Apr
24

Game 22: End of the Trip

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(Jared Wickerham/Getty)

These last two games have been polar opposites. Almost everything went right in Tuesday’s win and then almost everything went wrong in last night’s loss. I guess I shouldn’t expect any differently from these two teams. The Yankees have split the first six games of this seven-game trip through Tampa and Boston, so tonight’s road trip finale is the difference between an okay trip and a meh trip.

Thanks to Michael Pineda‘s pine tar related suspension, the Yankees will play the next ten games with a 24-man roster. They made a series of roster moves this afternoon and appear to be going with a three-man bench and a full seven-man bullpen for the time being. That makes sense. The bullpen was worked hard last night because of Pineda’s early ejection and you’d rather run out of position players than pitchers if push comes to shove. Here is the Red Sox lineup (Shane Victorino was activated off the DL) and here is the Yankees lineup:

  1. CF Jacoby Ellsbury
  2. SS Derek Jeter
  3. RF Carlos Beltran
  4. DH Alfonso Soriano
  5. 1B Mark Teixeira
  6. C Brian McCann
  7. LF Brett Gardner
  8. 2B Brian Roberts
  9. 3B Yangervis Solarte
    LHP CC Sabathia

Like last night, it is cool, cloudy, and very windy in Boston. No rain though, and that’s the most important thing. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm ET and you can watch the game on YES locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Notes: In case you missed it earlier, Ivan Nova will indeed have Tommy John surgery. He has been transferred to the 60-day DL … righties Shane Greene and Bruce Billings were called up while righty Preston Claiborne and infielder Dean Anna were sent down.

Categories : Game Threads
  • RetroRob

    I knew Billings would show up at some point. Didn’t expect him this early.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Drinking game, drink every time an announcer says “pine tar,” “suspension,” or “Michael Pineda,” chug for the amount of seconds it appears on the screen when they show the photo of Pineda’s neck from last night or his hand from last week, and finish your drink if they show the video.

    • Dalek Jeter

      It’s called “Shitfaced and Out of Beer By 2nd Inning.”

      • The Guns of Navarone

        LOL yeah… I only have a case of beer. Not nearly enough.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Fuckin’ alky.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I do not confirm or deny.

        • The Other Matt

          Sounds like me. Good answer.

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            He’s not fooling me.

          • vicki

            alcoholists. we’re alcoholists.

    • Mr. Roth

      lol Seems like a fancy way to kill yourself.

    • Mikhel

      I’ll end up better preserved than a museum specimen.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Amazing how much less confident I feel than I did just 24 hours ago.

    Baseball, ye doth be a fickle mistress.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Very up and down April. Lots of good wins and ugly losses.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    A win tonight would really help take the sting out of last night. Gotta hope the bats continue their Jekyll and Hyde act and show up tonight after last night’s debacle. They’ll need offense tonight because I have very little confidence in CC.

  • LarryM Fl

    Winning 4 of 7 from Tampa and the Red Sox would be very nice. Winning three of seven ok but disappointing. Tonight’s a new game with a new script. Hopefully a Yankee win is written.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    CC’s gotta step up tonight and show that he can beat the Sox. I fully expect the offense to stake him a lead and he has to make it stick.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Dieses Spiel gewinnen wir für die große Königreich Preußen und für seine Gnade, König Friedrich der Große.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      totally

    • Prussian General Jordan Brink

      PRUSSIA…….F#CK YEAH!

      (Sung to “Team America World Police” theme song)

    • Dalek Jeter

      Just realized, I didn’t put the translation, We win this game for the great Kingdom of Prussia and for his Grace, King Frederick The Great!

    • lightSABR

      Für seine Majestät, König Friedrich den Großen.

      Big moment for RAB tonight – now somebody’s grammar has been corrected in German. Also his incorrect style for Frederick – Frederick claimed the style “his majesty,” not “his grace” – just to show that I really do have way too much time on my hands.

      • Havok9120

        I’ve always liked you lightSABR.

        Stepping in for me like that while I’m away at a party and upholding the meme?

        You, sir, are Good People.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    Yea, those Grand Prospect Hall commercials have become the local commercial that I absolutely loathe for this year.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Come on by. It’s about a 20-minute walk from me.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Why would I be there? Why would I walk to your house?

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Yeah at least offer to have a limo sent for him. This isn’t the damn dark ages.

          • The Other Matt

            He’s a Steinbrenner, he should be able to afford it.

    • IamtheWalrus

      6666666 is mine. No question. For some reason I can’t help but watch the dude in the white shirt get every single lyric wrong. It’s like he had never heard that dang jingle before.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Good choice.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    We play for Prussia. We win for the silly kid with the crap on his neck.

    • vicki

      hear, hear.

  • The Other Matt

    Something tells me that Victorino will be a pain in the ass tonight.

    • WhittakerWalt

      Agreed.

    • nycsportzfan

      Something tells me, CC’s gonna give us distance and quality tonight. I say Yanks win this one, and never relinquish the lead all game.

      • The Other Matt

        Although I would like to, I don’t know if I can agree with you wholeheartedly there. I had CC pegged for a line of 6.1 IP with 4 ER, coming into tonight. We’ll see though. Stay away from the long ball and he should be fine though, and continue to not walk anyone.

        • nycsportzfan

          So far, just as planned. CC doing his part, and Yanks taking lead, and never relinquishing it. Albeit, its still only the 6th inning.

          I get where you were coming from though Matt.

          • The Other Matt

            I give you credit, he was pretty good tonight. Aside from the walks, he did a real good job. Strikeouts and ground balls. Can’t ask for much more. I’m happy to admit that I underestimated CC tonight.

  • Art Vandelay

    how did they get that photo of jeter? GET THAT CAMERA OUT OF THE TUNNEL !!!

  • Lonn Trost’s Press Secretary

    Geez. Check out the guy in green sweatshirt behind the plate. YIKES

    • Dale Mohorcic

      Isn’t that Guy Frieri?

  • WhittakerWalt

    Guhh, the weak grounders are back.

  • King George

    I know I’ll be called an idiot because I’ve been on this board for a long while, but what is the Prussia meaning? I’ve always seen it…I just don’t like being the guy to laugh at inside jokes!

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Ur n idito.

      Sorry, that’s another internet joke.

      It’s something that regular poster Havok started last year. If he shows up, he could explain it better.

      • Winter

        H was studying Prussia one night and said it. The Yankees won that night, and re next couple of time he said it, so it stuck.

    • Dalek Jeter

      It’s a meme that started early last season. The Yankees seemingly did well when we dedicated games to Prussia after a game where Havok compared the underdog 2013 Yankees to the Prussian army in the Franco-Prussian war. We have since gotten more and more intricate, and if you go back and look at games this season when we haven’t mentioned Prussia or have been lazy about it, we have lost. Who are we to argue with the Baseball Gods.

  • WhittakerWalt

    He’s booted that bad-hop grounder like he’s been doing it his whole life.

    • Tom

      Dammit! Beat me to it!

      Has the official scorer been let go yet? He does know that’s a “hit” in Fenway. Bogaerts stats as a rookie trumps Doubront’s stats – duh!

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    I proclaim that every Yankees game should start this way.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Nice. Get hot Sori.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    Nice way to start, Sori.

  • The Other Matt

    Soriano has had some nice swings of late, when he hasn’t swung at balls in the other batter’s box.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    SORI! AND THERE’S CC’S LEAD.

  • nycsportzfan

    Like I said last night, were pretty good against Doubrount, and I figured we’d take care of business tonight and take the series. Doubrount isn’t anything special.

  • nycsportzfan

    Sori driving in runs, like he do!

  • Giancarlo Murphy

    Looks like Doubront could use some sort of substance to give himself a better grip.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    This is the Doubront I know and love. He’s their Ivan Nova.

  • Prussian General Jordan Brink

    Derek…..you alright?

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    Is it me or did CC put a few pounds back on?

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I would say yes

    • Tom

      It’s probably the bag of pinetar in his back pocket.

      Too soon?

      • Giancarlo Murphy

        Maple syrup.

    • The Other Matt

      Now that you mention it, his uniform does seem to look a bit more filled out since the beginning of ST. Could be the long sleeve shirt underneath. Idk.

    • King George

      He told Millar and Rose yesterday on MLBN that he has abandoned his diet now that the season has started. Might explain some of that apparent gain.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Housing Captain Crunch like the stuff of legends.

      • The Other Matt

        He was on Intentional Talk ?

        • King George

          Yes. Sorry, I said yesterday but it was on the first game of the series (Tuesday).

          • The Other Matt

            Oh ok. I’m kind of disappointed I missed it. I like the laid back, laughable atmosphere that they have with the players when they interview them. The rest of the show really doesn’t tickle my fancy all that much.

  • King George

    Damn, should have used pine tar CC!

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Fine

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    I thought CC might get retaliation for what transpired yesterday. I applaud him for standing up for the club.

    • Prussian General Jordan Brink

      That’s not retaliation.

      An 0-2 pitch

  • nsalem

    3rd time Ortiz has been hit since beginning of 2011

    • The Guns of Navarone

      By the Yankees? Can’t be the total number.

      • Tom

        He’s been hit 3 times in 198 games against the Yankees.

        A big deal of it was made several years ago when they had never hit him. Which led to him getting plunked that series and him bitching to the press abut bringing it up.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Oh sure I remember that. That guys is such a clown for so many reasons.

        • WhittakerWalt

          I think he should get hit once for every time he’s hot-dogged it after hitting a homer. Tit for tat.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wrigley is the obvious answer for me.

  • The Other Matt

    Nice to see Brett Gardner actually work a walk for all the times he just goes up to the plate and looks at pitches.

  • vicki

    yay stupid future former transfer rule!!

  • King George

    Transfer rule helps us out. Ok.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Haha

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Doubront is all over the place. Need to take advantage.

  • Mykey

    Wow, that rule change is just so terrible.

  • Luisergi

    Give Gardner the steal sign for christ sake! he won’t do it alone.

    • Luisergi

      Or, you know, that. I’ll take it this time

  • WhittakerWalt

    This transfer rule is a pile of suck.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    YES! The old transfer rule benefits us this time.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    YEEEESSSSSS! Doubront’s not long for this game.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I hope they keep him in for a long time, actually.

  • Lonn Trost’s Press Secretary

    Who is the shmuck who came up with this transfer rule?

  • Mykey

    Solarte’s back everybody!

  • King George

    Never nervous…

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    Is Solarte’s bat back?

  • nsalem

    The boys back on track.

  • Prussian General Jordan Brink

    SOOOO-LAAAAR-TEEEEEE!!!!

    Good plate appearance as well.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Lil’ Abner reference by Old Man Sterling. He’s got his finger on the pulse.

  • nsalem

    Guns
    3 times since 2011 all games not just yankees
    http://www.baseball-reference......da01.shtml

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Wow that’s just… that’s nuts.

      Especially when I looked at last year’s leaders and saw Choo got plunked 26 times haha

  • PFOJ

    Man, it didn’t matter but the route Gomes took there was awful.

  • The Other Matt

    Impressive AB there by Solarte. Took some pitches, fouled off a few pitches, and comes away with a two run double. Nice to see him get around on a pitch batting right handed, where he hasn’t really swung the bat all that well. Trying to figure out if had to do with facing Jon Lester twice, or if he really isn’t as good a hitter righty as he is lefty.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Yangervitude back yo workin ABs

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      *to, not “yo”

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

        Ok, yo too.

    • vicki

      his fans are gerverts. my coinage.

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

        Indeed. He bonds them into gervitude

  • MP

    HELL of an AB by Solarte, and the YES booth paying no attention at all. On 3-2, fouled off a fastball, a curve, and a cutter before the double.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Solarte battling here. He could hit a base knock and some RBIS.

  • No 2013 again

    Solarte! Welcome back buddy!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    YES! YES! SOLARTE IS BACK!!!!!!!!!

  • mustang

    SOLAR !!!!!

    All needed was day off

    BABY!!!!

    • Chip Rodriguez

      lengthy at bat too. I like the rook’s patience.

      • mustang

        People were looking for the dream to end not counting the fact that the kids played all 19 games before having a yesterday off.

        • Chip Rodriguez

          BUT HE STRUCK OUT THREE TIMES IN A GAME! SIRENS! WAILS OF AGONY!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Boston scorer says…..

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Get this run in!!! Doubront has absolutely nothing tonight.

  • Tom

    Not great but alright bey Ellsbury.

    Jeter needs to get this run home.

    • Tom

      Oof.. yeah this keyboard is getting slick. Time for some rosin.

  • The Other Matt

    Guy in the stands near where the ball bounced in, when Napoli was trying to catch it, looked kind of like Derek Lowe.

  • Mykey

    Wait, what?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Come one Beltran, let’s pile on early! Plus, you need to celebrate your Birthday!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Joe gonna win another challenge. Solarte will score. Keep pouring it on.

  • CashmanNinja

    The fact that the ball was able to go THAT far back should prove to the naked eye that it didn’t hit Beltran. It wouldn’t be possible for it to ricochet like that if it hit Beltran on the foot.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Although replay takes forever sometimes, I’m so glad it’s part of the game now. These ups man… You wonder how they can honk up so many calls.

  • King George

    These umpires sometimes make some seriously bizarre and, quite frankly, boneheaded calls. This wasn’t even close!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Are foul balls challengable?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Or HBP by for that matter?

  • PFOJ

    Not even sure what to cheer for here, free pass for Beltran isn’t bad either.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    What on earth can they be looking at?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Phil Cuzzi looks like F. Murray Abraham

    • WhittakerWalt

      PRACTICE!

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

        Omar Suarez!

    • The Other Matt

      It is a melancholy truth that even ….

  • No 2013 again

    All those calls being overturned are just more evidence that umpires suck at their jobs.

  • No 2013 again

    What an awful call… that should be reversed easily.

  • Tom

    I thought HBP was not reviewable? Or foul tips for that matter?

  • The Other Matt

    Excuse my french, but: How in the fuck could you presume that the pitch was foul tipped and/or a check swing? I need answers…

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Bad umpiring. It’s actually quite common.

      • The Other Matt

        A bit all too common. At least they got it right on the review. Well the people in New York did.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Yeah I’m waiting for when they review it and don’t get it right. Farrell whines a lot but if/when that happens to the Yanks I’ll be furious.

          • The Other Matt

            I’ve seen it happen a few times already. One that comes to mind is when the Yankees played in Toronto and Thole not only blocked the plate, but the runner (I believe McCann) looked to be safe from a certain angle.

            • The Guns of Navarone

              Yup I remember that. I think I remember that Girardi didn’t challenge the block of the plate and that’s why he wasn’t called safe… or something like that.

              • The Other Matt

                Exactly. He challenged one but not the other.

                • forensic

                  Nope. A challenge covers all portions of a play. The manager doesn’t say what part he’s challenging. He just challenges and the review looks at everything involved in it.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I think that was more Michael not knowing what was going on to say “foul tip.”

      • The Other Matt

        Ironically, after I wrote what I did, initially, that dawned on me.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Silly us to think that the play by play guy would know what happened on exactly the previous pitch, right?

          • The Other Matt

            I don’t know man. You are talking about Michael Kay “The Orcacle” here.

          • forensic

            Why is everything about Kay being clueless? The Red Sox guys didn’t know if it was a foul tip or a HBP either.

            • Dalek Jeter

              Because Beltran hadn’t even lifted the bat from his shoulder.

              • forensic

                Well, I didn’t see the pitch so I can’t speculate. But, you can still have a foul tip without the bat moving from your shoulder. And, they’re just trying to interpret what the umpires were doing and calling. That involved both runners going back and Beltran still standing at the plate, so it’s fair to figure based on that that a foul tip was called.

  • Tom

    Regardless of the outcome, there is one certainty:

    John Farrell will not think it’s fair (unless they rule a double play somehow)

  • nsalem

    That should not have taken so long.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      Eh, right call was made in the end. I’ll take it. (and the 4-0)

  • nsalem

    We need all the runs we can get. Have a feeling this is going to be a long and high scoring game. Hope I’m wrong.

  • Mick taylor

    Luv instant replay.it means umpscannot screw yankslike on Beltran playBeltran will get hit in this game in retaliation for mrpeds ortiz hit by pitch.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I recognize some of these words!

    • Mr. Roth

      That’s the 3rd time EVER that Ortiz has been hit by a Yankee pitcher.

      I’m hoping this is the season that we at least double that number.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        And all three need to be thrown by Betances. Like a Joba/Youkilis thing. Just throw at him every time you face him.

        • Mr. Roth

          Or Big Mike on a cold day when he doesn’t have a good grip…

      • Dalek Jeter

        I get why people want to see Ortiz hit, make him uncomfortable, makes you feel good, whatever…but I don’t like giving away baserunners. Especially to face the opposing team’s 4 or 5 hole hitter.

        • Mr. Roth

          I want him hit at the right times. Late in games that are blowouts, situations that you might consider intentionally walking him, etc…

  • nsalem

    45 minutes and 9 outs recorded.

    • Dalek Jeter

      You mean “Yankee/Red Sox games?”

  • No 2013 again

    4-run lead and Sabathia walks the leadoff guy. That’s pathetic.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Man, CC can’t even crack 88 on his fastball. And I don’t think that’s his two-seamer either. I haven’t seen him throw a pitch harder than 88mph.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I think I saw a 90 in the first inning, could be wrong though.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Yup there it was on that pitch, 90mph. Crisis over.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    I know what you’re thinking, David Ross. Don’t do it. Don’t you dare.

  • Dalek Jeter

    TEX MESSAGE!

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Yeah Teix!!! FREAKIN LOVE THAT GUY!!!

  • Tom

    Nice!

  • The Other Matt

    Well that answers the question Mike asked, and answered for that matter, as to who would hit a home run first, Ellsury or Teixeira.

    • The Other Matt

      *Ellsbury

  • Kevin

    stellar commentating on that home run, Kay

  • Tom

    Nice job bouncing back… but he can’t be walking people in this park and expect to get away with it consistently.

  • Dalek Jeter

    If Gardner doesn’t steal here I may actually cry.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    TEIXERA HR! SSS….MICHAEL KAY WANTED TO SAY SEE YA BUT COULDN’T PULL THE TRIGGER.

  • Mykey

    Wait, they called that a hit?

    • forensic

      Waldling (Sterman?) sound very confused too.

      • Prussiand General Jordan Brink

        And this is a rare occurrence to you?

  • Tom

    “Infield single”

    I get the hometown scorer cooking the books for guys like Pedroia, but the opposing team too?

  • Mykey

    Golden sombrero yesterday, bomb today. It’s almost as if he bats better righty.

  • Dalek Jeter

    HE DID IT OH MY GOD HE STOLE A BASE!!!

  • The Other Matt

    Nice to see Gardner steal one. Without a throw even. *Slow Claps*

    • The Other Matt

      Fuck it. Standing Ovation!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Whee

  • King George

    Bats are alive and well today, ladies and gentlemen.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Luh Vin Git!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Serious question, when was Gardner’s last stolen base?

    • Mykey

      Look what you did now.

    • forensic

      April 6th. But it’s not like it’s just because he hasn’t been running. He’s hit .245/.259 BA/OBP since then, so he hasn’t been on base much to try anyway.

    • TheRealGreg

      About a second ago

      • Dalek Jeter

        Stupid nesting, I posted this before he stole, I swear.

        • TheRealGreg

          I know you did. I was having my fun. Gardner must have heard you.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      He had two during the second series in Toronto. I had to look it up. And he hadn’t been caught stealing either which backs up the observation that he’s not even attempting to steal.

    • Tom

      Apparently Gardner reads RAB real time and took offense to your implications!

    • Tom

      On a serious note it was the Toronto series. (game 6)

  • nsalem

    Brian’s really good the last couple of weeks. Hope he stays healthy

  • King George

    Gardner hasn’t stolen in a while. Now he’s just saying “F*** it”

  • Dalek Jeter

    2 STEALS IN ONE SEQUENCE?!

    • The Other Matt

      He won’t attempt another steal until the All-Star break now. LOL.

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    Killin’ it!

  • JGYank

    Tex homers and Gardy steals 2 bags. Happy now everyone?

    • JGYank

      Roberts threw in a single as well just for good measure.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      All is as it should be.

      • JGYank

        Considering we are about to put the RS further into the basement and increase our lead in the division I would agree. They just don’t have the same vibe as last year.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Not at all. And after a season where just about everything went their way it’s to be expected.

          • JGYank

            They lost Ells, Drew, and Salty. Combine that with the fact they should regress because they had good luck last year and guys like Ortiz and Uehara shouldn’t be as good this year, and they were bound to come back to earth. Thought they will still be pretty good though but they are better than they have played.

  • forensic

    Shocking news: Sterling and Waldman ‘REALLY like this team!’.

    • Mr. Roth

      The Red Sox? I always thought they were Yankee fans…who would have thought?

      • Mykey

        YCPB

  • forensic

    What happened? Sterling said they were making the pitching change, but then nothing happened.

  • Mr. Roth

    Slowly but surely Brian Roberts will pull his numbers up to a respectable level. The guy is seeing the ball way too well to not hit all year.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Yeah I agree. With the ABs he puts together day in and day out you figure all he needs is his health a little bit of luck

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    “Ok, A-Rod. We’ll keep you around for 2015 if you split your paycheck with Yangervis.”

  • Get Phelps Up

    This is beautiful.

  • mustang

    Wow!!!!

    There Defense is horrible !!

    Do you miss Jacoby Ellsbury?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Wheeeeee

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      ***raspberry***

  • King George

    Getting ugly.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Woot!!! Love when Bad Doubront shows up.

  • Tom

    Awesome!

    Keep pilling this shit on! Ellsbury needs to take 3rd now… just because he can!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Lineup really showed what it can do when fully healthy. Teix with the added power, Sori with the double, Solarte contributing from the 9 hole. Speed on the base paths. Great ballgame after last night’s debacle.

  • nsalem

    I still don’t see this game as a lock to win. I hope they keep on scoring. Game is on pace to being close to 5 hours (which probably won’t happen)

    • The Other Matt

      Very true.

  • nsalem

    Bradley is having a really bad series defensively. He looked bad on Tuesday when he lost his balance 3 different times.

    • Widget

      It’s because he’s not a very good player. Just an over hyped Red Sox prospect.

      • forensic

        I don’t usually buy into all that stuff, but I actually do think he’s a result of it. I don’t see much in his history that screams great (or maybe even good) big leaguer to me.

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

          But, but, he was the first Red Sox to go 0-3 with 2 walks and an RBI in his MLB debut!

          That’s historic, man!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    The commentary has devolved.

    • nsalem

      They never even mentioned Pedroia walking and how bad that is with a 7 run lead.

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

        Nooks and crannies and General Hospital…

  • The Other Matt

    I love David Cone’s personality on the telecast. And Paul O’Neill when he is in the booth, as well.

    • Mykey

      Kenny, Paulie and David is my favorite booth. A rare treat though.

      • The Other Matt

        Kenny Singleton is also a joy to listen to, as well. His intellect of the game is enjoyable, and his stories which he shares are also a treat, as he doesn’t do it too much to bear.

  • http://linesinmyhead.blogspot.com Charles R.

    THIS team though. Fuck the haters!

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Ball 3. Yep.

  • Johnny

    Gotta love Joe Maddon’s tweet: “I’m in favor of legalizing pine tar, but it’s usage may have to begin with the Rockies and Mariners.”

    • The Guns of Navarone

      He’s such a great manager. Funny too. I like reading about all the crazy stuff he does in the clubhouse.

      • Deep Thoughts

        Yes, it’s funny because both those teams get smoked on a regular basis.

        http://www.rimshot.com

  • Mykey

    It feels like it’s been at least half an hour since the booth talked about something that’s happening in the game.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    That was a God-awful ball 3 called to Pedroia.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    CC getting screwed with ball/strike calls this inning.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Shut up pink hats.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Pedroia can do his hop into oncoming traffic for all I care

  • Dalek Jeter

    There goes the No-no. lol

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Just don’t hang that slider CC. Need to limit the damage. Don’t want to watch him cruise along and then a walk here a hit there and then BAM

  • ALZ

    meh. they ahead by 6 still. Just try get innings, and prevent the big innings, a run here and there won’t kill them.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Too bad Ells doesn’t have that accurate of an arm, if that ball is on the plate it’s a bang bang play.

  • JGYank

    I hate 0-2 hits.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Carlos looks angry in that freeze frame

  • No 2013 again

    0-2 pitch down the middle.. CC is still mediocre

    • TheRealGreg

      So?

      Did you expect different?

  • Mykey

    Wow, what a strange looking man by Beltran as he almost got that foul ball.

  • The Other Matt

    Good play by Jeter to chase Victorino back to the bag.

  • Dalek Jeter

    That’s all you get CC. Slam the door here please.

  • Tom

    Damn lead off walk… two innings in a row.

    You just can’t do it in this park with a big lead. Even if Ratboy hits a popup over the Monster you have to make him hit his way on. He got away with it last inning and it burned him this inning.

    • TheRealGreg

      TO be fair, he got a little squeezed in that inning

  • TheRealGreg

    Crappy 0-2 pitch.

  • Mykey

    So, potentially stupid question coming up here; when a pitcher loses velocity on his fastball like CC, does he try to alter his change up by slowing it down a couple MPH to maintain the separation in velocity? Is that possible/difficult to accomplish?

    • Dalek Jeter

      I would imagine that he’d try…but I know nothing about the biomechanics of pitching, so I have no idea if it’s possible.

    • Axis of Mike

      I think it’s a good question, and I’d guess that it’d be not too hard to do, but IMHO, CC needs to develop a big slow curveball to be effective again. If he doesn’t figure something out he’s gonna become a millstone for the Yanks.

  • Axis of Mike

    Hopefully it doesn’t mean much for this game, but that 0-2 pitch really didn’t help the argument much for CC. Even a rookie pitcher would’ve probably wasted a couple to see if they could get a swing and miss. What he was trying to do I can’t say but he’s gonna need this kinda run support if he keeps doing that against good hitters. Sheesh.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Three walks and two runs on 64 pitches in three innings. If it was 2-0 Red Sox right now…

  • nsalem

    yaz

    • Dalek Jeter

      My guess too.

      • Dalek Jeter

        If not Yaz, it’s the midget.

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    And don’t count out Solarte for ROY, Michael.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I will bet you my entire life and soul that Solarte will not finish in the top 5 for ROY voting.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Keep swinging beet-chez!

  • Dalek Jeter

    CC cruises for 2 2/3rds, not one word.

    1 bad 0-2 pitch? Everybody freaks the fuck out.

    • Axis of Mike

      Logically, why would there be one word when he’s cruising? I made a comment and, while I typed it, didn’t feel freaked out, but your point is taken. Mine was that the Sox can score runs fast, especially if you pitch like that to them, that is all.

      • Dalek Jeter

        It’s a valid point. My comment was more aimed at “no 2013 again” types who literally show up when a player they dislike or the team in general is struggling then immediately disappear as soon as that changes.

        • No 2013 again

          When has he been cruising? Maybe you are not watching the game. He hasn’t been “cruising” since 2012.

          • Dalek Jeter

            Through the first 2 2/3rds while guys where swinging and missing left and right and he was inducing weak contact and the baserunners were 2 walks on close pitches and a HBP.

    • No 2013 again

      He has walked 3, hit a batter and allowed 2 doubles in 3 innings. He’s hardly “cruising”

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Abreu will be ROY

    • The Other Matt

      I was waiting for them to add his name to the discussion.

  • No 2013 again

    The Yankees should strongly consider platooning Tex and KJ. Tex is worthless as a LHB.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      They won’t do that because the Yankees aren’t reactionary like you to pull a panic move after a few at bats in April.

      • No 2013 again

        I hope he improves, but I don’t think it’s likely considering his age and the increased shifts.

    • Axis of Mike

      No, I want that man at 1B! Let him just bat rightie all the time, whatever.

  • Tom

    Bottom of the order, CC needs a quick inning here.

  • nsalem

    wow 91mph

  • Axis of Mike

    I hope this offense stays hot, and that Vidal Nuno or some young pitcher emerges to save our bacon while Big Knucklehead cools his heels.

  • TheRealGreg

    CC is getting nothing borderline. He needs that now.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Is Cuzzi going to flinch at every CC offering and “almost” call strikes?

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Don’t eyeball fuck CC or he’ll thump your skull for you

    • King George

      Yeah, wtf was that? Bradley is a fringe player in his second year (actually, he didn’t even play all of last year). Chill out.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Especially an 87mph two-seamer that got you right on the numbers. Textbook HBP. Definitely needs to chill.

  • Axis of Mike

    My girlfriend asked how old Fenway is. I hadda look it up. 1912. Geez…

  • Dalek Jeter

    Moar Runs plz?

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    That’s the second time Pedroia struck out looking tonight!

    Oh, wait.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC is turning into a bigger blacker Andy Pettitte and i’m fucking excited.

    • Dalek Jeter

      The image in my head is making me laugh.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I would love it if he truly did learn a cutter and become comfortable enough to feature it as a go to pitch.

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      I laughed at black”er”

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Phil Cuzzi…

  • Dalek Jeter

    This strike zone is upsetting me. It’s been moving around all night.

    • nsalem

      Maybe it’s the beer.

    • marechal

      That second strike to Solarte was bad.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      The strike zone seems to confuse Phil Cuzzi as much as it upsets you.

  • nsalem

    Why should the Yankees consider platooning Tex and KJ??? Tex OPS righties in 2012 which wqas his worst year was .770. Johnson has been anywhere near that number since 2010. Tex at his worst is a better hitter than Johnson. If you include the differences in their defense your points are very off base.

  • No 2013 again

    Pedroia dives for everything. So unnecessary.

    • nsalem

      Sort of like your comments.

      • King George

        Whoa, come on now

        • nsalem

          Sorry that was nasty. I know CC’s having a hard time but the guys pitching a 2 hitter at Fenway. Suggesting that Tex should be platooning with Johnson is also off the wall. It was still nasty though apologies

  • ruralbob
  • Dalek Jeter

    Man, to be young, rich, relatively good looking, and a professional baseball player for the New York Yankees and live in NYC.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      He’s married. What a dumbass.

      • Dalek Jeter

        That makes it slightly less awesome. Still wouldn’t mind trading places with him, though.

    • ALZ

      As long as you hand out gift baskets.

  • Karl Krawfid

    We watched Moose do what CC is doing. Learning how to pitch with low velo. CC will be good.

    • Dalek Jeter

      It also took Moose well over a year to figure it out.

      • Karl Krawfid

        CC was learning all of last year.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Yup, hopefully he’s turning the corner, but I was just pointing out that it took Moose basically all of 2007 to figure it out, so IMO everybody jumping on CC (who threw harder and had less control than Moose at just about any point in their careers) are overreacting way to early.

          • Karl Krawfid

            Yep!

          • Dalek Jeter

            too early**

            sorry I’ve had more than one drink.

          • Axis of Mike

            Good point. Let’s wait to overreact!

      • Chip Rodriguez

        I hope CC did most of the figuring out in 2013.

  • Tom

    Nice inning. Should be able to get through 6innings now.

  • Karl Krawfid

    The Mccanimal with a hell of a frame job

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Nice to go thru 2,3,4 like that right there. That’s huge. Hopefully is will speed this game towards conclusion.

  • The Other Matt

    I just want to say thanks to Keith for all the beers, I mean, years. LMAO

  • nycsportzfan

    I missed the Tex blast, was it a drive?

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yeah off the bat, but its windy.

      • nycsportzfan

        Over the monster?

  • nycsportzfan

    CC continues his streak of striking out at least 6 in every start hes made so far. Not bad for no velocity, ey?

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Hell yeah. And he’s picked it up in the last three innings, too. Not bad considering Phil Cuzzi’s strikezone moves at will

      • nycsportzfan

        We’ve certainly seen some great pitching at times this yr. Tanaka, Pineda, Betances(crazy stuff!), and now CC pitching like Dandy Andy would. Good stuff.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Looking like Cliff Lee now.

    2 seamer in to freeze them.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Just needs to be a bit more economic. If he can get it so he’s ending 7IP with 106 pitches, that would be amazing.

  • nycsportzfan

    Dandy Andy, I mean CC pitching bad ass tonight!

  • Yangeddard Solarte

    Great outing for CC. Got us through 6 with a five run lead and now someone in the pen can mop it up.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    CC’s done a fine job.

    • Axis of Mike

      Round of applause. Good bullpen, please show up.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    McCann laughs at the shift, again.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Gardner’s just like “wait, that’s a ball this time? Okay?”

  • TheRealGreg

    Would you have Roberts bunt here?

  • nycsportzfan

    Yet another oppo field hit for Bri guy.

  • No 2013 again

    Love McCann going the other way. Hopefully opposing teams will stop shifting.

  • TWTR

    Shift that, baby.

  • mustang

    SOLAR!!!!!!

    where is forensic ????

    THE DREAM LIVES ON!!!

  • nycsportzfan

    5th error!!lol

  • The Guns of Navarone

    EXACTLY what this team needed

  • Dalek Jeter

    God, they’re worse than like the Bad News Bears out there.

  • nycsportzfan

    Holy shit, Solartes having some start to the yr.lol

  • Dalek Jeter

    Cap’n getting in! 2 more runs!

  • mustang

    JETER!!!!!!!!

    Weeeeee

    Where is the hitting streak at now?

    • Tom

      1

      • mustang

        Ok let start a new one

  • Holy Ghost

    Glad I started Solarte on my fantasy team tonight

    • nycsportzfan

      good move.

    • mustang

      Great move!!

      • nycsportzfan

        especially going against the lefty.

  • Dalek Jeter

    SOLO and ELLS blowing it open! Maybe squeeze one more inning out of CC then go to one of the guys we called up tonight to finish it up and give all of our key bullpen guys a night off.

    • ALZ

      cc already at 106 through 6, just pull him and throw Greene out there. Guy was a starter and they have a huge lead, who cares if he lets some runs in, it’s mopup duty.

  • nycsportzfan

    Tonight will help Solartes avg a bit from the right side.

    • The Other Matt

      Yes it will. Looking like maybe it’s Lester that gives him trouble from the right side more than anything. No shame in that. His at bats have looked a lot better here tonight than they did Tuesday.

  • Tom

    Have they just “Bruce Billings-proofed” this game?

  • Tom

    Nice! Day off did him some good apparently.

    I would say garbage time… but I don’t think there is such a thing in Fenway

    And the hits just keep on coming….

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    I usually find blowouts boring but I’m rather enjoying this.

    • ALZ

      Anytime they can shove another one down the RS I’ll take it.

      • BrianMcCannon

        You said it.

  • nycsportzfan

    Super stoked for Shane Greene now!!!lol Couldent of worked out more perfect!

  • nycsportzfan

    This team is a blast! When they’re bad, they are bad, but they sure do mix in some really good baseball in between.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Sox have 3 hits folks

  • The Other Matt

    Solarte and Jeter doing my fantasy team some justice. I’m loving it!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nice work by CC. 2 runs in 6 innings–at Fenway– and it’s the “new” CC. Not too shabby, I’d say.

    • ALZ

      He wasn’t great, but he certainly did get the job done.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    Keep piling it on!

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Love, love, love coming into Fenway and bullying the Red Sox.

  • Lukaszek

    REV UP THOSE RUNS, CAUSE I SURE AM HUNGRY FOR A BOSTON BLOWOUT

  • Tom

    I’m just not seeing good defensive SS watching Bogaerts play (albeit in limited time). I don’t think he’ll be bad, but it was made to sound like he was really good when he came up.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Nonsense. Only Yankees prospects are overrated.

    • ALZ

      Many evaporators said he would probably end up moving to 3B within a few years, because they expect him to outgrow it. He is a bat first prospect, but that is valuable at ss.

  • Roy Munson

    What is the history b/t CC and Jackie Bradley.?

    • Tom

      I was curious about that too… Was it Cone who just kind of dropped that comment and didn’t elaborate on it all?

    • The Guns of Navarone

      I don’t think there’s much of one. I can remember CC hit him once before. They’re trying to keep people tuned in during a blowout.

    • The Other Matt

      CC has seemed a bit perturbed by Bradley’s presence in the past. He did work some very tough at bats against in the opener last season, as David, Michael, and Leiter mentioned. I remember last season at the Stadium, when CC struck out Bradley he cursed at him as he walked off the mound, but not in his direction. And it wasn’t one of those pump myself up curses, it was go sit the fuck down type of moments. Furthermore, last series at the Stadium when CC struck him out, he called him, verbatim, “Sorry ass motherfucker.” So it does seem to me that Bradley gets under CC’s skin a little bit. Don’t mind it at all though him disliking Bradley, if that is the case.

      Here is the video from last time with him calling Bradley a punk ass MF

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5iQMQDawD0

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Oh shit… never mind what I said, then.

  • lightSABR

    Ladies and gentlemen, that was Xander Bogaerts, Rookie of the Year.

    • ALZ

      Snubbin Yangervis?

  • nycsportzfan

    Anyone have Yangervis Solarte being tied for team lead in RBI’s towards end of April?

  • ALZ

    This guy is sending nothing into the zone.

  • Holy Ghost

    What I like most about this Yankees team is their ability to score runs without hitting many homers. Very happy with the lineup so far…

  • lightSABR

    Not impressed with this ump’s strike zone.

    Also, Breslow has now thrown 40 pitches and gotten 2 outs.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      Breslow really looked uncomfortable out there. A tiny part of John Farrell must have thought it would be nice if his pitchers had something to help their grip in the cold.

      • lightSABR

        Cashman and Girardi said all the right things about not holding Pineda’s ejection against Boston against them – it’s a classy team I cheer for, and I like that.

        But if I saw a a hint a Boston pitcher had something on his hand, I’d be having the ump check him every freaking inning.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    I didn’t say weird! I said….not weird.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I cannot believe it’s only the 7th inning.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      We’re only 3 hours in, and it is Yankees/Sox.

  • nycsportzfan

    Who in the world didn’t see Twins signing of Hughes and Nolasco as a train wreck waiting to happen? Just so stupid.lol

    • ALZ

      His xFIP is 3.59.

      • The Guns of Navarone

        Jesus, grow some balls kid.

        As I sit here and do nothing with my life…

        • The Guns of Navarone

          Wrong reply

      • lightSABR

        And his FIP – which takes into account his homer-prone tendencies – is 3.98. I still stand by my prediction: the Twins’ deal with Hughes will go down as an underpay.

        • lightSABR

          Yikes. The guy has a .394 BABIP against, compared to a career .296 BABIP against. Yes, he’s definitely going to do better as the year goes on.

          • ALZ

            Right. His biggest problem was the HR tendencies which did not work in this park.

            • lightSABR

              His career home-road splits with the Yankees were ridiculous.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Kid probably still can’t feel his feet touching the ground.

  • ALZ

    Nice to see Greene finally.

  • TheRealGreg

    FFS Warren

    • TheRealGreg

      Sorry. Greene

  • Mikhel

    I wonder what Jeter told Greene that made him smile.

    Aaaaaaand another Jeter error vs Boston.

    • ALZ

      I’m bit surprised they didn’t take him out. The lead is huge, and the RS are pinch hitting for Ortiz.

      • Mikhel

        Not enough depth, they sent Anna to AAA in favour of a P.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Shane, I can’t abide you walking my nemesis, I need you to go walk down those dark stairs by Cesar Cabral. -CC Sabathia

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    There’s been a whole heaping lot of sloppy baseball tonight.

  • Dalek Jeter

    WHAT THE FUCK GUYS.

  • The Other Matt

    Jeter (in my Ferris Bueller’s Day Off voice)

  • Holy Ghost

    12-2 in the 7th inning. Why is Jeter still in the game?

    • TheRealGreg

      Dean Anna was sent down.

      • ALZ

        Yangervis has some experience at ss, these are the innings to get Jeter an hour or so off his feet.

    • Tom

      Probably because the Yankees have one backup IF on the roster.

      Short bench for the next 10 games with the Pineda stuff. One IF, one OF, one C. Probably will still see it in the OF with Ichiro, but Girardi’s probably going to not be doing much subbing for IF’s or you’ll have another chance at Beltran at 1st (or Muprhy at 3rd?)

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Come on guys. This kid doesn’t need bonehead shit play right now.

  • nsalem

    I wonder how many times in baseball history that 2 Shanes have faced each other.

    • Mikhel

      237 times, last time between NYY and Boston was Shane Spencer vs Shane Green.

      and i just made that up.

  • TheRealGreg

    Would not have brought in Greene this early.

    Maybe the 9th.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      And who did you want to waste this early in a 12-2 game?

      • TheRealGreg

        Warren was warmed up. Use him to get to the 8th, and then maybe put in Greene/

        This game isn’t over. Not in this ballpark.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          It absolutely makes sense to try to avoid using one of their best relievers for a second consecutive game with a 10-run lead.

        • ALZ

          They put in a pinch hitter for Ortiz. Seems Boston thought it was over too.

    • No 2013 again

      This is not on Girardi. The kid needs to be better (and Jeter can’t be this bad as well)

      • ALZ

        Breslow is a pretty good reliever and he couldn’t find the zone either. Could be nerves too.

        • No 2013 again

          It’s probably nerves. Also, Jeter didn’t help. He will be better.

  • nsalem

    Herrara has now Carroll Hardy in Boston History as a relative uknown PHing for an all time great.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Damnit Shane.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Breaking out the Coney perfect game footage. Love it.

  • TheRealGreg

    Why did Joe bring in him in the 7th. BRING HIM IN IN THE NINTH when the game is in hand.

    If we lose this game….

    • Mikhel

      In the 8th was ok to bring him in, with two relievers already warming up and CC pitching the 7th.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      Relax. D-Rob and Kelly are still available should God forbid it reach that point.

    • Yangeddard Solarte

      Two days ago you were content with a 4 run lead over Jon Lester. It’s 12-3. Even if they hit a GS it’d be well in hand. This game is over.

      • Mikhel

        The yanks made an amazing 9 run comeback on the redsox… but I feel like it wont happen this time.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      It was a 10-run lead. If they can’t trust him with a 10-run lead, he shouldn’t be on the roster.

    • Michahiro Pinaka

      Here we go again. You’re never happy are you?

      • Mikhel

        hahahahaha

    • Rolling Doughnut

      CC’s night was over, it’s a 10 run lead. What better time to bring the kid in?

  • The Other Matt

    Watch Shane Greene become the next good/great Yankees reliever. And one day we’ll think back to tonight, in Fenway, in a 12-2 game, when he couldn’t throw a strike to save his life, and had a ground ball out booted by the HOF Derek Jeter.

    • ALZ

      Breslow is a pretty good reliever, but had same problem.

  • TheRealGreg

    I have seen the Red Sox come back SO MANY times at Fenway.

    You heard the crowd beginning to rumble there. If that had fallen in, it would have gotten louder and louder.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Because crowd noise has effected the outcome of so many games.

      • Mikhel

        whaaat?? it doesn’t??

      • TheRealGreg

        It has unnerved teams. I’ve seen it.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          You’re unnerving me now Greg. Chill out. We got this.

          • TheRealGreg

            Well now that we tacked on another, we’re good.

        • Dalek Jeter

          I have seen it unnerve exactly 1 player in my entire life watching baseball, where it was absolute and unequivocal that it was the crowd that unnerved him and not the moment. And that took an entire crowd of 50,000 chanting his name in unison in a playoff game after he had missed most of the season due to injury. So even in the case of Johnny Cueto it wasn’t just crowd noise.

          • Mikhel

            Milton Bradley®?

          • TheRealGreg

            Wasn’t it the Fenway crowd who chanted at Wil Myers for missing a catch?

            • Dalek Jeter

              No, I was talking about Pirate fans chanting Cue-to last post season. I don’t follow how chanting at a guy after he misses a catch unnerves him. If they had chanted and then he had missed the catch? Maybe some argument. But after? That doesn’t mean anything

    • Michahiro Pinaka

      But what would the media say?!!?

      • TheRealGreg

        Well Kay just said that it was strange to PH Ortiz because the game wasn’t over.

        • Mikhel

          The rules state that you can only pinch hit once the game is over.

          #TheMichaelKayRules

        • Michahiro Pinaka

          Rhetorical, Greg..rhetorical.

        • Dalek Jeter

          The only way this game isn’t over is the fact that the home team needs to either have the lead after 24 outs or record 27 outs by rule.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Not from 10-runs down you haven’t.
      Going back to at least 1990 (too lazy to check further back), they haven’t managed more than a 7-run comeback.
      Perfectly reasonable to see a 10-run lead as safe and a possible opportunity to rest their better relievers.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Butterfield is only conservative when to compared to Robby “Fuck it send everybody always” Thompson.

    • BrianMcCannon

      I laughed.

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    I guess they’re trying to make it interesting.

  • ALZ

    Don’t freak out. They still have 7 run lead.

  • Tom

    Good job by Joe not waiting too long there. If they were down, maybe you leave Greene in and see if he can right the ship.

  • swizmo

    Can someone fill me in on the origins of the CC/JBJ beef? Been looking around online and only found the video of CC calling him a sorry ass motherfucker. CC doesn’t seem the type to show his teeth without being provoked. What did JBJ do?

    • Mikhel

      Maybe when Jackie Bradley Jr. debuted last season and had a Ciriaco-like streak against the Yankees. I remember CC yelling at him, but thats it.

  • Tom

    So Pierzynski is the defensive catcher on their team now?

  • Tom

    Keep booing Fenway… Ellbury seems to be quite unnerved by it!

  • No 2013 again

    Goddamn is this some sloppy baseball..

  • nycsportzfan

    4runs scored for BROB tonight. Hes getting hot.

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    I think I’ve seen more passed balls tonight than any other game.

    • Mikhel

      I guess you don’t remember the tandem of Leyritz/Stanley catching in different seasons for the NYY.

  • nycsportzfan

    Holy shit, they are warming up Carp.lol

  • ALZ

    Carp is warming up!

    • Mikhel

      Ichiro will bring the soy sauce… pun intended but a really reeeeaaaally bad one.

  • nycsportzfan

    Any chance we see DROB just to get a inn under his belt, in a pretty stress free game?

    • TheRealGreg

      Now that I would say no to.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      I was thinking the same thing. Hope Joe agrees.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Wouldn’t surprise me, but Warren likely being unavailable tomorrow might cause them to save DRob.

      • nycsportzfan

        Maybe they are starting to trust Betances more, and thats why they gave Warren more then a Inning?

        I think its a pretty good idea to bring in DROB here, because it lets his body loosen and gets the first game back jitters outta the way.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I don’t like that Warren was back out there. Give Betances a shot at back to back days, or let Billings pick up some innings before he’s put on the shelf to caddy Phelps.

  • lightSABR

    Sweet! Newbie fan admission: I’ve never watched a position player pitch before.

    • Mikhel

      dean anna last week

  • nsalem

    This should be fun

  • Tom

    Jackie Bradley Jr…

    Remember when he had an OPS early on around .900 and there were some thinking maybe something was clicking with him at the plate after his struggles last year?

    He now has an OPS under .600 (or has what is known as Grady Sizemore-itis).

  • TheRealGreg

    McCann was safe but we want to go home

  • Mikhel

    is he pitching a knucleball also?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Am I the only one who hopes this gets really ugly?

  • TheRealGreg

    Oh we are going to see David Robertson

  • Mikhel

    Dean Anna pitched for the Yankees last week. Wade Boggs twice pitched.

    • Mikhel

      another reply fail for me, as always

    • lightSABR

      Oh, I know it happens regularly. I’ve just never watched before.

      • Mikhel

        oh yeah, when games turn ugly one-sided I sometimes turn the TV off and miss those situations.

  • lightSABR

    Yeah, this ump’s strike zone has “I want to go to bed” written all over it.

  • The Other Matt

    The Yanks should steal home. LMAO

  • Dalek Jeter

    hahahaha Carp’s getting squeezed now. This is fantastic.

    • lightSABR

      And now the ump is back to “really, guys? Do I have to keep doing this?”

      • lightSABR

        But then, he’s been unpredictable all night. Not a very consistent zone.

  • The Other Matt

    If he had of struck out Ellsbury their crowd would’ve went freaking nuts.

  • nsalem

    Would it not be better for the RedSox to pull their players off the field and forfeit the game rather than risk the health of Carp’s arm to finish it. Wonder how much they would be fined if they did that.

  • Captain Turbohiro Tanaka

    The YES announcers have been going on some strange tangents tonight.

    • ALZ

      The NESN guy spent an inning talking on his cell phone about scarfs.

      • lightSABR

        They pull that kind of nonsense all the time. I remember one spring training game where they went whole at-bats with the camera on the booth, not showing the game.

  • nycsportzfan

    Is 12bbs a record for a game?

    • forensic

      Nope.

      ML record in extra innings game: 19
      ML record in 9 inning game: 18
      Red Sox just had 15 last wednesday
      Yankees record is 18.

      • forensic

        Sorry, Yankees record is 17.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I mean…thanks for the free inning in Fantasy…but apart from that I hate this move.

    • The Other Matt

      Same here. I’m starting to think you and I have damn near the same fantasy team roster.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Hehe, seriously. How are you doing in your league? I’m currently 2nd in my division and 4th overall in the league.

        • The Other Matt

          Almost the same. Second in divison, and third in the league. Though this week I’m up 8-1-1 on the guy that’s ahead of me in the division.

  • nycsportzfan

    5-2 against the blosox.

  • The Other Matt

    Did somebody just propose to a lady behind the plate?

  • nycsportzfan

    Awesome game! I still can’t get 12bb’s wrapped around my mind.lol

  • The Other Matt

    Girardi trying to put the moves on Suzyn Waldman. I see you Joe.

  • Joe

    I missed the last 4 innings, why the hell was McCann playing first base?

    • ALZ

      No reason
      Was just for the last inning.

    • lightSABR

      To rest Teixeira. And Solarte was playing SS to rest Jeter.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Just to see if he could, probably. He didn’t go out to first till the game was well in hand in the 9th.

      • Joe

        Thanks, I was wondering if Tex got hurt again. Glad to see it was nothing serious. Thanks for the answers everybody.

  • ALZ

    2/3 in Fenway. I’m content with that.

  • forensic

    That helps get rid of some of the bad pine tar taste!

    • Dalek Jeter

      *drinks*

  • Chip Rodriguez

    5 out of 7 against the Sox so far, and 4 for 7 on a road trip that included the Trop house of horror.

    I’ll take that any day.

    Quality outing from CC to get the ship back on track after yesterday’s embarrassment, and the hitters all came to play. Nice to see production all over the lineup.

    • Evan3457

      Don’t look now, but CC pitched a good game in Tampa, and a good game in Boston.

      In the same season.

      On the same trip.