Aug
11

Game 113: Getting back on the winning path

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No one wants to see the Yankees lose games, but we know they won’t win ‘em all. Last night’s one-run loss was a bit disheartening, mainly because a botched double play led to two Blue Jays runs where there should have been none, or one at most. The Yankees did come back from that, but could not muster another run after Lyle Overbay sent one into the Yanks bullpen. Things will be different tonight, though. Things will be different.

For starters, the Yankees will have a more reliable arm in the mound in the form of Joba Chamberlain. His last start wasn’t quite as good as his previous three, but he battled through five innings and left with a hefty lead that the Yanks would not come close to surrendering. They could use another quality start out of him, and as long as he’s not walking the farm he should be fine.

The Blue Jays will send Scott Richmond to the mound. After the Yankees crushed him last time out to the tune of five runs in 1.2 innings he continued pitching well, but was scratched for his start in the July series, which led to him hitting the 15-day DL. He’s had one start since coming back, a three-inning, six-run (three earned) debacle against the A’s. That, combined with the Yanks’ last outing against him, makes you think the Yanks will have a field day with Richmond tonight. But allow me to quote someone knowledgeable on the matter.

“You can’t predict baseball. You just can’t.” -John Sterling

And he’ll remind you of that at least a dozen times during the game tonight, if you can endure him.

In case anyone is interested, I’ll be at the game tonight with Ben, sitting with a decent sized group. We were forced into Section 235, LF bleachers. If anyone wants to get a beer at the Cold Beer stand by third base in the second deck, email me (it’s to the right). The BlackBerry is on.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number sixty-two, Joba Chamberlain.

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

    Here’s hoping Joba’s a bit better than he was last time

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      How hard can that be?

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

        Heh, this is true.

      • Salty Buggah

        Kinda hard because Joba has a 93%+ LOB rate in the 2nd half and a similar K-rate I think and a kinda lucky .177 BABIP against. So he has been kinda lucky. But that doesnt mean he is only getting lucky as he is also improved.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          I meant his last start sucked, so this one can’t be much worse.

          • Salty Buggah

            yea, I gotcha but just wanted to add some stats, ;)

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

          I think we could make a general statement that Joba’s been getting a bit lucky on the year. His FIP is at 4.76, more than a full run over his ERA, and his tRA is at 4.97, for a tRA+ of 94.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

      He’ll have a more fair umpire, so he should get more strike calls.

  • Charlie

    this is from lohud

    “The club has no plans of ever putting Joba in the ‘pen. They do have a plan for him, of course. Ironically, it’s a plan with specifics so top secret that Joba doesn’t even know them all. Girardi informs him of the next step after each of his starts.”

    I’m glad to see Joba won’t go back to the pen, but unless they’re gonna shut him down in september i don’t see how they maneuver around his innings limit come october

    • Salty Buggah

      Just trust the Yankees FO, they know what they want to do and are doing.

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

        My faith in the Yankee FO has been very up and down. I have great faith in all the moves they’ve made from the off-season to the Hinske/Hairston moves. However, the management of the Hughes/Wang situation has pissed me off to no end. With Joba, and in general I guess, I do trust the FO.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          I guess we have no choice.

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

          I hear ya, but I firmly believe they’ll only do what they believe in the best interest of Joba.

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

            And what’s best for Joba is definitely what’s best for the Yankees.

    • Accent Shallow

      I like the last line: “Girardi informs him of the next step after each of his starts.”

      • Accent Shallow

        How different could they possibly be?

  • Salty Buggah

    I would pay to watch Kangaroo court if I could. It seems like it would be fun to watch.

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

      Apparently Mo got fined, too. I wonder what his transgression was?

      Walking someone?

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Letting Hughesie’s inherited runners score.

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

        Being too awesome.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      +a bajillion.

      how funny would that be?

    • VO

      Anyone know where I can read what fines went down?

      • Salty Buggah

        well, it was closed to the media so I doubt we find out. Too bad.

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          there were a few articles written about it…i think swisher being late for BP one day, and then Arod for being late to the season :)

  • Dela G

    LETS GO YANKEES!

  • Drew

    I get more hyped for Joba’s starts than anyone else. I don’t know why.

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

      Me too.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Me three

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        fistpumps! :)

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Joba 8-0 after All Star Break, let’s stay perfect Joba!

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

      I’m blaming you if Joba loses.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        k fine.

  • Dela G

    Lets hope this randy ruz kid doesn’t do anything tonight

    • Dela G

      *ruiz

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

      He’s no kid. Former Yank farmhand.

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

    Maybe it’s the fact that most guys enter their “contract years” around the same time they reach their baseball prime.

  • Drew

    Haha damn, sweet catch.

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

    Ugly 0-2 pitch, Joba.

  • mike HC

    It seems like Damon has been better in LF of late.

    • Dela G

      maybe that boston series rejuvenated him

    • Randy A.

      Ha…better or luckier? It’s still a heart attack to watch him catch line drives.

  • Dela G

    nice 0-1 pitch there

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    I just noticed the YES gun is working today. No more 96 mph curveballs.

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

    Wow, I figured he was going to throw a 3-2 slider. He always does.

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

      Me + The Show + 3-2 changeups = total domination.

      • Drew

        fugghetaboutit

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

          Heh, I was waiting for that.

      • Dela G

        me + xbox 360 = No “the Show” :(

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

          Your life = shitty.

          ;)

          • Dela G

            :D

          • pat

            gears>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anything on ps3

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

              I wouldn’t know; I have a PS2.

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

        Oh, I pitch backwards in that game with a mofo, doesn’t matter who the pitcher is. 2-0, 3-1, 3-2 changeups aren’t fair.

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

          Haha, word. I do the same thing.

  • Drew

    It’s good to hear the crowd into each play these days.

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

    Damn, I thought Robbie would get that.

    • Dela G

      same here

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Pedroia would have had that!!! ergh

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

      Nah, he would’ve belly-flopped and missed it completely. Like I said over the weekend, Pedroia leads the league in unnecessary dives/slides/falls.

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

    I like it when Joba’s fast.

  • Drew

    Nasty

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    woooo it’s the SLIDAH~

  • Salty Buggah

    nice Joba but I would like some more efficiency

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice slider to get Overbay. How about picking up the pace a bit?

    Sometimes he seems like a non-shitty Steve Trachsel.

  • VO

    I love the way Joba either strikes someone out and walks straight off the mound like it’s nothing. Or the times where he goes all fist-pumping on us. It really does show the true emotion in it.

  • BigBlueAL

    Has Girardi confirmed that Gaudin will start on Sunday?? Or is it just speculation from some of the writers??

  • Dela G

    that was a filthy slider

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

    The Yanks annihilated Richmond earlier this year. I expect more of the same.

    • Dela G

      i hope so

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

    Jeter startin’ it off right.

  • JSquared

    Jeter’s too good.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Wasn’t impressed with Jobber that inning.

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

      I wasn’t impressed with you that inning.

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

        I wasn’t impressed with your face that inning.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          I’ll just let you do my work for me.

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

    I like this.

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

    I like where this is going.

  • JSquared

    Overbay is too white to get up any higher.

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

      Overbay and Jason Bay should recruit Drew Neitzel to play baseball so they can have the “All Powder” team.

  • Salty Buggah

    keep it going guys, we need to hit with RISP today.

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

    This qualifies as a good start.

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

    They are ripping him right now.

  • JSquared

    Teixeira… The Baseball Superman?

    • Dela G

      this is truth

    • Salty Buggah

      Pujols

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        A-Rod, when he’s on.

        • Salty Buggah

          yea, Tex has had a great season but it’s nothing compared to A-rod’s 2007 season

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            That was the best season I’ve ever seen.

  • Accent Shallow

    Aaron Hill is a horrendous defender.

  • Dela G

    i heart you damon

  • Salty Buggah

    keep it going

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

    No double play this time A-Rod

  • VO

    I am liking these Yankees.

  • JSquared

    Ball 3?

  • pat

    Arod decides this isn’t clutch enough of a situation.

    • Salty Buggah

      we are not tied or down so yea…I kinda wish he would pad his stats in addition to being clutch

  • Salty Buggah

    boo borderline call! Cmon Hideki, no DP or K, we need more runs

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

    Come on Yankees, let’s get more than one run here! *is really greedy*

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    That’s the only run we need with Joba on the mound.

  • Dela G

    that K to alex was BS

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

    New favorite way to kill time: pushing pedestrians in front of subway cars in GTA4.

    • Dela G

      i’d rather use my grenades and throw them into gangs

      never fails

    • Accent Shallow

      I don’t think I can pick a favorite way — slaughtering innocents never gets old.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        …HOW CAN YOU KILL INNOCENT WOMEN and CHILDREN?

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Not to mention the men.

  • Dela G

    yikes

    godzilla looked silly on that first strike

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

    Were Hideki’s eyes even open on that pitch?

    • Dela G

      hahahahahaha prolly not

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      That’s pretty racist

    • Salty Buggah

      racist ;)

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

      Psh, I was going for the Little Big League reference.

    • pat

      96 mph heat and 80mph curve? No chance.

      • pat

        oops.

  • Salty Buggah

    now that I dont like, that runner on 3rd better not be stranded!!!

    • Salty Buggah

      thanks JoPo!

  • JSquared

    Good hit. Bad green light from 3rd base coach.

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

    That was an awful call.

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

    Oh WTF Tex, you can run over Jorge but not frickin’ Barajas?

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

      Eh, better that he didn’t. Don’t want him getting hurt.

      But that was easily Thompson’s worst send of the year.

  • BigBlueAL

    Bobby Meacham is back coaching 3rd????

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

    Better

  • Drew

    cmon teix u gotta take him down. wtf was thompson thinking sending him?

  • VO

    A little too aggressive there. I don’t think Teix made that call on his own at all.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Oh Robbie Thompson.

  • mike HC

    Why not try to harder to dislodge the ball?

  • Dela G

    hahahahaha Tex

    way to get out by a mile

    who waived him home? a blind man?

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Blind man…you’re not referring to Bobby Meachem are you?

      • Dela G

        yes i am… :P

  • Randy A.

    Bobby Meachem 2.0 at 3rd base this year.

    • Drew

      No, not even close.

      • Randy A.

        Haha, are you defending Thompson or Meachem?

        • Drew

          Thompson has been great this year. Obviously that was the wrong send, but in no way is he similar to Meachem.

          • Randy A.

            I agree whole heartedly. For the most part, Thompson has been great. I just like referring to moments like that as Bobby Meachem moments.

            • Drew

              That it was.

  • pat

    BWAHAHAHAHA the Tigers put up a 3 spot on tazawa in the first inning. This kid’s confidence is gonna be shot to shit.

    • Accent Shallow

      Thinks he’s too good for NPB, eh?

    • JSquared

      I didn;t like Tazawa’s video against Japan players… i don;t know how he got picked up by a top MLB team.

      • VO

        Igawa?

      • Drew

        isn’t he like 22 yrs old?

      • Randy A.

        So Dicegay can gave a friend to play pokemon with

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

    That question about Ruth is unfair. Baseball wasn’t nearly as popular then as it is now, right? Ruth was so big because he essentially defined the sport and made it into what it became. Unless baseball completely dies out, unlikely, no one will be able to do that again.

    • Ivan

      Ruth was the first athlete you could label “put fannies in the seats”

      Remember baseball was just escaping the dead ball era and Ruth made the Homrun one of the most exciting things in baseball.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        He also revived baseball after the Black Sox scandal by having a season where he hit almost twice as many HR’s as any other player ever had previously in one season.

        The dude was unreal.

  • JSquared

    There were a lot of bad decisions by Thompson earlier in the year, thought he would know better, we can string 4 hits together with 2 outs against red sox… he doesn’t think we can do it against the Blue Jays?

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

    That pitch should’ve been fuckin’ crushed. Thank you, Vernon.

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

    Please stop calling Randy Ruiz a kid, Michael Kay. He played in AA for the Yanks. Four years ago.

    And that wasn’t his first big league at-bat, Paulie. He’s been up with the Twins. A few times.

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

      I had to look it up. Ruiz will be 32 in October.

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

      Mike, stop expecting guys talking about Major League players to do research. It’s not in their job descriptions.

      And, apparently, the reason blogs exist is to take down star players. /Leiter’d

  • Accent Shallow

    Sure, hit 96 to Randy F. Ruiz, Joba.

  • JSquared

    Ok, take a seat now Rook.

    Sincerely, Joba’s Fastball.

  • Dela G

    vernon wells sucks

    badly

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

    Nice inning, Joba.

  • Bob Stone

    Go Tigers! They’re up 3-0 on the BoSox and Tazawa in the first inning.

  • Drew

    Love it

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Jobaisonfire

  • CanoFTW

    Oh Mo – away on a business trip and I’m forced to listen to the game on Gameday audio… I hope I don’t break my laptop listening to Sterling and Waldman.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Did Vernon Wells say “BITCH!” real loud when he hit that pop up?

    • Dela G

      i thought so

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

    Joba only goes 5 innings each of his starts from here on out. That’s why they’re keeping it secret, so teams don’t wait him out and get his pitch count up.

    If he throws 5 tonight and makes another 6 starts in the remaining 7 weeks of the season (skipping him here and there) that will put him at 150 IP for the season.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Serious or joke?

  • Accent Shallow

    I have mute on — was that girl someone I should recognize, or just a random fan?

    • Dela G

      she’s just the smile of the game

      not anyone special

  • Ivan

    Iight big spot, WS on the line, final out, Pujols at the plate, who would you trust in that spot, Joba or Hughes?

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Joba.

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

      Joba. I trust his slider more than Hughes’ cutter or curve.

    • Dela G

      cano is a hitting genius without people on base

    • VO

      Veras he’s good at walking people.

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

        IETCVM

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    lol cameraman must have really had a thing for that girl in the blue shirt.

  • CanoFTW

    Omg as soon as I write that – Sterling calls the Cano hit a double… only to correct himself bc he can’t see the area of the field from where he’s sitting.

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

    Robbie Cano’s so lazy, he tried to double twice in that at-bat thinking they’d give him four bases and a homer.

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

      Heh, IETC.

  • JSquared

    Cano… The Man.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    CANO!!!

  • JSquared

    BALK.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Robbie fires the “laser!”

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

    How did the HP umpire not notice that immediately?

    • Dela G

      lol i have no idea

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Meh… Bard’s balk was funnier.

    • Randy A.

      Yeah, Bard’s head was about to explode when he balked.

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

    Nice pitch, Richmond. His breaking ball is pwning people right now.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Here comes the Melkman for his delivery!
    Happy bday Leche!

  • Salty Buggah

    ah cmon guys we HAVE to drive in that run this time with 0 outs (now 1)

    • Salty Buggah

      that works

  • Drew

    Melkdog gettin the job done.

  • JSquared

    RBI on your birthday. I’ll Take it.

  • pat

    Melky only plays small ball when Cano is on base.

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

    B-day RBI!

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

    Happy Birthday Melky!

    Cano and A-Rod are going to chip in and order him another porn star.

    • Ivan

      Actually A-Rod can do that himself.

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

        Cano wanted to put his name on the card.

  • Drew

    Jeter is just ridic at the plate right now.

  • ShuutoHeat

    That’s G!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Melky: “here you go Robinson Cano it is a sacrifice fly for you”
    Robbie: “thank you Melky you are my best friend”

    • Ivan

      That’s kinda of ummmmm…..how can I put it…….fruity.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

        YOU’RE KIND OF UMMMM… HOW CAN I PUT IT… FRUITY!

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          not that there’s anything wrong with that, right?

          • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

            Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

    • ShuutoHeat

      continuation from yesterday…

      Melky+Robbie: *steps into the dugout*
      Mitre: “Hey guys!”
      Melky+Robbie: “STFU, FOOL!”
      Mitre: “…”
      Tex: “HEY! No sulking!”
      Tex: “fool…”

      • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

        Mitre: *cries*

      • Dela G

        Mitre then makes a throwing error trying to toss the sunflower seeds to cano

        • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

          (sunflower seeds spill all over the dugout floor)
          Cano: “…”
          Melky: “…”
          Tex: “…”
          Mitre: *cries*

  • Mary Carey

    Happy birthday Leche!

  • JSquared

    Derek Jeter… Too Good.

    Tazawa gonna have 50+ pitches after the 2nd inning, how is that pitching depth there boston?

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

    Is that dude from the ESPN trivia game right there in the front row? What was it? Stump the Schwab or whatever?

    • Drew

      Yeah ha i couldn’t think of his name, it’s Schwab or watevs

    • Ivan

      He’s a HUGE Yankee fan I,ve heard.

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

    Damn, this guy is throwing batting practice.

  • Drew

    Dammit! Make them walls higher!! ha

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

    Tough break, should be 4-0

    • JSquared

      Yeah, Time for Teixeira to get another hit.

  • Drew

    Vernon Wells thought it was a touchdown.

    • ShuutoHeat

      LoL

    • pat

      hahaha

  • Dela G

    jeter is money

  • Salty Buggah

    bring em in MVP!

  • Dela G

    nice job damon

  • ShuutoHeat

    This whole friggin line up is G!

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

    Crush them Alex. No mercy.

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

      Show them no mercy, for you will receive none.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    GRAND SLAM!!!!

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Haha, just foolin’ ya.

  • A.D.

    ARod needs to crush this

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

    This is more clutch than in the first!

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

      But not clutch enough

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    A-Rod you know what to do!!!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    KEEEL HIM!!! KEEEEEEEEL!!!

  • Drew

    Haha the poor pitching coach, he’s like “Fuck!!”

  • Salty Buggah

    A-rod hates stat-padding

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

    Tazawa off to a flying start.

    3H 3 R 2BB in 1.2 IP.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      He doesn’t even have that great stuff either.

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

        and they broke an unwritten rule between MLB and Japan in signing him. The Japanese teams were pissed they signed such a young guy, who was supposed to play with a Japanese team and was in a contract dispute.

  • Drew

    Well that was anti-climactic.

  • Ivan

    This team is good.

  • JSquared

    Can only ask for so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    OMG AROD SO UNCLUTCH!!1

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

    Apparently A-rod has decided to not hit those stat padding homers early in the game this year, and instead will save them all for the big spots.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I rather have him win the game with his big hit than to tack on another run to the 9 run lead like last season.

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

        If A-Rod had gotten a hit there, even a 2 run single, that would’ve made the game 5-0 which would essentially win the game.

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

          I’ve figured it out. A-Rod didn’t want to get the big hit to keep Richmond around longer.

  • Dela G

    damn it alex

  • Salty Buggah

    Positive: We are still crushing the shit out of Richmond, let’s just keep pitching well and keep mashing

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

    I do not want to hear about food. Stop talking about food.

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

      I’m eating bread

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        What type?

    • Randy A.

      Yeah it’s getting pretty old. My brother bet me on how many food references they would make tonight, setting the over/under at 5.5

    • ShuutoHeat

      Fried chicken with mashed taters and gravy topped with cheddar cheese, followed with a peach cobbler.

    • Dela G

      i heart jujyfriuts

      • ShuutoHeat

        Did you buy it on the way from the theater? You had time to buy Jujyfruits?

  • Drew

    Dang Miggy-Cabs might have a broken hand.

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

      how?

      • Dela G

        there was a brawl in boston

      • Drew

        Tazawa hit him. Next AB he had to get lifted because it was still messed up.

    • JSquared

      Tazawa helping the White Sox… he’s helping every team but the Red Sox…

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

      Ugh, that’s so shitty.

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuckin computer! I’ve been recording a DVD from my Camera and the software said it would take UPTO an hour. It had been 3 hours and it was only done 41%. But the motherfuckin froze and just turned off on me. All that time goes to waste!

    • ShuutoHeat

      Blame it on Meat Tray!

    • JSquared

      Don;t run any other programs while running that one.

      • Salty Buggah

        I didn’t…until now just before it froze.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    DP here Joba!

  • Drew

    Brawl in boston.

    • VO

      Why do they always broadcast the wrong games?

    • Accent Shallow

      Details, plz.

      • Drew

        I would if i could, only saw the tail end on mlb network.

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

    IM convo:

    youklis is gonna get suspended bigtime

    what’d he do?
    I’m watching the Yankees

    he got hit, charged the mound threw his helmet at porcello on his way then tackled porcello

    HOLY SHIT

    • Dela G

      yeah it was bullsheet on the red sox part

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

      That’s nice, it’s not like he’s 10 years older and has 60 lbs on the kid or anything.

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

      Youkilis?

      He seems like such a shy, unassuming wallflower type. Guess you just never know people.

    • VO

      Don’t worry Joba’s on his way.

    • Riddering

      Seriously, that is complete bullshit on Youk’s part.

      Somebody call Nolan Ryan!

  • Accent Shallow

    Joba, stop throwing balls to horseshit hitters.

  • beware of Michael Kay

    and the unspooling of the red sox has begun. amen

  • pat

    Sweet, Douchebag Youk tackles a 21 year old. What a fucking cockbag.

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

    Did I just hear that Youk tackled Porcello?! WTF?!

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    HAHAHAHA Youk charged Porcello. Wow. Red Sox really are dirtbags.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Youkilis is such a prick.
    You’re literally ALL over the plate, expect to get hit.
    Thanks for trying to ruin a youngster’s career.

    • beware of Michael Kay

      true dat

      although – porcello could have had a better response

      and now this from a guy on MLB Network: “I don’t think Youk was throwing his helmet at Procello to hurt him. It was more of a tactical thing.” … from the Tim McCarver school of broadcasting..

      • ShuutoHeat

        You mean next time someone can throw their frigging bat at the pitcher due to tactical reasons… it’s okay? What has this world come to?

        Fuck Youkilis and his fucking smug ass diva personality. Fuck his retarded stance, someone should pick up a garbage pitcher and have him just drill that fuck in the back of the head.

  • Salty Buggah

    Wow, this was unexpected. Someone from the NY media called out ESPN for their coverage of Big Papi.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....ortiz.html

    • ShuutoHeat

      +99999

      Saved and I shall print to post in the office.

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

      Meh, not sure Raissman really counts.

  • Dela G

    porcello effin beat youk a bit i think

    awesomeness

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    Best part is, Youkilis will probably get away with it, just like Ramirez. I loathe the Red Sox and their bitch brand of baseball.

  • JSquared

    Kind of wish it was someone like Verlander… Throw 100 MPH at Jewkilis, and he wouldn’t charge Verlander.

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

      Jewkilis

      Seriously? Is that necessary?

      • Accent Shallow

        Would like to reiterate.

  • Drew

    If Youkilis ever tackles Joba I will personally hunt him down and show him how it really is. Although, I’m pretty sure Jober would stomp his squirrel beard into the ground.

    • JSquared

      I don’t know if Teixeira or A-Rod will let Youkilis get close enough to Joba…

    • ShuutoHeat

      Big Tex will personally rip Youkilis away from Joba and then rip him a new one.

      • VO

        +1 Tex seems like that kind of guy where if you try and get near his teammates he’ll beat you down.

        • ShuutoHeat

          He looks like a nice guy and I’m sure he won’t mind getting dirty for his team mate. I’m sure he can snap some of the Red Sux in half with his bare hands.

    • beware of Michael Kay

      that day is coming, too

  • Dela G

    porcello just got tossed

    he shouldn’t have

    • ShuutoHeat

      Wow. You gotta love it.

      Let’s see…
      1. Man gets attacked.
      2. Man gets thrown on the ground.
      3. Man is expected to fight back passively, by staring hard at the crazy nut and hoping his head will explode.
      4. Man is hurt.

    • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

      Unbelievable. I hope Rodney throws at Youkilis’ head.

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

    C’mon Joba, stop screwing around.

  • Salty Buggah

    That Youkilis! What a team player for getting their starting pitcher ejected early for the longman!

    • Ivan

      LOL.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Can somebody give me a play by play of the Youk thing?

    • Dela G

      youk got hit by a pitch on the back between the letters

      he then charged the mound at an unsuspecting porcello

      threw his helmet

      then porcello and youk were in a suplex grip until youk sorta threw him down

      brawl began

      • unclestevie

        Youk threw him down ? watch again he got spun around with a text book judo throw

        • Dela G

          aaah true, i noticed that after i typed it

  • Bugsy

    faaaack, joba. throw strikes, please. we’re allergic to terrible ball to strike ratio.

  • pat

    Porcello tossed youk to the ground like a bitch, ended up on top of him.

    • Dela G

      it was quite funny to watch

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      As long as Porcello laid out Youk I’m okay with it, the kid is only 20 so that just shows 30 y/o Youk is a bitch.

    • unclestevie

      i knew that Youk was a wussy by the way he looked like he was gonna cry when Joba threw at him…..he knew that time he would take an ass whipping…..so he tried to pick on a skinny 20 year old rookie

  • Drew

    hahaha just saw the highlight, Porcello threw down Youk

    • yanke1313

      where?

      • Dela G

        there was a brawl in fenway

        porcello and youk got in a fight

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

    Shit

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

    Goddammit.

  • Drew

    Dammit Joba.

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

    Jesus fucking Christ Joba.

  • JSquared

    Ofcourse, another Lucky Overbay hit… Great.

  • Accent Shallow

    This is what happens when you don’t retire crappy hitters like Inglett and Scutaro.

    • Lanny

      How is Scutaro crappy?

      • Accent Shallow

        Lifetime slash line of .267/.336/.389?

        Somehow I doubt his hot (for him) hitting this year is a new level.

    • BigBlueAL

      This is also what happens when you let opportunities to knock a team out early in the game go to waste and see them come right back to tie the game instead.

    • Randy A.

      Scutaro isnt a crappy hitter, Inglett is.

  • nyrfan

    joba deserves that

  • Salty Buggah

    OK what the fuck Joba!

  • VO

    I have a feeling we are going to get our first look at Gaudin tonight.

  • beware of Michael Kay

    is it just me or is the red sox bitch-ness proven by their “rivalries” with so many teams that involve brawls. Yankees, Rays, now Detroit – and there was a thing with the O’s a while ago.

  • Dela G

    damn it joba

    one swing

    3 fucking runs

  • Riddering

    That sucked.

    /too broken for eloquence

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

    Stop walking the Joe Ingletts of the world and this shit won’t happen Joba.

    Unrelated: is this opera in the Lexus ad the same opera from The Shawshank Redemption?

  • charlespoet

    So when did the Yankees trade the Joba we saw after the break? This is the old version of Joba who no longer has a rhythm to his pitching, is missing location, and wasting too many pitches. Wow, might be time to reconsider the rotation. Could be his innings limit affecting him.

  • BigBlueAL

    Boston just tied the game.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Bad game by Joba.

    I said it in the first inning. Allow me to have my Little Bill moment here. I said he looked like he was doing bad.

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

    Fucking Bay

  • http://www.twitter.com/wahbjo01 Jordan

    And of course the Red Sox come back and tie it.

  • VO

    So wait, Youk didn’t get tossed?

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      You kidding? If the Sox make the playoffs this game will be the turning point and Youk will get a medal by Gammons.

  • Drew

    So anyone that didn’t see.

    Porcello hits Youk in the back, Porcello looks up like he didn’t mean to do it. Then while Porcello is still looking up, Youk sprints to the mound. All of a sudden Porcello looks at Youk sprinting at him and puts his arms out to the side and backs up as if to say, “what the hell is happening!!??” He then gets a helmet tossed at him, Youk tries to tackle Porcello and Porcello spins and throws Youk to the ground.

    • Salty Buggah

      yep it was awesome but it would be better if they lose

  • Salty Buggah

    OK, offense time to score like 3 more runs now.

  • JSquared

    Jason Bay…. can only hit high Fastballs over the Green Monster… otherwise, useless.

  • Dela G

    DAMN YOU JASON BAY!

    tie game in boston 3-3

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

      I can see the “Brawl was the turning point of the season” articles now. They’ll hit the news stands tomorrow.

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

    Love O’Niell giving Leiter the shit all night.

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

    Jorge has looked terrible on breaking balls lately.

  • JSquared

    Why are we helping this bum Richmond?

  • pat

    Aight yo we need to refocus. Fuck Boston lets go Yanks.

    • VO

      +1

  • charlespoet

    This is the one thing that is frustrating. They have a pitcher on the ropes and they let up. This game should be 7-3 right now. Come on boys, no hiccups.

    • Bugsy

      how do you know thye let up? they aren’t the mets.

  • Salty Buggah

    It sucks Porcello got tossed as the Tigers will probably lose with a sucky pitcher in there.

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice job letting Toronto right back into the game.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    This night just went from everything bright and sunny to WTF this sucks.