Game 143: Moose searching for number 18

The sympathetic side of Carl Pavano
Hughes shoves it up PawSox's Colon; Shelley sends 'em packin'

Mike Mussina has won 18 games five times, but he hasn’t accomplished this feat since 2002. Today, in Seattle, he’s gunning for his 18th victory of the year. If he nails the W today, he’ll have 20 in his sights. If not, he’ll have to win three of his last four starts.

Originally scheduled to face him was Carlos Silva, and it’s too bad that Silva’s back is acting up. Against the Yankees, Silva has been nothing short of terrible in his career. But alas, the Yanks will instead face Ryan Feierabend, a 23-year-old with some unimpressive Major League numbers.

Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Molina C

Mussina P (17-7, 3.39 ERA)

The sympathetic side of Carl Pavano
Hughes shoves it up PawSox's Colon; Shelley sends 'em packin'
  • cult of basebaal

    get loose, Moose!

    and let’s pray the yankees’ bats are not stymied by yet another URP.

  • giselle

    i know this is completely random, but why does jeter nod his head as soon as he’s ready to step into the box? its like he’s giving the pitcher permission to throw the ball.

    yay! homer!

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

    Way to go Jetes.

    • Ivan

      Hey were you nervous at the end?

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

        A little.

        • radnom

          A little? I nearly had a heart attack.

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

            Darrelle Revis is a man.

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

              I was a little nervous, until I remembered that the Fins’ QB is Chad “Mr. 4th Quarter INT” Pennington.

  • Ivan

    Jets with a good win. My Eagles just destroyed the Rams.

    • Joey

      Jets game was much closer than it should have been, damn Pennington kept them in it

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

        Why can’t the Jets get a QB like that?

        • Joey

          Cure of Broadway Joe?

          • Joey

            **curse

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

        Jets game was much closer than it should have been, damn Pennington self-inflicted penalties and conservative offensive playcalling kept them in it

        Fixed.

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

          Speaking of self-inflicted penalties, tough first day for #1 pick Jake Long.

        • radnom

          Yeah, what was with that run on 3rd and 7 in the last drive? Oh well, a win is a win.

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

      I’m a sports whore, I had like five NFL games on my laptop with the PHI/NYM game on the tube.

      Michael Turner FTW!!!

  • Joey

    Bye bye Mr. Young’s no hitter… damn Gabe Kapler

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

    Chris Young just lost a perfect game with four outs to go.

  • Ivan

    Yo DeSean Jackson look very impressive in today’s game. He made some very impressive catches.

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

    I hate that fucking Cowboys’ O-Line.

  • Ivan

    Wow Today’s a big sports day.

    Football, Mussina going for his 18th win, Phi/NYM game, Hughes pitching and etc. Great day if ya sports fanatic.

    • Ivan

      evn with the Tennis with US open women’s final and Nadal playing.

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

      Monday will be an even bigger day for fans in New England and Tennessee.

      • Ivan

        Wow So much for Brady being alright for the season.

  • Ivan

    This is a bad Match up for the Browns. Explosive offense of the Boys and cleveland has no D (especially on the secondary)

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

      People were getting on their knees for the Browns a bit too much.

  • Ivan

    The X-Man cracking one.

  • E-ROC

    Wow! X-Man!

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

    I hate the Bills, how they score 34-points and Marshawn Lynch only gets one TD?

  • Ivan

    Yo I don’t know if Pam Oliver is ugly or cute. Some days she look good and then there is some days she just look iight at best.

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

      She used to be solid top three status, but she’s getting old and letting shit go.

      She’s better than Erin Andrews, though.

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

    I love me some Kellen Winslow. I remember in Madden 2006 how I signed Winslow as a free agent, and used him and Jeremy Shockey in so many different packages in franchise mode.

    • Ivan

      Who ya take, Winslow or Davis?

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

        Winslow, better athlete and more big-play ability.

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

    LoL @ the Panthers not only going for it on fourth down at the One, but passing the ball and failing to score.

  • Ivan

    Lions pick up where they left off. Given up 34 Pts to a team with a QB amking his debut and overall not a good offense.

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

      Go Chargers’ D.

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

      The Lions will suck until Barry Sanders comes out of retirement and starts playing linebacker.

  • Ivan

    Wow Braylon Edwards.

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

    Dallas’ secondary just keeps failing, I’m loving it.

  • Ivan

    Frank Gore on the all underrated team.

    • Joey

      Try all “screw my fantasy team over last year” team. He blew and thats being nice

      • Ivan

        It’s hard to perform well when ya QB isn’t doing the job. Despite that he still puts up #’s.

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

    Wow. That’s alotta hits by the Cap’n. Tying Babe Ruth in anything is rarified air.

    • Joey

      Congrads my Cap’n

      • Manimal

        Oh captain, my captain.

  • Ivan

    Touchdown Kellen Winslow.

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

    Wow, 150-Offensive Yards given up by the Chargers’ D.

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

      …In the 1st Quarter.

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

        But, more importantly, they held them scoreless.

    • Manimal

      I wish they would pass to Hackett more haha

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

    Hughes start being shown for free on milb.tv

  • Manimal

    whoever has marion barber is having a good week.

  • E-ROC

    You don’t ever throw Beltre a fastball.

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

    Come on Moose, you know better than to lay a 2-0 fb in there to Beltre.

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

    Nice job, Cleveland, nice job.

    • Ivan

      Romo has so much time to throw, he could drink water, talk to Jessica simpson on the phone and do a couple push ups and still have time throw the ball.

  • Ivan

    Nasty Curve by Hughes right there.

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

    Check out Durahm’s game, Wade Davis is starting.

  • Mike Pop

    Cowboys baby !!

  • Ivan

    Good start from Phil Hughes. couple of K’s and a groundout.

  • Mike Pop

    Cboys secondary is only doing so bad cuz no Tnew

  • Ivan

    Jim Brown=Babe Ruth of RB’s.

  • Manimal

    Damn it im losing now in fantasy football. Come on LT, earn ya points.

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

      I was winning comfortably earlier today (up about 25 pts), but it’s getting a little too close for me (up by about 8 pts now). The scary part is that my opponent still has AP set to go tomorrow night (I still have Ryan Grant left to go tomorrow, but he’s hurting).

      • Manimal

        I was just up by 7 now Im down by 7

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

          Oh, and NHL 09 is sick. I’m not sure what to go with this winter, that or Madden.

          • Manimal

            Ha I’m gonna play both.

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

              I’m waiting for the EA Sports Double Stuf Racing League game to come out… that’s gonna be SICK!

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

                Oh, it’s on like Donkey Kong.

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

                  The Mannings will go into the Television Hall of Fame for breaking the record for the most horrible commercial spots ever.

                  Oh, and Serena Williams officially now looks like Sasquatch.

                • Ivan

                  Nah im sorry but Serena has looked MUCH Better for the last year or two.

  • Mike Pop

    Cano cmon baby

  • Manimal

    man miranda crushed that, unfortunately it landed in a glove.

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

    If you are not a fan of the Cowboys, the pressure on Tony Romo is nausea inducing.

  • Manimal

    Man Hughes is dominating today.

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

      That he is.

  • Manimal

    ahahahah shelly tried to sell the trap dive but didn’t really work.

  • Ivan

    It’s about time the Browns put some pressure on Romo.

  • Manimal

    Why is hughes warming up from the stretch?

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

    What the hell was that? Erg.

  • Manimal

    5K’s in 2.2 innings, he just hit 93 mph.

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

    Eh, I’d rather Marion Barber get the TD. I’m up against somebody with both Tony Romo and T.O. on their squad.

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

    I swear, dude. ARod is has to be doing this shit intentionally. He’s literally trying his ass off to get all Yankee fans to hate him with a passion. He has come up with so many new and more creative ways to fail, disappear, come up small, or make bonehead plays. I think he’s addicted to bad press on the back cover.

    UGH.

    • Manimal

      Every Yankee fan except Jamal.

    • yankeemonkey

      Wasn’t it Jeter who got caught?? I’m following along on gameday, so I didn’t see the play, but how’s that Arod’s fault

  • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com Jon G

    What the hell was that by Jeter? Was that yet another a Meacham screw up??

    At least Hughes looks good!

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

      Jeter was only running to try and bail out ARod; he can’t stay on 2nd… Can’t blame that on anyone other than Mr. Unlucky 13.

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

    Hughes is struggling a little out of the stretch. Not surprising, he didn’t spend very much time pitching out of the stretch the first 2 years of his career.

    • Ivan

      Didn’t he threw a perfect game in HS?

  • Ivan

    3IP, 5K’s and no BB’s.

    Seem like his FB has alot of life today.

    • Manimal

      93 mph.

  • Manimal

    Was that pedroia? that pawtuckett second basemen is pure grit.

  • Manimal

    Nice cutter by hughes. 6k’s.

  • Ivan

    Today’s is Wade Davis B-Day.

  • cult of basebaal

    #7

  • Manimal

    Shit! 7k’s 4 innings

  • Ivan

    Nasty Curve by Hughes.

    4IP, 7K’s and 0BB’s.

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

      A little run support would be nice.

    • yankeemonkey

      Pitch count is getting up there, but that’ll happen when you’re K-ing everyone…

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

        9 K thru 5

  • cult of basebaal

    #8

  • Ivan

    9K’s for Hughes thru 5.

  • yankeemonkey

    #9

  • Ivan

    14.1IP in both minor and major League playoffs, Hughes has 27K’s.

  • cult of basebaal

    win or lose, this ought to be the last start Phil Hughes makes in the minors this year … ponson needs to sleep with the fishes

  • yankeemonkey

    Wow, Karstens got lit up by the moribund Giants offense today: 8R (5ER) in only 3 innings. Ouch.

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

      I can’t believe they traded him away. Brian Cashman is so teh stupid!!1111

      • yankeemonkey

        Tell me about it.

  • Ivan

    dissapointed, no K’s from Hughes.

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

      Bust. They’d be lucky if they can trade him for Miguel Batista or Carlos Silva now.

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike you think with this performance from hughes so far the yanks would call him or just leave him here for the rest of the season?

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

      They’ll probably just leave him down there. If SWB wins the series, he’d make another start for them, then the AzFL starts up at the end of the month.

  • Ivan

    I really hope Melancon pitching today as well.

  • yankeemonkey

    You know you’re a terrible team when you lose a series to the motherflipping Mariners.

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

    Fourth place, here we come.

    • Ivan

      well they are tied with the Jays.

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

        Yep, and once they lose they’ll be 0.5 GB of the Jays for third.

  • Ivan

    7 shutout innings from Hughes. Now he’s getting some grounders as well.

    • yankeemonkey

      Yeah, too bad his offense has been getting hitting tips from the big league club.

  • Ivan

    Hughes pitches one more inning? He’s at 86 pitches.

  • Ivan

    #10 for Hughes.

    • Ivan

      Make it 11.

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

    Phil Hughes = good at pitching. Holy Schnikees.

    • AndrewYF

      They should just reserve Hughes for the playoffs. A new kind of pitching specialist.

  • Ivan

    Think about this, against the Boston AA and AAA teams in the playoffs,

    14IP, 23K’s, 1run and 0BB’s.

    Can’t wait when he faces Boston atthe MLB level in the playoffs.

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

    He’s gone over 100-pitches in a Triple-A start recently, so do they go batter-by-batter? He’s at 94 right now.

  • BigBlueAL

    I know nobody watched the Yankees game today from the comments Ive read. But unfortunately I did and I must say, another utterly fuckin embarrassing performance. Its gonna be a sad final 10 games in the Stadium, utterly pathetic that this team plays in the final games at Yankee Stadium cause they are not nowhere near worthy enough to wear the pinstripes.

    Actually Im sorry, that rant was supposed to be directed at my Fantasy Football team which is currently getting dominated…..

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

      Nah, I think most of us watched it, just that there’s nothing really left to say about this team.

      • BigBlueAL

        I was just venting cause my team suckin dick today. I mean Adrian peterson tomorrow could equal his 279 yard game or whatever it was from last season and I still will get my ass whooped…..

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

          Well, I guess I could complain about Issac Bruce giving me an o-fer in the RAB league, but I’m still up on Rafi by 13 going into the last three games… I’ve got Chicago (vs. banged up Indy) left and he’s got Greg Jennings (vs. the Vikings D) and Justin Fargas (vs. the Denver D), so, hopefully I should wrap this one up okay.

          In my other league, though… losing by 19, and FOUR of his guys haven’t played their game yet (Peyton, Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, AND Darren McFadden). All I’ve got left is Addai; he’s going to have to drop 300 and 4TD’s for me to have a shot. The thing that pisses me off most of all is I had McGahee in the lineup since all the press said he’d play and he was on the active roster, but the Ravens didn’t give him a single snap.

          Harbaugh is a douche.

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

        I didn’t watch it. I spent the past 4 hours at jetersfordchallenge.com.

      • yankeemonkey

        Yeah, the game was a disgrace, what else is there to say?

        Phil Hughes = sick.

        Mike, I know you think they’ll keep Hughes down in AAA for the rest of the playoffs. What if Scranton gets bounced? Will they just tell him to chill until AzFL starts up? Or bring him up?

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

          No idea.

    • Ivan

      This is a football/Hughes day. Yankees have not earn the right to be watch.

      • BigBlueAL

        Just that Im not used to not watching a Yankees game in September and not caring about it cause they suck. Its usually cause they are comfortably in the playoffs and losing wouldnt hurt them. I feel like im a little kid again who would watch just to see Mattingly hit and hoping Righetti got into the game and pitched. Except that I dont even enjoy watching these players anymore, and the only thing I was rooting for today was for Moose to win and that ended after 6 1/2 innings….

        • Ivan

          To be fair, even a subpar yankee team is gonna win 85-86 Games. I mean when almost everything that went wrong goes wrong, winning 86 games isn’t so bad, but yet nevertheless it is very dissapointed.

          • yankeemonkey

            Just pisses me off that all the pompous asses (Steve Phillips, Steve Lombardi, etc etc) will be dancing around screaming “I told you so!!!”

            I’m sure some dumbass will find a way to tie it to Yankees converting Joba to a starter.

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

              Larry Brooks already did that. His whole point was “they changed him from an A-plus reliever to a B-minus starter.”

              • BigBlueAL

                The NHL writer for the Post????

              • yankeemonkey

                Fabulous. Also, Larry Brooks is an idiot of unparalleled proportions. Didn’t he used to cover the Devils a few years ago? I thought he was a moron back then too…some things never change.

            • Ivan

              Steve Philips is a moron.

              Steve Lombardi has become more and more unreadable the last couple years.

          • BigBlueAL

            Hey the Yankees from 1986-1988 (when I was old enough to follow the team in terms of record and stuff) won 90, 89 and 85 games. Plus from 1983-1985 they won 91, 87, and 97 games so dont think those teams were so horrible. Ive seen this current team before alot. It was called the mid-to-late 80’s Yankees.

            Difference is this team should be back in the playoffs hopefully next year and for years to come once again….

  • Ivan

    No Melancon damn.

  • Alex

    Didn’t even watch the Yankees in Seattle, MILB.TV’d Phil instead. Absolutely the right move, but I won’t spoil DOTF.

    The Yanks need to lose enough games to get into 15th overall in the ML standings. I want CC, two first round picks and a host of supplemental picks. Then I want to trade Anything necessary to get Madison Baumgartner from San Francisco (I’ll elaborate on the trade idea when we start an Offseason thread)

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

      Madison Bumgarner? You’re not getting him without doing something needless and stupid.

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

      Why would you “trade Anything necessary to get” a pitcher in Low-A?

      • Ivan

        Especially a pitcher with no secondary pitches.

        • Alex

          Not a single aspect of pitching is more important than fastball command, easy to fall in love with a 6’5″ lefty who has plenty of it.

          No secondary pitches and, until recently, no runs in over a month. Let Nardi & co. figure out his offspeed stuff. Low A or not, these are insane numbers for a guy who only recently turned 19.
          http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/B/Madison-Bumgarner.shtml

          OK, this discussion doesn’t belong here, and yea, “Anything necessary” is crazy talk. Sorry.

  • Ivan

    Hughes had a 75-19 K/bb ratio. Damn.

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

    Wow, in his postgame press conference, Belichek said “hopefully Cassell can do the job for us the rest of the year.”

    Yikes.

    • BigBlueAL

      Im sure Brady will be listed as Probable for Week 2…..

    • Ivan

      If you are saying Yikes and you hate the Pats, imagine what the Pat fans are saying.

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

      Knowing him, the “job” he’s referring to is being a solid #2 QB.

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

      You know, normally I never ever take any glee in any opposing team’s players going out with an injury, because I think it’s cruel and bad karma; I’d rather beat people with their best instead of getting cheap wins against depleted lineups.

      But, as a Jet (and Yankee) fan who’s watched my teams beset by crippling injury after crippling injury over the past decade or so, I gotta say that I don’t have much sympathy for Pats fans now. I hope he is out for the year; now they can know what my Pennington and Testaverde (and Curtis Martin and John Abraham) and Jon Vilma suffering has felt like.

  • BigBlueAL

    BTW, anyone wanna see a couple of nasty knockouts you might still find a clip on YouTube of Lidell getting knocked the fuck out last night. Plus for any boxing fans ESPN.com 2007 Prospect of the Year Amir Kahn lost his 1st bout via a KO in the 1st round last night with plenty of clips available on YouTube of that fight.

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

      Boston wont care much until the Red Sox’ season is done.

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

      Yikes.

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

        LoL @ someone saying “Glen Dorsey FTW!” to caption that picture.

    • yankeemonkey

      Holy shit, I didn’t realize for a second knees aren’t supposed to bend that way. Gah!

      PeteAbe must be inconsolable. Peter King too.

  • Ivan

    Wow Touchdown Panthers.

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

    Wow, a walk-off TD pass by Jake Delhomme and the Carolina Panthers.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW!!! What a finish for the Panthers in San Diego!!!!!!

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

    Will SWB ever score?

    • BigBlueAL

      Thats what happens when you take away Melky from their offense….

    • yankeemonkey

      They can’t win without their sparkplug…Melky Cabrera!!! ;-)

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

        LoL, you two are assholes. ;)

        • yankeemonkey

          That was…uncanny :-P

        • BigBlueAL

          Thanks!!!! :-)

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

      Lead off double with an error to send him to third for Bernie Castro. Miranda set up for the walk-off.

      • yankeemonkey

        If this is anything like this year’s major league Yankee game, it’ll go like this:

        Guy on 3rd w/no outs
        K
        Walk
        Double play.

  • Ivan

    Just watching Hughes tonight, he had excellent command of FB with good velocity. His Curveball was just NASTY especially with two strikes on the hitter. Overall he was fantastic.

  • Ivan

    Miranda looks unconfortable against a lefty.

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

    Holy shit Shelley!

  • yankeemonkey

    SHELLEY!!!

  • Ivan

    Wow Walk-off Homer by shelly Duncan.

    Talk about a treat.

    Just a great game to watch.

  • http://yankees.com D.B.

    hughes is clutch

    • Ivan

      He Likes the big Game.

  • Yankees=warriors

    What a “legit” way to win it!

  • stuart

    Cano looked real good today. Really a proffessional AB in the 4th or so with 2 men on and 1 out!!

    Cano looks like Arod up there.. Arod is a clown, where are the Arod groupies today????

    Arod is a loser and that is the fact until he proves otherwise, just think 9 more years of his sizzle and no substance…

    Cano and arod are tied for biggest dissappointment this year…

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

      Can a comment on RAB qualify for “the dumbest LoHud comment of the day”?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Can you climb back into your hole?

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

      The time Stuart’s dad didn’t pull out in time was his biggest disappointment of that year.

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

        Oh suh-nap.

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

        “You know back in my day they didn’t have advanced birth control methods, like pullin’ out.”

        Great flick.

  • stuart

    yeah Hughes is real clutch, he has added so much to the big club this year…..

    what are you guys smoking???????

    • Yankees=warriors

      Go away.

    • BigBlueAL

      Well I agree with you in the sense of too many people here get excited about AA/AAA performances which IPK/Shelley Duncan/Gardner/Rasner etc should have proven by now are pretty meaningless. BUT it is fun to see/read about Hughes pitching that dominant in a AAA playoff game vs the Sox of all teams, especially since Hughes is still young and actually can look dominant and has done so at the Major League level so it is encouraging.

      • mustang

        Good point especially “too many people here get excited about AA/AAA performances which IPK/Shelley Duncan/Gardner” and now everyone seems to be jumping on the free agent bandwagon.

  • Yankees=warriors

    Too bad I missed most part of the game.
    If I had known it was free, I totally would have chosen this over the time-wasting Yankee game…

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

    It seems Billy Wagner is inching closer and closer towards that TJS: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080907&content_id=3433195&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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

      I’m surprised he avoided it this long, he’s quite the chicken winger.

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

        I’ve seen some people put a lot of stock into that, and some don’t, is there a middle ground or is it just something that some believe in and some don’t?

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

    Damn, Joe is getting his ass kicked in the RAB league.

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

      So am I. I was up by 25 pts before, what the hell happened?

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

        In Mike Ashomre’s league, I have a 9.44-point lead with Greg Jennings and Bernard Berrian set to go manana. He has Devin Hester and Dallas Clark set to go tonight.

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

          I have Ryan Grant set to go tomorrow, but my opponent has AP and some receiver (I forget who) going tomorrow, so I’m screwed.

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

            Chris Johnson is a fucking beast, that’s the one guy I really regret not reaching for.

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

              I wonder if I’m going to regret reaching for Mendenhall. What was it, 6 carries today? Parker got all the short yardage carries too, I thought that was Mendenhall’s M.O.

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

                I think I’m going to regret taking Jay Cutler as my starting QB when I could of have Jon Kitna a couple rounds later. Not much drop-off in their production, I expect.

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

                Mendenhall is probably a non-start until he has a good game first.

                Don’t keep getting burned.

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

              And I didn’t even start him… I bet on Amani Toomer getting some love from a weak Redskins D.

              If I’d lost with CJ’s 20.20 on the bench, that woulda sucked…

  • mustang

    And mean while in Philadelphia a meaningful game with you knows whom pitching.
    THIS SUCKS.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Apologies for my now-deleted comments earlier. You caught me at a bad point on a bad night. I see your point about Santana and tonight’s game, and it’s one we’ll discuss as we break down the season. It certainly is fitting that Johan went on the night the Yanks fell to fourth.

      • mustang

        Ben, I’m going to get a little personal August was a hard month for me I was either visiting a hospital or making funeral arrangements. Bull shitting here was a way for me to escape so I have nothing, but respect for the work you guys do here.
        I’m sorry for whatever is going on with you the whole thing is forgotten.