• A.D.

    Molina looked bat with that at-bat.

    • A.D.

      *bad

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

    May I ask: Why not have Berroa 8th?

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Why not have Matsui DHing and Posada catching?

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

        Cause Po needs rest and Molina is good with the young’ns.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Because Po and HazMat BOTH need rest and Molina is good, period.

    • A.D.

      I gotta I have more confidence in Molina’s bat than Berroa’s right now, perhaps mis guided, but I wouldn’t have felt better with Berroa batting.

    • Ivan

      Does it really matter?

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

        I just think Berroa is a better hitter than Molina.

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

          Some sabermetricians actually believe that the 8th spot is the ideal spot for your worst batter, so that could be your answer.

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

            Thank you.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Which is why you bat Molina 8th and Berroa 9th, because the sabermetric research says the 8th hitter is involved in the offense LESS than the 9th hitter, so that’s where you hide the worst bat in your lineup.

          It’s similar to the rationale of why we batted Ransom 8th and Gardner 9th, because we thought Gardner would outhit Ransom and wanted Gardner’s bat in front of Jeter as a quasi-extra-leadoff man.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      It’s the LaRussa plan, have your worst hitter (pitcher or Molina) bat 8th. Turn the lineup over or some shit.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yup.

        No sense having your aboslute worst hitter hitting right before one of your best ones (your leadoff man). Cuts down on RBI opportunities.

  • B.George

    Awsome job by melk and molina thats how you do it folks take notes

  • Ivan

    Hopefully Hughes can just keep the team in the ballgame and hopefully he has a clean inning.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Hanging curve on a 0-2 count… Gotta at least swing at it, foul it off if it fooled you.

  • V

    Molina did look bad, but Lester’s curves were sick.

    And he’s also got the ump giving him pitches Hughes ain’t getting. And Nick Green decides to become a major leaguer when he’s facing the Yankees.

    Going to be a LONG night if this continues.

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

      Green was cheating up the middle reeeeeeeeally badly on that play.

  • claybeez

    Most of Hughes called strikes look right down the middle. Thanks Ump!

  • V

    Hey, Molina, Ortiz is cheating inside fastball. Why not throw a couple outside, just for kicks?

  • V

    Or go to a full count, that’ll work also.

    • V

      Walking Ortiz = inexcusable.

  • Accent Shallow

    So does this game make it to the 6th?

  • Albert = Machine

    Shit-faced cockmaster

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    If Canó’s ball makes it to CF, we score at least one run.

    It’s all hindsight, though.

    Long as the Yankees keep taking two out of three-which they have, more or less, been doing-they’ll be okay.

    Though being the Sox AND HOLY SHIT YOU DON’T WALK BOSTON’S AUTOMATIC OUT would be nice once in a while.

  • Slu

    He has to stop walking people.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I’ll be here all week folks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0s478U7q3c

  • Matt-Pitt

    If you are gonna throw that offspeed 3-2, should’ve thrown it 2-2. Leadoff walks are never good and he just doesn’t seem to have much control tonight. Hopefully he gets some groundballs and quick outs cause we need it.

  • Ivan

    3 BB’s not good.

    • Reggie C.

      4

    • Yankee1010

      To be fair, 2 of those are the direct result of Meals’ head up his ass strike zone. And it wasn’t like there was 1 pitch in those 2 at-bats that went against Hughes. There were about 6. It was a picture of umpiring incompetence.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Phil is having a hard time locating his cutter.

    • Stryker

      or the ump is just fucking inconsistent.

  • Alex

    He’s really not getting on top of his curveball tonight.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Phil not throwing strikes this inning. Picking the wrong part of the lineup for this.

  • V

    So, O/U on seeing Aceves? I say 5th, at this pace.

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  • A.D.

    Damn nice cut.

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

    My TV is pretty fuzzy–is the rain really as hard as it looks?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Nah, UConn cable is terrible

  • Stryker

    ESPN OMGZ JOBA IN TEH BULLPEN!!1 #1.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    NICE.

  • pat

    NEVERMIND THE FACT THAT PAPELBON WAS A FAILED STARTER YOU FUCKTARDS GOD I HATE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH

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

      How long did he have to become a starter?

      Oh and Steve Philips. Talent>>>>>>>>Mentality.

      when mentality is your best argument, that’s when you know you’re a douche.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        when mentality is your best argument, that’s when you know you’re a douche.

        Jim Rice was the most feared hitter of his generation.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Nevermind the fact that Joba was a college starter the used in the pen to limit his innings temporarily and Papelbon was a college reliever they tried to convert and failed.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Big double play… Now get a quick out and get our offense back up there.

  • Drew

    Much needed DP.

  • A.D.

    Berroa cleanly fielded & cleanly threw…unexpected.

  • Ivan

    Nice DP there.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Great recovery against Youkilis.

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

    Big.

  • TC

    Steve Phillips is arguing Joba to the pen because he’s looked ordinary during his starts and his velocity is down.

    Does he even watch baseball?

    • V

      Wow. I wonder why Phillips can’t get another job.

      Maybe it’s because he’s a fucking dumbass.

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

    B-Jobber reason #162: “The look on Joba’s face when he comes out of the pen!”

    I think I might be sick

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      “Bull in a china shop”

  • Accent Shallow

    5-4-3 works.

    It’s really impressive how tough it seems to hit an 86 mph cutter.

  • Drew

    Damn, Ortiz didn’t even run at his little buddy Cano.

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

    This umpire is a supreme prick.

    • Accent Shallow

      Ball one wass pretty unambiguously a strike, per Gameday.

      • Yankee1010

        That brings the count to, oh, approximately 87 missed pitches so far.

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

    This is getting ridiculous. Where in the hell did that first pitch to Bay miss?

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

      And the second one! That was right over the fucking middle!

      • kunaldo

        it’s total bullshit….that 2nd one was down the middle

  • claybeez

    This ump is making juice.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    He seems to be getting too much of the plate with the fastball. Maybe it has something to do with being squeezed.

    • V

      Exactly. Unless it’s a meatball down the pipe, it’s called a ball.

      I really hope Girardi loses it.

      • Yankee1010

        Right. The ump is trying to make it like T-Ball for the Red Sox. I’m not even talking about when the Dads pitch to the kids. I’m talking about even before then. Phil should just walk up to the plate and ask the Sox if they would prefer to self-pitch.

  • Matt-Pitt

    I hate this ump…

  • Eric

    F*** this ump

  • Drew

    This umpire is a fucking joke.

    • Jake H

      Pretty much.

  • Ivan

    Come on Hughes.

  • kunaldo

    uh, anybody see phil getting squeezed??? lester def got a low fastball that phil didnt

  • Nick

    i thought i have seen it all with umps

  • Jake H

    This ump blows big time.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Motherfucker, Montero’s hurt?

  • Nick

    Girardi needs to say something to this ump

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

    What does Hughes have to do to get a called strike!?!? Survive cancer?

    • Dave

      IETC

    • Stryker

      hahaha. i feel like a sinner for laughing at that.

      • pat

        Nah its ok to joke about because he survived.

    • Eric

      lol

  • A.D.

    Did not expect that to be called a strike.

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

    Now he gets the goddamn outside corner.

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

    I really think they just do Joba to the pen to do it. Because there is no rational reason to bring up Joba to the pen right now in the ball game. Nothing at all called for it. I think they have a schedule:

    3rd inning
    6th inning
    8th inning

    no matter what.

    • A.D.

      Its really getting redic, every night they bring it up somehow.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Ah, the joys of watching the game on YES. I missed all that insanity. The dulcet tones of Ken Singleton explode like flavor crystals in my ears.

  • kunaldo

    wow, real freakin inconsistent…got a low strike there, but to bay it wasnt??

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

    Hughes is really getting the shaft from the tiny strike zone and his pitches’ moving too much, which I guess comes from his being too rested/strong after the rain delay.

    • Accent Shallow

      He is getting squeezed, but he hasn’t been terribly sharp.

      • Yankee1010

        Well, it has to be difficult to pitch when there is no strike zone for him and he is forced to groove them or walk people.

  • Kelvz

    Is it ok to be upset at this ump? Gameday shows pitches that are clearly in the strike zone but were called balls.sheehs.

    • Stephen

      yea wtf?

    • Yankee1010

      It’s OK to be more than upset. Frankly, if he was killed after the game, it would only bother me a small amount. If he was killed by a Yankee fan, it would be completely understandable.

      • Drew

        You are a habitual line stepper.

        • Yankee1010

          Thanks for the concern.

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

          IETC.

    • Kelvz

      Based on Gameday there were at least 10 balls that were clearly inside the strike zone.

  • V
  • Ivan

    Fuck.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    At this rate we’re gonna see aceves starting the 4th.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Are you kidding me? Infield single, bloop single.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Made a really good pitch… Just a really good piece of hitting by Lowell. Nothing you can really do about that.

  • A.D.

    Bah, unlucky for Hughes.

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

    Fucking skanks.

    • Drew

      Broski, two heinekens.

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

        Fuckin’ jaeger bombs.

    • pat

      FUCKIN SKANKS

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

        HGH!!!

        • Drew

          If one motherfucker looks at me, I’m startin a fight.

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

            Not now chief, I’m in the fucking zone.

    • Stryker

      they need more PROTEIN and MUSCLE MILK!

  • Reggie C.

    If the RS score 1 run every inning , do ya think this Yank lineup has the fortitude to make a 9 run comeback on Papelbon?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      1) The Sox won’t score one run every inning.
      2) Yes, I do think we have the fortitude to hang a 10 spot on Papelbon. Unfortunately, they’d never leave him in long enough for it to happen, so the first 5 would be against him and the second five would have to be against Saito, I guess.

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

      Without A-Rod in there? ABSOLUTELY! If it’s one thing you need for a nine run comeback it is chemistry and we all know that he is a clubhouse cancer.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        ARod’s teammates are constantly distracted by his exquisite breasts.

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

    Heh. Why am I watching ESPN right now?

    • bizarrojamie

      masochistic tendencies?

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAHAHA Redsox are better off with mike lowell instead of mark teixiera. Ok Steve

    • Zack

      short term. what about next year when lowell is older and ortiz is older? then when ortiz leaves and dont say lars anderson

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

        Lars Anderson

      • Reggie C.

        uumm … why are you ruling out Lars Anderson to take over the 1B spot?

        • Zack

          Anderson at 1B
          Youk move to 3B
          Lowell gone, leaves an open spot at DH

          If they signed Teix.
          Teix at 1B
          Youk move to 3B
          Ortiz DH, when he leaves Anderson takes over

          • Zack

            Pretending the Red Sox failure to get Teixeira isnt a loss is laughable

  • Dave

    Man. Who would have thought Lowell would keep plugging along like this. They are real lucky they didnt let him go.

    • Dave

      Damn I guess I just agreed with Steve Phillips. Sad face.

      • pat

        Well technically for the past 3 weeks they have been better off with lowell instead of tex but something tell me in the next few months that might be changed.

        • Dave

          I keep waiting for father time to catch up with him and he keeps putting up solid seasons. Must be the muscle milk.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Does anyone know what the FUCK is wrong with Molina back there? He can’t seem to catch anything.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      You ever try catching 95 MPH heat?

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        No, but normally he’s got really sure hands. He looks lost out there tonight. Not helping Phil get any calls.

      • Zack

        Not an excuse

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

        Psh. I do it w/o a glove routinely.

        • Lanny

          Hughes throws 95mph in his dreams.

          • pat

            Apparently he was dreaming in the first inning.

        • Stryker

          you can get STDs doing that..

  • Voice Of Reason

    Scoreboard. A run an inning is not good anyway you cut it. 75+ pitches in the third inning is not good either. The way Lester is pitching you might as well call this game after the 5th inning.

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

      Apparently, you are not a “voice of reason”.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Thats not the voice telling me to do myself bodily harm?

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

      IETYHIS”VOR”DAKJC.

      (I enjoy that your handle is “Voice of Reason” despite a knee jerk comment)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That’s a typo.

        His handle was supposed to be “Voice of Treason”.

  • Jake H

    Them forcing this game to be played is stupid. Guys are slipping out there and someone could get hurt. Plus it looks like it’s going to just keep raining.

  • Biggity Baruce

    berroa leadin off, lets see if he can start us up!

  • Accent Shallow

    78 pitches through three? Yikes.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Almost 80 pitches to get through 3 innings. Good thing they called up Aceves.

  • Drew

    Why the hell is the game on ESPN too? Why isn’t it blacked out?

  • Lanny

    Why did they even start this game? If someone gets hurt they deserve to suffer the consequences. This is ridiculous.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Is there a freaking hurricane going on that I’m not seeing on TV?

      WTF are you talking about?

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

        If Yanks were winning. Lanny would have no problem.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          No, there would still be something to complain about.

  • A.D.

    Berroa’s gotta let that his hit foot.

    • Biggity Baruce

      likes this

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

    Are we as Yankees fans the only ones who think ESPN is so BoSox biased?

    • Drew

      Nah, my boy from FL just asked me why they praise everything the Sox do, and keep talking about this JOba stuff even after his last start.

    • Biggity Baruce

      every1 knows this, not every1 wants to admit it

      • Lanny

        Why shouldn’t the Sox be praised for the last few yrs? What should the Yanks be praised for? For building a new stadium that has 10,000 prime seats empty? For not building a bullpen? For developing solid young position players??

  • V

    If I’m the Yankees, I step out of the box every couple pitches, just to slow things down.

    • Matt-Pitt

      If I’m the Yankees, I comeback and win this game.

      • V

        Rofl.

        If I’m the Yankees, I put a 30 spot up on Lester this inning.

        Like that? ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        If I’m the Yankees, I go celebrate with some River Ave. Hookers after the game, win, lose, or draw.

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

      If I’m the Yankees I would not visit RAB during game time.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Why not?

        RAB™ is part of the YES Network® Blogging Network©.

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

    Way to be, Angel.

  • V

    And Berroa is not a major leaguer. Put Pena in. Stop playing Berroa over Pena.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      IT’S. ONE. GAME.

      • V

        Berroa. Hasn’t. Done. Shit.

        He’s not a major leaguer. He’s proven that for several years. He has no upside, unlike Pena.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Everything you said may be true.

          It’s still one game. In a 162 game season, you give superior players nights off for inferior ones all the time. Get over it.

  • Biggity Baruce

    woooo jeter

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Hey, it wasn’t a strikeout…we can build on this!

  • V

    Complete game shutout for Greinke.

    6-0, 0.40 ERA, 45 innings, 2 ER, 30 hits, 8 walks, 54 Ks.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Great googily moogily.

      To think this guy almost quit baseball.

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

        WAIT WAIT WAIT! What’s his FIP?

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

    Steve Phillips, you piece of shit, what in the fuck does Derek jeter choosing to have his name announced by Bob Sheppard have to do with ARod’s unauthorized biography coming out today?

    Steve Phillips, I hate your soul.

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

      Wait, what? How did he manage to connect the two? Please explain.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yes, this I have to hear.

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

        He was praising Jeter by saying he always does “the right thing”, and said “on a day when the ARod book comes out…” before ESPN cut to a break to the Orioles game. His “point” was that Jeter’s actions really speak for themselves on a day where ARod’s fuck-ups are out in the open.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          After his recent series of idiotic comments, I’m no longer going to correct people who think that he traded Kazmir for Zambrano.

          Fuck him, let them think he did stupider shit than he actually did.

    • Nick

      please explain

  • pat

    Nice, I’m gonna fake bunt then take a fastball right down the pike for strike 1. Awesome AB johnny.

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

    Man. This ump had in his mind the beginning of the game. This is going to get over quick. Lester’s first strike on Damon.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Now would be a REALLY good time to go yahtzz, Teix.

  • Biggity Baruce

    pop up city 2nite

  • Lanny

    Pena should be penciled in as the starter daily til A-Rod is back and it should have been that way from Opening Day. How and why is Berroa even on this team? You’re telling me they couldn’t find a better utility infielder somewhere in the world for 1-3 mill in this off season? Really?

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

      Who would you have liked them to sign? Answer this question. No one who complains about the bench has answered this question.

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

        I’ve stated all offseason that I wanted them to trade for Adrian Beltre to come off the bench.

        • Accent Shallow

          Somehow, I doubt the Mariners are going to give him away. He’s a solid hitter, and a great defender. Not to mention, where does he play when A-Rod comes back? He’s far too talented to be playing once a week.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        Thank you! There were no better options. And don’t give me Grudzilanek, there is no proof he can play SS or 3B anymore…..

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

        Grudz, although I’m not really complaining.

      • dre

        luis sojo would have been a better option than berrora i bet he could still field better than Berrora

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Jesus freaking Christ.

      Angel Berroa has ten plate appearances.

      TEN.

      ARod will be back in a week. Berroa won’t make it to 20 PA’s on the season.

      WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU ALL COMPLAINING ABOUT. The Yankees are a Lexus and you’re complaining about the gum rapper the mechanic left in the back seat.

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

    This guy really just said A-Rod actually did pitch tip?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Who said that?

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

        The guy in the middle. Oral?

      • TC

        Orel Hershiser said that A-Rod would actually call some of the pitches for the catcher during his time his Texas because the coaching staff was such a mess.

        Odd because Hershiser was the pitching coach for the Rangers during at least one of those years

  • Reggie C.

    C’mon Teix. Walk. Just don’t stare at pitches down the middle.

  • Kelvz

    So the ump is squeezing Hughes, but not Lester and even gives him borderline calls. NICE.

    • A.D.

      Yeah looking at the pitch f/x plot, missed 10 calls on Hughes that are in the box, 2 for Lester.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Damn, Molina usually catches that.

      Something in his eye tonight?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Teixeira can’t buy a hit right now.

  • V

    Someone, someone, is going to have to jack his curveball.

  • Eric

    what’s that that 293842938472434 pop up?

  • Drew

    Once again, what the hell has this guy done with Mark Teixeira?

  • V

    Wow.

    Wow.

    Teixeira = Walk, K, or popup right now.

  • E-ROC

    Ugh.

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

    You know, when Tex rights the ship, it’s going to be glorious.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’m looking forward to that inevitability, but it’s going to be painful until then.

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

      Yeah. Yeah it is. Because it’s going to be a VERY long positive correction.

    • V

      Agreed. A lot of these popups = HRs.

  • Matt-Pitt

    … Its literally painful to watch an at bat by Teix right now.

  • Accent Shallow

    5 pitch inning would be nice here.

  • Drew

    Molina can’t catch shit tonight.

  • Biggity Baruce

    Molinaaaaaaaaaa

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

    Boggs is on trivia answer.

    Oh come the fuck on Molina.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Did he drop another, my father is slow with the damn remote

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

        Pop up behind the plate, hit his glove that dropped out.

    • Stryker

      that’s usually my line! hahaha

  • Yankee1010

    Was Lester really talking to Meals about the strike zone? Was he asking if he could hit a Yankee and still have it called a strike? That’s the logical next step, right?

    Molina is really helping matters all around.

  • A.D.

    Looks like Molina just wasn’t ready for this game.

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

    Why is that dumb bitch smiling in the background? I apologize in advance if she is a relative.

  • Matt-Pitt

    Molina didn’t make a play he usually does… So far, not a great night for the Yankees. Hopefully we can pick it up soon. I would love for it to start next inning instead of the 9th when it usually does.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Does Hava Molina have something in his eyes?

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

    Thank Mo that went into the stands.

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

      Not that it really matters anyway….

  • Reggie C.

    thank you fan. that woulda been an inside the park job.

  • Biggity Baruce

    damn

  • Accent Shallow

    Johnny had better be ok.

  • Biggity Baruce

    good throw

  • Reggie C.

    4 innings . 4 runs.

    Can’t wait to see what happens in the fifth.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      If you flip a coin 9 times and it comes up heads 9 times, it’s not any more or less likely to come up tails on the 10th flip.

  • Biggity Baruce

    wow rick ankiel, any1 see that ?

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

    OMG, Rick Ankiel, I hope you’re OK, dude.

    • Drew

      +1
      That shit was nasty.

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

    Ankiel is the Anti-Abreu.

  • V

    Hey, guess what, Molina. ORTIZ IS CHEATING INSIDE FASTBALL.

    He’s done it THREE F-ING TIMES!!!

    Throw him a couple outside, why dontcha?

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

      But….Molina calls a better game than Jorge…

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        I think Molina had a few tequilas early to celebrate cinco do mayo a day early!

        • V

          I have to – Happy Star Wars day!

          May the 4th be with you!

  • Reggie C.

    FUCKITY FUCK.

    There goes my 1 run per inning theory ….

  • Accent Shallow

    Oy. Is Hughes really the cure for what ails Ortiz?

  • Yankee1010

    Ortiz is just going to cheat on inside fastballs for a bit. It’s time to adjust a little.

  • Jake H

    terrible call by molina there. throw something away. They have thrown him everything inside.

  • Dave

    Steve Phillips couldn’t wait to proclaim Ortiz is back.

  • Stryker

    what the fuck david ortiz…

  • Biggity Baruce

    Announcers on espn are a bunch of wankers…kills me to listen to these guys…bout to mute it

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

      I muted NESN an inning ago.

      • Ivan

        ESPN suck the sox off so much, they make NESN look like the Yes network.

  • TC

    Phillips on Ortiz: “He’s Back!!”

    Gag me

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

      Are you a lady?

      • V

        IETC!

  • Reggie C.

    “Theo is a draft genius” portion of the ESPN cast.

    Thank God i have YES.

  • Ivan

    Tough outing by Hughes, but he’ll improve in the next start.

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

    Somehow I can’t turn ESPN off even though I can go right to YES.

    This is at least a bit comical, no?

    Saying the Yankees/Red Sox systems with producing players aren’t even close… is that fair mayyne? Considering the current roster.

    • Drew

      I heard that, got mad and switched back to YES.
      He also said something about quality vs. quantity.

    • TC

      Hershiser just said that Jeter and Pettitte are the only players from their farm system that are currently contributing.

      • DreDog

        I seriosly almost puked when I heard that. F*cking morons.

    • Stryker

      they forgot rivera and posada – but OK.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        or Cano, Melky, Pena….

      • CT Yankee

        Cano, Joba

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Well, lets look at it, counting only recent players. Youkilis, Pedroia, Ellsbury, Lester, Masterson, Delcarmen, Papelbon. For the Yankees, Cano, Cabrera, Pena, Chamberlain, Hughes, and assorted relievers. Sox definitely win position players.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Moshe:

        Don’t forget Alfonso Soriano, Nick Johnson, Ted Lilly, Jake Westbrook, etc.

        There’s quite a bit of good talent we’ve developed and then traded for other vets (some of those trades regrettable.)

  • E-ROC

    Steve Phillips needs to shut that enormous hole in his face.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Ortiz’s rebirth had to be against the Yankees

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Chickens run around for several seconds after you cut their heads off.

  • V

    I’ve gotta get up at 5 am, so I’m just going to go to bed soon – this ain’t worth staying up til 1 am for (I hope I’m wrong!).

  • Dave

    Hah retard. He said the last ppl the yankees system produced was jeter and pettite.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    What did Ankiel do?”

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

      Crash into the wall head first. UGLY!

  • Jersey

    You know what, you guys complaining about ESPN really should know better by now. Mute it before the first pitch, and you’ll have a much less infuriating experience.

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

    Hmm, so ESPN says Jacoby Ellsbury is a “tremendous talent”, and Robinson Cano apparently does not exist.

  • E-ROC

    Steve Phillips: You fail to mention Robinson Cano as a regular contributor. Yes, Steve, we know that the RedSox prospects bring some grit and personality to their team. Thank you ESPN.

  • Reggie C.

    Did he just call Joe G. a “fucking prick” ??

    • Drew

      Yes.

  • Drew

    Who the fuck is Tim Hogar.

  • Babe’s Ghost

    One small consolation, this ump is going to get reamed when they go over the pitch/fx data. Hopefully it will be his last year in the bigs.

    I’m watching Gameday and it looks like he’s just not calling the outside part of the plate.

    • Yankee1010

      You’re assuming that somebody actually holds the umps accountable.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Did anyone see the sox first base coach say “fucking prick” to Girardi?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      He def. did.

    • Alex

      yes.

  • pat

    I CANT FUCKING LISTEN TO THIS SUCKFEST ANYMORE. Lets talk about all the redsox young guys but not bring up robbie cano or CM Wang when talking about the yankees. Lets onl refer to jeter and pettite. God these guys make me so fucking angry.

    • Reggie C.

      uumm … Cano got signed via the INternational market. He wasn’t drafted.

      • Stryker

        uumm … didn’t mention draft talent. he said “young guys”.

        way to go reading comprehension!

  • A.D.

    And the boom mic a bit close when you can hear “Fucking Prick” on the TV

  • DCR

    Nothing is ever Hughes’ fault. Its always the umpire, the weather, global warming, its always something with this guy.

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

      Are you watching the game?

      • DCR

        Yeah. He can’t throw strikes and his fastball has no movement. Lester is getting the same zone.

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

          I think we’re all in agreement that he is not sharp, but if you think they’re getting the same zone you are kidding yourself.

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s not pitching well. Getting squeezed is exacerbating that, but he still needs to be sharper.

      What do you want me to say? That he’s terrible, and shouldn’t even be a middle reliever on the Pirates?

      • Some call me…tim

        The Pirates are rockin’ eight now…they got any outfielders they can’t afford?

    • A.D.

      Hughes isn’t pitching that well today, but the ump has literally called at least 10 strikes as balls, thats poor.

    • Kelvz

      from the comments above: http://tinyurl.com/c6lwog

      Sure, it’s not entirely the ump, but c’mon now. Hughes is getting squeezed big time.

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

      Well, he is leaving the ball over the plate. However, that’s the only place he’s getting a strike called. The umpire is giving Lester the corners but not Hughes.

      • Lanny

        Its never Hughes’ fault. Some here will come up with any excuse for any Yankee. He’s squeezed but Lester isn’t. Sure.

        • V

          You really are a fucking idiot.

  • Biggity Baruce

    wow an inside pitch called for strike 3 for us

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

    Wow! Hughes FINALLY gets a fucking call.

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

    Blue-collar stars>>>>>>>White-collar stars.

    Apparently, A-Rod doesn’t know himself well enough to be a solid baseball player also.

  • Hi, I’m Jerry, this is my associate Cornelius

    What’s going on with the Joe and the Red Sux 1st base coach? At work and the volume is down on the TV.

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

      Girardi just ate his lunch.

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

    So I take it ESPN is saying how good the Sox are at developing position players and how bad the Yankees are at it?

    • Lanny

      And they aren’t right?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        No, they’re not.

        The Yankees and Red Sox are basically EQUAL at developing position players.

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

          Shit, I’ll give the Sox the edge but to say it’s not even close in the tone he did. Ugh. But it keeps me watching, so their strategy is working.

        • DCR

          Since when is Cano > Pedroia and Youkilis?

    • Bryan

      lol, yea I think thats the jist of it

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

    Lol @ that Gammons commercial. He’s a hot-shot but drives away in a fuckin golden bullet.

  • Some call me…tim

    GRIT?
    Asshat.
    1) pitch him outside??
    2) go back to Jeter, but not Posada? Or Mo?
    3) who had 5th on the Aceves pool? :)

  • V

    zOMG triple play.

  • Manimal

    Why does this game feel fake, almost like it doesn’t count. There should not be a game right now and these umpires suck. I don’t even want to watch this bullshit.

    BTW, I hope ESPN analysts realize that GRIT is NOT a stat. It is insignificant.

    That is all.

    • A.D.

      They’ve made webgems into a stat, they’ll find a way to create a grit average.

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

      Heh. My baseball coach keeps saying that the reason we win games is grit. I then get the urge to vomit…

  • Drew

    I wish Girardi could beat that dude up, that would be sweet.

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

    After that K, I say you let him stay though the 5th to boost his confidence

  • J

    is it illegal to steal signs? or is what girardi did some kind of rule you don’t do (regarding to bogar’s reaction).

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

      Not signs, the catchers position.

      Read my next post.

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

    Anyone see what just happened there?

    Girardi was barking at the BoSox 1B coach for giving away the catchers position.

    So what happens next? Molina set up on the outside and Hughes dropped a curve on the inside corner for a strike, which Molina was expecting and TOTALLY crossed up Youkilis.

    Nice work, Joe.

    • V

      :thumbsup:

  • Drew

    Eh.. Michael Kay you ass.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Man, a hot July day that ball is out of there.

  • Alex

    What happened to the boombox?

  • Lanny

    Is there a game here that most here don’t complain about the umps squeezing our pitchers?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yes.

      They’re called “the games where the umps don’t squeeze our pitchers.”

      • Bryan

        IETC!

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      You know, if you just looked at the pitch f/x data, which is readily available, you would know that the gripes have merit.

    • V

      Yes, games where the umps aren’t squeezing.

      Check the f-ing pitch f/x, you ass.

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfx/index.php?s_type=1&sp_type=1&batterX=0&inning1=y&inning2=y&inning3=y&inning4=y&inning5=y&inning6=y&inning7=y&inning8=y&inning9=y&month=05&day=04&game=gid_2009_05_04_bosmlb_nyamlb_1%2F&year=2009&pitchSel=461833.xml&prevGame=gid_2009_05_04_bosmlb_nyamlb_1%2F

      Check out all of the called balls inside the strike zone. That’s not just ‘squeezing’. That’s not calling the strikezone. That umpire should not be calling major league games if he can’t call a major league strikezone.

    • J

      thats what being a fan is i think lol

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      The griping about the strike zone is excessive. There have been a lot of blown calls, but they arent the difference in the game. Contributed yes, but not the difference.

    • Yankee1010

      This game, especially the difference between Hughes’ and Lester’s strike zones, has been particularly egregious. The pitch/Fx data speaks for itself.

    • A.D.

      Joba in Detroit there was no issue.

    • DCR

      No. Its just the usual suspects making excuses for yet another underwhelming performance by a Yankee farm hand.

  • J

    is it selfish for me to feel like shit after seeing my favorite pitcher get bs calls, give up 4 runs in 4 innings on my birthday. CMON YANKEES I NEED A FUCKING PRESENT.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      They lost on my birthday, too.

      • V

        My wife’s b-day was April 25th – the 2nd game of the sweep :-(

  • Reggie C.

    Lester’s reign of terror continues.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Yankees’ offense is coma inducing

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

    At least we don’t have to see the beast that is Manny anymore.

    Yanks are winning this game.

  • Nick

    how does lester get that call!!!!!

    • J

      he’s good thats why

      i dont like lester, never did. felt bad the dude got cancer but 1. i hate espn, 2. espn overdoes anything somewhat significant like lester’s case 3. i hate the red sox

      he doesn’t have cancer anymore, but i hope a line drive breaks his arm. HBH – hit by hit

      sorry for dark humor. im in a bad mood >:O lets go yankees!

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

    …. Aaaaaaaaaand here comes the cancer talk for Lester.

  • Andrew

    Anyone want to re-submit their vote on their confidence in our team’s future?

    Our front office is embarrassing.

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

      Comment of the night right here.

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

      Our front office is embarrassing.

      How…?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Yup. Cashman giving up these runs. Awful.

      • Lanny

        Look at the lineup we have in there. That’s why the front office is embarrassing. Not to mention the next 5 innings of the pen that we will get to enjoy tonight.

      • Andrew

        Pretty simple. And I’ve been saying this all year, but watching the Red Sox just sends the point home even more. For starters – just compare the wealth of talent that has come out of the Sox farm system in the past few years to ours. Cano and Melky vs. Ellsbury, Pedoria, and Youkilis… makes me sick to even compare the two sides. Won’t even delve into the starting pitching..

    • Accent Shallow

      And you’re drawing that conclusion from this game how?

  • Biggity Baruce

    next at bat, cano gonna do somethin crazy–he pissed

    • J

      probably have a hard ground ball sopped up by a guy like nick green

      Nick Green wtf?! How is it that this guy has hurt us?!

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

        Like I said before, he was cheating up the middle BIG TIME.

      • Biggity Baruce

        fuck, id just like to see some offensive production here…

  • Matt-Pitt

    Melky coming with the 2 run bomb here to cut the lead in half.

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

      He’s gotta swing first.

    • kSturnz

      almost?

  • kSturnz

    do you think the lay-off affected Hughes? … did Baston push back their starters like us?

    • A.D.

      Boston didn’t have a rain out yesterday.

  • Lanny

    This game encapsulates why the Sox are better than us. Lester is on a different level than Hughes.

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

      Lester – 25

      Hughes – 22

    • V

      Lester = 25. Hughes = 22.

      Lester at 22: 4.76 ERA.

    • Accent Shallow

      Remember Lester as punching bag? Give it time.

    • kSturnz

      lanny, what is your deal?

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

      IP in the Majors, not incl. tonight:

      Jon Lester: 384.2

      Phil Hughes: 112.2

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

      Right, because Lester is 2.5 years older and has 40 more big league starts.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on yanks we need sum runs.

  • BJ

    if this breaks the record, does it count as 9 innings

  • Steve Phillips

    For G-d so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, Theo Epstien, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.-Phillips 3:16