Another Long Night? Yanks-Sox Gamer II

It is not surprising that the two teams scored 16 runs combined in the season opener. These teams averaged over 11 runs combined spanning the 18 games last season. A.J. Burnett had one decent outing against the Red Sox in the Bronx August 7th of last season. In his other three starts, he was clobbered and ineffective, especially at Fenway. He takes the mound tonight while Jon Lester gets the rock for the Sox. Lester fared slightly better against the Yankees, winning one game out of his four starts while allowing 11 runs over his 22 innings and averaging almost 11k/9ip. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .400
N. Johnson dh .000
M. Teixeira 1b .000
A. Rodriguez 3b .200
R. Cano 2b .400
J. Posada c .750
M. Thames lf .000
N. Swisher rf .333
C. Granderson cf .250
A.J. Burnett rhp NA
Boston
J. Ellsbury lf .000
D. Pedroia 2b .500
V. Martinez c .200
K. Youkilis 1b .750
D. Ortiz dh .000
A. Beltre 3b .333
J.D. Drew rf .250
M. Cameron cf .667
M. Scutaro ss .667
J. Lester lhp NA
124 comments… add one
  • Is it wrong to have little to no confidence in AJ??? I fully expect to lose again…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 6:34 pm
  • Going to watch the Sabres game I think and tape this one until the wife gets home…have fun guys!

    krueg April 6, 2010, 6:36 pm
  • Jon Lester, a LHP who sits mid-90s with his four-seamer and has 4 pitches.
    Just a great pitcher.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 7:13 pm
  • Wow MLB.tv is really buggy so far. Took me about 20 tries to get the video to load, and about halfway through that inning the audio switched from the NESN guys to YES. Damn.

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 7:35 pm
  • Swishalicious!

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 7:45 pm
  • Biiiiig spot for Granderson. Just hit a fly ball to CF, Curtis, that’s all we ask of you.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 7:47 pm
  • Well, that was poor.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 7:54 pm
  • Angel Hernandez isn’t letting anyone call time out… clearly he wants to get home in time to watch LOST.

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 7:54 pm
  • Frankly, I’m more excited these days for FX’s new series Justified. I shall not be listening to the game through the hours of 9 and 10 tonight.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 7:56 pm
  • Yeah, I’ll be busy watching LOST from 9-10 too Andrew. 6 episodes left!

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 8:00 pm
  • VMart makes it 3-1!

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 8:18 pm
  • Victah!

    SF April 6, 2010, 8:22 pm
  • C’mon Jon, hold it down buddy!

    Clark SF April 6, 2010, 8:46 pm
  • Let’s not squander this bases-loaded opportunity, okay?

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 8:48 pm
  • Oops, blown call at first.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 8:49 pm
  • Beat me to it, Andrew. Ugh we needed that DP.

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 8:50 pm
  • Don’t worry Ath, Burnett’s going to give up more runs tonight.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 8:51 pm
  • Tie game. Pull him, Tito.

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 8:53 pm
  • Let’s see how Cano does with RISP. He’s going to be seeing a lot of these situations this year.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 8:54 pm
  • How dare you try to reverse-jinx Burnett! I will have none of it, and will re-jinx him by saying that he will not give up ANY runs from here on out!

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 8:54 pm
  • Wow Lester is lucky to get out of that inning at all. Every hit was well-struck.

    Atheose - SF April 6, 2010, 8:55 pm
  • I dunno Ath, pull him for who? I could see bringing in Bard or Oki, but is Tito that kind of manager to put his relievers in before the late innings?
    But that should definitely be his last inning. Lots of hard-hit balls.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 8:55 pm
  • Yankee pitchers just can’t hold leads. Disheartening.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 9:05 pm
  • Typical Yanks-Sox game. back and forth, every AB taking half an hour, no lead is safe…

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:23 pm
  • Rough break for Curtis. Nailed that pitch.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:25 pm
  • Jeter with 2 out and RISP. Count it.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:25 pm
  • Or not

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:28 pm
  • Damn, the Yankees are wasting a LOT of opportunities tonight.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 9:29 pm
  • Aceves in. 10-game winner out of the pen last year. Too funny. And there’s one down.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:31 pm
  • Wow, Jeter making some awesome plays.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 9:31 pm
  • Talk about jinxing the captain Andrew…ouch. I did it on his AB last inning.
    We really don’t need to give the Sox extra chances…

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:34 pm
  • uzr be damned.

    sf rod April 6, 2010, 9:36 pm
  • There we go. Come on bats

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:37 pm
  • I’ve had some time today to get the score and standings module working. Seems to be tight for the scores, but let me know if you see any foul-ups. Standings will pop up soon. Thanks :)

    attackgerbil April 6, 2010, 9:45 pm
  • You are a mad genius ag.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:46 pm
  • Horseshit strike 3 call there…awful.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 9:47 pm
  • Well I guess it kind of makes up for that blown call at first kreug.
    Good thing I’ve got Rolaids, this is another hell of a game.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 9:49 pm
  • Bard’s breaking stuff plus his triple-digit-heat make for a pretty serious combination out of the pen.
    Oh great – another bullpen battle.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 9:50 pm
  • Thanks, IH, though I’m nowhere near genius. I hope these new scripts work well enough.
    If anyone has issues, go to the author page to find my email address and tell me your browser/OS combo along with the date and time where something broke.
    My thanks to you guys.

    attackgerbil April 6, 2010, 9:54 pm
  • As for as the “mad”, that psychiatrist’s report will never stand in court if I can afford an attorney.

    attackgerbil April 6, 2010, 9:58 pm
  • Another brutal call by the homeplate “ump”…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:03 pm
  • This game is so stressful!

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:04 pm
  • There must be a brawl in the stands??? Did you see everyone looking away from the field during that ridiculously called strike in the dirt???

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:04 pm
  • Hell of an AB by Squishy…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:05 pm
  • Crap.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:08 pm
  • So many wasted chances…

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:09 pm
  • double crap.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:13 pm
  • Alright, time for a little pop fly homerun over the Monster.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:14 pm
  • How many dudes have we left on base so far??? Come on…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:14 pm
  • E6

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:15 pm
  • COME ON CHUNK!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!
    BABY….rrrrooooooooooffffffffffffffff????

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:15 pm
  • 3rd time with the bases loaded…come on…pllllleeeeeeeaaaaaaassssssseeeeeeee?????

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:16 pm
  • Hmm, I thought they would bring in Papelbon. Johnson is actually better vs. LHP for his career.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:16 pm
  • GREAT EYE NICKY!!!!!!
    Tex up with no hits this season yet…bases loaded…2 outs…the drama builds…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:18 pm
  • This is tough to watch

    Clark SF April 6, 2010, 10:19 pm
  • Nick is a walk-machine. He and Swisher see a hell of a lot of pitches. Let’s go Teixeira!

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:20 pm
  • OBP Jesus strikes again!

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:20 pm
  • Great. I’m sure a one-run lead will last.
    About 30 seconds.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:23 pm
  • Figured he wouldn’t get a hit…he doesn’t hit until May at the earliest…that could come back to bite us.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:23 pm
  • A lot of wasted chances could come back to bite us. The Yankees were on-base a LOT today.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:24 pm
  • Let’s see what Robertson has …

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:25 pm
  • Yep, that really sucked Andrew…really sucked hard…
    COME ON DAVID ROBERTSON!!! Be the ball…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:26 pm
  • At least it was only a single?

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:27 pm
  • Marte coming in???? Fuck. Game.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:28 pm
  • Oh, this is just silly.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:28 pm
  • I can’t watch…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:30 pm
  • These games are way too long.

    Mattpergo April 6, 2010, 10:30 pm
  • Squeeze the ball Jorge…you can do it.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:30 pm
  • Un-fucking-real.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • Nice job fellas.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • Marte is a fucking disaster.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • About to just watch “Justified” on DVR…awesome show by the way. Better than watching the Yankees pre-June 1.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • GENEROUS strike call there for DUH-maso…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:32 pm
  • Once again it is apparent that the only thing the Yankees hate more than losing is winning in April.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:32 pm
  • Whew.
    (Funny how awesome Marte was in the playoffs, but completely awful the rest of the time?)
    Joba in now. I have no confidence in him anymore sadly…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:33 pm
  • Joba in. Please be fist-pump-joba.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:33 pm
  • Agreed kreug, I’m going to watch that later tonight!
    Okay, so good job Marte, I guess. Now does Joba get to blow the lead with his 92-mph fastball?
    Awesome.
    Why bring in Robertson at all? Now you have one less very good pitcher in the likely event of a tie game.
    Joe is a very good long-term bullpen manager, but this kind of stuff is just straight-out silly.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:34 pm
  • You can become a Sabres fan and watch the playoffs with me IH!!! We won’t make it into May probably so it will work out perfect…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:34 pm
  • Please be fist-pump-joba
    Not sure that kid exists anymore?

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:35 pm
  • Beltre has been crushing the ball tonight.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:35 pm
  • Beltre looks weird in a Boston uniform to me…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:36 pm
  • Sweet.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:37 pm
  • Huge K. Wow. 2 outs.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:37 pm
  • Oh my god, what a terrible swing from Beltre. That was nowhere near the plate.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:37 pm
  • Close…whew.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:38 pm
  • If Joba can do this Mo faces the bottom of the order in the 9th. Please…

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:38 pm
  • Slider looking great.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:39 pm
  • FIST PUMP BABY!!!! BEAUTIFUL JOBA!!! That was f-cking awesome…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:40 pm
  • Wow, Joba grunted and farted his way through that inning.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:40 pm
  • 360 degree fist-pump. Love it! Sox fans everywhere are very impressed right now :o)

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:40 pm
  • “Joba grunted and farted his way through that inning”
    Best description ever

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:41 pm
  • That was good for our collective soul’s boys…looked like the Joba of old there…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:41 pm
  • I worship at the altar of Mo, but i would really like osme insurance here. April in Fenway is not his best venue and if you saw his last spring taining appearance it was literally the worst I’ve ever seen of him (including in other spring training games!). Let’s give him another couple runs please!

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:42 pm
  • Insurance run or two or ten please???

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:43 pm
  • That’s scary for you IH…same brainwaves!!!

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:43 pm
  • WTP.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:44 pm
  • Ca-YES!!!!!

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:45 pm
  • CANO GOES DEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPP!!!! That was awesome. Crushed it. Insurance run #1.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:45 pm
  • robi!!!!!!!
    [just got home]

    YF April 6, 2010, 10:46 pm
  • Robbie!!!! Yes! Good thing no one was on base or he would have grounded to short instead…

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:46 pm
  • IH is here all week folks!!!

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:46 pm
  • I’d like to get a loop-tape featuring a Derek Jeter single hand clap, a Joba 360 fist pump, Derek Jeter holding his hand up to the home plate ump before each pitch, and a close up of A-Rod’s lips and play it for my SF friends at every opportunity.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:48 pm
  • Ridiculous call…this prick sucks.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:49 pm
  • ENTER SANDMAN!!!!

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:49 pm
  • Thanks krueg…the first late-inning-lead of the year has me feeling giddy. Please don’t blow this…

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:50 pm
  • I hear you brother…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:50 pm
  • Here we go Mo…BRING IT!!!!

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:51 pm
  • 1 out.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:52 pm
  • Quick out.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:53 pm
  • That was a K…bull-pucky.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:54 pm
  • Well he really K’d, but the ump decided to let him get on base…double.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:56 pm
  • Scutaro is a Rivera-killer!
    Good thing there’s that insurance run.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:56 pm
  • Queesy feelings.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:57 pm
  • Back to the top of the order with 1 out…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:57 pm
  • relax IH…Mo’s got this dude.

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:58 pm
  • 2 outs.
    Worse case scenario IH, they beat us 8 straight and we win the WS again…it’s all gravy baby!

    krueg April 6, 2010, 10:58 pm
  • I do believe the non-strike call before was less outside than that pitch.
    Can we have robots?

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:59 pm
  • Sit down mighty-might # 1. Now to mighty-might # 2.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 10:59 pm
  • Theeeeeeee Yankees win!
    I’ll take 1 out of 3 in Boston in April.
    But 2 out of 3 would be sweet.

    AndrewYF April 6, 2010, 10:59 pm
  • YANKEES WIN…THAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!!
    That’s better. Rubber game tomorrow. Great job boys! Besides going 1 for 60 with RISP and the 87 LOB…

    krueg April 6, 2010, 11:00 pm
  • That’s the ballgame! See you guys. An all-YF gamethread since they took the lead is not exactly spicy, but it certainly was fun. Have a good night.

    IronHorse (YF) April 6, 2010, 11:00 pm
  • You too IH! See you guys, talk to you later in the game tomorrow…krueg’s been hitting the gym so I have to tape the beginning of Lackey in the Sox uniform. That should be INTERESTING!!!

    krueg April 6, 2010, 11:02 pm
  • Joba’s performance was encouraging since my friend and I had decided only yesterday that “Eastbound and Out” might be a prescient description of his career. That’s good.
    Didn’t get to watch Burnett, but the numbers don’t look so hot. And the Yanks’ offense has to be given credit for knocking to great starters around on back to back days.

    Nick-YF April 6, 2010, 11:21 pm
  • Going to be a great season.
    Go Yanks.

    El Notational April 7, 2010, 3:54 pm

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