Game 16: From one hitter-friendly park to another

To tide you over until the game
Game 16 Spillover Thread

There’s nothing like the first Yankees-Red Sox game of the year. It’s like coming back to school after summer break and finding your nemesis waiting by your locker. It’s time to renew the rivalry and get things going. The Yanks and the Sox look to do just that tonight, sending two of their finest young pitchers to duel it out.

You might remember the last time Joba Chamberlain started a game in Fenway Park. That was easily my favorite game of 2009. Joba vs. Beckett, and the pitching duel was everything it was hyped to be. We even got a Kyle Farnsworth signature meltdown, though Mo had mercy on him. The Yanks did let Beckett off the hook that night, putting 10 men on base against him and plating just one of them, as was their wont last year.

Joba has started one other game against the Red Sox in his career, going six innings and allowing three runs on four hits and four walks, striking out five. That’s not terrible, but the Yanks could use a bit more tonight. Jon Lester absolutely dominated them last year, giving up just three runs over 22.2 innings, striking out 24 to just three walks. We could be in for another low-scoring affair, my favorite kind of game.

Girardi did a good job with the lineup today. The bottom third of the order is a black hole no matter which way he lays it out, so we can kind of disregard that. I like that Jorge is DHing in place of Matsui against the lefty. This means that Jorge can catch tomorrow afternoon’s affair and Matsui can slide in against the righty Beckett. Girardi also gets the bat out of Brett Gardner‘s hands, which is fine considering 1) it’s a lefty, 2) Gardner hasn’t been very good, and 3) Melky’s the hot hand right now. It would take a pretty big night from Melky, I would think, for him to get the start again tomorrow.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Jorge Posada, DH
5. Nick Swisher, RF
6. Robinson Cano, 2B
7. Melky Cabrera, CF
8. Jose Molina, C
9. Cody Ransom, 3B

And on the mound, number sixty-two, Joba Chamberlain.

To tide you over until the game
Game 16 Spillover Thread
  • manimal

    If I remember correctly, Beckett made Gardner look silly last time they faced each other. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Gardner sat tomorrow as well.

    • manimal

      Yep, 0-5 Career with 3 K’s

    • putt

      maybe they’re saving him to bat in the ninth and squeeze another game-winning, 6-hopper up the middle off Nostrilbon.

  • A.D.

    I like Swish in the 5 and Cano the 6. Would have liked to see Pena starting for the D.

    Maybe Ransom does something to redeem for his early season struggles.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I’m down with the line up.

    I’m also down with a rational, troll-free game thread.

    I guess I’ll be spending my night here.

    • manimal

      LOL You came to the right place.

  • mko

    Another reason for Melky starting could be that he has great numbers against Lester, 5 hits in 8 at-bats.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I’m down with that.

    • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

      Plus, Gardner is the drizzling shit. :P

  • Joey

    Buck Showalter’s response to the question: Who is the most important/critical player for either team heading in to this series: “Whoever pitches the 8th for the Yankees”

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I have said ‘I’m down with that’ in three posts in this young thread.

    I am so not down with that.

    • Joey

      and 0 ayaya’s. Who are you and what have you done with Rebecca?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        If I figure it out I’ll let you know.

  • Joe R

    Just saw your guys’ url displayed on the ticker on the YES pre-game show. Thought that was kinda cool :d

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Dude that’s awesome!

      My twitter name was on the Joe Girardi show on Sunday…

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

      No way, really? Any idea what they were talking about so I can rewind the DVR?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        If it’s on the ticker, shouldn’t it repeat?

      • Joe R

        There’s an “On-YES” tab on the ticker so i’d imagine its in that, so whenever you see that come up in the pre-game.

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

          Bastards, cut to commercial just as it was supposed to come up.

  • Joe R

    I only caught the end of the ticker and saw the url. Couldntve been more than 5-8 minutes ago

    • Joe R

      Woops. Wrong reply.

  • Andrew

    I happened to be at the Joba-Beckett duel last year, and the game the next day, too (believe it was Pettitte vs. Wakefield), anyways, we won both games and Damaso Marte had made David Ortiz look foolish in his first appearance as a Yankees. I remember leaning over to my friend and saying, “we’re going to run away with the division.” Didn’t turn out quite like I hoped.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Yeah, well Joba was still healthy then. You can be excused for thinking like the rest of us did.

  • Mike

    After promoting all of the YES shows, the ticker read, “Talk baseball with other Yankees fans at RiverAveBlues.com”.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Still pretty freakin frackin awesome.

      • Joey

        Yankee fan blog? Shit I thought this was a pro-socialist website. Damn, wrong fan base, I’m out!

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

      Just saw it. that’s freaking awesome.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    what would be an ideal package for Nelson Cruz or Shin Shoo Choo? would Ian Kennedy be worth it?

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

      No and yes.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      You really think we could get either of those for just Ian Kennedy?

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

    That’s a pretty dumb text poll. Of course it’s Manny.

  • Drew

    I can’t stand that fucking stop smoking commercial.

    • Mike

      I agree. Those stop smoking commercials are way more disturbing than watching people smoke … and I’m not even a smoker.

      • Drew

        Really, most of the people that see the gross thing don’t even smoke. Those who do smoke, won’t quit because some lady lost her fingers. Give the rest of us a break..

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Ugh, me niether.

      I lost relatives to smoking. I KNOW it’s bad for you damnit.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Pretty excited for this game. Know I don’t contribute too often, but have been around a bit lately. Hoping to post a little more on the reg once shit cools down. Love the work on this site, easily my fav Yankees’ blog to check on day in and day out.

    • V

      Yeah, I’ve been around here a LOT more since LoHud’s a crapfest during games. Off days are OK over there, though.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        You and me both, kid.

    • Slu

      This is my first post on this blog. I had to find an alternative to LoHud. That place is just annoying as all hell these days.

      Keep up the good work.

  • Drew

    David ortiza talking about playing the game the way it should be played, yet he took steroids. Stfu

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    How can one restaurant have a pizza oven AND a sushi bar? It seems a little…odd.

    • Mike

      Its America. Where anything is possible.

  • Drew

    Who needs dollar drinks when you can watch Yankees-Red Sox. :)

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Hmm. I should probably turn the lights on.

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

    Over/under on the number of “Jon Lester had cancer” references is set at 20.5.

    • Alex S

      ESPN is 100x worse

  • Alex S

    cap’n

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

    That’s a good start.

  • kunaldo

    I wonder how the interviews for being an “Analyst” for the MLB network go…

    Interviewer: “So, what are your thoughts on sabrmetrics?”
    Former baseball player: “Sabrewho?”

    Int.: “Joba Chamberlain: Starter or Set-up man?”
    FBP: “Set-up man for sure.”

    Interviewer: http://miniblogs.lv/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mr_burns.jpg

  • 27 this year

    jeter with a hit

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    That’s a good way to start the game.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    There goes the no hitter.

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

    The Baltimore booing was worse.

    • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

      Much much worse

    • Drew

      Ten-folds worse

      • Mike

        Yeah, I was at opening day at Camden Yards, and those fans really took it personally.

  • Alex S

    boo’s were worse at camden yards

  • Drew

    C’mon Mark!!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Missed the hanger… Pick em’ Posada

  • Drew

    I wish Al was here…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Cone would remember ’86…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I saw Lester back in January when he and Joba spoke at Sacred Heart. Seems like a decent guy.

  • Accent Shallow

    For these of us without TV at the moment . . . deep flyouts? Or popups? Gameday says they were on the track/wall.

    • Mike

      deep flyouts right to the wall

    • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

      Pretty deep, but the fielder had enough room to get the ball both times.

  • Drew

    It’s kind of embarrassing that Fenway is fully packed.

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

      There’s 20,000 fewer seats there than there is at Yankee Stadium.

      • Drew

        Mike, when we watch a home game, it’s sickening to see the most viewed seats empty.

    • BJ

      I will bet that even the big money seats will be full when the Sox come to the Bronx…

  • southernyankeefan

    ha 101 that made me laugh.

  • Dave

    LOL @ the YES gun.

  • Drew

    This Radar gun is so ridiculous. I’m really getting mad about it. It has been 15 games, get one that works.

    • Dave

      Just wait till Lester humps it up to 125

    • Matt-Pitt

      I don’t remember the last time the YES gun was even close to accurate.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Is Lester really throwing 99-101mph?!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    over/under the chances of Nick Green actually hurting us? Mo forbid.

  • Kevin

    Shouldn’t the Sox really be above wearing 3rd jerseys and alternate caps? I mean seriously. This is the kind of crap youd expect from the Mets, be better than that Boston.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Is it just MLB.TV or is the YES feed kinda glitchy?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      My feed’s ok

      • Matt-Pitt

        I guess my feed is just so bad that they just cut the YES broadcast and I now have… Suzyn and Sterling calling the game? Hmmm.

        Sloppy Baseball… New slate, only 1 run. C’mon Joba, bear down.

  • Mike

    Lets Go Joba

  • julie

    How are we going to know how slowly Joba is throwing…gun just said 93…must mean 87.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Whatever Lester’s throwing, it worked.

  • Dave

    Hope Jorge’s arm is warm…

    • Kevin

      Molina is catching.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So I decided….Balk? Seriously?

  • julie

    Balk…seriously!!?!

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

    What was the balk?

  • Drew

    Dude he stopped

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wow, this ump is killing Joba. must be a Sox fan.

  • julie

    WTF?!?!@!??

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Holy fuck.

  • Drew

    Fuck you Molina. Through your legs?

  • RunnerS122

    I’m trying to figure out how pedroia’s wPA goes up with the balk?

  • Dave

    Whoops. Observant I’m not.

  • southernyankeefan

    that was molina’s fault

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

      Yeah it was. He jumped up too early to make the throw. Oh well.

  • Mike

    That will be the one unearned run Joba will let up all game.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Hey, Joba: pitchers’ fielding practice 101: WHEN THE FUCKING BALL GOES TO THE BACKSTOP, YOU COVER THE FUCKING PLATE.

    • Mike

      Molina shouldn’t have let that get through.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        But he didn’t. As soon as it rolled by, Joba’s gotta be booking it to the plate.

  • V

    Fielden Colbreth = Shit list.

  • Drew

    reason #1million quadrillion why Jorge is the catcher.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Except that Molina is a better defensive catcher than Jorge.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Gotta throw strikes, Joba. Come on, challenge the hitters.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Ayayay Joba….

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Nice of the ump to steal that base for the red sox.

  • Dave

    This could be going better…

  • Drew

    I’m really getting pissed with this gun.

  • julie

    So wang ruined the whole joba back to the bullpen thing..

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

      He’s not going back to bullpen.

  • Alex S

    2nd pitch to ortiz 99?

  • Angry Axl

    I mean I hate to say this…but who’s always right? I said I wasn’t comfortable with Joba starting again. Lester didn’t look great but he looks lights years better than Joba right now. A base hit, a balk, a passed ball that scored the run…and walk…all before the first out…that’s like the worst start you can have…

    They need to stretch Joba out somehow…he’s certainly not ready right now

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

      It was one single.

      • Angry Axl

        We’re disregarding the balk and passed ball and the run scoring from second?

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

          Fine, he balked. Big deal. Passed ball is on the catcher, hence the call. If it was a wild pitch, then it’s on Joba.

        • Brazilian Yankee

          the very questionable balk… without it, there’s no run scored.

    • Steve

      Tight strike zone tonight?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

      Really? It’s not even one inning. Really?

      How about… no. Just no.

    • Drew

      Dude, go somewhere else. Learn how to root for ur team.

  • julie

    gun is about 5 mph fast.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I’m glad Molina is in there for his D.
    And btw, that balk really hurts now…damn ump.

  • Mike

    The guy gave up one hit. The sky is not falling.

  • Alex S

    sit down motherfucker!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Steroid withdrawal, anyone?

  • Brooklyn Ed

    F U Ortiz.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Thats the way to get back at Ortiz, Joba. Just K him. Get the DP here and get the offense up.

  • Dave

    Hows that for earning respect Ortiz

  • Drew

    hit him

  • Dan12

    boston is booing ortiz ahahahahhaha

    • Whitey14

      Earth to Dan12….ever heard them chant Yooooooouuuuuuuk before?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    There we go. That’s more like it.

    I decided to watch the game in Spanish. I don’t know why, and I can’t understand half of it, but maybe that will change. They’re talking about Papí a lot.

  • Angry Axl

    At least I’ll be happy if Joba hits Youkillis in the head…

  • Drew

    wow, 100 mph then to 70. Jobas changin it up

  • Dave

    Theres the 101 ive been waiting for

  • John

    Balk, and a score on a wild pitch and then a walk after a 0-2 count

  • Mike

    lol joba just hit 101 ;)

  • julie

    gameday says he’s between 92-94

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Same w/NESN.

  • Mike

    come on joba you bitch throw at his head for calling time when you were ready

  • Matt-Pitt

    Jobaaa… Find the zone kid. Hit the zone, trust the defense.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Well this is shaping up to be a fantastic start.

  • Alex S

    inner circle of leadership?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I think Joba might just be a little *too* amped up.

  • Angry Axl

    Nice start Joba. 1 hit, a balk, a passed ball, a run scored from second, a walk…and one out…

    Pretty good. Well maybe we’ll get em’ tomorrow…

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      And then a double play.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And right now a DP. It’s not the end of the damn world. ITS ONE RUN.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Yeah. No chance of them overcoming a 1-0 deficit.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      It’s the top of the second inning. Calm the hell down.

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

      Dude, shut the fuck up with that shit. Your knee jerk negative bullshit got old last game. It’s 1-0 in the first inning. Lest you forget they came back from 3-0 to win last game.

      Get the sand out of your snatch.

      • Drew

        Last game? last 2 weeks. It’s painful to read, I wish I had an ignore button.

  • Drew

    My natural reaction is to glance at the radar reading after the pitch is caught. Thanks YES

  • Dave

    Like to see a GIDP here

  • julie

    THROW THE BALL OVER THE PLATE!!!!!!

  • BklynYank

    Very nice. This is shaping up to be another 4 inning start by Joba.

    • Drew

      This is RAB not lohud

    • Slu

      The DP was helpful, but yeah, he needs to throw more strikes.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Dammit. We should make a sign that says “ONLY rational Yankee fans allowed for anything else go to LoHud.”

      • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

        No, just make them take a quiz before commenting, sorta like those word type things to stop spammers.

        • Alex S

          captcha

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Phew. Nice turn.

  • Mike

    Beautiful

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Nancy!!!!

  • Alex S

    cleeeeeeeean DP

  • Matt-Pitt

    Big DP there… Alright offense, pick em’ up, make Lester work a little bit.

  • southernyankeefan

    Man Cano looks so smooth out there i love watching it.

  • Christopher

    Joba did well to get out of that with only giving up one run (which to be fair had a lot to do with Molina).

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Yeah. No pass ball, no run that inning.

    • Drew

      Yeah, you put a guy out there who is an automatic out, the least he could do is close the five hole.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Joba’s command sucks today.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Dude, guys, it was one inning. Yeah it could have gone better, but Joba didn’t exactly pull an ’09 CMW…

  • julie

    So what’s the over under on 4 innings?

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    K, Joba was defintely not getting the strike call Lester got on the Swisher AB’s first pitch.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And that balk was questionable. The ump should really buy some glasses

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Yeah, on the replay, it looked like he’d stopped.

  • Mike HC

    lets get that run back right here

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

    That was a strike Swish. As long as Joba gets that call too…

  • Mike

    lol 6 k’s through 2 for teh yohan

  • julie

    I can’t believe the way cano is taking pitches. It’s wonderful.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Chamberlain better start getting that knee-high strike call.

  • Slu

    I am listening on the radio and Sterling is still talking about the turn of the double play. Was it that good of a play or is this typical Sterling?

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

      It was a routine grounder to second. Jeter had to make a quick transfer, otherwise it’s a play they’ll turn 100 times this year.

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

    Melky with the walk. Hah.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Way to work the count, Melk Man.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Last year Melky would’ve swung at every pitch trying to hit it to the moon.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    And Melky walks…there is something about this that is not quite right…

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Cody Ransom is having a bad week; first, Gardner PHs for him, now Molina bats in front of him. Ouch.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I did not know Melky was younger than Gardner.

  • julie

    Ransom has no business playing in the bigs.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      In other news: the sky is blue.

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

    Melky’s like “I can steal bases too, Brett.”

  • Drew

    Melky>>>>>>>>Brett

  • Mike HC

    Melky is making a strong case to get his job back so far this season.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    …And now Molina walks?

    Am I dreaming? Pinch me?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Molina really just work a walk?

    Alright Ransom, come up big kid.

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

    Hava Molina.

    Time for a nice little single back though the middle Cody.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      I’ll take a non-embarrassing at bat.

      And Chamberlain better get the low strike call like Lester.

      • kunaldo

        don’t be ridiculous…i’ve already seen the squeeze for joba…and a bs balk call

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Nice job, Chemo.

    Heh, is that a bit too much?

    • Whitey14

      Yes

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Not cool, dude.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Nice throw Tek.

    Way to clear the pitchers spot Jose.

  • M.D.

    my friend threw a perfecto today and i missed it ={

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Ransom, please do what Melky and Molina did!!!

  • Dan12

    homerun

  • southernyankeefan

    Cody the K master. can he do it i say no.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Man this is bittersweet. I never should have gotten Jon Lester. Worse I also have Beckett in my rotation…

  • zs190

    This is bizarre, first walk Melky, now Molina

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Ransom is going to take three straight strikes.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Lester is getting these knee highs and lower calls. Joba better get them too.

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

    Oh yeah, he went.

  • Mike HC

    I’m surprised the ump didnt ring him up

  • Slu

    Alex can’t get back soon enough.

  • Matty Ice

    Ransom is terrible. Awful. A dead monkey holding a bananna would be better at the plate than him.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I and my 30 mph (no really) fastball would be better than him.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Cody Ransom has had two of the worst swings I’ve seen recently.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    good for nothing, he actually did seen more than 3 pitches.

  • julie

    So how about that Eric Duncan….?

  • Mike

    it is fucking ridiculous that ransom keeps playing everyday. he is literally an automatic out. it makes even less sense with molina catching. they are giving up 2 innings of batting with those two.

    • Slu

      I wonder if Ransom is playing himself off the team altogether when Alex comes back? I can’t see why they’d keep him.

  • southernyankeefan

    Yeah I’m glad im not the only one raising an eyebrow at this strike zone.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Least we made Lester work a little bit. Joba needs to have a quick inning and get the offense back up there.

  • BJ

    At least we start at the top next inning.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      The power of positive thinking compels you!

  • Yankeegirl49

    I dont know how much more of Cody Ransom I can stomach.

  • julie

    At least Jose can throw.

  • Drew

    look at Melky’s gun

  • frank

    i have the honor of watching on nesn due to mlb extra innings and there is a women on every batter cheering for the yanks. shes to the left when looking at home and its very prominent and im sure annoying for them

  • Matt-Pitt

    Another DP here, Joba lets go.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Ask and ye shall receive.

    • Matt-Pitt

      And there it is. Thats why you throw strikes and trust the D behind you.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Your wish is his command.

  • E-ROC

    Ramiro Pena anyone? Isn’t that the 15th time Ransom struck out already? Yikes! Ransom only walked twice so far in this young season. Ramiro Pena should start until further notice.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah I doubt he can be any worse.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Another DP! Nicccce!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Jeter still has some good defense? awesome!

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

    Just like, two away.

  • Matty Ice

    At least Joba is getting out of trouble with the 2 DP thus far.

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

    Wow, Lowell is basically immobile.

    • John K.

      I think he heard you.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Very nice inning, Joba. Lets go offense.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    29 pitches through 2, pretty efficient I think.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Well, that’s the average. It was something like 23 + 6.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        Meant total, not average.

        • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

          Yea, I was just saying it to shut all the people up who were complaining. It can easily be turned around.

  • BJ

    that was an efficient out

  • Drew

    Game, Blouses.

  • John

    what was that 7 pitches? nice

    • Arman Tamzarian

      How did he get the out? NESN was more concerned with showing a Francona interview then showing any of the at bat.

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

        Single by Bay, Lowell GIDP. Varitek pop out on the first pitch.

      • John

        im following gamecast…i think it was a 1st pitch popout if you’re talking about Tek’s AB

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Pop out

        • Arman Tamzarian

          I appreciate the update, to return the favor, Terry Francona thinks there are good players on both teams and that there is a rivalry between the Red Sox and Yankees, oh and people want tickets for those games

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I think Damon’s still getting booed louder than Teixeira

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Can’t teach height.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      :'(

  • 27 this year

    we are making Lester work a little now. Hopefully something happens.

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

    Great at-bat by Johnny D.

  • 27 this year

    nice. I want to see Joba sail through this and Yanks score some so Joba owns Lester.

  • Manimal

    I think Joba is having trouble locating his fastball because he isn’t throwing it that hard. He is comfortable around 96-97 but he has been throwing 92-93. Why the yankees are making him dial it down is beyond me.

  • julie

    LOL @ Nick Green.

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

    50 pitches for Lester already.

  • BJ

    Man, Lester is really going after the corners with that cutter, but I don’t think he’s got a called strike out of it all game.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Nick Swisher went down looking at an inside pitch.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Oh nevermind, I have no idea if that was a cutter.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    I wanna see this Ransom tonight:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20080926&content_id=3555301&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=away&c_id=nyy

    but then again, Dave Pauly is with the Orioles now. oh well.

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

    It’s a line drive in the box score.

    • 27 this year

      that was a swinging bunt right? I am keeping track on Gameday since I can’t watch right now.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Is it also a line drive on your spreadsheets, you nerd?!?!?!?!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Nice hustle for Teixeira…

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Holy crap, that was a great call by the umpire. That was the definition of “bang-bang.”

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

    Good Mo, Varitek caught that pitch in the dirt and it was called a strike.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    JoPo, not cool.

  • 27 this year

    Lester is already at 55 pitches through 2.1 innings. At least he is working.

  • 27 this year

    thats twice Posada went down looking without swinging once. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH HIM?!

    • Drew

      ZOMG HE TEH SUXOR

  • Drew

    Come on Georgy, what u lookin at

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Jorge…what’re you looking at?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I hate you, Mike Lowell.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Wow.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck you Lowell.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Fuck Mike Lowell.

  • Alex S

    hate ti admit it, but nice play

  • southernyankeefan

    fucking lowell

  • Matty Ice

    Mike Lowell taking away a run…..or a foul ball.

  • 27 this year

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Thanks Lowell… Damnit. We need to capitalize on these situations and we just aren’t. Lot of game left though, need to start taking advantage of the opps.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Maybe Jorge should swing at those pitches belt high, middle of the zone.

  • Slu

    Someone with two testicles would not have made that play.

  • V

    Mike Lowell was supposed to be washed up when they traded Hanley. Blegh.

  • Drew

    It was a great play, but can Kay act like he’s not so excited and have empathy with us.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Dick Ebersol is in the booth.

    and WOW. HOW WAS THAT PITCH NOT A STRIKE?!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    So that’s how a real 3rd baseman fields… interesting.

    (I hate you Mike)

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    This umpire does not have the same strike zone for both pitchers. Just an objective observation.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WTF. Lester was getting that call all night.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Which one? The inside corner or the outside corner? OH YEAH Lester’s been getting both!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Wow, I just get home and there’s 300 comments already?

    • Drew

      We do go on without you.. Sad, but true.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Blue needs to be more consistent with the zone. Not liking these borderlines that Lester gets but Joba doesn’t.

    • Matty Ice

      Agreed.

      But Nick Green with the best AB of the game? WTF?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m pretty damn sure its intentional.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Who the fuck does Nick Green think he is hitting 95-mph heaters?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      He had a great AB, btw. Fouled off some tough pitches… crazy crazy world.

  • Drew

    Chasing Posada!

  • Matt-Pitt

    Come on Joba, one more DP to get outta the inning.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    And there went RAB’s formatting. New thread kplzthxbai?

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

      Between innings.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Fuckin midget.

    • Mike

      i thought the same. i hate his swing and how his whole body goes into it

  • Matt-Pitt

    Alright, bear down Joba. Get outta the jam.

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

    Hanger.

  • BJ

    that scappy fvck

    • BJ

      scrappy?

  • manimal

    I thought Pedroia couldnt hit a up and inside fastball?

  • Slu

    Joba will K him.

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

    I’m loving this newer, suckier David Ortiz.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    UUUUUUge.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Holy shit! Joba got a called K. FUCK AND SUCK IT ORTIZ! THATS 2!

  • manimal

    Ump is giving the low strike to both teams.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Glad Joba finally got that knee high strike call. Really needed that. C’mon Joba, get this last out.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Man, Ortiz kinda just looks done.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      That would be sweet.

  • Drew

    Big Fatti didn’t have a very good conditioning program this winter.

  • BJ

    See, at least our black holes aren’t in the middle of the lineup.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Quote of the night.

  • Drew

    Be a man Joba! Hit him!

  • Drew

    Are you serious?

  • kunaldo

    what the hell…now he doesnt throw inside to youk???

  • BJ

    why not go for his face? It is such a big target.

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

    Dropping in the first pitch changeup with the bases loaded. Awesome.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Nancy, you’re oh-so awesome.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Way to get out of it. Offense needs to pick him up.

  • Slu

    Joba showed some good toughness there