From Wong to Wright: Sox-Yanks Gamer II

With the exception of the (possible) return of Sheffield, the fortunes of our respective teams couldn’t be more opposite.

The Yankees seem to be putting more men on the DL by the day, while the Red Sox have David Riske back, David Wells returning and Coco Crisp on the way. Almost makes you forget one of our hottest hitters is missing his second straight game with a sore wrist of his own.

Can the Yankees’ AAAA lineup solve the mysteries of the knuckleball? Unlikely.

Can the Cabal of Clutch send Wright the way of Wong? Let’s hope so.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

400 comments… add one
  • From 1st and 2nd, nobody out, to 3 outs, no runs. Oy.
    Tell me this isn’t going to be another of those no-run-support-for-Wakes nights.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 6:40 pm
  • AP just moved a story on the wire reporting it’s a done deal: Sheff is in. Meanwhile, as walein noted, Giambi is out.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 6:44 pm
  • Other lineup and roster move fun: Damon’s back in center, just begging to be forced onto the DL by a long-term injury. Colter Bean’s back to Columbus, which I’m sure is infuriating the folks at that great Free Colter Bean site.
    And best news of the night for Sox fans: Terrence Long, who provided great entertainment in left field last night, is starting in right field tonight. Something tells me WMP is going to look mighty impressive by comparison…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 6:47 pm
  • Oh, the Main Reason Yankees Fans Have No Right To Look Down Upon Giants Fans For Cheering Barry Bonds is back in the line-up.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 7:02 pm
  • Hunter: nope, Giambi’s out.

    Anonymous May 23, 2006, 7:04 pm
  • I feel conflicted as to which thread I belong.
    The answers to above questions:
    Sheffield will at least look scary swinging the bat. I imagine he’ll also illicit all kinds of “tough guy” adjectives from announcers everywhere.
    Whether or not Wright is effective will be less important than whether or not Scott Erickson will be the go to guy in the late 6th/7th innings when either way Wright is most likely out of the game.
    Robinson Cano, Terrrence Long and Andy Phillips have the best chance of hitting Wakefield in the wind since they don’t know any better but to swing away.
    Mirabelli won’t be able to catch Wakefield effectively (if he can the yanks are smacking Wakefield balls all over the place).
    Mark Loretta will hit into 2 double plays tonight…and yet Sox fans everywhere will convince themselves he had an outstanding day.
    A-Rod will get the first RBI of the game, in effect a clutch hit…but when he hits into a double play in the 7th, with a Yankee 1 run lead, calls from New Yorkers to other New Yorkers’ dads everywhere will begin and end with the phrase “This f#$cking guy!”
    Papi will have a home run but Manny will not. However, Manny will make what looks like a jumping/diving/back-handed/over-the-shoulder catch 25 feet infront of the warning track that will leave people confused.
    Kevin Brown invented liquid soap cause his back hurts when he uses the hard kind (or you can insert Schilling in here with another like joke concerning liquid soap dyed with red dye#5–that’s right I said it again!).

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:06 pm
  • Well, I guess it’s this thread.

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • JD!!!

    Anonymous May 23, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • Damon leadoff jack. Take that Boston.
    Now that’s how to start.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • That just made my night

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 7:08 pm
  • Sox fans should be classy about this HR. Give him a nice cheer for hitting a homer in his old park!

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:08 pm
  • Sorry about that Walein. For reference, we had double posted the game thread. Here’s what that was a response to, for the record:
    Gary Sheffield is pencilled into the DH slot tonight. Will he be effective? Will Jaret Wright continue his recent run of competence? Will the Yanks be able to hit Tim Wakefield on a windy day? Will Mirabelli be able to catch Tim Wakefield on a windy day? Can the Yanks stop the hitting machine that is Mark Loretta? Will A-Rod ever do anything to shut up his critics? How many dingers will the Papi/Manny duo launch? Who invented liquid soap and why? Put your answers in the comments section; this is your open thread for tonight’s action. Post away….

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:09 pm
  • Joking, right, Nick? I don’t see any reason why you should cheer a guy just because of that.
    Man, look away to read walein’s comment for 2 seconds, and look what happens. Bleck.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • Sheff out on 1 pitch. Overexcited?

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • joking

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • Sorry about that, YF, I kept refreshing to make sure I wasn’t posting at the same time as you. Oh well. Best laid plans…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:11 pm
  • FYI I had a Willis Reed-themed gamer ready as well. Its good that it didn’t see the light of day.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • A-Rod lifts a low-outside pitch to deep center for an out. That’s his power stroke, and it goes to the deepest part of Fenway. Not a surprise that his career #s are a bit low in Boston.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Minus the Damon HR, a good first inning from Wake. For him to keep that freaky similarity with Schilling, I predict Wake gives up no runs for the next seven innings before being pulled for Paps.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Tomorrow, we should just race. Start from scratch and just see who can type it out the fastest at 6:30…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:13 pm
  • All yours tomorrow, Nick. Looking forward to it. We need to get the rotation in order.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:13 pm
  • Preview of Gamer tomorrow: There will be a photo of rubbers again.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:15 pm
  • Lordy, what’s with things getting aimed right at Jaret Wright. This guy gets no luck.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 7:15 pm
  • Youk lines out to pitcher. Sounds like he got a hit taken away…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Wright drilled by batter #1. Greeeaatttttt.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Hunter, I think it says something about how much of the plate each of Wright’s pitches gets.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Rubbers AND Willis Reed. Can’t wait.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:17 pm
  • M-Lor gets it goin’! Here comes Papi!!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Mark Loretta. You can only hope to contain him….

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Yuck. First-pitch lineout, Manny up with two down.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • Nothing like a visit from the Yankees to heat Manny up. :-D 1st and 3rd, two out…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Well played by Bernie on the Manny scorcher off the Monster. Jaret getting tagged by everyone.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • So the two Wright outs were line drives?

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • Nothing doing, but nearly everything that got hit off of Wright went far. That’s a positive.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • Aaaand nothin. Looks like the Sox are hitting Wright hard though. If that’s the case, it’s only a matter of time…
    Dinnertime. Be back!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • That’s part ofWright’s new pitching philosophy, lull the batters into a false sense of confidence…and then when they start to feel bad about not producing, give up a few runs so that everyone wins.

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Christ. Did Posada just pull a hammy???

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • Good defensive inning for the Sox. Does Posada come out to catch????!!!!!

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • what happened to Jorge?!!

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • And now a DP evaporates after the Lowell single. Grrr.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • I’m starting to like Alex Cora.
    A-Cor?

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • At least Posada’s back there.
    Cora’s given a hit???

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • Pulled up lame running to first.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • At least Posada’s back there.
    Cora’s given a hit???

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • 1 down, flyout to Long, Lowell holds.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Harris was called up from the Sox’s AAA team in Munchkinland.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Harris Ks on hi heat.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Harris Ks.
    Beats a GIDP, I guess.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • If AGon is Bathroom Break, what is Harris?

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • any clever nicknames? This should be a contest.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • I just call him “WHAT THE HELL IS THIS GUY DOING ON MY TEAM!”
    But that’s not really catch.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • This ump likes the low strike.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • “Killer Wang”

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • that would seem to fit for another contest, walei, but he already goes by Tiger Wang.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • Youk is scrappy, so it makes it enjoyable to see him all bent just now when he got beat

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • The 8 and 9 hitters for both teams are really horrible. Kind of like a NL league game with 2 pichers in each lineup.

    Tom sf May 23, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • (For some reason, my last comment appears at the beginning of the thread. Weird.)

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:42 pm
  • walein: Shouldn’t that be Wang Killer? A painful sounding name for a painful hitter.

    Tom sf May 23, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Hudson- fix the time on your computer!!

    Tom sf May 23, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Tom — That’s not it — clock is normal on my end.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Damon again! Double.

    Anonymous May 23, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Dammit, 1st and 3rd, 1 on.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • That may be it Tom.
    Also, agree with the the 8-9 spots in both teams’ lineups.
    By the way…Andy Phillips God of walks.

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • Jeets! 2 rbi! closing in on 2000.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • 2 more runs in on a single up the middle.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • Jeetah’s Bettah!!

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • Derek!

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Those rare walks from Wakefield always seem to score.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • bloodyank, I always agreed with that viewpoint.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Interface giving me some problems as well, Hudson.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • Man, I wish I wasn’t on dial-up right now. And don’t ask why…

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • Another walk.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • Sheff walks. A-Rod w/ 2 on.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • This is going to be one of those Johnnie kills us nights

    Rob May 23, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • The time on walein’s computer says it’s 1993. How about those Jays!

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • K-Rod.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • And A. Rod helps stop the bleeding. Thank you Mr. Clutch!

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • I hope Hudson’s comment is from last night’s thread (not watching the game)

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Wakefield just did his rendition of “Swan Lake” catching the toss from Youks.
    But at least the carnage is over.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • The heart of the Sox order really needs to put a run or two up here and keep this close.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • Loretta down, 5-3.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • M-Lor down!
    Papi down!

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • What is Ortiz doing?

    Rob May 23, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Wright shuts Loretta down.

    walein May 23, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Nice drive by Ortiz, but short of the warning track. Two quick outs.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Manny down!
    1-2-3 goes the heart of the Sox order.

    YF May 23, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Is the wind a factor tonight?

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • This plan of hit him early in the count is not working

    Rob May 23, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Manny swings at the first pitch, short flyout to right. What was that, a 5-pitch inning?

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Nick — Ortiz was looking out to right for a while on that out, as if trying to figure what happened, but I haven’t heard anything much said about the wind (missed most of the 1st, though).

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Wright…41 pitchs
    Wake…50

    Rob May 23, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • I always thought that when you’re dealing with a guy who has a history of walking people, you, um, you know work the count? Take pitches? Sigh…

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • And Wakefield gets three quick pop-ups. This game is moving right along now.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • This game is weird, it’s like each side is playing with a collection of All-Stars until around the number six or seventh batter, and from then on it’s all utility/backup/AAAA guys.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Wind is 18mph left to right.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Cano with his second E.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Is Cano a lousy fielder, or just getting unlucky tonight?

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Nice job Alfons-
    Er, Robinson Cano.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Lowell gets a little music from Wright on the 1-1.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Just a few more batters until Willie the Mo killer

    Rob May 23, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Cano is a very good fielder, but he’s young. Sometimes it seems like his head isn’t in the game..

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • BB to Lowell. 1st and 2nd, no outs again.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • A-Cor makes an out, 1st and 3rd, one out.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Ground ball to first. Throw is a bit off line and almost pulls Jeter off the bag. no play to first. First and third with one out on the FC 1-6.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • 3-6 rather.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Mirabelli keeps taking these giant cuts and coming up with nuthin’.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Mirabelli loops one foul up the first base line. Almost a lot of trouble.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • found one of those hit like Jose videos

    Rob May 23, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Jaret Wright isn’t built like most pitchers. He looks more like a first baseman or catcher.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Posada saves an errant high fastball from launching to the backstop.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Wright fans Mirabell on a nice fastball.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Here comes Willie!!!!!!!

    Rob May 23, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Belli Ks.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Willie or Won’t He?
    My money’s on the latter.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Two more stranded, 6 unassisted.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Harris hits a weak grounder that kicks off the mound (did Wright touch it?) to Jeter, who steps on second for the force. Phillips/Damon/Jeter coming up.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • won’t…..the mo killa

    Rob May 23, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • “Willie Won’t”
    first entry in my contest

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Tim Wakefield starts = men left on base.
    This is ridiculous.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • Andy Phillips puttin a hurtin on the ball. Off the monster for a single.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • here he comes again

    Rob May 23, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • strike em out, throw em out DP!

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Strike-em-out, throw-em-out. Crap.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Jeter with a knock to left for the 2 out single.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • How valuable is the hit and run? I kinda hate it.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Pretty good inning, and now let’s see if we could possibly score against the guy with 7.00 ERA…

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Nick, when it’s executed properly, it can save the double play, and it can mean an extra base or a run. Wakefield/Mirabelli is a good combination to execute properly against. Unfortunately, Phillips is slow and Damon didn’t protect him by making contact.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Papi works the count full. Wright feeds Ortiz a fastball outside that he lines foul to left. Breaking ball is low and away to walk Ortiz. Manny comes up with two outs.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • Manny fouls off the first pitch for strike one, and looks at a fastball for strike two. 0-2 is a fastball away that manny hits off the end of the bat the other way to right. Long makes the catch to end the inning. ARod/Posada/Long coming up.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Sorry; had to prepare dinner.
    Nice pitch from Wright to get Manny to fly out on 0-2.

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • You know how the sabermetric crowd basicallly says a bunt is bad in almost every situation? What do they say about the hit and run?

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • ARod takes first on a dropped strike three that rolls to the backstop. Adventures in the knuckleball.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Passed ball by Mirabelli?? Bring back Josh Bard!
    Sorry, that’s my Boston Herald moment…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • Wake is holding Arod tight and a past ball advances ARod to second.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • I can see this game has been very frustrating in my absence…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • past=passed.. Spleling gud now.
    Posada drawas a wlak. urk.
    Cano steps in.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • 2 passed balls! Sent the Bum Back to SD! Also, Whitey Bulger said to be in New Mexico!!!
    My Boston Herald headline

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • I dunno, AG. Maybe it used to be a ball, and now it’s not… Could explain why Mirabelli failed to catch it…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Sent=Send

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Wake with a good pitch to K Cano swinging. Bernie in.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Wake with the K.

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Cano’s juts having an all-around brilliant game, ain’t he?

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Cano, doing his best to be the Sox’ 10th man. If only we could actually do anything with the help he’s given us…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • and my dyslexia is doing even better!

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Paul, thatnks for making me feel better about my edjukation. ;)
    Bernie hits a chopper that gets the force at second.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Why didn’t we get that DP? It’s not like Williams is burning up the basepaths out there…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • I think Tlong just swang after the ball had bounced.

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • oh man….

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Another passed/past ball scores ARod, Williams to second.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • And the Sox donate a run. Thanks!

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Mirabelli is gonna need a police escort for a different reason tonight

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Well, Wakefield has allowed more than four runs, so this game is officially over.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Long looks at strike three.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Three passed balls in the inning. Wow.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • that AB by Long was a good approximation of how I would look in a Major League at-bat

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Does TLo get an rbi for that? Boy does he look terrible with the bat.

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Well, at least Mirabelli’s helping us at the pl… Oh wait.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Wakes knuckler is knuckling too much tonight.

    Tom sf May 23, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • And the obvious question: Why is TLong playing?

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • On comes the Proctologist. Torre protecting Wright from himself, perhaps.

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Proctor in. comeback time.

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Proctor in for Wright. Seems about time for the Sox to start scoring runs. I know they’ve been waiting for just the right moment — apparently ’til the bad pitcher is out of the game, and the good one is in.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Wright burned out in the 6th last time, so I guess Torre thinks he knows his limits.

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Bring in Proctor=single for Sox.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Maybe he could give Francona a tip…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • If we get into the 8/9 spots, I think pinch-hitting is in order. Not real sure who, but ABW (Anyone But Willie)…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Kay and co. were wondering if it might be becuase of that comebacker in the 1st…

    Anonymous May 23, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • ABW, 2nd entry

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • where is wright? he was just embarassing us a second ago.

    rk May 23, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Pop from Lowell to right for the first out. Cora is up.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Cora and Harris. Man, what a combo.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • A-Cor!

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Great. Another Cora hit.

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Cora had quite a few clutch hits last year. He’s capable at the plate.

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Reverse sooth!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • BELLI blazes (ha!) one past A-rod

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Wright was at 73 pitches when he was pulled. I imagine he is on a pretty short leash as far as count goes.
    Single to right from Cora. Single to left from Mirabelli. The throw is cut off and it scores Trot. 4-1 NY. One out, first and second.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Yay Scott Proctor! :-D

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Grrr. The guy hitting .100 gets the rbi. A-Rod smart to cut off the throw from Bernie. (Though with a big arm out there you get a play at the plate.)

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • And the Proctor magical run appears to be ending. Could have to do with pitching every game of April…

    Nick-YF May 23, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Snowman looking for a chance to slightly up his trade value.

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • J.T. Snow. Good move, Tito. I approve…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Snow is in to PH for Harris.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Which of course is exactly what Francona was looking for — my approval…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Deuces to Snow: grounds into the 463 to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • DP. Approvals all around.

    YF May 23, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • many kinds of frustration!

    airk May 23, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Arghhhhhhhhh

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • YF: Yes, I agree. Better to hold first and second and give up the run on what would be a close play even with a guy with an arm.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • how is snow our pinch hitter? can’t pena hit and catch with his wrist in a splint?

    rk May 23, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Waiting for Hee Seop…

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Phillips is underneath to 8 as Mohr steps in to play center after the PH last inning for Harris.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Snow’s done pretty well this year as a pinch-hitter. But I would have thought we’d see Pena too… But, knowing Pena, he would have struck out swinging — which is still better than the GIDP. Anyway, this just sucks.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • This crappy game is my fault. Cheap bastard that I am, I finally shelled out for MLBtv.com. I should have left well enough alone, or at least waited for a losing streak.

    Tom sf May 23, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Damon grounds out 4-3.
    Jeter in. Walks on four pitches with two outs.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • No kidding, Hunter. I saw the strangest line in the Globe the other day, where it said Choi was hitting (fairly decent stats), so he wasn’t forcing himself into the big leagues, or something to that effect.
    The man could be hitting .150 with 1 HR and be an improvement over what we’ve got as far as bats on the bench go…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • And Sheff on now. 2 on again for Alex.

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Eight consecutive balls from Wake, though the last one to Sheff may have been a strike.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • How many straight balls does Wakefield have to throw before Tito pulls him?

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • At least nine…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Jeter swipes third and Sheff takes second on the double steal.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • 10…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • DINGER!!!! Clutch Rod Strikes Again!!!

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • AROD! Gone to left over the monster in left center! Thanks for everything!

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Wellll, that’s the game folks. Thanks for playing, and have a nice day…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Thank you Tito for transforming this game from a winnable one to a lost cause blowout.
    My new nickname for him is Two Batters Too Late Tito.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Three exclamation points in that one, AG. You better lay off the sauce ;-)

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Tavarez is in for Boston.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Hey Mayday,
    Make some smart ass comment about that 3 run shot. I’d love to hear it.

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Sorry Paul, I got a little enthusiastic there. And I am on my second pitcher with my Cubs friend in a Red Sox bar.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Jorge with a double to right center.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Love that A-Rod that it was a pop to Mirabelli!

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Cano hits a hard grounder at Lowell, who fields it very smoothly 5-3 to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • that = thought

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • Well, I suppose that’ll get the NY tabloids off A-Rod’s back for a couple weeks.

    airk May 23, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Cubs Marlins is a great game.. 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh. Wood was looking fine in that game. Miguel Cabrera has done all the damage for Florida tonight.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Torre is trying to get another inning out of Proctor, who is facing Youk/Loretta/Ortiz. I wonder if Myers is warming up yet for Papi. Riske is up in the pen for Boston as Youk walks. Fear.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Wouldn’t put this one in the bank yet, Yanks fans—and Paul YF. I seem to recall a couple games with Texas recently…..

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Airk: Doubt it. It gets him a pass until tomorrow, no later, I am guessing.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • ARod is so used to choking that he thought he popped it up.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • I am wondering how Proctor can look so good and so bad in the same at bat against Loretta.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • I’ve never seen any hitter consistently get 2 strikes on him faster than Loretta… And I’ve never seen any hitter work a count so well down 0-2…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • PROCTOR!!!!!
    How do you get a 6 run lead and then walk the next two guys?

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Two strikes, two fouls, four straight balls. Great at-bat…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • IN FRONT OF PAPI

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Sox hitters are suddenly showing the patience that they should have demonstrated against that pitcher whose parents couldn’t spell “Jared.”

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Myers/Farnsworth warming as Papi _strokes_ one foul. Outside makes it one-one. One and two after a big cut from Ortiz on a pitch low and away. Foul off first.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • What the f*ck was that? Posada stands and he goes low?

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Jorge comes out to talk about it. Papi takes the next offering to dead center at Damon as Youkilis tags to third.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • That could’ve ended better… Could’ve ended worse. Now let’s get some more RBI, Manny!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • GET PROCTOR OUT OF THERE!

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Youks to third on a Papi flyout to center.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Manny with a very lazy swing against the 0-1 curve in the dirt.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • I knew he was going to do that. 7-4 Boston as Manny hits one to straightaway center.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • What the heck was Manny swinging at there?

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • No comment.

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Can’t keep the MANNNY down!!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • I don’t know whether to be happy that we’re back in the game, or to be angry that if Tito had pulled Wakefield when he was supposed to, this one could have been tied.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Message: Don’t mess with Manny.
    No matter how awful his previous swing was.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • No exclamation points on that one, AG? Very disappointed…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • After Wakes threw 8 straight balls, he clearly should have been pulled. Even with 2 outs.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • After that junk swing on the 0-1, I expected him to swing big. Too bad Proctor obliged. Manny waited awhile at home to admire his handiwork. Get running. Joe comes out to pull Proctor certainly one, probably two batters too late.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Hmm. Yes. I choose to be happy…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • W/Manny’s dinger, Arod’s homer is lookin more clutch than ever.

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • I scoff the next time Beckett gets on any opposing player for watching a home run. You’d think Manny had never hit one before..

    bjYF May 23, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • I really don’t know how Proctor stays in the game AFTER that Papi at bat. He’s missing location by 3.5 feet.
    PS: Is Manny still standing there watching that thing at the plate? That wasn’t very nice. I’m pitching, he gets one up under the chin next time up. But that’s just me. I’m kind of a tough bastard.

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Manny! Doing exactly what I thought he would do! Woohoo, Torre! How’s that, Paul? ;)

    Anonymous May 23, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • And it’s a tour of the Yankee bullpen, as the wheels start to come off.

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • I’ll attest to that… My nose is still bleeding from after he “talked to me” about that double post…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Clutch would be hitting it when you really need it, not before you need it and have a 3 run lead.

    Tom sf May 23, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • “He” being YF…
    Thanks, AG :-)

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • bjYF:
    You’ve got it exactly wrong.
    Manny stands and watches precisely because he’s hit so many home runs. He knows exactly when it’s gone.

    Aaaand Nixon walks.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Farnsinator is in. Lowell/Cora/Mirabelli to be faced.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Definitely time for a clutch hit by the best third baseman playing in this series…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • It’s not a clutch home run when the hitter thought he popped up to the catcher. It’s just dumb luck and good genes.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Lowell hits one of the longest foul balls I have ever seen.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Oh man, that was so close…

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Ohhhhhhhh. A little more wind. And cowbell.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Farns gets lucky as Lowell misses one by a hair and pops out to Long.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • F! Now it’s automatic out time…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Riske warming for the Sox. I don’t even know what he looks like.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Well, not Cora… I take that back… Thought it was Belli…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Well, Cora’s reached tonight.
    And Belli’s due for some anti-Yankee heroics.
    (Not hoping for anything here, to be honest. Just nice to see the Empire sweat a little.)

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • And walk number 4 for the inning.
    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • Was just wondering with a Sox fan if they would green Cora on a 3-0 from Farns. Doesn’t matter as Farns misses his mark by a foot.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • 3-0 to Cora? Who goes 3-0 to Cora?

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • If Farns hangs a slider against a guy hitting .100 instead of throwing his 96 mph fastball….

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • 1st and 2nd, 2 outs, Belli at the bat.
    Expecting to be disappointed here, but hoping for greatness. You never know…

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Stop swinging when the guy’s not throwing strikes!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Mirabelli has swung and missed with a huge whiff in pretty much all his first pitches.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Farnsworth K’s Mirabelli on a slider that he had no chance with which to connect. Embarrassing inning for the pitching staff, NY.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Amazing. Tek, bad as he’s looked, wouldn’t have even done that badly…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • That was the worst f’ing at-bat I’ve seen in a long time. He could have struck out on an intentional walk the way he was going.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Damn it. He Ks on three pitches.
    Well, it’s still a a game.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Damn it. He Ks on three pitches.
    Well, it’s still a game.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Well, let’s see how Riske does, shall we? We’ve got 9/1/2 up in the bottom of the 8th, so hope remains if Riske can put em down here…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • After Farnsworth walked Cora on 4 pitches, he might have kept his bat on his shoulder for a couple of pitches.
    Couldn’t have been worse than completely missing three in a row.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Bernie in to face Riske.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Lowell has been so good at third this year. Great grab on one hop to get Bernie 5-3.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • It’s interesting how integral Wily Mo Pena has become to the Sox lineup. It really is much, much less fearsome without him.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Tek would have been perfect to pinch hit there. But I read something about his butt being sore all the time and him having to warm up a lot before each game. Perhaps that’s it?
    But I too say GRRRR.

    rk May 23, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Nice pick by Lowell. But terrible facial hair.

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Long grounds out weakly 4-3.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Right now, Lowell is arguably the Sox MVP so far this year.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • Bad call on the 1-1.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • I really don’t understand how you see the batter in front of you take 4 straight, then swing at 3 straight. What’s the thought process, there? Were Farnsworth’s pitches *that* good? Something tells me not…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • Phillips ends the inning grounding out 4-3.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Nice. 11-pitch inning, and six of em on the final batter….

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Well, a nice inning for Riske. Maybe he’s not going to be the gopher ball king of suckiness that I feared.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Tina Cervasio: Very annoying voice.

    Nice 1-2-3 inning by Riske, but can’t really tell much from it. Three weakly-hit balls on 11 pitches. Good control.
    The Sox could really use a solid middle reliever. Let’s hope.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Okay, 6 more outs. We just need to have 4 guys cross the plate. that’s one every 1.5 outs.
    We can do it? the “meat” of the order will be coming up.
    c’mon, harris! or whoever’s pinch hitting for harris. wait, we’re still stuck with snow, right? rrrr.

    rk May 23, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Paul: Farns’ pitches to Cora were all bad, but he was coming in as a righty pitching to a lefty. Farns pitches to Mirabelli were pretty decent, and it was righty righty. At least that’s my guess.
    Mohr in against Farns.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Chip away, Sox, chip away. Make this close. Line it up for another 9th-inning humiliation of the Fruitbat.
    Any sign of this game tightening, and Tito better get Paps warm.
    (Wildly overoptimistic there, I know.)

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • rk: Snow hit for Harris, Mohr took center for Harris.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Ok, I hate — absolutely HATE — the NESN anchors! Tina Cervasio and Hazel Mae have horrible TV voices, and Mae manages to bungle just about every call she tries on SportDesk, including the incredibly annoying habit of saying before every clip what inning we’re in, even if it’s the same inning as the previous 3 clips. Overall, they project incompetence and reinforce the baseless stereotype that women can’t do sports journalism.
    Aaaanyway, that’s my 2 cents.

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Mohr Ks.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Thanks, AG – got confused in my desperate state of mind. C’mon Youk!!!

    rk May 23, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • 2-0 to Youkilis.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Youk walks! Here we go, Sox!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • The Greek God of Walks, walks.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Heckuvan eye on The Greek God of Walks.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Youk walks. Can we please STOP WALKING GUYS IN FRONT OF PAPI AND MANNY. PLEEEEEEEEEASE?

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • A-Rod conferences with Farnsworth, whispers “I have an acclerated Bat head,” and walks away.

    airk May 23, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • The Yankee pen is getting something of a workout in advance of tomorrow night, while the Sox have yet to touch their key guys so far tonight.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Anyone have any idea how he can walk so much? Is it just that he fouls off strikes and can see better than others that a pitch is just out of the box? Maybe he bribes the ump? Or scares the ball into getting out of the strike zone with his funny batting stance?
    Farnie, we like it when you don’t throw strikes! Keep ’em coming! Cept when Dougie swings at them. Ahem.

    rk May 23, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • 2-0 to Loretta.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • rk: It’s just that Youks is gutsy in laying off close pitches, in my opinion.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Why are they not busting Loretta on the hands with heat?

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • M-Lor runs up the pitch count…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Farns walks Loretta. Rivera comes in to face Papi.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Catastrophically bad pitching.

    YF May 23, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Two on for Papi!! Tying run!!! I’m giggling like a sboolboy…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • rivera coming in for the big guns

    airk May 23, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Rivera or no Rivera, the Sox have no excuse for not scoring runs in this situation. You’ve got the men on base, the hitter you want… So let’s do what we haven’t done all game and put something together…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • You know, it just wouldn’t be a Sox-Yanx game without some measure of making your heart stop for several at-bats.
    He walks Loretta.
    1 out. Papi. Then Manny.
    Torre bringing in the pointy-faced guy with the big ears.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Why does a guy who throws high 90s stay outside half against Mark Loretta, making no effort to challenge, with the bash brothers coming up? I just don’t understand that.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Farnsworth didn’t throw inside to any batter he faced, I don’t think… Makes me think he might just have had lousy command (if the three or four walks didn’t tip you off to that anyway)…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Gah, I’d give anything right now to get that 3-run pop-up by ARod back.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Because Loretta scares Yankee pitchers. He’s done almost as much as, if not more, than Papi.

    rk May 23, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Papi turns the first cutter into a fatality in the luxury boxes.
    Second swing is defensive and gets fouled off.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • It wasn’t command. They were targetting out there.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Fenway must be going nuts right now…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Clutch!

    Bozo May 23, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Rivera jams Papi on the hands for a popout to shallow center.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Thank god for Mo. 1 more please.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Papi pop-up.
    Feh.
    Manny has not had much luck against Rivera. Time to change that.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • manny!!
    CLUTCH

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • C’mon Manny, carry the team on your back, my fantasy team be damned!

    rk May 23, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Manny jams one in the 6-3 hole to score a run. Good hitting by Manny, not turning it over. Trot comes up, first and third.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • All right, let’s see if we can keep it going…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • I’m too nervous to be excited about the one run… Need more…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Out of it. 3 more outs, 2 run cushion.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • 7-5 on a Manny single. Loretta at 3rd. 2 out.
    Whittling away at it.
    Guess this means Paps in the 9th?

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Trot pops it out to ARod in foul territory.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • damn. well, only 2 down now

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • *sigh* Not cool…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Trotter. Rarararar.
    One run’s better than one, but we need 2 or 3. Thankfully we made them show us Mo in the 8th.

    rk May 23, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • MLB.tv is waaay behind you guys. Annoying.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • This is doable.
    Tito needs to think hard about Tek and Wily Mo as pinch-hitters in the 9th.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • But it means we have no one but Lowell and maybe Cora in the bottom of the ninth… If I don’t see Pena and/or Tek there somewhere, I’ll be pissed…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • I think Wily Mo is seriously not available and we’re in a Bellicheckian world of misleading health reports.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Paps in.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • i bet pena is making his case as we speak.

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • I shook my head when the Sox this offseason said they were going to more closely manage the news that comes out about this team… All that means is more unconfirmed rumors, anonymous sources and conflicting reports. If the Sox think it’ll help them control what gets out there, they need to retake entry-level journalism and PR classes…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Damon gone, 1-3.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Jeter is down 0-2 quick. 0-2 is very close outside.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Jeter K’s looking and gives the umpire some whining.

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Jeter Ks looking…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Very close call for strike three.. looked down.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Jeter’s like Tim Duncan out there when he doesn’t like the call…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Sheffield just missed a million mile long home run.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Jeter Ks looking.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • How is Sheffield sitll standing after taking a cut like that?

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • Paul, I call Bullshit. Jeter’s never been a whiner. Don’t just make shit up.

    Bozo May 23, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • Sheffield K’s on a high fastball from Paps. He was putting everything, I mean _everything_ into each of those cuts.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Sheff goes down swinging to put one onto the MIT campus.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • K. what’s the over/under on days until Sheffield returns to the DL? 13?

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Paps has gone up 1-2 on all three hitters so far.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Call it whatever you want. I just call it how I’ve seen it multiple times on TV… I have Spurs-fan friends who say Duncan doesn’t whine either, so I guess interpret how you will…
    Sheff Ks as well, and the Yanks once again are not able to touch Papelbon…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:17 pm
  • Sheffield Ks.
    Can the Sox pull it off?
    I like our chances in extras.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:17 pm
  • Me too Hudson. I don’t like our chances, though, in the ninth…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Lowell hits a cut fastball off the hands 5-3 for the first out.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • All eyes on Francona.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Jeter does have a habit of saying so when he’s not happy. So what of it? That ball was borderline. Jeter, you know always thinks he’s right. Part of why he’s so good. He never shows the ump up.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • That didn’t start well…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Cora is killing me.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Cora storkes a single to right. Tek is in to hit for Mirabelli.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • A-Cor comes through, naysayers be damned!

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Cora is making his bid to replace A-Gone. Come on ‘Tek.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Cora on with the hit!

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Tek pops up. Nice hustle by AP to grab it.

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Bathrom Break II makes out.

    Bozo May 23, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Regular out for Rivera as Tek pops up a ball in on the thin part of the bat. Mohr is up with two outs.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • pffftttt…. dustan mohr now with the game on the line

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Gotta be f’in kididng me… First-pitch swinging????

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Cora! Again!
    Tek pinch-hits.
    Right move by Francona, however it turns out.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Dustan Mohr hitting, that’ll be ballgame.
    Yup, Wily Mo is definitely not available.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Gabe Kapler can’t come back soon enough.

    Hudson May 23, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • Mohr wearing Damon’s old #… how about some poetic justice?

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Mohr has a chance to make himself a made man as he fouls off the 1-2. If he hits this, he eats free for a year.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • [COLLECTIVE SIGH OF RELIEF]

    YF May 23, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Ballgame!!!!!!

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • …or not

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Welp, there we go…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • Rivera fans Mohr swinging to end the game.

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • Sigh, at least we made them sweat it to the very last out.
    Blame this one entirely upon Tito, whose inability to pull Wakefield when he was clearly done came around to bite us. Again.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • That was the chance to win the series, but swinging early and leaving men on gets you a big L for the game. Now we’ve got Clement, and for the Sox to have a chance, it needs to be at least a halfway decent version…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • well, 4-2 season series going into tomorrow’s totally unpredictable matchup between Randy and Clement.

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • Good game. Good to see Sheff back breaking his ankles on every swing. Another game tomorrow to give me heart attacks.
    I still question leaving Proctor in to face Ortiz, and why did Francona not pull Wake after throwing eight straight balls?

    attackgerbil May 23, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • I hope all the Yankfans at this site appreciate how key Wright was for the Yanks tonite. The guy is giving me hope that he can seriously contribute this season.
    LET’S-GO-YANKEES!!!

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • 13 LOB for the sox (i think)

    airk May 23, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • Yeah, walkng two straight batters on eight total pitches in the 7th is usually the point at which most managers pull the starter…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • Torre and Francona this year have been leading the league in questionable pitching management. It’s like they are in a battle to out-suck each other.

    Hunter May 23, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Was it that Wright was that good, or that the Sox hitters were that bad? It’s not like the Sox didn’t a. hit Wright hard or b. not get baserunners…

    Paul SF May 23, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • I think, oddly enough, it was a lot of Ortiz not coming through. He’s been a little down in the clutch department lately. Is tha flu still sticking around?
    Maybe A-rod needs to show him how to hit solid with accelerated bat speed.

    rk May 23, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • sorry. accelerated bat head speed. or whatever nonsense he says to himself.

    rk May 23, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • THANK YOU DAMON!
    THANK YOU A-CLUTCH!
    Suck on it, Sox fans.

    Joe in NYC May 23, 2006, 10:37 pm
  • Thanks Joe.
    Now, onto tomorrow. Given what you guys got out of Wright, I have NO idea what to expect from Clement and from Randy.

    rk May 23, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • NoMass.com says the Yankees didn’t win:
    05.23.2006 Yanks lose to Boston 5-4 because Arod HR doesn’t count
    “Citing the A-Rod Isn’t Clutch rule (AIC), Major League Baseball subtracted three runs from the Yankees final score against the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Rodriguez three-run HR was declared “ineligible” because it did not occur in the 9th inning.
    The Yankees will try to avoid the series sweep as a struggling Randy Johnson takes the hill on Wednesday.”

    Joe in NYC May 23, 2006, 10:46 pm
  • Paul,
    Coming from a situation where one might expect Wright to be chased out of the game by an increasingly more effective Sox offense( see, Youk, Loretta, Bash Brothers, Lowell, etc), the fact that we got to the 6th w/a fat zero on the board from Wright is key. The guy did his job. Don’t take away from the guy’s performance by attributing it the Sox hitters not doing their job.

    bloodyank78 May 23, 2006, 11:01 pm

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