Sep
11

Game 146: Win it for Derek

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The Yankees delivered some bad but not at all unsurprising news this afternoon. Derek Jeter‘s season is over due to lingering left ankle soreness, and he won’t return even if the team manages to claw its way into the postseason. I know as well as anyone that Jeter wasn’t exactly productive when he did play this year, but losing him is still a big blow in the grand scheme of things. No one wants to see Eduardo Nunez or Brendan Ryan in the lineup on a daily basis, especially in important late-season games. That’s what we’re stuck with, however. Here’s the lineup that will face right-hander Scott Feldman:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. DH Alex Rodriguez
  3. 2B Robinson Cano
  4. LF Alfonso Soriano
  5. RF Curtis Granderson
  6. 3B Mark Reynolds
  7. 1B Lyle Overbay
  8. SS Brendan Ryan
  9. C Chris Stewart

And on the mound is left-hander Andy Pettitte. He’s been excellent in his last six starts (1.75 ERA), and with Ivan Nova coming back to Earth, Andy is the team’s best starter at this very moment. The Yankees need him to come up big tonight.

It is crazy hot in Baltimore, with temperatures in the low-90s and humidity that makes it feel like 100+. That’s mid-August weather, not mid-September weather. The important thing is that there is no rain in the forecast. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Roster Update: Ryan has joined the team, obviously. Jim Miller was designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot.

Injury Updates: David Robertson (shoulder) is indeed available tonight. That’s good news. … Boone Logan (elbow) is not feeling any better and isn’t close to returning. That’s bad news.

Categories : Game Stories
  • nycsportzfan

    I don’t mind seeing Nunez in the lineup often. I’ve always liked his speed and batting ability(reminds me of Alexi Ramirez) type. Hopefully Brendan Ryans Defense is more then what we’d get offensivley and on the base paths from Nunez. At least hes good defensively though.

    • WhittakerWalt

      “Batting ability?”

      • nycsportzfan

        Ya, the fact he was a 280BA hitter coming into this yr, and has hit really well the last month to 2months, and has really good speed on the base paths and can steal bases.

        • WhittakerWalt

          I’m happy about the win, so I won’t be too snarky, but Nunez is a pretty awful hitter.

  • vicki

    my god, bobby valentine.

    • RetroRob

      Yeah, really.

    • Dan

      This is reason number 1,356,332 why the Yankees are the Yankees, and the Mets are the Mets.

    • JGYank

      The guy really needs to learn how to keep his mouth shut. He has faded from baseball, yet he still finds a way to be heard and make stupid comments.

  • YankeeFan

    Yanks really need to see what they have in Cabral. I doubt Logan comes back this season.

  • Eddard

    Excuse me, no one wants to see Eduardo Nuney in the lineup on a daily basis? Anyway, they must at least split this series to stay alive. Can’t rely on Huff tomorrow so tonight is a must win.

    • Winter

      All games are “must win” at this point. I don’t mean that they have to win every single game, but they do have to play with the mentality that every game is do or die. They can’t let one get out of hand and say “we’ll get ‘em tomorrow.” And they can’t give up on any game. I don’t care if they’re down five runs in the second inning. That game is NOT over ad they still need that win.

      • Chris

        I am thinking they have to win both of these games. They need a 5 game win streak somewhere in here and they have to beat the teams ahead of them. Running out of time for these splits to be acceptable.

    • vicki

      mike was trolling you, E.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    I’m sorry to see Jeter done for the season but I disagree that he’d be better either defensively or at the plate than Nuñez. The Cap’t looked pretty rough at short and his slash, albeit SSS, was pretty bad.

  • JGYank

    When you are batting behind Brendan Ryan you know you suck.

    • CS Yankee

      +1

      Murph’ looked a little rough last night, hopefully Pettitte and Stew both bring it. Must win.

  • JGYank

    Why are people defending Nunez? Can’t catch or throw accurately and is a below average hitter. He only runs well.

    • JGYank

      Never understood what people saw in him. He has 1 good tool and yet he somehow was seen as the SS of the future.

      • Winter

        The initial scouting report was that he could have an above-average bat at SS, but so far it hasn’t showed.

    • nycsportzfan

      I’m sticking up for em, becasue i like his line drive swing and his speed. Yes, hes not great defender, but i like his offense and swing. His avg is down a bit, but hes played darn well offensivley for awhile now. He was a 280BAhitter coming into the yr with good SB/CS ratio also.

      • JGYank

        I do like the fact he hits liners and sometimes hits the ball hard, but he is not good enough offensively to justify his defense. He just doesn’t get on base enough or get enough extra base hits. He’s like Ichiro now without the flailing out of the zone or the infield hits. He has a .267/.315/.374 career line and has a 85 wRC+ and -2.1 WAR in his career. Fangraphs has him at -40.7 fielding runs. Not good.

  • RetroRob

    Ryan and Stewart back to back. Yikes.

  • Anderson Silva

    The throw beat him but he missed the tag. What a fucking throw by Wieters.

    • dkidd

      insane throw

  • JGYank

    Gardy on third with one out and Cano up against a righty. Got to like our chances of scoring here.

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

    Get him on, get him over, get him in. Well done.

  • Wheels

    Gardner advances to 3rd

  • dkidd

    small ball!

    brendan ryan approves

  • Vern Sneaker

    Just got in and learned the Jeter news. Sad. One of the greatest. Hope he can return next year and be useful in some role that isn’t embarrassing. I’d hate to see him go out the way the Mick did. That was painful.

  • Anderson Silva

    Ryan and Stewart back-to-back is sad.

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on Yanks! This is such a freaking monster game, lets get it done!!! Muscle up Gardy, u haven’t went deep in awhile.

    • nycsportzfan

      Should of said Grandy..lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    I could get used to Ryan and Cano up the middle in the field

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

    So…much…two-out BS.

  • Wheels

    Yuck.

  • Anderson Silva

    Only this sorry ass team can deploy the shift and still get beat on it. What a mess.

  • Cy Pettitte

    does the shift ever work for the Yankees? they either hit it the other way or through the shift.

    • Tom

      A couple of weeks ago on MLB tonight they had an interesting stat.

      The Yankees are one of the top 5 teams in terms of # of shifts (interestingly 4 were in the AL East). They were also the only one of those teams that was estimated to get 0 benefit from it (the other teams were in the 5-10 runs saved by shifting).

  • CashmanNinja

    The shift was on and they still couldn’t get that? And come on Cano…geez.

  • Eddard

    Pathetic throw by Robbie. They never should have scored 2 there. Never.

  • Winter

    Ugh. What a bad throw. Just airmailed it.

  • RetroRob

    They have Machado at home plate with a semi-decent throw.

    • nycsportzfan

      i didn’t even think 2was a possiblity to score there.

  • Frank

    Same old problem all season rears its ugly head- inability to close out an inning with 2 outs.

    • RetroRob

      It does feel like that has happened a lot this year.

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

        Andy more-so than anybody else, really.

  • nycsportzfan

    Pettitte coulden’t get outta this inning with 2out and no one on to start it out.

  • Kenny

    About a two-foot gap in the shift and they can’t get it?

    • nycsportzfan

      Why didn’t Overbay dive for it?

  • nycsportzfan

    Seems like most of the time we get 3ball 0strike counts, we end up striking out alot. Arod can’t strike out up 3-0 in the fucking count. Thats just so freaking annoying! Feldman is a clown. Hit this dude!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    A-Rod is the King at letting 2 perfect strikes go by and then swinging at one out of the zone.

  • Winter

    Ok Robbie, let’s make up for that throw now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    the Rays are just begging the Yankees to take their playoff spot, they better win tonight.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      It feels like they’re begging the Orioles or the Indians, not the Yanks.

  • Anderson Silva

    not even a single hit in 4 hits against Roger Clemen.. I mean Scott Feldman.

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

    Feldman has now thrown 10.2 straight scoreless innings against the Yankees, and the Yankees still have no hits tonight. Eww.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      What do you mean? They have a run.

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

        You know, both of you are right. Not quite sure how I got stuck on that line of thinking.

        But, to make the dirt-cheap correction, it’s still one run in the last 10.2 innings, which isn’t much better.

    • your mom

      They have one run.

  • nycsportzfan

    Sterling cant believe the yanks haven’t sniffed a hit against Feldman. I agree.

  • Eddard

    Soriano and Alex get 2-0 counts and can’t do a damn thing. Rays are losing so they’ve got to win this.

  • nycsportzfan

    Valencia..lol

  • Wheels

    Machado is a scary good third baseman.

    • Wheels

      Except for that slip up last night.

  • Widget

    Tampa sucks. How can we not snatch that wild card from them? This sucks because watch Tampa smoke the yankees next week.

    • JGYank

      We have to sweep that series. That is the only way we can be sure we gain ground on them and get into playoff position.

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

    Three times Andy has allowed the leadoff man to reach tonight. Not exactly a recipe for success.

    • Anderson Silva

      Pretty much every strike is up in the zone. That’s definitely not a recipe for success.

  • JGYank

    Tampa is losing and Cleveland and Texas lost. We have to take advantage. We don’t know how many opportunities we will have to catch up.

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

      Already wasted three chances last week, and if the Yankees miss out, that’s gonna be a source of irritation for the next six months.

      • JGYank

        Yeah. Tons of missed opportunities and we can point to several games. We even let KC sneak up on us and get back into the race. They are like a game behind us. All the WC contenders have not played very well.

  • Anderson Silva

    Awful pitching by Pettitte. He’s not long for this game.

  • Eddard

    It’s just about time to stick a fork in this season. They haven’t managed a hit off Tillman and Andy isn’t sharp tonight. They lose this one it’s over.

    • JGYank

      You have said this how many times now? But then again, they come back every time you say it.

    • YES

      Trollolololol

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I think they’re facing Feldman last I checked.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    All they had to do was get Mike Trout… And Andrew McCutchen… And Chase Utley… And Chase Headley… And Clayton Kershaw… And Greinke… And Puig.. And Goldschmitt.. I missed the part where that was difficult.

    • JGYank

      And Cabrera … and Davis… and Kimbrel…. and Darvish…. and Scherzer….. and Tulo… wait why get Utley when we have Cano?

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        Utley was obviously a backup. You’re finding this easy too right?

        • JGYank

          Yeah. I could go on all day.

  • nycsportzfan

    down 3-1 now. Pettitte is getting tagged. If we come back tonight, could be back breaker for O’s. Lets hope.

  • Frank

    This game is getting away from them. Andy needs to get out of this right now.

  • Vern Sneaker

    Singleton with a Doo-Wop reference. The Jive Five, great group. Go Ken!

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Man alive! Two fo’ five! Shut yo mouth! I can dig it!!

      yo, remember back on the boogie when cats use to harmonize like…whooo, whooo whooo whooo, / yo, my men and my women,

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Andy’s getting rocked. ope Girardi doesn’t wait till we’re down by 5 or 6. e looks tired, pitch count or no pitch count.

  • nycsportzfan

    Pettitte getting smacked around! Wowsers! Hard hit missles!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Cocky balls

  • Frank

    Another 2 out situation. Can they limit the damage to just the 1 run?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Two strikes put him away Andy.

  • Wheels

    Come on Andy

  • Wheels

    Grandy.

  • Eddard

    WOW! What a shot. Just like that they’re back in the ballgame.

  • RetroRob

    I suppose if the first hit’s not coming to the 5th inning, at least make it count.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    A bomb into the street.

  • Wheels

    Grandy gets a plaque for that? Pretty sweet

    • RetroRob

      Seems to me there must be lots of plaques out there, or maybe that’s a more unique HR shot than I’m giving credit for?

      Nice distance, but at Camden I’d think they’d be more common.

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        They put down little baseball sized plaques with the name of the player and date of the home run for all the balls that carry onto the street. It’s basically comprised of Brady Anderson and David Ortiz exclusively.

        • RetroRob

          Thanks. I would think lefties with decent power would make it out there with some regularity, although pulling a ball for distance and height is not that easy. I know O’Neill has got to be out there. I would think Cano would have put one out there, too, but perhaps not.

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

    That story about Curtis and Long must be dated to either 8/9 or 8/10/2010.

    #cured

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    No one is calling anyone a “JT “

  • Cy Pettitte

    I’m starting to think Reynolds might be a good option for 3B next year if A-Rod is suspended. He’s looked solid defensively, will probably stay healthy and they can most likely get him on a 1 year deal.

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

    1-2-3 from Pettitte and the lineup turns over here. Time to get this game back even, or even better.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck I love A-Rod. Serious man crush right now.

    • Alkaline

      I forget who said it earlier, but someone mentioned winning th WS and having Selig hand him the MVP trophy. That would be glorious.

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

        Mike would have to juxtapose the troll face to ARod’s.

        It would be so perfect.

  • Alkaline

    #keepthefaith

  • Wheels

    An A Bomb! fuck yeah

  • Darren

    Fuckin AROD! Comin through for his bestie, the Cap’n!!

  • flamingo

    YES.

  • MP

    Man, does A-Rod look good right now. Salary and all, gonna miss that dude’s bat next year.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    ARod is heating up wow.

  • Eddard

    SHE’S GONE! ALEX HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!

  • RetroRob

    Power Rod.

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

    A BOMB!

  • JGYank

    Tied. Nice to know we can comeback at any time.

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

    Many things I don’t like about ARod. But he is a Yankee, and he has my full support. No two ways about it.

  • Wheels

    Oh shut up about that shit right now, Kay.

    • Andy

      Not watching–what was Kay saying?

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

        I figure this was in regards to Kay mentioning Willie Mays and that ARod is only seven HR shy of 660 now.

        I don’t think ARod gets there. He won’t in 2013, and the suspension will likely end his career.

        • RetroRob

          I agree on the first, not the second.

          He will play after the suspension. He will be owed three years of pay and he certainly doesn’t seem anywhere near done. If anything, he looks as good as he has in a few years post the surgery.

          I suspect the suspension will be reduced and he will play at some point in 2014.

        • JGYank

          I wouldn’t say it’s likely. Arod clearly will do a lot to get the rest of what is on his contract.

        • OldYanksFan

          My guess is the suspension will be between 100 and 150 games. Not only will he play in 2014, but I BET he’s gunning for 715.

          The guy is driven. Even as an elder, with both hips fixed, he may be better now than 2 years ago.

      • Wheels

        Just bringing up the A-Rod’s PED thing after they put up a graphic of the all-time HR leaders. I mean that’s fine and in garbage time in July or something, but the game is close and the topic has been talked to death already.

        • Wheels

          yikes, sorry about the typos

    • Kenny

      Agree. ARod is getting it from all quarters. I’ll be damned if I can see why his own broadcaster crew has to join in every time he hits a home run.

      • Wheels

        exactly.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    I hope alex is doing the “they’re about to suspend me so they obviously aren’t going to test me so i will do steroids” bit just as an f you to MLB

    • RetroRob

      Oh, they’re testing him! Bud would love to catch him now. Yet remember, he didn’t fail a test. His name was on a list, so whatever he was doing to cover up his PED usage must be pretty good.

  • JGYank

    How does Pettitte look?

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Oh fuck why is Andy still in there? He had a 1-2-3 fifth, great. But he should not have started the sixth.

  • JGYank

    Quality start against a good lineup. I’ll take it.

  • Eddard

    Andy’s pitched another gem. Past two games he’s done the same only to have the pen implode and blow the lead. Let’s hope they can win it for him this time.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Well, I’m glad to have been proved wrong.

  • Mick taylor

    Anyone know why yanks have neverplayed at home on sept 11 since9/11?

    • Bobby Valentine

      They’re hiding, leaving all the heavy lifting to the Mets.

    • JGYank

      And you even posted this at 9:11. Creepy.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      They played the Orioles at home in 2009 on Sept 11

    • Yankee Fan 1

      They have, Jeter passed Gehrig on 9/11 at home

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    It feels like we’re chasing another solo home run

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    David Huff. Wow.

    • YES

      What about Huff?

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

        They showed tomorrow’s starters on the screen and I just shook my head.

  • JGYank

    Pull him. He’s done.

  • Wheels

    Good job Andy.

  • JGYank

    Hopefully we can get out of this inning before we get to the middle of the order.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Nice start, Andy. This is your swan song, too. We won’t forget you.

  • Eddard

    Andy gave them all he had tonight. Pen needs to pick him up for once. Kay made a big deal about Andy going past 100 pitches. I think Joe is treating him like Mariano, he won’t be back next season so might as well use up everything he has in the tank.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Andy stepped up. Well done.

  • OldYanksFan

    It’s probably temporary, but ARod now has the BEST OPS on the team.

  • JGYank

    Who’s coming in from the pen?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      Lee Guetterman

  • Winter

    I’m not sure I like going to Kelley here. Roberts bats better vs righties and Pettitte would have held McLouth better.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Agree. Although Roberts had two hits of Pettitte tonight

  • nycsportzfan

    Stewart and Ryan make pressence felt with huge Caught stealing throw and pick and tag by the duo.

  • Eddard

    Got him! That’s the one thing Stewie does well.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Stewie nails McClouth then Kelley freezes Roberts. Nice.

  • Eddard

    I’d PH Eduardo Nuney for Ryan here and see if he can spark something. If he gets on, PH Ichiro for Stewie.

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

    Late comer here (awesome through by everybody’s least favorite catcher).

    Quick Jeter take: Sorry he’s gone, it’s a real shame, but to be honest he wasn’t helping that much anyway…oh well.

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

      Should be awesome throw.

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

    Nope, not predicting a Stewart home run here.

  • RetroRob

    He’s not DL’d. They could use him in an extreme emergency.

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

      That’s something that shouldn’t be tempted though. They’re right, concussions are ultra-serious.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      No way. He has a concussion dude. Like his brain was rattled around in his skull. He’s out for a week, maybe more.

  • RetroRob

    Hunter throws 98 mph? I don’t think so.

    • RetroRob

      Well he is hitting 97. More gas than I thought.

  • Eddard

    They’ll have a shot in the 9th with 3-4-5, Drob needs to hold them if he’s coming in.

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

    Hope DRob doesn’t have the same rust he did when he pitched against Chicago last week.

  • Wheels

    Shit, leadoff hit.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    DRob got LUCKY there

  • Kenny

    Not sure if it’s been discussed but…wow…Bobby Valentine, really?

  • MP

    Sick off-speed there to get Davis.

  • YES

    Manny isn’t stealing don’t worry about him

  • Wheels

    This is huge.

  • RetroRob

    Ryan is supposed to catch those.

    • YES

      I don’t like this. Bad things usually happen when you make mistakes like that.

  • Mr. Roth

    this ump has the weirdest strikezone…

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

    I thought Ryan was this defensive wizard? Come on dude.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    There’s our defensive addition. wtf

  • lee

    yeah, seems like i’ve seen Jeter make that play a time or two.

  • Wheels

    nice.

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

    Robbie, Sori, Curtis.

    UNLEASH HELL!

  • MP

    Huge escape there. Got through the meat of their order with ours coming up. Attaboy Robertson

  • Eddard

    Now is the time to win it with 3-4-5 against Jimmy Johnson.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Jesus DRob just can’t do it the easy way.

  • Frank

    Hard to believe on 20k fans in the park with their team in the thick of a playoff spot. Especially vs. Yanks.

    • RetroRob

      It is odd. September baseball, they’re in the race, they’re playing the Yankees, the team they’re fighting for a spot. Yankee fans usually help fill up the park, too. Seems like both fan bases are a bit out of it.

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

    ROBBIE!

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

    Pffffft, so not clutch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robinson! now close it out, Mo.

  • Eddard

    SHE’S GONE!!!!!!!!!!! ROBBIE CANO! BRONX BOMBERS! GET MO UP!!!!!!!!!

  • Wheels

    Robbie!!!!!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Get the fuckin’ Sandman ready!

  • OldYanksFan

    ARod Is the biggest cheerleader on the team.
    TRIPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eddard

    Grandy! Another high ball hit well. That’s a big insurance run to get home.

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

    Mo has no doubt been shaky of late, but he is now in this game, and not facing Machado-Davis-Jones, either.

    Get Curtis to the plate, and we should be feeling good.

  • Wheels

    An insurance run would be nice.

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

    Hardy-Dickerson (remember him?)-McLouth due up in the 9th, as is.

    Wouldn’t be shocked if Markakis PH for C-Dick.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    It’s a joke that Adam Jones is heralded as a lock for a GG. He’s defent, but he definitely isn’t deserving of the “Gold Glove lock” accolade

  • OldYanksFan

    Sometimes just getting the bat on the ball is more important than moving a lot of air.

  • Eddard

    The only one they could PH for Overbay would be Nuney but then you’d have to bring him in defensively. I’d just leave the clutch Overbay in with the 4-3 lead.

    • Winter

      I would have liked to see Wells PH. Then you could put Adams or someone in on defense. Or even A-Rod and lose the DH.

  • Winter

    I’m sorry, but why isn’t Wells PHing here?

    • David N

      Because that.

      • Winter

        Because we should expect an infield single from Pverbay? A good outcome doesn’t mean it was a good decision.

  • Frank

    HUGE. Overbay with another clutch hit.

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

    Jerry Meals would’ve called him out.

  • Wheels

    Yes! Overbay

  • Eddard

    OVERBAY! CLUTCH AGAIN! Big insurance run.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Big run. Sweet.

  • Dan in Athens

    Do not go gentile into that good night

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Rage rage against the dying of the light.

  • ropeadope

    Overbay in overdrive to leg it out!

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    I never thought I say this, but here goes: Let’s GO Red Sox!

    • JGYank

      Let’s just keep it to “Rays Suck! and I hope the Rays lose.” Much better that way.

    • Wheels

      3-2 Sox, top of the 8th.

  • The Real Greg

    Quick question will clear confusion. If he swings and it hits him, is the ball dead? Because if not, he should be at first base.

    • Frank

      Swinging and missing supersedes the HBP.

      • Kenny

        But is the ball dead or does he still get to run?

    • Rolling Doughnut

      If he’s in the box with a two strike count and swings then it’s a K, no matter what happens after.

      • The Real Greg

        No I get that.

        But does the HBP work the same as the ball getting away from a catcher? That’s the key

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

        Not entirely correct. Because first base was occupied he couldn’t run. He could swing and miss, it hits him, the ball takes off he could run to first and be safe if he wasn’t thrown out.

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

          If noone was at first, that is.

          • YES

            You guys are sure fucking up this rule. Once the ball hits the batter it’s dead. The umps got this one right.

  • Frank

    Somebody is going to blow a gasket.

  • HateMclouth (formerly I’mVernon)

    3 more outs. Lets do this.

  • Mick taylor

    Terrible managing by showalter. Why not walk overbay and pitch hunter to Ryan? Where are all the experts who said overbay should be cut?

    • Eddard

      Yes, that was not good managing there. Joe would have either had to let Ryan hit or PH Ichiro vs Hunter and force Nuney to come in defensively. Buck has been outmanaged tonight.

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

    The insurance run is just so huge. Mo has been shaky, and now there’s some cushion.

    Have to hope he’s not gassed out right now. At least it’s the bottom 1/3 coming up.

  • Tom

    Thank you Buck.

    He has his righty on with the first 2 out of 3 hitters being lefty.

    Then rather than just walk Overbay to face hard hitting Brendan Ryan he brings in a LOOGY for Overbay? Overbay may not hit lefties well, but Ryan doesn’t hit ANYONE well.

    Buck really screwed that inning up pretty good. But thanks for the tack on run, Buck.

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

    All right Mo, now let’s make Lewis and fucking Clark proud.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Hank Mardukas

  • The Real Greg

    By the way, HOLY CRAP A’S

    17 runs in 4.1 innings?

  • Eddard

    4 pitches, 2 out! Make this quick, Mo.

  • Wheels

    One more.

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

    Jeez, one strike away.

    Don’t let this end the same way quite a few recently have.

  • nsalem

    Twice as many 3-1′s for Mo in 2/3rds of an inning as CC has had in two years.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Final strike Mo let’s go put him away

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

    Here it is.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Gardy got a late jump on that.

    • Wheels

      sure did.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    How could Gardy be playing him that shallow?

  • OldYanksFan

    Need a back door here……

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Oh, Jesus

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Jesus Mo.

  • David N

    Damn, that Overbay hit was HUUUUUGE…

  • ArchStanton

    Not a good match-up right now.

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

    All these foul balls. This is getting irritating. Do not want the big guns in the O’s lineup to get next chances. Finish this here, Mo.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    This is getting really,REALLY dicey right now

  • Karl Krawfid

    Come on elevate Mo!

    • The Real Greg

      He did and Roberts was waiting.

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

    I feel really bad about this.

    • nsalem

      feel better now

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

    Oh come the hell on, Mo.

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

    One strike away AGAIN. Third time’s the charm. Finish this.

  • Eddard

    Damn it, Mariano. Close this out! 4 pitches to get 2 outs now he’s at 17.

    • nycsportzfan

      He got Machado!!! Yanks win!!!

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

    Seriously, if this ends up being another “two out, two strikes blown save”, I can’t imagine what I’ll do. Irritating as all hell.

  • Wheels

    Phew. Great win

  • David N

    EXHALE!

  • flamingo

    PHEW.

  • nycsportzfan

    Come on Mo, this is a huge game brother! We need you, you HOF’er you!

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

    Whew.

  • Andy

    Yankees win! (But Tampa ties it)

  • The Real Greg

    And of course the Red Sox and Rays are tied in the 8th 3-3

  • Tom

    Nice job… at this point it’s not about style points. Just get the “W”

  • NeilT

    …and breathe again.

  • flamingo

    Tampa just tied the game.

  • OldYanksFan

    Mo ‘Houdini’ Rivera.
    No good for my stomach.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Thats how you elevate!!!!!

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

    Mo is pitching REALLY badly right now.

    • Darren

      Pitching badly for Mo, maybe.

      Still pitching like your standard top-notch, closer in the non-Mo division.
      This is how other teams get their saves. Nervous 9ths, Wetteland style, remember?
      Mo’s super calm 1-2-3s for 15 years was a once in a lifetime occurrence.

  • Eddard

    FINALLY! Got a gift call on the 2nd strike. Another great day with all the others losing. Boston needs to hold on.

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

      Loney hit a game tying HR at, like, the exact same moment Machado struck out.

      So now you need to hope the Red Sox regain the lead.

  • Wheels

    Little help from the ump on that 2nd strike.

  • Meeks54

    Come the fuck on Workman, he’s like Boston’s version of Phil Hughes or Joba.

  • MB923

    Man if Brett Gardner did not play McClouth so shallow, Mo throws about 10 less pitches than he did, doesn’t give up a run, and gets a clean 1-2-3

    Oh well, we got the victory and that’s what matters.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Not pretty but Mo gets it done. Now let’s cobble together a win tomorrow

  • Meeks54

    Can’t believe I have to pull for Boston, let’s go you bunch of misfits.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Cano now has 100 RBI, so he’s a good player.

    - stuart

  • The Real Greg

    Red Sox bring in Uehara

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

    Oh, fuck you Loney.

  • The Real Greg

    Another thing to consider.

    Texas has come crashing back to Earth. 2-8 in their last 10 games, including getting swept by the Pirates.

    Rangers have 3 at home against Oakland, 4 in Tampa Bay and 3 in Kansas City.

    So both WC spots may be up for grabs.

  • David N

    I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but…

    Come on, Napoli.

  • nsalem

    go sox!!!!

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

    CARP!

  • David N

    Thank you Mike Carp.

  • Mike

    Sox are winning it for Derek!

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

    Well Fauxto isn’t his nickname just because of his name. ;)

  • Eddard

    Carp has hit a GS! Maddon brings in Roberto Hernandez and everyone and their brother knew that was a bad move.

    • vicki

      maddon and farrell were having an in-game bungle-off. fortunately maddon won.

  • The Real Greg

    Damn, a Pinch hit granny by Mike Carp.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Man, it is so distasteful to have to root for the Red Sox.

    But the Yankees’ playoff chances have already tripled over the past two nights and will increase further once the Rays lose. Still a ways to go, but it feels pretty good for now.

  • Meeks54

    I think the Red Sox have this one in the bag after that granny.

  • Meeks54

    1 game back bitches!!!