Game Nine Spillover Thread


The site’s being a little wonky, so let’s get a fresh thread up and try to avoid a total meltdown.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. JMK says:

    Aide: President Madagascar, a man in Brazil is coughing.

    President Madagascar: SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING!!!!!!

  2. Alright, CC. Bear down and throw up a couple of quick frames, let’s keep this at 1. Beckett and that bullpen can’t survive all night.

  3. Monteroisdinero says:

    Beckett with command of 5 pitches and a 94mph fastball.

    Phil Hughes?

  4. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Creative ESPN. Never heard of face time before.

  5. JMK says:

    No Joe, CC has not been pitching good. He’s actually fortunate to only have a one-spot on him.

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

      If he had Beckett’s zone, his line would probably look a lot better.

      • JMK says:

        CC would need a far bigger zone than the one you allege Beckett is getting to look decent.

        He just doesn’t have command tonight. Period.

        • The Fallen Phoenix says:

          That’s not really true, though. He’s had plenty of pitches that were just off the plate that have been called balls.

          • JMK says:

            I know it’s convenient to say he’s been treated unfairly as some form of coping mechanism, but missing off the corners and watching line drives shot off the bat to me speak to a lack of command. Not a lot of movement on his pitches.

            He hasn’t gotten a lot of the low strikes (three or four), but a comparison of Beckett’s PitchFX shows Beckett has just located his pitches better overall and the ump’s zone on the corners has been fairly consistent between the two.

  6. bonestock94 says:

    Hopefully the victim complex died in the last thread

  7. JMK says:

    Jeter showing off the range. His demise, it has been greatly exaggerated!

  8. MannyGeee says:

    wow, does Tek limp when he runs. Catcher is not an easy life

  9. First time lawng time says:

    WHy do people call Bucholz laptops?

  10. karcotte says:

    I really appreciate the YES network’s presentation of Yankee baseball. They really do a great job.

  11. MannyGeee says:

    LOL, CC didn’t have obliques when he was in Clevelnd!

  12. See that conversation? Proof that Valentine and Hershiser can actually speak intelligently about baseball and add value to a sports broadcast.

    Focus on that and less on talking about how Dustin Pedroia is the kind of guy you’d like to have your daughter get married to.

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    2 walks to Scutaro….

  14. Ben from Stanford says:

    To respond to the previous thread, my point was just to engage the people on *this* board and say that I think people shouldn’t be bothered by the commentators rooting for the other team so much. They’re welcome to be bothered by it, and they’re welcome to comment on it, I just think they shouldn’t.

  15. chas123 says:

    CC looks awful tonight. What a pro that he has only given up one run with this garbage he is throwing.

  16. SamVa says:

    How many times can we walk the nine hitter? that’s ridiculous.

  17. Sheepmeister says:

    CC will get the same calls beckett gets at some point this game. I swear it will happen. I’m sure of it. Waiting…


  18. Monteroisdinero says:

    We r not intentionally walking the munchkin?

  19. Ben from Stanford says:

    By the way, it’s not like I’m never bothered by commentators. I made my comment right before the interference call, and it was pretty ridiculous for Schulman (I think it was him and not Valentine) to say that he’s literally NEVER seen that call before. I guess that means he doesn’t watch baseball. The other two were like, “Wait, never?” And then Orel tells about a specific time it happened that led to an all-time record being established. Ha.

    So yeah, it does kind of suck when a commentator doesn’t seem to know anything about baseball, I agree with that.

  20. bobtaco says:

    Gritty K, please?

  21. cjc says:

    where was that

  22. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Not going to get K-Zone on that pitch?

    • Cuso says:

      you know the answer to that. but i won’t say it because i’ll just get accused of “every fan of every team thinks that yada yada bullshit…..”

  23. Shdw says:

    WTF is this?? Where is the outside strike that Beckett gets?

  24. 4everbronx says:

    How bad is Bobby Valentine?

  25. chas123 says:

    Not getting the calls tonight either.

  26. Cy Pettitte says:

    come on give CC a break

  27. danimal says:

    this strike zone is laughable

  28. MannyGeee says:

    this inning should be over. Drunk Red Sox fan douche pricks

  29. JobaWockeeZ says:


  30. Jake Jarmel says:

    That was a strike for Beckett! CC is getting squeezed!

  31. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Zero calls for CC.

  32. Zooboy says:

    Pedroia: he’s magically delicious!

  33. First time lawng time says:

    It doesn’t work this way but shouldn’t Beckett look like shit and CC lights out

  34. MannyGeee says:

    tell you what. say what you want about A-Rod and his 30M for the next decade. Chavez is a good to very good defender (or was at one time, at least) and he makes me down right nervous out there. A-Rod makes the game look so easy, its sickening

  35. Icebird753 says:

    SHUT DOWN REACTOR 4, shut it down!

  36. MannyGeee says:

    OK kids. Show of hands…

    who else has had an ass full of Brian Wilson’s beard?

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    this behind the plate view makes me wanna punch my TV

  38. First time lawng time says:

    I thought Beckett sucked?

  39. YanksFan in MA says:

    I can’t believe Beckett has the audacity to shake off the greatest pitch caller of all-time.

  40. Buck says:

    Retire Posada.

  41. Dave says:

    Fucking Beckett is dealing. Sad face.

  42. bobtaco says:

    Somebody disrupt this effin’ narrative…

  43. Rich E says:

    Isn’t a 94/89 fastball changeup split bad? I thought you wanted closer to 10mph between em.

  44. bonestock94 says:

    Might wanna check the knicks game real quick

  45. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let’s just put Beckett in the HOF already.

  46. Rich E says:

    Did they install a new camera at Fenway and ESPN can’t help but use it?

  47. Urban says:

    Ron Guidry and his two pitches say Hi.

  48. Reggie C. says:

    Beckett getting every call is bad enough. Beckett breaking off very effective curves … even worse.

    Shit. Being down 1 run feels like more right now.

  49. MannyGeee says:

    Alec Baldwin is the MAN!

  50. JMK says:

    I want to take the time to remind everyone that while our hitters haven’t looked great and our pitching has been less than stellar, we’re only down one run with a significant amount of time left.

    Thank you for listening to this public service announcement.

  51. Shazam says:

    Before this season started I thought beckett was done for good.

  52. bonestock94 says:


  53. Mike Axisa says:

    Yikes. Shades of Carlos Pena.

  54. bexy on another computer says:

    That wasn’t clean, but Youk’s slide was fine? Okay.

    (Also, this game sucks so far, but my God. Of course it takes a NYY/BOS series to make everyone go batshit insane.)

  55. Esteban says:


  56. MannyGeee says:

    wow, thought it was his bat, but that was all hand. I have never heard knuckles “knock” like that!

  57. Buck says:

    What, what, wha? A Yankee pitcher hit a Red Sox player and not the other way around?

  58. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just noticed CC always pitches on my birthday…

  59. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC’s strike zone is 2inches by 2 inches

  60. Ryan says:

    Is valentine reporting from the Boston dugout?

  61. MannyGeee says:

    wow… Russell can frame the shit out of a pitch, huh

  62. Esteban says:

    Sit down and shut up Youk

  63. JMK says:

    I don’t think Beckett meant to hit the batter, nor do I think CC meant to hit Adrian.

    Much ado over nothing, in my view.

  64. Sheepmeister says:

    how dare they call a pitch down the middle a called strike for CC.

  65. Rich E says:

    Stupid umpire that was a gritty check swing

  66. bobtaco says:

    Wait, a pitch over the plate that Youk doesn’t swing at can be a strike? Does not compute…

  67. Urban says:

    That was a double-strikeout. Call Ortiz out, too.

  68. Jonathan says:

    It’s hard to believe we’re in the 5th inning and it’s already the most frustrating game I’ve seen/heard this year. The strike zone. Jeter/Gardner. The announcing is just….wow. Them scoring on the bullshit swinging bunt. But I still think we pull it out in the end.

  69. MannyGeee says:

    wow, Erick Aybar is on the DL with an oblique too… the year of the oblique strikes again. I blame KFS and the Double-Licious

  70. JobaWockeeZ says:

    2003 references to 2004 ratio is now 1:100.

  71. Esteban says:

    Ha ok, we get pissed about 2004 being mentioned, but that 2003 shot has gotta annoy Red Sox fans.

  72. JobaWockeeZ says:

    The day when lefties can get lefties with bad splits will be a grand day.

  73. Ryan says:

    As much as I dislike this announcing, I will take it over the corpse of Joe Buck and senile Tim McCarver every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

    • JohnnyC says:

      There’s a subtle difference between rooting against the Yankees (Buck and McCarver) and rooting for the Red Sox (as this ESPN crew is).

  74. Jerome S. says:

    a little bit high?

  75. MannyGeee says:

    you thin Cameron gets in trouble by the Red Sox management for not having some sort of hommless mans facial hair or not arguing strike calls?

    truely too classy for that uni…

  76. Hey, we got a generous strike call! Thanks, blue.

  77. Esteban says:

    Ha some Sox fans got excited over that Cameron popup. Idjits all of them.

  78. Jerome S. says:

    Valentine acting like CC is some kind of rookie will-be.

  79. Rich E says:

    CC is doing it with smoke and mirrors tonight.

  80. Monteroisdinero says:

    I think the pitching coach needs to be given a glove so he can talk into it when he comes out to talk to the pitcher.

  81. Jonathan says:

    HUGE batter right here

  82. MannyGeee says:

    great, Kevin Millar… the source of Red Sox Grit. He’s like the red neck holy grail…

  83. Jenny says:

    CC Houdini

  84. Cy Pettitte says:

    go CC!

  85. Jonathan says:

    got his ass again. offense needs to pick it up right here. I hope Tex can get us started with 2 outs.

  86. Monteroisdinero says:

    Bobby V doesn’t get his wishes as Drew K’s.

    Screw you Bobby!

  87. Esteban says:

    Gritty, Gutty, Big hearted performance by CC

  88. Dave says:

    Next 3 batters: .179, .219, .194 :(

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    Brett needs to get on and start creating some havoc

  90. Mike Axisa says:

    Time to do some work, offense. Make them pay for all these LOB.

  91. Hummingbird S. says:

    horrible bunt

  92. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And now we’re giving them outs.

  93. Alex S says:

    somebody punch brett for bunting

  94. MannyGeee says:


  95. Jerome S. says:

    There are seriously few things more retarded than a bunt. Especially for Gardy, who was on fire yesterday.

  96. JohnnyC says:

    It’s sad how badly Gardner bunts for a base hit.

  97. JMK says:

    Not a very good bunt; in my view, not a very good decision. Also, a nice camera view would improve my viewing experience. But hey, that’s too much to ask for from the worldwide leader.

  98. nyyankfan7 says:

    Is anybody else sick of listening to Bobby V?

  99. Buck says:

    Retire Jeter.

  100. Mike Axisa says:

    Gardner’s terrible at bunting, why does he keep trying to do it? He’d probably have more success if he muscled up and swung for the fences every time out.

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    how predictable…

  102. Jerome S. says:

    oh shit, they’re on about Pedroia again…

  103. JMK says:

    Has Jeter hit anything out of the infield this season?

  104. MannyGeee says:

    lets make Pedroia look better so these guys can blow him more… well done Yankees

  105. Monteroisdinero says:

    Captain is anemic.

    Batting 9th: Derek Jeetah

  106. Jonathan says:

    did they really just bitch about the strike zone…

  107. Jerome S. says:

    oh THAT was a good looking pitch?!?!
    Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you, shithead.

  108. Jake Jarmel says:

    Something has to be done about the 1-2 hitters. Put Grandy and Swish up there already for christ sake.

  109. Cuso says:

    no. there is DEFINITELY balanced commentary. No favoritism whatsoever….

  110. JobaWockeeZ says:

    9 pitch inning or something?

  111. Rich E says:

    On Beckett remember Javier Vazquez looked good a couple of times last season.

  112. Teh Comp Pick says:

    I’m so glad Cashman wouldn’t go four years….oh, wait

  113. MannyGeee says:

    wow… Beckett has earned his extension tonight. well, according to bobb V at least

  114. JerseyDutch says:

    The top of our order looks like a fucking Little League team today.

  115. Alex S says:

    tex has really cooled off

  116. jorge brosada says:

    Ugh, hopefully the offense can wake up soon. Need to get CC a win

  117. JohnnyC says:

    It would be sweet to pin the loss on Papelbon. They’d probably have him traded by Monday noon.

  118. Jonathan says:

    Beckett looks sharp but let’s get honest here. Gardner/Jeter/Tex/Granderson/Swisher/Jorge have looked like total shit besides a few HR’s.

  119. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone? we’re giving up already?

  120. jorge brosada says:


  121. Esteban says:

    Well at least the Red Sox will be putting Varitek or Saltalamacchia out there every game.

  122. Rich E says:

    So is A-rod available at all? I know he’s sick but can he give us an at-bat? Preferably for Jeter.

    • YanksFan in MA says:

      Report was he was not in the dugout. I wouldn’t want a guy with flu like symptoms there at all anyway. No use getting anyone else sick.

    • Urban says:

      If he really has the flu, or anything like it, you do not want him swinging the bat.

  123. bobtaco says:

    Really Joe, going to bring in Logan in a 1-0 game?

  124. Ryan says:

    Is it me or does every series in Boston go like this? First two games are near double digit scores, final game is 5 runs total at most.

  125. Stratman9652 says:

    Tex must have looked at his calendar and saw it was April.

  126. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why can’t we get Scutaro and his .320 OBP out?

  127. Jonathan says:

    Feel free to get the 9 hole out once CC

  128. Rich E says:

    That’s why you walk Scutaro

  129. Damn you, Scutaro. Stop not-sucking at the least convenient possible times.

  130. Mike Axisa says:

    Scutaro had a .182 OBP coming into the game, so naturally he’s reached three times.

  131. Esteban says:

    Now THAT’S how you do it Teix.

  132. Corporate Scum says:

    Really starting to wish ill upon Mr. Valentine.

  133. MannyGeee says:

    you think jeter took notice of that?

  134. YanksFan in MA says:

    Wow what a play.

  135. jorge brosada says:

    thatta boy, Tex

  136. Rich E says:

    Its like a pile of concentrated grit has come up to the plate

  137. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    My apologies if this topic has already been discussed…

    But have we decided which announce team is worse? This or Miller / Morgan?

  138. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Man, I wish I could take Gold Gloves seriously.

    …but that was a great play. Good to have a first baseman who deserves them.

  139. Esteban says:

    *Shudders thinking of Giambi trying to make that throw*

    /still has flashbacks.

  140. jorge brosada says:

    Fuck Dustin Pedroia

  141. Hummingbird S. says:

    I guess they are not allowed to retire Pedroia

  142. MannyGeee says:


    Pedroia is killing me. I hate him with every fiber of my body.

  143. CBean says:

    No Boone please!

  144. Jonathan says:

    I have a horrible feeling about this AB

  145. Dave says:

    I CANNOT stand pedroia.

  146. Monteroisdinero says:

    CC in the Jim Kitty Kaat fielding position on the follow through.

  147. Buck says:

    I would have taken CC out before the Pedroia at bat.

  148. Ivan says:

    Come on CC, Big pitch here.

  149. MannyGeee says:

    Joba v. Youk??? very excited to see that!

  150. Rich E says:

    Get him CC I don’t want Joba/Youk with the bases loaded

  151. MannyGeee says:

    I woulda went slider on Gonzalez there

  152. Jonathan says:

    I’d much rather Youk strike out vs Joba anyway

  153. JMK says:

    Not sure if I’m excited to see this Joba/Youk matchup or disturbed.

  154. bobtaco says:

    Ugh, Joba vs Youk with the game on the line and the bases full… dread.

  155. Monteroisdinero says:

    Time to fart and grunt our way out of this!

  156. Ivan says:

    Ok, Joba do ya thing man…

  157. Esteban says:

    C’mon Joba, you do your best grunting and farting against Youk.

  158. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I know he’s our ace and pretty much our only dependable starter but he has iffy control today. No reason to go up to 120 but whatever. Solid outing.

    At least Logan isn’t in.

  159. Hall and Nokes says:

    Have the Yankees actually been to the plate in this game?

  160. jorge brosada says:

    Damn…at least we got the Jobber monster coming in

  161. (tips cap to our ace for soaking up innings and maintaining the game as winnable despite not having his primo stuff tonight)

  162. Dave says:

    The question is are you willing to give up a run to see Youk drilled in the head?

  163. Mattchu12 says:

    Prediction: Joba beans Uterus, I mean…no…I meant Uterus.

  164. JohnnyC says:

    I’m not a fan of the classic Joe Torre bullpen move of bringing in a reliever with the bases loaded. And Girardi seems to be doing this a lot more often these days.

    • Marcus says:

      Is there another option? Let the starter implode? (Not that CC would do that, but you are implying it’s never a good idea to bring a reliever in with the bases loaded).

      Perhaps you mean they are late in making the pitching change?

  165. Gonzo says:

    This is gonna be high drama.

  166. JobaWockeeZ says:

    ESPN, EVERY Yankee isn’t popular in Boston.

  167. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Come on Joba, just get this doof out.

  168. Ivan says:

    Nice recovery Chavez.

  169. The Fallen Phoenix says:


  170. Cy Pettitte says:


  171. jorge brosada says:


  172. Buck says:

    What the hell happened to Chavy’s glove? Shaky as hell out there.

  173. MannyGeee says:

    JOBA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Atta way to wiggle out of that one. With Chavez trying to give me a heart attack…

    • Urban says:

      That ball was blistered. He kept his body in front of it. Good to have a good defender as our back-up third baseman.

  174. bonestock94 says:

    Oh man, the bobble almost killed me. Ok, time to score!

  175. Esteban says:

    on’t scare me like that Zombie. For the love of Mo.

  176. Rich E says:

    Oh n… yes

  177. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chavez kinda flashing leather.

  178. TMiller says:

    9 hits through 6 innings and only 1 run.. The Yankees HAVE to make them pay for that.. come on offense wake up!

  179. JMK says:

    Woo, more RISP goodness. Lucky today; the team has looked pretty awful.

  180. JohnnyC says:

    Chavez seems rusty at third. Hopefully it’s that and not aging and the injuries.

  181. (fistpumps)

    Look at these unclutchy bastards. They can’t drive in runs with RISP, that clearly indicates they lack the skill to win close games and won’t amount to shit in the postseason.


  182. Rich E says:

    Just remember it’s good to be the Yankees, assuming they can scratch across a run.

  183. Monteroisdinero says:

    Ok-let’s put the dagger in these guys. Sox find new ways to lose in 2011.

    1 and 8
    1 and 8

    What the crowd would be chanting in NY

  184. Jake Jarmel says:

    If runs are to be scored it will have to be with our 4-9 hitters. Girardi will bring in Boone to face Drew so we may need a few runs.

  185. Cy Pettitte says:

    4-5-6 REALLY need to do some damage here

  186. Yankeefan34 says:

    Now we just need the bats to wake up. I can’t believe this is still only a 1-0 game.

  187. Hall and Nokes says:

    This is going to be a sweet game to steal on a 2-run Cano double.

  188. Nedro says:

    Thank you, Eric Chavez!

  189. MannyGeee says:

    too long a wait rusted up Becketts arm?

  190. Joba Chamberlain: Clutch. That is all.

  191. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Get Beckett out of this game.

  192. MannyGeee says:

    wow. Cano got fooled there. Beckett is not THIS good. he looks like Cliff Fcking Lee!

  193. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That 12 to 6 curve just made me go from 6 to 12.

  194. Buck says:

    Granderson – clueless.

  195. JMK says:

    Another awful at bat.

  196. Cuso says:

    he had 20 pitches in the first inning. and 93 right now.


  197. Kostas says:

    i know beckett is good but two fucking hits? ugh

  198. jorge brosada says:

    We need to get Beckett out of this game, even though its just one run..i dont have confidence in our offense right now

  199. MannyGeee says:

    thank u Orel, now we all know what a 12-6 curveball is…

  200. bonestock94 says:

    Nothing would make me happier right now than Beckett’s epic start being an L.

  201. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So what, two straight innings with less than 10 pitches taken?

  202. JMK says:

    And for the last time, this view needs to end.

    I’m serious – who do I send a complaint to at ESPN?

  203. Brooklyn Ed says:

    this game would had been tied if Chavez had moved up to 3rd on the passed ball. little things makes a difference.

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck this game so much, Beckett not even at 100 pitches

  205. Monteroisdinero says:

    Why would a pitcher want a chain/necklace jumping up on his face during his delivery?

    Swish with Jeterian at bats tonight.

  206. Jonathan says:

    If Granderson can’t hit righties we’re fucking boned

  207. jorge brosada says:

    At this rate, Beckett is going to throw a fucking shut out. Jesus Christ…

  208. Pinky says:

    Granderson is shit. Lets get Johnny Damon up in here NOW.

  209. Pat D says:

    Well I’ve had an awfully shitty night at work and still have 2 1/2 hours left.

    At least I’ve been able to watch the game and stay entertained by it.


    • Urban says:

      I’ll be calling you at 12:59 am with a problem that will take at least 90 minutes to solve by phone.

      • Pat D says:

        Wow, someone remembers what I do? That’s cool.

        But I’ll probably be on another call. Or making sure I don’t get another call. Tee hee.

  210. Nedro says:

    He gives good Orel

    /ba-dump bump

  211. MannyGeee says:

    Micheal Imperioli just made me thirsty for Tequilla. damn he’s good

  212. Rich E says:

    The Yanks have been so bad at the plate tonight I haven’t heard a good Yankees suck chant.

  213. Esteban says:

    So much passion for the Celtics…. that didn’t exist before the 2007-2008 season. Trust me, I was there.

  214. Total Dominication says:

    Is arod in the dugout?

  215. MannyGeee says:


    foul ball

  216. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    If I was Theo, I’d give Beckett an additional 4 year extension. That’s just me though…

  217. bobtaco says:

    Throw strikes.

  218. Pinky says:

    Can we please give Gardner some muscle milk?? 5 home runs last year??? Get the fuck outta here

  219. Esteban says:

    Manny didn’t quit on Boston!!!!!

  220. Rich E says:

    Can A-rod give a Kirk Gibson-esque moment. (admittedly regular season)

  221. Hall and Nokes says:

    Yeah, remember when Manny was considered one of the best right handed hitters of all time? He sure proved to be ordinary.

  222. JMK says:

    That wasn’t the question, Buster.

  223. First time lawng time says:

    Major offensive ineptitude…total embarassment…good thing there’s an offday tomorrow so they can get their heads out of their asses

  224. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Buster is an idiot for voting for McGwire.

  225. Cy Pettitte says:

    throw strikes

  226. Mike R says:

    Wish ESPN would actually focus on the game and the potential of it getting out of hand rather than if Manny deserves a HOF nod..

  227. bonestock94 says:

    For fucks sake someone give us a clean inning

  228. JMK says:

    Hall of Fame votes are outrageously stupid. “Vote of the heart”?

  229. Cuso says:


  230. MannyGeee says:

    did you see Shaugnassey up there? I want to punch him in the bag. I really do

  231. JobaWockeeZ says:

    BA and homers. Solid analysis.

  232. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Boone in the pen. Can’t wait…

  233. jorge brosada says:

    Crap, Logan warming up again…

  234. JMK says:

    Did a man that can’t walk without limping just try to bunt?

  235. V says:

    I’m so tired of this st00pid steroids/Hall of Fame crap.

    Hank Aaron used amphetamines. Stop glorifying the past.


  236. Corporate Scum says:

    uhhh…. when did the Rays say that??

  237. Rich E says:

    The Sox need a run?

  238. Reggie C. says:

    Soooo according to Bobby V., Manny didnt just quit? Is Bobby Valentine making up the narrative?

  239. JMK says:

    So um, this is working well.

  240. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    …is it just me or has Granderson been playing pretty deep today? (It might very well be just me, which is why I’m asking.)

  241. jorge brosada says:

    Ughhh, come on Joba…

  242. Praise Jeebus that fat ass Ortiz was on second.

    Bear down, Joba.

  243. JerseyDutch says:

    Good lord, now he’s going to walk in a few runs…

  244. mbonzo says:


  245. Reggie C. says:

    Joba is about to get some DP action.

  246. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Joba being Joba.

  247. Buck says:

    Game ovah…

  248. Monteroisdinero says:

    This is a game we do/did not deserve to win.

  249. Dave says:

    Finally, put us out of our misery.

  250. Hummingbird S. says:

    Joba meltdown, so predictable

  251. Reggie C. says:

    Or not.

  252. V says:

    And with the offense struggling, that could be the game.

  253. bonestock94 says:

    Yea well, how lucky can you be of course they’re gonna score.

  254. JobaWockeeZ says:

    It’s Marco Scutaro. Marco fucking Scutaro.

  255. Esteban says:

    Well, this was inevitable. No way they get so many guys on base and not score more.

  256. Jake Jarmel says:

    And that’s the ballgame. Way to get destroyed by Marco Scutaro.

  257. MannyGeee says:

    i really hate boston.

  258. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck this game, Logan coming in, I’m done

  259. Mike Axisa says:

    Sure, let Scutaro reach a-fucking-gain.

  260. YanksFan in MA says:

    Joba straight up terrible tonight.

  261. Barring a sudden Beckett collapse, that might’ve been the game right there.

  262. V says:

    Ugh, Boone Logan. Please DFA this doofus after he blows the game wide open.

  263. mbonzo says:

    Boone Logan, the one guy you can always rely on to disappoint you in 2011, and I’m being optimistic.

  264. JMK says:

    This game is not over. What are you all, Mets fans?

  265. Kostas says:


  266. JerseyDutch says:

    Nice collapse, Joba.

  267. Reggie C. says:

    Time to watch the last twenty minutes of THE KILLING. AMC FTW!

  268. Dr. O says:

    you just watch, boone logan is going to be so dominant on the mound the officials actually take away the Sox’ 3 runs.

  269. Kevin says:

    i really am trying to understand girardi and his pen management

  270. wow says:

    so glad we have an amazing bull pen.

  271. jorge brosada says:

    Marco Scutaro…seriously? Everything about this game has been fucking irritating.

  272. Kostas says:

    Man the Yankees fucked that guy up, along with the injury he just struggles…

  273. mbonzo says:

    Joba couldn’t locate, pretty obvious in the Youkilis at bat… but hey he’s our 7th inning guy right Joe?

    • Jake Jarmel says:

      He’ll probably say after the game that Joba shouldn’t have pitched in the 6th and that threw his timing off. Shouldn’t Soriano have been brought in once two runners reached? No, too logical for Joe.

      • mbonzo says:

        The problem is these stupid designated innings he’s giving the pitchers. If theres a situation that the Yankees need to get out of late in the game, Soriano should be in. Joba’s first pitch to Youkilis missed the location by about 2 feet. His second pitch was right in Youk’s red zone which told me, well Yanks got lucky there. By the time Joba walks the second guy I would have Soriano in there. Problem is, he’s out 8th inning guy.

    • Zack says:

      He threw 2 pitches to Youkilis, and I fail to see where you said Joba shouldn’t be in there before the inning started.

  274. nyyankfan7 says:

    Boone Logan? Glad to see we have conceded the game.

    It’s such a warm fuzzy feeling to have a $12 million relief pitcher in the bullpen who doesn’t pitch in a key situation.

  275. ND Mike says:


  276. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    In other news, I’m so glad the Yankees proved they can win without A-Rod today. #MSMNarratives

  277. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    As many of you know, Boone Logan is my favorite pitcher of all time. So this is a great way to end my weekend.

  278. Pat D says:

    At least I’m taking off next Sunday night so I will avoid potential double aggravation.

  279. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    …did Logan just retire a batter?

  280. Cy Pettitte says:

    We need Robertson for Pedroia

  281. MannyGeee says:

    very brave “Yankees Suck” chant…. now….. after getting slaughtered yesterday and looking decidedly meh until like 5 minutes ago…

  282. Freddy's Mom says:

    Wow, I hate all the Giradi bitching in here bit I gotta say he’s blown this game.

  283. MannyGeee says:

    oh shit. now its curtains. Garcia is up in the pen

  284. Cy Pettitte says:

    Freddy Garcia? you’re fucking kidding, right?

  285. nyyankfan7 says:


    Girardi is a retard.

  286. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A LOOGY vs a red hot Pedroia.

  287. bonestock94 says:

    Please don’t walk Pedroia, I can’t handle that

  288. adizzle says:

    This comment might have been stated earlier but it needs repeating. I will never bad mouth A-Rod for as long as I live. Seeing him out of the lineup has been awful.

  289. bobtaco says:

    Just walk him

  290. JohnnyC says:

    Did anyone really expect to win this series? Regardless of their record-to-date, they are always tough on the Yankees early in the season. It’s later on when the shit hits the fan.

  291. Stratman9652 says:

    Next person who says “and that’s the ballgame” before the 3rd out in the 9th should be slapped. I just wish I could find a way to do it through the computer.

  292. Cuso says:

    Loone Bogan v Pedroia?! really?

  293. MannyGeee says:

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Peddy’s too gritty to take the intentional walk!!!!


  294. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Logan getting the job done??? I don’t feel so good, guys.

  295. Ari G says:

    Boone logan just got two outs wow

  296. Buck says:

    Wow! I honestly thought Boone would have walked in a run there.

  297. Monteroisdinero says:

    I’m ready for the O’s Tuesday. Nunez at short will be fine. Maybe Derek will catch the flu.

  298. Esteban says:

    Game over, wrap it up folks. The Yankees have never come back from a 3 run deficit against the Sox.

  299. MannyGeee says:

    wow. Boon with the effective inning

  300. Urban says:

    Let’s go, kids. We can score four runs here. We’re the gawd dang, NY Yankees.

    It’s called Winning. We’re relentless.

  301. Cy Pettitte says:

    Boone doing his job? does not compute

  302. Ari G says:

    who saw that great bullpen management from Girardi

  303. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Can’t waste that Boone Logan inning. If the LOOGY can do his job, so can this offense.

  304. rek4gehrig says:

    Yanks hitters are wonky too

  305. T.J. says:

    It’s only three runs. Let’s do this.

  306. Mike Axisa says:

    They have to get Beckett out this inning. Can’t have three more wimpy at-bat.

  307. Man, it feels like we’re losing this game 3-0 right now.

  308. mbonzo says:

    Beckett is cold, lets get some baserunners!

  309. Fachoinanyy says:

    Its really frustrating how bad some of our hitters look atm.

  310. nyyankfan7 says:

    that was the stupidest swing I’ve ever seen.

  311. Monteroisdinero says:

    So if Posada struggles for a few more weeks, when does he start bitching that he needs to catch?

  312. Buck says:

    Posada – please stop taking at bats away from Montero and leave quietly.

  313. I want me one of those fan caves.

  314. Kostas says:

    jorge….not good

  315. jorge brosada says:

    wow we just can’t touch Beckett tonight

  316. Ari G says:

    jorge looking fine

  317. mbonzo says:

    Pedroia is too gritty, I’m gonna explode.

  318. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    C’mon, Chavez…fuckin’ Communist.

  319. Cy Pettitte says:

    great, so in the 9th we have 1-2-3 up…

  320. Esteban says:

    Jeez after the 20 pitch first inning, Beckett’s only at 103 pitches now. He’s been really good.

  321. bobtaco says:

    I think they are going to let him throw a complete game

  322. JerseyDutch says:

    Good gravy.

  323. Hummingbird S. says:

    What happened to Beckett? When did he become good?

    Also, the Yankees look like they don’t want to be there.

  324. Ari G says:

    great inning

  325. MannyGeee says:

    wha? seriously it would not be nearly as frustrating if they would at least work a count or 2…

    just brutal to watch

  326. FachoinaNYY says:


  327. Oh no, time for the 3 closers!

  328. Esteban says:

    Re: The Fan Cave. Does the guy get paid? I don’t know that it would be that enjoyable being forced to watch all 162 games.

  329. JohnnyC says:

    There’s just no scouting report on Scutaro, eh?

  330. MannyGeee says:


  331. bobtaco says:

    Welcome, Chief

  332. karcotte says:

    Welcome to the Yankees Freddy.

  333. ND Mike says:

    Ok, Freddie’s in. THAT is the Don’t Care Flag. Who’s next Silva?

  334. T.J. says:

    Why is Garcia in?

    With an off-day tomorrow using Soriano here is smart.

  335. adizzle says:

    Yankees want to get back to NY and enjoy the 75 degree day tomorrow. Will have to let out their frustrations on the O’s.

  336. YankeesJunkie says:

    It would be nice to see the pitchers throw some strikes.

  337. Cy Pettitte says:

    might as well put Freddy in to get some work, at this point 0-3, 0-15 same difference

  338. ND Mike says:

    Way to challenge Youlk with your 89mph nothing ball.

  339. JerseyDutch says:

    Yay, lead-off walk by Freddy.

  340. Gonzo says:

    Not over, but not looking pretty either. Beckett gave up single up the middle to Chavez, and a sawed-off, flare single to Cano. He was on tonight folks. Just had it working.

    Let’s hope Anus-Mouth comes into the game for batting practice.

  341. Joe says:

    We need “the Yanks will bring the tying run to the plate” thread.

  342. MannyGeee says:

    yikes. good thing I sat Ortiz tonight. he peppered that thing

  343. YankeesJunkie says:

    Wow, just a terrible, terrible game, especially the last three innings.

  344. YanksFan in MA says:

    Love the gritty totally unnecessary Youilis slide there.

  345. Dr. O says:

    apparently Yankee pitchers also, dig the long ball.

  346. bonestock94 says:

    I should have gone with plan B tonight, pull out my fingernails with pliers

  347. Hummingbird S. says:

    There’s a good preview of things to come with Freddy..

  348. Jake Jarmel says:

    Ballgame’s not over yet, folks! We can easily score 4 in the 9th with only 2 hits thus far and no A-Rod.

  349. JohnnyC says:

    It is waving the white flag since no one could expect Garcia to be sharp ater not pitching for 2 weeks.

  350. jorge brosada says:

    Great, Freddy Garcia comes in a stinks it up. I can barely stand watching this horseshit

  351. Mike Axisa says:

    I didn’t want Soriano to come to try to keep it at three runs anyway.

  352. MannyGeee says:

    if you know Cameron is bunting. go in high and tight…

  353. JerseyDutch says:

    Well, this is fun.

  354. Big Apple says:

    Orel wants to go oral on the sox lineup.

  355. nyyankfan7 says:

    3 games in Fenway and Rivera and Soriano didn’t throw a single pitch.

  356. bobtaco says:

    Really, Papelbon with a 4-5 run lead… dumb.

  357. Esteban says:

    #5th starter.

  358. MannyGeee says:

    great… Paplbon warming up so we can hear from the crack announce team about how fking awesome he is too

  359. JohnnyC says:

    Seriously, Chavez looks like he’s moving in slow motion at third. Trying to avoid injury?

  360. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thanks for the out because he needs all the help he can get.

  361. Gonzo says:

    Bash Freddy all you want, but he hasn’t pitched in a game situation since ST.

  362. Corporate Scum says:

    Skipping the heart of the Red Sox bullpen…. straight to the sphincter.

  363. Big Apple says:

    Varitek is a douchebag

  364. Stratman9652 says:

    Papelbon is up. There is a chance.

  365. mbonzo says:

    Carlos Silva and Kevin Milwood are giggling to themselves right now.

  366. Kostas says:

    The upside to this loss is that there will be no reason to watch ESPN. It will make the viewer feel quite gross after the 52 minutes devoted to the rebirth of the Red Sox…. Sorry Tiger.

  367. Monteroisdinero says:

    The only thing worth watching now is the epic Papelbon-Jeter battle.

  368. MannyGeee says:

    what was wrong with that pitch

  369. YankeesJunkie says:

    Hmm. That pitched looked like it missed right down the middle.

  370. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Am I imagining things? Or did a pitch right down the middle get called for a ball?

  371. Big Apple says:

    alright Papeldouche…do your doody

  372. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Blood in the water.

  373. ND Mike says:

    There is nothing in baseball that annoys me more than the obligatory “Yankees suck” chant. It shouldn’t bother me but there are times that it turns me into angry Yankees fan. And that’s not pretty.

  374. Rallyplzz says:

    guys oddly reminiscent of the CC 2 hitter that we lost to the twins. do they have soriano type meltdown…

  375. jorge brosada says:

    shipping out to Boston is an awesome song but the fact that Papeldouche uses it is lame

  376. Monteroisdinero says:

    Freddy Garcia has more effective pitches than poor Phil.

    Sad to say.

  377. YankeesJunkie says:

    This would be a great time for the Yankees to score 5 runs.

  378. Mike R says:

    I don’t know how that music pumps up a stadium that much…

  379. Gotta tip your hat to Beckett, he was lights out tonight. Let’s hope that a) Tito goes to Papelbon and there are hilarious results or b) we can destroy the O’s.

  380. Cy Pettitte says:

    Our only hope is that Papelbon walks/hits the first three batters and Cano hits a grand slam

  381. How about the Papelbon pause in front of the camera man leaving the gate.

  382. boogie down says:

    “Go ahead and celebrate in April, we’ll dance in October.” Stupid Sox fans

  383. MannyGeee says:

    yay white kids with no rhythem dancing to “Shipping off to Boston”… see the irony? b/c they’re from Boston?

    fcking shoot me. and fck Sweet Caroline too

  384. bobtaco says:

    Even bringing the tying run to the plate would be sweet…

  385. JohnnyC says:

    Apparently commercial time means nothing to ESPN as they decide to show Papelbon running in from the bullpen in a non-save situation. That there is your proof of ESPN’s bias. They don’t even care about the $75K+ for the spot.

  386. ZZ says:

    Major league baseball managers have become one of the least innovative professions on the planet. In game strategy has really become not much more intuitive than what assembly line workers do.

    It’s amazing especially considering how much money they get paid.

  387. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Alright, high pitches called for strikes.


  388. Papelbon’s giving me hope.

  389. asdwd says:

    congrats on your 2nd win rofl… go celebrate.

  390. Monteroisdinero says:

    So Yankee catchers paint their right hand fingernails white. Sox catchers use white tape on the fingers to show the signs.

    Key aspect of this game.

  391. Buck says:

    Let’s hope for the non-save collapse.

  392. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck you Brett, seriously

  393. YankeesJunkie says:

    I guess Papelbon gets 10 inches off the plate while Garcia can’t get on down the middle.

  394. JMK says:

    Does Brett take pitches at the batting cage too?

  395. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So we’re changing the rules of strikes for Papelbon?

  396. swishers fauxhawk says:

    This ump wants to go home. Nice strike zone, moron.

  397. mbonzo says:

    Nice expanding strikezone.

  398. bobtaco says:

    No K zone on that last one?

  399. Esteban says:

    Eh borderline strike. Not the worst call ever.

  400. Buck says:

    Keep looking Brett.

  401. Jake Jarmel says:

    Can we please get a leadoff hitter who will swing at strike 3 right down the middle?

  402. mbonzo says:

    Looks like Jeter’s groundballs are a bit more groundbally tonight.

  403. Cy Pettitte says:

    Fuck you too Jeter, be a little more predictable please

  404. Monteroisdinero says:

    Vintage Jeter AB. Swings at first pitch when down by 4 runs and weakly grounds out to 2B

  405. Pat D says:

    Count me officially of the Gardner bandwagon as of right now.

    Like I said late last year, he’s got to prove he can do it again, and so far he is not.

  406. Dr. O says:

    prop bet for next time Jeter gets a hit that isn’t one that sneaks thru the infield?

  407. Bullwinkle says:

    it’s bedtime….

  408. bonestock94 says:

    So now our shortstop is Cesar Izturis minus the defensive ability

  409. MannyGeee says:

    Tek really struggles back there…

  410. YankeesJunkie says:

    I will say Papelbon looks much better this year, Beckett still had quite a few pitches from 88-91 while touching 94.

  411. Where’d the strike zone go?

  412. swishers fauxhawk says:


  413. JobaWockeeZ says:


  414. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol what the fuck was that? not even close

  415. Urban says:

    Great. We went to Boston and woke them up. Oh, well. Back tomorrow…errr, Tuesday.

  416. The Fallen Phoenix says:


  417. MannyGeee says:

    wow…. your officiating crew tonight supplied by ESPN

  418. Corporate Scum says:

    what the fuck was that?????

  419. JMK says:

    That looked like a ball. But meh, we were outplayed entirely.

  420. Big Apple says:

    i don’t usually bitch about balls and strikes, but this was goddamned ridonculous…

  421. Hummingbird S. says:

    Shitty call..

  422. Jake Jarmel says:

    LOL! That was on the ground! What a joke.

  423. Oh, fuck you.

    Seriously, fuck you, blue. That’s just ridiculous.

  424. YankeesJunkie says:

    Ump promptly runs over to give Papelbon a BJ.

    • Rallyplzz says:

      More than the pitching, we need to figure out what happens with 1 and 2 hitters. Jeter cant seem to catch up to a 93 mile an hour fast ball.

  425. mbonzo says:

    Hopefully that was the worst homeplate umpire of the year. Seriously pissed me off all night.

  426. Buck says:

    Horrendous call to a horrendous game. Way to give the Sawx some life, boys.

  427. Bullwinkle says:

    Whatever happened to protecting the plate with 2 strikes on you??

  428. Dr. O says:

    Yankee theme song for 2011 should be “Dr. Feel Good” by the Crue

  429. bonestock94 says:

    lol thats hilariously bad, can’t wait to see brooks baseball tomorrow

  430. jorge brosada says:

    wow that last strike out on Tex was horseshit. That game was Youkilis Ugly, not gonna get too worked up though. 2-7…big whoop

  431. Double-J says:

    So…the home plate umpire wanted to get home and drink his Ensure, right?

  432. mbonzo (The Optimist) says:


  433. Mykey says:

    Not that it matters, but if that was a strike, Bobby V is an intelligent man.

  434. Monteroisdinero says:

    Not that it matters but does Girardi EVER come out to support his players on bogus calls?

    I hated that last year and he is unchanging this year.

    Too anxious to grab his binder and go home.

  435. Esteban says:

    In the running for the worst strike 3 call ever.

  436. JerseyDutch says:

    Nice. We drop two to a team that couldn’t buy a win at the monkey Olympics with a bunch of bananas.

  437. Zack says:

    I’m disappointed I didn’t see any “Statement Game” references tonight.

  438. Jorge says:

    Hopefully, we all can handle losing 2 out of 3 in Fenway like rational human beings. It won’t be the last time in the history of the universe that happens.

    The “Yankees Suck” chants are the pettiest goddamn thing I’ve ever seen in sports. I hate those fans so damn much. Sorry. :)

  439. Cuso says:

    That fucking umpire should be censured.

    It might not have made a difference in the outcome, but it just lends credibility to the Fenway factor.

    9th inning home plate umpires often play to the Boston crowd. God-awful.

    And yes, I’ve wTched enough to know the difference. that happens in Fenway way more than anywhere else.

    Maybe Mo has gotten it a few times, but not to the effect it happens in Boston. Awful. Just awful.

  440. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m astounded, especially in this economy, blind and stupid people who have the inability to read and be consistent are getting paid 6 figures.

  441. JohnnyC says:

    Hope the Rays can win a series at Fenway. They’ve got the starting pitching to.

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