Game 98: Just Win (Again)

(Jared Wickerham/Getty)

(Jared Wickerham/Getty)

The Yankees did exactly what they were supposed yesterday: they took advantage of a(nother) Hiroki Kuroda gem, which was important because they dropped the first game of this three-game series. Tonight’s rubber game is rather important for both clubs — New York can’t afford to lose any more ground in any race and the Red Sox don’t want to fall into a tie with the Rays atop the division. Obviously, the Yankees’ situation is a little more dire.

Here’s the lineup Joe Girardi is running out there against right-hander Ryan Dempster, who is starting in place of the worn-down Jon Lester:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. 1B Lyle Overbay
  5. LF Vernon Wells
  6. DH Travis Hafner
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. C Chris Stewart
  9. 3B Luis Cruz

And on the mound is left-hander and birthday boy CC Sabathia. He turns 33 today. Happy birthday, big man. Go toss a gem.

It’s cloudy in Boston and it rained this afternoon, but there are no showers in the forecast tonight. It’s pretty cool as well, low-70s with just a little humidity. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 8pm ET and can be seen on ESPN. Enjoy.

Injury Updates: Derek Jeter (quad) has not resumed any baseball activity, but he did stand in the box and track pitches while Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes threw their between-starts bullpens … Curtis Granderson (hand) has started taking batting practice … Frankie Cervelli (hand, elbow) is taking dry swings.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. CS Yankee says:

    Thinking that Lester is being saved for their series against the Rays as they are the (much) stronger foe this season…if they get four against CC! The Yankees are likely screwed due to their two and a half bats hanging out with the AAA vets.

  2. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Simply wow MT @jonahkeri: Possibly craziest stat. Since 5/21, exactly 2 months ago, Yankees right-handed hitters have hit…3 HRs.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      Holy…shit. Wow.

      I know Nix hit one of those HRs against Texas. The other two? I’m guessing Stewie hit one of them. The other? Jeez.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

        Nix June 25 against Darvish
        Adams May 22 vs. Baltimore (O’Day)
        Tex June 4 against Cleveland (Kazmir)

        So 1 since June 4.

    • trr says:

      Is this possible?
      I guess so on this team

  3. Eddard says:

    This series needs to be won. CC needs to step up. A-Rod is not going to ride into Texas in white shining armor. They pushed him too hard just like they did with Jete and now they’ll both be delayed. CC vs Dumpster is the most favorable pitching match up you can get vs the Sox. Rays and Os ain’t losing.

  4. CONservative governMENt says:

    Sox need pitching reinforcements and have a strong, deep farm system. Maybe a Hughes/Joba package to Boston? What prospects would get it done?

  5. Oy says:

    Pena was designated by the Astros. Surprisingly, he’s hit lefties well this year (133 wRC+). Worth taking a shot at.

  6. Wheels says:

    nice Gardner

  7. DLSIII says:

    Fighting a groin…. LOL…..

  8. Kevin G. says:

    Wow what a break

  9. Wheels says:

    let’s capitalize on this

  10. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:


  11. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sox defense + base running = many lols

  12. MP says:

    Ha, idiots.

  13. dkidd says:

    Iglesias would have turned that into a double play

  14. Chip says:

    What in the name of speed and defense is going on here?

  15. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Way too close to take.

  16. FIPster Doofus says:

    Big hit. I was bracing for a GIDP.

  17. Wheels says:

    Yeah baby, 2 runs and counting

  18. DLSIII says:

    Yankees 4 hitter = DFA by red sux…..

  19. Bo Knows says:

    This is nice, also Kabak I hope your researching cooking methods for your hat.

    As a born Southern-boy may I recommend your hat bbq’d with a nice NC style vinegar dressing

  20. FIPster Doofus says:

    Hafner is terrible.

  21. Eddard says:

    Dumpster is a guy they can score more on but CC needs to be dominant tonight.

  22. dkidd says:

    2 runs might be all you get for your birthday, big man
    make it stand up

  23. Chip says:

    Hafner taking lessons from the Vernon Wells School of Kids Who Dont Hit Good and Can’t Play Either

  24. Eddard says:

    Hafner needs to be DFA’d. Problem is they rushed Alex and Jeter so they can’t move them into that DH role.

    They get so desperate they rush these guys. Alex – Set back. Jeter – 2 set backs. Frankie – Set back. Nuney – Set back. Learn how to manage injuries.

  25. Crime Dog says:

    I’m a Hafner fan for the most part, but I think its time to DFA him. This is bad, he has like a .550 OPS since May. I like the guy and think he’s better than this, but you cant keep just running him out there expecting it to get better. He’s looked worse and worse as times gone on too.

  26. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    I don’t care about hitting Ellsbury. Frankly I’d like a brawl so hit Ortiz too.

  27. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Victorino looked absolutely fooled

  28. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Take charge, Brett

  29. Dalek Jeter says:

    I forgot how much of a cock-slobber-fest a ESPN broadcasted Red Sox game is.

  30. dkidd says:

    anyone know if a-rod gets a new rehab clock or does he have to just sit around for 3 weeks?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

      They can petition for another rehab stint. I wouldn’t think there would be a problem getting it unless ARod fought against it.

  31. Dalek Jeter says:

    Dustin Pedroia having a conversation with John Kruk. There is an interview that must break some of the laws about torture from the Geneva Convention.

  32. SeventhAce says:

    Chris Stewart, Red Sox Killer

    /making shit up

  33. Kramerica Industries says:

    I like me some RISPY hits.

  34. Dalek Jeter says:

    Why would you ever throw a hittable strike to Robinson Cano with a runner at third? I mean, by all means, please keep doing it. But why would you?

  35. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    Please don’t break Ichiro. Seriously, my heart can’t take anymore injured Yankees.

  36. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    I 1/2 thought Dempster could throw that ball away to 1st the rate the Sox are going…

  37. Mickey Scheister says:

    There are a lot of white guys on this Boston team.

  38. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    It would be nice if the Orioles could lose maybe one game against one of the best teams in MLB. But I digress…

  39. Captain_Turbo says:

    The funniest part of the Stewart video is the d-bag Boston fan who tries to distract him by waving at him. He probably went home after the game to beat his wife and run a few minorities out of the neighborhood.

  40. Frank says:

    Although up 3-0, CC’s thrown almost as many pitches as Dempster.

  41. Dalek Jeter says:

    I still don’t understand why, in the world, Chris Davis hits 5th for the Orioles. It makes no sense at all.

    • rich says:

      But remember, absent ESPN worshipping everything Pedroia, you are not supposed to question anything Buck Showalter does. The greatest manager never to win a pennant.

  42. ExitCashman says:

    Any merit to this:

    Eduardo Nunez to the Mets for Marlon Byrd?

  43. CashmanNinja says:

    Why can’t Girardi give Neal or Mesa a chance at DH right now? Hafner is FINISHED. He looks flat out awful. Even his contact looks weak compared to earlier. At least earlier when he was slumping he was hitting sharp grounders into the shift. Now he’s rolling over every single pitch and is an automatic out. Let one of the younger, quicker guys try and do something because Hafner looks flat out terrible. Replacement level terrible.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

      I like Mesa (Obviously). Though he strikes out too much, so does Pronk and the balls he puts in play will be hit better. Neal is the same deal though probably with fewer K’s than Mesa or Hafner.

      • CashmanNinja says:

        I’m not a huge fan of Mesa or Neal, but at their worst they’ll produce what Hafner is doing (aka – nothing). Hafner strikes out a ton and makes weak contact. That’s it. Mesa does strike out a lot, but at least he’s got some speed to at least challenge defenders to make a not so routine play. Hafner is an automatic out. We need *something* done because running Hafner out there constantly is dreadful. It’s an automatic out behind Cano.

    • ExitCashman says:

      Because Cashman picked up Hafner to add left-handed power that Ibanez didn’t provide last year.

  44. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    Ok, I am goin to mix myself a bleach cocktail if I have to listen to the Pedroia interview and subsequent cock gobbling all night.

  45. Dalek Jeter says:

    Did they really just compare Dustin Pedroia, maybe one of the top 50 second basemen of all time in his best light, to Derek Jeter, one of the top 5 or 6 Short stops of all time easily?

  46. BigBlueAL says:

    Unfortunately I dont think 3 runs will be enough to win this game.

  47. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    wtf cc. Step it up please.

  48. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    these announcer are just so unprofessional.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      you mean salivating and slow mo replays over every single thing the Red Sox do isn’t neutral coverage?

    • rich says:

      What do you expect when their play by play guy literally gets paid by the Red Sox to be their radio announcer?

  49. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Just got here. CC’s in trouble I see.

  50. Frank says:

    RS will be in front by the 5th inning if not sooner. CC melting down already.

  51. Frank says:

    And there you go.

  52. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    I hate all of the things

  53. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    That’s just fucking awful CC.

  54. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fucking Sabathia.

  55. Hans Moleman says:

    Felt that one coming.

  56. Eddard says:

    This guy is not an ace anymore. 3 runs should be enough. It was for Hiroki. Unbelievable, another lead given up by CC.

  57. BigBlueAL says:

    Great pitch selection.

  58. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Mike Napoli can go fall off a bridge

  59. Chip says:

    We suck again

  60. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Button up your damn shirt scrub

  61. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Cashman Failed.

    should have signed Yu and let cc walk

  62. Jake says:

    Cc: leads are for pussies

  63. Pasta says:

    They are stealing signals glad to see he brought that over from toronto.

  64. nycsportzfan says:

    No one can give up 3-4 runs faster then CC. Seriously, that dude can give up runs in a fucking hurry!

  65. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    I knew 3 wouldn’t be enough.

  66. Cy Pettitte says:

    fuck Sabathia. These next few years will suck.

  67. Frank says:

    Not surprising at all. Have no faith all when this guy takes the bump. None at all.

  68. 28 this year says:

    Sanatoria is terrible. They need to figure something out with him. He should be able to adjust and the Yankees have guys like Andy Pettitte who should be able to help sanatoria get guys out with diminished velocity. This team is a mess.

    • 28 this year says:

      Sabathia, autocorrect

    • Bo Knows says:

      Who is Sanatoria?

      Also it’s not like flipping a switch, guys always struggle at least in the first year after losing their old velocity. Andy got hit hard while making the adjustment, so Did Moose and so will every pitcher who has ever lived or ever will live

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

      I don’t practice Sanatoria.. and I don’t got no crystal ball.. However, CC is a second half guy and a great pro. He should come back strong.

  69. ExitCashman says:

    The next time someone opts out of a long-term contract, let them go…

  70. Eddard says:

    Nova’s their #2 right now. Our 3-4-5 starters just aren’t very good anymore. Hughes might be pitching the best out of those 3 and that’s scary.

  71. nycsportzfan says:

    Way to earn that money CC!

  72. W.B. Mason Williams says:

    Yikes, this transition from hurler to pitcher has got as many blemishes as a pubescent kid that uses bacon as a pillow…

  73. Pasta says:

    Farell has a guy signaling in the signs girardi never learns.

    • Mikhel says:

      How do you know that?

      • Pasta says:

        They hit control pitchers really good
        Guys with movement kuroda not so good.
        Napoli knew what was coming. Like batting practice.

        • Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

          Not only that, that’s all Farell did in Toronto


          • Mikhel says:

            I wouldn’t put the blame on a team stealing signs and not signaling the mediocrity of CC this season. Besides if they are tipping them, they would just simply not swing at Kuroda’s breaking stuff because most of those pitchers are out of the strike zone.

            Are other teams stealing Yankees signs EVERY time CC and Pettitte pitch?

            Lets not forget there are hitter who can handle better the fastball than breaking pitches.

            Before I say the Bosox hitters are receiving tips on pitches, I would first analyze every single player’s history on breaking balls and fastballs before this season, and if there is a significant change in their approach, then I might say there is something wrong, a spike where it shouldn’t be, then again I rely on concrete info instead of hearsay or “it looks like a guy with a towel is relying signals” (there are far better ways: a small waterproof receiver embedded in the helmet and a guy relying signals to the batters).

            Look at Puig, the guy is batting a ton, and it is not because he is batting on tipped pitches, it is because every single pitcher was throwing him fastballs, something Cuban hitters are known to be good at hitting, when you throw him curveballs he struggles.

            What makes you think the NYY don’t steal signs? As fans we have to accept the fact this team sucks Gamera’s balls (I know Gamera is “a girl” but nonetheless, Godzilla is also Matsui and with him being an avid pornography collector I refuse to say “godzilla’s balls”).

        • The Tenth Inning Stretch says:

          It was a fastball right down the middle to a big, strong fastball hitter. That’s a pitch that any big-league hitter should crush. No need for sign-stealing.

          • Mikhel says:

            Exactly, when a pitcher is not executing his pitches and leaves a fat fastball with no movement in a batter’s sweet spot, it will be hit hard.

        • Mikhel says:

          Boston Red Sox this season before today:

          Vs. Finesse pithers (those are guys with good control because of the movement of their pitches)

          0.295 AVG / 0.352 OBP / 63 HR of their 100 HRs

          Vs power pitchers (guys whose control is not good because his stuff doesn’t break as much as finesse pitchers)

          0.223 AVG / 0.334 OBP / 18 HR of their 100 HRs

          So yeah, they hit finesse pitchers who rely on groundballs and flyouts instead of strikeouts, these pitchers are the ones who throw sinkers, curveballs and overall breaking stuff.

          On the other hand, the pitch easier to ‘hit’ is the fastball because you only need to swing at a location where you were told it will go and it will be there, you only need the timing.

          Pitchers who rely on fastballs are power pitchers, because not only strike a ton but also walk a ton of batters, rely on their fastballs.

          Boston has been unable to hit fastball hitters.

  74. Mickey Scheister says:

    They are a bunch of like minded guys, white guys, and a lot of chemistry. They are so lovable!

  75. Chip says:

    Remember when we hit too many home runs? Me neither

  76. Dan says:

    People in here live to bitch about the announcers on national games and even on home crews. It really isn’t as bad as that. It’s obnoxious to hear about it every single game though. Something worth complaining about is the shitty camera work tonight.

  77. Eddard says:

    CC was given a 3 run lead vs the Rays and he gave up a GS to lose the lead. Offense bailed him out to win.

    CC was given a 3 run lead vs the Os and he coughed up the lead. Yanks lose 4-3.

    CC was given a 3 run lead vs the Sox and he coughed up the lead again. We’ll see if the offense can bail him out tonight. This is just ridiculous. That’s 3 3-run leads he’s been given against division rivals and he’s coughed up all 3.

  78. Frank says:

    Meanwhile, Dempster has gotten 4 outs on 8 pitches.

  79. BigBlueAL says:

    Now the Yankees are making quick outs. This is the offense Ive grown to love this year.

  80. nycsportzfan says:

    How do you strike out on that pitch cruz? Seriously, what was so difficult about hitting that 2strike fastball? Losers!

  81. nycsportzfan says:

    Come on Ichiro! Time to show some of that power! Lets fucking go!

  82. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hahahaha, what a terrible throw. Even just a “bad” throw Gardner’s very out.

  83. stuart a says:

    don’t worry the Yankee ace is on the mound tonight!!

    jeez talk about the old CC. THis is not him… Nice fastball to Napoli who cannot hit offspeed pitches. DOn’t worry our outstanding offense is good for at least 5 runs tonight!!!

    what a train wreck…

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      CC thinks he can still go up the ladder with the heat. Wake the fuck up CC.

      • Bo Knows says:

        it was a 93 mph fastball, that’s plenty to get by guys, CC missed his location. That has been his major issue, his command has taken a big step back

  84. your mom says:

    What the fuck? I dozed off for an inning and Feces has given up the lead. Happy B-day fat shit!

  85. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    May as well get Warren some work.

  86. Dan says:

    Since his trade value is non existent, and he doesn’t cut it in the bullpen, I say just stretch Joba out and put him back in the rotation. C.C. is inconsistent, Andy isn’t much better, and Hughes sucks. It would be a worthwhile last ditch effort for him. They were saying he could even be released 2 weeks ago. Nothing to lose.

  87. Cy Pettitte says:

    here we go again. Kuroda starts (and Nova recently) are the only watchable starts. Everyone else sucks.

  88. Eddard says:

    Get this washed up, overpaid clown out of the game and put in Adam Warren.

  89. stuart a says:

    who is a better fielder CC or Pettitte.

    Implosion central on it’s way. Sabathia cannot field his position ever…

    friggin joke…

  90. Pasta says:

    Bunt hits now they will read a fastball and this game is over.

  91. Wheels says:

    C’mon CC, get out of this

  92. Karl Krawfid says:

    CC looks terrible.

    Pitch selection from Stewart is horrible.

  93. Cy Pettitte says:

    any time they want to get CC out of this game that would be great

  94. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    He’s got nothing.
    Take him out.

  95. Karl Krawfid says:

    More 2 strike fastballs.

    I mean this is genius stuff here.

  96. nycsportzfan says:

    Fat boy is giving this away in nano seconds!

  97. Wheels says:

    Fuck CC, what the hell

  98. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Take him out.
    Anytime now, Joe.

  99. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Game Over

  100. rich says:

    Too bad Boston ain’t going no where either. At least it won’t pain me to see Tampa and Baltimore go ahead of them.

    • Lukaszek says:

      Yeah, for some reason seeing Tampa/Baltimore win doesn’t anger me as much as watching the Red Sox win

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    retire please.

  102. your mom says:

    Sell. ‘Nuff said.

  103. Pasta says:

    Most of these hits are fastballs

  104. stuart a says:

    girardi will defer to the ACE so he will be out there until the game is totally out of reach..

    what you say 5 innings 9 runs 12 hits???

    another CC meltdown…

  105. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Feels like its been forever since we can pin the blame on the pitcher and not the offense. Really awful, CC. Can’t be doing this with this team.

  106. rich says:

    6 runs in 3 1/3 innings. If this is not rock bottom, CC should go to the DL to take a look in the mirror, realize this is not 2009 and learn to pitch, if not, IDK. BTW, I love how every one loves Boston yet last year, “Petey” and “Ortiz” quit on their team while we are over .500 with no one on our team.

    • stuart a says:

      O’brien is boston hack.. why would you be suprised. yanks are the big bad yanks always…

      • rich says:

        BTW, someone should tell Simmons and this clown O’Brien, Boston will not be this good next year. Lester is done, Ellsbury is gone, Victorino is having a miracle year, Napoli can’t hit a breaking pitch, their bullpen is bad, Buchholz is soft, Lackey will not be this good next year. Iglesias is not the next Jeter offensively.

        Every break is going their way this season.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

          Victorino is having a pretty typical year. Napoli will be a free agent. They’re going to have a lot of money to spend, and some good prospects to play or use as trade chips.

          • rich says:

            Next season will be regression toward the mean. If Iglesias was this good he would’ve been up in Boston. Jackie Bradley is overrated, Ortiz will FINALLY slow down, and Lester is done. They will be first round and out this year. Lester, softee Buchholz and Dempster with Doubrount to follow. Dobrount sucks against every one except the Yanks. They are a .500 team.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

              About half of their roster can change next year, and they have plenty of $$ and trade pieces to make big acquisitions. It’s way too early to say how good the Red Sox will or won’t be next year. They could easily be the best team in the division.

  107. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Red Sox fans a class act

    • HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

      Do fans at YS intermittently chant “Boston sucks” during the game? I know the Creatures do it, but after that not really, right? Annoying, but whats worse is when you hear it at Camden Yards. At least with the Sox its an understood huge rivalry. But the Orioles have been irrelevant for YEARS.

  108. stuart a says:

    pettitte has to retire after this season..

    pettitte and mo leave for sure. that is a 40 year old and 43 year old, who else is gone? pronk is for sure adios, overbay adios, good news is we have back Vernon for next year…Watching his AB’s will be a treat kinda like watching Mattingly in his prome. Good news 40 year old Ichiro will be back, maybe they can ask Sheffield to come out of retirement and maybe marc mcgwire… we need more over the hill old guys….

  109. Eddard says:

    Perfect chance to take the series against Dumpster and CC can’t hold a 3 run lead. He’s finished as an ace. Good thing they paid him like one for 4 more years.

    3 run lead vs the Rays- Lost lead. 3 run lead vs the Os- Lost lead. 3 run lead vs the Sox- Lost lead. That’s 3 division rivals and he’s lost 3 leads. Offense bailed him out once but can’t do it all the time.

  110. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    This thing is getting ugly and out of hand huh…. Oh, not the game, this bridge jumping thread…

  111. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Napoli is like Alfonso Soriano (sign him) in that he can only hit fastballs

  112. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Embarrassing but not unexpected. When will CC figure out that he can’t finish them off with the fastball anymore? Fuck you birthday boy.

  113. UncleArgyle says:

    Feces Shit-bathia. Here’s an idea. Try dieting u fat fuck. Might help your pitching

    • Elan says:

      He’s lost a ton of weight this year – that has been one of the many factors that have led to this ineffective version of CC Sabathia.

    • HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

      Jeez. I’m annoyed as anyone but no need to go crazy. And wouldn’t a smaller CC generate less velo on his fastball? We definitely don’t need that.

  114. stuart a says:

    the problem is the yanks stil lcannot score. never win a 9 to 8 game etc.

    sabathia has a 4 + ERA that is what he has done this season.

    very dissapointing and throwing 94, so enough with the velocity crap…

  115. Pasta says:

    4 strike strike out for napoli

  116. Cy Pettitte says:

    they got Napoli with offspeed stuff? wow, couldn’t have predicted success doing that.

  117. Elan says:

    CC – Go back on the Cap’n Crunch, because the slimmer you is just awful as a pitcher…

  118. Elton Cod says:

    Blah, CC.

    The team this year is no fun. Last year it was fun to get all pissed off when Swish or Tex fucked up like the frustrating idiots they are. or Jeter hit a stupid first pitch grounder to third base, or one of the starting pitchers blew up or Girardi made some boneheaded over-managing move. It was also fun to watch them win relatively often via good offense.

    This team isn’t fun to get pissed off at, it’s just sad. It’s not Cruz or Nix’s or Chris Stewart’s fault that they’re mediocre everyday players. They’re just AAAA or utility guys or backups, _they’re_not the ones running a team injured/mismanaged enough to need these guys as everyday players. Jayson Nix did not force the Yankees to sign Youkilis as their 3B solution. Lyle Overbay did not force the boneheaded “We won’t resign Swisher, who can back Tex up at 1st, but we will sign Vernon Wells and Ichiro for almost as much” move.

  119. Wes says:

    Depressing, this is the first time in a while where the red sox are better in literally every asset of the game, suprised we one won game quite frankly.

  120. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Back to back to back homers are their only chance.

  121. rich says:

    Can’t wait to see Boston get swept by Detroit, Oakland in the first round. Dempster pitching a big playoff game HAHA

  122. wow says:

    just plain awful. Can’t count on CC any more. I would hope Hiroki has at least one more season in him. Maybe the Yankees can build a staff around Hiroki and Pineda with CC as a number 3/4 and Pineda as a 2/3.

    As for this season, I still say sell. We’d be joking ourselves if we think we have enough pieces to trade our way to contention. The worst part is that there is a non-zero chance that the front office blames this season on injuries and does more of the same crap during the offseason.

  123. hell hammer says:

    fuck it … trade Cano for “pieces”.

  124. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    The “trade Cano” bridge jumpers are the worst. Unless you legitimately get Trout, Harper, Puig, or McCutchen it’s not worth it.

  125. Duh Injuries says:

    The Yanks should trade Sabathia to an NL team for three starting pitching prospects they could easily get for him from a team who thinks they’re getting over on the Yanks.

    You all keep living in denial thinking Sabathia is still an ace for this team and in the AL when he is not. He has AJ Burnett II i.e. guy who can’t hack it in the AL anymore who thrives with a return to the NL written all over him.

    The rotation for the rest of the season could be Kuroda, Hughes, Nova, Pettitte, and Phelps with Warren, Nuno, and one, any two, or all three of the Sabathia trade prospects.

    The 2014 Yankees rotation could be this minus Pettitte (unless he accepts a minor-league contract to return) but plus Pineda with plenty of pitchers to sign and/or trade for.

    Bottom line is Sabathia is not being paid $23M a year through 2015 and $25M for 2016 to be a #3 starter in 2014, so I say let some other team do it and get something in return while Sabathia still has worth which he will not have in 2016 and maybe even as early as 2015 if he keeps pitching like #3 starter shit. He is mediocre now.

    The way I look at it, Sabathia still buries Burnett before Burnett was traded to the Pirates, so there’s no reason he couldn’t return to the NL and be an ace there. He’s not gonna be an ace again in the AL no matter how much we hope he will.

    Sabathia is a career 9-10 with a 4.19 ERA against the Red Sox going into tonight’s game which looks like it’s gonna be 9-11 with an even higher ERA.

    It is absolutely UNACCEPTABLE for the Yanks to drop two of three to the Red Sox (3-6 overall) not facing the Red Sox ace and #2 starters!!!! This team can forget about winning the division after tonight even with a win the way Sabathia is pitching. I’m not buying that this team is only wildcard slot good with their overall pitching, sorry. They could make a run like they did to start the season and at least wear out Boston in September.

  126. Wes says:

    If we dont try to trade kuroda, logan, hughes for peices next year i will be so pissed

  127. Cy Pettitte says:

    how hilarious is it that this team is trying to trade for pieces like Michael Young like, yep, that’s all they need to fix this thing.

  128. rich says:

    I officially had enough with Hafner. All he does is strikeout. DFA him and bring in Pena. At least Pena can play first base

    • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

      Peña is a strikeout machine from waaaaaaay back. At least with Pronk he could close his eyes and run into one sometime and put it over the fence.

  129. your mom says:

    Hafner is a worthless POS.

  130. Cy Pettitte says:

    now that Pena got DFA by the Astros it’s time to dump Hafner and give him a try

  131. trr says:

    Time to DFA Hafner
    I never liked that simian, and now it’s time to fire his gorilla ass

  132. hell hammer says:

    Is it a requirement to look like an Amish rapist to play for Boston?

  133. Wes says:

    When Hafner was carrying this team you all Loved him.

    • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

      Don’t worry, he’ll get hot in September and they’ll all love him again. Ask Raul “a True Yankee (when he’s hitting)” Ibañez.

      • rich says:

        Yeah at least we had a chance to make the playoffs last September. This September will be just a countdown until next season.

        • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

          Completely different conversation. It’s all about the hate for the “flyer guy” when he’s struggling, but the FanBoner for him when he’s doing well. Pronk has taken the PRECISE trajectory the Raul did last season. And if you don’t believe me go look at the “DFA THIS OLLLLLLD DUUUUUUDE” thread from this exact time last season about him.

          And oh yeah, Pronk is NOT the reason they are losing this game or missing the playoffs. Start at Jeter/a Rod/Granderson/Tex/no catcher situation first.

      • trr says:

        He ain’t gonna be here in September , along with half the fan base

    • trr says:

      Not me, boyo, not me
      I know the walking dead when I see ‘em

  134. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Nice of CC to give them some extra BP.

  135. Cy Pettitte says:

    Sabathia can seriously go fuck himself. He is embarrassing the franchise at this point.

  136. Eddard says:

    A tree stump would be as productive at DH as Travis Hafner. He can’t play a position, he can’t hit, he can’t run. Travis Hafner = Ben Francisco.

  137. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck he hit that ball a far ways away. Honestly, we shoulda made a run at him.

  138. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    At this point leave CC in. No point in wasting the pen.

    • Wolfgang's Fault says:

      CC’s thrown enough pitches for the night; get him out of there. Just gotta hope he didn’t have his command, & he puts something positive together rest of the way.

      Good night to bring Chamberlain into a ballgame.

  139. forensic says:

    Wow CC, this is pretty pitiful.

    Also, new career high in HR allowed already, with more than two months to go still…

  140. John says:

    this reminds me of the game when chase wright pitched and the sox were hitting bombs

  141. rich says:

    Jonny Gomes is a wannabe Kevin Millar but I must admit he would be BY FAR our best right-handed hitter.

  142. Pasta says:

    Redsox splits home away
    Starting to look like Toronto circa 2010 – 2011 huh
    Signal stealing again.

    • rich says:

      This is the division of worshipping bum managers. First ESPN bows towards the shrine of Buck Showalter and now its time to start bowing for John Farrell.

      • Mikhel says:

        Well he built the mid 90s Yankees, he built the 2001 DBacks, the current Rangers? he built them, and now he’s doing it again in Baltimore. The guy is good, knows how to scout and manage his young players since he was managing in the Yanks minor leagues.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

      They had bigger home/road splits last year.
      They are built for a very offense friendly ballpark.
      Big splits make sense.

    • Mikhel says:

      You should first check Boston’s splits in the last 30 years, I just wrote an article a week ago revisiting splits of every team to talk about park factors and stuff (an article written in spanish for a baseball group on facebook where I am an admin with 2000+ fans and baseball writers, though I also plan to publish it in english).

  143. OldYanksFan says:

    It’s hard to believe but for each of the months of May, June and July, Hafner has a BA in the .170′s and a OPS under .600. You hate to sit the guy with ‘potentially’ the biggest bat, but this is nuts.

    How long do you continue to run this guy out there?
    Can a decent DH be that hard to find?

  144. hell hammer says:

    just an innings eater at this point of his career path.

  145. wow says:

    why is he still out there? Seriously? Are we trying to save the bullpen? Are we wanting to win this game?

  146. Eddard says:

    They should have seen if the Dodgers would have taken the CC, Teixera and A-Rod contracts off their hands last year. Boston did it and it worked wonders for them. Those contracts will bury them for years to come. $189 million payroll and $75 million of it is invested in those 3.

  147. WhittakerWalt says:

    “Don’t worry, CC didn’t really give up all those runs.”


  148. hell hammer says:

    STFU Forensic

  149. your mom says:

    Waiting for Iglesias to hit a HR too.

  150. Cy Pettitte says:

    This game convinced me the Sabathia rules are real. Sabathia must throw 100 pitches no matter what.

    • your mom says:

      Might as well let him throw 200 pitches. Maybe then he can go join the other overpaid bums on the DL.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      At this point just leave him in right?

      • Wolfgang's Fault says:

        No, he’s gotta come out here. He’s thrown 100 pitches, obviously not sharp, it’s 7-4 w/2 on & Ichiro coming up & Dempster’s just been chased, anything could happen. Start the bottom of the 6th w/ Chamberlain or anyone other than CC.

  151. Eddard says:

    It’s all that rice and bean CC ingests.

  152. Whittaker Walt says:

    Go Bosssss Townnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  153. Kramerica Industries says:

    John Kruk once again revising history by saying “how could you expect [the Red Sox] to contend?”

    Funny. Back in April, this same guy was talking about how he liked this Red Sox roster “better than the last couple, that’s for sure”, which was also revisionist history.

    Holy shit.

  154. Roadgeek Adam says:

    What’s up Losers. Talk behind My back.

  155. Gonzalo Hiram says:

    Nice job from the front office to renew Sabathia’s contract.

    Players like Rivera, Jeter and Pettitte are different, they`re like Pedroia for the Red Sox and Verlander for the Tigers.

    You would think after ARod they had learned the lesson but not, now we have this fat mediocre pitcher in decline getting paid like an ace.

  156. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Just remember guys, this team came back from 9-0 down last year.. Granted that was primarily accomplished by two guys not on the team (one not on the payroll) but still.. It happened.

  157. Jorge Brosada says:

    Just tuned into the game, saw the score, and all I have to say is this: CC fucking sucks this year.

    I said it. Tired of watching him go out there and throw stinkers. He’s given the team no chance to win tonight’s game (especially this putrid offense)

  158. anderson Silva says:

    what a great Ace the Yankees have

  159. rich says:

    Verlander is not exactly pitching like an ace either.

  160. Kramerica Industries says:

    Like when Kruk saw the Yankees had a 3-0 lead vs the Red Sox in that Playoff series and said it was Over..Guess who came back and shocked the world.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      oh go fuck yourself already.

      • forensic says:

        This is a big part of why I haven’t bothered being here the last two games. Just not worth dealing with. And I’m assuming he’s the one who told me to STFU earlier after I had all of one post in this whole thread.

        • Kramerica Industries says:

          Really. No wonder I do more Yankee games on the Tweeter than on RAB these days.

          This is juvenile BS. Pathetic.

          • forensic says:

            Yup, hopefully it’s just some Boston guy who’ll disappear into the internet ether after tonight (or Mike just takes care of him).

  161. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    Hooray for a Nunie helmet flying situation!

  162. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Bunch of front running morons here.

  163. OldYanksFan says:

    How many people here bitchin’ about the CC/ARod/Teix contracts still want to give Cano over $160m?

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      CC can not be compared in any way to Cano and ARod and his PED induced crumbling body is a special case. As for Tex, his decline seems like more of an unfortunate outlier than anything else. Obviously they should not give Cano an ARod-like contract. But they should try to keep him.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

      It might still be the best of many not great options, if they wish to seriously contend in the next few years.

  164. Kramerica Industries says:


  165. Kramerica Industries says:

    OldYanksfan,Right, Don’t give Robinson his money,so he leaves, you jerkwad.

  166. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    I mean if Ich homers…

  167. rich says:

    I know this season is a wash. But it is nice to see Gardner produce into an above average Center Fielder overall. We all know his defense but he is turning into a good hitter too.

    • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

      Is it really a wash? Already?


      • rich says:

        You think we can jump three teams in under 65 games, I respect your blind optimism. I am just being pragmatic.

        • Winter says:

          Yes. I think we can. Heck, there were two teams that blew 8+ game leads in 2011.

        • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

          Yes, I think it is not yet a wash. And I think it’s entirely possible that one of either the Red Sox or Rays is just a pretender. And yes, if these bunch of cripples finally get healthy, it’s entirely possible they get hot in September and squeeze their way into the playoffs.

          Blind optimism, or have we seen worse teams muscle their way into contention?

          • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

            Also worth mentioning, you all talk like the Yankees are 15 games under .500.

          • FIPster Doofus says:

            The Red Sox have a major horseshoe up their ass this year. Look at all the bums on their team having career years/playing way over their heads. Iglesias, Nava, Gomes, Carp off the top of my head.

    • Mikhel says:

      I will never call a fielder who can’t even make a 10 meter throw a center fielder, even if that’s the position he plays.

      Gardner’s throws make Bernie Williams look like Roberto Clemente, or for the various generations present who didn’t get to watch Clemente:

      Like Jessee Barfield, like Paul O’Neill, like Mondesí… etcetera.

  168. Cy Pettitte says:

    could have been right back in this game if fatty mcfat fat didn’t give up all those tack on runs

  169. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    I’m OK with seeing Breslow here. Ichiro hits lefties fairly well.

  170. MannyGeee-Failed Starter says:

    Well, We can’t Buy a pennant every year.

  171. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    What’s Ich’s split vs lefties?

  172. anderson Silva says:

    terrible read by Stewart, he should have scored easily

  173. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Bases loaded for Cano. This is basically a Shakespearean tragedy

  174. Mikhel says:

    Here it comes the Yankees worst enemy since 2011: RISP.

    Even worse in 2013: bases loaded.

  175. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Pop one Robbie let’s go.

  176. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Chipping away

  177. anderson Silva says:

    Very nice piece of hitting

  178. hell hammer says:

    way to go Robbie … I was expecting 6 – 4 – 3

  179. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Overbay sucks all of the balls

  180. BigBlueAL says:

    Cant believe there are still people who want to trade Cano.

  181. MannyGeee-Failed Starter says:


  182. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Overbay with runner on 3rd, < 2 outs is absolutely awful.
    Of course, it would be nice if they could PH for him against a lefty in a big spot.

    • forensic says:

      It would also be nice if Thompson wouldn’t hold up Gardner at 3rd with him coming up, even on a hit to LF.

  183. anderson Silva says:

    what a joke, only this team can carry players like Overbay and Hafner. Pathetic swing, pathetic AB

  184. FIPster Doofus says:

    Overbay just took a sledgehammer to my hopes and dreams.

  185. Cy Pettitte says:

    Fatbathia just had to implode. Scoring 5 runs is a miracle and it’s going to waste.

  186. Wolfgang's Fault says:

    Too bad we couldn’t plate another run or two there. Well, we’re back in the game at least for the time being. Let’s go bullpen!

  187. BigBlueAL says:

    CC is still in the game?? Is it in his contract that he has to throw at least 100 pitches in every start??

    • Revan says:

      Girardi’s logic dictates that he has to abuse Sabathia because he’s the “number one.”

      I know he gets canned for overmanaging but this would not be one of those cases.

  188. Kramerica Industries says:

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa DPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  189. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Why the hell is CC still pitching?

  190. ExitCashman says:

    What the hell is CC still doing out there? This is nuts!

  191. anderson Silva says:

    Why is he still in this game? Someone needs to wake Girardi up

  192. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Wake up please, Joe.

  193. rich says:

    ESPN should be ashamed of themselves for having this biased announcer tonight.

    • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

      Because there’s never a biased ESPN announcer ever. Are you new here?

      • Rich says:

        This clown WORKS on the Red Sox radio network. If ESPN have Sterling work a Yankee-Red Sox game then you have a point.

        • MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

          I think you are misinterpreting. I am agreeing that the bias is thick and well documented, but it’s ALWAYS been this way. ESPN is always on the Red Sox dick.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I had to mute NESPN after the Napoli homer. Insufferable.

  194. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Glad they left CC in.
    It’s not like he hasn’t been able to get Ellsbury out all game or anything.

  195. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Sorry, the DP was 6-4-3

  196. Revan says:

    CC is a known innings eater but I don’t know why they keep forcing him to go to 100+ pitches in a season where he’s been completely ineffective.

    You don’t have to fucking ride the horse until he’s about to die. Save his bullets for the future.

  197. ExitCashman says:

    Binder must have called for 102 pitches. I don’t want to hear about how Girardi deserves Manager of Year. Good pitching and crap hitting equals mediocre team, which is what they have and where they’ll end up.

  198. rich says:

    ESPN doing an amazingly good and fair job with tonight’s broadcast.

  199. The Real Greg says:

    I have not watched any of the games weekend, and looking at what’s happened I’m glad I haven’t.

    The ARod injury should be the death knell. Honestly they have not played consistently well since the Mets series, which is when I called the downfall

  200. Cuso says:

    So, my cable just came back on 2 minutes ago after being out for 8 hours. Why do I get the feeling that that was a GOOD thing?

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Because the 2013 Yankees are a disgrace. Everybody involved should be ashamed of themselves and should be fired by the Steinbrenner brothers before they resign and give the team to the group of stuart a, Greg, anderson silva, because they’d do so much better.

  201. Rich says:

    After ESPN finishes swallowing Pedroia, someone should tell them Kipnis is better than Pedroia.

  202. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Sit down ratboy.

  203. Revan says:

    Girardi swallowing pride and doing the IBB.

  204. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    For people getting paid millions of dollars the red sox have more guys on their team who could easily be mistaken for hobos

    • Alissa says:

      I was thinking the same thing. They all look like a bunch of scuzebucket sleeze balls. The kinda guys I’d be afraid to have walking behind me at night.

  205. Winter says:

    So does anyone know who’s holding the loved ones of every player on the Red Sox hostage and refusing to release them unless none of the players shave?

  206. BigBlueAL says:

    Sweeny Murti just tweeted the last time the Yankees played a 3 game series in Fenway and didnt hit a HR was in August of 1995. Damn.

  207. Karl Krawfid says:

    Atta fucking boy Preston!

    We are still in this game!

  208. Winter says:

    ‘Atta boy, Preston. Way to keep us in it.

  209. WhittakerWalt says:

    What is with the fake screen names? Is this a new thing?
    There needs to be a better way to do screen names on here.
    I hate trolls.

  210. BigBlueAL says:

    Harrison Ford looks weird bald.

  211. Karl Krawfid says:

    Martin would be great.

    He only wanted 1 fucking year :(

  212. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:


  213. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    You know you have a bad DH when you use Brent Lillibridge to PH for your DH.

  214. BigBlueAL says:

    Lillibredge pinch-hits for Hafner?? Girardi specifically mentioned that Neal was going to be the DH vs LHP. Why the hell isnt he the one pinch-hitting??

  215. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Lillibridge is 0-forever

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      When I looked up and saw him at bat my immediate thought was “This absolutely is a game of ‘Who the fuck are you?!”

  216. Rich says:

    Cano would’ve gotten that ball. Kipnis too.

  217. The Real Greg says:

    Almost every decision that Cashman has made this season, hindsight or not, has not worked.

    Getting rid of Martin
    Getting rid of Ibanez and taking Hafner (read the first sentence)
    Getting Vernon Wells

    Add that to the lack of quality drafting and you have a disaster on your hands.

    • Alissa says:

      The Yankees were going to resign Raul he chose to play in Seattle similar to Chavez choosing the Dbacks. And for what it’s worth they offered Martin a contract in spring traing before the 2012 stink feast he displayed and he turned it down. I didn’t see anyone singing Martins praises last year when he couldn’t hit a beach ball off a Tee.
      And the Wells deal…didn’t cost them much and at least the D he puts up is better than the Jones/ibanez platoon from last year. Plus he carried the team early and was a big reason why they’re still over .500

  218. BigBlueAL says:

    Im still beyond stunned that Lillibridge was the pinch-hitter for Hafner. I know Neal isnt exactly a beast but he was brought up with a specific purpose which is to start at DH vs LHP. Using a utility infielder as your pinch-hitter for your DH just speaks volume about this team right now.

  219. Revan says:

    Hahaha fuck you Iglesias.

  220. BigBlueAL says:


  221. Winter says:

    Bunt that turned the season around?

  222. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    The bunt that turned around the season…

  223. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    This is ridic.

  224. Cy Pettitte says:

    now that’s a great fucking bunt, lmfao

  225. Dalek Jeter says:

    God, Iglasias is SUCH A GOOD DEFENDER


  226. Rich says:

    The great rookie is showing sme warts

  227. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gonna look back at this season and see that Preston fucking Claiborne pitched the inning of the season.

  228. Rich says:

    I predict strikeout by below WAR Cruz

  229. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:


  230. BigBlueAL says:

    Well this game is tied now. Didnt see this coming after the score was 7-3.

  231. Winter says:

    Guys, this ballgame is over. This wet rag offense couldn’t manage 0 runs if it’s life depended on it.

  232. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Great comeback. Let’s take a lead.

  233. Dalek Jeter says:

    hahaha…tie game. YCPB, Suzyn.

  234. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    If you told me one team was going to score four more runs when it was 7-3, I would tell you it wasn’t these guys.

  235. Dalek Jeter says:

    Yes, now’s the time for the “yankees suck” chant, Boston fans.

  236. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Why logan and not kelley?

  237. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Strangely, Cruz’s RBI groundout actually decreased the Yanks’ win expectancy by .2%.

  238. BigBlueAL says:

    Helluva an at-bat by Gardner.

  239. Winter says:

    Holy foul balls, Batman!

  240. Dalek Jeter says:

    Regardless of outcome, best AB I’ve seen this season.

  241. Lukaszek says:

    The Red Sox fan who dropped the foul ball did an offensive gesture to the ESPN camera and they don’t even censor it lol

  242. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    All for a walk

  243. Lukaszek says:

    That at-bat was the most epic thing tonight

  244. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Sick, sick at bat. Good job Gardner. Let’s get a run, Ichiro.

  245. nycsportzfan says:

    I feel like a tool for losing my cool earlier in this thread when CC was giving up BP to the sox. It sucks this is the game i lost my cool, because this is the most fun i’ve had all yr in baseball. What a fucking outstanding game!

  246. Andy says:

    He pimped that walk

  247. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Make that AB mean something Ichiro

  248. BigBlueAL says:

    Red Sox should IBB Ichiro…..

  249. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    Too lazy and arrogant and indignant right now to go back and figure out which of you assclowns a wanted to trade the entire team away after the 5th inning, called this game/month/season a wash, and said this team sucks and could never ever ever fight back to beat the mighty Red Sox….. But you you all (and you know who you all are):

    Bag of dicks… Eat em.

    Thanks and good night.


  250. anderson Silva says:

    what a great AB by Gardner

  251. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Shut the TV off in the 4th, come back to a 7-7 tie… wtf?

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      You turned off the game, you don’t deserve to know :P

      (Also, I was doing some accounting and stuff and only had the game on as background noise only barely audiable with my AC on so all i know is a lot of singles and an error over two innings)

      • HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

        It was so ugly back in the 4th I didn’t want to see anymore… I’m a bad fan haha. And then I come back to a 7-7 game and Lillibridge as the DH; talk about confusing. Sure hope they make something of this!

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          Yup, that’s when I put my AC on full blast and started doing my end of the month budget and kept looking up and see the runs slowly pile up culminating in a game of “who the fuck are you?!” moment when I saw Lillibridge come up after Vernon.

  252. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    Also, look at the cans on the brunette behind the LH batters box… me Gusta

  253. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Proven Failed Starter Manny Gee was right all along

  254. Revan says:

    You suck Ichiro.

    • Tim says:

      I dont get all the hate on this site from both the writers and readers about Ichiro. I mean does a guy hitting .280 mean nothing anymore? On this current 25 man roster (other then Cano obviously) there is no one I’d rather see hitting then Ichiro.

  255. nycsportzfan says:

    What a comeback! Best part is we still got Robertson and MO. I’d bring Claiborne back in right now. We need this game!

  256. Eddard says:

    Guy earlier wanted Nuney DFA’d instead of Hafner. Hafner was just PH for by Brent Lillibridge and Nuney came through with another big hit. It’s just a matter of time before Hafner is DFA’d.

  257. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Why can’t gomes and napoli button their uniforms?

  258. BostonStrong says:

    How many of you are actual fans?

  259. anderson Silva says:

    there was no need to leave Clairborne in there..

  260. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Walk the leadoff guy great.

  261. nycsportzfan says:

    Fuck that ump! He was giving Claiborne nothing outside. Doing him dirty!

  262. Karl Krawfid says:

    Joe G just lets a pitcher stay in too long so he can walk the leadoff batter.

  263. Jigga says:

    Girardi must hate Shawn Kelley or something

  264. Tim says:

    As Mike referenced countless times last year about how a Dewayne Wise bunt against KC turned that season around, lets hope the Chris Stewart bunt turns this year around. We really need this game!

  265. Dan says:

    Do you guys want to get together and hang sometime? That would be righteous.

  266. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    This is a happier place all of the sudden. Funny how that works

  267. Crime Dog says:

    Boone Logan’s gonna get himself a multi-year deal this year. Just not from the Yankees. Good for him, he deserves it. He’s been a pretty decent LOOGY with a great K rate, and those are rare.

    • Winter says:

      Not too mention he’s a LOOGY who can actually hold his own against righties. Which I guess makes him more of a LFOGY (left few outs guy).

  268. Dalek Jeter says:

    So I was listening to the Open coverage on the radio on the way in to work today because my dad’s car’s radio was tuned to ESPN and it’s like a 15 minute drive. Golf is the only sport that is more exciting on the radio than on television. I was seriously getting into it, and that’s the first time since Tiger was Tiger that I’ve even had a slight interest in professional Golf.

  269. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Whatever happened to Pants Lendleton?

  270. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Logan looking absolutely DIRTY

  271. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Nice job Boone.

  272. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    I just realized that I am older than CC Sabathia. Ugh. I might not be an ace any more either. That blows

  273. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Boonie strikes out the side. Nice.

  274. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Wow, Logan. Good job.

  275. Cy Pettitte says:

    when Sunday Night Baseball is BOS/NYY they should move it up to 7pm start time.

  276. anderson Silva says:

    great time to take the lead with cano coming up. I think he hits one out here

  277. Tim says:

    Boone is so filthy, Yankees really grinding this one out.

  278. MannyGeee - Failed Starter says:

    Yuck. Cano swingin at something Vernon should be swinging at

  279. Tim says:

    overbay due for a double

  280. ExitCashman says:

    This game will continue until the Fat Lady sings or Joba pitches, whichever occurs first.

  281. Dalek Jeter says:

    Wells homer right here I’m calling it.

  282. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Now would be a good time for Well’s first HR in over 2 months.

  283. dkidd says:

    is it safe to come back to this game thread?

  284. I heard part of the game on the radio and then turned it on ESPN at a 7-7 tie; i’m dumbfounded of course. Regardless of how completely crazy this season has been, it’s strange that the most calming and normal part of it is a 4+ hour Yankees-Red Sox game that is neck-and-neck. For at least tonight, things seem as they have been traditionally.

  285. Winter says:

    Wait, we have ESPN again tomorrow?

  286. SeventhAce says:

    Battle of the bullpens!?

  287. Dalek Jeter says:

    That VW commercial is the first car commercial I’ve ever seen that’s even tried to rationalized a car being completely alone without leaving the viewer to assume that it’s some kind of post apocalypse.

  288. Mouse says:

    This game’s got all the markings of an epic extra inning affair.

  289. Pa Poo says:

    Has anyone blamed CC’s bad performance on him losing 10 pounds in the offseason yet?

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      Most of the complainers around here can’t decide if CC’s too fat or not fat enough. All I know is he’s been terrible.

  290. Rolling Doughnut says:

    The Pedroia ball-sucking is almost as bad as the camera angle.

  291. Dalek Jeter says:


  292. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    What the hell was that, Cruz??!?

  293. anderson Silva says:

    what a fucking joke, falling apart with the so called “great defenders”

  294. MB923 says:

    Cruz? WTF.

  295. Rolling Doughnut says:


  296. nycsportzfan says:

    What a fucking loser! Fuck cruz! Fuckin g idiot!

  297. rich says:

    Can David Adams come back up? This fucking guy Cruz is not even a AA player at this point

  298. dkidd says:

    brutal error

  299. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    double play needed

  300. BigBlueAL says:

    Glad Cruz is in there for his glove.

  301. FIPster Doofus says:

    A-Rod would’ve made that play in his goddamn sleep.

  302. ExitCashman says:

    That cannot be a hit. Bullshit hometown scorer.

    • sangreal says:

      They changed it to an error, but the official rules are pretty clear

      Rule 10.12(a)(1) Comment: Slow handling of the ball that does not involve mechanical misplay shall not be construed as an error. For example, the official scorer shall not charge a fielder with an error if such fielder fields a ground ball cleanly but does not throw to first base in time to retire the batter.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

        He bobbled the ball when he took it out of his glove.
        That’s a mechanical misplay.

  303. David N says:

    Need some Houdini here.

  304. Winter says:

    That was a strike (pretty easily), but Stewart had to move so much because Robertson missed his spot that they didn’t get the call.

  305. anderson Silva says:

    Cruz, another great pickup by Cashman

    • ExitCashman says:

      But, but, he signed Youkilis to play 3rd. Who could know the guy would get injured again + again + again?

  306. Tim says:

    Oh son of a bitch.

  307. nycsportzfan says:

    I just feel bad for Giardi this yr. Hes gotta be one stressed out manager this yr! Looking down at 3rd right now, and seeing cruz zthere, must be tough.

  308. Dalek Jeter says:

    I cannot believe they originally scored that a hit. Fucking I make that play.

  309. Winter says:

    So now the ESPN booth is commending Ortiz for swinging at ball four. Jesus Christ.

    • rich says:

      I usually don’t bitch about the announcers. But this is ridiculous, especially when the play by play dude works for the Red Sox!! Of course he gonna slurp everything Boston

  310. Winter says:

    Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if they had brought in Rivera right here. Obviously they couldn’t because he hasn’t warmed up, but is there really going to be a bigger spot in this game?

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Robertson has been just as good as Mo this season (actually has been a bit better). I feel just as good with DRob in there as I would with Mo.

    • rich says:

      Not Robertson’s fault a major league third baseman can’t field a routine grounder.

  311. Dalek Jeter says:

    Time for a brutal hook here.

  312. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Curveball please.

  313. anderson Silva says:

    very fucking nice

  314. David N says:


  315. dkidd says:


  316. Wheels says:


  317. Cy Pettitte says:

    Houdini. Had him right where he wanted them

  318. nycsportzfan says:


  319. Dalek Jeter says:



  320. Bartolo's Colon says:


  321. Winter says:


  322. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:


  323. Rolling Doughnut says:


  324. Tim says:

    I love you Robertson

  325. ExitCashman says:

    That’s what you get for impersonating a garden gnome.

  326. BigBlueAL says:

    Dunno if my heart can handle DRob closing games next season lol.

  327. Lukaszek says:

    …And this is why they call him Houdini

  328. Eddard says:

    Houdini gets out of it again. Jobber warming. If it gets to Jobber they’ve lost. They’ve got two innings here with Kelley and Mo.

  329. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    Robbie = Erik Weisz

  330. flamingo says:


  331. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    And….exhale. He really stays true to his nickname.

  332. BigBlueAL says:

    Fun game. Well past hour has been fun at least lol.

  333. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Anyone but lillibridge.

  334. Winter says:

    Damn. I’ve got Uehara on my fantasy team, so… let’s fuck him up.

  335. Dalek Jeter says:

    Lillibridge is going to go all Bucky Dent on everybody.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      …shut up, Bucky hit a lot of singles up the middle back in his day. That’s exactly what I was talking about.

  336. I don’t know about you, but moments like that makes me feel perfectly comfortable having Robertson as the closer next year. I mean sure, he’s not “automatic”, but he really knows how to nail it down when it matters.

  337. Mouse says:

    Lillibridge again. Is joe really that stubborn?

  338. dkidd says:

    sure, why not lillibridge? kind of night that calls for unlikely heroes

  339. Rolling Doughnut says:


  340. flamingo says:

    Hahahaha let’s do this.

  341. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:


  342. Eddard says:

    That’s what a DH is supposed to do. Now bunt him over Nuney and drive him in.

  343. David N says:

    I am okay with this bunt.

  344. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I’m glad the Sox are using their best remaining reliever against the worst part of our lineup.

  345. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    not stewart

  346. FIPster Doofus says:

    Horrible, Nunez.

  347. anderson Silva says:

    what a terrible AB. I don’t get why they took the bunt off

  348. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:


  349. BigBlueAL says:

    Just get this game to the 10th where the real Yankee hitters get to hit.

  350. Winter says:

    Over under 7.5 more mentions of Gomes’s walk-off homers?

  351. BigBlueAL says:

    Just read a tweet saying since 2011 hitters with the bases loaded are only 1 for 23 vs DRob. WOW.

  352. BigBlueAL says:

    WTF, Darvish didnt pitch in the first 3 games after the ASB??

  353. Dalek Jeter says:

    4 hours and we aren’t even in extra innings yet. This is ridiculous. These games have to start earlier.

  354. anderson Silva says:

    what a great player.. really nice pickup by cash man

  355. FIPster Doofus says:

    Yes, Uehara, fist pump away. You just retired a group of hitters a little leaguer could get out.

  356. David N says:

    Hopefully that’s it for Uehara.

  357. BigBlueAL says:

    Yankees with 11 hits tonight, all singles. Still no HR’s this weekend at Fenway.

  358. stuart a says:

    girardi wil lgo with Joba who sucks. he should go with Kelly.

    joba goes in next inning if they do not lose now.

    cruz friggin sucks.

    the stute announcers did not say a word about brent lillibridge picn hitting for pornk.

    pronk sucks so bad that is the right move.

  359. Elton Cod says:

    ESPN acting like that Boston closer was a fucking hero for getting out Nunez and Cruz. He pumped his fist, why didn’t Kruk go off on him for not “playing the game the right way”.

    • David N says:

      Because the Red Sox always play the game the right way. They’re just so gritty and lovable.

      What, you didn’t get that memo?

      • Rich says:

        And have the greatest manager this side of Buck Showalter

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          The great Buck Showalter, who bats the second most valuable player in all of baseball 5th. I still cannot get over that.

        • Winter says:

          Don’t forget the clubhouse chemistry. Those days of beer and chicken are far behind them.

        • Elton Cod says:

          Buck Showalter knows his baseball. Joe Torre gets all the credit, but it was Buck who made that team a contender. Just look what he’s done with the Orioles. A bunch of nothings, he’s made them into a serious AL challenger for the first time since 15 years.

          Last year I argued that I’d much rather have Showalter managing this team than Girardi. But, I also argued I’d rather have Chris Stewart than Russell Martin.

          • Dalek Jeter says:

            “I also Argued I’d rather have Chris Stewart than Russell Martin.”

            That’s all I have to say.

            • Winter says:

              At least he’s seen the light now.

            • Elton Cod says:

              I mean, that’s a ridiculous argument. I didn’t really mean it! I just felt that way sometimes. I thought somebody should stand up for the proud old school – “Forget about statistics, forget about common sense, I’m just going to go with my gut – I am going to go by my eye, and this year, my eye has seen Chris Stewart make contact when contact is needed in so many clutch situations, while Russell Martin has just whiffed and whiffed. I don’t know what you mean by ‘random variance’ or ‘OPS’, I just have what I see. And this year, Russell Martin has not shown me that he is the kind of guy that can deliver, the kind of guy that can live up to the Yankee legacy.”

  360. Dalek Jeter says:

    This is where a second LOOGY would be good. Salty can’t hit LHP for shit this season and Drew is Drew.

    • David N says:

      To be fair, every time I see Salty hit he’s striking out regardless of what hand the pitcher throws with. SSS I know, but…

  361. Andy says:

    The announcer was so disappointed from that strikeout

  362. anderson Silva says:

    boy, that slider is nasty.

  363. David N says:

    Okay, time for THE OFFENSE!

  364. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Scoring now would be ideal.
    I don’t much want to see Joba today.

  365. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    Shawn Kelley

  366. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Couldn’t ask more from the ‘pen tonight.

  367. flamingo says:

    Alright, even one run would be nice.

  368. stuart a says:

    considering no 1 left the game it is wierd there are a lot of empty seats.

    pronk sucks regardless on how i type it. the guy cannot hit a inside offspeed pitch if his life was on the line.

    he has a chance of being waived when grandy comes back a big chance he is gone and he deserves it…

  369. stuart a says:

    if they do not score now it is joba or warren…

    not a good situation..

  370. David N says:

    Go, hitters! Feast upon the soft underbelly of the Sox bullpen!

  371. Dalek Jeter says:

    If Gardner gets on and Ichiro bunts I will scream.

  372. David N says:

    Good start, Brett.

  373. flamingo says:

    Gardner the man.

  374. FIPster Doofus says:


  375. Winter says:

    He has to run. If he get’s thrown out that sucks but I’d rather he tried.

  376. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Steal please, don’t bunt.

  377. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    I’d say steal, but Gardner tends to be awful at stealing with lefties on the mound.

  378. Dalek Jeter says:

    Dont Bunt. dont bunt don’t bunt bunt

  379. nsalem says:

    get ready to scream

  380. dkidd says:

    great game by brett

  381. Winter says:

    I think Ichiro was bunting on his own. Did you see Pena talking to Girardi in the dugout? It looked like he said “bunt?” and then laughed.

  382. anderson Silva says:

    here comes the last hope of scoring.. we need Cano to find a gap here

  383. FIPster Doofus says:

    Steal here and Cano can give them the lead w/ a single. No-brainer.

  384. BigBlueAL says:

    Ichiro’s hot streak seems to be over.

  385. anderson Silva says:

    right down the middle.. should have crushed that

  386. Wheels says:

    Sting a little, Salty?

  387. BigBlueAL says:

    Cano is locked in right now, drilling liners to the opposite field.

  388. David N says:

    Oh somebody please get a hit now.

  389. flamingo says:

    One of those timely Overbay HRs would be nice.

  390. Dalek Jeter says:

    “Inside apparently”

    fuck off.

  391. FIPster Doofus says:

    Overbay is the worst.

  392. flamingo says:


  393. David N says:

    …and that’s horrible.

  394. Wheels says:

    Shit Overbay.

  395. Winter says:

    If the Yankees lose, Overbay’s the goat.

    If the Yankees win, Overbay’s still the goat.

  396. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:


  397. dkidd says:

    slowly i turn…
    step by step…

  398. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Overbay’s having a hell of a game.

  399. anderson Silva says:

    it’s the same guys over and over, yet they are still employed by this team.

  400. dkidd says:

    this is what happens when jim gaffigan bats clean-up

  401. stuart a says:

    gardner does not how t osteal a base. the guy cannot steal early in the count.

    overbay hits lefties like I do.

    this team is pathetic. at least if they lost in 9 they could have rested the pen…

    joba in the game is over…..

    prove me wrong ……………….

  402. Winter says:

    Honestly, I wouldn’t have minded them sending up Neal to hit for Overbay. There’s gotta be someone on this team who can fake first base for an inning or two.

  403. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    They desperately need a 1B who’s capable of hitting LHP (among many other things)

  404. stuart a says:

    gardy does not know how to steal bases..

    period…he is a bad baserunner…

  405. Winter says:


    A double would be great…….. if you’re a Red Sox fan.

  406. BigBlueAL says:

    Gardner and Cano have been on base 9 times tonight and have scored a combined 1 run.

  407. Dalek Jeter says:

    God that Iglasias is a hell of a player.

  408. Captain_Turbo says:

    Is Overbay trying to make Hafner look good?

  409. Tim says:

    Shawn Kelley!!

  410. FIPster Doofus says:

    Shawn Kelley is awesome.

  411. Dalek Jeter says:

    While everybody is complaining

    about the dismal offense

    Kelley has struck out 5 in a row.

    I understand why stuart posts like this.

    It’s fun.

  412. dkidd says:

    how did seattle give up on that arm?

  413. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Dude is a strikeout machine.

  414. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Kelley (and the rest of the pen) has been great.
    I really hope their performance isn’t wasted.

  415. David N says:

    Shawn Freaking Kelley.

  416. BigBlueAL says:

    Cashman is an idiot trading for Shawn Kelley.

  417. Eddard says:

    If Jobber is the next pitcher in they’ve lost. Gotta score here. The duo of Lillibridge and Nuney will have to get something going.

  418. Winter says:

    Bullpen going above and beyond tonight. Time for the offense to vindicate that (again–don’t want to forget they tied it up in the first place).

  419. Captain_Turbo says:

    stuart a says:
    July 22, 2013 at 12:31 am
    gardy does not know how to steal bases..
    period…he is a bad baserunner…

    “In 2011, he tied with Coco Crisp for the AL stolen base crown, swiping a career-high 49 bags.”

    “His 80.6% stolen-base percentage ranks fourth in team history behind only Rickey Henderson, Alex Rodriguez, and Johnny Damon, and his rising total of 150 stolen bases ranks 12th in team history. ”

    Yeah, so you’re kind of wrong there, Stewie. Make that completely wrong.

  420. Dalek Jeter says:

    “The truth according the Glenn Beck.”

    That’s the scariest alternate universe story I’ve ever heard.

  421. flamingo says:


  422. Elton Cod says:

    Who needs that overpaid schmo Rafael ‘I can’t perform in the 7th inning’ Soriano? We’ve got Shawn Kelley.

  423. BigBlueAL says:

    Dunno if Warren can keep the Red Sox scoreless until Gardner and Cano get to hit again.

    • anderson Silva says:

      he can’t cause he is not good. It won’t matter anyway, this team doesn’t have a prayer of scoring

  424. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Steal second. Steal third. Steal home.

  425. Dalek Jeter says:

    Can we please get a pinch hit for Stewart or Cruz, please?

  426. FIPster Doofus says:

    Really, Kruk? Nunez is an offensive player? Shut up.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

      If you use the appropriate meaning of “offensive”, then sure.

    • Dan says:

      I think you’re being a little too sensitive. That’s the kind of petty bitching that only young, tempermental fans display.

      • FIPster Doofus says:

        What? Nunez is bad at everything. I’m tired of the myth that he can hit. That’s my point.

        • Dan says:

          He is an offensive player. That means he remains in the league for his offense. He was clear that’s what he meant. Also, the guy has 3 hits tonight so I’d take a night off from complaining about him for at least that reason. Let alone the fact he is better than the trio of death that is Nix, Cruz, Gonzalez.

          • FIPster Doofus says:

            His wRC+ is 65.

            • Dan says:

              Once again, learn the difference between the guy mentioning him being an offensive player, and saying he is a great offensive player. Or even a good one for that matter. This isn’t that hard dude.

  427. Winter says:

    I wonder if Nunez could steal here?

  428. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Run. Now.

  429. anderson Silva says:

    wow, absolutely horrible call. He was very much safe

  430. Lukaszek says:

    Sometimes I think that this offense is made up of Cano, Gardner, and a pack of Generic White Guys that the Yankees seemingly bought at Wal-Mart. Occasionally a Generic Hispanic Guy is also thrown in

  431. Cy Pettitte says:

    that call was so fucking bad, are you kidding me?

  432. Dalek Jeter says:


  433. David N says:

    Ugh. Well, had to try something.

  434. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Horrible fucking call.

  435. Winter says:

    Oh man.

  436. FIPster Doofus says:

    Hahaha. Are you shitting me?

  437. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Safe by a mile.

  438. Wheels says:

    Horrible call!

  439. your mom says:

    Fucking ump is sooo fucking blind. Ray Charles could’ve got that call right. Not even close.

  440. ArchStanton says:

    Wow was that a bad call.

  441. anderson Silva says:

    this is a joke, inexcusable call.

  442. Dalek Jeter says:

    You know a call is bad when NESPN is siding with the Yankees.

  443. David N says:

    So I’m listening on the radio, but from John and Suzyn’s reaction, I’m guessing the call was rather bad.

  444. Eddard says:

    And nothing will happen to that dog shit ump. He can blow call after call and nothing will ever happen to him.

  445. So Mike Everitt’s strike zone sucks, along with his calling of steals.

    What else is new in the 2013 Major League umpires list.

    *writes down name*

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      I’ve said a number of times the MLBPA is the best union in the country…I’m changing that now to the Umpires Union, because you can be awful at your job and they can’t do anything to make you better.

      • I have a shit list of umpires, led by Angel Hernandez, Marty Foster and Adrian Johnson for who are the worst.

        The list gets so much longer, and I do have my favorite umpires every once in a while, including Jeff Kellogg, John Hirshbeck, Joe West, Jim Joyce, and Hunter Wendelstedt.

  446. stuart a says:

    Nah no need for replay.

    the umps are simply horrible, not a big call. no biggie.

    what a friggin joke suprised nespn showed the replay.

    fuckin joke

  447. yanks says:

    wow…. same ump who tossed Gardner on Friday too

  448. dkidd says:

    the role of jeff weaver will be played tonight by adam warren

  449. Dan says:

    So Arod apparently is going going to be idle for 7-10 days before reevaluating him. Also the Yankees are going to try to petition the MLB for another rehab assignment because it’s a new injury. Expect nothing from Arod this year. He’s done.

  450. Duh Injuries says:

    Worst MLB call of 2013.

    Exhibit A why MLB needs a booth umpire to overrule plays at bases when necessary such as in this case.

    If the Red Sox win this game that’s TWO stolen wins for them over the Yanks this year: the rain-shortened game and this one.

  451. Lukaszek says:

    They really should have instant replay for any potentially-game-changing plays

  452. Here Comes the Pizza says:

    Nuney was robbed. Also, what is that giant hole in his pants from?

  453. sangreal says:

    I just don’t see how you blow that call. The tag was on his forearm while his hand was on the bag. It’s not like the ump had to split his focus, it’s all happening in the same spot

  454. Mouse says:

    That ch-ump was the same one that threw Gardner out on Friday.

  455. your mom says:

    If Napoli had any more facial hair he’d look like the Wolfman.

  456. David N says:

    Screw everything.

  457. Dalek Jeter says:

    ….well fuck.

  458. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    Well fuck.

  459. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh just fuck off

  460. Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It happens.

  461. FIPster Doofus says:

    Not a good use of five hours.

  462. anderson Silva says:

    very predictable. Hope this is the push they needed to sell every last bit of useful pieces they still have. This shit is going nowhere

  463. your mom says:

    FB. . . . . . . . why????????????????? Fuck the Sox. Stupid pitch selection.

  464. Tim says:

    Godamnit I knew it

  465. dkidd says:

    well, they fought and they fought

  466. Winter says:

    God. Fucking. Dammit.

  467. Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting) says:

    That’s a lot of fastballs to throw Napoli.

  468. Here Comes the Pizza says:


  469. BigBlueAL says:

    Who didnt see that coming.

  470. David N says:

    Thanks ESPN for keeping me up late, thanks Mike Everitt for making this loss one of those that keeps me up even later.

  471. stuart a says:

    shocker ump blows the call and next inning warren gives up a homer to straight away center.

    what a friggin shock.

    wells may hit his 11th homer before the season ends and hafner may hit an offspeed pitch once.

    this lineup has about 5 utility players….good luck tommorrow with Darvish. not a word will be stated about the blown call, nothing like MLB officiating.

    classic disgrace….

  472. Karl Krawfid says:

    No home run power in the lineup.

  473. yeayo says:

    Why the fuck do you throw the only pitch Napoli can hit? Throw a breaking ball in the dirt? What is the worst that can happen? Napoli isn’t going to score on a double.

    • John says:

      in warren defense he is a rookie and im pretty sure he isnt calling his pitches … in this one its on steward who all night has been asking for fb for fb hitters … we really need a better game caller … napoli had just missed a slider badly too pitches earlier and then the pitch b4 this one we sped his bat up .. it was time for another slider .. if you walk him go after gomes

  474. stuart a says:

    8 runs for the yanks would just be a mircale. miracles happened very infrequesntly.

    not a word on postgame about the ump..

    yanks have almost no power .. NONE….

  475. Eddard says:

    Offense did its job scoring 7 runs. Bullpen did its job holding the Sox down for as long as it could. The one person who didn’t do their job was CC and its been that way for a while now.

    • Winter says:

      The offense’s job is to score as many runs as it needs to score. You can’t blame one person, CC takes a lot of the blame, Overbay and his GIDPs take blame as well, but the bottom line is if the game is tied the offense needs to score.

  476. BostonStrong says:

    Good game guys. Good luck with Texas, you’ll probably get swept though. Have fun.

    • Rich says:

      You guys will be leading the wild card instead of the division on Thursday. There’s a buzz saw coming to Boston and your bum pitchers won’t keep up with them.

    • John says:

      yea keep talking .. when we almost took 2 of 3 with only 3 players in our lineup .. pretty sure you guys will get swept by tampa as well !!!

    • your mom says:

      This is the definition of a troll. Fuck the entire city of Boston. Glad the Bruins lost, ecstatic that that the Patriots and Celtics are heading for the shitter.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      So you beat–barely– a team with a AAA lineup. You’re in 3rd place by Thursday. See you in the dugout. You’re buying the KFC.

  477. stuart a says:

    WARREN STINKS HE IS another dope. he went to the joba chamberlain school of pitch selection..

    napoli hits a offspeed pitch as often as wells or hafner….

    CC stinks… the offense is worse yankee offense in 25 years….

    • Winter says:

      Adam Warren has a better ERA than Shawn Kelley.

    • Dan says:

      I don’t know how that blame gets put on Warren. If it’s pitch selection that’s at fault the blame goes on everyone’s favorite defensive catcher Chris Stewart.

  478. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Sigh. Its hard to be angry when you kinda sorta expect it to happen anyway.

    What I can get angry at is that its past the ASB and we still don’t have Granderson, Cervelli, A-Rod, Jeter. How many more setbacks do we have to go through? It really, really sucks.

  479. stuart a says:

    this team is not making the playoffs unles they make moves now…

    cruz is the next guy to go, he sucks…on the chopping block should be ; hafner, cruz, and trade joba and hughes…

    granderson or jeter will be the next players back but that will not happen for at least 7 more days and probably longer..

    arod gets hurt a gain, man counting on that dope, brittle fool is insanity.. as others have said I will believe he will play for the yanks when I see it, not 1 second before…

    gardner again has no basestealing instincts, that is a bit of a problem.. if he had ellsburys basestealing accumen he could be a really good player. 16 SB he should steal 45 + every season…

  480. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Now the pen is shot for tomorrow not that it matters because the team is a train wreck. Seven runs is a fuckin miracle and they still find a way to fuck up. With some help from the chumpire. They are bad. Jake Gibbs and Tommy Tresh bad.

    This one’s on Feces not Warren. Although it would have been nice to see an off-speed pitch in the sequence. Maybe he just figured fuck it, we’re not gong to score anyway, and I haven’t had dinner yet so…

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