November 4, 2009

WS6: Yankees 7, Phillies 3

Phillies - 001 002 000 - 3  6  0
Yankees - 022 030 00x - 7 8 0
MVP: Shemp (8-for-13, 3 HR, 8 RBI; 6 RBI in Game 6).
Example
Pedro Martinez (G2: 6-6-3-2-8, 107) / Andy Pettitte (G3: 6-5-4-3-7, 104)
Two old goats out there doing the best they can and having fun with it. I don't have enough words to describe how excited I am about being here. This is just a great gift to me.
Example
Chris Jaffe, Hardball Times:
[T]here have been 57 previous best-of-seven World Series that reached a Game Six. In the sixth contest*, the trailing [team] has amassed an impressive record of 35-22. Not too shabby. Actually, it was achieved in a very odd manner. The first two dozen such games were split evenly 12-12 between leaders and trailers. The most recent 18 games have been likewise split down the middle, 50% each. However, from 1955 to 1975, 15 World Series reached Game Six - and the trailing team went 14-1 in those games. Only in 1959 did the Series end in the sixth contest. Weird.

[*:Note: for purposes of this research, the tie in the 1912 World Series never happened. Thus Game Eight is considered Game Seven, and so on down the line).]

Anyhow, that's only half the battle. After going 35-22 in Game Six, the survivors went 17-18 in Game Seven. Overall then, teams trailing 3 games to 2 in a best of seven World Series go 17-40 in their quest for the World Championship, so odds are a bit over one-third.
Example
The Daily News sounds somewhat worried:

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redsock said...

Old Goats: B-Ref wondered who the oldest WSG6 starters were. After tonight, Pedro will be #6 and Pettitte #9.

Two in the current Top 10 pitched in the same game (1926).

(Oldest SP in any WS game.)

redsock said...

Pedro: "I know [Red Sox fans] don't like the Yankees to win, not even in Nintendo games. I'm pretty sure that every Boston fan out there can feel proud that I'm going to try to beat the Yankees."

No. Try not. Do.

redsock said...

I am a Yoda figure, after all.

redsock said...

David Murphy, Philly Daily News:

Over the last 24 hours, the bulk of the spotlight has centered on the shoulders of Pedro Martinez, and deservedly so. It is difficult to imagine another athlete who, over the course of his career, has displayed such an intriguing ability to both dominate on the playing field and cultivate his legend off of it.

In my admittedly-young career, Pedro Martinez is the most street smart professional athlete I have covered, and it isn't even close. Just like his pitches, the loquacious righthander is well aware of the impact of each one of his comments, the purpose and plan behind each evident only after your walk back toward the dugout has begun.

If you think Martinez did not know what he was doing when he labelled the Yankees his daddy, when he contemplated drilling the Bambino in his kiester, you are missing the true brilliance that exists inside his mind.

Even now, five years after his legendary daliances with the Yankees as a member of the Red Sox, many media members and fans chuckle as if the joke is on him. ...

At yesterday's press conference at Yankee Stadium, Martinez staged a typical Pedro performance, charming the local and national media who filled rows of plastic chairs in a conference room with his unique blend of humor, philosophy and hyperbole. ...

The media looks at these sessions as can't-miss opportunities to make Pedro be Pedro, to coax the righthander into making his next crazy quote. Two of the first six questions referenced two of his legendary quotes ...

But with deft subtlety, Martinez turned the onus on the questioner, first declining to discuss the Daddy chants with a "I'm not going to answer that question ... And I'm sorry for that," and later unleashing perhaps his most revealing monologue yet.

"In some ways I give that to you guys because it took me a while to realize that anything I say, everything I do has a meaning to you," Martinez told reporters. "I hope that when I need you for the community work and other things that I'm going to need, I'm going to need help to help people, that you guys actually bring the message across because that will give me help for all those things that I have in mind for after I retire."

A quick Google search reveals that no New York or Philadelphia newspapers published Martinez's words that were quoted above. ...

***

"Normally when you die, people tend to actually give you props about the good things. But that's after you die. (Laughter). So I'm hoping to get it before I die. I don't want to die and then hear everybody say, "Oh, there goes one of the best players ever." If you're going to give me props, just give them to me right now."

***

"Everything I do has a meaning to you."

redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Matsui, DH
Posada, C
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Gardner, CF

redsock said...

Lohud:
Rivera is available for six outs, and Girardi won't even rule him out in the 7th sometime. He threw a combined 13 pitches in Games 3 and 4.

redsock said...

Rollins, SS
Victorino, CF
Utley, 2B
Howard, 1B
Werth, RF
Ibanez, DH
Felix, 3B
Francisco, LF
Ruiz, C

redsock said...

Peter Abraham, Globe/Extra Bases:

Andy Pettitte is pitching on three days rest for the first time since 2006. He had a start skipped in September because of a sore shoulder and has pitched on at least one extra day of rest in all but one start since. Pedro Martinez has pitched on an average of 12.3 days rest in his last three starts.

The Yankees are 37-9 at home (including the postseason) since the All-Star break.

redsock said...

Reading several Sox fans on SoSH saying this is the most anxious/excited/pumped up they have been for a non-Sox post-season game since WS7 in 2001, and the addition of Pedro pushes it past 2001.

For me, it might be the most anticipated non-Sox game ever. Even more than tomorrow's Game 7, I think.

click

Amy said...

I am also so psyched for this game. Another chance to watch Pedro pitch---against the Yankees---at Yankee Stadium---in the WORLD SERIES!

Of course, he'd better be amazing or it will break my heart.

redsock said...

"Yankee Joe" West behind the plate.

redsock said...

sut already ball-washing jeter and his refound range.

redsock said...

god - o'b and sut acting like jetes went at least 35 steps his right for that one.

Amy said...

Ech, DP.

redsock said...

i'm assuming they won't mention the near-wild throw from ci that teix saved.

Ish said...

If Jeter refound his range, that's bad news for his bridge.

I'm nervous already!

McMoron: "How long will [Pedro] last? Four innings? Five innings?"

Buck: "You're not willing to go higher than that?"

McMoron: "Six innings?"

Amy said...

Pedro time!

Amy said...

One away. Though that made my heart stop for a second.

Ish said...

There's a fake Tim McCarver on Twitter who is downright hilarious. Lots of tweets during the game.

"After 1 pitch, Pedro wants a new ball. Lance Armstrong waited until he got cancer before getting rid of his first ball"

redsock said...

sutcliffe's key to the game for the mfy:
the fans have to get loud and "wake up the echoes"

Ish said...

Weeeeeeee

redsock said...

sut saying pedro is already winded and trying to catch his breath.

he is apparently still flu-y, but come on.

Amy said...

Pedro has the flu?

redsock said...

what is fox saying about pedro? these guys have him (with a 81 fb) getting thru this inning and that's maybe it.

they are insane.

Amy said...

OTT
But I don't like those long fly balls.

Kevin said...

Warning track power

Amy said...

I am not listening to them. As usual.

Benjamin said...

Damon looking foolish on the K.

Teixeira mustering only warning track power in the Toilet.

So far so good.

Ish said...

But that's how Pedro stays in this game. Those scary looking flyballs are what he needs to keep the pitch-count down. Just need to make sure they don't leave the yard or get down.

Benjamin said...

They should have put this in Pedro's questions box instead of the other shit: "Will he get any fucking run support?"

redsock said...

he was sick for game 2 -- and is still a bit under from what they said tonight.

they act like he is going to drop dead or start barfing on the hill --because of the mound visits and he dropped one of ruiz's throwbacks.

o'b and sut inventing drama if you ask me.

Amy said...

Right, Ish. But they still make me nervous. I prefer a nice ground ball out. Or better yet, a K.

Amy said...

No drama for me from them. The game is drama enough, no?

redsock said...

sut: pedro "having trouble breathing"

gotta mute these shits.

Kevin said...

"start barfing on the hill"

Hey, barfing between innings seemed to work for Penny.

Amy said...

Yeah, I was going to suggest the mute, but I know you like the crowd noise.

Do you really need to hear Yankee fans though?

I wish I could market my ability to block out these guys. I just hear "blah blah blah called strike blah blah blah fastball up blah blah outside"...etc

Amy said...

That's right---push up that pitch count.

redsock said...

we had philly radio the last two games, but L is out and i am too lazy to get her computer on and it is 1-2 pitches behind.

Ish said...

What happened to Phillies radio?

Ish said...

Nevermind. :>)

redsock said...

we'll have it back on tomorrow night.

Ish said...

PASSEDBALLA!!!

redsock said...

CLANK
PASSEDBALLA

Amy said...

Blah.

redsock said...

one great thing about PHI radio -- they were shocked and amused by how shitty dumbo is behind the plate.

Kevin said...

Le squander

Amy said...

The two pitch behind thing would make me crazy. Mute would be better.

redsock said...

any chance of a bat shard flying off and slicing thru guiliani's jugular?

(a boy can dream...)

Amy said...

DP please.

redsock said...

knock shemp on his ass, dammit

Amy said...

OK, now I caught that remark about Pedro being "diminished." STFU.

Kevin said...

FUCK

Amy said...

....fuck.

Ish said...

Rut fucking roh.

redsock said...

jesus - buzz him once and his bat goes cold. goddamit

Benjamin said...

I don't think I've had the teevee unmuted once this postseason, except on the occasional belabored replay incident (e.g. an egregious botched call). I doubt I've missed much.

redsock said...

forget missing nothing, your experience was likely enhanced.

Kevin said...

RUNS

SCORE THEM

Amy said...

Score runs, you fake Red Sox.

redsock said...

their bats are as dead as ours were. christ.

redsock said...

THREE BAGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

for the catcher!

Kevin said...

Ruiz with a triple!?

nick said...

Hey all. making another brief swing by.

I want more runs nowlike.

It seems emma and her friends were talking about the world series at school. One friend likes the MFY 75%, another said 50%, and another 100%. Emma apparently chimed in with 0% and "go Phillies!" I like that kid.

redsock said...

top of the class!

nick said...

'at's one...

Ish said...

Flying scrotum!

redsock said...

pc at 37

pedro thru 2
tucan thru 3

Amy said...

Nick, Emma is very cool!

redsock said...

87 SASAHE!

nick said...

I agree.

Kevin said...

Way to fuck that one up, Shane

redsock said...

trap-a-rino.

nick said...

ack! I can hear Jere now! please don't turn into the LAAA, phillies.

Amy said...

DP, please.

redsock said...

man, he is holding that ball forEVER!

Amy said...

These at bats are too damn long.

Amy said...

Argghh.

redsock said...

PHI pen up

redsock said...

happ up

Amy said...

Uch, I am so not enjoying this.

nick said...

good lord, why hit him?

DP, double please.

redsock said...

nice idea
wrong time

blue-lipped dp pls

Kevin said...

DP please?

Amy said...

That's it, Pedro, outsmart this ass.

nick said...

nice idea
wrong time


good point. why hit him now?

Ish said...

PAINT.

redsock said...

i guess it was a mistake.

K

GENIUS!

Kevin said...

Sit

nick said...

K-rod!

Amy said...

K!

redsock said...

maybe a bit outside .... thanks joe!

Ish said...

Psst, Pedro: You have just been given a couple extra inches off the plate. USE THEM.

Amy said...

FOUL

nick said...

I was surprised to see that called a strike. but maybe it's part of that intangible strike zone.

Amy said...

Damn...

Kevin said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUCK

redsock said...

IS IT AGAINST THE FUCKING LAW TO KNOCK THIS MOTHERFUCKER ON HIS FUCKING ASS JUST FUCKING ONCE? FUCKING FUCK.

Kevin said...

RUNS

SCORE THEM

Ish said...

MOTHER AND FATHER AND UNCLEFUCKING RUNS NOW GODSATANBUELLERDAMMIT.

Amy said...

What is Pedro's PC? Will he come back out?

Amy said...

Wow, the ALL CAPS mode has taken over. Where is Nix when we need him?

redsock said...

pedro: 13-24-25 = 62



hairston in LF for damon

Ish said...

Damon pulled something.

Amy said...

Damon out...that's a positive thing.

redsock said...

it's an elimination game, phillies -- you might want to make every AB count. (yeah, you ryan.)

Kevin said...

Ryan Howard is useless

Angry Steve said...

c'mon Chase...

redsock said...

make me not hate you, raul.

Ish said...

PASSEDBALLA

redsock said...

PASSEDBALLA

Amy said...

passedaballa

Kevin said...

PASSEDBALLA!

redsock said...

come on, feliz!
tie this shit up.

Ish said...

Come on, Other Pedro, you wannabe asshole.

Amy said...

BB again. Come on, do not squander..

redsock said...

ass shits

Kevin said...

WHY DO FUCKERS SQUANDER SO FUCKING MUCH!?!

Angry Steve said...

motherfucker...

Ish said...

Obscenity now.

Amy said...

Jerks.

redsock said...

L home - PHI radio a-comin'

redsock said...

pettitte barking with west btw innings - girardi out to drag him back.

Ish said...

FOX didn't bother to talk about Pettitte's discussion with West. Wait, here it is.

Ish said...

Swishhhhhh.

Amy said...

That's more like it.

Now can these jerks from the city of Brotherly Love please score some runs?

redsock said...

looks like manuel is telling pedro that's it

redsock said...

yeah, just stand there -- good plan, francisco.

redsock said...

seems like durbin will be in next inning.

Ish said...

Philly bats making me think it's a June interleague game.

redsock said...

make yourself even semi-useful, rollins, okay?

redsock said...

go jump off the jeter bridge, you gidping asshole.

Kevin said...

Useless fucks

Amy said...

I am afraid this game has become a lot less interesting to me, with Pedro out and the Yankees three runs up and the Phillies bats DOA.

redsock said...

farce

Kevin said...

Phuck

Amy said...

I guess I am stuck with the game on since Harvey obviously wants to see the rest of the game. I may just close my eyes for a while. :)

redsock said...

Here's an idea: Hold the MFY to 5.

Philip said...

Person who I will blame for this if the Phils lose: Ruiz. What the hell is his malfunction, calling for a high FB with two strikes on Matsui with the bases loaded?

Kevin said...

Ugh.....

redsock said...

don't move him off the plate.
he'll make an out eventually.



maybe.

Kevin said...

"What the hell is his malfunction, calling for a high FB with two strikes on Matsui with the bases loaded?"

He must have been thinking the Cactus was at the plate.

Ish said...

Matsui 6, Phillies 1

SERIOUSLY!?

Wake the fuck up. Who do you think you are, the Red Sox?

redsock said...

sounds like philly radio has tossed in the towel.

9casey said...

Philip said...
Person who I will blame for this if the Phils lose: Ruiz. What the hell is his malfunction, calling for a high FB with two strikes on Matsui with the bases loaded?



Wasn't 3-1?

redsock said...

joba up

Kevin said...

Hey, Howard, how about you do something useful for once?

redsock said...

ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

That's useful!

Ish said...

Like that!

1/3 of the way there!

Philip said...

9C:

I was referring to Matsui's OTHER bases loaded AB.

redsock said...

werthless.

redsock said...

1/2 dong for raul!

and now we get to nail jtc.

Ish said...

Don't fucking waste this.

redsock said...

we need that runner at 2b.

Kevin said...

If Feliz gets on I think you have to pinch-hit Dobbs for Francisco

Kevin said...

So much for that

redsock said...

9 outs left - down by 4

(assuming they can hold them at 7)

redsock said...

mfy pen quiet
jtc in the 7
fruitbat for the 8/9

?

Kevin said...

Alright, time for a rally

Kevin said...

WHY NO PINCH-HITTER!?!

redsock said...

hey mr. 0 for 10.

redsock said...

bye mr. 0 for 11.

redsock said...

back it up, rollins.

redsock said...

rollins, you suck.

redsock said...

marte for utley.

Kevin said...

Time for Utley to set the new WS HR record.

Ish said...

Get busy winning, or get busy losing.

redsock said...

he not busy donging is busy dying.

Kevin said...

I hate life

redsock said...

bag of dicks for Brian Gorman

Ish said...

Bag of dicks for Utley, really. He's looked gunshy tonight.

Amy said...

Good night, all. Too late for me to stay up just to watch a Yankee celebration.

No more game threads til April...unless a miracle happens. :(

redsock said...

shemp could be the first player to hit for the cycle in a WS game with a triple.

redsock said...

if howard could K on 2 pitches, he would.

Ish said...

I saw a ton of hittable pitches tonight that the Phillies just watched. They've choked in Game 6.

redsock said...

always with 2 fucking outs.

Kevin said...

Nice job popping up there

Phucker

Kevin said...

"if howard could K on 2 pitches, he would."

He's already set the World Series K record, so I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see him somehow do that.

You could probably get him to swing and miss on a pickoff throw.

redsock said...

hell of a play by feliz.
wish it mattered.

Kevin said...

If Feliz hadn't just killed that last rally I might actually be impressed by that play.

redsock said...

a pitching change now, larussa?

redsock said...

maybe this guy's job is to come in and stick one in ci's ear...

Kevin said...

Alright, it's you're last chance, Phuckers. Score. Runs.

redsock said...

8-9-1 for these do-nothings.

i will accept a miracle.

Kevin said...

I'm going to go on the record and say this. If the Yankees are going to end up winning this thing, I'd like Howard to K yet again to make the final out.

redsock said...

if howard bats, that means they have a chance to tie it.

Kevin said...

Walks always come around to score.

Right?

Right?

Please?

redsock said...

leadoff walks....

Jere said...

little bingle, Shane

Kevin said...

At least Victorino's still trying.

redsock said...

It's time to read a big book.

tim said...

92 days till truck day!

Ish said...

This one's for you, Cole. It's finally over.

Jere said...

And they don't play NY, NY! Okay I'm changing the channel now.

Kevin said...

Well, congrats Yankees. You've proven that Mr. Steinbrenner is still capable of buying you all a championship once or twice a decade.

Enjoy it for now. We're not letting you get the chance to repeat next year.

Benjamin said...

:(

Dr. Jeff said...

Now that it's over, just want to thank Allan and the rest of the JOS regulars for a fun season. What I will remember from 2009: mainly those games before the All Star break, when we swept the Yankees three times. I will also remember Youk's walk off HR against the Yankees, Ellsbury's steal of home, that crazy 16-11 game with Tek's grand slam, and wasn't there an early game at Fenway with at least three consecutive HRs? Always great to make the playoffs, hopefully they can patch some holes in the team and come out strong for 2010. Have a great winter everyone. -Jeff in New Mexico

Ish said...

Only one person I feel a modicum of happiness for, and that's Harvey. This one's for you.

5 months until Opening Day.

Amy said...

Ish, that is really very sweet of you. I will pass on your thoughts to Harvey.

Needless to say, he is happy but smart enough not to gloat. I went to bed before the game was over, knowing that my sour face would only take away from his joy. Or at least that is my rationalization.

Thanks, Allan and Laura, for hosting us through another fun season. We all wish the second half had been as much fun as the first, but....wait til next year.

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