Sep
21

Game 155: Step Two

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We're trying to win a ring around here. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Playoff berth? It’s in the bag after this afternoon’s comeback win. Now it’s on to the second order of business, winning the division that no one seemed to think the Yankees could win six months ago. A win and a Red Sox loss will give New York the AL East crown tonight. Let’s do this. Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jesus Montero, DH
Eric Chavez, 3B
Russell Martin, C
Chris Dickerson, RF
Eduardo Nunez, SS

CC Sabathia, SP

Game two of today’s doubleheader starts at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Enjoy.

Update: The game will not start on time due to the rain. No idea on a potential start time.

Update Part Deux: They’re saying the game will start at 8:05pm ET.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Urban

    Hopefully the Yanks can lock down the division tonight. Yankee win, Red Sox loss!

    BTW This is a funny story. Were the Yankees helped by a Yankee fan yesterday? He served Bedard with legal papers, wearing a Yankee shirt, right before his start last night. Classic!

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....z1YYVkrv6A

    • Short Porch

      It would be nice to see all of Red Sox Nation get served this fall.

  • pat

    Game 155: Step Two
    By Mike Axisa

    We’re trying to win a ring around here. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Playoff berth? It’s in the bag after this afternoon’s comeback win. Now it’s on to the second order of business, winning the division that no one seemed to think the Yankees could win six months ago. A win and a Red Sox loss will give New York the AL East crown tonight. Let’s do this. Here’s the lineup…

    Brett Gardner, LF
    Curtis Granderson, CF
    Mark Teixeira, 1B
    Robinson Cano, 2B
    Jesus Montero, DH
    Eric Chavez, 3B
    Russell Martin, C
    Chris Dickerson, RF
    Eduardo Nunez, SS

    CC Sabathia, SP

    Game two of today’s doubleheader starts at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Enjoy.

    Put your junk in the box.

    • pat

      Dammit.

  • John

    Kick ass. Pop champagne. And get some ho’s.

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    105 Pitch CG for CC.

  • Steve

    I didn’t even know Hughes had had a herniated disk:

    @YankeesInk Jerome Preisler
    Hughes MRI shows inflammation coming from old injury in 04, herniated disk. Had epidural

    Apparently he’s said in the last couple of days that he had spasms last year, too………Back issues never go away. Although he’s a big (way too big, IMO) kid, Hughes is fragile. I’m not a real fan of his any longer because I don’t think he’s very good and I’m still annoyed he came to camp overweight, but I hope he’s going to be ok.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He’ll do anything to get better this off season, and that probably includes some weight loss.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Step 2 is to throw this game anyway that we can. The 1919 White Sox just had the pitchers go out there and tank the first couple innings. We need to keep Tampa in the race.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Fuck that.

      We’ll help Tampa by sweeping the Sux this weekend. It will then be up to them to sweep the Jays.

      If we’ve secured HFA by Sunday, THEN the Yanks can take the foot off the gas.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no rain delay please

  • Urban

    Cone-e wearing the dark funeral blazar tonight. Perhaps for the death of the Rays.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    Just to put it in perspective, 16 playoff berths in 17 years isn’t the Yankees’ longest stretch of dominance.

    21 playoff berths in 27 years, 16 of them ended in World Series victories.

    Sweet merciful Mo.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Not to discount that greatness, but it was a lot easier to win the World Series if you made the playoffs back then.

      • Urban

        Yes. Winning sixteen World Series titles in twenty-seven years would be much more difficult today because of the multiple postseason series.

        Yet winning the AL twenty-one times in that same span is far more impressive than just winning the AL East, let alone adding in a few postseason appearances via the Wild Card.

        • Jose the Satirist

          100% agreed.

    • DCBX

      “..one for the other thumb…”

      –Yogi

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Daniel Bard has more losses than CC. Heh.

  • Urban

    I’ve heard the slow, sad YES music for rain way too many times this year.

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

      21 games delayed by rain this year. That’s almost one a week.

      • Urban

        Or three straight weeks of rain delays. Yuck.

    • Pat D

      That music almost annoys me as much as the slower tempoed Fox football music that they play whenever a guy is injured.

      Almost.

      Since they play that Fox music for even the slightest of injuries, as if an injury is something that doesn’t happen 17 times a game and needs to be treated like a wake or something.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod Fan

    Its Funny How Theres a Rain Delay and theres No Tarp on the Field.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    My God, Josh Beckett takes forever delivering the ball….

  • Karl Krawfid

    GJ O’s

    1-0

  • Greg

    Reynolds homers off Beckett 1-0 O’s

    • Sarah

      Awesome.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Beckett and Varitek take like a minute and a half to decide on a pitch and then Reynolds hits a BOMB.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      It’s Baltimore, they’ll give it right back soon enough.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    8:05 EST start

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is a pretty good summary of the Sox situation right now

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGWomEdeJuc

    (NSFW language)

    • Erica

      AAAAAAHAHAAHAAHAHAHAHAHA

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Still don’t know how the MVP can’t go to Joey Bats.

    • Greg

      I’m hearing Verlander is the favorite pet of ESPN now.

      Joey just has the bad luck on being on a .500 team

      I think he’s now second in WAR to Ellsbury.

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

        Jose Bautista fWAR: 8.1 bWAR: 8.4

        Jacoby Ellsbury fWAR: 8.7 bWAR: 7.1

        Yeah, WAR isn’t the best argument for either party.

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

          Remember, the difference between 8.7 WAR and 8.1 WAR is pretty small. The stats, especially on defense, just aren’t refined enough for that level of accuracy. There’s a decent sized error bar for ERA.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Some writers will say because of this: http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I will never understand that POV.

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

          It’s an individual award. Obviously the entire team contribution must be considered!

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

      Eh, he has fallen from his extra-terrestrial Oh-My-God historical heights to merely the best hitter. The problem is that MVP incorporates defense and baserunning, which statistically gives Ellsbury the edge. The real crime? Bautsista will probably finish fourth or fifth, which is disgusting.

      • Jose the Satirist

        “The problem is that MVP incorporates defense and baserunning, which statistically gives Ellsbury the edge.”

        You make it sound so concrete. Some of those very metrics put Bautista ahead. Advanced metrics are far from being in agreement on the MVP.

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

          Indeed, I was discussing it in the context of fWAR. Basically, the initial statement was that he couldn’t see any Bautista isn’t MVP. Well, I can.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        While I don’t have issues with using UZR in one year for WAR, Ellsbury’s UZR is unusually high. Strangely Ellsbury’s baserunning metric is only 0.7

        I can see an argument for Grandy, Ellsbury or Pedroia but Joey Bats is still on another level. This dude somehow has a .445 OBP and insane power. His line is basically 2005 ARod.

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

          Oh, yeah. Again, best hitter, no question. The whole defense thing is really hard to quantify, but some people really want it in the discussion. Overall, I’d say Ellsbury’s the better fielder; he gets to the ball better, and he plays center field. But I don’t see it as being that big of an edge he could surmount the gigantic edge Bautista has in hitting. Guy’s insane.

        • Tom

          The baserunning metric at fangraphs is a little screwy… sucessful stolen base are actually added into the OFFENSIVE component. Since they don’t want to double count it, it doesn’t showup in baserunning (yet caught stealing and pickoffs do)

          The baserunning component is basically just advance rates on balls in play (taking or not taking the extra base vs the league average) and outs on bases (caught stealing, getting thrown out)

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Oh boy, Michael Kay going on his wins rant…..

  • Red

    Anyone see A-Rod’s RBI double? Damn, it looked like hitting it was the easiest thing in the world. Was it really just a bad pitch, or is he “back” (or a little of both?)

  • Chen Meng Wang

    has everybody talking about the MVP race just completely forgotten about Joey Bats? I mean his numbers are monstrous.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    My God, Michael Kay is FINALLY realizing that wins aren’t the only statistic used in deciding the awards.

    • nedro

      None too happy about it, neither…

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I hope you’re being sarcastic…

        • Urban

          He (of she) might have meant that Kay was “none too happy about it.)

        • nedro

          Me? I didn’t mean me. I was referring to the way he described SABR as a “cult” that was “creeping” its way into the consciousness of MVP and ROtY voters. He’s like (old man voice) “Dagnabbit! Those sabremetrics whippersnappers! Get your peanut butter away from my chocolate!” or whatever…

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

            You know what’s creepy? People that don’t eat soup or condiments.

            • Monteroisdinero

              The taste buds of a toddler.

  • iloveyoubartolo
  • Sarah

    Somehow the Os being the spoilers for Boston makes me feel better about those miserable games against them two weeks ago. If that’s what it took to get them all fired up to win, I’ll take it.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Cone killing it with the FIP references. YES needs to schedule more David.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      162 games of Singleton/Cone/O’Neil.

  • Jesus Freak

    Mike,

    you should change the magic number graphic to 1 (for the AL East) and post Billy pic.

    • Urban

      ?? Why? It’s two.

      If the Yankees tie, it defaults to the head-to-head competition, and the Yankees have already lost the season series, so the Yankees need two more wins, or two more Red Sox losses, or a combination for the Yankees to have the division.

      • Jesus Freak

        my bad

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Ugh. Crawford triples.

    • Sarah

      Yeah, Hunter seems to be imploding. Walking Scutaro.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Baltimore blows the lead, tied game on an RBI ground out. Didn’t even pick up the double play, god I hate the fucking Os.

    • Sarah

      There’s still time for the Os to take it back.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Yeah but it’s Baltimore, the cure-all for a slump.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Well you saw what they did last night.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            Ugh. I hate this shit. Baltimore blows, we know this, that doesn’t mean that they are completely in capable of winning games, they managed to do it sixty some times already this year. That being said, when facing a good team and a good pitcher, they are likely to lose. By your logic the Red Sox have owned the season series with the Yankees, does that mean that they’re a lock or even the favorites if they meet in the ALCS?

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              That’s not what I said at all. You said that the Orioles are the cure-all for a slump, and I pointed out that they are not a guaranteed win for the other team by referencing the game last night. There’s no denying that they suck, but they are not incapable of beating the Red Sox, or the Yankees for that matter.

              • Jimmy McNulty

                A.) That’s not the point, not everything someone says is to be taken literally. The Os suck and are going to blow this shit. Everyone who reads that, well I would hope everyone, that reads that would assume that it’s a predictive statement with a touch of hyperbole. I don’t think anyone read my statement and thought “gee, I can turn off the game because the Red Sox already won it.” Most people read it, and agreed: Yes the Os suck and probably won’t pull it out against a good team and a good pitcher that’s fighting for playoff life, or something similar.

                B.) The likelihood of them winning a game against the Red Sox can’t be much higher than 35%. Yes, it’s possible for them to win a game against Boston, but it’s highly unlikely. When good teams with good pitchers face the Os they typically win.

                • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                  You missed the point. The original comment says that Baltimore cures all slumps, and all I pointed out was that amazingly, they didn’t end Boston’s slump. The way the Red Sox are playing now, they are on par with the Orioles, regardless of the season record. They probably would have won the first 3 games with anyone but Brian Matusz starting last night.

                  • Jimmy McNulty

                    Agreed about Matusz, though re-read part A. Lets put the shoe on the other foot. If the Yankees win tonight and I say that they’re unstoppable will you point out that they lost sixty some games and have a losing record to the Red Sox during the regular season? Hell no, you’d know what I meant, you’d realize there’s a bit of license in that statement much like there’s license in the “Baltimore cures all slumps” comment. The Red Sox are going through a rough September but they still have a roster loaded with talent, if they have Lester or Beckett on the mound I like their chances. ESPECIALLY against Baltimore.

                    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

                      obviously I know that the Orioles suck, but the Red Sox suck now too, so there’s something there. They are playing like crap tonight, but they DID take 2 of the first 3…

              • Jimmy McNulty

                See Os already surrendered a lead. Lets hope the Beckett or the Bullpen blows it, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Did Kay just call Kelly Shoppach a “light hitting shortstop”?

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Sigh…I want CC to get 20 wins but I also want TB to win the WC spot. A true conundrum.

    • Karl Krawfid

      I think the Yanks will play hard to lock up home field for the first 2 rounds.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Yeah, and I don’t blame them. I mean they probably already have it, but still…gotta go for the kill.

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

      Why would you want to TB to win the W? They’re built for the playoffs. I’d rather face, then destroy, Boston.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I have no clue what this last sentence says.

  • Bob Stone

    Has anyone heard an update on a possible start time? The weather radar map doesn’t look too bad.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      It’s starting bottom of the first, CC whiffed Jennings and I assume Upton too…dunno about the third hitter.

      • Bob Stone

        Thank you. I was watching on mlb.com and my screen still said rain delay. I restarted and there’s the game.

  • Urban

    Thoughts on the Rookie of the Year? Nova’s been great, but to me it’s either Hellickson or Hosmer, and I’d vote for Hosmer.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I’d vote Ackley

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Man, that liberal outside corner is going to get really annoying really fast.

  • Urban

    One inning. Gossage at his peak.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I’d go with Pedro Martinez in his prime, but bringing a starter into the 9th would make the Mike Francessa types heads’ explode.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Is that the guy that caught Jeter’s ball? His dad?

    • Karl Krawfid

      I was correct.

    • Urban

      Ha. You were right!

  • Greg

    Give me Rollie. If he was healthy in ’82 the Brewers would have won that WS

    • Bob Stone

      I liked them both and saw both of them play. I’d take Goose over Rollie if for nothing other than the imtimidation factor. Goose was scary looking with the stuff to back it up.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ew Robbie wtf?

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I guess Robbie got distracted by the bat?

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

    /Buckner’d

    • Erica

      Beat me (and like, 100 others) to it.

      • Bob Stone

        Yep – First thing I thought of too.

  • Greg

    You wonder if the bat had wnything to do with that.

  • Dela G

    Lol Robbie

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol those Lopezs are ball magnets

  • Hummingbird S.

    CC still doesnt look right

  • Greg

    Why is CC struggling? Isnt he back on the normal rest schedule?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’s actually looked pretty good so far.

      • nedro

        Pitch count’s bugging me.

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

      It was a ground ball that went through Cano’s legs and a single that went off the end of the bat.

      • Greg

        HIs location still looks a bit off though.

  • Urban

    So if an infielder, like Cano, misreads a ball hit right at him, but never touches it with the glove, he’s given an error. If an outfielder misreads a ball hit right at him and it never touches his glove, they give the hitter a hit.

    Logic and consistency problem here.

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

      My personal favorite is sacrifice flies. Why don’t they count as an at-bat?

      • nedro

        I’ve wondered that many times myself. My guess is that, since you drive in a run on the play, it shouldn’t hurt your average.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          but then RBI groundouts shouldn’t count as ABs.

          • nedro

            Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes even when no run scores. Sac bunts, for instance.

        • Jetrer

          except an RBI goundout does hurt your average
          it just makes 0 sense

      • BK2ATL

        Apparently, they reward sacrificing your at-bat to advance runners. Bunts, sac flies.

        I think it’s fair, since you are ultimately sacrificing your at-bat for the betterment of the team, not selfish stats.

        • nedro

          Yeah, what he said.

        • Jetrer

          are you really sacrificing your AB in a sac fly? If you swing the bat, you can still get a hit, I don’t think its really a conscious choice to hit a sac fly and give away an out.
          Certainly no more so than an RBI ground out

    • nedro

      Fly balls harder to read than grounders, I think.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Man CC doesn’t have a good slider anymore.

    No fastball command.

    This sucks.

    • Urban

      Not concerned. He looked excellent in the first and this inning was created by Cano’s error and then a dink hit.

      If he pitches like this the rest of the game he’ll be fine.

      • Greg

        But that pitch count needs to be down.

        • Urban

          Agreed, but I’m thinking if he pitches like he has the first two innings his pitch count will normalize. The second inning had a couple things work against CC.

    • your mom

      Yes, he’s been laboring lately but he still has a sub 3.00 ERA and 19 wins. Let’s pray he stays healthy for the playoffs. If he goes down we’re fucked.

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

    CC is one of the more unlucky pitchers in baseball.

  • Sarah

    Nice job CC.

  • Sheepmeister

    Can someone please explain the media love affair with Verlander for MVP. Yes, he dominates, but 1/3 of his starts are against teams with a record above .500. So he can beat up on his crappy division and the AL west. His team also has a 12.5 game lead so if he becomes a .500 pitcher (and you give all his losses to the 2nd place team), they are still ahead by .5 a game (this is even assuming his wins are worth counting as a real stat). How does that make him valuable if he could be replaced that easily and the team is still leading the division.

    /endrant

    • Greg

      You cant control who you play.

  • Greg

    Robbie!

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh sh*t. that makes up for the error.

  • Dela G

    Ribbie cano!

  • your mom

    Cano is good

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well that’ll make up for the error just fine.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Don’t ya know bitches.

  • Karl Krawfid

    No Swish.

    Pitches to hit.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    that looked easy

    how big is hellickson, suzyn said she was the same size as him today, i find that hard to believe

  • Widget

    Cano is the MVP of my heart.

  • BK2ATL

    This Cano kid. Strong arm, lazy at times, but I heard he can hit a little.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      He has a sweet swing, but he like’s to dog it in the field every so often…it’ll prevent him from ever living up to his true potential.

      /end sarcasm

      • BK2ATL

        There’s this gri-it-ty superstahr in Boston at the same position that’s better than Cano will ever be.

        \opensarcasm

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

    That was very rookie.

  • nedro

    Jesus, that was ugly.

  • Greg

    He’s had bad at bats lately. Granted he’s a rookie.

  • your mom

    Jesus. That was horrible.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Shut the hell up Michael Kay.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The way Kay talks about the Rays offense, you have to wonder if he remembers ANY of the Rays/Sox series…

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

    Kay talks about the Rays offense like they’re the Giants or something.

    • Sarah

      Heh. That’s funny.

      Someone on ESPN said “The Giants are having a nice season.” Compared to the Astros or the Cubs, I guess they are.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jesus needs to play everyday.

    Sitting him for Posada and A-Rod is dumb.

    Hard to make adjustments on the bench.

    Giving half days off to A-Rod is dumb. If you want to rest him, rest him a whole day.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’d usually agree, but he(Arod) needs to get his swing right before the playoffs. He’s a much more important bat than Montero. Jesus is just unknown potential. We know Alex’s potential when he’s fully healthy and his swing is right.

      • Karl Krawfid

        He should be in the field playing.

        Having Montero or Posada not dhing everyday is not gonna help for the postseason either.

        • Jetrer

          he needs swings and rest. DH’ing occasionally is fine

    • Urban

      Montero will be fine. This is part of his learning process that’s going to continue into next season. He had a tendency in the minots to get a little pull happy, which is odd considering how well he can hit to the opposite field, yet that’s also why he’d have cold streaks.

      He will be forced to adapt because MLB pitchers make way less mistakes than AAA pitchers and they will keep going in hard and soft off the plate until he adapts.

  • Dela G

    Hellickson is damn good. Super ridiculous.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he would look good in pinstripes

      • Sarah

        So would Complete Game James.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          I’d take Price

          • Dela G

            +1

          • Sarah

            Really, any of them would be a nice addition.

          • Urban

            So what we’re really saying is we’ll take the entire Rays rotation, blended with our offense and bullpen.

            Hmmmm…???

  • Pants Lendel-stros.

    So we’re not gonna talk about Montero’s worst at bat in the Major’s to this point?

    He sure as hell must not see the ball good coming out of Helickson’s hand.

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

      He faced Hellickson in Triple-A last year, numerous times I’m guessing.

    • JT

      Montero has been flailing away at a lot of balls low in the zone. He must be leaning forward too much since he always ends the strike out with a 360 spin

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i love bartolo

  • Greg

    Sabathia evens the pitch count a bit.

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

    And just like that, the pitch count is no longer a problem.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That six pitch inning should put a rest to some of the hand wringing about CC’s pitch count.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Joe Madden might as well go to the bullpen.

    No more runs for Hellickson according to Michael Kay.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Cause the Rays offense is just that abysmal.

      /Micheal Kay’d

      ps anybody got an update on Josh Beckett vs. the Orioles?

      • Jetrer

        sox up 4-2 in sixth

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Damn, Go O’s!!!

      • Sarah

        4-2 Boston, Bot 6th.

  • Sarah

    1-2-3 inning for CC. I dunno guys, I think he might be a keeper.

  • Cy Pettitte

    every thing Bartolo does is entertaining. he needs his own reality show already.

    YES Afternoon Block:
    4pm: Coney and Leiter Variety Hour
    5pm: Bartolo’s Clubhouse
    6pm: CC’s Cooking with the Captain (Crunch)

    do it.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I would never need to watch another channel again. I just request that you switch Bartolo and Coney/Leiter cause I think I’d enjoy that more and I don’t get out of work until 4.

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Radio show mention. Drink!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So, I spent the rain delay(and first two innnings) playing a game in MLB The Show. The games are usually quick cause I’m not that good on offense but I’m awesome at pitching, so games usually take 1/2hr and end 2-1 or 3-2…I destroyed the Blue Jays to the tune of 14runs, and am cruising along..I took my starter, Hammels(good trade on my part) out and put AJ in for some garbage time with one out in the 7th. He allowed 5 runs in a third of an inning, even in video games he’s awful.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Just wondering, what was your trade for Hamels?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        If I remember correctly, it was a computer generated SP who had good potential, Rafeal Soriano, and Lance Pendelton for Cole and a career minor league catcher.

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

          This computer generated SP… is his name Stephen, by any chance?

          • Chen Meng Wang

            No, it was Jason. Jason Gouveia. and it Wasn’t Pants it was Cervelli.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Only Michael Kay would be so interested in Jim Leyland’s underwear…

    • Urban

      Unfortunately, he brought it up, so now the image of a 70-year-old man in a hot, sweaty environment not changing his underwear for two weeks has been introduced. Thanks, Michael.

  • JT

    That’s disgusting of Leyland. That means he would have had to worn that same underwear for at least 3 days prior to even thinking of continuing it for the streak.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I love how Eli Manning overthrows the Toyota salesman by like 5 feet in that commercial despite being right across the room from him.

    It really captures the experience of watching Eli pretty well.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      The nightmare world of being a Giants fan.

  • Greg

    His location’s off again

    • Greg

      Got it together on that at bat.

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

      Dude, it’s the normal flow of the game. Not every pitch has to be micro-analyzed.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        But, we need to panic Mike, haven’t you been listening to the Media all season? He’s are only reliable starter..if he has a bad outing in the playoffs we’re doomed to another off season of misery and hearing how next year the Boston Red Sox are going to be the greatest team to ever grace the diamond.

        • Monteroisdinero

          Noonie with the cannon.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That Just for Men commercial is one of the best things to ever happen to TV

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

    Grandy shoulda held up at first so he could steal. Not going to make 30-30 this year.

  • mbonzo

    MARK REYNOLDS!

    • Greg

      SO they are down 1 then.

      • Greg

        never mind

    • BK2ATL

      Why am I rooting for Baltimore? I hate Showalter.

      I guess that means I hate Boston even more. Make them sweat, Buck!!!

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Reynolds!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      FUCK YEAH!!!!!!

  • Jetrer

    and Reynolds ties the game

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    How about a Tex message?

    • Sarah

      Or some ribbies from Robbie.

  • Sarah

    The O’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tie game!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Mark Reynolds wants the Yankees to win the AL East today

  • Greg

    I wonder if they walk Cano to load the bases.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      This seems like a stupid move.

      I know you don’t want Cano to beat you, but you just moved a runner into scoring position for free!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      They do, and I don’t like the move if I’m a Rays fan. It just went from one in scoring position to two…

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Cone was disrespecting Flanny by talking to the media an hour before his start.

  • Jetrer

    wow, intentional walk with runner on first and no outs

  • mbonzo

    This… is… stupid

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Joe Maddon is batshit insane

  • Sarah

    The IBB for Cano. Time for Baby Jesus to show us his skillz.

  • BK2ATL

    Jesus needs to come through here. It’s GP now.

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

    Maddon’s trying to out-Girardi Girardi.

    • Sarah

      Heh. I especially loved his taking out a lefty for a righty to face Boone yesterday.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Jesus!!! NO!!!

  • pat

    BAH

  • Greg

    Still got the run in.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Just because Montero got doubled up doesn’t make walking Cano a smart move in my opinion. The risk is still way too high there.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      agreed.

  • flamingo

    Gameday: In play, run(s)

    Me: COME ON MONTERO

    …oh, double play? UGH.

  • Sheepmeister

    So do they split manager of the year into AL/NL or is it all of MLB and for either, who gets it.

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

      KIRK GIBSON!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      They split it…and if the Rays make the postseason I think it’s Maddon in the AL. The NL I’d have to say Gibson from the D’backs.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Walks guy on 4 pitches.

    Martin swings at the first pitch.

    • Greg

      Actullay it kind of makes sense.

      Batter thinking pitcher will want to get ahead in the count early to reestablsih control.

  • Dude

    espn just called montero the 24 year old rookie

    • Chen Meng Wang

      /espnfail

    • MikeD

      Suzane Waldman had him two years older since he was down in AA. I think he’s still younger than what she thought he was.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse
    • MikeD

      My liver couldn’t take that game.

    • Jetrer

      everyone would be passed out drunk within 5 minutes with that game

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      If I had to drink every time Michael Kay cackled, I’d be wasted by the 3rd inning.

      Personally, I still miss the fake Michael Kay twitter. WHO BUT!?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Jesus and MO it took me over six minutes to read that list. I would literally die 135-150 times a year if I played that game.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        If I had to play that game I’d pick probably five or six somewhat common ones to use. I’d only do it one night though. Maybe if they get blown out early in a game or something I’d play the game then.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Meh, I’d do it if it was a normal friday night game and if I was having some buddies over to watch the game…

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            And you’d use ALL of the references? My God, you’d pass out by the third inning!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      My favorite:

      “Kay isn’t calling the game – Spray champagne”

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    How did that light hitting shortstop beat Sabathia?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Shoppach? he of the .170 BA?

    he seems to own CC

    • Greg

      .296 with 2 HRs

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    WHY does Kelly Shoppach own CC??

  • BK2ATL

    Are you serious, CC???? Kelly .188 Shoppach????

    C’mon ace.

    • Greg

      Again, .296 with 2HRs off CC.

      • MikeD

        He was his catcher. He seems to understand his pitching style. I suggest CC comes up and in on his friend a few times to make him less comfortable.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    is it just me or is shppach a yankee killer or at least a cc killer. remember he broke up cc’s perfect game last year?

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

      He could Sabathia for a number of years with the Indians. He’s got a better idea of CC is likely to throw than everyone else.

  • Karl Krawfid

    way to give him a fastball CC.

    Seems like every time he faces shoppach he gives him a fastball on a tee.

  • MikeD

    Calm down, Michael. CC’s given up one run in five innings, although I do understand you think Tampa has a AA lineup.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nunez looking good at SS. CC does not give up another run.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Robert Bambino

    make it happen

  • http://bigleaguewiffleball.com/ Jon L.

    Yanks are playing pretty well against the Rays, which is one thing the Sox can’t say.

  • Jetrer

    is that true what Kay said about who gets the win? I thought the pitcher in the game when the Yankees took the lead automatically gets the win.

    • Jetrer

      nevermind

  • Grit for Brains

    Jayson Stark in his case for Verlander as MVP:

    He has stopped 16 losing streaks. Yeah, 16. He’s 16-3 after a Tigers loss, and that’s just about unheard of on a team this good. Who is the last pitcher to stop 16 losing streaks on a first-place team? The Elias Sports Bureau reports that it’s Sandy Koufax, who went 16-4 after a loss for the 1966 Dodgers.

    A team “this” good? Yea they are in first, they are also the only team above .500 in the division they play in and have a +52 run differential; such a juggernaut…ESPN Columnists getting paid overtime to crank out opposition to Granderson as MVP.

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

      Verlander’s a very deserving MVP candidate, but the idea that he’s run away with it is silly.

    • mbonzo

      There is no way Verlander wins the MVP. He’ll win the Cy Young, but Bautista is still gonna win the MVP.

      • JT

        Sorry but there is no way the writers vote for Bautista to win the MVP. His gaudy numbers have started to come back down to the pack, and he isn’t on a playoff team.

  • mbonzo

    Thats the Beckett I like to see leave a game.

    • Sarah

      +1

  • Greg

    Runners on 2nd and 3rd for O’s Aceves in

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’d never think I’d route this hard for Buck Showalter. But let’s go O’s

  • Sarah

    ESPN throwing Gardy some love.

  • flamingo

    Nice AB from Brett.

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

    Gardner needs to steal here, and not on the fifth or sixth pitch of the at-bat.

  • Jetrer

    lolsox

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Vlad with a 2 run single!!!! 6-4 Os!!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      also Beckett gives up 6 runs to the Orioles. hahahahahahahaha.

      • Sarah

        I know, right?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Vlad 2 run single O’s up 6-4

  • Jesus Freak

    START CHLLING THE BUBBLY – SOX FALLING APART!

  • Sarah

    6-4 O’s!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    VLADDY!!!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Hahahahahahahahahaha

    6-4 O’s

  • flamingo

    COME ON YANKS

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Get the Champagne on ice boys!!! Celebrating tonight!

  • mbonzo

    Just got this copy of ESPN magazine. Looks like I’ll be canceling my subscription, I didn’t subscribe to Red Sox magazine.

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

      I got it too, and it’s a shame the NHL preview is in it.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Holy shit, if the Angels win the Wild Card….

    • Greg

      All hell will break loose.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Or at least that stupid monkey..

    • Pat D

      I won’t be very happy with that.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Please Orioles, I know you have a FAILpen but please record six outs before giving up two runs..

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Well, they did it last night. Hopefully lightning can strike twice.

      • Sarah

        Is it Jim Johnson time yet? Blow out his arm for the season, this is the last game we need the O’s to play spoiler in.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          They have 3 at the end of the year.

          • Sarah

            Oh crap. Ok, save his arm.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          He’ll probably just pitch the 9th. He did last night for them.

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

          I don’t think he’s available. He’s pitched in the last three or four in a row.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            You never know with Buck though.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Shields and CC are pitching a similar games.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Think about this. If the Orioles had started anyone other than Matusz last night, they would be in positon to SWEEP the Red Sox!!

    • Sarah

      It is curious that the O’s have left Jo Jo Reyes in the pen when he can start and probably should, especially given Matusz.

  • Jesus Freak

    Buck Showalter for Manager of the Year!

  • Tom Zig

    LET’S GO ORIOLES!!!

  • Greg

    O’s through the 8th. One inning to go.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    I know this’ll probably invoke a lot of slack, but Mark Teixera reminds me a lot of Mark Reynolds. Perhaps not as many strikeouts but the same basic means of production.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      It’s certainly pointing out that Tex is the best defensive first baseman in baseball, while Reynolds is an absolute butcher with the glove.

    • Jetrer

      not batting RH, but batting LH, that’s not far off

      • Jetrer

        tex vs. RHP this year .221/.317/.449
        Reynolds overall this year .221/.321/.476

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Teixeira’s ability to get on base and play D>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Mark Reynolds’

      hasn’t he made 30 errors this year?

      • Montero’s Mojo

        MT OBP: .338

        MR OBP: .323

        Not THAT far off.

        Bottom line . . . the MT25 NEEDS a tuneup PRONTO.

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

          Eh, 15 points of OBP is a big difference. But yeah, Tex has been lacking, no doubt.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            So pretty much getting on base 1.5% of the time more is a big difference?

            Tough league.
            /Kay’d

          • Montero’s Mojo

            I know, but with a guy like MT you’d expect an OBP around .400 – - – It would appear that the only thing separating the two is Tex’s glove, but when you’re paying a player THAT much (especially in contrast to Reynolds) I think one would expect more wooden production than what Teixera is putting up.

    • Tom Zig

      Carlos Pena (career): .239/.352/.487/.839
      Mark Teixeira (2011): .247/.338/.487/.825

      • Montero’s Mojo

        Yeah, those two may be one and the same . . . I think Pena has FAR more brute strength, though.

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

          Teixeira definitely has superior contact ability, or at least has for a long time.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Well, Zobrist may have a beef on that last strikeout:

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

    • JFH

      legit beef.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    just for shits and giggles…

    http://www.overthemonster.com/.....be-beckett

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’m afraid…like literally afraid of how sad it might be over there right now…

      • Sarah

        It’s intense. They are like homicidal/suicidal.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I ALMOST feel sorry for them…almost.

          • Sarah

            Definitely an almost.

            Because everyone knows that ultimately it’s a “there but for the grace of God go I.”

            • Chen Meng Wang

              agreed, I don’t want to even imagine how much it would suck if the shoe was on the other foot.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            Haha I don’t. With all those expectations and how arrogant they’ve been all season long I enjoy what they’re going through. If it becomes homicidal/suicidal that’s a major personal problem for them. Let’s be honest, baseball is just a game, there is NO need to take it THAT far…

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Look at the comments of the Yankee fans that went over there. Fuck them, let them drown in their tears for all I care. Go Rays.

    • Tom Zig

      I just enjoy laughing at the national writers and Sox beat writers for their excessive fawning over the Sox.

  • Sarah

    Jesus can haz a hit now, plz?

  • Monteroisdinero

    Nova 12-3 last year at AAA and 16-4 now.

    28-7

    Me gusta.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He’s gotta be the best pitcher in baseball. He wins games!

      /Kay’d

  • Tom Zig

    Need 2 more innings outta CC.

    • Greg

      No just 1.

      Mo only threw 11 pitches earlier and he didnt pitch yeasterday.

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

        He’s not going to pitch tonight, no freaking way. Why risk it?

        • Greg

          Ok then go so-Ro

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          Agreed. Besides, how many times has Girardi used the same reliever, not just closer, in both games of a DH’er?

          The last time I saw the Yankees do that was when Torre was managing and he used Luis Vizcaino in both games of the double dip and he won both.

      • Jetrer

        don’t think they’d use Mo twice in a day after they’ve already clinched a playoff spot
        they do still have So/Ro for the last 2 innings though

      • Tom Zig

        I don’t think it’s a good idea to pitch a 42 year old twice in one day. Especially when we already have the division almost wrapped up and more importantly, the playoffs right around the corner.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Nah, Robertson didn’t pitch game 1, he’s gonna be the closer tonight.

    • Sarah

      Could go Soriano 8th and DRob 9th, if Joe doesn’t want to use Mo.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I actually called that from home, no joke.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well, fuck.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    :( well…that…wasn’t fun…

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

    Drat.

  • mbonzo

    Huh? I hate Sean Rodriguez.

  • Rey22

    So the Yankees are doing everything humanly possible to get the Sox into the playoffs and the Sox are doing everything possible to stay out of them. This is hilarious. Can’t believe they’re losing….again.

  • teddy

    7 hr cc giving against tb this year, but this game on montero

  • Greg

    I think Teddy’s right. The goat so far is Jesus Montero.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    So, the Ray’s mediocre lineup is getting to CC whereas the Yanks can hardly mount any type of offense against a rookie, albeit a good one . . . Still not convinced this lineup is capable of carrying ANY brand of pitching in the playoffs. The Sox, on the other hand, have still shown that they can murder a hurler at any given moment.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You’re funny.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        I’m not. That simple. This offense hasn’t “been itself” for a couple of weeks now.

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

      You’re nuts.

      • mbonzo

        He’s a troll.

        • Montero’s Mojo

          Dude, STFU. How old are you that you’re honestly accusing people of being “trolls”? Get a life.

          • mbonzo

            As if I’m the first one to accuse you. Someone says it in every thread, and you pretty much admitted it here.

            • Montero’s Mojo

              It’s a fu**ing game thread. Get over it. Stop wasting your time. You just searched through multiple threads looking for a statement I said that admitted absolutely nothing. What is it with you type of fans? I’ll never understand it. Just let it be. I said something, you don’t agree with it, therefore I’m a troll. I’m a troll? As in I’m a Red Sox fan or only here to rile people up? Where in my comments am I igniting some sort of conflict with another user? Where am I starting bullshit with others? It’s these sort of asinine remarks that push others away from this site. I made an observation, I declared my opinion and suddenly I’m a troll. Lovin’ the line of logic that zips through some of your heads at times. And, seriously, a troll . . . Is this the World of Warcraft or Call of Duty? C’mon. Leave this aggressive, trivial, ridiculous bologne for the video games. Thank you.

              • Chen Meng Wang

                It’s that your observations are usually broad and unjust, and that they usually go against all forms of data, and when presented with said data you shit on it and say that it’s not relevant.

                • Montero’s Mojo

                  Never. Never have I shit on anything as irrelevant. Sorry. Also, I’m not sure if your name is intended to be eponymous, and since it’s always bothered me, it’s Chien-Ming Wang. And nothing I say is “unjust”, seeing as how most of it is coming from MY mouth, which incidentally constitutes such statements as opinion.

                  • Chen Meng Wang

                    I’m not gonna dig though old threads because I’m just to lazy to, but during yesterday’s game you were upset that the Yankees weren’t scoring more runs with the bases loaded. You said something along the lines of them being terrible with the bases loaded, somebody brought the stats up that they had one of the best triple slash lines in the league. I believe your response was that you didn’t care what the numbers said.

                    In reference to my handle: I spelled it wrong the first time, and kept it incorrect out of laziness.

              • MikeD

                You’re a spectacular idiot who knows knowing about baseball.

                Please become a Mets or Red Sox fan.

            • Chen Meng Wang

              Huh, if you never linked that I never would have realized I have compared Montero’s Mojo to some type of animal feces level of insanity.

              but seriously Mr. Mojo chill out with all of your line up hate.

              • Montero’s Mojo

                ? I… I just have no idea what you’re getting at. I’m done. Godspeed.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        That’s offensive. I’d prefer you alter your terminology and use “bananas” instead.

    • Jetrer

      Hellickson>>>>>>>>>any Orioles pitcher

    • Pasqua

      There is so much inaccuracy in that comment, it’s too exhausting to even think about dissecting it.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’m with mike, there is squirrel poo less nutty than you. Hellickson>>>every Orioles Pitcher.

      • Montero’s Mojo

        Sycophant.

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

    I have to admit, I like the idea of a division winning walk-off win.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      I’d rather give CC back-to-back 20 win seasons.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Jesus will hit a walk off home run.

    • mbonzo

      Was just gonna say that. Sterling’s head might explode.

    • Jetrer

      yeah, let AJ feel like he was a part of things

      • Jimmy McNulty

        This was perfect.

    • teddy

      bernie williams did against balti i think

  • Widget

    I don’t care about what goes on with the wild card. I want the Yankees to clinch the division tonight so they can start getting people rest and prepare a run at the title.

  • teddy

    i like to delete that stupid comment

  • Greg

    And the O’s are bringing out Jim Johnson for the 9th.

    • Sarah

      I just hope he has a rubber arm.

  • Greg

    One down

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    The final home game for the Red Sox this season is coming to a bitter end for the Fenway Faithful!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Betances please.

  • Jetrer

    lmfao Sux

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    SOX LOSE!!!

  • Greg

    Now its up to us

  • Rey22

    I love the Orioles right now.

  • Sarah

    6-4 O’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • boogie down

    Love the crowd’s reaction.

  • Cy Pettitte

    OMG EVERYONE PANIC

    sox lose lol

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    That chant is music to my ears

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Hahahaha the Red Sox are getting booed off their home field for their final home game of the season! Keep playing that funeral music at the dump!

  • Sarah

    We win tonight, and then tomorrow we let Tampa win.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Yeah. Either way it’ll work so Tampa gains at least something. Then the Yankees sweep Boston and hopefully Tampa sweeps whoever they’re playing during the weekend to take the lead.

      • Sarah

        The Blue Jays.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Sweeping the Red Sox to knock them out of the race would be the 2nd best thing that could possibly happen this year.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          Could be.
          But to me, it’s the third best thing…

          The BEST thing that could happen:

          Yankees play the Red Sox in the ALCS, fall behind 0-3 and comeback to win it with epic meltdowns by the Boston bullpen in games 4, 5, and 6, with game 7 being a beat down of epic proportions. Say 25-0 with the Yankees hitting four Grand Slams. Then the Yankees win the World Series.

          Second best thing: Yankees win the World Series, and say have a postseason run like 2009. Ei sweep the first round and win in 6 games each in the ALCS and WS

          Third best thing: Red Sox choke their guaranteed lead and miss the playoffs like you mentioned earlier.

          Just my opinion though.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            Even better.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        Rays are playing the Jays next.

  • James A

    as much as i want cc to get his 20th, a walkoff to win the division would be cool. or i wouldnt mind losing today and tomorrow and beating up on lester on friday night to clinch

  • Pasqua

    Yanks wanted to get through that inning quickly so that they could quietly contemplate the ramifications of the Red Sox loss while playing defense.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Sox don’t wanna disrespect Flanny.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I was wrong Freddy, Boston was capable of blowing complete ass even against Baltimore.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Well even I thought there was no way they had 2 huge comebacks in a row.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Yeah, I only expect Baltimore to beat the top three teams in the East maybe five times a year at the most.

  • DERP

    Do we now love the Orioles?

    • RCA

      I am now a fan of Buck Showalter, unless his team lies down next week against Boston.

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

    Ugh, why is CC still in? Save those bullets for next Friday.

  • Tom Zig

    Shoppach should have struck out already according to gameday

  • Pasqua

    Wait. Let me guess:

    Brackman to come in and walk the bases loaded, so that Robertson can then come in and strikeout the side without allowing a run.

    It’s a master stroke of managing!

  • Jetrer

    so does this mean CC isn’t pitching Sunday??

    • Sarah

      I assume that is the plan since Joe is letting him throw so many tonight.

  • Brendan

    Quick, before ESPN takes it down.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....xpertpicks

    • Jimmy McNulty

      They can still win the WS quite easily. They’ve done it before as a WC winner.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what’s the point of pushing CC here?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah this.

    • Jetrer

      trying to get him 20 wins???
      that’s the only reason I can see and even that is stupid

      • Sarah

        Very dumb reason.

        • Jetrer

          +1000000000

        • MikeD

          But it is the reason. It’s been done since the dawn of baseball and will continue to be done.

          Overall the extra ten pitches won’t mean anythning.

  • UncleArgyle

    Jeez Boston. Who died and made you the Mets?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      +1

  • Sarah

    CC needs a ground ball for a double play, now plz thx.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Javy tonight: 7IP 2H 0ER 1BB 6SO

    wtf is going on with him being good again? can he really just simply not pitch in NY?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He was absolutely awful through the first half. He’s going through his good period, it just happened to be at the end of the season.

  • Jetrer

    take him out please

  • teddy

    you can’t lett cc face longoria

  • Rey22

    Why is CC still out there? He’s at 120, get him out. Doesn’t he need to start on short rest next start to line up for Game 1?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Note to Joe: We have the rest of the season to win one game, or The Sox(who are falling apart) lose one more..There is no reason to push CC much further here.

    • Greg

      I think Jetrer’s right. He’s trying to get him his 20th win.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I get that, I really do…but this is just asking for trouble…he’s gonna be at 130 soon…

  • Elan

    Apparently, Michael Kay doesn’t realize that this is the SECOND Yankees-Rays game today, because he keeps saying that the Rays will move to 1 behind the Red Sox with a win, and stay at 2 behind the Red Sox with a loss (the Rays are actually looking at 1.5 games back or 2.5 games back).

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I think it’s actually 1 and 2 cause they where 1 back before loosing this afternoon, putting them at 1.5 back, so if they win they move back within 1 if they lose they fall back to 2

      • Elan

        No, the Rays were 2 games behind the Red Sox before the first game today. A loss in the first game put it at 2.5, the Red Sox’s loss against the O’s put it back at 2, and then a loss in Game 2 would put it back to 2.5 games behind the Red Sox. Check ESPN or MLB.com for updated standings.

  • TomH

    He probably wants to give him a shot at his #20.

    • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

      Joe’s priorities are wrong. Team comes first. Always.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Time to get CC out of the game.

    • Jetrer

      seriously, this is insanity of the batshit variety

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      last pitch

    • C

      For the past month or so, Girardi’s gotten into this habit of having CC throw way too many pitches. I know CC’s a big dude, but why take the risk with the position we’re in?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is Girardi high right now?

    • Greg

      He wanted to give CC the best chance to get 20 wins.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Which is completely trivial. Girardi in the past would have gladly took the loss if it meant everyone got rested, why stop that now?

        Seriously do Yankee fans care about 20 wins? He got 19 in 2009 and no one complained.

        • JT

          Yeah, cause Girardi left CC in so he could get 20 wins to make the fans happy…

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Seriously do Yankee fans care about 20 wins? He got 19 in 2009 and no one complained.

            DOES NOT EQUAL

            Girardi left CC in so he could get 20 wins to make the fans happy.

            I mean really dude?

  • Sarah

    DRob time…

  • Rey22

    Finally. I approve.

  • flamingo

    All right, the bases are loaded for D-Rob! Let’s take out CC.

  • Jetrer

    that was strike 3, fwiw

  • Tyrion Lannister

    They can’t pitch CC on Sunday now. He will pitch Monday and then Game 1 on 3 days rest. They won’t give him 8 days off. Joe almost blew him out to win a meaningless regular season game.

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

      He’ll pitch Monday. Like, three innings though.

    • Greg

      Hmm

      Al East diviosn clinghing game

      first Yankee pitcher since Tommy John to win 20 games in back to back seasons.

      Dont call it “meaningless”

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

        It is close to meaningless. No one’s going to give two shits about 20 wins in a day or two. Risk >>> reward.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC can’t get 20 wins?…BUST!!!

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    D Fucking Rob !

  • Rich in NJ

    *awed*

  • Jetrer

    Harry motherfucking Houdini

  • Greg

    The master does it again!

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

    Robertson didn’t have time for strikeouts tonight, I see.

  • flamingo

    HOUDINI! ONE PITCH?!

  • Cy Pettitte

    I would trust DRob with my life right now, let alone a game.

    my hero.

  • Sarah

    1 pitch, 2 outs – DRob can still close it out.

    Score some runs please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile
  • teddy

    runs please

  • jon

    hes like a wizard

  • Chen Meng Wang

    He is really a distant relative to the Houdini family…it’s the only thing that makes sense.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    David Robertson, best reliever (not closer) in the game? Best reliever (non closer) in the game.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      But what about Bahhhhhhhhhhhd????????

    • Rich in NJ

      He may be the best reliever in MLB this season.

      • Sarah

        You forgot about Valverde. He hasn’t blown a save yet. Clearly he is better than everyone else.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I still have Mo ahead of him.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’d put DRob on that Toyota Text Poll

  • your mom

    Red Sux Nation must love DRob right now.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    How many pitches did Hellickson throw tonight?

    He was on cruise control, I’m surprised that Maddon didn’t give him the 8th with the season on the line.

    • Jetrer

      only 96 pitches, very odd decision

  • teddy

    why jeremy not still in

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    That’d be neat if the Yankees hit a walkoff off Matt Moore. Say a Jesus walkoff dinger?

  • Sarah

    Let’s seal this up now, Swish.

  • Jetrer

    lol, DRob can’t handle more than one pitch today??

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Why let Dickerson hit for himself but pinch hit for Gardner?

    I’m confused.

    • Greg

      Simple.

      Dickerson was facing a righty (Hellickson)
      Gardner was facing a lefty (McGee).

    • Sarah

      Yeah a strange move by Joe. A few of those tonight.

  • Greg

    Now this I dont like. Robertson threw only one pitch. I would leave him in the ninth.

  • King George

    Wouldn’t it be fitting to have a late inning/game winning hit to seal the East? Pie time? The options are intriguing!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hells yea Swish.

  • flamingo

    ALL RIGHT, SWISH

  • Sarah

    Where is Monteroisdinero? Golson is in!

    • Monteroisdinero

      Golson scores and then gets some playing time this coming week.

      /optimism

  • Monteroisdinero

    Golson for the win!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      You love this kid huh?

      • Monteroisdinero

        Everybody needs a fan. So what if Golson only has one…lol

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      if you have a son, name him Gol

    • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

      I just don’t get it. What do you see in him that we don’t?

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        he sees the tools. i kind of had a similar mancrush on Gerald Williams back in the day.

  • Sarah

    Time for a Tex message. We’re overdue, right?

  • Tom Zig

    Come on Tex. Now would be a good time to break out of your season wide slump.

  • Greg

    And the evil Joe Maddon resurfaces switching Mark to his bad side.

  • James A

    Tex pop up, scoreless 9th from Soriano, walkoff bomb by Jesus, who will once again be loose, Yankees go bananas, clinch the division, lose tomorrow (hopefully), sweep boston, get swept by tampa. done deal

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Every word of this…except the more I think about it I can’t get behind loosing on purpose…it goes against everything I’ve ever believed in.

      • Sarah

        Maybe not “on purpose,” but “rolls out the Triple A lineup to give the regulars the day off after a double header,” and then that lineup happens to lose. Because sometimes you gotta rest the regulars.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I mean yeah I guess…Jeet’s ain’t exactly young…niether is Martin, or Tex, I see what your saying.

  • Sarah

    Damn, they had to go to a righty.

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    With Maddon putting on the shift, Tex should really try to hit to the left side.

  • Rich in NJ

    Go with the pitch.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Cruz about 120 lbs.

    • Jetrer

      very Edwar-esque

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’m sure Joe Maddon called for that

  • Greg

    Well that didnt work.

  • Sarah

    Time for Cano.

    Does Maddon know Cano can hit lefties too?

  • Rey22

    Robbie’s ready to be the hero….again!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Yes! Bring in the lefty to face Cano…..AGAIN!

    Muahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I swear, Girardi gave Maddon his binder…

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        He can keep it!

      • Sarah

        It’s like someone swapped them. Or maybe just slipped a copy of Girardi’s into Maddon’s bag.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        september call ups and girardi/maddon do not mix – too many toys to play with

        yea for jorge

  • mbonzo

    If you’re gonna walk Cano at the beginning of the game, why not here?

    • Jetrer

      good point, it would make more sense here with 2 outs

    • Sarah

      Do you have a sixth sense?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Jesus FTW!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So essentially, Maddon brought in a LOOGY to IBB Cano…

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Did he really just bring in a guy to intentionally walk Cano? Wow.

  • Tom Zig

    Tony La Russa is managing the Rays?

  • Kevin

    We might just be watching the longest scoreless half inning of all time.

  • Sarah

    Jesus should probably get used to this scenario. I sense it’s about to be a recurring experience.

  • TomH

    Time to see the color of Jesus’s money.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Time for Jorge to juice one

    • Chen Meng Wang

      just a simple base hit would do.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I swear I’m going to start charging for prophecies like this.

  • Andy

    WHAT THE FUCK

  • boogie down

    Jorgie juices one.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    Regardless of the outcome, dumbest move of recent memory. Jorge? Good golly.

    • Montero’s Mojo

      Haha. Geez. Still wouldn’t have brought in Posada. HOLLLLLAAAAAA!

      • MikeD

        Because you really are dumb.

    • JT

      Unfortunately, Montero has looked over matched lately. I knew Montero was going to get taken out once I saw Girardi looking at some sheets of paper.

      Another over reaction against Girardi. Worse move in recent memory??? Really?

      • Jetrer

        pinch hitting was the right move, not sure Posada was the correct PH though, with ARod, Jeter, Jones available

    • MikeD

      You really are dumb.

  • Jetrer

    Posada? Really?

    • Jetrer

      Really!!!!!!!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Boy, wouldn’t this be something…
    You know what I’m thinking…

  • mbonzo

    Are you kidding, Posada for Montero? Even if this works, /facepalm.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Still face palming?

      • mbonzo

        Don’t think it was the right move, but thank god I’m not the manager.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Montero must have slept with Girardi’s wife.

  • JT

    Wasn’t expecting much from Montero, and now Posada.

    • JT

      Eat that JT. Woot woot.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Unfortunately, I have no faith in Posada here

    • Hummingbird S.

      Thanks Jorge, for proving me wrong!

  • Cy Pettitte

    JORGE!

  • Rey22

    Division title, here we come!

  • Sarah

    Even a little juice is ok by me.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yay! EVEN THOUGH THAT WAS THE DUMBEST SHIT EVER.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for him :) :) :) :D

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Hip Hip!!

  • CBean

    Oh man if we can keep this lead, it would be great knowing Jorgie brought us the division.

  • Tom Zig

    YES JORGE

  • Dela G

    Hip hip!

  • Rich in NJ

    It was a big hit, but I think Kay is really overdramatizing it. Not that I should be surprised.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      He is. Like way, way, way overdoing it.

  • TomH

    Am I ever glad I didn’t post what I was going to post about Jorge!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Well that was pretty awesome

    • Dela G

      Agreed

  • Eirias

    Yes! Dammit… Yes!

    The dichotomy is killing me.

  • flamingo

    HIP HIP JORGE!

  • Chris

    Jorge!!!!!! What a way to end your Yankee career.

  • NHYankeesFan

    Even though Jorge came through there, should they really be pinch hitting for Jesus if they want him to be the DH in the playoffs and the future DH/C/1B of the yankees?

    • Jetrer

      future has nothing to do with it, playoffs is all that matters right now
      and it appears that he will likely only DH vs. LHP

  • mbonzo

    Joe Girardi is smarter than me.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Montero would have hit a grand slam.

    #Joking.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      They way things are going he might never get a chance to hit a grand slam in pinstripes

      • MikeD

        I was so waiting for another strike out from Montero.

  • BK2ATL

    Posada does it. Hahahaha!!!

    Oh well, that’s on Tampa. THEY needed the win. We want the AL East.

    I love watching Boston grovel for Yankees’ mercy.

  • Tom Zig

    Soriano to close it out? Yikes.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Haha now Soriano is gonna close out the Rays.

  • Widget

    Awesome.

    I also really despise Karl Ravech. Acting surprised that the boston fans booed the red sox tonight. Really Karl? They booed Schilling in freaking 2005 when he sucked coming out of the bullpen.

  • Sarah

    Why is DRob not pitching?!

    • Jetrer

      actually, with the incredibly long last half inning, probably not a bad idea to take him out
      if not for that though, kinda ridiculous to take him out after 1 pitch

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Soriano for the save. Interesting.

  • Chris

    now here we go with soriano…eshh… lightning in a bottle twice???

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He’s been LIGHTS OUT his last six appearances.

      • BK2ATL

        People seem to ignore that narrative. He’s been very effective this month.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And yeah Kay I wouldn’t be surprised if this AB gives Jorge Montero’s spot.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Same thing I thought.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I wonder if the celebration on the bench was more for Posada, or the Yankees coming closer to clinching the division.

    …my money’s on the latter.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I think it was about half and half

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I say the former.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      I think it’s mainly the former.

  • mbonzo

    Michael Kay trying to make this as dramatic as possible, makes me want to just mute him.

  • mustang

    I’m so happy that Girardi managing and not the people here. Take nothing away from Montero, but the way he looked this game IT WAS THE RIGHT MOVE!!!!!!!

    • thetruth

      thank you

    • Rich in NJ

      It was the right move, but not having Posada catch Mo’s record breaking save wasn’t.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Kay dropped a yooge.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Drink!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Stadium is packed.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Jorge’s the sentimental choice for player of the game…but I really think it should be Robertson.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      The majority of the fans will vote for Jorge, but you make a very valid point.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    one more out…. :D what makes this even sweeter is because we are in the same division as the team that “is going to unseat the 27 yankees as the best team ever.”

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Heh didn’t they celebrate last year when they clinched the wildcard spot?

    • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

      yea, i believe they did. “Goal is to win the Division…but if we can’t, then the goal is to win the WC.”

    • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

      yea, i believe they did. “Goal is to win the Division…but if we can’t, then the goal is to win the WC.”

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    anyone else having YES issues with Optimum? frickin’ annoying.

    • mbonzo

      I’ll summarize it for you, Jorge Posada is back from the dead, one of the greatest Yankees comes back and gets the hit to clinch the AL East, this is as dramatic as 3,000 hits or 602 saves, one of the greatest moments of the year, from a 40 year old guy… blah blah blah

      • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

        I think he should get at least 5 MVP votes, just ’cause of that hit,and that he should bat cleanup in the playoffs, and start game 1. on the mound.

  • Dela G

    Cmon soriano!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    C’mon Sori!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Getting ready to laugh if he blows this.

  • Greg

    Come on Sori

  • Chen Meng Wang

    The 2011 AL East Champions. Ladies and Gentleman, Your New York Yankees.

  • Chop It Up

    WOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! TIME TO DISRESPECT FLANNY!!!!!!!

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Uh, so, I guess you could say CC was 1 Pitch away from his 20th win when Joe pulled him…probably thought it would give Yankees more negotiating leverage after CC opts out.

  • Dela G

    Woo division champs! Yankees win!

  • flamingo

    ALL HAIL THE KINGS OF THE AL EAST!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    AL EAST CHAMPS MOTHER FUCKERS!!!
    EAT THAT ESPN AND NESN!!!!!

    /all caps’d

  • Rich in NJ

    I hope the playoffs end this way too.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      hahahahahahahaha

    • JobaWockeeZ

      YCPB. We all know this already.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Poor, stupid Jim Caple.

      • Tom Zig

        Jim Caple was one of 3 people not to pick the Red Sox in the World Series. But he went and picked … the White Sox.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Now I guess there’s only one thing left to do.

    Win the whole fucking thing.

  • Tom Zig

    AL EAST CHAMPS!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Man, are we going to roll one hilarious looking lineup tomorrow.

    I’m completely okay with this.

  • jon

    wow those are some ugly hats

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I really hope the World Series hats don’t look like that.

    • Sarah

      Yes.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      +1

  • mbonzo

    2011 AL East Champions- The Boston Red Sox New York Yankees

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahaha Jorge didn’t even know what inning it was!

    • Woodrow Sweats

      This was crazy… was he asleep on the bench?

  • SevenAces

    I’m saving a bottle of bubbly for when the Red Sox get eliminated from post season.

  • BK2ATL

    Finally we’ll get to see the Scanton Yankees in MLB. Let them all play, except vs. Boston.

    • jon

      cant wait to see the post hungover lineup tomorrow

  • Chen Meng Wang

    One more time: http://www.nesn.com/2011/01/20.....story.html

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAhAhaHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHA
    (Deep Breath)
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • SevenAces

      I’m going to print that out and frame that crap up, hang it up somewhere so whenever I walk by it makes my day extra sweet.

    • Sarah

      Amazing.

    • Sarah

      I’ve read it twice now. It’s so hilarous.

      “Lester is a Cy Young winner waiting to happen. Beckett will notch more than six victories. Lackey should be better equipped to avoid the one-bad-inning syndrome. Buchholz has become a force. And Dice-K might be the best No. 5 starter ever. The Japanese right-hander is the only pitcher in the rotation who’s never been an All-Star, but this could be the year he ends that streak.”

      “Every day should feel like Christmas for Curt Young, the new Red Sox pitching coach.”

      And finally, the icing on the cake…

      “The Red Sox were slated to win about 95 games last year. They won 89 despite injuries to Pedroia (a former MVP) and Youkilis (a possible future MVP). Add them back, along with the new players and a healthy Ellsbury, and 100 wins doesn’t just appear plausible. It seems downright inevitable.”

      Inevitable. Except for the part where the game is played in person and not on paper.

    • BK2ATL

      This needs to be posted on every blog known to us. So fucking hilarious how sure he was.

      I just hope we now find a way to maintain HFA, rest our main guys, lose tomorrow’s game, sweep Boston, and have CC ready for Game 1. Tampa’s gotta keep fighting too. The Angels would be tougher.

      Selfish wish part 2: Betances, Brackman, Kontos, Warren, etc get some work.

  • Esteban

    I know there’s still something to complain about.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Should I watch the YES postgame, or MLB Network and watch Harold Reynolds admit he was a dumbass?

    • mbonzo

      Don’t get your hopes up on the MLB Network.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        To be fair they ate some crow a couple days ago during the Sox collapse calling themselves out for picking them to win everything.

    • Kevin

      You should watch Kim get sprayed with champagne
      -The Unintentionally but Undeniably Creepy Michael Kay

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Glad I’m not the only one who thought that was creepy.

  • BK2ATL

    Check this out from ESPN.

    “Most Division Titles in Wild Card Era (since 1995): Yankees: 12, Braves: 11, Cardinals & Indians: 7.”

    What team do you think has benefited most from the wild card era?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Serious question? The Rays.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Hmmmmmm

      Off the top of my head I think they’ve won at least five.

    • BK2ATL

      Boston – 7 times
      Yankees – 4 times
      Colorado – 3 times

      truth.com

      • tom

        And don’t forget, that Boston number is compared to only 2 division wins (one in the pre-history era of 1995). Without the Wild Card, the Red Sox would have only 2007 to distinguish their past two decades from their previous century.

  • Esteban

    This season’s gotta be destiny. Key three all with big moments. Jeter 3000, Mo 602, Jorge GW hit to clinch the division.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Andy’s gonna come back and win Game 7 of the WS.

  • montero is done

    looks like no montero for the playoffs. dumb fucking kid.

    • Jetrer

      if he starts getting benched vs. LHP, then you can start to worry

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He’s a bust

      /PleaseHaveYourSarcasmDetectorOn

  • 28 this year

    I still think the grit of Red Sox give them a chance at their division. The blue collar American never gives up!

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Wow, almost forgot about losing Joba.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Javier Vazquez went to Colon’s doctor.

    He’s hitting 93 again.

    lol