Dice-K’s got the highwire act working again.
he’ll break sooner or later
PLus he’s already at 51 pitches and hasn’t had a “big” inning yet. One 30 pitch inning and HELLOOOOO Boston bullpen.
so basically its going to be a typical 5 inning start for DiceK then
lol at the big guy ducking for cover
So is that a caught stealing, or an out on obstruction?
Ahh, good. Would hate to see Tex’s amazing string of not getting thrown out since 2004 end that way. Uhh, never mind that it’s only been ten or so stolen bases! (Don’t ask my how I know such a pointless stat.)
Pete Abe just jizzed in his pants, and I just vomited in my mouth a little bit.
Actually, getting outs via batter interference is all part of the gameplan. Just like how he drew it up.
No you are talking some love-tool bigger then Ken Rosenthal. Examples?
“We need to expand the field laterally first since we can’t expand it vertically.”
“That’s how you get the ball back in the hands of the playmakers in space.”
“no deep ball”
Yeah, I saw your comment. I was trying to ignore it.
Sometimes, comedy just doesn’t work. Keep your chin up, though.
A-Rod flipping of the cameras. Nice.
He was biting his nails and had his middle finger on his face, you know, like when you are a little kid and try to do it discretely.
This is great. I want people to look at Dice-K’s final line and think that he pitched well. It’ll give Red Sox fans a nice false sense of security going into the postseason.
Note to RAB: Can we have an ad of a woman getting ripped in 4 weeks?
I’m so disappointed that Fantasy Sports Daily’s ad is gone.
I’m disappointed that RAB thinks you guys need Viagra.
I’ve needed Viagra ever since I’ve tasted LeRoy Smith’s desire. Nothing else can naturally arouse me anymore.
And people here think I have sexual problems…
Dammit, now you’ve put that image back in my head.
/never knows pleasure again
What, it’s not enough for you to start your journey on some woman’s cleavage?
My favorite part is the website is http://www.ExFatKid.com.
That’s how your body changed in four weeks?
That’s not even the same chin on those two bodies. Gimme a friggin break. Come on, Photoshop some shit.
LIE TO ME, JERRY! LIE TO ME!
I like the Valtrex ads on the side.
That Evony ad will do just fine, thank you very much.
McCarver [on Pedroia]: “Trying to muscle up, and… unsuccessful.”
Theoretical Josh Lewin: “Nickel for every time he’s had that problem…
Yea, he has lucked out.
C’mon CC. Strikes.
Victor Martinez is the first Venezuelan player to have extended his hit streak to 24 games on the same day he wore a brand new pair of underpants while playing for his second team in a particular season and batting against Joba Chamberlain.
::shoots self in head with imaginary finger-gun::
Nick Swisher once shot down an airplane by pointing his finger at it and shouting “Bang”.
I think I’d rather have Flava Flav and Paris Hilton call the game than these two.
I’d rather have Kanye West take over the booth.
I’ma let you finish Riddering, but Hawk Harrelson called the greatest game of all time! OF ALL TIME!
That was close. Perfecto gone…cmon ZZ, one mo out.
That walk wouldn’t have happened if V-Tek were calling the game…
I can hear Michael Kay in my head shouting “There goes the perfect game”. “No hitter still intact”.
Oh, yeah. Maybe this is a good time not to have YES.
I immediately take back that thought. Nothing is ever worse than FOX baseball.
I thought to myself earlier in the game: At least Kay is not around to jinx it.
nice play derek
HOLY DECLINE JETER.
Nice Jeter and CC
Runs please…k thanks
Got a good feeling about this inning.
reply to steve (different one) says:
September 26th, 2009 at 4:55 pm
so your saying ok they have similar numbers.. ok
but then why would someone with similar numbers to the other guy get to play everyday? think about it that way! also Gardner is a better defensive CF and when he gets on base he can steal. so that is advantage Gardner. i am not saying melky should never play, but his playing time does need to be cut down, and maybe this will light a fire under him and he will turn it up a bit. i have been and will continue to give melky chances, but i think now its time to see what brett can do full time since no one knows what will happen.
Not this again.
think about it that way!
Please Mo, can I have some runs this inning.
I had a feeling that was gonna happen.
Cool. No Jeter they be.
I love this defense.
The Red Sox have baseball fundamentals down. No mental mistakes ever.
No weaknesses. None.
they’re young and athletic and great at defense.
unlike the yankees who rely on the 3R-HR and go station to station
Matsui steals home. Book it.
This will make Dice-BB unravel.
The Angels will beat the Sox in the ALDS. Book it.
I already have my ALCS tickets for game 4 in Anaheim against the Yankees.
A) That’s smart.
B) The fact that you got Game 4 tickets and not Game 5 tickets is even smarter. You know what I’m talking about.
Agreed. The Angels will get on base this year, then proceed to take a free base from the no-armed monster Martitek.
I’d bet against that happening. Varitek will slug Pi and Bucholz pitches a perfect game.
Are the Yankees the only playoff team without an inspirational MLB commercial?
They should do one in the style of Richie Rich. :p
So the called strike and ball 4 were at the same location, how does that work?
It’s the human element of umpiring. Gives baseball its charm and makes it more exciting.
I’ve come to believe that ball and strike calls are completely arbitrary these days.
You’re thinking of a different era. No way to compare.
Cmon Melky, show us you are the man.
Countdown to PeteAbe’s “Cano can’t hit with RISP” update … 3 … 2 …
Treasure it. It might be the last!
/single perfect tear
Isnt Sam Borden doing the blog today?
Probably why we never got an update.
He’s clearly reading RAB and not writing his Cano update just to spite you. The press box is cracking up, Borden’s in tears.
A bunt wouldn’t of hurt in that spot.
Why is that mistake made so many times?!
Have you attended public school in this country?
Because English is one of the hardest languages to learn. It has inconsistent phonetic patterns because it’s a bastard child of multiple different mother tongues.
I know why some people (at least in Colorado)think baseball is boring. They must watch the NL, which are the games usually broadcasted here. Im going to fall asleep watching the Cubs and Giants.
But Szmargjawhateverhisnameis hit a home run the other day!
When Melky runs it looks like he pooped his pants and is awkwardly sprinting to the nearest bathroom.
how many ab’s is molina gonna get with RISP?
Well, at least Molina hit the ball to the outfield twice today…
Damnit, letting Dice-K off the hook again.
WE LET ‘EM OFF THE HOOK!!!!!
Anyone still think Molina should start in the postseason?
Dude, he’s a game caller. Pitchers love throwing to him!! Pitchers hate Posada!!
When AJ is pitching the only sign that Posada does is putting down his middle finger.
Well played, sir.
Can’t keep letting him off the hook
I want Cervelli.
OH SHIT THE CANES MADE HALFTIME ADJUSTMENTS
I wonder if the Ghost of Alex Gonzalez hangs out with the Ghost of Kei Igawa.
Damn, no-no no mo.
Get a DP, CC.
In this case, McCarver is right.
I’m surprised Fox didn’t call that a bunt attempt by Ortiz. They’re that dumb.
um, thanks ump
Suck it Papi
Hmmm, Molina with the hidden sound device.
The click was his wrist.
i wish that was pedroia he would have gone nuts and got thrown out
Dude… There was a sound… But come on, Kellogg, the ball clearly didn’t hit his bat. Embarrassing.
and he’s calling balls/strikes? yikes
Ok, he’s made up for it with a couple of awful calls now. Come on Kellogg, get in the game.
Where the fuck was that?
African clickspeak while Papi bats?
Clickclickclick CLICKclickCLICk click.
Lowell stole second? Whateva
molina should of jumped up and bumped into him
Rocco would’ve gotten hurt. No joke.
No Poster Left Behind Act 2009
It’s like whack-a-mole in here.
where the hell was that.
Lowell just stole a base? Is it 2012 already? Also, I think the ump was hanging out with David Wells before the game.
so why was that SB but Guzman’s last year fielder’s indifference?
It’s a judgment call. Last night they made the call that the Sox had no interest in making an attempt to throw-out Guzman, they allowed him to take the base. The Yankees surely would have made an attempt to throw out Mike Lowell, in a 0-0 game, he just got a good jump and was lucky enough to have chosen a good pitch to run on. I have no problem at all with that scoring decision.
I didnt have a problem with it, i just dont understand the rule.
The rule is: Use your judgment.
Based on the play on the field and the context (players involved, score, inning, etc.), it is in the official scorer’s discretion to decide that the defending team had no interest in throwing out the baserunner, and thus the base was not “stolen” but was taken thanks to “defensive indifference.” For example, if Rickey Henderson is on first base with his team losing 20-0 and the infield plays back and he leisurely strolls down to second base without so much as a flinch from the catcher and middle infielders, it’s safe to assume he took the base due to defensive indifference.
Ball 1 to Jed was a strike on gameday!!!!
But CC K’s him anyway…awesome!
And Lowrie argues balls and strikes, of course.
I’m loathe to pile on to the usual Sox paranoia/hatred, but I seriously don’t think I’ve ever seen a team that argues balls and strikes as much as this team does.
It’s the passion for the game,obviously.
They’re a team full of guys who don’t care about awards or stats, only winning.
Did anyone else really enjoy the interaction between the ump and big sloppy? Very funny to me, even if the ump might be on acid.
If Dock Ellis supposedly pitched a no-hitter on acid, there has to have been an occasion where an umpire called a game on acid.
Um, no, that makes no sense.
If you disregard logic it makes perfect sense…
Ha, fair enough.
“If you disregard logic you’re on acid it makes perfect sense…”
My neighbors once won the lottery. We live near each other, therefore I must have won the lottery at some point.
Tim, dont kid yourself, nobody questions the Red Sox about anything
Jimmy Graham wants to get bitchslapped. He’s beggin for it.
Mike Lowell will be featured on a Just For Men commercial when he retires next year.
now would be a good time for Johnny to break out of his lack of HR streak
Let’s make baserunners count this inning guys…no bad luck or DPs.
Dear Tim M.
Ichrio joined the majors in 2001.
Hey, he heard me!
Oh, come on. Lupica is an idiot, and his idiotic remarks are being inforced by another idiot, McCarver. This is not 1975 where fans are held captive to the game of the week. If you’re a baseball fan, you’ve seen plenty of Ichiro.
making matsuzaka work. Good
Tim McCarver is so so so so SO bad
Strike 2 to Damon was a ball on Gameday but Damon walks anyway.
OK, guys, dont blow it.
Lewin: “He got ejected.”
McCarver: “Ohhh, good going.”
New fact: a player getting ejected during a game is a good thing. It must have some kind of rallying effect.
charging the mound and throwing your helmet works better i heard
Only works better when you are 10 years older and are 60 pounds heavier.
Robbie Thomson is clearly yearning to signal the runners home. Poor guy.
Please take the first pitch, Alex. He just walked the last two guys.
Sigh. It was a ball too.
not on Gameday
Cmon A-rod, gotta bring home a run this time. Pad those RBIs.
McCarver: This is a masterful performance by Dice-K. Building up the Yankees hopes only to keep dashing them.
I meant this as a joke. Turned out true. Pathetic inning.
Damn! no DP Hideki
wow guys really?
Dice-K is trash! hit him already!
Awful. These last two at-bats were just awful.
Oh come, take a goddamn pitch there fellas.
Are you kidding me? Luck on Sox side today
no, dumbasses swinging at the 1st pitch from a guy who cant throw a strike
Walks two guys, and you chumps swing at the FIRST TWO PITCHES?!?!?!?!?!
rbi walk right here
0-10 with RISP? holy smokes
What a dreadful inning.
terrible. Just terrible.
Terrible. Absolutely terrible.
fuck it! luckin out
its not luck when 2 guys swing at the first pitch after 2 straight walks
Yeah, what’s that about. Dice-K is pitching behind all day and they start swinging at the first pitch with the based loaded?
i guess you can think- ok he’s going to need to throw a strike so hes going to force one in there. but still those were 2 bad at bats, what makes it even worse was that it was by two great hitters, not like a melky/hairston combo
true but to get out so many jams is luck, no matter how bad the other team is playing.
It’s OK. We’re giving them false hope. And we’re saving our RISP hits for the playoffs. CC will win today!
what the fuck was that? awful, and dice-k is not a magician he is just a lucky bastard
It’s called the ‘FOX effect’.
Joygasm a little louder, FOX booth.
Well that was pretty awful. I’d say “at least we’ll be in their bullpen soon” but it shouldn’t even matter today, Dice-K has been garbage anyway.
Alright. 0-0 with CC rolling. Let’s get him a W here.
Dice-K gave up 2 walks to load the bases and the next 2 Yankee batters swing at the first pitch. That’s just dumb.
wow that might have been the worst inning i’ve seen all year, pathetic
I left my car with the bases loaded and no out. I turn on the TV to two outs and Nick Swisher at the plate.
This is still what scares me about Yanks.Patient,and then not
Whatever. We’re going to win anyway.
And ESPN and Kruk are already printing a story on DoorMat’s 3 rd straight start…err 3rd straight dominating start..
There’s been little to complain about the offense this year but I’m just amazed at how bad they’ve been with the bases loaded.
or with RISP
Wrong. This is a meaningless game.
Walking the #9 hitter? Really?
angry == me
Fellas, fellas, fellas…(and ladies)…do you always get this riled up about exhibition games ’round these parts? This is fun. In fact, in the big picture, a 6-7 IP, 0ER performance by Dice-K could be a very good thing for the Yankees. Looks like the Yanks are on board with me, too. We want to solidify Matsuzaka’s postseason starter status. So far, mission accomplished.
Ya, get Sox fans hopes up.
Did you see that obese guy covering up on the Lowell catch? Hilarious.
CC wants his damn run support.
And a burger.
But first: run support!
Fuck this ump.
He was already in the process of throwing when time was called.
If Jorge started this game, the score is 7-5 in favor of the Yankees.
I had to. It was ripe for the picking.
Dice-K hasn’t given up a hit with the bases loaded since Sept. 8, 2007; that is all.
You upset me
He pitches when it matters most.
How many plate appearances against?
thats not something you can depend on though. keep loading the bases because you throw 28 different pitches and pitch backwards and you’re smarter than the hitters, sooner or later things will even out
Here’s hoping he gives up at least one grand slam in the playoffs.
Jeter is good at DP
Just ask Jill Kelly.
Mike Sweeney hit 50 doubles last year and this season he has no job? I don’t even have to look that up to know it’s not true.
He hit 8 doubles, and struck out 6 times, in 126 ABs
Really? And the Fox announcer was equating that to Pedroia? These guys suck. (Stating the obvious.)
Sometimes being a low-strikeout hitter comes back to bite you.
Jeter says: this ain’t the WBC no more, shorty!
T-Pain unavailable for comment.
cano is leading off this inning. we know he’ll get a hit since no runners will be on.
unfortunately either melky or molina will erase him with a dp.
.500 ain’t bad.
Or he’ll smack one out of the park!!!!
Alright, damnit, let’s get some runs to allow Joe to lift CC after that 6th inning guilt-free.
well if put a 5 or 6 spot on the board, i’ll sign up for that.
One is enough.
You know it’s not happening though.
You might not be a prophet, but that is the prophecy.
Nice that CC has less pitches thrown than Dice-K and has thrown an extra inning and has 8 Ks and 2 BBs
Dice-K’s start today reminds me a lot of Junichi Tazawa’s start last month against the Yanks.
we need to score more points, so that we can win the match.
we need to hit touchdowns
Or else we’ll have to pull the keeper before we go into overtime!
hopefully we can put up a 150-spot so that this game will be Krum-proof
I only like you if you get this
mike sweeney hit 8 doubles last year while only striking out 6 times!!!
I hate Fox games…score offense!
Robbie Cano is a good hitter.
my man Cano
Cano doesn’t need to hit with RISP.
Robbie Cano! Dontcha know!
I totally called that HR, except I thought it would a liner to right.
Nothing more hilarious than old man humor.
melky should havea 3-0 count rightg now
Cano leading off=………greatest hitter of all time?
molina, you’re job is to stand there, dont swing, and let dicek throw 5 pitches to strike you out
Jose Molina has seen a grand total of 5 pitches this game
Molina is excellent at defense and just horrid with a bat in his hand. He really looks like he does not have a clue up there and looks completely over matched.
if he would at least just take pitches I wouldn’t be so chapped
how many outs has dicek gotten on 1 pitch this game?
Molina is atrocious.
according to mccarver, the 2001 world series was delayed b/c of an emergency 911 call
that is ridiculous, sir.
time to eat bean pedroia in the head
I don’t get the game, but you might not be surprised to know that, according to game day, this umpire is really, really bad. Both teams, both strikes and balls.
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