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And on the bump, Phil Hughes. Enjoy the game.
Welcome Back Centaur
….back again. Arod’s back. Tell a friend!
Here’s hoping he stays healthy.
I’m a little surprised he’s starting at 3B. Thought he might DH the first time.
Probably didn’t want to lose Thames bat.
I can’t wait to see the A lineup with Swisher/Berkman…
Cano getting the day off I guess?
He deserves it, I’m sure he’s gotta be tired.
Yeah. I guess everytime I see a regular out of the lineup I assume they are hurt, heh.
Hes been out of sorts the past couple games… he has looked like he needs the day off.
He probably day-to-day with a sore back, from carrying the team.
Look it’s that selfish, cancerous, stat padder bastard back with the Yankees….YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You forgot World Champion.
There seems to be only 1 position player spot up for grabs for the playoff roster. My guess is it’ll be down to whether they decide to take a 3rd catcher, 2nd backup infielder, or 5th OFer (not counting Thames).
Maybe Golson plays his way onto the team as the 5th OFer (pretty useless) and pinch runner (more useful). I’d hate to see a 3rd catcher because the illusion of Cervelli handling certain pitchers appears to have dissipated, thankfully.
I’d hate to see Nunez make the team, just because I don’t want to see Axisa go on a killing spree.
Hopefully we see some Whitey and Thurman today.
Cant believe we’re 21-3 without him. Thats beyond explaination
Cody Ransom is better!!!!
Does anyone know who is coming off the books for the Sox after this season? V-Mart, Papi, Paps?
I’m wondering how much money they will have to throw around and compete with the Yankees re: FA’s.
V-Mart, Ortiz, Varitek, Hall, Beltre for sure. Lester, Pedroia, and Youkilis are all getting raises through their contracts. Papelbon’s up for arbitration, so he’s getting a raise. Ditto Ellsbury and Buchholz.
Wow. Thank you very much.
VMart and Beltre are sure to get some nice extensions. Ortiz probably will at a discount tough. I think they’ll still be in ‘Yankee territory’ so I don’t think they’ll go after Lee or Crawford since John Henry is ashamed of it.
And they’ll want a spot open for another ace in their staff in Kelly.
Dunno if the Red Sox resign Beltre. I think Boras finds him a big, multi-year contract elsewhere.
He’s a top 5 AL WAR player so I think they’ll get him. I don’t think the 3B market can adequately replace him nor do I think they have a prospect that can take over.
But I hope you’re right. I can’t stand him and I don’t want the Sox resigning a good player.
The Red Sox may not be able to let him go. And yet at the same time, I’d be terrified of giving him a big contract since he’s had two big seasons and a lot of mediocre seasons.
Yeah and some sucker will pay him alot of money. The Marineers fell for that trap years back.
This. Especially if they re-sign VMart and feel like he should get starts at 1B with Youkilis moving to 3rd.
They have some flexibility, but they really need to resolve their catching situation. They have a solid, but not spectacular outfield when healthy. Like the Yankees, they were planning on relying on their infield for much of the offense.
Others will know more than me, but definitely V-Mart and Ortiz, and Beltre too. I don’t think Papelbon is going to be a FA.
aaaand Mike already answered with a better answer
About 68 million coming off the books. Ortiz has a pretty big club option. Beltre has a 1 mil player option. Lowell, VMart, Varitek are their big FA’s. Papelbon will be in line for an arbitration raise. He may get non-tendered or traded because he’s already making 9+ mil this year. Will be interesting.
That’s pretty darn thorough. Awesome.
IMO, last offseason seemed to be all about making room for Mauer this coming offseason. Luckily, that didn’t work out for them.
It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.
Yeah, totally agree with the Mauer thought. He would’ve been a complete game changer – much like Tex was for the Yanks.
They don’t need Cliff Lee. They already have 5 aces.
if you were to count the grand wizard Wakefield, Timsy and the budding kelly, one can assume they have 7 Aces. you do not want play high stake poker with this team.
Papi,Vmart,Beltre are the big ones, that’s like 35 mils right there. Pap will be offer arb IMO. but fear not, Poop, one only need to gaze upon the rosey cheeks of Kalish and Nava to assure that youth and energy have gained another year of Grit,Gut and Grizzle under the tender nurture of Theocracy. With Kelly the wunderkind strutting around the corner, The red Nation can manifest their destiny without the benefit of any big free agents.
This, Jebadiah Gammon will assure you, wounded souls of New England.
A-Rod! Now the lineup is deeper and thicker than it was for the past few weeks.
Deeper, thicker and a bit less disease-free.
no doubt, but with Pena , not a good hitter,not good RH hitter and Golson, it seems the lineup is lighter and faster today.
Smaller boat, but more motion in the ocean–so to speak.
yeah, you are hoping to drill rapidly albeit not as deep.
The Yanks are really lucky that Thames has been killing it the last 2-3 weeks. They’ve been able to withstand the Tex, Swisher and Alex absences. And now they can give Cano a day off without opening up too big of a black hole. Golson and Pena in the lineup may seem awful to us, but seriously, go look around the league.
Keep it going
I’m too lazy to look it up but I’d venture to say Hughes has faced the Blue Jays more than any other team this season. I know he wants a bounce-back outing but it’s going to be tough against a lineup that has seen him so much.
And of course I’m wrong. Three starts…but he hasn’t fared well.
Three way tie between the Red Sox, Orioles, and Jays for three times. Jays make it four today.
Let’s get greedy, boys.
How many articles about how the team can’t win with A-rod and his hollywood personality if we lose today? I say…. 5.
I’m with you.
Is anyone else surprised to see Jeter hitting 2nd? There’s the whole Jeter hitting into too many DP’s thing, but also because Gardner is very unlikely to gidp. Also, Jeter is at his best when he can be aggressive and swing early in the count. If Gardy is on base, that may curtail Jeter’s aggressiveness.
I guess the concept of the 1B holding Gardner on and opening up a hole for Jeter outweighs the negatives in Girardi’s mind.
Also Gardner’s OBP is alot better
this, Gardner has been putting up some ridiculous numbers in the #1 spot, he also sees a ton of pitches per AB.
BG has a cannon, made that pretty close
Wow, looked out on the replay.
It looked like he missed him on the back of the leg
yeah, though it grazed him before he got his foot down, but I guess not.
Bad tag there.
Gritner with the cannon.
A little Mariano cutter right there
HOW DARE YOU STRIKE OUT JOSE ON THAT CUTTER
Hughes just won the game
excellent pitch there
I love that Bautista is having an awful series, making the wins that much sweeter
hughes having a little trouble holding that curve
I really hope the Yankees win today, not because of the general fact I always want them to win, but if they lose the mass amount of articles about A-Rod hindering the Yankees ability to win.
WTF are you thinking Phil?
Sheesh… that was tagged
I miss crappy Vernon Wells.
Use the fastball too much and he got burned
Posada was set up away – it could have been a cutter that didn’t cut. Maybe Jorge was looking for a cutter like the Bautista strikeout pitch.
Hill’s double was on a bad curve.
Phil needs to work in the curve and change today.
I seriously don’t understand that call. 0-2 to a FB hitter and you call a FB? Why?
Sterling is so God dam decieving
it was a line drive shot to left centerfield
Hughes has so many 0-2 hits off him or 0-2 to 3-2 counts, hopefully he can develop a put away pitch for next season
That cutter to Bautista should be ok for an out pitch but he needs to throw it more
He has put away pitches, I just think he needs to trust his stuff more. Instead of consistently trying to overpower someone, try to go offspeed, or a breaking ball out of the zone. I think it’s a pitchability issue, not a pitch not being good enough issue.
This is our top speed lineup. Gardy/Nunez/Golson/Pena/Grandy. We can beat you so many ways. Saw Montero go deep in the first and hit 2 doubles. He is a hitting monster. We will be back in this game of course…
Nunez isn’t playing today. And as for Golson/Pena/Nunez: You need to get on base before your speed can be utilized.
sorry about that-just got in. They’ll get on base…
Well we all know that 2 run homers in the first arent always a good thing
That just wasn’t a smart pitch. I know it was a mistake, but all of these Jays hitters are fastball hitters, especially Vernon Wells. I think a curveball would have been a better choice in that situation.
His first few curves weren’t good.
But on 0-2 he could afford to throw a low curve or two
Ok offense go to work!
.317 BA, .449 OBP as a leadoff hitter…if Joe moves him back to 9 I will be pissed
Hughes needs an out pitch.
Wow I’m shocked that Jeter hit into a double play.
Captain double play strikes again. Christ. It’s not even like he makes it hard for them to turn it. I could do that.
capt soft ground balls could back up Nunez for all i care… his ABs are joke of lately.
typical Jeter. he has GOT to be lower in the lineup. Sadly it’ll never happen.
If only Jeter was batting lower in the lineup the whole year, then we would have the best record in baseball … oh wait. Or at least we would have had an 8 game winning streak right now … oh wait, nevermind.
Things are going well, therefore it’s foolish to improve…?
My point is that it would not be an improvement to move Jeter down the lineup. It would hurt the team for multiple reasons, in my opinion. And Girardi seems to agree with me.
Giving Jeter less AB’s is an improvement.
Meh, I think a lineup of Gardner, Swisher, Teix, Alex, Cano, Posada, Berkman/Thames, Granderson, Jeter makes more sense.
I see your point; I just disagree.
What are the multiple reasons it would hurt the team?
Would Jeter become a clubhouse cancer? Would fans call into talk radio? Would the MSM play the Yankees are Disrespecting Jeter storyline?
Wait what? That logic says that we are in first and have an 8 game winning streak because Jeter is high in the lineup. What you said is completely irrelevant.
Jeter either takes 2 pitches and Gardy steals or drop him down to 7 or 8. Enough already!
That is something that annoys me, and not only Michael Kay does it:
When they say, “No Yankee has ever done this … since 2004.” Why start with “no Yankee has ever done this,” why not just say “the last time a Yankee has done this.”
I’m sure I’m the only one this bothers, but it is just annoying. 2004 is not even that long ago. And Nick Johnson did it last year.
omfg another damn double play
This is a huge problem. Why is he in the 2 hole. The team has to come before the legend
I would rather see Gardner run on the first pitch every time even if he gets caught then to see that.
Oy Vey! Should we shvitz about cecil pitching again?
COME ON A-ROD!
I miss A-Rod’s old batting music (the ridiculous “This Is Why I’m Hot”)
“This is the way I live” was great also.
I got to say that if Jeter was such a team player he should go to Joe and say he wants to be moved down. He is killing this team
He should bat lower but…. killing the team? lol
I’d rather see Jeter bunt on 2 strikes than swing away with his GDIP tendencies.
innings like this are ass
Anyone know how many DP’s Jeter has hit into this year?
THey said 20
Thanks, I’m not able to watch the game.
That was #20
Educated Guess: 119
So what has to happen for jeter to get moved down the lineup
He will have to suggest it himself
Gardner has to never steal and there has to be always less than 2 outs and then maybe…..
He has to sign with another team.
14-15 years of Jeter gives him great leeway to make us all suffer this year…
This. Larryf is right. Jeter’s track record of being the active hits leader, and supreme BA has come before his lackluster season. I’m not shocked, really. Not to say that I don’t have a problem with it.
I’m not shocked they’d give a veteran time to fight through a slump- but it’s September.
But if people want Jeter to move down in the lineup, then shouldn’t Cano and Arod switch spaces ttoo?
Seniority is a bitch sometimes. Every manager values seniority. Every. Single. Manager.
Oh I get that. But managers skip starters in the rotation, because that’s what’s best for the team. No different than batting order.
The batting order is sacred, my friend. Plus Jeter’s offense isn’t crippling to the Yankees. Which is why a drop in the order may not seem ‘justified.’*
*Justified, as in the manager sees his production as not too detrimental to the team to not slight Jeter. If the manager thought that Jeter’s talent was having an incredibly negative effect on his team, then trust, Jeter would drop.
“Plus Jeter’s offense isn’t crippling to the Yankees.”
So that defends having your 2nd worst offensive player hit 1/2? And having blind faith in the manager isn’t trust, it’s an excuse.
I’m guessing that you would have dropped Tex down in the batting order in May, right?
If suffering means having one of the best shortstops in the American League in a down year for him, then I love to suffer.
How many of those SS are leading off or hitting 2nd with 20 GIDP?
A good curve to Buck. That’s a start
And a good curve to McDonald
Still – he’s going 90% FBs. Flash is right – when you get lefties 0-2, throw the change
Yay, more innings like this please, Hughes.
File this under, “I’m sure I’m the only one who cares about this”
But I always notice that gorgeous Yankee waitress in the camera shot when a lefty is up. Usually, the staff go about their business and don’t pay attention to the game. But a couple of games ago, a lefty let go of the bat and just missed hitting that waitress in the head, and she was all shook up. Now, whenever a lefty is up, the waitress and other staff stop what they are doing and watch the game, presumably for safety reasons now.
That was kinda interesting to me.
I point out the waitress all the time. Dela usually chimes in with “She has nice boobies” or something to that effect. I doubt it’s coincidence that she has the section that sees the most TV time.
Yea. My thoughts exactly. I see her every game, ha. She was clearly strategically given that section. I’m sure all the Yankee waitress’ are gorgeous for those super expensive seats though.
They should be. If I spent that kind of coin on those seats I’d demand she feed me caviar and grapes in the nude.
hahah. Can’t argue with that.
She does have the nice boobies
She is absolutely stunning.
Wow. Ok I’m going to start paying attention when the next lefty comes up. Blond or brunette?
Look for more of a young Tyra Banks (before her forehead and ego got to Andre The Giant proportions).
Black. Hair and all. Think Naomi Campbell.
I’m always entertained by watching the slobs in her section ogling her…AND by watching her.
I’m too focused on being one of those slobs watching her (not in her section obviously) to notice the other slobs, ha.
As a complete slob, I can easily spot other slobs and read their minds.
In a way, I’m encouraged by what Phil Hughes has done this season. He’s been pretty good overall without any consistent secondary pitch to speak of. His curve, cutter, and change are bound to improve.
How is it a safe bet that he’ll improve his change if he never throws it?
I’m sure he’ll work on those things in the offseason and ST. The changeup to me is less of a concern than the cutter and curve. His curve HAS TO improve. It’s awful.
The scouting report was the curve was top-notch. Haven’t really seen that this year. Hope you’re right, man.
We heard that the reason he won the job was his changeup improvement, when in reality he’s worked largely off his fastball and cutter. The fastball’s been good, the cutter a pleasant surprise overall, but the curve seems worse than it had in the past, the changeup non-existent.
I vaguely remember hearing that they changed Hughes curve from his minor league days for whatever reason. So he is throwing a different kind of curveball now. And worse, ha.
He had a slider and they ditched it for a curve.
The curve is good, his location with it sucks
Damn, Mickey-D. At least he can’t hit worth a lick.
Sounds like the Jays brought the leather today.
Alot of people consider Jeter the ultimate team player and ARod a selfish player, but Alex switched positions just to come to the Yanks and Derek wont even talk about a position change as he gets older. there is no way he would go to Girardi and ask to be moved down in the order, although if he was such a team player, he should……just my opinion
good point but keeping him at short will allow us to see more jumpthrows on balls hit to his right (one step) and 360 pirouette throws on balls hit to his left (one step). We can look forward to it these next 3-4 years….
we don’t know whether or not that convo has taken place or will be taking place in the next contract negotiation.
I will simply say this, I have little problem in letting Jeter walk after this season. allocate that money somewhere other than giving it to 37 SS. I will roll with Nunez and another stop gap SS to back up.
I could care less if he is approaching 3000 hits. he is very mediocre this year and might never be much more than he is now.
Theyll NEVER let him walk…..no way
Jeter >>>> Nunez
This year and probably for a number of years in the future.
Jeter is having a down season only by his standards. He’s still one of the most valuable SS in the AL. If there were a quality replacement out there, then I’d be ok with letting Jeter walk, but there’s not.
As for the initial point, why on earth should Jeter move off of SS? His defense is average and his offense is average. If you move him to another position his offense suddenly looks well below average and there’s not guarantee that he will play better defensively. What position could he play next year where the Yankees don’t already have a better option under contract?
it seems to me the Yankees has prioritize Hughes mastery over command of FB before fine tuning his secondary pitches. I think more utilization of changeup will help this him a long way in becoming of even better pitcher.
His curve was his touted secondary offering coming up. I’m wondering why it’s not an effective weapon for him and what he can do about that.
The problem with curve you can’t always throw strike with it. poor command can also lead to gofer balls. People are apt to lay off his curves and gear for his FBs. since it seem to me he throw 70 percent of time. Hughes will need the change up going forward. it will benefit him a great deal.
The same exact reasoning applies to changeups. You can’t always throw them for strikes, bad command leads to poor results, etc.
My point is that he has, supposedly, had an excellent curve in the past. It was his out-pitch in the minors, and his command of it (coupled with good command of a plus fastball) is what elevated his prospect status. The change up was something he worked to develop over the last year.
He’ll need SOME plus offspeed offering. I don’t care what it is. However, given that he had great success with the curve coming up, one wonders what happened with that.
good point about hughes needs a plus curve. the point of a change up is not the fact it’s easy to throw strike with, rather, if you have good command of fb and good arm speed action on your change , you don’t need to throw it for strikes . A hitter would offer at it because it travels on the same plane as a fb. Hughes has excellent control of his FB, that’s why a change up will help him vitally. that said, a good changeup.
A-Rod’s back yet Ramiro Pena still plays…sigh…
To be fair, Cano has played like, every game this year. He deserved a break. They’ve won 8 in a row, after all.
Cano should get a day off, you’re right…point being, Ramiro Pena still fucking sucks.
There aren’t many quality backup infielders. That’s why they’re backup infielders and not starters.
I’ve got that sinking feeling…
well we can’t win every game but now it would be nice to see ARod carry us for a few weeks..
I know we cant win every game but if they lose today, they have to win tommorrow.
They could lose tomorrow as long as they win Tuesday and Wednesday.
Winning each series is what matters.
Though I agree that I don’t like losing the first game of the series.
No, what matters is winning the most games by the end of the season. Today is 1/162 if that puzzle. Just like tomorrow and just like the next day. Winning series is only important because it means they’ve won more games overall.
im sick of seeing that nasty aorta….fuck the smokers quit line
First changeup! (Snider swing and miss)
Change-up sighting! A swinging strike.
Or was it a cutter?
The gun showed it as 84…most likely a change.
Yep. Just backed up the DVR to check the velo. And another one just now.
Fastball looks a lot faster after the 84 mph change
How can Michael Kay acknowledge that run support is the only reason for high win totals in one breath, then tout wins as the most important pitching stat in the next?
1 + 1 = 3.
I thought 1 + 1 = 11?
Could be that too.
He went to Fordham.
You said something about condiments? I lost my focus.
THat run support is a small reason why CC isn’t running away with the Cy Young
Obviously Michael Kay read Emerson:
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”
Nah… he’s just a boob
How the hell can you make such bad pitches 0-2?
Golson, Pena, Gardner next inning
can you say back-to-back-to-back?
Back-to-back-to-back. Wait, what?
Seeing Golson out there makes me wonder why am I seeing Golson out there ?
Swisher and Kearns are dinged up.
didnt know about Kearns…whats hurtin him ?
Something with his thumb, I think I read. He also got hit on the hand the other day.
Was at the game yesterday and saw some of the players leaving the stadium after the game. Pena driving a pretty spiffy Porsche SUV. Oh to be a backup infielder with no power!
Oh to spending every last dime you earn!
Sounds like he does have power…horsepower that is.
Oh, to be broke by the age of 30.
(just messing around. maybe he is financially responsible other than that.)
You’ve got to be kidding me
Another 0-2 fastball
I liked Aaron Hill better when he was hitting like Ramiro Pena.
ugh, come on Hughes….another 0-2 shot
Hughes is a girl.
God dammit. All the blue jays do is hit home runs. So annoying.
It’s much less annoying when they’re solo shots though. And not on 0-2 pitches.
You’ve got to exploit the Jays’ aggression. Hughes’ inability to use offspeed pitches really kills
I don’t understand Posada and Phil’s utter lack of wasting a pitch.
That wasn’t Posada’s fault. He was setting up down and away and Hughes completely missed
Why would you call for the fastball is the question. Show another pitch, make the hitters think about something else. Yes both pitches tailed to the middle but you can’t just throw the fastball.
Yankees fans were cheering and high 5-ing each other in the bleachers after the HR? Wierd.
Dat 3rd strike is always da hardest for Phil.
More 0-2 Fastballs Please.
He’s so stupid, no baseball IQ.
Wait, this isn’t Joba pitching?
What ails Jeter:
All of that is just a hypothesis that can’t be tested. Jeter could very well bounce back next year. It’s interesting, sure, but don’t take this as the gospel or anything.
Not taking it as conclusive, just sharing the theory put out there by a reasonable baseball (for lack of a better term) authority…and maybe helps rationalize/explain the frustration of his of-late suktitude
SteveO, the observations of Jeter plate mechanisms are factual. The hypothesis here is more or less whether it’s a product of age rather than injury.
to that end, i will say he has as good as of chance of not bouncing back.
0-2 to 3-2. I love this sort of stuff.
Greg Maddux, on 0-2, career: 11 home runs allowed. (per JoPoz)
It’s just not fair to compare to Phil Hughes to Greg Maddux.
Not really meant to be a comparison, just an incredible stat. Phil had only given up 2 0-2 homers in 342 career innings before today.
Greg Maddux is truly in a league of his own. Or as Michael Kay would say, “a borderline Hall of Famer.”
Hughes’ splits are always amusing to see.
Carlos Pena was considered a top prospect that, for some reason, needed a few years and several organizations to figure it out.
The comparison to him being a late bloomer and Jose Bautista being a late bloomer is not very accurate, methinks.
If Hughes gets a postseason start, it has to be on the road, no?
I think Hughes should learn a splitter…but thats just me.
No way. Puts way too much strain on the arm.
Whenever Hughes gets an 0-2 count, I think he should just throw 3 intentional balls. Then go for the put away.
So do we blame A-Rod for the end of the streak?
I know it’s early but…
Hughes either needed to get that fastball way way up or bounce a curve there
he obviously has a plus fastball, but the Jays are just sitting on it and theyre going to run into a few
this is where he needs to either get comfortable enough with his cutter or his change that he can use them in any count
How low does Jeter’s BA have to go before they have to stop airing those “Jeter’s got an edge” commercials?
How about “It doesn’t matter?”
Hes got an Edge baby
ARods name on the line-up card is KILLING the Yankees
just kidding but 21-3 without him is really wierd
Kay loves the fallacy of the predetermined outcome… why can’t he love the “post hoc ergo propter hoc” fallacy?
Golston turns on the FB, and turns on the jets
Way to go hook nose.
Golson’s got some serious wheels. I thought he would be toast at second.
wow, nice hitting by Golson there
I went to a SWB-Pawtucket game where Golson went oppo for a 3 run dinger
hes got more power than you’d think
A legit shot?
Well it wasnt a 450 footer but he lined it out into the party porch area
it wouldve been gone at YSIII thats for sure
Not going down 4-0 that’s for damn sure. Let’s go Yanks!!
Ramiro the Hero staying hot. Me gusta.
EL OH EL.
Golson and Pena get on.
On the one hand, I hate bunting in that situation.
On the other hand, awesome bunt by Pena.
The real Scooter would be proud of Pena there
Ramiro the hero, very nice bunt
Maybe Pena isn’t so dumb after all?
Baltimore strikes first in the first against the Rays. I hope they kill today then get killed for the next three. Sorry, Buck
CIRCULAR LINUP 1!1!!
Also, that bunt sounded like a wiffle bunt.
Golson can fly and Pena contributes. Speed is good even in this, the station to station long ball era….
ok now get some runs in before jeter can hit into another DP…
On the board. I’ll take it.
Jeters gonna homer here
Hehe you’re silly.
Nicely done! Now please no GIDP. Send Pena and give Tex a shot!
*checks the pitching matchup*
*sees Brett Cecil*
*rolls eyes and prays for hanging changeups*
Shut up Michael Kay. Shut up Shut up Shut Up!!!!
Take a page from Joe Torre and hit and run here to help Jeter out
take a page from joe torre here and move jeter down to the 8th spot
The fuckin chicken comes first but the question is who has sex with the rooster
Some german guy, obviously.
Who will then sew three roosters together…
good job jete…keep the inning alive
Kay history fail.
Alex needs to be productive today just so they’ll shut up about how the team did without him.
He’ll be blamed for ending the winning streak.
He’ll be blamed for the murder of John F. Kennedy.
and Abraham Lincoln
Derek will have 3 more years to show frustration Kay-don’t you worry.
Don’t be scared of Tex give em a strike homie!!
Such a powerful swing and a little nubber, foul. Here it is…
Why are comparing this game to last year’s game against Baltimore?
BOOOOOOO ARDO SUCKZZZZZ
a game tying HR by A-Rod here would be an excellent addition
Cody Ransom would’ve hit a game tying homer.
SHould the blame begin
Yes. Let’s blame A-Rod. It’s not that the lineup has Pena and Golson at the bottom, it has nothing to do with Jeter, and Phil’s two homers allowed certainly have nothing to do with it. All A-Rod. DFA him immediately.
I know that it seems unreasonable to blame him, but the media will.
Fuck a change-up, 89 ain’t sexy…99 is bitch now throw the heater!
this is madness
no…this is SPARTA
Maybe 2001 for the trivia question? Both Clemens and Moose were up around 20 wins.
Figgy & Guidry had 20 in ’78
I’m in Colorado…is the question the last two yankees to get to 20 W’s?
FWIW, Moose only got to 20 in his last season (2008).
No, it was who were the last two Yankees to finish 1-2 in wins.
The answer was Whitey Ford and Jim Bouton in ’63, though Bouton was also tied for second.
Ahh, thanks…I thought that they might throw in a question about two pitchers getting to 20.
Hughes doesn’t have a fair chance to do that though this year (even excluding this game).
Random thought, but what guy currently starting for a big league team would surprise you most if he threw a no-hitter?
I say Rodrigo Lopez
If we’re going by this season:
But he also is the person least surprising to throw a no-hitter.
He has 2 in his career, right?
Another changeup sighting – grounder to first on 1-2
I hope this pattern doesn’t hold up for Hughes, i.e., alternating between a 2-run HR inning and 1-2-3 inning.
Reply fail. Silly firefox.
Honestly, who should we blame if the streak ends?
Are you really being serious?
It’s all about the media. I dont want to blame A-Rod, but I just know others will.
Well, winning streaks do have a tendency to end. I don’t think that anyone expects them to never lose again.
Yea someone from ESPN NY will probably try to make a funny and say, “Look ARod came back and they lost!” but that can’t be taken seriously.
If you really want to blame someone, well, if the score holds as it is, blame Hughes.
I just hope alot of peoplethink like you do.
maybe blame cecil
Blame it on the a-a-alcohol
another missed location
What’s the quiz question today?
Sabathia and Hughes are first and tied for seconds with wins. When was the last time this happened to Yankees?
See Phil? Isn’t it easier when you throw a breaking ball every once in a while?
change up for the most part has looked good.
Not to be a jerk, Flash – but on the strikeout pitch to Buck, Phil missed his location – was supposed to be inside, and was more outer half
Another out on a changeup to a lefty (on 1-2)
yup, missed location is ‘great’ if the batter swings through it and a ‘mistake’ if it’s launched 500 feet
I’m so, so, so tired of talking about Phil’s pitch selection, honestly
Jorge reminds us that he, too, is a master of the DP!
ENOUGH with the damn double plays!!!
Could they at least not make the inning so easy for Cecil?
How the fuck does Clay Buchholz have a 2.25 era in the AL east with only around 100 k’s in 150 innings and a 2 to 1 K to BB ratio? And in like his rookie year. Is he really that good? Or just lucky this year? He is making Hughes look bad.
doesn’t make mistakes on 0-2 pitches
A lot of skill and a lot of luck.
16 wins cant be called bad, not as good maybe, but not bad
Is Hughes younger?
He’s almost two full years older than Phil Hughes.
Yea. Hughes is younger. I just threw that last line in for the hell of it.
I just don’t get how he could be having this good of a year. Mind boggling. Or mind bottling, as they say here at RAB.
Rookie year? Hasn’t he pitched the last two seasons in Boston, or was it two seasons of superhype?
I don’t know how MLB defines “rookie.” That is why I said “like” his rookie year. His first full year.
Here’s a question:
If the White Sox beat the Red Sox today, they will pass the Red Sox in the Wild Card standings. So if the Yankees lose, does their playoff magic number actually go down then?
no, it would stay the same
So the number only goes down by 1 at most today, and only if they win.
What happens if Tampa also loses?
If Tampa loses, the division magic number drops.
yeah kay, worked real when moseley gave up the lead
Hughes and AJ really has lot of similarity to Burnett
Burnett’s arsenal 93mph (average) mph fb and a good secondary curve .
problem, he has poor command of fb and curves. Hitter sitting on FB , bang he gets hammer by a good fb hitting team !
Hughes’s arsenal. 93-94 fb and a decent secondary curve. very good control and command of fb , throws 70 percent time. Decent control of curve.
problem, he throws way too much fbs. on those occasions where he miss in the zone against a dead red team like Toronto. Bang….way too predictable even if he attacks the four quadrant with it.
the only thing that left me wonder is, why aren’t Eiland or the catcher calling more changeups? is this a organization philosophy thing in Hughes case? with Burnett, maybe he is too dumb to ever adapt period, is calling his own shots.
either way, they both can benefit in throwing the change up with more freq. actually, it might be vital in a year or so.
I disagree. I think that Hughes stays away from his curveball because he doesn’t have full confidence in it as an out pitch.
I think that Burnett stays away from his curveball because he’s constantly behind in the count.
Burnett has poor command of his FB and 90 percent of time he can’t throw his curve for strike. it doesn’t take a genius to a scout to advise any team to sit dead read on him. I am surprise with his diminishing Velo he is not getting hammer more !
Hughes has poor fastball command? He has the same bb/9 as CC.
huh? he has good command of his FB, as he normally attacks the four corners of strike zone with it. my problem is , predictability , he throws way too many of them. A changeup that lives mostly on the same plane will benefit him a great deal because his fb command. it doesn’t have to be a good one, but just decent. hitter would offer at it even it is thrown for strike.
Just because a pitcher doesn’t walk people, doesn’t mean he has good command of his pitches.
If they did it 24 years ago, it’s not “never been done.” Hasn’t been done in a long, long time, yeah. Been done, though.
It’s the usual tactic to make a stat sound more profound than it really is.
Just Kay being himself, then. Awesome.
hey. I just commented on that above. I will re post here because someone finally agrees with me, ha:
“That is something that annoys me, and not only Michael Kay does it:
When they say, “No Yankee has ever done this … since 2004.” Why start with “no Yankee has ever done this,” why not just say “the last time a Yankee has done this.”
I’m sure I’m the only one this bothers, but it is just annoying. 2004 is not even that long ago. And Nick Johnson did it last year.”
That was a comment about Gardner’s consecutive BB streak.
The hot waitress looks very sad
They’re out of napkins.
Was that Jose Bautista who was just picked up on the mic?
I heard someone say, I only have 103 rbis, i could use a few more
I’d say that Hughes has thrown a few more than 2 bad pitches this afternoon.
like that one
Yup… look at the replay on the Snider double – looked like the FB drifted back to the middle (target was outside)
Exactly. I don’t know why he keeps saying that. How about Aaron Hill’s double earlier in the game that he almost got thrown out on. Just to name one, let alone all the other pitches Hughes got away with.
Strand ‘em Phil, keep us in the game!
montero can’t be as bad as that, right?
Montero will soon be here and Jorge will be a memory. Jorge never hit 20 HR’s at age 20. Heck, he didn’t even catch until he was 23 I think. Jesus is awesome!!!! I think he hit a ball 475 feet Friday night to left center. I was there…
Solid job by Hughes working out of trouble. 1 run is acceptable there.
So I’ve been offered Brett Favre for Brandon Marshall and Chad Henne. Should I accept or decline? I’ve got Big Ben, but he’s suspended for 4 weeks.
Decline. Although if Henne is your starting QB, you may have problems anyway.
For four weeks. Then Roethlisberger will be unleashed.
Yea, true. Stick with what you got. As you already did.
Thanks, I usually need some type of reassurance. I don’t know why.
Dunno if we’re supposed to talk FF here – but I’d stick with Marshall and Henne. Favre lost Rice, and I like the Marshall/Henne combo in Miami
I think all game threads are open threads. Not 100% sure though. I’m sure I will be corrected if I am wrong.
I already declined the trade. I just wanted other people’s approval of a move that’s already in the books. FF is all good. It’s just politics *cough*Rose*cough*
I remember that – that was pretty ugly….
Weirdest thing about FF conversations – it all depends on the size of your league. I’m in a 14-team league with 3 WR, 2RB and a flex, and we’re scouring the waiver wire for guys like Kareem Huggins. Guys in 10-team leagues are picking Big Ben or Santana Moss off waivers
You’re right, I’m in a deep league.
i would trade favre for b marsh straight up. You can find other QBs and Henne isn’t that bad. Favre isn’t going to be as good this year anyway
oops i read that wrong, yes you should decline that trade
They gotta score 2 here
Another “who gives a fuck” moment by Kay
Gardy with another walk. Fucking base clogger.
Just keep it going, Jeter.
yeah, lean into one
May not see Mr. MVP next week.
No need to push him and go into the playoffs with their best player hurting.
Thanks for reminding me. He is on my fantasy team, and it being the playoffs, I’m done without him. Even if I win this week (which it is looking good), odds of me winning next week are slim. Let alone my competition has just about every pitcher on his staff with a two start week.
It was a fun year while it lasted, ha.
COME ON TEX!
Teix HR please
scared to pitch to Jeter…..lol
Jeter can walk?
/I keed, I keed
4-1 Orioles… thanks, Buck
Come on Phil.
Time to shut down Hughes for the year. Bullpen time.
Bleh. Doesn’t seem to be our day. Oh well, couldn’t expect the winning streak to last forever.
god i hate the blue jays and their homeruns. Its the only way they freaking score runs
Has Hughes hit the wall?
For everyone worried that ARod would have taken the blame for this loss, I think it is safe to say the MSM media will be swan diving off Hughes bandwagon instead, and maybe rightfully so.
No way, he has 16 wins, they’re not jumping off any bandwagon.
Watch it happen. They have to yell about something. And they will be yelling about Hughes.
The fan made a nice grab there.
It’s wonderful how he can’t keep the ball in the park here, but he can on the road.
Umm…Hughes has not been fantastic today, broadcaster guys.
I just tuned in last inning, and I find it hard to believe he’s been fantastic.
Am I missing something? Hughes has been fantastic today?
No. He hasn’t been as bad as the box score indicates, but he’s been nowhere close to fantastic. Nowhere.
Exactly. He has definitely been victimized by the homerun ball and not been getting hit around, but that still does not equal pitching fantastic.
Gotta lay a lot of the blame on pitch selection
He doesn’t need to throw a lot of changes and curves – but against a lineup that loves fastballs, he needs a change of speed.
The double to Lind was on a pitch that was decent – inside FB – but the batter was sitting FB
that , it really isn’t that complicated.
Yes it is, it’s easier said than done. I love how people like you say “JUST THROW MORE CURVES DUH” and act like it’s such a simple fix.
Ross, the execution is the complicated part of any pro sports, else, you and I will be playing.
So, say that. Hughes is 24 years old.
huh? he is 24 years old.
the assertion is simply this, if hughes mixes more curve and change up against dead red hitting team, the result could possibly be better than the bottomline today.
That idea in itself is not so complicate to appreciate. no one is calling him a disappointment.
Hughes’ curve was inconsistent – but the change was decent. Mixing those in – especially the change against lefties – could help a lot, even if neither is a plus pitch
If he can improve those pitches, it could help him a ton. There’s no guarantee he CAN improve them, of course
How could he be considered a top-of-the-line pitcher if he’s only got ONE CONSISTENT plus pitch – the FB.
The man needs to improve the change-up or curve. Clay Buchholz at similar age flashed a much more varied arsenal than Hughes has at age 24.
Man, Granderson has been smoking the ball lately, even against lefties. I’ve said it before – he’s going to have a huge 2011.
Oh yeah, 2011 Granderson is going to be ’10 Swisher.
How about the ’10 playoffs!
I really thought that might get out.
I’m hoping for an IF single.
“I think we might have overstated Phil Hughes” – Oh really Kay?
A 2 run Sac Fly? Unheard of! Outrageous!
If you take the free skin cancer test and they say you have it, do you stay and enjoy the game ?
Sergio Mitre and huge part of ballgame should be mutually exclusive.
wow, Mitre trying his hardest to put this one out of reach
White flag from Joe I guess
Nobody warming up ? WTF?
I don’t get Girardi’s hard-on for Mitre. Hopefully there’s a better option next year.
maybe its the beautiful hair ?
Not a ‘hard-on,’ it’s just that someone has to eat these innings. Better him than a reliever who can be used in higher leverage situations.
I know this game has sucked, but shouldnt it be against the rules of fandom to boo a team on an 8 game winning streak with the best record in baseball?
Four run lead and this team and its explosive offense has a chance, a chance… could have gone with any skilled reliever we wanted too.
Its not looking like its our game. But you are right, there is a chance, a small one.
I see what the slant of your post now. Girardi likes to use everyone in his pen. Some disagree, but he always seems to get all 25 men on the roster some playing time.
I have no problem with going with Mitre there. Getting the bullpen a day off in a probable loss >>>>>>>>> Working the bullpen to try to stay within shouting distance of the lead.
Considering the lineup we have ran out there, and with Javy, Aj, Hughes, Moseley all struggling (well, the later isn’t struggling, he just, is) and Pettitte still out, this 8 game win streak was all the more amazing.
That could have been a shitload worse. Now we need to score 2 runs at least.
O NOOOOES BLAME MITREEEEEEE UNDER DA BUSSSS
not going to win every game rays will lose and red sox will sweep rays
That Kate Smith sounds hot
Overbay is either really bad or really good. Looks like the bad player showed up.
So you are saying he is the AJ of first baseman?
Overbay is actually very bad, bad, mildy good, or good. In that order.
There was a time when Overbay was pretty good…but those days are OVAH!!!
One year wonders FTW.
Overbay Hughes is either really bad or really good. Looks like the bad player showed up.
Can we pinch hit someone for Golson?
Oops, I though he was after Pena, not before, forgot.
Lucky you got a hit there Pena, I did not want you to swing on 3-1.
Golson and Pena have more hits than the 1-4 batters now. This is silly
Baseball, you just can’t predict it.
holy smoke ,Pena is rocketing towards 240 avg that is fucking amazing!
the dude has knack of hitting slow ground balls in places where they aren’t any fielders!
Time to feast on an inferior bullpen.
What are they afraid of? A double play?
no, a strike out …
Driving that train, high on cocaine. Casey Janssen is ready, watch your speed.
Jeter, just get on base. That’s all I’m asking.
that was pathetic
Back-to-back Tex and A-rod now. Please.
That was just bad. That pitch wasn’t even in the tasteful high strike area.
Yeah, Jeter loves to chase FB high. The sad thing is, Janssen doesn’t throw hard.
Bah, Jeter loves the high FB.
just be grateful he only made one out this time.
I would be grateful if we weren’t down by 5 in the bottom of the 7th.
Tex, A-Rod and Cano should all finish with at least 100 RBIs. And possibly Swisher. 4 players with 100 RBIs…how neat!
You just killed a piece of Keith Law’s spirit.
It is neat. Not really representative of quality play (other than that the offense as a whole is great), but still neat.
Here comes the A-Bomb!!!!!!!
Well, he did get a run in.
I’ll take that
Single, so pathetic.
This is still all A-Rod’s fault.
Yea A-Rod put too much pressure on Hughes to pitch well in his return.
sweeter than sweet
He just wanted to be on base for Thames.
Oh shit, Thames is up. Shit’s gonna get nasty.
Time for Dr. Thames, PhD to go to work
Colby Rasmus requested a trade from STL. Wow.
Albert Pujols says Cardinals need to find a way to get Colby Rasmus “out of here”
Esteban says “The Yankees need to make an attempt to obtain Colby Rasmus”
It’s interpreted differently if you read the whole article. He pretty much says ‘If he doesn’t want to be here, find a way to get him out of here.’ Not nearly as bad as saying ‘get him out of here.’
Wow. That’s kind of a big deal.
Rasmus is a douche.
I don’t think so. Rasmus just wants to play. Dude is arguably one of the best high school players of all time, and now he’s on the bench? I’d be pissed too.
The kid is what…12 years old? I respect that he wants to play but he’s a bit of a brat. I’m not doubting his talent, but I don’t particularly care for this new wave of rookie sensations who expect to be treated like veterans. Plus, how often do you hear Pujols say shit like that?
No, wait, ignore all of that. I just don’t like the way he wears his hat.
Tony La Russa, is that you?
He’s probably just sick of sitting through 4 pitching changes an inning.
i believe the Rod is doing some preliminary drilling before doing sweet deep drilling… AJ, get the fucking pie ready, i feel it.
Busting him inside to set of the outside junk?
Or just keeping him from getting his arms extended.
Man, A-rod was in such a good position to yell “HA!” again.
Thames pop out. Way to go A-Rod.
Mike Lupica tomorrow: “Alex should have stole signs, but he didn’t and Thames ended up popping up. The Yankees can thank Alex for losing the game.”
What’s the over/under on runs Mitre gives up this inning?
0.5. And I’ll take under.
TB 5, Balt 4
i am thinking this puny 4 four can definitely be overcome by these sons of the Bronx. AJ, get the pie ready , fosho!
jebbaaaadiaheeez, damn PoPo, back me up on this.
wow you really have to try hard to mess that up Hill
Cano is on deck, right?
Berkman. They can save Cano for later.
Or not, why?
Cool that wasn’t ball 4 or anything.
Swisher did not look good out of the box.
Damn. Come on Puma!
O’s up 7-5!
lets go O,s
Puma is sir pounce a lot less on the right side.
That’s not good.
I’m gonna start a conversation here: I would honestly, right now, rather see Pena or Nunez in the lineup than Jeter.
not Pena , he is like the ultimate slappy slappy non hitter, I would rather see Nunez than Jeter at this point. He is showing me a more potent bat , though he is pretty hacktastic.
There is no debate. Jeter >>>> Nunez >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pena.
I like Nunez at the moment. He knows how to put together a solid at-bat. While I desperately want to bash Jeter, I’ll do my best to restrain and suggest a drop to 8 in the lineup. Either that or allow Nunez the opportunity to show his stripes. I believes he’s earned a shot in A-Rod’s absence.
I like Nunez at the moment. He knows how to put together a solid at-bat.
I know you dislike him but I sense a bit of scrap in the li’l guy.
You always get one a game from Mark, never fails
Well, this is looking like a loss. Good thing, the Yankees are a lock for the playoffs, and don’t have a third team breathing down their necks.
it’s time to invoke the spirit of Jobu, the jays have left us with little choice.
anyone got a bucket of popeye’s chicken ?
O’s up 8-5 now
glad Cash let the Rays take Qualls and we took Wood
as the great Suzyn would say ” bless Buck and his little heart. John, can you explain this?”
Lee will miss his next start with a sore back. Maybe he is not such a sure thing this off season.
Maybe he’ll come cheaper now. We need a #2 starter……BAD!
“Texy.” Really? Really?
It’s time for the “Suck up to Michael Kay” minute.
“I don’t want it to be about me.”
Of course not, Michael.
Have I mentioned that I love Jonathan Albaladejo?
Can we come back from being down four? I think so. We’ve been killing the ball as of late, so it’s not out of the question.
That clownface is oddly accurate.
Despite the 4 run deficit, it’s worth pointing out that Kevin Gregg sucks balls.
We aren’t done yet.
leadoff double, nice, i smell a comeback
Jeter with the GIDP….just kidding
At least it will be difficult for Jeter to hit into a DP here.
Liner to second.
Haha, “a Jeterian out.”
Gameday says strike 1 was a comically bad call.
Damn. Two hard hit flies, two outs.
Damn you camera angles with your deception.
Well, we’re done
ZOMG!!!1!1 We lost a game after winning 8 straight!!11! I can’t believe we are only 2.5 up in the division and 10 in the WC1!!11
/am i doing it right?
I meant done in the game, not in the playoffs.
(Someone’s trying a little too hard to fit in)
Yeah not so much. I’ve been around for some time, I don’t need to try and fit in but thanks though!
That didn’t look like a strike.
Gameday had the first and third strike as far inside
Well, screw gameday or screw the ump!
So did my naked eyes, man.
Seems to have been some terrrrible called strikes that inning.
jobu told me , no popeye chickens , no come back. oh well…
Someone took Jobu’s rum today, apparently. I blame Jeter.
I listened to it while cleaning my bathroom. They were about equal in funness.
“It” being the game. pronoun fail.
It had to end sometime, let’s go O’s!
I understand that. But the key is that we need to win tommorrow in order to keep it just one loss
Am I the only one who’s been getting pissed off by the way that Jeter’s playing lately?
I was a Bernie /O’neil fan. I have nothing invested in Jeter emotionally. I think he has made excellent money for great service rendered for the last 15 years.
but i am fully ready to say goodbye to him, he looks old and ordinary.
being piss does little unfortunately, he will bat 2nd and continue to play his mediocre brand of baseball ( lately, less than that) for the remainder of the season. I am more pissed with fact that Popeye chicken does not deliver.
Not to be rude or mean, but can you do me a huge favor, drill me deep, and properly capitalize and punctuate your sentences. As you can see by the way others post here, there’s kind of a high bar set for posting in terms of coherency, and most of your sentences lack that. I’m just saying this to help you out in a friendly way. Sorry if it came off as rude.
TB lost, 8-7.
What’s that make our magic number? 16? Or does it stay at 17?
And Papelbon just blew another save… 5-5
This is fun to watch. If they lose, it will make the loss that much easier to accept. Not that I’m super pissed as it is, but still.
Everything stays static if they lose since TB lost and we lost, so it would be awesome if they lost as well.
I really saw that coming when they asked him to get five outs.
Papelbon is up to 48 pitches… so that’s all for him
Papelbon blows the save and the game is tied now, so it depends on whether or not the Red Sox lose. I think it stays the same if they lose, and goes up to 18 if they win (unless I’m completely mistaken, I’m not too good at figuring out how the magic number works).
Nope. If the Sox win, it stays at 17. If they lose it will go down to 16 (I’m pretty sure).
Actually, if they lose, the White Sox pass them in the WC race. The Yanks magic number won’t change at all.
Aww that’s too bad. Well better than the Sox winning. I really enjoy them losing too much.
Thanks for clearing it up, Mike.
Yeah…and sorry for the misinformation on my part!
No problem. It happens (to me…a lot).
I wonder if I’ll get on TV if I hold up a sign that says, ‘I’m only saying Michael Kay is my hero so I can really say Mike Axisa is my hero.’
Me neither, which is why I asked the many, many wise men and women at RAB.
Papelbon blows the save. 5-5 in the ninth, two outs for the Chisox.
Damn, too slow.
if red sox lose this game the rays will sweep red sox win rays get sweep
Papelbon blowing saves is probably the most satisfying thing in all of baseball, IMO.
Add in Beckett losing a win, and it’s bonus time, baby
Watching Kalish flop after those 2 balls was enjoyable
NOT enjoyable – watching Ozzie cackling in the dugout.
I’m not a RS fan, but Francona >> Ozzie
I actually take more delight in Brad Lidge blowing saves, but Papelbon is a close #2.
K-Rod is second for me. Next is probably Valverde.
Papelbon is first for me, Valverde second and K-Rod third. I hate show offs.
Papelbon IS Private Pyle – rolling his eyes up.. then the fist pump…
Always good to see him suck it
Screwed up thing at Fenway – the fans were doing the wave while Papelbon was blowing the save.
Maybe it’s just me, but I find the wave annoying at any time. In the top of the 9th, it would make me go just about postal
WS take the lead – Manuel walks in the go-ahead run.
Beckham missed some serious cookies in that at-bat, and Hawk is enjoying himself
To add to Scooter’s comment,Red Sox give up a fourth straight walk so White Sox are up 7-5 now.
Just walked in another.
7-5 I love that shit.
It’s always enjoyable when their lolpen implodes on them.
Vizquel lined out hard to Hall – or it could have been better.
Manuel’s got nothing stuff-wise — wow.
Can Jenks save 3 in a row?
No…they’re going with Thornton
The look on Papelbons face in the dugout was priceless. Oddly Ive never seen Mo with that look. I guess ole Paps isnt better than Mo after all
Anyone who ever thought Papelbon is better than Mo should be smacked in the face.
Only person who ever said that was Papelbon
I never heard him say that he was, just a lot of admiration for Mo on his part, but if he ever thought that, blowing 7/8 saves (can’t remember) in a season should keep him in check.
I believe it’s seven now.
I don’t recall Papelbon disrespecting Mo ever
Papelbon has said some really bonehead things for sure
And it’s OVA
I think he said something to that effect before the AS Game in 2008.
Yup. He said he should close the AS game because he was the closer on the WS champion.
I used to hear it from a couple of my coworkers, but not so much anymore. Come to think of it , they dont talk much baseball with me these days
I’ve noticed a lot of the Red Sox fans I know have been extremely quiet with the baseball talk this season, but I also heard that a lot, in 2007 specifically.
And by that I mean the Papelbon is better than Mo talk.
Matt Thornton back off the DL… throwing some gas (97)
You wonder how his command will be
98 mph FB on the outside corner
lmao I hate Hawk so so so so so much.
Two down – really high fastball
McDonald helped him out
“This ballgame is OVAH”
Its a good day when we can lose and nobody gains any ground on us
AND THIS GAME IS OVAHHHH
If this were a Yankees/WS game, I would be hating Hawk in a big way
That stuff would get old really fast
White Sox win it 7-5. Boston got swept.
Nice to see both Bard and Papelbon blow saves.
Now, what do we want in this Red Sox- Tampa series ? Im thinking Sox are so far done we want them to sweep (as much as it makes me sick to say it )
Eighteen-inning, brawl-filled injury fests.
Really I just want to see Dustin Pedroia tackle someone.
Pedroia just had surgery, so that would be hilarious.
The Keebler elf.
Oh yeah, I miss that little fella. Hes so gutty and gritty . You know Ive heard that he has taken ground balls before while sitting in a chair. Hes Mythical
The ground balls were taken from the knees. Because he’s gritty and has team spirit.
He wanted to take ground balls immediatly following his surgery, but the stupid doctor was afraid he would get strangled by the IV line
red sox sweep
Chicago White Sox came into Fenway and ended the bloodied sox’s season! Woo-Hoo!!!
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