Game 123: We meet again, Mr. Tazawa

On being a fan (and not being Jeff Pearlman)
Game 123 Spillover Thread

The Yankees have fond memories of Junichi Tazawa. Not only did they victimize him for the winning run in the 15th inning a few weeks ago, but they generally hit him around that evening. The game nearly ended an inning earlier, but J.D. Drew was just barely able to snag an Eric Hinske liner. The latter is in the lineup today, hoping to get some similar pitches.

Despite his rough early showings, Tazawa is a pretty solid prospect. You can read Keith Law’s quick take on him here. This was in his first start, against Detroit in the Porcello-Youkilis game. Tazawa has since been pounded by the Rangers for 10 hits and four runs in five innings. So while the stuff might be there, he hasn’t been able to harness it yet. The Yanks would do well to unnerve him early.

Taking the hill for the Yanks is A.J. Burnett. He’s coming off what was actually a pretty good start in Oakland, one poor inning aside. He threw all eight innings, using just 99 pitches along the way. Even better, 66 of them were for strikes. The one inning hurt, because the Yanks couldn’t muster any runs off of Brett Tomko and the vaunted Oakland bullpen, but generally it was up there in terms of his starts. Of course, he did have that one-hit effort against the Sox in the last series.

Johnny Damon‘s out today, and could miss tomorrow, though he’s holding out hope that his knee will be in good enough shape. Eric Hinske slides in for him. He has a career .834 OPS at Fenway Park in 368 career plate appearances.

Lineup:

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

And on the mound, number thirty-four, A.J. Burnett.

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On being a fan (and not being Jeff Pearlman)
Game 123 Spillover Thread
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Just win, baby.

  • bumboklaat

    Time to step on the throat!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Love the name.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    2-1 in eleven, 4.5 hours…let’s hear yours!

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      9-3. 3 hours 23 minutes.

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

        6-4, 4:32, 13

        • southernyankeefan

          10-0 3 hrs 43 minutes. No Lube.

  • Zack

    Damn, Buck and McCarver are going to be doing this game.
    Atleast Joe West isnt behind the plate again

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      He just gets to blow check swing calls all day long.

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      Normally, I’d agree, but I am in the new and horrible position of wishing I could see Buck and McCarver. I moved from NYC to Madison, Wisc., three days ago to go back to grad school. I excitedly flicked on Fox to see the game and … it’s the Dodgers-Cubs. F-me! MLB.tv is blacking it out (national game). So I’m stuck with Sterling and Waldman.

      Damn!

  • Steve

    To Keith Law, every Red Sox prospect is amazing, and the Yankee prospects are mediocre. Take his comments with a pound of salt.

    • AndrewYF

      To a Yankees fan, every media outlet and commentator is in a conspiracy to hate their prospects and love the Red Sox’s.

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        Cause they are!

        ;)

      • Tank the Frank

        And I could give you endless examples as to why that’s true, if you like.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Nah. Keith Law is pretty fair. He at least admits when he’s wrong.

      • V

        Agreed – KLaw says it like he sees it.

    • Salty Buggah

      Well, he recently said that Hughes is know better than Buchholz and also said Tazawa is better than Buchholz. While ESPN and some of hte other media members don’t favor the Yanks, KLaw is reasonable.

  • Quikksand

    I’m ready for the Yankees to win!

  • David A

    Don’t quite get why Fox has the Dogers/Cubs game on when I live in Westport CT?

    • Salty Buggah

      Whoa, that sucks. At leas in Denver, it’s understandable.

      • Mikey K-9

        That is bullshit.

    • Little Bill

      They may have started there, but they’ll switch over to Yanks/Sox? I don’t know. I live in the midwest and I’m stuck with Jon and Suzyn. I hate the Cubs, I hate Fox, and I hate mlb.tv, at least show the Fox feed on mlb.tv for out of market viewers! No, that makes too much sense to implement.

      • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

        I just moved to Madison from NY and am experiencing this nonsense for the first time today. I agree with you 100 percent.

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

      Yanks haven’t started yet

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Wow, I actually miss Jeannie Zelasko.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    No Joe Buck? Well, I’m turning off the TV.

  • Nikhil R.

    No Joe Buck. That’s a good start.

  • BigBlueAL

    No Joe Buck!!! Im not watching this game then….

  • Zack

    LoHud says that Wakefield will replace Penny in the rotation.
    It’s kind of sweet justice that Yankees bounce 2 great amazing free agent signings from the Red Sox rotation

    • Tank the Frank

      Minus the kind of.

    • Mikey K-9

      I guess the Red Sox wish they would have found that Justin Smoak type bat for Penny now huh?

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

    Anyone else having trouble with FOX?

    • Bob Stone

      No trouble with Fox here in CT on Comcast.

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

      Nope

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

      Nevermind, it’s just my piece of shit cable box.

    • whozat

      Well, they actively engage in campaigns of disinformation to mislead the American public, they report on people parroting their own idiotic talking points as though it were news, and they act as though they’re simply reporting facts when they’re really aggressively committing logical fallacies and appeals to emotion in order to scare people into agreeing with them.

      So…yeah, I have trouble with them.

      • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

        ietc

    • IRememberCelerinoSanchez

      I have trouble with Fox 24/7. It’s Fox …

      In Madison, it’s Cubs-Dodgers. Working fine.

  • Dela G

    i can’t believe the houston area is showing the cubs/dodgers

    no one cares!

    anyways, i will have to suffer through sterling :(

    i predict yanks win 5-2

  • David A

    It swapped over to the game.

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

    Swish!

  • Mikey K-9

    Fly ball off the handball court. Very nice.

    • Zack

      Yaz was the best at peppering balls off the wall.
      -McCarver

      But the bandbox in the bronx is an embarassment to baseball

  • Dela G

    well this is starting off nicely

    2 on for alex

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Wow, just think about it, last year Drew Storen was pitching in an amateur league called college, and he’s about to be called up to MLB too. This Tazawa is amazing.

  • Salty Buggah

    no DP A-rod

  • whozat

    So, when Joba comes inside and hits someone, he shouldn’t come inside if he doesn’t have the command to avoid plunking guys.

    But for Tazawa it’s part of the game. Got it, fox.

  • Dela G

    man, every out from tazawa is a hard hit ball

    • Zack

      good sign, they will fall

  • Bob Stone

    The batters are in the shadows and the pitcher is not. That may make it tough for offense.

  • whozat

    aaaaah, dammit. a little under it.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah man, I hope our balls find holes today because last time we faced him, we crushed him but he got lucky. That’s 2 outs already on well hit balls by A-rod and Jeter.

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

    Nothing there, but they are getting some decent hits…

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, we hit em well at least.

  • Accent Shallow

    All three outs were hit decently.

    Runs, plz.

  • Dela G

    aight, lets hope the yanks can find gaps next inning

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope we see Enrique Gonzalez today

  • whozat

    Pedroia would have looked better making that play.

  • Dela G

    aight AJ, lets get a GIDP

  • Salty Buggah

    ah fuck 0-2 hits

  • JSquared

    The ol’ make Pedroia look good by throwing the same pitch technique.

  • Bugsy

    he’s been eating his lucky charms.

  • V

    Just watch how lazily Cano gobbled that ball up.

  • V

    Just watch how lazily Cano gobbled that ball up.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    DIVE for that ball!!!

    • whozat

      to up his dirt-on-the-uni quotient?

  • Dela G

    damn it

    AJ we need an out here

  • Salty Buggah

    ah cmon AJ, DP please

  • Bugsy

    nonsense.

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

    It the centerfield camera shitty for everyone, or is it just me? It’s all jumpy, and it’s just that one camera.

    • V

      It looks like a video game.

  • GG

    Anyone know a site I can stream this game from online right now? MLB.TV doesnt have it, I get the Dodgers game on Fox where I’m at

    • Dela G

      same here… i want to jump a cliff

    • Salty Buggah

      against RAB rules

  • Bugsy

    wtf is mccarver talking about?

    • Bob Stone

      He is wrong. Yankees weeren’t conceding second to Marinez. Jeter was covering second.

    • whozat

      it took him 45 minutes to say Martinez should have gone to 2nd, because the Yanks had no one covering.

      • DF

        He’s right that Cano lined up to throw home, but Robbie had the ball by the time Martinez was rounding first. If Victor tries to go to second, Cano just has to turn and throw the ball to Jeter for the tag.

        8 more innings of this to go, too.

  • JSquared

    I LOVE TEIXEIRA!

  • Dela G

    good play there tex

  • Jim

    REGROUP, JUST 7.5 GAMES

  • whozat

    That was off the plate :-)

    • whozat

      That one was closer.

  • Bugsy

    oh man.

  • Dela G

    UGH!!!

    damn that freaking wall

  • Tank the Frank

    Is Hinske for real? He did play LF there right?

    • whozat

      nope

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

    Eric Hinske is so bad on defense, it’s not even funny.

  • whozat

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

  • Accent Shallow

    Jeez, Hinske is just brutal out there.

  • Zack

    fenway is a treasure of this country. can we stop with the love fest mccarver? thanks

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

    Uh oh, looks like we may have bad AJ today…

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Great play Hinske, way to learn from your mistakes.

  • JSquared

    COME THE FUCK ON!!! ITS FUCKING ORTIZ!! WHAT THE FUCK!!

  • Salty Buggah

    fuck you Papi! LUCKY bastards…there hits are falling and ours arent and Hinske made a shitty play

  • DF

    Damn that wall

  • V

    Ok, Ortiz can NOT HIT THE FASTBALL, and we’re gonna hang curveballs? Greeeeeat.

    • Ant

      That’s exactly what I was just going to say.

  • Bugsy

    i acutally miss damon in left.

  • Jon

    I have SO much confidence in our number 2 starter in the playoffs

    • Bugsy

      what? he matched beckett, remember? remember how he was on fire? i guess not.

    • Dela G

      i guess you forgot who matched zeros with beckett 2 weeks ago?

  • Salty Buggah

    the fuck AJ?

  • Dela G

    cmon AJ, lets mow these guys down

  • Jim

    Well, this is dissapointing.

  • Accent Shallow

    Shirtless douchebags in the stands. What is this, Wrigley?

  • JSquared

    I don’t understand why we’re starting someone who is bad on defense…

    • Bugsy

      because the other guy (who’s not that much better) has a boo boo

  • mike jones

    Can we get a left fielder who knows how to play the monster????

    • Zack

      whos your choice? im sure hairiston has so much experience here

      • texburnathia

        you can’t deny that hairston is a better athlete and defender

        • Zack

          that wasnt the question. he said he wants a LF who knows how to play the monster. and since hairston was a 2B his entire time in the AL, i’ll take a leap of faith and say he doesnt know how to play it either

  • DF

    Hinske’s putting on a clinic on how NOT to play LF in Fenway.

  • http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/ Joey H

    Keep in mind who is pitching for them. Expect a slug fest.

  • Dela G

    how the hell does ORTIZ SCORE????

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Say it with me: UGH.

  • Tony

    Hinske is one of our greatest comedians.

  • Dela G

    throw the fastball

    these guys wont do much but watch it go by

  • Mikey K-9

    Seems like Bay owns the Yanks.
    I would love to know his numbers against the Yanks.

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

      .400/.512/.771

      So yeah, you’re right. This year anyway.

      • Mikey K-9

        Wow, I wish I never asked for the #s
        Thanks.

  • JSquared

    Couldn’t do that to Ortiz… please, that’s a joke.

  • Salty Buggah

    about time AJ, just finish em off next time when you get ahead. Cmon offense, make those balls falls and score a trillion runs again.

  • Bob Stone

    Okay – Let’s get those three runs back in this inning, plus a few more.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m not exactly sure that Tazawa will be capable of holding this lead.

    Whether AJ can avoid giving it back, though . . .

  • Dela G

    there we go

    now lets murder tazawa

  • Jim

    Top of the 2nd:

    Screaming line drive right to right-field, 1 out
    ground ball 2 in” from being a double, then diving play on line drive, 2 out
    long fly ball with ellsbury crashing into the dead center field wall, 3 out

    • Dela G

      i disagree

      the yanks will get their runs soon

  • trueblue

    What the fuck AJ… You wer supposed to be good in Boston

  • Salty Buggah

    We have been getting absolutely killed with 2-out hits lately (though we’re still winning)

  • Bugsy

    bold prediction: yankees will win this game.

    I believe

  • beaniedemon

    Burnett sucks!! Not a big game pitcher. Gets unnerved easily.

    • Dela G

      lets hope this is an unjinx

    • Zack

      lol

    • Bugsy

      how do people like this guy manage to show up exactly when yankees have sucked a little, only for an inning.

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        Isn’t it hilarious to think that everyday there are people like that guy reading the game threads but never commenting until they have something negative to say.

    • Accent Shallow

      Wait, this is a big game? Are you out of your mind?

  • Dela G

    posada

    this guy has no control

    dont swing

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie, how about not rolling over, hmm?

  • Bugsy

    Fuck

    My

    Life

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Dear Hinske,

    Take notes.

  • V

    Hey, uh, guys, you do realize that’s not Hinske in LF, right? Right?

    STOP GETTING THROWN OUT SECOND!

  • Salty Buggah

    WTF CANO!!!!!!!!!!! damn, we cant give up outs like that

  • Jim

    You’d think by now we’d know how to judge fly balls off the monster while running the bases.

    Even if he did run hard out of the box, he’d be fucking out by a mile, McShitinMoutharver.

  • Dela G

    man

    the baseball gods gifted that

  • Accent Shallow

    McCarver: Cano is lazy.

    What the horseshit?

    • Bugsy

      yeah, he said that in so many words.

      my favorite was when keith hernandez called him a “styler”

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees must lead the league in guys getting thrown out trying to get a double.

  • DF

    So wait, I’m confused…

    Was that laziness or overhustling?

    • Accent Shallow

      McCarver is convinced that it’s due to lack of hustle, although they failed to show Robbie running out of the box.

    • Tank the Frank

      Stupidity will suffice.

    • Zack

      he’s dominican so theres your answer

  • Little Bill

    Jon Sterling is outraged!

  • Dela G

    dont worry guys, we are going to beat this kid

  • JSquared

    Great, Hinske… I expect nothing less of a homerun.

  • donttradecano

    there we go wit the lazy dominican tag

  • Jim

    #8 and #9 hitters both hitting under .280

    what the fuck is this bullshit

    • donttradecano

      sarcasm?

      • Jim

        yes

        • donttradecano

          good, because i was about to be engraged.

  • gio

    Bad luck. Balls.

  • JSquared

    ofcourse, the red sox luck is unmatchable.

  • Bugsy

    holy shit. this is the babip correction from last night. can we borrow some of those runs?

  • Jim

    u can tell this aint our game

    • Bob Stone

      I’m not giving up that easy. It’s only the second inning. Jeez!

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    They are crushing balls so far today. I’m confident they’ll win this game.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      I thought that when they were doing the same to Brett Tomko. Luckily Rajai Davis doesn’t play for the Red Sox. ;)

  • Dela G

    damn these lucky ass hard hit outs

  • Zack

    i hate line drive outs

  • bonestock94

    This qualifies as muted game, I’m 1.5 innings in and my blood is already boiling from the homerism.

    • Mbusters01

      I muted the game halfway through the first Boston inning.

  • JSquared

    Is it me… or could u just tell that lady holding up that small sign is just a cunt.

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Wearing Sox gear?

      See you next Tuesday.

  • Jim

    WOW mccarver nice job identifying that 4-seam fastball before it was thrown!

    fox really gives its audience some inside info…

  • trueblue

    Bad Defense: Check
    Bad baserunning: Check

    • Zack

      2nd inning: check

    • Tank the Frank

      For last night’s game and today’s: Check

  • V

    They ARE going to hammer this pitcher today. Ugh.

  • Bugsy

    can someone give melky some steroids!?

  • Dela G

    man, these balls have to drop in gaps soon…

  • Jim

    and can u guys believe that he was pitching in the INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE last year? the INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE? wow…what a story.

    • DF

      As an AMATEUR!!!! Can you believe it?

  • Nels

    I just hope Burnett hangs in there. The Yankee bats will come around if he does.

    • Bugsy

      burnett looks ok. he’s been a little unlucky.

  • BC

    Does anyone else here wish that Tim McCarver would go to the top of the monster and just jump off?

    • Bugsy

      I’ve fantasied about it

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      no because it’s not tall enough to guarantee he won’t be able to broadcast anymore.

  • Salty Buggah

    Dear Mo,

    Can we please get some luck on both sides of the ball? Not even good luck, just normal luck. They are got two 2-out hits and our LFers kinda sucks on defense. Our offense is absolutely crushing the ball but they are not falling and we made a bonehead play. So that’s mostly bad luck. Please give us some luck (or at least take away the bad luck) and let us take the lead and then win the game. Thanks!

    Love,
    Salty.

    • Dela G

      ps: Dela G wants the same thing

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

    I fucking hate Time Warner. FOX isn’t working at all, and the HD channel is all fucked up.

    • Salty Buggah

      blessing is disguise?

  • JMK

    Hey, guys! Just got back (had to buy a nice suit for the new job!). What’s happened so far? I see it’s 3-0. Small recap, anyone?

    • Salty Buggah

      Bad luck mostly. AJ struggling but they got 2 2-out hits and the blind squirrel in Gonzalez found a nut. We are absolutely crushing Tazawa like last time but like last last time, they are not falling in.

      • JMK

        Eh, it’s still early. I’m not happy watching 8 consecutive balls for Burnett, though. I was cool as long as we didn’t get swept this series, so whatever we make out with is just gravy.

    • Jon

      Home run alex gonzalez. Hinske epic misplay off the monster for an ortiz double, couple singles thrown in there.

      • JMK

        Gotcha. thanks, Jon. And thanks Salty, as well.

  • DF

    At least Varitek still sucks

  • Dela G

    that curve ball is fuckin filthy

  • David A

    My god can fox love the Sox anymore? All I hear is them fawning over them.

    • Dela G

      they can fawn all they’d like over a team 7.5 games back

      • Zack

        so much love for a team thats barely holding onto the wild card

        • Dela G

          haha i know, right?

    • BC

      Who the hell cares about these reports? Seriously

  • Bugsy

    sonavabitch!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Alex Gonzalez, AJ?

  • Zack

    did alex gonzalez just go yard?

  • Tank the Frank

    Game over. And stop with the “2nd inning crap.”

    • Zack

      its the 2nd fucking inning

      • Tank the Frank

        Way to go Captain Obvious. And apparently you have trouble reading as well.

        • Zack

          maybe i did it intentionally because its the 2nd inning?

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

        I like the addition of the f bomb for emphasis.

        • Zack

          helps get the point across

    • Bob Stone

      It’s only the second inning and it’s in FENWAY. Anything can happen.

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

      Especially since the team has shown zero ability to comeback in games this season…

    • V

      I’m not allowed to call you a humongous fucking retarded idiot, because it’s against the guidelines.

      • Tank the Frank

        Because I’d stomp you into the ground for one you would NEVER have the balls to say that to anyone’s face let alone mine, for one. And two, it woul just show how childish you are that you have to respond that way to a very simple comment. And three… it’s game over. :-)

        • V

          Oh nos, I’m being threatened on a blog, zOMG.

          d00d, I’d kick your fucking ass. Don’t even start, kid.

          • Tank the Frank

            It’s not a threat. It’s just facts. Go take your nap sweetheart.

            • V

              :yawn:

  • Salty Buggah

    Seriously, Gonzalez?!?! So much bad luck

  • BigBlueAL

    Burnett fucking sucks today.

  • Dela G

    ALEX GONZALEZ???

    holy crap

  • Jim

    Anyone for a Ponson-Burnett swap?

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

      No.

  • JSquared

    1 fucking inch, serious? How do you add luck to the luckiest team in all of sports? You trade for Alex Gonzalez.

  • GG

    Alex Gonzalez????…come on AJ

  • Patrick

    Seriously, Alex Gonzalez?

  • bonestock94

    Couldn’t AJ have one of these games against the Royals or something? I really wanted to see “oh shit” strikeout AJ today..

  • donttradecano

    great dramatic story about the trade that brought future HOF Alex Gonzalez to Boston.

  • Bugsy

    no he’s getting squeezed? wtf

    • donttradecano

      Problems? GIVE ME HIS LAST FIVE STARTS!!!!

      • donttradecano

        wasnt meant as a response

  • djjd

    Burnett could you suck more today?

  • Dela G

    cmon AJ, today isnt a good day to have a clunker

  • Jim

    Yeah, i think that routine stolen base deserves a standing ovation.

  • BC

    Im surprised McCarver didn’t just cum in his pants when Pedroia jogged to first, and now with a stolen base

  • Arman Tamzarian

    If you have the opportunity, pop over to the dodgers-cubs game and check out the catch by the left fielder. On the run over the shoulder face plant into the wall, and hung onto the ball. Absolutely amazing.

  • E-ROC

    “Pedroia has a winning look on his face.” lol

    • Tank the Frank

      That’s not how I would describe his face.

  • Nels

    What are Burnett’s numbers on Fox games?

    Terrible.

  • Dela G

    a winning look on his face???

    Really?

    • DJ

      Haha I know right. The Midget is FOX’s new favorite player

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    Holy crap, Jeter is like 8 inches taller than Pedroia. That looked hilarious.

    • Bob Stone

      Jeter is 6’3″ and Pedroia is listed at 5’9″ (but is really 5’6″) That would make him 7″ taller.

  • Bob Stone

    Oh shit. C’mon AJ. Throw some strikes!

  • Dela G

    cmon AJ

    please get outta this

  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    AJ Burnett is a lot like Pettitte–when he is bad he is really awful and you can almost always tell which road you’re going down right away.

    That said, he was due for a bad game and while I’m frustrated a little bit I can’t get actually angry given the situation the Yankees are in.

  • Dela G

    HEY! A CALLED STRIKE!!

  • John Duci

    DUSTIN PEDRIOA COULD BLOW MY FUCKING DOG

  • donttradecano

    OMG stop it tim mcarver please stop

    /shotgun to the head

  • Dela G

    getting squeezed a bit here

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope AJ can at least give us 5 innings.

  • Jim

    If we give up any more runs this inning, the game’s ovuh. they’ll just get tazawa out of the game and their serious bullpen will probably shut us down. 4-5 runs is do-able, but 7-0 even in the 2nd inning will be almost impossible to come back…

    • Jim

      the game’s ovuh.

    • Dela G

      their bullpen has been our bitch ever since the 0-8 ended

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Jackson

    oof

  • John Duci

    Im turning this shit off.

  • JMK

    I could be wrong but it seems (at least since the White Sox series) that we allow a lot of earned runs with 2 outs.

  • Bugsy

    oh ho ho ho ho ho. now I mute these fuckers

  • djjd

    embarassing

    • Bugsy

      it’s really not that embarrassing.

  • E-ROC

    Two straight walks and a homer. Stop beating yourself, AJ.

  • Bob Stone

    Ouch – but it’s till only the second inning.

  • V

    Well, I’m checking out for the day. This ain’t worth watching.

    • Lanny

      Quitter.

    • Tank the Frank

      You mean…… the game is over???????

      But you must be humongously fucking retarded!

  • djjd

    Posada is no help

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn…maybe this time we come back to score like when AJ was up 6-0 against them but the Sox came back? I have a lot of hope if our hits fall in

  • Bob Stone

    Yanks are going to win this one 11-9.

    • Jim

      wake up and smell tim mccarver’s ass sweat…

      it aint happenin.

      • Lanny

        Because the Sox SP is so good?

        • Jim

          No, because it’s 7-0 and their bullpen (excluding some of the scrubs we faced yesterday) are good.

  • Dela G

    aaaand this sucks

  • JSquared

    Sorry, but after a late game last night, you should start Molina and a better game would be called, nothing against Posada, but he looks lazy from how he’s been throwing the ball back to Burnett and the pitch calling.

    • Little Bill

      lol, yeah it’s all Posada’s fault. He’s pitching like shit today.

      • JSquared

        Why is it that people always blame the pitchers, do you know why teams need good catchers? He’s obviously tired, it doesnt effect his pitch calling, but Molina calls a better game.

        • V

          You mean Molina wouldn’t call fastballs a foot outside or hanging curveballs? WOW!

    • V

      The sun isn’t yellow, it’s chicken.

    • DF

      How exactly does one call a game lazily?

      • JSquared

        Looks like he’s just trying to get back to the dugout faster than normal. Trying to get them to not put the ball in play, meanwhile every pitch he calls it’s getting hammered. Granted A.J. has hung a curve or 2, i still don;t agree with the pitches being thrown. Burnett trusts Posada, and what posada’s calling isn’t working.

    • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

      I guess a better game might have been called but I’m not sure how that would stop AJ from missing his spots so badly

      • JSquared

        Can you guarantee he would miss his spot with a different pitch? no.

        • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

          Yes I’m sure if Molina was calling the game AJ Burnett would be painting those corners just like Maddux or Mussina! That’s not how it works.

          Fact is AJ has games where he simply cannot control his pitches and this is one of those games. This is about AJ, not the catcher. Period.

  • charlespoet

    Well shit. Just logged on to see how they game was going and it does not look good. Oh well, win tomorrow and that is fine. Guess everyone gets their Saturday back.

  • bonestock94

    Ok guys, have a nice saturday, I’m gonna go do anything else

  • Jim

    burnett is a little pussyshit when he pitches @ fenway……..

  • BC

    Well, I’m gonna go drink myself into a stupor and start a fight with some red sox fans. good day to all

  • Dela G

    hey the inning’s over!

    2 out runs are so awesome

  • bicycle boy

    yawn. who cares… the division is already won

  • DF

    Alright, now the comeback begins.

    Can e get another 20-spot this afternoon? Please?

  • V

    I would never think I’d ever say this about another human being, but if McCarver walked in front of a car, I could not give a shit.

    I can not believe it’s humanly possible to be that fucking stupid.

    • charlespoet

      Never underestimate the talent Fox Sports will sign.

    • GG

      …and have a ridiculously ill job

    • Tank the Frank

      You’re a tremendous asshole, that’s why you say shit like that. You’re either 15 or in therapy…perhaps both.

  • Dave

    Hope we can get another 20 today

  • Zack

    AJ my fantasy team does not thank you for your services today

  • donttradecano

    Cano is so lazy that he started in the outfield so he wouldnt have to run for that groundball.

  • charlespoet

    The curse of Fox Sports Saturday games haunts the Yankees. Somewhere Gammons just sent a tweet to McCarver and Buck that says “@Gammons – xoxoxoxo Love your pro Red Sox stance. They will now win the AL East.”.

  • Tank the Frank

    So can the game be over now even though it’s the third inning?

    Am I allowed to say it!! OMG!! Don’t get angry!

  • Bob Stone

    I can’t believe some of you are giving up already. It’s the freaking third inning and it’s FENWAY!!!

    • Tank the Frank

      OMG!!! Curses!

      • Bob Stone

        LOL

  • Tank the Frank

    Game over

  • Tank the Frank

    Game over

  • Lanny

    Keep Burnett away from Fenway.

  • Tank the Frank

    And more game over.

  • Salty Buggah

    We’re just giving the Sox and their offense a hope, so when they crash again, it’ll burn more.

    • JMK

      I hope you’re right, Salty. Talk about rubbing salt in fresh wounds. They would be demoralized if that were to happen. Our offense is certainly capable.

  • Bugsy

    remember when the sox came back fom 6-0 deficit. we can top that shit right here

    • Bob Stone

      YES

  • Lanny

    Girardi has to seriously think about letting Molina do some of the Burnett catching. They are obviously not in sync most of the time.

    • Bob Stone

      I agree. Welcome backk Lanny. Haven’t seen you here in awhile.

      • Jim

        how about fucking up austin romine’s development? I here has a MLB-level defensive capabilities!!

    • Zack

      so you solve a problem by ignoring it?
      because Molina isnt going to be startng in the playoffs

    • V

      Yeah, Posada obviously needs to stop calling for hanging curveballs.

  • Mac

    I realize I’m probably only speaking for myself, but I was curious to see how Mitre pitches on back to back days :-(

  • Dela G

    this game isnt over

    • Zack

      it was over before it even started

      /the tank’d

  • Jim

    i wish we had some nice scrubs to replace the big men right now…

  • Bob Stone

    This game IS NOT OVER.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Swish!

  • Jim

    it really doesnt feel that nick swisher is only hitting in the .240s

  • Dela G

    tazawa has ZERO control

  • Dela G

    good job swish

  • Jim

    omg really?

    holy fucking shit thats so fucking hilarious!

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT HE HAD NO IDEA

    AND HE STILL OBLIGED

    AWWW HE WAS ONLY KIDDING HOLY FUCKIN SHIT I JUST FUCKIN SHIT MY PANTSS HE HAD NO IDEA!!!

  • Bugsy

    wow that was hilarious, ken. omg i cant stop laughing.

    • Dela G

      HOLY CRAP!!! TELL THAT STORY AGAIN!

    • Bob Stone

      That story sucked.

  • charlespoet

    Biggest issue today is not the win or loss, but how taxed the bull pen will become if AJ can’t give them 6-7 innings.

  • Salty Buggah

    I still have a feeling we’ll come back starting in the 5th inning.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    So, uh, who swapped the pitchers today?

  • trueblue

    AJ has been a comnplete bust in the one area he was supposed to be rock silid. His fenway stats were killer, anf this year he is getting slapped around like a 2 dollar whore in that shit box.

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

    He threw four straight curves Alex, you might want to look for it.

    • Bugsy

      yeah that was fucking stupid.

  • Moose Balls

    AJ is an absolute fuckin’ JOKE when pitching against the SOX. But for ONE good outing this year, he’s given up 20 fuckin runs in 10 innings in Boston. Thats totally unaccpetable. The only reason we signed him was to beat Boston. His body language is awful in Boston and it looks like he doesnt even care out there.

  • Salty Buggah

    now that inning wasnt bad luck, we just didnt do well in that one.

  • Jim

    what are the yankees hitting on days after scoring 12+ runs they must be hitting like .200

  • JMK

    We can definitely win this game, guys. While it may be statistically unlikely, bear in mind, we’re not exactly facing Lester or Beckett. AJ finishes the fifth without anymore runs, we can totally chip away the lead.

    Sidebar: Ken Rosenthal and Pedroia double date.