• Yankees Plate 5 In The 9th

    Posted by on October 8th, 2012 · Comments (11)

    This has to be crushing for the Orioles in many ways – physically, mentally and emotionally.

    Credit the Yankees bats. But, also, credit Sabathia for keeping the game close up to that point.

    Comments on Yankees Plate 5 In The 9th

    1. EHawk
      October 8th, 2012 | 12:21 am

      Very nice win and awesome game by CC. If he keeps pitching like this I like our chances. Yanks bats didn’t wake up until the ninth but maybe this will lead to some early hits tomorrow night. ARod was awful again

    2. 77yankees
      October 8th, 2012 | 2:54 am

      The big man earned his cash tonight. Perhaps one of his best games in pinstripes.

      On the bad side, in addition to A-Rod, the baserunning was awful. Can’t blame Martin on the play at the plate, that was a bang bang play. But the rally killers by Ichiro & Tex were awful & it could’ve come back to haunt them.

    3. redbug
      October 8th, 2012 | 6:26 am

      I don’t care what it may do his ego, Arod has to be moved down in the lineup.

    4. Raf
      October 8th, 2012 | 7:04 am

      77yankees wrote:

      But the rally killers by Ichiro & Tex were awful & it could’ve come back to haunt them.

      Yeah, not sure what Ichiro was thinking trying to steal 3b. It’s not like he had a good jump or anything either. With Teix, I can understand if they threw through to home. But with that calf, I’m surprised he even went for it.

    5. October 8th, 2012 | 7:22 am

      @ 77yankees:
      @ redbug:
      I think the odds are greater that the Yankees will have some sort of blowout game soon in the post-season where A-Rod gets a garbage time HR off some scrub and then we’ll hear about how he’s coming on…than we’ll see the Yankees actually move him down in the line-up.

      In any event, as I told my father yesterday, regarding A-Rod, “If you think this is bad, just wait until he’s 40 years old and older.”

      He’s a Yankee until he’s 42, right?

    6. JeremyM
      October 8th, 2012 | 7:40 am

      At the pace he’s going they’ll eventually just have to eat his contract. It’ll be a sunk cost and hurting the on field product to a degree where it won’t be worth it.

    7. October 8th, 2012 | 8:46 am

      @ JeremyM:
      That’s a lot to eat: $40 to $60 million, depending on when they do it.

    8. EHawk
      October 8th, 2012 | 10:55 am

      @ redbug:
      Doubt they move him down tonight against a Lefty but if he continues to do nothing then a move down against Righties should happen but I doubt Girardi makes that move especially if they keep winning.

    9. Evan3457
      October 8th, 2012 | 11:54 am

      EHawk wrote:

      @ redbug:
      Doubt they move him down tonight against a Lefty but if he continues to do nothing then a move down against Righties should happen but I doubt Girardi makes that move especially if they keep winning.

      Actually, if A-Rod has a bad slump, what they might do is platoon A-Rod and Chavez. They did it to Tino in 1996, and that was Tino still in his prime.

    10. October 8th, 2012 | 12:40 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Actually, if A-Rod has a bad slump, what they might do is platoon A-Rod and Chavez. They did it to Tino in 1996, and that was Tino still in his prime.

      My question is… how many games constitute a bad slump? Would two games do it? The platooning thing makes a lot of sense, maybe too much sense.

    11. LMJ229
      October 8th, 2012 | 11:18 pm

      There’s no way Girardi messes with A-Rod. He has a man crush on him.

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