Looking Back On The Dog Days: Sox-Yanks Gamer XV

On May 4th, The Boston Red Sox laid claim to the best record in the American League.  The Sox briefly relinqueshed that title to the Halos on July 1st and 2nd, and traded it off with the Halos and the Tigers on July 17th-23rd, but have held that distinguishing mark since that time, meaning that the Sox have been, by record, the best team in the AL for 143 out of the 150 days since the beginning of the season way back in April.

Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s back-to-back losses to the Yankees are only the second time in the month of August the Sox have lost consecutive games.  Since August 1st, the Sox have gone 16-11 which is their best month of ball by winning percentage since May, and Boston has allowed 13 fewer runs in one less game played compared to that month.  The Bombers have gone 17-10, but have been less consistent in their play and have had several truly horrific outings (including two shutout/blowouts); the 158 runs allowed (their worst month by 33 runs) is a significant stigma to their record.

Today’s getaway game sees Chien-Ming Wang on the bump for the Yankees as Curt Schilling gets the ball for the Sox.  Wang experienced a slight hiccough with a horrific outing in Toronto and a mediocre start in Baltimore, but has been victorious in his last two outings, both against the Tigers.  Schilling returned to action August 6th against the Halos and has gone six innings in each of his four starts, allowing 11 runs on 25 hits and only 1 walk on his way to two victories in his last two starts including an excellent three-hit performance against the ChiSox.

The Sox head home to Fenway to host the Orioles while the Yankees lay out the welcome mat for the Fish tomorrow, but in the mean time we have afternoon baseball with the rivalry rolling on in the fifteenth of eighteen meetings in the reggalar.  Game time is in one hour, lineups are in the extended.  Comment away.

Red Sox
D. Pedroia 2b .316
C. Crisp cf .268
D. Ortiz dh .322
K. Youkilis 1b .290
M. Lowell 3b .324
J.D. Drew rf .260
J. Varitek c .264
E. Hinske lf .201
A. Cora ss .254
C. Schilling rhp 4.11
 
Yankees
J. Damon lf .265
D. Jeter ss .319
B. Abreu rf .287
A. Rodriguez 3b .306
H. Matsui dh .305
J. Posada c .333
J. Giambi 1b .264
R. Cano 2b .300
M. Cabrera cf .295
C. Wang rhp 3.95

525 comments… add one

  • Looking at our lineup I have only one thing to say.
    Shit.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 12:16 pm
  • Giambi at first again. Interesting.
    I continue to drool over our lineup these days.

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 12:24 pm
  • Go Yankees!
    At least you guys have a 6 game lead. Even if it’s down to 5 you have so many games against the Devil Rays..

    Lar August 30, 2007, 12:30 pm
  • Day games and MLB.tv blackouts are THE DEVIL.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 12:37 pm
  • Wow, Posada and Varitek both playing after a night game…Guess Joe and Terry both really want this game, eh?

    yankeemonkey August 30, 2007, 12:37 pm
  • Moose…
    “For someone who has been in a rotation for 17 years, it took me a little bit off guard. I needed a couple of days to simmer down. I was mad. I’m still not excited about it. It bothered me quite a bit. I’m just mad at the whole thing,” Mussina said.
    Mussina said he wasn’t upset with Joe Torre, as the two hashed it out yesterday. “It was good to get that stuff off my chest,” he said.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 12:39 pm
  • Every time you start feeling bad for Mike Mussina, he just won’t let you.
    No Manny, Hinske-Cora at the bottom of the lineup, and Youkilis batting cleanup? Schilling better have a hell of a game.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 12:48 pm
  • I see today’s line up was brought to us by the letter K and the numbers 1 and 2. as in runs, if we’re lucky.

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 12:55 pm
  • My thinking, exactly YM, about Jorge and Tek. I guess they rest on the ‘morrow. Paul: I don’t get the carping about the Sox lineup. Hinske’s gotta go somewhere, and if you’re going to rest Lugo, cora belongs in the 9. Without Manny, whether you put Youk in the 4 or the 2 or the 1 seems to me of little consequence.

    YF August 30, 2007, 12:55 pm
  • JESUS.
    Why is Ellsbury not on this team right now!

    Brad August 30, 2007, 12:57 pm
  • At least you can’t say Moose is fake.. =P

    Lar August 30, 2007, 12:58 pm
  • Fight, you f***ers! Salvage this sh*t.
    God damn it.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:01 pm
  • hey, fensheaparkway, our 1B may very well be sponsored in part by the letter E.
    man, i could go for a drink right about now…

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:02 pm
  • In case this isn’t already odd enough:
    http://www.boingboing.net/2007/08/30/squirrel-at-yankee-s.html

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:04 pm
  • YFiB – I don’t know, that was a pretty spiffy play Giambi made last night. Has he been taking yoga? Limbering up?
    And just to follow up on my above post: I forgot Wang was pitching. K might reliquish his sponsorship, but G, I, D and P are ready to purchase ad space.

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 1:10 pm
  • that depends, FSP… is yoga the cream or the clear?
    …i kid…

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:11 pm
  • Pedroia pops out.

    Atheose August 30, 2007, 1:13 pm
  • “is yoga the cream or the clear?”
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA thanks for giving me a good laugh YFIB ;-)

    Atheose August 30, 2007, 1:14 pm
  • Yankee announcer: “The last time the Yankees played the Red Sox in a non-holiday, non-weekend day game this late in the year was the Bucky Dent game”
    Sigh.

    Atheose August 30, 2007, 1:15 pm
  • looked like a nice swing by Crisp, but it turns out to be a lazy fly ball out.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:16 pm
  • Lar – That is a weird story. I’m less intrigued by what a cryptozoologist has to say about anything than I am to learn that there was a mythological squirrel whose name translates to “gnawing tooth”, which is the same phrase ‘rodent’ is derived from. So thanks for that link!

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 1:16 pm
  • Wang just owns Ortiz in that at bat. 1-2-3 first. Let’s see what 38.com has.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:17 pm
  • *sigh* And Gameday is not updating…

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:20 pm
  • gameday doesn’t even have wang’s 1st pitch to ortiz yet… i have a feeling that this game will be frustrating…

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:20 pm
  • Jeter is jammed and it bloops in for a single. He gets so much out of his ability! Intangibles in action!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • Somehow, Damon is going to be a factor in this game. I can feel it. Maybe it’s the Tuna I had for lunch:)
    ugh.
    Jeter kills me with those little nubber hits and swinging bunts.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • Schilling is throwing strikes, but he always does that. 1-2 count on Abreu

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:23 pm
  • Eff you, Gameday. Keep the play by play coming, Brad, Nick.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:24 pm
  • Abreu k’s on a nice splitter. Schill set him up well there.
    Now A-Rod’s turns.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:24 pm
  • Neither Gameday nor Gamecast is working. Damn it, will have to rely on game threads to get me through the working day.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 1:25 pm
  • Devine –
    Are you able to listen to it?

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:25 pm
  • Schill just misses inside to A-Rod. 2-1 count.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:26 pm
  • Unfortunately not at the moment, Brad. My job requires my ears elsewhere.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:26 pm
  • 2-1
    on A-Rod.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:26 pm
  • Devine is actually an ER surgeon. Scary that he’s posting here…

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • ha, ok.
    I was going to share my password to the gameday audio on WRKO, which is working fine.
    2-2 on ARod.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • i work in a library, devine. i’m in the same boat. thanks for the updates, people.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • Heh. I like that one, Nick. Luckily, my job also requires me in front of a computer…

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • foul tip
    still alive

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:27 pm
  • A-Rod lamely checks his swing. Nice inning by Schill. Damn.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:28 pm
  • K. Looking.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:28 pm
  • Ah, Gameday back. Just in time for the final K too. What’s Schilling’s fastball speed these days if someone has noticed? 89 or thereabouts?

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:29 pm
  • Thanks, Brad and Nick.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:30 pm
  • Also in a library today. Alex!

    YF August 30, 2007, 1:30 pm
  • now, did we all remember to send emails and voicemails to Turk reminding him that yes, it’s okay to use a reliever in the 7th inning, especially if your starter has given up 3 runs and/or 12 hits?

    ponch August 30, 2007, 1:32 pm
  • i’m looking around, yf… wave so i can see you…

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:32 pm
  • My Gameday placed every pitch of Youkilis’ walk inside the strike zone. Um, what?

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 1:32 pm
  • Jason Giambi channelling Keith Hernandez. Wow!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:32 pm
  • in a ny library, yfib.

    YF August 30, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • Lowell hits into a DP. Nice.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • Youk with the walk.
    Then a DP.
    Classic Cano.
    Ball being hit right at someone.
    Francona arguing the call at first.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • oh… so giambi is snorting the foul line?
    or is he dying his hair?
    (i’ll stop now.)

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • *sighs at DP* In many ways, I’m glad I’m going to lunch soon so that I can’t watch some of this gut-twisting nonsense.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:33 pm
  • “It could be two, gets it to Cano, who goes onto first…it’s wide! He’s safe he’s out!”
    Sterling needs to just stop talking and wait five full seconds before actually talking.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 1:34 pm
  • Another play like that and Giambi will have officially shed the “Tree Trunk” label in my book. Great D at 1B.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 1:34 pm
  • dp. that’s the wang we know and love.

    YF August 30, 2007, 1:34 pm
  • YF, did you see that one of the better baseball books of last year was reviewed on the Toaster’s Griddle?

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:34 pm
  • “Sterling needs to just stop talking”
    Agreed.

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 1:34 pm
  • Again, another GB directly at someone. Someone smiling on the kid today…again.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:34 pm
  • i know, yf.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:35 pm
  • why do I sense a long, long day coming?

    ponch August 30, 2007, 1:35 pm
  • FenShea:
    The only reason he needs to talk (other than his nice radio timbre) is so Suzyn Wahldman tawks less.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 1:35 pm
  • “…another GB directly at someone…”
    he continues to defy the odds to your chagrin brad…
    by the way, do you sf’s have a theory about steroids helping a player defensively?…

    dc August 30, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • Damn, Mats took that for a little ride before Crisp nabbed it.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • Matsui with a LONG fly ball. Like 400 feet long.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • another warning track shot right at somebody… “Someone smiling on the [red sox pitcher] today…again.”

    dc August 30, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • “foul bunt”?!?

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:39 pm
  • Andrew –
    They both make quite a duo. Listening to them makes me wish I could listen to the game on the radio and turn the sound down at the same time. Like, just hear the sounds of the crowd to tell me what was going on in the game.

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 1:40 pm
  • Oh ya, Wang with 22 pitches through 2.
    Let’s work that Schill!

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:40 pm
  • dc, almost every batter has put the ball in play. This isn’t an arguable fact, buddy. But, as we know, baseball is a game of inches – especially when the ball is in play.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • Schill is locating well today. That 2-2 pitch was just a hair inside, then he comes with a good breaking pitch away for the punch out.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • I just tend to tune out what Sterling actually tries to say, because I really do like the timbre of his voice, it’s great for radio. Whenever I try and think about his ‘substance’ other than the play-by-play, I get confused and sometimes annoyed that I’m confused.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 1:42 pm
  • Hinske worries me on every single play.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:42 pm
  • what’s 38’s pitch count?

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:43 pm
  • 28 pitches for Schilling.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 1:44 pm
  • GREEN LIGHT!

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:46 pm
  • Schill out of 2nd on 28 pitches.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:46 pm
  • RED LIGHT.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:46 pm
  • Wow, Wang already walked 2.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • Walks Varitek.
    Hinske up.
    Soon to be GIDP.
    Jesus I hate Hinske. Even if he puts it in the upper deck, I hate him.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • Wang not with his usual control – 15 strikes, 14 balls out of his first 29 pitches. Yuck.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:47 pm
  • Wang walks another lead-off man, but follows up with a 3 pitch k of Hinske.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:48 pm
  • Does get Hinske to strike out on 3 pitches though.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:48 pm
  • Well, that’s better than the alternative for you. Freaking asshole. I really do hope he falls down the duggout steps.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:49 pm
  • is it wrong that i was rooting for Hinske to K so he wouldn’t hit into the 6-4-3?

    ponch August 30, 2007, 1:49 pm
  • Way to be paying attention there, Tek.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:50 pm
  • No, ponch. In fact, it’s not wrong to root for anything bad to happen to him. It’s perfectly acceptable to wish whatever you want upon him.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:51 pm
  • Cora flies out pretty deep. Pedroia gets a gift ball to start off the AB.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • Hinske apparently did something bad to Brad. The vitriol is impressive!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:52 pm
  • it might be hinske’s .200 AVG, nick. but that is just a guess.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:53 pm
  • Yes, Nick.
    He found his way to the park today!
    I don’t know why I hate him so much…I just do. Just one of those guys I guess.
    Holy shit, Giambi.
    What the hell is going on here?

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • 40 pitches for Wang through 3. Still not that impressive, with only 23 strikes.
    After 2 and a half, no score.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • Giambi! Seriously, we are entering a weird place here where Giambi is actually looking like Brooks Robinson. Baseball is magical, filled with surprises. We learn and experience something new each day. Wow! WoW!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • Wow, Giambi is making his case to play every day. Huge.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • wang at 40 pitches through 3.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • Thanks for the tip Nick. That’s a nice gift from the Toaster! Pennies from heaven.

    YF August 30, 2007, 1:55 pm
  • Holy shit! I said in a comment above; “one more play like that from Giambi..”.
    Jason: not a tree trunk, great play.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 1:55 pm
  • Think about how you felt about Tony Womack and Terrence Long. I would hate Hinske, too. He is useless.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 1:55 pm
  • are you guys just screwing with those of us without video? giambi and brooks robinson have never been mentioned in the same breath before…

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • Between yesterday and today, a lot of innings without a you-know-what for the Sox. Though walks aplenty.

    YF August 30, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • Robinson Cano!!!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:57 pm
  • hot mess!

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 1:57 pm
  • Cano, dinger.
    Directly over the 399′ sign.
    Let the carnage begin.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:57 pm
  • Robbie is some kind of strong. Jesus.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • The BFF duo doing a number on Schilling. Melky rips one up the middle.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • Damn! Cano. I seriously thought Sterling was going to forget his nickname BS, because it sounded like he was orgasming in the booth, but in the long, old man refractory period he remembered.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • Melky is a big-time player. He was born for the center stage that is NYC.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • Bottom of the lineup with the damage.
    Awesome.
    I wish I could punch Terry Francona right in the freaking teeth today with this stupid lineup.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • Coco Crisp makes a nice sliding catch and for one second, Seth Mnookin’s MVP argument makes sense.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:00 pm
  • Jesus, Crisp.
    What the hell was that kind of jump?

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:00 pm
  • Classic Jeter. He’s marching toward 4,000.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:01 pm
  • C’mon, Yankees. Time to actually step on their throats.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 2:02 pm
  • “…almost every batter has put the ball in play…” …but brad, so what if they’re outs…isn’t that the point?…i’d hardly call it luck…you don’t really believe in luck, do you?…

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:02 pm
  • Come on Alex!

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:02 pm
  • Schilling really should consider backing Jeter off that plate. This is crazy that he’s getting jammed on balls that are strikes and forcing them over Ped’s head.
    They are being very aggressive on that first pitch strike that 38 throws, you know, every single time.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:02 pm
  • dc. I’m not touching this fight again. It defies logic.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • Feh. Schill off the hook.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • schilling @ 38pitches

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • Thank you.
    Jesus Christ.
    Asshole.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • yfib – you’ve been waiting for that all day! ha.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • Sigh. Good job, failing to hit hard Schilling’s 88mph crap.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • DC, you can’t seriously say that Wang intends for every ball to be put in to play and just pray to god that it’s hit at a defender?
    The point is, it’s a dangerous style of pitching.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • i was indeed waiting… and then i had to do the verification thing and i got all flustered… totally threw me off…

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:05 pm
  • “Thank you.
    Jesus Christ.
    Asshole.”
    And we find out what K-Rod is actually screaming out there after he closes out a game.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:05 pm
  • Giambi putting on a defensive clinic at 1st today.
    Cats and dogs living together.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:06 pm
  • Lockland, it’s a dead end, man. They won’t hear of it, so don’t even try.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:07 pm
  • Can we like, skip the usual Wang arguments for a day? It’s getting tiresome hearing the _same_ thing over and over again. There should be a Wang FAQ somewhere.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • Okay, is that really Jason Giambi, or maybe a much skinnier cousin?

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:08 pm
  • also reality doesn’t seem to support it as Wang flirts with another 19 win season. Yeah, his style of pitching is problematic.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:09 pm
  • Wow, Ortiz only has 89 RBI’s? Is it just me or that’s low?
    And yet, the Sox are killing in the standings. Go figure.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:09 pm
  • with Manny not in this lineup, Ortiz gets nothing decent to drive. All blacks.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:09 pm
  • I want him tested for a lack of steroids, he’s far to agile.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:10 pm
  • that’s what great pitching does for a team.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:10 pm
  • is giambi catching the ball in his teeth or something?
    all of this excitement over his defense without witnessing it is driving me crazy.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:10 pm
  • brad, just one question for you: was schilling lucky last inning?…lots of balls in play, hit hard…see my point…nothing to argue about, just give wang his due for results, not unlike what you expect of us about your team…calling him lucky is lame and silly…
    yeah, lockland, and so far the gods have answered his prayers…he must be leading a good life…

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:11 pm
  • God of Walks.. walks. Wang doesn’t have his usual stellar control today. Yes, I’m a broken record.
    28 strikes, 23 balls. Hopefully the Yanks can pad the lead a little bit.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:12 pm
  • dc – yes, he was.
    It’s part of the game. I never said it wasn’t. All I said is that Wang should play Lotto.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:12 pm
  • “And yet, the Sox are killing in the standings. Go figure”
    They’re killing in the standings because their pitching is sick.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 2:15 pm
  • 56 pitches for Wang after 4. 32 strikes and 24 balls though.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:15 pm
  • he’s doing something right, especially with that porous, range-limited middle of the infield playing behind him…

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:15 pm
  • but the 1B makes up for that, dc.
    (supposedly… i still refuse to believe that he’s doing anything of note over there.)

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:17 pm
  • Yup, he throws 96mph too, which helps a lot.
    Webb is successful with the groundball stuff because he possesses the ability to strike out a lot of batters. Wang is successful with the groundball stuff because he throws his sinker harder and you can’t just sit on a high-80s fastball because he’ll blow 96mph right by you.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 2:18 pm
  • I worded that wrong. Wang also has very good control.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 2:20 pm
  • Also, he can afford a little higher BABIP because he walks so few – about 2 per 9 last year, and a little bit more this year.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 2:21 pm
  • Can somebody explain to my why the MLB audio has static like an AM station? Absurd.
    Hey look, WANG HAS A NO HITTER THROUGH 4!!!!!
    ;-)

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:21 pm
  • that was awfully fast.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:22 pm
  • Schill gets another 1-2-3 inning with 49 pitches through 4. The usually patient Giambi drives the first pitch, but not quite enough. Seemed like a good pitch to hit though.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • I do think it’s safe to say that Wang is doing something right, regardless of how odd his MLB Comps look. It’s just hard to quantify what Andrew describes there, and that’s what seems to give some people (SABR members, SFs, Sir Isaac Newton) fits about Wang.
    But I can’t help but think there’s also some sort of hair splitting on the nature of “luck” going on too, which adds to the tensions. Just my two cents, of course. I reserve the right and privilege to be completely wrong.

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • Anon was me.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • YFiB, did you see the play he made in the first AB of yesterday’s game? He made a couple of like it today already, and also saved an off-line throw from Jeter. Go to yankees.com, click on the media link, and go to the Top Plays Archive to watch Giambi’s diving stop made yesterday if you haven’t already seen it.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 2:24 pm
  • Drew continuing his part with a first pitch ground out.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:24 pm
  • thank you, JD, for not working the count. I imagine it would have only added to the frustration anyway when you couldn’t hold up your check swing on a 55-foot slider, so thanks for being thoughtful.

    ponch August 30, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • Varitek walks. Wow, that’s 4 walks. Grumbles.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:27 pm
  • Wang clearly having cotnrol issues and Drew jumps on the first pitch. I’ve defended him all year, but he’s come up small in a reasonably important series.
    As for the lineups, I wasn’t carping. There isn’t any other place to put those guys. It’s just a crappy lineup without Manny.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 2:27 pm
  • i saw that play yesterday. i still choose not to believe it.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:28 pm
  • Wang needs to pay for his unusual control issues today.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:28 pm
  • What’s that, bb 4? Gonna bite you in the ass eventually.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:28 pm
  • “i saw that play yesterday. i still choose not to believe it.”
    LOL.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • Is Wang being too careful or does he have control issues?

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • right on cue.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • Hinske strikes out again though.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • hinske is growing on me.
    i don’t know what you guys are complaining about.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • This sure is a nice thread today:)

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • My god, apparently the NY radio people don’t have the same problem everyone else in baseball has about talking about a no hitter.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • KIELTY!!

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • I think Wang is being too careful. He’s nibbling around the strike zone. Oddly enough he’s attacked Ortiz.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • Not when Hinske and Cora follow you in the lineup. Wang can issue walks to Varitek allll day.
    Each Tek walk followed by a Hinske K. I like Hinske, probably inordinately so, but he’s fallen a bit since his three-double debut against the Yanks last year.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 2:31 pm
  • Lockland – ya, they’re actually pretty liberal about it.
    Apparently, since they play the radio in the stadium, they joke that sometimes the pitchers hear that they’re pitching a no-hitter from them. No surprise though.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:31 pm
  • Mets, BTW, down 5-2 vs. the Phils right now, look like they’re doing everything possible to blow their division lead.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:31 pm
  • LUGO!!

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:31 pm
  • CHRIST!

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:31 pm
  • YF – Thanks for reminding me. [sigh]

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • Cora lines out. 71 pitches through 5, 40 strikes, 30 balls. Still meh on the count.
    Brad – it’s nice that I’m not just talking to myself on game threads! =)

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • I really don’t know if there has ever been a non-yankee that I hate more than Hinske. I would rather have Milton Bradley (and not the good one, but the one who has temper problems). I’d rather have AJ Perzzinakealgfyski.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:33 pm
  • Cora continues to plummet to earth. For some reason, I can’t stand him. I think it’s residual from the lovefest bestowed upon him during the “Bench Pedroia” ridiculousness.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 2:33 pm
  • This is most likely why he’s having control issues; he’s quoted he on Pete Abe’s blog.
    “They were used to my sinker,” he said. “I had to change.”
    Wang won his next two starts by mixing in more changeups and sliders. Wang won’t miss Ramirez, who is 13 of 22 against him with two homers.”
    Control is harder to come by when you’re throwing breaking stuff for the majority of your pitches.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 2:33 pm
  • Still. Ahem. You know. Thru 5. 2nd day in a row.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • “…Hey look, WANG HAS A NO HITTER THROUGH 4!!!!!…”
    yeah, he has a no-hitter through 1,2,3, and 5 too, lockland…but he’s lucky, so i don’t see that continuing…

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • Robi does it again!!

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • Yeah, the second place teams have all been beating on the first place teams this week. The Phills, as most of them, will come back to earth in the next two though. Crosses fingers.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • Well, don’t ya know, Robinson Cano!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • jesus.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:36 pm
  • cano is lucky too?

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:36 pm
  • seriously?!?

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:36 pm
  • at least we agree, dc.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:36 pm
  • Christ.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:36 pm
  • Its “ROBBI CANO – DON’T YA KNOW”

    Westboro - YF August 30, 2007, 2:36 pm
  • if the yankee starters can just keep the opposition to 1 – 3 hits during each of their starts (all being 7 innings), we just might have a shot at this thing.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • Robinson! Hot dog. 2!

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • Hey look, a curtain call, I mean, that never happens in Yankee stadium, it’s so special.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • And Leche walks. Time to lay it on, here.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:38 pm
  • at least they aren’t singing “sweet caroline”, lockland.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:38 pm
  • I don’t know where the Red Sox put the good bats, but someone should find them and replace them in the rack.
    How does a team go into such funks at the same time?
    Nice Schilling. Walk Cabrerra. Way to be. Now time for Giambi to have the “all round” great week.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:38 pm
  • wow.
    lucky there.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:39 pm
  • Yeah, YFiB, because YMCA is so much better than Sweet Caroline.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:39 pm
  • squirming with a 6 game lead…sweet
    hey, schilling just got lucky, or was damon unlucky?…

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:39 pm
  • DP. First thing to go right for Boston all day.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:39 pm
  • Rally killer right there.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 2:39 pm
  • Ugh.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • “Hey look, a curtain call, I mean, that never happens in Yankee stadium, it’s so special.”
    Awwwww How Cute……..

    Westboro - YF August 30, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • touche, lockland… touche.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • Jeter continues his sprint to 4,000. 3-3 today.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • Cano got to stop padding his stats.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • Jeter single. Really hope Abreu can do something here, let Alex hit with men on instead of leading off. Good place for an sb attempt.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:41 pm
  • “the captain!!!”
    [someone had to say it]

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:41 pm
  • sooth: Abreu homer

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:41 pm
  • Schilling is so lucky. This inning could’ve been wide open.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:42 pm
  • both, dc.
    And, I’m not squirming at all because I know water finds it’s level nearly all the time. On both sides.
    The Red Sox bats are nowhere near this bad, and the Yankee arms are nowhere near this good.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:43 pm
  • New plan. Whatever you do, don’t throw a strike!

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:43 pm
  • Wow, I don’t know how you guys put up with this radio team, they are AWFUL.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:43 pm
  • someone asked earlier not to have the “wang is lucky” debate again, but now i see the “curtain call criticism”…ok, who’s going to bring up the “fist-pump”…oops, looks like i just did…no double standard here…sheesh

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:43 pm
  • oh well. close but no cigar.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • yeah, he was lucky there too.
    He’s just as lucky today as Wang is, for sure.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • Brad – have you looked at your lineup for today? =P
    Too bad Abreu couldn’t do much more than making Schill work a little bit. He gave it a ride though.
    End of 5, Yanks up 2-0. Schilling at 68 pitches.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • Shilling isn’t lucky. He’s pitching pretty damned well. Problem is, Wang is pitching pretty damned amazing.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • “hey, schilling just got lucky, or was damon unlucky?…”
    dude, i think everyone gets your point. youve made like 5 comments in this same vein and its getting old.

    Ric August 30, 2007, 2:45 pm
  • MAG – are you watching the same game I’m watching?

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:45 pm
  • curtain call criticism
    at least the Wang debate has valid points on both sides. This is just retarded.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:45 pm
  • Yanks just not doing a great job of cashing in on their opportunities over the last couple of days.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:45 pm
  • Ric – to be fair, Wang’s pitching, which means the 5 billion “Wang is lucky” posts.
    Ah well.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:45 pm
  • I can’t be angry with 2 runs in 5 innings from Schilling. Can I?

    ponch August 30, 2007, 2:46 pm
  • Wang gets Pedroia on one pitch. Aggressive hitting or?

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:46 pm
  • is he kidding there? Really? He’s had bad control all day, and they’re swinging on the first pitch of the inning? Terry Francona should go batshit at everyone for this rediculous performance.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:47 pm
  • i think it is about time that someone call out wally the green monster. i mean… what makes him so great? if you ask me? (which i acknowledge that none of you did…) absolutely nothing.
    go yankees.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:47 pm
  • Actually, I’m at my computer @ work, LAR, and can only see MLB Game Day. Is it worse than the little green, red and blue dots suggest?

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:48 pm
  • that kind of comment just inspires me ric…thanks…
    mag, to followup on what lar just said, schilling is actually getting hit pretty hard…
    come on brad, “retarded”?…really?

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:48 pm
  • Brad – I was thinking the same – at worst you’ll get to the bullpen faster even if you strike out or something. And it wasn’t an especially good pitch, though maybe he thought otherwise.
    Still though, Crisp is having a good AB right now.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:48 pm
  • yeah, I regretted it as soon as I hit submit.
    Less than smart is probably better.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:49 pm
  • Amen, Brad. I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve had an imaginary Francona scream fest about working the count!

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:49 pm
  • MAG – just seems like he’s getting away (or the Yanks are wasting away) a few excellent opportunities. Then again, Wang has 2 DPs and 4 walks, so you can argue it both ways.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:49 pm
  • 2 more outs and here’s papi. big test. i wouldn’t give him too much.

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:50 pm
  • Of course, Hinske’s really listening. He’s watched every strike right into the catcher’s mitt.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:50 pm
  • Crisp made Wang worked for that out, which is what you want to do.
    Now the always dangerous Ortiz is up.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:50 pm
  • how was that not a swing?

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • That was _so_ strike three.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • ^^ me

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • I can only hope this ends up one of those ESPN higlights where the pitcher loses the no-hitter, the lead, and the game all in one pitch.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • Nice pitch, Wang.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • maybe Angel is making up for the foolishness that was last night at the plate.:)

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • The Wangster looking brilliant against Papi all day!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • nice there by Wang.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • 4 strike strike-out
    now we can have the “bad call debate”

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • RIng ‘Em Up! THRU 6!!

    YF August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • wang could have a no hitter (if only he could throw 140 pitches)

    Ric August 30, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • Unreal. This is bizarro world.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:54 pm
  • Nice. ‘Tiz isn’t right, and Manny is out of the lineup = Wang dominance, even against the Red Sox.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 2:54 pm
  • Ortiz strikes out, but not before Ortiz also works him quite a bit.
    87 pitches after 6 – with some easy outs he could go all the way, but we’ll see.
    I still hope the Yanks pad the lead a little bit, and that Wang doesn’t need to go all the way. I hear Joba is available today, and I hear he’s quite okay.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:54 pm
  • I’m with you there, MAG.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:55 pm
  • i really wish i could be watching this.
    and i could still really use a drink.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:55 pm
  • “…ends up one of those ESPN higlights…”
    i hear you mag…i’m enjoying the moment, but we’ve seen these things turn quickly too often…i’m even expecting that if [big if] the yanks win this one, that they will lose 3 against the mariners next week…been that kind of year…

    dc August 30, 2007, 2:55 pm
  • ESPN just reported that Joba pulled a hammy carrying his expectations out to the bullpen.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 2:56 pm
  • dc – yaaaaa. Tell me about it.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:56 pm
  • I heard the same thing, Lar.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:56 pm
  • “if [big if] the yanks win this one, that they will lose 3 against the mariners next week…been that kind of year…”
    if i may quote mr. rodriguez, “ha!”
    spot on.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 2:56 pm
  • that’s what I mean by water finding it’s level, dc:)

    Brad August 30, 2007, 2:57 pm
  • ARod and Matsui both flew out.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 2:59 pm
  • Who’s the Yankee pitcher that threw a no-hitter and still lost the game?

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:00 pm
  • uh huh brad…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:00 pm
  • Posada out on one pitch. Schill with an easy inning, 76 pitches through 6. They’re getting good hacks in, just not finding anything.. or right at people.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:00 pm
  • they just didn’t want wang to lose his rhythm.
    yeah. that’s it.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:00 pm
  • Schilling no damage in the 6th.
    All the makings of a YFSF Instaclassic right here.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • If I’m Francona, no, Epstein, cuz Tino would never think of this on his own, I’m calling Francona and whispering in his ear at high volume, sub Kielty, sub Lugo, walk, lay down a bunt, hit and run, get a run across the f*cking plate.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • good one lockland

    Ric August 30, 2007, 3:02 pm
  • I’ve got this crazy idea for the Sox this inning: Get some freakin’ hits!

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 3:02 pm
  • How many SB’s does Youk have this year?

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • Well, there goes that. With two strikes too.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • too bad that’s an error.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • Even the gold glove of Giambi couldn’t save that one.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • Whoops. Turned away for a sec and saw Youk at first. Apparently Jeter threw the ball away. So it’s still intact.
    Now let’s hope Lowell hits into a DP..

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • Jete’s error could prove costly…

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • i blame giambi. if only to preserve some semblance of normalcy.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • Yanks just not doing a great job of cashing in on their opportunities over the last couple of days.
    Seems strange for the YFs to be complaining, what with the wins and all. The Sox have just been awful with runners on base this series.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • Steal a f*cking base.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • Now they have a leadoff one they can squander.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • i would hate mike lowell if i didn’t like him so much.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • darn.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • Lowell finally breaks it up. Now dangerously there are no outs with two men on.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • Hit! Two on, no out. Next stop: Removing the shutout.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • And so it goes. And now there’s trouble.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • about time. Jiminy Christmas.

    ponch August 30, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • he of the single glorious nut!

    Ric August 30, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • uh-oh.
    JDizzle up. GIDP.
    I’m calling it.
    And afterwards, he’ll be on my shit list forever because I’m tired of standing up for the guy.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • ESPN Highlight reel, boys and girls!

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • how many triple plays has drew hit into this season?

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • that swing by drew should count as 2 strikes

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • Don’t worry, JD will hit in to the triple play.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:07 pm
  • HAHAHAHA! Lockland nailed it.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • bad umpiring here. Youk clearly running on the grass.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • youk should be out, but the umpires were napping, or watching arod flash the leather

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • but wait! They’re conferencing! Francona soon to be thrown out!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • wha’ happened? gameday isn’t helping out.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • Don’t worry, they will turn it over.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • they’re gathering.
    He’s out for sure.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • Lock – 4-Unassisted?

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Yeah, he’s gone.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Yes!!!!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Can’t see what’s happening from my computer!! What’s going on!!!???

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Ok, what’s going on?

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Francona will be thrown out in 10,9,8…

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • F-you YOOOUK. I hate that clown.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • cheaters never prosper

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • wow.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • Good call by the umps. Sterling was inscenced. Youk now whining, as per usual.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • Youk needs to shut yup and not get thrown out of this game.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • Err, hmm. I’ll have that debate on whether Wang is lucky, err, overall. For today though, I’ll say, yes, he’s a little bit lucky.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • DP!

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • “cheaters never prosper”
    arods bank account begs to differ

    Ric August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • Can somebody please explain what happened on that DP?

    Mark (YF) August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • Youk tried to avoid A-Rod’s tag going to third by running out of the baseline. Originally he was called safe, but the call was just overturned

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • it would take a lot to make me dislike kevin youkilis.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • Someone better grab Tito’s nitroglycerin pills. He’s pissed.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 3:12 pm
  • And, Drew is on the list. With Hinske.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 3:12 pm
  • JD Drew is the worst excuse for a $15m f*ck @ss I’ve ever seen.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:12 pm
  • Timed perfectly

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:12 pm
  • Thanks, Nick.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:12 pm
  • Who is this radio guy for NY? He’s acting like Youk beat his daughter up?

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:13 pm
  • He didn’t just run out of the baseline, as Sterling continues to say, he ran on the GRASS!

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 3:13 pm
  • Youk’s on the team with me. I can’t hate him. We’re chosen together!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:13 pm
  • well.. somebody was right… that will definitely end up on the ESPN highlight reel.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:13 pm
  • So Wang gets out of an eventful 7th with 101 pitches. We might see the Joba/Rivera ending soon enough.
    Let’s get some runs guys.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • Wouldn’t be an InstaClassic without a bit of controversy.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • STRUCK TEK OUT!

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • Yeah, he ran on the grass, he didn’t sell grass to infants.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • It might be Viz to Joba.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • gameday is completely befuddled by that play.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • And Tek makes it a nice easy inning.
    I’m going to stop defending J.D. Drew. I just can’t anymore…

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • InstaStinker would be more like it….

    Ric August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • I’m going Joba to Joba. 2 innings. Worry about Tampa in Tampa.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • Nick – ya, they did say Mo was available. But we’ll see. I’m not sure how I feel either way.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • Only an InstaClassic if the Sox actually play the game, YF.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • YF – actually, I probably like that idea best.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • What a homer call against Youk. He was by A-Rod, as Remy explained, by the time he got to the grass. I can’t believe the umps can actually eject Tito for their own mistake.

    Josh-SF August 30, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • “Yeah, he ran on the grass, he didn’t sell grass to infants.”
    Yea, Only the Red Sox Management does that………
    “For only 200 Dollars a Piece of Fenway Park Can Be Yours”

    Westboro - YF August 30, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • Well, that call was pretty clear since Youk was onto the infield grass avoiding the tag. It’s lucky that ARod got the throw over to first in time; really nice play by ARod there.
    I don’t follow Francona’s thought about getting tossed for arguing, unless his position that if the 3B ump didn’t see the play, how could any of the others…

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • Sterling makes Rizzuto look like a Sox fan. Worst announcer working.

    ponch August 30, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • Tito rung, huh. Okay.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • How deplorably predictable to come back to this. God, I hate baseball. Fuck everything.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 3:18 pm
  • i ran into sterling coming out of a hotel on newbury street once. the man must swim in aftershave. unbearable.
    he was signing stuff for kids and telling them, “go ask your parents who i am…”
    i detest that man.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • I must admit though, hard hits (or non-hits) or not, Schilling’s pitching not a bad game. Certainly good enough to win on most nights..

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • “…as Remy explained…”
    homer call josh?…did you mean the umpires who are employed by mlb, or remy, who’s been employed by the sox his entire adult life?…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:20 pm
  • Giambi out.
    Let’s not fail to give Schill credit here. Into the 7th here, still low pc, and only 2 solo dingers to robi. Damn impressive outing.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:22 pm
  • Remy being brutally honest, admitting that his view is a homer view. Admirable.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:22 pm
  • remy played briefly for the angels.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:22 pm
  • Sorry, dc, that I don’t have the calm and objective vocal stylings of Sterling explaining what I should think instead. My apologies.

    Josh-SF August 30, 2007, 3:24 pm
  • good point yf, despite being down 2 and some of the outs being hit hard, he’s kept his team in the game…who’s going to be the first to call him “gritty” so we can have the “what the hell is ‘gritty’ debate?”…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:24 pm
  • schilling has only walked one guy? wow.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:24 pm
  • thru 7 for Schill. I assume he comes back out for the 8th (with oki warming, perhaps, just in case)?

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:25 pm
  • [ahem]
    this has been a gritty performance by schilling today.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:25 pm
  • joba time!

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • Not me, I think he’s been damn lucky:)

    Brad August 30, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • Joba???

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • After another quick Yankee inning, Joba is now out in the 8th. Joooooba!

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • i don’t like sterling either josh, but it’s inherent with all home team announcers, employed by the home team, that they have some level of bias and lack of objectivity, including the much-revered remy…true, some are more obnoxious than others, with sterling probably in first place…i was poking at remy, not you…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:27 pm
  • YES! Not crazy about the departure of JG, though, although we do have a bat on the bench in Betamit.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:27 pm
  • dude is more pampered than Leona Helmsley’s dog.

    ponch August 30, 2007, 3:28 pm
  • Superman has to come back to mortal levels at sometime; I just hope it’s not now.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 3:29 pm
  • Leona’s dog can’t hit 100 on a radar gun.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:29 pm
  • Absolutely no offense taken – all I’m saying is that Remy was actually reading from the rule book. Sure, homers are homers – Tommy Heinsohn’s far worse than even Sterling – but he actually seemed to make a decent argument and I thought I’d reference my source. I mean, Youk _was_ past A-Rod before he reached the grass. Also: I hate A-Rod. That helps.

    Josh-SF August 30, 2007, 3:30 pm
  • I guess we’re not pinch hitting anymore.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:31 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia is “gritty”.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 3:31 pm
  • big at bat. If Crisp gets on…

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • Pedroia doubles to the wall. Crisp is up.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • good one brad…
    meantime, the yes announcers were just talking about usa today getting ready to publish a feature about joba…no kidding…sheesh, talk about the kiss of death…they didn’t say what the focus would be though, although it probably has to do with him being “america’s favorite reliever”…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • joba being joba.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • The Gnat doubles to right. Nice hit.. tough ball to get.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • Spark of hope to be immediately followed by crushing strikeout.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • Oops?

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • I’ve seen that dog hit 96, but he has a great sinker too.

    ponch August 30, 2007, 3:32 pm
  • joba was being nice. he’s a nice guy.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:33 pm
  • Well, no k’s but that’ll do.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • i think that we can all agree that it is one “lucky” dog.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • Well, if he doesn’t come out to pitch the 9th, Joba ended his strikeout streak.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • Christ.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • End of that. But no Ks. The good news: Papi leads off the 9th.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • sorry josh, didn’t realize remy consulted the rule book…it’s a matter of perception whether or not youk was actually by arod…didn’t really look like it, but camera angles can be deceiving…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • Ah there we are. That was familiar. I love the taste of despair in the afternoon.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • I heart Joba

    Westboro - YF August 30, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • does he come out for the 9th?
    is rivera warming?

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:36 pm
  • PS Despair tastes sort of metallic, copper-ish.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 3:36 pm
  • Top of the order for the home team here. Chance for some tack on insurance.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:36 pm
  • not my favorite hideki.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • left field sun must be brutal…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:38 pm
  • 4 for 4

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • Jeter now leap-frogging to 4,000. 4-4. The Watch is on.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • yes, rivera is warming

    Westboro - YF August 30, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • the captain…if he keeps this up, he’ll get his “c” :)

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • thanks, westboro. oh boy.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:41 pm
  • josh – I can see how if he was past ARod that would make a difference..point taken. I couldn’t tell that he was. Funny thing was Youk started so deep off on the path at second to cut the corner at third on a hit out of the infield that it looked like he was a wide-out running a curl.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 3:41 pm
  • Niiiiiice. Good insurance run. Off the Great Okijima to boot.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • Making up for that e, for sure. 4-4. Way to go Cap!

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • Right. That’s good. The hoping was unhealthy anyway.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • is it true that rivera just sat down, and farnsworth just got up to warm?…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:46 pm
  • whoa. bobby bag o’ donuts…
    now if they can only push across 5 or 8 more runs this inning, i can start to relax a bit…

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:46 pm
  • When did the 4,000 meme get started?
    I was chatting with a friend about yesterday’s play involving Marlon, and now Abreu doubles in a run. Nice. Insurance is insurance!

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:46 pm
  • time for you know who to pad his stats a bit.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • They want no part of ARod. Makes sense. Here’s Matsui.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • oops. guess not.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • Looks like Melky and Wilson having a minor tiff on the bench.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • “It’s not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand. ”
    – John Cleese, Clockwise

    Lurker August 30, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • Alex ibb’ed? Reasonable. But Matsui’s no slouch.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • Anon was me.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • >Melky and Wilson having a minor tiff on the bench.
    ???????

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:49 pm
  • This sucks, I was hoping to at least go 1-2 in this series and go home with a 7 game lead. Not looking good.
    Hopefully the Orioles will still be in holding-ankles mode by the time we get there.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 30, 2007, 3:49 pm
  • a playful one. I think Melky was invading his private space and Wilson was annoyed. Nothing major. Melky was laughing as Betemit walked away angrily.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • I hate not being able to watch on TV. I can’t tell if some of these strike/ball calls are BS or if its just Gameday chicanery.

    Mark (YF) August 30, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • 4000
    i actually first heard espn talking about it along with a bunch of other records and career milestones…that was months ago…they did a very wishful extrapolation of jeter’s career stats and figured if he gets something like 329 hits per year for the next 62 years or so he will catch pete rose…

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:51 pm
  • great hustle by A-Rod! 5-0

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:51 pm
  • Fellow Sox fans: Just like last season, the end of the Sox’ season starts with a sweep by the Yankees. Anemic offense, no Manny for the foreseeable future, no one stepping up. Even Tampa and Baltimore have SOME pitching. This could really be it for the Sox.

    MrBlackthorne August 30, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • Haha! That’s a good one, dc. I’m glad I haven’t completely lost the ability to find things funny.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • Ouch. If I’m a betting man that throwing E by Tek was the Coup de Grace for this series.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • Oh phooey, MrBlackthorne. I’m in despair about this series, not about the season (yet).

    Devine August 30, 2007, 3:52 pm
  • and the wheels come off…
    why does girardi keep calling lowell “mikey”?

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:53 pm
  • GameDay always slow when something interesting happens! Confound it!

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:53 pm
  • Jesus, Edwar is skinny.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 3:54 pm
  • dc: maybe from their brief time together when Lowell was a rookie with the Yanks in 98?

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 3:54 pm
  • MrBlackthorne… Run along now.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • posada runs like a catcher

    dc August 30, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • Wow. 2 run error for Tek. At 5-0, Joba saved of a second inning, and Mo can be held back in case of disaster. Those runs a big help.

    YF August 30, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Matsui comes through as Yanks now have a 5-0 lead.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Did Girardi and Lowell play together during Lowell’s brief time with the Yanks?

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • I can’t hit in the clutch, run the bases well, or, apparently, throw to third base. But I have a “C” on my chest. That’s all that matters.
    (sorry, couldn’t resist)

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • wow.
    f*@# the heck just happened?
    double steal and they BOTH scored?

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Paul: yes

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • And Boston will score 4 in the top of the 9th.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • I think you were saying the same thing last month, Mr. Blackthorne. Right before the Yankees doubled their deficit in the AL East.
    I can take the sweep. How many games left against Tampa and Baltimore? 15?

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • wow, IH-YF. that one hurt *me*.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • I’m a big Sox fan and I have the radio on in my office, but my boss is an even bigger fan and has the TV on in his office across the hall. I heard a lot of obscenities from there when those two runs came in.
    As frustrated as I am about this game and series, I’m kinda distracted by the fact that I haven’t wanted to leave work ASAP more than this moment.

    Scott SF August 30, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • YFIB: Two-run error by Tek.. ball rolled way out. Of course, if Manny were playing, he would have backed that junk up so I’m blaming Hinske. snick.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • Double steal? Looks like someone showed up to caoch today.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • Yeah, IH. That game-tying home run on Tuesday. Totally unclutch. If you’re gonna pick on a guy, at least try to make it be for something he hasn’t done in the last 72 hours.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • I’m out. Getting grumpy.

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 3:59 pm
  • manny’s got a gun, ag. i don’t know about hinske. (i do know that he is my new favorite red sox.)

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • Aww, come on… You guys were thinking it, too. ;)
    Seriously, I think the Sox could be in some trouble without Manny or a real #5 in the lineup. The AL East could be a race after all. Three days ago I thought it would be a laugher. But without Manny, things get real interesting.

    MrBlackthorne August 30, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • IH, even if we don’t come back here, you’re still 5 games out buddy.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • Paul – but they lost that game. So that couldn’t possibly count. He was just padding his stats.
    ;) No flame here, just being stupid.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • Scott: no worries. It’s Baltimore tomorrow for the Boston; the Sox OWN them this year and they have lost eight in a row.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • if we’re still doing the Joba rules, this is a puzzling decision by Torre to make Joba go two.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 4:01 pm
  • Joba still in there? Wha?
    Papi a fly out.
    Not crazy about this 1 bit.

    YF August 30, 2007, 4:02 pm
  • the rules are gone.
    see the ny post.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:02 pm
  • oops

    dc August 30, 2007, 4:02 pm
  • Wow.. Joba goes over Youk’s head on a ball that obviously (?) got away from him.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:02 pm
  • Joba comes out to get that K.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • I guess Torre’s thinking he won’t need Joba against the D-Rays the first two games.

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • throw him out of the game! WTF!!!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • Now he hits him on a 3-1 and gets tossed. That is totally wierd.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • HAHA, thrown out of the game.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • can they change this absurd ruling?

    dc August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • That’s some crazy shit right there. I guess Joba likes Youk about as much as I do.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Two in a row, huh? That’s what Gameday is telling me.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Don’t fret too hard. I’m not sure which YF it was that promised NY would lose three in a row to TB.

    MAG August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Torre Sent him in there to Hit Youk! LOL
    He needs better aim.

    Westboro - YF August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Joba is thrown out. WTF. A bit over-sensitive?

    Lar August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Wait.. didn’t hit him… just over his head again.. Still totally wierd.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Maybe Joba’s a sociopath?

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Tossed? Kidding, right?

    YF August 30, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • Posada was set up low middle on the first pitch, low away on the second. Threw a foot over Youk’s head on each. Bizarre.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • I don’t think he even hit him, this is odd.
    Two pitches in a row being thrown at the head of a guy that just got angry and argued a call being turned over.
    Maybe Clemens is rubbing off on Joba too much.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • Ahhh, my anti-Tekness has brought out the nasties in rsn. Serves me right for piling on in the waning moments of a sweep. I just don’t like “C”-boy and, as blogged baout earlirer in the week (with some SFs agreeing with me) prefer seeing him to most Sox at the plate in key situations – not withstanding one recent great hr for you guys.
    And Lockland, thanks “buddy”. Kisses to you too.

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • YF: Nope, no kidding. Tossed.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • it was the mariners mag, and it was me…
    looks like the ump wants to make sure that he’s featured in the espn highlight reel…wow, not even a warning, although i understand it’s not necessary…if he was really trying to hit him, wouldn’t he have aimed a little lower?…

    dc August 30, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • The heck was that? Ump got money on the Sox?

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • um… was he ejected for being super-humanly awesome?
    it was only a matter of time.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • Weird. Maybe the ump didn’t want Torre violating the Joba Rules.

    Mark (YF) August 30, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • There is _NO_ _WAY_ Chamberlain was called upon to throw at Youk. He just lost control. Now we get to see skinny.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • In a way, this is what I wanted to happen in the first place.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • JC Romero’s ERA is 2.45 (now with the Phillies).

    Devine August 30, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • Edwar and Joba; the Yankees Laurel and Hardy.

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • BY, good one!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • I mean, ya, if there was a warning, I would understand.. but..

    Lar August 30, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • Joba is the first pitcher since 1887 to have a 0.00 ERA over 9 appearances and then get thrown out for no good reason.

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • “Scott: no worries. It’s Baltimore tomorrow for the Boston; the Sox OWN them this year and they have lost eight in a row.”
    Definitely AG, I know that, but my boss might be viewing it quite differently. I’m just grateful that I don’t have to deliver any other bad news to him. It’s not a good time to be in his way at the moment. ;)

    Scott SF August 30, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • ih, you answered your own question, the “c” stands for “can’t____”

    dc August 30, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • He really shouldn’t try to hit the Jew. Like we haven’t taken enough shit. As a Native American, he should understand that. WE ARE ALL THE BROTHERS!!!!!!! Also, no need to give the Sox free runners.

    YF August 30, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • “the Yankees Laurel and Hardy”
    between that and the “bff duo”, there have been some great tandem nicknames tossed around here today.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • BY: hahaha.. :)
    I was about to say earlier that joba throws to batters like they swiped his lunch.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • Scott: your boss should give you a TV as well; then he’ll have one to watch when he smashes his.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • thanks, yf… now i feel almost comfortable enough to make a “scalping” joke.
    (i am part native american myself, so i forgive me.)

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • Urkel gets the K

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • Lowell completely fooled on that K.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • Okay. 1 more. let’s wrap this thing up.

    YF August 30, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • It would be quite appropriate for Drew to make the final out.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • urkel!
    genius.
    pure genius.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • Quick, Drew, hit a 6-run homer!

    Devine August 30, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • JD Drew seems like the perfect candidate to end this series.

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • AP makes the catch over the 1b tarp to end the game.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:13 pm
  • SWEEP!!

    bloodyank78 August 30, 2007, 4:13 pm
  • Sweep!

    Nick -YF August 30, 2007, 4:13 pm
  • Game over. 5 back.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 4:13 pm
  • Enjoy, YFs.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 4:13 pm
  • JD Drew is going to strike out, the bat is going to slip out of his hand and kill two players in the Red Sox dugout.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • well i’ll be dipped.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • BROOMTIME!

    YF August 30, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • By the way, is Manny actually on the DL or just off for a few days?

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • Congrats YFs, well played series. Enjoy it.

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • i think manny’s being looked at first, am i wrong?

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • It is really too bad that the Yankees can’t play the worst teams in the majors as well as they played the best team the last few days.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • Well, the only thing that surprised me about this series is that JD Drew made the last out. He’s usually so clutch! ;)
    Ah, well, here’s hoping we can beat on some bad teams for a bit. :-P
    Sorry for the doomngloom. I inherited the Sox; it’s in my blood.

    MrBlackthorne August 30, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • the strange thing is that i can’t remember the yankees haven’t won 3 consecutive close games all season.
    this was truly a major accomplishment.
    schilling pitched his tail off.
    big wins.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • The Red Sox really mailed this weekend in.

    Brad August 30, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • This really lucky pitcher is really lucky to win 35 games the last two years.

    Anonymous August 30, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • We’re you in a coma in 2004?

    LocklandSF August 30, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • That was a well-pitched series all around, no (Kyle Farnsworth notwithstanding). Even Timlin, who I usually am eager to see come in, seemed stronger yesterday than I remember him.
    Love pitching/defensive duels much more than slugfests.

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 4:17 pm
  • The last one was me, though not the previous one before that.

    Lar August 30, 2007, 4:17 pm
  • I mean, the last three game. I’m not used to it being a day game between these two..

    Brad August 30, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • “Scott: your boss should give you a TV as well; then he’ll have one to watch when he smashes his.”
    I’m not sure if it’s a wise idea to have the boss walk in at the height of his anger. I guess I could always preemptively turn off the TV, unplug it, and stick it outside the door when I see the Sox make a big blunder like that.
    Funny thing is, our president is a YF, so there has been some unbelievable tension in this building in the last few days. Luckily, he’s in one of our other locations today and Friday, which is just enough time to let things cool off and prevent a nuclear war.

    Scott SF August 30, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Well crap.
    Here’s to the rest of the season, hopefully the Sox find their bats and hit some gappers.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 30, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • i was the other masked commentor.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • anon: you’re right, the Yankees had a horrible record in one-run games for much of the year (not that this was a 1-run); they are still 12-17 in that stat.

    attackgerbil August 30, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • Hehe, no, but I was at the last game that the Sox clinched the AL East. Since I was a strapping young lad then, and I’m not so strapping or a lad anymore, it’s been a while. Would really like to see that while I’m still alive. :)

    MrBlackthorne August 30, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • “JD Drew is going to strike out, the bat is going to slip out of his hand and kill two players in the Red Sox dugout.”
    Hilarious!

    Westboro - YF August 30, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • I feel ya, MrBlackthorne. In my worst moments, I too think this is the beginning of a spiral, but I’m trying to maintain calm and allow for the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the Sox can play at least 4 games worse (and hopefully a couple better) than the Yankees over the next 28 games.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • No matter how well the Yankees pitched, and they did pitch very well, the no-hitters through 5/6 the last two nights and Manny’s bench-time seem at least a bit causally linked to me. It’s amazing how much less intimidating that line-up is without him, notwithstanding Lowell’s career year. He can’t do anything else at all on a baseball field, but he is a ridiculous hitting machine.

    IronHorse (yf) August 30, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • lowell is a solid 3B, IH-YF. from what i’ve seen anyway.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • New thread for the postmortem, above, fwiw.

    YF August 30, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • devine, i wrote the yankees off completely a week or so ago when they wrapped up in anaheim.
    don’t give up.

    Yankee Fan In Boston August 30, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • I just hope the Sox can take at least one against the Yankees at Fenway… That was my hope for this series, apparently asking a bit too much. Ah, well. Maybe the Yanks will cool off. Maybe Manny can have an oblique transplant or something. Maybe JD Drew’s amnesia goes away and he remembers he’s a baseball player. Anything can happen.

    MrBlackthorne August 30, 2007, 4:28 pm
  • [off topic]
    Holy crap, the Mets just rallied for four in the 8th. Maybe this week won’t be a complete washout at FenSheaParkway.
    [/off topic]

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • Actually FenShea, that is totally on topic with me. At least something good comes out of today. :) Thanks for the update.

    MrBlackthorne August 30, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • I live to serve!

    FenSheaParkway August 30, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • Well, that’s very nice of you, YFiB. Thank you.
    I take this sh*t pretty hard sometimes.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 4:40 pm
  • Philly rallies in the 8th and 9th against Wagner, sweeps Mets. Jeez.

    Devine August 30, 2007, 5:17 pm
  • Jesus. Sweeps all around.

    AndrewYF August 30, 2007, 5:55 pm
  • “i can’t remember the yankees haven’t won 3 consecutive close games all season.”
    We haven’t had a lights out set up man all season. Joba helps out immensely in this area…

    Andrews August 30, 2007, 6:03 pm
  • Didn’t the Yankees win seven straight at one point?

    Paul SF August 30, 2007, 8:07 pm

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