Game 85: All-Out


(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


  1. 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

  2. yooboo says:

    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.

  3. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  4. Greg says:

    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) says:

      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.

  5. Kramerica Industries says:


    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 says:

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

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        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.

  6. mt says:

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

  7. yooboo says:

    “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!

  8. Countryclub says:

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

  9. RetroRob says:

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

  10. 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.

  11. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • TomH says:

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

  12. Karl Krawfid says:

    Grandy hit a curve ball.


  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    excellent start.

  14. flamingo says:

    Tex getting hot is a really good thing.

  15. Countryclub says:

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

  16. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    stuart a is typing…

  17. mt says:

    Arod looks absolutely dreadful.

  18. Greg says:

    Here comes Stuart

  19. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Arod sucks

    Stuart a

  20. flamingo says:

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

  21. mt says:

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

  22. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Ike Davis would have gotten the run in.

  23. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

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

  25. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  26. Chris says:

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

  27. flamingo says:

    Kinda classy of Francona to compliment the Yankees.

  28. Tom says:

    Nice throw!

  29. bobtaco says:

    Gomez showing off the gun

  30. Chris says:


  31. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Thank goodness for horrible Sox third baseman.

  32. Swish is lucky Gomez pulled a Nunez.

  33. Karl Krawfid says:


  34. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    2 is a crooked number.

  35. Get Phelps Up says:

    Woah…did we trade Nunez to the Sox?

  36. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Still a fail

  37. flamingo says:

    Ha, thanks, Gomez.

  38. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  39. Tom says:

    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.

  40. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    Can’t make that up folks.

  41. Andruw's Smile says:

    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?

  42. CBean says:

    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.

  43. Preston says:

    Do you think the Sox miss Youkilis much yet

  44. Athenian says:

    ARod has effectively become Scott Brosius. Very sad.

  45. captain kiwi says:

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

  46. Brian S. says:

    All Nova does is win!!!

  47. Kramerica Industries says:

    Novacaine Time.

  48. Pat D says:

    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.


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

  50. Brian S. says:

    Jayson Nix is fucking terrible.

  51. Greg says:

    I really am impressed by Ciriaco

  52. CBean says:

    BULLSHIT. He was out.

  53. your mom says:

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

  54. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:


  55. Pat D says:

    What the fuck???

  56. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow he was out by a mile. ridiculous call.

  57. Athenian says:

    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.

  58. Tom says:

    What the hell?

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

  60. Cuso says:

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

    Now Siriaco > Jeter, didn’t you know?

  61. Pat D says:

    Holy shit, Jeter fucked up the tag.

  62. Anthony says:

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

  63. Kramerica Industries says:

    Damn tired of seeing this Ciriaco kid doing this shit.

  64. Widget says:

    I bet Greg thinks that was a legit steal.

  65. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  66. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Nova gonna give it back and then some

  67. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.

  68. Kramerica Industries says:

    I miss April-June 2009 David Ortiz.

  69. Brian S. says:

    Get that fucking pitch count down Nova.

  70. Pat D says:

    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 says:

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

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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 says:

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

    • Anthony says:

      Godamn defense get your shit together

  71. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Super nova says sit down.

  72. Kramerica Industries says:

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

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

  73. Kramerica Industries says:

    Jeter, are you fucking serious?

  74. bobtaco says:


  75. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  76. Cy Pettitte says:


  77. captain kiwi says:

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

  78. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    What the fuck Captain???>?

  79. Pat D says:

    I am going to fucking kill Jeter.

  80. CBean says:

    Dammit Jeter.

  81. Greg says:

    Can you believe that? That ball shifted in the wind

  82. Brian S. says:

    Get the fuck off my team Jeter.

  83. Cuso says:

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

  84. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  85. DERP says:

    Gold Glove winner

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

  87. Chris says:

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

  88. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    2 monster ridiculous errors by Jeter this series


  89. Pat D says:

    This is the shit I’m talking about.

  90. Greg says:

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

  91. Kramerica Industries says:

    Somewhere, Luis Castillo is smirking his ass off.

  92. DERP says:

    When did Derek Jeter even save anyone any runs?

  93. Countryclub says:

    First time for everything I guess.

  94. Karl Krawfid says:

    I seen that happen live in Anaheim back in 2009.

    Pissed me off.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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.

  95. Andruw's Smile says:

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

    • Rich says:

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

    • Chris Stewart says:

      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 says:

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

    • Pat D says:

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

    • Chris says:

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

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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.

  96. Widget says:

    always something against this team on ESPN. terrible.

  97. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  98. Ricky says:

    here we go with the errors

  99. Athenian says:

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

  100. Greg says:

    Remember people, want not need

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    thank god Nix didn’t throw it into the stands

  102. Andrew says:

    When did Luis Castillo sign with the Yankees?

  103. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

  104. Mike says:

    Jeter just Castillo’d that pop up

  105. Brian S. says:

    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.

  106. KenC says:

    luis castillo -.-

  107. Will The Thrill says:

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

  108. Dewayne is Wise says:

    This Dan Stoolman guy sucks.

    • Rich says:

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

    • Kramerica Industries says:

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

  109. flamingo says:

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

  110. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  111. DM says:

    I love the crisp pace of these games.

  112. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Nix run faster than that other second baseman.

  113. Anthony says:

    Offense seems to be a bit more alive tonight

  114. RBC says:

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

  115. Chris says:

    I like how this inning is going so far.

  116. Cuso says:

    Re:Jeter pop- up

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

  117. Tom says:

    Thank goodness for the pass ball…

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

  118. Cy Pettitte says:

    good job Stewart.

  119. Greg says:

    Good job Stewart

  120. DERP says:

    Well done

  121. Brian S. says:

    Attaboy Stewarty and Nixy!

  122. Bartolo's Colon says:

    great job by nix all around there

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

  124. flamingo says:

    Ha, Salty.

  125. RBC says:

    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 says:

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

  126. Bob Jones says:

    You folks need to show some respect to our Captain!

  127. captain kiwi says:

    pffft lester pffffft

  128. Rich says:

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

  129. Chris says:


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

  130. DERP says:

    Who is the bigger douche between Beckett and Lester?

  131. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Granderson’s feeling a little butthurt…


  132. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  133. Andruw's Smile says:

    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.

  134. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    that looked a lot like ball 4

  135. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  136. Chris says:

    Now he finds the strikezone

  137. bobtaco says:

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

  138. Cy Pettitte says:

    Lester shouldn’t be getting gift calls.

  139. Andruw's Smile says:

    Ball 5. Angel Hernandez is a joke.

  140. Pat D says:

    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?

  141. Greg says:

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

  142. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  143. Tom says:

    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

  144. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  145. flamingo says:

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

  146. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Weak ass grounder in 3 2 1

  147. Brian S. says:

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

  148. Frank says:

    A-Rod. Sad.

  149. Rich says:

    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.

  150. Chris says:

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

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  151. stuart a says:

    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…..

  152. Greg says:

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

  153. Tom says:


    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.

  154. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow an hour to play an inning and a half

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

  156. Andruw's Smile says:

    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.

  157. Chris says:

    Jeter has Michael Pineda’s disease.

  158. Brian S. says:

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


  159. Greg says:

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

  160. AC says:

    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.

  161. stuart a says:

    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.

  162. tabbert says:

    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

  163. Greg says:

    There’s a given strike for Nova

  164. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Good to see make up call

  165. Get Phelps Up says:

    Of course they complain about that strike.

  166. Andruw's Smile says:

    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

  167. Mike says:

    Makes me wonder if Jeter goes to the AS game.

  168. Chris says:

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

  169. Anthony says:

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

  170. Tom says:

    Angel Hernandez… just a bad umpire.

  171. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  172. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  173. Frank says:

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

  174. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

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

  175. bobtaco says:

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

  176. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  177. mt says:

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

  178. Tom says:

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

  179. your mom says:

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

  180. flamingo says:

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

  181. DERP says:

    Nova not going to allow Jeter to fuck up again

  182. Andruw's Smile says:

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

  183. Cy Pettitte says:

    no contact inning for our pitcher at Fenway is always nice

  184. RetroRob says:

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

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

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      No. He’s a good guy.

  186. DERP says:

    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.

  187. DERP says:

    Red Sox conceding.

  188. Greg says:

    Well now….

  189. Pat D says:

    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.

  190. Andruw's Smile says:

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

  191. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    A Gone?

  192. Cy Pettitte says:

    walk Ortiz every AB now

  193. Rich says:

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

  194. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  195. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeters shoulder hurts.

    A-Gon leaves the game.

    funny stuff.

  196. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

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

  197. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  198. DERP says:

    What do you guys think of Francona in the booth?

  199. Will The Thrill says:

    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.

  200. tabbert says:

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

  201. Pat D says:

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

  202. Kramerica Industries says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • Chris says:

      Schadenfreude, sweet schadenfreude.

  203. DERP says:

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

  204. Will The Thrill says:

    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.

  205. Tom says:

    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

  206. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

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

  207. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  208. flamingo says:

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

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

  210. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Ok who dropped trow?

  211. Pat D says:

    Take that, Ciriaco.

  212. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Lol bunt that bitch.

  213. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Brilliant Nova !

  214. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  215. Karl Krawfid says:

    Take jeter the fuck out now.

  216. Anthony says:

    Jete’s getting old…. :(

  217. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Jeter flashing the leather

  218. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok take Jeter out.

  219. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Jeter really wants out of the asg huh

  220. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  221. Get Phelps Up says:

    Derek Nunez

  222. Kramerica Industries says:

    Another Jeter error, and Ciriaco reaching base AGAIN.

    Lovely duo.

  223. Greg says:

    Now I wonder if his shoulder’s really bothering him

  224. Mike says:

    Jeter 2 for 2 with 2 errors in 2+ innings

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

  226. Bartolo's Colon says:

    wow, jeter is horrible

  227. Pat D says:

    Derek must really not want to play on Tuesday.

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

  228. Andrew says:


  229. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  230. flamingo says:

    Okay, what’s going on?

  231. Frank says:

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

  232. mt says:

    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.

  233. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

  234. Mike says:

    Wow, they gave him a Hit

  235. Ricky says:

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

  236. Will The Thrill says:

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

  237. Kramerica Industries says:

    Ortiz is 12-17 this season?


    • TomH says:

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

  238. Greg says:


  239. DERP says:

    Fuck you Jeter.

  240. Greg says:

    Big mistake by Nova

  241. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Thanks Jete

  242. Kramerica Industries says:

    Make that 13-18.

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

  243. Cy Pettitte says:

    put another run on Jeter’s ERA

  244. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why even pitch to him?

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

  246. Anthony says:

    Does Ortiz ever stop? Really irritating.

  247. mt says:

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

  248. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Yankees 3 , Jeter 2

  249. Get Phelps Up says:

    Why did they pitch to him?

    Let Nick Punto beat you.

  250. Chris says:

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

  251. Bartolo's Colon says:

    these games are unbelievably difficult to watch

  252. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Note: I don’t like David Ortiz.

  253. Mike N says:

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

  254. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Yankees 3
    Jeter 2
    Redsox 1

  255. Greg says:

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

  256. Cuso says:

    Why did they throw Ortiz a strike?

  257. RetroRob says:

    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.

  258. Kev says:

    I feel like I watched this game already last night…

  259. DERP says:

    Thanks Jeter!

  260. Kramerica Industries says:


    Can’t make this shit up.

  261. Cuso says:


  262. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok seriously, fuck this game.

    Nova is getting hung out by his D.

  263. Anthony says:

    COME ON!!!!

  264. Greg says:

    Cant blame Jeter for that one

  265. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Can’t kill Jeter for that one.

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

  266. Pat D says:

    Holy Christ, he was out.

  267. Karl Krawfid says:

    He was out.

  268. mt says:

    I feel like I watched this game in October 2004.

  269. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  270. Mike N says:

    See how he grimaced on that play?

  271. Will The Thrill says:

    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.

  272. Tom says:

    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.

  273. Cuso says:

    Horrible coverage by ESPN. not that I’m surprised

  274. captain kiwi says:

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

  275. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  276. whozat says:

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

  277. RetroRob says:

    DP, please to end this nonsense.

  278. RBC says:

    Is Derek’s back hurting him?????

  279. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  280. Greg says:



    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

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

      • Greg says:

        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) says:

          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 says:

        Every game means something.

    • TomH says:

      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 says:

      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?

    • Will The Thrill says:

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

  281. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  282. Pat D says:

    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.

  283. Mike N says:

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

  284. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  285. Will The Thrill says:

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

  286. Kramerica Industries says:

    Everyone of these games feels like watching slow death.

    Fucking Fenway.

    Fucking Yankees/Red Sox.

  287. Cuso says:

    Like Youkilis before him : A-Gon pooped his pants

  288. whozat says:

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

  289. Chris says:

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

  290. Pat D says:

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

  291. Cy Pettitte says:

    nice escape act

  292. Rich says:

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

  293. Anthony says:

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

  294. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

  295. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  296. Cuso says:

    30 minutes per inning? Seriously?

    • RBC says:

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

      • Cuso says:


        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.

  297. tabbert says:

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

  298. Greg says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

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

        • 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.

      • Mike Axisa says:

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

        • Pat D says:

          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 says:

            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) says:


  299. DERP says:

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

    • Will The Thrill says:

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

      • Frank says:

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

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  300. Mike N says:

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

  301. Mike N says:

    Red Sock fan dude has a nice mullet.

  302. Get Phelps Up says:

    “Yankees suck” chants?

    look at the standings, assholes.

  303. Dewayne is Wise says:

    I really believe Torre would have pulled Jeter by now.

  304. DERP says:

    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.

  305. Anthony says:

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

  306. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

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

  307. Chris says:

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

  308. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter as the everyday DH at 42-43? ahahahahha

  309. Mike N says:

    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?

  310. Greg says:

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

    • Anthony says:

      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.

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

    • Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

      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

  311. Pat D says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

  312. Karl Krawfid says:

    I mean god damn swing the fucking bats.

  313. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    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.

  314. Will The Thrill says:

    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.

  315. Mike says:

    Joe G says just a cramp for Jeter

  316. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.

  317. RetroRob says:

    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.

  318. Hall and Nokes says:

    Nix is just showing up Jeter now.

  319. Rich says:

    How is McCutchen not the MVP favorite in the NL?

  320. Pat D says:

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

    • Rich says:

      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.

  321. DERP says:

    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.

  322. RBC says:

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

  323. oldmanalex says:

    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 says:

      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

  324. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  325. Mike N says:


  326. DERP says:

    This park sucks.

  327. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  328. 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.

  329. Tom says:

    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. ;-)

  330. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Gee, ya think Orel?

  331. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  332. Mike N says:

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

  333. Cy Pettitte says:

    only a triple? Arod is the WORST

  334. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy shit Alex. That was crushed.

  335. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    LOL Fenway

  336. DERP says:

    Sweeney might have just died. That looked painful.

  337. Kramerica Industries says:

    Yankees are terrorizing that Triangle in this series.

    Hope Sweeney is ok.

  338. Greg says:

    Oh stuart…

  339. Pat D says:

    ARod just took out another Red Sox player.

  340. Get Phelps Up says:

    stuart is crying.

  341. bobtaco says:

    Whenever they start questioning Arod… boom.

  342. Anthony says:

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

  343. Tom says:

    Ouch… he went face first into the wall

  344. DERP says:

    Trade them McDonald for Ortiz.

  345. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    There goes ARod being a boat anchor again.

  346. Mike N says:

    What the hell happened to Sweeney?

  347. RetroRob says:

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

  348. Get Phelps Up says:

    ANOTHER injured Sox OF?

  349. captain kiwi says:

    this park, jeez. a-rod smashed that.

  350. RI$P FTW says:

    That is not good. Jesus.

  351. Mike N says:

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

  352. Mike N says:

    Sweeney is still in there???

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

  354. Kramerica Industries says:

    Seeing Atchison warm up…

    When did Scott the Plumber become such a good reliever?

  355. RetroRob says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  356. Pat D says:

    Lot of respect for Sweeney staying in the game.

    Either that or he’s fucking insane.

  357. Pat D says:

    Cano is clearly focused on tomorrow night.

  358. Mike N says:

    Get this fucking run in, Swish!

  359. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

  360. Kramerica Industries says:

    No DP’s, Andruw.

  361. Mike N says:

    C’mon, JONES!

  362. Mike N says:


  363. captain kiwi says:

    nice andruw!

  364. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  365. DERP says:

    Smiling will not be allowed!

  366. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Andruw cannot be stopped!

  367. Cy Pettitte says:

    RBI single and he knocks out Lester, very nice Andruw

  368. Mike Axisa says:

    Have yourself a series, Andruw.

  369. Tom says:


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

  370. That Mike’s Hard commercial is trippy as fuck.

  371. Tom says:

    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.

  372. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

  373. 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.

  374. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

  375. Greg says:

    Big props to Sweeney

  376. captain kiwi says:

    wow. nice by sweeney.

  377. Pat D says:

    OK, fuck Sweeney.

  378. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  379. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Sweeney thinks he coco crisp now

  380. Mike N says:

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

  381. Kramerica Industries says:

    Oh no. Ciriaco’s up.

    Mission Impossible.

  382. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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

  383. Kramerica Industries says:

    You’ve gotta be kidding me.

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

  384. Greg says:

    Freddy Garcia has been the only guy to stop him

  385. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Mr hanky with another hit.

  386. Get Phelps Up says:

    Can they just induct this fucker into the HOF already?

  387. Mike N says:

    Important question: Is this kid as gritty as Pedroia?

  388. Bartolo's Colon says:

    this ab will end poorly

  389. RetroRob says:

    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 says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  390. Mike N says:

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

  391. Get Phelps Up says:

    David Ortiz GIDP >>>>>

  392. Paul VuvuZuvella says:


  393. DERP says:

    Suck a fat one David.

  394. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    /comma’s FTW

  395. captain kiwi says:

    jeter only turned it because it was papi.

    …. only slightly kidding… :(

  396. Anthony says:

    Ortiz hitting into a DP is always refreshing

  397. Will The Thrill says:

    Who saw that coming?

  398. Dela G says:

    Great fucking double play

  399. Cy Pettitte says:

    ESPN breaking news: boston has a lot of injuries

  400. Will (the other one) says:

    Angel Hernandez is a real dick.

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

    • Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  402. Greg says:

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

  403. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Is this ESPN or NESN 2

  404. flamingo says:

    Everyone needs a break.

  405. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  406. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  407. Nova should go the curve ball right here.

  408. Mike N says:

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

  409. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Of course ESPN loves the ridiculous new wild card system.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      because it gives the Sox a chance.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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.

  410. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  411. Mike N says:

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

  412. RetroRob says:

    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.

  413. captain kiwi says:

    derek jeter

    “hurt mah shoulder, lemme get 2 moar hits”

  414. Bartolo's Colon says:

    this shoulder issue is really helping jeter’s obp

  415. Dela G says:

    great at bat by jeter

  416. Dela G says:

    great at bat by jeter

  417. RetroRob says:

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

  418. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Hahahaha these really are dark times at Fenway.

  419. flamingo says:

    LOL at the shouting match.

  420. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Probably even more-so than Red Sox fans.

    • flamingo says:

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

      • Tom says:

        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.

  421. Esteban says:

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

  422. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  423. Get Phelps Up says:

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

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

  425. Tom says:

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

    That should have been an easy DP.

  426. OMG! Bagels! says:

    It’s an aging lineup.

    No one else is aging.

    And the f’ing HOMERUNS! WTF?

  427. Mike N says:

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

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

  429. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Arod sux again

    Stuart a

  430. Jonathan says:

    “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! says:

      And no other team is aging. Only the Yankees.

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

  431. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  432. Tom Zig says:

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

  433. Kramerica Industries says:

    Ryan Dempster has a 1.99 ERA?


    But only a 4-3 record. Meh.

  434. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i like this nova/salty matchup

  435. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  436. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  437. Esteban says:

    1 COAL Hammels plz.

  438. flamingo says:

    I want Upton.

  439. Dela G says:

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

    • Bartolo's Colon says:

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

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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…

  440. OMG! Bagels! says:


  441. Cy Pettitte says:

    very impressive outing for Nova

  442. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Nice job, Ivan. Very, very nice job.

  443. flamingo says:

    SuperNova! He did really great tonight.

  444. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  445. captain kiwi says:

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

  446. Mike Axisa says:

    Assuming Nova is done for the night…

    2011: 98 K in 165.1 IP

    2012: 100 K in 110.1 IP

  447. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

  448. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    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?

  449. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.

  450. Dela G says:

    What a fucking awesome game by nova

    10 Ks

  451. flamingo says:

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

  452. Tom Zig says:

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

  453. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  454. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

  455. Tom says:

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

  456. Esteban says:

    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.

  457. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  458. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  459. OMG! Bagels! says:

    funnest is not a word

    you’re are stupid

  460. 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.

  461. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    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.

  462. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  463. Tom says:

    Why is Jones hitting?

  464. Paul VuvuZuvella says:


  465. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh my god Andruw. how is this happening?

  466. Adam says:


  467. JobaWockeeZ says:

    ESPN woke me up from such a loud HR call.

  468. Will (the other one) says:

    Holy fudgeballs, Andruw.

  469. OMG! Bagels! says:


  470. CBean says:


  471. Kramerica Industries says:

    Big fly, Mr. Jones.

    Lets hope this margin is finally a bit secure.

  472. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Andrew jones weekend

  473. Bartolo's Colon says:

    andrew jones is our pedro ciriaco of the series

  474. captain kiwi says:

    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

  475. christopher says:

    Andruw has had a Monster Fest this weekend.

    • Betty Lizard says:

      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 says:

        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?”

  476. RetroRob says:

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

  477. Robinson Tilapia says:

    There is no wall tall enough for Andruw Jones.

  478. Anthony says:


  479. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  480. flamingo says:


  481. Karl Krawfid says:

    Love it

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

  483. Kramerica Industries says:


    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.

  484. Robinson Tilapia says:

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

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

  485. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Jones beastly

  486. Dela G says:

    Andruw Fucking Jones. 4 HRs in 4 games.

    Absolute God

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

  488. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

  489. Get Phelps Up says:

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

    I don’t either.

  490. RetroRob says:

    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 says:

      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.

  491. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

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

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

  493. Andy Pettitte's Fibula (former Manny's BanWagon) says:

    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 says:

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

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

    • AaronGuielWithASmile says:

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

    • Tom says:

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

    • Preston says:

      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 says:

      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.

  494. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  495. flamingo says:

    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.

  496. spectra says:

    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

  497. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  498. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  499. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    throw fucking strikes

  500. spectra says:

    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

  501. RetroRob says:

    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.

  502. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Come on.

  503. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    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

  504. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Why is Nova not in this inning?

  505. Cy Pettitte says:

    you gotta be shitting me Epply

  506. CBean says:

    no good Eppley

  507. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    2 straight walks, leave him in

    • Greg says:

      You want rapada to face a fhight haded hitter

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

        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 says:

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

          • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

            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.

  508. Greg says:

    This is his last batter regardless of what happens

  509. flamingo says:

    Uh oh.

  510. Get Phelps Up says:

    Please throw fucking strikes.

  511. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Oh god Mr Hanky again.

  512. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Cody Eppley True Yankee

  513. Pat D says:

    Jesus Christ on a crutch, Eppley.

    Yankees definitely need another bullpen arm, other than Joba.

  514. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  515. Kramerica Industries says:

    Well, Ciriaco reaches but on a FC.

    Nice change of pace to get an out.

  516. Greg says:

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

  517. Will The Thrill says:

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

  518. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Eppley…Va Napoli!

  519. Anthony says:

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

  520. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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?

  521. Dewayne is Wise says:

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

  522. oldmanalex says:

    vincent ___effn padilla. really?

  523. RetroRob says:

    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.

  524. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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?

  525. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:


  526. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Any chance Rapada is our sole LOOGY in October?

  527. christopher says:

    Beautiful. Rapada looks sharp and fresh.

  528. Cy Pettitte says:

    Cashman reached into the LOOGY grab bag and found a winner

  529. blah-blah-blah Ortiz is great blah-blah-blah Ortiz is God

    Boom K.

  530. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  531. flamingo says:

    I like this move. C’mon D-Rob.

  532. Brian S. says:

    Can I comment now?

  533. Dewayne is Wise says:

    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.

  534. christopher says:

    Girardi-san, Master Bullpen.

  535. Brian S. says:

    Punto is a lefty. Why not leave in Rapada?

  536. Dela G says:

    Rapada = money

  537. 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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  538. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Jester caught one!

  539. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Hey jeter caught it?

  540. christopher says:

    D-rob looks grooved

  541. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Jeter caught one!

  542. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

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

  543. RBC says:

    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??

  544. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  545. Dela G says:

    and that’s all she wrote

    put in DJ Mitchell and give him some play

  546. RetroRob says:

    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.

  547. Pat D says:

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

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

  549. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  550. Dela G says:

    love the grandy oppo-side hit!

  551. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Another backward k for tex

  552. Cy Pettitte says:

    fucking Ciriaco

  553. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    That scrub is mighty annoying.

  554. flamingo says:

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

  555. Dela G says:

    That was strike 3?

  556. 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 says:

      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.

  557. bobtaco says:

    Nice camera work.

  558. Andy says:

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

  559. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

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

  560. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  561. Pat D says:

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

    Fuck you, ESPN.

  562. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

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

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

  564. Kramerica Industries says:

    Strikes, DRob.

  565. Will The Thrill says:

    No 3-0 auto strike?

  566. Greg says:

    Robertson not throwing strikes either

  567. OMG! Bagels! says:

    We had this damn homerun derby conversation 7 innings ago.

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

  569. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  570. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  571. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

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

  573. christopher says:

    D-rob up to his old tricks.

  574. Will The Thrill says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  575. Kramerica Industries says:

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


  576. Nick says:

    so mcdonald was a pretty good imbedded red sox

  577. bobtaco says:

    DRob, still on the fritz…

  578. Pat D says:

    Again with the fucking camera angles.

  579. Bartolo's Colon says:

    these camera people are horrible

    • RBC says:

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

  580. Kramerica Industries says:


    Time to get serious here.

  581. Karl Krawfid says:

    D-Rob hasn’t been the same man.

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

  583. Will The Thrill says:

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

    • Mike says:

      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.

  584. Anthony says:

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

  585. Widget says:

    That walk of Gomez still bugs me.

  586. Andy says:

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

  587. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    I’m yelling at my T.V.

  588. Dela G says:

    ESPN REALLY wanted that ball to go out

    what morons

  589. TommyBoy says:

    2012 Robertson blows!

  590. christopher says:

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

  591. Mike says:

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

  592. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  593. Cuso says:

    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.

  594. Brian S. says:

    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.

  595. Slu says:

    An insurance run or two would be nice.

  596. Tom says:

    “The Mexicutioner”

    aka Soria? Get something original….

  597. bobtaco says:

    Cano smash.

  598. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Yes……pad time

  599. Will The Thrill says:

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

  600. christopher says:

    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.

  601. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  602. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Francona praises Yankees, rest of booth goes silent…

  603. flamingo says:


  604. Widget says:

    Wasn’t Aceves the Mexican Assassin?

  605. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Where’s Pedey???

  606. Dela G says:

    Unbelievable how great cano is.

  607. Cy Pettitte says:

    ughhh so close. that would have been epic.

    • flamingo says:

      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.

  608. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Oh my.

  609. christopher says:

    Wow. Andruw is in a deeply profound zone.

  610. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  611. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    damn, so close

  612. bobtaco says:

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

  613. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Inches from 5. That ball was launched

  614. Andy says:

    Andruw is smashin

  615. Tom says:

    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.

  616. Bartolo's Colon says:

    cmon nixy, get that run back

  617. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  618. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

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

  619. Bartolo's Colon says:

    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

  620. Tom says:

    ESPN apparently is not aware that Oakland has the same record as Boston… why not put them on the wild card graphic?

  621. Cuso says:

    Notice how quiet it got and how the camera didn’t follow Jones’ moonshot that was clearly deep enough?


  622. Steel says:

    There’s just something about Andruw Jones that makes me like him regardless of how he is playing.

  623. RetroRob says:

    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.

  624. christopher says:

    Ok, let’s end this. Workday tomorrow.

  625. Widget says:

    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.

  626. Greg says:

    Jesusm the nitpicking is coming out.

    Just enjoy this please

  627. Where did the 2-0 miss?

    and when did Soriano fail as a set up guy?

  628. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Soriano will give up some runs so this will turn into a save situation

  629. Mike N says:

    Hey, wasn’t Wade available?

  630. Will The Thrill says:

    If Ciriaco gets on base I’ll kill myself.

  631. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Chant: Let’s go Yasox


  632. Kramerica Industries says:

    I sure as hell won’t miss seeing the Yankees total inability to retire Pedro Ciriaco.

  633. Mike N says:

    Wade’s now warming.

  634. Bartolo's Colon says:

    for the love of god, why does every inning have to be intense

  635. RetroRob says:

    Do our computers stop working now because of this virus?

  636. Bartolo's Colon says:

    so what is the total game time for all 4 games, i think the over/under was set at 15 hrs?

  637. Mike N says:


  638. Andy says:

    Fuck you, David Ortiz. And the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball crew

  639. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    On that AB, all’s well that ends well.

  640. Will The Thrill says:

    I’m not gonna lie. That Ortiz strikeout gave me wood.

  641. flamingo says:


  642. Bartolo's Colon says:

    why are yankees pitching to nick punto like he’s ortiz, he fucking nick punto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  643. RetroRob says:

    For #%^$# sake. With Ciraco and Punto, just throw batting practice pitches.

  644. Kramerica Industries says:

    These deep counts and walks are just absurd.

    That was Nick Punto, for cripes’ sake.

  645. Karl Krawfid says:

    you have to be kidding me man.

  646. Dela G says:

    Always nice to see the Big Syringe strike out whenever it’s “clutch time.” Like the last 2 at bats

  647. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    I miss Mo!

  648. Slu says:

    It is still over.

  649. Tom says:

    1 hitter away from getting the tying run to the plate.

    But pinchhitting for Nix doesn’t matter!

  650. Greg says:

    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

  651. Bartolo's Colon says:

    fuck you orel, now youre going to complain??

  652. Mike N says:

    YEAHHHH! One more!

  653. Will The Thrill says:

    Walks Ciriaco and Nick Punto, strikes out Ortiz. #thingsthatdontmakessense

  654. Dela G says:

    What the hell is up with Soriano?

    Throw fucking strikes

  655. flamingo says:

    One more out. Come on.

  656. Pat D says:

    Salty still refuses to believe that he was pwned by a couple of Latin pitchers tonight.

  657. Get Phelps Up says:


  658. Mike N says:

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  659. Anthony says:

    Suck it Fenway

  660. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Jesus Christ I would have rather been waterboarded.

  661. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  662. flamingo says:


  663. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Let’s be clear…9.5 rounds up to 10 and so the Sux are back Double Digits at the ASB.

  664. Bartolo's Colon says:

    ugly, but 3 out 4 ain’t bad, i would’ve taken the split

  665. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Greg can sleep well. They won four. YANKEES WIN!

  666. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Yankee Red Sox games are so f’ing long and they don’t have to be. RS just need to roll over earlier.

  667. RetroRob says:

    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! says:

      You forgot Arod.

    • Tom says:

      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 says:

        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.

  668. Dela G says:

    great fucking series

  669. Wow…watching highlights of the Open. Slick grass should never be an issue at Wimbleton.

  670. Jimmy McNulty says:

    They really shoulda taken all four. The failed execution on Saturday ruined an otherwise awesome sports day.

    • forensic says:

      Yup, they were basically one successful Cory Wade execution away from having a chance to win all four…

      • Tom says:

        I dislike Wade as much as the next guy, but I think calling for him to be killed is a bit much!


        • forensic says:

          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 says:

      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.

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