Bartender, Let’s Do That One More Time: Sox-Yanks Gamer II

The Yankees were blown out by the Sox in the season opener, with deserved rejoicing by the Boston faithful as Boston knocked C.C. Sabathia out of the game in five innings, hanging four runs off of eight hits and four walks (one intentional) on the Yankee ace, and waiting out Yankee pitchers to the tune of 8 walks total. Meanwhile, the Yankees could only muster a couple of scratched runs on a dink from the catcher.

The Yankees officially have the highest payroll in baseball. Again. And tonight, $76,891,257 (roughly one-third) of it will be on display at The Stadium as Hiroki Kuroda gets the start against Clay Buchholz and the Sox, who have the fourth-highest payroll. Not that I care; it isn’t my money. It does give me a smirk that ARod makes more than Houston. Lineups follow, courtesy of PeteAbe, comment away.

Red Sox

Ellsbury CF
Nava DH
Pedroia 2B
Napoli 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Victorino RF
Bradley LF
Iglesias SS

Clay Buchholz RHP

Yankees

Gardner CF
Ichiro RF
Cano 2B
Youkilis 3B
Hafner DH
Wells LF
Overbay 1B
Nunez SS
Stewart C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda RHP

31 comments… add one

  • Thank goodness I’ve been able to stream this on ESPN at work. Guessing I’ll need to mute the mofos again within 15 minutes of game start, just like last time.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:01 pm
  • Made it through one batter before I could not take the inanity. Silence, Boone/Sutcliffe. Aaron Boone commentating again, Christ.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:13 pm
  • Salty knocks Nava in with 2 out. Pedroia to 3rd. 1-0.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:21 pm
  • Kuroda dominates Middlebrooks, some ugly swings and the half is over. Got the pitch count up a little and did some damage. Good start.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:23 pm
  • I’m at my son’s farm ball practice. I should be able to catch the last three or four innings.

    attackgerbil April 3, 2013, 7:34 pm
  • Yankees threaten 2 on, 2 out, but do not score.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:36 pm
  • Kuroda uncharacteristically wild: hits JBJ on 1-2 count, walks Ellsbury on 4 pitches. Loaded with 1 out.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:48 pm
  • > Yankees threaten

    Opponents chuckle and say, “SURE you will.”

    attackgerbil April 3, 2013, 7:50 pm
  • Now he hits Nava too, driving a run in. Same spot to both lefties, ankle/calf/shin area.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:50 pm
  • Well, Nava’s a switch hitter, but he was batting lefty.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:51 pm
  • Kuroda hurt? Maybe on the liner Victorino started the inning off with that Kuroda got a piece of with his pitching hand?

    Devine April 3, 2013, 7:53 pm
  • Kuroda out? Oh boy. Did he get hurt?

    attackgerbil April 3, 2013, 7:55 pm
  • Just turned on the CBS feed, Sterling says Kuroda got hit on tip of the middle finger by the line drive… Combined with cold, they pull him.

    attackgerbil April 3, 2013, 7:58 pm
  • Eppley starts off Pedroia with two excellent outside corner pitches, misses for ball 1, then Pedroia hits into a DP, ending the inning. Booooooo.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 8:01 pm
  • Salty amazing, Middlebrooks craptacular (though he did make a good play on a Gardner almost-infield-hit last) to start the season.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 8:16 pm
  • 3-0 after Victorino (who has also started off hot) drives in Salty with yet another single.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 8:17 pm
  • Why?

    krueg April 3, 2013, 8:20 pm
  • JBJ’s first major league hit nets him his second major league RBI as Victorino (who stole 2nd) comes home.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 8:20 pm
  • 6-0 after Iglesias double, Ellsbury single. Red Sox have 9 hits in just under 3 innings.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 8:30 pm
  • Hafner homer. 6-1.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 8:51 pm
  • Just got home…Big Bang Theory repeats on TBS baby!!!!

    krueg April 3, 2013, 9:23 pm
  • 7-1, Pedroia RBI groundout.

    Devine April 3, 2013, 9:24 pm
  • My son’s farm team hit better than this.

    attackgerbil April 3, 2013, 9:37 pm
  • Kate Smith time!

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2013, 9:44 pm
  • I know Rick Sutcliffe is a nice guy, but, man, he’s an awful analyst.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2013, 10:00 pm
  • Props to Warren. This could have been worse. I mean better.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2013, 10:02 pm
  • > Kate Smith time!

    At some point, I hope someone with clout has the balls to say, “We’re in NEW YORK CITY! We have OTHER OPTIONS for what to do in the stretch.”

    attackgerbil April 3, 2013, 11:42 pm
  • That whole “God Bless America” thing needs to stop. Not unlike Sweet Caroline.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 3, 2013, 11:50 pm
  • ^this.

    Brad April 4, 2013, 9:32 am
  • False/forced patriotism is silly.

    “You know who else made people wear pieces of flair…the Nazis.”

    Pettitte is pitching tonight. Can he stop the bleeding?

    krueg April 4, 2013, 11:35 am
  • “Pettitte is pitching tonight. Can he stop the bleeding?”

    Yes. At least to a trickle.

    Brad April 4, 2013, 1:00 pm

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