Apr
17

Game 11: Restoring Order

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(REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

The Twins beat the Yankees in the Bronx in a regular season game for just the sixth time since 2002 last night, doing so with Carl Pavano of all people on the mound. It was a bitter pill to swallow, but the best part of baseball is that they play everyday. Both teams are right back at Yankee Stadium tonight and the Yankees have a chance to restore order and beat the Twins like they’ve done so many times before. Here’s the starting nine…

DH Derek Jeter
1B Nick SwisherMark Teixeira is out with flu-like symptoms
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
RF Andruw Jones
CF Curtis Granderson
SS Eduardo Nunez
LF Brett Gardner
Chris Stewart

LHP CC Sabathia

Tonight’s game start a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads
  • matt

    does girardi hate chavez?

    • Plank

      I would imagine he doesn’t.

      I’m pretty sure he thinks Andruw Jones is better at baseball than him.

      • TomH

        Yeah, well. Girardi may still need Chavez to play some of this here baseball.

      • CS Yankee

        I believe he referring to no Jeet at SS, with Arod DH, etc…

        so why Nuney playing versus Chavey?

        • Dick Gozinya

          Probably because they’re facing a lefty.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You can ask him that via Facebook or Tweet this Sunday on the Joe Girardi Show.

    • RetroRob

      No. He doesn’t hate Chavez. I think he’s discovered the secret of keeping him healthy. Never play him.

    • Tom

      Lefty on the mound?

      When Nunez is playing 3rd base for ARod with a righty on the mound than you should ask the question.

  • RetroRob

    Great picture. Derek welcoming to the Yankees three new Cashman signings. I’m sure one of them is a LOOGY.

    • CS Yankee

      The one shaking with the right hand is Mitre replacement, but you are correct with the other two being LOOGY’s. Repada is scared!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Stairs sure has aged since the surgery.

      • RetroRob

        I think the guy in the middle might be Raul Ibanez. Not sure.

        I think Cash should send a scout to the Hebrew Oilers. There’s an older guy there named Hobbs. Roy Hobbs. I think he can help our DH situation.

    • MannyGeee

      #CliffLeewasright

  • Robinson Tilapia

    There’s a reason they play 162 games. I’m pretty sure one of them is “so we can forget yesterday ever happened.”

    April’s halfway done, which means the big man is about to enter Beast Mode. Let’s do this.

  • Nathan

    Stewart instead of Frankie still baffles me.

    Gardner not batting 2nd?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It is one of the stranger decisions of the season, isn’t it? I miss Frankie’s mug every few days.

      • MannyGeee

        this team sorely lacks fist punmps. that is the key to the season.

  • Knoxvillain

    Nunez at SS? When will Girardi learn he can’t field? I love Nunez and I’m not trying to bash him, but Jesus Christ, he is the worst defensive player on the Yankees and might be the biggest liability on the field in all of baseball.

    • RetroRob

      Geez, I’d hate to see what you’d say when you are bashing him.

      • Knoxvillain

        I don’t bash any of the players. It’s hard to when I’m sitting on my ass in college classes and they get to play with the Yankees.

        I get irritated and might throw my remote when Tex pops up with 2nd and 3rd with nobody out or something like that, but I don’t bash any players.

    • Johnny

      As one of the writers pointed out during the series at the Trop, he’s valued because he can hit the ball better than most UTIL guys.

      • Knoxvillain

        He does have a bat, but he doesn’t have a glove. I have no problem with him DHing, but at SS? I’m going to cringe every time a ball is hit in his direction.

        • Johnny

          I tend to agree with you, but as Axisa replied to me sometime back, if you value defense more than offense you end up with the Seattle Mariners’ lineup. I’ve resigned myself to hoping that Nunez can at least fake it enough to survive the game without doing too much damage. Hopefully he makes up for any mistakes with his bat.

  • Bo Knows

    Seems like that bug is going around the clubhouse:

    First Gardner, then Nova, now Tex

    Who’s next?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      That’s what happens in locker rooms. One person brings it in, and everybody gets it. Even Sterling has it lol.

  • Professor Longnose

    Me. I got sick to my stomach during the game yesterday.

  • Johnny

    A funny thought struck me last night. So This American Life just did a segment about Steve Blass. And then I got thinking about Freddy Garcia’s five wild pitches. And while his control wasn’t that bad last night, it certainly wasn’t sparkling. I’m not seriously suggesting that Garcia has suddenly lost control of where he’s pitching; it was just a weird serendipitous moment that struck me.

    • Professor Longnose

      I’m going to look up that episode.

      • Johnny

        Here’s the link:

        http://www.thisamericanlife.or.....orst-enemy

        It was good because I’ve been sending TAL emails about once a month for the last two years BEGGING them to do a show about baseball. Can you believe that prior to Sunday’s show they’d not done even a single SEGMENT about baseball? This is a show that calls itself “This American Life” by the way.

        • Johnny

          Sorry, I have to add one thing to that: Ken Burns did an effing amazing job relating American life through his documentary. You could do hours about Pete Rose and all those troubled guys; you could make it about humanity… blah blah blah. I’ve pitched that to them several times, but nothing doing—at least until now.

          On a semi-related note, I pitched some ideas to Radiolab a few months ago and got a response the next day saying they liked all of them and would start preliminary research. (That doesn’t mean they’ll necessary do them; their intern said they’ll look into them.) In other words, This American Life: thumbing its nose at the common people.

          • Professor Longnose

            I like TAL, but, yeah, if you can’t make a show about baseball and American life, you ain’t trying.

  • Havok9120

    I no get see baseball game.

    =’(

    • Professor Longnose

      WHAT! That’s insane!

      • Havok9120

        Hmph. Your sarcastic lack of sympathy is noted.

        I shall remember this affront.

  • Johnny

    Allow me to paraphrase something Waldman just said: we don’t like to give numbers here, apart from the statistics that are utterly meaningless, like W-L, saves, and batting average, and statistics that are sort-of-but-not-really meaningful, like ERA.

    • Professor Longnose

      That sounds like her.

      • MannyGeee

        Classic… Inteirnet pizza ordering all over again.

  • RetroRob

    Tex, Gardy and Nova do/did not have the flu. Whatever they have only lasts a day. Tex is sitting in the dugout. If you ever have the flu, you will never again say you have the flu unless you really do. It will knock you on your ass for ten days.

    • Professor Longnose

      In what I heard, it was referred to as “flu-like symptoms.”

      • RetroRob

        Some 24-hour bug. I developed a “respect” for the flu when I got it as an adult. I used to use the term flu whenever I felt sick for a day that is until one day I actually got the flu. Even after you’re up and moving around in a few days, food is not appetizing. A 24-hour virus is a firecracker on the Fourth of July. A flu is an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.

        • MannyGeee

          Ouch… Too soon, dude

  • Chen Meng Wang

    How’d the top of the first go for CC?

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

      Two quick and easy outs, then Mauer put up a good fight before grounding out.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Sounds good, unless Mauer had like a 14 pitch battle.

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

          Nah. Full count then he fouled off a pitch or two.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Not that I doubt CC at all, but lets hope this is were he starts turning it around. I’m tired of hearing about how our rotation is garbage and CC is over rated…

            • RetroRob

              April is not CC’d best month. His arm strength and command improve a month or so into the season.

              • CBean

                he gets stronger with the sun. Sorta like Superman.

  • Sabathiasgut

    Can anyone explain this lineup to me?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Tex is out with flu like symptoms, plus there is a lefty on the mound so we go very righty heavy at the top of the lineup. and we have to keep the old guys fresh, Nunie is playing short.

    • sdjohn

      2 words. Joe Girardi…

    • sangreal

      Swisher was supposed to DH before Tex got sick. I guess Jeter was supposed to have the night off?

      Alternative answer: It’s the twins

    • Havok9120

      Whats the problem with it?

      • Sabathiasgut

        Didn’t know about tex, so sitting him against a lefty didn’t make sense. Also Grandy who is heating up and hits lefties well at 6spot? Then of course Nunez playing the field always makes me nervous.

        • Havok9120

          He’s been 6th all season (and quite a bit of last season IIRC) against lefties. I see their position, especially since Swish rakes against them.

          The rest makes sense, though you need to get used to the Nunez sightings in the field. They’ve decided to see what they have in him.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Yeah, this started being the regular line up against lefties since about June last year I think…

  • First time lawng time

    Poor Robbie can’t catch a break. Hopefully he’ll start to get going, though.

  • sdjohn

    Well when your going bad, you hit a rocket right to a defender.

  • Havok9120

    If ESPN is any indication, this is one heck of a strike zone we have going here tonight.

  • Johnny

    Colby Lewis has given up two runs to Boston in the 1st.

  • sdjohn

    Fastball location. Dang.

  • Don’tcha Know?

    David Ortiz has been in beast mode straight out of the gate . . . This is a fluke, right? RIGHT?! Please, someone tell me that he’s washed up. I put my fork in him a long time ago. The Sox offense . . . I thought they’d be toast without Ellsbury too, but, sure enough, the continue to score runs by the dozen. I want them to go away. WHY WON’T THEY GO AWAY!?!?!

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

      It’s eleven games into the season.

      • Don’tcha Know?

        I’m aware. I just don’t like when they get production out of players that are, by most accounts and metrics, supposed to suck. Remember when Darnell McDonald was killing it? I fear that Ross, Sweeney, Aviles, and co. will do rather well in red socks . . . That team is NEVER out, and, well, it’s frustrating to me.

        • CBean

          i’m pretty sure people say the same thing about the Yankees. I was told Derek Jeter is washed up.

    • Havok9120

      Because they’re good? Just like we are but with less pitching?

    • RetroRob

      Ummm, because they have a good hitting lineup even without Ellsbury, and three quality starters? And, of yeah, they season is ten games old. Ortiz will cool.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        This. All of this. I can’t believe Yankee fans really want to write of the Red Sox two weeks into the season. That’s just a silly thing to do. They have enough talent to win 87-90 games by rolling out of bed.

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

    Fastball command is way better tonight than it has been.

    • sdjohn

      Better than it has been yes, that pitch Willingham him missed though by a bit though.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I cant be the only person who thinks Trevor Pluffe is the least manly name in the history of baseball, can I?

    • RetroRob

      Hmmm, that would be an interesting question. What name is less manly than Trevor Pluffe. Nothing is hitting me yet.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Dickie Thon.

  • Johnny

    I thought Tom Verducci’s column today was pretty good. It’s about the greatest statistic of all, the Save.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....=hp_t11_a0

    Is it okay to like T.V.? I’ve been seeing some hate recently, but I like him.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      “Is it okay to like T.V.? I’ve been seeing some hate recently, but I like him.”

      This sums up all the commenters here. LOL.

  • Johnny

    Napoli just destroyed a pitch like he was swatting a fly. Sent over the monster.

    • Tom

      Been watching that game (can’t see the NY game)… it was on an 0-2 pitch no less (and Hamilton hit a long double on an 0-2 pitch before it)

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I saw that bunt coming from a mile away.

  • sdjohn

    listening to Burt Blyleven almost has me muting TV and listening to Suzan Waldman. Now that’s bad…

    • Havok9120

      Be thankful you have such options. I have the Gamecast and this chat.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        +1

  • Chen Meng Wang

    The Grittiest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CBean

    why don’t people understand that they shouldn’t reach over to take the goddamn ball.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Seriously, am I the only one here tonight?!

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I don’t care if I am…Stewart absolutely hast to put the ball in play right now.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        That’s not what I meant god damnit…

        • Tom

          Need to be more specific next time…. ;-)

      • Havok9120

        No soup for you.

    • Havok9120

      I CAN’T SEE THE GAMEEEE.

      Bah.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Neither can I. Lol, I’m at least listening to it though

  • Havok9120

    Brett wit teh POWERZ!

  • Tony

    This has strikeout written all over it

  • sdjohn

    There are just certain announcers that just grind on you, I’m sure tops on that list (for me) is Hawk Harrelson, but right behind him is Burt Freakin Blyleven.

  • The Irony Guy

    Resting Russell will be a hell of a lot easier if the backup could manage at least a .320 OBP. Don’t blame Girardi for wanting someone who isn’t completely incapable out there.

    • Greg

      Blame Romine for getting hurt.

    • Tom

      Liriano’s thrown 49 pitches… they just need to keep grinding the AB’s and not give him any quick innings like they did Pavano last night.

      • Tom

        Yes that is a reply button… doh…

  • Johnny

    You think Sabathia had control issues? Lestah couldn’t hit water from a boat right now. Bases loaded, one out. PROCEED, TEXANS.

  • your mom

    Cervellie would’ve gotten a run home….shit.

  • CBean

    Cano slam?

  • mustang

    HR Cano callinh it

    • Havok9120

      If it doesn’t happen, its because of your misspellings.

  • mustang

    Damn!!!!

    • Havok9120

      Its all your fault.

      • mustang

        I’m a sad mustang.

  • aRX

    ffs

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team is trash right now.

    • Heisenberg

      That’s an understatement.

      Trash >>>>>>>>>>> Yankees

      Ptui

    • Heisenberg

      Wait.. Even worse.

      Trash >>> Pirates >>>> rubbish >>>> Astros >>> Excrement >>>>>>>Yankeees

      Ptui, Ptui

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      Trash doesn’t cost $200 million.

      • RetroRob

        I had to leave for dinner, so thought I’d check back to see what the ledge-jumpers had to say. You didn’t disappoint.

  • RkyMtnYank

    There was no reason not to pitch around Swish to get to Robbie right now, he looks terrible.

  • Tom Q

    Thanks to that fan for costing our side a run.

    • RkyMtnYank

      The ball went out anyway before the fan hit it, the fan actually put it back in play.

    • handtius

      it was going into the stands anyway.

  • your mom

    WTF offense? Stewart sucks.

  • sdjohn

    Wow, super frustrating watching this team with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 down.

  • cjc

    Just imagine if they could actually hit with risp

    • Heisenberg

      They’d average 9 runs per game instead of 5?

  • Chen Meng Wang

    What’d Span get tossed for? I thought players can argue balls and strikes a little bit? As long as they aren’t showing up the umpire?

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, what the baseball happened there?

  • Johnny

    This is a glorious inning by the Rangers. Still the top of the 2nd, Lester at 56 pitches, bases loaded, two outs. (Sorry for commenting on another game, but it’s orders of magnitude more interesting than watching the Twins.)

  • sdjohn

    Stewart bound and determined to make “the move” look even more questionable every time he steps on the field.

  • aRX

    Well, that was mildly entertaining.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what did Span do? lol.

  • Kostas

    For the Yankees hitting with runners on base puts more fear in them than death.

    • handtius

      yeah, cause 5-6 runs a game isn’t good enough. go be a fan of the mariners and then complain about yanks scoring “problems”.

      • Kostas

        There is the rub, expectations of those teams is not what it is for the Yankees so…

      • Havok9120

        Why are you responding to him at this point?

        • handtius

          it’s like an itch…you know not to scratch it. but it just won’t go away! ah…i need to chew some gum or something.

  • mustang

    I miss Billy Martin.

  • sdjohn

    Anyone else wishing Girardi would do that every once in a while?

    • Havok9120

      Do what?

    • Johnny

      The Yankees are a pretty disciplined team. We don’t really have any Milton Bradleys in our ranks. According to Earl Weaver, the master of getting ejected, the manager is only supposed to do that if a player gets fired up and is in danger of being ejected.

      • sdjohn

        Agreed, but Denard Spann should not be mentioned or referenced in any way shape or form to Milton Bradley. Spann did not deserve to get tossed. Gardenhire may have been pissed about something, but even the perception he was sticking up for his player is something you NEVER see Girardi do.

        • Havok9120

          Thats total horsecrap.

          I mean…what?

          He goes out all the time to get guys away from umps on the rare occasions when they’re freaking and argues for them. And have you ever seen a press conference after a rough game? All he DOES is stick up for the players.

  • D-Rob da man

    What did span call his mother?

  • Mike Nitabach

    That ump is a little sensitive.

  • sdjohn

    What the balk is going on here?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Balkfest ’12

  • Johnny

    Balk? For realzies? Didn’t see what happened.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    lol CC sucks

  • RkyMtnYank

    Really looked like Gardner could have caught that if he kept running.

  • Cy Pettitte

    You disgust me CC

    • handtius

      and you disgust me.

  • Pat D

    So did Liriano commit a balk in the second or something? I was on another channel.

  • your mom

    Good grief CC.

  • Nathan

    I think someone needs to give CC a box of captain crunch. Slimmer CC isn’t pitching as well as huskier CC.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Somebody get this man a burger!!!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    OMG CC IZ TEH GAWD AWFUL!! GIRARDI IZ THE WORZT MANAGER!!!! FIRE BILL CASHMAN!!!!

    • Johnny

      Bill Cashman is a pretty good name. Would totally be better if Cashman changed his name to William and then went by Bill.

      Also, am I the only one who wishes that CC stood for Christopher Columbus? What an effing rad name that would be: Christopher Columbus Sabathia.

    • Steve

      OMG other fans are upset that their team is losing! Must make completely original joke about their spelling!

      • Heisenberg

        I thought it was funny.

        “OMG other fans are upset that their team is losing!”

        Yes, but instead of just saying “Damn this sucks” They say stuff like “This team is trash” or “CC sucks”.

        Do you not see the difference?

        • Steve

          I do see the difference. What I don’t see is any spelling mistakes or unnecessary exclamation points. It’s a meme that has beaten to death, reincarnated and beaten to death again. CC sucks tonight. That’s a fact. Why is one post on a message board any more valuable than the next? What does this idiot’s “parody” add to the apparently Mensa-level discourse going on?

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Wow, I haven’t gotten somebody on the internet worked up enough to start directly calling me names since I stopped trolling to explicitly piss people off(I was messed up when I was younger) thanks for letting me know I can still get that reaction out of people :)

          • Heisenberg

            I hear you. I did think it was funny and I think the gist is just the over reaction. The spelling and punctuation is for (hopefully) humor. I thought it was funny, you didn’t.

            All posts are fair game I suppose.

            I mean, you could call me douche and really it’ll just disappear into the ether.

            Go ahead, call me a douche, It won’t be hurt.

            • Chen Meng Wang

              Yes, the spelling and punctuation were all for humor. I actually take great pride in my proper spelling and grammar.

          • MannyGeee

            A!l xc!am8!on po!ntz arrrrgh necess!ry!!!!!1!!!!11!1one!!

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I’ve got no problem with people being upset, I’m not happy that the team is down right now, but I’ll never say that CC is garbage, or that our team is terrible. I’m upset because I expect more, but I’m not angry because I expect my team to come back and win.

  • Buhner’s barber

    Wow is it ever frustrating watching the Twins cash in on RISP opportunities as soon as they present themselves.

  • Nathan

    Mike, this one might be on you! You posted up about how the Twins weren’t scoring runs…now they’re the big purple and red machine. Half way kidding…

  • Pat D

    Jeez, this is getting really annoying. This team isn’t supposed to be able to hit, I thought.

    I could be doing countless other things right now, like watching M:I 4 or dusting my room or something.

    My time is valuable, dammit, I expect to watch wins!

    Seriously, I only get to watch 2 games a week right now, so this gets to me.

  • Tom

    Can’t see the game but is CC really throwing a 2-0 changeup and 3-1 changeup to Jamey Carroll?

  • D-Rob da man

    Cc shitting the bed now wtf the money he makes he has to pitch better than this.

    • handtius

      sarcasm? hope so.

  • sdjohn

    91-92 with the fastball and not locating like normal. Very odd.

    • handtius

      even the announcers know it, been saying it. CC, starts, slow. every year, his first few games are a little rough, then it get’s warmer and he improves.

      • sdjohn

        I’ve seen that since we signed him, however isn’t it like 81 in New York right now? He does start slow, but I don’t think I’ve seen hime struggle with commanding his pitches 3 games in a row, and he didn’t finish last year real strong either. I’m not in any way saying he’s done, but a little cause for concern for sure..

        • handtius

          i have no concern what so ever. it’s not 81, especially not now at night. mid to upper 60s. last year, they went to a 6 man rotation, and if you remember, his season slip coincided with that. he likes to pitch a lot. you take him out of that rhythm and it messed with him. again…no concern at all. cc is a beast and will be just fine.

  • cjc

    we can’t buy a hit with risp and fucking Carrol is killing it only basbeall

  • Pat D

    Almost had a Matsui flashback there.

    • your mom

      I miss Matsui, at least he could hit with RISP.

      • Pat D

        I was referring to his injury, but, yea, he was fairly decent in the cobra clutch.

  • your mom

    hoor-fucking-ray!

    • Pat D

      You did that wrong. Unless you were trying to say “whore” or something.

      • your mom

        No, just putting an expletive in the middle.

        • Pat D

          Right, so it should have said “hoo-fucking-ray” then.

          • Heisenberg

            Do you really want to bother?

            • Pat D

              Yes. My friends call me “Syntax Man,” so I’ve got to live up to the billing.

  • D-Rob da man

    Gritty play.

  • TomH

    Anyone remember what CC’s fastball was like LAST April? He seems to be getting Hughes-type numbers this evening, 91, 92, now and then maybe a 93.

  • DM

    Rolled his wrist on that one.

  • Johnny

    Just checked on the wind report in the box score—13mph out to RF, practically as bad as Nova’s game vs. the Angels. Would it kill the wind to blow towards home plate for just one game?

    • Pat D

      Or at least just when the other team hits.

  • Kostas

    Larry, your starters need some work.

  • D-Rob da man

    Flaritty sucks make me miss pinella. Where is cone?

  • Jon

    Today I emailed the mail bag here and just asked of CC is really an ace. He’s a great pitcher and I am glad he’s a Yankee but he’s no Halladay or verlander or even cliff lee. His response was “I should spend more time watching them instead”

    After another “ace” like effort from CC maybe if I want to see an ace I should.

    • Don’tcha Know?

      He always struck me as a Summer Ace, and, possibly, a Post-Season Ace.

    • D-Rob da man

      Cc needs to beer down more

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’m not even going to bother doing the research for you, go check out all of their Baseball Reference pages and come back and talk.

      • Don’tcha Know?

        That’s insanely annoying . . . even childish. Why even respond if you had nothing at all constructive to say? If you want to prove him wrong, go ahead, but then it’s your duty to do the research, not his. His initial question was whether or not CC is an ace. He is curious. His eyes, early in the season, are telling him otherwise and by comparison to the Astronomical Aces, CC, to him, appears to be the lesser god. So, instead of offering up an asinine comment that holds absolutely no value, do yourself and HIM a favor by giving a rebuttal that may, in fact, answer his initial inquiry . . . Just a thought . . .

        • Chen Meng Wang

          He however seems to have already made up his mind that “he(Sabathia) is no Halladay…” but still feels the need to ask the question. I’m telling him to simply do his research before making that conclusion.

      • Jon

        I am on it thanks

    • handtius

      CC is an ace. if you pay attention, you’d know he starts of slow every year, then picks it up in may. cc is an ace, but by all means, go watch some other aces. nobody will mind.

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

      Like I said in the response, go watch those guys for a full season then come back and talk about ups and downs.

  • your mom

    Liriano’s at 63 pitches. Is the Twinkies pen any good? We missed a big opportunity in the 2nd.

    • Pat D

      They’re not supposed to be, but they didn’t give up anything last night.

  • Johnny

    Lester pulled after 2.0 IN. Top of the third, bases loaded, no outs. Bad times for starters across the majors.

  • Tom

    Lest-ah done….

    2 IP, 8 hits, 4BB, 4Runs and leaves with the bases loaded, 80 pitches

    (suddenly CC’s outing doesn’t seem so bad so far)

    • your mom

      Don’t jinx it!

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

    Words can not describe how much I hate it when players slide into first base.

    • Johnny

      Wade Boggs got his 2000th hit that way. Just happened to see the highlight a day or to ago.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      very much agreed.

    • Tom

      The ultimate false hustle play (unless there is a tag play involved)

  • thekid

    I vote we permanently nickname Nunez “the good, the bad, and the ugly”, or GBU

    • D-Rob da man

      Awesome

  • sdjohn

    And who is on deck? Chris “lucky if i hit .200″ Stewart. Oh boy..

    • sdjohn

      Crow tastes good…

  • aRX

    3 run HR?

    • aRX

      OK scrath that, grand slam.

  • flamingo

    Just got home and checked the score… what is going on?!

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Ok, Chris…Please for the love of god hit this out of the infield. Actually, no never mind. Just take pitches till the ump sends you to first or back to the dugout…

  • James A

    Bold Prediction: Stewart does not hit the ball with authority here
    #freefrancisco

    • James A

      my reverse jinx worked

      • Buddy

        loser

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

    This has double play written all over it.

  • D-Rob da man

    Here comes the black hole

    • D-Rob da man

      Yum good tasting crow here.

  • your mom

    Stewart will strike out.

    • your mom

      My foot tastes good.

  • D-Rob da man

    Liriano right over the middle I miss blue eyes

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

    Boo hoo Chris Stewart crew.

    • handtius

      +1

  • RkyMtnYank

    That will work!

  • SevenAces

    Stewart needs to go to Nick Johnson’s School of Hitting…

  • Johnny

    STEWART

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Holy shit. Stewart got a hit. Hooray for blind squirrels everywhere.

  • Pat D

    Well played, Stewart.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Chris Stewart is DA MAN!!!!!

  • aRX

    Behold: Stewart’s first (and probably only) Yankee highlight

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

    Well I’ll be damned.

  • Zooboy

    Fist pump.

  • Tom

    Chris Stewart… True Yankee?

  • Johnny

    Is Liriano getting pulled? He only gave up four runs. That’s not unusual for him.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Chris, I’m sorry. That was fucking glorious.

  • NoH

    Gotta love that hustle by Gardner.

  • sdjohn

    Keep the hits with RISP coming boys. One things for sure, we are certainly due for some.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Jeets w/ the sac fly :) but he didn’t get a hit with RISP, so he’s terrible, right? I’m sorry I’m being such an asshole, it’s just fun sometimes.

    • Pat D

      I was going to say this same thing.

      Where does he get off hurting his OBP?

    • sdjohn

      If we score a runner from 3rd with less than 2 down, I’m a happy man. Don’t care if it’s an error, passed ball, wild pitch, suicide squeeze, safety squeeze, single, double, triple, HR, sac fly, or in this game even a balk is perfectly fine. Biggest pet peeve in all of baseball.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I agree for the most part. However I just want the Yankees to score roughly 5-7 runs a game. I don’t care if they do it by sacrificing or hitting a bunch solo shots. Just score runs.

        • Pat D

          I prefer endless home runs.

          Because then the media will just start gabbing about how they hit too many home runs. Never gets old.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            That is my favourite narrative of all time. Seriously, why is hitting homers a bad thing.

            • Pat D

              Because the narrative is they’re hard to come by in the postseason. Yet I’ve never heard anyone say this in regards to the Rangers the last two years.

          • Tom

            +1

            They’ll also talk about how the approach will never work in the playoffs (when apparently MLB outlaws HR’s)

        • sdjohn

          and I agree with you for the most part, but you cannot expect a team in post season play to hit a bunch of solo HR’s off the Verlander’s, Weaver’s, Lester’s of the league to win games. Have to be able to get runners in from 3rd, move runners over when your facing solid pitching in post season play.

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

            You can’t expect a solo homer, but you can expect a rally of multiple singles? The Verlanders and Halladays don’t allow extended rallies, if you get a pitch to hit, you have to make it count.

            • Chen Meng Wang

              This. I’d much rather take my chances of a couple people over the course of a game hitting a ball hard then multiple hits falling in against an ace.

            • sdjohn

              Again, my point being missed, if Gardner works a walk, steals second, they have to be able to move him to 3rd hitting to the right side of the infield. Not necessarily a hit, but move him over. Then we need a ground ball up the middle, or sac fly to get him in. Multiple hits off Verlander, not a high rate of that happening. Also, 3-4 solo shots are just as unrealistic off him. Either way you have to be able to score runs when presented the opportunity. If you feel the odds are better hitting 3-4 dingers versus moving runners over and getting runners in via sac flies, than we can agree to disagree. That’s what makes this game so great, we all agree scoring runs good, we just disagree on the philosophy of how to get that done.

              • Pat D

                I prefer being able to score runs without making outs.

                I think that’s a simple concept to understand.

                • sdjohn

                  Yes, Pat D, simple concept to understand that s what YOU prefer. Also a simple concept to understand some baseball people think otherwise, simple enough?

                  • Pat D

                    So you’re saying scoring a run while making an out is just as good as scoring a run while not making an out?

                    • sdjohn

                      No, I’m saying hitting a 3-4 solo HR’s off a frontline starter in post season play is (in my opinion) more unrealistic than scoring 3-4 runs by other means like single, stolen base, moving over to third via ground ball the other way, getting the runner in via sac fly. Maybe have an inning stringing a few base hits back to back.

                      If you went into a game against Verlander and it was a foregone conclusion that if you scored 4 runs you would win. Do you think the odds favor 4 solo dingers, or scoring 4 runs in another fashion?

                      I happen to believe in scoring runs, however necessary, but you BETTER have the ability to move runners over, and get guys in from 3rd with less than 2 out, especially come post season play.

                    • Pat D

                      Fine then.

          • Pat D

            Actually, you can expect it off Weaver. He’s a definite FB pitcher.

  • Johnny

    That will do, Sanderson.

  • Johnny

    Unfortunately, CC will have to pitch deep again tonight (unless Dave is available; he’s had about enough rest to pitch one or two innings, right?)

    • Havok9120

      Everyone is good to go except maybe Logan and Wade. Soooo….we’re all good.

      • Havok9120

        And Phelps. Forgot about him.

  • your mom

    Lester’s final line: 2 IP, 8 hits, 4 BB, 7 ER

    Liriano’s final line: 2.1 IP, 7 hits, 4 BB, 5 ER

    I hope Sabathia fares better

    • handtius

      he already has.

    • Across The Pond

      Watched the Giants v Phillies last night and while I don’t know their final lines both Lincecum and Halladay struggled early on.

  • MannyGeee

    wow Nunez hit Teix on the throw, not the second row of fans… someone call the Post.

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      Hit tex on the shitter?

    • handtius

      swish is playing first and he’s done it before, in case you didn’t know.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Deep breath on balls to ss

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Any less manly names than Plouffe yet? Seriously…it sounds like he should be marketing loofa’s to Valley Moms.

    • Pat D

      Yea, it doesn’t sound like a name of an athlete.

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      Sounds like a womans fart.

  • handtius

    same as yesterday, i’d love to poll who thinks the yanks will win or lose. still think more then half say they lose.

    • Johnny

      77.8% win expectancy right now for the Yankees.

      • handtius

        i don’t care about that. it’s more about people on this site. it used to be a very confident site, with a few downers. now it seems the opposite. i love the articles here on rab, but the comment section can drive a sane man mad.

        • RetroRob

          So right.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    I still think they’re going to loose yesterday and win the series ;)

  • your mom

    Brett Marshall 6 IP, 3 hits, 1 BB, 0 ER, 3 K

    Not too shabby.

    • sdjohn

      Caleb Cotham 4 IP’s, 4 hits, 0ER, 5 K’s in Charleston. Tyler 1-2 with a BB, dudes rakin…

  • MannyGeee

    Off topic alert:

    So I am sorta excited now that Johnny Damon has signed with the Tribe, I am somewhat looking forward to by business trip to Cleveland in May now.

    Hoping I can get back in June for the Yankees Series. But for real, I am looking for ANY reason to to look forward to going to that town.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      You didn’t hear, it’s always been his dream to play for the Indians, since he was a little kid :)

      • Tom

        I laughed.

    • NoH

      They don’t play a series in Cleveland till late August. I’m hoping to catch at least one of those games.

      • MannyGeee

        SHIT. you’re right. they play in the Bronx.

        wellllll, maybe the Mud Hens will have a good eries going… or somethin

  • jimmy

    Pujols and Carpenter/Wainwright never won?

  • Alkaline

    Leave friends house 3-1. Get home 5-3. I guess I should shut the game off.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yes ;) kidding. I’m wearing my Yankee cap. That’s why we lost yesterday, I forgot it. We haven’t lost a game this season where I was wearing this cap.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw bringing the powah

    • Havok9120

      He’s 2-3 tonight. Nice.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Andruw-motha-fking-jones. biotch.

  • MannyGeee

    7-2 Rangers over Boston. Nothing makes me happier than that team turning into pumpkins.

    • Cy Pettitte

      anytime I wanna feel better about some of our starters bad starts I look at a Sox box score

    • handtius

      I personally want the sox to be competitive. i like it when the yanks duke it out with them and come out on top, which has happened more often then not.

      • Pat D

        I wouldn’t mind seeing Fenway Park spontaneously combust.

        The Rangers have very quickly become my #2 most hated team.

        • handtius

          i agree with both of those statements, but still want the redsox to be competitive.

          • Pat D

            I don’t. I always feel extra stressed when watching a Yankees/Sox game because they’re so unbearably long and no matter what channel you’re watching the announcers make every game seem like it’s a playoff game.

            • handtius

              again, i agree with that. the games can be painfully long, but one of the best games i’ve ever seen was in 2003 and the yankees were one game away from the world series. still, to this day, i believe that we won it all against the sox and the actual world series was just a formality that had no bearing.

        • MannyGeee

          My antlers and beast hands take offense

      • MannyGeee

        Regardless of whether the sox are competitive or not, they are a team that gives us fits.

        That said, living in the Boston Metro area, I loooooooove having the Sox be an afterthought to the Bruins of all teams right now…

        Like I told my kid, You don’t have to love the Yankees, so long as you hate the Red Sox.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Jones yes get that man some playing time. Give swisher a catchers mask.

    • Don’tcha Know?

      Hahaha. Hey, why not . . . ?

  • mustang

    I missed the rally so I checked out how it happened on ESPN. Just had to come back here to see the comments on Stewart.

    LMAO!!!!

    You guys NEVER disappoint.

  • Johnny

    That was yet another monster shot from Andruw.

    • handtius

      definitely a moon shot.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    What is our platoon dh hitting so far mike and is it better than last year?

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

      No idea. I’ll look at that tomorrow, thanks for the idea.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Is there anyone else in baseball, besides maybe Verlander, you’d feel comfortable running 115+ pitch counts every five days except for CC?

    • handtius

      king felix. he’s good for 120 or so.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I always forget about Hernandez when I’m thinking about aces.. and I feel bad because he’s one of the top pitchers in the AL it probably goes Verlander, CC/Felix, everybody else. At least in my head.

        • handtius

          i think i would take felix over verlander. like him that much, plus he’s younger.

          • Chen Meng Wang

            Yeah, but he has a lot of innings on his arm already. Because of that I can see his peak coming a little earlier than most pitchers and him being above average but not great from age 33 on.

            • handtius

              it possible, but you could say something similar about verlander. not many pitchers can throw as hard as he can and who’s to say that will last much longer?

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

      Halladay, Felix, Lee, Cain, Shields … there are a few out there.

      • handtius

        does lee usually give that much. agree on the rest, but i guess i never noticed it with Lee. always felt like he was a 100-105 guy.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          I thought the same thing about Cain too. but I don’t really see alot of Giant games, so I could be dead wrong.

        • MannyGeee

          It’s because the last few times you saw him, he chumped this lineup in 8.1 IP in 95 pitches.

          • handtius

            that could be it….ouch

  • jimmy

    That was a disappointing streaker.

  • handtius

    has cc settled down enough for you folks?

    • Havok9120

      Nope. Not until he pitches so well they take a Twins run OFF the scoreboard.

      • handtius

        that happens when gets through an inning with 2 pitches.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    All those people watching on TV, via Mark Fiensand, idk if RAB’s had anything about this, Pineda feels great after his bull pen yesterday. They’re planning on him going again tomorrow, then if he feels good after that he could get a minor league start a few days later :)

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Great news.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Finally fartboy misses one.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      hehe, I like it.

  • Havok9120

    Hehehe

    Gardner against lefties.

  • Pat D

    Frankie better not be feeling sorry for himself, if he knows what’s good for him.

    • Greg

      Too late.

      I dont know why fans here are whining about Chris Stewart when last year they wanted Cervelli gone pronto

      • Pat D

        The grass is always greener growing on the other side.

      • Havok9120

        Because many just want something to complain about.

        For the rest, they actually prefer Cervelli to Stewart. Which really isn’t at all unreasonable.

      • Johnny

        I’ve always liked Cervelli, and was always confused by the hate against him.

        • Havok9120

          I’m in the same boat. Of course, I didn’t get the absurd amount of love either.

          Its important to take him for what he is: a backup catcher on the mold of Jorge Posada.

        • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

          Confused?
          Did you watch him last year throw out runners
          Granderson did.

          • Havok9120

            When the hate ignores the positives he brings, yes, its confusing.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Good to see you bring the A game tonight.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Cervelli on the bus tour must suck for him.

  • Havok9120

    Aaaaaaaand the Cap’n.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Yankees with a case of the runs tonight.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Should have been montero
    Thank you brian cashman.

    • Havok9120

      Wut?

    • handtius

      you can thank him again when pineda is killing it in the second half.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I love the positive thinking, but with our luck with young hard throwing righties…let’s get him pitching again first.

        • handtius

          i love montero. think he’s a beast and will be for a long time, but i think pineda will have a bigger impact on us winning this year and beyond.

    • Greg

      Then who would DH?

      • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        Back up catcher right handed power off the bench

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Someday you’ll……ah, screw it.

  • Kevin G.

    Oooooooo, Alex said a bad word

    • Havok9120

      He’s been a bit frustrated in the early going.

  • handtius

    can’t believe cc is getting outs on 2 pitches. a true ace would be getting them with one.

  • Tom Q

    I know I’m probably jinxing this, but Nunez has looked like a competent shortstop tonight. Nothing to make you gasp, but usually he’s butchered a routine throw by now.

    • Greg

      He gave his yips to ARod

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Arod with nunny moment.

    • MannyGeee

      Meanwhile next AB Nuney thought about throwing it, thought better of it and touched the bag.

      See, he can be taught

  • RkyMtnYank

    eh, that was a little league moment. Nunez wouldn’t of even done that.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Stewart’s rocking the chin-beard in his photo. Not feeling it. It doesn’t look right with the Yankee cap.

    • flamingo

      Wait, he didn’t show up for photo day, did he? Maybe MLB or someone just photoshopped the Yankees cap on.

  • Tom

    Be nice to see them put this one out of reach.

    CC may have cost himself the 8th inning with that 5 pitch walk to Plouffe (the ARod error also cost him a few pitches). I wonder who’s pitching if this isn’t close. (the B-squad pitched yesterday and Phelps may need another day)

    • Greg

      Robertson. Hasnt pitched since Friday

      • Needed Pitching

        except when he pitched on Sunday

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You didn’t take the fact that Greg actually lives in Micronesia, time zones, yadda yadda.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    They should match up al and coney in the booth i would pay to hear those two do the game.

  • handtius

    there’s just something beautiful about stolen bases.

  • Kevin G.

    Stewart > Montero

  • Bobbie Valentine

    Hey cheng ming..

    I always thought Taylor Teagarden was pretty sissified…not as bad as Plouffe though, which sounds like the name of a vaginal jelly

    • MannyGeee

      Great on English muffins, but not quite as good with the peanut butter in a sammich

      • Bobbie Valentine

        Penis butter and vaginal jelly…

        • Chen Meng Wang

          Ok, now this is getting weird. and I absolutely approve.

        • MannyGeee

          Speaking of… Bobbie valentine sound like the waitress at a Bowling alley bar or a go go dancer from the 1920s.. Not the manliest name either.

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      Ok I laughed.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Yeah, Teagarden is bad. but Plouffe? You’re right…it definitely sounds womanly.

      • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

        Like a quif but louder and funky.

        • Chen Meng Wang

          When it has that fromunda cheese smell?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I keep on thinking of David Plouffe, Obama adviser, when I look at him. I reckon he wouldn’t make a good baseball player. David Axelrod, on the other hand, scrappy as hell.

        Not a political comment.

  • flamingo

    Chris Stewart’s got something to prove.

    • handtius

      to rab commenters. bunch of silly nannies.

      • flamingo

        Hey, I understand how, when you’re used to an offensive catcher, you grumble at a black hole in the lineup.

        • handtius

          i don’t. he’s a backup for a reason. if he was good, he’d be starting for someone. when cervelli is a free agent, i think someone will give him a shot as a starter…not saying they should, or he could handle it, but I think someone will.

        • Havok9120

          But they also grumble when Cervelli, an offensive catcher, plays. And the two groups have several people in common.

          That may be more his point.

          • flamingo

            Good point.

  • Needed Pitching

    but can he fistpump?

  • Mike Nitabach

    STEWARYT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Well, well, well,

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

    Chris Stewart laughs in the face of the RAB comments.

    • Havok9120

      As he should.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Stewie stewie!!!

  • MannyGeee

    Chris Stewart is very quietly auditioning for my fantasy team. Looking at you Russell Martin!

    • The209

      you’re much cooler on nomaas

      • MannyGeee

        Don’t comment there, but thx for playing

  • handtius

    look, the crappy backup is doing a good job. without him, it would still be 5-3.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Did Flash just say a career high 3 rbi? Too funny.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Girardi post game will it be chrisy or stewie as the girardi pet name.

    • Havok9120

      Stewie is the safer bet.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Melancon just entered the game in beantown…with that fancy 22.5 ERA…and promplty gives up a double.

    • handtius

      i’m rooting for him, just not when he’s playing against the yanks.

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      Ah the melancon days in fenway back in 2009. Boy him and Aj almost gave me alcohol poisoning.

    • Needed Pitching

      former Eighth Inning Guy™

    • Needed Pitching

      it’s not often one can enter a game with an ERA that high and then proceed to more than double it

  • Dino Velvet

    watching Boston game, and Aviles struck out looking — he then threw his bat down and stood at the plate and jawed away at the ump and nothing happened to him.

    Boston pulls this shit all the time and they get away with it.

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Cause they’re scrappy, and just playing with their emotions on their sleeves…it’s only when everyone else does it that it’s showing up the ump.

    • flamingo

      I don’t understand how seemingly classy players go to Boston and just… change.

      • handtius

        well, they do fill the cooler with coors light and milwaukee beast.

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      The Rat says Thats how we do things here.

    • Pat D

      Always just possible the umpire has thicker skin.

  • Johnny
    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Cannot be unseen. Yikes. I’m not even sure a mother could love that face.

  • handtius

    hamilton just crushed a 3 run bomb.

    • Greg

      And then Beltre went yard 12-2 Rangers

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        and so did Cruz…

        melancon’s era has tripled

        • handtius

          poor kid.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Get that man (CC) a standing ovation.

  • Pat D

    Why are you cheering him? He sucked the first three innings and that can never be undone!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      i loled

    • Chen Meng Wang

      I laughed out loud, like legit giggled.

    • handtius

      i just laughed out a little….

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

    I know RBI are pretty dumb to judge a player by, but this is only the second 2+ RBI game of Chris Stewart’s career. That’s kinda sad when you think about it.

    • Needed Pitching

      meh, he’s only started 65 career games

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That’s the CC I know and love. The one who you might get a couple of runs off early but, once he says “you’re not getting a damn thing off me the rest of this night,” shuts it down. It may take him a few starts to get there every spring, but he gets there.

  • Bobbie Valentine

    Mark Melancon isn’t playing with the same type of intensity that he used to…

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      Well maybe in japan its different but thats how we do it here.
      : the rat

      • Pat D

        The sniveling little rat-faced git.

        Sorry, I’m going to try to get this to catch on. Thank you, Monty Python.

  • handtius

    dude…melancon gave up three bomb, 2 doubles and 2 walks without getting an out (i think). that’s just, oh man i feel bad for that kid.

    • Cy Pettitte

      same, even though he’s on the Sox now still feel bad for him. he is getting absolutely destroyed this year.

      Bobby V. kind of hanging him out there eh?

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        I think Valentine will be fired by June 1st.

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

    Guessing the guy that was saying the Yanks will be humiliated when Melancon is closing games for the Red Sox this summer won’t be coming around anytime soon.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      i hope he is closing games for the sox…holy crap. 6 batters faced, 25 pitches, 2 walks, 1 double and 3 bombs…

      that has to be the worst pitching line ever.

      • handtius

        Chase Wright wants in that conversation.

        • Needed Pitching

          nah, Chase Wright actually managed to get 9 outs that game

    • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

      I laughed.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fans in Fenway are chanting “let’s go Blue Jays” lol.

  • Johnny

    It’s going to be embarrassing if the Yanks don’t smash Boston in the upcoming series. It’s like last year when they broke their losing streak against the Yankees. Bad form.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ve learned to expect anything in a Yanks/Sox series.

    • MannyGeee

      Didn’t we just have this exact conversation yesterday when Pavano was on the mound?

  • Pat D

    Holy bejeesus, Melancon’s ERA is now 49.50.

    I feel sorry for him only to an extent.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      but he saved 26 games for the Astros last year??? I don’t get it.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        AL > NL

        • Foghorn Leghorn

          i was joking…that was the sox media and fans response to letting papelbon go…

          I want Aceves and Melancon to implode because I think the Sox were stupid not to resign Papelbon. I hated that Plouffebag more than anyone but he was a pretty effective closer for them and he was never hurt.

          • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

            I loled at plouffebag

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            They could easily got away with letting Papelbon go if they let Bard close. Also I think that giving away Scutaro was a very underrated stupid move.

            • MannyGeee

              All of this. Their off season was a giant ball of confusing to me.

            • Foghorn Leghorn

              well, here’s the other thing…their media and fans crap all over Papelbon but he took that closer role when offered and did a great job.

              Bard should’ve recognized that his highest value to the team was the closer but he’s selfish and wants to start…then, Bailey goes down and he sticks with starting. Yet Bard doesn’t get any flack.

              I agree on Scutaro..I read that some thought he may have been one of the snitches..

          • MannyGeee

            Plouffebag… Clever!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    hopefully the rangers beat the tar out of Beckett tomorrow. Of all the a holes on that team, he’s the chief.

  • Johnny

    Red Sox couldn’t buy an out right now.

  • Johnny

    That baby was reacting to the Yankees’ record thus far.

  • flamingo

    I love this bullpen. Not to state the obvious, but they just shut it down every time.

    Don’t quote me small sample sizes; I’m enjoying this.

    • Havok9120

      Well….there WAS yesterday….

      • flamingo

        *plugs ears*

        Can’t hear you, sorry :)

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    15-2 rangers lol how long till bobby loses that team
    More chicken and beer for the team.

    • flamingo

      Ha, WCBS played an ad for some restaurant, and ended it with with “Wings… beer… sports”. I’m still laughing.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      I think he’s lost it. those comments about Youk were pretty bad and then this is how they respond? holy crap…that’s a thrashing.

  • flamingo

    Also, how fitting that Plouffe makes the last out.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Redsox are plouffed.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      nice…Plouffe Sox

  • handtius

    wade pitching the 9th? must be the future closer.

  • Havok9120

    I went on ESPN expecting the Live Headline to be “The Boston Massacre.”

    I was initially disappointed that it wasn’t, but then remembered that it was ESPN and they were the Red Sox. I’m gonna be kinda irked when the narrative from the game is “the Rangers have the deepest offense in baseball” as opposed to “the Red Sox’ pitching is terrible.”

  • Dino Velvet

    Red Sox players writers were complaining that it’s unfair for Boston to face the rangers after facing the rays.

    Their whining never ceases.

    • flamingo

      Yeah, no one else’s April schedule is tough, right?

    • Pat D

      Are you fucking shitting me?

    • SevenAces

      Were they complaining about how the ball is too small?
      Or how the bats were a bit too heavy?
      Or how the other team has the same number of players as them on the field?

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Melancon needs to grow some facial hair.

    He’s not gritty enough.

  • V

    Stewie it is! And a Nooney and a Gardy!

    • V

      Phelpsy and Booney! Hahahahah!

      • V

        Jonesy! Gardy! Grandy!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I always liked Melancon so much more as DOTF fodder than as an actual pitcher.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    He called him STEWIE lol chris stewart the family guy lmao

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

    Whoever had “Stewie” in the Joe Girardi pet name pool just won. Collect your prize at the front desk.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

      *sends girlfriend backstage*

      • Pat D

        Is that you, Daniel Bryan?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Quit mocking me.

          YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

          *”Flight of the Valkyries” plays*

          • Pat D

            YES! is the new What?

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Pretty much.

              I must have gone to an ROH show at the Elks Lodge in Queens about five, maybe six years, ago. Unbelievable what some of the folks I saw that night have gone on to.

    • Havok9120

      Whoop! That was me!

      *dances a jig*

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

    “Phelpsie”??? Alright Joe stop the madness.

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Has Kuroda been named Kurody yet?

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

      Hiroki-y?

    • Bobby Valentine

      H-Rod? (H-Kur doesn’t have the same ring to it)

      • Pat D

        Kur-y?

        • Pat D

          Or just ‘Rok with a long O sound maybe?

  • MannyGeee

    Wow… I hate the rangers slightly less right now after the ass pounding they are giving the sox…

  • Bobby Valentine

    Youk with another “unemotional” strikeout (4K’s on the night)

    Now where’s that rat bastard… he needs to inject some grit and scrappiness into the team.

    • MannyGeee

      Couldnt happen to a nicer guy… Fuck em

  • Nunez aka the good,the bad and the ugly

    Great game Im out the wife just plouffed.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      you better go deal with that…

  • Havok9120

    I’m going to go read the comments at Over the Monster’s Game Thread.

    Its gonna be great.

    • Havok9120

      It. Was. Glorious.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    holy crap..Napoli just hit a 2 run bomb…