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Tampa area high school named after The Boss
Yankees recall Melancon, option Golson
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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.

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Tampa area high school named after The Boss
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  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)
    • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Gotta love the Carl Monday cameo.

  • Dela G

    LETS GO YANKEES!!

    let’s get em

  • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

    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.

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

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

  • Jon

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    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

      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

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

      • TheLastClown

        It was mostly Cervelli & Hughes’ (mis)management of Scutaro.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Now that I know who was and wasn’t available out of the bullpen, and in what situations Girardi was going to use them, I don’t either.

    • Cecala

      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…

      • Accent Shallow

        That’s a funny way of spelling “Chan Ho Park”

  • Bill from NJ

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

  • JM

    So… 8 o’clock start hopefully?

    • JM

      Oh yeah, I called it.

  • http://baseballalamode.blogspot.com Crunchy Frog

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjcZ5MTOh3g

  • TheLastClown

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

  • Bill from NJ

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

    • Across the pond

      BAH, the last thing you need when you’re already 5 hours ahead with work in the morning.

      • TheLastClown

        Where in the UK are you? I thoroughly enjoy that you watch & comment on baseball from ‘across the pond.’

        • Across the pond

          I’m from Dublin, Ireland. I get as many innings in every night as I can, probably only 1 tonight if it starts at 1am my time.

          • TheLastClown

            Oh shite. Sorry about the mix-up. Many Catholic apologies.

            • Across the pond

              hahaha no probs.

  • TheLastClown

    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

      “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

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

      • Dela G

        you are aware that Lee has been an AL pitcher for maybe 99 percent of his career, right?

        • Across the pond

          I was just joking on the generalisation.

          • Dela G

            ha alright, my apologies, man!

  • yoo-boo

    Yankees acquire SS Hanley Ramirez.

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

    Lineup:

    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.

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

      Please don’t leave dumb comments like this. Bad trade proposals are the worst.

      • yoo-boo

        which part is bad? Montero?

        • TheLastClown

          The part where you think acquiring Hanley, w/o including Hughes AND Montero AND maybe Robbie Cano, was possible.

          • yoo-boo

            arbitration kills Hughes’ chance in Miami. lol.

            Montero
            Cano
            Nova
            McAllister

            Is that better?

            • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

              Cano is making $9M this year, $10M next year, and two option years at $14M and $15M. That’s already too expensive for Florida

              • yoo-boo

                about the same as Ramirez’s.

                • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                  Then why on earth would they trade him?

                  • yoo-boo

                    For fun, if Marlins were stick with Freddi then Ramirez would be expendable.

                    • http://www.soxandpinstripes.net JGS

                      Important people to the Marlins future success (in order of importance):

                      1. Hanley Ramirez

                      422. Fredi Gonzalez

            • TheLastClown

              Nope. Hanley, before he sniffed the big leagues, was worth a frontline starter and Mike Lowell all by himself.

              He’s now the best offensive SS, and one of the best players in baseball. Do you think that package would net Pujols? Mauer? Not Hanley either.

              The point is, the Yanks are not going to acquire Hanley. So, fantasize at your own peril.

              • radnom


                Hanley, before he sniffed the big leagues, was worth a frontline starter and Mike Lowell all by himself.

                While trade proposals for Hanely are crazy at this point – I feel the need to point out that Lowell had negative trade value at that point. Especially as far as the Marlins were concerned.

            • http://intrumetnsacrosstheworld.com William

              Would it be blasphemous for me to say I don’t want to make that trade as the Yankees?

              • yoo-boo

                no.

      • vin

        Yeah, really. Everyone knows Thames should be the DH, and Jeter should be on the bench.

    • poster

      Hahaha you’re funny.

      • yoo-boo

        I am very serious about this. you better watch out!!! wink.

  • Kevin G.

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

    • Cecala

      Huge, did you see the message the new owner sent out? I like his style.

      • Kevin G.

        No, what did he say?

        • poster

          Guaranteed the Nets make the playoffs next year and win a title within five years.

        • Cecala

          Basically Nets will be in the Playoffs next season and they will win a championship in the next 5 years. I mean yeah it sounds crazy but the team has a lot of good young talent and could pull a Oklahoma City.

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

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

    :(

    • yoo-boo

      cant wait to know MIB’s fucking name.

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

        It’s Bill. Nothing flashy.

      • radnom

        I don’t think they are going to reveal that, mostly because it is irrelevant.

        Unless it has some crazy significance to the plot any name they give him would just be a let down.

    • Phishin’

      Jack is the new Jacob…..right?

      • Marcus

        No, Jack is…the new Jan Brady!

        /afro wig’d

      • radnom

        Definitely.

        Just before the sub blew up –

        Jack: Why are you telling me all this?

        Sayid: Because it’s going to be you.

        Sayid has never been wrong about anything. Ever.

        • andrew

          “Sayid has never been wrong about anything. Ever.”

          Fact.

    • kunaldo

      it’s gonna be EPIC. end of an era. i’m almost sad.

      • radnom

        I was pretty disappointed with “Across the Sea”.

        Still excited for the finale, but…..my expectations have been tempered.

  • DGeezy

    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

  • http://pda.88000.org/wallpapers/48/Pikachu_Dressed_as_Hitler.jpg Do Not Feed The Trolls!

    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

    • yoo-boo

      seriously?

      He should try Erin Andrews for a change.

    • Cecala

      Kate Hudson is hotter than Cameron Diaz

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

      I thought Cameron DIAZ was Cuban. I’m not sure why I would think that though.

    • First Time Poster

      Diaz is smoking hot.

    • Across the pond

      Diaz is average?? :O

      That means my other half is way way way below average :P

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      I’m hotter than any of them

      • TheLastClown

        I have a friend named Derek I want you to meet.

  • First Time Poster

    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

      Reply fail.

    • TheLastClown

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

      • First Time Poster

        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

          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

      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

      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.

      • yoo-boo

        that I want too. Machado, Cowart or Littleton (sp?) to start off.

    • http://instrumentsacrosstheworld.com William

      A whole shitload of this.

    • yoo-boo

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

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

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

    • Dela G

      seeing that prokhrov was just approved to be owner last thursday i believe, nope ;)

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

        I thought he the owner all year. What took him so long to get approved?

        • andrew

          Russian.

  • jvega

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

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

      Yes, they said they will.

    • TheLastClown

      They had better.

  • nathan

    Weather.com predicts dry weather between 8 pm to 12 am. its like the clouds know how long a Yankee-Sox game lasts.

  • Across the pond

    Any updates on a start time?

    • Dela G

      8pm est, 1am GMT

      :)

      • Across the pond

        Sweeeeet, cheers dude.

    • First Time Poster

      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.

      /selig’d

  • Bill from NJ

    Hilarious and pathetic.. (Lebron related):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY1dQldCtOI

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Any chance this game ends before midnight?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      If it does indeed start at 8

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      If they play all 9 innings, no way.

  • ultimate913

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

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I thought I heard Wednesday

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • TheLastClown

      Eww.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Wow. Fail.

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

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I’ll go under.

    • TheLastClown

      I really don’t think that barrage of hit batters was intentional last time.

      If he’s got his control, under. If not…probably a good deal over.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Over. I think he hits 3.

    • radnom

      Push.

  • ultimate913

    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

      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

        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.

  • Jose V…no way there is more than one JOSE? That’s uncalled for!

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

    • Dela G

      he does have braces…

    • Drew

      Those things that look like braces, are braces.

      • Jose V…no way there is more than one JOSE? That’s uncalled for!

        i didnt know it was a retainer or braces
        but regardless his teeth look gross…sorry for being random but I wanted to clarify a random question…thanks guys

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          He has/had braces because his daughter got them and he wanted to support her.

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

    Just attack this .700 OPS road player.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Why won’t Pedroia just make outs?? Dammit

  • TheLastClown

    I love watching the Most Versatile Pygmy strike out.

  • Dela G

    damn this is a tight zone

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Those last two pitches weren’t strikes?

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      I wondered where a few of those missed.

    • Hummingbird S.

      they were pretty close according to gameday

  • Dela G

    good job zz

    • ZZ

      Thanks.

      • Dela G

        haha ietc

  • Cecala

    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

      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.

      • Cecala

        So have it where the nets have the lowest chance of being drawn while the 14th team has the highest…

        • boogie down

          very true, very true… the nba must be proud of it’s staunch rigidity

  • Hummingbird S.

    Captain grounder to short

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Over/Under: 9.5 pitches seen for Jeter tonight.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      EDIT: Assuming a nine inning game.

    • TheLastClown

      Over.

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

      4 pitches total. I have no faith in him taking a pitch anymore.

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

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

    • TheLastClown

      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.

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

        He can’t do anything right now.

        • TheLastClown

          You do remember he got he rally started in the 1st yesterday?

          On the first pitch?

  • Guest

    This is actually getting kind of ridiculous.

  • Guest

    Whatever the results, another good at bat by Gardner.

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

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

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

    So when is the actual NBA draft?

    • boogie down

      june 24

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Dela G

    good AB by grittster

  • TheLastClown

    BG 0-2 to 3-2.

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

  • Accent Shallow

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

  • dygg

    Tex took the first pitch.

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

    Wow Nets got 3rd pick. A shame.

    • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      there goes all chances at LeBron

      • ultimate913

        yup. jay-z must be pissed.

      • Cecala

        It might be a good thing for them, Wall is fancy but could be like a Jennings type player, Turner has too many turnovers, and Cousins would probably be the third best.

        • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

          I don’t think Wall is everything he is cracked up to be, but still. Cousins frightens me because everyone says he is lazy and has no work ethic. I hate those players

          • Cecala

            People say that about everyone not playing on any Boston team.

  • Hummingbird S.

    strikezone really tight for CC, not so much for Beckett

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

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

  • Cecala

    CC needs a DP right here with 31 pitches already.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    BLOODY HELL NBA, IT’S SO OVER

    /Nets fan’d

    • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Hey now, I’m a Nets fan! And I’m disappointed, mainly because LeBron will definitely not be coming to NJ now

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

        Trade up possibly? I mean maybe the damn Wizards could survive.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

    • Cecala

      Hes pissed hes on Boston

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

        He declined a bigger contract to go there right? I’d love to see them suck because he wanted to be on a contending team.

  • MikeD

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    this ump is squeezing CC like no one’s business

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Four pitches thus far that should’ve been strikes.

    • TheLastClown

      3 borderline pitches called balls on CC, one egregious strike-called-ball-mistake.

      Only one for Beckett.

      Can we give it a couple more innings before we declare who’s being squeezed?

      *Go ARod*

  • baby carlos

    Good inning by CC.

  • Jason from The Heartland

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

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

      You don’t have to tell people you’re replying to them. Press the ‘reply’ button and it will do it for you.

      • Jason from The Heartland

        Sorry, Joba. I was posting at LoHud and forgot about the “reply” function here.

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

          Yeah I figured. No worries.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    this umpiring isn’t very good, oy

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • TheLastClown

      No, MLBNHD has the My9 broadcast, looks good. Thought that probably wasn’t your question.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, I’m gonna go to an HDTV after this half inning.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yay E-6!

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

    DE-FENSE!

  • baby carlos

    remember the last time the Sox had a decent shortstop?

    • dygg

      No

  • MikeD

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

  • TheLastClown

    RUN-PRE-VEN-TION

    clap-clap-clapclapclap

  • Drew

    I will cry if Robbie comes out of this game.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    $20 says Frankie’s bunting.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Or not. Works just the same, though.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Managers generally don’t bunt this early in a game.

    • Drew

      I accept Paypal.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Nice play, Scutaro.

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

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

  • First Time Poster

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • dygg

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

    • TheLastClown

      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.

  • Drew

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Cisco stepped out of the box, JB got pissed about it.

      • Drew

        Heh. I must have looked away from the screen for a minute. I bet Cisco was just fucking with him after what happened last time he faced him.

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

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

  • Drew

    Cuban missile time.

    • Drew

      WOOT!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Jason from The Heartland

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

  • Accent Shallow

    Did Beckett just issue Thames the old intentional unintentional walk?

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

    Woot Juan Miranda!

  • First Time Poster

    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…

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

      I’ll call it a coincidence for now. Dude can’t keep hitting like that forever. It probably affected him tough.

  • Jason from The Heartland

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

  • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Miranda! love it

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

    Yay Juanathan!

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

    So is that earned?

    • First Time Poster

      Sweet! Gameday said in play, out(s)… but Winn got the run in! Sweet!

    • Jose the Satirist

      All runs in this inning will be unearned.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Marcus Thames: FEARED

  • nathan

    Stuck with NESN feed.

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

    • Jason from The Heartland

      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

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

      • Jason from The Heartland

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

        • MikeD

          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.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • Jason from The Heartland

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

    • TheLastClown

      Use the reply button. It’s blue & noticeable. It makes all conversations easier to understand.

      • Jason from The Heartland

        An accident. I nearly typed Oops afterward. Jeez already.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Does Josh Beckett have a guitar pick around his neck?

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

      Yeah I think so. I noticed it the last time they faced him.

    • Drew

      Hasn’t he always worn that?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, I think, but I wasn’t really ever sure what it was. It sure does look like a pick, though.

      • First Time Poster

        Yep… he’s a douche.

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

    DEFENSE! Part II.

  • MikeD

    The great Boston defensive unit strikes again.

  • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    TEH PITCHING AND TEH DEEFENSE!!!11!!1!!

  • Hangoverologist

    Pitching and defense my ass.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

    • TheLastClown

      Granted it doesn’t look nearly so bad w/ Taco & Cameron.

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

        Well the infield isn’t helping either. Especially Beltre and Scutaro.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I thought Beltre would be a great, great signing for the Sox. It’s still early but so far not so much.

        • TheLastClown

          No, but compounded w/ the OF injuries, the run prevention strategy looks like ten pounds of fail in a five pound bag.

        • TheLastClown

          Also, Scutaro is the 3rd best fielding SS in baseball right now.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Split a gap here, Captain.

  • Joe West’s Music Career

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

    Same with one out.

    • Jose the Satirist

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

      • Joe West’s Music Career

        How succinct. Please go explain to singleton thx

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • TheLastClown

    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

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

    • dygg

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

    • TheLastClown

      Swinging at ball 4 FTL.

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

    • First Time Poster

      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

        Yeah, it was more of a rhetorical question.

        • First Time Poster

          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

      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.

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

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

    • Hangoverologist

      I hate cliffhangers.

      • boogie down

        I laughed.

    • MikeD

      The slump only just hit two weeks ago yesterday. It hasn’t been that long. Just feels that way because it’s been a bad one.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

      • TheLastClown

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

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Interesting.

          Considering the tight zone, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if he called that a ball.

      • Hangoverologist

        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?

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          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.

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

    pitches at your shoulders are hard to hit.

  • dygg

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy hell is that rain horrendous.

  • First Time Poster

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      there’s a pretty decent one called like Fire Brand of the American League, IIRC. SoSH is amusing when they lose, in a sort of horrifying way.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        also Boston Dirt Dogs for the lulz

        • Dela G

          boston dirt dogs is effing hilarious. I looove that guy who writes it

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

          Over The Monster is decent. They jizz to calling the Yanks the MFY which presumably is the motherfucking Yankees.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            They do that at SoSH, too. It’s mildly funny for about three minutes.

      • First Time Poster

        Tanks.

      • Jason from The Heartland

        Exactly, a horrifying, sociopathic way.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • Dela G

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

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      Its a fine mist being whipped around by the wind.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    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

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

      • First Time Poster

        Oh yeah…

        *clears throat

        /nerd’d

        • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

          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.

          • First Time Poster

            lol

          • Jason from The Heartland

            Initially I thought Pedroia was a hobbit, but realized that couldn’t be so because I like hobbits and, despite living in the hills, aren’t nearly that grubby.

  • Dela G

    damn, that lob throw killed the DP

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

    Gift.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

    CC got this.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      This is not any sort of weather to be playing in. Ugh.

  • Dela G

    ugh

    ok zz, you gots to get out of this

  • Accent Shallow

    CC with the pitch count of a lesser pitcher.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      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.

  • Dela G

    man, zz really needs a 10 pitch inning next time

  • baby carlos

    Lot of pitches for CC. Bullpen better be ready.

    • Jason from The Heartland

      61 pitches through 3. Yeesh. Thankfully, though, he’s avoided damage.

      • TheLastClown

        CC = run prevention.

        • Jason from The Heartland

          A flat-out stud, TheLastClown.

    • PaulF

      It’s ok, Boone Logan’s available.

  • Dela G

    FISTPUMPS!!

    • MikeD

      That’ll drive the Sox fans crazy…which is good.

      • Jason from The Heartland

        Surely, the SoSH asylum is gnashing its collective teeth.

  • Jason from The Heartland

    Money pitching in a pinch from The Big Guy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Woo fist pumps.

  • Hangoverologist

    ZZ!

  • First Time Poster

    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.

    • Hangoverologist

      CC hasn’t even thrown to Jesus yet. He’s still warming up in Scranton.

      • First Time Poster

        Hopefully Muhammad “The Profit” Ghandi sticks in Trenton a little longer… and is NEVER shown on TV.

        • Accent Shallow

          /head explodes

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Haha, this is so true.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    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

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

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • Jason from The Heartland

    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.

    • First Time Poster

      And he’s not even gritty!

    • Drew

      In California they love the dank.

      • Dallas Braden

        especially in the 209

        • Drew

          haha, bravo.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Alex Rodriguez

          Your grandma’s a real bitch!

          • Hangoverologist

            Aren’t you supposed to be at third? Or banging Cameron Diaz?

            • http://yanksgoyard.com Alex Rodriguez

              Multi tasking, my friend.

              • Hangoverologist

                Impressive, then.

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

                  A-Rod can do anything. Except be better than Melvin but thats beside the point.

  • Dela G

    man hunter and abreu are raking for my fantasy team tonight

  • Dela G

    Hey at least we got his pitch count up!!

    [/silver lining’d

  • Drew

    Was that a picture of The Babe taking a shot?

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

    Holy hell the ump is asleep.

  • Dela G

    man this zone is crazy tight

  • Drew
  • First Time Poster

    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.

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    leadoff walks are annoying

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • Drew

      He had a tRA dreams are made of.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Did you see yesterday that I said I dislikd someone more than Mitre?

        • Drew

          Heh, no. But if I had to guess.. Logan?

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Yep!

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        You know why Javy should go to the bullpen? Clearly, his tRA+ out of the bullpen is an amazing thing.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          He’s an entirely different animal out there.

          • Hangoverologist

            /B-Jobber’d
            //B-Javy’d

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon CC, put him away..

  • First Time Poster

    What does the rain look like?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Water falling from the sky.

      ;)

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Well done sir.

        Seriously, it looks awful. I’m hoping CC gets through five with a lead and then they just call it.

        • Drew

          I really don;t think it’s as bad as it looks. I think it’s just a fine mist that really shows up in the zoomed in HD cameras. Look at the batter’s helmets, they have like no rain drops on them.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            Everyone at the Stadium is saying it’s God-awful and supposedly a bunch of new, heavy rain is moving in soon.

        • First Time Poster

          Imagine if it was the top of the 5th, two out and two strikes and they call it… CC will Rage Against the Mach… Umps.

      • First Time Poster

        I knew this was coming… good show lol.

        Is it coming down hard.

        *can’t quite put my finger on it… but I feel another one coming.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          It looks pretty crappy, but that could just be because of the wind.

          • First Time Poster

            Thanks… I was also trying to set up a TWSS moment. Tis’ okay though, forgiveness has been granted.

  • Hangoverologist

    Robbie turns such a smooth DP.

  • MikeD

    Suddenly, the conversation from the booth turns creepy…

  • Hangoverologist

    Lol at Hall.

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

      What he do?

      • First Time Poster

        Tried at baseball.

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

          Besides that.

          • Hangoverologist

            He yelled out “FUCK!” and the My9 cameras caught it. I laughed.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Well done.

      • Drew

        I’m guessing he was referencing Hall yelling the F word.

  • First Time Poster

    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.

  • First Time Poster

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

    Rooting for quick outs?!?!?

  • Dela G

    MIRANDA!!!

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

    OMG.

  • Drew

    Cuban Missile BITCHES!

    • Hangoverologist

      /Angels broadcasters’d

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

    Juanathan!

  • Hangoverologist

    Miranda with a shot!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
  • Reggie C.

    Miranda goes yard!

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    Juan Miranda, welcome to the show!

    • Dela G

      that’s his second career HR, though ;)

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

        I missed his first, so his second is my first. Cut me some slack!!!!

        • First Time Poster

          His first was one of the longest I’ve seen. How deep was this one, btw?

          • Dela G

            around 395 feet into the bullpen. Not as big time a blast as the one against the rays last year

          • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

            Landed over the bullpen wall, how far was his first? It might have gone a bit further if not for the strong wind.

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            Into the bullpen. It was clearly gone, but I remember that one you were talking about and it wasn’t as long as THAT (twss).

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • nathan

    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”

    • boogie down

      wow, even a half-assed attempt at objectivity is too much to expect from those clowns.

  • Accent Shallow

    Juan Miranda!

    • CNight_UP

      KUNG FU MIRANDA!!!

  • First Time Poster

    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!

  • MikeD

    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

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

      /nation’d

    • nathan

      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.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Read ‘em the Miranda Rights!!!

    • Hangoverologist

      Well done.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      “My Sharona” is a classic song?

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

        Classic as in “old”.

        • First Time Poster

          Old as in “grizzled vet”

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    Obvious Michael Kay is obvious.

  • First Time Poster

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

    • Hangoverologist

      Drop McDonald. Hall gives the Sox positional flexibility. He can play the OF, and can spell either Pedroia or Beltre when either wants a day off.

      • Hangoverologist

        *needs, not wants

      • First Time Poster

        Forgot about Hall’s positional depth. Pretty good all around defender now that I think of it, UZR likes him everywhere as above average.

      • Hangoverologist

        CC has just clinched a win. The weather is pretty terrible; I don’t want to see a sixth inning.

        • Hangoverologist

          Reply fail.

          /DFAs self.

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

      Hall. Tough the difference is minimal.

    • First Time Poster

      I’d say that if/when MacDonald gets sent down he is not making it through waivers. I think a team will definitely add him as an upgrade as the 4th OF

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Eirias

    Is MLB.com (not MLBTV) not working for anyone else?

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

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

    • First Time Poster

      Youk says “oh hai!”

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

        Youk cries when he gets hit but he’s not in Pedroia territory for me.

        • First Time Poster

          Beckett is my most dispised. With the other three coming up a somewhat, but impressively hated, second.

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

            I can understand Beckett. Tough I don’t hate on Youk as much because he can actually hit. He doesn’t rely on that damned monster. I’d respect him if he stopped complaining and gave that squirrel a burial.

    • Drew

      To me it goes Lackey/Beckett/Pap, then Pedroia/Youkilis.

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

        Ooh good one on Lackey, granted we only saw him once but he’s still a douche.

        • Drew

          Even when he was an Angel, I always thought he’d fit in great in Boston.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I think I’m the only one who doesn’t mind Pedroia. It is a short person camaraderie thing, I believe. Plus I think he’s funny. LASER SHOW!!!!! And he loves Jeter.

  • 28 this year

    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?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Those may have been balls.

    • 28 this year

      not according to gameday, actually ball 2 was a strike.

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      twss?

  • Dela G

    sit down, runt!

  • baby carlos

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

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    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

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

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

        I thought those last 2 could have gone both ways.

    • First Time Poster

      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.

  • Reggie C.

    Haha! Pedroia thought he got the call.

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

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

  • jddzip

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

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

      Because he knew it was a strike. Maybe form a midget’s standpoint that was too high but still.

  • MikeD

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

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      Elf, he is an elf because I swear I caught him leaving the Keebler factory after a toiling day of making cookies.

      • MikeD

        Elves and Leprechauns have magical abilities. Pedroia is just, ummmm, well, uhhh, short!

    • Jose V…no way there is more than one JOSE? That’s uncalled for!

      haha!

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

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

    Let’s see the midget even respond.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon Jetes, stop hacking at everything

    • Accent Shallow

      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.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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.

  • First Time Poster

    Dusty now hitting a robust .285

  • Dela G

    man jeter looks terrible

  • baby carlos

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

    • First Time Poster

      Wait! What! Jeter is getting hitched! WHAT!… WHAT!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Jeter needs a massage or something

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And you’ll be the one to give him that massage, right Bex?

      /cheating on Andy’d

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I would absolutely not for that reason exactly.

    • baby carlos

      Quoting Drama from Entourage – Rub n Tug

    • CNight_UP

      /happy ending’d

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    GARDY!!!

  • Dela G

    grittster with another double

    what else is knew

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Ummmm. the Pirates just beat Halladay.

    • First Time Poster

      I bet Roy was all like “Yarr!” in his post-game interview.

    • Dela G

      mind, blown

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Broken clock, blind squirrel, etc.

  • baby carlos

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

  • 28 this year

    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.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    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”.

  • First Time Poster

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Bounced, then hit the RF wall; it was a legit double.

    • Dela G

      he hit the ball, which bounced to the wall, prolly wouldve been a sliding double for pretty much anyone else on the lineup, but gardy was there easily

  • poster

    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.

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      So he’s a friggin hobbit working in the Keebler factory and working for Santa during Xmas? Wait till Ernie and Santa hears about this, they’re going to be pissed.

    • First Time Poster

      I respectfully disagree, sir. We are in no place to say what he is… for we mortals do not grasp the entirety of his lineage.

      http://www.mythcreatures.co.uk/beasts/small.asp

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

        I’m going to continue to call him an elf and an evil one at that.

        • First Time Poster

          http://www.mythcreatures.co.uk/beasts/sent.asp

          I see where you are coming from. For now, I will accept it as true because it is the funniest. But my studies shall continue until I discover the truth.

          • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

            I hope you come to a conclusion soon, we must not fight amongst ourselves over what lineage he is.

      • poster

        Perhaps he is a hybrid.

  • First Time Poster

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

  • Hangoverologist

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

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

      Lackey too.

      • Hangoverologist

        I saw a shot of the Sox dugout after Thames walked off and Lackey had a dumbfounded expression. It’s as if he never saw the Yankees walk-off last year!

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I saw that shot, but that’s also just Lackey’s face.

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

          Not like his team hadn’t experience one in the playoffs or anything.

  • Dela G

    where did that miss??

    holy crap what a gift

  • baby carlos

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

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • Drew

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

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday thinks Teixeira should have struck out

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tex got away with one.

  • Dela G

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

    oh well

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Me too. Thought that was really well-hit. Booooooo

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

        That wind is messing with anything that lifted over a certain height.

  • Hangoverologist

    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

      the astros will give them a run

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

      And Matusz developing. Same with Wieters.

      • Hangoverologist

        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

        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!”

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          tcwa.

          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.”

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Beckett got rid of the guitar pick. Odd

    • First Time Poster

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

      Sorry, Josh!

      *do you think he thinks I’m serious?

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • Dela G

    well at least they got his pitch count up

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That looked awesome. Nice swing, Robbie.

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

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

    CLUTCH! MVP!

  • baby carlos

    Cano walks into second – loafing.

  • Dela G

    ROBBIE!!!

    YES!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Robbie! Atta boy!

  • baby carlos

    He could really be the next Carew.

    • First Time Poster

      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.

      • baby carlos

        I agree. But he does have the potential and they do have similar swings.

  • Dela G

    bye bye beckett!

  • boogie down

    man, Cano really drove that into the gap

  • First Time Poster

    RISP

    Robbie is scoring people…

    nah!

  • Dela G

    man they need to put beckett on the DL

  • First Time Poster

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

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

      If you are on Boston’s staff you are an ace.

      /ESPN’d

      • First Time Poster

        Yeah, but in this game, Ace’s ‘aint high.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • Joe West’s Music Career

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

  • Drew

    Robbie hurt Beckett’s feelings.

  • Accent Shallow

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

    • Dela G

      they have hit him well his whole career (save 2003 WS)

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Hopefully he comes back just in time for us to light him up in August.

  • China Joe

    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

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

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

      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

        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

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        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

          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.

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

    A-Rod passed his overabundance of clutch to Cano.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • First Time Poster

    What was the crowd reaction to Thames tonight?

  • Drew

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

  • First Time Poster

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Orioles are back 16 o_O That’s just… like… crazy. I think the ENTIRE NL isn’t that far apart

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

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

    • whozat

      Protest?

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

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

    Kay is a jinx.

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    YES Fail. Did anyone see that?

    • V

      It’s My 9, but yup, I saw it. 2nd of game… huh?

      • Joe West’s Music Career

        LMAO and yes you’re right. My 9 fail. That explains it.

  • poster

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

    • Accent Shallow

      Careful, he’ll compare you to something offensive.

    • poster

      4 posters in a row called out the Kay jinx, if that’s what Joe West’s Music Career was referring to.

      • Joe West’s Music Career

        No – My 9 printed “7th home run of the season. Second of the game” for youkilis.

        His first one was clearly pretty weak.

        • Joe West’s Music Career

          or maybe Youk dressed up as Miranda earlier, and “played for the other team” if you know what I mean

        • poster

          Ah.

          That’s okay though. Several people below this post have also noticed the Kay jinx.

  • Dela G

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

    man, let’s limit the damage

  • Hangoverologist

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

    • Accent Shallow

      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

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

        Those factor in run environment.

        • Accent Shallow

          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

            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

              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

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

  • Dela G

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

  • First Time Poster

    Yooooooouuuuuuukkkkkkkk is poopy.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • whozat

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

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      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

        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

          Del Carmen wasn’t previously warming in the pen. So he came in cold and was given as much time as he needed to warm up.

          • ROBTEN

            Thanks.

    • Drew

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

  • Dela G

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

    • First Time Poster

      7 Innings for CC?

      • Dela G

        seeing that he had less than 70 pitches his last outing i believe, 7 innings shouldnt be a problem

  • Reggie C.

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

    • donttradecano

      i like how they were able to fit the entire fan base into the practice facility

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Can someone please explain the Yankee protest to me?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      There was no indication Beckett was hurt when they took him out. Why they can protest that, I do not know, but they are.

      • Joe West’s Music Career

        I’m guessing the issue is Delcarmen getting to take warm up tosses. (Unlimited warmups only if injury, and Delcarmen woulda come in cold otherwise)

    • Dela G

      there wasnt any indication that beckett was actually injured when they took him out, so i guess that was their beef

    • Drew
    • Joe West’s Music Career

      Yankees: “Josh Beckett’s a whiny bitch.”

      Umpire: “Hang on, let’s put that in the historical record”

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        LMAO. I enoyed that very much.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      It’s moot if the Yanks win, which they will, so don’t worry about it.

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

    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.

    • Hangoverologist

      The Red Sox were thought to be fighting with the Yankees and Rays for beasts of the east. Now they are fighting with the Orioles for the cellar.

      Irony is fun!

      • First Time Poster

        Except when it rains on your wedding day.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        Or when you win the lottery, and die the next day

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

            Or when you’re on a cigarette break and there’s a no smoking sign.

            /killedthejoke’d

  • First Time Poster

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

    • Accent Shallow

      I’ll settle for “O Fortuna”

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

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

    • Accent Shallow

      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.

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

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

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      I think maybe you have discovered Bo
      s secret identity.

      Mt Kay has issues.

  • First Time Poster

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

    • Hangoverologist

      Manny?

      • First Time Poster

        Let’s say, he causes a CRISIS when he steps to the plate.

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

      Just a blind guess but Robinson “Clutch” Cano?

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

        Oh shit not this season but career. Never mind.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I looked it up, couldn’t find the answer… what is it?

      • Jose the Satirist

        Even cheating has failed on this one.

    • V

      How many PAs does this player have? Because the only ones with >3000 PAs are Pujols & Manny.

    • First Time Poster

      His name rhymes with Muan MURMANDA…

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        remember that guy who said Juan Miramda was awful? He was great.

        • First Time Poster

          lol…

          Exactly why I set this joke up… thought that was hilarious.

      • Jose the Satirist

        He doesn’t even have 100 PA.

      • poster
      • V

        Ah, so tiny sample size.

        • First Time Poster

          Yeah lol… just messing with you guys.

    • boogie down

      pujols

  • Hangoverologist

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

    • MikeD

      Sweep.

    • poster

      Ah, but the Yankees are beasts at home.

    • First Time Poster

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

      • First Time Poster

        Wait… I mean when the Sox play the Rays… I take it back double stampsies.

    • Lex

      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

        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

          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

  • V

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

    • ROBTEN

      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.

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

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

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • China Joe

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

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

      Cano is close to halving his walk total from last year.

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

        And speaking of walks…

        Robinson Cano’s 2009 Walk Total: 30
        Nick Johnson’s 2010 Walk Total: 24

        Cano please walk more. Nick has eyes of a champion (just not a body of one) but that’s still kinda sad.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

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

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

    /1 inning too late’d

    • First Time Poster

      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.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Damn, midget got a good bounce.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Dear Yankees:

    Please stop getting hit in the legs with baseballs.

    Love,

    The Yankee Trainers

    • First Time Poster

      Who was hit?!

      • Drew

        Teixy fouled one off the foot. He’s fine.

      • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

        Tex fouled one onto the side of his right foot.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Texy, that was disappointing.

  • Jose the Satirist

    I want to see Van Every pitch.

    • First Time Poster

      So does Tex’s wood…

  • Dela G

    ugh

  • MikeD

    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

      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

        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.

  • sangreal

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

    BAL
    BOS
    CWS
    SEA
    OAK
    LAA

    Anyone could be “beasts” with their schedule

    • sangreal

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

      • First Time Poster

        It’s self sustainable. Yougood!

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      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

        +1

        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.

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

    Our Boston sucks chants…sucks.

  • pat

    Thanks for swinging at a 2-0 ball Adrian.

  • pat

    Nice to see the ump is in getaway mode.

    • pat

      Apparently the Sox are too.

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

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

  • Hangoverologist

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

  • First Time Poster

    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

    • Drew

      H) All of the above and #28.

    • pat

      Hughes. If he’s that dominant we’re a 105+ win team easy.

    • Joey

      B I guess

    • Jairus

      A) Gardy steal 100 bags

    • CubanC

      Yes.

    • Hangoverologist

      I’d love for Robbie to win the MVP or come in second or third. Grit stealing 100 bags is grasping at straws though. 55 to 60 is more likely.

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      I would like to see (A)

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      I’d say D, but that can wait for next season. I’d like A, I think, because it means he’d be getting on base a ridiculous amount.

      But really the answer is H) Pettitte getting 21+ wins. It’s a crazy pipe dream of mine but it’ll get him to 250, what can I say.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        but REALLY, the REAL answer is I) #28

        • First Time Poster

          Okay. And I think this is a legit question, though quite bold… have A-G and not win #28 this year or none and win #28?

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            A-G?

            • First Time Poster

              Like… all of those options would happen. But, the trade off would be losing the WS this year.

              • boogie down

                in the words of Al Davis: “Just win baby!”

              • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

                Ahhhhh. #28, no doubt in my mind. I can’t think why I would say differently, really. If we won the WS without any of those things happening, which is very possible, especially because some of them are crazy (Gardy stealing 100+ bases!), we’d still be a very good team. I look at stuff like Yankees doing well in MVP voting and etc. as a consolation prize when we don’t win it all. =P Moose in 2008 is the best example of this, I think.

              • poster

                Honestly, I would be fine with basically anything happening this season short of actual harm to people as long as we win # 28.

          • Accent Shallow

            I’ll take the trophy. Those are all . . . while not quite “pipe dreamy”, those are all at the upper end of expectations.

      • Hangoverologist

        I bet Andy will go 21-8 for the third time in his career.

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          Would loooove it.

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

      Secret option H; All of the above.
      But to answer
      C. Then B and D are tied depending how long Joba starts for. Then G and E. A then F.

    • poster

      I’m going E.

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      They’re saying boo-urns…

  • Drew

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

  • Dela G

    ZZ!!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    CC, you really rule.

  • Dela G

    alex!

    nice

  • pat

    Arod is such a complete hitter it makes mesohorny.

    • First Time Poster

      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

        My favorite was and always will be;

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

        • Accent Shallow

          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)

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            I don’t think Reyes is fully healthy. I hate to say this because it’s all intangible-y, but he just doesn’t look right out there.

        • First Time Poster

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

  • Dela G

    what the hell is up with that scratching in the background

  • First Time Poster

    What a generally positive game!

  • pat

    HAHAHAHA, an uncharacteristically funny anecdote from Flash.

    • Dela G

      that was effing hilarious

      • First Time Poster

        quick summary?

        • pat

          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.

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

    I call that injury bullshit.

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      We all know the truth, Beckett’s ego and manhood was severely shortened by the Yankees. THAT is why he left.

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

        I mean if they said Beckett left with mental injuries because he realizes he’s overrated then I’d agree.

  • pat

    Come on Joba, KILL

  • CNight_UP

    Official word is Beckett left with sand in his vagina.

    • Dela G

      does he have a whale’s vagina?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Really? I heard he tore his labia.

  • First Time Poster

    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

  • Dela G

    cmon joba, no nibblin

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

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

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

      Spoke too damn soon.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Scutaro, what a pain in the ass.

  • Dela G

    wow that was bullshit

    he was on the bag

  • First Time Poster

    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%).

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

    • Dela G

      his arm has seen to be a cannon to me all season

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Yeah, I was gonna say, his arm looks BETTER if anything.

      • First Time Poster

        Yeah, “The Centaur” still has a cannon for a right arm.

    • Drew

      Just you. Getting to watch him warm up live on Sunday was awesome.

  • pat

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

  • Dela G

    ugh

    cmon joba

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    Ah shit, I’m scared.

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

      Meh, one single was a bat throw, the other a ground ball through the hole.

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

        I was talking more about Drew’s good batting ability.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    It’s. Never. Easy.

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

    • poster

      /Positive Affirmation’d

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

    GITP?

    • First Time Poster

      KITP?!?

  • Accent Shallow

    So where was that pitch?

  • Drew

    C’mon Joba, DP. Then hit Youk!

    • Drew

      Ah crap.

  • Dela G

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

  • Dela G

    i tell you, the red sox never die

    never for some reason

    • CNight_UP

      /Goonie’d?

    • poster

      Until they lose. Like, you know yesterday.

      (Yes, I get what you mean. But we’re taking them DOWN.)

  • Dela G

    nooooooooo

    not this shit again

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

    Shit not again.

  • bonestock94

    Dear bullpen, please stop being disastrous.

  • CNight_UP

    Joba getting Jobbed….

  • Hummingbird S.

    bad bad Joba

  • Reggie C.

    Demote Jobber to teh 7th!

    Zero outs, 2 risp. Bad spot right now.

  • pat

    Two bullshit ground balls then a double. UGH.

    • pat

      And a fucking bloop into RF. Un Fucking Believable. Only against the Redsox this shit happens.

  • bonestock94

    I like an intentional walk here

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

      Not to load the bases with none out.

    • bonestock94

      or a bloop 2 run single

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh boy.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    What the hell? Ughhhhh come ON Joba

  • poster

    WTF? Bad luck.

  • Dela G

    holy crap

    i am going to vomit

    please get someone else in now

  • CNight_UP

    This could be the lamest rally i have ever seen…

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

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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Accent Shallow

    Not Joba’s night, apparently.

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    he’s going to blow this game, amazing

  • cmart

    I’m going to throw up

  • MikeD

    This is a pretty lame rally.

  • Dela G

    i’d give anything for joba to get a GIDP

    please please

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I hate the bullpen this year.

    • poster

      Meh, I did last year too for awhile. It’ll be fine by year’s end.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The fuck was that cell phone ring?

    • Dela G

      lolol i was wondering the same thing

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

      Hah, I thought that was someone outside or something.

    • cmart

      fuckin’ John can’t keep his cell on silent during the game.

  • cmart

    answer the phone damnit!

  • First Time Poster

    Hmmph… well that happened rather abruptly.

  • Hughesus Christo

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

  • CubanC

    He’s done if he walks Vmart

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

  • NYC

    This bullpen is a wreck right now.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • bonestock94

    fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    c’mon man!!

  • Dela G

    cmon please dont walk him joba

    you are killing my fantasy team and my patience

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

    WTF crowd. Joba got incredibly unlucky.

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      They’re saying BOO-urns.

  • Dela G

    phew

    finally a fucking out

  • bonestock94

    YES!!

  • pat

    Umm thanks, Victor?

  • CubanC

    Thank you, Victor.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hey, an out!

  • CNight_UP

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

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

    INTENTIONALLY WALK ORTIZ.

    Worst. Idea. EVER.

  • First Time Poster

    BB Ortiz for the DP?

  • Accent Shallow

    This isn’t 2005. Pitch to Ortiz.

    • First Time Poster

      .380 .761 .348

      Guess who has that May line?

      • Accent Shallow

        He’s still not the same guy.

        • First Time Poster

          But he is hammering the ball of late… and I think they are the same man. lol.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I have no confidence Joba can strand the tying run

  • baby carlos

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I hate that they’re fucking pitching around Ortiz.

  • pat

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

    • V

      0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, single. Sometime’s it is the pitcher’s fault.

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • pat

      I thought the same exact thing.

  • bonestock94

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

  • pat

    Throw the high cheese. Ortiz is gonna be greedy.

  • Hummingbird S.

    3-2 slider, everyone knows it’s coming

    • Hummingbird S.

      so obvious, even Ortiz knew it was coming…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fanfuckingtastic.

  • bonestock94

    Oh god why

  • CubanC

    Wow.

  • Alex S

    Steroids Ortiz hits that out

  • cjc

    garbage complete fucking garbage this pen sucks soooo bad right now

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

  • poster

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

  • Reggie C.

    whew …. thank Mo for the little things.

    Fucking Joba. Get him out of there.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Did Papi just pull a Manny?

  • baby carlos

    So much for CC’s win.

  • bonestock94

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

  • cmart

    Shitting my pants

  • BigBlueAL

    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…..

  • JFH

    ortiz broke into the hr trot a little early there.

  • Kevin G.

    Well, game over.

    /bexy bait

    • Reggie C.

      Heh. I learned my lesson yesterday. Sucks for CC that he’s no longer in line for a win. Bad luck. Bit by the Jobber.

    • poster

      Why is there a picture of Pettite shirtless on the MLB website?*

      /Bexy bait

      *No, not really

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I literally went WHAT?????? out loud and then realized it was all lies.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    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.

  • Dela G

    good god joba

    thanks a lot man

  • CNight_UP

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

  • Bxbomber

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

  • First Time Poster

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

    • CubanC

      We love pie.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Well, if he hits the walkoff, it’ll mean that the Yanks either scored a bunch of runs and gave up a bunch, or that they’re calling the game after eight innings.

  • JeffB

    Joba = Overrated

    • First Time Poster

      not serious… right?

  • Hummingbird S.

    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

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

      • Hummingbird S.

        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

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

          • poster

            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.

            • Hummingbird S.

              no, I want Mo to pitch only the 8th. Let Joba pitch the 9th against inferior hitters

        • Zack

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

        • pat

          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?

  • pat

    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.

  • MikeD

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

  • V

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

  • Lex

    Joba is making a habit of shitting the bed.

    • poster

      A full 2 games in a row.

      • Manny

        Don’t worry, he will get a third chance tomorrow night. LOL.

  • CubanC

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

  • ZZ

    Yikes.

    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.

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

      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

        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

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

      • ZZ

        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

          Wow. Exaggerate much?

          • ZZ

            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.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Mister Delaware

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

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

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • NYC

    This bullpen is a disaster.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Selfish Joba! Fishing for Wins!!!!!

  • Manny

    The Red Sox showing that they also can come back.

    • Mister Delaware

      It had been almost 24 hours since the last time they did.

    • Dela G

      were you under a rock yesterday? they did that yesterday

      • Manny

        I know, the Sox have heart, you can’t deny that.

        • bonestock94

          They don’t have shit, our bullpen sucks

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          you are an awesome troll

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        Leave him alone. It’s just Manny being Manny.

        /ESPN’d
        /Cliche’d

        • First Time Poster

          Hitler being Hitler

          /flawwedhistory’d

          • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

            IETC

          • Poopy Pants

            The Kennedy family agreed with that.

  • Dela G

    damn, okakima throws so soft

    • baby carlos

      but effective this outing.

  • James A

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

  • pat

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

    • Zack

      They couldnt bitch prior to the Twins game because his season line was:
      16.2 IP, 12 H, 4 ER, 1 HR, 5 BB, 21 K (2.16 ERA)

      • V

        I haven’t liked his approach to hitters all season. Fastball, fastball, slider slider slider slider.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Eh, this isn’t anything like yesterday.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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!

    • JohnnyC

      91 won’t get that done.

      • Accent Shallow

        Joba threw three fastballs to Ortiz: 93, 93, and 94. (Two balls, one called strike, for the record)

  • baby carlos

    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?

    • Dela G

      he’s 2-4 with a HR off beckett

      i think he can hit ML pitching

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

        SSS to the extreme.

        • Dela G

          true, but he’s better than duncan when it comes to ML projection IMO

    • pat

      .296/.394/.481 mlb line.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      In a nutshell. Yes he is and Yes you are.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Including tonight, he has fewer than 40 MLB PAs. It might be too soon to say that.

    • Drew

      Yes.

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

      Yeah he doesn’t have much upside.

    • BigBlueAL

      Maybe not against LHP but he can certainly hit RHP even at the ML level I think. I have no problem with using him as the DH vs RHP for the immediate future.

    • YankeeScribe

      “Seems to be another Shelly Duncan who just can’t quite hit major league pitching.”

      We may never know until he gets a lot more major league atbats. However, the Yankees and their fans aren’t known for their patience

    • First Time Poster

      He’ll be Morales… cause they both come from the same place… that’s how it works.

      But seriously, gotta let him play first.

    • ZZ

      Miranda has a very good swing.

      He has a swing that translates from AAA pitchers to major league pitchers.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That was an ugly swing, Randy.

    • Drew

      2 of em in that AB.

  • Mister Delaware

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Not against Mariano, I don’t.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I’d rather just get a run now and go to Rivera.

    • poster

      Nope, not at all.

      I hate Papeldouche, but I don’t want to roll the dice on him blowing the save two nights in a row.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Uh…no. I’d prefer an eight-run two-out rally right now.

  • Bxbomber

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

    • pat

      What bullshit?

      • Bxbomber

        that he was overrated, the decision to give up on him as a starter was a good one, and that it wasn’t a guaranteed thing he’d wind up to be even a decent reliever over a whole season…

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          To be fair, most people here think taking him out of the rotation was not a good decision at all.

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

          Because people thought he was Mo v2 which would never happen. You are only saying this based ONLY ON THIS APPEARANCE. Typical Yankee patience.

    • BigBlueAL

      In fairness before the Twins game (which looked like a fluke) and tonight Joba had been outstanding in his previous few outings.

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

        Today is flukeish as well.

        • BigBlueAL

          No, Drew and Papi ripped their doubles and he was falling behind the hitters plus throwing in the low 90’s again for the most part. He had been throwing 96-98 for a couple of outings previously but tonight he looked like the 2009 Joba.

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

            If A-Rod made that play there’s the fallacy of the blah blah blah Kay Kay Kay.

            Pedroia got a weak hit and Youk topped it with a blooper.

      • V

        His results were fine. His approach sucked.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      What does this mean? Are you happy Joba pitched poorly tonight so you can be right about him not being all that great?

      • Bxbomber

        No im not glad he’s blowing balls right now. I’m downright flabbergasted, but it does confirm that sometimes the stats aint everything and your eyes do not lie.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I’m still lost at what you’re trying to say. He had a lot of good outings, now he’s had some bad ones. That’s baseball. That’s not stats lying.

    • Manny

      A good pitcher does not wet his pants and blow huge leads in 2 straight outings.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’m 100% sure that in the history of baseball, a metric fuckton of good pitchers have had two or more bad outings in a row.

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

        Right top tier closers like Mo, Papelbon, Nathan and Bell never blew leads before.

      • Zack

        /not true
        //oaktag
        ///facepalm

  • Dela G

    finally jetes!

  • baby carlos

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

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

    :)

  • Dela G

    dont swing, grit!

    • Dela G

      great job, gritster

  • Dela G

    ooh bard!

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    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

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

    • Dela G

      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

      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

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

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        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

      Get a blog or learn to edit yourself a little.

    • Accent Shallow

      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

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

        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.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      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.

    • V

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    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      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.

  • First Time Poster

    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.

  • Mister Delaware

    Oooo … I remember this matchup!

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    Bringing Bard to face Big Tex? RUH ROH!

  • Drew

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

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

    Bard v Teix.

    Yes please.

  • bonestock94

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

  • baby carlos

    Bard v Tex = single by Tex, Jeter scores.

    • pat

      W/ 2 outs a single by Tex scores Jeter and Grits.

      • baby carlos

        good point, forgot about road runner.

        • pat

          Bah, all for nothing now.

        • First Time Poster

          He is fast… but not scores from first on a single fast.

  • pat

    Tex likes Bard.

  • poster

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

    I’m sure Tex does.

  • Orlando

    ball 1

  • Hummingbird S.

    all we need is a single Tex, comon

    • Hummingbird S.

      he went for the homer, lazy flyout

  • Mister Delaware

    Well shit.

  • baby carlos

    shit

  • bonestock94

    noooooooooo

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Tex chased it and tried to pull it. Damn.

    I guess it’s time for pie again.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Ugh, got under it.

    It’s okay, we walk off again.

  • Dela G

    well that sucked ass

  • Orlando

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

  • poster

    Pie time.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    wtf joba

    • poster

      A bit late there, aren’t you?

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • bonestock94

    If this game goes extra who comes in after Mo?

    • Poopy Pants

      Swish. It should help his bicep.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Melancon?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Some order of D-Rob, Marte, and Melancon.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Melancon?

      This is a definite hope-for-pie-in-the-ninth type game.

    • Reggie C.

      Vazquez. Clearly Joe G. hates the guy and never wants to see him start again.

      /conspiracy theory’d

  • Manny

    Bard looked great there, take note Joba.

    • pat

      HAHAHAHAHA TWO PITCHES

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Because Bard’s looked great in every outing and Joba’s been crap all the time obviously…

      Where were you when the Yankees were winning? Hmmm.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He threw two pitches.

      Oh and:

      O:S

    • Hummingbird S.

      that’s the definition of a bad comment

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    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.

  • Zack

    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?

    • mike c

      30 RBI means he’s doing his job

      • V

        I’m not sure if you understood his post..

  • mike c

    i think we’ll be a-ok

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

    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.”

    • poster

      Two. Games.

      • Zack

        Think he’s mocking them

      • V

        I’m not sure if you understood his post.

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

        I’m defending him from the trolls.

    • Dela G

      dude lay off the pipe, he was geico money before these last 2 appearances

      • V

        I’m not sure if you understood his post

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

        Yeah I’m asking if the trolls take pleasure in seeing Joba struggle to be right. I’m not on their side at all.

  • pat

    OOf, Arod put some stank on that.

  • Dela G

    damn lowell is so effing slow

    even big papi beats that ball out

  • Orlando

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

  • First Time Poster

    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!!!

    • pat

      Arod. Quick and easy.

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

      Any of the above.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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.

  • Mister Delaware

    Too strikey.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • pat

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

  • Accent Shallow

    And that was not a strike, HOW?

  • Orlando

    this ump is brutal…for both sides!!!

  • V

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

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

    Where the hell did that miss?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I was going to write this same exact comment.

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

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

  • CubanC

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

  • Joe West’s Music Career

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    that’s a swing, umps are not helping tonight

    • FIPster Doofus

      It was a strike anyway. These umps suck.

  • Dela G

    wow i can’t believe mcdonald got a hit

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Didn’t want to see that, YES.

  • mike c

    i think kay just said “hold mcdonald”

  • B-Rando

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

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    ..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?

  • LYous

    Can Campos get it together tonight!

  • poster

    This is not fun.

  • Mister Delaware

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

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

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

    • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

      I’ll do it for you.

      Thames in the OF is awful.

  • BigBlueAL

    This is getting ridiculous.

  • pat

    HAha omg Lols.

  • Orlando

    WHY?????????

  • Dela G

    oh my god

    my god

  • First Time Poster

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

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      When JD Drew got lonely and decided to go hang out with Beckett

  • AJ

    Catch the ball the fan says!!!

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

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

  • V

    Marcus Thames = not on the field for his defense.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

  • boogie down

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

  • mike c

    good thing thames is holding a free pass right now

    • B-Rando

      Yeah he didn’t wait long to cash that in huh??

  • Hummingbird S.

    finding creative ways to lose games

    • First Time Poster

      dude…

  • MikeD

    Thames…why does he even have a glove?

    • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

      Because he doesn’t want to pad his hand with a sweater/jacket.

  • cjc

    well who didn’t see that coming

  • Reggie C.

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

  • cmart

    fuck this shit it’s bed time.

    • Zack

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

      • First Time Poster

        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.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Why? Just…why?

  • Orlando

    how many times can we give this game away?

  • Dela G

    thank you jesus for hermida being on deck

  • First Time Poster

    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

      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.

      • First Time Poster

        Just kidding, bud. ;)

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

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

  • baby carlos

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

  • MikeD

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

  • V

    Wow. Umpires are squeezing Mariano. Really? REALLY?

    • AJ

      It was high outside

  • Craig

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

  • Dela G

    man i dont want to see youkilis at all this inning

    lets get hermida out

  • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

    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!

    /angryrant

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Because then our lineup would get even more…eesh

      • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

        Oh god no, I didn’t mean as a starter, but say a late inning defensive replacement in a tie game against our worst enemies…
        that would work for me.

  • Orlando

    Mo says….”fuck this!!!”

  • baby carlos

    damn zone

  • CNight_UP

    where the fuck was that pitch?

  • ZZ

    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.

  • CubanC

    this ump is killing me.

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

    Is there such thing as a good ump?

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      Yes, but it’s only now being prototyped in Japan

  • cmart

    good night folks

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    This ump is giving me arrythmia.

  • V

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

  • B-Rando

    fuck this shit

    • B-Rando

      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.

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

    A-Rod walk, Cano HR.

  • Dela G

    wow im going to go vomit

  • baby carlos

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

  • poster

    Wow.

    I’m in shock here.

    Why the fuck was Winn so shallow?

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • CNight_UP

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

  • CubanC

    Joe Girardi, you screwed up again.

    • poster

      No….

      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

        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

          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.

          ERROR!!!!!

    • Alex S

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

  • DreDog

    Why was Winn so shallow?

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

  • AJ

    I hate you Marcus Thames.

  • MikeD

    The umpire just created a six-out inning.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    I feel terrible for Mo.

    • poster

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        I just feel bad whenever he messes up, even when it’s his fault. Can’t help it.

    • Hummingbird S.

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

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        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.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Where the shit was Winn playing?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    Well, that was fun while it lasted.

  • pat

    Randy was in little league LF.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Death by bullpen, ftl.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • bonestock94

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

    • JFH

      that was not on mo.

      • bonestock94

        2 hits certainly are. Not the shutdown Rivera I’m used to.

        • Joe West’s Music Career

          You must be watching on gameday. dropped popup, and routine fly w fielder out of position

      • poster

        Why not? Sure there were some misplays but Joba was just as unlucky and we blame him.

  • AJ

    Thank god their closer is Papelbon.

    • Reggie C.

      The lineup falls apart after Cano. Papelbon isn’t terrible. A douche for sure. A straight up bad pitcher, he’s not.

      • Zack

        When you throw 4-seam fastballs 99% of the time, even Cervelli and Thames can make contact.

        • Reggie C.

          Lets see how much he’s got on the 4 seamer. I swear he had another great out-pitch. I’m almost 100% sure he’s not a sole 1 pitch pitcher.

          • Zack

            In big spots, it’s just fastball after fastball.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Adam

    Where the eff was Winn playing?

  • Orlando

    now it’s a strike!!!

  • CubanC

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

    • pat

      Girardi?

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

      What did Girardi do wrong?

    • Alex S

      what did Girardi do?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      what the heck did Girardi do, unless he was actually pitching in a Joba disguise?

  • Drew

    WInn was playing no singles defense?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • pat

    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.

  • http://fmylife.com JobaJr

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

  • Poopy Pants

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

    • baby carlos

      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.

  • baby carlos

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

    • Mister Delaware

      That would be acting like a baby, Carlos.

    • pat

      If mo was a punkass bitch that would be a great idea.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Except Mo oozes class and would never even dream of doing that.

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

    Headline hypothetically if the Yanks lose.

    Red Sox Umpires Rally to Beat Yankees.

    • Hummingbird S.

      umps were bad, yes but comon. Thames, Joba and Mo are all to blame here as well

  • mike c

    brain freeze, bring in the closer

  • James A

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

  • Brent

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  • Orlando

    let’s go get Papelbon!!!

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

  • First Time Poster

    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.

  • Matty Ice

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

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      A horrorshow bullpen.

  • ZZ

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

    • Hughesus Christo

      Girardi

      • pat

        Makes roster moves?

        • Hughesus Christo

          THe 25th man on the roster? I would say he has more than a little bit to do with who goes in that slot. Cashman isn’t forcing 2nd LOOGYs onto the squad.

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

    ROBOTS! ROBOTS! ROBOTS!

  • mike c

    it’s ok, cervelli is coming up

  • Manny

    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!

  • Reggie C.

    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

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

      • Reggie C.

        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.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

      • Reggie C.

        I didnt have to come back … you name dropped me at least once i’m sure.

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • JobaTheHeat62

    im confused, what did Girardi do?

  • V

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

  • MikeD

    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.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Mike HC

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

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    THE D3F3NS3!!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Tying run to the plate. I support this.

  • cmart

    oh baby here we go

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

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

    • poster

      To be fair, ours wasn’t too clutch either.

      ROBBIE CANO!!!!

  • Alex S

    We’re in business

  • BigBlueAL

    LMFAO at Scutaro

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

    Haha.

    Never say die.

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

    Let’s go Clutch Cano!

  • Kevin G.

    Red Sox Pitching & Defense FTL

  • Orlando

    is Posada available?

  • pat

    OMG this is hilarious.

  • baby carlos

    Wow this is turning into a fundamental defensive skills display.

  • mike c

    ::rimshot::

  • Mike HC

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

    Gotta love the Red Sox defense.

  • First Time Poster

    Teh DEFENSE! LETS GO YANKS!!!!

    • First Time Poster

      Damn, talk about irony, btw.

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    DE-FENSE

    clap clap clap

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

    Good job A-Rod.

  • Pat D

    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.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    So much pie, so little time.

  • AJ

    He seems a little rattled no?

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

    Do you pinch hit Cervelli?

  • mike c

    if paperboy walks cano then cervelli will make him pay

  • bonestock94

    Silver lining = papelbonian

    • bonestock94

      ..and a cano double

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh shit!

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

    CLUTCH CANOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alex S

    Dontchya Know!

  • Manny

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

    • Alex S

      Dude put it to rest

  • cmart

    oh baby

  • V

    MFer this team doesn’t say die, rofl.

  • mike c

    HOLY CANO

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

    Robinson Cano fucking knows.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i fucking love this team

  • BigBlueAL

    This is amazing.

  • pat

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO BUNTING

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    Cervelli’s like 15 for 10 with RISP

  • Matty Ice

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

  • pat

    NO BUNTING THAMES IS K PRONE

  • mike c

    bunt and watch v-mart throw into right field

  • V

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

  • cmart

    ZOMG!

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • First Time Poster

    BOOM!

    FUCK YEAH!

    HERE WE GO!

  • baby carlos

    cmon cervelli

  • JobaTheHeat62

    wow

  • BigBlueAL

    DONT BUNT.

  • Alex S

    wow Robbie gave me a heart attack

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

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

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Joseph Elliot Girardi don’t you dare bunt!

  • Accent Shallow

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow Robbie.

  • poster

    WHEW, close call.

  • Pat D

    Giving away outs. Great idea.

  • Hummingbird S.

    PAY ATTENTION CANO…

  • Orlando

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

  • Hughesus Christo

    WHY IS HE BUNTING?

    • mike c

      we tie on a sac fly, dummy

      • Accent Shallow

        But if Thames strikes out (as he is prone to), then it’s likely for naught.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Marcus Thames and Juan Miranda are up next, dummy

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

        They get ONE chance at a sac fly. They had THREE chances to get him in from second.

        • mike c

          papelbon’s a good pitcher, plus we DO have two more chances to hit him in

  • BigBlueAL

    Thames is gonna have a chance to redeem himself tonight.

  • Mike HC

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

  • Pat D

    Dumb fuck idea.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    Cervelli always does his damn job!

  • Alex S

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

  • baby carlos

    well done Cervelli – text book bunt.

  • CNight_UP

    Thames for the redmeption….

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

    Why no pinch hit?

  • Accent Shallow

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • poster

    Redemption time, Thames.

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

  • Reggie C.

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Hughesus Christo

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

  • Ivan

    Wow asking Thames to Do it again….

  • baby carlos

    fly ball… just a fly ball to tie.

  • Mister Delaware

    They successfully decreased their xRuns by about 0.2.

  • mike c

    GRRRRRR THAMES ANGRY!!!

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

    Papelbon is a dick. It might have been intentional.

  • bonestock94

    lol some intimidation from thames

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    Thames and Papelbitch in a fist fight, who wins?

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      Thames freakin’ easy.

    • Alex S

      Thames is Thug

  • Ivan

    Sox pitchers throw inside to Yankee hitters with no Regard.

  • V

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon Thames, kill this motherfucker

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

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

  • Phranchise

    fuck im nervous

  • poster

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

    • poster

      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.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Wow, he did. I thought that was strike three. Yeesh.

  • V

    Or not. Wow. Now no DPs. Please.

  • BigBlueAL

    Whew.

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

    Pinch run! Pinch run!

  • Ivan

    Nice AB there by Thames.

  • Alex S

    WOW close call there. come on now Juan!

  • bonestock94

    Is posada avail?

  • Hughesus Christo

    Juan Miranda isn’t a kid, Kay.

  • Matty Ice

    DOUBLE STEAL….DOOOOOO IT

  • AJ

    of course he walked him to set up the dp

  • Phranchise

    confidence in miranda> confidence in thames

  • Orlando

    here we go Cubanito!!!

  • JobaTheHeat62

    COME ON MIRANDA!!!!!!

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

    You got this Juan. All you baby.

  • Accent Shallow

    Just get the run in.

  • mike c

    DOUBLE STEAL

  • Reggie C.

    I feel good about this Miranda – Papelbon matchup.

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

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    My advice for Girardi:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMk5sMHj58I

    HELLO!!!!!

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    no posada here? thought he was avaiable to hit

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      No pinch hitter for Winn?!?!? Nobody!?!?!?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • Ivan

      I would let Pena steal, just to prevent the DP.

    • Ivan

      C.

  • Ivan

    Pena gotta steal 2b. Prevent the Double play.

  • Orlando

    right here on 1 – 1

  • V

    Pena has to take second here.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      has to

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Orlando

    we are getting him

  • V

    Fuck.

  • Alex S

    fuck papelbon made a nice play there

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Aw shit.

    One time, Randy. One time.

  • bonestock94

    Oh god not winn!!!

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

    Posada or Swisher, pls.

  • poster

    FUCK. Fail.

    Don’t look good guys.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

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

  • Accent Shallow

    And it comes down to Randy Winn.

    Ergh.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    dman, good snag.. Damn you Joba

  • Reggie C.

    Damn. Miranda had a power outage on contact.

  • Hummingbird S.

    terrible terrible…should’ve never swung

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

    WHY NO PINCH HIT.

  • V

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

  • baby carlos

    Shit!

  • cmart

    randy magic. now

  • Alex S

    Battle here son!

  • Ivan

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

  • daneptizl

    Let’s go passed ball…

  • V

    Winn can’t catch up to the heater. That swing was awful.

  • pat

    Way behind on the FB. That’s a bad sign.

  • Hummingbird S.

    all up to Winn, we are screwed

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    So looking back, Cerve bunting…bad? good?

    I seriously wanted Cerve to hit and not bunt…

    • V

      Giving up the out = dumb.

    • Mister Delaware

      We have 2 outs. 1 was the bunt. The runner is still on the bases. You tell me.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Keep fighting, Randy. Keep fighting.

  • Alex S

    I know Jeter is Captain Clutchy McClutcherson and all but he’s struggling right now, if he comes up I’ll be nervous as shit

  • V

    We’re done. Please prove me wrong, but wow his bat is slow. No idea why no pinch hitter here.

  • Mister Delaware

    I’d rather have Sabathia up.

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

    Thames giveth. Thames taketh away.

  • baby carlos

    ahhh crap

  • mike c

    praying for a walk

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

    WALK. WALK. WALK.

  • Ivan

    Imma b honest, I wanted to get HBP there.

    • Ivan

      Winn.

  • Hughesus Christo

    Annnnnnd that’s why you don’t give away outs with three terrible players on deck. Good call, G.

    • Hughesus Christo

      PRESCIENT

  • poster

    Looks bad for us guys. I think Winn strikes out.

    Meh, we stole one yesterday. Can’t expect to get 2 in a row like that.

    • Pat D

      Shouldn’t have needed to steal that one, though.

  • BigBlueAL

    Winn looks overmatched but he has drawn the count to 3-2.

  • ShuutoHeat (Gardy = Thunder&Lightning)

    Okay, wild pitch VMArt never recovers.

  • Alex S

    please walk

  • Reggie C.

    ball 4. had to swing, i guess.

  • Alex S

    Paps has to be exhausted by now. Closers throwing 30 pitches in an inning is never good

  • mike c

    RANDY LOSE

  • Pat D

    *Sigh*

    A lot of icky stuff over the 9 days. Well, just go get the Rays tomorrow.

    • Pat D

      Last 9 days, that should have said.

  • Manny

    How do you spell Papelbon? Redemption!!!
    Nice job by bunting Joe, thanks for the out. LOL.

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      This will be, by far the highlight of your season. Enjoy 4th in the division.

      • Manny

        Yeah, right. LOL.

    • Kevin G.

      Wait, why are you a Red Sox fan trolling a Yankees blog?
      Especially, when your Red Sox are only .500 and are in fourth lace.

      • Manny

        You guys talk a big game, Paps this Paps that. Paps with the save tonight.

        • Kevin G.

          Yeah, barely. Eh, why am I responding to Manny Ramirez?

          • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

            Manny Ramirez would be even funnier though.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

          Papsmear choking on a fat cock last night

  • Accent Shallow

    Argh. Dammit.

  • B-Rando

    fuck that game…should’ve won it from the beginning

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

    Jesus H Christ.

  • Ivan

    Not Surprise.

  • Alex S

    God Damn……sloppy, sloppy game.

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

    Good thing they gave that out away. Morons.

    • mike c

      the odds will tell you the bunt is the right move most of the time in that spot

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Not when you have a hitter who’s red hot with RISP and the bottom of the order, which isn’t very strong at this point, coming up.

        • mike c

          a sac fly from a pop-up hitter or a hit is better odds. cervelli wasn’t guaranteed a hit

      • V

        Not with Thames/Miranda/Winn as your next three hitters.

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

        No, it never is. Going from man on second and no outs to man on third and one out decreases the chances of scoring a run by more than 28%.

        He’s already in scoring position and you have three chances to knock him in. You’re essentially forfeiting one of those chances.

        • mike c

          there’s less than a 1/3 chance that cervelli gets a hit and advances the runner without getting an out

    • Reggie C.

      That’s just how Joe G. is built. We wish Joe G didnt play the NL style , but that’s what the man wants these 6,7,8,9 hitters to do in these situations.

    • poster

      I’m with you on this one.

  • damn yanks

    If randy winn cant hit a fastball… why is he on this team?

  • daneptizl

    Winn… it’s time for the nursing home…

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I. Hate. Winn.

    • Alex S

      I Hate Thames

      • Reggie C.

        I hate 9th inning, down by 1 run, no out Bunt single attempts.

  • Mister Delaware

    No more Thames in the field. No more Winn period.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fuuuuck.

  • Brent

    Man, whatever.

  • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

    Bad loss. But we get over it and win tomorrow.

  • V

    Ok, that 9th inning was fucking mismanaged. Thanks for doing everything you could to lose the game, Girardi.

    • bonestock94

      Unless Posada and Swisher are unavailable.

  • bonestock94

    Wow, totally shocked. I hate Winn, I hated the signing, etc.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      are you canceling your season tickets?

      /Bronx teechur’d
      /oldie but a goodie’d

  • MikeD

    We need our regulars back.

  • Dr Van Nostrand

    Welp that was the most pathetic and maddening game ever

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i cant take this

  • Orlando

    this just pisses me off!!! now, i gotta go to bed all pissed off because thames can’t catch a fucking cold!!!!

    • Mister Delaware

      Or a shallow popup!

      (Ohhhh …)

  • baby carlos

    That blows – 2 nights in a row only this time not so lucky. WTF!

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Hate bullpen. Hate. Hate. Hate.

  • Rose

    Nice bullpen, Yanks…pretty good 6-9 too

  • NYC

    Too bad for CC.

  • poster

    Joba, Mo, Thames, and A-Rod…they gave the game away.

    I really want to read the articles from the people who called the Red Sox dead based on one game. They look like assholes now, don’t they?

    • Dr Van Nostrand

      They definitely aren’t dead but they were handed this game on a platter

    • nathan

      The team with 25 wins is out of it. But, the team with 20 wins is in it. I TOTALLY get it.

      • poster

        ?

  • baby carlos

    3 games out. Damn.

    • bonestock94

      Yankees > Tampa Bay, that won’t last.

  • Manny

    I do not know if you guys have heard but the Red Sox have a little something called the Grit Factor. Now you guys saw it first hand.

    • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

      lawl I love you. How was that grit?

      • Manny

        Down and out, backs to the wall. Oh no, it’s Joba and Mo. That was a win full of grit and heart.

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

          Aaaaaaaaand you’re still in fourth place.

          • pat

            Would have been better if you said

            “Aaaaaaaaaaand you’re banned”

        • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

          I give you a hug for being so awesome. That even rhymed!

    • Kevin G.

      NO. Nobody on the Sox slid into first on a foul ball. That is the only true measure of grit.

      • Manny

        LOL, that is grit, I agree.

    • ZZ

      Did the Sox rub some of that Grit in Thames’ eyes?

  • pat

    Trolls, trolls, and more trolls. Gotta love it. Who are you people? Why aren’t you here when we win? Hahah, the internet is a funny place..

    • Rose

      Just like someone once told me…when people agree with you, they don’t respond and just leave the post alone for the most part.

      The same can be said for the games and commenting on them…

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        Yeah but you don’t show up too often when anything good is happening in these threads. Like, you just posted above to disparage the bullpen and the “bums” as you might call them, but so was everyone else at that moment. So you’re only here to agree with people when things aren’t going well? That’s not optimal.

        • Rose

          No, that’s your opinion. I work full time and go to grad school. I go on when I can. Just because I don’t go on as often as you doesn’t mean your assumptions are justified.

    • NYC

      Eh, people are just venting after a loss.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Cervelli is 11-14 with runners in scoring position. bunting was playing for a tie. It was not playing to win! I did not like it.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    and we make fun of Ortiz not being able to catch up on a fastball…Randy Winn would get blown away by a Trevor Hoffman fastball..The one guy on the team I cannot stand. Such a bummer, and Papsmear has his cocky little smirk back…asshole

  • nathan

    He had to give an out away. Why bunt Cervelli. And i thought Posada was available to pinch hit. Its not the losses that suck, its the loss against Red sox that sucks. Oh well, lets beat up the Rays

  • Orlando

    FUCK!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Horrible end of game. Too many mistakes from pitchers, fielders and our manager.

  • ZZ

    The Yankees are going to win the protest and they will have to play the rest of the game again from the point where Beckett was taken out.

    Positive thoughts.

    • nathan

      Doubt that.

      • ZZ

        Thanks. My comment was completely serious.

        • nathan

          U got me.

    • poster

      I’m going to fool myself into believing that in order to cheer myself up.

  • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

    Damn… Definitely a disappointing game all around

    Obviously the bullpen needs help. Even Rivera looks bad right now, but I blame that on inactivity more than anything else. Joba needs some tweaking, nothing big. But other than that, we have nothing reliable until Ace comes back. CHoP? David Robertson? BOONE LOGAN? Marte?

    Honestly, I like Randy Winn. But right now, he cannot catch up to an average fastball. There was no change of speed, no mixing it up, and he couldn’t hit a 92 MPH fastball. He isn’t fast, he can’t throw, he isn’t great defensively. He can contribute but he should not be contributing significant time to a contending team.

    • Mister Delaware

      I’m going to be straight with you. If a guy can’t hit, run or field, he’s either a pitcher or he can’t contribute.

      • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

        its not that he cant do anything. Its that hes completely average at everything, except he also can’t hit. Every player on a roster has to have some strengths; something that he brings to the table. Winn doesn’t have that. He is a completely average player, except that he can’t catch up to average fastballs. After this game, every pitch to him from here on out will be fastballs pumped on the inside corner. No curves, no changeups, no splitters or sliders. He can’t hit a fastball above 90 right now.

        • Mister Delaware

          So you agree that he can’t contribute. Because Golson is fast as hell and can play defense while not hitting. I imagine the same goes for 100 other guys, including present day Bubba Crosby. If Winn is done at the plate, and he certainly looks it, he’s done having value to us or any other MLB team.

  • nathan

    Marcus Thames giveth with his bat, taketh with his defense. But the late inning relief was a bigger culprit. Oh and that bunt didnt help much.

  • Rose

    DFA Randy Winn when Swisher can play again and call up Dave Miley?

  • First Time Poster

    I hate Winn! I hate Thames! I hate Joba! Jeter sucks now! A-Rod suck… oh he did good tonight… A-Rod is a true Yankee! Mo Sucks! Joe sucks (actually… kinda agree tonight)!

    Seriously! What the hell! The Yanks are a great team and are 11 above .500! The Sox are flat out, first day of the season, even .500! This season rules so far and this will not happen often. Take the losses with a grain of salt, guys.

    Stop throwing the players to the wolves so quickly, too! Reeks of crappy fans.

    • sejji

      good, pretend that you’re not livid right now – keep telling yourself that you are the voice of reason and everyone else is acting irrationally (when in fact some are but it’s impulsive because they are die hard fans) I bet you are throwing shit around your apartment right now. grain of salt my ass, that was straight BRUTAL

      • http://twitter.com/rebexarama bexarama

        It WAS a shitty loss, probably the worst of the year. I pretty much ripped my fingernails out in the top/bottom of the ninth.

        That said, the flood of people who show up and are like “DFA Winn!” whenever he fails and are silent the rest of the time, when we have no one else to play the outfield right now, only add to the frustration. We’ve been playing a very hard schedule with some pretty important injuries and we’ve been doing very well. People being irrational and only showing up when the Yankees lose/are losing doesn’t help with frustration.

        The bullpen sucks badly right now but it sucked early last year, too.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees have played the least amount of 1-run games in the majors with 4, but have lost all 4 games. Absolutely meaningless stat but thought it was interesting for some reason. lol

  • Orlando

    Night everyone!!! Tomorrow we go after the Rays….

  • First Time Poster

    RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!

  • nathan

    The loss stings, but we still have only lost 2 series all season amazing. Oh and reading through some of the comments I totally get that the 25 win team sucks and the 20 win team rocks.

    On to the Rays, lets put some beating on the team ahead of us.

    • http://twitter.com/Nebkreb Total Domination (The Commenter Formerly Known as Ben)

      Agreed. We’ll whoop the Rays the next two nights to get our mojo back

    • poster

      You mean my comment. I didn’t say that. Ever. I said that I’m interested in reading the columns written by the assholes who called the Red Sox dead based on one game. Now they have a dramatic win. Is the Red Sox season “saved”? Lost and saved in consecutive games?

      SSS FTW!

  • B-Rando

    Rivera’s command has looked shakey the past couple of outings. Even with that shakiness though, he should have been out of that inning long before the runs scored.

    What has really been aggrovating the past couple of games is the fact that the Yankee pitchers cannot finish off Red Sox batters. Hughes all night last night, both joba and Mo tonight…2 strike counts ending up as baserunners in one form or the other. The longer those batters stay up there the better the chance they have at getting on, and we saw that relentlessly the past couple of nights.

    Also side note, can we stop pitching to Drew and Youk? Outside of them, the sox have no one producing.

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    I hated that sacrifice bunt call.

    I know conventional wisdom says to advance the tying run but not when Cervelli is hitting .488 with RISP and one of the next hitters is Randy Winn.

    • mike c

      the idea of V-mart trying to throw out a runner with the wetness on the field probably had something to do with the call too

  • Joe D.

    ^ Not livid right now.

    Zen baseball is even easier than usual when you’re on pace for over 100 wins.

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