It’s cloudy and 45 degrees right now in the Bronx. Both teams hope to get in this second game of the ALCS. If it were to get rained out, tomorrows game would take place on Sunday, before flying to Anaheim for game 3 on Monday.
According to weather.com, there is a 35% chance of rain at 8:00 pm and then a 50% chance of rain for the rest of the night. Temperatures are expected to be a bit below 40 degrees. It will be another cold one at the stadium. Look forward to seeing Cano playing ninja style again. It will be interesting to see how the weather affects A.J.’s breaking ball. We saw it was difficult for last nights starters to throw a good one.
“We’ll see what happens,” Yanks manager Joe Girardi said last night. “I’m not too concerned, because we played tonight. Hopefully we get tomorrow’s game in. But if we don’t, we don’t.”
1:07 a.m. Hairston scores winning run on throwing error by Izturis. Yanks up 2-0 going to LA. I’m going to sleep. See you later today I guess.
1:01 a.m. Robertson gets Guerrero on a ground ball to second. We go to the bottom of the 13th.
12:57 a.m. Game began 5 hours ago.
12:47 a.m. At some point, someone is going to need to swing at the first pitch, which tonight and all season, has been a fastball right down the middle. Either way, we now go to the top of the 13th inning.
12:46 a.m. Bases loaded, 2 outs, bottom of the 12th, 3-3, A-Rod at the plate. Dream.
12:36 a.m. Bottom of the 12th. Ervin Santana comes in to pitch. It will be Melky, Posada and Jeter. Please let this be the inning.
12:25 a.m. Marte does the job, gets Morales on a ground out to third. Robertson coming in. Robertson pitched in the ALDS and escaped from that bases loaded, no out jam in game 2 which allowed the Yankees to win the game.
12:21 a.m. The 7th pitcher of the night comes in for the Yankees with 1 out in the top of the 12th. It will be Marte. He made 1 appearance in the ALDS and gave up 2 hits without recording an out. He will try to get on track here with his ALCS debut.
12:20 a.m. #91 Aceves still in the game. Time to focus, still outs that need to be recorded and runs that need to be scored.
12:11 a.m. You gotta be kidding me! MR CLUTCH? MR OCTOBER? NO, MR RODRIGUEZ! A-Rods 3 HR’s this postseason are the reason they are 4-0 and have a chance at 5-0.
12:05 a.m. Hunter grounds into 5-4-3 DP. A-Rod leads it off for the Yankees in the bottom of the 11th. If the lead holds up, the series will be tied at 1 moving to Anaheim.
12:01 a.m. Matthews scores on a Figgins RBI single to left. Angels take the lead. That’s what you get for the leadoff walk.
11:44 p.m. Big break for the Yankees. Cabrera called safe at second on double play ball. McCarver saying it should have been called before. Maybe he wasn’t off the bag before! I understand it is to protect the players, but he didn’t even come close to touching it. Come on McCarver.
11:38 p.m. Rivera finishes throwing 2.1 innings. Last time he threw at least 2.1 innings in a postseason game was the 2003 ALCS. We go to the bottom of the 10. Darren Oliver in the game.
11:31 p.m. Rivera remains in the game to begin the tenth, entering his third inning of work. Last time Rivera pitched at least 2 innings in the postseason was the 2007 ALDS against the Indians. Aceves in the Yankees pen, Oliver in the Angels pen.
11:29 p.m. Cano grounds out to the catcher and slams down his helmet as he’s thrown out at first to end the inning. Should have swung at the first pitch which was right down the middle. Come to think of it, every hitter should, the entire league hit over .350 this regular season on the first pitch. Problem is, almost no one does it.
11:28 p.m. All with 2 outs: Matsui single, Guzman pinch runner, Gardner single, Guzman to third with the winning run. Cano at the plate with a chance to win it.
11:19 p.m. Snow falling in NYC.
11:16 p.m. Rivera strikes out 2 of the 3 batters he faced as a part of a 1-2-3 ninth inning. He faced the 1,2 and 3 hitters. Great game. If the Yankees win this one, it’ll be the 17th walk off of this stadium and the 2nd of the playoffs.
11:03 p.m. Posada comes in as a pinch hitter and grounds out to second on the first pitch he sees from Jepsen who enters the game. First pitch was clocked at 100 mph.
10:57 p.m. I was surprised at first, but then again, who can resist. Hughes out after 0.2 innings of scoreless, 1 hit, 1 strikeout ball. He should have been out of the inning, but a Jeter booted double play ball kept the inning going. “The Sandman” enters, the crowd goes crazy. Exactly 3 hours after the game starts, Mariano Rivera enters the game. DESTINY.
10:34 p.m. Chamberlain strikes out Guerrero with bases loaded. Crowd, Joba and A.J. all go crazy. Game tied at 2 at 7th inning stretch.
10:26 p.m. Coke strikes out Abreu with runners on 1st and 2nd 1 out. Chamberlain comes in with 2 on and 2 out with Hunter at the plate in the top of the 7th.
10:14 p.m. Burnett out of the game. Tips his cap to the crowd. His line: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO. Coke is in the game.
10:08 p.m. Saunders has thrown 91 pitches after 6 innings. If he comes out for the next inning, it will surely be his last.
10:01 p.m. Burnett gets through the 6th inning 1-2-3. His night probable over after throwing 105 pitches. Heres his line: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
9:43 p.m. Molina in the on deck circle is a signal that Burnett is going to stay in the game. He has thrown 90 pitches, 33 of which were last inning. Robertson was warming
in the top of the inning.
9:39 p.m. Wild pitch by Burnett scores Aybar. Tie game now. Guerrero grounds out on next pitch. In retrospect, could have been a lot worse. You have to believe the Yankees can and will score another run.
9:36 p.m. Walk to Hunter loads the bases. Ball flys into stands, big break for Yankees because Aybar probably would have scored. Vladimir Guerrero at the plate with 2 outs. Very big spot.
9:33 p.m. Burnett gets Abreu on a long foul out to Damon all the way in the left field corner with his back against the wall. Still runners on 1st and 2nd now with 2 outs and Hunter at the plate. Big spot in the game.
9:24 p.m. Hit batsman puts runners on first and second with one out. One run lead for the Yankees in jeopardy as Abreu steps to the plate. First jam for Burnett here in the 5th. Abreu is 0 for 6 so far in the ALCS.
9:21 p.m. Aybar with an RBI single up the middle after a Izturis double put a runner on second. Yankees lead cut in half, 2-1.
8:52 p.m. Once again Jeter comes through. A line drive home run to right makes it 2-0 Yankees. That is his second HR this postseason and his 19th of his postseason career. He passes Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantle for sole possession of 3rd place on the all time list.
8:30 p.m. Robbie Cano (with the ninja gear) rocks an RBI triple into the right field gap. Swisher scored the run and got on by a walk. All of that happened with 2 outs.
In the regular season, the Yankees allowed the most runs with 2 outs in all of MLB, but also scored the 3rd most in MLB. The Angels were 2nd in scoring runs with 2 outs.
8:19 p.m. 1-2-3 inning for A.J. He seems to have sharp break on just about everything that he is throwing. He recorded his second strike out of the night by striking out Morales looking.
8:13 p.m. 1-2-3 inning for Saunders. He threw 13 pitches, 7 strikes. Damon just missed a home run. It was caught be Abreu about 4 or 5 steps in front of the wall. Looks as though the ball is not carrying so far in this series.
8:05 p.m. Burnett escapes first inning giving up just one hit — a bloop double to Torii Hunter. He added one strike out. Figgins and Abreu are a combined 0 for 10 so far in this series.
7:57 p.m. First pitch is a strike to Figgins. Temperature is 47 degrees.
7:04 p.m. Skies have cleared up a bit, but the chance of showers has increased to 50% at 8 pm ET, then 60% by 10 pm ET. As of this point, players are taking batting practice, and it looks, at this point, that play will begin as scheduled.
6:30 p.m. Just found out that it will be Tino Martinez throwing out the first pitch tonight. There will be quite a greeting for him from the fans.
5:56 p.m. Weather Update:
Girardi on the weather:
“When I looked this morning, it looked grim,” Yanks manager Joe Girardi said. “Now I look at it and I think we’ve got a pretty decent shot of playing. I know the percentages went down. It seems like it might be like it was yesterday.”
Joe Girardi and Mike Scioscia are scheduled to meet with MLB representatives at 7:00 pm ET to discuss weather conditions.
5:10 p.m Lineups are posted in addition to some important and interesting game notes.
4:58 p.m. The gates opened to the stadium about 30 minutes ago. MLB is looking closely at the weather forecast for tonight. Right now it is not raining and 49 degrees with 11 mph winds. Keep up with the weather at weather.com.