In the top of the seventh inning with no score, two outs and Pedro Ciriaco on second, Bobby V. pinch hit Daniel Nava for Jose Iglesias on a 2-2 count in the middle of Igesias’ at bat. Tim Britton tries to reason why.
Sunday, September 16th, 2012
It’s a two days old now, but:
“Are you kidding? This is the weakest roster we’ve ever had in September in the history of baseball. We could use help everywhere. I think we have four outfielders—in September. I think we have four infielders—in September. If there are people who could be brought up, we should bring them up. But I don’t know that there are a lot of guys left. I think we have four outfielders. We might have three. No, we have four. Five, counting (Ryan) Kalish, but he’s not playing.” – Bobby Valentine
Jon Lester is on the mound as the Red Sox look to sweep the Jays before heading to Tampa for a four-game set. Brandon Morrow gets the start for Toronto. Comment away.
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
The Sox are 15 games under .500, while the Jays are 13 games short of even. Clay Buchholz went nearly the distance his last time out but took the loss in the ninth; this happened to be against today’s opponent and their pitcher, Carlos Villaneuva. Whatelseyagonnado? Mow the lawn? Crack a beer and comment away.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Derek Jeter is in the line-up tonight as a DH for the Bombers, bone bruise and all. Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup due to the birth of his son, which means Ivan De Jesus fills in at second. With the Captain at DH, it means that right-handed Steve Pearce plays first for the Yankees tonight, as Jones will play LF and Swisher RF for their bats to face southpaw Felix Doubront, who looks for his first win since mid-July. Phil Hughes is on the mound, and is looking to break his seven-game streak of giving up at least one long ball. Comment away.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Mix a man, a cap, and a strong breeze and hilarity ensues as he stumbles through the street trying to recapture some dignity. Pop quiz: when’s the last time the Yankees won back-to back games? Answer: not since mid-fricking-August. New York is knotted with Baltimore for the lead in the East and has played .500 ball since July 1st. The Red Sox celebrated last night as birthday boy Jacoby Ellsbury brought the cake and ate it too, going 4-5 with a walk-off rib against David Robertson and the Bombers last night. If you follow trends, there’s mediocrity on the way tonight as the indecisive David Phelps (three NDs in his last three starts) faces the Sox while Aaron Cook (5 losses in 5 starts with 17 earned over 25 innings) gets the rock against the Bombers at Fenway.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Over the next six days the Yankees have a perfect opportunity to put some real distance between themselves and their nearest pursuers for the AL East divisional title.
While the Yanks head into Fenway tonight to play a rival that is down on their luck and down in the standings, their main two rivals for the division title clash in Baltimore. Following those two series, the Orioles have to jet out to the west coast and go straight into a three-game series against the tough and equally over-achieving Oakland A’s while the Yanks host the Rays in the Bronx. If the Yankees can handle their business, come Monday morning they could again have a commanding lead. If…..
In the meantime, we’ll try not to think about the elephant in the room that would kill any Yankee post-season run before it begins: the cause of CC Sabathia’s substantial drop in velocity.
Starting it all off this evening is a clash of two rivals on opposite ends of the standings each sending arguably their best pitcher to the mound. If the Yankees are lucky, the Sox will be motivated less by knocking their rivals down in the standings than by knocking their own manager off his perch, though I doubt it.
It’s Kuroda vs. Lester in Fenway.
Friday, September 7th, 2012
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Outscored 33-5 in Oakland, the Red Sox trudge up I5 — the team plane was “accidentally” sold to The Dodgers — on a 50 Shades Of Greyhound Bus to face the hapless Mariners, who have been outscored 25-10 in their last five games.
Watch! If you dare.
Saturday, September 1st, 2012
After last night’s debacle, the Sox found themselves the losers of four straight games and finished August with a record of 9-20. Felix Doubront is on the mound tonight in Oaktown, who send A.J. Griffin to the mound. Griffin beat the Sox on July 4th in Oakland, while Doubront suffered a loss to the A’s May 1st at Fenway. Comment away.
Saturday, August 25th, 2012
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Sunday, August 19th, 2012