Game 109: Big Stoppa


(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


  1. Klemy says:

    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.

  2. Wooderson says:


  3. Ross in Jersey says:

    Holy crap… 17-7 Blue Jays.

  4. Chops says:

    Two Center fielders today?


  5. Mike Nitabach says:

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

  6. nathan says:

    Big Game Shields got shellacked in TOR.

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

  7. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

    • bexarama says:

      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 says:

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

        • Kiersten says:

          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…

  8. bexarama says:

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

  9. Ross in Jersey says:

    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?

  10. j says:

    fuck you lance berkman.

  11. Jose the Satirist says:

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

  12. VO says:


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

  13. j_Yankees says:

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

  14. Andy says:

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

  15. Dirty Pena says:

    You hear that? REMARKABLE!

  16. Carlosologist says:

    Ew, already a “heart and soul” mention.

  17. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  18. VO says:

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford) says:

      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…

  19. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  20. Mark says:

    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?

  21. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m surprised Girardi remembered he has another catcher…

  22. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  23. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  24. VO says:

    Isn’t Lackey too big to be gritty?

  25. j says:

    McCarver’s “Gritty” Count – ONE.

  26. ZZ says:

    Consistently bad?

  27. esteban says:

    the gritty John lackey!

  28. bexarama says:

    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.

  29. Dirty Pena says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH John Lackey is so gritty!

  30. Cy Farnsworth says:

    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.”


  31. Kiersten says:

    John Lackey is gritty. Terry Francona says so.

  32. James A says:

    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

  33. j says:

    joe buck is going to die tonight.

  34. Mark says:

    Just shut up Joe Buck.

  35. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  36. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Is gritty synonymous with sucky nowadays? Because Lackey blows.

  37. j says:

    Tex is definitely swinging better… thank God.

  38. forensicnucchem says:

    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.

  39. Jack says:

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

  40. j says:

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

  41. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  42. esteban says:

    Joe Buck strikes again.

  43. Slappy White says:

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

  44. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thanks again Scutaro.

  45. Carlosologist says:


  46. VO says:

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

  47. Brooklyn Ed says:

    Swisher is a freaking genie!!! LOL…

  48. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Pitching and defense!

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

  49. Brooklyn Ed says:

    jesus, 15 errors for Scuarto. wow!!!

  50. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  51. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  52. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  53. Mark says:

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

  54. JobaWockeeZ says:

    but gritty is a term so rarely used!


  55. Carlosologist says:

    Robbie draws another walk. Adding to his career high.

  56. Zack says:

    First time ever Cano has been called gritty

  57. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  58. Brooklyn Ed says:

    “Cano is not a store brought player.”

    …then what’s international free agent signing?


  59. j says:

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

    how will u feel?

  60. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

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

  61. All Star Carl says:

    Posada got a hanger and missed it.

  62. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    We want Jesus

    clap, clap, clap clap clap

  63. James A says:

    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…

  64. Jake H says:

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

  65. Total Dominication says:


  66. Carlosologist says:

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

  67. All Star Carl says:

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

  68. Not Tank the Frank says:


  69. Total Dominication says:


  70. All Star Carl says:

    Big Stoppa is choking.

  71. S.King says:


  72. Mark says:

    Wow this is great.

  73. UncleArgyle says:

    Lowell looks pretty good for a guy too hurt to trade

  74. Ross in Jersey says:

    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?

  75. Carlosologist says:

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

  76. j says:

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

  77. Mark says:

    Oh that Theo Epstein is such a genius.

  78. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

  79. Carlosologist says:

    At least he has a good change today.

  80. Total Dominication says:

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

  81. James A says:

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

  82. cano-is-the-bro says:

    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.

  83. Pat D says:

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

  84. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Reverse of the 2-0 lead curse…

    Book it.

  85. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

  86. Pat D says:

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

  87. Kiersten says:

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

  88. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Nice job by CC limiting the damage.

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

  89. Carlosologist says:

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

    Mine would be this:

  90. Total Dominication says:

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

  91. All Star Carl says:

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

  92. rbizzler says:

    Nice AB. Gritty, even.

  93. Ross in Jersey says:

    Yay, more of high-OBP Lance, please.

  94. Adam says:

    Third walk already, good sign. Excellent at bat.

  95. All Star Carl says:

    Lol Sterling.

  96. Ross in Jersey says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Granderson!

  97. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I thought Granderson was teh sux0r?!?!?

  98. Reggie C. says:

    thank you GRANDERSON!

    What a shot into dead CF!

  99. j says:

    granderson missed that by like 1 foot.

  100. j_Yankees says:

    Berkman BB…Granderson triple.

    I LIKE.

  101. ZZ says:

    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.

  102. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:


  103. Adam says:

    That was a shot! One-handed no less.

  104. Mark says:

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

  105. Carlosologist says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa I was told Granderson sucked balls.

  106. Total Dominication says:

    That ball was crushed!

  107. Slappy White says:

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

  108. Total Dominication says:

    When did Gardner’s average get this low?

  109. forensicnucchem says:

    It is high, It is far, It is…

    Ugh, I hate you Sterling.

  110. Mark says:

    It is right down the middle Brett.

  111. Pat D says:

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

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

  112. Reggie C. says:

    Very, very disappointing Bg.

  113. Adam says:

    Is Leslie Nielsen behind the plate today?

  114. Total Dominication says:

    Just hit it on the ground Pena.

  115. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  116. j_Yankees says:

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

    Get some fucking hits.

  117. All Star Carl says:

    Nice job Ramiro

  118. Mark says:

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

  119. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  120. Adam says:

    Excellent job joven!

  121. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    That’ll do, Pena.

  122. Not Tank the Frank says:

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

  123. ZZ says:

    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.

  124. Total Dominication says:

    Good job people!

  125. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    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.

  126. Kiersten says:

    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.

  127. Carlosologist says:

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

    .751 OPS
    105 OPS+
    56 SB
    11 CS
    83.5 % SB rate

    • BigBlueAL says:

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

  128. j says:

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

  129. All Star Carl says:

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

  130. Pat D says:

    I can has good umpiring?

  131. All Star Carl says:

    He was out

  132. Adam says:

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

  133. Zack says:

    Jed “Twinkle Toes” Lowrie

  134. bexarama says:

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

  135. Pat D says:

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

  136. All Star Carl says:

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

  137. Carlosologist says:

    STFD Ortiz.

  138. Justin says:

    Indignant Sterling is hilarious.

  139. Pat D says:

    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.

  140. forensicnucchem says:

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

  141. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

  142. Adam says:

    That pitch was on the ground…

  143. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That wasn’t close to hitting the dirt.

  144. Carlosologist says:

    That shit was low. Not even close.

  145. Pat D says:

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

  146. Ross in Jersey says:

    Holy shit, that is not a strike.

  147. j says:

    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 says:

      He saw more $$$$ in broadcasting.

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

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

  148. bexarama says:

    What kind of a call was that o_O

  149. UncleArgyle says:

    That ball bounced

  150. Scarlet Speedster says:

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

  151. Pat D says:

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

  152. j_Yankees says:

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

  153. All Star Carl says:

    Posado going deep.

  154. Pat D says:

    “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.

  155. Total Dominication says:

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

  156. Pat D says:

    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.”


  157. All Star Carl says:

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

  158. cano-is-the-bro says:

    nice gardner

  159. Mark says:

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

  160. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  161. Rob Has no Innings Limit says:

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

  162. All Star Carl says:

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

  163. bonestock94 says:

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

  164. Total Dominication says:


  165. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  166. Not Tank the Frank says:

    Holy shit Eiland sounds just like Brett Gardner!

  167. nathan says:

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

  168. Mark says:

    Come on Pena.

  169. All Star Carl says:

    Get in front of the damn ball.

  170. bexarama says:

    A-Rod wouldda had it.

  171. Wes says:

    Pena, you blow!!!

  172. bexarama says:

    Andy Pettitte is a grinder. Yessir.

  173. Brian in NH says:

    DH changed the American League style of play…

    no shit mccarver

  174. All Star Carl says:

    LOL Cubs

  175. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  176. Total Dominication says:

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

  177. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  178. rbizzler says:

    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.

  179. Total Dominication says:

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

  180. forensicnucchem says:

    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?

  181. Total Dominication says:

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

  182. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  183. Pat D says:

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

  184. Eirias says:

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

  185. All Star Carl says:

    Yankee offense decides to suck after we score 2 runs.

  186. phughesisgod says:

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

  187. All Star Carl says:

    Tex is due for a hit.

  188. nathan says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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

  189. Slappy White says:

    A 3 run jack would be nice

  190. All Star Carl says:


  191. boogie down says:

    Obi-Wan Canobe!

  192. Brian in NH says:

    man i love cano

  193. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Good baserunning by Tex

  194. smurfy says:

    good ol’ Cano, That’s a rally!

  195. Mark says:

    Great job Robby!!!

  196. All Star Carl says:


    • Brian in NH says:

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

      please just stay health so we can keep starting you

  197. swisher's fauxhawk says:


  198. smurfy says:

    rally me home, sweet chariot!

  199. boogie down says:

    LOVE the 2-out rally

  200. Cy Pettitte says:

    Lackey is too gritty for his own good

  201. FachoinaNYY says:

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

  202. Mark says:

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

  203. bexarama says:

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

    Go Cano!!! And Posada!!!

  204. UncleArgyle says:

    Grit Giveth. And Grit Taketh Away

  205. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  206. All Star Carl says:

    stolen base

  207. JobaWockeeZ says:


  208. Carlosologist says:

    LOL Jorge stole a bag.

  209. Slappy White says:

    Posada with the wheels

  210. Captain Bawls says:

    Posada with the fleet feet!

  211. Ross in Jersey says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      What, was Sarah Palin just elected President?

      • Ross in Jersey says:

        That happens after the Apocalpyse, obviously.

        • Pat D says:

          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 says:

            Even Joe Buck has NFC what the strike zone is.

          • hello9 says:

            uh, every single US politician who is a serious threat for the presidency is a religious nut including our current one

            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 says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

                  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 says:

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

    • hello9 says:


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

  212. JobaWockeeZ says:

    See Gardy, even Jorge can steal one of VMart.

  213. Bob Stone says:

    Way to Go Can – Hip, Hip Jorge

  214. cano-is-the-bro says:

    haha jorge with his first stolen base of the season

    i love it

  215. whozat says:

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

  216. Bob Stone says:

    Let’s go Lance

  217. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  218. Mark says:

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

  219. smurfy says:

    Lackey’s cutter has been bedevilling

  220. Cy Pettitte says:

    Berkman is a bum

  221. All Star Carl says:

    wow they are killing Berkman

  222. Will (the other one) says:

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

  223. S.King says:

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

  224. Ross in Jersey says:

    At least he saw 6 pitches? :/

  225. Cy Pettitte says:

    John Lackey – so gritty, fiercely competitive

  226. Mark says:

    Throw this fat clown out of the game.

  227. Humdinger says:

    That was a gritty strike call by Jerry Lane.

  228. All Star Carl says:

    lol way outside

  229. Will (the other one) says:

    Suck it, Papi.

  230. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Gift call there.

  231. Ross in Jersey says:

    Rofl, holy shit. That was 2 feet outside.

  232. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  233. Carlosologist says:

    Take a seat Ortiz.

  234. Mark says:

    That was so far outside according to Gameday, lol.

  235. swisher's fauxhawk says:

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

  236. bexarama says:

    That was closer than the pitch to Ortiz, eesh.

  237. Pat D says:

    Ah ha! I just figured it out!

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


  238. Pat D says:

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

    Rickey Henderson says, “Hi.”

  239. phughesisgod says:

    Hurray for inconsistent strike zones.

  240. Cy Farnsworth says:

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

  241. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

    • Kiersten says:

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

  242. Ross in Jersey says:

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

  243. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    “This was a strike to you?”

    *Pitch hovers a foot outside*


  244. Carlosologist says:

    Gardner woulda had that.

  245. Slappy White says:

    Buck and McCarver give gay couples everywhere a bad name

  246. boogie down says:

    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.

  247. Scarlet Speedster says:

    How much did Beltre get signed for?

  248. Carlosologist says:

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

  249. Mark says:

    79 pitches through 6 for CC, nice.

  250. Pat D says:

    Pedroia would have had it.

  251. All Star Carl says:

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

  252. Slappy White says:

    This would be a good spot if Gardner could drag bunt

  253. All Star Carl says:

    Wooo Granderson

  254. Carlosologist says:

    And we complain about Posada.

  255. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ahh and we complain about Jorge.

  256. Cy Pettitte says:

    V-Mart lol

  257. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Wow Martinez is bad.

  258. swisher's fauxhawk says:


  259. Total Dominication says:


  260. hello9 says:

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

  261. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Seriously, is Tim McCarver legally blind?

  262. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  263. Mark says:

    Come on Pena 2 rbi day lets go.

  264. All Star Carl says:

    atta boy Ramiro

  265. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:


  266. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Ramiro Pena. True Yankee.

  267. FachoinaNYY says:

    who needs arod?

  268. Carlosologist says:

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

  269. Total Dominication says:

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

  270. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  271. All Star Carl says:

    Run baby run!

  272. smurfy says:

    hmm, good ol’ Pena

  273. Eirias says:

    Clearly Peña should play everyday.

  274. Kiersten says:

    Run all day, all night.

  275. whozat says:

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

  276. Total Dominication says:

    Interference by Scutaro?

  277. Mark says:

    Lay on him a little longer Scutaro.

  278. S.King says:

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

  279. whozat says:

    what’s the delay?

  280. Brian in NH says:

    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.

  281. Carlosologist says:

    LMAO Scutaro flattened Pena.

  282. FachoinaNYY says:

    Scuttro held him, holding?

  283. smurfy says:

    Scutaro, with a great block!

  284. bexarama says:

    LOL Scutaro molested Pena there.

  285. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    fucking scutaro…someone needs to be drilled.

  286. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Buck gets excited for that?

  287. smurfy says:

    Jete hit that good

  288. S.King says:

    dang– two liners and nothing to show for it

  289. bexarama says:

    Not a fan of Hall. >:(

  290. hello9 says:

    Crap, a couple shots at HOF Hall.

  291. Total Dominication says:

    Scutaro having 15 errors is still so fucking hilarious..

  292. hello9 says:

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

  293. Cy Farnsworth says:

    That’s why his friends call him whiskers.

  294. hello9 says:


    “I move around like a cat”

    • Carlosologist says:

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

      • Pat D says:

        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.

  295. FachoinaNYY says:

    that was awesome by jete

  296. Joe West's Music Career says:



  297. Mark says:

    6-4-3, love it CC.

  298. The Goose says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      Cuz they’re the Cubs. They draw.

    • nathan says:

      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 says:

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

    • hello9 says:

      Irish Hall of Fame?

      I hope they get gold statues of Shane MacGowan.

  299. Brian in NH says:

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

  300. hello9 says:

    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

  301. Scarlet Speedster says:

    That’s good, I liked Hope Week.

  302. Pat D says:

    Glad to see Hope Week is coming back.

  303. Total Dominication says:

    I’m looking prescient right now:

  304. Humdinger says:

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

  305. Total Dominication says:

    Didn’t he get 1000 a few weeks ago?

  306. Andy says:

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

  307. S.King says:

    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.”


  308. bexarama says:

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

  309. Carlosologist says:

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

    • peter says:

      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.

  310. Total Dominication says:

    I don’t get naming someone after yourself.

    • Pat D says:

      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 says:

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

        • Pat D says:

          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*

  311. Brian in NH says:

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

  312. Brian in NH says:

    ok finally a good play at the hot corner by Pena

  313. Carlosologist says:

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

  314. bexarama says:

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

    (swings away, grounds out)

  315. Total Dominication says:

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

  316. S.King says:

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

  317. Mark says:

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

  318. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    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.

  319. Total Dominication says:

    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 says:

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

      • Pat D says:

        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.

  320. FachoinaNYY says:

    Guess its going to be Mo.

  321. Mark says:

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

  322. UncleArgyle says:

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

  323. Total Dominication says:

    Buck being sensible is such an odd thing to hear.

  324. Kiersten says:

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

  325. FachoinaNYY says:

    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.

    • Dirty Pena says:

      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 says:

        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.

  326. FachoinaNYY says:

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

  327. j_Yankees says:

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

  328. Mark says:

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

  329. S.King says:

    brett has been struggling!

    and i do think berkman is going to turn soon.

    keep CC in!

  330. hello9 says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

      • hello9 says:

        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 says:

      GSH was amazing… highly underrated movie

  331. Carlosologist says:

    Mo’s ERA is super tiny.

  332. smurfy says:

    nice Swish catch

    miy a bang off the wall

  333. Cy Farnsworth says:

    Ballgame over! Yankees win!

  334. Carlosologist says:

    Game over. 1.5 up in the division!

  335. bexarama says:

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

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

  336. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

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

  337. smurfy says:

    pls notice: Pena contributed

  338. hello9 says:

    I fail at the reply button.

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

  339. smurfy says:

    I guess Rosenthal was uncomfortable with his eloquence

  340. mike c says:

    i wish that traded for giambi instead of berk the jerk

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