Apr
12

Game 12: Turn The Page

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(Al Bello/Getty)

The Yankees lost a disappointing game to the Red Sox last night, but the quick turn-around means they can turn the page right away and focus on today’s game. I suspect these guys don’t have any problems turning the page anyway. Veteran team, been there, done that, yadda yadda yadda. There’s no time to dwell on anything in this sport.

The one thing I enjoy about this current Yankees team is that just about every day, they’re sending a quality starting pitcher to the mound. That hasn’t always been the case the last few years and really the last ten or twelve years. Hiroki Kuroda gets the nod this afternoon and, despite being the team’s best pitcher the last two seasons, he might only be their third best starter right now. That’s kinda cool. Kuroda has been excellent at Yankee Stadium and I sure would like that to continue this afternoon. Here is the Red Sox lineup he’ll face and the Yankees lineup that will back him up:

  1. LF Brett Gardner
  2. 2B Brian Roberts
  3. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  4. DH Carlos Beltran
  5. C Brian McCann
  6. RF Alfonso Soriano
  7. 1B Kelly Johnson
  8. 3B Yangervis Solarte
  9. SS Dean Anna
    RHP Hiroki Kuroda

It rained a little bit this morning but not much, and the forecast for this afternoon is gorgeous. Sunny with blue skies and not a cloud in sight. Temperatures approaching 70 too. That’s awesome. This afternoon’s game will air on YES (not FOX) and begin shortly after 1pm ET. Enjoy.

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289 Comments»

  1. Chip Rodriguez says:

    I really like this lineup against RHPs. Gardner and Roberts could make for some really good, lengthy PAs at the top.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Ells too…I was thinking when I saw the line up posted on LoHud, even if they don’t hit (though I think they will) those 3 are going to be a gigantic pain in Lackey’s ass.

      • forensic says:

        Ellsbury might bug him because he’s one of the very few guys actually hitting in the lineup, but he’s actually 7th in P/PA seen, only ahead of Beltran and Soriano.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          I was thinking of Ellsbury more in the his career P/PA seen…he hasn’t seen a lot this season, but over his career he’s been a guy who sees a lot of pitches.

          • forensic says:

            He’s at 3.91 P/PA so far this year. If he finished there it’d be a career high for him. He’s been in the 3.8′s the last three years and his career average is 3.78.

  2. Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

    My niece is coming over, so that means the Yankees win.

  3. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    ellsbury looks so incredibly fit, goddamn

  4. D$1184 says:

    We don’t have a better option for the second spot in the line-up then .148/.333/.148 Brian Roberts? I know we don’t need an All-Star at every position but .148′s not going to cut it.

    • Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

      The .333 number is more important.

    • forensic says:

      At this point, there really isn’t a better option. McCann’s no better, Soriano’s OBP is way lower, and though Johnson’s OBP is close, Girardi’s head might explode if he batted four lefties in a row (really, Johnson’s not the kind of guy you would want batting 2nd anyway, but the lefty part is huge too).

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      11 games, and I assume you were around during the off-season and know the answer to that question.

    • lou says:

      Gotta have a different lineup on a daily basis. 8 games in starters need a rest. HA!

  5. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    “The one thing I enjoy about this current Yankees team is that just about every day, they’re sending a quality starting pitcher to the mound.”

    Except every 5th day when CC stars. Hiroki is going to show CC how it’s done tonight just like Pineda did Friday night. This was the one match up I felt good about coming into the series. Win tonight and Supernova takes the series tomorrow.

    • Chip Rodriguez says:

      Spare me. CC threw 7 innings, 6 of which were scoreless, against a team that’s got a terrific offense.

      I’m also pissed off about the one inning where he made a few mistake pitches and looked visibly upset about Ortiz’s infield single, but that was still a pretty good start.

  6. forensic says:

    the Yankees lineup that will back him up:

    Or the Yankees lineup that will fail to back him up, as has been the case way too often during his Yankee tenure.

  7. Dalek Jeter says:

    The leader of the Prussian incursion of RAB seems to be on an internet blackout of late, so on his behalf: Für Preußen, alle Herrlichkeit zu König Friedrich der Große!

  8. WhittakerWalt says:

    “CC pitched a darn good game last night”

    STFU STERLING!!!

  9. vicki says:

    i know it does the trick, but anna’s throw to first is just so ugly.

  10. WhittakerWalt says:

    If Papi hits a homer here, how much hot-dogging does he do?

  11. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Michael Kay “and Ortiz, he seems to be defying age…the older he gets hes not losing anything.” Hmmmmmmm whatever could it be????

  12. vicki says:

    battled.

  13. BrienTaylorsRookieCard says:

    I don’t like John Lackey – there I said it.

  14. WhittakerWalt says:

    Jeez, this offense.

  15. Chip Rodriguez says:

    c’mon Ells, run.

  16. Chip Rodriguez says:

    BELTRAN FUCK YEAH!

  17. Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

    That a way!

  18. forensic says:

    There you go Beltran!

  19. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    CARLOS! AND VERDUCCI WAS JUST CRITICIZING JACOBY FOR GETTING ON BASE AHEAD OF A HR HITTER! 2-0 LEAD!!!!

  20. BrienTaylorsRookieCard says:

    Just lovely Beltran.

  21. vicki says:

    beltran spanks it!

  22. WhittakerWalt says:

    Shouldn’t it be something like “Beltran Belts One?”

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      You know that’s way too simple for Sterling. McCann’s should obviously be something about a McCannon ball, but you know it won’t be.

    • vicki says:

      i think that’s how it started in his head, but he got too cute with the espanol.

  23. Dalek Jeter says:

    BELTRAN!!!!!!!!!

  24. WhittakerWalt says:

    McCann really swings at everything, doesn’t he?

  25. Captain Turbohiro Tanaka says:

    I better not hear a damn ‘boston sucks’ chant in the stands today.

  26. Cuso says:

    I love it. Lackey was pitching arrogant like he could just keep pumping fastball after fastball at every Yankee like he thinks he throws 97. I cant believe he was dumb enough to throw cockshot fastballs every pitch to Beltran.

    And then McCann didn’t see a single fastball…..and Lackey threw a hissy fit.

  27. Chip Rodriguez says:

    that lead didn’t last :(

  28. Dalek Jeter says:

    God damnit.

  29. Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

    Pussyfeathers.

  30. Cuso says:

    As my Cardinals fan buddy calls Kuroda: “Corrosion”

  31. Kosmo says:

    could be a wild game.

  32. Chip Rodriguez says:

    wow, Ortiz had to stand and admire even that flyball to Ells?

  33. Dalek Jeter says:

    I freakin love Ellsbury’s aggressiveness. Gardner, PLEASE start doing that.

  34. Macho Man "Randy Levine" says:

    Guidry.

  35. vicki says:

    can-can. told you.

  36. Chip Rodriguez says:

    Awful call from Sterling. “McCann can, yes McCann can!”

  37. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    FINALLY HE HITS IT OVER THE SHIFT!!!!

  38. mustang says:

    FINALLY!!!!!

    WELCOME TO TH YANKEES!!!

  39. Dalek Jeter says:

    OFFICER MCCANNON!

  40. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    BRONX BOMBERS HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED!

  41. forensic says:

    Nice McCann! See what can happen when you swing at something other than a curve in the dirt?

  42. Dalek Jeter says:

    Oh McCan-Can, McCan-Can, to the can-can jingle. I want to hang myself.

  43. Jedile says:

    Too many homeruns!!!! I love it!

  44. Dalek Jeter says:

    A BACK TO BACK AND A BELLY TO BELLY!!

  45. forensic says:

    Belly to Belly!

  46. mustang says:

    YANKEES!!!!!

    BOMBS AWAY!!!

  47. Dalek Jeter says:

    Just for how bad the offense was last season: the last time the Yankees went back to back was Teixeira and Cano LAST JUNE.

    • vicki says:

      if you really want to know:

      144 homeruns, good for 22nd best in the majors
      .376 slugging, good for 27th best in the majors

      that we were in the picture into september was pitching and pixie dust.

  48. BrianMcCannon says:

    Power surge!

  49. forensic says:

    Even as diminished as Tex is now, he can’t get back soon enough to get Solarte back out of the lineup again at this point.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      You always know how to find the cloudy gray lining, forensic :p

      • mustang says:

        THIS!!!! but I’m use to it like my mother-in-law.

      • forensic says:

        It’s just a silver lining that needs a little touch-up. You’ve seen the shine before, it’s just worn down a bit and needs to get back to its roots.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          I agree with you, I cannot wait until Tex is back in the line up and Yangervis goes back to being what Dean Anna is right now…I just like poking fun.

          • Dalek Jeter says:

            I do wonder what Girardi’s going to do with the line up though…I mean I sort of really like Ellsbury hitting third if only because it’s the only way to get both him and Gardner to the top of the line up. I guess it could go:

            LF Gardner
            SS Jeter
            CF Ellsbury
            RF/DH Beltran
            1B Teixeira
            RF/DH Soriano
            C McCann
            3B Johnson
            2B Roberts

            • forensic says:

              That’s not bad. I’m not hating Ellsbury 3rd right now, since it’s not like they’re displacing a Cano-type hitter at this point. Against righties, I’d move McCann up above Tex (assuming he starts hitting somewhat consistently) and even consider Johnson above Soriano.

              The tough lineup is vs. lefties though. It seems many of those days will be the ones where guys get their days off though, so there’s probably no real need to consider steady lineups there.

    • mustang says:

      “Even as diminished as Tex is now, he can’t get back soon enough”

      just to get another big bat in the line-up PERIOD!

    • King George says:

      Three days ago, that would have been blasphemous.

    • mustang says:

      Guy still batting like .324/375/486 and can’t even give him a week……LMAO!!!!!

      • forensic says:

        He’s 0 for his last 11 with 5 K’s. And with his career history, I’m sorry I’m not expecting much of a bounce back. The sudden inability to make contact is the most concerning thing. That’s supposed to be one of his abilities.

        I do find it impressive how in the span of 9 minutes you went from agreeing with me that Tex needs to be in there to bashing me for not sticking with Solarte.

        • mustang says:

          Please just stop its 0 for fucking 11 everyone has slumps. The league has adjusted lets see if he adjusts. I want Tex yes, but I want Solar at 3rd!!!!!

          • forensic says:

            You’re not going to have both Tex and Solarte. You have to pick one because they’re (rightly) not benching Roberts (at least at this point) or Johnson for him. The choice between the two is pretty simple if you’re not putting too much stock in ST and his first 25 PA’s in the majors.

      • mustang says:

        I forget they have so many high upside options at 3rd.

        My bad

        • forensic says:

          Kelly Johnson moves back to third, which is what the set-up was supposed to be.

          • mustang says:

            Like doing so much better!!!!

            God help us if a player live up to something more then he should be. Your probably right but can we give more then fucking week!!!

            • mustang says:

              Funny part people are always bitching on how the Yankees don’t give rookies a chance.
              I know what Johnson can do he been in the league for 9 years can we give Solar like another 2 weeks!!!

              Its Like game 11 out 162 !!!

              • forensic says:

                Not all rookies are created equal.

                • mustang says:

                  Wow just wow.

                  You let us know who ones we should be looking at.

                  lol

                  • forensic says:

                    You can start with the ones who don’t spend 8 years in the minors, with two different franchises, neither of whom thought enough of him to even add him to a 40-man roster, much less 25-man, while he can’t even reach a .750 OPS in the hitter-friendly PCL.

                    Look, I’m not saying they need to DFA him before his next AB. I’m saying he is not a starter in the major leagues. Get Tex back, return to your scheduled starters, and he’ll still get plenty of PT between platooning, days off, and nagging injuries.

            • forensic says:

              Yes, Kelly Johnson actually is doing much better. And he has a track record of some success in the majors to fall back on. Solarte has likely been in the minors for 8 years for a reason.

  50. mustang says:

    Solar Power is seeing lots of clouds.

    :(

  51. Dalek Jeter says:

    All these rally killing homerz. We need some singles.

  52. Wheels says:

    Pedroia is annoyingly good.

  53. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Now watch Hiroki bear down to hold this lead and hand the ball over to the pen. He won’t lose the lead like CC has continually done over the past 1+ seasons.

  54. Itsallhowuseeit says:

    Alright Soriano no more complaining about you DH role…

  55. forensic says:

    Come on Kuroda, you really don’t have to give the lead back right away again.

  56. Wheels says:

    nice.

  57. Chip Rodriguez says:

    Good grief, Ortiz can’t stop staring and admiring even his infield pop up now.

  58. Dalek Jeter says:

    Well done, Kuroda!

    I hate, hate hate hate hate hate Joel Sherman’s voice. So much. It makes me almost as angry as Mike Napoli’s stupid beard and I think his “New York accent” is fake.

  59. Dalek Jeter says:

    Are the Sox putting Uehara on the DL, or are they playing with the NYY 24 man roster special?

    • forensic says:

      They’re just trying to be more like the Yankees.

      Though I’ll give the Yankees credit that they were actually able to resist their normal temptation to do that with Tex and Robertson this time.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        Same, the day they put Tex on the DL I actually said something to the effect of “I’m not happy Tex is hurt, but I am happy the Yankees immediately put him on the DL and didn’t pussyfoot around with a short roster.”

  60. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Carlos catches that. Not sure why Sori is playing the field. Now Hiroki has to pitch out of another jam.

  61. forensic says:

    Holy Shit Soriano. How many different ways are you going to try to screw over Kuroda defensively?

  62. Dalek Jeter says:

    Go sit down A.J. You dick.

  63. Wheels says:

    Looks like a sellout today.

  64. Mike HC says:

    Hell yea. Good to see Beltran looking so good. Maybe he can be a poor man’s Cano in the middle of the order?

  65. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    MCCANN CAN! THIS IS HIS COMING OUT PARTY AGAINST THE BULLDOG!!!

  66. Chip Rodriguez says:

    McCann picked a good time to heat up.

  67. Dalek Jeter says:

    Carlos Beltran is awesome, I’m so happy he’s decided his season has started…now Brian can succeed by doing what he’s been doing: pulling the ball to the right hand side. (that would be the absolute least successful thing he could do while still being successful obviously.)

  68. Chip Rodriguez says:

    Oh, the look of anger and despair on Lackey’s face is fantastic.

  69. forensic says:

    Yeah McCann!!!

  70. Dalek Jeter says:

    OFFICER MCANNON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. Mike HC says:

    The middle of the order has arrived!

  72. mustang says:

    Hi my Name is Brian McCann.

    FUCK THE SHIFT!!

  73. Rolling Doughnut says:

    McCann breaks out!

  74. mustang says:

    Just for forensic the great kelly johson and his track record

    • forensic says:

      After talking about how I shouldn’t be using a SSS in a discussion, you’re then going to use 1 AB as part of it?

      • mustang says:

        Your right, but the timing was to good to pass up. Johnson hits into a DP while Solar finally hits the breaking pitches they been feeding him.

        But there track record show……..bah…bah….bah

        :)

        • vicki says:

          maybe just dial back the queasy-making rah-rah a tiny bit? and we can all come together hoping the best for the kid.

          • mustang says:

            Ok, your right and I like forensic but sometimes this whole idea that we should live and die by players track records is annoying. He is probably right but damn give it more then a 0 for 11 in game 11 of 162. His replacement is Kelly johnson not Brooks Robinson.

    • mustang says:

      And Solar says HI

  75. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    And Soley knocks the bulldog out of the ballgame. He’s due to go on a streak.

  76. Kosmo says:

    no obits quite yet

  77. Wheels says:

    That pitch was high.

  78. Dalek Jeter says:

    I will trade losing to John Lester all season if it means they’ll hit 4 homers off of Lackey the following game. I just hate his stupid ugly face.

  79. forensic says:

    They’ve been doing way too many spots with Meredith this season. The one inning last year was too much as it was, now they go to her almost every other inning. I can’t stand it.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      I’d rather get to be watching and seeing too much of Meredith than all the Suzyn Waldman any one person could take without going insane.

  80. nsalem says:

    Lead off walks with a 4 run lead suck especially when the meat of the order is coming up.

  81. Dalek Jeter says:

    Kuroda got really squeezed there on 2-0 and 3-0.

  82. Dalek Jeter says:

    Ugh, John just said it was an 8:00 game tomorrow. I cannot believe I have to choose between my friend’s weekly Game of Thrones viewing party and the Game. So disappointing.

    • Wheels says:

      I hate when ESPN intrudes.

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        Same…and even though I’m pretty sure it’s going to be next week because, Olenna Tyrell said the wedding is a fortnight away last week, there is a chance Joffrey’s wedding is tomorrow night.

  83. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Both Hiroki and Pineda showed how it’s done. I’m sick of excuses being made for CC – “Well, it’s a good lineup and 4 runs in 7 innings isn’t that bad from a $20 million man.” Hiroki and Pineda have shown that this lineup can be tamed and defeated without the offense bailing them out.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Kuroda’s final line: 6 (2/3) IP 4ER

      • forensic says:

        Shh, no facts allowed in Eddardworld.

        • Dalek Jeter says:

          I know. And you could say that Girardi left Kuroda in a batter or two too long…but in my mind you could say the same about CC last night. Leave him in after the first homer? Sure. After the squib hit by Papi? Okay. After the Napoli(i think) hit? Why??

  84. forensic says:

    Nava is a massively better hitter vs. righties than lefties and has great career numbers vs. Kuroda.

    I have no idea why Girardi left Kuroda in to face him instead of the lefty Thornton. It was pretty clear the Kuroda was beyond gassed.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      My guess is he’d been good all game, has been great early in the season the past two years, and there was a 4 run lead. Literal worst case scenario was Nava hits it out and it’s 6-4

      • Dalek Jeter says:

        With all that said…why in gods name is Thornton facing a righty???

        • vicki says:

          suzyn said (i double-checked) that napoli was 0 for 9 career against thornton.

          oh well.

          • Dalek Jeter says:

            Suzyn would also love an infield of Nix, Solarte, Nunez, and Sojo. I know that has nothing to do with anything but it was my immediate reaction to “Suzyn said.”

  85. forensic says:

    Wow, that seemed like it might’ve been a bit of a gift strike 3 there. Thank you!

  86. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Toss him, ump. Ump called that same pitch strike 3 on Dean Anna last inning.

  87. nsalem says:

    Dont like sticking with Thornton

  88. Tom says:

    Why is Thornton still in?

  89. forensic says:

    That’s fine, hit him. Thornton shouldn’t be pitching to him anyway with 1st base open and a lefty on deck.

  90. forensic says:

    Ugh, well that didn’t work out like it should’ve.

  91. Dalek Jeter says:

    Can never make it easy. Huge test for Betances here though.

  92. hogsmog says:

    woah woah woah why is thornton staying in

  93. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Nice job LOOGY and what the hell is Girardi doing shifting all the time? They also had a play at 3rd and Soley dropped it. So much went wrong. I’d bring in Warren for an inning and 1/3rd to bail us out.

  94. forensic says:

    Please be the good Dellin, please be the good Dellin…

  95. Karl Krawfid says:

    You couldn’t have brought Betances in to face Napoli?

  96. Dalek Jeter says:

    Hahaha fuck you Mike Carp.

  97. Yankeefan91 says:

    i hate the shift with bases loaded.

  98. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Mike Carp stealing with 2 men on down by 2 runs? Farrel’s asleep at the wheel.

  99. Wheels says:

    McCann!

  100. mustang says:

    YES that’s stupid

  101. nsalem says:

    Thank You Carp.

  102. Tom says:

    The element of surprise… I’m sure it surprised the shit out of Farrell!

  103. Dropped Third says:

    Anna and roberts suck. Cant see them lasting all year.

    • forensic says:

      I don’t think they expected Anna to last all year. Them saying he’s taking Ryan’s spot to back-up Jeter tells me that he’s clearly the favorite to be sent down whenever Ryan starts playing again.

  104. forensic says:

    Speaking of the Royals, one of those errors was committed by Moose Tacos. He’s also hitting .094/.171/.125 on the season. What the hell happened to this kid. He was supposed to be terrific and instead he’s just getting worse.

  105. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Run Gardy!! FFsake.

  106. Dalek Jeter says:

    Gardner steal. Now. Robert’s is gonna give you like 7 pitches to do it with.

    Or Girardi can act like he’s still managing the Marlins. Sigh.

    • forensic says:

      Sometimes it seems like he’s just mixed the worst of his two managerial situations. The small ball and bunts of the young NL Marlins with the constant resting and platooning of the old AL Yankees.

  107. Rolling Doughnut says:

    Don’t like the bunt there. Rather see Gardner pick a pitch and go.

  108. Gardner got a 5-yr deal. No need to steal anymore. Nice job, Cashmoneyman.

  109. Tom says:

    Bunting up two runs.

    If this is a good play the guy you chose to get the 2nd most AB’s in the lineup that day is probably not the right choice.

    You open up a free base for the 3-4-5 hitters and the opposing manager can match-up.

  110. forensic says:

    Juuuuusssst a bit outside.

  111. Tom says:

    Double steal here!

  112. Dalek Jeter says:

    DOUBLE STEAL GO DO IT

  113. mustang says:

    That not fair good pitch to Beltran

  114. pat says:

    I understand not going with 2 strikes, but come on BG

  115. Tom says:

    Is someone unavailable today? (Warren/Kelley)

  116. forensic says:

    Nice Anna. I can’t help but think that grounder goes right pastadivingjeter.

  117. pat says:

    Warren loves that changeup. As do I.

  118. vicki says:

    home-grown a-war.

  119. forensic says:

    Very nice Warren! Just one more very scary Kelley inning left, as he’ll have to turn over the lineup.

  120. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Adam Warren looks like he’s been doing this for a decade. We have so much young talent in that pen and one of those guys could join Hiroki, Pineda, Nova and Tanaka in the rotation to make it the best in baseball.

  121. BigBlueAL says:

    Id leave Warren in to pitch the 9th.

    • forensic says:

      I’d like it, but no way Girardi does it.

      • forensic says:

        Well, given what’s happened so far, I’ll say there’s a chance he does it if they make it a non-save situation for Kelley.

    • nsalem says:

      agreed he’s the hot hand right now and we need this game big time.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

        You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to get through while Robertson’s gone. If it means some old-school saves and not having the guy available the next day, then do it.

        Warren is looking like quite the revelation this season thus far.

    • pat says:

      I was just thinking the same thing. Straight back to the old days of relieving. Goose would be proud.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      but I need validation/vindication for picking up Kelley…just one save that’s all I want.

      • vicki says:

        i read through the comments in that link you posted to havok’s first prussia reference. we were wondering if a six run lead was kelley-proof. i’d forgotten that side of him.

  122. Dalek Jeter says:

    KJ!!!!!!!!

  123. forensic says:

    Yeah Johnson!

    mustang, I won’t even say anything. ;-)

  124. Tom says:

    Coney… with the eery unintentional foreshadowing.

    • Mikhel says:

      Cone loves stats and sometimes I think he is matching up scouting reports of players and pitchers to “foreshadow” what could happen, for example: a good fastball hitter who pulls the ball hard facing a mostly fastball pitcher with not a lot of movement, it could result in a K but most likely the hitter has the advantage. Him being a pitcher really helps him… I think, but I could be wrong.

  125. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Kelly leading the club in HRs!

  126. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Just when everyone wrote of Soley he’s came through with a 2 hit day. He’s here to stay, folks. It’s Brian Roberts who does nothing and needs to go when Ryan returns.

    • Mikhel says:

      And even Ryan shouldn’t be considered as a sure thing, the guy can not hit, his fielding is good, but I’d rather have an infielder with good (not excellent defense like Ryan’s) who can get on base above league average, with a batting average superior to a pitcher’s BA.

  127. nsalem says:

    Bend My Johnson!!!!

  128. mustang says:

    Kelly Johnson making mustang pay.

    LOL

  129. pat says:

    KELLY SMASH

  130. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    Soley and Anna bringin up the rear! Joe better PH for Roberts, he’s an automatic out.

  131. pat says:

    We have so many goddamn non-descript white LHB. Can never tell the difference between Johnson, Anna, or Roberts.

    • Dalek Jeter says:

      Roberts is a switch hitter, so he’s the non-descript white guy who bats right handed on occasion.

      • Mikhel says:

        That’s what confuses me most, once I think I know who’s batting, in comes a non-descript white guy batting RH and I don’t know who the hell is now hahaha.

    • forensic says:

      I thought with Beltran, Soriano, and Solarte that they’d be past the ‘generic white guys’ phase of last year. I guess all the other guys like Roberts, Ellsbury, McCann, and Anna just counteract all of that though.

  132. Dalek Jeter says:

    Well done by Mr. AAAAnna.

  133. forensic says:

    Wow, how is he possibly safe?

  134. Captain Turbohiro Tanaka says:

    Bad call there.

  135. forensic says:

    Yuck Gardy.

    Come on Roberts! You REALLY need a hit.

  136. pat says:

    Damn. That’s an out.

  137. Tom says:

    Yeah replay? Maybe it was the neighborhood play**?

    ** By neighborhood play I mean the folks doing the review at MLBAM are actually at the neighborhood bar for happy hour.

  138. CashmanNinja says:

    I hate the Red Sox as much as anyone…but how could they call him safe?

  139. Dean of Swing does it again.

  140. Jag says:

    They called him safe since that happens all the time probably and didn’t want to create a mess. Difference between time out called, etc etc

    He was out according to the rules, but those little plays like that would have created a replay mess if they overturned it.

    • Mikhel says:

      what waas the play? I am on vacations in a Baja Calif. beach in México and my connection is not as good so as to watch the game online.

      • 28 this year says:

        Anna hit a double, beat the throw by a lot but bogart shelf the tag on him, Anna’s foot (slid head first) came off the bag by an inch well after the play and so technically he was out

        • Mikhel says:

          ooow I see, thanks. With this new replay rules I don’t know if it can be reviewed.

          I hate it when it happens against “us”, he should have been called out.

    • forensic says:

      Sliding past the bag happens all the time too, and they’d call him out on that. He has to be called out there. A guy stealing 2nd calls time before getting back to his feet for that very reason, it’s essentially the same thing.

  141. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    When Teixera returns it should be -

    1B Teixera
    2B Solarte
    SS Jeter
    3B Kelly

    Roberts shouldn’t be anywhere near the lineup, let alone hitting 2nd. But he takes a lot of pitches! He has Ben Francisco like numbers right now.

    • Mikhel says:

      Right now I have a lot of doubts about Teix’s fielding, the guy seemed “lost” in the first few games, a couple of mistakes here and there on top of his actual errors. I hope is all due to inactivity.

    • mustang says:

      I can live with this.

  142. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    I liked the safe call. Anna clearly beat the throw by a mile and was safe. Just because his foot came up for an instant during the slide shouldn’t mean he’s called out. Same as the neighborhood play.

    • Mikhel says:

      I think that any neighborhood play should be liable to review, if a guy was not out in those plays, he should be called safe like it is instead of giving free outs to an infielder who didn’t touch a base (a runner who misses a base is not called “safe because he was in the neighborhood of the base”).

  143. forensic says:

    Fingernail biting time, even with a 3 run lead.

  144. Tom says:

    Huge out there – wanted no part of Ortiz potentially coming up as the tying run.

  145. vicki says:

    okay, get greedy.

  146. forensic says:

    Good job Kelley.

    Great win! Assures at least a split of the series and hopefully really gets the middle of the order going at the same time.

  147. Mikhel says:

    Nice!!!

  148. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    We play for Prussia, we win for Prussia. A VERY nice win.

  149. Captain Turbohiro Tanaka says:

    Nice win!

  150. mustang says:

    Big game since Nova on ESPN Sunday night game just doesn’t scream WIN.

  151. Lukaszek says:

    Great game, the power stroke is back on!

  152. TheRealGreg says:

    Ironic that the only thing Roberts hasn’t done is gotten hurt.

    Good victory for the Yankees, guarantees at least a split of the series.

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