Sep
28

Game 162: End of the line

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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

This is always a sad day. I swear, the season goes by faster and faster every year. Here’s the lineup, for the first five or so innings anyway…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B – still going to bat third against lefties
Robinson Cano, DH
Alex Rodriguez, 3Bscratched because the knee is acting up
Nick Swisher, RF
Andruw Jones, LF
Jesus Montero, C
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Brandon Laird, 3B

Dellin Betances, SP

The game starts at 7pm ET and can be seen on YES  locally  or ESPN nationally. Enjoy the last meaningless game of 2011.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Sheepmeister

    Jesus at C. Its a Christmas miracle!!!!!!!!

    • dkidd

      and a rosh hashanah miracle!

      /jews for jesus’d

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        cracking up

      • Erica

        L’chaim! L’Jesus!

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I lol’d

      • Adam Parker

        Ok, so I wanted to print some Jews for Jesus (Montero) tshirts but my wife thought it was a bad idea and noone would get it.

    • jjyank

      At a night class tonight so won’t be able to watch. Really hope he can hack it as a C at least 3 times a week going forward.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I’m only 18 years old and the season goes by WAY too fast. Wonder how much faster it goes when I get older…

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Depends on how much shit you have to do.

    • jjyank

      I’m 23 and it flew. Not looking forward to growing old lol

      • The Big City of Dreams

        By the time you get old they’ll have a pill you can take

    • CBean

      too fast. i swear it was just April.

    • Erica

      It seems to fly by faster and faster each year and I’m only 24. What gives, life? Slow it down a little bit.

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        When you are 5, and a year goes by it is 20% of your life and feels like it. When you are 50 and a year goes by it is 2% of your life and feels like it.

        #Nukestheoryofrelativity

        • Erica

          My brain just got nuked.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          That’s actually a proven thing. http://everything2.com/user/Pr.....with%20age

          • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

            My brain just got nuked. I’ve always believed in a collective consciousness…but this is ridiculous.

            • Chen Meng Wang

              One of the reason’s it would suck to be immortal http://www.cracked.com/article.....death.html (shameless plug for the website I just signed on to write for)

              • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

                I bookmarked it. Very cool.

          • Erica

            YES! I love learning! (No, this is not sarcasm.)

    • Bill

      Same here. It seems they never last as much as the first season that you really watch baseball.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    And now Alex is out with a sore right knee

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Call up DBJ for this game!

      • The Big City of Dreams

        Why not can’t hurt.

        #Yankeesneedtogetyounger

    • Monteroisdinero

      If this is true, I say good. Just do nothing for 48 hours and try to be healthy for Friday. He is so fragile. These next 6-or is it 7?-years are going to $UCK.

      Now put Montero at cleanup and get on with the future.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        You can’t wait for the day to hear batting 4th Jesus Montero. It will be like a dream.

        *waits for MID to say not a dream….a reality.*

  • Erica

    A-Rod scratched. Le sigh.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So is Jeter going to DH? Nuñez at short stop?

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

    Dellin Betances throwing his first major league start being caught by Jesus Montero, the potential of the Red Sox being knocked out of the playoffs (or at least have to play a game 163 tomorrow) in a few hours, and Old Man Jeter’s last stand at hitting .300 on the year. What a way to end the season.

    • Erica

      It’s poetry, y’know?

      God, I love baseball.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      I picked a horrible night to have dinner with my brother.

      • CBean

        tell your brother you don’t love him that much and go home and watch the game.

      • Jesus Freak

        I picked the wrong week to stop using amphetamines.

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

        • Chen Meng Wang

          one of the funniest movies of all time.

  • Pants Lendel-stros.

    Dellin’s continued development is what I’m looking forward to the most… Oh and some kind of uptick in velocity for Hughes would be nice as well.

    I’m assuming that the regs(except Montero obviously) will play a few innings and call it night. Other than that tonight should make a very exciting night of baseball.

  • jjyank

    I work nights and go to class at night, so I haven’t been able to see Jesus catch. You guys think he’s capable back there?

    • Jesus Freak

      He’s no Carlton Fisk Ryan Lavarnway.

      • jjyank

        lol. seriously though, can he fake it like Piazza or Posada or V-Mart, etc.? I just think his value sky rockets if he can catch at least 3-4 days a week, but I have yet to actually see games he catches in.

        • The Big City of Dreams

          He needs work which is not a surprise but he’s not as bad as ppl make it out to be.

  • Jesus Freak

    Meanwhile, the heroic, gritty, Greatest.Team.Evah.Assembled.®™ takes on the 3rd worse team in all of baseball.

    What an even match-up!

    • jjyank

      Should be easy for them, they’re better than the 1927 Yanks, ya know.

    • Sheepmeister

      you’re right, the orioles should spot them 3 runs.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Haha, loving this.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    According to Mitch Williams, this is a must win for the Yankees because they “don’t match up with the Rays!!!”

    • ArchStanton

      Well, duh, they’ve lost the last two games to them! ;)

      Guess he missed them taking 3 of 4 with everything to play for on Tampa’s part last week…..

    • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

      I don’t know who’s a bigger idiot, him or Reynolds.

      • Bill

        I would say Reynolds. He being the one that said the Yankees wouldn’t make the playoffs if they didn’t acquire a number-two starter at the deadline.

    • Jesus Freak

      A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • Guest

    The lineup against lefties is…sick. The sickness factor is increased when you look at how much better Jeter, Swish, and Tex are against lefties than they are against righties.

    Then when you factor in how much better the righty platoon guys (Jones and Montero)are against lefties than the lefty platoon guys (Posada and Gardner) are against righties…you can see why they are 36-16 against lefties.

    I think the Yanks have 5(!) guys who have a .900+ OPS against lefties (Jeter, Swisher, Grandy, Tex, Jones). That list does not include Montero (for SSS reasons), but he has a 1.282 OPS against lefties so far. And Robbie Cano’s OPS against lefties? .896.

    So, that’s five “against lefty regulars” with a .900+ OPS (all with well over 120 ABs against lefties), a young masher with a SSS 1.282 OPS against lefties, and a seventh guy with a .896 OPS. A-Rod is the EIGHTH best hitter against against lefties in this lineup, and its not particularly close. That’s INSANE.

    By comparison, in the vs. righty lineup, only Grandy is above .900 against righties ( eeking by at .902 ), only Grandy and Cano are above .850, and five guys that are sub .800 (Tex, Swish, Gardner, Martin, and Jeter at an eye-popping .668).

    Honestly, I think they’re lefty/righty splits are so pronounced that it would be a non-insignificant advantage if they played the Rangers over the Tigers. (Understanding that five game playoffs are a crap shoot and anything can and will happen in such a random sample).

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m so fucking pumped they gave this start to Dellin and didn’t just do like Proctor, Laffey, Ayala, Valdes for 2 innings each. Made an awesome day for baseball even more awesome.

    You did good, Joe.

  • Ethan

    I want to watch this game so badly but have so much work to do. College really sucks sometimes.

    • Ethan

      My predictions: Betances throws a perfect game, the RS win and the Rays miss the post season. :p

      • Chen Meng Wang

        If this happens I swear I will come to your college and go streaking all over campus.

        • Ethan

          You’ll be a little cold seeing as I’m up in canada lol

    • Jesus Freak

      Which college?

      • Ethan

        Acadia University, it’s in Canada.

    • nedro

      College sucks? You’re not doing it right. Spoken like a man without kids, a job, a house, a wife…

      • Ethan

        No college only sucks when I have this much work and am missing a Yankees game. I love college when I’m not swamped with work.

  • jjyank

    DId they not do the player manager thing this year?

    • Jetrer

      Joe said they wouldn’t do it if the game still meant something for Tampa

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

    That “strike three” to Jeter was low and inside.

  • Dela G

    I had no idea that Alfredo Simon threw 96. Damn

    • Cy Pettitte

      he’s got “killer” stuff

      • Greg

        Bad touch.

        /mst3k’d

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Derek, let me say one more time, thank you for an amazing season. I remember I said after your 3,000th hit game I said “Now somebody remind him it’s not 2001 anymore.” I’m not going to lie, I thought you where done. Thank you again for proving me wrong.

  • Guest

    25th SB!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Remember the year Soriano missed 40/40 by one homer? That was really early in my actual yankee fanhood.

      • Pat D

        Yea, and then he pressed trying to get the 40th homer, never got it, and was all kinds of fucked up in the playoffs.

    • Ethan

      That just reminded me, do the Yankees still lead in SB and HRs? If they did at the end of the season wouldn’t it be the first time that happened in a while?

      • Greg

        THey are currently third in stolen bases.

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

    Let’s make a deal. The Yankees will let the Rays win if they let Granderson steal the six bases he needs to go 30-30.

    • Sarah

      Only if they let Gardy get #50 as part of the deal.

  • Kevin G.

    Did the Rays even sellout their World Series games?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I don’t know, but they were about 2,000 short of a sellout for the 3 playoff games at the Trop last year.

  • TomH

    I have a bad feeling about the Arod scratching. It may help explain the poor quality of his swings recently

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

    Fuck you Zobrist!

  • dalelama

    Hopefully the delicate Arod will be so wonderful to grace us with his presence this post season. How a guy who has done so little can have a sore knee is beyond me. What a waste of cash he is.

    • Guest

      2009 playoffs say hello (so do the 2005 and 2007 MVP seasons). Have the Yanks overpaid A-Rod? Hell yes. Is his contract stupid? Of course.

      But he hasn’t been a waste of cash. Far, far from it. (Now for the years 2014-2017…things might get ugly).

      • Chen Meng Wang

        You must be unaware, when there’s nothing wrong in Yankeeland some fans fall back on the old favorite: hate on A-Rod.

      • Tom

        At least his salary is going down in those years (unless he’s breaking HR records)

  • Cy Pettitte

    uhhhh oh they’re choking

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

    Oops.

    • Grit for Brains

      YES network blowin up your spot w/ the screen drill coverage!

  • Rey22

    Good thing Proctor is on deck later today to hand the lead back to the Rays.

  • Guest

    Ben Buckner.

  • Widget

    damn it why is Cano so damn good :)

  • Hall and Nokes

    If we’re going to win this I’d like it to be on awesome plays and not total fail from the Rays.

  • Greg

    Does Lester throw a sinker regularly?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I think his main 3 pitches are his 4-seam, 2-seam/sinker, cutter.

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

    Betancessssssssss

    • Jetrer

      BBBBBBBBetances

  • Rey22

    Still overthrowing.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      yep. you can see it’s still a work in progress…

  • TomH

    If the Rays can’t take advantage of the Betances/Montero combo, they deserve to finish out of the money.

  • karel capek

    2001: A David Cone Odyssey

    We start off with monkeys and bones. Thus Spoke Zarathustra is playing in the background. A monkey picks up a bone while another throws a rock at it. The monkey swings the bone like a club…and it’s a swing and a miss! The monkey threw the first perfect game! That was David Cone’s ancestor. The monkey throws the bone in the air and…it turns into a train!

    Yes now it’s clips of Buster Keaton’s silent classic The General. Then yada yada yada David Cone is eating dinner and spills his drink. Then he’s old and in bed. Then he points to a giants baseball card of himself. Then he’s a catcher’s mitt or something. Dun na na! Dun na na! Dun na na na na dun na na na na!

    Cone then meets a computer named Al. “Al open the booth doors.” “I’m sorry Dave I can’t do that.” “Al open the booth doors!” Daisy….daisy…give me your answer…do….

    The End.

    • a.hinds

      ill do anything to understand this reference.
      watch 2001 space odyssey i know, but
      do i really have to read the zarathustra.
      and the buster keaton flick.
      but wait.. whats the point?
      help man.

  • Greg

    WHo is further along in development Dellin or Manny?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      With out looking anything up i’d guess Dellin. He’s three years older, and has been in the system for three more years.

      • Greg

        Then we might have some trouble.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Nah, I think they are both at least a year away from getting a legit shot at the 25 man.

    • jjyank

      Manny I believe. He’s supposed to be more polished, just younger and not on the 40-man.

  • Tom

    Can’t catch the game (thank you ESPN for this game being the only one of the four games they aren’t showing)…

    Is Betances still all over the place?

  • Heisenberg

    I think Kruk just said that one of the reasons that Joyce hit the 3 run homer was because of the triple lay the inning before.

    Also Longoria is a good hitter because he took a big cut at a 3-1 pitch.

    • Heisenberg

      whoa..

      *play

      although

    • Chen Meng Wang

      John Kruk: Terrible at analysis.

  • Cy Pettitte

    yay Dellin

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit Dellin is throwing some nasty offspeed stuff.

  • Naved

    Back to back K’s. NICE!

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

    Wow, that was a great pitch to put away Damon.

    Dammit.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Damnit it right. I tuned into the other game for a second and miss it.

  • Heisenberg

    Butterflies gone.

  • Skip

    That’s some nasty stuff right there. Give the kid another year of AAA to work on his command and we’ll see him at some point again next year.

  • BK2ATL

    Good job, Dellin. Welcome to the MLB. 1st successful inning as a starter. Kid has some pitches and movement when he settles down.

  • RaeGun

    Still at least a year away, but I’m liking what I am seeing from Dellin.

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

    Robbed

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Bossman, it’s not cool to steal from Jesus.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      See, Mo smites you for stealing from Jesus

  • Cy Pettitte

    BJ y u do this to Jesus?

  • Jetrer

    Robbing Jesus
    Upton you shalt go straight to hell

  • Pat D

    I think I’ve decided that I need to stop reading or listening to anything on ESPN, ESPN.com or MLBN until after the postseason.

    I just find something every day that annoys me.

    Today, for example, Jayson Stark gave out his awards. Here were his choices for manager of the year.
    AL: 1) Maddon 2) Leyland 3) Scioscia
    NL: 1) Gibson 2) Manuel 3) LaRussa

    My head nearly exploded. Manuel? LaRussa? SCIOSCIA?!?!?!

    • JimIsBored (Jim S)

      I think I’ve decided that I need to stop reading or listening to anything on ESPN, ESPN.com or MLBN until after the postseason.

      FTFY

      • Pat D

        Yea, but that would meaning not reading Keith Law, and never watching Prime 9 or QuickPitch, which, let’s face it, is good for someone like me who works a late shift and just wants baseball highlights.

        • JimIsBored (Jim S)

          Yeah I know. I wasn’t really being serious.

          I do use those networks for highlights, but I do have to be careful not to stray to ESPN NY or ESPN Boston.

          • Pat D

            Oh, yea, anytime I click a link and find myself on those pages, I immediately click back.

    • Greg

      LaRussa makes sense a bit because the Cardinals lost Adam Wainwright at the beginning of the season and nobody thought they would be in this position.

      • Pat D

        Eh……….I don’t think so. I think his stupid moves have cost the Cardinals at least a few games. Like Monday night’s, for example.

    • jjyank

      Girardi may not win, and he may not deserve to win, but I do think he’s gotta be top 3.

      • Pat D

        He won’t win, he might deserve to win, and he probably won’t be top 3.

        Remember, Joe Torre only won MOY once. That was in 1998, and IT WASN’T EVEN UNANIMOUS!

    • David, Jr.

      Scioscia I don’t understand. Leyland is logical. Can’t argue with it. Madden is a contender, aided by the Dustin Pedroia scrappy, common man bullshit.

      Girardi should at least be there instead of Scioscia, at a minimum. His best player missed a good part of the year. All kinds of pitching oddities to manage. Jeter hurt.

      Typical anti Yankee b.s, like when Jeter lost to Morneau for MVP. To a guy that thinks like this, the big payroll means that they have to win 120 games for Joe to be in the top three.

  • BK2ATL

    1 or 2 more innings of Betances, then bring in Hughes or Brackman.

  • TomH

    If the Sox are trying to make a deal for a tomorrow-night pitcher, someone should be in a position to take ‘em to the cleaners

    • Jetrer

      if they are tied with Tampa, would the Rays be able to block a deal with a waiver claim?

      • Tom

        No…. any trade at this point would be around pitchers that already had cleared waivers.

    • Sarah

      I think SF should call and offer Zito.

      • TomH

        Kay mentioned — I THINK — Bruce Chen

        • Tom

          Chen was the one mentioned – Ken Rosenthal reported that the Red Sox were thinking about it.

          It’s apparently dead. Also he was scheduled to start today so the Red Sox would have had to pull the trigger before knowing whether there would be a game tomorrow.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie helmet off double. lol.

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

    162 games later and they still haven’t gotten a helmet for Nunez that fits.

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

    David Price is a Red Sox fan.

  • Cy Pettitte

    so conflicted. I like and want to see the kids do well but the Rays just can’t lose this game.

    • Sarah

      They can if Boston loses.

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

        Boston isn’t going to lose to Alfredo Simon.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Alfredo Simon is being Alfredo Simon.

  • rconn23

    Red Sox about to blow it open. This is awful. For all the nights for Price not to have anything.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Girardi needs to take the foot off the pedal now. Get this starters out of there.

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

      He needs to get Scott Proctor in this game YESTERDAY.

  • rconn23

    The way Price is throwing, I think Granderson is about to hit one out. I can’t believe this.

  • jon

    i dont think i ever wanted the grandy man to hit a homer

  • DERP

    David Ortiz LOL

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Hit one of your pop ups, Teix. Buck IBBing Agon in the 3rd inning again.

  • JimIsBored (Jim S)

    O’s one out away from getting out of the jam with just 1 run…

  • jon

    well at least this is the kinda thing that gets a team rolling if price gets out of it

  • Kevin G.

    Yay?

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

    WTF TEX

  • Cy Pettitte

    really not good……

  • Erica

    Oh shit Tex.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Really Mark…Really?

  • Jetrer

    god dammit Tex

  • Guest

    Aaaaaand that’s a tex message I wish had never been sent.

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

    No postseason for you!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Proctor can give up 5 runs can’t he?

  • Skip

    Well then. Time to warm up Scott Proctor.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    NO! NO! Girardi you idiot.

    • Skip

      LOL. How are you serious?

  • Ivan

    Sooooo ummmmm should I be happy.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Damn, right down the middle. Now we can only hope the O’s win.

  • bobtaco

    C’mon O’s.

  • Greg

    Blame the Rays. Just couldnt get it done.

  • e

    fuck you tex seriously

    • Greg

      Shut up

  • Hall and Nokes

    Well, sorry Rays. Enjoy the winter.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Teixeira has had a shitty year.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    It’s all up to Alfredo Simon and the Baltimore Os now.

    • Sarah

      Still only 1-0 Boston. Lester giving up hits, maybe there’s hope.

  • BK2ATL

    Now Tex???? Now???

    Guess I gotta go back to rooting for Baltimore tonight.

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

    Way to step it up David Price…..

    The Orioles really need to win now.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Lets go O’s

  • Champagne_whores

    Dont worry Proctor can give up a five run lead as fast as shit through a goose.

    • trueblue

      +1000000000000

  • RaeGun

    Tex hits a grand slam and he still gets called out. Haha.. This is fun.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Rays can still win this. Girardi just needs to have Proctor and Laffey pitch the rest of the game. Come on Joe!

  • JimIsBored (Jim S)

    This is bizarro RAB right now.

  • Pat D

    I actually want the Red Sox in the postseason. Simply because then the Yankees can get revenge at least twice.

    As I see it, the Yankees owe the following teams:
    Rangers (2010), Indians (2007), Tigers (2006), Angels (2005), Red Sox (2004), Marlins (2003), Diamondbacks (2001), Dodgers (1981), Royals (1980), Reds (1976), Cardinals (1964) and Pirates (1960).

    REVENGE!!!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Doesn’t 2009 count as revenge against the Angels?

      • Pat D

        That was only revenge for 2002. 2005 must still be avenged!

    • Heisenberg

      This is awesome.

      Well done.

    • Erica

      *Dr Evil laugh*

  • http://Www.or.ly MeGustaMontero (JM)

    Aaaaaaand Boston is in the playoffs…

    • Erica

      Aaaaand you doubt The Fightin’ Showalters.

      • http://Www.or.ly MeGustaMontero (JM)

        If they had pitching I would have faith in them but they literally have nobody I have confidence in holding a slim lead.

        • Erica

          This universe works in mysterious ways… have faith!

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Why does everyone want the Rays to win? The Red Sox need to be in the playoffs. Morons on RAB.

    And any “fan” whoever roots against their team to win is not a fan, I don’t care what the situation is. Go root for the Mets.

    • Jetrer

      it is a completely meaningless game
      any fan who gets hung up on whether a team wins or loses a completely meaningless game is a moron. Go join your friends at Citifield.

      • Thomas Cassidy

        I’m a Yankees fan, moron.

        People are bitching about Tex hitting a grand slam. I don’t want them to lose, I want the Sox in the playoffs.

        Who would you people rather face, Boston or Tampa Bay in the ALCS?

        This is why you people sit around on RAB all day.

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

          Grow up and stop calling each other names.

          I have no interest in facing the Red Sox in the ALCS. There are no Kyle Weilands and Andrew Millers in the playoffs.

          • Thomas Cassidy

            If there are no Weilands or Millers in the playoffs, then why would they be pitching every five days when they are fighting for a spot? It’s the best Boston ahs right now.

        • Jetrer

          “you people”
          you’re here too idiot

          “I’m a Yankees fan, moron.”
          I realize that, I was saying you should switch to join the other morons at Citifield.

          “Who would you people rather face, Boston or Tampa Bay in the ALCS?”

          Both are tough teams. Boston is more talented. Tampa is playing slightly better. Both are capable of beating the Yankees. The Yankees are also capable of beating both teams.

    • jon

      maybe because those fans realize that the red sox are a massively superior team than the rays and if they get hot again could easily win the WS?

      • Thomas Cassidy

        You know pitching usually wins, right? Beckett is barely healthy, and Lester has sucked. You wanna face Price-Hellickson-Shields? Good luck.

        • Jetrer

          How’s Price doing today??

  • Tyrion Lannister

    I’m not even sure Lefty Williams could blow this one. It’s all up to the Os.

    • Zooboy

      That may be true, but Lefty was no Scott Proctor.

      • Pat D

        Was the life of Proctor’s wife threatened?

  • Champagne_whores

    Where is Mitre when we really need him?

  • Guest

    I have to say, that was the strangest feeling I have had as a Yankee fan. To be genuinely upset that a Yankee hit a grand slam.

    I have always prided myself on the fact that, as a Yankee fan, I cared way more about the Yanks doing well than the Sox doing poorly, while our friends to the north had an irrational hatred for the Yanks that surpassed all else, including their love for the Sox.

    And now, here I am, upset that a struggling Yankee hit a grand slam off a good pitcher. In a game that’s meaningless for the Yanks, but still.

    Am I becoming…one of them? (Shudders).

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

    well the rays’ fans are dead silent

    wow

  • U Thant

    It’s like I’ve stepped into an alternite universe.

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for 7 innings of Proctor.

  • ItsATarp

    Not the yanks job to hand the Rays a play off spot. If they wanted one then they should play better. Price choking is his fault, not Tex’s or the yanks doing what they do…which is win.

  • RaeGun

    How is THAT a ball?

  • mt

    Scoring 8 runs agaisnt Lester and now 5 runs against Price – it seems that we do really rake lefthanders, even elite ones.

    Problem: Detroit has only righthanded starters (Texas, on other hand, is starting lefthander Holland after lefthander Wilson).

    • Sarah

      Remember a few weeks ago when the Yanks clobbered King Felix? I think he’s a pretty good RHP.

      And just last week, didn’t they beat Big Game James Shields?

      anything can happen in October, but I’m not going to stress about whether the opponent’s rotation is LHP or RHP. I only want the Yanks to face Texas so I can go to the game next week.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dellin can’t be good for more than 50 or so pitches, can he?

    • jon

      why not? he started all year should be able to throw 80-100

      • Cy Pettitte

        he’s been in the pen for a month though, I don’t think they can push him that far

    • Jetrer

      Joe said 2-3 innings likely

  • rconn23

    You can’t blame the Yankees. Price has to compete better than this.

  • Sarah

    I was going to say Lester is being pretty efficient so far, but he did just walk the leadoff guy in the 3rd. Maybe this is the beginning of the Os come back.

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

    man that hit his ass hard

    wow

    • Champagne_whores

      Dont worry
      Plenty of cushion

  • SevenAces

    Don’t count the Fighting Showalters out of it yet.

  • Tom

    Sutcliffe (doing the ESPN Bos/Balt game) is a damn idiot.

    “Worst case Lester needs to hand the ball to Papelbon” (Worst case?)
    “Bard has become an everday player” (he’s pitched 10 times in Sept)

  • Champagne_whores

    They should have let Igawa pitch this game.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    2-1 ORIOLES!!!

  • Skip

    2 Run HR for JJ Hardy. Baltimore up 2-1

  • Tyrion Lannister

    GET OUT OF THAT PARK! 2-1 OS!!!!!

  • Tom

    2-1 B-more

  • Jetrer

    JJ!!!!!

  • Widget

    Baltimore wants to see a game 163.

  • Jesus Freak

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

    Lester gIveS up a 2-run tator!

  • Cy Pettitte

    JJ HARDY!!!!! YES WE HAVE A PULSE!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Why in the name of Mo would you throw a fastball in to JJ Hardy?

    either way FUCK YEAH HARDY!!!!!

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

    Hardy!

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

    LETS GO O’S!

  • rconn23

    It’s up to the O’s now. Tampa is dead in this game.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I love Gary Thorne.

  • Cy Pettitte

    get Price out of there, christ.

    • jon

      does it matter now? no way they come back just gotta root for the Os

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

    JJ Hardy! Was that a great acquisition for the Orioles or was that a great acquisition for the Orioles?

  • Champagne_whores

    Next inning i want proctor in
    Posada in cf
    Cc romine in lf
    Burnett in rf
    Its tampas only shot

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Nunez at C
      Laffey at short
      Ayala at 3rd
      Dickerson at 2nd

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Joe, please pull everybody. Last thing we need is somebody pulling something in a meaningless game #amirite?

  • Erica

    You know what?

    You guys are all awesome.

    Here we are, gathered on the last night of the season without a (baseball) care in the world until Friday. Rooting for the O’s, semi-sorta-not-really rooting for our team. This rocks.

    • jon

      its good to be the king (of the AL)

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

      Thomas Cassidy disagrees.

    • gargoyle

      Semi sorta nothing – I want to see Proctor in this game and the Rays to score 15 runs.

      • Erica

        Ohhhhhhh yeah, Proctor it up. This may be our only time to feel positively about him pitching in a game.

  • Eirias

    As always, the Orioles cleaning up our mess.

    /s

  • rconn23

    You have to pull Price. It’s like he’s on the take he’s pitching so poorly.

  • jon

    jones is about to swing out of his shoes

  • BK2ATL

    Hahaha!!! JJ Hardy to the rescue. Lester might fade fast after the adrenaline wears off. Let’s go Baltimore.

    Betances looks pretty damn decent. One more inning and I’m good. Another year in AAA to refine the command and we got ourselves another winner.

    Hughes for the 4th and 5th. Kontos for the 6th. Then it’s Proctor time. 5 runs in a hurry is right in his wheelhouse.

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

    nunez getting intentionally walked cracks me up

    • jon

      getting the bonds treatment

  • jon

    lol walking nuni?

    respect

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

    DAVID PRICE is intentionally walking EDUARDO NUNEZ.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Girardi is jizzing his pants over that.

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

    I can’t do anything but laugh at that IBB.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      and scratch your head…

  • Zooboy

    I half expected Nunez’s helmet to fly off as ball four sailed in.

  • Erica

    I feel bad for Price, because I kinda like him.

  • jon

    holy shit did you guys see dellin in the dugout? his hand made that bottle of gateraid look like a travel size one

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I’m starting to think both David Price and Alfredo Simon are Sox fans…

  • Champagne_whores

    I think knocking the rays off is a giant FU to maddon and how he has managed in the past. Agressive style play. Maybe cash and joey want the Sox in the ALCS.

  • jon

    if youre nunez do you ask for that ball? prob the only time in his life hes getting IBB

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

    Kontos in

    • jon

      so youre saying theres a chance

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Bring in Proctor dammit!!!!!

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

    are you fucking serious??

    calling a god damn balk?

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

      The umps are trying really hard to get their Red Sox into the postseason.

      • Jetrer

        it was legit

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

          Well Alfredo Simon is pretty godawful. The Red Sox are still gritty, gutty heroes for beating him up though.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fucking Simon balks.

  • jon

    a fucking balk?

  • mustang

    Wow!!!!

    this is painful

  • Cy Pettitte

    Simon let them tie it on a balk? wat?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yes a god damn balk.

    • Tom

      Sutcliff talking about how no other MVP’s can put themselves in scoring position like Ellsbury who’s scored 120 runs.

      Cabrera and Bautista have only score 80 runs…

      (waits, waits…)
      (Nope that’s it… noone close to Ellsbury in scoring runs)

      • Tom

        damn reply fail!

  • Cy Pettitte

    I wish YES could just do the postseason broadcast. that would make the postseason infinitely better.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      this x 100000000. I bet if the Red Sox make the playoffs TBS will have Don Orsillo call their ALDS.

  • Champagne_whores

    Jesus going to be in piazza class of defensive catchers

  • JoeyG

    So Girardi complains that there isn’t enough time to rest between the regular season and the playoffs, and in the final game of the year he doesn’t sit his regulars? Why aren’t Pena, Romine, Golson, and Dickerson playing. Why isn’t proctor going 9 innnings? Why was it okay to play them against the red sox but not the rays with a chance to control the Red sox’ fate. The Red Sox are the Yanks’ rival on the field, off the field, in business etc…Why aren’t they ensuring that the Red Sox have a more difficult time getting in the playoffs. Why is it okay to drive up the price on the Red Sox acquiring Crawford but not okay to totally tank it vs the Rays to ensure that the Sox at least have to play a playin game to get in the postseason. Someone explain this to me. Maybe I’m just crazy…

    • nedro

      Settle down, the scrubs will be in later. As for your other beef, it’s not their job to keep the Sox out of the playoffs. It’s Buck’s. On the other hand, he probably hates the Yankees more than your average Sox fan.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wouldn’t be a game in the Trop without something like that happening

  • Champagne_whores

    What is joe saving proctor for?

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

    great play by laird!

  • Will (the other one)

    Tampa’s stealing signs! Sound the alarms!!1!

  • http://www.twitter.com/hulkheyman HulkHeyman

    Whatching the orioles v. Red Sox game is completely annoying every time Ellsbury comes to the plate they refer to him as the league MVP.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Michael Kay: “we dated the same girl all season”

    Kim Jones: “you didn’t double up on me”

    AaronGuielWithASmile: *vomits*

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

      hahahahahahahaha

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Haha, that isn’t the first innuendo filled convo they’ve had.

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

      That’s pretty frisky of Kim.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    oooh it’s Laffey!! use the binder all you want tonight, Joe.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Joe G. managing like it’s game 7 of the triple-A world series.

  • Ethan

    Put in Proctor!

  • Champagne_whores

    Thank god laugher good for a three run inning .

  • Tyrion Lannister

    ESPN pushing Ellsbury for MVP.

    • Greg

      He has good stats. He’s had a great season.

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

        and he’s not the MVP

      • Tyrion Lannister

        So has Grandy but not one peep about him.

        • Greg

          The .265 batting average kills him though, sorry to say.

          • JoeyG

            It shouldn’t considering he leads the league in runs scored by a mile and as well as RBI and is 2nd in HRs.

            • Greg

              It shouldn’t, but it will.

        • Jesus Freak

          he’s not gritty.

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

            Of course not, he’s black.

            /this meme will never get old

    • http://www.twitter.com/hulkheyman HulkHeyman

      *Barf*

      • Pat D

        I’m not sure Hulk and Heyman would get along.

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

      Lol. They were pushing so hard for Verlander when it looked like no one from the Red Sox would get the award and now Ellsbury is their top choice because of a couple of clutch home runs against awful pitchers.

      Obvious bias is obvious

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

    TEXY!!

    WOOOO!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Have a day why don’t ya Tex.

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

    Have yourself a day, Tex.

  • Erica

    OMG WTF BBQ TEX

  • Sarah

    Tex is stat padding before the post-season.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix <3 Boston

  • Jetrer

    its a shame Tex likely won’t see any lefties in the first round

  • Across the pond

    So Tex is being annoying today :)

  • Chen Meng Wang

    And Ratface goes yard.

    • Pat D

      That reminds me of a Monty Python joke. A guy is introduced to another guy called “A Sniveling Little Rat-Faced Git.”

  • Sarah

    Effing Pedroia.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Simon has given up the lead. Rip Herschbeck a new one, Buck. Come on Os.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Proctor please!

  • Al

    So Tex blows his load in this game and goes Ofer in ALCS

  • Cy Pettitte

    Fuck that fucking munchkin Pedroia

  • Rey22

    Dammit Tex if there ever was a day for you to uselessly pop up like you have all year, it was today :/

  • Champagne_whores

    Ok another run and we will need burnett to pitch the rest of the game!

  • Justin

    of all the days Teix had to stop sending mile high popups to the infield….

    • yankees=warriors

      LOL, was kinda thinking the same thing.

  • rconn23

    Unreal. Tex will now go 0-12 in the first round.

  • ArchStanton

    This thing is getting close to being Proctor-proof….

  • rconn23

    At 6-0 Girardi should start pulling regulars.

  • BK2ATL

    Don’t AJ, Proctor, and Laffey need some work? Like right now.

    C’mon Buck. Get those kids focused again.

    • Greg

      Laffey’s in the game.

    • BK2ATL

      Oh shit, Laffey’s in.

  • Sarah

    What can we do to help the Os win?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      …give them some above average pitching.

  • Champagne_whores

    Here comes a rays rally and 3 runs

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    Damn Tampon Bay Rays…Boston-Texas it is :( I wish NY would have avoided Verlander

    • Jetrer

      still a shot, Detroit just tied their game and Texas is only up 1

  • Sarah

    The Os need some defense…

  • Widget

    Tampa only has themselves to blame if they miss the playoffs. They didn’t play that great of baseball down the stretch. Compare that to St. Louis. They’ve played lights out to get to today.

    • Greg

      +1000000000000

      So anybody actually foolish enough to blame the Yankees, Mark Teixeira or Girardi are nitwits.

    • Pat D

      Except for Monday.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Since September 1:

      Tampa: 16-9
      St. Louis: 16-8

      • Greg

        But they lost 2 of 3 to Baltimore and 3 of four to us. THe Baltimore series was the key.

  • yankees=warriors

    Seems like the Rays players are all trying to hit the big homerun, sad.

  • Kevin

    How about the fact the pither on the mound tonight will be 0-6 in September. THat’s why the Rays won’t make it to the post season..not because of Sunday night.

  • TomH

    I like Michael Kay but he spent way too much time this season talking about Vernon Wells and how Toronto avoided having to pay anything to dump him and his albatross contract.

    • Greg

      To be fair to Kay, it was a masterful job of clearing cap space by the Jays.

      • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

        What cap?

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Too many homeruns

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn Rays

  • TomH

    Damn, now they’re just piling on.

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

    That was just mean, Andruw.

  • Erica

    Uh hey there, Andruw!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Reynolds lead off double.

    • Greg

      now on third with one out.

      • Cy Pettitte

        out at home. fuck fuck fuck.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    it’s up to the Orioles.

  • yankees=warriors

    Hopefully , this is what we’ll see in the playoffs.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Andruw Jones had an unbelievable second half. That pickup ended up working out really well for us.

  • Tom

    I find the narrative before the games today “the Yankees should think twice about helping TB and that pitching rotation” to be kind of funny.

  • James A

    Girardi should be fired. This is just an unacceptable performance for a must-lose game.

    • Jetrer

      Girardi Maddon should be fired. This is just an unacceptable performance for a must-lose win game.

  • BK2ATL

    This game is over. Thanks Tex and now Andruw. Also, how about the fact that our hodge-podge of pitching so far thru 4 innings have allowed 1 hit, 3 BBs and 1 HBP.

    Tampa doesn’t deserve to win. Fuck Maddon.

    Now onto to the Baltimore cheering section for the night.

    • nedro

      “Also, how about the fact that our hodge-podge of pitching so far thru 4 innings have allowed 1 hit, 3 BBs and 1 HBP.”

      Wow. The starters haven’t even been able to throw shut-down ball lately. Should I be worried?

  • jon

    stupid fucking Os

    • Chen Meng Wang

      What was he thinking? 1 out, make sure the ball gets through the drawn in infield and you can walk home.

      • Jetrer

        I’m sure that was Buck’s decision. He went right away like the contact play was on.

  • Greg

    Reynolds thrown out at home on a grounder to Scutaro

  • Erica

    Lavahhhhhnway. Oy.

    • jon

      one day we can all hope this jesus kid can be half as good as the lavahhhhhhnway

      • Erica

        Impossible. Lavahhhhhhnway is going to win AL MVP, NL MVP, Cy Young and the Triple Crown. Tonight.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          don’t forget WS and ALCS MVP

          • Erica

            Of COURSE. And he’s also the best player on the 1927 Yankees right now.

  • Sarah

    Stupid Os. Buck, this is your world series Game 7. Make it count.

  • BK2ATL

    Off-topic: How much does Ben Zobrist’s error, which led to a run, hurt both his WAR and UZR?

    • Tom

      Not a lot… it impacts the ErrR component of UZR, but he gets credit for the range (though it’s still a net negative)

    • mbonzo

      I believe errors are counted as normally fielded balls for UZR, which means that it actually helps fWAR.

    • BK2ATL

      But then, does that make any common sense, esp. if the Rays don’t score any runs and lose?

      His error would have, in effect, cost the team the win. Wins Above Replacement???

  • Widget

    Between the BALK and the PEDROIA HOMER and now THE PLAY AT THE PLATE!!!!!!!!!!!, I’m not sure which narrative ESPN will go with tonight.

  • Champagne_whores

    Can hughes possibly give this game away? Stay tuned

    • yankees=warriors

      This is actually the part of the game I don’t want to see them give up any runs.

  • Greg

    Thing about the Red Sox is that who are they going to pitch on Friday?

    Wont be Lester and if they throw Beckett it would be on three days

    • Widget

      Matt Clement. I mean John Lackey.

    • Sarah

      Barry Zito, if they can get him tonight…

  • TampaYankee

    I am loving this game so much!

  • jon

    lol ESPN chat

    Comment From Jon
    do the red sox really celebrate if they wins this game? the yankees did more than the red sox to get them into the play offs

    Jim Bowden: For all they’ve been through…they better celebrate with Cristal, Dom and Perrier Jouet Floral….because it will probably be their final celebration of 2011

    • Steve

      Impossible. ESPN roots for the Red Sox and always claims that they will win no matter what. Always

      /RAB’d

  • Erica

    BJ Upton’s at-bat song is “Why I Love You” by Jay-Z & Kanye West. Sweet.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I really hope those Angels can man the fuck up and beat the Rangers. The way we clobbered Price, Wilson/Holland for 3/5 games seems like lots of fun.

    • Sarah

      It’s not looking good. :-(

      I mean, it’s only 1-0 but the Angels offense looks quite pathetic.

    • TampaYankee

      I love your name haha.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Lefty or not, there’s nothing fun about facing CJ Wilson twice in a 5 game series.

      Personally I think that Texas is way better than Detroit. Especially now that we know that Verlander won’t go on 3 days rest.

  • Greg

    Cant say that we didnt try to give it to them.

    • Erica

      Ditto.

  • Sarah

    Oh please, let Lester blow it.

  • BK2ATL

    Welcome back, Phil!!! Nice to see the velocity back.

  • mbonzo

    Looks to me like Lester is starting to lose it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Any chance we could trade Proctor to Boston so they can get that extra pitcher they were looking for?

    • Sarah

      Heh. Maybe he can start tomorrow’s game for them.

      Lester just walked 2 in a row.

  • Greg

    Back to back walks by Lester.

    • Sarah

      Albers is getting loose! the Os have a chance!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Let’s get a rally here. Lester’s tired and that pen is tired. Let’s go Os!

  • Cy Pettitte

    2 walks to start the inning with Vlad and Wieters coming up. now’s the time O’s.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bunt Vlad!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      god fucking damnit Buck.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Lestaaaahhhhh is in trouble again.

    Francona should start thinking about going to the pen.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      Wow, what a play by Scutaro to start a double play.

  • Erica

    I AM VOMITING.

  • jon

    wow that was a really impressive red sox play

  • nedro

    Fuckin GIDP by Vlad.

  • Cy Pettitte

    come the fuck on Vlad. grounds into a fucking double play.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    What a fucking luck job. Could Vlad be any slower?

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      He could be Jorge

  • Greg

    Nice play.

    • mustang

      agree

  • Sarah

    the midget with a “tremendous” double play. Lame Os, lame.

    • TomH

      Can’t be too hard on them. They’re like that team that Ohio State kicked the tar out of back in the Woody Hayes era. At game’s end, Woody tried to console the losing coach: “Don’t feel too bad. It’s just that our players are better than yours.”

  • Chen Meng Wang

    God Damn their grittyness.

  • mbonzo

    That was a nifty double play by Scutaro.
    BTW, over or under 15 minutes till Matt makes an obligatory Yankees don’t know what they’re doing beating the Rays post.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I’d say under, but nobody takes me seriously any more…

      • mbonzo

        I’m thinking 9:45. I’ll take a shot if I’m wrong.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          And if you’re right?

          • mbonzo

            2 shots.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Wieters needs to do his Bonds impression against a lefty.

    • Sarah

      I think Wieters is better from the left side, so a walk is the best possible outcome.

  • Widget

    not surprised at all by that double play. Orioles have had their chances to score but Lester is just too clutch.

  • Champagne_whores

    That dp had grit.

  • Pasqua

    Death, taxes, and Vlad not beating out a double play ball.

  • Kevin

    double play..bleh

  • mustang

    Lester is DONE!!!!

  • BK2ATL

    Damn, Jeter will finish the year sub .300

    /Jeterswashedup

  • Hall and Nokes

    Vlad needs a Segway

  • Widget

    With Vlad batting I would have tried a double steal. Lester was all over the place.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      On the other hand, with Lester all over the place why take the chance of running yourself out of the inning?

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for redemption Adam Jones.

    • Greg

      nope

    • nedro

      Nope

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    4-3 Detroit, at least that’s good…

    • Sarah

      Garrett Richards keeping it close for the angels.

    • mbonzo

      Who are we hoping to play for the ALDS?

      • Tom

        The Twins.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        IMO we match up better with Texas and Wilson than against Detroit and Verlander.

        • mbonzo

          I suppose Detroit has more depth in their starting pitching, I’m not too worried about Verlander vs. Yankees, he doesn’t have the best numbers against them. Doug Fister is a tougher pitcher than whoever the Ranger send out there. Visions of last year’s insane Rangers’ BABIP still scare me.

        • Jetrer

          at least Jesus is guaranteed to play against Texas, he may be stuck on the bench against Detroit’s RH’s

  • Kevin

    I know people will rip apart Joe Girardi for Sunday night’s game, but the fact remains if David Price had just won one of his games this month, there will be a deciding game tommorrow.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      People shouldn’t go overboard with the criticism of Girardi.

      It’s not his job to make sure Tampa makes the playoffs. They’ve had plenty of opportunities in the last 10 games to make up ground, they haven’t gotten it done.

  • jon

    jones with a strike out? never saw that coming

  • Monteroisdinero

    I have been out and missed the game until now. How can we be shutting out Tampa? Montero doesn’t have 20 passed balls?

  • Jesus Freak

    Desperately holding on to a nail-biting 1 run lead against the 3rd worse team in baseball just proves how Boston is cut about everyone else.

    • Greg

      And if they win the WS, all of this will be forgotten.

      And it will be a winter of absolute torture.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Only The Orioles can get three walks in an inning and not push across a single run. God they are awful.

    • Greg

      September 13th and 14th Rays lost 4-2 and 6-2 to the O’s.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    O’s = fail

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck these O’s for continually getting my hopes up and then crushing them

  • yankees=warriors

    Thought Hughes would go longer?

  • Jesus Freak

    ESPN:

    Marco Scutaro just showed why he’s this year’s MVP.

    • nedro

      Whaaaaa? seriously? somebody said that?

  • nedro

    Of course MLBN douchebags calling Scutaro’s DP the “Play of the Night.” Still umm, 10 games going on / yet to start?

    • Greg

      It was a good play in an important part of the game. I hate the Red Sox but its fair.

      • TomH

        That would have been an x-rated moment to remember

  • Sarah

    Angels tie it up!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I can’t wait for Aceves to get Hughes’d at the beginning of next year.

  • Erica

    AJ STRETCHING = TAMPA HAS A CHANCE

  • Rich in NJ

    Kay is high. Hughes will be on the ps roster.

  • Cy Pettitte

    O’s need to get Bard in the game

  • Tyrion Lannister

    The fat man out at 2nd trying to two. Who does he think he is, Posada? That may save a run.

  • Kevin

    O’s got two runners on via walk and left them stranded.

  • nedro

    Ha ha Papi!

  • Sarah

    OMG Ortiz. Trying to leg out a double and slides, out as his pants are coming off.

  • yankees=warriors

    Would be fun to see AJ out of the pen.

  • mbonzo

    I’d love to see a walkoff by the Orioles off of Papelbon.

  • Brandon

    LOL @ Michael Kay thinking this is just to see if Burnett can pitch out of the bullpen. If he can’t, he shouldnt be on the postseason roster since he cant pitch when he starts either.

  • TampaYankee

    AJ in the bullpen eh?

  • Champagne_whores

    YeaHhhhhhhh they are warming up burnett. Rays have a shot.

    • Sarah

      Only if Proctor is also warming…

      • Champagne_whores

        Only AJ can give up 9 runs in one inning

  • TampaYankee

    I wish I could trade announcers with you in the NY area.

    I hate these Rays announcers.

  • Sarah

    Are the Sox trying to blow out Aceves’ arm? He’s going to pitch for the 4th day in a row.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      After Papelbon and Bard that’s all they really have.

    • Widget

      Surprised they didn’t go to Laptop Thief. He was activated and they said he’s good for 4 to 5 outs. Unless he’s being saved to close it out?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Lavahhhhnaway.

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    Deadspin got their hands on some incriminating photos allegedly of Cashman with a woman from Tampa.

    • Hall and Nokes

      It’s a crime to be with a woman?

      • jon

        thats not your wife? uhh yea

        • Sarah

          Actually, no. It might be questionable moral behavior, but it’s not a crime if she’s a consenting adult and you’re not paying for it.

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

          It’s not illegal at all, as long as both are consenting adults. Morally wrong? Sure. Perfectly legally though.

      • TampaYankee

        Here in the south, if she isn’t your cousin. Then yes.

    • Champagne_whores

      Link

    • Champagne_whores

      Marv Albert Ray Handley Incriminating?

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

        How do they know they had an affair based on those photographs? They could have just been walking together.

        And more importantly, why do we care?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    oh fuck, rain delay in Baltimore.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yeah, I’m done with baseball for the night unless the delay ends…South Park ftw.

  • BK2ATL

    Baltimore will win this game. Rain delay in the 7th??? Just drowned out the Boston momentum.

    Remember what Baltimore did to us earlier this month with the rain. Keep hope alive.

  • Erica

    If it’s the O’s, it’s a rain delay.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Tito is gonna break Ace

    • Greg

      The rain delay probably ends ace’s chance of getting in the game.

  • Monteroisdinero

    No hits from our best hitters and still up 7-0. Nice.

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

      Tex isn’t one of our best hitters anymore?

      • Jetrer

        or Granderson, apparently

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          or Cano.

          • Monteroisdinero

            Cano and Montero. Didn’t think Cano had one.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    hopefully the Braves can hold on against the Phillies so there can at least be one game 163 tomorrow.

  • LiterallyFigurative

    It’s raining in B-more.

    Wonder if Tito will go to Aceves for two innings and avoid Bard altogether.

  • Tom

    Detroit just coughed up the lead in the 8th inning

    Both Texas and Detroit are now tied in their games

    • Sarah

      Come on Detroit! Let’s go Angels!

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

        what he said!

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Tigers take the lead in the 8th.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    The radar isn’t on Boston’s side. That storm should pass through before 10:30.

    • Tom

      There’s pretty much no way they could call that game unless it rained for about 6 hours.

  • Erica

    AJ coming in to pitch has forced me to cue this up: http://youtu.be/-b5aW08ivHU

  • Chen Meng Wang

    ESPN does realize that Tex got moved down in the Line-up LAST NIGHT not a few nights ago, and it’s against RIGHTIES he got moved down, right?

  • Kevin

    Btw, despite what the score says, Lester still looked AWFUL tonight. Only the O’s baserunning blunders and swinging at ball four and a couple of DPS saved him.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      A balk by Simon and a helluva play by Scutaro to turn a DP.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Come on Braves, nail this down. I want a tiebreaker!!

  • Justin

    AJ pitching to Jesus. Maybe this is Girardi’s way of giving Tampa a chance.

    • Justin

      Nevermind..that was fast.

  • Tom

    For folks like me who do not have Yes/My 9… ESPN is now showing the game (sadly the idiot Kruk is doing commentary)

  • Sarah

    AJ in! He’s going to keep it close for the Rays.

  • yankees=warriors

    What?! One batter?

    • Jetrer

      wtf is the point of that???

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

    one batter?? really, joe?

  • Tom

    Good grief Girardi….

  • Sarah

    the heck just happened? AJ getting in a little side work?

  • LiterallyFigurative

    LMAO

    AJ as a situational releiver.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck? joe is just messing with us

  • BK2ATL

    Hahaha!!!! He brings in Burnett for 1 batter.

    Brackman’s in now!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I really hope Girardi doesn’t plan on using AJ like this in the playoffs.

  • Erica

    For the first time… ever… I wanted to see AJ pitch more. My feelings are confusing me.

    • Sarah

      The last few days have been very confusing…

    • Jetrer

      lmfao

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Do you want to talk about your feelings Erica? We all go through a time in life when are feelings confuse us, and it’s best if we act on those confusing feelings or talk about them. =P

      • Erica

        I think it’s just… I dislike AJ so much that I think I love him.

  • Nogomo

    I think Joe just wanted to see how AJ would deal with coming outta the pen.

    • Cy Pettitte

      that’s a good sample size. 1 batter.

      • Nogomo

        Yeah, I agree, but maybe he just wanted to see if AJ would be OK w it.

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

      I think Joe just wanted to troll the hell out of us.

      • Nogomo

        LOL. Joe was thinking of us. Gave us something to chat about!

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

    brackman is fucking gigantic

  • yankees=warriors

    Good to see Brackman, though.

  • Nogomo

    We’ve used 7 pitchers. Boston/Balt in rain delay. The O’s have blown some great chances.

  • Hall and Nokes

    It’s weird that I feel like Boone Logan is too good for this spot.

    • Erica

      Spoke too soon!

  • Jorge

    You have to think Brackman and Kontos are now getting extremely long looks in spring training next year. I’ve really liked what I’ve seen.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m not entirely convinced Brackman isn’t actually 5’9″ and wearing stilts

    • Chen Meng Wang

      You know…now that you mention it I’ve never seen him in shorts…

  • Jetrer

    lolNunez

  • Tom

    Detroit back up 1, 1 out in the 9th for Valverde

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

    eduardo scissorhands again

    fucking pathetic

  • Will (the other one)

    C’mon, Nunie. Man up.

  • Justin

    And Nunez reaches his personal milestone on the last game of the season..20 errors! Go Nuneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • jon

    talking to a friend about brackman i told him hes 6’11

    he wants his nickname to be the bigger unit

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

    how was that not a strike 1?

  • Nogomo

    8th pitcher coming up, who will it be…

  • Monteroisdinero

    Good time for Noonie’s 20th error. Heads up ballplayer. Girardi wants Montero to catch everyone.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is just hilarious. Joe is trolling for sure

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’s gonna bring in CC next.

      • Cy Pettitte

        he just put in Swish for one batter

  • Pat D

    So the Rays really decided they didn’t want it, huh?

    I’m saying this sitting at work looking at the line score where they have 2 hits.

    • Nogomo

      It’s baseball. Like Sterling says, nobody can predict it. Or maybe they’re just really sure Boston’s gonna choke and they really wanna play that one game playoff.

    • BK2ATL

      Look at all the pitchers who held them to those 2 hits.

      The Rays flamed out.

  • Sarah

    Kimbrel blowing it for the Braves.

    • Cy Pettitte

      Venters and Kimbrel are trying to be DRob, loading up the bases. I don’t know if Kimbrel can pull it off.

      • Sarah

        They have been overworked so badly. Someone did not read the Joe Girardi book of bullpen management in Atlanta.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    fucking Braves. they better not blow this.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Braves choking. Again.

    Bases loaded, one out in the 9th.

  • Greg

    Phillis have bases loaded with one out in the ninth down one

  • Cy Pettitte

    tie game Phils/Braves at 3

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Braves = O’s

  • Sarah

    This is where Joe Maddon out-Girardis Girardi. Boone is better against righties than lefties.

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

    BOOOOOOONE!!!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    This kid on the Braves is scared. He needs to be taken out right now to preserve the season.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Kimbrel done after 4 walks, really hope the Braves can pull this off.

    • your mom

      you like the braves?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I want a guaranteed game 163.

        • Sarah

          Me too.

  • Tom

    Detroit wins 5-4.

    #2 seed will come down to the Tex/ANA game which is tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 7th

  • Sarah

    Poor Kimbrel. His tank is on E. Big time.

    • CBean

      My Brother and cousin are both Braves fans. I feel a little bad for them.

  • On it like sam marsonek

    Andruw jones is dutch

    • Sarah

      I’m bummed this game is a blowout. I was hoping it would be close-ish and Girardi would let Gardy go in half way and steal #50. Oh well.

  • Kevin

    O’s choked, period. Lester didn’t pitch any better tonight than he did in any other starts, the O’s just suck.

    • Tyrion Lannister

      O’s choked? The game isn’t even over yet. And the Os are the worse team with nothing to play for. If anyone choked today it was the Rays who were facing an AAA pitcher.

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

      How could the O’s choke when they had nothing on the line? The Rays choked, if anyone.

      • Kevin

        Indeed…I am seeing Girardi get bashed for Saturday.

  • On it like sam marsonek

    Nunez has huge ears

  • Hall and Nokes

    Heyward with a chance to do something actually epic in this lost season.

  • Sarah

    Hey look, a rally!

    • Jetrer

      all you need is Logan on the mound and lefties at the plate … instant rally!

  • Tom

    John Kruk “this is going to exciting now”
    (2nd and 3rd down 7 runs? Really John?)

  • ArchStanton

    Get Proctor up. We need him to shut this rally down….

  • TampaYankee

    This isn’t gonna make me feel better going into the post season from Logan.

    Come on!

  • mbonzo

    FUCK BOONE LOGAN.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  • ArchStanton

    Oh great. Not good.

  • Jetrer

    and Fuck You very much Boone Logan

  • Rich in NJ

    I hate Logan.

  • Erica

    SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT JESUS

    • CBean

      Did something happen to Jesus?

  • Cy Pettitte

    NOBOONE.jpg

    • Kevin

      booneno.jpg IIRC

      …and I always RC

  • Rich in NJ

    Hate him.

  • Reggie C.

    Ehh … this could be bad.

    THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UNEVENTFUL!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    I just hope it’s a precautionary move

  • Tom

    So what happens when the Rays tie this game up and Girardi has used all but his top relievers

    At this point it’s just Proctor right? And Noesi who threw Mon?

    • Jetrer

      if they do somehow manage to tie this game, Proctor will make sure the game is over quickly

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    could someone tell me what happened with Boone?

    • Greg

      He hit Kotchman, but the ricochet hit Montero on the bare hand and he was taken out of the game.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        oh shit, hope Jesus is ok.

    • mbonzo

      Boone hit the batter which ricochet and hit Montero flush on his fist. It looked really bad.

  • mbonzo

    Montero is gonna be out of the post season because Boone Logan can’t throw the ball over the plate. He doesn’t deserve a spot on the post season roster, we don’t need a LOOGY.

    • Tom

      Damn Andruw… gotta lose that one in the lights.

  • Hall and Nokes

    At this point you might as well root for the “most pitchers to ever combine for a shutout” record.

    • Greg

      Well, that’s gone

  • Jorge

    How dare Boone Logan throw a baseball towards home plate!

    • Cy Pettitte

      Boone would probably be more effective if he threw it towards CF

    • mbonzo

      It’d be nice if he could do that, but he hit the batter instead.

    • Rich in NJ

      That’s really not a sufficient standard for a ML pitcher.

      • Jorge

        I’m so disappointed that my sarcastic comment wasn’t taken as such.

        Blaming Boone Logan for an HBP that potentially injured Montero after it ricocheted off the batter: really reaching.

        • Rich in NJ

          So you blame the batter?

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

    man, how the hell did boone logan leave such a mess?

  • ArchStanton

    Phillies can’t be too happy about playing extras here.

  • Erica

    Uuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh…………..

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

    this can’t be fucking serious… wow

  • ArchStanton

    If I didn’t know better…..

  • Monteroisdinero

    Is this game fixed?

  • Sarah

    Ok I understand we want to give Tampa a chance but this is not how we want to do it!

  • Jorge

    It’s as if Ayala’s entire season was manufactured to lead up to this very moment.

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

    Damn, if you are gonna throw the game don’t be so obvious about it.

    • ArchStanton

      What, you’ve never seen three straight balks that clear the bases before?

  • TampaYankee

    ….you have got to be kidding me.

  • Cy Pettitte

    keep it going Luis. you’re doing great.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Bring in proctor, Joe.

  • Cy Pettitte

    WHY THE FUCK IS CORY WADE THROWING?

    this is nonsense.

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

    Boone Logan is going straight to hell for inflicting one of Jesus’s 5 wounds (hand).

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sox must be enjoying watching this inning.

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

      (thinks)

      Don’t give a shit.

  • StanfordBen

    Bring in Proctor!

  • Bill

    Girardi’s doing his best Tony LaRussa impression.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Why in god’s name is this game still happening?!

  • Jorge

    Sit down, Cory. No shame at all in, um, any of this.

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

    FInally, a god damn out

  • Greg

    He swung at ball 4.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Longoria HR please

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Your welcome.

    • Cy Pettitte

      ask and you shall receive!!!!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Ask for the Sox to lose and the Rays to win.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Johnny Rocket plz.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        god damn reply fail.

  • Sarah

    Damn it Ayala. Now is not the time to do this.

  • Tom

    Kruk seriously thinks Rivera is coming into this game…

    Did I mention the guy is an idiot?

    • Whatev

      Wow, that was almost prophetic.

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

    wow

  • Tyrion Lannister

    LET’S GO RAYS! COMEBACK! COMEBACK!

  • ArchStanton

    The Rays ARE stealing signs. They knew those two pitches were going to hit them….

  • Rich in NJ

    Ayala is so overrated.

  • Reggie C.

    you’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

    now i want this game.

  • Jorge

    Now’s a great time to just start openly drinking on the field.

  • Greg

    Oh yeah!

  • TampaYankee

    FUCK LUIS AYALA!

  • Sarah

    I don’t know what I’m feeling.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Epic inning. I want some Chwduh!

    • Monteroisdinero

      Chowduh.

  • Widget

    holy shit this is hilarious. Curt Schilling was mad yesterday accusing the yanks of tanking. If they lose this game he may finally explode.

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

      Curt Schilling can blow it out of his ass.

  • mbonzo

    Well then… I guess this is what we all wanted. Maybe Montero will be fine and Ayala/Logan will be off the post season roster.

    • Sarah

      Logan is on the post season roster, guaranteed. Would not be surprised if they took Laffey and Logan.

      Maybe Ayala is a no go tho…

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Logan will make it. Hopefully not Ayala.

  • Cy Pettitte

    JOHNNY DAMON HR PLEASE

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Proctor for the 9th!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Proctor Right NOW!!

  • Will (the other one)

    Say it ain’t so, Luis! Say it ain’t so!

  • karel capek

    Somebody tell me what I should be feeling.

    • tom

      This is the kind of screwed up scenario people conjured up when the wild card came along. It’s clear the Yankees could have clinched this game several batters ago, by bringing in DRob. But why should they, given their situation? And yet, if the Rays come back to win, the Red Sox have something of a legitimate gripe, that the Yankees let the Rays have a greater chance than they should have at coming back in a vital game.

      It’s built into the system. It’s weird.

      • Tom

        I think Girardi would have played it straight up if there were 2 off days…

        I tend to believe him when he says with games on Fri/Sat he doesn’t want to open up the possibility of 3 games in 4 days (especially if he has to extend any of them in the playoffs)

      • TomH

        The Yanks owed the Sox nothing, not one damned thing. Were Girardi to have gone full bore to win this game, using the A Team and Robertson, he would have left himself open to criticism for being a fool. The Sox damn near went Oh for September. It’s not the Yankees’ fault they’re in the mess they find themselves.

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

        It’s not fair, but it’s life. The Yankees don’t owe it to the Red Sox to use their A relievers, they’ve afforded themselves the benefit of playing this game however they want.

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    Procter FTL?

  • adeelmd

    this is so awesome…. strike fear into the sox (hoping montero is ok of course)

  • BK2ATL

    Imagine just being in the Boston dugout right now, waiting out the rain delay and watching this. Hahahaha!!!!

  • pete

    lawlz

  • your mom

    Who the fuck are these idiot ESPN announcers? Talking about if Jennings took the pitch they’d be tied right now. Sure buddy. Also saying Mo might be coming in??? LOL!

  • NHYankeesFan

    come on JD. just for old times sake hook one over the right field stands

  • Erica

    Can someone tell me how to feel about all this?

    • Pasqua

      Gleefully embarrassed?

    • Monteroisdinero

      Ambivalent? Torturing Sox fans should make u feel great. Yanks are not playing to win now. Don’t be upset if they lose. When Sam Fuld plays-anything can happen.

      • Erica

        True. The Legend of Sam Fuld, right?

  • http://yahoo Jake

    Definitely Ayala’s best game of the year.

  • Pasqua

    I’ll choose to believe that this is all part of the “Master Plan,” and not a scathing indictment of our middle relief corp.

    /Ignorance is bliss’d

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

    HUGE out there

  • pat

    Watching this unravel on OTM is PRICELESS

  • TampaYankee

    I do not want these clowns in the playoffs. I’m sick of the idiots in this area.

    Lets go Yankees, shut this bandwagon down!

  • your mom

    Damn it Damon! WTF?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    If anyone other than Proctor pitches the 9th…

  • Bill

    Ayala is awful.

  • JD

    That is the only time I will ever fist pump a Longo HR against us

  • thetruth

    this just all seems a little too contrived for me

    • ArchStanton

      Would’ve been a lot easier to not jump out to a 7-0 lead….. Yanks never hid that they weren’t use their best pitchers tonight.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Punch that run across, Angels. Beat Texas.

    • Sarah

      Angels offense fail.

      • Cy Pettitte

        Angels “offense” fail

        • Sarah

          Fair.

  • StanfordBen

    Bring in Proctor in the 9th. That way either the Rays come back or we get to see the ridiculous situation of Proctor getting the save. It would be the 2nd of his career (he gave up a run in his only other save in 2006).

  • Joe D.

    I want Jorge Posada to pitch the ninth.

    • ArchStanton

      It was his other dream besides playing second, seems only fair in his probable last regular season game as a Yankee.

  • Sarah

    Angels walk off tonight. PLEASE.

  • Erica

    A friend of mine (Mets fan) just posted on her Twitter:

    “The yankees are gonna loose on purpose. Cause they’re just THAT douchey.”

    Aww.

    • mbonzo

      What are they gonna loose?

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      what’s so wrong about being dooshy?

    • JT

      And Reyes came out of the game after bunting for a single in the first inning to preserve his batting title…. they let anyone sign up for a twitter account don’t they.

      • Erica

        Yeah, that Reyes thing really pisses me off.

        Like, Mets fans will take anything, won’t they?

    • Pasqua

      It’s funny to me that your friend can manage to spell a non-word like “douchey” correctly, but can’t muster the correct spelling of “l-o-s-e.”

    • Will (the other one)

      Anybody who uses the word “douchey” deserves to be taken with no seriousness whatsoever.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Doesn’t Micheal Kay know the cake is a lie?

    /portalreference

  • Monteroisdinero

    Sam Fuld for the walkoff. Book it.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    BRING IN PROCTOR!!!!!!!!

  • your mom

    If Proctor pitches the 9th he’ll K the side.

  • JT

    wtf is corey wade warming up for… he owes it to the Rays to pitch proctor.

    • Greg

      Too obvious.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I want the Rays to win and Montero to be ok.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Joe is seriously gonna bring in Cory Wade for the 9th? that’s just sick.

  • CMP

    OTM has like 2200 posts tonight. That’s sick. The nation is in a state of mass panic.

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

      what’s “OTM” ???

      • CMP

        The Red Sox version of RAB

        • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

          RAB’s Evil Twin

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
        • Erica

          Well, their site is very down right now.

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        rSox blog (Over The Monstah)

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

          lol this blog is horrible

  • your mom

    Ayala’s ERA is over 2.00 and rightfully so. I never understood how he kept his ERA so low in the 1st place.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Yeah! That’ll show him………….

  • Reggie C.

    i’d gladly trade a win for a healthy, ready Montero. Man … i hope the kid is ok.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Was it really that bad?

      • mbonzo

        In my opinion, it looked like there is more of a chance that he’s done for the season than he’ll make it back.

  • First Time Poster

    T

  • mbonzo

    Yankees playing the Tigers. 3-1 Rangers.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Any signs of life in the Sawks game?

  • Sarah

    Effing Angels.

  • thetruth

    both these situations were created by MLB…they needed to create drama to a season that no one cared about..now all the sudden BOTH leading wild card teams had two of the biggest collapses in baseball history. let me GUESSSSSS, they will both play elimination games tomorrow. feel like im watching the WWE

    • Chen Meng Wang

      So your saying there was a mass conspiracy involving every team in major league baseball? Including people throwing games left and right, pitchers purposefully going into the tank, Tito, Joe, Buck, Soscia, Maddon, Phillie Manager, LaRussa, and Brave Manager all intentionally lost games at points over the past month?

      • thetruth

        yeah kinda like MLB didnt care about steroids when everyone came back to baseball after the strike to watch Mac and Sosa chase after the record. Now all the sudden the roid users are villains…like NONE OF US KNEW all those guys were juicing…cause it made sense when Brady Fucking Anderson hit 50 homeruns one year

        • Chen Meng Wang

          It’s two very different situations. Looking the other way is ALOT different than organizing a conspiracy on the levels you’re talking about.

          • thetruth

            ok….crazy conspiratorial bragging rights on the fact that the braves win tonight and that sox and rays also play elimination game tomorrow

  • Sarah

    Apparently the rookie closer isn’t working out so well for teams these days.

  • pop up teixeira

    of course the angels would be losing to the rangers

    • Sarah

      I’m not going to get any of my wish list today.

  • James A

    Get ready for CC-Verlander Friday, Nova-Fister Saturday, unless Neftali blows one

    • Sarah

      Given the botton of the order for the angels tonight, unlikely.

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

    POW POW!

    GO Rangers!

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

      Screw the Rangers.

  • JD

    are people that worried about Detroit?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I know both teams are going to be tough, I just felt we matched up better against the lefty heavy Texas rotation. Plus we’ve owned Ogando this season.

      • Sarah

        Ogando to the pen for the post season tho.

      • JD

        I agree, personally I think Miggy is going to make CC his bitch in game 1 but I still like our chances in the series

  • your mom

    C’mon Wade give up the lead plz.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Cory Wade is way too good of a pitcher for this situation.

  • ArchStanton

    Good to see Kotchman is OK.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck Chavez.

  • jon

    boo i wanted sam fuld to hit a homer

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    I really wanted Chavez to throw it into the stands and hit Keith Olberman’s mom.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankee killer Dan Johnson!!!!

  • CMP

    Fucking Girardi uses Proctor against Boston but not against Tampa.

    • Hummingbird S.

      makes no sense, but thats joe girardi for you

    • CP

      Huh? Proctor is coming in.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Holy Shit! I love it.

  • Greg

    HE DID IT!

  • ArchStanton

    Are you kidding me?!?

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

    unfuckingbelievable

  • Erica

    HO-LEE SHIT

  • tom

    OK, this looks fishy

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Insane but saw it coming

  • JT

    booyah!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    SHE’S GONE! SHE’S GONE! WE’RE TIED! BRING IN PROCTOR!

  • Reggie C.

    These basterds dont want to DIE…

  • Rich in NJ

    Proctor is apparently wearing Wade’s uniform.

  • pat

    Hoooooly shit.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Cory hates the Sox

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Lol?

  • Cy Pettitte

    DAN FUCKING JOHNSON OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!!!1

  • mbonzo

    My jaw just dropped.

  • FachoinaNYY

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

  • James A

    Wow, wow, wow. I wish I was watching the Red Sox locker room right now

  • Guns of the Navarone

    HOLY! SHIT!

  • Pasqua

    If I were a computer and/or robot, I would explode right now.

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

    The minute is heard them say Dan Johnson’s name I knew they had this.

  • Sarah

    What is going tonight?

  • Kevin

    We blew a 7-0 nothing lead..that’s what I want to see before we face the tigers.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Yeah, playing our D- team.

    • Greg

      Worth every penny.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      It’s not like Robertson, Rivera, or Soriano were pitching today. This performance literally means nothing given who the Yankees have had on the field for the lat couple of hours.

    • ItsATarp

      because Mo and and DRob and Soriano are not going to pitch.

  • thetruth

    laughable

  • Jetrer

    slightly disturbing performance by some of the Yankee playoff relievers today

    Oh well, Proctor FTL

    • Tom

      Wade I don’t really mind too much… line drive HR (that sort of stuff happens).

      Logan looked awful….which is concerning.

      Not sure if Ayala makes the roster and if he does he’s a low leverage reliever.

  • pop up teixeira

    lol@ this game

  • CMP

    OMG. I think I just wet myself.

  • BK2ATL

    Hahahahaha!!!!!!

    It’s gotta suck to be a Red Sux fan tonight. I don’t even care about this game. Oh….I gotta go over to OTM to see this one.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    And now Proctor’s in. this could not possibly get more awesome.

  • FachoinaNYY

    And were going to proctor… cant write this stuff any better.

  • klemy

    Really though, I have no idea how to react to this. I really wanted a playoff tomorrow, but blowing a 7 run lead still stings. I’m so confused! lol

  • Justin

    Anyone else just find themselves cheering that Dan Johnson home run, realize what they were doing, and feel kinda dirty inside?

    • Guns of the Navarone

      No. This game means literally nothing to the Yankees. Just hope Jesus is ok and the Rays win.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Proctor in, Joe’s had enough. LOL!

  • Erica
  • Sarah

    Btw, the Angels continue to suck. 2 out double in the 9th, and Bobby Abreu strikes out.

  • pat

    Why is Tino in the booth?

    • Erica

      Suzyn Waldman is celebrating Rosh Hashana.

    • Klemy

      Subbing for Suzanne because of the Jewish holiday.

    • Sarah

      It’s Jewish holiday. Suzyn can’t work.

    • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

      Suzyn’s observing the New Year.

    • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

      Of course you know that John Sterling’s real name is Harold Moskowitz.

  • Pasqua

    Hey, Boston?

    Fuck you.

    Hey, Yankees middle relief?

    Fuck you, too.

    Does that about sum it up?

  • Reggie C.

    posters on SoSH must be spitting fire at the Yanks.

  • Kevin

    Sorry, I am NOT happy about this. What does it say for the post season if we can’t hold a 7-0 lead?

    • Pasqua

      Not exactly the A-rotation he put out there, Reggie.

    • klemy

      With the pitchers we sent out there all game? Really?

      I admit that I don’t like giving up the 7 runs really, but it says nothing about the postseason.

    • Jetrer

      different pitchers would have been pitching once it got close, really doesn’t mean anything other than Logan and Ayala should be avoided at all costs, but that was already known

    • SteveD

      agreed. this is bullshit.

    • your mom

      Yeah, I’m sure Wade and Ayala would be pitching before DRob and Mo.

    • FIPster Doofus

      hahaha, are you fucking serious?

  • AJ

    A game 163 would be swell.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    hide the women and children:

    http://www.overthemonster.com/.....ly-go-home

  • Rich in NJ

    Proctor is auditioning to pitch batting practice.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Proctor doing work!

  • Rey22

    The Rays knew exactly what they were doing when they let Wade go to the Yankees. I’ll be honest, I jumped from my seat when Johnson hit that one.

  • BK2ATL

    This night couldn’t get any better.

    Betances looked pretty good. Check.
    Brackman looked pretty good. Check.
    Kontos looked pretty good. Check.
    Tex got his HR stroke going. Check.
    Everyone left the game healthy. Check.
    Proctor’s on the mound in a tie game. Check.

    • Bobtaco

      Uh. Montero injured?

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Montero injured? What happened?

        • Jetrer

          Logan hit a batter, the ball deflected into Jesus’ bare hand, he left the game immediately (hopefully just precautionary, but he seemed to be in a lot of pain)

    • Jetrer

      “Everyone left the game healthy”

      Except Jesus

    • Tom

      Logan looking like Logan also would not fall into the couldn’t be better category.

    • jay h

      except montero

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      Has Jesus healed his hand already? Thought he left with an injury.

  • Bill

    Girardi’s management of the bullpen in this game has been atrocious.

    • Greg

      All part of the master plan.

    • Jetrer

      are you really complaining about who is pitching in an absolutely meaningless game?

    • SteveD

      what was with aj pitching to one batter?

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

    Judging by these comments I’m guessing the Rays tied the Yankees.

    HUGE MIDDLE FINGER TO BOSTON

  • http://bronxbaseballbloggin.mlblogs.com/ mlbnyy35

    I’ve never been so happy to see the Yankees blow a seven-run lead.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I hope that extra innings record gets even worse.

  • pat

    To those complaining about our MRP, it’s pretty obvious this is intentional, no?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Ok, I just finished watching Survivor, WTF happened?!?!?!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Mass suicide at ESPN studios.

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

      Four of the biggest games of the year going on at once and you are watching Survivor? Seriously? Priorities man.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Hey, it wasn’t my idea. Boston was in a rain delay and the Yanks were up 7-0 against the Rays who seem to score 7 runs in a week.

  • Widget

    SO is Montero ok? Can he hold a bat? Can he still part the red sea?

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

    This is pretty awesome.

    • Cy Pettitte

      this is the best day of regular season ball I can remember.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Really Tito?! Are you trying to ruin this guy’s career?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    DRob, get away from that bullpen.

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

    what the eff, i hope robertson is just going to the bathroom

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I’m calling for Joe’s head if Roberston even warms up….

  • Ethan

    Wow! I stopped following the score in the top of the 8th assuming the Yanks had won. 7-7 in the 10th! Tampa wants it!

  • Cy Pettitte

    DRobNO.jpg give him a fucking day off.

  • Sarah

    Aceves. 2 HBP.

  • Bobtaco

    What is Girardi doing with DRob?

  • JT

    If Girardi dares to use Robertson….

  • NHYankeesFan

    come on Farsworth. Finish them off

  • Rich in NJ

    Pitching Robertson would be a firable offense.

  • pat

    Don’t worry guys, Jesus has had worse hand injuries than a little foul ball.

  • ItsATarp

    Rays should thank how bad mediocre relievers are outside the big 3. Lol but i could care less.

  • AJ

    Aceves is a sleeper cell for the Yankees.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ace 2 HBP already. Sox meltdown commence.

    • Rich in NJ

      Overused?

      • Cy Pettitte

        no doubt.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    This is the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Arnold Rothstein

    Gentlemen…it appears we have ourselves a ballgame.

  • Sarah

    IBB Gardner?!

  • pat

    So help me God if Robertson comes in….

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Why was he even warming up? That is utter insanity at this point in the game.

    • mbonzo

      Seriously, at that point, they must want the Red Sox to win.

  • CMP

    I’d give Romine the take sign here.

  • NHYankeesFan

    Good job Farnsworth. If only you could have done that when you were on the Yankees instead of facing them. Either way you helped the Yankees eventually

  • AJ

    I hate Mitch Williams. He is the worst.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    the yanks and the phils both want these teams to have to play the extra game…spend their bullpens and screw their rotations

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Upton or Longo walkoff HR.

  • pop up teixeira

    come on Hardy

  • Erica

    O’s. SCORE. NOW.

  • mbonzo

    I’ve never heard Tropicana so loud.

  • Sarah

    Orioles continue to suck.

  • Frigidevil

    So all my Bostonian friends are talking about how much they want the Yankees to win, and I’m laughing as they appear to blow the game and in turn screwing the sox. This is awesome.

  • pop up teixeira

    damn o’s

  • pat

    Someone else can hit the HR, not Upton. For some rrason I fucking hate Upton. OK you walked him. Good.

    Anybody else listening to Sterling? This is morbid, him trying to pretend this isn’t intentional.

  • Rey22

    Scott White Flag Proctor. Love it.

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

    damn it, hardy…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Who’s left in the bullpen other than the big three? Rays need to end this now so Joe doesn’t have to go to them. I guess Noesi could give an inning…

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I friggen love that VW Passat commercial.

  • Ivan

    Scott Proctor!!!!!!

  • mike_h

    how far can proctor go? 40 pitches???

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Hopefully until Tampa wins.

    • Jetrer

      just long enough to give up a run, and not a pitch sooner

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Run his arm straight back into the ER for all I care.

      • jon

        word who cares its scott proctor

        let the yankees ruin him, again

    • Tom

      Well at least Girardi saved an arm in the pen in caes of emergency…. if Proctor has to come out who does he use?

      Garcia? (who won’t pitch until Monday) Noesi? Or one of his good bullpen arms?

  • Ethan

    just balk him home!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Where is the extra game played tomorrow?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Trop

    • Chen Meng Wang

      St. Pete.

  • pat

    Just fucking end it, Scottie.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    time for a walkoff Johnny Rocket.

  • AJ

    Oooooohhhh what a play by the O’s – Michael Kay

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Montero better not be the fuck hurt.

  • Erica

    I kind of want Johnny Damon to hit a walk-off home run.

    Just ‘cos. Just as a big ol’ EFF YOU to Bahston. And Lavahhhhhhhhhhnaway, because, I don’t know. Because.

    I like making up narratives.

  • pop up teixeira

    come on Damon!

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

    Why in the world is Upton still at first?

  • pat

    LET JOHNNY BE THE HERY

    • pat

      *HERO

  • Bobtaco

    Delicious irony if Johnny can win this…

  • Hall and Nokes

    I can’t believe that throw made it. It looked like it was going to stop on the grass.

  • jon

    god even when crawford does something good something bad happens

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

    wow the red sox are fools

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn so close.

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

    holy shit johnny

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I want a Johnny Rocket!

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Really Kay? You couldn’t tell that was foul? It was obvious on T.V. Get a grip.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      He could tell all along. He went to Fordham you know.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Bahhhd in for Bawston.

  • JFH

    I know it is great that the Sox might have to play another game if the Yanks lose. But is anyone else concerendabout Wade? Or is it just me? Wasn’t he supposed to be a decent option in our pen?

    • Jetrer

      one bad pitch

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yes but he’s one of those guys, like Ayala, come play off time, if we’re seeing them things have already gone pretty wrong.

      • BK2ATL

        Wade’s been pretty good this season. As someone already stated, just one bad pitch. It happens. He didn’t give up the other 6 runs.

    • pat

      Not %100 sure he didn’t do that on purpose.

      • Jetrer

        i’m 100% sure he didn’t

  • The Big City of Dreams

    What the hell

  • Jetrer

    wtf Proctor
    Now you actually pitch well

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

    on to teh 11th!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And of course Proctor gets the K here…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Scott Proctor is literally good for nothing.

  • pat

    NOW HE GETS OUT OF THE INNING?

  • BK2ATL

    Fucking Scott Proctor.

    Oh well, he’s gotta go out there next inning. He won’t dodge fate again.

  • ArchStanton

    This is insane.

  • McLovin

    This game is taking forever.

  • Rey22

    Dammit Proctor. This was your time to suck. The longer this game goes, the more likely it is Girardi does something stupid like putting in a good reliever who they’ll need in the playoffs.

  • Corporate Scum

    I think Brian Cashman can see you future, and signed Scott Proctor specifically to be the last man standing in this game, just to make Sox fans wet themselves.

    Genius.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Going to the 9th in Boston, Boston still clinging to the run lead.

  • Sarah

    Is Gardy the only big leaguer playing right now?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Chavez.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Posada?

  • Cy Pettitte

    remember when Joe brought in AJ to get one out?

    lol.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Proctor will get Proctor’d in this game.
    He’ll pitch 7 shutout innings and he’ll be considered for the number 5 spot in the rotation next year and the number 3 starter in the playoffs.

    /kidding

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Phillies just took the lead on a Hunter Pence broken bat infield single.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Grrr I want two game 163’s.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Braves still have a chance in the bottom of the inning.

  • pop up teixeira

    and the braves are in deep shit

  • McLovin

    2011. The year of choking.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Proctor for another inning. Something’s gotta give.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    End this game already.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Horseshit call goes Boston’s way… again.

    • mbonzo

      It was reversed to be the right call though. Ellsbury was safe.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      They have orders to make sure there’s a one game playoff.

  • Sarah

    Os fail pen continues…

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    When does Romine take the mound and who moves behind the plate if he does?

  • Cy Pettitte

    just throw one over the middle and end this. holy shit Proctor.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    thetruth says:
    September 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    ok….crazy conspiratorial bragging rights on the fact that the braves win tonight and that sox and rays also play elimination game tomorrow

    Just because I love pointing out when I’m right…the Braves are two outs away from the end of their season.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Jim Johnson with the reverse Nelson.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Fake to first, fake to third?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Fake to First, throw to third. Nearly got Ellsbury too..

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          That’s odd, I thought pitchers could never fake to first under any circumstance.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            He did this crazy thing, stepping off the rubber and turning to first all at the same time.

  • AJ

    Anyone ever see the South Park episode where Kyle’s loser cousin is invited to play for the kids’ baseball team because they wanted to lose on purpose? And he kept hitting home runs?..

    • McLovin

      yes

    • Spectra

      I thought this was america, isn’t this america come on

  • Rey22

    Proctor for #3 starter in the playoffs!!

  • AJ

    Eduardo Nunez you diabolical.

  • Greg

    Cardinals go to the playoffs.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Braves are done…

  • Cy Pettitte

    Braves done. ouch.

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

      Whoaaaaa, oh ohohoh!

      The Braves just got tomahawk chopped into pieces

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Tomachoke’d

  • pop up teixeira

    ouch, and the braves season is over

  • Jorge

    Thank you, Scotty Proctor, for your selfless service to the Yankee franchise throughout the years. I need to go to bed. Serve up a meatball already.

  • pat

    JUST FUCKING END IT PROCTOR. Is he rally going to make Girardi use another guy? Just fucking do it you douche.

  • Widget

    not really surprised by the braves gag, when you lose Jurrjens and Hanson, bad things were bound to happen.

  • William Wallace

    I’ve cursed Proctor many a times in my life but he’s earned my respect tonight. Hope he does well in the future.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    So the NL is all set…now we just have to settle this AL Wildcard business.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Sucks. I wanted to see IPK pitch a CGSHO in Philly.

  • BK2ATL

    The Braves just choked!!!!

  • JFH

    Braves are such a disappoinment.

  • Sarah

    So Scott Proctor hates the Red Sox? Or doesn’t? This is so confusing.

  • BK2ATL

    Why is Gold Glove Chavez in this game???

    • Sarah

      He took over when Laird moved to 1B. He’s getting a little work in, just like Gardy.

  • mbonzo

    Orioles have the momentum. Nice double play.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is the funniest tweet I’ve seen in a while

    “@BloggingBombers When Proctor’s arm falls off will Steiner Sports sell it at Yankee Stadium store?”

    • jon

      id buy it

    • mbonzo

      No chance it makes it there, they’ll probably put it in a nice glass show-case and give it to Torre in a pregame ceremony.

  • Widget

    this game still going actually hurts the Rays, they are going to burn out their bullpen for tomorrow.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    O’s just turned A HUUUUUUUGE DP

    • Widget

      Lavarywegwgewhge was total shit today. I love it.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Had a feeling he’d have a shit day after all the pub he got last night.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Damn. I picked the Braves to make the World Series before the season started.
    YCPB

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Eh, I picked Colorado.

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

        I picked the Royals. Just for the shits and giggles.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I have no idea where the fuck this Proctor was against Boston.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I bet if they put in Mo he could give up a run before Proctor.

  • pat

    This is unfucking real. He’s actually hurting the team by not giving up a run and letting them go home and sleep.

  • radnom

    lmao Scott Proctor. Back from the dead to once again sacrifice his arm for the Yankee cause. What did this guy ever do to Cashman? hahaha he is out there until his arm falls off or he gives up a run, whichever comes first.

  • BK2ATL

    Baltimore came up big!!!

    Tampa, it’s Scott Fucking Proctor.

    Congrats to the Cards!!!!

    The Braves….no words!!!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Papelbitch blows it. You heard it here.

    • McLovin

      U just jinxed it.

    • mbonzo

      Said it before, that would be the best night ever.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Ah didn’t see it. Hope it happens though.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I went down to the bar to grab a nightcap when the Yankees were up 7-0, and the Braves were up 3-2 in the 9th.

    I come back to the Cards going to the playoffs, and the AL Wildcard completely up in the air.

    You know, Suszyn…

  • Hummingbird S.

    Jennings 0-6 with 7 LOB out of the leadoff spot. Pathetic.

    • Cy Pettitte

      pulling a Heyward

    • mike_h

      its basically what Crawford is doing in BOS

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Isn’t he 0 for his last 20 something?

  • Joe

    I hate Scott Proctor so much.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is there anyone useless in the bullpen? Apparently Proctor is in it to win it.

    • mbonzo

      The only time when we need him to lose, he’s pitching a gem. Donate him to Joe Torre’s foundation.

  • Jetrer

    Score some runs now.
    Fuck the Rays.
    If they can’t score off Proctor they don’t deserve to go to the postseason.

  • tom

    I really feel like I’ve slipped into the Twilight Zone here. I’m DYING for the Yankees to lose, and furious they won’t do it. I’ve never experienced anything like this.

  • CBean

    Really, Shields?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Joe Maddon is a crazy individual…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    You can’t let fucking Golson get on base…

  • rconn23

    Sorry but the Yankees have handed the Rays this game on a platter. If they can’t beat Scott fuckin Proctor, fuck em.

    • ArchStanton

      I agree with this.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Papelbon has to the be the least likeable player in baseball.

    • Pat D

      Considering the recent news about John Lackey, I think he’s surpassed Papelbum.

      • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

        I must have missed that news. What happened?

        • CBean

          Served divorce papers to his wife who’s been dealing with breast cancer

        • ArchStanton

          Filed for divorce from his wife, who has been battling breast cancer.

        • pat

          Divorcing his wife while she’s fighting breast cancer and just had a double masectomy.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Him, PEDrioa, and Pukeilis are all tied at the top for me.

    • pop up teixeira

      more than A-Rod?

      • pop up teixeira

        oh yea Lackey has to be number 1

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Youkilis is up there.

  • Pat D

    I think the only appropriate thing to say about Fredi Gonzalez right now is “Now his failure is complete.”

    • Cy Pettitte

      Fredi is garbage. He decimated that pen, robbed Peter to pay Paul all season and it came back to bite him.

  • pop up teixeira

    I guess Golson wants to end this game

  • McLovin

    2 outs left in baltimore.

  • aRX

    The Yanks will win, the fucking Sux will back into the playoffs, and we’ll get cheated out of a game 163 AGAIN despite TWO ties on the last day.

    It’s like a conspiracy to have everything shake out in the shittiest way possible.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Calling it now Chavez hits a 2 run dinger and we all get pissed.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    As of now, the Yanks have used the third most pitchers (11) ever in a game by one team. 13 is the record.

    • mbonzo

      Was LaRussa managing the 13 pitcher game?

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        I laughed.

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

        Wrong.

        The correct answer was Mike Maddon (Mike Sciosa and Joe Maddon’s lovechild)

  • mbonzo

    STOP WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?

  • McLovin

    oh shit.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I guess the collapse was too good to be true.

  • Widget

    looks like we are putting the red sox in the playoffs. that sucks, I think, still not sure if I even care.

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

    Would be kinda cool if Posada hits one off the restaurant in CF from the right side just to troll all of us.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I love you Golson.

  • mbonzo

    Greg Golson, you’re the man!

  • McLovin

    Golson u da man.

    • mbonzo

      Woah, friggin weird. I never say that.

      • McLovin

        yea ur comment beat my comment.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Nunez’d
    Posada’d

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Greg Golson hates the Red Sox.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees are trying to help Boston get in.

    Fucking sickening.

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

    Heady baserunning by Golson.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Golson understands the situation…he should take the mound.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    That’s the best case scenario for us. Good job, Golson.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Runner at second 2 out in Baltimore.

  • Montero’s Mojo

    What the fuck is wrong with the Yankees? It would seem to me that the greatest advantage they could possibly have is to tire both the Rays and Sox out with an extra game… Why the fuck aren’t they losing. Strike out. Swing before the ball reaches the plate, swing after the ball is caught. Just fucking lose. Damnit! This is so infuriating.

    • Cy Pettitte

      they’re drawing it out to make sure the BOS game goes final so they can set up 163.

    • Montero’s Mojo

      PITCH THE BALL UNDERHAND! ANYTHING!

    • Frigidevil

      I’d argue making them play deep into extra innings is even more to their advantage.

    • pat

      Rays are burning through relievers. It’s not all for naught.

  • McLovin

    come on reimold.

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

    Catchers who wear their helmet bill forward under their mask really piss me off for no reason. Lobaton… Salty… Larvarnway…

  • CBean

    Ok Tampa if you don’t end this now, you don’t deserve to win

  • JobaWockeeZ

    BLOWN SAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ArchStanton

    BOSTON GAME TIED UP!!!!

  • mbonzo

    REIMOLD!!!! TIE GAME! Papelon blows it!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    PAPELBLOWN HAS BLOWN IT!!!!!!!!

  • McLovin

    Boston blows it

  • Jetrer

    lolSox
    LMFAO

  • aRX

    REIMOOOOOLLLDD!!!

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    I love Buck Showalter.

  • Cy Pettitte

    TIE GAME TIE GAME TIE GAME!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    AHAHAHAHA Papelblown!

  • Corporate Scum

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA REIMOLD HAHAHAHAHA

  • mike_h

    oh shit O’s tie it

  • Greg

    He blew it!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    PAPELBUM BLOWS IT! PAPELBUM BLOWS IT!

  • tom

    The O’s come back!!!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    NOLAN FUCKIN RYMONLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bobtaco

    Papelbon blew it

  • Nogomo

    Orioles!!!!

  • Wooderson

    in play (runs)

  • JFH

    The O’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I am enjoying EVERY MINUTE of this.

  • BK2ATL

    And the Orioles tie the game up!!!!

    Just one more hit please……

  • Ivan

    PAPELBITCH!!!!

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

    Papelbitch blew it. Greatest. Day. EVAHHHH.

  • pop up teixeira

    Reimold! hell fuckin yea!!!

  • CBean

    Paps blew it!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse
  • Montero’s Mojo

    Now can we lose it? Please?

  • Hall and Nokes

    come on MVP

  • mbonzo

    CRAWFORD BLOWS IT! HOLY SHIT!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    ORIOLES WIN!!!! ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!ORIOLES WIN!!!!

  • McLovin

    Orioles win.

  • ArchStanton

    CRAWFORD EPIC FAIL!!!!

  • Widget

    this is crazy. both games could like end any minute now.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    OMG. 1 Strike away. Epic Fail!

  • Cy Pettitte

    O”S WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ivan

    Holy SHIT Go O’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DERP

    OMG

  • Chen Meng Wang

    THE BAMBINO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aRX

    FUUUUUCCKKK YES!!!!!

    Ladies and gentlemen, PapelBLOWN!!!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    PAPELBUM JUST BLEW THE GAME! SOX LOSE! OS WIN!!!!!!!!!!

  • BK2ATL

    The Orioles win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bwahahahahahhhaa!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Meatball time in St Pete pls.

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

    PAP SMEAR BLOWS THE LEAD CHEA!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    LOSE, FUCKING LOSE YANKEES!

  • Will (the other one)

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Sarah

    Holy fuck.

  • pop up teixeira

    hahahahahahaha Andino the red sox killer!!!

  • Jetrer

    Greatest team of all time my ass

    Fuck the Sux

  • Greg

    Andino! The O’s win it

  • Bobtaco

    Andino is Freddy Kreuger

  • Widget

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Words can’t describe how mad I’ll be if the Yanks win.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Me and my dad were watching the O’s game. He went BERZERK when Bamdino got the game winning hit

  • 27andCounting

    GIVE IT UP. Please just lose already so I don’t have to see or hear about the Red Sox and that stupid green dumpster of a ballpark they play in until next year.

  • tom

    OK, now if the Yankees win I won’t mind.

    UnbeLIEVable day.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    And Steve Berthiume has to call it!! This must be so painful for him.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Oh my god, fuck the trolls, this is crazy

  • Nuke LaDoosh

    Anyone on OTM?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    THE COLLAPSE IS COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CBean

    The Sox are out of the playoffs!

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

    Coolest night ever.

  • Ivan

    THE NEW YORK RAYS!!!!!! WIN!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    LONGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Corporate Scum

    There it is. Epic. Soooo Epic.

  • Jetrer

    bye bye Sux

  • Kevin

    LOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOL

  • Chen Meng Wang

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?.....JuEMcSwgVw

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHA

    DEEP BREATH

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAH

  • Sarah

    OMG. I’ve never been so happy to lose.

  • BK2ATL

    Rays win!!!!!!!!!!

    Rays win!!!!!!!!!!

    Boston chokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I could die right now a happy man.

    /Proctor’d

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Holy shit, baseball is the most awesome sport ever.

    I don’t care at all that we lost, that was unbelievable.

    Bring on Detroit!

  • mbonzo

    Wow, best night of baseball in a very long time!

  • Greg

    Longo!

  • Jetrer

    Greatest collapse of all time? Greatest collapse of all time.

  • hahahah

    hhahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahashahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahhahahahahhahahhahahahhahaha.

    Crawford bluffed that catch like Cashman bluffed interest in him.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I’m supposed to sleep tonight after that?

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

    THE RED SUX ARE OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS!!!!

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Pat D
  • Greg

    Best. Loss. Ever.

  • Will (the other one)

    And now, tonight, two new heroes enter the Sawx pantheon:

    Bucky F***ing Dent
    Dan F***ing Johnson
    Evan F***ing Longoria

    Life is good. Can we get shirts?

    • Pat D

      You forgot Aaron F***ing Boone and Robert F***ing Andino.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Scott F***ing Proctor!

  • CMP

    The only thing that could top tonight is a world series win.

    My favorite part of it all is Paplebum blowing the game with 2 outs in the 9th.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
    • AJ

      In reference to the 2nd link, I will never criticize Suzyn Waldman for being a Yankee homer again.

    • aRX

      45 out of 45 “experts” picking the Sux to win the division, at least 30 picked them to win it all…and the most disgustingly homerific article I’ve seen in ages.

      What a wonderful evening. Simply fantastic :D

    • Jonathan

      Thanks for the links. I’ll keep them in mind when I read the predictions next year. I still can’t believe the Sox managed to miss the playoffs with all that talent. Theo didn’t acquire enough pitching depth.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

    Guys, did we just break RAB?

    • Pat D

      Yea, I’m pretty sure we did.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yeah, we did, it totally crashed. By the way OTM is the most depressing place in the world right now.

      • Will (the other one)

        I think you may singlehandedly have saved 20 or 30 of them from jumping off ledges by giving them a target to take their rage out on instead. Good work, sir!

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Haha, I was honestly interested to see what there answer was to both questions…maybe I should’ve waited a couple days to ask them about the article, huh?

          • Chen Meng Wang

            they banned me lol…I guess they’re serious about the ban on site troll policy. I was apologizing for the troll too…

            (The only way I can justify using Wade) was that Proctor has worked a lot lately, He had already used Ayalla, and Joe had said that Mo, Robertson, and Soriano were absolutely unavailable today…leaving Wade our best available pitcher. He’s honestly the fourth guy out of the pen behind Mo, D-Rob, and Sori.

            btw I’m sorry about posting that article. That was low of me to do…like kicking some one while he’s down. I got caught up in the moment and it was very immature of me.

      • aRX

        “DRaysBay posters, sorry, but even if you don’t mean anything by it, you’re kill-on-sight for now.”

        Pardon me as I read OTM for a while.

  • BK2ATL

    From Twitter

    “@SI_JonHeyman
    Jon Heyman
    boston’s september collapse is official. worst in baseball history. but tampa deserves credit, too. #longoria”

  • Tom O

    ESPN Stat: NYY, ATL and BOS all led with one out to go before blowing a lead and losing their game. One of these things is not like the others.

    • tom

      Yeah, I realize no one wants to take anything away from the Rays, but…if this were a game the Yankees cared about winning, there’s virtually no chance they’d get close against DRob/Mo. They still had to WIN it, but Girardi left the door pretty wide open.

      The other two were classic closer failures — the sort that, thanks to Mo, we’ve been largely spared for 15 years.

      By the way, since I (like everyone) have been blocked off the site for 20 minutes or more, may I just say…

      WOOOO! SOX GONE! IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS!

  • mustang

    Only the Sox could make the pain of 2004 disappear!!!!

    • Pat D

      Not for me. Like the guy said in Airplane 2, those wounds run pretty deep.

      And this is also why I’m not gonna gloat over the Sox’s demise. Yankees gotta take care of business. Especially since I’m sure all the experts will pick the Tigers.

      • tom

        Apart from when they play Minnesota, I don’t think the Yankees EVER get picked by the experts. Hell, I remember Bill Madden of the Daily News picking Texas in the first round in frickin’ 1998.

      • mustang

        Your a bigger man then me because I’m GLOATING!!!!

  • Total Dominication

    I was watching both games live with my brother. Finally got into RAB servers to post. Wow, just wow.

  • CMP

    If I were a Red sox fan, I would be so devastated right now That i would strongly consider giving up watching baseball forever.

    It’s sure great to be a Yankee fan tonight.

  • Jon in ???JH

    2004 was hard. For the past 7 years I’ve always secretly felt that the RS would always find some way to come back in dramatic fashion. Even in the minutes after Andino walked off, I thought maybe the Yanks would find a way to beat the Rays, causing the RS to win game 163 in even more dramatic fashion.

    Tonight changes everything. Fear of Boston: extinguished.

  • Karl Krawfid

    One Yankee player watching Papelbon blow the game said the Yankee clubhouse “Celebrated like WE just clinched” when the O’s won

    LOL

  • Guest

    Most epic regular season night in baseball history? Most epic regular season night in baseball history.

  • Pat D

    I wonder if/how the Red Sox will overreact in the offseason. Spend too much money to keep Papelbon? Spend too much to keep Ortiz? Spend too much on middle relief? Overpay for CJ Wilson or Yu Darvish or some middle of the road starter?

    Why the hell am I thinking about this shit? The Yankees have 11 games to win!

    • Jimmy McNulty

      They’ll pay Carl Carwford another 120 million dollars.

  • Darren

    Amazing night of baseball.

    I am not happy the Yankees lost in that fashion, would rather we won, had a Game 163 tomorrow.

    I have new found respect for Proctor and he looked good ( I can’t believe I’m saying that). Cant remember last time he hit 94 on the gun Maybe he will be be valuable next year? WTF am i thinking! But everything is upside down. I think i ate some LSD by accident.

  • JScott

    Somewhere, someone is preparing one of those “Hitler Learns Red Sox Missed Playoffs” deals…and it will be E-P-I-C.

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

      Haha I love those Angry Hitler videos.

      Der Untergang was a great film too.

  • Darren

    BTW when will they release the post-season roster?

  • Darren

    Food for thought: If the Rays were out of contention at the beginning of the Game, do you think Girardi would have let Proctor pitch as long as he did? Would he have put a non-pitcher in after 2 innings or so?

    Imagine how crazy Red Sox Nation would have gone if it was Pena or Golson who let up the dinger to Longoria??!!!

    PS – Teddy Ballgame just farted in Reyes face

    /Random Stuttering John reference