Game 117: Oh Sergio

Marte excused for personal reasons
DotF just isn't the same without Jesus

Sergio Mitre‘s 23 innings with the New York Yankees haven’t exactly been pretty. He’s allowed 21 runs in that span (18 earned). Opponents have hit .400 on balls in play off Mitre, and have reached base successfully a little over 40 percent of the time. Yet the Yankees have won three of the five games he’s started. And in his last start, a loss, it came down to a poor fielding play, rather than the loss totally coming from a hit barrage.

Mitre has done two things well thus far. First is keeping the ball low, hence the high number of singles allowed. Of the 38 hits he’s surrendered, just eight have been for extra bases. That’s because hitters are punching his low pitches through holes. If some of those grounders find defenders, he’ll have an easier go of it. He’s going to hang pitches here and there, and that will lead to extra bases and homers. But for a fifth starter to allow just eight extra base hits in five games is pretty decent.

The second thing he’s done is keep his walks low. If he can maintain that while some of the balls in play find defenders, the pitches he does hang won’t be as painful. Solo homers happen. What a pitcher really needs to avoid is hanging one with men on base. Fewer men on base means fewer opportunities for the multi-run homer. It’s about the only hope Mitre’s got.

The Mariners will send 23-year-old rookie Lucas French to the mound. Acquired from Detroit in the Jarrod Washburn trade, French has started two games for the Mariners and they haven’t been nearly as good as his first six starts with the Tigers. Perhaps they should have seen this coming. He did, after all, give up six runs, five earned, against the Rangers right before the trade. Since then he’s given up four runs over five innings against the Royals (the Royals) and another four runs over 5.1 to the White Sox.

French faced the Yanks while with the Tigers, allowing two runs, one earned, over five innings of work. The Yanks took care of the Tigers bullpen that game to win the first game after the break, the beginning of a seven-game win streak. Joel Zumaya was the goat in that one, as he allowed three runs, all on a bomb by Mark Teixeira. That was also the night that Phil Hughes struck out six in two innings.

A-Rod‘s back in the lineup, which is great news given his back spasms yesterday. He’s even playing the field. Posada is in the lineup as the DH, and Hairston plays for Damon in left.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Nick Swisher, RF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Robinson Cano, 2B
7. Jerry Hairston, LF
8. Melky Cabrera, CF
9. Jose Molina, C

And on the mound, number forty-five, Sergio Mitre.

Marte excused for personal reasons
DotF just isn't the same without Jesus
  • DGeezy

    Is it just me or does it seem like we’re facing LHPs a lot more this year than we did last yr?

    • EB

      Not sure, but everyone except Damon is OPS’ing higher vs LHPs so it’s fine by me.

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

    Gordon Demer instead of Kim Jones.

    Talk about going from the penthouse to the outhouse.

  • V

    Penny+Smoltz+Baldelli+Saito > Sabathia+Burnett+Teixeira.

    HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • whozat

      who said that?!?!?!

      • Salty Buggah

        Jayson Stark was pretty close to saying that.

        • whozat

          Even now? I know people were trying to say that early on, but now?

          • whozat

            I mean, Penny’s over 100 pitches, has given up 4 runs, and hasn’t even gotten through the 5th!

            • V

              No, it’s getting back at all of those preseason predictions.

              • Salty Buggah

                yea, he’s been quiet about it lately.

      • VO

        Red Sox fans…..Or as you may know them ESPN.

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

      Red Sox shopped K-Mart and the Yanks shopped at Tiffany’s.

      You get what you pay for.

      • Bob Stone

        Sox shopped Salvation Army Store.

  • Salty Buggah

    I think (though its mostly hope) that Mitre have a pretty decent/good outing tonight if he doesn’t make an error (3 already!).

    I hope he can somehow give us 6-7 innings tonight because that’s what a 5th starter should be able to do.

    • V

      Wait, what?

      I don’t think many 5th starters give 6-7 innings on anything resembling a regular basis.

      • Salty Buggah

        But the main thing 5th starters provide is innings right? Or am I mistaken?

        • whozat

          eh. not really. 5th starters are basically a fungible commodity that will let you beat the shitty teams and not kill you against good teams, and sometimes totally suck.

          5/3 – 7/5 is the sort of range in my mind for what a 5th starter would provide.

        • Zack

          Mistaken.
          BOS- Tazawa
          TB- Price
          MIN- Swarzak
          DET- Porcello
          PHI- Pedro
          STL- Boggs
          SF- Sanchez
          COL- Hammel

          Are those guys going 6-7 consistantly?

          • VO

            Give me porcello’s last 5 starts I’m gonna teach this Zack kid a lesson.

            • Zack

              Jason Hirsh? Ohh funny man, trying to sneak one by me huh? Jason Hirsh- thats not even a real name!!

              • VO

                What is that your buddy sitting next to you?
                Jason Hirsch……(10 minutes later) It turns out he was not throwing out fake names the Yankees have acquired Jason Hirsch.

                • Zack

                  You picked the wrong guy!

      • whozat

        They might go 6-7 IP 5 ER. But, honestly, for Mitre, that’d just be a matter of another grounder or two finding a fielder. A DP grounder here or there instead of a hit would massively change his outings. If he turned that DP in Toronto, for example, it’d completely have changed the complexion of that outing.

    • EB

      6IP 3ER would be awesome

  • Salty Buggah

    I’ve decided that I am going to teach my kid to throw lefty no matter what.

    • Dela G

      same here

      i am right handed, and my dad taught me to hit from both sides and field with both arms. I have the same power with my left arm that i do my right. He wanted me to be able to shoot, throw a football, and throw/hit a baseball from both sides in case of injury :D

      • VO

        I tried teaching myself to throw lefty this summer, I actually got all the mechanics down in about 2 weeks. But because of throwing so much my shoulder hurt and I had to shut (the left one) down for a long time. I can throw a football lefty not great but decent. I can shoot equally great from both sides. I can hit both sides but I have more contact hitting righty and more power hitting lefty.

        • Salty Buggah

          “I can hit both sides but I have more contact hitting righty and more power hitting lefty.”

          Same thing with me.

          • VO

            I’m not comparing us to Teixeira but he is the same way.

      • Salty Buggah

        Damn, thats good. All I can do is throw decently lefty but not nearly as good as righty. But I bat better lefty than righty now.

        • Dela G

          too bad i wasn’t great in high school at baseball, but it helped with bball.

          I stopped playing baseball after i struck out 4 times in a game against kyle drabek my junior year

    • ShuutoHeat

      When I have a kid, I’m going to put him through the same training Ichiro’s dad put him through.

      • Dela G

        ichiro’s dad massaged his feet every day (according to kay last month)… i dunno if i could do that

        • VO

          After long baseball practices, when I have a kid I would never go near his feet.

      • whozat

        Heh, Matsui’s a righty too, but he was so much better than his older brother and friends that he started having to hit lefty.

        • Salty Buggah

          CC’s a natural righty but couldnt throw or hit well righty so his Dad advised him to try and throw lefty and here we are today. CC still does everything righty except throw and bat.

          • whozat

            Billy Wagner broke his arm when he was a kid, so he started throwing lefty even though it’s his off hand.

            • Salty Buggah

              Yep…Joba writes lefty so maybe there’s a story about him too.

          • Dela G

            joba is actually left handed when he writes (he signed my ball that way).

            LeBron James is also left handed but does everything but shoot with his left

            • Salty Buggah

              damn , you beat me. And I didnt know that about LeBron.

              • Dela G

                :D

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

    I think I’ve figured out what’s wrong here. We have a pitcher named Marte who’s always hurt and another named Mitre who stinks on ice.

    We have to stop signing pitchers with an M, T, R and E in their name. If we could just stop doing that, I think we’ll have much better luck.

    • ShuutoHeat

      you might be on to something!

      • V

        So, no ‘Martinez’es, ever.

  • Salty Buggah

    Jorge>>>>>>>Martinez still after that HR

    • Dela G

      jorge can actually throw out guys

      martinez can’t do that

      • whozat

        for real. I don’t understand why the Yanks weren’t running on the Sox more. The Rangers are running WILD on Penny/Martinez.

        • Dela G

          i never understood that AT ALL. I think when grit gutner comes back in sept, you will see a lot of running on the sox come the sept. series with him and pena and jetes

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

            Gritt Gutner steals home with the winning run in the ALCS. Book it.

            • PinstripesForeverDougie

              IETCVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVM ;)

        • Salty Buggah

          We’re classy and didn’t want to show off. We just wanted to show them even without running wild, we can win. Next series we will.

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

            Why waste the A-Team on the Red Sox when the B-Squad beats them just the same?

        • Zack

          Martinez is at first

          • whozat

            Sorry, Penny/Tek.

            He sucks at throwing guys out too…

            • Zack

              True. I think they’re at 18% and 17% each. Jeter, Damon, Gardner, even Melky should be running all day

        • EB

          Tek is catching, Vmart at 1st

      • Salty Buggah

        Jorge has a significantly higher OPS too. ESPN said the Martinez move was to counter Tex but it doesnt even counter Jorge.

  • Dela G

    Let’s go yankees!

  • Jeffrey

    I think #45 is cursed. First Carl Pavano had the number and we all know his legacy or lack thereof. Now that number falls on Sergio Mitre. So far Mitre has left something to be desired.

    • Bugsy

      what exactly has mitre done that could be on par with pavano?

      • Bob Stone

        He’s lost half as many games as Pavano in their respective tenures iwth the Yankees.

        • Bugsy

          touche.

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

      Curses are for Bostonians.

  • Tank the Frank

    Our bullpen has definitely become one of the best in baseball. But who’s is best? Seattle? White Sox? Red Sox? Dodgers? Rays?

    • Bugsy

      oakland? i dont know. it’s really hard to tell something like that unless its super dominant.

    • Salty Buggah

      Everytime the word best is used in an sentence, the Red Sox must accompany it. It’s a law of Physics ( I don’t remember the law but I think it’s “Gammon’s 2nd law of Baseball”). So obviously the Sox have the best pen.

      • Bob Stone

        ietcvm

    • Dela G

      the best is san fran

      boston is number 2

      • Bob Stone

        Those stats are for the whole season though.

        • Dela G

          true

          • Bob Stone

            Unfortunately ESPn.com stats don’t let you filter for both “As reliever” and “Post All Star Game” at the same time.

            • Dela G

              agreed. I wish i could filter those on a game by game basis like you can with regular individual pitchers

              • Bob Stone

                That would be terrific.

  • Dela G

    singleton, you forget that a-rod was on the mariners when french was a kid?

  • Salty Buggah

    damn, those are loud boos for A-rod

  • Dela G

    aight a-rod

    lets get em

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, 4th on HRs for the M’s? That’s a lot considering he played there in his early days (before his prime). This dude is seriously special, PEDs or not.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    This should be an easy win for us.

    • Salty Buggah

      lets not get ahead ahead of ourselves

      • whozat

        Seriously. Did you look at the bottom of the lineup?

        • Jack

          Their #3 hitter is OBPing .299

  • Dela G

    nice walk for alex

    JORGE DO NOT SWING AT THE BREAKING BALL IN THE DIRT!!!

  • Dela G

    wow where did that miss

  • Accent Shallow

    Some of French’s fastballs register as changeups. Yikes.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah damn, so close JoPo.

  • Dela G

    damn it jorge, that was ball 4 it looked like

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      A strike and he hit it to the track in dead CF. Good AB.

    • Salty Buggah

      nah it was a clear strike on Gameday

      • Dela G

        aah ok, my bad

        good AB then

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    We made him work that’s all that matters, we’ll get him next inning fo sho.

  • Bob Stone

    Jorge sure gave that ball a ride – about 400 feet

  • Dela G

    we should just give ichiro the base

    he’s going to get hits

  • zs190

    The guy throws 87-88 fastballs and nibbles a lot, it’s going to be a long night for him I hope.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    If Mitre can get Ichiro out every time I will luv him 4eva….

  • Salty Buggah

    Ichi-roll? Dont they sell those at Safeco

  • LiveFromNewYork

    There are some opposing players I like Ichiro, Griffey, David Wright, Justin Verlander

    • VO

      I don’t like Ichiro, he seems like a jerk I can tell just from watching him. Although I might be wrong. David Wright seems like a nice guy.

  • Bob Stone

    Ichiro is amazing

  • Bob Stone

    Jeter was late to cover that play

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Okay I don’t like him that much and Robbie WTF?

    • whozat

      super-high chopper, that was the only shot he had.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ugh

  • Salty Buggah

    ah cmon Robbie…we CANNOT make mistakes at all when Mitre pitches

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Wasn’t really a mistake- it was the only play. If anything, Jeter was slow to that ball.

      • Salty Buggah

        yea but he could have had a chance to get Ichiro out and yea, its DJ’s fault too. Point is, we cant make any mistakes really.

  • Mike Pop

    OMg mitre you suck!!!!!!

    • whozat

      Wait, giving up a chopper that bounces right in front of the plate makes MITRE suck?

      • Mike Pop

        sarcasm

        • whozat

          Well, given the post right after yours, it was hard to tell :-)

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Mitre really sucks

  • Dela G

    mitre seems to never get teh top notch defensive plays every time his starts

    CMW used to have the same problem this season and it cost him runs

  • zs190

    Um, that looks like a really generous strike 1 there for Mitre, throw strikes please =(

  • Dela G

    my god, that ball was MURDERED

    thank goodness for safeco

    • whozat

      Heh, if not for safeco, we might have at least three runs right now :-)

      The park giveth, and the park taketh away.

      • Dela G

        amen to that

        touche

  • Mike Pop

    That was LONG.

    • King of Fruity Hypos

      That’s what she said.

  • DGeezy

    that was scary

  • Dela G

    nice K on teh griffey

    ON TO TEH SECOND!

  • baravelli

    It would be funny if Ichiro really did waltz home, as Kenny called it. I bet he’s quite a nimble dancer.

  • Rob H.

    I’ll take that for a first inning. Bad defense caused that run.

  • Accent Shallow

    Remember when Griffey was good?

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

      I used to get AOL cds then

      • Accent Shallow

        Hey, he was not-terrible as recently as 2007, and was getting deserved downballot MVP votes in 2005.

        But yeah, he hasn’t been The Kid for quite some time.

    • Bugsy

      kenny seems to really preserve that aura, doesn’t he?

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

    Mitre is that your 7 era or are you happy to see me?

  • Salty Buggah

    atone Robbie, atone

  • Dela G

    nice hit by cano

  • Salty Buggah

    Is Hairston considered gritty even though he’s black?

    • Dela G

      nah, he’s considered feared, like jim rice

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

      He passes the paper bag test. Maybe.

  • cjc

    lucks good too

  • Dela G

    YAY!!

    HE DROPPED!

    TEH ERRAH

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

    Now that is something you don’t see every day.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Unless you watch that team in Queens. Anything can go bad over there in Shity Field.

  • Salty Buggah

    Yes, no DP guys. We need to make them pay for that error.

  • whozat

    wow, huge soil

  • Bugsy

    heh heh heh

  • Dela G

    molina = teh clutch

    1-1!

  • VO

    I thought Cano was a dead duck.

  • Salty Buggah

    MOLINA!!! Make that error sting more captain!

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Cano ties the game!!!
    Catch your fly ball, M’s :)

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    MOLINA!!!!

  • whozat

    Hava Molina!

  • charlespoet

    Never realized how many MLB outfielder cannot hit the cutoff man as they were taught from their little league days. That is 2 this inning by the Mariners – Yanks, well we know about Melky.

    • V

      MLB Network actually ran something on this a few months back – it’s not the outfielder’s job to hit the cutoff man, but the cutoff man’s job to get to where the ball’s going to be.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Good job el Captain!!

  • Dela G

    jeterian run scored

    2-1 yankees on the sac fly

  • Bugsy

    the home plate umpire looks like the black dude from the shining.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice job Jete1

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cap’n Clutch!!!

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

    Pass that baton Swish.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Swish with the 2-run dish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bugsy

    partteeee.

  • southernyankeefan

    Swisha baby

  • JSquared

    NICK SWISHA!!

  • Salty Buggah

    SWISHA!!!

    SWISHA loves the road!

  • David A

    Swish!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    In play, run(s)!!!

  • Bugsy

    well, fellas. this yankee team sure is a dandy.

  • Dela G

    swishaHOUSE IS FUCKING BOSS

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

      BAWSE

  • Salty Buggah

    I say this all the time but Swish would have insane, Tex-like power numbers if he hit well at home.

  • Jack

    Nick Swisher pisses excellence.

  • whozat

    Ramon Ramirez balked a run in. Ha.

  • Zack

    And Boston’s bullpen gives up a run on Ramirez’s horrible balk, hopefully they dont blow it tonight

  • Bugsy

    neftali time.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Hey, Mel is looking good. I miss him, almost as much as Zim.

  • Dela G

    pretty sure joe torre changed his career by running him out there every day…

  • Dela G

    DOUBLE PLAY!

    ON TO TEH 3RD!

  • Salty Buggah

    there ya go Mitre…nice DP ball

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Everyone loves the DP. Just ask Mary Carey ;)

  • Bugsy

    looks like texas is poised to blow up again.

    • Bugsy

      i take that back. feliz is not frank frank.

  • Aj

    Anyone else play MLB front office manager? It’s brutally bad.

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

      Yes. It’s terrible.

  • Aj

    I love how the Yanks aren’t taking any games for granted, regardless of the division lead.

  • Accent Shallow

    Lefty who doesn’t throw particularly hard?

    Seems like A-Rod is about to pad some stats . . .

    • Accent Shallow

      Like his gaudy OBP, for example.

      • whozat

        What if he actually had an enormous, rhinestone-encrusted necklace that said his OBP every day? Like, a new one.

    • Bugsy

      yup that OBP is goin through the roooooof.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Hmm, seems like Frenchy can’t quite cut the mustard, tonight ;)

  • Salty Buggah

    Swish being Alex like and hitting a HR and Alex being Swisha like by taking walks/passing the baton and being happy about it.

  • Dela G

    amn that was a lucky ass DP

  • Salty Buggah

    bad luck there. He would have had a SB and Jorge hit it hard.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Damn DP!

  • Zack

    Ortiz v Feliz
    Ortis has no chance

    • Accent Shallow

      That fastball from Feliz crossed the plate at 92.3 mph!

      • Accent Shallow

        (Which makes me wonder what a Joba 100 mph fastball crosses the plate at)

    • Bugsy

      damnit i missed it.

  • southernyankeefan

    ouch on the DP

  • Dela G

    cano AGAIN!

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Damn, that Dp cost us a big inning. Frenchie’s got nothing, perhaps Surge will get a gift win- that is if he can give 5 innings.

    Good job J-Hairy

  • Ivan

    Wow the yankees are really hitting well rite now.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice job Jerry! cmon Melky

  • Rob H.

    Hairy is kicking some ass for the yankees. Underrated trade by Cashman.

    • Dela G

      BUT TEH DEPTH OF THE RED SOX!!!11!! TEH DEPTH!!

      THEO WENT TO YALE, HE HAS TO BE BEST GM EVAHH!!

      THEO IS A STARTING GM’AHHHH!!!11!!

    • King of Fruity Hypos

      Ca$hman knew exactly what he was getting–Mo told him.

  • Bugsy

    melky sounds really happy there.

  • Aj

    No way the Rangers can call in Francisco again..can they?

    • Rob H.

      they have too. can’t show a lack of confidence in him by not. Unless they go to Wilson, which could still be a possibility

      • Bugsy

        sure you can. the dude has spent the bast majority of the season on the DL. i bet CJ Wilson get the ball or Neftali finishes it.

        • Dela G

          cj threw 30 pitches yesterday

          • Zack

            Feliz only threw 19 tonight, and he has Anderson, Gonzalez, Ellsbury coming up

          • Bugsy

            then anothert inning of neftali!!!

      • Zack

        hope thats sarcasm, he threw almost 40 pitches last night

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

      I think they’ll leave Feliz in with CJ Wilson backing him. Francisco threw a ton of pitches last night, let him get rested up and ready for tomorrow.

  • Dela G

    damn, french got lucky that inning

    lets get em surge

  • ShuutoHeat

    wow, Robbie is so G

  • Salty Buggah

    French got lucky there. We would have had at least 2, probably 4 more, runs there if not for the bad luck. But its OK, we’re getting to him and will score next inning.

    • Bugsy

      and the inning after that!

      • Salty Buggah

        and so on

        • Bugsy

          well, there might not be an inning after that for this guy, who clearly sucks.

  • Zack

    So Brett Myers injured his eye, he first told the Phillies that he got hurt playing catch with his 4year old son, then he said he slipped getting out of his truck last night and hit his face. Either way, hope the wife beater is in some pain

    • Dela G

      that wife beater should’ve had his ass kicked in boston when he beat his wife

      • Zack

        +1

  • whozat

    That was not a poorly placed pitch, actually. Maybe a little too middle.

  • Salty Buggah

    That grounder to Alex there was similar to one I booted in gym class that helped the other team tie the game. Aex got it but I let it go underneath me.

  • baravelli

    It seems like Ichiro has had way more bad-looking off-balance swings this series than usual, doesn’t it?

    • Salty Buggah

      yea it has

      • Dela G

        sabathia na dandy made him look silly on their Ks of him

  • Bugsy

    when you read langerhans, do you guys pronounce with a german accent (inside your heads, of course)?

    • Accent Shallow

      No, but I will from now on. Thanks for the mind virus.

  • Dela G

    what a nice running catch by swisha house

  • baravelli

    I would totally sign up for three more innings just like those three from Mitre.

  • Bugsy

    man, i really hate this guy making excuses for varitek. who is he again (twins pitcher or something)? what an asshole.

    • Zack

      frank viola, he was with boston from 92-94.
      hes been making excuses all night and all series. screaming YES! whenever they get a big hit

  • Salty Buggah

    Tex: Up yours UZR!

  • Dela G

    MARRY ME MARK T!! [j/k of course…

    YOU ARE EFFING BOSS

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    3 innings – 35 pitches

    woah

    • Bugsy

      i believe you can chalk that up to “aggressive” hitting.

  • Zack

    Another SB off of Varitek, thats 8 tonight

  • southernyankeefan

    tex with the LEATHA

  • Cokie

    Damn, Tex dude, don’t hurt yourself.

  • Ivan

    Tex is just sick. Reminds me of Tino at times.

  • Dela G

    fucking ichiro and his unlimited range

    • King of Fruity Hypos

      He presses and holds square when he runs.

      • ShuutoHeat

        I thought he pinches his index finger and thumb together, then rubs it left and right rapidly over the button.

  • Rob H.

    great play by Ichiro

  • Bugsy

    nonsense. damn, we’ve been a little unlucky.

  • Ivan

    Nice play Ichiro.

  • Dela G

    sooooooo jeterian

  • southernyankeefan

    damn you Ichiro.

  • King of Fruity Hypos

    French breaks 90 and leaves this inning.

  • Dela G

    damn

    the yanks are hitting everything hard, just not getting the balls to gaps

    • King of Fruity Hypos

      She said that too.

  • Salty Buggah

    we’re hitting the ball hard…just need it to land more

  • David A

    Hamilton with the insurance runs in Boston game!

    • whozat

      Gameday refuses to show the Red Sox’s shame.

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  • Dela G

    Texas leading 7-2

    2 men on 2 outs

  • Bugsy

    Kinsler hit in the head. and hurling obscenities at TEk!! I hope another brawl ensues. maybe we’ll see some neftali beanballs.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      This is getting ridicilous…Wright, Kuroda, Kinsler, Molina. Who’s next?

    • whozat

      Yelling at the Arbiter of all that is Good and Right in Baseball!?!?!?!

      Kinsler should be shot. Or, at least kicked out of baseball.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    He’s definitely out after the next inning if we continue at this pace.

  • Mike Ox

    Just plunked Kinsler in the head. The Red Sox are Epic Douches

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

    Eight stolen bases off Tek tonight.

    • Bugsy

      i’m still laughing about that.

    • Mike Ox

      Viola on MLB Network blames the pitchers. LOL.
      He said and I quote ” Veriteck should have a meeting and say C’mon guys help me out out there”

      • Bugsy

        Viola is still apologizing for Tek even on that HIP.

    • Jack

      Who stole them?

  • Dela G

    lol at the name Doug Fister

  • Dela G

    damn, how do you walk griffey

    • Bugsy

      ask hughes.

      • Dela G

        haha touche

  • David A

    Kinda wonder how BBTN people are gonna spin this…

  • Jose

    Rangers have stolen 8 bases off of Varitek tonight.

    • Jose

      Wow, I was late to the party.

    • King of Fruity Hypos

      Jose say it again :)

  • Salty Buggah

    Those classless jerks in Boston

  • Dela G

    fucking A

    i hope the flood gates dont open

  • leche: it does the yankees good

    whose that kid in the yankee dugout next to joba and andy?

    • Dela G

      andy’s kid

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

    Oh look, Mitre made a decent thrown to second. For once.

    • Dela G

      he throws to second like a school girl

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Surge…DP ball

  • JSquared

    He made the throw to second? WOW!!

  • Bugsy

    i hope they bean Alex gonzalez.

    they have no one else to bean, well, at least today but neftali’s on the mound.

    :(

  • ShuutoHeat

    man, am I dreaming? Sergio hasn’t imploded yet! *knock on wood*

    • Bugsy

      you couldn’t wait till the end of the inning for this comment?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      It feels like the 10th but it’s only the 4th

  • Dela G

    cmon surge

  • Mike Ox

    That only happens to Mitre.

  • Dela G

    wow what the eff

    how the hell?? UGH

    I BLAME YOU SALTY FOR YOUR PRESUMPTIVE COMMENTS

    • Salty Buggah

      what I say?

      • Dela G

        haha you said that you were shocked mitre hadn’t imploded yet, then gave up the run

  • whozat

    that kinda sucked.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Gold Glove Teixera!! Molte Bene!

  • Bugsy

    sweet.

    hey, we extended our division lead!

    • whozat

      Not if we lose :-)

  • Mike Ox

    Tex is like a cat.

    • ShuutoHeat

      No no no….

      Tex is a ninja.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Smokin’ TEX!

  • whozat

    niiiiiiice!

  • Salty Buggah

    I’ll live with only one run

  • Mike Ox

    My mancrush for Tex grows more and more everyday.

  • baravelli

    Tex’s defense continues to be stellar, but I just wanna say: I have never seen a first baseman who so flat out refuses to flip the ball to the pitcher.