Eduardo Nunez and Brett Gardner. Just like they drew it up.
Are we seriously having a balk conversation?
Another Bobby V. garbage comment.
It sure looks like a balk though.
Cory Wade is a trendying topic on Twitter
LOL FauxJSterling came up in my Cory Wade search. Oh, Suzyn.
Time for Luis Ayala.
Hell no. It’s SoRoMo time.
Loading time is finally bearable.
I was planning on post the spillover after the inning, but Gardner messed that up. I’m not complaining.
Mmmm I love me some spillover thread.
Does anyone actually know what a balk really looks like?
Balkin’ Bob Davidson does!
Some of them are easy, like when the pitcher is on the rubber and drops the ball. A lefty pitcher is not supposed to bring his front leg passes his back leg before throwing to first, but you can’t really see that on TV.
ok time to put the game out of reach
Morales vs Tex…I love this Match up here for the Yankees.
never seen so many balks all in a arow
Techs Message here
Put it out of reach, Tex.
I’d love to see Tex hit a weak little pop fly over the monster so much right now.
Beckett only went 101 pitches. That he couldn’t go more in a big game tells me he’s not at 100%.
I don’t think so…he looked really erratic in his last inning, I think Francona just wanted to get him out of there before the Yankees could break through.
it’s not actually a big game…
It’s August 7th. It’s not a ‘big game’.
please walk cano in for another run
nothing is greater than cano walking a run in
Blow this open
I never saw the Gardenr HR coming. Totally caught me off guard.
its funny how swishers 2 outs were hit further than gardners home run
1 was. the other was a can-of-corn at YS3
do some fucking damage Robbie
I sure hope Cano can drive in a few.
Red sox fans tears taste so sweet.
Base hit Robbie, come on.
PS, please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD don’t swing at the first pitch.
Cano def gonna swing at first pitch after that walk.
Bust it open robby tatoo that f ing wall
Ripe spot for Cano to swing at the 1st pitch.
C’mon Yankees, don’t let this opportunity to blow the game open go wasted.
Do it Robbie.
Franklin Morales, Greg Maddux… You say tomato, I say tomato.
Come on Robbie. Put this game out of reach!
Cano knows he should take a strike here, right?
The part of Terry Francona that asks that is his brain.
Well fuck me.
Leaving this guy in to face Robbie simply because he’s a lefty is definitely stupid.
And people though Logan was bad
Dont do him any favors Cano.
Way to bail out Morales, Robbie.
Way to let him off the hook
meh… just hold on now
What happened to the Robinson Cano from 2010?
SoRoMo time. Shut them down and show everyone again how the Yankee bullpen is the shit.
Robbie had a perfect hanging breaking ball.
Scutaro would have gotten a hit there…
Sori/robo/mo lets end this game and give ESPN A NICE SHIT SANDWICH TO EAT.
Tough part of the order due up.
All of the Sox order is tough. Even Varitek and Scutaro.
was the pitch a strike that robbie hit?
Looked good to me.
Gonzales or Youk needs to get drilled.
yes, that would be a very smart thing to do
Just beat them. That’s better payback.
I’d rather win.
No, don’t give them free base runners in a close game.
Yeah def. Tight game best course of action is give them some free base runners.
I’m hoping Bobby Valentine busts out Rainbow Connection sometime this broadcast.
lol that promo totally shows the red sox winning the game
9 more outs.
This game hasn’t exactly gone the way we drew it up, but you can’t ask for anything more than a lead in the 7th and a chance to go Soriano –> Robertson –> Rivera
Shut it down boys
Time to earn your bacon, Sori.
1,2,3 – let’s go Soriano
Who’s that little kid hanging out in the Yankees dugout next to Girardi?
Can we start calling Soriano MFIKY? When can we call him MFIKY?
When he starts to regularly “K” hitters?
1) I don’t think anyone in this booth knows who David Robertson is, or knows he’s been one of the top-5 relievers in baseball this year.
2) Whoever put that pre-inning highlight reel together clearly doesn’t know what the score says.
maybe its just me
but the ump sounds like hes saying zig heil when he calls a strike
Did they bring up the Ortiz-whining-about-an-RBI moment from earlier this week or does Soriano just make a more interesting story?
I think that Soriano makes a way more interesting story.
But then again, I’ve been waiting to hear someone talk about the Yankees all night, and I already know that Papi’s a little bitch.
seriously? he has his own rules??
wow bobby v is annoying
He’s been annoying for over 3 hours now, he doesn’t know when to say something meaningful or just to completely shut-up.
Yikes got away with a hanger there Soriano.
lol @ John Lackey being the Red Sox #3 starter.
Lackey is the #3 biggest douche, not sure about him being the #3 pitcher.
Attetion Everyone: Pennants are won with bullpens. That is all.
The Phillies are screwed.
And Boston’s bullpen is equally as fantastic as the Yankees. Got it?
No it’s not. Regardless of tonight’s outcome.
another 1-2-3 for Sori, is this the return of MFIKY?
Nice job, MFIKY.
Insurance runs por favor!!
Soriano looking like a beast since coming back from the DL.
What the heck is Youk complaining about?
he’s upset that he was born so damn ugly
He thought the ball was in the dirt, so he tried going to first.
But I like Jetrer’s answer better.
Sit down toxic avenger
Soriano is pitching a perfect game
You guys that are stuck with ESPN, turn on WCBS and listen to the game and watch the game on tv muted.
The TV is delayed, so they don’t match up well at all.
Great job, sori
Let’s see if the Yankees can get some insurance off of uber-reliever Danyal Bahhd.
Scratch that, Dahn Wheelah.
We can haz insurance?
Insurance runs plz.
the fans have such sad sullen expressions, belying an inferiority complex.
and you can hear a pin drop in the ESPN announcer’s booth.
“let’s go Yankees” in Fenway. Awesome.
I’ve definitely come around on Soriano. His lengthy injury gave me time to simmer down about his outrageous contract/mild ineffectiveness.
His contract is terrible regardless, but if he can go out and dominate like Robertson has this year then people will be very quiet on Levine’s mistake.
Attention RAB readers.
I’m waiting for my apology.
Even if Soriano is good, it doesn’t mean the contract was a good idea.
Dear Randy Levine,
I am sorry that you are such a jerk.
I believe that you are the real Randy Levine.
And we’re waiting for your retirement!
Last time they chanted Yankees suck, Gardner hit his HR. Continue the trend Swish.
Chavez bomb here.
You mean MATTINGLY bomb here.
HANG ON TO THE ROOF!
Bayer is an incredibly cheap company
Good to see that I wasn’t the only person who saw that. What cheap asses
Lol 150k wtf
Nova giving AJ some lessons on how to pitch.
oh course Bobby V drops the : “HE WAS SENT DOWN TO Teh MINORS WITH TEH 8 WINZ!”
Nova should just walk away.
Oh no, Burnett is talking to Nova, ahh, he might get infected hehehe
nova is this guy’s top 5? good to know….
Yankees hit too many home runs in this game.
This pace is excrutiantingly slow
No, it was a good word.
Unfortunately years from now Burnett will hear about the 13-1 game where he could not finish 5 innings for the win. It will become shorthand like the “Jeter flip play”
On another note, Posada is also saying to Chavez “I can strike out 3 times too.”
Chavez likely would have played either way. Nunez replaced Posada.
But can he rock a stache?
best curveball I’ve ever seen: AJ Burnett’s. His stuff is ELECTRIC!!!!11!
Dan Wheeler? really? ok.
posada on the bunch and the stash striking out left and right
that was ball 4,5 and 6
wtf Dan Wheeler is like their bullpen John Lackey.
Alright do ya thing D-Rob.
Let’s go K-RoBB
“Maybe a few too many walks” Maybe you’re a bit dumb.
ugh, I hate how they ruin a good song that really isnt even theres, earth to boston fans, Neil Diamond is a New Yorker.
Good times never been so gooood…
Jeter will never move from the SS position. Never biatches
Because a)bunting is stupid and b) Ortiz is comically slow. It’s simple, Bobby.
Actually, is that really the answer? Same for Teix and others who get the shift? I’m sure there’s a reason they don’t do it, but I don’t get it. If you successfully (or even nearly successfully) did it once, they’d probably stop shifting on you, which apparently is worth like 50 BA points. What’s the reason?
I was dying. I’m thinking DRob could grab the ball and throw it over to first well before Big Papi can get to 1st.
Papi with the gritty hustle
You expect that guy to bunt his way on?
Wow second pitch was down the middle.
seriously, where was that?
Anyone have the PitchFX link? I think it’s because they got crossed up, but it seemed right down the middle.
Right down the middle
that was a ball?
Hmmmmm… right down the middle and called a ball. That sounds about right for this game.
that was a strike. thanks for framing, russell.
He looked crossed up on that.
Why can’t David Ortiz bunt to get on base?
1) A homer is way more valuable than a bunt single
2) Ortiz is fat and slow, and the pitcher/catcher would have ages to get over and field the ball and still be able to throw him out.
3) Ortiz is fat and slow, so you’ll probably have to pinch run for him even if he does get on with a bunt.
Seriously, listening to this stuff it’s hard to believe that Bobby V managed a team to a pennant.
1) you ignored the probabilities and relative difficulties of the two outcomes.
2) the idea is a hard bunt up the line to where the 3rd base would be playing. ortiz could walk to first.
3) losing ortiz at this point in the game would not be that big of a deal
Obviously, Ortiz couldn’t execute this (I’m sure he’s never practiced) but it’s a absolutely a fair point to raise, especially leading off a late inning in a one run game.
The probability of Ortiz hitting a home run is significantly higher than the probability of Ortiz dropping a perfect bunt down the line (and make no mistake, Ortiz would have to place it perfectly to have any chance of beating the throw.)
Additionally, losing Ortiz is a really big deal. If you’re trying to get a bunt single, then it’s pretty obvious that you’re playing for the tie–I have a feeling that Boston would want Ortiz’s bat if the game goes to extras.
Very few things are on a baseball field are less likely than a HR. Ortiz has hit a homer less than 5% of his PAs on the season. I might agree with you that as is, Ortiz would struggle putting one down, but the point Bobby was making was that practicing that bunt would be worthwhile. If Ortiz could be trusted to put it in play hard enough, there’s no way Jeter gets there and throws him out.
And if I could increase my chances of seeing extra innings and at least postponing the loss, I’d do it gladly (even if it meant I lost a good hitter)
oh shit, we have bigger problems…
Smh….Now catch Crawford the next couple games, go for like 1-17 or something like that.
I dislike complaining about the umps because it’a cop-out and we really only do it when we’re losing, but OH MY GOD.
What is up with Carl Crawford? 9 for his last 10? And of course he waited for this series to hit his hot streak.
Why does Crawford own us?
Sick of seeing Crawford get on again and again in this series.
Robertson just struck out Martin!
Come on DRob, get Varitek out.
well that wasn’t a great play
Shit. Please don’t give up a single now D-Rob.
Huh, looked like Reddick made contact there.
Bear down K-Rob, you got this.
what’s the rule on the strike out in the dirt again?
Lets go D-Rob.
if DRob can’t get Tek here I give up.
No matter how hot CC has become, if Varitek gets a hit it is our own fault. Must not happen.
C’mon D-Rob. You can get the corpse of Jason Varitek out.
Come on DRob
come on martin
Wow, can’t remember Russell fucking up like that.
Jesus christ Martin
Shades of Posada
If he scores on a wild pitch/passed ball, I will scream.
Suck our nuts, you classless monkeys.
Scissorhands has it! 3 outs to go!
Yes! Thanks Varitek.
Captain Varitek with those gritty intangibles.
Way to get out of that jam D-Rob
Another clutch pop up by Jason Varitek. That’s why he’s the captain.
DRob! ok, now, we Mo today, we win today. das it.
Varitek was pawned.
score some runs now please, this game is giving me an ulcer
Score at least one run, please.
Robertson just wanted him at 3rd because he rolls like that.
K-Rob is a beast.
I’d love to blow this game open here and give Mo the night off.
if we score 20 runs this inning i still want mo to pitch
Now that Papelblown is in the game, I really want us to hang some runs on them.
I just did a shitload of fistpumping there
Yankee Captain >>>>>>> Red Sux captain
Jason Varitek-captain clutch
This James Brown Gatorade commercial makes me wanna get up offa that thang and make me strut my shit.
And here comes the gushing over Jonathan Papelbon.
Let’s pound Papeldouche this inning.
wow that half-inning left me nauseous as fuck. I’d really like one more run from the Yankees.
I didn’t know ERAs had slashes in them now. Nice typo ESPN.
Oh look, it’s Pap Smear.
Ha, Bobby V was like, “Screw K/BB, look at those saves! Now that’s a stat that tells you something!”
Nice high pitch for strike 1.
WTF are they talking about in the booth?
it’s just better to not actually pay attention.
Bobby Valentine is batshit insane.
Haha as the game gets longer, his comments get more asinine.
The grass is green.
Gardy is not a 20 HR guy Bobby STFU
maybe he’s like Ichiro. he could hit tons of HRs but he just doesn’t feel like it.
Could you imagine if he was? He’d be way more valuable than Ellsbury, since the only difference between them is power and Gardner’s really as good or better in all other aspects of the game.
Nice try Tacoby, but Brett is grittier than you.
Thanks for sucking, ellsbury!
Gardner is too gritty for you Ellsbury
Create some havoc on the basepaths, Gardy…
LOL @ Varitek thinking he can throw out Gardy, let alone anyone!
I bet all three Molina brothers could steal off Varitek.
I bet Ortiz could steal off Varitek.
I wish the Twinkies played a day game tomorrow
where’s Balkin Bob when you need him?
Love how WCBS is talking about how quiet fenway is :)
and way to go gardener!
Nice try Varitek. You’ll get him next time, if there is a next time.
really bad night for Tek.
21 in a row for Gardy.
lets make it 22
Varitek didn’t even have a chance to throw out Gardner.
Varitek is thw worst defensive catcher in baseball
Jarrodson Varitekalamacchia is the best defensive catcher in baseball
Come on Grandy
Dear god why do the announcers think Gardner steals 3rd with 2 out and Granderson up at the plate.
Clearly because of the no look. Best pitching move of all time
Please be hitting Granderson.
Let’s do dis Mo
Ugh the yankees are such RISP fail
Thank god for Too Many Homers.
Strike them down, Mo.
Judging by his douchey facial hair, the guy in that Ford commercial is probably a Sox fan.
Longeat effing 2-1 game ever
They really do worship Mo, which sucks because I wanted more reasons to hate the booth.
Keep Fenway silent, Mo.
Please do this Mariano. I won’t be able to go on the internet tomorrow if you don’t.
Fuckin’ mo. A blown save would be awful
MARCO FUCKING SCUTARO
That fucking Yankee killer.
really 4 for 4
Yeah, that just happened.
that’s not keeping them silent…
Shit just got real.
Marco fucking Scutaro.
Ugh kinda hard to believe that wasnt out.
Nothing’s come easy tonight so far, I guess the 9th will be no exception.
Lock it down, Mo.
Yeah, fuck you.
Wow close call
WTF no please no not tonight
Scary Mo…just scary
Don’t blow this, Mo. We cannot lose to the Sox with our best two pitchers getting destroyed.
Shut fenway the fuck up mo!
Really? Marco Scutaro? What the fuck Mo?
He actually has hit him well in the past…
Who’s ready for the clutchiest, gritiest, sac fly?
i don’t like this at all.
Not a strike!!!???
Blind umpire. This is not the time to blow calls.
Mo is always good for a blown save against the Sox. Crap!
Well, I am no longer surprised when Mo blows a save. Not saying it will happen, but it no longer surprises me.
It happened right when I hit submit. Thanks mo.
4-4. Freaking lame. I hate Scutaro. Jut blow it already so I don’t have to stay up and watch an extra inning game.
Fuck you, Mo. Fuck you.
You take that back!
THIS GAME WILL LAST UNTIL FOREVER
This game won’t end!
of all the days…
Way to go Mo. Great job! Unfucking believable. Another blown save.
We’ve got nobody in that pen. Hughes, Ayala, Noesi. We’re through. Fuck you, Mo.
teix and cano need to go back to back
game over because these chokers want to pitched inside, redsox are better yanks gutless
I wanna go to bed :-(
Hughes pitching the rest of this game?
You have got to be kidding…
If they lose this game, it is on Russell Martin.
Rivera made his pitch and hit the target perfectly. You simply cannot throw a Red Sox hitter an inside cutter in the 9th inning of a 1-run game at Fenway Park, and ESPECIALLY a righty hitter like Scuatro whose only power is to the pull field.
Stupid pitch, bad result. Russell Martin has called an awful game all night, and they have gotten lucky that they haven’t been burnt already by it.
You only show up when shit like this happens.
Leave now, I’m already sick of you.
Not even close. Stupid pitch selection, not poor performance.
When you give them the pitch they are sitting on time and time again, what do you expect the result to be? He threw the same pitch to Pedroia and was lucky it was only a sac fly.
The infield is in, a situation in which you need to throw the ball down and away and get him to tap it to an infielder. What did Martin call? High fastballs. Stupid pitch, stupid result. It’s not a shocker to anyone who watches these games.
I don’t post just because something bad happens, I post when there are mental mistakes that slip under the radar because half of you people are unwilling to ever think about the game. If he gave up a home run, I wouldn’t be posting because that’s not anything that really stands out a ton.
You post because you think you are a genius and see what all of us mere peons miss and you need to educate us.
Hint: Most of the time you are completely wrong and completely talking out of your ass, but feel free to continue being a douche.
I am 100% correct here, and you know it.
You all are just too afraid to admit it because it would mean that you would have to acknowledge that you are obsessed with shooting down my posts, regardless of their content.
So what was the alternative? Pound the zone with cutters away and hope batters never make an adjustment? You’re good at saying hat was wrong but never both to say what the right move was.
Yes, in a 1 run game in the 9th inning in Fenway Park, you continue to pound the zone with cutters away.
Scutaro was taking pitches on the outer half all at bat without even coming close to taking the bat off of his shoulder. There was only one thing on his mind, and that was to try to pull the ball.
You don’t have to just throw it down and away. You can throw one up in the zone to try to get him to chase. There is no reason to give in to Scutaro in that spot.
Also, giving up a single to right field is a lot better than giving in and giving up a double or home run to left field.
I did not comment on the specific post, because I did not have a problem with the opinion. My problem is with the ridiculous, smarter than everyone attitude you post with, especially since most of your posts are completely wrong, and ridiculously stupid.
Right on cue.
Best answer for Matt
Except I’m right, and you know it. If anyone else posted it, you would probably be praising its merits. Hypocrisy at its finest.
You’re so crazy…
And Matt has arrived just like clockwork!
Great, Ayala is gonna pitch isn’t he?
What the hell is going on? Why can’t anybody get Scutaro out? This is just absurd.
i had a feeling we couldn’t expect perfection from our bullpen like this twice this series.
Fucking Mo. Why even throw in on Scutaro 1-2 after spotting the outer half?
Martin should know better.
All he had to do with that Scutaro at bat was call for the cutter up.
Fucking terrible man.
To paraphrase the immortal words of Tenacious D… fuck me gently.
How is it that our two most reliable pitchers always struggle against the Red Sox?
Send Mo out for one more inning. Only nine pitches.
Hey, hey, hey we all know who to blame, MITRE!
This is unacceptable that Mo let one of the greatest players in the league to beat him. Scutaro.
Just like the HR have gave up to him when he played for Oakland.
And fuck Orel Hershiser. “Only the green monster saved Mariano. That ball was crushed.” On Nunez’s HR which went over the monster- “That ball wasn’t hit that hard.”
God fucking damn it mo!! We had this game! I don’t want to have to hear about it all day tomorrow how the red sox beat Mo and the yankees
Jesus, the game’s not over yet. I still take what’s left of the Yankees bullpen over what’s left of the Red Sox.
The game was over, TV was behind radio
if we had another run it be over 3-2.
we had chances to expand the lead and did shit nothing.
Just win it in extras. Whatever.
Well, I’m working until 2AM, at least this will keep me occupied for a couple more hours. Sigh.
Boy I’m glad it’s only 9:10 here
Whichever team loses this one is gonna feel like shit in the morning–both sides have had about a million chances to put the game away.
I’m also gonna feel like shit tomorrow for staying up until 4 in the morning to see the end of this one.
and I’m gonna regret staying up for this one too.
Red sox are going to minnesota tonight. I hope their plane crashes in flight (is that terrible?)
Yes. It is. Baseball is a fucking game.
Wishing for death is taking it to far.
Wishing for career ending injuries is acceptable in my book.
lol ok then they should all be injured :p
Eh, They’ll get rid of Lackey’s contract.
Axisa ban this asshole
Your sense of perspective is wonky. I hope you don’t vote.
Ok wow you guys kinda missed my sarcasm here.
I know that would hurt, but Tex has to let that hit him.
I’ll take Tex not being injured, thanks. One game isn’t worth losing our first baseman.
THis will make life uncomfortable for the next few days. The Media will still question us
Oh hi Greg.
Teixera predictably strikes out. Pop up or strike out, that’s all he’s good for.
You cannot be serious.
How many more literary characters do we have to endure?
That homer Tex hit yesterday was sweet, this strikeout however was not.
You ALWAYS get the out at first, Bobby’s off his meds again.
Mo usually blows a handful of saves a year…it seems like half are usually to the Sux.
now they’re talking about Nunez and his mistake…and how it will continue.
I’m pretty sure when Arod comes back he’ll know wtf to do.
I remember when sucky players got out. I mean it was only a few days ago…
Hughes better not be moved to the bullpen.
Good Hughes can take them to the 15th
I’m surprised that nobody’s mentioned A-Rod’s name until the 10th inning
Jesus Christ, the trolls come out of the woodwork.
Great night for Cano
Cano with another weak groundout. How many runs has he cost us tonight? One hit with RISP wins us the ballgame.
You should probably go to bed, bud. I don’t want to be there when you collapse in a few hours.
This is the most important game of the year. This team sucks. Its time for Mo and Jorge to retire.
You’re half right.
Not even that. It’s not the most important game of the year. This team is fighting for 1st and does not suck. Posada does need to retire, Mo is still one of the best. 25% right.
Reactionary much? Can’t tell if troll…
Sarcasm, up until Jorge retiring.
Which basically means it’s not sarcasm, right?
I’d actually prefer he takes some time off working on his swing and rejoins the team in October, but that comment pretty much sums up what all the trolls have to say tonight.
rejoin in September*
Who knows if he’ll make the playoff roster.
LOL except for the last three words.
Since you’ve summed it up, can the trolls go away now?
Its time for Mo to retire
Either you’re really tired or really stupid
People need to get a sarcasm meter.
Time for Mo to retire? Are you fucking insane?
That dumb look of disbelief on Swisher’s face after the strikeout sums up this game.
what is with this guys love for pedroia
bobby likes little boys, as does dustin’s big brother brett
Valentine may be a piss-poor announcer but saying he’s into pedophilia is wholly unnecessary (and, to the best of my knowledge, unsubstantiated if not an outright lie).
i think they were just analaogizing Bobby’s love of Pedroia (who looks like a little boy) to Brett Pedroia’s actual little boy love.
he’s not calling Bobby a pedophile. just insulting the Pedroia family.
No substantiation required for satire.
HUGHES TO TEH PENNN!!!
Thanks for that ten second still image of Pedroia, ESPN
This game is absolutely unbearable. Wouldn’t be surprised if Ellsbury hit another walk-off.
Unbearable? Its a great game
nah, i’m normally not a time-of-game crank, but we’re four and a half hours into a 2-2 game after 9.5 innings. that’s unbearable.
These guys on ESPN sure do love them some Pedroia.
He does this right, he does little jumping cardio between plays, his breath is minty fresh…good grief.
Nice set of lips to reach his ass from the booth.
4 hour game, and way too many shots of Pedroia jumping.
And of course they do nothing against Bard. Fuck me.
danyal bahd throws wicked hahhhd
That pitch seem outside to me.
Chavez sat there and watched a ball go by. Gardner sat there. Swisher sat there. Swing the bat.
Easier said than done…plus Gardner had a home run and 3 hits…how is he under the bus?
If Hughes gets through this inning all the Sox have left is shit pitchers.
woa, woa, woa, woa
Holy Fuck..mo threw 9 pitches and they go to Hughes
Interesting considering the off day.
Not expecting a lot from Hughes – will be surprised he gets out of one inning.
I have memories of 2010 All Star Game.
Girardi is not going to leave Rivera in to face 3-4-5, after throwing 9 pitches with a day off yesterday and a day off tomorrow?
Is he serious?
When he’s allowing hitters to make solid contact he has no business pitching. That’s all you need to see with mo.
Should’ve stuck with Mo for one more inning. Was hoping Phil would start Tuesday. Oh well.
hughes over mo what the hell is wrong wit that man can someone plz tell me
I think Joe G said a while back that he no longer wants to use Mo for 2.
Hughes was crazy dominant as a releiver. Lets hope he knows how to do that again
I fucking haaaaaate extra innings on the road.
i hate extras at midnight
Place your bets on how long Hughes stays in the bullpen. I got a 20 saying til the season is over.
And I have $100 on Hughes having an injury next season.
NINE FUCKING PITCHES> And he can’t pitch the tenth with the off day?
Eh. 41 years old, not a huge game. I take that back.
We’ve got to learn to expect the unexpected with Girardi.
He needed to check “the matchups.”
If only Andy Pettite could have pitched teh 8th inning…
What is that the second or third time swisher has looked at called strike three on a breaking ball? Geez Swisher, please atleast do something….
I hope Cashman walks. Fucking imbeciles. They ruined Joba, and now they’re going to ruin Hughes. Fuck fuck fuck.
Just trade Banuelos+Betances. You assholes can’t develop pitching to save your fucking lives.
This one’s on Girardi, not Cashman. Cashman didn’t tell Girardi to use Hughes out of the pen this weekend.
It’s one appearance and today was his start day anyway. It’s not the end of the world.
Ah, the Cashman haters have been too quiet tonight, now all is right with the Comment world…
Relax, managers do this a lot when a pitcher isn’t going every five
Why can’t he still start Tuesday?
Sox fans are just dumb.
do work, Phil.
Bobby Valentine talking about Hughes’ slider that he threw last game… *facepalm*
Not since A-Ball, Bobby.
Hate to say it, odds are very favorable for a Yankee loss. They do not handle extra innings well.
Just thought of this, that extra jumping by Pedroia on every defensive play – is that why he might have had problems with injuries in his feet? That’s a lot of extra pounding.
This is the type of game, because I’m so fucking deflated, that I just rather they lose so my heart can crawl back inside my chest. Potentially a shitty-ass game. Mo blows against the RS. Sad but true. All we can hope for is that Cano and Teixera go on a tear, A-Rod returns in full force, and Jesus is delivered to us from the heavens. Should this offense ever getting running on all cylinders (which always seems like a theoretical position) then these wasted opportunities will not look so glum. I think this team can finish off strong if they just play to their potential (for a change). This team will win with meteoric run production and sooner or later I think we’ll see such a display.
You mean like the offense was firing on all cylinders during that 7 game winning streak that ended two days ago?
Come on, guys. You’re better than that.
Oh. I’m sorry. You’re right. They were not facing shitty teams with shitty pitchers. That’s right. I forgot about that. My bad . . .
White Sox actually have really good pitchers. What the fuck are you talking about?
They were on an eight game win streak!
He threw that right in Ortiz’s wheelhouse. Throw the right pitches to these guys and you won’t get beat.
Papi should’ve bunted
Imagine Darnell McDonald scoring the winning run in this game…
I may have just crossed that point in my mind where I don’t care about the outcome so much as the time of the last pitch.
Eh, being in 2nd isn’t bad. The Yankees can claim guys the Red Sox want.
Come on Hughes
This is supposed to be scrub central but against the Yankees this is basically Murder’s Row.
ground ball please?
Well, fuck. At least I can go to bed.
At least it’s fucking over
disgusting. this team…
and that’s game…
Well that sucks.
we can all go to bed now
NOW it’s a playoff preview.
Hughes ain’t ready to be a postseason starter.
Well that was predictable.
Yeah add this team on the list that rolls over when they play the Sox.
at leaste it was quick
Thats it, its all over. This season is done. Or something like that.
fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
Good call to bring in Hughes.
Sadness all around
Well that was a waste of a good 4 hours of my Sunday.
Josh Reddick. Awesome. I still hate Hughes.
I… I don’t care. Thank God that’s over.
well that sucked.
Well that was a waste of 4 hours…
There is your season and the net result of the playoffs. Yanks just don’t have it this year. Fuck.
You… you should probably go to sleep, friend.
stfu, mr. holier than thou
I’ll fight you, right here, right now.
They are ONE game behind. ONE.
Wonder if this affects Phil’s job security. Also wondering how many saves Mo hasta blow before he joins Jorge.
The rest of them.
phil hughes everybody
Mo couldn’t have pitched after throwing 9 pitches…Obviously we go to the guy with a 6 ERA
Well I wonder if Hughes can still pitch Tuesday.
Hughes with no location at all. Offense was awful this series. Time for the middle of the order to step up
Whatever, I remember the Yankees beating the shit out of the Indians in 07′ only to get rocked in the playoffs. This means nothing. Hopefully, Hughes still starts on Tuesday.
I highly doubt he starts Tuesday. No reason to push it.
It was his throw day where he threw less than 15 pitches. This three player bench with Posada not playing well madness has to end sooner than later.
I also remember when Mo could pitch more than 9 pitches.
seriously! Who cares about 1 inning pitched?! Mo can handle 20+ pitches. He should have been back out there
Tough loss but all that matters is the postseason. We need A-Rod back, that’s for sure.
Anyone else miss the days when the Sox inevitably found ways to blow games like this?
That was quick for Hughes – defied even my low expectations.
I do not entirely blame Hughes – he should not be in the bullpen – he needs to keep starting as does Nova even if one of them has to do it in AAA.
Red Sox have three walk-offs in one-run victories on this home stand – damn!
This team sucks so much with RISP. When are Kevin Long going to start doing something about that? Sure they can hit the long ball but that really doesn’t help at all against good pitchers.
3rd in MLB w/RISP.
Not in the big games
We’re one of the better teams in RISP. the Sox were terrible today with RISP too…
This team needs a spark, idk what, but it just needs something!!
Umm, hello . . . Jesus. This team ALWAYS plays better when youth is infused into the lineup. Jesus IS the answer. I have NO doubt about it.
Than call his ass up, i totally agree with u. But when will it happen thats the question, im heard rumors after the Boston series.
With A-Rod back and Jesus up (potentially spelling Martin more often than not – I also like Chavez DHing) than our lineup suddenly looks better than Boston’s. This team, however, needs to figure out Beckett ASAP. The switch between last season and now, injured or not, is astounding. It also doesn’t help when your 4 and 5 hitters can’t do JACK SHIT. I swear, Teixera should be batting sixth. He’s our best hitter? He’s batting 3rd (w/ A-Rod)? WTF! It’s time to drop his ass in the lineup, bring on Jesus, and reep the rewards. Cano needs a brain massage or something because if he can show a glimmer of last season’s performance then this team is suddenly frightening. Get rid of Posada, Spell Martin, Move Teixera down in the order, Bring up Montero, and Cure Cano. But, in my opinion, it all starts with the Second Coming. THE RAPTURE!
True. When A-rod gets back and when they finally get Jesus up here, I think those will be a bit better but we can only wait until then.
Well this stings and hurts but it ain’t the end of the world, we’ll recover don’t worry. Good night ladies, till Tuesday!
That was fucking terrible, but what’s worst is anyone saying season over. Go root for the cubs.
gonna go jerk off now #idgafifthatwastoomuchinfo
You can say all you want about Mo’s pitching, but he made his pitches repeatedly in that inning. When you hit the corners and they crush it, that means that you made the WRONG pitches.
There is no reason to tip their caps to Boston tonight, none whatsoever. The Red Sox deserved to lose this game, and they got lucky that Russell Martin once again had a mental lapse in game calling in a huge spot.
This isn’t a one time deal. The pointless inside slider to Ortiz Friday night could have lost them that game too. Why is Robertson throwing Varitek curveballs? A lot of questionable pitches, and they are lucky it took that long for them to get burnt by it.
You ONLY show up in these games. During the eight game win streak you were completely absent.
Leave, you oaktag troll. You exist just to piss people off and I think everyone’s had it with you.
Pot meet kettle. Kettle meet pot.
If your argument is that I only show up when they lose, then why didn’t I show up yesterday?
Oh right, because admitting such would take away from your only talking point.
I post when I see something that I think stands out as a really strange decision that really baffles me. It’s a waste of my time to come here and post about guys hitting line drives all over the field in Chicago. That’s not something that needs to be discussed.
The Yankees have had some really strange pitch selection all series. That is my argument, yet yours is something completely unrelated to any of my posts. If you can’t refrain from the personal attack, then I suggest that you don’t respond, because you are embarrassing yourself with your posts.
If you don’t have anything good to say then don’t say it at all.
Yeah why the fuck did Mo throw a cutter…doesn;t he have a curveball or something?
I think it’s past Matt’s bedtime
If this is your only argument against what I just said, then you have no right to attack my post.
But don’t worry, if any one of you has the audacity to post something negative, it’s alright to talk about mistakes in the game. If I post, it doesn’t count because you don’t like me.
If what I said is wrong, then do you honestly think he made a smart pitch? Nobody in their right mind did. Scuatro was probably thanking the heavens that Mo came inside in that spot.
Since none of your responses are even related to the content of my post, your personal attacks only detract from your own credibility.
I was making a joke. But okay.
So you know how to pitch better than Mariano? Thats my grievance.
This is a ridiculous argument, and a prime example of why little intelligent discussion seems to take place on this blog that isn’t just self aggrandizing.
Rivera hit his spot. He made a perfect pitch, just the WRONG pitch in that spot. Did you honestly think that coming inside in that spot was the right decision? As soon as I saw Martin set up inside, I cringed.
That was a huge mistake in pitch selection, and everyone knows it. Brushing off my argument because I’m not Rivera is just asinine.
Why is pitching inside to Scutaro a bad decision?
Because in that spot, Scuatro was not only likely to try to pull the ball off the Monster, but seemed like he was looking for that pitch all at bat.
First, all of Scuatro’s power is to left field, and especially in Fenway Park. Would you rather give up singles to right field, or risk playing wall ball in a 1 run game?
Second, the way he took the outside pitches in that at bat (he barely even flinched on them) suggests that he wasn’t looking for those pitches. He wasn’t even coming close to offering at any of those pitches, even when Rivera was clearly just laying them in there for strikes out over the plate.
In a one run game, you pitch to the big part of the park, and especially with a guy who has no power to the opposite field.
When you post, no one takes you seriously because you NEVER POST ANYTHING POSITIVE. All the stuff you say is negative. You were nowhere to be seen during the winning streak. Maybe if you stopped being so fucking critical, people would take you seriously.
You people are priceless. So the only way to be respected on this blog is to sit here every night, post about every great hit that a guy had, and to say how great a job they did when they beat up a mediocre pitcher?
The “blog police” are too busy trying to shut down independent thoughts that they don’t realize that the only people they are shaming are themselves.
Boo hoo, I made a critical post. If you don’t like to read a negative post, then don’t read it. What I said is accurate, and you still haven’t denied agreeing with my point. Have you ever considered that the majority of people post on this blog to vent, and to post about things that frustrate them in the game? You treat this place like it’s an academic conference.
Is it lonely on your pedestal, Matt?
I post lots of things that are bad/frustrating. Just scroll up through this thread. Thing is, I also post when GOOD THINGS happen. You never do.
Which is… completely irrelevant.
Not once in this thread have you attacked a single one of my arguments. Rather, you have launched into a crazy personal attack which relates in no way to my post. Sounds quite familiar.
I’m posting my opinion about a play that I disliked, and in the process venting my frustration about a game that they should have won. In fact, I’d venture a guess that your series of personal attacks, which is far more negative in tone than any of my posts, is taking place for the exact same reason that my posts are negative. FRUSTRATION WITH THE GAME.
Don’t act like you are high and mighty, because you have taken a similar tone, except gone completely off topic in the process.
Hey everyone, some guy on the internet knows how to pitch better than the best bullpen in baseball.
Can anyone explain why this team is 2-10 against the Red Sox? Are these twelve games enough of a sample size to find some trends that help figure out what’s wrong? So frustrating.
Yeah they can’t stomach it. As soon as they start playing the yankee players crawl and hide. It’s very painful to watch
No it’s still an SSS from which there is no predictive value at all. Really.
Ok. Guess we just have to keep beating the shit out of the other teams in baseball and take this division. Goodnight all.
Because the Red Sox are a better team.
Shitty luck, poor pitching mostly. It’s basically at this point like flipping a coin 10 times and landing 8 heads…Do it for 100 times over a long span, things will even out.
Easily the most annoying game of the season. Between the announcing, men left on base, the umpire, and the stupid defensive moves I was squirming. I’m glad to be out of Boston.
Why are people saying Mo should have been used for a 2nd inning? Situation where the season is on the line? YES. Situation where there’s 50 games to play tied for 1st in the division and all but assured of a playoff spot? NO!
Because he didn’t throw many pitches, tomorrow is an off day, and the “next best” option is Phil Hughes.
He’s not 31 years old anymore. He’s 41. It’s a long season and I’d rather not even risk it in a game that means very little in the grand scheme of things.
Sucks because that’s a game the Yankees should have won, but whatever. It’s August 8th. Not going to lose any sleep tonight.
This certainly sucks, but it isn’t the end of the world by any means. This wasn’t a must win and the two teams are separated by one game. Disappointing but not the end of the world
Clearly no one is happy about this game and I fail to see much reason to have put Hughes in, but at the end of the day it’s one loss and it would take a Mets-like collapse to not make the playoffs. This is not the end of the world.
The worst part of this loss is hearing all the red sox fanboys at ESPN and Baseball Tonight talk about it. They just love to rub salt in fresh wounds.
Eh, put on a different channel. Frustrating or not, this is a pretty inconsequential game.
I leave work during the top of the 9th inning feeling good. Then Mo gives up a double to that fucking waste of space Scutaro and I just got filled with black thoughts.
At least I didn’t suffer through this like all of you. Eh, whatever, just show up against the fucking Angels.
Definitely not the worst loss of 2011, and will definitely not make or break the season, but fuck, Mo needs to nail down that save. If the trolls have a reason to use the word “unacceptable,” tonight’s the night. The off day couldn’t have come at a better time.
Whatevs, I’m already over it.
Whatever happened to FTLT? I haven’t seen her around…
Win or lose, AJ is still a cutie pie.
Don’t worry guys…help is on the way. A-Rod will come back, put the team on his shoulders and carry us into October baseball.
Oh…pitching? Umm…CC and rain. Yeah, thats it.
Freddy did a good job tonight. The bullpen was fine until the GOAT gave up a small-balled run.
We will be fine.
Freddy did well, no?
Freddy did about as good a job as we could have hoped for. I would have taken 5 innings and 1ER from him against this Red Sox offense any day of the week.
Someone didn’t bother to watch tonight. Clearly it’s Freddy Garcia’s fault that the Yankees went 0-for-10 with RISP.
I don’t know the numbers but last game they were just awful with RISP too. Overall a horribly game for the offense.
Things are just evening out after the godlike RISP performance the Yankees put up against the White Sox. Stupid regression.
I’m gonna hang myself.
I’m gonna go eat some BBQ potato chips.
And they were delicious.
Saw this coming.
If you do you won’t get to see the yankees sweep the floor with boston in the playoffs and go onto win the series
It’s not the end of world (or the season for that matter)…but seriously, at some point they have to beat the fucking Sox.
Didn’t they just do that a few days ago?
I think he’s refering to a series win as that’s what it takes in the postseason. And they have yet to do that.
It’s funny how one blown save by Mo changes the whole outlook of the series. If he closes it out we win 2/3 and Freddy is anointed as he matched Beckett. He blows the save and now the season is over, we can’t beat the Sox in October.
This is probably a great site to bet against the Yankees in the ALCS if they even make it.
We can’t beat Boston when they already won the WS /ESPN’d
Lets all meet up at Brooklyn Bridge at 2 am sharp for mass jumping. At least we can win before we go out unlike the choker Yankees!
lol. They have been just awful in the “big” games this year.
What that hell is Joe G talking about?
Mo didn’t throw 1 pitch over the middle of the plate.
The Scutaro pitch was inside and the guy made a good swing on it…Can’t blame mo for making that pitch since he’s done it 100 times before. The result just sucked.
We didn’t have one of our best players. The Sox had two pitching matchups that favored them. The Sox were at home. They won 2/3 in August. It ain’t that big of a deal. A-Rod will be back for October and now we see Freddy can do well against a good offense.
Losses don’t get much worse than this one, especially when it’s to the fucking Red Sox. This sucks.
At least we lost it because of Mo blowing a save – most of the time that isn’t going to happen. That’s the only thing that’s giving me solace at the moment.
Seriously? Mo getting the BS is the worst part of this loss IMO
Thank the idiot behind the plate.
would you rather lose like tonight, or Saturday?
I’d rather lose a close game knowing we were in it till the end, and not getting beat the fuck up 10-4 or w/e the score was.
I would actually lose by a lot. I find this one to be much more painful and now we’ll be listening to all the bullshit the idiots in sports tv have to say about Mo and the yankees
Maybe the Yankees should take some lessons from Pedroia. He gets ready between every pitch and he slaps the dugout bench in anger when he doesn’t get a hit. You can’t teach that type of competitiveness.
Bottom line, Mo have blown the save..but all the runners we left on came back to bite us.
I hate to be the one to say it… but it looks like Mo may be on the decline. :(
People say that every year, and he ends up fine.
You’ve probably been saying the same thing after every blown save for the last decade.
Right, because if he had gotten the save, then he wouldn’t have been on a decline. Its a blown save, every closer in baseball messes up from time to time.
He has had an un-Mo like number this year though. Or at least it seems like it. Mo is still a high quality closers for sure but is he as dominant as he has been in the last few years? I agree with the OP i don’t think he is.
he basically just been blowing one run games on the road mostly…nothing to worry too much about…We just need to stop having so many one run games because even the best of best will give up one run once in a while.
My point was only that I don’t remember him blowing so many in previous years. Maybe he’s had more 1 run save situations I don’t know. Though the sample size is probably large enough that I would guess they are fairly similar and the offense is generally pretty similar to that of the last 2 or 3.
Right now he has as many blown saves as he did last year, 5. His career high is 6. Hey may or may not exceed that this year, which wouldn’t be a complete shock at his age.
Yeah, even at 41 years old, he’s better than most closers that are still in their prime.
Well there’s still 2 months to go so he’s on pace for 7 probably more like 8 with the schedule of these next months. His WHIP is up from the last few years, K/9 is down a lot, FIP is up. Maybe he’s been getting a bit unlucky cause BABIP is at a whopping 0.302,GB/FB is at a low for the past 10 years.
I’d say all of these are fairly strong indicators he is declining. Not to say he isn’t still phenomenal and one of the best in the leage.
Wow, just wow. So anyone who has an opinion is just responding to the heat of the moment and is overreacting? Brushing off every argument as hypocrisy just means that you are dodging the real questions.
Actually, if you look at the numbers, Mo has been declining. Pitch FX data shows that Mo’s cutter has lost some horizontal break in the last few seasons, and it’s been pretty apparent that he’s had trouble getting it down in the zone sometimes, as evidenced by his career low ground ball rate.
Also, in the last two seasons, lefties have been hitting him better than righties, and it’s pretty clear that his cutter is not as consistent as it once was.
Nunez giveth. Nunez taketh.
Wait… have the Yankees actually won a nationally televised game this year?
Magic 8 ball says no.
haha they do seem to lose every single one don’t they. It actually seems to have been like that for the last couple of years
It wouldn’t be so bad if the fuckhead national announcers didn’t take such joy in it.
I blame… the team. Because that’s who lost.
I blame the Twinkies for not playing a day game tomorrow. :)
Look who ranks below Hughes…It’s like you can’t predict baseball..
Gotta love that #1 flop. The best japanese import my ass. Also, why can’t Hughes be more like #11 (Lincecum)
Hell i’ll be happy if he was like Wang (pre-injury) who was mentioned in his scouting report.
Daisuke was number one?
Let’s not let this loss distract us from that disaster.
HAHAHAHAHA! Holy cock in my face, Batman! That’s fucking embarrassing. It was a nice way to quell the pain of losing this game, however. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Hughes is over-rated and this just proved it, haha.
Wow. I still can’t get over how many Stars are rated below Hughes. It’s laughable. Comedy GENIUS!
Who knows? Hughes had tons of potential. The yankees farm system screwed him up IMO. I really think they need some new system to bring up the pitchers. I realize New York isn’t exactly easy and allow for much growing pains but recently the pitchers from the farm system have completely underperformed.
Except Dave Robertson and Ivan Nova.
2 out of many. Not exactly a great track record. Anyway, Roberston is having a career year can he maintain it over the next few, who knows. As for Nova he has pitched half a season, hardly a large enough sample size. Just look at Hughes first season last year.
Andy Petitte is the last one I know of that has had long success coming out of the Yankees farm system (although I haven’t been following the Yankees that strongly until 2008ish)
“As good as Chien Ming Wang has been, this homegrown ace will be even better.”
You know, Suzyn….
My favorite part is Brandon Wood, Cameron Maybin, and Delmon Young are all ranked higher than Justin Upton.
Like I said before, I knew all those RISP FAIL would come back to bite us. And it did.
Guys, remember what Francessa taught us with the ARod/Jeter debate:
“It’s not about dah numbahs.”
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