Game 154: Hey look, the Red Sox

Yankees name Moseley Sunday's starter, other rotation changes coming
Yanks rally falls short, drop third in a row
Getting your offseason goodbyes done early, eh? (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Oh boy, the Red Sox are in town. These games are always fun (or long and unbearable, to each his own), but there’s very little on the line this weekend. I’m not sure the schedule makers anticipated that. No, the Yankees haven’t clinched a playoff spot just yet, but they’re dangerously close to doing so and could have that wrapped up very soon. In fact, they could clinch a spot as soon as tomorrow and with any luck they will.

What more is there to say? I’m sure Boston wants to come in and figuratively punch the Yanks in the mouth, but they’ve lost 15 of 21 games against New York since starting 0-8 against them last year. It’s been a while since the Sox have punched the Yanks in the mouth, that’s for sure. Anyway, here’s the good ol’ A-lineup…

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Berkman, DH
Posada, C
Granderson, CF
Gardner, LF

And on the bump, it’s Andrew Pettitte.

You can watch the game in one of two places: regular old YES or the MLB Network. Remember, regardless of what anyone tells you this weekend, the Red Sox are done. D-u-n. They could win every game the rest of the season and still miss the playoffs. So chillax and enjoy the rest before the playoffs.

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Yankees name Moseley Sunday's starter, other rotation changes coming
Yanks rally falls short, drop third in a row
  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, Kim really stumbled through “Matsuzaka” there, huh?

  • Brooklyn Ed

    soo hmm, Austin’s brother Andrew is getting promoted to the majors before him. granted Andrew is 3 years older, I guess the Angels are in a desperate need of an infielder.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      …I wonder if Austin is a bit jealous at this point. hmm…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      9.56 BB% in 1800 MiL PAs. Not too shabby. No power, though.

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

    Apparently Vasgersian on MLBN just said “The Red Sox are only 4 games back in the Wild Card.”

    whuhuh?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Matt failed….the Sox are only 4 games away from being eliminated from the playoffs via wild card.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      And I’m sure they haven’t corrected that?

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      The Red Sox are still in this thing no matter how much your LIBERAL MEDIA declares them dead. RED SOX BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA 2004 CHOKE CHOKE 2004!

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        The Red Sox are still in this thing no matter how much your LIBERAL MEDIA declares them dead.

        /Rose’d
        /TaftWasIllegitimate’d

        • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

          Where is Rose, another name change?

          • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

            Still oppressed by the socialist overlords of this site, apparently.

            • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

              Ah, I must have been absent that day.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Maybe he’s helping David Ortiz find the real killers.

      • Big Stein

        DAMN liberal-yankee-media bias! Look at they wrecked John Rocker’s brilliant career.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Beltre will/will not be back in Boston next season? I think he will.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’ll say yes.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Giving him a multi-year deal at his age off a career year is pretty risky. When’s the last time the Red Sox gave an older position player a multi-year contract off one career year? I think they’ll let him walk.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Agree, I think he’s gone. Angels or Tigers.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          I’m sure they’ll end up regretting it, too.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I see your point, but I think they may–and I know they’re usually smarter than this–bend to the will of the fanbase and keep him since he did so well this year.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          I dunno, there’s almost a zero chance he reproduces this year. He’s on the wrong side of 30, he doesn’t play the defense they thought he would… just doesn’t seem like the type of player the Sox keep around. If they wouldn’t resign Bay off an amazing year when they had huge holes in the OF, I don’t see them keeping Beltre either.

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

            It’s easier to fill an outfield spot than 3B. I don’t disagree with your point, but Grabbing Cameron was a solid idea and the injuries to Ellsbury were fairly strange. Drew is a solid contributor. I think they’re different siutations.

            Who replaces Beltre if he leaves? That lineup looks fairly weak next year without him and expecting a decline on Ortiz.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          I think they know their fanbase enough to know that the fanbase would never complain about losing Adrian Beltre, if you know what I’m getting at.

          • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

            LOL

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Remember, regardless of what anyone tells you this weekend, the Red Sox are done. D-u-n. They could win every game the rest of the season and still miss the playoffs.

    That’s patently false.

    The Red Sox cannot win every game the rest of the season.

    http://buuurn.com

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Everybody shut up. I’m here.

    /Greg’d

  • JM

    I think the Yankees effectively lost the AL East in the 6th inning last night =/

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I think people are vastly overestimating how tough a final 9 games against the Sox and Blue Jays will be for us, and vastly underestimating how tough a final 10 games against the Mariners, Orioles, and Royals will be for a Tampa Bay Rays team that’s been no-hit twice, one-hit once, and failed to score more than 2 runs on 32 occasions this year (and who has a rotation that’s even more of a questionmark than ours is).

      • U Thant

        Well said, well spoken BG.

      • JM

        All I know is… sweep plz.

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

          I’d love it if the Yanks won today and tomorrow then trotted out the Scranton lineup on ESPN on Sunday night just to rub in how out of it the Red Sox are.

          • JM

            They’ll find a way to magically make it to the playoffs with their gritty, gutty lineup and FIVE ,count em’, FIVE ACES.

            • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

              Dude, a scout who wanted to remain anonymous just told me Michael Bowden and Felix Doubront are going to be better than anyone currently starting in the AL East.

              So, seven aces. Historic depth.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            That would be so awesome.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Kim Jones: Joe, you won the first two games to clinch and then rested all your regulars today and lost 23-0. Doesn’t this loss sting?
              Girardi: Fuck no. It’s the Red Sox. Who gives a shit about them? They suck.

              … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Or this way:

                Kim Jones: Joe, you won the first two games to clinch and then rested all your regulars today and lost 23-0. Doesn’t this loss sting?
                Girardi: *reads newspaper front page* What was that, Kim? I was reading this. *shows headline: SOX ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFFS* There’s your answer. Next question.

                … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, SCENE!

          • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

            Or even if (Mo forbid) they lose the first 2.

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

        Errrrr. tsjc, I love you, and people might be overestimating how tough the Sox/Jays might be, but it’s silly to act like the Rays don’t have a creampuff schedule toward the end (especially now that they don’t have to face Felix in the Mariners series), and like the Rays somehow suck.

        Not that I don’t have all confidence in the Yankees but it is what it is.

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

          Completely agree. The Rays are gonna be facing Jason Vargas, Doug Fister, Luke French, Brian Matusz, Brad Bergesen, Kevin Millwood, Zack Greinke, Bruce Chen, Kyle Davies, and Sean O’Sullivan. If they do worse than 7-3, I’d be borderline shocked.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      It’s not a foregone conclusion, you know. It’s not like Seattle, Baltimore, and Kansas City are going to just lay down. Usually all those teams can take pride in at this time of year is playing tough against teams who still have something to play for.

      Plus, Longoria is reportedly going to miss the weekend with an injury. They’re throwing the back of the rotation. Stranger things have happened.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    31 Dingerz with 96 rbi with plus 1000 OPS vs RH , how much money will Ortiz get on an open market if the Sox decline his option ?

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      You left out the other side, which has him being worse against lefties than Curtis Granderson. An old DH, who can’t play the field or run, who can’t hit lefties? My guess is: Not much.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Didn’t they say they’re going to bring him back?

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        Dunno, I was just wondering. I am thinking of Matsui money.

  • JM

    In MLB 10: The Show I have a 21 year-old SS with a season of .360/.433/.856 79 HR and 211 RBI. That calculated to a 19.0 WAR and we made the WC by one game over the Jays. We won like 50 games or less the past 3 years.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Melvin Crousset is on MLB 10: The Show?

      • JM

        WHO IS THIS GUY??? I don’t get it! D=

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

      I’m kind of surprised that kid only has a .433 OBP. .500+ or bust

      • JM

        Do the 65 steals make up for it? Even though he got caught 18 times.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

    Mosely vs. Matsuzaka on Sunday, ESPN game.

    Over/under on time of the game is set at 3:45, and I’m taking the over.

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

      Way, way over. Final score 13-11 Yankees.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I hope ESPN brings a backup battery for their Jon Miller Autobot.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      I wouldn’t go to that game for free unless they were legends seats tickets.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Under over on how many total pitchers are used: 10

      I’ll take the over.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      If it’s a garbage game. It might be quick. I think Moseley is a quick worker.

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

        I really hope we’ve already clinched so ESPN is super desperate for something to talk about.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

    Man what a weird hug VMart and Ortiz have going on there in that picture.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    “They had that with Varitek.”

    No they didn’t.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Nice easy inning Andy.

  • http://mphotos.live.com/e3a022289d65b5c0/d.aspx?rid=E3A022289D65B5C0%21400&mkt=en-US Andy in NYC

    Nice inning for my namesake there.

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

    Ten pitches? Andy must still be rusty.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    I saw that the Orioles may have interest in Victor Martinez in the offseason? Man, that’s giving up on Weiters awfully quick if so. Unless they’re planning to split the time and use V-Mart at first or something.

    • ZZ

      The Orioles want to move Weiters to 1B from what I understand. Still believe in his bat.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Replacing him with Martinez is a rather lateral move, though no?

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Defensively, that is.

          • Mike HC

            Ah, got ya.

        • Mike HC

          Martinez is far better than Wieters. Albeit far older too.

        • ZZ

          I think the main concern is the toll it takes on a catcher to be behind the plate, especially for someone his size and it is probably hurting his offensive development which is integral to the future of their franchise.

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

        That would be one of the single dumbest moves that franchise could make. He has all the tools and athleticism to be a very good defensive catcher, you don’t give up on that at 24 years old.

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

      I think I read they wanted it to be a split thing where he’s like at least partially mentor and what have you. Don’t think there’s any way in heck they’re giving up on Weiters this early.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Yeah, I read mostly at first and spelling Weiters. Always like V-Mart.

  • Mike HC

    I thought that Jeter was going to make that play a little closer. Beltre got him easily

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    One of the silver lining I can think of Burnett signing is that it made Boston overpaid for Lackey and Beckett.

  • Greg

    HI everybody

    Sorry about last night. Knee-jerk reaction on my part. I’ll try to be better.

    Thank you

  • Cy Pettitte

    pitching and defense = Beckett and Scutaro?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Even if Andy isn’t sharp tonight and his next start, how can the ALDS rotation be anything other than CC-Andy-Hughes/AJ-CC-Andy? Seems like a no-brainer to me. (And I’d probably leave AJ out entirely)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Do not do that with a bad knee, Nick.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      I was just thinking that. Just let yourself get tagged.. too easy to tweak an ankle or something.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Prediction.

    Yankees 7 Sox 3

    Mariners beat the Rays – Yankees go back up 1.5 games.

    • JM

      Someone is positive today.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Gotta be Youk since he’s the best player, no?

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

      I’d say Pedroia, just because he’s been out for so much longer. Youk was the final nail in the coffin.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Fack Youk!

      *sniffles*

  • pat

    Hahaha sweet Text Poll.

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

    Hey guys, did you hear the Red Sox had some injuries?

    • Kit

      Say wut?!!!!

    • Zooboy

      Good thing for them they have F-I-V-E aces.

      • Cy Pettitte

        next year they’ll have 7 aces incase two go down

  • Kit

    Ortiz with the potty mouth.

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

      He curses all the freaking time. So cuddly!!

      • Kit

        He does. I just haven’t heard him in a while. Loud Spanish cursing throws me off.

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Wasn’t on the game thread last night, so don’t know if it was talked about, but the home plate mic was awesome.

  • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

    Big papi might be an Ok nickname, but Cookie Monster was way better.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Way to go Francona, managed the Red Sox all the way to third place! Manager of the year!

    • Sean C

      But, their grittiness makes them undisputed World Series champs.

    • Poopy Pants

      Wow. Ignorant much?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    There’s one spoiler reference!

  • Cy Pettitte

    0-2 to 3-2 double, that sucks

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

    Obligatory 2004 reference

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    over/under for those references is set at what number? 6,7,8?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Interesting? If they win tonight things will get INTERESTING? Oh my god.

  • Kit

    Shut. the. fuck. up. with the momentum shift.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Seriously, Swish? ugh.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Lowell is one of the few Sox that doesn’t get my hate.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Same.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      I feel like this is the general consensus.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    This is going to be one of those games, I can tell. Not only will both teams play like crap, we have to hear about how the Red Sox are still alive in the postseason race. I mean come on.

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

      Nothing to lose! Momentum! 2004!!!!

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

    Well that error was costly.

  • Kit

    Fuck. You can’t be playing D like that, Swish.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Well that was not fun.

  • Greg

    Uh oh

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      So it’s a total coincidence you show up now, right?

      • Greg

        No, look up I was here earlier, apologizing

      • Kit

        Eh. He was here earlier to apologize. Don’t know if everyone ignored him like I did.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Man, that’s not ideal.

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

    Mo.ther.fuck.er.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I already hate Lowrie. In fact if you are a hyped Sox prospect I hate you.

  • ZZ

    Lowrie shoulda bunted.

  • pat

    Fuckin Jed Lowrie is garbage.

  • Greg

    Now Flaherty will go into momentum even more

  • James A

    John, just for clarification purposes, are the Red Sox loose in their clubhouse?

  • Big Stein

    THIS IS ALL GIRARDI’S FAULT!

  • cjc

    Jed fucking Lowrie joke what a total fucking joke

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Now, that was as much Pettitte’s fault as Swisher”s. And really, why is Swisher playing when he looks like he is running while holding a taco in his ass

    • Kit

      Because if he wasn’t, you’d be bitching about the line up. So it’s a lose-lose with you anyways.

      • All Star Carl

        ouch

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

        Kit with the hammer!

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Actually Kit Kat… I wouldn’t. Unlike most here, I am quite ok with seeing Golson or even the K machine Kearns in there.

        But that was a nice comeback. Please proceed to the main level of Yankee Stadium to collect your free baseball signed by Michael Kay.

        • Kit

          Don’t call me Kit Kat. And I didn’t read the rest of what you wrote because I really don’t care.

          • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

            well at least we have that in common….

            • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

              Ok, I won’t call you Kit Kat.

              • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

                Haha.

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

          You’d rather have Golson or Kearns in there than Swisher? Do you make decisions with that brain in real life?

          • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

            That is funny! You should do stand up. So let’s see, Swish is not at 100%, can’t move very well, but he is still a better option than a mobile Golson or Kearns – because offensively he will make that big of an impact?

            Yes Mike, I make decisions with my brain. Shocking I know. I guess I was not blessed with your brilliance. Not sure I’d make it through a day if it was not to aspire to be like you and Kit Kat.

            • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

              I miss the cool, rational iYankee.

              • Kit

                There was a cool, rational iYankee? You been hitting the sauce again, Ross?

                • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

                  Dude, I’m serious! For like, three days he was posting clear, concise, rational thoughts and having discussions without personal attacks.

                  • Kit

                    Say what?!

                • Wooderson

                  her name is kit kittredge

                  • Kit

                    Don’t call me that either.

                    • Wooderson

                      do you have a bigger bag, for atlases or maps…sir?

              • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

                ya there really wasn’t anything negative or irrational about my Swisher comment other than it came from me…. but that is expected.

  • Wooderson

    gimme some of that argy bargy

  • Cy Pettitte

    great, we lost all momentum, now we’re gonna lose the next 10 for sure

    see you guys in 2011

  • cjc

    Lowrie whats next Balldeli and Aybar oh wait never mind

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Going back to the Swisher error, people are gonna cite that and say he’s not a good fielder. Ugh.

    And, Robbie, don’t swing at that!

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

    I feel like friggin’ NESN would be better tonight than YES.

    /theyankeesarelosingwtfandyletmecomplain’d

  • Andy

    Is it just me or is the easiest way to get Alex out recently is fastball right down the middle? How many of those has he swung through in the past 5 games?

  • Sean C

    Can we please get a baserunner or two so we can run on all over V-Mart, and, god forbid, score a run or two?

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    When did the Yankees decide to just go up and hack at everything? What happened to working the count? Swinging at strikes? Making the pitcher work?

    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      Standing takes enegy, the sooner they get back to the dugout the sooner they can rest for the playoffs.

      • Mike HC

        haha

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Nicely done.

  • Greg

    I’m surprised so far. In my mind this was the one pitching matchup that the Yanks would clobber. It is early, though.

  • Mike HC

    You just gotta be happy that didn’t hit Pettitte.

  • Reggie C.

    Seriously , what the FUCK. We’re already down 3 runs?

    And Phil Hughes isnt pitching Sunday when i’ve got tix. Double whammy.

    • Reggie C.

      DUSTIN MOSELEY IS SUNDAY’S STARTER???

      FUCK THAT. I’D RATHER STAY HOME AND WATCH MAD MEN.

  • Sean C

    Hughes’ hair is getting dangerously close to Kenny Powers territory. That would be amazing.

  • Mike HC

    It looks like half the seats in the first level are empty. Talking about the buzzing crowd is a little disingenuous, I think.

  • Kit

    Good DP, guys. We need hits, boys. Get it going.

  • ZZ

    Using a 3 man rotation in the playoffs should be the easiest decision the Yankees have made all year.

    • ZZ

      I mean ALDS.

  • Reggie C.

    Looks like Carmelo Anthony is coming to live in NY. …

    but he’s gonna be playing in NJ. At least till the Russian gets his Brooklyn-style MSG built.
    http://www.rotoworld.com/conte.....038;id=929

    • Greg

      confirmed or rumor?

      • Frigidevil

        The rumors have been swirling all day, I won’t take it as truth until I hear it from AP, but when that happens….
        WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • All Star Carl

    Michael Kay and John are up there having a conversation.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    So Granderson…where was this for my fantasy team!?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandyman! crushed it

    He’s really coming on

  • Kit

    Grandyman! Come on guys, keep those hits coming.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    C-GRAND IS NOT AMUSED WITH YOUR TALK ABOUT MOMENTUM

  • Reggie C.

    Grandy’s power has really come through this past month. Great wake-up shot for the lineup. hopefully.

  • Greg

    there’s one

  • Kit

    Nice on DJ.

    • Kit

      *one

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Boom goes the Grandermite.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Jeter hitting the ball in the air? DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME?

  • Mike HC

    Jeter lining an inside fastball, tailing in, against a righty. Good sign.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wow this may be late but MEEEELLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Nice chance for Swish to atone for his error.

    • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

      or not

  • ZZ

    Jeter is letting the ball travel so much deeper in the zone.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Hiyooo.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Grr, not Swish’s night thus far. Karma got him back for the error, apparently.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Tough night for Swish.

  • Frigidevil

    Wow, watching the game with my roommate on NESN, and somehow Jackie Gleason was mentioned. Jerry Remy says, and I quote, ‘Right to the moon! You can’t get away with that anymore’ *facepalm*

  • Accent Shallow

    So it’s 3-1 on a homer to Jed Lowrie? What the hell Andy, couldn’t you have given it up to a non-worthless player?

    • Kit

      Even a blind squirrel finds nuts.

  • Greg

    I’ll say Ortiz and Jimmie Foxx

  • Big Stein

    TRADE GRANDERSON!

    /lohud’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Grounder, please.

  • Sheepmeister

    Holy cow, pettitte got a called strike!!!!!!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Did Flash just say he would like to see Andy around 95? Isn’t that a tad high?

    Did I mishear?

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

      I assume he means 95 pitches

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

    BABIP why do you hate Andy?

    • Kit

      I’m crying on the inside.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Andy. DP ball at least.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Andy is definately not sharp tonight.

  • pat

    Blooped to death.

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    You can’t stop Jed Lowrie, you can only hope to contain him.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Seriously, how does someone get the name “Jed”? What goes wrong?

      • Greg

        Tell you a story bout a man named Jed…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Okay grounder please SERIOUSLY.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      SRSLY GUYZ.

  • All Star Carl

    Would like to see a dp with BG throwing out Ortiz at the plate.

  • Stratman9652

    Andy please keep your glove over your mouth if you insist on saying what pitches you are gonna throw to yourself before you throw them.

  • Mike HC

    I’m happy Pettitte is getting this start out of the way now instead of the playoffs.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Wow. Nice play.

  • Kit

    Robbie! Defensive stud, much?

  • Hummingbird S.

    Damn. Awesome play, Robbie!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice play, Robbie. Okay NOW get a grounder and get out w/no damage.

  • Big Stein

    take Andy out and put Kerry Wood to extinguish the fire

  • Mike HC

    Cano made that look easy. I love watching him play

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Now that was nice. I just love Cano’s arm.. so effortless.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Are you Chris from iYankees.com?

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        nope.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

          Makes sense.

  • Reggie C.

    Alittle good luck at least. Alright Pettitte , try to get the DP.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Swish just doesn’t seem to be running well. It’s like he’s afraid to take long strides or something.

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

    Robinson Cano is good at baseball.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      For such a lazy fool, yeah.

  • Kit

    Now you just need a DP ball, Andy.

  • ZZ

    Cano just hit Posada on the fly off balance from his back foot.

  • Kit

    Oh c’mon, ball boy!

  • Mike HC

    Did Pettitte just say “fastball in” right before he was about to pitch and before his glove was over his mouth.

    Maybe the batter saw him mouth that?

    • Stratman9652

      Glad I’m not the only one noticing this. He did it right before Lowrie.

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

        He does this all the time.

      • Mike HC

        Maybe he thinks the glove is over his mouth? Or maybe he does not even realize he was doing it. But it was pretty obvious.

    • ZZ

      He does that all the time.

      • Mike HC

        But out in the open like that. I mean, couldn’t the batter quite easily be able to read his lips.

        • Kit

          He doesn’t seem to care whether they know or not.

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

          He did this all last year, especially in the postseason.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Someone get the ball boy and sever one of his hands.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Goddammit.

    I’m not mad or worried. I know that the magic number is three and is coming. I’m just annoyed, haha.

    • Kit

      I feel the same way. Just seriously annoyed.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        Ultimately, this is a fairly inconsequential game. But it’s difficult not to be annoyed when your likely #2 starter gets absolutely torched and the team’s plate discipline looks Royals-ian.

        • Kit

          I’m not worried. I just hate losing, and between Andy’s struggle, Swish’s error and the offense not doing much, it starts to wear on you.

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

            No doubt; it’s been largely been a frustrating month.

            Just knowing Francisco Cervelli is alive and still on the 25-man roster gets my blood boiling.

            It’s also why I drink to the point of near blindness.

            In short, I hear ya on the wear and tear.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Did YES not bring a single decent camera to the game today?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    This game doesn’t mean anything, but it’d be nice not to get embarassed like this…

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

    H8 my life

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    back dooring their way into the playoffs like 2000… or was it 2001

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

      It was 2000.

    • Mike HC

      The Yankees September schedule is set up for them to struggle in September. It is just the ebb and flow of the schedule. They will be fine in the playoffs, I think. I hope.

  • Reggie C.

    Some game heh. But hey, Moseley’s going to start on Sunday so i’m sure the Yanks can still take the series.

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    This is about as bad as Andy gets.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Ugggggghhhhhh…

    Only way to describe how I feel right now.

  • Sheepmeister

    It would be nice if a proper strike zone was called, this is getting ridiculous. I mean, does it have to be a meatball for this ump to call a strike.

  • Matty

    Seasons Beatings!

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

    Thanks for trying, Andy. Bring on Brackman.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      BRACKMONSTER!

      Please make this happen. I don’t dislike Albie (I’ve advocated for him but really want to see Brack).

  • http://www.sbcimpact.net Dave Miller

    Love the Yanks, but there is no point in watching this.

  • cjc

    Lowrie Mcdondald Scutaro sure why not

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    well…. Yankees are having pitching troubles now to add to their offensive might. Not a pleasant cocktail.

  • Hall and Nokes

    How do the matchups look for the Toronto series?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Hey let’s not do any damage control. Sure we can concede the division but clinch ASAP.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Garbage time ! Unleash Javy , let’s get our money worth.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    This is like pinball.

  • Matty

    Prediction: Yanks will clinch the Wild Card in Toronto.

  • Big Stein

    What’s the use in taking him out now?

  • Hughesus Christo

    I’m almost happy about this. YES’s terrible announcers came fully prepared to push this garbage for the next 10 days. Why not throw some gasoline on it?

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Aren’t bits of Flash found in turkey, milk and horse tranquilizers?

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Has anyone informed President Madagascar of what has happened tonight?

    Is it time to panic??!!

  • All Star Carl

    Don’t even care about this game.

    I just want the regular season to be over.

  • ZZ

    I expected Pettitte to come back from a 2 month layoff and be lights out right away. Silly me.

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

    In other news, Francisco Liriano just left his start due injury. Wild Card? Yes please.

    • Greg

      Ha Ha!

      • Greg

        I mean

        Ah Ha!

    • Matty

      Raises hand.

    • Big Stein

      Karl Pavano come on down!

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      WANT so bad.

    • Big Stein

      MLB is saying Liriano had a tummy ache.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that’s the ball game. It’s hard to watch the september 2010 version of the Yankees.

  • cjc

    well to say he had nothing might be the understatement of the year just feel ok tomorrow Andy

    its just terribly frustrating to keep getting beat by the bottom dwelling bullsht garbage of other teams (at least thats how it feels right now)

  • Sheepmeister

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....evDate=924

    I think its safe to say pettitte had some other things working against him. I enjoy how a red triangle is on a green square in the top left of the strikezone.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    So, anything good on TV tonight?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wow Albie exists in Joe’s eyes.

  • Big Stein

    Get Kim Jones warming up in the bullpen. Let’s see what’s she got.

    • Slappy White

      LETS definately see WHAT shes got

  • Slappy White

    Im trying my best to stay optimistic but then I look at the next two pitching matchups and Damn. Please give me reason to believe

    • ZZ

      These games don’t matter?

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        Still don’t want the Red Sox to sweep us in the Bronx, our last home series of the season.

      • Slappy White

        Dont they ? Until we clinch, they matter

        • ZZ

          Only if you think it is actually possible they won’t clinch in due time

          • Slappy White

            I think it WILL happen , but it needs to happen this weekend

            • ZZ

              Why does it need to happen this weekend?

              • Slappy White

                Do you want to drag it out ? I would like it done now so we can relax next week and rest players. Whats so fucking hard to understand about that ?

            • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

              No it doesn’t.

  • Kit

    Nice, Albie.

  • pat

    We will bring the tying run to the plate this inning.

    /Axisa’d

    • pat

      *Game! Not inning

  • Reggie C.

    Seriously Cano? Grinning when your down by 6 runs? Ugh.

    • Kit

      What do you want him to do? Sob? It’s the 4th, Beckett is on the mound, the Red Sox have an lolpen. As ugly as it looks now, they still have a chance.

      • ND Mike

        As long as they don’t march out the AAAA crew like they did last night.

        • Kit

          Totally different circumstances though. That was a late inning.

          • Kit

            *in later innings.

      • Reggie C.

        How about just not laugh like he’s heard the funniest thing ever. His squad’s chances to win this game just dropped off a cliff with that inning. It was a poor spot to laugh at something either game related or not.

        • Kit

          You’re taking it way too seriously. He’s allowed to laugh as much as he wants, especially when he was part of a good play/made a good play. Leave the doom and gloom until the season’s done and over.

        • Slappy White

          Ive laughed at funerals. Playing loose is part of what makes Robbie a great player.

    • Betty Lizard

      Light up your face with gladness
      Hide every trace of sadness
      Although a tear may be ever so near
      That’s the time you must keep on trying
      Smile, what’s the use of crying?
      You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
      If you just smile

      (Thanks, Nat)
      (Go, Robinson!)

  • Greg

    Feel like that child right now

  • ND Mike

    October is a “second season”

  • All Star Carl

    Oh nice Alby has command. That happens after you give some guys mound time.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Some of us sound like September-style Mets fans on here. DOOM AND GLOOM.

    • ND Mike

      Agreed but all this sucking grinds my normally chipper disposition down.

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

      You haven’t even been here for the past three weeks or so. It’s been really frustrating but I mean, what can you do. It’s not like they’re not trying.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        Yeah, the reason I haven’t been here is totally unrelated but I can imagine it’s been a pit of snakes.

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

          Yeah, I think you said that a while back. Hope all’s well and stuff, by the way.

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

            Yup, just working 100-hour work weeks. Hope all’s well with you, too.

  • Mike HC

    They would both assume its a stomach ache? With nothing else but knowing it is non baseball related.

    • Mike HC

      And not to get too philosophical, but I would assume any malady Liriano has would be somehow related to baseball a least a little.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Stomach ache? Maybe we should pay Miguel Cabrera to show Liriano a fun few weeks.

    Dinner with the wife…you know.

  • Nice

    got to find a way to pin this on Girardi.

    /nomaas

  • ND Mike

    A-Rod needs to eat more Wheaties.

  • Sean C

    Nice, Swish.

  • Kit

    There you go, Swish…Defense: you’re usually good at it.

  • ND Mike

    …queue the sarcastic “nice catch” Swisher comments in 3.. 2.. 1..

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Nice post, ND Mike.

  • Mike HC

    Swish is starting to remind me of Paul O’Neill out there recently. Odd, slow gait, but effective if he gets to it.

  • Mike R

    Umm.. Just turned on the TV. 7-1 Sox? I’m getting more and more nervous that we’re going to really shit the bed in the last two weeks of the season. I was at the game last night and that was miserable, tonight dosn’t look much more promising.

    • FIPster Doofus

      The Yankees are a playoff shoo-in, so the last two weeks of the season mean virtually nothing.

      • ND Mike

        Much like the entire Mets season.

        /zing

        • FIPster Doofus

          Much like the entire Mets existence.

          /I see your zing and raise you another

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Good thing the magic number is only three, then.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Ugh, I’m so tired of the white noise that is Flaherty. I’d almost rather an inane basketcase than him.

    • Kit

      I really don’t even realize he’s talking half the time. I’m only startled into listening by Kay’s shrill voice.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        If the choice is one commentator with stale analysis and a boring personality or an excitable wacko with even worse analysis, I vote the latter every time.

        I’m still lobbying to get Emmit Smith in the booth next year.

    • FIPster Doofus

      He is awful. I can’t believe the Yankees parted with Cone and turned down Kaat’s offseason request to return, and kept Flaherty. Either of those two is clearly far superior to Flaherty. Horrible decision-making by the YES bigwigs.

      • Mike R

        No way.. they turned down Kaat? He was always one of my favorite announcers before he left.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Indeed. I remember reading it during the offseason (maybe here at RAB, actually). Kaat wanted to return on a limited basis, but the Yanks/YES said no.

    • jack frosty

      hes awful. wish a stray bullet hits him in the face.

  • Greg

    Now ESPN is going to go down on the knees to suck the Sox tonight

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      This is news how?

      • Greg

        It’s not news, It’s just annoying

        • ZZ

          Then don’t watch ESPN tonight.

          • ND Mike

            I’d put up with it but currently my 2 year old is watching Cars… for the 500th time.

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

      This is different than usual how

  • Kit

    Alright, Albie. Shake it off and get this next out.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Bill fucking Hall? Ugh.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Bill Hall can hit a ball a long way if he makes contact.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Eighteen dingers this year. That’s pretty solid.

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

    Pull them all. Get Scranton in there.

    • All Star Carl

      Should have did that coming off the Tampa series anyway. Give the boys some rest dammit!

    • ND Mike

      I think it’s time for a closed door team meeting.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Wah wah wooooooooop.

  • Kit

    Ay dios.

  • ND Mike

    MUTHAFUCKER! How can Albie be lights out in AAA and so meh in the bigs?

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Sarcasm again?

      • ND Mike

        Nope, the expletive that I was using to describe the Bill Hall at bat.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

          Well to seriously answer your question: Being lights out in AAA is something of an accomplishment, but he’s a bit on the older side and facing hitters without nearly as much discipline or raw talent. I don’t want to simplify it but tons of guys throw up excellent lines and just can’t replicate it in the big leagues. Huge difference between the two.

  • All Star Carl

    OMG he hit it so far he hit the Zales sign. Wth is wrong with Michael Kay.

    • Stratman9652

      My first guess would be… A lot.

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

    Why have I not turned this game off yet?

    • Kit

      Asking myself the same thing. Loyalty?

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        I suspect the two of you are actual closet fans of the WB Mason commercials.

        • Kit

          DON’T JUDGE ME.

          (And god, no).

    • FIPster Doofus

      I finally cracked and put Rays/Mariners on.

  • Reggie C.

    Pull the A team. Insert C team.

    Change the channel.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Well as my Uncle Les used to say, when the money’s gone, it’s time to move on.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bring in Brackman, give me a reason to keep watching

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      THIS lit up in Vegas lights.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    This is when you put Gaudin in.

    • ND Mike

      Common Sergio needs a chance to give up 4 runs too.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Didn’t you hear? Sergio is replacing Robertson/Wood as the bridge to Mariano.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    BABip

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Bill Hall is a pretty nice utility player; It was a good trade by Theo.

    • ND Mike

      The only one that worked out this year.

  • Henry

    Do they even care anymore?

    • All Star Carl

      Why would they? Do you?

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

      Nope they totally don’t, obviously.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Of course not, DUH! They’re not getting paid by the win.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh Jesus Tap Dancing Christ. Did Kay really just bust out pitching to the score?

    • Kit

      Flash has been bringing it up all week.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Tell me if Brackman is in otherwise I’m not watching a slaughter.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Felix Hernandez had a 2.35 ERA in April. It was 4.79 in May, but this bad April thing needs to stop and be fact checked.

  • Kit

    You okay, Lowell? Sorry you got hit in the face.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh fuck.

  • Zooboy

    Granderson is a class act.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      What he do?

      • Kit

        Checked up on Lowell. He’s always a class act though.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Immediately after went to go check on Lowell, make sure he was okay.

      • Zooboy

        Pulled up at first and ran over to make sure Lowell was okay.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Ajax would donate a kidney to Lowell

      Would Granderson?

      i don’t think so

      • Zooboy

        AJ would have struck out on that pitch and Lowell would not have been whacked.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan
    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Lol. Rob Riggle, ftw.

    • ND Mike

      LOL. Good call.

  • Bigdragos

    This is my second post so I am not sure on etiquette here

    I do not want to sound negative

    But at what point do we not sugar coat how badly the Yankees look over the past month. Yes they will make the playoffs, but the way they are playing, they could be out by round 1.

    I want to stay positive and think the Yanks could turn it on in the playoffs, but the last month have worn me down and I do not think they can switch it on that easy

    Sorry for the rant

    • ND Mike

      Welcome to the “I’m tired of watching this crap” club.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Well it’s not like the A team has been out all those times. We won’t see instant outs from Cervelli or Pena or whatever. They’ll be fine tough the playoffs will be tougher this year.

      Just pray Girardi and co. doesn’t bring the scrubs along for the ride.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Welcome to the site.

      My rebuttal would be that you don’t need to be hot entering the playoffs in order to win the World Series (2000 Yankees went 87-75 and entered the postseason cold), and your point about the Yanks possibly being out in Round 1 applies to every playoff team. They could all be out quickly if things go wrong. Me? I’ll trust the Yankees talent and depth and assume the ALCS will come down to them and Tampa, and that could go either way.

      • Bigdragos

        Thanks

        I hope you are right, I just do not have that sense about the 2010 Yankees as opposed to 2009 team

        It just seems that the “other” teams are so hungry to win it

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

          See, ranting’s fine, but going on about hunger and how the other teams want to win is silly.

    • Mike R

      I agree with your rant. I feel like we’ve been waiting for the team to “heat” back up since the end of August. Granted the Red Sox and Rays are both good teams we just don’t look nearly as good as we did back earlier in the summer. I just really hope we can get on a hot streak the last week of the season and carry it into the playoffs. If we don’t I am VERY concerned we’ll have trouble making it to the ALCS.

    • Hughesus Christo

      The only team that has “looked good” in September is the Twins. Might be related to every other playoff spot being cemented in late June (essentially) but that’s just a guess.

      • Bigdragos

        If the playoffs began tomorrow, Yankees will face one of the hotter or more “confident” teams in the twins. I think if the twins get morneau back, well i do not really want to think about it.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Because they’re making the playoffs within a few games of the best record in baseball (at least) and plenty of teams have won the World Series despite shitty Septembers. A team can get hot at any time.

      In comparison, the 2007 Rockies who had the best September run ever, got shit on in the World Series.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Agreed, and the 2006 Cardinals got shit on all season (83-79 real, 82-80 pythagorean) but still won the World Series. Playoffs = different animal.

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

      Nope, they haven’t been playing particularly well over the past month but I mean, I’m not sure what we can do. It’s not like they’re not trying, and it’s not like if I yell at them from my sofa or we write a billion articles about it on RAB, it’ll have any effect at all. Teams have gone into the playoffs playing really badly and won it all (IE, 2000 Yankees). Just not really sure what to do other than complain about it on here.

      • Bigdragos

        Thanks

        Thats why I said it was rant more than anything else, I have on many occasions flip the channel hoping the Yanks will turn it around by the time I flip back. It worked last year, not so much this year. LOL

  • All Star Carl

    lol what the hell was he looking at

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    THIS is awesome.

  • Nice

    J. Albaladejo = Mariano’s heir

    /no-maas’d

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m going to name that hit–the oppo slap over the middle infielder’s head–the Gardner Special. Objections?

    • ND Mike

      Too long. That or it needs a acronym.

    • Kit

      I’m kind of digging “Oppo slap.” Sounds hilarious.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Don’t worry guys – we’ll bring the tying run to the plate in the 4th inning.

    (I know, I know.)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    What about Longo as an MVP candidate? 6.5 fWAR, 7.6 bWAR.

    • Hughesus Christo

      The day a 3B wins MVP with 22 HRs is the day I say “Hmm, this isn’t 2010.”

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Jeter killing the rally. THAT WAS OUR ONLY SHOT, JETER!

  • Matty

    Rays take the lead. 3-2

    • FIPster Doofus

      4-2 now

      Tampa taking the East wouldn’t be preferable, but so be it. I just want the playoffs to start.

    • Matty

      Rays just squeezed in another run. 4-2 and about to score more.
      Thank goodness for the wild card.

  • ND Mike

    Why do the Yanks only get 2 out hits when there are no RISP and then when they hit second immediately ground into a force?

  • charliechoochoo

    I just got home and I’m sure I am hallucinating this score. WTF happened?

    • Kit

      Andy struggled.

    • Sean C

      Bloops followed by home runs?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      The Yankees scored so many runs that they felt bad and gave them to the Red Sox. Sox now lead 10-1.

    • Zooboy

      Yanks played the first four innings on their knees as a tribute to the injured ex-mvp.

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

        Thaaaaat’s funny.

  • ND Mike

    Never fear my Pinstriped compatriots! I know how we can fix this! Hire Lou Piniella as a “consultant” to come in and light some fires under some asses and for good measure allow him to go out and argue with the umpires for comedic effect.

    • Nice

      yeah, yelling at veteran players is so effective.

      • ND Mike

        Just marching them out there to let them figure it out on their own isn’t exactly resulting in wins either though.

    • Kit

      Unless he rips bases out of the ground and hurls them around for no reason, not interested.

      • ND Mike

        We can write that in his contract. I’m guessing after managing that Cubs trainwreck he’s got some pent up frustration.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        My favorite is when he throws his own cap into the stands. The crowd goes bonkers for that shit.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    since the 8 game winning streak, Yankees are 6-11, with a 4 game losing streak and a 3 game losing streak…..but only losing 2 games in the standings.

    Amazing.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      It’s A-Rod’s fault.

      • ND Mike

        COME BACK KATE!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    The balance of power shifted when the Yanks acquired Jerry Hairston Jr.

    • All Star Carl

      I remember when we got Hinske. Went to Anahiem to watch them play the Yank. He hit 2 bombs in one game. A-Rod did the same. He hit 3 that weekend.

      We still got swept.

      • All Star Carl

        Play the Yanks***

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          I’m not one of those sad Matsui/Damon lobbyist but if I could have kept two players from last year they’d probably be Hinske and Melky. Now they’re off in Atlanta being BFFs.

          • ND Mike

            But looks at all the hits that Nick Johnson is contributing… (I like the guy I just wish his body would stay intact).

            • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

              I don’t like him or his body. Or his mustache. Or his family.

  • Kit

    There you go, Tex.

  • ND Mike

    I just hear a little “let’s go Yankees” chant. Made me smile. If this was the Twins and at Target Field it’d be quieter than a library.

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

    THE COMEBACK STARTS NOW!!!!!

    (Probably not. But allow me my jokes cuz I’m watching this crap.)

  • jbkx

    Whats up with this team? Tex needs to do more than flash the glove (hell Buddy Biancalana was a vacuum back in the day but he was worth what he was paid). Jeter gets a pass from me for now. Grandy has been OK lately. ARod has been cold more than hot. Same with Gardner. Robbie and Swisher are the only regulars that have had good seasons. Besides CC, the rotation has been luke warm or worse (AJ needs a lobotomy). The same can be said about the pen with Mo being the only known quantity (Joba/lobotomy). The fire doesn’t seem to be lit yet. Hope they can flip the switch.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Tex is all like “Go fuck your mother.”

  • Bigdragos

    Not being Sarcastic here

    When was the last time a Yankee hit a three run Hr or a two run HR?

    whenever it was, it seem so long ago

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      A-Rod off Uehara.

      • All Star Carl

        Grandy Man hit 2 bombs against Tampa never forget!

        2 run and 3 run!

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          I’m actually trying to forget that series.

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

      Granderson hit a two run and a three run homer in the same game against the Rays.

      • Bigdragos

        Yea I remember now

        Like Will said, I have put series out of my mind

        It seems so long ago

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Dat 1 wuz lyke way bak.

  • All Star Carl

    4 more bombs for A-Rod come on do it.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    selfish stat padding.

  • Kit

    And there you go Alex. Rally starts now?

  • Zooboy

    I don’t care how meaningless this game is. I still hate watching the Sox pound the Yankees. Especially with that punk Beckett on the mound.

    Oh — Homeruns!!!

    Never mind.

  • ecks

    Can’t wait to read the headlines tomorrow – Josh Beckett, Yankee killer! Came through as the Red Sox were preparing to make their final push for the playoffs!

    AND YES I CALLED THAT HOMER!

  • All Star Carl

    Keep and eye on Giants vs Rockies.

    It’s early but it could happen.

  • Kit

    Let’s just cut the lead in half.
    /Torre’d

    • Jon in CUO

      Take small bites.

      /1996 World Series Game 4’d

  • Nice

    THIS IS GIRARDI’S FAULT!

    If he took Andy out in the 3rd, and used Kerry Wood or Mo, we’d still be in this game.

    • pat

      Lol

    • Sean C

      MO TO THE THIRD!

    • All Star Carl

      Almost spit my food on my screen

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Did Beckett just scream “Fucking faggot?”

    Mike, ban him.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Am I the only person who heard that!?!?!?! C’mon, ppl!

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

        He always screams like “f-ggot” and “f-ck you c-nt” and other classy things.

        • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

          Texans…

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

            Our starting pitcher was also a Texan and somehow he manages to control himself

          • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

            Don’t nail this on all Texans, Beckett is the king of douche bags and that has nothing to do with Texans or not.

            • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

              Yes it does.

              • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

                Between this and your little joke about saying Lance in Chinese as “Rance”, I’m amazed by the level of ignorance.

      • Kit

        I was, unfortunately, in the kitchen (insert your Dibble joke of choice here), and did not, but he does that all the time.

        • ND Mike

          But Josh seems like a polite and friendly young man… wait that was someone else. He has always seemed like a brash, arrogant jackoff to me.

        • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

          What were you making in the kitchen?

          • Kit

            Washing dishes, actually.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Jon Lestaahhhhhh

  • Kit

    C’mon, Mitre. They’ve scored enough runs for the night. Keep them where they are.

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

      You cannot stop Jed Lowrie, you can only hope to control him

  • Sunil

    I think the reason theres so much frustration behind the yank’ play (for me at least) is because some of the losses have been so one sided. if the pitching stinks, the offense just seems to want to take the day off also. a lot of one sided losses for a team like the yanks is especially frustrating because you think that a good team can be firing on one dimension and still get the job done sometimes, but lately that hasnt been the case. sterling said it earlier, 6-12 in their last 18, thats just bad baseball. i think the yanks of ’09 were stronger than this team.

    • ZZ

      i think the yanks of ’09 were stronger than this team.

      If this is true, which I am not saying it is, why does it matter?

      • All Star Carl

        1998 Yankees had more “spunk” than this team.

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

          Debatable, but I’ll help you find out. Anyone got the measuring cups ready?

          (It’s Friday night and I’m inside, the Yankees are getting blown out, Pettitte pitched like shit. I’m gonna be gross.)

          • Sunil

            debatable indeed. a friend of mine argues that ’09 had the stronger rotation, while ’10 has a weaker rotation but a stronger bullpen. i guess it also depends on what your place more importance on.

          • Jon in CUO

            Well done. I think you’d have more trouble with the ’61 Yankees though, based on Mickey Mantle’s contributions alone.

      • Sunil

        I guess it doesnt matter. its an opinion that i was putting out there. kinda like the entire message i just posted. to get feedback on my opinion

  • ND Mike

    Did Mitre just pitch two scoreless innings or are my eyes playing tricks on me?

  • Pat D

    Sorry, guys and gals, I’m late to the party. Did I miss anything?

    /yes I’m being an ass’d

    • ND Mike

      Grandy, Tex and A-Rod hit dingers. The rest doesn’t matter.

  • Bigdragos

    Anyone think Girardi is going with the “A” line up tomorrow?

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Don’t think so, PoPo will be sat in favor of Darth Helmet.

  • Carlosologist

    COMEBACK IS COMING BITCHES

  • Kit

    There we go! That’s the Torre way! Cutting leads in half. (And hopefully winning because I am so fucking sad right now).

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      You drinking again?

      • Kit

        …maybe I had a little bourbon with my neighbor today…maybe not.

        • Dream of Electric Sheep

          …Sweet… I am high :)

          • Kit

            I was joking. I haven’t been drinking at all today. Drugs are bad for you, kid. But do what you want, just stay indoors while you are.

            • Dream of Electric Sheep

              Yes Ma’am !

  • Cy Pettitte

    glad I kept the game on, enjoying watching Beckett get shelled, even if we’re losing

  • Greg

    If we can get it to three we have a shot

  • ND Mike

    …still doesn’t make up for that botched catch.

    • Pat D

      By the way, are you ready for ND’s 1-3 start tomorrow?

  • cjc

    so when do they start talking about momentum shifting (yes I’m being a bit sarcastic)

    • Greg

      when it gets to three

  • Carlosologist

    So, uh, how did we get shellacked for ten runs?

    /been out all day with my friends

    • Kit

      Andy got hit around and gave up some 3-run homers and bad D cost us some runs.

      • Carlosologist

        Eww. At least there some power in the bats tonight.

        • Kit

          5-hr’s so far. This could be good.

      • Kit

        And by “some” I mean one and Albie gave up the other.

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

      Pettitte got sort of BABIPed to death (he wasn’t sharp though), Alphabetsoup gave up a homer to Bill Hall, etc

    • ND Mike

      Uh, holy shit. Did anyone else just see a 2 out hit that mattered?

  • Bigdragos

    I think Atchinson is the equivalent of Gaudin, so we might have shot here

    • Pat D

      It’s “Atchison” and he pitches as well as former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, who has been dead for some time.

      • Bigdragos

        Apologies for the spelling error

        He did pull a Gaudin, so I am happy

        • Pat D

          ‘Tis ok, I was thinking of an Office joke. Didn’t mean to be rude or anything.

      • Pat D

        I see that I wasn’t far off on this assessment.

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

    Well well well.

  • cjc

    uh oh

  • Carlosologist

    A-ROD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

  • ZZ

    Holy shit. Guess that’s why Girardi left his regulars in.

  • Cy Pettitte

    A-BOMB

    we back in this big time baby, Sox bullpen sucks

  • Greg

    HERE WE COME!

  • Frigidevil

    Oh this is just marvelous

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

    Stop fucking teasing me, Yankees.

    • Kit

      I feel like one of those wives that is too loyal for her own good.

      • Slappy White

        THOSE are the good wives

        • ND Mike

          The good ones are the ones that do that thing you like… but I digress…

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

        Hah, me too. Though I guess my “husband” has given me enough good times over the years to make it worth it ;)

        • Pat D

          Yea, well what has he done for you lately?

          • Kit

            Brought a pretty ring last year.

            • Pat D

              That doesn’t qualify as “lately.”

              • Kit

                I consider it “lately” compared to the gap before that.

        • Kit

          “He” has…which is why I stick around.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Alex could very well hit 30 this season. That’d break the 100rbi 30hr 13 season record, right?

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      No, Cody Ransom has 14.

  • Stratman9652

    Love. This. Team.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Well, it’s a game now. After being down 10-1, that’s really all you can ask for.

  • cjc

    yessss momentum shift thrown out there from the yes crew my night is complete

  • Jon in CUO

    I guess I should switch back from the Rockies-Giants game now, right?

    • Jon in CUO

      Just in time to see Cano ground out. I’m bad luck tonight, so for the benefit of everyone watching, I’m changing it back.

  • Carlosologist

    A-Rod is climbing these lists very quickly. The future all-time home run king is on his way.

    • ND Mike

      Still sucks that he used steroids so I get to hear about it every time he does anything.

  • ecks

    FUCK YOU A-ROD, YOU STAT-PADDER! ONLY HITS HOME RUNS WHEN THE TEAM’S DOWN!

    • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

      oaktag

      • Carlosologist

        I think he was kidding.

        • Will (the other one)

          Agreed, but I’m kinda glad to see the oaktag back nonetheless.

          It’s just comforting, you know?

          • ecks

            Sorry, not aware of what it means; care to elaborate?

            And of course, I was kidding.

    • ND Mike

      Good one.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So how many people would die by your hands to get A-rod’s talent? I think I’d murder one person and manslaughter (can I make that into a verb?) two.

    • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

      Would you do a 20-30 year stint(out on good behavior) for roughly $500 million?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        When do I start? Tomorrow?

    • Pat D

      Can’t have manslaughter without laughter.

      /T-Shirt Hell’d

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

      I’d kill about three just to get my hands on A-Rod. See what I did there?

      (Like I said, it’s a crappy day, I’m gonna be gross)

  • Greg

    Now the Hall HR looms large

  • joe t

    I left this game an hour ago. Any positive signs?

  • Bigdragos

    Is there a remote chance Yanks sign K Wood for 2011?

    • Carlosologist

      Some team will give him money to close, we’ll only use him as a setup guy.

      • ND Mike

        Yanks should give him closer money. Mo isn’t getting any younger…

        • Carlosologist

          I’m curious to see if Mo will decide to hang up the spikes. Maybe then we’ll see if we can add a good reliever.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’m praying he decides he wants to stay with a contender and takes a little less money to stay in NY, he’s so awesome

  • Kit

    Seriously. Good fucking job, Mitre. You really deserve some applause tonight.

    • Bigdragos

      Not making fun of you

      But the phrase “good fucking job, Mitre” is like an oxymoron

      • Kit

        It wasn’t sarcastic. I was actually impressed by how well he’s done.

        • Bigdragos

          He did well, hopefully there is some fruit from that labor

    • CBean

      I’m glad Girardi untied him.

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

    If only we’d bunted in some of those runs

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      All those rally killing home runs will bite them in the end.

    • Greg

      Only play smallball when you’re ahead or tied

      • Carlosologist

        You: preaching
        Me: the choir

    • ND Mike

      Oh Bex, they’re six more possible sacrifice bunts. You might get your wish.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Holy shit it’s a game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Berkman HR here

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That looked high?

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

      High and outside.

  • Stratman9652

    Vmart pulled that ball down about a foot.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck you Beltre.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, I’m really not even that mad. Nice play, Adrian.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Actually, I’m really mad at those fans. Why the fuck did you assholes jump?!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      *didn’t…

      • Frigidevil

        I too am pissed at them. REAL fans would at least stand on a chair to get that ball. In fact, I’m pretty sure they could ‘accidentally’ tackle Beltre, since the ball was in foul territory

  • Greg

    Stupid fans.

    It’s in your section.

    Prevent that

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jorge + non fastballs = painful to watch.

  • Pat D

    Tito not screwing around anymore bringing in Bard.

    Can’t wait till I get home and hear Millar or Williams or whoever it is on MLBN saying that the Red Sox are right back in the middle of it, provided the score doesn’t change.

    • ZZ

      Then don’t watch MLBN

      • Pat D

        I’m addicted to hearing the drivel that they emit.

    • Bigdragos

      Lets hope Papelbon blows another one

  • Stratman9652

    Imagine if Long had fixed Granderson earlier in the year…

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Did anyone just hear a ‘Trot Nixon is a horse’s ass’ chant?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Looked like a tie.

    • Greg

      No he was out

  • Cy Pettitte

    odds of Papelbon implosion in the 9th?

    • ND Mike

      High.

  • ND Mike

    I’m always amazed at how fast Gardner is.

  • Greg

    Well the fans ruined that inning by not body blocking Beltre.
    All the air seemed to be taken out after that play.

    Note I said inning not game

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    That 2-0 call on Berkman was BS ! We got screwed out of a possible walk and the entire complexion of the inning changed. I blame the umpire for this travesty!

    Sorry for the late reaction , It just hit me.

  • All Star Carl

    2 innings of Wood why?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I hope Beltre leaves Boston.

    • ND Mike

      I hope he stays. He only does well in contract years and Theo will have to over pay.

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

    Heh, Beltre just got effed in the a by that curve.

  • pat

    Hah, nice swing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Wood > Beltre

    so nasty

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    lol holy shit that curveball to beltre was literally knee buckling

  • Cy Pettitte

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE

  • Cy Pettitte

    why does Kay call Daniel Nava Nova? It bugs me so much for some reason

    • Kit

      Because he’s an idiot.

  • Greg

    Jeter has to get on for the big guys

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

    It’s been far too long since this team has had some pie…

    • Carlosologist

      teehee

  • CBean

    Dear Yankees, please don’t break my heart. Thanks.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    I am trying to determine who is a bigger pompous A Hole , Michael Flatley or Papelbum.

    • Pat D

      Nothing pompous about Papelbon.

      He’s just a fucking idiot.

      • Dream of Electric Sheep

        Pompous idiot ! and Yes, fucking as well.

  • ecks

    That was an incredibly nasty 3 pitch sequence (the Beltre AB). Hitting both corners and one down the middle, but still low. Reminds me of what could’ve been with this guy.

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

    Just get it to Alex…

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Exactly. That’s always the goal.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    At least Jeter can’t hit into a double play

    • ecks

      Hahahahaha.

    • Pat D

      Don’t underestimate the power of the Force.

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        I’m pretty sure Swish popped out there, because Jeter needed to make 2 outs.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    jeter that was at your eyes!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I really want to know what makes the head high cheese so appealing.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, Swish. Start a rally.

  • Kit

    Ugh, Derek, you can’t do that, babe. Swish and Tex. You need to get on.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Fuck, that may’ve been ball 3.

  • Greg

    well we’re done for the game

    • pat

      What a bold prediction.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Come on, Tex. Let that shit go.

  • ecks

    Now the Alex walk-off grand slam is off… But the Berkman one is still on!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That’s more like it, Tex.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wow.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    texy!!!

  • Kit

    MARK!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    back to back to back HR’s?

  • Carlosologist

    Stop being so mean Tex

  • Greg

    Well, it’s at Alex, Mike

  • ND Mike

    Not that I dislike the HR or anything, but does anyone else wish that they did it with singles and doubles sometimes?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      No not really no.

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

      Home runs are baaadddd!!!

      • Kit

        Kill rallies like a muthafucka.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Just get on base.

  • ecks

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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

    The Yankees will bring the tying run the plate in this game!

    /never too late

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      hahaha you were right!!

  • ecks

    Walk to Alex, Cano HR please

    • Kit

      Walk to Alex, Single to Cano, Lance Berkman/Thames HR.

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        I’m not picky, I’ll take either option!

        • ecks

          Well the first part of my prediction’s come to fruition… Come on, Cano!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Dammmmmit, that 2-1 pitch. A-Rod so wants that back.

    • ecks

      Agreed.

  • Sunil

    man, i really want swish to get 100 rbis this year

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    They ain’t dead yet, mother fuckers. Let’s go, Robbie!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s go Canoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Tying run to the plate

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

    TYING RUN TO THE PLATE!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie tie this bitch up so my dad can give me cash.

  • ND Mike

    Cano if you ground into a force out again….

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Where the fuck was that?

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    holy shit that was bullshit

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    That was pretty far outside

    • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      that was in siberia

      • ecks

        That wasn’t even in the same universe.

      • ShuutoHeat (Don’t Trade GGBG Pl0x)

        No, I think Siberia is closer.

  • Kit

    Such crap.

  • ecks

    DOWN TO THE LAST STRIKE

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Cano not fucking gritty enough dirtbag?

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Jesus.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    my god cano…

  • ecks

    I love how all of our extra base hits are HRs.

    • Kit

      Reason why we don’t bunt: Power.

  • Greg

    well, I blame Jeter and Swisher for not getting on

  • Pat D

    Tease.

  • Kit

    Ahhhh…that sucked. At least it wasn’t a crushing loss. Come back tomorrow and Sunday and win, please.

  • All Star Carl

    Jeter Swish and Cano aint clutch. Could have walked multiple times.

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

      lol k.

      • All Star Carl

        They aren’t clutch. Would you want those 3 up in a big spot? No. You want A-God up at the plate.

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

          /anti-2006’d

          Yeah, I want Alex Rodriguez up in a big spot over those three. That’s because Alex Rodriguez is one of the best hitters, uh, ever in the history of baseball.

  • ND Mike

    Ugh. That was kinda sad.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Robbie needs to not swing at every pitch, he isn’t Vlad

  • Jon in CUO

    O’Neill Theory anyone?

  • Carlosologist

    At least we came close. Oh well, blow them out tomorrow after Lester is out of the game.

    • Greg

      What if Lester doesn’t come out?

      • Carlosologist

        Confidence, my friend. You need it.

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

        It’s unfortunate that people have to be closeted in today’s day and age.

        • Greg

          How else do you want me to react?

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

            I was trying to make a joke with the “what if Lester doesn’t come out” question. It was lame.

            • CBean

              I laughed.

          • Carlosologist

            I dunno, maybe stop predicting complete and utter demise before the game even starts? Then we can take you a bit more seriously.

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

    Blahhhh but at least they didn’t roll over and die. I guess.

    My poor Andrew Eugene. :(

    • Kit

      Not worried about Andy, but it does suck. :(

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

        I’m not worried about him either. Wish he had some more time to get used to the major leagues or something, but it is what it is. Also I’m lame so it kinda hurts when he pitches like crap :/

        • Kit

          Yeah. I understand completely. I’m really heartbroken over CC and Andy pitching badly. It kills me, even if I know it’s temporary and not likely to happen often.

  • It’sATarp

    Not enough heart unlike the sox /sarcasm

  • ecks

    To come this far… Well, that’s baseball. We can’t beat the shit out of Papelbon everytime, can we?

  • Dream of Electric Sheep

    Christ , Are the umpiring crew on Boston’s payroll!

    Recap
    Andy ineffective and fucked up , Boston won in cohort with a dirty umpiring crew.

  • Bigdragos

    Who do the Sox play next?

    Would not care normally, but Nova and Moseley pitching the nxt two days.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      What ? you conceding even before a pitch has been thrown? Have a little faith bud.

      • Bigdragos

        Not conceding, but not too confident at the same time.

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

          Dude, I don’t want to be too discouraging, but all your posts have been insanely negative. I know the team isn’t playing well but this isn’t the place to doom-and-gloom.

  • jbkx

    Is this the wake up call the Yanks needed? Christ I’d hope, there aren’t too many chances left. Yanks need a hard ass on the team (I’ll bite on the O’Neill Theory).

  • Greg

    I just don’t to be forced to clinch in Fenway. The fans come into play there. The Red Sox play better there. And the records go out the window.

    • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

      I can’t even see that happening. The Red Sox play four in Chicago after this, and I can’t see them sweeping as bad as the White Sox can be. Meanwhile we play Toronto, and we have a favorable pitching matchup in the first game at least.

      I am also not a fan of conceding games before they start. Lester doesn’t have to be lights out tomorrow. Maybe he has a bad game. Maybe Nova pitches a gem. Who knows?

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Well at least they almost came back.

    I don’t know guys, I do think it’s important that we win at least one game in this series. I don’t think tomorrow is as hopeless as it looks. Maybe this near comeback will give us some momentum.

    • gachupin

      The Red Sux are done unless there’s another Ortiz jersey somewhere in da Bronx. Even if they sweep this weekend and they might considering the matchups, they’re not going to take the Chisox series. What pisses me off is TB’s going for all the marbles while Joe G’s overanalyzing overmanaging as usual. We basically lost our shot at the division coz Girardi wouldn’t play to win. Now we get the Twins who are on fire, and lose home field advantage, probably in both series. Twins are 52-25 at home. Don’t think we’ll get past the ALDS hope I’m wrong.

  • Beanietown

    Yanks are playing with the Red Sox. They should just end it and stop the torture for them