Jul
22

Yanks topple Os for sixth straight

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For the Yankees, life is good. They’ve gotten contributions from all ends in the six games since the break, and have taken all six contests. The latest came earlier this afternoon in the series finale against the Orioles. The Yankees sent out A.J. Burnett, hoping he’d replicate the success he’d had leading up to the break. They were not disappointed.

Burnett scattered six hits and three walks over seven innings of work, tossing 104 pitches and getting 68 over for strikes. That’s a bit more than we’re used to seeing from Burnett. He ran into trouble a couple of times, both on out of the ordinary plays. In the third Nick Swisher dropped a fly ball led to a first and third, none out situation, and then a second and third, one out situation. Swisher got his redemption, though, running down a line drive by Ty Wiggington to end the frame.

The jam in the seventh didn’t end so painlessly. Robert Andino, the Orioles No. 9 hitter, bounced one sky high in front of the plate. By the time it came down neither Posada nor Burnett had a chance to make a play. Adam Jones later doubled, and Nick Markakis knocked in the Os first run with a sac fly. The Yanks were out of the inning when Aubrey Huff hacked at strike three in the dirt, but it bounced away from Posada and Jones scored. That’s quite a painful way to surrender two runs.

The action picked up again in the ninth. Phil Hughes had pitched the eighth, but the Yankees tacked on a run in the bottom, so Brian Bruney came in to close things out. It was his first appearance since July 10, and we’re all familiar with his struggles of late. Things looked good, as he struck out Andino, on three pitches, and Roberts, on a two-two count.

Then Adam Jones homered on the first pitch he saw. Okay. Forgivable. Adam Jones is good, and that was probably a poorly placed pitch. But when Nick Markakis followed two pitches later, that was enough. Girardi made the slow walk to the mound, summoning Rivera for the one-out save. Rivera completed striking out the side, and the Yanks picked up another victory.

We often hear about the Yankees struggling against rookie pitchers they’ve yet to see — in fact, I think it’s brought up in some capacity every time, win or lose. Today they not only got to Jason Berken, but they got to him early. It helped that Brian Roberts bobbled a Robinson Cano bouncer with the bases loaded, but when the frame was over the Yanks had jumped out to a 4-0 lead. That would be enough for Burnett to cruise through the rest of the game.

It’s tough coming up with new things to say after all these wins. The Yankees played well. They hit with runners in scoring position: 7 for 15. They got some timely pitching and made some good defensive plays (even if they were making up for previous blunders). It was an all-around great effort, as it has been since the break (and before). Teams that play like this will win ball games. That’s what they tell me.

It’s back to work tomorrow. A’s are in town for a four-game set. CC Sabathia gets to open things up. Until then, treat this as your open thread. But treat it gently.

Categories : Game Stories
  • Steve H

    Good day to be VP of the Swish fan club.

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

      I’m trying to recruit whozat to be an officer as well.

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

        As Chancellor of the Exchequer of the Evil Empire, I’d like to point out that I’m an unnamed (but voting) member of the executive officer’s board of every player fanclub.

      • Steve H

        Just hope he’s not scared off by the terrible instincts and defense. And speaking of that, all of the people who were up in arms because of 2 or 3 mad plays that were magnified because they came within a few games of each other, will they now push for a GG for Swish?

      • whozat

        Only if I can be the Minority Whip.

  • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

    That line by Swisher was great.

    “If I were ice cream, I’d be rocky road.”

    Classic.

  • Tony

    So… about the Great Boston Whitewash…

    When is someone in the mainstream media going to say something? Bill Simmons is the only person that will even joke about it.

    • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

      Whowhat?

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

      Meh, for all the stuff about all the white guys in Boston, here’s the titans of the Boston Sports Scene in recent memory:

      Tom Brady (check)
      Bill Belicheck (yup)
      Tedy Bruschi (he’s half Italian, so… kinda check)
      Kevin Millar (fan favorite, sure)
      Josh Beckett (okay)
      Papsmear (can’t get much whiter than that)
      Kevin Youkilis (he’s an actual Neanderthal, that counts)
      Dustin Pedroia (Leprechaun, he’s good)
      Varitek (NO HITTAZ!!!!!)
      Terry Francona (that works)

      but, all these guys are or were probably bigger than everyone above (outside of Brady)

      Randy Moss
      Rodney Harrison
      Willie McGinest
      Kevin Garnett
      Ray Allen
      Paul Pierce
      Rajon Rondo
      Doc Rivers
      Manny Ramirez
      David Ortiz
      Pedro Martinez
      Nomar Garciaparra
      Taco Bellsbury
      Mo Vaughn

      • Tom Zig

        I once told Boston fans on a message board that the Red Sox had a lot of white players and they proceeded to call me an ass hole and a racist and pointed out to me that Jason Bay was Canadian.

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

          Priceless.

          Because when I think of Canada, the last thing I think of is white people. The very last thing.

          The only thing I associate with Canada is Jarome Iginla and Kardinal Ofisshal.

          • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

            Canadians aren’t white! They’re French!

            DUH!!!

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

              Plus we have Uncle David!!

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

            I’m with you. I only think of Sharon Bruneau and Jodie Resther.

          • Ivan

            Gee I wonder y CC Sabathia didn’t wanna go there.

            • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

              We offered more money?

              Wow I can’t believe I’m defending Boston. That’s a first.

              • Steve H

                Did Boston even offer him any money? I think theres a little too much grasping at straws going on here.

                • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

                  In fact I think the Yanks were the only ones who made CC an offer.

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

                  No, the Brewers, Angels, and Giants did as well. I’m pretty sure Boston wasn’t a factor at all.

                • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

                  Either way.

                • JGS

                  why would Boston offer him money when they have the best rotation that ever existed?

          • donttradecano

            Offishal.

          • Mr.Jigginz

            “We are,murder-ah…M.C. kill-ah…(murder,she wrote…)”

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        Who cares if they have a lot of any race?

        The idea is to create the best team, not the most racially balanced one.

        • Tony

          It stopped looking like a coincidence about 18 months ago.

          • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

            My guess is coincidence.

            They have a very good team in Boston, I don’t think they’re trying to avoid signing other races.

            Sorry. Much as I hate the Sox, I think everybody’s making something out of nothing.

      • Steve H

        KG is a God in Boston. Mo/Pedro/Manny/Nomar all were until the Sox brass ripped them on the way out. And everyone LOVES Moss.

      • Tony

        I’m not talking about whether the city has a race problem. I’m talking about the Red Sox.

      • Ivan

        Remember when people killed Isiah Thomas for making that comment about Bird years back.

        I kinda got what he was saying.

        • Steve H

          People killed Isiah because it was a completely idiotic comment more than they killed it for being a racial comment. If Bird was black/white/red/green/blue he’s a top 5-10 player of all time.

    • Steve H

      Rosenthal addressed in October, but not much was made out of it. Of course they then went out and signed Smoltz/Penny/Baldelli.

      http://tinyurl.com/nz8o

    • Thomas A. Anderson

      Tony says:

      So… about the Great Boston Whitewash…

      When is someone in the mainstream media going to say something? Bill Simmons is the only person that will even joke about it.

      Y HALO THAR:

      http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4345309

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Tony Bernazard

    OK, which one of you mothers wants a piece of me, huh?!?

    • Simon B.

      Even your name seems obnoxious. It would just be the icing on the cake as a vindictive Yankee fan if you keep your job.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Tony Bernazard

        MY JOB?? Omar works for ME!!!! I make one phone call and Omar is DONE!

        AND TELL THAT LITTLE BITCH K-ROD TO SHUT HIS BITCH MOUTH!! LESS BITCHING AND MORE PITCHING!!!

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

          *Yawns*

        • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

          You know who Jose Coronado is, don’t you? Look it up.

    • Jose Coronado

      Bring it on, mother effer.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Tony Bernazard

    and another thing GET YOUR SORRY MOTHERF**KING A** OUT OF MY SEAT C***SUCKER!!! I WILL RIP THAT SEAT OUT OF THE GROUND AND BEAT YOUR A** WITH IT!!!

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

      Right after this inning is over, Chief.

  • Mike bk

    sox not only got laroche for two low prospects but also got some potential value for lugo in chris duncan. made the bench better.

    • Jose Coronado

      I think Laroche is better than Duncan.

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

      Yup. Two nice trades for them. Maybe that will help them lock up the wildcard.

      I’ll have to take your word for it… Number 2…

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        I don’t think there was anything wrong with what Mike said.

        He said the bench improved because of the trades. And it has.

        Didn’t say they were differencemakers or anything.

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

      Duncan’s being assigned to AAA.

    • Simon B.

      LaRoche might prove to be a positive pickup, though he’s hardly an earth-shattering acquisition in any sense, but the Lugo trade was basically a matter of getting anything at all before Lugo would decline his assignment and become a free agent.

      Really, these trades a big load of nothing for all involved.

  • Nady Nation

    Knick fans: Miller or Sessions? Bring back D. Lee? Any other sign and trade ideas?

    • Tom Zig

      Mike Vick.

    • donttradecano

      Sesssions. Unless lees making say 5 a year, i say trade him. anything more is grossly overpaying.

      • Nady Nation

        Agreed. I’d rather not have Lee clogging up 2010 cap room. He’s a nice player, but not $8M a year nice.

  • Ivan

    In other news, Senior VP Mark Newman Cursed out the Double A team Thunder and especially Star prospect Jesus Montero and called him a “Pussy ass bitch”

    Then Newman ripped off his shirt and reportly said “What your gonna do, when Mark Newman gets the ass whipping on you, what your gonna do, when Mark Newman gets heavy on you Brother”

    • Steve H

      IETC.

      What did he have to say about Melvin?

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Actually, Melvin lost today. Did you not feel the collective sadness of the World around 3:30 today?

        It is a depressing day today in Daytona Beach. I may change my name to “Andy in Rainy Florida”, the rainy part, of course, being my tears.

        :(

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

      Oh, I can just see this right now. Can’t you just see this guy-

      http://www.sjcsc.org/clip_image003.gif

      ..ripping off his shirt and challenging 6’4″ Montero to a fight?

      • Steve H

        But Montero is not athletic or agile enough to handle catching, how’s he gonna handle Mark Newman?

  • Tom Zig

    So the Sox have interest in Victor Martinez (no surprise)

    What would it take for them to land him anyways?

    • Jake H

      Lot more then they want to give up. Probably Mr. I steal Laptops and Lars Anderson with another prospect from the low minors.

      • Omar Minaya

        According to Sox fans Buchholz is the most untouchable prospect in all of sports.

    • Steve H

      Bucholz. Bill Simmons posted several reasons why he’s pissed they won’t give up Bucholz for V-Mart, all pretty valid. Did you know Clay will be 25 in less than month??

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        I think we should make Bucholz a curse word.

        • Steve H

          Go Bucholz yourself.

          Yeah, that works.

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

            or “Hey! Get back here with my laptop!!!”

          • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

            I was thinking like:

            “The Yankees are gonna get creamed today.”

            “Bucholz! We’re better than this team!”

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

          How about Clay Fuckholz?

      • Ivan

        I can see where the sox won’t trade Buchholz for V-Mart. For starters V-Mart is a FA soon and might not stick at catcher.

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

          Speaking of which, Montero will be 27 when Tex’s contract runs out. So if he can’t stick at catcher as he gets older, Tex isn’t an issue.

          • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

            Unless Tex is still producing at a high level (bet he is). In which case, I hope he sticks at catcher.

          • Ivan

            Yeah, but if Montero is already acclimated at the C position, why move him. Unless his couple years as catcher was putrid, I don’t think you move Montero cuz of his potential production as a catcher. All he has to be is avg defensively as a catcher.

        • Steve H

          Simmons’ reasoning:

          Explanation for CB-VM: 1) Not sold on Buchholz. Worry about his mental makeup in Boston. Turns 25 next mth. Selling high cuz of AAA stats.

          2)Can’t make the 2009 WS without another quality bat. Throwing away wide-open season otherwise. Have to give up something to get something.

          3) 1.5 years of VM = switch-hitting OBP/power, C/1B flex + FANTASTIC clubhouse guy. Handshakes for each teammate! 2 No. 1′s when he leaves.

    • Nady Nation

      They already rejected Buchholz for V-Mart, per Gammons.

  • Jake H

    I love how the Sox have more pitching depth but Dice K is on the Dl because he sucked, Wake is on the DL now and while he has a ton of victories he has a era+ of 108, Smoltz hasn’t pitched well at all.

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

      Well, that’s because Bucholtz is a sure thing.

      Only Yankee prospects struggle in their first few seasons. The Red Sox prospects hit the ground running, and have no adjustement period. That’s because Theo is brilliant, and Brian Cashman wouldn’t know a pitcher if one fell on him.

      • Steve H

        Rosenthal’s headline today:

        “Buchholz gives BoSox ace in the hole”

        5.35 career ERA=Ace in the hole?

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

          1 no hittah!

          • Steve H

            Anibal Sanchez 4.12 career ERA and 1 no hittah!
            Bud Smith 4.95 career ERA and 1 no hittah!
            Jonathan Sanchez 5.06 career ERA and 1 no hittah!

            Talk about aces in the hole!!!

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

              I still have hope for Sanchez to reach his full potential.

              • Steve H

                Me too, since the Sox traded him I hope he goes on to win 5 Cy’s.

                • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

                  And I hope we get him in a lightning in a bottle type trade and he wins five cy youngs for US.

            • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

              Don Larsen had a prefect game and a below five hundred record for his (short) career.

              • JGS

                no hitters in general aren’t really indicative of much

                Number of no hitters:

                Hideo Nomo–2
                Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Mike Mussina, Johan Santana, and Roy Halladay combined–0

        • Ivan

          But he’s a the greatest pitching prospect ever.

        • Mike bk

          that means Sergio Mitre is an ace in the hole.

      • Jake H

        How could I be so stupid!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    “Chaos doesn’t work for the New York Yankees!” ~ Seinfeld

  • bonestock94

    I hope the rangers can pull off the S-word today.

    • Steve H
    • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

      I want the Rangers to shit all over the Red Sox too!

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        I changed my mind. I hope the Red Sox go Bucholz themselves.

        • Steve H

          I hope they do both.

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

    Sox game starts in 2 minutes. On ESPN.

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

      Ooooh, Rick Sutcliffe one of the announcers.

      This should be a real treat. I’m gonna learn a lot about Baseball tonight.

      • Jake H

        That’s right.

  • Mike bk

    David Phelps finally promoted to Tampa.

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

      Is that the guy who was caught smoking a bong?

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        He could go take his gold medals and Bucholz himself with them.

  • JGS

    and Buchholz hits Kinsler to start the game–well done, Clay

    • Dela G

      HES GOING FOR A NO HITTAH!

      • Steve H

        Been there, done that.

        • Dela G

          yep, i remember

          • Steve H

            If you didn’t, ESPN would be sure to remind you, like 10 times a day.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Sutcliffe just stabbed his partner in the ribs with a pencil for talking bad about Captain Courageous.

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

    I’m watching the president speak right now and though he firmly believes in what he’s saying/pushing, I feel as though he’s not entirely confident in this speech.

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

      Matt, I love ya buddy but lets not even get anything political started.

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

        Heh, I wasn’t trying to, but, yeah, let’s stop this where it is.

    • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

      So you’re saying the Prez thinks his speech is Bucholz?

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

        It’s Buchholz.

        • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

          You’re right. My apologies.

      • Steve H

        Probably going to fire the Bucholzing writer who wrote it.

  • Brendan

    Did anyone hear these idiots doing the Red Sox game say that J.D. Drew was one of the most valuable players in the American League?

    • Steve H

      .236/.360/.446 as an MVP candidate.

      Is this the deadball era?

  • Tom Zig

    Texas hitters apparently swinging at everything

    • Dela G

      they’ve been doing that all year

      nothing new :)

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        Luckily for them they’ve been hitting everything too.

  • Dela G

    man this nippert kid for the rangers will get murdered soon if he keeps missing spots

  • Dela G

    rangers just got a double steal

    incredible

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

      I love how Suttcliffe is deflecting all blame from Varitek right now.

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

        I think it’s Bucholtz, but Varitek hasn’t thrown anyone out all year. So either way, its not happening.

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

          17%.

          • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

            But I thought Jorge Posada was the best defensive catcher that ever existed in the history of baseball?

            • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

              *worst* defensive catcher that ever existed

      • Dela G

        sutcliffe is a moron, so its not surprising

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

    The announcer just said Vernon Wells was a “terrific player” for a long time. He’s had exactly three seasons w/an OPS+ over 110 and has a career wOBA of under .350.

    • whozat

      but people have heard of him, so he must have been.

    • Accent Shallow

      For awhile there, he was a terrific CF. Now, not so much.

  • Dela G

    wow

    nick green with a mammoth blast

    1-0 boston

    • whozat

      what the hell? How did Theo get lucky on this guy? He’s been a nobody forever!

      • JGS

        seriously, what the buchholz–he hit .240 for the Yankees a couple of years ago

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

        Green had a good month. He’s been Mo awful of late.

        • Dela G

          ICWUDT

        • Steve H

          78 OPS+. Was a 75 with the Yankees. He’s the same damn player, and he’s not good.

  • KG Sturnz0r – Camilo Gerardo

    not watching, be Nick Green is what Cody Ransom should be this year, not fair

    • KG Sturnz0r – Camilo Gerardo

      ahh Buchholz!! be = but

  • JGS

    he’s just a what off? did he say stoche?

  • Dela G

    HOME RUN RANGERS!!

    1-1

    ian kinsler

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

    Kinsler!

  • Brendan

    TIE GAME!

  • Little Bill

    How about AJ Burnett? What a signing. He has been absolutely outstanding and thank God Cashman signed him or we’d be in major trouble. Hopefully the Yankees can take at least 3 of 4 from the A’s before they go on a tough stretch involving some better teams.

    • Dela G

      agreed

      thank the lord for CC and AJ or it would be joba, pettite, ?, ?, ?

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

        The rotation going into the season, w/o them, probably would’ve been:

        Wang/Pettitte/Joba/Hughes/…Tomko?

        • Steve H

          Lowe.

          • Little Bill

            Ugh. Cash definitely made the right choice. It’s a good thing we have a smart man like him running the empire.

            • Steve H

              Smart man? He could have traded Melky, IPK, a rusty fish hook, a #2 meal at McDonalds and a used frying pan for Johan (and Liriano and Nathan) and turned it down!!

              • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

                That was a good deal. We would’ve lost Yuse.

        • Dela G

          aaah forgot about hughes

          but i took out wang because he got injured

          • Steve H

            Taking out Wang isn’t 100% safe you know.

            • Dela G

              hahahahahahha

  • Pasqua

    I was at the game today, and when Swisher dropped / missed that fly ball, the older gentleman sitting behind me screamed, “This guy is horrible! They need to put Hinske in right!” I’ve never wanted to have a computer at the ready so much in my life.

    By the way, two awesome catches later, the words “Eric Hinske” were not uttered by the peanut gallery.

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

      I was there too. Where did you sit?

      • Pasqua

        I sat in the Main section, parallel with the left field foul pole (about where the overhang starts).

  • Pasqua

    A question for you good folks:

    As mentioned above, I was at the game and without the benefit of seeing things “close-up” on t.v.. From my perspective, I kept getting the feeling that AJ was really being aggressive against the top / heart of the Orioles order (Jones / Markakis / Huff) but nibbling when he faced the bottom of the order (Zaun, etc.). Would this be an accurate assessment, or was his gameplan essentially the same throughout the order?

    • KG Sturnz0r – Camilo Gerardo

      meh, he is just inconsistent in general.

      Love the pitcher, hate the BB/9

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        Love the K/9 though!

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

    Umm.

    Uhh, guys?

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_gboafx_1

    Arbiso? Who is this kid?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      A guy who won’t be able to git a no-hitter.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        or GET

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

      Must be related to Melvin.

      • pat

        Melvin looked at him once.

        • Steve H

          Isn’t that what we all dream about?

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

      A 23-year old in Low A Charleston. *Moves on*

  • JGS

    wow–successful suicide squeeze

  • Dela G

    3-1 rangers!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!

  • raysam

    a lot of our fans attacked red sox.com last night we took over the red sox blog it was so much fun

    • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

      Fans of other teams do that on our siteall the time.

      It always pissed me off. Those bucholzin’ Red Sox fans had it coming.

  • Observer283

    Jesus is 2 for 5 with 2 RBI’s.

    • Steve H

      He’s made 3 outs? Bust. Trade him for Brad Penny.

      • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

        Ha, like the Sox would even MAKE that deal in a heartbeat and then replace Varitek with him tomorrow…

        Oh, wait…

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

      BUST!!!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Francesa seems to think so. But Francesa doesn’t even fucking know his name. If he doesn’t know his name he probably doesn’t know the stats which makes him pathetic. It’s sad he gets his own show. It’s really pathetic.

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

    Okay, playing most of the season with two broken fingers is not smart. If Young wanted to help the team, he would’ve sat the hell out. Sometimes, playing through injury is not a good thing.

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

      BUT HE’S GRITTTTTTY!

    • Ivan

      Yeah but he gets +1,000,000 for grit and that’s ALL that matters.

  • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos
    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I fucking hate people sometimes.

    • b/c

      +10 000. The world is all messed up these days. Sounds like the girl may have been muslim based on the reaction of the parents( speculation only)

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

        The world is all messed up these days.

        I agree.

        Sounds like the girl may have been muslim based on the reaction of the parents( speculation only)

        Dude, that’s kind of a messed up thing to say.

        • Jersey

          +1

        • b/c

          Why? I’ve never heard rape regarded as shameful for the victim and her family except with regard to radical muslims. I’m open to correction if i’m mistaken..

          • Jersey

            It’s not uncommon in patriarchal cultures generally – various cultures, various religions. The Islamic world is but one.

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

            Shame is a much more common concept than you’re portraying it to be. There are American Christian families who have disowned girls for being “promiscuous” and provoking attacks against them and “shaming” the family. If they had said that the family felt that she had shamed “Allah”, sure. Otherwise, it’s just too soon to use our own incomplete stereotypical partial-knowledge to guesstimate.

            In any event, it was the empty speculation that served no purpose (seriously, what does it matter what religion the victim or her family is) that I thought was ironic since you were decrying how “messed up” the world is just a sentence earlier.

            • b/c

              I recognize that the scope of “shame” reactions encompasses more than just islamic societies. Though i think at present times it is most strongly felt within the radical islamic community.

              To the best of my knowledge, empty speculation(as i noted it was) is the least of what’s messes up in the world today.

              The linked article is almost hard to comprehend and raises huge questions as to the state of our society. (incidentaly, it is the fact that there were several young men involved in a apparently premeditated act that jars me the most)

              Perhaps my speculation was out of line.. though i don’t think it was in any way harmful, and i do apologize for that.

              I do not, however, agree that keeping everything PC is the proper way to deal with incidents such as this one.

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

                I wasn’t asking you to be PC.

                I was asking you to not jump to conclusions, particularly ones that seem irrelevant and superfluous.

                • b/c

                  In other words, trying to keep sentiments within a prearranged, or preacknowledged, framework = the definition of PC

                • Jersey

                  It’s not about being PC. It’s about not being a dick.

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

                  No, not at all.

    • ShuutoHeat

      ….that is disturbing
      i’m not going to even try to figure out whose fault that is…

    • RAB poster (perhaps soon to be known as Rocky Road Redemption)

      Bucholzin’ assholes.

  • b/c

    Old friend Jose Veras is performing as he usually does when facing a AL east ream!

    • Dela G

      pavano got his ass kicked too!

  • Jersey

    I’m loving this new Boston offense.

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

      Yup. It’s offensive. I can’t wait to see who wins the bet between Jason Bay and Adam LaRoche of who can look the most lost at the plate. Should be fun.

      • Jersey

        What’s great is when you scroll down the list, for the month of July, you’ve got a few guys like Pedroia, Youk, etc who are OPSing right around 800, and then a BUNCH are like sub-700 and -600 for the whole month. Craptacular!

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

          Boston Red Sox offense, July 2009:

          .223/.316/.395

          • Jersey

            Awesome. Where do you go for team splits, B-R?

            (by the way, Pedroia is OPSing over 1.000; I was thinking of Ortiz)

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

              ESPN.com.

      • Steve H

        You’re leaving out Nancy Drew?

  • pat

    4 tough innings, good job clay. Unparalleled.

    • Steve H

      Ace in the hole.

      /Rosenthal’d

  • JGS

    are they really saying that Buchholz did a good job tonight?

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

    If a Yankee youngster made it through only 4 innings with 90+ pitches while giving up 3 runs, there would be no positives taken out of it by MSM broadcasters.

    • Riddering

      See: Chamberlain, Joba.

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

      He’d be the product of the Yankee Hype Machine.

  • pat

    Clay looks like a crackhead.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
      • Steve H
        • pat

          Those guys look like perfectyl normal human beings compared to the shot of buchhy on the bench. He looked heroin chic.

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

            Sorry, pat. Were we not supposed to compare white ball players to black crackheads?

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

              Correct.

              He looks like Josh Hamilton– AAAAAAAAAAAAW, TOO SOOOOOOOON????

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

                IETCVM

              • pat

                +100

            • pat

              Haha, back to Commonly Accepted Baseball Related Racial Cross Comparisons 101 for you sir.

  • Andy Stankiewicz

    Brett Philip Pedroia was arrested Jan. 9 on two counts of oral copulation and lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, all felonies, according to a Woodland Police Department news release

    Do you think that Dustin will feel comfortable having his new kid hanging with uncle Brett?

    Yes I hate Dustin Pedroia that much!!

    • pat

      ehhh

    • Jersey

      That’s a fucked up thing to say

      • Dela G

        what jersey said

        dude, have some class

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

        Ditto. Child molestation “humor” is never funny.

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

          And we all agreed amongst ourselves that this story was off-limits for ridicule purposes when it first broke months ago.

          • b/c

            yep.. and rightly so

    • Riddering

      Seriously, not funny. Never has been. When in doubt about bringing this issue up, just don’t do it.

      No one can control what their family members do. Blergh.

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

    Wow, Varitek had no shot on that one.

  • Dela G

    clay bucholz sucks

    yeah, i said it

    • Chili Davis

      Um, he’s a future ace. Didn’t you get the memo?

      • Steve H

        Future? He’s an ace in the hole now, didn’t you get the memo?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Impossible. If you are on the Red Sox you are a future Hall of Famer.

  • JGS

    ok, THAT one was Tek’s fault

  • Thomas A. Anderson

    Much like Hulkamania, the Texas Rangers have been runnin’ wild.

    Who do they think they are? The Rays?

    • Dela G

      the rangers will fall off the earth around mid august

  • Riddering

    Cano with RISP > entire Sox lineup with RISP

    (tonight)

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Just tuned in. So how was the Sox and their ultimate depth that wins ballgames? Specifically Bucholz and LaRoache if he played?

  • Jersey

    Ryan Franklin has allowed 3 ER in 35 innings this year.

    • Jersey

      I definitely just jinxed him

  • Rob H.

    Hey no freaking surprise. Sutcliffe would take Ortiz over the true greatest DH of all-time in Edgar Martinez.

    • V

      Man, he must have rugburn from all the slobber jobs he gives the Sawx.

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

    Upton with the fielding fail against the White Sox.

  • Dela G

    The rangers have 6 stolen bases tonight

    hilarious

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

    Sutt just said that Ellsbury should try to become a more Ian Kinsler type leadoff hitter. Oh, Rick.

    • Riddering

      I also enjoyed his disbelief that Ellsbury had hit into ANY DPs this year.

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

      So, all he needs is to move half his games to Arlington? Sounds easy enough.

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

        I don’t think that could even give Ellsbury above league average poewr skills.

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

          It’s worked for Kinsler. Outside of Arlington, Kinsler looks like Pat Kelly.

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

            Jacoby Ellsbury, career (all parks) – 292/.343/.405
            Ian Kinsler, career road split – .248/.319/.416

            Ian Kinsler, career home split – 314/.383/.535

  • Riddering

    That play was so awesome the outfielders couldn’t help but hug each other in joy.

    That’s what I want to see from Gardner and Swish when we’re robbing Pedroia of hits in August.

    • UWS

      Absolutely priceless.

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

      Yeah lovefest!

  • Yankee1010

    Man, the White Sox sure have made the 9th inning adventurous the last few nights.

  • Riddering

    Wow. Papelbon has 0.00 ERA in his All Star appearances?

    Put this guy in the HOF now!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is ESPN really fucking raving on Papelbon? And their point it his 0 ERA in the World Series, perhaps playoffs (didn’t catch it) and ASG. Talking about an extreme SSS and he wouldn’t have a 0 ERA if Crawford didn’t make that great catch. OR WAS PAPELBON SO FUCKING GREAT HE PURPOSELY PUT THE BALL SO HE CAN HIT IT THAT HARD SO HE CAN CATCH IT?!?!?!?
    Why don’t you talk about his WHIP…oh wai

    • LiveFromNewYork

      and when he’s mad he looks like Chuckie

      I especially like when he runs out of the dugout to scream at someone.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Just imagine if we had actually taken a few games from the Sux this year. We’d be sooooo far gone by now.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Go Rangers!

  • Riddering

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RANGERS.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Red Sox 1-5 against the Rangers? And the Yanks can’t beat playoff caliber teams?

  • Tampa Yankee

    I’m really late to the party but did the Sox really trade Lugo + cash to the Cards for Chris Duncan and a PTBNL?

    There goes TSJC’s dream of an all Duncan and Sanchez team?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I did not realize, until tonight, that Sux fans call Nancy Drew Nancy Drew.

    They frigging hate him.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah, yeah they do.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    MLB.com: I would like an update of the STANDINGS please. NOW.

  • ShuutoHeat

    OMG a team that lost a series at home to the Yanks, SWEPT the Bossux!!
    OMG!! The Yankees are contending! The world is going to crumble! The fabric of reality is going to tear!