Game 121: Back in Boston

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River Dogs win behind Bird's homer
He's in for a fun night. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
He’s in for a fun night. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

The Yankees were in Fenway Park about a month ago, but the circumstances were much different. They were five back in the AL East and only three back of a wildcard spot, two deficits that were far from insurmountable. The Bombers have since slid in the standings and now relatively limp into Boston, seven back in the division and six back of a postseason berth with a whole bunch of teams ahead of them. This isn’t so much Yankees-Red Sox as it is Yankees-whoever. They need to win games regardless of the opponent. That said, beating the Sawx is always fun. Here’s the lineup that will face left-hander Felix Doubront:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. SS Eduardo Nunez
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. 3B Alex Rodriguez
  6. DH Vernon Wells
  7. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  8. 1B Mark Reynolds
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is left-hander Andy Pettitte, who hopefully won’t give up a first inning run tonight. He’s done that in eight straight starts now. Playing from behind almost immediately really sucks.

The weather in Boston is great, so no concerns there. It’ll be the same way all weekend. The first pitch is scheduled for a little after 7pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally.

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  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Arod 4-HR this weekend.

  • trr

    We all know what’s at stake here.
    Let’s Win This!!!

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Wells ugh

    • ropeadope

      1 for his last 1, an extra baser with two rbi’s to boot!

  • https://twitter.com/cfrs15 Robert

    Overbay versus LHP in 2013: .200/.246/.305
    Reynolds versus LHP in 2013: .215/.333/.411

    Can you say upgrade?

  • Eddard

    Tonight is the swing game. Pitching matchups are much more favorable for us in games 2 and 3. I love Nuney in that 2 hole but I still don’t like Wells playing over Granderson. That just doesn’t make any sense but at least he’s the DH and not in the field.

    • Oy

      Wells has’t been complete shit against LHP this year, so it does make sense.

      Granderson last year against LHP: .328 wOBA104 wRC+
      Wells this year against LHP: .343 wOBA 114 wRC+

      Though Nunez>Ichiro hitting second against LHP makes no fucking sense.

      • vicki

        batter vs. hitting small sample size ridiculousness.

    • vicki

      eddard loves nuney in that 2 hole.

      even if we blow them out the night is downhill from here.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Reynolds 091/167/091, 5K (11 PA) career vs. Doubront.

    Got him just in time.

    • https://twitter.com/cfrs15 Robert

      With such a big sample I’m not even sure why Girardi would even start him.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        It’s not like there’s a good choice.

      • vicki

        giving you a good oldfashioned LOL for that one.

  • hogsmog

    Any reason why Granderson sits?

    • vicki

      platoon splits. who would you rather?

  • Wheels

    Over the monster, Sori.

  • dkidd

    wish i felt better about tonight

    first inning is key for andy

  • dkidd

    why no granderson?

  • Winter

    Before his first game as a Yankee, everyone should know the truth about Mark Reynolds.

  • https://twitter.com/cfrs15 Robert

    Costas + Bill Ripken = mute

  • dot

    A-Rod is going to have a monster series, just to further troll everyone.

    • Anderson Silva

      I have the same feeling.

  • nsalem

    Will Reynolds rap one ?

  • Anderson Silva

    Nunez hitting second, no Granderson and Stewart still playing. Someone needs to tell Girardi these games are all must-win.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    ARod took questions before the game and categorically denied ratting out fellow players.

    Such a strong denial should put an end to such scurrilous rumormongering.

  • dot

    Run run run run all over them

  • Anderson Silva

    what a jump

  • dot

    Soriano is en fuego

  • Eddard

    Soriano! What a great pickup by Hal. Now do some real damage, A-Rod!

  • Cy Pettitte

    stay hot, Sori.

  • Anderson Silva

    Sori!!

  • Wheels

    Good start

  • Cy Pettitte

    would give anything for an A-bomb right now.

  • Anderson Silva

    here comes the 3-run HR

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

    Alright, the series umpiring crew, and if you thought the Tigers series with Jerry Meals and Co. was bad. Then this is worse collectively.

    Introducing the crew for this week:

    Bill Welke (HP)The only member of the crew I don’t have numerous gripes about. I think he’s the only one who at least can show a straight face.

    Adrian Johnson (1B)All I can say, does he suck or what. Of the entire group, with three years experience, the man is made of bad calls. If MLB doesn’t fire a couple umps with this change, a lot of challenges will be present on his games.

    Brian O’Nora (2B)Possibly the most fragile umpire in baseball, he seems to have an affinity for getting sick, including an infamous intestinal tear at a Mets-Phillies game in April. He does have a strike zone I am not a fan of and really a bit of a bad umpire.

    Fieldin Culbreth (3B-CC)The crew chief of this crew, and a brand new crew chief at that. His discretion needs some work and really, he and this entire crew needs to be split next year. I’ll give him a break that its his first year as CC, but jesus.

    Here it is, your infamous for 2013 Portergate crew and one of my most hated crews in MLB.

    • forensic

      Just out of curiosity, where do you get all this information from? Do you keep a black book on umps like some pitchers do on batters?

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

        I have a thing for umpires. I do have details of who is continuously questionable, who is continuously excellent, what their strike zone tends to be, their previous ejections and timing of throwing someone out.

        I have my favorite umpires and my most hated. One of the latter is on this crew.

        • vicki

          stat pages for umps are overdue. we’ll have “overturned” numbers to add to them next year.

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

            More people are starting to do that. I read said sites accordingly.

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

          I should add, I commit this all to memory, not to a blackbook.

  • Jay

    They love to boo Alex and cheer Ortiz. Gotta love the irony. File that one under “he might be a cheat, but he’s our cheat”.

    • Winter

      Well, of course. What fan base would boo their own player because of steroids?

      Oh…

      • forensic

        Or because he dares not hit 1.000/1.000/4.000.

    • JGYank

      We do the same thing just vice versa. Well some of us.

  • Naved

    Damn can’t do anything about that. ARod hit the ball hard, too bad right at the 3rd baseman.

  • Anderson Silva

    Very unfortunate

  • dot

    He hit it hard, Alex is right on him.

    Lets see a strong quick inning from Pettitte.

    • Anderson Silva

      Remember, it’s the first inning and against a good offense. There’s a 90% chance of runs here.

  • vicki

    3U

    yeah!

  • RetroRob

    Mark Reynolds? Clearly I missed something.

  • Anderson Silva

    oh fuck! A scoreless first inning! Atta boy AP!

  • vicki

    gnome angry.

  • Winter

    The last time Pettitte pitched a scoreless first was June 26 against the Rangers.

    • Winter

      That’s right straight starts with first inning runs.

      • Winter

        Hallelujah!

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit a 1-2-3 first inning for Pettitte

    • vicki

      and only 13 pitches.

  • Wheels

    Thanks ump.

  • RetroRob

    That’s one ugly beard on Pedroiadinklage.

    Has to be Andy’s best first inning in a while.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    13 pitches, no runs. Excuse me as I kiss my loved ones…apparently there is a astroid headed towards earth

    • forensic

      Excuse me while I kiss the sky…

  • dkidd

    WORK THE COUNT

  • vicki

    this is fun.

  • Anderson Silva

    NO MORE OVERBAY AGAINST LEFTIES!!! FUCK YEAH!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Well that’s a good start.

  • Eddard

    GREAT PICKUP CASHMAN!!!!!!! WHAT A WAY TO BREAK IN!!!!

  • forensic

    BOOOOOO Sterling…

    He just copied Teixeira’s call for him.

    “You’re on the Mark, Reynolds.”

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      That is so weak.

      • forensic

        Yup, and he just supplemented it at the end of the inning with “So the second inning has a Reynolds rap.”

        Pretty bad, where’s the ingenuity?

    • dkidd

      not what we’ve come to expect
      :(

    • Cy Pettitte

      that’s incredibly lame.

  • Leg-End

    Boooom. That made me giggle.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    OK that worked>>LOL

  • Wheels

    Yeah!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Reynolds!!!

  • Eddard

    With Soriano, A-Rod, Grandy, Cano and now Reynolds the Bronx Bombers are back. The only weak spot in the lineup is the catcher.

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

    MARK REYNOLDS HOME RUN

    (Someone get the Sterling call!)

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      Apparently, forensic says he just copied his call for Tex.

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

        If that’s the case, and I thought it might be done that way, wow.

      • RetroRob

        Well, with Teixeira he has a You’re on the Mark, Teixeira, and then something about a Tex message.

        With this, sounds like he just used the You’re on the Mark part. Kind of lame. Maybe he was caught off guard!

  • Tom

    Swing hard in case you hit it.

    And if you do, it goes very, very far.

    Welcome aboard Mr Reynolds.

  • dkidd

    sterling’s call?

  • RetroRob

    This guy is as hot/cold as any player in the majors, with his slumps lasting months, and then getting blistering hot. I know having “owned” him in my fantasy leagues in past years.

    He might crank out 20 HRs the rest of the way if he gets hot. Okay, maybe not 20.

    • vicki

      so long as neither ever faces same-handed pitching he and loverbay will make a nice platoon.

  • JGYank

    Welcome aboard Mark.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Sterling call please anyone?

    • forensic

      Same as for Tex, “You’re on the Mark, Reynolds.”

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      COME ON Sterling!

      No ” Reynolds wrap!” that was easy one John.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Bombers new bomber

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankeesource @YankeeSource
    Lyle Overbay had 1 home run vs. LHP this year. Mark Reynolds matched that with his first hit in a Yankee uniform.

    I’m glad it only took a few months to get Lyle a platoon partner lol

  • Tom

    Is it just me or is Doubront’s velocity way down? Seems like he is sitting 88-90mph, and I seem to remember him in the low 90’s

    • Tom

      Apparently down most of this year

      http://www.fangraphs.com/pitch.....8;pitch=FA

      (to answer my own question, rather than lazily throwing it out there)

    • dkidd

      i was thinking the same thing

    • forensic

      Fangraphs does appear to have him down about 2 mph this year compared to the last two years.

      • RetroRob

        …yet he’s pitching better this year. Could be a change of approach.

        I do seem to remember him around 93-94, or maybe that was only when he annoyingly pitched well against the Yankees.

    • https://twitter.com/cfrs15 Robert

      Doubront doesn’t look sharp at all to start the game. They probably should have just pulled him when he walked Wells.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    What no
    Luis cruz david adams zoile almonte or hefner?
    The suck has left the building.

  • Bo Knows

    strange Ortiz is as old as he is suddenly bouncing back in power and hitting for an even higher average?

    hmmmm

  • Mouse

    Did the Yankees have to give up anything for Reynolds?

    If not, that is a good pick up.

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

      DFA’d by Cleveland and released. We gave him a contract.

    • RetroRob

      Prorated MLB minimum salary. Probably 100K.

      • Mouse

        Excellent.

  • vicki

    a pop-up, fifteen feet from the warning track in that stupid park.

  • dkidd

    pedroia-like

  • Reynolds wraps one

    When ever we play the redsox
    I feel like we are playing the homeless.
    Some of those guys need squeegees

    • dkidd

      someone on here described them as “Amish rapists”

  • vicki

    21 pitches.

  • Eddard

    Good start for Andy. Keep putting those runs on the board. Get on base for A-Rod.

  • JGYank

    Pettitte looks better and finally had a scoreless first. With a 3-0 lead already it looks like he can just throw strikes and pitch to the scoreboard a little.

    • https://twitter.com/cfrs15 Robert

      You don’t actually think pitchers pitch to the score, right?

      • JGYank

        No I just want him to pitch economically so he give us innings and give the pen a rest.

    • forensic

      Their offense is way too good to just throw strikes and pitch to the scoreboard a little, especially this early in the game.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Nunez loses the helmet you know he beat it out.

  • Eddard

    Nuney just puts the bat on the ball and makes things happen. Now let him wreak havoc on the basepaths.

  • Bo Knows

    nunez loses helmet, drink

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

    -Helmet
    +Base Runner

  • dot

    Atta’boy Drew!

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

    Stephen Drew having a terrible defensive night.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Please go deep sori

    • https://twitter.com/cfrs15 Robert

      Bingo!

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Sori should take third salty is horrible

    • Reynolds wraps one

      Nunie

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy fuck Soriano is en fuego!!!!

  • dot

    SORI!

  • Leg-End

    Red hot, holy cow.

  • vicki

    yeah. lotta fun.

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      LOL

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    RBI MACHINE

  • Tom

    Unbelievable.

  • Wheels

    SORI!!!!!!!!!

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Hey yankees have power huh

  • forensic

    Is this really Doubront???

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    HAL WINNER!!!

    CASHMAN LOSER!!!!!

  • Wheels

    6-zip!

  • ropeadope

    I must be still asleep and dreaming. Someone please PINCH ME.

  • Eddard

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SORIANO!!!!!!!!!

  • RetroRob

    Soriano is almost as hot as A-Rod, version April 2007.

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      Let’s not get crazy now. 2007 A-Rod transcended the realm of mortals and became a god, but stayed down on Earth to hit baseballs. Soriano is really, really hot.

      • RetroRob

        …hence the qualifier.

        I was trying to think of the last Yankee hitter who was crazy hot with the long ball. A-Rod came to mind, although that tear went out for a month!

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Yup mlb go get your lefties lined up for the hapless yankees lol

  • https://twitter.com/cfrs15 Robert

    Is this what an offense looks like?

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

    NO. 25!

  • Captain Turbo

    Sori is a freaking machine.

  • JGYank

    Wow! Someone cool of Soriano. You wonder why he isn’t constantly thrown offspeed pitches. This one looks like a W already.

  • dkidd

    bury these fuckers!

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

    Yep fastball.

  • dkidd

    what’s the record for RBIs in a 4-game stretch?

  • Slu

    I am not sure I have ever seen a player hotter than Sori is right now.

  • forensic

    So, did every advance scout for the Angels and Red Sox take the month off? I can’t believe they all keep throwing him fastballs. Every homer, and almost every hit (I think there was one slider he kept fair off Wilson for a double), for Soriano has been on a fastball.

    What happened to throwing him 700 breaking balls that he’ll swing and miss weakly at?

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Holy shit Soriano is out of this world.

  • Kramerica Industries

    It’s about time the Yankees clobber Felix Doubront.

  • hogsmog

    whaaat is eeven goiing onnn

  • Eddard

    This team is such a joy to watch again. And we still have the Captain to add to the lineup!

  • Winter

    Say what you will about Spriano, that man knows how to watch a HR. Just beautiful.

  • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Fastball to Sori

    BAD IDEA!!!!!

  • Elton Cod

    A-Rod base hit on top of that. Boo that you stupid shits. The only good thing to come out of your city is the TV show Cheers. Doc Gooden knows what he’s doing – get the hell out of there.

    • Slu

      I don’t like the Red Sox, but I think Boston is a pretty great city.

      • Elton Cod

        I think ‘Boston, the actual city’ is different from ‘Boston, the place where the Red Sox come from’. But I guess I do actually hate Boston fans. They have a real martyrdom complex, trying to make it sound as if they are a forever-suffering small market. Shut the fuck up, you have most titles in NBA history and you still have the Red Sox, who are just about second to NYY in terms of ‘trying to spend to win’. You’re not Detroit or some shit-pot midwestern town or some city with one or two lousy expansion teams.

    • Elton Cod

      Doc Rivers, Doc Gooden, same difference.

  • dot

    Kill them, go for the jugular.

    Drop 20 on ‘em.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Arod juicing on what the hell.

  • Pat D

    Has Mr. Awesome O’Clock lost his marbles yet?

  • dkidd

    feel like there’s going to be a brawl tonight

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

      No, that’s tomorrow. Lackey is on the mound.

      • Pat D

        How dare you insult the sensei of sexy?

        • Bo Knows

          Only to horses

  • Tom

    18 RBI in last 4 games?

    Which would equal Chris Stewart’s yearly total.

    (yeah I know RBI’s aren’t the greatest stat but still…)

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Sweeny?

      • Tom

        Actually random conicidence…

        I knew he had 18 and I thought what Yankee regular might not be able to top that. The answer was pretty obvious.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Sweeny Murti
    ?@YankeesWFAN
    Soriano now has 18 RBIs in the last 4 games. Or as many as Chris Stewart has all season.

    • mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

      we laugh because it’s funny, and we laugh because it’s true.

    • Reynolds wraps one

      Sweeny killing stewart lol
      We need a hitting catcher bad.

  • forensic

    I still don’t like his call for Soriano either, “Who’s Sori now? Not Alfonso.” (while singing)

    Very blah, we’re well past his heyday for good calls, I guess.

    • Wheels

      Pa had a heyday?

      • nsalem

        Burn baby burn

        • forensic

          Yeah, he had some good ones in the past. Not so much recently.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Oh boy
    No wonder Lacky was pissed yankees are back.
    Longoria sees it too
    And we know how buck feels.

  • Winter

    I’m not sure that Soubeont is feeling 100%. I know a great clinic down in Miami he should try.

    • Pat D

      Yes, I think I’ve heard of that place.

    • Winter

      Doubront, dammit autocorrect.

      • Kramerica Industries

        But autocorrect to what? What the hell is a Soubeont?

        • Winter

          I dunno, but according to my iPhone it’s something.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    That mark for ya.

  • Cy Pettitte

    damn, swung at a pitch over his head

    • nsalem

      Get used to it. Comes with the territory.

  • Lukaszek

    So I missed the first half of the game, can someone tell me what happened?

    From what it sounds like, Soriano hit two homeruns and Mark Reynolds homered in his first at bat

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Amish rape squad lol

  • dot

    Nice play Robby

  • vicki

    lazy.

    • nsalem

      beat me to it on that one vicki

  • Wheels

    Sick catch Mays!

  • nsalem

    Cano is so lazy

  • dot

    PALN

    Past a Lunging Nunez

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Come on nunie

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    Pedroia’s jersey would have been dirty though…

  • Karl Kawfid

    So A-Rod takes all the heat/media attention and everyone else relaxes and plays good baseball.

    I hope he wins his appeal.

  • nsalem

    Not confident about this game yet. 6-0 in Fenway is like 3-0 anywhere else in the universe.

    • Lukaszek

      Even a 9-0 lead here is nothing. Just ask the Red Sox ;)

      • forensic

        I’ll never forget that game because the bastards as FOX broke away for so many people to show a bunch of the Humber perfect game and we missed a bunch of the comeback.

        • vicki

          swisher’s salami, for example.

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

            I was at a restaurant in Midtown on 4/21. Disappointed when I saw it was 9-0 (and that Tim McCarver was present.).

            When it turns back, its 9-5. It’s like, what happened?

        • Kramerica Industries

          Well, could you really blame them, though?

          It was a perfect game on one hand, and a 9-1 game in the 7th inning on the other. The odds of that comeback were extremely ‘nil. Just be glad they returned in time for Teixeira’s home run that cut it to 9-8.

          • forensic

            Yes, I can blame them. I don’t care about Humber. :-)

            Seriously though, no-hitters have happened with seemingly extreme frequency the last bunch of years that I don’t even really get that excited or into them anymore.

            Plus, the pitiful call to end that game was so horrible.

            • Kramerica Industries

              Yeah, I thought Ryan had gone around at first, but he clearly didn’t, and the argument is what cost him beating out the ensuing wild pitch to 1st.

              Not to mention Philip Humber has an ERA of approximately infinity ever since that perfect game. Shows how weird baseball is. Many all-time greats haven’t pitched perfect games, but a schmuck like Humber did.

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

                Dallas Braden. :P

                • Kramerica Industries

                  It was the height of hilarity how ARod became the real central focus of that afterwards.

                  Like, yeah, that perfect game completely vindicated Braden’s ridiculous freak out over an “unwritten rule” violation.

                  Give me a fucking break.

            • Kramerica Industries

              The other factor being, of course, that this was national television, these were the only two games (and the M’s obviously being the “B” game and thus only on in Chicago and Seattle markets).

              In addition, obviously it’s not like MLB Network or ESPN could air bonus coverage, MLB.tv was blacked out. Perfect games, even in their increasing frequency, are still special events, and it would’ve been cause of massive outcry for that game to have been left alone and not shown at the end. Hell, even if they had stuck with the Yankees and Red Sox, this would probably only happen in NY and Boston markets. You’re in Las Vegas or something, I’m in the Tampa Bay area, so we’d still have been screwed.

              • forensic

                Yeah, I understand why they did it, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to like it. Just another problem with them putting multiple games during the blackout windows. At least ESPN always keeps it to one game at a time (except for the random night games in Texas during the heat).

        • Lukaszek

          I still fucking hate the bastards

    • forensic

      Especially with Pettitte’s tendency to really give it up around the 6th inning, 3rd AB’s, and 75 pitches.

      At least he avoided his usual struggles in the 1st inning.

      • nsalem

        I think he’s at about 35 pitches now.

  • vicki

    nice leather, new guy. another 3U.

  • dot

    I liked how he triple checked his glove, almost in disbelief.

  • Anderson Silva

    bad D? That one looked good!

    • nsalem

      He seems much better at first than third. I think he made some nice plays in he ALDS last year.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Yeah pitchers spot in the order over .
    Chris stewart worst yankee catcher ever

  • Anderson Silva

    2 pitches, 2 outs. I think we all have had enough of Chris Stewart.

    • forensic

      It’s not like Romine has been hitting a bit of late or can also play fine defense…

  • forensic

    And now Sterling and Waldman are talking about his HR call for Reynolds. He says he was caught unaware because he barely even found out he was on the team.

    He said we may hear the real call on Reynolds’ next homer.

    Guess we’ll see.

  • dot

    Chief squats on cock is down!

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Nunie triple !

  • Wheels

    haha

  • nsalem

    verycatchable

  • Anderson Silva

    what a whiff by Ellsbury

  • nsalem

    No Risp fail here

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Lolsbury

  • Eddard

    He dropped the ball! Triple for Eduardo Nuney!

  • Tom

    Nice!

    What looked like a quick inning for Sauvignon, not only turns into a longer one, but a tack on run.

  • Captain Turbo

    Is it 2009? Did I go back in time again?

  • Anderson Silva

    gotta admit when Im wrong. I never thought they were capable of this against Doubront. It feels good to be wrong this time.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Throw another fastball

  • Eddard

    Robbie looks much better now that he has some protection. No more pitching around him to get to Wells and Overbay.

  • Kramerica Industries

    TRIVIA:

    it’s Joe Gordon. That’s obvious.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Andy dealing !

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Strikeout! Cashmam sucks again

  • nsalem

    it was in 1942

    • Kramerica Industries

      A year where they lost in the World Series 4-1 to St. Louis.

      They avenged that with a 4-1 victory over St. Louis in ’43, albeit withotu Joe in tow.

  • Kramerica Industries

    I’m not entirely sure ARod nor Nunez could’ve played that any worse.

  • vicki

    you tell’em, michael.

    • vicki

      kenny too.

    • forensic

      Is he talking about how Ortiz is still looking for the ‘real dopers’?

      • vicki

        it was great. he pretty much quoted jay, winter and jgyank’s comments above. then he and kenny talked about how the right to play during an appeal was collectively bargained. kenny wants ALL the names from the mitchell report. so much more. it was glorious.

  • Kramerica Industries

    John Lackey is just an asshole and should be ignored.

    Does he still have the label of a “bulldog”, by the way, or did September 2011 destroy that for good?

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Do those guys know how horrible those beards are? No Mirrors in the lockeroom.

  • Tom

    Costas and Ripken are falling all over each other trying to figure out how to praise Pedroia on that.

    Kind of sickening.

    • Reynolds wraps one

      And ortiz

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Big game Andy got his game on.

  • dot

    Jesus, Kay is going off!

  • Cy Pettitte

    The players need to think before the open their mouths. So many of them come off as hypocrites. Like Johnny Damon saying that the ’09 WS was tainted but saying nothing about ’04 or ’07.

    • Lukaszek

      I think he was a bit pissed the Yankees didn’t sign him

      • vicki

        even after he offered to play for league minimum and leave quietly when grandy returned.. that must sting.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Glad Michael K calling out Ortiz

    • Lukaszek

      Ortiz is one of those guys who seems really chill and awesome off the field, but when he gets on the field you kind of wanna smack the shit out of the hypocrite

  • JGYank

    In my mind we’ve already won this series. I’m that confident in Kuroda.

    • Anderson Silva

      6 run lead with 5 innings to go is not a guarantee in this ballpark.

      • JGYank

        They would have to score 6 in 5 innings just to tie and that assumes we don’t score anymore runs which shouldn’t be too hard against there middle relievers. It’s not like they bat in different parks either. I’m confident in most of our pitchers.

  • forensic

    Can anyone help explain that play? Gameday says “Pedroia singles on a groundball to Nunez, deflected by A-Rod, advancing on error by Nunez.”

    I’m having trouble picturing it.

    • JGYank

      Pedroia hits grounder down line off diving arods glove Nunez runs over to get it bobbles it throws to second but Pedroia was safe.

      • forensic

        Ah, ok, so it should say “groundball to A-Rod, deflected to Nunez…”

        That makes much more sense. Thanks!

    • Tom

      ARod lunged on a hard hit ball down the line, deflected it into foul territory and couldn’t figure out where it went.

      The ball ended up near the cutout where the stands jut out close to the foul line. Nunez raced over, slid, and fumbled the ball which allowed Pedroia to go to 2nd. Pedroia had stopped halfway between 1st and 2nd and kept going when he saw Nunez have trouble with it.

      • forensic

        Cool, that helps too, thanks!

  • Hall and Nokes

    With Costas and Billy Ripken in the booth there’s no question I’ll know the right way to play the game by the end of the night

    • Reynolds wraps one

      Have they brought up 2004 yet.

      • Hall and Nokes

        Counting my blessings. If ESPN had the game the booth would have been O’Brien Schilling and George Mitchell.

        • forensic

          Sunday is almost here.

        • Kramerica Industries

          O’Brien WAS in the booth during the last Yankees/Red Sox SNB game.

          Hey, lets just be glad the Yankees can’t feature on SNB again this season. This airing will be their max.

  • Anderson Silva

    score an RBI for the ump on that one. That was clearly strike three.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Hate the gnome

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Lol @ gnome

  • Wheels

    That looked close.

  • dot

    Bahaahah Pettitte strikes again.

    He gone

  • Anderson Silva

    looked like he whiffed on the tag but Ill take it

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

    Rubby De La Rosa, one of the key members of the 2012 blockbuster trade.

  • nsalem

    wonder if Curtis will PH for Wells

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Just logged on. I see Reynolds already has a HR and Sori’s added another. What a great pickup he’s been. If Cashman didn’t want Sori, does that mean Cashman still failed?

    I remember someone wanting a vintage Andy P start. Looks like we’re getting one (nice pickoff btw).

  • Kramerica Industries

    I guess I wasn’t paying full attention to Kay (I was typing stuff above), but I really can’t disagree with any points brought up here. It’s a double standard. David Ortiz was just as key a factor in 2004 and 2007 as ARod was in 2009. And not just in the postseason, but in regards to the Red Sox being in the positions that they were going into the postseason.

    But it seems like only we would have the gall to mention Ortiz’s PED use. ARod? Open season by all 30 fanbases. I know the Yankees will always be the most hated of all franchises, but I was under the guise that, since 2003 or so, the Red Sox were on a fairly even plane, if not dead even with the Yankees. The ARod/Ortiz double standard proves this is not as much the case as one would think.

  • dot

    http://i.imgur.com/046I1SS.jpg

    Really?

    …Really?

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

      It’s ESPN, what else is new?

    • forensic

      Is he batting 1.000/1.000/4.000?

      No? Then he’s a failure and not helping.

  • Anderson Silva

    Dont get it. Where’s Granderson? He should have PH for Wells.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Maybe getting the full day off, maybe Joe is saving him for a bigger spot if the Yankees need him later. It’s pretty early still.

  • forensic

    Sterling and Waldman are talking about how the Red Sox have a Japanese chef in the clubhouse to make Japanese food for Tazawa and Uehara, and how he sent food over for Ichiro.

    I haven’t decided yet if I think that’s nice of the Red Sox to do for them or if it’s kind of sad and almost racist.

    • nsalem

      Racist? don’t think so. I think it was kind.

    • nsalem

      As long as Ichiro doesn’t have a stomach flu tomorrow.

      • forensic

        Not so much that he sent food over for Ichiro, that’s fine if you like the concept.

        It’s just the base thought that you have to have a special chef for them because they can’t/don’t want to eat American food or Japanese food make by an American chef.

        • nsalem

          They are all 9000 miles from home for 8 months a year. Give them some slack.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Probably snuck some drugs into the food. If Ichiro tests positive for PEDs, we’ll know how it happened.

    • Bo Knows

      Everyone wants some home cooking sometime, if I was in another country I would kill for some Carolina bbq, and banana pudding

      • vicki

        werd.

        mustard or vinegar?

        • Bo Knows

          Vinegar, I don’t mess around with that SC crap haha

          • vicki

            it’s all good on a pig.

          • ropeadope

            You might be surprised who hails from SC.

            • Bo Knows

              I stand by my comment on SC bbq

              • ropeadope

                Fair enough.

      • forensic

        Yeah, I guess it’s not a big deal, just seemed like a little overkill or overboard to have a whole other chef employed just for those two guys (theoretically).

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      Nah, I think its considerate of them. Even though they’re annoyingly in first after a shipwreck of a season last year, I can’t get mad at the team or the fans, at least right now. Really liked their standing O for Mo last time.

  • vicki

    i celebrate stephen drew’s sadness. since the dig about not wanting to come to the yankees.

  • Kramerica Industries

    From a distance, I can’t tell assholes like Napoli and Gomes apart.

    I get it, I get it, the outrageous beards stick it to the Yankees no-beard policy. You’re still a bunch of twats who look ridiculous, on the field and in real life.

    • Winter

      No, it’s because they’re gritty and gutty and have clubhouse chemistry. Duh.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Pettitte looks so much better. Offense clicking, all the starters looking better. This is encouraging.

  • Eddard

    Where has this Andy been? He looks sharp. If he and CC can go on a run this could be a great finish.

  • nsalem

    Andy!!!!!! coming up big

    /notwssintended

  • Tom

    Man, Andy looks sharp tonight. When he gets the ball down consistently he can be dominant for stretches.

  • Cy Pettitte

    haha that was pretty funny. Seems like the Sox defense has been horrible against the Yankees this year.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Stewie with a scalding base hit.

  • forensic

    I like how they keep talking about how Romine hitting some allows Girardi to play him a bunch more to rest Stewart, and yet it seems like every day you look up and Stewart is right back in there.

    • Winter

      Yep, right back in there with his .170 BA in the 2nd half.

    • Eddard

      I expected him to start tonight because Andy was starting. Pretty sure we’ll see Romine tomorrow, hopefully Sunday too but I’m guessing Stewie will catch Sunday with CC.

  • Tom

    That was such a Stweartian hit.

  • nsalem

    Tell us how great Stewart is Elton Cod

  • Eddard

    A comedy of errors for the Red Sox defense tonight.

  • Wheels

    Put up another crooked # here.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Why stop stewie there
    Robbie thompsoned again.

  • nsalem

    I would bunt now at the pitcherto make him pick up the ball again

  • Winter

    Saltalamacchia wanted that pitch in the dirt.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Stewie= major suckage

  • Kramerica Industries

    Wait, are you kidding me?

    That is awful on all fronts. GOTTA score a run there.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Some great baserunning all around.

  • nsalem

    Time to put this one away. Now

  • forensic

    So, what exactly does Stewart do well again?

    Hopefully he’s framing the shit out of some pitches tonight.

    • Anderson Silva

      Not even Girardi can defend him. Unfortunately the media does not ask those questions.

    • Reynolds wraps one

      Stewart has pictures of girardi making out with a chicken.

  • Wheels

    Anyone else Comcast signal screwed up for My9?

  • dot

    Terrible baserunning by everyone.

  • Anderson Silva

    Terrible baserunning by everybody involved.

  • JGYank

    Does Stewart know how to the bases? They were clearly going for the double play.

  • Eddard

    Stewie didn’t even run? What the hell?

  • Anderson Silva

    seriously, way to run yourself out of a run

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Come the fuck on Nunez. You could have put the ball basically anywhere else on the field and you would have either gotten one out or two to score a run. Terrible at bat.

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      Oh yeah, and Stewart again. Screw you Stewart.

  • Tom

    The other mistake was not sending Stewart on Elsbury. The guy has a noodle arm. Plus the ball was hit all that hard.

    Yeah there were no out, but Stewart scores easily on that.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Lost a run there on stewart not going home
    I think even posada scores on that the 2012 posada

    • ropeadope

      2013 Pujols scores on it!

  • Eddard

    If those Tampa and Baltimore scores hold up we’ll pick up a game on all 3 division rivals as well as the CLE/OAK loser. Could be a great night.

    • Cy Pettitte

      too bad DET couldn’t at least split the DH with KC (assuming the 3-0 KC scores holds) but yea it could be a pretty good night overall

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Andy is dandy

  • Eddard

    Andy’s got that inside cutter working to the LHP as well as the sweeping breaking ball away. Good stuff from Andy tonight.

  • Tom

    Is it written into Red Sox player contracts that they are required to bitch about any close call? That strike 3 to Elsbury wasn’t even a marginal pitch.

    I know players on all teams complain, but the Red Sox sure seem to have a high concentration of them.

    • Widget

      They do it because they get away with it. Ortiz and the little guy are the worst.

    • Reynolds wraps one

      And fishboy

  • itsallhowuseeit

    80 pitches…Andy looking vantage

    • itsallhowuseeit

      Vintage

  • JGYank

    Pettitte is dealing and Kuroda is going tomorrow. We are set up for a nice run with Reynolds now too as long Hughes doesn’t screw it up. A lot of other teams are struggling too.

  • dot

    Good spot for an A-Bomb

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Did they hit sori
    Wow brawl tomorrow

  • Tom

    Wow, even ARod’s been looking good tonight… he hit a couple of rockets for his 2 outs.

  • Eddard

    That was intentional. I would bring in Jobber in the 9th to throw one right into Pedroia’s back.

    • Reynolds wraps one

      All jobber is good for is beaning guys.
      He might miss though.

  • Kramerica Industries

    The Tigers vaunted offense has scored one run in 15 innings today.

    Gee, thanks.

    • vicki

      i don’t understand how they don’t have 80 wins at this point.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Balk on the pick off

  • JGYank

    What the hell!? Terrible baserrunning.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wtf is Soriano doing?

  • Anderson Silva

    that’s a balk, worst than Andy

  • vicki

    these fuckups on the bases better not matter later on.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    They really need to find a real SS for next year.

    • Captain Turbo

      What and replace Future Yankee Shortstop Eduardo Nunez?

  • Bo Knows

    even when he took his time, wow

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Thanks Papi

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Sam Fuld with a two out, tie-breaking hit.

    Unreal. I hate that team.

    • vicki

      paper champs need to have some fucking pride.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nunie…..

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    Soriano played that off the wall like a pro.

  • Tom

    Thank you dumbass! (Ortiz)

  • JGYank

    And we think Jeter is bad… Nice Soriano!

  • Eddard

    Damn it, I thought Nuney was past that.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    I blame stewarts suckage for spreading around the team

  • nsalem

    Time for Kelley

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Should be a 6 run lead

  • Kramerica Industries

    If Andy stays much longer, this will be a 7-4/7-5 game very soon.

  • Tom

    I know Salty is better from the left side, but Andy looks like he’s done. (I’d go with Kelley)

  • JGYank

    Pettitte starting to get hit hard this should be his last inning. Great outing overall.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Now you have to pull him

  • Kramerica Industries

    Wouldn’t be Andy if it wasn’t two outs and two strikes.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    I don’t know why Pettite is just coming out now. If it were up to me I would have taken him out after that rocket Ortiz hit. Girardi is playing with fire.

  • nsalem

    One batter to many. Tying run should not be on deck.

  • Cy Pettitte

    bullpen NOW.

  • Kramerica Industries

    As an asides, I really, really hate Fenway.

    7-1 leads never feel like 7-1 leads.

  • Eddard

    Get Kelley in. They couldn’t score that one run with Stewie on 3rd with no outs?

  • JGYank

    That’s on NunEz. Should be 8-1.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      The first run was unearned because of the first Nunez error.

      • JGYank

        Right. Nunez gets out Pedroia and Saltalamachia doesn’t come to the plate if there was no error. Also Stewart should of scored.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Pettitte should go tack a dump in nunez
    Locker.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking Nunez.

    This scrub kept us from getting Cliff Lee.

  • Tom

    This is just Joe out-thinking himself again. I’m sure he left Andy in to face Gomes (who mashes lefties) thinking he could keep Salty hitting righty.

    At some point you have to look at the pitcher and not just the handedness of the batter.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    In this ballpark that hook was 2 batters too late

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Carp the fishboy from seattle

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Carp got the herpies

  • Reynolds wraps one

    So long fish face lol

  • JGYank

    Hit him on the foot. Nice Kelley.

  • Tom

    Bye bye fish boy.

  • Eddard

    HAHA! That was beautiful. He should be suspended as well.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Add Mike Carp to the twat list.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Quit whining with that ugly-ass beard Carp.

    Nice of Kelley to bail out Joe G.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      You mean nice of the ump to bail out Kelley…maybe twice.

      • Bo Knows

        Ball hit the ground first, don’t think that’s bailing anyone out, just making the right call

        • Deathstroke Heathcott

          Was pretty close though. Some umps would’ve had trouble with that call for sure.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

          Looked like it might have grazed Carps foot.
          And strike 3 definitely looked like Ball 4.

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        Meh, I’ll give you the third strike call, but not the ball in the dirt by his foot.

  • nsalem

    If the Yankees win Welke should get the game ball.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    That gone at yankee stadium 3

  • nsalem

    Wasn’t Brock Holt in Boogie Nights?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Yeah, that was really ripped.

  • JGYank

    Anyone feel Kelley should be the official 7th inning guy? Great strikeout rate.

    • nsalem

      He has been for awhile.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    So much for the pitchers spot.

  • The Real Greg

    Use Robertson and Mo. A 4 run in Fenway is equivalent to a 2-3 run lead anywhere else.

  • vicki

    gnome sad.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    No way the gopher missed one!!!!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Does Greg still comment here?

    • The Real Greg

      Hi

      • nsalem

        quiet tonight are you okay?

        • The Real Greg

          I don’t usually watch Yankees-Red Sox. Too much stress and long winding games.

          But the Yankees got out of the box so quickly that I have been looking in.

  • OldYanksFan

    Dustpan McMidget with the bobble!

  • nsalem

    second error this year for Dustin vs Yanks

  • Tom

    That was a gritty error.

    Even Costas and Ripken were having a hard time selling it as a hit.

  • nsalem

    Definite SB situation

  • The Real Greg

    Oh Brett, you have to catch that

  • Wheels

    E. Mark Reynolds

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fisted jamshot.

    Figures.

  • nsalem

    D-Rob has not been sharp lately

  • Bo Knows

    I’m liking the superhero conversation they’re having lol

  • Kramerica Industries

    “a bit high” on Pedroia is at the belt for most average height guys.

  • Tom

    Crap… Robertson needed to finish ratboy once he got 2 strikes on him.

  • The Real Greg

    Why didn’t he throw him another curveball?

  • The Real Greg

    I think Victorino might have been safe

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    A-Rod making up for not starting the first double play. Good job.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Where the fuck was the curve jesus christ?

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Even with a four run lead it just never goes easily with these guys.

  • Tom

    Wow, a bit fortunate there.

  • Karl Krawfid

    BIG DP!!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Thanks for the help…lol.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Lol Aroid lol

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Drob best pitch is his luck factor.

  • Tom

    That was also terrible baserunning by Elsbury

    Both teams have made a slew of baserunning mistakes tonight.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      *Victorino

  • JGYank

    We scored 7 without Grandy. Only C.J. Wilson can stop us now!

  • Tom

    No RBI?

    Pfffft, not impressed.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    It’s amazing how quiet in here it is compared to Yanks-Sox threads in years past.

  • The Real Greg

    Blue Jays got their first two runners on but Rodney shuts the door on the threat

  • Cy Pettitte

    A-Rod has looked good in every AB

    • Winter

      He’s hit the ball on the nose three times today.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Go deep curtis

  • Eddard

    That’ll shut the crowd up. Now shut em up for good, Grandy.

  • The Real Greg

    Ichiro hitting .244 since the break

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Keep stealing

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Ichiro just got shaved

  • Cy Pettitte

    Soriano/A-Rod double steal, there’s something I didn’t think I’d see this season

    • Winter

      A good throw gets Soriano there.

  • Wheels

    Yes! awesome

  • The Real Greg

    And a classic Ichiro hit to drive in an RBI

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    This is kick-ass.

  • nsalem

    Love it

  • Lukaszek

    Baltimore chop!

  • Eddard

    Great work, Ichiro. Another insurance run.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Baltimore chop
    9-3 er 8-3

  • Tom

    The steal pays off!

  • Winter

    Baltimore Bronx Chop.

  • The Real Greg

    And the Rays win.

  • RetroRob

    Manuel is the most successful Phillies’ manager, he brought them a World Series, and is well-liked. They fire him with six weeks to go? For what purpose.

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    Just when I think I can’t be more annoyed by the look of a particular Red Sox player. Jeez, Britton with his douchestrap beard, tire burn on the back of his head, and his two-way ears may be the worst yet.

    • vicki

      yep. beards just grow, but britton put a lot of thought into his look.

      • Deathstroke Heathcott

        I don’t mind the media and fans of other teams vilifying the Yankees. I get it. But how is this team and their collection of douchebeards their champion of choice?

  • Tom

    It is fun just to watch Reynolds swing.

  • Bo Knows

    Who is that fuckin idiot shouting in the game?

    • Reynolds wraps one

      you never been to Boston have you ?

    • ProjectNeo

      Who? The drunk southy yelling eeeeeeeeehhh-raaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhd

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      I hope he blows out a vocal cord.

    • ropeadope

      After the Ichiro hit and rbi? Must be Mr. Axisa.

  • The Real Greg

    There are going to be a lot of AL teams with 80 wins+

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fucking Blue Jays.

  • yankees=warriors

    Has anyone else seen the video of Ichiro congratulating Ken Griffey Jr. on his induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame? First time I’ve heard him speak a whole sentence in English and he’s funny as usual!

    • Reynolds wraps one

      Ichiro speaks as good as you anyone who has been to tampa spring training will tell you.

      • Your 10th grade English teacher

        Maybe even better than you…

  • vicki

    that dude bleating in the stands is unbearable.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    This game joba proof now.

    • Jake

      Not watching but guessing the Yankees scored 20 runs in this inning?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Wooo!

  • The Real Greg

    I know its one game, but Reynolds is a viable option for next year.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      It’s one game.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Option for what?
      He’s terri-awful at 3B.
      No need for a platoon 1B with Tex.
      I suppose maybe DH, but Soriano and Jeter will likely be seeing a lot of time there.

  • Wheels

    Haha, yeah!

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Haha Chris Stewart garbage time RBI.

  • The Real Greg

    Stewie’s been pretty nice of late.

    • vicki

      yeah, that big .525ops in august is worlds better than his .416 in july.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        heh

  • Cy Pettitte

    Toronto sucks, Tampa walk off 5-4 win.

  • nsalem

    The O’Neill theory working tonight

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      Oh yea, forgot about that. Good pickup.

  • Eddard

    Great pick up. Sit down Mo. Bring in Jobber to hit a few guys.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Doesn’t Joba pitching pretty much ensure that there will be trouble in the bottom of the ninth?

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      I don’t think even Joba could blow a 7 run lead.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        No, but he could make it interesting enough to get Mo in the game.

        • vicki

          maybe that’s the idea.

          need a save situation? have i got a guy for you.

  • Elton Cod

    Stewie shows up and makes up for his baserunning boner earlier, knocks in a run. Didn’t do much with it, just knocked a little hit onto the grass. He saw what he had to do and did it.

  • Karl Krawfid

    More runs!!!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Well, nights like tonight are exactly why the Blue Jays are 13-40 at Tropicana Field since 2008.

    1st/2nd, no outs, and Encarnacion up in the 9th. No runs.

    Keep in a sidearming LHP to face the RHB at the bottom of the Rays lineup. Walk, double, ballgame. To fucking schmucks like Escobar and Lobaton. I can’t stand that fucking baseball team.

    • nsalem

      Well we get them for 4 at home next week.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Yeah, well, I’d like to be at least within 5.5 when that series comes.

        But those assholes will probably get swept, because they’re the Rays fucking bitch. 34-70 since 2008 began.

  • Wheels

    Stewart! This is so great

  • nsalem

    The O’Neill theory working tonight.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Hopefully Joba doesn’t put it in effect for Boston tomorrow.

  • Eddard

    Stewie! Another double digit run performance! The team is a joy to watch again.

  • The Real Greg

    Oakland has a 2-0 lead on Cleveland in the 1st inning

    • nsalem

      Well we’ll game a game on one of them anyway.

    • ropeadope

      But we need them both to lose.

      • SeventhAce

        Or hope both teams all get hamstring injuries…

        • ropeadope

          I’ll take it!

      • nsalem

        That would be nice.

        • ropeadope

          I’m sure it must be possible, but can’t figure it out yet. SeventhAce may have the best solution above.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Might as well hope it’s the A’s.

        They’re the team further out in front.

        • ropeadope

          Gotcha.

          Please keep on viewing that Soriano loop – we need him to remain smokin’ hot.

  • Tom

    Stewart with a multi-hit game?

  • Tom

    I’m cringing at how many relievers Girardi is getting up. Huff now?

    Just let Jobber finish it out.

  • The Real Greg

    And the Angels have fallen behind the Mariners in the AL West

  • Captain Turbo

    Yankees suck but Red Sox blow.

  • Winter

    Joba coming in? So glad to see Girardi’s given up on this game already. He’s throwing in the towel.

  • nsalem

    What are the odds Joba forces us to use Mo tonight.

    • Tom

      I’m predicting a 1-2-3 inning for him (not sure if it is 3 hits or 3 outs though)

  • Jay

    That Yogi Berra bobble head looks more like John Cryer from “Two and a Half Men” than even a distant distant cousin of Yogi’s.

  • The Real Greg

    If Joba’s stuff is good, another team is going to take a chance on him

  • Eddard

    Might as well get Mariano warming again.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Joba is getting torched.

    • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

      Beginning to regret my comment..

  • nsalem

    Brain Fart by Kenny

  • Captain Turbo

    Ha ha. It’s funny cuz Joba sucks.

    • nsalem

      I dont think its funny Sad to see how he has failed so badly.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Lol Joba

  • forensic

    Even with the bigger lead, I hate having Mo all warmed up and then sitting him to bring in Joba (and then maybe Huff of all people). Especially since Mo has already had the last 4 days off.

    • The Real Greg

      The thing is we don’t know to what degree was Mo warming up.

      • forensic

        The ESPN radio guys said he was ready, which he obviously would’ve had to be since they did their scoring with 2 outs.

    • nsalem

      very true.

  • JonS

    #noRoids makes that grab.

    J/k lol

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Is this really happening…

  • And in merrie olde England

    I like Jobbers pic on gameday, completely forgotten about that balding slug.

  • Eddard

    Preston is rotting down in AAA while Joba is still with the club. Just doesn’t make any sense.

    • The Real Greg

      Preston is coming back in two weeks.

      • Eddard

        And the next two weeks are crucial towards getting back in the race. Preston helps more than Joba.

    • Tom

      Girardi need Huff in the pen as a 2nd lefty for crucial spots like this.

      Obviously.

  • ExitCashman

    Can I get a DFA for Joba from the crowd? And will someone pls. tell Kay that Huff already pitched as a Yankee while he was on vacation.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    I’d rather watch grass grow that watch fat joba labor through preserving a 7 run lead

  • Tom

    Platoon advantage FTW!

  • The Real Greg

    If there were no outs, I’d be worried.

    The odds are against the Red Sox with two outs.

  • nsalem

    Is this really a good time for a MLB debut.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      ?

      • nsalem

        Didn’t realize he’d been up before and was with the Indians woops

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      …You do realize Huff has almost 300 MLB innings?

    • forensic

      Whose debut would that be? Huff has pitched parts of the last 5 seasons in the majors.

  • David N

    Okay, so we can’t even use Joba with a seven-run lead. Good to know.

    How the mighty have fallen….

  • Captain Turbo

    Give ‘im the hook, Joe!

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Its all fun and games now since we’re up by 7 but if Joba had actually blow a lead RAB would not have been pretty.

    • Captain Turbo

      Nah, we always take those sort of things in stride around here.

      • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

        heh

  • The Real Greg

    Again I don’t buy the warmup theory.

    If warmup was that important. they would included on the pitch counts.

    • Winter

      I’m sure the manager/pitching coach is keeping track of it.

      • forensic

        They always do, and they’ll consider them when deciding who will pitch (which is why Mike also has it in the RAB reliever tracker). This will almost count as a full appearance by Mo despite not pitching in the game.

  • ropeadope

    David Huff? Keeping my fingers crossed, but why am I thinking Sam Huff may be a better option? Is uniform #70 available?

  • ExitCashman

    Is there a weight limit on the waiver wire? If so, Joba ain’t gonna last long.

  • Reynolds wraps one

    Just dfa joba when jetes gets back.

  • ExitCashman

    New LOOGY!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Joba sucks and all that but that’s crazy overmanaging

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Joe pulled him WAY too early.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Great win…even joba the hut couldnt ruin it

  • Eddard

    Tonight was the swing game and they won it in impressive fashion. Hiroki has the advantage tomorrow and needs to hold serve. That’ll set up CC-Dumpster on Sunday and I like our chances in that one as well. Could be a great weekend if they sweep.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    Even a blowout win takes forever (or what seems like forever) with the Yankees-Red Sox.

  • forensic

    All things considered, pretty nice win.

  • JGYank

    Nice win. Sets the tone for the rest of the series. To coolstandings…

  • goterpsgo

    NYY is slowly but surely creeping back from the dead… Crushing BOS tonight is great. And COL beating BAL makes it even sweeter.

  • Kramerica Industries

    A solid weekend from the Yankees only four back in the L column from Boston.

    One game at a time. Get ‘em tomorrow behind the HIROKstar.

  • JGYank

    From coolstandings we have a 9.2% chance of making the playoffs. (7.4% WC and 1.9% division) That’s the lowest for any contender. We are expected to win 83.5 games.