Game 122: Yanks hope to keep rolling in Beantown

Joba Rules aren't just for Joba, anymore
Game 122 Spillover Thread

Tonight kicks off what could be the Yanks toughest series of the second half. They’re playing well, 14-4 in the month of August. The Red Sox are no slouches themselves. After being swept by the Yanks they’ve gone 7-3, taking three of four from the Tigers and sweeping the Blue Jays. They did have a rough go with the Rangers last weekend, but on the whole are hitting and pitching well.

The Yanks will end this series either 3.5, 5.5, 7.5, or 9.5 games up on the Sox, so no matter the outcome they’ll still have the upper hand. This one is important for the Sox not only for the division, but for their Wild Card hopes. They’re just a game up on the Rangers and four up on the Rays. The good news for the Sox is that those two teams square off this weekend. If Tampa takes two of three, the Sox could be in decent shape even if they lose two of three themselves.

On the hill for the Sox is Brad Penny. Since the All-Star Break he’s pitched 34 innings, allowing 26 runs, 25 earned. Opponents are OPSing .891 off him. The Yanks will look to take advantage of that in a way they could not when facing Penny earlier in the season. He lasted six innings that time, throwing 117 pitches, but allowing no runs. That was just before the little funk where the Yanks dropped two of three to the Nats, so hopefully we can chalk that one up to a little team slump. They’re better than that.

The Yanks send Andy Pettitte to the hill on six days’ rest, and from what he’s said that’s a good thing. Pettitte has been lights out since the break, tossing 39.2 innings and allowing just 10 runs, nine earned. Even better, his K/BB ratio has been an enormous 43:10, and opponents are OPSing .543 off him. He’s faced the Sox twice this year, struggling the first time, but pitching seven shutout innings on Sunday Night Baseball last time out. Opening up this series with a quality start would be huge.

Yes, Damaso Marte is back with the team, and as expected the Yanks optioned Ramiro Pena. They have their A-lineup in today, so there’s not much need to pinch hit. If they need a pinch runner, Jerry Hairston will suffice. That’s going to be the way for a bit, with just 12 position players. With off-days surrounding this series, and with tomorrow’s game at 4, we might see the A-lineup for all three.

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, C
8. Nick Swisher, RF
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

Joba Rules aren't just for Joba, anymore
Game 122 Spillover Thread
  • the artist formerly known as (sic)

    step on the throat.

    that is all.

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    I’m so mad/sad that Theo (probably) got Wagner. Ugh.

    On the bright side, found this genius website: http://luckeyjuanufu1638.blogspot.com/

    I dont know if it’s a joke or not, but it’s the kind of thing that makes me lose it.

    • Jersey

      I can’t look at that without busting a gut. Inexplicable.

  • Dela G

    the game has been delayed until 7:30central

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

      Whaaaaaaaaaa?

    • the artist formerly known as (sic)

      i havent seen anything about this.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Are you thinking of the Mets game?

      • Dela G

        haha my bad, i was talking about mets game

        disregard

        • Dela G

          this was supposed to be an aim message to my brother, i thought i typed what i was going to say in this one

          “LETS GO YANKEES”

          thats what i tried to type

          my bad

    • zs190

      None of the beat writers mentioned that, I hope that’s not true. Delays are evil.

      • Dela G

        nah ignore what i typed, it was supposed to be a message about the mets game to my little brother

  • matt

    7. Robinson Cano, C

    didnt know robbie was a catcher

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

      Only with Melky.

      (I kid, I kid)

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

        Does Mary Carey know about this?

      • Observer283

        ZING!!!

      • Steve H

        Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      • Jay

        Well Done Mike

  • Salty Buggah

    Mike, don’t you just love it when people make stupid announcements without knowing everything. Your last post was about the Joba Rules and how the Feliz Rules were created. But Joe Morgan thinks its dumb:

    From a recent chat:

    Jennifer (St Petersburg)

    If you were the Yankees what would you do with Joba? and what do you think about “Joba rules”?

    Joe Morgan (11:28 AM)

    They have created a big problem for themselves because they tried to treat him differently than any pitcher who comes to the big leagues. I understood the Joba Rules in his first year, but at what point do you just become a big league pitcher and let him go. They have to decide if they want to keep him as a starter or in the bullpen and let him go. This kid glove stuff doesn’t play well with the other players, I guarantee you that. Why is he so much different than Phil Hughes or some of the others that have come through the system?

    He doesn’t know anything, does he?

    • Salty Buggah

      Here’s another gem on the Sox offense:

      Mose (Beet Farm)

      Joe! The Red Sox fell out of the Wild Card lead, their inconsistency is killing me. Maybe they should play a little small ball, do more hit and run with Ellsbury and Pedroia, rather than sit back and wait on the 3 run HR. What do you think?

      Joe Morgan (11:13 AM)

      I think you’re a smart baseball person. They have the fewest sacrifice bunts in MLB. They don’t hit and run. The only guy who will steal a base is Ellsbury. Pedroia will every once in a while. But they just sit and wait for the home run, which doesn’t come around as much any more. I don’t think they’ll catch the Yankees by doing that. They might not even hold on to the wild card. They might have to change the way they play on offense.

      • Observer283

        Anybody want to start a collection to bribe the Fire Joe Morhan guys to come back? Who’s with me?

      • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

        Ah, the ol’ JoeBait…

        RIP FJM

      • the artist formerly known as (sic)

        Thats serious comedy, calling himself Mose from The Office. Mose=Michael Schur=FJM.

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

        Doesn’t come around much? Seriously? Aren’t they like three homers shy of setting a team record for homers in the month of August? JOe Morgan is so silly.

    • Observer283

      This is just all kinds of wrong. Does he even try?

      • DF

        Somebody’s throwing out some Joe Bait. The “inconsistency” is a dead giveaway.

    • Zack

      Joe Morgan uses a computer? You know back in my day they didnt use computers, therefore you shouldnt use computers now

      • zs190

        He has a ballboy type these answers for him.

        • baravelli

          Ah, Fremp.

    • Mike HC

      Joe Morgan plays the role of old school baseball guy well.

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

        Do you think maybe he’s playing that role on purpose? Or is he not smart enough to be Andy Kaufmaning everyone?

        • Mike HC

          I think you tend to have to take sides on the internet, and he is the ESPN old school guy, so he sticks to the script. But in general, I think he believes what he says, unfortunately

          • Mike HC

            NOt only the internet, but ESPN guys in general seem to take very black and white stances on most issues. They need all sides of things, so they end up the real old school guy opinion too.

    • Accent Shallow

      Unpopular opinion: baiting Morgan is far more obnoxious than Joe’s tenuous grasp on logic.

  • zs190

    Thoughts on Wagner claim? They sort of have a legit need for another lefty arm, so might not be a block, but it means that Wagner almost got down to us (Sox would be 3rd to last before Yanks and Angels), darn.

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

      Yeah, I don’t like it. Oh well.

      • zs190

        Although RoboKen’s sources say the Mets might ask for real prospects for him, so maybe we are not really missing out. I wouldn’t give up legit prospects for him and pay his salary.

        Let’s hope Marte comes back strong.

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

          Hmm, okay. Hopefully Boston balks at the price.

        • Johan Iz My Brohan

          I know that Mike Silva proposed a Miranda for Wagner deal. What are we looking at with the Sox here?

    • TurnTwo

      i think you’re underestimating Omar Minaya’s ability to screw up any sort of deal that would actually lead to Wagner ending up in Boston.

  • Dela G

    my apologiez about what i typed earlier, it was a post misunderstanding :(

    • Salty Buggah

      DFA’d…

      • Dela G

        can i at least be traded for more than 2 bags of baseballs?

        :(

        • Salty Buggah

          to the Red Sox?

          • Dela G

            no thanks ;)

  • Salty Buggah

    YES Brad Penny Scouting Report item #2:

    “Runs allowed”

    can’t they type a bit more?

    • ShuutoHeat

      lol, might as well just put “suck”

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Igawa/Dice-K/Wang scouting report:

      “Asian”

      • ShuutoHeat

        LOL

      • TurnTwo

        Sabathia/Pettitte/Lester

        “Lefty”

  • Mike HC

    The Red Sox lineup sure does look a lot better these days

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

    Good start Jetes. I first inning run would help me relax.

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

      +1

  • Salty Buggah

    1st pitch was a ball but go Jeter…we need to run wild on Penny/Martinez

  • The Evil Empire

    #2 4 MVP

  • JSquared

    Derek BABY!!

  • Dela G

    jeterian

  • baravelli

    Seriously, what is up with these Red Sox uniform tops. Who is who thinks that’s a good idea, or looks good?

    • baravelli

      *Who is it who thinks…

    • ShuutoHeat

      it’s Boston, bad taste is rampant

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      No Class = Wretched spring training uniforms

  • JSquared

    man, 2 good pitches just missed and hurt himself with both… odds are… 1 in 200?

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

    If he’s hurt, pull him. No need to risk further injury for a stupid three game series with a 6.5 game lead.

  • Salty Buggah

    fuck, I hope Johnny is OK

  • YankeeScribe

    What if Jeter is one the same list as A-Rod and Big Papi? Would you cry? I would

    • ShuutoHeat

      Jeter should blame it on the G.

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      I’m done… seriously.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I missed it, what happened to Johnny?

    • TurnTwo

      foul ball straight to the shin below the knee.

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Jeez, poor Johnny. Hope he’s okay to keep playing this weekend

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

    Big strikezone = great news for Andy.

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      Don’t forget it’s Joe West. He is corrupt, unfair and I hear also a red sux fan. Never trust that fat bastard!

      • Whitey14

        damn and we think he’s corrupt, unfair and a Yankees fan ;-)

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    BS!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Huuuuge strikezone. Pettitte better get the same zone.

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      He won’t. It’s fenway and West has probably been paid off… in Fenway franks. Hell, that fat bastard will eat anything.

  • Salty Buggah

    BOOO! that was fuckin outside! Andy better get that call too!

  • JSquared

    Set up on the other batter’s box, framed it on the other batters box… it’s a strike… or did i see it wrong?

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

    Awful call.

  • BigBlueAL

    Even Jerry Remy on NESN said that strike 3 to Damon was bullshit.

  • Dela G

    wow that was bullshit

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That outside corner is a joke.

  • ShuutoHeat

    fucking umps are at it again

  • JSquared

    Make the fat guy throw pitches, he has nothing good.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP A-rod

  • Mike HC

    Alright, maybe Arod has been waiting for the Sox series to heat up

  • Dela G

    attaboy mark

  • JSquared

    Good Trade, haha

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

    I’ll take it.

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

    DESTROY THEM GODZILLA!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Baton-passing infield single.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Big Inning C’mon!

  • Salty Buggah

    woohoo Alex…no DP Matsui

  • Accent Shallow

    Brad Penny: yet another example of how fastball velocity isn’t everything.

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Jeez, almost another double play on a 1st pitch!!! Alex is REALLLY Struggling right now!! Of course if he beats papelbum in the ninth, I’m okay:)

  • Mike HC

    We gotta capatalize here

  • David A

    Does penny have anything but a really strong fastball?

  • Accent Shallow

    Fucking Joe West. Umpires should be anonymous.

  • Salty Buggah

    fuck you ump!

  • JSquared

    FUCKING PLEASE FIRE THIS FAT FUCK!! SINCE WHEN DO UMPIRES GET TO MAKE THEIR OWN RULES!!?!!1!11111111111111111111111111!

  • Tampa Yankee

    Bullshit!

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    How ridiculous are those caps? Nearly as ridiculous as West’s strike zone!!

  • Dela G

    unbelievable k zone

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

    If Pettitte doesn’t get these calls, Girardi better choke a bitch.

    • Brian

      agreed

      • PinstripesForeverDouglas

        How? West has a neck twice the circumference of Homer’s

        belly!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Good time for Posada to not slump..

  • ShuutoHeat

    Told you fucking UMPs are at it again…

  • David A

    Ok damon’s was close. Matsui’s was no where near.

  • JGS

    yea Jorge!

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

    Oh, Jorge. I love you.

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      But, Matt he has a wife?!?! ;)

  • Dela G

    JOPO!!!

    2-0!

  • Accent Shallow

    That works.

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

    Hip hip!

  • Salty Buggah

    POSADA!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    HIP HIP!!

  • Gorman’s Ear Guards

    YEAH!!!

  • JSquared

    HIT HIT!!! JORGE!!! FUCK U JOE WEST, COCK SUCKER!! HIT THE BUFFET FAT BOY!!

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      IETCVM

      Seriously, West is a red sox fan. Beware of the Fat Turd

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Jorge Say Nooo BITCHHH!!!

  • PinstripesForeverDouglas

    Take that you fat bastard!! Hip Hip Hooray Jorge!!!!
    2-0 Yankees!!!

  • Brian

    Jorge! 2-0 Yanks!

  • Jersey

    JOOORRGIIEEE!!!!!!

  • Chili Davis

    What an enormous hit. It would’ve hurt to come out and leave three men on base in the opening inning. Way to go, Jorge.

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

    Add to it, Robbie.

  • JSquared

    Francona hiding? haha, pussy.

  • Accent Shallow

    Practically could have predicted that. Oy vey.

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      Seriously, this is why I’m a big proponent of Robbie being a future # 2 or 3 hitter. He has a fatal flaw when driving in runs and for him to improve I think its better to have a .320 hitter in the top of the order than the bottom or middle.

      • Accent Shallow

        He’s struggled with RISP in the past, but he’s not a .200 hitter with men on. I’m not sure I buy that.

      • Pasqua

        Why would you want him at #3 then?

        • PinstripesForeverDouglas

          Because he’s a wretched hitter with men on base and scoring position in his entire career and he is not getting any better. I’m in favor of having a + .300 hitter in the top order with less RBI situations than having a guy who hits .200 in the middle of the order when a lot of RBI situations usually come up.

  • Dela G

    great inning!

    on to teh bottom

  • Brazilian Yankee

    And of course Cano doesn’t come through with RISP. At least we have the lead.

  • Salty Buggah

    Robbie still not good with RISP

    Andy better get those calls

  • Dela G

    ugh, i always forget that jason bay is a yankee killah

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

    Good, get Damon out of there. No need risking further injury.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah fuck, Damon out Hinske in

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      Damn, I hope Andy breaks off a cutter off Pedoria’s ankle, too! If we lose our #2 hitter than so be it the same for them!

  • Dela G

    damn it, this is why i wish we had grit gutner, he would be an awesome damon replacement

  • Pasqua

    So, let me get this straight, Joe West. If I hit the glove, it’s a strike? Hopefully, he’s actually familiar with that five-sided white thing on the ground and doesn’t think pitching is a game of “hit the target.”

  • Drew

    Oh shit we lost Damon…

  • JSquared

    ok, so, Damon out for precaution, i like that, Hinske to face the righty and J-Hair for defense later, it’s okay, get Johnny better.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Eric Hinske will bring it!!

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

    I’m assuming that Johnny’s only coming out of this game because the 6.5 game lead makes it less “crucial.”

  • Tampa Yankee

    What happened to Damon?

    • Pasqua

      Fouled a pitch off his knee.

  • ShuutoHeat

    28 pitches in 1 inning, so far so good

  • Dela G

    cmon andy

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

    Walk him after an 0-2 count? Come on Andy, the zone is 24-inches wide tonight.

  • Salty Buggah

    ah damn, 0-2 walks!!! DP please

  • JSquared

    OKay, pettitte almost hit the corner, its a ball, penny throws it into the other batters box, its a strike, OK!!

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW walking a hitter with this strike zone.

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

    Walks when you start 0-2 piss me off. You’ve gotta go right after Jacoby and his .408 SLG.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    DPedroia… DP… DP!

  • Mike HC

    Singleton should not have played along with Kay’s awful joke. He should have just let it sit there

    • PinstripesForeverDouglas

      Like the flaming turd it was!! Damn, Kay’s comedy is painful… Kathy Griffen painful!

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Cano!!!! damnit

  • Dela G

    damn it

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Predictable. Somebody break that bitch’s legs.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Fucking Cano. Can’t come through on offense and can’t even handle a throw on defense.

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

      It looked like it may’ve bounced before he started making the tag.

  • Drew

    Dang Robbie.

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

    He was safe either way.

  • JMK

    Who didn’t see that coming? On the plus side, I can finally play the Kay drinking game! That bad joke Singleton played along with is three drinks.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I hate Yankee-Boston games somtimes.

  • Drew

    AP, don’t let him steal home plz.

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

    OK Andy, Ellsbury’s at Third. Now pay attention this time . . . .

    • baravelli

      Not with a righty batting, you’d think…

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

    Kudos to my mom. She sees Victor Martinez batting and goes “This guy’s Hispanic. Why is he on the Red Sox?”

    • ShuutoHeat

      hahaha, man that is hilarious

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

        Then she was trying to see if there were any black people in the crowd. When she saw that she couldn’t find any she goes “Not surprising,” and walked away.

  • Salty Buggah

    cmon Andy, get your control

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Andy not looking sharp tonight.

  • Drew

    AP is certainly calling his own game…

  • Dela G

    cmon andy

    just throw strikes

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    WTF Pettitte can’t get the zoneee.. shit

  • Dela G

    that cuttah was wicked

  • Dela G

    that outside pitch was a K for damon…

    • JMK

      The one that almost hit the third base coach because it was so far outside?

  • Zack

    ill take the out

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Well at least we got the out.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Over/Under 15 hours combine for the 3 game series?

  • JSquared

    Ump isn’t giving us any calls… nothing, but for the Red Sox 2 Strike 3 calls amongst others… where do we draw the line?

  • Salty Buggah

    fuck, 0-2 leadoff walks sting

  • Drew

    Kenny’s breakdown of the fight was awesome

    • Riddering

      He’s one of the few who actually called it right re: Porcello taking Youk down.

      • Whitey14

        Porcello’s momentum as he backed away like a pussy taking Youk down, if you’ve seen it.

        • Riddering

          Momentum doesn’t work that way, Whitey. Sorry.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I honestly wanna hunt Joe West down, kick him in the mouth and ask if that’s in the strike zone.

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

    Peace, Kevin.

  • JSquared

    HaHa, i love how everyone points out Porcello taking down Youkilis, ESPN, YES, SNY!!! GET SOME JEWKILIS!!

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

      Again, why is that necessary? Come on, man.

      • JSquared

        Man Up.

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

          …What? There’s no need to insult the dude’s religion. His bald head? Sure. His douchebeard? Of course.

        • V

          I’d love to man up and give you a punch in that idiotic mouth of yours.

          Where you want to meet?

          • JSquared

            Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, i’ll be at the Audi club for most of the game.

    • Bob Stone

      Not cool. Stop it.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, relax on the racial stuff. Uncalled for.

  • Dela G

    what a HUGE K on Youk. That guy seems to always be onbase

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

    And the first inning finally ends at 7:45. Wheeee…

  • JMK

    Who’s that minor leaguer we have that was said to be regularly hitting 99 of late? We should bring him up just to throw at Youk’s mouth.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Grant Duff? Romulo Sanchez?

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

        The latter, I believe.

      • JMK

        Yeah, Sanchez!

        • Whitey14

          You stay classy JMK

          • JMK

            You missed a comma!

            • Whitey14

              There’s only so many commas in the world and I didn’t want to waste one on you ;-)

              • JMK

                Ah, well. Thanks for splurging on the apostrophes.

  • Riddering

    LOLOLOLOLOL.

    I could do without the run but I liked that K.

  • Salty Buggah

    efficiency next time please Andy

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Let’s score some more runs off Penny. Six or seven in this inning would be fine.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    That inning sucked, Andy turned it around!!!

    Go Yankees, MURDER HIM!

  • Tampa Yankee

    1 run on no hits WTF!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Andy still has teh no hittah!

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

    Start it up, Swish.

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

    Everyone hear who claimed Billy Wagner on waivers?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Sox yo

    • Dela G

      damn them

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

      NO!

      KAY DON’T!!!

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

        AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

        DAMN YOU KAY!!! DAMN YOU ALL TO HEEEELLLLLLAAAAHHHHHH!!!

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

          Just as I was posting, he had to go and say it.

  • Steve H

    So Buster Olney hasn’t posted his “daily” column since the 15th. On that day he lead with praise of the Yankees. Should we be concerned about his health? I wouldn’t put it past RESPN to have him offed for such an offense.

    • Dela G

      he was on the nybaseball tonight show today on 1050espn

  • Salty Buggah

    next time burn his pitch count Swish

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

    Bad Melky gets a base hit.

    • Drew

      He had to swing at that shit after Joe West’s second strike call.

  • Steve H

    Ok, let’s have Melky steal here.

  • Salty Buggah

    nice hit Melky

    I swear Andy better got those calls next time

  • JMK

    Get those extendo bats out.

  • Steve H

    I’m about 25 mins from Fenway and it is absolutely pouring. Not sure what direction it’s headed in, but we might be in for a rain delay soon.

    • Zack

      might get to see a Mitre/Bowden battle

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

    This strikezone is getting absolutely ridiculous.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    AP didn’t get that outside corner. This is just ridiculous.

  • Tampa Yankee

    How is that a strike?!

  • Drew

    Holy shit Joe West. You are a POS.

  • Salty Buggah

    the fuck? to righties too? might as well throw at the dugouts each time

  • JSquared

    Jeter > Red Sox

  • JMK

    No double play, please! I just couldn’t take it.

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

    Jeter must not have gotten laid in a while, cause he just keeps bangin’ hits.

  • Salty Buggah

    woohoo Jete!! no DP Hinske!

  • Drew

    Great baserunning. Good call Joe.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Suck it Jim Rice!

  • Mr.Jigginz

    Nice job by Melky getting to third on that one,even with the hit and run.That ball was ripped by Jeter.

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

    That’s the beauty of being Derek. He gets a hit, and he’s a hero. Alex needs to hit a HR to get the same credit.

    • Steve H

      Alex needs to hit a walk-off to get the same credit.

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

        Alex needs to get a walk off and fuck a movie star to get the same credit.

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

    I wouldn’t mind sending Jeet here.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Seriously, fucking Joe West is a fucking prick.
    Did fucking Brad Penny fuck West in his ass and made him his bitch?
    Fucking piece of…

    • Drew

      haha ietc

  • C

    I tee my golf ball higher than that last pitch

  • Salty Buggah

    so both corners and now the low zone for Penny!!!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    This is ridiculous..Comon Girardi, do something.

  • Mr.Jigginz

    HINSKE!!!!

  • Dela G

    aight hinske!

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

    Shitske!

  • Drew

    E-Hinsk FTW!

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

    Damn fan.

  • Salty Buggah

    HINSKE!!! cmon Tex

  • Little Bill

    Jeter’s just hitting so well tonight to get more money. What a greedy little bastard. He should be more like Jim Rice.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Hinske is gritty

    • JMK

      But not athletic or toolsy (or lazy, for that matter).

  • Mr.Jigginz

    When you think about it,Hinske matches up well with Penny,straight ball,Hinske hit very much…

    • YankeeScribe

      Hinske is good at hitting

  • JSquared

    Penny is getting ridiculous calls, and is having trouble getting out of the 2nd, oh there’s another horrible call.

  • Brian

    Way to go Hinske! Kudos to whoever on the Yankees that was calling West out.

  • Mr.Jigginz

    “,” after Penny should of been a “.”.My bad,yo.

  • Salty Buggah

    Girardi looks angry

  • Drew

    Thats that shit mofucka

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

    Way to be, Tex!

  • Brian

    Tex with the 2 run double! Keep it going boys!

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

    I laughed at Mike Lowell diving for that ball at third.

  • Salty Buggah

    TEX!!!! cmon A-rod!

  • Little Bill

    lol brad penny. Hopefully this turns into a landslide.

  • Zack

    MT CURSE BITCH!

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

    What the hell was that, Alex?

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

    Whatever, Alex smoked that shit.

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

      Girardi says he’s getting close, and he’s predicted a few breakouts this year.

  • Drew

    LIKE A FUCKIN MACHINE, Thats aight Al.

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

    Rockets. I can live with you getting thrown out at second A-Rod, but don’t do it again.

  • Salty Buggah

    wow Healthy A-rod is safe!

  • JSquared

    god damn close walls

  • JSquared

    god damn close walls

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

    I think Derek can get 9 ABs tonight.

  • Brian

    Well at least A-Rod got the run in. Keep padding that lead, with the way Andy is pitching tonight we may need every run we can get.

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

      Andy’s been great lately, and his career record in Fenway is good.

      • Drew

        But he let a run in in teh first!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    You know, if we take this one… it’s going to be THAT much sweeter. Why? Cause fucking Red Sux’s lil bitch Joe West is giving them the calls.

    It’s like bringing a spork into a fight with two guys with guns and KICKING their asses.

  • JMK

    Penny has a strike zone the height of Pedroia and the width of Mo Vaughn and he still can’t get out of the second.

  • Zack

    50 pitches already for Penny… yeah because his pitch count really matters right now

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

      I have a feeling Francona will just let him throw 110-120 pitches, regardless of the score. Have to pick your battles, and there’s no point blowing out your bullpen tonight, when you’ll likely need them with Tazawa going tomorrow.

  • Salty Buggah

    man, we are killing PENNY, so close Hideki!

  • Drew

    We are just teeing off on the high straight fastball. Hopefully they send him out in the 3rd.

    • JMK

      No way, man! I’d love to get to the bullpen by the third. Then again, getting Penny again isn’t the worst thing in the world.

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

      Eh, I think Francona’s gonna do to Penny what he did to Traber: take it on the chin to save the ‘pen for the rest of the series.

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

        +1

  • YankeeScribe

    A-Rod with another unclutch single

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    My brother comes in and bothers the shit outta me and i miss this! =(

  • Salty Buggah

    aite Andy, just hold em there man

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I’ll do my best…..but you probably meant Pettitte….nevermind.

  • Steve H

    Penny has gotten 6 outs. 2 on bullshit strike 3 calls. One on a fly ball to the wall (deep part of the park) and one trying to stretch a single into a double. He’s lucky to have only given up 6 runs.

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

    Come on, Andy.

  • JMK

    I’d love for Kim Jones to work overtime for me.
    /Pat’d

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

      Really? Am I the only one who doesn’t think she’s all that good looking?

      • JMK

        I have remarkably low standards. Really. She’s about a 6.5, maybe a seven.

        Do you have a particular type?

      • Tony

        Good enough

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      /Andy’d

  • southernyankeefan

    i like where this is going

  • TurnTwo

    gotta make sure they get this one in now, and without burning Andy’s start.

    Andy’s gotta lock it down. get thru 6.

  • Dela G

    what a great inning

  • Tank the Frank

    My only concern now is that Andy will start “pitching to the score” instead of pitching to Joe West’s seemingly immeasurable strikezone.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      There’s a measure. It’s called the Earth’s atmosphere.

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

      +1.

      I know all the “greats” (Jack Morris) do it, but please don’t do it tonight, Andy.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Why didn’t Andy get the outside corner on that 1-2 pitch?

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

    Why is that not a strike?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    He can’t get the same calls. IS anybody surprised?

  • Little Bill

    If this were close or the Yanks were trailing, Girardi would get thrown out. Joe West sucks.

  • Dela G

    man if i were joe, i would strangle this ump

  • Salty Buggah

    WOW! fuck you West! you inconsistent sonovabitch!!! I hope you rot in hell, AKA Fenway! DP Please!

    • JMK

      I thought we’d already established that Hell is a certain ballpark in Oakland, CA.

  • Zack

    you dont walk guys with a 5 run lead andy

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

    Joe West obviously has some large gambling debts with the local bookies to settle.

    • ShuutoHeat

      no, Penny made West his lover.

  • Drew

    Wow fenway took the bat? WTF is up with that?

  • TurnTwo

    ha!! that douche just got played by security for that bat.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I hope the Yankees don’t force Theo to release Penny, the Yankees were assholes ruining a HOF like Smoltz’s career! Luckily he got saved by the cards.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    What a dick. The little kid gets hit with the bat and the dude keeps it.

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

    Mike Lowell’s UZR/150 has gone from 15.6 in ’08 to -16.2 in ’09. Damn.

  • Dela G

    man this is bullshit

  • Tank the Frank

    Ok now this is bullshit.

  • Little Bill

    Where are these pitches missing?

  • Drew

    Joe West is seriously on their payroll tonight. This is nuts.

  • JMK

    Is West hanging out with Donaghy?

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

    Did Brad Penny send Alyssa Milano to service Joe west before this game or something? My fucking Mo.

  • Salty Buggah

    ok, Joe West doesnt even call the strikezone a strike…what a bitch ass

  • Dela G

    good inning andy!

    give the ump hell, he is a punk bitch for this K zone

  • Brazilian Yankee

    I wish I could suck at my job and not get fired, just like MLB umps.