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.

Categories : Game Threads
  • trr

    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

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

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

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

        • vicki

          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.

  • RkyMtnYank

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

  • Jorge Brosada

    Tonight, WE DINE IN HELL

    /pumped

  • Wheels

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

    • Wheels

      *here

  • Bo Knows

    Those looked like strikes

    • vicki

      yep. as long as it goes both ways.

      • SeventhAce

        I have a feeling the HP Ump is gonna be a dick about it…

  • Eddard

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

  • Not chris stewart again

    Kick ass tonight

  • Bo Knows

    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?

  • Not chris stewart again

    Just bunt one down the third base line

    • Chip

      To lead off the inning, I’d totally do it but not with 2 outs

  • Wheels

    Cano is tough.

  • Not chris stewart again

    Just missed

  • CountryClub

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

    This needs to stop.

  • Not chris stewart again

    Homeless guy at the plate

    • Not chris stewart again

      Homeless guy out

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Ball carried big time. This could get ugly-

    • Bo Knows

      It was a golf shot, that had Gardner fooled if that went out, I’m tipping the cap to the dirty filthy batter

    • Wheels

      Wind is definitely blowing out to right. Could see some real cheapies tonight.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Not chris stewart again

    Steven drew has a razor.

  • Bo Knows

    bull shit, he went

  • Not chris stewart again

    Damm Sterling

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • Eddard

    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.

    • vicki

      monster hit the snooze button against the rays and bj’s.

      much of the climb back in it has been other teams tanking.

  • dkidd

    nova’s fastball command not great tonight

    • Bo Knows

      his fastball has been fine, it’s the curveball

  • dkidd

    billy martin = troubled individual

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    These Red Sox hitters can turn anybody into Phil Hughes.

    So many foul balls.

  • Eddard

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

    • Bo Knows

      he’s not getting his curveball over, not being able to throw a strike with it is killing him.

  • Widget

    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.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Hughesian.

    • Revan

      Let’s not be mean here.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        The foul balls are what gets me. Just an effing ton of them.

  • Wheels

    Low fastball.

  • dkidd

    let’s go ivan

    step up

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is going to get ugly

  • Widget

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

    • dkidd

      we’re winning this game
      and this series

      • Widget

        I love the optimism and yeah it’s still early in this game but with how solid Peavy has been for them and with offense I dont see the Yankees winning this game. They have Overbay AND Stewart.

    • Revan

      You are so completely hilarious wrong dude. Why stop at one?

  • Matt

    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.

  • Revan

    Would have had him at home.

  • Frank

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

  • JGYank

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

    • Widget

      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.

  • itsallhowuseeit

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Bo Knows

      non of his curves have been particularly close to the zone

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      He’s not throwing it in the strike zone.
      They have no reason to swing at it.

  • Frank

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

  • Pat D

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

    waitingforit

    • nsalem

      Don’t give up yet Pat. We got seven more innings. It’s only 2 runs.

      • Pat D

        Dammit, I was hoping for more.

  • Tom

    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.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Exactly. So if the curve is not perfect, they just wait on the FB.

    • Bo Knows

      he has 3 pitches, 4 seam, sinker and curve his sinker has a lot of movement but he’s not throwing his curve for a strike

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Pat D

      Alright, everyone. Show of hands: who wants to throw Greg to the hounds?

    • Chip

      Hughes

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

    I can totally see Nava hitting a home run now.

    • The Real Greg

      Maybe, but the only player I would do that for is Ortiz.

  • Eddard

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

  • Bubba

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

    • Pat D

      That’s actually a fantastic point.

    • Chip

      If you miss, then you have a speedy guy standing on third base

      • Bubba

        Who? Ortiz? Dude’s a virtual planetoid.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Four pitch walk after an IBB.

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

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Good lord Nova….this is shades of last year

  • Widget

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

  • Chip

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

  • Wheels

    76 pitches.

  • Widget

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

    • The Real Greg

      Have you seen Nava’s numbers? No stiff at all.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Nava is good this, fuck knows why.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        *this year

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Revan

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

  • dkidd

    amish rapist fail

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Winter

    Nice 47 pitch inning right there.

  • Bubba

    Well that could have been alot worse

    • Wheels

      This game is nowhere near over.

  • Matt

    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.

    • Chip

      Which is obviously much more difficult than it looks

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      I remember Mike Pelfrey a few years ago with the Mets threw 50 pitches in the first inning against the D’Backs.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        Should’ve specified Yankee pitchers, though I guess I wouldn’t necessarily remember other pitchers doing it anyway. Not even Rays pitchers, and I watch at least 120-130 of their games.

  • The Real Greg

    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.

    • Chip

      This is why Hughes is in the bullpen. He could easily give them 5 innings or so (depending on which version shows up)

      • The Real Greg

        Possibly, but quite frankly you praying with each long reliever.

        • Chip

          Totally agree but there isn’t a worry that Betances/Cabral are going to be forced into a close game with both Hughes and Warren out there

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    I’m fine with the way that ended.

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

  • Winter

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

    ?_?

  • Revan

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

  • The Real Greg

    But again with Stewart, Girardi!

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    About fucking time with the first pitch steal.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Stewart’s ABs are so sad

  • Wheels

    Nice bunt.

  • itsallhowuseeit

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

  • Winter

    0-21

  • Eddard

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • The Real Greg

    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.

    • Chip

      3 > 0

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Nice ab cap

  • Wheels

    Come on Robbie.

    • Wheels

      Yes!

  • Tom

    Nice AB by Jeter there

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Great ab by the Cap´t.

  • Eddard

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Robbie!!!!

  • Tom

    And a slightly better AB by Cano!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    JUUUUUUUUUUST missed. Damn.

    Still, 2-2. Well done Robbie.

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Inchessssss

  • dontchaknow

    dontchaknow

  • Eddard

    ROBBIE! SO CLOSE TO A GRAND SLAM! DAMNIT.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Great AB by Jete and a clutch double by Robbie

  • Eduardo VeggieTales Nunez

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

  • Bubba

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

  • dkidd

    PAY HIM

  • Wheels

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

    • Revan

      No one said that, if anyone should be giving people breaks…

      • Chip

        Yes, that comment actually has already been made

        • Revan

          No one said “Game’s over” and meant it and it was like once? That doesn’t qualify as “people tripping out.”

          People think they’re cool for itching to get into an internet fights.

          • Pat D

            I said it in an obviously trolling sense.

    • Winter

      Actually there was surprisingly little gloom and doom by RAB standards.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Teddy KGB

    Nyet, Nyet!

    Pay da man his money!

    • Crime Dog

      YES

    • Lukaszek

      Da, da! Mne nravitsya idea

  • JGYank

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • JGYank

      Sox just worked his pitch count up. 1 bad inning. Nice catch. Momentum shift?

  • itsallhowuseeit

    Soooooooriii!!!!!!!

  • your mom

    Jesus, 85 pitches already???

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Wow way to go Sori

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Nice catch.

  • dkidd

    shutdown inning would be nice

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • The Real Greg

      WRONG.

      Putting in long relievers is basically waving the white flag.

      • Winter

        They’re gonna have to. Nova’s at 100 pitches. The pen’s been good, hopefully they keep it close.

        • The Real Greg

          I think this is the time to pull him. Not last inning.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

        Nope. Not when the starter looks this bad.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    What a fucking ridiculous decision to send Nova back out.

    • The Real Greg

      Nope. He got the first two outs quickly so that negates that.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        And here we go with “bad process” crap again.

        No. Nova has looked like shit tonight, and just because they got it back even does not mean he should’ve been sent back out. Once again, I only speak out because that was my belief at the start of the inning.

        • The Real Greg

          I wouldn’t pull him them.

          I would like him to be pulled now.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Agree. Once Nova was sent back out ok. BUT, he shouldn’t have been out there in the first place, certainly not against a team like the Sox,

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Girardi has done this all season with the starters, then he overmanages the pen.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Has Soriano taken magic outfielder pills or something?

  • Matt

    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

      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

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

      • Matt

        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

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

      • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Tom

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

    • Pat D

      It’ll be on the SportsCenter Top 10 tomorrow morning.

  • JGYank

    I’m sensing a 5 hour slugfest.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Pat D

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

    • Wheels

      I’m still going with Civil War reenactors.

      • Pat D

        No, Civil War reenactors keep their beards fairly neat.

        Except for the Texans.

        • Wheels

          ZZ Top concurs.

  • JGYank

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

  • Tom

    Do you intentionally walk Ichiro here?

    • The Real Greg

      Maybe with two outs you do. Not one

      • Rolling Doughnut

        But Stewart is on deck.

  • Eddard

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    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.)

    • Pat D

      But to say that you like Joe West is pretty fucking weird.

  • Revan

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

  • Revan

    Threat is over.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Took two pitches for that rally to go to hell.

  • Crime Dog

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

  • JGYank

    Ichiro really needs to learn how to walk.

    • The Real Greg

      He’s never done that.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Seriously Ichiro???

  • Tom

    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)

  • The Real Greg

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

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      This is ridiculous logic.

      • The Real Greg

        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

          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

            WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

            • Matt

              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

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

  • Winter

    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

    • The Real Greg

      0-22 and 3-20. Can’t get any worse than that for Yankee catchers.

  • Why chris stewart

    How many rallys has stewie killed this year?

  • Wedge

    Stewart gets paid?

  • JGYank

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

    • Winter

      They actually have another catcher, believe it or not.

      • JGYank

        Yes but Stewart shouldn’t even be on the team.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • Wheels

      It’s inexplicable.

  • FLYER7

    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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    WTF with all these Red Sox home runs?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      And it’s guys like Nava and Victorino ffsake makng noise. Jesus.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        Shane Victorino was a .727 OPS on 8/15.

        He’s now at .801. The Red Sox have gotten so lucky that contract has worked out so far. He solidly sucked in 2012, and was no-where near deserving the contract he got.

  • Wedge

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Joseph

    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)

  • Matt

    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

      WHO?

      Vernon Wells. Sucks
      Mark Reynolds. Sucks

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Agree.

      • Matt

        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

          You’re first statement completely shows bias to me.

          Vernon Wells was a CORPSE.

          Mark Reynolds is a CORPSE against righties.

          • Matt

            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.

  • The Real Greg

    There you go. White flag

    • Winter

      Would you have left Nova in with 100+ pitches? Girardi didn’t have a choice.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • JGYank

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

    • Rolling Doughnut

      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.

  • JGYank

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

  • your mom

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      It’s a pretty big sample size to chalk it up to luck.

      • JGYank

        2012 Os laugh at your comment.

    • nsalem

      Offensively they are a very well balanced, intelligent and patient group. I don’t think it’s luck and that doesn’t mean we still can’t beat them. They do deserve some the credit though.

  • The Real Greg

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

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

    • Winter

      Nova was at 100 pitches in the fourth. Their hands were tied.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      What did you want them to do?

      • The Real Greg

        Bring in the long relievers.

        You’re gonna need Claiborne in short relief at some point in this series.

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

    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

      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)

        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.

  • Wedge

    Nice outing from claiborne here

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • Wedge

    They havent swung at a ball yet

  • Wheels

    Gotta pull him now.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Adam Warren would be the real white flag.

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

      Why? There really is no not white flag. Leaving Claiborne in is probably at LEAST as bad a decision.

    • The Real Greg

      They’re all white flags.

  • JGYank

    The call ups might get in after all.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • your mom

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

  • The Real Greg

    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.

    • nyyankfan_7

      Yeah but their fans are real douchebags.

    • Pat D

      Better manager? You’re giving Farrell far too much credit. Let him actually fucking win something first.

    • JGYank

      Just last year they sucked. Everything is working for them somehow.

      • The Real Greg

        They did get the get out of jail free card.

        But that’s not the whole story. They spent wisely and picked key pieces. Their management was creative. Our management sucked

        • JGYank

          Shane Victorino was not a good deal. Their pitching is injured and they are still winning. Ortiz is still raking. Doesn’t make sense.

          • The Real Greg

            Ortiz is a great hitter.

            One pitcher is injured.

            Shane Victorino is looking like the steal of the offseason.

            • JGYank

              Their closers Hanrahan and Bailey are injured. Middlebrooks has come back and raked. Ortiz should be declining. Drew is above average all of a sudden. Bucholz was dealing. Lackey is doing very well. Come on.

              • Brendan

                I think we all know why Ortiz isnt declining.

  • JGYank

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Eddard

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

    • Winter

      He got a ground ball. A pitcher can’t just strike a batter out on command.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • Joseph

    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.

  • Mick taylor

    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

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      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

        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

          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

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

            That’s just dumb.

            • The Real Greg

              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

                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

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

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

                    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

      Are you still lost in the drug haziness of Nellcote?

    • Winter

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

  • tex

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

  • your mom

    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.

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

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

    • Wheels

      Based on what? It’s one game.

  • D23

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • The Real Greg

    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

      lol

      I thought they had 5 aces.

      • The Real Greg

        No that was last year.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        2010 called, they want their meme back.

        Or was that 2011?

        (or was it 2009? nah, they’ve always been the five aces squad.)

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

      You are such a troll, Greg.

      • The Real Greg

        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

          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)

            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.

            • The Real Greg

              And I have recanted that. You can hand them the AL Title. Dodgers and Braves could take them out.

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

          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

            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

      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.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    White flag Warren into the game.

    • your mom

      I was just about to say that.

    • nsalem

      Who would you have put in?

    • Winter

      No. Who would you put in?

      Girardi’s still trying to win this game. Why else would he have mixed and matched in the fifth. Still plenty of time for a comeback.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

    • nsalem

      This game isn’t over yet. Though the Red Sox will probably win the division that is not a given either.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        It’s really regardless of tonight. The Yankees are not flagging them down in the AL East, barring them going 7-0 in the remaining head-to-heads (including tonight).

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

      But if Buccholz comes back, you can hand the Red Sox the WS!

      Sincerely,

      Greg

      • The Real Greg

        I should augment that. You can hand them the AL title.

  • Mick taylor

    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.

  • JGYank

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    “likely his worst outing of the year”

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

  • Winter

    #whiteflagwarren. Jeez.

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      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

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

  • D23

    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.

    • Winter

      Four runs in four innings is far from impossible. As long as the ‘pen can hold ‘em, we’vegot a shot.

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      I can watch both, since I have the Yankees on MLB.tv.

      What’s your point, buddy? Criticism does not make one a bad fan.

      • Winter

        No, but oppressive pessimism does make one a bad commenter.

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          That comes and goes. It’s hard to say it isn’t justified on a night like tonight.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Greg would have been one dissapointed 2001 Seattle Mariners fan.

    • Winter

      Was there any other type?

      • nsalem

        Game 5 of the ALCS in 2001 with the crowd chanting Oakland’s better at Lou Pinella everytime he came out to the mound was lots of fun.

        • Get Phelps Up

          This is when I really wish I was old enough to appreciate the run from 95-01. Soundly beating a team like that with one of the best reg. season records in history must have been great.

          • nsalem

            It was great and the tickets were plentiful and very affordable.

          • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

            It was also their second straight ALCS victory against them.

            It’s the reason why the only thing Mariners fans cling to is “1995!”.

        • Pasqua

          There was also the chant of “NO GAME SIX!” that echoed in the late innings of that game — it stemmed from Piniella proclaiming that the Mariners would win Game 5 and take the series back to Seattle. That stadium was a madhouse.

          • nsalem

            We were also chanting sayanora to Ichiro

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?cont.....8;c_id=mlb

          Game 4, but still. Game 5 clips probably don’t exist on that site. Truth be told, I’m not sure where at all to find them.

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      The 1906 Cubs, the other 116 win team, also lost in the World Series, to their dreaded cross-town rivals, no less!

      • nsalem

        as did the 1954 Indians.

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          Meh, “only” 111 wins. Though it is noteworthy that the most successful regular season Casey Stengel team missed the World Series, one of the only two times the Yankees didn’t make it to the World Series under his watch. They won 103 games, and were eight games worse than the Indians!

          Unfortunate too, since they probably would’ve beaten the Giants. The Yankees almost always won those cross-town World Series’.

          • nsalem

            Go see which team had the higher win percentage the 1954 Indians or the 2001 Seattle Mariners and please get back to me on that.

            • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

              154 games, forgot all about that. Duh.

              Of course, on the Indians topic, that 1995 team that went 100-44 was also really impressive. Of course, they also fell short in the World Series.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Fuhgedda bout it

  • itsallhowuseeit

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

  • Wheels

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

  • Get Phelps Up

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

    • Wheels

      Or better yet, the California Angels.

      • nsalem

        The LA Angels played their first year at Wrigley Field. It’s a well known fact.

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          Then played three years at the stadium they only referred to as “Chavez Ravine”.

          • nsalem

            That’s what Dodger Stadium was called.

            • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

              That’s how the Angels referred to it. I think it was actually Dodger Stadium, officially, from the very beginning. And it’s very easy to see why a new franchise like the Angels wouldn’t want to play in a stadium that is named after their geographic rival.

        • Wheels

          Well that’s great, but the stadium is in Anaheim. California Angels is a cool sounding name that covers all the bases, with a lot of history attached. It’s all good though, just happy they’re gonna ditch that “of Anaheim” part.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    WEll well, Ratboy took one down Broadway.

    • Winter

      And stayed to jaw at the ump about it.

  • D23

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

  • Winter

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

    • your mom

      Yes, at least make it a respectable loss.

  • D23

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

  • Wj

    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.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Gotta laugh at Ichiro NOW getting that walk.

  • Winter

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

  • Crime Dog

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

    • Crime Dog

      Glad he proved me wrong though

    • Winter

      Would you have gone with Reynolds? Romine? Who else is there?

      • Crime Dog

        Reynolds, most likely. Wells has been pretty good against lefties but non-existent against righties recently

  • rich

    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

  • Winter

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

  • Winter

    Signs of life!

  • rich

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

  • nsalem

    Nogroundballs Derek

  • nsalem

    Oh my that was risky and stupid

  • Wheels

    Nice, keep it going.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow that would have been a disaster if he was out

  • rich

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

  • OldYanksFan

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

    • Wheels

      It was insane.

  • Wheels

    Come on Gardy, gotta take 2nd.

  • Tom

    Gardner has to be on 2nd with that.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Tying run up!

  • Wheels

    Wow, come on Robbie!

  • Winter

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

  • number 21

    Grand slam please.

    • Winter

      I just want a hit.

      • number 21

        At least a run scored.

  • Tom

    A few inches higher this time Robbie

  • Tom

    Wow – thought that was an easy DP

  • Winter

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

  • rich

    Well, at least Cano hustled on that ground ball

  • Charles

    I have a feeling Soriano will go yard here.

  • Winter

    Suck on that, shift!

  • Tom

    Nice shift!

  • rich

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

  • Yanks99

    Hope tex was watching that

  • Wheels

    Nice, keep the line moving.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Keep the line moving

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

    This is such a fucking tease.

  • Eddard

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    oh my

  • number 21

    Grandyman! Come on, more hits!

  • Winter

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

  • Wheels

    Keep it going.

  • JGYank

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

  • rich

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

  • Eddard

    GRANDERSON AND NOW THEY ARE WITHIN 1!

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

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

    • VT Yankee Fan

      Is this your first Yankee-Red Sawks game?

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

        I know, I know. And yet, when I look at the clock, it STILL manages to feel rather surreal.

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

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

  • nycsportzfan

    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.

    • nycsportzfan

      Overybay says, Tex who? Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eddard

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

    • Wheels

      ha

    • Wheels

      amazing Eddard!

  • Winter

    YAHAHAAHAHAHA

  • The Real Greg

    LYLE OVERBAY!

  • Tom

    Loverbay!!!

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Called this shit!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    LYLE!

  • NY2FanMaynard

    Overbaaaaaay!!!

  • Eddard

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

  • Get Phelps Up

    Loverbay!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Charles

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

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

    WOOOOOOOOW.

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

  • number 21

    In play run(s)!

  • Wheels

    So fucking awesome.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • nsalem

    we need some more runs

  • Get Phelps Up

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

  • Charles

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

    • vicki

      2009 team was built to win. i’m going to say this crew are more like the 2011 football giants.

      • dkidd

        yeah, this crew wouldn’t stand a chance against the 09 squad. that’s why this is so fun

  • JGYank

    Hell Yeah! What are the odds? Yankees Classic.

  • Winter

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

  • vicki

    just like we drew it up.

  • Tom

    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).

  • JGYank

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

  • VT Yankee Fan

    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.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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.

  • number 21

    Ok bullpen, time to hold this lead.

  • Eddard

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

  • Itsallhowuseeit
    • Wheels

      nice dude

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

  • mike_h

    we need runs

  • nsalem

    Key AB of the game righthere

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Exhausted my current tweet limit. Dammit.

    • nsalem

      That’s Shocking

    • dkidd

      good. keep that “a” material right here

  • Mick taylor

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

  • dkidd

    come on d-rob

    no houdini tonight

  • mike_h

    nice work DRob!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Six outs down to three.

    Insurance, please.

    • mike_h

      Gieco??

  • The Real Greg

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

  • VT Yankee Fan

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

  • Wheels

    DRobbbb

  • rich

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

  • Eddard

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      He might try to sneak him in to get Ortiz only to save Mo, but I don’t think he can try that.

  • Revan

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

  • Gonzo

    NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE YANKEES

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

    • dkidd

      jeter = rotten
      a-rod = vicious
      cano = jones
      nunez = cook
      levine = mclaren

      • vicki

        awesome.

      • Gonzo

        LMAO!

  • dkidd

    total domination.

  • nsalem

    We need some Geico here real bad.

  • The Real Greg

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

    • rich

      That’s still three more hits than Stewart. Stewart wishes he was at 0.0 WAR level. He is out of gas.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

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

    • nsalem

      Bet you would have taken this an hour ago

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        Of course.

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

    Mo time.

  • ClusterDuck

    I would bring in Logan to face Ortiz.

  • NY2FanMaynard

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

    • nsalem

      You’re joking

      • NY2FanMaynard

        Yes.

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

      To him.

  • Wheels

    This is classic.

  • Tom

    And where was the first pitch?

  • The Real Greg

    2 outs to go

  • Eddard

    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.

  • The Real Greg

    1 out to go

  • nsalem

    Still 2 tough outs

  • mike_h

    come on Mo

  • Tom

    Uno Mas!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Boo at that hit.

    Still gotta get that last out.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Oh come the hell on now.

    Just ridiculous.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Wtf

  • Revan

    Fuck you Stewart, you good for nothing pos.

    • Winter

      That was Romine.

    • Wheels

      It was Romine

    • Revan

      That’s what I get for watching football.

      Sorry ROmine I like you but fuck you.

    • OldYanksFan

      Stewart?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      That was Romine, and partially why Stewie still plays a lot.

      • nsalem

        Yes maybe the lightbulb will go on for some.

        • Revan

          lol

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Un fucking believable.

  • Wheels

    fuck

  • SDB

    Fuck Stephen Drew.

  • Tom

    Crap… freaking expanded rosters.

  • The Real Greg

    Romine just cost us the lead and maybe the game

  • dkidd

    god damn it

  • number 21

    fuck

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

    Unreal.

  • Eddard

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

  • OldYanksFan

    MOTHERFUCKER!

  • mike_h

    I just got soft…

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

    Every time.

    Every time vs. the Red Sox.

  • dkidd

    fine, so we walk off

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Hahaha Gomes

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Well…fuck.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Mo vs the Sox.

  • Eddard

    Unbelievable. He had them down to their final strike.

  • The Real Greg

    Austin Romine should be scolded.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Alright lets walk this shit off

  • ClusterDuck

    Mo runs out of gas after two batters?

  • Wheels

    Back to work.

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

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

    • Wheels

      Gotta win this now, cause Joba will most certainly fuck it up.

      • Wheels

        shit, wrong spot

        • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

          It works anywhere.

  • Gonzo

    If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    two outs, two strikes.

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

  • nsalem

    We got Cano Sori and Grandy coming up.

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Winter

      0-22

      • The Real Greg

        Did you not just see what happened?

        • Tom

          What happened is instead of scoring from 2nd base on a dunker (with 2 out), Berry scored from 3rd.

          The extra base made no difference.

          • The Real Greg

            I don’t know if he scores from 2nd on that. It was a shallow hit

            • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

              He scores easily from second on that.

            • Winter

              With his speed? Probably.

            • Tom

              You are a fool… it was 2 out and not hit hard at all (or at anyone).

              An average runner scores on that and Berry is much faster than an average runner.

        • Winter

          I dare you to find one catcher who doesn’t make a bad throw very now and then. Heck, I even saw Molina with one the other day!

          • The Real Greg

            Not a matter of if they do. The key is when they do.

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

        But – but Romine made one bad throw!

        • The Real Greg

          May be the biggest bad throw of the season.

  • Eddard

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

  • OldYanksFan

    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!

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

    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”.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Joba is up. My God.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    SIT THE HELL DOWN JOBBER

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Dan in Athens

    Joba??? Better win it here!

  • Charles

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

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Cmon curtis…show us that lefty hitting

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

    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

  • nsalem

    Wouldn’t be so fast to run here.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

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

  • NY2FanMaynard

    Nice walk! Come on Grandy!

  • Eddard

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

  • jtb120318

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

  • Wheels

    Finish them!

  • NY2FanMaynard

    I can’t believe Joba is up.

  • Bleuboy23

    Please no Joba!

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Wtf! Not. Swing

  • Dan in Athens

    WTF???

  • The Real Greg

    WHY DID SORIANO GO?

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    WTF?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    wtf is Soriano doing?????

    Fucking awful.

  • Wheels

    Oh so lucky.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Hahahahahahahaha fail

  • OldYanksFan

    Oh Jesus…..

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

    Joba is pitching.

    Sori is out.

    This game will end very, very badly.

  • dkidd

    jesus

  • The Real Greg

    They are going to lose this game.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Jesus.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    ALREADY ON SECOND BASE!

    unreal.

  • UncleArgyle

    Yikes. What was that.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    That just hurts. And with joba coming in?

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Oh jesus

  • Pat D

    Motherfucking fucker.

  • Wheels

    What the fuck Sori!

  • OldYanksFan

    This game has given us all religion.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Wj

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

  • Charles

    WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING SORIANO!

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

    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.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • Eddard

    Incredibly stupid. Just incredibly stupid.

  • Bleuboy23

    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!

  • OldYanksFan

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

  • Wheels

    I need a fucking drink.

  • CashmanNinja

    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.

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

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

    Jeez, would you grow a pair?

  • The Real Greg

    So Phil Hughes or Joba?

    Pick your poison

    • CashmanNinja

      Cyanide.

    • http://www.projectneox.com Projectneo

      I’ll take arsenic, its less painful.

    • Winter

      Shawn Kelley.

      • The Real Greg

        Been crap recently

        • Winter

          “Poison”

    • Revan

      Dellin Betances.

      • The Real Greg

        A rookie who was crap in his only outing here.

  • holy hellfire

    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.

    • The Real Greg

      I’m sorry Phil Hughes does not inspire that confidence. Neither does Joba. It’s pick your poison.

      • Wheels

        I’d pick Hughes over Joba if i had to pick between the two.

      • holy hellfire

        Phil has always been a stud in short relief. Joba is trash. I’ll take my chances with Hughes

  • dkidd

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

  • Winter

    And so it begins.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Is anybody even warming up?

  • number 21

    3-0 Angels.

  • Bleuboy23

    Two hard hit balls off Joba the gut.

  • Eddard

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

    • Winter

      Ellsbury is 51-4 ins SB attempts. No one’s throwing him out.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    You know what’s going to happen next.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    So thats not a swing??????

  • Winter

    He went.

  • Revan

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

  • SDB

    Well, fuck.

  • Mick taylor

    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

    • dkidd

      red sox trainer:

      here, take this. it’ll put hair on your face

    • Rolling Doughnut

      At least one of them definitely is

  • mike_h

    my head hurts

  • Revan

    Girardi is a good person. And a horrendous manager.

  • NY2FanMaynard

    Crap’ity crap crap

  • Flynn

    Romine is trash

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    That was more of a swing than Granderson’s

  • The Real Greg

    And now Joe West has a crap call.

    AND ROMINE AGAIN

  • Eddard

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    thanks for punting this game, Joe.

  • UncleArgyle

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

  • number 21

    Damn

  • Wheels

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

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

  • The Real Greg

    And here come the Girardi haters AGAIN.

    • Revan

      He blew the game AGAIN.

      • The Real Greg

        WRONG.

        LOOK AT THE BULLPEN OPTIONS.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

          There were better options than Joba. None particularly great, but better than Joba.

    • rich

      He blew it this time man. I know Rivera really blew the game with help from Romine, but what the hell he is doing bringing Joba in the game.

      • Wheels

        This.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh, now Logan pitch? hahahaha

  • Charles

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

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

    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.)

  • Itsallhowuseeit

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

  • Karl Krawfid

    Joba is so fucking bad.

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

  • Bleuboy23

    I thought the throw beat him, no?

  • Jorge Brosada

    SO FUCKING PREDICTABLE. FUCK JOBA AND THIS FUCKING GAME

  • Noah Poser

    This game has made me sad ;…(

    Well it’s not over yet :/

  • The Real Greg

    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.

  • Mick taylor

    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

    • Itsallhowuseeit

      Yes i agree. But mariano and soriano didnt help much

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    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)

      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.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • nsalem

      Maybe that’s why Stewart starts most of the time.

  • Eddard

    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.

    • SDB

      I thought yesterday was when the 2013 Yankees officially died! Why do you keep changing your mind?

  • Winter

    Why do you not have Joba walk Ortiz? WHY?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

      Absolute stupidity. Just incredibly dumb.

  • Wedge

    Mariano killed our season.

    • nsalem

      Games not over yet.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    This is absolutely, incredibly stupid managing.

  • The Real Greg

    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

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

      • The Real Greg

        It was David Ortiz

        • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

          Why not let the pitcher already in the game issue the IBB?

          That would make a hell of a lot more sense.

    • Winter

      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

      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

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

      • The Real Greg

        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.

  • Bleuboy23

    Bush League

  • Eduardo VeggieTales Nunez

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

    • Winter

      Jawed at Joe West from the dugout.

      • Eduardo VeggieTales Nunez

        Was the non-strike call really that bad? Times like these I wish I hadn’t left for college so I could still watch these games…..

        • Winter

          Awful.

          • Eduardo VeggieTales Nunez

            Well, shit. At least if the Yankees fall out of the race I won’t be checking scores at frat parties anymore

  • NY2FanMaynard

    Joba was tossed? Good riddance!

  • Charles

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

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

    • The Real Greg

      Did it work?

      Results over process.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Right, So why didn’t he start the inning? Because Joe is binder-bound.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Flynn

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

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Gotta rally on Uehara now.

    Good luck with that.

    Fucking assholes.

    • rich

      Who died and made Uehara a fucking closing legend.

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

        I don’t know, but whatever he is he’s damn near impossible to score on.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Way better than Mo this year. Watch him set them down in order.

  • Mick taylor

    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

  • Bleuboy23

    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!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    26 straight scoreless innings?

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

    • dkidd

      that’s the spirit!

  • dkidd

    video game numbers for uehara

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Winter

      0-22

      • The Real Greg

        Austin Romine just cost us our season. It’s still 8-8 if he handles that throw cleanly because the ball beat the runner

        • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

          I don’t think Stewart would have turned that into an out either.

          • The Real Greg

            I don’t know. The ball beat him clearly to the bplate.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

              It definitely beat the runner.
              Stewart had a play like that earlier in the year where he completely whiffed on the hop and the ball went right past him.

        • Winter

          That ball shorthopped him. It’s a very hard play for anyone to make.

  • Gonzo

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

    • Winter

      To everyone complaining about the bullpen, remember how they pretty much carried the team for a few months.

      • Gonzo

        Doesn’t mean you can overlook their deficiencies going forward.

  • Eddard

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

    • Winter

      You do, and we will.

  • Flynn

    Great ab

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

    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

      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)

        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.

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          This is all quite true as well.

          Two outs, two strikes. And Mo has now blown three games in the past month where he was at two outs and two strikes.

  • Wheels

    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

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

      • Wheels

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

      • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

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

        • The Real Greg

          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

            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.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Saki bomb for the tie

  • Widget

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

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Ball 4

  • Need Pitching & Hitting & Defense & Baserunning

    Great AB, Ichiro.

  • Itsallhowuseeit

    Ridiculous loss

  • Winter

    Koji Uehara: the man traded for Chris Davis.

  • SDB

    I fucking hate this Red Sox team.

  • The Real Greg

    Season over. Thanks Brian

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    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

      Alcs game 1?

    • FIPster Doofus

      Years? Try Game 1 of the ALCS last fall.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        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)

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

        • FIPster Doofus

          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.

          • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

            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.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Wow.

  • The Real Greg

    And Austin Romine was in the center of it.

  • stuart a

    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..

    • Winter

      Koji Uehara is excellent. Those were good pitches and he just got fooled. Plate discipline has never been his MO anyway.

      Who would you have pitched in the 10th?

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        Hughes or Kelley. Either of them before Mo, and, yes, I know Kelley has been shit lately. Jobber has been shit all season.

  • Winter

    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

      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

      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

        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)

      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

      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.

  • Jorge Brosada

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

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

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

    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

      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)

        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

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

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

        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

          3 back isn’t in the playoff picture?

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

            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

            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.

            • Get Phelps Up

              Tampa is in danger of losing their season series to the freaking Angels…

  • stuart a

    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…

    • NY2FanMaynard

      Kelly is hurt. Inflammation….

  • dkidd

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

  • goterpsgo

    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.

  • Wheels

    Ugly.

    • Wheels

      This was a response to a vile comment, that was deleted.

  • Mick taylor

    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

      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

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

  • Tex

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

  • Tex

    *wrong dosage

  • Wedge

    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

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

    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”.

  • Joseph

    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

      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)

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

  • Mick taylor

    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

  • Jorge Brosada

    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

  • Widget

    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.

  • Be fair

    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.