Game 133: Back to Boston

Four Yankees heading to Arizona Fall League (so far)
JoVa saves the season with a ninth inning homer
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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.

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Four Yankees heading to Arizona Fall League (so far)
JoVa saves the season with a ninth inning homer
  • FIPster Doofus

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

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

      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

        I wonder if Boston fans feel the same way?

        • Nuke LaDoosh

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

          • Greg

            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

            or

            B: Neither team wins the WS for ever.

            Which one would you take?

          • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

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

            • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

              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

                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

              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!

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            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

          Not this year!

    • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    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.

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

      And everyone forgets that the Rays and Red Sox have a bunch of games left. If the Rays are winning, the Sox are losing, and that would help the Yankees.

  • Ivan

    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

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

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

      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

      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.

  • A-ROD fan

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

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Nope, they’ll lose 10-0. CC knocked out in the third. Lackey with a complete game shutout.

      /reverse psychology’d

  • Rainbow Connection

    Life without PED’s is a bitch.

    • Rainbow Connection

      reply fail

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah making money to not play is such a bitchy life. Wow.

      • Rainbow Connection

        Well I guess you told me! Hooray for A-Rod sitting on the bench and STILL collecting a paycheck! Fuck the Yankees, right?

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

          Sucks for us, windfall for A-Rod either way.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Uhm what?

  • StanfordBen

    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.”

    • http://rlyw.net SG

      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

        Got it. Makes sense.

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

        • http://rlyw.net SG

          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

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

  • Will

    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.

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

    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

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

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

        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:

        Yankees
        Red Sox
        ________

        Cubs
        Mets
        Braves
        Phillies
        Dodgers
        Angels
        Blue Jays
        ___________

        Everyone else

        Kind of inaccurate, but you get the picture.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Can we please hit John Lackey?

    Pretty please with sprinkles on top?

  • Bronx Byte

    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.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

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

    • Sarah

      I’m thinking it might be Bob Costas and the MLB crew… Or, I should say, I’m hoping it might be Costas.

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        me too

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          FUCK! NESN feed

          • Sarah

            Ugh.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    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

    • Greg

      I wont say win but pitch very well. He could only give one run in seven innings and we could lose.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Against Lackey?

        • Greg

          That or perhaps the bullpen might blow up as it has done against the Sox

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            When did they blow up? The only time that happened was that ONE Mo blown save. It was a big meltdown, but the bullpen has been good against the Sox this year.

            • Greg

              Didn’t it happen in May or near then?

              Robertson gave up a few inheirited runs.

              • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                That, IIRC, was after that game was pretty much out of reach. The problem against the Sox has been the starters.

                • Greg

                  Agreed, but anything can happen.

              • Jetrer

                6/9 CC started 7th inning up 2-0, left with 2 outs with 1st and 3rd down 4-2, DRob let both runners and one of his own score. Yanks lost 8-3. But CC had already blown the game before the bullpen became involved.

      • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

        I’ll give you that, we still need to factor in the “Girardi effect”

    • Tom

      Well, that means I use the Sterling/Suzyn radio feed, with a muted tv. It’s a bit like poor man’s time travel.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        How you could pick Suzyn over anybody or anything is completely beyond me. Strokes, folks.

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

      Unless your name is Randy Johnson, of course.

    • sevrox

      ‘Yankee greats are always compared to the way they perform against the Red Sox’ = complete bullsh*t. Perhaps you haven’t received the gist of the conversation re: Red Sox fans are more infatuated with the Yanks than vice versa…

  • Sarah

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

    I have faith in CC.

  • dkidd

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

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

  • pat

    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.

    • pat

      *count.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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

      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.

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

    Kay is way too excited for this game.

  • pat

    Would have been a nice way to start the game.

  • pat

    SIR CURTIS WOULD NEVER TELL A LIE

    • CBean

      what happened? i just see an on-field delay on gameday

      • pat

        Pitch hit Grandy’s hand and possibly the knob too. He wasn’t awarded first base.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Widget

    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?

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

      It’s almost like the Red Sox are a really good team or something o.O

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    justice needs to be served with a big fly

  • Cy Pettitte

    I hate this series already

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah seconded.

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

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

  • Greg

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

    But bad start so far.

    • V

      His glove was definitely hit there.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

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

  • flamingo

    WHO IS THIS UMP

  • Roland Deschain

    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.

    • Kiko Jones

      And you nailed it, RD.

  • pat

    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.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I also second this.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Thanks CC.

        • Jetrer

          if that was intentional, it was incredibly stupid
          I doubt it was intentional though

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Honestly I could care less I hate Ellsbury but yes putting the arguably best baserunner in the game a free pass would be stupid.

      • Mr. Wallace

        Not just any MF. Hit big papi and agon and everyone else so long as the bases aren’t loaded

    • flamingo

      Think he heard?

  • Widget

    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.

  • Will

    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.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

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

  • Total Dominication

    Damn.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Ellsbury isn’t black so he’s telling the truth apparently.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        LOL RACISM IN BOSTON LIVES.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          See I could dig checking the bat if it was chipped since it hit it but checking Granderson’s hand if he actually got hit is idiotic. But it’s in Boston so I am also not surprised.

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    sooooo Jacoby got hit? reallllllly?

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice CC

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

    On purpose?

    • bonestock94

      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.

  • pat

    EXCELLENT.

  • Greg

    Problem is Ellsbury can steal. Hit AGon.

    • Cy Pettitte

      hit them both.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    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

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

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        And Peter Gammons with the 3rd base duties.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Pete Abe covering 1st AND 2nd

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        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.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nice throw, Jeter.

  • pat

    Right on Jeet’s sore knee.

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

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    YES!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    nice K

  • pat

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

  • pat

    Just don’t miss inside to this midget.

  • Cy Pettitte

    where was that 1-2?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Where was that?

  • Total Dominication

    Where was that????

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    huh? where was that?

  • YankeesJunkie

    Lookin’ good CC.

  • Pissed Off

    Where the F did the last pitch miss?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    what a gritty K

    • YankeesJunkie

      CC is African American he is incapable of grit.

      /Red Sox logic’d

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Hahaha I wish TSJC was here for these jokes…

  • bonestock94

    Nice

  • Tom

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

    • pat

      Means they’re due for some regression.

  • pat

    I vote Arod.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Tom

      They all say he has very high baseball i.q. and a good sense of the game’s history. I’ll go with him too.

  • Greg

    Didn’t know Lackey had 94mph in him

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It wasn’t 94. ESPN hacked the YES broadcast.

  • Pat D

    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?

  • Total Dominication

    Posada cuz he can do the pitching and hitting side.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Let’s go Swish

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Swish

  • flamingo

    SWISH!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    and now the blast

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      or dribbler

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh Swish you missed Lackey’s head.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Hit one off the monsta wicked haaaaaad!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    BABIP ftw!

  • Cy Pettitte

    LOL so gritty, so so so gritty.

    but fuck yea CHAVSTACHE

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    swish heads up base running

  • Jetrer

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    LOL Lackey’s reaction

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Really NESN dooshes? Eric Sha-Vez?

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

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

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      steady

    • Greg

      DUCK!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hooray!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Please don’t break something you find valuable, it’s not worth it.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Jorge 2011 is like Mush from Bronx Tale. Enough already.

        Fuck.

  • YankeesJunkie

    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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    sooooooooo slooooooooow

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    ugh, Jorge your so slow

  • flamingo

    Well, that was predictable.

  • Will

    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.

    • Mister Delaware

      Gamer.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Geez Jorge is so slow

  • Mister Delaware

    I can run faster backwards while taking a shit.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Argh!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Tampa Yankee

    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…

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      could you bury a Yankee jersey at the site?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking Posada

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Posada needs to be put down.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      you mean like Barbaro?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Exactly like Barbaro.

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          maybe if he fractures a sesamoid in a few places – but I’d like to see him saved for stud duties

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Why not something like this?

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-sV-O2-jCY

        • Nuke LaDoosh

          yeah, but can he hit a curveball?

  • theyankeewarrior

    Fuck Jorge, anything but that.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    “Posada is simply not blessed with speed”

    Uh yeah, that’s one way to put it

  • Pissed Off

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

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      You’re not a “real” Yankee fan.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Montero could have done that

    • Mister Delaware

      No he couldn’t have. Jesus breaks baseballs, not bats.

  • Will

    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.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    that fastball is looking real nice

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC angry.

  • YankeesJunkie

    ZZ is rockin’ and rollin’.

  • flamingo

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

  • forensic

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

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

    Big Papi < Big Poppa

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • Rey22

    CC: Man on a mission

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    wow….fuck this ump

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    where are those missing?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    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?

  • Total Dominication

    Fucking ump

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice zone we got here tonight, jeez

  • SDM

    those were three K’s ump call it right dammit

  • Greg

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      And that means…

    • your mom

      Especially for the visiting team.

    • SDM

      Well its a little known Redsox tradition to blow the umps before the game in order to get a favorable K-zone

      • your mom

        Would that be Gammons first in line?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Probably, considering Orel Hershiser says the stupidest shit.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • J-Rod

    “pedestrian”?. That’s quite generous.

  • Will

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

  • Roland Deschain

    Cervelli offers no upgrade over Montero, none.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Don’t fight it just makes it hurt worse.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    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

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

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

    Stop showing Crawford respect, please.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Yeah, the friendship hurts Carston more than Carl

    • Tom Zig

      .385/.385/.462/.846 vs CC this year

      .195/.250/.322/.572 vs LH Starters this year

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    3-2 single.

    0-2 walk.

    Come on CC get your shit right.

  • Greg

    This is getting bad very quickly.

    • your mom

      no.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Will

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      CC’s fault.

  • Cy Pettitte

    too many pitches

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ground ball plz

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I’ll take that. now get McDonald out.

  • YankeesJunkie

    There we go CC.

  • Sheepmeister

    So, looks like CC might get 5 innings in.

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

      He’s not a normal pitcher. 120 pitches to CC is 100 to most pitchers.

      • forensic

        He’ll need more than 120 for 5 pitches at this rate.

        • forensic

          5 innings obviously…

      • forensic

        Not to mention that is somewhat of a myth as he gets slapped around pretty good in late innings and when his pc gets over 100.

    • your mom

      Well, we don’t want him to make it to the 7th, where he has imploded a couple of times this year.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    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

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • pat

    Watch this fucking scrub hit a double.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC won’t be around long.

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

    CC is getting squeezed.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    ugh

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    omfg!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pat

    Brooks has 3 pitches in the zone called balls.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....evDate=830

  • Cy Pettitte

    come on this is fucking ridiculous.

  • Jetrer

    bullshit call

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • ItsATarp

    Fuck this umpire

  • Total Dominication

    Fucking shit

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    wow….

  • bonestock94

    Stop nibbling

  • YankeesJunkie

    Fuck!

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

    • Will

      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.

  • SDM

    Please hit this ump in the nuts with 95 mph fastball

  • Greg

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nothing will

  • Mister Delaware

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

    • Mister Delaware

      Looks like I fucked up where to end the quotes. Fun.

  • Pissed Off

    Wow. I’m visually fucken angry now.

  • Mojo

    Jesus, 50+ pitches in 2 innings? Horrendous.

    • your mom

      Well, we can partially blame Stevie Wonder behind the plate.

  • Will

    Ever changing/unfair strikezone = Angry Yankee fans.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • flamingo

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

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      For a game in total it was probably 3000+ for some of the playoff games with a ton of spillover threads.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Wow.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      My guess would be 2009 WS game 6

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Is there a record for a regular season game?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          The 15 inning ARod walkoff game? Just a guess.

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

          One, singular thread? Probably around 1,500. If you want to add up spillover threads, it’s over 5,000 probably, especially during the playoffs. We needed a new thread every inning in Game Six of the 2009 World Series.

          • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

            Wow. Thanks.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    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?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Fuck this imppy looking ump.

  • Mojo

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

    • YankeesJunkie

      Probably not.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I usually don’t care about strike-zones, as long as they’re the same for both teams, but this guys zone is especially “hitter friendly.”

    • Jetrer

      not really, he’s just not getting the borderline calls
      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

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

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Those New era commercials are awesome

  • Matt

    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.

    • Greg

      I will agree with you to a point. He has been squeezed a bit though.

    • SDM

      Oh he’s thrown the slider for strikes

      THE FUCKING UMP AIN”T CALLING SHIT

  • Bryan Egan

    Why is Cervy starting this game?

    • YankeesJunkie

      To torture Yankee fans.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I think that Giardi like starting Cervelli with CC because he’s the pitcher who least needs a smart game manager and a big offensive effort.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        *likes

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Bryan Egan

    Hundred bucks says BG takwes this pitch

    • Greg

      Gimme!

    • Bryan Egan

      Good thing I lost to myself.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    good ab by Gardner…make him throw

  • Will

    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

      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

      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

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

      • Sarah

        Do you grow a faux-hawk or just get one cut?

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      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.

  • Sarah

    Gardy cannot buy a hit. UGH.

  • ItsATarp

    Gardner getting BABIP fucked

    • Sarah

      I know, right? Horrible luck. That first AB yesterday? Now today? Did he anger the BABIP gods?

  • Mojo

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

  • Greg

    Lackey’s not getting some close calls either.

    This ump doesnt want to go home.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    at least Jeter looks like he’s running well

    • Monteroisdinero

      not really

  • Bryan Egan

    Dear NESN…Grandy =/= Cervelli

  • Greg

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

    • Bryan Egan

      Sweet. I have him on my fantasy team

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      And Jeff Francis has just allowed 1 hit.

      Ya know Suzyn…

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    yes

  • Mister Delaware

    Scutaro sucks as a baseball player.

  • Cy Pettitte

    thanks Scutaro.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Thank you Scutaro

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    SWISHALICIOUS!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Marco Scutaro = Not Gritty Enough

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fastball is now missing up.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    haha, nice base running Scuturo.

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

    Nice one, Mah-co.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    WTF was Scutaro thinking?

    • Jetrer

      he was thinking that Swisher usually throws lollipops

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        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

          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

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice throw by Swish!

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

    Lol Scutaro

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Mister Delaware

    Adrian Gonzalez needs Kevin Long.

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

      he literally just destroyed texas last week. he’s ok

    • Zooboy

      Or AJ Burnett.

  • Greg

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

  • YankeesJunkie

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

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

      Cano walk, Swisher single, Chavez single off Pedroia’s glove.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Chavez with the ultimate seeing-eye single to knock in Cano.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Chavez hit a seeing eye single off the glove of PEDroia into centerfield, run scored.

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    I have an irrational hatred for Pedroia.

    • Will

      Its not irrational its quite rational. Its like hating Nazi’s. Its the right thing to hate.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        You talking about Dustin or his brother?

  • Mister Delaware

    Where the fuck was that?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Any time this ump wants to call the low strike.

  • Will

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

    This would’ve been my ideal lineup for today.

    Granderson
    Swisher
    Tex
    Cano
    Montero (in my dreams!)
    Jones
    Martin
    Chavez
    Nunez (playing hurt is not cool Capitan!)

    • Jetrer

      Jones hitting .189 vs. RHP

      • Will

        I don’t care. Its Andruw Jones. He’s been hot and he’s a brand name. Puts fear in the heart of a pitcher.

        HOF HR hitter > Slap hitter with no power

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I don’t think that the name Andruw Jones has put the fear into the heart of a right hand pitcher since he wore a Braves jersey.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Also “He’s been hot and he’s a brand name.” That Logic works the same way to keep Jeets in the line up.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Granderson being the best hitter should be 2 or 4 or 3 way before 1.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    WTF is up with this strike zone? Good God.

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Greg

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    same pitch same result

  • Karl Krawfid

    Okay that was nasty CC

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC has pwned AGon and Ortiz

  • Bryan Egan

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

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    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.

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

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

      • Bryan Egan

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

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        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

        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.

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

    CC has 6 K’s already? Nice

  • Greg

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

  • BK2ATL

    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.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Also like me those lead off walks.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • forensic

      DiMaggio and Williams in 1941.

      • forensic

        Just realized I missed part of the question. Never mind…

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Close but no cigar.

  • Will

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

  • Bryan Egan

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

  • flamingo

    Tex making him work.

  • Greg

    Got in on the hands.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Hooray, Tex popped it up. Something new..

  • Hummingbird S.

    Mr. pop up with another one.

  • V

    Popup or strikeout, popup or strikeout. FU Teix.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Tex pops up #skyisblue

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    • Jetrer

      first and second or bases loaded with <2 out

  • Tom Zig

    Tex pops up.

    In other news, water is wet

  • Widget

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay stupid wall helping us!

  • forensic

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Robbie!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Atta boy Robbie!

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

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

    Holy shit was that a nice piece of hitting.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      He is so strong going the other way, it is just ridiculous.

  • YankeesJunkie

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

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Scutaro’s arm looked like shit on that relay

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I love the aggressive baserunning on the road.

    Also, Cano is a fackin’ monstah!

  • BK2ATL

    Nice hitting Robbie. Great baserunning Grandy!!!!

    2-0 Yanks. Let’s keep it going.

  • Tom

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      Fuck Teix.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yankees really making Lackey work.

  • Greg

    Joe West is somewhere going crazy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what an AB from Swish

  • Tom Zig

    bravo Swish, bravo

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    At least Rapuano isn’t only squeezing CC.

    Lackey could really use a low strike right now.

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

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    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.

    • Cy Pettitte

      <3 Chavez

      • Cy Pettitte

        reply fail

    • Bryan Egan

      The only place Swisher will be going this off season is to a more posh location in Manhattan.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Swish needs to bat higher in this glorious lineup.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    way to swing at ball four.

    • Hummingbird S.

      nice way to make up for it

    • ItsATarp

      Just setting it up

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I like this inning

  • Chen Meng Wang

    chavez 2-2 2RBI singles. nice.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Posada 0-2 2 inning/rally ending GIDP…not so nice.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • BK2ATL

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

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

    Chavy!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Haha Lackey falls down trying to grab that

  • forensic

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

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Chavez is a professional.

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

    Cashman deserves a lot of credit.

  • Karl Krawfid

    FUCK YOU POSADA

  • flamingo

    NOT AGAIN.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    hip hip, oy vey.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Jorge…1st pitch db….niceeeeeee

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jorge is getting unbearable to watch

    • forensic

      Getting?

  • Roland Deschain

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Are you kidding me? Whatever will the Yankees do without Cervelli’s fistpumps?

    • Jetrer

      Cervelli may be better defensively, I hope not, but the scouting reports seem to indicate that

  • Greg

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    Never seen that before.

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

    can we bring up montero plz?

  • Kevin G.

    You’re breaking my balls here Posada

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Jetrer

    Hip Hip… fucking call up Montero please

  • Sheepmeister

    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.

  • Sarah

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

    • Jetrer

      no he wouldn’t
      Jorge’s been hot lately, Chavez has been ice cold

  • Tom Zig

    Jorge is a double agent for the Sox.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Grady Little disagrees

  • Guest

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I really hope so. I really really hope so.

    • forensic

      At least three days. I don’t see them bringing him up for one game here. I could certainly also see them waiting until next week when AAA is done.

  • Widget

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

    • Greg

      Who then? Jones is for lefty pitchers.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Jesus!

        • Greg

          But he blamed Girardi. If you want Jesus, blame Cashman.

      • ItsATarp

        I’ll take Jones over Jorge for any batter right now

      • forensic

        Nunez at third and Chavez dh’ing (or the other way around).

        • forensic

          Or dh jeter and his knee.

        • AaronGuielWithASmile

          I assume that Nunez is on the bench because Jeter is banged up and A-Rod is hurt.

      • Widget

        Sure why not. I know the numbers say otherwise but Posada is just brutal.

  • forensic

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    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.

  • Champagne_whores

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

  • ItsATarp

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

  • Chen Meng Wang

    i can haz jezuz montero plz?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      insert picture of cat here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cashman needs to find Jesus

    • Bryan Egan

      He’d have better luck finding Buddah.

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      amen

  • BK2ATL

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      7th inning redbull

  • Will

    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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Crawford has owned us this year

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Greg

    Hanging breaking ball

  • Karl Krawfid

    5 straight breaking balls to Karl Krawfid.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Crawford = CC killer

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yankee killer, everyone else he’s a victim.

  • ItsATarp

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

  • Bryan Egan

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

  • Widget

    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.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    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.

  • Roland Deschain

    Don’t melt down, CC.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • BK2ATL

    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.

  • Tom Zig

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hey CC. Try throwing a fucking Change up!

  • Greg

    He’s starting to lose his control

  • Ivan

    Come On CC….

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    Come on brown bear, don’t fail us now

  • J-Rod

    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?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      +2735023526

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Is that number supposed to mean anything particular?

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          It’s the amount of times I’ve farted so far during this game.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          No it was just me button mashing.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      he’s not on a play-off team. I don’t think that should matter, but I think they’d all use that as a reason. I personally think it should be
      1. Joey Bats
      2. Curtis Granderson
      3. Justin Verlander
      4. Adrian Gonzolez
      5. Pedrioa/Ellsbury

    • Guns of the Navarone

      It’s a better narrative for this game if they just narrow it down and talk about a Yankee and a Red Sox player.

      • Total Dominication

        Except Verlander.

        /ruining the narrative about the narrative

  • Will

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

    • Total Dominication

      Because 3 runs in 4 innings sucks.

      • Will

        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

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

      • Tom

        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.

      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

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Thatta boy stick with the fastball.

  • Roland Deschain

    A called strike 3!!!!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That’s a huge pitch.

  • BK2ATL

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

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

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

    • Widget

      thanks for the jinx Mike.

  • ItsATarp

    well CC still on pace for 18K’s

  • Ivan

    WTF was that pitch!!!

  • Guns of the Navarone

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Not here though.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      You want sucky hitters to suck? Asking too much bro.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    what is up with Scutaro and Crawford?

  • Greg

    Should have walked Scutaro. He has owned Gonzalez.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Or CC could have just gotten Scutaro out.

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Jetrer

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • nsalem

    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

      Is this a month?

      • nsalem

        No it’s for the entire year. The people who are complaining are a bunch of whining idiots.

        • Jetrer

          complaining about 2 double plays is legit though

        • JobaWockeeZ

          So right. a -0.3 WAR is a one for the history books. DiMaggioian. Williamian. Bondsian. Ruthian. Not even this season is better than all of them combined. A -0.3 WAR, how wonderful.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Yeah no.

    • forensic

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

      • nsalem

        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

          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

            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

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

      • Jetrer

        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

          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

            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

              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

            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.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • ItsATarp

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

    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.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Fuck this ump, he’s terrible.

  • BK2ATL

    He freaking hangs a changeup…….

  • YankeesJunkie

    Time for CC to beast up.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Guns of the Navarone

      All anyone remembers is that one HR.

  • Roland Deschain

    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.

  • Champagne_whores

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    Posada keeping the sox in the game.

  • Ivan

    Stop the bleeding here…

  • Sarah

    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.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    CC Sabathia: better than you.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    8 K’s!

  • Greg

    Should have just walked Scutaro.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      no, then Pedroia would be up with bases loaded.

      • Greg

        No, he would be facing Gonzalez, who he has owned tonight.
        Pedroia is in the cleanup

        • Jetrer

          own or not, you NEVER walk Marco Scutaro to get to Adrian Gonzales

  • BK2ATL

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

    • flamingo

      My favorite stat of the game thus far.

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Total Dominication

    This came is going until 1.

  • Will

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

    • Jetrer

      their noodle bats just scored 2 runs

      • Will

        I eat my words. Cervelli just hit a HR.

  • Bob Stone

    Way to go CC!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Thank you CC

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

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

      If we get out of this and hold the Sox to 2, 3 or 4 runs over nine innings, it will be pretty good. They score an average of over five per game.

    • Hummingbird S.

      At this pace, he only has one more inning left.

  • Champagne_whores

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

  • Mykey

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

  • BK2ATL

    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

      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.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Darnell McDonald though?

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

    CC has A-Gon’s number this game

  • #24!!!!

    And this is only the top of the 5th…

  • Sarah

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    CERVELLIAN!

  • flamingo

    CERVELLI??

  • Roland Deschain

    NOODLE BAT HITS A HOME RUN!!!!!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Cervie baby

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cerv’d

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

    WAT

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

    Holy fuck Cisco!

  • Greg

    CERVELLI!

    NOODLE BAT MY ASS

    • Zooboy

      twss

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    Ha!

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      *landsdowne street

  • Mykey

    Frank the tank!

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

    I still blame Cervelli.

  • Ivan

    Damn….someone was eating their wheaties today.

  • BK2ATL

    Holy shit!!! Cervelli????

    I’ll take it. Cervelli goes deep.

    Let’s take Lackey down right now.

  • Dino Velvet

    Yanks are hitting toooo many homers.

    /msm’d

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

    You got cerved!!

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

    He hit it out of the stadium!

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

    Who needs Montero?

    Who needs A-Rod?

    We got C&C Hitting Factory!!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow, Cervelli clearing everything…very unexpected.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • Jetrer

      he’s never had the chance

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

    Cisco!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sterling’s call??????

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardy :(

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

    • Sarah

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

      • Chen Meng Wang

        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

          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

            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

          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

          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

            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

          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.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    Ya know Suzyn….

  • JMK

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

  • Sarah

    First pitch pop up. Thanks Tex.

  • Erica

    Tex… popping up. GEE.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

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

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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.

  • Greg

    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

      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.

  • Will

    Tex pop-up. Whaaaaa???

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

    And Tex pops up on the first pitch…

  • Mojo

    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

      The other option is Jorge

      • Mojo

        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.

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

          So 2009 didn’t happen?

          • Mojo

            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

          .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

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

            • Chen Meng Wang

              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

      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.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Throw him a slider CC. Down.

    • Karl Krawfid

      I should be a catcher.

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

    ZZ is on POINT

  • Greg

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    DP, bang bang.

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

    yikes, a little squeezing…

  • Monteroisdinero

    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.

    • ItsATarp

      he was the best 3rd basemen prior to getting injured

      • Monteroisdinero

        Nunez has some serious job security.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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?

  • Jetrer

    fucking awful CC
    Bullpen now please

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Choke job.

  • Greg

    why wasnt he guarding the line?

    • Jetrer

      why would he be???

  • Ivan

    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.

  • Sheepmeister

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

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    For once the binder is helping us.

  • Tom Zig

    Here comes a Carl Crawford HR

  • nedro

    Thank you, Robbie!

  • Tom

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

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

    huge out

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Great play by Robbie.

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

  • Will

    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.

  • Sheepmeister

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Aight CC, put this sucker away!

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Fist pump!

  • Cy Pettitte

    what are those morons doing in the dugout? lol

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

    Thank you, CC.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    10 strikeouts!

  • nedro

    10 K’s, baby.

  • Ivan

    Huge!!!!!!!!!!!

  • flamingo

    WHEW

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

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

    • Virginia Yank

      Funny. I’m watching on DVR. I saw that and rewound. It looks like Ortiz bumped into him on purpose.

      • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

        Interesting. I will have to tape the encore and take a closer look.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Congrats to Sabathia for reaching 200 strikeouts this season.

  • Roland Deschain

    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.

  • Greg

    What a line.

    5IP 9H 2ER 2BB 10K

  • ItsATarp

    The sox either hit it hard or strike out

  • BK2ATL

    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.

  • Guest

    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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      They are honestly so much better than every other line up in baseball the difference is staggering.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Ivan

    Gardner makes that play blind folded.

  • Sheepmeister

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

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

  • Guest

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish, y u no do this all year?

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Tom Zig

    Jorge is upset he cant GIDP again

    • Sarah

      Chavez doing him a favor.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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

      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.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Tom

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

  • Monteroisdinero

    Pitch count or first batter on gets CC outta there?

    • Cy Pettitte

      wait til CC puts 2 guys on, then call in the pen. the Girardi way.

  • Greg

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

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

      Call-ups on Thursday, that game isn’t a problem. They have a lead, protect it. Sabathia can stay in through Gonzalez, probably.

  • Monteroisdinero

    CC told Joe: I got this Skip.

    /lackey’d

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      “THIS IS MINE!”

  • lily

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

  • MrPappageorgio

    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.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    lol…. .198 beast

  • Guest

    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

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

      • Guest

        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

      ^^This

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Nifty play by Chavez.

  • Cy Pettitte

    way to go, not Nunez.

  • MrPappageorgio

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    the man can really play D

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Colon starting on “binder day.”

    Kay made a funny!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Yankee Stadium binder day was by order of Joe Girardi.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

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

      He sprained his thumb, had an MRI and a cortisone shot.

      • Tom

        Do those cortisone shots hurt?

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

          as a person who’s had one, it hurts like a bitch

        • Sarah

          Never had one in the thumb, but two in the hip, and yes. Also they take a day or so to actually work.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I hear they hurt like hell and leave you sore for a day or two then you feel great after.

          • Tom

            I’m almost sorry I asked, in case I ever need one.

            • Sarah

              My doc used to mix a little lidocaine in to give me some immediate relief. But it’s a big needle and it hurts going in.

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

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      BABIP gods hate the Yankees.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

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

      I don’t have a problem with it, but Adrian has to be his last batter. Starting on extra rest, figure they give him an extra day before his next start.

    • Mister Delaware

      This has to be it.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    terrible feeling about next pitch

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    Damn.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    YEAH CC!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    CC! redemption.

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

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

  • Mister Delaware

    He’s such a fucking horse.

  • Ivan

    CC is a grown ass man

  • nedro

    GOOD BOY, CC!!!!!

  • Greg

    Good job big guy

  • iloveyoubartolo

    Ace, baby.

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fuck yeah CC!

  • Jetrer

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

  • YankeesJunkie

    nice game by CC

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • BK2ATL

    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.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      CC is the most underrated pitcher in baseball. No question in my mind.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    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.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    lets get fucking CRAZY

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well this just got interesting

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol so classy.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Widget

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

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • Ed J

    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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      BRUNEY!!!!

      • Ed J

        Haha! Of course I meant Logan. Pointless now with the HBP

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    what a dbag

  • Jetrer

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

  • BK2ATL

    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.

    • Jetrer

      Pedroia’s up first, tough to hit that small of a target

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Larry? wtf did he do?

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

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

  • Oscar Gamble’s Fro

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      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

        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.

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • Guest

    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.

    • Mister Delaware

      We don’t want Lackey tossed.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Shhh…

      If Francona isn’t smart enough to get Lackey out of the game, let’s not encourage the ump to do it for him.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Cervelli really trolled Lackey big time.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I hope he claps his hands again when he scores this inning

  • Roland Deschain

    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.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Bullshit! Put CC out for one more batter…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    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?

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    time to score 5 runs and put this shiz outta reach

  • Tim

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

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      David Weathers says hi.

    • Mister Delaware

      Not even the ugliest dude in that rotation, that’s the fucked up thing.

  • Brandon

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

  • Jetrer

    please don’t bunt 3-0

    • Jetrer

      never mind, I’ll take it
      (still dumb though, IMO)

  • Roland Deschain

    But on 3-0 Girardi!

    • Greg

      And it worked.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

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

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

  • Rey22

    *gets plunked*

    MAMA HUEVO!

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • BK2ATL

    Please let Gardner run right now.

  • nedro

    Goddamn fucking bunts!!!
    Wait…

  • Sarah

    Gardy with the bunt!

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

    Nice Gardy, Nice

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

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

  • Guest

    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.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Don’t give them free baserunners. Scoring a bunch of runs is the best retaliation.

      • Cy Pettitte

        that and clapping your hands when you score

      • Guest

        You are, of course, right. Ignore my intemperate comment.

  • BK2ATL

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

    • Greg

      Hit and run attempt maybe.

      • Jetrer

        extremely unlikely with a runner on third

      • BK2ATL

        And that’s why Gardner should’ve gone early in the count, with Jeter holding the bat on his shoulders. Alphabet man can’t throw out Gardy, plus if they throw through Cervelli could score.

        But….hesitance led to a DP.

        We still scored, but…..could’ve been more.

        • Jetrer

          he ran on the second pitch, not his fault Jeter wouldn’t take one strike to let him go.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Mister Delaware

    I don’t get not running Gardner here.

    • Greg

      They’re trying to.

      • Mister Delaware

        They took a pitch off. There’s no reason to take a pitch off.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    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.

    • Mister Delaware

      Sooo …

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        Soooo.. that’s my opinion.

  • IRF

    RBI of shame FTW

    • forensic

      That’s not an RBI.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Gardner should’ve been on the move…

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    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

      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.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Greg

    Run still scores. And Lackey hurts himself.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least Cervy scored

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

    Thanks for the insurance run.

  • Jorge

    Not a very smart man that John Lackey.

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

    At least it scored a run…

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

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

  • Guest

    Grandy’s nailed two of the three true outcomes…

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Greg

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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.

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    Stupid.

    • Greg

      They were going for the hit and run.

      • Jetrer

        you don’t hit and run generally with a runner on third. I’m sure they were both on their own.

  • Mister Delaware

    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

      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.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    7IP 5 runs = 6.42 ERA

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Math isn’t Micheal’s strongest subject.

    • Jetrer

      Michael Kay, bad at math.

    • Guest

      +1

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I think he was focusing more on the seven innings pitched, since he normally doesn’t go that deep into games. But I agree that was a stupid statement.

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

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

  • Roland Deschain

    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.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Winning the game is the best retaliation.

    • BK2ATL

      Completely agree. CC’s the only one with the nuts to protect his batters. Sometimes, the baserunner doesn’t matter. Lackey obviously was throwing at Cervelli.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • lily

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

  • Jetrer

    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.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      *than

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

    Where’s Soriano?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Has he/DRob worked alot recently? Maybe one is getting the night off?

    • Sarah

      I think DRob isn’t available tonight, so Soriano is the 8th inning guy.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Robertson is getting the night off. Not surprised.

  • Cy Pettitte

    “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.

  • Will

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Wade’s been solid all year…I’ve got faith.

  • Champagne_whores

    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

      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?

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

    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.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

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

  • pat

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    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.

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Ivan

    Ump has been tight with the Strikezone all night.

  • Ed J

    fing strike zone!!!

  • Jetrer

    this umpire is fucking awful

  • Pat D

    Why did Rothschild get tossed?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Arguing something after Cervelli got hit

      • Pat D

        Thank you.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Mister Delaware

      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, …

  • Mister Delaware

    Drill this motherfucker right here.

  • Greg

    Just high enough

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “DRIVEN DEEP TO CENTER…and caught”

    for once, i’m good with it.

  • Will

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

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Bring in Logan please.

  • pat

    Another fucking soft ass single.

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Greg

    Failure by Cory Wade.

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

    why is corey wade pitching today?

    ro so mo plz

    • Greg

      DRob has pitched the last two games in a row.

    • Sarah

      DRob pitched 2x in a row. You know the rules.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      They dont want to pitch DRob 3 days in a row

    • lily

      drob not available pitched 2days in a row. figure soriano 8th

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

        Ah i hadn’t noticed drob did 2 days straight

        good points, yall

        • forensic

          I love how it’s no problem to make sabathia throw his most pitches since 2008, but they absolutely can’t use Robertson 3 days in a row.

  • lily

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

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    handle the bottom of the line up please.

  • Karl Krawfid

    1-2 count and you walk Ortiz.

    you have a 3 run lead.

    Pussy.

  • Champagne_whores

    Cory wade really girardi wtf now one bad pitch ties it

  • stupid guy

    this is the part where we blow the lead?

  • Ivan

    Figures….

  • BK2ATL

    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???

    • Jetrer

      eighth inning

    • Greg

      He has to pitch the 8th. Robertson in unavailible.

  • Mister Delaware

    Lazy fat fuck …

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Papi is sooooooooo slow

  • IRF

    David Ortiz is the worst baserunner in baseball

    • AJ

      Worse than Posada?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Jorge says NO!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Ortiz: worst kind of good baseball player.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    thank god ortiz is a fat bastard

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahaha fat Papi bailed us out there.

  • Roland Deschain

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

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

    grrrrreat

  • AJ

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

  • Hall and Nokes

    Did all of our relievers make the trip?

  • Widget

    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.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Please ground into a DP.

  • Mojo

    Can anyone say Salami?

  • pat

    I bet they villify Crawford for that look he gave.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    no reason to throw anything up in the zone here

  • Roland Deschain

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

    • S

      Aren’t you supposed to be climbing the Dark Tower?

  • Mister Delaware

    Go fuck your mom, Jarrod.

  • IRF

    Classic Boone

  • Ivan

    Who threw those Sliders, Logan or Randy Johnson.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Salty looking like Sado.

  • Mister Delaware

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

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

    one more, boone…. one more

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    heres mr all star

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

    • Matt

      They will pinch hit with Reddick, who is a much better hitter, if a RHP comes into the game.

    • Mister Delaware

      A righty who would be in indy ball if it weren’t for semi-decent splits against lefties. This is such a weird fucking decision.

      • Jetrer

        Ayala is the only option they would use. No thanks.

        • Mister Delaware

          Or you could have brought in Soriano for the massive leverage situation. Logan versus McDonald worked, but it was a terrible percentages call.

          • Mister Delaware

            (Better yet, you play the splits right and when you see R-L-S-L coming up, you bring in Logan to start the inning. Nitpicking here, but it seems like an obvious maneuver.)

    • Jetrer

      who would you prefer?
      DRob unavailable, so they won’t use Soriano until eighth

  • pat

    ANYBODY ELSE SEE THAT BUG THAT MADE THE SLIDER LOOK LIKE IT BOUNCED AWAY?

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

      Gave me a fucking heart attack.

    • Tom

      Yep

  • Ivan

    where the Fuck was that pitch man.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Bobby V actually just said this on BBTN:

    “Their pitching is on the downcline.”

    No joke.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Lol, read my entire post closely. you’ll understand why i quoted him.

        hint: i don’t go for analysis.

        i go to learn insane words

  • Monteroisdinero

    Girardi squints in high leverage situations.

    Weird observation.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Ivan

    I dont like this spot here…

  • Mister Delaware

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

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

    BOOM!

    Great job, Booooooone

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    goooooooooooooooo fuck yourself

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooone

  • Mister Delaware

    I fist pumped too.

  • Erica

    BOOOOOOOOOONE!
    FIST PUMP!!
    GLORY GLORY!

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Greg

    LOGAN SAVES THE DAY!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Oh baby!!!

  • BK2ATL

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

    Thank you, kid!!!!!

  • IRF

    That was a pretty good David Robertson impression

  • Ivan

    BoooOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    boooooooooooooooooooooooone

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

    Logan gets a steak and blowjob tonight.

    • Ivan

      Blow Job???? More like a 3some with some bad bitches!!!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Jetrer

    Fuck yeah Boone!!!

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    Yes! BLog rocks!

  • Monteroisdinero

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

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

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

  • pat

    MAMA LOS HUEVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSS

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Boone.

    Respect.

    Respect, dude.

    • Sarah

      Love this Boone.

  • Champagne_whores

    Who is that guy wearing 48?

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Guest

    Red Sox have left 13 men on base.

    • flamingo

      Finally, RISP fail from an opposing team!

  • JFH

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Haha, watch your back is all I have to say. Lackey hates hand clappers.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Can you even imagine the uproar if A-Rod had done that?

  • Cy Pettitte

    close your tags people

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Why are all the comments in bold?

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

      pat broke the thread.

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

    another pop up… yeesh

  • Cy Pettitte

    pop up king back on his game

  • Greg

    Again. He needs perfect contact.

  • forensic

    Sigh, Tex what has happened to you…

    • Sarah

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

      • forensic

        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?

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Mojo

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

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Tex pops up. #anotherdayattheoffice

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

    Another pop-up, Tex?

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Greg

    Id leave Logan in to face Ellsbury only.

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

    bold comments fo free

  • Guest

    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.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    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

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      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.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    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.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    welcome to the strike zone bitch

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Cano…just beastly

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

    Robbie!

  • Ivan

    I watch Cano hit all day and night….

  • flamingo

    Robbie’s at bats :D

  • theyankeewarrior

    Mark Teixeira… RED SOX KILLER!

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

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Leiter*** wow absolute brain fart right there.

  • RCA

    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.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    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.

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

    Doesn’t count, not a pressure spot!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      The exception to the rule doesn’t disprove the theory.

      A stopped clock is right twice a day.

      The theory remains.

      • Jetrer

        Swisher as Yankee high leverage split: .807 OPS, .352 wOBA, 115 wRC+
        Not as good as his overall numbers, but certainly not bad

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea Swish is literally unstoppable.

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

    Keep it coming!

  • Ivan

    Nick Swisher has been fantastic….

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Swish….

  • Foghorn Leghorn

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

    yeah…i’d tap that…

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

    Damn, Swish has been killing it lately.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    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

    • Greg

      Morales is a tough lefty. And it forces Francona to make a move.

  • Greg

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Wow. Showin Nunie respect with the pitching change.

  • special kid

    nunez is balls

  • Cy Pettitte

    great one Nunie, christ.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Thanks for trying Nunez.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    hey, hey, hey…it’s FAT ALBERS!!

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    jeez Nunie

  • Greg

    Still like the move nonetheless.

  • Roland Deschain

    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.

    • Greg

      I would rather have Nunez against Albers than Chavez against Morales.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I bet Chavez finds a way to get the run in

        • Greg

          Bet your life?

    • Jetrer

      Nunez: 269/316/386
      Chavez: 264/328/358

    • forensic

      Your patient hitter swung at the first pitch in 2 of his 3 ab’s tonight.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      lol

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    A hip hip Jorge chant in Boston. Love it.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

    • Greg

      But you cant say that for certain.

    • Mister Delaware

      Fun fact: Veterans are 21,997 or 21,999 plating the run with RISP and < 2 outs.

      • Mister Delaware

        (of, dammit)

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Morales is a very tough lefty.

      Albers hit Jorge freaking Posada to load the bases.

      Good move by Girardi to force the pitching change.

  • Ivan

    I have no faith in Posada.

  • Monteroisdinero

    4.5 hour game easy…

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    gift

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lol Albers gave away a free out.

  • Roland Deschain

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

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Winning >>>> hitting batters

    • Jetrer

      they can hit Jorge all they want, they’re doing the Yankees a favor

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      I will punch 40 cats and kick a poodle

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        I’ll match all contributions.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        I will beat a newborn baby with a poodle.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

    • Sarah

      I saw that happen already this year. In person. ‘Twas awesome.

    • nsalem

      it would be nice but 10 favorite in Yankee history?

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Cerv it off the Monstah

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    this could be epic if Cervi does something big here

  • Ivan

    Hit a GS for revenge.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      He was tired of looking like the alien from the Flinstones?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Isn’t that why he wore it in the first place?

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Thta would be so epic.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Sox Fisted in Dugout!

      News at 11!

  • Mister Delaware

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

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Every time Cervelli pumps his fist, it just makes me miss Joba Chamberlain.

      • Mister Delaware

        You know, that seems exactly right.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    True Yankee(TM) moment Right here.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      or not..

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    beh

  • Greg

    Still like the move. ALbers was struggling.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      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.

  • Guns of the Navarone

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • Incitatus

    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:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......1&v=3

    • Foghorn Leghorn

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

    • forensic

      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.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    lead off walk….greaaaaaaaat

  • Ivan

    Ugh come on Soriano….

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Joba is gonna be so nasty when he gets healthy.

    Great start Soriano.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Oh yay. More garbage strike zone.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    not the guy to walk there..damn you soriano

  • Chen Meng Wang

    GRITTYNESS!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    GARDY! oh yea.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Gardy >>>> everyone else

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    wow!

  • Sarah

    GARDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RCA

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

  • Jetrer

    Gritty Gardner wit da range

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    What a play!

  • Ivan

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

    • Guns of the Navarone

      VERY nice!

    • forensic

      I laughed.

  • Mister Delaware

    DRS

  • IRF

    Brett makes it look so easy

  • special kid

    soriano is balls

  • lily

    oooh gardy…….

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    huuuuge

  • Guest

    Brett Gardner. Contributes even when slumping at the plate.

  • Hello Nasty

    You can’t spell ‘Gardner’ without UZR.

    Wait, what?

  • Monteroisdinero

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Greg

    Kay, that was a can of corn

  • Ivan

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

  • Guns of the Navarone

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

    • RCA

      So right. It is unbelievable how every at-bat is like a battle. 27 individual battles.

  • Greg

    Good job Soriano and Gardner.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahaha Cervelli is trolling the Red Sox so hard tonight

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    4+ hour game here

  • BK2ATL

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

    3 more outs to go!!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

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

  • ItsATarp

    BABIP gods hates Gardner

  • Mister Delaware

    Keegan Bradley is 5’6.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    look what I found…

  • Mojo

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

    • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      but they are both so good on defense…

    • Sarah

      Gardy at least bunts. Something Tex cannot/does not do.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        At least Tex has 35 home runs, something that Gardner cannot/does not do.

        • Sarah

          True. But for some reason I find the pop ups from Tex more aggravating. Probably the salary.

    • Jetrer

      definitely Gardner, he’s done nothing offensively for at least 2 weeks now

      • Mojo

        Yeah, agreed. But the pop-ups from power hitters. THE AGONY!!!!!!!!

  • ItsATarp

    Apparently the BABIP gods hate jeter too

  • jon

    and cano fields that easily cause hes not 5’2

  • pat

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

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    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…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Aaaalrighty then…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Great inning from the top of the order.

  • Adam

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Greg

    Red SOx fans know the ending to this one.

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • Foghorn Leghorn

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    fuuuuuuuuuuuck.

  • Ivan

    Ofcourse, its never suppose to be easy….

  • pat

    Leadoff Double. Of Course.

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Greg

    Tex has to guard the line.

    • Ivan

      That’s more on the manager than anything else. Why Tex not guarding the line is beyond me.

    • Jetrer

      again, why? you don’t play no doubles with a 3 run lead

  • Mister Delaware

    He’s so fat.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    gonna need a triple to score ortiz

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    kind of think Tex should have been closer to the line

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    Naw.

    • pat

      So why don’t teams guard the line every play?

  • Mojo

    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

      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

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

  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • Adam

      Ya know…Mo has changed his patterns throughout his career. Whatever works.

    • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      with this strike zone? its awesome

    • forensic

      Both. It’s good that he’s adjusting, but it’s bad that he doesn’t think the cutter is good enough to get these guys out.

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      Mo is often called the best pitcher in the game by ball players, and especially pitchers, and that’s because he changes his pitching patterns.

      It’s awesome because it will impact how the Red Sox hitters approach him the next time.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • Ivan

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

    • Ivan

      up*

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Nuni….STAY away from anything hit!!!

  • Adam

    Hmm…guess the cutters is cutting.

  • Hall and Nokes

    That was more Moterian.

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

  • Adam

    Hoping for a Cervelli clap…

  • forensic

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

  • Foghorn Leghorn

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

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That should be a strike!

  • Roland Deschain

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

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    great….tying run coming up

  • flamingo

    FIRE ALL THE UMPS

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    shit…Joe is pissed off.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    These umpires are fucking Red Sox fans.

  • Adam

    Good for Joe, what a joke.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Atta boy, Joe.

  • Mister Delaware

    Jesus f’ing christ …

  • RCA

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

    • mbonzo

      Saltalamacheater

  • jon

    what a joke

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    HE SWUNG! good lord these umps suck

  • mbonzo

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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.

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

    fucking ridiculous

  • Widget

    Girardi could totally bench press the whole umpiring crew.

  • CanesFootball

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

    Signed,
    The Greatest Closer of All-Time

  • flamingo

    THAT’S THE WAY WE DO IT!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Good game, fellas. Have a good night everybody.

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

    Ballgame, bitches.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    And it’s over. Thank Mo.

    *also fuck you, umps

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

    Thank god,yankees win

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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.

    • ecks

      I believe it is you who are the brain dead POS, sir.

      • Jorge

        ecks works for the Umpires’ Union, apparantly.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Trolls these days don’t even try anymore. =/

        • Jorge

          Even the regular gasket-blowers are pretty sedated tonight. I guess the team won by the correct number of runs, there was no stat-padding, and the game was correctly played by the troll rulebook.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

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

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Suck on that Boston! Lick my ass!

  • Jorge

    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.

  • Hello Nasty

    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.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    3:59 game time? Heh.

    • BK2ATL

      Somewhere Joe West is steaming, like the pile of crap he is.

    • http://twitter.com/urbainshockcor Urban

      A four-hour game with these two teams isn’t all that unusual. What is unusual is it took four hours for a final score of only 5-2.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Mo 8 saves from the all time record.

    • BK2ATL

      Looking like we’ll get both 3000 hits and 600 saves this season. That’s gotta be another 1st.

  • jon

    grandy getting HBP, dudes a cheater

    salty swinging the bat and getting hit, gritty and gutsy

  • BK2ATL

    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.

  • jon

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

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      i can’t wait to read the sox media spin on this one…

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

  • Champagne_whores

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

  • Champagne_whores

    Thursday call ups
    Noesi
    Brackman
    Banuelos
    Phelps
    Montero
    Dickerson
    Laird
    Golsen
    Kontos
    Pena