Long Weekend: Sox-Yanks Gamer I

Sox. Yanks.  Tight race.  August.  Doubleheader.  What else can you ask for,  besides better #4 and #5 starters, a more consistent bullpen, a manager who doesn’t bat a low OBP guy in the leadoff spot, cheaper concession prices…aw, hell, this isn’t going the way I wanted.  Anyhow, the rivals are back in action today, with a twofer.  This is a dual purpose thread for Game 1, and it’s done in the service of keeping us all on an even keel, our emotions in check.  When, and if, either team looks to be on the verge of collapse, on the precipice of disaster, simply click the appropriate team’s Youtube link below, and savor the glory.  It will remind us that our teams aren’t too far removed from great moments, that our respective teams are partners in an historic rivalry, and that, thank god, we don’t have to root for the Royals.  In moments of doubt throughout this game thread, just click on the link and, we hope, smile.

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  • Truly great choices on the clips there SF. Maybe you could’ve put Posada’s groundout to Beckett in there from the 2003 W.S., or Griffey scoring the winning run in Game 5 of the ’95 divisional series. You know, just to make it more depressing for YFs. (we tend not to be inspired by 01WS game 7, just depressed).
    Good post though. It’s gonna be a great weekend for baseball, I can’t see one team winning more than 3 games. It’s a great way to kick off the homestretch of the ridiculously long baseball season.

    YFinBeantown August 18, 2006, 9:04 am
  • Could have done without the anti-Yankee videos. Looks like SF just outed himself as a hater.
    I guess a Bill Buckner link is in order: 1986

    DC YF August 18, 2006, 9:10 am
  • To be fair (and it really hurts for me to say this), the Diamondbacks victory should be switched with the ’03 ALCS. It kills me just to suggest that, but it helps to accent your post that great moments happen both ways, and it’s what makes every encounter between these two teams incredible.
    Also, to let everyone know, today is the annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon and Auction. We have a local one here in Eastern Maine (WZON AM) donating Red Sox-related memorabilia. If you guys get a chance, make a gift donation.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 9:42 am
  • Cliff Corcoran has a fantastic Sox/Yanks comparison over at Bronx Banter for anyone jonesing for some Sox/Yanks SABR material this morning before the game.

    bloodyank78 August 18, 2006, 10:18 am
  • what is the source of that first vid? does anyone know? i’ve never seen the interview footage they have on there. and here i thought i owned every single scrap of video relating to the 2004 postseason…

    beth August 18, 2006, 10:50 am
  • Beth, I wondered the same thing. Never seen that particular video…though I’ve certainly seen several of those interview bits all over the place (Faith Rewarded and the 2004 World Series film, among others).

    Devine August 18, 2006, 11:11 am
  • It’s from the MLB.com site, shwoing videos of the greatest moments in Baseball history. I don’t have a link for it but I remember seeing it back when they had the greatest moments feature on their site a few months back.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 11:22 am
  • I’d just like to know why Ben Affleck has to show up everywhere. He doesn’t belong in that video or any video about the Sox Championship.

    crabby August 18, 2006, 12:14 pm
  • I thought this site was YFvsSF. How about a little fair and balanced reporting? One of those clips should be pro Yankee so Yankee fans have some where to go if things are not looking to bright on their end. Thanks for your attention to this matter.

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 12:14 pm
  • I actually expected to see Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS as the second video… seemed appropriate to have both ends of the spectrum. Not that I didn’t enjoy seeing Jeter sitting unhappy in the dugout after the Diamondbacks won, however.

    crabby August 18, 2006, 12:17 pm
  • Yeah, we’ve gotta give them their video to watch – not that WE have to watch Boone overachieve . . . if we’re going to have the steal video, they’ve gotta have their refuge.

    rk August 18, 2006, 12:27 pm
  • For the Yank vid – how about schill getting the hook from brenly in gm 7 ’01. He looked absolutely broken after he guaranteed victory. Lucky for him rj rescued his ass…

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 12:41 pm
  • Guess what: it was my turn to put up a Yanks/Sox game thread. So it’s my party. If Nick or AG or YF want to put up Billy Bucks, or Bucky Dent, or Aaron Boone, or whoever else, that’s their right. Today, at least until the Sox trail by 11, the joke is on Yankee fans who clicked through to unwittingly see LuGo. Now let’s see if we can take this game thread to 1000.
    GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!

    SF August 18, 2006, 12:45 pm
  • Sadistic, SF. Me likee. Go Sox!

    Jeremiah August 18, 2006, 12:57 pm
  • Low blow!
    Especially since Nick is out with our Dad looking for a new puppy since our 16 yr old dog died. Real nice. Sleep on that!

    walein August 18, 2006, 12:59 pm
  • My stomach hurts!

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:00 pm
  • Sorry, Walein. Had I known about your loss I would have only put up a video of Jeter blowing out his shoulder against the Jays a couple of years back instead of a World Series choke.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:00 pm
  • And I’ve lost control over the sound level of my voice!

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:01 pm
  • That hurts right–let me move these penants and championship trophies out from infront of me–here.

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:01 pm
  • RIP Walein’s dog. The Yanks will rain vengeance on the cosmic forces of destruction.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:02 pm
  • It’s almost on, it’s almost on, it’s almost on…
    And I have to go have lunch about 15 minutes into the damn game! I might come back to disaster!!!!

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:02 pm
  • The Yanks will rain vengeance on the cosmic forces of destruction.
    Does this mean a pre-game pigpile on Corey Lidle?

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:04 pm
  • I got all optimistic for a brief second, then realized that Jason Johnson was starting. Ugh.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:06 pm
  • It means by the fourth inning, Chien-Ming Wang will strike out Galactus.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:07 pm
  • WOOOO JOHNNY

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:12 pm
  • JD!!!!

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:12 pm
  • “no out recorded” by Jason Johnson.
    Surprise!

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:12 pm
  • Jason Johnson: not a major league pitcher.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:13 pm
  • Jason Johnson is a golden god.
    #*@&.

    Jeremiah August 18, 2006, 1:13 pm
  • Was that foul as low and away as Gameday shows it?

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • WOOOOO DEREK

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • DJ!!!!

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • There’s a Captain!

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • Over/under on batters faced by Jason Johnson: 13
    And that’s for just this inning. ;-)

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:16 pm
  • Was Manny in any way involved in that triple?

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 1:17 pm
  • Is the game being carried by anyone other than AM880 in NY?

    brooklyn SF August 18, 2006, 1:17 pm
  • Considering it was to dead center…probably not.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:18 pm
  • WOO BOBBY

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:18 pm
  • Brian Cashman just sent a hilarious text message to Theo.

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • Is there a good explanation why Lester, arguably a better pitcher than Johnson, wouldn’t start against Wang? Is Lester a better pitcher at night? Seems like putting him in the second game, especially if the Sox lose this one (a pretty high possiblity with JJ on themound), puts the rookie under a ton of pressure. Did Tito offer an explanation for the ordering?
    I know it’s minor, but I still wonder…

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • So yeah, my expectations are pretty much on.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • “Terry Francona has a dilemma here today…” Quote of the day from ESPN.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:19 pm
  • It’s on XM

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:20 pm
  • The triple went into the triangle, according to EEI – they say Damon could’ve probably gotten home on it.

    Jeremiah August 18, 2006, 1:20 pm
  • I’m absolutely *dying* over here…can’t take off for lunch for another hour at least and the radio’s not working. Argh!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 1:20 pm
  • Youtube, here I come.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:20 pm
  • I predict the double steal.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:21 pm
  • The extra five hours of rest is vital to Lester, SF. He’ll only walk four now. (Was wondering the same thing.)

    Jeremiah August 18, 2006, 1:21 pm
  • Start it off right, A-Rod. Hit into the DP.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • Giambino :-(
    I predict ARod hits into a DP.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • Great minds, Devine!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 1:22 pm
  • Great minds, yankeemonkey. In all honesty, I’m shivering in my chair right now with nerves.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:24 pm
  • supposedly johnson starts today b/c after the game he’s getting sent down to make room for foulke, who will then be available to pitch tonight. nothing like a guaranteed demotion to motivate a struggling pitcher in a big game.

    T-sf August 18, 2006, 1:25 pm
  • Damn. Let’s go Cano!

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:26 pm
  • That works for me, A-Rod.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:26 pm
  • Honestly, I am not all that nervous about this weekend. I still don’t think the Sox have what it takes to go deep in the playoffs (though I have my skepticism about the Yankees too), so at worst my expectations (which are low) will be met, and at best I will be surprised and elated.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • This is doing nothing for my ability to do actual work here. Damnit.
    Oh, what’s the forecast for Sunday night? Supposed to be a washout here in NYC, I wonder if it’s the same in Boston? If so, we might see yet *another* doubleheader…

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 1:27 pm
  • A real blown opportunity from the Yankees. I’m hoping that Wang can be quick and steady these first few innings while we attempt to solve the riddle of J Johnson.

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:28 pm
  • Yes. Okay. Score runs!
    Gone for awhile to lunch. See where we stand later.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 1:28 pm
  • clarification: if the Sox make the playoffs at all.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:28 pm
  • wow was that a shitty bunt.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • I will never believe that Johnson only gave up one run that inning.

    Jeremiah August 18, 2006, 1:30 pm
  • Coco a first pitch bunt back to the pitcher.

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:31 pm
  • I’m a diehahd Sawx fan and all, but I have to admit Captain Caveman sent a devastating message with that triple over the head of his replacement in CF.
    I’m frankly in shock that Johnson got out of that inning with just one run.
    That said, um, Yankees Suck and all.

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Wow. Where was that 2-1 pitch?

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • What’s up with Coco always trying to bunt his way on. Does he have any success?

    brooklyn SF August 18, 2006, 1:32 pm
  • Quite a shot by Loretta.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • Sweet, Loretta.

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • Wang is as good a fielder as any pitcher in baseball. The bunt would have had to have been perfect.
    Loretta doubles to the left field corner.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • *gulp*

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 1:33 pm
  • Wang lays one over the plate and Loretta does what he does. Ortiz pops the first pitch up. Stay down and away from Manny!

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • C’mon, Papi.

    Jeremiah August 18, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • LIL PAPI. “I thought he was a clutch hitter. Come on now…”

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • Oh well.

    Jeremiah August 18, 2006, 1:34 pm
  • Thanks, Pops

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:35 pm
  • Smart move, I hope…

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • Apparently the conversation in the Yankee clubhouse this morning was, “Don’t pitch to Manny with runners on.”

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:36 pm
  • After 3-0, Wang IBBs Ramirez. Very good idea. Youk is up.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 1:37 pm
  • Youk deserves an oscar

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:37 pm
  • Very good idea
    Or, a no-brainer. No-brainers aren’t necessarily “good ideas”. But let’s not split hairs.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:38 pm
  • Good performance from C-M Dubs.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • LOB-tastic!

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:39 pm
  • 3-2 to Youks… Dammit.

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • *phew* Bit of a white-knuckle inning there from the Wanger.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 18, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • A bunt and two fly outs. Fly outs: not a good sign for Wang, necessarily.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:40 pm
  • Full count to Youklis. I don’t know if I can do 9 innings today, let alone 18. Pops out to Melky, standing in perfect position after the ESPN team started critiquing his positioning. Also, for you Sox fans, whoever the guy is on the broadcast called Youk a “throw-back-player” cause he “doesn’t have much power, doesn’t have much speed, just plays baseball.”
    Man, I wish the Yankees had a guy that played baseball–that would totally give them an advantage.

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:41 pm
  • 29 pitches for Johnson, 17 pitches for Wang in the first.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • Well, we’re on a pace for about a 700-post game thread. Keep up the pace!

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • More like one popout and one flyout. I think we can agree that Crisp got himself out, and then there was Loretta’s double. After Wang’s last two starts, I’ll say that was pretty good.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • What seemed to be a good AB by Posada ends in a lineout (so sayeth CBS Gamecenter) to LF. 7 pitches.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 18, 2006, 1:45 pm
  • I was always wondering where Youk’s power went to. I mean, he’ll only hit 20 homers this year. What a lightweight.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 1:46 pm
  • JJ pitches well against Wilson.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:46 pm
  • Craig Wilson needs to damn Jobu or something because he looked like he’d never seena breaking ball before that series of piches.

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:46 pm
  • LOWELL!

    TJ August 18, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • Yeah, Lowell! Nice catch!

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • Mike Lowell doing a Jeter impression. I’ll tip my hat to that.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • Good job bottom of the lineup. Really keeping the pressure on Johnson. @#$%!!!

    walein August 18, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • Interesting time to note that the Yank/Sox SABR comparisons show Lowell as being more valuable than A-Rod…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • Nifty grab by Lowell.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 1:47 pm
  • I just switched to ESPN GameCast from MLB GameDay, and boy, what an improvement. (Unfortunately, my MLB.TV service is out of commission given my location.)

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • So is RSN reviewing Jason Johnson’s request for full citizenship?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • Mike Lowell doing a Jeter impression.
    What, he moved really slowly laterally, then went up to a podium and collected an undeserving Gold Glove for his efforts?

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:48 pm
  • Paul, that’s one HUGE surprise, you annoying little gnat

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:49 pm
  • Johnson: Clean inning. Go figure. Maybe he’ll one of those Pedro things, get shelled in the first and then bear down for 5-6 innings.

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:49 pm
  • Jeter made 1 good play in the stands in 2004, and it seems to have held up rather well, considering everyone still talks about it.
    Overall, I’m encouraged. If you’d told me Jason Johnson would set down six Yankees in a row and be down only 1-0 after two, I’d be ecstatic…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 1:49 pm
  • Yeah, right, Hud. Don’t hold your breath.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • Everyone else here is having a good time, Mo, yet you seem to want to spoil the fun. It’s you who are the gnat, not me.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • I really hope this bastard, who I hate, gets a hit.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:50 pm
  • Aw shut up

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 1:51 pm
  • >>> What, he moved really slowly laterally, then went up to a podium and collected an undeserving Gold Glove for his efforts? <<<
    LMAO, SF.
    But… but… he has intangibles!

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:51 pm
  • Welcome to the good side, Hinske!

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 1:51 pm
  • H I N S K E K S N I H
    Nice debut, dude.

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 1:52 pm
  • Javy Lopez does his Javy Lopez impression.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 1:53 pm
  • C’mon A-Gon. Knock the new guy in . . .

    rk August 18, 2006, 1:54 pm
  • They keep hitting it in the air… That’s a good sign. Would really love to score the runner from second with fewer than two outs though…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 1:55 pm
  • 2 guys on second with less than 2 out in 2 innings, neither guy advances a base. Nice baseball, fellas.

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:55 pm
  • Yes, all these fly balls are a bad sign for Wang. I’m happy he’s danced through the raindrops so far.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 18, 2006, 1:58 pm
  • Gotta go into meetings for most of the rest of the game. Go Sox!!!

    SF August 18, 2006, 1:58 pm
  • It amuses me how people bitch about teams leaving people on base. It’s always the players sucking…c’mon, give the pitcher some credit too!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • Umm, Johnson settling down? Unacceptable. This man is not a major league pitcher. POUND HIM. They will do that to ours tonight!

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • Yankeemonkey,
    Sure, the pitcher deserves some credit. However, when the pitcher is as bad as Johnson? He’s *terrible*

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:01 pm
  • Wow, where was that pitch?

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • God, Michael Kay is a drag

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:03 pm
  • Good AB (or rather PA) by Abreu. He made Johnson throw a ton of pitches and then walked. Nice.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:04 pm
  • C’mon Jason “Wad” Giambi

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:05 pm
  • now that’s the Javy Lopez I know and love.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Rob:
    I was mostly talking about SFs and their LOB-fest…

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 2:07 pm
  • Good K, JJ. 66 pitches through 3 though…ouch.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 2:08 pm
  • Bleh. Giambi Ks. On the one hand, they’re wearing down Johnson. On the other, he’s probably the worst pitcher they will see in this game. Wearing him down isn’t really a good result… pounding him is.

    Rob (Middletown, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:09 pm
  • Please bunt again, Coco.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:10 pm
  • 62 pitches for JJ through 3. Could Mr. Tavarez be lurking in the wings?

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 2:10 pm
  • first pitch, attempted bunt!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:10 pm
  • LOL!!!! I was KIDDING.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:10 pm
  • ahhhhh stop bunting!

    brooklyn SF August 18, 2006, 2:10 pm
  • Johnson’s holding his own, but that pitch count is troubling. Sox have to start working the count more.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 18, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Hey, so will RSN remind me again why Coco leads off and not Youkilis?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Thank you, Tito for batting crisp leadoff.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:12 pm
  • Tito needs Yooks protecting Manny in the 5 hole.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 18, 2006, 2:13 pm
  • rFor a chuckle, ead the ’05 BP line on crisp as a leadoff hitter

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:13 pm
  • Seems like that would be a good job for Hinske, now. Not that I’m complaining.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:14 pm
  • it was time for a double.

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 2:14 pm
  • Loretta is the real McCoy – credit where it’s due

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • just keep the pattern going.

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • Arg. An inability to get Loretta out will come back to bite Wang, surely.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • Wouldn’t it have been cool if we had someone on base for Loretta? You know, someone who . . led off . . . the lineup?

    rk August 18, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • same situation as the 1st inning…let’s have a different outcome…

    soxygen August 18, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • Siddown, Papi!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • Out, double. It happens in threes.

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • Lucky? I’m “watching” via gamecenter…

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:17 pm
  • Thanks, FF

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:17 pm
  • Hey, let’s fail to advance him again!

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:17 pm
  • yeah, Francona’s protecting Manny with Youkilis real well…

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:18 pm
  • Shush, you. Youk could burn us.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:19 pm
  • Get your ass off the plate!

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • Wang really needs to find the strikezone, or this is going to be bad.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • OK. Bases loaded. Lowell up. Two down. Guidry out.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • C’mon Wang!

    walein August 18, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • every inning so far this game Wang has given up a 1 out double and gotten out of it.

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • Grr.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • YES, YES, YES

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • OWNAGE.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • I can breathe again.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • *phew* Yet another not-grounder. Wang is not the wormkiller today.
    White knuckles all the way. We-need-runs! We-need-runs! We-need-runs!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:23 pm
  • Early deficit and 6 LOB through 3. Nice. How predictable are our beloved Red Sox? You can set your watch to them.

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:24 pm
  • Good AB from A-Rod.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • Huzzah. ARod starts things off well. Long AB, single. Best ‘o both worlds.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • ARod works the count full then singles. Like it.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Man, the Sox Defense continues to amaize..

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Dammit, Robi.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • Cano shows great patience in grounding into that DP.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • Ugh. I saw Scott’s comment before gamecenter posted what I knew had just happened… DP. Sigh.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • God bless you please, Mr. Robinson

    rk August 18, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • Comeon, Jorge. Two out rally!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • Ballboy fields like A Rod

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:31 pm
  • Arrrrg. Hold ‘em, Wanger!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • See that, Sox? That’s how you work the pitch count.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 18, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • The ballboy takes offense at that.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 18, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • 77 pitches for Johnson so far.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • I’m so glad we got this guy!

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • HINSKE FOR PRESIDENT!

    TJ August 18, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • sigh, are we going to leave him on again

    brooklyn SF August 18, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • That 42 out there in the retired numbers is some small town chickenshit. No Class

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • double came early this iining.

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • Hinske, that is. Another 2-bagger.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • I now officially hate Eric Hinske. WTF?

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • @)$(* Hinske.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • Hey, Sox fans, they advanced the runner!
    Me, I’ll take the out.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:36 pm
  • Jeter concedes the run.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:36 pm
  • Lopez advances Hinske to third, tagging on the long fly out to right.

    Anonymous August 18, 2006, 2:36 pm
  • Productive outs…we’ll take it.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 2:36 pm
  • Question of the day: has any team ever left 100 men on base, and if not, will today be the day?

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • nice

    brooklyn SF August 18, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Yay, us!

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Yay, a grounder. Boo, a run.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Was that Grampa Al Lewis leaning into the camera well?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • Yes

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • Wow, Coco Crisp is one awesome leadoff hitter!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • Wang finally gets a K.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Well, there’s Wangs 1 k for the day. Tied up. All in all, I can’t really be upset about Wang giving up 1 run over 4 innings so far. I CAN be upset about the Yankees scoring only 1 run against Jason “some guy” Johnson.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Explain, Mo.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 18, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • YFinDC: you just qualified yourself to manage the Red Sox!

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Grandpa Al Lewis is dead.

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:40 pm
  • It *has* been a lifelong ambition.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:41 pm
  • This time Wilson strikes out looking. Ugh.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Crisp is awful leading off. He gives me a headache.

    higtaper August 18, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Like, he doesn’t play for your team????

    Anonymous August 18, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Wow, Wilson is really doing his best Andy Phillips impersonation.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Can i kidnap Wang and make him my sex slave for a month LOL

    TJ August 18, 2006, 2:43 pm
  • TJ, I hear Theo has first dibs.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:43 pm
  • i’ll fight theo for him :)

    TJ August 18, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • Do the Mets have Buckner’s number with their retired ones? C’mon

    Anonymous August 18, 2006, 2:44 pm
  • Good eye, Melky.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:45 pm
  • Is… Johnny Damon growing a crustache too?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Money CAN buy you happiness!

    walein August 18, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • YEAH JOHNNY!!!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • JD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CoCo’s making you look even better so far!!

    Anonymous August 18, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Hmm….ESPN gameday thingie suggests a low strike zone in play.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Sounds like something he’d do.
    WOOHOO, Johnny! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • JD!!!!!!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • Jason Johnson remembers briefly that he sucks. And pays for that recollection.

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • Who’s the Bronson Arroyo lookalike in the Sox bullpen?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • Captain is 2 for 3. Time for a really big inning, guys! Pour it on!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • OK, Tito. Get him out. Seriously – this is the type of game that you should be trying to keep the Sox in the game. It’s been almost 5 innings, so don’t get greedy. Risk manage, please.

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • YEAH BOBBY

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • YFinDC,
    It’s Kyle Snyder. ERA over 6.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • Maybe Giambi can do something other than rally kill here.

    Anonymous August 18, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • Was Terry Francona sprinkling pixie dust on Javy Lopez?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • Thanks Rob.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • Did Mo diss Jackie Robinson in an above comment? Tell me didnt.

    bloodyank78 August 18, 2006, 2:52 pm
  • *he didn’t*

    bloodyank78 August 18, 2006, 2:52 pm
  • I wondered myself. Mo, that *was* sarcasm, right? You’re not going Michael Kay on us?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • Damon must be making up for his first visit to the Fens as a Yankee — 1 for 15 or something like that?
    Yuck. At least we know Francona can actually manage the game when he figures it counts… Not sure what that says about the other 100+ games…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • I took it to mean he was unimpressed by the prominence (size) of the 42 displayed by the Sox, as in the Sox were dissing Robinson.
    Silly as that is, I *hope* that’s what he meant.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • no rallykilling for Jason.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • Yeah, I’m unclear on that too, since it’s displayed the same size as the rest of the numbers and in numerical order…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • Booyah. Jason singles. ARod with a chance to do some damage (either to the Sox, or himself).

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • Too early to say “game ovah”?

    SF August 18, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • This is closer to what I think all of us were expecting… Silver lining: Wang has pitched no better than Johnson until this inning.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • My bad – I thought they left Rivera’s number up after the ring ceremony. Shit, I wasn’t thinking about JR…

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • Snyder goes 2-0 quickly to ARod… Who’s warming now for the Sox?

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • “Too early to say “game ovah”?”
    Um, yeah. Have you been watching Wang?

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • I hope it was something like that. Anyone who would have disdain for Robinson is a f’ing punk in my book.

    bloodyank78 August 18, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • I don’t know. Wang’s gotten big outs. Plus he can rest the bullpen, especially with a 3-run lead. (Though, admittedly, that’s peanuts against the Sox.)

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • Big big out there.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Dude, it’s over. He didn’t mean to insult Jackie.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Blah, ARod flies out. Come on, Robby, get another run in. Wanger needs you!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Cano has apparently never seen a breaking ball before.

    Kevin August 18, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Okay, bottom four hitters, get in on the action.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Cool Mo. Sorry for mininterpeting.

    bloodyank78 August 18, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Johnson got big outs too (DP grounder after the leadoff single, three straight outs in the first with runners on). Anyway, I’m really just scratching for hope now that the Sox are behind…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 2:59 pm
  • I think Johnson atleast made it into a Johnson vs Seanez to be DFA/released between games today.

    TJ August 18, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • Snyder gets the job done, after the single.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • Paul SF, I wish I could count on the Yanks shutting the door on the Sox with a 3-run lead after 5 1/2. I guarantee you every Yankee fan has more respect for the Red Sox, and it’s kind of crazy that Sox fans are so fatalistic.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • I’d rather Tavarez than Seanez, but Johnson is just this side of worthless… It’s been fun, Jason. I’ll take my chances with (insert random AA/AAA prospect here)…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:03 pm
  • I should say “more respect for the Red Sox THAN THAT.” We don’t respect the Red Sox more than the Yanks, of course.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • Old habits die hard, YFDC… I know everyone talks about a changed attitude after 2004, and that’s true for me to an extent. I’m not as crushed after tough losses, and losses in the postseason, in general… But I grew up expecting the Sox to find ways to lose. That they broke the mold one year doesn’t stop 23 years of ingrained reactions for me…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • (and I should also have said after 4 and a half… friggin jetlag.)

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • Papi 0 fer 3.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • Loretta down looking.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:05 pm
  • That was a quick first two outs. Yuck…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • how was that not a strike

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 3:07 pm
  • There we go..

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 3:07 pm
  • MANNNY!!!!!!

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • credit the ump with an assist on that hr

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • Thank the ump for that, gd it

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • bad call, then a homer.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • Too bad he couldn’t have done that when M-Lor and Papi were on in front of him…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • Stupid Fenway.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • ’bout time A Rod

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • Good grab by A Rod.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • Wang still shaking his head about that call

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • Well, regardless of how bad it was, he needs to shake it OFF. It’s over, deal with it.
    By the way, I love the kid, but this whole “he’s cool as ice” thing is a myth. He’s not. He just looks that way.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • Sterling said that Ramirez thought he was k’d as well. True?

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • See, all it takes is a run. Now I’m all excited again… Particularly since Wang seems to keep giving up line drives and fly balls…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • George Vecsey in the ny times called yankee stadium “an outmoded dump” and Fenway a “quaint museum piece” yesterday. Run his ass out of town

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • Come on, Jorge. Start us off!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • Hinske is definitely your player of the game.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:12 pm
  • Bring Andy back

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:13 pm
  • What, did he rob Jorge of a HR or something? I hate not being able to watch the game…

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:13 pm
  • Wilson sucks today.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • I guess it’s arguable, but it sure looked like Hinske robbed Jorgie.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • The game’s on in my office, but since I changed desks, I’m completely on the other side of the pillar again… So it’s either look like I’m working and watch it on GameCast or blatantly show that I’m not working and watch it on ESPN…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • Quick 1-2-3 from Snyder. Big lift for the Sox… Now rally, boys!

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • Be blatant. You know you want to!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:16 pm
  • lol, I do. But I also enjoy my job — and the money it brings in, meager though that is, of course…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:18 pm
  • Apropos of ESPN speculation about Hinske playing 1B, why would you platoon Youkilis and Lowell at 3B? Wouldn’t it make more sense to keep both in the lineup and platoon Hinske & Crisp at CF?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • Goddamnit, Chien-Ming. Walk a guy in front of the guy who eats you for lunch, dinner and late-night snacks? Whaddya doin’ ??

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • If he keeps this up, he can play anywhere he wants…

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • SONOFA– Hinske is red hot today.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • You have got to be effing kidding me.
    Thanks a whole lot, Toronto.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:22 pm
  • Hinske for Pres. I am voting

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • Nice. Now 2 more just like it.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • This is no good. After using nearly the whole bullpen yesterday, we need Wang to go longer than 6.
    Good play by Wang to hold Lowell on 3B.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • Well, that was good, Chien-Ming. This would indeed be a good time to remember that you are supposed to generate ground balls.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • At least it was a GRD and saved a run.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • One more hit, please.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • JOHNNY!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Who Died And Made You Alex Gonzalez?

    rk August 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Nice catch

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Well…props to Damon on that catch.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • Paul SF: do you see what I mean?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • Was that catch by Damon as good as Sterling made it sound?

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • Another run back in our pocket. But one run out of this scenario should be considered a victory for Wang.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • Heh, from gameday all I get is that AGon hit a sac fly. Apparently he wuz robbed of a hit, eh?
    Sigh, yet another non-grounder from Wanger.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • YES

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • Oof. Wasted chance to tie it.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • I wonder how shallow a fly ball it would have to be for Damon to actully throw someone out…

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • Wow, Coco Crisp is ONE AWESOME LEADOFF HITTER.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • Coco. You’re not helping yourself. Or, for that matter, you know, your team.

    rk August 18, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • Yes, YF in DC. That has definitely been covered a few times.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • When Nixon comes back, you guys should seriously consider moving Hinske to CF.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • Yayy that’s our lead off man right there!!!

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:27 pm
  • Hmm. If you’re Torre, do you run Wang back out there?
    On the one hand, his pitch count is still ok (87). On the other, it’s Loretta/Shrek/Manny coming up and Wang is not pitching very well. And it will be the 7th inning, so it’s not asking THAT much of the bullpen, is it?
    I honestly don’t know what I’d do.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:28 pm
  • IF Hinske keeps hitting like this, I would expect Youk, Lowell, Crisp and Pena to all get a day off a week and then maybe Manny and Papi will alternate a day off each other week giving Hinske 5 starts a week

    TJ August 18, 2006, 3:28 pm
  • Good catch by Damon, although for some reason I knew he was gonna make it (once Lowell walked, I decided to go blatant for the rest of the inning) since all the Sox’ hard-hit balls have seemed to fall into gloves somehow today…
    What’s frustrating is that after Lowell and Hinske get on base by laying off low pitches and crushing high ones, Lopez goes and chases a pitch near the dirt for the weak comebacker that holds the runners. He waits for his pitch or shows Lowell/Youk patience, it might be bases loaded for Gonzalez’s fly ball, and Crisp’s fly scores another run with Loretta coming up. Bad hitting on Lopez’s part there.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:28 pm
  • I think New York’s gonna score a couple here.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:28 pm
  • Well, Hinske is in mostly to be a guy to start to give others a day off. Considering he can easily play 1B, 3B, and the outfield, I can see him getting a good amount of playing time for the stretch run.
    Especially if he continues this hitting trend.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 3:29 pm
  • There is still no good explanation why Coco leads off, other than “he is fast”, which in itself is no justification for batting anywhere in the lineup, frankly, when your OBP is so low.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:29 pm
  • I think you need to put Wang back out there. There’s just too much of a chance NY will need the pen tonight.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • In that case, Willie Harris shoulda been our leadoff guy. He was faster than Coco…
    Damon’s throw in after that catch was pretty comical… Rolled to the pitcher’s mound and died…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • Has Hinske ever played CF?

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • SF,
    We dealt with this from Torre for years. Soriano (a 3rd – 5th hitter, surely!), Womack (ok, he hit 2nd, but for the same reasons Coco hits first)…
    So, I guess I feel your pain.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • Lowell doing his A Rod impression now.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • I agree with AG. Wang is better than any pitcher out of your pen except Rivera, and you’ve got Sidney “9 ER in last 6 IP” Ponson out there tonight. You burn Farnsworth or whoever today, who do you use from the fifth inning on if you need them tonight?

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • I think you need Wang to go at least three more outs.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • Mo: not in the majors.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Good job Bobby.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Bad time for Lowell to snap his 30 million-game errorless streak…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Wang will go back out and pitch until someone gets on

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Well it would be nice if the offense can make this point a little less pressing, but Wanger is going to have a hard time getting through the 7th unscathed. I agree you probably have to run him out there, but I’m worried. And I have cause.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Need to see how this inning plays out before making a pitching decision, I would think. If the Yanks put up 2 or 3 runs, it obviously makes it easier to bring Wang back out. Otherwise, it’s a tight decision, defensible either way I would guess.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Good time for Lowell to show his A Rod influence

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • The Yanks are swinging at balls way out of the strike zone… but while most have been strikes or outs Damons homer and Jeters single I guess make up for it

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • John Sterling: “I have a tendency to be melodramatic”
    Stunning admission. Thanks John, never would have known.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • Double play, please…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • Anyone watching – does Snyder look cooked? Should Terry have someone ready?

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:35 pm
  • *snicker* at Sterling. He’s so bad I’d rather listen to Kay (who is terrible, IMO).

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:35 pm
  • DelCarmen just got up in the Sox pen.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • Of course now Snyder is going south, how bout a mound visit Terry get him back on track…

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • Screw the shift! Giambi bats in Derek. 5-3.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • Oh yeah, Jason WAD

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • This is just gonna be one of those games. The rare unearned run. *sigh*

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • ahhh heard me

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • Yes. Giambi is having a good game. More, please!!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • tour de france winner, giambi, comes through.

    sf rod August 18, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • I’d say Snyder has run out of gas.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • Ahhh crap, of course it does no good

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • Wow, Francona seems to be managing this pretty well… Pulling pitchers at the right moments, coming out to talk em down. Where was this while the Sox were going 1-5 against the two worst teams in the league?

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:38 pm
  • Rob, I’m watching YES. If there wasn’t a delay, I would listen to Sterling and turn the sound off – Kay is a drag. Lose him and keep Leiter, Kaat and Singleton

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:38 pm
  • Gameday says Proctor is up in the Yankee pen. For Manny, I presume ;)

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • Smoked double & RBI for A Rod. Bye, Kyle.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • Yep, yep.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • Dammit Devine, couldn’t you have said”I think the Yanks are going down 1-2-3 here”

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • DelCarmen just got up in the Sox pen.
    See, now that’s amazing to me, that Francona would only have someone warming at that point in the inning. He has no foresight, and it shows. Pretty much my biggest beef with him, and it hurts the Sox far beyond any lineup shenanigans.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • That should be it for Snyder.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • Alright A Rod. Keep it up.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • MoforPres,
    I really couldn’t agree more. I really like those three (particularly Leiter).
    Honestly, the guy I like least between Kay & Sterling simply depends on which one I’ve been listening to lately. If it’s been Kay, I say I prefer Sterling. If Sterling, Kay… they’re both utter shite.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • In comes Delcarmen. Snyder left in a little too long. Surprise.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • DelCarmen coming in.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Crap, this pitcher’s ERA is below 6. Our Yankee hitters are not going to know what to do.

    Kevin August 18, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • I have been telling our FedEx delivery guy out here in Brooklyn (he’s a Yanks fan) that the Sox would lose 4 of 5 this weekend. My prediction still stands.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:41 pm
  • Tito may be good 162 game manager (I think it’s fair to say that he has established that he’s quite good, actually), but he’s really a terrible 2 or 3 inning manager. I am not sure how these two things intertwine, but his in-game stewardship is constantly befuddling, sometimes borderline incompetent.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • Bets on whether Cano can manage to get a runner in from 3B with 1 out (granted, that said runner is Giambi doesn’t help him)?
    SF – I’d be *shocked* if the Yanks took 4 of 5.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • Let’s put it this way: if it’s a Yankees/Sox game and I have a choice of watching it on NESN or on YES with Kay calling the game, it’s NESN for me every time.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • That ball was CANIHILATED!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • Don’t you know!!!!

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • Which game will be the winner, SF?

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:43 pm
  • Cano shakes the dust off of his bat.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • Stick a fork in this game. It’s done.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • I have only one contemporary Yankee jersey. It’s #22. I love this kid.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • Certainly not this one. I pronounce this game done.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • LOL!!!!
    Good job, Robby. Makes me look silly.
    Totally agree on NESN. Those guys aren’t perfect, but they beat the crap outta Kay.
    Here’s a tough one: choose between YES (w/Kay), ESPN (w/Morgan) and Fox (w/McCarver).
    Heh.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • Devine… you meant to say “I think the Yankees are going to score a crapload here” right?

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:45 pm
  • OK, time for the next strikeout from Legolas.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • SF, must be rough for you in b’klyn.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • I swear to God. Stop showing the Matsui injury.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • I love Brooklyn.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • Legolas, nice job.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • Cano just stole a base? Ouch.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • I miss Bklyn. SF, where do you live?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • I actually adore NYC (been here for 12 years). I just hate the Yankees, everyone who roots for them (their mothers too), and everything they stand for.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • The rout is on, hide the women and children

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • yeah, well, I once took a shit on Yawkey Way.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • I live in Chelsea, work in DUMBO (right next to the base of the Manhattan Bridge).

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • If Miller is with Morgan, that’s my choice. They’re like Laurel and Hardy – hilarious
    If McCarver can stay impartial, I think he brings a lot to the table. Buck is the ass. Joe, Buck yourself!

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:49 pm
  • yeah, well, I once took a shit on Yawkey Way.
    No joke, during a trip to Montreal back in College (late 80s), when the Bruins/Canadiens rivalry was in full, bloody swing, I made a sidetrip to the old Forum and peed on it. Not my most mature or dignified moment. Dropping a deuce never entered my mind, YFinDC. You’re crazy.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • C-M Dubs had time for a quick catnap during the top 7th.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • When Cano steals a base on you, he of the 20% success rate, you know your catcher ain’t throwing people out

    Brian August 18, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • Awww…Leche kills the rally. I hope Wang is coming back out!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • I wish I could say I was telling the truth. One day, you will read in the Globe about someone getting arrested for shitting on Yawkey Way. That will be me.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • See, the best announcer ever could be paired with Joe Morgan and I’d want to cut my ears off. Morgan is so bad… I literally don’t have words for it.
    Damn, well, all good things come to an end. Now shut ‘em down, Yanks!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • So, wait, why aren’t the Sox going to make the playoffs?
    Oh yeah, the bullpen. Right.
    1.2 IP, 3 runs. Yuck.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Need to see how this inning plays out before making a pitching decision, I would think. If the Yanks put up 2 or 3 runs, it obviously makes it easier to bring Wang back out.
    I hate it when I exhibit some small understanding of baseball.

    SF August 18, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • SF, I lived in Park Slope for 15 yrs. I liked it too, especially ’96 and ’98 – ’00.
    Talk like that will get you killed there. Careful

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • So, wait, why aren’t the Sox going to make the playoffs?
    Oh yeah, the bullpen. Right.
    1.2 IP, 4 runs (3 earned). Yuck.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Wanger back out? Come on, kiddo. Just one more inning.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Sox offense: Loretta, Hinske, Ramirez.

    Scott SF August 18, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • F*CK Loretta, JHC, who does he think he is Ted Freakin’ Williams?!?

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • Paul SF: seriously, don’t count yourself out. I’m not comfortable with a 5 run lead.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • Seriously, this is ridiculous. Mark Loretta and Eric Hinske, the unstoppable duo.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • Myers is alive?

    Kevin August 18, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • OK, let’s see if Myers can get Papi out.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • And now Myers is in. Ok, Mike, see you have ONE JOB. JUST ONE JOB. Get this MF out!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • And in for awhile last night was Myers. The Yanks win the game, but Papi crushes one here.
    Just a little dignity is all I’m asking.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • And some of you guys wanted to throw Loretta under the bus?

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Wow, Mark loretta and Eric Hinske. If only they were batting back-to-back…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • I live in Bensonhurst, few blocks from 86th street

    TJ August 18, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Did Ortiz just hit the skybox in RF foul territory?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • I live in Brooklyn, Windsor Terrace (below Park Slope).

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • ONE JOB. JUST ONE JOB. Get this MF out!
    That needed to be said twice

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 3:58 pm
  • Who wanted to throw Loretta under the bus? I’ve never heard anyone rooting against him or saying he needed to go…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • Darn. I hate being wrong.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • Good job, Mike. Looks like Ortiz has a case of the ofers!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • Job well done, Mike. Now have a seat and let Proctor face his arch-nemesis.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 3:59 pm
  • proctor and manny have a past.

    sf rod August 18, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Hey, YFDC, where in DC do you live? I spent a total of about 6 months living there and loved every minute of it…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Paul:
    I said that if the Sox were 5 or 6 back after this weekend they should seriously consider getting some value for guys who aren’t likely to be back next year, and before the Sept. 1 deadline for postseason rosters. Loretta fits that bill. But I think he’s been a fine player and I have no beef with him at all.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Thank you Mike!\
    “I live in Brooklyn, Windsor Terrace” Know it well. Used to drinl in that bar with no seats one block off P Park

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Park Slope is a safe place to be a Red Sox fan. Among the several arguments for wiping it off the face of Bklyn.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:01 pm
  • Ok, think Manny hits the Pike here?

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Paul, I live on Kalorama Rd in Adams Morgan, though I’m moving to U Street in a few weeks. This is a very good town for Sox fans and a terrible one for Yanks fans.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Well, Loretta definitely is here as a filler until Pedroia steps up, but that’s by no means throwing him under the bus. That’s just reality, unfortunately. I really like him also…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Paul, I live on Kalorama Rd in Adams Morgan, though I’m moving to U Street in a few weeks. This is a very good town for Sox fans and a terrible one for Yanks fans.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Apparently not, thank goodness. Wow, Proctor just got Manny out. Things really are going our way.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • Um. 5 run lead in the 7th. 87-some pitches. Leadoff guy gets on. Joe pulls CMW.
    *deep breath*
    Did he miss the part where they are playing a f*king DOUBLEHEADER today???
    OK, I’m all better now.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:02 pm
  • New York is a safe place to be a Red Sox fan. No bad NYC stereotypes, everyone. And I am a SF living in NYC.
    The worst experience I had in NY as a Soxfan was in the most expensive seats in Yankee Stadium, amidst a bunch of d**chebag investment bankers.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:03 pm
  • Yankee bullpn doing the job.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:03 pm
  • Proctor with two quick pop outs. Good pull, Joe.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • Yankeemonkey, I totally agree with Torre here. Win this game. Then worry about tonight.
    A 5 run lead against the Red Sox at Fenway with a struggling young pitcher on the mound… um, yeah, you pull him.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • I lived across from Georgetown for a summer within walking distance of Adams Morgan (if I remember right). The next summer I lived in a house a couple blocks away from Union Station. I’d love to live in DC full time…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • I agree YM. The bullpen did the job. I think the frightening thing about Wang today was how many of his balls were being hit in the air versus the ground. Also, his road record is very spotty.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • Torre shows Tito how it is done. Were you watching, Terry? Or was your head blocked by your buttcheeks?

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • I guess so, Rob…still worried about him burning out the ‘pen though.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • Sorry, I was agreeing with Rob…though I may have let him pitch to Papi since he seemed to have success against him.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:06 pm
  • Lived in DC in 90-91, in Arlington, VA. Spent much time in Adams Morgan at some Irish bar – the Five Provinces, I think. Or was it the Four Provinces? My wife is from there, so I get down quite a bit. Took the toddler to the Air and Space Museum a couple weeks back.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:06 pm
  • I realized why i’ve been aggravated: It’s Steve Phillips in the booth on the ESPN broadcast.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:07 pm
  • “New York is a safe place to be a Red Sox fan.”
    You obviously haven’t run into me when I come in to work!!!

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:07 pm
  • I gotcha, Walein (and Rob). ‘s ok since it worked out.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:07 pm
  • Sadly, SF is right. I took my mom to Mother’s Day at the Stadium this year, and we were seated next to some serious d-bag investment bankers who were loudly, classlessly bragging (truthlessly, I’m sure) about the girls they screwed over the last month. If it’s not the bleachers, just watch the game at home.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:07 pm
  • Walein,
    Papi’s having a bad day, but overall his stats against Wang are pretty scary.
    I am SO amused, by the way, by Sox fans ripping Francona’s pitcher management and pointing to… Joe Torre (!!) as the example of how to do it right.
    Perspective for us Yankees fans.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:08 pm
  • Good job Bobby.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Bobby continues!

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Abreu goes 4-4 on the day with a double off the Monster.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • Abreu has been HUGE today. The Sox have failed to retire him, in fact. Gosh what an awesome pickup. Thanks, Philly!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Paul SF, come to DC next month for the next match-up and we’ll go to Mackey’s on L Street. Hardcore Red Sox bar. Then we can start a fight.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Well, Torre does get it right 45% of the time.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Same offer for you, SF.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:11 pm
  • Shockingly enough, Giambi walks.
    ARod, I really wouldn’t mind some “stat padding” right here.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • The thing I like about Torre (and have always liked) is his (as far as I can tell) ability to yank a pitcher a batter early. That may, for you YFs, translate to an itchy trigger finger, but for me it would be a welcome change to Tito wringing a pitcher dry, getting greedy with journeymen and all-stars alike.
    And no pitcher taken out of a game ever gave up a regrettable, game-changing hit, right?

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • Francona officially gives up — Seanez in.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • YF in DC,
    “d-bag investment bankers who were loudly, classlessly bragging (truthlessly, I’m sure) about the girls they screwed over the last month.”
    That is over the top, but I love the atmosphere at the stadium during games – not wholesome family entertainment, though.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • I’ve never been in the expensive seats at YS, usually it’s upper tier for me, but most of the time jackassery is pretty curtailed up there. Bleachers are OK, but one time (’05 ALDS) I felt really bad for a stray Minny fan who somehow ended up with us. He got heckled mercilessly.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • I have to say. I think the Sox could have done something. But there was no way they were getting Abreu. So it’s sort of unfair to make the comparison between Abreu getting hits today off of all the Sox pitching. It would be one thing if Theo made some starter trade and that guy was getting wacked about.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • I’m a lover, not a fighter, yfdc.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:12 pm
  • lol, If I weren’t poor, YFDC, i’d totally take you up on that… I enjoyed my time in DC immensely, particularly the time living on O Street, nesr the Exorcist Stairs and M Street. Very cool…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • And of course by ’05 ALDS I mean ’04 ALDS. D’oh!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • YM,
    I’m a tier guy too. We give sox fans that have the balls to wear their cap absolute hell.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:15 pm
  • I know what you mean SF. However, in many cases, Torre’s “quick” pulling of a pitcher results in someone like Proctor or Gordon in years past to accumulate outrageous innings during the season.
    Many times (as with Villone early this season and Nelson and Stanton–back in the days) it almost seemed personal.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:15 pm
  • For all the Sox fans out there: On Tuesday I drove to Ann Arbor to have dinner with a friend, his wife and his two young sons, all of whom are RSN citizens. His older son, Tommy, is 7, and simply the most adorable little Soxling out there. We watched the second loss to Detroit, and at every at-bat, Tommy never lost faith that the Sox would score or the Tigers would GIDP. For the first time, and I hope the last, I had mixed emotions over a Sox loss.
    Now back to your regular-scheduled Sox hating.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • That being said. Rodriguez should have been running alot harder after that strikeout. I think he really might have made it to first…Lopez had to go all the way back to the stop.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • I can never understand going to a game in enemy territory and wearing your team’s colors if they aren’t playing….what’s the point? Waving a red flag before a bull?

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:16 pm
  • A-Rod pads his stats, all right…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:17 pm
  • DC–
    A little too much of the Vino? Eh?

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:17 pm
  • I never wear Sox stuff in Yankee Stadium. But obviously it comes out that you are rooting for the opposition. My experience included a physical violation of space, which I found completely out of line, no matter who I was rooting for. I seriously dislike Yankee Stadium for this reason, particularly the really expensive seats. I have never had issues in the upper levels in the Bronx. I prefer them.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • Walein, I didn’t say I was proud of myself.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • Walein,
    That approach works for Joe during the season, but has been really costly the last few years in the postseason. Hopefully, Dotel will lighten the load on Proctor

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:19 pm
  • YM–
    I think it’s jsut because you want to be able to root without surprising people. You know, home run by your guy in a close game and you jump out of your seat while everyone else around you is like “Wait a minute. I just passed that guy his hotdog….Son of a B–!”

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:19 pm
  • There’s no excuse for anyone getting in another fan’s face at a game, absent a serious ya-mama style provocation. But when you show up in enemy territory, any fan should expect to be treated as an enemy. Should I ever be diagnosed with a terminal disease, I want to spend the last day of my life in Fenway, going out in a blaze of pinstriped glory.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • If Dotel can cut down that two-runners-per-out trend he’s working on…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • SF:
    I had a similar experience going to a Rangers/Devils game at MSG (I’m a Devs fan). Had some drunk mouth-breathing jackass on me most of the game. Yuck. I had the last laugh though – final score was something like 7-2 Devils.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • Should I ever be diagnosed with a terminal disease, I want to spend the last day of my life in Fenway, going out in a blaze of pinstriped glory.
    And if you’re lucky, it will be at a game between the Sox and Devil Rays.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • Hinske FINALLY gets himself out.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • I’ve been to Yankee Stadium twice in a Sox cap (both times this year). When the Sox won (Beckett pitching), I had a nice conversation with these two kids in front of me, Yanks fans. One kid was really haughty when the Yanks were up, but became more likeable when they went down (I did not act like a jerk). When the Sox got rocked (also Beckett pitching), this dude was a real jerk to me, kept pounding my shoulders on Yankee hits. That was in the second deck, near the right field foul pole. I left early with the Sox trailing big, but probably wouldn’t have left without that dude being there.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • Apparently Hinske can only hit Wang.

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • Walein:
    I meant going to, say, Yankee Stadium to watch a Yanks-Mariners game and wear a Red Sox hat.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • Javy Lopez ground-rule doubles. Will wonders never cease.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • When I was a kid, I had a bad run in with a Yankee fan at a New Haven Ravens game — the Ravens, a Rockies farm club, were playing the Thunder when they were a Red Sox farm club. Not sure why the YF was so mad about my Red Sox gear but it ended up with a drink slapped out of my hand. He was an adult. I think I was 12.
    Good times…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • I hear control is spotty after TJ. That has to get better or he’s of no use to us

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • When I was little and used to go the bleachers at Fenway, there were tons of unruly fans. But mostly I noticed that the fans directed their venom at Bob Stanley, not Yankees fans.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • How the HELL did Proctor get out of that inning.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:25 pm
  • Thanks, Coco, once again, for snuffing hope.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:25 pm
  • Does that make the Sox 0 for 13 with RISP? That’s obscene…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • “He was an adult. I think I was 12.”
    That’s ridiculous. He should have been arrested.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • The best story I have about that (fighting). Cleveland v. Yankees (in the Bronx), sitting field level between third base and left field (very good seats–friend of a friend sort of thing). Two very old guys (easily mid to late 60s), well dressed-casual, one a Yankee fan, the other with a Cleveland hat on, very pleasant and friendly, sitting next to me.
    Three 25+ something guys sitting infront of us. Getting drunk, nothing but Sugar Honey Ice Tea coming out of their mouths the whole game.
    Cleveland takes a 7-1 lead inthe 6th, the Yanks look terrible, the kind of game you don’t even hope to win, just hope that it doesn’t go too long. These D-Bags start throwing stuff behind them at the Cleveland fan whose been really pleasant about the whole thing, taking their jibes as gentle ribbings. He says something about them stopping, they get up, both he and his older Yankee fan friend get up, we all get up. The Cleveland fan is older and this punk pushes him. The older (I SWEAR he had to be late 60s) Yankee fan turns and decks him in the face, the kid falls backwards over his chair, everyone in the section cheers.
    I’ve never felt better about losing.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • O, Robi, our love… HO-OOOLDS ON… ho-oooolds on…

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:29 pm
  • So let’s summarize:
    1. Starting pitcher doesn’t make it 5 innings.
    2. Sox give up 14 hits.
    3. Sox make a costly error.
    4. Sox do absolutely nothing with men on base, and strand 10+
    5. Sox (likely) lose.
    Yep, seems about right, deserved. Optimism why, again?

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:29 pm
  • When I was in DC, I went to watch the Orioles play the Phillies (not my choice). Both teams sucked so bad that the Phillies fans right in front of us and the Orioles fans a couple rows below them started fighting about who was better — the Ravens or the Eagles.
    Ejections followed.

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • That’s the Yank fans I know. Defenders of truth and justice.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • SF:
    Because tonight is another game. In which one Sir Sidney Ponson will (attempt) to pitch.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • That’s AWESOME, walein.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:32 pm
  • I meant optimism for the Sox’ chances long-term, not just today, YM.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:32 pm
  • Leave Seanez in till his arm falls off.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:33 pm
  • On the bright side, at least we won’t see Seanez in Game #2. Maybe Francona can use up Tavarez here, too, so the Sox have a chance of making up this game tonight.

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 4:33 pm
  • Because the cards said so, SF!! If Farnsworth comes out, the Sox win this game!

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:33 pm
  • Let ‘em score twelve, make them come up three times, do whatever the heck you want, Seanez.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:33 pm
  • As a Yankee fan I want Poson to pitch over his head; but not too far over his head (1 hitter) because that could lead to some bizarre Ponson starting the first game of the division series because Joe thinks he’s got something “special.”

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • Good at-bat from Wilson after falling into an 0-2 hole.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • TJ Beam in the pen for NY.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • I was convinced by friends to not wear my Yankees hat to Fenway the last time I was there (quite some years ago now). It was probably a good idea by them… we were in the bleachers. The game went to extras. Manny won it on a ground ball single through Mo’s legs. A young lady sitting a few rows in front of us took some verbal abuse for cheering a DJ RBI single, and I saw some scuffling and “oops” drink spillage.
    I make no claims of superiority, none at all.
    As for mixed feelings about the Sox… before they became such a pain in the ass I didn’t root against them. My wife is a Sox fan.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • Damon with 4 RBI today. 10-3. The Sox have given up.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • Hearty round of boos for JD.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • TJ Beam anyone??

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • Yeah Devine.
    Also, it was the single time in my life that some kind of violent thing actually felt like justice.
    The other great experience was right field in fenway when the Yankees beat the Sox 22-1

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • Well, that was brilliant work by See-ya-nez. See ya all for the nightcap.

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • Hinske! What happened?

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • Hinske drops it.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • Wang comes out and Hinske goes from Superman to Clark Kent.

    Bozo August 18, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • Walein, I hope you also enjoyed that huge 19-8 victory at Fenway. When was that, again?

    Hudson August 18, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • Come on, hit a grand slam. It’ll only be funny. Can’t really hurt.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • Hinske giveth and Hinske taketh away…

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • Ok, Yanks… save some for tonight.
    Just finish this off and let’s try and beat up on Lester more than they beat up on Ponson (yeah, right!)

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • Hinske lost it in the sun.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • Still want hinske in CF?

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • Steve Phillips just made a typically idiotic comment about the sun getting in Hinske’s eyes . Never mind that Hinske is wearing sunglasses, got a good read off the ball, and got his glove on it.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • g’afternoon, all. I am off for the evening – may not be able to join the fray tonight, and tomorrow YF and I are off to Fenway for the game. By this time tomorrow I think we’ll know if the Sox are still involved in the playoff race. Cheers!

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • God, on YES you can hear some hump giving Giambi total hell – hilarious.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:39 pm
  • Mein Gott! Bobby strikes out!

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:39 pm
  • Hey, *I* don’t mind if Hinske can’t field.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:40 pm
  • I am definitely not claiming Sox fans are any better in their own stadium to the opposition. There are douches everywhere.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • Catcalls make Jason want to SMASH!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • I’ve got to put on headphones to hear exactly what they’re saying.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • SF can have his yellowing videos. I’ll take our wins today.

    halffullYF August 18, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • Yeah, really no middle relief of any kind. I’d be surprised if the Sox make the playoffs. Wouldn’t leave the first round of them, even if we/they got that lucky.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • Me, I’ll take our win tonight.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • Hrrrphm. I wish they wouldn’t burn out Seanez here… I’d really like to see him in a close game :)

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • 11 – 3

    halffullYF August 18, 2006, 4:44 pm
  • Or make Jason want to take pitch!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • I agree devine. At the 22-1 game in Fenway there were guys right behind us who were either brothers or close cousins, missing the same tooth, that said “You know why the Yankees have the Statue of Liberty? Cause they have so many immigrants on their team.”
    I still haven’t figured out what that means and I’ve heard all kinds of racist stuff at Yankee stdium as well.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • “SF can have his yellowing videos. I’ll take our wins today.”
    Well said, Well said.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • Arrrrrgh! Just finish it already and save some for tonight!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • losing to Ponson — no fun

    halffullYF August 18, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • OK, here’s A Rod with no pressure.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • Time for ARod to hit a GS.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • Steve Phillips, you are beneath contempt. Phillips is whining about A Rod’s reception by the Yank fans. Yet not a month ago, on Baseball Tonight, he pronounced Alex done and said Cashman should trade him. Jerk.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • I’ll take the 2004 ALCS over a regular season victory over Jason Johnson. So you can have today, no negotiations necessary.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • Seanez walks in his second straight. 12-3.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:48 pm
  • Wow. Another walk. Let’s go for the record!

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:48 pm
  • It’s ARod time!

    Nate August 18, 2006, 4:48 pm
  • Steve Phillips is a disgrace. Just ignore him.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:48 pm
  • So who goes guys, Seanez or Johnson?

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:48 pm
  • No help from the umps.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • my lord does seanez suck. i mean…wow.

    T-sf August 18, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • this game is conceded, correct?…thats ok if possible ,check records following 1st game losses….

    TonyC.25 August 18, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • Is it 8000 degrees out there? Seanez’ brim is dripping like Robert Hays in the final landing sequence of “Airplane.”

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • This is correct. Use Seanez the eff up.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • God, I wanted Kapler to end the inning already.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • Ok, we’re safely into TJ Beam territory here. Good. This leaves some useful pitchers just in case Sir Sid doesn’t *completely* shit the bed tonight.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:50 pm
  • What a terrible way to end your Sox’ career, Rudy. No way he makes another appearance in this series, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this was it for him.

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:50 pm
  • Robi, no shame there.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:51 pm
  • Cano finally obliges… everybody, I guess, and ks.

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:52 pm
  • Tony,
    It would be a huge surprise if this series didn’t end up 3-2, one way or another.

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:52 pm
  • Ummm… please tell me that gamecenter is on crack?????
    FARNSWORTH? With a 9 run lead in the 9th?

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:52 pm
  • Seriously. Give TJ the bottom of the ninth.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:53 pm
  • It’s been a little while since NY batted around .

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 4:53 pm
  • Gameday says Beam.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:53 pm
  • TJ.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • Funny, the score is not at all surprising based on who started this game. But the way it got there is…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • OK, there’s TJ.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • Rob,
    They are. It’s Beam

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • Loretta pops to Johnny.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • Ok, just a hiccup, then. I was going to say some bad things about Joe Torre that I don’t really mean…

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:55 pm
  • beam’s mugshot on gameday is “special”.

    T-sf August 18, 2006, 4:55 pm
  • Anybody see that Youth in Asia?

    SF August 18, 2006, 4:55 pm
  • They let Ortiz go out for ice cream early. W M Pena bats for him.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:55 pm
  • Yellowing, eh? It’s just a little dusty.
    Yankees championship videos, though…

    Devine August 18, 2006, 4:55 pm
  • because we all need a laugh: what rightwingers see when they read the NYT: http://rightwingnytimes.cf.huffingtonpost.com/

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 4:56 pm
  • Beam’s mugshot is terrifying.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 4:56 pm
  • Odd. Wily Mo hitting for Ortiz. What, to give David some sorely needed rest from DHing?

    Rob (M, CT) August 18, 2006, 4:56 pm
  • Well, I better go work or something like that. Night all! The wife and I will be on the road tonight and unfortunately will probably miss the whole game. I’ll be around intermittently the rest of the weekend…

    Paul SF August 18, 2006, 4:57 pm
  • I’m putting 20 bucks down the Kapler gets a hit here.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:57 pm
  • Have a goodd road trip Paul.

    walein August 18, 2006, 4:58 pm
  • Close, walein. I say you don’t lose your money, but neither do you gain any.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 5:00 pm
  • TJ, just END IT ALREADY.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 5:00 pm
  • Oh for ****’s sake!!!! Walks a guy with a 9 run lead. Take him out back and shoot him.

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 5:00 pm
  • You know Torre just broke something inside when he walked him.

    walein August 18, 2006, 5:01 pm
  • Will the afternoon editions of the Boston papers already declare the season over? Stop the presses!

    Nate August 18, 2006, 5:02 pm
  • The scoring official changed the scoring on the Jeter/Hinske play; it’s now ruled a single.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 5:02 pm
  • OMG! The Sox are totally going to come back!!!

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 5:02 pm
  • Awwww, thank you, Youk. A mildly pleasant sensation in the midst of this silliness.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 5:03 pm
  • But, but, they took Papi out. Say it ain’t so.

    Nate August 18, 2006, 5:03 pm
  • Hey TJ, the plate is in Boston, not Conn

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 5:03 pm
  • Are they going to call that an “A-Rod RBI”? I think MLB has made it an official designation.

    Nate August 18, 2006, 5:04 pm
  • Lowell to Damon, finally. See everyone in three hours.

    YF in DC August 18, 2006, 5:05 pm
  • ALRIGHT!!!!!!

    MoForPrresident August 18, 2006, 5:06 pm
  • Seeyas later, everybody.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 5:06 pm
  • I’ve got three hours to get some work done. See you all later.

    attackgerbil August 18, 2006, 5:07 pm
  • Well that was the opposite of fun.

    rk August 18, 2006, 5:12 pm
  • To nearly 600 comments…on a day game.

    Devine August 18, 2006, 5:17 pm
  • Thanks for a fun thread, all. See y’all tonight!

    yankeemonkey August 18, 2006, 5:31 pm

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