Jul
28

Game 100: Triple Digits

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The 100th game of the season is always a little depressing, only because seeing that third digit drives home the point that the season is much closer to the end than the start. The Yankees have a nice big nine-game lead in the AL East, their largest division lead at the 100-game mark since the 1998 team was 15 games up. That team was quite good. Here’s the lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
LF Andruw Jones
3B Jayson Nix
DH Russell Martin
RF Ichiro Suzuki
Chris Stewart

LHP CC Sabathia

Today’s game starts a little after 4pm ET and can be seen on FOX, but the weather in the city is pretty crummy and we may be in for a delay. Enjoy, whenever they play.

Nick Swisher Update: Swisher (hip) is fine but Joe Girardi is giving him the obligatory “one extra day” to guard against a setback, though he may use him to pinch-hit. Might as well play it safe given the standings.

Update: Yep, we’re in a rain delay. No word on a start time yet, but based on what’s happening outside my window, don’t expect baseball anytime soon.

Update Part Two: They’re saying the game will begin at 6:05pm ET, so hooray for that.

Categories : Game Threads
  • RetroRob

    “Today’s game starts a little after 4pm ET and can be seen on FOX. Enjoy.”

    I can’t. Not with the FOX broadcast crew. I’ll try.

    • Manny

      Blah blah blah stop complaining and enjoy the game, it’s not that bad.

      • RetroRob

        Settle down.

  • The Real Greg

    I didn’t know we had another Jesus as our catcher?

    Anyway, this could be it for the Sox. They are going to play hard today so we are going to have to match them.

    By the way, I was traveling with my father down the shore and there were some heavy storms heading north.

  • Jacob

    Reposting from last thread since it will probably not be seen there:

    Guess where Scutaro is playing for the Giants tonight guys, I will give you a hint it is the base Stuart A has never gotten too

    • The Real Greg

      But that is only because the Panda is on the DL with a hammy strain.

      • Jacob

        He would be playing third for us because of Alex, same situation

        • The Real Greg

          But the Giants want him to play shortstop for them afterwards. The Yankees don’t need that.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            Occasionally, they do.

          • Jacob

            Scutaro > Nix

            • vicki

              in the field.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Perhaps this season. In the stretch run, I’ll take the track record over this season’s stats.

                • vicki

                  true. scutaro’s been mediocre several seasons longer.

                  • Robinson Tilapia

                    Your “mediocre over several seasons” still beats Nix’s track record. I would have said he’d be an upgrade. It honestly doesn’t matter. He’s a San Francisco Giant, not a New York Yankee.

                    • vicki

                      eh, jayson nix is about what scutaro was five seasons in. i would favor the younger journeyman, slightly. i don’t need you to agree.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      I thought Brandon Belt was playing first base?

      • Jacob

        +1

    • Steve (different one)

      Scutaro away from Coors has hit worse than Martin, but in the same thread we will complain about Martin in the lineup and not having Scutaro.

  • The Troll

    What are people’s opinions on the Curtis Granderson trade? Who won? Tigers, Yankees, Diamondbacks? Austin Jackson seems pretty damn good to me, an excellent lead off hitter . . .

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      All teams did pretty well in the trade.

      In the long run, I think Detroit will be the biggest winner since Jackson and Scherzer are much younger and figure to be productive until well after Grandy is washed up.

      • The Troll

        Yeah, my thoughts too.

    • RetroRob

      All teams got something out of it. That’s a win all around. Kind of rare for a three-team trade. Many fans though consider their team as losing a deal if the players they traded away does well and will ignore success of the players their team acquired.

      Prospects for the most part are meant to be traded to fill a greater need.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Also pretty good: Curtis Granderson

      All teams won. I’d do that trade again 10 times out of 10.

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

        Don’t know about that.

        You can’t argue about getting a 40+ homer centerfielder but if offered a straight up trade today Granderson for Jackson, I think most GMs would take Jackson especially when considering age, defense and cost.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Trade didn’t happen today.

          • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

            Very true but I don’t think you can’t really grade a trade fairly until 4-5 years after it happens.

            The Yankees did well in the trade but would they be better off right now if they had IPK and Jackson instead of Grandy?

            Definitely debatable.

  • isotopesgm

    What is up with Girardi’s obsession with burying Ichiro at 8th in the batting order?

    Can he really say that Ichiro is worse then Nix and Martin.

    I think it should go:
    Jeter
    Ichiro
    Cano
    Granderson
    Teix
    etc

    and why in the hell is Martin DH’ing??

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Ichiro absolutely should not hit that high in the order. He’s not even close to good enough. They need hitters who can get on base a lot to hit ahead of their best hitters. Ichiro doesn’t do that.

      As for Martin, they have no choice. Ibanez and Chavez are awful against lefties (and Chavez may not even be available). And Pena is awful against everybody. Martin at least hits lefties well: 267/389/550.

    • A

      you do realize that it is a LHP on the mound right? Why would Girardi stack the 2-4 spots with lefties?

      • isotopesgm

        actually did’t realize they are facing a lefty.

    • The Real Greg

      Want to get in as many righties against Lester as you can.

    • BK2ATL

      Only thing I can think of is he bats Ichiro at 8, banks on him to get on base and steal, and then uses the Martin/Stewart 9 spot to bunt him over for Jeter/Grandy???

      Or maybe he wants Ichiro to get that extra at-bat over Stewart or Martin?

      I stopped wondering what Girardi’s binder says that makes Stewart such an integral part of the team whenever CC’s on the mound. To my eyes, it just makes no sense.

      • Steve (different one)

        It’s a day game after a night game. The backup catcher usually starts.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You know exactly why. It’s been explained ad nauseum in the media. He wants his bat and speed to strengthen the bottom end of the lineup.

  • Adayoff

    why is Russell Martin the DH (ever?).

    Great way to acclimate Ichiro, sandwiching him between Russell Martin and Chris Stewart.

    If you are going to use Russell Martin as your DH, then this is my lineup.

    Ichiro
    Jeter
    Cano
    Teixeira
    Granderson
    Jones
    Nix
    Stewart
    Martin

    • DERP

      Ichiro can’t hit lefties. He wouldn’t be playing if Swisher was healthy.

    • Brian S.

      Russ has a mid .900 OPS against lefties.

      • Steve (different one)

        Shhh, stop using “facts”.

        • Tom

          “Facts”? By “facts”, do you mean small sample sizes? That “mid .900 OPS” is based on 60 (sixty) AB’s!

          2011: OPS of .684 (and a better OPS against righties)
          2010: OPS of .682 (and roughly the same against righties)

          The reason he’s starting is the Yankees have turned 1/3 of their position players into platoon players and with Swisher out, basically Girardi is using every lefty or every righty on the bench to start the game (apologies to Ramiro Pena)

          The problem with this is what happens if Girardi wants to pinch hit late in the game when a right reliever comes in… either Stewart or Martin has to stay in.

          • Steve (different one)

            Career OPS against LHP: .830

            • Tom

              And that’s pretty much driven by 2006 and 2007. (.950+ OPS and 1.000+ OPS against lefties)

              Yes… lump in years where he used to be a good hitter; that will fix things statistically. In addition to the hitter changing, the offensive environment has also changed the last few years.

              At least that’s a bit better than using a 60 AB sample size and over-reacting to it, but things have changed since Martin mashed lefties his 1st and 2nd year in the majors.

              • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                Saying Martin is a better option than Ibanez or Pena vs. LHP is overreacting?

                • Tom

                  No.

                  Saying Martin is a the right option because of a 950OPS is over-reacting to a meaningles statistical sample though… which is what my comment states.

          • Adayoff

            Maybe Swisher and Chavez are available to PH

        • Steve (different one)

          And what are Ibanez’s splits over that time? Hint: Even worse.

          That’s the only other option until Swish comes back

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      You don’t hit a DH ninth…ever.

      That Posada fiasco last year was bad enough. If you have to use a DH spot on the worst hitter in that day’s lineup, you might as well hit the pitcher. Ironically, Margin is not the worst hitter in today’s lineup. Stewart is.

      • vicki

        how’s stewart on the basepaths?

    • Steve (different one)

      Wouldn’t sandwiching Ichiro between crappy hitters be the best way to acclimate him? It’ll feel just like Seattle.

      • TCMiller30

        nice

      • Adayoff

        Sorry, I was just using excess brainpower I have on weekends

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    How has that Varitek photo of him kissing a man not gone viral?

    • vicki

      wait, what?

      and i’m guessing it’s because jason varitek is five years past relevance.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Harold Reynolds just screamed “Nooooooo!” as he was showing the video on pre-game. It was hilarious. Varitek didn’t mean to, but it was funny as hell.

        And real

        • Brian S.

          Yeah I saw that yesterday. I can’t find it on the internet though.

    • RetroRob

      That video is disturbing. It’s everything. Forget the kissing on the lips (which I’d like to), but the whole caressing, bedroom eyes, etc. Get a room.

      • vicki

        link??

  • Hoss

    They just announced a late lineup change: Martin is not going to DH after all. Ramiro Pena will replace him.
    Also, Tony Pena will manage today as Joe Girardi is in a white van on his way to Bellevue…

    • The Real Greg

      If that first one is true, it may be a trade.

      But I think both your points are sarcasm.

      • Jacob

        I would like both of them to happen honestly

      • Hoss

        Yes, I am kidding… Hard to see Martin and DH on the same line.

        • The Real Greg

          He’s getting as many righties in against Lester as possible.

          • Hoss

            He could insert Cody Eppley instead. I’d like to see how a side-armer swings a bat.

        • vicki

          see any number of posts above for splits.

  • DERP

    I’m not sure why there is a problem with Martin DHing. There is no one else available. Ibanez and Pena are the only healthy guys on the bench.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      When there’s nothing else to complain about, make shit up.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    If Swish is healthy enough to DH (apparently he his) he can’t DH because, why?

    • Jacob

      Sometimes I am convinced Girardi is trying to do his best to conceal that he is trying to lose games.

      • Steve (different one)

        Yes, this comment makes a lot of sense.

        • Jacob

          It was obviously sarcasm

    • Brian S.

      Russ hits lefties better than Swish. I’m more upset with Ichiro playing this game instead of him.

    • Kempire Strikes Back

      Girardi has always been conservative in these types of situations, but there’s really no need to rush Swisher with this big a cushion in the standings.

  • Jacob

    Tarp on the feild, No rain *sigh*

    • Hoss

      Set up for Swisher to do his sliding Babe Ruth impression, no doubt. There has been no real joy since A.J. left town with his whips, I mean whipped cream.

      • Jacob

        Yeah it seems that jumping all over the place for wild pitches must have done good for Russel, we should use that as an excuse for his struggles

  • Kempire Strikes Back

    Matt Kemp. That is all.

    • vicki

      do not care for the tidy beard, however.

  • The Real Greg

    Why are people so angry at Martin DH’ing?

    • Hoss

      Because it destroys the purpose of the DH rule when you’d rather have the pitcher Sabathia bat.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Martin has a .939 OPS against lefties…

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        Marin hitting 267/389/550 vs. LHP, but you’d rather have CC bat?

        Hell you could make a strong case with this lineup vs. a LHP that Martin should hit 5th. Stewart and Ichiro in this lineup are much bigger issues than Martin DH’ing.

        • Tom

          Folks really need to stop spitting these #’s out.

          It is based on 60 AB’s and virtually meaningless

          Look at his last 2 years against lefties (I posted the #’s above… they are below .700)

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            Which is still better than the options sitting on the bench, isn’t it?

            The “FACT” is that Martin has hit lefties very well this year. Based on the last 2 years of also SSS numbers, that may not continue. Based on his career .830 OPS, there is reason to think he can handle lefties well, especially compared to the available options of Pena and Ibanez. As a Yankee, Martin has a .772 OPS vs. LHP. That’s fine for one day at DH, especially considering the options. As for being meaningless, yes, they are meaningless for long term predictive value, but they are an indication he is hitting lefties well this season. That does have some meaning, considering it is still this season, and there isn’t much reason to think that has stopped yet. I don’t expect him to hit that well forever, but he is hitting lefties well now, so why not take advantage of that?

            And I’ll spit out any numbers I care to, thank you very much.

            • Adayoff

              No one would question lineup if Martin caught and Stewart was the DH. Simple but totally idiotic fix. Always needed when Yankees face a lefty.

              • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                Are you serious? Everyone would question the lineup if Stewart was the DH. Stewart is a far worse offensive player than Martin.

            • Tom

              So where is Cano and his .660 OPS against lefties hitting in your alternate reality? What meaning would you give to this (keeping in mind this is approx twice the sample size of Martin’s)?

              Look at Martin’s #’s.. that .830 OPS is based primarily on his first 2 years in the league (950O+PS, 1050+OPS)

              The reason to think he can’t continue to hit lefies well is perhaps because he’s been sub .700 the last 2 full seasons? But hey maybe his rookie and sophomore year’s performance should be given equal weight (which is what you are doing when you quote career #’s). The offense in the MLB hasn’t changed much either in recent years.

              When you say the #’s don’t have predictive value and then go on to say “why not take advantage of that?”… guess what you are doing.

              • Tom

                To clarify the Cano #’s are this year. His career #’s don’t exactly line up to that # – funny how that works (almost like splits can be quite noisy and not an actual reflection of skill over small samples)

                • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                  That’s exactly my point. Almost like every year of the small side of a platoon split are going to be SSS, and subject to fluctuation, kinda like Martin’s last 2 years were probably below his true talent level vs. LHP and this year is above his true talent level.

                  • Tom

                    You can’t just assess true talent level on lefty splits by only looking at lefty splits (I know that sounds kind of crazy at first). You have to look at the platoon effect and apply it to an overall regress (lefty + right) batting line.

                    Martin is not the same hitter as he was in 2006/2007…. you can use the lefty-righty splits but not the absolute level (MLB offense has also changed)

                    Just so much wrong here, I’m going to stop.

              • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                It’s riding a hot streak. It’s done all the time. While he continues to hit lefties, take advantage of it. It’s not alternate reality, it’s what he’s doing right now. Regardless, even his numbers of the past 2 years make him a better option vs. LHP than Ibanez or Pena, which is the overall point being made (and being completely ignored by you, also ignoring the .772 OPS vs. LHP as a Yankee) He doesn’t have to continue a .939 OPS, or even a .830 OPS, or even a .772 OPS to be a better option than Ibanez or Pena.

                As for Cano, I’ve brought up his splits several times this year, in defense of him being dropped to 5th vs. LHP. He’s struggled so far vs. lefties this year. Doesn’t mean he’ll struggle going forward, but it is reason for concern.

                • Tom

                  60 AB’s spread out over 4 months is not riding a hot streak.

                  An AB in April against a lefty is part of this hot streak?

                  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                    No. But if he’s continued to hit lefties well, he’s continuing the hot streak.

                    Nice that you keep ignoring the main point though.
                    SSS or not, streak or not, this years splits or last years splits, Martin is the best available option. But you already know that, and yet continue to argue little, irrelevant points anyways.

                    • Tom

                      What’s the trend… what are his splits aganst lefties in Apr vs May vs June vs July? Is he “continuing the trend”.. so we should now break down that 60AB’s into even smaller sample to find a time related trend?

                      If you want to say better option fine…. but to trot out some absurd statistic like a 60AB sample size just shows that you have no clue how to use statistics.

                      So, keep ignoring MY MAIN POINT… If we use the .950 OPS and 60AB’s “hot streak” logic the batting order would look a whole lot different.

                    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                      The whole point was that he was a better option. Showing that he has done well this year helps to show that point, but his splits any year also show that point. The 72PA sample was just to show that he has hit lefties well this year. He has. There is no other way to describe his performance this season than to use his numbers this season. Yes it’s a small sample size. I’ve already said this years numbers aren’t representative of his true talent. They are representative of his performance vs. LHP this season.

                      As for the batting order, don’t you think Girardi uses splits? Isn’t that why Cano had been hitting 5th vs. LHP? That Martin’s OPS is as high as .939 isn’t particularly relevant. That it continues to be better than anything you’d reasonably expect from Ibanez or Pena is relevant, and even Martin’s worst season splits accomplish that.

    • Steve (different one)

      Because they are too lazy too look up his splits.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Or maybe they looked at his career splits which is around a .700 OPS instead of looking at a SSS which usually gets you stoned to death for using.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Even though I admit I use SSS too for splits but just saying.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          .700 OPS would still be better than Pena/Ibanez

        • Steve (different one)

          What are you talking about? .830 career OPS against LHP.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Because there’s nothing else to complain about except for who’s DHing for one fucking game?

      • The Irony Guy

        There’s a lot to complain about.

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

        Complaining about other people complaining technically counts as complaining too.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          That’s it. I’m complaining.

          • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

            The Yankees should have a virtual suggestion box where we can send our complaints.

            I’d pay to read some of those.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    hooray…delays…

  • bonestock94

    Kenny Albert is almost the worst

  • Brian S.

    2013 AAA rotation:
    SP Manny Banuelos
    SP Dellin Betances
    SP Schaeffer Hall
    SP Brett Marshall
    SP Vidal Nuno

    AA rotation:
    SP Nik Turley
    SP Jose Ramirez
    SP Matt Tracy
    SP Shane Greene
    SP Mikey O’Brien

    That’s some nice pitching in the upper minors if you ask me.

    • Jacob

      But what about Adam Warren?

      • Brian S.

        He’s part of the Headley trade package.

        • Jacob

          Oh you smart fellow, may I get the rest of your proposed trade package?

          • Brian S.

            It’s a secret

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You’ve just got April of 2013 all planned out, don’t you? Will I have gotten my long-promised raise and promotion by then?

          • Brian S.

            If it was up to me yes. Just like if it was up to me that would be our AAA and AA rotation. But you know Cashman can’t stay away from garbage like Ramon Ortiz and John Maine.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              They serve their purpose. You know that. They pitch the innings the prospects don’t pitch.

              • Brian S.

                But next year we won’t need them because we have ten prospects that need innings!

                • Robinson Tilapia

                  Something is bound to pan out that you’ll need a veteran retread. Always happens. Someone gets injured. Someone gets traded. Someone’s wearing pinstripes. Someone gets demoted.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              ….I do thank you for the vote of support.

  • Jacob

    Of everyone here we all have man crushes on Jerry Hairston Jr. corrrect?

    • FIPster Doofus

      With A-Rod out, he’d come in handy right about now.

      • Jacob

        A guy like JHJ always comes in handy

    • vicki

      it’s nice to have a hairston around the house.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I automatically drop my pants at the mere mention of his name. Yes.

      • Jacob

        RT you jokester

  • Kramerica Industries

    Since I’m in the asshole-ish kind of mode right now:

    The 100th game of the season is always a little depressing, only because seeing that third digit drives home the point that the season is much closer to the end than the start.

    1) I like that fact and find it uprising, since it means we’re closer to meaningful games of September and the playoffs.

    2) You said, almost verbatim, the same thing last year.

    • Joel

      “Uprising” is not the right word. “Uplifting” is. If you’re feeling asshole-ish, try not to set yourself up. ;)

      • Kramerica Industries

        I give some and I get some.

    • Hoss

      “Uprising”? Who are you Che Guevara?

  • OldYanksFan

    Can someone in the Bronx area give us a weather report?

  • Ethan

    I’m not in NY. Do you guys think they will fit the game in?

    • vicki

      storm’s moving pretty fast.

    • Tom Q

      The NY1 forecast is only “scattered storms”, but the sky has that end-of-the-world look. It’s probably one of those “should we start?/we might have to stop at any time” days, which makes it completely a judgment call.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      They have all night. Sure.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Well, knowing FOX, if this delay goes on long enough, then only NY/Boston residents will get to watch.

        Unless it were to get so late that FOX would just cede the rights to local networks – that is, if YES or NESN (or over-the-air equivalents) would want to air by that point.

        • Ethan

          Well I have mlb.tv so i should be able to watch as well :)

          • Kramerica Industries

            If parlayed off onto the team networks, then I would hope so.

            FOX national games are blacked out on MLB.tv, though, so I imagine it would be unwatchable even if beyond regularly scheduled FOX hours. At least, I fear.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I can’t put you up for the night, dude. Sorry.

  • Jacob

    Would you guys rather have Headley or Upton?

    The turn around and deal Headley for Upton being a Non option.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      If I had to pick one, Upton. Not even close.

      • Jacob

        Same that is why I think we should hold off on Headley and see if Cash can get Upton without giving up the whole farm system.

        • Laz

          Upton will cost way too much. If we need a right fielder ok, but I think they should work their hardest to find a move that doesn’t require several top prospects.

    • Brian S.

      Considering cost, Headley. Upton will take too many prospects while we might only have to part with one of Banuelos/Williams/Sanchez/Austin for Headley.

    • Kevin G.

      Rather have Headley now than Upton later.

  • vicki

    i’m sorry go juvenile in a normally dignified comments section, but “balldudes?” nobody?

    • Rooting for U.S. Steel

      And the guy who sings the national anthem is a balladeer. Will it never end?

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    It’s pouring in Englewood…I don’t think baseball is happening anytime soon.

    • Rooting for U.S. Steel

      We can triangulate. Pouring in Englewood, coming down pretty hard in midtown NYC… Yeah, looks as though it’s a good time to catch up on Tivoed shows…

    • Brian S.

      How close is that to Yankee Stadium

      • Rooting for U.S. Steel

        Englewood is what, about five miles northwest of the stadium? I’m about six miles due south.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Give or take 5-8 miles yeah.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            About 10 minutes on the other side of the GWB.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              Not even, if there’s no traffic like 5, maybe.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I just looked at the weather.com map for my own purposes. There’s a line of storms that looks ready to pounce, but they’re moving quickly and I see nothing but scattered stuff behind it. It’ll pass. They’ll get this in. I could see this just becoming an evening game.

  • Brian S.

    Too much arguing over Russ. Can we all just agree that Jon Lester sucks?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Lester sucks!

    • vicki

      #cosign

    • The Irony Guy

      He does. He has a 4.20 FIP and a 3.90 xFIP though. Hughes is at 4.78 FIP and a 4.40 xFIP now but I dare you to say something bad about him without getting pissed on.

      • Brian S.

        FIP is probably my favorite pitcher’s stat. I’m not a fan of xFIP. But in the end ERA is ultimately what matters, and I don’t think Lester has been unlucky this year.

        • Laz

          xFIP has a better correlation with era.

  • MikeJ

    Anyone else having a problem with the MLB ATBAT12 app? I can’t listen to any game.

  • Jose M. Vazquez..

    When you get to the 100th game you know that time flies (tempus fugit). You want the season not to end so soon but you just cannot stop time. Some scientists are saying that time is an illusion that it does not exist. However, when I look at my wedding picture and look in the mirror, I know it does exist. I now hope that this game can be played.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      This was the most serene post I’ve ever read on here. It’s almost the anti-Greg.

      I agree, Jose, although you’ve probably still got about 20 years on me.

    • TomH

      You want the season not to end so soon but you just cannot stop time.

      Thought is the slave of life, and life time’s fool; and time, that takes survey of all the world, must have a stop. Henry IV, II

      • vicki

        swoon.

  • vicki

    donnie and rags.

    • Rooting for U.S. Steel

      Gator and Pags.

      Is this the part where we start singing “A Summer Song” or “Sunrise, Sunset”?

      • vicki

        i’m down if you are.

        i wasn’t being random though. watching lad/sf.

        • Rooting for U.S. Steel

          Good association, and I’m ashamed I didn’t pick up on it, although I’m rather disappointed you weren’t just being random.

          So which one of us gets to be Tevye, and which one is Golde? I could care less who is Chad and/or Jeremy.

          • vicki

            i’m happy to switch.

  • Brian S.

    Jesus Montero hit a home run today..

    :_(

    • MikeJ

      Pineda is doing a better job at being on the DL. He is an all-star among players on the DL. So, we got Seattle! Actually I think that is why they have us Ichiro for a bag of balls, they knew they ripped us off in that trade!!!

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        And also because Ichiro isn’t good anymore…

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Rain in NE NJ has stopped…any word on game time?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Once again, not even a drop here. It all stayed north enough thus far.

    • vicki

      actual sunshine on the LES.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

    Fox should make Joe Buck stand on the pitchers mound while holding a giant copper pole to make sure there’s no lightening in the area.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      ietc

  • Jacob

    Report: Brian Cashman has revived Babe Ruth and he is going to be the DH today while Raul Ibanez catches Russel Martin has been traded with Jason Nix in a three team deal for Justin Upton an Chase Headley.

  • Grit for Brains

    First pitch 6:05 per teh twittersphere

  • DERP

    6:05 leggo

  • Adayoff

    who was the UT guy on the Yankees with a similar name to Chad Billingsly?

    • Jacob

      Chad Curtis?

      • IWannaBeAHirokstar

        Chad Curtis reminds me of Shane Spencer.

        • Jacob

          that is weird because shane spencer reminds me of chad curtis

    • IWannaBeAHirokstar

      Well it wasn’t Bubba Crosby.

    • Rooting for U.S. Steel

      Oscar Gamble?

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Clay Bellinger?

    • RetroRob

      Bill Chadsley?

  • joe

    Clay Bellinger

    • Hoss

      Reminds me of Jeff Keppinger, who reminded me of Don Kessinger…

  • Jacob

    Honestly would not mind a whole lot if game got called because I love double headers, baseball game early in the day and in the afternoon minimal boredom.

  • Jacob

    JH JR. with a RBI Double *harstongasm*

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Headley’s not coming to NY. If he was, Ra’s Al Ghul wouldn’t have let rumors that they’re thinking about it, but haven’t given names to the Padres yet get to the media :(

  • RetroRob

    So Yankee and Red Sox fans not in NY or Boston get screwed now. They’re stuck watching the other game.

  • Andy

    I always love the insightful Fox Ford Keys to the Game…they always blow my mind

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      “To win, the Red Sox are going to have to score more runs than the Yankees.”

  • captain kiwi

    uhhh….. strike 3?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, since I’ve still got LA/SF, looks like I’m in a lurch.

    For a Yankees/Red Sox game.

    Oh fuck me.

    • Tyler

      So they wont switch over?

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Continuing his pace to have Cooperstown renamed Ciriacotown.

  • Alan

    I’m fucked with this stupid LA/SF game as well. And MLB.tv won’t give me the NY-BOS game because Fox is supposed to have it. Spectacular.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Welcome to the “I want to rip my ears out” Radio Marathon with your hosts John and Suzyn.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Well..CC’s getting off to a bang up start.

  • Jacob

    Suzyn just said “CC gets off to slow stahhts” OH MY GOD SHE IS A RED SOCK TRYING TO KILL ALL THE YANKEE FANS WITH HER SHIT ANNOUNCING!

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Haha, that’s nothing. Come on man. If you can’t handle that just drop the radio in the tub now.

      • Jacob

        I know lol I am actually going out for a bit so i don’t have to rip my hair out at them loving on boston, or CC throwing meatballs

  • DERP

    Well at least I get to watch George Kontos get his ass handed to him.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I hope Fox knows how much fun I’m having watching this 7-0 Dodgers-Giants game instead of the Yankees and Red Sox.

    • Cy Pettitte

      you’re not missing much, CC is throwing BP.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      This game isn’t starting much better.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Already down 3-0, you might be better off.

  • DERP

    Chad Billingsley has a huge ass.

  • captain kiwi

    lol.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    cc should have put it on a tee for him

  • DERP

    Sounds like I’m not missing much.

  • Tom Q

    I have full confidence CC will lock down, go 7, and the Yanks will come back and win this game.

    But…Christ..at what point does CC stop digging these first inning holes for himself?

    • captain kiwi

      i think most of us feel that way after yesterday’s game, but… sheesh, doesn’t make this any easier to watch.

    • Jacob

      I know it is really annoying, he is having a sub-CC year I would say

  • Athenian

    At least we already know what the post game interviews will sound like and can start counting the number of times the rain delay will be blamed for this beginning.

  • DERP

    Now we know how the Red Sox feel every time the Yankees play them. But yeah, fuck CC.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    WTF. Two weeks ago when the Yanks were on Fox and I was supposed to get the Atlanta/Philly game, the Atlanta/Philly game was in a Rain Delay.

    But as soon as Atlanta/Philly started (90 minutes later) they cut right to it and away from the bonus Yankee coverage.

    WHY THE FUCK DOESN’T IT WORK BOTH WAYS?

    I’m not in Georgia or Pennsylvania, so there is clearly selective cut-aways going on.

  • Super Cereal

    “It’s a growing trend in baseball that more teams are scoring off of good pitchers in the first inning.”—Tim McCarver. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      It means he’s a senile old man who gets payed to talk.

      • DERP

        lol

    • Athenian

      So does this mean that teams start shitty pitchers for the first inning then bring in the good pitcher? He is such a douche bag. I keep hoping he trips and swallows his mic but apparently I am not that lucky.

  • eephus_pitch

    According to Suzyn, the reason Lester got Jeter out is because “he pitched to him” instead of just throwing to him.
    He knows how to pitch!

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I was going to say something about that…but you know..it’s almost not worth it anymore…

      • eephus_pitch

        Well the best part about it is that she was quoting Bawby Valentine. So in effect, an idiot announcer was quoting the idiot words of an idiot manager.
        This promises to be a long game.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Well I understand what Bobby was saying, Lester hasn’t been locating, therefore he’s ‘throwing.’ Waldman just took it to a ridiculous extreme to try sounding intelligent when it comes to baseball.

          • eephus_pitch

            She’s incapable of delivering a point, even an accurate point, without wrapping it up in baseball cliches.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              I agree.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I just hope we dont get a complete stinker from CC while Lester pitches an 8IP 2ER game.

  • Hummingbird S.

    work the count to your favor, hit a weak grounder..

  • The Twiddler

    Mccarver: “and two of the grand slams came with the bases loaded”

    Bravo.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      no…he didn’t. He really didn’t say that…please tell me you’re making it up…

    • Athenian

      Probably as close to making Buck respond, “What the fuck are you talking about?”

  • Hummingbird S.

    pathetic inning from the offense..

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Well…that’s a fantastic first inning. I’m sure we’ll score, but I’m in a shitty mood anyway isn’t helping it.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    My current facebook status: It’s an embarrassment to broadcasting and sports journalism that Tim McCarver, John Sterling, and Suzyn Waldman are payed to announce sporting events.

    • Rich in NJ

      As well as an affront to viewers/listeners everywhere.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        I wish there was a way to tell their employers that most of us are listening/watching in spite of these people, and not because of them.

    • eephus_pitch

      I actually don’t mind McCarver. He’s a lousy announcer, but it seems like he’d be fun to have over to the house for some barbecue. He’d have a lot of weird, non-sequitur baseball stories to tell. His announcing is completely daffy, but at least it’s not filled with cooked-up enthusiasm and fake catchphrases like Ma and Pa’s. If he was paired with a competent play-by-play man I wouldn’t care at all. It’s just that McCarver’s senile and Buck’s a smarmy fuckstick that makes it such an unbearable combination. For me, anyway.
      I can’t listen to much more of Sterling’s “STRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE three” bullshit.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        See, I’ve grown to tolerate Buck’s smarminess, and enjoy the bitterness in his voice when the Yankees do something fantastic. It’s almost like getting booed on the road. I cannot stand the combination of McCarver’s arrogance and fact that he is one of the least knowledgeable people in all of baseball. Just because you caught Gibson doesn’t mean you can give a valid scouting report off of two innings of a pitcher.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    “30 years ago Ellsbury’s shoulder subluxation would’ve just been called a shoulder problem.” Suzyn Waldman, in a good ol’ days kind of voice…jesus I want to kill myself.

  • Wow

    It makes so. Much. Sense that I’m watching dodgers-giants on the east coast.

    Thanks fox.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Screw fox
    I jailbroke my phone and am using a location spoofer that puts me in Japan
    Now i can watch the yankees without fox blackout restrictions FU Fox!

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Haha well done sir.

      • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

        I could not listen Ma and Pa yakee ant longer.
        They should make prisoners listered to them rabble on for punishment.

    • Wow

      I want to go to there.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    They’re talking about where the water drains to…what have i done to deserve this.

    • eephus_pitch

      I’m debating switching over to the Red Sox crew.

    • Rooting for U.S. Steel

      John and Suzyn are karmic proof that every Yankees radio fan has kicked a nun, an imam or a rabbi in a previous life.

      The worst. Can’t wait until their contracts are up.

      Disagree with McCarver, but — my god! — at least he doesn’t go off on self-referential and fantastically unamusing unrelated digressions. I’d take him in a heartbeat over John and Suzyn.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        …I’ve kicked all three in my current life. Does that mean that they will exist in my next life as well..I don’t think i’d be able to handle that.

        • Rooting for U.S. Steel

          You fool! Now all your Celestial Cloudhoppers vs. River Styx Oarsmen games will feature John and Suzyn’s dulcet tones… as filtered through a high school p.a. system.

          Not sure what ecumenical advice to offer a lost soul like yours, save perhaps for buying an eye patch and a parrot and hoping for a global cooling spell…

          • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster!!! Sorry…you brought up religion and pirate garb…my mind immidiately goes to Pastafarism.

            • Rooting for U.S. Steel

              And a nod to global warming. You’re correct — it was right there for you.

              rAmen.

              • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                I swore I’d be alone on this board. I am so happy I’m not, we are so few in numbers brother.

                rAmen.

  • Widget

    Sure would be nice if CC could stop getting owned by the Red Sox.

    And I hate Lester always. Dude is trash yet he stares at the ump whenever things don’t go his way. Total asshole.

  • Cy Pettitte

    of course Lester has a double digit ERA for the last few starts but as soon as he comes to YSIII he’s unhittable.

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

      He’s faced five hitters and one hit the ball right on the nose.

  • vicki

    there’s your redhot andruw jones, buck.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      …uh isn’t he like 1 for his last like 18…I swear these guys just make shit up as they go along.

      • eephus_pitch

        I think they only pay attention to the games they broadcast. Last time the saw Jones he was torching the Red Sox.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i miss when lester used to suck

  • Widget

    One more inning of this and Buck and McCarver can remind us of 04, 07 and Lester’s no hitter. Before all is said and done by those two clowns, you’d think the Red Sox were in 1st.

  • Defensive Indifference

    I’d like to see Lester get in a jam, and then the Sux pitching coach come out to the mound and hand him a drumstick and bottle of beer.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Lester must have had a few cold ones during the delay.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Well at least Joe Buck sounds happy.

  • wilcymoore27

    Just read ESPN article about Carl Crawford not playing today, complete with cryptic statements by Bobby Valentine about who made the decision to sit Crawford and why. I will never understand why the Red Sox hired Valentine as their manager. He’s a media disaster, a terrible communicator (see Youkilis, Kevin) and basically just immature. Replacing Terry Francona with Bobby Valentine? … just nuts.

    • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

      What did carl hurt now?

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        He needs TJS but the Sox want him to wait for the end of the season.

      • wilcymoore27

        The Sox are concerned about the medial ulnar ligament in his left elbow. Don’t want to overuse him. Apparently Valentine disagrees.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Wow a ciraco montage nice job fox
    Do they know the sox are in last place?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    maybe for cc’s next start they can pitch drob in the first inning, then cc can take over in the second, so he doesn’t give up all those first inning runs

  • eephus_pitch

    Guys. Buck and McCarver aren’t rooting for the Red Sox. They are not Red Sox fans.
    Get over yourselves. It sounds like so much whining.

    • Widget

      is this the first time you’ve ever seen a fox game? They always cream themselves for the red sox and they both hate the yankees. they don’t even hide it.

      Now shut up clown.

      • eephus_pitch

        Red Sox fans are convinced it’s the exact opposite, that Buck and McCarver were actively rooting for the Yankees in the ’04 ALCS. Bill Simmons said as much in his book.

        They’re going to play up the accomplishments of the underdog in any series, because that’s more exciting. In this series, it’s the Sox.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

        It’s not true. Look at the Red Sox boards and you’ll see them complaining about how they idolize Jeter and love the Yankees. The issue is just that they suck as broadcasters. Fans tend to think that the broadcasters are rooting against their team, just the same as they think that the ump’s calls are always going against their team.

        • eephus_pitch

          This is exactly what I’m saying.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Our line up with Nix, Martin, and Stewart…Ma and Pa must love it. I cannot stand it.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Ichiro surrounded by Martin and Stewart in the lineup must make him feel right at home. In Seattle.

    • Defensive Indifference

      Nevermind.

  • Andy

    WOW STEWIE!

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Chris Stewart? is this real life?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    who needs jesus???

  • Widget

    Stewart says suck it haters!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    WTF just happened?

    Stewie!!!

    • vicki

      downgrade goes yard same day kontos gives up 3 in 1.2.

      yep. yankees win the trade.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jon Lester should retire now.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      He should also apologize to the city of Boston as well as the sport of baseball for allowing a Chris Stewart home run.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Stewie!!!!!!!

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    …what?! did that really just happen? Am I just living a Girardi/Waldman Inception style dream?

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I’m still convinced I’m stuck in a combination of Girardi and Waldman’s dream world. If/when Nix does something great I will be convinced.

      • Bunt Gardner

        Convinced?

  • Rooting for U.S. Steel

    Hah! Sterling doesn’t seem to have a HR call for Chris Stewart… He’s vamping, but he’s got nothing…

  • captain kiwi

    it’s so unnatural! stewie, my goodness.

  • your mom

    Nice AB Jeter. Rather Arod-esque.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Chris Stewart has 4 career homers. 3 of them have been off of James McDonald, Clayton Kershaw and Jon Lester.

  • Brian S.

    I see I haven’t missed much other than CC typically getting lit up by the Red Sox. Aaron Laffey can shut these guys down twice. CC? Naw.

  • The Real Greg

    I knew this game would be a problem. All the factors

    Pedey giving a pep talk.
    Lester under fire.
    FOX game
    Rain delay.

    They better win or else I will have to hear stories of “The Red Sox have hope! The Red Sox have hope! Its 2004 all over again”

    • Andruw’s Smile

      If they win, it’ll be “The Red Sox are 10.5 games back! The Red Sox aren’t even .500 still!”

      • Get Phelps Up

        The only reason they’re “still in it” is because they’re the Red Sox. If it was the Orioles that were 49-15 and 11.5 games back, nobody would even think they have a chance.

        • Get Phelps Up

          *49-51 not 49-15.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Greg…I’m not going to garauntee we win this game. I’m not even going to say we will bring the tying run to the plate. I will say though that regardless of what the MSM says the odds the yankees will win the division is over 98%

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        For the record, we’re the only team that has over a 99% chance of making the playoffs.

    • Tom Q

      Greg, you really need to come up with some real-world things to fret about. You’re giving yourself an ulcer over nothing.

      I can assure you: life will provide you with things that really deserve this sort of angst. Wait for them to come, and forget about a team 2 games under .500 after 100 games.

      • vicki

        my trainer says the body doesn’t know the difference between yankee anxiety and actually being chased by a bear.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Middlebrooks fits right in with the Sox with that facial hair.

    • vicki

      one topiary dumber than the next.

  • Tom Q

    So, Steweart is really kind of the perfect replacement for Cervelli: not as good as advertised defensively, with enough dumb luck as a hitter he could be mistaken for some as decent.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      stewarts fist pumping abilities are pretty weak though

    • Brian S.

      Except he’s an awful hitter, that home run notwithstanding.

  • Brian S.

    Walking Will Middlebrooks is embarrassing.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Teams that have the same distance between them as the Yankees and Red Sox in the Standings:
    Detroit and Kansas City
    Seattle and LAAAAA Angels (they’re a game closer!)
    Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals
    San Diego Padres and the Dodgers

    Gain some perspective guys (all the bridge jumpers, that is)

  • Mr. Pink

    Fox booth making it sound like Lester is throwing a no hitter.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      tex just broke it up, the stewart hr doesn’t count

    • Athenian

      Technically he is. Fox has ruled that Chris Stewart’s home run only counts as an unearned run therefor negating the “hit”.

      Don’t fuck with McCarver and Buck. They will see to it you are bound tight in a dark room forced to listen to Waldman and McCarver pontificate the history of baseball.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        That’s worse than A Clockwork Orange torture. You are a sick man for having thought of it.

  • Mr. Pink

    Cano’s at-bats have been dreadful lately. First half Cano please go away! We want second half Cano!

  • eephus_pitch

    GAH.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    that sucked

  • Charles

    Why am I watching 2 and a half men instead of the game? WTF is this…

    • Bunt Gardner

      Hey, you got 2 1/2 Men…I got the same episode of Big Bang Theory they showed yesterday.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        At least BBT is a good show, poor man’s stuck with in my opinion the longest shit ever taken.

        • Bunt Gardner

          Haha!

    • MUIDATS EEKNAY

      At least I got either The Office or Seinfeld on my Fox feeds, a slight upgrade. I guess they’re not letting the game encroach on the local affiliates nationally. And of course MLB.tv isn’t showing the game, because it would *theoretically* be playing nationally, but actually isn’t.

  • eephus_pitch

    And the dumbest comment of the day goes to Anthony McCarron! He thinks Ervin Santana is a good pitcher because he’s thrown a no-hitter.
    Yep, Santana has joined the ranks of such legendary pitchers as Jose Jimenez, Eric Milton, and Bud Smith!

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      you forgot the immortal dallas “get off my mound” braden

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Why go that far back? Johnathan Sanchez, who was so bad he was released by KANSAS CITY!!!!!!!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i enjoyed it there, but the way that ump rings people up is ridiculous

  • vicki

    ciriaco hates the yankees.

  • captain kiwi

    if that stewart homerun is the only bit of offense we muster today, i will perform an action of comedic hyperbole.

  • Mr. Pink

    I feel like kicking a baby everytime Pedro Ciriaco does something positive against the Yankees.

    • your mom

      I feel like using my driver on Ciriaco’s face. It’s like his head is on a tee.

  • Cy Pettitte

    isn’t it crazy how the only team with injuries every year is the Red Sox? so unlucky.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    pedroia has to have the most erratic swing ever

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I might actually have to kill myself. I agree with Suzyn Waldman on something.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      and Bobby V.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    The Red Sox are apparently the only team who have used the DL in the majors this season. Its amazing that they even have been able to almost win 50% of their games!

    But please, don’t mention any of the Yankees injuries. They could field a pretty passable team with guys who have spent DL time this season. Mo, D-Rob, Joba, Pettite, CC, Pineda, Gardner, A-Rod. Please dont mention them though.

    It’s not a matter of bias with these guys, it’s just awful announcing.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Well fuck me sideways.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Lovely.

    C.C. has now shit the bed in his last SIX starts against the Red Sox. Way to go.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Awful

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phelps.

  • eephus_pitch

    WHAT THE FUCK?

  • your mom

    Good job CC. I guess I can go do something else now. Better luck tomorrow.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they should consider lining up CC’s starts so he doesn’t start against the Red Sox.

  • captain kiwi

    cc is taking all the enjoyment out of my taco bell dinner.

  • JB

    hey – does anyone know what station this game is on on Directv? It was supposed to be on fox but they aren’t showing it now. I have the mlb package on DTV since I live in NC. But I can’t find the game.
    thx!

    • forensic

      Fox games aren’t on extra innings.

      • JB

        so i can’t watch this game. i gotta watch the mets??!

  • eephus_pitch

    I don’t want to be overly dramatic, but CC has not felt like a shutdown pitcher in a long while. He’s been terrible against the Sox, and mediocre in the playoffs.

    • Mr. Pink

      You’re not the only one who sees it that way. Ever since 09 he’s been shitty in big games and against good offensive teams.

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

        I know, he’s totally like the pitcher version of A-Rod!

        /wanking motion

        • eephus_pitch

          I wasn’t comparing him to A-Rod. I was merely stating the truth, which is that CC hasn’t been good against the Red Sox and hasn’t been good in the playoffs. Your dismissive tone makes it seem like I said he was “unclutch” or “lacks in intestinal fortitude” or somesuch made-up nonsense.

  • wow

    It’s amazing how bad CC is against the Red Sux. And of course, we’re making Lester look like Cy Young.

    Then again, our lineup after Cano is just terrible.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Yikes. Not enjoying non-dominant CC this year. Very deflating. I find myself looking forward to Kuroda’s starts more than CC’s.

    • eephus_pitch

      CC is now neck-and-neck with Hughes in “you hold your breath when they go out there” starts.

      • DT

        Except CC has a low 3 ERA..while Phil is in the 4′s

        • Tom Q

          I bet since mid-May Phil is at least comparable

          • DT

            CC

            May: 2.75 ERA
            June: 3.03 ERA
            July: 2.08 ERA

            Hughes

            May: 4.66 ERA
            June: 2.67 ERA
            July: 3.09 ERA

            Comparable as in both have been really good for us?

            • eephus_pitch

              Comparable as in “they both make me nervous regardless of whether or not it’s entirely rational.”

              • DT

                Well that’s a you problem then.

                • eephus_pitch

                  So you watched this game and said to yourself “sure CC got killed, but look at those ERAs from the past few months?”

        • eephus_pitch

          I didn’t say it was entirely rational, or that he was literally the same pitcher as Hughes.

  • Mr. Pink

    All this because the CC/Yankees don’t read the scouting report on Pedro Ciriaco.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, I guess the offense has to try and bail out Sabathia tonight.

    It’s amazing how the Red Sox play so much better against the Yankees in the Bronx. And by amazing, I mean sickening.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    obviously the yanks can come back, but its going to be tough with the c lineup. cc has got to step it up

  • Dino Velvet

    2004!

    • Widget

      I’m relieved they reminded me. I was afraid they’d forget.

  • Widget

    CC makes me sad.

  • DT

    Oh well CC was bound to have a bad start. Too bad it was against the sox fueling the CC can’t beat the red sox narrative…

  • Tom

    A lot of first pitch hits…. this isn’t the same Red Sox team that walks a ton (they are near the bottom in BB%).

    It’s nice to get ahead but you can’t just pump in first pitch fastballs or get me over sliders.

  • Mr. Pink

    I’m really worried about CC. His stuff looks so flat. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen dominant CC.

    • Get Phelps Up
      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        It was against a last place team, so clearly it doesn’t count.

    • DT

      You mean last start or the start before that?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees gonna win this game.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Can CC go back on the dl please

  • Andy

    NIX AND STEWIE?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nix knocks?

    Well, I’m glad I won’t listen to Sterling any more than I absolutely have to.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    dear cc: please don’t suck again this game. thank you

  • Anthony

    That Nix, he’s a baseball player

  • Widget

    Nice a tied game….oh right CC sucks. Nevermind.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    More crap for girardi’s binder

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    …this is a joke right? You guys are parodying a Lohud game thread right now, right? Shit after the past two months of straight dominance http://www.baseball-reference......g_gamelogs

    he has one sub par outing he’s “neck-and-neck with Hughes in “you hold your breath when they go out there”

    I’d hate to see what you guys would say if he had back to back bad starts or god forbid, three bad starts in a row.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Just sit back and enjoy the ridiculousness

    • DT

      People are Morons.

      May: 2.75 ERA
      June: 3.03 ERA
      July: 2.08 ERA

      But after one bad start it obviously mean CC has sucked this year and is terrible.

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

        Amazing, every start in those months was against a bat offense. Such coincidence.

        • DT

          CC can’t handle the AL.

        • eephus_pitch

          I was talking about Sabathia versus the Red Sox (and also in recent playoff series), a story you yourself have spent some time on in the past.

          http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....sox-55187/

    • Anthony

      These people have to be trolling, right?

      • eephus_pitch

        It’s a live game thread versus their bitter rivals. Legitimate fans are allowed to overreact without immediately being branded as “trolls.”

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Their bitter rivals who have a 1% chance of overtaking the division, and an 11% chance of making the playoffs in general. I care no more about this game than I do the Seattle series, or any series the rest of the way for that matter. Don’t get hurt, win most of your series’, and DONT GET HURT!!

          • eephus_pitch

            Come on, man. Do you actually expect us all to watch (or listen to) a game where CC’s getting creamed by the RED SOX and just be all “well he’s pitched great for the previous two months before this game, so I’m not going to care about this one?”

            That’s not a realistic thing to expect from fans, especially during a live game thread. Intellectually, yes he’s had a good season. I still feel justified in getting impatient about his losing ways versus the Red Sox. It’s really fucking aggravating.

            And I resent the “troll” nonsense getting thrown around every time someone makes a criticism of the team- even if that criticism is a bit hysterical. I admit to getting more worked up while the games are actually happening than I am during downtime. That doesn’t make a me a troll, for fuck’s sake.

            Trolls aren’t real fans. They just want to argue and piss in everyone’s cornflakes. stuart and Duh Innings are trolls.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              I never referred to you as a troll, I don’t think you’re a troll at all, I’m just kind of peeved that in general when the yankees do well, it’s expected and as a fan base we aren’t happy, we just approve of the win. However when they lose, god forbid somebody has an off night, they are going to get torched.

              • eephus_pitch

                Well that’s true. I re-read the game thread from last night’s game (I wasn’t around to read any of it at the time) and it was pretty hilarious seeing the bridge-jumpers when Hughes was giving up homers.

                It’s just very hard to be cool and philosophical during the actual game. Being overly calm about bad performances feels just as unnatural (to me) as the “FIRE GIRARDI AND TRADE EVERYONE” histrionics of certain commenters.

                • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

                  I agree, and don’t get me wrong. I was upset during the runs…especially after the homerun. I think my exact post was “well, fuck me sideways.” But then I remember this games next to nothing, and the only reason I’ll be thinking about it tomorrow if we lose is “let’s get revenge and win this series.” If we win, then my mindset will be “let’s get the sweep and push them to fire-sale mode.”

            • Anthony

              Its okay to get frustrated, but its stupid to say (and I quote): “Can CC go back on the DL please”. I forget who said it but still, come on. The guy has good stuff, usually.

              Everyone is directing their angst towards CC but no one is really holding the offense accountable. 4 hits against Lester with a 5.46 ERA? C’mon.

    • eephus_pitch

      Watching the #1 pitcher crap the bed versus the Mets and Red Sox affects my ability to reason objectively.

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for an Ichiro YSIII HR

  • captain kiwi

    time to join the list of “unlikely to homer but actually friggin’ did” ichiro

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Crawford vs valentin valentin is gone before the end of the year.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    nice, we got our big bat up now

    • captain kiwi

      haha nice

  • Tom

    So a Stewart HR away from tying it…. would have seen ridiculous before the day started…

    • Tom

      *been* ridiculous

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Stewies got game

  • Andruw’s Smile

    With every semi-good thing Stewart does, it basically cements him in. Martin/Stewart are basically the guys the rest of the way, it seems.

  • eephus_pitch

    Jeter really working that count.

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

    First four guys in the inning reach base, clearly that means you bunt.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Then swing at the first pitch, right after the bunt. It only makes sense.

    • Tom

      Was waiting for that…
      (and I agree with you)

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Eh, it’s Chris Stewart. Home run aside, he’s still Chris friggen Stewart

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I knew Jeter was going to swing first pitch, the second Suzyn asked John “do you think they’ll pitch around him” I thought “Jeter swings first pitch.”

  • Kramerica Industries

    Finally got a chance to listen in on the game – and I’ve heard six of the ten runs already.

    As long as the Yankees win, I don’t care.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Grandy slam up getting good now.

  • Pat D

    Due to the rain delay, I’m not getting to see this game. Luckily my niece’s one year birthday party is now over so I can follow it.

    So has CC looked really bad or not? The play by play seems to say he’s looked bad.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Happy birthday to your niece, but no it hasn’t been good.

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

    Oh look, Yanks played for one run with the bunt and got … one run. Down three.

    • Pat D

      Chip away?

    • Tom

      Also helped keep Lester’s pitch count down a bit (though Jeter first pitch hacking probably was more the cause of that)

      Boston’s bullpen had been good but it would have been good to get Lester out after 6 innings (still might as he’s at 85 pitches).

    • Dino Velvet

      Fire Girardi!

    • Dino Velvet

      actually, I blame this on Girardi spending most of his playing days in the NL. He never got the small ball out of his system.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    There’s a brand new Dodge Dart? When did this happen and Why?

  • Widget

    It’s Olympic season and ESPN.com’s Top Story is a last place baseball team with a lead on a 1st place baseball team. Bias, what bias?

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Am I really the only sports fan who couldn’t give more than half a shit about the olympics?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        What’s the Olympics?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Good evening, Plouffy.

        I usually don’t give a shit until it’s too late.

      • Kramerica Industries

        I like the Winter games much more.

        Most Summer events I really couldn’t care about. Not even really basketball, because it’s obvious who will win.

        Winter, OTOH? Hockey is amazing, as usual, and a few other nice events as well that I can watch. Only 1.5 years away.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Even the winter games. I think the X-Games are a much better and more fun world event. Then again I’ve been watching the X-Games since I knew what they where, and have next to zero interest in curling or competitive badminton.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            What?!?

            Curling is awesome.

            • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

              Are you Canadian? only Canadians can get up for sweeping the ice in front of a rock.

              • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

                No. I’m just enthralled by the randomness of making a sport consisting of sliding stones down the ice and sweeping furiously in front of the stones. It’s all just so fascinatingly bizarre.

      • captain kiwi

        i think the olympics appeal to a wider demographic than just sports fans. the combination of niche “sports” makes for a large viewership, not to mention people just looking for a reason to root for their country. i consider myself a sports fan but would probably only watch about 3 events total.

      • Tom

        Beach Volleyball is about the only thing worth watching

        …and I’m not referring to Men’s Beach Volleyball

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        This is an interesting question. What I have noticed recently is Non-sports fans (specifically of the female gender) seem to get into the Olympics. As for me, I’m with you, I really couldn’t care less.

    • Tom

      Made the mistake of watching Baseball Tonight last night…. the NY/Bos game was buried. Obviously they led with the Greinke trade (as they should), but I think the highlights were the 3rd or 4th game

      If Boston wins this game, any guesses on which game leads off BBTN?

      • Dino Velvet

        No bias. That they hire ever ex-Red Sox (Nomar, Tito, Schilling) is a coincidence.

        • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Is it bad though that Tito and Nomar are two of my favorite analysts of theirs?

          • vicki

            same here.

            incidentally, they’re two guys who got utterly dissed by the organization.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    CC getting hit hard. Home runs by Nix and Stewart. Every significant event in the game has happened the minute I turn my head. Yup. A Yankee/Sox game.

    I’ll assume that, if I scroll up, there will be some variant of “not a real ace like teh Greenke we shudda traded 4 him” present.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Wow jeter showing some range there huh

  • Hummingbird S.

    So it looks like I missed sucky CC… comon offense, let’s win this game

  • Nice Scheister

    Anyone know a website to watch this game on, it’s blacked out and I can’t even find it on Justin TV. I can’t stand Sterling and Co.

    • wow

      i just broke down and jailbroke my ipad, installed a certain app that spoofs your location, and now instead of some random dude in the South trying to watch my favorite team, I’m some dude in Japan who wants to watch Ichiro-san. It’s perfect.

      • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

        I like the cut of your jib
        Welcome to japan

  • Tom

    One more inning for CC or is he done?

  • Get Phelps Up

    For you guys saying that CC can’t beat good teams, here are some of his starts this year:

    8 IP, 4 H, 2 R against the Tigers
    7 IP, 6 H, 3 R against the Reds
    8 IP, 7 H, 4 R against the Rangers
    7 IP, 8 H, 3 R against the Tigers
    9 IP, 7 H, 2 R against the Braves
    6 IP, 4 H, 0 R against the Blue Jays
    7 IP, 6 H, 3 R against the A’s (who are suddenly a great offense)

    So please, shut up.

    • Nice Scheister

      I still think they should Get Phelps Up.

    • eephus_pitch

      I didn’t say good teams, I said Red Sox. It just so happens that’s the team I least want to see CC do poorly against. Hence the emotional reaction.
      I can’t speak for any of the others.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I wasn’t directing this directly at you, and I know he’s been not so good against the Red Sox lately. Some people were saying he never shuts down “good teams” and I was just pointing out that there are many times this year when he’s done exactly that.

        • eephus_pitch

          Got it. I love watching him shut down good teams. I’d just really want one of those teams to be the Red Sox. Not that they’re actually good this year, but they play the Yanks extremely tough no matter what. Plus they’re the Red Sox.

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      they…um…they were all having off nights on offense…HE IS NOT TEH ACEY ENOUGH!!

    • DERP

      The game against the Athletics wasn’t a good start.

    • Brian S.

      Giving up only 4 runs to the Rangers isn’t an accomplishment.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they are making Lester look like a decent pitcher.. great

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      4 runs in 6 innings? If you’re talking about the last 3 batters, then yes, even crappy pitchers can look good for 3 straight batters.

    • Get Phelps Up

      4 runs in 6 innings and a 6 ERA = decent??

    • DT

      He gave up homeruns to Stewart and Nix…we have 4 runs on him…that’s not decent.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well, other than this year….

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ichiro!!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i like ichiro in the outfield

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Dammit Ichiro, replace your divots.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Good hitting coaches plan ahead
    Wtf mccarver?

  • wow

    Swisher doesn’t get that. on the other hand, Ichiro is the reason people invented BABIP

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Hey hey hey its fat albers.

  • realest201

    does any1 know a website where i can watch the game

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    The zombie chavez is up.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Martin as DH. Girardi is just messing with them. That’s cold.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Low pitch called a strike

  • The Real Greg

    Well they had a chance to rip the Sox heart out. Now they have to listen to the media saying “THE DREAM IS ALIVE”!

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

      No, they don’t. You think they do, but they don’t.

    • Widget

      Which media? Even the local Boston media rips the Sox and says they are garbage. Except for Peter Abraham. He’s just fat and delusional.

    • Tom Q

      Greg, honestly: get a therapist. Those voices in your head are getting louder and crazier.

    • DERP

      I’m pretty sure Erica has bigger balls than you do.

      • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Lol, Erica has bigger balls than a lot of people on here.

    • Get Phelps Up

      You think better of the Red Sox than most of their fans.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Do you actually think the media will say that due to one game, with the Sox still under .500, 11 games behind the Yankees, and 5.5 games out of a wild card spot (that still gives them a 50% chance of getting bounced)? I am willing to bet that you won’t be able to find any substantial voices in the media saying that between today and tomorrow.

      And even if they did, who cares? So some idiots in the media make a big deal out of one game that in reality doesn’t matter much. Why does that matter? The Yankees are WAYYY ahead of the Red Sox. That’s the reality. You should enjoy it, because it’s awesome.

      And of course, the usual caveat — this game isn’t over. I have no idea how many games you need to watch before you realize that most games require at least 9 innings.

      • Brian S.

        I’m not enjoying the way the Yankees have been playing the last week and a half. It’s not like the schedule gets any easier and we’re down a Centuar.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Pay back call

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Phelps has been Philthy lately.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Phelpsy

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yes. Yankees will win this game.

  • Tom

    So when does Girardi wake up and replace CC in the rotation with Phelps!

    /prisoner of the moment’d

  • wow

    that Phelps kid should get a shot one day.

  • Brian S.

    I think Andy needs to start game 1 of the playoffs.

  • DERP

    I love Phelps.

    • Brian S.

      I have him as our fifth starter next season. At least to start the year. I want Pineda to get as much time as possible in AAA to delay his arbitration clock and extend the amount of team control we have through 2017.

  • Brian S.

    I haven’t been able to watch this game and I was out shopping. Did CC get booed?

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Probably a little bit, I wasn’t paying attention.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Wasn’t paying attention either, but I sincerely doubt it. No reason to. A bad outing. Whoop dee fucking doo.

  • Get Phelps Up

    David Phelps is awesome.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Padilla awesome

  • eephus_pitch

    NO GIDP, NO GIDP, NO GIDP….

    • eephus_pitch

      Uh… good job?

  • Cy Pettitte

    I would love a Teix HR off Padilla

    • captain kiwi

      nice call!!

  • MartinRanger

    Beating Padilla into the ground would make all of the pain from CC’s start go away.

    Also I’m really glad PH Ibanez paid off. Because losing the DH? Very risky.

    • eephus_pitch

      Can CC be used as a pinch-hitter if necessary?

      • MartinRanger

        Can’t blame Granderson for trying a third time.

        And damn would this be satisfying.

        Crush him.

  • MartinRanger

    Jeter how do you not swing at that?

  • Hummingbird S.

    that caught the plate.. Jeter needs to swing the damn bat

  • DERP

    Swisher is going to hit a pinch hit game winner in the ninth.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Swung on, A LONG HIGH DRIVE TO RIGHT, but I think it’s gonna go foul…it will.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Wtf this guy halon sucks

  • eephus_pitch

    FUCK YOU STERLING

    • Kramerica Industries

      Just got my first Sterling experience there.

      Now I know the fuss.

  • Cy Pettitte

    two in a row, come on this is excruciating

  • Kramerica Industries

    Curtis is teasing big-time.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    fuck. you. John. Sterling.

    • eephus_pitch

      “He hit two foul homeruns, not just one. That was a great at-bat!”

      Sterling’s assessment of Curtis’s at-bat, where he ultimately struck out.

      • Kramerica Industries

        …on three pitches.

  • bobtaco

    Let me guess, Sterling missed the call twice…

  • nick

    well that sucked

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice of him to swing right through a fastball in the middle of the plate.. also, horribly awful luck on those foul balls

  • Widget

    Padilla sucks. This is just terrible.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Padilla will hit tex

  • wow

    Granderson such a tease

  • eephus_pitch

    TEX

  • Cy Pettitte

    YES!!!!!!! fuck you Padilla.

  • Kramerica Industries

    There’s the tex message the Yankees needed.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    TEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MT#25

  • Anthony

    Padilla with the eephus and NOW TEX WITH THE HR HAHAHAH SUCK IT PADILLA

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Oh my so sweet !

  • DERP

    WE IN DIS BITCH

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Hell yeah Tex!!

    And fuck you Padilla.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Fuck you Padilla.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Not bad. For a girl.

  • Widget

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh man that was SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vicki

    happy joba is the best thing ever.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    SHOVE THAT UP YOUR ASS, PADILLA.

    Could not have scripted that better.

    • captain kiwi

      true that.

      “padilla tosses the eephus pitch! surely he meant it when he said teix should play a woman’s sport! padilla ready to deal the next pitch…. and it’s a 2 run shot! ASDVFAEVSDVASEVASR”

  • wow

    finish him…. fatality… Tex wins.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Yanked one fuck you padilla

  • bobtaco

    Fuk that sweaty Reptile! Nice job Tex!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Teixeira has more clutch hits this season than he had in 2009-2011 combined.

    At least he has that going for him. Haven’t checked his OPS or wOBA lately, but the clutch hits are certainly lowering my vitriol towards him.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Tex has a 1.082 OPS in July. He’s been really damn good of late.

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck you Padilla

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    HAHAHAHAHA Padilla is nailed by Tex AGAIN. The irony is wonderful.

    Hey Red Sox: Fuck you.

  • stuart a

    Jacob behave,,,,,

    Tex looking good on gamecast…..WOW

  • MartinRanger

    Damn that was sweet.

  • Nice Scheister

    Not bad, for a woman.

  • Dino Velvet

    HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!!

    WE’RE NOT WORTHY!!!

    WE’RE NOT WORTHY!!!

    WE’RE NOT WORTHY!!!

    WE’RE NOT WORTHY!!!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Padilla got bitch-slapped

  • The Troll

    “Run support wasn’t a problem for Jon Lester on Saturday after Boston jumped all over CC Sabathia in New York.” – - – Oh ESPN, it’s a tie game . . .

    Also . . . Swing Music? WTF! And I love how the story started off as the 3rd/4th on the website but as soon as Gonzo hit his bomb it was bumped up to premiere billing. Love it. Love those bastards in Bristol.

    • The Troll

      Ok. Good. They changed it. But now it’s going to get buried into the back again.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Ichiro is smiling like
    Wow we can really score fast.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Time for a walk-off win.

    Yankees have only had two of them this year, and five since 2011 began. If “due” exists, the Yankees are overdue for one.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Well, gonna have to earn that one now.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Guys, remember when we were down 6-1?

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Why sori and not robby here

    • Anthony

      wondering that myself

      • Anthony

        actually, I didn’t realize it was the 9th. So yea, why not Sori? Even if he hasn’t had his stuff lately…

  • DERP
  • Hummingbird S.

    Sori, please dont blow

  • Tom

    Probably a good thing Valentine pulled Padilla… Cano probably would have been ducking most of the AB against Padilla after that.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Need joba back for days when sori doesnt have it

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    So ashamed of my schadenfreude but I want to see Bobby V cry.

    • jjyank

      Dude there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Bobby V is an ass.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Yeah he is and I rationalize that schadenfreude in sports is perfectly acceptable.

  • MartinRanger

    Run Voldemort Run!

  • OldYanksFan

    So…. Swisher leads off the 9th?

  • MartinRanger

    Soriano does not have great stuff tonight. He’s gonna have to be very careful.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Bad walk man. Bad walk.

  • Brian S.

    Can anyone tell me what is happening

  • bobtaco

    McBuck trying to will the Red Sox to a go-ahead HR.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Dammit this guy needs his good stuff to pitch

  • Widget

    This is going to end bad.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Warm up drob now

  • jjyank

    I am so fucking mad. Missed the first 2/3 of the game, which was cool because I was drinking/getting dinner at my favorite bar with my parents who were visiting for the weekend. Was checking the score though. It was 6-1 when I left, and 6-4 when I got home. Saw the game was on Fox, so I tried to go turn it on. For some reason, I for the life of me, could not find Fox on my cannel listing. I’m new to the area so I don’t have the key channels memorized yet, but I could fucking find Fox on the guide. I searched around for the Comcast cannel guide I got when they installed my cable and it literally was not listed there. Fox Business and Fox News were there, but not Fox. I tried both of those just in case, no dice.

    So I said fuck it, I watch just about every other game anyway, I’ll just chill and watch the Nationals game. Then I check the score again and see the Yankees came back and tied it up. Please, please someone give me a run down of the game. I hate the box scores. I mean I know HOW they got the runs, but I need me some RAB perspective instead of box score text.

    /end rant

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, fuck.

  • MartinRanger

    Well that sucked.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Wow Grandy. That was fucking awful.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow fuck you so much Granderson. what the fuck was that?

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Granderson is one of the worst at going back on the ball…

  • Karl Krawfid

    You have to be fucking kidding me.

  • Hummingbird S.

    what a fucking joke… Granderson sucks in centerfield… he cant read balls off the bat

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Wow bad play

  • Widget

    it’s just mind numbing that a garbage career minor league scrap heap players owns the Yankees this year. Pathetic. I hate Ciriaco a lot, but I hate Soriano even more.

  • Brian S.

    We really need to bean Ciriaco.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Why? Because Granderson cant read balls off the bat? He always does that… what a fucking joke of a centerfielder

      • Brian S.

        Hey I called him an awful centerfielder the other day and got yelled at.

  • wow

    really? really?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Was the ball even hit that well off the bat?

    Didn’t seem like it was, and should’ve been a routine play for Granderson. Which just makes it worse, especially against Ciriaco, who continues to fucking nuke this team.

  • OldYanksFan

    Grandy should have been playing deep (no doubles) to begin with.

    • Hummingbird S.

      He was playing normal.. but he can’t read balls off the bat

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

      Against Pedro Ciriaco?

      • Andruw’s Smile

        I mean, he has been a Yankee killer this year… In all seriousness, anyone who’s killing Granderson for playing shallow is being ridiculous. That’s his game, and he takes away a good number of singles with it. And its PEDRO CIRIACO.

  • Brian S.

    Phelps was obviously struggling. Definitely need to take him out.

  • Tom

    Following online…. bad play or legit triple?

    Did the Yankees have Granderson playing shallow again? (with a guy on first I hope not)

    • Anthony

      Misplayed ball by Grandy

    • MartinRanger

      Routine flyball to medium-deep leftcenter. Grandy comes in, freezes, and then backpedals and falls over trying to making the catch over his shoulder. That’s an error.

      • Tom

        Thanks guys… almost glad I didn’t see it.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      horrible play … started in … then went back … then got himself twisted in the wrong direction

      Should have been a pretty routine out.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Really bad read, he got twisted up going back on a ball. And yes, he was playing shallow. But it was Pedro Ciriaco…

  • Anthony

    Ciriaco pisses me off so much.

  • MartinRanger

    Walk-off against Aceves? It would really fit both the Yankees’ and the Red Sox season narratives.

    Just don’t let this run score.

    Damnit, Martin has to bat against the righty. That’s not good.

    Two-run lead. Bad defense but also bad pitching by Soriano. But he’s been lights out so I can’t get too mad with him.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Guess this one is over.

    Grandy and Soriano. Bad bad bad.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Soriano? With a decent CF he’s out of this innings with no runs allowed..

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Half agree. No need to take this further than the one catch, but this is on Curtis.

        • Hummingbird S.

          It’s not the first, second, third or fourth time Ive seem Grandy misread a flyball… he always starts in the wrong direction..

      • DT

        Soriano didn’t help himself falling behind everyone.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    MFIKY needs to lokk at himself for walking the guy and now throwing the hard stuff.

    • Hummingbird S.

      He walked a batter but got an out, a lazy flyball taht should have been an out and another flyout… not his fault Grandy sucks in CF

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Any sane Yankee fan will lose their mind reading through these recent comments. Seriously guys, game isnt over yet. Wait, nevermind Chad Qualls is warming up. Take it all back.

  • Widget

    Either way, win tomorrow and the red sox stay under .500

  • stuart a

    you put in your closer at home in a tie game…

    2nd guessing jokers.

    soriano is better then Phelps…..

    • Widget

      Stuart b is so much better than stuart a.

    • The Troll

      Umm . . . I actually wouldn’t certify that with 100% confidence. Soriano isn’t terribly good and Phelps actually isn’t all that bad.

  • wow

    thank you Curtis, this one’s on you.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Unbelievable that after that whole terrific comeback we’re STILL probably going to lose (yes, probably; it’s possible for them to win but certainly not likely).

    It doesn’t REALLY matter, whatever Fox or ESPN says, but man does it sting.

  • OldYanksFan

    Blown play by Grandy. It should have been caught.
    But Sori can’t be walking the Sox fastest man.

  • Ichy and Irok hello to number 28

    Qualls up as girardi raises the white flag.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Given the fact that my internet connection goes on and off a bit more often that I would wish, these extended bits of silence from Sterling are killing me.

    The only benefit of having the radio call on is that I can put it in the background and continue with my regular internet perusings. But fuck this silence.

  • DERP

    Remember when people said that we should keep Phelps in the minors?

  • Widget

    Granderson with about as bad a game of baseball as you could have. let him walk.

    • MartinRanger

      Yes let a power-hitting CF with good defense who’s comfortable on this team and in this ballpark walk because of one shitty game. I really hope you are joking.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        I once saw Mike Trout pop out. Bust.

      • Brian S.

        lol good defense. The dude is on his way to a -30 UZR. DRS has him at negative infinity too. Even if you don’t like defensive metrics you can’t seriously think he is good.

        • DT

          So you would want him to walk based on one game or one season?

          • Brian S.

            When did I say that? I want Granderson to walk because he will be 33 in 2014 and paying him big money would be dumb.

    • DT

      Based on one game…

  • The Troll

    Soriano’s bad. He’s been lucky for most of the season. Naturally, such luck will imminently wear off.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Aptly named.

  • captain kiwi

    definitely more interesting than the olympics.

  • Widget

    I don’t blame Soriano or Granderson. I blame CC for pitching a dud.

    • The Troll

      Well, of course. Not going to win too many games when the starter throws up 6. It is CC’s fault but since the Grandiano fiasco happened in the ninth . . . they’ll retain a large chunk of the blame.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Somehow both Bernie and Curtis have reputations for defense that exceed reality.

  • Adam

    Wow….loonies are out tonight, eh?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Ignore. I’m really not bothering.

  • DERP

    LOL at people being surprised that Granderson is terrible at defense. He has the lowest UZR in the AL.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      That play was bad even for Curtis.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      LOL at citing UZR in one season. That stat has so many flaw.

      • DERP

        He was bad last season too.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Last season he was awful as well.. One can only hope they move him off CF next season..

    • Brian S.

      Seriously.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That…….was the way Mets games are supposed to be settled.

    Surprised that was called a triple.

    Whatever. Let’s hope Aceves remembers he’s an embedded Yankee here.

  • bobtaco

    Swisher’s timing is going to be so off, why bat him now?

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Because its him or Pena… It would appear that Swisher might still have trouble hitting righty.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      The other choice is Ramiro Pena.

  • MartinRanger

    Damnit Swish it’s a TWO-run lead. Get on base.

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice of them to put up a fight.. Great game from CC and Grandy, way to lose this one for the team

  • Karl Krawfid

    Bad baseball from CC/Grandy/Soriano

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    So. We’re going to lose. All we’re going to hear is about how the Red Sox have “saved their season”.

    FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK.

    All right. I feel better now.

    • MartinRanger

      Anyone who thinks the Red Sox have saved anything with one game is completely delusional.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        *Cough* All FOX has been talking about *Cough*

        • Tom Q

          Weren’t they saying about the same after the Sox salvaged the second game of the double-header in Fenway? We see how long-term a boost that gave the team.

          • Kramerica Industries

            Yeah, Joe must’ve used that phrase at every inning break or something, and then at the end of the game.

            And, then, of course, the Yankees ended up with the 3/4 in the series, and the Red Sox had lost two more games in the standings. Hell, by that point anyway, the Red Sox could only get back to where they were, and not gain any ground.

        • DT

          Fox being delusional in their every aspect is something new?

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            When did I say it was? New or not, it’s still annoying.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I’m pretty sure no one is going to say that. Please post any links you find to anyone saying that over the next day.

      And even if they do, who cares? They’re wrong. One game in July doesn’t save a season.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I know it doesn’t. I just don’t want to hear it.

  • wow

    how is this “a game the Red Sox needed”? seems to me they need like 11 more.

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol at Joe Buck acting like this was an elimination playoff game for the Sox. They need EVERY win, they’re below .500

    • Kramerica Industries

      How times did he say a phrase akin to “a game the Red Sox HAD to HAVE” tonight?

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        What’s funny is that everybody (re: FOX and ESPN) is talking about how *this specific game* in *this specific series* is so important.

        That would be true if they had any real shot at the division (pardon me for challenging the fates, I’ll take my chances). They’re really going for the wildcard, and since the Yankees don’t need to worry about that a win against the Yanks has no more significance than a win against any other team.

        The only reason people are acting as if this series is sooooo important compared to every other series is that they’re preconditioned to believe that Yankees-Red Sox games *must* have a special importance. But this one really doesn’t.

  • Kramerica Industries

    …and back to a losing record to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

  • MartinRanger

    This is just disappointing. Still glad they beat up Padilla.

    Oh well. Hiroki pitches good tomorrow and they beat up Doubront, I’m happy with this weekend.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    You’re all nuts. Hopefully the sane commenters outnumber the crazy-ass ones sometime soon, because man this is brutal.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Most of us here aren’t crazy-ass, just frustrated. I know damn well that this game doesn’t REALLY mean anything important in the long run, but DAMMIT it sucked to lose…

      • Andruw’s Smile

        There’s being frustrated with the game (which is cool), and then there’s bridge jumping. There’s people saying Granderson should be let go, saying he’s the worst defensive CF based off of UZR, saying CC isnt good, etc.

        • The Troll

          Well . . . Granderson isn’t a very good fielding CF and CC does appear to collapse against the Red Sox. CC also seems to suck his own shit in the early goings, almost always putting the team in a quick hole this season.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          There’s a difference between fans who believe in the team, its players, and remain steady through wins and losses.

          Then there’s the type of person who shows up here who thinks you’re a better fan when you dissect every little bit of what happens and take their cynicism to ridiculous levels. They define themselves by what they can point out wrong. It’s not enough to be a fan. Someday, those folks will grow the hell up. I’m not here to help them along with the process.

          There’s enough actual adult fans here to make your time here worthwhile.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            Yeah I know, it just sucks reading through 8 dope posts and 1 from guys like you.

      • Adam

        Who cares…if this last place team was the Orioles, no one would really care.

  • The Troll

    It’s my fault. I second guessed Granderson at the beginning of the thread by furtively suggesting that AJax is the better center fielder. I’ll take the G-son blame, but I ain’t going to be responsible for CC or Soriano.

  • Brian S.

    Welp. We need Kuroda to do better than he did last time. And Doubront has been doing really shitty lately.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Well, that was a sucky ninth innings. At least we got the HR from Tex against shithead Padilla.

    Think I’ll go make some beer and have some ice cream. Game? What game?

  • Anthony

    Haha now Buck is comparing the Sox to the Cards last year..

  • overratedsoriano

    Soriano has been really shaky when he comes in with 1 run or less of a lead all thru his short yankee career. This seems like the most likely outcome that we need to get used to with him as our closer.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I can’t believe Soriano misplayed that ball out there.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        He also gave up a lot of line drives and hard hit balls.

        Seriously, let’s stop acting as if Soriano is blameless in all of this either.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          The only thing you can ping on him is the sac fly. That’s splitting hairs. Siriaco should have never been on third to begin with.

          It doesn’t matter who’s to blame in the end. We lost. That’s the end of it.

          • Rocky Road Redemption

            Except every ball was hard hit. Including the “triple that wasn’t” thing.

    • Targetbuilder

      Soriano chokes under pressure!!! Look at the loss to Oakland last weekend and tonight as well!! He couldn’t even carry Mariano’s jock strap!!!

  • Tom Q

    Would have been a great win. As a loss, shrug it off. (Might not have felt that way if Soriano had blown a lead, rather than lost a tie)

    Coming back from 6-1 is impressive, even if the end result wasn’t happy.

    • Anthony

      While this game was super frustrating, remembering the 9 – 0 comeback offsets it a bit. At this point a 6-2 series record is something I’m fine with; obviously hoping it improves tomorrow.

  • DERP

    The Orioles are losing and the Rays face Wilson tonight and Greinke tomorrow.

  • Kramerica Industries

    To regain some perspective – for the fear that the Red Sox could’ve gotten ever-so-slightly back in the race with the Yankees, the win last night put an end to that. The best they can be is 9.5 with nine head to heads remaining – not likely.

    Ever so – this is the Red Sox, and my frustration at the Yankees not being able to win in front of the home crowd against them is extremely high. And I don’t care to hear about how their Fenway successes “atone” for their Yankee Stadium woes – the idea is to have winning records against the Red Sox. To routinely let them come to the Bronx and shut everyone in the park up is something that should not be happening, especially when the Yankees are the better team.

    Significant loss? Not by a longshot. Even less so if the Yankees can pull out tomorrow’s game and win the series, which, in the end, is the premise of every regular season series’. But, FUCK, there is no guarantee they win tomorrow night, and then what? Just another lost series in the Bronx to the inferior Red Sox. Something I wish not to see. I don’t think anyone does.

    Go Hirok.

  • DT

    WTF is up with oakland

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      they are a good team, but not this good

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      They’re starting to remind me of the 07′ Rockies.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    Repost:

    What’s funny is that everybody (re: FOX and ESPN) is talking about how *this specific game* in *this specific series* is so important.

    That would be true if they had any real shot at the division (pardon me for challenging the fates, I’ll take my chances). They’re really going for the wildcard, and since the Yankees don’t need to worry about that a win against the Yanks has no more significance than a win against any other team.

    The only reason people are acting as if this series is sooooo important compared to every other series is that they’re preconditioned to believe that Yankees-Red Sox games *must* have a special importance. But this one really doesn’t.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    just finished watching the game on dvr. I lost hope when ellsbury got on, but granderson is just so bad in cf. I love grandy, but i hope next year they put gardner in there (assuming he is healthy). it is a total no brainer, but i guess they don’t have many options currently.

    i don’t see how people are writing the sox off. obviously the division is a gigantic longshot, but the wildcard is very possible. especially with the o’s being the o’s. there offense is very good and significantly better when ortiz comes back.

  • OldYanksFan

    Gritner HAS to be in CF next year. Grandy is athletic, but he takes a wrong first step on MANY plays. Like Bernie, his speed gets him the play most of the time, but a good CFer has to be able to read the ball off the bat.