Jul
21

Game 98: Just Win (Again)

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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
  • CS Yankee

    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.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    • Kramerica Industries

      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)

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

        So 1 since June 4.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Yes, Tex. I remember that now.

          Adams? Not so much.

          Good research.

    • trr

      Is this possible?
      I guess so on this team

  • Eddard

    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.

  • CONservative governMENt

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

  • Oy

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

  • Wheels

    nice Gardner

  • DLSIII

    Fighting a groin…. LOL…..

  • Kevin G.

    Wow what a break

  • Wheels

    let’s capitalize on this

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    LOLSox

  • Cy Pettitte

    Sox defense + base running = many lols

  • MP

    Ha, idiots.

  • dkidd

    Iglesias would have turned that into a double play

  • Chip

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Way too close to take.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Big hit. I was bracing for a GIDP.

  • Wheels

    Yeah baby, 2 runs and counting

  • DLSIII

    Yankees 4 hitter = DFA by red sux…..

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Red Sox 4 hitter = non-tender by Twins

      • DLSIII

        Yankees > red sux……

        • Robinson Tilapia’s Quad Hurts

          Less than a year ago, the cleanup hitter one night was Sam Pearce. Shit happens.

  • Bo Knows

    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

  • FIPster Doofus

    Hafner is terrible.

  • Eddard

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

  • dkidd

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

  • Chip

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Crime Dog

    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.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      Are you actually Fred McGriff is the real question

      • Crime Dog

        I wish

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Victorino looked absolutely fooled

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Take charge, Brett

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      wonder when they will mention 2004. Fox almost got through an entire broadcast but they did mention it later in the game.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I’m going to say the 6th inning.

    • Chip

      It’s pretty bad. Just wait until they get on their high horse about steroids without mentioning the ties Ortiz has had to them

    • Robinson Tilapia’s Quad Hurts

      Cock-slobber. Now there’s an image I didn’t need. Thanks, Plouffy.

      • Dalek Jeter

        What can I say, I’m a poet.

  • dkidd

    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)

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

      • dkidd

        thanks

        i can hear the conspiracy theories forming…

  • Dalek Jeter

    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.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      Frankly I didn’t know Pedroia spoke. Sort of thought he was mute..

      • Dalek Jeter

        I feel like he’s got a higher pitch voice than anybody with testicles should and speaks in short sentences.

  • SeventhAce

    Chris Stewart, Red Sox Killer

    /making shit up

  • Kramerica Industries

    I like me some RISPY hits.

  • Dalek Jeter

    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?

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      Hehehe…. A little late on the DVR, AS YOU CAN SEE

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      How do you go from Proven Starter to Failed Starter in 2 days?

      • Dalek Jeter

        It only took Joba 100 or so big league innings.

      • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

        I’ve been failed starter for a lil bit now. I think I am moving on soon

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • DLSIII

      There are a lot of useless comments on this thread.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      That would be great.

    • Kramerica Industries

      This is true, but if the Yankees can have a strong series in Texas as well, then I guess all is forgiven.

  • Captain_Turbo

    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.

  • Frank

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

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • rich

      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.

  • ExitCashman

    Any merit to this:

    Eduardo Nunez to the Mets for Marlon Byrd?

    • Dalek Jeter

      “merit” as in “is it a good idea” or as in “is it happening?”

      • ExitCashman

        Value for either team, or both.

        • Dalek Jeter

          I’d say it’s a wash in mediocrity for both teams.

  • CashmanNinja

    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

      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

        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

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

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

    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.

  • Dalek Jeter

    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?

    • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

      The Great Short Hope

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • 28 this year

      If only I was shocked…

    • trr

      Thus spake the Prophet

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    wtf cc. Step it up please.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    these announcer are just so unprofessional.

    • Dalek Jeter

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

    • rich

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Frank

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

  • Frank

    And there you go.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    I hate all of the things

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    That’s just fucking awful CC.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Sabathia.

  • Hans Moleman

    Felt that one coming.

  • Eddard

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

  • BigBlueAL

    Great pitch selection.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Mike Napoli can go fall off a bridge

  • Chip

    We suck again

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Button up your damn shirt scrub

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Cashman Failed.

    should have signed Yu and let cc walk

  • Jake

    Cc: leads are for pussies

  • Pasta

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

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    I knew 3 wouldn’t be enough.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck Sabathia. These next few years will suck.

  • Frank

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

  • 28 this year

    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

      Sabathia, autocorrect

    • Bo Knows

      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

      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.

  • ExitCashman

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

    • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

      Sabathia never opted out

  • Eddard

    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.

    • Dan

      I’d rather see Nova in the rotation and C.C. in the bullpen.

  • nycsportzfan

    Way to earn that money CC!

  • W.B. Mason Williams

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

  • Pasta

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

    • Mikhel

      How do you know that?

      • Pasta

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

        • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

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

          http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/st.....ers-centre

          • Mikhel

            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.

            PS
            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

          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

            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

          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.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • BFDeal

      It’s the “bald with a beard” thing.

    • Cy Pettitte

      those narratives are so fucking stupid. just like the “Farrell fixed Lester” one, how’s that going now?

      • rich

        Farrell is so great Toronto couldn’t wait to get rid of him with a recycled manager. Doesn’t hurt their best hitters are healthy.

        • Pasta

          Farrell is a cheat.

    • Pasta

      Like the KKK.

  • Chip

    Remember when we hit too many home runs? Me neither

  • Dan

    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.

  • Eddard

    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.

    • BFDeal

      And if he wins tonight, you’ll be the first person sucking his balls.

  • Frank

    Meanwhile, Dempster has gotten 4 outs on 8 pitches.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Dalek Jeter
    • Dan

      hahaha. that poor kid in that picture, if only he knew. or maybe he does. Did you just make that?

      • Dalek Jeter

        yup. memegenerator is a wonderful thing. I know the ‘bad luck brian’ kid knows about his meme, he’s taken pictures of himself in the teeshirt…as for scumbag steve here, I have no idea.

        • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

          Yep, he knows too.

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter
  • nycsportzfan

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

    • rich

      Cruz is not even a capable 9th place hitter. I rather hit the pitcher than him. Plus, he should’ve caught that foul ball by Ortiz.

      • nycsportzfan

        I just can’t take some of the shit pitches these guys miss! Its a joke!

        • rich

          He is the first Major League Player I have ever seen to miss pitches middle in.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • stuart a

    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

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

      • Bo Knows

        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

  • your mom

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    wtf?
    May as well get Warren some work.

  • Dan

    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.

    • stuart a

      shrewd.. they are not releasing Joba and not stretching him out clueless..

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Eddard

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

    • your mom

      When you’re getting out-pitched by Ryan fucking Dempster something is wrong.

  • stuart a

    who is a better fielder CC or Pettitte.

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

    friggin joke…

  • Pasta

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

  • Wheels

    C’mon CC, get out of this

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC looks terrible.

    Pitch selection from Stewart is horrible.

    • John

      have to agree .. espn was talking how napoli only hits fb and what they throw him a fb b4

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    He’s got nothing.
    Take him out.

  • Karl Krawfid

    More 2 strike fastballs.

    I mean this is genius stuff here.

    • nycsportzfan

      Fuck this fat slob! I’m sick of this shit! Peace!

  • nycsportzfan

    Fat boy is giving this away in nano seconds!

  • Wheels

    Fuck CC, what the hell

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Take him out.
    Anytime now, Joe.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Game Over

  • rich

    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

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    retire please.

  • your mom

    Sell. ‘Nuff said.

  • Pasta

    Most of these hits are fastballs

  • stuart a

    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…

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    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.

  • rich

    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

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

      • rich

        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)

          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

            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)

              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.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Red Sox fans a class act

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      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.

  • stuart a

    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….

  • Eddard

    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.

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • John

      exactly .. he needs to change speeds.. he cant be pitching this way anymore … or at least locate better

  • UncleArgyle

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

    • Elan

      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)

      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.

  • stuart a

    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…

  • Pasta

    4 strike strike out for napoli

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Elan

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

  • Elton Cod

    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.

  • Wes

    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.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Back to back to back homers are their only chance.

  • rich

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

  • wow

    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.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      I think the chance is a lot bigger than just non-zero

  • hell hammer

    fuck it … trade Cano for “pieces”.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

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

    • hell hammer

      I was trying to be edgy.

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        there are others

        • hell hammer

          But I was saying it in jest.

    • Wes

      Might as well get something , hes leaving we cant afford a250 mill contract

  • Duh Injuries

    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.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Rinse. Repeat.

    • trr

      psst….Sabathia has a no trade clause and…NOBODY WOULD TAKE HIS CONTRACT

    • Bo Knows
    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      All these words are making my eyes bleed

    • Pat D

      Obviously you’re not going to stop with the craziness.

      I had such hopes for you.

  • Wes

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

    • your mom

      Don’t forget Cano too.

  • Cy Pettitte

    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.

  • rich

    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

      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.

  • your mom

    Hafner is a worthless POS.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • trr

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

  • hell hammer

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

  • Wes

    When Hafner was carrying this team you all Loved him.

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      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

        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

          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

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

        • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

          Head. Squarely. Up. Ass.

          • trr

            See u in Sept , genius

            • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

              I’ll still be here

    • trr

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice of CC to give them some extra BP.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      The franchise is dong a pretty good job of embarrassing itself.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

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

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      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.

  • forensic

    Wow CC, this is pretty pitiful.

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

  • John

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

  • rich

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

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      And cheap…

  • Pasta

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

    • rich

      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

        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)

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

    • Mikhel

      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).

  • OldYanksFan

    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?

    • Wolfgang’s Fault

      Yeah, Hafner’s done. Time to turn the page here.

  • hell hammer

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

  • wow

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Like they can score more than 6 runs.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • WhittakerWalt

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

    /Sterling’d

  • hell hammer

    STFU Forensic

    • forensic

      Huh?

  • your mom

    Waiting for Iglesias to hit a HR too.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • your mom

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      At this point just leave him in right?

      • Wolfgang’s Fault

        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.

  • Eddard

    It’s all that rice and bean CC ingests.

  • Whittaker Walt

    Go Bosssss Townnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    • WhittakerWalt

      WTF is this? Who’s stealing my handle?

  • Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    What’s up Losers. Talk behind My back.

  • Gonzalo Hiram

    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.

    • your mom

      Fire Cashman right?

      • anderson Silva

        they might benefit with a new mind and fresh ideas. Cashman is clearly not working, he’s built a shitty MLB club with no help whatsoever from the farm.

        • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

          Once again….

          Head. Squarely. Up. Ass.

        • WhittakerWalt

          It’s almost like a different GM put together the teams that won 4 championships.

    • rich

      Verlander is not exactly pitching like an ace this season.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    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.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I forgot about that game until you mentioned it. Better days…

    • WhittakerWalt

      That’s impossible. Swisher only ever hit GARBAGE TIME homers.

  • Jorge Brosada

    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)

  • anderson Silva

    what a great Ace the Yankees have

  • rich

    Verlander is not exactly pitching like an ace either.

  • Kramerica Industries

    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

      oh go fuck yourself already.

      • forensic

        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

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

          This is juvenile BS. Pathetic.

          • forensic

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

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

    Hooray for a Nunie helmet flying situation!

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Bunch of front running morons here.

  • OldYanksFan

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      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)

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

  • Kramerica Industries

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Kramerica Industries

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    I mean if Ich homers…

  • rich

    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

      Is it really a wash? Already?

      IT’S JULYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

      • rich

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

        • Winter

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

        • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

          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

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

          • FIPster Doofus

            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

      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.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        He’s one of the best defensive CF’s in baseball.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

  • MannyGeee-Failed Starter

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

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      I wouldn’t say that.

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        Neither would you, apparently.

        • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

          What do you mean ‘you people’?

          What do YOU mean ‘you people’?

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    What’s Ich’s split vs lefties?

    • anderson Silva

      less shitty, but still not good

    • Cy Pettitte

      .651 OPS vs RHP
      .804 OPS vs LHP

  • anderson Silva

    terrible read by Stewart, he should have scored easily

    • Cy Pettitte

      he forgot how short the munchkin is

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Bases loaded for Cano. This is basically a Shakespearean tragedy

  • Mikhel

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

    Even worse in 2013: bases loaded.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Pop one Robbie let’s go.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Chipping away

  • anderson Silva

    Very nice piece of hitting

  • hell hammer

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

    • Winter

      Well you got it now.

    • Winter

      Well you got it now. Well, 4-6-3 but close enough.

    • hell hammer

      Same thing

    • Rolling Doughnut

      It was 4-6-3

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Overbay sucks all of the balls

    • hell hammer

      a fucking AB wasted … nothing new.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • MannyGeee-Failed Starter

    DOUBLE PLAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYN YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      Google says: did you mean overthemonster.com?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    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

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

  • anderson Silva

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

  • FIPster Doofus

    Overbay just took a sledgehammer to my hopes and dreams.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Wolfgang’s Fault

    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!

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • Revan

      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.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa DPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Why the hell is CC still pitching?

  • ExitCashman

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

  • anderson Silva

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Wake up please, Joe.

  • rich

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

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

      • Rich

        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

          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

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Sorry, the DP was 6-4-3

    • Rolling Doughnut

      I registered with this site and they are still stealing my handle. Fuck you.

  • Revan

    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.

  • ExitCashman

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      Good pitching and crap hitting = San Francisco Giants 2010

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        DIFFERENCE: Our pitching is worse and so is our hitting.

      • ExitCashman

        That was great pitching and timely hitting.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        False. Giants had an average offense in 2010.

        • The Real Greg

          Huh. And their fans called it torture because…..

        • forensic

          There’s also a huge stadium environment and level of competition difference.

          • The Real Greg

            The competition factor works in favor of my statement. Even with NL Rules..

            AL EAST>>>>>>NL WEST

            • Revan

              wRC+ is park and league adjusted. The overrating of the AL East can’t work here.

              • The Real Greg

                Are you serious? Look at the two divisions.
                2013 AL East and 2010 NL West and tell me which one is better.

                • Revan

                  I am ever so sorry. Let me adjust.

                  “wRC+ is park and league adjusted. The overrating of the AL East can’t work here.”

                  “wRC+ is park and league adjusted. The overrating of the AL East can’t work here.”

                  “wRC+ is park and league adjusted. The overrating of the AL East can’t work here.”

                  • The Real Greg

                    And I say that overrating is BS.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      Which is why league adjusted is a thing. A homer in the AL East counts for more in that formula than a homer in the NL West.

      • Tom

        2010 SF Giants:

        wRC+ = 98 – which is just slightly below average
        Position players (minus pitchers) wRC+ 106 – which is well above average

        You sure do have an interesting definition of crap hitting. But keep on perpetuating that myth.

        • The Real Greg

          Again, fans called it torture for a reason.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

            They shared your intelligence?

          • FIPster Doofus

            Because they’re dumb? I’d kill for a league-average offense right now.

      • Lukaszek

        Good pitching + god-awful hitting = 2013 Yankees
        Very good pitching + average but timely hitting = 2010 Giants

    • Rich

      It’s not Binders fault his best bench player is a minor league callup.

  • rich

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

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      Thank you, ESPN plant.

  • The Real Greg

    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

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    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

      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.

  • Rich

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Sit down ratboy.

  • Revan

    Girardi swallowing pride and doing the IBB.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

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

    • Alissa

      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.

  • Winter

    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?

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Atta fucking boy Preston!

    We are still in this game!

  • Winter

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

  • WhittakerWalt

    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.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Right. I even registered with the site and they’re still stealing mt handle.

    • Dalek Jeter

      A couple months off and on, he/she/them have gotten more frequent and terrible of late.

  • BigBlueAL

    Harrison Ford looks weird bald.

    • Pat D

      Everyone gets old.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Martin would be great.

    He only wanted 1 fucking year :(

    • The Real Greg

      Get rid of Cash.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    WHEN YOU NEED PRODUCTION YOU GO TO LILLIBRIDGE?!

    • Tom

      Down 2 you want to go with a guy with a chance to tie it up on one swing…obviously Lillibridge is the man.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    • trr

      Perhaps a precursor to Hafner’s DFA tomorrow ???

  • BigBlueAL

    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??

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      That was a very odd decision.

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      Agreed, thought it was odd

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Lillibridge is 0-forever

    • Dalek Jeter

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

  • Rich

    Cano would’ve gotten that ball. Kipnis too.

  • The Real Greg

    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

      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

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • Revan

    Hahaha fuck you Iglesias.

  • BigBlueAL

    Stewart!!

  • Winter

    Bunt that turned the season around?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      damn you

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      DeWayne Wise takes offense

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    The bunt that turned around the season…

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    This is ridic.

  • Cy Pettitte

    now that’s a great fucking bunt, lmfao

  • Dalek Jeter

    God, Iglasias is SUCH A GOOD DEFENDER

    BEST PROSPECT EVER!!!

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      A young Jeter I’ve heard once…

  • Rich

    The great rookie is showing sme warts

  • Karl Krawfid

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      “The Pantston that turned the season around.”

  • Rich

    I predict strikeout by below WAR Cruz

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Well

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Winter

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

    • Winter

      *its, dammit.

    • WhittakerWalt

      It would look a lot different if Boston wasn’t throwing the ball all over the yard.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Great comeback. Let’s take a lead.

  • Dalek Jeter

    hahaha…tie game. YCPB, Suzyn.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    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.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Why logan and not kelley?

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • BigBlueAL

    Helluva an at-bat by Gardner.

    • Rich

      If it was Pedroia NESPN would’ve been fawning themselves

  • Winter

    Holy foul balls, Batman!

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • Rich

      +1

    • Govin

      I think he also tied for longest atbat of the season. for any team.

  • Lukaszek

    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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    All for a walk

  • Lukaszek

    That at-bat was the most epic thing tonight

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • nycsportzfan

    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!

  • Andy

    He pimped that walk

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Make that AB mean something Ichiro

  • BigBlueAL

    Red Sox should IBB Ichiro…..

    • Winter

      Yeah, so that they can face one of the best hitters in the game with the bases loaded. Right.

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

    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.

    #dropsmicrophone

    • Revan

      Game’s still tied.

      • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

        But I thought it was over in the 4th? New ball game. Alot of faith in my team right now. A lot less faith in the bridge jumpers

      • Winter

        Every single game we get comments like “no way the Yankees can score [X] runs, this game’s over.” Even though it’s tied, they have been proven wrong.

    • Rich

      And it’s #dropsmic.

      #tool

      • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

        Hows that bag of dicks tasting?

    • anderson Silva

      great, they came back and tied the game. This team is still bad, with only 2-3 above average hitters, a declining pitching staff and no ace.

      • Winter

        Um, Kuroda isn’t an ace?

        • Dalek Jeter

          SHH THE NARRATIVE if CC’s having a subpar season WE HAVE NO ACE because he’s making the most money!!! (I think ???)

          • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

            Plus, Boston has teh six AceZ…

          • WhittakerWalt

            If only Kuroda was more ace-like. NOT ENOUGH WINZ!!!

    • WhittakerWalt

      Don’t be a smug ass. The chances of this team scoring that many runs are pretty fucking minuscule. We’re just lucky Boston’s been throwing the ball all over the field.

  • anderson Silva

    what a great AB by Gardner

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      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)

        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

          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.

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Proven Failed Starter Manny Gee was right all along

  • Revan

    You suck Ichiro.

    • Tim

      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.

      • WhittakerWalt

        He’s a right fielder with a 92 OPS+. Does that mean anything to you?

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

          Don’t even need stats. Right fielder with no power, no walks, not many steals.

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • anderson Silva

      I wouldn’t. Clairborne seems to struggle in his second inning of work. Kelley and Logan here

  • Eddard

    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.

    • trr

      From your lips to God’s ears

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Why can’t gomes and napoli button their uniforms?

    • Winter
      • Dan

        OMG that is classic. That’s why the Yankees were never interested in his services I guess.

      • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

        Well played Mauer

      • Dalek Jeter

        HA. Comment of the thread.

      • David N

        Man, I could have lived perfectly happily not seeing that…

  • BostonStrong

    How many of you are actual fans?

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      The answer to that is ‘not many’, sorry to say. At least, as your handle implies, you’re not here to fake it. Wear it on your sleeve, I can dig it.

      • Winter

        I think there are plenty of people who are misguided fans. They shit on the team, but deep down they’re happy when the Yankees win.

        Then there are the trolls.

    • Dalek Jeter

      ~40%

      • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

        Dude, I’ll take the under on that 40%…

        • Dalek Jeter

          Yeah, that number’s a bit soft. My brain said 1/3rd but my heart wanted to give the benefit of the doubt.

          • Crime Dog

            Really? I was thinking a large majority were fans, something like 80%. I think it’s just really misguided rooting for the most part

  • anderson Silva

    there was no need to leave Clairborne in there..

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Walk the leadoff guy great.

  • nycsportzfan

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

    • BostonStrong

      Watch your mouth.

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Jigga

    Girardi must hate Shawn Kelley or something

    • Winter

      There’s a lefty on deck.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Nah, Salty’s splits scream “I can’t hit lefties!!”

  • Tim

    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!

  • Dan

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

    • True Pinstriped Blue

      Fishy Robinson will. He would love to have a real friend. Not just people on the internet.

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

    • Winter

      I’m sure we can find something to complain about. Like ESPN’s behind-the-plate camera angle.

      • Crime Dog

        That camera angle really is awful though.

  • Crime Dog

    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

      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).

  • Dalek Jeter

    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.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Whatever happened to Pants Lendleton?

    • Crime Dog

      Pretty sure he’s outta baseball

    • ExitCashman

      Last I heard he was in the Astros org. He started off well with us, as I recall.

    • Winter

      DFA’d in 2011, claimed by the Astros. Pitched badly, was sent down, and opted for free agency. Ended up re-signing with the Astros on a minor league deal, was cut after spring training in 2012 and hasn’t been signed by anyone since.

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      Wait, the pitcher or the poster?

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Logan looking absolutely DIRTY

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice job Boone.

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      “There comes a time in every man’s life, it’s a sad day, but there comes a day in every man’s life that he realizes he will never play professional baseball.”

      • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

        There’s still a chance to become a LOOGY.

        /lurks

      • Dalek Jeter

        I will never miss a chance to quote The West Wing or Archer.

        • Winter

          Can’t, or won’t?

          • Dalek Jeter

            …either? Pick one.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Boonie strikes out the side. Nice.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Wow, Logan. Good job.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

      4:30… Because this shit is looooooooong

  • anderson Silva

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

  • Tim

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

  • MannyGeee – Failed Starter

    Yuck. Cano swingin at something Vernon should be swinging at

  • Tim

    overbay due for a double

  • ExitCashman

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

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      Nice one.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wells homer right here I’m calling it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

  • dkidd

    is it safe to come back to this game thread?

    • ExitCashman

      Yes, CC and Hafner have been dispatched.

  • http://cornellatbat.tumblr.com Matthew Provenzano

    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.

  • Winter

    Wait, we have ESPN again tomorrow?

  • SeventhAce

    Battle of the bullpens!?

  • Dalek Jeter

    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.

  • Mouse

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

  • Pa Poo

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

    • WhittakerWalt

      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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Dalek Jeter

    Ugh…WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT

    • Dalek Jeter

      Was originally ‘ugh’ing the Stewart mishap…but WHAT THE FUCK CRUZ.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    What the hell was that, Cruz??!?

  • anderson Silva

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

  • MB923

    Cruz? WTF.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Fuck.

  • nycsportzfan

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

  • rich

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

  • dkidd

    brutal error

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    double play needed

  • BigBlueAL

    Glad Cruz is in there for his glove.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

    • rich

      ALberto Gonzalez would have made that play in his sleep.

  • ExitCashman

    That cannot be a hit. Bullshit hometown scorer.

    • sangreal

      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)

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

  • David N

    Need some Houdini here.

  • Winter

    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.

  • anderson Silva

    Cruz, another great pickup by Cashman

    • ExitCashman

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

  • Tim

    Oh son of a bitch.

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • Winter

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

    • rich

      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

  • Winter

    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

      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

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

  • Dalek Jeter

    Time for a brutal hook here.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Curveball please.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Or that will do.

  • anderson Silva

    very fucking nice

  • David N

    HELL YES HOUDINI.

  • dkidd

    YYYYYYEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    Nice!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Houdini. Had him right where he wanted them

    • Cy Pettitte

      had them*

  • nycsportzfan

    Hoodini!!!!!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    FUCK YEAH

    MOTHER FUCKING HOUDINI!!!!!!!!!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    HOUDINI!!!!!!

  • Winter

    YEAH! FUCK YEAH!

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    HOUDINI

  • Rolling Doughnut

    HOUDINI!

  • Tim

    I love you Robertson

  • ExitCashman

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Lukaszek

    …And this is why they call him Houdini

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    Robbie = Erik Weisz

  • flamingo

    HOUDINI.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Anyone but lillibridge.

  • Winter

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

  • Dalek Jeter

    Lillibridge is going to go all Bucky Dent on everybody.

    • Dalek Jeter

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

  • http://cornellatbat.tumblr.com Matthew Provenzano

    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.

  • Mouse

    Lillibridge again. Is joe really that stubborn?

  • dkidd

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Littledick!

  • flamingo

    Hahahaha let’s do this.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Steal.

    • Winter

      They’d walk Nunez and pitch to Stewart and Cruz.

      • Winter

        Or just pitch to Nunez who’s hitting .226. What am I thinking?

  • Eddard

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

    • rich

      with Stewart and a .140 hitter. No thanks, steal the base and let Nuney drive him home.

  • David N

    I am okay with this bunt.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    not stewart

  • FIPster Doofus

    Horrible, Nunez.

  • anderson Silva

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      Because Nunez>>>>>>Stewart/Cruz?

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    FACK

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Winter

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      There’s 1 before even the bottom of the inning, so I’ll take the over.

      • Dalek Jeter

        There’s 2.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • pat

      DL, no?

      • FIPster Doofus

        Right.

      • BigBlueAL

        Shit thats right, my bad.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • Wheels

      for real

    • Dan

      That’s in large part due to Ryan Dempster doing his best Josh Beckett impersonation earlier on.

  • anderson Silva

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

    • Winter

      Because David Adams would have done so much better in that situation…

    • rich

      I think Jagielo is a better 3B than Cruz and we drafted him last month!!

      • Mouse

        And judging from the way the Yanks develop their players he wont get to the majors until 2030.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Either that or he’ll end up in the land of 3B washouts like Drew Henson and Eric Duncan.

  • FIPster Doofus

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

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      lol.

  • David N

    Hopefully that’s it for Uehara.

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • FIPster Doofus

      The days of #TooManyHomers seem so long ago.

    • stuart a

      the AAAA lineup…

      lillibridge is the DH think about that for a few minutes….

  • stuart a

    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.

    • Winter

      pornk

      Sorry, I can’t focus on anything else you said.

      • Dan

        hahahahaha

  • Elton Cod

    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

      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

        And have the greatest manager this side of Buck Showalter

        • Dalek Jeter

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

          • Dalek Jeter

            Sorry 3rd. Second best hitter though.

          • Winter

            He doesn’t want to mess with Davis’s juju.

        • Winter

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

        • Elton Cod

          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

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

            That’s all I have to say.

            • Winter

              At least he’s seen the light now.

            • Elton Cod

              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.”

  • Dalek Jeter

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

    • David N

      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…

  • Andy

    The announcer was so disappointed from that strikeout

  • anderson Silva

    boy, that slider is nasty.

  • David N

    Okay, time for THE OFFENSE!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Shawn Kelley

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Couldn’t ask more from the ‘pen tonight.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yes, 3 more outs. Is all I ask.

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Heh. From your lips…

  • flamingo

    Alright, even one run would be nice.

  • stuart a

    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…

  • stuart a

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

    not a good situation..

    • FIPster Doofus

      Their only two good hitters are up this inning. Now or never.

  • David N

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

  • Dalek Jeter

    If Gardner gets on and Ichiro bunts I will scream.

  • David N

    Good start, Brett.

  • flamingo

    Gardner the man.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Huge.

  • Winter

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

    • FIPster Doofus

      I agree. And Saltalamacchia sucks at throwing guys out. He’s not exactly Yadi Molina back there.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Steal please, don’t bunt.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Right, but the bunt is a mistake also.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I agree. I definitely wouldn’t bunt. I’m 50/50 on the steal attempt before Cano gets a chance to hit.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Dont Bunt. dont bunt don’t bunt bunt

    • Dalek Jeter

      At least he didn’t bunt.

  • nsalem

    get ready to scream

  • dkidd

    great game by brett

  • Winter

    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.

  • anderson Silva

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

  • FIPster Doofus

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

    • Dalek Jeter

      Nah if he steals they walk Robbie and Loverbay goes all 4-6-3 on us.

    • Winter

      Steal here and Cano can get IBB’d.

      • FIPster Doofus

        They can IBB him anyway.

        • Winter

          Right, but if they pitch to him they have a shot of keeping a runner out of scoring position. Once the runner’s already at 2nd they might as well walk him.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Indeed. Dumb post by me.

    • pat

      Why pitch to Cano with 1st open?

      • FIPster Doofus

        You guys are right. I didn’t think about that before posting. Diarrhea of the keyboard.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ichiro’s hot streak seems to be over.

  • anderson Silva

    right down the middle.. should have crushed that

  • Wheels

    Sting a little, Salty?

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • David N

    Oh somebody please get a hit now.

  • flamingo

    One of those timely Overbay HRs would be nice.

  • Dalek Jeter

    “Inside apparently”

    fuck off.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Overbay is the worst.

  • flamingo

    ARGHHHHHHHH.

  • David N

    …and that’s horrible.

  • Wheels

    Shit Overbay.

  • Winter

    If the Yankees lose, Overbay’s the goat.

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

    • your mom

      Feces says “Hi”.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    UGH.

  • dkidd

    slowly i turn…
    step by step…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Overbay’s having a hell of a game.

    • David N

      Emphasis on “hell”.

  • anderson Silva

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

  • dkidd

    this is what happens when jim gaffigan bats clean-up

  • stuart a

    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 ……………….

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      You’re wrong.

      Joba’s not in.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You know when you post like this,

      It almost reads like a poem.

      It’s fun to read. Apart from the grammar.

      Joba isn’t in the game, and it’s not over.

      You’re wrong.

      • Gonzo

        stuart a is the next ee cummings

  • Winter

    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.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

  • stuart a

    gardy does not know how to steal bases..

    period…he is a bad baserunner…

    • dkidd

      “period” followed by an ellipse? you are consistent

  • Winter

    Kruk:

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

    • your mom

      Kruk can go eat a shit pie.

    • Gonzo

      He caught himself there. Totally.

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • your mom

      Just goes to show how shitty the rest of the team is.

  • Dalek Jeter

    God that Iglasias is a hell of a player.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Is Overbay trying to make Hafner look good?

  • Tim

    Shawn Kelley!!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Shawn Kelley is awesome.

  • Dalek Jeter

    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.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      You’re missing something….
      …..
      …….

      • Dalek Jeter

        ….I have no idea….

        wha tyou’re talking………………….

        about….

    • Winter

      You’re right this is fun

      I might post like this some more

      Hey, it’s a haiku!

  • dkidd

    how did seattle give up on that arm?

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Dude is a strikeout machine.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

  • David N

    Shawn Freaking Kelley.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cashman is an idiot trading for Shawn Kelley.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Winter

    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).

  • Captain_Turbo

    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.

  • Dalek Jeter

    “The truth according the Glenn Beck.”

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

  • flamingo

    SHAWN KELLY.

    • flamingo

      Ouch, missed an E. Dude doesn’t deserve that treatment after the inning he just had.

    • your mom

      Trade him for prospects too!!!!

  • Elton Cod

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

    • Lukaszek

      I already forgot that he was on the team last year

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • anderson Silva

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Steal second. Steal third. Steal home.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • FIPster Doofus

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

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

    • Dan

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

      • FIPster Doofus

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

        • Dan

          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

            His wRC+ is 65.

            • Dan

              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.

  • Winter

    I wonder if Nunez could steal here?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Run. Now.

  • anderson Silva

    wow, absolutely horrible call. He was very much safe

  • Lukaszek

    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

    • Dalek Jeter

      …that’s because that’s exactly what it is.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Dalek Jeter

    WHAT?!?!?! WOAH THAT WAS TERRIBLE

  • David N

    Ugh. Well, had to try something.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Horrible fucking call.

  • Winter

    Oh man.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Hahaha. Are you shitting me?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Safe by a mile.

  • Wheels

    Horrible call!

  • your mom

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

  • ArchStanton

    Wow was that a bad call.

  • anderson Silva

    this is a joke, inexcusable call.

  • Dalek Jeter

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

  • David N

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

  • Eddard

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

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    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

      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.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

        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.

  • stuart a

    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

  • yanks

    wow…. same ump who tossed Gardner on Friday too

    • your mom

      Fucker must be a Sox fan.

      • Winter

        Yeah… no.

      • Lukaszek

        He is perfect foil for CB Bucknor

  • dkidd

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

  • Dan

    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.

  • Duh Injuries

    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.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

      That’s not the worst call of 2013. Angel Hernandez in Cleveland with the quasi-intentionally blown replay is the worst of 2013. It cannot get worse than that.

  • Lukaszek

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

  • Here Comes the Pizza

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

  • sangreal

    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

  • Mouse

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

  • your mom

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

  • David N

    Screw everything.

  • Dalek Jeter

    ….well fuck.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Well fuck.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh just fuck off

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

    Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It happens.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Not a good use of five hours.

  • anderson Silva

    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

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadgeek Roadgeek Adam

      This team sells nothing. I mean nothing. I don’t care if we don’t make the playoffs, we die with the team we have.

      We are the Yankees, not a bunch of pussies.

  • your mom

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

    • Rich

      Well at least by Thursday the Sux will be in second place. And god Dave O Brien is awful

  • Tim

    Godamnit I knew it

  • dkidd

    well, they fought and they fought

  • Winter

    God. Fucking. Dammit.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    That’s a lot of fastballs to throw Napoli.

  • Wheels

    FUCK

  • Here Comes the Pizza

    Harrumph.

  • BigBlueAL

    Who didnt see that coming.

  • David N

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

  • stuart a

    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….

  • Karl Krawfid

    No home run power in the lineup.

  • yeayo

    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

      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

  • stuart a

    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….

  • Eddard

    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

      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.

      • Dan

        After a certain point the blame goes to pitching. There job is to get guys out, not serve up meatballs.

  • BostonStrong

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

    • Rich

      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

      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

      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

      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.

  • stuart a

    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

      Adam Warren has a better ERA than Shawn Kelley.

    • Dan

      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.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    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.

    • your mom

      I’m angry because we lost to those bearded douchebags to the north. BostonStrong, NYWeak.

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Have to agree wit you re: bears. Napoli looks like a godamn caveman.

        • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

          beards, not bears. Although bears get me angry too, I guess.

  • stuart a

    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…

  • Rolling Doughnut

    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…