Game 59: Big game in June

2009 Draft LiveBlog: Day One
Game 59 Spillover thread

Last night, YES’s Kim Jones asked both Johnny Damon and Joe Girardi if they felt this was a different team than the one which lost two games to the Sox (and then again to the Rays) back in early May. This was a pretty silly question. Of course they’re a different team. That’s part of baseball’s beauty: the team you see in April is not the same team you see in June, which is not the same team you see in the dog days. The Yanks pitching staff has turned a corner since then, and they’ve been one of the hottest teams in baseball over the past month.

When the Yanks dropped the second of two games to the Sox on May 5, they were 13-13. They are now 34-23, which means they’ve been 21-10 since then, and that includes the two losses to Tampa, after which the team really began its sprint to the top of the division. What better way to solidify their superiority than by exacting some revenge for the five games the Sox have taken from the Yanks? Hey, if the Yanks really are the best in the East, they’re going to have to even out that record vs. the Sox eventually.

Josh Beckett will take the mound with hopes of bringing the Sox back into a tie for first. He’s faced the Yanks twice this year, not pitching particularly well either time. The first time was the 16-11 marathon game, wherein both Beckett and A.J. Burnett let the game get out of hand early. Beckett lasted just five innings and surrendered eight earned runs, allowing 10 hits and walking four in the process. He was a bit better last time, for that May 5 game, tossing six innings of three-run ball. He did allow 10 hits, but the Yanks went 1 for 5 with RISP and couldn’t capitalize. That was also the game, I’m sure you remember, where Joba Chamberlain allowed four runs in the first and then came back to strike out 12 Sox.

Despite the playoff success against the Yankees in 2003, Beckett has fared rather poorly in general when facing them in the regular season. In 85.1 career innings he’s allowed 57 runs, 55 earned, for a 5.80 ERA. The only teams to fare better against Beckett have lesser samples. The Jays have hit him for a 5.95 ERA in 59 innings, but the two others — Cincinnati and Milwaukee — have seen him for under 20 innings.

A.J. Burnett’s turn didn’t come up for the two-game series, and we already discussed his pitiful outing back on April 25. He’s had his ups and downs this season, but he handled the heavy-hitting Texas Rangers very well in his last two starts. Burnett can be infuriating at times. For instance, he had a 1-2 count on Michael Young in his last appearance against Texas, but went onto walk him. That’s what led to the three-run homer, which was the only damage he allowed that game.

Pitching coach Dave Eiland talked about this issue after Burnett’s outing against Philadelphia. “But he can’t get lazy with that front side. He cannot take one pitch off. He’s got to be locked in every pitch.” The Red Sox lineup is filled with guys who will destroy mistakes. Burnett has to be spot-on tonight. He’s definitely got it in him.

Programming Note: As you know, the MLB draft is going on right now. Make sure to scroll down for Mike’s liveblog. He’ll also be posting information on the Yanks’ picks as they make them. Also, we’ve shut off the new comment indicators for the evening. It might not be necessary, but we’re not going to risk sever issues tonight.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number thirty-four, A.J. Burnett.

2009 Draft LiveBlog: Day One
Game 59 Spillover thread
  • nathan

    I will sign up for 2 wins… a little worried abt tonight and tomorrow… beckett could lock us up

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      The way the Yanks are playing right now, I’m not worried at all.

    • pat

      fuck beckett we hung 6 on him last game with half a lineup.

      • Doug

        Not worried bout Beckett n Wang tomorrow? U got balls

        • pat

          They need to be worried about us. Our offense is on fire and can win a shootout.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          There once was a time when the Yankees never worried about the Sox. Our fans have become Sox-fearing pussies.

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

            What the hell happened to the Delta House I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, HUH?!

            This could be the best night of our lives, but you’re gonna let it be the worst. OH, NO, WE’RE AFRAID TO GO WITH YOU, BLUTO, WE MIGHT GET IN TROUBLE!!!!

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

        Hopefully AJ uncorks a wild one during his warmup pitches and “accidentally” throws one by Beckett’s head in the dugout.

  • ARX

    I’ll take 2 of 3 as well. We’ve got to reassert ourselves against our division rivals. Part I was a success (TB series), now for the Sox. In my wildest dreams, I want a sweep to make up for the losses earlier, but unless my math totally fails me, if we were to just win our remaining series’ with them, we’d finish up 9-9 against them…I can live with that.

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

    JW, doesn’t shutting off the indicator also allow for more comments per post?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      There’s no limit for comments per post, but it will take a lot, lot less time to load. In theory, at least.

      Mike’s doing the draft, and I’m always reading something while I’m watching the game, so if the thread starts to load slowly drop me an email.

  • Luthien

    Just wondering if anyone else is having problems with MLB.TV When I go to the page that has all the games on it with links to watch/listen to them, there aren’t any links, either home or away for the Yankees game.

    • Luthien

      Nevermind, they just appeared.

  • Drew

    Game, Blouses.

  • dkidd

    i have no doubt were taking at least 2 of 3

    boston just doesn’t scare me this year

  • Doug

    Way too much on tonight. Yank sox, NBA , NHL ,santana. Dvr is great

  • Drew

    Damn Jetes.

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

    Crap, the air looks like New England Clam Chowder. The fog really rolled in from the bay, huh?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    First pitch, Jeets? Seriously?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Always bothers me, even when he gets a hit.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        For real. I remember Kenny S. telling a story that Earl Weaver would get HEATED if guys swung at the first pitch of a game.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Fastball down the middle. Not going to see something much better than that.

  • pat

    Three curveballs in a row?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Who does he think he is, Burnett?

      • pat

        What is this? Pizza poundcake?

        • Drew

          Are they Veterans?

  • Zach

    What’s the weather report for the game? Is it going to come down and give us a 2 hour delay after the 3rd inning or just stay like this all night?

    • RichYF

      I’m about an hour south of Boston and I haven’t seen rain since about 2:30 or so. Not sure where the “storm” was moving though…

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Great AB by Tex.

  • Jobamania

    there goes purke

  • pat

    GODDAMN IT ALEX

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Do it, AJ.

  • Axl

    Burnett looks like shite already…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      After 3 damn pitches? 3 PITCHES?

    • Buddy

      wow, look at the patience on this guy…

    • Drew

      oaktag

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

      Axl, you’re insane. Get help.

    • Axl

      I have an eye for these things…starting off 2-0 or 3-0 every hitter? It’s going to come back to haunt you if he keeps it up

      • Zach

        to every hitter? he’s faced 2 batters and the third batter is 0-2

        • Axl

          That’s right. 1st guy went 3-0, 2nd guy 2-0, 3rd guy walked…

          But I’m the crazy one…

          • Zach

            yes you are

            • Axl

              Add the wild pitch on the resume so far too…he’s been all over the place…the Red Sox just aren’t capitalizing. If he keeps getting wild they’re just simply going to take Kevin Youkillis’s approach

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Oh look a scoreless inning.

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

        No you don’t. Your track record shows you have an eye for flying off the handle initially and then apologizing when your histrionics look all the more ridiculous in retrospect.

        Seriously, dude, you have mental issues. Seek professional help.

        • Axl

          I knew it was only a matter of time before personal insults were thrown around because you disagree with my rational opinions on what’s actually going on…well done.

          • Buddy

            i do not think you know what rational means.

            in your world, judging a guy after 3 pitches is rational. so please stop pretending you’re level headed and everyone else is crazy.

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

            It’s not a personal insult, it’s a plea for help.

            You’re not rational. You’re irrational. Rational people don’t yo-yo like you do.

            • Axl

              “We all go a little crazy sometimes…”

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

                No, we all don’t. Most of us don’t go a little crazy sometimes, Axl.

  • RichYF

    Predictions for AJ’s line tonight?

    I’ll say 6.1IP, 2ER, 7K, 3BB

    • nathan

      6.2 IP 5ER 5K 4BB

    • Mike HC

      7.1 innings, 4 runs, 3 earned. 7 k’s

      • Zach

        keeping the streak of errors alive eh?

  • BigBlueAL

    Im sorry for posting this here so disregard it if you must but I had no idea and just saw that the Nationals also had the 10th pick in the draft. How did that happen??????

    • Zach

      They didnt sign their pick from last year, so it carries over

    • pat

      didn’t sign last years pick aaron crow

    • nathan

      comp for missing Aaron Crow last year… i guess

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

      Just ask the question in Mike’s liveblog, and then you won’t have to apologize for anything.

      • BigBlueAL

        LOL I was goin to but I figured their picks had passed already and he had probably discussed it in the past so didnt want to bother. Plus now that everybody mentioned it they didnt sign their 1st round pick last year so that would make perfect sense.

    • RichYF

      Really? Batting average?

      How about his 400 OBP and his 599 SLG?

      56 hits, 32 for extra bases? That do anything for you?

      If Teixeira weren’t crushing everything he sees right now, I think Bay would be the MVP…

      • RichYF

        Grr. I totally didn’t click reply to this topic. The cake is a lie.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Awesome, AJ. Start 0-2 and lose him. Control is looking ‘meh’ tonight.

    • nathan

      There goes the perfecto

    • Nady Nation

      Meh might be generous.

    • Nady Nation

      What is the rationale behind hitting Cano 5th and not Posada?

  • Zach

    If it hits your glove you have to catch it

  • Mike HC

    Bay is hitting only .277. I know he is playing well, but maybe everyone was a bit premature with all the MVP talk, eh.

    • cjc

      big hits 55 rbi

      • Mike HC

        ha, i know. I was trying to nit pick his worst stat.

    • Zach

      16 HR, .400 OBP, 55rbi through 56 games, still impressive

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

      Yeah, but he’s still OBPing .400 and SLGing .599.

      A .277/.400/.599 line is most definitely MVP worthy. Batting average is a horribly stupid metric.

      • Mike HC

        I think batting average gets a bad rap. I know that other stats are better in evaluating helping a team win, but the entertaining part about baseball is seeing a guy HIT the ball. Winning is the most entertaining thing, but seeing Cano, Vlad and the other hackers are very entertaining. Seeing a guy work a walk is skillful, but not quite as entertaining.

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

          If batting average was presented as just one rate stat amongst 4-5 other equally important rate stats, it would be fine.

          When it’s elevated to be more important than the other rate stats, that’s when there’s an issue. Rate stats should be linked primarily to plate appearances, not to at bats. That’s like evaluating a multiple choice test only on the questions where the correct answer isn’t choice “B”.

          • Mike HC

            I get it. I am on board with the progressive stat movement. But, as a fan, I watch baseball to be entertained. The most entertaining thing about baseball is guys throwing 95-100 right by hitters, and players hitting the ball hard. Somewhere way down the list of entertaining things to watch, is a guy working a walk. As a GM, building a winning team, yes, BA would not be the most important stat, but as a fan, who wants to drink a beer and watch a game, I want to see K’s and hits. Not so much walks. Don’t take this as me disagreeing with you, I am just looking at it from another angle.

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

              I’m not saying you shouldn’t be more entertained by a hit than a walk.

              I’m saying, you should value STATISTICS that accurately portray good baseball abilities more than statistics that don’t.

              I enjoy hits more than walks too. Doesn’t mean I want to intentionally choose to use flawed stats to base my baseball strategy and player evaluation on.

              Two different worlds.

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          Fathers don’t bring their sons to games to see walks.

          -I Suzuki

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

            Enjoying baseball games and valuing statistics appropriately are far from the same thing.

  • cjc

    THROW FING STRIKES

  • MattG

    Yowza–can we trade Kim Jones for Heidi Watney?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I think we’d have to throw in Lorenz for that one.

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

      Sadly, a Kim Jones for any other team’s sideline-reporterbabe is probably a win for us. She’s replacement level at best.

      • BigBlueAL

        We need to get Erin Andrews!!!!

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

          Meh.

          Sure, Andrews >>>>> Jones, but I think Erin Andrews herself is wildly overrated.

  • Tom Zig

    Kinda odd how we lost 5 games to the Sox this year and we still have a 1 game lead…

  • Axl

    Who wins in a fight?

    Burt Reynolds or Tom Selleck…

    • BigBlueAL

      Gotta go with Magnum P.I.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Okay, lemme ask you a question: who’s side did you take in the big David Lee Roth-Van Halen split?

      What?

      What kind of question is that?

      Who’s side did you take: Halen or Roth?

      …Van Halen

      HE’S A COP!

      • Axl

        LOL…

        Trick question…Lemy IS God!

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Airheads?

        • Axl

          You bet. “Bee Arthur…fabulous work…”

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          Yup.

          67 copies of Moby Dick.

          The movie or the book?

          They made a book outta that?

      • Jay

        That’s not fair David sold a lot of records after leaving the band….

    • pc69

      Selleck. Reynolds is too old.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Good job by Robbie, although with this bullpen, we may want Beckett in the game.

  • Accent Shallow

    Can’t decide if I like that at-bat or not — worked the count, took a lot of pitches, but weakly grounded out.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      On ball 4.

      • Accent Shallow

        I think that’s my least favorite thing about “patient Robbie”. He still seems to put bad pitches in play, only this year they’re on a 3-2 instead of a 1-1 count.

      • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

        Too close to take.

  • Drew

    This doesn’t yet have the feel of a typical Yanks Sox game

    • Mike HC

      wait till beckett or Burnett throw at/inside at a hitter. It will escalate quickly from there.

  • Zach

    How is NESN talking about the bandbox when they’re not even playing in NY?

  • Axl

    Who wins in a fight?

    Statler or Waldorf…

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Wow, great pitch by Beckett.

  • pat

    oof that was a nice pitch.

  • Accent Shallow

    At least they’re running up Beckett’s pitch count.

  • Axl

    Ok. Let’s pick the inning we all think the Yankees will get their first hit in…

    And what about Boston…

  • Jay

    So what’d I miss?

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    He is really not locating his fastball.

    • Yankee1010

      And he’s missing by feet.

  • Axl

    Good Ol’ “CRAZY” Axl lol. Burnett starting off with another 3-0 count…then walked him…

    I mean cmon. Are you honestly going to tell me he has his stuff tonight? I knew it right off the bat…(no pun intended)

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

      I’m honestly going to tell you IT’S THE SECOND INNING.

      Calm. The. Hell. Down.

      • Jay

        Why waste time being rational?

      • Axl

        Add a HR given up to Ortiz who is batting under .200 with a total of TWO home runs (previously)…

        • Jay

          See Joe’s post.

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

          Still the second inning.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Burnett cannot hit the damn strike zone tonight.

  • RichYF

    BURNETT IS A BUMB!

    • LiveFromNewYork

      There’s two b’s in that word??

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        No, one ‘b’ but two ‘t’s….

  • pat

    Nice anecdote Kay, you asked terry francona if papi was done and he said “I DO NOT THINK SO”

    Fucking groundbreaking mike, great job.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    How the fuck do we give a HR to Ortiz.

  • BigBlueAL

    Why am I not surprised.

  • Axl

    Wow…what did I tell you?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Why don’t you go start your own blog? I mean, you’re so damn smart that EVERYONE would read it.

      • Axl

        That’s true. I really should…

        But what would you guys do without me?? It would be like the blind leading the blind…lol

    • Zach

      Wow you predicted AJ would give up runs, amazing prediction.

    • Jay

      If he gives up 2 runs through 7 does he still suck?

      • Axl

        He won’t. He’s walked 2 guys…started off almost every hitter 2-0 or even 3-0. And he’s given up an absolute bomb to a guy who’s in the rubbish…

        I don’t see the runs stopping here…doesn’t take a mad scientist to know that one…

        • Jay

          Little help here please?

        • Zach

          Yeah just how the game thread was blowing up after Pettite gave up that HR the other night and oh he ended up going 6ip 3r 2er

  • Accent Shallow

    Really? To the mummified corpse of David Ortiz?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

    That was the worst thing that could have possibly happened.

  • Drew

    Fuckin A

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I’m scared for when Ortiz starts to heat up. Just sayin’. He’s not gonna OPS under .600 all year.

  • RichYF

    Lol, I wish I were surprised by that.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Are u serious Ortiz.

  • Yankee1010

    Great stuff, AJ. Want to locate your command relatively soon?

  • pc69

    well you know Burnett’s stuff sucks tonight if Fat Ortiz was able to hit a HR dead center on him.

    Fucking waste.

    • handtius

      It’s called a pitch down the middle. if he can’t hit that hard, he can’t hit anything.

  • e mills

    Can’t wait to see that all over sportscenter for the next two days

  • V

    Forget Pettitte, move Burnett to the 8th inning, and give Hughes his spot.

    Man, that contract is going to look bad.

    • Zach

      I hope that’s sarcasm

      • V

        It’s frustration. If he can’t command his fastball, he’s the worst pitcher in the rotation right now.

  • Buddy

    Ortiz owns the Yanks. They are single handedly resurrecting his career.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    He owns the Yanks, what can you do.

  • Doctor J

    AJ will drive you crazy…..the walks, giving big papi his confidence back. He’s got great stuff, but he’s a .500 pitcher

    • Mike HC

      I’ve never heard of a pitcher being described as a .500 pitcher before.

      • Doctor J

        would you prefer five-hundred? (it takes too long to type!!)

  • John

    WOW! WTF!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    God damn it, we need to crush the Sox after that HR.

  • Charlie

    OH MY GOD!!!! NOT BIG EFFIN PAPI

  • cjc

    curtain call really fuck off

  • RichYF

    Really? A curtain call?

    Also, wow. That’s a meatball.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

    Holy crap that ball tailed.

  • cjc

    here we go delgado all over again ortiz will murder from this point on you’re welcome boston

  • RichYF

    Let’s see how Burnett responds before we lynch him.

    Strike 4 to Varitek.

  • Drew

    Yes’s/My9’s gun is a disgrace.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Garder needs a HE today to surpass Ortiz again.

  • Mike HC

    Well, the beginning of the game is not exactly going as we would have drawn it up. We have to score some runs anyway though.

  • pc69

    The way Beckett is pitching (like Halladay) that could be just enough to win the game.

    And then they give that fucker a curtain call. Jesus Christ, this game could not have started worse.

    • Mike HC

      Well, it can get worse right here. Hopefully AJ limits the damage.

  • John

    THAT WAS KOTSAY 1ST FUKIN WALK OF THE YEAR! DAMNIT AJ

    • RichYF

      He’s had like 5 ABs. Chill oot a bit, eh?

    • Zach

      he had 7 FUCKIGN AT BATS

    • kunaldo

      this is ridiculous…well worth the $18 mil!

  • Axl

    Whatta ya know…another walk.

    I mean cmon guys. I know you’re all going to be stubborn and pretend like I’m wrong…but give credit where credit is due.

    I called it. You’re angry that I knew all about it…I get it…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOL

    • Buddy

      so you claim you can tell a pitcher is on after 3 pitches?

      • Axl

        I guess I am…

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

      Batshit insane.

      • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Just ignore him.

    • Zach

      Called what exactly? AJ walks 4 batters every fucking game

      • Axl

        In less than 2 innings????

  • Nady Nation

    Burnett is insanely frustrating to watch.

  • cjc

    fucking AJ I have had about enough of him typical yankee killer beats no matter who he plays for

  • pc69

    Time to get Hughes ready, Burnett does not have it tonight.

    • Doug

      Need him more tom

  • Doctor J

    95-96 MPH DOES YOU NO GOOD IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE IT’S GOING!!!!

    • BIG BOY

      nice game by burnett.

  • Doug

    He should curtain call. We revived the dead

  • BIG BOY

    nice play arod.

  • Drew

    Another fucking error

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Oy. I have a bad feeling that this is gonna be a long game.

  • John

    We’ll come back from this and win for sure:)

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And now we call the 10,000 impatient Yankee “fans”

  • pc69

    Another game, another error. Meltdown is taking shape tonight.

  • cjc

    wtf this team sees the red sox and forgets how to play its godmn embarassing they are shit lucky that after this series they have like 60 games before playing them again pathetic

    • Zach

      they’ve made errors in 5 games prior to the red sox, wtf does that have to do with boston?

  • Axl

    Haha. It’s going to be another one of these. Win 4 out of 6…and then botch a bunch of plays and pitch like you’ve never pitched before…and don’t get any hits…sounds about right.

    If you think AJ is hard to watch…wait until you see Wang out there tomorrow night. It’s going to make this look like the best game we’ve ever seen.

    • Drew

      I see the name Axl and I just expect to read some Oaktag

      • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Just stop replying to him. Everyone.

    • Mike HC

      i think you would have been a good advisor for Steinbrenner back in the day. He watched every game with a football mentality, and treated every run against as a personal insult. I think you guys would have gotten along. Fire the manager!!! Trade the players!!! Start over!!!

  • pat

    wow arod has a pretty strong arm

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

    Nice play, Nails.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Nice throw, Alex. His arm strength is incredible.

  • Mike HC

    A-Rod makes that play look easy … too bad he couldnt make the easy one look easy …

  • RichYF

    GUYS WE’RE LOSING TO THE SUXXX!!!! THIS IS AWFUL!! I KNEW WE’D LOSE!!! SMOKE AND MIRRORS!!!

    I PREDICTED THIS ALL ALONG AFTER I SAW ONE PITCH BY BURNIT!!

    • Axl

      Hahahaha. Look at this. I can’t believe how right I always am. I amaze myself quite a bit…

      • Zach

        yeah you predicted 2 UNearned runs?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        Axl, look through any game thread where the Yanks have won. You are wrong more than you’re right.

        • Axl

          When? That can’t be. You’re making up stories.

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

            I-N-S-A-N-E

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

          Axl, look through any game thread where the Yanks have won. You are wrong more than you’re right.

          Bingo.

        • Zach

          Get a “Dumbass Counter,” whenever someone reaches 5 they get banned for a week :)

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Go to a Red Sox blog then.

      • Mike HC

        you actually take pride in annoying other people … i think you have successfully annoyed just about everyone here. Job well done.

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

      Heh.

      Modern Yankee fans make me sick.

      • Axl

        Yeah, you’re an old hand at this? I forgot. “Old timers” like yourself used to enjoy terrible performances. My grandfather told me about you folk…lol

  • Doctor J

    Another friggin’ error…..just shows you that 18 game streak was at least 50% luck. Their D is back to being a liability

  • BigBlueAL

    Maybe they can extend Burnett’s suspension to the rest of the season.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    We need to score 20 runs so all these doubters can leave.

    • RichYF

      Not possible. Losing to the Red Sox isn’t allowed. Each loss counts for 8 games in the standings. We’re already down 40. Season is on the line tonight. Too bad Burnett sucks. I knew ALL ALONG that he’d be an awful signing. If only you guys listened to me….

    • cjc

      oh stop being all high and mighty people are frustrated and rightfully so this team has played like shit when ever they see a glimpse of boston venting is part of having a game thread

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

        Frustration is understandable and acceptable.

        Nihilistic defeatism is not.

  • V

    I have less faith in Burnett than Wang at this point.

    • Doug

      Dumb comment

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    4-0

  • cjc

    0-6 awesome

    • Axl

      0-7 after Wang tomorrow night.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      If the Yanks come back to win, I’m banning you.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        o_0

      • cjc

        please by all means do

      • Axl

        Hahaha. Now there’s some rationality. Shall I call you the kettle or the pot??

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

        Whether we come back or not should be immaterial to that decision.

        • Axl

          Ah cmon tommie, I thought you were on my side! lol

          You guys are all the same. Who flips the “on” button in the morning for all you guys? You’re like a bunch of robots. Nobody is allowed to have any opposing views. If you have any sort of personality…people want you banned LOL.

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

            I was on your side, because i called you for being insane and you apologized and said you were going to stop being insane because you admitted to me that you knew it was insane, and now you’re right back to being an insane jerkoff again.

            So no, I’m not on your side.

            You’re not at risk of being banned for having personality or having opposing views. You’re at risk of being banned because you’re taking irrational glee at your insane predictions of doom. Red Sox fans come on here and act more civilly than you.

        • Jay

          I thought this was the place to hang out watch the game and ROOT FOR YOUR team….

          I must have missed something.

  • Drew

    What happened to AJ dominating the AL East?

  • Axl

    Ok guys, you’re right. I was wrong. I jumped to conclusions. AJ Burnett is pitching great. LOL

    • Zach

      2 unearned runs

    • V

      Find a bridge and jump off it. Please.

      I’ve never seen a ‘fan’ of a team so happy that his team is losing than you. Go back to SoSH and get the fuck out of here, asshole.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And the funny thing is HE’S NEVER HERE WHEN WE WIN.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          No, he is. He complains then, too.

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

            And then he apologizes after we come back and win for being as fucking insane as a fruitbat earlier.

      • Axl

        When did I say I was happy Burnett was tanking? I just try to make the best out of everything. This time I just so happen to call everything so I’m a little impressed with myself. Are you telling me I can’t be happy with my accomplishments and I should sulk and get angry like you guys instead??

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

          I just try to make the best out of everything.

          No you don’t. That’s a boldfaced lie.

          Are you telling me I can’t be happy with my accomplishments and I should sulk and get angry like you guys instead??

          A) You have no accomplishments.
          B) We’re only angry at you for your annoying insanity.

          • Axl

            For no reason at all we’re not only losing but we’re looking like shit doing so…after winning 4 of 6. We go 18 games without an error then go (what seems like) 18 games in a row WITH an error. Burnett has a great outing last time…and everybody’s been hitting. We show up in Boston and it’s like it’s April 09 all over again. Trying to find ways to lose. I’m noticing all of this and I called it. Told everyone what I saw. People said I was crazy and got angry…then more and more I started looking more right…and it made people even MORE angry because they didn’t want me to be right. So now we’re here…

            And I have plenty of accomplishments. What are yours? Throwing personal insults at people who have opposing views on baseball? lol. I guess you’re right…if that’s the case.

    • Buddy

      you simply dont get it. youre too full of yourself to realize it though.

    • Anthony

      Just ignore him. Please.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Bust.

  • V

    Man, and the draft is not looking good. All the signability guys are getting nabbed.

    • Buddy

      doesnt really matter. the can’t take a signability guy in the first round. if the guy doesnt sign this year they lose the pick and no compensation next year.

  • Hova

    Hahahha. This has to be a joke right? Ortiz brings in 2 runs, then Nancy Drew? LOL.

    • dudes

      does posada realize that 99% fastballs is retarded?

  • Nady Nation

    It’s funny. After Burnett was real good his first 2 starts, he’s been pretty terrible since.

  • Buddy

    whew… i was worried about using Mo 4 days in a row…

  • Doug

    And crappy Wang tomorrow

  • handtius

    Why does there always seem to be more annoying people around when we play the Soxs?

    • Tom Zig

      nah they just are more noticeable

    • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

      im going with a shot in the dark: sox trolls?

  • Tom Zig

    It would be nice to win one against the Sox this year. 4-runs is a bit to come back from with Beckett on the mound. Certainly doable.

  • BIG BOY

    maybe we’ll see swisher pitch.

  • pc69

    boy the way Burnett looks, he sure supports the “Contract Year” player.

    • Zach

      never heard that one before

      • pc69

        He had an opt out clause which is like your contract being up, so last year he pitched brilliantly to get a huge contract – Enter Big Stein, Cash, and Tony Soprano’s bags of money. Now that he has the contract, the incentive is not as great.

        But, just saying that is how he looks tonight.

  • JobaJr

    Anyone got some white out I can take a whiff of right now?

  • pc69

    Look at Burnett’s face, he has given up already.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      What? His expression never changes.

      • Anthony

        True, but not when you decide to disregard reality. That’s the key here.

  • BigBlueAL

    Its going to be a long first 2 games of this series for the Yankees bullpen.

  • Mike HC

    You can bet they would have sent him if Damon was out there. Does arm strength factor in to any of the new age defensive metrics?

  • Doctor J

    is he at 80 pitches yet??

    • Zach

      wait 19 more and he will reach 80

    • JobaJr

      60. No joke.

  • pat

    OMg 4 RUNS.. INSURMOUNTABLE!!!!!

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Unbelievable, right? This thread has reminded me why I began steering clear of game threads this season.

      • kunaldo

        it’s not that it’s insurmountable…it’s just maddening to watch this guy pitch like it’s his first time ever…i guess the frustration increases when it’s against our hated rivals…but i mean, throwing 0-2 pitches down the middle is never a good strategy, nor is throwing all fastballs

        not only that, it seems as though beckett is dealing…i’m not saying the season is over or anything….but as a fan, i’m thoroughly annoyed

        • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Yeah, of course it’s frustrating when things aren’t going well for the Yankees, but people could also chill out a bit, take a deep breath, and grow a pair. It’s the third inning on June 9th, and the Yankees have been playing very well and are in first place. Nothing wrong with a little frustration, but some of the comments in this thread have been a little ridiculous.

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

          See, THAT’S how you express frustration without being an annoying asshole.

          Thanks, kunaldo.

          • kunaldo

            Anytime…I’m still going to need a new phone.

          • Axl

            Oh, get a room…

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

              I’ve got a room for you, Axl. It’s white and padded.

              • Axl

                Tommie, while I appreciate your offer…I wouldn’t want to upset Kunaldo. Besides, I have a girlfriend.

    • Zach

      impossible to score off of Josh Beckett and his 5.80 era against the Yankees

    • cjc

      its not the 4 runs its the fact Beckett looks very sharp AJ has thrown 60 friggin pitches in 2 innings and our pen sucks 4 runs tonight is alot

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Over/Under: 4 Hours for this game?

  • pat

    Well the only good thing is beckett has been sitting for a while in this shitty weather.

  • cjc

    this signing looks horrid

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      In June of the first year of the contract. Perspective, friendo.

  • Charlie

    AJ is getting rocked. I’m already worried about his contract. I’m stickin with the draft tonight..

    • Zach

      dont come back either

  • BIG BOY

    time for burnett’s annual DL stint.

  • Anthony

    Looks like the bandwagoners are out in force tonight.

    • Doug

      Most wouldn’t sign on unless to bitch bout bad play

  • Hova

    62 pitches through 2 innings. A veteran like Burnett has to know that we’re probably gonna need our pen with Wang tomorrow. If you want to be paid $16.6M a year, you gotta come up big. Unacceptable.

    • Zach

      yea because he tried to throw 62 pitches

  • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

    thank god thats over. Here’s to getting back in this and knocking Beckett around.
    Yanks can do this

  • Nady Nation

    Alright, 4 runs w/7 innings to play isn’t bad at all. Time to start chipping away.

  • Doug

    Isn’t this the comeback team?

    • JobaJr

      Good attitude man. We can easily get back in this. Bloop and a blast.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Alright I have an idea. Let’s try AJ being caught with Cervelli next time.

  • AsianShuutoHeat

    I canceled dinner with a chick over this?!
    Maybe I can still salvage my night…

    • Mike HC

      your priorities are messed up man. Dinner with a “chick” is more important that 1/162 Yankee games. You gotta re-evaluate some things.

      • AsianShuutoHeat

        But this is the friggin bossux!! Well at least she doesn’t know, I told her I had to stay late for work…I actually just called her not long ago and told her I could meet up in a bit for a make up dinner. Screw the game, it ruined my night.

  • jonathan

    SO we might get one game out of this….CC? maybe??

    • Zach

      go away

      • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

        I understand what you’re doing but i dont think responding to negativity with the like is really helping.

        • Zach

          scroll up and read how people have tried and all you get it- na na na na i told you so

          so please, if someone is going to give up the series in the 3rd inning of game 1 then fucking leave

          • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

            No, i get it and I saw all the Axl garbage but feeding that shit isnt going to help. I’m with you with the sentiment, man but I just dont see how it does anything to respond to them other than distract and prod.

            • Zach

              Because he’s that kid you went to school with just pokes you and say, ha i poked you. You think if he acted like this at a bar or at the stadium?

  • Tom Zig

    Well if you think about it, AJ isn’t on regular rest. He is on like 7 days rest. I understand the strategy of setting up our best pitchers against Boston, but I really hate when they screw with the rotation.

  • jonathan

    Gotta love the headline on mlb.com “Big Papi is back!! Nemesis stuns the yankees!!”

    • RichYF

      LOL.

      I thought you were kidding until I went. Wow.

      Also, since when was a 4-0 game 14-0? Why do we all care so much more that it’s a loss to the Sox? It’s not the end of the world.

      • Zach

        It’s not even a loss, 3rd inning!

    • Hova

      123 inning right here for AJ. Let’s go.

  • Doctor J

    Just saw something that should make everyone feel better: I’m watching the game on NESN, and they have a commercial on featuring Pedroia with his hat off— the little bastard is going bald!!!

    • BIG BOY

      redsox definitely have their number. their pitchers know how to attack our hitters. our pitchers on the other hand are clueless.

      • Zach

        really? beckett has an era of 9.00 against us this year

  • Hova

    Calm down folks. Last time out against the Yankees, Beckett gave up 8 earned runs in 5 innings. The offense will step up at some point. AJ Burnett? Not so much.

  • pc69

    Yanks best option, run the pitch count up on Beckett and watch Papalass blow it.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      They won’t bring him in a 4 run lead. We need to hit NOW.

      • pc69

        Ya, I know. the assumption was that the Yankees offense was able to travel today but after 3 innings, looks like Scranton showed up.

  • YankeeScribe

    As much as it pains me to say this, I think the Red Sox have our number this year

    • http://www.pinstripesplus.com ansky

      still got this and 12 more to turn the tide on the season series. Thats all sorts of time to embarrass the Sox in 09

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

        +1

  • JobaJr

    For anyone that cares about the draft, Tannon Scheppers may fall to the Yankees at #29.

  • pc69

    48 pitches, need to run that count up, he only has 2 strikeouts, but no hits, AND nothing has been hit hard off of him.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Unfortunately even if they knock him off, their bullpen is still good.

  • Axl

    Who has the better line…

    Burnett tonight? Or Wang tomorrow?

    Be honest. All bias aside…

    I think it’s a coin flip…

    • Doug

      Smart $ on Burnett

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Come on, A.J. Get your shit together, please.

  • Axl

    How many walks is that? 4 or 5? In 3 innings of work. Pretty good…

  • BIG BOY

    please bean ortiz in the head with a heater. put him out of his misery.

  • pc69

    Cmon Joe WHAT THE FUCK! I know it is one game but this is embarrassing. Get AJ Give-up off the mound, he does not have it tonight.

  • MattG

    Getting close to 29. Heathcott, Scheppers, Fuentes and Trout all still there. Also, Lane Meyers’ fave, Joseph, Davidson, and Stassi.

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

      Trout just got popped. LAA.

  • Dave

    So where are all those people who were saying “its sooo sad to see Ortiz go out like this”….

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

      Right here. That one HR doesn’t change a thing. I bet he still finishes the year hitting .220/.290/.300.

  • YankeeScribe

    Is Hughes available for tonite?

    • Zach

      Aceves is

    • http://Archimboldi Joe Robbins

      Guys, let’s just watch the game for a while. And Axl, what team do you root for anyway?

  • pc69

    70 pitches, 4 walks, 3 hits 4 runs, 2 ER, 1 strike out…ONLY 32 strikes.

  • Axl

    Even when we make plays we make sure they look ugly…lol

    • Doug

      I can see a guy posting n being angry but ur kind of a douche

  • BIG BOY

    big poopi still sucks. i wish he falls of a cliff.

  • YankeeScribe

    AJ Burnett lacks grit

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

    I have no clue what Mike Lowell was thinking there.

    Epic FAIL.

    • Anthony

      More like epic grit.

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

        Heh.

  • Zach

    Varitek missed hit and run sign?

  • pat

    haha lowell you cock.

  • arlok789

    Alright, nailed lowell, now lets put Varidouche out of his misery.

  • Anthony

    I can’t see the game because I don’t have the my9 but it looks like Burnett is getting squeezed while Beckett is getting some leeway (according to Gameday). Yay or nay?

    • pc69

      No Burnett doesn’t have it tonight. Looks like Randy Johnson early years, but just hasn’t hit someone , YET>

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

      Nah, Burnett just hasn’t been sharp. He’s missing everywhere.

  • Chip

    So I just got here, are all the intelligent people watching the draft or what? This is the worst game thread I’ve seen all season. I mean seriously, they could lose 20-0 and we’re still tied for first

    • Hova

      Chip, don’t you think at some point you have to have a level of pride against your biggest division rival? You don’t find this embarrassing to possibly be 0-6 on the season against the hate Sux?

      If not, I’m happy you don’t share the same hatred for the Red Sux as the rest of us.

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

        Having a level of pride and being upset that we’re not winning is fine.

        Predicting that we suck and can’t possibly win tonight, and then delighting in irrational glee when your nihilistic predictions come true is not fine. It’s annoyingly assholish.

      • Chip

        I’m living with one of the biggest Red Sox fans in the world this summer so believe you me, this losing constantly to them is rough. But if we win the next two games, does it matter if we lost this one?

        Would you rather go 12-0 against the Red Sox in a season or go 0-12 and win the world series? It’s a long season my friend

  • Doctor J

    I finished the entire Sunday Times crossword puzzle in the time it took Lowell to get to 2nd base

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Hehe, at least Jorge threw SOMEONE out!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    1-5 K/BB = no fun.

    Are you fuckin’ kidding me, Cano?

  • Axl

    1 strike out and 5 walks. But Axl’s “CRAZY” remember! He couldn’t possibly have called any of this! LOL…give me a break. Still think he’s pitching well? Get a pulse…

    • Chip

      Blind squirrels

    • RichYF

      !kickban

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

      he’s obviously not pitching well….but the season is not over, contrary to popular belief…

      • Axl

        Agreed. And I appreciate your response. You can be cordial while the rest of the heathens insult me personally for being right LOL. Imagine that.

        I can only imagine. Nostradamus predicts a bunch of stuff and everybody insults him personally afterwards for it. LOL

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

          Your reputation precedes you.

    • Yankee1010

      Do you even enjoy watching the Yanks at all?

    • Anthony

      It’s the 3rd inning of the game… We couldn’t possibly come back from this deficit… Anthony might be ‘CRAZY’ too! LOL… Still think we’re not in first place? Get a pulse…

      /Axl’d

  • arlok789

    RAGE

  • Dave

    Burnett, more strikes than balls. Awesome.

  • BIG BOY

    maybe now girardi wont pitch burnett on 6 day rest.

    • Zach

      You had faith in Andy pitching in Fenway after that 5 IP, 7H, 4R, 6BB performance?

      • BIG BOY

        i’m saying now girardi won’t pitch burnett on 6 day rest.

        • Zach

          ok, it seemed like you were second guessing the move

  • DGeezy

    this is painful to watch

  • dkidd

    nick green? nick green???????????

  • Aaron Boone

    alright enough of this girardi, get him out of there

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Yeesh. Just one of those nights.

    Should we just hope for the rainout at this point?

    • Dave

      Wow, that would be amazing.

  • Yankee1010

    Man, this is fugly.

    The bullpen is going to get worked tonight. Hopefully, Wang will step it up tomorrow.

  • Drew

    Poor Gatorade jug.

  • YankeeScribe

    Nick Green?

  • pc69

    So, anyone wish the Yankees would have signed Lowe?

    There you go Torre, I mean Girardi, let them get the 5 spot first.

    Nice AJ, kick the cooler like it is its fault.

    • Zach

      fuck no. Derek Lowe?

    • Nady Nation

      Seriously? When did you want him to get pulled? 2-0? Gimme a break. Burnett sucked tonight, and Girardi didn’t wanna have to use the pen for 6+ innings so he tried to ride it out. Putting any of this on Girardi is ridiculous.

      • pc69

        Relax. No one is putting this on Girardi but are you telling me you did not see this coming after the 1st inning?

        • Nady Nation

          After his scoreless first inning? No, I didn’t see that.

    • BIG BOY

      unhittable 95 mph curve

  • Hova

    If AJ give us 25 starts this year, he just made $664K for this start. Amazing. We should force all of our children to do nothing other than play baseball. Hopefully one of them can make it to the majors. Haha.

  • Dave

    I bet AJ uses this as motivation and really gets his shit together after this start

  • pat

    shitt shnepeprs is still available.. uh ohhhh

    • pat

      off topic my apologies.

  • Drew

    This game is far from over fellas.

  • Jake H

    Loving this start.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Can we get a moratorium on the “this contract is gonna suck” talk in regards to Burnett? It’s the third month of a five year deal. Relax, everyone.

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

      Exactly. I was against the Burnett deal, but I agree that it’s still WAY, WAY too early to bash it.

    • Anthony

      But where’s the fun of not overreacting game 68 of the year?

    • Accent Shallow

      He could be the guy who puts it together in his 30s, but all indications are that he’s streaky as hell, has trouble harnessing his stuff, and has trouble staying healthy.

  • Bleakley

    Anyone notice that the YES gun has every pitch at 95 even on curveballs? Can’t they just give the right speed?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Over/under that 50 percent of people saying “OMFG THE YANKEES SUCK BASED ON ONE GAME!” people will leave if we take the lead/tie?

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

      Over.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    AJ Burnett vs BOS this year

    7.2 IP
    13 R
    11 ER
    13 H
    3 HR
    8 BB
    4 SO

  • Chip

    I don’t know what thought makes me more excited, Axl getting banned if we win or for the actual come back win if we win

  • JobaWockeeZ

    W got Slade Heathcott.

  • Bleakley

    Heathcott

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

    Pick’s in. Slade Heathcott.

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

      Facially, he looks like a lighter-skinned Al Aceves. It’s uncanny.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Boston takes Reymond Fuentes at #28

  • Bleakley

    He looks a lot like Gardner

  • josh

    i realize it is way early to be talking about the playoffs but i think the yanks have a real good team this year so i will . what would the rotation look like? i feel like joba is the2nd best starter on the team but wont be available because of the innings limit. i dont think i trust burnett in game 2 and pettitte doesnt seem to go deep enough. would love to see wang find his form and take the #2 spot, which is where i thought he would be when the season started, but that might not happen. assuming wang does become the teams #2 pitcher that puts cc and wang as our top guys. neither of whom have pitched particularly well in the postseason. that coupled with the lack of a good bullpen makes me worry. do you thin k this team is built for the playoffs?

  • Tatedoog

    I Don’t want to hear anymore of He has dominant stuff but it’s just not being located… this guy is a fucking bum. Always has been. He’s never been a big winner. Just a big fucking Hot Head. He’s Kyle Farnsworth all over again. As far as Girardi is concerned. Why in the fuck would he even leave Aj in after walking Varitek? What is it going to take to get this guy fired? An 0-10 record against the sox? Wang is gonna get absolutely shelled tomorrow (a game in which Hughes should be starting.) CC is our only hope… What a fucking disaster!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s funny I never saw these new people until we are losing and they start overreacting.

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

        Yup.

    • RichYF

      Thanks for the insight. Your opinion is valued on this board. I look forward to reading more of your comments in the future.

      A+ trader. Would do business again.

    • kunaldo

      stop. please say you’re joking.

    • Justin R

      Seriously, that may be one of the worst posts I have seen on any sports related website.

    • Zach

      another one of you?

  • handtius

    wow, beckett those a 95 mph curve!

  • Dorian

    I’m watchin the draft and turn the game on only to find we’re gettin owned by the douche patch.

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

      The 21st century Yankee fan has become the 20th century Red Sox fan.

      Pathetic.

  • Doctor J

    I gotta admit it….Beckett, aka shaggy, aka mons pubis chin, aka monsieur massengil looks good tonight

  • dkidd

    come on alex!

  • MattG

    Alright, how many more minutes until 76? 47 picks, 5 minutes apiece…that’ll be 12:30 AM? Is that right?

    • Zach

      The first round is only 3mins, not sure when they cut time down

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    My Mo I hope A-Rod jacks one out right now.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Not in the cards, apparently.

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

        If it makes you feel any better, or any worse, I’m sure Axl probably “called it”.

  • Dorian

    Is it just me or does Flahrety have an extreme man crush with Beckett.

    • dkidd

      every time flaherty says the word “quality” i die a little bit

  • dkidd

    thank god

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s cut the lead into two please. Then every annoying person will leave.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    The comeback starts now!

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Or later.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    finally we have a hit.

  • Accent Shallow

    A-Rod’s injury has made me overthink his poor at-bats and slumps. Rather than “He’s a great player, but he’s still gonna make an out ~60% of the time,” it becomes “I wonder if he’s worried about/favoring the hip, and can’t get around on that pitch?”

    Argh.

  • Hova

    Damn, Beckett is dealing.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Pitch count for Beckett?

  • pat

    Hey kay its beckett you dickhead