May
07

Game 28: You again

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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
  • Dela G

    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

      Congratumalations sir!

    • Mike HC

      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.

      • Dela G

        thanks you guys, i am so happy, now i graduate next saturday and will enjoy this summer :)

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Nice i take the first part on the 26th

  • Dela G

    granderson is back??

    • Dela G

      i think it’s supposed to be teh gritster

    • Mike HC

      its a christmas miracle!!!

    • Dr Van Nostrand

      Wow I got all excited there

  • Mike HC

    Ha, nice caption. Sneaky.

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

      And I lost it. Technical issues.

      • Mike HC

        Damn, disappeared just like that? Odd

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      What’d it say?

      • Mike HC

        I’m working at an unsustainable pace here alcohol wise, but if I remember correctly, something like, “I wish I had as high an OPS at Brett Gardner”

      • Marcus

        “I wish I had Gardner’s OPS” or something to that effect.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    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

      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.

  • Dr Van Nostrand

    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

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

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

  • ultimate913

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

  • Double G.

    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!

  • Pat D

    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.

  • A.D.

    Gotta love that bottom of the lineup

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    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

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      th-that can’t be real.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        how awful is it that I’m waiting for that generation to literally die off because I’m sick of their shit

    • Marcus

      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

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

  • Mike HC

    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?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      I’m strictly a Ketel man myself. Unless of course I splurge on the Goose.

      • Mike HC

        Yea, Kettle definitely gets the job done.

        And goose is always consistently a good option.

        I can’t seem to get off Ciroc though recently.

        • Mike HC

          Retardedly late edit

          *Ketel

  • Cecala

    Over/Under 5 SB against Varitek.

    I say over.

    • Hangoverologist

      I’m going to say seven. Robbie will have two, Gardner will have three, A-Rod and Jeter will have one apiece.

    • Mike HC

      Is that just for Gardner’s total tonight?

  • Hey ZZ

    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?

  • baravelli

    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

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    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.

  • WIlliam

    Nice overdramatic intro.

    • baravelli

      Sure, it was overhype, but y’know, I actually thought it was edited together pretty nicely.

      • WIlliam

        I know. It was just pretty funny, didn’t say it was bad.

  • WIlliam

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

    • WIlliam

      *.

      • WIlliam

        *?

    • Mike HC

      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

      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

  • Dela G

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    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.

  • WIlliam

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

    • WIlliam

      *6.31

    • Mike HC

      Reason 1,000,901 for why wins and losses are a meaningless stat.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I feel like he’s been decent for his past couple of starts but when he’s gotten beat up, he’s really gotten beat up

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    YES should have shown us angry Andy Pettitte.

    Let’s get it done, HUUUUUUUUUUghes.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

    /bitter'd

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      eh, more like /truth’d

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      And he’s not evening DH’ing. It goes to the corpse of David Ortiz.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • WIlliam

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

    • WIlliam

      *NE Clam

      • V

        Absolutely incorrect.

        I do NOT like cream based soups.

  • baravelli

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I don’t enjoy thinking about Beckett’s butt because gross but yes.

  • WIlliam

    Damn, don’t strike out Jete.

  • WIlliam

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

  • WIlliam

    Damnit.

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • WIlliam

    Fuck, don’t make him look good.

  • Dela G

    damn beckett looked damn good

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Doooooooomed?

    • WIlliam

      It’s teh Varitek factor!!!!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Oh look a fluke midget MVP is up.

  • Roberto

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

    • Roberto

      make that 7

  • JimmieFoxx

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

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    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).

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

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

  • Hangoverologist

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      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

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

  • baravelli

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

    • baravelli

      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.

  • Dela G

    great play swish

  • Hangoverologist

    Sweet Jesus I thought Drew hit that one out.

  • WIlliam

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      didn’t strike out the side, DFA.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHHHHES!!

  • Dela G

    i bet the second time through, they get to beckett

  • Hangoverologist

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Code Amber Alert?

  • baravelli

    Stepping out of the box?!?! Embarrassing!

  • WIlliam

    Disgraces

    /West

  • Dela G

    man beckett is dealin

  • WIlliam

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

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Beckett’s four seamer is crispy early.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Beckett looks sharp tonight, not good.

  • Alex S

    When is this Joe West crap gonna go away?

  • charles poet

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

  • Alex S

    Damn Beckett is sharp tonight

  • Dela G

    my goodness

  • WIlliam

    Fuuuuuck, he’s looking great.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oof Beckett looks good. ‘Tis early though.

  • Hangoverologist

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

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

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

    • Jose

      He isn’t going to get 22 strikeouts?

    • Hangoverologist

      I’m not really worried. The Yanks have the ace of the future on the mound and the offense will get to Beckett on the second time through the order.

    • Alex S

      Not really worries. just impressive for a guy to K 5 of the first 6 Yanks he faces

  • Jose

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      He’s their fourth starter now, right? Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Bucholz, Wake/Dice-K.

      • Jose

        Yes, I was joking about Lou Merloni suggesting him going to the bullpen to shore it up.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

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

    • charles poet

      hard to say… looks like Joe West ate Dallas Braden.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        “looks like Joe West ate Dallas Braden”

        Classic. I’m laughing so hard right now.

    • WIlliam

      West, if only for the fact that he’s supposed to be an impartial observer of the game. Braden is a jackass, but at least it’s doesn’t go against his entire profession to be a jackass.

    • Hangoverologist

      Braden’s. West only said what he had to say once. Braden has been beating the dead horse for weeks now. At this point, Braden is a total attention whore.

      • WIlliam

        Yeah, but see what I said above.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Braden. West has a point but said it and supported it terribly. Braden is an extremely annoying douche.

  • baravelli

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

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

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

  • WIlliam

    1st k of the night.

  • baravelli

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

  • Dela G

    damn ortiz in 2006 would’ve murdered that fastball

  • charles poet

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

  • WIlliam

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

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      :: head explodes ::

    • Raf

      are they planning on getting rid of Ellsbury and hes starting the negative talk in the media?

    • WIlliam

      To be fair, Gardner could actually get as good as Ellsbury, but as of now, Ellsbury>>>>>>>>>Gardner.

      • Dela G

        agreed.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Yeah, but Peter Gammons saying that is what’s completely insane.

        • WIlliam

          Ohhhhhhh, completely missed the reason Bexy’s head exploded. My bad.

  • Hangoverologist

    Nice play by Hughes.

  • Dela G

    great play by phil

  • WIlliam

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Beltre can definitely field. But, I laughed.

      • WIlliam

        I know, but man, 5 errors so far this year. That’s bad for anyone. But for a guy who’s main tool is his defense. Eesh.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Hah. I would agree with this, though from what I see he gets to EVERYTHING but tends to make dumb errors. So far, anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      hahahah my thoughts exactly

    • WIlliam

      Thought for thought……get out of my head.

  • baravelli

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

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

    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.

    http://tinyurl.com/2gx8gh

    • Hangoverologist

      The royalties eighteen teams in baseball will have to pay will be enormous.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    A baserunner would be nice.

  • charles poet

    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?

  • Dela G

    man ike davis is straight rakin for the mets

    he just hit a homer

  • WIlliam

    Man, in Gardner terms that ball was absolutely crushed.

  • baravelli

    Cervelli breaks up the perfecto.

    • baravelli

      I swear I posted that right before the pitch he hit!

  • Sheepmeister

    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.

  • WIlliam

    You’ve been Cerve’d

  • Dela G

    cervelli!!!!

  • Hangoverologist

    Yay a baserunner.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Nice Cervelli

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Just give him the Gold Glove and MVP anyways.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

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

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      He did get hit in the head…that must be good enough a sacrifice.

  • baravelli

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

    • WIlliam

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

      • Jose

        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?

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

          • Jose

            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

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

          • Jose

            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.

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

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

  • Dela G

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

    • Dela G

      good job by winn

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Just get into that horribly performing Sox bullpen.

        • Dela G

          amen

    • Raf

      was thinking that as well

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Someone’s stealing secconnnndddd.

  • Hangoverologist

    Winn will go for second here.

  • charles poet

    Jeter rbi double

  • Dela G

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

    • Dela G

      jeez, jeter looks lost against beckett tonight

    • baravelli

      Embarrassing.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Jeter swinging at junk.

    • Sheepmeister

      The problem is all of the junk is in the strike zone.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • WIlliam

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

    • WIlliam

      *on

  • V

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    Derek Jeter is on pace for 30 walks this season.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Cano-esque.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Except, unlike Cano, Jeter’s line drive rate is about half of his career average.

        The surface numbers look good, but he’s not been the Jeter of old.

  • Raf

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

  • Camilo Gerardo

    nice hoook, phil!

  • Joe West’s Music Career

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

    The dead squirrel is third.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      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

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

  • Kevin

    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.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

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

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

    • WIlliam

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      /completely serious

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      /DarthVader’d

      But seriously. NO!

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Swisha!!!!!!!

  • WIlliam

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

    :: Head Explodes ::

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

    Good grief, you can’t walk Jason Varitek.

  • WIlliam

    Noooooo, teh perfect game!!!!!

  • Dela G

    walking varitek???

    ugh

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    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

    • Raf

      sounds like a lame excuse. might be hoping he’ll get it going against familiar NL batters.

    • Dorian

      Do you still leave cookies for Santy Clause?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ridiculous strike zone. That was a strike.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Walking Varitek? Just…what?

  • WIlliam

    2 k’s

  • Dela G

    that curve was filth!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • whozat

    Everything from Hughes is up tonight….

    • Camilo Gerardo

      when it was up, it was always to the corner. methinks that be the spot

  • WIlliam

    3 k’s!!

  • Dela G

    great K

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Generous call there.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Nah not according to Brooks.

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

    Phil Hughes can marry my yet to be born daughter.

    • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

      I need to find a way to introduce my sister to him.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Oh crap, Montero is hurt?

  • Reggie C.

    Sweet location!

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

  • Raf

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

  • damn yanks

    DEALIN

  • AJ

    Lol what a question.

  • charles poet

    Nick is still not hitting… ugh!

  • baravelli

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

    • charles poet

      Nice observation!

  • V

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

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      …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.

      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.

      • Raf

        Beckett is pounding the zone first pitch. just didnt hit that ball well.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • Hangoverologist

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      no, it’s three WSes on each team, no?

      • Hangoverologist

        I interpreted it as three World Series with two total teams. I think it may be the other way around.

        • Jose

          The trivia question tonight is deciphering what it is asking.

  • AJ

    Babe Ruth?

  • charles poet

    Tex still looks uncomfortable at the plate

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • damn yanks

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

  • Dela G

    the answer is babe ruth? thats who i think

  • Sheepmeister

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

  • Dela G

    great job by tex

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

  • Dela G

    a-rod!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Hey, look! Progress!

  • Hangoverologist

    Rally! Three run jack from Robbie!

  • Reggie C.

    Time for Cano to abuse that Green Monster.

  • baravelli

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

    • FIPster Doofus

      It’s fustrating.

      /Leiter’d

  • Dela G

    damn cano! :/

  • Hummingbird S.

    awful AB by Cano

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Yankees did something not optimal, Hummingbird S. is here.

    • Reggie C.

      Nah. Great sequence by Beckett more like it.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Awful AB? He swung and missed at 96 mph gas on the outside corner. Let’s give Beckett some credit.

  • Reggie C.

    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.

  • charles poet

    curve ball coming next

  • Jose

    cano average continues to plummet ! awful!

  • FIPster Doofus

    SWISH

  • Reggie C.

    KABOOM !!!

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

    Swishahouse!

  • Kristen

    SWISHALICIOUS

  • Raf

    nick the stick baby

  • Dela G

    SWISHER!!!

  • Hangoverologist

    ROAD SWISH!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    A home run by Nick Swisher!

  • charles poet

    Fuck you and your curve ball Biaaaaaaaaach!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Swish in freak mode.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Swiiiiiish!

  • whozat

    BOOM, BABY!

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    Brian Cashman got that guy for Wilson Betemit.

    True story.

    • V

      IETC.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      I want to facebook like this comment.

    • Hangoverologist

      Cash completely fleeced Kenny Williams for that deal. I’m amazed by it everyday.

    • charles poet

      your comment is funny but your name is awesome…

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      Awwww shucks guys….

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Swishalicious def def def

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    SWISH DOG!!!

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

    That t’was a hanger.

    • Raf

      like Leiter said, good take on the curve before in the dirt.

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow, what a shot… great Ab

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      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.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    swishaaaaa

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Human beckett’s back.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Gotta steal here.

  • Dela G

    and the machine is awaken

  • Reggie C.

    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!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    love it gardner

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

    /my new haircut’d

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Jaeger bombs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Someone’s stealing seccooonnddd.

  • V

    Wow, gotta love the crushed to DEEP center.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Name brand superstar pitcher!

  • Raf

    whoa now

  • V

    Ok. I want Pedroia hit for that.

    • charles poet

      more fun if it is Youk… he will really spaz

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Fucking douche.

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      This.

  • FIPster Doofus

    u mad Beckett?

  • Dela G

    really, beckett??

    what a loser

  • charles poet

    Hughes needs to retaliate….

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

      Nah, just asking for trouble them.

    • whozat

      Yes, let’s be just as juvenile and stupid as Josh Beckett.

      • Joe West’s Music Career

        Yes, he’d risk contracting the douchebagitis. It’s catching.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Cervelli needs to wink at him.

  • whozat

    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

      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

        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?

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          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.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Gardner you can CRAWL to second. Go!

  • mike c

    ASSHOLE!!!

  • Raf

    3 pitches, no steal. cmon Gardner get going.

  • Hummingbird S.

    what is gardner waiting for??

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

  • charles poet

    Another bright side Cleveland is hammering the Celtics

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Finally.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Teh Speed!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Another multi-hit game for Frank. Awesome.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • JD

    Love our flying catcher

  • Hangoverologist

    Cervelli gets some payback for Beckett’s throw.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Two seeing eye singles for Angel Eyes- love it.

  • Dela G

    cervelli says suck my nuts!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Hit ‘em where they is, Frankie.

  • Kevin

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

  • charles poet

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

  • Dela G

    ike davis just hit another homerun in the game

    incredible

    • Reggie C.

      Kid didn’t need AAA. He’s gonna be a contender for NL roy.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Heyward will win just based on his hype.

  • Raf

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

    • Raf

      or not

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Camilo Gerardo

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

  • WIlliam

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

  • Roberto

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Beckett threw way up and in on him

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Stepped out of the box and the next pitch was up and in and cervelli ended up face down on the ground

      • Roberto

        thank you sir

  • Dela G

    great inning by the yanks

  • SouthernYankeeFan

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Retaliation. Go!

  • Hummingbird S.

    first pitch swinging yet again…terrible

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

    • AJ

      still with Reed Johnson??

  • danny

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

    • Dela G

      cervelli stepped out of the box for too long apparently, so beckett threw a pitch that made him dive out of the way

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Pitched up and in to Cervelli for stepping out of the batter’s box.

    • Hangoverologist

      He threw high and in at Cerv.

    • danny

      woops didnt realize somone just asked the same question

  • Dela G

    yay i got the trivia right! :)

    • Kevin

      I missed it, what was the answer?

      • Kristen

        Babe Ruth

  • bonestock94

    Please nail a red sox player

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Please don’t, it’s still a pretty close game and let’s not be as douchey as Beckett.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Brushback pitch would be sufficient. Just nt to JD Drew because I respect him.

      • Camilo Gerardo

        Amen. praises to Mo

    • WIlliam

      Uh, how about now.

      • WIlliam

        *no

  • Hangoverologist

    I got the trivia wrong mostly due to misinterpretation.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      what was the answer? I totally missed it =/

      • Dela G

        babe ruth

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Thanks. You too, JWZ.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Babe.

  • Raf

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

    • Dela G

      no he said his dad was born the same day i think?

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        I think he said he likes to eat hey.

        /telephone’d

        • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

          *hay

  • WIlliam

    Teh no hitter!!!!

  • AJ

    damn…i know its early but i was thinking immortality

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      thanks Michael Kay

  • Raf

    good job by Winn getting that in

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Settle down Hughes.

  • Camilo Gerardo

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

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Winn ftw.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Marcus Thames would have had that.

    (I crack myself up sometimes.)

  • Hummingbird S.

    good play Winn…

    come on Hughes, don’t give it back

  • WIlliam

    That was a ball?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • AJ

    Ortiz stares at his sac flies.

  • WIlliam

    Phew, that was close.

  • charles poet

    well done Phil.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Standing ovation? Seesh.

    • WIlliam

      That’s called really low expectations.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        I mean it’s better than boo’ing like what we hear for Javy but honestly there’s nothing special about a sac fly.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      We love warning track flyouts!!!!!!!!

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

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

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Eiland told him to go back to the fastball more.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      And he was correct in that judgment.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • charles poet

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Did you know it’s actually getting slower during those last ten feet?

      Your mind = blown

      • WIlliam

        /Fox’d

      • charles poet

        can’t respond, picking up pieces of gray matter off the floor…

        • Reggie C.

          ietcvvm

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Oh word…

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Good job Hughes.

  • Dela G

    philthy fastball

  • WIlliam

    4 k’s. Nice work minimizing the damage.

  • AJ

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PETkHFxL-ks

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      /racism’d

  • V

    Gotta love when a top prospect does that.

    • WIlliam

      Speaking of Jesus, any word on the extent of his injury?

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Not yet.

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Ugh, take a fucking pitch, Jeter!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Still can’t shake lingering Jeter worries…

  • Reggie C.

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

  • V

    Ah… Jeter being Jeter.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    WTF is with this shit?

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Raf

    oh god Nick Johnson dont get injured now

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

    Fuck. What’s up with NJ?

  • Kristen

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

    • Camilo Gerardo

      what was the story with jete and bubblewrap?

      • Kristen

        After Mo, Pettitte & Posada were hurt a bubblewrap manufacturer sent Jeter a customized roll and a letter telling him to stay healthy

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Uh oh.

  • Reggie C.

    Aw crap.

    Nick Johnson hurt?

  • Dela G

    ugh we needed nick

  • WIlliam

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

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Don’t be hurt, NJ.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    NJ got another fucking booboo? Ay yay yay.

  • WIlliam

    Well, at least it was a hard hit ball.

  • Reggie C.

    Alright. Posada available to DH?

  • AJ

    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.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      And who said that?

    • WIlliam

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

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

        • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

          • mike c

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

            • Raf

              making stuff up never helps you mike c.

              • mike c

                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

                • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

                  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.

            • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

              lol.

              This is just not true, at all.

            • WIlliam

              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

            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.

            • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

              I don’t recall anyone saying he’d start 150 games.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    The injury bug moved in from Citi…

  • Raf

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

  • WIlliam

    Damn, really shor inning.

    • WIlliam

      *short

  • charles poet

    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.

  • charles poet

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

  • Dick Whitman

    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.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Eh, not worth it. Tomorrow’s a day game. Let that calf have another night of rest.

      • WIlliam

        This.

    • mike c

      don’t get cute with the the lineup, that’s why we don’t have a healthy godzilla right now

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • charles poet

    Is that Jason Bay’s twin batting

  • WIlliam

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    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.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    He goneee

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    There we go. Crappy V-Tek.

  • WIlliam

    Teh Swish!!!!!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Gotta love Swish

  • Reggie C.

    Is Swish limping?

    /paranoia’d

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    So when will Mickey Ds come back down to earth?

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oy. Hughes. C’mon.

  • WIlliam

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

  • Dela G

    cmon phil, you got it

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Good job again Hughes.

  • baravelli

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Part fly ball part liner? That’s a guess.

  • Dela G

    good job

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

  • Ivan

    Just arrive from work, Tell me what I miss.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Phil is a little shaky today but otherwise good. Swish is also a beast with a 3 run homer.

      And in obivous news Josh Becket is a dick.

  • WIlliam

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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Raf

    Michael Kay does not like Citgo

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

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

  • WIlliam

    Michael Kay- official billboard designer.

  • AJ

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    FUCK YOU BECKETT.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Jeter
      Mattingly

      ummmm that’s all I can think of? Is that bad?

  • FIPster Doofus

    Fuck off, Beckett.

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

    Good grief.

  • Raf

    shit that wasnt good

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Oh shit be ok Robbie

  • WIlliam

    I swaer to god, no no no.

  • AJ

    Ok. Now THIS is scary.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Beckett sucks. Beckett sucks. Beckett sucks.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Motherfuck. Time to set Boston on fire.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      (Figuratively, of course.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Literally.

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Cano, pleeeeease be okay.

  • Reggie C.

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

    • Raf

      wouldnt expect it to be either. people will think that tho

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      It’s not that it’s intentional. It’s that he doesn’t give a shit if he comes way too far inside.

    • V

      First base was open. And that fucking smirk on his fucking face.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Wasn’t intentional but have we retaliated once this entire year? For anything?

  • Kristen

    Shit.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

    • AJ

      Until…?

      • V

        He’s being sarcastic.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    If cano is hurt, I’ll hate you buckett

  • ShuutoHeat

    OMG TeH DEFENSE!! TeH Pitching!!!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

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

    • charles poet

      I am with you

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      And I ain’t talkin’ about Brett and that 12-year-old from down the street

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    This is getting ridiculous

  • WIlliam

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

    • WIlliam

      Uh-oh.

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

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

    /lazy

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    I hope Swisher does it again right here.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

    /MSM’d

  • AJ

    Oh…my…god.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

  • Kristen

    Fuck.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    FUCKKKKKKK

  • Dela G

    good god

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Fuck not good at all.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Raf

    yea thats not looking good.

  • Reggie C.

    Now i’m fucking furious. Green light time!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Pinch runner, oh boy…

  • donttradecano

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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Pedroia now has to be hit. Has to be.

  • WIlliam

    Beckett’s even hitting his own team mates.

  • Raf

    ugh thats a crossup that has to hurt.

  • AJ

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

    http://cache.daylife.com/image.....O/610x.jpg

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Beckett is even hitting his own damn team.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    ….snd he called it a ball.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oh my goodness Robbie PLEASE be okay.

  • V

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

  • Jack

    Oh, fuck you Josh.

  • Hangoverologist

    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.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      If they just took out our best hitter for the whole series I will be seriously fucking pissed.

    • Pasqua

      That’s why the call him Robinson “Well-Conditioned Knees” Cano.

  • AJ

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

    • ShuutoHeat

      …you know…when you’re lonely…….

      • dalelama

        handling his own stick

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    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.

    • V

      I want another 3 runs this inning, then one on Pedroia’s knee.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      I hope they get a big lead and Romulo gets to be the retaliator.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        That would be fantastic. Maybe Youk tries to fight him.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

    • Raf

      Cervelli will have to break out the IF glove if anything happens.

  • WIlliam

    Noooow we drill them.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Awww. Wittle Nick Johnson wist huwt.

  • David A

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Left knee.

    • Hangoverologist

      Cano got hit on his back knee.

    • Kristen

      Drilled on the left knee.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Right on the inside of left knee cap

      • David A

        Damn well hope hes ok…

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

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

    • Kristen

      Same wrist as his 2008 injury (right)

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Lame. Thanks.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Question: When a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it. Does Nick Johnson get hurt?

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Yes

  • ShuutoHeat

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Beckett just called Swisher a “fag”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Seriously. They should it on NESN

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        showed

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Irony is pretty damn ironic. Not insinuating Beckett is homo by the way.

    • WIlliam

      Can you get suspended/fined for that?

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        probably not but you should be. Profanity is one thing, but homophobic/racist/ethnic slurs caught on camera should result in at the very least a fine.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        I sure hope not. That would be the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

          I disagree. That’s a helluva lot worse than a swear, I think. They shouldn’t be punished for saying it, but being caught on camera doing so could easily be considered a misdemeanor against the integrity of the game, no?

          • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

            Eh. I’m not PC so don’t ask me. I call my friends that all the time so I’d be a bit hypocritical to complain about Beckett.

            That aside. I think the fines/suspensions/warnings are out of control already.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      He’s such an asshole, I really can’t deal with it.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      He’s worried that Braden is usurping his crown as biggest douche in baseball.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Well he got it.

  • WIlliam

    Come on Swish, get something for the team!

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Cervelli, please make this fucker pay.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon gardner, we have to score a run here

    • Hummingbird S.

      comon Cerv!

  • First Time Poster

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    P.S. FUCK BECKETT!

  • WIlliam

    Intentionally walking Brett Gardner. That made my year!

  • Raf

    oh come on Frankie, get back at him here

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

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

  • Dela G

    intentional walk?? wow

    gardner is feared

    • Jack

      gardner is feared

      Goddammit, beat me to it.

      • Sheepmeister

        This makes him a lock for the HOF

        /Jim Rice’d

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Did you see Braden’s comments today?

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        I saw. He’s crying for attention. Beckett loves being a douche. Braden will fade out, Beckett is be a dick forever.

        HAHAHA YOU WALKED CERV FUCK YOU BECKETT.

  • WIlliam

    Please don’t k.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

    • WIlliam

      and Francisco Cervelli.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        I excluded him out of respect

    • Pasqua

      Scoreboard!

  • AJ

    Win one for the Gimper…NJ…

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Love the time call, Frankie.

  • Kristen

    SUCH A DOUCHEBAG

  • WIlliam

    Yay for Cervelli, I gonna kill you Beckett.

  • Dela G

    wow beckett go eff yourself

    4-1 yanks

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Ha ha Fuck you Beckett

  • Reggie C.

    ACES WILD.

    Thanks for the BB you douche.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    FRANKIE!

  • Hughesus Christo

    TRUE YANKEE

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    WIINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUCK YOU BECKETT!!!!!!!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    RANDY WINN FTMFW!

  • Kristen

    And Randy Winn with the timely hit.

  • Dela G

    randy winn!!

    5-1!

  • Raf

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

  • WIlliam

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

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Good job Winn.

  • Pasqua

    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.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Good time for a message pitch there, champ

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Beckett is such a fucking asshole.

    • ShuutoHeat

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

  • Kilgore Trout

    Cervelli’s dive back to second was hilarious.

  • BigBlueAL

    Winn is clutch.

  • Jack

    Cerve should’ve charged him.

    • AJ

      that woulda been bad for his health.

  • AJ M.

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      In the game.

  • AJ

    Warn the benches yet?>

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    But all teh strike outs though111!!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Everything is bigger in Texas, including the dickfaces.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      i laughed.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    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

  • Kristen

    DOUCHE DOUCHE DOUCHE

    • Kristen

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

  • Raf

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

  • Across the pond

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

  • AJ

    THROW HIM OUT OF THE GAME!!!!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    I swear to God.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • danny

    hahahhahahahhaah, fuck you beckett!

  • Dela G

    this is bullshit

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    He’s just trying to get a warning now.

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

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

    • Raf

      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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    There will be a brawl in this game.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Wow. Just… wow.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

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

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Beckett just die okay?

  • Pasqua

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

    • Hall and Nokes

      No kidding. He might just sit down on the mound like the Baumer.

  • Hughesus Christo

    They haven’t even given a warning yet?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Hope Jetes had the bubble wrap on under his uniform

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    When Mariano gets out there, SHIT IS GOING DOWN

    • Across the pond

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

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        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.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Arod: “FUckin Asshole”

    • WIlliam

      For real?

  • China Joe

    Your Yankees team RBI leader…Derek Jeter? WTF?

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    HAHAHAHAHAHA WINNNN IS FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Raf

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

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

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

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      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?

  • WIlliam

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

  • V

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

    I love my wife.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Your wife wants Beckett to suck her penis?

      /had to

  • Dela G

    this is greatness

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    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.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Hangoverologist

    Tex will have a grand slam. Book it.

  • Greg G.

    Only have the game on Gameday…is Jeter okay?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      He seems totally fine.

    • YOU DOWN WITH OBP !?!

      seems like it

  • BigBlueAL

    Hughes better drill someone this inning.

    • Kilgore Trout

      Na, Sanchez hits the smurf in the 8th.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    Hahahaha I love that the bases are STILL loaded

  • Raf

    Posada looks pissedddd

  • AJ M.

    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:

    Ortiz
    Youk
    Pedroia
    Varitek

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

    • China Joe

      I don’t think anyone has good enough control to hit Pedroia…dude’s a midget

    • Reggie C.

      No point in hitting the corpse of David Ortiz. That pitch you’d be back would stink of rot.

  • WIlliam

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

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Enough of this crap already!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      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.”

  • Dela G

    he has zero command

    this is nuts, pull his ass out tito

  • Pasqua

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    TEIXXX!!!

    Fuck you again Beckett.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Fuck yes Teixiera. Eat Shit and die Beckett

  • Dela G

    8-1

    thank god

  • WIlliam

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

  • BigBlueAL

    Bye Bye asshole.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Enjoy paying this guy $68 mill, Boston.

  • Kristen

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

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

    Get the fuck out of there you bum.

    • Ivan

      Bum is an understatemate.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • phughesisgod

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

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

    • Raf

      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

  • Ryan

    Hope Hughes responds.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

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

  • WIlliam

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Maybe unleash Joba’s 100 mph on Youkillis’s balls.

      You mean 93 mph fastball, right?

      • WIlliam

        I’m in a delirious state that combines happiness, anger, and opptimism.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    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’.

    • WIlliam

      and whose suspensions don’t really affect us.

  • Jobamania

    here is beckett mouthing to swisher

    http://www.sawauto.com/uploade.....faggot.gif

    what a little !#!$%

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      I believe you that he said it, but I had trouble reading his lips there.

    • Pasqua

      We hated these guys when we went to high school with them, but worship them when we watch them on tv. It’s moments like these that remind us of how many of them are man-children.

  • Joe D.

    Hello, RAB.

    At game.

    Had to pop in and say:

    Tee Hee!

    That is all.

  • Jose

    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*

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Logan has the same M.O., he’d be good too.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    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.

  • bonestock94

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • Camilo Gerardo

      yea, that could be bad. praises to mo

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Goodbye, you fucking asshole.

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    First pitch from Phil should be a big looping curveball

  • WIlliam

    What’s a strike?

  • Beef Hammerdong

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

  • Pasqua

    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!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

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

    /kid’d

    • mike c

      we gotta hurt youkilis now, no mercy

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • WIlliam

    What’s a strike.

  • Ivan

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

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Ha add another run to Beckett’s line.

  • WIlliam

    9-1!!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

    • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

      A-Rod should have run across the Sox dugout and punched Beckett in the face.
      But IETC, anyway.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        I liked AISD’s comment. I super-liked Ana’s comment.

    • Hangoverologist

      That would have been some funny stuff.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      Cano, sadly.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    OMG Yankee killer Beckett!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

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

    • Jose

      Nitpick: He is hitting 5th, not cleanup

    • AJ M.

      He’s hitting fifth, but he’ll still never hit in a power spot like that.

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • donttradecano

      neither?

  • China Joe

    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

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Joe West

    This game is taking, literally, forever.

    • phughesisgod

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

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    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

      I would laugh my balls off if Pedroia charged CC.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      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.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Beckett smiled when he got replaced! What a prick!

    • Frigidevil

      he also smiled when he hit Cano, which makes him an even bigger prick

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Epstein knows all..

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

    • WIlliam

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

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          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

        he hasnt been too good for a long time now

    • Pasqua

      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.

  • LB

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

  • danny

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Don’t hit Drew. He’s classy.

    • Hangoverologist

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

      LF: Gardner
      CF: Granderson
      RF: Drew

      • WIlliam

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

        • Hangoverologist

          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.

          • WIlliam

            Even better. Your former OF, but DH teh Swish. Gardner is one of my favorite players.

  • Ivan

    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.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Can Pedroia get any shorter or smaller? CC will show us.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Ha. That would be a sight to see.

  • Hey ZZ

    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.

  • Jobamania

    hughes was on the bench for ages

  • Zack

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    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.

    • Stadium Garlic Fries

      you shouldn’t be in game if you can’t command fast ball with bases loaded.

      • Beef Hammerdong

        …and your fucking fastball sits 95-96 MPH.

        Shit was tense.

    • Jose
  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    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

    • mike c

      so glad this game isn’t on fox

  • WIlliam

    Ortiz has 2 rbis.

  • BigBlueAL

    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??

    • WIlliam

      It was good for both sides.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yup totally. Although the Marlins might just get more great years out of it. Signing Hanley when they did was huge for them.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      I’d say both sides won but the Marlins got the better end.

  • Hey ZZ

    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

      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

        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

          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

        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.

      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.

  • Rob Has No Innings Limit

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

    /Semi-Serious’d

    • BigBlueAL

      Ill be your best man if you want :-)

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Haha you got it.

    • Rob Has No Innings Limit

      That cutter he just threw made my pants a little tighter.

    • Pasqua

      Josh Beckett just called you a fag.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Tell Beckett to learn how to pitch. To not be homophobic. To not be a dick. And to not be horribly stupid.

    • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

      You have to fight me first. And I’m a girl.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

  • Ryan

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      He’ll be instantly loved by all.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    /really late on that one

  • Reggie C.

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

    • mike c

      2 strikeouts?

    • Reggie C.

      Meh. I’ll take the above post back. That FB to Hermida was all location. Hughes won’t go above 120, but he should learn to compete with 100 pitches thrown.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

  • Dela G

    great job by hughes

  • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

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

    Fuck you, Josh Beckett. Fuck. You.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    HUUUUGHHHHES!!!!!!!!!!

    And Kay noticed the lack of changeups! PROGRESS.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

  • AJ M.

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

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

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

    • Jack

      Hughes threw at Cervelli a few times. Don’t know what that’s about.

    • Rob Has No Innings Limit

      Instant cleanup? Let that shit settle.

      /freshstep’d

    • Jose

      Oh JMK, I just spit out my drink. I don’t know why I found this post so hilarious.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        It’s funny if you don’t have to clean it. One of the others, Chloe Monster, has crystals when she pees. Horrible.

        Maybe having 6 cats was a mistake…

        • dark side of the goon

          Are you serious? Six cats?

  • Ivan

    Man Phil was nasty with them cutters.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • WIlliam

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

    • WIlliam

      *worst

  • Jim

    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?

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Phil, I love you.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I think Pettitte overheard that, he is now crying in the corner… what have you done??

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Andy knows my love for him is my one true love. All other loves are secondary.

    • Hangoverologist

      *resists urge to make Pettitte joke*

  • WIlliam

    Why won’t Tampa Bay lose?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      They will. It’s still early and they’ve played an easy schedule.

      • WIlliam

        I know, it’s just so frustrating being over 700 and not being in 1st.

        • Hangoverologist

          Tampa’s schedule hits a tough bump this month when they play the Yankees for a two game set and Boston for a three game set.

    • Dela G

      have you seen their schedule? they play the school of the blind every day

  • charles poet

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Probably not but who knows. Beckett is stupid.

    • WIlliam

      Forget Jeter, it was Cano that we need to worry about. As for intentional or not, hard to tell.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

  • JD

    Hah beckett took varitek out too. Douche

  • Jobamania

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • WIlliam

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

  • Jobamania

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

    LOL

    • John Sterling

      Well Jobamania, you just can’t predict baseball

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      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

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

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        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.

  • JD

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

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Damn Gardner got robbed

  • WIlliam

    Uhg, robbed of another hit.

  • Hey ZZ

    “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.

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Let’s get CC involved. Let’s see them try and mess with him.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        You saw what Porcello did to Youk…good god CC would have a field day.

        • Frigidevil

          I’d imagine it would go something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related (safe)

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          They probably can’t even make CC move. He could just sit on them and they’ll be knocked out.

          • Jack

            /Rikishi’d

    • Raf

      his FB in the first 5 innings was pinpoint accuracy. completely lost that in the 6th or maybe just had no regard for putting the ball where he should’ve

  • SouthernYankeeFan

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

  • charles poet

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

    • Marcus

      Maybe that’s how they do it in Texas, but not in the 209.

      /boneheads, all of ‘em’d

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

        Picks up freshman?

      • charles poet

        That was awesome… not in the 209 LOL!!!!

    • FIPster Doofus
      • charles poet

        OMG!!!!! that was hilarious… thank you, I just spit beer out of my mouth laughing.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • mike c

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      Could it be that he actually believes that? I know it’s a crazy idea and all…

      • mike c

        yeah maybe he believes swisher’s a fag too then i guess

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      what did he say? I missed it.

      • mike c

        kay asked if he thought beckett was out of line and hitting people on purpose… flaherty said it was absolutely not

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

    Kimberly Jones working the clubhouse.

    JMK = aroused

    • Dela G

      as am i…

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Someone get Romulo a cheeseburger, stat.

  • Raf

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    93 MPH still for Hughes.

  • JD

    Jeter just got retaliation! lol

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

  • Raf

    Phranchise baby. great outing

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Great job by Phil tonight.

  • Dela G

    excellent job by hughes

    *standin ovay*

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      I’ll join you. Near Future ace.

      • Hangoverologist

        My projected rotation for 2013:

        CC
        Hughes
        Lee
        Nova
        ManBan

        • mike c

          no AJ?

          • Hangoverologist

            AJ’s contract runs out in 2013, so typo on my part. I meant 2014 rotation.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          My hopeful rotation

          CC
          Hughes
          Joba
          ManBan
          ZMac

          With Jose Ramirez in the ready.

        • Reggie C.

          Jose Ramirez is debuting in 2013 as the 5th starter. Have no fear. Ramirez will be pitching in Tampa soon enough. I’d bet Nova is long gone by 2013, having been traded for bench depth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Heh..

      It’s funny, as pissed as most of us are. I’d bet Joe G is even more angry.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        He’s gotta be seething. Can you imagine Scoscia right now? He’d be having an apoplectic fit on the bench.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    Wow. Philip Tiberius Hughes, you are awesome.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      that can’t possibly be his real middle name…right?

  • Ivan

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

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      Especially with shaky control.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        I didn’t think his control was that shaky. Not razor sharp, but he seemed to be hitting the glove a lot.

  • ecksodia

    Nice one, Phil.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I take back everything I said about Winn earlier.

  • Dela G

    randy is on fiya!

    yezzur

  • mike c

    i hear some grunting and farting coming from the bullpen…

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    NESN hasn’t mentioned the Celtics score all night.

    • SouthernYankeeFan

      Martinez looks scared of the ball

    • Jose

      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

        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

      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

      • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

        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

          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.

  • China Joe

    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.

  • Dela G

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

    i’m loving this

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      ha. Cap’n America can’t catch him either.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Joe West’s Music Career

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

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      /Theo’d

    • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

      I want JD Drew.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Thames has some POWER. That was a flick.

    • mike c

      it was a knuckleball though

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Dax J

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

  • baravelli

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

    • Kevin

      Swisher did it too.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Yeah, Tex is a natural righty.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Get back on track D-ROB!

  • Dela G

    i love this offense

    great game for the O

  • charles poet

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

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      God I hope he comes to the Knicks. The guy screams New Yorker.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

  • Dela G

    cmon david, you got it

  • charles poet

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Dela G

    hahaha pedroia really swung at that??

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • charles poet

    Ok maybe not, but made him look funny!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

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

  • Dela G

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

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

      And it’s not even his best pitch. That’s the crazy part. Lee’s changeup is fantastic.

      • Dela G

        his changeup is scary. i feel sorry for those who have to face him

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oy. C’mon Robertson.

  • Dela G

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

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

    • charles poet

      Agree!!!!!!!

    • mike c

      joba comes in for the 9th

  • Camilo Gerardo

    i would romulo pitch the ninth

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    God Robertson’s starting to get irritating

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Man i really want to see robertson figure it out

  • FIPster Doofus

    Ugh. I wish D-Rob would get right.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

    • Jack

      Twitter jail?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        It’s when you update Twitter too often and you can’t update for a while. :(

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK’s Mystique and Aura

          It’s just the Tweetdeck client, to my knowledge. Not all of Twitter.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            It’s not letting me upload it on the web :(

            • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

              and by “upload it on the web” I mean update from the web.

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      God I hope not. You can add Bruney to that list as well.

  • Raf

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

    • charles poet

      2010 Ortiz could crush them if he hadn’t gotten rid of the syringe

      • ecksodia

        Bravo.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Eiland is all pumped up too.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • WIlliam

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

  • charles poet

    20 pitches and erratic = not good

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    At least Beltre hit a good pitch there.

  • BigBlueAL

    Robertson sucks. There I said it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Melvin-To-America/193013541601?ref=sgm Andy In Sunny Daytona

      ..at this time.

      • BigBlueAL

        Hopefully not for much longer.

  • Camilo Gerardo

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

  • larryf

    I hope Robertson pitches the 9th

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    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.

    • Jose

      Red Sox will throw at someone in the top of the 1st. A warning will be issued and we won’t even be able to retaliate.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Shit. That probably will happen. God do I hate that team.

      • mike c

        hopefully joba comes in for the 9th to greet his old friend youkilis, grunting and farting

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    He’ll get it with time.

  • JD

    contusion for varitek…caused by josh the douche beckett

    • WIlliam

      So much to like in this sentence.

  • V

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

    • WIlliam

      Yeah, no calling of the dogs bullshit.

      • WIlliam

        *off

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

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

    • Stadium Garlic Fries

      looks like Bruney we know …

    • Hangoverologist

      The WHIP! It burns!

    • Dela G

      lol the MLB pitchers the yanks let go of suck so bad this year

  • V

    Goddamnit.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Got em on the curveball. Sneaky bastard.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    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.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Pedro and Clemens were douches too, but at least they got outs.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Pedro and Clemens were at least respectable aces. They both are douches but hey they have some sort of right for being so damn good.

        Beckett is nowhere even close to that caliber.

        • WIlliam

          Beckett isn’t even the ace of his own staff.

          /still irked by this

          • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

            Beckett is a top tier number 2 fringe number 1.

  • WIlliam

    I still like this commercial.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      You guys ready to rent some cahhhs?

      (I like that commercial too)

      • WIlliam

        fuggedaboudit

      • WIlliam

        and I’m pretty sure it’s rent.

        /nitpick’d

        • WIlliam

          man I’m an idiot, I mean I’m pretty sure it’s sell

          • V

            It’s Avis. They rent cars.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    v-mart is a good mark, just saying

  • Rich M

    Anyone know why Montero was pulled in the second inning?

    • WIlliam

      Thanks for reminding me, and no.

    • Jose

      Felt something running to first base.

  • charles poet

    with 2 outs, Boone needs to drill someone

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

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

  • bicycle boy

    Here comes Boone Logan throwing his heater with no command.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Boone. Logan. Throw. Strikes.

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      blowing them out is the best revenge.

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah but I’m not gonna like this happening again.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        eh. Bullshit. We can blow them out, and hurt them.

        • mike c

          this

    • Dela G

      who gives a flying piece of crap that they hit our hitters

      we won the game

      ballgame over

      yankees win

      • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

        Cano got hurt a lot. Jorge is out because of a hit pitch. Retaliation will hopefully stop this bush leagueness.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        …So if Cano is out for 2 weeks, and Jeter’s back tightens up, you really don’t give a shit that they hit our hitters? I’m tired of our guys getting hit.

        • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

          And if Jorge’s calf acts up again…

        • mike c

          and they were throwing at cervelli’s HEAD– after they knew we didn’t have another emergency catcher with pena in the game

  • charles poet

    perfect time and hitter.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • WIlliam

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

    • FIPster Doofus

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

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Sox lose, Bruins lose, Celtics lose.

    G’night Boston!

  • charles poet

    sweep the series

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah this guy is such a fag right Beckett?

    • Frigidevil

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

  • WIlliam

    I love Swish!

  • Hey ZZ

    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.

  • Dela G

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

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    See Hughes Boston? That’s a REAL pitcher.

  • WIlliam

    Loving Hughes’s BB/9 rate.

  • WIlliam

    Player of the game is Josh Beckett.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

    • Frigidevil

      Youkilis in the back with the fastball/clue’d

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Im pretty sure though CC will hit or brush someone back tomorrow.

      Which will more than likely result in a bench warning… The umps will be on red alert mode tomorrow.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Oh fuck NJ is going back to New York.

  • hittingstrategy

    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

      I want the entire Red Sox team dead.

    • Joe D.

      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?