Aug
07

Game 109: Big Stoppa

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(AP Photo/Jeff Zelevansky)

It’s no secret that the Yankees are stuck in a little bit of a rut right now. They’ve lost three of their last four games and four of their last six, but the good news is that they’re still atop the AL East, even if it’s just a half-game lead. It’s better than the alternative.

The good news is that the Yankees have their ace on the mound this afternoon, as CC Sabathia looks to get off his own personal schneid. He’s allowed 36 hits and 14 walks in four starts since the All Star break, spanning just 27 innings. For whatever reason he’s battled his command, but this is right around the same time that he hit his stride last year. Hopefully we’re in for an encore performance. He’ll be opposed by John Lackey, who thankfully does not throw a changeup. His swinging strike percentage (6.1%) is worse than Jamie Moyer’s (6.2%), believe it or not.

Here’s the starting nine…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Berkman, DH
Granderson, CF
Gardner, CF
Pena, 3B

And on the mound, it’s CC Sabathia.

Unfortunately this game will be airing on FOX, and I believe the Yankees’ record on FOX games is somewhere in the neighborhood of 0-1,569,485 through the years. Anyway, first pitch is set for a little after 4pm ET. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Klemy

    Any odds on how many times McCarver mentions how badly Joe Torre has been treated by the Yankees?

    And then the odds on how many stupid things McCarver says, period?

    I almost want to put the radio broadcast on to avoid this mess of announcing, but I fear it wouldn’t make me feel much better.

    • whozat

      I’ll set the over/under at 6.5 on the first one, and on 17.5 for the second.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I’ll put the under/over at 3 for the first, take the over. As for the latter question… infinity, obviously.

    • Ross in Jersey

      That mlb.tv feature where you can listen to an announcer-free telecast is seriously tempting just for FOX/ESPN games.

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

        FOX/ESPN games aren’t on mlb.tv, unfortunately.

    • Gonzo

      You know Cano is going to win a batting title, right? Right?

      • Kiersten

        Someday.

  • Wooderson

    ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Party at the moontower!

      • Wooderson

        love them redheads

  • Ross in Jersey

    Holy crap… 17-7 Blue Jays.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      It’s fun to think about what the reaction on Twitter and what have you would be if the Rays were the Yankees in that game.

      • Ross in Jersey

        DFA EVERYONE FU CASHMAN

  • Chops

    Two Center fielders today?

    AWESOME!

  • Mike Nitabach

    What is this pre-canned crap they are showing on the Fox pre-game instead of This Week in Baseball?

  • nathan

    Big Game Shields got shellacked in TOR.

    U gotto feel for Toronto they will be a WC contender in NL

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      This year, they’d be a contender in nearly any other division.

      AL Beast, baby.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Imagine if they kept Doc? Their offense is pretty weird though, at the bottom of the bigs in OBP and BA but they lead the league in homers and are up in the runs scored. Not like they play in a small park either that would inflate the HR totals.

    • ZZ

      Would be funny to bring up all the comments from last week about James Shields based on one well pitched game against the Yankees.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Shields has to be like Tampa’s AJ Burnett, no? Fantastic when he’s on, so bad when he’s off.

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

          Leads the majors in homers allowed.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    CC dominated last years Saturday FOX game against the Sox. So that’s one win. Wasn’t Teixeira’s 3HR game on FOX too?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Yeah to all of this.

      Still, there was some point last year where the Yankees were like 2-7 on FOX Saturday Baseball, and they weren’t just losing, they were getting crushed.

      • Slappy White

        I was at a Fox Saturday game a few years ago , and the Red Sox crushed us 17-1….It Suuuuuucked

        • Kiersten

          I was at the one last year in Boston when AJ got rocked. Although I guess you can’t really blame FOX for AJ getting rocked…

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    That video was completely terrifying. Poor A-Rod. (or not at all poor, but you know what I mean)

  • Ross in Jersey

    So if the Yankees win big today will Peter Abraham write an article about how they’re better off without A-rod in the lineup?

  • j

    fuck you lance berkman.

    • Slappy White

      Hey look, at least we know he’s starting to hit the ball hard right handed. Hopefully he’ll start hitting soon and we’ll all love him….but for now, Fuck him

    • Pete

      6. fucking. games.

      • j

        negative OPS.

        fuck him.

        • Total Dominication

          You can’t eve have a negative OPS.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Bad news guys. The Red Sox have spies on here.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1013049

    • Carlosologist

      You bastard. I should have known as soon as you started posting sensible things and ideas.

  • VO

    BobKlap

    Apparently, A-Rod was distracted talking to Joe Buck when he was struck. Buck will address it during the broadcast

    • Not Tank the Frank

      I’m puttin the word out. $500,000 for this clown dead… a million alive.

      • boogie down

        Why so serious?

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Fucking Joe Buck caused this, eh? should have known.

  • Andy

    Alex is going to be out at least a week. That looked bad. X Rays have already been taken–we should hear soon, right?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Alex is going to be out at least a week.

      Is this confirmed? Where are you getting this from?

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        from the voices in his head most likely.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Making up rumors is a ban-able around here man, don’t say that stuff unless you can back it up.

    • ZZ

      Andy stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        So… he has people he knows? ;P (Sorry, ZZ.)

      • Andy

        Sorry, wasn’t trying to start a rumor at all. I was just saying what I’m expecting. We’re obviously not going to know anything until after the game. At least x-rays were negative.

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

    You hear that? REMARKABLE!

  • Carlosologist

    Ew, already a “heart and soul” mention.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Those scrappy, heroic Red Sox are an inspiration to us all.

  • VO

    Terry Francona should be given the MVP for those in game decision he makes.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Terry Francona should not be wasting his decision making talents in a game, he should be president of the United States. In fact, he should be world leader because of his amazing decision making skills…

  • Ross in Jersey

    For those of you had “within the first 5 minutes” in the “When will Joe Buck mention 2004″ pool, you win!

  • Mark

    Anyone see the Chad Jennings pre game blog says Girardi told media Cervelli is going to catch every Burnett and Vazquez start because it is working, I mean are you kidding me?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Did he really say because it’s working? I’d say the exact opposite.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I’m surprised Girardi remembered he has another catcher…

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Fox is now on mute at my house. Note the time…

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    OCCASIONALLY?!?!?!??! More lieek every damn game you see the Red Sox someone is called gritty.

  • VO

    Isn’t Lackey too big to be gritty?

  • j

    McCarver’s “Gritty” Count – ONE.

  • ZZ

    Consistently bad?

  • esteban

    the gritty John lackey!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    The commentary is already making me throw up. Payroll! Terry Francona is a saint! 2004 ALCS! Lackey teh big game pitcher! I was lucky enough to miss the last two Yankee games on FOX, but aaaughhh.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Francona for WORLD LEADER!!!

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Let’s be reasonable here. McCarver did throw out an ‘occasional’ gritty term to Lackey. I mean it’s only used so rarely we can’t complain about it.

    • Carlosologist

      You weren’t here for McCarver’s Nazi Yankee rant? Lucky.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Nope. I was at that game, and I was at my best friend’s house in PA for the Yankees/Dodgers Saturday game.

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

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH John Lackey is so gritty!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    We’re 4 outs in, and we’ve already heard that the Sox are scrappy underdogs, and John Lackey is both “gritty” and a “big game pitcher.”

    Fantastic.

  • Kiersten

    John Lackey is gritty. Terry Francona says so.

  • James A

    It’s so depressing that as a Giants and Yankees fan, Joe Buck has called the two best sports moments of the decade for me
    What’s more depressing is that he’s the better announcer in the booth today

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Amen.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Luckily enough, Bob Poppa’s call of the Manning-Tyree catch was 900 times better than Buck’s call, and it’s the one they always play when talking about it.

      • James A

        i know, buck barely got excited for the greatest play in super bowl history

    • Cy Farnsworth

      At least Buck makes an effort to talk about the game. The last time the Yankees were on FOX, Albert and McCarver went a full 20 minutes without mentioning the action on the field.

  • j

    joe buck is going to die tonight.

  • Mark

    Just shut up Joe Buck.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Fuck you Joe Buck, don’t sound too happy that A-rod got hurt.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Is gritty synonymous with sucky nowadays? Because Lackey blows.

    • Ross in Jersey

      But he looks like a BULLDOG out there!

  • j

    Tex is definitely swinging better… thank God.

  • forensicnucchem

    According to Sterling, 5 hits in 45 AB’s is a .200 BA…

    Now I know why he hates stats, because he doesn’t know basic math.

    • Slappy White

      He always says he hates stats but he constantly gives them

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

        So does everyone who “hates stats.” Batting average, RBI, and runs are stats.

        • Slappy White

          Oh OK

  • Jack

    Moral of the story: Talking to Joe Buck is hazardous to your health.

  • j

    and i definitely know that lackey threw a slider to swisher so shut the fuck up mccarver. go and die.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    “11 pitches thrown…all have been fastballs.” Except for that curveball he threw to Jed Lowrie on 1-0 butthatsonlywhenyoupayattention!!!!

  • esteban

    Joe Buck strikes again.

  • Slappy White

    After our last Fox game when Mccarver basically called our front office Nazis, Ive decided to suffer through John and Suzyn

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Thanks again Scutaro.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Scutaro: Better than Jeter

      /PeteAbe’d

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        All SS > Jeter

        /Anti Yankees Bias

  • Carlosologist

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • VO

    I applaud Swisher for even attempting to get in the rundown. Good job Swish.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Swisher is a freaking genie!!! LOL…

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Pitching and defense!

    Terry Francona, the best manager in history, should’ve done something to prevent that error.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    jesus, 15 errors for Scuarto. wow!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    CANO IS GRITTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Sweet, the Yankees are gritty too! Everyone’s gritty!

    • Ross in Jersey

      Except A-rod. That choker didn’t have enough grit to avoid that line drive.

    • Jack

      Everybody gritty. Now you gritty too.

      /Thorogood

  • Ross in Jersey

    Cano’s grit, determination, and toughness worked that walk.

  • Mark

    Did Mccarver have word of the day toilet paper, and the word was grit today?

    • Eirias

      That is a bad word for toilet paper.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    but gritty is a term so rarely used!

    /McCarver’d

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie draws another walk. Adding to his career high.

  • Zack

    First time ever Cano has been called gritty

  • Ross in Jersey

    Tim McCarver: the voice of reason regarding Lance Berkman. Who knew.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    “Cano is not a store brought player.”

    …then what’s international free agent signing?

    /McCarver’d

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Do you think they know that exists? Probably not.

  • j

    ok so question, yankees tied or down a run, berkman at bat and hits a weak pop up or GIDP.

    how will u feel?

    • Ross in Jersey

      The same, because only over-reacting chicken littles judge players based on one at-bat.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        but he hurt A-Rod!

        oh noes!

      • j

        congratz. u wins the internetz for calling others chicken littlesss! i’m gonna try and calm down but dont incite me to troll man. we’re all frustrated.

    • Mark

      Annoyed, but not ready to turn on the guy like the main stream media wants us to.

    • Cy Farnsworth

      The same way I feel when any Yankee blows a chance to tie the game.

    • rbizzler

      Great, you?

      • j

        ahh i guess im just antsy. work has not let me watch my beloved yankees and the only thing i want more is a god damn win.

        • rbizzler

          Agreed on the win. Would love to see them roll today, despite the 2 run deficit.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Lackey looks terrible and the Yankees had no problem working the count and working walks against him. Should be a good game.

  • All Star Carl

    Posada got a hanger and missed it.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    We want Jesus

    clap, clap, clap clap clap

    • Poopy Pants

      Who is this ‘we’? You and the NY Post?

  • James A

    So I’m going to the SWB – Pawsox game tomorrow, any chance Montero plays a day game after a night game? I mean I like Chad Moeller but…

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      He might DH. Probably won’t catch.

    • All Star Carl

      If he doesn’t catch he might DH

    • Ross in Jersey

      Another great fucking start. God this is annoying.

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

    It seems this team just can’t get a hit with runners in scoring position lately.

  • Total Dominication

    Shit!

  • Carlosologist

    That’s like the first HR CC has allowed in a while, I think.

  • All Star Carl

    I mean you could just walk him CC. We all know he owns you.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Based on the greatest sample size in history.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Really?

  • Total Dominication

    WTF?

  • All Star Carl

    Big Stoppa is choking.

  • S.King

    damnit

  • Mark

    Wow this is great.

  • UncleArgyle

    Lowell looks pretty good for a guy too hurt to trade

    • Carlosologist

      He has a grand total of 12 PA since returning from the DL.

  • Ross in Jersey

    This team is falling off a god damn cliff. Making EVERYONE look good. Un-fucking-real. Let’s just keep giving Boston more and more confidence that they’re not out of this thing. Why not?

    • Adam

      Cats and dogs, living together…mass hysteria!

      • Ross in Jersey

        Yes… it’s true. This man has no dick.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Oh lawd, you’re better than this, Ross.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Obviously kidding, Bex :P

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Didn’t read that much like kidding, to be honest. =/

    • esteban

      Over the top much?

  • Carlosologist

    If we end up losing this series, I will not hear the end of it from my friends who are Sox fans.

    • Kiersten

      All you have to say is that the Yankees are still in first. Argument over.

  • j

    ah fuck!!! and right. that sinker was up mccarver. shut up you old washed up carlton lover.

  • Mark

    Oh that Theo Epstein is such a genius.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Not time to panic but this shit is starting to get a little annoying, especially with our offensive struggles with RISP

  • Carlosologist

    At least he has a good change today.

  • Total Dominication

    Don’t worry, CC will strand Lowell, and go on to pitch 7 more scoreless innings.

  • James A

    Why the hell is Beltre so good? Did he get back on his 2004 steroid cycle?

    • j

      hgh

    • Ross in Jersey

      More like he’s playing to get himself one more big contract

      • Total Dominication

        Because players can control that type of thing.

        • Ross in Jersey

          Oh okay, yeah, player performance has nothing to do with getting a big contract. It’s clearly the roids.

          • Total Dominication

            No. He’s having a good year. I don’t know why, but to say “Oh, of course he’s having a great year, he’ll be a FA next year” makes no sense.

    • Scarlet Speedster

      That would explain the momentary outbursts of rage when his hair gets touched.

  • cano-is-the-bro

    wow the final score of the rays and blue jays was 17-11, talk about a pitchers duel…
    now why couldnt shields pitch like that against us??

    I have a bad feeling about this game already. CC has been shaky his last couple starts and he’s not off to a good start this time either. We need him to be good because the rest of the rotation has been questionable lately.

    • Carlosologist

      It’s the second inning. Calm down please.

      • cano-is-the-bro

        i’m calm, i thought the inning would be worse than 2-0, but CC did a good job to limit the damage. Now it’s all tied up so we got ourselves a game

    • Total Dominication

      Don’t worry, Lackey looked bad in the 1st.

    • j

      but the changeups!

  • Pat D

    This is what I get for falling asleep at the beginning of the game.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Reverse of the 2-0 lead curse…

    Book it.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    whew! So now let’s see if the Yankees can get that all important RISP.

  • Pat D

    I’m still trying to figure out why the “little piggy” appears to be sitting in a car seat in that Geico commercial…

  • Kiersten

    Everyone needs to calm down. The Rays have lost four in a row. Their season is over. The division is ours to win.

    • Total Dominication

      IETC

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      The Rays have lost four in a row. Their season is over.

      Haha, you funny. (I know you’re just kidding.)

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Nope. The Red Sox – showing grit, class, and the heart of a champion – will be in first place at the end of August.

      • Reggie C.

        Dont be sarcastic. That’s completely not an improbable event.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Nice job by CC limiting the damage.

    A 2 run deficit is far from insurmountable with Lackey on the bump.

  • Carlosologist

    Fun question: If you were a pro baseball player, what would be your walk-up music?

    Mine would be this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoF4Dsd1uRU

  • Total Dominication

    When you have the same amount of walks as outs, bad things are bound to happen.

  • All Star Carl

    3 walks already. I like it. We just need to start doing damage with men on base. Massive damage.

  • rbizzler

    Nice AB. Gritty, even.

    • rbizzler

      And now Grandy.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Yay, more of high-OBP Lance, please.

  • Adam

    Third walk already, good sign. Excellent at bat.

  • All Star Carl

    Lol Sterling.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Granderson!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I thought Granderson was teh sux0r?!?!?

  • Reggie C.

    thank you GRANDERSON!

    What a shot into dead CF!

  • j

    granderson missed that by like 1 foot.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Berkman BB…Granderson triple.

    I LIKE.

  • ZZ

    The Yankees are not biting on Lackey’s curve at all. Just picking it up and letting it go by.

    Unless Lackey starts throwing the curve for strikes it could be a long day for him.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    C-Money.

  • Adam

    That was a shot! One-handed no less.

  • Mark

    Nice to see Berkman chugging all the way, good job.

  • Carlosologist

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa I was told Granderson sucked balls.

  • Total Dominication

    That ball was crushed!

  • Slappy White

    Sterling got me with the It is high, It is far….dammit

  • Total Dominication

    When did Gardner’s average get this low?

    • Total Dominication

      Oh, that stat answers my question.

  • forensicnucchem

    It is high, It is far, It is…

    Ugh, I hate you Sterling.

    • Zack

      It did hit the top of the wall

    • BigBlueAL

      To be fair I thought it was gone too, of course Im watching it from my home in Miami through a TV. lol

  • Mark

    It is right down the middle Brett.

    • Dalelama

      He is regressing to the BG of last year when nobody looked prettier taking a third strike down the middle.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        And I bet you’re psyched about it.

  • Pat D

    Well, I’m glad my dad isn’t here right now.

    He’s been getting very pissed off with Gardner lately.

  • Reggie C.

    Very, very disappointing Bg.

  • Adam

    Is Leslie Nielsen behind the plate today?

    • Pat D

      No, but Enrico Polazzo might be.

  • Total Dominication

    Just hit it on the ground Pena.

    • Total Dominication

      Thank you!

  • Ross in Jersey

    Now would be a good time for Pena’s monthly contribution to the offense.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    ok Brett…your sucking is no longer cute and gritty.

    Get some fucking hits.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Good job Pena!

  • All Star Carl

    Nice job Ramiro

  • Mark

    How do they not play the infield in, Pena is so bad.

    • Pat D

      They figured he’d strikeout or pop out.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Gardner’s biggest problem is that his mental strikezone is smaller than 50 percent of ML umpires.

    • j

      thats because he’s smaller than half of them too.

      GRITTY GARDNER~

  • Adam

    Excellent job joven!

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    That’ll do, Pena.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    John Lackey just battled so hard to give that lead up.

    • Mark

      Not sure if you heard, but he is very gritty.

      • Not Tank the Frank

        And a fierce competitor.

  • ZZ

    I am on neither side of the Granderson argument but mocking the people that hate on him every time he gets a hit is almost as bad as the people who mock him when he strikes out for example.

    If he wasn’t hitting AT ALL that would be a pretty serious problem.

  • Total Dominication

    Good job people!

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    C’mon Jeter… take a mother fucking pitch.

    Makes you wonder how he gets all the hot women..if his foreplay is symbolic of his plate patience he is a three pump dump and done.

    • Ross in Jersey

      He uh, did work a 12 pitch walk yesterday. Just sayin.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        we all make mistakes… just kidding, but still, 12 pitch AB is not the norm for Derek.

        • Ross in Jersey

          He’s been swinging the bat better lately, though. He’s never really been patient at the plate.

        • ZZ

          A 12 pitch AB is not the norm for anybody.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      It’s the dimples

      • Not Tank the Frank

        You mean driving a Ford Edge doesn’t get you laid?

        • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

          LOL! That is why I switched to a Prius – gas pedal issue makes is a great getaway car.

  • Kiersten

    In my view, as good as the Yankees were in the first half of this game, that’s how as bad they’ve been now.

  • Carlosologist

    Gardner should be leading off. What he’s done over 670 PA dating back to last season:

    .280/.368/.384
    .751 OPS
    105 OPS+
    56 SB
    11 CS
    83.5 % SB rate

    • BigBlueAL

      With the way Gardner has been hitting lately not sure this is the best time to bring up the Gardner should leadoff argument.

  • j

    can anybody tell me when this… !!!111onejuan~!!! stopped to the recent /mccarvered (or other name0 started?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      … what

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        Translation please.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Ohhhh nevermind, I get what he’s saying. He’s asking when doing the whole

          /(whatever)’d

          thing started. Which I don’t know.

        • j

          lol

          up until last year i saw posters ending posts with !!!!11juan~!!! to intend sarcasm, but now I see people end posts with a slash and a name or action, i.e.

          the gritty gutty red sox

          /mccarvered

          just wondering when the exclamation points ended and the latter started.

          do i make any sense?

          • Not Tank the Frank

            It’s like doing an internet impression of someone…only on a message board. For example:

            Look at me! I’m so witty and I have large genitals!

            /tommiesmithjohncarlos’d

            • j

              lol i understand that, just asking when it started

  • All Star Carl

    We have a lot of walks. They have a lot of hits. DP would be nice right now.

  • Pat D

    I can has good umpiring?

  • All Star Carl

    He was out

  • Adam

    Hmm, I wonder if Cano has the arm of a shortstop?

  • Zack

    Jed “Twinkle Toes” Lowrie

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    All they have done is S Red Sox D. This is ridiculous.

    • Pat D

      You were hostile to me earlier today! Your comments matter not!!

      (Just kidding)

  • Pat D

    McCarver: The DH was introduced in 1973, when I was only 158 years old.

    • j

      too bad he basically played in the NL only.

  • All Star Carl

    Sterling is calling changeups sinkers, and sliders fastballs. Pretty annoying.

  • Carlosologist

    STFD Ortiz.

  • Justin

    Indignant Sterling is hilarious.

    • Pat D

      How was he indignant? Ortiz’s whining?

  • Pat D

    Really? Ortiz’s problem is that the ump says the call before he signals it? Since Ortiz has never, ever, never, ever done shit like that when he gets called out before, right?

    Further proof Joe Buck knows nothing, but we all knew that.

  • forensicnucchem

    Is Layne’s strike call really as absurdly late as Sterling is making it out to be?

    • Kiersten

      Joe Buck said that the ump is calling the pitch verbally before making the signal with his hands.

      • Pat D

        And the problem with that is…what, I’m trying to figure out?

        • Kiersten

          Yeah I have no idea. But it upset Papi, so it upset me.

      • forensicnucchem

        lol, Sterling and Suzyn are saying the exact opposite because the hitters appear to be ‘embarassed’ by the terribly late calls. They don’t thik he’s saying anything before signaling it.

    • All Star Carl

      Not that long but its annoying. Tim McClelland takes longer imo.

      • Pat D

        Yes. Yes he does.

    • Ross in Jersey

      It is. He makes a grunt, and then makes the “strike 3″ call about 5 seconds later.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    watched the Berkman AB from last inning. He is about to go off.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      *ducks for cover*

  • Adam

    That pitch was on the ground…

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    That wasn’t close to hitting the dirt.

  • Carlosologist

    That shit was low. Not even close.

  • Pat D

    Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?!?!?!

  • Ross in Jersey

    Holy shit, that is not a strike.

  • j

    for the type of career mccarver had, in longevity and production, why didn’t he ever manage or coach on a full time basis?

    • Pat D

      He saw more $$$$ in broadcasting.

      He also didn’t need to “win,” he’d already done that.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      less likely to get fired for being a dumbass on Fox Sports than with an MLB team. Think Dan Duquette as a manager.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    What kind of a call was that o_O

  • UncleArgyle

    That ball bounced

  • Scarlet Speedster

    It’s taking him ages to make strike calls, makes you wonder if he’s not sure.

  • Pat D

    There’s still something about Francona that puts me off, I just can’t figure out what.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I actually like him.

    • Kiersten

      He wears a red ‘B’ on his cap?

      • Pat D

        Hmm. Could be.

        I actually think it might be his pudgy squirrel cheeks and his glasses and his voice and just his face in general.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          He does have a froggy voice that would probably be very irritating to listen to on a daily basis.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    well TEX kinda had to swing at that…Ump would have called it a stike.

  • All Star Carl

    Posado going deep.

    • Adam

      To deep shortstop that is…

  • Pat D

    “They need Posada’s bat if they’re going to win another…American League…division.”

    He was going to say World Series, and then he stopped himself. Then he was going to say pennant and he stopped himself again. Praising the Yankees or saying they’re going to win is like a gag reflex to him.

  • Total Dominication

    The Jays got just 8 runs on the 7 hr’s of Sheilds. That about sums up their offense.

  • Pat D

    That DirecTV commercial with the Packers and 49ers fans really annoys me. First of all, it’s anything but a natural rivalry, like the Dolphins/Patriots and Cowboys/Redskins ones.

    Second, it’s like they told the actress, “Just act like Frances McDormand in Fargo and that’s what we’re looking for.”

    Ugh.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    GARDY!

  • All Star Carl

    Come on Sterling that was a nice play but damn calm down homie!

  • cano-is-the-bro

    nice gardner

  • Mark

    Nice catch Brett. 52 pitches for CC, not bad at all.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    And how did Lackey’s “fierce competitiveness” work out for him the ALCS?

    • Pat D

      Pretty well actually.

      They didn’t lose Game 5.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Lost Game 1 though.

        • Pat D

          I’m sorry, I can’t be troubled with your facts, I’m talking about Lackey’s grit and fierce competitiveness, which only the special-est of special baseball players show.

          /Fox’d

  • Rob Has no Innings Limit

    Not that I’m panicking, but GOD Berkman has sucked so far with the Yanks.

    • UncleArgyle

      He was batting .245 in the worst division of the inferior league. I’m really not surprised he looks this bad

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        With an OBP of .370

  • All Star Carl

    Lackey rarely throws his fastball inside. Yankees need to pick up on that.

  • bonestock94

    Grit and determination overload! They’re overlooking the fact that lackey has been lacking this season.

  • Total Dominication

    Damn.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Another game where we score early and then let the pitcher settle in? Come on, we’re better than this.

  • Not Tank the Frank

    Holy shit Eiland sounds just like Brett Gardner!

  • nathan

    I may have missed it, but did McCarver bring up the ‘airbrush’ comment?

  • Mark

    Come on Pena.

    • Brian in NH

      wtf…i thought his value with his glove. Thats the second GB he’s missed

  • All Star Carl

    Get in front of the damn ball.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    A-Rod wouldda had it.

    • Pat D

      Yea he would.

  • Wes

    Pena, you blow!!!

    • Pat D

      I thought he sucked.

      • Brian in NH

        he’s done what was though impossible. he sucks and blows at the same time

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Andy Pettitte is a grinder. Yessir.

  • Brian in NH

    DH changed the American League style of play…

    no shit mccarver

  • All Star Carl

    LOL Cubs

  • Ross in Jersey

    Pena’s gonna be on a bus to Scranton if he can’t make these plays…

  • Total Dominication

    You didn’t think anyone would challeneg him? He hasn’t been the front-runner for months.

  • Ross in Jersey

    How can you talk about the NL Cy Young without talking about Josh Johnson? God McCarver is dumb.

    • Total Dominication

      or Halladay?

  • rbizzler

    Love how Buck was so quick to notice how Lackey was settling in but no talk of how CC has been solid since the second.

    • nathan

      because CC is store bought // McCarver’d

      — redsox once they don their jersey’s are home grown

  • Total Dominication

    Phillies entertaining the Mets? Are they in for a dinner party?

    • Brian in NH

      Phillies are putting on a talent show afterwards. I hear its amazingly funny

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Bahaha, I thought the same thing.

  • forensicnucchem

    For the other radio listeners:

    McCarron was about to say what Girardi had said about Posada/Berkman C/DH and my feed went out. Did Girardi say anything interesting about how he’s using them?

    • All Star Carl

      No

    • Mark

      Cervelli will catch javy/aj and Berkman will mostly be the DH.

      • forensicnucchem

        Oh, that already came out. Thought there might’ve been something interesting about Posada DH’ing, but should’ve known better. Thanks.

  • Total Dominication

    Ubaldo isn’t even in the top 5 in the NL in WHIP, ERA, FIP, XFIP, and he’s a distant 4th in WAR.

    • Brian in NH

      but he has so many wins! thats the only true measure of pitching success

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I’m pretty sure Jeter made his debut in Fever Pitch but whatevs.

    • Pat D

      Anger Management.

      But The Other Guys did debut, in the sense that it opened, yesterday.

    • NYY626

      was he really in that movie? I refuse to watch it. Wasnt Jeter in Anger Management though?

  • Pat D

    Mark Wahlberg has been bragging that he shot Jeter in a movie? Wow, that’s slightly disturbing.

  • Eirias

    I’m curious, anyone else here live in Cleveland?

    • Brian in NH

      FAIL

      why would you move to cleveland

    • Carlosologist

      What the $#@! is Cleveland? Did you make that up?

      • Pat D

        I think Cleveland is a city rumored to be near Akron, Ohio, though this hasn’t been confirmed yet.

      • Pete

        it’s the buddy sittin next to you huh

    • Brian in NH

      OK maybe if you are a world renowned doctor at the cleveland clinic or your work for Progressive Insurance…but like thats all there is there

  • All Star Carl

    Yankee offense decides to suck after we score 2 runs.

  • phughesisgod

    Can Joe Buck and Tim McCarver ever shut the hell up?

    • Pat D

      No. They’re the reason you’re watching this game. Didn’t you get the memo.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      They can’t, as it’s their job, but the mute button can do it for you.

    • Kiersten

      Well they’re broadcasters. I’m pretty sure (for some unknown reason) they’re paid to talk.

  • All Star Carl

    Tex is due for a hit.

    • poster on a different computer

      This is a joke, right?

  • nathan

    Mccarver and Buck went on and on about Jerry Lane demonstrating stricke 3 for Ortiz but never mentioned it when Lane did the same on DJ’s AB.

    Great announcing team.

    • Brian in NH

      maybe they do hate the yankees…but maybe just because the yankees are so popular and good, its still fashionable to hate the yankees. So they play to that? Idk…thats the only reasonable explanation I have for this

      • Slappy White

        I watched the 96 WS video the other day and they were full of love for the Yanks, so there may be something to that

        • Pat D

          You always root for the underdog. The Yankees were an underdog to the defending WS Champion Braves.

          The Yankees have not been an underdog since that year.

          • Slappy White

            that was kinda what I was trying to respond…but thanks

  • Slappy White

    A 3 run jack would be nice

  • All Star Carl

    Cano!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Cano!!

  • boogie down

    Obi-Wan Canobe!

  • Brian in NH

    man i love cano

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Good baserunning by Tex

  • smurfy

    good ol’ Cano, That’s a rally!

  • Mark

    Great job Robby!!!

  • All Star Carl

    Sado!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Our real catcher!

    • Brian in NH

      Posada Defense = Cervelli Defense
      Posada Offense >>>> Cervelli Offense

      please just stay health so we can keep starting you

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Kickass.

  • smurfy

    rally me home, sweet chariot!

  • boogie down

    LOVE the 2-out rally

  • Cy Pettitte

    Lackey is too gritty for his own good

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      His grit is spreading to the Yanks! Too much grit for one body to handle!

    • boogie down

      Buck and McCarver intimated as much. Bums, all of ‘em.

  • FachoinaNYY

    The grittiness is standing in Lackey’s way now! Thanks buck!

  • Mark

    Hey look a catcher that can get a hit, good thing he splits time.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Sado is burning up the basepads

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    I seriously can’t believe Fox just said Lackey gave up that RBI hit because he is ~too gritty.~

    Go Cano!!! And Posada!!!

    • Captain Bawls

      ….are you serious?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        They said his grittiness and guttiness and etc. made him unwilling to give in to Cano.

    • Ross in Jersey

      It’s Drew’s fault. That guy’s not gritty enough to catch line drives.

    • Pat D

      Yea I just went on a profanity laced tirade about it. My mother didn’t appreciate it.

      /why you shouldn’t watch games with your mother

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Hahahahaha!!

  • UncleArgyle

    Grit Giveth. And Grit Taketh Away

    • Not Tank the Frank

      IETC

  • Ross in Jersey

    Finally stringing together some hits. Keep the line moving, boys.

  • All Star Carl

    stolen base

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    LOL POSADA STOLEN BASE.

  • Carlosologist

    LOL Jorge stole a bag.

  • Slappy White

    Posada with the wheels

  • Captain Bawls

    Posada with the fleet feet!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    POSADA SB!

  • Ross in Jersey

    And there, boys and girls, is your final sign of the Apocalypse.

    • Pat D

      What, was Sarah Palin just elected President?

      • Ross in Jersey

        That happens after the Apocalpyse, obviously.

        • Pat D

          No, it’s the cause of the Apocalypse.

          After all, giving the nuclear codes to someone who said she expects Jesus to return during her lifetime can’t possibly go bad, can it?

          • Ross in Jersey

            Even Joe Buck has NFC what the strike zone is.

          • hello9

            uh, every single US politician who is a serious threat for the presidency is a religious nut including our current one
            http://www.salon.com/news/opin.....1/21/obama

            always good to see who the douchebags are who bring up politics when watching sports (and this is from somebody who thinks Palin wins a crazy battle against heavyweight Sharon Angle)

            • Pat D

              Your point would be better taken if you didn’t call me a “douchebag.”

              But since you decided to resort to that level, tough shit, I’ll say what I want.

              • hello9

                Why it’s an accurate label of the type of guy who tries to explain to me how scary Palin is during a Yanks game or how President Obama is a secret moozlim!! while I’m trying to watch the world cup.

                It’s ok, I accept that every fanbase has their share – doesn’t mean that the entire fanbase can’t appreciate Lackey’s missed pick off move.

                • Pat D

                  Look, all I’m saying is you didn’t have to call me a “douchebag.” Plain and simple. There is such a thing as a civil argument.

                  And, yes, Lackey’s missed pick off throw was f’ing hilarious.

      • Sick Nwisher

        I just puked in my mouth a little bit, thanks Pat.

        • Pat D

          I do what I can to remind people of the horrifying possibility.

    • hello9

      +1

      I came here just to see who would win the Jorgie SB comment game.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    See Gardy, even Jorge can steal one of VMart.

  • Bob Stone

    Way to Go Can – Hip, Hip Jorge

  • cano-is-the-bro

    haha jorge with his first stolen base of the season

    i love it

  • whozat

    so, that was a botched hit and run that worked out? Or just…you know, really showing up boston’s catchers?

  • Bob Stone

    Let’s go Lance

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Lackey giving up runs because he’s too gritty is instantly one of my favorite things I’ve ever heard on FOX.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Absolutely.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Earlier they said grit was a term they occasionally give out. And they proceed to say it 20 times today. That’s a gem right there.

    • Pat D

      Yea, I’m taking this now.

      • Pat D

        Actually, no, I’m not. It doesn’t work in a username.

  • Mark

    Man that 3-1 pitch was the one to hit, and not hit yourself.

  • smurfy

    Lackey’s cutter has been bedevilling

  • Cy Pettitte

    Berkman is a bum

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      I hate this comment!!! But!!!! I like your username!!!!

  • All Star Carl

    wow they are killing Berkman

  • Will (the other one)

    McCarver: “That’s his eighteenth steal, and this is his sixteenth year. That’s a little more than one steal a year.”

    • Cy Farnsworth

      Sadly, that stat proved too confusing for John Sterling to wrap his head around.

  • S.King

    dang lance. those two would have been nice to get.

  • Ross in Jersey

    At least he saw 6 pitches? :/

  • Cy Pettitte

    John Lackey – so gritty, fiercely competitive

  • Mark

    Throw this fat clown out of the game.

  • Humdinger

    That was a gritty strike call by Jerry Lane.

  • All Star Carl

    lol way outside

  • Will (the other one)

    Suck it, Papi.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Gift call there.

  • Ross in Jersey

    Rofl, holy shit. That was 2 feet outside.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Ortiz is such a little girl. Just like 90 percent of his team.

    • phughesisgod

      90%? Thats giving them too much credit. I’d say its about 95%, lol.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah that.

      • Pat D

        Well, it’s a 25 man roster, so we have to go in multiples of 4. It’s 80% or 84% or 88% or 92% or 96%…

  • Carlosologist

    Take a seat Ortiz.

  • Mark

    That was so far outside according to Gameday, lol.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    The strike zones the last two days have been hilariously lousy.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    That was closer than the pitch to Ortiz, eesh.

  • Pat D

    Ah ha! I just figured it out!

    John Lackey is too le-grit to quit!!!

    /Hammer’d

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Priceless.

  • Pat D

    Sliding head first is a bad idea all of a sudden?

    Rickey Henderson says, “Hi.”

    • phughesisgod

      Brett Gardner says “Hi” as well.

  • phughesisgod

    Hurray for inconsistent strike zones.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    As much as Papi’s being a little girl, he does have a point here.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Sure but the only thing he does in this game besides being slow is complain.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    It’s called an OVERHEAD view. Jesus H Christ. Use it.

    • Kiersten

      I’ve been bitching about this on Twitter all day. Just keep showing us the side view FOX, that totally helps.

  • Ross in Jersey

    HAHA I love this. Even Joe thinks McCarver is batshit crazy.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    “This was a strike to you?”

    *Pitch hovers a foot outside*

    “Yes.”

    • All Star Carl

      LOL

    • Ross in Jersey

      +1 LOL

  • Carlosologist

    Gardner woulda had that.

  • Slappy White

    Buck and McCarver give gay couples everywhere a bad name

  • boogie down

    Is there a Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion today? I haven’t heard it mentioned but I see that the MLB logo on the back of Cano’s jersey is pink and white.

  • Scarlet Speedster

    How much did Beltre get signed for?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      1 year 10 mil.

      • Scarlet Speedster

        Gracias.

    • Carlosologist

      He got 1/10M with a player option for 10M. Second best signing of the offseason.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I’m probably missing something terribly obvious but who was #1? Vlad?

        • Total Dominication

          Not as good. I’m thinking Huff.

        • Scarlet Speedster

          I can’t remember any of the big FA signings other than Bay, so I would guess Vlad’s No. 1.

          • Scarlet Speedster

            I just remembered Lackey.

      • Zack

        The player option is for 5m

    • Mark

      Wasn’t even close Buck.

  • Carlosologist

    Because Buck said Beltre has been healthy all season, he’ll take another liner to the nuts next inning.

    • Pat D

      Karma is a bitch.

      Just ask Glenn Beck.

      • SF Yanks

        huh…

  • Mark

    79 pitches through 6 for CC, nice.

  • Pat D

    Pedroia would have had it.

  • All Star Carl

    Granderson isn’t aggressive because he hasn’t be getting on base. God Sterling and Suzyn are idiots.

  • Slappy White

    This would be a good spot if Gardner could drag bunt

  • All Star Carl

    Wooo Granderson

  • Carlosologist

    And we complain about Posada.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Jinx. Soda. Kthx.

      • Carlosologist

        What do you want? I have Pepsi, Cherry Coke, Cherry Pepsi, Diet Lime Coke, and regular Coke in my basement refrigerator right now.

        • whozat

          I have Pepsi, Cherry Coke, Cherry Pepsi, Diet Lime Coke, and regular Coke in my basement mom’s basement refrigerator right now.

          Fixed that for you.

          /meme’d

          • Carlosologist

            But I still live at home. I’m 14 (or as bex says 10).

            • Pete

              LOSER!!!!!!!!!

        • Poopy Pants

          …and LOTS of diabetes.

          • Carlosologist

            It’s only for parties and poker night.

            /shrug

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Ahh and we complain about Jorge.

  • Cy Pettitte

    V-Mart lol

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Wow Martinez is bad.

    • Slappy White

      Montero’s D has gotta be at least that good, right?

      • hello9

        Montero’s worries are more about his receiving skills.

        Woot Ramiro.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Defense!

  • Total Dominication

    !!!

  • hello9

    That probably just knocked VMart’s CS% back to the teens.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Seriously, is Tim McCarver legally blind?

    • Pat D

      No, but Glenn Beck might be soon.

      /doing this to try and piss someone off

      • SF Yanks

        I don’t get it.

        • Pat D

          Glenn Beck has some condition that might make him go blind.

          The second part can basically be ignored now.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Cry us a river Buck. Put it right next to Ortiz’s lake he’s forming.

    • whozat

      what’s he whining about?

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        The strike call that Ortiz got that was a ball.

  • Mark

    Come on Pena 2 rbi day lets go.

    • Cy Pettitte

      on snap, A-rod better watch his back

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Pena!!

  • All Star Carl

    atta boy Ramiro

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Pena=beast.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ramiro Pena. True Yankee.

  • FachoinaNYY

    who needs arod?

    • JD

      they are a better team with cody ransom

  • Carlosologist

    Ramiro Pena has two RBI and Jorge has a SB. #ycpb

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Pena also has an error. #ycpb

      • Slappy White

        all hit, no field

    • Total Dominication

      The stolen base was off of Victor Martinez?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        V-Mart looks like he’s throwing in slow motion.

  • Total Dominication

    Is that his first RBI hit since Jopo’s 2nd GS game?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Oh fuck off Lackey. You blow. Get used to sucking for the next 5 years you douche.

  • All Star Carl

    Run baby run!

  • smurfy

    hmm, good ol’ Pena

  • Eirias

    Clearly Peña should play everyday.

  • Kiersten

    Run all day, all night.

  • whozat

    wait, did they really pitch out with Granderson on third, or was that just a misclassified terrible pitch?

  • Total Dominication

    Interference by Scutaro?

  • Mark

    Lay on him a little longer Scutaro.

  • S.King

    anyone agree with the “obstruction” argument? I’m listening to the radio

    • Total Dominication

      I do.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      There’s a good argument but the umps won’t do anything.

    • Pat D

      He was on the ground and then he dropped further down on top of Pena, so I could see the argument but fat chance it would happen.

    • hello9

      It was probably obstruction. But it’s the Sawx.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wow Scutaro.

  • whozat

    what’s the delay?

    • Scarlet Speedster

      Girardi arguing that Scutaro obstructed with Pena by laying on him after diving for a ball.

  • Brian in NH

    i’m liking where this is going. sabathia only at 79 pitches. offense tacking up a few more runs. Just need to get 9 more outs.

  • Carlosologist

    LMAO Scutaro flattened Pena.

    • whozat

      Tried to block him from getting back to the bag on the PO attempt? But he made it back anyway? Or was he called safe due to the obstruction?

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        He tried to block Pena from going to third. He made it back to second easy.

      • FachoinaNYY

        Scutaro held him up from potentially advancing to third…

        • Zack

          Pena has to sell that though, he just layed there. You have to try and get up and cause a scene.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Scuttro held him, holding?

  • smurfy

    Scutaro, with a great block!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    LOL Scutaro molested Pena there.

    • Slappy White

      /avoidingobviouspedroiacomparison

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    fucking scutaro…someone needs to be drilled.

    • Poopy Pants

      He’s wasn’t holding him.
      Can anyone here be objective, ever?

      • nathan

        Eh, he laid on him. Please check the replay, thats obstruction.

      • Scarlet Speedster

        He (Scutaro) was on top of Pena’s right leg and arm and laid there.

        • Slappy White

          in fairness, that play happens all the time and is hardly ever called

          • Scarlet Speedster

            Yeah, you’re right. That’s true.

          • Zack

            I’ve never seen an IF lay on a runner for 5 seconds after they miss a ball.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Buck gets excited for that?

  • smurfy

    Jete hit that good

  • S.King

    dang– two liners and nothing to show for it

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Not a fan of Hall. >:(

    • hello9

      been a great pickup for them – league avg hitting at multiple positions

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Meh 0.9 WAR despite playing multiple positions.

    • Pat D

      I am. After all, he’s had to deal with so much adversity being that he plays in Boston. If you know what I mean.

      /No Maas’d

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Hahaha truth.

        Bill Hall… Mike Cameron… Darnell McDonald… modern baseball heroes. (sniff)

  • hello9

    Crap, a couple shots at HOF Hall.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      /DiamondCutters’d

      • Pat D

        Diamond Dallas Page?

        • Pasqua

          Self high-five…

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Peter Gammons blog.

          • Pat D

            Oh, really? Considering DDP sued Jay-Z over supposedly trademarking the diamond symbol, I’m surprised he didn’t sue Gammons.

  • Total Dominication

    Scutaro having 15 errors is still so fucking hilarious..

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Doesn’t Beltre have like 29 or something really ridiculous?

      • Total Dominication

        At least he’s hitting.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          True, and I believe he’s an elite defensive 3B by all metrics/the eye test, just his bazillion errors makes me giggle.

      • Pasqua

        Looks like 15.

      • hello9

        yep, its one reason why his fielding is merely excellent vs mindblowing this year

    • Carlosologist

      Jeter has four.

  • hello9

    I kind of wish they’d miked up Pedroia during this game.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    That’s why his friends call him whiskers.

  • hello9

    hahahahhahahahahhaha

    “I move around like a cat”

    • Carlosologist

      Maybe that’s why he’s scored with so many women over the past 16 years.

      • Pat D

        He’d better pop the question to Minka Kelly soon. Considering the receding hairline and the receding skills, he’d better strike while the iron is still hot.

  • FachoinaNYY

    that was awesome by jete

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    /dead

    • Carlosologist

      IETC because it works with the handle.

  • Mark

    6-4-3, love it CC.

  • The Goose

    Ok, two things.

    1. Obstruction

    2. Why the heck do the friggin’ Cubs keep getting national airtime? I’m good with the Cards but really, MLB, really?

    • Brian in NH

      they are supposed to be the next red sox (lovable losers that we should all get behind to break their curse) but because they are so poorly run they will never get over the hump. at least the sox have good management and some good player development.

      MLB needs to sell a story…and it sells its past the best. And the cubs have the most pathetic past to overcome so they want to sell them beating it

    • Kiersten

      Plus, aren’t all their games on in most parts of the country anyway?

    • Pat D

      Cuz they’re the Cubs. They draw.

    • nathan

      I think the Mets had a Monday night game last night. the Mets !!

      I think the Cubs are way more entertaining and its the LN CEntral Cards-Cubs rivalry (just dont check the records :-) )

    • smurfy

      re #1, they should send that replay into Umpire’s Central for an instructional video

    • hello9

      Irish Hall of Fame?

      I hope they get gold statues of Shane MacGowan.

  • Brian in NH

    I think that CC is gonna pitch the 8th….hand it right off to Mo. Maybe D-Rob if the game gets outta hand

    • Total Dominication

      If he keeps throwing 10 pitch innings, he’ll go all 9.

    • S.King

      he better pitch the 8th– with a run or two added to the 5, and only 88 pitches, CC could finish

  • hello9

    high quality commenting at SOSH:

    Did I ever tell you about the time Robby Cano killed Osma Bin Laden and ground his bones to make a cure for cancer? /Buck

    • Scarlet Speedster

      Nothing but the best.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      SOSH is a snake pit. What’d they say when they practically declared Francona Pope?

      • hello9

        Their meltdowns threads are comedy gold.

        Especially if I imagine a Mayor Quimby accent behind each of the posts.

        • Scarlet Speedster

          Any time the bullpen/Papelbon fails, it’s just classic.

          • hello9

            The absolute zenith was the lugo days.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            I read the thread in that game against Colorado where the Sox had a big deficit early, then beat up Ubaldo, and Papelbon blew a big lead on two monster HRs, including a walk-off by I think Giambi. It was amazing.

  • Scarlet Speedster

    That’s good, I liked Hope Week.

  • Pat D

    Glad to see Hope Week is coming back.

  • Total Dominication

    I’m looking prescient right now:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1016664

    • Carlosologist

      I’m blaming you if CC gives up a run next inning.

  • Humdinger

    Buck is going to have to be fired now because he mentioned Obama in a positive light. Fox Network does not allow such nonsense.

    • S.King

      are you thinking specifically of Fox News?

      • FachoinaNYY

        this. fox network does not = fox news.

        • Pat D

          Yea, they’re just both owned by the same company.

        • Humdinger

          I sit corrected.

  • Total Dominication

    Didn’t he get 1000 a few weeks ago?

    • Total Dominication

      Yup, he’s at 1013. WTF is he talking about?

      • Total Dominication

        1015 with this game.

    • Andy

      Yeah he has 1,013.

    • Brian in NH

      we don’t include playoff hits because they don’t really count and happen in a fantasy land

      • Total Dominication

        That has nothing to do with hit.

        • Total Dominication

          *it.

  • Andy

    Did I just hear McCarver say 2 more hits until Cano get 1,000?

    • Total Dominication

      Major Fox Fail.

  • S.King

    red sox radio (i’m in Mass) just said, in summarizing Jorge’s day, “…and he also stole his annual base, when the red sox didn’t pay attention.”

    haha

    • hello9

      5 tool player

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      That’s hilarious. Isn’t the Red Sox radio guy supposed to be pretty good?

      • Brian in NH

        They actually aren’t too bad. just heavy on the new england accent if I remember. and as much of a homer as any hometown announcer is.

      • S.King

        they’re not too bad. the pitch of their voices is pretty annoying, but they’re honest in their delivery.

      • Cy Farnsworth

        They’re actually quite good.

        And from a schadenfreude perspective, Castiglione’s call of the Aaron Boone homerun is absolutely delightful.

        • hello9

          join the sosh meltdown reminiscing thread a little higher

    • Brian in NH

      If you’re close enough to the NH border you might be able to get the sterling voice of John Sterling. AM1270.

      • S.King

        just tried it, but it didn’t work. i get 880 when it get’s to 7:30 pm or so

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Uh didn’t Cano get to hit #1000 like two weeks ago? FOX, the least you can do is get your factual shit right.

    • nathan

      exactly!! I thought maybe i mis-heard / Clemens’d

      • Scarlet Speedster

        I thought “misheard/misremembered” was Andy?

        • nathan

          Now, I misremembered that :-)

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          I think Clemens said Andy misremembered, no?

    • Slappy White

      I like the term “factual shit”

  • Carlosologist

    I’m bigger than Pedroia. I’m 12 years younger.

    • peter

      i never quite get why it is alright to make fun of one’s height. ofcourse he has reached better heights than most commenters here can.

  • Total Dominication

    I don’t get naming someone after yourself.

    • Pat D

      You’re basically saying, “I expect you to be like me and if you’re not, you’ll always have to hear about it because you have the same name!”

      • Total Dominication

        and all my other kids aren’t as good as you.

        • Pat D

          At least one of his daughter’s names doesn’t start with “C.”

          You gotta love those ultra pretentious people who name all their children with the same first letter. *cough*Roger Clemens*cough*

  • Brian in NH

    man 4 kids for the sabathias? are they adherents to the quiverfull movement?

  • Brian in NH

    ok finally a good play at the hot corner by Pena

  • Carlosologist

    That’s a big baby. 7 pounds 11 ounces? wow.

    • Total Dominication

      Have you seen the father?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Already bigger than Rosenthal/Pedroia.

      /obligatory’d

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    “He’ll probably take another one with the Red Sox down by three.”

    (swings away, grounds out)

    • Brian in NH

      Love how they have such a knowledge on the ins and outs of the game. that made me laugh a little

  • Total Dominication

    He has to be in for the 9th, right?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      What’s his PC?

      • S.King

        only 99 i think

    • Pat D

      Uh, no.

      • Total Dominication

        Only 100 pitches, he often goes 110-115. He was rollin’!

    • Slappy White

      Gonna go to Mo

  • S.King

    i’m gonna say it: send CC back out there for the 9th

  • Mark

    Great job CC, props to whoever said before CC will stop them at 2 runs.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Ok first, whoever decided that off white paint going over white paint in a basement was a good idea, has no idea how much light is needed to see where you last painted…

    On the game…. CC is a beast… Hell of a game from him.

  • Total Dominication

    Huff signing has been super underrated. 3 mil for a guy with 20 homers so far, a 400 obp, and an avg over 300.

    • Carlosologist

      That signing was IMO tied for best signing of the offseason.

      • Pat D

        Well, after his season last year, it would be easy to see why no one wanted to give him big money.

        No it will be interesting to see if someone overpays him this year and he continues to decline.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Guess its going to be Mo.

  • Mark

    Going to start the boo birds on Berkman already, come on.

    • Pat D

      Yea, because a grounder to short when you’re up 5-2 in the 8th is so deserving of it.

    • FachoinaNYY

      I don’t like it, come on yankees fan, give the man a little credit.

    • Carlosologist

      The average fan is more or less an idiot.

      • Pat D

        Think of stupid the average person is, and then remember that half of them are stupider than that.

        /George Carlin’d

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

          See: 1/8 of an inch below.

          • Slappy White

            thats 1/8 an inch ?

      • larryf

        Perfect for Buck and McCarver….

  • UncleArgyle

    I ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, grounding out all the time

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

      Least. clever comment. ever.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Meh, all the homophobic shit in the Cervelli thread this morning/afternoon were worse.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          WAS worse, bexy fail.

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

            At least it was more clever. How the fuck did that guy know what Lance and I do with my pet moth?

            • Slappy White

              new least clever comment ever

      • UncleArgyle

        i get it! the comic book guy from the simpsons from like 20 years ago. creative

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yankee fans suck.

  • Total Dominication

    Buck being sensible is such an odd thing to hear.

  • Kiersten

    Lance Berkman is a professional hitter. You know, like every other hitter in the Major and Minor leagues, he gets paid to hit.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Question: How much do you think Berkman’s struggles have to do with his DHing… he hasnt done this much, if at all, in the past correct? I know lot of players (Posada comes to mind), hate DHing. Just wondering everyones thoughts.

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

      Could it be a reason he’s currently struggling, like he’s getting adjusted to it? Possibly. However, it won’t be a problem for much longer I suspect.

      • FachoinaNYY

        Yes, I was thinking as it the Dhing contributing to his struggles. I would agree that he should be adjusting to it soon as well.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Kearns looks a little like a skinny pre-stache Giambi.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    David Justice hit .143 in his first 21 ABs with the Yankees in 2000. 3 hits. Did have a HR and 3 RBI

  • Mark

    Joe West would love the time of this game so far.

    • Pat D

      For a Yanks/Sox game on Fox, it’s pretty amazing.

    • hello9

      8 pitches. Mo can probably go both the next games if needed.

  • S.King

    brett has been struggling!

    and i do think berkman is going to turn soon.

    keep CC in!

    • Mark

      Agreed, wouldn’t mind to see Kearns in left field tomorrow.

    • S.King

      oh fine. bring in the best reliever in baseball history.

  • hello9

    Ben Affleck in ‘Town’ looks like Elijah Wood in Green Street Hooligans.

    • Pat D

      That movie actually looks good. Affleck directed it. He also directed Gone Baby Gone, which was pretty good despite its Boston setting.

      • hello9

        Hmmm, I’ll have to give it a shot. It’ll be interesting to see Don Draper in the present.

        As the other guy said, GSH was actually an excellent flick despite the gut busting front cover of the movie with the hobbit trying to look tough.

    • FachoinaNYY

      GSH was amazing… highly underrated movie

  • Carlosologist

    Mo’s ERA is super tiny.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      That’s not what she said.

      • Mark

        If it were an Ipod it would be a shuffle.

        Pam’d from the office

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        well i’m sure she said that to someone. HEY-O

  • smurfy

    nice Swish catch

    miy a bang off the wall

  • Cy Farnsworth

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

  • Carlosologist

    Game over. 1.5 up in the division!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    A Red Sox/Yankee game that was less than 3 hours… what……..

    ZZ :D That’s win #150 for him, by the way. Congrats. :)

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Doesn’t get much better than going from CC right to Mo.

  • smurfy

    pls notice: Pena contributed

    • whozat

      pls notice: that does not indicate anything about his overall value to the team.

      • smurfy

        done decided, have ye?

  • hello9

    I fail at the reply button.

    I’m hoping this means Mo can go both games.

  • smurfy

    I guess Rosenthal was uncomfortable with his eloquence

  • mike c

    i wish that traded for giambi instead of berk the jerk

    • mike c

      wrong thread
      /d’oh