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Photo Credit: Julie Jacobson, AP

So, last night was fun, eh? Ben and I both left the Stadium last night with sore throats and tired legs from screaming like madmen and jumping around like lunatics. But it was totally worth it. Nothing like watching the Red Sox fans that were gloating in the top of the 9th inning walk down the tunnel with their tails between their legs fifteen minutes later.

Anyway, I’m not sure how likely they are to play tonight, but here’s the lineup anyway…

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

And on the mound, Carsten Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET, but it’s been raining all day. It looks like there’s a window to get this one in, but who knows with weather forecasts. If they do in fact start playing, it’ll be a mad dash to get the lead before the 5th inning ends. The game is on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally.

Should the game be delayed or postponed or whatever, use this as your open thread for the night. You’ve got NBA and NHL playoff action on, plus the Mets are in Atlanta. Enjoy.

Update (6:34pm): No surprise here, but the game has been delayed. No word yet on the start time.

Update (7:11pm): Tentative start time in 8pm ET.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Dela G says:


    let’s get em

  2. Dirty Pena says:

    I was gonna say it looks like they have til 1 AM before rain, but then again, there should still be a mad dash to get through 5 if that’s the case.

  3. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well if it’s PPD at least they’ll play with hopefully Swish, Grandy and Jorge back at full strength.

  4. Jon says:

    UPDATE, 6:58 p.m.: I kid you not, the Yankees just now announced that the game will not be starting on time. Still no announced starting time.

  5. bexarama says:

    If this game happens, can everyone learn from last night and wait until the game is COMPLETELY OVER, and maybe even for after the postgame interviews if we watch it, to declare:

    - this team has no heart
    - the offense is dead
    - Girardi is an idiot who does moves for no reason (I was guilty of this when I was like WHYYYYYY IS GIRARDI BRINGING IN JAVY NOW????)
    - (player) is terrible, get them off the team
    - etc etc etc

    • TheLastClown says:

      Call up Montero! Maybe he’ll save us from that chicken-lover Cashman!! Damn idiot signs a fabrege egg to DH, & Vazquez is a bum!!!

      /too soon?

    • poster says:

      I actually had zero issues with the management of yesterday’s game.

    • Cecala says:

      If this game happens, can everyone learn from last night and wait until the game is COMPLETELY OVER, and maybe even for after the postgame interviews if we watch it, to declare:

      - (player) is terrible, get them off the team

      Boone Logan is terrible and needs to be taken off the team…

  6. Bill from NJ says:

    Per My9 — rain is tapering off, just a “patchy drizzle” expected in the Bronx as the night moves along.

  7. JM says:

    So… 8 o’clock start hopefully?

  8. Crunchy Frog says:

    I guess I have to do the Fack Youk on this one..

  9. TheLastClown says:

    So is the game delayed? Over here on the West Coast MLBN is playing PIT/PHI

  10. Bill from NJ says:

    Yes, per MLB Network the game will be delayed at least an hour.

  11. TheLastClown says:

    Halladay is so good. I love watching him tear the NL apart.

    Not that they’re having much trouble w/ their division, but how sick would the Phils be if they had kept Lee?

    • vin says:

      “how sick would the Phils be if they had kept Lee?”

      That’s the part that’s really holding the Phils back from being the WS favorites. A rotation of Hamels, Moyer, Blanton and Kendrick (behind Doc) doesn’t inspire too much confidence. I’m sure its plenty to GET to the WS, but I can’t picture that team beating the Yankees, Rays, Sox or Twins. Especially with their bullpen.

    • Across the pond says:

      Going from the NL to the AL hasn’t hurt Lee that much… 25k/1BB!!

  12. yoo-boo says:

    Yankees acquire SS Hanley Ramirez.

    Marlins acquire SS Eduardo Nunez, 2B David Adams, SP Zach McAllister and C Jesus Montero.


    1. Gardner LF.
    2. Ramirez SS.
    3. Teixeria 1B.
    4. Rodriguez 3B.
    5. Cano 2B.
    6. Posada C.
    7. Granderson CF.
    8. Swisher RF.
    9. Jeter DH.

    Mark it.

  13. Kevin G. says:

    So.. with the NBA Draft Lottery today how big would it be for the Nets to get the first pick in the draft?

  14. Also it’s the last regular LOST episode before Sunday’s series finale.


  15. DGeezy says:

    last night’s game was nuts guys. when arod hit that hr, everyone took their eyes off their macbooks & spilled their lattes in disbelief!

    /WSJ survey’d

  16. Arods going out with Cameron Dia

    Whats with him and average white girls?

    Although she used to be kinda hot at one point unlike Hudson

  17. First Time Poster says:

    Before all of this, I don’t think it is a reasonable theory to acquire Hanley. But…

    I disagree, Mike. Though I hate stupid trade proposals, particularly in mid-season, I don’t think it would take that much to get Hanley. In my opinion, Montero, Hughes AND Robbie is way to much to acquire Hanley, no?

    One established elite 2B and an up and coming kid with legit ace potential AND the fourth best prospect in the minors. That’s a lot!

    That said, I know it’s not worth debating… but I am curious to think if I am in the minority here in thinking Hanley is not worth that much.

    • First Time Poster says:

      Reply fail.

    • TheLastClown says:

      Mike didn’t say that. He would’ve said something more savvy. I said that, about Hughes & Robbie & Montero.

      • First Time Poster says:

        Oh, my bad. It just seems like way to heavy of a price and a definite lose for the Yanks… especially because they have Jeter ATM and the upgrade, though large, is no short term epiphany like going from fire to electricity.

        Plus, a Montero centralized package would certainly get the wheels turning in a year or two when Hanly becomes moderately more expensive a closer to FA. It would take more than Montero… but all of his cheap years combined with arb. Hughes and expensive but offensively peaking Robbie

        • TheLastClown says:

          I thought you meant Jeter ATM like ‘Automated Telling Machine.’

          At the moment makes more sense though.

          My overall point was, it wouldn’t be a good deal for the Yanks. Forget the actual players for a minute. Any package that the Marlins would accept from the Yanks for Hanley would be a bad deal for the Yanks. That was the idea.

    • poster says:

      Hanley is probably the second or third best player in baseball. There is no way the Marlins trade him. Yanks wouldn’t trade Hughes and Cano, either. That would be a bad trade on both sides.

    • Cecala says:

      I would rather acquire a bunch of SS through the draft and IFA till we find one that sticks. At least it will keep things cheap and allow the team to invest in pitching.

    • William says:

      A whole shitload of this.

    • yoo-boo says:

      Mike could kill the idea because it wont happen in real life like moving Jeter further down and lighter package for All Star player.

  18. Isn’t Michael Jordan the newest owner in the NBA?

  19. jvega says:

    Does anyone know if MLBN will switch to the Yankees game when it starts?

  20. nathan says: predicts dry weather between 8 pm to 12 am. its like the clouds know how long a Yankee-Sox game lasts.

  21. Across the pond says:

    Any updates on a start time?

    • Dela G says:

      8pm est, 1am GMT


    • First Time Poster says:

      Update (via twitter) 8:45 pm:

      When a game exceeds a normal game of 9 innings and/or is delayed over 90 minutes, the game will be resorted to sudden death challenge. Said challenge will consist of the two teams best hitters receiving 5 pitches. The team that hits the most home-runs in said span will win.

      If no winner is decided via the sudden death challenge, than the teams leading base-stealers will have a race around the world hosted by Joe Rogan.

      IF it is a tie or both players die, than the GM’s of each team will have a match of rock, paper, scissors.


  22. Bill from NJ says:

    Hilarious and pathetic.. (Lebron related):

  23. Andy_C_23 says:

    Any chance this game ends before midnight?

  24. ultimate913 says:

    When is Swisher expected to be back as the regular RF?

  25. Eight innings out of CC tonight would be all sorts of cool.

  26. I have a feeling that Miranda’s gonna jack one off of Beckett tonight.

  27. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Over under 2 batters Beckett hits whether intentional or not?
    Over for me.

  28. ultimate913 says:

    I have a question(NBA lottery draft wise). Nets have a 25% chance of getting 1st overall. Timberwolves have a 19.9% chance of getting 1st overall. Let’s say the Timberwolves get the 1st overall. Does that increase the chances of the Nets getting the 2nd overall pick?

    • boogie down says:

      yes, i believe they select 1-3 and order the remaining team from worst to best record for picks 4-14. so, if the t-wolves got the first pick, the nets would become overwhelming favorites to get the 2nd pick.

      • boogie down says:

        though it’s crazy that the wizards and the sixers are now in the top 3. it’s virtually impossible for the nets to not get the top pick now.

  29. Jose way there is more than one JOSE? That's uncalled for! says:

    random question…what’s with girardi’s teeth? it looks like he has braces with EXTREMELY yellow teeth

  30. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just attack this .700 OPS road player.

  31. bexarama says:

    Why won’t Pedroia just make outs?? Dammit

  32. TheLastClown says:

    I love watching the Most Versatile Pygmy strike out.

  33. Dela G says:

    damn this is a tight zone

  34. bexarama says:

    Those last two pitches weren’t strikes?

  35. Dela G says:

    good job zz

  36. Cecala says:

    Question, why doesn’t the NBA show the balls being brought up? It makes no sense and would make the Lottery a little more exciting. Now I see why people believe that the lottery is fixed.

    • boogie down says:

      because they have to do it from the first pick down through the 14th, not the other way around. There would be no way to maintain any suspense (as they see it) if they showed the first ball coming up, followed by the second and third ones.

  37. Hummingbird S. says:

    Captain grounder to short

  38. Over/Under: 9.5 pitches seen for Jeter tonight.

  39. Jake H says:

    Derek Jeter is a Yankee legend but his refusal to take even 1 pitch in the first inning is super irritating.

    • TheLastClown says:

      His #’s this year when swinging at the first pitch are good.

      As the count wears on, his production goes down, even when he gets to ‘hitter’s counts’ like 2-0 & 3-1.

      This makes me think his timing & eyesight are off somehow.

  40. Guest says:

    This is actually getting kind of ridiculous.

  41. Guest says:

    Whatever the results, another good at bat by Gardner.

  42. Jake H says:

    My guess Gardner will see more pitches in this at bat then Jeter will the whole game.

  43. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So when is the actual NBA draft?

  44. Hummingbird S. says:

    That was a nice AB, even if the end result was not ideal.

  45. Dela G says:

    good AB by grittster

  46. TheLastClown says:

    BG 0-2 to 3-2.

    I hope hope hope that we’re seeing the birth of the Yankees future leadoff hitter.

  47. Accent Shallow says:

    Anyone not named “Gardner” mind working the count? No?

  48. dygg says:

    Tex took the first pitch.

  49. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Wow Nets got 3rd pick. A shame.

  50. Hummingbird S. says:

    strikezone really tight for CC, not so much for Beckett

  51. JobaWockeeZ says:

    You run as fast as an 80 year old you ass.

  52. Cecala says:

    CC needs a DP right here with 31 pitches already.


    /Nets fan’d

  54. bexarama says:

    Adrian Beltre’s face is so angry. I will not miss seeing him until August.

  55. MikeD says:

    Man, I really have to check what station the Yankees are on. Had YES playing in the background waiting for them to come back from “rain delay,” only to notice the game was already on. Guess I haven’t missed much yet.

  56. this ump is squeezing CC like no one’s business

  57. baby carlos says:

    Good inning by CC.

  58. Jason from The Heartland says:

    I absolutely agree, Total Domination. The home umpiring the last two nights has been bad.

  59. bexarama says:

    this umpiring isn’t very good, oy

  60. I’m currently watching on a non-HDTV and My9 looks like absolute crap. Anyone else having the same issue?

  61. baby carlos says:

    remember the last time the Sox had a decent shortstop?

  62. MikeD says:

    Theo Boy Genius defense at work again. Gotta love it.

  63. TheLastClown says:



  64. Drew says:

    I will cry if Robbie comes out of this game.

  65. $20 says Frankie’s bunting.

  66. Jason from The Heartland says:

    Nice play, Scutaro.

  67. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Beckett pitches OUTSIDE after getting bitchy? His command must be off.

  68. First Time Poster says:

    Hey, just getting in. How are the respective pitchers throwing? Anything interesting happen in the first two innings out of the box score?

  69. I’ll be shocked if Thames sees more than one or two fastballs tonight.

  70. dygg says:

    Is Scutaro part of the run-prevention strategy too? Or is that just Beltre and Cameron?

    • TheLastClown says:

      Yeah, I think Theo expected him to have his 2008 defense & 2009 offense.

      His D has been a positive this year though. UZR SSS notwithstanding.

  71. Drew says:

    Did anyone get a read on what happened before Cisco’s AB? Was JB motioning towards Campos, V-Mart or Cisco?

  72. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I can’t wait til Bard becomes their closer. He has a worse fastball than Papelbon. He’ll get rocked.

  73. Drew says:

    Cuban missile time.

  74. Hey, Juan Miranda’s DHing against a righty! Woo!

  75. Jason from The Heartland says:

    I hope Miranda makes them pay. Drive the ball, Miranda.

  76. Accent Shallow says:

    Did Beckett just issue Thames the old intentional unintentional walk?

  77. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Woot Juan Miranda!

  78. First Time Poster says:

    I wonder if Robbie is playing through a minor injury. Ever since he’s been hit by Douche-Beckett (uninspired but true nick-name) he’s began his slump. I don’t know if there is any correlation or just coincidence…

  79. Jason from The Heartland says:

    Beauty, Miranda! First RBI of the season. Drive the ball, Winn.

  80. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So is that earned?

  81. bexarama says:

    Marcus Thames: FEARED

  82. nathan says:

    Stuck with NESN feed.

    They just called Cervelli a pest. I donno if that was supposed to be a joke.

    • Jason from The Heartland says:

      I don’t think so, nathan. The Boston infield was chirping at him on his way back to the dugout; not sure why. He’s become an enemy to them. “Red Sox Nation,” especially the e-goons at SoSH, just hate Cervelli and his fist-pumping. Of course, they love the same and more histrionic from Purplebum.

    • MikeD says:

      Scanned through the SOSH board yesterday and they clearly have issues with Cervelli and Gardner, who keep hurting them.

      • Jason from The Heartland says:

        I do the same sometimes, MikeD–somewhat for schadenfreude, admittedly. But yeah, they have a case about them, especially Cervelli.

        • MikeD says:

          I’m sure I was looking for some good old schadenfreude to make my day, but I also wanted to get an idea on what Sox fans were thinking of their team. I gotta say, they may be the most negative group of fans I’ve ever seen. Not sure because of the loss, but in general. If the SOSH vibe existed here, I’d be somewhere else.

      • bexarama says:

        They can’t stand that guys that might be called “gritty” aren’t on their team.

  83. Jason from The Heartland says:

    You might be onto something, First Time Poster–hopefully not, given the slew of injuries already afflicting the Yanks.

  84. Does Josh Beckett have a guitar pick around his neck?

  85. JobaWockeeZ says:

    DEFENSE! Part II.

  86. MikeD says:

    The great Boston defensive unit strikes again.

  87. Hangoverologist says:

    Pitching and defense my ass.

  88. bexarama says:

    The Red Sox really, really, really, really should not have declared “run prevention” their motto.

  89. Jason from The Heartland says:

    Split a gap here, Captain.

  90. Joe West's Music Career says:

    If you drive in runs with no outs, it really gives your team a boost.

    Same with one out.

  91. Hangoverologist says:

    What’s more surprising: Beckett blowing up or Jeter working the count full?

  92. TheLastClown says:

    Why, when he swings at the first pitch, people are all “Gardner will see more pitches in one AB than Jete all night”, but when he goes 3-2, on 7 pitches, silence?

    • V says:

      As he fouls off ball 4 then swings through ball 4…

    • dygg says:

      Holy crap!!! Jeter saw more than one pitch!!!

    • TheLastClown says:

      Swinging at ball 4 FTL.

      Granted it was a borderline high strike, but it probably would’ve been called a ball.

    • First Time Poster says:

      They know that it is probably untrue that Gardy will see more pitches in one AB… they are simply venting their frustration with a hyperbole of Jeter’s sucky-ness as of late and his lack of plate discipline.

      • TheLastClown says:

        Yeah, it was more of a rhetorical question.

        • First Time Poster says:

          That’s cool. I’m not meaning to attack, just that I think people are willingly letting themselves become a little irrational via their worry.

    • Shane Schofield says:

      Some people just like to bitch to sound like they actually know what Jeter’s thinking. I’ll trust the future HOF guy over some idiot who sets an under/over number on a blog.

  93. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Not that I’m giving up on the Captain here but I hope Cash doesn’t overpay for his next contract,

  94. bexarama says:

    Jeter that was a good at-bat but why did you swing at that last pitch

    • Not only was it a bad pitch, but he was way late on it, too. He’s definitely in a funk.

      • TheLastClown says:

        According to Brooks it was a high strike. The pitch before, on the other hand…not so much.

      • Hangoverologist says:

        I am hopeful that Jeter will be back kicking soon. Wasn’t he in a similar funk last year?

        His 3/ today: .268/.313/.396 (.709)
        His 3/ last year, this time: .275/.351/.412 (.763)

        He got out of his funk last year around June, so maybe he’ll begin to rake around there?

        • bexarama says:

          Yeah, this. The walk rate really bothers me, though.

        • That .351 OBP was at least above average, though. As I wrote the other day, he’s not hitting the ball hard (13.something LD%) and that’s leading to a low BABIP, which is obviously leading to a low BA and without the walks, he’s not as effective.

  95. Jake H says:

    pitches at your shoulders are hard to hit.

  96. dygg says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if both he and Cano are playing a little banged up.

  97. Holy hell is that rain horrendous.

  98. First Time Poster says:

    Oh! I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while. Any good Sox blogs to visit and read their obviously irrational and stupid opinions on EVERYTHING!!!1111

    But seriously, I’d like to go and read from their perspective… you know… friends close but enemies closer… except friends will still be closer.

  99. bexarama says:

    Okay, Yankees, get through five with a lead, then rain, PLEASE start going crazy.

  100. Dela G says:

    is it slightly drizzling? i am watching on, so the HD isnt as big as if it were on my 50 inch tv

  101. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    With the way the wind is whipping around tonight, every fly ball to RF is nail biting. But that last one was all good, props to Thames!

    Also, when do they clamp a ball and chain to Pedroia? Isn’t there a fear of him blowing away?

    • First Time Poster says:

      Nah… magical dwarf powers that boost his water-elemental immunity and wind-elemental immunity by +7. Scouting reports… read them!

      • First Time Poster says:

        Oh yeah…

        *clears throat


        • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

          Stupid Dwarves and their immunity bonuses. But isn’t Pedroia of Elven blood? If he really is of Dwarven blood, I think Ernie Keebler needs to fire his ass.

  102. Dela G says:

    damn, that lob throw killed the DP

  103. bexarama says:

    Hate to say it but I think Youk got a bit hosed with the call there.

    CC got this.

  104. Dela G says:


    ok zz, you gots to get out of this

  105. Accent Shallow says:

    CC with the pitch count of a lesser pitcher.

  106. Victor, why are you jumping? It was right over the middle.

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

      He was actually jumping over how graceful, powerful and almighty Cerve looks behind the plate. He wish he was 1/64 as amazing as Cerve.

  107. Dela G says:

    man, zz really needs a 10 pitch inning next time

  108. baby carlos says:

    Lot of pitches for CC. Bullpen better be ready.

  109. Dela G says:


  110. Jason from The Heartland says:

    Money pitching in a pinch from The Big Guy.

  111. Hangoverologist says:


  112. First Time Poster says:

    Boo Yah!

    On another note… I think CC has angered Zeus. It seems as though each time he takes the mound the gods of Olympus rain upon him with furious anger.

  113. Gardner and Willie are from the same place? That’s awesome because I’ve always thought that if it all works out for Gardner, he’d be like Willie Randolph–decent BA, not a lot of power, but a good on base percentage. Obviously, Gardner will steal more, though.

  114. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    LOL @ CERVE chewing that gigantic wad of bubble gum! Dude is so awesome! He didn’t even flinch when Gardner’s bat got loose towards the dugout, but everyone else was jumping out of the way.

    • Drew says:

      He probably had no idea the bat was coming. That giant helmet covers his eyes.

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

        Actually he didn’t have the Gazoo helmet on, he was just too busy chewing his gigantic wad of gum. lol.

  115. Jason from The Heartland says:

    Between tonight and Game 1 of the ALCS, C.C. has pitched in some of the most damp, dank weather in recent years that I can remember.

  116. Dela G says:

    man hunter and abreu are raking for my fantasy team tonight

  117. Dela G says:

    Hey at least we got his pitch count up!!

    [/silver lining’d

  118. Drew says:

    Was that a picture of The Babe taking a shot?

  119. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Holy hell the ump is asleep.

  120. Dela G says:

    man this zone is crazy tight

  121. First Time Poster says:

    In reality… Ortiz is not having that bad a year. He started off slow… but his numbers of late suggest another mid-season resurgence. That said, my theory is purely base off the box-score and with no game video.

  122. Hangoverologist says:

    The weather looks like it’s about to pour on the stadium. Hopefully CC will get to the fifth with the game still scoreless.

  123. Hummingbird S. says:

    leadoff walks are annoying

  124. Ruth was 5-0 with the Yanks, despite an 87 ERA+.

  125. Hummingbird S. says:

    Comon CC, put him away..

  126. First Time Poster says:

    What does the rain look like?

  127. Hangoverologist says:

    Robbie turns such a smooth DP.

  128. MikeD says:

    Suddenly, the conversation from the booth turns creepy…

  129. Hangoverologist says:

    Lol at Hall.

  130. First Time Poster says:

    It’s weird… Cervelli already seems like a starter. Not because his Gaudy/godly numbers… but the fact that he just seems (sorry for the cliche) to belong. I don’t know… I just love the kid (though he is a couple years older than me… funny how that works) and really like seeing him in the line-up.

    P.S. I love Jorgie more, and it is his spot for the time being and I like it that way.

  131. First Time Poster says:

    Atta boy Cerve… quick out to get through this inning quick…

    Rooting for quick outs?!?!?

  132. Dela G says:


  133. Drew says:

    Cuban Missile BITCHES!

  134. Hangoverologist says:

    Miranda with a shot!

  135. Reggie C. says:

    Miranda goes yard!

  136. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Juan Miranda, welcome to the show!

  137. bexarama says:

    Whoever called Miranda hitting a home run off of Beckett – well done.

  138. nathan says:

    Well the NESN announcing crew loves Cervelli (Not). Top of the 4th they said announcer 1: “look at the pest trying to decoy Big papi. papy would hv none of it” announcer 2: “he really is a pest, thats what i mean by pest”

  139. Accent Shallow says:

    Juan Miranda!

  140. First Time Poster says:

    Yes! I absolutely love Juan… I really hope he mashes. I’ve rooted for him for a long time, I hope he mashes x2.

    What was Sterlings call? That one is JUAN GONE!

  141. MikeD says:

    I’m sure the “nation” is now busily adding the name of Juan Miranda to their list of newly hated Yankees that includes Cervelli and Gardner, etc.

    • First Time Poster says:

      So many mercs! I wish we had a payroll of 4235q87-2458-3235.


    • nathan says:

      Overheard in the ESPN lunch room :

      Buch Showalter: See this is what i mean they use the 200 mill to sign Miranda and Cervelli.

      JP: Without the 200 Mill they dont hv them

      Anchor: we are not on BBTN, btw, STFU they are prospects.

  142. Andy_C_23 says:

    Read ‘em the Miranda Rights!!!

  143. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Argh, I hate these singing Mohegan Sun commercials where they take classic songs rewrite the lyrics and make the douchiest people sing it.

  144. “The Chase scoreboard is brought to you by Chase.”

    Obvious Michael Kay is obvious.

  145. First Time Poster says:

    You’re the Red Sox (yuck!) and Taco-Boy and Camera-Man come off the DL. Drop Hall or MacDonald?

  146. Ken’s like “Yeah, I was awesome at baseball so I don’t know a thing about toiling in the minors.”

  147. Eirias says:

    Is (not MLBTV) not working for anyone else?

  148. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I really really hate Pedroia. I mean Beckett and Papelbon tops the list but I can’t stand Pedroia.

  149. 28 this year says:

    I don’t know whether this has been said today but according to gameday, the ump is squeezign the pitcher yet again. What is up with umps squeezing pitchers in Yankees game this year?

  150. Those may have been balls.

  151. Dela G says:

    sit down, runt!

  152. baby carlos says:

    While I am happy with the call, this umpire’s zone seems to be inning to inning. That is not good.

  153. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Those calls were iffy, but it is just so hilarious when the stupid evil elf is about to go nuts and throw a tantrum.

    • 28 this year says:

      gameday had those well in the corner. Inside part of the borderline so someone not watching the game would say those are solid strikes.

    • First Time Poster says:

      The ump just picks him up and puts him in the ball boy chair for 15 minutes… often mixing up Pedroia with the 15 year old doing his job.

  154. Reggie C. says:

    Haha! Pedroia thought he got the call.

  155. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Sit down midget! Your fault for being bad on the road.

  156. jddzip says:

    I loled at his face. I’m shocked Tito didn’t come out.

  157. MikeD says:

    You’re a dwarf, not a Leprechaun, sit down!

  158. JobaWockeeZ says:

    CC is the man. Telling Pedroia to actually shut up for once in his damn life.

    Let’s see the midget even respond.

  159. Hummingbird S. says:

    Comon Jetes, stop hacking at everything

    • Accent Shallow says:

      At some point (hopefully very soon), he’s going to remember he’s a great hitter. When that happens, we’re all going to STFU except for joyous exclamations from time to time.

  160. Per Books, pitch number one was called a ball when it should’ve been called a strike and pitches five and six were both strikes.

  161. First Time Poster says:

    Dusty now hitting a robust .285

  162. Dela G says:

    man jeter looks terrible

  163. baby carlos says:

    I think Jeter needs a day off. Must be feeling the pressure from all that wedding planning.

  164. bexarama says:

    Jeter needs a massage or something

  165. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:


  166. Dela G says:

    grittster with another double

    what else is knew

  167. bexarama says:

    Ummmm. the Pirates just beat Halladay.

  168. baby carlos says:

    how many players make it standing up with ease on that hit.

  169. 28 this year says:

    According to Gameday, the first ball adn teh third ball to Gardner were clear strikes and the fourth pitch, the called strike was clearly a ball. Something is wrong.

  170. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    LOL awkward pause of silence from Kenny and Flash when Kay plugs the Hershey Park sweet swing thing-a-majig with the line “he kissed it”.

  171. First Time Poster says:

    What was Gardner’s double like? A single but teh wheels made it two bags or just a gapper?

  172. poster says:

    Just want to end the debate guys. Just to clarify, Pedroia is not an elf, or a dwarf. He’s a hobbit. Take off his shoes and his feet are furry.

    Just wanted to clear that up.

  173. First Time Poster says:

    hey! Beckett’s ERA is below 7! The ace is back folks!

  174. Hangoverologist says:

    I really hate Beckett. That’s a 180 million dollar investment right there!

  175. Dela G says:

    where did that miss??

    holy crap what a gift

  176. baby carlos says:

    Think that was the same place that Pedroia was called out on, well at least strike 2.

  177. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Was Francona saying “that was a good pitch” ? It looked like he was screaming “I want some piss!”.

  178. Drew says:

    The difference between the two pitches is that Teix is 7 inches taller.

  179. Accent Shallow says:

    Gameday thinks Teixeira should have struck out

  180. Tex got away with one.

  181. Dela G says:

    damn i thought a-rod hit that ball to the wall

    oh well

  182. Hangoverologist says:

    My God the Orioles suck. The only thing they have to look forward to is the number one draft pick in the 2011 draft.

    • Dela G says:

      the astros will give them a run

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      And Matusz developing. Same with Wieters.

      • Hangoverologist says:

        I think the Orioles will be really good come 2013 or 2014. By then Matusz and Wieters will have developed and they’ll also have Josh Bell up in the majors.

      • Marcus says:

        Adam Jones too. And Markakis is nothing to sneeze at.

        I have a friend who is an Orioles fan. I try to console him with these tidbits, but alas, it’s always “Yankees! Payroll! Loud Noises!”

        • bexarama says:


          The best part of NYYFans is the Oriole fan troll bobby jr who has been posting there for YEARS and every post is basically “there needs to be a salary cap and no free agency. The Orioles won when there was no free agency. These were glorious years.”

  183. bexarama says:

    Beckett got rid of the guitar pick. Odd

    • First Time Poster says:

      He reads RAB in between innings… his feelings were hurt.

      Sorry, Josh!

      *do you think he thinks I’m serious?

  184. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    LOL, was that a turquoise medallion that Beckett wore? I thought it was a mini air freshener.

  185. Dela G says:

    well at least they got his pitch count up

  186. That looked awesome. Nice swing, Robbie.

  187. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So Cano is 12 for his last 19 with RISP now?


  188. baby carlos says:

    Cano walks into second – loafing.

  189. Dela G says:



  190. Hummingbird S. says:

    Robbie! Atta boy!

  191. baby carlos says:

    He could really be the next Carew.

    • First Time Poster says:

      I like Robbie, and I can see the connection, but thems some big shoes to fill– metaphorically, of course. It’s possible… but Carew was one of the best.

  192. Dela G says:

    bye bye beckett!

  193. boogie down says:

    man, Cano really drove that into the gap

  194. First Time Poster says:


    Robbie is scoring people…


  195. Dela G says:

    man they need to put beckett on the DL

  196. First Time Poster says:

    Oh noes! Sparkling sub-7 ERA dashed! Is he still an ace?

  197. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Back spasm? BS, you just suck. Not even your green medallion/guitar pick/mini air freshener can help you!

  198. Joe West's Music Career says:

    Theo must still be patting himself on the back for that contract extension

  199. Drew says:

    Robbie hurt Beckett’s feelings.

  200. Accent Shallow says:

    I enjoy seeing Beckett fail, but I don’t want him hurt (since the Yankees have hit him so well this year)

  201. China Joe says:

    At this point I’d like to point out that John Kruk has said that Josh Beckett is ALREADY a Hall of Famer. ESPN never met a Red Sock they didn’t try to put in the Hall.

    • First Time Poster says:

      It’s sad… because it is clearly horse-shit. It is actually embarrassing.

    • bexarama says:

      You gotta be kidding me. Kruk’s not even a Boston homer. That’s just unbelievably stupid.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Whenw as this? He’s been a good starter but if he goes to the Hall that’s a big ass shame. Let’s see in one part of the Hall of Fame you see the great Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez. Not to far away from him is Josh Beckett. WTF.

      • China Joe says:

        It was on Baseball Tonight, after the 2007 playoffs, I think. A while ago…it was funny at the time, cuz Beckett was like 25 at the time.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      WTF? Beckett is AJ Burnett with better command, more WS heroics, and a little less of an injury history.

      He’s a fine pitcher, but he doesn’t have a peak argument for the HoF, and he’s far away from a career argument.

      • bexarama says:

        I don’t understand the Beckett = Burnett arguments. I don’t see how they’re that similar. Is it because they were both Marlins?

        I am weirded out that Burnett is really good friends with Beckett and Pettitte. Does not compute.

        • Accent Shallow says:

          Big fastball, great curve. Beckett has better command, Burnett has the better curve.

          Of course, Beckett also throws a cutter and a change, and actually has put together an ace type season.

  202. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A-Rod passed his overabundance of clutch to Cano.

  203. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    So…does anyone else think Paul Shaffer and Terry Francona were separated at birth?

  204. First Time Poster says:

    What was the crowd reaction to Thames tonight?

  205. Drew says:

    I think he probably just left his lights on in his car and asked someone to take care of it.

  206. First Time Poster says:

    Guys/Girls/Yankee-Fans take a look at the standings. Lets truly appreciate Boston being back 9(!!!) games out of the division lead on May 18th.

  207. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So can the Yankees get anything from this “protest?”

  208. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Okay Kay, now do you fucking believe in jinxing!??

  209. Joe West's Music Career says:

    YES Fail. Did anyone see that?

  210. poster says:

    Wow Kay, you really jinxed him didn’t you?

  211. Dela G says:

    oh well, at least youkilis is on my fantasy team…

    man, let’s limit the damage

  212. Hangoverologist says:

    Rod Carew, age 26: .318/.369/.379
    Robinson Cano, age 26: .320/.352/.520

    • Accent Shallow says:

      This is awesome, but it neglects that Carew was playing in a lower run environment. Even if Cano doesn’t turn into ROD CAREW (rather than Rod Carew), he’s still a very valuable player.

      • Jose the Satirist says:

        Cano, age 26: 157 wRC+, 161 OPS+
        Carew, age 26: 124 wRC+, 119 OPS+

        Those factor in run environment.

        • Accent Shallow says:

          Cano’s age 27 season is this season, with the >150 OPS+ and wRC+. The slash line you have above is 2009.

          Carew didn’t turn into ROD CAREW until his age 27 season — it sure would be nice if Cano would maintain the pace that he’s on.

          • Jose the Satirist says:

            My bad. You are correct. It was a 129 OPS+ and 128 wRC+ in Cano’s age 26 season.

            It would be amazing if Cano kept the pace.

            • Accent Shallow says:

              Yup. Since he’s been around forever, people tend to assume he is what he is, but he wouldn’t be the first player to have a breakout year at 27.

    • First Time Poster says:

      Man, Carew was so good. Look at that career k:BB ration!

  213. Dela G says:

    kay jinxed him so badly there though, jeebus, he just talked about it, and mid sentence, youkilis goes yard

  214. First Time Poster says:

    Yooooooouuuuuuukkkkkkkk is poopy.

  215. bexarama says:

    YES being awfully jinxy these past two nights. And yes, I know jinxes don’t exist.

  216. whozat says:

    What was the on-field delay gameday mentions at the top of the 6th?

    • bexarama says:

      Yankees are playing the game under protest because there was no indication Beckett was hurt when they took him out. Various squabbling about it.

      • ROBTEN says:

        I didn’t see it, but why does it matter whether there was any indication that he was hurt before they took him out? Did they take too long on the mound? What else happened that would trigger a protest?

    • Drew says:

      Ump ran to the phone to the pressbox because the Yanks are protesting the Red Sox move to the Pen.

  217. Dela G says:

    there’s the 10 pitch inning i was talkinbout a few hours ago!

  218. Reggie C. says:

    The Nets may not have a shot at Wall and Turner, but at at #3, Wesley Johnson isn’t a bad consolation prize.

  219. Can someone please explain the Yankee protest to me?

  220. JobaWockeeZ says:

    2 games with Minnesota, 4 with the Phillies and 3 with Tampa for the Sox next. Let’s hope they’re in the cellar by May’s end.

  221. First Time Poster says:

    I wish A-Rod came up to the plate with “Lux Aeterna” as his music… so epic.

  222. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Woah Phil had a choice in staying in the bullpen last year?

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Didn’t they tell him “You can go to Scranton and start, or stay here and relieve”?

      I don’t blame him for choosing to stay up in the Bronx.

  223. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Kay is making a Bo argument about developing at the “cost” of winning. Except that cost isn’t really that huge.

  224. First Time Poster says:

    I have a career OPS of 1.014 and I am playing in the majors as we speak. Who am I?

  225. Hangoverologist says:

    Tomorrow’s series with the Rays is crucial. I just hope the Yanks can split because the Rays are beasts on the road.

    • MikeD says:


    • poster says:

      Ah, but the Yankees are beasts at home.

    • First Time Poster says:

      I’m going for the Sox for the next two days… dammit.

    • Lex says:

      Hope the Yankees can split? Rays are beasts on the road? That is a Met philosophy or should I say, a loser menatality.
      Rays better hope they can take one of two. For the record, the Yankees are the BEASTS of the EAST!

      • Hangoverologist says:

        It’s not as much a loser mentality than a logical mentality. The Tampa Bay Rays are among the best teams in baseball (+87 run differential) and have won 72% of their games. A split is the best, logical way to view this upcoming series. I would love a sweep, but these aren’t the Devil Rays of five or six years ago.

        • Drew says:

          Eh, I “hope” for a 2 game sweep. I expect at least a split. I understand what you’re saying, but personally, I wouldn’t have phrased it with “hope.” jmho

  226. V says:

    Does Michael Kay think this is Sportscenter? Who gives a shit what happened to the Marlins?

    • ROBTEN says:

      Well, to be fair, it is a story involving one of the best players in the game.

      Although it would be good for them to talk about the game they’re watching, too.

  227. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Red Sox wasting their 3rd best reliever for mop up duty. Tito on that team is FTW.

  228. bexarama says:

    I got way too excited about a Jeter walk. I shouldn’t be that excited about that, Derek!

  229. Hummingbird S. says:

    That’s it Jetes, that’s the real you.

  230. China Joe says:

    I get excited for Jeter walks now the way I used to for Cano walks.

  231. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    That’s right, you can’t double off Lightning.

  232. Beckett: “Ow. My arm I think it’s broken.”
    Francona: “Bring in Danny Noonan”

    /1 inning too late’d

    • First Time Poster says:

      Actually, it isn’t his arm… one of the Sox’ officials accidentally left a mirror in the club house. This is a big no-no because they can’t let Josh they’ve been letting him pitch in front of thousands looking like such a darsh.

  233. Hummingbird S. says:

    Damn, midget got a good bounce.

  234. Dear Yankees:

    Please stop getting hit in the legs with baseballs.


    The Yankee Trainers

  235. bexarama says:

    Texy, that was disappointing.

  236. Jose the Satirist says:

    I want to see Van Every pitch.

  237. MikeD says:

    Hmmm, have to drive to Boston tomorrow. Always hate driving around in that town with my NY plates after the Yankees do something bad to the Red Sox. Seems to make them more angry than usual.

    • CubanC says:

      Back in 2003, I once visited a friend who lived right down the road from Fenway. Parked my car on the street. Woke up after a night of partying to find my car (with NY plates) had been stabbed. That’s right, I said stabbed. Stabbed right in the middle of the hood for all to see. Not sure with what. Possibly a screwdriver off a swiss army knife or something like that. To this day my car still carries that wound. Almost went clean through the hood, took off a good chunk of paint as well. And that’s my story about parking on Boston streets with NY plates.

      • Drew says:

        Parking in enemy territory is very risky. A few years ago I was partying down at UM and someone parked their jeep on one of the campus lots, with an FSU license plate holder thing. It wasn’t pretty.

  238. sangreal says:

    Not one team the Rays have played on the road are over 500:


    Anyone could be “beasts” with their schedule

    • sangreal says:

      Oops, that was meant to be a reply to an above comment

    • bexarama says:

      I understand this, but I think people are overhyping it a leeeeettle bit. There was SO much hype over “ZOMG the Yankees can’t beat good teams, they’re just beating the bad ones!!!” at the All-Star Break last year.

      I do think the Yankees are better and the standings will show that at the end of the year, as well as the playoffs. But don’t underestimate the Rays.

      • Jose the Satirist says:


        Even if you are playing sub-.500 teams, it is still difficult to go 15-4 on the road in the early going. Weren’t they like 13-1 at one point on the road? That is pretty tough to do against any teams.

  239. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Our Boston sucks chants…sucks.

  240. pat says:

    Thanks for swinging at a 2-0 ball Adrian.

  241. pat says:

    Nice to see the ump is in getaway mode.

  242. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well when Javy is put in as a reliever you know the bullpen isn’t in top shape.

  243. Hangoverologist says:

    Wow, on a night in which CC isn’t that sharp, he still has a shot at finishing seven innings.

  244. First Time Poster says:

    What would you rather see this season?

    A) Gardy steal 100 bags
    B) Hughes K 180 in 170 IP
    C) Cervelli bat 320+ in 400 AB’s
    D) Joba Start
    E) Montero get 100 PA with a SLG of 500+
    F) D-Rob have a K/9 of 15+
    G) Robbie place 4+ in MVP votes

  245. Drew says:

    Haha I saw Joe saying this earlier. He was very animated when asked about skipping Javs.

  246. Dela G says:


  247. bexarama says:

    CC, you really rule.

  248. Dela G says:



  249. pat says:

    Arod is such a complete hitter it makes mesohorny.

    • First Time Poster says:

      Remember when people were saying Ortiz > or = to A-Rod. The equalizer. The Rebal answer to the Death Star… well… I say… look at your pathetic planet now, bitches!

      • Drew says:

        My favorite was and always will be;

        The left side of the Mets infield >> Left side of Yanks infield.

        • Accent Shallow says:

          Those two looked like they’d be money for a long time. Hell, they still may be. (Although Wright needs to figure out how to make contact again)

        • First Time Poster says:

          Bahaha! I love how short sighted those views were. We are unbelievably lucky for what we have got in a team.

  250. Dela G says:

    what the hell is up with that scratching in the background

  251. First Time Poster says:

    What a generally positive game!

  252. pat says:

    HAHAHAHA, an uncharacteristically funny anecdote from Flash.

    • Dela G says:

      that was effing hilarious

      • First Time Poster says:

        quick summary?

        • pat says:

          They showed a clip of Flash getting the game winning hit against Boston in 2004, the game Jeter dove into the stands. Kay says “you were the last guy on the bench right, the last line of defense?” Flash goes “yeah, I went into the clubhouse and Jon Leiber was hitting off a tee, I was thinking to myself DAMN if Joe Torre brings in Leiber to pinch hit with me on the bench… Then Kenny started cracking up.

  253. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I call that injury bullshit.

  254. pat says:

    Come on Joba, KILL

  255. CNight_UP says:

    Official word is Beckett left with sand in his vagina.

  256. First Time Poster says:

    Beckett leaves game cause he is a douche and just got rocked by the Yanks… again.

    I think he is currently shopping online for a Dalorian. 2003… get ready for Josh Beckett V 2.0

  257. Dela G says:

    cmon joba, no nibblin

  258. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well at least it isn’t Dusty feasting on another lucky ass hit.

  259. Hummingbird S. says:

    Scutaro, what a pain in the ass.

  260. Dela G says:

    wow that was bullshit

    he was on the bag

  261. First Time Poster says:

    Do you guys root for the Jays just to pound Boston into the cellar? I root for them because I’m Canadian and they are my second team (allegiance to the Empire 100%).

  262. Hummingbird S. says:

    He looked out to me. Tex had his foot on the bag.

  263. Has anyone noticed that Alex doesn’t seem to have the same zip to his throws this year or is it just me?

  264. pat says:

    Also, if Joba keeps throwing that curve for strikes that makes mesohorny too.

  265. Dela G says:


    cmon joba

  266. Hummingbird S. says:

    Here we go, bad call and a weak single put two on with no outs.

  267. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ah shit, I’m scared.

  268. bexarama says:

    It’s. Never. Easy.

    Joba, just get him. You got it. You are awesome.

  269. Accent Shallow says:

    So where was that pitch?

  270. Drew says:

    C’mon Joba, DP. Then hit Youk!

  271. Dela G says:

    man that pitch that was 2-0 was a strike to me

  272. Dela G says:

    i tell you, the red sox never die

    never for some reason

  273. Dela G says:


    not this shit again

  274. bonestock94 says:

    Dear bullpen, please stop being disastrous.

  275. CNight_UP says:

    Joba getting Jobbed….

  276. Hummingbird S. says:

    bad bad Joba

  277. Reggie C. says:

    Demote Jobber to teh 7th!

    Zero outs, 2 risp. Bad spot right now.

  278. pat says:

    Two bullshit ground balls then a double. UGH.

  279. bonestock94 says:

    I like an intentional walk here

  280. bexarama says:

    What the hell? Ughhhhh come ON Joba

  281. poster says:

    WTF? Bad luck.

  282. Dela G says:

    holy crap

    i am going to vomit

    please get someone else in now

  283. CNight_UP says:

    This could be the lamest rally i have ever seen…

  284. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Okay I should bench Drew and Youk. They’re fucking up the Yankees double handedly.

  285. Reggie C. says:

    Disastrous outing … will Joba even record an out before the hook?

  286. Accent Shallow says:

    Not Joba’s night, apparently.

    And Martinez/Ortiz/Beltre isn’t that easy to deal with.

  287. Hummingbird S. says:

    he’s going to blow this game, amazing

  288. cmart says:

    I’m going to throw up

  289. MikeD says:

    This is a pretty lame rally.

  290. Dela G says:

    i’d give anything for joba to get a GIDP

    please please

  291. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I hate the bullpen this year.

  292. The fuck was that cell phone ring?

  293. cmart says:

    answer the phone damnit!

  294. First Time Poster says:

    Hmmph… well that happened rather abruptly.

  295. Hughesus Christo says:

    Can we stop acting like Joba is a dominant reliever now? What will it take to get him sent to AAA to start?

  296. CubanC says:

    He’s done if he walks Vmart

  297. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Wow, what a mess. And that bullshit safe call to start the inning. Why does the bullpen want to torture us?

  298. NYC says:

    This bullpen is a wreck right now.

  299. Hummingbird S. says:

    alright, enough of Joba. This has to be his last batter

  300. Okay, this has to be Joba’s last batter. He’s got nothing.

  301. bonestock94 says:


    c’mon man!!

  302. Dela G says:

    cmon please dont walk him joba

    you are killing my fantasy team and my patience

  303. BigBlueAL says:

    Great time for Joba to go back to throwing 91 mph fastballs.

  304. JobaWockeeZ says:

    WTF crowd. Joba got incredibly unlucky.

  305. Dela G says:


    finally a fucking out

  306. bonestock94 says:


  307. pat says:

    Umm thanks, Victor?

  308. CubanC says:

    Thank you, Victor.

  309. Accent Shallow says:

    Hey, an out!

  310. CNight_UP says:

    So there is 2 outs….oh wait, they called Scutaro safe at first….

  311. JobaWockeeZ says:


    Worst. Idea. EVER.

  312. First Time Poster says:

    BB Ortiz for the DP?

  313. Accent Shallow says:

    This isn’t 2005. Pitch to Ortiz.

  314. Hummingbird S. says:

    I have no confidence Joba can strand the tying run

  315. baby carlos says:

    wow step away and think you can watch the season finale of V and all hell breaks loose.

  316. I hate that they’re fucking pitching around Ortiz.

  317. pat says:

    Honestly, besides the double to Drew those were some of the bullshittiest hits eva. Two grounders and a bloop to RF.

  318. BigBlueAL says:

    Well if Okajima is coming in the bottom of this inning the Yankees dont have to worry.

  319. bonestock94 says:

    Dont give big sloppy respect, screw his streak!! K time!

  320. pat says:

    Throw the high cheese. Ortiz is gonna be greedy.

  321. Hummingbird S. says:

    3-2 slider, everyone knows it’s coming

  322. bonestock94 says:

    Oh god why

  323. CubanC says:


  324. Alex S says:

    Steroids Ortiz hits that out

  325. cjc says:

    garbage complete fucking garbage this pen sucks soooo bad right now

  326. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    And…that’s the tying run. I’m gunna go boil my head in oil, yeah?

  327. poster says:

    I’m kind of in the middle of a groan at the tie ballgame and a cheer at the sick throw.

  328. Reggie C. says:

    whew …. thank Mo for the little things.

    Fucking Joba. Get him out of there.

  329. Did Papi just pull a Manny?

  330. baby carlos says:

    So much for CC’s win.

  331. bonestock94 says:

    I need another comeback win here, just so Ortiz’s cocky asshole trot gets magnified 100x

  332. cmart says:

    Shitting my pants

  333. BigBlueAL says:

    WOW, Papi thinking it was a HR saved the Yankees ass there. Amazing Papi was able to jump all over a 3-2 slider, no way in hell he mustve been looking for that pitch from Joba…..

  334. JFH says:

    ortiz broke into the hr trot a little early there.

  335. Kevin G. says:

    Well, game over.

    /bexy bait

  336. bexarama says:

    It’s okay, we walk off again. (AAARGH JOBA WHY???)

  337. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Out of everyone that was going to either tie the game or get the lead, I hate that it would be the soul-less bag of flesh known as Ortiz.

  338. Dela G says:

    good god joba

    thanks a lot man

  339. CNight_UP says:

    Of course the blown call at 1st costs them big time…

  340. Bxbomber says:

    And to think you cats wanted this clown in the starting rotation…..

  341. First Time Poster says:

    Whatever. All the better when the Yanks walk-off… though I’m a little nervous… do Cubans like pie?

  342. JeffB says:

    Joba = Overrated

  343. Hummingbird S. says:

    I really like when this team blows a 4-run lead with 2 innings to go without using it’s best reliever. Makes perfect sense.

    • pat says:

      SO true man. Bring in Rivera to start the 8th inning. Duh.

      • Hummingbird S. says:

        I don’t know if you’re being sarcastic or not but I do know is that Boston had the top of the lineup due up in the 8th. I don’t know about you, but I want my best pitcher against their better hitters, even it means having Mo pitch the 8th inning.

        • First Time Poster says:

          This does make sense. It’s hard to argue.

          • poster says:

            Do you not want Mo to pitch the ninth, only the eighth? Because if so, I actually agree, though I don’t blame Girardi since there isn’t a manager in baseball that makes that move.

            If you want Mo to pitch the eighth and ninth, I totally disagree. It’s May just after a rainstorm. This is the sort of game where you only pitch Mo one inning.

        • Zack says:

          In a 5-1 game? If Joe brought Mo in you would bitch he was MICROMANAGING

        • pat says:

          How many managers are going to bring in their closer in the beginning of the 8th inning? Honestly? When have you ever seen that done?

  344. pat says:

    Ok that really sucked but is there any doubt we’re not winning this game? I’m just pissed Joba’s stats are gonna suffer.

  345. MikeD says:

    It’ll just feel all the better when we win it again, but not happy about Joba.

  346. V says:

    So, 2007 Joba’s back, isn’t he? Isn’t he? Ugh. d00d has NOT earned the ‘EIGHT INNING GUY’ role.

  347. Lex says:

    Joba is making a habit of shitting the bed.

  348. CubanC says:

    Joba cannot get by on this 91 slop he’s throwing up there.

  349. ZZ says:


    Joba cannot even be relied on to repeat his delivery for a single inning, let alone 6 or 7 innings.

    The decision to make Hughes the 5th starter looks better and better every day.

    Nice job of internal evaluations Cash, Eiland, Girardi and co.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      A-Rod makes that play all of this might not have happened. Not to mention lucky hits from Pedroia and Youk to let hell break loose.

      • ZZ says:

        That does not change the way Joba was throwing the ball. His mechanics were brutally bad and his stuff was a result of that. Major league hitters will do a lot of damage off that Joba.

    • First Time Poster says:

      Dude! It’s a magnificently SSS! This guy has played ball his whole life… he’ll fix it.

      • ZZ says:

        It is not a magnificently SSS.

        It has been a consistent problem for over a year now. Tonight was just another of many over the past year and a half in which he has been completely unable to repeat his delivery.

        • Poopy Pants says:

          Wow. Exaggerate much?

          • ZZ says:

            Exaggerate in what way?

            Everything I said is accurate. It is the reason he is in the bullpen right now.

            He has done a very, very poor job of repeating his delivery consistently for close to a year and a half now.

            That is why his stuff was diminished last year and why his stuff looked so bad tonight.

  350. BigBlueAL says:

    Well at least game is still tied, no way Sox hold Yankees scoreless in the next 2 innings.

  351. Mister Delaware says:

    AJ: “I’ve got some leftover pie. Not sure what to do with it.”

    Joba: “I’ve got an idea. Give me 10 minutes.”

  352. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    I’m calling it, Gardy with the walk off inside the park homerun!

  353. NYC says:

    This bullpen is a disaster.

  354. Selfish Joba! Fishing for Wins!!!!!

  355. Manny says:

    The Red Sox showing that they also can come back.

  356. Dela G says:

    damn, okakima throws so soft

  357. James A says:

    thank you joba for taking away that win for my fantasy team
    fucking awesome

  358. pat says:

    Wow, so many trolls after a bad inning. Where were they all?

  359. Oh and like Papelfuck last night going to a FB against Thames, why was Chamberlain throwing a slider against Ortiz? Blow it by him, man!

  360. baby carlos says:

    some of you know the farm system better than me. Is Miranda the best option the Yankees have at this point? Seems to be another Shelly Duncan who just can’t quite hit major league pitching.

    Am I wrong?

  361. That was an ugly swing, Randy.

  362. Mister Delaware says:

    Anyone else have a weird sort of hope that Boston puts 1 up in the top so Papelbon can work in the bottom? Because that could be a lot of fun.

  363. Bxbomber says:

    Incredible to see the opinion turning on Joba now. This bullshit was obvious to anyone watching the games…

  364. Dela G says:

    finally jetes!

  365. baby carlos says:

    Thank you all for your Miranda comments. Will have to do some more research.

  366. I would really love to see HR #3 right here, but I’ll settle for an XBH.


  367. Dela G says:

    dont swing, grit!

  368. Dela G says:

    ooh bard!

  369. Fun fact: Brett Gardner’s HR trot is faster than David Ortiz running to a buffet line!

  370. Captain Jack says:

    I’m not trying to say this because he just blew a four run lead, nor am I “Francessa-Style” Joba hater, I’m also not trying to be the asshole who shows up only when he’s right, but when do the reasonable Joba critics have a point? At what point do the SSS excuses run out? I know he built up some wicked peripheral stats, but the last few outings he’s just looked awful. He looked decidedly different as a starter in 2009 than in 2008, hell he was ready to throw a full 200 innings but his own organization chose a younger more inexperienced pitcher over him for the rotation. Is it reasonable to ask if he’ll ever be the same after his shoulder injury in 2008? At the end of 2008 I thought they had a young Roger Clemens on their hand with four pitches that he could throw for strikes two grading as plus plus and one as a borderline plus pitch. He was something else then, I’m just concerned that pitcher will never show up again. I’m not saying give up on him, but what I am saying is that right now I’m more than willing to accept the first reasonable trade offer for him. It was wet out, so I’m willing to cut him some slack tonight…but the guy just looked absolutely gassed out there and had ZERO command. Perhaps he needs to lose weight or work on his conditioning. At some point you have to take a look at what you’re seeing with your own eyes and ignore the stats, as much as it pains me to sound like Joe Morgan right now. Yes I know young pitchers struggle, and if Joba were struggling with his best stuff I’d be fine…but he’s not.

    • bonestock94 says:

      We can’t read all that…theres a game on!

    • Dela G says:

      he was throwing like 96mph 3 appearances ago and was straight killin it before that twins game debacle

      he’ll be aight

    • First Time Poster says:

      A little constructive criticism here. When you make a long post like that you should break it up into paragraphs for the readers. Makes it easier to see your points and such.

    • poster says:

      Dude he was awesome 3 games ago. He had two bad games in a row. Calm down.

      • Captain Jack says:

        I’m not saying he won’t be fine…is what I’m saying is that this is more of the same of what’s been happening with Joba. If there’s an article written about six weeks of rough plate discipline from Jeter (sprinkled in with four HRs and several good games) I don’t think it’s unreasonable to bring this up with Joba. From July to October (three months) he had four quality starts…he failed to produce a start that’s above replacement level (6IP 4ER) 10 times. This isn’t an isolated incident…yes he was dominant in 2007 and 2008…but that same pitcher might not come back. I hope he does, and I hope I’m wrong; when is it time to have a reasonable discussion? We can have a reasoned discussion about Jeter six weeks into the season…I see no reason why Joba isn’t the same. If you mention Jeter’s age I will curb stomp you…Joba has similar concerns because:

        1.) How often do young pitching studs succeed for a bit…then flame out?

        2.) How often do young flame throwers eventually blow up their arms?

        3.) How often do guys who experience an arm injury in their first 100 ML innings go on to have injury plagued careers? (I know Hughes got hurt, but those were more of the “shit happens” variety)

        So while Jeter’s aging and has concerns due to his age and natural decline, I feel Joba’s concerns are equally legit at this point in time.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      Get a blog or learn to edit yourself a little.

    • Accent Shallow says:

      And what would a reasonable trade offer be at this point? Who’s going to give you top talent for a setup man?

      The fact is, the Yankees are unlikely to get an offer of anyone who a) is as good as Joba right now or b) has more upside

      • Captain Jack says:

        Yeah that’s true…Matt addressed this point. If someone views him as a future starter or closer of the future and thinks he has upside do it…but damn. He’s fallen quite far.

    • Just a quick reaction to only one line: Joba is not tradeable anymore. Whatever value he had was destroyed when the Yankees put him in the bullpen.

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    • Captain Jack says:

      Furthermore there was an article written about Jeter’s struggles after a month and a half of poor plate discipline; but we have a full season’s worth of Joba’s struggles as a starter (plus two months where he was sub-replacement level for the entire time) and he’s had several rough relief outings, and his stuff is varying wildly. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask these sorts of questions.

  371. First Time Poster says:

    All of a sudden the Godzilla theme comes from the depths of the stadium. The lights grow dark. All of a sudden a balls ton of piro-technicks occur and Matsui comes to the field ALA WWE. Than Stunners Youk.

  372. Mister Delaware says:

    Oooo … I remember this matchup!

  373. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Bringing Bard to face Big Tex? RUH ROH!

  374. Drew says:

    Haha. Teix V Bard. It’s like deja vu all over again.

  375. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Bard v Teix.

    Yes please.

  376. bonestock94 says:

    I like a Tex 2 run double off of Bard here.

  377. baby carlos says:

    Bard v Tex = single by Tex, Jeter scores.

  378. pat says:

    Tex likes Bard.

  379. poster says:

    Remember that game last year, w/the back to back HRs? Off of Bard?

    I’m sure Tex does.

  380. Orlando says:

    ball 1

  381. Hummingbird S. says:

    all we need is a single Tex, comon

  382. Mister Delaware says:

    Well shit.

  383. baby carlos says:


  384. bonestock94 says:


  385. Tex chased it and tried to pull it. Damn.

    I guess it’s time for pie again.

  386. bexarama says:

    Ugh, got under it.

    It’s okay, we walk off again.

  387. Dela G says:

    well that sucked ass

  388. Orlando says:

    time for some a-rod heroics again…..2 nights in a row?????

  389. poster says:

    Pie time.

  390. Camilo Gerardo says:

    wtf joba

  391. BigBlueAL says:

    WOW. 1-0 count and tries to pull an outside fastball and pops it up.

    Oh well we got Arod leading off the 9th, more pie.

  392. bonestock94 says:

    If this game goes extra who comes in after Mo?

  393. Manny says:

    Bard looked great there, take note Joba.

  394. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Do you guys remember the person that found/caught the helmet during the walk off situation? It starts with an “A” and ends with “ROD”. It won’t look so silly anymore when everyone starts to fight for the helmet tossed during a walk off.

  395. Zack says:

    Tex = overrated
    Tex = watching this BS all season
    Tex = no value
    Tex = dont like his approach
    Tex = good hitters arent hitting <.220 on May 18th

    Do i fit in with the haters yet?

  396. mike c says:

    i think we’ll be a-ok

  397. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So do fans like the fact that hey are “right?” Do fans like Joba sucking?

    I mean you can make all the trade proposals you want but the Yankees killed his value and possibly his future. Glad you’re “right.”

  398. pat says:

    OOf, Arod put some stank on that.

  399. Dela G says:

    damn lowell is so effing slow

    even big papi beats that ball out

  400. Orlando says:

    anyone know if Posada is available? would Girardi even gamble with his foot and the weather?

  401. First Time Poster says:

    Who do you all want to see with the walk-off?

    A) Jeter- Cap’n clutch coming back all retro
    B) Gardner- Remember that walk-off up the middle off Paps two years back
    C) Big Tex- ALA 2009 ALDC
    D) A-Rod- Making the helmet catch come true
    E) Cano- Re-ignite that streak
    F) Cervelli- Bring us back to those Atlanta days
    G) Thames- Two nights in a row for the big guy
    H) Miranda- Two homer night for the Cuban Missile
    I) Winn- So we can all go, FTWINN!!!

  402. Mike Lowell is so slow. Rodriguez didn’t have it cleanly in his glove and fumbled a bit on the transfer. With almost any other runner in baseball, A-Rod ends up eating that ball.

  403. Mister Delaware says:

    Too strikey.

  404. BigBlueAL says:

    Where was that pitch???????????

  405. pat says:

    What the fuck? Not only was that a strike, he swung at it.

  406. Accent Shallow says:

    And that was not a strike, HOW?

  407. Orlando says:

    this ump is brutal…for both sides!!!

  408. V says:

    Man, I wish I could suck at my job as much and make as much money as these imbeciles.

  409. Mike Axisa says:

    Where the hell did that miss?

  410. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Don’t worry. In the 9th the two most clutch players on the team are leading off.

  411. CubanC says:

    was that right down the middle or did my eyes deceive me?

  412. Joe West's Music Career says:

    Is anybody else excited to watch Papelbon’s self confidence get Byung-Hyun Kim’d?

  413. Hummingbird S. says:

    that’s a swing, umps are not helping tonight

  414. Dela G says:

    wow i can’t believe mcdonald got a hit

  415. bexarama says:

    Didn’t want to see that, YES.

  416. mike c says:

    i think kay just said “hold mcdonald”

  417. B-Rando says:

    Mo’s command has looked shaky his last two appearances…i hope everythings ok

  418. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    ..Kay, not to say there is anything known as jinxing…but you’ve already done it once tonight.

    On the side note, who was that fat red head kid with the glasses in the A’s walk off clip?

  419. LYous says:

    Can Campos get it together tonight!

  420. poster says:

    This is not fun.

  421. Mister Delaware says:

    I can’t do this Thames wearing a glove shit anymore.

  422. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I said I’ll never complain about Thames but ugh.

  423. BigBlueAL says:

    This is getting ridiculous.

  424. pat says:

    HAha omg Lols.

  425. Orlando says:


  426. Dela G says:

    oh my god

    my god

  427. First Time Poster says:

    When did Hermida get in the game… also… awesome… Hermida is in the game!

  428. AJ says:

    Catch the ball the fan says!!!

  429. bexarama says:

    Thames when you do something awesome, you’re not supposed to do something terrible the next day!!!!

  430. V says:

    Marcus Thames = not on the field for his defense.

  431. I have to say it…Thames would have had that.

  432. boogie down says:

    wow…what the hell’s goin’ on out here?!

  433. mike c says:

    good thing thames is holding a free pass right now

  434. Hummingbird S. says:

    finding creative ways to lose games

  435. MikeD says:

    Thames…why does he even have a glove?

  436. cjc says:

    well who didn’t see that coming

  437. Reggie C. says:

    Man… This is not the same team that took the field 20 minutes ago. Fundamentals people!

  438. cmart says:

    fuck this shit it’s bed time.

    • Zack says:

      Tie game in the top of the 9th and you’re leaving?

      • First Time Poster says:

        Wow… I wouldn’t leave if my first child was being born. Stupid baby and your being born during baseball! CLEAN YOUR ROOM!

        For the record… I have no baby.

  439. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Why? Just…why?

  440. Orlando says:

    how many times can we give this game away?

  441. Dela G says:

    thank you jesus for hermida being on deck

  442. First Time Poster says:

    thames is awful cut him loose now he cant feild and is a butcher. he does 1 thing right and that is hit fastballs.

    • Drew says:

      Hitting fastballs is rather valuable, no?

      It’s his fault he dropped it. It’s not his fault we are hamstrung by injuries and he’s still in the game when we would regualr sub him out for defense.

  443. On the bright side, if there were two outs it’s quite possible a run scores on that drop.

  444. baby carlos says:

    That play almost makes it worse if Hermeda gets a single.

  445. MikeD says:

    So is Mo now going for the fifth out of the inning?

  446. V says:

    Wow. Umpires are squeezing Mariano. Really? REALLY?

  447. Craig says:

    Good thing we sent down our 4th OF instead of Boone

  448. Dela G says:

    man i dont want to see youkilis at all this inning

    lets get hermida out

  449. Marcos says:

    Seriously, what’s so wrong with Golson staying up and playing the field instead of…. ohhh ummm, Marcus Thames. Seriously, I like the guy, I even think he’s a decent bat off the bench, but he CAN’T FIELD anything!


  450. Orlando says:

    Mo says….”fuck this!!!”

  451. baby carlos says:

    damn zone

  452. CNight_UP says:

    where the fuck was that pitch?

  453. ZZ says:

    Outings like the past 2 for Joba are entirely unsurprising.

    For some reason, after he hurt his shoulder he has been unable to repeat his delivery consistently for even an inning at a time.

    When he was blowing people away last week he looked great on the mound and his mechanics were classic Joba.

    Tonight, his stuff was flat because his delivery was terrible.

  454. CubanC says:

    this ump is killing me.

  455. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Is there such thing as a good ump?

  456. cmart says:

    good night folks

  457. This ump is giving me arrythmia.

  458. V says:

    I fucking hate major league umpires. I fucking hate them. Fire them ALL.

  459. B-Rando says:

    fuck this shit

    • B-Rando says:

      The feeling I have right now was the same feeling I had almost all night last night as I saw the sox climbing back into it. Again tonight, same story…this is ridiculous. The bullpen is not doing its job right now. FUCK.

  460. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A-Rod walk, Cano HR.

  461. Dela G says:

    wow im going to go vomit

  462. baby carlos says:

    Ok, I don’t understand the defense there with 2 outs. WTF!!!

  463. poster says:


    I’m in shock here.

    Why the fuck was Winn so shallow?

  464. Mister Delaware says:

    NESN called out the Yanks OF for being shallow like 10 seconds before that happened. What the dick, guys?

  465. CNight_UP says:

    Tend to score runs when fieldser drop balls and umps dont call strikes…

  466. CubanC says:

    Joe Girardi, you screwed up again.

    • poster says:


      BTW: Mo blew two games in a row. Does this prove he’s a bad pitcher? Joba just did the same thing, complete with error.

      • CubanC says:

        You are incorrect. Apparently you didn’t just watch the same thing I did. Unless you think Winn positioned himself there. That fly ball is on Girardi.

        Didn’t say a thing about Mo. Did I say he was a bad pitcher? He just had to get 6 outs. And he had them all if not for fuck ups all around.

        • poster says:

          No, the Mo thing was a general comment.

          Anyway, I have no idea why Winn was so deep. I doubt Girardi had anything to do with it.


    • Alex S says:

      What the hell did Girardi do? bring in Mo…?

  467. DreDog says:

    Why was Winn so shallow?

  468. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Oh (*&^%$#$%^&*()(*&^% $#@#$%^&*(*&^ %$#@!@#$%^&*() (*&^%$#@#$ #@#$%^&*.

  469. AJ says:

    I hate you Marcus Thames.

  470. MikeD says:

    The umpire just created a six-out inning.

  471. bexarama says:

    I feel terrible for Mo.

    • poster says:

      I don’t. We blamed Joba when A-Rod made an error. It’s only fair to blame now. The go ahead hit was a hard hit ball.

      I LOVE Mo. I don’t think this is evidence he’s losing it or anything. But this shitty inning is as much his fault as anybody else.

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      He should be blamed as well, he’s not nearly as sharp as he used to be

      • bexarama says:

        a. it’s one inning, the ultimate SSS.
        b. Yeah, not saying that go-ahead hit wasn’t hit hard, it’s just… I love him and I feel bad for him, what can I say.

  472. Hughesus Christo says:

    Where the shit was Winn playing?

  473. Captain Jack says:

    Well, that was fun while it lasted.

  474. pat says:

    Randy was in little league LF.

  475. Death by bullpen, ftl.

  476. Hummingbird S. says:

    Why is the OF so damn shallow? Great way to lose a game.

  477. bonestock94 says:

    Mo’s gotta some more games in before he’s back to Mo status. Everyone in the bullpen totally blows right now.

  478. AJ says:

    Thank god their closer is Papelbon.

  479. Reggie C. says:

    Hermida beats Mo. I guess the 2 game sweep was too much to ask for. Vazquez for the 8ht!

  480. Adam says:

    Where the eff was Winn playing?

  481. Orlando says:

    now it’s a strike!!!

  482. CubanC says:

    The ump, Thames, and Girardi really fucked us here.

  483. Drew says:

    WInn was playing no singles defense?

  484. Now he calls that pitch a strike? Are you kidding me, Campos?

  485. pat says:

    I guess because MO doesn’t give up many hard hit balls they wanted to try and cut off any bloops that could drop in.

  486. JobaJr says:

    Time to bail out Girardi for the 2nd day in a row.

  487. Poopy Pants says:

    The Yanks do not have one reliever they can rely on. Not one single reliever to shut things down.

    • baby carlos says:

      Ok, when you step back out of bullshit land, let me know. If you think that was Mo’s fault, you have never watched baseball.

  488. baby carlos says:

    Bad defense cost the Yankees that inning. If I am Mo I get in Girardi’s face and Thames and Winn.

  489. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Headline hypothetically if the Yanks lose.

    Red Sox Umpires Rally to Beat Yankees.

  490. mike c says:

    brain freeze, bring in the closer

  491. James A says:

    That was a very tough combination of bad relief pitching, defense and umpiring to watch
    lets win it off of papelboner again

  492. Brent says:


  493. Orlando says:

    let’s go get Papelbon!!!

    4 – Alex Rodriguez
    5 – Robinson Cano
    6 – Frankie Cervelli
    7 – Marcus Thames

  494. First Time Poster says:

    Just saying… when the Yanks win… all you nay-sayers have to buy me coffee and hookers… and a Lexus… with a tiger in the passenger side seat.

    My point is… it’s in the bag.

  495. Matty Ice says:

    How the fuck does a team blow a 5 run lead on 3 consecutive days?

  496. ZZ says:

    Randy Winn would have been in RF if they had sent down Logan instead of Golson.

  497. JobaWockeeZ says:


  498. mike c says:

    it’s ok, cervelli is coming up

  499. Manny says:

    Talk about having Paps back, yesterday seems so far away right now.
    This beating the Red Sox are giving the Yankees bullpen is the true payback for yesterday!

  500. Reggie C. says:

    So now that the 24 hour shine is off Thames … the team should look into acquiring a real DH hitter to prevent the fielding of Thames, Winn, and Miranda in a starting lineup.

    My list begins and ends with DERREK LEE.

    • V says:

      Um… I’m totally fine with Thames DHing. Not sure how acquiring a DH keeps him from fielding ;-)

      • Reggie C. says:

        Yeah. My post wasnt entirely clear. I wasnt really ripping on Thames’s fielding , rather a starting lineup in which the 7,8,9 hitters are those guys listed above. Swisher will be back in short enough order in which Thames can take a seat.

        Derrek Lee is an ideal fit.

    • So where were you last night after you told us all the game was over?

  501. Mister Delaware says:

    Regardless of how this inning goes, that was textbook giving a game away.

  502. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    im confused, what did Girardi do?

  503. V says:

    Now watch this fucking piece of shit umpire widen his strike zone for Papelbon.

  504. MikeD says:

    I thought that ball off the bat was an easy fly-ball out. I guess they didn’t want to be killed by the flare off a left-hander’s bat, which is usually what happens when Mo gives up a hit to a lefty, but Winn was way too shallow. That’s probably not Winn’s fault since the bench would have positioned him there.

  505. BigBlueAL says:

    Does Posada pinch-hit for someone this inning if a runner gets on??

  506. Mike HC says:

    I’m expecting the completion of the Papelbon meltdown right here. Completely wreck him with this win.

  507. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    THE D3F3NS3!!!!!!!!

  508. Accent Shallow says:

    Tying run to the plate. I support this.

  509. cmart says:

    oh baby here we go

  510. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    There’s that Red Sox defense showing up in the clutch.

  511. Alex S says:

    We’re in business

  512. BigBlueAL says:

    LMFAO at Scutaro

  513. Mike Axisa says:


    Never say die.

  514. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let’s go Clutch Cano!

  515. Kevin G. says:

    Red Sox Pitching & Defense FTL

  516. Orlando says:

    is Posada available?

  517. pat says:

    OMG this is hilarious.

  518. baby carlos says:

    Wow this is turning into a fundamental defensive skills display.

  519. mike c says:


  520. Mike HC says:

    Can’t blame the Mike Cameron injury for that one.

    Gotta love the Red Sox defense.

  521. First Time Poster says:


  522. Joe West's Music Career says:


    clap clap clap

  523. Pat D says:

    Well, since I just got home, I’d make the “What did I miss?” joke, but I’m fully aware and it just wouldn’t be funny.

  524. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    So much pie, so little time.

  525. AJ says:

    He seems a little rattled no?

  526. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Do you pinch hit Cervelli?

  527. mike c says:

    if paperboy walks cano then cervelli will make him pay

  528. bonestock94 says:

    Silver lining = papelbonian

  529. Mister Delaware says:

    NESN just showed Thames on the bench. His head is still in RF. Sooo …. lets do this before he hits.

  530. JobaWockeeZ says:


  531. Alex S says:

    Dontchya Know!

  532. Manny says:

    Paps will not blow two games in a row, he is not Joba.

  533. cmart says:

    oh baby

  534. V says:

    MFer this team doesn’t say die, rofl.

  535. mike c says:


  536. Mike Axisa says:

    Robinson Cano fucking knows.

  537. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    i fucking love this team

  538. BigBlueAL says:

    This is amazing.

  539. pat says:


  540. Joe West's Music Career says:

    Cervelli’s like 15 for 10 with RISP

  541. Matty Ice says:

    Does Cervelli bunt? Dude is hitting crazy numbers with RISP.

  542. pat says:


  543. mike c says:

    bunt and watch v-mart throw into right field

  544. V says:

    I do NOT want to go to extras, but tie > loss.

  545. cmart says:


  546. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Okay, I peed my pants on that throw to 2nd.

  547. First Time Poster says:




  548. baby carlos says:

    cmon cervelli

  549. JobaTheHeat62 says:


  550. BigBlueAL says:


  551. Alex S says:

    wow Robbie gave me a heart attack

  552. Mike Axisa says:

    Stop bunting. Stop it. Just fucking stop. You have three outs left. Don’t give them one you morons.

  553. Joseph Elliot Girardi don’t you dare bunt!

  554. Accent Shallow says:

    That throw was a lot closer than I would have liked. Eek.

  555. poster says:

    WHEW, close call.

  556. Pat D says:

    Giving away outs. Great idea.

  557. Hummingbird S. says:


  558. Orlando says:

    cervelli sac bunt, int walk to Thames, to set up 2 and here comes the Cuban Missle

  559. Hughesus Christo says:


  560. BigBlueAL says:

    Thames is gonna have a chance to redeem himself tonight.

  561. Mike HC says:

    Not loving the sacrifice idea. I would have let Cervelli hit.

  562. Pat D says:

    Dumb fuck idea.

  563. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Cervelli always does his damn job!

  564. Alex S says:

    great bunt by cervelli. now don’t fuck us Thames

  565. baby carlos says:

    well done Cervelli – text book bunt.

  566. CNight_UP says:

    Thames for the redmeption….

  567. Accent Shallow says:

    Would have preferred Cervelli to pull it back . . . big hole between Beltre and Scutaro to put a ground ball.

  568. BigBlueAL says:

    Shit, from that angle it looked for a second that nobody was getting to that bunt.

  569. Mister Delaware says:

    If you’re going to play no singles, why are you bunting for the tie a few minutes later?

  570. poster says:

    Redemption time, Thames.

    Side note: Thames can be the hero two nights in a row.

  571. Reggie C. says:

    Marcus Thames … can you hit a fly ball once more? it doesnt even have to leave the park this time …

  572. Just hit it in the air, Marcus. Keep the game alive.

  573. Hughesus Christo says:

    The Papelbon I know would hit Thames in the head right here

  574. Ivan says:

    Wow asking Thames to Do it again….

  575. baby carlos says:

    fly ball… just a fly ball to tie.

  576. Mister Delaware says:

    They successfully decreased their xRuns by about 0.2.

  577. mike c says:


  578. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Papelbon is a dick. It might have been intentional.

  579. bonestock94 says:

    lol some intimidation from thames

  580. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    Thames and Papelbitch in a fist fight, who wins?

  581. Ivan says:

    Sox pitchers throw inside to Yankee hitters with no Regard.

  582. V says:

    He’s going to strike out. I feel it. Ugh. Bad bunt.

  583. Hummingbird S. says:

    comon Thames, kill this motherfucker

  584. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I hope the bunt doesn’t bite us in the ass.

  585. Phranchise says:

    fuck im nervous

  586. poster says:

    Thames needs a fly ball. Stop swinging at low outside pitches.

    • poster says:

      Like I said. Good job Thames.

      Damn, I hope Miranda doesn’t make that play I don’t want to jinx by saying out loud.

  587. There is no way Paps throws a fastball here, right?

  588. V says:

    Or not. Wow. Now no DPs. Please.

  589. BigBlueAL says:


  590. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Pinch run! Pinch run!

  591. Ivan says:

    Nice AB there by Thames.

  592. Alex S says:

    WOW close call there. come on now Juan!

  593. bonestock94 says:

    Is posada avail?

  594. Hughesus Christo says:

    Juan Miranda isn’t a kid, Kay.

  595. Matty Ice says:


  596. AJ says:

    of course he walked him to set up the dp

  597. Phranchise says:

    confidence in miranda> confidence in thames

  598. Orlando says:

    here we go Cubanito!!!

  599. JobaTheHeat62 says:


  600. Mike Axisa says:

    You got this Juan. All you baby.

  601. Accent Shallow says:

    Just get the run in.

  602. mike c says:


  603. Reggie C. says:

    I feel good about this Miranda – Papelbon matchup.

    I dont know why. I think Miranda can hit a deep enough fly.

  604. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    LOL, runners at 1st and 3rd. VMart and his arm, LOL.

  605. Hummingbird S. says:

    no posada here? thought he was avaiable to hit

  606. Do NOT attempt a double steal. That’s just a bad idea.

  607. Ivan says:

    Pena gotta steal 2b. Prevent the Double play.

  608. Orlando says:

    right here on 1 – 1

  609. V says:

    Pena has to take second here.

  610. BigBlueAL says:

    Miranda can become my 2nd fave Cuban player ever after El Duque with a hit here.

  611. Orlando says:

    we are getting him

  612. Alex S says:

    fuck papelbon made a nice play there

  613. Aw shit.

    One time, Randy. One time.

  614. bonestock94 says:

    Oh god not winn!!!

  615. Mike Axisa says:

    Posada or Swisher, pls.

  616. poster says:

    FUCK. Fail.

    Don’t look good guys.

  617. BigBlueAL says:

    Damnit, swung at Ball 2 and now its up to Winn.

  618. ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning) says:

    LOL Papelbitch’s little jig after the come backer is pure comedy gold.

  619. Accent Shallow says:

    And it comes down to Randy Winn.


  620. Camilo Gerardo says:

    dman, good snag.. Damn you Joba

  621. Reggie C. says:

    Damn. Miranda had a power outage on contact.

  622. Hummingbird S. says:

    terrible terrible…should’ve never swung

  623. V says:

    So much for that bunt setting up the sac fly. Ugh.

  624. baby carlos says:


  625. cmart says:

    randy magic. now

  626. Alex S says:

    Battle here son!

  627. Ivan says:

    Papelbitch is lucky our top hitters havent come up in these spots.