Game 133: Back to Boston


This was in our image uploads under "Red Sox," and I couldn't not use it. Remember that? Insane. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Biggest series of the season? Eh, I don’t thinks so, not at all really. The Yankees have a big lead on a playoff spot so they don’t need to sweat that, the only thing this series is about is getting in better position to win the division. SG ran the numbers, and pretty much the only thing the Yankees can do to drastically improve their chances at an AL East crown is sweep. That would be unlikely even if they had Key, Cone, and Pettitte lined up to pitch. Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Jorge Posada, DH
Frankie Cervelli, C

CC Sabathia, SP

The game starts a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Alex Rodriguez Update: A-Rod got a cortisone shot in his sprained left thumb today and it would not be surprising if he missed the entire series. For shame.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. FIPster Doofus says:

    I can hardly contain my excitement for an overhyped series whose 27 innings will take roughly 12 hours. Yippee.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Yeah, I’ve started to really hate these series, right around 2008 it started. The games are just way too long and there’s way too much attention paid to them. It’s a rivalry, but 95% of it is manufactured bullshit created by the MSM.

      • Greg says:

        I wonder if Boston fans feel the same way?

        • Nuke LaDoosh says:

          I’m convinced most Boston fans hate the Yankees more than they love the Red Sox.

          • Greg says:

            Here’s a question to ask a Boston fan in regards to that.

            A: The Yankees and The Red Sox are the only teams to win the WS for the rest of creation


            B: Neither team wins the WS for ever.

            Which one would you take?

          • I’d argue that the same concept applies to Yankee fans.

            • Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

              Not even in the same hemishpere. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a Yankees fan. I’ve lived in Boston for 10 years and in New York the rest of my life. The obessession with the Yankees in is MUCH worse in Boston than any feeling folks in New York have for the Red Sox. It’s not even close.

              • Nuke LaDoosh says:

                Yeah, I agree. I also lived in Boston for 4 years. Now, I work with a ton of Bostonians. They are quite obsessed with Yankee hatred.

            • Urban says:

              I strongly disagree. I get up to Boston quite reguarly for business and have some fun, spirited discussion with Sox fans. Truthfully, I just drive them insane, which is not hard to do.

              Their obsession with the Yankees defines their baseball identity as much, if not more so, than their love of the Red Sox. If the Yankees ceased to exist, I’m not sure Red Sox fans would have a purpose. Yankee fans, on the other hand, are obsessed with the Yankees and their interest in the Red Sox is driven mainly in how it will impact the chances of the Yankees’ success.

              Red Sox fans are still convinced they are supporting a team of lovable losers in a battle against the Evil Empire, even when that era has passed. They are still convinced the sky if falling and in the end their spirits will be crushed.

              I’ve noticed the RAB poster Greg is overly focused on the Red Sox. The Red Sox losing seems as important to him as the Yankees winning, maybe more so. He has the mentality of the majority of Red Sox fans toward the Yankees. His attitude is unusual. Imagine if all Yankee fans were like Greg. That’s Red Sox fans attitude during baseball and the Yankees. Life is much better as a Yankee fan for many reasons!

          • Jesse says:

            That’s the main reason why Red Sox fans are Red Sox fans. They hate the Yankees and jump on the Boston bandwagon. The vast majority of Red Sox fans I know became fans in 2003 and 2004.

        • Tom says:

          Not this year!

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      …Okay and you can say the same thing for each and every other baseball team out there.

    • Urban says:

      Four hours for tonight’s game, so you’re guess of twelve hours for twenty-seven innings is right on target.

  2. For those worrying about Tampa Bay, you shouldn’t be.

    The Yankees could go 14-14 the rest of the season and the Rays couldn’t catch them. They’d have to go 22-6 to win the Wild Card. Essentially, they’d have to pull off a 2007 Rockies to knock us out of the playoffs.

  3. Ivan says:

    Am I the only one who is starting to worry bout A-Rod in the future? I mean since 08 his production has gone down and he always seem to be hurt for periods of time. Im not saying he’s finish, he still a dangerous hitter no doubt, but going into the 2012 season, can honestly rely on A-Rod to healthy and be the Yankees clean up hitter.

    • Greg says:

      People have been worrying about ARod’s future as soon as the ink dried on the cotract.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      He’s an infielder in his mid-to-late-30′s. They rarely age well. That contract was doomed from the start, there was zero chance of the team breaking even.

    • Tom says:

      About ARod in the future: given his age, I think this year has seriously hurt his chances of ever catching Aaron, but apart from that he should certainly remain a formidable hitter for several more years. Musial and Williams could both put together seriously good seasons after 35, and Aaron himself remained a consistency virtuoso for quite a while. Still, it’s time for the Yanks to begin thinking of where they’ll find a replacement HoF’er: within the organization or by free agency.

  4. A-ROD fan says:

    THE YANKEES WILL WIN THIS ONE 7-3…… Who agree?

  5. Rainbow Connection says:

    Life without PED’s is a bitch.

  6. StanfordBen says:

    Regarding SG’s numbers about the chances of the Yanks winning the division given the outcome of this series:
    “So basically, if the Yankees still want a realistic shot at winning the division, they have to sweep this series.”
    I don’t see how that’s true given that he gives the Yankees a 40.5% chance of winning the division if they win 2 out of 3 and a 28.5% chance if they lose 2 out of 3. Both 40.5% and 28.5% are “realistic shots.”

    • SG says:

      Realistic was a crappy choice of words. I really meant that a sweep was the only way for the Yankees to regain the advantage in the division, which I felt they needed given their comparatively more difficult schedule over the rest of the year.

      • StanfordBen says:

        Got it. Makes sense.

        By the way, do your calculations not already take into account the difficulty of the remaining schedule?

        • SG says:

          They do, but only in terms of strength of opponent and home/road advantage/disadvantage.

          They don’t account for the travel and the doubleheaders and things that are going to likely make it harder for the Yankees to put their best team on the field most often. Unavailability of best pitchers in some games depending on prior workload, resting 30+ year old starters, etc., that kind of stuff.

          You do try to hedge the team’s going-forward projection with that in mind, but it’s tough to really estimate how much of an impact it can have over a 30 game stretch.

    • Will says:

      Yeah those statistics never make sense. Just like the sabermatricians that said that the Yankees would be an 85 win team this year.

  7. Will says:

    I’m not confident at all going into this series. With they way our inconsistent offense and pitching is going I consider the Yanks lucky if they take 1 out of 3.

  8. Jerome S. says:

    The Red Sox are so like the Yankees it’s getting harder to hate them. Like, when we’re playing I tend to feel a deep-seeded loathing for the Sox, but when it comes to discussing the baseball world at-large the Sox and the Yankees are often in the same boat together.

    • Greg says:

      The Phillies are also starting to be grouped with them as the evil superpowers of baseball.

      • Jerome S. says:

        Eh, not quite yet. They’re formidable, but they’re also winning, so of course they come to mind more. I think of like this:

        Red Sox

        Blue Jays

        Everyone else

        Kind of inaccurate, but you get the picture.

  9. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Can we please hit John Lackey?

    Pretty please with sprinkles on top?

  10. Bronx Byte says:

    The Boston envy of the Yankees and NYC has gone on for years.

    Boston with 2 lousy WS Championships since 1918 is a disgrace. What’s laughable is John Henry is forced to spend money he’d rather not spend in chasing the Yankees.

  11. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Extra Innings is Boston feed, come on MLB network, anyone but them.

  12. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    heres the deal….Sabathia has to win this game. You cant be called the ace of a staff and have a horrible record against its number one rival. He has to show tonight that he can shut this team down. Yankee greats are always compared to the way they perform against the Red Sox

  13. Sarah says:

    I’m hating the coverage on MLB Network already. God. Shoot me.

    I have faith in CC.

  14. dkidd says:

    i’ll be skipping this game thread in the interest of sanity

    it’s my birthday so i’d like to request a win

  15. pat says:

    IMO you can usually tell right away when CC isn’t right. Once he starts missing high and away to RBH early in the account he always seems to lose it.

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    special thanks to the schedule makers for giving us one sox series in the middle of the week. no fox/espn only broadcasts.

    • Mr. Wallace says:

      I can’t stand either, espn more than fox. Both make irregular times: four for fox and eight pm for espn. I’ll take Michael Kay and o’neill over any of them.

  17. Jerome S. says:

    Kay is way too excited for this game.

  18. pat says:

    Would have been a nice way to start the game.

  19. pat says:


  20. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I’m not even surprised that this happened in Boston.

  21. Widget says:

    I leave for half a second to get a drink and there are already two outs? Way to make Lackey work assholes.

    It seems like the Yankees have been impatient all season against the red sox. Do they see less pitches against the Red Sox then anyone else they face?

  22. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    justice needs to be served with a big fly

  23. Cy Pettitte says:

    I hate this series already

  24. Jerome S. says:

    No Yankees-Red Sox game is without controversy/the homicidal screams of the Bostonian masses.

  25. Greg says:

    It looked like the ump might have been right. It might have hit off the knob.

    But bad start so far.

  26. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    I’m just happy that Curtis didn’t end up with a broken finger or hand. Bullet dodged.

  27. flamingo says:


  28. Roland Deschain says:

    The ball hit the hand and the knob and Curtis should have been awarded 1st base. If a similar close call comes up in this game it’ll go the Red Sox way as usual.

  29. pat says:

    CC needs to drill one of these motherfuckers. I’m sorry, I know it’s disadvantageous, but they recklessly throw inside every fucking game with no repercussions. Save one HBP by CC.

  30. Widget says:

    I expect Granderson to get plucked at least twice in this series. Red Sox pitchers have been hitting the best Yankee players over and over for years.

  31. Will says:

    1-2-3 down on 6 pitches by John Lackey. Yup that pretty much sums up our unluckiness/suckiness against the Red Sox this year.

  32. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and Greg Maddux. That’s some seriously high-end company.

  33. Total Dominication says:


  34. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    That didn’t hit Elisbury, it hit the bat!!!

  35. Roland Deschain says:

    That should show them, don’t hit our best player. Good work, CC.

  36. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    sooooo Jacoby got hit? reallllllly?

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice CC

    • bonestock94 says:

      I can’t imagine. It’s not like you can intend to hit someone in the elbow. Even Lackey’s pitch wasn’t bad. Both inside.

  38. pat says:


  39. Greg says:

    Problem is Ellsbury can steal. Hit AGon.

  40. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    I’m all for throwing at the Sox, especially after all the years of constantly getting drilled, while pussy ass Torre demanded nothing by way of retaliation, but I don’t like putting Ellsbury on as the lead off man with a 1-2 count.

    • Mr. Wallace says:

      Doesn’t matter, so long as they got the message. It’s probably Kevin millar under the ump mask

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

        And Peter Gammons with the 3rd base duties.

      • Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

        Eh, I don’t think it was much of a message. Didn’t look like CC was throwing at him at all. Inside pitch that got away. I understand that sends a message that he’ll work inside, but you really want to send a real message you throw some direct heat up by his head.

  41. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nice throw, Jeter.

  42. pat says:

    Right on Jeet’s sore knee.

  43. Jerome S. says:

    Yeah, now THAT’S how the Yankees have been this year. -____- Inexplicable.

  44. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  45. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    nice K

  46. pat says:

    CC being aggressive. Inside, outside baby. I love it. Time to get mean.

  47. pat says:

    Just don’t miss inside to this midget.

  48. Cy Pettitte says:

    where was that 1-2?

  49. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Where was that?

  50. Total Dominication says:

    Where was that????

  51. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    huh? where was that?

  52. YankeesJunkie says:

    Lookin’ good CC.

  53. Pissed Off says:

    Where the F did the last pitch miss?

  54. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    what a gritty K

  55. bonestock94 says:


  56. Tom says:

    Those hr numbers vs the Yanks, by Papi, Pedroia, and Elsbury, were pretty grim.

  57. pat says:

    I vote Arod.

  58. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix is due for some HRs, he needs to catch up

  59. Greg says:

    Didn’t know Lackey had 94mph in him

  60. Pat D says:

    I know I’m late to the game on this, but I’m at work, so I can’t help it.

    The ARod injury bug is just something I believe we’re going to have to deal with for the next 6 years. I mean, at this point, I don’t ever expect him to play 140 games a year again, maybe not even 130, even if he’s just a DH.

    I just hope he can keep producing when he’s healthy.

    And I guess the bigger question is this: If it’s true that Montero can’t catch, and that ARod’s probably got 2 more years at most in the field, and that Teix is around for 5 more years, isn’t this going to make trading Montero a necessity at some point?

  61. Total Dominication says:

    Posada cuz he can do the pitching and hitting side.

  62. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Let’s go Swish

  63. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  64. flamingo says:


  65. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    and now the blast

  66. Cy Pettitte says:

    ugh Swish you missed Lackey’s head.

  67. Jesse says:

    Hit one off the monsta wicked haaaaaad!

  68. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    BABIP ftw!

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    LOL so gritty, so so so gritty.

    but fuck yea CHAVSTACHE

  70. Roland Deschain says:

    Well done, right up the middle! Let’s get at least one more here.

  71. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    swish heads up base running

  72. Jetrer says:

    any second baseman taller than 5’3″ would have turned 2 on that play

  73. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    LOL Lackey’s reaction

  74. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Really NESN dooshes? Eric Sha-Vez?

  75. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Pedrioa has so much range, and is so gritty, and is such a good fielder….oh wait…

  76. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    If Jorge hits into a DP, I’m going to break something.

  77. YankeesJunkie says:

    Not even Dustin Pedroia could grit out a catch there, maybe he would have had energy to reach the ball if he did not jump up and down like a jack ass before every pitch.

  78. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Lackey is trying to be first on the list of people I won’t care if they get hit hard by a line drive.

  79. Cy Pettitte says:

    sooooooooo slooooooooow

  80. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    ugh, Jorge your so slow

  81. flamingo says:

    Well, that was predictable.

  82. Will says:

    Lackey is such a baby. If I’m Pedroia I’m punching him in the face when I get to the clubhouse for showing me up.

  83. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Geez Jorge is so slow

  84. Mister Delaware says:

    I can run faster backwards while taking a shit.

  85. YankeesJunkie says:


  86. Roland Deschain says:

    God damnit, how could he not beat that out. Of all the people.

  87. Tampa Yankee says:

    So I found out that the steel company I work for provided the beams for the new Sox spring training facility in Ft. Myers, FL. I was sad…

    However, we are providing steel for the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero so it’s all good…

  88. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking Posada

  89. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Posada needs to be put down.

  90. theyankeewarrior says:

    Fuck Jorge, anything but that.

  91. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    “Posada is simply not blessed with speed”

    Uh yeah, that’s one way to put it

  92. Pissed Off says:

    Okay, please DFA Jorge now. It’s time for the Jesus.

  93. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Montero could have done that

  94. Will says:

    I can always count on Jorge Posada to ground into a DP in a key situation. I’d rather him take the strikeout and give the next guy a chance to do something.

  95. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    that fastball is looking real nice

  96. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC angry.

  97. YankeesJunkie says:

    ZZ is rockin’ and rollin’.

  98. flamingo says:

    CC didn’t like his 0-4 record, either.

  99. forensic says:

    I just get sadder and sadder each night posadas name is in the lineup…

  100. Xstar7 says:

    Big Papi < Big Poppa

  101. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Ed Rapuano is being a major twat behind the plate tonight.

  102. Rey22 says:

    CC: Man on a mission

  103. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    wow….fuck this ump

  104. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    where are those missing?

  105. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Positive: CC looks good so far, even if it is really early. Btw, does anybody else here what I can only describe as something like a dial-tone on My9? Or is it just me?

  106. Total Dominication says:

    Fucking ump

  107. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice zone we got here tonight, jeez

  108. SDM says:

    those were three K’s ump call it right dammit

  109. Greg says:

    Didnt Orel Herschiser say that it is tough to get a called strike at Fenway?

  110. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    that at bat was seriously all about the ump putting Lowry in a hitters count. Should of been 1-2…not 3-0.

  111. J-Rod says:

    “pedestrian”?. That’s quite generous.

  112. Will says:

    Yankees-Red Sox games, where the strikezone is the size of an acorn (for the Yankees).

  113. Roland Deschain says:

    Cervelli offers no upgrade over Montero, none.

  114. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    god damn it. they are not biting on the breaking ball…but are missing the fast ball…cmon CC throw it until they prove they can hit it

  115. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Cervelli, please learn to put your body in front of the baseball.

  116. Mike Axisa says:

    Stop showing Crawford respect, please.

  117. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    C’mon Frankie, you can’t give the Red Sox free bases.

  118. Karl Krawfid says:

    3-2 single.

    0-2 walk.

    Come on CC get your shit right.

  119. Greg says:

    This is getting bad very quickly.

  120. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    stubborn….blew two fastballs past crawford then tried to get him to chase 4 curveballs and walked a guy who DOESNT WALK

  121. Will says:

    Of course Carl Crawford has a good at-bat against a left hander when he’s been horrendous for 99.9% of this year.

  122. Cy Pettitte says:

    too many pitches

  123. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ground ball plz

  124. YankeesJunkie says:

    There we go CC.

  125. Sheepmeister says:

    So, looks like CC might get 5 innings in.

  126. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Random thought: It’s crazy how different peoples’ expectations would be if you said on the one hand, “I’m bringing my buddy C.C. over for dinner,” or said on the other “I’m bringing my buddy Carsten Charles over for dinner.”

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      If you said “C.C.” my reaction would be “OMG C.C. DEVILLE, GUITARIST FOR THE BAND POISON???”

  127. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    cant hit the fastball….changeup has struck out 2 batters…sooooooooooo lets throw 7 curveballs in a row

  128. pat says:

    Watch this fucking scrub hit a double.

  129. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I disagree with the armchair analysis that the key to hitting CC is making him work–we’ve seen Sabathia dominate at 120 pitches.

    The key to hitting CC is having a lineup full of great hitters.

    • Mister Delaware says:

      Or having CC not able to spot his pitches. Otherwise, even great hitters are looking at getting smoked.

  130. Cy Pettitte says:

    this zone fucking blows and it’s killing CC’s pitch count

  131. Roland Deschain says:

    The guy behind the plate is a clown. All of these are strikes.

  132. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC won’t be around long.

  133. Xstar7 says:

    CC is getting squeezed.

  134. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I don’t like whining about the ump, but come on. He struck McDonald out twice in that at bat.

  135. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  136. pat says:

    Brooks has 3 pitches in the zone called balls.

  137. Cy Pettitte says:

    come on this is fucking ridiculous.

  138. Jetrer says:

    bullshit call

  139. Roland Deschain says:

    This is bullshit. THOSE ARE STRIKES!!!!!!!!

  140. ItsATarp says:

    Fuck this umpire

  141. Total Dominication says:

    Fucking shit

  142. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  143. bonestock94 says:

    Stop nibbling

  144. YankeesJunkie says:


  145. Chen Meng Wang says:

    When did the strike-zone shrink this small…I mean this is just getting crazy…

    • Will says:

      Since the baseball gods hate the Yankees this year. But of course any curveball or fastaball thrown by Lackey within 6 inches of the plate will be called a very loud strike.

  146. SDM says:

    Please hit this ump in the nuts with 95 mph fastball

  147. Greg says:

    This isnt makeing me feel better about our chances to win the WS.

  148. Mister Delaware says:

    Looks like we’re having one of those “don’t call ball 4 or strike 3 games”. Fun.

  149. Pissed Off says:

    Wow. I’m visually fucken angry now.

  150. Mojo says:

    Jesus, 50+ pitches in 2 innings? Horrendous.

  151. Will says:

    Ever changing/unfair strikezone = Angry Yankee fans.

  152. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    no damage except to CC’s pitch count. WTF ump.

  153. flamingo says:

    Yup, inducing a ground ball if you can’t get a called strike is the way to go, CC :D

  154. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    What’s the RAB record for # of comments in a GameDay thread?

  155. Chen Meng Wang says:

    The first pitch to Ellsbury was called a strike, I thought it looked familiar so I went back to the last at bat, the same exact pitch, same spot was called ball 3 to the previous batter. WTF?

  156. Mickey Scheister says:

    Fuck this imppy looking ump.

  157. Mojo says:

    Can’t watch. In California. Is the strike zone ACTUALLY as bad as the complaints would illustrate?

  158. Xstar7 says:

    That was a clutch groundout by Tacoby Bellsury, so gritty….

  159. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Those New era commercials are awesome

  160. Matt says:

    CC is making himself work, by not attacking the hitters when he gets to 2 strikes. He is 0-2, 1-2 on nearly every hitter, but throws obvious waste pitches that they are spitting on.

    You can’t expect them to swing at your 0-2 slider in the dirt if you have not shown any ability to throw it for a strike in the game, or have shown that every 0-2 pitch is going to be wasted way out of the zone.

    They aren’t taking close pitches, or fouling off tough pitches. They are standing there as he nibbles his way to a full count, despite consistently overpowering them with fastballs when he does attack them.

  161. Bryan Egan says:

    Why is Cervy starting this game?

  162. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Because Micheal Kay knows what a bunt-able pitch is.

  163. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    What was up with those comments appearing and disappearing at the bottom?

  164. Bryan Egan says:

    Hundred bucks says BG takwes this pitch

  165. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    good ab by Gardner…make him throw

  166. Will says:

    Question : Why couldn’t / can’t Montero/Romine skip AAA and be the backstop while learning the tricks of the trade? Cervelli never even had a full season in AAA and has played an awfully lot for a guy who can’t hit and can’t throw runners out. It seems unfair to those guys. Especially since Romine can hit and defend and Montero can hit.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      Regular reps, blah blah blah, party line about development, blah blah blah. However, I don’t think that Cervelli plays any more than your average back-up catcher.

    • YankeesJunkie says:

      They could, but preferable you would like to see a player hit every level for at least a bit. Cervelli jumped AAA probably because he did not have the much upside and was only going to be a back up catcher.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Have Montero grow a faux-hawk and teach Romine to fist pump, then we’ll talk.

    • Cuso says:

      I think the WBC was big in his development.

      That and the fact that Romine/Montero are not considered career backups and thus are important to get consistent ABs.

  167. Sarah says:

    Gardy cannot buy a hit. UGH.

  168. ItsATarp says:

    Gardner getting BABIP fucked

  169. Mojo says:

    Could this be ONE of THOSE games? Could it? I ask you, Yankee Universe, could it? Could it be?

  170. Greg says:

    Lackey’s not getting some close calls either.

    This ump doesnt want to go home.

  171. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    at least Jeter looks like he’s running well

  172. Bryan Egan says:

    Dear NESN…Grandy =/= Cervelli

  173. Greg says:

    Meanwhile Doug Fister has a perfect game going against the Royals through 6.

  174. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  175. Mister Delaware says:

    Scutaro sucks as a baseball player.

  176. Cy Pettitte says:

    thanks Scutaro.

  177. Hummingbird S. says:

    Thank you Scutaro

  178. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:


  179. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Marco Scutaro = Not Gritty Enough

  180. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fastball is now missing up.

  181. Chen Meng Wang says:

    haha, nice base running Scuturo.

  182. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    WTF was Scutaro thinking?

    • Jetrer says:

      he was thinking that Swisher usually throws lollipops

      • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

        Hell, I probably could’ve thrown Scutaro out.

        Trying to advance when the RF gets a 3 step running start into his throw is usually a bad idea.

        • Jetrer says:

          he was out by only a few feet on a better than usual throw from Swisher
          I’m sure their scouting reports say to run on Swish
          still probably a bad idea leading off the inning though

  183. YankeesJunkie says:

    Nice throw by Swish!

  184. Monteroisdinero says:

    We have to win this game with Swish going all Golsonian….

  185. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Well he sure didn’t overswing at that last slider.

  186. Mister Delaware says:

    Adrian Gonzalez needs Kevin Long.

  187. Greg says:

    Key out of this game right here in order to save pitches.

  188. YankeesJunkie says:

    I am in class and I missed the run, what happened?

  189. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    I have an irrational hatred for Pedroia.

  190. Mister Delaware says:

    Where the fuck was that?

  191. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Any time this ump wants to call the low strike.

  192. Will says:

    Too many noodle bats in this line-up (cough Cervellli, cough Gardner).

    This would’ve been my ideal lineup for today.

    Montero (in my dreams!)
    Nunez (playing hurt is not cool Capitan!)

  193. Jesse says:

    WTF is up with this strike zone? Good God.

  194. Roland Deschain says:

    CC could throw a beach ball right down the middle and he’d call it a ball.

  195. Hummingbird S. says:

    61 pitches and not even 3 innings pitched. Bullpen better be ready tonight.

  196. Greg says:

    I wonder if Mertin’s abiliy to frame would help in this game.

  197. Cy Pettitte says:

    same pitch same result

  198. Karl Krawfid says:

    Okay that was nasty CC

  199. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CC has pwned AGon and Ortiz

  200. Bryan Egan says:

    CC is getting a ton of swinging strikes. He just needs to get a tad bit more economical.

  201. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    I really don’t get why more pitchers don’t throw at Ortiz’s head? He such a jackass. He crwods the fucking plate and then he takes his long pompous ass trots between pitches. Fuck him. Really, we need a Bob Gibson type on any team in the league to bean him right in his fat fucking head.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Because this isn’t a video game and Ortiz has a wife and kids?

      • Bryan Egan says:

        He also loves the inside pitches. He pummels them ovah the monstah.

      • Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

        They did it all the time back in the day, and those weren’t video games. Look, I’m not looking for anyone to get killed or even injured, but he’s putting himself in harms way with that stuff. Ok, maybe you don’t bean him in the head, but you at least throw a few high hard ones and make him think twice. If he keeps that shit up, then it’s assumption of risk and it’s on him.

        It’s sort of like going to a weekend day game at Fenway all garbed out in Yankee gear and raucously cheering for the Bombers throughou. You are pretty much asking to get your ass kicked. It’s not right, and you may have a wife and kids, but you should have consider all that before you decided to cross lines.

        (And no, I don’t condone the beating opposing fans stuff at all, I’m just saying. I do, however, condone some brush back pitches if you pull the shit that Papi does in addition to wearing all that body armor. He’s an ass.)

      • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

        Nobody should ever go headhunting, but he does have a point that Ortiz rarely seems to get backed off the plate compared to other power hitters.

  202. Xstar7 says:

    CC has 6 K’s already? Nice

  203. Greg says:

    Perfect game over for Fister. Gives up a single to Alex Gordon.

  204. BK2ATL says:

    CC is looking pretty good out there tonight. The umpire is working him over on calls tho. Combine that with the Sox’ good eyes, he’s expending a lot of pitches over 3. We need him to get to the 7th.

    We need some offense.

    BTW, I don’t think CC drilling Ellsbury was an accident. It sent a message loud and clear, and early in the game. Lackey hasn’t really come too far inside since.

  205. YankeesJunkie says:

    Also like me those lead off walks.

  206. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Good trivia questions. I’m gonna guess Maris/Yaz, Mattingly/Boggs, and A-Rod/Ortiz

  207. Will says:

    Lackey stop staring in at the umpire when you throw something 6 inches off the plate you fucktard!

  208. Bryan Egan says:

    I’m rather surprised they are not sending Grandy. Salty has not be solid throwing to second all year.

  209. flamingo says:

    Tex making him work.

  210. Greg says:

    Got in on the hands.

  211. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Hooray, Tex popped it up. Something new..

  212. Hummingbird S. says:

    Mr. pop up with another one.

  213. V says:

    Popup or strikeout, popup or strikeout. FU Teix.

  214. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Tex pops up #skyisblue

  215. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Does the infield fly rule only work with a runner in scoring position?

  216. Tom Zig says:

    Tex pops up.

    In other news, water is wet

  217. Widget says:

    all that razzle dazzle and fouling pitch after pitch and we get a lame pop up to the shortstop. Argh Tex is so frustrating this season despite his great HR and RBI totals.

  218. Cy Pettitte says:

    yay stupid wall helping us!

  219. forensic says:

    I wish Tex would remember how to hit against the sox. Last yeartheaverage disappeared, still with some power. Now there’s nothing left.

  220. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  221. Hummingbird S. says:

    Atta boy Robbie!

  222. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Yeah Cano, fuck YEAH awesome baserunning by Grandy as well.

  223. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy shit was that a nice piece of hitting.

  224. YankeesJunkie says:

    Good aggressive base running by Granderson and beautiful hit by Cano.

  225. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Scutaro’s arm looked like shit on that relay

  226. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I love the aggressive baserunning on the road.

    Also, Cano is a fackin’ monstah!

  227. BK2ATL says:

    Nice hitting Robbie. Great baserunning Grandy!!!!

    2-0 Yanks. Let’s keep it going.

  228. Tom says:

    Wow, it looks as if the bloom is off the Tex rose on this board.

  229. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yankees really making Lackey work.

  230. Greg says:

    Joe West is somewhere going crazy.

  231. Cy Pettitte says:

    what an AB from Swish

  232. Tom Zig says:

    bravo Swish, bravo

  233. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    At least Rapuano isn’t only squeezing CC.

    Lackey could really use a low strike right now.

  234. Mike Axisa says:

    Swisher doesn’t get credit for that at-bat because there was NO PRESSURE!

  235. Karl Krawfid says:

    Man I know their was some talk about the Yanks not picking up Swish’s option earlier in the year.

    Sox would scoop him up like Al Aceves.

  236. Mickey Scheister says:

    Swish needs to bat higher in this glorious lineup.

  237. Monteroisdinero says:

    2-0 breaking ball for a strike. Look to crush that and take his avg fb the opposite way.

  238. Hummingbird S. says:

    way to swing at ball four.

  239. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I like this inning

  240. Chen Meng Wang says:

    chavez 2-2 2RBI singles. nice.

  241. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Chavez should DH when ARod comes back. Well unless by some miracle they call up Montero but still Chavez for DH.

  242. BK2ATL says:

    Nice hitting Chavez. I guess he read someone’s recent article. 2 hits, 2 RBIs. Lackey is getting worked this inning. Luv it.

  243. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Haha Lackey falls down trying to grab that

  244. forensic says:

    Nice to see Chavez finally finding some holes for hits again.

  245. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Chavez is a professional.

    Chavez, Fatty, Sweaty all making legit contributions to the 2011 Yanks.

    Cashman deserves a lot of credit.

  246. Karl Krawfid says:


  247. flamingo says:


  248. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Posada please just take the strikeout with a runner on first.

  249. Cy Pettitte says:

    hip hip, oy vey.

  250. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Jorge…1st pitch db….niceeeeeee

  251. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jorge is getting unbearable to watch

  252. Roland Deschain says:

    Posada and Cervelli offer no upgrade over Montero. Not one.

  253. Greg says:

    You knew that would happen. But we got two runs this time.

  254. YankeesJunkie says:

    Never seen that before.

  255. Dela G says:

    can we bring up montero plz?

  256. Kevin G. says:

    You’re breaking my balls here Posada

  257. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jorge Posada-making the transition to Montero a more and more beautiful thing.

  258. Jetrer says:

    Hip Hip… fucking call up Montero please

  259. Sheepmeister says:

    i wish girardi would just tell posada, don’t swing the bat at all, let them strike you out on 3 pitches if they have to, but do not swing, you suck at the swinging thing now.

  260. Sarah says:

    Jorge with the GIDP. If only ARod was healthy, Chavez would be DH tonight…

  261. Tom Zig says:

    Jorge is a double agent for the Sox.

  262. Guest says:

    Two days until Montero. Two days. Can’t wait.

  263. Widget says:

    I blame Girardi 100% for using Posada. No excuse at all for him to be in. He sucks. It’s over.

  264. forensic says:

    A little piece of me dies every time I still see posada in a Yankees uniform still playing.

  265. Mickey Scheister says:

    DFA Posada…NOW!! Get Jesus on the mainline and be done with the crumb bum already!

  266. Hummingbird S. says:

    Thankfully Posada’s sorry ass is still in the lineup while they waste Montero’s ABs down in triple-A. Way to go, front office.

  267. Champagne_whores says:

    Can we please get jorge to just bunt when there are guys on base?

  268. ItsATarp says:

    Fuck Posada… Get him out of here with AJ. Lackey can’t find the zone and he first pitch swings into a double play.

  269. Chen Meng Wang says:

    i can haz jezuz montero plz?

  270. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cashman needs to find Jesus

  271. BK2ATL says:

    Girardi should’ve publicly benched Posada prior to this series. It worked last time. So quickly, he reverted to what he was prior.

  272. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    1:45 minutes into this game….and bottom of the 4th….gotta love yanks/sox

  273. Will says:

    Nice Posada. Way to pad the lead. Seriously, you’re one of my favorite Yankees ever but you’re retirement can’t come soon enough. You’re lack of production and blockage of Jesus Montero are pissing me off.

  274. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why the fuck can’t the Yankees get Carl Crawford out? Is it too much to ask?

  275. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Crawford has owned us this year

  276. Roland Deschain says:

    Guy can’t catch up to a fastball so CC hangs a breaking ball on the first pitch. Great pitch selection.

  277. Greg says:

    Hanging breaking ball

  278. Karl Krawfid says:

    5 straight breaking balls to Karl Krawfid.

  279. Cy Pettitte says:

    Crawford = CC killer

  280. ItsATarp says:

    Jesus, the only time Carl Crawford hits is vs the yankees

  281. Bryan Egan says:

    Seriously??? Fucking Crawford. Can he only hit vs NY this year?

  282. Widget says:

    Of course he gives up a homer to Crawford. It’s not like he has been trash this season. Thanks again Posada for killing two rallies.

  283. Chen Meng Wang says:

    I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this…I agree with Micheal Kay. If the pitcher is good enough, he should have every right to be considered for the MVP

    BTW Fuckin Crawford.

  284. Roland Deschain says:

    Don’t melt down, CC.

  285. Hummingbird S. says:

    Let’s hope this is not CC’s trademark implosion against the Sox.

  286. BK2ATL says:

    Too many breaking balls to Crawford tonight. CC needs to stick with the hard stuff first, then go back to the off speed. Not the other way around, esp. vs. Crawford. He’s already walked him on off-speed stuff, and gotten drilled for a HR on the same.

  287. Tom Zig says:

    Carl Crawford owns CC Sabathia this year. Despite having a sub .600 OPS vs lefty starters this year.

  288. Cy Pettitte says:

    yea CC is dunzo, getting hammered by the 7-8-9 hitters, is he serious?

  289. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hey CC. Try throwing a fucking Change up!

  290. Greg says:

    He’s starting to lose his control

  291. Ivan says:

    Come On CC….

  292. Roland Deschain says:

    And this is the bottom of their lineup. He’s owning Ortiz and Gonzalez.

  293. Mickey Scheister says:

    Come on brown bear, don’t fail us now

  294. J-Rod says:

    It’s one thing if Bautista isn’t considered by these guys to be the frontrunner, but to not even be in the conversation? WTFFFFFFF?

  295. Will says:

    And it starts. This is what happens when you can’t come through with RISP. Wow.

    • Total Dominication says:

      Because 3 runs in 4 innings sucks.

      • Will says:

        When you are facing the Red Sox and you clearly had two big chances to score more, yes it does suck. If there is a player of the game Posada is the anti-thesis of that. Horrible situational hitting.

    • Jetrer says:

      .500 BA with RISP is not coming through???

      • Tom says:

        Against the Sox, in the Fens, yes, it’s “not coming through.” It’s vidtory or death in these games. Posada screwed up twice, the second was a big-time screwup. I’ve held off on the Montero wish (because of reports of his fielding), but no more. He should dh in place of Posada because he can’t do worse than Posada and may do much better.

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      the problem is not the whole offense. Only Cervelli and Posada drag the unit down. And the major problem is that the usual CC meltdown is coming anytime now

  296. Fun fact: Nick Swisher since June 1st: .300/.417/.557 with 18 HR and 53 BB.

  297. Ivan says:

    Or Kay, maybe its just CC Sabathia or just plain luck.

  298. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Thatta boy stick with the fastball.

  299. Roland Deschain says:

    A called strike 3!!!!!

  300. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    That’s a huge pitch.

  301. BK2ATL says:

    Beautifully nasty pitch. 96 on the outside corner. Let’s go CC.

  302. Mike Axisa says:

    This is a big at-bat. Gotta get Scutaro here.

  303. ItsATarp says:

    well CC still on pace for 18K’s

  304. Ivan says:

    WTF was that pitch!!!

  305. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Maybe Marco Scutaro can hit like Marco Scutaro and ground out weakly one of these days.

  306. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    what is up with Scutaro and Crawford?

  307. Greg says:

    Should have walked Scutaro. He has owned Gonzalez.

  308. Roland Deschain says:

    Defeated by Marco Scutaro and Carl Crawford AGAIN! UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!

  309. Ivan says:

    It’s amazing how one pitch can effect an AB.

  310. Jetrer says:

    fucking CC.
    getting beat by Carl Crawford and Marco fucking Scutaro

  311. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    sox hitters know hes not getting the calls on the corners so they sit on a nice fat pitch down the middle to hammer

  312. nsalem says:

    Posada’s righty split 2011 .350/.470/.820
    Montero 2011 split in triple A .350/.471/.821

    The only things that sucks around here is stupid, ignorant and ungrateful fans

    • Total Dominication says:

      Is this a month?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Yeah no.

    • forensic says:

      I should be more grateful that he quit on the team because he was cranky that things weren’t being done his way.

      • nsalem says:

        that has nothing to do with this conversation (and neither does Motero’s alleged attitude problems earlier this year). The only point is that Posada’s year vs righties in the major leagues has been no better or worse than Montero’s year in triple AAA. T

        • forensic says:

          Sure it does, that’s my biggest reason for wanting him nowhere near this organization anymore. The fact that almost all of the production you’re referring to has come in two two-week spans with nothing the other 4 months is just a very close second.

          • nsalem says:

            He made one bad mistake in 16 years on the team which was immediately resolved and didn’t negatively impact the team. For this you want him nowhere near the organization? Montero and Sanchez have both had disciplinary problems this year. Should we get rid of them also?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Didn’t want to include last year because it invalidates what you’re arguing right?

      • Jetrer says:

        why? what was Montero’s split vs. RHP last year? not sure how that would invalidate Posada being as good against MLB RHP as Montero in AAA this year anyways?

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          That’s not Montero’s splits it’s his overall triple slash. And if we’re taking out every time Jorge has sucked then I want Montero’s 2010 stats to be included.

          • Jetrer says:

            didn’t realize those weren’t Montero’s splits
            Montero 2011 vs. RHP 273/331/400
            Posada 2011 vs. RHP 275/350/470
            So Posada has been much better against RHP and at a higher level of competition
            As far as taking out every time he sucked, wouldn’t that apply to both. They were both better last year. I’m only using the splits vs. RHP because they are facing a RHP. Posada would not be playing if they were facing LHP.

            • nsalem says:

              Yes I would imagine Montero’s stats vs RHP would be weaker. I’m not trying to start an argument. It’s just my opinion that Posada hasn’t been terrible in his righty DH role and killing him for a couple of bad at-bats is silly. JobaWockeeZ as he tends to do decides to introduce irrelevant numbers and bad sarcasm to create an arguement

          • nsalem says:

            You can throw in his Trenton, Charleston and Little League stats for all I care. The only points I am making is that Posada’s year facing righties is similar to Montero’s overall year in the minor leagues (both of their numbers are decent and not great). That and how immature it is to whine over a couple of at bats. If you want to disagree with me debate those points because those are the only points I made. Bringing up anything outside those parameters is just total bullshit and a very weak attempt on your part to create an argument.

  313. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking CC, you need to stop getting owned by crawford and scutaro

  314. ItsATarp says:

    Scutaro and Crawford only hit the yankees..jeez they be batting .200 if they didn’t play us

  315. Guns of the Navarone says:

    The Red Sox really are unbelievably good. They’re quiet for most of the game and then, BAM!, bust out at any time when you make any mistakes over the plate.

  316. Mickey Scheister says:

    Fuck this ump, he’s terrible.

  317. BK2ATL says:

    He freaking hangs a changeup…….

  318. YankeesJunkie says:

    Time for CC to beast up.

  319. Monteroisdinero says:

    Scutaro-another Yankee killer. He killed Mo when he was with the A’s as well.

  320. Roland Deschain says:

    Would have been nice to have another run on one of those times we had 2 men on, but nope, Posada had to play and hit into two DPs.

  321. Champagne_whores says:

    Salty stole the signal there if you didnt see it by going to second on the fastball
    Fulfin cheats

  322. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is painful to watch. CC giving up these runs.

    Posada keeping the sox in the game.

  323. Ivan says:

    Stop the bleeding here…

  324. Sarah says:

    I do not understand. CC has not struggled like this in previous years, and some of it is bad luck, but crikey, this is ridiculous.

  325. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    CC Sabathia: better than you.

  326. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    8 K’s!

  327. Greg says:

    Should have just walked Scutaro.

  328. BK2ATL says:

    Wow!!! 3 Ks for CC vs. Gonzalez.

  329. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Wow, Did Crawford and A-Gon switch swings tonight?

  330. Total Dominication says:

    This came is going until 1.

  331. Will says:

    Cool! Now we have the noodle bats coming up for our half of the inning.

  332. Bob Stone says:

    Way to go CC!!

  333. YankeesJunkie says:

    Thank you CC

  334. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A shutdown game from here on out would be great for my confidence against the Red Sox for any starter. Please.

  335. Champagne_whores says:

    They are stealing signals again you would think that the yankees would pick it up.

  336. Mykey says:

    It’s the Red Sox. CC is allowed to give up a couple runs.

  337. BK2ATL says:

    CC’s already at 84 pitches after 4 innings. I’m thinking that he NEEDS to go at least 120 tonight. Important game. The offense needs to knock Lackey out of here.

    • forensic says:

      He gets smacked around once he’s over 100 pitches. You push him that far and you’re begging for a repeat of the huge innings he’s already had against them.

  338. A-Rod's Hip says:

    Darnell McDonald though?

  339. Xstar7 says:

    CC has A-Gon’s number this game

  340. #24!!!! says:

    And this is only the top of the 5th…

  341. Sarah says:

    More runs off Lackey please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  342. Cy Pettitte says:


  343. flamingo says:


  344. Roland Deschain says:


  345. Karl Krawfid says:

    Cervie baby

  346. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  347. Greg says:



  348. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Ha, of all people to hit a ball onto Yawkey Way.


  349. Mykey says:

    Frank the tank!

  350. Jerome S. says:

    I still blame Cervelli.

  351. Ivan says:

    Damn….someone was eating their wheaties today.

  352. BK2ATL says:

    Holy shit!!! Cervelli????

    I’ll take it. Cervelli goes deep.

    Let’s take Lackey down right now.

  353. Dino Velvet says:

    Yanks are hitting toooo many homers.


  354. Dela G says:

    You got cerved!!

  355. Mike Axisa says:

    He hit it out of the stadium!

  356. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Who needs Montero?

    Who needs A-Rod?

    We got C&C Hitting Factory!!!!

  357. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Wow, Cervelli clearing everything…very unexpected.

  358. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    AJ may be shitty, but at least he’s never given up a HR to Francisco Cervelli.

  359. Monteroisdinero says:

    Sterling’s call??????

  360. Cy Pettitte says:

    Gardy :(

    I want him to get hot, this must be painful for him.

    • Sarah says:

      It’s excruciating to watch, I cannot imagine how frustrated he is right now. I’m frustrated for him.

      • Chen Meng Wang says:

        Why is it that certain players go into slumps(jeter, Tex, Swish) fans get frustrated WITH them, but when other players (Gardner) slump they are frustrated FOR them. Not accusing you personally just asking a general question.

        • Sarah says:

          I don’t know, and that’s a good question. Personally, I’m not usually frustrated WITH/AT them. My guess would be it has something to do with expectations. Fans expect more from Jeter, Tex, etc?

          • Chen Meng Wang says:

            Honestly, I’m the same way. I will never boo a player on my team, or wish for them to preform poorly. I know that even when AJ goes out there and sucks, He’s trying his hardest and it’s not working for him. Yeah it’s hard to watch but there is nothing I can do to help the player succeed, and getting angry at the player isn’t going to help anything.

        • Jetrer says:

          not sure that’s true, plenty of people here were calling Gardner a glorified 4th OF earlier in the year, and plenty have defended Jeter, Tex and Swish even when they were struggling.

        • Cy Pettitte says:

          Gardy is getting BABIP fucked lately.

          Teix has a 180mil contract and hits pop ups with the occasional HR mixed in.

          Jeter is old, watching old people do anything, especially a competitive sport, is frustrating

          Swish i dunno lol? he was really really putrid in the beginning of the season though. like beyond awful.

          • Sarah says:

            And Tex sometimes gets BABIP screwed as well. But there’s a lot of pop ups in there.

            If I can tell a player is frustrated, then I’m frustrated for them. Jeter shows no visible signs of frustration when he’s not hitting but I’m sure he is just as aggravated as we, the fans are, because he knows what he is capable of, and knows how his body is letting him down.

        • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

          In this case: Gardner came up through the organization and a lot of non-Yankees fans didn’t think he was an everyday player, so fans want him to prove himself.

          As opposed to Tex and Swish, who were brought in from outside the org., and thus provide angry fans an excuse to bitch.

  361. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Lackey doing his best to make sure that AJ will still escape thursday with a lower ERA.

  362. Monteroisdinero says:

    A Cerv homer and a Swish assist at 2B from right center.

    Ya know Suzyn….

  363. JMK says:

    Hey guys, maybe it’s my TV but there’s some awful bug-zapper sounds. Is that from the crowd? What is that?

  364. Sarah says:

    First pitch pop up. Thanks Tex.

  365. Erica says:

    Tex… popping up. GEE.

  366. Monteroisdinero says:

    Tex and Jeets really working the pitch count. Nice work guys.

  367. Karl Krawfid says:

    Another pop up? Shocking. Dropping his back leg again on hanging change ups.

  368. Jerome S. says:

    AJ and Lackey are in competition for higher ERA’s.

  369. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Tex is a 3 true outcome guy: homerun, pop out, swing over a changeup.

    Whatever, as long as he hits 30 out and plays gold glove defense I’m happy. It’s not my money.

  370. Greg says:

    It comes to this that with Tex’s swing. He has to hit it clean on in order to make good contact. When the ball is in on the bat or at the end of the bat, he pops it up.

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Kevin Long needs to change him back. The 2 hands on the bat isn’t working.

      The stance isn’t working.

      I want 2— to 2009 Tex back.

  371. Will says:

    Tex pop-up. Whaaaaa???

  372. Xstar7 says:

    And Tex pops up on the first pitch…

  373. Mojo says:

    Honestly might as well bench him in the playoffs. Y’all know damn well that he’s not going to do shit against the Red Sox. Pressure es no bueno for Senor Tex.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      The other option is Jorge

      • Mojo says:

        It’s just an ugly fact we all must consider. I want to love Tex. Fuck, who doesn’t? The guy is golden, but holy hot peppermint balls, he’s simply NOT the All-Star the Yankees thought they were signing. I sign it off to pressure and spotlight. Takes a lot to succeed in NYC, maybe Mark just doesn’t have what it takes. Sucks to admit, but he hasn’t shown me otherwise in the past three years.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          So 2009 didn’t happen?

          • Mojo says:

            Maybe my memory has abandoned me in my young age, but didn’t he hit like one bomb in extra innings against the Twins, was it? You can prove me wrong, but, from what I’ve seen through the past few years, Teixera can’t consistently handle big pressure situations/scenarios. And, I know this is your blog essentially, but what an asinine question . . . Of course 2009 happened.

        • Chen Meng Wang says:

          .267/.366/.520 OBP .886 107HR 330RBI 4.6WAR(per year)

          I’d have signed up for those numbers when we signed Tex if that’s what I was told we were getting.

          • Mojo says:

            I expected more along the lines of AGon’s present performance, perhaps with a tad more long balls in the batch

            • Chen Meng Wang says:

              I think your expectations are a little unfair, the only time he hit over .300 over the course of a season was a season that he spent time in the NL, and in 2005 in Texas(.301).

    • forensic says:

      His ops is now under .450 againstthesox this year. I really like him, but his becoming more and more all or nothing with apparent adjustments is beyond frustrating.

  374. Karl Krawfid says:

    Throw him a slider CC. Down.

  375. Greg says:

    So far for both teams, the damage is being done by the bottom of the lineups

  376. Mickey Scheister says:

    DP, bang bang.

  377. Dela G says:

    yikes, a little squeezing…

  378. Monteroisdinero says:

    just thinkin’ about 2 months of nothin’ from Arod at his salary. It’s enough to make me barf on pumpkin/sunflower seeds.

    At least he won’t be “worn down” in October.

  379. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Doesn’t it seem like the ump is wayyyyy more likely to call a strike when the batter takes off towards first as soon as the ball hits the catcher’s glove?

  380. Jetrer says:

    fucking awful CC
    Bullpen now please

  381. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC you’re making me angry. this shit is bananas.

  382. Roland Deschain says:

    Get the pen in there right now. CC’s gonna melt down again and give up the lead.

  383. Karl Krawfid says:

    Choke job.

  384. Greg says:

    why wasnt he guarding the line?

  385. Ivan says:

    Ugh….one of these games CC is gonne have one of those dominate games against the Sox’s….but in the meantime, this is just fustrating.

  386. Sheepmeister says:

    This umpire has effective changed 5 ABs for the sox with no strike calls in the first 2 pitches.

  387. Monteroisdinero says:

    Chavez and jeter on the left side is some serious range deficiency.

  388. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Thank you for resisting the urge to play the infield in, Joe.

    For once the binder is helping us.

  389. Tom Zig says:

    Here comes a Carl Crawford HR

  390. nedro says:

    Thank you, Robbie!

  391. Tom says:

    About that bug-zapper sound. I notice it only when a bottom-of-the-screen graphic appears, sometimes.

  392. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Great play by Robbie.

    Larry Bowa and Melky Cabrera must be sitting behind the Yankees dugout

  393. Will says:

    The Red Sox are not making CC work, he’s is making himself working by fooling around with 0-2 counts and not throwing strikes.

  394. Sheepmeister says:

    If I were lackey, I would intentionally walk cano, swisher, and chavez, and let posada ground into a triple play on the first pitch.

  395. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Aight CC, put this sucker away!

  396. Cy Pettitte says:

    what are those morons doing in the dugout? lol

  397. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    10 strikeouts!

  398. nedro says:

    10 K’s, baby.

  399. Ivan says:


  400. flamingo says:


  401. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Wait a minute. Did Ortiz just pat CC’s ass as he was coming off the field?

  402. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Congrats to Sabathia for reaching 200 strikeouts this season.

  403. Roland Deschain says:

    Whew. That’ll be it, not the best game but he held them to 2 runs. Wade and then Logan for Ellsbury. Hopefully Lackey’s out there for one more.

  404. Greg says:

    What a line.

    5IP 9H 2ER 2BB 10K

  405. ItsATarp says:

    The sox either hit it hard or strike out

  406. BK2ATL says:

    Wow, CC bearing down to kill the threat. I’d still run him out there for the 6th. This is one of those games that will define the rest of the season. We gotta come out of this game with a win.

  407. Guest says:

    There have been over 200 pitches thrown in 5 innings…but only six runs. So many long counts.

    These teams are mirror images of heach other. These lineups are so much tougher to get through than any other in baseball

  408. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Glad to hear Singleton confirm my suspicion that Crawford easily could’ve caught that ball without jumping.

  409. Ivan says:

    Gardner makes that play blind folded.

  410. Sheepmeister says:

    Wade sits down, does this mean Girardi is going to the patented let the SP get himself in trouble, then call on the bullpen?

  411. A-Rod's Hip says:

    whatever it takes to put up a 0.. he got it done

  412. Guest says:

    109 pitches through 5 innings. Tons of baserunners, so many of the pitches he has thrown were high stress.

    The next important inning CC will pitch is the first inning of the ALDS.

    Take him out of the game.

  413. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish, y u no do this all year?

  414. Monteroisdinero says:

    Jorge will NOT gidp 3 times in a row. He rocks.

  415. Tom Zig says:

    Jorge is upset he cant GIDP again

  416. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I really think that the Yankees should pull CC.

    It’s not about pitch count (as Axisa said earlier, 120 pitches is like 100 for him.) It’s about putting runners on base. If you’re going to have to go to Wade anyway, let him start with a clean slate.

    • Roland Deschain says:

      I agree, but Joe’s gonna let him go out there anyway. What’s gonna happen is he’ll put McDonald on then let him pitch the lefty lefty to Ellsbury. If he gets on he’ll let CC try to get out of it against Scutaro and it’ll be tied. Then he’ll go to the pen.

  417. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    The Yankees that made outs in that inning saw 4 pitches.

  418. Tom says:

    If CC comes out for the 6th, he needs an inning like the one Lackey just had. Fast, low stress.

  419. Monteroisdinero says:

    Pitch count or first batter on gets CC outta there?

  420. Greg says:

    The problem is with Burnett and Hughes to follow, the bullpen needs as much rest as they can. That’s probably Girardi’s thining.

  421. Monteroisdinero says:

    CC told Joe: I got this Skip.


  422. lily says:

    he left cc in?!!!! is girardi crazy?????

  423. MrPappageorgio says:

    Maybe the Yankees know they won’t sign CC after he opts out so they’re running him into the ground this year to ruin it for the next team.

  424. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    lol…. .198 beast

  425. Guest says:

    I disagree with this. Not worth it. Only something historic would keep the Yanks out of the playoffs. Having CC rested and at his best in October (and everyone else, really) is a higher priority than winning the division. Putting up a incredibly high six inning pitch count is not in CC or the Yank’s best interest.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      He’s on an extra day, and 120 is like 100 for CC, I’ve got no problem with it.

      • Guest says:

        He’s thrown a lot of innings and a lot of pitches before, and while we might call him a horse, he is actually a human being.

        Remember the ridiculous run he went on in ’08 that got Milwaulkee into the playoffs and probably made him 40 mil extra dollars? You remember how he fared in the playoffs that year? Not well. Obviously, we don’t know for a fact that he pitched poorly that game because he had thrown too many innings down the stretch, but even CC seems to think it played a role.

        My main point is that the focus now has to be on the playoffs. Barring something completely out of the ordinary for any non-Met organization, the Yanks will make the post-season. Just because CC can throw a ton of pitches in a regular season game, doesn’t mean the Yanks should let him throw a ton of pitches.

        Not until the leaves start changing colors, anyway.

    • MrPappageorgio says:


  426. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Nifty play by Chavez.

  427. Cy Pettitte says:

    way to go, not Nunez.

  428. MrPappageorgio says:

    Solid play by Chavez. He’s good if he can actually get to the ball

  429. Hummingbird S. says:

    the man can really play D

  430. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Yankees Achilles heals….no name pitchers and sub .200 hitters

  431. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Colon starting on “binder day.”

    Kay made a funny!

  432. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yankee Stadium binder day was by order of Joe Girardi.

  433. Monteroisdinero says:

    Amazing Arod has missed so much time due to pounding his glove in the dirt on a grounder to him at 3rd…

  434. Mike Axisa says:

    Bah, that’s an out if the bat doesn’t break.

  435. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I’m interested to see what Axisa writes about letting CC go this far.

  436. Monteroisdinero says:

    Let’s go CC. One more and there are 5 boxes of Cap’n Crunch in the clubhouse.

  437. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    terrible feeling about next pitch

  438. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    96 MPH on the outside black, on the 127th pitch.


  439. Chen Meng Wang says:

    YEAH CC!!!

  440. Cy Pettitte says:

    CC! redemption.

  441. Mike Axisa says:

    Very nice CC. That’s a boss outing right there.

  442. Mister Delaware says:

    He’s such a fucking horse.

  443. Ivan says:

    CC is a grown ass man

  444. nedro says:

    GOOD BOY, CC!!!!!

  445. Greg says:

    Good job big guy

  446. iloveyoubartolo says:

    Ace, baby.

  447. Roland Deschain says:

    Hell of a job by CC. That should quiet the idiots. Now our elite bullpen needs to get the win.

  448. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    gutty CC!!!! in and out of trouble with a whacked strike zone…did what an ACE was suppose to do…130 pitches…BEAST

  449. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    fuck yeah CC!

  450. Jetrer says:

    very shaky, but can’t really complain too much about 2R, 6IP against Sox

  451. YankeesJunkie says:

    nice game by CC

  452. Monteroisdinero says:

    Check the binder Joe under the section on Walter Johnson-leave CC in for 175 pitches!

  453. BK2ATL says:

    Great fucking job by CC. Ace stuff. So underrated even by Yankees fans.

    Now hit the showers and let the bullpen close this one out.

  454. Chen Meng Wang says:

    YEAH CC. This wasn’t a “dominant” start against the Sox, but I think if he had a more pitcher friendly ump behind the plate, it would’ve been a much different game.

  455. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    lets get fucking CRAZY

  456. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Well this just got interesting

  457. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol so classy.

  458. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    It’s been a while since this type of shit happened. Yay.

  459. Roland Deschain says:

    That was intentional. We need to retaliate. Soriano blast Ortiz in the back.

  460. Widget says:

    and that was intentional. Stay classy Lackey, you so belong on the Red Sox.

  461. Mister Delaware says:

    He just earned his next 0-15 there. We’re lacking there.

  462. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    requirement to be a Sox pitcher: be a total d-bag.

  463. Ed J says:

    CC – what a warrior. Man do we need this guy to win here. We’ll need Soriano, Bruney, Robertson and Mo to finish this off

  464. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    what a dbag

  465. Jetrer says:

    CC looks pissed.
    Don’t mess with the big fella

  466. BK2ATL says:

    CC needs to come out for the 7th, for the specific purpose of drilling Ortiz with a 96 mph in the ribs. Fuck it and fuck them.

    Ortiz will walk down to 1st. He can’t fight.

  467. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Are you serious?! Papi(your team mate) watches his homers all the way into the seats, but if Cervelli celebrates he gets plunked?

  468. Cy Pettitte says:

    Larry? wtf did he do?

  469. Mike Axisa says:

    That’s fine, I’ll take a free baserunner to lead off the inning with the top of the order due up.

  470. Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

    Now, tell me again why we shouldn’t throw at Ortiz’s head?

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      Because hitting him in the head is dangerous. Plunk him in the back sure, but you never EVER throw at another players dome. They are people dude.

      • Oscar Gamble's Fro says:

        Fine, hit him in his back between in his numbers. You don’t necessarily have to hit him in the head. Shoulder, between the numbers, neck, whatever. Just throw at the fat fuck. He deserves it and they’ve been throwing at the Yankees for years.

  471. Mister Delaware says:

    Lackey is shit, but he’s not wild shit like that. Intentional, no matter how stupid it was to do it there.

  472. Guest says:

    Someone has to explain to me why Sox pitchers never get thrown out of games for hitting Yankees.

    It is unbelievable. Seriously, when was the last time a Sox pitcher got ejected for hitting a Yankee?

    They do it all the time. All the freaking time.

    He drills Cervelli on the first pitch after Cervelli f*ing cranks one on him. Yeah, that’s not intentional. Get the f outta here.

  473. FIPster Doofus says:

    Cervelli really trolled Lackey big time.

  474. Roland Deschain says:

    They threw at Cervelli for clapping his hands? Ortiz does that all the time. What BS. Take the run, have Soriano drill Ortiz in the back.

  475. Mickey Scheister says:

    Bullshit! Put CC out for one more batter…

  476. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I’m with Ken Singleton: I don’t care how pissed you are, putting Cervelli on is just about the stupidest thing you can do.

    I mean, I know he hit a homer in his last at bat…but it’s Frankie Cervelli! Just come at him!

    Speaking of which, why the heck is Lackey still in this game anyway?

  477. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    time to score 5 runs and put this shiz outta reach

  478. Tim says:

    I finally figure out why I hate Lackey so much. It is because he is the ugliest person on the face of the planet.

  479. Brandon says:

    Hmm, I am not sure what I want more, a line drive right to Wegners head or a fastball right at Ortiz’s head…

  480. Jetrer says:

    please don’t bunt 3-0

  481. Roland Deschain says:

    But on 3-0 Girardi!

  482. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Lackey should have been tossed. that was just fucked up.

  483. Stratman9652 says:

    If Cervelli scores because of this he is instant player of the game.

  484. Rey22 says:

    *gets plunked*


  485. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    i mean score 4, then Jorge can hit into a double play and end the inning

  486. BK2ATL says:

    Please let Gardner run right now.

  487. nedro says:

    Goddamn fucking bunts!!!

  488. Sarah says:

    Gardy with the bunt!

  489. Xstar7 says:

    Nice Gardy, Nice

  490. Jesse says:

    Please hit a 2-run double down the right field line Jete.

  491. Guest says:

    If both sides haven’t been warned, I don’t mind putting CC in for one more batter. Heck, if he gets suspended, so what? Forced rest during games that don’t matter.

  492. BK2ATL says:

    Why is Jeter swinging??? Let Gardner take 2nd, THEN swing.

  493. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I think that’s the first pitch below the waist that’s been called for a strike tonight.

  494. Mister Delaware says:

    I don’t get not running Gardner here.

  495. A-Rod's Hip says:

    Yankee bias aside.. I would’ve hit Cervelli as well. Just wouldn’t wanna jeapordize a ballgame like this where I’m trailing 4-2 and haven’t exactly been in a groove on the mound all night.

  496. IRF says:

    RBI of shame FTW

  497. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Gardner should’ve been on the move…

  498. Paul O'neill's Batting Helmet says:

    baseball “discipline” is so stupid. You get drilled for clapping your hands after hitting a big HR? No, no, can’t actually show any emotion, that’s grounds for getting a rock thrown at you.

    • BK2ATL says:

      That shit only plays in the AL, where bitch-ass pitchers have no recourse. In the NL, Lackey himself gets “accidentally” drilled.

      I’m glad CC drilled Ellsbury and I hope he comes back out to drill Ortiz.

  499. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    I mean DJ grounding into a dp and killing the inning because they couldnt just let Gardner run and take away the twin killing

  500. Greg says:

    Run still scores. And Lackey hurts himself.

  501. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    At least Cervy scored

  502. Mike Axisa says:

    Thanks for the insurance run.

  503. Jorge says:

    Not a very smart man that John Lackey.

  504. Xstar7 says:

    At least it scored a run…

  505. Jesse says:

    That would have been funny if Cervelli clapped his hands when he scored on the DP.

  506. Guest says:

    Grandy’s nailed two of the three true outcomes…

  507. Monteroisdinero says:

    Why can’t jeter take a pitch to let Gardy steal? They are not gonna throw down. Jeter and his ego.

    • Greg says:

      He was going for the hit and run the first time.
      The second time he was protecting the plate.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      It’s not an ego thing.

      It’s a “try to put the ball in play with a runner on 3rd” thing. The steal call wasn’t coming from the dugout, so Jeter’s gotta swing if he sees a pitch to hit, whether or not Gardy is taking off.

  508. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Hey John, how’s that bullet in your foot doing?

  509. Paul O'neill's Batting Helmet says:

    they are gonna kick themselves big time for getting 1 run with 1/3 0 out with a tired frustrated SP.

  510. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeter should have let Gardner steal on the 1-0 pitch.


  511. Mister Delaware says:

    You absolutely drill Ortiz if Pedroia makes an out. Pedroia would happily eat it; Ortiz very obviously does not like baseballs aimed at him.

    • Paul O'neill's Batting Helmet says:

      right, put on a potential run in a close game, just for pride’s sake. I don’t disagree that what Lackey did was bush league, but you take the high road here and just play to win the game.

  512. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Kay: “7IP 5 runs isn’t a bad start for someone with a 5.98 ERA”

    7IP 5 runs = 6.42 ERA

  513. Stratman9652 says:

    They should seriously make Lackey pitch with a bag on his head. HD is not your friend when he starts.

  514. Roland Deschain says:

    Somebody’s gotta retaliate. I’m tired of sitting back and not doing anything. CC’s the only one who throws at their players. Get 2 outs and drill someone in the back.

  515. Cy Pettitte says:

    guess DRob is unavailable, Wade is coming out for the 7th

  516. lily says:

    why cna’t beating the redsox be easy and not stressfull

  517. Jetrer says:

    I love Kay’s logic there, when you come in with a 5.98 ERA and pitch well enough to RAISE his ERA, he did pretty well. Nice Michael.

  518. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I’d rather get the win then start plunking batters. Please just get the last 9 outs before 11.

  519. Mike Axisa says:

    Where’s Soriano?

  520. Cy Pettitte says:

    “Appears that Wade got warned by the umps. No funny business. #nyy”

    yea because Wade was really planning on plunking PEDroia with a 78mph curve.

  521. Will says:

    Reliever who throw primarily soft stuff vs. Red Sox heart of the order. I don’t see this ending well.

  522. Champagne_whores says:

    If i was cashman id have burnett hit every batter on thursday until he is thrown out and girardi is gone. Lets man ban or phelps finish the game against lester.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      When Burnett tries to hit the corner he leaves it right over the middle.

      So if he tries to hit every batter, will he hit every corner?

  523. Stratman9652 says:

    Great now its gonna be ANOTHER series filled with the “will they or won’t they retaliate?” narratives. Because that didn’t get old quick enough the first time.

  524. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Hah. Hadn’t seen the clap on the plate. I would have hit him too. But thanks for the insurance run !

  525. pat says:

    Are you fucking kidding me with this striekzone right now, ump?

  526. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    still love these DBags bitching about Cervis celebration after the home run when yankee fans have seen years of Manny and Ortiz staring down pitchers and showboating their homeruns.

  527. Mister Delaware says:

    Jerry Remy just mocked Cervelli for celebrating when he has “what … 3 career HRs?” Jerry Remy HRs over a decade long career? 7.

  528. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wade won’t get another strike called this at bat.

  529. Ivan says:

    Ump has been tight with the Strikezone all night.

  530. Ed J says:

    fing strike zone!!!

  531. Jetrer says:

    this umpire is fucking awful

  532. Pat D says:

    Why did Rothschild get tossed?

  533. Cy Pettitte says:

    who’s worse at reading balls? Kay or Sox fans at Fenway?

    • Mister Delaware says:

      Trick question: IT IS HIGH … IT IS FAR … IT … IS … played by Aybar on the outfield grass for the second out of the inning. I tell ya, Susan, …

  534. Mister Delaware says:

    Drill this motherfucker right here.

  535. Greg says:

    Just high enough

  536. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    “DRIVEN DEEP TO CENTER…and caught”

    for once, i’m good with it.

  537. Will says:

    I’m trying to be as impartial as I can be when I say this but : WHERE IS THE FUCKING STRIKEZONE?

  538. Jesse says:

    Bring in Logan please.

  539. pat says:

    Another fucking soft ass single.

  540. Roland Deschain says:

    All up to Logan now. Too bad Drob isn’t available.

  541. Greg says:

    Failure by Cory Wade.

  542. Dela G says:

    why is corey wade pitching today?

    ro so mo plz

  543. lily says:

    lol and they still manage to bring the tying run to the plate… smh

  544. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Boone Loogan coming in…am I the only one whose afraid?

  545. Cy Pettitte says:

    handle the bottom of the line up please.

  546. Karl Krawfid says:

    1-2 count and you walk Ortiz.

    you have a 3 run lead.


  547. Champagne_whores says:

    Cory wade really girardi wtf now one bad pitch ties it

  548. stupid guy says:

    this is the part where we blow the lead?

  549. Ivan says:


  550. BK2ATL says:

    When they are beating you so far this season by a count of 10 games to 2, AND they start throwing at your hitters, at some point, you gotta take a stand.

    The baseball stuff will certainly work itself out, but fuck the turn-the-other-cheek-shit again. They are punking you repeatedly.

    By the way, seriously, where is Soriano???

  551. Mister Delaware says:

    Lazy fat fuck …

  552. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Papi is sooooooooo slow

  553. IRF says:

    David Ortiz is the worst baserunner in baseball

  554. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Ortiz: worst kind of good baseball player.

  555. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    thank god ortiz is a fat bastard

  556. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Hahaha fat Papi bailed us out there.

  557. Roland Deschain says:

    Bring in Soriano right now. That was an awful pitch.

  558. AJ says:

    It seems against lefties at Fenway Park, our lefty specialists often come up lame.

  559. Hall and Nokes says:

    Did all of our relievers make the trip?

  560. Widget says:

    I remember Boone once struck out Adrian Gonzalez in a big spot. I guess asking him to get Crawford out was too much to ask.

  561. Jesse says:

    Please ground into a DP.

  562. Mojo says:

    Can anyone say Salami?

  563. pat says:

    I bet they villify Crawford for that look he gave.

  564. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    no reason to throw anything up in the zone here

  565. Roland Deschain says:

    Did anyone see Ortiz clap he hands? He needs to pay!

  566. Mister Delaware says:

    Go fuck your mom, Jarrod.

  567. IRF says:

    Classic Boone

  568. Ivan says:

    Who threw those Sliders, Logan or Randy Johnson.

  569. Monteroisdinero says:

    Salty looking like Sado.

  570. Mister Delaware says:

    I don’t get why he’s still pitching.

  571. Dela G says:

    one more, boone…. one more

  572. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    heres mr all star

  573. Chen Meng Wang says:

    BIG K by Logan…why is he facing McDonald though? is he a Switch Hitter?

  574. pat says:


  575. Ivan says:

    where the Fuck was that pitch man.

  576. Cuso says:

    Bobby V actually just said this on BBTN:

    “Their pitching is on the downcline.”

    No joke.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Earlier today Doug Glanville and Karl Ravech agreed that the Yankees were starting their A lineup today because CC needed to get a win vs. Boston.

      I’d ignore most of what BBTN says if I were you.

  577. Monteroisdinero says:

    Girardi squints in high leverage situations.

    Weird observation.

  578. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Maybe Ortiz can score on a single now that the runners are going.

  579. Ivan says:

    I dont like this spot here…

  580. Mister Delaware says:

    Fastball outside corner was absolutely the right pitch there. Just missed.

  581. Dela G says:


    Great job, Booooooone

  582. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    goooooooooooooooo fuck yourself

  583. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  584. Mister Delaware says:

    I fist pumped too.

  585. Erica says:


  586. Roland Deschain says:

    Blew it right by him. Good job cleaning up the mess, Boone.

  587. Greg says:


  588. Karl Krawfid says:

    Oh baby!!!

  589. BK2ATL says:

    BOONE FUCKING LOGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, kid!!!!!

  590. IRF says:

    That was a pretty good David Robertson impression

  591. Ivan says:


  592. Cy Pettitte says:


  593. Mike Axisa says:

    Logan gets a steak and blowjob tonight.

  594. Chen Meng Wang says:

    HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cervelli is pumped lol.

  595. Jetrer says:

    Fuck yeah Boone!!!

  596. Xstar7 says:


  597. Hall and Nokes says:

    New narrative: can the Yankees beat Boston without Boone Logan?

  598. Mickey Scheister says:

    Yes! BLog rocks!

  599. Monteroisdinero says:

    Fist pump? Cerv gets drilled in the head in the 9th.

  600. Stratman9652 says:

    At this point, I have no problem with Cervelli’s excessive fist pumping. Keep pouring salt in the wounds.

  601. pat says:


  602. Cuso says:



    Respect, dude.

  603. Champagne_whores says:

    Who is that guy wearing 48?

  604. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Cervi is gonna get beaned in the head for that last fist pump

  605. Guest says:

    Red Sox have left 13 men on base.

  606. JFH says:

    I just clapped my hands. I hope I don’t get plunked on the way to work tomorrow.

  607. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Let’s not forget Fat Papi’s baserunning play.

  608. Cy Pettitte says:

    close your tags people

  609. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    We need a new thread. Getting close to 1,000 comments

  610. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If that was any other Yankee I would have been very pissed but seriously Cervelli fucking can it with the fistpumps.

  611. Jesse says:

    Why are all the comments in bold?

  612. Dela G says:

    another pop up… yeesh

  613. Cy Pettitte says:

    pop up king back on his game

  614. Greg says:

    Again. He needs perfect contact.

  615. forensic says:

    Sigh, Tex what has happened to you…

    • Sarah says:

      I think we know what Tex does this offseason. Lots of BP.

      • forensic says:

        That’s what he did this past offseason to try avoiding the mind games his bad aprils were playing with him. who knows what’s to try this offseason. Maybe teach him how to recognize a change up every so often? Or how to hit a ball the other way?

  616. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    we need this game, cause the next 2 are pretty much unwinable with Hughes and Burnett going

  617. Mojo says:

    No matter which way you slice it (or pop it up) Teixera is GOOD!

  618. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Tex pops up. #anotherdayattheoffice

  619. Xstar7 says:

    Another pop-up, Tex?

  620. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If you give me a penny for these popups from Tex am I a billionaire?

  621. Greg says:

    Id leave Logan in to face Ellsbury only.

  622. Dela G says:

    bold comments fo free

  623. Guest says:

    He is consistent…

    I wonder what percentage of Tex’s at bats as a lefty have ended in:

    1. A groundball to the right side of the infield.
    2. A HR to right
    3. A Pop up
    4. A strikeout punctuated by swinging over the top of a changeup.

  624. Chen Meng Wang says:

    I’d much rather face Texas in the first round than face 1. Verlander twice, or Weaver/Haren/Santana. That’s just me though.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Even if Verlander wins game one I don’t them fighting til game 5 with that rotation.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Same here.

      I genuinely think that the Yankees should beat any of the 3 with relative ease though. You never know what will happen in the playoffs, but New York and Boston are a cut above the rest of the AL this season.

  625. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    Long needs to take Texeira behind the woodshed and knock some sense into him…time to fix that swing…i want more line drives…these popups are bush league.

  626. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    welcome to the strike zone bitch

  627. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Cano…just beastly

  628. Ivan says:

    I watch Cano hit all day and night….

  629. flamingo says:

    Robbie’s at bats :D

  630. theyankeewarrior says:

    Mark Teixeira… RED SOX KILLER!

    Seriously, Sox fans must quiver when he steps into the batters box.

  631. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Who remembers that game that Coney pitched? Haha, that was fun.

  632. RCA says:

    If there is a baseball god, he would let Cervelli hit another moon shot to the Monster seats and practically walk around the bases. That would make my night.

  633. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    anyone else feel like Aceves is part canibal when he pitches against the yanks? i like the guy…but it makes me a little sick to see him wearing that God awful uniform. he gets that Donner Party look in his eye.

  634. Mike Axisa says:

    Doesn’t count, not a pressure spot!

  635. Cy Pettitte says:

    yea Swish is literally unstoppable.

  636. Ivan says:

    Nick Swisher has been fantastic….

  637. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  638. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    i have the sudden urge to purchase some insurance…where is that chick flow with the “insurance runs” product.

    yeah…i’d tap that…

  639. Xstar7 says:

    Damn, Swish has been killing it lately.

  640. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    dont understand the move of taking out Chavez for Nunez here. First it weakens the defense…second Chavy has a couple base knocks and ribbies tonight

  641. Greg says:

    Good move by Girardi. Forces Francona to bring in Albers who has struggled of late.

  642. Cuso says:

    Wow. Showin Nunie respect with the pitching change.

  643. special kid says:

    nunez is balls

  644. Cy Pettitte says:

    great one Nunie, christ.

  645. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thanks for trying Nunez.

  646. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    hey, hey, hey…it’s FAT ALBERS!!

  647. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    yup great move….sure made Albers work for that out

  648. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Why, Nunie? Why would you swing at the first pitch???

  649. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    jeez Nunie

  650. Greg says:

    Still like the move nonetheless.

  651. Roland Deschain says:

    That was a great move there to take out a patient hitter like Chavez and put in Nunez who popped up on the first pitch. Didn’t Chavez have a couple hits tonight? Let’s take him out and put in a worse hitter.

  652. Hall and Nokes says:

    Well at least we get Nunie’s glove in the game

  653. Chen Meng Wang says:

    It’s ok Nunie, your still my favorite back up since Miguel Cairo.

  654. Jesse says:

    A hip hip Jorge chant in Boston. Love it.

  655. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    somehow I think Chavy being a vet. would have plated that run on third

  656. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Chavez had 2 hits already, was it really necessary to pitch hit Nunez?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Morales is a very tough lefty.

      Albers hit Jorge freaking Posada to load the bases.

      Good move by Girardi to force the pitching change.

  657. Ivan says:

    I have no faith in Posada.

  658. Monteroisdinero says:

    4.5 hour game easy…

  659. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  660. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    lol Albers gave away a free out.

  661. Roland Deschain says:

    That’s now 3 of our men hit vs 1 for them. Soriano needs to get 2 outs then drill Gonzalez in the back.

  662. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I will punch 30 cats to see a Cervelli grand slam right here.

  663. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    A Cervelli grand slam would be one of my top 10 favorite moments in Yankees history.

  664. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Cerv it off the Monstah

  665. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    this could be epic if Cervi does something big here

  666. Ivan says:

    Hit a GS for revenge.

  667. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Why doesn’t Cervelli wear the abnormally large helmet anymore?

  668. Monteroisdinero says:

    I say Cerv leans into one and gets himself hit intentionally. He then fist pumps the Sox dugout.

  669. Mister Delaware says:

    I wish this spunky little fucker were good, he’d be great to have around.

  670. Chen Meng Wang says:

    True Yankee(TM) moment Right here.

  671. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  672. Greg says:

    Still like the move. ALbers was struggling.

  673. Jesse says:

    What’s the record for most comments in a single thread?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Look up the thread where the headline was something like the Yankees are about to acquire a starter. There were like a million comments speculating who it was. It was Vazquez funnily.

  674. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Alright then. Time once again to play, How Many Red Sox Can We Put On Base?”

  675. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I’m the one eatin flavah-filled chicken in this fiyah house! Nawt you, nawt you, and nawt you!

  676. Incitatus says:

    This pissed me off enough to look into it, what with the YES announcers acting like Cervelli’s celebration warranted the HBP. Apparently clapping after a home run is only HBP-worthy if you’re not David Ortiz:

    • Foghorn Leghorn says:

      David Ortiz is an ambassador for the game…he’s the face of MLB…

    • forensic says:

      Ortiz is hispanic and clapped once with his fists, that’s fine. Cervelli is white and clapped twice with his palms, that’s blasphemous.

      Seems pretty clear to me.

  677. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    lead off walk….greaaaaaaaat

  678. Ivan says:

    Ugh come on Soriano….

  679. Monteroisdinero says:

    Soriano saving whatever emotion he has inside of him for game 7 of the WS. Very stingy with his emotions.

  680. Mister Delaware says:

    Cannot fucking walk him there. Risk the HR, I don’t care, just throw a fucking strike.

  681. Karl Krawfid says:

    Joba is gonna be so nasty when he gets healthy.

    Great start Soriano.

  682. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Oh yay. More garbage strike zone.

  683. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    not the guy to walk there..damn you soriano

  684. Chen Meng Wang says:


  685. Cy Pettitte says:

    GARDY! oh yea.

  686. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Gardy >>>> everyone else

  687. Nuke LaDoosh says:


  688. Sarah says:


  689. RCA says:

    That’s why Gardner plays every day. WHAT. A. CATCH.

  690. Jetrer says:

    Gritty Gardner wit da range

  691. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    What a play!

  692. Ivan says:

    2/3′s of the earth is covered in water, the other 1/3 is covered by Gardner.

  693. Mister Delaware says:


  694. IRF says:

    Brett makes it look so easy

  695. special kid says:

    soriano is balls

  696. lily says:

    oooh gardy…….

  697. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  698. Guest says:

    Brett Gardner. Contributes even when slumping at the plate.

  699. Hello Nasty says:

    You can’t spell ‘Gardner’ without UZR.

    Wait, what?

  700. Monteroisdinero says:

    BIGGEST play of the game-and what an emotional outburst from Sori!

  701. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    I love this outfield….speed on defense wins so many games

  702. Greg says:

    Kay, that was a can of corn

  703. Ivan says:

    Do not walk Pedroia….throw it down the middle if you have too.

  704. Guns of the Navarone says:

    A little BABIP luck coming back our way… but damn… the Red Sox are a fucking TOUGH at bat.

  705. Greg says:

    Good job Soriano and Gardner.

  706. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Hahaha Cervelli is trolling the Red Sox so hard tonight

  707. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    4+ hour game here

  708. BK2ATL says:

    Good job of bearing down, Rafie!!! That Gardner kid has some wheels, no?

    3 more outs to go!!!

  709. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    I know it’s been a long game, but come on Boston fans! Where are you guys going?

  710. ItsATarp says:

    BABIP gods hates Gardner

  711. Mister Delaware says:

    Keegan Bradley is 5’6.

  712. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    look what I found…

  713. Mojo says:

    Man, I don’t know who’s been worse lately, Tex or Gardner . . . They have not been gorgeous.

  714. ItsATarp says:

    Apparently the BABIP gods hate jeter too

  715. jon says:

    and cano fields that easily cause hes not 5’2

  716. pat says:

    That’s OK. I’ll take Gardy catching that liner instead of Jeter’s hotshot going through the hole.

  717. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    i love comparing the production from Gardner and Crawford and then looking that their salaries…that has to be the biggest disparity in baseball there…

  718. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Aaaalrighty then…

  719. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Great inning from the top of the order.

  720. Adam says:

    Got beat the traffic…and buy a new pink Sox hat.

  721. Ivan says:

    Alright Mo, get these last 3 outs and make me sleep happily

  722. Greg says:

    Red SOx fans know the ending to this one.

  723. Mister Delaware says:

    Deh nah-nah-nah-nah, deh nah-nah-nah-nah, deh nah-nah-nah-nah, deh nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah …

  724. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    geesh..that was quick. i got up to take a crap and the top of the 9th was over

  725. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  726. Ivan says:

    Ofcourse, its never suppose to be easy….

  727. pat says:

    Leadoff Double. Of Course.

  728. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Carl Crawford “Where was that actual running when you where on second?!”

  729. Greg says:

    Tex has to guard the line.

  730. Mister Delaware says:

    He’s so fat.

  731. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    gonna need a triple to score ortiz

  732. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    kind of think Tex should have been closer to the line

  733. Karl Krawfid says:

    Guard the line? Maybe? Keep the dp in order?


  734. Mojo says:

    I’ve got to be honest. I am NEVER confident when Mo attempts to close out against the Sox. Tonight is no different.

    • Mister Delaware says:

      I’ve got to be honest. I am NEVER confident when looking out my east facing window in the morning to see if the sun came up. Tomorrow will be no different.

    • nsalem says:

      that’s because the Red Sox are a great team. Is there anyone you would be confident with?

  735. Hall and Nokes says:

    Is it awesome or a red flag that Mo is reinventing himself by working lefties outside?

  736. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    love it…..hes making up for all the crap strike zone calls for CC

  737. Mister Delaware says:

    That’s a pretty legit “god fucking dammit” by Lowrie there.

  738. Roland Deschain says:

    Sit down Lowrie you piece of garbage. Cerv set up inside then moved out.

  739. Ivan says:

    Shut the Fuck Lowrie…You guys have been getting alot breaks with the Strike zone all game.

  740. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Nuni….STAY away from anything hit!!!

  741. Adam says:

    Hmm…guess the cutters is cutting.

  742. Hall and Nokes says:

    That was more Moterian.

  743. Urban says:

    Stop worrying, Al. Mo is f’ing with their heads.

  744. Adam says:

    Hoping for a Cervelli clap…

  745. forensic says:

    I guess Robertson should be closer tomorrow with wade/Logan/Ayala setting up since it’s two straight now for rivera and soriano…

  746. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    i’m as nervous as a whore in church…c’mon MO!

  747. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    That should be a strike!

  748. Roland Deschain says:

    That hit the bat! That hit the bat!!!!!! Look for the bruise!!!!

  749. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    great….tying run coming up

  750. flamingo says:


  751. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    shit…Joe is pissed off.

  752. JobaWockeeZ says:

    These umpires are fucking Red Sox fans.

  753. Adam says:

    Good for Joe, what a joke.

  754. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Atta boy, Joe.

  755. Mister Delaware says:

    Jesus f’ing christ …

  756. RCA says:

    So I guess Saltalamacchia should be criticized too for embellishing. Maybe he should admit he swung at that pitch because he definitely did.

  757. jon says:

    what a joke

  758. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    HE SWUNG! good lord these umps suck

  759. mbonzo says:

    His elbow is in the damn box, what a terrible call.

  760. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Screw hitting the Red Sox if Mo hits the umpire I will laugh. I don’t even care how wrong it is if that umpire is in pain I could care less.

  761. Dela G says:

    fucking ridiculous

  762. Widget says:

    Girardi could totally bench press the whole umpiring crew.

  763. CanesFootball says:

    “I get the ball; I throw the ball; and I take a shower.”

    The Greatest Closer of All-Time

  764. flamingo says:


  765. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Good game, fellas. Have a good night everybody.

  766. Xstar7 says:

    Ballgame, bitches.

  767. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    And it’s over. Thank Mo.

    *also fuck you, umps

  768. Dela G says:

    Thank god,yankees win

  769. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Joe should have spit in that umpires face. I hope he gets fired and never gets a job again. Starve for all I care you braindead POS.

  770. thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Yanks played against 10 tonight….GREAT win!!!!!!

  771. Karl Krawfid says:


  772. Urban says:

    The hit-by-pitch was a b.s. call, but no matter. Mo closes it out.

  773. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    Suck on that Boston! Lick my ass!

  774. Jorge says:

    Sometimes you can’t lie, cheat, and steal your way to victory. Gutsy job by CC. Logan comes up big in a tough spot. Mo smooth as silk. A great victory.

  775. Hello Nasty says:

    Are you a blind piece of shit who doesn’t know your ass from a hole in the ground?

    Then you just might have what it takes to be an umpire for Major League Baseball.

  776. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    3:59 game time? Heh.

  777. Dale Mohorcic says:

    Mo 8 saves from the all time record.

  778. jon says:

    grandy getting HBP, dudes a cheater

    salty swinging the bat and getting hit, gritty and gutsy

  779. BK2ATL says:

    Yanks win, but that was a swing. No doubt about it.

    To be honest, these umpires were awful tonight. The strike zone was highly inconsistent for both teams.

    On to Game 2. The latest rumors of Marianos’s impending demise…appear to be greatly exaggerated. It appears that he is tinkering with how he pitches. That cutter was dancing again tonight. Stay tuned.

  780. jon says:

    lackey says he didnt mean to hit cerveli just tried to knock him down

  781. Chen Meng Wang says:

    my power went out right after ortiz hit the double…Everything end well?

  782. Champagne_whores says:

    Win tomorrow
    Then thursday let AJ bean everyone until he is pulled and send a message.
    Hell let call ups finish the game

  783. Champagne_whores says:

    Thursday call ups

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