Game 28: You again


Didn’t the Yankees just play a series in Fenway? I hate these games, they’re always so drawn out and overmedia’d, it takes the joy out of baseball. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s FOX broadcast and Sunday’s ESPN broadcast. At least now they won’t have to play in that place again until the final series of the year.

The Red Sox probably feel pretty good about themselves, since they just beat down on the wimpy Angels for four games and have their Opening Day starter on the mound. For the Yankees … meh, it’s another series. They’ve got nothing to prove. Here’s tonight’s lineup…

Jeter, SS
Johnson, DH
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Gardner, CF
Cervelli, C
Winn, LF

And on the mound, St Phil.

If you’ve missed all today’s roster news, then make sure you check this out. Nothing major, just a little furniture being rearranged. First pitch is at 7:05pm ET, and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Photo Credit Winslow Townson, AP

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Dela G says:

    i’m so happy that i finally have free time for the first time in 4 months, as i took my last (well hopefully, anyways) of the CPA exams wednesday!

    anyways, go yanks!

    • TheLastClown says:

      Congratumalations sir!

    • Mike HC says:

      congrats. I got one more final on monday, then straight into studying for the bar. So tonight I’m treating like my last night on earth (and I have to get some RAB commenting in before I get incoherent and see you all back here at like 4.

    • SouthernYankeeFan says:

      Nice i take the first part on the 26th

  2. Dela G says:

    granderson is back??

  3. Mike HC says:

    Ha, nice caption. Sneaky.

  4. pete says:

    If CC/AJ/Andy/Phil were pitching like Beckett has been this year, ESPN would be all over it. Yet somehow they still seem to think Beckett is an ace. I don’t really think he’s that different from Burnett, other than the fact that when he gets crushed its on hits and hrs, whereas when AJ gets crushed its usually the result of walks.

    • Mike HC says:

      Yea, I tend to agree. He is not much better than AJ if at all, but maybe we are not giving AJ enough credit if you know what I mean.

  5. Dr Van Nostrand says:

    This pregame line from Chad is awesome:

    Alex Rodriguez has heard about the latest Dallas Braden rant, but he doesn’t seem to be taking the bait. “I really don’t want to extend his extra 15 minutes of fame,” Rodriguez said

    • Mike HC says:

      Um, that sounds like he took the bait to me.

      As Pedro would say, “Hoo, Hoo are you Karim Garcia.”

  6. ultimate913 says:

    Mission for series: come out completely healthy and perhaps get the regression that is due for a few people out of the way

  7. Double G. says:

    Lol @ “its a christmas miracle” I was like, Granderson’s back? “No, surely not, no” Nothing to prove tonight but St.Phil’s continued dominance!

  8. Pat D says:

    Kinda glad I’m at work and won’t see this game beyond following it on my phone. Like Mike said, these games do seem to be pretty joyless and I don’t have to look at Fenway, so that’s a good thing.

  9. A.D. says:

    Gotta love that bottom of the lineup

  10. pete says:


    un-fricking real. If you don’t like baseball, don’t watch it, but I’d rather people play it well than play it this guy’s way.

    • Hangoverologist says:

      SI actually lets writers publish such utter bullshit like this? Unbelievable.

    • bexarama says:

      th-that can’t be real.

    • Marcus says:

      Frank Deford used to (probably still does) make commentaries on NPR in the mornings about sports. Every one of them was some inane perspective just like that article. I’m not a big fan of reading laments. You’re old, and I’m sure childhood was much more fun and less achy and you could see better, but the most cliche thing a sports writer can do is talk about how things were so much better back in the day.

      But here’s the thing: Is “working the count” really a new concept? Is this like a bank-shot criticism of today’s “stats obsession”, based on nothing?

      To me, there is not much better than a 11-pitch at bat that ends in a HR (or a K if the Yanks are pitching).

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Isn’t Frank Deford supposed to be smart? Guess not.

  11. Mike HC says:

    I have to say that Ciroc is by far my favorite vodka, price notwithstanding.

    I am always looking for new alcohol though, ha. I got into Modelo Mexican Beer from asking for suggestions here last time, so, anybody have any vodka suggestions?

  12. Cecala says:

    Over/Under 5 SB against Varitek.

    I say over.

  13. Hey ZZ says:

    Phil is going to dominate this lineup tonight. You heard it here, maybe first?

    Youk is the only guy he has to worry about. Keep Drew off base in front of him and it won’t be a problem.

    With all these RH hitters this is a great lineup for Phil.

    /boldish prediction?

  14. baravelli says:

    I think I can feel myself start to shift out of my “it’s just the beginning of the season, all the stats are new, everything is fresh” mode. I like that mode, maybe I can hang onto it for another week or so…

    • Mike HC says:

      yea, I know what you mean. But with the team dropping like flies, it feels like midseason already.

  15. bexarama says:

    the Yankees don’t have “gritty moments” Michael Kay, don’t be silly.

  16. Drew says:

    I understand all the media BS leading up to and during these games are super annoying, but.. I wouldn’t say “it takes the joy out of baseball.” I still enjoy these games very much, even if I have to put up with Buck and Mccarver or Miller and Morgan.

  17. WIlliam says:

    Nice overdramatic intro.

  18. WIlliam says:

    So, any theories why A-rod is on such a prolonged slump? Is it his minor injury, or just bad luck>

    • WIlliam says:


    • Mike HC says:

      My completely out of my ass, no evidence theory, is that he is taking time getting into top baseball shape this year. He seemed especially thin to me in Spring Training and I just think he enjoyed the offseason this year coming off the WS. He will pick it back up before May is over.

    • Hangoverologist says:

      Probably bad luck. For a short period, he was smoking balls, but right at people. From a numerical standpoint:

      A-Rod’s career BABIP: .321
      A-Rod’s current BABIP: .274

  19. Dela G says:

    i really wish these games were played on monday-wednesday slots, so the annoying fox and espn crews would stay the hell away

  20. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just another series? Hell this series will kill the morale of their team which is in a rift and the hearts of their fans if the Yankees sweep. That’d be awesome. Tough winning the series should suffice.

  21. WIlliam says:

    How do you have a 631 era in 5 appearances and no losses?

  22. bexarama says:

    YES should have shown us angry Andy Pettitte.

    Let’s get it done, HUUUUUUUUUUghes.

  23. JobaWockeeZ says:

    OMG that changeup is used < 5 times a game. He didn't win the competition because of that.


  24. JobaWockeeZ says:

    VMART is sitting! V-Tek is starting! Thank you!

  25. bexarama says:

    Alert!!!! YES Network has just mentioned Beckett doesn’t fare so well against the Yankees!!!!

  26. WIlliam says:

    Don’t be ridiculous, NEvclam Chowder is exponentialy greater than Manhattan chowder.

  27. baravelli says:

    Does anyone else think that there’s something funny-looking about the way Becket stands on the rubber, like it’s weirdly pigeon-toed and flat and his pants fit his butt oddly? Right?

  28. WIlliam says:

    Damn, don’t strike out Jete.

  29. WIlliam says:

    Did you know Beckett pitches better with Varitek? DId you hear?

  30. WIlliam says:


  31. Hangoverologist says:

    Tex blasts one over the monster… in the fifth inning.

  32. WIlliam says:

    Fuck, don’t make him look good.

  33. Dela G says:

    damn beckett looked damn good

  34. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh look a fluke midget MVP is up.

  35. Roberto says:

    Hughes dialin it up to 95 five times in a row to start the game…nice

  36. JimmieFoxx says:

    Anybody remember the last time a Yankee/Red Sox series was not played over a weekend?

  37. Steve H says:

    I saw the vodka conversation above and had to ask, has anyone had Costco’s store brand vodka? It’s ridiculously good, and obviously well priced (but not cheap).

  38. Steve H says:

    I figured out why Cano is having such a good season. He’s channeling Larry Bowa through Bowa’s nephew Nick Johnson.

  39. Hangoverologist says:

    lol at the bird chilling out around the third base line.

    • bexarama says:

      did you see the game from last year where the guy had a walk-off in I think Cleveland and it hit this huge flock of birds? (Cleveland’s a weird place)

      • Hangoverologist says:

        I saw it on a highlight reel over the summer. That was crazy. I remember laughing so hard when I saw that.

  40. baravelli says:

    Ooh! Ooh! Did anybody else see YES’ pitch counter get off track just there?!

    • baravelli says:

      They mistakenly counted Hughes’ second pitch to Drew as the second strike, and then to fix it they added a ball, which made the pitch counter go up one, and then they subtracted the second strike from the count, but the overall pitch counter didn’t go down with it.

  41. Dela G says:

    great play swish

  42. Hangoverologist says:

    Sweet Jesus I thought Drew hit that one out.

  43. WIlliam says:

    1-2-3, though not as clean as Beckett’s.

  44. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh shut up Red Sox fans. That wasn’t close to being out. But in other news….


  45. Dela G says:

    i bet the second time through, they get to beckett

  46. Hangoverologist says:

    Did anybody else notice the kid in the Angels hat in the seats?

  47. baravelli says:

    Stepping out of the box?!?! Embarrassing!

  48. WIlliam says:



  49. Dela G says:

    man beckett is dealin

  50. WIlliam says:

    Damn, he’s looking sharp. At least Robbie worked the count.

  51. Drew says:

    Beckett’s four seamer is crispy early.

  52. Hummingbird S. says:

    Beckett looks sharp tonight, not good.

  53. Alex S says:

    When is this Joe West crap gonna go away?

  54. charles poet says:

    Ok boys: “Now, look, I really don’t want to extend Becketts extra 15 minutes of fame.” get some hits

  55. Alex S says:

    Damn Beckett is sharp tonight

  56. Dela G says:

    my goodness

  57. WIlliam says:

    Fuuuuuck, he’s looking great.

  58. bexarama says:

    Oof Beckett looks good. ‘Tis early though.

  59. Hangoverologist says:

    Beckett is dealing: 5 Ks and no baserunners so far. That will change on the second go-around.

  60. Mike Axisa says:

    Relax, it’s been two innings. They’ll get him the second or third time through the order.

  61. Jose says:

    Now is this poll question assuming Buccholz going into the bullpen?

  62. Andy_C_23 says:

    More annoying: Joe West’s comments or Dallas Braden’s?

  63. baravelli says:

    Oh, no wonder Youkilis has such a good batting eye! He left that perfect game early when he was a kid!

  64. Mike Axisa says:

    Why bother throwing a curve to Ortiz? He can’t catch up to a good fastball, don’t even give him a chance.

  65. WIlliam says:

    1st k of the night.

  66. baravelli says:

    Man, throwing that high heat past Ortiz was like taking candy from a baby.

  67. Dela G says:

    damn ortiz in 2006 would’ve murdered that fastball

  68. charles poet says:

    Hughes>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ortiz (you are my bitch)

  69. WIlliam says:

    Can someone please explain why Ortiz is in as DH instead of V-Mart.

  70. Steve H says:

    So Peter Gammons said on the radio today that there is a good debate about who is better between Gardner and Ellsbury.

    As you can imagine, there are 1237 tiny pieces of my head scattered about my office.

  71. Hangoverologist says:

    Nice play by Hughes.

  72. Dela G says:

    great play by phil

  73. WIlliam says:

    Niiice recovery. See, Hughes can field, unlike another baserunner just called out who I won’t name.

  74. Me: “Man, I’m glad he didn’t drop th…..AAAAHHHHHHH…..ohhh. Thank you”

  75. baravelli says:

    I guess that’s why Tex never tosses to the pitcher if he can help it.

  76. Mike Axisa says:

    If Beltre would have bothered to run hard, he probably would have been safe.

    Also, they should play the Price is Right loser horn whenever Ortiz makes an out.

  77. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A baserunner would be nice.

  78. charles poet says:

    anyone picking up on becketts pattern? seems to start everyone out with a fastball and then follows a 2 strike curve with a fastball. Or did I miss something?

  79. Dela G says:

    man ike davis is straight rakin for the mets

    he just hit a homer

  80. WIlliam says:

    Man, in Gardner terms that ball was absolutely crushed.

  81. baravelli says:

    Cervelli breaks up the perfecto.

  82. Sheepmeister says:

    I have to listen to the XM broadcast which is always the home team. I don’t know how much I can take, they have said at least 3 times/inning that beckett’s breaking ball looks good.

  83. WIlliam says:

    You’ve been Cerve’d

  84. Dela G says:


  85. Hangoverologist says:

    Yay a baserunner.

  86. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Nice Cervelli

  87. What a scrappy dive by Pedroia. Missed it by thiiiiisssss much.

  88. JobaWockeeZ says:

    The gods love Cervelli. He deserves it with the beanings and all.

  89. Mike Axisa says:

    Cervelli made one hell of a sacrifice to the BABIP gods. He couldn’t have rolled that better.

  90. baravelli says:

    Now, would Cervelli think about running? He’s not slow…

    • WIlliam says:

      Of course. He’s actually a pretty fast runner. Any decent runner will think about running off of the Sox at this point.

      • Jose says:

        He is fast for a catcher. He isn’t fast by any stretch of the imagination. He has 4 CS and 4 SB in the minors. 0 SB in the majors and 3 CS. Why send him this early?

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          Because Varitek sucks. That’s the only reason why I would send people facing him.

          • Jose says:

            Don’t get me wrong, Varitek has problems throwing out runners for sure. I just think you shouldn’t be sending your catcher to try and steal when he is your first baserunner of the night. I wouldn’t have hated the attempt, it just isn’t my preference.

        • WIlliam says:

          Really? Kay was going on a few games ago about teh Cerve’s speed. I believe you though.

          • Jose says:

            I was wrong on the stats. He has 5 SB and 5 CS in the minors. Sorry about that. Baseball cube has his scouting report with a speed rated at 22. Ouch.

  91. Mike Axisa says:

    Beckett’s stuff really falls off when he’s out of the stretch.

  92. Dela G says:

    regardless of the outcome, this is a great at-bat for winn

  93. Someone’s stealing secconnnndddd.

  94. Hangoverologist says:

    Winn will go for second here.

  95. charles poet says:

    Jeter rbi double

  96. Dela G says:

    what the hell is beckett doing?? pitch the damn ball

  97. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ugh. I think everything Jete swung at was way out of the zone.

  98. WIlliam says:

    Come o Jete, and why wasn’t Winn looking to steal?

  99. V says:

    Jeter is starting to piss me off. Even when he’s hitting, I’d REALLY like him to take a ball now and again.

  100. Hummingbird S. says:

    Jeter looks bad. He’s swinging at pitches way out of the zone.

  101. Mike Axisa says:

    Derek Jeter is on pace for 30 walks this season.

  102. Raf says:

    dont usually see two bad ABs from Jeter to start a game

  103. Camilo Gerardo says:

    nice hoook, phil!

  104. Joe West's Music Career says:

    The only thing in baseball I hate more than Beckett and his Douchebag goatee is Papelbon’s Douchebag face.

    The dead squirrel is third.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I’m putting Dallas Braden on that list now. Probably number one. I hate him so damn much. Talk about being more of a baby than Youk. Which before the incident thought was impossible.

      • Joe West's Music Career says:

        I don’t hate him, I’d just like to see him get accidently tazed on the field.

  105. Kevin says:

    I think the fact that our captain bats lead-off and theirs bats 8th (if he even plays) says a lot about these two teams.

  106. Drew says:

    Fuck. I have tickets to next Sunday’s game vs the Twins and Javy is pitching.

  107. Mike Axisa says:

    Crap. Montero might have gotten hurt. Pulled in the 3rd after running out a ground ball.

  108. WIlliam says:

    Kay just took the words out of my mouth. He actually said something intelligent.

    :: Head Explodes ::

  109. Mike Axisa says:

    Good grief, you can’t walk Jason Varitek.

  110. WIlliam says:

    Noooooo, teh perfect game!!!!!

  111. Dela G says:

    walking varitek???


  112. bexarama says:

    I truly hope Joe Girardi didn’t actually make the decision to pitch Javy first in interleague because he’s a good hitter o_O

  113. Hummingbird S. says:

    Ridiculous strike zone. That was a strike.

  114. Walking Varitek? Just…what?

  115. WIlliam says:

    2 k’s

  116. Dela G says:

    that curve was filth!

  117. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Barely missed so no not really a gracious call. Missed by half an inch.

  118. whozat says:

    Everything from Hughes is up tonight….

  119. WIlliam says:

    3 k’s!!

  120. Dela G says:

    great K

  121. Mike Axisa says:

    Phil Hughes can marry my yet to be born daughter.

  122. Oh crap, Montero is hurt?

  123. Reggie C. says:

    Sweet location!

    Hughes looked good out the stretch. I’m feeling confident Hughes can go deep into the game.

  124. Raf says:

    man Gameday had him at 96mph those last two FBs. nasty velocity and location

  125. damn yanks says:


  126. AJ says:

    Lol what a question.

  127. charles poet says:

    Nick is still not hitting… ugh!

  128. baravelli says:

    Don’t look now, but all of the outfielders in our lineup tonight have uniform numbers that are consecutive multiples of 11.

  129. V says:

    Nick Johnson. Why. Are. You. Grounding Out. On the first pitch?!?!?!?!

    This team has NO PLAN against Beckett. They’re just hacking.

    • bexarama says:

      …I’m pretty sure they have a plan. Not sure they’re executing it so well, but I’m pretty sure they have one, dude.

    • Reggie C. says:

      Completely inexcusable. Why NJ didn’t take a pitch is a mystery that i hope angers Joe G. to get in NJ’s face.

      Good BB by Teix.

    • Drew says:

      That pitch was at the belt and over the middle. If he doesn’t swing there, when does he swing? It’s not like Beckett has been making a ton of mistakes.

  130. bexarama says:

    hmm I have no idea of the answer to this question. Anyone? (Three WSes with two different teams.)

  131. Hangoverologist says:

    Answer to the trivia question: Curt Schilling (01 with the Dbacks and 04 and 07 with the Sox).

  132. AJ says:

    Babe Ruth?

  133. charles poet says:

    Tex still looks uncomfortable at the plate

  134. Hummingbird S. says:

    Why are they swinging at the first pitch when that pitch isn’t even on the strike zone.

  135. damn yanks says:

    Beckett is looking great…. its gonna be a bullpen game

  136. Dela G says:

    the answer is babe ruth? thats who i think

  137. Sheepmeister says:

    Is it bad when Randy Winn had the best at bat of the night.

  138. Dela G says:

    great job by tex

  139. Drew says:

    Made an executive decision to start Barajas against Sanchez because he’s a lefty. He’s repaid me with a homer. Woot.

  140. Dela G says:


  141. Hangoverologist says:

    Rally! Three run jack from Robbie!

  142. Reggie C. says:

    Time for Cano to abuse that Green Monster.

  143. baravelli says:

    Leiter’s having a good game, but my god, does it annoy me when he constantly peppers everything he says with “also too.”

  144. Dela G says:

    damn cano! :/

  145. Hummingbird S. says:

    awful AB by Cano

  146. Reggie C. says:

    Beckett’s FB is lethal when located. Not many guys have plate coverage to foul off that pitch. Cano’s swing looked short and that FB tailed towards the outside lower corner. No. Chance.

  147. charles poet says:

    curve ball coming next

  148. Jose says:

    cano average continues to plummet ! awful!

  149. FIPster Doofus says:


  150. Reggie C. says:

    KABOOM !!!

  151. Kristen says:


  152. Raf says:

    nick the stick baby

  153. Dela G says:


  154. Hangoverologist says:

    ROAD SWISH!!!!!!

  155. A home run by Nick Swisher!

  156. charles poet says:

    Fuck you and your curve ball Biaaaaaaaaach!

  157. Drew says:

    Swish in freak mode.

  158. bexarama says:

    Totally thought that was an easily-catchable fly ball. Woooo Swish!

  159. whozat says:


  160. Joe West's Music Career says:

    Brian Cashman got that guy for Wilson Betemit.

    True story.

  161. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Swishalicious def def def

  162. Mike Axisa says:

    That t’was a hanger.

  163. Hummingbird S. says:

    wow, what a shot… great Ab

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

      So if I get you straight- when a player strikes out it’s an “awful AB,” and when they hit 3 run homer it’s a “great AB”? Noted.

  164. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Human beckett’s back.

  165. FIPster Doofus says:

    Gotta steal here.

  166. Dela G says:

    and the machine is awaken

  167. Reggie C. says:

    Beckett’s curve just got flat right there. Easily worst pitch of the night he’s thrown. Beckett’s still locating the FB so tagging on more runs is no easy task.

    RUN Gardner RUN!

  168. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    love it gardner

  169. Drew says:

    If Gardner doesn’t go, I’m startin’ a fight.

    /my new haircut’d

  170. Someone’s stealing seccooonnddd.

  171. V says:

    Wow, gotta love the crushed to DEEP center.

  172. Name brand superstar pitcher!

  173. Raf says:

    whoa now

  174. V says:

    Ok. I want Pedroia hit for that.

  175. FIPster Doofus says:

    u mad Beckett?

  176. Dela G says:

    really, beckett??

    what a loser

  177. charles poet says:

    Hughes needs to retaliate….

  178. Hall and Nokes says:

    Cervelli needs to wink at him.

  179. whozat says:

    Hey, ump…if the pitcher ain’t gonna throw the pitch, call a ball!

    Beckett is one of the biggest assholes in the game. He’s holding the ball for days, and he gets mad at the BATTER for stepping out? Really?

    • baravelli says:

      That rule only applies with the bases empty. With a runner on base, the pitchers is allowed to step off and on all he wants. That said, Beckett’s a douche.

      • whozat says:

        I stand corrected. But I still hate Beckett. Remember when he threw at Abreu’s head last year, and then yelled at him as he walked to first?

        • bexarama says:

          Yep. That was a game after the Angels had paid tribute to Nick Adenhart, and supposedly he was talking shit about him when they had a bit of a mini-brawl. What a douchebag. It’s the only time I ever felt for the Angels.

  180. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Gardner you can CRAWL to second. Go!

  181. mike c says:


  182. Raf says:

    3 pitches, no steal. cmon Gardner get going.

  183. Hummingbird S. says:

    what is gardner waiting for??

  184. Drew says:

    Dunno why it took 4 pitches to go. Run Brett Run!

  185. charles poet says:

    Another bright side Cleveland is hammering the Celtics

  186. FIPster Doofus says:

    Another multi-hit game for Frank. Awesome.

  187. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Haha Beckett. You tampered with the BABIP god. You suck.

  188. JD says:

    Love our flying catcher

  189. Hangoverologist says:

    Cervelli gets some payback for Beckett’s throw.

  190. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Two seeing eye singles for Angel Eyes- love it.

  191. Dela G says:

    cervelli says suck my nuts!

  192. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    I think Cervelli sacrificed a couple virgins to the BABIP gods.

  193. Hit ‘em where they is, Frankie.

  194. Kevin says:

    The baseball gods smile upon Francisco. And he has WHEELSS!!! That helps too.

  195. charles poet says:

    nice long inning for Beckett… Hughes needs to come out 1,2,3

  196. Dela G says:

    ike davis just hit another homerun in the game


  197. Raf says:

    pitch count getting up there. get it up to 75 at least Winn

  198. Reggie C. says:

    Anybody think Cervelli and Ajax chat every night at laugh at BaBip?

  199. Camilo Gerardo says:

    I disseminate the accounts of the games all the time. Can i get in trouble?

  200. WIlliam says:

    Yay Swish, yay Gardy, yay Cerve, damn Winn.

  201. Roberto says:

    could somebody tell me what happened to frankie? doing a take home exam and watching gameday

  202. Dela G says:

    great inning by the yanks

  203. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Man after a good AB his last time up Winn does that.

  204. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Retaliation. Go!

  205. Hummingbird S. says:

    first pitch swinging yet again…terrible

  206. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Man Reed Johnson would have been better than Winn. But it’s insignificant so meh.

  207. danny says:

    what did beckett do that everyone is calling him out for? (sorry , on gameday)

  208. Dela G says:

    yay i got the trivia right! :)

  209. bonestock94 says:

    Please nail a red sox player

  210. Hangoverologist says:

    I got the trivia wrong mostly due to misinterpretation.

  211. Raf says:

    did Michael Kay just say his dad was at the Fenway opening?

  212. WIlliam says:

    Teh no hitter!!!!

  213. AJ says:

    damn…i know its early but i was thinking immortality

  214. Raf says:

    good job by Winn getting that in

  215. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Settle down Hughes.

  216. Camilo Gerardo says:

    I wanted to see a change-up to drew, meh

  217. Marcus Thames would have had that.

    (I crack myself up sometimes.)

  218. Hummingbird S. says:

    good play Winn…

    come on Hughes, don’t give it back

  219. WIlliam says:

    That was a ball?

  220. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    have a feeling his great era will take a small hit here =(

  221. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh it’s Ortiz? No worries. Tough since I said that he’ll probably get an RBI.

  222. AJ says:

    Ortiz stares at his sac flies.

  223. WIlliam says:

    Phew, that was close.

  224. charles poet says:

    well done Phil.

  225. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Standing ovation? Seesh.

  226. Mike Axisa says:

    Three years ago, and it’s a tie game. I like this version of Ortiz much better.

  227. FIPster Doofus says:

    Well, that scared the hell outta me. Luckily, the old Ortiz is gone; otherwise that probably would’ve been gone.

  228. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Eiland told him to go back to the fastball more.

  229. Reggie C. says:

    Be careful Hughes. That FB was right down the middle…

  230. charles poet says:

    Hughes fastball really seems to jump the last 10 feet or so..

  231. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Good job Hughes.

  232. Dela G says:

    philthy fastball

  233. WIlliam says:

    4 k’s. Nice work minimizing the damage.

  234. AJ says:

    Is it just me or does David Ortiz look like the 800-lb gorilla in the Axa Equitable commercials?

  235. V says:

    Gotta love when a top prospect does that.

  236. Hangoverologist says:

    Very nice for Castro. He homered in his first AB.

  237. Ugh, take a fucking pitch, Jeter!

  238. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Still can’t shake lingering Jeter worries…

  239. Reggie C. says:

    Starlin Castro. Frankly, i never even heard of this kid till BA’s ’10 preseason prospects list. I guess he’s got some skillz.

  240. V says:

    Ah… Jeter being Jeter.

  241. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Please no injury. Please no injury. Please no injury.

  242. Raf says:

    oh god Nick Johnson dont get injured now

  243. Mike Axisa says:

    Fuck. What’s up with NJ?

  244. Kristen says:

    Uh oh. Jeter clearly didn’t donate his bubble wrap to Johnson.

  245. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Uh oh.

  246. Reggie C. says:

    Aw crap.

    Nick Johnson hurt?

  247. Dela G says:

    ugh we needed nick

  248. WIlliam says:

    a;l iesfu;aleri u’ Thames up for Johnson panicing ;eUR C;ler ‘

  249. Don’t be hurt, NJ.

  250. bexarama says:

    Maybe Jeter is a monster at home and just weirdly bad on the road this year?

  251. Hangoverologist says:

    Why is NJ being PHed for? I hope he isn’t hurt…

  252. Drew says:

    NJ got another fucking booboo? Ay yay yay.

  253. WIlliam says:

    Well, at least it was a hard hit ball.

  254. Reggie C. says:

    Alright. Posada available to DH?

  255. AJ says:

    I’m not sure why so many people expected him to start over 150 games. Considering he’s never done it in his entire career.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      And who said that?

    • WIlliam says:

      So that means we can’t get worried when he’s pinched hit for?

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

        Relax. He’s just making a point, not saying don’t being worried.

        • Drew says:

          I’m not sure what his point is. I don’t remember anyone saying Nick Johnson would start 150 games.

          • mike c says:

            people were saying johnson would get more starts than matsui, and also that johnson/winn would outproduce damon/matsui

            • Raf says:

              making stuff up never helps you mike c.

              • mike c says:

                i remember definitely reading damon-bashing comments right after the winn signing… i still don’t know why people came with all the disrespect to the guy, he was a great player

                • bexarama says:

                  I think people were bashing Damon’s way of negotiating and such, not his ability as a player. Would I rather have him on a one or two year deal to DH rather than NJ? Yeah. But it wasn’t gonna happen.

            • Drew says:


              This is just not true, at all.

            • WIlliam says:

              Incorrect, haters were saying johnson/winn would not make up for Damon/Matsui. We responded that it was Granderson, not WInn, that was supposed to, along with NJ, make up for Matsui/Damon.

          • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

            His point is that we can’t be surprised when Nick has a bunch of small injuries and misses time. There were several people suggesting that playing DH and not the field, nick might put his injury woes behind him.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

      Yep. Really just wishful thinking. I just hope he avoids major injuries and plays like 130.

  256. JobaWockeeZ says:

    The injury bug moved in from Citi…

  257. Raf says:

    top of the lineup letting Beckett get through that inning too easily

  258. WIlliam says:

    Damn, really shor inning.

  259. charles poet says:

    Watched Darnell McDonald play in high school here in Colorado. He as his brother went to Cherry Creek High school – same as Brad Lidge – his baseball coach said McDonald was the best 5 tool player he had ever coached in high school.

  260. charles poet says:

    right now Tex’s offense is like Giambi’s defense….I hope he starts picking it up.

  261. Dick Whitman says:

    Jeter’s lack of patience is a little troubling. He seems anxious at the plate…but who am I to doubt his approach. He has really never let us fans down before.

  262. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thames, Winn and Cerv in the lineup. Please Jorge DH.

  263. Hummingbird S. says:

    All this first pitch hacking and they haven’t gotten a hit out of it yet. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

  264. charles poet says:

    Is that Jason Bay’s twin batting

  265. WIlliam says:

    HeeHee, Kay and Leiter laughing at the DK signing. Gotta love it.

  266. bexarama says:

    oh I am so glad we did not get Dice-K. I found a thread on another site from prior to 2007 that was absolutely killing the Yankees for getting outbid for Dice-K and “cheaping out” by re-signing Pettitte. Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make.

  267. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    He goneee

  268. JobaWockeeZ says:

    There we go. Crappy V-Tek.

  269. WIlliam says:

    Teh Swish!!!!!

  270. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Gotta love Swish

  271. Reggie C. says:

    Is Swish limping?


  272. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    So when will Mickey Ds come back down to earth?

  273. bexarama says:

    Oy. Hughes. C’mon.

  274. WIlliam says:

    What is this? On another note, Swish saved an RBI.

  275. Dela G says:

    cmon phil, you got it

  276. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Good job again Hughes.

  277. baravelli says:

    Can someone explain to me what it means, in the Fangraphs play by play, when it says things like “Fliner (Liner)?”

  278. Dela G says:

    good job

  279. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    If anything Phil should be throwing the fastball even more. Curve and cutter are nice weapons but that fastball is just vicious right now.

  280. Ivan says:

    Just arrive from work, Tell me what I miss.

  281. WIlliam says:

    We’ll settle. Pitching and Defense Boston, wasn’t that your Motto.

  282. Reggie C. says:

    I can live with this version of A-Rod. Nice stroke. He’s seeing a very lively FB really well. Great sign.

  283. Raf says:

    Michael Kay does not like Citgo

  284. pete says:

    Is it me or is A-Rod hitting a metric fuckton of line drives this year, but not lifting the ball very much?

  285. WIlliam says:

    Michael Kay- official billboard designer.

  286. AJ says:

    Hugo Chavez doesn’t care for the Red Sox. He always talked about wanting to play at Yankee Stadium when he was younger.

  287. JobaWockeeZ says:


  288. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    NESN trivia question: Who are the 4 players on the Yankees top ten most games played list who are not in the Hall of Fame?

  289. FIPster Doofus says:

    Fuck off, Beckett.

  290. Raf says:

    shit that wasnt good

  291. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Oh shit be ok Robbie

  292. WIlliam says:

    I swaer to god, no no no.

  293. AJ says:

    Ok. Now THIS is scary.

  294. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Beckett sucks. Beckett sucks. Beckett sucks.

  295. Motherfuck. Time to set Boston on fire.

  296. Hangoverologist says:

    Motherfucking Beckett. Hit him in the same spot that Guthrie drilled Posada in.

  297. bexarama says:

    Cano, pleeeeease be okay.

  298. Reggie C. says:

    I just dont know what to think… That couldn’t have been intentional.

  299. Kristen says:


  300. Drew says:

    Nah don’t retaliate… Just let em bean us.

  301. Camilo Gerardo says:

    If cano is hurt, I’ll hate you buckett

  302. ShuutoHeat says:

    OMG TeH DEFENSE!! TeH Pitching!!!

  303. Andy_C_23 says:

    Pedroia better be getting a fastball at his back next time he’s up

  304. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    This is getting ridiculous

  305. WIlliam says:

    Phew, they wouldn’t leave him in if there was any chance of injury.

  306. Mike Axisa says:

    Cano’s only staying in the game because he doesn’t want to walk back to the dugout.


  307. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    I hope Swisher does it again right here.

  308. FIPster Doofus says:

    Dustin Pedroia is the ultimate warrior and would’ve sprinted down to first there.


  309. AJ says:


  310. Drew says:

    I’d love to see Swish line one right up the middle off Beckett’s leg.

  311. Kristen says:


  312. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:


  313. Dela G says:

    good god

  314. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Fuck not good at all.

  315. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This is ridiculous. Beckett is a douche. Intentional or not you suck.

  316. FIPster Doofus says:

    Well, there goes Cano; this f’ing sucks.

  317. Raf says:

    yea thats not looking good.

  318. Reggie C. says:

    Now i’m fucking furious. Green light time!

  319. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Pinch runner, oh boy…

  320. donttradecano says:

    I dont care if it was intentional or not i wanna see a fastball at someone.

  321. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Pedroia now has to be hit. Has to be.

  322. WIlliam says:

    Beckett’s even hitting his own team mates.

  323. Raf says:

    ugh thats a crossup that has to hurt.

  324. AJ says:

    We might just have to throw at Kevin Youkilis. Like so:

  325. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Beckett is even hitting his own damn team.

  326. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Beckett really is a douche bag he hits his own players.

  327. ….snd he called it a ball.

  328. bexarama says:

    Oh my goodness Robbie PLEASE be okay.

  329. V says:

    I want to see a 95 fastball in Pedroia’s knee.

  330. Jack says:

    Oh, fuck you Josh.

  331. Hangoverologist says:

    aaahhh Robbie is out of the game. I really hope he is fine. I’m confident he is because unlike Posada, Robinson’s knees are in a better condition and he only might have to miss tomorrow or Sunday at worst.

  332. AJ says:

    How do you hurt your wrist when you don’t hit and don’t play the field?

  333. JobaWockeeZ says:

    The only way to stop Cano is to hurt him. Gald Beckett decided to take that route.

  334. Even if the Beckett pitch wasn’t intentional, after the throw to Cervelli and this, they have to retaliate, right?

    I asked this earlier, but have they retaliated once yet this entire season? I don’t think so.

  335. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    We are basically about to enter full-scale emergency mode.

  336. WIlliam says:

    Noooow we drill them.

  337. Drew says:

    Awww. Wittle Nick Johnson wist huwt.

  338. David A says:

    Where did Cano get hit… Im stuck in the UK with no baseball.

  339. BigBlueAL says:

    Apparently Nick Johnson left the game because of a sore wrist.

  340. When NJ had surgery on his wrist, was it the same one that’s now sore?

  341. ShuutoHeat says:

    You know, I hope Beckett gets a fucking line drive to his fucking face.

    You heard me, I don’t even care anymore if that shit was intentional or not.

  342. Beckett just called Swisher a “fag”.

  343. WIlliam says:

    Come on Swish, get something for the team!

  344. Hall and Nokes says:

    very slightly above the kneecap. Probably caught some bone. This sucks.

  345. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Cervelli, please make this fucker pay.

  346. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Give this injury bug to someone else. Both NY teams suffered enough.

  347. Hummingbird S. says:

    comon gardner, we have to score a run here

  348. First Time Poster says:


    “Bad move! Bad move! Cervelli’s hot, baby!”- Drunk Yankee Fan


  349. WIlliam says:

    Intentionally walking Brett Gardner. That made my year!

  350. Raf says:

    oh come on Frankie, get back at him here

  351. pete says:

    attention, world: Brett Gardner is being intentionally walked. I can die now.

  352. Dela G says:

    intentional walk?? wow

    gardner is feared

  353. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Castro wih a three run homer and a three run triple in his debut. Pretty crazy.

  354. Hangoverologist says:

    They IBB’d Gardner to get to Cervelli. The BABIP gods are with him. Have the Red Sox not noticed that yet?

  355. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yeah Beckett retakes top place ahead of Braden for the biggest douche in MLB history.

  356. WIlliam says:

    Please don’t k.

  357. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    I can’t believe we know boast a lineup containing Marcus Thames, Ramiro Pena, and Randy Winn.

  358. AJ says:

    Win one for the Gimper…NJ…

  359. Love the time call, Frankie.

  360. Kristen says:


  361. WIlliam says:

    Yay for Cervelli, I gonna kill you Beckett.

  362. Dela G says:

    wow beckett go eff yourself

    4-1 yanks

  363. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Ha ha Fuck you Beckett

  364. Reggie C. says:


    Thanks for the BB you douche.

  365. pete says:

    HA. Get fucking owned by your own arrogant homophobic stupidity beckett.

  366. Hummingbird S. says:


  367. Hughesus Christo says:


  368. JobaWockeeZ says:



  369. Drew says:


  370. Kristen says:

    And Randy Winn with the timely hit.

  371. Dela G says:

    randy winn!!


  372. Raf says:

    are you kidding me. no way its intentionally but hes fucking annoying

  373. WIlliam says:

    Yay!!!!!!!!! Now you drill those fuckers to hell Hughes.

  374. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Good job Winn.

  375. Pasqua says:

    Think Girardi is going to give the same “He’s got to be more careful” speech about Beckett that he did Guthrie? That would up the ante on the season series.

  376. Hall and Nokes says:

    Good time for a message pitch there, champ

  377. Hangoverologist says:

    Jesus, Beckett likes to deal way inside. Cost his team a run there. Also, Winn had an RBI single. Suck on that bitch.

  378. Reggie C. says:

    Randy Winn’s ghost comes through yet again. Wow.

  379. bexarama says:

    Beckett is such a fucking asshole.

    • ShuutoHeat says:

      Fucking asshole is an insult to all assholes.
      He’s a fucking ass goblin, that’s right. A fucking ass goblin.

  380. Kilgore Trout says:

    Cervelli’s dive back to second was hilarious.

  381. BigBlueAL says:

    Winn is clutch.

  382. Jack says:

    Cerve should’ve charged him.

  383. AJ M. says:

    Randy Winn has one of the ugliest stances on the team.

  384. AJ says:

    Warn the benches yet?>

  385. But all teh strike outs though111!!

  386. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the dickfaces.

  387. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Grand slam this shit. Get this motherfucker out of this game.

  388. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Wow- right before ball 4 to Cervelli the NESN guy who isn’t Remy goes “Beckett’s been coming inside, certainly won’t do that here with the bases loaded.” He underestimated the stupidity/douchiness/awfulness

  389. Kristen says:


    • Kristen says:

      I don’t care that it’s uninentional, this is incredibly ridiculous. Control your shit, Beckett.

  390. Raf says:

    get the fuck out of here, this is too much now

  391. Across the pond says:

    Only in for the game…hows Phil throwin’? His line certainly looks good

  392. AJ says:


  393. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    I swear to God.

  394. JobaWockeeZ says:

    FUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  395. danny says:

    hahahhahahahhaah, fuck you beckett!

  396. Dela G says:

    this is bullshit

  397. He’s just trying to get a warning now.

  398. Mike Axisa says:

    How many people are they going to let him hit? Where’s the warnings?

    • Raf says:

      the only reason theres no warning is because the bases are loading so they dont believe its intentional. or cant believe Beckett is that dumb

  399. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    There will be a brawl in this game.

  400. bexarama says:

    Wow. Just… wow.

  401. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    WTF can someone please kill Beckett. CC looks pissed off.

  402. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Beckett just die okay?

  403. Pasqua says:

    We are all witness to Josh Beckett’s complete brekdown!

  404. Hughesus Christo says:

    They haven’t even given a warning yet?

  405. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Hope Jetes had the bubble wrap on under his uniform

  406. bexarama says:

    When Mariano gets out there, SHIT IS GOING DOWN

    • Across the pond says:

      Why is he in the dugout and not in the pen?

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

        I believe he usually starts in the dugout, then goes out to the bullpen around the 7th. But he also might be there in case a brawl starts so he can go kick the shit out of Papelbon.

  407. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Arod: “FUckin Asshole”

  408. China Joe says:

    Your Yankees team RBI leader…Derek Jeter? WTF?

  409. pete says:

    This utter ownage of beckett’s life is my favorite kind of retaliation

  410. JobaWockeeZ says:


  411. Raf says:

    fire up the Yanks Beckett. go ahead, help your team out like that

  412. Mike Axisa says:

    Where’s the smirk now, Josh? No fucking smile now, huh?

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

      Do Red Sox fans even like this guy? He does absolutely nothing for them, he’s a douche and an embarassment. And they gave him a new contract? Really?

  413. WIlliam says:

    Wooooooow. Way to make yourself even mroe hated by the Yankee fandom. Why don’t you…….yay!!!!!!!!!

  414. V says:

    My wife just yelled at the TV: “SUCK IT, BECKETT!”

    I love my wife.

  415. Dela G says:

    this is greatness

  416. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    No really we need to fucking go after them. Wait til Phil leaves the game, bring in Sanchez or Logan, and have them nail somebody. And pray the Red Sox start shit.

  417. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Really Tito? Tell your pitcher to learn how to pitch damn it! I know he’s not that stupid.

  418. Hangoverologist says:

    Tex will have a grand slam. Book it.

  419. Greg G. says:

    Only have the game on Gameday…is Jeter okay?

  420. BigBlueAL says:

    Hughes better drill someone this inning.

  421. pete says:

    Hahahaha I love that the bases are STILL loaded

  422. Raf says:

    Posada looks pissedddd

  423. AJ M. says:

    A-Rod is ready to rush the field, he wants a piece of Beckett real bad.

    But, since no benches have been warned, I say Phil takes his pick of:


    I personally wouldn’t hit Varitek, but I think Pedroia or Youk are pretty good candidates.

  424. WIlliam says:

    Wow, the only thing worse Beckett could do is to hit Marian….did you just do that to Tex????

  425. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Enough of this crap already!

  426. Drew says:

    lol at the guy near the camera. “I hate you A Rod!”

    • SouthernYankeeFan says:

      Yeah i heard that too. I laughed a little. The funniest fan yelling ive heard on TV was a year or two ago someone was yelling at Matsui saying, “ichiro give me your shoes. Ichiro give me your shoes. Ichiro give me Jeter’s shoes.”

  427. Dela G says:

    he has zero command

    this is nuts, pull his ass out tito

  428. Pasqua says:

    Gotta say, Beckett’s got no business still being hin this game. Headhunting or not, he’s cooked.

  429. JobaWockeeZ says:


    Fuck you again Beckett.

  430. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Fuck yes Teixiera. Eat Shit and die Beckett

  431. Dela G says:


    thank god

  432. WIlliam says:

    Why does all this injury scare have to ruin such a fun game to watch otherwise?

  433. BigBlueAL says:

    Bye Bye asshole.

  434. FIPster Doofus says:

    Enjoy paying this guy $68 mill, Boston.

  435. Kristen says:

    I didn’t think I could loathe Beckett more. I guess you learn something new every day.

  436. Mike Axisa says:

    Get the fuck out of there you bum.

  437. Reggie C. says:

    Beckett is the biggest asshole from a state that produces lots of assholes.

  438. phughesisgod says:

    Clearly Beckett didnt try to hit anyone…Yeah, sorry, Im not even sure a blind person can believe that.

  439. I want to see Romulo Sanchez drill Youkilis in the ribs.

  440. See? No warning. Now Phil gets to get payback.

    • Raf says:

      i dont want Phil to do it. let him keep pitching his game and get through his stint in the game. bring in someone to throw at Youk’s dome then point at Beckett

  441. Ryan says:

    Hope Hughes responds.

  442. pete says:

    STILL loaded. This is so awesome its making the injuries leave my mind

  443. WIlliam says:

    I say Phil should drill the side. Maybe unleash Joba’s 100 mph on Youkillis’s balls.

  444. It’s cool, guys. We have Romulo, a fucking monster with a 99 mph fastball who has no idea where it’s going. Just sayin’.

  445. Jobamania says:

    here is beckett mouthing to swisher

    what a little !#!$%

  446. Joe D. says:

    Hello, RAB.

    At game.

    Had to pop in and say:

    Tee Hee!

    That is all.

  447. Jose says:

    So can we use Sanchez this game? I mean he doesn’t have good control, so he might accidentally drill Youk with a 98 MPH fastball. Yeah, accidentally. *shifty eyes*

  448. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    I’m worried about Phil getting tossed and suspended if he hits someone. Would play right into their hands. Considering the lead, I say pull him after 6 and get someone in their to punish the Sox. We cannot stand for this shit.

  449. bonestock94 says:

    I’m raging so hard right now, I would’ve paid money for a rocket comebacker at Beckett.

  450. Hummingbird S. says:

    Excluding Cano’s injury, this has been a delightful game to watch.

  451. Drew says:

    I knew we’d get to JB, I didn’t think it would be like this though. He’s stuff was super legit early in the game.

  452. bexarama says:

    Goodbye, you fucking asshole.

    Remember the first inning when we were DOOOOOOOMED? I don’t. Wow, Beckett implosion.

  453. First pitch from Phil should be a big looping curveball

  454. WIlliam says:

    What’s a strike?

  455. Beef Hammerdong says:

    They weren’t booing Beckett. They were simply yelling, “PUBES!

  456. Pasqua says:

    The Fenway crowd impressed me twice tonight: 1) They did not cheer when Cano left the game; 2) They booed the bejesus out of Beckett as he walked off. I only marginally hate them this evening!

  457. pete says:

    I’ve never seen this much anger from RAB regs. That says something. Beckett is a big stupid-head. What a butt-face.


  458. Hangoverologist says:

    This entire inning reeks of bush league Texan douchebag. The Yanks’ can’t afford to lose Cano and Johnson for an extended period.

  459. WIlliam says:

    What’s a strike.

  460. Ivan says:

    I ask myself,…How the hell he Shut out the Yanks in 03 game 6.

  461. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Ha add another run to Beckett’s line.

  462. WIlliam says:


  463. BigBlueAL says:

    This is the type of game I wish Clemens was pitching for us. lol

  464. a-Rod should have ran over the mound on the way back.

  465. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    What’s the ‘biggest hit’ going to be on the recap?

  466. bexarama says:

    OMG Yankee killer Beckett!!!!!!

  467. Reggie C. says:

    Enjoy hitting cleanup Ramiro. Its not gonna happen too often.

  468. BigBlueAL says:

    Just curious, which is Pena’s power side????

  469. China Joe says:

    Wait til they bring in Fat Sanchez to hit somebody. Dude throws 99, and if MLB decides to hand out some bullshit suspension, better him than Hughes. Don’t mess with the Phranchise

  470. Joe West says:

    This game is taking, literally, forever.

    • phughesisgod says:

      I love Phil Hughes. Classy, great pitcher, and leaves the retaliation for the flame throwers in the bullpen named Boone Logan and Romulo Sanchez.

  471. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    I vote for little dick face midget to get hit from any pitcher..preferably CC tomorrow..let him charge the mound…if Youkilis needs to get hit, it has to be Joba.

    • Hangoverologist says:

      I would laugh my balls off if Pedroia charged CC.

    • pete says:

      I don’t dislike Pedroia at all anymore. He had so many good things to say about cano the other day i was like “oh ok fine come here you”. I would prefer for Sanchez to come in and then throw a ball at Beckett in the dugout. I don’t really hate any of the sox’s current position players. God i wish Kevin Millar was still around.

  472. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Beckett smiled when he got replaced! What a prick!

  473. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Seriously, somebody explain to me why they gave Beckett a contract again? Before he’d even pitched this season?

    • Drew says:

      Epstein knows all..

      They saved one million per year on Teix so they could re-sign JB.

    • WIlliam says:

      Uhhh, because he’s a pretty good pitcher, and they don’t let single games affect their contract signings.

      • bexarama says:

        This. He’s a very good pitcher. Of course, I hope he is broken terribly.

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

          So far this year in 40 innings he has a 7.41. He posted a 3.86 last year-certainly quite good for the American League, although far from mind-blowing. He’s consistently owned by the Yankees. They just gave a ton of money to John Lackey, their supposed to be developing top starters in Lester and Buccholz-they couldn’t have waited til the end of the year to see if he was really worth the number 1 money?

      • Jobamania says:

        he hasnt been too good for a long time now

    • Pasqua says:

      From Dicek-K to Beckett (with injury history!) to the revolving door at shortstop, I think the sheen is wearing off of The Boy Genius.

  474. LB says:

    the only way the sox have a chance in this series is to keep trying to take our guys out the game. douche-bags

  475. danny says:

    out of everyhting that just went on, i just hope that everyone is okay…

  476. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Don’t hit Drew. He’s classy.

    • Hangoverologist says:

      I like JD too. Imagine the Yanks’ OF if they had signed him back in 2007:

      LF: Gardner
      CF: Granderson
      RF: Drew

      • WIlliam says:

        A decidedly unsatisfactory amount of Nick Swisher in that outfield though.

        • Hangoverologist says:

          Whoops. Forgot to add him. It would end up being:

          LF: Swish
          CF: Granderson
          RF: Drew

          If I were a pitcher, I’d be scared to face that OF.

  477. Ivan says:

    I think CC on sunday should hit somebody like Pedroia. I love to see the 5″1 100 poung unathletic white guy charge the mound against, a 6″7 300 Pound athletic angry black guy.

  478. Hey ZZ says:

    What a fucking embarrassing job by a “veteran” pitcher.

    He literally just gave up on his team, because he could not control his emotions.

    You could tell the way he was throwing he just could not care less where the ball was going.

    If I was this guy’s teammate I would stuff his ass into his locker and make sure he never pulled this shit again. What a gutless performance.

  479. Jobamania says:

    hughes was on the bench for ages

  480. Zack says:

    Sooooo Josh Beckett doesnt have the mentality to pitch in the Boston-New York rivalry right?

  481. bexarama says:

    I hate this dumb “he’s from Texas! he just can’t help it!” shit. Andy Pettitte is also from Texas and he can apparently control himself from being a massive jackass and calling players faggots (language apologies, but I am angry).

    That said, I’m not sure why he’d be trying to hit Francisco Cervelli and Derek Jeter with the bases loaded.

  482. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Josh Beckett had no control today but he fought valiantly. The umpires were clearly against him which didn’t help in attacking the vicious Yankee minions! Their empire is strong but Beckett proceeded to fight til his last breath. He was able to take out several Yankees in his valiant effort to stop the hated New York Yankees.

    /Every Damn Sports Media After Today’s Game’d

  483. WIlliam says:

    Ortiz has 2 rbis.

  484. BigBlueAL says:

    I know Lowell and Beckett were instrumental in the 2007 title for the Red Sox, but you think maybe they are regretting trading Hanley Ramirez for them now????

    I guess not cause they again did help them win a WS and Beckett should still be at worst a decent pitcher for the next few years but still interesting debate maybe??

  485. Hey ZZ says:

    I know Kay and Leiter would never call Beckett out on TV, but do not tell me those were accidental.

    The Yankee players and coaches knew exactly what Beckett was doing. That is why they were all so visibly pissed.

    That was a punk on the mound who gave up on his team.

    • Pasqua says:

      Really though, logic would say that he wasn’t hitting them on purpose, so I don’t blame Leiter (especially) for saying it was accidental. My guess is that the Yanks are just furious with being hit (and injured) this much in principle.

      • Hey ZZ says:

        Yeah I know and that is why Leiter can’t call him out on TV.

        If you watched this whole game and that inning there was a stark contrast in Beckett’s control and demeanor.

        He was just on the mound and could not care less. The way he was throwing the ball was very different from earlier in the game.

        He gave up on his team. I am very confident saying that.

        • Pasqua says:

          Agreed. I would say he probably didn’t care where the pitches ended up as that inning piled up, which is definitely not a quality you want in your “ace.”

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

        And at some point, regardless of intentionality, you just have to be more careful. Even if he wasn’t deliberately trying to come inside on all those hitters, he was showing absolutely no regard for whether he would hit someone or not. A driver is still held responsible for hitting a pedestrian, even if he didn’t intend to.

    • AJ M. says:

      I don’t think he hit two players on purpose with the bases loaded. His command was way off, and look at his inability to pitch inside to Cervelli. No matter what, he wouldn’t be intentionally hitting Yankees with the bases-loaded.

      I don’t like what he did either, but I don’t think he was intentionally hitting people. The coaches and players should be pissed because two guys were hit in the inning. But the intention was just to come inside, not hit Yankees with the bases loaded.

      By the way, Youk had the most unnecessary dive there on that line drive.

  486. Rob Has No Innings Limit says:

    Hughes continues to pump the gun at 94 mph. I like this.

  487. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Phil is sooo classy, I love him. I don’t care if I’m a guy I’d marry him.


  488. FIPster Doofus says:

    Nothing like a “Yankees suck” chant when the Yankees are up by seven.

  489. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    You’ve got the love the old “down 7 runs Yankees suck chant.”

  490. Ryan says:

    Lol, “Yankees suck” when they’re down 9-2. Boston jerk-offs

  491. Whoever called Rumolo as being the designated headhunter, i believe you are going to be correct.

  492. I wanna see CC and A.J. throw the hell down.

    /really late on that one

  493. Reggie C. says:

    Last inning for Hughes? The location is just waaay off right now.

  494. I bet you see Punky Brewster being replaced next inning too.

  495. Dela G says:

    great job by hughes

  496. Ana says:

    I don’t remember the last time a game has made me this angry.

    Fuck you, Josh Beckett. Fuck. You.

  497. JobaWockeeZ says:


    And Kay noticed the lack of changeups! PROGRESS.

  498. Drew says:

    WTF is Hermida throwing his bat for? God I hate these fuckers.

  499. AJ M. says:

    You know Hughes is confident when he throws a fastball on the outer half and walks off before the ump can blink.

  500. Cat took a dump, had to clean it so I missed the half frame. Did the Yanks throw at anyone?

  501. Ivan says:

    Man Phil was nasty with them cutters.

  502. BigBlueAL says:

    Loved seeing Hughes K the last 2 batters that inning after a rough start to the inning, but Clemens wouldve drilled somebody that inning if not at the minimum come up and in on somebody.

  503. WIlliam says:

    This has been the worse total domination win over the Red Sox ever.

  504. Jim says:

    When A-Rod crossed the mound on Braden was it at the end of an inning? I saw A-rod make the 1st out of a double play. Did the double play end the inning?

  505. pete says:

    haha Hughes is like “I don’t have control anymore either, but I’m going to strike everyone out instead of hit them”

  506. bexarama says:

    Phil, I love you.

  507. WIlliam says:

    Why won’t Tampa Bay lose?

  508. charles poet says:

    Ok, missed the big inning…. was jeter hit on purpose.

  509. Drew says:

    Oh STFU Michael. I could give two shits about Queen Latifah atm.

  510. JD says:

    Hah beckett took varitek out too. Douche

  511. Jobamania says:

    lol we go from seeing 96mph heat from beckett to this junk

  512. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Even if Wake hits you it’s like 60MPH. So thankfully no one should get hurt.

  513. WIlliam says:

    Wow, and 37 isn’t even that old for starters. I guess all the older guys are in the NL.

  514. Jobamania says:

    47 year old junkballer Jamie Moyer threw a 2 hit complete game shutout against the braves


  515. Drew says:

    I’m going to be upset if Youkilis doesn’t get drilled.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I’d be upset if there was no form of retaliation in this series. You don’t push the Yankees. You do and you get burned both my the score and on the field.

    • mike c says:

      CC will take care of it tomorrow, thats not a job for the kid

      • Drew says:

        Phil is at 92 pitches, I doubt he’ll still be in by the bottom of the 9th.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

        Agreed. But I say CC should toy with them, let them live in fear, and hit no one. Then, when they think they’re off the hook, AJ comes in on Sunday and drills Pedroia and Youk.

  516. JD says:

    Beckett a veteran? Guy can’t even grow a real beard!

  517. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Damn Gardner got robbed

  518. WIlliam says:

    Uhg, robbed of another hit.

  519. Hey ZZ says:

    “At various points in the inning, Beckett seemed to be rearing back and just throwing as hard as he could with little regard for where the ball was going. He hit two batters and nearly hit Cervelli and Teixeira.

    Several of the Yankees, including the normally placid CC Sabathia, were on the top step of the dugout yelling at Beckett.”

    Pete Abe is right on here.

    If you watched the way Beckett was throwing his fastball it was night and day different than he usually throws it and in particular in this game.

    It may not have been “intentional” but he did not care whatsoever if it ended up hitting someone.

  520. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Who ever was asking where robbie got hit LoHud has a picture of it.

  521. charles poet says:

    Somewhere Dallas Braden just added Josh Beckett to his list – Braden is pissed Beckett hit Jeter and not Arod.

  522. JobaWockeeZ says:

    He called Swisher a fag, Kay! Go fuck yourself Beckett!

  523. mike c says:

    come on flaherty! i thought you were supposed to “tell it like it is”

  524. Kimberly Jones working the clubhouse.

    JMK = aroused

  525. Drew says:

    Someone get Romulo a cheeseburger, stat.

  526. Raf says:

    look at Romulo sitting there. just ready to throw at someone.

  527. JobaWockeeZ says:

    93 MPH still for Hughes.

  528. JD says:

    Jeter just got retaliation! lol

    Mo was telling the younglings in the pen whom they should hit

  529. Raf says:

    Phranchise baby. great outing

  530. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Great job by Phil tonight.

  531. Dela G says:

    excellent job by hughes

    *standin ovay*

  532. Boone Logan 98 MPH coming in on a right hander. ooooooooooh that’s gonna hurt.

  533. pete says:

    Wow. Philip Tiberius Hughes, you are awesome.

  534. Ivan says:

    Very good job by Hughes. 7 innings of 2 run ball with 7 K’s, not to bad, not to fucking bad.

  535. ecksodia says:

    Nice one, Phil.

  536. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I take back everything I said about Winn earlier.

  537. Dela G says:

    randy is on fiya!


  538. mike c says:

    i hear some grunting and farting coming from the bullpen…

  539. NESN hasn’t mentioned the Celtics score all night.

    • SouthernYankeeFan says:

      Martinez looks scared of the ball

    • Jose says:

      38 points by James? So is he hurt or isn’t he? If he is that is a pretty impressive score for being hurt.

      • Dela G says:

        he had 23 in the first quarter. it looked like he would go for 50, then he let up and let the others score and left in the 3rd quarter

    • Frigidevil says:

      Celtics are on Comcast, Bruins are on NESN. Plus the C’s got kiiiiiiiiiiilled. Bruins game is ridiculous though. Just went to OT on an extra-attacker goal with 32 seconds left

      • I just figured being a “great sports town” like Boston, they would at least mention the score of the game once. Then again, they probably aren’t announcing the score of the Red Sox on the Bruins telecast.

        • Frigidevil says:

          Oh no, all the bruins fans would be watching that anyway. Bruins fans are a proud people, mostly because they have the smallest bandwagon at the moment and still have some shame, the pinkhats haven’t invaded yet.

  540. China Joe says:

    Coming into today, I was hoping Hughes would be the story of the game. He did a great job, but those fucking Red Sox…even when they lose the game, they somehow manage to steal the narrative.

  541. Dela G says:

    oh look at that, martinez can’t field the knuckler

    i’m loving this

  542. Hall and Nokes says:

    I could get used to this Wakefield-Martinez comedy hour.

  543. Joe West's Music Career says:

    QUICK!! Trade Daniel Bard for Dog Mirabelli!!!!!!

  544. Thames has some POWER. That was a flick.

  545. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Maybe Epstein wasn’t so wrong in his comments after all…

  546. Dax J says:

    The inning is now Martinez vs The Knuckleball. So far, the knuckleball is winning.

  547. baravelli says:

    Interesting that Teixeira was batting from the right side against the righty knuckleballer. Is that his natural side?

  548. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Get back on track D-ROB!

  549. Dela G says:

    i love this offense

    great game for the O

  550. charles poet says:

    LBJ picking up his Yanks by spanking the Celts…AWESOME.

  551. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Prediction-Robertson is being demoted tomorrow to make room for Moeller/Russo/somebody. He is therefore free to drill Sox.

  552. Dela G says:

    cmon david, you got it

  553. charles poet says:

    In a moment of redemption, David Robertson smashes a blue smurf.

  554. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Good opportunity for D-Rob to get his stuff back together.

  555. Dela G says:

    hahaha pedroia really swung at that??

  556. Hangoverologist says:

    Robertson please pull through. You are the closer of the future after Mo.

  557. charles poet says:

    Ok maybe not, but made him look funny!

  558. Punky Brewster was bailing out, and tried to save face by swinging at that last pitch.

  559. Dela G says:

    cliff lee also throws that spiked curveball, i didnt know anyone else did it, too

  560. bexarama says:

    Oy. C’mon Robertson.

  561. Dela G says:

    walking van evry?? who the fuck is that guy?

  562. Drew says:

    lol.. We’re really not going to hit Youkilis?

  563. JobaWockeeZ says:

    D-Rob? He wans’t exactly Mo in his first few outings Kay.

  564. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    What do people think about not retaliating now, when the game is well in hand? I think we’re missing an opportunity.

  565. Camilo Gerardo says:

    i would romulo pitch the ninth

  566. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    God Robertson’s starting to get irritating

  567. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    Man i really want to see robertson figure it out

  568. FIPster Doofus says:

    Ugh. I wish D-Rob would get right.

  569. Reggie C. says:

    Damn. Robertson is a frigging mess. This kid has no confidence in his stuff.

  570. bexarama says:

    I’m in Twitter jail so algjlasgjlsajg;ljagl D-Rob come on.

  571. BigBlueAL says:

    Robertson is quickly becoming the next Veras/Edwar in my book.

  572. Raf says:

    theres been at least 3 FBs that 2004-7 Ortiz would’ve crushed tonight

  573. Drew says:

    Eiland is all pumped up too.

  574. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Bitch some more Ortiz. Yankees didn’t even bitch as much as you when they got fucked around with.

  575. WIlliam says:

    Man, does anything by Robertson get out into play? Seems like the whole year it’s been walk, strikeout, or homerun.

  576. charles poet says:

    20 pitches and erratic = not good

  577. bexarama says:

    At least Beltre hit a good pitch there.

  578. BigBlueAL says:

    Robertson sucks. There I said it.

  579. Camilo Gerardo says:

    hehe, Kay “it’s not okay” to his miscall

  580. larryf says:

    I hope Robertson pitches the 9th

  581. Drew says:

    So by not retaliating tonight, we know CC will throw at someone tomorrow, prompting a bench warning, which will put our pitchers at a disadvantage.

  582. JobaWockeeZ says:

    He’ll get it with time.

  583. JD says:

    contusion for varitek…caused by josh the douche beckett

  584. V says:

    I want Pena to steal 2nd. In a 10-3 game.

  585. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Bruney tonight for the Nats: 1 inning, 3 hits, 3 walks, 2 runs.

  586. V says:


  587. Drew says:

    Got em on the curveball. Sneaky bastard.

  588. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Heh. Call Beckett a douche on Over the Monster you get banned. Call A-Rod a tranny hooker you got a recommended comment.

    Beckett is representing that city well.

  589. WIlliam says:

    I still like this commercial.

  590. Camilo Gerardo says:

    v-mart is a good mark, just saying

  591. Rich M says:

    Anyone know why Montero was pulled in the second inning?

  592. charles poet says:

    with 2 outs, Boone needs to drill someone

  593. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And the Boston crowd goes crazy. Apparently they don’t know simply counting.

  594. bicycle boy says:

    Here comes Boone Logan throwing his heater with no command.

  595. bexarama says:

    Boone. Logan. Throw. Strikes.

  596. Hangoverologist says:

    I’m disappointed in the lack of steals in this game. However, Beckett would probably balk and throw the ball at someone.

  597. Drew says:

    The horse is dead but.. I’m kind of irked that we let the Sox abuse us tonight.

  598. charles poet says:

    perfect time and hitter.

  599. bexarama says:

    for a Yankee/Red Sox game that was outright speedy.

  600. WIlliam says:

    I’m a little pissed by the lack of retaliation.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I am too. Tonight would’ve been a perfect time to get vengeance considering the game was a blowout.

  601. Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

    Sox lose, Bruins lose, Celtics lose.

    G’night Boston!

  602. charles poet says:

    sweep the series

  603. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yeah this guy is such a fag right Beckett?

    • Frigidevil says:

      It’s funny, when I note the epic douchetisity of Beckett, sawks fans counter with Swisher. Why?

  604. WIlliam says:

    I love Swish!

  605. Hey ZZ says:

    Pedroia looked extremely tentative at the plate his last 2 at bats.

    He knows what Beckett did, he knows retaliation is coming at some point, and he knows he is a good candidate for it.

    Looked very scared up there to get close to the plate.

  606. Dela G says:

    swisher hit a homerun for a kid in the hospital
    i love those stories

  607. JobaWockeeZ says:

    See Hughes Boston? That’s a REAL pitcher.

  608. WIlliam says:

    Loving Hughes’s BB/9 rate.

  609. WIlliam says:

    Player of the game is Josh Beckett.

  610. BigBlueAL says:

    Another great win for the Yankees this season, although it will be interesting to see what lineup they trot out there tomorrow afternoon.

    BTW for all those complaining about no retaliation, werent there a bunch of people here who used to talk crap about Torre cause his teams never retaliated if Clemens wasnt pitching???? Im pretty sure though CC will hit or brush someone back tomorrow.

  611. Drew says:

    Oh fuck NJ is going back to New York.

  612. hittingstrategy says:

    There has to be some retaliation of the nonsense pitching we saw tonight. Beckett looked like a minor leaguer with good stuff but poor command. The unprofessional part was his victorious grimace after he hit Cano.

    However, I would argue that Yanks should hold on to the retaliation till the right moment. Now the Redsux are anyways down, when they get back up, CC should bore in on the fingers/wrist of whoever is their best hitter later in the season (possibly breaking it and ending that persons season). That would be true retaliation and would serve the Yankees the best, it would be the biggest “bang” per buck.

    I am all for being classy. But when the opponent gives you an opportunity to expand your set of strategies, make the most of it, that is true professional winning baseball.

    • ecksodia says:

      I want the entire Red Sox team dead.

    • Joe D. says:

      I see. So to get back at Beckett, we should cripple a player who had nothing whatsoever to do with Beckett’s antics. Makes complete sense to me.

      Say, do you mind if I shoot you in the face in retaliation for 9/11?

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