Game 158: All wrapped up


That's how I feel about Boston's collapse too. (Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The Yankees have accomplished everything they set out to accomplish. They won their division on Wednesday and clinched homefield advantage (with some help from the Orioles) last night. There’s nothing left for them to do over the final five games of the season, other than to make sure no one gets hurt, anyway. I supposed they could focus on passing the Phillies for the best record in baseball (one back in the loss column), but that won’t benefit them at all. It’s a bragging rights thing, and frankly I couldn’t care less. Beating the Red Sox today would just be iciing on the 2011 season cake. Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, CF
Derek Jeter, SS
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Jorge Posada, DH
Andruw Jones, LF
Russell Martin, C
Chris Dickerson, RF
Brandon Laird, 1B
Ramiro Pena, 2B

A.J. Burnett, SP

Game one of today’s doubleheader starts at 1pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or TBS nationally. Game two is scheduled to start at 6:30pm ET. Enjoy.

CC Sabathia Update: Sabathia threw his simulated game this morning, throwing 65 pitches across four “innings.” He faced Greg Golson and Pena (batting lefty), and all went well. His next start will be Game One of the ALDS on Friday.

Reminder: Our get together with FanGraphs at Amity Hall is today. All the details are here. Stop by if you can, it’ll be a blast.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Avi says:

    Someone please explain to me why the F*CK Montero isn’t in the lineup

  2. Yep says:

    Good to see jeter at 2 but where is montero

  3. Urban says:

    So why wouldn’t the Yankees have CC throw this four innings against the Red Sox? In fact, since AJ is likely to implode, why not have him pitch innings 3-7 and give him a chance to win #20.

    • Mike c says:

      You care about meaningless games

    • mbonzo says:

      There is a chance of injury. CC has been struggling giving up homeruns lately, so he may have worked on something too. Having him right for the first game of the playoffs is much more important than 20 wins.

    • CMP says:

      Good point.

      That also would have been a nice way to say “fuck you” to the Red Sux at the same time.

    • Pants Lendel-stros. says:

      Even if he does implode what’s the big deal honestly?

      The Yankees health and every one being fine tuned for the playoffs is a bigger deal than going full speed against the Redsox especially since you can’t assume Tampa or L.A will win the games they need to win.

  4. Pants Lendel-stros. says:

    Laird will have a good game.

  5. Jesse says:

    Here’s an idea, maybe Girardi doesn’t like Montero against Wakefield who throws a knuckleball. I really doubt Montero has seen a knuckleball before.

    • CMP says:

      Maybe it would have been a good chance for him to see Wakefieldin a game that doesn’t count since he may have to face him in the playoffs.

      Montero is 21 years old. I’m sure the physical toll of DHing 2 games of a Doubleheader wouldn’t be overwhelming.

    • StanfordBen says:

      What is the reason for “protecting” him from seeing the knuckleball? If he goes 0-for-4 with 4 strikeouts, who cares? The possible benefit is that there’s a chance he’ll have to face a knuckleball in the playoffs.

      I think the reason is simply that Girardi doesn’t want to overwork anyone, though as someone mentioned above, DHing twice in a day doesn’t really qualify as “overwork.”

  6. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    the Sox and Rays will be tied at the end of the day.

  7. Xstar7 says:

    Wakefield vs Burnett should be………….interesting?

  8. Accent Shallow says:

    I am going to be irrationally happy when Ramiro Pena is DFAed. Can’t stand watching him play.

  9. Tom Zig says:

    Although passing Philly in the standings would mean nothing. It would still be awesome to further rub it in everyone’s face who wrote off the Yankees in Spring Training.

  10. Jesse says:

    No football thread?

  11. Mickey Scheister says:

    AJ is 10-77, hilarious misprint.

  12. Jesse says:

    Woah! Burnett has 77 (!!!) losses!
    I knew he was bad, but not THAT bad!

    /YES typo’d

  13. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bold prediction:

    AJ will pitch a CGSHO today.

  14. Jesse says:

    Rothschild effect: The Cubs lead the majors in strikeouts from 2002-2010 and the Yankees this year leads the league in strikeouts.

  15. Jesse says:

    Over/Under on total wild pitches today is 5.

  16. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    lol he was out.

  17. Urban says:

    AJ will probably end the Red Sox slump.

  18. Sarge says:


  19. Urban says:

    That’s why it takes 162 games to determine the best. Interesting, if the Yankees removed their worst stretches of 34 games, they’d still be the best team, too.

  20. Sarah says:

    The run down!

    Who is this AJ?

  21. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Haha Ellsbury

  22. Jesse says:

    Aww lil Dusty couldn’t reach base!

  23. Sarah says:

    Time to start the running game!

  24. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Oooh, It’s gonna be fun to see Gardner run against Wakefield.

  25. Xstar7 says:

    That’s how you bunt.

  26. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


  27. This is going to be hilarious!

  28. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is what the Yanks should have did in the 2004 ALCS.

    Joe G > Joe Torre

  29. Urban says:

    Wakefield moves like he’s 50 or something. Oh, wait.

  30. Xstar7 says:

    LOL Red Sox. Adding salt to the wounds and insult to injury.

  31. MannyGeee says:

    Wow.. 2 bunt singles… That just blew my mind.

  32. Ronald C. says:

    Is the game blacked out for anyone else? Both the YES Network and TBS are blacked out. I’m in the Bronx. So stupid.

  33. Kevin G. says:


  34. Xstar7 says:

    This is too funny.

  35. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Haha this is gonna be fun.

  36. CBean says:

    Ahahha omg this is the most fun game already

  37. Urban says:

    So Kay is so behind the game, he’s yelling here comes Gardner and Gardner is already scored.

  38. first time lawng time says:

    I find it interesting that so many people predicted A-Gon to have like 45-50 homeruns and he only has 27.

  39. MannyGeee says:

    Wow, good thing the Red Sox didn’t overpay for VMart… That Epstein really is a genius.

  40. S says:

    Arod should’ve bunted

  41. Jesse says:

    Although I prefer to see homers and doubles in the gap, I’m loving these bunt hits and stolen bases by Gardy and Jeet.

  42. Sarah says:

    Awesomeness is just getting started.

  43. Rey22 says:

    No-pressure games against the Red Sox when they’re desperately fighting for their season are so fun.

  44. Mickey Scheister says:

    Why is Jorge batting clean-up?

  45. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why do you go and rub Jeter down Michael Kay?

  46. Xstar7 says:


  47. Jesse says:

    Hahahahahaha this game is classic.

  48. Sarah says:


  49. Mickey Scheister says:

    The small ball approach…lolball

  50. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    A little league team could play better defense than this

  51. Rey22 says:

    Awwww I think Salty wants to cry.

  52. S says:

    Saltalcaccaloogia is going for a World Record in passed balls

  53. Jesse says:

    Ok, if Posada steals here I’ll probably die laughing.

  54. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    C’mon Jorge, steal a bag.

  55. Sarah says:

    I wonder if Posada can steal off Wakefield.

  56. Yanks27rings says:


    This game is amazing.

    I love the Red Sox.

  57. MannyGeee says:

    Salta. La. Maccia…..

    Great times

  58. Urban says:

    Have Jorge steal. Something interesting is bound to happen.

  59. first time lawng time says:

    I can’t believe the Red Sox are only 17 gamesabove .500. They were 31 above on August 27th.

    That’s pathetic, but amusing at the same time.

  60. Xstar7 says:

    That last pitch to Jones was 58 mph. Why is this guy still in the major leagues again?

  61. Avi says:

    would be nice to have a major league caliber hitter up in this spot

  62. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Best inning of the year? Best inning of the year.

  63. Reggie C. says:

    somebody explain why this game is blacked out on YES?

  64. Sarah says:

    I think the bunt is the way to go in this game. Anyone that can, should bunt. Everyone else – walk.

  65. Jesse says:

    In non-related baseball news: The Giants have a 14-0 lead late first in Philly. And oddly enough Joe Buck isn’t at this game for FOX.

    • Reggie C. says:

      I’d love to be able to flip bw channels but the frigging Yankee game is blacked out.

      Whatevs. Victor Cruz just made highlight reels … that and the poor tackling helped!

  66. Karl Krawfid says:

    AJ you suck man.

  67. Sarah says:

    Sadly, the bad AJ has shown up.

  68. MannyGeee says:

    Uh oh.. Bad AJ might have shown up 3 innings early

  69. S says:

    I wonder if AJ just tried to throw his fastball down the middle would he be able to hit the corner spots of the zone

  70. MannyGeee says:

    Nice DP!

  71. Jesse says:

    Nice DP. My God Adrian Gonzalez is terrible against the Yanks this year.

    • Urban says:

      Some guys hit certain teams hard. Some guys have problems with certain teams. I’m hoping Gonzalez spends the next seven seasons never figuring out how to hit the Yankees.

  72. Xstar7 says:

    Woooo, double play. This Red Sox team looks deflated.

  73. Rey22 says:

    I think Adrian sucking against the Yankees has compensated for Crawford being unusually good against them this year.

  74. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:


    the last five innings for Wakefield: four stolen bases, two wild pitches, five passed balls, three walks.

  75. MannyGeee says:

    Wow. agonizing lead the AL with 27 DPs, Jeter needs to step his game up.

  76. Sarah says:

    Time to score more runs!

  77. Karl Krawfid says:

    ok not so bad Allen James

  78. Mickey Scheister says:

    Another reason Montero isn’t starting: they didnt want to F up his sweet, sweet swing with a knuckle-baller. Perhaps?

  79. MannyGeee says:

    Does anyone. Know whoo that waitress in pig tales is behind the LH hitters is? Sexy as hell

  80. Sarah says:

    Gardy shoulda bunted again.

  81. Charles says:

    Anyone else think that the K-Zone thing on the bottom of the screen is a bit much? I don’t need to see a ball right down the middle or 2 feet high, pull it out for borderline pitches in slo-mo imo.

    Plus imo its been way off so far w/ Wakefield’s knuckleball.

  82. Xstar7 says:

    C-Dick with the nice catch

  83. MannyGeee says:

    Wow dickerson made that look interesting didn’t he….

  84. Sarah says:

    2-0 Rays!

  85. Jesse says:

    YES! Tampa up 2-0. Please hold this lead A.J

  86. Urban says:

    Yankees’ doctors batted .500 at the start of the year, guessing right on Martin but wrong on Aceves. I’d rather have Martin, but would have liked to have both.

    • Jesse says:

      Same here. But just imagine, the Red Sox w/o Aceves. Sure his fWAR this season is 0.9, but I’d have to believe that he’s been worth more than just one win this year they way he’s pitched all season long for them.

  87. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ben Zobrist inside the parker.

  88. MannyGeee says:

    Uh oh… Bautista just ate some wall in Tampa… Time to put Grandy in as DH, let’s see if we can get him in the HR lead….

  89. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ok that looked nasty Dustin.

  90. MannyGeee says:

    Pena making a Cano-esque play….

  91. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeter caught sleeping

  92. CMP says:

    You know things are goin bad for the Sux when they’re getting shut down by AJ.

  93. Sarah says:

    ARod should go deep here.

  94. MannyGeee says:

    Wow… Russell Martin must be thanking god he chose the team that DIDN’T force him to catch the knukleballer.

  95. Kevin G. says:

    Would it be possible for the Yankees to win 100 games and for the Rays to win the wild card?

  96. Karl Krawfid says:


  97. flamingo says:


  98. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Hip Hip!!!

  99. MannyGeee says:

    Holy shit… Why is Posada batting cleanup again? Yeah that….

  100. Xstar7 says:

    Hip Hip!

    Tim Wakefield is just Jorge’s speed.

  101. Avi says:

    I take back everything I said about Montero playing over Posada

  102. Jesse says:

    YES! Sado goes yardo!!!!

    /terrible joke

  103. Sarah says:

    Jorge! Still great.

  104. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Don’t worry Boston…you’ve got John Lackey to look forward to tonight!

  105. MannyGeee says:

    56 pitches thru 2.2 ip…

  106. Mickey Scheister says:

    Okay, that’s why Posada’s batting clean-up.

  107. Sarah says:

    Arod giving Gardy some tips on…what exactly?

  108. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    The Red Sox “are gritty and play hard and stuff.”

    Russell Martin has a bright future at ESPN after he retires.

  109. Sarah says:

    This game is full of baserunning adventures.

  110. S says:

    We still need another 8 runs

  111. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Michael Kay, you are crazy.

  112. Sarah says:

    There goes the CGSO.

  113. Karl Krawfid says:

    Man I hate AJ.

  114. MannyGeee says:

    Shitty.. I dislike that Ellsburry kid.

  115. Urban says:

    F-U and your batshit-crazy ideas, Mr. Kay.

  116. swishers fauxhawk says:


  117. CMP says:

    Here it comes. Get the pen up.

  118. Monteroisdinero says:

    Gotta believe Girardi plays everyone in this dh. Swish, Cano, Grandy, Tex, Nunez, Golson, Montero, Romine and Chavez in game 2.

    • Urban says:

      My guess is Chavez at third in the second game. Question is does Montero DH or do they catch him? Nunez will take over short. Maybe Golson in center.

      • Sarah says:

        Grandy will play center. Golson might play LF, although I would not be surprised to see Gardy play both games since he had 3 days off.

        • Urban says:

          You’re right. I forgot Grandy wasn’t playing in this game, so he will be in game two.

          If he does have Montero catch, then it’s possible Swisher DH’s and Golson goes to right. On the other hand, he may not play Golson at all if his goal is to keep the guys going to the postseason sharp. Golson isn’t going.

      • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

        Granderson will play. they won’t DH him.

      • MannyGeee says:

        I would assume Montero catches and A Rod as DH.

        • Urban says:

          I was going to add the possibility that A-Rod plays in both games and DH’s. They need to get him as many ABs as possible here since his timing is clearly off.

    • ED says:

      I would think so too. And I know I’m getting way ahead of myself, but can you imagine if the Yankees win both games? The Yankees are playing with AAAA lineups, have nothing important to play for, while the Sox are fighting for their playoff lives. Too funny.

  119. Widget says:

    Ellsbury is like totally on PEDs or some shit.

  120. Sarah says:

    Did Crawford just swing at AJ’s curve in the dirt?

  121. 27andCounting says:

    Taco Bellsbury is an irritating little twit.

  122. MannyGeee says:

    If any of you would have told me in April that Ellsbury would have more HRs than Gonzalez in September I woulda assumed that SOMEBODY made a call to Balco in the offseason… Jus sayin.

  123. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Michael Kay just put the hex on the whole game with his “AJ could get a start in the playoffs” foolishness.

    I was having a good afternoon till that one.

  124. Sarah says:

    I guess if AJ is going to walk someone, it may as well be Big Papi who isn’t likely to run.

  125. Urban says:

    Stop trying to put intent between AJ’s pitching, Michael.

  126. ArchStanton says:

    Does Jeter chew? Looked like he had some on his lips there during that closeup- kind of gross.

  127. Monteroisdinero says:

    Agon-that would have been off the monstuh!

  128. JT says:

    Right now the SAWKS clubhouse guy is furiously stitching Sucker to follow the mighty C on Tek’s jersey.

  129. Manny says:

    “Montero, 21, is hitting .346 (18-for-52) with four homers and 12 RBIs in 15 games for New York”

    15 games is roughly 1/10 of a season. So over a whole season Montero is projected to have 120 RBIs and 40HRs. I know sss, i don’t care.

  130. mbonzo says:

    4-1 RAYS!

  131. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Longoria hits a homer 4-1 Rays!!

  132. Karl Krawfid says:

    It’s gonna be a half game Michael Kay.

    Not one.

  133. Sarah says:

    Odd numbered inning, time to score some more runs.

  134. Greg says:

    How do we grade AJ today?

    • mbonzo says:

      I’d give him a B. He’s given up some hard hit balls and had some control issues, but the results have been nice against a great offense.

    • Urban says:

      I have to say, it’s impossible to grade AJ. He’s capable of shutting down a lineup of allstars, and then coughing up a ten-run lead against a team of AAA players.

      Is he good today? Is AJ good today? Is it both?

      Don’t know.

  135. Sarah says:

    Gardy makes that catch.

  136. mbonzo says:


  137. Karl Krawfid says:

    LOL Karl Krawfid

  138. FachoinaNYY says:

    So Montero has a higher fWAR (0.7) than Crawford (0.6)?

    I can’t believe that stat.

    And as I write this Crawford botches one.

  139. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    20.5M gold glover there.

  140. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    OK, I’m officially starting to feel a little bad for Crawford.

    • mbonzo says:

      Don’t forget how much money he’s getting to be Crawful.

    • FachoinaNYY says:

      I am too.

      Take away the fact that he is a RS and seemed to kill us in the past, he seems like a good guy.

      Though I guess you can’t feel that bad about a guy making that kinda money…

    • Sarah says:

      I read somewhere that the Tampa folks were surprised he signed with Boston, figuring he’d go out west to Anaheim or a NL team. I wonder if he wishes he’d done that now.

  141. LiterallyFigurative says:

    AJ Burnett….cruising?

    I know the game is meaningless to the Bombers, but we HAVE to win this one.

  142. Xstar7 says:

    Lol Crawford. What a huge disappointment he’s been.

  143. MannyGeee says:

    6 more years Of that, Red Sox Nation…. Enjoy Carl Crawford…

  144. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Shift fail

  145. MannyGeee says:

    Wow. What a limp dick September this has become for Boston….

  146. Xstar7 says:

    Nice A-Rod, nice. Looks like Jeter was out though.

  147. Willy says:

    Lately whenever Michael Kay goes to Bob Lorenz, I’m hearing nothing and seeing a different video feed (just now it was focused on Francona). Is that happening for anyone else? I’m watching on

  148. MannyGeee says:

    Off topic…. Chris Johnson is FUCKING KILLING my fantasy season…

  149. Jesse says:

    Ha, that’d be funny if this was Wakefield’s last major league game. That’d be two Boston greats to end their career at Yankee Stadium with a rough outing (Pedro Game 6 in 2009).

  150. Jesse says:

    I’m calling another homer by Jorge.

  151. LiterallyFigurative says:

    “That Gawddamn Dahkie screwed us again. Yawkie woulda nevah signed Kahrl Krawfid! Ay Fitzy, grab me a Bastin Lahger!”


  152. MannyGeee says:

    Jorge getting a little hungry after the pounding he gave Wake

  153. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    I wonder where Eric Ortiz is now…

    • Jesse says:

      He probably moved onto football and I wouldn’t be surprised if he said that the Patriots would go 19-0 and Brady throw for 60 TD’s and 6,000 yards.

  154. Urban says:

    Tim Wakefield means one thing to me: Aaron Boone.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

      Wakefield is a real class act, one of the few Sox that I’ve ever really liked.

      I’ll miss him when he’s gone (especially because the Yanks have always handled him pretty well.)

  155. Sarah says:

    The sad part about Wakefield being out of the game is the basepath adventures will probably be reduced.

  156. Jesse says:

    Off Topic: Tom Brady has thrown two picks in his last two passes.

    /Minor Miracle

  157. Karl Krawfid says:

    Miguel Cabrera just took the lead for the batting title.

  158. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    My list would be:

    1. Rangers
    2. Tigers
    3. Angels

  159. flamingo says:

    Well, Ellsbury has Burnett’s number…

  160. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why the fuck are you giving him an 0-2 fastball?

  161. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Tacoby Bellsbury

  162. Sarah says:

    If Ellsbury is the sum total of Boston’s offense right now…

  163. Jesse says:

    My God, he has 30 HR and 100 RBI.

    Btw, he’s the second player in MLB History to have 100 RBI’s from the leadoff spot. Can you name the other?

  164. Hummingbird S. says:

    just walk him goddamnit

  165. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Giving up a Homerun = Bad

    Giving up a solo Homerun = Not a big deal

  166. Bronx Byte says:

    Don’t give Burnett another inning. It’s his normal implosion time.

  167. Tut says:

    Ellsbury has had a Battista like increase in power

  168. Sarah says:

    Pedroia’s beard is growing down his neck, making him look like the midget werewolf. Or a koala.

  169. Greg says:

    In all only one guy hurt Burnett today. That’s ok

  170. Willy says:

    Once again, no Bob Lorenz… anybody else noticing this?

  171. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gardner is gonna end up on the bench in the playoffs.

  172. flamingo says:

    .300 for Jeter?

  173. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    .300 hitter!

  174. Rey22 says:

    Wow, he made it to .300. Amazing.

  175. Xstar7 says:

    Numbah 2, Dereck Jeetah is hitting .300

  176. 27andCounting says:

    Where did all the Jeter haters go?

  177. Xstar7 says:

    That shift they had on Ortiz sure made a difference didn’t it?

  178. Karl Krawfid says:

    Give it all back AJ.

  179. Stratman9652 says:

    I would have called it a day after 6 strong but alright, this can’t possibly end badly.

  180. Sarah says:

    AGon 3 GIDP today? Nice.

  181. Hummingbird S. says:


  182. Xstar7 says:

    That was a Teixieran play by Laird.

  183. mbonzo says:

    Damn Laird.

  184. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    AGon can’t catch a break against the Yankees can he?

  185. Sarah says:

    Am I correct that AJ has not bounced a curve yet?

  186. LiterallyFigurative says:

    AJ Burnett….The lowly Yankees 6th starter pitching a complete game against the greatest thing since the ’27 Yankees? Is it possible?

  187. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Good time for AJ’s best start in 2 months.

  188. Xstar7 says:

    Giants regain the lead over the Eagles!!!


  189. Rey22 says:

    Anyone else concerned if AJ keeps this game up he might get a postseason start?

  190. first time lawng time says:

    Okay, time to take AJ out.

  191. Hummingbird S. says:

    OK, great job by AJ now get him outta there

  192. Mickey Scheister says:

    Where are these “high” pitches missing? They look right at the belt buckle.

  193. Xstar7 says:

    AJ is not going to start game three, Kay.

  194. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    They need to take him out for Ellsbury

  195. Sarah says:

    And here’s Joe.

  196. Xstar7 says:

    AJ deserves a round of applause. Well done.

  197. first time lawng time says:

    Standing ovation for AJ. Awww that’s so nice to see!

  198. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That was a 16.5 million dollar performance.

  199. Finster says:

    Great day for AJ, and great crowd reaction when he left.

  200. Sarah says:

    I’m a little bit excited/happy for AJ. He done good today.

  201. Stratman9652 says:

    As frustrating and downright bad as AJ can be, there is no pitcher I am happier to see have a good game.

  202. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Badass acknowledgment to the crowd. Shades of Judd Nelson from the Breakfast Club.

  203. Karl Krawfid says:

    Beast mode D-Rob

  204. S says:

    Houdini with the changeup

  205. Xstar7 says:

    Tacoby didn’t stand a chance against D-Rob

  206. FachoinaNYY says:

    Did Kay mean top 10 MVP for the Yanks or for the league for Robertson?!?

  207. Rainbow Connection says:

    Also, New York’s only true team, The Bills, is beating the Pats (sorry to the Jersey Jets and Jersey Giants).

  208. Jesse says:

    Brady with 4 picks!!!!


  209. whozat says:

    Injury delay on gameday…? Anyone know what’s up?

  210. Karl Krawfid says:

    Man Singelton is so much better than Kay.

  211. Sarah says:

    AGon looks miserable.

  212. Urban says:

    If this hold scores and AJ gets the win, it will be his first win against the Red Sox since joining the Yankees.

  213. mustang says:

    Yanks beating Sox


    Giants kill the Engels and brake Vicks hand.

    I’m having a REAL good fucking day!!!

  214. LiterallyFigurative says:

    And for the night cap…..John Lackey!

    The Nation reeks of confidence.

  215. flamingo says:

    DRob’s velocity is back up…

  216. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Ballgame over! Yankees win! Boston sucks!

  217. Sarah says:

    DRob is such a beast.

  218. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Can’t wait for Lackey tonight.

  219. Stratman9652 says:

    I hope somebody pies AJ Burnett after that start. Very nice.

  220. Finster says:

    WOW, its amazing watching a team as good as the redsox be this bad. If I was a Sox fan, I dont think I could bring myelf to watch the game tonight. Lackey could go along way towards redeem himself by pitching a shutdown game tonight. It is such a huge start, as big as any postseason start save for game 7 of the WS. You really have to think if the sox loose game 2 tonight, they are finished. If they win there is still a good chance they get to the post season.

    • Rick says:

      Funny you should mention Game 7 of the World Series, since Lackey is the only active pitcher to have won a WS Game 7. Obviously he’s not the same guy now, but still.

  221. Xstar7 says:


  222. Robert says:

    Bills win, Boston teams could go 0-4 this weekend.

  223. FachoinaNYY says:

    Crazy NY Area sports day… wow.

    Hopefully Lackey doesn’t have a redeeming start ala-AJ tonight.

  224. Urban says:

    Did YES show Mo’s ceremony honoring his record-breaking saves before the start of the game?

  225. Monteroisdinero says:

    I like our 2nd game guys more but YCPB. Montero has caught Nova before.

    • Finster says:

      Have to think Montero is going to catch in Game 2. I mean if he is going to be the back up catcher for the playoffs, getting him some time behind the plate seems to be a good idea. I know the odds of him catching in the playoffs are none barring injury but you never know.

      • Jesse says:

        He’s DHing. Romine catching.

        • Finster says:

          He must be a shitty catcher. If they wont give him a start behind the plate in an absolutely meaningless game. Hopefully, they find him a new position this offseason, right field/1B maybe….hes too young to lock up the DH spot with guys like Jeter and A-rod needing breathers at that spot.

          • Monteroisdinero says:

            He isn’t. Joe must not want to risk injury. Only reason I can think of.

            • Finster says:

              I dont know about that. They have seemed to want no part of him behind the plate since he came up, even using Romaine as a defensive replacement for him. As well as giving Posada a start, even with the concussion issues. I cant make a judgement on what kind of catcher he having nothing to go off of, but the actions of the Yankees seem to be saying alot, in my opinon.

          • Mister Delaware says:

            Hmm … think we might have a 1B for a while. RF locked through next year too.

            • Finster says:

              Yep, I realize that. I wouldnt expect him to be full time at either place, but another way to get his bat in the lineup if A-rod or jeter need a day off from the field. A way to get him another 20 games or so. It seems pretty clear his minor league career is over, and if they wont let him catch meaningless games in September, I dont see whats going to change during the offseason that they let him catch meaningful games next year.

  226. mustang says:

    The lineup for Game 2

    Eduardo Nunez SS
    Curtis Granderson CF
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Mark Teixeira 1B
    Nick Swisher RF
    Eric Chavez 3B
    Jesus Montero DH
    Chris Dickerson LF
    Austin Romine C

    • Jesse says:

      I can see at least six or seven runs out of that lineup against Lackey.

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      I think Golson did something to tick Joe off. He should get a start. Dickerson ain’t that good.

      • Urban says:

        Golson’s worse.

        He doesn’t have anything against Golson, but he’s not giving him any playing time since he’s only playing players who have a shot at the postseason roster. Golson right now has none. His role from last year (speedy pinch runner) is taken.

        It’s been nice, Greg.

    • mustang says:

      Have to give it to Joe he is not making it easy for them at all.

  227. Monteroisdinero says:

    Joe’s platoon brain saps me sometimes.

    • Jimmy McNulty says:

      It’s pretty much “House Money, but some of our regulars still need to stay fresh” I doubt it’s platooning or anything more than giving someone a day off or making sure their guys aren’t rusty for October.

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