Game 29: Just stay healthy

Johnson to miss several weeks with inflammation
Open Thread: Pray for rain
"No way bro, I think you could pass for 6-foot." (Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP)

Update (6:07pm): The game is set to resume at 6:20pm ET, and the broadcast is going to shift over to FX.

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The Yankees’ roster has taken a pretty big hit in the form of seven small hits over the last week, as player after player after player succumbs to some kind of injury. Reinforcements have been called up from Triple-A and sent back down in favor of even more reinforcements. Throughout this chaos, there’s been one constant: winning.

The Yankees have won seven of their last eight games, and that’s because of the pitching. The four non-Javy Vazquez starters are a combined 16-1 with a 2.16 ERA over 23 starts, and they’re taking the ball deep into games. Believe it or not, the highest ERA (NJVD) belongs to today’s starter, CC Sabathia with a 2.74. I know if I signed a guy to a $161MM contract, I’d expect more than just the fourth highest ERA on my pitching staff.

Now that my lame attempt at humor is out of the way, here’s today lineup…

Jeter, SS
Gardner, CF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, DH
Swisher, RF
Winn, LF
Cervelli, C – fourth game in a row & his 8th start in the last 14 games … oh to be young again
Pena, 2B

And on the mound, Carsten Charles Sabathia.

The weather is Boston isn’t pretty, but it looks like there’s enough of a window to get this one in. First pitch is scheduled for 3:10pm ET and will be broadcast nationally on FOX. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: In case you’ve missed our earlier coverage, Kevin Russo has replaced Nick Johnson on the active roster, and Johnson may be out for a while. We anticipate a few more changes over the next few days as the Yanks will look to shore up the DH spot once Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada are both up to speed. Posada expects to DH tomorrow when the weather in Boston has cleared, and earlier today, Joe ran down some potential moves the Yanks could make this week.

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Johnson to miss several weeks with inflammation
Open Thread: Pray for rain
  • ultimate913

    Will Russo be with the team during today’s game? I know he is on the roster now but I guess, what I mean to say is, has he arrived in Boston yet?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Yes. He’s already in Boston, already in the clubhouse. He got the call last night.

    • Kristen

      Yes, he’s already in Boston.

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

    Buchholz is probably their best performing starter right now. Get into that bullpen early and the Yankees will win.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    This Week in Baseball is a REALLY SILLY show. Apparently Derek Jeter is the most feared hitter in the AL.

    • Hangoverologist

      I agree. But the commercial that has CC, Eiland, Longoria, and Damon is pretty funny.

  • pat

    Hah, I liked that Pepsi commercial.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Yanks should call up Da Jesus to replace the OBP Jesus.

    /Half-kidding, Half-not’d

    • pat

      Awesome, but kinda not awesome as well

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Seriously though, I’m looking forward to some Miranda Time. We Yankee fans have our own Cuban Assassin to pull for now.

        • mbonzo

          The way the team is playing, I feel like the Yanks have a good opportunity to move Posada to the DH and alternate him with Montero. I know they don’t want him to miss any development, but what better development could there be than catching CC Sabathia or Andy Pettitte? Meanwhile, the way people talk about Posada as a leader, and from his excitement with Montero from ST, I feel like he would be a great teacher and role model for the kid. What do the Yankees have to lose from calling him up?

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

            What do they have to lose if they call him up right now? Basically they lose Jesus Montero the catcher.

            • mbonzo

              I am talking about calling him up as the catcher. Is he really that much worse than Posada? Couldn’t he learn more about catching from doing it with some real veteran pitchers?

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

                Well if the “scouts” are saying he can’t stick at catcher then maybe he’s worse than Jorge. However if you take him out of AAA especially when in a mini-slump you take away the benefit of developing his catching skills everyday in a non stressful environment. The kid is 20. He’s got time.

                • mbonzo

                  I certainly agree with you that he needs to develop as a catcher. I’m just not so sure that he would be better off learning it in AAA. I don’t know the guy but from what I’ve heard from scouts, he embraces the spotlight and works really hard. He seems like the kinda guy that would learn from the majors and not pull a Greinke.

    • ultimate913

      How’s he going to get to Boston when he cant run out a ground ball?

      /???’d

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

    Bean town is right.

  • Rob

    Hey. I miss one day of Yankees action, and the roster is in disarray. Can someone update me on who is up and who is down after the Johnson/Cano injuries?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Casey Kelly is starting for the Red Sox.

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

      Johnson to DL.
      Cano DH’ing.
      Jorge sitting but should DH tomorrow.

      • Rob

        and Russo and Romulo are up?

  • Rob

    And also hitting 4th and playing SS at the same time?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      No need for fielders at all. Just a catcher, and a 1b for when his stuff is so nasty that the catcher can’t hang on to strike 3.

      • Rob

        The batter wouldn’t dare run on a dropped third strike off Casey.Plus, he wouldn’t need the catcher. He could get it himself and run down the batter with his 80 tool speed.

  • Cecala

    I would actually like to see Cervelli DH a little when Posada is finally healthy. Play out his hot bat until it starts to cool off.

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

      If you’re gonna have Cerv is th lineup just let him catch to lessen the stress on Jorge.

    • Tank the Frank

      - 1

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

      And they were like, “You iz trollin'” and I was like, “I am not trollin’!”

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      You just like staring at his enchanting eyes. He’s like Nosferatu.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Nosferatu has nothing on Frankie C!

      • Cecala

        When Frankie is happy, I am happy.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Ugh, here comes the clowns…. and I’m not talking about the Sux.

    On a side note, Yankees need to destroy Clay Buttholez. Without getting injured in the process.

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

    Oooh a Nardi interview form Mike Ashmore.

    http://thunderbaseball.wordpre.....8/nardi-2/

  • pat

    I’m going to preemptively set the over under at 8 factually inaccurate statements made my this broadcasting duo tonight. I will take the over. I will try and keep a tally throughout the game.

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

      8? You should start at like, 80.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Per inning?

  • ShuutoHeat

    Reversal of fortune McCarver? How is that a fucking reversal of fortune? Did you just fucking think of that you old bag? Sorry folks, I forgot to hit the mute button.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      because apparently the Yankees are used to shitty pitching or something whereas the Red Sox always have a team of five aces. Always!!!

      • ShuutoHeat

        TEH DEFENSE AND TEH PITCHING!!!

  • Dela G

    let’s get it yanks!

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

    Yeah…no. Out of those 3 Lester is the only legitimate ace.

  • Dela G

    jeter has 22 rbi??

    wow i mustve not been paying attn

  • Dela G

    good job jetes

    pitching and defense ftw

  • Handtius

    Can’t do the jeter play!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Listening on the radio, spared the Fox morons but can’t watch. Not sure if this is good or bad yet.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    WTF with that scouting report.

  • ShuutoHeat

    TEH DEFEN5E!!!!

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

    Run Derek run.

  • Hangoverologist

    Lol at Scutaro trying to do Derek’s signature move.

  • Dela G

    what an amazing bunt by teh gritster

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

    Yay Brett. Run both you guys run!

  • Cecala

    Amazing bunt, I love GGBG!

  • mbonzo

    Victor Martinez has a great arm.

  • Ty

    Woah tip of the hat Pedroia…would of been fun to watch Gardner circle the bases on that one.

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

    Oh Jesus, Pedroia love.

    Anyways run Gardy run!

  • Handtius

    Oh my god…Paderass is just doing his job.

  • ShuutoHeat

    GARNDER!! THUNDER AND LIGHTNING!
    Gardy strikes fear in the hearts of teh defense!

  • Hangoverologist

    Double steal?

    • Hangoverologist

      Nevermind.

      • V

        No. That’s way too smart for the Yankees to do. Two pretty speedy runners, a catcher who couldn’t throw Posada out, a slow 1B who’s not hitting well…

  • Pat D

    Yay. I live in PA and the Phillies are on Fox, so I can’t see the game! I’m so happy. I only get to see two games a week, and now this week it’s only going to be tomorrow when I get to listen to Joe Morgan!

    Just hang me.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Shoot, not ideal Mark.

  • Dela G

    man that sucked

  • Handtius

    tex…

  • pat

    Thanks mark.

  • V

    Ah… Teixeira. WTG swinging at slop.

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

    For Buck standards he was excited during that DP. It’s the first inning and I’m dying already.

  • Handtius

    We get it…you love Pederass.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Stop. It’s not funny to laugh at that and that’s his brother, not him, anyway.

      • Handtius

        It just rolls off the tongue though. not meant to connect with his bro.

      • damn yanks

        relax kid

  • Cecala

    Pedroia is 1/2 of Jeter, literally.

  • Dela G

    lol pedroia and jeter have zilch in common other than titles. i guess pedroia has the mvp edge though, and that’s the end of it

    • Pat D

      And he only won that MVP because Evan Longoria and Carlos Quentin got hurt late in the season.

  • Handtius

    Isn’t it padroria’s job to back up that play?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    im already about to turn the game off because of FOX’s Pedroia dick sucking fest

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

    I miss the YES pitch tracker. I already got used to it.

    • mbonzo

      What about the YesMo? :D I think Michael Kay is upset he can’t mention it this weekend.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I miss the YES announcers…and thats the truth…I don’t even hate Joe Buck..but OMG McCarver makes me wanna off myself

  • Hangoverologist

    McCarver cannot be serious. Defense costs teams games?

    • Zack

      run saved = run scored

  • AndrewYF

    Reading the SOSH thread like I usually do.

    This picture was actually pretty good: http://imgur.com/6loDY.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I constantly read NYYFans but even I can’t bring myself to read SOSH. That place is a snake pit.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        That said, funny picture.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I’d rather read SOSH. I’d rather read incoherent irrational nonsense about another team.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Hah. It’s the venom there that kills me though, really.

    • Handtius

      yeayer.

  • Dela G

    good eye alex

    wow cano is playing

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

    Get vengeance Cano on the team of dirtbags.

  • Hangoverologist

    Robinson is going to go deep for revenge.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Clay Buttholez is scurrred, reallly scurrrred.
    He throws to first like a Nancy…

  • pat

    What the fuck, that was a strike? He couldnt have touched that with an oar.

    • Dela G

      lol i thought the exact same thing

    • Handtius

      gameday says no strike.

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

    No warning? Yeah Beckett wans’t enjoying that at all.

  • Ty

    Just missed…..man

  • mbonzo

    Oh shit Darnell is playing. Well we might as well just hand them the World Series Trophy.

  • Tank the Frank

    Aaaaaaand after one half-inning…my TV is on mute.

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

      I’ll give them one more half inning.

      • ShuutoHeat

        You guys have some good tolerance, I couldn’t even get through half an inning. That reversal of fortune shiet that McCarver pulled from his ass annoyed me to no end.

    • Handtius

      i listen, just to mock.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I hate that stupid DQ singing lips commercial, even with the audio off!

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

    Let’s see what CC does.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Sooo am I the only Yankee fan that doesn’t think Pedroia’s MVP was an embarrassment? The greatest, most obvious choice of all time, no. But hardly terrible.

    • pat

      I agree. Sad fact is that it was a bit of a down year for MVP’s. Any other year it’s undeserved, but that year he was one of the best in the league, especially when you consider he played exceptional defense.

      • Jersey

        Ditto this. The fact that he’s a 2B makes a big difference, and there weren’t many other candidates. Longoria stays healthy, it’s different. Cliff Lee had an argument.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        This, a lot. Had he won it in 2007 or 2009, it obviously would have been a joke. Heck, I’m not even sure he was 100% the right choice in 2008, but with such an overall meh group to choose from for MVP, I don’t really have a problem with it.

    • mbonzo

      What I don’t like about it is that Jeter had the same season 10 times and never once won an MVP. The first year a Red Sox does it, they win. I would have been happier if Youkilis won it.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Most of Jeter’s similar seasons were in a different era.

    • Ty

      Would of just given Pujols both of em.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      The guy 50 feet to his left was a more deserving choice.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Not when you consider positional stuff.

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          But Youk could have played 3B…

          Yeah, you’re right, but considering the BBWAA doesn’t understand that, I’m surprised Youk didn’t do better.

    • Hangoverologist

      Pedroia was obviously the best player in the AL in 2008. His 6.7 WAR was so much better than Grady Sizemore’s 8.7.

      Wait, what?

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

        Dude…you didn’t account the wins for Pedroia for being so damn small. For his grit factor. And his number of dirty uniforms.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Buh?
        2008 Sizemore = 7.1 WAR, 2008 Pedroia = 6.7 WAR. Now, Sizemore was my choice, but I think they must have changed something on FG recently because Pedroia used to lead the AL in WAR for 2008.

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

      Sizemore should have won. But apparently being a midget and a Red Sox gives you brownie points.

    • Zack

      But KRod had 62 saves!!!1!

      But Youkilis did have a 100 point advantage on his OPS, so did Carlos Quentin. So I guess the argument is are you just looking at the numbers, or what position the numbers come from?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Working at a golf course sucks today. All the TV’s are on The Players Championship. I have to Gameday this bad boy.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Take the good with the bad, you don’t have to listen to the clowns in the FOX broadcast booth.

    • Brian

      surely they must have one tv in the bar that has real sports

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I work in the Pro Shop. 1 TV.

        • Brian

          /golf’d

  • http://thenovablog.com Jamie

    oh my god that was hilarious i cant believe buck just called mccarver out

    • ShuutoHeat

      LOL, what did he call him out on? I have it on mute.

      • http://thenovablog.com Jamie

        Did you notice that the same pitching profile was for both pitchers…. and it was some quote by Robin Roberts?

        Basically it had no relevance at all when he did it for Bucholtz… McCarver was completely lost.

        Then for CC… the SAME quote comes up again…. and McCarver again is basically lost and you can tell that he just mailed the entire thing in (I guess Tim actually prepares this which BLOWS my mind).

        So right after Tim finishes whatever he’s saying when it comes to CC’s pitching profile…… Buck goes “So Tim… you really mailed that in didn’t you?”

        I was stunned when i heard it.

        • ShuutoHeat

          LOL, I was wondering why the same Roberts quote popped up for both of them.

  • nathan

    Seems like quite a lot of empty seats at the chowdah-town. But, I was told that only Yanks seats were expensive and unsold.

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

      But teh sold out streak!!!!

      • nathan

        You know thats so tough in a 30K+ stadium.

  • pat

    First pitch strikes make me happy. :)

  • Handtius

    great start for CC.

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

    Buck can’t hold his excitement.

  • ShuutoHeat

    YEA!!!! 1-2-3!!
    No breaks for Buttholez!

  • Dela G

    great first inning

  • First Time Poster

    Just curious: Do you guys actually watch the games with no sound? At first, I thought it was merely a hyperbole of the suck-ness of the Buck/McCarver combo.

    • Kristen

      I’ve done it before. I used to mute the TV and listen to the radio but then I moved out of the NY metro area.

    • Jersey

      I do. Usually go with music instead, when it’s on Fox anyway.

    • Dela G

      i can’t watch sports without sound. it sucks that i have to hear this crap, though

    • ShuutoHeat

      I do, I seriously seriously can not stand McCarver Buck AND Rosenthal. I really WISH there was an audio option that lets you just shut off the broadcast audio and not the game audio.

    • Brian

      i doubt i’d do that because then I’d have to listen to the radio broadcast of john sterling….

      but i’ll need to listen to it on the radio soon since i’m heading down to boston tonight

  • Jersey

    Solid inning for that big man.

    After Buchholz’s first inning, this might be a second-time-through-the-order shellacking.

  • Dela G

    buck, you need to see the rays’ schedule, they seriously play the school of the blind every day

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      what teams in the AL AREN’T the school of the blind at this point? Yankees, Rays, Twins, Tigers?

      • Dela G

        if we had their schedule, i swear the yanks would have 25 wins

    • Brian

      felt like the sox were always playing the royals there for a couple years…seriously i feel like they play KC like 18 times a year

      • Dela G

        i swear the exact same thing. every time i looked up at their schedule, it was the royals or the A’s

  • mike c

    can’t wait to hear dumb and dumber when joba serves up a bean burrito to youkilis later

  • pat

    VMart showing his pitch blocking prowess.

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

    Buck everything about Fox Sports is messed up.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i like how just because a pitch is low it must be a changeup

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

    Dear FOX: If it’s 94 mph, it’s not his changeup.

    • pat

      I don’t think it was 94. Looked like a change.

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

        It was a 94 mph fastball according to Gameday.

    • Jersey

      Is his fastball not 105?

      • nathan

        And when he is inbetween innings, he checks his ads for Sunday night baseball on his newly stolen Apple Mac. He multi-tasks.

      • First Time Poster

        You must be think of Bard

        • First Time Poster

          thinking*

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            ummm every Red Sox pitcher hits the easiest 97 MPH you’ll ever see what are you talking about.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        /Sidd Finch’d

    • Dela G

      morons

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

    Ugly.

  • nathan

    I blame Joe Girardi for Nicky J’s injury. He was not swinging and just taking his walks. Joe made him swing, he hits one HR, hits the DL :-)

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

    Just got in. Have I missed anything worth noting?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Nope, just McCarver and Buck having oral diarrhea.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        And the earth is round.

        • ShuutoHeat

          That too!

    • Brian in NH

      early scoring opportunity…nothing came of it

    • nathan

      HOFer Pedroia backed up first base in the top of the first, something that no other Yankee ever does. It was worth 3 replays and 2 innings of commentary.

  • Tank the Frank

    Are those strikes on the inside corner??? Cuuuuuuz…they look like strikes.

    • pat

      Only when Buttholes hits that spot.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Gameday had the 3rd pitch right down the middle.

  • Dela G

    man the strike zone is tight

    • nathan

      The bottom of the inning one is. Wait till you meet the top of the inning strike-zone. They are 2 different animals.

  • ShuutoHeat

    OMG EVIL ELF SIGHTING!!!!

  • MikeD

    Bad time for my HD TV to decide give up working. I’m now stuck with the sounds of Sterling and company.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Wow, thats gotta suck. I would have just turn it off by then.

      • MikeD

        I’m trying to focus on the positive. No Joe Buck or FOX Baseball broadcasters. Kind like choosing between death by fire or water.

  • Dela G

    if they release david ortiz, it would be a big mistake. they are paying him the money, might as well keep him there. it solves no problems and i bet he heats up on another team

    • ShuutoHeat

      At least make him clean up the dug out or something.

    • nathan

      hear his Mango salsa sells well

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I can’t see them flat-out releasing him this year. I know they’re unsentimental and he won’t be back next year, but I don’t think they’ll flat-out release him.

    • Zack

      Yeah but if they bench him, it’s a wasted bench spot.

      • Brian in NH

        send him to pawtucket!

  • Brian in NH

    Buck…small sample size is killing me on Lowell as a DH

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    That second pitch wasn’t a strike? Uhhh.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      also, shocking, FOX doesn’t understand OBP.

      • pat

        I was thinking the same thing. Umm why don’t you show the hitters propensity to not make outs? That would show why NJ had been more valuable than the other two.

      • MikeD

        I bet they do understand OBP, but they incorrectly believe the audience watching doesn’t understand. They’re wrong. Baseball fans do, and you can be damn sure that Yankee and Red Sox fans understand OBP. Time for FOX to join the 1990s.

    • pat

      Eh, Cervelli pulled it back a little bit. He doth not lie.

  • Dela G

    this tight zone might end up hurting ZZ

  • Dela G

    give him teh change ZZ

    • Dela G

      and the slider got em

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Hey all, I missed the game last night because I was driving back to the city from school. Apparently everyone on our team was injured? So our AAA team is starting tonight?

    • Dela G

      prolly call it the B- lineup

  • ShuutoHeat

    Sit down DREW!

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

    Inconsistent strike zone FTW!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Nasty slider to Drew. Now get a DP with two slow runners on base.

    • Handtius

      exactly. dp

  • pat

    Never seen a batter appeal to the 1b umpire before.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Yeah, that amused me.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Adrian Beltre looks really angry

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Ask, and ye shall receive!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    ahhhhh the ACE

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Love the DP. Pena is fun to watch play defense – so smooth

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Just has to be careful of that appendix though.

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

    Screw you ump, CC can manage with your BS calls.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Pat, you know who does that often is Andruw Jones. Why, I’m not sure, especially given the unfavorable results on many of his own appeals.

    • pat

      Really? I’ve never really noticed before. That’s strange.

  • Dela G

    good inning

  • Zoudini

    So can someone explain to me what qualifies as a strike today?

    Nvm, my comment has been obsoleted. /DP’d

    • nathan

      Wow best idea by Fox. They muted Buck and McCarver for us.

      • nathan

        / reply fail

  • Handtius

    of topic, but have to ask(pkus it’s a commercial)…So, The next time the yanks play the As wouldn’t it be great if Jeter trotted over the back of the mound?

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      The entire team should jog out to their positions but detour over the mound… even the catcher.

      • Handtius

        haha…love to see the catch do it.

      • ShuutoHeat

        LOL, THAT would drive Braden nuts. He’d probably self-implode from that.

    • Brian in NH

      that thats whats his faces mound he can’t cross that!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Amen to that, Total Domination. Pena is a slick glove man.

    Good job working around that brief conundrum, C.C.

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

    I wish Jorge Vazquez was around to DH in the coming weeks.

  • Tank the Frank

    Greatest moment of the game right here!

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

    5 of CC’s ca;;ed balls are strikes already. This ump sucks. 3 of Buchholz’s called strikes are balls. Effing a.

  • Hangoverologist

    Buck said he would shut up! Amazing!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    This moment of silence isn’t going to be long enough.

    • Dela G

      i wish it were for a whole game

  • Zoudini

    Holy MO! is this really happening

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    This is both a nice, touching tribute, and YAAAAY BUCK AND MCCARVER AREN’T TALKING!!!!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    ok. things are even now.

  • Handtius

    moment of silence…best idea these 2 ever had.

  • Kristen

    Please let the Ernie Harwell/Robin Roberts moment of silence last the whole game.

  • pat

    HOLY SHIT A SILENT INNING!!! MO HATH ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS

    • MikeD

      Is it a whole inning of silence, or a half inning? What inning? My TV is out, so listening on the radio.

      • pat

        Just for Pena and Jeter’s AB’s

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Oh god a moment of silence in honor of Ernie Harwell… not to mock Harwell or his death, but can they do this all game? Love hearing the background sounds of the game

  • Jersey

    Me likey.

    Next: Yankees drop a couple crooked numbers on Buchholz, then in the 7th CC drills Pedroia right in the ribs.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    they should totally make this a few innings of silence for ernie harwell.

    • ShuutoHeat

      HAHA, I un-muted to enjoy the absence of their oral diarrhea.

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

    Moment of silence FTMFW!

    • Brian in NH

      i could get used to this

  • Dela G

    wow pena!!

  • pat

    Ramiro gon getcha.

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

    A moment of silence?! BEST PART OF THIS GAME!

  • Ty

    Was that Bill Hall or Bobby Abreu in LF?

  • danny

    PENA!

  • Dela G

    bill hall looks god awful in left

  • mike c

    ah this game is so much better without those two

  • Handtius

    wow..this is amazing…so peaceful.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    nice piece of hitting by Ramiro

    • Brian in NH

      hall should have caught that one

  • Kristen

    This is amazing and makes me long even more for selective muting.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Pena with the Fenway double… so great.

    FYI – this inning of silence is awesome. I love hearing the crowd, the umps, its awesome

  • Mike HC

    I would like to personally thank Ernie Harwell and Robin Roberts for being the first people to shut Buck and McCarver up for such an extended period of time.

    I guess the question is now, who has to die in order to shut these two up forever?

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

      Not be be a dick but those 2 would have to die for them to shut up forever.

    • Frigidevil

      They do, no way either of them can go this long without blabbering on a normal basis

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

    Hopefully FOX forgets how to turn the mikes back on.

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    May we extend this moment of silence until the end of the game?

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Nice moment of silence for Harwell and Roberts. That said, I’d like many more moments of silence to mute Captain Nepotism and his faithful sidekick Minutiae McCarver that aren’t related to mourning baseball greats.

    Atta boy, Pena, slapping one off the monster.

  • damn yanks

    Can fox do the whole game in silence?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    they need to invent a button like the SAP button that turns off sports announcers…Shotgun inventing that!

    • Mike HC

      I think it was already invented earlier in the thread by someone else, ha

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    This is awesome it almost feels like your closer to the game because you can hear so much more

    • Brian in NH

      i was just takling about that with my girlfriend…but we don’t get to choose what we look at

  • nathan

    Silent for one inning, really ? Oh nice.

  • Vin

    This is the greatest inning Ive ever heard on a FOX baseball game.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I see I am just the latest to appreciate the imposed silence on the FAUX crew.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I hope it turns out to be the greatest inning in baseball history.

    • ShuutoHeat

      The greatest and most beautiful few minutes in baseball history.

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

    This is so epic.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I think I have tears rolling down my eyes watching the game sans the talking clowns.

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

    Can this inning last forever plz?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    OMG baseball is incredible watching with no announcers!

  • Handtius

    NOOOOOOOO.

  • damn yanks

    Booooo they are back

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

    NOOOOOO! It’s over!

  • pat

    If anyone has surround sound you can turn the commentary off permanently by muting the center channel speaker. All of your games could be like this.

    • ShuutoHeat

      DUDE!! You are the man!!!

    • Frigidevil

      All hail king pat, silencer of the morons

  • Hangoverologist

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    NOOOOOOOOOo theyre back.

  • 2nd-time Commenter

    wow.

    that was acutally therapeutic!

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    NOOOO! They’re back!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…I was hoping it would at least be the whole half inning.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Noooo they’re talking again

  • Vin

    and Buck just ruined it. Of course. Too good to be true.

    How about much less to say? A more fitting tribute…

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

    Wow. They said they were going to be silent this inning. Then they decide to talk? Good one.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Buck just couldn’t hold it in.

    • Hangoverologist

      That’s what McCarver said.

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

    Awwww, I was hoping it would be for the whole inning.

  • Kristen

    Dammit. The ballpark sounds were lovely while they lasted.

  • Jersey

    It would be awesome if this silent thing got such positive response that they made it a regular thing.

  • danny

    c’mon teix!

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL Youkilis hit the turf like someone pointed an assault rifle to his head.

    1st pitch was a strike?

  • Dela G

    how was that a strike

  • pat

    Are you fucking kidding me with that strike one?

  • Handtius

    That’s a strike to Tex?

  • Jason from The Heartland

    NBC did this about 30 years ago for a while game between the Browns and Dolphins. I’d love this every Saturday game on FAUX. It beats the tar out of Captain Nepotism’s tawdry banalities and his hawking Budweiser like it’s the nectar of the gods.

  • Frigidevil

    See, this is why I can’t understand how the MLB hasn’t installed a announcer-less channel for us to buy. Don’t they have any idea how many people would pay for it? I would!

    • JobaTheHeat62

      I may be willing to go to 100 dollars on a full season package of that.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Anyone else notice Youkilis hit the deck on the bunt? Hehe theyre so afraid of Gardner’s speed that he dropped down to dodge the throw before Martinez had it

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Strike 1 was ummmmm.

  • pat

    You cannot waste a lead off double by Ramiro Pena.

    • pat

      Thanks tex. You da you da best.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Agreed on that strike one. Awful.

  • Dela G

    may tex!!

  • Ty

    TEX TEX TEX

  • JobaTheHeat62

    hell yea baby

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Atta boy, Teixeira!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Curse of Teixeira?

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

    Teix!!

  • Handtius

    Very nice.

  • Jersey

    I would call that an improvement over the last AB for Tex.

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

    Dead Texy.

  • Vin

    Damn this pony league field.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Frigidevil, it could be an alternate premium package for fans.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Bang one off the monster, A-Rod.

    • Handtius

      bang one over the monster.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        bang buchholz’s monster mother

  • JobaTheHeat62

    god clay bucholz looks like a homosexual troll

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      oh I’m sorry do homosexuals look like something specifically? And, is it bad to be homosexual?

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Sorry to be rude but yeah. That’s just not something you should use as an insult.

        • Jason from The Heartland

          Agreed, bexarama. Not cool.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    this is actually a really nice (verbal) tribute.

  • pat

    HAHAHAH defense FTW!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    TEH DEFENSE!!!!!

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

    Defense ftw!

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

    Defense!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    That’ll work; 2-0.

  • Handtius

    Nice, yet again.

  • MikeD

    So this is the great Boston defense?

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    BUT TEH DEFENSE AND TEH PITCHING!
    Beltre ftl

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

    A-Rod! Good job! 3-4 is heating up!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    teh defense!!!1!!1

  • nathan

    Pitching and defense baby !! Beltre is having a Renteria level meltdown in Boston

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Beltre has had a bad first three innings. Olay!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Shoot. But a good inning.

  • pat

    Bah, Robbie is in cool down mode.

  • MikeD

    Stop hitting into DPs.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Good analogy, nathan.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I actually thought Beltre was gonna be maybe the best move Boston made this off-season. I know it’s early and all but oops?

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      i liked Scutaro – hes a solid, underrated guy who won’t carry your team but can play a complementary role very well. Plus he kills Rivera

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        fun fact I learned while looking up Scutaro’s stats against Mo: Ray Durham had 26 PAs against Mo and has an .000 OPS. .000!!!!!!

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Hmm CC just took a giant dump on Bill Hall with that slider

  • Vin

    What are Posada, Granderson, and Johnson – replacement level players?

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Atta boy, C.C. One down with the slider working.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I love how every 3.5 seconds there is a reminder of the great void in the Sux lineup. Yea go cry a damn river!!! We have far more injuries and are beating ass. MO, Posada, Pettitte, NJ, Granderson, CHOP >>>>>>> Elsbury and Cameron

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      BUT TEH DEFENSE!!!1!!1!!1

    • mbonzo

      None of their relievers even have diarrhea.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    For some reason I saw that happening. Boo.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    omg we just seen a future HOF hit a HR off CC

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Ugh Fenway HR for McDonald… all of his quote-unquote big hits this year have only been possible in Fenway

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Hey, Darnell, move your ass a little faster around the bases or eat some dirt next time.

  • Hangoverologist

    Buck JIHP for that homer.

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

    Ugh. Piece of shit ballpark.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      better than Oakland

  • pat

    Oh well. Solo shots are bearable. Just uppercut the ball towards LF and you too can hit homeruns after 5000+ AB’s in the minors.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    A total dump, Drew.

  • whozat

    thaaaaaat’s a BS fenway homer…

  • Jersey

    Is it bad to be sorta happy for this Darnell guy? 31 years old, fewer than 200 career ABs in the Major Leagues (mostly last year). I like when guys like that succeed.

    • JobaTheHeat62

      its bad

      • Jersey

        LOL, okay then. Screw that guy.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and right on cue another “Red Sox are so banged up” comment

  • Ty

    YES YES YES

  • Jersey

    THANK you, CC.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Ha ha elf.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Ahhh CC wasted the HPB on Pedroia’s hip??? Knock his head off!

  • Hangoverologist

    CC hit Dusty with gas.

  • Dela G

    98mph

    good god

  • mbonzo

    YEA CC!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    FUCK YES!

  • MikeD

    You knew was coming at some point.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    so every pitch Beckett threw wasn’t intentional but CC’s was a no-doubt intentional pitch. Got it!

    • Pat D

      Of course. You don’t question the Beckett!

    • Kristen

      I wish someone would shut McCarver up – he goes off on these rants about intent, and I never agree with him. See also, A-Rod getting hit in the World Series.

      • Michael Kay but not THE

        see also about 5 years of Pedro drilling Jeter/Soriano in the wrists to “I’d think Pedro would not want to intentionally jump start a Yankee rally”

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Atta boy, C.C.! Send a message.

    (raising the tulip glass of New Belgium Abbey high out of respect)

  • Kristen

    Does Tim McCarver ever think that a Yankee has been hit intentionally?

  • nathan

    Tht was too early

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

    Ugh. I wish he hit him in the fucking hand.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    The pic of CC on the dugout steps saying “what the fuck” yesterday says it all. Do NOT mess with this team.

  • mbonzo

    Someone needs to hit McCarver with an unintentional fast ball to the knees. See if he thinks retaliation is “misdirected”.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    98-mph gas on the ass. Good.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    “If that was intentional, then in my view its misdirected.” – Tim McCarver. I don’t care if Beckett was doing it intentionally yesterday, if you hit 2 of our best hitters, we will retaliate. If it was an accident, get better accuracy. Or suffer the consequences

    • Longo

      yeah looks like we’re on the same page haha

  • damn yanks

    Its not about Intent, beckett has to havebetter control….. Mccarver has no clue what he is talking about

    • MikeD

      McCarver knows. He was a MLB catcher. He’s just being as ass and blathering to create some mini-controversy.

  • Longo

    mccarver needs to shut up more than ever. even if cc did mean to, its not necessarily misguided- could be sending a message to get some control not just to stop throwing intentionally good God

  • Zack

    It doesnt matter if Beckett was throwing at guys intentionally. He hit Cano and Jeter, and buzzed Cervelli a few times.

    That shit gets your players hit.

  • Hangoverologist

    So wait, Beckett hits two, pitches way inside, and it’s not intentional? But when CC hits one, it’s completely intentional. I really really fucking hate this insane Boston bias.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I couldn’t agree more, Total Domination.

    (You too get a New Belgium Abbey raised in salute.)

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      hear hear! pass it down

    • Jersey

      You see these reply buttons on every comment, right?

  • Handtius

    how can they say that? with a one run lead.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    if CC lets Pedrioia score McCarver and Buck will talk about it for the next 14 hours nonstop

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      can we have another moment of silence… umm have they honored Michael Jackson yet?

  • pat

    3-1 changeup on the putside corner. Suck it, Victor.

  • poster

    Are Mccarver nad Buck for real? This blatant and disgusting Red Sox bias is embarassing and really disgraceful. WTF, guys?

    • poster

      nad=and

      Damn, CC. Way to give Buck and Mccarver more “disgusting Red Sox bias” fuel.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Braves and Highlanders? Or Beaneaters and Highlanders?

    • poster

      Ammericans and Highlanders.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Braves and Highlanders. Nicely done. I was thinking Red Stockings

      • poster

        Nope. Americans and Highlanders. Braves were a seperate team.

  • pat

    Highlanders and braves.

  • jeffon

    Fox needs to go to hell

  • Hangoverologist

    Trivia question: New York Highlanders and Boston Americans

    • JobaTheHeat62

      Boston White Americans

    • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Incorrect. Orioles and Americans. (FOX had it wrong. Shocking, I know.)

  • Jason from The Heartland

    JobaTheHeat, then we’ll need to flood the lines with calls for more moments of silence.

    • pat

      Instead of having to address your comments individually it’s easier to click the little “reply” button on them.

  • http://www.pinstripepalace.blogspot.com Brien Jackson

    #shutuptimmccarver

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oy, CC. Not optimal.

  • pat

    Wow, that was a bomb.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Shoot.

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    Ouch.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh god here we go

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    FUCK

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    goddamnit

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

    Predictable.

  • mike c

    mute button

  • Handtius

    i hate these 2 douches.

  • Dela G

    that was murdered

  • V

    Fuck.

    Now drill Youkilis in the knee.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Oh god here we go. Tim McCarver just came all over himself. “Payback just bit the Yankees.” Fuck you, go suck Theo Epstein’s cock you fat piece of shit

    • Pat D

      Ooh. Vivid.

      Glad I didn’t have to see it.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I agree without QUITE the quality of anger.

      • poster

        This is embarassing. Buck and Mccarver have no fucking professional pride.

  • danny

    woopsie..

  • mustang

    That’s what i love about the totally unbiased baseball coverage and i actually like Mccarver

  • andrew

    Good time to hit Pedroia!!!

    Now it looks dumber than it did before.

    • pat

      Because you know for a fact it was on purpose?

      • Pasqua

        A fastball directly into the ass of the 2B with 2 outs and nobody on, the day after our stud 2B nearly has his leg taken off at the knee by the Sox pitcher? Nah, totally debatable.

  • danny

    or maybe a meatball down the middle woke them up?

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Prediction: Yankees will win this game.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    McCarver just said that payback will ignite the Red Sox…this is absurd

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Alright CC regain it. Get your control back, end this inning and send up our bats again.

  • ADam

    god i hate this broadcast team

  • V

    CC WTF!!!!

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

    Bullshit walk is bullshit.

  • V

    Where was that on 3-0? Really? Really? Ump?

    And someone, please, take McCarver’s tongue. Please, I want him to be a mute.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Settle, CC.

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

    Oh my god Mccarver shut the fuck up. Please. I can’t stand these fucking Fox games.

    • mustang

      Agree so much.

  • damn yanks

    I am going to KIll McCarver

    • Pat D

      Not if I beat you to it.

    • Poopy Pants

      I would love to.

  • mustang

    They may have waken the sleeping giant.
    Oh! please give me a brake.

  • Pat D

    God, if he doesn’t get it together, we’ll be hearing about own the Sux own him or some other bullshit.

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

    Beckett was enjoying every god damn second of it. Screw common sense, Beckett is devoid of it.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    OMG I knew McCarver would talk nonstop about this…He will never stop talking about this…I give it an inning and they will be telling a story that this will be the game the REd Sox loxk up a playoff spot and the Yankees wont finish above .500

  • Poopy Pants

    They’re STILL defending Beckett.
    Why don’t they mention Cervelli 2X and Swisher?

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I counsel patience.

    Settle down and make your pitches, Big Guy. The offense will be there.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Did they not see him throw at Cervelli and almost hit Teixiera?

    • Kristen

      Ditto. Clearly the brushback pitch at Cervelli for stepping out of the box was “unintentional.” That’s what my common sense tells me.

      /McCarver’d

  • poster

    Holy shit. Buck and Mccarver should be ashamed. I’ve never heard a bias this ridiculous before. It’s a joke.

    • mustang

      You know what its that much better when the Yankees win this shit and they are forced to kiss their ass.

  • mike c

    throwing at cervelli’s head obviously on two seperate occasions doesn’t count right?

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    FOX needs another moment of silence.

    • mustang

      lol
      I seond that.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i still have 0 problem with CC hitting Pedrioa…Not the slightest

    • whozat

      Then your priorities are in the wrong place.

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

    And he called Swisher. But of course he gets a pass. ARod walks on a pitchers mound and he gets put on a fucking cross.

  • nathan

    Wud have preferred that “hit batsmen” in the 6th or 7th inning. That was a bit too early in the game.

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

      What on earth is the difference. CC has two outs with a man he wanted to hit. There’s no saying he would’ve had that opportunity later in the game.

  • pat

    Hah, Cervelli loves it.

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

    Let’s go offense.

    • Pat D

      They’d better.

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

    This shit is going on mute.

    • Pat D

      I’m listening to the MLB Gameday Audio. Yes, I paid for it. I was that pissed with not being able to watch because the Phillies are on. As much as I know I lot of you dislike Sterling and Waldman, I’m sure you’d prefer them to BuckCarver. Right? Right?!?!?

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

        Everyday of the week and twice on Sundays.

  • nathan

    What is VMart’s #s against CC.

    • Zack

      4 for 16 now

  • Hangoverologist

    Buck is acting like this is Game Seven of the World Series. It’s a one run deficit. In the third inning. At Fenway Park.

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

    That only cost him an extra 16 pitches and the lead. Good they made that statement. Nothing like stooping down to the level of a .500 level team.

    • Dela G

      i dont get why he did that

    • Pat D

      Leads in Fenway don’t mean much. The pitches bother me most.

    • Zack

      Isnt that the fallacy of the predetermined outcome?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Kind of what I thiought. “Payback” should have been had last night.

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

      But if it only cost him 1 pitch and no runs it wouldn’t be an issue? Hindsight ftw.

      • mustang

        totally agree

    • mustang

      You are totally right and I’m still ok with it.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I am still rooting on Joba making Youkilis sweat just a little more than the usual 700 buckets per inning

  • Dela G

    get em

  • Brazilian Fan

    man i don’t write here but macarver is a douche wow.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Atta boy, C.C. Plunking the midget on his midget backside aside, it reminds me of a game I went to in Chicago last August 2, when C.C. came into the dugout after allowing 4, and the lead, and yelled to everyone within shouting distance, “That’s all they get.”

    In sum, regardless of the score, I’m not worried. This will be back-and-forth, and I love what C.C. did to Pedroia. It had nothing to do with getting behind Martinez and missing his spot on the HR pitch.

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

    Le’ts go road Swish! Homer!

  • MikeD

    I guess I’m thankful I’m only listening on radio.

    The way CC pitched that inning, I’m now wondering if hitting Pedroia actually wasn’t intentional.

    • Pasqua

      When you get a look at the replay, you’ll change your mind.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Oh, the Yanks won that August 2 game, 8-5.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    oh wow an in between talk with the manager is a “classic” according to ol’ tim…

    wow as im typing…Tim McCarver is ridiculous

  • nathan

    All time great interviews ? Get a freakin room and leave us alone McCarver.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Francona is ~classy~ guys. (I do like Francona, but this is amusing me.)

    • JobaTheHeat62

      i also like Francona…

  • mbonzo

    STFU MCCARVER. I swear to god I am about to turn on John Sterling and dumbass mcgee.

    • MikeD

      Do it. You’ll be less annoyed! This is the only time that can be said.

  • Pasqua

    Even overlooking the obvious bias, the fact that everything out of McCarver’s mouth has to be peppered with that smug, “I’m-so-wise” tone, is enough to make me want to strangle him on a pitch-by-pitch basis.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Ahhh the leadoff walk… the most comforting thing to happen to an offense

  • Brazilian Fan

    now he said francona interview between innings was a classic. ha

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Atta boy, Swish. Rally.

  • pat

    Oh Tito, IETM

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    why is McCarver laughing so hard? o_O

    • mbonzo

      He’s laughing like a teenager trying to get a girl to like him.

      • Beef Hammerdong

        ;_;

        /hitclosetohome’d

  • Beef Hammerdong

    McCarver with a fat Tito load dripping from his chin.

  • Dela G

    lol that was very funny

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Francona: “Pedroia did a great job setting the table.” Cause he did SO much as he got plunked. Just a gutty, gritty, guttygritty grittygutty performance

    • whozat

      Tito was kidding.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        not on that line. On the later parts yeah, but he said that honestly

  • nathan

    This is an all-time great interview? This ?? Wow the standards Fox and McCarver have are amazing

    • Beef Hammerdong

      This is an all-time great interview? This ?? Wow the standards Fox and McCarver have are amazing

      FOX has low standards? Ever see HBO’s “Joe Buck Live”?

      ::shudders::

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I like how McCarver is just laughing hysterically during that interview..I think he took some happy pills before the game.

  • Across the pond

    WTF Why not ask him if beckett’s were intentional??

    • whozat

      People did, yesterday.

      • Across the pond

        but if they’re relating the two incidents … arrrgh I’m just pissed. Don’t mind me :)

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

    Why are these K zones one foot bigger for the Yanks?

  • Brazilian Fan

    why macarver hates the yankees?

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

      He’s just dumb.

    • Pat D

      Yankees fired him.

  • Bobby

    That was “all-time great in-game interview”? McCarver should be put out to pasture.

    • whozat

      There was a POOPING joke!!! AWESOME!

  • pat

    Buchholz body language is that of someone who is down 10-0.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    CC serving up a Fenway Special doesn’t take any of the beauty off plunking Chester The Molester’s brother.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Pedrioa is from the semen of Terry “Brilliant and Funny” Francona

    • JobaTheHeat62

      thats why McCarver loves him so much

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I like Francona and all but this is just getting silly.

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

    Ken Rosenthal needs a facial expression coach.

    • Pat D

      Ken Rosenthal should stick to writing.

      And he shouldn’t do that either.

  • pat

    Wow, another shitty ass strike call. I hate complaining about umps but this is ridiculous.

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

    These are not strikes! WTF.

  • danny

    what would a fox game be without a mention of 2004?

    • Pat D

      The Red Sox will sustain their existence with that season much in the same way that the Jets do with memories of Super Bowl III.

    • BklynJT

      So predictable.

  • Poopy Pants

    I would do a really great job with the Sox in 2004, too, if I had roided up Manny and roided up Papi.

  • Brazilian Fan

    they love the sox. man i think im watching in nesn

  • nathan

    Nothing like a Fox matinee to ruin the weekend. Unbelievable.

  • JD

    defense!

  • Kristen

    THE DEFENSE!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Oh my goodness. What was Girardi in 2009?

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • JSquared

    “payback”!!

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

    HAHA DEFENSE FTW!

  • Poopy Pants

    More pitching and defense from the Sox!

  • V

    DEFENSE!

  • Across the pond

    Defence FTW

    • nathan

      my apologies, what does FTW stand for.

      • Poopy Pants

        For the win (I believe)

      • Across the pond

        Yeah For the win.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Defense!!

  • nathan

    haha, that pitching and defense is working out very well. Good job.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Look, I like Francona a lot. If he wasn’t the Red Sox manager, he’d be an even more favorable guy. But they need to get off his cock.

    HAHAHA Beltre… oh Red Sox, you slay me

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I agree with all of this. Heh.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Beltre easily the best 3B of all time..I mean there is no doubting this FACT

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

      7 errors FTW!

  • Tank the Frank

    Hey, Pedroia wasn’t backing up on that play McCarver!

    • nathan

      Thats because McCarver wudnt let Dustin’s cock go.

  • danny

    HAHAHAHA

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    The combination of FOX, the Red Sox, and this (expletive redacted) park makes me irritable. The being down a run part is not as annnoying. Especially since Buchholz is struggling with his location.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    [Putting Beltre on the Christmas list]

  • Ty

    nows not the time to regress to the norm here Cervelli

  • Brazilian Fan

    beautiful ha

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

    This is a dramatic inning.

    /Mccarver’d

  • Kristen

    CERV’D!

  • V

    Why are we trying to score from third with 0 outs?

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Agreed.

      FYI: good throw from McDonald? He definitely got it on target but it helps that he was about 20 feet from the infield when he threw it and still 3-hopped it to the catcher.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    FRANKIE C!!!!
    goddamn it – why send him there? only 1 out, just hold him at 3rd!

    • andrew

      would’ve been no outs.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        yeah. Even more questionable

  • Ty

    WHY WHY WHY do teams find it necessary to send guys in that situation?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    and just like that tie game.

  • poster

    Fucking Mcdonnel. We tie the game and I’m STILL in a bad fucking mood.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    bittersweet?

    • Pat D

      I mean, what’s the point of bittersweet? Who are you helping?

      /Michael Scott’d

  • V

    And he looks safe.

    • Kristen

      Yeah, I don’t know that he tagged him. Where’s Yes-Mo when you need it?

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Any reason at all to send Winn on such a quickly hit ball to the outfield?

    • Zack

      It took a perfect on-target throw and quick bounce off the mound to get him

  • mbonzo

    I woulda loved to see Winn knock the shit out of Martinez there.

    • V

      He’s Randy Winn. He SHOULD have plowed Martinez.

      • Pat D

        He’s teh classy. So he wouldn’t do that.

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

    The Teix tackle would have been better.

  • Dela G

    bullshit winn was safe

    • poster

      He looked out to me.

  • pat

    Randy, you gotta drop the hammer there. Lower the boom baby.

  • BklynJT

    he was so safe

    • BklynJT

      McCarver is so in denial.

      • poster

        IDK. He looked out to me.

  • MikeD

    What the hell happened there. Sterling was, ummm, less than clear.

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

    This is like a 24 hour slob on the Sox knob. Everything they do is amazing according to TM.

  • ADam

    And Randy Winn did not score on that why??????

  • RCK

    He did not miss the plate!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Thompson with his best Meacham impression.

  • nathan

    Looked safe.

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

    HE WAS SAFE!

    Red Sox umpires FTL.

    • whozat

      Come on, that was a totally bang-bang play. Ball was there, the tag got applied, and you’re talking about split seconds and you’re trying to watch two spots at once.

      • poster

        Yeah, I’m with you on this one. I thought he was out, honestly.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    sooo does McCarver ever not side with the catcher

  • poster

    Now is Buck seriously implying that because of this play V-Mart is a good defender?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Winn was so safe…McCarver would say hes out if Martinez was in the parking lot eating a hotdog.

  • Tank the Frank

    The more I listen the less I’m sure Joe and Tim know the Yankees are even playing today.

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

    macarver said he was out. this is bs

  • JD

    The Defense!

  • Dela G

    good job cervelli goin to third

  • pat

    Frankie does it all.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Put Buchholz on the Christmas card list, too.

  • Tank the Frank

    Another great play by VMart.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    Can we just change the home plate play rule to unless you knock the ball loose if the throw beats you you’re out? They never f-ing give the runner the call on a close play and its just a wasted out most of the time sending the runner.

  • Section 39

    ROB THOMPSON SUCKS!!!

    He sucked last year and still sucks! He gets runners thrown out ALL THE TIME! Should never be making the 1st out at home — TERRIBLE!

  • Ivan

    Lets Go Pena.

  • Poopy Pants

    McCarver can’t even admit the instant replay shows he’s wrong.

  • JSquared

    Oh…. right to Pedroia…

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Tough break Pena – just hit it right at Dustin.
    Lets go Jeet, bring em home

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

    Let’s go Capitan Clutch.

  • JD

    How dare the compare pedroia to jeter btw?

  • mbonzo

    For some reason I think Jeter is gonna go yard here.

  • jeffon

    that look safe.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Alright McCarver, rationalize Jeter almost taking one TO THE HEAD?

    • JD

      McCraver is such a douche!

    • Kristen

      Common sense says that that was unintentional. Ugh, shut up, Tim McCarver.

  • Chops

    If the Yankees brought up Kevin Russo, why is Pena starting over him? I thought the only reason Pena was brought up first was because of his utility to play many positions? Kevin Russo is superior offensively, yes?

    • nathan

      Maybe its a bit too early for the fishbowl

    • whozat

      He’s also never had an AB in the big leagues, ever. And it’s not like he’s some superlative talent.

      • Chops

        He’s got to start somewhere. And it’s not like Pena has been hitting well (yeah, he hit a double, but hindsight is 20/20)

    • pat

      True, but you’re not gonna just throw him in there a few hours after arriving from Scranton. Pena at least has some ML experience.

    • Dela G

      pena has a better glove and hit a booming double already, not a bad day

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

      Put it this way, if Kevin Russo/Ramiro Pena is the reason we win or lose, shit went seriously wrong. Nothing wrong with going with the man with the glove.

      • Chops

        Exactly, so why not let the man get some big league experience while leaving Pena on the bench to defensive sub/pinch run? He has more versatility just in case this string of injuries continues…

  • Section 39

    Time to hit another… Hit Youk this time…

  • nathan

    McCarver is out of control

  • Poopy Pants

    It took McCarver a LOOOOONG time to come up with that angle.

  • ADam

    shut up Mccarver..

  • pat

    McCarver is incredulous that anybody thinks that was intentional.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I hate complaining because everyone else does it but seriously, does FOX think only the Yankees throw at people?

    • poster

      I know. Normally I don’t really FOX bash and I try to be fair about the whole “perceived bias” thing, but this is ridiculous. I’ve never heard a bias so blatant and embarassing. Buck and Mccarver should be ashamed.

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

    Someone get me Dr Kevorkian.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    WOW FUCK YOU TIM MCCARVER..why hit a HOFer to get to Brett “600 HR’s” Gardner..No one would ever ever ever do that.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    You can calm down right now guys, McCarver says “NO WAY” was that intentional.

  • Brazilian Fan

    man i dont believe what im hearing

  • Beef Hammerdong

    McCarver is as unbiased as you can get.

    #thingsyoucantsaywithastraightface

  • nathan

    Somebody tell me McCarver’s address, i want to send him some Ernie Harwell’s tapes to make him realize how announcing is supposed to be.

  • Bob Stone

    McCarver sucks!

  • mbonzo

    That ball wasn’t in, it was at his head. Pitchers don’t throw at people’s heads to get strikes.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Should have been more, but I like that the Yanks responded with at least a run.

  • Pat D

    Wait, McCarver has said that CC hitting the elf was intentional and Buchholz’s knock down pitch was not intentional?

    Is he on the same stream of consciousness as the rest of us?

    • Brazilian Fan

      elf lol

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Odds that an errant 100mph foul ball enters the broadcast booth and implants itself into McCarver’s cranium: 8973264763963949039812876378 to 1.

    /A kid can dream’d

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Why did you spell Cano with a K?

      • JobaTheHeat62

        Mortal Kombat reference

        • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

          I like to post a nice picture of Kano holding up someone’s heart on Twitter whenever Robbie gets himself a big hit. Looks something like this…

          http://bit.ly/cnrizL

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    I can’t wait till McCarver wonders why Sabathia isn’t issued a warning for throwing a little inside on the next lefty hitter.

  • nathan

    I am just delighted that the ALDS and ALCS are not on FOX, cannot take another Post-season with these douches.

    • Pat D

      Yea, just the World Series hopefully.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I will say one thing…I will never ever complain about a YES broadcast for as long as I watch the Yankees. I don’t care if Kay and Leiter talk about Good and Plenty for 8 straight innings, its better than Tim McCarver calling a baseball game.

    • Pat D

      Did you ever see/hear Mike and the Mad Dog interview McCarver?

      I took a pencil and I shoved it in my ear to relieve the pain.

    • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

      This

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

    Mccarver, how was the interview with Girardi?

    …no comment?

  • mbonzo

    Girardi’s interview wasn’t classic apparently.

  • Poopy Pants

    Girardi didn’t leave Pedroia out. He mentioned it, Joe. Holy shit.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Ahmahgahd, FOX. Girardi JUST SAID he hit Pedroia!

  • nathan

    Joe said hit “pedroia”– he asks why he leave him out !!haha

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

    Girardi: “… he hit Pedroia …”
    McCarver: “The one batter you left out of that list is Dustin Pedroia.”

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

    Of course when a Yankee does it, its intentional. Never mind Josh “HAHAHAHA Yankee Got Hit JIMP” Beckett.

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    “The one hitter you’re leaving out is Pedroia.”

    He definitely mentioned it when he said losing command. Joe Buck, you are not out of the way of my bloody chainsaw.

    • Across the pond

      Thought that too. Was hoping Joe would say “Eh, yeah I did mention him”

  • Poopy Pants

    McCarver wanted nothing with Girardi.

    • Brazilian Fan

      he di’dnt laugh

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Why does Boston have to bat all the brothas at the bottom of the order?

    /Lightening the mood’d

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      ietc. Well done.

    • Poopy Pants

      They’re traditional?

  • JD

    who’s emailing them to tell em to shut up?

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    Well come on Drew! Girardi had the nerve to not openly declare hitting the dwarf was intentional where as Tito was 100% honest about Beckett having no intent….hell Tito isn’t even aware of what a “HBP” is.

  • mbonzo

    Anyone catch that email? I wanna tell McCarver how classic his announcing has been. Classic HAHAHAHAH CLASSIC!

    • Michael Kay but not THE

      I can picture the type of person that would send Joe & Tim serious e-mail questions and they’re all probably along the lines of

      “Boy is that Pedroia scrappy! Don’t you wish all baseball players were like him?” “Jeter deserves an MVP award, but just for running hard to 1st every time. Don’t you wish all baseball players did that?” “I will miss Ernie Harwell. You know what else I miss? Whites Only restrooms.”

  • JobaTheHeat62

    someone send an email to that address and ask whos Boston cock McCarver wants most

  • danny

    ugh nascar. i dont understand.

  • nathan

    Look i get the biases, i really do. But, is it too much a little bit of integrity.

    • nathan

      * too much to ask for a little

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

    Where was that strike 3 before? Sigh.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    eat some pine billy

  • JD
    • Pat D

      Wait, that’s the email for them?

      • JD

        yes it is

    • Brazilian Fan

      i don’t think yankee fans are allowed to send them emails

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        … are you Brazilian Yankee?

        • Brazilian Fan

          yes sir, since 1998

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            I mean, was that your user name at some point here?

            • Brazilian Fan

              no first time posting. read a lot

    • nathan

      I dont want to be his email-screener. What a tough job.

      Joe: Find one good email

      Screener: How about you do that, take a look at what people think yopu should do to urself. (and so do I)

      • Pat D

        Here’s mine:

        Dear Joe and Tim,

        I know it’s tough, but for once do you think you two could call a game with a lack of blatant bias and stop sucking every Boston player/manager’s cock? Kthxbye.

        P.S. Joe, if you prefer watching Dancing With the Stars to actual games during the week, and this job is obviously such a nuisance to you, just quit. Kthxbye.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    97 mph, frozen on the outside corner. Nasty, as in NAY-HASTY, Big Guy.

  • pat

    A 3d TV? Umm no thanks. Please stop thinking 3D is this awesome shit. I

    • Pat D

      3D is a bunch of horseshit. It’s another fad that will soon quickly die.

  • mbonzo

    I feel like Im watching a game with some of my buddies who are Red Sox fans… except I can’t talk. Really frustrating.

  • Across the pond

    This is without doubt the worst I’ve ever heard from FOX anyway.

    I really hope I can learn to watch sports without the commentary.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Getting Gardner on to start the 5th would be huge. Let him run as Teixeira is heating up. Get Laptops apoplectic.

  • Hey ZZ

    I will never understand how national TV stations employ such poor broadcasters.

    They could basically hand pick any talent they want, but these stations consistently throw out slop.

    It is not even just the annoying bias. Buck knows very little about the game of baseball and McCarver is borderline delirious.

    They just talk about the same thing over and over and over again. And 99% of the time it is just pure nonsense.

    This is not a soap opera. This is a fucking baseball game. I want to hear about baseball. How about someone talks about Bucholz having trouble repeating his delivery. Nope, never anything baseball related.

    Bob Costas. Please, please, please announce more nationally televised baseball games. This is intolerable.

    • nathan

      If you think abt it, it makes sense. They dont telecast 6 times a week, they need famous voices not smart baseball voices.

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

        I’m pretty sure everyone who watches Fox Sports hates them.

      • Pat D

        Define “smart baseball voice.”

        I’m not sure too many are left alive outside of Vin Scully.

        • nathan

          I lived for a brief while in Southern Cal, it was a delight to listen to his voice. What a classy guy.

  • Handtius

    Tatatatex!!!

  • CNight_UP

    MAY TEIX!!!

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    that was hammered

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

    TEEEEEIIXXXXX!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    FOX = Andy Pettitte is a clubhouse malcontent!!!!

    TEIXEIRA!!!!!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    GOOOOOONE, Teixeira!

  • Poopy Pants

    McCarver must have Alzheimer’s. Seriously. I’m not even joking about that disease. McCarver is not in touch with reality.

    • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

      I lol’d.

      • poster

        You shouldn’t. Alzheimer’s is a bitch. I hope he’s not really getting it.

  • pat

    I smell back to back.

    • pat

      Orr not.

  • Kristen

    some texsual healing, baby!

  • Across the pond

    May Tex is awesome.

  • poster

    YOU’RE ON THE MAR, TEXEIRA!

    Buck and Mccarver sound depressed. Suck it, assholes.

    • poster

      MARK

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    My email to them:
    Tim and Joe,

    Why is it that you seem to side with the Red Sox at every instance? For example, you repeatedly complimented Dustin Pedroia for backing up the throw to 1st in the 1st inning. Every second basemen is there on bunts. Just because the throw was bad enough where he was actually needed doesn’t make his play anymore special.
    Secondly, about possible retaliation against Beckett. Yes he hit Cano and Jeter. He also buzzed Swisher up and in, and almost hit Francisco Cervelli in the head TWICE – and Francisco is wearing that helmet because he has a track record of concussions. If he hit Cervelli in the head and ended his career, would you continue to defend him blindly then?

    I know the Yankees are more popular nationally so you play the devil’s advocate but please, some integrity in your broadcasting would be much appreciated.

    A Fan

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

      Too much big words for them.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        too many big words

        • mbonzo

          *WOOSH*

          The sound of sarcasm going over your head :P

          • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

            hahahah alright you got me. That was a McCarver moment right there.

    • mustang

      You have not seen many FOX Yankees games this is the normal.

    • Pat D

      Aw, man, you took the high road. I just wouldn’t be able to do that (see above, not that I actually sent it, but that’s what I would want to send).

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        I figured that if I wanted to keep my .0001% chance of it being read on air, I had to respectful.

        • Pat D

          Good point, but I’m about a zillion percent sure that anything critical of them wouldn’t be read, anyway.

    • Anksy

      Here’s mine:

      Dear Joe and Tim,

      Next time you’re in NYC and happen across an abandoned Nissan Pathfinder, by all means sit in it.

      Sincerely,

      Fan

  • mustang

    Now they got the lead back all is well.

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

    Mccarver adds so much to this broadcast.

  • Handtius

    Love how everything a yankee does has something to do with the sox

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    FOX is trying to make me less pissed off with them with the Andy shots. Not quite working but okay.

    • Poopy Pants

      He mad for a GOOD reason!!! LOL! LOL! Ugh.

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

    Are we going to hear the walk off magic has moved and the injury bug has moved in the Bronx? Probably.

  • mike c

    so glad i’ll be at the game on shiti field so i don’t have to listen two these numbskulls

  • pat

    OOf, that change was nasty. Best pitch he’s thrown all day.

  • Brazilian Fan

    instead of saying how well teixeira hit macarver said “bosox fans are thinking he could be doing this for us:

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

    Good job Cano. Swish you have to get it done here.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    “And remember the only way to watch EVERY MLB game in HD is with DirecTV”

    *Unless said game takes place during FOX’s national broadcast window, then you’re fucked*

  • JSquared

    Hold on… is McCarver complimenting Cano??

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

      Baby steps. Hopefully.

  • Handtius

    I can name a few….on the yankees.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    A huge difference in Cano’s approach is his improved ability to draw in his hands and handle inside heat. He’s eliminating weaknesses, and it’s great to watch it happen.

  • Bob Stone

    17″? – I thought we all learned in the “PineTar Incident” that the plate is 18″!

    • Bob Stone

      Actually – Fox is right – Home plate: Five-sided, 17 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches, cut to a point at rear. Buck and McCarver are such terrific educators.

  • Brazilian Fan

    hughes >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> notebook stealer

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Buchholz up to 84 pitches.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Look I respect Pedroia. Plays hard, solid defense… but he is not CLOSE to Utley, and Cano is clearly better than him

  • mbonzo

    McCarver sounds disgusted he has to talk about Cano being a good player

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    A strike? Yeah um no.

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

      The last one to Swish? It was a good pitch according to gameday.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Apparently it was according to Pitch F/X though. My bad.

  • Handtius

    what a strike…what a fucking strike.

  • pat

    How about an overhead view of that strike three to Swisher? Is it that hard?

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      To be fair, that looked liek a strike. I think Swisher was guessing something else and got caught flat-footed.

      • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

        Yea. I’m cosigning that strike out. It definitely looked legit.

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

    Thank Mo the Yankees don’t play here until the end of the season.

    • Pat D

      Indeed.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I think it was a good pitch, actually. Swish got fooled.

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree.

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

    I miss Michael Kay.

  • poster

    My e-mail:

    Dear Joe,

    Come on man. Don’t you have any integrity? This bias against the Yankees is obvious and embarassing. I mean, Beckett goes inside on Cervelli, twice, goes inside on Texeira, andhits Jeter, and NONE of those were intentional? And CC hits Dustin on his first pitch and that IS intentional? I mean, how can you possibly believe that? Please, try not to show an obvious bias for either team, huh?

    • poster

      Just want to say, I tried to send this but it didn’t work for some reason. Oh well. It was too critical to be read on air anyway.

  • nathan

    If only we had a decent radio team, i would never listen to these 2 idiots.

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

      Sterling and Waldman >>> McCarver and Buck

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        Michael Kay is biased towards the Yankees, but at least he has the excuse of being THEIR broadcaster. Buck/McCarver are supposedly national broadcasters with no allegiances whatsoever.

      • poster

        This.

        Damn, that kid is having Austin Jackson-esque BABIP luck.

      • Pat D

        Truly.

        I know a lot of you hate them (I don’t, but I don’t listen enough anymore), but they’re obviously more tolerable.

        I’m glad that I’m not watching this game, I think I would have had a stroke, since I now know that I have high blood pressure.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Jeff Van Gundy aka Larry Fine without the talent.

  • pat

    Good eye, Randy.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    CLEARLY inside

  • Handtius

    we get a call!!!

    • nathan

      that was inside. that had to be a ball.

      • Handtius

        Sarcasm…lots of it.

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

    The BABIP god is up.

  • nathan

    Cerv one to the monster !!

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Fire Marshall Bill loads the bases.

    The Green Eyed Bandit up to no good.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Heck of a walk, Winn. Frankie C. with the bases loaded again. Deliver please, Frankie C.

  • Kristen

    The BABIP gods are kind.

  • mbonzo

    YOU GOT CERVED!

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

    BABIP GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • First Time Poster

    BOOM!

  • Handtius

    Oh Cervelli. how i love thee.

  • Ty

    Cervelli…the new Posada

    • Bob Stone

      From your lips to Mo’s ears.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Frankie! Love it. Don’t care that Winn got caught – the run scored. Good job boys

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Randy that was dumb but YAAAAY CERVELLI!!!

  • pat

    Another good play by Winn to make sure the run scores.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Frankie is making me love him more and more each day.

    • Across the pond

      ditto. Him and Gardner. Love them

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

    Come on Randy you’re suppose to be a good baserunner.

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Cerve’d.

    What is it with Winn’s gaffes whenever Cervelli gets an RBI hit?

  • Brazilian Fan

    cervelli is a solid player imo. what do you think mike?

  • BklynJT

    Ceribelli!!! (he’s italian right?)

  • nathan

    That was a special Cerv. Winn grrrrr !

  • danny

    CERVELLI I LOVE YOU!

  • zzzzzz

    wow. cervelli! i don’t even know what to say anymore.

  • Beef Hammerdong

    Winn needs to learn how to teleport.

    /dhalsim’d

  • CashmanSeenMeNaked

    Cervelli flashes more of that style nd grit, but Winn getting caught between 2nd and 3rd killing the momentum is unacceptable.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      I have a feeling that Winn intentionally got caught to give whoever was running ahead of him time to score. If it was Gardner then it was a dumb move but I can understand the logic behind it

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

    What was that? Win was out by about half a light year.

    • pat

      I just learned this last year. Apparently it’s intentional to ensure the 2nd run scores. I don’t like it, but apparently it’s baseball fundamentals.

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

        Really? It is bad that I’ve never heard of this? Of course, I never played baseball…

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

      Winn*

  • First Time Poster

    SOLID HITS BY FRANKIE ANGEL EYES! FUCK YEAH! I LOVE THIS SHIT! AND I AM LITERALLY YELLING THIS AS I TYPE IT SO I HAVE TO USE CAPS!!!!!!!!!1111

    /lastpartmighthavebeenalie’d

  • Jason from The Heartland

    LOVE the RBI single, Frankie C. But was the Winn run-down necessary?

    6-3 is beautiful. Frankie C. is batting .415 with 10 RBI in 41 AB. WOW.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Amen, Cashman…

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Anyone think that even with Nicky J comes back, we keep Posada at DH, have Frankie catch and bring up Moeller to be the backup catcher?

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

      No.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        your logic astounds me

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

          It’s really that simple.

        • Brad Toughy

          Where would that leave Nick Johnson? Using 3 of 25 roster spots on catcher isn’t as valuable as having an extra utility guy or a bullpen arm.

    • First Time Poster

      I don’t think so. Posada is still a more than serviceable catcher while Cerv, though he is hitting great, is not an improvement over Johnson when healthy. I’m not saying I don’t think Angel Eyes can be a regular… but this is his first year in the majors and he is surprising everyone with his production… maybe next year.

  • Poopy Pants

    Or Buck and McCarver could have asked Francona…

    If Beckett wasn’t trying to hit all of those batters, then why wasn’t he taken out of the game? He doesn’t belong in an MLB game if his control is that bad. People could and did get injured.

  • nathan

    Aah Winn, we could have made Laptop thief throw a bit more. Btw, according to McCarver laptop-thief has done his part in the game (he was 4+ innings 4 ER when he said that)

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Just give Cervelli his plaque in Monument Park now. It’s a foregone conclusion.

    • pat

      Fuck it, just start a new one in center field. Old Yankee Stadium style.

  • Kristen

    Even Joe Buck likes Cervelli

  • First Time Poster

    Not too bad of a play by Winn. He was just running aggressive. The first time was Thompson fault and at least he didn’t pull a Gomez and let the run score.

  • Brad Toughy

    Randy Winn has made an out at first, third and home today. I wonder how many times one player makes an out at each bag during one game?

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    I need a shirt with Cervelli’s smiling face on the front and the words “You just got Cerv’d” on the back. Now.

  • nathan

    Tex !! Hat tip.

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    I glove you, Mark.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Tex with the leatha

  • Handtius

    Damn Tex

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    What a play by Tex. Love it.

  • Poopy Pants

    “Teix could’ve been catching that ball for us”

    McCarver

  • mustang

    Pedroia hit. check
    winning the game. check
    Making Joe and tim look like dumb asses. check
    let the ass kissing start

    • mustang

      I love it

  • Kristen

    Defense!

  • poster

    WHOA, what a play Tex!

  • Brazilian Fan

    gold gloved

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Sexy Texy.

  • mbonzo

    Well McCarver got some of our emails. I guess.

    • Brazilian Fan

      it seems

      • nathan

        No, he just spaced out. He will be back at his very worst.

    • Across the pond

      Why, did he say something? I must have missed that

      • mbonzo

        He said Fisk must really like Cervelli. And then he said something about Teixeira being the best right handed first baseman ever.

  • nathan

    CC we need you through the 7th, lets get some quick outs.

  • pat

    Wow, are you shitting me?

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    Did anyone else hear someone calling CC a freak?

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Ummm where was that last pitch? Umm high? cmon blue

  • Sully

    Montero is out of the lineup again today. Has anyone heard whether he was removed last night for disciplinary reasons, or because he may have suffered an injury?

    • pat

      Speculation was that he pulled up lame running to 1b last night.

      • Pat D

        Didn’t DOTF say that he was later warming up guys in the bullpen? Would they have had him do that if he was hurt?

      • SouthernYankeeFan

        Restart at 6:20

    • Handtius

      Supposedly he came up lame running the bases.

    • nathan

      I read somewhere that he was pulled because he did not run a groundout/flyout.

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

      Mike said it was probably disciplinary. He was warming up pitchers in the bullpen later in the game, so if he does have an injury, it must be pretty minor.

    • BklynJT

      That stupid prospect bar on the right is a super jinx.

  • Brazilian Fan

    dustin biography

  • nathan

    Anything that has anything do with any good player has to be tied to Pedroia. Thats how bad McCarver wants a date with Dustin?

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I would like if CC got the guys out to keep it 6-3 and then it poured and the game got called off. That’d rule.

    • nathan

      No, i want them to beat the brains out of Boston in a 9 inning game.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Nah. With the injuries and stuff, let the guys get some rest.

  • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

    No point in mentioning whether the game is official or not. There will more than likely be no rain. Precipitation is at 10% for the rest of the day.

    • pat

      O RLY?

    • Handtius

      it’s raining.

    • RobinsonKanoWinsFatality

      I was wrong.

      /Spoke too soon’d

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

        lol. You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know that this:
        http://www.weather.com/weather.....e/USMA0046

        is rain.

    • bobtaco

      Good call.

  • http://www.pinstripepalace.blogspot.com Brien Jackson

    Seems to me there are probably thousands of people in LA who are happier about Andre Ethier than Dustin Pedroia is Tim.

  • nathan

    Come on, just one more out

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Oh come on. They call it NOW?

  • Kristen

    Ugh. 1 strike from an official game…

  • nathan

    FUCK !!

  • JSquared

    FUCKING BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!

    • Bob Stone

      Exactly!

  • Ty

    what awful umpiring let him throw the damn pitch are you kidding me

    • whozat

      Well, if he hadn’t taken 25 seconds between each of the last three pitches, maybe he could have gotten through the AB. The way CC was going there, it was pretty clear that he was in no hurry to avoid the rain.

  • Across the pond

    Damn it.. get that pitch thrown

  • Handtius

    one more pitch!!!! fucking crist.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    One strike from an official game? Seriously?

    • Kristen

      Complete bullshit. That was the quickest rain delay I’ve ever seen.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    short rain delay! come on Mo

  • Bobby

    Joe Buck: “Since 2004, the Red Sox and the Yankees average 3 hours and 22 minutes per game.”

    Trust us, Joe. As long as these games are, it’s an eternity for us when we have to listen to you.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I had to laugh at the “since 2004″ thing. You’d think they’d go from since 2001, with the unbalanced schedule, but I forgot that baseball started in 2004…

  • poster

    Uhhhhh. ONE FUCKING PITCH. WTF UMPS.

    The heavens themselves conspire against the evil empire.

  • Pat D

    In the middle of his windup and they call it? Total bullshit.

  • danny

    fuckkkk just one more freaking out!

  • Jack

    Really, Tim? You couldn’t give him just one more pitch?

  • mbonzo

    Wait its not an official game? Why did Buck say we were one out away from an official game?

    • nathan

      Home team has to finish the 5th , if they are not in the lead

      • mbonzo

        Wow never knew that, just read all the rules.

    • Neil B.

      You need to have 5 complete innings to have an official game. There’s still one out left in the bottom of the fifth. If only CC had thrown a strike on (what proved to be) his last pitch. . .

      • mbonzo

        Not necessarily, which was why I was confused. I am used to home games. If the home team leads through 4 and a half it is official too.

  • NYC

    UMPS WANT TO CANCEL THE GAME

  • nathan

    If they call this game off or fuckin suspend it because of 1 pitch, that wud suck

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    1 strike from it being an official game at Fenway which the red sox are trailing….who didn’t see that tarp coming out the 2nd a drop fell?

    Maybe NESN can loan FOX Gammons so he can go stand under a sprinkler somewhere and do “I don’t think we’re finishing this game today Joe. This may be the most deadly rain storm of all-time and The Red Sox will NOT risk their fans & players’ lives for a game they can make-up.”

  • Jersey

    That rain was coming down HARD, but still….?!?!

    • Michael Kay but not THE

      yeah, and no harder than games I’ve seen continue, and at much later stages in games too.

      • Jersey

        On the upside, spring rain coming down that hard doesn’t usually last all that long…guess we’ll see what happens.

  • Riddle

    I’ve never been more pissed at a game where the Yankees were winning…whole game has been bullshit.

  • pat

    HAHAH Rick Dickert.

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

    This is BS.

  • pat

    Eh, at least we get to watch Braves Phillies. That’s kinda nice.

  • whozat

    Whatever. If CC had wanted to finish that AB, he would have. He was taking FOREVER between pitches. He was clearly in no rush to finish it off. I don’t know why, but I have a hard time getting mad at the ump for stopping the game in a sudden downpour.

  • First Time Poster

    If it is canceled… do they replay the entire game, or do they begin next time from where the left off?

    • pat

      You restart them game with two starters whose names are drawn out of a hat.

    • Stryker

      i believe they start all over.

  • nathan

    Partial blame goes to CC. He was taking forevah…

    • Beef Hammerdong

      Yeah, those extra seconds were CRUCIAL!

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      CC was taking a while that inning but Buchholz took a while all game and they were one strike away from the inning being over!

  • Rosco

    How come if a game is tied after the 5th MLB will continue the game where it stands at a later date but for a game like today if it gets called they have to make up the whole game from scratch.

    • nathan

      Has to with whether that game is official or not, if the 5th is over then its official, so they continue the tied game.

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

      They don’t continue the game at a later date unless it’s the playoffs iirc.

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

        Oh duh, I missed the tied part. My bad.

    • Jersey

      Archaic, but no more archaic than letting the pitcher bat.

  • Jose

    so does the game continue after waiting or do they call the game?

  • Hey ZZ

    This is not on the ump. It is on CC. He knew the situation and he knew he had a 3 run lead to work with.

    Work fast and throw strikes that inning. I love CC, but not a good job that inning.

    • nathan

      Particularly that pitch. Just throw some damn thing over.

    • poster

      No way. He was one out and potentially one pitch away from an official game. Let’s not exaggerate and claim he was taking a half hour between pitches. 20 seconds or so is a long time, but he still only needed one out.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        This, a lot. Plus, the rain was very sudden.

      • Hey ZZ

        He was working slow the entire inning and he was not attacking hitters.

        I am not saying he was taking forever in between pitches, but he was working slower than he tends to and he should in that situation.

        He knew the weather was getting worse. Even if it does not rain, you get through that inning quick and then you have nothing to worry about.

        It really is not a big deal, but CC made a mistake.

        • poster

          I guess. The umpires made a bigger one.

    • First Time Poster

      To be fair the rain hit almost instantaneously. Plus, CC’s meteorology rating in the show is only 56.

      • poster

        Oh, well that explains it then!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    who are the Phillies/Braves announcers? Why can’t we get them? ;_;

    • Kristen

      Kenny Albert & Eric Karros. They are music to my ears.

      • nathan

        Careful, once your numbness is gone from that McCarver-Buck sham you will realize its still Fox.

  • pat

    There’s very little chance they restart this game.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      the guy on Fox said its gonna be a 35-40 minute delay

      • pat

        Word. I meant there’s very little chance they call it and make us start over again at a later date.

  • Jose

    so what happens?????

  • First Time Poster

    I like these guys way more… lets steal them.

    • Jack

      Heh. I got home from work during the moment of silence during the third. My first thought was “Why can’t we have a season of silence?”

    • donttradecano

      really? karros said that it would be BAD for cano to hit 40 hrs

      • Jack

        Wasn’t he also the one who said that CC couldn’t be dominant during the postseason?

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I remember that being Mark Grace but many people have told me it was Karros. So… maybe we don’t want these guys so much. But Buck/McCarver are so bad I’ll take pretty much anyone over them. Exceptions being the Mariners’ announcers.

      • First Time Poster

        True… that was pretty stupid and really had no logic to it whatsoever– especially because he cited Robbie as an RBI guy. That said, they do offer better commentary than the former due that we had been dealing with for the first 5 frames of that game.

  • Handtius

    Stop blaming CC. we’ve seen innings go on much longer then that with rain that hard. We saw it in Baltimore a few years ago, when Mora was complaining that they should call the game. They could have given him till the end of the inning. it wouldn’t have hurt.

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

      At least until the end of the AB. That’s the quickest rain delay I’ve ever seen, literally.

  • NYC

    OH NO, RAIN – RUN FOR COVER! Grow a pair.

    • First Time Poster

      Well… We never really played in the rain either. It’s not a matter of having testicles (I assure you, 98% of the players on the field do), but a matter of avoiding injury.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        I’m gonna guess… Pedroia is the 2%?

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Lowell and Beltre, I’m assuming, is what he means.

          (Sorry, that’s awfully mean :( )

          • Sam

            Ha!

        • DanElmaleh

          No, Youk-a-dickless.

        • Jack

          I was gonna say Tek.

          • DanElmaleh

            Fag a Tek would be right too!

            • poster

              That was unnecessary and offensive.

            • Jack

              Ugh.

        • First Time Poster

          Yep… well… 1.50%

          The .50 is the reduced size of Ortiz’s testis.

  • First Time Poster

    God is a Red Sox fan! He is just envious of Mo.

  • Jack

    Holy balls that is windy.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    Had the Yankees been trailing, McCarver would have definitely called this rain delay intentional.

  • Hey ZZ

    It was only a matter of time before the Yankees broke through on Bucholz today. The Yankees really bailed him out early in the game. He really was lucky that it was only 6 runs.

    He had no control of his offspeed pitches and his fastball was flatter than Tim McCarver’s voice when the Yankees score. And he has no clue what to do when runners are on base.

    Phil has had an elite fastball so far this season which is absolutely by far and away the best tool any pitcher can have.

    Mentioning these guys together is not going to last much longer. Phil is on a different level than Bucholz.

    • Michael Kay but not THE

      Phil also has the advantage in not having his mug shot on the wall in every electronics store across the country.

      • Roberto

        IETC

    • poster

      IDK, I disagree, I think Buccholz is gonna be a really good pitcher one day. He wasn’t doing Hughes good, but he WAS pitching quite well this year until today and he had a pretty good run at the end of last season too.

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        from what I understand, his ceiling isn’t as high as Hughes

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I can see Buchholz becoming excellent and I can see him completely falling apart and never really amounting to anything. I don’t see him being like, a serviceable pitcher, I think it’s all or nothing for him.

        Then again, I thought Beltre was gonna be Boston’s best signing this year (“it’s early” disclaimer).

      • Hey ZZ

        I was not really talking about strictly the results.

        The results have been great with Phil, but that is not the whole story.

        He has always had a very good fastball. But, he has been pitching with an elite fastball so far this season. He has been dominating teams with almost entirely FB, Cutter. The life in the zone on those 2 pitches is just incredible.

        Phil has one tool right now that Bucholz cannot touch and that most pitchers in baseball cannot touch. That is his fastball.

        Bucholz may be a very good pitcher one day, but Phil is a very good pitcher right now.

        • poster

          Right now Hughes is on a great run, but he does have a very lucky BABIP. He’ll regress, at least a little bit.

          • Hey ZZ

            That Phil has been “lucky” has been a bit misstated and overemphasized.

            Of course Phil is not going to pitch to these numbers all season and everything is going to rise including his ERA at some point.

            But what he has been doing so far this season have very little to do with luck. The major reason his BABIP is so low is because teams cannot connect with his fastball.

            Just look at all the foul balls hit off his fastball. No one they have faced has been able to put the sweet spot of the bat on his fastball. He has given up so few hits not because he has been lucky, but because very, very few players this season have hit it hard.

            What Phil has done so far has not be luck. This early in the season people turn to BABIP far too often without looking at the particular at bats and situations.

            • poster

              I’m not saying Phil hasn’t been pitching great. And yes, there’s a reason his BABIP is so low. But you said it yourself, his BABIP and his ERA are unsustainable.

              • Hey ZZ

                Yeah I know you aren’t saying that. It was directed more generally. A lot of people have said Phil has been lucky this year. That is misleading.

                That whole Bloomberg website article the other day was misleading because it did not take into account whatsoever the way Phil is pitching right now and how different of a pitcher he is from the past.

                When Phil’s numbers go up it won’t be because, he was lucky early in the season. I just hope people realize that and don’t take anything away from what he has done so far because of it.

                • poster

                  Phil is an excellent pitcher who has a pretty good shot to finish with an ERA below four, which would be absolutely fantastic. But he will not finish with an ERA below 2.

  • Riddle

    lol, Yankees media beat Red Sox media 20-3 at a Fenway Park softball game. Wouldnt have minded to see that.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Love it. Here’s hoping Susan Waldman hit a 3run homerun off Tim McCarver… wait hes not part of the Red Sox organization?

      • Riddle

        I hear Gammons plays a mean shortstop…

    • Bob Stone

      Don’t you love that!

    • Jerkface

      It wasn’t softball. It was real baseball. Even more impressive

      • nathan

        Amazingly tyler Kepner pitched 5 shoutout innings I heard. Great job, would love to know what Pete Abe did (lol)

        • pat

          I heard Pete Abe was killed the post game spread.

          • pat

            dammit, fail.

        • Brad Toughy

          Does Kepner keep his NYY eligibility now that he covers all of MLB?

  • nathan

    Last night in Baseball tonight, Buck Showlater mentioned in slightly different words ” You look at the Yankees, they are able to bring in a Winn or Cervelli or Pena, they miss no beat. Thats what they can do with such a high payroll, when you get a 200 Mill payroll you can do that. I am sure a mid-market team cant do that, right JP”

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Because Winn/Cervelli and Pena are being paid in the tens of millions of dollars… guarantee Pena and Cervelli are being paid league minimum and Winn is what, 1.5 mil?

      • Bob Stone

        So true. Details, details.

        • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

          Look its true we have a high payroll. But for once, can’t someone just say “they have really good coaches and Cashman found a gem in Cervelli.” Its just frustrating because we can’t win. If we win, its empty because we’re expected to, and if we lose, its inexcusable and we’re roundly mocked by everyone.
          Fucking Red Sox.

          • nathan

            You are right, knock the Yanks about the payroll thats ok. But atleast be sensible about who you choose to highlight as luxury, Cervelli, Pena and Winn are not luxuries. Couple of them are farm hands and one is a washout. Lets have some perspective. But, its ESPN, we shouldnt expect perspective or fidelity.

            • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

              Yeah. Arod, Tex, CC fine we paid them. But we DEVELOPED Gardner, we DEVELOPED Cervelli, we DEVELOPED Pena and we were literally the only team that even wanted Winn

              • Bob Stone

                Not to mention the Yanks developed Pettitte, Jeter, Posada, and God.

                • Mike P

                  As far as the MSM are concerned, the Yankees bought God as an international free agent.

      • nathan

        Oh yeah, a couple of minor leaguers make greater than Adrian Gonzalez. It was crazy, I thought ok let me wait 20 seconds he will saying something sensible. He asked JP Ricciardi and JP went yeah its tough, when you have them with a 200 Mill payroll and they can bring these players in and not miss, the depth, the depth is what that payroll buys.

        What can I say, i kicked myself for even watchign 5 mins of that show.

        • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

          I like Baseball Tonight and I like John Kruk. Hes really smart (surprisingly) and knows a ton about baseball. But its not we have Allstars as backups – could the answer be that possibly, we just made smart moves? Or is that not allowed too, as it takes unfair advantage of our above-average intelligence???

          • whozat

            Kruk does nothing except parrot empty platitudes and contribute to false narratives. His analysis is shallow and often inaccurate.

          • Zack

            “I like Baseball Tonight and I like John Kruk. Hes really smart (surprisingly) and knows a ton about baseball”

            Sarcasm is there somewhere

          • nathan

            Kruk, I donno. I think he is pretty average.

  • Eirias

    I realize that Cervelli stands zero chance of producing like Posada, but a few questions: I was too young to follow Posada’s development. How heralded was he as a prospect? Did his minor league career portend his future success?

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      All I know was he started at second base (epic lawls) and he debuted in a pinch-running role, in the highest of ironies

    • pat

      He was always known as a defense first, light hitting catcher. He wasn’t very highly regarded at all. Due to a bunch of injuries last year he was called up to be the backup. His infections enthusiasm and great presence behind the plate as all but ensured his place as our primary BUC of the future. Anything he contributes with the stick is a bonus. He never hit like this in the minors.

    • MikeD

      He was considered a prospect, although no one was predicting a border-line HOF career. I guess you can never predict that. He continued to improve, and his numbers indicated a potential .270/.370 OBP with midrange power. Frankly, he should have been on the Yankees roster for all of ’96 and should have been playing even more in the first few years of his career instead of sharing too much time with Girardi. Those lost ABs may be what cost him the HOF.

      Cervelli lacks powers, but his minor league record indicated decent strike-zone judgement. My question on him would be how he’d react when pitchers just started pounding the plate on him. No way they’d want to walk him and they have little fear he’d hit the ball out. So far Cervelli has reacted quite well. It’s not going to last, though, but I have hopes that he can maintain a .260-.270 BA acting as a solid defensive back-up.

      • poster

        Posada is considered a borderline HOF’er, but he shouldn’t be; he should be considered an eventual first round HOF’er.

        Look at some of his rate stats. He ranks right up with Yogi and Dickey. If Posada doesn’t make it into the HOF it’s a shame.

        • MikeD

          I’m not necessarily disagreeing with you. I’m just repeating what’s thought about him now, which he’s a borderline candidate. There are 13 catchers in the Hall, if I remember correctly, and I rate Posada somewhere just off the all-time top ten, which means there are catchers in the HOF who have accomplished less than Jorge. I just hope he plays for a few more years and can add in some more counting stats to convince enough voters to punch the ticket for him. I’m afraid those lost ABs at the start of his career may hold him back.

          BTW I think the whole Core Four movement of the past year is going to help both Posada d Pettitte. They will get a closer look. And if Posada gets in, and three of the Core Four are in, then I can see a push to add in Pettitte. Andy will help his chances if he plays for a couple more seasons.

  • Handtius

    Anyone watching the phils-braves? ex yankee on base, ex yankee just bunted, ex yankee pitching.

    • pat

      Hah, yup I was thinking the same thing.

  • Jim

    Alright, the rain is stopping and we only have a one hour window before the next batch of heavy showers moves through. They better take the tarp off soon!

    • nathan

      I donno Tim Mclelland has been desperatly trying to wash away his nightmare call at 3B in the playoffs, he will try to even up and jerk the Yanks a bit. I think he would have given that pitch if it was anyother team on the mound.

  • nathan

    A bit of a good news on Nicky J, Chad Jennings retracted the torn tendon thing. Its just inflammation now. Poor lad.

    • poster

      Great news!

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

    Fantasy question: Drop Reid Brignac, Kila Ka’aihue, or Matt LaPorta?

    • Chops

      Kila La’aihue, he’s going to get the least amount of ABs with Jose Guillen and Billy Butler on the Royals

  • pat

    Tarp is coming off, YAY

  • donttradecano

    any see this part of the renovation for msg?

    http://www.msg.com/events/tran.....es-1.41657

    • pat

      Hopefully they can renovate the Knicks straight out of MSG.

      • pat

        Those look pretty insane tho.

  • nathan

    McCarver and Buck were so bad, that I needed this rain delay to feel normal and calm down. During that game (gulp) I wished that they should cutover to Rosenthal for a few minutes. It was that poor from them.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      esp the part where hitting lil pedroia come back to haunt cc… how about fastball in the heart of the plate?

  • NYC

    who’s going to pitch now?

    • nathan

      Has to be CC. It was not that big a delay.

      • Zack

        It was an hour

        • nathan

          Yep, now its too long. CC could be thinking darn, i lost a win coz of McLelland.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Russo. What else did they call him up for?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    They scheduled restart for 6:20

  • pat

    Are you fucking shitting me? I don’t get to watch the rest of the game?

    • nathan

      The rest will be on FX

  • Hey ZZ

    Do we get new announcers on FX?

    PLEASE say yes

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Could be. It was a long rain delay after all.

  • MikeD

    Any update here? I don’t have TV access today.

    • MikeD

      Ok, just as I wrote that WABC went back to the game. Rain seems to have stopped and there is blue in the sky, but the temp has dropped a lot. CC will be out of the game.

    • nathan

      Game starts in 4 mins on FX.

  • pat

    Hahah, The Win Vulture strikes again.

  • Ty

    Feels like an Aceves 2.2ip 2hits 1bb 3k W coming up

  • First Time Poster
    • First Time Poster

      … nm

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I guess it’s not. Commenting guidelines…

    • Tom Zig

      This falls under the “unauthorized feed” category. We’re not allowed to talk about those on here because Mike/Ben/Joe could get in trouble.

  • Kristen

    Of course Joe Buck saw Maid in Manhattan in theaters.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Joe Buck saw Maid in Manhattan in the theaters?

    Congratulations.

  • Tommy Fusco

    wow, the mets aint playing bad
    another win over the giants

  • First Time Poster

    Unreal… why they hell don’t they go back to the other game. I don’t get FX… fuck!

    • mbonzo

      Don’t worry you’ll get to watch Nascar!!!

      • First Time Poster

        Oh… I’m sorry… I didn’t respond… I currently have a bullet lodged between my retina and cerebral cortex.

        • mbonzo

          Nascar must have just gotten much more enjoyable.

  • Handtius

    What the fuck!!! FX?!?! I don’t get fucking FX!

  • Ty

    What torture going from an HD channel to a non-HD channel for me. Anything else I would of turned it off already, humans shouldn’t have to endure this.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Apparently, NASCAR is coming up later on Fox, so they just moved over now, as opposed to having to do it later if the Yanks/Sox stayed on Fox

    • Jack

      Fuck NASCAR.

  • V

    I hate umpires. I hate Fox. I hate the Red Sox. AGAGJAJGAJRJARJAJTJGA.

  • V

    If CC misses 20 wins by 1, he has this game (and these idiotic umpires) to blame.

    • Ty

      If CC misses 300 wins by 1, he has this game (and these idiotic umpires) to blame.

  • poster

    I’m so pissed at this whole sequence of events.

  • First Time Poster

    So… is Ace in line for the W?

    This brings a whole new meaning to “Vulture”

  • mbonzo

    Couldn’t the official scorer still give the W to CC if he wanted to?

    • First Time Poster

      Nope.

    • Across the pond

      Yeah I thought there was cases where he could make a judgement but maybe he must still have the 5ip

      • Jack

        So, a starting pitcher has to go 5 innings, but Alan Embree can pick up a win without throwing a single pitch.

        Tell me again why people actually use wins to evaluate pitchers?

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Leadoff walk to the #9 hitter… LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it

  • First Time Poster

    wow! I’m not even getting NASCAR… I’m getting reruns of “Friends!”

    I cannot type something which would do my anger justice. Fox… you made a powerful enemy today, my friend.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Pedroia just made a GREAT play… he made a solid play but not one that should inspire any remarks…

  • V

    Goddamnit Jeter. WTF?

  • Dr Van Nostrand

    One of the worst Jeter at bats I have ever seen

    • V

      I know. The d00d just walked Ramiro Pena!!!!

      • Tom Zig

        Captain Groundout to SS

  • Hummingbird S.

    I want good Jeter back.

  • TheZack

    I love that I am getting reruns of “life according to Jim” instead of the game. Yay Fox!

    • Poopy Pants

      That might actually be worse than McCarver and Buck.

    • nathan

      Just checked, Fox is airing “Judge Brown” Lol. Thank you FX.

  • Tom Zig

    So David Ortiz didn’t play today…safe to say his goose is cooked?

  • Poopy Pants

    Will this bullpen EVER get straightened out?

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

      ::unwraps burrito, wipes down microwave::

      /TSJC’d
      /Am I doing this right’d

    • pat

      Because he gave up 2 hits?

      • Poopy Pants

        Yes.

        • Handtius

          ˆneeds to relax

  • pat

    Oh, motherfucker. Goddamn it.

  • Across the pond

    Oh fuck no!!!11!

  • Kristen

    FUCK

  • DGeezy

    UGH

  • damn yanks

    OH GOD…. MAKE IT STOP!!!!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wtffff is going on

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Oh god Aceves is injured… WHAT THE FUCK WHY ARE WE GETTING HURT

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

    You have got to be kidding me.

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

    You have to be kidding me.

    • nathan

      I hope Joba becomes a 2 inning guy, will keep him in line for a nice 100 inning season.

  • nathan

    We are entering 2009 Mets territory with these injuries. Damn it.

  • Tom Zig

    who is hurt?

    • pat

      Ace

      • Tom Zig

        howd he get hurt?

        • pat

          Slipped or tripped on the mound. Logan is coming in.

        • Kristen

          Awkward landing on a pitch? Hard to tell.

  • Phishin’

    unreal….can we get a break with these injuries?

  • Ojas

    wtf is with all of these injuries?!

  • Handtius

    what the hell is going on?

    • B-Rando

      Aceves through a strike, and then started limping around the mound and got yanked from the game. Logan came in and got the K, but christ, I cannot believe these injuries.

  • TheZack

    Jesus I hate Boston. Freaking place is just plain evil. I have no doubt that this is all intentional…

  • First Time Poster

    … what the hell. What happened to Ace? God dammit! Mo help us!

  • Zanath

    This would be slightly comical if it weren’t so depressing. What is going on?

  • Apollo22237

    If these injuries keep happening, we are just going to have to call up the entire Scranton team.

  • joeytime

    Ace goes down.. Ace goes down… damn now what?! Was it a hammy?? or back??? Anyone??

    • pat

      They’re not sure.

    • Tom Zig

      accidental castration.

  • Kristen

    Awesome Boone Logan story by Ken Rosenthal.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      That story fits someone whose name is Boone

  • Hughesus Christo

    Booooooooooooooone

  • pat

    Boone Logan is a great pitcher when he only has to get 2 strikes on a guy.

  • Hummingbird S.

    now we are down to 1 reliable arm in the ‘pen

  • Phishin’

    Yes Boone Logan!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Its probably his back :(

  • Tom Zig

    tack on runz

    plzthxbai

  • Zanath

    Good job by Logan. Can’t say I was too confident seeing him pitch, but we didn’t have too many other options. What’s the layout for the rest of the game, do you think? Joba for the 8th, I would think and Mo for the 9th? But who do we bring in for the 7th? Marte? Keep Logan in?

  • Hughesus Christo

    For some reason, I’m still not concerned about the injuries. I like our depth throughout the system. I thin guys like Melancon/Miranda/Golston/etc. can fill holes for a few weeks. Chillax.

    • Hughesus Christo

      And Post-April MARKY MARK. There can even be some good with the injuries. Young guys could flourish with their new opportunities.

    • FIPster Doofus

      You get the feeling this team’s gonna win every day out regardless of the circumstances (injuries, etc.) Reminiscent of ’98.

  • pat

    MUAHAHAHAHA

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      for whatever reason, I really like this comment

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    I love May Tex

  • Ty

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

    • Tom Zig

      goes the dynamite

  • First Time Poster

    Good thing I have the awesome episode of “Friends” to help me through this bullshit… thanks, Fox.

    Also… at least we are beating the Red Sox hald our 25-man roster injured.

    • Tom Zig

      The Sox signed up for the wrong run prevention.

  • Kristen

    May Teix strikes again!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    looks like tex is heating up the sumtin to smile about :)

  • Zanath

    Tex!

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

    This year, unlike last year, the injuries are happening just as Mark and Alex start to hit. The rest of baseball can continue to S our collective Ds.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    another injuryyy wow.

  • First Time Poster

    Hi! My name is Mark. I like things like the sun, the beach and other fun activities. I’m really nice and never swear… I’m also awesome at baseball!

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      The Baseball Season, By Mark Teixiera.

      Chapter One: May.

      Today, we played the Sox again. It was a nice, fun game, although we had a little rain, which was too bad. CC pitched really well save for a mistake that Victor Martinez hit out of the park, but hey, what can you do? That’s baseball. Luckily, the boys and I rallied back to take the lead. I felt real good today, hitting two home runs and an RBI single. It’s tough losing Aceves, especially on top of all of the other injuries right now, but hopefully he’s a-OK tomorrow. Robbie felt good enough to hit today, which was great news, and Georgie’s close to being back to game form. Luckily for us, Frankie C has been on fire recently, so we’ve been able to handle the brief loss of Posada. Likewise, Brett Gardner has been all-world in the outfield and at the plate, Marcus has been hitting all season, and Randy looks like he’s starting to heat up, so we’ve been able to sustain the loss of Curtis Granderson, although we certainly hope he comes back soon! He’s a really great guy, a hard worker, and a very talented player. I have really enjoyed being his teammate thus far. I have a good feeling about us this season – our starters are throwing great, we’re scoring runs, and the bullpen’s bound to come around soon because there’s a lot of great arms out there. I wouldn’t sleep on Dave Robertson, because he was terrific for us last year.

  • Poopy Pants

    Joe West is sooo pissed right now.

  • Across the pond

    haha love the Joe West ZING by Buck

  • First Time Poster

    … injury delay on gameday…

    what the fuck!

    • Zanath

      It’s the Red Sox turn, this time. Ramon Ramirez hurt. No idea what it is.

      • Across the pond

        looked like he hurt his throwing hand

      • First Time Poster

        Newton’s law of motion?

  • First Time Poster

    Oh thank Mo… I thought a lightning bolt his Tex when he was rounding third.

  • Tom Zig

    ooooo Schoeneweizer

  • Patrick

    Good to see Tex break out.

    Screw Fox,the Red Sox,and the Box of Rocks in the booth.

  • Dela G

    i love texy

  • Zanath

    Also, Tex is officially over the Mendoza line!

  • Kristen

    Such scintillating analysis of Teixs eating habits. Thanks Joe Buck.

  • Dela G

    man the fox affiliate here in college station, texas decided to not show the yankees game after the rain delay, so now i am getting some nascar bullshit

    • Sean C

      Go to FX.

      • Dela G

        thanks man, it’s on that channel. you are the fucking boss

        • Jack

          Heh.

          Update (6:07pm): The game is set to resume at 6:20pm ET, and the broadcast is going to shift over to FX.

          • Dela G

            lol i wish i had seen that update… :/

  • pat

    Are they bringing in a loogy to face the Rod?

  • Dela G

    good job alex

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

    McCarver acting like “Sweet Caroline” is something to look forward to. Shoot me.

  • Ty

    This lineup might only need Arod and Tex the rest of May the way they are swinging.

  • Reggie C.

    Arod’s swinging single life produces … singles.

    • First Time Poster

      Yeah… but I like when A-Rod’s love life gets him home… ALLLLLL the way home.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

        dude that is SO not your first post

        • First Time Poster

          You’re definitely kidding, right? Either way it’s cool, just wondering if I missed the sarcasm or not.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

            yeah it was a joke. I have a kinda weird sense of humor. You’ll get used to it

            • First Time Poster

              lol that’s cool. I did figure as much, but I was just that unsure that I felt the need to clarify.

              s’all good.

  • Dela G

    good to see tampa finally losing a game

    • Apollo22237

      I was thinking about it, and I guess when we play the Sox, I sorta want the Rays to win so the Red Sox fall that much farther behind in the standings.

  • Reggie C.

    With 4 legs, Arod can really abuse Vmart’s noodle arm.

  • Dela G

    damn cano, he’s throwing schlop

  • Tom Zig

    que embarazado

    /not the right word

    • pat

      Heh, that means pregnant.

  • Dela G

    the answer is joba chamberlain

    saw it on the phillies game

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

    The answer of FOX’s bonus question is Joba.

  • Dela G

    mccarver is a moron

    the plural of dove is doves

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

    Does anyone know how to get Chrome to include Fangraph’s search bar as a location bar search?

  • Reggie C.

    Swisher’s ode to his fallen fellow Nick.

  • Dela G

    a-rod great job!

  • Patrick

    Suck it Sox!

  • Tom Zig

    w000p w000p

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Arod with a nice slide – good job rodrizzle.

    Swisher of course, with the clutch hit

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

    Good to see A-Rod’s not having any problems with his legs.

    • Sean C

      Are you kidding? The Centaur cannot be stopped.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Thought A-Rod channeled his inner Bengie Molina for a second.

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

    More runs please. I want to see Romulo Sanchez in this game, the sole surviving member of The Fat Sanchezes. I assume he’ll pour one out for Humberto.

    • Neil B.

      5 run lead, 3 innings left. . .if Logan can finish out the 7th, maybe we will see Romulo. After getting a rain-shortened outing from CC, it’d be nice to not have to use Joba or Mo today.

      Or we can make things really interesting and throw Damaso out there.

  • Kristen

    Can you imagine listening to Tim McCarver for the entirety of that 20-inning marathon two weeks ago?

    • Sean C

      I’m pretty sure getting water-boarded for the entirety of that 20-inning game would be a more pleasant experience.

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

    That “game summary” shows all that is wrong with FOX’s baseball coverage.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      mainly cause it references Joe Buck and Tim McCarver at all

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

        Exactly. Any broadcast that spends more time talking about the broadcasters than the game is a bad one.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    They fear Frankie! Pretty pathetic that the Yanks only have 8 runs when they have 7 walks.

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

    Would you rather listen to Neil Diamond singing “Sweet Caroline” or Joe Buck singing Prince?

    • Kristen

      Those are both awful options.

  • Tom Zig

    eek D-Rob.

  • charles poet

    well, looks like Tex may be getting started finally. over .200

  • Dela G

    suzyn says aceves has a stiff lower back

  • Chip

    Robertson still has no command

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

    Aceves with a stiff lower back, according to WCBS.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      good news yes? Rest, warm massage… he’ll be fine

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    wow even pena look like he got hurt wth.

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

    Oh crap, here comes the SI cover jinx talk.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    That should have been 0-2 to Scutaro, and he could have dropped the curve. Instead, after being called a ball on a great 0-1 fastball at the knees, he went fastball and gave up a single. Awful.

  • Chip

    Wow, Robertson is being bent over by the home plate ump

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    This ump has had a weird zone. Calls the high strike then doesn’t.

  • Dela G

    ugh d-rob, why must you fail us

  • FIPster Doofus

    Robertson is just a mess right now. Damn.

  • Reggie C.

    Yeesh. Poor D-Rob. He’s just leaving everything over the plate.

  • charles poet

    bringing in Robertson was a waste of a pitcher. results may have been the same leaving logan in there.

    Robertson needs to go down to Tampa “with an injury” or to Scranton

  • Tom Zig

    Robertson you anger me!

  • Dela G

    that girl in the toyota avalon commercial is pretty

  • Dante

    Why are the Yanks cutting Robertson so much slack?
    He’s been suck’n it every outing.
    Send him down and bring up Melancon for crying out freak’n loud!!!

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      because Robertson proved how good he was last year, against major league hitters. And he has shown he has the ability to be a top level reliever

      • Dante

        Last year was LAST YEAR!
        He doesn’t throw strikes this year,he’s tentative and he’s getting crushed this year.
        Send him DOWN!!

  • Dela G

    d-rob has given 16 hits, 3HR in 7 2/3 innings… wowzers

  • Dante

    The Yanks have been in luv with the ’09 version of Robertson and are in denial that he sucks this bad.
    Wake up Cash…pls

    • Dela G

      ah back again, dante

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        had a good trip through the inferno? purgatorio? paradiso?

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Throw strikes, Joba. Don’t mess around.

  • Dela G

    cmon joba, throw strikes

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Nice hissy, Victor.

  • Dela G

    good job joba

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Good work, Joba. Give him the eighth.

  • Reggie C.

    Whew… Gardner made that fly ball a bit more eventful than needed.

  • Dela G

    i don’t know about that… jetes looked safe at first glance

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I thought the same, Dela. Of course, there was no replay on FAUX.

  • Dante

    Gotta love the arse whoppin 2 days in a row by the Yanks against the Suxsox in Baston. Let’s tac on another 2 and have duel 10-3 trashing.

    • Dela G

      i’m going to frame this positive post from you, dante!!

      • Dante

        Dela..I call it like I see it….
        I’m as die hard a Yankees fan as anyone out there…but I’m not pie in the sky about it.
        If they (in this case Robertson) are suckin it I say out right.

        • Dela G

          hey man i’m with you, but some of your past posts have been “wtf?” worthy

          • Dante

            maybe…not sure which past posts you’d be referring to…
            I did trash Vasquez when he melted down against the Angels in LA.
            And you’re probably aware of where the Yanks stand with him at this moment.
            They’ve got another “Kei Igawa” on their collective hands.

  • Dela G

    teh gritster!!!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Brett the Jet is batting .352. Jeebus Chreebus.

  • Dela G

    what a great catch

  • Reggie C.

    McDonald just ate up Teix’s double. Damn.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Teixeira robbed of a four-hit day on a terrific catch.

  • Dante

    Tex is back…
    next
    A-Rod will get his homer mojo back and this team will jet propel itself away from the Rays.

  • Dela G

    another stolen base?? i love it

  • Reggie C.

    Vmart just wants to go home right about now.

    I think BG should press it, … steal third.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Jeez. Most of the time when Gardner steals, it isn’t even close–whether or not Brett the Jet steals on a rage-armed catcher like Martinez.

  • Reggie C.

    Individual voices in this Boston crowd are starting to irk me.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      you hear that guy yelling Roids at Arod too?

  • Jason from The Heartland

    rag-armed, that is.

    • Jack

      I think I like rage-armed better.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    They’re just waiting for their “Freebird,” Reggie: “Sweet Caroline.”

    Schoenweis is now up to 50 pitches.

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

      He’s getting the patented “You’re about to be Released” treatment that the Red Sox are so fond of doing.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    That was pretty classless of the Fenway crowd to chant “steroids” at one of their own players. I mean Ortiz isn’t even IN the game today.

    • Kristen

      IETC

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        seconded

  • Apollo22237

    Castro is the “only rookie to have 6 RBI’s in his MLB Debut.” Is it just me or would it be pretty tough to not be a rookie in your MLB Debut.

    • Alex S

      Fact: Nick Swisher was never a rookie. he was automatically accepted and was never hazed

  • Dante

    Let’s go Robbie 3 run homer…

  • Dela G

    man i hope swisher destroys bard

  • Chip

    Can’t express how impressed I am by Cano’s batting eye this season

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I do so love all the empty seats in the 8th inning in Fenway.

  • Jack

    Triple steal!

  • Hangoverologist

    This series is going to be just like the Boston Massacre from last year. We’ve outscored Boston 18-5 in just two games.

  • Dante

    don’t want to pitch to Cano…they’d rather walk him or in Beckett’s case hit him.
    I’m surprise CC hit only one of those punks. He should have gotten Joba wild over Pukalis’s head

  • brazilian fan

    sox pitcher looks like a homeless and austin jackson is ripping the bat

    • lenn23

      what?

  • Dela G

    great job swisher

    10-3

  • FIPster Doofus

    It doesn’t get any better than this.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I couldn’t agree more, Chip. I raise my tulip glass of New Belgium Abbey high to you and your good point about Cano’s plate approach.

    …and to Swish for his RBI single. Pour it on.

  • danny

    the sox have to be under-achieving, right? there no way theo “the genius” epstein planned this?

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    I’m glad Rosenthal graded the Granderson trade on May 8th. This is the most devastating Yankees prospect trade since Brad Halsey.

    • brazilian fan

      nobody expected austin to be this good right?

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        isnt his BABIP like .550 or some crazy # like that

      • Michael Kay but not THE

        Cashman clearly didn’t. I was excited for him, then again I never saw the kid play either. If Jackson turns into a perennial all-star for The Tigers, good for him & them. I don’t think the move should be thrown in Cashman’s face on May 8th though, because when he made the move the forecast on jackson was not as good as Granderson.

        If he had been forced to surrender Jackson before knowing much about him for one of those classic Steinbrenner moves of the 80’s & early 2000’s, its a different story. A though process went into the move, he didn’t have to give Jackson up to get Moises Alou or something.

  • Hangoverologist

    I don’t think that there will be a sellout tomorrow considering how poorly the Red Sox have been playing.

    • Zack

      The tickets are probably already sold so it will be considered a shut out. But I’m sure there’s like 10,000 up on stubhub though

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Winn worked the 10th walk of the game.

  • Alex S

    pour it on Frankie!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    10 for the Yanks, that is.

    A Frankie C. grand slam would be the icing on the cake.

    • Kristen

      I’ll take a 5-RBI day from my boy

  • Dela G

    cerv’d

  • Bobby

    Dark Helmet strikes again!

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Francisco Cervelli is the greatest hitter in the history of the game

    /Fact’D

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I love it. What an ass kicking! Frankie C! 12-3, 5 RBI for Cisco the kid.

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

    Bella, Frankie, bella.

  • Hangoverologist

    This is getting ridiculous now.

  • mike c

    so is everyone writing in cervilli for the all star game yet?

    • Dela G

      i am

  • danny

    cervelli!

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

    Check out Frankie. Can they just call this one on account of the mercy rule?

    • First Time Poster

      Yeah… his name: Ramiro Pena!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    There can be no doubt, Total Domination. A legend.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      fuggedaboutit

      • mike c

        you guys ready to rent some kaaaaaghhhgghhgghz?

  • Dante

    Oh baby….12-3….suck it…Suxsox!!!

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

    Jonathan Van Every is warming up in the bullpen for the Sox. He’s an outfielder.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    This is shaping up to be the worst version of “Sweet Caroline” ever.

  • Zack

    Fastball dont shit if its straight buddy

    • Zack

      Fastball aint*

  • Zooboy

    Cervelli even made it stop raining. Love that kid!

  • Dela G

    man i thought pena got that one out

    • Alex S

      same here i prematurely JIMP’d

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

    Who wants to bet that Schoenweis gets released tomorrow or Monday?

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Indeed, Mike A. And for the top of the order, no less.

  • danny

    haha if only pena hit a homerun, that would’ve have been amazinggg

  • Dante

    Cervelli really shows that he belongs. Man he calls a good game and the pitchers seem to really respond to him. His bats been just awesome and probably beyond everyone’s expectations.
    Posada to FT DH?

    • Hangoverologist

      You are talking total shit. Cervelli would start on other MLB clubs, but these are the Yankees. Posada is the everyday catcher.

      • PaulF

        But the Yankees don’t have a DH right now.

      • Zack

        “Cervelli would start on other MLB clubs”
        He’d probably be a back up on other clubs too. Because he’s not a .400 hitter, he’s probably not a .300 hitter, and has no power.

      • Dante

        You just said…dude..he’d start for any team in the majors…he’s started every game this week and look @ how he’s handled their staff.
        NJ is on the DL…so why not use Posada as DH (switch hitter) and bring up Moeller or Romine as a back up?

    • brazilian fan

      i dont think so. but i’m not so worried about the future catcher until montero or romine is ready

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Zooboy, I think he caught all the rain in his helmet.

    • Zooboy

      Hope he has a long snorkel.

  • Jose

    cervelli is the man!! I wish he would eventually be our every day catcher!

  • Hey ZZ

    You are looking at a Sox team that is on the verge of death.

    Go out there tomorrow and beat their best pitcher at home, and it may be time to call the funeral home.

  • Dela G

    yay russo is in

  • danny

    wassupp russo

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Sons of Sam Horn must be eating their own during this stomping. I bet they and much of the rest of “Red Sox Nation” are spitting bile.

  • Dela G

    peteabe says johnathon van every is warming up in the bullpen

    my god if true this could be good

  • Yankeescribe

    Total domination.

    Time to let Cerv start at catcher more often and DH Posada more often while NJ is on the DL

  • Camilo Gerardo

    Why does beltre look so mad all the time?

    • Dela G

      he has that kendrick perkins problem, always looking like the devil

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      because he just realized he joined the Sox just in time for them to claim their rightful place in 3rd of the AL East

  • Hey ZZ

    Joba is not throwing strikes on purpose.

    He is making the Red Sox suffer in misery for as long as possible.

  • Dela G

    lol beltre looked like an idiot on that K

  • Hangoverologist

    Vintage Joba.

  • brazilian fan

    mo will pitch

  • Reggie C.

    Beltre just whiffed in classic style. God, i love those huge swings and misses.

  • Alex S

    micro-managing in a 12-3 game? thats Girardi for ya!

  • Jason from The Heartland

    I hope Mariano will not pitch in this romp. He needs the work, but with the Yanks up 9, shouldn’t come within a sniff of this game. Save him until tomorrow night, when they go for the sweep.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    Not to come across like a Girardi-Hater, but is there a justifiable reason why he’s mixing & matching with the pen in a 12-3 game when we have guys dropping like flies to boot?

  • Dela G

    at least joe admits he is boring as hell

  • Hangoverologist

    Good news: The Yanks are only half a game out of first. If the Rays lose tomorrow (highly unlikely), and the Yanks win, they’ll leapfrog Tampa Bay for first place.

  • Kristen

    Self-awareness by Joe Buck – “I’m so tired of hearing myself talk, I can only imagine how you feel.” Truer words have never been spoken.

  • brazilian fan

    this game was a disgrace to baseball

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Whiff you very much, Hermida.

  • Dela G

    man marte was money

    3 pitches

    1 k

  • Reggie C.

    I guess Marte is going to close out the game. Cool. He needs the work!

    • Hangoverologist

      It’s a good problem to have. The starters are so good, the pen needs a lot of work to stay fresh.

  • mike c

    you got cerv’d vs. velli vidi vici

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      the latter. Love it. very clever

      • mike c

        awesome, i’ll be going with that from now on

  • Camilo Gerardo

    joe buck just admitted his voice is annoying

  • Kristen

    Jonathan Van Every in to pitch. Love it.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    omg please let us crush this kid. destroy him

  • Sean C

    Romulo Sanchez for the 9th?

    • Jason from The Heartland

      Methinks, Sean.

  • Dela G

    jeter murdered that!!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    more runss :)

  • Jason from The Heartland

    May the Yankees hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers off him.

    Well, I’ll settle for a double to start.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    this is awesome. buck: “let’s not have the umpire squeeze him” what a hater

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    Please Girardi, don’t counter by sending Thames out for the 9th.

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    ARod is gonna hit a HR of this guy. 500 footer

    • Dela G

      a-rod was taken out the game for russo

      • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        DAMN IT

  • brazilian fan

    boston got owned

  • Dante

    It’s too bad CC couldn’t complete the 5th. One strike away from a regulation game and a 5th win. That’s a shame.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Can’t wait to see Russo at bat

  • Camilo Gerardo

    the bawston fans finally start leaving

    • Dela G

      they’ve been gone since the delay ended

  • Across the pond

    78mph heaters.

    As kay would say he’s throwing straight gas!

  • Dela G

    grit dont strike out

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      he knew that the ump was gonna call anything close. shoulda swung

  • B.George

    I think Joe Buck needs to complain a little more

  • Dela G

    wow that was bullshit

  • Camilo Gerardo

    gardner, if you don’t get on…

    crowd: “MVP, Baby!”

  • Joe West

    Swing the F’n bat Brett!!!

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    awful call.

  • FIPster Doofus

    That pitch wasn’t even close

  • Jason from The Heartland

    That ball was almost a foot outside. The ump must have gotten a call from West about the place of the game.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Ump must have felt sorry for Van Every, that was clearly a ball.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    seeeeeeee yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Across the pond

    Theo must have traded for Moyer to help get save some runs.

    Defence

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

    Don’t be so mean Tex.

  • Dela G

    TEXY!!

  • Alex S

    TEXY!!! 3 hr’s!

  • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    TEX HAS AWOKEN

  • Camilo Gerardo

    what an awesome 3 hr day!

  • Reggie C.

    WHAT A FUCKING BLAST!

  • FIPster Doofus

    HAT TRICK

  • Kristen

    May Tex! AND THE YANKS ARE POURING IT ON / Kay’d

  • JD

    That was beautiful!

  • Sean C

    May is the greatest month of all time.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Oh-hoh-hoh-hoh-hoh!
    Teixeira TEEEEED OFF on that.

    14-3. Good.

  • Michael Kay but not THE

    If I was a Yankee at bat in a 12-3 game at Fenway, the bat would leave my hands after every swing and directly into the stands.

    “Damn, sorry sir. I shouldn’t have used so much vinegar on those fries during the rain delay.”

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Tex is a monsterrr!

  • Dante

    There’s just no greater feelin than a bonafide Suxsox arse whoop’n in Baston!!!
    Man I’ve got my hate on….

  • Hangoverologist

    Tex is making my mom go nuts. Should I be worried?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Who wouldn’t want Tex to be their stepdad ;)

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      You shouldn’t, but your Dad probably should.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Kevin Russo’s first at-bat, and he’s retired by an outfielder pitching.

  • Dela G

    man too bad russo couldnt join the fun

  • Theo Epstein

    Dammit Tex, you are going to pay for that iron light post that you just destroyed!

  • Across the pond

    That ball would have left the park only for the lightstand.

    Monster

  • Dela G

    great inning

    this is so much fun to watch

    what an ass kicking

  • danny

    lol i kinda feel bad….. just a tiniest bit though.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    Robby!!?

  • brazilian fan

    very nice game fellas. except for ace

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Top four spots in the lineup: 10-19, 9 runs, 6 RBI.

    • Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      include Cervelli in that and its a bonafide butt whoopin

  • Alex S

    Tex is on fire! too bad i have to face his fantasy owner next week

  • Zack

    ahahahahahahah TEX!

  • Zanath

    Is there a postgame on YES? I feel like there is, but I forgot…

    • Dela G

      yeah there is

    • tophitter

      yes there is a post game, i think its called extra innings

  • Dante

    3 for Tex..what a game. A pure in your face statement game.

  • Hey ZZ

    That strike out to Gardner was bullshit.

    It would have been great for him to get on and try to make Van Every throw over to first.

  • Sheepmeister

    Can I point out that Van Every’s ERA is almost the same as Beckett’s from last night.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Yeah, maybe next year they’ll have Van Every start Opening Day instead of Lester.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Remember the outcry from Buck and Mccarver when VMart homered? We’ve outscored them 12-0 since. Ponder that.

  • mike c

    no more headlines about staying healthy/injuries please

  • Alex S

    how is Tex not the player of the game?

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Idk I think Cerv has a strong claim.

      • poster

        Three HR’s. Four hits. And a sterling defensive play.

        Cervelli did great but Tex is so obviously the player of the game it’s amazing.

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          I mean I agree, but Cervelli’s hits were actually more crucial in winning the game.

    • Dela G

      cevelli’s RBIs were uber clutch

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        This.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Marte walked Pedroia. Better DFA Marte before this national embarrassment continues.

  • Dela G

    ballgame over

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Yanks have outscored Boston 24-6 the last two games. What a stomping. One more like that, and we’ll be discussing Boston Massacre IV.

  • danny

    hahahahha ken’s height is such a joke

    • Jack

      I was watching one of the games of the ALCS last year with my brother-in-law, who doesn’t follow baseball. We had this exchange during a Rosenthal interview of Damon:

      Him: “Jesus Christ, that guy is a fucking beast! How big is that guy?”

      Me: “I don’t know. I think he’s listed at like 6-2.”

      Him: …

      Him: “How big is that other guy?”

      Me: “I don’t know. 5-2?”

      Him: “Oh. Nevermind.”

  • Dante

    SWEET….NOW…SWEEP…TOMORROW!!!

  • poster

    Fox has outdone itself with stupidity today.

    Tex hit THREE MOTHERFUCKING HR’s. How in Hell is he not the player of the game? Oh, and let’s not forget the RBI single and the incredible defensive play. But Cervelli gets player of the game.

    How is that possible? How?

    • TheLastClown

      Well, he did get the last one when the game was already a blowout off of an outfielder throwing BP.

      • poster

        Okay, only 2 HR’s, an RBI single, and a fantastic defensive play.

    • Dela G

      i think cervelli had 2 of the biggest hits of the game

      • poster

        You’re kidding, right?

        Every RBI is worth the same.

  • brazilian fan

    tex is officially my favorite yankee. this interview was a classic

  • http://deleted How Ya Doin

    in recent news, it’s been revealed that BOSTON SUCKS

  • Zack

    Bullpen today: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K

    • Dela G

      fucking ice money

  • Dante

    AJ goes tomorrow…all the pressure will be on Lester ….
    Another series victory already in the bank…
    it’s amazing how well this team has been playing against the level of competition it has faced thus far.
    This team is a solid, confident bunch.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Boston locker room.

    • Dela G

      lol i’d rather be a fly in theo’s brain

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        That’s way too scary a place to be in right now.

        • Dela G

          boy aint that the truth

        • Jack

          Good point. You’d probably get hit in the face with a chair by a guy in a gorilla suit.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    A ton of credit for our success so far has to go to the backups- Thames, Pena, Cervelli, and even Winn have gotten a lot of big hits and provided great energy and confidence. A lot of teams would be panicking with all these injuries piling up, but not the Yanks. And credit to Girardi for being cautious with his stars and trusting his bench.

  • Dante

    There’s been some reports about issues with chemistry on Boston’s team.
    We’ll see if the start to implode particularly is the Yanks take tomorrow’s game.
    I’m likin the idea that Theo’s having a miserable weekend so far… nice pitching/defense oriented team you’ve got there bud…

  • Dante

    Theo’s been staying up at night trying to figure out a way he can rob Adrian Gonzalez from the Pads.
    Still can’t believe the Tribe didn’t insist that he include Buchholz in the Martinez deal last year.

  • V

    http://www.fangraphs.com/livew.....eason=2010

    By WPA, Teix is the player of the game. Cervelli is a decent 2nd. 3rd is… Randy Winn? I think he gets credit for Beltre’s error.

    • V

      Well, and each time Winn got on base, Cervelli got a hit.

      • V

        Ah, and Teixeira’s GIDP in the 1st inning takes away a solid chunk of his WPA.