And So It Begins: Yanks-Sox Gamer I

Joba Chamberlain faces Jon Lester at Fenway Park in the first game of The Rivalry this season. I am of the opinion that this is the best possible match-up (screw the early numbers) out of the respective rotations to kick off the season series. These young men bring fantastic, tragic, triumphant, human story lines, personifying the anticipation of the promise of people growing into their roles — that gives me a shiver when I say it out loud — as “Starting Pitchers for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.” My hope is that this incidental and essentially extraneous gravitas will actually bear out in reality and we will be treated to one helluva game.

Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .286
J. Damon lf .306
M. Teixeira 1b .222
J. Posada dh .286
N. Swisher rf .306
R. Cano 2b .367
M. Cabrera cf .304
J. Molina c .211
C. Ransom 3b .170
J. Chamberlain 5.06
Boston
J. Ellsbury cf .270
D. Pedroia 2b .286
D. Ortiz dh .220
K. Youkilis 1b .429
J.D. Drew rf .289
J. Bay lf .255
M. Lowell 3b .315
J. Varitek c .231
N. Green ss .312
J. Lester 5.50

399 comments… add one

  • Which was more tragic, Joba driving drunk or that hideous shirt he was wearing while driving drunk?

    SF April 24, 2009, 6:31 pm
  • in july we’ll all look back at this thread and go “nick green and cody ransom? wonder whatever happened to them.”
    and they’ll be starting on the bucs.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • coney w/ the call on yes; the making of a good nite.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • And Jeter takes the first pitch of the rivalty to short right for a single. CAPTAIN!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • The closed captioning on YES translated what I assume was “lymphoma” to “Lester overcame limp foam”. Or did he conquer some other disease I don’t know about?

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • damon puts bay to the track, but it’s an f7. jeter stays put.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • The closed captioning doesn’t indicate how Tex was received – what happened? Boos, I assume, scattered and exagerrated as silence can’t overcome noise…

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • sweet jete….the captain

    dc April 24, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • limp foam is actually debilitating. in other news, wang diagnosed with acute homeritis, a painful inflamation of the era.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • tex also an f7. bay gets that one, too. jeter still at 1b.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • thought lester has jorge k’ed there.
    not crazy about these red sox alternate jerseys.
    and now he gets the swinging k on posada.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • joba time.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • ellsbury pulls a curve for a single.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • god he can’t get anyone out he belongs in the pen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • kidding.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • balk on the p.o.
    didn’t see it.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • SWEET ELLS!!! Hauling ass!

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • Ooh, tight call on the 3-1 pitch to Pedro, a bit of a squeeze. BB.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • holy crap. ellsbury steals, ball gets past molina, and then ellsbury beats joba to the plate. 1-0 sox. joba slid on his ass there, way late covering.
    now he walks pedroia

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Watch out for the headshot, Papi!

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Joba maybe a bit too concerned with Pedroia at first?

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • ortiz a k.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • Tough pitch to Papi, K. Gotta cut out, put the kids to bed…

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • Joba hits 100 on the Fenway gun.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • seems like the scoreboard is adding a couple (5?) mph to the pitch velocities.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • Now he hits 101!

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • Not even through the first inning and it’s already the most interesting game of the season. Bummed I can’t watch (radio’s pretty good though).

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • 100-101-99 sequence.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • 101? With any accuracy? Not sure I buy that.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • another bb.
    this is ugly.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • BB to Youk. Joba maybe a little too pumped on adrenaline? Throwing extremely hard, but not quite hitting his spots. If he hits the spots, watch out.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • No, Jackie, not much accuracy as of yet.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • Good curve to Drew. Better sequence from Joba with JD, 1-2 the count.
    (wife putting kids to bed)

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:33 pm
  • 4-6-3. Good escape for Joba, poor work from JD, looking to pull. Bad.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:33 pm
  • i dont think that velocity is accurate, SF.
    beauty 463 dp for the yanks.
    getting out of that with just 1 is nice, but the pitch count is going to come back to haunt.
    the sox are just a killer lineup. yikes.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • Way to keep the pressure on, guys. Bah.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • swish looks at strike 3 right down the pipe.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • lester throwing nice n easy.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • cano looks at one right at the knees. that was very boderline.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • YES showing highlights of dramatic Yankee wins during a meaningless, Red Sox championship season. Good work!

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • Can something be “very” borderline? Isn’t “borderline” enough!?
    ;-)

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Yeah, I think the gun is, um, hot, YF. I agree.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • melkster goes up 3-1.
    takes the bb.
    nice job after fouling off the first pitch.
    melkster!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • Lester > Chamberlain

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • Ugh, walking Melky? Yuck.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • The gun is ABSOLUTELY off. Lester does NOT throw 99.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • Another highlight of the Yankees winning a game in a season the Sox won the Series. These producers are really onto something here.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • molina spins out on that 1-2. hopefully joba gets that call.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • Melky steals 2nd. Lester’s move was VERY slow there.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • SF, where are you getting those numbers? Joba didn’t exceed 93 mph on NESN’s gun.

    mute April 24, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • melkster!!!!! sb. and on a high fb.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • Ohhhhhhhhhhh that was strike 3 damnit.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • Cabrera steals second…didn’t appear like anyone was paying attention, particularly Tek. And now another walk. Shitty pitching to the bottom of the lineup.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • whoa. lester walks molina. not the best move there.
    ph for ransom ph for ransom ph for ransom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • I think a touch high, Ath.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • Excellent low fastball to go up 0-2, 99 on the gun. NFW. Not a chance.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • get back behind the plate! that was so pushing it.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Ooooh, Ransom looks to get away with a check swing, easily breaking the plane on the replay. That sucks.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • but on further reflection (ie, replay)…..out.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Jesus christ everybody in the stadium thought he swung. Didn’t look like it to me, but they sure tried to talk him into it.
    It may have been high SF, but this is Yanks/Sox. Every somewhat borderline call is an MLB conspiracy to help the Yankees win.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • YF, the replay showed the bat crossing the plane of the plate quite obviously. That was likely a strike.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • NOW he’s out.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Lester gets the K anyways. He’s pitching very well, despite the two walks.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • ransom dogshit on a slider. kind of a half swing. awful. channeling aaron boone there. terrible ab. he struck out like 3 times!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • ransom dogshit on a slider.
    Best comment of the thread so far.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • Jason Bay drinks your milkshake

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • michael kay just called ted w. “probably the greatest hitter ever.” wtf kay? BABE RUTH mean anything to ya? i know you’re in boston but dont forget who signs those checks!!!!!
    meanwhile, leadoff 1b for bay to rightcenter.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • Bay gapper, but neither deep enough nor hard enough to be anything but a slow-developing single. Bingo! Let’s go!

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • 2 in 2. Lowell GIDP. Nice work, dinosaur.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • NESN jinxes Lowell by naming him the player of the week–he promptly GIDP.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • lowell down 643dp! 2 dps for joba. nice play in the inf.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • Lowell appears to have inherited Doug Mirabelli’s gait.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • And there goes the pitch count issue.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • jeter with another putout on the pop from tek. quick inning for joba was much needed. back to you lestah!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Jason Varitek v2009 reverts to v2008 and pops up on the first pitch.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Ransom is awful.

    John - YF April 24, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • top of the order for nyy. let’s go captain!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • Call me Captain Obvious but Lester is nasty. Absolutely nasty.

    John - YF April 24, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • yeah, ransom stinks. but he’s trying really hard? he’s nice to his dog? he makes a terrific souffle? what? he’s gotta be good at something, right? it’s not baseball.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • I have this game on with no sound, which sucks. But Kay and company are just so brutally bad, I’d rather not have the sound on.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • He has an enormous….vertical leap.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • jeter grounds out to the shrimp.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • sf: cone makes up for kay……..barely.

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • No, he doesn’t. The problem is that you have to listen to them both if you want to hear the sounds of the game. It’s like having a brilliant consomme with dollops of poop in it – the poop makes an otherwise delicious broth taste like shit. Sound remains off.

    SF April 24, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • damon flares one over green (talk about a nice vertical!) at short.
    come on yanks!

    YF April 24, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • Base hit to Johnny Damon means it’s time for another beer.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • jeter grounds out to the shrimp
    Hey, a “Pedroia’s short” joke! Original. What’s next, Henny Rickles?

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • I have no qualms with comparing Michael Kay to poop.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • that’s supposed to read “Henny Rickles”

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • Base hit to Damon means it’s time for another DP.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • mlb.com just cut out for me. SF, are you watching online?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Or an infield hit. I guess. Whatever.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Heck of a play by both Lowell and Youk, but horseface liarpants is safe.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • tex beats out an infield hit, damon to 2nd.
    need a big hit, yanks.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Ath – I’m listening online and the radio feed is fine. Not sure about the video though.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Nope, YES on the small tube at home.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Actually, it’s not a tube, it’s a panel.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • //horseface liarpants
    I like that, it’s catchy. Almost as good as Slappy McBluelips.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Ahhh that sucks, SF. My feed just cut back on, I dunno what the problem was. The new mlb.tv has been anything but reliable for me this year.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • K! Posada stares at a great pitch on the inside black.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • posada ks looking at high inside heat. good pitch.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Uh oh, here comes The Reliever.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Is it me or does Nick Swisher have a very odd set of body part proportions?

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Behind 2-0. I don’t like the looks of this.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Even on the balls Lester throws, he has great location and great movement. This Yankees lineup is so damn patient, even without ARod.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:06 pm
  • ps: isn’t it fun to watch a game where….people are in the ballpark!
    what a difference!

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:06 pm
  • Purely based on the call, that was an awesome f-ing play by Lowell.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • Swisher is just overall goofy looking to me.
    Holy titf*cking christ Lowell with a top-10 play to save some runs.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • oh man. hang a star on that one. lowell robs swish with the dive on the shot up the line.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • Take that, Nettles!!!!!! Mikey! He may run slow, but he reacts quick.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • Hey YF, there are still 6,000 fewer fans here then at any of the Yankees games this week! ;-)

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • Holy titf*cking christ
    And with this phrase in the comments Ath just made YFSF one of the top search results on Google!!

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • it’s true, ath. these teams just chew each other up. nothing comes easy. even in a no-run inning.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • //Holy titf*cking christ
    Amazing, that’s exactly what Castig said!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • At NYYfans and LoHud I bet at least one commenter says “he caught it before he was even diving, what a showboat”. Any takers?

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • I’m just glad to do my part to attract the bible-porn-watching crowd to YFSF.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • nick green single? ugh. come on.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • Why the hell is this tall John Malkovich look-alike talking about the olympics in China?
    Nick Green’s wearing his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle underwear tonight.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • I don’t think a LoHud commenter has the mental capacity to comment on the qualitative nature of excessively flamboyant play.

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • and ellsbury pops out to molina on the first pitch. thank you!

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • OMG FASTBALL NEAR PEDROIAS HEAD!!!111oneoneone eject him!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Pedro! Two-bagger moves Green to third. CASH IN, PAPI.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • 2b into the lf corner for the runt. green to 3rd and stops. feh.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Fastball up and in apparently gets the crowd riled up; then Pedro lines one down the LF line. Nice.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Joba: “Hey, that videogame commercial said you couldn’t hit that pitch!”

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • ooh, a tiny bit of a hanger, but Papi too far in front of it. Just good enough, that pitch.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • ebersol is killing me here

    ric April 24, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • 2b into the lf corner for the runt
    Seriously!? Let’s get them all out of the way for you:
    Peewee, mite, Herve, Dinklage, mini-me, shorty…should I keep going?

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Papi squandah.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Papi not looking good. When do you SFs officially start to get worried?

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • Perfect pitch from Joba. Up to Youk–the pitching coach out to talk to him.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • ortiz not tracking the curve.
    k. 2 down.
    would be big to get out of this w/out allowing a run.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • Okay, so here I would like another BB for Youk and then a granny for JD – The fantasy team, she is needing RBIs and HRs.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • When do we START getting worried? It’s more like “when, or if, will we STOP worrying?”

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • Ebersol was killing me too – especially the rooting.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • When do you SFs officially start to get worried?
    Three days ago.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • during the discussion i read jobas lips and he said f**k him

    ric April 24, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • I’ll take a wild pitch, Jackie. Sorry.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Rob – I wasn’t really expecting Papi to do a ton this year so I’m not overly concerned that he’s off to a weak start. I will be worried if he’s hitting .200 with a .400 OPS in June, though.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Joba reveals his vagina, IBB to Youk.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • and youk gets the ibb.
    joba not locating well there.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Part 1 of the plan: accomplished!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • I’m surprised you missed the obvious “midget” and “dwarf.”

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • When do we START getting worried? It’s more like “when, or if, will we STOP worrying?”
    Funny. I meant small sample size becoming significant, but fair enough.
    Trying to get caught up on the thread. You guys are hilarious.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Nancy – just short!

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • And so close to part 2. :(

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Drew hits it very hard but not hard enough. Lame.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Drat. What a f*cking waste. Should have had one there, at least. Now all the fickle Sox fans will harangue JD, but it’s really on Papi.

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • and a jd fly to jd.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • OK, off to spend time with the wife, who was away on biz for a few days. Have fun everyone, and go Sox!!!

    SF April 24, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • A late chime-in here, but damn, Ortiz looks like he’s not even trying anymore. The Sox have a big, big decision coming up re: where to bat Ortiz. He’s killing them in the three-hole.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • a 1-0 game but that hardly tells the story, to the extent that it suggests pitchers cruising.
    sure wish we had a-rod, right yfs?

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • Do they really need all these guests every half inning? There is a baseball game to enjoy.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • c’mon enough with the booth guests!

    ric April 24, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • cano an ez 6-3.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Jays winning 3-0. I refuse to believe they’re the real deal. The Royals? Sure. The Marlins? Sure. The Jays? Fuck no.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • I just hate to see the IBB rewarded.
    Lester gets the first out quickly, I like.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • I think Lind and Snyder are going to have genuine breakout years. Dunno if their pitching will hold up though.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Lugo supposed to be back on Monday. I think he’ll bounce back, so this makes me happy.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • it’s the red sox vs. the melkster.
    single right up the middle.
    will he run again?

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • the jays will be no higher than 3rd by may.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • 15th.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • If they keep this booth crap up I’m going to have to mute and going Sterling/Waldman. And I like Remy. But he isn’t saying ANYTHING.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • Agreed Rob. Remy is all about the game, so he’s out of his element when he has to talk to people while the game is going on.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • the molina-ransom tandem is just not a good thing from a baseball perspective.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Woah, Molina with two straight homerun swings that missed badly.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Remy’s tie is 3 inches too long. This bothers me.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • molina bb AGAIN.
    did varitek lose the scouting report?

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • How do you walk Molina twice in one game? Bizarre.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • that thing i said about molina-ransom? nevermind! go cody!

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • RANSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2b down the line and this time lowell can’t get it. melky scores. molina to 3rd.
    1-1

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • Handsome Cody Ransom delivers??
    Inconceivable!

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • Ransom ties it. Angry face.
    Hey Lester, stop getting behind in the count please.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Cats and dogs living together!

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Trivia = Wettland. Had to check the year though – 1996.
    We see your Nick Green and raise you Cody Ransom!

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Lester looked unhittable to the actually good hitters in the Yankees lineup. How do you lose it against Melky/Molina/Ransom?
    Just a flyball here, Jeter.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • jeter up and lester already at 80 pitches.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Who would have bet Lester of tonight’s SPs would have blown his wad early?

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Who would have bet Lester of tonight’s SPs would have blown his wad early?
    Don’t speak too soon.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • full count to the captain….

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Uh oh, I just saw some empty front-row seats! Call Abraham!

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Beat me to it Rob. Aside from Mo and Gossage, Wettland is really the only Yankee closer I’m aware of.
    Another full count. Sigh.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • jeter out 6-3 but give him the rbi. 2-1 yanks. ransom stays put at 2nd. take it.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • *sigh* Yes, that is one way to drive in a run…

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Don’t speak too soon.
    Joba’s at a respectable 53 through 3 IP.
    Touch wood.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Who doesn’t know about Sparky Lyle? For shame.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • How come my italics don’t show up? A test here:
    This should be italic

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Ah. Nevermind. Sorry for spamming the GT, although I guess this is the place to spam if there ever was one.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • no html code in the game threads please!!!
    jd ks to end it, but the yanks in the lede and that pitch count is around 90.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Okay, sorry on the italics.
    Who doesn’t know about Dave Righetti? For shame. :)

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • evening fellas.
    nice to have the blood of the rivalry pumping.

    sf rod April 24, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • back to you, jobamania.
    quickly in a hole 2-0 to bay. oy.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Yay Bay! /inane

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • I’ve heard of Sparky Lyle, but didn’t know his position. Before my time.
    Welcome rod, you brought the Jason Bay mojo with you! Lead-off double, Johnny Damon’s throw was PATHETIC.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • these teams really testing that 3rd base line.
    bay with a double down the line.
    lowell pops to center.
    bay stays put.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • joba hits tek in the shoulder. crap.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Varitek HBP. Eject him ump!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Nothing like having my wife bring me dinner while my fat ass sits in front of the television.
    Sorry, I had to brag.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Fuck.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • AWFUL.
    joba blows a dp ball from green, pulls cano off 2nd and then cano can’t get green.
    now juiced instead of inning over.
    terrible. but that’s april baseball for you. crap.

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • YES!!!!

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Okay, this whole ‘not-scoring’ thing is starting to get annoying.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • HAHAHAHA Joba throws the ball high, the ump calls him safe at 2nd (rightly called), and Green is safe at home. What are the odds?
    Lucky you Rob, I broiled myself a salmon fillet with some garlic-roasted potatoes and buttery green beans. Having a girlfriend that’s working on her master’s degree 24/7 sucks.
    What the fuck double play bullshit.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • but they get the dp from ellsbury!!!!
    beautifully turned! number 3!!!! 463!!!!
    who says there are no 2nd acts?

    YF April 24, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • So when does the concern about Ellsbury start? Gardner almost looks better at the plate.
    Well, let’s not go that far.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • Lester has been throwing his curveball for a strike VERY well tonight. Chopper to Lowell means one out.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • I’m not trying to start anything – just an observation: Anyone else notice Ellsbury’s home/road splits?

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • Actually Andrew Ellsbury has been looking better at the plate–his numbers may not be reflecting it yet, but his approach is improved. And when he gets on the bases he’s a game-changer, as we saw earlier this game.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • Jacoby!

    walein April 24, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • it’s hard to bench the leagues leading base stealer a year ago, but if he’s not getting on what does speed mater.

    sf rod April 24, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • 675 OPS on the road
    815 OPS at home
    Power pitchers get him at the road numbers

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • Ellsbury over the last 4 games (not counting tonight): .412/.444/.529

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • At least they’ve stopped with the booth guests.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • Swisher with a bloop sing–err, double.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Those Ellsbury splits are career – 803 plate appearances.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • How have they been treating Lester – one more inning?

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • No heart-breaking 2-out RBIs this inning, I’m afraid.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • 102 pitches for Lester through 5. In his last two games he got better as the night went on–I think they’ll send him out to start the 6th, depending on how he feels.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • Another walk, this time to Pedroia. Can we make him pay for these things at some point?

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Not a well-pitched pitching duel.
    2K from Joba? He’s playing “Let them hit it”.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Papi lines one through the shift!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Youk outruns a DP. Thank goodness. They’re lucky to get Ortiz called out at 2nd; Cano was two feet off the bag when he caught it.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Are you fucking kidding me.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • ANOTHER DP!!!!!!! after jetes botched one with a lousy toss.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • What the hell? This is like “Infield practice drills” night, focusing on the DP.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Wow. Two innings in a row. Missed double play then the very next pitch they turn one. Can’t say I’ve ever seen that before.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • I’ll be the first YF to admit that Joba has been the beneficiary of an unbelievable amount of good luck today.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • ugh. melkster puts one deep but ellsbury there.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Melky with a very long out. Lester still out there.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Dude, Molina has nothing but homerun swings tonight.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • molina pulls a single. a perfect nite for him.
    a sign, after the cabrera drive, that lester is done? careful with ransom. he sux but he can go deep on a mistake.
    go yanks

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • Sigh, Lester well ahead of Molina but gives up a hit. Good pitch too, down and in. Not getting pulled yet–time for us to get one of those DP’s the Yankees keep hogging.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • We finally get a DP of our own, hooray!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • “Dude, Molina has nothing but homerun swings tonight.”
    Well what do you expect? If he gets on base he has to run.

    AndrewYF April 24, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • nope. dp for the sox. ransom is as ransom does.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • About time the baseball gods gave us a DP too.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • 2 ER over 6 innings, with 7 strikeouts. Very respectful night, despite the 10 baserunners.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Greinke’s scoreless inning streak ends at 36. Damn.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • bay a long fly to right.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Lowell doubles off the Monster – familiar words. :)

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • I take it back, the Tigers scored on an error–unearned run.
    Lowell crushes a ball off the monster, Melky misplaying it horribly. Can we please score now?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • lowell slaps one off the wall, melky fumbles it. lowell to 2nd.
    2 deep drives. joba looks gassed. the sox just gas you.
    time to get that pen in gear.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • Tek keeps things going…

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • tek opposite field single. lowell to 3rd.
    obviously joba tired now. about to lose this lead.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Hope he can steal 2nd so we can avoid the inning ending DP. ;)

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Line drive from Varitek, Lowell to 3rd. Can we PLEASE have something other than a DP? Maybe a squeeze play? SOMETHING?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Have I said before that I like this Nick Green kid?

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • nick green is killing us.
    single to rt. 2-2. men on 2st and 2nd. here comes girardi with the hook.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • phil coke in. cringe.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • Damn. Bad call from Girardi here. To bring in Coke? Ugh.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • Anyone else having trouble posting?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Coke. C to the Ooooo….

    Rob April 24, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • So, this thing is going to 13 innings, y/y?

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • and he gets out of it. seems reasonable that this thing is tied right now. it’s been that kind of game.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • I forgot – Girardi does know him some bullpen. My apologies, Mister Girardi.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • The only thing which concerns me is that the Sox are at nearly full-strength but the Yanks are missing a big hitter in the 4-hole. If this is how balanced they are without him, then his addition could be the difference maker in this match up over the season.

    dw-sf April 24, 2009, 9:32 pm
  • Damnit JD.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • JETER!!! thought it was gone. pulls a 3-2 one deep into the corner and it goes off drew’s glove. a foot away from an out/homer. instead he’s on 2nd w/ no outs.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • damon bunt single!!!! jeter to 3rd.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • I hate this game as much as it is possible to hate a tie game.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • What the fuck Okajima?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • time to earn your pinstripes mr. teixeira!

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • WHY THE FUCK IS TEHRE A “LETS GO YANKEES” CHEER INSIDE FENWAY?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • 3-0.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • huge hack. 3-1.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Great splitter.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • 3-2. fouls an fb back. grr

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • And looks foolish. Not a fan – yet.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • wow. not sure how jetes got out of the way of that. shades of sheff there.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • line single to center. jeter scores. 3-2. jd to 2nd.
    yeah!

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • Tex with the go-ahead. This game quickly becoming lame.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • w00t t3x

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • single for jorge. bases juiced. no outs.
    time to blow this shit open.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • Broken bat bloop hit? Seriously?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • Earning trust!

    Rob April 24, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • Consecutive bloop hits killing us… par for the course, I guess.
    //WHY THE FUCK IS TEHRE A “LETS GO YANKEES” CHEER INSIDE FENWAY?
    I feel like I should make a joke about the empty seats at NYS here, but I think I’ll refrain from pressing that button again.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • mdc in.
    good lord the sox should be docked 3 runs just for his facial hair. wtf?

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • swisher short fly to left. runners hold.
    grrrrrrrr

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Or maybe that counts as a passive-aggressive button push, I don’t know.
    Delco gets a quick fly out, Jeets stays at third. Good.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • YF – be skeptical if you like, but stupid facial hair has won championships for us!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • that is easily the worst beard in mlb.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • Holy shit Jason Bay!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • Seriously, why haven’t they locked up Jason Bay?

    Rob April 24, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • another superb play; bay diving stab of cano gapper. jd tags and scores but that saves at least 1 and probably more.
    4-2
    melky up. men on 2nd and 3rd.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • melkster ground out. jayson bay keeps the sox in the game. still miss manny? wowzers.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • bring your dog night in florida. classic.
    as long as the yanks have cody ransom, it’s always bring your dog to the park night in the bronx! (we kid!!!)

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Because Scott Boras is his agent and is probably demanding 90/6.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • jd makes a has of a papi fly, but finds it. yikes. not pretty.
    coke stays in for youk? DANGER DANGER DANGER!!!

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • I do not and have not missed Manny much, to be honest. And no, I don’t know why they haven’t locked up Bay!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • youk fly to 8 on a 3-2. he should just start the at bat with 3-2.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • as kay aptly notes, coke wasting no time at all out there. he’s like pitch machine!

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • bay bb.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Gameday says this on J.D. Drew:
    Loves to face – Four-seam
    Hates to face – Fastball
    ???

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • coke out.
    albaladejo in.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • Doug,
    Gameday has that for like 40% of the players. They need to have a third category “Loves to Swing At:”

    walein April 24, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • bay a 6-4 fc. on we go.

    YF April 24, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Molina retired, finally.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • If they were going to give Teixieira 180M, Bay’s not worth half that?

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • Cody Ransom leaves with an injury. Yankees, kiss your season goodbye.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • With the market the way it is, and the amount that free agents are settling for (see: Abreu, Dunn, Manny), yes.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • NOOOOO NOT TEH CODY RANSOM
    Season over, the sky is falling, fire Girardi, fire Cashman, etc.

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • Gameday says this on J.D. Drew:
    Loves to face – Four-seam
    Hates to face – Fastball
    ???

    I love those Gameday “scouting” reports.
    But I am still waiting for them to add things like favorite foods and hobbies in the future.
    You can never have enough factoids in the information age!

    SoxFan April 24, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • 0-2 count, Green HBP. Way to take one for the team.
    Tying run at the plate, let’s go Ellsbury!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Mo coming in with an 0-1 count on Ellbury. Wtf.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • Wow, Girardi wants some breathing room in NY – bad.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • ENTER SANDMANNNN

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • ellsbury bloops one off jeter’s glove. gah.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Bloop single off Jeter’s glove! Why the hell isn’t Green on 3rd?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Come on Snacksize!!!!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • That man is talented.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • 12 LOB. Argh.

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • That ump is a sack of shit. Ball well inside/low.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • as marv would say: yesssssssssss.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Hmmm, Remy, except he just gave Lopez the same pitch.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • tex hbp

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • wp. tex to 2nd.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Lopez determined to pad the Yankees lead.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • posada bb. redeemed his day after beginning it w/ 3ks. now 1-4 w/ a bb.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • get the feeling culbreth wants to go home. if it’s close it’s a strike. most of ‘em aren’t, though.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • Lopez nowhere near the strikezone. This is ugly.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • 4-2-3 DP! Nice!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • man did varitek work that inning. wow.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • I don’t know how we got out of that.
    We need baserunners!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • We HAD plenty of baserunners, what we need are for some of them to cross the friggin plate!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Ortiz might as well bunt.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • I swear Ortiz has been in 0-2 counts in every single at bat so far this season.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • mo goes right up the ladder to k papi.
    1 down.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Youk’s stance has really gotten absurd….as he smokes a shot.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • youk rips one right up the middle. yeesh. knocks mo down. lucky not to be beaned.
    tying run on.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Youk on. Up to Drew/Bay, assuming there’s not another GIDP.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Mo: 18 pitches, 15 strikes.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • jd a 4-3 fc.
    2 down. youk on 2nd. tying run at the plate in bay.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Jesus!

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • I lied, I like this game. :D

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • crap. bay a towering shot to center.
    tie ballgame.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • HOLY FUCK HE DID IT

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • I think I just broke my finger slamming my hand down on my desk triumphantly.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • Damn, that hurts….so bad. I’m going to cry. I’m sobbing.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • helluva game from bay.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • The expression on Mo’s face was priceless. Not trying to rub it in, he just looked genuinely comical.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • Lowell base hit!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • lowell single.
    yanks had so many shots to pad this lede. you pay for all those men lob.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Do they sign Bay now? It looks like the price is only going up.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Give the man his money. Just throw it at him in big white bags with giant dollar signs written on them.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • pf for lowell. tito going for the kill shot but that might hurt on d and o if this continues.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • NESN really turning up the crowd mics.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • pr, that is.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • Free baseball!

    Rob April 24, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • tek ks.
    on to the 10th. yanks really shot themselves in the foot on this one. and the sox still have paps.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Varitek strikes out. That’s cool, we’ve got bonus baseball and a chance to win this one. Let’s go paps.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Mo always looks a bit comical. Did he tip his cap leaving the field?

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • paps in. some guy named velazquez takes 3rd. who?

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • meanwhile, the sox try to contain molina.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • molina singles.
    there is no containing molina.
    pena up for ransom.
    would be nice to hang an l on paps

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Hey umpire, WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SQUEEZING US NOW? Two innings ago you were calling anything within a foot of the plate a strike.
    Molina on, again. Bah.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • pena bunts molina to 2nd.

    YF April 24, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Great drag bunt, Molina to 2nd.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Pedroia saves a run and throws Jeter out!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • snacksize robs jeter. fudge. great play up the middle.
    molina to 3rd.
    up to damon here.

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • I love the camera close-up on Pedroia as he says “Let’s fucking go” after the play.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • yanks with their 56th men in scoring position…..

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • I feel a little bad for Mo. He looks so sad, like somebody stole his puppy.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • jd bb.
    tex! earn those pinstripes.
    (but seriously, nothing is easy in this series, no matter who’s pitching.)

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Great, Damon walked. Are we really going to give Teix a chance to put the Yanks ahead? Really?

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • jd takes 2nd. ANOTHER man in sco. po.

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • I don’t like Papelbon’s heart attack strategy this season. Has anyone investigated possible connections with the Lipitor lobby?

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • On the cheese…at least A-Rod has a choking friend.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • tex swings at one way out of the zone. wtf. 2 more stranded in scoring position. i’ve lost track.
    veras on? (oy)

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • OMG TEx IS A BUST
    gahhh, up the ladder

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • YES PAPELBON.
    I can’t take all this stress. Paps at 17 pitches, and the only man left in the bullpen is that rookie guy whose name I can’t remember.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • And I thought it took looking through the “Casual Encounters” section of Craigslist to find a choking friend.

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • marte.

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Oh that’s right, I forgot about Ramon Ramirez. So we have him and that rookie kid left.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • now THAT is nick green. i don’t know who that other guy was.

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • ellsbury pop to 6

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • Seeing Papelbon hug Pedroia after that last half-inning makes me smile. Ellsbury tries a drag bunt but misses.
    This ump is REALLY squeezing now.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • Wow, even more cheese. Seriously, no one can hold up on that?

    Rob April 24, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • pedroia ks.
    okay. yanks need a run and then to get through the heart of the sox order.
    piece of cake!

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • I’m glad it’s a Friday. On to the 11th.

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • leadoff bb for posada.
    gardner up, in for swish defensively. (oops)

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • Sac bunt EPIC FAIL!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • dogshit bunt from gardner and posada is a dead duck.
    gardner gonna be running.

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • cano rips a single to rt. gardner just 1 base.
    melky up

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Where baseball fundamentals fail – trading Posada at 2nd for Gardner.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Bunting is overrated. Fidel Castro agrees with me.

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Double play!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • dp. 443. more runners burned. 4-19 w risp.
    that really sux. now here comes the heart of the sox for the kill. that was the wrong time to blow a chance to score.

    YF April 24, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • MELKY I WILL SEE YOU IN HELL
    j/k, not really

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • As kids, wouldn’t we all have mimicked this stance above all others? He could have been the Julio Franco of our childhoods.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • Fack Youk.
    Goodnight.

    Rob April 24, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • YOUKILIS ENDS IT WITH A BLAST OVER THE MONSTER!

    Atheose April 24, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • I feel like he’d have to actually be good before we would mimic his stance as kids.

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • YOUUUUK!!! Total bummer for fantasy purposes, but I hardly care!!! :D

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • Whoops, thought we were talking about Melky.
    FML. That is a heartbreaker.

    doug YF April 24, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • wow. haven’t seen a game with so much dramatics in a non playoff game in a while.

    sf rod April 24, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Yeah, seems like Sox/Yanks always brings teh dramaz. Good times (as long as the Sox win, of course).

    Jackie (SF) April 24, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Javier Lopez needs to be released, for reals.
    BAY!
    Youk!

    Devine April 25, 2009, 1:06 am
  • Great FUCKING game. Stress the profane how you need to.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2009, 2:42 am

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