Aug
07

Game 113: Freddy’s Big Test

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(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Yankees decided not to trade for a starting pitcher before last Sunday’s trade deadline, instead putting their faith in the guys they already have. Freddy Garcia has been surprisingly effective this year, better than league average in terms of both ERA (3.22) and FIP (3.59), but he’s started against the Red Sox twice before this season and has gotten his brains beat in each time (5 R in 5.1 IP and 4 R in 1.2 IP). This isn’t a big game in terms of the standings (yes it’ll determine first place in the AL East for the time being, but both clubs have such a huge lead on a playoff spot that it’s not worth worrying), but it’s important for Freddy to show that he can at least hold his own against a great lineup down the stretch and heading in the postseason. Here’s the lineup that will be backing him…

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

Freddy Garcia, SP

It’s an ESPN Sunday Night Game, so that means an 8pm ET start. The weather in Boston isn’t great, but the wet stuff is supposed to hold off until after midnight. Hopefully the game is over by then, but no guarantees with these two teams. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Karl Krawfid

    Not confident at all tonight :(

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Hopefully Tech-Share-a can do something tonight.

    • Skye

      Apparently you need to be more specific!

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    The Red Sox spanked CC yesterday. Let’s return the favor by knocking out Beckett in the third inning.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yesterday, clearly the reverse lock was in effect, which helped the Red Sox.

    The Yankees are 2-9 against them. Time for stuff like those reverse locks to finally come back to help this team.

  • Jake H

    I am thinking a win since yesterday on paper should have been a win for them.

  • mbonzo

    ESPN just forgot who the Red Sox were playing tonight.

    • Dino Velvet

      ESPN – the world’s sports embarrassment.

      • mbonzo

        Whoever the guy on the left of the desk was had a 2 minute thing on how fucking fantastic Beckett has been, how is having a better season than Cy Young, then he said he looks to do the same against the uhm…. the uhhh.. uhhh. the Yankees tonight.

        • JohnnyC

          The guy with the toupee. Red Sox fanatic. People in Ithaca want to forget that he went to school there as well.

    • http://twitter.com/aviatkin Avi Atkin

      If they could show two wicked baseball teams from Bawstann they would.

  • Kevin G.

    I don’t like this matchup. Not because there’s a good chance Freddy gets fingered clobbered, but because if it’s Beckett’s time of the month and he decides to throw at us than Freddy and his <90 mph fastball won't be able to retaliate.

  • mbonzo

    Wow, before watching this pregame I didn’t realize how terrible Freddy Garcia has been this year. Thanks ESPN.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      The entertainment part of the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network takes priority.

  • http://thepinstripedbeat.sportsblognet.com/ Simon

    Random: Percent chance Yankees win tonight? I’m pegging it at about 42%. Thoughts?

    • mbonzo

      Yea I’m with you. I’d say 45%

    • Esteban

      Way too high. More like 41.5%

    • Mykey

      You’re both nuts. It’s 40.98% at best! Sheesh.

      • Esteban

        Stop being such a pessimist.

        • http://thepinstripedbeat.sportsblognet.com/ Simon

          Let’s just settle in the middle shall we? 41.4879321, we’re all happy now!

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Random: Percent chance Yankees win tonight? I’m pegging it at about 2%

      Fixed that for ya.

  • Winston Smith

    I think we have a shot tonight. Beckett’s numbers against us this year cannot continue forever. Freddy knows he has to show something against a good offense. He will be ready.

  • Joe Robbins

    I don’t like the matchup either, but I’m hoping Garcia can keep the Yankees in the game.

    And it’s past time for the Yankees to knock that smirk off Beckett’s face. Man, I hate that.

  • Mykey

    The soul patch! The soul patch! Aghh I hate it!

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    Josh Beckett is having by far the best season (187 ERA+) of his career. He’s dismantled the Yanks this season, pitching 21 innings across 3 starts while giving up a measly 2 Runs. Not only that, but he’s allowed just 10 hits and struck out 25 batters in those 21 frames. You know what we call that?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD4eGDmrb4w

    Total domination.

    • mbonzo

      This only means the Yankees are due.

      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

        Let me fix that for you

        This only means the Yankees are DOOOOMED! DOOOMED I TELL YOU!

  • Monteroisdinero

    So what’s the tally of batters they have hit vs batters we have hit? It is a bit ridiculous isn’t it?

    Doesn’t Beckett hit someone every time he faces us these last 2 years?

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I miss A-Rod.

  • Charles

    God its gonna be a long night, did anyone notice how many times they’ve referenced the red sox in the intro? “America’s Favorite ballpark”, “Number one offense in baseball”, etc.

  • Alex S

    who is that with Bobby and Orel?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I want CC to flatten Buster Olney

  • Ivan

    CC Sabathia has that “Get the fuck out my face” look towards Buster Onley.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    I wonder how “special” this Red Sox offense would be if they didn’t get to play half of their games in Fenway Park?

  • mbonzo

    Question, who would you guys rather have on your team Ellsbury or Granderson?
    Both of their contract are up in 2 years, and Ellsbury will be getting a pretty big number in arbitration this offseason. Ellsbury is younger, but Granderson has been more consistent. I definitely say Granderson, even if this is really what Ellsbury is capable of, since he’s shown no signs of so much power before this, I still think Granderson has much more talent in an average season.

    • Ivan

      Granderson and I do not think its that close either.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    The game hasn’t even started yet and I already feel better about muting these schmucks.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Josh Beckett is “fired and ready to go”? Ooooooo, I’m scared.

  • Ivan

    The Yankees are winning tonight guys. I dont know how, but they are going to win this game.

  • mbonzo

    Alright Beckett, time for that FIP-ERA differential to equal out.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zICxh9kKZg

    I have a feeling I’m going to be playing this song by 9:00.

  • Esteban

    True or Extremely true: This is a must win game for the Yankees who will be doomed if they lose.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      well, since those are the only two options I’ll just go with true.

    • mbonzo

      Seasons over if they lose this.

      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

        Yep, might as well not even play the rest of the schedule.

        The flip side of course, is this will be one of the sweetest wins of the year if they actually pull it off.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      MLB instituted a rule before the game that the loser of this game is barred from the playoffs for the next ten years. So extremely true.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I miss Joe Morgan already

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Me too! Bobby Valentine is a joke

    • Nefarious

      You don’t mean that.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    The frack was that picture of Youkilis?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    First Pedroia dick sucking of the night.

    • Ivan

      First of many. Get use to it.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      First of many

  • Esteban

    How often do MSM announcers/ writers say oh that W/L record is not a good indicator of Pitcher A’s season, and yet they still believe W/L record is a good way of evaluating pitchers.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Never, because MSM announcers/writers never admit that W/L record is not a good indicator of a pitcher’s season. Not being facetious, either.

      • Esteban

        Someone just said it on the broadcast, that Beckett’s been much better than 9-4 would indicate, and listening to some of the Mets game today, Howie Rose said something about RA Dickey not deserving of his 5-10 (or whatever it is) record.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          Right. But the MSM does not practice logical consistency, and therefore fails to realize that both examples discredit the use of pitcher W-L entirely.

          I mean, you’re right. This happens all the time. The problem is that it’s not presented as a discrediting of W/L not being a good pitching indicator. I know, I know, it doesn’t make sense to me either, but the MSM’s not in the business of making sense.

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      I like how they say that W/L is fluky for Beckett this season, and then cite his ERA.

      What the fuck.

  • Zach

    How many times a week can Chavez DH without significantly increasing the change of injury?

  • Cuso

    i’m close to vomiting at espn-sox love fest and a pitch hasnt been thrown

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    who the hell complained about joe morgan and jon miller? i would kill for them right now

  • Esteban

    If we had a drinking game where you drink everytime they slob Pedroia’s knob, in what inning would we be drunk? 3rd?

    • mbonzo

      I’m already hungover.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Bottom of the 1st.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Before the game starts

  • Mykey

    Can they just get rid of that stupid ass k-zone? It means nothing.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      This is my biggest pet peeve about the ESPN broadcasts by far. Where the ball hits the catcher’s glove does not determine whether or not it’s a strike.

      • Mykey

        Exactly, nor does it mean it’s what the ump is calling that night. It’s arbitrary nonsense they use to justify their point at any given moment.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Joe Morgan was just ignorant and egotistical. Valentine is that and batshit insane.

  • karel capek

    Bobby Valentine sounds like Kermit the Frog.

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      …actually, yes.

      • kermot the frog

        that, my fine friend, is an insult. how dare you?

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    EVIL HOMERS

  • chris

    This lineup would sure look a lot more dangerous with Montero DH’ing and Chavez playing third.

    • Esteban

      To be fair, we don’t know how Montero’s gonna do when he comes up. I’m confident that he’ll hold his own, but it’s far from a given that he comes up and kills the ball.

      • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        OH MY GOD

        THIS

        What is this assumption that Montero will come up and instantly start raking? Have we learned nothing from Phil Hughes, Joba, and Cano? These things take time. Montero will probably be pretty average in his first year, at best. He won’t be legitimately awesome until 4, 5 years from now.

        • AaronGuielWithASmile

          He doesn’t have to be legitimately awesome to represent an upgrade over Cervelli and Posada.

  • Ivan

    Good AB by Granderson.

    • Winston Smith

      Grandy’s great, but what time did he show up to the ballpark and was it before Pedroia?

      • Mykey

        C’mon man. Pedroia doesn’t leave the ballpark.

        (You must be this tall to use this exit).

      • Ivan

        Well now im not that stupid. Nobody can be compared to the little white man that could.

  • Nefarious

    So the Yanks are no longer hitting to many homeruns?

    • Mykey

      We’re stealing too many bases now. Don’t worry.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    First Tek-shara of the night

  • Jimmy McNulty

    There goes Beckett’s PG

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Why would the Yankees put Eduardo Scissorhands in the field if Chavez is in the lineup?

    Are they afraid of Chavez hurting himself again?

    • tom

      Wouldn’t you be?

  • JobaTheHeat62

    i love espns narrative of this game…yankees have to steal and run or they have no chance against beckett….espn is outrageous…yankees can pulverize beckett on any given night

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Just try your best to block out what everybody says and remember that Beckett’s career ERA against us is 5.52.

      This isn’t the 2003 world series anymore. We can handle Beckett, we have crushed Beckett in the past, and we will crush Beckett again in the future.

    • Esteban

      And historically, they have. Beckett has a career 5.5 ERA against the Yankees

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    The Yankees are going to lose tonight.

    The Italian debt crisis is going to send the entire world into a economic depression.

    Salma Hayek’s boobs are beginning to sag.

    http://www.styleandmore.net/sa.....i/hayek_01

    We’re doomed.

  • Hmmm

    I’m calling a tex message

    • Hmmm

      genius

    • sangreal

      Wrong number

  • Esteban

    RLYW had this tidbit up. Beckett just happens to hit Yankees at a much higher rate than he normally hits batters. Just a coincidence I’m sure.

    Josh Beckett 2011 bf hbp hbp/bf
    vs. Yankees 80 4 5.0%
    vs. rest of MLB 457 3 0.7%

    • Skye

      That’s what it tells him to do in his “Playing the Game the Right Way” handbook.

  • Justin

    And Teix adds to his league lead in popups

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I can live with a bunch of popups and swings above changeups if the end result is a 40 HR season.

  • mbonzo

    Beckett doesn’t look too good. Poor command.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Fucken hell.

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

    It’s amazing that ESPN could get rid of Miller and Morgan and actually downgrade.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Just turn down the sound and put on Sterling and Suz…never mind.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I actually don’t mind Schulman at all. But Orel’s a tool, and Bobby V is completely clueless.

  • Esteban

    Pedroia is an MVP candidate??

    DRINK!

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Except he is…

      • Esteban

        LOL, so he is. though he gets a lot of his fWAR value from his fielding.

        • Esteban

          And Pedroia doesn’t even have much of a Home Road split this year. Interesting.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    How is Ellsbury 15 runs better defensively than Granderson?

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Because of his grittiness.

    • teddy

      cause granderson gets awful reads and isn’t that good of a cf

  • Logans run

    I believe in freddy

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      What’s your stand on unicorns?

  • teddy

    teix road ops is 796, disgracefully.

    at some point he a product of the short porch.

    babip might be low, cause he hit pop ops all day

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    That no one ever mentions Jose Bautista in MVP discussions is a war crime, worthy of the rope.

    • mbonzo

      It is ridiculous, every Red Sox fan seems to think the only candidates are on the Red Sox. Bautista has been the best hitter in all of baseball.

    • Logans run

      Joey bats is the new sammy sosa

      • IRF

        Except hes having a better season than Sosa ever did

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I can’t tell because it’s muted, but I assume ESPN is talking about how Tacos is going to have a walk-off home run in the first inning, right?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    ESPN plus a really annoyingly loud HP Ump? Instamute.

  • Nefarious

    To hear ESPN tell it it’s amazing the Sox have lost a game this season.

  • Ivan

    Nice Tex!!!!!

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Tech-share-a flashing some leather.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hey guys, were you aware that Pedroia plays the game the right way?

  • teddy

    thats a strike for beckett

  • Ivan

    I am surprised Jeter got to that ball.

  • mbonzo

    God damnit I wish his knees exploded on that slide.

  • Mykey

    Wow, back to back awesomeness.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Sliding into first doesn’t work moron

    • tom

      It was almost more like he was trying to fly into first. He could have sailed right by without ever touching the bag.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Pedroia and his soft, childlike bones are so gritty.

  • Logans run

    Jeter gets the chipmonk
    Got ya biatch

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    sorry pedroia, that only works for the grittiest of players, brett gardner

    • Skye

      Brett Gardner is only grittier than Pedroia if you control for height.

  • Nefarious

    He was out but what grit.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I think Pedroia’s grit propelled him thirty stories into the air. Also, did he miss the bag as he dove? Because that’d be hilarious.

  • Dino Velvet

    WHAT GRIT!!!

  • Esteban

    What a gritty dive. He tries so hard!

  • IRF

    Not gritty enough

  • Ivan

    Not enough grit there.

  • Skye

    I used to think it was stupid/dangerous to dive into first, but not I know it’s the kind of thing gritty players with big hearts who love the game do.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    Beckett throwing high cheese.

    Freddy throwing government cheese.

  • Cuso

    Pedroia got jealous because Tex looked “grittier” than him for a minute, so he had to bellydive.

  • mbonzo

    Garcia has been perfect so far.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      Pull him now, it’s our only chance.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Usually he struggles out of the gate. Hopefully this is a good sign.

  • Esteban

    How did Freddy manage to get through a scoreless inning against the Sox? ESPN had me believing that would be unpossible

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Eduardo Scissorhands makes the play.

  • Logans run

    Kick ass pop some champagne and get so Ho’s

    • Ivan

      Thats the New York/Yankee way.

      The Boston/Red Sox way is:
      Be Gritty, Drink beer and get some kids.

  • Dino Velvet

    Pedoria’s HOF statue will be made of grit.

    • Owen Two

      …and be 3 feet tall.

  • teddy

    good job freddy get the lead 5 and fly

  • Cuso

    Now Cano can lead off the 2nd with a solo jack thereby confusing the ESPN commentary as they don’t know where to go with their storyline.

    “Well it’s just a blip on Beckett’s radar.”

    • Cuso

      price is right: waa-wa-wa-wahhhh

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “we go to the 2nd it’s 0-0 Red Sox”

  • Logans run

    How long before beckett hit one of our guys

  • Mykey

    Such discipline Robby.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Cano, swinging at the first pitch?

    Now I’ve seen it all.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Curt Schilling is going to be on tue broadcast? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      *the

    • Skye

      Yeah, the broadcast will actually get MORE biased in favor of Boston. At least they warned us.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    Oh goodie. Curt Schilling is in the house. If I was ESPN, that’s where I’d go for some objective analysis to balance off my ball washing announcers.

    • Mykey

      Isn’t he that pitcher who embarassingly spilled ketchup on his sock?

  • Logans run

    Cano needs to take a few pitches 4 pitches so far this inning

  • Logans run

    At least chavy is working beckett

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Strong inning for Beckett

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Looks like Beckett fixed his command, yeah guys…he’s as good as the ESPN assholes think he is, unfortunately.

  • Cuso

    Not pretty

  • Ivan

    Get is over yet?

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

    Nothing for nothing, but the bitching about ESPN kissing the Red Sox’s ass is worse than ESPN kissing the Red Sox’s ass.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    Josh Beckett actually throws a pitch (he calls the U-235) that has so much movement, and so much deception, that home plate umpires ask HIM whether it was a strike or not.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Youlk looks like the toxic avenger

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Those are strikes for Beckett

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Beckett gets those last two calls

  • Mykey

    Really? Really?

  • Ivan

    Ok that is ridiculous. WTF were those pitches.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Are you shitting me with that ball 3 call?

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    UmpEd

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I love how they never show k zone for Beckett

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      The whole damn game is fixed. It’s all corrupt from Bud Selig all the way down!

  • teddy

    2 different zones

  • Skye

    MVP Candidate David Ortiz.

  • sangreal

    I think the camera angle must be pretty weird

  • Mickey Scheister

    Clearly Becketts getting the calls while Freddy is not, total BS. These announcers should just wipe their respective mouths off and get off their knees..,no mention of it.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Am I supposed to believe that shot of Phil Hughes after another 2-strike foul-off was not deliberate?

  • Dino Velvet

    ESPN’s concerned trolling the Yankee staff.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Can we just be honest and admit to eachother that A-Gon is winning the MVP? It’s not fair, but it’s probably going to happen, just because.

    • IRF

      A lot of MVP awards are won in the final two months. I’d bank on A-Gon’s .400 BABIP regressing a little, thus costing him the MVP

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Completely ignore that the Sox pitching is pretty meh.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    This announer is pro redsox i believe.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      You seriously need a new handle. That thing looks like a bowl of alphabet soup.

  • Esteban

    Honestly, I’m not concerned about CC against the Red Sox. He hasn’t pitched well so far this season, but I’m confident he will in the future.

  • Ivan

    damn

  • Cuso

    it’s bout 2 get ugly

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    really
    REALLY

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Damn. That’s as tough luck as you can get.

  • mbonzo

    To hell with you BABIP, you asshole.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Its going to shit get hughes up

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      no?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    All because of those non strike calls against Youk

    • Jetrer

      you mean the ones that were outside of the strikezone, yeah its all the umpires fault he didn’t call those balls strikes

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Beckett got those calls

        • Jetrer

          nope, the ump is giving the slightly high strike, not off the plate, Freddy’s were off the plate

  • Monteroisdinero

    Ok-we have too many righties on our staff. Manny B with another good outing today. Hurry up!

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      No.
      No.

  • simon

    fuck fox announcers

  • Esteban

    I don’t think Freddy did anything wrong there. He went for the ball and then straight to the base when he missed the ball.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Is Hershiser freaking kidding?

    Garcia got off the mound immediately, tried to play the ball, then hustled to the bag. He did absolutely nothing wrong on that play.

    Turns out Carl Crawford’s fast.

  • teddy

    get hughes up

  • Ivan

    If Garcia gets out of this inning with 2 runs giving up, I will sign up for that.

  • mbonzo

    Garcia doesn’t have an out pitch tonight.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      When was the last time he had an out pitch, 1999?

  • Cuso

    sweating like a whore in church

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    DP from Varitek

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    High pitch count for freddy

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Big K! C’mon Freddy, get a DP

  • mt

    This is the difference from other lineups – so many foul-offs and pitch count climbs.

    Can we get a DP from Salty?

    • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

      Its veratek

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Garcia officially going into fuck shit up mode.

  • IRF

    That was an awesome AB by Reddick and an even better pitch sequence from Freddy

  • mt

    Varitek -even better chance.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    /heart starts beating again

  • Jimmy McNulty

    In fairness to Schulman it DID look like Gardner had it.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    …wtf was that, and why wasn’t Gardner permitted to catch that ball?

  • Ivan

    Good job so far Freddy. But usually the 3rd out is the hardest.

  • Dino Velvet

    It’s hard to play against a team with so much grit.

  • Ivan

    Gardner has so much range he gets to ball that is not his.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Its my ball Biatch!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    God I hate BABIP.

    • mbonzo

      Wanna guess which team leads baseball in BABIP?

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Does it start with an R and end with a fuck this shit?

      • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        The team with a GIANT FUCKING WALL in left field?

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Son of a bitch. Just when it looked like he would get out of the inning unscathed…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That’s aight, hold them at 1 and this is still a successful inning considering how it started.

  • mt

    Let’s keep it to one run now.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nice, real nice

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    That sucked freddy already down a quart of sweat

  • teddy

    that should end the game

  • IRF

    If Marco Scutaro is beating you, you’re in trouble.

    • mbonzo

      Soft groundball is not beating.

  • ItsATarp

    some shitty luck this inning

  • Tom

    I just turned on the game. It’s looking bad for Freddy, but how good has Beckett looked?

    • sangreal

      Freddy could be doing much worse. Just a walk and two weak infield singles before that Scutaro hit

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I actually don’t think Freddy has looked bad. He got into a bases loaded jam due to a tight strikezone and a seeing eye hit, but he’s keeping the ball down and nothing’s been hit that hard.

      Beckett was a little wild in the first, but he had a great top of the 2nd. So far so good for him.

  • Kostas

    Seriously, if the Sox can’t be Freddie and the Yankees, they should be relegated to last place in the East.

  • Brent

    Not bad Freddy, not bad.

    • Kostas

      Red Sox pulled a Yankees from yesterday…. lots of thunder on the bases but very little net result… for now.

  • IRF

    Yes. Freddy really lucked out that inning Shulman

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Gritty catch there

  • Ivan

    Considering the circumstances, escaping with just 1 run surrendered, that’s a major success.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Well that could have been a lot worse, unfortunately this next frame will be unbearable.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      See, I told you this frame would blow complete ass.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    1 run? That’s like 5 runs facing Beckett and his fabulous U-235 pitch.

    We’re doooomed.

    • mbonzo

      Don’t forget they’ve got the best reliever in the game waiting in the bullpen. I heard Beckett taught Bobby Jenks the U-235 because he liked his goatee.

    • Kostas

      Josh Beckett is the ONLY the second human to walk on water.

  • Esteban

    Only one run, but lots of pitches.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Let’s put up a big number with Schilling in the booth

    • Tom

      The producer has made the Sox The Story for the night. The Yankees’ job is to sabotage it and force them to change direction.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    I’ll take that. You know what else I’d take? Multiple Yankees runs this inning so I can hear ESPN cry.

  • Nogomo

    I think we can hit Beckett. The Sox had better not waste another opp like that one. I an early bullpen takeover here as well, Freddy just threw 800 pitches getting out of that shit storm.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Mute button at the ready

  • Ivan

    In baseball related news, im glad that Strasberg made his comeback debut today. If your a real baseball fan, you gotta root for this guy to be 100% and pitch to his potential. One of the most fun players I have ever enjoy watching in baseball.

    • Jorge

      Absolutely. No one wants to see a guy’s career get cut off at the knees like that.

    • Nogomo

      How did he do?

      • Esteban

        1 ER 4k in 1.2 innings.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Side note, I knew met a few ESPN personalities and confirmed that Ravvy is a Sox fan and that thing on his head is not alive.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      It’s not exactly a secret that Ravvy’s a Boston guy–his wikipedia mentions that he’s an “avid Red Sox fan.”

      To Ravech’s credit though, I don’t think that he lets his bias affect his work very much. I’ve always thought that he treats the Yankees very fairly.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Yeah, I’d agree with that last part…he gets a bit excited when covering Boston, but it’s more pro Boston than Anti-Yankee.

  • Jorge

    I’ve been on the “Freddy Garcia knows how to pitch” bandwagon for a while now and, win or lose, that half-inning was a textbook example of a veteran maintaining his composure in probably the most difficult of circumstances. I wish we could bottle some of that.

    I hope Jeter smacked Gardner and Nunez upside the head in the dugout for that almost-botch.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    And muteing now

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    There goes the no no

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hey guys, were you aware that the Red Sox won a playoff series against the Yankees in 2004?

    • mbonzo

      SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      I was aware that the Red Sox missed the postseason in 2010, and the Yankees won the World Series in 2009, though.

  • Skye

    Oh dear god, 2004 flashbacks.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    There’s our first 2004 reference for the day.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    2004 was, what, a thousand years ago? Are there a combined six players between these two rosters who played in that series?

    • Hall and Nokes

      Jeter, Mo, Posada, Ortiz, ____________

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Arod, Varitek

      • Steve

        Youk

      • inpinstripes

        A-Rod, Wakefield

      • Mykey

        Wakefield, Beckett

        • Mykey

          Woops, my bad.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Fairytek and Wakefield were also on the Sawx

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          So 8 (Jeter, Posada, Rivera, Rodriguez, Varitek, Beckett, Ortiz, Wakefield). Considering A-Rod’s currently on the DL, that means there are 7 players on these two teams active rosters who played in the 2004 ALCS. Out of 50 players. That’s less than 1/5.

          Yeah, I think it’s safe to say the 2004 ALCS is about as relevant as, say, the 2003 ALCS. Or the 1999 ALCS. Which is to say, not very.

          • The Fallen Phoenix

            Forgive me, that should be 9 and 8 (forgot Youkilis). Point still stands.

            • The Fallen Phoenix

              Actually, Youkilis wasn’t on the ALCS roster that year, was he?

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Side note about Ass Face and the Boston fanbase: there was a thread on SoSH where he threw a bitch fit and turned on the board.

  • Jorge

    Jason Varitek has not wiped his ass since 2004. Therefore, the magic is still there.

    • Kostas

      Curt Schilling won’t give me the bloody sock to use.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Gritty Russ

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    fuck yeah bitches
    /classless Red Sox Fan

    • Esteban

      What’s up biatches

      /Jeter

      • inpinstripes

        +1

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Truthfully? Stephen Strasburg > anyone on the Red Sox

    • bonestock94

      Lesters proven though.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Not gritty

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    If Josh Beckett were to punch you in the face, you would have to fight off the urge to thank him.

    He is….the most interesting pitcher in the world.

  • IRF

    Curt Schilling: Still pissed at Joe Carter

  • Ivan

    Fuck.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fucking BABIP

  • Mykey

    SUCH GRIT!

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Now thats grit

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Shit, the BABIP gods hate us today.

    • mbonzo

      Yesterday too. I might become a satanist at this point.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        You’re a Yankee fan. You’re already satanic.

        /NESPN’d

  • mbonzo

    I hate BABIP. Something has to give!

  • Esteban

    That’s at belt level for other second basemen. Pedroia had to jump for it.

    /hyperbole

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Damn, that’s two hard hit balls for outs by the captain tonight.

    Let’s see how Garcia can bounce back from the long inning.

  • teddy

    jeter smoked that, nothing you can do that

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeter is having the best swings in the lineup.

  • Esteban

    Yeah, Ochocinco’s girl was pretty hot.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    “If you’re gonna be a Patriot, you better root for the Sox”

    http://www.gothamist.com/attac.....yankee.jpg

    Whoops

  • Tom

    Can’t wait until ARod gets back. Although this lineup,today, is better than yesterday’s, it would, of course, be much better still with ARod at 3rd rather than Nunez. As things stood as of yesterday, without Alex and WITH Posada, this team is clearly not on a par with Boston. Alex changes the correlation of forces.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Yeah, but what about how things stood as of two days ago?

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    I can’t even…

  • Esteban

    How many DRINKS are we up to this inning?

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Either youlk is doing HGH or sufffering from elephantitis
    Looknat his head and jaw

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    Many pitchers throw the forkball, Josh Beckett throws a knifeball, spoonball and complete-set-of-china ball.

    He is…the most interesting pitcher in the world.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Yeah, the Ushers show up at about five-ish for a game at eight.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Did Dan Schulman really just call Pedroia a “dirt dog scrapper?”

    I know that it’s annoying to sit here posting all night complaining about ESPN, but come the fuck on.

  • IRF

    That was the most graceful fielder’s choice I have ever seen. EVER.

  • Brent

    So much Red Sox dick sucking going on in that booth.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    That was a sweet play by Jeets.

  • Mykey

    Jeet is killing it tonight!

  • mbonzo

    I can’t stop laughing.

    “… and we go from the gutty, gritty, dirt dog that is Pedroia to the fluid swinging phenom in Adrian Gonzalez.”

    And… MUTE

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    finally BABIP fucks the Sox

  • Esteban

    Wow, to make that even close to a DP was impressive.

  • Ivan

    Wow that play was amazing…

  • Will

    Glacial pitching pace by Beckett. I mean can you take any longer in between pitches? He’s trying to psyche us out. Its fucking annoying. Just pitch you fucking pussy. Wow. I can’t wait for this game to be over. Not only because we’ve had our asses handed to us by the Sox this season but the announcers, umpiring, and bad luck have been tear your eyes out horrible.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Aaaand muted

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Oh my god, this Red Sox dick sucking is on another level….

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    I might as well watch NESN. ESPN’s broadcasts have been bad, but this is beyond gratuitous.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      NESPN

      • mbonzo

        I like that.

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          New England Sports and Programming Network. Proud partner of NESN

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            I liked the Everything Sox Programming Network that someone posted a few days ago.

            • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

              That would work if the Red Sox were the only New England sports team they creamed their pants over. Unfortunately that’s not the case.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Funny thing is, I don’t at all mind watching Sox games on NESN.

      • mbonzo

        NESN broadcasters are about as big homers as Yankee broadcasters. Worst thing I heard from them was that Adrian Gonzalez was the no doubt MVP of the season so far.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Agreed entirely. Sure they’re a little homerish (like every local TV crew,) but they know baseball.

  • Sheepmeister

    so are the yankees even on the field tonight, i couldn’t tell based on the announcing?

    • Tom

      But look, all you say is true. These announcers are hopelessly biased. Nevertheless, it would be harder for these guys to get away with it, if the Yankees were, say, 5-4 (or even 4-5) against the Sox this year. As it stands, the Yanks are opening the door for this ESPN suck-fest.

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Wow shilling is fat

  • bobtaco

    If the Yankees could just show up to the clubhouse earlier…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I’m not saying that Pedroia doesn’t love his son…but if he cared so much about spending time with him he probably wouldn’t show up 8 hours early for every game.

    /pedroia’sbrotherprobablyloveshissonmore

    //thatwasmean

  • Chris

    Is it just me or do the commentators want to make sweet love to Pedroia?

    • Karim Garcia

      It’s not just you!

  • Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin

    Does this Stoolman guy ever shut up?
    I miss joe morgan

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Actually I generally like Schulman. He’d be better if he wasn’t saddled with Hershiser and Valentine.

  • Ivan

    too quick Granderson.

  • IRF

    When Curt Schilling dies, he should donate his ego to Harvard Medical School

  • StanfordBen

    I get why announcers who say stupid things are annoying, but I don’t see why you guys care that they root for the Sox. I have no problem watching NESN, and I routinely listen to the opposing radio broadcast on MLB.tv when the game is blacked out rather than listening to Sterling.

    Yes, the national guys are supposed to be unbiased, but who cares? Just pretend they’re opposing announcers.

    • bobtaco

      I would say NESN is more objective.

    • mbonzo

      NESN is better than ESPN, I just get a kick out of the announcing. Amazing with all the money ESPN pays they couldn’t get better announcers.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Here’s the difference: when I watch NESN I have to listen to Don Orsillo and Jery Remy talk about how Pedroia should be an MVP candidate because he puts up huge numbers and is a great defensive second baseman.

      When I watch ESPN, I have to listen to Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine talk about how Pedroia should be an MVP candidate because he’s a “scrappy dirt dog” who shows up to the ballpark before the hotdog vendors do.

      I don’t care if the announcers are biased, I care if they suck.

      • StanfordBen

        Yeah, that’s fine. Like I said, I understand why stupid announcers are annoying, and I agree ESPN’s announcers are stupid. It’z bizarre that they can’t get better ones.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Tex message here

    • Justin

      He’s over his limit.

  • teddy

    i wonder if teix cares about hitting, he pulls everything clearly not working, yet i don’t think he cares

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

      You’re right, he probably doesn’t care.

      /rolls eyes, makes wanking motion

    • Tom

      From what Singleton said last week, I think he (and K. Long) care primarily about HRs and RBIs. I forget how Singleton phrased Long’s comment, but it was very dismissive about batting average.

      • Skye

        I remember Tex saying something very similar in a pre or post game interview last week after he hit two HRs in one game. He basically said the guys in front of him need to get on base, so OBP was a big deal, and then he needs to get them in, so RBIs are his focus.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      As I said earlier, I’m cool with Tex swinging over some changeups and hiting some popups if the end result is 40 home runs.

  • Ivan

    Lets go Cano.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    ESPN need the baltimore announcer Gary something that guy can make a game of chess exciting

    • mbonzo

      Gary Busey?

      • Arod/tips/the/best

        Gary roberts gary adams gary smith he can call a great game

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Hell even Joe Buck and Tim Mccarver would be better than these ESPN pricks.

    • Ivan

      “HANG ON TO THE ROOF!!!!!!!!!!”

  • nedro

    long at bat for rob…

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

    Nice at-bat, Robbie. Regardless of outcome.

    • Ivan

      Agreed.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Agreed, it’s not easy to hang in with Beckett in a 2 strike count.

      At least he moved the runner over.

    • mbonzo

      Becketts doing a nice job of hitting corners. I’m hoping the Yankees get more aggressive the third time around.

  • Ivan

    Come on Montero….oh wait my bad.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck Fenway.

    • Steve

      I get my narratives mixed up. Is it too much of a bandbox or is it too deep?

  • Ivan

    GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Damn, Yankees hitters can’t catch a break with RISP

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

    Ugh, wrong part of the park.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    …seriously, when do these start falling for hits? Tomorrow?

    • Ivan

      Tomorrow the Yankees have a day off.

    • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      Beckett might be the luckiest pitcher in the AL.

  • Justin

    ughhhh FUCK fenway

  • mbonzo

    Wow, Swisher you were SO close!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck this piece of shit ballpark

  • ItsATarp

    How fucking lucky can beckett get?

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Fuck this stupid ballpark designed for one god-damn team.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      It absolutely cracked me up when the Red Sox decided that they were gonna try to build their team around pitching and defense.

      Building a team around your home park seems like the simplest concept in the world, but tons of teams fail to do it every year.

  • Winston Smith

    Just amazing how lucky they were to get that run and how unlucky we’ve been with Jeter’s line drive and Swish’s long fly ball.

  • teddy

    d@mm it

  • Karl Krawfid

    1 fucking hit.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Swisher the utimate tease

  • IRF

    Doesn’t seem like anything is going the Yanks way at the moment. Steve Trach- I mean Josh Beckett doesn’t even look that sharp

  • tom

    Only part of the park that’s not a huge hit.

    This team’s had enough trouble with the Red Sox this year. Bad frickin’ luck seems insult to injury.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Shit Shit Shit. BABIP fucked again. He hit it to the only part of the ballpark where that wasn’t far enough to be a HR.

  • Nogomo

    It’s coming. We will score. Beckett is not at his best. Freddy has got to hold on for at least 2 more innings and give up no more than one more run. That’s saying a lot.

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

    Amazing. They’re interviewing the Yankees hitting coach between innings about Josh Beckett.

    • Ivan

      See Mike, you cant complain when yankee fans are bitching about the anti-yankee stuff/pro sox shit. This is getting almost absurd.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Coming into the game I totally agreed with you that it’s annoying to sift through posts about how biased the ESPN announcers are. But when it’s this bad, I can’t help but say something.

      It wouldn’t even be so bad if they were focusing on Beckett’s great strikeout rate or Ellsbury’s surprising power numbers. But instead they’re focusing on Beckett’s unbelievable game face and and Ellsbury’s will to succeed, and that pisses me off.

  • Ivan

    Ha..our CFer can do that too bitch!!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    at least the Sox kinda got BABIP fucked there

  • mbonzo

    Drink everytime they say something good about a Yankees player.

    • EricVA

      But I’d like to actually drink tonight.

  • EricVA

    Hmmm…it only took 4 innings for them to mention the Yankees are actually playing tonight.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Valentine needs to go to a retirement home and die.

  • Mister Delaware

    Shulman: “On the count of three, name your favorite Red Sox player.”

    Hershiser: “Ok.”

    Valentine: “I’m in.”

    Shulman: “One … two … THREE!”

    Shulman, Hershiser and Valentine in unison: “ALL OF THEM!”

    Hershiser: “LOL.”

    • mbonzo

      IETC

    • Steve

      ietc even though I think announcer bashing is ridiculous and makes us look like whiny bitches

  • Steve

    Walking Varitek is pretty inexcusable

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 out walk to Varitek. wonderful.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    of course. walking Varitek is a good idea

  • Hall and Nokes

    What’s the foul ball count in a typical Sox-Yankee game? Ow does it compare to two ordinary teams playing?

    • EricVA

      Depends…is Hughes pitching?

  • Winston Smith

    Scutaro has killed us this series. Stop him.

  • mbonzo

    I think you gotta get Hughes up here.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Is this a fuckin joke?

  • Ivan

    Ugh. That what happens when you walk a guy like Varitek with 2 outs no less.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This is what happens when you walk Varitek

  • IRF

    I empathize with Joe West

    • Cy Pettitte

      at least the umps don’t have to listen to the ESPN commentators for all 4 hours

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Freddy is battling.

  • mbonzo

    I think we’re losing because the announcers won’t talk about how awesome the Yankees are.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Wrong. We’re losing because the Yankees aren’t gritty enough.

  • EricVA

    Lots of complaints about Freddy here but he’s gone 4 innings and 1 run. Why the rush to get him out of there? He does this every start.

  • Dino Velvet

    ESPN: “Josh Beckett — great pitcher or greatest pitcher?”

  • Steve

    Out of curiosity, what’s Sterling’s HR call for Chavez?

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      “Chavez, otra vez!”

  • Ivan

    Montero could of done that…

  • Justin

    So wait, I’ve been walking in and out of the room, and did I hear these 2 interviews right?

    To Kevin Long: “How good is Josh Beckett?”

    To Terry Francona: “How good is Josh Beckett?”

    • Ivan

      You cant make it up.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Has there been a positive Yankees stat on this broadcast all game?

    • mbonzo

      I’ve been waiting with this shot glass for 15 minutes for them to say something positive about a Yankees player. Even if its about the Yankees in general. I’ll let everyone know when this thing is gone.

  • Ivan

    Aint the Yankees like #1 sabermetric wise in defense???

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

    Nice one, Russ.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    Martin why…

  • Mykey

    GOD DAMNIT!

  • Justin

    Jorge may not be playing, but his baserunning spirit lives on.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    How the shit does that happen?

  • teddy

    martin that was pathetic,

  • Dino Velvet

    Reddick is so gritty.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Didn’t it look like a fan touched it on that 2nd bounce there?

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    How fucking lucky can the Red Sox get tonight?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Tie game baby!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    Can’t blame Russ too much. Aggressive against a pitcher that they haven’t been able to do much against. Force the right fielder to make a perfect throw

  • Ivan

    Nunez bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Winston Smith

    SHE’S GONE! THAT’S WHY HE’S PLAYING FOLKS!

  • Justin

    Nune? Wasn’t expecting that

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    C’mon, Russ. Can’t be greedy.

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

    Eduardo Nunez is unimpressed by Josh Beckett.

  • mbonzo

    NUNEZ! I guess benching Jorge works.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    F-ing love Nunez

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    SUCK MY NUTS, BOSTON.

  • Erica

    NUNEZ OH MY GOD WHAT DO THAT MORE

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    NUNIE!!

    Also don’t get too excited there, ESPN

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Nunez.

  • Mister Delaware

    Fenway!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It giveth and taketh away.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    NUUUUUUNNNNIEEEEEEEE!!!

    Lol “that ball was not hit that well…” they’re so depressed.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit listen to them shit all over Nunie’s HR. are you serious?

  • bobtaco

    That ball was crushed, what the fuck, Orel?

  • Steve

    FUCK FENWAY!!!!!!!!!

  • Sheepmeister

    ESPN–that was a terrible hit and the red sox are victims of this park and beckett is still awesome and that hit shouldn’t count.

  • Brent

    Edited by RAB: Don’t use that word again.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Imagine if…GASP!!!…the Yankees win!

  • Winston Smith

    LOL, the narrative is not what a great job Nunez has done and his HR. It’s that the HR was cheap and would have been an out in most ballparks.

    • mt

      Yes how many times when Dustin hits those do we hear how it is “a cheap home run?”

      Also when Yanks hit to left field in YS3 ESPN positively smirks – Steve Berthiaume with his “wiffle ball park in the Bronx” and I have heard Hershiser talk about pop-ups. Maybe true but dis the Red Sox whne they hit a Green Monster special or AGOn hits a lazy foul ball off Green Monster.

      I do normally think that announcer bashing (like ump bashing) can get so whiny but the two interviews (how is Josh Beckett? – historically those interviewers ask the manager/coach about their own team, not the other) and the immediate dis of the Numez home run are a little over the top.

  • HD

    So basically they think it was a cheap HR because of the green monster? Funny that it’s legit if the Sux hit something out there…

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Hahahahahaha, I love how deflated the ESPN booth has become after Nunie’s blast.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Love how ESPN now reverting to talking about how much Yankees suck despite tying game.

  • Dino Velvet

    Boy, that Nunez has grit.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Seriously, the booth is a bunch of doucherockets. If that was Pedroia that HR would have been a laser of a moon shot bomb powered by pure grit and heart.

  • mbonzo

    I know there are no more ESPN Sunday night games (thank god) but I think this would be a lot more fun if Mike held a live chat during these abominations.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Did smoltz really call that a fenway hr?

  • Cy Pettitte

    go Brett, fuck you Beckett.

  • Winston Smith

    That’s it Gardner. Get on base and make him throw more pitches.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    That was a gritty single by Brett.

  • mbonzo

    Beckett out for the next 2 seasons.

  • Justin

    Hope that stings Beckett! For all the players (esp Yanks) you’ve hit over the years.

  • Brent

    Bet that hurt Beckett. I bet Orel is going to praise him for taking one for the team.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nice, add some Philly dick sucking too.

  • Monteroisdinero

    A HR and we hit Beckett. Nice.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I’d like to see Girardi try a hit and run here.

  • IRF

    +1

  • mbonzo

    Balls getting hit hard this inning, glad Becketts not out of the game.

  • Zach

    Word. Please don’t, you wouldn’t say the N-word here.

  • Ivan

    No chance.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Before Beckett pitches during Yankees BP they should practice hiting hard shots at the pitcher’s mound.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Gardner is so awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    20 in a row, what a turn around from earlier this year.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Gritner.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    What, it’s British for cigarette! Maybe he’s saying they look like cigarettes…

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      Reply FAIL!

  • Mister Delaware

    Valentine would rather a guy get picked off than get a bad jump??? Moron.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Make it 3 well hit outs for Jeter tonight.

    My money’s on the captain getting a big hit in this game.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Will ESPN mention how Jeter’s out is a HR in quite a few parks?

    • Steve

      Really? In quite a few parks?

      • Mister Delaware

        Never played Little League, Steve?

        • Steve

          Touche

  • Monteroisdinero

    Gritty Garcia needs to hold down the fort one more inning.

  • teddy

    jeter can’t catch a break

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I have to say that if this game is in YS3, we have blown out Beckett.

  • mbonzo

    This is a big inning for Garcia.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    C’mon Freddy, don’t shit the bed on us now.

  • Steve

    That would have been a damn fine play by Cano

  • Cy Pettitte

    god damnit I hate that munchkin

  • Winston Smith

    That’s how you hit baseball! Well hit ball by Pedroia. Gotta love him.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Now thats a gritty hit by the chipmonk

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Why the fuck are we watching Dustin Pedroia hop around?

  • Esteban

    Slurp Slurp Slurp.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “If you like baseball you gotta like PEDroia”

    STFU ESPN. glad this is the last game of the year.

  • Zach

    Get Logan up.

  • Mister Delaware

    I wonder the narrative if A-Rod jumped like a dope on every pitch.

  • IRF

    I can’t even

  • Ivan

    Now they are talking about how Dustin hops like a damn bunny and and all that shit.

  • MannyGeee

    Holy shit… Apparently Joey Bats has been unseeded by A-Gon AND Ellsburry for AL MVP favorites.

    I hate ESPN

    • Skye

      And Josh Reddick. After all, Terry Francona has only nice things to say about him. That has to count for at least a few votes.

  • Max

    Fun Fact: Gardner tied Paul Molitor’s AL Record for consecutive steals in a single season without being caught.

    The NL and MLB record is 23 by Chase Utley in ’09.

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....stba.shtml

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Dear God, please stop slobbering on Pedroia’s knob, please. He is a disgusting little troll.

  • Mister Delaware

    Great fucking throw.

  • Steve

    Great throw and tag. So pretty

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Martin’s cannon > PEDroia

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    OUT. fuck you PEDroia.

  • Justin

    A gritty play…. but he’s out *sad trombone*

  • Winston Smith

    The Red Sox play the game the way it was meant to be played. They don’t hit cheap homeruns. Look at em just hopping and jumping around out there, just having fun.

  • IRF

    Highlight of the night. Great Job Russ

  • mbonzo

    GREAT TAG BY DEREK JETER.
    Took 24 minutes for them to say something positive about the Yankees.
    Time to drink!

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      If they say something positive about Derek Jeter, does it count? I mean Derek Jeter is like Ellsbury’s idol, and Pedroia’s BFF, so it might not count.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I just fist pumped.

  • Esteban

    He was thrown out but it was still a gritty attempt and I was joyful to have the opportunity to have seen it.

  • Erica

    Russ just made up for his baserunning there.

  • Skye

    If only Pedroia was taller, he might have been safe.

  • CUYanks

    “Even when he gets out he’s hopping”

    “That’s just his unique way of winning.”

    “Do you have to like jeter?”

    “Yes you do”

    • CUYanks

      *pedroia (not jeter)

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Pedroia got thrown out, but you have to admire the grittiness in which he did it.

    • bobtaco

      And he gets upset in the dugout, the “right way”.

    • Mykey

      That was a steal in any other ballpark.

  • Michael Mirabella

    If Pedroia is the poster child for baseball, then how can he get out?!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Shift’d

  • Mister Delaware

    HE SLAPPED THE MOTHERFUCKING BENCH!!!!!!!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    He couldn’t reach the water cooler, I guess.

    • Ivan

      LMAOOOO

  • Ivan

    Oh Yes ESPN, Pedroia is the only fuckin guy that gets pissed when he gets caught stealing.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    And then he gets praise for a whiny bitch? Seriously?

    • CUYanks

      (adoringly) “Aw he’s got some of the smallest hands in baseball!”

  • Monteroisdinero

    This game looks like a Joe West favorite. Going 4 hrs I think.

  • Winston Smith

    Pedroia hit that bench harder than Nunez hit that HR.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      ESPN’d

  • jay

    If that was Zambrano, he has an anger problem. I hate baseball narratives.

  • Rockstar4Life

    I want Tim Conway to play Pedroia in the Dorf On Baseball movie.

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

    Five innings of one run ball is a lot more than I expected out of Freddy. Bravo.

  • Dino Velvet

    ESPN really should put Pedoria in the HOF now. No use waiting.

  • wow

    just got home. Freddy gettin’ it done!

  • Steve

    Jeter has made some very nice defensive plays tonight

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I’ve literally never heard a broadcast team talk about a player like the ESPN crew has talked about Pedroia tonight.

    Even the absurd Jeter love back in the day wasn’t this bad.

  • MannyGeee

    Passionate for the game = Pedroia.
    Anger issues because I got picked off at 2nd= everyone else in baseball

  • Karl Krawfid

    Can’t believe I’m listening to this Broadcast blow the Red Sox over and over again.

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

    Very nice job by Freddy. Gotta figure Logan will be in to face Ortiz, Crawford, and Reddick.

    • mbonzo

      6. Logan (Wade if he gets in trouble)
      7. Soriano
      8. Robertson
      9. Mariano
      10-??. Hughes

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Freddy Garcia: #2 starter.

      BOOM!

      • Steve

        True, CC pitched yesterday.

  • JFH

    Freddy almost at 100 pitches. Does Joe G keep him on a pitch count? Do you think Freddy will pitch one more inning?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Boone will probably face Ortiz, Crawful, and Reddick

      • JFH

        Logan not doing the job.

      • JFH

        Gardner……I did not see that coming.

    • Jetrer

      The binder sez LOOGY

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    I never heard two annoucers shit on a young guys HR like they did, ESPN should get fined by MLB

  • Ivan

    Good job Freddy Garcia. If it wasnt for that stressful 2nd inning, maybe he could of gone one more inning.

  • Mykey

    Time for a Tex message. Step up.

    • Mykey

      Alright, I’ll take it.

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Two flyballs, no line drives.

  • Justin

    Mark goes the other way!?

  • bobtaco

    Tex went opposite field! Joy!

  • Kevin G.

    Great now they moved on to sucking off Beckett

  • Erica

    What the shit is a “Fenway Park single”?

    • Steve

      A double in any other park. Not an insult to Tex

    • Arod/tips/the/best

      No thats a double in real ballparks

  • HD

    Apparently Beckett is the greatest pitcher ever…and then a “fenway park single” LMAO

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

    But I was told Mark Teixeira didn’t care about his hitting and refused to go the other way. That must have been an accident.

    • HD

      It should be taken away. Only the Sox are allowed to hit at/over/on the monstah

    • Mykey

      Even a blink squirrel occasionally finds a nut.

  • Winston Smith

    That’s an out in any other ballpark. Teixera got lucky.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    They focus on Beckett’s delivery and don’t even shoe Tex’s hit.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      *show

    • Cy Pettitte

      it’s the fucking Beckett show. this is insane.

  • mbonzo

    Announcers talking about how erect Josh Beckett is.
    hehehe I’m so mature.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      The ESPN announcers are getting erect talking about how erect Beckett is.

  • MannyGeee

    That look on Crawfords face said ‘man, this wall is some bullshit’

    And he’s right

  • Hall and Nokes

    Beckett was poetry in motion as he gave up that hard single that would have been a double in any other park.

  • Ivan

    That’s right Cano…Take his fucking head off!!!!

  • Rockstar4Life

    Come on Swisher knock this clown out of the game. Beckett pretty much only goes six innings anyways, lets make sure he doesn’t even do that.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I just saw that Fautino De Los Santos got a win today, IIRC it was him and Gio that went to Oakland for Swisher…is he like, supposed to be a good pitcher again?

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

      He was always good, throws hard but no idea where its going. He had TJ right after the trade, not the first time the White Sox traded a guy and he needed surgery shortly thereafter.

      • Steve

        Is that true? Who else had TJS after they were traded? Seems shady on old Kenny’s part

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

          Freddy Garcia man. Traded him to the Phillies, and a few weeks later they were cutting his shoulder open.

          • Steve

            Wow, I was unaware. Timely tidbit though.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      He’s got absolutely filthy stuff.

      Also, he may have replaced Brandon League as Michael Kay’s greatest man crush.

      • Steve

        Brandon Morrow also pretty high up there

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

        I don’t think they’ll play the A’s enough for Kay to develop a mancrush. With League, he was on the Jays and they’d see him six or eight times a year.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    No gidp here please god

    • Mykey

      Why do you tempt fate?

      • Arod/tips/the/best

        What did he do yesterday?

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Wtf tex run fatboy run

  • Mister Delaware

    Hard 0-fer so far for Swish.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    You’re hitting it to the wrong part of the park Swish…

    Beckett has gotten so lucky tonight.

  • mbonzo

    Eric Chavez, become a true Yankee here.

  • IRF

    Nick Swisher is just murdering the ball lately

  • Hall and Nokes

    I feel a pinstripe earning

  • tom

    Note to Nick: centerfield not the best place to hit here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees suck chant starts, of course.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Yankees fans never do that, right?

      • Esteban

        It’s stupid when Yankees fans do it, so what?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      ESPN resisted the urge to join in

    • Mykey

      Well they do, duh.

  • Justin

    K-Zone is terrible. Please go away.

  • Ivan

    Come on Chavez

  • Jon

    i like the green light

    gotta give the stash a chance

  • Mykey

    “Great hitters learn to swing and miss.” Hmm.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “a good job of swinging and missing” oh lord

  • Jon

    bases loaded?

  • mbonzo

    Nice at bat from Chavez.

    • Jon

      it was great how he looked at strike 3 right down the middle

      • mbonzo

        Better than popping up on the first pitch and swinging at shit. He worked Beckett over 100 pitches and Beckett, who couldn’t command anything but his cutter, ended up throwing a curveballright down the middle.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          Can’t blame Chavez for sitting fastball, to be honest.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        It was a nasty curve…

  • MannyGeee

    We let Beckett off the hook there… Flying wide with everything and losing control , you gotsta hit the straight one veryveryvery hard

  • Justin

    The Chavstache is dead to me.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Ugh, right down the middle.

    At least we’ve got Beckett up over 100 pitches.

  • Ivan

    Damn that was kinda filthy yikes!!!

  • Rainbow Connection

    Did the Yanks trade for Beltran?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Haha IETC

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus Christ just look at it Chavez.

  • IRF

    That was a pretty good time for Beckett to drop an Adam Wainwright/Carlos Beltran curve

  • tom

    Considering the lightning-fast 2nd inning, you’ve got to credit the Yanks for running up Beckett’s pitch count.

    Getting runners home, on the other hand…

  • teddy

    gotta love this lineup pretty much laying down against the redsox, granted they been hosed by shitty luck

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      They’ve actually done a good job of getting Beckett’s pitch count up. Plus they’d have 2 or 3 more runs if it weren’t for the BABIP god’s vendetta against the Yankees.

    • Esteban

      Laying down? Really?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    These Sunday night games are always low scoring…

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    So is this when ESPN talks about how bad the Yankees bullpen is?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Does anyone else find it awkward that the girl who drops the glass in that Captain Morgan commercial is probably a slave?

    /I should probably stop reading so deeply into commercials

  • Ivan

    Logan do ya thing.

  • Mykey

    Am I the only one who doesn’t fully trust Boone yet? I want to, I’m just not there yet.

    • Rainbow Connection

      There’s a reason why everyone thinks he sucks. He sucks.

      • Mykey

        I just know he had been pitching well lately, and thought he may have some new fans. No doubt he was awesome in Game one of this series.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Those looked like strikes

  • Ivan

    Where the fuck were those pitches my god.

  • Rockstar4Life

    Um, Beckett was getting that strike Ump. God forbid you share.

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

    You had him 0-2 Boone. Dammit.

    • Ivan

      Meh, Logan got robbed by one of those strike 3 calls.

    • Jetrer

      in fairness, 2 of those balls were in the strikezone

  • Jon

    too bad logan doesnt get beckette calls

  • teddy

    had him k twice

  • IRF

    Two PERFECT two strike pitches. What can ya do?

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Logan is back get the kids out of the room.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck, BABIP fucked yet again.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Is ESPN seriously trashing the Yankees defense for holding Ortiz at first?

    …wtf was that, Eddie?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Fucking seeing eye single bullshit.

  • mbonzo

    Infield-in failure again.

  • bobtaco

    Why the hell was Nunez playing in so close there?

    • Jon

      i have no fucking clue

    • Jetrer

      fast Hitter (Crawford), have to guard against bunt hit

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Boone Logan could pitch an entire season without giving up a baserunner, and I still wouldn’t trust him.

    It’s my bias, not his fault.

  • HD

    WTF. Now crawford hits lefties.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    wtf our lefties can’t get Crawford out

  • http://thepinstripedbeat.sportsblognet.com/ Simon

    I hate hits like that, cheap, cheap, cheap….

  • Rockstar4Life

    We’ll always have this past Friday Boone. :(

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

    Hey look, Boone Logan is letting lefties reach base. Weird.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      A bullshit hit an a K not called.

    • mt

      He has been pretty good against lefties recently but stuff happens – Carl Crawford has made a pact with the devil beforee this series.

    • inpinstripes

      Hard to blame him this time…

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    THE. BABIP. GODS. HATE. US. TONIGHT.

    • Rockstar4Life

      And yesterday and pretty much for large pieces of this season.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    God, I… I hate Boone Logan. I hate being vindicated for it, too.

    • Jetrer

      you hate that he struck out Ortiz (TWICE), gave up a cheap ass single, and then got a lazy fly ball?? I’ll take that performance from him every game thank you.

  • V

    Third time this series that the third baseman playing in on the grass has cost the Yankees.

  • mbonzo

    BTW, Logan did get screwed on the Ortiz AB.
    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

    • bobtaco

      Notice you didn’t see K-Zone any those last ones…

  • mbonzo

    Corey Wade over David Robertson?

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

      *looks at the scoreboard to see what inning it is*

      Yep.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        To be fair, I’d rather bring Wade in a medium-leverage situation with Varitek and Scutaro coming up, and save Robertson for Ellsbury/Pedroia/Gonzalez.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ortiz struck out.

    BS Call.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Do your thang, Cory.

  • Ivan

    Well Logan really did a better job than the numbers say. I mean he basically had Ortiz K’s twice looking and got no calls on both.

  • ItsATarp

    I’m surprised that pop up didn’t drop in for a hit with all the luck the sox are having

  • Ivan

    Double play ball i want right now.

    • mbonzo

      Hard to get a double play ball when the UMP isn’t calling any strikes low.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Varitek and Scutaro better get them out

  • chris

    Does this situation not scream for Robertson???

  • Winston Smith

    We can NOT walk Veritek twice and let Yankee killer Scutaro come up and beat us again.

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

    Holy shit thank you Varitek.

  • Esteban

    What a gritty veteran swing on 3-0 by Varitek.

  • bobtaco

    Wow, terrible AB by Varitek… they’ll take it everyday.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    That was a clutch pop up by Varitek. He’s such a team player.

    • Mykey

      He wears the C for a reason.

  • Mister Delaware

    Whaaa?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Falling behind 3-0 to Varitek was inexcusable, but Captain Varitek bails him out.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Lol
    Popped up on ball 4

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    David Ortiz or Adrian Gonzalez can have the green light in that situation.

    Jason Varitek should not.

    We just caught a huge break.

  • Jetrer

    thank you very much for having Varitek swing 3-0

  • Ivan

    HAHAHAHAHHAHA….only Varitek can pop up on a 3-0 FB down the middle.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Big hit for Scutaro here

    • Monteroisdinero

      no!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Wow. That’s like Jorge getting the 3-0 green light. Still can’t get around on an 89mph fb.

  • Jon

    did they just say the umps are bias to the red sox while in fenway?

    • The Mick

      Yes they did.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I don’t understand why the ball did not go out of play after Varitek waved at it to do so.

  • A.J. Burnett

    I would have grooved a fastball on every pitch to Varatek.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Marco Scutaro is a pesky bastard.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I am actually going to defend Girardi’s choice of Wade here: yes, there are runners on 1st and 2nd, but you’re not pitching to the top of the Red Sox order. Corey Wade has to be able to get Varitek and Scutaro out. They’re not world-beaters.

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    The Red Sox just have a factory of white, scruffy dudes who are fast and good at hitting LD’s.

  • Cy Pettitte

    MORE INFIELD HITS PLEASE

    christ.

  • HD

    Fucking kidding me

  • Jon

    god damn it

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Keep looking at it guys. Just keep looking.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    HYOU MOTHERFUCKING DUMBSHIT

  • Mister Delaware

    How many fucking dinks is that tonight?

  • ItsATarp

    wow more infield hits…are you kidding me

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    COME THE FUCK ON. HOW IS THAT NOT THE 3RD FUCKING OUT. WHAT THE FUCK.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Robby wtf

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    wtf was that?

  • Skye

    All these shitty infield singles. I feel like we’re playing the 2009 Angels.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Or the 2010 Rangers.

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

    Another bullshit hit.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Bullshit hits for the Red Sox and bullshit outs for the Yankees…this is why fans are so pessimistic.

  • Esteban

    fuck this shit.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Ugh, that has to be Jeter’s ball.

    Is it just me or have the Sox gotten 4 or 5 seeing eye singles tonight?

  • Monteroisdinero

    Awful luck.

  • Justin

    Ugh Robbie let Derek get that!

    • mt

      Jeter did not charge like he should have, though – ball was dying – if Jeter caught it, Scutaro would have been safe. Robbie at least recognized that.

  • Ivan

    Ugh…only good thing is that it stayed in the infield.

  • mbonzo

    Cano! wtf?
    Wade v. Ellsbury. This is so stupid with all the bullpen options we have.

  • jay

    they’ve gotten every single break in this game

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    So many cheap base hits, so little time.

    That was Jeter’s play though, Cano should have backed off.

  • Winston Smith

    Get to that ball Jeter, damnit. Might have cost us the ballgame.

  • JMK

    Corey Wade is still out there?

  • bobtaco

    Is Robertson even up?

  • Rockstar4Life

    Not a good series at all for Cano. Sucks too because he’s awesome.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Yes!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    YEAH.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh thank fucking god, Cory.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cory Wade I love you

  • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    Yeah.

  • Karim Garcia

    Hell yes WADE!

  • Winston Smith

    Whew. Now we’re into our better relievers. Get a run.

  • Mykey

    Thank you God!

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

    Cory Wade, true fucking Yankee.

  • Esteban

    Corey Wade. Just getting the job done. NBD.

  • wow

    oh man…

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I’m in the mood to punch someone in the face.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Nunez wanted no part of that fly out lol

  • http://thepinstripedbeat.sportsblognet.com/ Simon

    Holy hell, I don’t have any finger nails left…

  • mbonzo

    Momentum baby. We need a new thread. This is getting too laggy and we need luck.

  • Brendan

    Most Valuable Pop-up

  • Ivan

    Great job C-Wade.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    phewwwwwwwwww

    The Sox may have gotten an insane amount of BABIP luck, but thankfully they haven’t been able to take advantage.

    We’re either gonna get a fatigued Beckett or the weak underbelly of the Sox pen here. Time to score some runs.

  • Jon

    Yankees have no excuse not to win now after that

    • Esteban

      NONE. FACT.

  • IRF

    Next time, if he could do that without giving me a heart attack, I would really appreciate it.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I’m calling the Cory Hotline after that fine job.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    When Corey Wade is your 4th or 5th best reliever, you have a pretty good bullpen.

  • http://thepinstripedbeat.sportsblognet.com/ Simon

    Did we just dodge a bullet or what?

  • mbonzo

    Ellsbury has left 8 men on base so far.

    • inpinstripes

      MVP!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Matt Albers…heheheh

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

    Tied at one and it’s a battle of the bullpens. I like the Yankees chances.

    • Ken

      Yes, the Yankees have Luis Ayala.

  • Ken

    Ok time to bring in Luis Ayala.

  • HD

    A “cheap” HR (or 2) over the monster sure would be nice…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunie bomb here

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    The K-zone thinks all pitches thrown by Red Sox pitchers are strikes.

  • Esteban

    Mike- can we haz a new thread?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Are they really complaining about Beckett? punch me…

  • IRF

    Holy crap. Bobby V making a valid and well-articulated point?

  • Justin

    Wow, Valentine actually speaking ill of Beckett? I’m getting a drink for this one!

  • mbonzo

    Bobby Valentine sounds way too much like Kermit the Frog for me to take anything he says seriously.

  • Mykey

    That was a strike? Ugh.

  • mt

    I know pitcher wins are overrated as a statistic but I can’t help being happy that Josh Beckett will not get another W against Yankees – I hate him and his glacial pace and “soul patch” facial hair (I know, the really important stuff).

    At least Bobby V called Beckett on how he he is not within any reasonable time frame.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    That ball was low and inside.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bull fucking shit

  • Ivan

    Of course that’s a strike smfh….

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Awesome strike zone.

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    This umpire is hella bad

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I think I’m going to beat up the Ump’s kids tomorrow. A Yankee NEVER got that call tonight.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Since when has that ball been called a strike this game? Come on.

  • http://Www.or.ly JM

    That strike three call was pretty racist. No other explanation. ESPN “it’s evened up” No… Both weren’t strikes! Your K-Zone means nothing!

  • bobtaco

    This strike zone is all over the place.

  • Jon

    fuck yes

  • jay

    GARDY!!!!!!

  • HD

    Fuck yea!

  • Cy Pettitte

    BRETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Winston Smith

    GARDY! SHE’S GONE!

  • Alex S

    GARDY!!

  • Mykey

    Yeah baby! Gritner!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    GARDY!!!!

  • Mister Delaware

    Blastoff!

  • Mykey

    Yeah baby! Gritner!

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

    BRETT FUCKING GARDNAH!!!

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    GRITNER! Holy shit!

  • Justin

    A gritty home run by Gardner!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Did Gardner just plant one?

    Hells yeah!

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    BRETT GARDNER IS GOING GOLFING.

  • mbonzo

    GARDNER! You gritty son of a bitch.

  • pat

    GARDYBOMBBBBBBBBBBB

  • Jetrer

    Gritty as hell, Gardy, Gritty as hell

  • a.hinds

    no way!, i listen to the games, and i cant believe it!

  • Charles

    GARDY!!!!!

  • mt

    Thank you, Matt Albers sinker.

    • mt

      Correction -slider.

  • Erica

    GARDY IS GRITTIER

  • Arod/tips/the/best

    Aw right in the middle of the yankees suck chant take a bow gritty

  • Karim Garcia

    Holy shit Brett with the big stick!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Another bullshit Fenway home run.

  • Esteban

    GRITNER JUST OUTGRITTED EVERYBODY.

    and the NESPN announcers are now silent.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Holy shit. Gardner was almost to 3rd by the time that went out.

  • IRF

    Hey Ellsbury- Do you like apples?

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Speed Kills.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Albers bullshit.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    There are few prettier sounds than cheering in Fenway after a Yankee HR.

    ALSO FUCK YOU HITTING OUR GUYS!!

  • Winston Smith

    THAT BALL WAS NOT HIT THAT HARD!

  • bobtaco

    More of the same with these mutherfuckers…

  • Jon

    wtf why cant you bunt after someone hits a homer?

  • Brent

    I wonder what Bobby V would say if one of our guys hit Pedroia.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    GTFO Albers.

    By the way, we need a spillover thread. This one is getting too laggy.

  • Charles

    I know you guys are more excited to hear the NESPN dumbasses shutup about the Sox than you are about the HR :P