Godzilla goes to Boston

DeLeon's big day propels GCL Yanks to a win
Cano vs. Pedroia

RedSox.com speakin' the truth(hat tip for the image goes to @MikeRoper)

It’s late and we’re all kinda tired, so let’s buzz right through this one…

  • Holy cow, does Brad Penny stink. Eleven baserunners and eight runs in four plus innings? Downright Ponsonian.
  • Poor Mike Bowden. That kid has to have like, no confidence left, right?
  • Hideki Matsui had his knee drained earlier in the week, and it’s clearly done the trick. Two jacks and seven steaks is quite the night. That’s a career high RBI in a single game for Godzilla; his previous career high was six, which came way back in 2004.
  • How about that A-Rod kid? He might have a future in this game, no? Four-fer-four with his first triple in a long as time. Our boy Adam noted that he missed the cycle by a combined two feet, give or take. One more foot and he’s safe at second in the second for a double, and one more foot and his shot off the wall in the fifth is in the people.
  • Andy Pettitte, you have to do better when given a lead like that. Five innings of seven run ball is just unacceptable.
  • Brian Bruney … you stink. Walking the eight hitter to force in a run with a ten run lead? Absolutely inexcusable.
  • Damaso Marte looked pretty dang good. He threw six pitches – two fastballs and four sliders. Gameday clocked the two heaters at 94 and 93, exactly what you want to see out of him.
  • Division lead is up to 7.5 games, magic number is down to 35.
  • Seriously, Brad Penny is terrible. He needs to get back to the National League ASAP so he can finish in the top three in Cy Young voting again.

And after all this, the Yanks are now trotting AJ Burnett and CC Sabathia out the mound for the next two games. Life is good.

DeLeon's big day propels GCL Yanks to a win
Cano vs. Pedroia
  • Dela G

    from the fake michael kay twitter

    This is just money

    Hey fans! Also having a hard time getting my Italian restaurant off the ground. The signature dish? Pasta Diving Jeter! OHHHHHH!!!!!

  • Drew

    Left my house we were winnin 12-1, got in a couple minutes ago, the score ended at 20-11!!??? what the hell happened.

    • acb

      sergio mitre and brian bruney happened

      • Dela G

        don’t forget michael bowden!

        • Drew

          It will be hard for me to blow my buzz but this YES Encore recap is working on it.

          • Dela G

            haha awesome

        • Salty Buggah

          and Ramon Ramirez.

  • Dave Luch

    LMAO did the Red sox website really post that.

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      it’s good they can have some fun with it… if it is legit

      • steve (different one)

        c’mon guys…

  • RalphieD

    fyi…the yanks magic number is 34 not 35…but both sound nice on 8/22!

  • Salty Buggah

    What a historic game:

    – The most combined runs scored (31) in one game, ever, between the Yanks and Sox. The previous high was 29 runs, set on July 29, 1903, in a 15-14 Highlanders win at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds.

    – It’s the most runs yielded by Boston since June 9, 2000 (22 vs. Yanks at Fenway).

    – 23 hits by NYY. Last time they had 23 or more hits vs. Boston? June 6, 1934 (25 hits, Elias).

    – A-rod leads all active players with the most RBI against the Sox with 113, followed by Posada (107) and then Jeter (101)

    • Salty Buggah

      I also remember reading that Melky had a .307 AVG against the Sox before the game and then went 4-6 today.

    • Salty Buggah

      More fun facts:

      – Hideki Matsui’s seven RBIs on Friday were the most by a Yankees player against the Red Sox since Joe Pepitone (seven) on Aug. 29, 1964.

      -According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lou Gehrig was the last Yankees player with seven or more RBIs in a game at Fenway Park (eight, on July 31, 1930).

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    i still think we can get a texas sized 30+ runs scored

  • Dela G

    So Am i the only one who thinks tazawa will give up only 3 runs tomorrow? haha baseball is such a funny sport. I figure he gives up 3 and the yankees kill the bullpen again.

    Man so much for that boston bullpen ERA. That was destroyed thanks to the wax job on bowden. Poor kid, tito should be ashamed running that kid the second inning…

    • vin

      Maybe Penny is the one who should be ashamed.

  • Salty Buggah

    Matsui was also like a foot or minus a JD Drew away from a 3-HR game.

    A-rod and Jeter combined to go 7 for 10, with a walk, 3 RBI and 5 runs (obviously they did it all wrong way)….somewhere in Boston, Jim Rice sheds a million tears.

    • Dela G

      dont forget how they both wear baggy pants and have dreadlocks too

      • Salty Buggah

        oh yea of course

  • ARX

    Well, Pettitte was due for a clunker….and frankly after those 3 or 4 (5?) games where he couldnt buy a win despite pitching his ass off, the offense owed him this one :)

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Agree. If you don’t have your stuff the offense can pick you up. But if you’re dealing and they can’t put a run on the board, it’s useless.

  • whozat

    Google Chrome FTW!

    Also, the Yanks.

  • Drew

    watchin the encore. Dang, Al got up on that goose, ran his ass off for a triple in the 7th inning.

    • ranger11

      Got up on that goose? I don’t know what that means but it’s pretty f’n funny nevertheless.

  • Salty Buggah

    Yay, another Fox game tomorrow but one that I can’t watch because they’re playing the Cubs-Dodgers game here…Boo!!!!

    • Drew

      400 game?

      • Salty Buggah


        • Drew

          nice, I’ve got a 7 o clock washers tourney. ‘
          I’ll catch the beginning at least…

    • Little Bill

      I’ve got the same problem here. And of course you can’t get it on mlb.tv either because of Fox’s exclusive rights. I’ve never quite understood that. On the bright side, I still have Jon and Suzyn. Ugh.

      • Peedlum

        Its stupid. If I paid for the internet baseball package, then I clearly am not watching on television and want to watch out of market games and I have paid for the right. The local game is not an adequate substitute.

    • Bill R

      I got lucky and found someone from back east who has a slingbox and I told them to tune it into fox for me so i can watch the game!

  • Salty Buggah

    We shouldn’t forget how Joe West was hurting us a lot last night (probably cost us at least 3 more runs, not that it matters much). The win made it easier to tolerate his horrible strikezone for us. Had we lost, I’m sure he would have experienced some unfortunate event within a hour or 2 after the game.

    Here’s the Pitch f/x:


    • ShuutoHeat

      Guy either is a blind prick or he is Boston’s bitch.

      They need to remove him from umpiring all together, let’s not forget how great of a view he had with the whole Abreu/Beckett incident.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

    Just wanted to shout props to Mike. Perfect recap for a long, mostly unnecessary game.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Just got back from a night of celebrating…

    I just checked out what Jim Rice had to say about Jeter, can we friggin put him away? Now that he’s in the HoF and not the talk of the town, he had to stir things up for more attention? What’s next? Is he going to defile some baseball legend’s grave by humping it?
    So wait, when he was playing baseball there were no evils in the league?

    Gotta love it when they bring it upfront to Jim Rice and question him about all this. He backs off like a pussy and says stuff like “I was misquoted” “it’s because of the rivalry.”. If you’re fucking mr. tough guy, stand up for what you said.

    Well with that aside, I am glad the Yankees raped the Sux tonight. Can’t ask for more from Pettitte, he has pitched great the past few and he sat a bit too long. While his team mates were out there pulverizing whatever is left of Boston’s morale, his arm was getting cold. Tomorrow is Tazawa, I have a feeling he’s going to be knocked out early.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      [insert obligatory “not to be a dick” language when about to be just that, here] can we forego rape reference? tnx

  • Chili Davis

    I wish I could grow dreadlocks so I could look just like my hero, Derek Jeter. It makes me so sad that I can’t. :(

    • ShuutoHeat

      don’t forget the baggy pants

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Jim Rice is just being John Henry’s little bitch. Part of the deal he made with him to get his number retired.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Nice to see everyone in the lineup (i’m not going to count Damon or Hairston for obvious reasons) have at least 1 hit, 1 run and 1 rbi. That’s sick.

    Also good to see we can have a game like this and not have to use Coke, DRob, Hughes, Aceves or Mo while they trotted out Delcarmen and Ramirez. That leaves who, Bard and Papeldouche? Tomorrow may get ugly again if he get to Tazawa early.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105


    “Justin Duchscherer will miss the rest of the season with clinical depression according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. He’s been on the disabled list just about all season with an elbow issue, but this is just sad, sad news. CSN California first had the scoop earlier tonight. Duke is scheduled to become a free agent after the season.”

    So he’s got a bum arm AND is a head case? Crap, I wanted him.

    • Jersey

      Wow, that’s tough spot to be in. Hope he gets through it.

    • JMK

      He also poops when he gets nervous (or something to that effect). Maybe New York isn’t the best place for him.

  • pete

    to be fair to pettitte he had to sit for 298 minutes in the top of the fifth. pretty tough to regain your rhythm after that

  • trueblue

    The real good news from last night is that Bruney and Mitre should both be UNAVAIALBE for today..

    • Jersey


    • Little Bill

      And their top 5 relievers- Mo, Hughes, Robertson, Coke, Aceves didn’t pitch so they have them available for the next 2 games and then another day off Monday. With Gaudin, Mitre, and Joba not going deep in games I was worried the pen would get overused, but so far it has worked out well.

  • yankeegirl49

    Best night I have ever had in Boston!! The Sox fans at the bar we were at were pretty much speechless. I’ll be at todays game ready for another ass whooping!

  • Zack

    Did anyone catch the NESN Postgame show?
    It consisted of showing video of one of their guys walking through Yawkey Way during pre-game and asking Red Sox fans how much they hate the Yankees and which players they want the Red Sox to throw at the most; and when people said ‘all of them’ the guy from NESN goes YEA! RIGHT ANSWER!

    NESN sponsors that shit? YES wouldnt pull that crap in a million years.

    • AndrewYF

      On the Felder and Massarotti show, Mazz was saying how he views the Yankees as a bunch of businessmen. Felder goes into commercial by saying he views them as a bunch of gay lovers.

      Boston is quite a pathetic sports town.

  • Doug

    an effective marte could be the most important thing for us come october. two reliable lefties in the pen is HUGE.

  • steve (different one)

    i’m willing to give pettitte a bit of a pass considering what happened in the 6th…6 IP, 4 ERs in Fenway looks a lot better than 5 IP, 7 runs.

    his defense totally deserted him in that inning.

    also, and i understand the reasoning behind each decision, but did anyone else find it amusing that Cano didn’t get a hit on the absolute rocket that glanced off Green’s glove, but Ortiz got a hit on a pop up that Melky let fall in?

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

    Matsui raised his OPS by 24 points last nite. Remember how in the beginning of the year people wanted to trade him for a bag of balls?

    • Doug

      yeah, he’s now 19th in the league. and the yanks have 7 of the top 34 OPSs in the league

  • miketotheg


    I can’t believe they let that bowden kid out to dry, we literally watched his mlb career get flushed down the toilet so Francona can save his bullpen.

    I can’t believe we get a lefty ex-closer for the home stretch!!! you KNOW marte is playing for a contract next year!!! whoo hoo!!


    • steve (different one)

      love the enthuiasm, but Marte is signed for 2 more seasons…

      • miketotheg


  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    As much as last night looked like Giants-Pats, I’m calling tonight 2-1 in 11.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      If the Yankees don’t score more than 1 run off Tazawa, then something is rotten in Denmark.

      • Tom Zig

        Something wicked this way comes

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Alas, poor Smoltz, I knew him well.

          /Bill Shakespeare’d

          • Tom Zig

            Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury John Henry, not to praise him

            • Andy In Sunny Daytona

              The Jacoby doth protest too much, methinks.

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

    Yeah! Bruney! 1.1 IP, 0 ER!

    In his defense, he hadnt pitched for a week, and 2 on no out in Fenway is a tough spot for a guy we know has shoddy control. This site always goes crazy about walking the 8th or 9th hitter in a lineup, as if the pitcher chooses to do it. It’s the AL, so everyone can hit, and it’s a game of inches. Sometimes you’re just going to walk a guy no matter what. Better than a fastball up and over inner half or something.

    Let’s hope Tazawa gets destroyed. The dude should not be in the bigs yet, and I hope the Yanks hit him hard like the last time.

  • fightin’ irish

    this may be a dumb question, but is the image photo shopped? or was that really on the red sox website?