Game 134: Can they make it two?

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Last night was a good win for the Yankees. They manufactured some runs, got a gritty (gritty!) performance from their ace, and finished up with some big time bullpen work. Now they have to do it all again, and this time against Josh Beckett. Yay. Here’s the lineup…

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

Phil Hughes, SP

It’s another 7:10pm ET start, and you can watch this one on YES locally or ESPN nationally. Enjoy.

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  • TCMiller30

    When is Beckett gonna return to earth? Hopefully tonight!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Philthy Phranchise needs to show up tonight.

    on another note, that picture got me wondering, do you think Andruw smiles even when he’s fighting?

  • Avi

    I’m sick and tired of watching guys like Trout, Lawrie, Stanton, Posey with way less minor league experience than Montero, come up and have success. It’s about time he’s called up.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Posey was a college prospect, so it’s hardly a valid comparison with him.

      • Avi

        True.
        Throw Eric Hosmer and Freddie Freeman into that group of guys with way less minor league experience than Montero who have had MLB success.
        Lawrie, Stanton, Trout, Hosmer, Freeman. I’m sorry, I’m gonna puke.

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

          Lawrie, Stanton, Trout, Hosmer, Freeman. I’m sorry, I’m gonna puke.

          All those players (except Freeman) share something in common.

          • Avi

            Mike, I assume you’re referring to those players being on bad teams. It doesn’t change the fact that they have had major league success and that Montero’s promotion is at least a year overdue.

            • MikeD

              I understand why Yankee fans want to see Montero, but his promotion is not a year overdue. It’s a year overdue from your perspective.

              Montero is also a catcher, who with the exception of Posey, makes Montero unique. As noted, Posey was a college player and is it three years older than Montero. No comparison.

              Montero’s SLG against righthanded minor league pitching is .398 to Posada’s .465 against MLB pitching. Posada is out OPSing Montero by nearly 90 points against righthanders, who throw the overwhelming majority of pitches in the majors.

              I’m not arguing that Montero shouldn’t be called up, but he really hasn’t done anything to scream for a call up. Sure, he could have been called up a month ago, but it’s all pretty minor stuff since Jones has been providing good production against lefties.

              Montero could have forced the Yankees hand by improving on what he did in 2010. He regressed. He had an opportunity in Spring Training and didn’t look good behind the plate or at the plate. I don’t think sitting and catching one game a week is the way to learn. I didn’t think it was a good idea when Posada was originally called up and I don’t think it’s a good idea now. As his age, Montero was better off playing reguarly in AAA.

              His time is now and I don’t think he’ll be going back. Let’s hope he lives up to the hype.

        • bonestock94

          The patient approach doesn’t hurt, better the Tampa Bay way rather than Detroit.

  • TinB

    Why not start Jones vs Becket/Lester? Because of Chavez’ game last night?

    • Sarah

      I think Jones gets the DH nod tomorrow unless it’s JESUS TIME!

      • MikeD

        I’d sit Gardner against the lefty and put Jones in LF. Insert Montero at DH.

        Throw him right into the fire!

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Cervelli again?

    • IRF

      Martin is banged up- has a sore thumb/toe.

    • Roland Deschain

      Arod poisoned Russell Martin with a sore thumb.

    • Max R.
      • Cy Pettitte

        “that’s Cervelli”

  • Anders360

    wow.. that pic looks badass !!

    • bonestock94

      Definitely. They should be carrying chains.

  • Roland Deschain

    Hughes needs to set the tone and hit someone in the first couple innings. Beckett is gonna come at someone, possibly Cervelli. Benches will be warned after the first person hit so the tone needs to be set by Hughes.

    • Greg

      I’ve seen umpires carry incidents on the previous day to the present day and throw people out immediately. Be careful.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Don’t. Give. Them. Free. Baserunners.

      If Beckett want’s to hit anyone I’ll take the free baserunners, plus he might get ejected.

      • Sarah

        Agreed. Hit Gardy and he’ll steal 2nd on your ass. Keep on hitting and Beckett gets ejected. Works for me!

    • Cy Pettitte

      the last thing Phil needs to do is give them free base runners

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

      The fans seem to care more about the macho bullshit than the players. No reason to give that team free baserunners.

  • Rainbow Connection

    Jorge ‘Rally Killer’ Posada isn’t in the lineup. Yay.

  • http://ablogforarod.blogspot.com/ The Captain

    Last night’s win was definitely gritty, but nowhere near as gritty as Dahhston Fackin’ Pedroyahh is awn a nightly basis. He’s awll hahht!

  • longdongsilver

    jones needs to play more…

    • longdongsilver

      i agree

      • longdongsilver

        no shit.

  • Bronx Byte

    Buckett works slow. Keep stepping out of the box and make him wait longer. Get him early and often.

  • Avi

    Texas just traded for Mike Gonzalez, good trade for them.
    Adams, Uehara and now Gonzalez.
    Talk about turning a weakness into a strength quickly. Wow!

    • Pat D

      Adams has cost them at least two games already.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        And Uehara has allowed 6 runs and 3 HR in 9 innings.

  • Cory Wade’s emergence

    Good phil. Keep thinking happy thoughts!!!

  • Al

    Havnt seen anything on Martins injury. Is RAB slacking on reporting or am I blind? This is my source for Yankee updates, whats up with Russell the Mussle?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    When did Russ Martin get hurt? I never really heard about that…

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

      Just banged up, typical catcher stuff. Girardi said he’s playing tomorrow and can play tonight if needed.

  • Pat D

    Will they enforce Beckett to throw pitches tonight?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Keep Phaith, he can do it!

  • jon

    cc is a scary mother fucker

  • dkidd

    Phuck em up, please

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “Both teams with 52 wins” – Michael Kay

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

    Yay Brett.

  • Sheepmeister

    Curt Schilling in the ESPN booth, kill me now.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Mute button, save your sanity.

    • Greg

      I dont mind Schilling that much. He’s a asshole to everybody including the Red Sox.

    • jon

      wow im almost happy im stuck watching the game on NESN

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardy! slump b gone.

    • Sarah

      I feel like this is a good sign, at least for the Gardy slump!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Leadoff line drive. Must be time for a bunt.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Bad Girardi! Bad!

    • Greg

      That wasnt Girardi. Jeter did that on his own.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Now that I think about it, Jeter almost definitely called that himself.

      Still, bunting in the 1st inning is the height of stupidity.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Choosing the NESN feed (on Extra Innings) over the NESPN feed. It was a no brainer for me.

    • Sarah

      Except the NESN announcers are unintelligible…

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        yeah, but they’re not that bad with the Homer B.S. I was pleasantly surprised last night.

        • Pat D

          Watch out for Orsillo if Pedroia hit a home run. He will JIHP.

          • MannyGeee

            Orsillo is miles away a better announcer than Remy though… King douche.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gardy can’t steal off Varitek? great bunt there Jete

  • Roland Deschain

    Playing small ball against the Red Sox is always a good idea.

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

    Die bunt die.

  • Jetrer

    brilliant bunt attempt, just brilliant

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Time for Grandy to bunt him to 3rd!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Love this picture, CC looks like he’s ready to kill a mofo.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I love giving away outs…that’s why I always enjoy it when Jorge Posada gets ABs!!!!

  • Mykey

    Ugh I hate Curt Schilling. He refers to the Red Sox using their first name as if he was still on the God damn team. It’s a little thing that really shouldn’t bother me, but it’s just silly.

    • Widget

      Is there a bigger phony in recent years that has never had a good thing ever said about him by a former teammate? Also damn is he fat.

  • nsalem

    Besides giving up an out (which is bad enough) he gives Jeter surrenders an out on 1 pitch.

  • Monteroisdinero

    HATE Jeter bunting with Gardy on 1B no outs first inning. Where is the Captain’s great baseball mind? DUMB!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    another successful bunt

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Mark Teixeira does nothing. #tweetsfromyesterday

  • Mojo

    Grandy, babe, enough with the Strikeouts! C’mon now. Why DOES he strike out so often, though? Seriously . . . It seems to be a tad of an issue.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i just got in from the car and was floored by the bunt. was it jeter or girardi and WHY?????? dont they realize its fucking varitek trying to throw out one of the best base stealers in the game. how does this happen?

    • Greg

      It was Jeter. He was trying to bunt for a hit.

      • Monteroisdinero

        Which is highly unlikely. Take a strike Captain or bat 8th.

  • Greg

    I dont feel good about this game. I know its redundant from me, but I really dont feel good about this one.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Join the club. Beckett vs. Hughes bodes terribly on paper.

    • Mojo

      Well, according to ESPN, Beckett “dominates” the Yankees. He owns them. And, in addition to that, the heart of our lineup (the high priced bats) can’t hit him for shit. Also, Hughes is pitching . . . There’s honestly not much to feel good about.

      • Greg

        TO be fair to ESPN, this year Beckett has owned the Yankees.

        • Mojo

          He has but, you know, it’s not as though their bias isn’t already extremely apparent. Is there any way whatsoever that I can buy out ESPN and fire everyone on board? Screw Disney, I’ma take dem asstwats down.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Shit is gonna take forever.

    • nsalem

      thats nice go look in the mirror and tell it to yourself

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Death, Taxes, and Greg.

      • MannyGeee

        Gregs ‘gut feeling’ = 0-162 season.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          The day after the Yankees clinch a playoff spot, Greg still thinks they can blow it and miss the postseason.

  • Dennis

    Did this cunt just say something to gardner?

    • Sarah

      Possible.

      “As Josh Beckett came off the mound, he gestured angrily at Gardner — thought he was tipping location for Teixeira, apparently.”
      Buster_ESPN

      • RCA

        He should know, Beckett does take an hour between pitches, he probably saw how many steps Gardner took on his lead.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Too fucking bad, Beckett. That’s baseball.

  • Monteroisdinero

    So we have the fastest man out there leading the league in sb’s, a righty with a slow delivery, a 400 year old catcher with an arm weaker than Swisher’s and a HOF batter at the plate, no outs in the first.

    /beyond my understanding…

  • Cy Pettitte

    94-95? Phil’s amped up.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Did anyone just see Beckett wave at Gardner?

    What the fuck was that??

    Why are the Sox pitchers such scumbags?

    • Charles

      ESPN is saying that they think he was stealing signs.

      But it is ESPN with Garciaparra and Schilling in the booth so there is a bit of bias to a particular team in the booth.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    95? Me likes.

    • MannyGeee

      Watching the NESN broadcast. Is that right? NESN is showing Hughes touching @95..

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Looks like Hughes came to play tonight.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Damn, 95mph fastballs.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    95!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i really hope tex doesn’t continue to suck balls against the sox this year. his #’s are pathetic. they were pretty decent for 2009-2010, they are ramiro pena #’s this year

  • Greg

    Wow. That’s encouraging.

  • Rey22

    Phil with the 95. Nice!

  • Simon

    did anybody see the gesture Beckett made to Gardner after the inning as he was walking off the mound (I could just be seeing nothing)?

    • Greg

      According to Buster Olney, Beckett thought that maybe Gardner was tipping his pitches for Tex.

      • Simon

        yes thats what prompted me to ask others, dont exactly trust buster too much.

  • Jay h

    He can’t put hitters away. Wow

  • sangreal

    Hughes getting swing and misses is a good sign

  • Mykey

    Gardner is definitely stealing signs, which is why Tex and Grandy just struck out.

  • Karim Garcia

    Beckett truly disgusts me

    • RCA

      agreed, he such a douche bag. He think because he’s from Texas, he can act like Nolan Ryan. That whole “Texas tough guy”. Somebody should just punch that douche in the mouth and tell him to shut up.

      • Sarah

        If he acted like that in Texas, he’d get his ass kicked, let’s be clear. Not tough.

  • Roland Deschain

    Hughes has come pumped up. 93-95. Mostly all fastballs though.

  • Monteroisdinero

    So Gardy gets hit next ab? Keep that in mind since Beckett is such an ass.

    • your mom

      I hope so, I wouldn’t mind Gardy’s speed on the base paths.

  • BK2ATL

    I’m truly not understanding Girardi’s unwillingness to just greenlight Gardner when he’s on 1st base with no one out, against Salty…and Varitek. I don’t get it. Take your chances with Gardner straight stealing, rather than having Jeter hacking away without giving your 34 SB guy a chance. Something about being aggressive rather than passive.

    With Gardner on 2nd THEN you can entertain the bunt, or Jeter can ground to 2nd and allow Gardner to take 3rd.

    • Monteroisdinero

      You’re preaching to the choir.

    • Greg

      I dont think Girardi is as controlling as Billy Martin was. Gardner goes by himself.

      • DCBX

        I’m sure this is true. about Martin v. Girardi.. but OTOH as Harold Reynolds relates in that great story about his SB crown: “Rickey would have had 60 by the *break*!”

        I don’t think Gardner has the same drive to steal anything that isn’t locked up that Rickey had either… but we can dream.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Gardner probably has the greenlight. He just didn’t go, and Jeter bunted him over himself.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    SO MAAACH FAAACKIN HAAAAAAHT

  • your mom

    Pedroia has extraordinary talent for a midget.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      My favorite moment of last night’s game was Chavez’s second-inning RBI single up the middle that got by Pedroia but would have been an easy out for a normal-sized man.

    • Zooboy

      I used to love it when he yelled “Da Plane! Da plane!”

  • stuart a

    another shrewd play but jeter. bunting with the base stealer on first in the first inning.

    why does he do that???? moronic…

  • IRF

    Oh, I didn’t realize it was 2007

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    serious question, is it considered a swing and miss when it is foul tipped into the catcher’s mitt for strike 3? i guess it has to be, because it can’t be considered anything else, right?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      No, it’s considered a foulout. It’s a caught foul ball, just as if it was a caught flyball in foul territory by a corner infielder/outfielder.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        then why does it say it was a strike out and not a foul out?

        • Bartolo’s Colon

          ellsbury’s first ab

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Not sure. Where does it say that?

            • Bartolo’s Colon

              mlb at bat said he struck out on a foul tip

      • Marcus

        I was under the impression that the ball had to be hit above the batter’s head for it to be considered a foul out, rather than a strike out in that situation.

        I suppose I could google this…

      • sangreal

        a foul tip is not considered a caught foul ball, it is considered a strike (whether it is 1, 2, or 3). It is very different from a caught foul ball, for example you can steal on a foul tip and there is no need to tag

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          My bad, I guess I’m wrong.

        • sangreal

          Relevant citations:

          (a) The official scorer shall score a strikeout whenever a batter:
          (1) is put out by a third strike caught by the catcher

          A FOUL TIP is a batted ball that goes sharp and direct from the bat to the catcher’s
          hands and is legally caught. It is not a foul tip unless caught and any foul tip that is caught
          is a strike
          , and the ball is in play. It is not a catch if it is a rebound, unless the ball has first
          touched the catcher’s glove or hand.

          A STRIKE is a legal pitch when so called by the umpire, which—
          […]
          (g) Becomes a foul tip.

  • Roland Deschain

    Phil’s gotta throw something different just to change it up. They’ll pound the fastball eventually if that’s all he throws.

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

      It’s the first time through the order. He can’t break out all his pitches, they’ll be nothing left for a surprise attack later.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fastball fastball fastball

    • Cy Pettitte

      yup, what’s he thrown 12 fastballs and 1 curve?

  • Greg

    How many 3-2 counts were there last night?

    Oy Vey.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    AGon was waving at sliders in the dirt, what’s he talking about?

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

    Props to A-Gon for calling out the atrocious umpiring though, even if his complaints are a bit misguided.

    • Greg

      What did he say?

  • dalelama

    Can anyone tell me why Martin is out? He did seem to tweak something at the end of the last Oriole game. Thanks

    • sangreal

      bumps and bruises

    • your mom

      Because Cervelli is the MAN!

  • xnyles

    Wow Adrian was actually complaining about the ump? lol wow

  • Justin

    So has anyone started taking odds on if Beckett hits Gardner in his next at bat?

    • RCA

      If he hits Gardner, they should attack him. There’s no “rule” for hitting someone based on an assumption, at least cunt Lackey had a reason. Beckett is just a damn bully and he should get pounded if he does throw at him.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’ll take the over on Simmons and Beckett to hit him.

      #atrociousgrantlandcommercial

    • FIPster Doofus

      That’d be great. By all means, Josh, put one of the fastest runners in MLB on base.

    • MannyGeee

      Off the charts… It’ll be high & tight too… Fuckin jobber.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    “late afternoon BAs” sounds like that will become a Kay-ism

  • FIPster Doofus

    Wow, Phil’s not fucking around tonight. I love it.

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

      *Phucking

      • FIPster Doofus

        I phucked up.

  • Mykey

    Alright Phil. Alright.

  • Roland Deschain

    Good first inning for Hughes. Velocity is certainly there.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Philth

  • Cy Pettitte

    huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes

    pretty damn good inning, no one squaring up the fastball.

  • MannyGeee

    Hughes is in straight up ‘keep me in the rotation’ mode…

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

    While we’re putting him under the world’s most intense magnifying glass, I’ll say that was a good inning from Phil, no?

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

    Yay Phil.

  • BK2ATL

    Other than too many pitches in the inning, nice opening frame. Phil is attacking the zone again and getting a lot of swings and misses. Looks promising.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Velocity and location both look good.

  • Nogomo

    I just wanna weigh in here with a wonky baseball technical obervation before we get too far into this game. F*%$ the Red Sox.

  • MannyGeee

    HOLY SHIT! Mo Vaughn sighting on the NESN broadcast….

    He has gotten ‘not slim’ in retirement. Looks like Rick Ross’ clean shaven body double….

    • RCA

      LOL

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I guess the ten year mandatory minimum character assassination period has expired and Red Sox fans are allowed to like Mo Vaughn again.

      • MannyGeee

        Yeah, Buckner and Pedro both endorsed him…. Manny has his application in effective August 2014

        • FIPster Doofus

          Buckner will be on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” this Sunday. Can’t wait.

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

    That was very… Cano-ian.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Noesi starting for SWB tonight. Montero not playing and hopefully will never play another game for Scranton.

  • Slu

    I really, really dislike Josh Beckett.

  • Avi

    Can someone explain to me why Tex bats ahead of Cano?

    • Jetrer

      split the lefties?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Incumbency.

    • longdongsilver

      why doesnt jones play more?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        He’s hitting .189/.286/.432 with 3HRs against RHP?

        • longdongsilver

          how many of those AB after the AS break?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Phil’s got the Phastball at Phenway so far. Keep it up!

  • Mojo

    So Beckett looks to lower his 1.00 ERA (2011) against us tonight, huh? Nice. That’s awesome. Fun. Good TV.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ugh, that was a tease.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck this ballpark

  • IRF

    Damn, wrong part of the park Chavvy

  • Mykey

    Wrong part Eric!

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

    Wrong part of the park, Chavy.

    • Sarah

      I like that contact is being made.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wrong park of the park, Eric.

    • Cy Pettitte

      part*

  • jon

    damn 10 feet in both directions means a home run

  • Greg

    He hit it to the wrong part.

  • Simon

    Leiter please cut the crap, we all know Beckett is a self-absorbed asshole…

  • MannyGeee

    Hate that fucking triangle… And Simmons out of spite

  • your mom

    I missed it, did he hit it to the wrong part of the park?

    • MikeD

      Call 912, call 912!

      I dislike Carl Crawford who seems to still like hitting against the Yankees even when he doesn’t hit against other teams.

      • MikeD

        Reply Fail. Should be it’s own note.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I love that “912” reference.

    • MannyGeee

      He hit it in tot the triangle

  • Michael Mirabella

    Yankee fan always wins

  • Mickey Scheister

    God I hate the Red Sox, not the team as much as the players. Outside of Ace and maybe Bard, fuck em all!

  • Chilibacca

    was he talking shit to chavez? what a donkeyraper

    • your mom

      Same pitch Cano struck out on.

      • your mom

        WTH? reply fail.

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

    Crawford owning the Yankees as usual…

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    I’m Phine with the one out double. Shut ‘em down.

  • Cy Pettitte

    JD Drew is still on the Sox?

    • Cy Pettitte

      ah, he’s on the DL

    • MannyGeee

      DL… Shoulder?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      In name only.

    • MikeD

      Yes, the good news is he’s still on the Red Sox. The bad news is he won’t be next season and they might replace him with somebody good.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yeah Michael Kay. Just scorched to center man.

  • Jetrer

    scorched to center, huh, looked like a soft looper to me Michael

  • RCA

    I hate god damn Varitek and that stupid “C” on his chest. This is NOT hockey douches. Why don’t they give him an armband to wear on his left bicep like they do nin soccer.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      YOU WILL NOT DISRESPECT MR. FOUR NO HITTAZ

  • Justin

    Tek just looked terrible on those Hughes fastballs.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Captain Varitek with a gritty AB.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    America’s Captain!

  • Cy Pettitte

    PHIL! this is fucking awesome. gives up the double and shuts it down.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Phyuck yiu, Varitek.

  • Esteban

    Where’s this stuff coming from Hughes?

  • Jetrer

    looks like good Phil is here today, guess he’s fine as long as he doesn’t have to face Oakland

    • Justin

      Keep Hughes away from Oakland, Nova away from Kansas City, and AJ away from everybody.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jo-Jo Reyes. Poor Jo-Jo.

    Old team smacking him around.

  • Roland Deschain

    Curt Schilling is a joke. All he does is gush about the current Sox that he played with and he constantly fumbles over his words. Not one good word said about Hughes.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      Is he on the ESPN telecast?

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

      The Red Sox radio announcer and two former Red Sox players are calling the game for ESPN.

      • Greg

        I give a pass to Dave O’Brien because I liked him when he used to call the Mets games for WPIX.

      • Pat D

        I don’t see a conflict of interest there at all.

        Isn’t YES doing this game too?

    • bonestock94

      I shit you not, compared to any national broadcasts the NESN feed I watched yesterday was refreshingly fair. Boston accent color guy and all.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Need to put a K on Varitek’s jersey instead of that stupid C. What is this hockey??

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He needs a G for Grit. All Sox players do.

      ESPN’d

  • lily

    phil is looking pretty good …… is it just me or does crawford only remember how to hit when facing the yankees?

  • your mom

    I know everyone already knows this but Lackey is one ugly mofo.

    • your mom

      He should grow some douchy Red Sox facial hair to enhance the ugly in him.

      • Zooboy

        He has facial hair. You just can’t see ’cause it’s on his ass.

  • Roland Deschain

    So far so good for AJ to the bullpen. If Hughes keeps this up he stays in the rotation no matter what AJ does.

  • lily

    sheeeesh even with noone on base he takes forever to throw a pitch

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie! so gritty.

  • sangreal

    “They were adamant that it wasn’t intentional”

    Lackey: “I was trying to knock him down”

    Sounds pretty intentional to me

  • Jetrer

    Nunez with the speed

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Gritty Nunie.

  • Esteban

    Nunie

  • Mykey

    Nunie!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Nunez with a gritty and hustly play.

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

    Hustle!

  • Roland Deschain

    Nunie! Now for Girard’s bunt over to 3rd.

  • Alfredo

    Nunez!

  • your mom

    I guess we’ll be seeing a bunt now.

  • Justin

    Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    We’re going to do a segment coming up showing how Gardner was (allegedly) tipping pitches the last time he was on second base.

    Anyone in a non-YES area wanna recap what they consider “tipping pitches” when they show it?

    • longdongsilver

      hope olney gets cancer

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        That’s over the line.

        • Pat D

          Yea, really, Buster’s a good guy, though he’s easily made fun of.

          He wrote of the best books about the Yankees that’s out there.

      • Justin

        To be fair, Olney followed with “If Gardner/Yankees were tipping location, they’re one of 30 teams that do it. Everybody gives location, if catchers let them.”

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          That.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Fuck you.

    • Pat D

      I’m at work, I’d like to know this too.

    • BK2ATL

      ESPN is completely full of shit. They’re saying Gardner is tipping out pitches by turning his head. Nevermind the fact that the SS that is trying to sneak behind Gardner is right where Gardner is looking.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hey lets bunt!

  • lily

    his helmet stayed on

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Take the stupid fucking bunt off. It’s Josh fucking Beckett.

  • BK2ATL

    Nice hustle by Nunez.

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

    Stop fucking bunting.

    • BK2ATL

      I agree.

  • Cy Pettitte

    free outs, get ya free outs here.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      /1920’s New York paperboy’d

  • MikeD

    Cervelli? First Yankee player to be hated by Yankee fans and Red Sox fans?

    I like Cervelli, but I seem to be in the minority.

    • Mykey

      Nah, I like him. I wish he was a little more reliable, but personality wise, I like him.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What is with this bunting? VARITEK is behind the plate!! Steal a base!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    What are you looking at Cervelli? That wasn’t even close to you.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    hope nunie’s ok, i wonder if he’s got super glue on the helmet tonight? no clue how that didn’t fall off

    • MannyGeee

      Velcro

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck is Cervelli doing? this is the worst AB ever

    • your mom

      nope.

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

      This isn’t even the worst AB Cervelli will have tonight. The answer to “what the fuck is Cervelli doing” is “being the awful player he is”.

  • Greg

    Works the same as a bunt.

  • your mom

    Cervelli is so dramatic.

  • U Thant

    so bunt with Jeter, no bunt with Cervelli?

    • Greg

      Jeter was bunting on his own.

  • Justin

    first base open…lets see what Beckett does to Gardy

  • MannyGeee

    Damn it… Blow me BABIP

  • Alfredo

    I am Loving Cervelli.

  • Greg

    I would have attempted a squeeze there.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nice one Brett

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Runners in sad places.

  • Greg

    And that’s why I would have tried a squeeze.

  • Jetrer

    fucking awful

  • swishers fauxhawk

    El Capitan.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Cap’n! awwwwww yea.

  • MannyGeee

    Helicopter swings. Ugh

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    that hit was too gritty for Ellsbury

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    yea jeter, i really miss when gardner was awesome

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Not quite enough wheels, Taco Bellsbury.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      That’s Tacoby Bellsbury to you!

  • your mom

    Good job Capt!

  • Mykey

    Nice camera work ESPN.

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

    Phew. Not getting that run in would have been bad.

    • Michael Mirabella

      I noticed that too, they just stayed behind home plate the whole time

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

    Yeah, suck some NY nuts
    /unnecessary’d

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Requesting Jeter gif

  • your mom

    Web gem. . . . . . not!

  • Alfredo

    Jeter!

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    just turned on the game…why Cervi two games in a row? Martin hurt?

    • NJ_Andy

      Tweaked his thumb.

  • Mojo

    Cool. Nice to see that our RISP failures are just as predominant in Fenway as they are elsewhere. Also, GFY Brett.

    • Mojo

      Yeah . . . I typed this in a minute ago before Jeter . . . I’ll eat me some crow but Brett still continues to piss me the fuck off.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I bet Ortiz could steal off Varitek

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Present day Mo Vaughn could steal off Varitek.

  • bonestock94

    Nunez earned that one

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Hey, look, a steal without a bunt?!?! Are we allowed to do that? Is that legal?

    • MannyGeee

      *checking the binder…..*

      • Pat D

        “Does Robin get another shot?”

        (Prince John and the Sheriff check the scripts)

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Yes, he does, he does.

  • BK2ATL

    Nice hit by Jeter. 1-0 Yanks.

    Now, why is Jeter taking off and stealing bases, but Gardner’s not???

    • Jetrer

      Gardner was on first for one pitch, which Jeter foolishly bunted
      He could have stolen third though

  • MannyGeee

    Dear BABIP:

    My bad.

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

    lol kay jizzed his pants for a second

  • bonestock94

    Thanks Kay I just shit myself

  • Monteroisdinero

    Kay is an absolute moron. Gardy hits a ball 100 feet foul and he starts to call a HR

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    I’m out for a bit to have a Phish dinner. Go Phil, Phuck up the Sawx in Phenway.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    surprised hes not walking grandy to get to the king of pop(ups)

    • NJ_Andy

      You only have yourself to blame for this.

    • MannyGeee

      Well, there you go… Hoping ur wrong, although……

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Come on, Tex.

  • Greg

    Minimum for Tex: Make Beckett work.

  • MikeD

    This would be a nice time for Tex to unload a HR.

  • your mom

    Please earn your money Tex.

  • BK2ATL

    I must be in hell. I’m stuck having to watch a Yankees game on ESPN…with Curt Schilling announcing…….

    #ThingsWeDoAsYankeesFans

    • MannyGeee

      Really? That blooooooows

    • Pat D

      I’m not sure I could be paid enough.

      Thankfully there is a mute button.

  • nsalem

    run up that pitch count

  • Cy Pettitte

    pop one over the monstah Teix.

  • Mojo

    Who here actually believes that Tex will pull through?

  • Monteroisdinero

    And now Tex will hit one off the monstah

  • your mom

    change up?

  • Mojo

    0-2 count on MT25. This will not end well.

    • your mom

      not hard to predict that.

      • Mojo

        On Teixera, yeah. Other players, good ones, can turn that into a walk or hit. Teixera seems like the worst 0-2 hitter in baseball, especially when facing the almighty changeup.

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

          Mark Teixeira in 0-2 counts: 210 OPS+

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

    gosh damn it. oh well, his pitch count is sky high through 3

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Mark Teixeira does nothing. #skyblue

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    At least it wasn’t a popup

  • Cy Pettitte

    drop Teix to 8th, Torre style.

  • Greg

    Didn’t even make him work that much.

    Tex has what Nick Swisher had earlier in the year. He is pull conscious from the left side.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex just isn’t clutch.

    No clutchabilities.

    • Pat D

      That’s right.

      There is no such thing as “clutchabilities.”

      • Karl Krawfid

        Ask Jeter about clutchablilities

  • Zooboy

    Would really like to see Cano hit before Tex.

  • MannyGeee

    Wellll. Not a popup. So that’s something, right??

  • lily

    teix has a useless bat…. its beyond frustrating

  • Greg

    MIke, what has heppened to Tex over the last three years?

  • Bronx Byte

    Teixeira not interested in hitting off the wall. Next year he has to start learning to use the whole field and less loft in his swing.

  • Mojo

    Teixera is so fucking worthless. I don’t care to see any type of rebuttal. There is no arguing it anymore. Teixera IS Giambi, but at least Giambi had that legendary ‘stache. It’s hard to hate MT25 but I believe I’m about one month of this deplorable shit away from getting there.

    • Pat D

      Short fuse, eh?

      • Mojo

        If watching his average continually decline over the past three seasons is a short fuse, than yeah, I’ve got one of those.

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

      What’s with the Giambi hate? Giambi was an epic hitter.

      • Mojo

        I loved Giambi, but I accepted him as a .250 hitter. Tex not so much.

    • Jetrer

      Giambi as a Yankee: .925 OPS, .397 wOBA, 145 wRC+
      Saying someone hits like Giambi is a huge compliment

      • Mojo

        I suppose I meant to say that he hits like Giambi “average wise”.

    • your mom

      Are you saying Tex needs a stache?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    So fucking excited!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Scutaro AGAIN…

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ugh, I can’t believe how good garbage like Scutaro is against us.

  • your mom

    What is it with Scutaro? Why does this scrub always hit us well. phuck me.

  • Greg

    Well, we’re doomed.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    this is the inning it all falls apart

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

    Stupid Fenway.

  • Roland Deschain

    Can’t just keep laying that fastball right there on the first pitch. Change it up!

  • Cy Pettitte

    come on Phil, don’t Phail me now.

  • your mom

    The midget will find a way.

  • Sarah

    Ellsbury looks like a koala.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Looks like Johnny Damon.

    • MannyGeee

      Yeah, if Summers Eve sold koalas

    • Sarah

      I actually meant to type Pedroia, but it goes both ways.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Whoa, let’s not insult koalas.

  • MannyGeee

    Looks like they found the fastball huh…

  • sangreal

    This camerawork is awful

  • Justin

    A gritty groundout

  • Karl Krawfid

    I expected a big blast to the first row of the monster seats.

  • Greg

    Intentional walk in the third inning.

    • IRF

      Bah- that’s squarely on Hughes. Giradi made the right call, Hughes just made an awful pitch

      • IRF

        Reply fail- meant to be its own post

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

    I can’t say I have a problem with this IBB.

  • Sarah

    And the intentional walk…

  • lily

    wow seriously? 3rd inning and girardi has him intentionally walked…. they better HOPE lowrie doesnt come through cuz hes feisty against us

  • Ivan

    Come on Hughes…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking stupid.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck me, Lowrie? come on.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Damn.

  • Greg

    That’s on Hughes. He threw a fastball.

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

      Nope, that was a changeup.

      • Greg

        Yea I know, I went on first sight.

  • MannyGeee

    Intentional walk to Ortiz scares the living piss outta me… Even if it is Jed Lowrie following him

    • MannyGeee

      And there it was.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Meatball.

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

    That would happen.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    stupid IBB

    • Greg

      Well if Ortiz hit a two run homer, what would you say then?

    • your mom

      stupid change-up over the plate.

  • Nogomo

    Phil, Phil, Phil. Just hasn’t got the putaway. The kid isn’t there yet.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    up up up up….hung the shit outta that one..good thing it wasnt Ortiz that would have been a 3 run moon shot

    • Nogomo

      I’m only listening but it sounded like it really hung. What’re ya gonna do? He’s gotta throw other pitches.

  • Widget

    shocking the intentional walk backfired. Dumbasses. And again another crappy bum beats them this inning.

    • IRF

      Hughes needs to avoid throwing belt high flat changeups. That has nothing to do with the IBB

  • Karl Krawfid

    Throw a fastball at his feet.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Phuck Phil. Call up ManBan!

  • http://twitter.com/tjamato T.J.

    I really don’t like Curt Schilling in the booth.

  • Greg

    What Hughes has shown me so far is that he belongs in the pen. He was able to maneuver through one rotation of the order but not the second.

    • NJ_Andy

      I’m glad your opinion carries no weight.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      AJ would have given up 6 runs that inning

    • MannyGeee

      Glad you’re here and not in any position of power… Your team in MLB 11 The Show but be brutal though, huh….

      • Greg

        I play the other one. Cant paly the show on a computer.

        • MannyGeee

          OK then… That too… Not sure if it helped or hurt your point but let’s go with it

          • Greg

            THe point I had is that if Hughes cant develop an out pitch, he should go to the pen.

            • Jetrer

              define “out pitch” please

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              He had some nice out pitches in the first two innings.

    • Jetrer

      so if he’s unable to pitch a shutout he belongs in the pen? Got it.

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

    All is well, IMO.

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

    Two runs isn’t the end of the world. Good job limiting the damage.

    • your mom

      Yes. Giving up 2 runs was kinda expected with a runner on 2nd and 3rd with no outs against this line-up.

    • Ivan

      Im a little dissapointed he couldnt get Lowrie out but nevertheless I agree with you.

  • Ivan

    Nice K there Hughes.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I guess 2 runs wasn’t terrible the way that inning started. but that IBB was just dumb.

    • Greg

      That’s in the middle. If Hughes hung a changeup like that to Papi, the ball would have gone to the Citgo sign.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Or he could have thrown a good pitch and gotten him out.

  • MannyGeee

    Wow Crawford is as, hot and cold as it gets huh… 1st inning he is a foot away from a HR, this inning he is swinging a club out there…

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Ortiz is red hot and loads better than Lowrie, especially against righties. The IBB was the right move at the time.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    funny how the Red Sox fucks have shown up the Yanks pitchers and fans for years..then one clap by Cervelli and its effing Armageddon. S

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

    Montero in the lineup tomorrow? Man oh man…

  • FIPster Doofus

    Kim’s looking good.

    • boogie down

      Definitely noticed that, too.

  • boogie down

    Please, please, please be right, Kim.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Jones in left, Montero DH?

    • Jetrer

      makes sense to me

  • IRF

    Those Latinos! Always getting riled up amirite?

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....o-cervelli

    • Ivan

      Talk about hypocrisy and quite frank disrespectful.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      It’s not that I’m a bigot, it’s just that… I can’t think of a good way to finish that sentence.

      • Ivan

        The game has change Tommie. These Black Guys with there slam dunks, and flashy cross-overs, and baggy shorts, that’s how they do it. Nothing that “we” can do about it.

        /Jarrod Saltalamacchia if he was a basketball player’d

      • IRF

        “Hey, look guys, I had arepas for lunch yesterday, so I can’t be a bigot right?”

      • IRF

        “Hey, look guys:I had arepas for lunch yesterday, so I can’t be a bigot right?”

        • IRF

          oops

    • MannyGeee

      Damn you Latinos with your jazzy music and your rice and beans… Fiery attitudes and low riders…

      #SaltalamacciaTranslationServices

  • Zooboy

    I would start Montero at catcher tomorrow when AJ pitches. “Welcome to the bigs, kid.”

    • Justin

      I think he’d willingly become a full time DH at that point.

    • RCA

      You don’t want to discourage the kid. He might get a headache dealing with that clown.

      • Sarah

        A headache? He’d probably get hurt scrambling after AJ’s breaking balls.

        On the other hand, maybe a new catcher is just what AJ needs!

    • MannyGeee

      He won’t be ‘bored’ then, by golly

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie is hacking like crazy

  • swishers fauxhawk

    That swing looked like me in gym class.

  • nsalem

    Joe Gordon in 42?

    • RCA

      And obviously DiMaggio in 47.

  • Cy Pettitte

    scared of Chavez

  • Monteroisdinero

    Montero catching AJ and against Lester for his first ab.

    All downhill after that….

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunie will get plunked

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      If that asshat dares pull what he did to Abreu, these benches will empty again but a real fight will happen.

  • RCA

    Beckett needs a “pitch” clock. He takes SO LONG.

    • Sarah

      But Curt doesn’t care as long as he gets results!

  • Greg

    I’m surprised Beckett hasnt really come inside on any hitters.

  • lily

    thanks girardi,,,,,,another loss

    • Greg

      How?

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

      You are a miserable little person, know that?

    • 1stbase

      haha it’s the 4th inning, and btw what the hell did girardi even do

      • MannyGeee

        Last week it was a 7 run deficit in the 4th inning when the bridge jumpers came out…. At least this one is still close.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Batshit insane.

      • RCA

        CC can’t pitch every day, what else can Girardi do. This is beyond insane.

  • your mom

    thanks for the gimme out.

  • Roland Deschain

    We can’t beat the Sox. They have the advantage in the intangibles. Schilling going off on the Yanks being better off without Arod.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Joe Gordon in 1942: 147 games at 2B, .322/.409/.491 (.900), 8.4 bWAR
    Ted Williams in 1942: 150 games at LF, .356/.499/.648 (1.147), 11.0 bWAR

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Joe DiMaggio in 1947: 141 games in CF, .315/.391/.522 (.913), 5.6 bWAR
      Ted Williams in 1947: 156 games in LF, .343/.499/.634 (1.133), 10.3 bWAR

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        How did he lose either of those? He beat them in normal stats.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          The Yankees won the pennant. Boston did not.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Michael Kay catching onto NESPN’s ways.

  • Greg

    Kay is crossing the finish line at last.

  • Sarah

    Shut up Nomar and Curt. “You can’t measure heart!”

  • Roland Deschain

    This is unwatchable with Schilling and Nomar debating heart and intangibles.

  • your mom

    Leave Schilling alone. He is wearing his “bloody sock”. He’s on his high horse.

  • Tom

    I can’t even be mad at ESPN putting Nomar and Suckilling in the same booth.

    • Tom

      Because what else would you expect? I am shocked Peter Gammons hasn’t made a stop up there yet. What a joke ESPN is.

    • MannyGeee

      You know there is one thing I thought I would never say in my life….

      Thank god Don Orsillo and Jery Remy are broadcasting. They are at least TRYING to be objective.

      • Nuke LaDoosh

        agree. i’m not going near NESPN

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i thank god i have yes, would def have to mute the espn team tonight, sorry for all of you who don’t get yes

  • Cy Pettitte

    finally, someone handles the bottom of the order.

  • Bronx Byte

    Always a laugh seeing Fairy-tek with the hockey “C” on his uniform which really stands for c**t.

    • your mom

      Varitek is so old and shitty I don’t even bother cutting him down anymore. It’s like kicking a dead horse.

      • RCA

        I actually am upset when Captain Cunt puts the bat on the ball, he should always strike out.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    A 1-2-3 inning!!!!!!!!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    tex is just as good at catching pop ups as he is at hitting them

  • BK2ATL

    Nice 1-2-3 by Phil. Kid’s doing good so far.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He’s certainly besting my 6IP/4ER prediction so far, let’s see him keep it up.

    • Ivan

      First pitcher to do that in this series for the Yankees.

  • Ivan

    In all seriousness, I am quite surprised that not alot of latin players have not even voiced there opinion about what Jarrod Saltalamacchia said. I mean if Im Alex Rodriguez, I would be quite furious and would of at least said something.

    • mbonzo

      I’ve been working all day, what’d he say?

      • Ivan
        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          Not a big deal. Typical media reaction.

      • your mom

        “You son of a motherless goat!”

      • Tom

        “The game is changing,” Saltalamacchia said Tuesday. “Younger guys are coming in, (Rangers shortstop) Elvis Andrus and (Blue Jays shortstop Yunel) Escobar, a lot of Latin players and that’s the way they play the game. It’s OK to an extent, but if you go further than that, than that’s when you’ve got to kind of step back.”

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

          Younger guys are coming in…

          That’s the best part. Grizzled veteran Jarrod Saltalamacchia telling the kids how it should be done.

          • RCA

            I’m surprised Ortiz didn’t choke slam him or something. He definitely hid beyond that “younger” statement but he is Latin and is WAY more demonstrative than Cervelli is. He must be referring to the 30 fist pumps during the game. BTW, Saltalamacchia should shut up, he had one good (barely decent) year and now he got things to say?? He should calm down and continue his .250 BA and 12% rate of throwing out runners.

          • IRF

            Its not like back in 2007, when it was legal to kill a man for emoting too much.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      What did he say?

    • Widget

      What did Salty balls say?

    • IRF

      The worst part is that he tried to hide behind this “young players” BS. Salty is 26. He’s younger than Yunel Escobar and only one year older than Cervelli.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      no way arod reacts to that in a million years, maybe some of the yankees though

  • Mickey Scheister

    Great call out Kay, clearly the Yanks are not properly represented on the ESPN telecast it’s just refreshing to see ESPN stop pretending to be unbiased.

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

    Oh Alex…

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    FACT: everyone looks like a pussy while dodging a foul ball in slo-mo.

    • RCA

      You mean YES-mo.

    • your mom

      Yes, most people have two lips and hair.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Oh come on Brett.

    • Sarah

      In fairness, he’s not the only one not hitting Beckett.

      But this slump sucks. I was hoping the leadoff single would jump start him.

  • Tom

    Someone should really tell Josh that the soul patch went out a long time ago.

  • RCA

    Gardner is so lost at the plate, he needs a GPS to find it.

  • Greg

    The thing with Beckett this year is that he can throw all of those pitches for strikes. Kind of like Roy Halladay.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I don’t fucking care about Cap Anson.

    • Mickey Scheister

      No respect!

  • Monteroisdinero

    This game is moving along too fast for Montero to win it past midnight.

  • flamingo

    Jeter!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Don’t you sit Gardner for a night and hope nobody hits a screamer in the gap tomorrow?

    (A catchable one. I know it’s AJ)

    • Tom

      Sit the entire OF. Everything will be walks, wild pitches or home runs. No need for an outfield tomorrow.

      • Hall and Nokes

        Good thinking. Maybe 2 catchers?

    • Sarah

      Oh yeah. Gardy sits tomorrow. In addition to the slump, he has no luck against Lester. Unless they are not planning to play Montero, in which case Jones is the DH.

  • Widget

    Come on Grandy, Batista took the HR lead. Tie him up.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i love gardner’s defense, but jones has got to play tomorrow

  • Mickey Scheister

    HR Grandy! I got 5 on it…

  • James

    happy about jesus but dont understand why they are not calling bentances or more importantly banuelous the yankees need to solve there obvious pitching problems and burnett and hughes arent going to make the cut bottom line is we need a pitcher hard throwing left handed pitcher and we have one and were not even giving him a chance at least give him a start before the postseason to see what hes got in the big leagues

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

      Punctuation is your friend.

      • http://deleted Total Dominication

        In this case, it might make the comment even worse.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      troll

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

      This comment is so much lol.

    • Jetrer

      Banuelos is near his innings limit for the season, if he was called up, he would only be used as a reliever

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

      Thank god MLB.com had the video. I think there were only 9 people there to see it.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Only a 2-run blast. Not impressed.

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

      I feel so badly for him. Has a great season by any standard, gets almost zero recognition.

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

      Wow almost didn’t recognize where they were playing. Now I see why the O’s didn’t wanna lose the gate with the DH. That place is empty when the Yankees aren’t there.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Out of curiosity, do rosters expand at midnight, or before the next game.

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

      I’m guessing anytime between the end of tonight’s and the start of tomorrow’s game.

  • Monteroisdinero

    This game is giving me RISPiratory distress.

    • Greg

      How? We have really had only one golden opportunity and we cashed in on it.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Doubt Montero has ever batted 8th before but I guess he will tomorrow.

  • Greg

    This is a big inning for Hughes. Last time he got hit a bit at the top of the order. Let’s see if he can adjust again.

  • Ivan

    Where the fuck was that pitch?!?!

    It seems I say that a lot with these Sox hitters.

  • BK2ATL

    Beckett is getting that pitch. #WTF

  • your mom

    just missed. . . . .

  • Mojo

    ESPN Front Page: Beckett is on his way to beating the Yankees again. 2-1 is anyone’s ballgame except if that ballgame pits the Evil Empire against the lowly, downtrodden, poor, miserable Red Sox. Go get ‘em Beckett! Make ESPN look like winners once again.

    • Mojo

      Yikes. Guess I jinxed it. Go fuck yourself, ESPN.

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

    That was a hanging changeup. Yikes.

    • Ivan

      Can’t get beat by your 3rd/4th best pitch, especially 3-2.

      • Jetrer

        the 3-2 pitch was a fastball

  • Jetrer

    fuck

  • Ivan

    Ugh….

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

    Aaaaaaaaand derp.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Phail.

    • Tom

      Clever…

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        “Tom”

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck. I knew that was coming.

  • Greg

    That’s why he was intentionally walked.

  • bonestock94

    I felt that one coming

  • Roland Deschain

    Should have walked him again. They keep giving into Papi and he always beats us. Ballgame.

  • your mom

    didn’t miss that one. Fuck.

  • Mickey Scheister

    FUCK!

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

    Sheesh, that wasn’t even a bad pitch.

    • Rey22

      That’s what I thought too. Wasn’t in the middle of the plate or anything. He just hit the crap out of it.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Damn you, Hughes, you’re going to get to 6IP/4ER on the nose, aren’t you?

  • William Wallace

    AA players could have it that out. I saw a little bit of drool drip out of Papi’s mouth as that pitch came down the middle.

  • Pasqua

    He will do this to us until he is dead. And I will never not be infuriated by it.

  • Widget

    oh well atleast Phil didn’t totally suck today. Beckett usually only goes 6 innings, they can get him.

  • Greg

    Given the way Beckett’s pitching, this game is almost a certainty. Still liked what Hughes did.

    • Widget

      why do you even follow the Yankees?

      • Greg

        Because I got attached to them.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Beckett’s not going 9 and it’s anyone’s game against the Sox’s bullpen

    • bonestock94

      Can’t really say that with this offense and that pen. It seems tough at this point tho

    • Justin

      Your optimism must make you a blast to have a drink with huh?

  • jv

    wow looks like chances of winning just went down the toilet

  • Matt

    Ortiz gets a fastball right down the middle and he hits it out. Granderson gets a fastball right down the middle and tries to hit it 500 feet, and hits a lazy fly ball to medium outfield.

    The offenses are close on paper, but everyone knows which team has the more dangerous hitters when it comes to crunch time. Why are you giving in to Ortiz with Lowrie on deck? At least try to make a competitive pitch like up and in, instead of out over the plate.

    • Greg

      That wasnt down the middle. It was down in the zone.

      • Matt

        It was knee high but right down the middle of the plate. When you throw a 92-93 mph fastball, it’s actually easier to hit it when it’s down-middle than middle-middle.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Grandy is the worst 38 homerun guy evah!!!

      • Matt

        This response is a prime example of why it is difficult to have an intelligent conversation around here.

        There is a difference between saying he is a bad hitter, and saying he has holes in his swing. Because of those holes, he is a more inconsistent hitter at the plate, hits for a lower batting average, and strikes out a ton more often.

        Nobody is saying he’s a bad hitter, but there are ways to get him out in big spots. Look at how balanced Ortiz was on that swing. Granderson seems to hit home runs more when he guesses right on a fastball and turns it around.

  • your mom

    Okay well, Tex better fucking do something here. 3 outcomes right? pop-up, K on a change-up or HR. Let’s hope its the latter.

  • stuart a

    texiera playing this series?

    so our 3rd or 4th hitter is hitting 247.. i forgot he has a lot of rbi’s. that has noting to do with him having a ton of baserunners…

    tex has done zero against the sox all season and having him hit 3rd or 4th with that avg is stupid.

    the jeter throwaway ab in the first, looks even smarter now. so the yanks gave awaay 1 of 15 outs so far for no reason in the first inning. unbelievable that jeter continues to do thaqt. in the 7th inning, another story in the first with gardner on first.

    gardner also is on fire…so beckett will have 4 or 5 wins versus the yansk for the year????ridicculous……..

    • jon

      not counting tonight teix has hit .125/.232/.188

    • theyankeewarrior

      Dude, Tex is a SOX KILLER.

      The fans quiver in their seats when he steps to the plate.

      He’s been a total monster this season. Especially vs. our arch rival.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Really hope some yankees pitcher plunks that motherfucker

  • theyankeewarrior

    I hope the Phil Hughes bandwagon is starting to realize the difference between the Mariners, A’s, White Sox, and Orioles’ lineups and the teams we will be facing in the playoffs.

    Phil has had his best stuff I’ve seen all season tonight.

    Hitting 95.

    Using his curve effectively.

    Giving up 4 runs in 5 innings.

    “Ace” in the making.

  • Monteroisdinero

    CC got a win, Phil showed good stuff and Montero plays tomorrow.

    It’s all good.

  • Widget

    Did Ortiz atleast pose after going deep? He is latin and they don’t play the game right according to Saltwhateverthefuckia

  • your mom

    Of course Beckett got a HBP. Unintentional this time though.

  • your mom

    ewww, gross swing Cano.

    • Esteban

      but not that one.

  • NJ_Andy

    Leiter is seriously pissed about this. It’s kind of amazing.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I smell a come back!

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

    Comeback, bitches.

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

    There we go, answer right back.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Oh, I thought this game was over.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    How good is this Cano guy?

  • Sarah

    God, this blather about the momentum. SHUT UP.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Sweet swinging Ribbinson Cano.

  • flamingo

    DONTCHA KNOW!

  • BK2ATL

    Good hitting Robbie. Let’s go Swisher. We need another run, at least.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Cano making my rispiration easier.

  • your mom

    Better Cano, much better. Going oppo a lot nowadays.

  • bonestock94

    Ok cmon

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    a bunt???? A BUNT??????

  • jon

    was that a bunt i saw by swish it fucking better not be

  • Mojo

    Not able to watch . . . Was the Teixera HBP intentional by Beckett?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      No a curveball that got him in the foot

      • Mojo

        Ok. But I now hate Beckett more than Youkilis, Papelbon and Pedroia if that’s all right with everyone.

    • Greg

      No. He was trying to bounce a curveball and it hit Tex in the foot.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Is there such thing as an unintentional Beckett HBP? I don’t think those things exist.

    • your mom

      probably not, i beg to differ, not sure, maybe?

  • Nogomo

    We might have a chance here, but I’d take Hughes out early unless he looks sharp as a tack next inning.

    • Greg

      So would I.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Schilling is a goddamn embarrassment on commentary

  • Sheepmeister

    so just noticed this, does beckett have a neckbeard?????

    • Sarah

      That’s not a soul patch, it’s more like a runway! Catches the food he dribbles I guess…

    • Mickey Scheister

      He’s a giant douche, prob.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bunt time!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Time for the big hit. Let’s go Chavez!

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Hellz.

      Yeah.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chavy is gonna do some damage.

    • Cy Pettitte

      CHAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mbonzo

    LOL REDDICK!!!!

  • Esteban

    WOOOOOHOOOOOO

    FCK YEA

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fuck yeah CHAVY!!!

  • Jetrer

    thank you Reddick

  • bonestock94

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Also, LOL at Reddick

  • Erica

    ZOMBIE ERIC CHAVEZ!!!!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Zombie Chavez!

  • Roland Deschain

    ERIC CHAVEZ RED SOX KILLER!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Good job proving me wrong Yankees.

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

    Zombie!

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

    This is so much with the awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    “Given the way Beckett’s pitching, this game is almost a certainty.”

    Sincerely,
    Greg, four minutes ago

    • Greg

      The Reverse Lock!

      • Jorge

        I’m sure. *chuckle*

        • Greg

          I was being sarcastic.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Doesn’t matter because the Phillies are winning and they’re laughing at us.

  • BK2ATL

    Chavez to the rescue!!!! Tie game!!!

  • IRF

    Eric muthaucking Chavez

  • Monteroisdinero

    That’swhatI’mtalkinabout!!!!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Chavez!!! DON’T GO TO THIRD BASE! SAVE YOUR FOOT!!

  • your mom

    LOL Reddick. Good thing Lackey ain’t pitching. He’d be a hot honey right now.

  • jon

    i wanna see a squeeze play with nuni

  • Rey22

    Chavez!!!! We have a ballgame again!!

  • Esteban

    Poorly played by Reddick.

  • tom

    I’m confused. I was assured this game was over.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    awesome defense!!! now this is the beckett that we all know and love

  • mbonzo

    Official scorer is a clear Red Sox homer.

  • Widget

    Red Sox fans may love to make fun of Drew but he is a far superior fielder to Reddick.

  • Esteban

    Nunie just gets the job done. That’s his calling card.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lovin me some smallball!

  • your mom

    good job Nunie!

  • IRF

    That’ll do pig

  • bonestock94

    Eat shit jackass hahahahahaha

  • Jorge

    Very nice comeback inning. Hughes has made one mistake thus far which many, many a pitcher has done before him many, many a time before. Liking the Yankees’ chances here as long as Girardi is careful with Hughes if he gets in a jam again.

    Besides, Jesus Montero is coming up tomorrow. Therefore, the team will be able to start AJ Burnett on two days rest for what’s left of the season.

  • Mojo

    Wow. ESPN is taking their sweet fucking time with this update . . . Beckett still hasn’t thrown a pitch to Chavez yet according to their Gamecast

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Nunie gets the job done!

    Fuck Beckett and his stupid beard.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job Nunie.

  • Sarah

    Chavy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nuneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Eduardo Nunez-an excellent value at 475K

  • BK2ATL

    Nice hitting Nunez!!!! Aggressive baserunning by Chavez. 5-4 Yanks. Good job, fellas. Let’s get Beckett out of there. Keep it going.

  • Esteban

    But they told me the Yankees couldn’t hit Beckett this year.

    • Kostas

      ESPN’d

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I am very tempted to link all those gloom bagger comments from the first 5 innings.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Gloom Bagger Diaries.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Red Shoe Diaries >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gloom Bagger Diaries

    • Esteban

      What the hell is a gloom bagger? Is that a take off on tea-bagger, the derogatory and homophobic description of the tea party?

  • Mojo

    What still bugs me about these games against Beckett, though, are the fact that Granderson, Teixera, and Swisher still aren’t hitting him. We need more out of these guys and less strikeouts/popups if we’re going to bend them over in the playoffs.

    • mbonzo

      Nick Swisher has a .313/.405/.594 line vs. Josh Beckett.

      • Mojo

        This year?

        • mbonzo

          Career numbers.

    • nsalem

      we need you to stop being annoying

      • Mojo

        Haha. Wow. You’re a complete fucking dick. Good on ya mate! And please, for the love of Mo, go fuck yourself.

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

          Chill out.

          • Mojo

            Will do, but the proof is in the pudding.

        • nsalem

          the Yankees score 4 runs and you can’t stop complaining about Tex. Was just hoping you could make an intelligent contribution instead of moaning about the same thing all night.
          guess you’re not capable of anything else so keep on telling us how Tex and Granderson sucks all night.

  • mbonzo

    I wanna see Gardner hit a homerun here.

    • your mom

      He tried & failed.

    • Sarah

      No, you have to wait until Fat Albers shows up…

      • Esteban

        Hey Hey Hey

  • Esteban

    I love when the Yankees hit Beckett hard. It feels so good.

  • Sarah

    But the Gardy slump continues…Ugh.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    http://espn.go.com/

    hurry and click before they change it

    • Mojo

      That’s what I’ve been making a mockery of this entire thread. Do they seriously only hire Sox fans in Bristol?

      • Widget

        Two of the top guys in charge of programming use to work in Boston including the former head editor of the boston globe sports department.

        • Mojo

          Argh. People use their site and channel as a viable source of sports information. I fear that, because of them, the USA could indeed become a Red Sox nation . . . NAHHHHHHH! That kind of Stupidity is most definitely a Bahston thing.

      • Sarah

        Only the Baseball Today crowd is not total Red Sox fans. Karabell is a Phillies fan, Law doesn’t like anyone, and Simon is a Mets fan. The producer Soderberg is a Sox fan but he hardly gets to talk so it’s ok.

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

          I started listening to the podcast about two weeks ago, I was surprised by how entertaining it is. Very nice listening in the afternoon.

  • Mickey Scheister

    I can see why Becketts ERA is so low since these terrible home town scoring DBs call that an E, wow.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      All 5 runs were earned according to gameday

      • Mickey Scheister

        I saw they only gave Chavez one RBI and since the runner advanced to third on an “error”, I thought it might have been unearned as well. I stand corrected.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Schilling literally just said that the only psychological edge that exists in the Sox/Yanks series is that the Sox have Mariano’s number.

    Earlier this inning he said “We” have a 4-1 lead.

    • nedro

      guess he missed last night’s game…

    • Widget

      still pisses me off that he gets to be the recipient of two of the few times Mo blew it in the playoffs. Of all the guys to get lucky it has to be blowhard curt.

      • Kiko Jones

        I’d agree more with your statement, Widget, if you spelled “Curt” with an “n” instead of an “r”.

    • Kiko Jones

      Schilling can go suck his ketchup-stained sock.

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    I refuse to put on ESPN. Is Curt eating crow?

    • sangreal

      About what? He said at the start of the inning that the Yankees were always 45 seconds away from tying the game

    • Esteban

      How they have him comment on Yankees-Red Sox games is beyond me.

  • James A

    Would it be taking it too far if 3 Yankee fans dressed as kings for tomorrow’s game and jumped onto the field pregame to give Jesus gifts?

    • Nuke LaDoosh

      where you going to find frankincense?

      • nedro

        actually, i heard in the clubhouse that’s what they call Cervelli’s armpit musk.

        • Mojo

          HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s good.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Jesus Montero is bigger than Jesus and the Beatles.

    • Jorge

      Funny.

      Although, for his sake, two of those gifts better be a 10 for 10 start and earplugs.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      please someone make this happen, maybe not go onto the field, you will def get thrown out, but that would be awesome. i would try but i am only going with my girlfriend on friday, no chance she’s dressing up, she doesn’t even really like baseball, plus we would be missing a wise man

  • Ivan

    Big inning here for Hughes…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Come on Phil. Nice and easy.

    Is there a reason that our pitchers can’t seem to handle Crawford? I really don’t get it.

  • your mom

    The radar is a little off.

  • your mom

    phew.

  • Cy Pettitte

    kept Crawford off the bases, very nice.

  • jon

    come on hughes 2 more outs

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    props to hughes on that one, all the way from 3-0

  • Esteban

    This story seems apocryphal

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    C’mon Phil, bear the fuck down, KID!!

  • sangreal

    I’m sure the Yankees would still be in the lead if Chavez bunted the runners over instead of hitting a triple

  • Sarah

    The Carl Crawford apologists.

  • Javkei Igavano

    Wow 5 runs against Cy Young candidate Josh Beckett – that is good.

    As much as I would like to win, I would be OK if Hughes hit Ortiz or Pedroia in the face and the Yankees lost based on that.

    Although AJ is pitching tomorrow so we will have a chance to hit Ortiz or Pedroia in the face tomorrow so I am getting ahead of myself.

    • your mom

      No the win is the priority today.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was the opposite of the Crawford AB, got him 0-2 and lost him. bad Phil.

  • Ivan

    Phil Hughes has to put these hitters away with 2 strikes.

  • BK2ATL

    This is fucking disgusting…..Schillinger (Oz), Nomar, and ESPN???

    SO I go to Twitter and notice this too…..

    “PeteAbe Pete Abraham
    Beckett at 80 pitches after 5. Could be Beckett-Bard-Papelbon”

    • Javkei Igavano

      Schilling is so fat. Disgusting. Sorry if this has been mentioned already.

    • Esteban

      Well it could have been, but it’s not.

  • Nogomo

    I am dog tired of hearing all you antibuntites. Let it go, man.

  • Widget

    Do not throw Vagitek a fastball.

  • Rey22

    Did Hughes completely stop throwing his cutter? I know he was in love with it last year.

    • mbonzo

      No he still throws it, 14.3% of the time according to fangraphs.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    thank god we don’t have to see youkilis and his ridiculous batting stance

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I can’t believe I actually feel sorry for Nomar.

    You can tell he actually tries to remain neutral and do his job. The other 2 jerk-offs in the booth are slanted, fat-ass fanboys.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Singleton: [incredulous] Why would I want to go in there?

    Amen, Kenny. Amen.

    • Kiko Jones

      Another reason why Mr. Singleton is awesome.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Ugh, fucking garbage hit.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    How on Earth did that get past Gardner?

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

    Oh what bullshit.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      There’s bad luck, there’s horrible luck, and there’s that crazy shit.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea I give up. this is just disgusting.

  • Greg

    Wow

  • jon

    what the fuck was that

  • Jetrer

    Gardner doing his Reddick impersonation

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Are you kidding?

  • Ivan

    Amazing…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What. The. Fuck.

  • MikeD

    B.S. hit, although Teixeira should try that too.

  • Justin

    Good pitch by Hughes, an assist from the stadium in giving the Red Sox the tie though.

  • Widget

    I don’t want to hate you Hughes but I have to. That was fucking terrible.

    • Justin

      That pitch was down and away…how is that Hughes’s fault?

    • Jetrer

      how are you blaming Hughes for that cheap ass hit?

      • ArchStanton

        How about the walk before it? And the other runs he’s allowed?

    • Kiko Jones

      Hughes should’ve been pulled after the Reddick AB, in which he had him 0-2 and then proceeded to walk him on a bunch of garbage pitches, including a WP for ball 4.

  • Esteban

    OH what the hell

  • Greg

    For gods sake, Guard the line!

    • Jetrer

      wtf are you talking about?

      • Greg

        I would rather give upa single than a double. If Chavez was closer to the bag, he would have gotten there and thrown Varitek out.

        • Jetrer

          Aren’t outs better than singles or doubles. Fielders should be positioned where batters are most likely to hit the ball. Not where a fluke hit wound up being hit.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Yes, Greg, the Yankees clearly should have been guarding the line there in case Varitek reaches across the plate into the other batters box and cues a ball off the very end of his bat and down the wisps of chalk on the line for the most improbable double in the park.

      (rolls eyes)

      • Greg

        Much rather give up a single than a double.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Greg, stop acting like a moron. That hit was 100% fluke and 100% luck. You don’t position your fielders to take away lucky, fluky dribblers down the line that have a slim chance of ever happening.

  • BK2ATL

    You’ve gotta be shitting me……

  • Nogomo

    Time for your milk and cookies, Phil. Good night. Sleep well.

  • Jorge

    Why does it feel like I’m seeing more outfielders chasing after balls they didn’t play correctly? Cut that shit off, damnit.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      well, one was by the red sox, so that’s good

      • Jorge

        Oh, I was also including Granderson’s inside-the-parker as well. Wasn’t talking about just the Yanks.

  • mbonzo

    WTF is this witchery?

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

    Wow, BAbip’d.

  • bonestock94

    What a late swing, just a weird play all around.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    BABIP’d fucked.

  • Sarah

    How do you like Nomar with the “fans are smart” comment? Are you for serious?

    UGH. Really didn’t want Phil out there for the 6th.

  • your mom

    What a joke of a hit. Now Yankee rapist Scutaro up to bat.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Phil Hughes just tried to hit the outside corner on a 3-2 pitch vs. a AAAA LH hitter.

    He ended up missing his spot by 4 feet. Throwing a wild pitch to the left side of the plate.

    He has no command.

    NOTE: His “stuff” might be as good as we’ve seen it this season.

    These are not good signs.

  • ArchStanton

    So sick of Hughes. The guy is a wuss, period.

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

      You’re blaming him for that hit? The one Varitek bailed on and lucked out it stayed fail? That one that was all luck and zero skill?

      • ArchStanton

        No, but I blame him for the walk before it. The guy has given up 6 runs and it kind of seems like people want to give him a pass because of one lucky hit?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      How can you blame Hughes for that?

  • RayFo

    I really do not like Fenway park. Something weird always happen.

    • your mom

      Perhaps because it’s full of weirdos.

  • Bronx Byte

    Fairy-tek of all people. Hughes should have ponded the strike zone and let him swing at air.

    • bonestock94

      lol Fairy-tek? That sounds like it was coined by a drunk fat guy named Tony in the bleachers in 1998

    • Kiko Jones

      Fairy-tek! Awesome! hahahahaha

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Come on, Boone.

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

    Didn’t that look foul?

  • Javkei Igavano

    2 out

  • Greg

    I would much rather give a single than a double. Chavez has to be closer to that line.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Go look at Varitek’s spray chart. No, Chavez shouldn’t have been closer to the line.

      You can’t plan for all possible eventualities all at once, Greg.

    • Jetrer

      I would rather get an out than give up a hit. Chavez should play where the hitter would most likely hit the ball.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Nunez is playing 3B

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

      I hate it when the DH plays so far from the line.

  • BK2ATL

    Nice try Phil. At least, you kept us in the game…. I’ll take that.

  • ItsATarp

    Imagine if this was AJ? Hughes leaving fastballs over the plate all night…luckily they didn’t score more

    • mbonzo

      That ball was far from over the plate.

  • mbonzo

    The real bullshit is that, this is a double for Varitek with an RBI when it took a weird bounce, and when Chavez’ hit was a weird bounce it was an error.

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

    [Yankees take lead]

    Joy to the world!

    Game is tied

    Awful team, awful game, ruined pitcher.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      (Yankees take the lead)

      Awful game, just stupid

      (Red Sox take the lead)

      Joy to the World! The Nation is back!!

      /ESPN’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck this I’m out.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    booneno.jpg

  • Esteban

    Well, Boone had been good for a long time.

  • jon

    and of course ball 2 and 3 where both strikes

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

    LNOGY

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yay Boone.

  • Jorge

    Logan giveth and taketh away.

  • Ivan

    Awful inning…

  • Greg

    We’re doomed.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well, fuck.

  • Jetrer

    Now thats the Boone Logan I remember

  • Justin

    *Sigh* Good Boone pitched last night. Guess its time for Bad Boone’s turn to pitch.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication
  • mbonzo
  • nedro

    WTF Boone.

  • bonestock94

    Ellsbury is ridiculous man.

    The pen isn’t gonna get a whole lot better than Logan at this point in the game.

  • your mom

    Fucking brady bunch mother fucka

  • RCA

    For all he did yesterday, this is the reason why we are in trouble in the playoffs. Our left-handed reliever CANNOT GET LEFTIES OUT!!! I hope Feliciano and Marte find the magic potion Beckett and Ortiz uses.

  • RayFo

    Why am I not surprised? Yankees bullpen bails out Beckett again. Stupid Ellsbury and his waxed eyebrows.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Boone giveth and Boone taketh away. A cheap Fenway homer-right espn?

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

    Bullshit.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    this is so weak

  • trueblue

    Hughes has no spine. What a fukin chump

    • NJ_Andy

      You aren’t actually watching the game, are you?

    • Jorge

      How could he have given up that home run…..oh, wait….

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      If you want to hate on him for walking Reddick, fine, but Hughes made a perfect pitch to Varitek. It was just a nice piece of hitting with combined with a freak hop.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    ESPN will now devote the next ten minutes to Pedroia’s slide

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    “That’s serious hustle from the little guy who plays the game hard”

    Shut the fuck up Leiter. He would’ve been safe by a full step if he didn’t launch himself at the bag.

  • Rey22

    When it fucking rains it fucking pours…

  • mbonzo

    Chances are, this game won’t end 7-5.

  • Javkei Igavano

    I hate Pedroia

  • RCA

    I hope someone breaks Pedroia’s arm. I HATE that cocksucker

  • stuart a

    what a friggin joke., what is the yankee era against this team???

    has to be over 7…

    hughes walks reddick after being up 0 and 2, then a curve ball to varitek who could not catch up to anything.

    another giveaway game. girardi did not have the pen warmed up ie; wade and the big 3…

    5 to 4 and the binder guy needed or wanted hughes to get thru the inning for what reason???

    boston kicks our ass again…..

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      If you’re trying to make friends you’re doing it all wrong.

    • ItsATarp

      we did beat em yesterday no? and we can score 2 runs

    • mbonzo

      Since when do the Yankees play 6 inning games?

      For fucks sake people, baseball is a 9 inning game. There a 2 run deficit with 1/3 of the game left in a little league park.

    • RCA

      I don’t blame the binder guy. Hughes got to show some guts, he finally gets a lead, the Yankees finally hit Beckett and he gives it right back in the bottom half of the inning. Everybody critiques Burnett (rightfully so) for having no guts, but Hughes is just as bad. Its a bad, bad job by Hughes.

    • Pasqua

      That’s a ballsy (read: asssinine) comment to make after the Yankees put 4 on Beckett in a heartbeat last inning. Let’s finish the game first, ‘kay? Then you can wallow all you want.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Seriously, huge start tonight by Phil.

    Can’t wait to see him progress as a Yankee. He has many, many more bright years ahead of him. He’s just a kid. Let him progress.

    Golden gem of the Yankee farm system.

    /2yearstillfreeagency’d

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    This Phuckin’ sucks..

    • Jorge

      Phuckin’ A.

  • Roland Deschain

    Ellsbury’s secret is that he tries to drive the ball on hitter’s counts? Thanks for that nugget, Buster.

  • BK2ATL

    Well, back to being down 2. Let’s go Boone. Close out the inning.

    Now our MVP hitters need to show up in this series.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    No game is over against this Red Sox bullpen

  • Esteban

    Relievers give up runs; it happens. Boone has been solid for a while.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Like Soriano’s homer the other night. He was good before the homer, he’ll be good going forward.

      It sucks balls, but it happens. Don’t overreact about it.

  • your mom

    Now I remember why I hate Boone Logan so much.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Let’s get Aaron Laffey up here!

  • stuart a

    feliciano is shut down for the season. like the 4th setback the other day.

    he has paid off as much as about 8 previous lefty relievers they tried. that has been a 10 year search since stanton…..

  • Cy Pettitte

    Beckett back out for the 7th. they better pound this douche.

    • your mom

      Don’t count on it. Luck isn’t on our side tonight.

  • Matt

    The Yankees just give in over and over again to Boston’s best hitters, even in spots in which they are under no obligation to do so.

    Pedroia is on deck, that’s nice. Logan has been lights out against lefties and righties of late. Which is more likely to beat you? 3-1 fastball out over the plate to Ellsbury, or a fresh count on Pedroia?

    Who is more likely to beat you? 3-2 fastball out over the plate to Ortiz, or Jed Lowrie who hasn’t hit a lick from the left side since coming off the DL?

    So much credit is given to the Red Sox hitters, but do they really deserve it? If you don’t battle out there on the mound, you deserve to get beaten when you face a good lineup. They aren’t hitting good pitches, they are hitting cookies.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Pedroia owns LHP this year I’d take my chances with Ellsbury.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Rule #1 of RAB: Never talk to Matt.

      • Matt

        Again, stop twisting the argument to suit your point.

        He gave in to Ellsbury. He decided to just throw it right down the middle instead of risking the walk. Pedroia has hit lefties, but Ellsbury has as well. If you give him a cookie in a 3-1 count, he can beat you just as much.

        Take a shot at a 3-1 slider, and if you make the pitch, you have him set up for anything on 3-2, or you get him lunging and hitting a ground ball. If you miss, you go after Pedroia. You don’t just give in and throw it down the middle.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          How is that twisting the argument? Do you think Logan tried to throw it down the middle?

          • Matt

            Nobody is trying to throw it down the middle, but he was throwing more of a “get me over” pitch to avoid walking him than trying to shoot for a corner and missing off the plate if you don’t get it. You have to be more careful in that spot. 3-1 slider, and if a fastball, you have to make sure you miss off the plate.

            • Jetrer

              not sure how you can tell what his intention is. Maybe he was trying to hit the corner and missed in the wrong direction. that happens sometimes too. Not like Logan or Hughes have exceptional command

    • sangreal

      Did you by chance miss the outcome when they walked Ortiz to get to Lowrie?

      • Matt

        Did you by chance miss the outcome when Hughes hung a changeup right down the middle to Lowrie, and he could muster nothing more than a single?

        Lowrie has been terrible since coming off of the DL, and especially against RHP. I didn’t say intentionally walk Ortiz to get to him. You COMPETE, you don’t just lay a 3-2 fastball in there to get a strike, you try to make a perfect pitch and if you miss, you go after the weaker hitter.

    • CP

      It would help if pitches in the strike zone were called strikes:

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  • Greg

    Well, lets see if these Yankees can show the 2009 grittiness again.
    That’s the difference between the Yankees and Red SOx this year. The Red Sox have gotten many more breaks than the Yankees have.

    • mbonzo

      Lead baseball with a .313 BABIP.

    • Esteban

      Please stop with this.

      • Greg

        Why? My team is being beaten the slimmest of margins by my archenemy. Why should I not be upset?

        • Jorge

          Maybe because your entire point of reference for this franchise began in 2005.

          • Greg

            What does that have to do with it?

            • Jorge

              You live and die on every loss, every down moment for this team, way too much. I am convinced that, if you had been around to root for this team in ’91, you’d be posting on some other team’s blog right now.

              • Greg

                We have to live through every game so its very hard to say this doesnt meant anything.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                  It’s called “the national pasttime”, not “the national this contest means everything and every loss should tear out and shit on a piece of your soul”.

                  Relax, Greg.

        • Esteban

          Be upset, whatever, but talking about breaks and showing 2009 ‘magic’ is almost meaningless.

    • Pasqua

      Greg, that’s the closest I’ve ever seen you come to recognizing that ’09 was shitful of luck for the Yankees. I’m nearly proud of you.

  • your mom

    I thought the Mexican Traitor was warming up?

  • U Thant

    i have gameday were those balls to ellsbury really strikes?

    • mbonzo

      They looked like balls to me.

  • Will

    Josh Beckett might get the win. I think I’m gonna puke.

    • tom

      And it will prove he “owns” the Yankees.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Leaving Beckett in to pitch the 7th (and leaving Lackey in for 120 pitches last night) is why Sox fans used to call their manager “Francoma.”

    Let’s get at least one off Beckett while he’s tired.

  • teddy

    hughes doesn’t deserve to start at the mlb level. he doesn’t have the off speed pitches to get the job done. put hughes in the pen

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      By all means, blame Hughes for that double and homer.

    • Esteban

      And leave AJ in the rotation?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Hey, look, everybody, Teddy’s here!

      Did you bring the guac?

    • Jorge

      its giradri’s fault

      /teddy’d

    • Will

      This. His time has come and gone. He is a shell of his former self. I don’t know if its that the organization ruined him or he just doesn’t have the makeup and doesn’t work hard. Probably a little of both. Straight fastballs and curves with a little break won’t cut it in the AL East, especially when those are your only two pitches.

      • Jetrer

        he throws 4 pitches (FB, curve, cutter, change), and his fastball has been the 7th most effective of AL starters
        His secondary stuff definitely needs improvement, but he still has a shot to develop into a mid-rotation starter, I seriously doubt he ever becomes a top of the rotation starter though

  • RCA

    As a side note, I like the way the Yankees finally got to Beckett.

    • Pasqua

      Take your fuckin’ positivity and clarity and get the fuck out of here, RCA! We don’t need ya’, y’hear?! WE DON’T NEED YA’!

      [Falls to knees, crying.]

      [Scene.]

  • RayFo

    Oh come on Grandy that was right there. Damn it.

  • Jorge

    You never take anything for granted, ever, when watching a game between these two teams. No lead is safe on either side. You don’t say “we got this.” You don’t say “we’re doomed.” Not until the last strike.

    I remember the Yanks coming back and knocking Clemens out of the game after being 9-0 to him and scoring, what was it, 11 in the 2nd? I also, unfortunately, remember 2004. Strange things happen between these teams.

  • Cy Pettitte

    pop up king pops it up. now I have to go pour a shot, thanks.

  • RCA

    I hate cunt ass Beckett, but that’s what Hughes had to do. Pitch a shutdown inning after your team gets you the lead. But thats why Beckett is what he is, and Hughes is trash. I am so down on Hughes. All this hype for nothing.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      He got an out, gave up a walk, gave up a fluke seeing-eye-double on a practically unhittable curve placed in the opposite batters box, and got a second out.

      Hughes did not pitch poorly in that inning.

      • CP

        But then he gave up a two run homer to Ellsbury.

        • Greg

          That was Logan.

          • CP

            Really? I thought Hughes had just started throwing left handed.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Oh, right, I forgot that.

          #playsalong

        • Esteban

          Of course, he’s a switch pitcher!

      • teddy

        a walk after getting him 0 and 2 .

        hughes doesn’t have a strikeout pitch, in fact he got 1 good pitch, he a reliever

  • RayFo

    What a gamer what a gritty dirt grit dog. Just look at beckett get er done!!!!!!! he deserves the cy young cause he’s a man!!!

    / Fat Fuck With a Ketchup stained Sox

  • Sarah

    Ugh. Way to make Beckett work.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    not sure how many people here read it is high…. but tex really needs to enable his pop up blocker. he is a black hole against the sox

  • Dino Velvet

    When did Boston start doing “God Bless America”?

  • your mom

    Wow, only 1 pop up rant after that???

  • Matt

    Another great at bat by Teixeira. 1-0 fastball down the middle, and he pops it up to the pitcher’s mound.

    He is an easy out from the left side of the plate, as long as you don’t throw it at the knees or hang something offspeed. It’s really incredible how bad he has been, besides the home runs. His swing is so bad that he physically cannot hit pitches that every other hitter in the league would crush. He physically cannot get on top of a fastball higher than the middle of the zone because of the uppercut.

    It’s not a “slump,” and it’s not “bad luck.” His BABIP is so low because he doesn’t make much solid contact. His swing is a disaster right now.

    • mbonzo

      If by disaster you mean, the third best power bat in the AL, then yup, nailed it.

      • sangreal

        By what metric? Just HR? Certainly not ISO, SLG or even wRC+

      • Matt

        Try reading next time. “His SWING is a disaster right now.”

        His swing is DEFINITELY a disaster right now. He pops out on pitches that nearly every other hitter in the league would smoke. 93 mph straight fastball down the middle in a 1-0 count, you’d expect him to at least hit it hard somewhere.

        Going into tonight, Teixeira was hitting .220/.322/.469 from the left side. Almost 1/3 of his hits from the left side are home runs. For comparison purposes, last season he had about 1/5 of his hits from the left side as HR, and in 2009 it was about 1/4.

        The home runs are deceptive, because they come on the once in a while that he does get his swing right. His swing though is so erratic that sometimes he does absolutely nothing with those same pitches, even when he is sitting on them.

    • NJ_Andy

      How’s your major league career working out, bro?

  • Yan

    So watching Texshita pop up for another 4 years is a recurring nightmare. I am really really starting to dislike this azzhole.

    • Jetrer

      he has 5 years left on his contract

      • Al

        Even Better. Something has to change with his hitting, its the most predictable outcome in baseball for me. I wonder if anyone could put up a stat on most pop-ups in baseball this year and beyond if possible. It could just be my perception, but Tex has to be up there.

        • Jetrer

          38th highest Infield Fly % in baseball @ 12.7%
          he does hit a lot of outfield pop ups as well though

  • Javkei Igavano

    Shoot me in the face Michael Kay

  • Sarah

    If I wasn’t watching with my family, I would have this game on mute and John and Suzyn on the radio. I am so over Nomar and Curt. Confidence, momentum, intangibles. SHUT UP.

    • Pasqua

      And, in Nomar’s case, pouting in the dugout until he got traded. That’s true grit, right there.

    • RCA

      I love the Yankees but I can’t listen to John and Suzyn.

      John: There goes Swisher.
      Suzyn: You mean Granderson.
      John: Excuse me….there goes Granderson, here’s the 1-0….and there it goes to deep right, IT IS HIGH. IT IS FAR. IT IS…..CAUGHT by the (Left fielder).

      At least those two cunts have a play-by-play guy that can accurately describe the play.

    • Esteban

      How do they have those two doing a national broadcast over Yankees-Sox?

    • Charles

      Don’t forget about Dave O’Brien the Red Sox radio broadcaster doing it with them, its like ESPN isn’t even trying to hide their bias anymore.

  • mbonzo

    We need momentum.

    • Sarah

      Nomar agrees.

  • Al

    I guess KLong and Tex dont get along very well.

  • Bronx Byte

    It could be worse. Burnett could be pitching. Oh wait, he starts tomorrow. Time to get stinking drunk.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    this team will make the playoffs, but they wont have the twins as their first round bye this year. Girardi will manage his way right out of the first round by leaving in pitchers too long…pinch hitting for hot players for guys who will hit a first pitch pop up and continue to over manage the bull pen.

    • mbonzo

      Is that you Doc Brown? You back from the future so soon? Can you bring me back a hoover board next time you go? I can’t believe I’m talking to someone from the future.

    • RCA

      How can he leave pitchers in too long and over manage the bull pen. If anything, he is good with the bullpen and sometimes the players just have to perform. Tex has to hit better, Hughes has to pitch better and most importantly their LOOGY MUST get the lefty out.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      This game: not the playoffs

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

      lol

    • Jorge

      I liked your posts until this very moment.

  • nsalem

    Hector gets know love

    • Sarah

      Hector is in Scranton.

      • nsalem

        stupid me!!!!

    • Greg

      Hector is currently starting in Triple A.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      3 shutout innings for Hector in SWB tonight.

  • Zach

    Hugehs had Reddick in a 0-2 count..and ends up walking him. Unacceptable. And Logan..yes he saved us last night but your job is to get lefties out, not serve up homeruns to them.

    • NJ_Andy

      Ah, I almost like it like this. Nothing better than coming back against Paps.

  • your mom

    If the outfield wall were in the sky Tex would have broken Bonds’ HR record by now.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I still think the Yankees win this game.

    It’d certainly help if Ayala could hold them here though.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      There you go.

    • your mom

      We need to get to Bard here.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That right there is why I don’t whine about Teixeira’s pop ups.

    Well, that and the 35 homers.

  • Esteban

    At least Teix has his defense going for him

  • mbonzo

    I can feel the momentum… its rumbling in my stomach. That could also be the burritos I ate.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Did you microwave them before eating them? I always do.

      • mbonzo

        Momentum Burritos™

      • Esteban

        But I never let them finish cooking; it takes too long.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nice play by Texierapopsitup.

  • Will

    0-2
    1-2
    2-2
    3-2
    WALK

  • RCA

    RE: that stupid Cervelli shit from yesterday. The Sawx had a problem with Cervelli clapping (and Saltalamacchia made it an ethnic issue; he should stick to baseball and not try to be a social theorist) but how happy are they when Papelbum pumps his fist 500 times and screams and yells like some schizophrenic tool.

    The inconsistencies astonish me. And douche ass Saltalamacchia, last time I check Papelbum is NOT Latin.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      ¿Juanathan Papelbona?

    • Esteban

      Wait, what happened with this ‘latin players’ stuff? I heard something about it, but I couldn’t check it out.

    • Pat D

      He made it an ethnic thing? What did he say that I missed?

    • jon

      actually i was shocked by this

      of all people peter gammons said so let me get this straight its ok for a closer to celebrate when he strikes someone out but not ok for a hitter to celebrate when he hits a home run?

      • tom

        I know it’s anthema around here, but I’ve oftten found Gammons fairly reasonable. Yeah, he’s from Boston, he’s a fan, but he’s not as slavishly devoted as the ESPN crowd. I’ll always remember the day of the Pedro/Jorge/Don Zimmer brouhaha in in the ’03 playoffs, he was all over TV saying Pedro embarrassed himself.

  • RayFo

    possible 3-11 record against Boston is hard for me to comprehend. That’s the type of record you expect to see out of KC against Boston or the Orioles. But the Yankees? Fucking weird. I’d love for shit to even out if they meet in the ALCS.

    • Matt

      It already has evened out. In the last two series, these teams have played every game right down to the wire, with all the games coming in Fenway Park. The games in May and June are not predictive when the teams are playing different brands of baseball in August.

      The Yankees were 3 outs away last series from taking 2/3 in Fenway, and even if they lose this one, they were right there all night and came back.

      If anyone thinks that the head to head record is indicative of anything, then they are clueless. Anyone watching these games can very easily tell that these teams are almost perfectly matched, and the Yankees haven’t had A-Rod in either of these 2 series.

    • Matt

      If the Red Sox were “in their heads” or “dominating” them, then why have none of those things been happening these last few series? If the Yankees were intimidated, then why do they keep coming back against Lester and Beckett?

      The scores are incredibly misleading. Girardi left in Ayala here because he knew the game was likely over. Noesi imploded in one of those games in the 8th to turn a close score into a blowout with meaningless runs. Every one of these games has been very close, with the home field advantage making a difference for Boston.

      • tom

        Matt — you’re talking reasonable. I like it.

        Very much agree…it would have been stupid to burn Robertson here on the off-chance they’d score twice against Papelbon. And, even with the arsonist on the mound tomorrow, you never know what you might need late in the game.

        Also agreed on the past two series. All quite close, and, if they were the first two series the teams had played all year, no one would think it odd if the Sox were to win 3 or 4 of them, based on home field tendencies. It’s just because of those (truly) long-ago losing games from early season that the Yanks are expected the dominate (like they did in late ’09) to prove their manhood now.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    Babip fucked’d again.

    • RCA

      And again.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

    Phuck you Scutaro.

  • Sarah

    Cano does not run hard at all.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yea we’re cursed this year

    • Greg

      What I said earlier. Difference between the Sox and Yanks this year are the bounces and breaks.

      • mbonzo

        Don’t forget the 5 aces.

      • AaronGuielWithASmile

        Difference between the Sox and the Yanks this year is literally only that Boston has played 1 more game than us.

        • mbonzo

          Yes, and despite the .23 higher BABIP by Boston, they are tied in the loss column. Yankees offense is a tad better than the Red Sox. The question is all about the pitching though.

        • Greg

          Not if we lose tonight.

      • Esteban

        Is there a cosmic force that causes these breaks and bounces? Maybe the Sox are getting them right, but maybe that changes tomorrow or the next inning or whenever.

    • Cy Pettitte

      WHAT THE FUCK

  • mbonzo

    You’ve betrayed me BABIP. You best get out of town before I wrangle up my posse.

    • Sarah

      Isn’t that the truth. BABIP and I have been on the outs for a couple weeks. It might be time for a roughing up.

    • mbonzo

      Thats it, waterboarding in 5 minutes.

      • Sarah

        I’ll watch.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I blame Girardi.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Ugh.

    The only bright spot of that Pedoria pick was that I didn’t have to watch it on ESPN’s cult of personality.

  • Jimm

    These aren’t gonna help Bard’s xFIP

  • CP

    That’s not a great play. It’s a relatively routine play that Pedroia made to look really difficult.

    • RCA

      He ALWAYS does that shit. He’s like the guy that dives when he can easily run through the ball and catch it. So fucking dramatic for no reason, I swear he wants all the attention because he knows Cano and Kinsler is better than him. That’s why Kinsler wanted to snuff him in college.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    hb dkio;kq2ejklshrgu1-2[

  • Greg

    There’s the luck again.

  • Bob Stone

    Hitting the ball hard and can’t buy a hit.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    If only the Sox would have been guarding the lines on those hits by Cano and Swish, amirite?

    /Greg’d

    • mbonzo

      If the Yankees could bail out on pitches like Varitek, they wouldn’t have this issue of hitting hard line drives to the infielders.

    • Greg

      Those hits were to the infielders. SS and 2nd.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Logic and reason never stop you from making your comments, why should they stop me?

      • Jetrer

        1st and 3rd aren’t infielders??

    • Jorge

      Bounces and breaks. That’s why the Red Sox are great and Yanks lack that amazing grittiness of 2009.

      • Greg

        Hey. The SOx didnt get the breaks for 86 years.

        We got most of the breaks for 86 years.

  • Zach

    Tex is worthless at the plate.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      No one who hits 35 home runs is worthless at the plate.

      • Esteban

        Eh Dave Kingman hit .204/.285/.432 with 37 HRs in 1982. I don’t know if that’s useless, but it’s close to it.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    the Red Sox own the Yankees…period. Better hitting in the clutch, better pitching in the clutch….manager not a douche…you know the intangibles

  • your mom

    I’m really excited to see the meat of our order against Papeldouche. The Red Sox better watch out! Nunez, Cervelli, and Gardner are animals!

  • Yogi-man

    All I got to say is….Boone “Fuck’n piece of Shit” Logan…Sucks Big Time.

  • ItsATarp

    Hughes or AJ…not really much of a choice there is there? Can we send Noesi or someone to the rotation?

  • mbonzo

    I GIVE UP! FUCK YOU BABIP

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fuck Hughes also.

    How, I mean HOW in the hell do you challenge Ortiz with a fastball 3-2,

    But you pitch around Reddick when you’re up in the count 1-2.

    THEN he throws Varitek a curve.

  • ItsATarp

    Everything is dropping for a hit for the sox…wow

  • Jorge

    Glad to see the ump realized where he was and changed his call appropriately.

  • tom

    For fuck’s sake. When a ball lands as perfectly as that, it’s not your night. (Though I’m sure someone here’ll find a way it was Girardi’s fault)

  • Esteban

    Oh What. The. Fuck.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this fuck this

    seriously, fuck this team.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Scutaro, Crawford and now Varitek? I give up…

  • Jimm

    Well there’s that game.

  • Mykey

    TV off.

  • mbonzo

    2010 ALCS all over again. I can’t stand games like this.

  • RayFo

    Ayala being brought into a game just gives me the impression that it’s game over for the Yankees.

    • Sarah

      This is how I feel.

    • your mom

      But he has a sub-2.00 ERA.

  • Roland Deschain

    Ayala’s a piece of garbage. Thank God we get better relievers up tomorrow.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    OK, I’m just gonna go ahead and leave before the trolls make me too angry.

    /the09teamwouldnevergiveupahomertovaritek

  • Jorge

    I can’t believe Hughes just gave up that home run to Varitek.

    • Mykey

      Is this a joke I don’t get?

      • Jorge

        Yes.

  • Yogi-man

    why isn’t Robertson in the game??? Girardi is such a hack!

    • mbonzo

      He’s pitched in 3 of the last 4 days.

  • your mom

    Horrible. At least we won’t have to see Papeldouche now.

  • ItsATarp

    Getting beat by the most useless members of the red sox this serious…Wow. With the way everything is going, i wouldn’t be surprised if AJ somehow pitches a shut out.

    • Sarah

      That would be ok with me.

      • Jorge

        I’d sign up for that as well.

  • Roland Deschain

    Well, we blew our best chance to win the series. With the worst pitcher in the league on the mound for us tomorrow at least our 7-8-9 bullpen guys will get another day off.

    • ItsATarp

      Hughes vs Beckett was hardly our best chance. I expected Hughes to be shelled. I’m just glad we showed that we can hit beckett hard. Which is good going forward.

      • Greg

        Winning isnt everything. Its the only thing.

        • ItsATarp

          off course i wanted a win..just looking at the silver lining. right now i’m putting hughes in the shitter with AJ.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Greg, if you had a chance to spend a day with Vince Lombardi, he’d probably end the day by saying, “Buddy, seriously, chill the fuck out. It’s just a game. Relax.”

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

    Seriously fuck these games. Sick of getting beat by the bottom of their lineup.

  • Yogi-man

    What are you talking about jorge…Hughes got pulled in the 6th.

    • Jorge

      You and your technicalities.

  • Nogomo

    Ayala is not ready. Hughes is not ready. AJ is… let’s skip it. We got: CC, Ivan, Bartolo and maybe Freddy. Decent but not dominant bullpen except for Logan, who is I think quite terrible. We will be in postseason, this is nearly certain, if not certain. But can ANYONE see us going all the way this year? I just can’t see it.

    • Greg

      I’ve been saying this for the last few weeks.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        If Greg agrees with it, you know it’s batshit insane.

        • Nogomo

          Yeah, well your comment is just the batshit. If you ever think of anything intelligent (unlikely, I know) maybe you could come back for a visit.

    • mbonzo

      Hughes was actually pretty good today. I can’t evaluate him until September ends, since this is still April/May for him, but if he doesn’t have an outpitch I don’t think he’ll be the Yanks #2. As for the bullpen, not only is it dominant, its the best in baseball. Its only been weak today because its been used for the last 4 days.

      • Nogomo

        He was worse than his awful ERA today. Howdya figger he was “pretty good?”

    • Jetrer

      why maybe Freddy? He’s been better than Ivan and Bartolo

      • Nogomo

        Yes, you’re right! And I admire Freddy and as far as I know he may have a better shot at the 3 hole than Bartolo.

  • Jorge

    One of my staff is a big Sox fan. Last night, she apparently had the very clever text message, “CC you tomorrow” ready for me before we won the game. If I hear from her tonight, I’m firing the bitch first thing in the morning.

    • your mom

      Oh yes, plz! Kick the rank ho to the curb!

    • Roland Deschain

      Fire her anyway. She can’t be trusted.

    • Nogomo

      She would deserve it. I mean, really, anyone who could love that team is probably really damaged somewhere internally anyway.

      • Jorge

        I make her hold the Mariano bobblehead sometimes….and, by that, I mean….

  • ItsATarp

    Good news is that the yankees have shown that they can hit Beckett. (Yay) Off course bad news is that their pitching was worse. (Fuck Phil Hughes/ Boone Logan)

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Time for the calm, collected, non-Latin Jonathan Papelbon to come into the game and calmly pitch to batters with no histrionics or attempts to show up the opponent or celebrate in any demonstrative way.

    • mbonzo

      Such a classy closer compared to the flamboyant Mariano Rivera.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        I dunno where Mariano Rivera is from, but he’s definitely a white guy. Look how composed he is at all times.

        He’s probably from Wisconsin or something.

    • Mykey

      You know us Venezuelans. We’re douches.

  • Al

    Another fucking blowout. Everything is hit down the line. Luckiest fucking team in baseball. Painful to watch these games. The curse has reversed and now I am paying in multiples for a century of Yankee domination over the red sox. Nightmare.

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

      Most overreacting of all time, and it’s not even close.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      The curse has reversed and now I am paying in multiples for a century of Yankee domination over the red sox. Nightmare.

      Please tell me you don’t actually believe this crock of shit.

      • tom

        The amazing thing is how many people have bought into this shit since 2004. They don’t seem to note that the Yankees came from a ways back to take the division from the Red Sox in ’05, ’06 and ’09, keep them out of the playoffs in ’10, and of course win a Series just two years ago. It’s a media narrative that “2004 changed everything”, and a sadly large number of Yankee fans swallow it whole.

        • Greg

          Because there is no counterpoint. Where is the counter arguement on television or in the media?

          • Esteban

            Why do you let the media have such a large effect on your life?

      • Al

        I believe the Yankees cant beat the Redsox. I cant stand this. I can not pretend that it doesn’t bother me. There is just that bully bravado thing the redsox have going against the yanks. 3-11 record speaks for itself and when you throw in the dis-likable personalities of redsox players and fans, it makes it so much more painful. I shouldnt take it so personal but i do.

    • Jorge

      Just stop it, Greg.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    even the old crusty dinosaurs of the Sox get jacked up for these games… Varitek almost had to ride a motorized scooter around the bases but there he is smacking home runs while the Yanks look defeated cause they know they cant win these games unless CC throws 128 pitches.

    • Esteban

      Exactly. Why play the games? Yankees are a bunch of losers with no fight.

      RIGHT???????????????????????

  • RayFo

    So tomorrow is the Red Sox Championship parade correct? Cause you know Papelbon is gonna river dance all over that mound after tonight is the biggest game evah!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    AJ: “shit I’m gonna get rocked tomorrow”

    • mbonzo

      I bet you he pitches better than CC did. Thats just how AJ rolls.

      • Sarah

        Again, I will take that. If AJ wants to show us how great his stuff is, I would be thrilled.

        Perfect game for AJ. Book it.

        • Bob Stone

          I’ll bet money against that. AJ has to go. I have

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Big Game Allan James.

  • your mom

    Papeldouche sucks so much cock his mouth is permanently in the shape of an “O”.

  • Matt

    You people have completely unrealistic expectations of how this team should play against Boston the rest of the season.

    When you have two evenly matched teams, it’s very likely that you’re going to lose series when you play in the opposing team’s ballpark. There is no such thing as “evening out” over such a small number of games. You don’t pull off a 8-1 every time that you go 1-8 against a team to reflect the true talent level.

    The first 9 games are a sunk cost. These last two series, played in Fenway Park, have been very close, and have shown that the Red Sox hold almost no “edge” over this team. The Yankees have shut them down some nights, and given up big hits others. The Red Sox have seen the Yankees come back on their best starters sometimes too.

    Do any of you remember what it was like playing the Red Sox back in 2002-2005 when the teams were equally matched? You felt like every series against the Red Sox in Fenway was a guaranteed 2/3 to Boston, and quite often that happened even with the Yankees winning Game 1.

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

      This is… very rational and well thought out… it’s missing something…

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        It’s not missing anything. It has the Matt Touch™.

    • Greg

      Our only 3 wins have come in Fenway. Explain that.

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

        Okay, I see the trees, but where’s the forest you guys were talking about?

      • NJ_Andy

        You don’t know how to read, do you?

        “The first 9 games are a sunk cost. These last two series, played in Fenway Park, have been very close, and have shown that the Red Sox hold almost no “edge” over this team. The Yankees have shut them down some nights, and given up big hits others. The Red Sox have seen the Yankees come back on their best starters sometimes too.”

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Oh, fuck, Matt is talking to Greg. We may have to preemptively shut RAB down, this will end badly.

      • Matt

        Why does that have to be explained? The Yankees have played these last 2 series as the two teams were expected to play all season- very evenly.

        In May and June, these were two different teams. Every hitter in the Red Sox lineup was on fire, and the Yankees couldn’t buy a base hit with RISP. The bullpen was short due to injury and ineffectiveness, and CC had a few blow ups that don’t normally happen.

        If you match up these two teams as they are now, it’s very likely that the Yankees grab a few of those games early, whether with a clutch hit, CC not melting down, the lack of sloppy defense, etc.

        Like somebody else said earlier. If they played these two kinds of series in May and June instead of getting swept, nobody would be saying these things now. The Yankees swept Texas at home at the beginning of 2010 when they were a completely different team, and it had no bearing on the rest of the games or the postseason when they were a better team.

        • Al

          3-11 record. You have more excuses than tex pops up. 3-11 and you talk about even steven here. wtf

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

            This is so funny right now…

          • Matt

            Again, it’s not very relevant.

            Since August 1, that record is 2-3. The more recent games, with the teams getting healthy and starting to produce, are far more indicative of how these teams stack up than games in May and June.

            The answer is not that the Red Sox “own” the Yankees, but rather that these teams are pretty even. That the Red Sox lineup is not “unbeatable,” but can be shut down by good pitching (which the Yankees have). That Lester and Beckett are not “the best 1-2 punch in baseball,” but rather prone to meltdown type innings themselves against a good lineup.

            Without A-Rod, the Yankees have fought Boston right to the end almost every night in these last few series. That’s more telling. If they were getting beaten 10-2 every night with Beckett twirling 8 or 9 innings, that’d be one thing. But that’s not the case.

            • Al

              It desnt matter. They find a way to win and the Yanks lose. It was a miracle that they stranded so many runners last night. Every team is capable to match up with any team at some point in a season, but you still have to win. You cant say that it only seems like its domination because of the 2 sweeps, its reality. Enough excuses, its pitiful no matter what you say. 3-11 is 3-11 is 3-11 (with AJ going next)

              • Matt

                Again, those games don’t matter anymore. Nobody cares about them except you, and the Red Sox fans.

                If the playoffs came along, I would feel confident matching this club with A-Rod against them in a postseason series. If the Yankees went out there and beat them in 6 or 7 games, the regular season is irrelevant.

                None of the games since June have been played at home. When you play an evenly matched club in their ballpark, it’s not easy to take series from them. In 2009, 7 of the remaining 10 games against Boston were at home. Expecting 8-1 is just asinine.

                They are 2-3 against Boston since the beginning of June, with all of the games played on the road. That is fine. If the Red Sox “find a way to win,” then why couldn’t they do it last night, or in the first game of the last series?

                Some nights, the Yankees have came back against Lester and Beckett, and some nights, the Red Sox have come back against the Yankees. Some nights, the Yankees have shut them down with runners on base, and other nights, they have given up big hits. They haven’t been playing great ball against them, but it’s definitely not the case that Boston has their number. A healthy A-Rod can also completely change the dynamic of these clubs.

              • Matt

                Also, in 2009, was the 4 game August sweep irrelevant because the Yankees were still 4-8 against them?

                The Red Sox struggled to beat the Yankees at the end of 2007. The Yankees won 5 of the last 6 against them and almost took back the division. Who won the World Series that year? Was it the Yankees?

            • Kiko Jones

              Actually, I feel the Yankees have a better team than the Red Sox, if only slightly better. And yeah, the Yankees have battled fiercely in a few of those games. But here’s the deal: losing 10-2 or losing 10-9 is still a loss, and in terms of a team positioning itself for winning the division, the unfortunate truth is, games you almost won don’t advance you towards the ultimate goal. Bottom line: the blowouts, the missed opportunities and the fiercely fought losses all go under the “L” column. Maybe what upsets some folks here is being 3-11 vs the Sox, b/c even if those losses had all been tight, one run ballgames, at the end of the day you’re still 3-11.

      • mbonzo

        Bill O’Reilly?

    • ItsATarp

      100% spot on. Two evenly talented teams tend to play close games like these.

    • http://deleted Total Dominication

      Exactly.

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

    Eh.

  • RayFo

    SO they lose, no biggie cause tomorrow is TEH REZZURECTION!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Papelbon fist pumped, kill that fucker

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    OH MY GOD A FISTPUMP FROM THAT LATIN DOUCHEBAG PAPELBON WHAT A BEAN-EATING ASSHOLE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

    /Saltalamacchia’d

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

      What ethnicity is Saltalamacchia, anyway? Not that anyone would want him.

      • RCA

        Not Latino.

      • Esteban

        Sounds like an Eyetye

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Q: What ethnicity is Saltalamacchia, anyway?

        A: American. Regular, clean, plain, respectful American.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I laughed, and pooped a little too.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I blame Girardi. Just cuz.

  • Jorge

    How quickly these folks forget that Montero will be up tomorrow and help them all ascend to the heavens.

    Game’s over. That sucked. Oh wait, we’re 1.5 games out and god knows how many games up in the Wild Card. Oh wait, we actually haven’t played the Sox in the postseason wince 2004. What time’s the game tomorrow?

  • Will

    I have such a love/hate relationship with Brett Gardner. Love his defense, speed but hate his noodle bat and inability to square up a baseball.

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

      Quite inaccurate. His “noodle bat” has a 106 wRC+ and a 95% contact rate.

      • Will

        You got me! Well done sir. Seriously though I wish that when he made contact it wasn’t a pop up (cough Teixeira) or grounder (cough Posada).

        • Sarah

          Again, it’s a slump. The last two weeks have been brutal with the pop ups (Oakland), and the bad luck BABIP (lately).

    • Sarah

      Guy is having a nasty slump, but generally has been very good.

      Also, who do you want instead? Carl Crawford for a stupid some of money?

      • Sarah

        There’s no edit. That should be “sum” not “some.”

  • mbonzo

    DEAR GOD! The Yankees are about to have the Rays on their asses, 7.5 games behind them. They’re a full 1.5 games out of the Red Sox, 1.5 games! Thats almost as far back as the Mets are to the Phillies. This team can’t beat good teams, its obvious, whens the last time they beat a good team like the Red Sox?

  • ItsATarp

    At this point i’m starting to advocate we bring up a AAA guys for the rotation rather than go with hughes and AJ…like we did last year with Nova.

  • Zach

    Papelbon..classy way to close out the game.

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

    So, predictions on the outcome of Montero’s first AB?

    • Will

      Smash single through the chest of Pedroia. Literally through his chest, like flaming baseball shaped hole and everything.

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

        I would die. I would never watch another game again because anything after that would just be disappointing.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Can you even hit Pedroia in the chest? It’s so small, how do you catch it?

        • Sarah

          He’d end up severing Pedroia’s arm, and then Pedroia would continue to play one armed. Imagine the grit!

    • Jorge

      Somehow, he’ll be able to guide the ball just by looking at it.

  • Bobbo

    Unacceptable!

  • Sarah

    I’m finding the silver lining:
    – Gardy had a hit.
    – Chavez can hit Beckett.
    – Cano can still hit Beckett.
    – Phil is still better than AJ.

    That’s all I got.

    Things to be sad about:
    – Jeter’s lame ass bunt in the 1st.
    – Tex and Grandy with no power.
    – Ayala. Eeesh.
    – Boone. Too much to hope that Boone would be good against the Sox in two series in a row?
    – BABIP. Where do I make an offering to the BABIP gods so they will stop hating our hitters?

    • mbonzo

      I thought Hughes outdueled Beckett. He ran into bad BABIP, and is still not 100%. If he can find his outpitch in September, he’s gonna starting some playoff games.

      • Sarah

        I hope so. I want Phil to succeed.

      • ItsATarp

        he did not outduel beckett. looking at his Pitch f/x he was leaving his fastball up all game. Beckett got unlucky with BABIP too with the chavez hit, but at the same time he also struck out 8 guys while hughes struck out only 4, couldn’t put batters away, gave up a ton of fly balls and served up a homerun.

        • mbonzo

          Chavez would have gotten 2 rbi’s regardless of the misplay by Reddick, and remember that the scorer ruled it an error anyway. If Varitek’s ball hadn’t been some ridiculous double, it would have been a ground ball, which would have sent Hughes to the 7th inning with the lead.

          • ItsATarp

            Even without the varitek hit..i did not think he look good outside the 1st where he was dominant. He gave up a lot of long fly outs for my taste and nibbled a lot when ahead in the count. Hughes has a long ways to go…

            • mbonzo

              I don’t think its a long way to go, the balls he “left over the plate” were cutters that drew lazy fly balls. He’s still in April/May like form, he needs to get his curveball going.

        • Jetrer

          “leaving his fastball up all game”
          that’s pretty much how Hughes gets outs, he’s a flyball pitcher, not a sinkerballer
          He just need to refine his secondary stuff so he isn’t totally reliant on the fastball and hitters can’t sit on it

          • ItsATarp

            It’s fine if it’s up and out of the zone or close to it. But a lot of his fastballs were belt high. Haren is a comparable flyball pitcher, but his success comes from not leaving the ball in the middle of the zone but near the edge and getting them to hit it weakly. Meanwhile Hughes today was more of the hard hit type.

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

      I bet if we burned Mark Teixeira alive, BAbip would give us our hits back.

    • RCA

      For all the thing that sucks about a loss to the Red Sawx, I’m actually quite optimistic. We finally got to Beckett, so that gives the hitters confidence next time we face them, we figured out how to get Adrian Gonzalez out again, and they showed some grit coming back from 4-1 down.

      The biggest downside is three-fold; Tex has to get out of that home run or pop up mode (the Red Sox know better than to give him a pitch to hit in his happy zone, he must adjust), Logan has to get the job done and Hughes has to show some moxie, getting out of that bottom half of the inning. I firmly believe we would’ve won that game if he shut them down that bottom half. But whatever, maybe we can hit Lester tomorrow and AJ show some god damn guts instead of being our version of Lackey with his gestures , etc.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      After watching all of this season so far, I’ll take my chances with our 14 best position players, 4 best starters, and 7 best relievers against Boston’s 14 best position players, 4 best starters, and 7 best relievers.

      Our team is slightly better than their team, regular season head-to-head record notwithstanding.

      • Al

        You cannot prove it. Its just denial. They play games to measure which team is better. After 14 games, when one team wins 11 games and the other one wins 3 games, the person who says the team who won 3 games is better would seem slightly delusional to others.

        • Kiko Jones

          If the Phillies go 2-7 on a roadrip facing the Rockies, Mets, and Pirates would you say any of those 3 teams are better than the Phillies? No, right? The Yankees are better than the Sox on paper but not playing like it. Which makes it even more frustrating.

  • Jetrer

    So was this performance by Hughes shaky enough that if AJ actually pitches well tomorrow, AJ stays in the rotation?

  • RayFo

    Are we also forgetting that this is another series against the Red Sox with no A-Rod? That can’t be forgotten.

    • pop up teixeira

      And the sox didn’t have Youkilis and J D Drew. So no excuses.

  • Rich

    4 man rotation, anyone?

  • Evan3457

    A couple of things

    1) Jeter’s bunt in the 1st was asinine. I hope Giradi didn’t call it, but he must’ve.

    2) Hughes’ stuff was good enough tonight, but his command was terrible.

    3) Logan isn’t really to blame for the Ellsbury HR; according to Brooks’ K zone, he fanned Ellsbury on 4 pitches:
    http://tinyurl.com/3fc88lg

    4) Last hit Hughes gave up to Varitek was sheer luck for Sox. Happens sometimes.

    That’s about all I got here.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      2) Hughes’ stuff was good enough tonight, but his command was terrible.

      He was good the first few innings, but his control started to slip as he got up into the 70s/80s in pitchcount.

      He’s probably still just lacking full arm strength. He’s obviously better than he was in April, but he probably needs a full winter off to have any shot of regaining his previous form.

      Verducci dead arm is a bitch.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I agree, I think his arm strength will be back after the off season.

      • Evan3457

        Yeah, maybe so.

        I’m just guessing here, but maybe he needs a Clemens-to-Schilling verbal kick in the ass about year-round conditioning, preferably without PED.

        I know I’m assuming, but his dead-arm was there from the start of spring training, and maybe more year-round conditioning work would help.

        I dunno, maybe he is already. Maybe he should do more. Or less. Or something.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Phil Phuckin’ Hughes

      5) The walk proceeding the Varitek double on the 3-2 pitch to Reddick, a moth Phlew into Hughes’ eye. That’s why he yanked it.

  • Tom

    I had to go to my grandson’s little league game, while his brother stayed here to watch the Yanks. Just now catching up with the posts on the game. I’m afraid I can’t see any silvery linings, based, e.g., on close games or notions of evenly matched teams. The Sox know how to whup the Yankees. Their pitching, with Lester and Beckett especially, is good enough to stop NY regularly now. If they face off in the playoffs, you’d be nuts to bet against Boston. Grandie and Tex: still held under control. Gardner scaring no one, although to be fair it’s not clear that Boston has anything in particular to do with his misery. Without ARod hitting at full tilt, it’s hard to see a Yanks-Sox series going very far. Well, maybe they can straighten themselves out for the series in the Stadium.

    My grandson tells me Nomar and Schilling were “announcing.” Is there really no shame at this network?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      There were plenty of silver linings in this game. Hughes had pretty good velocity. And the Yankees were able to rally against Beckett after falling behind 4-1. The pitch selection on the 3-2 pitch to Ortiz which he hit it out was questionable, Hughes even said so now looking back. On the 3-2 pitch to Josh Reddick, a moth flew into Hughes’ eye which was ball four, and while Reddick was going on the pitch, Varitek just sticks his bat out and hits a double down the left field line which nearly was a ground rule double then Reddick would have had to stop at third. But oh well, enough of the excuses. Hughes didn’t pitch all that well, the offense wasn’t bad though. In Girardi’s presser he said Hughes threw the ball pretty well, so looks as though he’s defending him for what it’s worth, which isn’t much because he defends A.J Burnett every fifth day.

  • Greg

    Unfortunately the media will not see the silver linings and just dump on the Yankees. Strange how the image of the Yankees in the national media has changed since the 1920’s or even the 1950s with the exception of “Damn Yankees”

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Greg, stop obsessing with the media. Please.

      • Greg

        The problem is I have a degree in broadcasting so I hold the media to a higher standard.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          No, that’s not the problem.

        • mbonzo

          This all sounds like a you problem.

          • Greg

            Yeah it does. Doesnt make it aby less true.

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

          The media is full of shit. It’s amazing how they’ve overblown this series. Even if the Yankees had swept the series (god forbid) they’d only be one game up on the Sox. Likewise if the Red Sox end up taking two out of three they’ll only be 2.5 games down which is well within striking distance of the division and with a comfortable wild card lead which we all would have been happy with at the beginning of the season. You need to stop putting so much stock into what the media says. They’re just feeding the clueless masses.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Greg needs to stop obsessing with everything. The media, the Red Sox, even the Yankees, possibly baseball altogether.

        Seriously, Greg, you’re over-fanning. Fan less. Things will be okay, I promise.

        You should never tie your personal confidence level to how a baseball team plays. It’s a baseball team. Playing a game.

        • Greg

          I know, its just I discovered that I could use sports to interact socially with other people. It’s how I interact with other people

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Interact without taking things so personally, obsessing so much about things, and being fatalistic.

            Love the Yankees without getting so pissed about the bad moments and injustices. Use sports to interact with people without getting so despondent and negative about every non-excellent moment.