Jul
27

Game 99: “If you ain’t first, you’re last”

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I don’t know the answer to this — I’m not even sure how I would go about finding the answer without doing it manually — but when was the last time the Yankees and Red Sox met this late in the season (~100 games in) with one club being in first and the other being in last? Probably back during the early-1990s before the wildcard era, no? Either way, it’s been a really long time. Here’s the starting nine…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
LF Raul Ibanez
DH Andruw Jones
3B Eric Chavez
RF Ichiro Suzuki
Russell Martin

RHP Phil Hughes

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

Nick Swisher Update: Swisher (hip) did all the drills — batting practice, sprints, running the bases, etc. — and is available as a pinch-hitter tonight if Joe Girardi is willing to use him. I suppose that means he could be back in the starting lineup as soon as tomorrow, thankfully.

Joba Chamberlain Update: Joba (elbow, ankle) will make his next minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Trenton on Sunday. He said he feels fine physically but needs a “couple more” rehab appearances to shake the rust off, basically.

Categories : Game Threads

766 Comments»

  1. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This lineup isn’t as bad as it could have looked. But please pinch hit Swish early if need be.

  2. I like this line up…but once Swish is healthy can he hit 2nd, drop Grandy to 4th and Tex to 5th?

    • Brian S. says:

      Batting order doesn’t mean anything.

      • It doesn’t mean much, but still I’d like statistically our best homerun hitter (Granderson) to come to the plate with the highest chance of having men on base. Which would be clean up. I also would like our guys most likely to be one base (Jeter, Swisher, Cano) to be hitting before him.

      • jim p says:

        Pity all those managers, all those years, wasting their time like that.

        Sounds like another modern statistical myth, based on considering a thing as if it were in a vacuum, and not in a context.

        Hard to credit the notion that scoring in the first inning doesn’t affect the rest of the game; that a pitcher finding themselves with a lead after the 1st pitches exactly like a pitcher with no lead, or behind. Nor that putting a slow-footed catcher to bat in front of your best singles & doubles hitter doesn’t affect run-scoring.

        Because stats might show the lineup, considered in the abstract, means only .x% run differential, that doesn’t mean teams don’t win a game by a run, or a division by a game. Winning a game, a division is significant.

  3. The Real Greg says:

    This is the game that I have the least confidence of us winning. Hughes has never done well against the Red Sox, and we haven’t seen Aaron Cook in awhile.

    The other two are games that I am confident that we will win.

    But the one rule is:

    Don’t get swept.

    • VT Yankee Fan says:

      I have to think that a pitcher who doesn’t strike anyone out is going to have trouble with the Yanks lineup.

    • But, Cook allows you to put A LOT of balls in play. Recently he’s gotten lucky and all his grounders have been finding gloves, eventually more will start finding their way through the infield. That plus the 25% FB rate he has, and it’s a hot night at the stadium…I’m feeling a good night for the offense.

  4. VT Yankee Fan says:

    Ugggh being blacked out of Yankees-Red Sawks is the worst.

  5. I’d really like a sweep just to put them so far out of it they feel like they have to be sellers come Tuesday.

  6. Cuso says:

    That Ibanez-Jones-Chavez run feels like three May-2011-Posadas in a row.

    I know, I know. It’s not that bad. It just looks……chunky.

  7. It's a Long Way to the Bronx (If You Wanna Hirok 'N' Roll) says:

    I’m going on vacation with some Sox fans this weekend, and it would be nice if we could kick their asses and get rid of any notion that they are still in a playoff hunt.

  8. OMG! Bagels! says:

    I remember looking at an AL standing in the 70s or 80s and Red Sox were in first and Yankees were in last. It was before the wild card, but it was weird to see. Also, weren’t the Yankees like a million games back mid-season when they won the sudden death game that year (the Bucky f’ng Dent game)? I’m not too lazy to look it up, just working.

  9. Get Phelps Up says:

    Kay/Flash followed by Fox and ESPN? ugh.

  10. The Real Greg says:

    BY the way I’m watching the opening ceremonies “LIVE” online. F*** you NBC. Ceremony was okay, but not as good as Beijing.

  11. Brian S. says:

    Fuckin play Swisher. Their lineup is better than ours.

  12. favorite part of my job: a kid’s all shakey while waiting to pay, tell them the total to let them think they got away with it. Then asking them for ID. Funnest thing ever.

  13. Against a LHP our bottom third is going to look really weak…Nix, Ichiro, Martin/Stewart. Yuck.

  14. The Real Greg says:

    This is why…

    • Widget says:

      why what? Why the Yankees should be afraid of the last place team? Or why the Yankees should trade for every good pitcher?

  15. Kramerica Industries says:

    0-2 to a 3-2 HR pitch.

    Lovely.

  16. RI$P FTW says:

    Aramis Ramirez.

    Yay or nay?

  17. Widget says:

    Seriously? I’d rather punch myself in the nuts than watch that bald ugly overrated turd go yard. Hughes stop that shit.

  18. Jacob says:

    Theres the obligatory homer

  19. The Real Greg says:

    WE need to answer back immediately. I do not trust Hughes at all.

  20. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Fly ball phil strikes again.

  21. Eduardo Landa says:

    How come Lord Ibaldemort is playing LF and Andrew jones is DH?

  22. Jacob says:

    Pedroia: “Wow I suck how did I get that out?”

  23. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Wow, Hughes not locating at all tonight.

  24. The Real Greg says:

    This is why I had low confidence in this game. Get him out

  25. Kramerica Industries says:

    Hughes is gonna annoy the shit out of us tonight.

  26. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Okay how about you don’t give big fat meatballs like that again?

  27. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Get phelps up.

  28. Jacob says:

    Are you serious hughes? o-2 to pedroia and next thing you know he pops one out and then it is 1st and 3rd, bear down hughes

  29. Widget says:

    Nice job this inning Phil. Really nice job.

  30. JobaWockeeZ says:

    @Ken_Rosenthal
    BREAKING: #Angels close to acquiring Zack Greinke from #Brewers, sources tell me and @jonmorosi.

    Well then.

  31. TheLastClown says:

    Ok Philly keep it to one.

  32. Brian S. says:

    Phil Hughes fucking sucks.

    • Jacob says:

      Calm down man

      • Brian S. says:

        No. No other fucking pitcher in baseball goes from 0-2 to 3-2 as much as Hughes. And he fucking disappears against Boston every fucking time.

        • Jacob says:

          I have this one guy I want to introduce you to his name is A.J. Burnett, and I also know one guy named Carlos Zambrano, What about my other friend Francisco Liriano. Stop hating on him after 1 run man just get through it

  33. captain kiwi says:

    haha, oh these yankee-red sox games. i need more alcohol for this.

  34. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Hughes to SD for headley strait up.

  35. Dino Velvet says:

    Who’s the most unlikeable Red Sox?

    I go with Pedoria only because it’s sickening how the media never stops slobbering over him.

  36. Pat D says:

    Could have been worse, all things considered, but Jesus Effin’ Christ, Phil. 0-2 to a home run and then almost fall apart? Can’t let this shit keep happening.

  37. The Real Greg says:

    Why cant we produce any pitchers that strike people out consistenly? Nova and Hughes are both contact pitchers for the most part.

  38. Tom says:

    Phil reverse splits on exhibit… the two righties have crushed balls.

    I’m surprised teams don’t stack righties against him as he will rarelyt throw a change to a righty for some reason (which makes him a 2 pitch pitcher against righties).

  39. mt says:

    Everyone has talked about how much better it is that Phil does not use cutter. He is much better since he dithced it but one downside may be that at bats are longer – he never seems to be able to finish 0-2 counts and Red Sox may be wrong team to try to overpower with fastballs like he has overpowered other teams.

  40. The Real Greg says:

    And the BABIP begins

  41. Get Phelps Up says:

    Robinson Cano makes that play look routine.

  42. Brian S. says:

    It would be nice if the YES booth didn’t slobber all over that rat faced midget.

  43. Cuso says:

    Oh my God. Fake dive just to look gritty. And they’re gonna call it a web-gem. Lame.

    Nice hit Curtis

    • Jacob says:

      Not a fake dive, he is just so damn short he has to dive to get to everything and that makes him look like he is so great on Defense

  44. flamingo says:

    The past week has spoiled me. I cannot stand this YES booth.

    • RI$P FTW says:

      I want to cancel my Time Warner Cable, but I can’t imagine listening to the radio broadcasts. I’d end up muting them. ;)

  45. mt says:

    Angels get Greinke.

  46. Sterling just said nobody healthy on the Yankees besides Grandy makes it to second…did he already forget Ichiro was on the team?

  47. TheLastClown says:

    Curtis hit it almost too hard. Cook’s getting roasted tonight.

  48. Kramerica Industries says:

    Another hit that didn’t score the run.

    Not saying it would’ve been wise, per se, but it’s annoying all the same.

  49. Brian S. says:

    Granderson would have scored. God dammit Thompson.

  50. sangreal says:

    why just kay and flash tonight?

  51. RkyMtnYank says:

    If Robbie was running hard he would of made it to second easy!!

  52. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Stop holding the runners!!!

  53. The Real Greg says:

    Well done Mark

  54. Get Phelps Up says:

    Tex with the hustle!

  55. Kramerica Industries says:

    Tex beating that out.

    Woah.

  56. Hall and Nokes says:

    Wow, did Tex get to first on a motorcycle?

  57. Tom says:

    Wow what a terrible turn and throw by the tiny one… that should have been an easy double play. Kind of shotputted the ball to 2nd.

  58. forensic says:

    The Yankees must lead the universe in hits with a man on 2nd that don’t score anyone. Terrible reads constantly by baserunners over there on balls that are nowhere near being caught.

  59. Havok9120 says:

    Holy Christ. Tex with teh wheelz.

  60. Adam says:

    RAUL #13

  61. The Real Greg says:

    THE COUNT!

  62. Hummingbird S. says:

    Ibanez!!

  63. Kramerica Industries says:

    And now the atonement home run.

    Fantastic.

  64. Brian S. says:

    IBBY

  65. TheLastClown says:

    Yeah buddy! Hughes gotta cushion!

  66. Get Phelps Up says:

    Thanks Pedroia for not turning that DP!

  67. Cuso says:

    GRIENKE TO ANAHEIM

  68. Widget says:

    1st innings are not kind to the red sox at all against the Yankees. I like a lot.

  69. captain kiwi says:

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

  70. Brian S. says:

    Jones has been terrible ever since the last Boston series.

    • The Real Greg says:

      Its why I want Hairston. Better hitter against lefties and marginally worse than Jones against righties.

  71. TheLastClown says:

    Ichiro looks damn good in pinstripes.

  72. your mom says:

    Angels are a team to reckon with now. Yikes. I hate them overall but I like Trout and Trumbo.

    • Hall and Nokes says:

      Angels are bad for baseball

    • They were a team to be reckoned with before the Grienke move. I still think we could beat them in a best of 7. If we have homefield, that is because apparently the Yankees cannot win at Angels Stadium.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        Well, Greinke wasn’t exactly fantastic in the playoffs last year, so there’s that.

        But, in general, they have the best front-3, and then Haren to boot if he can stay healthy. That’s a fantastic rotation – expect lots of low scoring games in the playoffs.

        That is, of course, if they get there. I can’t stress enough the play-in game factor.

  73. TheLastClown says:

    Now THERE’S a ball you should dive for!

  74. Cuso says:

    Nice, Cook. Tear the towel. Break your hand on the dugout roof….

    Smithers: “Egggggcellent!”

  75. The Real Greg says:

    Great comeback by Hughes. Keep it up.

  76. Widget says:

    Offense comes right back and scores, Hughes puts up a shutdown inning. ARE YOU HAPPY GREG????????

  77. Jacob says:

    Am I the only one that thought Robbie looked a little slow getting up on that one? 2nd time in last two games, not good

  78. Arya says:

    Nice bounce back inning by Phil. Now let’s see Ichiro hit one over the RF wall in his YS debut.

  79. Tom says:

    Phil needed that inning…. One more semi-quick inning and his pitch count will be back to normal.

  80. your mom says:

    So what is Texas’ knee jerk reaction? All out for Shields or Johnson???

    • Havok9120 says:

      That would be depressing, but I could see it happening.

    • Tom says:

      Wouldn’t mind either going there. Johnson has the most upside but I think he has 200IP once in his career.

      The only thing I worry about is if they do the deal with Olt and just some filler. Olt’s a decent prospect but he’s being talked up like he’s a future Wil Middlebrooks ;-) Would like to see them have to kick in one of their young arms as well to help start to thin a pretty deep farm system.

  81. flamingo says:

    Nice inning by Hughes.

  82. RI$P FTW says:

    What would Sterling’s HR call be for Ichiro? (sorry if this was already discussed earlier in the week)

    “It’s the Ichi and scratchy show!”

    “He hit that right into Lake Ichi-goomy!”

    “So zooky…so strong-y!”

    “Ichiro…into the 10th row!”

    “Me so horny! ME SO HORNAY!!!”

    I got carried away. He prob won’t hit a HR.

  83. TheLastClown says:

    Good to see folks @ YSIII excited for Ichiro.

  84. Are the fans at the stadium cheering for Ichiro just cause he’s new, or because they think he’s still Ichiro?

  85. The Real Greg says:

    Ichiro has made hard contact ever since coming over

  86. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Joined the broadcast just in time for Ibanez’s homer. Unfortunately it looks like I missed a good Greg post to respond to (the claim that Nova and Phil don’t strike people out consistently despite the fact that they obviously do). I’ll get ‘em next time.

  87. The Real Greg says:

    Dont trust him at all.

  88. Hummingbird S. says:

    HR Phil at his best

  89. your mom says:

    Wow, is Oakland for real?

  90. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow that’s pathetic Phil

  91. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Only Hughes can let Carl Crawford would hit two hard hit balls.

  92. Kramerica Industries says:

    Three home runs given up Hughes in his last four innings of work.

    I guess the non-HR Phil was a blip on the radar.

  93. The Real Greg says:

    Get him out

  94. Brian S. says:

    Trade Hughes

  95. Jacob says:

    homer to crawford? What does Greg have to say

  96. Get Phelps Up says:

    This is another great example of why this new WC system is utter crap. The Angels have now pretty clearly distinguished themselves as a top team in the AL and unless something spectacular happens and they catch Texas, they’ll have to put all of that at risk in ONE GAME against an inferior team.

    • Widget says:

      remember when everyone talked that the top 3 AL East teams would make the playoffs. Now it’s looking like the top 3 AL West teams. Crazy.

      • captain kiwi says:

        the “the angels” angels have worried me for a while this season. i’m not as confident playing against them now as i was back in may. starting to feel the same for the a’s. what the hell happened there?

    • Cuso says:

      You never know. Texas is having pitching issues right now and two weeks ago it was almost certain they’d be getting either Hamels OR Greinke.

      Now if they do go after either Shields or JJ, they will probably have to give up Profar. If Texas doesn’t budge on their Profar stance, Anaheim could easily catch them.

  97. Tom says:

    Not sure why you would speed up Crawford’s bat until he shows he could do something other than swing feebly at an outside fastball.

  98. Widget says:

    hughes sucks.

  99. flamingo says:

    Memo to Red Sox: you can’t win by hitting home runs, so don’t bother. Thanks.

  100. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Flyball Phil
    Would be a beast at Petco.

  101. your mom says:

    Okay Phil, no more runs.

  102. Hummingbird S. says:

    it looks like Phil’s curve is not fooling anyone..

  103. Reggie C. says:

    It’s an arms race in the al west. Rangers might land Josh Johnson this weekend.

  104. Jacob says:

    STRAWMAN IN THE HOUSE!

  105. Mr. Pink says:

    Phil Hughes is garbage. When all you have is two below average pitches and you don’t get the ball on the ground, you’re going to get bitch slapped around, especially in the AL East. They say solo homeruns don’t kill you but Hughes seems to give up several a start. I haven’t been fooled by the 2-3 decent starts he’s strung together. He’s definitely been the weak link in the rotation. Every time he starts against a good offensive team like the Angels or Red Sox he gets hammered.

  106. Erica says:

    GOD MEREDITH’S VOICE MAKE IT STOP.

  107. Arya says:

    Meredith just talks in one long sentence in the same tone of voice. Why doesn’t Kim Jones come back?

  108. Reggie C. says:

    They really give Marakovits a long leash. She just keeps on goin on.

  109. your mom says:

    Cook looks so hittable, no reason that we can’t chase him from this game early.

  110. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Joba throwing in 3 digits wow threw mid 90s with a tear in his elbow. Joba is cyborg.

  111. The Real Greg says:

    Damn

  112. Get Phelps Up says:

    Lol

  113. Erica says:

    Yeah, Grandy!

  114. Mr. Pink says:

    We’re going to need a lot more BABIP luck like that to beat a sinkerballer like Cook.

  115. Widget says:

    Cano, walks are ok.

  116. your mom says:

    Swung at ball 3.

  117. Erica says:

    Michael Kay just peed himself (fakes to third, fakes to first… oh, Jeff Nelson).

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      Michael Kay is gonna be like, the saddest person ever when that move is eliminated next year.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      The fact that he always needs to throw in the Jeff Nelson facsimile never stops annoying me.

      • Erica says:

        This time he actually didn’t; it just feels weird typing anything involving Michael Kay and “first to third” if I don’t include “Jeff Nelson.”

        Michael Kay is like your dependably weird uncle – you know he’s going to say something ridiculous ALL the time, so it’s best to smile and nod… smile and nod.

  118. Hummingbird S. says:

    this guy takes forever between pitches

  119. Mr. Pink says:

    Each Yankee who swings and misses at an Aaron Cook pitch should be fined. The dude has got 3 strikeouts all year. Come on now!

  120. TheLastClown says:

    I hate that I actually flinch when the 3rd to 1st motions are gone through.

  121. Widget says:

    and swings at ball 4. Cano with men on is sad to watch.

  122. The Real Greg says:

    The double edge of Cano. That might have been ball 4

  123. Reggie C. says:

    JordanCote promoted to SI? That’s what the nightly game thread on minorleagueball.com is saying.

  124. Cano hasn’t had a single pitch near the strikezone this AB according to Gameday.

  125. Erica says:

    That was…odd.

  126. The Real Greg says:

    That’s an interesting play by Gonzalez

  127. your mom says:

    Well, semi productive at least.

  128. Erica says:

    Okay Tex! I’ll take the sac fly.

  129. The Real Greg says:

    And, hindsight and fallacy noted, that would have been the third out

  130. your mom says:

    Yay, Tex.

  131. Reggie C. says:

    That’s not a bad looking throw by Crawford. Good job by Teix. Hughes will need the run support.

  132. The Real Greg says:

    And now they are going to IBB Ibanez to face Jones

  133. Cuso says:

    Uh….is Jeter limping??

  134. Mr. Pink says:

    MOAR RUNZ PLEASE! You know Hughes is going to give up at least two homers next inning.

  135. Kevin G. says:

    Funny how the Rangers and Angels are both trying to make moves to bolster their team when we’re still gonna win the WS anyway. It’s kinda cute.

  136. your mom says:

    I’d IBB Raul to get to Jones too. Dudes been horrendous of late.

    • bobtaco says:

      Ever since the last Boston series, all he is doing is swinging for the fences. Not trying to do any situational hitting, which is frustrating.

  137. Nathan says:

    Weaver, Grienke, Wilson, Haren…that’s a scary rotation.

    Does our farm system not have the pieces to get a front-line pitcher? I think the Yankees still need that mythical “#2″ pitcher. Kuroda/Pettite and Hughes go down a slot and that is an awesome rotation.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      Pettitte and Kuroda are fine #2′s.

    • We’ve got two “#2′s” in Kuroda and Pettitte, 4 if Phil and Nova are pitching their absolute best.

      • oldmanalex says:

        I agree they are great number 2s, but they aren’t elite. If the playoff started tomorrow, I think we might have the weakest rotation (head to head) out of all the AL teams, especially after this Greinke thing. Michael Pineda was a good trade, i just wish we went for someone more established.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          The Cardinals won the World Series with Kyle Lohse as their number two last year. The rotation in July doesn’t matter. It’s all about who’s pitching the best in October, and that could be anyone.

          • oldmanalex says:

            yea that is true. All these mega pitching transactions in the last few years, without us being involved. Makes me jealous and insecure.

        • Nathan says:

          Yes, that is the point I’m trying to make. Don’t get me wrong, when Andy is on (and he was so on this year) he’s a terrific pitcher and Kuroda has been more than I ever expected.

          Perhaps I’m undervaluing our rotation and the “grass is greener” but other rotations are more impressive: Angels, Phillies, Giants, Nationals, and Rays to name a few.

          I know the Rays wouldn’t trade within the division, but if the Yankees could swing a trade for Shields, that sets up a strong 1-2 punch with CC.

    • Mr. Pink says:

      Our farm is full of guys with high potential which they may or may not tap into. They are so far away from the big leagues that they’re not considered blue chip prospects. At least until they prove themselves in AAA/MLB. Other teams like the Rangers and Angels have guys who teams can project in the big leagues. I’d sure be nice to have a Jean Segura, Mike Olt, or Jurickson Profar waiting in the wings either to use as trade bait or start in the big leagues but alas we traded away our only blue chipper in years for a guy with a noodle arm.

  138. The Real Greg says:

    Get Scott Hairston please.

  139. Hummingbird S. says:

    Andruw looks done. Time to get a real bat for the bench.

  140. Jacob says:

    We need swish back so bad Girardi is the only one in the park at wants jones facing a righty

  141. Widget says:

    Jones should be benched ASAP. That was pathetic and frankly inexcusable.

  142. your mom says:

    Fuck Jones. Please get healthy Swish.

  143. Tom Q says:

    OK, really deep-in-the-weeds question: do you think the four balls thrown on an intentional walk impact a pitch count the same way standard pitches do? Technically, yes, they’re thrown — but generally without any power behind them, using up less. It just seems if, say, a pitcher issued two or three IWs in a game, his pitch count could look misleadingly high.

  144. The Real Greg says:

    My guess

    Fred Lynn, Rickey Henderson, Josh Hamilton

  145. Cuso says:

    Answer to Trivia: Griffey, Yount & Hamilton?

  146. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    I am so happy that Cash Ninja avoided getting Crawford that guy is not worth it at all.

  147. Jacob says:

    If baseball had an amnesty Alex is the easy choice right?

  148. Erica says:

    SERIOUSLY PHIL SERIOUSLY??????????

    SERIOUSLY?

    Seriously.

    Really.

  149. Kramerica Industries says:

    Give up some more home runs, Phil.

    For the love of God.

  150. Phil…come on man. You’re better than this. Aren’t you?

  151. Hummingbird S. says:

    BP pitcher… Phil should have pitched to Cano at the HR derby

  152. JobaWockeeZ says:

    LOL.

  153. Reggie C. says:

    Hughes can’t stop giving up the solo jobs.

  154. Widget says:

    why give him a fastball? that’s all that clown can hit. nice job Hughes. Ass.

  155. The Real Greg says:

    Although Flaherty is saying that was a good pitch

  156. Jacob says:

    Phil when I said 6 IP 4 ER I DID NOT MEAN IT!

  157. captain kiwi says:

    HOLY SHIT.

    phil hughes: “s’all good guys, they’re only solo shots”

  158. Widget says:

    I wish we had a catcher that could actually hit. Angers me that we don’t.

  159. Nathan says:

    Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me?

    Hughes is going to give up six solo shots the way he’s pitching.

    I don’t remember him being so homer prone. Either way, Hughes is NOT a front-end starter.

  160. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Ok get phelps up now.

  161. Brian S. says:

    If the Yankees really loved Hughes they would set him free.

  162. Erica says:

    I never really got mad about AJ Burnett because it was expected that he’d do SOMETHING stupid.

    Phil? Yeah. Yeah, I’m really irate right now.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      The only flaw to Hughes’ game is the flyball rate. I honestly don’t know why it’s even attempted to fix it.

      Peripherals at this point only mitigate the damage.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        it;s not even being attempted*

        • Erica says:

          And he’s just so inconsistent in his starts, too. One day he’s so on point it’s scary; others, like a game I went to in April opening weekend, we were down 7-1 and he was getting booed mercilessly. So who knows.

  163. your mom says:

    Boston game plan: Sit fastball, swing for the fences.

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

    Yankees need to put the balls in a humidor before Hughes’ starts.

  165. The Real Greg says:

    Basically get him through the fifth and then get him out.

  166. Mr. Pink says:

    Hughes is doing a shitty job of giving the Yankees a chance to win. Way to put pressure on the offense Hughes!

  167. your mom says:

    Get a run back here.

  168. Robinson Tilapia says:

    You all better make this entertaining if the rest of us have to sit through the “TOO MANY HOME RUNS BY DAH HUGHES 2NIGHT” bullshit all night.

    By the way, too many home runs by dah Hughes 2night.

  169. Andy says:

    RUSS THE BUS

  170. Reggie C. says:

    Jacked!!!

  171. Erica says:

    RUSS BUS! ALL ABOARD!

  172. Pat D says:

    I’m having more fun watching my parents play ball with my niece than I am watching this game.

    And as I say that, Russell shows off his muscle.

  173. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Not too many home runs by da Yanks, though. RUSSELL LIVES!!!!

  174. The Real Greg says:

    YEEHAA!

  175. Kramerica Industries says:

    Power up Mussell.

    The park is playing small tonight.

  176. JobaWockeeZ says:

    When Russell hits a hard HR to left field like that you know you suck at being a pitcher.

  177. Get Phelps Up says:

    RUSSELL!!

  178. Hummingbird S. says:

    RUSS!!

  179. Mr. Pink says:

    Great. Now hit six more of those and this game will be Hughes proof.

  180. Widget says:

    thank you Martin. I take back the mean words I said earlier.

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

    The balls are flying out of Coors stadium east tonight.

  182. Havok9120 says:

    I would’ve sworn that that was gone off the bat.

  183. Reggie C. says:

    James bond is on NBC.

  184. Jacob says:

    Honestly Martin has no right to pimp that home run, that disgusts me when he is hitting .189(?) and he is pimping home runs..

  185. Betty Lizard says:

    Russell!
    My baseball boyfriend steps it up.

    • Erica says:

      There you are!!!

      • Betty Lizard says:

        I’ve been working –er, “working” too hard and the whole Oakland nightmare followed by the Alex HBP really depressed me. I had to rehab with a large dose of Eureka.

        (Oh, and I miss Andy too. Sniff.)

        But . . . Joba! And Itchiro! I’m hoping Girardi will start calling Itchiro “Suzi”.

        • Erica says:

          I don’t blame you! That was a very trying West Coast excursion. I myself missed the A-Rod HBP and refuse to watch any footage of it. No need. Seeing Mariano go down was bad enough.

          Ichiro** Heh, though if Girardi called Ichiro “Suzi” that would just be too silly. Maybe “Itchy.”

    • ropeadope says:

      Are you still in possession of that “special pie” you whipped up for Mr. Martin during the last homestand? With the team back home, might be he’d like a taste.

  186. The Real Greg says:

    Despite all the runs, this game is going pretty quickly for a Yanks-Sox affair.

  187. Mr. Pink says:

    We’ve got a decent lead. Girardi please take Hughes out before he gives up a grand slam to Nick Punto!

  188. CS Yankee says:

    In response to the Angels signing, Ninja needs to strike back with something like;

    1) Hughes/Nova/CoJo for Halladay…Phils need $ relief
    2) Hughes/CoJo/DBich/Liard for Vargas…M’s need almost everything
    3) Hughes/Williams/Sanchez/pick any other for Stras…we ain’t afraid to throw him 30 more innings this year.

    Need another ace, 2012 version.

  189. Six more outs, no more runs Phillip and I will consider this a decent outing.

  190. TheLastClown says:

    Twitter: repository of joy & mirthfulness.

  191. Kramerica Industries says:

    2-2 pitch = ball

    Same pitch 3-2 = strike

    I love dumbassed umps, at least, when it works in the Yankees’ favour.

  192. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    We all know Hughes is no Ace. He’s at best a number two, more realistically a number three.

    I’m not sure what you all were expecting. Hot humid night (as Kay pointed out)+homer-prone pitcher+very good Red Sox offense would all lead you to believe that, yeah, Hughes would give up a few HRs tonight.

    I’m glad they’re all solo shots. If you’re a homer-prone pitcher that’s what you have to try for.

    So was I hoping Hughes would do better tonight? Sure. Am I surprised by what’s happened though? Not really.

    Anyway, the game’s not over yet. Maybe he’ll have a nice start after all. We don’t have all the info yet.

    • Havok9120 says:

      You’re being too reasonable regarding Hughes. You’ve got to let him polarize you and then get MADDDD at anyone sitting on the other pole.

    • All i see is blah blah blah LOGIC LOGIC LOGIC blah blah blah SPEAKING LOGICALLY ABOUT PHIL HUGHES blah blah blah blah.

      That’s not allowed here.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      If he gave up hard liners because he’s trying to pitch low to avoid HR’s and still sucks I wouldn’t care as much. He would be trying to cover up the only thing holding him back and I can respect that. He’s still serving high meatballs to sucky hitters who are able to hit bombs. That’s not good.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

        1) He doesn’t suck.

        2) I’d absolutely care because right now Hughes is pretty decent. I don’t want him fiddling with something new in the middle of the season when he’s really doing fairly well now.

  193. Brian S. says:

    full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count full count

  194. Widget says:

    If this game was on FOx or ESPN they’d be showing the 2009 steal of home by Lulsbury over and over and over again.

  195. Mr. Pink says:

    0-0
    0-1
    0-2
    1-2
    2-2
    3-2

    Walk or Homerun.

    This is the story of Phil Hughes.

  196. Nathan says:

    All the years I was reading about Hughes as a #1 prospect and future ace, I’m thinking I was being fooled by the Yankee prospect phenomenon.

    Against good offenses come playoff time, I don’t think I trust Hughes with a playoff start. Surely not in a short series.

    What the hell happened to his cutter that he used out of the bullpen with success?

  197. Oprah Winfrey says:

    YOU get a full count! And YOU get a full count! Full counts for everybody!!!

  198. captain kiwi says:

    oh wow, i didn’t realize hughes was at 90 pitches already.

  199. Robinson Tilapia says:

    By the way Phil Hughes breathes/clenches his jaw/grabs his right nut, you can tell he’s not a starting pitcher. Should have traded him, Mason Williams, a Plouffy bag of weed, and time machine to last week for COAL HAMMMMELS.

  200. your mom says:

    Is it possible for Hughes to develop a slider to use against righties?

  201. Jacob says:

    This game is going reasonably fast, something has to give

  202. Brian S. says:

    I stopped watching because Huse was pissing me off.

  203. The Real Greg says:

    I say let Hughes go batter to batter in the sixth.

  204. Cuso says:

    Has anyone ever noticed that the guy in the State Farm arena fan-cam commercial is the same guy in the Nationwide vanishing deductible (“this is weird, but awesome!”) Commercial?

    Selling the same product (auto insurance) for different companies.

  205. The Real Greg says:

    Cant pinch hit for Ibanez because Jones is DH’ing and Nix is a shitty outfielder

  206. Mr. Pink says:

    Franklin Morales. Just another pitcher who was unbearably bad with the Rockies and suddenly is becomes good with an AL team.

  207. The Real Greg says:

    And he walks him.

  208. The Real Greg says:

    Get Scott Hairston

  209. Fin says:

    Lol, reading this thread you would think Hughes gave up 8 runs in 2 innings and was pulled. He can give up solo shots all day, and since he walks very few thats what they usually are. Hes not pitching a great game, but its not awful either.

  210. DERP says:

    If we get through this inning without allowing a run, we win. It’s that simple.

  211. Mr. Pink says:

    Andruw looks lost at the plate. I guess he’s only usable at Fenway…

  212. DERP says:

    Is there a bigger POS than Adam Jones? Stupid mojo just hit a GS.

  213. Brian S. says:

    6-3. Not half bad I guess.

  214. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice final inning by Phil.. quality start, right?

  215. Get Phelps Up says:

    So in the end, despite all the homers and panicing, Hughes ends up going 6IP, 3R against a very good offense.

    Not bad.

  216. vicki says:

    here’s my plan for 3B: alex gordon; then move him to the outfield next year. his contract ain’t great but he’s cheaper than swish would be. what would it take?

  217. The Real Greg says:

    This little slide by Chaves could force Cashman into action a little bit.

  218. Erica says:

    Crawford.

  219. Andy says:

    Ichiro is ripping the ball. Must have 5 or 6 line outs as a yank

  220. Get Phelps Up says:

    Man, If that gets past Crawford…inside the parker.

  221. Tom says:

    Crawford – elite defender

    …. 5 years ago

  222. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    Lol

  223. Karl Krawfid says:

    You have to think Ichiro is gonna go off soon right?

    hitting rockets man.

  224. Nathan says:

    Ichiro may not have the official hits but he isn’t giving up weak groundouts or bad contact. He’s hitting the balls very well.

  225. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Carl showing some gracefull moves there.

  226. your mom says:

    I bet Girardi sends Hughes out again.

  227. Nathan says:

    Speaking of Crawford, you know the guy or someone near him reads/hears all the stuff about him. Boston wants to get rid of him after just one year. I’m sure both sides wish they could do a playground “DO OVER!”.

  228. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Phil Hughes breathes. Therefore, he is a terrible pitcher.

  229. Pat D says:

    I still think that tagline should be “Legends Remembered, Heroes Born.”

  230. Erica says:

    Does anyone else here watch “Yankees on Deck”?

    It is so delightful.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      At the gym, sometimes, yeah. It’s really sweet.

    • It was/is marketed towards children, so I never even watched it…what exactly is it?

      • Erica says:

        But it would be perfect for you!!!

        It’s a program that the Yanks film during Spring Training – they go out and bond with each other (I think D-Rob and Boone, maybe, did archery last year?), give fitness tips, Derek Jeter tells a joke… it’s actually just fun in general to watch.

        • sounds like a fun time…I lied I actually caught a few minutes of it one day while waiting for an encore of some game I missed and D-Rob and Gardner where going go-carting. I’ll definitely check it out. If i don’t enjoy it though…I’m coming after you. ;)

          • Erica says:

            The go-karting episode was great! I think D-Rob won their race. I love them so.

            What, but I’m not responsible for the programming! I’m just doing free PR!

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          It actually is a lot of fun to watch. They really look like they’re enjoying themselves on the show.

  231. Somebody better be up in the pen if Phil starts the 7th…

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

    Did the fucking Angels really just land Greinke?

    Damn they’re gonna be a bitch to beat in the playoffs.

    • The Real Greg says:

      I don’t know. WE blasted Greinke last year when he was with the Brewers. And we will hopefully have homefield in the AL

      • Get Phelps Up says:

        We won’t because of Bud Selig.

        For that reason I hope the Angels overtake Texas or we finish with the 2nd best record. I really don’t want to start a best of 5 in that shithole in Anaheim.

      • MannyGeee says:

        This, and we hit Weaver pretty good last time we saw him (injury shortened, granted)…

        Meh, let’s see them get in and past the 1 game playoff first before we crown their asses.

    • your mom says:

      On paper they are solid. But look what happened to Philly last year. Anything can happen. I’ll laugh my ass off if the A’s beat them for the final WC.

    • Arya says:

      They might have to win the 1 game playoff just to get in. That game will be a crapshoot. They very well could end up going against Verlander in that game, you just never know.

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

        Let’s hope that’s how it plays out. I bet the rangers go get Josh Johnson now.

        • MannyGeee says:

          They were in on him hard even before the Greinke news… M

        • Nathan says:

          Do the Rangers really need another starter?

          Darvish, Holland, Harrison, Oswalt…I know Lewis went down but they appear to have four solid pitchers.

          Or am I missing something and someone isn’t pitching well in their rotation?

  233. Reggie C. says:

    Worst opening ceremonies ever.

    Yea,gonna switch back to the Yanks.

  234. Send him out for the 8th!!!!

    /half kidding.

  235. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Did Phil Hughes just mouth “suck ma balls, RAB” while walking off the mound?

  236. Thaaaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    7 innings, 3 runs…take that alllll day

  237. Get Phelps Up says:

    Really good job by Phil.

  238. MartinRanger says:

    How about that? Worst Pitcher Ever Phil Hughes posts 7IP, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.

    What I don’t understand is how you guys trust Nova more at this point. He walked 6 SEATTLE MARINERS. And he’s giving up just as many home runs.

  239. MannyGeee says:

    So yeah… Who knew Hughes would give up 3 homers and still throw a quality start? Mind…. BLOWNNNN

  240. Tom says:

    6IP, 3ER… kind of an iffy quality start
    7IP, 3ER… good start. (even with no Ortiz, this is a pretty quality offense in a tough home park to pitch in)

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I’d have taken 6/3 from him against Boston’s offense. That’s really all you can ask from a back-end guy.

      • Laz says:

        I told myself that before the game. If Hughes can go 6 innings and only give up 3 runs then they would most likely win. Cook is a very hittable pitcher, especially when you got some strong guys that can muscle that sinker higher.

  241. your mom says:

    Boston: 3 HRs and 15 pop-ups tonight.

  242. MartinRanger says:

    Honestly if you don’t believe Phil is a viable, if not ace-level, starting pitcher at this point…what the hell do you want? Hughes is doing a decent Brad Radke impression, and you know, I’ll take that.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      He’s definitely turning back into a competent starter. It’s great to see.

    • Laz says:

      I wouldn’t go to ace-level. But I still think that he could be a solid #3 starter for us. He still gives up the HR, but is a strong pitcher otherwise.

  243. DERP says:

    Seth Smith doing great work in Baltimore. Good job playing Chris Davis in left.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      Who would’ve thought an Oakland/Baltimore game would have importance this late in the season.

      Second wild card, everybody.

      • MannyGeee says:

        FUCK the second WC…. Every swingin dick team sitting at .500 thinks they have a chance at a run, and it’s kinda depressing… Kinda like a cougar who still thinks she’s got it but everyone is just laughing at her…

        Really, the 2nd wild card reeks of desperation….

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          “Every swingin dick team sitting at .500 thinks they have a chance at a run, and it’s kinda depressing”

          That’s the point. More teams in the race = more interest. That’s what MLB hopes, anyway.

  244. Get Phelps Up says:

    Andrew Miller makes me really appreciate the Yankees facial hair policy.

  245. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Hughes just went 7 innings and gave up three runs.

    This is fucking hilarious. Loving it.

  246. Erica says:

    Oh, Robbie. Dear Robbie.

  247. your mom says:

    Hit a HR Cano!

  248. Cuso says:

    Does anyone know what the corresponding move of sending A-Rod to the DL was?

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

    Not a bad game for a number 5 starter, as someone referred to Hughes above.

  250. your mom says:

    Anyone know if Hughes is on a innings limit this season?

  251. Erica says:

    What are those people in the stands chanting? Is it a bootleg tomahawk chop?

  252. Sigh…I have to leave for the bus. Tonight has been fun, but I highly doubt the game will still be going on by the time I get home, at least I finally bought the MLB At Bat app to listen on the bus. I’ll find out if the 7 minute delay is true.

  253. Arya says:

    That ball was at the chest. Terrible call.

  254. MannyGeee says:

    Wow…,pretty gracious strike 3 call on tex there…

  255. your mom says:

    I’m thinking Betances best case scenario is Andrew Miller.

  256. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    The Hughes hate on this site is ludicrous. He’s actually been GOOD this year. Is the irrational anger because he hasn’t been the ultra-mega-super-duper Ace like everybody thought originally, which was YEARS ago?

    90% of prospects don’t pan out at all. The fact that Hughes is now a quality homegrown Yankee starter is a HUGE victory, and I’m really happy for him. He went through a lot to reach this point.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Agreed.

    • your mom says:

      He’s improved a lot but his HR proneness gives me high anxiety everytime out, unless we’re blowing out the other team. Props to Phil though.

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

      People are always expecting him to implode. Guess he’s gonna have to keep pitching well for a little longer before Yankee universe trusts him.

    • MannyGeee says:

      I take blame for starting the hat this morning for saying I was half expecting a clunker from Hughes tonight… My bad, folks

    • Nathan says:

      I know I need to get over it but when I see Hughes/Joba I think “That could have been Halladay”.

      Irrational I know. Hughes and Joba have helped the Yankees win in ’09 and are talented guys. Perhaps a piece is, as you mentioned, the ultra hype that comes with being a Yankee prospect.

      • Laz says:

        Thing is there is also the payroll situation to think of. Halladay is making $20M per season. Hughes and Joba haven’t turned out the way we hoped, but they are quite a bit cheaper, there is only so high your payroll can go.

    • Tom says:

      So I’m assuming that wasn’t a run on contact play?

      And if it wasn’t why is Jones running? (2nd and 3rd is better than 1st and 2nd)

  257. The Real Greg says:

    Nice play by Jeter. That was not easy.

  258. DERP says:

    This game is moving too quickly.

  259. your mom says:

    God I hate Rat-face!

  260. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Drob starting to get back to pre injury shape.

    • Andy says:

      He’s been great all season. 3 Earned runs since he got back

      • MartinRanger says:

        Results have been good but his command hasn’t been crisp, especially with the fb, until recently. He was striking guys out with 92 mph fastballs drifting over the middle, that sort of thing. Now he’s hitting corners again.

  261. Erica says:

    Brilliant, D-Rob.

  262. your mom says:

    What happened to Agon’s power?

    • MartinRanger says:

      Ortiz stole it.

    • MannyGeee says:

      Forgot to bring it with him from San Diego… Funny, someone told me he would hit 50 homers outside of Petco… A cautionary tale for everyone beating their dicks for Chase Headley…

      Jus sayin….

      • FIPster Doofus says:

        Gonzalez was MVP-caliber last season. He’s probably hurt.

        • Fin says:

          His power was still below what people expected last year. It doesnt take away from how good he was, but his power is not what was expected from him.

          • FIPster Doofus says:

            Career ISO: .213
            2011 ISO: .210

            • Fin says:

              My point was, that people expected his power to go up outside of SD especially in Fenway and with his ability to go the other way. Not only did it not go up, it went slightly down, and is way down this year.

  263. MartinRanger says:

    Sterling’s usually full of crap but he was talking about D-Rob’s delivery, and how fluid and perfect it is when he’s right. And sure enough I think his delivery has smoothed out over the past 3-4 outings.

  264. DERP says:

    Chavez gets a hit off Melancon. Maybe a home run.

  265. Erica says:

    Yay for Jones!

  266. The Real Greg says:

    Time to get him over and get him in

  267. Kevin G. says:

    uh oh

  268. Erica says:

    Oh SHIT!

  269. DERP says:

    lol at us

  270. captain kiwi says:

    hr ichiro! leggo

  271. The Real Greg says:

    Go Cashman!

  272. MannyGeee says:

    Ah fuck, there goes Eric Chavez for the season.

  273. Arya says:

    And that’s the end of the Chavez experiment.

  274. The Twiddler says:

    oh jeez.

  275. Erica says:

    Don’t break Chavez!

  276. your mom says:

    Wild are we???

  277. MartinRanger says:

    This shit has got to stop.

  278. Nathan says:

    Oh fuckers are trying to kill our injury-prone injury replacement third basemen!

    • your mom says:

      Kinda like chess, take out the pawns first.

    • MannyGeee says:

      It’s funny because EVERYONE here thought the same thing….. See comments above.

    • Betty Lizard says:

      And even knowing there’s no causal connection, my first reaction was I wanted someone on the Red Sox to die.

      This from a pacifist, LOL.

      I need a mantra or something as an antidote to all these plunkings.

  279. Karl Krawfid says:

    Sterling Ichiro call.

    Can’t wait!

  280. your mom says:

    Bunt Ichiro!

  281. TheLastClown says:

    Odd that Ichiro would show bunt. It seems like a good spot to choose to hit a HR.

  282. Defensive Indifference says:

    Why would you bunt against a pitcher who can’t get outs?

  283. captain kiwi says:

    sonuvabitch.

  284. DERP says:

    Pedroia better watch his shit tomorrow.

  285. Kevin G. says:

    Ichiro still has some wheels

  286. The Real Greg says:

    There’s the speed.

  287. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Activate joba tomorrow and hit Pedroia.

  288. MartinRanger says:

    well that was lame. But it’s nice to have that kind of speed again.

    Come on Martin, flyball.

  289. Andy says:

    Get hot Russ

  290. Nathan says:

    Run, Ichiro, run!

  291. MartinRanger says:

    That wasn’t what you were supposed to do Russell.

  292. TheLastClown says:

    S’ok. They don’t need anymore runs. Soriano, save totals, etc.

  293. MannyGeee says:

    Wow… Andruw has to hold there… Wrong side of the infield, dude

  294. Andy says:

    Jones has his hands on his hips as the pitch is thrown. Not saying he would have been safe, but since little league you are taught to have a walking lead towards home when you are at third.

  295. DERP says:

    Did Jones smile as he got tagged out? Because that is not acceptable.

  296. MartinRanger says:

    Can I just say how amazingly grateful I am that Soriano is probably coming into a save situation next inning and I feel no less apprehensive about this possibility than I would with the current Mo?

  297. Erica says:

    Grandyslam c’mon do it do it

  298. MannyGeee says:

    Time for a Grandy-slam… That would be sweet.

  299. OMG! Bagels! says:

    I’ve never seen a Yankee Red Sox game go this quickly.

  300. Tom says:

    Come on Grandy… put this into Qualls territory.

  301. DERP says:

    I can has Grandyslam?

  302. your mom says:

    Granderslam please???

  303. Nathan says:

    Granderson grand slam…Joe goes to Rapada, Rapada walks two in and Joe calls in Sori.

    Just my prediction.

  304. The Real Greg says:

    A GRANDY SLAM!

  305. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Grandslam for the GRANDYMAN!

  306. Tom says:

    Get Qualls up baby!

  307. Arya says:

    GRANDERSLAM!!!!!!!!

  308. MartinRanger says:

    Kinda feel sorry for Mark. I’m still attached to him despite the uniform.

  309. DERP says:

    Melancon just got Grandersowned.

  310. MannyGeee says:

    AHHHHH………… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome!

  311. Rooting for U.S. Steel says:

    Aaaand Rafael Soriano’s night is over.

  312. your mom says:

    Lil Jon says,”YYYYYEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!”

  313. DERP says:

    Melancon’s reaction was the best part of that.

  314. Erica says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  315. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Back in the day I thought Melancon was going to be groomed as the Mo replacement.

    Oh how times have changed.

  316. xnyles says:

    LOL Grandy said “el diablo” in the dugout.

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

    That was a shrewd move by the Sux trading for Melancon

    • MannyGeee says:

      Smartest FO in the game…. Meanwhile they are looking for a SS, which is what they gave away for him.

      Sweet irony.

  318. DERP says:

    Unfortunate that Soriano can’t pad his stat total.

  319. Tom says:

    Hey Ben C….

    How’s the Lowrie for Melancon trade working out?

    Better or worse than the Reddick for Bailey deal?

    • Nathan says:

      Reddick is having a pretty good season out in Oakland. I’ve watched a few A’s games on TV and if he’s not throwing guys out he’s hitting balls out of the park.

    • MannyGeee says:

      And Lowrie isn’t exactly turned into a pumpkin in Houston either, you know… He’s been having a nice little season down there…

  320. your mom says:

    This game is Qualls and Rapada proof.

  321. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Mark Melancon: Embedded Yankee.

  322. Fin says:

    time to head to overthemonster for some hilarity.

  323. Cuso says:

    hahaha. YES cameramen not nice. Major botch.

    Forget the ball flight. Zoom in on Mark’s face instead….poor kid

  324. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Ichiro is in shock he has never seen his team score 10 runs.

    • Nathan says:

      Not in a game…not in a series either, lately.

    • Tom says:

      Hell he probably didn’t know what to do when he got to 3rd base.

      “You mean I can go home and score a run? Twice in one game? Is this some kind of new guy hazing ritual?”

  325. DERP says:

    Keep Robertson in so he can pick up the save.

  326. josh0909 says:

    Melancon’s reaction made that home run so much more enjoyable. His reaction was priceless.

  327. OMG! Bagels! says:

    I remember being so excited about Melancon when he was in the Yankee system.

  328. Dino Velvet says:

    tOO many homers.

    /msm

  329. Jacob says:

    Don’t cry fellas I am back

  330. The Real Greg says:

    That slam was set up by the great at bat by Jeter, but also the speed of Ichiro to not hit into the DP.

  331. OMG! Bagels! says:

    When was the name Cody popular? I don’t remember that trend and I hope it’s over.

  332. DERP says:

    Alroldis Eppley

  333. OMG! Bagels! says:

    No joy in Mudville. I mean Boston.

  334. Bubba says:

    If a 7 run lead in the top of the ninth isn’t Qualls-ville, why is he even on the roster?

  335. your mom says:

    Salty with his predicatable hat trick. 4 out of the last 5 games against us. At least he has 2 HRs to show for it. I think he had a golden sombrero too.

  336. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Yankees should send over some popeyes chicken and beer to the redsox clubhouse

  337. DERP says:

    I think Eppley has more had more swinging strikes this inning than Cook has had all year.

  338. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    It is really really really awesome that Jeter is actually a good player this year.

    Just saying.

  339. MannyGeee says:

    Eppley went from doing his Chapman impression to doing his DRob impression. Now close it out and show me a little MO….

  340. Erica says:

    PWNNNN

  341. MannyGeee says:

    Didn’t untuck…. Bummer

  342. Chris says:

    Shortest Yankees/Red Sox game in history.

  343. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I love me some last place Boston Red Sox.

    YANKEES WIN!

  344. DERP says:

    Does anyone remember that game where the Yankees crushed the Red Sox in Yankee Stadium with Granderson hitting a grand slam in the ninth?

  345. The Real Greg says:

    Huge victory for the Yankees.

    Pressure is now totally off. Sox can only gain a game if they take the next two and the pitching matchups are in our favor.

  346. your mom says:

    NY Times headline tomorrow: “Cooked”

  347. DERP says:

    Orioles had the bases loaded against a lefty pitcher. Buck lets Betemit hit (.460 OPS against lefties) instead of pinch hitting Wieters (.910). Betemit strikes out on three pitches and the bat ends up in the stands.

  348. Jacob says:

    Wait when did Greg turn the game back on?

  349. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Hey, what up? Did I miss anything good?

  350. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Activate joba and hit pedroia in the leg too.

  351. DERP says:

    Crazy game in Baltimore

  352. Adayoff says:

    The latest day of a season in which the Yankees and Boston Red Sox faced each other was September 25, 1932, when the last place Red Sox defeated the first place Yankees on the last day of the season. the Yankees were historically great that year and the Red Sox were historically bad.

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