Game Thread: Sunday, September 9, 2012, Yankees at Orioles

Not only are the Yankees playing badly, but they’re also playing unlucky. Obviously everyone is furious over last night’s blown call, but the smartest thing for fans and team alike is to move on quickly. (Adding injury to the insult: Mark Teixeira re-injured his calf on the play and will miss today’s game.) You knew it would come to this. The winner of today’s game goes home with sole possession of first place. This is the biggest game of the 2012 season. If the Yankees lose they may not have another clean shot at hanging onto first place. So, who’s on the mound? Freddy Garcia. The O’s counter with Zach Britton. Enjoy!

141 thoughts on “Game Thread: Sunday, September 9, 2012, Yankees at Orioles

  1. SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Watching Yankee games can he hazardous to both your physical and mental health.

    • I’m basically reduced to hoping they hang on. That they could actually play well seems beyond hope.

  2. This home plate/base ump is awful. TBS is showing pitch track on virtually all the pitches and he is so inconsistent it’s ridiculous.

  3. This is a real Christian game. Virtually all runs are gifts from the opposing team. It just warms my heart…..NOT!!

  4. I wish Cano had caught that. I’d have liked to see him try the shortstop-in-the-hole thing, just to see how he can handle it.

    • I betcha Robbie could do it. But less chances for that wonderful sling. The sling thing is a thing of beauty. He’d probably innovate something new at short.

  5. Well, my heart went boom when I crossed that room and I held her hand in miiiiiiine…

  6. Right now Baltimore is tied for first. The Red Sox are in last, 16 games behind them. And both teams have the same run differential: -19.

  7. Cap Ripkin & John Smoltz in the booth. So what is all that baseball experience teaching us about the game? What color highlighters Ernie Johnson uses to fill out his score card!

  8. Michael Kay says that the Baltimore Sun did not mention the bad call in its game report yesterday, and the Baltimore TV coverage didn’t show a replay of the final out.

  9. Neat little sharp breaking ball under the lefty’s hands. Beautiful right-and-down on the changeup. Cory Wade on the water.