• V

    Ugh.

  • not manimal

    Hi, I’m a 35 year old Irish guy who has always sort of liked the redsox but now I love them now that they are doing good! I have season tickets and I named my kid Dustin!

    Sincerely,
    Bandwagonner

    • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      Who is this?

    • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      Over/under how many times they mention the steal of home: 5.5

  • Reggie C.

    Preach it Axisa !!

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

    This BoSox bullpen has been shaky the entire series. This game isn;t over.

    • Bryan

      Yea but ours hasnt been lights out either…

      • JT

        Here’s to Melancon changing that

        • Bryan

          Seconded

    • JobaWockeeZ

      You’re too optimistic! OUR TEAM IS TEH SUX0R!!!!11!!1 Fire Cashman! CC is a bust even though he didn’t pitch! Teix is a bust even though his defense is great! Burnett is a bust with his first bad outing yesterday! WE’RE DEAD!!!

      • Steve H

        IETC. And for all the LoHudians, I enjoyed it because of the sarcasm, not because I (or JobaWockeeZ) believes it to be true.

  • NJY

    This is unbelievable, they just makin us look stupid now. Can I get a 3 run bomb pleease?!?!?!

  • BigBlueAL

    Who is this fat-ass pitching now for the Red Sox.

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

      The best relief prospect in the game of baseball, of course.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    When A-Rod comes back, oh man. I cannot wait, it’s going to be crazy.

    3-run shot, here we go!

  • Drew

    Let’s tie this shit up.

  • Will

    Anyone else impressed that Jon Miller pronounced “Melancon” correctly?

    • NJY

      I hate ESPN/SNB/all 3 of these clowns.. maybe booth will burn with them in it.. cross fingers pls

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      No. The producers give these guys pronunciation guides. They might suck as analysts, but they’re professionals. They prep for this stuff.

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

      Miller’s usually very good, but he gets stupid when he’s with Morgan.

      • Raf

        stoops down to his level.

      • Will

        They’d probably still be arguing about whether Berroa should’ve checked Ellsbury at 2nd, if not for some producer scolding them.

      • JT

        What Miller says isn’t too bad but the way he talks pisses me off. His emphasis makes it sound like he’s amazed by every mundane thing.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          His emphasis makes it sound like he’s amazed by every mundane thing.

          Paging John Sterling. Paging John Sterling.

      • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

        Good ol Steve Phil got Angel wrong though

      • BigBlueAL

        Phillips on the other hand is just always stupid no matter who he is with.

        • JT

          too true

        • Steve H

          But is he stupider than Morgan?

  • V

    Hunter Jones – looks like decent minor league numbers: http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/J/hunter-jones.shtml

    • Steve H

      He’s no Colter Bean. Or Edwar, who might have had the greatest minor league stats ever from 2005 on.

  • RollingWave

    DP here? or maybe they loadem up and even get a run in before Gardner and Berroa make outs?

  • manimal

    Think of every play that involved Berroa, and plug in Arod. This is a 1-1 tie still.

    • Steve H

      Don’t think A-Rod would have knocked in a run or two?

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Rebecca: Utley > Kinsler. He’s got the edge at the plate, IMO, and he’s much better in the field.

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

      I really like Kinsler.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        I do too; but Chase Utley is the superior player.

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

    Can we PH Damon for Berroa? Please?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Fuck, right at him. Can’t catch a break.

  • V

    Matsui looks much better ever since his knee was drained (I cringe every time I say that, lol).

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Damn man, he hits it great but right to J.D.

  • Nady Nation

    Well, at least Hideki looks alive.

  • manimal

    Were every one of those pitches foul tips?

  • Nady Nation

    Anyone know if Damon’s available to PH?

  • BigBlueAL

    Melky will launch one over the Green Monster. Then I woke up.

  • V

    So, how many pitches will Melky see in this at bat?

    • NJY

      ewwww

    • V

      Looks like 3.

  • manimal

    Red Sox, meet black hole. Black hole, meet Red sox.

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

    GAME OVER, MAN! Joe Girardi’s management hurts my feelings and causes me legitimate emotional distress! I don’t know what I’m saying! THE YANKEES ARE HORRIBLE AND PATHETIC AND HORRIBLY PATHETIC AND MAKE ME WANT TO CRY!!

    Let’s just get that out of the way.

    To see all these Chicken Littles come out of the woodwork tonight in the last thread, it is a thing.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Melky’s two homer game was such a tease.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I solemnly swear not to say “I told you so.” Apparently, my rational hatred for all things Melky doesn’t fly with some folks around here.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Just say it; you deserve it.

        I’m just glad that the Yankees most likely don’t see BG or MC as a long term solution.

      • BigBlueAL

        Its true, you hate Melky!!!! And most of the times, or at least 95% of the time, the hatred is warranted.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          I don’t hate him personally. If it were up to me, Melky would be an All Star. I just don’t understand how big of a sample the Yankees need to see that Melky just can’t hack it as a Major League starting OFer.

          Maybe they rushed him; maybe they shouldn’t have burned his options; maybe he’s overvalued and never had the prospect pedigree that people thought. But when is enough enough?

          That is, in a nutshell, my problem with Melky. He seems like a great guy otherwise.

          • BigBlueAL

            I know, just like busting your chops about hating Melky since it gets you riled up a bit. Love the feisty Ben!!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    It’s all up to Melky, which means we are screwed.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Did Melky just start dipping this year, or is sunflower seeds?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      or does it not fucking matter, because he’s the most frustrating son of bitch ever?

  • Reggie C.

    i have no idea what words of encouragement to say to Melky. i’ve dogged him waaay too much to say anything positive..

    pls dont k

    • Reggie C.

      okay.. k.

  • Angry Axl

    People comment how I don’t post when we are in the lead 1-0 in the 3rd inning. After the games we’ve played…why should I get excited over that?? And look who was right. Was it you or me? Think about it. You’re just mad because I’m more right than you are…that’s basically what it comes down to…

    • Raf

      you’re not right when you only come on here only after whatever situation occurs that you want to emphasize.

      • Angry Axl

        What do you want me to do? cheer for something I know isn’t going to last??? What’s the point?? That’s like buying a lottery ticket and literally throwing a party for having it…before the winners are ever announced. Absolutely pointless and genuinely insane to some point…

        • JT

          More Yankee Analogies that Make No Sense…
          -Derek Jeter’s throwing ability is like Tony Danza’s performance in Who’s The Boss…
          -Joe Girardi is like foot…

          • Angry Axl

            That actually makes sense. Derek’s throwing ability isn’t bad and neither was Tony Danza’s performance on Who’s the Boss…great show by the way…

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        This Axl comment is COTY(comment of the year) worthy.

        • Angry Axl

          Haha I mean seriously…think about it…

        • Steve H

          On LoHud that would have been a compliment.

    • BigBlueAL

      He is back!!!!

      • JT

        “You’re just mad because I’m more right than you are”
        And how is the fourth grade treating yah?

        • Angry Axl

          I don’t see what one has to do with the other…but I guess 4th grade was ok back in the early 90s?? I don’t quite understand. After getting embarrassed for 2 days in a row…cheering for 1 fielders choice or sac fly in the 3rd after it all is “mature” while knowing exactly what’s going to happen and predicting it is “immature”. I guess I’d have to say I’m confused…

          • JT

            I was referring to your argument which is one step above “you started it” and “I told you so.”

            • Angry Axl

              According to you? As opposed to everybody being mad at me for not having rose colored glasses on and agreeing with them constantly? What’s the difference? I’m immature because I have my own person opinions? That’s kind of immature in itself…oh the irony…

              • JT

                Sorry, I’m done this isn’t worth it. Gonna go watch the game now, have fun with Forest Gump.

  • Raf

    what the hell.

  • Alex S

    disguisting swing by melky

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

    Watching Melky at bat is like watching a ship sail into Sicily in 1347 with all sorts of infected rats.

    • JT

      (…blank stare…)

    • giselle

      …what?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      It’s not every day you can get a Black Death reference on a baseball message board. Thank you for that.

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

        Thank you someone got that!

        • JT

          I apologize for the blank stare comment, that was uncalled for. Gotta love that level of sophistication on a message board.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      We could update that reference and say Melky’s AB is like swine flu.

      Too soon?

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        Maybe SARS would be more appropriate since that happened a few years ago.

      • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

        I’m getting scared of that flu. Say something to calm me down.

        • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

          Nobody has died from it…yet.

          Better?

          • bobtaco

            I think 80 people have in Mexico City

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

    Big surprise.

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

    Melky strike out on a pitch at his eyes? You don’t say.

  • manimal

    So, when are the Cardinals going to get out of contention so we can go after Ankiel.

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Melky can suck my dick.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    NICE!

  • V

    Scouting report on Melky got out.

    Curveballs 6 inches inside, or fastballs at the eyes.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    and the RISP woes continue. Damn

    • V

      Well, when the only guys getting base are getting on in front of the Three Black Holes (TM), that’s not really a surprise.

  • KP

    Melky K’s on the high heat… SHOCKER!!!

    • claybeez

      Ugggg-lee!

      • claybeez

        …Swing – to be clear.

  • A.D.

    Ahhh leaving runners on.

  • V

    I would like to officially replace my Baseball Prospectus Hacking Mass center fielder – Taveras –> Yankees Center Field.

    • A.D.

      Relatively Willy Taveras would be killing if for the Yanks.

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

    Girardi’s determined to burn out all of the team’s starters in April.

    • V

      Yup. It’s not like you have, oh, a few relievers up from AAA, who are well rested. Nope. Not at all.

    • Raf

      the pen hasnt helped him too much on that part. but yeah, these 100+ pitch outings in the 3rd week of the season are not great planning for the future.

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

      He’s at 110 pitches right now. He’ll live.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        That helps the pitch count a bit.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW Pettitte still out there???? So much for pitch counts in April for a 36 yo starter.

    • Will

      120 is the new 90.

    • Will

      “Hey Ellsbury… Look out for in-your-ear.”

  • NYFan50

    They strike Melky out with a high fastball every single time.

  • southernyankeefan

    Yeah how many times is he going to strike out on that pitch.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Until he gets no AB’s!

  • Angry Axl

    Forest Gump is on 5 Star Cinemax…if anybody wants to watch something actually entertaining with less embarrassment and/or stress attached…

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

      Why don’t you start a blog and start a Forrest Gump on 5 Star Cinemax open thread and then offer your opinions for us on Tom Hanks playing full retard?

      • Angry Axl

        It would probably be just as arbitrary as blogging about a team who makes a shit load of money that doesn’t perform to their potential abilities…

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          If the Yanks lose, they’ll still be 9-9 through their first 18 games without A-Rod and without an effective Chien-Ming Wang. The sky is not falling (except, apparently, on you).

          I don’t know why I’m bothering to respond though because if this weekend has shown one thing, it’s that Axl doesn’t like reason and would rather just metaphorically jump off the nearest bridge every time the Yanks lose and/or play poorly.

          • Angry Axl

            Ben, I just don’t get it. Why are we ALWAYS injured? Why do we ALWAYS start slow? We have literally an bottomless pit of resources to create the best team we can and EVERY year…it seems like it doesn’t matter…every year…we disappoint. Yeah, we’re 9-9 right now…but what happens when we go on that winning streak and we’re really close at the end of the year and we could have used these wins that we threw down the toilet at the beginning of the season?? That’s all. It’s really aggravating. It’s easy to pretend like everything is cozy and fine…but it’s not. And it hasn’t been for a while. That’s all.

            • Steve H

              Axl. Stop watching. You hate the Yankees, stop stressing yourself out.

  • LC

    This mlb.com article is absolutely amazing and a must read…

    The title? Red Sox’s grit trumps Yankees’ wallet.

    You can’t make this stuff up…

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090425&content_id=4427702&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Awesome. HOF worthy.

  • Rich M

    Does anyone else chuckle every time Miller mentions “the high hard one”?

  • Blackdragon905

    Melky can never lay off a low breaking ball at his feet, always has to swing at it and either swings and misses or barely makes contact, very frustrating to watch.

  • manimal

    Plunk him Pettitte

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

      You and me both kid

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

    you know, I feel strangely at peace now that I’ve made a black death reference and somone understood it.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Well…I’m a dork/nerd/whatever you wanna call it at heart. I’m sure if I make an obscure literary reference you’ll get it.

      • Alex S

        bubonic plague

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

      I’m a history major, I also had a mini nerd-out.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Hey girls, fix the gaps in your teeth then maybe Taco Bellsbury will give you a second look.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Aren’t all the women from RSN like that?

  • BigBlueAL

    Melancon has already thrown a couple of innings while warming up.

    • Raf

      Andy’s not at 130 pitches, no need to bring him in yet.

      • BigBlueAL

        IETC

  • Steve H

    Follow up from previous thread about Pettitte being “slow to the plate”.

    Greg Maddux allowed 547 steals in his career. Doc Gooden 452. Clemens 446. Pettitte 161.

    Don’t think Pettitte’s supposed slowness to the plate ever hurt him.

    • V

      Because pitchers are the same at 36 as they were at 23. K.

      • Steve H

        So the SB’s don’t count if they happend at 23?

    • anon

      All those guys were righties.

      • Steve H

        Ok, I was replying to the bitching about Pettitte being slow to the plate. If he is indeed slow to the plate, it has never hurt him.

  • Sal

    this team is just poorly constructed. Now genius joe uses starters for 120+ pitches cause the pen is shit

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOL. Please know what you’re talking about before spouting BS.

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

      Your opinions are intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your blog via RSS feed.

  • BigBlueAL

    Fuck you Nick Green.

  • Drew

    Is this a quality start since one was unearned?

    • Nady Nation

      Heh, just texted my buddy the same thing. I have Andy in one of my fantasy leagues and QS is a category.

    • Slu

      In my league it is.

    • Will

      Never understood why a 4.50 ERA is considered “quality”…

      • Drew

        Ask Roger Clemens.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    did Andy just tired up with Rogers with 94 pick offs??

  • Will

    Was that the pickoff that put him atop the all-time list, to pass Kenny Rodgers?

  • manimal

    Nice, now bring in Pettitte JUST to hit him. THEN bring in Melancon.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      IETC.

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

    116 pitches for Andy.

    If we miss the playoffs, we can all look at those extra 7 pitches and say that the season turned right there.

  • V

    Crap, Bowden gets to mow down Berroa and Gardner to start his ML career.

    • V

      Sorry, forgot they called him up last year. My bad.

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

      He was up last year.

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

    That is a fugly delivery.

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

      Tell me about it. I’d make a Special Olympics reference, but if the POTUS can’t get away with it than I certainly can’t.

  • Drew

    Give me a break. That chick has a blanket, hood and hat?

    • BigBlueAL

      In Miami, if the weather drops below 70 the scarves and mittens come out.

      • Drew

        lol… I know, I lived there.

  • BigBlueAL

    This guy looks like an ass throwing like that!!!!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    I wonder if this will start a Bowden-Jobber argument will start up in Boston now.

  • Slu

    This game is NOT over. Rally with the top of the order right here.

  • Sal

    Genius joe is fired by June. Bobby v takes over. Mark it down

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      YOu = genious.

  • NJY

    All indications are that this guy should get tagged.

  • V

    Pena could do that, too.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      I was thinking just that.. he can’t be worse than Cody and Berroa.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Pena should be playing everyday. just saying.

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

    I’m guessing Damon’s not available to PH?

  • BigBlueAL

    Fucking Berroa goes up in the count 3-0, gets 3 92 mph fastballs right down the cock in a row and pops up in foul territory to 1b.

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

    Man, Miller butchered Bowden’s bio. He’s not 26, nor was he a 5th round pick.

    • Drew

      Mike, don’t let stats get in the way of good broadcasting.

      • Raf

        or something that is on a sheet of paper handed to you by a producer.

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

        That’s his opinion of his age and where he was selected in the draft. He’s entitled to his opinion.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gardner couldnt hit a HR in a coach-pitch 7-8 yo league.

  • Nady Nation

    Boy is Gardner useless.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Wow! Gardner hit two balls out of the infield tonight!

  • manimal

    Has anyone seen Deadliest Warrior on Spike? It’s fucking awesome.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Please Melancon make the B-Jobbers STFU. Bruney was for the 8th inning, you’re our future closer, not Joba.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Reply fail…

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on Yankees we need base runners.

  • Reggie C.

    That explains it … Miller is a former RS-announcer …

    • NJY

      makes sense although ESPN as a whole is a bunch of RS homers

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Cashman needs to find a solution for CF quick… Melky+Gardner = fail

  • Reggie C.

    Fucking umpire … DJ always gets that call.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wtf Jetes, that was ball 3.

  • V

    Yay, the Yankees turn every Red Sox prospect into All Stars.

  • Moshe Mandel

    That was an atrocious inning. All three hitters got ahead and did zilch.

  • Raf

    everyone looks sharp against the 8-9 black hole of this lineup.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    What the fuck was the swing, Jeter? Jesus H. Cox.

  • BigBlueAL

    So far 3 young Red Sox pitchers have held the Yankees to 1 run in 7 innings. It cant get any worse than this unless someone steals home on the Yankees….

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    They really need to get to this guy, I can’t deal with more red sox love for guys who are just solid prospects and not top of the line guys.

  • Drew

    That car flying off the track is fucking scary.

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

      But also kinda awesome, long as no one gets hurt.

      • Raf

        7 people got hurt but nothing serious it sounds like.

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

    I really, really fucking hate it when people say ‘it can’t get worse’, because it can and half the time it does.

    • Will

      Particularly when Marte hasn’t even “pitched” in the game yet.

    • V

      Eh, the game’s a loss. It’s not going to become two losses.

      It can’t get worse than one loss.

    • Will

      Hm, what’s that thing he’s throwing over the plate? “Strikes”? Never heard of ’em.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    its Melancon!!!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    MELANCON!!!!!!! I’m delaying my shower to watch this.

  • Drew

    Woohoo!! MM

  • Alex S

    Melancon…….

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

    MM!!!!

  • manimal

    I just jizzed in my pants.

  • A.D.

    Melancon’s debut.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    one. bright. spot. melancon.

    • Drew

      Mat.Su.I

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wtf, Jacoby already trying to hurt Melancon?

  • manimal

    OMG, I almost passed out, I thought that hit Melancon.

  • Raf

    no hype for Melancon from Miller.

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

    Welcome to the bigs, Mark Melancon.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wow, oh thank Mo.

  • V

    He comes as advertised. Throws strikes.

  • Bill N.

    i’m sure he didnt want a broken bat coming back at him 1st pitch.

  • BklynJT

    Does Melancon throw a cuter or something?

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

      No. He throws awesome.

  • Joey

    Just like the guy he will one day be taking over for, breaking bats and being uber-efficient

  • V

    Wow. Way to go!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    B-Jobbers: meet your doom.

    • giselle

      hahah

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

      Nice.

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

    Nothing

    but

    strikes.

  • giselle

    wow, was that 5 pitches? pwnage.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    a nice quick 1-2-3 for Melancon. nice!!

  • Alex S

    bring him back out for the 8th

  • Brazilian Yankee

    It’s just like AAA for Melancon

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Woot woot!

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

    Holy fucking awesome first inning, Mark Melancon!

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Melancon is my hero

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice inning young man. All FB’s 94-96 and all strikes. Nice.

  • 65hughes

    that was quick

  • Reggie C.

    melancon = PoTG

  • southernyankeefan

    good debut for melancon.

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

    Welcome to the bigs kid. Nice first inning.

  • A.D.

    Thats was quick.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    i love quick innings..really do, but i could use just a bit more melancon.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      I GOT A FEVAAA!!!

  • Raf

    lets get some runs on the board now.

  • yankees=warriors

    Wow, no hype about Melancon at all!!!

  • Alex S

    bring him back out for the 8th inning

  • manimal

    That’s why he throws 2 innings at a time in the minors, he is soooo effective. His delivery is a little deceiving as well.

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

    1) Is Melancon single?

    2) Will he marry a Jew?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      LOL Becca, already with the crush?

  • Matt-Pitt

    Melancon is impressive. First time I’ve seen him pitch live and I like what I see. Nice fastball, locates, movement. Can’t wait to see the breaking stuff.

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

    Girardi looks smart when his reliever throws quality strikes, huh?

    • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

      its all relative, right?

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

        Relative to how well the relievers perform, yes.

        So far I’ve had very few issues with how Joe has used the pen. The situations, match ups, have made sense. They just haven’t done their jobs often enough.

  • Chris G

    I blinked and missed Melacon’s first inning.

  • Will

    Nicknames for Melancon. Go.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      5 pitches, bitches!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Nick Swisher stole away Carrie Pequart from David Abernathy.

  • Blackdragon905

    Very impressive inning by Melancon, too bad that’s the only thing that has been impressive tonight

  • V

    Melancon once walked a guy, just to see what it felt like.

    • Will

      Melancon only has two pitch types. “Fastball” and “kill”.

    • Chris G

      He loaded the bases just to get his pitch count up.

  • El Generalissimo

    5 pitches!!! I love Melancon.

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

      Dare I say, Mariano-esque?

  • giselle

    i cant believe we have to sit through all this michael bowden ass-kissing after melancon told the RS’ top of the order to sit down and shut up.

    • Chris G

      And we get to hear how Hughes isn’t any good.

  • manimal

    You have to assume Tex is REALLY regretting signing with the yanks.

    • Raf

      yup these 18 games have him asking out of NY…

      • manimal

        I’d be regretting my decision if I was him… the Yanks are getting embarrassed in Fenway.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          …..and

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

      Why?

    • Sal

      180 mil. I’m sure he’s regretting it

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

      Three games in April does not an eight year deal make.

  • BigBlueAL

    Fucking Tex.

  • V

    Mark caught the ‘get ahead in the count then swing at a ball’ disease.

  • Sal

    A rp who works fast n efficient?? How novel

  • Drew

    Wow, Teix really hates April. It’s really bad.

  • Reggie C.

    teix = warning track power

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      You wait and see.

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

    Wow. It looks like he’s palming the ball.

  • Bill N.

    can Teix stop flying out to the warning track

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WTF. So much hype for this Sox pitcher but nothing at all for Melancon? I thought Fox was bad, btu this? Seriously?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Yankees’ offense looks like they want to go home.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    TB’s depth is better than the Sox’. 6 and 7 are freakin’ Price and Wade Davis. Stop it, Morgan.

    • Raf

      teh Smoltz!!!!1111

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW Yankees are getting straight shitted on right now by the ESPN booth.

    • Drew

      *shat

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Ya, Phil Hughes has been a big prospect the last couple years. Hence, the difference.

  • Raf

    i hate people talking about Hughes being a prospect for so long and not realizing hes still super young.

    • julie

      amen. he’s 22. They rushed him!

  • V

    The Red Sox prospects = awesome future HOF-ers.

    Yankees prospects = who?

    • Angry Axl

      It certainly looks that way “V”…it certainly looks that way…

  • Brooklyn Ed

    like i said, at least Papelbum isn’t on tonight.

  • Angry Axl

    Melancon was nice…but we’ve scored 1 run off of all of boston’s young pitchers…are we that bad or are they that good?

    • V

      We’re that bad.

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

    I love it. The Red Sox have Clay Buchholz in the minors which is good because he threw a no-hitter. The Yanks have Phil Hughes in the minors which is bad because he’s been around the last few years.

    • Raf

      its fucking insane. these 3 do not need to be talking about anything related to farm systems.

    • manimal

      I think he wouldve had a no no if Texas wasn’t fucking 140 degrees.

    • Jake H

      I’ve had the game muted the whole time.

    • Sal

      That’s how loaded Boston is. They don’t need hi

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

    I think my ears are about bleed from this inane ESPN commentary.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    The only one whos hittin is canoo.

    • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

      well, most times, just not then

  • Jake H

    Bowden doesn’t impress me at all. Guy can’t get the ball down and when he does he misses or has the Ump give him a favorable call.

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

      That delivery is atrocious.

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

    Motherfucker.

  • Angry Axl

    Haha these Red Sox prospects make our prospects look like sewage…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck ESPN. Fox = ESPN.
    Give me Michael Kay.

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

    ESPN makes me want to murder furry animals.

    It’s a good thing I live in a city.

  • V

    ALL SIX HITTERS have been ahead in the count before making outs.

    He is NOT that good.

    God damn it.

    And with Matsui, Melky, Berroa, Gardner in the 9th…

    Game over.

    • Angry Axl

      V, it’s embarrassing. This team is a joke right now. Look into the future: Girardi, Eiland, and Long fired. Cashman soon to follow…

      • V

        And that’ll help… because?

  • dkidd

    ESPN has reached a new low in annoying red sox love

    there’s another team playing in this game!!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    It looks to me like Bowden is throwing FBs with little movement right down the middle, why can’t we hit that?

  • BigBlueAL

    Bowden just straight pissed on the Yankees.

  • Angry Axl

    If the Yankees goal was to embarrass themselves this weekend…they certainly exceeded all expectations…

    • Steve H

      It was their goal, so I’m glad the weekend was such a success

  • Drew

    I’ma be pissed if we don’t score in the 9th.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Don’t know how we aren’t turning on his fastball, its the only pitch he is getting over the plate tonight. His changeup is hanging high and his fastball is hittable. Must be the delivery cause it just doesn’t seem like the hitters are picking him up at all.

  • Rich M

    The sox have depth because they have Smoltz!!!!1!!!

    How is this depth? The guy won’t throw a pitch until june, and thats if he has no problems with his rehab.

  • V

    Berroa starts 3-0, fouls out.
    Gardner starts 3-1, flies out.
    Jeter starts 2-0, strikes out.
    Teix starts 2-0, flies out.
    Swish 1-1, ground out.
    Cano 3-0, strike out.

    Way to go guys, way to go.

    • Angry Axl

      Haha they’re so embarrassing! It’s really sickening. And the scary part is we have them all signed for more than we should…

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Haha! You’re so right dude!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Melancon on for another inning? nice.

    • manimal

      Oh you mean the 7th inning? That was actually his warm up.

  • manimal

    Jeter has so much range.

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

    Fucking Jeter.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    How many times are they going to reference a member of the Sox leading the league in a particular category?

  • BigBlueAL

    Jeter, can’t get it. Havent heard that before….

  • V

    One of these days, the Yankees are going to have to win a 20-0 blowout against Boston on Fox or ESPN.

    I’d record it, and keep it on my DVR forever.

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

    Off MM’s foot and Jetes still can’t get it.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    “Yoooooouuuuuukk”

    gimme a fuckin break.

  • A.D.

    Heh wonder if Joe Morgan is pro Rice in the HOF with the “that’s interesting” comment.

  • Nady Nation

    Jeter range bashing in 3, 2, 1…

  • V

    Melancon is used to having a shortstop who can get to ground balls. He’ll learn.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Wait…so Youkilis had a nice hit up the middle, a good piece of hitting, because he didn’t have a hit to that point? What in the fuckbeans?

    • dkidd

      miller and morgan is bad. add phillips and it becomes full-on idiocy

  • Drew

    lol they are talking about Vanevery more than Melancon

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      He’s on the Red Sox. He’s clearly a better player.

  • Angry Axl

    If Melancon is something special…Bowden and everybody else on the Red Sox are the greatest pitchers in the world I guess…

    • Happy Feet

      LOL

      • Lanny

        Ha

    • Steve H

      Go look up sample size. Mo sucked when he first came up.

  • yankees=warriors

    Hm, jitters finally settling in for Melancon?

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Come on, Mark. Bear down here.

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    Come on, Mark, work it out.

  • A.D.

    After throwing all strikes in the 1st inning of work, not so much here.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    oh no, Mark. what happened?

  • Raf

    ah nuts. nothing going good tonight.

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

    Oh fuck it all with a three ton pointy spork.

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

    Work it out baby.

  • manimal

    Mark Melancon is just getting the fans excited so he can strike out 3 consecutive batters.

    • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

      the plan was only slightly different, but still effective.

  • BigBlueAL

    Here we go.

  • Angry Axl

    Haha, yeah Melancon is great. Phhh…gimme a fucking break. Add this overhyped joke to the rest of them. It’s going to be a long decade of embarrassment and disappointment. Let’s just hope it doesn’t last 86 years…

    • JobaWockeeZ
    • Nady Nation

      Go the fuck away already

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

      Troll.

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

      Dude, you’re the only embarrassment in here.

      • Angry Axl

        Why? Because you disagree with my factual opinions?

        • V

          Factual opinions? Huh?

          Look up ‘factual’. Please.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Did Melancon give up a run?

        • Drew

          Tool. Whoops, I meant troll.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Your initials are AA. I think that is appropriate. Please go to a meeting. Seek help.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Oh and where were you with the 5 pitch inning. Oh that’s right you’re a Red Sox fan.

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

      Fuck off. Please and thank you.

      • Angry Axl

        Oh gimme a kiss and let’s make up

    • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      Yep, because 2 shutout innings = BUST. Axl confidence level = 1.

  • mustang

    this is just not fair for the kid.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Man, I didn’t expect to win this game after the top o’ 8th but I don’t want to be blown out again.

    Fuck you Steve Philips.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    At least Berroa didn’t spike himself.

  • A.D.

    Alright Berroa fielding & throwing cleanly

    • Will

      Too bad Posada couldn’t get the speedy Lowell at first. Wait what?

    • Will

      Nice! What did Eiland say to Melancon? “You are Mark Melancon”?

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    Theres a little something, lets get this back on track

  • J

    DOUBLE PLAY!!!!!!!!!!

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

    When Mark Melancon stops throwing strikes, I give up.

  • dkidd

    melancon appears to have no neck

  • J

    don’t fing walk the guy

  • The Evil Empire (We have a calf-pen)

    I’m disappointed with this game, but not as much as Friday’s and Saturday’s games. We can look on the bright side, 9-9, and we finally expose ourselves, Cashman needs to makes some moves:
    1 Add depth to the bullpen
    2 Sign a new CF (Cameron)

    Dang, Juan Cruz looks so good right now, if only…

  • mustang

    I don’t know what’s worst listening to how great the Red Sox are or how shitty the Yankees are.
    I hate ESPN.

  • J

    nice pitch!

  • A.D.

    Nice punch-out.

  • Alex S

    fuck ‘tek

  • yankees=warriors

    Go Mel boy, one more!

  • J

    first K against Jason Varitek. Melancon will cherish that ball.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice slider. Shit I just saw the Rangers score, Lundqvist is human after all unfortunately huh.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    this is why Melancon is a beast!

  • J

    NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! WOW.

  • A.D.

    Escape artist.

  • V

    Bases loaded, nobody out…

    Nice.

  • Alex S

    way to work out of trouble

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    That’s it Melancon

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

    Melancon gets out of the bases loaded, no out jam. Axl is no where to be seen. True fan, that guy.

    • mustang

      true enough

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Axl – you fail at commenting and discussing the Yankees overall.

  • J

    who’s up?

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

    What’s that, Axl? Melancon’s an overhyped joke?

    I’m calling you OUT, son.

  • Nady Nation

    Very solid debut, Mark.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Pure pwnage.

  • Raf

    way to get out of it kid.

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

    Marry me, Mark Melancon.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Nice to see the kid get outta his first serious jam without giving up a run… Be nice if we can see some sort of fight from the Yanks in the 9th.

  • dkidd

    bases load, no outs, 8th inning, chance to put game away, don’t score, give up lead in the 9th

    history repeats

  • yankees=warriors

    LOL, and I thougt WE were the only ones who can’t score with bases loaded and no out!
    The only bright spot tonight…

  • http://statspeak.net dan

    Is Pitch f/x working for anyone? Or is it just me?

  • Lanny

    This team has many, many issues but they are solvable. Getting A-Rod back will help. Actually getting hits with men in scoring position will cure most of em. And finding relievers who can be trusted and consistent will really have it clicking.