Game Six: Rebound (Update: Rained Out)

As the Soriano turns
With no DH on tap, Yanks push Garcia back a week
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Last night’s loss sucked, there’s no way around it. The bullpen blew a gem of an outing by CC Sabathia and the offense went to sleep after the second inning. But the best part about baseball is that they play everyday, so the Yankees have a chance to put the loss behind them and get back to their winning ways tonight. On the mound is Freddy Garcia, making his debut in pinstripes. Expectations are low, and chances are the Yankees are going to have to score some runs for him while the patch-work bullpen holds whatever lead they’re given, if they’re given one at all. That all assumed the rain that is forecast for this evening holds up.

The Twins counter with former Yankee Carl Pavano. He’s been pretty tough on his former mates since being kicked out of town after 2008, allowing just ten runs in 26.1 innings (3.42 ERA) across four starts. Pavano got his ass kicked pretty good by another AL East team in his first start of the season (eight runs in four innings against the Blue Jays), so let’s hope that trend continues. Here’s the starting nine…

Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, DH
Robbie Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Gustavo Molina, C

Freddy Garcia, SP

Another 7:05pm ET start, another YES broadcast game. Enjoy.

Update: And we have out first rain delay of 2011. No work on when this one will get underway.

Update Part Deux: The game has officially been postponed. No makeup date has been announced, but this is the Twins only trip to Yankee Stadium this season. If they don’t play a doubleheader tomorrow, at least then they’ll have to come to New York and not the other way around.

So use this as an open thread in the meantime. The Extra Innings package is still in a free preview, so there’s plenty of games on television.

Update Again: The game will be made up at an unspecified date in September according to Kelsie Smith. The two clubs have two common off-days that month: the 8th and 15th. The problem for the Yankees is that those dates bookend a west coast trip, so they’ll lose out on a precious travel day.

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As the Soriano turns
With no DH on tap, Yanks push Garcia back a week
  • Sheepmeister

    I live in Scranton and its been raining for the past 3 hours with no end in sight. What are the chances they play tonight?

    • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

      0, because they don’t have a game

  • booya

    i love Gaves!

    • Salty Buggah

      Maybe Mike accidentally started writing the game recap and meant to say Pavano gave up 6 runs.

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

    Game’s not starting on time h/t every beat writer on Twitter.

  • Esteban

    Yea! Barcelona killed it today. Champions League and La Liga titles coming up again this year.

  • JerseyDutch

    Carl Pavano’s mustache, how I’ve missed you…

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Last night’s game was rough. Hope that Joba and Colon can hold the fort if Chief Garcia can navigate through six.

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

    Update: And we have our first rain delay of 2011. No word on when this one will get underway.

    http://www.intellicast.com/Loc.....n=USNY0996

    (shakes Magic 8 Ball)

    Outlook: not so good.

  • http://twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H

    Photo Caption: One of these things is not like the other.

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

      Shit! I meant to add that but forgot when I put the post together.

    • Yanks46

      One of these things is a first ballot HOF and the other two are still working on it? :)

    • Salty Buggah

      He looks like he knows he doesn’t deserve it.

    • Jenny

      so many ways to answer that

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

    http://sports.espn.go.com/bost.....id=6301581

    Awesome. They were made for each other. This is excellent news.

    Who’s Liverpool’s EPL rival, so that I can start avidly rooting for them?

    • Sad

      Manchester United in terms of perceived competition – Counting stats on trophies and self assessed strata within the current EPL and regional rivalry due to their host cities only being 20 miles apart.

      Everton in purely geographic terms – Their’s and Liverpool FC’s stadia are (literally) a mile apart

    • Esteban

      Man U’s one. Arsenal, Chelsea are other choices.

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

        Oooh, Everton or Chelsea? Who should I pick?

        (I’m eliminating Man U and Arsenal for their scarlet fever.)

        • Esteban

          Chelsea’s better. They’re in the Champions League now, so you can watch the second leg and Drogba is s badass.

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

            Yeah, I recognize not only Drogba, but Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, and Frank Lampard from their squad. I’m being pulled to Chelsea.

            I think we have a winner.

            • Across the pond

              Landon Donovan and Tim Howard played/play for Everton.

              Do it for your country!

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

                Too late. I’ve already made an impenetrable mental bond between Everton and the Mets. That mental image can’t be unseen.

        • Jon in CUO

          Everton = second-division, lesser stature team with inferiority complex. Basically, the Mets.

          Chelsea = imagine a world in which the Yanks were able to essentially force other teams to sell them their best players. That’s Chelsea.

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

            You had me at “the Mets”.

  • Across the pond

    Manchester United.

    …who are partners with the Yanks.

    • Across the pond

      Reply fail. That was meant for Tommy

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

        Meh, I was hoping you were going to say it was a team that didn’t wear red. I thoroughly enjoy having a red-free sports affinity palate.

        What about Everton?

        • Across the pond

          The rivalry with Man United is based on their success. The rivalry with Everton is historical.

          Either will do.

  • Teh Comp Pick

    Love how there is a NYY weather twitter feed. Hate how there is no info.

    • radnom

      There is only one source you need for weather information, and its here

      • Red “The Strawman” Herring

        Hooollly shiiittt. This is amazing. It’s fucking…alright.

    • Poopy Pants

      That’s probably on purpose. They want people to show up and spend money on souvenirs, bad food and parking, then come back another time and do it again.

      • Teh Comp Pick

        Sadly, you are likely correct.

  • Across the pond

    Any chance this game starts before 8?

  • YankeesJunkie

    At least Lincecum is lighting it up for ESPN Baseball Challenge!

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Anyone know if you can stream MLBTV through a Wii?

    • YankeesJunkie

      No, just a PS3.

      • FachoinaNYY

        Any word on a start time?

        • FachoinaNYY

          lol no idea how that ended up here

        • YankeesJunkie

          Tarp is still on the field when I check 2 minutes ago. So at least 8 pm EST if not much later.

    • Sean C

      Just ps3. I had it last season and got it for this season. It’s incredibly glitchy though. it jumps around from at-bats earlier in the inning, etc. I dont know if it’s my internet connection (2.5 mbps should be more than adequate) or the software, but it is goddamn frustrating after an hour or so of watching. I end up saying “fuck it” and watch it on the computer. I hope a fix finds its way around here soon.

      • YankeesJunkie

        I am surprised I have heard and experienced that MLB TV on PS3 is much much better. However, if you have the extra cash MLB EI is still the best quality.

        • Sean C

          I couldn’t justify spending $50 a month to watch the Yankees (I don’t make that much money yet, as I am still a year or two removed from college/grad school), so the EI is out. The glitches happen at least once per inning, and I find myself rebooting my (N) router and restarting the PS3 from time to time. This may not be the case for everyone, but it certainly is annoying when “the 8th inning guy” issues several walks while in meltdown mode…

  • Bob Stone

    Has anyone heard if Mo gave a reason for switching to high stockings this year?

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

      He said they make him look younger. Seriously.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Well Mariano is never wrong. Mariano does not look a day over 40.

      • Bob Stone

        Thanks for the information. I find it hard to believe that he was being serious but I didn’t see the video. Mo must have been making a joke.

      • radnom

        Honestly, its one of those things that goes in/out of style so he is totally right. When Mariano broke into the league, only really old fashioned players we still wearing high socks but the last few years they’ve almost become ‘retro’ cool.

        Could just be my impression but it seems like a lot more players started wearing them recently than anytime in the late 90s/early 00s.

        • Bob Stone

          I’ve noticed the trend too. Maybe it’s result of more gym work by most players. Now they want to show off their bulging calve muscles.

          Just a wild-ass theory.

          • radnom

            Perhaps, although I think all muscles were a bit more bulging during the ‘steroid era’ where they were not popular.

            I think its just cyclical, like any other fashion trend.

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

      Has anyone heard if Mo gave a reason for switching to high stockings this year?

      He’s actually worn high socks all his life. You’ve just never noticed them before, because you’ve been subconsciously staring at his huge balls all this time.

      The effect is so strong, it works even in photographed pictures from 1995-2010.

      • Bob Stone

        I don’t have X-Ray TV yet.

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

          You can see his balls through the uniform. They’re that big.

          • Bob Stone

            How long have you had this testicular fixation? Did it start before or after you abandoned “a/k/a Ridiculous Upside” as part of your screen name?

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

              I’m telling you Bob, we all have it. Gay, straight, male, female, it doesn’t matter. You’ve been staring at Mo’s balls for the last 15 years, you just didn’t know it.

              • Bob Stone

                What would I do without your insights Tommie? I’d probably still be looking for my X-Ray TV.

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

                  http://books.google.com/books?.....38;f=false

                  “W. Stevenson Bacon” has to be a fake name. Has to be.

                  • Bob Stone

                    Damn – I got get me one of them new fangled flat TV’s that ain’t got one of them cathy ray tubie thingies inside ‘em. I don’t want to get me steeerile.

  • JerseyDutch

    Indians up 2-0 over the Sox in the first.

    • YankeesJunkie

      I am shocked that the Japanese ace actually was hit on.

      • Bob Stone

        Dice-K’s demeanor reminds me a lot of a former Japanese Yankee pitcher whom Geroge Steinbrenner characterized as a fat pussy toad.

      • Jenny

        Why would you be shocked — Japanese meltdowns are common.

        • YankeesJunkie

          +1

        • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

          Are you fucking serious?

          • FachoinaNYY

            Too soon?

            • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

              50 years from now it will be to soon.

              • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

                *too soon, even.

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          Too soon.

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

            First name female only handle rule?

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

              Nah, not nearly as much universal craziness as with male handles.

            • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

              Ahem.

  • Jenny

    Over at Pete Abe’s red sox insane asylum they’re screaming “2004!”

    It never fails, whenever they start to suck RSN immediately enters a denial phase by screaming “2004!”

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

      I’m going to laugh hilariously when the Sox miss the playoffs this year.

      • Bob Stone

        I am too.

      • Teh Comp Pick

        This.

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

        This would be amazing

    • JerseyDutch

      Ancient history. They need to stop living in the past.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        What have they won THIS decade?

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

      It never fails, whenever they start to suck RSN immediately enters a denial phase by screaming “2004!”

      So, so, so, so true.

    • Red “The Strawman” Herring

      The same embarrassment can be directed at the idiots grabbing pitchforks and torches over Soriano’s outing last night.

      • JerseyDutch

        Difference being the Yanks have actually won a game this year…

  • er

    Edited by RAB: WTF.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      And I thought what Jenny said was in bad taste. Jesus Christ.

      • Bob Stone

        It took me a few minutes. I did not get the meaning of “Meltdowns” in italics.. I was going to comment that i did not see anything in bad taste . . but you’re right.

    • Jon in CUO

      An idiot in need of banning, for sure.

      • First time lawng time

        What happened?

    • JerseyDutch

      Way to class up the joint…

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      I hate when I miss things.

      • Bob Stone

        You’re not alone.

      • http://twitter.com/keithdoll TurnTwo

        kind of like when they dont show the streaker get tackled by security when running across the field!

  • jdp

    Debts also down 2-0.
    thx for stopping the soccer chatter; so boring

  • jdp

    i hate soccer, too
    but “fags” and foot “ferries”[sic]?
    take it somewhere else

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

      And it’s not like we’ve been droning on about soccer for the past year or anything. It was like 15-20 posts about the EPL over a 20 minute stretch in advance of a rain delay.

      Big whoop.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Pic looks weirdly like Cano is holding his and Tex’s gold glove.

  • Pinstripes in Cali

    Good lord, any updates? It’s sunny and 72 degrees in Berkeley, California today and I have no context for your dismal weather (except the rain delays of my youth).

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

      UPDATE: Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

  • James G.

    So, can someone tell me why we didn’t trade for Dan Haren last year?

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

      We weren’t willing to give up Montero, which is probably what it would have taken to beat the offer the Angels gave up. A Joba-frontlined package wasn’t going to cut it for the DBacks.

      Tyler Skaggs is a legit premium prospect, people. Just because he didn’t have mainstream name recognition yet and was the PBTNL to waggle under the one year ban on trading draftees doesn’t mean the DBacks didn’t prize him as an elite blue chipper. They did.

      It’s like the Cliff Lee non-deal. Once the Rangers were willing to part with Smoak, the player the trading team had fallen in love with, the deal became that much harder to trump.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Exactly. According to (ugh) Heyman, Jack Z liked Smoak much better than Montero. If you know anything about Jack Z, he has a long, deep history in player development and very definitive ideas about these things. So I doubt he would do a Montero-centered package with Smoak on the table, even if the Yanks didn’t back out.

  • Esteban

    Bill Walker with the staredown. Love that shit.

  • Esteban

    And the game is postponed.

    • Bob Stone

      Damn.

  • Dave

    Game is postponed. No Garcia today, thank god.

  • Cy Pettitte

    “Tonight’s game has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.”

    sucks

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

    Game postponed

  • Sean C

    One of my good friends is a die-hard Cardinals fan, and he’s in my fantasy baseball league. Pujols is on my team, and he asked me if I’d be willing to trade him for an “austin kearns-type bat because he’ll at least get me a higher OBP right now.” I laughed. At least he has a sense of humor about Pujols’ horrible start. I told him I’m used to it with Tex (whom I don’t want to slow down this month,as he could be on pace to top 40+HR this season and knock on the AL MVP door).

  • YankeesJunkie

    Rainout, well I will be damned!

  • Sheepmeister

    So a rainout may just be a blessing in disguise to give our overused bullpen members (soriano and mariano) a day off and just a day of rest in general for the team.

  • Greg G.

    Any news on how this affects the rotation, if at all?

    • Esteban

      Bryan Hoch
      Burnett starting tomorrow for Yanks. Garcia will go first game of Texas series.
      1 minute ago

      • YankeesJunkie

        I wonder if they will just play 2 tomorrow or if they have a common off day.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Garcia vs. Texas… oh boy.

        • Greg G.

          To be fair, Garcia’s numbers vs. Texas weren’t that bad:

          2 GS, 13 IP, 3.46 ERA, 1 HR allowed, 1.23 WHIP

          Sorry, don’t have the “advanced” stats handy, but hey, at least I didn’t include W-L record.

          • Greg G.

            (Those were 2010 numbers, BTW)

  • S

    Mo decided that Soriano deserves another go to destroy the Twins after last nights debacle….so he made it rain, so his set-up guy will have his chance.

    • Xstar7

      +1

  • Kit

    I hope the guy who both shoved and smacked me with his umbrella while on the extremely cramped 4 is upset. But now I’m also sad there’s no Yankees baseball.

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

      That is RUDE.

      (Ditto. Though I do think of all days to skip with a rainout, today, with the C-lineup, most of the better relievers not available, and Freddy Garcia starting, is one of the better days to miss.)

      • Kit

        Totally agree about the day being perfect for a rain out. That guy was totally rude though. I was actually impressed by how he like fucked me up there before I got pissed.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Wow, I hadn’t even noticed the awful lineup. Now I’m glad they’re not playing.

  • j-f

    Damn Pavano keeps finding ways to avoid pitching in New York

    • Bob Stone

      lol

    • Greg G.

      Well played, sir.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    One the one hand, I really wanted to watch the Yankees tonight. On the other hand, that’s one fewer Garcia starts this season.

    Anyone know if they should be able to start on time tomorrow? Just checked weather.com and it says AM showers.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    One more question since I haven’t asked enough in this thread.

    Anyone know how long the EI preview runs for? I’m gonna be at my cousin’s house on Friday and would like to watch Yankees/Sox on the teevee.

    • Kit

      I think I read on here that it’ll be until the 10th, not sure who said it though.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Well, at least this gives the bullpen some rest.

  • CMP

    This may go down as Garcia’s best start of the season.
    Bringing rain every 5th day would be be better than anything we could have hoped for out of him.

  • jorge brosada

    noooooo.

    At least the Sox can make up for it and join the Rays as 0-5

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

    Giaradi got saved by the rain.

  • Bob Stone

    Remind’s me of the poem about the 1948 Braves two aces – Warren Spahn and Jonnie Sain:

    In honor of the pitching duo, Boston Post sports editor Gerald V. Hern wrote this poem which the popular media eventually condensed to “Spahn and Sain and Pray for Rain”:[5]

    First we’ll use Spahn
    then we’ll use Sain
    Then an off day
    followed by rain
    Back will come Spahn
    followed by Sain
    And followed
    we hope
    by two days of rain.

    Later shortened to “Spahn and Sain and two days of rain”.

    How about modern day version – Sabbathia and Hughes and pray not to lose.

    • Yanks46

      I’ve also heard: CC and Hughes and then we booze!

      • China Joe

        I’ve also heard: CC and Hughes and OH NO HUGHES CAN’T BREAK 90 MPH! WE’RE DOOOOOOOMED!!!

        • Greg G.

          OK, I laughed.

  • Bob Stone

    Also shortened to – Spahn and sain and pray for rain.

    • DCBX

      I prefer the mid-70’s Angels version (“Tanana and Ryan and two days of cryin'”) but it’s the same concept.

  • http://salarydump.com Joe

    These blackout rules are getting ridiculous. I’m an hour from the Stadium, have DirecTV thru my school, yet ESPN2 was mysteriously gone until the game was postponed. Wow.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Watching the Sawx having a rough RISP game so far. Also, Rafael Santana looks like a clone of Robbie Cano in the batter’s box. Same habits, stance etc. Pretty amazing.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Carlos Santana

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

    So apparently the MSM has learned patience that starting 0-4 isn’t the end of the world. Funny how two years ago the Yankees were destined to be forever last when starting 0-2 against the Orioles in 2009.

    And I am not surprised in any way why?

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Yawn.

      Why do you care? The Yanks play in the biggest city, have the biggest payroll, and the biggest stars on their team. Yankee fans whining about the MSM makes me want to pull out the world’s smallest violin.

      The Yanks are the big, bad Yanks. Embrace it. We’re the Evil Empire, did you ever hear Darth Vader bitch about his bad pub? Nope, he said “That’s right, I’m the most evil motherfucker in the universe. Suck it.”

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

        Wrong. The Imperial Board of Propaganda controlled the media and most exclusively the HoloNet so bad publicity couldn’t exist.

        Yeah suck it. #extremenerd

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          Maybe this will help. It’s the news business. There’s an old axiom of the news biz that goes “a million people going to work and doing nothing wrong isn’t news” it’s the unusual, the thing that seemingly never happens that hits the front pages.

          The Yanks winning (who have 27 WS and 40 pennants) isn’t really news. It’s like reporting water is wet. However, the Cubs winning it all would be huge. The Padres would be a good story. The Sox beating the big, bad Yanks is also very news-y. The media is just looking for good stories, and telling everyone how great the Yanks are isn’t really news. Everyone knows that already.

      • JerseyDutch

        We should embrace it. Who wants to be Luke Skywalker? He was a punk.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          I cheered when he got his arm cut off, that whiny bitch. It’s the family business you little spoiled brat! Be evil! Your father was, now its your turn.

          You think your Dad likes having to fight traffic to the Death Star and put up with a bunch of fucking incompetent storm Troopers all day long? No, but it’s his fucking job, and he does it to put evil on the table. Grow up you little shit.

          • Xstar7

            +2

    • China Joe

      Well it’s true that no team has ever started 0-4 and won the world series, but it’s also true that no team has ever had 5 ACES, THEO, A-GON, 2004!

      • Gonzo

        No team has ever won the World Series with a 36 year old SS. Wait a second…

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

          No 36 year old SS ever put up a OBP of .400 with plus defense.

          (Okay I didn’t look it up but this has to be true)

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist
            • Gonzo

              Nice!

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

              Not 36! Yeah I’m gonna be a tool like that.

        • JerseyDutch

          No team has won the World Series 28 times.

          • Gonzo

            I liked this one the best.

      • jorge brosada

        hahaha

        • Monteroisdinero

          Jeter is still a baby-many good years ahead.

          /Omar Vizquel

  • jorge brosada

    Sox bullpen about to implode FTW

    • Monteroisdinero

      Reyes is worse than Boone Logan. Hard to find a decent Loogy.

      • jorge brosada

        I can’t wait until Feliciano comes back and is awesome

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Dennys Reyes relief appearance tonight for the Sox:

    0.0 IP, BB, 2 HBP, and 11/12 balls.

    • http://twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H

      I can’t believe a Sox pitcher put up that line and it wasn’t Dice-K.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Let’s not pick him up when he is released in a few weeks.

    • Gonzo

      The Dunkin Donuts near Fenway is nervous.

  • Greg G.

    Wow, that was a strange play that gave Cleveland their 4th run.

    • Gonzo

      Tek screwed that up! I laughed.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Captain Varitek doesn’t tag the runner. Way to go, experienced Captain.

    • Greg G.

      I love a good Tek-bashing, but the Cleveland broadcasters wondered if Tek didn’t see Youkilis touch third (with the runner blocking his view).

      It was an interesting point regardless.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sawx new season record: 157-5

    • S

      You see if they hadn’t traded Casey Kelly they would be 168-0 (because we all know Kelly in a Boston uniform would be so good the MLB has to award the Sawx 6 playoff games automatically)

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

    hahahahhahahaa that was an awesome inning by the sux

  • China Joe

    I’m sick of people bashing the Red Sox for their record. The greatness of a team is not measured in wins and losses, it’s measured by breathlessly glowing media coverage.

    • JerseyDutch

      LOL. And grittiness. They got grit.

  • S

    Whats almost as good as watching the Yankees?

    Watching Boston get their behinds kicked.

    PS

    Why did Boston fans think Youk was going to instantly become Adrian Beltre in the hot corner? Did they not think that a position switch wasn’t going to lead to struggles? (I mean Arod had issues when he first moved to 3rd and he was not only at a position far more demanding at SS and probably the most alike to 3rd, he was easily the best defensive SS in the game at the time. )

  • Monteroisdinero

    O’s to finish 161-1. “Nothing exposes a team’s strengths and weaknesses better than the baseball season.”

    /Showalter’d

  • China Joe

    OK, enough with the Red Sox crap…

    Anyone else feeling cautiously optimistic about AJ’s start tomorrow? I thought he looked pretty good last time out (especially if that sinus and throat infection stuff is true.)

    • Monteroisdinero

      I am cautiously optimistic that this will be the year of Good AJ, Good AJ, Bad AJ. We’ll take that.

  • jorge brosada

    haha I’m going to have a good time listening to the guys on BBTN talking about how doomed the Red Sux are

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice game, Red Sox. What’s that German word that means taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others? Farfegnugen?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Not sure if serious but it is Schadenfreude.

  • Gonzo

    Anyone know what’s going on at SOSH or other Sawx blogs?

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

      It’s not nearly as bad as you would think.

      • Gonzo

        Damn

      • Corporate Scum

        SOSH:

        “Did I hear gunshots? Shouldn’t someone in a Sox uniform be standing in front of them as a sacrificial tribute to the baseball gods?”

        • Corporate Scum

          “My dog is steering clear of me”

          I could go on all night

          • Gonzo

            Dang, some are talking about booing them on their home opener! Crazy.

    • Corporate Scum

      from SOSH:

      “This game, and season, have gone over like a fart in a crowded elevator thus far.”

      • Gonzo

        “Well, the good news for anyone who predicted Lester would get the first win… he still could.”

        I laughed.

        • Gonzo

          I think this one from SOSH is the best:

          “Fortunately these players are just projections of Hank Steinbrenner’s subconscious. Now where’s my gun… “

  • Total Dominication

    0-5!!!

  • http://riveraveblues.com/2010/02/2010-preseason-top-30-prospects-21281/#comment-779224 LET SBGL BACK ON BRACKMAN’S DEBUT

    This is actually a well-timed rain day. Not only does it bump Freddy way back, it also saves the stretched bullpen.

  • Xstar7

    The Red Sox may enter the series against the Yankees 1-5 or 0-6 but don’t count them out. They’ll be on their home field where those gritty gutsy underdog Red Sox and their gritty classy fans will find a way to grind a win over the hated and favored to win it all Yankees. Book it.

  • mbonzo

    So its good that the game was rained out to skip Garcia’s start… but I was at the game and it wasn’t even really raining. The humidity was ridiculous, but I really think the Yanks had something to do with calling this a rainout, the worst the rain ever got was a drizzle.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    For the best, bullpen gets a night off. The regulars get a night off and everyone’s fresh for tomorrow’s game.