Game 116: How about another win?

Open Thread: Fun with the Yankees' record
Medchill sets franchise HR record in win

The team’s on some kind of roll of late, and last night only emphasized that point. A-Rod‘s out with back spasms, but the lineup is still redic. Here’s the starting nine:

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Matsui, DH
Posada, C
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Hairston, 3B
Melky, CF

And on the mound, the en fuego Andy Pettitte.

Open Thread: Fun with the Yankees' record
Medchill sets franchise HR record in win
  • Bob Stone

    The Yanks are going to win tonight.

  • Dela G

    LETS GO YANKEES!

    i hope alex comes back fresh tomorrow

  • JSquared

    Can we smack Rowland-Smith? YES!

  • A.D.

    Would be nice for the W ahead of Mitre’s start

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Anything could happen in 3 innings of the Sox-Rangers game, but if the Sox lose, this is another perfect game to widen that gap.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      fuck

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

    I seriously just want to bury the Sox, so we can coast to the playoffs and get all our patos en una fila.

    • GG

      I know, I want to see the ESPN crew trying to cover their tracks when we are up double digits in the loss column

    • pat

      Baxter, you know I don’t speak spanish.

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

        ‘Ducks in a row’ seemed so lame, I had to spruce it up.

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

          BTW-I’ll be posting in Spanish tonight, and since I now know that you no habla espanol, I will be making fun of you all night, usted gran maniquí.

          • pat

            heh, im fluent pinche cabron. your babel fish translations will have no effect on me.

  • Bob Stone

    I really like the architecture at the Texas Rangers’ Stadium. It has an eclectic mixture of old and new elements and the stands have an interesting assymetry to them. Every time I see a game there on TV, like the BoSox/Rangers game tonight, I admire the stadium’s design. One of my favorites along with Camden Yards.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Yup, gotta love Arlington. The best part is the folks who get to run onto that centerfield lawn for Hr’s. Always wanted to be part of that mad rush for a Homer ball.

      Although, that bitter old man in the front is annoying.

  • Bob Stone

    Shit – Big Papi just tied the game at Texas.

    • JSquared

      Yeah, bring in a guy who throws 85MPH… don;t bring in Feliz who can toss 1.1 innings of 100MPH BALL!!

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      must have been takin’ those special vitamins, that he bought at his local GNC.

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

    These late night games are growing on me.

    I like the sense of camraderie in us staying up so late to watch them

    • Bob Stone

      I second that. I stayed ’til the bitter end last night. Only got 4 hours sleep before heading out to work but the fatigue was worth it. I took a 90 minute nap tonight, so I’m ready to go again.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        I liked how the market moves slowly (globally) the morning after late playoff games!

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

      Sí, somos un equipo de bastante tonto gansos.

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

    Que quarterback que firmó hoy con las Águilas es un monstruo, y espero que se golpeó la cabeza cuando juega.

    • Bob Stone

      Que pasa?

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

      ….

      Podemos comprender.

      Pero, pienso que sabes esto

    • pat

      You have some verb tense issues.

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

        Lo único que me hace usted es tensa.

        • pat

          You gots to use the subjunctive
          Espero que se golpee o golpearas la cabeza….

          • pat

            *golpeara

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

              Pffffft

              Una escuela de español que no lo son.

  • GG

    I hope by the end of the season, we can field a lineup of nine guys with more HR’s than Big Popout

  • Bugsy

    this feeling of luxury just doesn’t feel right. maybe that comes from being a Knicks fan.

  • Little Bill

    Andy won’t need more than a couple runs tonight.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Still feelin that?

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

    El Artisto, que es con el español?

    RAB es un sitio que se usan el íngles!

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

      No mas! Estamos teniendo más!

      ¡Viva la revolución!!!

    • George H

      Damn, Pettitte is really pumping up his K/9 ratio recently.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Andruw motherfucking Jones!

  • JSquared

    ANDRUW JONES!!

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      I figure Andrew did something good. Fill me in, folks, M’kay.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Hope we get a win tonight for Andy. The man has been robbed way too many times the last month of deserving victories.

  • Reggie C.

    Ryan Rowland Smith’s starts havent been terrible. Rowland’s thrown a couple 7 inning efforts and a most recently gone 6.2 against the Rays. This shouldn’t be a laugher.

  • Dela G

    great AB by jete to work this guy

  • Dela G

    man jeter would’ve had ball 4, but hey, its all good.

    Good to make him work and see his arsenal jetes

  • Bugsy

    damon sucks against Lefties.

  • Bob Stone

    Awright – Rangers jump back ahead of the Sox 3-2 in the 6th.

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

    Espero que los Red Sox encuentran a Neftali Feliz.

    • Bugsy

      this will go on for all night, huh?

  • Dela G

    rowald-smith don’t play. This guy works very very fast

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I hope we see some mo’ Matsui magic tonight

  • Dela G

    what an at bat by tex!

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Good Eyes Tex. Here comes the Mr. G moment, Godzilla.

  • Reggie C.

    Lester is dealing.

  • V

    Yay, I’m up for another night, lol.

  • Riddering

    I may be quibbling but I can’t believe Jeter didn’t get the drive of the game last night on his homer, which was sick.

    I was too tired watching the game to type that at the time.

    • Bob Stone

      It was definitely a BOMB!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Ortiz is crying foul with media. He is saying that media is saying stuff without getting to know him. Wouldn’t it have been nice for him to not create this phony santa personality and not cheat?

  • Bugsy

    That Yankees Taurus is pretty fugly.

  • cjc

    oh look ichiro with a hit it amazes me he ever goes hitless

  • Salty Buggah

    Ichiro is too good.

    • Bob Stone

      He’s never had a season of less than 200 hits in eight years. He’s already at 169 hits this year. Too bad he played in Japan so long or he’d be going for Rose’s career hit record.

  • Dela G

    well ichiro does what ichiro does best

    pettite should’ve done what cc did to him. Throw everything on the outside corner

  • cjc

    not a good start

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Andy, get out of this.

  • Dela G

    damn this is not a good opening

    cmon andy, we have to win this game, mitre is pitching tomorrow…..

  • JSquared

    Four fastballs in a row? come on.

  • Bugsy

    god, please give us a DP.

    • Bob Stone

      Amen. Just thinking the same thing.

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  • Reggie C.

    Dang… Giants RB rookie Andre Brown lost for the season. That hurts RB depth alot. I’m really not a big Bradshaw fan. He’s too small and is he really a burner? I really wanted to see Brown this offseason.

    • Zack

      Is that the guy who gave himself his own nickname this offseason?

      • Reggie C.

        NO idea Zack. Nickname or not , Andre Brown could’ve beaten out Ware for that third spot on the depth chart. This is a loss that’s gonna hurt if Bradshaw isn’t a quality performer.

    • pat

      2 runs on 20 something pitches, not ideal but it’s certainly not night-ending.

      • pat

        this doesn’t belong here.

  • Dela G

    fucking A

    1-0 mariners

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

    Dude, Andy, estoy en la casa de mis padres. No puedo, ah, yell si ud. tira como mierda.

    TIRA LA DAMNED PELOTA!

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

      Si! Lo que ha dicho!

  • Bugsy

    fuck.

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Andy

  • Riddering

    Andy should have simulated a first inning before starting tonight at Safeco.

  • cjc

    arg

  • Dela G

    2-0 mariners on FC

  • southernyankeefan

    Lets hope the hitters came to play tonight.

  • Bugsy

    Griffey’s status is just sad now. It’s kinda reflected in Kenny’s enthusiasm when he said “well give him an RBI!”

  • trueblue

    Brutal start

  • Dela G

    HUUUUGE K for andy

  • JSquared

    TEH PETTITTE!

  • JSquared

    GET SOME!

  • Dela G

    damn

    that cuttah is nastay

  • Bugsy

    phew. you can take your hitter’s strike zone and ….

  • JM

    Anyone have the Yankees history against Roland-Smith, as in stats against and W-L record when he pitches?

    • whozat

      baseball-reference.com should. You can do pitcher/batter splits and all kinds of stuff.

    • Salty Buggah

      “Rowland-Smith has made five appearances and pitched 10 innings in his career against the Yankees, who have collected 13 hits and eight earned runs against the lefty.”

    • JM

      Thanks guys

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Let’s go OFFENSE!

  • Dela G

    PETTIE IS SMASHING TEH GATORADE COOLAH!!!

    • Bugsy

      roid rage? oh wait, this is what is called as being a warrior, right?

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

      That’s because ANDY PETTITTE’S A STAHTIN PITCHAH!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrZSM–5T4o

      ATROCIOUS!!!

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

        Wait, I was supposed to say that en Espanol.

        ANDY PETTITTE ES UN LANZADOR DE INICIO!!!!

        ATROZ!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That’s an effing HR.

  • JM

    Hmm… Anyone think it was over?

  • Bugsy

    oh you best believe that’s a dinger.

  • Dela G

    POSADA calling a timeout

    i love baseball

    • Riddering

      I know! Posada is HBIC.

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

    Man, not another one of those Safeco Field cheapies.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It was a popup carried by the wind obviously. Either that or steroids.

  • pat

    2 runs on 20 something pitches, not ideal but it’s certainly not night-ending.

  • Dela G

    thats a homerun for sure

    • whozat

      It was _on_ that yellow line, so I guess that’s a double. I think that’s the right call.

  • VO

    Over the yellow line.

  • Bob Stone

    It’s a homer!

    • Bob Stone

      Eyesight fail! Actually I thought the rule was that it’s a homer if it HITS the yellow line, not CLEAR the yellow line. My bad.

  • JSquared

    homerun

  • Pasqua

    I love how one ump has to stay on the field, as if anarchy would be unleashed if they all left.

    • Bob Stone

      ietcvm

  • JSquared

    just a tiny part of the top of the wall?

  • cjc

    double

  • JM

    AHHHHHH!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    OMFG seriously?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      NVM.

  • Dela G

    WHAT THE HELL???

    A DOUBLE???

    ARE THEY BLIND?

    • Pasqua

      Hate to say it, but I think it’s the right call. It hit the yellow and stayed in the field of play (I believe the skip it took on top of the wall is irrelevant once it hit the line.)

    • whozat

      No, that’s the right call. It hit the line. I figure that means it’s still in play, as the ball bounced back onto the field. If it’d bounced _over_, it’d be a homer. If it had hit on the green above the line and bounced back in, it’d be a homer.

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

        +1

        Mas uno, para aquellos de nosotros con fluidez en español.

  • Reggie C.

    That’s too bad for Posada. Cano’s got to lift Pettitte here.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Doubles =(

  • JSquared

    Fuck Umpires.

  • Bugsy

    bah, thankfully we have robinson cano to drive him in. oh wait…

  • Pasqua

    Is it like football where there has to be conclusive evidence to overturn? I’m wondering, if that was called a homerun initially, would it have been upheld?

    • Drew

      The ball hit the yellow line. That’s as conclusive as it gets.

      • Pasqua

        Okay, so forget the second question in my comment. But I’m curious about the first. I would imagine that some replays may not be able to provide precise “evidence.”

  • JSquared

    i’ll take a man on 3rd 1 out.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    At least Cano moved Posada to third, it’s the least he could do.

  • VO

    Did they even review it?

    • whozat

      Yeah, they did. And they got it right.

      • VO

        I know it showed it hit the yellow line but in another shot the frame before it it looked like it also hit the wall on top. May just be the bias in me, but eh nothing we can do now.

    • Bob Stone

      Yes

  • Riddering

    Posada knew he needed a homer with Cano following him. “Please, don’t put me in scoring position!”

  • DreDog

    Dan Bard is ruined thanks to Damon and Tex. :)

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Bard: “You mean the Rangers have a pitcher who could throw 100 mph too?”

    • Bugsy

      i’m a big fan of this development.

    • Riddering

      Poor Bill Simmons!

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

      Kyle Farnsworth had a 100 MPH fastball, too.

  • Bugsy

    swisher has a swagger when he walks.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Please no DP!

  • VO

    He said it “I wanted to see if he was proud of his stuff”

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

      Take a drink. It’s mandatory now.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP Jerry

  • Dela G

    nice eye swish

  • Riddering

    Rowland-Smith NOT proud of his fastball. D:

  • whozat

    Wow, the squeeze with Posada at 3B. That is bold.

  • Bugsy

    lol. ill take it.

  • JSquared

    Nick Swisher went in hard to second base?… he didnt even go into second base.

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

      Jose Lopez just sucks hard at second base.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Hustle!

  • Dela G

    yay!!

    one run scores

    2-1 mariners

  • Salty Buggah

    Woohoo! nice play Lopez…got lucky there or else I would have been pissed.

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

    Nice slide by Swish, nice hustle by Jerryey.

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

      I take that back. Swish didn’t do much of anything there.

    • Bob Stone

      The Yankees just got lucky to score a run.

  • whozat

    Lopez just cost his team a run.

    I’d love a double in the gap, Melky :-)

  • Dela G

    oh well, we got a run scored! on to teh second!

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

    Por que mis padres piensan que es una bueno cosa para mantener la temperatura cerca de 0 degrados?

    Es friggin’ agosto y estoy frio!

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

      Tu padre está loco

    • Bugsy

      hace frio aqui!

  • JSquared

    Keep taking pitches down the middle Seattle, i’ll pay you.

  • Dela G

    damn that was a filthy K

  • Bugsy

    we might actually have an advantage tomorrow.

    • cjc

      no not really

      • Bugsy

        really? luke french inspires confidence?

        • cjc

          mitre does? toss up maybe

          • Bugsy

            you have to take the offense into account.

  • Riddering

    Call me crazy, but I could enjoy an entire game with the camera just on the resting pitchers in the dugout. I love seeing their reactions.

  • cjc

    bounce back I like

  • JSquared

    YEAH! GET SOME!!

  • Little Bill

    Andy won’t need more than a few runs tonight.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      You STILL feelin that?

  • Dela G

    4 ks through 2? i’ll take it

  • Bugsy

    i love “aggressive” hitters.

  • JSquared

    I Like how Luke French lands you Jarrod Washburn. Amazing.

  • cjc

    lets go offense show this aussie how american baseball is really played

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damn it Ichiro

  • Bugsy

    i’m not impressed by the rolandsmith fella. we’ll win today.

    • Bugsy

      oh man, do i regret writing this.

  • Dela G

    damn ichiro and his unlimited range

    on to teh bottom of the 3rd!

  • southernyankeefan

    man i thought that would have been a hit.

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

    Even watching Ichiro catch routine fly balls is fun.

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

      Ever see him take batting practice? That’s a treat.

  • Riddering

    It’s strange how pitchers sometimes mirror each other in games. I don’t mean duels, but roughed-up innings followed by 1-2-3 outs and then the other guy matches it.

  • JSquared

    Mike Lowell Owned by Home Plate Umpire Marvin Hudson.

  • Bugsy

    junk. i hate this guy.

  • Dela G

    ichiro and his damn great hitting

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Can Ichiro just retire and go into the HOF already?

  • Riddering

    Ichiro’s bat is actually a magic wand. Bastard.

  • JSquared

    This guy gonna call an inside strike on the Mariners… or what?

  • Dela G

    andy is getting fucking squeezed

  • southernyankeefan

    come on andy get it together.

  • Dela G

    thank you jesus for that popup

  • Bugsy

    the corpse of griffey better not do anything.

    • DreDog

      How’s he batting 4th?

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    Andy has no command tonight.

    • Dela G

      he has command, just almost a non existent strike zone

      • ShuutoHeat

        strike zone the size of beltre’s testicles

        • Dela G

          before or after the tear?

          • DreDog

            LMAO – So scary but so funny.

            • Dela G

              :D

  • Dela G

    great pop up andy

  • JSquared

    NICK THE QUICK!!

  • Dela G

    HOUDINI!!!

    ON TO TEH 4th!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Phew!!!

  • Dela G

    the looks on hairston and jetes were epic

    i loved that

  • JSquared

    Can we get some Frank Francisco Magic?

  • Dela G

    this game feels like the mariners are up 7-0 for some reason

    cmon yanks

  • Bugsy

    jesus christ. this ump needs to get the beltre treatment.

  • cjc

    oh I get it this is a joke ha funny wtf ump

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Chris Bosio – other no no

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

      Yup, you’re correct.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        wiki’d

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    texas blowing it.

    • JSquared

      NEFTALI FELIZ FTW!!!?

  • Bugsy

    frank frank is scaring me. bring in neftali!!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I agree, just make Neftali a closer for the rest of the year.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Frank Francisco, what the fuck are you doing?

  • DreDog

    Way to Frank Francisco. Dang. Too bad Neftali is not available.

  • Dela G

    damn it. I’ve never even heard of this schmuck

    rail his ass the next time through the order please?

  • JM

    Here we go… The Yankees really have to disrupt this guys rythm or something.

    • JM

      Can’t complain at this point, though.

  • JSquared

    Woodward K’d. come on frankie boy.

  • Bob Stone

    How about this for a crazy managerial decision – Francona just put Buckholz in as a PINCH RUNNER.

    • Bugsy

      OMG. Flashes of Wang (RIP, at least for the season).

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Clay Buchholz is pinch running!

    Seriously though, I hear he is damn fast.

    • Bob Stone

      he just got gunned down at the plate – YES!

      • Teix is the Man

        He needed to be fast to avoid getting caught stealing..oh wait!

  • Drew

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW WHAT A PLAY IN TEXAS

    • JSquared

      whatwas it??11!

    • Bob Stone

      Buckholz almost fell down rounding third – great play by Texas

    • VO

      What happened?

      • Drew

        Pedroia lined one off the Left Field wall. Bucholz was at second and held up in case the ball was caught. The ball bounced off the wall, Murphy gunned a throw to the relay man. Buchholz almost fell rounding third, and the relay man hit the catcher with a great throw and Buch was tagged out while sliding.

        • VO

          The Yankees should do that sometime have CC Pinch run knock the ball out of the catchers glove.

  • DreDog

    Amazing play in Texas. Clay Buttholez was pinch running and got thrown out at home for the tying run!

  • Dela G

    Buchholz is a dumbass

    can’t believe he tried for home

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    laptop stealer isn’t a baserunner.

    • Ivan

      Should of gave a laptop in his hand, and said go.

  • Manimal

    Why was buccholz running in the first place?

    • Jersey

      He pinch-ran for Varitek on 2nd.

    • Bugsy

      cuz grampa tek is slow.

    • Dela G

      they had him pinch run for varitek

      • Manimal

        But still, they didnt have anyone else faster than V-tek and isnt the future of their franchise?

        • Zack

          nope, they already used everyone off their bench except kotchman

  • JM

    WHY DOES GAMEDAY HAVE TIWTTER ON IT?!?!?!?!

  • Dela G

    cmon andy, one more strike

  • VO

    PICK OFF!

  • JSquared

    PICKED OFF! TEH PETTITTE!

  • Dela G

    WHAT A PICKOFF!!!

  • Bob Stone

    Texas blew it!

  • JSquared

    Edited by RAB: Easy with the slurs.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Victor Martinez, you suck

  • Bugsy

    crap! shit fuck shit

  • JM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Bob Stone

    Great at bat by Victor Martinez.

  • Drew

    Frank Francisco you suck. Sweet name btw.

  • Jersey

    Fuck Texas

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Nice choke job by the Rangers.

  • pat

    screw you vmart.

  • Dela G

    victor martinez saves the sox

    5-4 sox

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Papelbon will blow it…

  • David A

    Dang V-Mart doubles and there now sox are leading…

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    damn Texas why you have to go and do that.

  • cjc

    mother fucker stick to throwing chairs francisco you pos

  • JM

    And this is why Mariano Rivera is the best closer ever. THings like that almost never happen.

  • Bob Stone

    Texas is pathetic – They gave this f’ing game away.

  • Dela G

    jason bay singles

    6-4 sox

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damn fouls

  • Bugsy

    games not over yet. although frank frank tried his damnedest.

    • Bob Stone

      It’s over now – 8-4

    • Zack

      just gave up 2run shot to jd. 8-4

    • Bugsy

      game over now.

    • Bugsy

      jesus christ. he gave up 6 runs.

  • Bob Stone

    unfuckingbelievable – BoSox 8-4

  • Dela G

    fucking a

    JD drew with a home run

    8-4 sox

  • Jersey

    Drew homers, now 8-4 Sox. Frank Francisco is shitting the bed all over the place.

  • Accent Shallow

    Since when do high change-ups induce outs?

  • JSquared

    Love the reaction of the Red Sox… haha, so pumped over being in second… how cute?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Well now they are in the lead (by 1 game) for the wildcard. I guess that is an accomplishment for them…

  • Zack

    is anyone actually listeing to NESN? we make fun of our guys and the guy for the White Sox, the fill in tonight is a joke

  • Bob Stone

    I hate to say it . . . but gives the Sux credit . . . they didn’t give up and fold. Frank Franc sure did though.

    • Tank the Frank

      I will give them no credit. All they did was show the standard amount of grittyness the Red Sox always show; which of course is about 15x more gritty than any other team.

      This was par for the course for them.

  • JM

    I… Hate… the Red Sox.

    • JM

      How do the Rangers allow a SIX-RUN NINTH!?!

      • Bugsy

        No Neftali!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice hustle from the Melkman.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Hong Kong is 12:40 ahead of Seattle?

  • Dela G

    HUSTLE BY THE MELK MAN

  • Jersey

    This will just make it hurt all the more when Texas comes back on Papsmear.

    • Zack

      5 run lead, why even put him in?

      • Teix is the Man

        4 buddy

        • Zack

          ok 4, and people here bitch when Mo is used in a 3 run game

    • Bob Stone

      Go Yanks – Small ball!!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Unfortunately, Papelshit won’t give up that lead.

      MELKY!!!!!

  • JSquared

    Would it be wrong for a team who doesn’t have Mariano Rivera to keep a good reliever unused in a game in case someone like Frank Francisco sucks. i’d rather see Darren O’Day closing games.

    • Zack

      Francisco was at 31.1 IP, 35K, 8BB, 0.89WHIP, .175 BAA before tonight

    • Accent Shallow

      Other than a high home run rate, Francisco has been awesome this year.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    No doubt the Red Sox come back was fueled by the raw emotion Youkalis showed by charging the mound.

  • Ivan

    Come DJ, tie this thing up.

  • JM

    YEAAAAAAA!

  • Dela G

    aight jete, bring him home

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    yeah baby tied up

  • Ivan

    Thank u M defense.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Both runs on bad defense.

  • Bugsy

    haha. wow. 2 gifts. we’re bound to win this game.

    now steal.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice D there, Mariners. Wild pitch/passed ball to put Melky in scoring position, then two infielders whiff on a grounder.

  • Drew

    through the wickets.

  • cjc

    woot woot

  • JSquared

    Derek Jeter > MLB.

  • Dela G

    JETER IS SOOOOO FUCKING CLUTCH!

    2-2

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    That was ugly damon

  • Bob Stone

    The Yanks are very lucky to have any runs at all in this game.

  • Dela G

    yucky damon

    yucky