Like I said, can’t complain about three out of four.
And what’s up with a spillover thread lasting only a half-inning? Dayum.
Haha Mike thinking game was over. Damon and Teix must have read RAB and wanted to put their foot in your mouth. Do it more often
That little thing you see on the floor, bleeding profusely, is the heart of Red Sox Nation.
Agreed, that was worse than a shut out, hope trampled
In true Red Sox fashion. Those are the Red Sox I grew up with.
Does that make Mariano Rivera Kano?
Haha IETC. Though the Yankee Universe had a black hole 0-8 but time to soak in the hopeful sweep!
The 0-8 was just to make the funeral that much more painful.
Holy fricking frijoles
Mo with his one blown save in the Bronx in the last several years against the bottom of the Sox lineup. I like this
I think we play all 9 innings. That’s what I’ve heard.
3 out of 4 is bad when you win 4 out of 4.
The most disappointing thing about this game? If the current score holds up, Phil Coke will get a (highly undeserved) win. That’s a travesty. Love the comeback though.
He got the win in an earlier game when eh gave up the lead as well (Mitre’s last start in NY).
The epitome of ‘vulture win.’
It’s undeserved, but think of it this way. This game was decided in the 8th, and our 8th inning pitcher was better than theirs.
Red Sox Nation definately has its hurt face on tonight.
I wanted more but I’ll take 4.
We score 1. They score 2. Then we score 4 bitches.
BTW, someone on Twitter just said:
“Dear Satan, can you please make the Yankees plane crash?”
WTF? Stay classy, Boston
Yeah, this blog just had a guy making a joke out of the Hiroshima bombing so…
Hiroshima is wayy better than the Yankees plane crashing.
Yeah, it was only 80,000 people dying in one day. Not a big deal.
not to mention the after shock!
THEY WERE JUST A BUNCH OF JAPS WHO GOT INCINERATED SO NO HARM NO FOUL AMIRITE GUYS
Yes, as long as its not america, people are so sensitive and unpatriotic.
This must be sarcasm, right?
Cry me a River.
Yeah, that was completely uncalled for.
In his defense, getting “bombed like Hiroshima” is a little bit different than praying that the Yanks plane crashes.
Not to say that I condone either, or that either were serious in nature, but they’re really not on the same level.
One was out of joy, the other frustration so I’m not sure what to make of it. Just shrug it off I guess.
And just to follow up, and not necessarily defend, but usually if you say something that involves some thought like “bombed like Hiroshima” it’s obviously meant to be funny. “I wish you were dead” isn’t so funny and it’s definitely a lot more direct.
Using a historic reference to add humor is usually insensitive, but it is directed toward cracking a joke rather than just being a jackass. It’s never really “okay” to make comments like that publicly, but I doubt anyone on this board can say they’ve never made a reference to a historic event in a joking manner.
it’s also trivializing the event. i suppose holocaust wouldn’t get the same treatment.
The only problem with shrugging it off is that we Yankee fans have no grounds to say s#%t regarding Sox fans’ behavior.The fact that today is the anniversary of Nagasaki just makes it sicker.
Any thing like either of those notions comes from sick hunger.
So that means the Sox score 8?
heh hope not
The Yankees aren’t taking a plane. They stay in town to host the Jays. HAH!
why would satan do that? isn’t he on our side?
You guys, I am so pumped.
A-Rod going out for the fans. Tex getting to go out there and soak up the love only NY can give in a Sox beating. This inning. Total domination. Now Mo.
I love this team!
Let’s not get cocky. Ortiz might come off the bench and request the 8-Ball from MTV Rock and Jock Softball.
Only he will come out with a blood on his ass from where his steroid shot went.
I’d completely understand GM/Coach not putting in Hughes if he threw like 0.2 ip and 1 ip back to back. but 0.1 ip and 0.1 ip with very minimal pitches doesnt make much sense. i know it takes time to warm up, etc but i mean really? thats kind of nuts.
anyway, lets have mo hold’em here. that leadoff single was hit pretty hard, but here comes the bottom of the order.
Yeah you rather have Hughes than Coke in there, but Hughes is still pretty new to bullpen role and warming up, and while didn’t throw much in games, did have to warm up. I can respect they didn’t want to warm up a young arm 3 days in a row.
yeah, true true
all is forgiven.
First batter very important here. Lets not walk him.
cmon Mo finish this please!
I see what Mo is doing. Let em get a couple hits, get their confidence up and slam em the fuck down. That Mo is a grimey dude.
Careful not to get ahead of ourselves. Please god get some outs. Single to lead off….
if Mo closes this out, Phil Coke gets another very very very deserving win.
The zone is shrinking now. Great.
ESPN finally has a picture of a Yankee up.
…with a dig on the new stadium:
“Since Jon Lester gave up a seventh-inning homer to A-Rod, it’s been like the Home Run Derby at the Yanks’ new park.”
They gotta mention the homeruns, of course.
yeah i didnt read what it said at first.
And I don’t think a single one of those home runs were Yankee Stadium specials.
Lets make a deal with the umpire. Expand the strike zone at the top of this inning and we will let them have an expanded one at the bottom of the inning
Its going to rain soon in NYC
HUUUUUUGE out there.
I think Nick Green has a better chance of getting a hit against Mo than Ortiz does.
Oh good, Ortiz getting ready to pinch hit.
Heh, ‘Tek and Big Sloppy. I’ll take it
Has anyone fallen so far in such little time in recent memory?
This strike zone is some bs
WHERE ARE THOSE FUCKING PITCHES THIS GUY’S K-ZONE WAS LIKE MASSIVE 4 SECONDS AGO
um wtf happened to the huge ass strike zone
What the hell is this strike zone?
Mo is not his sharpest tonight. C’mon Mo.
Mo had to throw one right down the middle to get a called strike.
I can deal with a HR here but no more singles or doubles or whatever. Cannot let the tying run ON BASE
Convo between Green and Papi in the on deck circle.
Ortiz: Get the fuck outta here.
Speaking of, where the hell has TSJC been?
Seriously where did that wide strike zone go? I don’t mind it, but keep it consistant. You can’t just change it up late in the game…or at least you shouldn’t.
Lets not act like Varitek is anything more than a .222 hitter here… GET, HIM, OUT!!!
exactly what Mo was thinking
Submit to the inevitable, Jason Varitek
slump and everything he’s still a presence….yes a big, stupid presence
Cutter >>> Captain.
One more out baby.
GET SOME!! Captain Varitek!!
it’s going to be hard to avoid a letdown against toronto
Silly Mike Axisa, thinking we would only take 3 of 4
Tek got CUT
Sit Down Tek
buh bye captain america
Varitek has to be the best hitting catcher I have ever seen. Sorry Jorge, you just don’t swing like Tek.
Hope he took his vitamins this morning!!
Bring on big mami
If anyone is clutch enough to hit a 3-run HR with only one man on base…it’s David Ortiz!
Only A-Rod can pray to be as clutch as that.
I thought the same thing. He’s amazing.
I just checked the radar. The whole state of New York has lit up like a christmas tree. holy christ.
Rained here on Long Island Earlier.
Here in CT, as well. It was intense for like..two minutes, steady for twenty, then it stopped.
They’re coming inside because he’s having trouble getting around on a fastball this season, guys.
Ortiz be swinging as hard as he possibly can here
throw a cutter at his crotch.
August 9th, 2009 at 11:03 pm
Tonight’s performance is the equivalent of giving a child a lollipop, walking away, and then sprinting back just as the kid gets it near his/her tongue and not only snatching it away at the last second, but beating the living shit out of him/her in the process just for good measure.
had to repost that.. great post.
+1. Actually, +100.
Now which incredibly attractive member of the board thought that little gem up? Someone give him a cookie.
c’mon mo, dont walk him.
DO NOT WALK HIM!!!!!
fuck come on
Rivera didn’t want to embarrass him.
Pretty sure Ortiz is elated right now. “Yes!!! I didn’t have to swing!!!”
MO STOP PLAYING
Another vitamin walk for Ortiz.
C’mon. Do. This.
Mo is merciful, he grants Oritz a free base to spare him the humiliation of ending the series.
Shit I trust you Mo but you are making me nervous
Don’t like this being more interesting that this should be.
how many of those were actually strikes
two that werent called
A walk to the corpse of Ortiz? Oy vey.
I look forward to Ellsbury being humiliated.
Mo, in all his wisdom, doesn’t want to destroy Ortiz’s spirit.
Not until the postseason, that is.
Mo needs to get serious and finish this shit.
Mo getting a little too cute
Ugh cmon Mo. You know better than to give him a free pass. They still would have been down by 1…..
this ump’s strikezone has more shrinkage than when George Costanza got out of the pool.
Looks like he got his fist full of vitamin A down this morning. Probably with a big glass of milk, and a cookie for being a good dumb lug.
Say hello to your American League Wild Card leaders, THE TEXAS RANGERS!
August 9th, 2009 at 11:18 PM
The exact date and time when order was restored to the universe.
Yay Mo! Yay win!
haha. i love life.
Clean sweep bitches!!!
BOSTON MASSACRE III
WE WILL ROCK YOU!!!!!!
Boston Massacre III!!!!
Apparently you can pitch inside to someone and it won’t go out of the ballpark
Rivera has never blown a three run save ever in Yankee stadium, the only three run saves he’s blown have been in 1996, 02 and 07 (one time each). All away games. I waited until the game was over to post this for fear of jinxing it haha.
Michael Kay would be mad.
Joe, Mo knows what he’s doinng.
*doing. Spelling fail
6.5 That is all.
See your Nation, raise you an Empire.
niiiiiiiiiiiice…. im gonna use that
Comment of the Year.
Start spreadin’ the news, we’re 6.5 games up.
DAMON/TEX/A-ROD ARE THE SHIT!!!!!!!!
Congrats Yanks on THE best non postseason series I have ever seen. Can’t wait to visit ya tomorrow.
F’ING FANTASTIC! GO YANKS!!! DIE BoSux!!!
SIX AND A HALF!!!!
And thus completes the greatest weekend ever
THIS IS VICTORYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
“Start spreading the news the Red Sox …”
Today’s MVP? Andy.
not according to ESPN
Of course not. Pedroia is ESPN’s MVP for his gritty team-first dive.
Andy and A-rod/Tex/Damon/Swisher and everyone else…the Yanks lose together and win together.
Matched Lester pitch for pitch. Wasn’t as pretty, but it never is with Andy.
It never has to be. He has a symbiotic relationship with his defense.
na na na na…. na na na na….. hey hey hey…. GOODBYEEEEE
6.5 game division lead. BOOYA!
If someone could bottle the sweat of the Yankees tonight, just a dabble on your wrists would make you all powerful.
break out the broooooooooms
CURSE OF MT!
What a surprise. No Twitter comment from John Henry since the Rays series.
You know what, as much as I wanted Andy to get the win and have A-rod be the hero while shutting them out again, this win is going to be even more deflating to Boston and their fans as they got the lead and were so 4 outs away from salvaging a win. But whatever, we ROCK!
what an epic fucken win.
can we even choose which one of these games were the best??
such an amazing win.
amazing weekend* but win too
AP was by far the player of the game. I really didn’t think he was going to show up for 7 like he did, color me red.
Yup… Andy manned up in a big way tonight. I figured he was going to be cooked after 4 innings, 80 pitches, but he threw 7 shutout innings on a night when Hughes and Aceves were unavailable
3 straight starts that could not be beat – AJ, CC, and AP.
You knew the Sox were going to battle, and they did. Lester and Beckett in a short series are scary as heck
Wonder if Francona will hear it for not tring to pitch Papelbon 2 innings
Courtesy of ESPN’s front page: “The Yankees hadn’t had a four-game sweep over the Red Sox in 24 years, but after A-Rod homered in the seventh inning Sunday, the N.Y. hitters went wild and put away Boston.”
That might be true, but don’t mind the FIVE-game sweep of a few years ago. Unless that didn’t count, because the Red Sox didn’t make the postseason that year.
Key word left out – 4 game Sweep at HOME.
well, it wasnt a 4 game sweep. It was a 5 game sweep and they were probably too scarred to bring it up.
Too bad Mark Teixeira doesn’t have a sense of humor. If I were him, I’d twitter back at John Henry after the game: “Curse of DN? deeeze nuuuuuts!”
Another Iowan? Holy shit.
GET SOME!! OWN’T!!
Irish eyes are crying in beantown
This is reminiscent of the 5 game sweep in August a few years ago when they played 5 games in 3 day – back to back double headers.
Only thing that made that one better was that it was IN Boston.
Ironic – Coke gets the win. Now that’s a cheapie!
I am reading this Red Sox girls blog… she keeps talking about how ESPN is biased toward the Yankees. Am I missing something?
ha… boli boli boli
She’s a Peter Gammons virgin.
But teh sox might get Guzman!! ahhhhh
Where did you hear that?
They put a waiver claim in on him.
Thanks for the link.
no prob bob
Great win. Great series.
Boston Massacre v 3
Tonight, we sleep well. In Boston, they are on suicide watch.
robneyer: The sweep will be spun (as most things are) as almost purely about the Red Sox. But this is really about the Yankees, now sitting pretty
Neyer knows whats up!
Man, YES should HAVE to have a postgame in sox yanks games.
they do have it
It isn’t on the comcast guide.
They have a post game show going right now. Girardi is being interviewed.
DId I miss anything good from Girardi?
He said that he won’t pitch Hughes three games in a row because his career is more important than any one game.
Nice, that’s what I assumed his thinking was when he went with Coke.
The MT Curse!!
A-Rod has 5 HR this season that have given his team the lead in the 7th inning or later. Most in MLB (1 more than Soriano and Mark Reynolds)
FWIW, according to ESPN, he had only 1 last year.
Maybe he is clutch? Must be Kate Hudson. Hey A-Rod let Cano go out with her for a day or two.
“I don’t love ‘em I don’t cuff em I just f*** ‘em and passem to my ni…Robbie”
/Gillie Da Kid’d
so selfish, just wants the glory
Look at the poll at the bottom of the page on the ESPN site:
After getting swept by the Yankees, do you think the Red Sox will make the playoffs?
Girardi has braces?
This from Simmons over at espn after the Damon/Tex HR
sportsguy33: OK, this is devastating. Bard was my favorite subplot of the season. I can’t even type.
Love the swing on the WPA graph:
Great graph – Thanks.
Shiet Damon and Teix are leaders in Yankees history of most back to back home runs with 5. Even more than Gehrig and Ruth!
Make that 6 – Ruth and Gehrig had 5.
I’m loving this.
Wewon’t see Roy Halladay, and I’m Pretty sure both series against Seattle, we don’t see Felix Hernandez… Now we’re catching some breaks.
and Boston seems Jackson and Verlander next
The BoSox DFAed Enrique Gonzalez. That’s three BoSox pitchers the Yanks not only knocked out, bit knocked off the team – Smoltz, Traber and now Gonzalez.
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