Jul
08

Game 85: All-Out

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(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Yankees looked like a team playing their third game in 28 hours last night, botching routine plays and making lots of foolish mistakes. Hopefully that won’t be the case tonight after some rest earlier today. New York has a chance to win the series, putting the Red Sox in a ten-game hole heading into the All-Star break. With all that rest on tap next week, Joe Girardi can work David Robertson and Rafael Soriano a little harder than usual and the players can just go all-out without having to worry about tomorrow. Here’s the lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
DH Robinson Cano
RF Nick Swisher
LF Andruw Jones
2B Jayson Nix
Chris Stewart

RHP Ivan Nova

The game is scheduled to start a little after 8pm ET and can be seen on ESPN and ESPN3.com. Enjoy.

CC Sabathia Update: Sabathia (groin) had no problems during today’s bullpen session. He’ll throw another bullpen on Tuesday and will follow up with a simulated game on Friday. Hooray for that.

Brett Gardner Update: Gardner (elbow) hit off a tee today but still has a long way to go in his rehab. Hitting in the cage and then on the field in batting practice are the next two steps before a minor league rehab stint becomes realistic.

Rotation Update: Joe Girardi announced that Hiroki Kuroda will start the first game after the All-Star break and be followed in order by Freddy Garcia, Ivan Nova, and Phil Hughes. If all goes well during Sabathia’s simulated game, he’ll return to the rotation and start the fifth game.

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

    I know Mcdonald had a terrible night last night, but Nix didn’t exactly have a great one either. Especially with it being the last day of the first half, I personally would have Robinson in at second, Andruw at DH, and Mcdonald in LF

    • yooboo

      Nix is fine. Cano happens to have a half day off due tonight.

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

        At some point tonight, win or lose (probably win anyway), there will be runners on base with less than two outs and Nix and Martin coming up, and those runners will not score.

        • Greg

          Martin’s not in the game. Stewart’s catching

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

            ok, then we can be sure that Stewart’s weak ground ball will go off a glove ;)

            • Frank

              For a team hitting so poorly with RISP all year, it’s amazing how you single out 2 PT players. And get off Nix. He’s a good hard nosed, useful player who is definitely better than Pena or Nunez.

              • eephus_pitch

                He’s a baseball player. Get it right.

  • yooboo

    I like Sabby, Hughes, Kuroda, Garcia and Nova but this rotation is fine as long as Hughes and Garcia can’t pitch back to back games for strength of bullpen purpose.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chris Stewart…it’s about time we had a real bat in the 9th spot.

  • Greg

    We’re in the same situation as last night. We want to win but we dont need to win. Not as much as last night because the difficulty of sweeping double headers, but it is still in that area.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo (formerly StanfordBen)

      I still don’t get why we need to win this game any more or less than any other game vs. a division rival in the regular season until playoff spots are clinched.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Unreal.

    While I was out doing some afternoon ventures, I missed seeing the Rays do their thing, again.

    Three runs in the 9th, beat Cleveland 7-6. For those keeping track, that is now SEVEN times this year where the Rays trailed in the 9th inning or later in a ballgame, and ended up winning. They’ve only played, what 85 games?

    I mean, I don’t want to hear any more crap about their injury problems. Their luck is being more than made up for in these fluke wins. A good team records about five or six of those in an entire season IF THEY’RE LUCKY. These Rays take that to another level.

    • Greg

      We cornered the market on walkoffs three years ago. It happens

      • Kramerica Industries

        Walk-offs are not the same as what I mention above. If I have time later, I will actually go in-depth about the 15 walk-off hits and the surrounding circumstances of them. I don’t need to look at recaps – I have all those games memorized.

  • mt

    Hughes has been dreadful against Angels this year so that is also one small benefit of Nova starting first before Hughes in 2nd half.

  • yooboo

    “Joe Girardi can work David Robertson and Rafael Soriano a little harder than usual and the players can just go all-out without having to worry about tomorrow.”

    Does it mean

    Nova- 6 innings.
    Robertson- 1.2 innings
    Soriano- 1.1 innings.

    Why not!

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

      no, it means SOP, Nova 5-6 innings, mix and match to the 8th for Robertson, then Soriano in the 9th.

  • Countryclub

    When was the last time every team in a division hit the break at .500 or better? Pretty impressive.

  • RetroRob

    I didn’t watch the lead in to the ESPN game. Were they rambling on about Padilla?

    • Pat D

      Haven’t heard his name mentioned yet.

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

    Ugh…I hate that commercial about the Monster. My favorite part is it ends w/ “Not here, not in Boston, doing it by hand for 100 years.” Then the broadcast starts showing a giant Jumbotron probably w/ Diamond Vision.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this broadcast probably can’t be any worse than Fox yesterday but I’m sure they’ll make a valiant effort

    • TomH

      As long as you can say “this is the worst” for espn or fox, it means that something even worse is still possible.

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

    Good start so far.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grandy hit a curve ball.

    I. AM. SHOCKED.

    • Greg

      He stayed on that ball very well

  • Cy Pettitte

    excellent start.

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

    Tex!!!

  • flamingo

    Tex getting hot is a really good thing.

  • Countryclub

    Kind of stinks that the break is hitting just as Teix has caught fire.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    stuart a is typing…

    • Anthony

      New here and I’m laughing

  • mt

    Arod looks absolutely dreadful.

    • bobtaco

      paging Stuart a…

  • Greg

    Here comes Stuart

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Arod sucks

    Stuart a

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

    Alex :(

  • flamingo

    Ha, I can’t with the four comments in a row about Stuart.

  • mt

    Unintentional intentional walk – they will try to get Swisher to DP.

    • mt

      Maybe not.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Ike Davis would have gotten the run in.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    You can tell lester and beckett miss their old pregame ritual of a bucket of chicken and a sixpack.

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

    Lol, I love how K-Zone says that’s a ball and nobody in the booth made mention of it.

    • Greg

      It was close enough. A pticher’s pitch.

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

        I guarantee that if Nova gets that same location/pitch called we’ll here a comment about a “generous strikezone.”

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, Swish, another first inning home run would look awfully nice right now.

  • Chris

    At least a sac fly would be appreciated here, Swish.

  • flamingo

    Kinda classy of Francona to compliment the Yankees.

    • Chris

      Francona’s always been classy. Can’t say the same for most of the players he’s managed.

  • Tom

    Nice throw!

  • bobtaco

    Gomez showing off the gun

  • Chris

    Lolsux

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Thank goodness for horrible Sox third baseman.

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

    Swish is lucky Gomez pulled a Nunez.

  • Karl Krawfid

    haha

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    2 is a crooked number.

  • CBean

    Yes!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Woah…did we trade Nunez to the Sox?

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Still a fail

    • Greg

      Wrong. It goes in the books as a fielder’s choice, not an error

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

        Still counts as a 0 w/ RISP…we went 1-4 that inning.

        • Greg

          1-4 with a fielder’s choice. At the tipping point

  • flamingo

    Ha, thanks, Gomez.

  • Kramerica Industries

    It’s about time Mauro Gomez being on the field actually hurt the Red Sox.

  • Tom

    Gotta love the fielder’s choice, RBI as “you can’t assume the DP”

    I think that has to be one of the dumbest official scoring rules – like any other call it should be a judgement call.

  • Karl Krawfid

    5-4-3-2 in the first inning.

    Can’t make that up folks.

    • Chris

      I was almost hoping the Yankees would only score 2 runs just to accomplish that feat.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    What would/could Arizona look for in an Upton trade? Stay with me here. If the Phillies sell, there could be some sort of three way deal where the Yankees send a massive package to AZ, Arizona sends Upton to Philly and Philly sends Hamels to NY?

    • Dewayne is Wise

      It just got hard

  • CBean

    what i really love about this game is how much more it means to the Sox than us. I mean, I want to go into the break with a win but regardless we still lead the division.

    • Greg

      Thats’s what I’ve been saying the last two games

  • Preston

    Do you think the Sox miss Youkilis much yet

  • Athenian

    ARod has effectively become Scott Brosius. Very sad.

    • Greg

      And how did we do with him?

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

        Very well, it is sad though. Seeing a one time all-time great becoming very average.

        • Pat D

          No one in this game ages gracefully, unfortunately. Very few leave on their own terms.

          • Get Phelps Up

            However, many leave on stuart a’s terms.

            • Pat D

              I shudder to think of stuart ripping Willie Mays with the Mets, Hank Aaron with the Brewers, Mickey Mantle’s and Cal Ripken’s last few years…

      • Tom

        Logic fail

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        We batted him 9th and weren’t paying him $25 million a year.

        -stuarta’d

      • Athenian

        HUH? Scott Brosius was not the reason the Yankees were successful. He contributed but the context of your response, does not hold up

  • captain kiwi

    let’s do it nova! hopefully freddy gave you some tips.

  • Brian S.

    All Nova does is win!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Novacaine Time.

  • Pat D

    ESPN NY’s take on the Padilla comments, with a response from Teix and further comments from Padilla that show he’s a sexist, misogynistic asshole.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....women-game

    • flamingo

      The heck are those derisive “women’s sports” comments?

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Hes cooze doctor ?

    • Chris

      Yeah I’m still fucking pissed about that. Padilla is obviously the one in the wrong. He’s one of the biggest scumbags in the league and Tex isn’t the first person to call him out either.

      http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......last-year/

      • Pat D

        According to the ESPN NY article, Teix needs Michael Young to back him up.

        I wouldn’t count on that for some reason.

        • Chris

          ESPN writers showing their true colors of course. Let’s put out this fire, not add fuel to it.

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

      God Padilla is a douche.

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

    Nova’s line tonight 7IP 2ER 8Ks 2BB 9H 110pitches.

    • Preston

      Actual line 6IP 2R 1ER 10Ks 2BB 6H 111pitches, very close sir.

  • Brian S.

    Jayson Nix is fucking terrible.

    • Greg

      That would have been a tough play for Cano. It was more about the position

  • Greg

    I really am impressed by Ciriaco

    • Widget

      Small sample size much? You are such a poser.

      • Pasta Stumbling Sojo (formerly StanfordBen)

        I don’t know what his last name is, but Greg’s middle name is definitely “small sample size.”

    • Andruw’s Smile

      His Minor League numbers are atrocious. He’ll come back down to earth.

  • CBean

    BULLSHIT. He was out.

  • your mom

    Ciriaco is such a PIA…….fucking ump BS!!!

    • your mom

      ok nevermind good call.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    What???

  • Pat D

    What the fuck???

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow he was out by a mile. ridiculous call.

    • Cy Pettitte

      or not.

  • Athenian

    I would like for all the ESPN experts, NY Daily News (that is you Lupica), Joel Sherman, and the rest of the fish wrappers to declare Jeter finished again so that he will catch Pete Rose.

  • Tom

    What the hell?

    • Tom

      Eh… replay showed he was safe. Good call.

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

    Ciriaco, even when he’s safe, he’s out.

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

      out, he’s safe*

  • Cuso

    Oh God, here come the inevitable Jeter/Siriaco comparisons.

    Now Siriaco > Jeter, didn’t you know?

  • Pat D

    Holy shit, Jeter fucked up the tag.

  • Anthony

    Wow, Stewart made a great throw and I thought we had him… but he was clearly safe. Damn

  • Kramerica Industries

    Damn tired of seeing this Ciriaco kid doing this shit.

    • your mom

      He’ll probably fall off the cliff against other teams after the AS break.

      • Kramerica Industries

        He will.

        There’s a reason he was a minor league free agent.

        It’s the book. Doesn’t exist on him yet.

  • Widget

    I bet Greg thinks that was a legit steal.

    • Greg

      It was a legit steal.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I hear that a Pedro Ciriaco statue will be erected outside of Fenway.

    • Pat D

      Impossible. Wrong skin complexion.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Nova gonna give it back and then some

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Why are we begrudging the Sox one good player? Or maybe two. We have a lot of good ones. One not being Arod of course.

    • Widget

      Unless you consider like 3 games a true valuation of one player’s talent I’d hardly call him “good”.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        .656 CAREER minor league OPS.

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

          wow…that’s bad.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            That’s Ciraco!

  • Kramerica Industries

    I miss April-June 2009 David Ortiz.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      *Sips David’s milkshake*

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

      +1. If Adrian was at the plate, that AB would’ve been about 5 pitches earlier.

    • mike_h

      we all do…

  • Brian S.

    Get that fucking pitch count down Nova.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Not gonna happen in a game like this.

      Every ESPN SNB game between these two is a pen-fest. It’s quite annoying, yet predictable.

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

      Papi cost him like six pitches, fouling off all those curveballs that Adrian just K’d on.

  • Pat D

    I’m trying to figure out what exactly it is that makes me always feel as if the Yankees are losing when they play in this place.

    I can’t figure out if it’s the ugly fucking ballpark, the announcers, the times of the games or something else.

    • Widget

      It’s playing in Fenway in front of some of the worst fans of all time.

    • Kramerica Industries

      The crowd.

      Always the crowd for me. It’s nauseating when the Red Sox score runs at Fenway, for that reason alone. Rather see those chowder-eating fuckers sit on their hands all game.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      The announcers. I haven’t heard one good thing about the Yankees even though they’re in first place, and winning the game.

    • Anthony

      Godamn defense get your shit together

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Super nova says sit down.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I used to dig Cody Ross when he was in Florida.

    Screw the Red Sox version and his near .900 OPS.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Jeter, are you fucking serious?

  • bobtaco

    Unreal.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Wow

  • Cy Pettitte

    are.you.fucking.kidding.me?

  • captain kiwi

    jesus. i had the worst feeling about that damn pop-up. i have no idea why.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    What the fuck Captain???>?

  • Pat D

    I am going to fucking kill Jeter.

  • CBean

    Dammit Jeter.

  • Greg

    Can you believe that? That ball shifted in the wind

    • Tom

      Seriously?

      It’s not like there’s a 20mph gale…..

  • Brian S.

    Get the fuck off my team Jeter.

  • Cuso

    Oh God, I felt it coming too. I don’t know why

    • Cuso

      When he took those three steps to his left when the ball was halfway down seemed tenuous.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Can we just end this game and start the All Star break now.

  • DERP

    Gold Glove winner

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

    wow…are you fucking serious? Did that really just happen?

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

    Good grief.

  • Chris

    That should never fucking happen in a major league baseball game.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    2 monster ridiculous errors by Jeter this series

    Unreal

  • Pat D

    This is the shit I’m talking about.

  • Greg

    So each team has scored a run on a play that should have been made

  • Kramerica Industries

    Somewhere, Luis Castillo is smirking his ass off.

    • Pat D

      Or feeling the pain.

    • Widget

      Or crying because he’s still Luis Castillo.

  • DERP

    When did Derek Jeter even save anyone any runs?

    • Countryclub

      Cut it out

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

      that one time he dived head first into the stands for an out.

    • Zooboy

      “The Flip.” Google it, youngster.

    • Zooboy

      “The Flip.” Google it, youngster.

    • Brian S.

      -131 UZR in his career. Never has and never will. But intangibles!

      • Countryclub

        Intangibles my ass. Try HOF bat from the SS position.

  • Countryclub

    First time for everything I guess.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I seen that happen live in Anaheim back in 2009.

    Pissed me off.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Well, now I remember that.

      Wasn’t that the same game Posada caught a foul pop-up barehanded? Pretty sure that was the first game of an old-school mayhem weekend in Anaheim, as far as the Yankees were concerned. Blew a 5-1 lead the first day, a 4-0 lead the next, and left an African village on the basepaths the next day.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Does anyone else just not find these games fun anymore? It’s been that way for a few years now. Its just draining.

    • Rich

      Couldn’t agree more. It’s so time consuming. I love baseball but these games make me fall asleep

    • Chris Stewart

      Are you talking about Yanks vs Red Sox games or just games in general?

      The Yanks vs Red Sox games have ALWAYS been draining.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        Yanks/Sox specifically. Idk, I felt like it really used to be great to watch. Now its just overplayed and fake-intense.

    • Pat D

      Yankees/Sox games haven’t been “fun” since Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS.

      • Chris Stewart

        Yup… I’m still remember the lack of sleep from both the 2003 and 2004 ALCS playoffs.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        I thoroughly enjoyed the 5 game sweep, “The Boston Massacre”

        • Pat D

          That was in 2006, right? Yea, all I remember about that year is whimpering out against the Tigers with ARod batting 8th.

    • Chris

      Red Sox-Yankees games you mean? Yeah, I love the rivalry but these games are horrible for my blood pressure.

      • Pat D

        I take 3 medications for high blood pressure. How do you think I feel?

    • Kramerica Industries

      Hey, we still have 12 more after the break!

      I loved the fact that the Yankees and Red Sox only played two games in the first 81 games of the season. As much of this rivalry, right now, is artificial media-hyped shit, it doesn’t change how these games feel.

      The fact that every single fucking game lasts four hours just makes that worse.

      • Pat D

        At least 9 of those are at home.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Yankees are 3-10 in the last 13 home games against Boston.

          I mean, thank God it’s not Fenway, but it’s not exactly as if the Yankees have been winning those home games at any kind of acceptable rate.

          • Pat D

            That doesn’t mean much as applied to this season.

  • Widget

    always something against this team on ESPN. terrible.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Damn Nova did everything right, now don’t blame him if wheels fall off, can’t give extra outs to any team

  • Ricky

    here we go with the errors

  • Athenian

    Yankees just suck defensively. Every since the 3 error Mets game the fielding has been very short of average.

    • Greg

      They had the fewwest number of errors for awhile this season

      • Greg

        They currently with that one have the fifth fewest errors in baseball

      • Tom

        Fielding % FTW!

        Joe Morgan approves this comment.

        • Athenian

          Ok, that made me laugh. Joe Morgan reference.

          +100000

    • Pat D

      I blame some asshole who called into Francesa a few weeks ago and was all like, “They’ve committed the fewest errors.” Gave me a bad feeling.

  • Greg

    Remember people, want not need

    • Pat D

      BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      obnoxious

    • Get Phelps Up

      I guess that makes it OK to drop a popup, huh?

  • Cy Pettitte

    thank god Nix didn’t throw it into the stands

  • Andrew

    When did Luis Castillo sign with the Yankees?

  • Dewayne is Wise

    I did not see that jeter missed a pop out? Dammed mayans

  • Mike

    Jeter just Castillo’d that pop up

    • CUYanks

      At least Ortiz didn’t pull a Teixeira and run really hard or else 2 runs would have scored.

  • Brian S.

    I can’t believe we are paying that fucking asshole 17 million dollars next season. Just so he can pad his hit total with weak singled past the second baseman.

    • Greg

      Calm down and show some respect.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      I’d much rather see Eddie Nunez boot 45 balls a year at short.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/KChinmaster KenC

    luis castillo -.-

  • Will The Thrill

    Wow Jeter. You already have negative fielding value and range, the least you can do is make the routine plays.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    This Dan Stoolman guy sucks.

    • Rich

      This crew is a million times better than Joe “I hate the Yankees” Buck and friends.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Dan Schulman is one of the good guys at ESPN, as far as I’m concerned. Easily their best baseball guy.

  • flamingo

    Wait, I walk away for five minutes and Jeter dropped a popup? JETER?

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice leadoff double by Jayson “Laynce is my brother” Nix

  • DM

    I love the crisp pace of these games.

    • RBC

      Actually these are pretty good. Yanks/Sox games used to average 4-5 hours.

      • DM

        Lester has butt cheek fever.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Nix run faster than that other second baseman.

  • Anthony

    Offense seems to be a bit more alive tonight

  • RBC

    What’s up with Fenway that its so easy to get doubles??

    • Get Phelps Up

      Because half of the doubles there are routine flyouts to LF.

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

        The short wall in right as well. Lots of balls take little hops and go for ground rule doubles when they’re just dinky singles in a normal park.

        • Tom

          Also with the leftfielder so shallow, it is easier for balls to get through to the wall between the the left fielder and centerfielder.

  • Chris

    I like how this inning is going so far.

  • Cuso

    Re:Jeter pop- up

    That was karma for YS3 giving Youk a hard time after he already was traded to ChiSox.

  • Tom

    Thank goodness for the pass ball…

    Bunting 3 outs into the game (even if it’s Stewart), is just not good baseball.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good job Stewart.

  • Greg

    Good job Stewart

  • DERP

    Well done

  • Brian S.

    Attaboy Stewarty and Nixy!

    • DERP

      No

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    great job by nix all around there

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

    Lol, I couldn’t have been more wrong about these two.

  • flamingo

    Ha, Salty.

    • RBC

      He ridiculously sucks

  • RBC

    Is it me or does anyone notice that the bottom of the Yanks lineup is doing better than the middle of the lineup?

    • Andruw’s Smile

      They’re doing better than expected, but Cano’s a legit MVP candidate. Let’s settle down here.

  • Bob Jones

    You folks need to show some respect to our Captain!

    • flamingo

      Well, Francona is.

  • captain kiwi

    pffft lester pffffft

  • Rich

    Isn’t it great to see Beckett and Lester pitch like absolute shit lately.

  • Chris

    FUCK JON LESTER!!!

    Nah just kidding. I’m sure that was unintentional.

  • DERP

    Who is the bigger douche between Beckett and Lester?

    • CUYanks

      Beckett easily.

      • Rich

        Lester is actually a good guy. Beckett is just a cunt.

        • Widget

          Lester is not a good guy. He whines and bitches and stares down the ump just as much as every other self entitled red sox pitcher. Oh right god forbid anyone ever say anything bad about Lester, I mean he had cancer and all.

    • Brian S.

      Lackey

      • Andruw’s Smile

        +1

      • Pat D

        Still think it’s Beckett, but well played.

    • Pat D

      Beckett by far. Not even a competition.

      Lester could start killing puppies and it would still be Beckett.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Is this a serious question?

      The redneck from Texas.

    • RBC

      Beckett’s only good for picking up the chicken and beer.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Granderson’s feeling a little butthurt…

    YEAAAHHHHHH!!

    • DERP

      -1

  • Cy Pettitte

    ahhh Beckett and Lester get a pass because “they’re not good first half pitchers”

    • Greg

      No they didn’t really give him a pass

  • Andruw’s Smile

    I’m not sure if ESPN knows that Robinson Cano, one of the three best players in the AL this season, exists. I’ve heard the name Beckett, Pedroia, hell even Ciraco more than Cano.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    that looked a lot like ball 4

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Swiiiiiiiiiiiiing!!!

  • Chris

    Now he finds the strikezone

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      no he didn’t

    • captain kiwi

      strike 3 was ball 4.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        strike 2 was ball 4
        strike 3 was ball 5

        • captain kiwi

          yup. win or lose, i’m gonna get pissed off with this shitty zone.

      • Chris

        Sorry, I meant the Angel Hernandez “strikezone”.

      • Countryclub

        Ball 5

        • captain kiwi

          yeah, i missed the 3-1, but saw 3-2

  • bobtaco

    K-Zone had it a little wide… a little?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Lester shouldn’t be getting gift calls.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Ball 5. Angel Hernandez is a joke.

  • Pat D

    Strikes 2 and 3 to Teix were balls in the first inning.

    But what the fuck do you expect when Angel Fucking Hernandez is behind the plate?

    • Greg

      No they weren’t

      • Pat D

        You have really picked the wrong time to discover Zen Baseball.

  • Greg

    At least he’s being consistent. He’s calling that outside corner

  • Get Phelps Up

    Outside, but Lester gets the call because he’s such a battler.

  • Tom

    odd ESPN didn’t show the 3-1 “strike” which was even further outside than the 3-2 pitch

    Also the ESPN k-zone is off(shocking!) – pitch f/x (Brooks) had that last pitch over the outside corner for a strike

  • Hall and Nokes

    Nova shouldn’t throw another ball over the plate tonight.

  • flamingo

    This booth is admitting that the umpire calls pitches off the plate as strikes? Nice.

    • Hall and Nokes

      At least Orel is acknowledging the K zone. A lot of guys just pretend it isn’t there.

      • flamingo

        Yeah, it’s impressive for ESPN.

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

    Nova better get these calls.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Weak ass grounder in 3 2 1

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      My bad, weak ass pop up

  • Brian S.

    I love how ESPN is accusing the Yankees of stealing signs.

    • flamingo

      I love how they said A-Rod relies on info from Jeter and then they show Jeter shrugging out there.

    • CBean

      and you know covering it with oh we respect the Yankees that’s why we have to change signs.

  • Frank

    A-Rod. Sad.

  • Rich

    Btw, why hasn’t Ortiz gotten slack for not scoring in the first inning on that pop up. If it was Tex he would’ve scored easily.

    • Pat D

      Ortiz is a bug lovable teddy bear so he gets away with everything.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Heard Ortiz murdered two inner city kids and got an ESPY for Man of the Year.

  • Chris

    Two hard hit popups for A-Rod today. Stuart a must be creaming his pants.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Where the hell is he? He must have exhausted himself with this morning’s rants. Stuart can’t handle double headers.

  • stuart a

    i take it back arod is great. batting him 3rd or 4th will not interupt this juggernaut of a team.

    give him a raise. leaving 4 or 5 baserunners in the first 2 innings is not an issue RBI’s do not matter, just ask the sabermetricians that bless this site with all there knowledge.

    and BTW this is the real stuart a not the fake posters…..

    • OMG! Bagels!

      aaaaaaaaaaaaaand he’s back

    • Pat D

      No one has fake posted as you tonight.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Phyllis?

    • Andruw’s Smile

      Do you even like the Yankees? I have never heard anything positive from you.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        Per this morning’s thread he’s a die-hard Yankee fan. Even though he only shows up when they are losing or Arod is doing badly. Although that’s the same thing because it’s always Arod’s fault. All of it.

  • Greg

    So much hate for Girardi, ARod, Jeter… my goodness.

  • Tom

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=7

    the three oustide pitches… 3-2 was the one on the “typical” zone, the other 2 way off the plate were the 3-1 pitch to Tex and the 1-0 pitch to ARod… Completely changed the inning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow an hour to play an inning and a half

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

    I think ESPN’s making too big a deal of it, but Jeet’s shoulder does seem to be bothering him.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    Jeter’s faking this “injury” so he doesn’t hear shit when he doesnt go to the All Star Game and takes the 4 days off. Wishful thinking.

  • Chris

    Jeter has Michael Pineda’s disease.

  • Brian S.

    Lester has thrown four balls that were called strikes. Nova has thrown two strikes that were called balls.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....8;s_type=7

  • Greg

    You now wonder if the dropped popup and him stretching have any connection

  • AC

    Arod is a shell of his former self at this point. 2 times in a row now in this game he’s getting beat by the fastball and when he swings n missed its like a guess swing. Papi is same age doesn’t seeing like that and I’m a Yankee fan. That leg kick timing thing is pisding me off.

  • stuart a

    the thing with arod is he does not even hit the ball hard.

    pops around the infield or ground balls. he is lost and girardi just refuses to move him down in the order.

    • Pat D

      This is actually true.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Quintessa?

      • OMG! Bagels!

        That’s a good one.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          Not many choices for Q

    • Chris

      Personally I’m of the opinion he should bat second with that OBP.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Except when he hit it so hard, poor Ryan Sweeney was almost decapitated.

  • tabbert

    man, as much as swish and tex can go on massive cold streaks… they seem to come up with big time clutch hits during a series to wake up. Arod just seems to get a couple weak singles to get that average back up. When was the last time he won a game for this team? The dude is a absolute joke

  • Greg

    There’s a given strike for Nova

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Good to see make up call

  • Get Phelps Up

    Of course they complain about that strike.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    K-Zone “agrees with Ryan Sweeney” but “you get the call a couple inches off the plate when you hit the glove” for Tex. Classy ESPN

    • Anthony

      Unbelievable.

  • Mike

    Makes me wonder if Jeter goes to the AS game.

  • Chris

    The announcers only bitch when the Red Sox get a horrible call against them.

  • Anthony

    LMFAO… ESPN w/ the K-zone on Ryan Sweeney… what bullshit. They just called it a “liberal strikezone”

    • Anthony

      But you know, when Nova’s pitching, the Hernandez calls the perfect zone.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Fox News objects.

    • Brian S.

      It’s unbelievable how they will make excuses for Lester but when Nova gets a call “OH MY GODDDDDDDDD”

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

      It’s been liberal for Lester as well.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Yeah, but when Lester got that outside pitch it was because he “hit the glove” or “made his pitch” or something…When Sweeney got called out on strikes, they were questioning the “liberal strikezone”

      • Anthony

        I know, but ESPN only points that out for Nova. As Andruw quotes: “you get the call a couple inches off the plate when you hit the glove” after Tex got caught looking.

  • Tom

    Angel Hernandez… just a bad umpire.

    • Rich

      +1. He must be the worst ump in the game. And that is saying something with all these horrible umps in the game.

      • Pat D

        He and Joe West were on the same crew for a time last year. I think MLB was trying to determine who could out-awful the other.

        • Tom

          I remember that.

          If only they had got Laz Diaz (?) they would have had a trifecta.

          • Chris

            CB Bucknor? Or did the MLB finally let him go?

    • stuart a

      amen..

  • Get Phelps Up

    I hope Jeter uses that shoulder to pull out of the ASG. The time off really seemed to revitalize him last year.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    He’s gonna call wide to speed up the game, one hour for 2 innings

  • Frank

    Can’t expect any consistancy from HP ump tonight. No need to get frustrated. The fact is Angel Hernandez is just a bad ump.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Francona…Praise Yankees. Rest of booth…Change subject.

  • bobtaco

    Looks like Carl Crawford has had a lot of extra time to work on some new ink…

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i bet crawford bought those giant diamond earrings with all the money that the red sox are paying him

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      paying him to sit on the bench, that is

  • mt

    Do you think Jeter’s faking to get out of ASG?

    • Brian S.

      I hopoe so. He needs rest.

    • Chris

      I wouldn’t out it past him.

  • Tom

    No need to throw strikes tonight… would have loved to see a guy like Pettitte pitch to this zone.

  • your mom

    Carl Crawford sighting. So I guess all that money went to his bling instead of his talent.

  • flamingo

    CANO is having a year that jumps out at you, ESPN.

  • DERP

    Nova not going to allow Jeter to fuck up again

  • Andruw’s Smile

    “Nobody on the Yankees is having a year that jumps out at you.” ESPN, meet Robinson Cano.

  • Cy Pettitte

    no contact inning for our pitcher at Fenway is always nice

  • RetroRob

    Silly Terry Francona. He needs to read comments on RAB. Things don’t get better; things can only get worse!

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

    Does anybody else find it funny that Francona is the only guy in the booth who even respects the Yankees?

    • RetroRob

      Not really. He’s not a broadcaster by trade, but a former athlete and field manager, so he has respect for what happens on the field. He’s not trying to pander to the audience. I’m sure someone at ESPN will keep hammering him to not speak what he thinks, but what they want him to say.

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

        Orshieser is a former player and he’s a drone.

        • RetroRob

          I probably didn’t phrase that correctly since most of the former players are bad. They eventually do become corrupted, spouting what the network wants. My guess, though, is Francona won’t go down that line anymore than a Joe Torre would if he was broadcasting.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      No. He’s a good guy.

  • DERP

    Hopefully Ciriaco can replace Jeter in the ASG. He really saved the Red Sox last night in that huge game that propelled them into first.

  • DERP

    Red Sox conceding.

  • Greg

    Well now….

  • Pat D

    I do like how they made such a big deal about Nova’s pitch being outside the zone, when, comparing to Teix’s K, they were all like, “oh, gee whiz, look at that, it ended up a little outside.”

    AGon out of the game? Interesting.

  • Andruw’s Smile

    This stuart a thing is annoying. I couldn’t care any less who the real one is.

    • Chris

      There is only one Stuart a. Axisa banned the impersonators.

      • RetroRob

        What? Who’s StuartA? Why would he have impersonators and why would they be banned, but not the original? So many questions, so little knowledge on my side.

        • Pat D

          stuart hasn’t pulled a Duh Innings and gone on a series of personal attacks.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          As Stuart would say, “You’re are stupid.”

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

          stuart a is a semi regular troll. He has a hate for A-Rod that makes our collective hate of Chris Stewart look week.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        No one was banned. He simply asked those of us who were having fun with it one afternoon to knock it off. He runs this place. You follow his rules. Damn straight we were going to respect his wishes.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    A Gone?

    • Pat D

      Gotta say it like The Hawk.

  • Cy Pettitte

    walk Ortiz every AB now

    • Greg

      Pretty much

  • Rich

    Sweet, Gonzalez is out. Ortiz should see no strikes the rest of the game.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Wonder what’s wrong with Gonzo…

    Speaking of which, hard to believe Tex, with as much as he has declined since 2009, is actually the better first baseman (again) between the Yankees and Red Sox.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeters shoulder hurts.

    A-Gon leaves the game.

    funny stuff.

    • Pat D

      Jeter is an alive voodoo doll and caused AGon’s injury by flexing his shoulder?

    • Chris

      Conspiracy!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Arod will make some adjustments and have another run… just a question of when. Sometimes, they take too long to make adjustments…happening now.

  • Get Phelps Up

    With Punto as his protection, Ortiz should never see a strike again.

  • DERP

    What do you guys think of Francona in the booth?

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

      I really like him.

    • Cy Pettitte

      best of the 3 in the booth

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

      He’s great…it’s the rest of the booth I’m hating.

    • Tom

      He’s actually pretty OK I think.

      He is pretty soft on players though (in terms of being critical) – but if he wants to manage again at some point I can see why he would be that way.

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

        He’s always been a player’s manager though. Even if he never planned to manage again I doubt he would take shots at guys.

    • Cuso

      Francona is really good. I bought into him the moment he miked up for the World Series.

      Classy guy.

  • Will The Thrill

    A-Gon hurt? Whoa. Things just got worse for Boston. Also Lester doesn’t seem to have good stuff and is nibbling. Please crush him.

  • tabbert

    nova’s era is in the 3’s now. LEGIT

  • Pat D

    Why would someone even waste their time to fake post as stuart? stuart will give us enough material to work with as it is.

  • Kramerica Industries

    By the way, for today’s daily snickering:

    Philadelphia Phillies: 37-50, 14 GB

    Hahahahahah. That ship crashed and burned all at once. Enjoy mediocrity, Phillies fans.

    • Pat D

      They have to just start blowing it up. They’d have to go at least 48-27 to be remotely close to a Wild Card slot, and that’s probably not going to get it done either.

    • Will The Thrill

      I couldn’t be happier. These past few years they were running on luck provided by the baseball gods but it seems like that luck has run out.

    • RetroRob

      Cliff Lee went there because they were younger than the Yankees and would contend for years to come, ignoring the the Phillies are almost never contenders outside of their recent inter-glacial. Then again, when he said they were younger, maybe he was thinking in comparison to himself.

      Bastard will have to be content with his $24 million a year. I wouldn’t trade places with him…oh, wait. I would.

      • Will The Thrill

        He wanted it easy. He didn’t want to pitch in the AL East, a man’s division.

    • Chris

      Schadenfreude, sweet schadenfreude.

  • DERP

    They really are going with six starters? They really think Aaron Cook is worthy of a starting spot?

  • Will The Thrill

    Lester always limits the damage even if he sucks. At least we have his pitch count up although I feel like Bobby V will leave him in until 120+ pitches since the ASB starts tomorrow.

  • Tom

    Can’t stand how Buchholz just continues to get lumped into a big 3 with Lester and Beckett.

    If you look at his peripherals when he posted a shiny ERA that one year, it was clear the ERA wasn’t sustainable (his FIP was ~3.7, and his xFIP was over 4).

    The guy has a career 4.20 FIP

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I despise these Miller 64 ads…is the beer any good?

    • Tom

      Would they need to advertise that much (and like that) if it was?

      • Pat D

        Why does Budweiser advertise then?

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Excellent point. Cheers.

    • Bunt Gardner

      They’re fine if you don’t mind drinking 10 to get a slight buzz.

  • Hall and Nokes

    That’s not Usain Bolt talking, right? Sounds like a frat boy doing a Jamaican accent.

  • flamingo

    I’d better see a graphic of Yankees injuries, ESPN.

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

    Lol, where’s the giant injured chart for Pettite, Pineda, Joba, Mo, Gardner, and to a much lesser extent Sabathia?

    • flamingo

      Rivera. Never forget.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      No charts for you!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Ok who dropped trow?

  • Pat D

    Take that, Ciriaco.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Lol bunt that bitch.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Brilliant Nova !

  • Cy Pettitte

    enough about the Sox injuries. every.team.has.injuries. and that includes the Yankees.

    • Anthony

      Really annoying. Feels like they’re trying to make excuses.

  • DERP

    Die

  • Karl Krawfid

    Take jeter the fuck out now.

  • Anthony

    Jete’s getting old…. :(

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Jeter flashing the leather

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok take Jeter out.

    • Get Phelps Up

      they can’t really do that because Cano’s DHing.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Jeter really wants out of the asg huh

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Did they say anything about A-Gon’s injury?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Derek Nunez

  • Kramerica Industries

    Another Jeter error, and Ciriaco reaching base AGAIN.

    Lovely duo.

    • Tom

      They are giving him a hit on that… the legend grows.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Bostonians are really trying to fool us now.

  • Greg

    Now I wonder if his shoulder’s really bothering him

    • Andruw’s Smile

      The two would not correlate whatsoever

  • Mike

    Jeter 2 for 2 with 2 errors in 2+ innings

    • Greg

      Not an error

      • Chris

        How the fuck was that not an error?

      • Mike

        Yeah I posted that right after I saw the play, and then I saw the H for hit. Can’t believe that wasn’t an error.

        • Widget

          an error would take a hit away from the great PEdro Ciriaco. Don’t want to anger the baseball gods.

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

    Wow…what is going on with Derek Jeter’s glove? Is he trying to get removed from the ASG?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    wow, jeter is horrible

  • Pat D

    Derek must really not want to play on Tuesday.

    I just wish he wouldn’t cost us tonight’s game to do so.

  • Andrew

    JeterFail

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Ok jeter, time to sit. Move nix to short let cano go to second

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

      and let our pitcher bat lead off the rest of the night. You’re brilliant you are.

      • Andruw’s Smile

        If he’s really hurt, you gotta take the hit. Don’t want Jeter getting hurt for an extended period of time. Then you have Ramiro Pena as your SS?

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

          If his right shoulder is hurt it wouldn’t have effected anything that went wrong on that play. If he had bounced the throw maybe you have an argument.

          • Andruw’s Smile

            Oh, I don’t think the appeared injury is the reason for him making the errors. I’m just saying if his arm is actually hurting him, you don’t want him to hurt it worse (if that is a possibility. We have no idea what is actually wrong).

    • whozat

      and make the pitcher hit?

      Seems like maybe Jeet shouldn’t have played today, but not much to do now.

    • Pat D

      Lose the DH, not really a good idea.

      • Dewayne is Wise

        You can pinch hit
        Chaves,wise,mcdonald,ibanez,sabathia

  • Cuso

    Hmmm

  • flamingo

    Okay, what’s going on?

    • Cuso

      I’m wondering if that injury is significant

  • Frank

    That was a tough play with a very fast runner. Cut Jeter some slack.

    • Pat D

      No.

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

      Still should be an error in my mind.

  • mt

    This whole thing about Red Sox being still close to wild card – there is no mention at all that wild card this year is not like wild card last year (one game playoff)

    Red Sox (the fans at least) are also pissed that they are not currently near the Yanks in standings – what Red Sox do is only one part of their equation: beating the Yanks is also always part of their equation.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    At this point i would put in nix and let nova hit.

  • Mike

    Wow, they gave him a Hit

  • Ricky

    this Ciriaco guy is a real pain in the ass…….

  • Will The Thrill

    Please take Jeter out before he infects the rest of our fielders with Eduardis Nuneritis (butterfingers).

  • Kramerica Industries

    Ortiz is 12-17 this season?

    Unreal.

    • TomH

      Just walk the SOB until someone figures out how to pitch to him. Frankly, the Yankees’ pitchers seem intimidated by him.

  • Greg

    IT WAS NOT AN ERROR, IT WAS RULED A BASE HIT

    • Get Phelps Up

      Because it’s at Fenway.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      hometown scoring

      And can you please try to stop being so damn annoying?

      Thanks

    • Mike

      Regardless, it is a play he normally makes

    • Widget

      you know the official scorer is paid by the local team right?

  • DERP

    Fuck you Jeter.

  • Greg

    Big mistake by Nova

    • Pat D

      Not as much of one if Jeter hadn’t let Ciriaco get on base.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Thanks Jete

  • Kramerica Industries

    Make that 13-18.

    Why the fuck would Ortiz be seeing anything with Nick Punto behind him? WHY?

  • Cy Pettitte

    put another run on Jeter’s ERA

    • Rich

      Yankees 3, Jeter 2

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why even pitch to him?

    • Greg

      That’s my question. Bad move by Nova

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

    Why is Ortiz seeing anything remotely hittable with a scrub on deck?

  • Anthony

    Does Ortiz ever stop? Really irritating.

  • mt

    How can you let Ortiz beat you with Punto on deck? Dumb as rocks.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Yankees 3 , Jeter 2

  • Get Phelps Up

    Why did they pitch to him?

    Let Nick Punto beat you.

  • Chris

    Great. Of course that leads to a run. Fuck the official scorer, THAT WAS AN ERROR.

    • Greg

      It wasn’t. So there.

      • Chris

        The official scorer was kind to him. He still has to make that play.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    these games are unbelievably difficult to watch

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Note: I don’t like David Ortiz.

  • Mike N

    What is wrong with Jeter? He’s not making routine plays, and he keeps rubbing his shoulder and shrugging it like it hurts.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Yankees 3
    Jeter 2
    Redsox 1

  • Greg

    Horrible judgement by Nova. Even is Stewart says pitch to him, you have to take charge and say no

  • Cuso

    Why did they throw Ortiz a strike?

  • RetroRob

    Captain, stop it. You have limited range, but you catch the ball…until tonight.

    And Ortiz, come on. Get a new pitching plan for this guy. He’s hit the Yankees for years. I never could figure out how the Yankees would win against the Sox with Ortiz and Ramirez back to back. They would seemingly crush the Yankees pitchers every year.

  • Kev

    I feel like I watched this game already last night…

  • DERP

    Thanks Jeter!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hahahah.

    Can’t make this shit up.

  • Cuso

    What?!

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok seriously, fuck this game.

    Nova is getting hung out by his D.

  • Anthony

    COME ON!!!!

  • Greg

    Cant blame Jeter for that one

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Can’t kill Jeter for that one.

    Somewhere, Michael Kay is whining about the dive into first.

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

    Wow, Derek got him.

  • Pat D

    Holy Christ, he was out.

    • Chris

      Robot umps please.

  • Karl Krawfid

    He was out.

  • mt

    I feel like I watched this game in October 2004.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wait, we don’t get a replay of the slide? That means he was out.

  • Mike N

    See how he grimaced on that play?

  • Will The Thrill

    Jeter will impose himself upon this team’s roster until he can no longer stand on a field. He’s singlehandedly losing this game for us.

    • Andruw’s Smile

      It’s 3-2 Yankees…

  • Tom

    Good grief this is pathetic….

    Those are 3 plays that an average SS makes. I can understand the hit ruling on the last one, but those should be 3 outs.

  • Cuso

    Horrible coverage by ESPN. not that I’m surprised

  • captain kiwi

    i’m not mad at jeter for that. but fuck the sox. good lord.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Bottom line the “not ruled an error” that really was one is going to allow multiple runs to score this inning

  • whozat

    Is Jeter getting umph on his throws? He was windmilling his shoulder last inning on the basepaths…

  • RetroRob

    DP, please to end this nonsense.

  • RBC

    Is Derek’s back hurting him?????

  • Get Phelps Up

    Too bad you can’t take Jeter out because Girardi decided to DH Cano the day before the ASB.

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      Exactly, tired of Girardi over managing in these moments, Cano is young, should play most games

      • whozat

        He has been. Needs a half day off sometime.

        Also, he’ll be doing the HR derby and playing in the actual game. Also, maybe Cano needed the day, because something is barking. We don’t actually know.

    • Chris

      The most durable player on this team needs his rest you know.

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

        Even with the homerun derby and the ASG he’s going to get 2 of the next 4 games off.

        • Chris

          I know. That was meant as a sarcastic comment.

        • RetroRob

          Meh. I mean, while Jeter has range issues, but he makes all these plays tonight. Getting angry at Girardi because Jeter is having an off night makes little sense.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I don’t mind DHing guys in general, but right before the ASB? Seems a bit strange to me.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Sarcasm meter broken.

  • Greg

    SO MUCH HATRED.

    WHEN THIS GAME MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO US.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      I’m starting to think you are a bigger idiot that stuart a.

      • Greg

        No. I am just sick of hearing people saying Fuck this person, fuck that person I hope this person dies. I’ve hated that since I’ve been coming on here. I just want to talk baseball.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          It’s the “WHEN THIS GAME MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO U.” garbage I’m talking about. Until they clinch the division, ALL GAMES mean something.

      • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

        Every game means something.

    • TomH

      Let’s hope it’s “merely” internet manners. It’s hard to believe they were so poorly socialized by their parents as to speak that way face to face.

    • Pat D

      Greg, just stop with this. Every game means something. Every game is part of a puzzle. Especially division games.

      Did you not see that the Rays won today? You seem to be so worried about them, so do you want to lose a game to them and the Sox?

      • Greg

        I DONT CARE.

        Stop hating on people

        • Pat D

          Greg, I mean this in all seriousness, did something happen recently that caused you to change your outlook on life?

          I mean, I’ve been pleading with you for some time to stop taking everything so seriously, particularly about these games since it’s ultimately hazardous for your health, and it’s almost like we’ve reversed roles the last few days.

        • Chris Crocker
    • Will The Thrill

      No game ever means nothing. Especially in this division. For all you know the Yankees could make or miss the playoffs by one game.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I hope Manny B and Dellin figure it out. I’m so sick of Nova.

    • Get Phelps Up

      not his fault that his defense can’t make routine plays.

    • bobtaco

      huh? sick of all the winning?

    • Chris

      Why? He’s pitched well considering all the horrible defense and bad calls behind him.

  • Pat D

    This is why I hate these Yankees/Sox games.

    I feel that I am fully capable of killing several people with my bare hands right now.

    • tabbert

      I feel the same way. I just want this game to be over and start enjoying the All Star Festivities.

  • Mike N

    Jeter’s right shoulder is hurting, and I can’t believe the trainers haven’t seen it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nova will be lucky to make it out of this inning.

  • Will The Thrill

    Yankees love putting scrubs on SportsCenter highlights and giving them 15 seconds of fame. Wow.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Everyone of these games feels like watching slow death.

    Fucking Fenway.

    Fucking Yankees/Red Sox.

    • TomH

      Ali on “The Thrilla in Manilla”: “the next thing to death.

  • Cuso

    Like Youkilis before him : A-Gon pooped his pants

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Not a good idea to wear white.

  • whozat

    I love how Suzyn is excusing Jeter for his terrible fielding by saying it’s Nova’s fault for not getting out of this.

    • Pat D

      Everyone sucks Jeter’s dick.

    • RBC

      **Sigh**

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

      I’m actually watching the game tonight, so can you explain what she meant at all?

      • whozat

        That Nova needs to pitch around mistakes like that. Which, while true, does not absolve the fielder. Especially when this is the 4th muffed play in two days.

  • Chris

    You can always count on Salty to K in a big spot.

    • RBC

      Amen on that!

  • Pat D

    Salty refuses to believe he just struck out since the pitches were thrown by a Latin player.

    • captain kiwi

      ohhhhhhh i loled…

    • RBC

      ROFL

    • Will The Thrill

      Will The Thrill likes this

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice escape act

  • Rich

    Nova actually pitched 4 innings. Jeter caused him to get 3 extra outs.

  • Anthony

    Crisis averted…. I think Nova is pitching well but the D (Jete) has got to get its stuff together.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Take jeter out we dont want him hurt for the second half.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    nice job by nova. lesson from that inning is to not pitch to ortiz for the rest of the game.

    • Tom

      And to either strike people out or make them hit it to the right side of the infield.

  • Cuso

    30 minutes per inning? Seriously?

    • RBC

      That’s normal for the Yanks/Sox… where you been the past ten years??

      • Cuso

        Sigh.

        Yes, thank you for enlightening me. First time watcher.

        Actually 30 minutes per inning would put these game at 4h30m which would far exceed even Yanks/Red Sox averages…..

        Which was why I bothered commenting.

  • tabbert

    Nova being charged with that run is a absolute joke. How on earth can that not be ruled a error on jeter?

  • Greg

    How ironic. People are telling me that every game means something and yet when I was whining all the time, people were saying that its no big deal.

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

      You need to find the middle game. Every game means something, but not every game is life or death. Most games are of the level of importance of being angry about in the moment but to be forgotten about the night of if not the following game.

      • Greg

        Anger is fine. Hatred, I can’t stand.

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

          When people say they “hate” a player on their team i think it’s on par w/ saying you “hate” a friend/girlfriend during a fight. It’s out of anger and you don’t really mean it.

          Except stuart a. He’d actually murder A-Rod if given the chance.

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

        Every game means something, but you can’t treat them all as life and death. You’ll die a lot of times.

        • Pat D

          I’m way past that point.

          Which is why I typically don’t get worked up anymore. I think that, right now, the fact that I’m unemployed, really bored, and having some health issues, I’m living and dying with the team more than I have in quite some time.

          • Kramerica Industries

            This week sucks because it featured the hometown team that I flat out despise (largely because of the fans), and the Red Sox, where no explanation is needed.

            And it’s odd that there’s been more of a feeling of “shoe waiting to drop” in those Rays games at the Trop than even these Fenway games, though that feeling has started to return with the Yankees actually playing at Fenway right now.

            No, I don’t think my edge will disappear until the Yankees win a playoff series that they are favored to, again. Years like 2005, 2007 don’t bother me because they weren’t favored. A year like 2010 doesn’t bother me because the Yankees did win a playoff series.

            2002, 2006, and 2011 annoy me because those were failures as the favorite. Especially 2002 and a 103 win team flaming out to a tremendously flukish Anaheim team with their goddamned rally monkey of death. To this day, I can’t believe how that thing worked like it did.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        this

  • DERP

    Why are people surprised that Derek is sucking at defense. This is no different than most other games.

    • Will The Thrill

      We understand he has shitty range but he’s been fucking up on the most routine of routine plays.

      • Frank

        “he’s been fucking up the most routine of routine plays.”

        You came to that brilliant conclusion based on 1 bad game?

    • Tom

      I think people (or at least me) expect the lack of range, but the errors tonight are on a pop up and having trouble transfering the ball from glove to hand.

      That is a bit surprising.

  • Mike N

    Jeter clearly has a physical problem, and blaming him is ridiculous. No idea why he is still in there.

    • Pat D

      Because they would lose the DH.

      • Mike N

        Ridiculous. He is clearly hurting bad.

        • Chris

          Nova would have to bat leadoff if they took Jeter out.

          • Chris

            …assuming they would move Nix to short and Cano to second.

          • Dewayne is Wise

            No he hits in the dh spot which is cano at 5

            • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

              No, Cano would still hit in the same spot. Pitcher hits in the spot of the removed player.

  • Mike N

    Red Sock fan dude has a nice mullet.

  • Get Phelps Up

    “Yankees suck” chants?

    look at the standings, assholes.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    I really believe Torre would have pulled Jeter by now.

  • DERP

    Move Alex to short and put Chavez in at third. Lester will be out anyway so no need to worry about Eric against the lefty.

    Rather this than have the pitcher hit.

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Nix to short martin to second.

  • Anthony

    The irony of the “Yankees suck” chants as the game is 3 – 2 and I stare at the standings on the Monster.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    So Jeter’s a bad defensive shortstop — what else is new?

    And, for what it’s worth, Punto was totally out at first.

  • Chris

    Can’t believe it’s only the top of the fourth…

    • Rich

      I can’t believe they already are in the fourth inning.

      • Chris

        touché

      • Kramerica Industries

        Well, I hadn’t refreshed the page yet.

    • Kramerica Industries

      It’s been an hour and a half since the game started?

      I’m surprised we’ve gotten to the fourth inning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter as the everyday DH at 42-43? ahahahahha

  • Mike N

    This is really pissing me off that Jeter is still in there, with a clearly hurting arm/shoulder. What kind of manager allows a hurting player to stay in like this and maybe hurt himself worse?

  • Greg

    And people are seriously blaming Girardi for DHing Cano today. Like he would know Jeter would be hurt. seriously

    • Anthony

      No, I think the issue is doing that right before the all-star break. I guess you could make an argument for Cano being in the derby + ASG. But he’s still going to get rest.

      • Greg

        Doesnt make a difference. Who cares?

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

      I said it was a strange decision before first pitch, it’s literally the first comment in the thread.

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      Greg you know Girardi sucks for multiple reasons. Bottom line put the best possible team on the field for every game. Cano is young, he should be out there esp when you have an aging ball club that has had its share of injuries. Nix could of then easily been put in for Jete as to not risk serious injury in the second half when games begin to matter even more

  • Pat D

    I keep wondering where ESPN is getting Nap Lajoie’s hit total as 3252, when BRef and every other source I find is 3242.

    • RetroRob

      There was an adjustment made to some old-time players hit totals, however not every site honors them. That’s why you’ll see two different hit totals for Ty Cobb. Does ESPN and B-R show the same hit total for Cobb?

      • Pat D

        Not sure. BRef has Cobb at 4189. I remember Rose’s record-breaking hit was 4192, so maybe ESPN has Cobb still at 4191.

      • RetroRob

        Just checked. Both have Cobb at 4189, so have no idea what ESPN is doing with LaJoie’s. Typo?

        • Pat D

          I wonder, since Murray has 3255. Like someone just typed the wrong thing in or something.

  • Karl Krawfid

    I mean god damn swing the fucking bats.

    • Anthony

      Yanks need to swing at anything in the outside corner, Hernandez is calling them left and right.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Wow, very weird, yesterday on my facebook page over my iPad, my profile picture appeared to be hijacked (it wasn’t me in the picture.) I was miffed, checked my phone and it wasn’t effected. I was on the iPad working the game thread all night. I had to change the profile picture to a different one and that fixed it. Naturally, I was worried I might have picked up a virus or something. A minute ago, I’m scrolling through the Home page of RAB to look for the link to Ask Mike A Question, and I see the “Follow us on RAB” button, and it shows a bunch of folks who do (I do already BTW) and there is the dude’s picture as the first one showing as a Follower of RAB. The same picture that somehow was in my FB picture spot over my iPad last night. WTF ?!?!? I clicked on it and have the name.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Guess I’ll just blame the Mayans and move on…

  • Will The Thrill

    Lester has been making a living on borderline strikes this game. This ump is giving him all the close calls while he’s squeezing Nova when he’s got guys on base.

    • Greg

      No, he’s given Nova some borderline strikes too.

  • Mike

    Joe G says just a cramp for Jeter

    • Karl Krawfid

      According to some here, Jeter is REALLY hurting.

      • Pat D

        Some here obviously know more than Girardi.

        • Mike N

          The way he is rubbing and shrugging and favoring his shoulder, it’s more than a “cramp”.

    • Dewayne is Wise

      Yeah a cramp that affects a can of corn catch and velo on throws to 1st base. Yup joe wants this game and jeter is toughing it out.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Jeter did a Top Ten List on Letterman one time. Something like things people don’t know about Derek Jeter and one was:

    When Red Sox fans chant “Yankees Suck” it really hurts my feelings.

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

      Haha, really? do you have a link?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan
      • Pat D

        I just went to YouTube to look for one. Couldn’t find it. But I found a Letterman interview with Minka Kelly, where it mentioned something about her turning down Playboy. Considering where her career is now, she may want to re-examine that decision.

  • RetroRob

    I think Derek is working on his excuse not to play in the All-Star game. I’d rather he do it the Ian Desmond way.

    • RBC

      Even if he doesn’t play, he still has to show up. That’s the new rule.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Nix is just showing up Jeter now.

  • Rich

    How is McCutchen not the MVP favorite in the NL?

    • Get Phelps Up

      Because he plays for the Pirates.

    • Pat D

      At this point he should be.

    • DERP

      Because Votto is much better.

    • Greg

      David Wright and Joey Votto would like to have a word.

  • Pat D

    Speaking of Andrew McCutchen, really glad the Pirates locked him up.

    • Rich

      Me too, would love him as a Yankee. But the Pirates deserve a star like him. I hope they make the playoffs or at least get to 82 wins.

  • DERP

    The Orioles have a -36 run differential. Only AL teams worse are the Royals and the Twins. Their regression is going to be amazing to watch.

    • Cy Pettitte

      this comment is pretty disrespectful to Flanny

      • DERP

        very nice

  • RBC

    Jetes is grimacing while running off the field… time to take him out

  • oldmanalex

    another A-Rod centric question.

    according to yankees.com, a-rod is due for a big second half.

    question : does the organization ACTUALLY thing A-rod will torch the 2nd half, or is it a way to put the media to rest and hold onto false hope ?

    • RBC

      That’s the Yankees spin… ’cause they are fearful that their blowing $25M per year on this dude and those home runs aren’t coming.

      They also can’t be thrilled with paying Teixiera $23M for hitting .247

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is like best of both worlds Nova, strikeouts + ground balls

  • Mike N

    THUNK!

  • DERP

    This park sucks.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    How come nobody talks about Chris Sale? Dude is having a Cy Young caliber season.

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

    Seriously, it’s 2012. Why do announcers still use wins as a way to judge pitchers? Through June Cliff Lee had an ERA of 3.00 w/ 0 wins, tell me he was worse than Lincecum during that time who had two wins.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Every once in a while SportsCenter or MLB Network will sneak in some sabremetrics…but at this point I doubt the commentators are capable of learning the new stats, then having to educate the viewers as well.

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

        Doesn’t MLB Network have a sabremetrics show hosted by Brian Kenny? Or did that get canceled already?

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

          They don’t have it during the season, it’s just a segment during their nightly shows.

        • Pat D

          I think it’s only in the offseason.

          The rest of their schedule is dominated by MLB Tonight, Quick Pitch, The Rundown and…yuck…Intentional Talk.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Buchholz is 8-2 with a shiny 5.53 ERA

      should be a Cy Young award candidate

  • Tom

    Dumb Tex…

    You can’t hit the ball that hard in this park. You have to hit a lazy flyball if you want that double. ;-)

  • Kramerica Industries

    “Salary, compared to the production, is gonna be way off.”

    Gee, ya think Orel?

  • Cy Pettitte

    what is the salary/production ratio on Crawford or Lackey or Dice-K, Orel?

  • Mike N

    YAYAYAYAYY!! ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    only a triple? Arod is the WORST

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

    Holy shit Alex. That was crushed.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    LOL Fenway

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

    Alex :D

  • DERP

    Sweeney might have just died. That looked painful.

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

      Fuck…he went head first right into that wall.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Yankees are terrorizing that Triangle in this series.

    Hope Sweeney is ok.

  • Greg

    Oh stuart…

  • Pat D

    ARod just took out another Red Sox player.

  • Get Phelps Up

    stuart is crying.

    • Anthony

      lol

  • bobtaco

    Whenever they start questioning Arod… boom.

  • Anthony

    A-ROD!!! Just as the a-holes were talking about his decline and contract…HA

  • Tom

    Ouch… he went face first into the wall

  • DERP

    Trade them McDonald for Ortiz.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    There goes ARod being a boat anchor again.

  • Mike N

    What the hell happened to Sweeney?

  • RetroRob

    That didn’t look good. Not the hit, that looked good, but Sweeney hitting his head.

  • Get Phelps Up

    ANOTHER injured Sox OF?

    • Get Phelps Up

      Looked alot worse than it actually was, I guess.

  • captain kiwi

    this park, jeez. a-rod smashed that.

  • RI$P FTW

    That is not good. Jesus.

  • Mike N

    OMG, just saw it. He face-planted full-speed into the fucking wall.

  • Mike N

    Sweeney is still in there???

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

    How is he conscious? Seriously. I would be dead right now.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Seeing Atchison warm up…

    When did Scott the Plumber become such a good reliever?

  • RetroRob

    Can always count on Robbie to swing on the first pitch in these situations. Unlike Jeter who swings at first pitches in the zone, Cano seems to make up his mind to swing no matter where the ball is.

    • Tom

      He also makes up his mind to take pitches where he will almost lay the bat on his shoulder. Seems odd for a hitter as skilled as he is.

      • RetroRob

        His aggresivness can be used to exploit just about his only weakness. For his entire career, he is something like a .260 hitter with RISP. I don’t expect he’ll ever generate a great number of walks, but if he would simply take the same approach with RISP that he does the other ABs, and not expand the zone, he’d be even greater, IMO.

  • Pat D

    Lot of respect for Sweeney staying in the game.

    Either that or he’s fucking insane.

    • RetroRob

      After hitting his head, he believes he’s Fred Lynn right now.

      /too soon?

      • Mike N

        He’s thinking he’s Fred Flintstone!

      • Pat D

        Why too soon? Too soon for the injury? Or did something happen to Fred Lynn?

        • RetroRob

          Too soon to be picking on Sweeney minutes after smacking his head into the wall. As far as I know, Lynn is fine.

          • Pat D

            OK.

            No Ernest Borgnine jokes, please.

  • Pat D

    Cano is clearly focused on tomorrow night.

  • Mike N

    Get this fucking run in, Swish!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    So sweeney almost kills himself and stays in the game
    And adrain gonzales cuts a wet fart and leaves?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      lmao why did A-Gon leave?

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

        He’s got some flu bug that’s been going around the Sox locker room.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          bad chicken?

      • Get Phelps Up

        ESPN says an illness

        • Dewayne is Wise

          Go chang your drawers and get back out there.

    • Cy Pettitte

      god told Adrian is wasn’t in his plan for him to play the last 6 innings

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

      I’d like to think any player on our team is more on the Sweeney end of that spectrum.

  • Kramerica Industries

    No DP’s, Andruw.

  • Mike N

    C’mon, JONES!

  • Mike N

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • captain kiwi

    nice andruw!

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Ryan Sweeney doesn’t know what his name is right now.

  • DERP

    Smiling will not be allowed!

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Andruw cannot be stopped!

  • Cy Pettitte

    RBI single and he knocks out Lester, very nice Andruw

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

    Have yourself a series, Andruw.

  • Tom

    Nice…

    I was thinking either blast over the monster or 6-4-3 GIDP; I did not think there would be an outcome in between

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

    That Mike’s Hard commercial is trippy as fuck.

    • Pat D

      I wonder what the guys who conceived it were smoking.

      Either “Mind Rape,” “Gorilla Panic,” “They’re Coming! They’re Coming!” or “This Is Permanent.”

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

        Haha, nice reference. Definitely either Mind Rape or This is Permanent.

        • Pat D

          That movie is just so awesome.

          Gotta love the end narration where Patrick Stewart rips the shit out of Brandon Routh and Superman Returns. Not that it was Routh’s fault.

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

            Yes. Loved the part at the beginning though. Nothing is more powerful than the wish of a child. Except the Apache Attack Helicopter.

            • Pat D

              It is a killing machine.

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

                I’m not really into the whole coke thing, but if given the chance I think I’d do blow with Flash Gordon. Unless it meant I’d have to stop having sex with Mila Kunis, then I’d have to make a really hard decision.

  • Tom

    BTW – this is where the rest day at DH for a middle infielder bites you when you only have one back up middle infielder.

    This is where you would PH for Nix.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Seriously, we’re just gonna watch the wave now?

    • RetroRob

      Red Sox Nation turned into pink hatted, Neil Diamond singing wavesters years back.

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

    1. I cannot believe they’re doing the wave during a potential rally in a 3 run game.

    2. I cannot believe they are wasting even 2 seconds of broadcast time to cover it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Chris Stewart better sell his soul for a double off Punto’s glove right now

    • RetroRob

      Soul intact.

      Then again, somehow he ended up as the back-up catcher on the Yankees, banishing Cervelli to the minor leagues on the last day of Spring Training when Cervelli already had the job locked up. Maybe Stewart sold his soul months back.

  • Greg

    Big props to Sweeney

  • captain kiwi

    wow. nice by sweeney.

  • Pat D

    OK, fuck Sweeney.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    So what’s going on in here? Stuart eating his own shoe? Have we saved Greg from the abyss?

    That Sweeney hit was just nasty. Really gotta feel for the guy. Gave it his all. You can’t dislike most of these guys. They’re just wearing a uniform.

    Lester, though? Fuck him.

    • captain kiwi

      ciricao. fuck him. gotta give it to sweeney; from nearly snapping his neck on the wall to making a nice catch.

      but still, fuck the sox.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I don’t think I care about Ciriaco. I can’t stand the fans cheering him, though. He must die for their sins.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Sweeney thinks he coco crisp now

  • Mike N

    They should put a commemerative plaque on the wall where Sweeney face-planted into it.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Oh no. Ciriaco’s up.

    Mission Impossible.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    why does a 3 run lead feel like a tie game. seriously what type of lead would it take for you to actually feel comfortable in this game, 10 runs for me or freddy garcia pitching

  • Kramerica Industries

    You’ve gotta be kidding me.

    Can they get that guy out? I mean, WTF?

  • Greg

    Freddy Garcia has been the only guy to stop him

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Mr hanky with another hit.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Can they just induct this fucker into the HOF already?

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

      I told you, he’s getting his own wing.

      • Get Phelps Up

        At this rate, he’ll be getting his own building.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Trade Melky + IPK for him.

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

            Dude, your also going to have to give up Shelley Duncan as well.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Fuck it. Banuelos and Austin for Ciriaco.

  • Mike N

    Important question: Is this kid as gritty as Pedroia?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    this ab will end poorly

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      for ortiz!!!

    • Greg

      Yeah, FOR ORTIZ

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      …for the Red Sox

  • RetroRob

    Who is Ciriaco? Seriously. I can’t even bring up enough energy to go check him out on B-R. This is probably how Red Sox fans felt when Cervelli and Gardner were singling them to death several years back.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      he will suck from now on, just a certified yankee killer

    • Tom

      A relatively old career minor leaguer who the Red Sox picked up.

      Those type of guys can do well in spurts but generally get exposed rather quickly.

  • Mike N

    YEAH DP!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Fuck you Papi. Go sit down.

  • Get Phelps Up

    David Ortiz GIDP >>>>>

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Sweet

  • DERP

    Suck a fat one David.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Getting Ortiz out, on a DP, no less, felt nice, for a change.

    /comma’s FTW

  • captain kiwi

    jeter only turned it because it was papi.

    …. only slightly kidding… :(

  • Anthony

    Ortiz hitting into a DP is always refreshing

  • Will The Thrill

    Who saw that coming?

  • Dela G

    Great fucking double play

  • Cy Pettitte

    ESPN breaking news: boston has a lot of injuries

    • Get Phelps Up

      And the Yankees are fully healthy.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      mlb is going to adjust their record at the end of the year to make up for all their injuries, so the sox should take 1st place in the al east pretty easily

  • Will (the other one)

    Angel Hernandez is a real dick.

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

    seriously are the Sox slicking the ball up with chicken grease.

    • Cy Pettitte

      the Yankees are distracted by and in awe of Fenway because it’s so historic and wonderful.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I swear that ball went of Tex’s glove and suddenly grew little feet. They’re genetically engineering balls with feet at Fenway.

  • Greg

    That was Nova’s fault. You cant get behind Nick Punto

    • Robinson Tilapia

      What if you buy him a nice steak dinner?

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Is this ESPN or NESN 2

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      NESPN

      • Get Phelps Up

        NESN is more level-headed than ESPN.

        • RBC

          +100

          Even NESN gives the Yanks their due

  • flamingo

    Everyone needs a break.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Do we have an estimate on when Baltimore is just going to roll over and die? We know it’s coming and I’m getting a bit sick of waiting.

    • Greg

      It’s already begun.
      6-12 in their last 18 games

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

        and you were worried about them Greg =P

        • Greg

          You were right. Other people are still worried about them.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            They should all be in bed by now.

            • Pat D

              I think he means me, cuz I kept talking about them last night.

              I’m not “worried” about them, it’s just that they’re still in 2nd place, so they’re closest, and as long as they are, them losing is my top priority.

              • Robinson Tilapia

                Hahaha. I wasn’t around all day yesterday. Had no clue.

                I honestly really do skip over them when I look at the standings. Hope that doesn’t come back to bite me later.

    • Mike N

      They’ve been rolling for months. Just slowly.

  • Get Phelps Up

    ESPN blindly pointing out the flaws of the new WC system.

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

    Nova should go the curve ball right here.

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

      boom. called it.

      • flamingo

        Good call.

  • Mike N

    Is that 95 pitches for Nova? The little squibber is so small on my old CRT teevee.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Of course ESPN loves the ridiculous new wild card system.

    • Get Phelps Up

      because it gives the Sox a chance.

    • Kramerica Industries

      It’s ludicrous, because it’s MLB trying to re-create what happened on 9/28 of last season.

      Which is patently ridiculous, of course, because that perfect storm of events, with a perfect storm of when the games ended, is something we may never see again in our life times. There’s a reason that night of baseball was one of those night’s that baseball fans will never forget.

      It’s not a natural process, and likely will not pan out all that well, either. Hopefully Selig, his cronies, and his successor will eventually renege that, but the revenue that will be gained from those games will likely mean this is a permanent fixture that, if anything, is apt to be expanded upon, not contracted.

      • Greg

        Wasnt the second wild card already decided upon by then?

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

        “MLB trying to re-create what happened on 9/28 of the last season.”

        No. it’s to make money. Selig’s been trying to get the second wildcard for years.

        • Kramerica Industries

          And what happened on 9/28 probably was the push Selig needed to make it happen.

          I’ll concede if I’m totally wrong to insist on this, but I will always believe that amazing night of baseball played some sort of relevant role in the second wild card introduction.

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

            It was a great night :D

  • Robinson Tilapia

    84% thought the Red Sox wouldn’t make the playoffs. I’m surprised ESPN didn’t try to make it into one of those Bill O’Reilly/Ed Schultz “loaded question” instapolls.

  • Mike N

    Jeter should not be in this game and should be icing his fucking shoulder. This is absurd.

    • CBean

      he’s got a bunch of days off coming up.

  • RetroRob

    So who has appeared in more ASG than Jeter if he’s tied for third with DiMaggio. Mantle is one, but who is the other? Berra? I doubt it’s Ruth or Gehrig because not sure the All-Star game was around for their entire careers.

  • captain kiwi

    derek jeter

    “hurt mah shoulder, lemme get 2 moar hits”

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    this shoulder issue is really helping jeter’s obp

  • Dela G

    great at bat by jeter

  • Dela G

    great at bat by jeter

  • RetroRob

    Wow, strong Yankee-fan presense at the game tonight. Good to hear.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    Hahahaha these really are dark times at Fenway.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I don’t know if I’ve ever heard this many cheers for the road team at Fenway.

  • flamingo

    LOL at the shouting match.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Um, Dan, Yankee fans also are used to being dominant in road venues.

    Probably even more-so than Red Sox fans.

    • flamingo

      I was really rolling my eyes at that. They sounded so shocked at a Yankees presence.

      • Tom

        They probably still think the sellout streak is intact too.

        Attendance at Fenway since the middle of last year hasn’t been all that great. They’ve been cooking the books to maintain the “sellout” claim.

  • Esteban

    With all these randos on the Sox, I don’t hate them as much as I used to. I mean, what is a Ciriaco?

    • captain kiwi

      a liqueur if i’m not mistaken. usually blue.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      An old wooden ship?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    A very audible Yankee chant at Fenway. The nation has gone soft indeed.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Yankees suck so much that they’re 8 games up on our team!

    • RetroRob

      Nine in the loss column. Ten at current course and speed.

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

    Pft…how are they chanting ‘Yankees suck’ while down 3 runs in the game and 6.5 games back in the standings?

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      8.5 games back

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’ve seen it chanted in stranger places, like a Nets game in Jersey. It’s the battle cry of the insecure.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        Patriots Superbowl parade. SO F’ing crazy. Like why are you thinking about the Yankees???

  • Tom

    That was a terrible DP attempt by future HOF’r Ciriaco

    That should have been an easy DP.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    It’s an aging lineup.

    No one else is aging.

    And the f’ing HOMERUNS! WTF?

  • Mike N

    Loving the Let’s Go Yankees chants in fucking Fenway!

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

    I seriously hate this ball park. Any other ball park Alex has two homers and 4 RBI tonight.

    • Greg

      Except Citi Field, and Petco, and Safeco

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

        He’d have at least 1 in any of those.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Not at stuart a Stadium.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Arod sux again

    Stuart a

  • Jonathan

    “but..but….but…it’s an aging lineup!”

    When Orel said that I envisioned a toddler sniffling to his, Mom who won’t let them play with their cell phone or something.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      And no other team is aging. Only the Yankees.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        That would make a killer “Twilight Zone” episode.

    • RetroRob

      The problem is not that the Yankees hit HRs, especially since teams that hit for power do better in the post season, despite the media narrative. The problem, and a spectacuarly minor one, is statistically the Yankees have hit below average with RISP. That will and has been changing. That was basically Francona’s point earlier. The Yankees can actually get better and probably will.

      I’d rather be in the Yankees situation of winning games while underperforming with RISP, as opposed to a team like the Mets who are overperforming in two-out situations, since it won’t continue.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    The Yankees have already lost the playoffs because they are old and can only hit homeruns. LOSERS.

  • Tom Zig

    Just one more inning, Nova, just one more. Then we can turn it over to the bullpen

  • Kramerica Industries

    Ryan Dempster has a 1.99 ERA?

    Wow.

    But only a 4-3 record. Meh.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He’s like a non-Asian Hiroki Kuroda.

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

      Cause wins are so important.

      • Esteban

        Only way to tell how a pitcher is doing.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Clay Buccholz is tied for being the 5th best pitcher in baseball.

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            It’s a travesty of justice that he wasn’t selected to be an All-Star.

    • RBC

      That’s due to no run support. He’s on the Cubs.

      Its the same deal with King Felix out in Seattle… great pitcher on a bad scoring team.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i like this nova/salty matchup

  • Kramerica Industries

    In regards to the “too many homers” argument – didn’t the 2009 Yankees set the team record for home runs in a season? That worked out well.

    Home runs aren’t exactly easy to come by come playoff time. Innings with three-four-five hits against a quality SP are also hard to come back.

    It really is a crapshoot, which is part of the reason why I firmly believe the LDS should be a best-of-seven along with the last two rounds of the playoffs.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    These announcers make me want to drive nails into my head.

  • Esteban

    1 COAL Hammels plz.

  • flamingo

    I want Upton.

  • Dela G

    Big Game James is the lousiest nickname in all of sports. Exactly what big games has he won?

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      every game against the yankees is considered a big game, i think

    • Kramerica Industries

      Game 2 2011 ALDS
      Game 2 2010 ALDS
      Game 2 2008 World Series
      Game 6 2008 ALCS
      Game 1 2008 ALCS
      Game 1 2008 ALDS

      Of course, I first heard that name prior to the 2008 playoffs, so…

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        I think it was originally from High School or something like that.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    WE HAVE INJURIES!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    very impressive outing for Nova

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Nice job, Ivan. Very, very nice job.

  • flamingo

    SuperNova! He did really great tonight.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    nice outing by nova, got screwed by jeter, should have 0 runs and another inning in him, but shit happens

  • captain kiwi

    nova is doing fucking excellent work. this game could’ve been so much nastier if he shat the bed like his d.

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

    Assuming Nova is done for the night…

    2011: 98 K in 165.1 IP

    2012: 100 K in 110.1 IP

    • Robinson Tilapia

      But he’s still a question mark because he didn’t come up a tipetty top prospect.

    • Esteban

      Yankees can’t develop starting pitching.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I don’t know how a 4.52 FIP contradicts that statement.

    • flamingo

      …Wow, I didn’t realize he’d compiled so many already.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Nova has 10 Ks and they dont even talk about it?

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Did I mis-hear or did Francona just say the dumbest thing all night? Phillies remind him of the ’06 rSox? The team that one the W.S. the next year? Really?

    • Greg

      He meant in the sense that they had no depth and had injuries

    • Kramerica Industries

      Yeah. 2006 Red Sox were in first place entering August.

      2012 Phillies are 14 games out on July 8.

      Not even close to the same.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        They shouldn’t let him drink in the booth.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      won*

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I suggest we change the narrative by pointing out that if you are standing at home plate with a bat in your hand, you are a runner in scoring position.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Mike changed that narrative weeks ago.

  • Dela G

    What a fucking awesome game by nova

    10 Ks

  • flamingo

    Look, a Robbie montage! It’s about time he got some mention.

  • Tom Zig

    Who is this Scott Atchison fellow and why is he doing so well?

    • Greg

      He’s been good all year.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Did they say Cano to repeat? I must have the wrong channel.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Is this a good a time as any to mention that I saw someone in a body bag today? Sure, why not.

    • forensic

      What unusual about that? ;-)

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Not much when your name’s FORENSIC, I guess.

        • forensic

          Sorry, couldn’t resist.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            We were driving home and, at one of those small triangular parks that’s created by forks in the road in major cities, yup, a bunch of detectives and a body bag. Not something you see every day.

            • forensic

              Must’ve just caught them at the right time. Usually, once they’re in the bag, they’re gone within minutes (at least how we handle it, things could be slightly different in all jurisdictions).

  • Tom

    Would be nice to be able to put a game away against the middle relief arms every now and again.

    • Greg

      Persnickity much?

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      you mean kinda like that?

  • Esteban

    Too bad Stanton got hurt, but the HR derby should be pretty good anyway. I’ll take Cano, though I think Trumbo could make some noise.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I still don’t understand how the Dodgers can let Kemp participate in the HR derby.

    • Esteban

      Shouldn’t really affect his hamstring right?

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m sure the Dodgers aren’t exactly kosher about Matt Kemp being in the Home Run Derby when he’s on the DL.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    funnest is not a word

    you’re are stupid

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      a MORAN even

      • OMG! Bagels!

        Norma?

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          maybe Gertrude

          • Robinson Tilapia

            You’re going to never stop doing that, right? I was in stitches reading the game thread this morning.

            • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

              meh, I’m sure I’ll get bored with it eventually

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

    I actually agree w/ the booth about something. Stanton’s swing is built for a Homerun Derby. I’m really upset he’s not playing.

  • AaronGuielWithASmile

    I always suspected that they were using juiced balls at the Yankee Stadium home run derby.

    I watched a lot of BP at the old stadium, and I never saw balls hit as far as Hamilton was hitting them.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Yankees get a double. Red Sox outfielder gets the compliment.

  • Tom

    Why is Jones hitting?

    • Get Phelps Up

      That’s why!

    • Greg

      That’s why

      • Tom

        Hindsight much?

        • Greg

          It was, but you knew you were gonna get it after questioning that decision

          • Tom

            Most of your responses is based on hindsight though.

            Don’t mind it getting it from other people but you have the logic fail of the outcome justifying the decision.

            The problematic thing is you go off on people who do the same exact thing.

            • Greg

              I try not to. My logic looks at the decisions Girardi makes and why he makes tham. Is there any logic to those decisions?

              In this case, Andruw’s been hot all series, we’re up by 3. Why not leave him in.

              • Tom

                Try harder.. most of your response to people are after the result happens. With a “see”, “that’s why” – that’s not using logic, it’s using hindsight.

                It worked in this case, but if it was a tie game does Jone hit or does he PH? My problem is he treats a 3 run game at Fenway differently than a tie or 1 or 2 run game. Andruw’s been hot all series… against lefties.

                It turned out well, but the result just makes it a good outcome, not necessarily good strategy.

    • Tom

      Like I said….

    • JimAbbottFan

      Thats why

    • Esteban

      Because HE KILLS THEM ALL.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Your timing is impeccable, like a young Bogart.

      • Pat D

        Sarcasm? Cuz, I mean, I’ve seen some of the young Bogart movies.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Jones!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh my god Andruw. how is this happening?

  • Adam

    ANDRUW 4PEAT

  • JobaWockeeZ

    ESPN woke me up from such a loud HR call.

  • Will (the other one)

    Holy fudgeballs, Andruw.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    ANDRUW JONES!!! FTW.

  • CBean

    Andruwwwwwwwwww!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Big fly, Mr. Jones.

    Lets hope this margin is finally a bit secure.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Andrew jones weekend

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    andrew jones is our pedro ciriaco of the series

  • captain kiwi

    lol. and i was just about to say this might be the 3rd game of the season we win without a hr… andruw straight blowing up this series

  • christopher

    Andruw has had a Monster Fest this weekend.

    • Betty Lizard

      He did the mash
      He did the monster mash
      The monster mash
      It was a graveyard smash
      He did the mash
      It caught on in a flash
      He did the mash
      He did the monster mash

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Out from his coffin Drac’s voice did ring…
        since he was troubled by, just one thing…
        opened the lid, and shook his fist and said,
        “what ever happened to my Transylvania Twist?”

  • RetroRob

    Nice Andruw. Glad we cut you with Freddy in June.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    There is no wall tall enough for Andruw Jones.

    • JimAbbottFan

      And no smile big enough.

  • Anthony

    Andruwwwwww

  • Get Phelps Up

    Nice loud cheer in Fenway when that ball landed over the monstahhh. I love it.

  • flamingo

    ANDRUW!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Love it

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

    Remember when everybody wanted to dump Jones? LOL Chavez was pumped about that homer.

    • captain kiwi

      right?? lol. looked like he was in the club or something

  • Kramerica Industries

    Hahahah.

    Heard the obligatory obscenity during that replay of the home run. Always love hearing that stuff, even when I was damn near deaf four months ago.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Scott Atchison looks like a guy who drinks a lot and doesn’t exactly know how he wound up here.

    • RetroRob

      When I saw him come in the game the other day I thought he was 45 and they picked him up from the beer league. Surprised to find out he was 34.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Everyone knows a guy like that, and that guy’s got a parole officer.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Jones beastly

  • Dela G

    Andruw Fucking Jones. 4 HRs in 4 games.

    Absolute God

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

    I hope ‘druw converted that kid towards the Dark Side of the Empire.

    • Pat D

      You mean Dark Side of the Force?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Oh Plouffe…..you didn’t….

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Andrew says hey when gardner comes back it aint me thats leaving.
    Bye dewayne.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Remember when the Yankees were going to be “humiliated” when Melancon was closing games for the Red Sox in July?

    I don’t either.

    • Dela G

      hahahaha

  • RetroRob

    Nova has done it quietly because the ESPN crew (with the exception of Nova) have been focused on what’s wrong with the Yankees.

    • RetroRob

      Exception of *Francona.* Nova has not joined the ESPN crew, although that would be funny to listen to for a half inning, fractured English and all.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Nova will be a Number 2 starter in the AL East for the next 6 years. Amazing.

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

    Just saying if Lester had gotten 10ks tonight we would’ve gotten a K by K montage by now.

    • Anthony

      +1

    • Tom

      And they just gave him one… can’t stand ESPN, but at least they got that right.

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

    Andruw Jones has to be a future HOFer, right ?

    He’ll Probably finish his career with 450+ homers, 75+ WAR and he’s probably a top 5 all time defensive centerfielder.

    • Dela G

      He’ll get into the hall. I give him 3 ballots

    • RetroRob

      He’ll never get in. His greatness was too dependent on defense, and while he hit a ton of HRs, he did it in the funny ball era. He also has stuck around as a part-time player for years after he was past his greatness, and some voters will remember the dimished Jones, not the guy from his 20s.

      I’m not saying he doesn’t belong. He’s greater than many players in the HOF and is one of the top CFers ever. Just telling you why I don’t see him getting in.

      • Pat D

        I agree. I think he’s going to be overlooked because his peak came to a sudden, abrupt end, and he’s going to have too many years as a platoon/backup player at the end of his career.

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

        I really hope your wrong. He’s always been a HOFer in my mind.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile

      If Jim Rice is a hall of famer, then so is Andruw Jones.

    • Tom

      Absolutely. He’s a first ballot guy in my book.

    • Preston

      The problem is that most people don’t put a lot of stock into the defensive metrics, which is where a lot of his value comes from. But yeah for me he’s a HOFer.

    • RBC

      He should be a HOFer, but remember entrance to the HOF is a popularity contest. It will depend on who else is on that ballot.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Tex tryna talk to the Latin players like A-Rod and Jones now because of Padilla.

  • flamingo

    Thank you, ESPN, for finally mentioning Nova’s 10 Ks.

    And yeah, everyone has been talking about his slider – but it was his curveball that was great tonight.

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

      Like I said above, if that was Lester they were talking about we would’ve gotten a K by K as well.

      • flamingo

        Never have truer words been spoken/typed out.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        They would have flown in Celine Dion just to sing during the montage.

      • CP

        You mean like this?

  • spectra

    Right now seven yankees have 10 Homeruns. I remember ESPN was shocked in 2009 when eight yankees did it. We have 7 and Jeter has 7 and Martin has 8

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    glad to get the extra 2 runs, but this game still has me worried. i really hope there are no cory wade sightings

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

      He’s back in Triple-A already.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        The whole team was packing his bags.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Bags? When you’re the 26th man, you dress at home BEFORE you come to the ballpark.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    im going to make a wild prediction, yanks will get ciriaco out for his next ab

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

      I think he’s actually going to hit a game winning walk off 5 run homerun in his next AB.

      • Pat D

        I’m-a hit you.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    throw fucking strikes

  • spectra

    ESPN: “one of the few success stories this year for the Yankees has been their bullpen”

    Really the team with the best record in baseball. Attention ESPN broadcasters Boston is in last place the yankees are in first

    • Greg

      They said one of the “Quiet” success stories

  • RetroRob

    Another nice game from Nova. BTW I know there are some here who don’t like Keith Law because he doesn’t always drink the Kool-Aid on Yankee prospects (or any team’s prospects), but when some people wondered if Nova was even a #5, he thought he was at minimum a solid #4 in the AL East and could even rise to a #3. And then earlier this year, he upgraded him again, saying he could see him reaching a #2.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Cody Eppley doing exactly what he’s not supposed to.

    Come on.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    I hope we see a brawl between these two teams. Loved the intensity and pure hatred, especially around 2003 and 2004. Padilla plunking Tex and Tex impaling Padilla up the ass with his bat? That should do it

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Other than the impaling, I could do without a brawl.

      • RetroRob

        But the brawl might be necessary for the impaling to happen.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Not if you line him up perfectly with the shift.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Why is Nova not in this inning?

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

      he was well over 100 pitches at the end of 6.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        But he’s a starting pitcha!

  • Cy Pettitte

    you gotta be shitting me Epply

  • CBean

    no good Eppley

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    2 straight walks, leave him in

    • Greg

      You want rapada to face a fhight haded hitter

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        I want Joe to be prepared and not save relievers for the All Star break. Once Eppley showed no control to the first batter, Qualls should have been warming.

        • Greg

          I think if it wasn’t a 5 run lead, he would have

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            That’s kind of my point though. All-Star break coming up, why not empty the pen, regardless of score. No reason to take any chances. Thankfully Eppley got the out though.

  • Greg

    This is his last batter regardless of what happens

  • flamingo

    Uh oh.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Please throw fucking strikes.

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

      Seriously even if Ciriaco goes yard it’s still a two run game.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Oh god Mr Hanky again.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Cody Eppley True Yankee

  • Pat D

    Jesus Christ on a crutch, Eppley.

    Yankees definitely need another bullpen arm, other than Joba.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    nice to see that eppley is doing his best to blow this game

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, Ciriaco reaches but on a FC.

    Nice change of pace to get an out.

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

    Time for a Rappada DP.

  • Greg

    They could walk Ortiz to load the bases for Punto, but going to the lefty is better

  • Will The Thrill

    I’m beginning to think Yankees like making things interesting instead of having 1-2-3 innings.

    • Greg

      Really?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Other teams are boring and pitch perfect games every time. I mean, what’s the fun in that?!??!?

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Eppley…Va Napoli!

  • Anthony

    Ciriaco grounding into an out will kill their momentum. C’mon Rapada. Also, “Call Me Maybe” playing in Fenway.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Dear Commissioner Selig,

    Why haven’t you gotten back to me as to the potential rule change allowing only Rapada and Eppley to re-enter the game as many times as needed for one another?

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Eppley rapada both tired as giradi has worn out the pen.

  • oldmanalex

    vincent ___effn padilla. really?

    • RBC

      He looks like he also joined the chicken and beer club.

      • Pat D

        He’s Baron Silas Greenback version 3.0.

        Bartolo was version 2.0.

  • RetroRob

    Who was that side-arming tall lefty the Yankees brought in during the mid aughts with the purpose to face Ortiz, and Ortiz crushed him. Rapada matchup reminds me of it.

    • Greg

      Mike Myers?

      • RetroRob

        Yeah, that was him.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Embedded Red Sock.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Does anyone else think that everyone else in the world hate Yankee Red Sox games? Who but fans of these teams could sit through these games?

    • Greg

      Uh huh

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      They absolutely do. They are completely sick of “our” rivalry.

    • flamingo

      I hate them, and I’m invested in the outcome.

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

    RA PA DA

    • Slu

      Damn right. I thought Logan there, but I was wrong.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    LOOGY!!!!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Any chance Rapada is our sole LOOGY in October?

    • Brian S.

      Only if we need someone to throw balls into centerfield.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        too soon

  • christopher

    Beautiful. Rapada looks sharp and fresh.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cashman reached into the LOOGY grab bag and found a winner

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

    blah-blah-blah Ortiz is great blah-blah-blah Ortiz is God

    Boom K.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, might as well empty the ‘pen with the ASB coming up.

  • flamingo

    I like this move. C’mon D-Rob.

  • Brian S.

    Can I comment now?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      What was stopping you before?

      • Brian S.

        The government.

        • Pat D

          Got Reagan’d, huh?

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Fuckers.

  • Dewayne is Wise

    When did this become a playoff game
    Robertson should not be asked to go more than one inning he is still trying to find his groove.

    • Slu

      One pitch!

  • christopher

    Girardi-san, Master Bullpen.

  • Brian S.

    Punto is a lefty. Why not leave in Rapada?

    • Greg

      I thought Punto was a switch batter?

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        he is

    • Pat D

      I was wondering that.

  • Dela G

    Rapada = money

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

    I hate that Allstar game commercial. The players are all obviously full of shit. None of them really care about the all-star game apart from getting a bonus for being named an allstar.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Both of them suck ass.

      It’s ironic that C.J. Wilson isn’t even going to play, now, and he’s the one giving the final pimping in the commercial.

    • RBC

      I think they all like being all stars, but they hate the fact that it determines home field in the WS now. It puts pressure on managers to win the game and it results in some players not playing in the game. Its no longer the fun it used to be.

    • RetroRob

      Correct me here, but don’t proceeds from the All-Star game go toward the players’ retirement funds? They make it seem like an inconvenience, yet I think it benefits the players as much as the owners.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Jester caught one!

  • Dewayne is Wise

    Hey jeter caught it?

  • christopher

    D-rob looks grooved

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Jeter caught one!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Looks like Jeter’s between inning arthroscopic shoulder surgery was a success.

    • christopher

      It’s amazing how they’ve cut down recovery time.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Arthroscopic surgery brought to you by your TriState Ford Dealer.

      • Pat D

        Have you visited his website lately? Catch video of the procedure, including outtakes.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          The outtakes are actually pretty funny.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I laughed.

  • RBC

    What’s with the King of the Binder putting in Robertson late in the inning? We’re up by 5. You couldn’t go with Rapada for one more out??

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

      They’ve got four days off coming up. If the Sox are going to come back, that inning was going to start it.

    • Anthony

      Wondering that myself. Last time they put D-Rob in with men on, things got ugly, no?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      King of the Binder? *sigh*

  • Kramerica Industries

    DRob against Nick Punto just reminds me an awful ton of the 2009 ALDS.

    • flamingo

      :D

  • Dela G

    and that’s all she wrote

    put in DJ Mitchell and give him some play

  • RetroRob

    What happened. I walked into the kitchen with D-Rob supposedly coming in and the inning seemed to be over immediately. Did he throw one pitch? I was figuring he’d walk one guy before getting the out.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      You need to stop walking into the kitchen.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        No, he needs to do it more. At least when the Red Sox are batting.

    • RBC

      The first pitch was a line drive straight to Jeter.

      Inning over.

    • Greg

      When the guy he’s facing is Nick Punto, the odds of that go down slightly

      • RetroRob

        Well, there was a reason why I decided to walk into the kitchen. I knew Punto was coming up.

  • Pat D

    Oh, well, hit #3200 will have to come on Friday.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      We’ll find out he’s really been pressing for 3,200, really hiding all the pressure that’s been on him.

      • Pat D

        Exactly! Because it’s going to take 5 friggin’ days!

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

    “I’ve got Hamilton as the MVP, but Trout as the biggest difference maker.” That makes no sense.

    • flamingo

      Yeah, that was odd.

    • RBC

      That’s ESPN for you.

      The Worldwide Loser.

    • Bunt Gardner

      It’ll be Pedro Ciriaco.

    • Cy Pettitte

      similarly, I’ve got Hamilton as my MVP, Trout as my biggest difference maker and Cano as my most vital player in his teams’ success

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

        Please elaborate. Because MVP is Most Valuable Player. Which to me means the player who is most important to his team’s success or player who makes the biggest difference playing everyday.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        lmao

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      i actually like francona in the booth here, but he does say some weird shit

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Not to get off the subject? THE SUBJECT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE GAME ALL ALONG.

  • Dela G

    love the grandy oppo-side hit!

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Another backward k for tex

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking Ciriaco

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    That scrub is mighty annoying.

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

    jesus I hate this guy.

    • Get Phelps Up

      He almost makes me miss Pedroia.

      ALMOST.

      • flamingo

        *plugs ears*

        Actually, the gritty elf comments always make me laugh, so turns out there is something I miss about Pedroia.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      See!?! I knew we would find new guys to hate and keep this rivalry the best damn rivalry in Pro Sports! Woo Hoo!!!

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

        Haha touche. Going into the series the only healthy player i disliked was Beckett, and I didn’t even hate him, just mildly disliked. Ciriaco is reaching Youk levels of hatred.

        • Paul VuvuZuvella

          I love it!

  • flamingo

    Wow, normally I wouldn’t grudge this kid his fifteen minutes of fame, but he couldn’t do this against another team?

    • Dela G

      i agree

  • Dela G

    That was strike 3?

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

    What A-Rod’s line should be tonight: 3-5 2HRS 4RBI
    What it actually is because of this ball park and a scrub: 1-4 w/ a triple

    • Cuso

      Meh. That could be a reflection on how they pitch him as well, in fairness.

      He’s become quite easy to pitch to. He can’t adjust his swing during ABs.

  • bobtaco

    Nice camera work.

  • Andy

    Great camera work on that fly ball. Even the camera man really wanted it to go out

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    I remember when there use to be people sitting behind home plate at Yankees games

    • OMG! Bagels!

      I’ve thought that through this whole series.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    even the cameramen are on the red sox side, he shot that like it was a no doubter

    • Andy

      Nice

  • Pat D

    Wow, that camera angle was meant to make you think that ball had a chance of going out.

    Fuck you, ESPN.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    ESPN cameradude was dieing for that to be a Home Run. What a Dooooosh!

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

    “He’s too good to not figure it out.” I’m guessing they were talking about Robertson…hasn’t he already put it together.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

      Bard, I think

  • Kramerica Industries

    Strikes, DRob.

  • Will The Thrill

    No 3-0 auto strike?

  • Greg

    Robertson not throwing strikes either

    • Greg

      There we go

    • OMG! Bagels!

      DRob says no correct commenting for you.

      Alert the government.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    We had this damn homerun derby conversation 7 innings ago.

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

    OH MY GOD TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL GAME HAPPENING!!! Stop plugging your Homer Run Derby!!!

    • Greg

      They’re a business. Its what they do

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Why start talking about the game now?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    wow, forgot that russ was an all star last year, not a good year for him

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    the three hopper was the reason that the red sox lost, never realized orel is such a douche

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      i meant losing, don’t want to jinx us

    • Tom

      He also blamed Lester’s pitch count partly on that when it all meant was facing Andruw Jones and throwing 5 extra pitches.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Angel Hernandez is an idiot but I like when it works for us.

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

    Completely off game topic, but I’m just realizing now how awesome my TV is.

  • christopher

    D-rob up to his old tricks.

  • Will The Thrill

    Mauro Gomez was totally looking for a walk there. Weak D-Rob!

    • Tom

      Francona said the 3-2 curve was “respect”

      Most would call it stupidity when you are up 5 runs with just 1 guy on base.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Quality really sucks ass, but when I think of Angel Hernandez, this comes to mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIhv8p4O5WM

    • Kramerica Industries

      Auto-embeds?

      Cool!

  • Nick

    so mcdonald was a pretty good imbedded red sox

  • bobtaco

    DRob, still on the fritz…

  • Pat D

    Again with the fucking camera angles.

    • bobtaco

      Like the visual equivalent of a Sterling call…

      • flamingo

        Ha, seriously.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    these camera people are horrible

    • RBC

      ESPN has always overproduced their broadcasts. They put cameras in places where the viewer just doesnt need them.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Um…ok.

    Time to get serious here.

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob hasn’t been the same man.

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

    Wow, he called that like it was going into orbit and leading to the Red Sox winning the world series.

    • Pat D

      Yep.

    • Will The Thrill

      He does the same thing when a Sawx player makes a routine catch in the outfield.

      “AND _____ MAKES THE PLAY! OMGZ!!!!!!!!”

  • Will The Thrill

    Wow. Robertson has looked horrible since coming off the DL.

    • Mike

      Don’t know what it is. I’ve been gone the past few days so I haven’t been online, but I hope we get an article on him if there wasn’t one yet.

  • Anthony

    I’m not worried. D-Rob will work his way out. And Soriano’s coming in.

    • Anthony

      Phew

  • Widget

    That walk of Gomez still bugs me.

  • Andy

    These commentators are actually searching for reasons why the Yankees are winning besides that they are the better team.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I’m yelling at my T.V.

  • Dela G

    ESPN REALLY wanted that ball to go out

    what morons

  • TommyBoy

    2012 Robertson blows!

  • christopher

    D-rob back to his old give us a heart attack self.

  • Mike

    Whew, Davey boy what’s going on with you?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Now that that’s over, I can say that double by Aviles really did wonders for my fantasy team.

  • Cuso

    I believe the operative word we’re all looking for is ACHE.

    ESPN and their camera operators are ACHING for their Sawx to clear the Monster.

  • Brian S.

    Look at what Oakland and Houston got for their late inning relief arms. Trade Robertson while his value is still high. Maybe as part of a package for Justin Upton.

    • Greg

      That’s an interesting proposition.

    • christopher

      Trade Robertson? Yikes.

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

      If Mo was healthy I’d probably agree with you. But w/ Mo sidelined till next season, and who knows what Joba’s going to be coming back from TJS I think you have to hold onto him.

    • RetroRob

      Both Houston and the A’s did well, although Reddick was not expected to do what he’s doing, and Lowrie even less so.

  • Slu

    An insurance run or two would be nice.

  • Tom

    “The Mexicutioner”

    aka Soria? Get something original….

  • bobtaco

    Cano smash.

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Yes……pad time

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

    Robbie: en fuiego.

  • Will The Thrill

    Aceves’ nickname is NOT “The Mexicutioner”. That’s Joakim Soria’s nickname.

  • christopher

    I can think of dozen of times D-rob walks guys, gives up hits, loads bases, gets out of it. Houdini. Everybody forget that’s the way the guy pitches? That’s the prime reason he’s not a 9th inning guy.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    They gave Robbie big props. He does have a beautiful swing.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Francona praises Yankees, rest of booth goes silent…

    • Greg

      No Orel praised him too.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        wee bit

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

      ESPN execs are probably thinking “wtf, he’s a former Red Sock Manager. How is he not bashing his former rival, and why is he so critical and realistic of his former team?!”

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        He didn’t get the memo.

  • flamingo

    Robbie!

  • Widget

    Wasn’t Aceves the Mexican Assassin?

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Where’s Pedey???

  • Dela G

    Unbelievable how great cano is.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ughhh so close. that would have been epic.

    • flamingo

      Yeah. Especially with the booth calling him a comfortable hitter – reminded me of Joe Buck on A-Rod during the 2009 ALCS. Would have been a great parallel.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I wish this version of Andruw Jones stuck around for the remainder of 2012.

    Oh my.

  • christopher

    Wow. Andruw is in a deeply profound zone.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    can’t believe ace is 0-6, remember he was the vulture of wins and never lost

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    damn, so close

  • bobtaco

    Someone wrap Andrew Jones in plastic and keep him like this until after the break…

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Inches from 5. That ball was launched

  • Andy

    Andruw is smashin

  • Tom

    Schulman just went Hawk Harrelson and went completely silent at the prospect of that being a HR. Call the damn game like a professional.

    It’s like he’s a hometown Boston announcer.

    • Greg

      No, he was waiting for a call from the ump. Hawk would have said, “Go foul, Go foul”

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    cmon nixy, get that run back

  • Jimmy McNulty

    If Andruw waived that last one fair I would have died.

  • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

    Why no PH? Cano can’t play the field for 1 inning?

    • Greg

      For gods sakes, it doesnt matter.

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

        You’re right. No chance a team might come back from 4 runs down.

        • Greg

          With only one major hitter in their lineup?
          Freddy Garcia held them to one run

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

            And Kuroda gave up 5 runs in 1 inning to the same team.

            I’m not saying a comeback is likely, but it’s even less likely if the lead is bigger. I don’t see any logical reason not to take a chance to build a slightly bigger lead.

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      Nope, too old

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

      If it was a close game, probably…but w/ a 4 run lead and a good closer coming in? why bother?

    • Tom

      Because Girardi is in happy mode… once the lead is 3 or more he doesn’t bother with things that might give his team a little benefit.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    the angels scare the shit out of me, i would not want to face them in the playoffs, especially at that hellhole of a stadium

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

      Yeah, they’ve got a good staff…and w/ Trout acting like being a teen in the majors ain’t no thing their line up is good.

    • RetroRob

      The Angels will face the Rays in the Wild Card game and lose to David Price. The Yankees will then beat the Rays. Go to Vegas and put your house on it…or not.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I normally wouldn’t be afraid of them, but Selig’s great idea of making the better team start on the road changes that thought.

  • Tom

    ESPN apparently is not aware that Oakland has the same record as Boston… why not put them on the wild card graphic?

    • Tom

      And Toronto.

      (I’m projecting a Boston loss)

  • Cuso

    Notice how quiet it got and how the camera didn’t follow Jones’ moonshot that was clearly deep enough?

    Sele

  • Steel

    There’s just something about Andruw Jones that makes me like him regardless of how he is playing.

  • RetroRob

    The Angels will win one of the wild card slots, and then it’s going to be a battle between the Rays, Red Sox and one of those AL Central teams. The Red Sox are hardly dead, especially once they get Pedroia, Ellsbury, Middlebrooks and Crawford all back at some point after the AS break.

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      Which is why contrary to some on this board, that these games matter.

      • Greg

        Does to them. Not to us.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

          True. I forgot the Yankees already clinched the division.

          • Greg

            No, they just met my expectations.

            • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too)

              I didn’t realize you were us.

    • Widget

      Crawford is a downgrade for whomever he replaces. Pedroia has sucked this year and Ellsbury wasn’t doing anything before he got hurt.

      And last I checked Beckett and Lester, their top two pitchers, have been mediocre.

      So again, why would anyone even think they are a threat?

  • christopher

    Ok, let’s end this. Workday tomorrow.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      I know. I hate this automatic Sunday night baseball bc it’s Yankee Red Sox.

  • Widget

    the start of the second half for the Red Sox is brutal. That’s why people like Greg need to calm the fuck down and stop acting like the red sox are a threat.

  • Greg

    Jesusm the nitpicking is coming out.

    Just enjoy this please

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

    Where did the 2-0 miss?

    and when did Soriano fail as a set up guy?

  • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Soriano will give up some runs so this will turn into a save situation

  • Mike N

    Hey, wasn’t Wade available?

  • Will The Thrill

    If Ciriaco gets on base I’ll kill myself.

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

      Nice knowing you.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      It was nice knowing you.

    • RBC

      Dead yet?

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Chant: Let’s go Yasox

    Cancel.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I sure as hell won’t miss seeing the Yankees total inability to retire Pedro Ciriaco.

  • Mike N

    Wade’s now warming.

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

      ummm…Wade’s gone. I’m 99% sure he got sent down yesterday.

      • Mike N

        hahahah

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    for the love of god, why does every inning have to be intense

  • RetroRob

    Do our computers stop working now because of this virus?

    • Mike N

      No matter what Web site I try to go to, I only get RAB.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    so what is the total game time for all 4 games, i think the over/under was set at 15 hrs?

  • Mike N

    CHEES!

  • Andy

    Fuck you, David Ortiz. And the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball crew

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    On that AB, all’s well that ends well.

  • Will The Thrill

    I’m not gonna lie. That Ortiz strikeout gave me wood.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      I thought you were dead.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Dead Wood.

        • Will The Thrill

          You can keep an erection even after death. Haven’t you ever seen Clerks?

  • flamingo

    YEAH.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    why are yankees pitching to nick punto like he’s ortiz, he fucking nick punto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      YouTube says the video doesn’t exist.

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

        really? I just clicked it and it worked fine.

        • RetroRob

          I just clicked on it and worked for me.

  • RetroRob

    For #%^$# sake. With Ciraco and Punto, just throw batting practice pitches.

  • Kramerica Industries

    These deep counts and walks are just absurd.

    That was Nick Punto, for cripes’ sake.

  • Karl Krawfid

    you have to be kidding me man.

  • Dela G

    Always nice to see the Big Syringe strike out whenever it’s “clutch time.” Like the last 2 at bats

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I miss Mo!

  • Slu

    It is still over.

  • Tom

    1 hitter away from getting the tying run to the plate.

    But pinchhitting for Nix doesn’t matter!

    • Greg

      Nope.

      • Tom

        Then you’re a fool… you don’t think 1 run matters right now?

        The Yankees still probably will win this game.. but your are an idiot to say it didn’t matter.

        • Greg

          When you are ahead by 3+, there should be no complaining. No nitpicking.

          • Tom

            Why put Wise in for defense?

            Because as we all now know, nothing matters when you are up more than 3?

    • RetroRob

      The sky is falling, the sky is falling.

      I guess not.

      If you were managing the Yankees, every position player, starter and bullpen arm would be fried by May 30th.

  • Greg

    This is what usually happens when a closer comes into a non-save situation. Not questioning the decision but I thought he would struggle a bit

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    fuck you orel, now youre going to complain??

  • Mike N

    YEAHHHH! One more!

  • Will The Thrill

    Walks Ciriaco and Nick Punto, strikes out Ortiz. #thingsthatdontmakessense

  • Dela G

    What the hell is up with Soriano?

    Throw fucking strikes

  • flamingo

    One more out. Come on.

  • Pat D

    Salty still refuses to believe that he was pwned by a couple of Latin pitchers tonight.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Untuck.

  • Mike N

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anthony

    Suck it Fenway

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

    No Untuck right away? WTF?

    • RetroRob

      Probably pissed he labored.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Jesus Christ I would have rather been waterboarded.

  • Kramerica Industries

    An appropriate end, with Salty going down swinging.

    Three of four. Hard to complain. Gained ground on everyone in the division this weekend. Well done.

  • flamingo

    YANKEES WIN!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Let’s be clear…9.5 rounds up to 10 and so the Sux are back Double Digits at the ASB.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    ugly, but 3 out 4 ain’t bad, i would’ve taken the split

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Greg can sleep well. They won four. YANKEES WIN!

    • Greg

      They did. Well done everyone

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Yankee Red Sox games are so f’ing long and they don’t have to be. RS just need to roll over earlier.

  • RetroRob

    What a disasterous series. The Yankees only took three of four. Every move Girardi made was wrong.

    Let’s hope they can recover in the second half.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      You forgot Arod.

    • Tom

      Yankees won 3 out of 4….. every move Girardi was genius and he can no wrong, no manager in baseball can hold a candle to Giardi’s genius!

      Hey look, it’s fun to make strawmans and hyperbolic statements!

      Questioning a move or two is not questioning EVERY move…. but I guess that makes a less compelling narrative that you can refute.

      • Rocky Road Redemption

        I think his mocking was meant specifically for trolls, who do actually act like that, not people who legitimately criticize Girardi for valid reasons and don’t make hyperbolic statements based on individual moves.

        • RetroRob

          Correct.

  • Dela G

    great fucking series

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

    Wow…watching highlights of the Open. Slick grass should never be an issue at Wimbleton.

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

      Wimbledon*

      • Pat D

        I know, really odd.

        I watched very little of the match, but as soon as I saw Federer win that marathon game that made it 3-2 in the 3rd set, I knew Federer was going to win.

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

          Definitely. But seriously, if there’s even a chance of rain the roof should be closed.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Love my grass sticky, not slick.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    They really shoulda taken all four. The failed execution on Saturday ruined an otherwise awesome sports day.

    • forensic

      Yup, they were basically one successful Cory Wade execution away from having a chance to win all four…

      • Tom

        I dislike Wade as much as the next guy, but I think calling for him to be killed is a bit much!

        ;-)

        • forensic

          Well fine, he can live, but then something terrible would’ve had to happen to Justin Germano before the first game so they didn’t have their whole bullpen available.

          Someone must be sacrificed!!!

    • RetroRob

      True, but during the course of the season the Yankees will win games they should have lost too. I’ll take three of four in Fenway anytime, even against a depleted Sox.