Bring It On! Sox-Yanks Gamer I

Following the aborted attempt to get the season series off the ground last week in Beantown, our beloveds get together tonight in the Bronx for the first of a three-game set. Josh Beckett on the hill for the visitors. RJ goes for the Yanks. What’s gonna happen? Will the Unit brush back Papi? Who will fare better out of the pen, Paps or Mo? If A-Rod hits a first-inning dinger, will it be deemed “un-clutch”? How do the Yanks manage sans their Top Sheff? Will Johnny D. surreptitiously place whoopie cushions throughout the Sox clubhouse? Will Lowell and Wily Mo have revenge on their erstwhile organization? Will “Bathroom Break” reach base? Does anyone outside of the NY-Bos corridor care? Lots to think about. And this is the place to do it, and for all of your comments on the night’s action. Post away.

447 comments… add one
  • Melky’s in the line-up

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 7:05 pm
  • Anyone know the weather situation?

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • And we’re off! Strike 1!

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • Sadly, I must get some exercise, so I am off for a run. Hopefully back by the end of the top of the first in about 40 mins, if all goes according to plan…

    SF May 9, 2006, 7:11 pm
  • DP! Nice.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:14 pm
  • Uh oh, Unit’s gonna have one of his tantrums!

    airk May 9, 2006, 7:15 pm
  • Knock down Papi? If RJ stayed any farther away he’d have tossed one into the Sox dugout.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • NIce play by Jeets on the scorcher. Looks like RJ isn’t fooling anyone with that slider.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Melky: right into the fire. Let’s hope not to many balls go out to right.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Yankee Stadium radar gun looks 3-4 mph too high as usual — Beckett at 97 mph?

    airk May 9, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • And Damon down on the heat over the plate. Those’ll get turned around, eventually.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Jeter up the middle. Great at bat. Agreed that the Yankee gun is a couple notches high. 98? Pushing credulity.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • The Giambino!

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Gone!!!! Was gonna complain about the bad call on the previous pitch but…..
    Beckett throwing hard, but if you put it down the middle, it’s gonna get hit. He got away with the K on Damon. Not here against Giambi.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Giambi of Shadows strikes first blood

    airk May 9, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • (*)

    sf rod May 9, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • And a nice ride from Matsui. Why do we get the feeling this is gonna be a high scoring affair?

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Any word on the Giambi Mini Balls?

    Mayday Malone May 9, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • 30 pitches for Beckett is the 1st inning

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • in=is

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 7:35 pm
  • yeah, with Beckett and Unit both so inconsistent lately, my money’s on a high-scoring game, too

    airk May 9, 2006, 7:35 pm
  • Nice play by A-Rod on his old nemesis, tek.
    Actually, the Giambi dinger illustrates a point made in an NYT column by Alan Schwarz last week, that being that all walks are not equal. For a slugger, there’s an opportunity cost in a walk, which comes at the expense of the chance to do greater damage.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Damn. 7 pitch inning?!

    airk May 9, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • And a quick inning for the unit. Those grounders are gonna start sneaking through, eventually.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Beckett needs a rare 2-pitch inning right here.

    airk May 9, 2006, 7:40 pm
  • 1 pitch, 1 out! *fingers crossed

    airk May 9, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • Cano vs. Beckett. Good matchup.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • Late call on Bernie. Tough one. And that means we wait for a first look at Melky. But good to have him between Melky and Cano. Those two are free swingin’.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • See if Bathroom Break can do anything here…

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • Yeah Gonzo! Productive at-bat! Walk.

    rk May 9, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • How do you walk Bathroom Break? That’s awful.
    PS: Is Dustan Moore wearing a camo undershirt?! WTF?

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Wow. Thats probably the highlight of the year as far as at-bats for Bathroom Break.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • Mohr and Gonzo, OBP machines!
    If the Sox squander this unusual opportunity, we’re sunk.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • Here’s a chance to add to our LOB total for the year . . .

    rk May 9, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • RJ really looks timid here. Is it control? Or is he worried about getting tagged? His fastball isn’t getting past anyone, his slider doesn’t seem to have great north-south movement, and he never really does much to change speeds. Picking at the corners isn’t gonna work, long term.
    Nice plays by Matsui, and then Cano on the shift.

    YF May 9, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Boy, Loretta is killing us with these weak infield balls with runners on.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • We’re really squandering this one… two on, no outs, top of the order up, 3-1 on the batter.
    Come on Big Papi!!

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • He moved the runners over while not GIDPing. That’s all I was hoping for . . .
    Papi . . .

    rk May 9, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Hey Randy, this would be a great time to follow that idiot Post writer’s advice.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Jeter! No!

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • For the record, ESPN is showing the Bonds show, and ESPN2 is showing, well, fishing.
    I realize I have East Coast bias, but COME ON.

    rk May 9, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • ARod is so clutch. NOT!
    2-1.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • And the wheels off.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • rk, its pretty ridiculous. I just figured the game would be on, but no…
    what happened on that play? Gamecast said Rodriguez made an error.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • Tek > Posada

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Aren’t we glad Loretta didn’t strike out back there?
    Yes.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • ARod! Grrr. But should we give props here to Larry Bowa (cringe at the tought) who is presumably in charge of infield positioning?
    Meanwhile, wheels coming off with RJ.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Ortiz shows his wheels. Sox 3, Yanks 2.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Yeah! Manny! Who says he can’t hit lefthanders?!

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • True, RK, but 9 times out of ten Loretta’s dribbler would have been an inning-killer. It took and error and a WP to capitalize.
    Now Ortiz is a speed demon. LOL. 3-2 Sox.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • RJ at 54 oitches. Time to warm up Sturtze!

    Tom sf May 9, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • I was hoping to push Big Ugly’s ERA back over 5, but all these are unearned runs.. *sigh*

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Cmon, Guidry. Do something to make RJ stop sucking.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • 56 pitches for Johnson. Whoever predicted that both these guys may be out of the game early, hope you put money on that…

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • That’s “pitches”

    Tom sf May 9, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Back from my run and on the telly for the next hour: American Idol. Please be descriptive, everyone!

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Oitches… That’s a keeper of a typo.
    Tek walks. Looks like NY got the Bad Randy tonight.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Two on, two out, and here comes the doubles machine.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • American Idol instead of the Sox, SF? Say it ain’t so.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Small warming.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Is this not a great title for a children’s book: “Big Randy, his iny balls, and the search for the Strike Zone”
    Those watching the TV, is the Stadium quiet or booing?

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Mercifully, the inning is over.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • iny = tiny, whoops

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Okay. Lowell Ks. But RJ is clearly shaken. Not sure it’s even worth bringing him out again.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Daaah turds. Oh well. I’ll take 3. Hopefully Beckett can keep it going from last inning.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Ugly inning. 3 unearned runs. The Sox aren’t winning, the Yankees are giving it to them.
    Think I’ll trash the hotel room.

    Joe May 9, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • American Idol? SF gonna have his posting privileges revoked!

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Gotta hand it to Mohr and AGon for getting that inning going. Particularly the 10-pitch at bat by Bathroom Break… Who’da thunk?

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Make him pitch to you, Melky!

    Joe May 9, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Melky Cabrera steps in. He seems to be timing his swing pretty well to fight off several of Beckett’s pitches. Finally he gets Cabrera to ground out 5-3.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Big ups to Torre for pencilling Melky into then lineup, and not letting him wilt on the bench, as he might have done. Is this a new leaf? Giving the younsters a shot? Too bad Andy Phillips didn’t get this treatment.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Damon hits a hard shot right at Youkilis. 2 away.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • I’m still not used to rooting against Johnny D, uh, I mean Damon.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • The only thing I like about Yankee Stadium is that people don’t yell YOOUUUUU every single frickin time that Youkilis comes to the plate or makes a put-out.
    I consider Youkilis a top contender for next Sox captain, but the YOOUUUU thing is really getting old fast.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Beckett’s keeping the ball down against Jeter. Leaves the 3-1 hanging over the middle but Jeter fouls it off. Full count: Jeter grounds out to third, Lowell with the the barehand grab. Nice play.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • ESPN has now seen sense, now that Bonds on Bonds is over, and now is playing . . .
    Battle of the Gridiron Stars, featuring NFL players playing paintball at Disney World.
    I know it’s just a Boston-NY thing, but sheesh.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Lowell putting on a clinic over there at third.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Lowell: Shades of Bill Mueller there. Nice.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Aw, come on. Family compromises. Cut me some slack!

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Go cry to Paula Abdul. Pathetic.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Crowd getting restless as RJ goes to 3-0 on Pena.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • Johnson comes back out to pitch the fourth and surprises no one by throwing 3 consecutive balls to Willy Mo.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • SF, shades of Jimmy Fallon over there. American Idol wins over Sox/Yanks game? Come on. At least have Gamecast on with earplugs.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Family? Compromise? This is Red Sox-Yankee baseball, man!
    Family members who don’t want to watch Boston v. New York should be taken out of the will.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Yowzer – sounds like you’re the one with tears in your eyes, YF.

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • RJ comes back and gets the K.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • //Will “Bathroom Break” reach base?//
    yep.
    you forgot, “will Roided Up Ape hit a home run that should never have happened?” and “will your defending AL MVP make a clusterfuck error?”

    beth May 9, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • I’m crying for your soul.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • “Roided Up Ape”. I like! Call the Baseball Encyclopedia!

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Johnson is going to hit the 80 pitch count real soon. I smell a Tanyon Sturtze sighting.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • And RJ.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • What is with that undershirt? Is Mohr going duck hunting with Cheney after the game? RJ walks him anyway. Guidry looks like he would rather be watching Idol with SF.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Speaking of soul, Eliot Yamin in da house!

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • I’m in now. Back from dinner, where I too was hoping to catch one of the best pitching match-ups (on paper, using last year’s stats) of the year on ESPN. But no. I’ll trade one of those Sox-Indians games last month for a Sox-Yanks game here…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Why do you backdoor slider Bathroom Break on pitch 1 of his at bat?

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Scratching head at these 8-10 pitch at bats by the bottom of our order. Johnson must really be off his game. Mohr and Gonzo are AA-level hitters.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • oh, and yes to that first question again.

    beth May 9, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • How much are the yankees paying this guy?

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • A-Gon with a single up the middle on an 0-2 pitch. Fairly tough pitch to hit, high in the zone on the outside corner. First and second, one out.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • AGon, the Randy Killer, now singles into center.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • BB owns RJ. Why is he hanging sliders to BB with 2 strikes? WTF RJ?

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • I know Mohr and A-Gon didn’t just reach base consecutively TWICE IN THE SAME GAME! What the crap is going on at Yankee Stadium???

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • How many more completely unexpected hits until Gonzo becomes a Yankee Killer? I think he needs a lot more, but this is a great start.
    Or Randy’s knees are dissolving.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Mohr must’ve borrowed the undershirt from Timlin.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Jeets should kick RJ in his mini balls for such foolish pitching.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Johnson fans Youk on a hard slider at the knees coming inside.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Wild Pitch #2

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Hey, I still remember the days when Vaughn Eshelman was a Yankee killer… So it doesn’t take *that* much…
    Youk with the K. This better not be one of those games wherre the 8-9 are on base every time but the 1-2-3 pull an 0-fer…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • i would like to just officially make note here how YFs cheered when dustan mohr fouled one off his foot and fell down.
    listen. i with them being bloodthirsty like that–it’s how we are. i understand, i really do.
    what i DO have a HUGE problem with is that simultaneously, YFs (at least the online ones–perhaps there are different castes?) cast themselves as “classy” fans and us as the boorish, uncouth ones, across the board. i have a HUGE problem with the generalizations, and more importantly with the fucking hypocrisy.
    where did this “classiness” bullshit come from anyway? why do we even need to play that stupid game? between today’s post article and that reaction to mohr’s fall just now, i think it’s time for YFs who like to harp on “class” to come off it.

    beth May 9, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Randy’s gotta be forcing back the tears right about now.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Two ducks on the pond for the semi-hot Loretta.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Another WP.
    Time for Loretta to pull a Todd Walker home run off the pole here.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • 89 pitches for R.J.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • What is he doing out there? How do you go 3-0 on Loretta with Papi on deck????

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Uh oh. 3-0 to Loretta… Load em up for Papi, RJ, I know you can!

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Lo-Lo!!!

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • That’ll do. 5-2 Sox.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Green Light on 3-0 I LOVE IT!

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Another WP or PB depending how it gets scored. Guidry visits the mound. He asks Randy, “Which one of us has an uglier moustache?” Hard shot up the line scores 2 as Giambi drops the ball thrown in by Matsui to Cano, who one hopped it to first though they had Loretta off the bag.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Eat dirt, A-Rod.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • M-LOR!!!!!!!

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • WHAT’S THAT I HEAR? SUCH INGRATITUDE!! SUCH A LACK OF CLASS!! TSK! FOR SHAME!!!

    beth May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Yeah! Loretta!
    I don’t think this is helping the yankees run differntial..

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • And now you pay for falling far behind. And Papi with the double. Maybe he shouldn’t have started this inning in the first place.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Ortiz double.
    Yankee fans booing their ace.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Randy comes out of the game after giving up another single.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Sleep tight, Randy. don’t let the bedbugs bite.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Worried about RJ yet, YFs? Or is it still “every little thing…gonna be alright” mode?

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • They’re booing him? Wow.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • I had a hunch about Loretta… I took him off the bench of my fantasy team for this game… Thought he might pull through…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Never thought you’d see the day when Randy Johnson gets pulled from the game in favor of Aaron Small.
    Lets go Manny!

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Guidry visits the mound. He asks Randy, “Which one of us has an uglier moustache?”
    LMAO

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Worried.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Surely there will be numerous think pieces about Yankees fans choosing to boo

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Guidry visits the mound. He asks Randy, “Which one of us has an uglier moustache?”
    LMAO
    Johnson’s ERA is now 5.01. And that’s with a bunch of unearned ones.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Yeah, 5 wins is cool, but an ERA over 5 will catch up to you soner or later. And unlike our similar-ERAd friend Beckett, Johnson has been consistently this bad all year long…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Doesn’t Aaron Small look kinda like Wallace (as in Wallace and Gromit)?

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • Erm double that is. Ortiz on second, Loretta on third. Aaron Small comes in to face Manny with two outs.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • CHEESE, GROMIT

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • Manny, hit a home run for George Washington high school.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Johnson got booed? Will Torre call out the Yankees fans like he did the Sox fans who booed Damon?

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • “If giving up runs is more important to them than all the help he’s given us winning zero World Series, then i guess that’s their preorgative…”

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Wait wait wait…
    THey were booing because of the Big Eunuch’s performance in the ’01 WS, right?
    I’m confused- with all of the high-handing and talk of classless Sox fans booing their former CF, I thought that MFYFs were above such low brow antics…

    Mayday Malone May 9, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • rk: good call on Small, totally :) Small gets up quick on Manny, who takes a long walk around the plate trying to remember whether he prefers vanilla or strawberry. He then steps in and kills a fan with a 150mph line drive foul on the right side.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • RJ has now given up 16 runs in his last 15 innings. Absolutely craptacular. Is he toast?

    Tom sf May 9, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • RJ has now given up 16 runs in his last 15 innings. Absolutely craptacular. Is he toast?

    Tom sf May 9, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • Four runs scored by Mohr + AGon tonight. Wish I’d had money on that.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • Long at bat from Manny as the countis now full. Small gets Manny to chase a pitch at the ankles, but Manny gets a piece of it and the AB continues.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • It’s funny that sox fans attack Yanks fans for other Sox fans attacking Sox fans for booing Damon. Wasn’t it BDD that chastised the rest of the Nation?

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • This is quite an at-bat…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Sorry for the double post, not sure what happened. Kind of like what RJ is saying right now.

    Tom sf May 9, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • That’s the Melky we remember!

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Melky!! Did A-Rod teach you that move?

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • there is a god

    bigclo May 9, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Not sure what the criteria is for an “epic” at-bat, but this certainly is one.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Wow, 11 pitches so far. That muppet manny is one good hitter.
    Oops, make that 12 pitches and, according to gameday, a run-scoring play.
    Damn.

    Joe May 9, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • Wind is blowing like crazy, pushed the ball about thirty yards from where Cano lined up. Cabrera does his best Jeter impersonation and drops it. Manny on 2nd, Boston 7, NY 2.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • If Small wasn’t warm before, he is now.
    Two runs score on a Melky dropped fly ball. WEEI had all but called it an out before he dropped it.
    7-2 Sox.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • It’s called fundamentals Melky- my 2-year old cousin knows to catch with two hands.

    Mayday Malone May 9, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • I am not attacking anyone. I am simply wondering how Joe Torre will react to the booing, since he was so vocal about it last week.

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • You have to let us poor GameCasters know what happened – remember it’s this or Bonds, Fishing, or Paint Ball a la ESPN . . .

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Why didn’t Damon gun the ball to the plate once he picked it up?
    Oh, right.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • Can I stress how important it is for Josh Beckett to come out and set down the Yankees quickly?

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • agreed.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • NickYF, if you think DirtDogs speaks for most Sox fans, you’re dead wrong.
    He’s more like the Matt Drudge of Boston sports… An unfortunate fixture whose main m.o. is to try to stir up false controversy.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Torre’s comments about it were especially annoying, as if he doesn’t know anything about this rivalry or all the crap that’s been said by and baout Damon during this offseason…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • hey ESPN2 has polo earlier today…..I bet they are KICKING themselves over passing up on this game.
    and damon didn’t gun the ball because the sox are in damon’s head

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • I am now trashing the hotel room. First lamp is on the floor & in pieces.

    Joe May 9, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Second lamp is in the toilet. I wrote “Randy” on it.

    Joe May 9, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • LOL

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • So is that four unearned runs now? Or five? Well, it’s a good thing the Red Sox are playing above their average … you know, by “any objective measure”…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Yes, Beckett really needs to have a few more quick innings. The Yanks do have that 1000-run offense, right?
    It’s a testament to how thick the lineup is, that we’re not comfy with a demoralizing 5 run lead.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • haha Joe, make sure you write on it “You suck Unit”

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • rk: Cano originally meant out to field the ball, which was hit rilly rilly hard, but the wind was blowing so hard that even though all three fielders were in the area, none were sure where it was going to come down. Cabrera actually had to backtrack. Earlier in the AB, they showed debris flying by the plate at what looked to be about 25 mph. Current weather shows wind in from left at 21mph.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • What happened on Cabrera’s drop? Did the wind knock it away? Apparently Michael Kay said “….with an assist from the wind”. True?

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Only 2 ER for Randy, but 5 walks and 2 WP, so he can’t make any excuses. He will anyway, naturally.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • SF: yes the wind is ripping form left to right field, but he had it in his mit, he just didn’t close it

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Thanks gerbil, that makes more sense.

    rk May 9, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Can we leave the whole “booing” Damon argument behind? I’m here to make peace. If you’re a Sox fan and you boo’ed Damon, good for you. No problem. You paid to get in. You get to do what you want. Let’s all just drop this, and know that there are knuckleheads everywhere. Time to move on.
    Speaking of which, I recall writing something back in the first inning about how this was going to be a hi scoring game. And in the previous post about Melky’s dubious defense.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • the yanks have overcome 5 run leads before. I’m happy, but this game is far from over.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • SF, The wind blew it around, but Cabrera tried to catch it one-handed, and it hit squarely off his glove. He wasn’t even lunging at it or anything – just standing there like a chump.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • So the wind knocked his glove open? That IS strong!
    How can it be a wind-assisted drop if the ball was in his glove?

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • I have now set the bed on fire by ritually burning my #41 jeresey.
    Oh well, before hotel security drags me out of here, can I just say that I hope that this teaches King George to give 40 year old pitchers 3 year contracts.
    5 unearned runs. Just wow.

    Joe May 9, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • //It’s funny that sox fans attack Yanks fans for other Sox fans attacking Sox fans for booing Damon. Wasn’t it BDD that chastised the rest of the Nation? //
    LOL. now that there’s no leg of self-righteousness left to stand on, you’re gonna try to turn THAT into something sox fans did wrong TOO?
    wow. WOW. what an insane funhouse it must be inside the YF brain.

    beth May 9, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • The commentary by EEI seemed to indicate that Johnson was irritated with Posada (Randy was charged with two wild pitches).
    Maybe they need to bring his old catcher back with a police escort.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Joe, calm down!! Come on – it’s one game.
    (Can you believe it? A Sox fan talking a Yanks fan off a ledge. Turnabout!!!)

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • I’m no Yankees expert by any stretch, but I thought the problem with Cabrera last year was that he got callex up too early, made some mistakes, lost confidence, cycle continues, etc.
    So why bring him up so early this year? It’s kind of like the Sox demoting Delcarmen, who was finally getting his legs under him, for a journeyman lefty with great minor league but mediocre major league numbers…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Mohr’s camo undershirt: not kosher. Good to support the troops, but wear a matching uni, please.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • hey joe, get ready to burn your damon jersey soon enough ;)
    fast 1-2-3 by beckett, yanks back on the field

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Good stat on Beckett on YES: .289 first time through order, .202 second time.
    SF: The ball did hit Cabrera’s mitt; he was backpedaling after he came in too far. The wind really did push it all around, but Cabrera had a very good chance at it.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • An 11-pitch inning for Beckett… Just what the doctor ordered.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Theres yr 11 pitch inning. Here comes the modern day murderer’s row: Dustin Mohr and Bathroom Break! (YFs are cowering under their beds, I’m sure)

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • There’s that quick inning, made to order, SF…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • The camo shirt:
    is a boston camo shirt, timlin has one as well, you can see him sport it in the yanks V sox DVD in may.
    so it technichally IS a team undershirt

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • YF: Next after the fashion tips, you’ll be telling Sox players to shave their facial hair.
    I’m starting to think you’re Steinbrenner.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • A-Rod Strikes Again!

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Beth, I’ll leave at this: there have been very few yanks posters on THIS site that have brought up the classlessness of Sox fans Damon’s booing. I’d say there were a couple of Sox fans who were critical of other Sox fans for booing. It’s been more of a civil war than something between Yanks and Sox fans on this site. Most Yanks fans here didn’t really care. You can imagine a conflict if you’d like.
    back to the game. This sucks.

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • ARod boots it to lead off the fifth, and Lowell is on first, E5.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • A-Rod like a post over there today. Why are the YES men claiming that is anything but a gigantic, 64 pica error.

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Aaaaa-Rod, Aaaa-Rod, Aaaaaa-Rodddd….

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Wow, the way the Yanks are playing, you’d think they were all 21 years old in Fenway for the first time… What gives?

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Holy shit that guy is clutch!!!

    Mayday Malone May 9, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • The whole hotel is now on fire.
    Guests are taking refuge in the pool.
    I am fending off the SWAT team with an assault rifle.
    I intend to go out in a blaze of glory.
    This is my last stand!
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Oh wait, it’s only a baseball game.
    I think I’ll just head down to the bar and have a beer and get a good night’s sleep. Here’s to taking 2 out of 3.

    Joe May 9, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Nick is right, Beth. Most of the calling out of Sox fans booing has actually been done by me.

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Man, the yankees forgot to eat their wheaties today, huh?

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Finally, an uninteresting play as Pena flies out to center. Nobody dropped it, nobody fell over, nobody spontaneously combusted.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • A-Rod made more money while committing that error than I made all of 2005

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Man, good move by Tito, pinch-hitting Trot… I don’t care how hot Mohr is, he’s not a better hitter than Trot. Period.

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Wow, Trot is in for Mohr despite a single, a walk, and 2 runs scored.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Trot into the game. Dustan Mohr goes out on top, after having his greatest game as a Sox in just 4 innings.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • This is interesting. SF, what do you think about putting My-Man-Trot in for Mohr? Seems kinda unnecessary to me, and it means moving Pena into center. An odd choice by Francona, unless Mohr is hurt.

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Small walks Trot.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Short porch in right, Trot can eat it up – he’s a better hitter than Mohr under most circumstances. I don’t see how the move is a bad one. It’s very aggressive, without a doubt. Just keep your fingers crossed that Trot doesn’t pull a hammy on a damp field.

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • If Gonzo gets on base again, I am going to have to reconsider my atheism.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • They wanted Mohr to hit but they couldn’t find him. His camo shirt made in invisible.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • O my God, it seems that I am asleep.

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • holy shit

    Anonymous May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Three run shot to left as Gonzalez (???!!!!) hits one 20 rows back in left.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • lol, Gerbil

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Did that actually just happen? Bathroom Break?!

    YF May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • GONZO HOME RUN
    THERE IS A GOD AFTER ALL

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • 10-2
    feel the love boys

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Holy
    Crap.

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Melky Cabrera notably uses both hands to catch Youk’s high pop-up…

    airk May 9, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • NO EFFING WAY!!!!

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Cabrera uses both hands to catch the ball in right. Two outs.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • I am giggling uncontrollably.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • and a new expression is born:
    ladies and gents, the bathroom break has sung. This game is over.

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • This must be the hot streak Francona’s been talking about for the past month and a half.
    BATHROOM BREAK!!! YEAH!

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Can I stress how important it is for Josh Beckett to come out and set the Yankees down quickly?

    SF May 9, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • this may as well be a mcdonalds drive through, because I am loving it :D

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • here here, cheers to all the sox players breaking their slumps tonight.

    bigclo May 9, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Two errors by your MVP Gold Glove third baseman — $20 million
    Less than 4 innings from your World Series MVP future Hall-of-Fame ace — $15 million
    Giving up a three-run home run to a guy batting under .200 — priceless.

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Loretta hits a Small pitch that was hung out over the middle of the plate with little motion on it straight back up the middle. First base, two outs to Ortiz.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • so, who’s going to win American Idol?

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Um, I’m starting to think Aaron Small’s season last year might have been a fluke. Just a theory of mine. :)

    Hunter May 9, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • “theory” you are having hunter?
    I called that last year ;)

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • i’m voting for gonzales on idol tonight.

    bigclo May 9, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • That was my favorite half inning in a long time.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • That’s a pretty crazy theory, Hunter.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Cano fields a routine grounder from Papi to end the inning. I feel quite ill, and need a malted liquid refreshment. The pain.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • I’m thinking the last 15 years of Randy Johnson’s career were a fluke too. I mean, wha’d he walk like 5 guys tonight?

    mattymatty May 9, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • OK, a little Idol analogy:
    Unit:Katharine McPhee::Bathroom Break:Eliot Yamin

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • These are the kinds of half-innings I think about in the morning when I’m wondering how the series will go (along with Schilling’s perfect game and Papi’s grand slam in the 9th). Never thought I’d actually see one…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • THAT was a tough pitch.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Randy peaked when he killed that bird a few years back, matty

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Okay Yanks fans, if there are any of you left watching out there. A new thread is started above. Something to get us thinking. Because this thing is too friggin ugly for words.

    YF May 9, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Finally. Something positive to write about. Cano ropes a double to write over Nixon’s head.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • darn. Cano is the first Yankees to rweach base in 4 innings.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YF. That’s some weakass shit.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Bernie looks at a pitch at least six inches off the plate that gets called a strike. Strike zone has been all over tonight.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • AG with a new excuse!!!! ding ding ding ding we have a winner!

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • I’m leaving work and this computer and I’m going to read The Consolation of Philosophy and weep myself to sleep. There’s always tomorrow.

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • YF waves the white flag.
    But we demand unconditional surrender.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • the whiff.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Us? Weak? Who was the one to foresake his boys for-dare i say it–AMERICAN IDOL. For shame, SF. Your parents, I think, are not proud of you tonite.

    YF May 9, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Much like the Yanks’ chances of winning this game, eh, AG?

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Melky Cabrera steps in with two outs and Cano in scoring position at second, and strokes a single to center. I think that puts him at -1 on the plus/minus chart for his game so far. Oh wait, this isn’t hockey.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Mike Kay now gushes about the “intestinal fortitude” of Melky Cabrera after his single drives in a run. Is he kidding? What was Cabrera supposed to do, just kneel down on the ground and cower?

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • 10-3 Sox on a Melky RBI single.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Melky Baby! 5-3! We’re so back in it! YEEAHHHHH

    YF May 9, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • No argument from me, Paul. We’ll see if the Yankees feel differently than I do.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Short porch, and a Damon special would make this a 5 run ballgame with lots of time left. Bear down, Josh.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • “What was Cabrera supposed to do, just kneel down on the ground and cower?”
    that’s what I’m doing

    NickYF May 9, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Thank you, Beckett, for striking out Bubba Damon.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Johnny takes a 1-2 looking to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Johnny 0-7 vs. Sox this year.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • And Damon Ks, showing very little intestinal fortitude…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • What, I am supposed to risk household happiness to watch this game when I can watch this thread AND American Idol at the same time? What entertainment!

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • The Toilet Radar has got to be b.s. Every other pitch is 96/97.The Toilet Radar has got to be b.s. Every other pitch is 96/97.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • SF: Repeat, who are these non-Sox-rooting family members?
    Paternity tests are in order.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • Manuel!

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • WATCH IT, JOHNNY D!

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • DING DONG!!!!!
    Manny being Manny!!!

    sithkhan May 9, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Manny makes it 11-3, smacking the ball to CF on the first pitch.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • It’s almost like piling on…I couldn’t even bring myself to do the all-caps on the Manny home run….

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Everyone in the family is a Sox rooter. But not everyone in the family is a Sox diehard. Yet.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Small’s ERA is now 18.00.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Mike Kay with another gem:
    “They say Manny Ramirez is a student of hitting, that he studies”.
    Uh, NO SHIT, Mike.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Lowell scorches another double. Dude’s got a slow bat, don’tcha think?

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Jeter with RANGE.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Mikemike.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Lowell with ANOTHER double!!

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Lowell doubles (#18).
    It’s hard for this game to get much better.
    A third A-Rod error would do the trick, though.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • With Loretta on third, ARod fields the wind-blown plastic bag cleanly and puts it away.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Can I stress how important it is for Josh Beckett to come out and set the Yankees down quickly?

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Oops Lowell on third. Damon records the third out to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Remy and Orsillo are entering the “garbage time commentary” zone

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • LowellewoL

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • How long did it take you to come up with that, Hudson?

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Harris in; wonder if Terry will give Snow and Cora a chance to stretch their legs, too.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Francona just took Ramirez out, so Mohr and Manny are both gone, and it’s only the 6th. What if someone gets hurt? I might have waited one more inning…

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Wily Mo now in left field. Bored with the game, Francona sets his eyes on breaking obscure records for Most Positions Played in One Game.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • In other good news: Oakland 6, Toronto 3, 8th inning.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Just able to tune in now. Unit gave up 7 runs, only 2 earned?? Did Alex Gonzalez actually hit one out?! Ugh. WTF…

    Spidey May 9, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Good eye from Jeter here.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Jeter steps in. Beckett is throwing hard and puts the 1-1 past Jeter at 97 mph. The 1-2 is another 97 mph offering that Jeter fouls up the right side. 79mph curve ball was close to a strike but Jeter takes it. 2-2 pitch: another curve that misses to bring the count full.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • Bad eye from Jeter there. Piss and moan, piss and moan…the pitch wasn’t at all a ball. Even Jim Kaat agrees.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • (Paul: Just long enough to reject MikekiM.)
    Jeter whining over his K.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • The Yanks players need to cool it with the complaining about the umpiring. Really lame.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Lowell rings up Jeter on a pitch that was pretty close, and he barks about it as he goes to grab some pine. Gotta swing at that one DJ, the ump has been calling the knees pretty regularly.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Jeter’s just working the refs for tomorrow or later in the season.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • lol, No Sox players ever do that ;-)

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Gerbil, I hope you are posting those pitch speeds with a grain of salt.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Lowell??? I mean Beckett. What is wrong with me.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Keep an eye on ARod, this is the kind of game where he tries to slap the ball out of someone’s glove.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Clutch. and the BOOS RAIN DOWN ON A-ROD.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Yeah, airk, I don’t trust the gun either. Arod hits into the 543 DP to end the inning after Giambi got on board with a soft single to right center.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Yeah, Sox players do it, too, as does every team now and then, but when a team does it on a regular basis it gets really tiresome.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • ARod DPs, faint sound of booing.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • “Keep an eye on ARod, this is the kind of game where he tries to slap the ball out of someone’s glove.”
    LOL, Hudson. Deserves reposting

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Wonder what Cashman’s headband is saying to him tonight.
    Ooops, wrong board.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • If failing repeatedly in clutch situations is more important to them than all the work he’s done helping the Yankees win zero World Series, I guess that’s their prerogative…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Ron Villone comes in to show us ways to lose we haven’t even thought of yet.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • I think Cashman is wearing the gag-ball right now, not the headband.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • A-Gon makes an out. Bench ‘im!

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Villone figures walking someone is safer than allowing the field to try to make an out into a double. Loretta promptly singles to left to make it first and second with one away to Papi.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Loretta continues the pile-on.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • M-Lor with a nice 3-hit night.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Villone up quick on Papi 0-2 on two quality pitches.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • If Papi homers here, they might just have to pinch-hit him for the rest of the night so he can get some relief from his flu.
    Maybe they could let Tavarez bat.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Bathroom Break Part Deux

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Harris: .067

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • “Keep an eye on ARod, this is the kind of game where he tries to slap the ball out of someone’s glove.”
    bets line evar LOL

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • anyone have Beckett’s pitch count?

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Ortiz check swings at a bad pitch for strike 3. He’s 1-4 on the night. Harris flies out to Damon to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Harris is even worse than Bathroom Break…
    This is like, Long Painful No. 2…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Beckett’s at 93 pitches.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • thanks gerbil

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • Flash Gordon just gave up a two-run jack to Delgado in the top of the ninth in Philly to let the Mets tie. Best team in New York, those Mets.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • I am curious to see Mike Holtz pitch. I hadn’t even heard of the guy until he was called up today, but his AAA number this years are promising.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Why is Jim Kaat acting a little surprised that Beckett has performed well in Yankee Stadium under the pressure of this matchup?

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Matsui hits a breaking pitch weakly to second, 4-3, one away. Jorge steps in and grounds it to right for a single.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Beckett just got dinged on the ankle, the pinball turns into a 1-5-4 forceout.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Cano hits a shot off Beckett’s left achilles tendon that bounces to third. The out is recorded at second. Yankee trainers come out, but Beckett waves them off, saying he is fine. 2 outs, Cano on first on the FC, Bernie is up.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • off the leg…….hope all is well for him, looks like it hit him in the ankle area..

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Only thing I don’t like about tonight’s game: Sometimes, after a big blow-out win, teams get complacent and lazy the next night.
    Like for example, I remember this one time when a team won 19-8, then lost the next four games of the series.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • See ya, Bernie. And gets TOSSED!!!

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • LOL, hudson

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Crybaby Bernie Williams ejected.
    So much class in New York.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Yeah that team sure did do one of the biggest choke jobs in sports history

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Bernie is visibly frustrated at the strike three call (it was questionable), flips his helmet behind him (it actually hits the ump! There will be a fine for that for sure), and he gets ejected. End of the inning on the K.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Awww. Berniew fwustwated…

    Mayday Malone May 9, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Yeah that team sure did do one of the biggest choke jobs in sports history
    Did they just toss bernie???

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • 7 Ks for J-Bek

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Bernie to join Randy in the clubhouse to have a good cry.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Williams was the DH… So that means a Yankee pitcher would have to bat if they stage a comeback, right?

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Johnny Damon can join the pity party, too — Bubba’s in.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Damon, bernie and the unit, this game has delivered for sox fans….way too much fun LOL

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • They just showed the replay of Williams tossing the helmet, and it was totally classless, babyish. With intent, however softly he chucked it. He ought to be fined at best, suspended a game or a handful at worst. And I like Bernie.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • It’s a rough life being a Yankee.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Villone twisted ankle, Giambi didn’t cover, Wily E. Coyote reaches base for the first time tonight.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Stinnet is in to catch
    Before you Sox fans get too indignant about Bernie, Lowell just argued strike 3 as well, and Ortiz as well as several other batters have questioned the zone tonight.
    Pena hits the ball between pitcher and first (Wow, he’s fast) Small fields the ball well, but Giambi brain farts and forgets to cover the bag.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • oops %s/Small/Villone/
    Villone nicks nixon’s jersey and is awarded first.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Jim Kaat quickly assumes no intent behind Villone hitting Nixon. How…predictable.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • I wouldn’t call what Lowell’s response argueing. he kinda turned around slowly and probably said “You sure?” to the ump.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • thats why you keep a dh a dh

    bigclo May 9, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • I’m gonna have to buy all the New York papers tomorrow.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • AG: Lowell didn’t toss his helmet at the ump. I think there’s a small difference.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Jim Kaat is clearly a very intelligent man.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Gerbil, you’re right, those guys also threw their helmets. It’s exactly the same thing.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • There are some seriously angry fans in the Bronx right now. True fans.

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • SF: I posted right away that Bernie’s actions warranted at least a fine. However, there has been a lot of chatter from both sides regarding the zone tonight.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • And A-Gon, yes… Just walked…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • AGon has reached base 4 times tonight.
    In other news: Cats and dogs, living together…

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • And now I have to turn the sound off in the bedroom so my wife can sleep. Is YF going to call me out for not being a true fan because I watch in silence as opposed to the full audio glory of YES?

    SF May 9, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Way before Bernie, Charlie Reliford let this game get out of hand. There has been plenty of barking that in many other situations would have warranted ejection.
    Fact:
    Bernie’s actions were inexcusable. Eject him, fine him, maybe suspend him.
    Fact:
    Many other players on both sides would have been tossed tonight by umps that weren’t afraid of tossing a player in a game that has this level of scrutiny.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • But he can’t score his fourth run of the night…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Melky = most productive Yankee tonight?

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Plenty of good seats still available at the stadium, folks.

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • HBP. The Keith Foulke Experience is underway…

    airk May 9, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Gerbil, don’t worry… Cashman is putting together another videotape to send to Selig.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • SF, I would rather listen in silence then have to listen to that crap.
    oh noes Foulke hit bubba LOL

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Cabrera hits a shot to AGon that he fields quickly and rifles to first, hard throw, but pulled Youk off the bag. Not sure if he would have had the out; Cabrera has wheels.
    And Crosby bitches about a pitch on the inside high corner. Foulke then hits Crosby, which was absolutely unintentional (0-2, and it’s fricking Crosby), though Reliford comes out to talk about it.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • What the heck is Foulke doing?

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Jeter hits a shot that should have been a double to left, but Pena makes a great running grab over the shoulder to record the first out. What a fantastic catch. Full run, tracking it all the way. I like it. Wait, I hate it. Well, really I like it.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • This is the perfect scenario for an Arod homer.

    Tom sf May 9, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Great catch by Wily Mo Wheels to save Foulke from ignominy.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Did Willy Mo just play Defense?
    this game is going stright to the twilight zone for me.

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Wily Mo robs Jeets. Not our nite. Just not our nite.

    YF May 9, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Boy, Foulke is pushing his luck here.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • thats probably a good call to pinch hit cairo

    bigclo May 9, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Giambi hits a pop-out to right.. just missed the dinger, and Jason knew it when he made contact. Cabrera (his AB was ruled a single) tags to third, Crosby stays at first.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • LOL, Remy points out that the clean-up hitters right now are Miguel Cairo and Willie Harris. Good times.

    airk May 9, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Maybe I should pay more attention to defensive replacements!

    Tom sf May 9, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Cairo pops out to end the “threat”. (j/k)

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • WEEI makes the good point that Snow is an option for Papi here (let him go back to the hotel and rest that cold).

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Hudson: Regarding the tape, the funny thing about what you said is that it is absolutely true.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Getting into the Yankee pen tonight may prove important in the series, though the big guns weren’t touched.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Cairo records out number one, fielding the two hopper quite cleanly. Tanyon Sturtze sighting.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Here’s J.T. Someone. I recognize him from somewhere.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • Toronto lost, Baltimore has come back in the 9th.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Hey hey, even J.T. Snow is on base :D

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Snow singles, bringing up Big Willie Harris.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • even willie gets a hit??? nice

    bigclo May 9, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Harris singles, Snow to 3rd.
    Whatever our guys ate for lunch, they should eat it again tomorrow.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • I don’t know if I am more disappointed in my fellow Yankees fans (as JT hits a full count single to right) for abandoning me to the lion pit of you Sox fans, or for myself for not being smart enough to slink away in shame and get a good drunk on.
    Cmon, Tanyon! Get the ball in play on the ground for two! Nope, single to right for the devastating Harris, leaving us first and third with one out for Tek.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • you knwo up to this point tek is 0-4 for the night, one of the few sox without a hit.

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Surprised Mirabelli isn’t getting an AB here… Tek needs all the rest he can get…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Harris has got to be pleased, he raised his average from .062 to .118

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • he will get a rest on thursday when Doug catches for wake he will be fine.

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Well, that’s one way to get an RBI.
    12-3.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Mattingly looks like he just passed a kidney stone

    airk May 9, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • Sox score another on a roller by Tek just in front of the plate that Stinnet muffs. Why is he throwing to second???!! Quick snap to first to contain the run.
    Anyway, incredibly graceful play by Jeter as Stinnett throws high and off the bag to the right; they miss the force at second, but he recovers to get the out at first. Very nice play.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • L O W E L L E W O L

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • This is hysterical. Shemp with the awkward attempt in left on another double by Mikemike.

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Matsui misses the ball over the shoulder and it’s another run for Boston, 13 – 3

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:17 pm
  • You know, if only his bat speed were a little quicker, he might be a pretty good hitter…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 10:17 pm
  • Much as I’m enjoying it, this game has become ridiculous.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:17 pm
  • Is this really a major league team the Sox are playing? I mean, I know the Yankees are really good (seriously), but this is a joke.

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Cairo gets in on the act and looks like he forgets where he is.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Make that “totally ridiculous.”

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • I’m fairly certain that Sturtze’s days as a Yankee are pretty much up. Too bad for us…

    Hunter May 9, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Okay, it’s 14-3. Didn’t we learn anything from the WBC? Mercy rule, please.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Make that “totally, utterly ridiculous.”
    Mike Myers is warming.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Correction… Ridiculously ridiculous…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • “Giambi is a statue at first.”
    -Jerry Trupiano

    Mayday Malone May 9, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Sure, why not a wild pitch/passed ball. Stinnet keeps it in play and the Red Sox, who are ready to go back to their hotel, choose not to take advantage of another gaffe.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Bring in meyers, make it a complete and total crazy night
    I don’t think sturtze is going to be coming back to the mound anytime soon :D

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • YF – for tomorrow’s game thread, can you introduce it again with “will Bathroom Break get on base?”?
    Cuz that was AWESOME
    (sorry i abandoned the thread – gf who hates baseball came home, and though i did have Gamecast on while we were chatting (and she had the following comments “wow, Sox are doing awesome! and it’s against the Yankees? that’s great!!”), i wasn’t typing away on the thread.

    rk May 9, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • Thank goodness. AGon just reassured me that this wasn’t a complete hallucination by not homering for the second time.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • HOLD THE PRESSES. SEANEZ IN. THIS GAME ISN’T OVER.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • It’s Pince-nez time!

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Yeah, Hudson – if there’s one pitcher up to the task of keeping this game going, it’s Rudy. Man, I’m going to need to watch this instead of heading downstairs w/the gf . . .

    rk May 9, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • What’s Matsui’s porn-of-choice after a game like tonight?

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • See‘ya-nez!

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • Actually, please don’t answer that, anyone.

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • I hope Dish TV doesn’t block the Sox in 2 rerun… I wanna see A-Gon hit a home run for real…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • SF, I am guessing Bukake of some kind….with mini balls

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • See‘ya-nez!

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • one out. Stinnett steps in and shows a decent eye by ignoring pitches that are kicking up dirt. Why, on earth, is Seanez not throwing straight strikes to end this?

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • Wily Mo with the anti-Melky grab.

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • I would guess some masochism porn, right? Cuz that’s probably what this felt like.
    But SFs – we need to remember some equally awful games last year. As I recall, this is Randy’s first loss to the Sox.

    rk May 9, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • There we go. Willy Mo has to make a pretty big adjustment as the wind is still blowing, but he makes the catch. Two away.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • There we go. Willy Mo has to make a pretty big adjustment as the wind is still blowing, but he makes the catch. Two away.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • willy claps at the yankee fans booing him, classic pic there LOL

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • I’ll be tuning into Mike and the Mad Dog for sure tomorrow for the brutal post-mortem.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • If 10 straight guys hit home runs the Yankees will…still be losing!

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Two away, Cano has his worst plate appearance of the night, but mercifully, the game is over.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • Post-mortem already posted, see the fresh thread.
    Way to go Sox! Now win tomorrow and make Thursday gravy.

    SF May 9, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Seanez gets a 1-2-3 inning, confirming that the world has turned upside down tonight.
    Heckuva game, Randy.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • and the pain is over for yankee fan
    14-3 final score, sox up 2-0 so far this year. see you all on the marrow for curt and moose :D

    TheTree1918 May 9, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • With absolutely no fanfare whatsoever, the Red Sox have decimated the Yankees…

    Paul A. May 9, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Okay folks, same bat time, same bat channel. See you tomorrow for game 2.
    I’m going to go cry in my pillow, kick the dog, or at least ride my bike home and have dinner. I hope for a better game tomorrow. This was redonkulous.

    attackgerbil May 9, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • Boston had 27 baserunners tonight.

    Hudson May 9, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • Sturtze???? C’mon Torre how many chances are you going to give this guy. As a Yankee fan I am pretty embarassed. I went to a bar to watch the game and I left the second I saw Sturtze in the pen. I’m sickened. Hopefully (and more than likely) Moose will pitch a better game than todays.

    Ally May 9, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • I was there tonight/last night. It was fun.

    Devine May 10, 2006, 1:49 am

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