October 13, 2010 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #705498
If the Yankees dont beat Texas, expect Cliff Lee to pitch opening day for the Yankees in 2011. Thats the Steinbrenner way.October 13, 2010 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #705499
The Knicks begin a new (and probably hopelessly futile run for a playoff spot) season tonight. We have to be careful about saying lashon hara about Amare Stoudmire when the Knicks are outrebounded by 47 every night and we wish we still had David Lee (a perpetual double double machine).October 13, 2010 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #705500
I heard that the Yankees are interested in Lee regardless,
BTW, I’m curious why the Mariners didn’t make it to the Post season, even while having Cliff Lee for a decent amount of time this season and while having King Felix (who btw is a cy young winner candidate) and Ichiro SuzukiOctober 13, 2010 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #705501ZosHaTorahParticipant
Cliff Lee means 2 wins for the Rangers. There’s not a better pitcher in the game today (except maybe Roy Halloday). Rangers just have to come up with 2 other wins somehow, and Yankee fans will certainly be scratching their heads.October 13, 2010 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #705502arcParticipant
chosson they were the worst offensive team since 1970. you cant win if you dont score thats why Felix lost 12 gamesOctober 13, 2010 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #705503
Whoa, worse then the Pirates?October 13, 2010 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #705504arcParticipant
worst since 1970 that includes this (any)years pirates.October 13, 2010 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #705505
Why don’t the yankees pick up Felix, Cliff and we’ll have a all star rotationOctober 13, 2010 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #705506
The yankees should waste burnett against lee in game 3 and any other game lee pitches.October 13, 2010 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #705507HomeownerMember
Just regarding the Yankees, I was at game three of the series with Boston on Chol HaMoed Sukkos (which the Yanks took 4-3 in the tenth) and there was a minyan outside the stadium after the game.October 13, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #705508
There is usually a minyan during the 7th inning stretch at the kosher concession stand.October 13, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #705509Y.W. EditorKeymasterOctober 14, 2010 12:43 am at 12:43 am #705510
A long post season for the Yankees will cause a lot of Bitul Torah. The Texas Rangers will be shutting down this Bitul Torah quickly.October 14, 2010 2:31 am at 2:31 am #705511
The games will all be played bein hasdarim. 🙂October 14, 2010 4:13 am at 4:13 am #705512
6 of the 7 scheduled World Series games will be during Night Seder!!!October 14, 2010 4:47 am at 4:47 am #705513
“Is post-season acceptable?“
I didn’t think so, but apparently it’s used in several places.
Therefore, my “official” answer is…
“I guess so” 😛October 14, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am #705514
Then they will have to sweep.October 17, 2010 12:28 am at 12:28 am #705515
Yanks win Friday night was a miracle.
Tonight was a disaster…..October 17, 2010 1:32 am at 1:32 am #705516
Wrong, Friday night was a fluke and Saturday was merely the better team winning.October 18, 2010 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #705517
The first half of the Yankees’ starting rotation flip was a flop, with Phil Hughes allowing seven runs over four-plus innings in Saturday’s 7-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, a defeat that boils down to a best-of-five set.
But if there is a singular name synonymous with postseason success, it is Andy Pettitte, who, despite being the all-time active leader in playoff victories, is the understudy to headline act and Rangers ace Cliff Lee in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday. Yes, it is the lefty-not-named Pettitte who has generated the buzz, as much for his perfect 6-0 postseason record as for the haul of prized prospects New York was willing to give up at the Trade Deadline to try to put Lee in pinstripes.
“People can talk about Cliff as much as they want,” said reliever Joba Chamberlain, who needs just one word to summarize what Pettitte has done in 16 Major League seasons: wow.
“It’s kind of funny [that] you can put a guy who has 250 innings in the postseason with 19 wins on the back burner,” Chamberlain said of Monday’s matchup. “You know, people don’t realize how good that really is. … Cliff Lee is good, but this guy [in the locker] next to us is the best. And there’s no getting around it.”
It has always been this way for Pettitte, tasked with proving himself ever since the 22nd-round Draft pick showed up at Rookie ball in 1991. Current Orioles manager Buck Showalter, then involved in the Yankees’ Minor Leagues, was struck in instructional league by Pettitte’s “good face,” a domineering glare that has become ingrained in his game as much as that highly-coveted pickoff move.
“He’s not underrated in this clubhouse,” said Hughes, who has benefited enormously from watching Pettitte keep his emotions in check. “We know how valuable he is to our team.”
Pettitte, who is 19-9 in 41 career playoff starts, used to watch the tape of his Game 5 start in the 1996 World Series — a contest in which he tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings — to get a confidence boost. But the days of needing reassurance are over, and if there is one thing the Yankees can expect from their veteran starter on Monday night it is this: he won’t be overwhelmed by the moment.
“Pretty much every situation you can think of he’s been in,” said captain Derek Jeter. “He’s been successful. So when you have had success, I think he really uses that to his advantage.”
“He’s pitched in so many postseasons and been so clutch, it’s hard to say really how he’s done it, how he’s been able to sustain it,” Hughes said of Pettitte, who has a career 3.87 postseason ERA. “But I know he’s one of the hardest workers in here.”
With both of New York’s starters stumbling, Hughes’ struggles preceding ace CC Sabathia’s lack of command, the fate of a pivotal Game 3 hinges on the 38-year-old Pettitte giving the Yankees effectiveness and innings. They will rely on him — like they have so many times before — to dip into his playoff pedigree and shake off whatever rust the long layoff an AL Division Series sweep caused for their first two arms.
“I’ll be able to control my emotions, I’ll be able to handle myself,” said Pettitte, who will face a lethal Rangers lineup on 11 days’ rest. “It’s a matter if I can get the body and the release point and everything else going the way I want it to.”
It is unquestionably harder than it used to be for Pettitte, who has 489 regular-season games under his belt on top of his postseason resume. He is barely a month removed from pitching to Double-A hitters as part of a rehab assignment for an injured groin that caused him to miss two months of the season. His return was hardly seamless, as Pettitte posted a combined 6.75 ERA in his final three starts for the Yankees, a far cry from the sub-3 ERA mark he posted in the first two months.
But Pettitte in the postseason has become nearly mythical, and he held the Twins to two runs over seven innings in a first-round ALDS victory. He hasn’t been tagged with a postseason loss since the 2005 National League Championship Series as a member of the Houston Astros, a mind-boggling stat that makes Lee’s marquee status in Monday’s game almost unheard of. Perhaps bulletin-board material for any other starter, Pettitte is unaffected by his opposition taking top billing.
“I guess I can say I’m used to that,” Pettitte said. “It’s always maybe the other guy that’s going to get that. That’s totally fine with me. I’m not a guy who likes a lot of attention. I’m kind of uncomfortable with a whole lot of attention. I want to go out and do my job.”
“His priorities are in line,” Chamberlain said of Pettitte’s even-keeled approach. “Baseball is probably the last thing on his mind, and that’s why he’s been so successful. His faith, his family and the relationships that he creates is more important than baseball. And that creates the dynamic that he can play this game and leave it all on the field. At the end of the day, he knows he left it all out there and he can be happy with what he’s done.”October 19, 2010 3:38 am at 3:38 am #705518
8-0: The Rangers will be closing this thread soon.October 19, 2010 6:31 am at 6:31 am #705519
Oy! And AJ Burnett tomorrow… Not good! Hopefully the offense will wake up. Now it has to go at least 6 games if the Yanks win and game six is on Shabbos 🙁October 20, 2010 5:14 am at 5:14 am #705520
Later today (it is already past midnight) the Rangers pitcher who pitches the ninth inning should be granted temporary YWN Moderator status to close this thread!!!
That is why he is called a CLOSER.October 20, 2010 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #705521
Maybe someone can update us what’s going on at the game now? I’m saying Tehillim and can’t listen now.
Please help us out.October 20, 2010 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm #705522
Yankees 1 Rangers zip.
As of 4:45October 20, 2010 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #705523
Yanks up 3-0.
Sacrilege – If I had know you were a yankee fan I would have given you an even bigger brucha the other day!October 20, 2010 9:13 pm at 9:13 pm #705524Y.W. EditorKeymaster
You guys are slow.
Yanks winning 5 nothing. Bottom of the 3rd.October 20, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #705525
(in that case I wont tell you that I’m not)October 20, 2010 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #705526
Kerry Wood just struck out Josh Hamilton.
at the end of 6 1/2 the Yankees are leading 6-2October 20, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #705527
The Yankees Win! Daaaa Yankees Win!October 21, 2010 6:29 am at 6:29 am #705528
Shabbos night is gonna be scary, won’t be able to concentrate on the food. Yanks scoring early and taking the crowd out of it is key. Give Hughes some breathing room.
Is it muttar to take a peek into a store to look at the newspaper cover?
Also is it muttar to root against Ian Kinsler even though he’s a Jew? I personally say YES!October 21, 2010 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #705529
LemonySnicket- Why would you root against Ian? I don’t mind if he hits .999 as long as the Yankees win. How’s that?October 22, 2010 4:14 am at 4:14 am #705530
Chosson- Deal! May he get hits every time he comes to bat; just insignificant ones…October 22, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am #705531HadaLXTPMember
For those who think these games are a Bitul Torah,(me being one of them). There is the option of watching a condensed version of the game(basically almost every out and interesting play) usually about 4 hours after the game is over. If it’s possible to hold out till the next morning, then the game could be watched in about 15 minutes. No commentary though. Here is the link if any one is interested. http://mlb.mlb.com/mediacenter/index.jsp?affiliateId=mlbMENUMLBTV&tcid=nav_mlb_video
You won’t see the score from this page. You would have to be careful that when it loads you put it in full screen mode so that you won’t see the score, or other highlights from the game.October 22, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #705532HadaLXTPMember
If the Yankees dont beat Texas, expect Cliff Lee to pitch opening day for the Yankees in 2011. Thats the Steinbrenner way.
Regardless they will go after Lee whether they win or not. Depends on whether he resigns with Texas or not.October 22, 2010 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #705533
Muttar? It’s hiyuv!
(jk – don’t paskan from the coffee room – CYLYRR: Consult You Local Yankee-Roottin’ )October 24, 2010 12:31 am at 12:31 am #705534
There is always next year…October 24, 2010 1:11 am at 1:11 am #705535
Thread closed by Moderator Colby Lewis and the rest of the Rangers. 6 to 1October 24, 2010 1:21 am at 1:21 am #705536
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I tried editing “I can only try”s posting, but it does not come through.
On second to last line the “(” needs to be moved to the left of the “:”.October 25, 2010 8:03 am at 8:03 am #705539YW Moderator-42Moderator
Quote from another site:
“A-Rod leads Rangers to first World Series Appearance…”
Now we know why they traded him to the Yankees in the first place… Go Rangers!!October 25, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am #705540
I think this is what you are trying to achieve:
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Ok, ok – here’s what you have to do:
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That’s it.October 29, 2010 4:20 am at 4:20 am #705541
The Rangers are getting their desserts.October 29, 2010 5:19 am at 5:19 am #705542
This just shows how lousy the team they smeared last week was.October 29, 2010 5:24 am at 5:24 am #705543
Haha payback’s awesome!!October 29, 2010 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #705544
It shows that baseball is a game that comes down to pitching!!!November 2, 2010 2:46 am at 2:46 am #705545
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Still winning the American League Championship with a team with a $54 Million payroll is a much bigger accomplishment than not winning it with a $206 Million payroll!!!
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