Sep
05

Game 140: Give them nothing, take from them everything

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The Red Sox are entirely too comfortable in the new Yankee Stadium. They’ve won 21 of the last 35 games they’ve played in the Bronx, which is way too many. The Yankees need to stand their ground and defend their home park these next four games like their playoff life depend on it, and you know it? It does. New York is backed into a corner — seeing Game 140 in the headline really drives home how little time is left in the season, no? — and simply holding their own against the good teams isn’t an option anymore. The Red Sox are a very good team, and for these next four days, the Yankees need to be better. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Jake Peavy:

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

And on the mound is right-hander Ivan Nova, the self-proclaimed best pitcher in the world. He’s been the team’s best starter for about a month now that Hiroki Kuroda has hit a wall. Nova needs to set the tone for the series and shove it down Boston’s throat tonight.

It is cloudy and cool in New York with no threat of rain. The baseball gods don’t want anyone getting off easy, I see. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

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756 Comments»

  1. trr says:

    Yup; let’s see what we got….seeing Stewart’s name in the lineup isn’t a good start for me….
    Sir Ivan of Nova, get us started…

    • CountryClub says:

      At least it appears that the catchers are going 50/50 lately. Progress I guess.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

        More like 60/40.
        Stewart catches Nova, Kuroda, and Pettitte.
        Romine has been catching CC and Hughes (and presumably will catch Huff)

        • vicki says:

          yes, joe seems pretty locked into this.

          only here’s the thing. over nova’s recent brilliant streak stewie has three hits in those ten games. not a typo. three. in ten games.

          i get their valuing consistency, especially with all the not knowing what you’ll get from rest of the rotation. but if you were a starting pitcher wouldn’t you want to maximize run support? (especially if you’re a guy like nova who believes wins make a good pitcher.)

          it made me nuts when certain divas would refuse to throw to jorgie. okay, you don’t get along with the guy. but he could give you a lead with one swing of the bat.

  2. RkyMtnYank says:

    Nova proclaimed himself the “best pitcher in the world”? Guess I missed that, is there a link?

  3. Jorge Brosada says:

    Tonight, WE DINE IN HELL

    /pumped

  4. Wheels says:

    So he we are, Yanks-Red Sox in September. Let’s do it

  5. Bo Knows says:

    Those looked like strikes

  6. Eddard says:

    I like the pitching match ups this series, except Huff on Saturday. They need to win the other 3 ballgames.

  7. Not chris stewart again says:

    Kick ass tonight

  8. Bo Knows says:

    Lava-aahnway has a fairly neat looking goatee, is that even allowed in Boston? I thought you were contractually obligated to look like knife wielding hobos?

  9. Not chris stewart again says:

    Just bunt one down the third base line

  10. Wheels says:

    Cano is tough.

  11. Not chris stewart again says:

    Just missed

  12. CountryClub says:

    The Mariners are pushing King Felix back till Wednesday. So the rays will miss him this weekend.

  13. Always nice to see when Mike drives my constant complaint home about the Red Sox dominating Yankee Stadium.

    This needs to stop.

  14. Not chris stewart again says:

    Homeless guy at the plate

  15. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Ball carried big time. This could get ugly-

  16. Cy Pettitte says:

    when you see this Sox team you definitely understand the Yankees’ strict facial hair policy

  17. Not chris stewart again says:

    Steven drew has a razor.

  18. Bo Knows says:

    bull shit, he went

  19. Not chris stewart again says:

    Damm Sterling

  20. Umm, no Mike, the Yankees won four straight games against the Blue Jays before they played that series at Tropicana Field.

  21. Eddard says:

    I think the pitch that hit Alex woke up a monster. The team rallied around Alex and Joe. Since that point they’ve climbed right back into the wild card race.

  22. dkidd says:

    nova’s fastball command not great tonight

  23. dkidd says:

    billy martin = troubled individual

  24. These Red Sox hitters can turn anybody into Phil Hughes.

    So many foul balls.

  25. Eddard says:

    Nova ain’t going to get very far in this ballgame. Mo had to pitch 4 outs yesterday.

  26. Nova is getting ahead 0-2 on almost every hitter, and then ends up throwing 6-7-8 pitches. That’s not good at all.

  27. Widget says:

    And here comes the beatdown. This inning is going to be ugly for Nova. Sucks that baseball let the Red Sox dump all the payroll. If the Yankees tried the same thing Bud would have vetoed the trade.

  28. Wheels says:

    Low fastball.

  29. dkidd says:

    let’s go ivan

    step up

  30. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is going to get ugly

  31. Widget says:

    Just drill one of these clowns because the Yankees aren’t winning this game.

  32. Matt says:

    The difference in these two offenses is obvious. The Yankees may be scoring runs, but they are not even close to the same caliber of offense. The Red Sox are patient, grinding out every at bat. Half the batters in the Yankees lineup go up there looking to swing at anything within a foot of home plate, and can’t lay off breaking pitches way out of the zone.

    It’s hard to beat good pitchers if you give them 1 or 2 pitch outs because you swing at their best pitches. Nova has a great sinker tonight, but by not getting themselves out, they are wearing him down.

  33. Revan says:

    Would have had him at home.

  34. Frank says:

    24 pitches and counting, 1 run in and no one out. This can get ugly quick.

  35. JGYank says:

    Anyone else suspicious how their offense is so good? Doesn’t look great on paper.

    • Widget says:

      Roids and playing in a softball field for half the season that has cameras installed everywhere to help with all their sign stealing. Plus God isn’t real. If he was the Red Sox would have never won a world series again.

  36. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Nova needs to not be predictable. Mix in the sinker…everytime after the curve is a fastball. Lay off the curve sit fastball

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    is he tipping pitches or what? they haven’t swung at one curve tonight.

  38. Frank says:

    Nova is not long for this game. He’s thrown a ton of pitches in 2.1 innings.

  39. Pat D says:

    Well, this game is over. Nova clearly has nothing.

    waitingforit

  40. Tom says:

    This game is an illustration consistently why until Nova starts throwing a 3rd pitch, against a good offense he will susceptible to long AB’s and will be somewhat inconsistent.

    Leiter on MLB Network nailed it – without a 3rd pitch the batters are looking for a fastball and with 2 strikes know if it’s a curve it will likely be out of the zone. They have swung at 1 of 12 two strike curveballs.

    He’ll either need to throw a strike curveball in the zone with 2 strikes (so they can’t just lay off it) or start mixing in some changeups.

  41. The Real Greg says:

    Frankly, if he pulls Nova, the Yankees are doomed for sure. Throwing Warren or Marshall to the hounds.

  42. IBB’ing with a pitcher who has already had trouble throwing strikes.

    I can totally see Nava hitting a home run now.

  43. Eddard says:

    They’re gonna need Preston to go 3 innings tonight. Nova needs to get out of this with only 2 runs scoring.

  44. Bubba says:

    If you are going to ibb him, why not just plunk him?

  45. Four pitch walk after an IBB.

    Almost like IBB’s don’t happen in a vacuum.

  46. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Good lord Nova….this is shades of last year

  47. Widget says:

    Should have just drilled the Roider. Oops one got away.

  48. Chip says:

    Well it looks like Hughes is going to get to pitch against the Red Sox after all

  49. Wheels says:

    76 pitches.

  50. Widget says:

    Walking a minor league stiff on 4 pitches. Yep Nova Beta is back say bye to Nova Prime.

  51. Eddard says:

    Well at least he kept it at 2. He’s going to have to get through one more inning and then they’ll need Preston to get through 2-3 innings.

  52. Revan says:

    Yeah the Sox’s plan was to not swing at any curveball. They should’ve thrown that last pitch a lot earlier.

  53. dkidd says:

    amish rapist fail

  54. Napoli hit a grand slam in that same spot against Hughes last time in New York.

    So, at least Nova finished his night with a K. He has nothing. Gotta pull him here.

  55. Cy Pettitte says:

    I guess we’re gonna get a few innings of hughes tonight

  56. Winter says:

    Nice 47 pitch inning right there.

  57. Bubba says:

    Well that could have been alot worse

  58. Matt says:

    The at bat by Napoli there really shows that Red Sox hitters are basically spitting on every single curveball that Nova throws.

    They still can’t hit his fastball even when they know it is coming. If he could just get the breaking pitch over, he would have no problem getting these guys out.

  59. The last time I remember a pitcher going 40+ in one inning was Jobber in the Castillo dropped pop-up game in 2009. Can’t remember it happening any time in between there, although one game is a candidate for that, a game I actually didn’t get to see too much of:

    Javier Vazquez on 8/16/2010 against Detroit. He threw, like, 110 pitches in four innings.

  60. The Real Greg says:

    Considering what happened yesterday, Nova has pitched okay.

    Can’t go to short relievers because they won’t be available in the next games which means that Betances and other weak pitchers will have to pitch.

  61. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    I’m fine with the way that ended.

    We’re more than still in this, boys. Lets get the sticks going!

  62. Winter says:

    On Lyle Overbay: “[Against lefties he pretty much held his own.”

    ?_?

  63. Revan says:

    Every time a pitch is thrown to Stewart a puppy dies.

  64. The Real Greg says:

    But again with Stewart, Girardi!

  65. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    About fucking time with the first pitch steal.

  66. Cy Pettitte says:

    Stewart’s ABs are so sad

  67. Wheels says:

    Nice bunt.

  68. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Might as well have the pitcher hit when stewart is in the lineup

  69. Eddard says:

    What a great bunt by Gardy. Too bad Ichiro couldn’t score.

  70. It’s actually pretty remarkable just how weakly Chris Stewart hits baseballs.

  71. The Real Greg says:

    The only real defense (however little it is) is that Romine has cooled off. He’s 3-20. So it really isn’t any better.

  72. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Nice ab cap

  73. Wheels says:

    Come on Robbie.

  74. Tom says:

    Nice AB by Jeter there

  75. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Great ab by the Cap´t.

  76. Eddard says:

    Great take by the Captain! This is their chance to really put some runs on the board. Robbie needs to come through.

  77. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Robbie!!!!

  78. Tom says:

    And a slightly better AB by Cano!

  79. JUUUUUUUUUUST missed. Damn.

    Still, 2-2. Well done Robbie.

  80. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Inchessssss

  81. dontchaknow says:

    dontchaknow

  82. Eddard says:

    ROBBIE! SO CLOSE TO A GRAND SLAM! DAMNIT.

  83. Cy Pettitte says:

    Great AB by Jete and a clutch double by Robbie

  84. Eduardo VeggieTales Nunez says:

    DONTCHA KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Bubba says:

    Paging Robbie Cano… Paging Robbie Cano… Big moment in the batter’s box

  86. Wheels says:

    People tripping out that this game is over. Gimme a fuckin break

  87. Eddard says:

    I’m not sure why people were saying the game was over in the top of the 3rd. The game isn’t over until I say it is. They got to Peavy that inning. This will be a battle of the pens.

  88. Teddy KGB says:

    Nyet, Nyet!

    Pay da man his money!

  89. JGYank says:

    Still don’t know why people complain about the player who carries our offense.

  90. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Short leash Nova Joe. Like batter to batter, No screwing around here. Nova does not have it tonight.

  91. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Soooooooriii!!!!!!!

  92. your mom says:

    Jesus, 85 pitches already???

  93. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Wow way to go Sori

  94. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Nice catch.

  95. dkidd says:

    shutdown inning would be nice

  96. Cy Pettitte says:

    that’s what they get for trying to get an extra inning out of Nova

  97. What a fucking ridiculous decision to send Nova back out.

  98. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Has Soriano taken magic outfielder pills or something?

  99. Matt says:

    Dear Girardi,

    That is why you don’t give away 2 outs out of every 9 batters by running players like Ichiro and Stewart out there.

    • The Real Greg says:

      A craftsman with bad tools is going to produce crap.

      And not a good moment to criticize Ichiro given that he has scored a run in this game.

    • nsalem says:

      Who would you suggest that Girardi have in rightfield in the game tonight in place of Ichiro. Just curious

      • Matt says:

        Granderson. And Reynolds at DH. And Romine at C. Really, this is not that hard. You play your best players. You don’t run automatic outs out there at this point in the year when it is do or die.

    • Winter says:

      I agree in principle, but Ichiro has earned a one-game pass. Plus I like him more than Wells.

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

        You are right about Ichiro. But why Stewart is in there is just too much for my limited baseball intelligence.

  100. Pat D says:

    “Soriano back…he’ll need a rocket up his ass to catch this one. It’s outta here!”

  101. Tom says:

    I’m guessing NESPN will call that a Web Gem?

  102. JGYank says:

    I’m sensing a 5 hour slugfest.

  103. The Real Greg says:

    Now I think he needs to pull him. Yankees can come back from a one run deficit.

  104. Pat D says:

    My god, this whole fucking team looks like it belongs on fucking Duck Dynasty.

  105. JGYank says:

    Lol Arod. Thought he hurt himself when he was holding his hip.

  106. Tom says:

    Do you intentionally walk Ichiro here?

  107. Eddard says:

    The rally comes down to Ichiro and Stewart, so basically Ichiro. I would PH for Stewart in the 4th.

  108. Cy Pettitte says:

    A-Rod stealing third with a lefty at bat, wow.

  109. Just got in from a bike ride and here’s the umpire list. Although first base is very recognizable.

    Rob Drake (No. 30 / HP)In his 14th season of umpiring, Drake is a commonly hitter’s umpire, as displayed in the third inning. He is also extremely religious, but that never stopped his ejection rate and frustration making. Absolutely no reason he should be this upsetting, because he’s not that big on bad calls, but he has umpired more games than anyone the last 5-6 years, especially after being promoted.

    “Cowboy Joe” Joe West (No. 22 / 1B-CC)Before I write my description, Joe West is one of my Top 5 favorite umpires, despite his arrogance about NYY-BOS games. Would be totally ironic we get him here. The current head of the WUA (World Umpires Association), West has been umpiring since 1976 (and he’s only age 61). If Drake has <70 ejections since 1999, you'd believe me if I said Joe West had <200 ejections since 1976. He is one of the most patient umpires you'll ever meet. Infamously though, he ejected two cameramen at Shea and the umpire for the Jay Howell 1988 NLCS debacle.

    In terms of his strike zone, West can be erratic, so its really hard to say to swing at borderline or to hold off on borderline. But do us some good and play like you should anyway.

    “Infield Fly” Sam Holbrook (No. 34 / 2B)If you don’t get the name, I don’t have to explain it. Look it up. Sam Holbrook is one of the umpires that gets on my personal nerves. He never seems to be able to get a call right *cough*infield fly*cough* and doesn’t have a great way of explaining things either *cough*infield fly*cough* Notorious for crappy calls outside from of the Infield Fly game, Holbrook also has a quick hook with bad calls. As for his strike zone, it’s one of the smallest in the game, so be ready to sit on borderline pitches.

    Interestingly, in his own advice, he thinks there’s more reasons umpires should be expected to be perfect. The good news is he’s not following his own words because he’s not improved.

    Andy Fletcher (No. 49 / 3B)Also in his 14th season of umpiring, Fletcher also has a very inconsistent strike zone, and is infamously one who wears a mouthguard when umpiring home plate. Fletcher is statistically a pitcher’s umpire, but even with all the angry players, he does not have an obscene ejection rate compared to Holbrook or Drake. Fletcher, like Brian O’Nora is also injury prone.

    Alright, so we get two umpires I really don’t care about (Drake and Fletcher), one of my top 5 favorites (West) and one of my hated (Holbrook.)

  110. Revan says:

    Stewart effectively makes this situation with 2 outs already. I’m going to preemptively get angry at him.

  111. Revan says:

    Threat is over.

  112. Took two pitches for that rally to go to hell.

  113. Crime Dog says:

    Breaking: Guys with 81 and 57 OPS+’s make back to back outs

  114. JGYank says:

    Ichiro really needs to learn how to walk.

  115. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Seriously Ichiro???

  116. Tom says:

    Call me crazy but with 3 catchers I think you have to consider PH’ing there.

    Even with the personal catcher nonsense with Nova, Nova’s got maybe one more inning (if he’s not already done)

  117. The Real Greg says:

    Can’t get on Ichiro yet. Scored a run.

      • The Real Greg says:

        I won’t get on Ichiro yet. Especially since that at bat was a good at-bat. Fouled off a lot of pitches.

        If he had struck on three straight then I would be more angry.

        In this case, process needs to be noted.

        • Matt says:

          Umm, hello? He swung at like 5 straight pitches in the dirt and was lucky to not strike out on those as well.

          Ichiro is terrible. He is the antithesis of what a good hitter does, but now he lacks the talent to make up for it. He should be on the bench every night now that they have the choice.

          • The Real Greg says:

            WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

            • Matt says:

              Is that the best you’ve got? That doesn’t address anything I just said. Swinging at pitches a foot off the plate and fouling them off is just terrible. Ichiro is not good enough anymore to swing at that garbage and not get himself out.

    • JGYank says:

      He just had a terrible AB swinging out of the zone constantly. Peavy was handing him a walk but you’re not on him?

  118. Winter says:

    All Ichiro had to do was put it in play. That is literally the one thing he’s good at, too.

    Oh, and 0-22

  119. Why chris stewart says:

    How many rallys has stewie killed this year?

  120. Wedge says:

    Stewart gets paid?

  121. JGYank says:

    Need another hitter to take Ichiro/Wells out. Another catcher would help too.

  122. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Could someone explain to me–cogently–why Stewart is playing?

  123. FLYER7 says:

    Stewie now 0 for 22 will not see his third AB tonight…someone will PH for him next time thru…thought Nova would get to pitch the fifth

  124. WTF with all these Red Sox home runs?

  125. Wedge says:

    Its not fair to have an automatic out in your lineup against this team

  126. And apparently Shane Victorino is an enormous moron because he wasted so much of his career hitting left handed.

    If he was always a righty, he’d be the greatest hitter ever, apparently.

  127. Joseph says:

    WHY THE F**K DO THEY KEEP RUNNING STEWART OUT THERE????? THIS GUY COULDN’T HIT WATER FALLING OUT OF A BOAT. (Nice AB by Ichiro as well. Great job completely letting Peavy off the hook)

  128. Matt says:

    Again, why is Ichiro playing? He has been one of the worst hitters in the entire league in the second half, and they have other options now with guys healthy. WHY? This is do or die. You don’t mess around because you are worried about hurting his feelings.

    • The Real Greg says:

      WHO?

      Vernon Wells. Sucks
      Mark Reynolds. Sucks

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

        Agree.

      • Matt says:

        Nobody sucks as much as Ichiro. Reynolds has actually been hitting alright lately, and Wells even has been more productive.

        When you are one of the 10 worst hitters in the league over half a season, you should not be in the lineup. Granderson could add almost as much value as him on defense and allow them to get another bat in the lineup.

        • The Real Greg says:

          You’re first statement completely shows bias to me.

          Vernon Wells was a CORPSE.

          Mark Reynolds is a CORPSE against righties.

          • Matt says:

            What? Ichiro is terrible. Look at his numbers. Outside of a few weeks in June and July he has been worse than both of those guys by a lot.

            Reynolds has been hot lately, and he has hit both lefties and righties. And even if he doesn’t, he’s more productive than Ichiro because at least he works the count and occassionally hits for power.

            A single here or there and never getting on base is useless. Ichiro once was a good player, but he sucks now. Period. It’s not bias, it’s the reality.

  129. The Real Greg says:

    There you go. White flag

  130. Cy Pettitte says:

    this 11 game stretch vs. the Sox/O’s is probably gonna just keep getting uglier. oh well.

    • JGYank says:

      Sox are just firing on all cylinders. Os are slumping.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      The Sox are better than us, Period. The only way to beat them is have lights out pitching. Too bad Nova didn’t step up. CC is crap this year and Kuroda is gassed, so it’s hard to see our guys sneak in.

  131. JGYank says:

    Can we at least attempt to pitch low in the zone to limit the homers?

  132. your mom says:

    These fucking Boston players need to be tested…..seriously. Unbelievable bullshit. If this game turns into a blowout someone needs to get beaned.

  133. I’d pay a nice sum of money for a doctor to remove the four leaf clover that has been up the Red Sox asses all season.

  134. The Real Greg says:

    Well they brought in the relievers and look what’s happened.

    Bullpen’s going to be shot by the end of tonight.

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

    It was fun playing a competitive game for awhile. Red Sox are the better team. I don’t think this one’s in the cards.

    • Winter says:

      Two runs back in the fourth? Far from over. They just need to get out of this jam. Maybe one run. No more.

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

        They give up one run, they’re not scoring three more runs in this game. 2 runs? Sure, maybe they could pull that off. But it’s not going to be two runs.

        …And as I type, A-Rod makes an error (oops, single). This is totally game over.

  136. Wedge says:

    Nice outing from claiborne here

  137. So much for the whole Claiborne for Nova thing. Apparently both of them are shit tonight.

  138. Wedge says:

    They havent swung at a ball yet

  139. Wheels says:

    Gotta pull him now.

  140. Adam Warren would be the real white flag.

  141. JGYank says:

    The call ups might get in after all.

  142. I truly can’t believe this Red Sox offense is as good as it is. It will never make sense to me. Any of their lineups from about 1999-2011 scared me more than this one does.

  143. your mom says:

    Looks like the Sox are gonna score 20 runs again tonight.

  144. The Real Greg says:

    I mean the Sox are better than us in every phase of the game

    They have a better farm system
    They have a better manager
    They have a better GM
    They have a better offense
    They have a better starting staff
    Bullpen is basically even with Uehara’s pitching.

  145. JGYank says:

    Their offense is hot and our pitching is cold. Not a good mix.

  146. Pat D says:

    Eh, fuck this. I’d rather read my taxes homework.

  147. Eddard says:

    This one is over. Preston couldn’t even get the K up 0-2 in the count. Boo that bum off the field.

  148. 5-2 is appropriate, since that will be the Red Sox record at Yankee Stadium after tonight.

    This was supposed to be the one real Yankees pitching advantage, and it’s gone completely by the boards. And the Yankees will have a devil of a time trying to win this series now.

  149. Joseph says:

    With the season on the line and the team desperate for wins…this is how they respond. With a huge, stinking turd. Nice job guys.

  150. Mick taylor says:

    Why did girardi take nova out so early? Why is ichiro swinging at a pitch 5 feet off the plate? Get Clair one out of there he looks like he is afraid. Also , how come yanks never pitch inside to move the hitter off the plate? Wait till tomorrow nite . Joewest is behind the plate. He has submarines yanks for years . He lugs the sox. In2004 he killed yanks in playoffs . Another timehe ruled cano foot was not on bag . Tonite he ruled check swing on batter who went around

    • Why did girardi take nova out so early?

      Stop.

      This was the right decision to finally take him out (it was the wrong decision to keep him for the 4th, actually). Claiborne just flat out fucking sucked. Badly.

      • Rolling Doughnut says:

        Right. To say that since Claiborne sucked they should have left Nova in makes no sense at all. Two different situations entirely

        • The Real Greg says:

          What they should have done is bring in Warren right away. Wasting the short men will cost you more than wasting the long relievers.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

            It was a 1-run game.
            Only long men can pitch in a 1 run game?

            That’s just dumb.

            • The Real Greg says:

              I did not say that. What I said was that you were going to have to pray for any of out middle relief against that great offense.

              So I would rather pray for the long relievers who don’t pitch much anyway instead of praying for and burning out short relivers.

              They have no day off coming you know.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

                Still dumb.
                Middle innings of a close game is pretty much exactly the situation Claiborne would/should be used in.
                Claiborne is better than their long relievers. He gave them a better chance of keeping the game in striking distance.
                And nobody got “burned out”. Claiborne will be available again on by Saturday. Maybe even tomorrow.

                • The Real Greg says:

                  Well, not tonight he wasn’t. And Claiborne’s been shaky of late.

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

                    As opposed to Warren?
                    Claiborne had a 1.29 ERA and .542 OPS against over his past 5 appearances (7 IP)
                    He was the best option. It didn’t work out. It happens.

    • Pat D says:

      Are you still lost in the drug haziness of Nellcote?

    • Winter says:

      Nova was at 100 pitches and laboring. You would have left him in?

  151. tex says:

    Looks like we are going to have a NY Massacre this weekend.

  152. your mom says:

    Great job Claiborne! Way to rise to the occasion. That ERA will be skyrocketing very shortly. Fuck Boston! This game will be over very shortly.

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

    This is not going to be a fun eleven game stretch.

  154. D23 says:

    Wow. Poor pitching performance by our young guys. Well, we have to minimized as much as we can and get the offense to put up some runs.

  155. Cy Pettitte says:

    Girardi’s strategy: lull them to sleep with pitching changes

  156. The Real Greg says:

    If the Red Sox had an ace starting pitcher, you could stop the season right now and declare them champions.

    That is their one flaw. And Buchholz could be the answer to that.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

      lol

      I thought they had 5 aces.

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

      You are such a troll, Greg.

      • The Real Greg says:

        Trolls make up crap just for show.

        Am I making this up? Have you seen their record? Have you seen their offense? Their pitching is now better than the Yankees.

        • Rolling Doughnut says:

          I actually agree here. The Sox are obviously the better hitting team. And once our pitching stumbled, it’s really not in question that the Sux are better hands down.

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

            Who denied that? Here’s what he said:

            If the Red Sox had an ace starting pitcher, you could stop the season right now and declare them champions.

            That is their one flaw. And Buchholz could be the answer to that.

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

          What you said was so obviously dumb, Greg, that I’m not going to insult your intelligence by arguing with you or assuming you don’t know why it was dumb. You said it intentionally to piss people off and you know what? It worked. You’re a troll.

          • The Real Greg says:

            I did not say that to piss off people.

            I actually put down the Red Sox in my statement. They have a flaw. Buccholz could fill it, but he might not.

    • your mom says:

      No. Nothing is a given in the playoffs. Philadelphia had Halladay, Lee and Hamels with a good offense and they didn’t win shit. Hopefully Boston flames out in the playoffs.

  157. White flag Warren into the game.

  158. My only hope now is that the Red Sox are peaking now, and will crash and burn in October, to the tune of, like, a three game ALDS sweep or something.

    The division is long gone, for everybody. Not even the Rays can catch them. Just hope the Red Sox save their humiliation for October. Somebody needs to pistol-whip those POS’es.

  159. Mick taylor says:

    That check swing call by that fat pig Joe west is about the 100000000000000 bad call he has made against yanks over the years, particularly in the playoffs.

  160. JGYank says:

    Jeter can barely even make it to the bag in time and make a throw.

  161. “likely his worst outing of the year”

    well, gee whiz, Mike, hard to do worse than an ERA that resembles a sideways 8.

  162. Winter says:

    #whiteflagwarren. Jeez.

    • well, it actually worked. I guess when you throw enough shit at the wall, something will eventually stick. Adam Warren has been awful for months now, so pardon my lack of faith. I’m still pretty irritated at the shit he did in that White Sox game that literally turned the game from a sure-fire win to a loss.

    • Neil says:

      Best Yankee pitcher of the night. 90% of SS turn the DP there.

  163. D23 says:

    Kram, perhaps you can watch football now… Its on now…Good Job by Warren. Now start chipping away and let the pitching get back in synch and keep them at bay.

  164. Get Phelps Up says:

    Greg would have been one dissapointed 2001 Seattle Mariners fan.

  165. Cuso says:

    Fuhgedda bout it

  166. itsallhowuseeit says:

    Yanks rally huge in the 7th to take lead and tack on in 8th

  167. Wheels says:

    It’s about time the Angels shorten that dumb name up.

  168. Get Phelps Up says:

    Why don’t they just go back to the Anaheim Angels?

  169. Rolling Doughnut says:

    WEll well, Ratboy took one down Broadway.

  170. D23 says:

    Hey sounds like you are giving up dude…Enjoy Mo’s last ride at least….

  171. Winter says:

    Yankees gotta get into the bullpen soon. You can score against their middle relievers. Uehara? Not so much.

  172. An Overbay home run would be quite nice here. Something to get back in the game.

  173. D23 says:

    Got to cash in a run or couple in the 7th…

  174. Wj says:

    We were talking about trading Warren for callapso a month ago, lol now i know why the angels turned us down, this guy is trash, id be suprised if he doesnt get dfad over the winter.

  175. Gotta laugh at Ichiro NOW getting that walk.

  176. Winter says:

    Gotta get a couple this inning, make it close enough to justify bringing in good relievers and try and score more next inning.

  177. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Now they PH for 0-22, screw you Joe.

  178. Crime Dog says:

    Haha, pretty sure Wells was the worst person on the bench to put in against Peavy right now

  179. rich says:

    I know I am supposed to hate Peavy, but his reactions on the mound are hilarious. He was so pissed after walking Ichiro. Screaming and yelling. hahaha. I smell a rally btw

  180. Winter says:

    This is our chance. The Red Sox pre-Uehara bullpen is their fleshy underbelly. Gotta get two or three here, preferably more.

  181. Winter says:

    Signs of life!

  182. rich says:

    Is this guy Lavarnway that bad of a catcher, everyone runs on him.

  183. nsalem says:

    Nogroundballs Derek

  184. nsalem says:

    Oh my that was risky and stupid

  185. Wheels says:

    Nice, keep it going.

  186. Get Phelps Up says:

    Wow that would have been a disaster if he was out

  187. rich says:

    Thank you third base umpire. He was out by a mile

  188. OldYanksFan says:

    How STUPID was Wells to run there?????????

  189. Wheels says:

    Come on Gardy, gotta take 2nd.

  190. Tom says:

    Gardner has to be on 2nd with that.

  191. Get Phelps Up says:

    Tying run up!

  192. Wheels says:

    Wow, come on Robbie!

  193. Winter says:

    Tough lefty-lefty matchup. Time for Cano to bear down.

  194. number 21 says:

    Grand slam please.

  195. Tom says:

    A few inches higher this time Robbie

  196. Tom says:

    Wow – thought that was an easy DP

  197. Winter says:

    OK. Runner on third, one out. The Yankees need to get that run in.

  198. rich says:

    Well, at least Cano hustled on that ground ball

  199. Charles says:

    I have a feeling Soriano will go yard here.

  200. Winter says:

    Suck on that, shift!

  201. Tom says:

    Nice shift!

  202. rich says:

    Don’t these managers know, only Joe Maddon can do that. He invented baseball. That was a tailor made Double Play

  203. Yanks99 says:

    Hope tex was watching that

  204. Wheels says:

    Nice, keep the line moving.

  205. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Keep the line moving

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

    This is such a fucking tease.

  207. Eddard says:

    It’s like I always say, the ballgame is not over until the last out is in the books. What grit this team has.

  208. Rolling Doughnut says:

    oh my

  209. number 21 says:

    Grandyman! Come on, more hits!

  210. Winter says:

    I take back what I said about the Yankees needing to score the runner from third before. They need to do that NOW.

  211. Wheels says:

    Keep it going.

  212. JGYank says:

    I love this lineup. See what happens when you pitch hit for Stewart?

  213. rich says:

    Fucking Dan Clownessy tweeted, “The Yankees are no match for the relentless Red Sox.” He should stick to slurping the Patriots and Tom Brady.

  214. Eddard says:

    GRANDERSON AND NOW THEY ARE WITHIN 1!

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

    So tell me. How is it only the seventh inning at 10:20?

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

    I am all set for the “I-hate-A-Rod-not-clutch” comments.

  217. nycsportzfan says:

    This is really cool! The only bad thing is Ichiro and Arod both striking out with guys on 3rd and less then 2out. Those could cost us.

  218. Eddard says:

    There’s no other ballplayer I’d rather have at that plate right now than Lyle Overbay. He’s clutch.

  219. Winter says:

    YAHAHAAHAHAHA

  220. The Real Greg says:

    LYLE OVERBAY!

  221. Tom says:

    Loverbay!!!

  222. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Called this shit!!!!

  223. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Overbaaaaaay!!!

  224. Eddard says:

    CLUTCH LYLE OVERBAY!!!!!!!!!

  225. Get Phelps Up says:

    Loverbay!!!

  226. Cy Pettitte says:

    I don’t even know what to say….this team is insane.

  227. Charles says:

    LOVERBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    WOOOOOOOOW.

    I’ve got nothing else. That was so awesome.

  229. number 21 says:

    In play run(s)!

  230. Wheels says:

    So fucking awesome.

  231. The Real Greg says:

    DRob and Mo are going to have to bring their A game tonight.

  232. nsalem says:

    we need some more runs

  233. Get Phelps Up says:

    It looks like Pedroia tripped after his pre-pitch hop there!

  234. Charles says:

    This come from behind grit is starting to remind me a lot of the ’09 team…

  235. JGYank says:

    Hell Yeah! What are the odds? Yankees Classic.

  236. Winter says:

    Anyone who says the season is over when the Yankees are down by two in the second can go root for a different team.

  237. vicki says:

    just like we drew it up.

  238. Tom says:

    I’m watching the MLBNetwork feed and man AL Leiter is just really, really good doing commentary.

    Mixes in humor, great analysis and not afraid to question players on the field (positioning, decisions, pitch selection).

  239. JGYank says:

    Off to bed… school starts tomorrow. Great comeback. It’s been fun guys.

  240. VT Yankee Fan says:

    One of the Yankee TV broadcasters said early in the game that they had better get to Peavy because they wouldn’t get to Boston’s bullpen.

  241. Well.

    Still six outs to get. Not gonna be easy. But it’s a much better position to be in than the one the Yankees were in 20 minutes ago.

  242. number 21 says:

    Ok bullpen, time to hold this lead.

  243. Eddard says:

    The offense has stormed back. DRob and Mo will now have to make it stick. They need this one.

  244. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Robbie time. I hope he shook off all the rust last night…

  245. mike_h says:

    we need runs

  246. nsalem says:

    Key AB of the game righthere

  247. Exhausted my current tweet limit. Dammit.

  248. Mick taylor says:

    Where are all the experts who said overbay should be cut in may when Tex came back

  249. dkidd says:

    come on d-rob

    no houdini tonight

  250. mike_h says:

    nice work DRob!!!!

  251. Six outs down to three.

    Insurance, please.

  252. The Real Greg says:

    You know only one player scares me in the top of the ninth.

  253. VT Yankee Fan says:

    Logan to get fatass or bring on Mo to start the inning?

  254. rich says:

    Nice comeback Robertson. three more outs until the latest Yankee Classic!

  255. Eddard says:

    Nice bounce back performance from Drob. If Mo wasn’t available Drob wouldn’t have pitched the 8th. Unless Joe is going to go with Boone Logan but I don’t think even he is that dumb.

  256. Revan says:

    Hopefully they score enough to not use Mo after his 4 out save.

  257. Gonzo says:

    NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE YANKEES

    Sorry about the caps but really stoked about that last inning.

  258. dkidd says:

    total domination.

  259. nsalem says:

    We need some Geico here real bad.

  260. The Real Greg says:

    Now Romine 3 for his last 21. The two Yankee catchers combined 3-44

  261. The Real Greg says:

    Okay, Do you want Mo or Logan facing Papi here considering the circumstances of the past few days?

  262. It’ll be Ortiz, Nava, and Napoli due in the 9th.

    Hope Mo is up to it for a third straight night.

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

    Mo time.

  264. ClusterDuck says:

    I would bring in Logan to face Ortiz.

  265. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Three more outs. Will they pitch to Ortiz? Or pitch around him?

  266. Wheels says:

    This is classic.

  267. Tom says:

    And where was the first pitch?

  268. The Real Greg says:

    2 outs to go

  269. Eddard says:

    I want Mo pitching over Logan any day of the week. I don’t care if he’s thrown 10 days in a row, I want Mo every time. This is the right decision. Give Mo tomorrow off.

  270. The Real Greg says:

    1 out to go

  271. nsalem says:

    Still 2 tough outs

  272. mike_h says:

    come on Mo

  273. Boo at that hit.

    Still gotta get that last out.

  274. Oh come the hell on now.

    Just ridiculous.

  275. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Wtf

  276. Revan says:

    Fuck you Stewart, you good for nothing pos.

  277. SDB says:

    Fuck Stephen Drew.

  278. Tom says:

    Crap… freaking expanded rosters.

  279. The Real Greg says:

    Romine just cost us the lead and maybe the game

  280. dkidd says:

    god damn it

  281. That hit was so predictable after the stolen base and error.

    Unreal.

  282. Eddard says:

    That’s one area where Stewart is way better is throwing runners out.

  283. OldYanksFan says:

    MOTHERFUCKER!

  284. mike_h says:

    I just got soft…

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

    Every time.

    Every time vs. the Red Sox.

  286. dkidd says:

    fine, so we walk off

  287. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Hahaha Gomes

  288. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Well…fuck.

  289. The Real Greg says:

    That’s not going to get you more playing time Romine.

  290. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Mo vs the Sox.

  291. Eddard says:

    Unbelievable. He had them down to their final strike.

  292. The Real Greg says:

    Austin Romine should be scolded.

  293. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Alright lets walk this shit off

  294. ClusterDuck says:

    Mo runs out of gas after two batters?

  295. Wheels says:

    Back to work.

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

    He’s going to give them the lead, isn’t he?

  297. Gonzo says:

    If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

  298. two outs, two strikes.

    If they lose, wow is that gonna be tough to get past.

  299. nsalem says:

    We got Cano Sori and Grandy coming up.

  300. The Real Greg says:

    I don’t want to hear anymore complaining about Chris Stewart playing

  301. Eddard says:

    Win it here. Don’t let this game go to Logan, the struggling Kelley and then God forbid Joba/Hughes.

  302. OldYanksFan says:

    Fuck. Their 6-7-8-9 batters.
    This game is either the best Win of the season…
    or the most depressing loss.
    Which will it be?

    It’s gotta be NOW!

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

    BTW – We need to stop saying that Mo is pitching “just as good as he always has.” No, he isn’t. Mo is pitching great. He’s an excellent reliever. He’s not even the best relief pitcher on the Yankees right now. 6 blown saves is not “typical Mo”. This is Mo on the very edge of his decline, and frankly I think he’s retiring at exactly the right time – still good enough that he can be damn proud of his final year, but not as great as we know he can be.

    6 blown saves happened to Mo once. It’s not a “typical Mo year”.

  304. The Real Greg says:

    Oh lord Joe is going down with the ship. Way to go Austin

  305. Dan in Athens says:

    Joba??? Better win it here!

  306. Charles says:

    JOBA IS WARMING UP PLEASE GOD WIN IT THIS INNING….

  307. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Cmon curtis…show us that lefty hitting

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

    Joba is pitching the tenth.

    JOBA IS PITCHING THE TENTH

    1) If this is true then that may be the worst managerial move Girardi ever makes

    2) WIN NOW

  309. nsalem says:

    Wouldn’t be so fast to run here.

  310. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Really, really, really, really need to score now.

  311. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Nice walk! Come on Grandy!

  312. Eddard says:

    AS I SAID, WIN IT HERE! JOBA IS UP! He’s not even going to Logan or Kelley first.

  313. jtb120318 says:

    absolutely inexcusable for Rivera to blow that save. It wasn’t Romine. It was Rivera period. 2 hits and garbage pitches.

  314. Wheels says:

    Finish them!

  315. NY2FanMaynard says:

    I can’t believe Joba is up.

  316. Bleuboy23 says:

    Please no Joba!

  317. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Wtf! Not. Swing

  318. Dan in Athens says:

    WTF???

  319. The Real Greg says:

    WHY DID SORIANO GO?

  320. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    wtf is Soriano doing?????

    Fucking awful.

  321. Wheels says:

    Oh so lucky.

  322. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Hahahahahahahaha fail

  323. OldYanksFan says:

    Oh Jesus…..

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

    Joba is pitching.

    Sori is out.

    This game will end very, very badly.

  325. The Real Greg says:

    They are going to lose this game.

  326. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Jesus.

  327. ALREADY ON SECOND BASE!

    unreal.

  328. UncleArgyle says:

    Yikes. What was that.

  329. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    That just hurts. And with joba coming in?

  330. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Oh jesus

  331. Pat D says:

    Motherfucking fucker.

  332. Wheels says:

    What the fuck Sori!

  333. OldYanksFan says:

    This game has given us all religion.

  334. The Real Greg says:

    So 2 errors by Soriano and Romine may have cost them the season

  335. Wj says:

    What a game, i like the pride our guys are showing though with nothing on the line for us

  336. Charles says:

    WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING SORIANO!

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

    Remember when we were all discussing how we would have felt if he had been thrown out on his steal of third vs. the Rays in extras?

    Now you know.

  338. If the Yankees lose this game, needless to say, the circumstances of it will haunt my dreams for quite some time to come.

  339. Eddard says:

    Incredibly stupid. Just incredibly stupid.

  340. Bleuboy23 says:

    I love “Yankees Alfonso,” but “Cubs Alfonso” is scary. You can take the guy off of the Cubs, but you can’t take (all) of the Cubs out of the guy!

  341. OldYanksFan says:

    Top of their order up.
    Bottom of our order coming.
    We MUST hold them this inning.

  342. Wheels says:

    I need a fucking drink.

  343. CashmanNinja says:

    Soriano is an idiot on the base paths. He’s proven that like 3 times already with huge plays where he’s been picked off for NO reason. Hell, he should have been out on that steal of 2nd, but the dude didn’t catch the ball. Then he tries to go to 3rd with the pitcher *constantly* throwing back to the base as is. WHY RISK IT? He was in scoring position as is. Jesus Christ.

  344. DavidAdamsIsGod says:

    Is it just me or does Kay sound like a complete sourpuss?

    Jeez, would you grow a pair?

  345. The Real Greg says:

    So Phil Hughes or Joba?

    Pick your poison

  346. holy hellfire says:

    Absolutely putrid. Breslow has the worst move I’ve ever seen, yet somehow Sori manages to get picked off twice in an AB by him. Gut wrenching.

    Why Joba. WHY. Put Hughes in. Dude is money in short relief, JOba is trash in everything. This is fucking intolerable.

  347. dkidd says:

    pretending it’s 2007…pretending it’s 2007…pretending it’s 2007…

  348. Winter says:

    And so it begins.

  349. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Is anybody even warming up?

  350. number 21 says:

    3-0 Angels.

  351. Bleuboy23 says:

    Two hard hit balls off Joba the gut.

  352. Eddard says:

    They never should have taken Stewie out of this ballgame. He can throw out runners.

  353. Rolling Doughnut says:

    You know what’s going to happen next.

  354. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    So thats not a swing??????

  355. Winter says:

    He went.

  356. Revan says:

    Don’t you fucking want to go home West? WHy the fuck did you choose to get a conscience now?

  357. SDB says:

    Well, fuck.

  358. Mick taylor says:

    Mo gave up a lot of hard hit balls. Why do all of the red sox hitters look like they are on some type of stimulant

  359. mike_h says:

    my head hurts

  360. Revan says:

    Girardi is a good person. And a horrendous manager.

  361. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Crap’ity crap crap

  362. Flynn says:

    Romine is trash

  363. HOW THE FUCK did the Yankees manage to turn an unreal win into an unreal loss?

  364. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    That was more of a swing than Granderson’s

  365. The Real Greg says:

    And now Joe West has a crap call.

    AND ROMINE AGAIN

  366. Eddard says:

    Fat Joe West will be the death knell to this ballclub. I thought he wanted these games to go faster.

  367. Cy Pettitte says:

    thanks for punting this game, Joe.

  368. UncleArgyle says:

    I just don’t get how this bum is still on the is team. Man he sucks

  369. Wheels says:

    And there it is. Why did you put Joba in, Joe? My god

  370. And, seriously, who the hell did NOT see that Jobber move backfiring?

  371. The Real Greg says:

    And here come the Girardi haters AGAIN.

  372. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh, now Logan pitch? hahahaha

  373. Charles says:

    As soon as Joba warmed up I knew we were done. Such a shitty loss, so many mistakes…

  374. Improbable ISland's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    I’m not crying over losing a baseball game, in the worst, most horrible way imaginable. Of course not. I’m a grown man. That would be ridiculous. There’s something in my eye…

    (Don’t judge me.)

  375. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    2 things. That was def a swing on victorino and romine has to catch that ball

  376. Karl Krawfid says:

    Joba is so fucking bad.

    The one batter that couldn’t touch his slider he throws a fast ball to.

  377. Bleuboy23 says:

    I thought the throw beat him, no?

  378. Jorge Brosada says:

    SO FUCKING PREDICTABLE. FUCK JOBA AND THIS FUCKING GAME

  379. Noah Poser says:

    This game has made me sad ;…(

    Well it’s not over yet :/

  380. The Real Greg says:

    And Romine blunders again. He had him dead if he handles that cleanly.

    Joe had crap in the pen. Crap is what you’re gonna get.

  381. Mick taylor says:

    What did I say an hour ago that that fat fuck Joe west would screw the yanks Michael Kay said it was clear vi CTorino had gone around Joe west cost the yanks the game

  382. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    Sigh.

    That’s what you get for pitching Joba.

    Thanks Joe G, I love you but this loss is all on you.

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

      We hate to say it, but this is ALL Mo. I know we give him the auto-pass, but two strikes, two outs, no men on…you have absolutely no excuse.

  383. Mickey Scheister says:

    Game over. Bullshit non call on the swing. Romine makes Stewart look like a God at C.

  384. Eddard says:

    I think this will be the day the 2013 Yankees officially died. You just don’t come back from something like this. To be 1 strike away from an historic comeback only to lose it is just something clubs don’t come back from. They never should have taken out Stewie, they never should have put Joba into the game and Soriano should be benched for his stupidity.

  385. Winter says:

    Why do you not have Joba walk Ortiz? WHY?

  386. Wedge says:

    Mariano killed our season.

  387. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    This is absolutely, incredibly stupid managing.

  388. The Real Greg says:

    Girardi haters obviously do not understand what Michael Kay said at the beginning of the inning going through the bullpen options.

    THERE WAS NO WINNING. IT WAS PICK YOUR F***ING POISON.

    Yet you guys want to run him out of town.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

      What’s your excuse for bringing in a LOOGY to IBB a lefty?

    • Winter says:

      There definitely was winning. West makes the correct call on that check swing, Yankees might be in the dugout by now. Bad options != auto-loss.

    • rich says:

      You avoid Joba in all situations when the game is close. He was doing it early in the season, what changed. Sure as hell wasn’t the bomb by Adam Jones earlier in the game. His move didn’t lose us this game, but it sure as hell didn’t help us to win this game.

    • Pat D says:

      You called Farrell a better manager earlier. To me, that makes you a Girardi hater.

      • The Real Greg says:

        No. I honestly think John Farrell was the best manager the Red Sox could get for them.

        Girardi is in a shit situation.

        Farrell is in heaven.

  389. Bleuboy23 says:

    Bush League

  390. Eduardo VeggieTales Nunez says:

    MLB Gameday says Joba got ejected, what did he do???

  391. NY2FanMaynard says:

    Joba was tossed? Good riddance!

  392. Charles says:

    What the fuck is Joe thinking… If you were going to walk him intentionally just let Joba do it, but then that means you want Logan to face a righty. So why not just let him start the inning? This seems common sense, now I’m calling at least 1 more Boston run off Logan.

  393. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Now Logan pitches to the righty anyway. Fuck you Joe.

  394. Eddard says:

    I think you’re seeing why Joe plays Stewie more. They can run all day and all night on Romine and the Sox aren’t even a speedy club. All day and all night.

  395. Flynn says:

    I will be very happy the day Joba is no longer in pinstripes

  396. Gotta rally on Uehara now.

    Good luck with that.

    Fucking assholes.

  397. Mick taylor says:

    If George Steinbrenner were around he would not allow this fat fuck Joe west to blatantly make biasedbad calls. I wish mike could go back and count how many times west had done this in the last 10 years

  398. Bleuboy23 says:

    Joba mouthed off to Joe West. Like he needs a reason to screw the Yanks. Still, Joba needs to shut up and bear down, not bitch at the ump. Maybe he just got himself released!

  399. 26 straight scoreless innings?

    Well, he’s gotta be due, no? All we can hope.

  400. dkidd says:

    video game numbers for uehara

  401. The Real Greg says:

    Austin Romine shouldn’t start again for a week because of this game.

  402. Gonzo says:

    Everyone complaining about the bullpen, that’s not on Joe. That’s on the FO.

  403. Eddard says:

    I don’t care if Tampa is down 2-0, you just don’t come back from a devastating loss like this.

  404. Improbable ISland's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Nobody wants to say it, and we’re all trying really hard to tiptoe around it, but…

    This one is almost all Mo. I know, I know. It’s never JUST one player.

    But you have no one on, two outs, two strikes, in a must win game, you better damn well get that final out.

    And Mo blew it.

    Of all the people responsible for this mess, and there are a lot, Mo is undoubtedly culprit number one. Assign the rest of the numbers from there.

    • Winter says:

      Mo and Romine played big roles. Soriano getting caught stealing third was big too. And Joe West, although who knows if the Yankees emerge from that inning unscathed anyway.

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

        Holy shit, he was SO fucking out on that Joe West call…

        They all played roles. But whatever else, Mo should never, ever have lost this game.

  405. Wheels says:

    Joba should never have been used again in a big situation after that debacle on Sunday vs. the Orioles. He shouldn’t have even been used that game.

    • The Real Greg says:

      But whoever he used was going down given the quality out there.

      • Wheels says:

        Fuck that, not necessarily. Joba was the worst option, why go with him? It was an asinine decision.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

        maybe
        But’s that’s not an excuse to not use better options.

        • The Real Greg says:

          Maybe, but also Joba got fucked by Romine and Joe West. No runs should have scored when they did there.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

            Joba got fucked by giving up hits.
            Romine didn’t give up the hit wRISP. And I’m not sure most Catchers are able to scoop the short hop and make the quick tag needed on that play.

            Joe West did fuck him, but he didn’t give up the hits either.

            And none of this has anything to do with not using the best options.

  406. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Saki bomb for the tie

  407. Widget says:

    Those beard things on the white guys are heinous. Just another example of how dumb athletes are.

  408. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Ball 4

  409. Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning says:

    Great AB, Ichiro.

  410. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Ridiculous loss

  411. Winter says:

    Koji Uehara: the man traded for Chris Davis.

  412. SDB says:

    I fucking hate this Red Sox team.

  413. The Real Greg says:

    Season over. Thanks Brian

  414. No point in denying it.

    That was, bar none, the worst loss of the season. Hell, it’s probably been years since there was that deflating of a loss. They don’t get any worse than that.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      Alcs game 1?

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Years? Try Game 1 of the ALCS last fall.

      • well, you guys kinda got me there. Maybe I should’ve clarified regular season, if I want to give myself a cheap copout.

        But maybe that loss doesn’t sting me quite the same way this one does. I dunno. 2004 and the circumstances of that aside, I can never really get mad at a Yankees team that made it to the ALCS, and that includes, I guess, some of the ways they might lose games. The Tigers were a nightmare matchup, and I think many of us saw them winning (the BS circumstances of them having a day off to set their rotation and the Yankees not also playing a role in that). This one legitimately does sting more, I’m not gonna lie.

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

          I don’t know, man…this one is probably number two. Game one of that ALCS hurt like Hell.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          That Game 1 ALCS loss felt like the end of the series. It was devastating to experience such a low after the high of another game-tying, miraculous HR by Ibanez. Tonight’s game, for me, is nowhere near that bad.

          • Don’t get me wrong, I fully understand the POV. I was pissed like hell too. But maybe I was just as pissed at Jeter being done for the season (and maybe done as a productive player, as it turns out) than just that one loss. I really hated that Tigers matchup. After 2006 and especially 2011 (if you want to discard ’06 as irrelevant, which you can), I did not have confidence in the Yankees winning a playoff series against them. The Ibanez home run was UNREAL, but at the same rate, it tied the game; the Yankees never did take the lead in that game. That might be where this is different; the Yankees had a chance to win that game, to be certain (Gardner on 2B, one out in the 11th), but the Yankees actually WERE a strike away from winning tonight.

            And the series felt over after that loss? Kind of, yes. The whole playoff push here feels like it’s hit some major rocks after this one tonight. This is certainly the kind of loss that can linger on one side, and galvanize another (a side that is already scorching hot and needs no added momentum).

            If this were against the Rays, it’d be worse because I live down here. But against the Red Sox? Yeah, that’s bad enough. It never feels good let the Sox off the hook, ever.

  415. Eddard says:

    Even if Tampa loses you just don’t come back from a loss like this. They had to take 3/4 in the series and now would have to win the last 3, including the Huff game. I just don’t see them coming back from this. Mo blew it, Girardi blew it, I don’t even blame Joba as he shouldn’t be used at this point.

  416. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Wow.

  417. The Real Greg says:

    And Austin Romine was in the center of it.

  418. stuart a says:

    ichiro swung at ball 4 twice. he sucks.

    joba in the 10th what m9ore can yo usay.

    joe fuckin west, blind and fat…

    Soriano got picked off 2nd with 1 out in the 9th inexcusable.. bad bad baseball..

  419. Winter says:

    To all the pessimists out there: this is NOT the end of the season. If the Yankees come back to take three out of four, this series is a win. If they only manage 2/4, it’s bad but still not season ending. One bad game doesn’t lose a season any more than a good one wins it.

    • The Real Greg says:

      I know momentum is supposed to be as good as your next pitcher,

      but I would not be surprised to see the Yankees get swept in this series.

      This game goes along with Mets sweep and the 18 inning game in Oakland.

    • Eddard says:

      But they’re running out of games. And the way they lost this one was just too devastating to overcome. Mariano won’t be able to throw tomorrow. Drob has pitched a couple games in a row. And he’s got Andy on the mound who can only go 90 pitches. They needed to take 3/4 to not only keep pace with Tampa but to stay ahead of the Os and Indians. I just don’t think they’ll come back from a loss like this.

      • Winter says:

        It’ll be tough, sure. But no loss is “too devastating to overcome.” Heck, they scored six runs in an inning today. Do that in the early innings, you’re looking at a very different game.

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

      Sorry man, but in our season that may not be the case. Losses like this add up. The truth is, we’re going to lose games conventionally. Just normal losses, where you get outplayed. But when you lose games like this in their position, this is why you’re not going to make it in.

      Games like these are why they’re not good.

      And I’m sorry, but with six blown saves, a big part of this is Mo. Just imagine even three more wins. We’d be in fine position right now. Mo is one of our problems.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      True. But there is a reason why the Sox are 28 games over .500 and the Yankees have a 15% chance of sneaking into the postseason. I wonder what the plan is for 2014.

  420. Jorge Brosada says:

    Fuck this shitty season. This is when I stop caring.

    This team is fucking idiotic and it was on full display tonight. Absolutely brutal

  421. Improbable ISland's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Why we’re not good:

    . Two chances to sweep the Orioles, blow both games

    . Play the two worst teams in the league, get swept by both, including huge blown saves

    . This game

    5 games, off the top of my head, right there.

    Games like these are why we’re not a good team.

    • The Real Greg says:

      I can add more

      Swept by the Mets and White Sox

      The 18 inning affair in Oakland

      That’s 9 more games.

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

        Swept by Mets and Sox is what I was referring to with “swept by two worst teams”.

        The 18 inning affair is a good one.

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      What about all the wins we’ve stolen this year? It works both ways.

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

        I’d agree, except we’re clearly not in the playoff picture right now. Obviously something is being skewed here.

        The fact that we’ve had to steal so many isn’t a good sign either, for that matter.

        • Get Phelps Up says:

          3 back isn’t in the playoff picture?

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

            Depends. maybe, MAYBE on the periphery depending on how kindly you interpret 18%. But no, we’re certainly not going back and forth with the other teams for the top two spots.

          • Mikhel says:

            Make that 3.5, Tampa like all good teams, doesn’t let go games vs bad teams.

            Yanks in the other hand, have a negative record vs the AL if you don’t count the BJays, that’s how bad they have been since 2011, lots of months at 0.500 or at most 2 games above 0.500 or losing record, just a a few authentically good months.

  422. stuart a says:

    romines error was huge of course. mo did not do his job obviously.

    nova did not do his job either. Claiborne was horrible today.

    soriano getting picked off is just stupid…

    why no Kelly over Joba? he tired? worse loss of the season. could not close the deal. not a good enough team.. give away Ab’s… stewart is a total waste offensively. ichiro a joke…take the walk dope…

  423. dkidd says:

    gut punch
    come on angels
    tomorrow night is the andy and phil show

  424. goterpsgo says:

    Gutwrenching… He may be the best of all time, but you gotta hang this one on Rivera. If he closes the door, they win. Dat’s it. Of course they can still win the series, but holy crap this one hurts.

  425. Mick taylor says:

    Mo did not cost us the game he left it was a tied game . If Joe west calls that strike3 yanks without a doubt get out of the inning yanks should really think about a grievance against west he has screwed the yanks in so many big games he should not be allowed to umpire Yankee games

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      He’s the same clown who publicly bitched about the length of Red Sox/Yankees games a few years back. Why is even umping this series? MLB is so incompetent.

    • Mikhel says:

      MLB Network had the view from the top, that pitch was at least 6 inches out of the strike zone.

  426. Tex says:

    Austin Romine and A rod both taking the doses of PED.

  427. Tex says:

    *wrong dosage

  428. Wedge says:

    This one is alllll on mariano. Just mariano no one else. End of story. Check his whip. Its wort of career by far. Hes just not the same pitcher this year. And his blown saves have been huuuge

  429. Improbable ISland's Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR) says:

    Reposting from the mess earlier:

    We need to stop saying that Mo is pitching “just as good as he always has.” No, he isn’t. Mo is pitching great. He’s an excellent reliever. He’s not even the best relief pitcher on the Yankees right now. 6 blown saves is not “typical Mo”. This is Mo on the very edge of his decline, and frankly I think he’s retiring at exactly the right time – still good enough that he can be damn proud of his final year, but not as great as we know he can be.

    6 blown saves happened to Mo once. It’s not a “typical Mo year”.

  430. Joseph says:

    Nobody is questioning what Mo has meant to this team…but with two outs in the ninth, man did he blow it HUGE.

    • Rolling Doughnut says:

      Everyone says that, like he’s some kind of a baseball god. He’s human and he’s 41 years old ffsake. He’s blown some big games in the postseason and he blew the save tonight. This year he does not have the control he used to and his cutter sometimes doesn’t cut. End of story. Girardi’s blunder is worse because he had a choice and he chose Joba. Why not let Logan, who wound up facing a righty anyway, pitch the 10th? Dumb. Binder-blindness.

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

        I don’t really care, in this instance, WHY Mo blew it, but Mo blew it. He’s retiring at the right time.

  431. Mick taylor says:

    I don’t mind when yanks lose because a playerlike joba fails. But what I hate is when an umpire ,like Joe west, who for 10 years makes calls he knows are wrong so he can screw yanks. It turns me off baseball and makes me wanna follow footballBecause now the game is not fair

  432. Jorge Brosada says:

    Asides from everything that happened this game, the thing that really infuriates me is how these terrible MLB umpires are never held accountable for ANYTHING. It’s become laughable how many times this season alone I’ve watched these clowns screw up a call, change the outcome of a game, or wrongly eject someone. There’s no process to rectify or challenge an erroneous call, and these asshats never have to answer about screwing up on the job.

    In the rest of the world, if someone screws up at their job multiple times, especially for large screw ups, then THEY ARE FUCKING FIRED.

    DO SOMETHING MLB

  433. Widget says:

    It’s not a devastating loss. They are still in the wild card hunt. They are probably going to lose no ground. That’s a total plus.

  434. Be fair says:

    Victorino swung. Also Wells was out at 3rd base and the big rally doesn’t happen. Stop blaming the umpires. There’s plenty of other blame to go around.

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