Game Eight: Super Nova

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Yesterday’s loss was frustrating but that’s life. Games like that happen over the course of a season. The Yankees managed to score five runs without the benefit of a homer and non-Phil Hughes/Boone Logan pitchers kept the Red Sox bats at bay. Those are pretty much the only positives.

The ball goes to Ivan Nova today, who is facing most of Boston’s hitters for the first time. He made one start and one relief appearance against the Sox last year, but the only holdovers from those lineups that are starting today are J.D. Drew, David Ortiz, and Jed Lowrie. Like most pitchers, Nova thrives on facing batters than haven’t seen him before, but then again this Boston lineup isn’t filled with normal hitters. Dustin Pedroia, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis … those are stars of the first order, it might not matter that they’ve never seem before.

Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robbie Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Eric Chavez, DH
Russell Martin, C

Ivan Nova, SP

It’s a 1:10pm ET start, and the game will be broadcast by FOX. Two FOX games in the first two weeks of the season just isn’t cool, man. Try to enjoy the game.

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  • Pat D

    I don’t even have the strength to make a BuckCarver joke yet.

    I’m sure they’ll give me a reason to within about 5 minutes of first pitch.

  • Esteban

    I liked the commercial on FOX of little leguers/ RBI baseball kids reenacting famous scenes from baseball hitstory.

  • Pat D

    Also, I’d just like to point out that the Rangers/Orioles are playing a, get this, SINGLE ADMISSION double header today.

    Now, while this is likely due to Baltimore not having the best attendance anymore, I’d like to see this happen more often.

    Of course we know the Yankees will never do that.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I thought for a second that this was planned out, but sadly it was not. Now, that would be cool to see.

      • C

        The A’s have a scheduled doubleheader in July

  • Poopy Pants

    Just DVR every game (regardless of which station it is on). Then watch the game on fast forward. It’s much better this way. You miss the dumb commentating and all the boring down time between pitches. You can fly though a game pretty quick and still take care of real and important things in life (instead of wasting 3 or 4 hours watching adult men playing a game).

    • Poopy Pants

      reply fail

    • Esteban

      I would never watch a recorded sporting event. It’s too easy to hear about the result and ruin the suspense.

  • Cy Pettitte

    it’s weekends like this where I start to appreciate Kay and the gang…

    • Pat D

      I’m willing to give the new Sunday night team a chance. They sounded OK doing that Rangers/Red Sox game last week.

      Of course I work Sunday nights and won’t be able to hear the game anyway…

    • Chip

      Just be happy Joe Morgan got fired, there was absolutely nothing worse

  • Sheepmeister

    So over/under 10 pitches until muting of buck and mccarver.

    • Pat D

      Under. You’ll want to mute them before first pitch.

    • Esteban

      As much as they annoy me, I can’t watch a game without sound.

  • Esteban

    Over/under on the length of this game: 3:40 I’ll take the over.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Honestly if there are over/under are Yankees/Red Sox games that are on national TV the over/under should be more like 4 hours.

      • Esteban

        Ha yea, I was gonna set it at 4:10 at first, but thought that was maybe too high for an over/under.

  • Jorge Posada’s passion for baseball

    Ian Kennedy threw a good game yeterday, is it ok to start the Phil for Ian straight up trade campaign here?

    • Cy Pettitte

      first is Bartolo to the rotation, then Joba to the rotation, the Phil for IPK trade

      • Jorge Posada’s passion for baseball

        Joba to the rotation was so before Bartolo was in pinstripes

      • Esteban

        The possibility of Joba to the rotation this season (or ever with the Yankees) is sadly almost zero.

    • YankeesJunkie

      No, Kennedy is still in the NL West and seeing him not top 90 would upset a lot of Yankee fans.

  • Pat D

    Motherfucker. I live in Pennsylvania, so guess what I’m seeing right now. That’s right, Phillies/Braves.

    Oh, god and looking at Eric Karros’ hair makes me want to kill myself.

    • Cuso

      i live in Jacksonville, FL. Getting the same Braves/Phillies garbage.

      • NC Yankee Fan

        Gastonia, NC has Phillies Braves

  • Cy Pettitte

    according to that on screen graphic, Ryan Howard is on deck

  • Esteban

    Apparently Ryan Howard is on deck for the Yankees.

    #FOXfail

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

    Ryan Howard on deck?

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

      He lost a lot of weight.

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

    Man I really hope they didn’t give up a lot for Ryan Howard.

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

    Kevin Slowey to the disabled list with an arm injury, so that makes it four straight years.

  • Esteban

    Did Joe Buck say Buchholz is off to a great start after one batter?

  • Aj

    Love the laptops comment.

    • YanksFan in MA

      Yea seriously. Kid robbed a middle school. But what Cam Newton did is just outrageous and talked about ad nauseum.

    • Esteban

      Where’s ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops when you need him?

  • Kostas

    I sure hope the Fox/ESPN games have better results for the Yanks than last year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    I am going to kill myself with McCarver keep saying Buchholz Buckler

  • YankeesJunkie

    Buccholz looked Red Sox officials in the eyes and said “That not me anymore…I discriminate against other races.” Buccholz was promptly accepted by Red Sox with open arms.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice AB Cap’n

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

    Good job, Cap’n. Sun on Salty now.

  • Pat D

    8 pitch AB by Jeter that ends in a walk. Nice.

  • jorge brosada

    good AB Jetes

  • mike_h

    come on Tex, bring em in

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Ryan Howard’s a Yankee? never noticed.

  • Kostas

    How does a pitcher throw a ground ball to a batter?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Wow, you have to get that base on curveball.

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

    Meh, perfect throw.

    • oldmanjeter

      Old man Jeter has lost his legs. If he can’t make it on a curveball anymore…..

  • jorge brosada

    wow that sucks, jeter went on the right pitch. Just shitty luck

  • YanksFan in MA

    Jeter needed to take 1 more step there. Went into his slide too early. Damn.

  • Aj

    Fox is the worst!! Argh!

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

    Mark Teixeira swung and missed at a changeup? That’s surprising … NOT.

    /Borat

  • Souter Fell

    did anyone here the jay mohr bit on the monotonous, no inflection of Buck on the OnA show this week, it was pretty good

  • Esteban
  • Kostas

    Tex – 0 for last 8.

  • pat

    This off center camera is going to fuckin kill me.

  • mike_h

    I bet Crawford is still pissed about Golson throwing him out

  • YankeesJunkie

    Pedroia shies away from a ball nowhere near him.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ring him up…

  • pat

    Ooo Pedroia shows so much emotion guys!!!

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Hey guys, did you know that Dustin Pedroia is really really gritty?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Did the strike zone suddenly become smaller between innings.

  • Pat D

    Stupid elf.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Awful. That outside pitch is a strike all day against the Yanks.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    I’ll admit it, I’m terrified of Adrian Gonzalez.

  • jorge brosada

    fucking ump is squeezing Nova, Bucholz got those calls…

  • Kostas

    no call 3rd strike is still affecting nova.

    • Kostas

      much better. Now get Manny’s ex lover.

  • pat

    Don’t like that all these bosox are due to start hitting sometime soon.

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

    I really wish Nova would learn to throw strikes from the stretch.

  • YanksFan in MA

    I have a feeling Youkilis gets old very quickly. His body will not handle 3B well.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    “No matter where you put him…defensively…he will always hit…”

    That doesn’t make any goddamn sense

    • Pat D

      It makes perfect sense if you don’t think about it.

  • pat

    NAsty slider

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow made Youk look pretty bad

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    That strikeout was pure grit from Youk. What an inspiration to us all.

  • pat

    Bury a change plz.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nova gaining confidence

  • danimal

    What a nice hook to get Youk.

    and then he blows a pitch by Ortiz…

    That boys good… he good.

  • Esteban

    Papi with the incredible bat speed

  • Chip

    If Nova could learn to control his change-up, he could really start striking guys out

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Nova’s getting seriously squeezed this inning

  • pat

    Teh poise!!!!

  • Souter Fell

    Super Nova! Really hope this guy can turn in solid quality work.

  • Pat D

    Into and out of trouble. Just don’t make it a habit.

  • JerseyDutch

    Why does McCarver think you don’t you want to throw offspeed or breaking stuff to Ortiz?

    • Pat D

      Because it’s the only thing his bat catches up to anymore?

      • JerseyDutch

        I guess. Seems odd to pitch just fastballs to any power hitter.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Lolwrie

  • mike_h

    nice hit Cano!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano heating up!

  • Esteban

    Robbie LOVES Fenway.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Man I love watching Cano swing.

    • Kostas

      He does have a great swing… dare I say pretty

  • pat

    I don’t hit golfballs that well with my driver. Jesus christ.

    • danimal

      at least not that straight… but who does. He should try his hand in the PGA after baseball.

  • Kostas

    Robbie is getting hot….

  • Pat D

    Oh, slightly off topic, but it involves the Red Sox.

    When former Sox GM Lou Gorman passed away last week, all I remember being said was that he was the “architect” of the 1986 WS team.

    Was he suddenly forgiven for the Jeff Bagwell for Larry Andersen trade?

  • YanksFan in MA

    A-Rod couldn’t have been running off the bat there. Wasn’t even in the picture near 2nd when they showed Ellsbury going back. Unusual, he;s normally a very good baserunner.

    • pat

      Sounded like it was off the end of the bat a little bit. Could have fooled him.

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

      I don’t see the point in pushing it with no outs. First to third is just fine.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I’ll take that!

  • JerseyDutch

    “The Yankees get a cheap run.” WTF was that about, McCarver?

    • cjc

      they scored without a hit people say it all the time

      • JerseyDutch

        Okay. My McCarver hatred got the better of me.

      • danimal

        yeah Bucholz’s strike zone is much larger than Nova’s. That low outside “ball” to Pedroia before the walk vs. Grandy’s 1-2 gift.

        Oi.

        • danimal

          and a reply fail… Fuddruckers

  • danimal

    That’s how you manufacture runs right there… make Uncle Jeb pay for that error.

  • pat

    Are you fuckin kidding me there with that 1-2?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bucholz’s strike zone is huge compared to Nova’s

  • YankeesJunkie

    Really! Nova hasn’t gotten anything on the outside!

    • YanksFan in MA

      reply fail

  • YanksFan in MA

    If that was off the end of the bat my god Cano has pop. Ball was smoked.

  • jorge brosada

    bucholz getting all the outside calls that Nova didn’t. Bullshit..

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandy needs to take a page from Martin’s book w/ a delayed steal

  • cjc

    STEAL

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez! I like him already

  • mike_h

    nice hit Chavez!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cjc

    very nice very nice

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Can Joe Buck sound more bored than he already does?

    • Pat D

      Don’t encourage him.

  • pat

    Yea baby. Chavez= beast.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    True Yankeee ™

  • Esteban

    There you go EC

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

    Zombie with the oppo double.

    • Kostas

      Great name for Chavez

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

        He’s back from the dead, it seems appropriate.

        • Kostas

          +1

  • Alex S

    wooh! go Chavez!

  • jorge brosada

    Chavez!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice start in pinstripes for Chavez.

  • mbonzo

    Could Buck be any more interested in this game? (/sarcasm)

    • Jonathan

      ya it’s best to mute it…and he’s hands down better than Captain Dementia

  • Kostas

    Chavez could turn out to be a very good pick up…

    • Cy Pettitte

      totally, I’ll take him over Nunez/Pena at third any day when A-Rod needs an off day

  • Pat D

    Way to earn your (pin)stripes, Eric.

  • Jonathan

    Damn Russell…all you had to do was hit it the other way….

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Bad baserunning. Why push it in the 2nd inning?

  • pat

    Curtis should have lowered the boomstick.

    • danimal

      2nd that

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well played…

  • jorge brosada

    God dammit…

  • danimal

    the best part about this inning is how much he’s laboring right now. He’s going deep in every count, and we’re getting doubles and walks, not HRs. I’ll take that.

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

    Bah, hold up Grandy.

  • mbonzo

    I would have loved to see Granderson take out Salty there.

  • Esteban

    Damnit Tim, that look back wasn’t what caused Grandy to get thrown out.

    • Kostas

      Yes it was. didn’t know that looking back for 1 second or less will slow a runner down by minimum 3 steps rather than it just being a poor decision by Granderson. #FoxSchoolofBaseball.

      We all can only wish to be consistently wrong about baseball as Tim McCarver and his irrational hyperbole.

      • Esteban

        I’m not sure it was a bad decision, because Youkilis was playing back, but yeah, how did McCarver come to that conclusion after looking at the replay 4 times?

  • Jonathan

    I need to follow my own advice and mute this shit. Granderson is out by a mile and McCarver is all over him for slightly looking back.

    • Pat D

      What, you’re going to question Tim McCarver and his expertise? This guy hit the big home run in the 1964 World Series. Who are you to question his knowledge of the game?

      /Francesa’d

      • Kostas

        +100

      • Jonathan

        love it

  • Pat D

    Did Gardner just take another pitch right down the middle?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Good to see the Yanks score a couple runs off an error.

  • jorge brosada

    definitely should be 3-0

  • Esteban

    Looks like whatever Buchholz throws will be called a strike.

  • JerseyDutch

    Getting a little tired of watching Brett look at strike three.

  • Jonathan

    Is there a way to get backwards K’s for a career? or backwards K percentage?

  • JDDZip

    It was a good play by Youk he was playing back and got him cant blame grandy for being aggressive with his speed

  • Cy Pettitte

    Let’s hope Nova starts getting the outside calls this inning

    • Sheepmeister

      or the call right down the middle

      • Esteban

        Or any calls

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Yup, nothing says “perfect start for the Red Sox” like a 2-0 deficit in the second inning.

    Excellent work as usual, Buck.

    • pat

      To the inning he meant.

  • cjc

    strike 1

  • Cy Pettitte

    Fox commentators + Nova’s strike zone = me close to throwing TV out the windows

    • YankeesJunkie

      The Fox announcers seem especially terrible today for some reason. I can usually deal with the a little better.

      • Pat D

        This 1:00 start must have screwed with their routine.

        No time for brunch or pedicures or something.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Damn! Robbie almost had that.

  • cjc

    terrible jump from Cano must have been fooled by the spin

  • jorge brosada

    Ack, Cano should have had it..

  • Mike Myers

    Is it just me or does chaves look exactly like that person in the add behind home plate.

  • Jonathan

    Um…Robbie should have jumped up instead of forward trying to deek sp? Drew

  • Aj

    Yes Joe Buck, he went back to first to “tag”.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Damn that could have easily been 2. Cano got a little crossed up and got no lift on the jump.

  • Will (the other one)

    Sure would’ve been nice for Nova to get that first strike called there. You know, the one right in the wheelhouse.

  • Jonathan

    ya McCarver…not many people have a better catcher overall then Salty…except maybe…90% of the league.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Huge pitch

  • Kostas

    Ok survey. Who uses more cliches in broadcasting baseball – Buck/McCarver, Joe Morgan, Sterling/Waldman?

    • Pat D

      You’re going to make my head explode.

  • Cy Pettitte

    now would be a good time for Nova to “throw a ground ball” like Bucholz can

    • jorge brosada

      hahaha

  • Mike Myers

    yeah gardy!

  • pat

    Thank god. I would have crapped if that POS blooped in.

  • Aj

    Good thing Johnny Damon wasn’t in left on that play. It would’ve been ugly.

  • jorge brosada

    Loving that Gardner defense!

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Meh, that was a really odd route. Good thing he has the speed to make up for mistakes like that.

      (Not that I’m complaining.)

  • YankeesJunkie

    What a hustle play by Gardner. Jones would still be running to that ball right now.

  • Skip

    More ground balls by Nova would be nice…I know that’s his game so this many pop-ups concerns me. Not to the point where I’m worried of course, just saying.

    • pat

      Well, when you’re forced to throw everything down the middle it makes it hard to coax the GBs.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    So does Carl Crawford have a sperm tattooed on his neck? I’ve always wondered what that thing is supposed to be.

  • Jonathan

    wow blue….get off your knees your blowing the game

  • Esteban

    This umpire is terrrrrrible. Emphasis on rrrrr

    • Pat D

      Is that you, Sir Charles?

  • YanksFan in MA

    Where are these pitches? I mean honestly the ump has missed about 5-6 strikes already.

    • Esteban

      All strikes on Gameday

      • Pat D

        Not on ESPN Gamecast.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well that was….. unorthodox….

  • Esteban

    Captain Jetes! Still has some tricks up his sleeve I suppose.

  • Total Dominication

    Let’s go blow this one open.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Another day, another nice play by Jeter. Nova looks pretty decent thus far.

  • jorge brosada

    good play by DJ and Alex

  • danimal

    WOOO!

    Hah I don’t think he even tagged him.

    Either way, what terrible umpiring… and Nova still manages to get out of it

    • Pat D

      Wasn’t it a force play?

      • danimal

        His foot never touched the base… TiVo that shite.

      • danimal

        oh and my terrible umpiring was about the balls and strikes… it’s all on gooch there. I wasn’t saying 3B missed the call…

        • Pat D

          Oh. I’m not seeing the game since I live in PA and am subjected to the Philthies, so I’m relying on Gamecast and what everyone here says.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Love that Fox has to check if he was out. Yea pretty sure he was and nobody argued there. I can’t stand watching nationally televised Yankees games. I get a lot of road announcers on the Extra Innings package and they aren’t nearly as insufferable as this.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      Actually, on the first replay it looked like A-Rod may have missed the tag.

      Whatever, I’ll take it.

      • YanksFan in MA

        But was it really egregious enough to immediately question it as they were going to commercial? Replay looks like he was out. And like they are saying now, nobody argued and yet they spend the first 2 minutes of the Yankees AB talking about it but no mention of the awful strike zone thus far.

        • danimal

          This reminds me of listening to a Bill Walton announced game. just obnoxious as all hell, and says block headed things.

  • danimal

    $10 Girardi is out screaming at Gooch by the 5th

  • Cy Pettitte

    this ump is doing everything in his power to ensure we don’t get length out of Nova

  • Jonathan

    A few years ago jeter and Arod wouldn’t make that play..but now they’re friends again and that makes them better players with more chemistry…..

  • Mike Myers

    How many grass commercials are they going to dump on us?

    • Pat D

      Enough until you start pleading for a return to artificial turf.

      Including for your own lawn, not just at stadiums.

  • Skip

    Look at this strike zone via Gameday. Nova vs. Crawford

    http://i55.tinypic.com/28wc7r9.jpg

  • Aj

    Fantasy Question: Is Ben Francisco the real deal this year in Philly?

    • Pat D

      Doubtful.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Not really. About a .270 average, 10 homers, 50-60 ribbies.

  • jorge brosada

    a fly ball from jeter, i’ll take it…

  • Souter Fell

    no matter how much you want him to be safe, he was out

  • pat

    Are you fucking kidding me with that outside pitch? Jesus

  • Esteban

    Holy shit, the new GameDay is awesome.

  • ShuutoHeat

    “If it was on his shoe.”

    Really Buck?

  • mbonzo

    Was that really such a good play by Agon. I feel like announcers rave about any first baseman that can actually field their position. (not taking anything away from Agon)

    • pat

      The spin made it look pretty.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      It wasn’t a web gem or anything, but it was a pretty slick play. Nice job by Buchholz getting over to cover as well (not that Tex is a danger to leg out an infield single or anything.)

  • Mike Myers

    A rod got him….If he touched the bag and not drew, it was a force play

  • YankeesJunkie

    A-Rod continues to look great, but a .500 wOBA makes anyone looks good.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Cano doesn’t like being called Robbie?

    I wonder what he thinks of John Sterling then.

  • Esteban

    You hear that people? No more Robbie Cano, only Robinson.

    • JDDZip

      I’ll call him whatever he wants if he keeps mashing against the sox

  • pat

    Cano makes that play easy.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Pedroia = lazy American

      • pat

        ::brain explodes::

  • Mike Myers

    OH SNAP….whos the better 2b?! son!

  • Souter Fell

    if they say pedroia is hall of fame worthy, im turning this off

  • danimal

    Small ball. Me likey. Time for a double steal?

    • mbonzo

      no.

    • pat

      Cano would probably get thrown out. So no.

  • Esteban

    He out-gritted himself there.

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

    If Cano really doesn’t like being called Robbie … I guess I’ll have to change by ways.

    • Mike Myers

      He probably just doesnt like being talked to by Fox announcers.

      • AaronGuileWithASmile

        +1

  • YanksFan in MA

    I can’t stand hearing about Pedroia’s MVP after the seasons Jeter got jobbed with so much more impressive raw numbers. Jeter just got hosed becaused he dates movie stars and singers and thus loses all Grit Over Replacement Player value.

    • Esteban

      Jeter should have been shorter and balder when he had his great years.

    • Pat D

      Pedroia had the benefit of no one in the AL having a truly stand out season that year.

      I was leaning for Longoria or Quentin, but then both of them got hurt in August and September. I came to the conclusion I would have had to vote for Youkilis that year.

      • Esteban

        Sizemore, Halladay, and Lee were probably better choices. It wasn’t egregious though.

        • Pat D

          If you go by bWAR, then Mauer was the one who got screwed. Followed by Lee and Youkilis.

    • mbonzo

      Arod deserved it that year imo. Tied with the highest OPS for MVP candidates that year and 2 less stolen basses than Pedroia.

  • Souter Fell

    60 pitches already… nice

  • Cy Pettitte

    Bucholz at 60 pitches, hopefully he doesn’t make it to the 6th

    • danimal

      Let’s hope we get to face Daniel Bard. Keep base knocking him right into Shady Acres mental facility

      • Pat D

        Is Ray Finkel still there?

  • Mike Myers

    Fire doesnt have a rivalry with kindling….hahaha

    • Pat D

      Great line.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I LOLed at the commercial.

    • Esteban

      I like it now, but after the 170th time seeing it, I’m gonna hate it. But not before the 170th time.

      • YankeesJunkie

        At least that takes to the seventh inning of today’s game.

  • Souter Fell

    the most threatening they could find was Jim from the Office? Better than Dane Cook I guess

    • Pat D

      John Krasinski is likeable. Dane Cook is not.

    • Esteban

      There is nothing threatening anywhere in Boston.

  • Jonathan

    costly bobble

  • Cy Pettitte

    If Gardner doesn’t bobble that he’s out

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

    Fewer baserunners, pls.

  • Sheepmeister

    So nasty factor on gameday makes no sense. Ball at the head NF of 58, swinging strike on the inside corner NF of 13???

    explain this please

  • Souter Fell

    what are the chances gonzo walks after the season?

    • bonestock94

      0%

    • Pat D

      Yea, even on YES they said that he’s due for like a 7 year, $150 million extension soon.

      I’m wondering if Youkilis and Pedroia will start complaining they’re underpaid once that happens. That would be nice.

      • Esteban

        Unless the Red Sox say screw it and go for Pujols.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Whoa, is Youkilis actually dripping ugliness?

  • danimal

    when is Yahoo gonna start updating today’s fantasy stats? Jeebis whose job is that?

  • danimal

    that pitch must have had a very high nast-factor

  • YankeesJunkie

    That was a great slider by Nova.

  • pat

    Why didn’t Jeter go home? That was smashed right at him. I guess he was too deep in the hole.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      It’s the 3rd inning, you’ve gotta take the guaranteed out there. No sense risking a big inning.

    • YanksFan in MA

      He looked at it quickly. If he had a play I’m sure he would have. You only throw home there in the 3rd inning if its guaranteed.

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

      Nah, it’s the third inning. Take the definite out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good inning considering the leadoff double I guess

  • jorge brosada

    oh my god Fox announcers, get off Pedroia’s nuts please…

    • Pat D

      They will slurp him until the day he dies.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Even then they won’t stop.

  • YanksFan in MA

    3 IP, 1 ER, 49 pitches and getting squeezed. I’ll def take that so far.

  • Souter Fell

    somehow gets enough on his throw… ugh

  • Bob Stone

    Is the announcer kidding – “Cano, playing shallow right, somehow gets enough on his throw to get it to first”?? Robbie just lobbed it over to first.

    Another example of how bad these announcers are.

  • JDDZip

    to be honest with you I actually like Pedroia he’s one of the few sox I respect.

    • Pat D

      He’s an asshole.

      • Bob Stone

        Far my favorite as well.

      • JDDZip

        compared to Youk? why do you think he’s an asshole lol?

        • Esteban

          I would say my hatred goes: Beckett>Papelbon>Youkilis>>>Pedroia.

          • Bob Stone

            Beg to disagree – Papsmear>Beckett>Youkilis>Pedroia>Varitek

            • Pat D

              Varitek isn’t worth hating anymore. Beckett is getting there.

              For me, it goes:
              Pedroia>Papelbon>Ortiz (yes, still)>Youkilis>Beckett

              Those are the only ones worth really hating anymore.

        • http://twitter.com/karcotte karcotte
        • Pat D

          He is a prime example of someone who suffers from “little man syndrome.”

    • Todd Gaak

      He’s a little troll who is vastly overrated by the media. There’s nothing about him to respect.

      • Esteban

        He made a funny commercial for MLB The Show.

        • Pat D

          No, that wasn’t funny, it proved how arrogant he is.

          Because I remember them saying that he couldn’t hit a high fastball. Well, from what I normally see, HE CAN’T.

    • pat

      I’d respect him if he didn’t whine and cray and bitch after every single called strike against him. Same with Youkilis.

      • pat

        *cry

        • Bob Stone

          There’s no crying in baseball.

      • JDDZip

        I hate papelbon, beckett, and youk too but I really dont see why him being overrated by the media means you should hate him

        Jeter didnt use to be overrated by the media?

    • mbonzo

      I like Ellsbury and Lester.

      • Bob Stone

        My favorite BoSox player was Mike Lowell.

    • Xstar7

      Dustin Pedroia is a prick

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      He’s a fucking overrated bitch.

  • danimal

    I think Grandy’s eye has gotten a lot better since he came over.

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL Grandy just tried to take out Rosenthal.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    The strikezone has been a joke today.

    At least Buchholz got squeezed there for once.

  • Jonathan

    Out of all the missed calls the umpire has made already against us…Douche and Douchier comment on that which was CLEARLY outside and not a swing.

  • YanksFan in MA

    How was that a pretty good pitch? Jesus it was 4 inches outside. I hate Buck.

  • Jonathan

    Also, 70 pitches through 3….ouch. c’mon soft underbelly

    • danimal

      yeah he’s out in the 5th for sure. Guy’s too young to stay past 100 pitches, unless you’re Dusty Baker.

      • Jonathan

        ya let’s knock his ass out here.

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

    Very nice, Grandy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice, 10 pitch walk

  • pat

    10 pitch AB ends with a walk. Wonderful. Time to put some pressure on Salty.

    • pat

      Apparently Bucch is thinking the same thing.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Good ab Grandy. Hit and run time. Chavez is a dp candidate.

  • YanksFan in MA

    10 pitch AB. Beautiful Curtis.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Elegrant ?

    LOL Rosenthal, is Theo so amazing that you have to create a new word for him?

  • Jonathan

    OMG McCarver. Just because you’re a little turd doesn’t mean every catcher needs to be 5’7.

    • Frigidevil

      Apparently you can’t be 6-3, 6-4 and be quick…if you play baseball. Basketball players can be that tall and quick though. Racism much?

  • Monteroisdinero

    Saltalamacchia with Phil 4:13 on his chest protector.

    • Pat D

      What does that mean?

      • danimal

        I think Phillistines 4:13, but I’m not a biblical guy so not sure…

        • Francis

          It means “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

          /google’d

    • danimal

      hah Salty has dickfor written on his chest gear

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

    Zombie!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez! I love you man

  • Jonathan

    barely missed my ass! fucking 6 inches inside. Way to go Chavez!!!!

  • mbonzo

    Did Kevin Long fix Chavez?

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go Eric!!!!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yay Chavez.

  • Souter Fell

    Crawford is so wasted in left

    • Teh Comp Pick

      Yes. Maybe he moves to right after Drew’s deal is up? Not sure he has a RFer’s arm

  • ShuutoHeat

    Damn Chavez is showing everyone how to use the Green Monster/joke of a stadium.

  • Esteban

    Eazy E is balling out his first game.

  • jorge brosada

    Chavez!! What a beast

  • Jonathan

    Can you guys imagine if we had Andruw and Chavez in their primes on this team?

    • pat

      And Arod at SS and Jeter…. somewhere.

  • Xstar7

    Ha, nice green monster double for Chavez.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Wow McCarver speaking the truth. That’s an out everywhere but YS3 is the biggest joke ever.

  • pat

    Lol Chavez couldn’t be more blatant about just wanting to hit bloopers off the wall. Me likey.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Nice–Chavez looks like he’s seeing the ball really well right now.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Gotta do better than last time here. Need both these runs pushed across.

  • Jonathan

    Fuckin A umpire…that isn’t even remotely close

  • danimal

    looked exactly like the last double. This is the 2nd all over again…

  • Monteroisdinero

    Even a Yankee double gets translated into Crawford putting in hard work early in LF

  • Kostas

    Chavez better DH than Posada – j/k #hyperbole, #smallsamplesize.

  • Cy Pettitte

    RUSSELL HAS MUSCLE!

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

    Skadoosh!

  • mbonzo

    RUSSELL’S GOT MUSCLE!!!!!!

  • pat

    FUCK YES. Hanging breaker. GONE

  • danimal

    WOOWOWOWOWOOOO

  • YankeesJunkie

    Baller!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Russell has muscle!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Announcers couldn’t be anymore excited.

  • Jonathan

    Can you believe how subdued Buck just called that? That is hands down the least emotion I’ve heard of a HR

  • Xstar7

    RUSSEL HAS MUSCLE!!!!

  • Yank the Frank

    Russell the Muscle

  • Bob Stone

    Great!

  • cjc

    wha a call from Joe Buck epic

  • ShuutoHeat

    BOOM!!

  • Esteban

    The COLTRANE bring them home!

  • jorge brosada

    Flex those guns Russ!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    I like Russell Martin.

    • pat

      +1 Very underrated pickup.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Could Buck have been even a little bit excited there? Absolutely no voice inflection at all. This is getting fuckin absurd.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I bet its the same way his wife sounds like in bed.

      • Jonathan

        nah I bet she’s a screamer…Joe isn’t there though

  • bobtaco

    Bucky Martin

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Woooooo!!!!

    Any radio listeners wanna share John Sterling’s homer call for Martin?

  • Teh Comp Pick

    If I was a dodgers fan I’d be pretty angry my team nontendered Martin

  • Frigidevil

    Wow only took Martin a week to earn his pinstripes, well done.

  • JDDZip

    Question, do we trade Russel at the all star break if he keeps these numbers up for a starting pitcher and bring up Montero or keep him?

    • Esteban

      Why would they trade him if he’s playing really well?

    • Monteroisdinero

      No. We keep him and Montero who will be a DH and catcher for us next year.

      Hopefully.

    • pat

      Hell no. Can’t have enough pitching catching.

  • Monteroisdinero

    reminded me of another great Yankee Fenway homer by a guy named Russell but we called him Bucky

  • CMP

    Russell Martin-best free agent signing since CC and Tex.
    Sure hope this lasts.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Marcus Thames was a pretty good free agent signing, too.

  • Slappy White

    Russell shows Muscle, followed by some French jibberish….classic John Sterling

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      As you can see from my screenname, I have a soft spot for John Sterling’s unique brand of arrogant senility.

  • JerseyDutch

    I’m liking this Martin guy.

  • Souter Fell

    Yeah Martin, between him and Chavez, if they can stay healthy MOST of the time its gonna be fun

  • Jonathan

    Classy job there Rosenthal….boo hoo for your Red Sox

  • danimal

    What are the chances the Yanks keep Russel and trade away Montero, or else just keep both?

  • Dean

    Yanks need a leadoff hitter. Gardner’s not cutting it.

    • danimal

      he was alright last night…

      that’s what she said.

      • Dean

        too inconsistent…need a much better OBP if he’s gonna lead off. he does them no good seeing 3 – 4 pitches per at bat

        • pat

          The .383 he had last year isn’t good enough to lead off?

          • Dean

            it’s respectable

    • Monteroisdinero

      Gardner hits a grounder sharply to the pitcher who stabs it. Not Gardy’s fault.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh captain my captain

    • CBean

      not dead yet.

  • Jonathan

    Did Jeter just get a legit hit off a righty? Buccholz is DONE..

  • JerseyDutch

    Like to see that from Mr. Jetah…

  • YankeesJunkie

    Buccholz is obviously the greatest pitcher known to man.

  • jorge brosada

    I miss Kay…

  • Jonathan

    Tex is lost….

  • Tommy

    Does Joe Buck just sound bored to anybody else?

    • Jonathan

      oh ya…

    • JerseyDutch

      He always does.

    • Frigidevil

      Yeah, I think he went overboard with his boring pills today.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ugh, that graphic is terrible.

  • Jonathan

    haha did they really put a picture of Biggio catching for that montage?…(even rocky had a montage…MONTAGE!!!)

  • danimal

    A-Rod is about to eat Buchholz’s babies

  • Yank the Frank

    Alex looks locked in

  • ShuutoHeat

    Time for the Centaur deathblow.

    • Esteban

      deathkick*

  • Marcus

    Why does the 3000 hits graphic have palm trees in the background?

  • CBean

    hey what’s martin’s HR call from Sterling? I haven’t heard it yet.

    • danimal

      I’d love to go back and look for that but this AB is about to knock buchholz out of the game…

      • mbonzo

        Russell’s got muscle.

    • danimal

      and theres a shot… down the line… gone… three run home run. Hit by Russel Martin. What a start he is off to. And that makes it five to one, here in the third.

      Pretty uninspired if you ask me.

  • pat

    Arod is 13th alltime on the RBI list yet all of them have mysteriously come in blowouts.

    /old meme’d

    • Esteban

      all solo shots.

  • YankeesJunkie

    A-Rod!

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod is unstoppable, this year should be reaaaal good

    peace buttholz

  • pat

    HAHAHAHA that has to be a reference to his alleged centaur painting

  • JerseyDutch

    A-Rod studies and collects art? Is art code for ‘hot blondes?’

  • YanksFan in MA

    Nice job Clay. Way to bring it today. Ha ha

  • Jonathan

    No shit Buck. Let us introduce you to xFIP

  • jorge brosada

    Arod is on fire

  • Cy Pettitte

    Sox bullpen is gonna be decimated for tomorrow when Beckett goes 2.1 innings

  • Cuso

    Gotta give a little credit to Cashman here

    the Andruw Jones Eric Chavez Russell Martin signings look pretty good about now

    • Jonathan

      ya we only got lucky on Chavez’s health ( so far knock on wood). The other two were quality pick ups from the get go. God I love this team. I’m rooting for Minnesota to SUCK and trade us Liriano for anyone but Montero/Manny/Sanchez

      • Pat D

        I’m still suspicious there’s something wrong with him.

        Though he looked good the other day.

  • CMP

    Hopefully the baseball gods are evening up things for Bucholtz after his miracle (fluke) season last year.

  • mike c

    I never realized how much buchholz resembles beavis, it’s uncanny

    • Pat D

      Who’s Butt-head?

      • mike c

        lackey

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL Clay Buttholez sulking.

  • jorge brosada

    “Felix Doubront from Ven-zu-ella”

    • ShuutoHeat

      I was going to point that out, but I had a hard time replicating what he just said.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Olney – “Boston starting pitching to date: 7.46 ERA (worst in majors), 12 homers allowed in 41 innings.”

    #5aces

  • Pat D

    I know we’re all a panicky over Hughes, and obviously this is such a small sample of games, but whose rotation appears in better shape as of this moment?

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      The Yankees have question marks, but they have the advantage of flexibility–they have options with the 3-5 guys in the rotation.

      Boston, on the other hand, are stuck paying huge money to their worst starters.

  • Jonathan

    Damn Nova….pitch with a lead man

  • jorge brosada

    lame dude, if your gonna hit him, make sure it hurts

  • ShuutoHeat

    Damn it Nova, don’t implode.

  • Jonathan

    Looks like Nova isn’t loose after that long wait

  • Souter Fell

    come roaring back?

  • jorge brosada

    ack, come on Nova get some outs bro

  • cjc

    this kid just keeps playing with fire

  • Esteban

    Pull it together Nova.

    “The Red Sox come roaring back” -Let them score some runs before saying that. Just like Buchholz got off to a great start after getting out Gardner to start the game.

  • Jonathan

    Nothing is more frustrating than giving up runs after your team scores a crooked number for you.

  • Xstar7

    I love how Joe Buck said “another base hit” even though Drew was hit by a pitch.

  • danimal

    time for a GIDP now

  • pat

    OMG three straight curveballs. HAHAHAHHAHAHA

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Salty

    GIDP and end it now please Ellsbury

  • ShuutoHeat

    I like how Martin and Nova approached Salty, 3 straight breaking balls for a K.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Shut up Buck!

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    3 straight hooks. That’s ballsy pitching, and I love it.

  • cjc

    now lets get a groundball

  • danimal

    nice breaking balls…

    Good morning, good afternoon, good night.

    I sorta liked that.

  • jorge brosada

    there we go, DP right here would be awesome

  • YanksFan in MA

    Question for Mike. Is Noesi a better prospect than Nova at the same time last year?

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

      No, at this time last year Nova was a much better prospect than Noesi. They’re interchangeable now, at east in my eyes.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I wish RAB would have their own plug-in play by play to listen to.

  • danimal

    A generous strike? Have you ever heard of a 2 seamer idiot?

  • Jonathan

    GENEROUS STRIKE?!??!??! eat a dick buck

  • Cy Pettitte

    shit

  • YankeesJunkie

    Can’t do that!

  • cjc

    seriously

  • jorge brosada

    FUCK, come on man

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

    Ack, bobbled it.

  • Jonathan

    that is fucking garbage guys

  • Xstar7

    WTF Cano

  • Esteban

    Sheeeeeit. Damnit Cano.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Damnit, that’s a tough way to give up a run.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Damn it!

  • danimal

    WTF just happened? No are you kidding me? Why doesn’t he step on the bag?

    Damn it robinson.

  • JDDZip

    Jesus christ its not a video game people make some mistakes

    • Jonathan

      cmon man this is the major leagues. that must be turned

      • JDDZip

        Its true but doubling up jacoby wasnt a done deal anyway jeter probably should have taken it himself

        • Jonathan

          ya see comment below haha

  • Jonathan

    I thought Jeter would take that himself.

    • danimal

      yeah that’s what I’m saying. Why even make the transition?

      • Jonathan

        I thought he’d do the whole throw while stepping on the bag. He was only what 1-2 steps away? plus he’d have the momentum

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      I think he would’ve if it had been any player except Ellsbury running to first.

      • Jonathan

        I think it’s quicker to avoid the flip and have the momentum

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

      He doesn’t get Ellsbury then.

  • Pat D

    Not standing prosperity here, Ivan.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Time for Nova to pick up his fellow Dominican.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Nova needs to pull something out of his hat to end this inning, fast.

  • jorge brosada

    omg. Cano should have turned that DP

  • Xstar7

    Fuck you Jacoby Ellsbury

    • Xstar7

      And fuck Cano too

  • Cy Pettitte

    kill me now

  • Pat D

    Fuck you, elf.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Is Buck asleep?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Son of a bitch

  • Jonathan

    Wow guys….that’s fucking inexcusable…

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

    One of these days Nova will miss a bat.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He had the dp ball to end the inning.

  • cjc

    fuck good damn it what terrible luck has turned into 3 runs

  • jorge brosada

    This is fuckiing bullshit!

  • danimal

    God damnit you can’t give them extra outs. Turn the DP. ARRRRRRRRR

  • Esteban

    This is not bueno

  • Dr. O

    if there’s a God Joe Buck will have to say “And following the game today for those of you in the New York market, Booty Call!”

  • Monteroisdinero

    Pedroia is a freak.

    • danimal

      I’m not sure if you meant that in a good or bad way.

  • cjc

    using nothing but grit and guts Pedroia has singled handedly taken the red sox to a world series victory

    for mlb network I’m Peter Gammons

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yanks still have the lead time to tack on some runs on the middle relief.

  • Cy Pettitte

    They better score some runs this inning to make up for that

  • ZZ

    Cano cost Nova three runs. Nova is pitching with serious guts right now. Really good sign going forward. He knows how to battle.

    • Pat D

      …………………………………….

  • bonestock94

    Can’t say I’m surprised, nova has been scuffling all day

    • Xstar7

      This is Cano’s fault. Nova has been doing a good job.

      • bonestock94

        He’s barely been hanging on

  • rek4gehrig

    Poopey head Cano

  • JSquared

    Hate the covering second with a guy struggling at the plate… odds of getting Ellsbury anyway were slim… FUCK!

  • danimal

    Nova is still good for 1 more… and if he can finally get a 1-2-3, maybe 2

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

      He’s been barely hanging on all day.

      • danimal

        Ya true.

        A guy can always hope.

        Otherwise lets see if D-Rob can get past 1st base and actually get some action.

  • S

    I hope Jete and Cano apologize to Nova, those were two back to back gifts they gave the Sox

    • danimal

      I guess if I were Nova I wouldn’t expect them to. Mates got each others backs.

    • pat

      Wasn’t Jeter’s fault he had to cover 2nd.

      • pat

        Unless there was a mistake I missed when I stepped out.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Red Sox farm system is stocked with prospects? that’s new to me

    • Cy Pettitte

      news*

  • pat

    Nope, sorry. The Sox system isn’t stacked with prospects anymore.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Didn’t you hear? Trading Casey Kelley INCREASED the Red Sox farm depth. He was worth, like, negative prospect value.

      • Pat D

        Especially after his first start yesterday where he didn’t even complete 5.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Buck making thins up again. Sox farm system stacked. Ok.

  • Monteroisdinero

    gritty try by Youkilis.

  • Souter Fell

    it had to go through the glove or he would have caught it!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Wow, that ball just went straight through the glove.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Youuuuuuuuuk

  • Souter Fell

    mouth level = little tight

  • Dean

    how long until the Yanks pull the trigger for another starter? i’m guessing 3 weeks max. I think they’ll give Hughes 2 more starts.

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

    Cured.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Grandyman can’t hit lefties, give me back AJax

  • Pat D

    Look at that, something off a lefty.

  • pat

    FUcking Grandy. Can’t hit LHP for shit.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Yes, Tim, that Curtis Granderson is ineffective against left-handed pitchers, all right.

  • Will (the other one)

    What a beast.

  • Esteban

    Fixed*

  • Alex S

    can’t hit lefties

  • ShuutoHeat

    GRANDY MAN CAN!!!!!!

    Beautiful AB there, BEAUTIFUL. And what’s this? Off a lefty!?

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Grandy hit it so hard that Joe Buck almost woke up!

  • Xstar7

    The Grandyman just bailed out Jeter and Cano.

  • China Joe

    Apparently Curtis ONLY hits home runs off lefties this year

  • danimal

    wow, did anyone else think that was foul? I’m not complaining…

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yeah, just for a second, it is hard to tell down the 1B side at Fenway.

    • pat

      That RF corner in Fenway is weird.

    • Bob Stone

      I thought it was foul.

  • jorge brosada

    The Grandy man can! Ahh muchhh better

  • YankeesJunkie

    Man, thank goodness Granderson is not effective against lefties.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Joe Buck announcing a damn funeral

  • Monteroisdinero

    A kurtis Blow
    I want you to know
    That these are the breaks (Joe and Tim)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez batting 1.000, beast

  • Souter Fell

    Yeah baby!!! But why does Buck’s homerun call sound like he’s doing my taxes?

    • Pat D

      The last time he showed excitement when a Yankee hit a home run was Jim Leyritz in ’96.

      • AaronGuileWithASmile

        Nope, I still remember that call. “Back…at the track…at the wall…we are tied.”

        It made his helmet catch call sound like Gus Johnson in comparison.

        • Pat D

          No, he had a bit of pep when he said “we are tied.”

          He never broke out of his normal voice at all during the helmet catch.

  • Xstar7

    Chavez is on fire today

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Zombies are good at hitting baseballs. #TheMoreYouKnow

  • danimal

    this is friggin great!

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

    Zombie doin’ work.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Chavez!!! Damn he is just killing it, just said he doesn’t need the goddamn wall.

  • Esteban

    Is Joe Buck trying to set a record for most subdued HR call ever? He breaks it every time the Yankees hit a HR.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he was mad because they were just talking about how ineffective Grandy is against lefties

  • danimal

    We have now officially gotten better production out of our 10 MM spent than Sox are with their 140 MM (i.e. crawford n gonzo)

    I love it.

  • Xstar7

    Of course Joe and Tim have to mention 2004.

    • China Joe

      Yeah, love the infographic about how few players are left on both teams

      • Urban

        Of course, the Yankees have three HOFers on the list, and a possible fourth. The Red Sox, not so much.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Why are we talking about 2004? That was, like, seven years ago.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    2004 is totally relevant to this discussion. Yup.

  • jorge brosada

    Can’t have a fox broadcast without mentioning 2004…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees winning? Quick, talk about 2004

  • Souter Fell

    jesus, this “play calling” is disgusting

  • Rey22

    John Sterling: “Martin…who is 0-2 today”

    …Yeah…nevermind that 3 run HR. Nothing to see here.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      Do you know who else was once 0-2? The Red Sox captain Jason Varitek, right before he led his team to sweep the next 4 games.

      /clip of Johnny Damon grand slam
      //McCarver

  • Pat D

    Judging from what all of you guys are saying, I’m glad I’m not seeing this game due to BuckCarver.

    Of course they mention 2004. It’s like a Fox mandate.

    • Urban

      Yeah, I just walked into my home, flipped the TV on, only to hear non-stop talk about the Red Sox in 2004.

    • danimal

      the camera work and graphics at least are top notch. Just gotta mute the game and listen on MLB radio or sthg.

      Its like watching a Brewer game. You just gotta get your Bob Uecker time. Dude is legendary

      • pat

        Except they don’t have a pitch count. That annoys me.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Unusual first pitch swing by Gardy.

  • pat

    Lol Halladay has 13k and 1 bb.

    • danimal

      and thank goodness he is out of the Beast

  • Xstar7

    Why do they have to bring the Phillies into this?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Did you hear? Roy Halladay shut down the METS. Unbelievable!

      • Cy Pettitte

        .69 ERA against the Stros and the Mets. I’m supposed to be impressed?

      • Xstar7

        Roy Halladay? Shutting down that high-powered Mets offense? No way man

      • danimal

        Apparently so did Bernie Madoff.

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

          hahahahahaha

  • Monteroisdinero

    And Cliff Lee is 4-6 in last 10 decisions and can’t win a world series.

  • pat

    I bet Aceves signed with the Sox just so he could grow that beard.

    • AaronGuileWithASmile

      I bet he signed with them because he heard they made some sort of comeback in 2004.

      Seriously, I need to stop listening to Buck/McCarver or I might snap.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I heard the Sox let him ride his motorcycle around the bases at Fenway

  • Monteroisdinero

    Yanks 7

    Pedroia 4

    can’t let that munchkin beat us today.

  • Jonathan

    Jeter is ridiculous…his swing is tailor made to hit the ball the other way..but he takes all the pitches low and away and swings at all the shit up and in…it’s completely backwards.

    • pat

      That approach has made a him a HOFer. He must be doing something right.

  • bonestock94

    Can’t wait for the Arod doing steroids mention when they talk about Manny.

    • Pat D

      “If he was such a good hitter, why did he feel the need to use PED’s, much like Alex Rodriguez.”

      I’m sure it will sound like that.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Without a whisper of Ortiz to boot.

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

    Nova needs to be on a short leash here.

    • Jonathan

      absolutely…very short. If Ortiz reaches that’d be it for me.

  • jorge brosada

    This outing for Nova has not been pretty. He hasn’t had a single clean inning

    • Jonathan

      yup and still we were one dumbass play by Jeter from getting out of it last inning.

      • jorge brosada

        Nah I would put that blame on Cano for that one. He is usually great at making that DP throw

    • S

      He’s been solid, 3 of those runs are all on Cano for choosing the worst possible time to not turn a DP that he is usually able to do in his sleep.

      • Pat D

        9 baserunners in 4 1/3 is not solid.

        • Pat D

          I’m sorry, 10 baserunners in 4 1/3.

  • S

    Drob about to get dry humped

  • Slu

    Just decided to check the comments after the Grandy homer. I was hoping people would be done complaining about the announcers. Sadly that was not the case. Again, I hate Buck, but he not getting super excited for the Sox either. Just let it go people and enjoy the game.

    • YanksFan in MA

      He injects zero life into the game. Maybe we are a little paranoid based on the Yankees general treatment in media but it is pretty indisputable how awful he is. I have never met anyone who likes him as an announcer.

    • Jonathan

      Dear Mrs. Buck,

      Your son is MISERABLE and his partner has dementia.

      Sincerly,
      Everyone who has ever heard him

      • Jonathan

        sincerely*

    • Pat D

      Joe Buck is a terrible announcer. He has stated publicly that he’d rather watch Dancing With the Stars than watch baseball games during the week.

      So why the fuck is he the de facto national baseball play by play guy? Because Fox shoves him down our throats. So if they’re going to do that, I’ll bitch about how fucking terrible he is.

      • Monteroisdinero

        His dad had connections.

        • Pat D

          Maybe so, but there’s a big difference between Joe Buck and Jack Buck.

          And that is primarily summarized with the statement, “Jack Buck was a good announcer.”

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree.

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

    damn, i thought ortiz hit that one out

  • bonestock94

    I think Red Sox crowds have the lowest collective IQ in all of sports. Pop up? Huge cheer. Foul tip? Huge cheer. Grounder to short? Huge cheer.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yay, 100-year-old boat references.

  • Bullwinkle

    Girardi wants Nova to get the win. He’ll leave him in until the last possible moment. Just please…NO BOONE LOGAN!!!

  • Urban

    The Titanic only dominated the news that day because it happened prior to 2004.

  • Cy Pettitte

    DRob up…lol

    • Cy Pettitte

      wow, he gets in a game

  • pat

    BTW that Ortiz jersey hole is still there at YS haha.

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

    Take him out.

    • S

      Mike I respect the hell out of you, but why do you have such a seething dislike for Nova? Did the guy kick your dog? He pitched well (should have been 7-1 right now)

      • Pat D

        He did not pitch well. He allowed 10 baserunners in 4 1/3 innings.

        If you think that’s pitching well, you are insane.

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

        I actually like Nova, but he was walking a tight rope all game. They couldn’t afford to risk it anymore.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nova gave it his best shot, but at least Robertson does not get dry humped.

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

    goodness, can we ever get a starter go 6 innings at fenway? It seems to never happen

  • Bullwinkle

    WOW, SURPRISE

  • jorge brosada

    I swear to god if Boone Logan enters this game, i will break something

    • Slu

      Seriously. It is time for him to go.

  • pat

    Cano I still love you the most, but that miscue was huuuuuuge.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Ugly outing from Nova, but you have to give him some credit for battling through. He got out of the 3rd with just one run, and he would’ve been out of the 4th if the Yankees could turn a double play.

    You could do a lot worse when you’re in Fenway with an unfriendly ump and without your best stuff.

  • cjc

    a part of me wants to say tough luck kid but the bottom line is you are a major league pitcher throw strikes and pick up your teammates did I mention throw strikes

  • Jonathan

    Thank the Lord for CC tomorrow. We probably won’t score any runs for him though.

    • YanksFan in MA

      That’d be odd considering the corpse of Josh Beckett is on the hill.

      • Jonathan

        ya that was slightly sarcasm with a hint of truth

  • AnthonyNH

    Nova looked okay. If he got some of those strike calls this game wouldn’t be that close.

    • Dean

      Nova is not ready for prime time but the Yanks don’t have a choice right now.

    • Urban

      He could have given up only two runs if they turned the double play, but he wasn’t sharp today. Too many pitches up in the zone.

  • Cuso

    c’mon. he pitched yesterday too

    • S

      and warmed up in all 8 games

  • Jonathan

    C’mon DRob….K or GIDP please

  • AnthonyNH

    GET HIM D ROB

  • jorge brosada

    Oh come on your not gonna give Drob that call?

  • danimal

    deja vu…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nice DRob

  • Dean

    Nice!!

  • AnthonyNH

    Huge strikeout. Love me some robertson.

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

    DROB!!! WOOO WHAT A K

  • jorge brosada

    thank god for Drob and his strikeout ability

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice job by Robertson.

    Note: It is the bottom of the fifth and the game been going on for almost two and half hours.

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

    what a curve ball

    swing and a miiisss

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

      good shit, drob

  • pat

    Fuck yeah.

  • AnthonyNH

    BOOM.

  • Bullwinkle

    nice nice job

  • jorge brosada

    Girardi should trust D-rob more, good work by him in that inning

  • CBean

    God job Birthday Boy!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Put up another 5-6 runs and put Ayala/Garcia in there please

  • CBean

    man, i hate seeing Ace in that ugly uniform

  • Jonathan

    DRob’s intro music should be this….And he’s from Alabama so he’d probably like it

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

    SAFE

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix can’t buy one

  • Urban

    Another 2004 reference.

    Have all players forgiven Millar for being a scab?

  • danimal

    yup… still a d bag

  • Souter Fell

    omg where’s my breath, peddy must have taken it away

  • ShuutoHeat

    Came back just in time for the BuckCarver to jizz in their pants over the elf.

  • Dean

    nice play by Pedroia

  • Jonathan

    ya that’s way more exciting than a monster HR…fuck you guys

  • Xstar7

    Fuck you Pedroia you little shit

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

    that was a sick play

  • Will (the other one)

    Hearing Tim McCarver actually cream his pants on national television makes me very, very uncomfortable.

  • AnthonyNH

    Here comes the Fox team’s pedroia orgasm again.

  • pat

    Millar still dyes his hair? Isn’t he like 40?

  • jorge brosada

    Buckcarver just had an orgasm after that Pedroia play

  • Urban

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Holy fuck, Yankees pick up Silva?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cano is fcuking beasting

  • danimal

    this reminds me of watching a patriots game

  • pat

    HAHAHAHA shit. What a bomb.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Don’t ya know!

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

    CANOOOO!!!!

    • YanksFan in MA

      That was crushed. Wow. I’m sure Pedroia will do something to top that like catch a line drive though.

  • Souter Fell

    Hell yeah Robbie!!! Silva’s good luck?

  • Pat D

    Cano’s HR was not as impressive as Pedroia’s play, I’m sure.

    • jorge brosada

      it’s ridiculous

  • jorge brosada

    No doubter, good job making up a little bit of it Robbie

  • bonestock94

    Fucking LOVE this offense, really takes away pitching anxiety

  • Will (the other one)

    Go chase that one down, you balding dwarf.

  • AnthonyNH

    Mr. Cano.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Cano >>>> Grit

  • pat

    That looked like a direct result of the drill where Long puts the cage over the outside half of the plate and the hitters have to learn to tuck their arms, barrel the ball and drive it.

  • Slu

    Silva? I guess it is no risk. But still a strange move with Millwood already on board.

  • Xstar7

    Yeah Robinson. You show them who’s really the best second baseman in town.

  • Souter Fell

    Cano took my breath away

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL @ Swish.

  • Cy Pettitte

    where are they gonna put all these pitchers?

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

      in AAA

  • CMP

    Carlos Silva??
    I think we have the market cornered on washed up shitty starters now.

  • Total Dominication

    Dontcha no!

  • Jonathan

    Wow Buck…all time low…That was so much more amazing than Pedroia’s play……

    there’s a shot…gone…

    Reminded me of Major League when Donnie calls the game..

    Fly ball…..caught

    • Pat D

      +1

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

    Chavez is 3-3???

    wow

  • AnthonyNH

    Robinson “don’t call me Robbie” Cano. What a swing. I’ll never get sick of that.

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

      almost as perfect as griffey’s swing

      • AnthonyNH

        I don’t know, I might even like Cano’s better. Griffey’s swing was nice, but his stance always annoyed me a little.

  • CMP

    I guess they’re more concerned about Hughes than they’re letting on.

    • Pat D

      With Garcia, Colon, and now Millwood and Silva, it’s basically a case of “grab shit, throw against wall, see what sticks.”

      • CMP

        And Silva is a total asshole as a person besides being a shitty pitcher.
        We now have an 4/5 of an offensive line with Joba, CC, Colon, and Silva in the organization

        • Pat D

          And this is relevant….how exactly?

          • CMP

            It’s relevant because it’s an embarrassment to the organization to have a guy like that around. Take a look at the Mets last year with KRod. At least he’s pretty good

    • Will (the other one)

      Probably, but it’s probably just as much a yet-more-insurance move for the back end of the rotation. As long as the team’s forced to go with the aging-veteran plan for the fifth rotation spot, there’s plenty of opportunity to catch lightning in a bottle from different guys, and obviously there can be no such thing as too much insurance.

    • Monteroisdinero

      they know almost as much as we do :-)

      feel bad for Phil

    • Total Dominication

      Yeah, that’s the only explanation. I mean, it’s not like there are any other weaknesses in the rotation.

  • Mike Myers

    Carlos SiLVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    /excitement

    • Total Dominication

      Yeah, that’s the only explanation. I mean, it’s not like there are any other weaknesses in the rotation.

      • Total Dominication

        reply fail

  • Esteban

    Yankees signed Carlos Silva wtf? I guess it’s not terrible.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Cubs are paying for most of it, so why not?

    • CMP

      It’s only terrible if he actually gets to pitch for the Yankees.

  • Jonathan

    OMG…that’s what someone throwing strikes looks like

  • China Joe

    ah, they’re mentioning Manny now. I wonder if they’ll mention 2004 now. or maybe Manny wasn’t on that team.

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

    has carl crawford always had that really wide stance?

    wow

  • AnthonyNH

    Nice play Jeter. Who’s old now?

  • Souter Fell

    cost us next to nothing, why not

  • Souter Fell

    manny is now too weird to live, to rare to die?

    • Jack

      One of God’s own prototypes. A high powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production.

  • Jonathan

    I posted it too late but thoughts on DRob’s intro music??

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

    • Esteban

      I hate country music.

      • Jonathan

        I didn’t ask if you liked country music or not. I asked about it being his intro music. He’s from Alabama and he’s our fireman. Makes a ton of sense.

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

    d-rop mows em down… nice

  • Will (the other one)

    D-Rob needs a little fireman’s helmet for the post-game interview.

  • ShuutoHeat

    DRob showing the Bossux relievers how its supposed to be done.

  • CBean

    Good inning by D-Rob.

    • Fachoinanyy

      Solid outting altogether, goood to see.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    I’ve officially given up on Buck/McCarver in favor of the radio.

    So was that Granderson catch as awesome as Sterling made it out to be?

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

      no

    • Monteroisdinero

      Not at all. Semi-routine.

    • AnthonyNH

      Not really. Long run, but he wasn’t at a full sprint or anything.

  • Souter Fell

    he’s warm enough

  • CMP

    Does anyone know who does the catering for the Yankees?
    I’d like to buy some stock with Silva in the fold to go along with CC, Joba and Colon.

    • Fachoinanyy

      I think its a yankees company lol

  • Esteban

    That’s it, I’m over Aceves. I want the Yankees to kill him now.

  • China Joe

    haha..I like Colon in the pen watching Joba warm up. “You look great, bro. What’s the name of your trainer?”

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavez didn’t get a hit? what a bum

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

    i actually 100% agree with mccarver on manny

  • Cy Pettitte

    Russell Has Muscle

  • Rey22

    The Muscle!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Russel Martin is good at baseball.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      *Russell

  • Alex S

    fuckin love Martin

  • AnthonyNH

    Russell the Muscle!

  • jorge brosada

    Russell Martin….holy shit!

  • Jonathan

    FOX should hire Ben Stein. At least his monotone is funny.

  • Urban

    Brian Cashman’s bad off-season continues with the signing of Russell Martin. Oh, wait….

    • CMP

      Just by the law of averages, he was bound to get one right sooner or later.

      • Pat D

        Right, because CC and Teix have been huge misses.

        And for all his struggles, guess what? There’s no World Series trophy in 2009 without AJ Burnett.

        • CMP

          Yeah just look at what a great job he’s done with the starting rotation.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Oooooo la la

  • rbizzler

    Man, I love Ace, but Eff you buddy.

  • Sean C

    That was a true Yankee right there.

  • Erica

    WOW.

    MARTIN.

    WOW. WOW. WOW.

  • Esteban

    How pissed is Theo about losing out on Martin?

    • ShuutoHeat

      But he got SALTY!!

    • rbizzler

      But they have Salty. Ha Ha, good times.

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    Hahahahaha what in the name of God is Sterling talking about?

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

    RUSSEL WITH MUSSLE!!

  • Total Dominication

    Holy shit Russell.

  • Total Dominication

    A-rod mention.

  • Urban

    Ahh, there it is. We knew A-Rod and steroids would be linked by Buck at some point.

  • Reggie C.

    Where’s the grit?

  • rek4gehrig

    Russ is my latest hearthrob :-))

  • Cy Pettitte

    the White Wakefield warming in the pen

  • Fachoinanyy

    There is Bucks connectin with steroids and arod!!

    • Jonathan

      ya but it’s strange that Ortiz is still investigating his positive test.

  • danimal

    I am so vehemently against exactly what Ken Rosenthal just said right there…

    You, Ken, are wiping out an entire generation of basebally players. AHHH I hate you Ken

    • AnthonyNH

      I think I hate Ken Rosenthal more than McCarver. I’m surprised he doesn’t piss more people off.

    • Pat D

      What did he say?

      And what color is his bowtie?

      • danimal

        He said that he doesn’t vote for any “confirmed or admitted” steroid users for the HOF and that he doesn’t like voting for the HOF anymore because you don’t know who did and didn’t take steroids.

        It’s hard to know who did what. His concern is that we are wiping out an entire generation of players from the hall of fame, and he’s not sure that’s what the fans want…

        And of course, the idiot McCarver immediately equates that to Alex Rodriguez not being a hall of famer… that was his immediate first conclusion after Rosenthal said that.

        AHHHHH I hate it.

        • Pat D

          I understand his moral dilemma.

          But if he really was so concerned about what the fans want/think, I’m sure there are ways he could find out.

          • danimal

            yeah I do too.

            But I think writers should poll their readers and ask them what they think, almost like an electoral vote. If you write for a paper or website, and the majority of your readers think you should forget the steroids and vote, then forget the steroids and vote…

            just ask them.

      • danimal

        and no image, so no color bowtie.

      • AnthonyNH

        I hate everything he says and does. He said he doesn’t vote for steroid users to get into the hall of fame. I especially hate him because of that interview with Jeter after a playoff game in 2009. He kept bringing up what a disappointment the year before was and Jeter ripped him a new one.

        • danimal

          yeah… he’s just worthless. One of those guys who never played an inning of pro baseball in his life and thinks he can be an armchair manager. What a piece of guano.

          • Pat D

            At least he doesn’t sound quite as robotic as he did a few years ago.

            But I’ve regarded him as an idiot ever since the article he wrote after ARod opted out, where he said the deal is done but he didn’t know with whom, but that there had to be a deal in place because otherwise there would be no way ARod would opt out.

            Yea. Idiot.

  • Monteroisdinero

    This game has JoSoMo written all over it.

    • danimal

      and for the Sox… chomo

  • bonestock94

    2 over the monster, what a beast. Hell of a start.

  • Ryan

    Seriously, is Joe Buck sick? He is usually bad, but I’ve never heard it this bad, he sounds like he’s just coming out of a coma.

    • Pat D

      He had a “sore throat” last week.

      • bonestock94

        Probably from fellating the entire Sox dugout.

    • Fachoinanyy

      He might, in fact, be in a coma. Just using old soundbites…

  • jorge brosada

    not the best day for Garder, but with the way the rest of this offense is going it’s just me nitpicking i guess

  • Jonathan

    Jesus Derek. how many check swings on pitches way up and in can you have in one season?

    • Jonathan

      guess it’s better than just full swings on those pitches..3 more years fellas…3 more years

  • rek4gehrig

    JoSoMo time

  • Dean

    I think Jeter needs to go back to his old stance. Or, use a lighter bat. He looks terrible.

    • rbizzler

      Hitting coach?

  • bonestock94

    God I hate Jeter at-bats, please don’t let it be four years of this

    • Cy Pettitte

      Chavez to 3rd, ARod to short, Jeter to bench

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

    Fab Four???

    moron tim

  • Monteroisdinero

    Joba with the mitre hairstyle. Looks awful.

    • Jonathan

      agreed. it’s way longer than they usually allow…and looks like shit. speaking of shit..hi Kevin Youkilis

      • ShuutoHeat

        +1
        I like how you timed it and transitioned it into Youkilis.

        • Jonathan

          haha thank you. i could smell him from my TV in kansas

    • Fachoinanyy

      Long as he pitches well who cares?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      He’s preparing for his post Yankee career. He even a had a little 5 o clock shadow going there

  • rbizzler

    Joba, just don’t hit Youker in the head.

  • pat

    Was that 2nd pitch a changeup?

  • pat

    That wasn’t a swing?

  • Nigel Bangs

    97? holy hot gun!

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    97 from Joba?

    Nice.

  • BavarianYankee

    it’s already unbelievable what Russell Martin has done in his short stint here. If he can only do 60-70% of that the rest of the season, then I have no doubt he’ll be our catcher for years. My prediction for Montero right now: he won’t be in the Yankee organization on Opening Day 2012, they’ll trade him for a pitcher. Time to cash in that chip I guess.

    • jorge brosada

      lets not get ahead of ourselves here. Martin has been great, but Montero is the best hitting prospect in the minors

      • BavarianYankee

        yeah, but where does he play? DH? Jeter and A-Rod may share that spot as early as next season.

    • Fachoinanyy

      If Martin is the future itll be interesting to see what they do with Montero.

    • danimal

      and pave the way for Gary Sanchez…

    • Monteroisdinero

      Way too soon for that prediction. Lots of things can happen. Injuries of course. “our catcher for years”…after 1 week?

      • BavarianYankee

        did u even read what I wrote? I said if he can do 60-70% of that for THE REST OF THE SEASON.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Those gritty small-market Red Sox, exploiting all the loopholes to compete with the big, bad large-market Yankees!

  • Rey22

    Dammit, I was hoping FOX would switch over to the Yankee game after the Braves/Phillies one was done.

    • Esteban

      LOL the other game is over and this one is only in the 7th.

  • Esteban

    Joba bringing the filth.

  • jorge brosada

    Damn, Youk looks terrible. I love it

  • Cy Pettitte

    how big of a slap in the face would it be for AGon if they signed Pujols and let him go? lol

    • danimal

      Cards probably sign AGon and all is right in the world

    • danimal

      that is the price point they wanted anyways, right?

  • Mike HC

    How is Joba not starting? We are signing Millwood, Silva, Garcia, Colon. We are all just waiting for AJ to implode, and Hughes is throwing in the 80’s coming off a season where he had a strong 6 starts in the beginning and then terrible from then on out. Again, how is Joba not starting? I don’t think I will ever get it.

    • pat

      Yanks must think his arm can’t handle it. Whether or not relieving is more stressful than starting is another thing, but it has to be some sort of health concern.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      I won’t get over it either and even though I can’t get hyped about him being a reliever it’s good to see him pitching well.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Did I miss Swish in the fan cave?

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

    joba bringin the heat today

  • YanksFan in MA

    If they win this game 9-4 this is going to be a big waste of the bullpen. I see no reason to use Soriano or Mo here. Problem is lack of options to pitch anybody else.

    • Jonathan

      I’m guessing CC will go 7 tomorrow so it may work out

  • YankeesJunkie

    Who is pitching the 8th? Soriano seems the likely answer, but wouldn’t it just be better to get Garcia in for two innings.

    • Reggie C.

      Good idea. I’d save Soriano and Mo for tomorrow night.

  • mike c

    joba looking good, throwing heat

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yes Joe Buck, the Yankees toyed with Joba as a starting pitcher maybe BECAUSE HE WAS A FUCKING STARTING PITCHER YOU STUPID FUCKING WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!! HOW THE FUCK DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A FUCKING ANNOUNCER!

    • Jonathan

      my thoughts exactly

    • Pat D

      His contract and his salary tell him so.

  • Reggie C.

    Kinda dont want to see AYALA get in this game.

    Who else is available not named Soriano or Mo?

    • Cy Pettitte

      Garcia, Boone I guess

    • inpinstripes

      Freddie…

  • Nigel Bangs

    Ugh. Tim McCarver.

  • jorge brosada

    Joba’s stuff looks filthy

  • Jonathan

    get that motherfucker in the rotation please

    • Reggie C.

      Heh. Hughes should sit next to Joba and figure out something about executing an off-speed pitch.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        lol, you know what’s crazy ppl we’re saying that last yr but instead it was joba should sit next to hughes and….

        Is it too much to ask to have both of these guys excel at the same time.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      He’ll be in the rotation it just won’t be on the Yankees

  • AaronGuileWithASmile

    I don’t remember the last time that Joba has looked so good.

  • Justin

    Great 7th inning for Joba! He is throwing some heat rox!

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

    I say go to Ayala for the eighth and ninth, then tomorrow you can go bananas with CC, Soriano, and Mo since they have Monday off.

    • Pat D

      Get Garcia some work?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      I’d be okay with Freddy Garcia for two innings, too. I mean, figure the Yankees can score at least a couple of runs off Wakefield.

      And if you can’t trust Garcia for even two innings, he has no business being on the Yankees roster (let alone in the rotation).

  • Juice

    I would make love to Joba if he pitches like that all year.

    • Monteroisdinero

      cleans barf from shirt.

      • inpinstripes

        +1

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

    great job, bullpen

  • Reggie C.

    Do you go TWO innings with Joba?

    • The Big City of Dreams

      i’d rather go 7

  • jorge brosada

    watching knuckleballers pitch is so amusing to me

  • ShuutoHeat

    Fucking moronic crowd.

  • Jonathan

    We need a couple of tack on runs so we can go with Ayala/Garcia

    • Jonathan

      I think Arod is going yard over the monster

  • Will (the other one)

    I know this is probably really old news, but can someone fill me in on the deal with Rosenthal and the bowties? Is he trying to do some sort of Craig Sager thing, or is there an actual significance to it?

    • YankeesJunkie

      He does for charity.

    • YanksFan in MA

      Its for charity.

    • pat

      Each one is going to represent a different charity that he’s going to promote throughout that particular game. At least I think that’s what they said.

    • Will (the other one)

      I hope they’re making a LOT of money off it, then.

      Thanks guys!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sox have the most goatees in baseball?

    gritty.

    • Esteban

      Ugly.

  • Rey22

    Yankees wanna make this game interesting again.

  • Pat D

    Hot pink shirt and olive green pants.

    Gotta love golf wardrobe.

  • jorge brosada

    Right, the Texas rangers are the best team ever after 6 games…

  • mbonzo

    8th inning… where F&^& is Soriano? I thought he was our 8th inning guy?

    • pat

      Preferably not in a 5 run game.

      4 runs definitely. 5? No.

  • Jonathan

    OMG…McCarver and Buck…Boston has TOO MUCH TALENT…And the Rangers are the best team in baseball and ever. yet we have pitching problems…they have almost no pitching at all or a legit first baseman. Do they even watch baseball?

    • Fachoinanyy

      Im glad somekne else heard that, i thought i lost my mind. I literally cannot believe they said that, im stunned.

    • Jonathan

      At least we have CC and AJ looks like 2009 AJ. They have CJ Wilson coming off a 1098351357 innings jump. Colby Lewis who won’t do 2010 again. Then a bunch of question marks with Holland and who knows who else will be in the rotation…

    • danimal

      I would argue for Philadelphia being the best team in baseball. I would not look to the Rangers or Red Sox for that honor.

      • Fachoinanyy

        Buck said the rangers were the best team EVER.

        Let that sink in.

        Also boston has too much talent thats why they stated 1-6.

        • danimal

          hahah. I had to rewind the DVR to hear that. Good god he said it. Is he fricking serious?

          Hyperbole could not be any more exaggerated.

      • Jonathan

        The phillies have a garbage bullpen and what…1 above average hitter?

        Planco is a terrible 3rd baseman.
        Rollins can’t even get a OBP over .300 most of the time
        Utley is out
        Howard is pretty good but obviously very flawed
        Ruiz is ok but that OBP is artificially inflated by hitting in the 8 hole
        RF Fransisco right now…ugh
        Victorino is pretty good but is very inconsistent
        Ibanez is 100 years old

        • danimal

          haha you sound about as biased as those Red Sox blogs when they predict a world series winner.

          They have former MVP’s, Ibanez is solid, Victorino is solid, and they have the best rotation I’ve ever seen in my adult life. It’s like when you do a video game fantasy draft.

          No team has ever been perfect.

          • Jonathan

            I sound biased? how is anything i said not true? Ibanez had a 1.8 WAR and is getting older. He’s below average. And former MVPS??? REALLY? You’re basing it off former MVPS….ARod alone has more MVPS than their ENTIRE FUCKING TEAM!!! And both of those MVPs have regressed horribly. Rollins wOBA for the last two years is .316 and .317…that’s terrible. And Howard had a 2 WAR year last year…Nobody said anyone was perfect. But the Phillies are far from it.

    • JerseyDutch

      But they aren’t biased against the Yanks cuz no broadcasters are biased.

  • Fachoinanyy

    Too much talent?

    Best team EVER?!?!?

    Are they trying to be terrible, my god this is insane….

  • AnthonyNH

    okay. That’s enough ayala.

  • jorge brosada

    Oh come on Ayala. My blood pressure doesnt need this shit

    • BavarianYankee

      +1

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

    who the fuck is this ayala guy

    DFA him, now

  • Erica

    Let’s get Soriano in, because… I mean, he IS the 8th inning guy. Right Girardi? RIGHT??? RIGHT?!

  • AnthonyNH

    Swisher doesn’t make it look very easy to play outfield.

  • Monteroisdinero

    What a relief. Now Pedroia can’t beat us with a gritty 6 run homer in the 9th.

    • Esteban

      never underestimate the grit.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Tex bats righty but Swish doesn’t. Interesting.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I wanna chill in the fan cave with Swish….

  • Ryan

    I know he’s a yankee fan, but I can’t stand looking at the stupid grin of that fancave guy. Could they have found a guy that looks more like a goon?

    • Teh Comp Pick

      They could of done that, but then they’d be missing out on a perfectly good opportunity to make Yankees fans look like goons.

    • Ryan

      Wait, I thought a top step pitcher was like top of the line, thank the lord for Tim McCarver and his facts.

      • Ryan

        Reply fail.

  • JerseyDutch

    Wakefield is annoying.

  • Justin

    I completely agree Ryan. When I saw his face just before I lost it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Just flipped on the game. Anything I need to know that gameday couldn’t tell me? LIKE HOW CUTE DOES CHAVEZ LOOK IN A YANKEE UNIFORM, hAyYyyyy!

    • danimal

      you should know you’re probably better off not having heard these bollucks announcers

  • Jonathan

    Damn…I always eat my marshmallows too quick in my Lucky Charms. I get stuck with just the regular stuff at the end.

  • Cy Pettitte

    if Pedroia hits a 6 run leadoff home run here I will lose it

    • danimal

      how bout a leadoff double? Did you lose it yet?

  • JerseyDutch

    Gene’s looking a hell of lot healthier than last year.

  • JSquared

    and the crowd goes wild!! hahaha

  • Dale Mohorcic

    If Pedroia starts to wear number “1/2″ I will be happy.

    • Nigel Bangs

      +1

  • CBean

    i like how they keep talking about how Nova couldn’t get through 5, but no mention of the laptop thief and how he couldn’t get through 4.

    • danimal

      and I think Nova looked a lot better than Buchholtz.

      He got a couple guys on nasty sliders/curves.

    • JDDZip

      because the sox have the 5 aces its just been an off week for them… obviously

      • danimal

        Too much talent, yo.

  • danimal

    Do you think we see a rotation shift with Hughes moving down to Trenton for a couple wks?

    • danimal

      I’m sorry I meant Scranton… duy…

      • Monteroisdinero

        Can he get anyone out at Scranton? That’s Montero country.

    • pat

      Don’t think you can demote him without passing thru waivers.

      • danimal

        ahhhh yaya don’t want that. He could go to long relief or DL I guess are the only options then

  • pat

    Ortiz hasn’t caught up with a fastball all day.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Thank Mo

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Wow didn’t expect that DP. Noiiicceee!

  • JerseyDutch

    Yeah, baby!

  • Teh Comp Pick

    Game ending DP. Jeter to Cano. That has to be the least gritty middle infield in the game and I love it.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Actually Cano to Jeter.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Joe Buck is so excited.

  • Esteban

    That sounded like Buck was announcing the end of the second inning.

  • pat

    Robinson made that look pretty gd easy.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Thanks God. Joe had hand on the button there.

    Again, you wouldn’t even know the game was over by Buck’s call. Like it was the 2nd inning. He is TERRRRRIBLE.

  • rek4gehrig

    :-)

  • Monteroisdinero

    Yanks beat the Sox and their Fox announcers.

    Beckett-the Nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

  • JDDZip

    I never liked Joe Buck, but he use to have some excitement in his voice. They need to replace both of them

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      They need to replace Buck and kill McCarver.

    • Jenny

      he use to have some excitement in his voice.
      ————————————————–

      He still does, but it only surfaces when the Yanks are losing.

      When the Yanks are winning, he’s completely dejected and depressed.

  • danimal

    DRY HUMP FINALLY SCORES!

  • Jonathan

    Somebody tell me please that you saw what danimal was saying about the Phillies

    • danimal

      Man you are so smart. You know everything about baseball. What’s a WAR? Is that like a home run? Please enlighten me with all of your advanced knowledge…

  • JerseyDutch

    Boston can keep their grit. We have moxie.

    Moxie >>> grit

  • mbonzo

    159-3

    • Monteroisdinero

      1-161

      but it was a gritty one win.

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

    another day, another red sox loss