• 2011 ALDS – Game Five

    Posted by on October 6th, 2011 · Comments (14)

    I’ll be at the game tonight – and expect to get in too late to comment on it, right after it ends.  So, feel free to use this post to leave your in-game and post-game comments.  I should have something up on the game on Friday.

    Comments on 2011 ALDS – Game Five

    1. Raf
      October 6th, 2011 | 9:42 pm

      While you’re there, smack Girardi for going with too many pitchers. Keep going to the well, you’re eventually going to find the one who doesn’t have his good stuff that day.

    2. Raf
      October 6th, 2011 | 9:43 pm

      CC… Guess he stays in for the duration?

    3. Raf
      October 6th, 2011 | 11:00 pm

      You know what? Stranding all these baserunners, the Yanks don’t deserve to win this game.

    4. Raf
      October 6th, 2011 | 11:44 pm

      Raf wrote:

      You know what? Stranding all these baserunners, the Yanks don’t deserve to win this game.

      And they didn’t…

      Figures Rodriguez would K to end it.

    5. Raf
      October 6th, 2011 | 11:45 pm

      11 LOB.

    6. Raf
      October 6th, 2011 | 11:50 pm

      Probably should’ve used his bench as much as he used his bullpen…

    7. Jim TreshFan
      October 7th, 2011 | 12:03 am

      Bottom line: The better team won.

      I was watching some post game on MLBNet. They showed a Teixiera AB vs. Fister where Tex got 3 or 4 belt high pitches down the middle of the plate. Mitch Williams said during the replays that Teixiera was opening his hips too soon and too much on each of them, so that all he could do was pop them up. And damn if that wasn’t what Teixiera did on all of them.

      Well, take you hats off to the Tigers. They had the better team.

    8. JeremyM
      October 7th, 2011 | 12:09 am

      Raf wrote:

      Probably should’ve used his bench as much as he used his bullpen…

      So true. Would’ve liked to have seen Montero for Martin. Jones for Swisher maybe?

      I think Swisher has to go. I like the guy, but it’s gotten to be ridiculous.

    9. October 7th, 2011 | 12:19 am

      Each Season is a story in itself, the pitching especially the bullpen turned out not to be the problem, the hitting did the Yanks in. Tex was once again dead weight in the postseason, AROD, well he is 36, has become injury prone, this situation may not get any better. I really thought there was more to this team than what we saw here, very disappointing.

      As far as CC is concerned, if he is unhappy with his contract I would wish him the best of luck.

    10. 77yankees
      October 7th, 2011 | 7:18 am

      For all the worrying about pitching we hear, if Martin/Gardner/ARod/Swish punch a single with the bases loaded, that would have been the difference.

      Detroit played better and deserved to win: bottom line.

      The drawback to not bringing back CC is, some of the kids will be dealt for pitching. The Yanks won’t go with a rotation of Nova, Hughes, Burnett, Betances, and another Garcia/Colon type veteran signing.

    11. JeremyM
      October 7th, 2011 | 7:48 am

      Never in a million years did I think that if the Yanks held the Tigers to only 3 runs, that they would lose last night. Incredible.

      Someone pointed out elsewhere that the loss of Cervelli ended up being huge. Martin was so awful, but Girardi felt he had no choice but to let him hit. Even still, I would’ve made the move in the 8th inning- Martin was that bad.

    12. October 7th, 2011 | 8:28 am

      Knowing about Nova’s injury, there were two things I questioned Girardi’s judgment on, regardless of results:

      * Taking Hughes out immediately after a base hit in the third. Going to Logan for three outs ended up not hurting the Yankees but the guy just gave you two Ks and a fisted ground-ball the last inning. Keeping Hughes for that inning may have paired the use of CC for another inning and maybe CC wouldn’t have faced Martinez and possibly faced the bottom of the line-up, giving him more of a groove to work with.

      * Not pitch-hitting for Martin with Montero. When your best hitting option on the bench can catch and if your current catcher has Cervilli-itis at the plate, you have to sub in Montero at that point, especially with the bases loaded.

    13. Raf
      October 7th, 2011 | 12:22 pm

      JeremyM wrote:

      Someone pointed out elsewhere that the loss of Cervelli ended up being huge. Martin was so awful, but Girardi felt he had no choice but to let him hit. Even still, I would’ve made the move in the 8th inning- Martin was that bad.

      Yeah, I saw that over @ BB. My response;
      “Cervelli’s loss may have been huge, but the Yankees had the option to carry Romine as well as Montero. With a full bench, no reason they couldn’t use Montero or Posada behind the plate.”

      Like you said, in the 8th inning, I would’ve PH for Martin. If it means Posada catching and losing the DH so be it. If it means Montero catching, so be it. No point in having other catchers on the roster, if you’re not going to use them. Someone gets hurt, worry about that when it comes to it.

    14. Raf
      October 8th, 2011 | 9:31 pm

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