May
10

Game Thread: Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN

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A lot of RAB readers and commenters requested an open thread/game thread for the Red Sox/Rays game yesterday. While we didn’t oblige yesterday, we will today. So feel free to use this thread as a catch-all for anything you want.

The Red Sox and Josh Beckett’s 6.75 ERA are hosting the Rays and Matt Garza tonight, and it should be a good one. The Rays crushed the Sox yesterday and face another pitcher with an inflated ERA tonight. Carlos Peña is not in the starting nine for the Rays, and Julio Lugo is no longer DHing or playing short. Will this finally be the Game David Ortiz hits a home run?

The lineups come to us via Extra Bases.

Red Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jeff Bailey, 1B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS

Rays
1. B.J. Upton, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Pat Burrell, DH
5. Willy Aybar, 1B
6. Ben Zobrist, RF
7. Akinori Iwamura, 2B
8. Jason Bartlett, SS
9. Dioner Navarro, C

Have fun and behave yourselves. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the RAB mothers out there as well.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

    Will this finally be the Game David Ortiz hits a home run?

    No.

  • Bob Stone

    Accuscore Projections predicts a 60% chance for the BoSox to win. I think they have it backwards tonight and I’m routing for the Rays.

  • pat

    It feels like the sox and rays are always playing each other. It would be wonderful to watch the celtics and redsox lose.

    • Bob Stone

      And both losses would be to Florida teams

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

    If you could have one Ray and one Red Sox on the Yankees, who would it be?

    And why?

    • Mike Pop

      Longoria – it’s obvious(move him to ss)

      Lester – Because he’s a stud, who is young and cost controlled.

      • Steve H

        Agree. No one even close on the Rays, though if you’re taking true need into it Upton would look great in CF. Same with the Lester, mid 20’s LHP with his stuff, sign me up.

        • Yankee1010

          And Longoria is signed for pennies on the dollar for a long time.

        • Mike Pop

          Ya, well the “draft strategy” comes to mind with me. Take the best available player. Even though we have Alex there, I’m not passing up on Longoria to take Upton. I know A-Jax has nowhere near the ceiling of bossman jr, but I’ll be fine with him in cF if Longoria could indeed play a better SS than JEter.

          • Steve H

            If not, imagine what we could trade Longoria for, something better than Upton considering age, ability, contract, etc.

            • Mike Pop

              Heh.

              You could pull in a team’s 3 best prospects/young players for him, no?

              • Steve H

                How about Hanley? Marlins would do it for the $$ savings.

                • Mike Pop

                  That could work. I’d try to expand a deal with Milwaukee for Braun and Hardy though. ;)

    • pat

      Upton and Lester. In 1/10 of a second. Reasons should be self explanatory.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Agree.

    • Bob Stone

      Evan Longoria from the Rays – Five tool player with huge upside and he’s young. Second choice is Price. Justin Masterson from the Sox. He’s young and has great stuff. He’s also versatile – can start or relieve. Second choice is Mike Lowell – just because I like him.

      • Mike Pop

        You craaazzy mayne.. Masterson, you’re nuts!

        • Steve H

          Yeah, Masterson would be far down on my list.

      • Expired Milk

        Masterson is probably one of the last people I’d would.

        From the Rays definitely Upton. 5 tool player who wil be a stud if not already

        Boston- for some weird reason I would love to have Youk

        • pat

          Yeah but the only problem is where you gonna put him?

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

            In a cage with Joba?

            • Mike Pop

              Put him on the bench. Key to championship is a strong bench.

              • pat

                Both of these answers are +1.

          • Expired Milk

            In teh 8th inning!

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

      From Tampa

      Want: Longoria
      Need: Upton

      From Boston

      Lester — Cost-controlled lefty.

      • pat

        Yeah I agree with the want/need thing.

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

      From Boston: Hideki Okajima.
      From Tampa Bay: Joe Nelson.

      The 8th inning shall be MINE!!!

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

      Longoria and Lester, easy. The only kink on Longoria’s armor is that his K/BB isn’t ideal right now, but it will be in time.

    • AndrewYF

      Longoria and Youkilis. Jeter at DH, Longoria at SS, and Youkilis just standing behind home plate when Joba is pitching.

  • Manimal

    Dustin Pedroia at Short? wtf?

    • 27 this year

      they probably got Pedroia and Green’s position accidentaly switched. There is no reason for them to make that switch now.

    • brian

      yeah i think they switched it up. i was confused and checked espn. they have pedroia at 2b.

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

        I’ve fixed it. Extra Bases had it wrong, and I lazily didn’t bother to check after C&P-ing before going out to dinner.

  • Nady Nation

    Anyone else realize how Jon Miller doesn’t pronounce the “S” in “SAFE!” on a really dramatic play at the plate? Sounds like “hafe” with a soft “h” or something. One of my favorite Millerisms, along with over-accentuating every Hispanic baseball player’s name.

    • EB

      Rudy Say-Onions

  • Steve H

    Who would the Sox and Rays take from the Yankees if they could have one player?

    I’d say Joba, especially for the Rays considering contracts.

    Sox might take Tex, considering how much they love him.

    • pat

      Joba’s the only guy I’d want from the Yankees. Maybe Cano for the Rays.

    • brian

      definitely joba for both

    • Mike Pop

      Rays, it would have to be between Cano and Joba I think.

      Boston, Teix or Joba.

      • Mike Pop

        Well, actually. Cano for the Sox would make sense to move to 3b after Lowell is done with them/retires.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

      kei igawa

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Sox would take Gardner, because he is gritty and white.
      Rays would take Ransom, because he is so athletic and they like to out-athlete the Yankees.

    • AndrewYF

      I think the Sox would really like to have Swisher. Who knows what their outfield is going to look like. Will Bay re-sign? Will Drew ever be healthy?

      And of course, every team in baseball would like to have Joba.

  • Lily

    it’s amazing how lester and becketts era’s are inflated yet their team is what 7 games over .500. but with the yankees they just have no luck and i don’t want to hear they don’t have chemistry their not any good. the yankees have a very good team i hate to blame it on injuries but injuries def. didn’t help us. and as for chemistry , i think this is the best chemistry this team has had in like 5 years. i just hope yankees can get on a hot streak and make up some ground

    • Bob Stone

      Chemistry was debated here yesterday. I think it is ridiculous. As proof, I point to the 1978 Yanks. Munson hated Jackson. Jackson hated Munson. Many other players barely tolerated Jackson. And, Martin and Jackson through punches at each other in the Bosotn dugout in a series at Fenway. BUT, without any chemistry, they won it all!!

      • Bob Stone

        *threw punches

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Disagree. I am as big a fan of the statistical approach to the game as anyone, but to entirely divorce the game from any human element is silly, especially considering none of us have been in a clubhouse. You can win without chemistry, obviously, and it is low down on the factors that effect a season, but I think that it definitely cannot be discounted entirely.

      • thurdonpaul

        i still have no use for jackson for the shit he said, and the way he played the game

        he was maybe the first “manny”

        munson was a class act

    • pat

      The only difference is out bullpen has been teh suck while theirs has been pretty solid so far. They actually have a worse starters ERA than we do.
      Starters-
      BOS- 5.85
      NYY- 5.68

      Bullpen
      BOS- 3.39
      NYY- 6.22

      • Bob Stone

        Interesting stats – What site do you use for that info?

        • pat

          Good old ESPN.com. They actually have a pretty good filter options. No SABR stuff though.

          http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....eason=2009

          • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

            Yeah, that “as a reliever” filter option is excellent.

          • Bob Stone

            Thanks – I go there for stats all the time but never used that particular filter. Thanks again.

    • Expired Milk

      Thier bullpen has given up leads like the Yankees have. Our closer has been directly responsible for two losses. So even when our starting pitching has been good the bullpen lost us a good amount of games.

  • Bob Stone

    Rays are up 1-0 after one inning. Ortiz looks terrible – another strikeout against Garza. Is Ortiz washed up?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

      is ortiz washed up

      yes

      • Bob Stone

        I wish I was as sure as you!

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

          Maybe this video will help.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TNgfVTGgek

          • Bob Stone

            I suspect you’re right. But does that mean we have to worry about A-Rod going the same route. With nine years to go on the contract, I sure hope not.

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

              I would worry about A-Rod regressing some years down the road, but in A-Rod’s worst full year in baseball he still put up a line of .300/.350/.496.

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

      Yes

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

    “Jason Bartlett and Akinori Iwamura = Being strong up the middle” – Steve Phillips.

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

    Awesome, Sam Raimi is returning to his campy horror flicks with Drag Me to Hell.

  • Mike Pop

    heh, they’ve mentioned the steal of home like 10 times already.

  • GG

    did mo look good today?? i missed the end of the game, and i think im about to trade for him in fantasy.

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

      Do bears shit in the woods?

      • GG

        yea, i heard something about some shoulder discomfort though, the day he got lit up by the rays maybe, I think Girardi said something after that game.

      • pat

        Polar bears shit on the tundra.

    • Bob Stone

      He was great – Looked like his usual stellar self.

  • Mike Pop

    Awesome, in my fantasy league, sorry Lanny. I have 5 of the top 11 most productive players right now on Yahoo.

    • Mike Pop

      Take that back. six I say, six!!

  • teix is the man

    if i hear one more fuckin’ thing about ellsbury stealing home…

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

      You know what I want to see. I want to Crawford tonight, to get a bunt single, then steal second, steal third, and steal home.

      • teix is the man

        amen…amen

        • Bob Stone

          That would be so sweet

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        FUCK IT! TRY TO STEAL FIRST! Now that is something that wont get lived down!

    • BklynJT

      It wouldn’t be a ESPN broadcast without them bringing up the Yankees in a negative light somehow.

      They’re on their game if they can give props to the Sox at the same time.

  • Mike Pop

    Anyone excited bout the Terminator movie?

    • Bob Stone

      Too busy watching three Boston teams play tonight – Though I wish it was three NY teams instead.

      • Mike Pop

        So, you’re too busy tonight to be excited for an upcoming movie. Haha, okay man.

        • Bob Stone

          LOL – What’s a movie??

    • pat

      Agreed, it looks pretty awesome.

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

      It looks like a Transformers knock off.

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

      Its the most I’m most hyped for this year. The script rewrite by a Nolan makes me believe that it will be much better than that crap that was part 3.

    • another steve

      im cautiously optomistic.

      • another steve

        optimistic*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    hahahaha that guy talking about manny during that commercial break was such a douche

    • Mike Pop

      Haha. “It taints it a lil bit for me”. Those accents are funny to me. But to each their own.

      • Ed

        Gotta give him a little credit for saying the 2004 win is tainted though right?

        • Mike Pop

          Eh. I don’t think it is tainted if Manny did it then. The whole sport was using it, so the competition was. It can’t be tainted in that respect. Just like the Yankees titles.

        • Hobs

          Yes, but still a douche though.

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

          OW-UH WORLD SERIES WIN IS LESS TAINTED THAN YO-AH WORLD SERIES WIN! NO ONE DENIES THIS!!

          FACK THE YANKEES! CACK!

  • Hobs

    Morgan is defending A-Rod + Making sense….

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Off the bottle!11!!!11

  • UWS

    I agree with Joe Morgan re: Steroids list. I feel so dirty.

  • pat

    Oh good the redsox are bringing up Bard, now we get to hear about their next great reliever.

    • Steve H

      Farnsworth redux.

      • Mike Pop

        He throws 100!!!!

        • EB

          As per Gammons: sits at 102

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Guys do you think it’s possible to fetch Jason Bay this off season? I understand the long term contract he would command and how many we are locked in for but what do you say?

    • BklynJT

      The Yankees have a propensity for going after players that have burned them in the past, so I say yeah it’s a possibility.

      I wouldn’t mind having Damon back as a DH.

      • Mike Pop

        Wrong side of 30.

        • BklynJT

          Your probably right. What about on the cheap for 2 years? Well, we might need that spot for Posada… if he can actually stay healthy.

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

          So is Bay.

          • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

            How long would bay probably get? 5-6 years?

            • Mike Pop

              Ya, I meant Bay.

          • AndrewYF

            But Damon’s on the wrong side of 35.

          • BklynJT

            Your though on the chances that Crawford’s option isn’t picked up by the Rays.

            • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

              .1%

          • Bob Stone

            I would like the Yanks to pick up Bay

  • BklynJT

    Hmmm, the munchkin is out of the game…

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Meh. How do they like it!?

  • pat

    Oh man, family guy version of shawshank… awesome.

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

      Vagina, boob.

      • Steve H

        Giggity giggity!

      • pat

        Why he chose enchilada night, I will never know.

  • Hobs

    Zobrist was safe…

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    So Dustin is hurt? NICE! Now all we need is Beckett to have more “Back stiffness” and miss his next 3 starts.

  • Tom Zig

    Lincecum/Teix for Pujols/Wang

    Good deal or bad deal?

    I’m getting pujols/wang

    • AndrewYF

      “I’m getting pujols/wang”

      Hee hee

    • BklynJT

      Normally Wang gives mediocre at best fantasy numbers.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Hard to say. I guess it all goes on how Wanger is when he gets back. If he can come and win 15 games or so then I guess it’s well worth it. But the safer bet is with Lince-K and Tex I guess.

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

      Poo Holes and Wang
      Count me OUT!!!!

      • Steve H

        How about A-Rod and a Wang in your Pujols?

      • pat

        Awesome handle btw.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    I like it. Yankees are at the highest % for SB. How about that for grit YAHH BASTIDDDDS?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOL I knew I wouldn’t be the only one watching this game. Anyways I’m sort of rooting for the Sox until Beckett is gone since he’s on my fantasy team. And I need them and the Celtics to lsoe for one hellish day in Boston.

    • Hobs

      Fantasy baseball has you rooting for the Sox? Woah….

      • Rick in Boston

        I have a policy about not having Red Sox on my fantasy teams. Three teams this year – 0 Sox. I don’t care if I lose because of it, I have morals.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Garza’s velocity is outstanding.

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

      So was Joba’s, he had his best velocity of the year: http://tinyurl.com/q69k5u

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

        Yes he did. Hit above 97 for the first time this season and was averaging nearly 94. DISASTER OVER.

        • Steve H

          Imagine 97, in teh 8th!!!!

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

    Akinori IwaFAILa

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Gold Grove. Isn’t he a natural 3B?

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

        Gold Glove 3B in Japan. They just moved him to 2B last year.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      I thought it was “Akimura” (aka the latest McCarverism).

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        Doesn’t get better than that. AkiMUHHRAH

  • Ed

    Right fielder has to call for that one.

  • Bob Stone

    Ouch – Terrible error by Iwamura – It was the outfielder’s ball to call

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

    I have a bet with someone(actually 2 people) from another on who will have the better year between Beckett and CC. It would take Beckett a couple shutouts to be near where CC is now.

    • Steve H

      I have a bet to see which one ends up with more K’s. I even made the bet after Beckett got a 10k head start on Opening Day.

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

        The inevitable blister injury will help you with that.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tADvb3yyhwM Slugger27

    steve phillips dropping a “grit” comment… gotta love it

  • Bob Stone

    Hate to say it – but nice fielding play by Beckett

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    BJ has been TEHH Bust on my fantasy team. Argh.

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

    A two-out, run-scoring bloop hit against the Red Sox? That’s down right Jeterian.

    • Bob Stone

      It was – too bad they couldn’t get the tieing run in from second base with two outs as well.

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

    I love those Dos Equis commercials.

    • Bob Stone

      I second that thought

  • Smitt Dog

    Who runs a faster 40 yd dash? Grit Gardner or Crawford?

    • Bob Stone

      I’m just guessing – Crawford

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

      Clay Bucholz even with a stolen laptop

      • Steve H

        How do you think he got so fast?

        • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

          On a serious hes supposed to be faster than Ellsbury

    • Tom Zig

      answer:

      C) Joey Gathright

  • Smitt Dog

    Is Grit Gardener as fast as Crawford? If you take out the difference in ability to get on base, does he have that type of speed? Is it close?

  • pat

    http://www.boston.com/bostongl....._baseball/

    Interesting article about the most boring moment in baseball- Ball two.

    • Bob Stone

      Good article. Posnanski’s article regarding pitch counts on SI.com, which was referenced by Scocca, author of this article, wa even more interesting.

      • pat

        Yeah, Joe Pos is the freakin man. Best in the business.

  • Tom Zig

    How about this trade in my other league:

    I get:

    A-rod + Matt Lindstrom

    I give up:

    K-rod + Oswalt

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies

      But teh 62 saves!!!1!!1!

    • Steve H

      Pull the trigger ASAP. That’s an absolute steal.

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

    So do we get spillover threads for non-Yankee games

    • Bob Stone

      Would that be a first??

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

        No, we definitely had some spillovers during the ALCS last year.

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

      You’re halfway there. I’m guessing it won’t make it :)

  • Smitt Dog

    Does anyone else have a tiny tinge of embarrassment when a grown man, ostensibly otherwise heterosexual and lucid, refers to another grown man as “Papi”?

    I refuse to refer to him as anything other than his given name, not because I hate the team he plays on, but because I feel a little stupid saying (or hearing) the name “Papi”.

    Similarly, I avoid calling Alex Rodriguez “A-Rod” because I feel a little emasculated saying it.

    • Bob Stone

      How long have you had this homophobia? Neither name bothers me at all.

      • Smitt Dog

        I contracted it months ago.

        I asked the question. You disagree. Message received cap-i-tan!

        • Bob Stone

          LOL

          • pat

            He got it from sitting on a public toilet seat.

            • Smitt Dog

              I apparently sat down just after Ron Mexico had finished his business.

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

      Not really, it’s a normal thing for a guy to call another dude that amongst Latino cultures.

      • Smitt Dog

        I didn’t know that. I’ve heard alot of men referring to women as “mami” but not come across men referring to other men as “papi” yet.

        So now I’ll only feel uncomfortable when non-latin men (Morgan/Miller/Phillips) refer to him as such.

        And I guess I’ll continue my one man crusade against bush league nicknames silently going forward.

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

          Yeah, it’s more prevalent back in our home countries, so you probably won’t here any Hispanic dudes over here say it. I know I only say it when I’m talking to a boy who is younger than me.

          • Smitt Dog

            Honest question here, but doesn’t it offend you, or at least sound weird when someone who is not of Latin descent refers to someone who is, with a nickname like that?

            As a pale whiteboy, I cringe a little bit when I hear that. Seems out of place, but maybe I’m just missing the cultural meaning. If I call someone the translation of the word “daddy”, it will either be my father or someone who has just severely owned me (think Mo, for instance).

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

    In case anyone wants Yankee news, we just posted a Xavier Nady update.

    • Bob Stone

      Thanks Ben

  • V

    Come on, knock Beckett out with a blast!!! :-)

  • Drew

    Aki Aki!

  • Bob Stone

    Go rays – 3-3

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

    The Yankees are the sixth-worst club in MLB in terms of Defensive Efficiency with a .675 percentage. However, Boston is the fourth-worst MLB club with a .670%.

    • Bob Stone

      Yanks are 6th in FPCT with .985 and Boston is 8th with .983

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

        Yes, but fielding percentage is amongst the wins-losses-saves stats – they are quite worthless.

        • Bob Stone

          I agree that Defensive Efficiency is more complete. But, every stat has its place – in the end, wins-losses determines who goes to the playoffs

  • JobaWockeeZ

    All right Beckett is out so I can fully root for the Rays.

    • Mike Pop

      You need to trade Beckett ASAP.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I know! But no one wants him. I’d give up anyone decent for him, and I don’t want to drop him.

        • Mike Pop

          Obviously, I don’t play in any serious leagues but I don’t draft Sox players. Makes me feel like a traitor. In one of my leagues, I missed the draft. It got me Youk and ortiz. I ended up moving them along with something else for Hanley, lol.

  • Hobs

    It’s pretty funny how Sox fans give a standing ovation 6IP 3ER start…

    • Steve H

      6IP, 3ER?

      Put him in teh 8th!!%%!%@@!!

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

      Would you have given Joba a standing ovation today?

      If so, then we can’t really critique the Red Sox fans for doing the same, ya know?

      • Bob Stone

        I agree – Beckett was much better today than he was in many of his other starts

      • Hobs

        No, I wouldn’t have.

  • Manimal

    True or False: Cervelli will have a higher Batting average this year than Navarro.

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

      True. Navarro’s been terrible this year.

    • Mike Pop

      Where will Teix end up is what I’m worried bout.

    • Bob Stone

      False – Navarro will come around – He batted .295 last year.

    • A.D.

      Wouldn’t be surprised if Navarro puts up a .250 avg this year.

  • BklynJT

    What the hell was the point of them showing that highlight clip. F-ing NESPN.

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

      Yeah seriously, it’s not even the anniversary of it or anything.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      WHat did they show?

      • John K.

        4 consecutive HRs

        • BklynJT

          Oh, someone hit a HR, let’s bring up the 4 consecutive HRs against the Yankees.

          Oh, someone stole a base, let’s bring up the stolen base against the Yankees in game 4 of 04′.

          • Mike Pop

            Heh. Hardships of life.

        • Steve H

          That you Krukkie?

          • John K.

            Yes. Put Joba in the pen. Etc. Etc.

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

    JD Drew is bunting with a man on first base? Awesome, just awesome. Please continue.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Fricken BJ. Killing my fantasy team. Does he ever turn it around?!!?111?!!?11?!///

  • BklynJT

    How many times are those F-kers at NESPN going to bring up these highlights…

  • Stryker

    hmmm. i’ve got smoltz stashed away in a points league with no DL spot. now that soria is on the DL i need a RP to replace him.

    my bench is e. santana/smoltz/swisher/bruce

    ervin santana is due back soon and i think my OF/U spots are pretty strong with bay/crawford/damon/jones/bruce and swisher isn’t doing much as far as weekly points go.

    should i continue to stash away smoltz for the future and drop swish for an extra RP?

    • Stryker

      or i can try to sell high on him for a quality reliever

    • A.D.

      Drop Smoltz, he isn’t pitching anytime soon.

  • pat

    Holy Shit Big baby.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Wow. That team has heart, keep on going without Garnett. Sucks when I have to live among the fans. I hear shouting in the street.

      • pat

        Do us all a favor and toss a few Molotov’s out your window.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Buzzer beater win for the Celtics…
    Man I hate the Celtics excluding Allen and Pierce.

  • Drew

    Damn, John Henry ftw.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I still laugh when Big Papi is still looking for his HR. While A-Rod needed one pitch to do it. Retire Big Papi, you’re done. Unless you use them roids again.

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

    “Big Papi is Back!!!! MVP! MVP! MVP!”

    -Peter Gammons

    • JobaWockeeZ

      How many MVP’s do you know that never hit a HR in that season?

      • A.D.

        Roger Clemens

      • pat

        Alot….
        Dennis Eckersley
        Roger Clemens
        Rollie Fingers
        Vida Blue
        Bobby Shantz
        Hal Newhouser
        Lefty Grove
        Carl Hubbell
        Mort Cooper
        Jim Konstanty
        Bob Gibson

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

    Both of those balls are outs in any other park.

    • Lily

      i don’t know. i think at yankee stadium they would have been homeruns

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

    “Pedroia hurts groin in BoSox game”

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4157090

    He hurt the smallest muscle in his body! What are the chances?

  • Blackdragon905

    It boggles my mind why pitchers still throw outside fastballs to bay. That’s what he likes to hit, those high outside fastballs. He never really hits the inside fastball, he usually takes it. And he can’t really hit the off speed pitches on the outside corner. I just don’t understand why pitchers keep throwing fastballs on the outside corner. It makes zero sense.

  • Alex S

    come on pena

  • A.D.

    Risk here is that Pena is also a decent strikeout candidate

    • A.D.

      and there it is… on ball 4

    • pat

      You win.

  • Alex S

    wow pathetic…..hate fucking papelbon

  • A.D.

    Rays did there best Yankees impression with runners on.

  • pat

    Hey look papelbon fistpumped, and nobody says SHIT. Fucking hypocritical polesmokers at ESPN.

  • Alex S

    papelbon looked like he was jerking off with his fist pumps

  • Stryker

    man papelbon’s fist pumps give me douche chills.

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

    “He has fun though! For sure!”

    – Steve Phillips on Papelbon’s fist pump

    • putt

      Ah, you beat me to it! And earlier today Gammons said that Joba is making enemies throughout the AL East and he needs to cut it out…

      • Blackdragon905

        lol no u beat me to it.

        • Blackdragon905

          meant now*

      • Whitey14

        They both look like douchebags when they do it….

        That said, tonight Papelbon did it upon closing the game and saving the win (that he nearly blew)

        The other night, Joba was doing it for a normal strikeout during the course of the game, while he trailed and was later tagged for a loss.

        Again, they both look like douchebags when they do it, but I think one of them looked a little worse.

        Yes, I am biased, but if I had my preference, they’d both have a little more control over their emotions and not show up their opponents. Someday, somebody they’ve “fist pumped” will hit a dinger to win a game against them and just stand there and watch it for like 45 seconds. These things have a way of evening themselves out…

      • Lily

        he’s making enemies because he’s a yankee. once your a yankee its automotaic enemy. but what about when k-rod dances on the mound after every save or like tonight when papelbon looks like he is jerking off with his fist pump. he’s having fun out there ? well so is joba. i personally don’t like it whne joba does it but he’s still a kid and papelbon isn’t.

    • Blackdragon905

      Don’t forgot Gammons really criticizing Joba’s fist pumps saying he needs to turn it down and on and on. What a bunch of hypocrites.

      • EB

        Dont forget gammons’ new love Daniel Bard. Last year Masterson was teh best 8th Inning guy in the league apparently and now Bard hits 102!!11!!

  • A.D.

    Paps fist pump = having fun
    Joba = showing people up

  • Smitt Dog

    Papelbon fist pump = “having some fun” “it means he’s shipping up to Boston!”

    Joba fist pump = “showing up the hitter” “not showing respect for the game” “makes him enemies all around the AL”

    /NESPN’d

  • Smitt Dog

    How good does that “The Hangover” movie look?