• Rob

    Mo is gonna give me a heart attack, but yesssssssssssssssssssssss.

  • RJ – Ct

    Would have loved and insurance run in the 8th just to allow Mo another day of rest, especially with a off day tomorrow, but tho it was heart-attack causing, he got it done. Boston must be freakin out, they can’t hit and even when they get decent pitching, their stopper gives up a grand slam to blow open a 1 run game. Best part is they were in the clubhouse and watching the the Yanks win and cut it to 1 in the loss!!!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Insurance runs are for wussies. Don’t you like pulling your hair out in the 9th?

    • Rob

      Yeah and Papeldouche has been getting rocked too

      • RJ – Ct

        Love seein Papelblown come in a erase any chance of winning!

        • Marsha

          That’s what happens when to Papelbon is just “not that into it.”

  • Pete

    I feel like im taking crazy pills

  • Brian

    this is so fun; i just want to say that it really hasn’t ever been this good the last few years. try as they might, this exposes all of our weaknesses of very recent memory (*ahem, Sheffield, ahem, unnecessary tension in the clubhouse) because it is just that good. now if only chamberlain had the street cred to be given a chance to close out a game…
    that’s thankless.
    thanks, mo,
    and the pepto bismol corporation thanks you as well.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Joba may not get street cred for not closing, but the blogosphere, and more importantly, Yankee fans, know how important he is.

      • Mac

        You know, I kind of think Kay nailed it for once. Joba is as important as Mo was in ’96. It’s also hilariously accurate in the sense that Wetteland had some pretty hairy saves back then, similar to Mo’s tonight…

        • Jamie

          Mac – I just said the same thing on The Journal News game thread and got waxed by the regulars for comparing the two but it makes complete sense. Joba comes in and just dominates just like Mo did in 96, while Mo has had some very hairy saves this year and puts unnecessary people on base with walks and such.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

            Ah, the intelligence of the LoHud commenters.

            What exactly did they wax you on? The fact that Joba doesn’t pitch the 7th and 8th every day like Mo did? Cuz I envision a lot of two-inning outings for Joba if we make the playoffs.

  • NYFan50

    This is getting crazy. The upcoming series with Toronto scares me, though.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It’s okay, after that series we have Tampa and Baltimore. Boston finishes up against Oakland and Minny. I think we’ve got the upper hand in those matchups.

  • mg

    How sweet it is. In Boston choke is the magic word.

  • JS

    It bears repeating:

    They say two thousand zero, seven, party over,
    Oops, out of first place!
    So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1978!

  • Count Zero

    I can’t believe it’s 1.5…

    And I gotta’ admit — Mink is making a believer out of me. He still can’t hit, but man is he making some nice plays.

    • steve

      i agreee … its fun watching him make them …. i say let him be our everyday 1st baseman all the way through the playoffs

      • mg

        I do wish he could swing lumber. The moon shot the other night is probably the last time we see him hit the ball out this year (and I mean out of the infield).

  • Andrew

    Wow, that was a terrible poem. Just awful.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      What? Place and eight rhyme…

      Okay, maybe not so much.