Alright guys, let’s get this over with.
Facing an overused bullpen ftw!
Overusing our own bullpen ftl:(
? Robertson threw 19 pitches last night, and was at 25 pitches tonight. It was the right move to pull him, and getting the platoon advantage was just a bonus.
Yeah, meaning he’s not going to pitch again for several days. He can throw 5 more pitches. At the VERY LEAST you do not bring Coke in again. He’s getting Torre’d.
They’re up 7 runs. You don’t use a member of “The Circle” or whatever Girardi calls his mental crutch.
Some people just need to find something to complain about.
I know, doesn’t matter at if if you burn out your bullpen in meaningless spots facing a stretch of 18 straight days with games. NP.
What is what Boston fans may be saying this time tomorrow night?
ummmm, we’re still beating your ass in the season series 8-2?
we’re closing in on 3rd place
I love it when you call me BIG POP–UP.
Pop yo balls in the ay-ah if youse a true playa!
Cuz I see some ladies to night who should be catching my lazy flies. Lazy flies.
Tony, re: Viagra ads:
Pop needs all the help he can get.
Wow, I had no idea.
so do melancon and claggett actually pitch or are ace, hughes and mo on call unless we get like 5 more runs?
Well Hughes is out. If people are on base Mo might be used. But for me I want to see Melancon.
When there are 4 outs left, we’ll see Mo.
Just nine more outs. Even with shaky available arms and Girardi’s managing, we can get nine more outs with little harm, right?
lol, this does not feel like an 11-4 game.
Mixing and matching in a 7 run ball game for the win.
it a bit nauseating.
I feel badly for Traber. This is just wrong.
Eh, at least he’s getting paid to suck.
The rest of us around here do it for free.
Boston is 1-14 with RISP
Ortiz leaving 8 men on base today.
damn. and i think i heard them say none of the 8 walks have come around to score
well could this lead be bruney proof
NO SUCH THING!
He has to pitch sometime or another. Effective Bruney is a huge boost. He’s getting there.
Man, I know Coke got Ortiz out, but it was unnecessary to pull D-Rob there. He struck out 3 guys and they have a 7 run lead. Even if Ortiz jacks one, it’s still a 4 run lead. Now they’re torching the bullpen for sure again tonight.
This team has shown some serious fight again tonight. You have to like how they get back up again after getting behind. This team has that special feel.
Robertson threw 19 pitches last night, and was at 25 pitches tonight. It was the right move to pull him, and getting the platoon advantage was just a bonus.
overuse and abuse that pen more Yanks offense!!!
Come on Francona, let us wear out some of the other arms in the bullpen.
More Billy Traber? This is hilarious.
The Red Sox gave up 20 hits and 15 runs, yet managed to do less damage to their bullpen.
Yes, but it’s just 48 hours since Boston used up so much of their bullpen that Clay Ace-kin was warming in the bp.
If Yankees can pull one more inning like 4th inning it will set them for rest of the series..just kill all the available Sox BP arms…
So lefty righty matchups in the 6th up 11-4, but then pinch run for for Swisher with Hairston?
I wish I coulda seen Kenny and Eddie play
Moved from NY to MD as a kid. I remember games at Memorial Stadium. The crowd would go nuts when Eddie was up in a big situation. Though, B-more kinda had a love/hate thing with him. It was a more racist place, then. And he was dark and proud.
We all love the team and the rivalry (when we’re winning :)), obviously, but 3 hours to get to the bottom of the 6th inning? Really?
THANK GOD! Gaudin will finally cut that monstrosity on his chin.
Chad Gaudin? Interesting?
okay, gaudin on monday, better than mitre
wow, the yankees got chad gaudin from the padres
where’d u see that?
Honestly, i think we will all like Chad.
What about Chad Guadin or whoever he said?
Traded from the Padres to Yanks.
Francona is abusing Traber right now…we need to score some runs off of him so other parts of the pen can come in and get burned
How you like me now bitches?
AL East is a wrap! Chad Gaudan (sp?) is on his way. Gaudan is French-Canadian for “Gamechanger.”
haha +1 ur havin a good night putter
I might pull a Costanza and log off right now…
Hahahahaha +500 for that comment.
micheal K beat mlbtr? never thought I would see the day.
Well, Chad will have to shave that squirrel off his chin:
Chad Gaudin can start or be in the pen. better than sergio.
Not really. 5.13 ERA
This is allegedly Gaudin’s girlfriend:
Can she pitch the 8th?
Wow. He’s doing something right.
That would be a bonus.
Little side story:
I was at the D-backs Phillies game last tuesday when Dan Haren was pitching against Cole Hamels and I ended up sitting in the same section as all of the players girlfriends and wives. Surprisingly…none of them were good looking. It was a huge let down.
Gaudin Gaudin Gaudin Malkovich
a bit greedy jeets but hey if there was ever a spot to take a chance
him > mitre
no i dont think so. gives up the long balls, which is just going to get ugly in the stadium
Cashman: “Mitre doesn’t give a crap cuz he knows we aint bringing Igawa up, so I need someone at AAA that can make Mitre scared”
via T-Kep’s Twitter:
Gaudin this season: 4-10, 5.13 ERA. He’s also the pitcher Tom Verducci faced in spring training with the Jays. I think Tom popped out.
Unless Verducci has some pro experiece you should be K-ing any writer you face. They shouldnt even make contact.
What about a 60 year-old comedian?
who did he face? was id Gorzelany?
Didn’t Garth Brooks get a hit off someone?
Fuck that. Hit em.
Verducci was first team all american in high school.
I think verducci played baseball in college. I’m not positive but I think I remember hearing that when he was on MLB Network earlier this year.
For real? That guy looks like a fucking dentist.
Gaudin… no wins since June 28, i’m putting money on a win his first start.
he’s been starting for sd so i assume he’s our 5th
Not necessarily. I think it’s just a depth move.
Yep, some competition. Telling Mitre to get his ish together.
For anybody interested… Gaudin 105 IP 4.58 era 1.52 whip. 7 k/9 4.3bb/9.
25 y/o so he’s got that going for him.
26 y/o – Birth date 03/24/83
true, true I looked at the wrong season, whoops.
His Dominican birth certificate lists him as being born in 1990.
I did not know he was that young.
I would have guessed 32-33. Interesting. 3.68 FIP, fwiw.
Hopefully a Mark M sighting tonight.
I’m hoping for some use of Claggett.
I’m fine with either one. But wasting the only lefty in the bullpen…
You forgot Swisher, the secret bullpen weapon.
That’s a given.
burn Coke too?
hey a walk something new
Hungry Hungry Humberto says “Don’t forget about me, Ca$hman.”
last 30 days, gaudin with a 4.55 era with one blowout inflating that
funny how he’s had more success in the AL than NL
Holy shit, why do we have to walk these dudes. C’mon Cokey, you’re better than that.
I just had a flashback to Paul Quantrill on the mound.
why’s coke out there? is clagget still up? put him in and burn the innings…
Wasn’t everyone whining last night that none of our “regulars” get inning? Now we want to pitch Claggs? I don’t get it.
Has anyone even tangentially associated with the Yankees’ organization ever done something that you weren’t immediately willing to make an excuse for? I keep waiting.
I’d ask you the opposite, have you ever agreed with anything we’ve done? You’re always a negative nancy.
I’m just saying, one day people complain that Mel never pitches, Joe brings him in, and people ask why he didn’t bring in a AAA pitcher. I don’t get it.
I don’t think anyone had a problem with Melancon pitching tonight. The problem is the general trend of using 4 and 5 pitchers for no reason every night. Notice how Boston has given up 13 runs but will have their entire bullpen fresh and available tomorrow. This is sloppy/dumb management our of Girardi.
I was fine with Coke throwing two pitches to get Ortiz and get out of the inning. But I am completely flabbergasted with him coming out to start the seventh, let alone – my god – pitching all the way through it!
before the blowout 24.2 ips with 5 ER’s
Girardi knows, Coke is special.
Sox are losing 12-4 and have used 2 pitchers we’re going through our 4th. YAAAAAAAAAAY MELANCON
I like it. Come on Melancon, welcome to the real deal.
I’m not sure this is it.
hopefully he can find and rule the strike zone
RAB Readers rejoice! Melancon. Mark Melancon.
Is it pronounced Marr-kk?
I really want Melancon to succeed and become a power late inning arm, but I hate his delivery
So why did Swisher leave the game?
His mom called, it was past his bed time
I was curious about that too but Girardi probably figured his bat isn’t needed any more and Hairston has better defense.
It doesn’t really seem necessary either way but…
I think Girardi’s strategy was to use Coke (part of the circle) to get to the point where the “1 run here, 2-runs here” type of offense doesn’t bite them in the $$$ by the time the 9th rolls around…. As long as Melancon is somewhat effective, I expect Bruney or even Clagget if their lead gets bigger.
Melancon’s 1st experience in the rivalry…good timing
nah he pitched in a blowout earlier this season. He walked like 3 or 4 dudes, we were getting killed and it was shitty out.
His first ML appearance I believe was in Fenway (I’ve got a photo of him in the pen). It was the same game where Ellsbury stole home.
You can’t walk Nick Green.
brutal 10 fucking walks
Walking Nick Green when you’re up 8 runs? Christ, Mark.
do the baseballs and posada’s glove have magnets of the same charge?
i guess they are trying to work some extra pitches, all these walks.
Melancon getting squeezed too.
Uh oh, hope Johnny’s ok.
If Johnny’s arm doesn’t come off or twist the other way, I expect him to keep playing.
Nice pitch bro.
You got nuthin’, Dreamboat.
great job melancon
lets hope he gets to finish the game
Ellsbury got buried by Melancon’s curve!!!!!!!!
Melancon strikes out Ellsbury that felt GOOD!
am i the only one who takes of his hat at home at God Bless America?
I don’t wear hats, so no.
I sing along, am I the only one that sings along at home?
I’ve been to 5 games so far. I stopped taking my hate off after the third. Next step is to stop standing up.
Step after that is to relieve yourself right there in case security doesn’t let you go to the bathroom.
Then I’m going to try a #2.
Not only that, you may be the only one that wears a hat in his home.
you are not alone sir not alone
oh and mets down by 2 already, must be slightly past 10 pm
I love The Contours.
I wonder what the score would be tomorrow if Yankee pitchers gave up HALF as many walks to the RS lineup with Beckett pitching on their end…
Definitely not this.
C’mon Melancon. Cure tonight’s walk-itis ..
They took out Youk.
Phil Hughes is a clown, and I love it!
haha wtf was Phil munchin on out there.
TEX stat paddin!!!!!!!!
Tex, you freakin’ stat-padder!
Phil Hughes is hilarious.
Billy’s not that good. I feel bad for him.
hes not good for 10 pitches, francona has him out there for 60+ when he hasnt thrown more than 2 innings at a time in over a month
LOL Hughes ran out to snatch the ball, his hair a mess under the cap.
At this point, it’s like batting practice.
Nice Tex. And i’m diggin relxed lookin Phil Hughes hangin in the pen. He’s like Spiccoli.
A Tex message!
Are they trying to blow out Traber’s arm?
traber really thrown to the wolves.
claggett for at least an inning.
This is insane. Traber should just tell Francona to screw himself. He’s getting sent down anyway, he can’t pitch for a week at the rate he’s going.
BTW, the “woosh” noise that comes from Teixeira’s exhale when he murders a ball is the greatest sound ever.
HA! he didn’t have enough left to throw the ball overhand for the final out. Francona’s off his xmas card list.
They really are hanging Traber out to dry.
Did anyone see Skip Bayless on “First Take” today?
No…what was he hating on today?
He said that he “had a feeling that we will see vintage Smoltz tonight”. I hate that fuckstick.
Not to move this away from baseball or anything…but he also was hating on LeBron James through the first 2 rounds of the playoffs this year when the Cavs went 8-0.
He is just a tv personality…no extreme knowledge about sports. Just extreme opinions.
no, but let me guess. he went on a rant, taking the complete opposite side of every other member in the panel. amirite?
well listening to him previously: Smoltz will be Smoltz come October, Matsuzaka is coming back within a week, Buchholz is the best young arm in the game and Bowden is the 2nd best.
What good is Smoltz in October when they aren’t playing baseball?
It’s sad to watch arod give that ab away.
ooh you know Alex was trying to go deep there but he popped up
Yankees pitching has given up 10 (!) walks through 7 innings. Most of that is Joba’s fault.
hmm… beating up on the “deepest Team”… at which point will Gammons commit suicide?
boy they are killing traber
OOh they’re going to throw Saito into sharks next. I think Traber’s arm is hanging by a string.
JoPo – Let’s hit the cycle!
Traber’s going to need TJS at this rate
wow, Traber is like every other pitcher who faces the yanks, ball hit at you, close eyes and stick glove up…
Heh I love Sox fans.
“None of them has Westmoreland talent
Even Montero (a future DH), BTW Westy line tonight: 2-3 with a BB. His OPS now is .900+”
Yeah they are nearly the same age, Montero is trying to be at a premium. position, similar numbers oh wait Montero’s a Yankee? Bust.
where do you see this?
Westmoreland is playing pretty well, but he’s in short season ball. Let’s not get too excited just yet.
Hahah they’re basically the same age and Montero was raking at AA.
Even more hilarious than “Angel Villalona is a better prospect than Jesus Montero”
where are you guys seeing all this?
Can Hankestein pay some money to Fox so that they can broadcast Sat.game on My9
I actually talked to a guy at verizon about that tonight. Apparnetly their excuse for this game was a blackout error, I said, “For the whole season???”
IN reference to Western NY not getting My9 games…we don’t want them on that channel here. My9 is apparently restricted to NYC they say at Verizon. Don’t curse us with My9 games, please! I had to watch this on Gameday in text!
Dustin Pedroia was a second round pick, not a diamond in the rough find by the Red Sox organization.
Why does everyone forget that? ASU isn’t exactly Eastern Boise Community College.
angry midget, look out
Nice seeing him hit Pedroia
Napoleon complex, that gritty young man has.
Boo hoo! Poor Dustin.
Auto Man Crush on Melancon
Fuck Pedroia but wtf, can someone throw a damn strike.
Shut your mouth and move along, short stuff
Nice bean there
Why would Melancon pick on the little people?
This made me laugh out loud
Ooooh. Kay’s got the hots for Dusty.
Marky Mark would wreck Dusty. Go get ya fackin shinebox.
Obligatory “Shut up, Kay.”
I really hope that wasn’t on purpose…they don’t need to ignite any shit here…or later.
Melancon looks like he never sees the sun.
blame it on Joe for not using him for a while (though recently he’s been used and done well)
So who gets plunked on our side now? My money is on Jeter.
hopefully a real reliever is in by then so they get thrown out and suspended
Whomever it may be, that Yankee will be a normal sized man.
Don’t worry Melancon if Pedroia even THINKS about starting a fight, Joe Girardi will back you up.
Ever seen a pissed squirrel? Now I have.
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Francona only went on the field cause he knows his team would get an ass kickin if they tried to fight, come on. Girardi Vs. 25.
Trade for Farnsworth for this series. Not to pitch, just for protection.
That’d be like ’300′, but worse.
Now stepping up to the plate, the skinny and white answer to Horace Grant.
K this bum!
that was dumb on Melancon’s part. Beckett’s obviously hitting someone tomorrow
so we get a free man on base
bet its tex or arod
So Burnett will have to do it in the 1st to get both benches warned.
I like that plan
LOL, Dennis the menace
Reddick… Major League Dink. Nope, i’ve never used that word before.
Reddick looks like True Boston material
Love the curve
Beckett will be head hunting tomorrow. Dear Derek Jeter, please keep your wrists out of the box. Last thing we need is to the lose the captain to a pitch out of retaliation.
the umps are most likely going to warn both teams prior to the game, so let him go up and get kicked out
yea that and we get a free baserunner
That would be awesome. I hope that’s the case. Hate Beckett with a vengeance.
Don’t think the plunk was on purpose.
I don’t think so either.
Cano is good at defense
Tex is money.
at Second Base, Gold Glover, Robinson Cano.
aaaand another LOB for Papi
also 0 for last 16
Jeterian play from Robbie.
god tex is alwayys on his a game…what a great pick up, where this team would be without him
where would this team be with Tex as a Red Sox
That play was awesomely embarrassing.
My manager’s wife is sitting in Johnny Damon’s suite with his wife, michelle. that is totally awesome.
Can he pass along my number?
Can every week the Yankees play be Shark Week?
or HOPE week
Are you baiting me?
So, after Shark Week is over, what about me will make you call me a dork?
Do you, perchance, rock a pocket-protector?
The next time you start a post with “Call me a dork”, I will have more ammo.
Someone wanna hop on the play index from BR and find out when the last time a team won a game in which its starter went five innings, gave up four runs, and walked seven?
Replay fail by me. And no, putt, I don’t have one.
Then I’ve got nothing.
gaudin to start in the pen according to kepner
An offensive orgy? It cannot be unheard!!!
An Offensive Orgy? Can you say that on My9?
Offensive Orgy? did I just hear that?
Come on, work the count on Saito tire him a bit as well.
From watching him this year, I can’t see how Saito was Shiva with the Dodgers.
Has the stuff gotten that much worse with the elbow injury?
lost velocity and probably sharpness on his secondary pitches
So do we see Claggett today? I hope so
The funnier part about Michael’s comment was Ken’s giggle right after.
alright, 3 little outs. let’s make it official
Doesn’t the two guys from the Verizon FIOS commercial look exactly like Pedroia and Youkilis?
Not a bad comparison, Doesn’t Aceves look like Leyritz?
It is pretty great how Traber’s performance tonight was better than Smoltz’s
I approve. Wonder if this knocks Smoltz to the pen.
For what? Dice-K’s hurt, ditto Wake. Byrd won’t be ready until Sept.
I’m starting to hate these NYvsB games. 4 fucking hours. I like baseball, but damn, I’m tired.
HINSKE the defensive replacement. hahaha
wow, that guy with the glove looks like a real d-bag
Claaaaaaag-it. …….with a 4 pitch walk.
A small point, but: can SOMEONE tell Michael Kaye that the Dodgers do, in fact, have names on the back of their unis? FOr some bizarre confluence of reasons, it’s like the third time I’ve heard him say that in a couple of weeks. And, of course, he’s not only wrong, but gratingly smug in his wrongness
Clagrett can’t possibly raise his ERA … right?
2 run HR here and Joe will go to MO, that’ll raise it.
No, one more out. He won’t go to Mo for 5, only 4.
uh oh, claggett starts walking peeps
Another walk. Christ.
lower that 43.50 ERA Claggett
That first out carved 7.5 runs off, LOL
J-Hair with the mad hopz!
Great. We finally get a bad call to go our way, and it’s in a 9 run game.
should be at least 14 runs if not for a base-running error
my god man
quit walkin people
who else we got waitin in the wings?
Everyone’s gone home.
Nick Green DP here
that works too
So do the yanks keep Gaudin for this year and next ?
They can if they want.
sure why not
We’re trying to tire out the sox hitters by walking all of them.
Just went to look at the pitchfx data for Joba and Smoltz, and it was interesting. The ump was consistent, yes, but he took away a six inch box on the outside corner to righties/inside corner to lefties. So, unless the ball was several inches above the knee and several inches IN from the edge of the plate, it was a ball.
That’s just impossible. It means the slider is basically useless unless you’re trying to backdoor it. No one has to swing at anything heading towards that half of the plate unless it’s thigh high.
So basically Joba pitched a lot better than it looked like on TV?
Mo I hope so.
They both did.
When Claggett strikes you out, you know you suck.
haha, i said the same thing.
Grit come back!!!!
ERA goes back up
Should have hit him, just to see the aftermath.
hmm… angry Squirrel….
Could we please end this game????
uhh… i’ll take someone else now, thanks.
No let him pitch out of it
DAMN! Hurting our run differential and helping theirs!!!!
get the next guy out please
Mo!? Let’s see how desperate Girardi really is.
i love the gritty stat padding players they have
Wow, goodbye claggett
JoeG: “Hey, um, Andrew, can I see you for a minute? You don’t know how to throw strikes, so you can’t stay in the majors. You made me lose out on an extra 15 minutes of sleep. Have a safe trip home”
LOL. I think Andrew worked better for the post.
Dunno if that was intentional or not but the joke would be so much better if Girardi called him by the wrong name.
4 hrs and 1 min.
Boston stat padders?
Seriously, what would you do if we blew a 9 run lead with 2 outs in the 9th?
This is why you don’t walk guys.
thats why people are wrong when they call for young unproven rookies to go in 3-4 run games because “its not a close game”
Ballgame! Ramiro Pena, get your shoes on and come on down!
Finally against the BoSox and to put us 3 1/2 games in first, THEEEEEEEEEEEE Yankees Win!
I came in late and am sick of Michael Kay. How did you do it for 4 hours?
Easy, Fios fucking up TV so I can’t watch it.
Once he busted out the word “orgy” it was all better again.
Please tell me Girardi isn’t warming Hughes/Aceves/Mo.
1-8, I’ll take it.
Victor Martinez. BUST
0-8 no mo BITCHES!!!!
it’s over…goog god.
Jesus Christ. And we have to do this three more times this weekend.
no “yay claggett! yay win!”?
That’s usually my line, so I’ll oblige.
Yay Claggett! Yay win!
Eduardo Perez, expert coverage: “He(Posada) means big to the Yankees.”
He means big? wtf? English please Eduardo.
The Got Rings shirt I wore tonight will be worn tomorrow night for good luck.
as will my old school mattingly t-shirt
I was thinking of wearing that but decided I needed to remind myself that we have a lot more rings then they do.
“Smoltz 92 pitches tonight, 2 swing and misses” -Olney
Anybody see this from Kepner:
SIZING UP A PROSPECT Miguel Angel Sano, a top shortstop prospect in the Dominican Republic, has played in games at the Yankees’ Dominican academy the last two days.
The Yankees are among several teams interested in signing Sano, who could command more than $3 million and has already undergone DNA and bone-scan testing by Major League Baseball to prove his identity and age.
His agent said they are taking the money period. That was that #1 thing.
Yanks dominate the Sox and MLB network talks about how Pedroia plays big. Pathetic.
I’m with you. See below.
And two of those went to the benefit of the Sox. And we still won. Thank you Yankees
Just to let it be known: The angle that MLB Network is taking on the game is that Dustin Pedroia made a great, heads-up play to get Posada thrown-out at home in the 2nd inning.
That’s what they’re going with. Pedroia. Relay throw. 2nd inning.
NESN post game mentioned the new stadium about 10 times in the first 3 minutes
Heh ESPN’s game recap was about Muhammad Ali…and that’s it. No game recap whatsoever.
as a life long middle-infielder, that play was NOT a headsup play. he took a shot, knowing that nobody else would advance on the play and he had a .0003 chance to get him, so what the hell? why not?
I’ve made that throw a hundred times and it’s worked maybe once or twice (which I guess defies my previously stated odds). Point being, it’s just a shot in the dark that he took, there was nothing cagey or otherwordly about it.
get of this guy’s dick, he’s only 5-6, he can’t be packing enough for ESPN and MLBN
considering Cano and Swisher were standing on second and first respectively, no one was moving up a base
it was a heads up play, he knew Posada was trying to score from second. it was limited risk and high reward play
we agree on those points, I think we’re just off on our definitions of “headsup.” or maybe it’s just my bitter hatred of all things red sox that would rather call it a bonehead play on Jorge’s part as opposed to a genius play on Pedroia’s.
I agree. It shouldnt be the main highlight of the game, and it was more Jorge’s fault for shutting down a gear half way home
Good, I can take you off of my “people to trip and then run away” list now. Next up, Jared from Subway.
Just saw the highlights of the game, and I believe the first 3 homeruns were cheapies that would not of been out at the old stadium.
Yep. But this means nothing now.
How the hell was Prince Fielder only fined? That dude needs anger management
so if gaudin aint going monday, who is? not Mitre (please, please, please if have tickets)
mitre will go for sure. Gaudin pitched a couple of days ago. He needs rest
Sucks for you, but its not like Gaudin would be any better. Fly ball pitcher in new yankee stadium, no thanks. Anyway, we’ll still win. Poot it in da books.
Gaudin pitched yesterday, same as Mitre so they both line up for Monday, maybe Mitre starts, and Gaudin follows him?
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