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.

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835 Comments

  1. Karl Krawfid says:

    Not confident at all tonight :(

  2. Jesse says:

    Hopefully Tech-Share-a can do something tonight.

  3. Xstar7 says:

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

  4. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  5. Jake H says:

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

  6. mbonzo says:

    ESPN just forgot who the Red Sox were playing tonight.

    • Dino Velvet says:

      ESPN – the world’s sports embarrassment.

      • mbonzo says:

        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 says:

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

    • Avi Atkin says:

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

  7. Kevin G. says:

    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.

  8. mbonzo says:

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

  9. Simon says:

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

  10. Winston Smith says:

    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.

  11. Joe Robbins says:

    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.

  12. Mykey says:

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

  13. Steve S. says:

    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.

  14. Monteroisdinero says:

    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?

  15. Jimmy McNulty says:

    I miss A-Rod.

  16. Charles says:

    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.

  17. Alex S says:

    who is that with Bobby and Orel?

  18. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I want CC to flatten Buster Olney

  19. Ivan says:

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

  20. Xstar7 says:

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

  21. mbonzo says:

    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.

  22. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  23. Xstar7 says:

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

  24. Ivan says:

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

  25. mbonzo says:

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

  26. Steve S. says:

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

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

  27. Esteban says:

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

  28. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I miss Joe Morgan already

  29. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    The frack was that picture of Youkilis?

  30. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    First Pedroia dick sucking of the night.

  31. Esteban says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

    • Jerome S. says:

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

      What the fuck.

  32. Zach says:

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

  33. Cuso says:

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

  34. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  35. Esteban says:

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

  36. Mykey says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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 says:

        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.

  37. Jerome S. says:

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

  38. karel capek says:

    Bobby Valentine sounds like Kermit the Frog.

  39. chris says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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.

      • Jerome S. says:

        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 says:

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

  40. Ivan says:

    Good AB by Granderson.

    • Winston Smith says:

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

  41. Nefarious says:

    So the Yanks are no longer hitting to many homeruns?

  42. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    First Tek-shara of the night

  43. Jimmy McNulty says:

    There goes Beckett’s PG

  44. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

    Are they afraid of Chavez hurting himself again?

  45. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  46. Steve S. says:

    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.

  47. Hmmm says:

    I’m calling a tex message

  48. Esteban says:

    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%

  49. Justin says:

    And Teix adds to his league lead in popups

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  50. mbonzo says:

    Beckett doesn’t look too good. Poor command.

  51. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Fucken hell.

  52. Mike Axisa says:

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

  53. Esteban says:

    Pedroia is an MVP candidate??

    DRINK!

  54. Jimmy McNulty says:

    How is Ellsbury 15 runs better defensively than Granderson?

  55. Logans run says:

    I believe in freddy

  56. teddy says:

    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

  57. Jerome S. says:

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

  58. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    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?

  59. Stratman9652 says:

    ESPN plus a really annoyingly loud HP Ump? Instamute.

  60. Nefarious says:

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

  61. Ivan says:

    Nice Tex!!!!!

  62. Xstar7 says:

    Tech-share-a flashing some leather.

  63. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  64. teddy says:

    thats a strike for beckett

  65. Ivan says:

    I am surprised Jeter got to that ball.

  66. mbonzo says:

    God damnit I wish his knees exploded on that slide.

  67. Mykey says:

    Wow, back to back awesomeness.

  68. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Sliding into first doesn’t work moron

    • tom says:

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

  69. Jerome S. says:

    Pedroia and his soft, childlike bones are so gritty.

  70. Logans run says:

    Jeter gets the chipmonk
    Got ya biatch

  71. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  72. Nefarious says:

    He was out but what grit.

  73. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    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.

  74. Dino Velvet says:

    WHAT GRIT!!!

  75. Esteban says:

    What a gritty dive. He tries so hard!

  76. IRF says:

    Not gritty enough

  77. Ivan says:

    Not enough grit there.

  78. Skye says:

    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.

  79. Steve S. says:

    Beckett throwing high cheese.

    Freddy throwing government cheese.

  80. Cuso says:

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

  81. mbonzo says:

    Garcia has been perfect so far.

  82. Esteban says:

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

  83. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Eduardo Scissorhands makes the play.

  84. Logans run says:

    Kick ass pop some champagne and get so Ho’s

    • Ivan says:

      Thats the New York/Yankee way.

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

  85. Dino Velvet says:

    Pedoria’s HOF statue will be made of grit.

  86. teddy says:

    good job freddy get the lead 5 and fly

  87. Cuso says:

    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.”

  88. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  89. Logans run says:

    How long before beckett hit one of our guys

  90. Mykey says:

    Such discipline Robby.

  91. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Cano, swinging at the first pitch?

    Now I’ve seen it all.

  92. Xstar7 says:

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

  93. Steve S. says:

    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.

  94. Logans run says:

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

  95. Logans run says:

    At least chavy is working beckett

  96. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Strong inning for Beckett

  97. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  98. Cuso says:

    Not pretty

  99. Ivan says:

    Get is over yet?

  100. Mike Axisa says:

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

  101. Steve S. says:

    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.

  102. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Youlk looks like the toxic avenger

  103. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Those are strikes for Beckett

  104. Xstar7 says:

    Beckett gets those last two calls

  105. Mykey says:

    Really? Really?

  106. Ivan says:

    Ok that is ridiculous. WTF were those pitches.

  107. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Are you shitting me with that ball 3 call?

  108. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    UmpEd

  109. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I love how they never show k zone for Beckett

  110. teddy says:

    2 different zones

  111. Skye says:

    MVP Candidate David Ortiz.

  112. sangreal says:

    I think the camera angle must be pretty weird

  113. Mickey Scheister says:

    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.

  114. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  115. Dino Velvet says:

    ESPN’s concerned trolling the Yankee staff.

  116. Jerome S. says:

    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 says:

      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

  117. Jerome S. says:

    Completely ignore that the Sox pitching is pretty meh.

  118. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    This announer is pro redsox i believe.

  119. Esteban says:

    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.

  120. Cuso says:

    it’s bout 2 get ugly

  121. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  122. mbonzo says:

    To hell with you BABIP, you asshole.

  123. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Its going to shit get hughes up

  124. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    All because of those non strike calls against Youk

  125. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  126. simon says:

    fuck fox announcers

  127. Esteban says:

    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.

  128. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  129. teddy says:

    get hughes up

  130. Ivan says:

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

  131. mbonzo says:

    Garcia doesn’t have an out pitch tonight.

  132. Cuso says:

    sweating like a whore in church

  133. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    DP from Varitek

  134. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    High pitch count for freddy

  135. Xstar7 says:

    Big K! C’mon Freddy, get a DP

  136. mt says:

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

    Can we get a DP from Salty?

  137. Jerome S. says:

    Garcia officially going into fuck shit up mode.

  138. IRF says:

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

  139. mt says:

    Varitek -even better chance.

  140. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    /heart starts beating again

  141. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  142. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  143. Ivan says:

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

  144. Dino Velvet says:

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

  145. Ivan says:

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

  146. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Its my ball Biatch!

  147. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    God I hate BABIP.

  148. Xstar7 says:

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

  149. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  150. mt says:

    Let’s keep it to one run now.

  151. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nice, real nice

  152. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    That sucked freddy already down a quart of sweat

  153. teddy says:

    that should end the game

  154. IRF says:

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

  155. ItsATarp says:

    some shitty luck this inning

  156. Tom says:

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

    • sangreal says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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.

  157. Kostas says:

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

  158. Brent says:

    Not bad Freddy, not bad.

    • Kostas says:

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

  159. IRF says:

    Yes. Freddy really lucked out that inning Shulman

  160. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Gritty catch there

  161. Ivan says:

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

  162. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  163. Steve S. says:

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

    We’re doooomed.

  164. Esteban says:

    Only one run, but lots of pitches.

  165. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    • Tom says:

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

  166. JM says:

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

  167. Nogomo says:

    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.

  168. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Mute button at the ready

  169. Ivan says:

    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.

  170. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  171. Jorge says:

    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.

  172. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    And muteing now

  173. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    There goes the no no

  174. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  175. Skye says:

    Oh dear god, 2004 flashbacks.

  176. Xstar7 says:

    There’s our first 2004 reference for the day.

  177. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  178. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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.

  179. Jorge says:

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

  180. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Gritty Russ

  181. Jerome S. says:

    fuck yeah bitches
    /classless Red Sox Fan

  182. Jerome S. says:

    Truthfully? Stephen Strasburg > anyone on the Red Sox

  183. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Not gritty

  184. Steve S. says:

    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.

  185. IRF says:

    Curt Schilling: Still pissed at Joe Carter

  186. Ivan says:

    Fuck.

  187. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    fucking BABIP

  188. Mykey says:

    SUCH GRIT!

  189. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Now thats grit

  190. Xstar7 says:

    Shit, the BABIP gods hate us today.

  191. mbonzo says:

    I hate BABIP. Something has to give!

  192. Esteban says:

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

    /hyperbole

  193. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  194. teddy says:

    jeter smoked that, nothing you can do that

  195. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeter is having the best swings in the lineup.

  196. Esteban says:

    Yeah, Ochocinco’s girl was pretty hot.

  197. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

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

    Whoops

  198. Tom says:

    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.

  199. Jerome S. says:

    I can’t even…

  200. Esteban says:

    How many DRINKS are we up to this inning?

  201. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

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

  202. Steve S. says:

    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.

  203. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  204. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  205. IRF says:

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

  206. Brent says:

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

  207. Xstar7 says:

    That was a sweet play by Jeets.

  208. Mykey says:

    Jeet is killing it tonight!

  209. mbonzo says:

    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

  210. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    finally BABIP fucks the Sox

  211. Esteban says:

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

  212. Ivan says:

    Wow that play was amazing…

  213. Will says:

    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.

  214. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Aaaand muted

  215. Xstar7 says:

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

  216. Jerome S. says:

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

  217. Sheepmeister says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  218. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

    Wow shilling is fat

  219. bobtaco says:

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

  220. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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

  221. Chris says:

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

  222. Arodsperfecttoothbrushbristlesin says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  223. Ivan says:

    too quick Granderson.

  224. IRF says:

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

  225. StanfordBen says:

    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 says:

      I would say NESN is more objective.

    • mbonzo says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  226. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Tex message here

  227. teddy says:

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

    • Mike Axisa says:

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

      /rolls eyes, makes wanking motion

    • Tom says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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.

  228. Ivan says:

    Lets go Cano.

  229. Arod/tips/the/best says:

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

  230. nedro says:

    long at bat for rob…

  231. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice at-bat, Robbie. Regardless of outcome.

  232. Ivan says:

    Come on Montero….oh wait my bad.

  233. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck Fenway.

  234. Ivan says:

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

  235. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  236. Mike Axisa says:

    Ugh, wrong part of the park.

  237. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  238. Justin says:

    ughhhh FUCK fenway

  239. mbonzo says:

    Wow, Swisher you were SO close!

  240. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Fuck this piece of shit ballpark

  241. ItsATarp says:

    How fucking lucky can beckett get?

  242. Jerome S. says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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.

  243. Winston Smith says:

    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.

  244. Karl Krawfid says:

    1 fucking hit.

  245. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Swisher the utimate tease

  246. IRF says:

    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

  247. tom says:

    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.

  248. Xstar7 says:

    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.

  249. Nogomo says:

    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.

  250. Mike Axisa says:

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

    • Ivan says:

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      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.

  251. Ivan says:

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

  252. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    at least the Sox kinda got BABIP fucked there

  253. mbonzo says:

    Drink everytime they say something good about a Yankees player.

  254. EricVA says:

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

  255. Jerome S. says:

    Valentine needs to go to a retirement home and die.

  256. Mister Delaware says:

    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.”

  257. Steve says:

    Walking Varitek is pretty inexcusable

  258. Cy Pettitte says:

    2 out walk to Varitek. wonderful.

  259. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    of course. walking Varitek is a good idea

  260. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  261. Winston Smith says:

    Scutaro has killed us this series. Stop him.

  262. mbonzo says:

    I think you gotta get Hughes up here.

  263. Jerome S. says:

    Is this a fuckin joke?

  264. Ivan says:

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

  265. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    This is what happens when you walk Varitek

  266. IRF says:

    I empathize with Joe West

  267. Xstar7 says:

    Freddy is battling.

  268. mbonzo says:

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

  269. EricVA says:

    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.

  270. Dino Velvet says:

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

  271. Steve says:

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

  272. Ivan says:

    Montero could of done that…

  273. Justin says:

    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?”

  274. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  275. Ivan says:

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

  276. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice one, Russ.

  277. JM says:

    Martin why…

  278. Mykey says:

    GOD DAMNIT!

  279. Justin says:

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

  280. Jimmy McNulty says:

    How the shit does that happen?

  281. teddy says:

    martin that was pathetic,

  282. Dino Velvet says:

    Reddick is so gritty.

  283. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  284. Xstar7 says:

    How fucking lucky can the Red Sox get tonight?

  285. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Tie game baby!

  286. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  287. Steve says:

    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

  288. Ivan says:

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

  289. Winston Smith says:

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

  290. Justin says:

    Nune? Wasn’t expecting that

  291. Stratman9652 says:

    C’mon, Russ. Can’t be greedy.

  292. Mike Axisa says:

    Eduardo Nunez is unimpressed by Josh Beckett.

  293. mbonzo says:

    NUNEZ! I guess benching Jorge works.

  294. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    F-ing love Nunez

  295. Jerome S. says:

    SUCK MY NUTS, BOSTON.

  296. Erica says:

    NUNEZ OH MY GOD WHAT DO THAT MORE

  297. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    NUNIE!!

    Also don’t get too excited there, ESPN

  298. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Nunez.

  299. Mister Delaware says:

    Fenway!

  300. JM says:

    NUUUUUUNNNNIEEEEEEEE!!!

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

  301. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  302. bobtaco says:

    That ball was crushed, what the fuck, Orel?

  303. Steve says:

    FUCK FENWAY!!!!!!!!!

  304. Sheepmeister says:

    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.

  305. Brent says:

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

  306. Winston Smith says:

    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 says:

      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.

  307. HD says:

    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…

  308. Xstar7 says:

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

  309. Jerome S. says:

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

  310. Dino Velvet says:

    Boy, that Nunez has grit.

  311. Stratman9652 says:

    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.

  312. mbonzo says:

    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.

  313. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Did smoltz really call that a fenway hr?

  314. Cy Pettitte says:

    go Brett, fuck you Beckett.

  315. Winston Smith says:

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

  316. Xstar7 says:

    That was a gritty single by Brett.

  317. mbonzo says:

    Beckett out for the next 2 seasons.

  318. Justin says:

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

  319. Brent says:

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

  320. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nice, add some Philly dick sucking too.

  321. Monteroisdinero says:

    A HR and we hit Beckett. Nice.

  322. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  323. mbonzo says:

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

  324. Zach says:

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

  325. Ivan says:

    No chance.

  326. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  327. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Gardner is so awesome.

  328. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  329. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Gritner.

  330. JM says:

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

  331. Mister Delaware says:

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

  332. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Make it 3 well hit outs for Jeter tonight.

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

  333. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  334. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  335. teddy says:

    jeter can’t catch a break

  336. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  337. mbonzo says:

    This is a big inning for Garcia.

  338. Xstar7 says:

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

  339. Steve says:

    That would have been a damn fine play by Cano

  340. Cy Pettitte says:

    god damnit I hate that munchkin

  341. Winston Smith says:

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

  342. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Now thats a gritty hit by the chipmonk

  343. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    Why the fuck are we watching Dustin Pedroia hop around?

  344. Esteban says:

    Slurp Slurp Slurp.

  345. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    “If you like baseball you gotta like PEDroia”

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

  346. Zach says:

    Get Logan up.

  347. Mister Delaware says:

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

  348. IRF says:

    I can’t even

  349. Ivan says:

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

  350. MannyGeee says:

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

    I hate ESPN

    • Skye says:

      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.

  351. Max says:

    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

  352. Stratman9652 says:

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

  353. Mister Delaware says:

    Great fucking throw.

  354. Steve says:

    Great throw and tag. So pretty

  355. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol Martin’s cannon > PEDroia

  356. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    OUT. fuck you PEDroia.

  357. Justin says:

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

  358. Winston Smith says:

    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.

  359. IRF says:

    Highlight of the night. Great Job Russ

  360. mbonzo says:

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

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

      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.

  361. Jimmy McNulty says:

    I just fist pumped.

  362. Esteban says:

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

  363. Erica says:

    Russ just made up for his baserunning there.

  364. Skye says:

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

  365. CUYanks says:

    “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”

  366. Xstar7 says:

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

  367. Michael Mirabella says:

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

  368. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Shift’d

  369. Mister Delaware says:

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

  370. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  371. Ivan says:

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

  372. Stratman9652 says:

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

  373. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  374. Winston Smith says:

    Pedroia hit that bench harder than Nunez hit that HR.

  375. jay says:

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

  376. Rockstar4Life says:

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

  377. Mike Axisa says:

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

  378. Dino Velvet says:

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

  379. wow says:

    just got home. Freddy gettin’ it done!

  380. Steve says:

    Jeter has made some very nice defensive plays tonight

  381. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  382. MannyGeee says:

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

  383. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  384. Mike Axisa says:

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

  385. JFH says:

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

  386. Arod/tips/the/best says:

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

  387. Ivan says:

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

  388. Mykey says:

    Time for a Tex message. Step up.

  389. iloveyoubartolo says:

    Two flyballs, no line drives.

  390. Justin says:

    Mark goes the other way!?

  391. bobtaco says:

    Tex went opposite field! Joy!

  392. Kevin G. says:

    Great now they moved on to sucking off Beckett

  393. Erica says:

    What the shit is a “Fenway Park single”?

  394. HD says:

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

  395. Mike Axisa says:

    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.

  396. Winston Smith says:

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

  397. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  398. mbonzo says:

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

  399. MannyGeee says:

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

    And he’s right

  400. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  401. Ivan says:

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

  402. Rockstar4Life says:

    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.

  403. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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?

  404. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    No gidp here please god

  405. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Wtf tex run fatboy run

  406. Mister Delaware says:

    Hard 0-fer so far for Swish.

  407. Xstar7 says:

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

    Beckett has gotten so lucky tonight.

  408. mbonzo says:

    Eric Chavez, become a true Yankee here.

  409. IRF says:

    Nick Swisher is just murdering the ball lately

  410. Hall and Nokes says:

    I feel a pinstripe earning

  411. tom says:

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

  412. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankees suck chant starts, of course.

  413. Justin says:

    K-Zone is terrible. Please go away.

  414. Ivan says:

    Come on Chavez

  415. Jon says:

    i like the green light

    gotta give the stash a chance

  416. Mykey says:

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

  417. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    “a good job of swinging and missing” oh lord

  418. Jon says:

    bases loaded?

  419. mbonzo says:

    Nice at bat from Chavez.

  420. MannyGeee says:

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

  421. Justin says:

    The Chavstache is dead to me.

  422. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Ugh, right down the middle.

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

  423. Ivan says:

    Damn that was kinda filthy yikes!!!

  424. Rainbow Connection says:

    Did the Yanks trade for Beltran?

  425. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jesus Christ just look at it Chavez.

  426. IRF says:

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

  427. tom says:

    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…

  428. teddy says:

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

  429. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    These Sunday night games are always low scoring…

  430. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  431. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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

  432. Ivan says:

    Logan do ya thing.

  433. Mykey says:

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

    • Rainbow Connection says:

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

      • Mykey says:

        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.

  434. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Those looked like strikes

  435. Ivan says:

    Where the fuck were those pitches my god.

  436. Rockstar4Life says:

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

  437. Mike Axisa says:

    You had him 0-2 Boone. Dammit.

  438. Jon says:

    too bad logan doesnt get beckette calls

  439. teddy says:

    had him k twice

  440. IRF says:

    Two PERFECT two strike pitches. What can ya do?

  441. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Logan is back get the kids out of the room.

  442. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck, BABIP fucked yet again.

  443. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

    …wtf was that, Eddie?

  444. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Fucking seeing eye single bullshit.

  445. mbonzo says:

    Infield-in failure again.

  446. bobtaco says:

    Why the hell was Nunez playing in so close there?

  447. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  448. HD says:

    WTF. Now crawford hits lefties.

  449. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    wtf our lefties can’t get Crawford out

  450. Simon says:

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

  451. Rockstar4Life says:

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

  452. Mike Axisa says:

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

  453. Xstar7 says:

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

  454. Jerome S. says:

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

    • Jetrer says:

      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.

  455. V says:

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

  456. mbonzo says:

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

  457. mbonzo says:

    Corey Wade over David Robertson?

  458. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ortiz struck out.

    BS Call.

  459. Xstar7 says:

    Do your thang, Cory.

  460. Ivan says:

    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.

  461. ItsATarp says:

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

  462. Ivan says:

    Double play ball i want right now.

  463. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Varitek and Scutaro better get them out

  464. chris says:

    Does this situation not scream for Robertson???

  465. Winston Smith says:

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

  466. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy shit thank you Varitek.

  467. Esteban says:

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

  468. bobtaco says:

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

  469. Xstar7 says:

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

  470. Mister Delaware says:

    Whaaa?

  471. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  472. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Lol
    Popped up on ball 4

  473. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

    Jason Varitek should not.

    We just caught a huge break.

  474. Jetrer says:

    thank you very much for having Varitek swing 3-0

  475. Ivan says:

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

  476. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Big hit for Scutaro here

  477. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  478. Jon says:

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

  479. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  480. A.J. Burnett says:

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

  481. Xstar7 says:

    Marco Scutaro is a pesky bastard.

  482. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    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.

  483. Jerome S. says:

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

  484. Cy Pettitte says:

    MORE INFIELD HITS PLEASE

    christ.

  485. HD says:

    Fucking kidding me

  486. Jon says:

    god damn it

  487. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Keep looking at it guys. Just keep looking.

  488. Jimmy McNulty says:

    HYOU MOTHERFUCKING DUMBSHIT

  489. Mister Delaware says:

    How many fucking dinks is that tonight?

  490. ItsATarp says:

    wow more infield hits…are you kidding me

  491. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  492. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Robby wtf

  493. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    wtf was that?

  494. Skye says:

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

  495. Mike Axisa says:

    Another bullshit hit.

    • Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  496. Esteban says:

    fuck this shit.

  497. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Ugh, that has to be Jeter’s ball.

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

  498. Monteroisdinero says:

    Awful luck.

  499. Justin says:

    Ugh Robbie let Derek get that!

    • mt says:

      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.

  500. Ivan says:

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

  501. mbonzo says:

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

  502. jay says:

    they’ve gotten every single break in this game

  503. Xstar7 says:

    So many cheap base hits, so little time.

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

  504. Winston Smith says:

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

  505. JMK says:

    Corey Wade is still out there?

  506. bobtaco says:

    Is Robertson even up?

  507. Rockstar4Life says:

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

  508. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    YEAH.

  509. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh thank fucking god, Cory.

  510. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Cory Wade I love you

  511. Karim Garcia says:

    Hell yes WADE!

  512. Winston Smith says:

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

  513. Mykey says:

    Thank you God!

  514. Mike Axisa says:

    Cory Wade, true fucking Yankee.

  515. Esteban says:

    Corey Wade. Just getting the job done. NBD.

  516. wow says:

    oh man…

  517. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  518. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    Nunez wanted no part of that fly out lol

  519. Simon says:

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

  520. mbonzo says:

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

  521. Brendan says:

    Most Valuable Pop-up

  522. Ivan says:

    Great job C-Wade.

  523. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  524. Jon says:

    Yankees have no excuse not to win now after that

  525. IRF says:

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

  526. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  527. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  528. Simon says:

    Did we just dodge a bullet or what?

  529. mbonzo says:

    Ellsbury has left 8 men on base so far.

  530. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Matt Albers…heheheh

  531. Mike Axisa says:

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

  532. Ken says:

    Ok time to bring in Luis Ayala.

  533. HD says:

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

  534. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunie bomb here

  535. Xstar7 says:

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

  536. Esteban says:

    Mike- can we haz a new thread?

  537. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Are they really complaining about Beckett? punch me…

  538. IRF says:

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

  539. Justin says:

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

  540. mbonzo says:

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

  541. Mykey says:

    That was a strike? Ugh.

  542. mt says:

    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.

  543. Xstar7 says:

    That ball was low and inside.

  544. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bull fucking shit

  545. Ivan says:

    Of course that’s a strike smfh….

  546. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Awesome strike zone.

  547. Arod/tips/the/best says:

    This umpire is hella bad

  548. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  549. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  550. JM says:

    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!

  551. bobtaco says:

    This strike zone is all over the place.

  552. Jon says:

    fuck yes

  553. jay says:

    GARDY!!!!!!

  554. HD says:

    Fuck yea!

  555. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  556. Winston Smith says:

    GARDY! SHE’S GONE!

  557. Alex S says:

    GARDY!!

  558. Mykey says:

    Yeah baby! Gritner!

  559. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    GARDY!!!!

  560. Mister Delaware says:

    Blastoff!

  561. Mykey says:

    Yeah baby! Gritner!

  562. Mike Axisa says:

    BRETT FUCKING GARDNAH!!!

  563. Xstar7 says:

    GRITNER! Holy shit!

  564. Justin says:

    A gritty home run by Gardner!!

  565. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Did Gardner just plant one?

    Hells yeah!

  566. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    BRETT GARDNER IS GOING GOLFING.

  567. mbonzo says:

    GARDNER! You gritty son of a bitch.

  568. pat says:

    GARDYBOMBBBBBBBBBBB

  569. Jetrer says:

    Gritty as hell, Gardy, Gritty as hell

  570. a.hinds says:

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

  571. Charles says:

    GARDY!!!!!

  572. mt says:

    Thank you, Matt Albers sinker.

  573. Erica says:

    GARDY IS GRITTIER

  574. Arod/tips/the/best says:

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

  575. Karim Garcia says:

    Holy shit Brett with the big stick!

  576. Hall and Nokes says:

    Another bullshit Fenway home run.

  577. Esteban says:

    GRITNER JUST OUTGRITTED EVERYBODY.

    and the NESPN announcers are now silent.

  578. Stratman9652 says:

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

  579. IRF says:

    Hey Ellsbury- Do you like apples?

  580. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Speed Kills.

  581. Cy Pettitte says:

    Albers bullshit.

  582. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    ALSO FUCK YOU HITTING OUR GUYS!!

  583. Winston Smith says:

    THAT BALL WAS NOT HIT THAT HARD!

  584. bobtaco says:

    More of the same with these mutherfuckers…

  585. Jon says:

    wtf why cant you bunt after someone hits a homer?

  586. Brent says:

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

  587. Xstar7 says:

    GTFO Albers.

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

  588. Charles says:

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