Aug
17

Game 122: Stay Hot

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(Jim Rogash/Getty)

The Yankees have won six of their last eight games, including a blowout win over the Red Sox in the series opener on Friday night. The offense is firing on all cylinders thanks in large part to the molten hot Alfonso Soriano, who is doing a mean David Justice impersonation as the club tries to claw its way back into the playoff race.

New York will look to continue their recent hot streak with not just their best pitcher on the mound this afternoon, with one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. Hiroki Kuroda has been masterful all season but especially of late, posting a 0.94 ERA and 2.08 FIP in 48 innings across his last seven starts. He’s held batters to a .215/.253/.267 batting line during that time. That’s basically Chris Nelson as a Yankee (.222/.243/.278). Yeah, Kuroda’s been awesome.

Here’s the lineup Joe Girardi is sending out there against right-hander John Lackey. He’s allowed 18 runs in his last 32.2 innings (4.96 ERA). Let’s hope those struggles continue.

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. 3B Alex Rodriguez
  6. DH Curtis Granderson
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. 1B Lyle Overbay
  9. C Chris Stewart

And, like I said, Kuroda is on the mound.

It’s a little cloudy in Boston but there is no threat of rain. Not too hot, not too cold, not too humid … pretty great day for baseball. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 4pm ET and can be seen on FOX. FOX plus Fenway Park usually equals pain for the Yankees, but I’m feeling good about this one. Enjoy the game.

Categories : Game Threads
  • acb

    Thank god Chris Stewart is still in the lineup especially after the night game. His bat is vital to the offences success. Lets hope he gets multiple bases loaded situations tonight.

    • trr

      grrrr

    • forensic

      I blame you!

      (and Soriano)

    • Lukaszek

      Oh look, Stewart in a two-out bases loaded situation!

  • trr

    Scoring all these runs almost seems like an embarrassment of riches.
    Let’s keep it going and win this series TODAY

  • Eddard

    Can’t lose a divisional ballgame with Hiroki on the mound. This is a must win. They got to Lackey last time when the lineup only went 3-4 deep. Now it goes 8 deep.

    • Brian S.

      5 deep. Ichiro, Nunez, and Overbay still kind of suck.

      • Brian S.

        Although Ichiro is still a fantastic defender and baserunner so I actually don’t mind him.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Who are the 5 or 4 players the Yankees have added to the lineup? I count A-Rod, Soriano, and Granderson but everyone else was in lineup the last time they faced Lackey.

  • Bo Knows

    I think Mike was right, the only way to keep Girardi from playing useless Stewart is to trade, that favorite toy.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Stewie is the new Scotty Proctor.

      • Brian S.

        More like Sergio Mitre

      • SDB

        I think of Carl Pavano whenever I see him at the plate.

  • JonS

    WTF Girardi, play Romine!

  • Get Phelps Up

    I’m going to say the first 2004 reference comes in the top of the 4th today.

    • SDB

      If the Yankees get an early lead, it’ll come sooner.

  • deedubs

    not that it makes a big difference, but any reason why Grandy isn’t in LF?

    more experience in Fenway, better overall defender than Sori, no?

    • forensic

      Granderson has actually played only two defensive innings in LF in Fenway, both in 2005, and didn’t have to make a single play out there.

      Even with his time in the NL, Soriano has more experience in LF there (even just based on last night).

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Also, I thought Soriano played the Green Monster really well last night for the most part and his stronger arm keeps runners from advancing quite a few times. Granderson might have the better range but that’s not really needed in Fenway left field.

  • SeventhAce

    They need to beat the crap out of Lackey like the shit filled human pinata he is, all he does is run his mouth off and cry like a little baby when the strike zone isn’t going his way.

  • forensic

    I’m pleasantly surprised that A-Rod is in the lineup again.

    I’m unpleasantly surprised (well, not really surprised I guess) that Stewart is in the lineup again.

    • nsalem

      At least using Stewart with our improved line-up is a little more defensible.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Call it unpleasantly unsurprised for me.

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

    Good thing my FOX feed is all sorts of screwed up, I won’t be watching Tim McCarver have to be present.

  • acb

    really hope Arod hits a monster homerun off lackey.

    • Brian S.

      Yeah I just want to see him get some extra base hits.

    • SeventhAce

      I know this is mean, but… I hope AROD hits a come backer at Lackey and he can’t field it.

      • nsalem

        Maybe he’ll catch it with his teeth.

        • SeventhAce

          Is that why he keeps his mouth open all the time?
          The thoughts of a roast pig with an apple in it’s mouth comes to mind.

  • forensic

    That’s basically Chris Nelson as a Yankee

    Good thing it’s not Chris Nelson as an Angel.

    Or worse, Chris Nelson against Boone Logan.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well played.

  • Lukaszek

    Joe’s Chris Stewart fetish is a bit unnerving

  • 28 this year

    Wow I hate these announcers. So annoying and useless

  • Lukaszek

    I love how the announcers are verbally ejaculating over the Red Sox players

    • SDB

      Glad I’m watching it on mute, with Ma and Pa on instead.

  • Alfonso Soriano’s Ancient Knees

    I FEEL LIKE IT’S 2002 AGAIN

  • SeventhAce

    This is why I hate fucking Dustin Pedroia, how he always shows that face and looks at the UMP disappointingly whenever something is not called in his favor. Soriano was obviously safe, but yet he turns his head over like “c’mon!”. Stop bitching and just play.

  • Gonzo

    I want a HR or a beaning here. Sad but true.

    • forensic

      You enjoy seeing Jayson Nix as the starting 3B for the Yankees?

      • Gonzo

        Not a head shot mind you.

        • forensic

          Well, beanball or beaning is typically used for a pitch thrown at the head (or the ‘bean’).

          • Gonzo

            True, didn’t mean it that way though. My bad.

            • Robinson Tilapia

              Ten push-ups, Gonzo.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I could do without another Soriano belly flop back to the base today.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      …or tomorrow.

  • Cy Pettitte

    if you guys think the announcers are bad today just wait for the ESPN broadcast tomorrow night

  • Robinson Tilapia

    It’s Slightly Pleasant O’clock!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I think Ken Rosenthal thinks John Lackey’s a complete shit.

    • SeventhAce

      wtf is that blue shiet at the warning track?

      Fuck you Nava…

  • forensic

    That was absolutely pitiful baserunning there Soriano.

  • Gonzo

    Ken Rosenthal looks like the Six Flags guy grew some hair.

  • Anderson Silva

    this team has to be the worst baserunning team in the league

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    Pretty sure Soriano’s going for a 40-40 season like it’s 2002 all over again.

    • SeventhAce

      Then the Yankees trade him to the Angels for Trout…

      /dreaming

  • Anderson Silva

    Every RHB has reached, every LHB has made an out (or 2). Wonder what the binder has to say about that…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Randy Levine would have made A-Rod try to score in order to ruin his career.

  • forensic

    “Good Going” for having a birthday? Is that like “Congratulations, you haven’t died yet!”?

    • vicki

      league’s grittiest birthday.

  • Gonzo

    Chris Stewart with the bases loaded? Reverse logic! Grand slam!

    • Gonzo

      Or not.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You tried.

    • SeventhAce

      Or just reality…he pops up. At least he got it off the ground and out of the infield?

  • SDB

    Can we pinch hit for Stewart?

  • Anderson Silva

    Bases loaded for Stewart, whoever called for that gets the prize.

  • Eddard

    Chris Stewart sucks again, what a surprise. They must break through!

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Dana White is a Sox fan. Why am I not surprised.

    • Bo Knows

      Because he comes off as a pretentious douchewicket?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’m so thankful that the only Sox fans I actually know are nice people with one glaring human defect.

  • Eddard

    I said the lineup went 8 deep. Unfortunately, the 9th hitter came up in the biggest spot and failed once again. 3-4 runs might be enough for Hiroki today.

    • Deathstroke Heathcott

      Again, how is this lineup 8 deep? Ichiro, Overbay, and Nunez were all in the lineup the last time they faced Lackey but that one was only 3-4 deep?

  • Lukaszek

    Chris Stewart reminds me of Bear Grylls (the guy who drank his urine on television)

  • vicki

    seriously though. if hirok doesn’t want to pitch next year maybe he’d like to play short for the yankees.

  • forensic

    That ball was eminently catchable. Terrible baserunning followed by terrible defense for Soriano so far.

    He looked like Cano going to first on a groundball on that one…

  • nsalem

    If Nava signed for 1 dollar. I wonder if it was check, a dollar bill or 2 rolls of pennnies.

    • Bo Knows

      If I was him, I would send a ticket to the coach who cut me along with a note

  • Anderson Silva

    now that’s pretty

  • forensic

    Nice Cano.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what a play by Cano to save a run

  • Lukaszek

    Dear diary, today Cano was a pretty Diligent Dominican

  • Get Phelps Up

    Robbie made that look so easy.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      So lazy….

    • Bo Knows

      pfff, lazy

  • SeventhAce

    So, aside from Cano…how many or which 2Bs get to that?

    • Lukaszek

      Pedroia’s grit and determination could’ve gotten there too

  • Anderson Silva

    I honestly don’t get how binder guy Girardi can justify hitting Ichiro second against righties.

    • Cy Pettitte

      while A-Rod and his .391 OBP are batting 5th. Just stick him in the 2 hole already.

  • forensic

    Yeah, McCarver.

    After next offseason, Yankees sign Ichiro to 9-year deal.

    Later that day, Mike Axisa is arrested after Randy Levine’s body is found in the Yankees’ Executive parking lot.

    • ropeadope

      LOL LOL LOL

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Levine lives. Axisa gets taken into captivity beforehand by the FBI due to the NSA intercepting his attempts to hire a hitman on Twitter.

      • forensic

        Police still searching for the unknown hitman. Only described as wearing a large American Flag hat.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Search the subway, then.

  • Anderson Silva

    our lefties are trying to hit that curve off the ground. It is not working.

  • Bo Knows

    I know John Lackey is ugly as hell, but quit trying to nail him baseballs and focus on getting hits

  • forensic

    For some stupid reason, I was so excited thinking that this was the last time we’d have to hear McCarver tell the same dumb stories over and over again, and new ones that no one cares about.

    But then I checked and they still have two (!) more FOX games this season. They actually also still have another ESPN game after tomorrow.

    Aren’t both of those over the max allowed for one team on those networks in one season???

    • Get Phelps Up

      Isn’t the ESPN limit 6 appearances per season? I think there’s only been 5 (2 against the O’s, 3 against the Sox)

      • forensic

        I have to figure out where I’ve seen it, but I believe the ESPN max is 5.

        For what it’s worth, Kramerica has also said the max is 5.

        • forensic

          Sunday night’s appearances by the Yankees and Red Sox won’t count against their maximum “Sunday Night Baseball” allotment. Teams are allowed a max of five appearances through the course of the season.

          Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z2cGOLZOcJ

          That’s from 2010, but I’m sure I’ve seen it elsewhere, still looking…

          • forensic

            Ah, here we are:

            Up to five appearances per team per year on the exclusive Sunday Night Baseball series, up from 11 over three years;

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.....e_Baseball

            • forensic

              And I guess the max on FOX is 9 (!) times per season.

  • Anderson Silva

    Sox are getting a bunch of bloop hits

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I thought for sure Nuney would kill someone there. Nice attempt.

  • vicki

    and then how did game 7 go, timmy?

  • forensic

    Is McCarver just yelling at himself now?

  • SeventhAce

    Damn it, Rob Schneider gets on base.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Why is Victorino hitting right handed against a RHP?

    • Bo Knows

      It’s grittier

    • forensic

      I hadn’t even thought about it, but BR says he has 25 PA’s against righties as a righty just this season. I guess he’s used to it and does it against guys with certain repertoires.

      Maybe Kuroda’s splitter, which would move away from him as a lefty, is causing him to do it.

    • Steve

      He has a pulled hamstring that makes it difficult to swing lefty when he lunges at outside pitches

  • Robinson Tilapia

    OK, you’re on base now. Slide back to the back with some grace, Sori. You can do it. You’re only 37 years old at this point.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      back to the BASE.

  • SeventhAce

    They should just IBB Sori…

  • Anderson Silva

    to me, he looked clearly safe

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Alfonso Soriano is a reverse-savant on the basepaths.

    For fuck’s sake…

  • Bo Knows

    Soriano looked safe

  • forensic

    And, he was safe, but no mention from McCarver (shockingly enough).

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That was an Enrico Pallazo-level call on the strikeout there.

  • 28 this year

    Soriano was safe but too bad the announcers are kissing pedroia’s ass

  • Anderson Silva

    two bad calls in a row, sori was safe and that was not a strike. Umps are really trying to win this one for the red sox

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

      They aren’t trying. This crew sucks in general, as I explained last night.

      • Anderson Silva

        BTW, I really enjoy your breakdowns of the umpiring crew. Keep it up.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Of course Fox is too busy gushing over Pedroia to even notice that he was safe.

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

    Um, Fieldin Culbreth, he was safe.

    Tim McCarver supporting the Red Sox is so ridiculous.

    • stuart a

      mccarver is a hack…

    • vicki

      you know he was on that 75 sox team. released before the end of the season though.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Sori was safe and A-Rod got called out on a ball six inches inside.

  • Mickey Scheister

    He really wanted to call Grandy out there.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Surprised they didn’t call Curtis out there, plus give the Sox a run for it.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Pedroia didn’t catch the throw.

  • Get Phelps Up

    3* stolen bases today.

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

    Fieldin Culbreth and Adrian Johnson owe us a run.

  • Bo Knows

    surprised Ortiz didn’t go into his roid rage

  • stuart a

    fox announcers do not even comprehend that Soriano was safe on the CS….

    the firs base running mistake on Soriano was big…

  • your mom

    Fucking umps suck. It’s just really annoying that there was no mention Sori was safe either(like someone mentioned above). Fucking homer announcers. I mean really, there’s no way in hell we’ll win this game with shit calls like that.

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

    Now how important is that bad call?

    We’re now losing thanks to Fieldin Culbreth and Adrian Johnson.

    • your mom

      We’re not losing yet, have faith in Kuroda.

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

        Looked gone off the bat, due to my bad FOX feed. My bad.

  • Elton Cod

    Only have the radio feed. I hear Soriano was safe on the stolen base. But before I heard that I was thinking – do we really need all these steal attempts? We have guys who can hit. Just get hits and walks. If you you get a few hits, you’ll score a run. Stealing a base might occasionally get you a run in some edge cases. But it just as likely will get you an out. If you get an out, you’re less likely to get more hits. Even if you still manage to get more hits, there will no longer be a runner to drive in. We’re no longer desperate for every hit to count. Just let the hits happen, stop being Mr. Manager.

    Soriano got himself picked off yesterday, almost got picked off a few other times yesterday, almost got picked off today, got ‘caught’ stealing, got tagged up on a line drive. Calm down, dude, just let A-Rod and Granderson advance you.

    This is still 1000 times better than four weeks ago, I just really want to sweep these fuckers.

  • your mom

    Sit the fuck down Nava.

  • Anderson Silva

    fuck Overbay.. what a shitty play. You have Ortiz running home, throw there.

  • your mom

    WTF? was the ump even looking on that pitch?

    • your mom

      That was strike 3 by the way.

  • forensic

    That was pitiful Overbay.

  • your mom

    Jesus fucking christ Overbay!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    That was the umps fault too!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Wake up, Alex

    • Bo Knows

      A-Rod got him

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        If Alex was awake, it wouldn’t have been close.

        • Bo Knows

          He was still out, that’s on the Ump. Alex might have been a little late but he still tagged his man.

          • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

            If Alex was awake it wouldn’t have been close.

            • Bo Knows

              Once again, Arod did his job the ump did not. I’m not sure how you can lay that on Alex, that the ump fucked up. The runner was well away from the bag when Rodriguez got him.

      • stuart a

        not even close. but hey we love fat stupid umps blowing calls..

        nightmare inning..

    • forensic

      They positioned him far off the line, it’s not that easy.

      And, he was out anyway.

      • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

        You saw the replay. He was extremely late.

  • Bo Knows

    these umps are fuckin blind

  • Anderson Silva

    another bad call against the Yankees. Some people might think they are screwing the Yankees on purpose.

  • SDB

    Bring on the review system.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    “The ump….he wasn’t in the right position.”

    He was practically fondling Alex Rodriguez’s nuts. My ass.

  • forensic

    Geez, ugly defense, ugly baserunning, ugly umpiring…

    This just doesn’t seem to be the Yankees day.

  • your mom

    Fucking umps!!!!! Killing me! Fuck this game. We have no chance because of these fuck ass umps!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Another TERRIBLE call. MLB doesn’t want the Yankees to get on any kinda run. Fucken bullshit.

    • Steve

      Yeah, MLB really doesn’t want their biggest money maker to make the playoffs and attract more viewers. And big calls never go the Yankees way, especially not in the playoffs. This ump conspiracy stuff is hilarious.

      • Mickey Scheister

        I just didn’t think it would be humanly possible for one to suck so much at life, these umps have proven me wrong. How would Selig look if A-Rod carried the Yankees to the WS?

        • Steve

          The same way he did in 2009, the same season he admitted using steroids and then put the team on his back en route to winning the World Series. Just a few years older now

          • Mickey Scheister

            Not the same. No looming suspension, no hearing pending. From “a lifetime ban” or “will use best interest in baseball clause to prevent Alex from playing during the appeals process”…yet here he is, on our television. Not the same at all my friend.

  • forensic

    Well, at least Rosenthal can admit the terrible call at 2nd on the Soriano steal, even if McCarver still won’t acknowledge it.

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

      Tim McCarver wouldn’t acknowledge that he’s gone senile.

  • your mom

    Need this out Kuroda.

  • your mom

    Fucking weak ass hit.

  • forensic

    This is among the most aggravating innings of the season.

    • your mom

      Very much so agree.

    • Gonzo

      Very true.

  • Anderson Silva

    game over, umps win this one

    • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

      Not over. This is going to get wild yet.

  • Widget

    Just wanted to add that allowing Nunez to play the field is some of the dumbest managing in the history of sports.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Stupid umpire costs us a run.

  • stuart a

    no big deal. why take out the human element. I go to the game to see the umps fuck up..

    no big deal.

    overbay nice play you jack ass….

  • Karl Krawfid

    Lyle and the umps.

    Jesus Christ.

  • Widget

    Fox games never go well. ALso fuck the clowns the in the booth. They are the most biased piles of crap ever.

  • your mom

    How the heck did Kuroda get charges with all 3 earned runs?

    • forensic

      It doesn’t always update on ESPN immediately. It should be 1 earned run.

      • forensic

        And yeah, Gameday has it at 1 ER.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    You should’ve just stepped on him, Alex

  • your mom

    What????? He’s out????????????

  • forensic

    So, I wonder what McCarver thinks Overbay should’ve done on that grounder.

    He hasn’t quite made it clear yet.

  • forensic

    Very graceful, A-Rod.

  • Wheels

    Relieved to see A-Rod didn’t get hurt there.

  • your mom

    Time to tag this ugly fuck for some runs.

  • Widget

    They needed this win to take this series. CC is getting bombed tomorrow and Dumpster will thrown a 4 hit gem.

    • your mom

      Actually we own Dempster.

  • Wheels

    Here we go.

  • fabricio

    good stuff stick swinging stewart lets start a rally !!!!

  • your mom

    The shortest ground rule double ever.

  • forensic

    2nd and 3rd, no outs, top of the order.

    Absolutely have to get at least those 2 runs home here.

  • forensic

    What the hell was that at-bat, Gardner???

  • Kosmo

    Chris Stewart is on fire !

  • your mom

    Fuckin-A Gardner. Good patience there.

    • Wheels

      that sucked

  • Karl Krawfid

    Gardner swinging at the first pitch.

    And now Ichiro is up.

  • Mickey Scheister

    John Lackey may be thinner but he’s still an ugly fuck.

    • your mom

      I agree 100%.

    • SDB

      He looks almost decent though in the company of Napoli, Gomes, Ortiz and the rest of the bearded clowns.

      • SeventhAce

        A pile of shit sitting next to other stinkier pile of shits is still a pile of shit.

      • Mickey Scheister

        They are some fugly beards. Lackeys makes his face tolerable, it hides that horrid excuse of a face.

  • Mickey Scheister

    It didn’t look THAT spectacular ESPN, get off Pedorias nuts!

  • vicki

    yes, it is difficult to make a routine grounder look difficult.

  • your mom

    Good job Ichiro.

    Stupid announcers gushing over Pedroias’s def play. Wasn’t even that special.

    • SeventhAce

      I have it on mute and I had a feeling that they were all gushing and O-facing over that simple back hand stab…

  • Wheels

    A run. That was good, I guess.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Really? That was a “”verrrry difficult play?” And on his birthday no less?

    Sigh.

  • forensic

    “On his birthday, no less. Yeah!”

    What? Is it suddenly harder to play on your birthday? Is he thinking about what matchbox cars and Tonka trucks he’s going to get this year?

    • Mickey Scheister

      Or what rides he’s able to ride at Six Flags now.

      • Bo Knows

        Silly Pedroia isn’t tall enough to get on the Merry go round, let alone any of the cool rides

  • fabricio

    it looks like cano is swinging at everything again

  • forensic

    Gardner really short-circuited that inning with his terrible AB. That sucks.

    • your mom

      Yes, should of had 2 runs that inning. But then again, only 1 run should’ve scored last inning.

  • your mom

    Along with instant replay, they should add a rule that bans ugly-ass viking beards.

  • Kosmo

    Ichiro and his 28 RBIs

    • stuart a

      under 720 OPS. below league avg…

      has not hit a homer in a while…

      I think mccarver wants to have pedroias child…

      • Mickey Scheister

        It’s pathetic. I actually miss Michael Kay’s annoying voice.

  • McLovin

    :)

  • your mom

    Nasty pitch there. Sit down fat shit.

  • forensic

    “ONLY the 5th strikeout for Kuroda in this game.”

    He hasn’t even finished 5 innings. How many do you want him to have???

  • Mickey Scheister

    “Only the fifth strikeout for Kuorda.”

    It’s the fifth inning?!! C’mon man!

    • your mom

      Hey cut them some slack, it’s probably hard to focus on the game when you’re busy polishing your poles while gushing about bearded midgets.

      • Kosmo

        good one !

      • Mickey Scheister

        You’re right. I feel bad for picking on a guy who is clearly suffering from dementia.

    • stuart a

      I thought the same when I heard it…

  • Kosmo

    turn the volume off you´ll save yourselves a headache.

  • your mom

    Arod needs to go yard here. That would be sweet.

  • your mom

    Wow, their poles are gonna be beyond shiny after that. Actually, maybe a little sticky though.

  • forensic

    Yeah Tim, his teammates are going to start to boo him now.

    You’re always right on the money.

    • Cy Pettitte

      feels like media is reaching so much lately to bash A-Rod because he’s actually been/looked pretty good this year. I’m sure everyone on the team would rather he go away so Jayson Nix can start at 3rd again.

  • Mickey Scheister

    AN INCREDIBLE PLAY BY PEDORIA WHO…ah…ah, I came.

    • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

      Pedoria = great short hope

  • SeventhAce

    Another reason why I hate Fenway…

  • forensic

    That seems like the 2nd or 3rd time Starlin Castro has been pulled from a game for various things like that. Also no offensive production.

    Could his stock go any lower after signing that huge contract?

    • stuart a

      problem with have big long term deals.. Huge risk..

      the guy has a under 300 OBP. he is not that good, best year was his rookie season..

  • Lukaszek

    The announcers should either shut the f*** up or marry Pedroia already

  • Anderson Silva

    Lackey in control. What a game to forget, they got completely screwed by the umps.

  • forensic

    Another bad defensive play for Soriano, and yet he’s the one with experience out there.

    You wouldn’t know it by watching him today.

  • your mom

    That’s an error right?

  • forensic

    They offered him a position in the organization?

    Head Custodian?

  • Bo Knows

    Oh well, Rueben Amaro Jr. will be unemployed soon enough too

  • Mickey Scheister

    Okay. Mute, I can’t do this anymore.

  • wow

    ugh. just when I was starting to get my hopes up about this team.

  • forensic

    Terrific camera work!!!

  • Wheels

    I hope we kick their asses tomorrow.

  • your mom

    Hard to be mad at Kuroda tonight. With better defense and correct calls we really could be tied at this point. And once again, he has no offensive support, no wonder he had 7 losses with a sub 2.35 ERA.

  • Lukaszek

    I wonder what is the Yankees’ record on Fox games

  • Kosmo

    Kuroda betrayed by bad D. The 4th inning clearly cooked his goose.

  • stuart a

    over.. bad calls, bad baserunning, base defense by overbay and no timely hitting.

    that equals a loss that the ycannot afford to have.

    soriano getting doubled up at second Horrible play.

    overbay f up.. Huge.

    bad call at 3rd humongous. calling soriano out stealing was a bad call but was very close the play at 3rd inexcusable..

    another loss…

  • your mom

    Fuck the umps, fuck McCarver and fuck the Red Sox. What a shitty game so far. And it’s probably game over.

  • Charles

    I can’t wait for instant replay…

  • Eddard

    Tomorrow is a must win, putting all the pressure on CC. They couldn’t afford to lose a game with Hiroki on the mound and will now have to win a Hughes start down the road to make up for it. They really couldn’t afford to lose this ballgame.

    • your mom

      Tomorrow’s game could be fuglier.

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

      But…but you told me yesterday was the swing game!

  • your mom

    Should’ve pinch hit Reynolds there.

  • Kosmo

    7 ! groundouts by Gardner and Ichiro. 7!

    I actually liked Girardi PHing Wells for gardner.

  • Cy Pettitte

    A-Rod or Grandy better be in the 2 hole tomorrow

  • fabricio

    dam warren sucks

    • Kosmo

      dumb pitch selection. 3 changeups and the last one served on a silver platter

    • your mom

      Well, that’s why he’s pitching in this game. Doesn’t matter though, we already lost the game once the umpires decided to fuck us over.

  • Charles

    “I don’t think baseball has heard of Mike Carp before this year”…

  • your mom

    Geez can the D be any more sloppy? Fucking balls bouncing all over the damn place today.

  • Kosmo

    11 ! groundouts by gardner, ichiro and cano 11 !!!

  • your mom

    Well, better luck tomorrow. Hopefully Feces doesn’t shit the bed early.

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

      What is enjoyable to you about calling a player on your own team a really stupid, sophomoric name? It just makes you sound like a moron.

      • Steve

        Yeah, listen to the Dirty Midget Whores. He knows all about stupid and sophomoric

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

          Actually, this is a reference to characters in an online text-based adventure game. These are 1) Not real people, 2) Not even made up by me, and 3) Not real people.

          Nice try, though.

    • nsalem

      If you’re referring to CC, you are an incredibly ignorant individual. If you are not a 9 year old you act like one.

  • Charles

    Also who else is shocked in both of the first 2 games the decision to option Claiborne has bit the Yankees in the ass. Claiborne would have been the guy instead of a not-surprisingly rusty Adam Warren after Kuroda departed.

    • Eddard

      I made that same point days ago but people said, well Claiborne will be back in 2 weeks anyway. And these next 2 weeks aren’t crucial towards getting back in the race? FO are idiots. Hughes and Joba should have been gone months ago but they don’t want to admit failure.

    • Kosmo

      Claiborne`s 7.94 ERA in August might have had something to do with it.

    • stuart a

      warren is not rusty.

      he is not very good. rust has zero to do with it…

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Joe Buck ?@Buck
    Getting ripped for my “biased” calls for AND against Yankees in today’s game. Only problem is I’m not doing the game – proves a point – wah

    What an ASS

  • forensic

    Yuck, glad that shit-show is over with.

  • Deathstroke Heathcott

    I was told our lineup was 8 deep and this game was a lock.