Game 102: No Mercy

Rumors, rumors everywhere nor any drop of truth
Yanks acquire Nady, Marte from Pittsburgh

So how hot are the Yankees right now? They’re so hot that they picked up a half-game in the standings during their off-day yesterday. They’ve won 11 of their last 14, outscoring their opponents 64-35 in the process, and they managed to shave a full six games off their deficit in the division race. And make no mistake about it, it’s very much a race. The last 60 games of the season should be a blast.

Primo pitching matchup in that hideously ugly high school field where even the birds are unruly, as the wicked awesome Josh Beckett takes on Joba “ZOMG teh 8th inning!!!1!!1!!” Chamberlain. Joba’s posted a 2.64 ERA since becoming a starter, good for 8th in AL, and he’s held opponents to a .653 OPS against. Basically, he’s turned everyone into Melky Cabrera (.654 OPS). How’s that for some perspective?

Boston gets David Ortiz back in their lineup tonight for the first time since May 31st, but everyone should be paying attention to the Joba vs Kevin Youkilis matchup; those two have a bit of a history, most of which involves Youkilis whining like the bitch he is. Hopefully Joba gives him a little double-chin music tonight.

Remember guys, the only thing that matters is if you win or lose, not how you play the game.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Cano, 2B
7. Melky, CF
8. Molina, C
9. Gardner, LF

And on the mound, Joba “fist pumps show I care” Chamberlain.

Notes: I can’t remember the last time the Yanks & Sox played a series this late in the season in which neither team was in first; hell, I don’t even know where I’d go to look that up (it’s probably this game though) … wanna talk trade rumors? then do it in this thread … there’s going to be lots of comments this weekend, so please review our Commenting Guidelines before telling us how much you hate Dustin Pedroia … we Yankees’ fans are going to deserve a medal after this weekend, we get Michael Kay tonight, Buck & McCarver tomorrow, then Joe Morgan on Sunday (yikes) … the game is on MY9 tonight, not YES

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Rumors, rumors everywhere nor any drop of truth
Yanks acquire Nady, Marte from Pittsburgh
  • http://derekjetersbat.blogspot.com/ Joey H

    *pounds fist* DEAAAAAAAAAAADDDD… MEAT LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Just to get all knowledgeable and everything about “The Rivalry”, check out this Wiki page. Has some great tidbits, such as the fact that the “Curse of the Bambino” was more of a boatload of good players being sold off to the Yankees by the Red Sox’ owner to fund his Broadway productions and such.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y.....ox_rivalry

  • Jake H

    No Morgan on Sunday. Steve Phillips said on Mike and Mike that he would be doing the game instead. I don’t like Morgan but I hate Steven Phillips

    • BigBlueAL

      Yeah cause this weekend is the HOF induction ceremonies and Joe Morgan always attends and never announces the Sunday of the ceremonies.

  • Lanny

    Kay isn’t bad. After 3 months of the Extra Innings package I can say the YES booth is very high up there.

    • Shawbler

      The Yes announcers are horrible! Kay is an idiot that talks about everything but the game that is being played.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    Not so fast, you ingrates! Public News Team is taking a break from its pledge drive to kick some ass. NO COMMERCIALS, NO MERCY!!!

  • McCann

    The reason the pitching has been soo good lately is because Molina has been behind the plate.

    • Realist

      So true!

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    If Joba throws it high and inside on Youkillis, shouldn’t that be called “beard music”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    A plethora of updates from PeteAbe (see how good he is when he isn’t so damn opinionated…):

    UPDATE, 6:11 p.m.: Manny Ramirez was in the lineup and was scratched just before BP. Suffice it to say, Red Sox fandom is displeased.

    Meanwhile, lots of news from Brian Cashman:

    * Phil Hughes will throw two innings in the GCL on Monday. He will soon be activated off the DL and optioned. Cashman would not predict whether Hughes would return to the majors. Cash said that teams are clamoring for Hughes in trade talks but he will not deal him.

    * Carl Pavano is scheduled to start a GCL game on Tuesday. Assuming he is not attacked by bees first or gets a sunburn.

    * Ross Ohlendorf has pitched so well as a starter for Scranton that he is being considered as a starter again.

    * Cashman is not optimistic about making a trade. “But it only takes one call.” He drove up to Boston today and was on the phone the entire time.

    * On the subject of Barry Bonds, Cashman would not rule it out because he never rules anything about. But he said he has not spoken to Jeff Borris, Bonds’ agent. So it’s not happening and never was.

    * Brian Bruney needs more work on his velocity and command before they bring him back.

    • http://derekjetersbat.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      On the phone for a decent drive.. wonder with who.

    • J.R.

      Nice update Jamal.

    • mustang

      “* Cashman is not optimistic about making a trade.”
      Tell me something new he has been like that for the last 2 years.
      SAME OLD SAME.

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

        What move do you want him to make?

        • mustang

          We all know the names the Yankees are 3 games out all I want is for the GM to get some help. He wanted the Yankees to show him that they were good enough for a deal they have. I’m tired of the same old line and 2013 is right now.

        • mustang

          7. Melky, CF
          8. Molina, C
          9. Gardner, LF
          If there is not a need there then I don’t no the meaning of the word.

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

        And yet, Abreu.

        • mustang

          It’s easy when shit drop into your lap it’s a lot hard when you have to give up something of value.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

            They traded C.J. Henry, their #1 pick from the previous year. He struggled, yes, but you that was not “crap”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Dustin Pedroia’s beard is bigger than he is.

    • Realist

      I bet he can’t ride any of the amusement park rides with the sign, “You must be at least this tall to ride”

  • Brian

    Hate to say it, but the other side to the Joba-Youk saga is that KY Jelly is 4-4 against him. All the more reason to go inside.

  • Joey

    My friend thinks I’m crazy. She wants to go out tonight and I’m like, uh no, Joba vs. Becks tonight, I’m not missing it. I’m not crazy, she is!

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

      Friends don’t let friends miss Joba.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    According to Chad Jennings, IPK hit 92-MPH last night. I am definitely guilty of putting way too much stock into velocity, but even the staunchest opponents of evaluation by velocity must be the least bit excited to see that from IPK.

    http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.....fault.aspx

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

      Command > life > velocity.

      • AndrewYF

        And when you don’t have any of those three, you get Kennedy’s MLB 2008 campaign.

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

          This is true.

        • DP

          Johan Santana’s rookie year: 86 IP, 6.49 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, 64:54 K:BB. Why can’t people be patient?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Jason Varitek + “Snap throw” = Oxymoron.

    • Joey

      lets hope they lock him up long term for waaaaaaaaay more than he’s worth

  • Joey

    love the Damon AB

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

    All-Star Catcher Jason Varitek attempts to make a statement with his arm.

    Pedroia didn’t dive gritty enough on that ball. If he was 5’9″ instead of 5’2″, he gets that ball.

  • mustang

    same old A-Rod

    • DP

      Yeah he sucks. We should trade him straight up for Fuentes.

      • Realist

        No that would be stupid…like your comment…Mustang and myself are merely pointing out his lack of clutch…can you comprehend that?

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

          We get it, but the whole “he’s not clutch” schtick is getting old. It got old 2 years ago.

          • Realist

            He’s not…great players carry teams, not mop up. I love ARod as a Yankee, I just wish he was more clutch.

            • mustang

              Agree. What would you rather have Jeter’s clutch ness or A-Rod’s numbers?
              Look at what all those numbers did for Bonds. How many rings does he have same as A-Rod I think? A-Rod needs not to worry he got Jeter to bail him out.
              LOL

          • mustang

            Like the Cashman line I know.

      • mustang

        All I’m asking for is a clutch hit from 27 million dollar player .
        Thank you.

    • Realist

      If it was 6-0 he woulda hit a HR…………..

      • mustang

        Bingo !!!!

        • Realist

          We must be seperated twins as we usually agree and my fave Muscle Car was the ’68 Stang…………..

          • mustang

            1964 and half Stang convertible classic or any Shelby.

            • Realist

              Sweet wheels for sure!

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

          Or when it’s tied in the ninth off Papelbon. Oh, I forgot. That doesn’t count for some arbitrary, A-Rod hating reason.

          • Realist

            Nope, how many times other than that has he won an important game? It’s not ARod hating, I love him as a yank, not as a clutch hitter…seems you guys don’t understand that?

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

      And it’s the same old A-Rod when he hits a homer. And he’s had his share of homers against the Sox.

      • Realist

        How many were when the Yanks were already up? MOST…..

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

          Well, I mean, we have Paps last year, we have the one that put them up off Schilling in 05, we have his one to put us up in Game 4 of the ALCS in 04. Those just off the top of my head.

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

            Walk-off granny against the O’s. Walk-off 3-run job vs Cleveland.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That was a nasty pitch.

  • Ivan

    That’s why Beckett is Beckett.

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

    Jacoby Ellsbury is terrible. I need to figure out how to DFA him in fantasy.

  • Ivan

    Ellsbury wlecome to planet earth.

  • E-ROC

    The midget got a hit; who knew..

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

    Yikes, that pitch was right there.

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

    Welcome back Papi. Bench is to your right.

  • Joey

    He was tagged out

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

      That he was. Oh well, it happens.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Those Seattle games last year were awful.

  • http://Anotherlefty Peedlum

    eddie gaedel was out there.

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

    WTF was that Youk? Haha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Worst. Swing. Ever.

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

      He buckled his knees and got jammed at the same time. I’ve never seen that before.

  • Joey

    Did Abreu just accidentally touch the wall?

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

      Must have been a last resort.

  • A.D.

    Ugliest swing I’ve ever seen Youkilis take, got the curve going tonight

  • A.D.

    Yeah, anyone who saw an article on how Canos dad helped his swing, just put his dad on the payroll next year…or petition for the AS game to begin the season

  • A.D.

    with big G scuffaling a bit, and Cano red hot they should put Cano behind A-Rod

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

      Cano third, Abreu fifth?

      • A.D.

        I don’t see a need to move Abreu, especially since he can steal a base in times where its appropriate.

        Cano can really clean up the guys on base behind A-Rod

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Yeah, that would work. A-Rod does not really need any protection and Abreu would get some good protection with Giambi hitting sixth.

        What about Giambi, A-Rod, Cano, and Abreu?

  • E-ROC

    Melky’s at-bat lasted .005 seconds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Three pitches seen by Melky Cabrera and Jose Molina, eck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Brett Gardner was fooled by a 1-2 Curveball, that seems a bit odd. I know he was fed three straight Fastballs (six straight from the Cabrera AB), but damn, how was he fooled on that?

  • A.D.

    Nice single

  • Ivan

    great catch by Melky.

  • PsiFighter37

    Good catch by the Melkman.

  • Joe

    Who’s House? Melky’s House!

  • A.D.

    Incredible DP

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    What’s Jed Lowrie’s ceiling, .450-.470-SLG%?

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

      Ceiling yes, but .420-.450 is more likely.

    • DP

      .700 GRIT

  • Scott

    gold glove inning by the yanks, could’ve easily been down 1-0 there….

    both top play nominee’s

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

    What a play.

  • Jake H

    Wow 2 great defensive plays

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Dustin Pedroia wouuld have never made that play, even if he somehow fielded the ball after a major dive, the double-play would never have been completed.

    Size does matter.

    • Ivan

      Pedroia defense is overrated period.

      • Whitey14

        Take off your yankee colored glasses and actually watch him play some time. He’s outplayed Cano on both sides of the ball this season. You could just give him credit….

  • claybeez

    OK. I’ll say it. I am so sick of all the trade Robby proposals. He’s legit on both sides of the ball. Maddening at times (3 mos. MAX), but legit.

  • Ivan

    Sick DP. Yankees haven’t had an infielder this dynamic on defense like Cano in a while. great play.

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

      Doug Mientkiewicz?

      • Ivan

        Middle Infielder.

    • Realist

      Exactly! thats why you don’t trade him like most of the people on here wanted when he was fielding his position but struggling at bat.

    • A.D.

      not since rey sanchez

  • Scott

    “giambi showing leather and grace” — MK…

    giambi and grace don’t really go together

  • Mike W.

    MLBTR says Jason Bay and Damaso Marte have been traded…

    • A.D.

      Its Nady and Marte

      • Scott

        where??

        • A.D.

          Doesn’t say, the Nady speculation is because Nady was pulled from the game for no reason

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

            Reid Brignac was pulled form Durham’s game. Phil Coke was pulled from Trenton’s game.

          • Joe

            Some goof ball insinuated that since Phil Coke was removed from his start that he is going to be traded for Nady

      • Mike W.

        Shoot. Sorry about that…

    • Ivan

      For who?

      • A.D.

        Baseball prospectus says its to the Yankees, but has no additional details

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

          But it’s Will Carroll. Consider the source.

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

            He’s the guy who last year said Mussina had a good rehab start with Trenton, when in fact no rehab start took place.

  • Ivan

    Good bat speed through the zone by Abreu.

  • Ivan

    Man I haven’t seen A-Rod take a swing like that since his early Seattle years.

  • A.D.

    Where was that single in the first!

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

    UNCLUTCH!11!!

    • Realist

      YES! It’s all cause Mustang and me jinxed him….remember that:-)…though clutch woulda been an rbi but I’ll take it ;-)

  • A.D.

    BIG G!

  • Jake H

    Ugly single but it scores a run!

  • Rich M

    Phil Coke was pulled from his start after striking out the side in the first inning. Mike Ashmore doesnt think he is hurt. Not sure whats up.

  • Ivan

    What a bullet by Giambi.

  • Scott

    yankees
    …nady and marte

    • Joe

      Dear God for who?

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

    Nady and Marte for Tabata, Ohlendorf, plus 2 lower guys.

    • A.D.

      guess or you read this somewhere?

    • Ivan

      Sources.

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

        Keith Law. Will be on ESPN in a bit. Kontos & Coke are the other 2.

        • A.D.

          Too bad on Tabata, but don’t mind the rest….selling high on Coke

          • Ivan

            Tabata is really the only guy I am going to miss.

    • Joe

      NO fucking way what a fucking waste

    • Mike W.

      What’s Marte’s contract situation?

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

        $9m option for next year.

        • A.D.

          Team option…so they can let him go and take the picks

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

            Eh, I’d rather have the player for one more year.

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

          $6M option I thought…

    • E-ROC

      I was hoping they wouldn’t trade Jose Tabata, at least not for those two. :(

  • A.D.

    Geez we can’t just enjoy Sox Yanks we have to have this rampant trade speculation

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

    It’s a done deal, will be up on ESPN shortly.

    • Ivan

      Whats your thoughts on the deal Mike A?

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

        Thinking. I’ll post my thoughts on the new thread.

  • Mike W.

    I like the deal. I think.

    • Realist

      Nady is hitting .330 on the Pirates….Marte is a solid Lefty reliever though coming to the AL East may hinder him? I like the deal, all the prospects can’t be All stars and this move probably preludes melky in a deal for Washburn…which NY another solid lefty and face it better than either Ponson or Rasner.

  • Ivan

    What is Nady Contract situation?

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

      Arbitration eligible next year for the final year.

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

    The first three I understand. What I don’t get is selling low on Tabata.

    • Joe

      I don’t get it at all, Nady has a career .793 OPS

      • A.D.

        hitting his prime at 29, and can play lf, rf, and 1B….some key positions for next year

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

          3B too, or at least in an emergency.

    • Realist

      His actions this year were very juvenile and he clearly has let it affect his play. There is a mental aspect to baseball that can’t be ignored, possibly the brass felt he was worth the risk?

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

        I guess that was the thinking. They’re more familiar with him than we are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Have any of you ever heard Fenway Park as quiet as it was just now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Trivia answer: Mike Lowell, over the Green Monster on a high Fastball.

  • Brian

    Bon jour, LaTrois

  • austinNYfan

    Another awful call by the 2nd base ump! Cabrera was obviously safe!

  • Mike W.

    We just got a right handed bat for our lineup (makes us better).

    We got a sick lefty relief pitcher who, assuming we pick up the option, will be our 8th inning guy to replace Farnsworth next year (and we will get the picks for Farnsworth theoretically).

    I like it…

  • DP

    Marte is sick. Nady means that both Melky and Gardner don’t have to play every day. Marte can replace Farnsworth. Not to mention our only RHB are Jeter and A-Rod (not counting Molina)

    • Mike W.

      This.

    • giselle

      yea, my initial reaction is that i like the trade. i mentioned before that the yankees should trade for nady/marte. as long as marte doesnt pull a gagne on us, looks like a good move.

    • giselle

      kinda sucks because i wanted to see what tabata would do in the bronx… but you gotta be able to move prospects when the right deal comes along.

  • Jake H

    It’s official. Pete Abraham reporting. Mike A was right

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

    I’ve been running around digging for info on this trade. How’s Joba looked?

    • Joey

      b.e.a. utiful

  • Jake H

    Gave up 3 top 17 prospects from the 08 prospect book

  • Bill N.

    I like the deal except for my fantasy team cause I have Nady but oh well, I’ll live. Secondly how is it childish when Joba pumps his fist and other players have the signature hand shakes/dances which I think is awesome but thos lame asses in the red sox bullpen can bang spoons and stomp and its perfectly ok ? Suck it long and suck it hard boston. Sorry baseball package and stuck watching the game on nesn.

  • greg

    I have a few questions about this deal.
    Does this mean matsui is out for the season? If not, what do you do when he comes back. Put Nady or Damon in Center?
    Does Nady play LF or RF? Abreu has been the worst defensive RF in baseball this year. If Nady is in RF does Abreu DH or play LF while Damon DHs
    Byebye Hawkins?
    When Bruney is ready, is Giese the guy to go, leaving the team with no Long reliever(again)?

  • Joey

    its funny how NESN (through MLB.tv) is just reporting the Yankee trade at 8:40.

  • Bill N

    Joba = beast mode activated

  • Realist

    Allright! Hey, Joe P…want me to dis any other yankee players???? Seems to be working in our favor ;-)

  • http://Anotherlefty Peedlum

    NESN reports Man Ram has gone for an MRI. Maybe he’ll pull a 2006 and just sit out the end of the season. And on the night they got back big sloppy, too.

    • Joe

      I don’t think an MRI will reveal Mannys problems

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

        Can they fit his hair in the tube?

    • Whitey14

      If “big sloppy” is okay to use, I guess that means “gay rod is back in play….?

  • Manimal

    I just came back from work. Anyways, Funniest thing just happened. My dog was outside and tried to come inside and he leaped right into the glass door and hit his head. I just laughed my ass off.

  • mustang

    I heard it at dinner and almost choked. All the fuck up things I said about Cashman I was WRONG.
    What a fucking deal? He didn’t even give up IKP.
    Gentleman the GM of the New York Yankees has come through big time.

    • Brian

      i think you’re absolutely right, mustang. tabata may be low, but it could be a situation where he wasn’t going to get much better with the Yankees, it’s sour, what have you. Given his recent history, his not getting better would make his stock plummet that much more.

      This trade is impressive. The Sox are thinking “Ohlendorf and prospects?” if they even know who Ohlie is.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I’m still happy about Molina. I just can’t thank Brian enough for that one. For all we’ve been through this year I keep thinking where we would be if there was no Jose Molina.

      I think the Abreu/Lidell trade was a good one too even though Bobby sucks at D his bat has been good for this lineup.

      I think this current one is a good trade. He thinks outside the box.

  • Flynn

    This is goddammed disgusting. 1 run on 9 fucking hits? Putrid.

    • Brian

      Makes me think of that game earlier this year where Pettitte had 10 hits on him for the first time ever in his career. That’s pretty remarkable. (just turn it into a pat on the back for pettitte. and yes, it’s still kind of putrid.)

    • Brian

      think they’ll bring in tiny papi for the 9th?

  • Joey

    “How many times are you gonna try to hit him” Quote from NESN announcer. “That was intentional” Assholes

    • Joey

      And then he just called Joba stupid

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        That is highly, highly unprofessional.

      • http://www.pinstripeprospectus.com Austin

        heard the same thing, what a bunch of douche bags.

      • Joe

        Remmy said that he didn’t think it was intentional.

      • Whitey14

        He didn’t call him stupid, unplug your ears. He was defending Chambermaid and said he wouldn’t be throwing at Youkilis there because he would have to be stupid to do so.

        Remy and Orsillo had nothing but good things to say about the yankees tonight and never once did they say that he threw at Youkilis tonight, it was quite the contrary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Eat it you little bitch.

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba is goin to get somebody on the Yankees killed, and im assumin it will be the usual suspects either Jeter or ARod….

    • Dylan

      I REALLY hope all of this coming in on Youkilus is just coincidence.

  • gxpanos

    HA. Sit down and fuck off, Youk.

    Not intentional.

  • Joe

    If that was on purpose Joba needs to knock it the fuck off, though I highly doubt it was

    • Joey

      He missed badly his first 2 pitches, he didn’t have much control (it would seem anyway)

  • Joey

    Go sit down now bitch

  • Manimal

    Joba has everything going right now. Amazing.

  • eddyb

    i think the last 3 minutes have been the best of my day. Youklis pissin’ and moanin’ back to the dug out and lowell lookin like the bitch he is

  • Manimal

    weird… This thread is fine. The Nady one is crashing.

    Should Joba come for the 8th and Mo in the 9th?

    • http://www.myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      I’m getting lag everytime i try to make a comment

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Carlos Gomez makes fantastic catch, then suffers potentially dangerous injury.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....;c_id=mlb#

    • Joey

      beautiful catch, scary reaction, hopefully he’s okay

    • Manimal

      Amazing.The Good thing is he was moving. Bad thing is he looks like hes in MADD pain. I thought maybe he fractured his spine or something. Maybe something in the obliques maybe just got a nasty bruise.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Wow yeah they really should have left him in the bullpen.

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

    Guys, it was 100% intentional. I don’t like him throwing at his head, but it’s nice to see a Yankee starter not afraid to get after it.

    • http://derekjetersbat.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      Mike im sorry but .. that guy joba threw out, i know how to verbally say his name but not spell it, reminds me of a chain smoking disgusting looking rapist. the sight of him is harmful to the eyes. everything from that beard to his batting stance makes me sick

  • Joe

    Is Marte here yet?

    • Manimal

      I think they need to pass a physical and then they will be given jerseys and will be all set to play

  • Kelvin

    Joba’s just great. Now, if Hughes can also pitch like he did in the minors…hmmm…:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Forearm tightness for Delcarmen? Uh-oh.

  • Bill N

    I don’t agree throwing at peoples head but I do hate youk. He makes me want to club baby seals. However it is nice to see Joba have the brass to actually throw at people makes up for all the times we never retaliated

    • Joe

      I don’t think I understand this mentality at all. What exactly is it that you hate about Youkillis, that makes you want someone to throw a baseball at his head at 98 MPH? How is that going to make up for the fact that our guys get thrown at? You throw at someone in retaliation. None of our guys has been thrown at yet.

      • Geno

        Youk is the biggest loudmouth on that team. By many accounts, not everyone in the Boston dugout likes Youkilis. What happens when he gets thrown at and goes back to the dugout, crying like a baby? I’ll bet in those moments, he can tell that nobody on the Sox has his back. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Joba always seems to throw at Youk. There’s a method to his Winnebago madness.

        • Whitey14

          Many of us fans don’t care much for him either, and I didn’t think Chamberlain was trying to hit him, but when he does throw at him, or anybody else, he needs to keep it below the waste. Elsewise, he might get John Roseboro’d

  • Joey

    Why Farnsworth? Why not Veras? Wait, I’m not questioning Joe G.

  • Brian

    think boston brings in tiny papi for the 9th?

  • BigBlueAL

    Uh-Oh….

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW bringin in Mo already for a 5-out save?? Joe G pulling a Torre and panicking a bit….

    • Joey

      nah, if it takes Mo that many pitches then maybe he’ll put in Veras or Edwar for the 9th, I like how he brought Mo in now

      • BigBlueAL

        Dont get me wrong I didnt question the move at all. Im just sayin its a move straight out of the Torre book thats all.

  • gxpanos

    I’d leave Farns in. The Crisp hit wasn’t exactly scalded. Little panicky here.

  • http://derekjetersbat.blogspot.com/ Joey H

    who else things ellisbury is an assbandit?

    • http://derekjetersbat.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      thinks*

  • MOOSE

    hahaha, keep signin those autographs at 100 bucks a pop, Elsbury. Cocky fuck.

    • http://derekjetersbat.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      lmao but do you think hes an assbandit? i do, he definately waxes his eyebrows.

  • Joey

    Joba’s ERA down to 2.30 now–sick

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

    The Hammer of God slams another door shut.

    • Manimal

      still got another inning mike lets not get ahead of ourselves.

      • http://derekjetersbat.blogspot.com/ Joey H

        but we have mariano rivera, i wouldnt even say the hammer of god, thats an understatement, maybe God Himself

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

        Have faith in Mo.

        • Manimal

          Oh I have faith. But you never know.

  • Flynn

    Melky would need to go out of his way to be any more inept than he currently is at the plate. Horrid!

  • kris

    The offense is trying so hard to snatch defeat out of the jaw of victory.

    • Manimal

      well said.

  • Manimal

    Am I the only one who plays Enter the sand man outl oud when Mariano pitches?

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

    It was a good pitch, what’s he bitching about?

    • Manimal

      Widdle babyyy struck out. wah wah wah.

    • Whitey14

      you’re drunk if you thought that was a strike

  • http://www.myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    stay classy Red Sox fans. Am I the only one that thinks the NESN ‘Pitch Zone’ is full of ****?

    • Joey

      nope, there is no way in hell that pitch was that far outside, it cuts back it, looks like it is just outside of the plate, great pitch

    • Manimal

      Yeah it is I watch NESN all the time since I live in MA. It is absolutely rigged toward the sox.

      • Whitey14

        The Red Sox and Bruins co-own NESN…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    MASTERFUL!

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

    The Hammer. Of God.

  • Kelvin

    MO is GOoD. Wooh! Yanks win!!

  • MOOSE

    YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT AT-BAT DREW, AND THANKS FOR THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN THIS YEARS WS!!!!!

  • MOOSE

    YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    GREAT AT-BAT DREW, AND THANKS FOR THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE IN THIS YEARS WS, ASSHOLE!!!!!

  • Bill N

    Big win…. I think the ump was pointing at lowell telling him his manpon fell out and to get that shit off the field………

  • Joey

    Mo is GOD!!! (Say it with me Al)

  • Manimal

    Last time the yankees won 1-0 was April 27 vs CLE. Wang out pitched Sabathia. I think that was Joba’s greatest appearence ever.

  • Ivan

    Mo i straight marvelous.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Sweep A’s check
    Sweep Twins check
    Pwn Boston 1 check out of the way.

  • Manimal

    COME ON RAYS

    • Manimal

      WOW, I totally meant Royals.