Game 103: Restoring order to the universe


Man is it a good time to be a Yankees’ fan, or what? The team is winning, the brain trust is swinging deals to fill some holes, Joba Chamberlain is becoming a top-of-the-rotation force right before our eyes, but most importantly (and this is worth repeating) the team is winning.

Just a few short weeks ago people were writing this team off. “Admit it, this is a transition year” and “time to start looking towards 2009″ were two common phrases we saw, and now when you watch the team you expect them to come through and pull out a win. They’re winning playoff type games, games that are won with pitching, defense and timely hitting against good pitchers, not games that are won by bludgeoning mediocre starting pitching. Been a while since we’ve been able to say that.

The trade has been made official, and the new guys are in the house. They take on Tim Wakefield, who’s been unbelievable for two months now.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Cano, 2B
7. X, LF – look, now there’s only TWO blackholes in the lineup!
8. Melky, CF
9. Molina, C

And on the mound, Andy “2.36 ERA in my last 7 starts” Pettitte.

Notes: There’s been a flurry of roster moves, so get caught up here … Manny’s in the lineup for Boston because they’re going to discipline him if he isn’t … we play today, we win today, das it

Categories : Game Threads


  1. dan says:

    In a few hours there may be only one black hole in the rotation, according to honest Abe.

    Nady’s gonna go all Wilson Betemit (and Marcus Thames) and hit a home run in his first at bat.

  2. martin says:

    Off-topic, but cn8.tv will broadcast portland @ trenton at 7.00 pm.

  3. pat says:

    according to yankees depth chart nady is wearing igawa’s #29

  4. McCann says:

    Is it me or does Wakefield look like the Milfhunter?

  5. DP says:

    The AAA rotation is down to 2 pitchers. What are they gonna do?

  6. TheLastClown says:

    Wow, I had to work all day yesterday, from about 10AM-2:30AM, so I missed checking up on my Yanks for that time. I get home, fall asleep to Joba throwing that 7IP shutout gem, and wake up to all this trade news. WOW.

    Good time to be a Yankee fan indeed.

  7. Whitey14 says:

    Looks like Meacham took public speaking lessons from Joe Morgan….;-)

  8. andrew says:

    wow, meachem cant read…

  9. Is this game on Fox or what?

  10. Such bullshit here in Alabama. We are getting the Atlanta-Philadephia game.

  11. Who cares about this game? Atlanta is out of it.

    • Realist says:

      Here on the Florida Panhandle it is the same BS………….I am ready to throw a blanket party for the dope who arranged that!

      • Fox screws up Saturday baseball for me every week. Because of their stupid window, I can’t watch any early game on the Extra Innings package. So unless teams play at night, you can kiss afternoon baseball goodbye.

  12. Jamal G. says:

    Two hard hit balls in that inning. Although no runs were scored, hopefully this is a precursor of things to come today.

  13. John says:

    Wow…Fox and MLB.tv suck.

    I live in Harrisburg and Fox is showing Atl vs. Philly and Mlb.tv is blacked out. Needless to say, I’m pissed.

  14. Jamal G. says:

    Dustin Pedroia and “Slugger” in the same sentence? ROFLMAO!

  15. Mike and Jamal,

    Did you guys get a chance to hear the AJax interview yet? I thought it went really well, he gave some in depth answers on how is maturing as a ballplayer.

  16. Link says:

    I wanted to thank the RAB guys for that great photo it is now my main pic lol..click on my name to see it in its glory…let’s go Yank-ees!

  17. Manimal says:

    It is going to be a long day.

  18. Jamal G. says:

    Wasn’t that the same guy with the sign that said “Sox Are Hearing Footsteps”?

  19. Manimal says:

    Why is andy so wild today? He can’t handle pressure anymore?

  20. Jake H says:

    I hate Fenway.

  21. Link says:

    nice play by our no range ss…lol

  22. A.D. says:

    How far Manny has quickly fallen in the nation

  23. Mac says:


    Joe Buck and Tim McCarver + Losing at Fenway = Broken TV.

    I wish they’d talk about the game. A little bit. Just a little bit.

  24. Mike A. says:

    So Rich Harden … good at pitching.

  25. Manimal says:

    5 IP, 10 K’s? I’d say so.

  26. A.D. says:

    Kevin Cash is actually a better all around catcher the Tek this year, so it makes it easy for him to look good

  27. A.D. says:

    Yeah Wake is an auto club option every year, which vests to another if they pick it up

  28. Manimal says:

    Robinson Cano. On Fire.

  29. Jamal G. says:

    Brian Cashman always looks like the man.

    • Whitey14 says:

      I would make fun of Nady for that swinging bunt, but it’s an awfully hard pitch to hit when it’s working. Better hitters than him have looked foolish against it thoughout time..

  30. Manimal says:

    Lamest debut ever?

  31. A.D. says:

    Nady blows, DFA him

  32. Mike A. says:

    Wait as long as you can to call the knuckleball? What?

    • That’s the only plus of being shut out of this game. I don’t have to listen to the guy that would rather watch the Bachelorette than the game that pays him millions to announce.

  33. Jamal G. says:

    Joe Buck, shut the fuck up.

  34. Chip says:

    Phew, PeteAbe saying there may be no Washburn trade, I sure hope so! We don’t need another overpriced, aging starter

  35. Manimal says:

    It makes me giggle how stupid announcers are.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    Mike Hampton has topped out at 92-MPH so far (Bottom of the 2nd), that’s encouraging.

    *BK Steakhouse sucks. I’m not a big burger fan by any means but still, this burger was lacking.

  37. Jamal G. says:

    Tight zone galore!

  38. A.D. says:

    Why did they sign Lugo for 4 years when they had a young switch hitting SS coming up

    • Whitey14 says:

      They don’t really project Lowrie at shortstop due to lack of range…Theo always had a hard on for Lugo for some odd reason…

  39. Manimal says:

    joba just struck me out on DunkinDonuts.com.

  40. keith says:

    mcarver is absolutely painful.

    the red sox are 36-12 at home this year. that means they’ve won 3 of every 4 games played!



  41. Jamal G. says:

    This zone is annoying me.

  42. Jake H says:

    My god Pettitte is getting squeezed!!!

  43. Manimal says:

    Cousins is a piece of shit. Terrible umpiring.

    • Whitey14 says:

      I don’t think the yanks can complain today after some of the calls they got last night

      • Jamal G. says:

        They got two calls in two different Mike Lowell AB’s, if I remember correctly. You have to agree, Andy Pettitte has had about four pitches today that were easily questionable.

        • Whitey14 says:

          I don’t mind the questionable ones, but I hate the blatantly wrong ones.
          Pettitte deserves some leeway I think based on his veteren status, but we’re not talking Greg Maddux leeway here…

  44. Mike A. says:

    “Joe, the bullpen has been you’re right”


  45. Jamal G. says:

    From Ca$hmoney, per PeteAbe:

    * Dealing the prospects opens up space in terms of who they can protect in the Rule 5 Draft.

    Chris Garcia, FTW!

  46. Casper says:

    Strike 8, Cash is out.

  47. NYFan50 says:

    44 pitches so far for 5 outs. Pen better start getting ready.

  48. Manimal says:

    Seriously, Name any sport and I can guarantee that they have a better officiating crew than MLB. Even those Gambling NBA Refs.

  49. Link says:

    Is anyone else feeling like not wanting to mess up a good thing? Like we’ve been playing well and now with the trades it may change the dynamic of the team?…maybe it’s just me

  50. KW says:

    wow andy is getting squeezed heavy

  51. E-ROC says:

    “He’s 5’9″ but he’s closer to 5’8″.” There is a real big difference there, Mr McCarver. Oh yeah, “his heart is 6’9″.”

    I wonder how Joe Buck prepared for this game.

  52. Jersey says:

    Nothing better than an ump making himself the focus of the game. Just call the gaddam strike zone, blue.

  53. Manimal says:

    Anyone want to see Pedroia with his big swing and Lincecum with his big stride. Both under 6 feet.

  54. A.D. says:

    Oh the lack of control the is the Knuckler, Molina BB

  55. A.D. says:

    Right now, as in if the game was tomorrow, I’d take CC to win 1 game for me, he’s been locked in

  56. A.D. says:

    Trivia question answer:

    Andrew Brackman

    Oh wait its not 2010 yet

  57. E-ROC says:

    LOL, Molina was running hard to third, but he was still slow.

  58. Bill N says:

    Worst day ever, live in philly so option 1 gone, baseball package nope cause fox sucks the life out of saturday baseball, so goto get on my computer and nothing it crashed so I have to comment and pay attention via my sidekick lx. Nothing like getting all the house stuff done hoping to watch the game and nope.

  59. Manimal says:

    Yanks got to start hitting for Gaps, not swing for HR’s.

  60. Cy Farnsworth says:

    While we all complain about the ridiculously tight strike zone today, let’s not forget Mike Lowell’s little hissy fit last night. It definitely had a part to play in Pettitte being now unable to get an calls on the black.

  61. Manimal says:

    Cousins is High.

  62. Chofo says:

    Fox in Spanish is reporting that Arod is going to play for the Dominican Republic at the WBC next March

  63. Manimal says:

    Nice approach by Abreu.

  64. A.D. says:

    Ahh gotta love Abreu’s .450 w/risp & 2 outs

  65. Josh K says:

    Go bobby!! Nice hit!!

  66. Manimal says:


  67. Mike A. says:

    Another unclutch hit by A-Rod.

  68. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Wow did A-Rod smoke that pitch.

    And Manny…yeah, good luck getting that Gold Glove…

  69. Realist says:

    Abreu!…..let’s hope this is the start of him heating up!

  70. A.D. says:

    This is where Cano should be batting instead of big G

  71. Josh K says:

    Nice ball bounce for A-Rod…who-hoo!

  72. Link says:

    i think that strike 1 to giambi hit the ground lol

  73. Mike A. says:

    Please just draw a walk Giambi, let Cano hit with men on.

  74. Realist says:

    ARod hitting when it counts….see Joe P. my jinxes work ;-)

  75. Manimal says:

    Giambi needs to cool it. No HR’s. Just line drives.

  76. Josh K says:

    Damn…these umps suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. Jamal G. says:

    Would any of you had tried a called steal of home there? Mike Lowell wasn’t even attempting to get back to the bag.

  78. Jake H says:

    Just missed that one

  79. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Just a little under that one.

    BTW, you gotta love Tim McCarver–”The Yankees can score 2 runs on a wild pitch here.”

  80. Josh K says:

    home plate ump…sorry :)

  81. Josh K says:

    I hate youk…what a jackass

  82. Link says:

    another is it just me…is it just me or does everyone look smaller this year? Ortiz, et al…

  83. A.D. says:

    alright high strike…finally

  84. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    I love the new Jeter commercial where Roger Federer looks like he doesn’t get the joke at the end.

  85. Jamal G. says:

    Just above the belt is considered a “high” pitch?

  86. Realist says:

    I am watching via gameday, for those who can see the action…..is Pettitte pitching that poorly or is he being “squeezed” as some of your comments imply?

  87. Jake H says:

    Anyone think that Bobby would have scored if they sent him?

  88. Whitey14 says:

    He doesn’t know he’s not running anymore? What the hell does that even mean? He knows he’s not running you idiot! He’s not running on purpose because he’s a lazy fucker!

  89. Jake H says:

    This guys zone blows

  90. Jamal G. says:

    Brian McCann, Joe Mauer, and Russel Martin. Rank ‘em.

    1. McCann, McCan’t get to it (You MLB: The Show fans will appreciate that one)
    2. Joe Mauer
    3. Russel Martin

  91. Manimal says:


  92. E-ROC says:

    En Fuego!

  93. Mike A. says:

    That was a shot.

  94. Link says:

    Robbie Cano…en fuego!!!!!

  95. Josh K says:

    Cano!!!!!!!!!! Sweet!

  96. A.D. says:

    Cano, just proving why he should be hitting 5th

  97. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Robbie Cano…don’t you know!

  98. Jake H says:


  99. Realist says:

    Cano can feel the heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. Link says:

    amazing what happens when Melky doesn’t slide lol

  101. E-ROC says:

    That’s probably the only way Cabrera will get a base hit.

  102. Manimal says:

    Melky needs to run with his head down and full speed. He can see the bunt on Sportscenter, he doesn’t need to turn around to see it.

  103. Jamal G. says:

    From this comment (http://riveraveblues.com/2008/.....ent-118342) to this one (http://riveraveblues.com/2008/.....ent-118350), that has to be the most comments in RAB history in the span of sixty seconds.

  104. Manimal says:

    I changed my mind. >WTP. Less than warning track power.

  105. Manimal says:

    Is Cash that much better than Veritek.

  106. A.D. says:

    Melk doing his best BG impersonation this inning

  107. Manimal says:

    Damon needs a tighter helmet. It jiggles when he runs.

  108. Jake H says:

    Hell ya!

  109. Jamal G. says:

    Mike, go with Zach Greinke.

    • Mike A. says:

      That’s what I’m thinking, depends on what I have to give up though. I might go Danks too.

      I also need to get a lefty OF that can actually drive the ball on occasion in the deal too.

  110. Link says:

    McCarver is a genius…the Yankees have guessed right on knuckleballs from a guy who throws knuckleballs 85-90% of the time…

  111. Jamal G. says:

    Cole Hamels is getting pwned, nine-run fourth inning gives the Braves a 9-3 lead over the Phillies.

  112. Bill N says:

    Hopefully fox switches to the yanks game, cause watching phils/braves is like having sex with a cinderblock

  113. Jamal G. says:

    Girls shouldn’t play hardball.

  114. Manimal says:

    Taste dirt, little bitch

  115. Mike A. says:

    If Pedroia was 5’11″ instead of 5’6″, that all would have hit the shin guard.

  116. gxpanos says:

    Hey guys, just got here.

    Did you hear about Lil’ Dusty’s heart? It told McCarver that Pedroia was 6’9″!

    Does that disqualify him from being called scrappy, or does his lack of shaving offset his new height?

    • Whitey14 says:

      I expect a little natural dislike of Pedroia because he plays for Boston, but I never hear the guy say a word about himself, just the announcers. Why the extreme hatred? I’m just curious….

      • Jamal G. says:

        It’s just nauseating hearing about the utter love fest that the mainstream media has over this guy. It’s the same with Red Sox fans and Derek jeter, you don’t necessarily hate Jeter, the man, you just hate Jeter, the perfect human being, nephew of Jesus.

      • gxpanos says:

        I think it was in an Olney article that I read that said Dusty was pretty arrogant. Kinsler totally hates him because he was kind of a dick after he won the job at ASU.

        Maybe none of it’s true. Corroboration, anyone?

        Either way, I hate him because announcers love him (scrappy, small, white).

    • Manimal says:

      McCarver was just secretly coming out of the closet. He loves Pedroia.

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      I’ve always thought it was a hilarious double standard that little white guys like Pedroia and Eckstein are “scrappy” while little hispanic guys like Alberto Gonzalez or Omar Infante are just untalented.

      • Whitey14 says:

        You’ll need to find a better comparison…neither of those guys holds a candle to Pedroia and most everybody knows that .

        It’s not his fault he’s been tagged as scrappy. I’m guessing he hates it as much as you do. Facts are, he’s a good hitter, a good defender and he’s not afraid to get his uniform dirty.

  117. Mike A. says:

    Coco Crisp’s hair reminds me of Bo Derek in her prime.


  118. Mike A. says:

    Milwaukee wins tonight, and they’re tied for first. Wow.

    What a difference a CC makes.

  119. Mike A. says:

    Let’s go X-man.

  120. Cy Farnsworth says:

    X gonna give it to ya

  121. Jamal G. says:

    First big AB for Xavier “If I had two more X’s it would be such a cooler name” Nady.

  122. Mike A. says:

    Thankfully, I don’t have to get upset by people who can’t pronounce “Tabata” anymore.

  123. Manimal says:

    Leg kick isn’t the greatest thing for a knuckleballer. Nady should adjust.

  124. Jamal G. says:

    Too risky there.

  125. Mike A. says:

    Eh, looked safe.

  126. Jake H says:


  127. Manimal says:

    Why would you steal there, makes no sense.

  128. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Deep in the count with 2 outs, I think you have to let Nady hit there…it was a smart play by Cash going to 2nd though.

  129. A.D. says:

    double steal was unnecessary, let X hit

  130. Jamal G. says:

    Big inning here for Andy. If he can notch a zero here then for the next couple of innings he can feast on the bottom of the order.

  131. A.D. says:

    Actually the trail runner gets a worse jump, since he’s watching the lead runner, and Cano is slower than A-Rod

    that’s why the trail runner made sense

  132. Mike A. says:

    What did they just say? 41-6 when leading after 6?

  133. Cy Farnsworth says:

    haha way to run out that double play ball manny

    • Cy Farnsworth says:

      Cano actually seemed surprised to have so much time to make the throw, he was ready to fire on to first and saw Man-Ram struggling to beat Jose Molina’s time down the line.

  134. Jake H says:

    Manny runs so hard.

  135. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, anybody noticed that hesitation by Cano? Looked like he was shocked that Manny wasn’t closer to first base.

  136. A.D. says:

    alright X, first time on base as a yank

  137. Manimal says:

    Can Nady run?

  138. Mike A. says:

    Nice Fenway Park double or Melk.

  139. Manimal says:

    1-9 the yankees are hitting. amazing. Its beautiful when things work.

  140. Jamal G. says:

    Jose Molina is so clutch.

  141. Manimal says:

    Lame retaliation.

  142. Cy Farnsworth says:

    heh, I guess Molina’s learned that there’s only one way he’s getting on first

  143. Mike A. says:

    Time to put this one in the bag. Give Mo and Marte the night off, let D-Rob and Edwar wrap this one up.

  144. Jake H says:

    Could bust it open right here

  145. Manimal says:

    We finally get a good look at Masterson. We can put away this game right now.

  146. BigBlueAL says:

    Sorry but I had to say it, where are all the Brett Gardner lovers outraged that he was sent back down to AAA and Melky is still the starting CF?!?!

    • Manimal says:

      Yes, but he struggled, let him get his act together and we will take it from there.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Just teasing the Gardner lovers, honestly if we make the postseason he should definitely be on the 25-man roster because his speed could certainly be useful.

    • Jamal G. says:

      The backup QB is always the most popular man in town. Sometimes you get Tony Romo (Booo!) and sometimes you get Kyle Orton.

  147. Jamal G. says:

    After being down 9-3 after four innings, the Phillies now have the tying run at the plate down 9-6 with one out in the bottom of the fifth.

  148. Joltin' Joe says:

    I laughed when Bobby Meachem called Cano “the best second baseman in the game.” Good but come on, you heard of Utley? Or Uggla?

  149. Manimal says:

    Captain Clutch to the rescue.

  150. Cy Farnsworth says:

    surprisingly lucid, sane commentary by tim mccarver there

    that said, very nice piece of hitting by the captain

  151. Manimal says:

    Oh Baby baby BABY.

  152. Jamal G. says:

    Justin Masterson, ” ZOMFG, TEH NEXT JOHBAR!!!111!!1numero uno!!”

  153. Mike A. says:

    Someone’s going to get hit in retaliation for Youk later in this game with the big lead.

  154. Link says:

    i feel 9-2 coming…

  155. Manimal says:

    Thats why the strikezone was wack. Hes been having a stroke the whole time.

  156. Jamal G. says:

    Phillies lead 10-9 on three-run shot by Gregg Dobbs, wow.

  157. Mike A. says:

    2-0 fastball over the plate to A-Rod? Welcome to the bigs, rook.

  158. BigBlueAL says:

    If only we had Wang going tomorrow for the sweep……..

  159. Manimal says:


  160. Jamal G. says:

    Micheal Phelps is to competitive swimming as Lance Armstrong is to competitive cycling, before they were here and after they leave the sport will become a myth.

    • Mike A. says:

      Lance Armstrong’s cameo in Dodgeball was great. “You know, I could have given up when I had testicular, lung and brain cancer, all at the same time, but I didn’t.”

  161. Mike A. says:

    What the hell was that? Run home Bobby! Run home!

  162. Josh K says:

    Hope those idiots in Fenway aren’t thinking that Bobby was trying to take out Lowell.

  163. Cy Farnsworth says:

    While we all praise our gold glove winning overlord Youk at first, let’s not forget that he could’ve just fired to second base for the tag on A-Rod…

  164. BigBlueAL says:

    Holy Shit that was a bomb by Dobbs. And now by JD Drew.

  165. Jamal G. says:

    Well someone guessed right.

  166. Cy Farnsworth says:

    oh god….

  167. Mike A. says:

    That’s right Sox fans, cheer that solo homer when you’re down by 5 and plummeting out of contention.

  168. Mike A. says:

    Cat like reflexes by Big G.

  169. Jake H says:

    Good outing by Pettitte

  170. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, why is that kid in the Dodge Caravan commercial such a prick? He slapped the ball out of his little brother’s hand for no reason, jeez.

  171. giselle says:

    is it true that nady’s first game as a pro was in the majors? did the fox announcers mention that? i was listening to the game on the radio. they said he played for the big league club in september after getting signed and then started the next season in the minors.

    does that happen?

  172. Jamal G. says:

    On-base is on-base.

  173. BigBlueAL says:

    This is getting out of hand with the retaliation!!!! lol

  174. Jamal G. says:

    Really, Joe Buck? “Bullpeners”?

  175. Mike A. says:

    Jose Veras – best stuff on the team (non-Joba division)?

  176. giselle says:

    why does marte have phil hughes’ #34?

  177. Jake H says:

    Terrible zone

  178. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Would you stay at a nice hotel that had Miller High Life stocked in the mini-bar?

  179. Cy Farnsworth says:

    alright, let’s go new guy!

  180. BigBlueAL says:

    Helluva spot for Marte to make his Yankee debut.

  181. Jamal G. says:

    We have four guys in our bullpen with the ability to hit mid-90′s (Mariano, Farnsworth, Veras, and Marte). Nasty.

  182. Mike A. says:

    Why is McCarver saying that Girardi shouldn’t leave Marte in there to face Manny under any circumstances? Does he realize that he’s better against RHB than LHB this year?

  183. A.D. says:

    great trade

  184. Cy Farnsworth says:

    haha, i like this lefty specialist stuff!

  185. Manimal says:

    Whats his repertoire? Shows Pretty good heat and a slider.

  186. BigBlueAL says:

    What a waste having a lefty in the bullpen.

  187. Joey says:

    This Marte kid ain’t so bad, huh?

  188. Mike A. says:

    David Ortiz is like “Man, I don’t remember Mike Myers throwing that hard.”

    (I intended to use that if he faced Manny, but alas…)

  189. A.D. says:

    Just leave Marte in there, hes not a LOOGY

  190. Jake H says:

    Lots of faith in Edwar

  191. Jamal G. says:

    BTW, this does not prove the Yanks needed a LHP in the bullpen. Damaso Marte has damn good stuff and his a good reliever, that’s it.

  192. usty says:

    Hell of a debut!!!

  193. Jamal G. says:

    Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman recently split up. Silverman is one of those ugly chics that doesn’t look any better no matter what she’s wearing.

  194. Whitey14 says:

    Things definitely looking good in yankee land right about now (frizzle frazzle fricken fracken)

    • Joey says:

      you one of the few Sox fans we love Whitey ;-) lol

      • Whitey14 says:

        I’m very impressed with how they hung around just long enough to begin getting healthy and as usual, bring in a few pieces to help out. They’re in a very good spot…

  195. Jamal G. says:

    Craig Hansen has a 6.04-BB/9 coming into today’s game. Eww.

  196. Mike A. says:

    Yikes, looked like Johnny got hurt there…

  197. Jamal G. says:

    If Dustin Pedroia was 5’11″ he would’ve made that tag.

  198. Manimal says:


  199. A.D. says:

    BG might be back tomorrow

  200. BigBlueAL says:

    Shit Damon limping, but laughing in the dugout. WTF

  201. Mike A. says:

    Amen McCarver. How is Marvin Miller not in the HOF?

  202. Jamal G. says:

    Maybe just a cramp?

  203. BigBlueAL says:

    ARod could get drilled this at-bat.

  204. A.D. says:

    there it is

  205. Joey says:

    Put in Farnsworth for 1 pitch

  206. Manimal says:

    FUCK shit FIGHT.

    • A.D. says:

      nah we’re up 4, should be going for the sweep tomorrow, let the sleeping dog lie.

      A-Rod made that mistake a few years ago, don’t need to wake up the sox

  207. A.D. says:

    funny bone shot

  208. Cy Farnsworth says:

    this is gonna get ugly

    i’m glad to see that got his arm, my heart almost stopped when i saw a-rod reach for his hand

  209. Jamal G. says:

    Ha, no warning to the Yanks, freebie!

  210. BigBlueAL says:

    I called it. Although it didnt take a genius to see that one coming.

    • giselle says:

      yea as soon as i saw hansen pitching, i knew something was coming. he’s a guy they wont miss if he gets suspended. i figured it would be jeter or alex.

  211. Whitey14 says:

    ARod took that very well….

  212. Greg G. says:

    I don’t have the game on TV (they’re carrying ATL-PHI here). Was there really a fight?

  213. Jamal G. says:

    I don’t think that was intentional, I mean come on, Hansen does have a BB/9 over six!

  214. Manimal says:

    Grand Salami?

  215. Ivan says:

    Man Craig Hansen is just putrid.

  216. A.D. says:

    Sox need pen help, I could see Marte to the sox for Buchholtz, Masterson, and Bowden

  217. Jamal G. says:

    Hey, the guy who got HBP scored. Cheer that.

  218. Link says:

    I love that sound clanging off the wall…

  219. Cy Farnsworth says:

    robbie’s on fire

    7 run lead, and according to mccarver a-rod’s in pretty bad pain. i say retaliation is in order–let’s serve notice that you can’t throw at our star.

  220. A.D. says:

    Man the Braves asked for Youk & Hansen for Tex, and Hansen is having a terrible year

    • Jamal G. says:

      Tex doesn’t give you that much more than Youk that warrants Boston paying him close to $20M per. Couple that with the age, stuff and potential of Hansen, no deal for me as well.

  221. Link says:

    Nady sucks lol…

  222. giselle says:

    i think the umps want the yankees to retaliate. only the rs dugout was warned, not both. i hope farnsworth is coming out to pitch…

  223. Mike A. says:

    32 pitches, 13 strikes for Hansen.

    • whozat says:

      He’s the greatest setup man in baseball. Part of a stunning young relief corps put together by the genius of the Sox, Theo Epstein. Cashman’s store-bought bullpen has NOTHING on that firing squad of awesoeness.

  224. Manimal says:

    Giese in the 9th.

  225. BigBlueAL says:

    Thank God its only a cramp for Damon.

  226. Ivan says:

    Just bring in Farnsworth to hit someone, Who on the redsox wanna hit Farnsworth. Matta of fact hit Varitek…..I forgot, Yanks don’t hit .200 hitters my bad.

  227. Manimal says:

    The yankees have not lost with Sexson in their line up.

  228. Mike A. says:

    Edwar Ramirez has not allowed a hit this month.

  229. Mike A. says:

    “What the, they can’t even hear me through this glass!”


  230. Cy Farnsworth says:

    why’s tony gwynn taking all those people’s miller high life?

  231. Jamal G. says:

    Great comeback win for the Phillies. Brad Lidge, is there a better story in the National League (other than the St. Louis Cardinals)?

  232. Jamal G. says:

    The Yankees can absorb an arbitration eligible player making $3.35M this year? Wow McCarver, thanks for that.

  233. Mike A. says:

    Jose Molina has been on-base four times this game. Jorge who?

  234. Jake H says:

    Molina an on base machine

  235. Cy Farnsworth says:

    I would be very upset if the Yankees keep Ponson in the rotation and send down Rasner, like Buck seems to think they will.

  236. giselle says:

    i have a feeling washburn is gonna start tomorrow

  237. Joey says:

    Eat it Hansen

  238. Manimal says:

    With a win tomorrow we are tied. My neighbors ar having a barbecue but I’m staying till the games over. Whe I went to tell them the score in the 8th they seriously considered their season over. They were even saying that they might not even get in the playoffs. Music to my ears. I’m gonna go get food from their BBQ, Ill be back later. bye RAB’ers

    • giselle says:

      hahah, rub the win in their face and eat their food. steal some beer, while your at it. might as well go all out, right?

  239. E-ROC says:

    The Yanks could be on the verge of another Boston Massacre weekend.

  240. christopher says:

    hopefully it will at least prompt some suicides. lets not count our wins before they atch though

    wshburn deal not done yet – supposedly the M’s want a top prospect – for washburn they can take a hike

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