Apr
10

Game Nine Spillover Thread

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

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

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

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

      Pandemic reference?

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

        Panic!

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

    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.

    • Alex S

      All of this

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    Phil Hughes?

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

    Creative ESPN. Never heard of face time before.

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

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

    • The Fallen Phoenix

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

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

        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

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

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

            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.

  • bonestock94

    Hopefully the victim complex died in the last thread

    • Urban

      I was left alone in the last thread and I feel victimized.

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

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

    • Esteban

      He fields 99.8 percent of the balls hit right at him!

  • MannyGeee

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

  • First time lawng time

    WHy do people call Bucholz laptops?

  • http://twitter.com/karcotte karcotte

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

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Urban

      I didn’t think players had oblique injuries prior to March 2011.

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

    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.

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

      Exactly. Although I do on some level miss the moronic ramblings of Joe Morgan. It infused a level of humor not commonly seen in sportscasts.

    • First time lawng time

      I’m a girl an would never marry Pedroia call me shallow but 5’7 balding guys that look like rats are not attractive

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

        Um… okay.

      • Urban

        How about 6′ balding guys who look like Jason Statham? I’m hoping not to be written off entirely by the female gender in my advancing age!

      • Nedro

        What about his millions?

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 walks to Scutaro….

  • Ben from Stanford

    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.

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

      Did you see our responses?]

      The rooting would be tolerable if they weren’t being so ignorant while rooting.

      • Ben from Stanford

        Yes, I saw the responses, but the reply function seems broken so I wrote back here. I agree, being ignorant is annoying. See my comment below about the interference call. As for glorifying players, it’s annoying, but everyone does it, including for Yankees players (like anyone who’s talked about Derek Jeter’s defense in the past 10 years).

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

          No argument there. Most of the commenters around here ridicule the way Jeter gets fellated by the media as well, for what it’s worth.

  • chas123

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

  • SamVa

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

    • bobtaco

      the 3-2 pitch looked like a strike

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

        Disagree.

  • Sheepmeister

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

    /unrealisticexpectations

    • MannyGeee

      no shit huh? CC has been BEGGGGGGGING for that outside corner…

  • Monteroisdinero

    We r not intentionally walking the munchkin?

    • MannyGeee

      because fuck him is why…

  • Ben from Stanford

    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.

  • bobtaco

    Gritty K, please?

  • cjc

    where was that

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Not going to get K-Zone on that pitch?

    • Cuso

      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…..”

  • Shdw

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

  • 4everbronx

    How bad is Bobby Valentine?

  • chas123

    Not getting the calls tonight either.

  • Cy Pettitte

    come on give CC a break

  • danimal

    this strike zone is laughable

  • MannyGeee

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

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

    SHOW THE FUCKING GAME.

  • Jake Jarmel

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

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Zero calls for CC.

  • Zooboy

    Pedroia: he’s magically delicious!

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

      Did you see the screaming liner of a foul ball he hit? Amazing, the power he generates. He really hearted up and smashed that foul ball. Is “hearted” a verb? Can I use that that way? If not, it should be.

      Sincerely,
      ESPN

  • First time lawng time

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

  • MannyGeee

    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

  • Icebird753

    SHUT DOWN REACTOR 4, shut it down!

  • MannyGeee

    OK kids. Show of hands…

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

    • Rich E

      raises hand. I don’t want to know anything about that beard.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this behind the plate view makes me wanna punch my TV

  • First time lawng time

    I thought Beckett sucked?

    • Cy Pettitte

      he does the Yankees are just sucking more right now

    • Esteban

      Why? He’s overrated, but he doesn’t suck.

    • Kit

      It’s baseball. Someone high on LSD can pitch a perfect game and someone who is generally mediocre can tame a good lineup. Happens.

      • Kit

        Ugh. Meant no-hitter.

      • bonestock94

        Except Beckett has a 3.7 career FIP and 8.5 K/9, not exactly Armando Galaragga

        • Kit

          I didn’t mean Beckett.

    • Monteroisdinero

      No major league starter sucks every outing.

      Not even Javy.

    • Pasqua

      Weren’t you also questioning how the Orioles and Jays were ahead of the Yankees and Red Sox the other night? Sometimes things that we don’t expect to happen, happen. That’s what makes this baseball thing (hell, this “life” thing) kind of interesting.

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

        First time lawng time has a lot of “questions”.

        You’ll get used to it.

  • YanksFan in MA

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

  • Buck

    Retire Posada.

  • Dave

    Fucking Beckett is dealing. Sad face.

  • bobtaco

    Somebody disrupt this effin’ narrative…

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

      Plenty of time. It’s only 1-0.

      • Corporate Scum

        Is the mercy rule in effect?

      • Buck

        Feels like 10-0

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

          If you put a TV in front of your treadmill and put on a video feed of a car dash camera going 60 mph, it feels like you’re going somewhere really fast.

          You’re not, though.

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

            Perception is reality for some. Reality is hard to confront.

            Descartes was a bitch.

  • Rich E

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

    • Corporate Scum

      No no. If your changeup is like your fastball, it just means you are strong, like a superhero.

  • bonestock94

    Might wanna check the knicks game real quick

    • Esteban

      Melo!

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

      I would, if that game mattered at all.

    • Ben from Stanford

      Dude, THANK YOU. I lost track of that game, and just got to catch the end. Sweet!

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

    Let’s just put Beckett in the HOF already.

  • Rich E

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

    • MannyGeee

      the anus cam

  • Urban

    Ron Guidry and his two pitches say Hi.

  • Reggie C.

    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.

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

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

      #GregMath

  • MannyGeee

    Alec Baldwin is the MAN!

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

    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.

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

      But the GregMath!

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

      The Red Sox have had like, nine baserunners, but they have one run.

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

        They must not be very clutch or gritty.

        #MSMnarrative

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

          The fuck is your problem? Don’t insult the heartiest team ever assembled in MLB history.

          They’re obviously just giving the rest of baseball a headstart.

  • Shazam

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

  • bonestock94

    Nice

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

    Yikes. Shades of Carlos Pena.

  • bexy on another computer

    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.)

  • Esteban

    Yikes.

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Buck

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

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

    Just noticed CC always pitches on my birthday…

    • Urban

      Dude, you’re going to be dead by the end of 2012.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC’s strike zone is 2inches by 2 inches

  • Ryan

    Is valentine reporting from the Boston dugout?

    • MannyGeee

      from under Francona’s seat on the bench…

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Esteban

    Sit down and shut up Youk

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

    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.

    • MannyGeee

      not as good a story line, unless we can “tea party’ the fans into believing there’s bad blood

  • Sheepmeister

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

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

    Filthy.

  • Rich E

    Stupid umpire that was a gritty check swing

  • bobtaco

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

    • YanksFan in MA

      Looked like he swung anyway.

  • Urban

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

  • Jonathan

    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.

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

      I like this guy.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        I like that Beckett’s at around 75 pitches, I think. The Yankees are one big, long inning into that Boston bullpen.

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

          Unfortunately that bullpen is quite good.

          • The Fallen Phoenix

            Meh, I’ll take my chances against Jenks or Papelbon in a close game. They’re good relievers, no doubt, but these Yankees have gotten to both relievers in the past.

  • MannyGeee

    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

    • MannyGeee

      KFC’

    • Rich E

      It’s certainly the injury du jour.

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

      KFS?

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

    2003 references to 2004 ratio is now 1:100.

  • Esteban

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

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Very true.

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

      Maybe that’s why we signed all these veterans who were great in 2003. To rub it in their noses.

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

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

  • Ryan

    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

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

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    a little bit high?
    A LITTLE BIT HIGH?!?!

  • MannyGeee

    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…

    • Rich E

      hommless?

      • MannyGeee

        homeless. sorry, typing is not my strong suit (as I sit in front of a computer 50 hrs a week…)

    • Ryan

      He’s certainly not reaching the extra incentives in his contract that kick in when he looks like he belongs on a sex-offender website.

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

        Pedroia’s brother could be his personal trainer.

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

      On that note, Adrian Gonzalez’s facial grooming is way too precise. They’re going to have to steal his razor, or the Boston faithful will turn on him for being a “queeah”.

      • Urban

        A “nation” of pink hats singing Neil Diamond calling others “queeah?” It makes no sense, unless it’s Red Sox nation.

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

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

    • Esteban

      Gameday says it was a strike.

  • Esteban

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

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

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

  • Rich E

    CC is doing it with smoke and mirrors tonight.

  • Monteroisdinero

    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.

    • Jonathan

      haha i liked it

    • Cy Pettitte

      totally, or at the very least a bandana or a flu mask

    • Monteroisdinero

      It really is funny that the pitcher talks into his glove, the catcher has his mask on talking and Rothschild is chatting away with no cover.

  • Jonathan

    HUGE batter right here

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Rich E

      And lo, the Sawx grit overfloweth the historic ballpark in the Fens.

  • Jenny

    CC Houdini

    • MannyGeee

      JD Drew cannot even think about that slider… that’s not on his radar, never has been.

  • Cy Pettitte

    go CC!

  • Jonathan

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    Screw you Bobby!

  • Esteban

    Gritty, Gutty, Big hearted performance by CC

  • Dave

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Brett needs to get on and start creating some havoc

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

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

    • MannyGeee

      they look like the 2000-08 Yankees with all that LOB.

  • Hummingbird S.

    horrible bunt

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

    And now we’re giving them outs.

  • Alex S

    somebody punch brett for bunting

    • YanksFan in MA

      He’s bunting for a base hit. Its better than watching strike 3 go by.

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

        3-7 pitch out >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1 pitch out

  • MannyGeee

    OH FUCK THIS DOUBLE PLAY ALREDDDDDY!

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

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

    • Esteban

      That was Friday, no? I don’t think he was great yesterday.

    • Monteroisdinero

      0-5 yesterday.

  • JohnnyC

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

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

    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.

  • nyyankfan7

    Is anybody else sick of listening to Bobby V?

  • Buck

    Retire Jeter.

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

    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.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Because bunting is the right way to play the game, duh.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He’s gotta try it to improve. He will.

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

        This sounds like a job for Spring Training.

        • Monteroisdinero

          He did practice it alot in ST I’m sure. beckett is tough tonight. It was a good idea that didn’t work out. Nothing else is so far tonight.

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

        In a tight game as the leadoff hitter?

        • Monteroisdinero

          yes

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

        Not against someone who’s 2 hitting you in a one run deficit.

        • Monteroisdinero

          Good time to try.

    • JerseyDutch

      Agreed. Gardner should not bunt ever, ever again.

  • Cy Pettitte

    how predictable…

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    oh shit, they’re on about Pedroia again…

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

    Has Jeter hit anything out of the infield this season?

    • MannyGeee

      I saw one liner against Minny, there might have been a 2b in there somewhere, but thats all I remember…

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

        Right, I remember that one against Minny. Slim pickens otherwise.

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

      I remember one instance…

    • Cy Pettitte

      double down the 3rd base line is the only thing that comes to mind

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Captain is anemic.

    Batting 9th: Derek Jeetah

    • bonestock94

      We can only pray

  • Jonathan

    did they really just bitch about the strike zone…

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

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

  • Jake Jarmel

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

  • Cuso

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

    • Rich E

      Well the announcers are totally unconscious to any bias.

      • Cuso

        so they’re unaware of their hate/bias.

        not sure if that is supposed to make it better.

        just more ignorant

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

    9 pitch inning or something?

  • Rich E

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

  • Teh Comp Pick

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

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Teh Comp Pick

      hhahahaaha I really got a kick outta that one.

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

        That’s a relief. It means ARod’s future contractual obligations are no longer an albatross, because he earned his extension back in 2009 with that homer off Nathan.

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • Alex S

    tex has really cooled off

    • JerseyDutch

      He’s absolutely hopeless.

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

      Ice, ice, baby.

      • bobtaco

        The D is still warm

  • jorge brosada

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

  • JohnnyC

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

  • Jonathan

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Boone? we’re giving up already?

  • jorge brosada

    NO ANYTHING BUT BOONE LOGAN!

  • Esteban

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

  • Rich E

    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

      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

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

  • bobtaco

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

  • Ryan

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

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

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

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

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

      It’s baseball.

  • Jonathan

    Feel free to get the 9 hole out once CC

  • Rich E

    That’s why you walk Scutaro

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

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

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

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

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

    Way to be, Texy.

  • Esteban

    Now THAT’S how you do it Teix.

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

    Nice leather.

  • Corporate Scum

    Really starting to wish ill upon Mr. Valentine.

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

    Great play Tex.

  • MannyGeee

    you think jeter took notice of that?

  • YanksFan in MA

    Wow what a play.

  • jorge brosada

    thatta boy, Tex

  • Rich E

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    My apologies if this topic has already been discussed…

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

    • Esteban

      Anything that doesn’t have Morgan, Sutcliffe, or Waldman.

      • Urban

        Oh. My. Gawd.

        Morgan, Sutcliff and Waldman. I’m imagining them all together as a team. I might have to do an Airplane scene and set myself on fire.

        Hmmm, trying to think what would be the worst, most annoying, three-person broadcast team I could construct.

        • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

          Buck, Harrelson, Morgan?

          • Urban

            Sutcliffe will be one of the three on my all-time hate list. Trying to narrow down to the last two will be difficult. Interestingly, I don’t think Morgan would make it. He’s probably just miss the cut.

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

      Sounds like the jury is out for many fans here. Me? I think this incarnation is worse.

      I found Morgan/Miller comically bad. This isn’t comedic, this is just bad.

    • Rich E

      Miller/Morgan was worse in a completely different way.

    • Urban

      I actually liked Miller, so that’s one more announced that I like in the old team than I like in the new team. Of course, Miller was balanced out by Morgan.

      • YanksFan in MA

        Agree. Besides him butchering names I never had a problem with his actual game calling. Had a good voice too that didn’t wear on you after a while.

    • JohnnyC

      At least Miller & Morgan were funny…even if unintentionally.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Orel: “They didn’t measure his heart.” When speaking about scouts’ general distaste for Pedroia.

        • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

          *throws up*

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Man, I wish I could take Gold Gloves seriously.

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

  • Esteban

    *Shudders thinking of Giambi trying to make that throw*

    /still has flashbacks.

    • MannyGeee

      with his gold thong hanging out of the back of his uni…

      hottttt!

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

    Pedroia’s locked in right now.

    Bah.

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

      He’s been developing lasers with the US Navy.

      It was expected.

  • jorge brosada

    Fuck Dustin Pedroia

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Duck Fustin.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I guess they are not allowed to retire Pedroia

  • MannyGeee

    ughhhhhhhh

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

  • CBean

    No Boone please!

  • Jonathan

    I have a horrible feeling about this AB

  • Dave

    I CANNOT stand pedroia.

    • Buck

      I can’t stand that rodent.

    • Monteroisdinero

      He has something Derek no longer has.

      bat speed

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

        He can move laterally without the aid of a Segway, too.

      • Reggie C.

        And a MVP. Lets not forget that!

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Buck

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

    • Esteban

      Gotsta leave him in for the lefty though. No one wants Logan in there against A-Gon

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

    Finish him, CC.

  • Ivan

    Come on CC, Big pitch here.

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Rich E

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

  • MannyGeee

    I woulda went slider on Gonzalez there

  • Jonathan

    I’d much rather Youk strike out vs Joba anyway

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

    JOBALUSHI!

    Don’t disappoint us, buddy.

    • Marcus

      Love it, please let that nickname stick.

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

        Agreed, that is a damn good nickname.

      • Mattchu12

        Agreed.

    • Ivan

      He wont’t I know he won’t.

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

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

  • bobtaco

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

    • YanksFan in MA

      Does anyone know if Joba actually had a beef with Youk? Seemed odd that he kept going after him.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Time to fart and grunt our way out of this!

  • Ivan

    Ok, Joba do ya thing man…

  • Esteban

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

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

    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.

    • Rich E

      No that happens after Joba drills Youk

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • jorge brosada

    Damn…at least we got the Jobber monster coming in

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

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

  • Dave

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

    • Rich E

      Again that would mean Boone in the game so no.

    • Jake Jarmel

      No. Without A-Rod and the ineptness of our 1-2 hitters, 2 runs will win this ballgame.

    • MannyGeee

      is thats an option?

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

    A vineyard?

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

      Gimme a break.

  • Mattchu12

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

  • JohnnyC

    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

      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?

  • Gonzo

    This is gonna be high drama.

    • Gonzo

      Or not.

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

    ESPN, EVERY Yankee isn’t popular in Boston.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Come on Joba, just get this doof out.

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

    Good shit Joba.

  • bobtaco

    ooof

  • Ivan

    Nice recovery Chavez.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    ZOMBIES WEARING GLOVES.

  • Cy Pettitte

    JOBAAAAAAA

  • jorge brosada

    Chavez!!

  • Buck

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

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Urban

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

  • bonestock94

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

  • Esteban

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

  • Rich E

    Oh n… yes

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chavez kinda flashing leather.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      No, not at all, Wil.

    • MannyGeee

      guy is gonna give me a heart attack…

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Better than a spine attack, which Chavez has apparently been suffering from for the past 20 years.

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

      Kinda, sorta not really…

  • TMiller

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

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

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

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

      It’s nice to see it happen to the other guy, isn’t it?

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

        Indeed.

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

          /schadenfreude’d

  • JohnnyC

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

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

    (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.

    #flippedthescript

    • MannyGeee

      well played, Mauer

    • Esteban

      If only they had bigger hearts.

  • Rich E

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    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

  • Jake Jarmel

    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.

    • Esteban

      fantastic handle you got there.

    • JerseyDutch

      Where did you get those glasses?

    • Marcus

      Any relation to Todd Gaak?

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Yankeefan34

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

  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • Hall and Nokes

      And needless to say, that’s not happening here.

  • Nedro

    Thank you, Eric Chavez!

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

      I wouldn’t thank him. He shouldn’t have bobbled that. It was hit right at him.

  • MannyGeee

    too long a wait rusted up Becketts arm?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Joba Chamberlain: Clutch. That is all.

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

    Apparently Dan Schulman uses the GregMath too.

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

    Get Beckett out of this game.

  • MannyGeee

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

    • Esteban

      Beckett DOES have the ability to be this good. His problem has usually been injuries.

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

        And mechanics (which may be injury-related).

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

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

      Chuck up.

  • Buck

    Granderson – clueless.

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

    Another awful at bat.

  • Cuso

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

    ugh

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Might as well tip our caps and call the Red Sox our daddies.

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

    Not Grandy’s best game tonight.

    • Esteban

      It’s not anybody’s best night tonight.

      • CBean

        except freakin Beckett.

  • Kostas

    i know beckett is good but two fucking hits? ugh

  • jorge brosada

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

  • MannyGeee

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

  • bonestock94

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Cuso

      if you’re talking about CF camera, thats one thing that is actually not ESPNs fault. its the dumbass Fenway setup

    • brian

      send it to phill mushnick

  • Brooklyn Ed

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

    • Jonathan

      i said the exact same thing when it happened

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    Swish with Jeterian at bats tonight.

  • Jonathan

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

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

      Meh, it’s one game.

      • Jonathan

        he hasn’t hit hardly anyone so far. i said if meaning if he ends up not being able to right righties. I didn’t mean it as he can’t hit righties.

    • Buck

      He needs to overcome his fear of RBIs, too.

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

        Stupid stat with which to measure aptitude. Moving on.

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

          Oh, no, friend. I too fear the RBI.

          The Reserve Bank of India is not to be taken lightly. Their wanton devaluation of the rupee only exacerbates an already tenuous geopolitical climate in South Asia.

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

            Besides, they’ll overtake China.

        • Buck

          Yeah, I hate keeping track of hits being knocked in, too. I forgot the object was to score the least runs.

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

            Stay simple, good sir.

            • Buck

              Stay nerdy, my man.

      • MannyGeee

        well, this entire line up is allergic to not being shitty tonight, so…

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

    Sad trombone.

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Pinky

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

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

      If he’s unavailable, maybe we can get Ken Griffey Jr., right? Right? PRETTY PLEASE!

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Let’s pull Manny out of retirement. I hear he can hit righties.

        • Pinky

          I want someone who can hit. (something granderson and gardner cannot do)

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

            Lol.

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

            It’s April.

      • Corporate Scum

        Manny!!!!

    • Brooklyn Ed

      pst….Damon is with Tampa Bay. what makes you think the Rays will trade him to the YANKS (their divison rival)?

    • Esteban

      D+. Would have given a better grade last year.

  • Pat D

    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.

    SON OF A BITCH!!!

    • Urban

      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

        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.

  • Nedro

    He gives good Orel

    /ba-dump bump

  • MannyGeee

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

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

      Micheal Imperioli Tequila just made me thirsty for tequila. Damn he’s tequila is good.

      Fixed.

      • JerseyDutch

        Mmm, Imperioli Tequila…

      • Esteban

        Co-sign. And no training wheels, please.

  • Rich E

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

  • Esteban

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

    • MannyGeee

      well, yeah… that would be the Antoine Walker era.

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

      (pictures the Dino Radja era)
      (smiles)

  • Total Dominication

    Is arod in the dugout?

  • MannyGeee

    whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    foul ball

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • bobtaco

    Throw strikes.

  • Pinky

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

    • MannyGeee

      I will take ‘hits’ from Gardner right now.

      • JerseyDutch

        Seriously. If he tries to bunt one more time, I’ll plotz.

  • Esteban

    Manny didn’t quit on Boston!!!!!

    • Poopy Pants

      huh?

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

      Asked to leave, his 1.000 OPS so far in that year was gone and it made me smile.

      Good shit Manny.

    • MannyGeee

      Manny quit on everyone, now that he’s no longer with the Red Sox he’s the anti christ.

    • Esteban

      He hit .347/.473/.587 in July in 22 games before he was traded. The Red Sox played the media like a fiddle to propagate this myth.

      • Esteban

        Or, if you’d like .314/.432/.560 in the 42 games before he was traded.

  • Rich E

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

  • Hall and Nokes

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

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

      Yes, damn Manny for being ordinary for the last two years of his career, long after his prime was over. No Hall of Fame player would ever do that.

      • JerseyDutch

        I thought HoF’ers were both perfect and immortal. Silly me.

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

    That wasn’t the question, Buster.

    • Urban

      Yeah, he totally side-stepped that question.

  • First time lawng time

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Buster is an idiot for voting for McGwire.

    • MannyGeee

      Buster is an idiot for voting for McGwire.

      • Pat D

        Jeez, did he run over your dog?

  • Cy Pettitte

    throw strikes

  • Mike R

    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..

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

      Pedroia should be God commentary or Manny HOF debate with an actual voter?

  • bonestock94

    For fucks sake someone give us a clean inning

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

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

  • Cuso

    Jo-So-Mo

  • MannyGeee

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

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

    BA and homers. Solid analysis.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Boone in the pen. Can’t wait…

  • jorge brosada

    Crap, Logan warming up again…

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

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

  • V

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

    Hank Aaron used amphetamines. Stop glorifying the past.

    Whatever.

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

      I’ll take your argument further – I want all players to be more juiced up than the Kool Aid man.

      Seriously.

  • Corporate Scum

    uhhh…. when did the Rays say that??

    • MannyGeee

      revisionist history. its how ESPN rolls

  • Rich E

    The Sox need a run?

  • Reggie C.

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

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

    So um, this is working well.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    …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.)

  • jorge brosada

    Ughhh, come on Joba…

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

    Praise Jeebus that fat ass Ortiz was on second.

    Bear down, Joba.

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • mbonzo

    NO NOT BOONE LOGAN. GTFO WITH THAT JOE.

  • Reggie C.

    Joba is about to get some DP action.

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

      I guess you can call it that.

  • bobtaco

    Game

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Joba being Joba.

  • Buck

    Game ovah…

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Dave

    Finally, put us out of our misery.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Joba meltdown, so predictable

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

      Yeah, just like you predicted publicly earlier in the thread.

      (scrolls up, looks, is confused)

    • MannyGeee

      our bulletproof bullpen’s fatal flaw? a lack of guys (save for Mo) who can put it together on back to back nights.

  • Reggie C.

    Or not.

  • V

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

  • bonestock94

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

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

    It’s Marco Scutaro. Marco fucking Scutaro.

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

    (falls off tightrope)

  • Esteban

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

  • Jake Jarmel

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

  • MannyGeee

    i really hate boston.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    Sure, let Scutaro reach a-fucking-gain.

  • YanksFan in MA

    Joba straight up terrible tonight.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

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

  • V

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

  • mbonzo

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

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

    White flag time.

    • mbonzo

      Boone Logan’s new name.

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

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

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

      It’s like the past 150 years of baseball never happened, and they’ve never seen a Yankee team overcome a three-run deficit.

      • Pat D

        But Beckett is dealing! And they have Bard and Jenks and Papelbon!!

        DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!

      • Esteban

        Whatever bro. Game was over in 3rd when it was still tied

        #GregMath

    • Jake Jarmel

      If we had A-Rod and our 1-2 hitters weren’t trash I’d agree with you. And Boone is coming into the game. It just feels like it’s over.

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

        Feelings? Screw feelings, six outs with an offense that while slumping is clearly one of the best, if not the best, in the league and three runs? Totally doable. I’m not saying we’ll win, but to raise the flag now is preemptive.

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

        It just feels like it’s over.

        Here we go with this “feeling” crap again.

        It might feel like it’s over… but it’s not.

        Seriously, it’s not. Go look for yourself, you’ll see. They’re still playing and the game is still being televised. Nobody has left the park. They’re not recycling the bats to be used in particleboard.

    • JerseyDutch

      If we had managed more than 2 hits today, I’d be a little more optimistic.

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

        Baseball is as much about the past as it is the present.

        • JerseyDutch

          But always look towards the future. –Duck Dodgers

  • Kostas

    Damiit….joba!!!!

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice collapse, Joba.

  • Reggie C.

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

  • Dr. O

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

  • Kevin

    i really am trying to understand girardi and his pen management

  • wow

    so glad we have an amazing bull pen.

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Kostas

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

  • mbonzo

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

    • Jake Jarmel

      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

        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

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

  • nyyankfan7

    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.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Sorry but he’s “the 8th inning guy.”

  • ND Mike

    BAD JOBA! NO TWINKIES!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • JerseyDutch

      I’d like a pound of whatever it is you’re on, please.

  • Pat D

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

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    …did Logan just retire a batter?

  • Cy Pettitte

    We need Robertson for Pedroia

  • MannyGeee

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

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      In the Friday night game they waited until the end when Papelbon had already retired somebody.

  • Freddy’s Mom

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

    • Pat D

      Because he was swinging the bats, too, right?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      How did he blow this game?

    • Jake Jarmel

      I don’t care for Girardi but we have 0 runs. Soriano should have came in once 2 men reached and that was his only mistake. He also shouldn’t have given A-Rod the flu.

  • MannyGeee

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Freddy Garcia? you’re fucking kidding, right?

  • nyyankfan7

    FREDDY GARCIA? ARE WE EVER PLANNING ON PITCHING SORIANO?

    Girardi is a retard.

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

    A LOOGY vs a red hot Pedroia.

  • bonestock94

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

    • bonestock94

      I just died a little

  • adizzle

    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.

  • bobtaco

    Just walk him

  • JohnnyC

    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.

    • MannyGeee

      i did. especially with CC coming in today and the offense they put up yesterday.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    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.

    • Corporate Scum

      Comment of the night.

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

      And if it is indeed the ballgame can they slap you back?

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

        No, because they were still wrong.

    • JerseyDutch

      I think that’s a feature in Windows 8.

    • Buck

      Ball game over…

  • Cuso

    Loone Bogan v Pedroia?! really?

  • MannyGeee

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

    boooOOOOooOOoOO!!!!!11!!!!1!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • Ari G

    Boone logan just got two outs wow

  • Buck

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Esteban

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

    • JerseyDutch

      Ever.

      • Esteban

        Ever ever. Never. Fact. Can’t argue with science.

    • nyyankfan7

      to get 3 runs we will need to find a way to get more than the 2 hits we have mustered up over the last 21 outs.

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

        Technically that’s not true.

        • nyyankfan7

          two hits? That’s all we got, two God damn hits??

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

            Monty: You can’t say that!
            Harry: Doesn’t matter, nobody’s listening.

    • bobtaco

      with no Arod, a geriatric Jeter, and April Tex… it’s an uphill climb

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

        Then let’s stop pitying ourselves and get to climbing.

  • MannyGeee

    wow. Boon with the effective inning

  • Urban

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

    It’s called Winning. We’re relentless.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      They may have grit…we have tiger blood.

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

        I call for an end to any and all Charlie Sheen references.

        • Urban

          To be clear, I was not referencing Charlie Sheen. I was referencing the Alec Baldwin/Yankee commercial.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Boone doing his job? does not compute

  • Ari G

    who saw that great bullpen management from Girardi

    • JerseyDutch

      He pulled a double bluff! Genius!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

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

  • rek4gehrig

    Yanks hitters are wonky too

    • Fachoinanyy

      +1

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

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

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

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

    • mbonzo

      WIMP WIMP… JORGE!

    • MannyGeee

      surprise of the night for me is that Beckett is still in there.

    • ND Mike

      So much for that idea.

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

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      LOL

    • swishers fauxhawk

      IETC

    • Buck

      Jonathan was right about you.

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

        I’ll take that as a compliment.

  • mbonzo

    Beckett is cold, lets get some baserunners!

  • Fachoinanyy

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

  • nyyankfan7

    that was the stupidest swing I’ve ever seen.

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

      Ever? Fo-eva-eva? Like all time? WE HAVE WITNESSED HISTORY, FOLKS!

      • nyyankfan7

        WOW WE HAVE A JACKASS IN THE ROOM, WOOHOO LOOK AT YOU BUDDY

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

          I can’t hear you when you’re yelling. Don’t be a hysteric, it’s particularly unbecoming on the internet.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Kostas

      Tuesday

  • Buck

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

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    I want me one of those fan caves.

  • Kostas

    jorge….not good

  • jorge brosada

    wow we just can’t touch Beckett tonight

  • Ari G

    jorge looking fine

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

    CGSO?

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

      Yeah probably.

  • mbonzo

    Pedroia is too gritty, I’m gonna explode.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    C’mon, Chavez…fuckin’ Communist.

    • MannyGeee

      Chavez runs like he just got entered from behind…

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      too bad the 1-2 hit like 8-9

  • Esteban

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

  • bobtaco

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Good gravy.

  • Hummingbird S.

    What happened to Beckett? When did he become good?

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

  • Ari G

    great inning

  • MannyGeee

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

    just brutal to watch

    • YankeesJunkie

      Seems like the Yankees stopped working the count after the fifth inning.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Rally?

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Oh no, time for the 3 closers!

  • Esteban

    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.

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

      Yeah, that.

      Just give me the A/V gear and let me put it in my home. I’ll thank you profusely. I don’t want to be your freaking puppetshow.

    • MannyGeee

      try 4860 games. and if you were married, you’d understand how fcking sweet that is…

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

        I am married, and I understand how NON-sweet that is.

        I like my house. I like my wife. I like not having people stare at me through lucite.

        • Esteban

          Word, is it really that cool to be forced to go to the Man Cave everyday rain or shine? I hope that dude can sell the ‘privilege’ to watch all those games.

      • Esteban

        I’m taking my dad’s plan of not getting married until I’m 39. Got 16 years left of freedom!

  • JohnnyC

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

  • MannyGeee

    Freedy!!!!

  • bobtaco

    Welcome, Chief

  • http://twitter.com/karcotte karcotte

    Welcome to the Yankees Freddy.

  • ND Mike

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

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    Why is Garcia in?

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

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

      So he’ll get actual work before the 15th.

      • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

        And a three run game in the 8th is the time to do it?

    • mbonzo

      Garcia to the 8th?

  • adizzle

    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.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • ND Mike

    Way to challenge Youlk with your 89mph nothing ball.

  • JerseyDutch

    Yay, lead-off walk by Freddy.

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

    Not a good start, Fredro.

  • Gonzo

    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.

    • V

      And of course I benched Beckett and played Sabathia in my money league tonight. Blegh.

      • nyyankfan7

        This is all your fault

  • Joe

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

    • Corporate Scum

      yes please

  • MannyGeee

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

    • V

      I sat him for Arencibia… who didn’t play…

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • YanksFan in MA

    Love the gritty totally unnecessary Youilis slide there.

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

      His brain shut off. It had been too long without any tasty sabretooth tiger meat.

  • Dr. O

    apparently Yankee pitchers also, dig the long ball.

  • bonestock94

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Jake Jarmel

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

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

      Get the bases loaded and PH ARod in.

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

      Hard ≠ impossible

      • Esteban

        Tommie, it’s never happened before, so why try?

  • JohnnyC

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

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

      I’ll agree with this from Girardi’s perspective.

  • jorge brosada

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

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

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      Joe wants to save him for that non-existent game tomorrow

      • mbonzo

        Soriano is supposed to show off his fastball to Girardi’s son’s little league team tomorrow. You can’t expect him to pitch in back to back days. THINK OF THE CHILDREN

    • Pat D

      Garcia’s back! And he needs work!

      /Mr.T’d

    • mbonzo

      Soriano is only the 8th inning guy when theres a 4 run lead. He doesn’t make enough money to pitch in a game like this.

  • MannyGeee

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Well, this is fun.

  • Big Apple

    Orel wants to go oral on the sox lineup.

  • nyyankfan7

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

    • MannyGeee

      didn’t have a save to hold/record.

      • nyyankfan7

        No but we did have a time in the 7th inning when Joba was struggling and we were still only down 1 run.

  • bobtaco

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

  • Esteban

    #5th starter.

  • MannyGeee

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

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      His crazy-man face and fist pump are worse.

  • JohnnyC

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      At least he can hit, won’t see him at 3B too often hopefully.

    • MannyGeee

      i just think he’s slow. you are used to seeing a greek god on 3rd. Chavez is a nice player, just not A-Rod

      • mbonzo

        I always thought of Arod as more of a centaur.

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

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

  • Gonzo

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

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

      It’s not like we had someone dependable in the 8th.

      If Soriano had to be called in after reduced injury in a 4 run lead how come he can’t come in a try not making the 3 run lead stay that way?

      • Gonzo

        That’s a manager issue not a Freddy issue.

  • Corporate Scum

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

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

      (golf clap)

      • Corporate Scum

        Thank you. That was for you, tommie.

  • Big Apple

    Varitek is a douchebag

    • Esteban

      No shit. He wanted to fight A-Rod with his catcher’s gear still on.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Papelbon is up. There is a chance.

  • mbonzo

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

  • Kostas

    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.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

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

      A first pitch ground out?

      • Monteroisdinero

        Don’t think he can catch up to anything.

    • bonestock94

      lol, if Jeter hits a homer I will change my username to something horrible forever

      • Gonzo

        BonersRock69….

        Please Jeter!

        • bonestock94

          I agree to it

          • Gonzo

            Well, no name change, but it would have been funny.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      A three-pitch strikeout?

      • swishers fauxhawk

        Reply fail

  • MannyGeee

    what was wrong with that pitch

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • swishers fauxhawk

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

  • Big Apple

    alright Papeldouche…do your doody

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Blood in the water.

  • ND Mike

    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.

    • JerseyDutch

      It’s the rally cry of losers. Let them have it.

  • Rallyplzz

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

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

      Let’s hope.

    • Jake Jarmel

      Not with who’s coming up 1-2 they don’t.

  • jorge brosada

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Freddy Garcia has more effective pitches than poor Phil.

    Sad to say.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Garcia is used to pitching with no stuff, Phil is not.

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

        I laughed.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Bodes poorly for Phil.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Mike R

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

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

      Seriously that’s some awful shit.

    • MannyGeee

      they’re sheep, man. that and sweet caroline…

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      It’s Boston, everyone’s Irish.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    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.

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

      (reluctantly tips cap)

      I didn’t think he had that in him.

    • FachoinaNYY

      Or both?

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

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

  • boogie down

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

  • MannyGeee

    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

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

      Papelbon’s playing to his base, baby.

  • bobtaco

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

    • MannyGeee

      how bout just some hits.

  • JohnnyC

    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.

    • MannyGeee

      and if it was Enter Sandman?

      yeah, you woulda seen that Ford Commercial a little quicker.

  • ZZ

    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.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Alright, high pitches called for strikes.

    *yawn*

    • MannyGeee

      and low & away too… that was a fun AB.

      I think something just popped behind my left eye

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Papelbon’s giving me hope.

  • asdwd

    congrats on your 2nd win rofl… go celebrate.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      But if you talk to a Sox fan, you’ll hear something like, “Yeah, but both of them were against the YANKEES!”

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

      No need to say that.

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

      Ugh. Let’s not stoop to Boston’s level. There’s no need for that.

  • Monteroisdinero

    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.

  • Buck

    Let’s hope for the non-save collapse.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck you Brett, seriously

  • YankeesJunkie

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

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

    Does Brett take pitches at the batting cage too?

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

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

  • swishers fauxhawk

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

  • mbonzo

    Nice expanding strikezone.

  • bobtaco

    No K zone on that last one?

  • Esteban

    Eh borderline strike. Not the worst call ever.

  • Buck

    Keep looking Brett.

  • Jake Jarmel

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

  • mbonzo

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

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

    Fuck you too Jeter, be a little more predictable please

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Pat D

    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.

    • mbonzo

      Not Gardner’s fault the strikezone doubled in size.

  • Dr. O

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

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

      April 26th.

  • Bullwinkle

    it’s bedtime….

  • bonestock94

    So now our shortstop is Cesar Izturis minus the defensive ability

    • Monteroisdinero

      if only he was making the same salary. Wait-Nunez is!

  • MannyGeee

    Tek really struggles back there…

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Where’d the strike zone go?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    THAT WAS IN THE FUCKING DIRT

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

    HIT THE DIRT. HIT THE DIRT. HIT THE DIRT.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol what the fuck was that? not even close

  • Urban

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

    • Buck

      Agreed. Yanks just gave them CPR.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    ARE YOU F’ING KIDDING ME. THAT WAS F’ING LOW.

  • MannyGeee

    wow…. your officiating crew tonight supplied by ESPN

  • Corporate Scum

    what the fuck was that?????

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

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

  • Big Apple

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    Shitty call..

  • Jake Jarmel

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

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

    Oh, fuck you.

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    Ump promptly runs over to give Papelbon a BJ.

    • Rallyplzz

      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.

  • mbonzo

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

  • Buck

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

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

      Still 2-7.

      • Ryan

        Still 152 games to go…

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

          So why exactly is game nine the one that gives them life then?

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

            Our illogical human impulsive need to ascribe deep narrative and meaning to essentially random benign events?

            • JerseyDutch

              That’s deep, man. Yeats?

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

                Dick Van Patten.

  • Bullwinkle

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

    • Corporate Scum

      not swinging at balls in the dirt happened. If Tex never swings at that pitch again, I’ll be thrilled.

    • Sayid J.

      If he swings there everyone curses at Tex for swinging over a curveball in the dirt…

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

      He couldn’t have even connected with that on a safety swing, the pitch was practically in the dirt by the time it crossed the vicinity of the plate.

  • Dr. O

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

  • bonestock94

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

  • jorge brosada

    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

  • http://www.ps3tf2.co.nr/ Double-J

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

  • mbonzo (The Optimist)

    158-4

    • Buck

      I’m predicting 85-77. Starting pitching is terrible and the Yanks have blown 2 decent games from CC.

  • Mykey

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    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.

  • Esteban

    In the running for the worst strike 3 call ever.

  • JerseyDutch

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

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

      In Boston’s defense, it looks like both the Rangers and Indians aren’t all that bad.

      • JerseyDutch

        I’d rather wallow in the bile of my negativity.

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

          Fair enough. Enjoy that.

          • JerseyDutch

            ;)

  • Zack

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

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

      Playoff preview!

  • Esteban
  • Jorge

    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. :)

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

      Hopefully, we all can handle losing 2 out of 3 in Fenway like rational human beings.

      Oh ye of too much faith.

      • Corporate Scum

        I just found huge chunks of sky on the ground in my backyard.

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

          We’ve woken the sleeping giant. If we had swept them, there was literally no possible way that they could make the playoffs under any scenario, but now that they’ve won twice against us, they’re winning the whole thing and we’re missing the playoffs. These games meant that much. That much.

          Always trust the GregMath.

    • Buck

      I was stationed in the Bay Area for the past 6 yrs – and listening to the Oakland fans, who are outnumbered by Yankee fans 3-1, chant “Yankees Suck” is the most pathetic scene I’ve ever seen.

  • Cuso

    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.

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

        yep. there ya go.

        i’m sure it’s even more pronounced with Fenway being smaller and the crowd being more of a fishbowl park. it’s much much louder on average.

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

    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.

    • Esteban

      That pitch wasn’t as bad as the camera and Varitek’s awful framing made it seem.

      • Corporate Scum

        I respectfully disagree. it was outside and in the dirt.

  • JohnnyC

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

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

      No chance. The Rays have negative offense right now.

    • bobtaco

      I hope the Yankees can win the series at home. Zach Britton is looking like a world beater right now.

      • bobtaco

        and Hughes is pitching the game BEFORE Britton…

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

          Britton’s not pitching next series. They’re skipping him because they don’t him in Yankee Stadium.

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