Apr
04

Game One: Opening Night

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The last time the Yankees played in a game that mattered, they walked off the field as World Champions. Following an offseason of trades and free agent signings, plus a Spring Training completely devoid of major controversy, the boys in pinstripes are ready to step out onto the field to defend that World Championship. The 2010 season isn’t going to wait around for any drama, it’s kicking things off with a good ol’ fashioned Yankees-Red Sox matchup in Fenway Park the night before the other 28 teams play their first games.

The new season means a new beginning, and all of that magic from 2009 will have to be recreated. We don’t know if CC Sabathia will be able to ward off his April demons, but we know he’s the guy we want on the mound in October. We don’t know who’s going to pitch the almighty eighth inning, but there’s about three or four guys out in the bullpen that we’re comfortable seeing out there. We don’t know if this is the year that age catches up to Derek Jeter or Jorge Posada or Andy Pettitte or Mariano Rivera, but if it is, then damn, it sure has been one hell of a ride.

Here’s the first lineup of the new season…

Derek Jeter, SS
Nick Johnson, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jorge Posada, C
Curtis Granderson, CF
Nick Swisher, RF
Brett Gardner, LF

And on the mound, the Villain from Vallejo, CC Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm ET, and the game is being broadcast nationally on ESPN2. If you’re in the NY area though, that broadcast is being blacked out and we’ll have to watch on YES. Same deal if you’re in enemy territory, NESN will have the game in New England.

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the 2010 season.

Categories : Game Threads

861 Comments

  1. bonestock94 says:

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  2. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    LET’S GO YANKEES

    CLAP, CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP!

  3. Starting to get jittery now.

  4. Mike HC says:

    Really nailed the first game thread of the year. Short, sweet and dead on.

  5. Steve H says:

    Nick Johnson in the #2 hole has me giddy. (TWSS)

  6. Not The Rays says:

    DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH IN THE OFFSEASON. IS TOO LONG.

  7. NYQ says:

    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Andy_C_23 says:

    Let’s get it on motherf**ckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Longo says:

    Even having to listen to Morgan and Miller can’t ruin this- so excited

  10. OldYanksFan says:

    “Here’s the first lineup of the new season”

    God… I hope we see this lineup 120 times or more.

  11. Wicked psyched to be here. You guys ready to rent some CAHS?

  12. Ben says:

    The quest for 28 begins! Lets get it going boys!

  13. Barry says:

    Morgan talking about Ortiz, “They need Ortiz not to drive in runs, but to drive in big runs” douche….

  14. Ivan says:

    I am so fuckin hyped rite now omg…

  15. Joe D says:

    We Will Not Be Stopped

  16. bexarama says:

    haha Mariano just said “internets”

  17. Justin R. says:

    The Road to #28 starts tonight! I am pumped up!

  18. Slappy White says:

    Still pissed at the schedule makers. They should have had to come to the Bronx and watch while the Yanks got the rings . Maybe theyll make em do it next year ……F*CK the SAWX

  19. So what are we thinking of Curry so far? He seems alright. His voice is a bit douchebaggy, but he’s been solid so far.

  20. Thank Mo, it’s time for baseball!

  21. T-Dubs says:

    When do the Red Sox raise the Nazi flag as a pennant?

  22. Matt says:

    Schilling: “Mariano has been a top closer for almost two full decades now.”

  23. bexarama says:

    YES has the player introductions. There’s gonna be a lot of boos wooo!

  24. Slappy White says:

    Orsuckio couldnt bring himself to introduce us as THE WORLD CHAMPION NEW YORK YANKEES

  25. Jake H says:

    I can’t wait for this game!

  26. ultimate913 says:

    You heard that? Sergio MiGRE. Ha.

  27. Drew says:

    I love the boos. booze too

  28. I’d love for one of the players to just turn and wave like he would to home fans.

  29. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Tears taste so good.

  30. Beamish says:

    Trying to figure out this damn VPN…

  31. bexarama says:

    that was an interesting shot of Posada

  32. Ivan says:

    Awww don’t Boo Teix Sox fans, Boo your owner for not signing him. By the way how is that Teix curse?

  33. Not The Rays says:

    Big Ups to Travelling Secretary Jack McCormack!!!

  34. Drew says:

    HAHA. Home PA guy can’t even get the names right.

  35. dkidd says:

    sweet ponytail

  36. Steve H says:

    Tommie, make sure you click on the pics I posted above. Right up your alley.

  37. Souter Fell says:

    Let’s go boys. Time to do it again.

  38. The boos are amazing. Boston is full of a bunch of bitter motherfuckers I guess.

  39. bexarama says:

    lol Varitek is gonna get introduced in the reserves and I’m gonna laugh

  40. T-Dubs says:

    Think they boo Cameron out of habit?

  41. Way to almost take out the cameraman, Hall.

  42. dkidd says:

    nice ovation for lowell

  43. Wow, I totally forgot about Hermida.

  44. Steve H says:

    Going to suck rooting against Mike Cameron this year. I’ve been a long time fan.

  45. dkidd says:

    why can’t the yanks get their rings tonight? that would be bad-ass

  46. Steve H says:

    He has that C on his chest for a reason.

    Because he’s a pretentious piece of shit, who feels the need to let the world know he’s captain, after petitioning MLB to allow him to wear it?

  47. ShuutoHeat says:

    All the Bostonians on my facebook are already leaving me hostile messages on my wall…lol let the season begin!

  48. WIlliam says:

    Why weren’t Hughes and Mitre introduced?

  49. Steve H says:

    I put most of my fandom aside when writing my Sox preview, but I had to take shots at Varitek. What an absolute douche. Oh, and how come he wasn’t vilified in the press when he was cheating on his wife, ala A-Rod?

  50. bexarama says:

    oh my God this one organ note (brain leaks out)

    JD Drew batting seventh, behind Ortiz and Beltre, really makes no goddamn sense at all

  51. Slappy White says:

    Is Pedro throwing first pitch ?

  52. Brent says:

    Cano laughs at that line up.

  53. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Hello Everyone,
    fun begins ..#28

  54. Mike HC says:

    Damn. Mike Cameron needs to mix in a salad or two. I would not be surprised to see his great range diminished carrying around that weight. He used to be chiseled as could be.

  55. Drew says:

    Hellooooo Keri.

  56. dkidd says:

    best “pyrotechnic display” ever

  57. Why did they boo Youkillis? Is the crowd at Fenway a bunch of PETA members?

    Also, my sister said that Youkillis’ beard looks like a dead squirrel. Today is the day I can take pride in which I have sister’s who can marginally understand baseball.

  58. Mike Axisa says:

    Cut your damn hair Tex.

  59. WIlliam says:

    Who was the chick with Pesky? That was the best part of the opening ceremony.

  60. T-Dubs says:

    Holy SHIT! The game’s on YES too!!!!!!!

  61. bonestock94 says:

    Why doesn’t espn just change its name to nesn already

  62. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    You are not too confident about it if you have to announce that you r going to have pyrotechnic before it happens.

    On other note, Yankees had jets fly over GMS field for the first game of spring training..

  63. bexarama says:

    this about killed me, Axisa (can I call you Axisa? Or am I now bannified?):
    http://twitter.com/mikeaxisa/status/11612777401

  64. JoeyH says:

    Anyone else’s YES feed crap out?

  65. Slappy White says:

    never thought id say Kruks the only one with sense

  66. bexarama says:

    this new YES Network intro is soooo dramatic

  67. I’m watching Baseball tonight. Did anyone know that there is some sort of “Wall” in LF of Fenay? I think they refer to it as “The Monster.

  68. WIlliam says:

    I have chills.

  69. HAHA! He said aura and mystique! HAHA! Wooo!

  70. Riddering says:

    Bring it, bitches! Bring it.

  71. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    How the hell does ESPN hire both Nomar and Schilling within the span of like two weeks? Something tell me Captain America Varitek has a nice job waiting for him when he finally realizes that he can’t hit anymore.

    • Nah, he’ll get one with NESN ’cause he’s banging Heidi Watney.

    • WIlliam says:

      In other words, it will never happen.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

        Yeah, everyone knows Mauer resigned in Minnesota because he realized he’s permanently blocked in Boston.

        • WIlliam says:

          I still can’t beleive the Sox captain is a bench player.

          • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

            I really think they’re going to keep him there til they tire of Francona, and then they’ll just make him the manager. He won’t stop playing though- player/manager! Teh clutch!

    • If it helps at all, they also hired Aaron F#$%ing Boone.

      All three of them are rank idiots, though, so… whatevs.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

        The amazing thing about the Boone hire is if that if he doesn’t hit that homerun, no way he gets a job like that. Boone is maybe the most classic example of right place, right time, perfect storm. And the subsequent injury and departure was almost like God saying there, you had your moment – hope you enjoyed it.

  72. Cecala says:

    I am giddy like a school girl!

  73. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Here in Baltimore…M.Kay f’s up to start the season

    • Kyle says:

      Haha and it only took two minutes into the season

    • Esteban Loaiza says:

      I noticed that, rewinded, laughed, rewinded again to laugh some more, and then had to check here to see if anyone else noticed

  74. Drew says:

    Very happy to have both Al and Kenny for opening night.

  75. bexarama says:

    did you guys hear the Red Sox are designed around pitching, defense, and run prevention this year?

  76. Salty Buggah says:

    Let’s go bitches!

  77. Dan says:

    WE’RE IN BALTIMORE!!! I love you Kay!

  78. dkidd says:

    michael “baltimore” kay: wasting no time

  79. Mister Delaware says:

    The little Herb Brooks speech kid was just out. This current Boston ownership has never met a gimmick it didn’t love.

  80. WIlliam says:

    If I hear anymore of Beckett being an ace, I might explode. THE RED SOX ACE IS A GUY NAMED JOHN LESTER!!!!! Come on people, you’re killing me.

  81. Did we have a season predictions column this year? No?

    AL East
    100-62 Yankees
    91-71 Red Sox
    85-77 Rays
    76-86 Orioles
    67-95 Blue Jays

    AL Central
    88-74 Twins
    86-76 White Sox
    83-79 Tigers
    73-89 Indians
    61-101 Royals

    AL West
    84-78 Angels
    82-80 Rangers
    81-81 Mariners
    77-85 A’s

    NL East
    90-72 Phillies
    86-76 Braves
    84-78 Marlins
    78-84 Nationals
    77-85 Mets

    NL Central
    90-72 Cardinals
    84-78 Brewers
    83-79 Cubs
    73-89 Reds
    70-92 Pirates
    69-93 Astros

    NL West
    92-70 Rockies
    90-72 Dodgers
    83-79 Giants
    77-85 Diamondbacks
    70-92 Padres

    Trades and junk:
    Starters
    Cleveland trades Jake Westbrook to the Brewers
    Cincinnati trades Bronson Arroyo to the Mariners
    Baltimore trades Jeremy Guthrie to the Phillies

    Relievers
    San Diego trades Heath Bell to the Braves
    Cleveland trades Kerry Wood to the Rangers
    Toronto trades Scott Downs to the Twins
    Arizona trades Chad Qualls to the Cardinals
    Toronto trades Jeremy Accardo to the Giants

    Position Players
    Toronto trades Lyle Overbay to the Giants
    Baltimore trades Luke Scott to the Mariners

    Discussed but ultimately not traded
    Adrian Gonzalez, Carlos Peña, Prince Fielder, Carl Crawford, Mike Lowell, Pat Burrell, Jose Guillen, David DeJesus, Cristian Guzman, Cliff Lee, Brandon Webb, Roy Oswalt, Ben Sheets, Jason Marquis, Aaron Harang, Gil Meche, Matt Capps, Octavio Dotel, Mike Gonzalez, Jonathan Papelbon

    Playoffs:
    AL
    Yankees over Angels 3-0
    Red Sox over Twins 3-2
    Yankees over Red Sox 4-1

    NL
    Phillies over Dodgers 3-2
    Cardinals over Rockies 3-2
    Cardinals over Phillies 4-3

    World Series
    Yankees over Cardinals 4-2

    Awards
    MVP
    AL-CentWAR Centaur™, NL-Troy Tulowitski
    Cy Young
    AL-Felix Hernandez, NL-Tim Lincecum
    ROY
    AL-Michael Brantley, NL-Jason Heyward
    Comeback Player
    AL-Travis Hafner, NL-Tim Hudson

    FWIW, my picks from last year:
    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-319452
    /Anti-Perlman’d

  82. Steve H says:

    Are you getting the Herb Brooks kid?????

  83. # Hey fans! Can the Yankees nail down a win?! Or will the Red Sox resurrect their winning ways?! Baseball! Easter! Jesus jokes! Next! about 9 hours ago via web

  84. Drew says:

    What in the fuck is “Segment 2?”

  85. Fenway introductions went something like this:

    SS – Jeter
    DH – Nick Johnson
    1B – Mark Teixeira
    3B – Some Dominican
    2B – Another Dominican
    C – The Puertorican
    CF – The skinny Black guy
    RF – Nick Swisher
    LF – Brett Gardner
    and on the mound The big blck guy
    Play ball!!!

  86. ShuutoHeat says:

    I hate that kid…

  87. dkidd says:

    i missed this mohegan sun ad

  88. Drew says:

    Kay is just full of fail tonight.

  89. HOLY SHIT THESE NEW GRAPHICS ARE AMAZING MY MIND IS BLOWN

  90. Dela G says:

    let’s go yanks

  91. HERE WE GO!!!! LOVE IT!

  92. Ivan says:

    Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd..here we go.

  93. /anti climactic’d

  94. Mike Axisa says:

    Ooo fancy new scoreboard thingee.

  95. Mister Delaware says:

    Only pro of getting the NESN feed is that its dead overhead the pitcher.

  96. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Must be the start of the season, since Jeter just grounded the first pitch.

  97. WIlliam says:

    Jeter is seriously on the decline.

  98. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Damn, i thought Mike’s prediction would be right- take the first pitch.

  99. Mike Nitabach says:

    Does anyone know why this game is on YES in NYC, and not ESPN? Thank fucking god I don’t have to listen to Jon Miller.

  100. Mike HC says:

    hahaha, somebody definitely guaranteed Jeter would ground out to short on the first pitch in another RAB thread today.

  101. Ivan says:

    These graphics are terrific…

  102. Oh meaningful baseball. I’ve missed you so much.

  103. V says:

    Oh, Jeter ground out on the first pitch, and Johnson taking pitches. This is 2010 ;-)

  104. Nick Johnson’s using the Larry Craig stance, I see.

  105. Mister Delaware says:

    Ellsbury doesn’t get to that one.

  106. V says:

    Crap. I was hoping that’d hit the monster.

  107. WIlliam says:

    OMG, Cameron is teh bomb in the defense.

  108. Accent Shallow says:

    So, Josh Beckett is still Walter Johnson ca. 1913.

    Oy vey.

  109. dkidd says:

    defense! theo is a genius!!!

    /msm’d

  110. Mike HC says:

    Cameron looked like a gimpy old man. There is no way he will be the best centerfielder in baseball this year.

  111. Not The Rays says:

    Oh I’m really really really gonna enjoy watching Johnson not swinging at pitches out of the zone. like ever.

  112. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    HOLY FUCK CALL THE TIGERS AND GET DAMON BACK WE ARE DONE

  113. bexarama says:

    are we doomed yet

  114. Well, that’s it. This season is over. Let’s all kill ourselves.

  115. Ivan says:

    ZOMG?!?!?! Teh Yankees Bust!!!!!

  116. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    They should have signed Damon..no hits, no runs scored against Beckett..Its going to be a long season.

  117. T-Dubs says:

    I think tonight’s going to set the RAB traffic record.

  118. Mike Axisa says:

    McNabb just got traded to the Redskins.

  119. Drew says:

    MLB Gameday said it was new and 3D. It looks exactly the same to me. Am I missing something?

  120. Steve H says:

    McNabb to the Redskins, in division trade????

    Holy shit. They better have made Washington give up their 1st for that.

  121. Jake H says:

    Quick top of the inning.

  122. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    not impressed by YES’ attempt at fake 3D

  123. We’re fucked. Joe West is the umpire, so I assume he’s already in postseason form.

  124. WIlliam says:

    We have good defensive skinny black centerfielders too, hah.

  125. dkidd says:

    could do without the sound effects every time a a graphic appears

  126. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    it took one out for Kay to bring up last opening day start for CC..unbelivable..

  127. whozat says:

    Check out CC’s spikes..are those regulation?

  128. WIlliam says:

    The sarcasm is going to be brutal tonight in this thread.

  129. Accent Shallow says:

    Sit down, short stuff.

  130. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    First K of the year: so sweet.

  131. Ivan says:

    Awwwww poor lil white kid got overpowered by the evil black guy…

  132. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Is it just me, or does Pedroia look way older than he should? Like he looks 5 years older than Jeter

  133. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    can someone inform Kay it is 2010 opening day and not 2009..

  134. Orlando says:

    love the new graphics!!!

  135. Tank the Frank says:

    Good Lord that changeup is ridic. RIDIC!

  136. Dela G says:

    you guys are lucky, i am cursed. i have to watch joe morgan and jon miller

    please shoot me

  137. The Red Sox are not built around pitching and defense. Just because they improved those things doesn’t mean they’re built around those things. They aren’t. They still have a top quality offense.

  138. Steve H says:

    How’s the YES gun this year?

  139. ShuutoHeat says:

    Everyone knows the Elf’s weakness, fastballs up and in.

  140. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    How did CC and Sabathia not face each other in the regular season last year? CC didn’t face the Sox after the deadline?

  141. dkidd says:

    yes should poach whoever does graphics for the colbert show

  142. Dela G says:

    good first inning for ZZ

  143. WIlliam says:

    We’ve got good defense too bitches.

  144. Not The Rays says:

    Teix’s UZR just turned negative.

  145. ultimate913 says:

    No, Kay. If anything, your voice would deactivate…everything.

  146. Drew says:

    So now I can talk shit to you Giants’ fans and actually have an offense that can back it up! That first inning took a backseat to my excitement after hearing about Mcnabb.

    ..back to beisbol

  147. Jake H says:

    I have to watch it on ESPN and while I like Orel he can’t talk over Miller and Morgan enough.

  148. Orlando says:

    C.C. rocking the Jordan’s!!!

  149. Steve H says:

    Wow. McNabb for a 2nd and either a 3rd or 4th next year.

    Great trade for the Skins.

    And thank Mo Mcnabb didn’t go to the Raiders, therefore hurting the Pats.

  150. bexarama says:

    why is he so unclutch?!?!

  151. Yankees will win baby! WE WILL WIN!

  152. Riddering says:

    I’ve never seen a pitcher throw to first like Beckett just threw to Youkilis. Play of the night! Laminate it!

  153. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    BOOM

  154. WOOO! USE THAT SHIT AGAINST THEM!

  155. Accent Shallow says:

    Peace out, no hitter!

    What a joke of a ballpark.

  156. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Jorge!

  157. whozat says:

    JORGIE!!!!

  158. Dela G says:

    POSADA!!

  159. slappy white says:

    hip hip

  160. Jake H says:

    Your face Beckett

  161. Brent says:

    JORGE!

  162. Alex S says:

    HIP HIP!

  163. T-Dubs says:

    Wooo! 180′ HOMER!!!

  164. kaka says:

    c yaaa

  165. Salty Buggah says:

    JORGE!!!!!!

  166. WIlliam says:

    Oh shcnap.

  167. danny says:

    /bandboxed

  168. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I definitely thought that that was going foul.

  169. Orlando says:

    Jorgie!!!!!

  170. Ojas says:

    I like the ESPN scoreboard…speaking of ESPN, when are they gonna put boog sciambi higher up on the broadcaster pecking order? he’s sabercentric, legitimately funny, and better than anyone else they have.

    YES Posada

  171. A.D. says:

    BOOOOM Po

  172. Ivan says:

    Hip Hip Jorge!!!!

  173. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Posada pole?

  174. V says:

    And your first baserunner/hit/run/RBI/HR of the 2010 baseball season is Jorge Posada. 1.000/1.000/4.000, bitches!

  175. Joey says:

    Fun fact for future generations:

    Who hit the first HR of the 2010 season and who did he hit it off of?

    • Joey says:

      Second fun fact for future generations:

      who hit the second HR of the 2010 season and which same overrated pitcher was it off of?

  176. Posada with the homer!

  177. Steve H says:

    Anyone know how Yahoo is handling tonight’s game in H2H leagues? Just rolling into this coming week?

  178. whozat says:

    Man, 100grand is so lanky. Just all legs.

  179. Alex S says:

    C-GRAND!!!!!!

  180. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Jizzed in my pants

  181. Accent Shallow says:

    Back to back works.

    Lol@Josh Beckett

  182. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Grandy!

  183. WIlliam says:

    Fuck yeahhhhh

  184. E-ROC says:

    Sweet mother of God. That was a bomb!

  185. Jake H says:

    2 times your face!

  186. ROBTEN says:

    Damon who?

  187. Salty Buggah says:

    granderson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  188. He CRUSHED that shit.

  189. Dela G says:

    A GRAND HOMERUN!!

    FUCK YEAH!

  190. BACK 2 BACK! LET’S GOOOOOOOOOO!

  191. kaka says:

    c yaaa x2

  192. Steve H says:

    TRUE YANKEE!!!!!

  193. bexarama says:

    can’t stop laughinggggg

  194. Sure!!! Against a righty! Whatever!!!!

  195. Mike Axisa says:

    Curtis Granderson ain’t nuttin’ to fuck wit.

  196. V says:

    WELCOME TO NEW YORK CURTIS!!!!@!!!

  197. camilo Gerardo says:

    Called it!

  198. slappy white says:

    Granderson can really hit right handers

  199. Tank the Frank says:

    Lovely.

  200. Brent says:

    GRANGSTER

  201. danny says:

    WELCOME TO THE YANKEES!

  202. Alex S says:

    there’s another 39 where those came from. book it.

  203. Ojas says:

    i’m serious when i say this, and this shot gives me confidence… Granderson will hit 35 HR this year

  204. Ivan says:

    Thats is so Granderson…

  205. What was Sterling call for Grandy?

  206. For Lack of a More Creative Name... Alex says:

    That was beautiful.

  207. At this point ESPN is going to have to stop televising these Beckett games or they’re not going to be able to pretend he’s the most awesome pitcher ever.

    Also we clearly should have kept Damon.

  208. cjc says:

    damon who? yeah I went there

  209. Jake H says:

    I wonder if this will be the homer prone Beckett this year.

  210. camilo Gerardo says:

    gj turning the lineup over, Nicky

  211. WIlliam says:

    Wow, Nick really does look a lot skinnier.

  212. Cecala says:

    Is it safe to say everyone on this site JITP’d?

  213. T-Dubs says:

    Send Peske out to calm him down…

  214. bexarama says:

    Go deep Brett!!!

  215. Steve H says:

    The Sox are about to pull their contract offer for Beckett.

  216. hakeem "single celled organism" says:

    i heard that swing all the way in africa

  217. BG Grit counter: 1

  218. Brent says:

    So gritty.

  219. Hughesus Christo says:

    GGBG’d

  220. T-Dubs says:

    “He’s got some gumption about him.”

  221. Did Singleton REALLY just say “he’s got grit”?

  222. Orlando says:

    Granderson really can mash!!!!!

  223. Circular Lineup, FTW!

  224. A.D. says:

    BG, batting 1000

  225. WIlliam says:

    Mr.Grit gets a hit!

  226. Ivan says:

    Whats wrong Beckett? Can’t get the yankees out…

  227. base hit Gardner. 2 on with 2 outs.

  228. Steve H says:

    Nice to see the pitches piling up after the quick 1st.

  229. camilo Gerardo says:

    if Derek swings at 1st pitch this time, he has a hit

  230. Beckett’s clearly not into midseason form yet. Look at his douchebeard. It’s just an asshat beard so far. Too early.

  231. ShuutoHeat says:

    Man, this is the shiet.
    So bossux…where is that improved defense?

  232. Meat Loaf says:

    Brand new 52″ flatscreen to watch the Yankees on? $850.
    Pizza and Soda for night one? $25.
    My father yelling “HIP HIP!” from downstairs on the first runs of the season? Priceless.

  233. Jorge and C-Grand have matching perfect lines: 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000

  234. Steve H says:

    Brian Cashman will delay getting a new LF for one more at-bat.

    Sincerely,

    Sucka got no juice

  235. Manimal says:

    Don’t like what I’m seeing from jeter so far…

  236. Orlando says:

    Fastball in

  237. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Theo is genius..he didn’t get the sign on contract extension just because of this reason..he wanted to see how Beckett performed against Yankees.

  238. Poster says:

    What was Sterling’s home run call for Grandy? The Grandy man can, right? RIGHT?

  239. posada kissed the pesky pole!

  240. bexarama says:

    Sterling’s Granderson HR call: Curtis, you’re something sort of grandish.

    WHAT

  241. China Joe says:

    GREATEST CLUTCH PITCHER EVER! gets out of the jam with a clutch groundball. (the previous 4 hits don’t count, as they were not in clutch situations)

  242. Steve H says:

    Memo to Beckett. The new and improved defense only works if you keep the ball in the park.

  243. TheNebraskanYankee says:

    Pesky Pole, meet Jorge.

    Jorge, meet Pesky Pole.

    That’ll shut up those Mass-holes for awhile.

  244. Damn, I thought they were gonna get him at second.

  245. Andrew S says:

    I love the smell of homers off Beckett in the early evening.

  246. WIlliam says:

    Damn you Youkillis

  247. Steve H says:

    With a lefty on the mound, wouldn’t you have Lowell DH’ing?

  248. WIlliam says:

    Gotta love that throw by C-Grand.

  249. Ojas says:

    Joe Morgan, speaking about Youk not gripping the bat tightly, just said, “… so when he slides it down, he can get some hand action”

  250. I don’t like you as a person, but I respect you as a hitter, Youkilis.

    I also thank you for making fire and eventually venturing out from the caves and building mud-hut dwellings. Those were important steps in human evolution, so thank you.

  251. Orlando F. says:

    fuck big papi!!!!!

  252. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Let’s not walk Ortiz, CC.

  253. Chances that the Sox pick up Big Papi’s option this winter: -1,000%

  254. bexarama says:

    most clutch productive out EVER

  255. Pitch Beltre all outside, CC.

  256. Red Sox 5-6-7:
    Ortiz, Beltre, Drew

    What the Red Sox 5-6-7 should be:
    Drew, Beltre, Ortiz

  257. Alex S says:

    nice catch!

  258. bexarama says:

    was Beltre always this ugly or did the Red Sox rub off on him?

    WHAT A CATCH GRANDY!

  259. Nice catch, Curtis.

    I’ll trade the run for the out this early.

  260. Dela G says:

    since youk is on my fantasy team, i like when he produces…. when the sox are down 19

  261. Brent says:

    Holy crap, Granderson lookin’boss.

  262. Drew says:

    Helllloooooo Centerfielder!

  263. DCBX says:

    Damon who? Melky who? Grandy FTW!

  264. slappy white says:

    Papi showing good fundamentals moving the runner…..Twins/d, angel/d

  265. WIlliam says:

    At least the run was somewhat offset by Grandy’s leaping catch.

  266. Nice catch. This Granderson guy looks pretty good.

  267. A.D. says:

    Seemed oddly played by C-Grand

  268. YankeeScribe says:

    CC’s not looking sharp so far

  269. Andrew S says:

    beltre MIGHT save the sox this year… might.

  270. Orlando says:

    ok so we get that back

  271. Dela G says:

    lol doesnt jon miller understand that adrian beltre had to haveused steroids to hit 48 HRs…?

    • Andrew S says:

      jon miller doesn’t even know where he is right now

      • Tank the Frank says:

        Jon Miller: Do I know what I’m saying right now? No. Do I know where I am? No. But I’m here, and I’m going to give it my best shot.

    • Ojas says:

      i don’t think he does, even though, looking at his stats, it’s TOO obvious to miss

      no reason to think that a player who has a ridiculously anomalous season in a contract year took steroids, right? especially if he doesn’t even approach those numbers in subsequent seasons

    • A.D. says:

      The explanation at the time was that he hurt his ankle and therefore stayed back more or some bs

  272. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Siddown Nancy

  273. Accent Shallow says:

    JD Drew: clearly does not give a fuck.

  274. Dela G says:

    good recovery for ZZ again

  275. danny says:

    nastayyy

  276. slappy white says:

    Same ol JD

  277. JSquared says:

    Time to get back to plowing Beckett!

  278. charles poet says:

    Season greetings fans of the soon to be 28 time World Champion Yankees.

    Seems like forever waiting for this day, but now no more boring sportscenter covering that waste of a sport NBA.

  279. bexarama says:

    by my calculations the Yankees are on pace for 1458 home runs this year!

  280. Steve H says:

    Bring me the head of J.D. Drew.

    /unappreciative Sox fans everywhere

  281. Jake H says:

    Baseball being back just makes it seem as if everything is right with the world.

  282. slappy white says:

    my wife doing some kind of pilates move in front of the TV…..what the hell is wrong with this woman?

  283. I’m feeling an A-Bomb this inning.

  284. Ori M says:

    watching the game in israel, wish it was a YES broadcast instead of miller and boregan!

  285. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Granderson trade was by far the most underrated of the offseason. An all star center-fielder under 30 who’s a pretty good bet for 30-20? He could have a huge impact on the divison.

  286. Mike Cameron’s batting gloves = those (original TV show) Star Trek aliens, one of whom was played by Frank Gorshin (aka the Riddler on 60′s TV Batman)

    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Tre.....630098866X (safe)

  287. Wow, I thought that was a strike. Way to work it full, Nick.

  288. Accent Shallow says:

    OBP Jesus is risen!

  289. Drew says:

    Clog that shit!

  290. I’m gonna love seeing that about 100 more times this season.

  291. WIlliam says:

    The 1st Johnson walk, I’ve got chills.

  292. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Nick Johnson just terrorizes pitchers with his eye. Doesn’t even need a bat.

  293. Mike Axisa says:

    There goes NJ again, clogging up the bases.

  294. bexarama says:

    Base clogger.

  295. cjc says:

    oh boy beckett got robbed I’ll take it

  296. Ojas says:

    ah, the walk machine’s been activated

  297. Alex S says:

    OBP FTW

  298. charles poet says:

    Ahh the Joe Morgan dictionary in full effect tonight.

  299. Steve H says:

    The Yankees will not be successful this year, they are way too reliant on the HR.

    /Shit I read in 2009.

    • Jose says:

      I was just going to post this. The Red Sox play small ball with the SF. The right way to play the game.

  300. I’m loving the new graphics on YES. My favorite has to be the pitch count. Beckett’s already up to 43 pitches in the 3rd inning.

  301. Nick Johnson’s greatest contribution to the 2010 Yankees? More high socks.

  302. Dela G says:

    i am loving this version of beckett

  303. bexarama says:

    Teixeira is extremely good-looking but his face when he bats is so very weird

  304. Alright, Alex. Pick Tex up and make me look good. Let’s go!

  305. Drew says:

    Booo! unclutch

  306. WIlliam says:

    Arod is soooo unclutch.

  307. V says:

    At this pace, Beckett’s only got 3 innings left.

  308. Dela G says:

    good job by the yankees though. making beckett work

  309. bexarama says:

    dalelama just JIHP’d

  310. Steve H says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO A-Rod. (Good thing it’s not a home game)

  311. We have to dump this unclutch asshole. He’s hitless in his first two ABs!

  312. Steve H says:

    I’ve won 10 straight weeks in my fantasy basketball league. Now in the 2nd round of playoffs (I had a bye) I’m about to lose. Fuck.

    • Sucks to be you.

      /waits for retort that is shark related

    • V says:

      That’s what I ALWAYS do in fantasy baseball. Man, 2008 season, my team was STACKED. I absolutely dominated my H2H. First playoff period (two weeks), I got pwned.

    • Dela G says:

      one guy in my league went undefeated (20-0) in basketball during the regular season, and got destroyed in the first round of the playoffs by the 6 seed

  313. slappy white says:

    maybe we need to get Arod and Kate back together

  314. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Bring back Cody Ransom.

  315. bexarama says:

    Brett Gardner grit count: 2

  316. Drew says:

    Grit count= 2

  317. Kim Jones: “[Gardner is] gritty.”

  318. Grittiness is not a reason that Brett Gardner is in the Major Leagues. He is in the Major Leagues because he is a good defender and had a solid minor league OBP.

  319. Jake H says:

    Did CC switch shoes?

  320. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Bullshit

  321. V says:

    WTF. That was payback for the strike to JD Drew, I can only assume.

  322. bexarama says:

    oh I see a classy gay joke by Red Sox fans on Twitter about A-Rod

  323. Heidi Watney’s like “Bitch get out of my way.”

  324. whozat says:

    Doesn’t Cameron actually walk a fair bit? His OBP is respectable despite his mediocre AVG, right?

  325. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Jon Miller- adding Spanish inflection to the name of every Hispanic player since 1973.

  326. Mike Axisa says:

    CC changed his cleats!

  327. Orlando says:

    LeBron’s in the house!!!

  328. Steve H says:

    White Red Sox fans are stunned that Mike Cameron has not yet attempted to steal.

  329. Accent Shallow says:

    His Rodness!

  330. Drew says:

    HAhA! CENTAUR BITCHES

  331. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    CENTWAR

  332. Jose says:

    That doesn’t make up for the DP. He is still cut.

  333. Wait, LeBron and Dr. Dre? At Fenway?

    And Dre’s a Red Sox fan? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

  334. Dela G says:

    wow i thought cameron was safe… haha nice

  335. WIlliam says:

    We got fuckin’ defense too bitches.

  336. Alex S says:

    heads up play by A-rod

  337. Brent says:

    Double penetration.

    What?

  338. Only a centaur makes THAT play.

  339. SICK double play. I fucking love A-Rod’s arm.

    Cameron may have been safe. Okay he was safe. Bad call.

  340. Mike Axisa says:

    Mike Cameron doesn’t have his head in the game.

    /B.J. Upton’d

  341. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Looked safe, but whatever.

  342. bexarama says:

    terrible call but I’ll take it. A-Rod is still DFA’d however.

  343. Hummingbird S. says:

    Alex erases the runner that shouldn’t even be there.

  344. slappy white says:

    Cameron= good defense, poor baserunning

  345. Dela G says:

    i love how jon miller said that “cameron runs well” right before that double play

  346. Orlando says:

    Angel Hernandez is in mid season form…..hahahah!!!

  347. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I missed it. How far did the home runs go?

  348. I know Kay is attempting to be humorous but seriously, Michael, STFU.

  349. Wait a minute. A-Rod is 0-2 but makes a great heads up defensive play? Shouldn’t he be a Red Sock?

  350. Umps in postseason form.

  351. Jake H says:

    CC just looks mechanically slightly off.

  352. bexarama says:

    Posada/Cano is still my favorite blown call ever

  353. Orlando says:

    attaboy Kate!!!

  354. I love how Kenny and Al just acted like there is no possible way to make replay go quickly. There totally is.

  355. Manimal says:

    what is the new threshold for a new game thread? 1000 comments?

  356. Ugh. “The Human Element”.

    Go fuck yourself, idiots. Umpires blowing calls is not a good, integral, awesome part of the game that should be preserved.

  357. Steve H says:

    I need Gallinari to out-FG% Drew Gooden. Shit.

  358. Steve H says:

    Ryan Westmoreland is at the game in Theo’s box. Good news.

  359. Billy Martin and Yogi Berra. Easy, easy trivia.

  360. Mike Axisa says:

    Yogi and Piniella for the trivia?

  361. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    hahahaha tacoby

  362. Drew says:

    Poppycock!!

    Cano ftmfw

  363. Cameron’s defense >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ellsbury’s defense

  364. Steve H says:

    Guess Ellsbury can’t play LF either.

  365. Jacoby’s jumping skills are clearly not as good as Granderson’s.

  366. If he wasn’t so lazy, Cano’s on 3rd.

  367. bexarama says:

    that could have been a triple if he wasn’t so lazy

    also Ellsbury’s UZR is now -52

  368. Mike Axisa says:

    Ellsbury with the defense!

  369. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    That’s poppycock, Michael Kay.

  370. WIlliam says:

    I actually like what Kay is saying now, It’s a rarity.

  371. Dela G says:

    god i love ellsbury’s defense…

  372. Steve H says:

    keithlaw

    1. Because Eazy-E was a Yankee fan. RT @itstobs it’s reasonable to ask why on earth dr. dre is a red sox fan, right?

  373. Brad Toughy says:

    Figures that Cano’s first hit comes on a lazy fly ball.

  374. Steve H says:

    Small ball FTW.

  375. T-Dubs says:

    Al Leiter sounds so old.

  376. WIlliam says:

    Canoooooo

  377. charles poet says:

    good situational hitting.

  378. Jake H says:

    How many pitches has Beckett thrown?

  379. Leiter: “It’s not always indicative of the performance of the blah blah blah…”

    No, Al. You’re a moron. That’s not what makes baseball awesome. What makes baseball awesome is BASEBALL. Not blown calls. Not ump/manager arguments.

    BASEBALL.

    I can’t believe that Kay is the smartest man of the three-man booth on this “human element” issue, but he is..

  380. whozat says:

    Well, that wasn’t in the strike zone really at all.

  381. Damn. I’m surprised they played the IF in this early. Oh well.

    Big hit now, Swish.

  382. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Damnit.

  383. bexarama says:

    now umpires can be “clutch”? o_O

  384. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Seriously Hershiser and Morgan? seriously? They both just killed Granderson for failing to get a runner in. Morgan-”he struck out alot last year…he has to concentrate more and get the ball in play.” WHAT???

  385. Ken Singleton with a Red Herring: no one has ever suggested reviewing every pitch.

  386. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Al Leiter just left the box to get his boxing gloves.

  387. Accent Shallow says:

    Beckett’s breaking ball looks like dogshit.

    Love it.

  388. V says:

    Oh look, Al and Singleton add the false dilemma arguments. :headsmack:

  389. jimmy says:

    Houk and Martin

  390. Damn, good rip by Swish on a nice pitch by Beckett. Now turn one around, Nick.

  391. WIlliam says:

    Singleton and Leiter are really pissing me off right now.

  392. V says:

    Nick Swisher with the 3-2 walk, rofl.

  393. Jake H says:

    This is what is going to happen to Gardner all season.

  394. WIlliam says:

    Nick walks. Nicks are very good walkers.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

      Yeah if I had to make any bet on baseball this year, I would bet that the Yankees lead the league in walks by Nicks.

  395. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Does Swisher’s stance seem very different? Is that the new one he adopted in the WS?

  396. V says:

    I have to say… I love that the Yankees have turned the lineup around twice in 4 innings against Beckett.

  397. See? That’s the shit Gardner’s gotta swing at. He’s likely not going to see a pitch better than that in this AB and no that he’s down 0-1, it’s unlikely he’ll work a walk.

  398. WIlliam says:

    Uhg, if we loose by a small margin, and Brett gets out, I can imagine what people will say.

  399. Tank the Frank says:

    Things I thought I’d never see: Jason Varitek and Pedro Martinez embracing to “In The Air Tonight.”

  400. Mike Axisa says:

    Bunt Brett bunt!

  401. charles poet says:

    MLB At Bat is pretty cool this year.

  402. Wasn’t that location just called a ball against Swisher?

  403. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Oh come on West

  404. Mister Delaware says:

    Joe West has missed more pitches this PA than he’s gotten right.

  405. Poster says:

    Hold on, I missed the part when people suggested that we get rid of the players and play video games instead. I never heard them mention that, but apparently Leiter did.

  406. Steve H says:

    Is this going to be Beckett’s first K?

  407. V says:

    And now, Gardner swings at ball 4. Rofl.

  408. bexarama says:

    it’s only the FOURTH INNING omg.

  409. That shot made Randy Winn look like a skinny version of Dwayne Johnson.

  410. Vinny the Bull says:

    Grit!

  411. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Gardner!

  412. JobaWockeeZ says:

    HOLY SHIT GARDNER DID SOMETHING.

  413. charles poet says:

    Yankees need a LF.

  414. Tank the Frank says:

    Yeeeeeaaaaash

  415. Dela G says:

    gardner with an epic at-bat

  416. Drew says:

    Gardy and yesmichaelkay ftmfw!!

  417. T-Dubs says:

    Boom! Roasted!

  418. Accent Shallow says:

    My Gardner hate is melting away.

    Or that’s the beer talking. Hmmm.

  419. whozat says:

    BRETT!!

  420. WIlliam says:

    Fuuuuuuck yeahhhhh

  421. DCBX says:

    but can Gardner get on base? :D

  422. Mike Axisa says:

    Brett Gardner FTW.

  423. Steve H says:

    Brian Cashman just put down the red “trade phone”

    /Sucka Got No Juice’d

  424. Mr.Jigginz says:

    G-R-I-T.

  425. Hughesus Christo says:

    GGBG!

  426. ROBTEN says:

    Wow, that actually was a gritty at bat!

  427. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Beckett getting pissed. Not our fault your bad today.

  428. WIlliam says:

    Did someone just give the finger in the stands behind home plate?

  429. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    grit on display….our white fast CF turned LF is better than yours..

  430. Dela G says:

    beckett looks like trash through 3 2/3

  431. bexarama says:

    but teh left side of the infield defense!!!

  432. Alex S says:

    I’m loving this

  433. Tank the Frank says:

    Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaash!

  434. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    There we go Derek.

  435. Vinny the Bull says:

    Pour it on, baby.

  436. kaka says:

    yipeeee

  437. Accent Shallow says:

    Jeter has hit three balls in the same spot this evening.

  438. Dela G says:

    jeterian

    past that vaunted red sox d

  439. Drew says:

    Grit with the quickness!

  440. T-Dubs says:

    Gardner is fucking fast. Love it.

  441. Jose says:

    1st to 3rd baserunning. Awesome.

  442. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I fucking love this team.

  443. Mike Axisa says:

    Third grounder to short for Jeter tonight.

  444. Doug says:

    Pasta diving Scutaro!

  445. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    And past a diving Je- Scutaro

  446. WIlliam says:

    Guess Jeter’s off the to-be-DFA’d list. A-rod and Tex are still on the block though.

  447. danny says:

    great at bat. RAB should def have a grit count! haha

    btw spillover thread soon? my computer is freaking out lol

  448. V says:

    And I love 1st-to-3rd by GGBG.

  449. Pasta diving Scutaro!

  450. Andrew S says:

    Brett Gardner=Johnny Damon 2.0?

    • whozat says:

      He’ll never have the power. Johnny Damon has authored a legit hall-of-the-very-good career.

  451. Alex S says:

    i want to see Nick work a 10 pitch walk right now

  452. Jim S says:

    I can’t believe Gardner got to 3rd on that. Holy yeesh he’s fast.

  453. Drew says:

    That’s the second time Gardy slid into the bag ugly like that.

  454. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Seriously, Beckett is reallly wishing he had that contract signed already

  455. Hughesus Christo says:

    He tried to throw Gardner out at third! Foolish!

  456. jimmy says:

    Ken Singleton: Gardner’s leading the American League in batting. Cool.

  457. bexarama says:

    OMG PLEASE BRING IN SCHOENCANTSPELLTHERESTOFHISNAME Sox!!!

  458. Alex S says:

    “Nick don’t do that”
    haha Singy sounded worried

  459. My mother waited on Schoenweis and his late wife when they lived here last year. He fits the Red Sox mold as he is apparently a mega-douche.

  460. dkidd says:

    steal home, grit

  461. WIlliam says:

    I agree, Nick don’t do that.

  462. Drew says:

    WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  463. Vinny the Bull says:

    SCORE.

  464. WIlliam says:

    Steal of home!

  465. T-Dubs says:

    Girardi > Francona

  466. kaka says:

    ahahhahahahahaha

  467. Alex S says:

    woah that was fancy

  468. Nick L says:

    wow, that was sick

  469. ROBTEN says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  470. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Good god this is beautiful

  471. Dela G says:

    GRIT GUTNER!!

    FUCK YES!

  472. Accent Shallow says:

    Who wanted the steal of home?! There it is!

  473. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Double steal!

  474. Brent says:

    What the hell is this?

  475. danny says:

    GRIT I FUCKING LOVE YOU!!!!!

  476. charles poet says:

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

    God if the Yankees only had speed on the bases.

  477. AND THIS YEAR IT’S GARDNER!!!

  478. Mr.Jigginz says:

    LOVING THIS!!!!!!!!!

  479. Hughesus Christo says:

    GGBG’d again. MVP.

  480. Holy SHIT. How did that work?! That barely works in Little League! Wow!

  481. bexarama says:

    omg i’m drunk did that really just happen?

  482. A.D. says:

    Redic, the gritster

  483. JeffB says:

    OOOOH!!!

  484. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    hol shit….

  485. JobaWockeeZ says:

    HOLY SHIT I LOVE BRETT GARDNER!!!!

    Suck it Bellsbury.

  486. Taintstick says:

    THIS IS HOW WE ROLL MOTHERFUCKERS!

  487. Payback for last season!

  488. Doug says:

    OMG DBL STEAL OF HOME YAHHHHHHHHH

  489. Tank the Frank says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  490. Tank the Frank says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  491. Mike Axisa says:

    You just got SCHOOLED.

  492. That was kick ass.

  493. Poster says:

    Poetic justice FTW.

  494. Andrew S says:

    whatwhatwhat!

    play of the season right there! viva la brett!

  495. Payback!!

    Home Stolen!!

  496. slappy white says:

    TRICKY FUCKIN YANKEES

  497. JeffB says:

    OOOOH!!!
    Great RS defense!

  498. Dela G says:

    what a great fucking inning

  499. Alex S says:

    that K on johnson was super anti-climactic

  500. BigBlueAL says:

    The Yankees have all kinds of balls!!!! Big Balls, Small Balls you name it!!

  501. kaka says:

    Gardner 2-2 RBI, SB

  502. Mister Delaware says:

    /Little league’d

  503. ROBTEN says:

    Release the Kraken!

  504. I LOVED how Gardner stole home!