Aug
16

Game 121: Back in Boston

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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.

Categories : Game Threads

570 Comments»

  1. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    Arod 4-HR this weekend.

  2. trr says:

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

  3. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Wells ugh

  4. Robert says:

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

    Can you say upgrade?

  5. Eddard says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      eddard loves nuney in that 2 hole.

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

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

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

    Got him just in time.

  7. hogsmog says:

    Any reason why Granderson sits?

  8. Wheels says:

    Over the monster, Sori.

  9. dkidd says:

    wish i felt better about tonight

    first inning is key for andy

  10. dkidd says:

    why no granderson?

  11. Winter says:

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

  12. Robert says:

    Costas + Bill Ripken = mute

  13. dot says:

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

  14. nsalem says:

    Will Reynolds rap one ?

  15. Anderson Silva says:

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

  16. Steinbrenner's Ghost says:

    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.

  17. dot says:

    Run run run run all over them

  18. Anderson Silva says:

    what a jump

  19. dot says:

    Soriano is en fuego

  20. Eddard says:

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

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    stay hot, Sori.

  22. Anderson Silva says:

    Sori!!

  23. Wheels says:

    Good start

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    would give anything for an A-bomb right now.

  25. Anderson Silva says:

    here comes the 3-run HR

  26. 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.

  27. Jay says:

    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”.

  28. Naved says:

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

  29. Anderson Silva says:

    Very unfortunate

  30. dot says:

    He hit it hard, Alex is right on him.

    Lets see a strong quick inning from Pettitte.

  31. vicki says:

    3U

    yeah!

  32. RetroRob says:

    Mark Reynolds? Clearly I missed something.

  33. Anderson Silva says:

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

  34. vicki says:

    gnome angry.

  35. Winter says:

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

  36. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  37. Wheels says:

    Thanks ump.

  38. RetroRob says:

    That’s one ugly beard on Pedroiadinklage.

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

  39. itsallhowuseeit says:

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

  40. dkidd says:

    WORK THE COUNT

  41. vicki says:

    this is fun.

  42. Anderson Silva says:

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

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

    Well that’s a good start.

  44. Eddard says:

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

  45. forensic says:

    BOOOOOO Sterling…

    He just copied Teixeira’s call for him.

    “You’re on the Mark, Reynolds.”

  46. Leg-End says:

    Boooom. That made me giggle.

  47. mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

    OK that worked>>LOL

  48. Cy Pettitte says:

    Reynolds!!!

  49. Eddard says:

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

  50. MARK REYNOLDS HOME RUN

    (Someone get the Sterling call!)

  51. Tom says:

    Swing hard in case you hit it.

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

    Welcome aboard Mr Reynolds.

  52. dkidd says:

    sterling’s call?

  53. RetroRob says:

    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.

  54. JGYank says:

    Welcome aboard Mark.

  55. mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

    Sterling call please anyone?

  56. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Bombers new bomber

  57. Cy Pettitte says:

    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

  58. Tom says:

    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

  59. Reynolds wraps one says:

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

  60. Bo Knows says:

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

    hmmmm

  61. Mouse says:

    Did the Yankees have to give up anything for Reynolds?

    If not, that is a good pick up.

  62. vicki says:

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

  63. dkidd says:

    pedroia-like

  64. Reynolds wraps one says:

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

  65. vicki says:

    21 pitches.

  66. Eddard says:

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

  67. JGYank says:

    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.

  68. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Nunez loses the helmet you know he beat it out.

  69. Eddard says:

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

  70. Bo Knows says:

    nunez loses helmet, drink

  71. -Helmet
    +Base Runner

  72. dot says:

    Atta’boy Drew!

  73. Stephen Drew having a terrible defensive night.

  74. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Please go deep sori

  75. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Sori should take third salty is horrible

  76. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy fuck Soriano is en fuego!!!!

  77. Leg-End says:

    Red hot, holy cow.

  78. vicki says:

    yeah. lotta fun.

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

    RBI MACHINE

  80. Tom says:

    Unbelievable.

  81. Wheels says:

    SORI!!!!!!!!!

  82. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Hey yankees have power huh

  83. forensic says:

    Is this really Doubront???

  84. mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

    HAL WINNER!!!

    CASHMAN LOSER!!!!!

  85. Wheels says:

    6-zip!

  86. ropeadope says:

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

  87. Eddard says:

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

  88. RetroRob says:

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

    • Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

      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 says:

        …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!

  89. Reynolds wraps one says:

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

  90. Robert says:

    Is this what an offense looks like?

  91. Captain Turbo says:

    Sori is a freaking machine.

  92. JGYank says:

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

  93. dkidd says:

    bury these fuckers!

  94. dkidd says:

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

  95. Slu says:

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

  96. forensic says:

    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?

  97. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Holy shit Soriano is out of this world.

  98. Kramerica Industries says:

    It’s about time the Yankees clobber Felix Doubront.

  99. hogsmog says:

    whaaat is eeven goiing onnn

  100. Eddard says:

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

  101. Winter says:

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

  102. mustang (The Has Beens & Wannabes Bunch 2013) says:

    Fastball to Sori

    BAD IDEA!!!!!

  103. Elton Cod says:

    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 says:

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

      • Elton Cod says:

        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 says:

      Doc Rivers, Doc Gooden, same difference.

  104. dot says:

    Kill them, go for the jugular.

    Drop 20 on ‘em.

  105. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Arod juicing on what the hell.

  106. Pat D says:

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

  107. dkidd says:

    feel like there’s going to be a brawl tonight

  108. Tom says:

    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…)

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

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

  110. forensic says:

    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.

  111. Reynolds wraps one says:

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

  112. Winter says:

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

  113. Reynolds wraps one says:

    That mark for ya.

  114. Cy Pettitte says:

    damn, swung at a pitch over his head

  115. Lukaszek says:

    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

  116. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Amish rape squad lol

  117. dot says:

    Nice play Robby

  118. Wheels says:

    Sick catch Mays!

  119. nsalem says:

    Cano is so lazy

  120. dot says:

    PALN

    Past a Lunging Nunez

  121. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Come on nunie

  122. DavidAdamsIsGod says:

    Pedroia’s jersey would have been dirty though…

  123. Karl Kawfid says:

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

    I hope he wins his appeal.

  124. nsalem says:

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

    • Lukaszek says:

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

      • forensic says:

        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 says:

          swisher’s salami, for example.

          • 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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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.

            • Kramerica Industries says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

          I still fucking hate the bastards

    • forensic says:

      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.

  125. vicki says:

    nice leather, new guy. another 3U.

  126. dot says:

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

  127. Anderson Silva says:

    bad D? That one looked good!

  128. Reynolds wraps one says:

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

  129. Anderson Silva says:

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

  130. forensic says:

    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.

  131. dot says:

    Chief squats on cock is down!

  132. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Nunie triple !

  133. nsalem says:

    verycatchable

  134. Anderson Silva says:

    what a whiff by Ellsbury

  135. nsalem says:

    No Risp fail here

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

    Lolsbury

  137. Eddard says:

    He dropped the ball! Triple for Eduardo Nuney!

  138. Tom says:

    Nice!

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

  139. Captain Turbo says:

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

  140. Anderson Silva says:

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

  141. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Throw another fastball

  142. Eddard says:

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

  143. Kramerica Industries says:

    TRIVIA:

    it’s Joe Gordon. That’s obvious.

  144. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Andy dealing !

  145. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Strikeout! Cashmam sucks again

  146. nsalem says:

    it was in 1942

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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.

  147. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  148. vicki says:

    you tell’em, michael.

    • vicki says:

      kenny too.

    • forensic says:

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

      • vicki says:

        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.

  149. Kramerica Industries says:

    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?

  150. Reynolds wraps one says:

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

  151. Tom says:

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

    Kind of sickening.

  152. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Big game Andy got his game on.

  153. dot says:

    Jesus, Kay is going off!

  154. Cy Pettitte says:

    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.

  155. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Glad Michael K calling out Ortiz

    • Lukaszek says:

      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

  156. JGYank says:

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

    • Anderson Silva says:

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

      • JGYank says:

        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.

  157. forensic says:

    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 says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  158. Hall and Nokes says:

    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

  159. Anderson Silva says:

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

  160. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Hate the gnome

  161. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Lol @ gnome

  162. Wheels says:

    That looked close.

  163. dot says:

    Bahaahah Pettitte strikes again.

    He gone

  164. Anderson Silva says:

    looked like he whiffed on the tag but Ill take it

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

  166. nsalem says:

    wonder if Curtis will PH for Wells

  167. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    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).

  168. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  169. Anderson Silva says:

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

    • Deathstroke Heathcott says:

      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.

  170. forensic says:

    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.

  171. vicki says:

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

  172. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  173. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  174. Eddard says:

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

  175. nsalem says:

    Andy!!!!!! coming up big

    /notwssintended

  176. Tom says:

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

  177. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  178. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Stewie with a scalding base hit.

  179. forensic says:

    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 says:

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

    • Eddard says:

      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.

  180. Tom says:

    That was such a Stweartian hit.

  181. nsalem says:

    Tell us how great Stewart is Elton Cod

  182. Eddard says:

    A comedy of errors for the Red Sox defense tonight.

  183. Wheels says:

    Put up another crooked # here.

  184. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Why stop stewie there
    Robbie thompsoned again.

  185. nsalem says:

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

  186. Winter says:

    Saltalamacchia wanted that pitch in the dirt.

  187. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Stewie= major suckage

  188. Kramerica Industries says:

    Wait, are you kidding me?

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

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

    Some great baserunning all around.

  190. nsalem says:

    Time to put this one away. Now

  191. forensic says:

    So, what exactly does Stewart do well again?

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

  192. Wheels says:

    Anyone else Comcast signal screwed up for My9?

  193. dot says:

    Terrible baserunning by everyone.

  194. Anderson Silva says:

    Terrible baserunning by everybody involved.

  195. JGYank says:

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

  196. Eddard says:

    Stewie didn’t even run? What the hell?

  197. Anderson Silva says:

    seriously, way to run yourself out of a run

  198. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    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.

  199. Tom says:

    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.

  200. Reynolds wraps one says:

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

  201. Eddard says:

    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 says:

      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

  202. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Andy is dandy

  203. Eddard says:

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

  204. Tom says:

    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.

  205. itsallhowuseeit says:

    80 pitches…Andy looking vantage

  206. JGYank says:

    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.

  207. dot says:

    Good spot for an A-Bomb

  208. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Did they hit sori
    Wow brawl tomorrow

  209. Tom says:

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

  210. Eddard says:

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

  211. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Gee, thanks.

  212. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Balk on the pick off

  213. JGYank says:

    What the hell!? Terrible baserrunning.

  214. Cy Pettitte says:

    wtf is Soriano doing?

  215. Anderson Silva says:

    that’s a balk, worst than Andy

  216. vicki says:

    these fuckups on the bases better not matter later on.

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

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

  218. Bo Knows says:

    even when he took his time, wow

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

    Thanks Papi

  220. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Unreal. I hate that team.

  221. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nunie…..

  222. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    Soriano played that off the wall like a pro.

  223. Tom says:

    Thank you dumbass! (Ortiz)

  224. JGYank says:

    And we think Jeter is bad… Nice Soriano!

  225. Eddard says:

    Damn it, I thought Nuney was past that.

  226. Reynolds wraps one says:

    I blame stewarts suckage for spreading around the team

  227. nsalem says:

    Time for Kelley

  228. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Should be a 6 run lead

  229. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  230. Tom says:

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

  231. JGYank says:

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

  232. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Now you have to pull him

  233. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  234. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    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.

  235. nsalem says:

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

  236. Cy Pettitte says:

    bullpen NOW.

  237. Kramerica Industries says:

    As an asides, I really, really hate Fenway.

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

  238. Eddard says:

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

  239. JGYank says:

    That’s on NunEz. Should be 8-1.

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

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

      • JGYank says:

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

  240. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Pettitte should go tack a dump in nunez
    Locker.

  241. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking Nunez.

    This scrub kept us from getting Cliff Lee.

  242. Tom says:

    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.

  243. itsallhowuseeit says:

    In this ballpark that hook was 2 batters too late

  244. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Carp the fishboy from seattle

  245. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Carp got the herpies

  246. Reynolds wraps one says:

    So long fish face lol

  247. JGYank says:

    Hit him on the foot. Nice Kelley.

  248. Tom says:

    Bye bye fish boy.

  249. Eddard says:

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

  250. Kramerica Industries says:

    Add Mike Carp to the twat list.

  251. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Quit whining with that ugly-ass beard Carp.

    Nice of Kelley to bail out Joe G.

  252. nsalem says:

    If the Yankees win Welke should get the game ball.

  253. Reynolds wraps one says:

    That gone at yankee stadium 3

  254. nsalem says:

    Wasn’t Brock Holt in Boogie Nights?

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

    Yeah, that was really ripped.

  256. JGYank says:

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

  257. Reynolds wraps one says:

    So much for the pitchers spot.

  258. The Real Greg says:

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

  259. vicki says:

    gnome sad.

  260. Reynolds wraps one says:

    No way the gopher missed one!!!!

  261. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Does Greg still comment here?

  262. OldYanksFan says:

    Dustpan McMidget with the bobble!

  263. nsalem says:

    second error this year for Dustin vs Yanks

  264. Tom says:

    That was a gritty error.

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

  265. nsalem says:

    Definite SB situation

  266. The Real Greg says:

    Oh Brett, you have to catch that

  267. Wheels says:

    E. Mark Reynolds

  268. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fisted jamshot.

    Figures.

  269. nsalem says:

    D-Rob has not been sharp lately

  270. Bo Knows says:

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

  271. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  272. Tom says:

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

  273. The Real Greg says:

    Why didn’t he throw him another curveball?

  274. The Real Greg says:

    I think Victorino might have been safe

  275. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

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

  276. Karl Krawfid says:

    Where the fuck was the curve jesus christ?

  277. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

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

  278. Tom says:

    Wow, a bit fortunate there.

  279. Karl Krawfid says:

    BIG DP!!!!

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

    Thanks for the help…lol.

  281. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Lol Aroid lol

  282. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Drob best pitch is his luck factor.

  283. Tom says:

    That was also terrible baserunning by Elsbury

    Both teams have made a slew of baserunning mistakes tonight.

  284. JGYank says:

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

  285. Tom says:

    No RBI?

    Pfffft, not impressed.

  286. VT Yankee Fan says:

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

  287. The Real Greg says:

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

  288. Cy Pettitte says:

    A-Rod has looked good in every AB

  289. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Go deep curtis

  290. Eddard says:

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

  291. The Real Greg says:

    Ichiro hitting .244 since the break

  292. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Keep stealing

  293. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Ichiro just got shaved

  294. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  295. Wheels says:

    Yes! awesome

  296. The Real Greg says:

    And a classic Ichiro hit to drive in an RBI

  297. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    This is kick-ass.

  298. nsalem says:

    Love it

  299. Lukaszek says:

    Baltimore chop!

  300. Eddard says:

    Great work, Ichiro. Another insurance run.

  301. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Baltimore chop
    9-3 er 8-3

  302. Tom says:

    The steal pays off!

  303. Winter says:

    Baltimore Bronx Chop.

  304. The Real Greg says:

    And the Rays win.

  305. RetroRob says:

    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.

  306. Deathstroke Heathcott says:

    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 says:

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

      • Deathstroke Heathcott says:

        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?

  307. Tom says:

    It is fun just to watch Reynolds swing.

  308. Bo Knows says:

    Who is that fuckin idiot shouting in the game?

  309. The Real Greg says:

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

  310. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fucking Blue Jays.

  311. yankees=warriors says:

    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!

  312. vicki says:

    that dude bleating in the stands is unbearable.

  313. Reynolds wraps one says:

    This game joba proof now.

  314. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wooo!

  315. The Real Greg says:

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

  316. Wheels says:

    Haha, yeah!

  317. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Haha Chris Stewart garbage time RBI.

  318. The Real Greg says:

    Stewie’s been pretty nice of late.

  319. Cy Pettitte says:

    Toronto sucks, Tampa walk off 5-4 win.

  320. nsalem says:

    The O’Neill theory working tonight

  321. Eddard says:

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

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

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

  323. Elton Cod says:

    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.

  324. Karl Krawfid says:

    More runs!!!

  325. Kramerica Industries says:

    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 says:

      Well we get them for 4 at home next week.

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        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.

  326. Wheels says:

    Stewart! This is so great

  327. nsalem says:

    The O’Neill theory working tonight.

  328. Eddard says:

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

  329. The Real Greg says:

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

  330. Tom says:

    Stewart with a multi-hit game?

  331. Tom says:

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

    Just let Jobber finish it out.

  332. The Real Greg says:

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

  333. Captain Turbo says:

    Yankees suck but Red Sox blow.

  334. Winter says:

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

  335. nsalem says:

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

  336. Jay says:

    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.

  337. The Real Greg says:

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

  338. Eddard says:

    Might as well get Mariano warming again.

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

    Joba is getting torched.

  340. nsalem says:

    Brain Fart by Kenny

  341. Captain Turbo says:

    Ha ha. It’s funny cuz Joba sucks.

  342. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Lol Joba

  343. forensic says:

    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.

  344. JonS says:

    #noRoids makes that grab.

    J/k lol

  345. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    Is this really happening…

  346. And in merrie olde England says:

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

  347. Eddard says:

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

  348. ExitCashman says:

    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.

  349. Itsallhowuseeit says:

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

  350. Tom says:

    Platoon advantage FTW!

  351. The Real Greg says:

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

    The odds are against the Red Sox with two outs.

  352. nsalem says:

    Is this really a good time for a MLB debut.

  353. David N says:

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

    How the mighty have fallen….

  354. Captain Turbo says:

    Give ‘im the hook, Joe!

  355. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

    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.

  356. The Real Greg says:

    Again I don’t buy the warmup theory.

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

    • Winter says:

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

      • forensic says:

        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.

  357. ropeadope says:

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

  358. ExitCashman says:

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

  359. Reynolds wraps one says:

    Just dfa joba when jetes gets back.

  360. ExitCashman says:

    New LOOGY!

  361. Hall and Nokes says:

    Joba sucks and all that but that’s crazy overmanaging

  362. Improbable Island's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Joe pulled him WAY too early.

  363. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Great win…even joba the hut couldnt ruin it

  364. Eddard says:

    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.

  365. HateMclouth (formerly I'mVernon) says:

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

  366. forensic says:

    All things considered, pretty nice win.

  367. JGYank says:

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

  368. goterpsgo says:

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

  369. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  370. JGYank says:

    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.

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