Over? Did You Say “Over”? Game #1 – Red Sox Vs. Yankees

In the words John Belushi, "Nothing is over until we decide it is!  Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!  And it ain’t over now.  ‘Cause when the goin’ gets tough…the tough get goin’!  Who’s with me?  Let’s go!" 

If you are a Yankee fan you hope Mr. Belushi is correct, if you are a Sox fan you can just sit back and enjoy the glory that is 1st place.  Buckle your seat belts, this is going to be an interesting three days.  Here’s your gamer, enjoy!

In a season full of "Must Win" and "Turning Point" games, Game #1 of this three game series is truly both.  If the Yankees are going to make a push for the Wild Card, the winning must start now.  In order to do so they need to get solid starting pitching.  Andy Pettitte will try and get the ball rolling tonight against the Sox and Daisuke Matsuzaka.  The Yankees have had some success against Daisuke (10 ER, 13 Hits in 13 innings) unfortunately the result has been the same both times, a Yankee loss.  Tonight we will see if that changes.       

In other Yankees news, Sean Henn has been sent back down to AAA Scranton and Chris Britton was called up to replace him.  Britton hopes to bolster a struggling Yankee bullpen. 

The lineup for the Sox:

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Julio Lugo, SS
            
The lineup for the Yankees:

1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Andy Phillips, 1B
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

635 comments… add one

  • John Belushi died in a hazy puddle of coke, speed, alcohol. May the Yankees follow (metaphorical) suit.
    Go Sox!!!!

    SF August 28, 2007, 6:07 pm
  • But at least he died happy (presumably)!
    I’m stuck at work tonight with only Gamecast and you guys to keep me company. I request good play-by-play commentary!

    yankeemonkey August 28, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • And, obviously, Go Yanks!!!

    yankeemonkey August 28, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • Is this an ESPn ESPN2, or FOX game or none of the above?

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • None of the above, Dio. It’s on YES/NESN.

    yankeemonkey August 28, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • Still a half-hour plus to fireworks. This is as low-stress a Yankees series (that actually matters) as I can remember, and still my palms are sweating (this happens fairly consistently with baseball and videogames) and I get that leaden feeling in my stomach every hour or two with increasing frequency as we approach gametime.
    This is a chance to put the Yankees away. Go Sox!

    Devine August 28, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • None that I know of Dionysus. Tomorrow night’s game is televised on either ESPN or ESPN2.

    rob August 28, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • The Yank fans I work with wouldn’t look me in the eyes today. After last night’s game I think they could not believe what had happened.

    rob August 28, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • According to the Globe, the Yankees have traded for Miguel Cabrera and he is playing in center field tonight.
    Here are the lineups (according to the Globe):
    Red Sox
    1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
    2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    3. David Ortiz, DH
    4. Manny Ramirez, LF
    5. Mike Lowell, 3B
    6. J.D. Drew, RF
    7. Jason Varitek, C
    8. Coco Crisp, CF
    9. Julio Lugo, SS
    –Daisuke Matsuzaka, P
    Yankees
    1. Johnny Damon, LF
    2. Derek Jeter, SS
    3. Bobby Abreu, RF
    4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
    5. Hideki Matsui, DH
    6. Jorge Posada, C
    7. Robinson Cano, 2B
    8. Andy Phillips, 1B
    9. Miguel Cabrera, CF
    –Andy Pettitte, P
    Oops?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 6:47 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera…sweeet!!! What a coup by Cashman, and done totally under wraps. Just…wow.

    yankeemonkey August 28, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • “put the Yankees away” for the division title, that is.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • Impressive work by Cashman, no doubt. And an amazing scoop by the the Globe.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:06 pm
  • Go time…

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • Pedroia lines the second pitch to right.

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • Man, Im tense.. I’ll keep an eye on the game but Metroid Prime 3 was jsut purchased today by me… and well…

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • I feel ya, Dionysus. Picking MP3 up tomorrow (I assume).

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • 2 lineouts, 7 pitches. Booooooooo.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Effective inning by Pettite.
    7 freaking pitches.

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Two hard hit balls, but nothing to show for it. They keep hitt’n ‘em like that, they’ll fall.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • We need the A game from Dice tonight.

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Damon singles.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • God I hate the Yankees announcers.
    Sure, the reason that Daisuke has lost six games by one run is because he works too slow.
    Also, Johnny Damon singled, so he’s back. Good investment by the Yankees there.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Good Catch Matty, It’s fixed. My apologies.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Grounder to pitcher, no play at 2nd. 1 down, man in scoring position.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Nice play by Daisuke there.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • If MK says Jeter’s knee is “Barking” one more time I am going to scream! He said it a hundred times since the day off…

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • I hate watching on Gameday…I think it’s more nerve-wracking than watching the actual game.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Agreed – ugh, My9. (Can one of you YFs enlighten me to the difference between My9 and YES? Seems to be the same announcing crew, or am I missing something?)
    I’m going to give an “ugh” to that quick top 1, too. I hadn’t even finished setting up my MLB.tv to play on the teevee and we were out. Fuck the heck.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • He thinks he is being clever, John. And as far as Kay goes, he actually was being clever. Just not very, generally speaking.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Abreu walks. Tough call on 2-2.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Oh now it’s on like Donkey Kong. A-Rod hit in the ribs.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Dice start Abreau out 0-2 and then walks him. Hopefully this is not going to be a sign of things to come tonight.

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Wow. A-Rod hit on the first pitch. Loaded.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • A-Rod plunked to load the bases. Sigh.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • 1st pitch to the ribs at that.
    Damn…

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • I feel like Daisuke is much better against an agressive hitter because he depends on the hitter to swing and miss on pitches out of the zone.
    Crap! A-Rod gets hit on the first pitch… this is a good way to lose the game quickly.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • FC RBI Matsui. 1-0.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • Nice save of Lugo’s errant throw by Youk. Equally nice attempt of A-Rod to elbow Lugo in the cup.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Matsiu with the FC scoring a run.
    Down 1-0.
    Was there a shot at a DP?

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Matsui might have 100 RBIs this season, says some YES man. That would actually be notable if he didn’t have 100 RBIs. I should have that many hitting in the middle of that lineup.
    Crap. 1-0, Yankees, and as usual when someone scores off Daisuke its almost entirely Daisuke’s doing.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • No Rob the ball was hit to slow.
    Hip Hip Jorge….Double. 2-0 Good Guys.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Posada with a double…great.

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • A-Rod went in hard, spikes up, arms up. Not dirty, just aggressive.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • I am not watching this on Gameday anymore. I’ll wait till I leave work and get home.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Crap. If PPeettittee is on his game this could be it right here. Hopefully Matsuzaka can get Cano right here and limit the damage…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • I’m nauseous….

    rootbeerfloat August 28, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Robbie shot to warning track, nice catch my Coco.
    2-0 Good Guys. Daisuke 27 pitches.
    Manny’s up.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Where’s Atheose? GOD BLESS COCO!

    rootbeerfloat August 28, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Rob – not really, I don’t know why Lugo attempted it.
    Yanks put up a 2-spot, here’s hoping the Sox answer sooner rather than later.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • 8 games back… 8 games back… its only the first inning… its only the first inning… breath deeply…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Should be BY COCO…uggh.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Matty it’s top 2nd, LOL. But still 8 games.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Are YF and SF here?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Well I am headed to the freezer to get the prepackaged chicken for a sacrifice.

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • John – yeah, didn’t mean to make it sound like it was a dirty play by A-Rod. Sorry if it came off that way. It was aggressive though.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • On vacation, not watching baseball. Grilling truffled hamburgers, fresh corn, upstate NY. Sorry I can’t join the fun.

    SF August 28, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • Jeez Manny loves hitting AP.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • Andy loves the smell of that glove, doesn’t he?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • GOD BLESS COCO!
    Sorry John, just got back.

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • MANNYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • MANNYYYYYYY!!!
    (Okay, I lied. I’m still watching.)

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • MANNY!!!

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Are announcers contractually obligated to mention that Manny grew up in the Bronx every friggin time we play at Yankee Stadium? WE KNOW ALREADY.
    And in the time it took me to formulate that comment, Manny knocks one out to the short porch. 2-1, bad guys. :)

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Sorry, anon was me. Manny homers to right-field, continuing his Yankee ownage.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • No problem Jackie, I know. Look at it this way it was Lugo, A-Rod was kind of doing you guys a favor.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • That makes Manny 30-70 vrs. Pettite now…

    ToddSF August 28, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Jackie, I noticed the same thing…Shot to right over the short porch…that’s MK for you!

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • John – nice! I actually LOL-ed there.
    Truffled hamburgers sound friggin amazing right now. I think I’m going to be doing a nice pesto over penne with fresh basil and some cherry tomatoes.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • I think I just heard some guy in the front row say to Varitek “Hey Jason remember when you were good”? (Relax it’s a reference from earlier today)
    Is it me or does it sound like Singleton is talking like Kermit the Frog?

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • Truffled hamburgers??? Does SF top them with a slice of foie gras?

    Tom sf August 28, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • A grounder to second from Drew. What were the odds?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • Walks the Captain. Runner on 1st 2 outs, Coco is up.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Stadium has Pettitte hitting 94 mph. Gameday has him at 93.

    Woosta YF August 28, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • I’m pretty sure that the guns are crap. Pettitte doesn’t throw 94, or at least, he hasn’t in ten years.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • Coco Crisped, down swinging. Bottom 2nd 2-1 Good Guys.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • Coco Ks. Sadface.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • At least we picked up a run and made Pettitte throw some pitches. Now Daisuke has to settle down.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • He hit 93 (Gameday) once against Varitek. He’s sitting at 90-91.

    Woosta YF August 28, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Liner up the middle, nice solid play by Pedroia. 1 Out.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Weak fly ball to center field, caught by the “Greatest CF’r” Francona has ever scene.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • //Coco K’s. Sadface.//
    YOU SAY “sadface” TOO? I do that all the time!

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Wow…
    1-2-3 from Dice

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • 1-2-3. ‘kay.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • I proudly wear my new Dustin Pedroia jersey.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Ground ball to 2nd, Pedroia increases the degree of difficulty for some strange reason. 3 outs. Top 3rd, Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 1.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Cool! It’s a kind of weird habit… I’m not sure where I picked it up, but it seems better than using emoticons all the time.
    Can’t tell if Matsuzaka’s really settling down or just having better luck on the balls in play (two excellent plays by Pedroia just now). Either way, nice to have a quiet inning.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • RUN LUGO RUN!!!

    rob August 28, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Double in the gap, turned into a triple by Melky. No outs, runner on 3rd, top of the order.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Keep talking, Michael Kay, keep talking…
    Lugo triples.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Base hit gets past everyone in the outfield, Lugo motors to 3rd. Not sure I’ll call it a triple though…

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Walk in to a trip by Lugo. bah.

    YF August 28, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Double in the gap, turned into a triple by Melky.
    That’s exactly what I meant.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Lugo triple! Consider this a tie game. Daisuke has settled down, too.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Matty’s hero back to the pitcher. 1 out, Lugo still on 3rd, the “Greek God of Walks” up.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Yes! Pedroia down 1-3 on 3-0!

    YF August 28, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • Horrifying. Get him in, Youk!

    Devine August 28, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • Wow… that was terrible. Grounding out to the pitcher on a 3-0 count… yuck.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • Why the hell was Pedroia swinging on 3-0?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • go Youki

    mike August 28, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • He is my hero, John. I’m taller and bigger than him, he’s a major leaguer and I’m sitting on my couch eating day old pizza. He’s definitely my hero.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • He didn’t miss a sign, Francona gave him the red light and he grounded out. Boy I am close to putting the TV on mute.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • is pedroia a good lead off man?

    mike August 28, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • if they don’t score here i am gonna cry

    mike August 28, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • Don’t know why Pedroia was swinging 3-0, but he did. Francona probably gave him the ‘swing if you want’ sign. Which, honestly, I’m OK with. I don’t like the result, but Pedroia is a good enough hitter that I think most of the time that will work out.
    Come on. Youk!

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • Ugggh Should be GREEN LIGHT…
    Matty that’s good to know, I ate Tacos for dinner. I thought for a second there I was the only guy not eating truffles, or truffled hamburgers or something fancy like that.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • Youk making AP work big time.

    YF August 28, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • I think Pedroia is a good lead off guy. He makes contact and gets on base. Exactly what you want from a lead off guy. He might not have the speed of a Lugo or Crisp, but he is on base much more often.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • yeah Youki work it!

    mike August 28, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • youk with a solid AB. 11 pitches thus far by my count.

    sf rod August 28, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • close ‘em out w/ hi heat!

    YF August 28, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • I grilled up some burgers; it’s my good-luck charm whenever we play the Yankees. 3 straight days of Angus goodness AND the best rivalry in sports? It’s damn-near a holiday for me.
    Youk fouls off ball 4.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Nope, John. Its day old pizza for me. I am enjoying a fabulous Anchor Summer beer though.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • if they don’t score here i am gonna cry
    I won’t cry, but there will probably be some expletives going on.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Monster AB here. And MP3 rules

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Opposite way. After all that, he bounces one and faces Ortiz with men on the corners. Not so good.

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Please no DP. Please please please.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Almost got Youk to swing, ball 4. 1 out, runners on 1st and 3rd. Big Papi up.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • What a battle there between Pettite and Youk.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Youk works a 5000 pitch walk.
    Come on Papi! Base hit please, btu I’ll take a sac fly

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Youk walks. Finally.
    Heeere comes beeeg Papi…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Youk draws the walk after 11 pitches. GREAT at-bat, as long as it doesn’t end in a double-play here.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Ugh. There goes the lead. Long sac.

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Tie game, Lugo tags on the Papi Sac to left.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Papi with the sac-fly.
    All tied up.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Woot! Tie game! Manny.. how about another one?
    By the way.,. I think this is gonna be a logn night

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Man… Ortiz has crushed two shots and has no hits so far. I’ll take the run though. 2-2.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Papi drives in Ortiz with a sac-fly, great stuff. Did his job.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • Oh, thank you, Papi, for not wasting Lugo’s leadoff effing triple.

    Devine August 28, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • That helmet looks like a biohazard.

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • Man.. I forgot how much YFs hate our dirty helmets.
    Come on Manny, keep the innign alive for Mikey!

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • He is human, pheww. Manny K’s. Bottom 3rd all tied up.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • Manny ks. Not an awful inning for AP. Coulda been worse. 2 men on with Ortiz and Manny coming up, happy to get out of that w/ minimal damage.

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • YF – thats nothing. My (ex) man Trot had a helmet so nasty you couldn’t even tell what team he played for.
    Manny Ks. 2-2 going into the bottom of the third.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Not to be a negative nelly, but if Melky plays that ball better they don’t get a run there. Shucks.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • Jeter a fly out to right.

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • There is a squirrel on the top of the right field foul pole!

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • Fly ball to right by the Captain. One down. Abreu is up.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • Abreu squibber in front of home plate, nice play by Tek.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Why isn’t Kielty playing right field? Doesn’t he destroy left-handed pitchers?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • uh oh… gyroball mention. shots all around.

    sf rod August 28, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • 2 down. Abreu out on a swinging bunt.
    There is no gyro-ball! Can someone tell the Yesmen?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • Kielty isn’t in because Drew has a lifetime .850 batting average with 7,000 homers off of Pettitte.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • MattyMatty,
    The squirrel on the foul pole is hilarious. I want to see someone hit a homer off of it just to see the squirrel fly up in the air.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • The squirrel gets the biggest hadn of the night

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Brilliant performance by the squirrel.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Walks A-Rod again, this time the less painful way.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Standing O for the squirrel in right field. Kinda makes Barry Bonds accomplishments seem insignificant, huh?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • IronHorse, I thought you were a bleacher creature tonight?

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Man I hope they show the squirrel on Baseball Tonight later

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • The squirrel did it all without any performance enhancing nuts, though.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • HAHAHAHA the squirrel started climbing down the foul pole, and the fans gave it a standing ovation. Hilarious stuff.
    A-Rod draws a 2-out walk. I’m glad we’re not pitching to him.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Stolen base, number 19 on the year for Alex. Runner on 2nd 2 outs.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Dionysus – I guarantee they show the squirrel Baseball Tonight. Stolen base for Rodriguez.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Name another sluggger who can do that

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • A good throw gets him, but Varitek doesn’t make a good throw.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • Aaaand A-Rod steals 2nd. Crap.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • ARod steals 2nd, despite a good and accurate throw. He got a really good jump.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • I’m just waiting for the day an announcer conflates “Alex Rodriguez is a complete player” with “Alex Rodriguez is a five-tool player” and just says “Alex Rodriguez is a complete tool.”
    Meanwhile, Dice gets out of trouble. Still 2-2.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Would seem that Dice has settled down. Really did not look like he tried to pitch ARod at all.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Pop up to Tek, inning over. Tied after 3. Top 4 2-2.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Matsui pops out to Varitek. 2-2 after 3.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • sooth drew here. i might be the only one on this train.

    sf rod August 28, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Matsui pops. Walk and steal harmless, except for PC.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Witht he except of Ks, Daisuke and Andy have the exact same line so far.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • Truffled burgers rock. Particularly with local pasture-fed beef. The key, as I have found in my new days with a grill: hardwood charcoal. Also, a local farm down the street sells homemade barbecue sauce and pickles (that they leave out front under a tent, put your money in a box and take what you like) which are indescribably good. Dinner was yummy. Now comes the wife-made apple pie. Heavenly.
    Glad to see the tie score. Come on, Sox!

    SF August 28, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Shot down the 3rd base line, single for Lowell.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • And gameday is stuck on the 2nd pitch of Mikes AB

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Once again an announcer mentions how we got Lowell for free as a throw-in with Beckett. Do we have to hear this on EVERY road game?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:18 pm
  • Lowell gets a single with a sharp-hit ball past ARod. Lowell is now 11 for 21 in the last week. Amazing.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • Because its insane, Atheose. Really it was a huge coup.. only not a coup caus Theo didnt try it.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • SF I just had to Google Truffled Burgers…so it’s ground up truffles put into the meat? God I feel so white trash right now…

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • After sucking in the first, the Red Sox seem to have remembered how to work the count. Nice.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • i suck. sooth hand slap.

    sf rod August 28, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Nice strikeout on the low and away pitch Drew. Never would have seen that coming.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • Drew Ks.. can we PH Keilty for him yet?
    Is Keilty to Drew as Cora was to Pedroia?

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • Drew K’s, typical. Still not sure why Kielty isn’t in, especially since Drew is hitting .223 against lefties.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • >>SF I just had to Google Truffled Burgers…so it’s ground up truffles put into the meat? God I feel so white trash right now
    John I am in NC, we are talking about Hushpuppies and pulled pork. Nobody here has ever heard of a truffle burger.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Easy pop up to Andy Phillips by Varitek, 2 outs.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Two pickoff attempts? They think Lowell is running? WTF?

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • Dammit Tek, you jerk

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • Now you are talking Rob, nothing better then a pulled pork sandwich! Best one I ever had was at Boogs in Camden Yards, put a little horseradish on it…Money!!!

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • SF I just had to Google Truffled Burgers…so it’s ground up truffles put into the meat? God I feel so white trash right now…
    No, not with our wallets. Truffle oil. Very declasse if you ask hardcore gastronomes. But it works for me.
    1.5- 2lbs grass fed burger + truffle oil + one egg + salt/pepper + small amount of bread crumbs topped with cheddar cooked on extremely hot hardwood charcoal. You’ll never make another burger. Absolutely no condiments necessary and no bun either.

    SF August 28, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • John I am in NC, we are talking about Hushpuppies and pulled pork. Nobody here has ever heard of a truffle burger.
    Meanwhile, I’m in Berkeley CA, where hamburgers are typically frowned upon… but the inclusion of truffles make them more acceptable.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • God I love Camden Yards. Why does such a beautiful park get stuck with such a crappy franchise?

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Pettitte at 71 pitches

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • I think Damon’s back.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Sounds pretty darn good SF!
    Fly ball to the gap, JD makes a nice play. 3 Outs. Bottom 4th, still tied.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • jackie, lived in CA for awhile. Learned all about health food there.
    Especially In-N-Out Burger.
    I still drool to this day thinking about it.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Have to sign off for a few, be back in an inning or two. Go Yanks!

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 8:28 pm
  • Nice 1st pitch pop up for Posada.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:28 pm
  • 71 pitches for Pettitte through four. 51 pitches for Matsuzaka through 3.1.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • //Meanwhile, I’m in Berkeley CA, where hamburgers are typically frowned upon//
    People that frown upon hamburgers should be exiled. To France.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Rob – you caught me, I’m being a little hyperbolic here… I actually live right next door to a burger shack. :) We don’t have any In’N’Outs in the city, the closest one is in Oakland (right next to the Coliseum) but… yum. Animal style = love.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Nice play by Lowell. Barely gets Cano.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Squirrel called it.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Heart attack count: 1

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Andy Phillips was taking aim at the squirrel there. Fortunately he missed.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • I couldn’t live next to a burger shack. Probably be the end of me. Can’t really think of anything more sad than getting caught on a security camera shoving a burger down my throat.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Please don’t walk Andy Phillips.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Gah my gameday is sucking HORRIBLY. Andy Phillips strikes out looking. Phillips almost hit a homer?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Thank you. Strike three. Is that Daisuke’s first strikeout?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Atheose – Phillips hit a ball into the stands that went about 15 feet to the right of the right field foul pole (the one with the squirrel on top). It was close, but not that close.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • DAMMIT LUGO! NEVER SWING AT THE FIRST PITCH1

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Why swing at the first pitch Lugo? Aren’t you paying attention to the pitch count?

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Sheesh… another crushed pitch from Pettitte, another out.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • DIdn’t mean gameday, meant mlb.tv. My gameday is fine.
    Lugo crushes the first pitch to Damon, who someone manages to catch it despite his best efforts to mess it up.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Sorry Trisk, just back on – I’m creaturing for Beckett-Clemens tomorrow night. At home with sleeping daughter and remote-control-envying wife.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Yes it was MM

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Guys, if you can hit the ball that far and that well you should swing at the first pitch. The goal is to score runs, not run up the pitch count. Running up the pitch count can help, but thats not the objective.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • Pedroia singles to left.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • Pedroia on – glad that the only pitcher we have who can hold guys on base is on the mound.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • I couldn’t live next to a burger shack. Probably be the end of me.
    That’s what I thought would happen, but as it turns out it’s not that bad (despite the heavenly aroma constantly bathing my backyard…) If I can get one anytime I want, I don’t have to go out of my way to get one. But with this convo I think I may abandon my plans for pesto and just head next door at the next inning break.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • DP! Single for my hero Pedroia.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Guys, don’t get mad at Lugo! Lugo crushed that ball, was only a yard or two from a homerun. Pedroia singles, which means (barring a DP) Ortiz won’t have to lead-off next inning.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • “Guys, if you can hit the ball that far and that well you should swing at the first pitch. The goal is to score runs, not run up the pitch count. Running up the pitch count can help, but thats not the objective.”
    well said, Matty

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • MM…the Yanks BP took a beating in the Detroit series. If we can get to it early tonight it could benefit us for the whole series.
    A long fly out on the 1st pitch is not effective. Perhaps he just missed it. Papi hit three homers off the ChiSox this weekend on first pitches.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Ortiz will be plunked this game?

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Re: first pitch swinging, isn’t that something that helped spark our run scoring in Chicago? I can’t be 100% sure, but I feel like I heard that the scouting report on the RS was that we never swing at the first pitch, so go ahead and throw a meatball… so now that opposing pitchers are throwing 1st pitch meatballs, we should be swinging more.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Rob, agreed on the pulled pork, but you folks over there in NC ruin it by using vinegar. On that note, I’m going to fix a nice Memphis BBQ sandwich.
    Not saying truffled burgers don’t taste good, but it seems a little like putting lipstick on a pig.

    Tom sf August 28, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Unfortunately, it looked like Youk did swing on that one. Come on, Big Papi!

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Not angry at Lugo, just wished he was a little more selective that AB.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Youk obviously swinging, though at first I thought it was a horrible call. Ortiz up.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Actually it will be Manny if it happens.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • According to Ken Singleton, Andy Pettitte is “a closer.” Uhh… huh?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Tom…I don’t use vinegar. I am from the Boston area held against my will down here.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Why is the camera so in love with them mostly-full moon?

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • >>Not saying truffled burgers don’t taste good, but it seems a little like putting lipstick on a pig
    …Classic

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Ted Williams’ philosophy of hitting was “get a pitch to hit, and hit it.” Lugo did that. Better that, than to wait for another hittable pitch that might not come.

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • ooohh… mooooon pretty…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • “Not angry at Lugo, just wished he was a little more selective that AB”
    He was selective: he was looking for a fastball up in the zone, and he crushed one.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • but it seems a little like putting lipstick on a pig
    Ground beef, not ground pork.

    SF August 28, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • Who’s keeping balls and strikes for Kay? Fire that guy.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • Papi at the plate. Never a good thing.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • Close pitch called for strike two.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • I just found out that even if I tried to watch the game up here, I couldn’t: NESN blacked out and no local NYC stations, YES carrying some dreck. YFSF to the rescue!

    SF August 28, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Ball four! Oh, wait…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • What’s AP’s pitch count now? 3-2 on Papi.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Papi killed the squirel

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Throw the bat back!

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • 87 for Pettitte.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • I doutb we score *sigh*

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Make that 88 pitches for Pettitte. Ortiz Ks, losing his bat into the right field stands in the process.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • SF, it has to be on a local NY station. I just passed a sports bar in San Francisco, and I think it was on channel 9 WOR.

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Did you guys see Pedroia? When leading off first he was facing the outfield, watching the 1st baseman. Smart (and funny) stuff.
    David Ortiz strikes out, but makes up for it by injuring a few Yankees fans with his bat.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • SF – It has been my experience that MLB.tv accounts allow multiple logins from the same e-mail/password. So if you want to watch via the internets and know anyone with an account who would give you their password… *cough*

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • That was me about WOR.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Nope. Papi Ks. Pettite is after all.. very good.
    Still.. 88 pitches for him. The Pen draws near. We’ll probably see Joba tonight.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Maybe we should start swinging before we even get in the batter’s box.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Awwww.. Melky returns Lugo’s favor

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Melkster right back at Dice. Darn!

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • I loved that whole “closer” discussion. Yeah. I’d also rather have someone who’s good half the year and mediocre at the beginning of the season. All the time. Those games before the ASB don’t count.

    QuoSF August 28, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Where is Miguel Cabrera?! And who is this “Milky” guy?
    One pitch, one out for Daisuke.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • 1-pitch 1-out from Damon. Good stuff.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Another first pitch out! The Yankees are not particularly patient tonight.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • And of course, it doesn’t even apply to Pettitte, who’s pitched very well for the most part all season long.

    QuoSF August 28, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • If DM head fakes I think we’ll swing at this point

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • Good job Melky!!

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • Say what you will about Cashman’s off-season and his preparation for this season (Kei Igawa. Ugh!), but Andy P was a great pick-up.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • gyroball reference #2. bottoms up boys.

    sf rod August 28, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • You mean Melky Atheose. Unless my Gameday is crazy (not the first time)

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • GYROBALL!!!

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • Errr I meant Melky.
    More mention of the Gyroball. Sigh.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Nick, even an SF can agree about how big AP has been, especially for the Yankees.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • 68 pitches for Daisuke. 2 down as Damon pops up.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Talk about the knee barking! Talk about the knee barking!

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • OUR HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • O captain my captain

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • in the lasy minute I have become shit-faced following the drinking game that is the Gyroball reference! And I’m following this on YFSF.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Friggin Jeter….why did I see that coming.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • aaaand there goes the ball game. Night folks.

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • crap…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Well, and the $16M! Player Option for ’08 made it really easy to question at the time. He controls whether he gets $16M in ’08, whether he stinks or not. Of course, now I’m sure most YFs and the Yanks’ FO are like, “please exercise it”. At the time, that part seemed very iffy to me.
    And just as I type that, Michael Kay gets the opportunity to give some “lip service” to Jeter.

    QuoSF August 28, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • The reverse-jynx works for the Yankees announcers, who were talking about how bad of a slump Jeter was in. 3-2 Yankees.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Mmph. I was just about to comment on how lucky we were that Matsuzaka only gave up two runs in his “bad inning” – Jeter HRs to punish me for even thinking about posting such a comment.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Captain Leader McCluthie Intangibles!!!

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Great close up of Jeter touching the third base coaches hand. Thats just great TV people.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • where’d the squirrel go?

    twnty7 August 28, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Every time I look at Abreu I wonder how it is that he has base-stealing speed.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Down a run in the 5th inning, and you’re calling it over already, Dio? I hope that’s your reverse-jinx going on. Not even SF is that pessimistic.

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Abreu runs like he has a dump in his pants. I agree. It’s baffling to me that he actually is fast.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Dionysus, what’s up with the negative attitude? It’s a 1-run game in the 5th inning!

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Bad pitch to Jeter. Did he hit that on an 0-2?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Damn. Abreu with a hard grounder to first, 3-1, on a 3-2 pitch to end the inning. Would have liked to see Alex up w/ a man on there. Instead he leads off. Hate that.

    YF August 28, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Come on Andy, just get us to Joba-time.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • that’s reverse jinx by Dio if I’ve ever seen one. So transparent.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Time for the bats to do something.
    Visualize and attack. Imagine White Sox pitching.

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • @ matty on a 1-0.

    twnty7 August 28, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • MM I think it was 2-0. Can anyone verify?

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • driven

    dc August 28, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Wow, I can’t remember the last time Manny did NOT swing at the first pitch.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Average number of pitches a game for Pettitte: 99

    rob August 28, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Manny leads off with a single, and pretty much walks to first. The Yankees announcers making fun of him for it.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • Rob – does that correlate to low avg. innings, or is he just usually more efficient?
    I’m not seeing this “injured looking” run of Manny, looks like a regular/lazy single to me.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • I was afraid it was on an 0-2, which would mean I’d have to bash my head into the door. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. My head lives to see another at-bat.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • “rollover” CWS ahead of “30-run” TEX in the 1st.

    QuoSF August 28, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Not sure Jackie if it equates really to anything. I just look at the number and see that he is near his average number. In theory he should almost be done for the night. Just a theory.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • I’d love to see the Sox get something going here. They haven’t had a rally all day.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • Do Sox fans prefer to listen to Yankees announcers, or do you all live in New York?

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • MLB.tv has selected the “My 666″ feed for me.

    QuoSF August 28, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Gotcha, Rob.
    AWYF – I infinitely prefer not to listen to Yankees announcers, but that’s who MLB.tv has decided to give me.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • I can’t wait to see Joba. I wonder if Torre has the balls to put him in the game when Ortiz or Manny are due up. Should be exciting, if so.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • I hate the Yankees announcers. I live in Philadelphia.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • DP-Joba-DP-Joba-DP-Joba

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Drew GIDP. The guy is really making it hard to root for him.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • However I should note that I sometimes find the Yanks announcers preferable to the ESPN or Fox crews.
    God, JD Drew, why do you have to suck so bad?

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Thanks, J.D. Always good for a grounder to second. Drew has got to lead the league in that category.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • AW YF, mlb.tv automatically gives us the Yankees announcers.
    Drew does worse than strikeout, grounding into the 4-6-3 double play. Kielty PLEASE?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • drew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dc August 28, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • MM, I hate the Yankee announcers too, and I live in New York……and I love the Yankees.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Drew!!!!!!

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Drew must be having a Mike Lowell 2005 season. He can’t suck this bad next year, can he?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • There’s Something About References to Movies From the 90s.

    QuoSF August 28, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • I think JD Drew will bounce back next season, but he’s been awful this year. It speaks to the depth of this team that they’re so good with him doing so badly.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • MM: It’s not possible, but he may find a way anyway.

    QuoSF August 28, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • I can’t imagine listening to Michael Kay if I wasn’t a Yankees fan. I at least have the option to turn on the radio and listen to the most inaccurate/most entertaining announcer in baseball, John Sterling.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Cameron Diaz is in the crowd, not wearing either a Boston or NY hat.
    ARod flies out on the first pitch. Everyone has been doing that against Daisuke.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Billy Crystal looks like my grandmother. Or my grandmother looks like Billy Crystal…. maybe I should just shut up.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Ummm……another run or two would be nice fellas.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • Sweet play by Tek

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • MM, tell your grandmother she was great in CitySlickers.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • how many of those squibs have the Yankee’s had this game? I can think of 3 right off hand.

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • Varitek makes a GREAT play on a groundout.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Joba warming up yet?

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Manny being Manny

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Ok I’m back.
    Manny being Manny turns a single into 2 bases.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Nice Jorge – I love you Manny. What was that debate about Manny’s head being in games??

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • GOOD announcers would start talking about who the Yankees have up in the bullpen, since Pettitte is over 100 pitches. We, the viewers, have no idea right now.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • Interesting route there for Manny.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • that’s the manny we know and love….how many dh’s can a team have?

    dc August 28, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • Oh please Robbie make it hurt with 2…

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • Awww, come on, Manny… sheesh.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • You know Jorge was only able to take advantage of that because he so badly screwed up against Detroit with his triple-turned-double over the weekend.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Goddamnit Manny.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Big ab here for Robi. Goes up 2-0 and takes a beaut down the middle.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • I sometimes feel someone needs to run out and check Cano’s pulse.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • The Yankees announcers are now preoccupied with whether or not Posada touched first. On the replay the base moved as he went aroound it. Can we move on, please?

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Ironhorse – I feel the same way about Daisuke sometimes.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • Matsuzaka is just implacable out there. but way outside to go 3-1.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • 4 straight fastballs to Cano, 3 of which miss. Umpire calling time-out AFTER Daisuke’s foot was off the ground on the pitch. Lame.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • 3 Down. Up 1 going into the 7th, 3-2.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Chases ball 4. Nice call by Tek. Bad play by Robi. Ugh.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • What did Cano swing at? On Gamecenter the pitch looked like it was 6 feet off the plate.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Daisuke always looks calm and collected when he’s out there. Unlike Youk, who lately has a 24/7 “I’m in an annoyed mood” look on his face.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Pettitte coming back out for sure. If he gets in trouble, Viz will come rather than Joba since J-Rules allow him only at start of inning…interesting times…

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • It was a high fastball that Cano swung and missed. It might have been a bit outside as well, but I couldn’t tell on replay.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • Rob, it was a fastball ABOVE his head. Had a ton of upward movement on it.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • Daisuke threw 5 straight fastballs before that, so Cano thought it was a breaking ball. Had him completely fooled.
    94 pitches after 6, 3 ER. Great linescore, all things considering.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • “implacable” – good word, YF. I’m ashamed to say I had to look it up.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • AP: “Pitch count??” “We don’t need no stinkin’ pitch count!”

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • Very good job by both starting pitchers. Dice getting the usual run support.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • A bit outside, but it’s like (I can’t remember which team it was even for tonight) when one of the Yankee announcers said a pitch in the dirt was a ball because it was a little inside. Umm…you sure that’s the primary reason why it’s a ball?
    And again with the “closer” discussion.

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • Please tell me that was a red sox fan???

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • Mmm… glove smell so yummy…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Ugh. Threesies.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • TEK!!!
    The Capitain strikes back!!

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • I woudl have bet a lot against that happening. Nice effort Johnny. Next time maybe you should take your abacus with you.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Cap’n makin it happen. I thought Damon caught it at first, but I’m happy to be wrong.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Our Captain Answers! Go TEK!! Tie ball game!

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • That’s why he wears that giant C on his shirt.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • I so prefer pitching duels like this to slugfests. Andy, please hold them here!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • I love lead-off, game tying homeruns.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!
    This is a great back-and-forth game so far.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Abacus?

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • I thought Damon caught it too. Fortunately, no.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Ha ha Trisk. I like that. I thought the “C” was there for the pick up hockey games they play after the games.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • It would be nice if the Sox could get the lead here. Aww… Coco Ks. Here comes Lugo!

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Hysterical IronHorse.
    Apparently MK is forgetting the Victor Zambrano for Scott Kazmir trade, the worst EVER.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Lugo has crushed the ball three times and has one hit for it. Pettitte is getting a bit lucky here, me thinks.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • How many pitches for DM by the way?

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • DM @ 94 pitches

    twnty7 August 28, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • I really like pitchers duels that turn into slugfests due to overtired bullpens. :)
    How on earth did Pedroia get a piece of that one? It was a foot above his head!

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • I swear to god one of the announcers just farted. I heard it loud and clear!

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • Dice at 94

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • I think the Varitek/Lowe deal was worse for Seattle than the Kazmir trade was for the Mets. The fact that the Sox got two excellent players for nobody instead of just one makes it worse.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • Yeah MM, Andy was real lucky that Damon judged his jump about 3 seconds off and a full row left from where the ball landed.

    sidriss5@yahoo.com August 28, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • Have to imagine AP’s night is over at 120 pitches.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • AP really not happy about that dinger. Slammed the glove in the dugout on the way to the tunnel. Hope we can pick him up here.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Atheose, that was me. Sorry.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Actually, the “C” stands for “catcher”, in case he forgets…

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • slightly OT but is anyone else creeped out by that Heineken commercial? (i;m watching NESN)

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • I guess only time will tell, but I am pretty sure the Mets would be happy to have Kazmir back rather then start guys like Aaron Sele, Chan Ho Park and Brian Lawrence…

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Does Tito have anyone up yet?

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Well Sox fans get their wish, Bobby Kielty in LF for Manny.
    Herrrreeee’s Joba!

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Manny out! That’s a nice advantage. But wish we had Giambi hitting here instead of AP.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Nice swing Andy P. That ball was on its way over his head

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Wiat.. Keilty replaces MANNY? Not DREW? Manny who had a single and A HOME RUN?

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Manny’s back is “Barking” sorry had to do it…

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Boston.com is wondering if Manny’s back is bothering him.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • AP!!!! Who needs Giambino?

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Yeah… about Kielty… wouldn’t you kind of NEED Manny’s bat?

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • I take back everything I was thinking about you Andy but too slow to type.
    Too bad Manny is out or that would have been an inside the park job.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • JOBA SIGHTED JOBA SIGHTED!
    He’ll face Ortiz, Manny and Lowell. This is the kind of matchup both YF’s and SF’s have been waiting for.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Single AP, pinch run Wilson Betemit, sac by Melky. Betemit to 2nd 1 out.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Bettermeat is the pinchrunner and moves to second.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • No Atheose, he’ll face Ortiz, Keilty and Lowell because Francona is an IDIOT

    Dionysus August 28, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Manny was definitely hurting on that swing – I replayed on my DVR and he definitely winced. Either that or he was just bummed he had to jog anywhere.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Betimit’s running for Phillips? Are they going to have Molina run for Giambi?
    And a Damon home run.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Jeffery Maier’s little brother just caught that ball!!! Home Run Johnny Damon.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • DAMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5-3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Shoot, Damon makes up for his bad play with a homer. Dang.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • The announcer just realized next inning will be Joba vs our Big Three. They replaced Pettitte’s name on the scoreboard with Pettitte’s, and the Yankees fans started cheering.
    But doesn’t that mean any runs scored here in the 7th will count for Joba, and not Pettitte?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • lol “at first it looked a little squirrely”

    twnty7 August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • Turn out the lights….

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • damon or drew?….hmmm

    dc August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • WOOOOOOOO!!!!

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • Johnny Damon. True Yankee!

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • This is a genuine comment and not a dig at SFs: I feel like Damon has been a RS-killer since he came to NY, other than his very first series at Fenway last year. I think he has hit lead off homers in a couple RS-Yankee games and generally has been really good vs. them. Is that right?

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • Oh boy a curtain call, here come the comments!
    MDC and Lopez up and throwing.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • What the fuck?
    My mlb.tv lags for a moment, and Damon hits a homer. AND Kielty is in for Manny? What the hell? I’m furious

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • No, they’re Pettitte’s runs.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • >>Does Tito have anyone up yet?
    Tito got anyone up yet?

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • hahaha, Damon makes a curtain call like the true Yankee he is deep down inside and has been all along. What a lark.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • No AP gets the runs, it’s the bottom of the inning. Plus Joba hasn’t thrown a pitch yet.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • No Atheose – you just have to be the pitcher in the inning in which your team scores the runs – as this is still the 7th, those runs are AP’s and he is in line for the win IFF they can hold it.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Rob, read above.
    MDC and Lopez.
    NSTB, I knew that was coming.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • uh oh muscle spasms in manny’s lower back

    twnty7 (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • “Earn your reputation tonight you will young Joba.”
    -little green man

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • If Manny had a muscle-spasm, why didn’t Kielty run for him?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Daisuke’s done.
    Jeter walks.
    1 out, runner on 1st
    Javier Lopez, the pitcher, not the catcher in to pitch.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Andrew Dice-K is out. Let’s work that bullpen.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Sonofabitch! I go next door to get a hamburger and this is what I come back to? Grr.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Jeter on. Run captain run.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Jeeetah. BB. Looks like that slumps over.
    Dice done. Honestly, a solid performance until here at the end, when he was cooked. Another hard luck outing. Could easily have departed a 3-3 game.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Ahhh, thanks for clearing up the pitching stuff guys. For some reason in my mind I thought if you “officially” put in a new pitcher on the scorecard all runs after that would go towards them.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • Uhh, I feel very uninformed. Who is Lopez the pitcher????

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • haha, 8 pitch walk from the Captain.
    Take a seat, Dice. No K for you tonight, you didn’t earn it.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Yankees fans are dicks for booing dice-k.

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • //Looks like that slumps over//
    He’s still 2 for his last 19, YF. Just the one hit tonight.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • It looked like Jeter stuck his hand WAAYYY up there…

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Why is MY 9 trying to hammer home how superstitious Daisuke is?
    Bad throw by Lugo, runner on 1st 2 outs. MDC now in to pitch.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Bad throw by Lugo makes Abreu safe at first. It also means we have to use an extra pitcher, because since the inning isn’t over MDC is coming in to face ARod.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Um, Anon, this is Yankees-Sox, not Sox-Sox. DM is not retiring at the end of a great career. He is not back fore the first time after battling back from cancer. He is not pitching on one leg. OF COURSE YANKEE FANS BOO HIM!
    Give me a break. When Sox fans throw flowers at Wang’s feet next month you can write to me about how awful our fans are.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Javier “Javy” Lopez.
    rockies rockies diamondbacks rockies red sox red sox.

    twnty7 (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • //Looks like Jeter stuck his hand WAAYYY up there…//
    This went right over my head. What’d I miss? My mlb.tv is acting horribly laggy.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Alex rips one at Lowell’s feet. Damn.
    Here’s Joba!

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Yeah, whoever that anon was… complaining about fans booing? Seriously dude?

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • This may be stupid of me, but I’m kind of excited to see how the Sox will do against The Hut.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Atheose, on the potential DP ball, Jeter just let his hand float high as he slid feet first into second to disrput the throw. I don’t know that it made much of a difference in the end, but jsut the first time they showed it, it looked to me like he was practically trying to catch the throw. On second viewing,he definitely stuck it up ther ebut it wasn’t so glaring or necessarily consequential.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Wait, you can’t boo Daisuke! That’s RACIALIST.
    Also, JOBA TIME~!

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • Joba, may the force be with you.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Whenever I hear Joba’s name I get a big mental picture of Han Solo falling out of the carbonite in front of Leah.

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • So a #1 gives up 5 runs in 7 innings?

    Woosta YF August 28, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • “I’m not afraid”
    “You will be……you willll be….”

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • It looks like we have a Tino sighting!

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • I wouldn’t classify him a #1 yet Woosta.
    I know that there have been people this week doing so.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • I am sure Yankee fans are sick of it, but Joba’s real name is Justin. He legally changed his name to Joba. His Niece couldn’t say Justin, but could say Joba…
    Full count to good old C Chest.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Why is Hinske PHing for Kielty?

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Listening to YF’s talk about Joba Chamberlain reminds me of my older sisters discussing Donny Osmond years ago:
    “Oh Joba- you’re so DREAMY!”
    OK, he’s a highly touted prospect- stop squealing like a bunch of pre-teen girls.

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Big 62 in. Doing this so we have it “on tape.” Anyone who doesn’t like it can sit on it.
    Tino in the house!
    Joba vs. Youk
    fastball outside, 1-0
    fastball somewhere, 2-0 (Damn you YES!)
    fastball outside, fouled back, 2-1
    fastball low, 3-1
    fastball low in, fouled off Jorge 3-2
    looked like the slider in the dirt, ball 4. Thanks to YES, we missed the pitch.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • A walk from the mighty Joba.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Sorry that was Youk, not C Chest.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Papi’d up!

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Youk: 1
    Joba: 0

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Joba vs. Papi
    fastball down the middle popped to left.
    1 out.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • lead off walk! papi time!

    mike August 28, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Joba maaayyy be a tad worked up…
    Joba-Papi – sounds like a candy bar.
    I actualyl woudl ilke manny to be in – I’d like to see the matchup – but I won’t complain.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Epic battle put up there by Ortiz.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Hey, at least we’re secure enough in our masculinity to not be ashamed of squealing like preteen girls over JOBA.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • HINSKE IS PINCH HITTING FOR KIELTY?
    I don’t understand this shit. This means Drew has to stay in the remainder of the game!

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • If he gets that call, they are dead.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Hisnke PHing for Kielty?

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Joba vs. Hinske, a ph for Kielty
    slider inside middle, 0-1
    fastball outside corner, 0-2
    slider low for the swinging k.
    2 outs. Hinske not much chance after that call on pitch 2.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Doug, I threw my panties at him the other day but he didn’t sign them for me.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Hinske promptly K’s on 3 pitches.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Joba gets a veteran call on strike 2 to Hinske. Wow, that didn’t even whisper the corner.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Hinske K’s on three pitches. What was Tito thinking? Hiske has trouble against middle of the road junk pitchers. This kid has a flamethrower for an arm and we PH for Kielty? With Hinske?

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Kielty is meat from the left-hand side, while Hinske is a natural lefty. I think that’s the logic of that move.

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • a base hit for lowell.

    twnty7 (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Joba vs. Lowell
    slider outside , 1-0
    fastball, fouled back, 1-1
    slider flipped over Jeter for a dunk single.
    2 men on, 2 out.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Yeah, that made no sense whatsoever. Why Hinske for Kielty? Is Kielty hurt too?
    No kidding, Lowell got a hit off MIGHTY JOBA.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Lowell singles.
    Rally killer to the plate.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Oh JD don’t start hitting now please!!!

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Lowell: 1
    Jaba: 0

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • won’t make any difference. Drew is up

    rootbeerfloat August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Nicely done by Lowell. Aaaaand that’s the first time I’ve ever heard him called “Mikey”.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Lowell’s tough.
    Let’s go young Joba. “I feel the anger in you. Let the anger flow and strike Drew down with all your hate” (imagine decayed tough smile and face like Billy Crystal)

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • please drew hit something!!!

    mike August 28, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • Ok Darryl, now we are even.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • Why didn’t Tito PH Hinske for Drew?
    Joba’s getting a lot of suspect corner calls. That one just missed though. Inconsistent ump.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Sigh, Drew’s up.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • LOL Jackie, I was LOL.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Joba-do you have what it takes to throw a 3-2 slider????

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Joba hit 99 (Gameday) on that last pitch. Gameday is consistently 1 mph than the Stadium.

    Woosta YF August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • drew’s out on 4 strikes

    dc August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • YOU DOOOO!!!!!

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • drew is hitting pretty hard this month no?

    mike August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • IH, try a g-string next time. lol.
    Also, I’m pretty upset that we didn’t get to see the highly anticipated JOBA-KIELTY match up. I’ve been looking forward to that for *ages*.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • John Sterling: “What a Joba by Joba”

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Rally Killer strikes again.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Ok so we have a Joba fist pump and a Johnny Damon curtain call…someone want to guess an under over on comments about that tomorrow?

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Joba vs. Drew
    fastball high strike down the middle, 0-1
    slider just misses inside. looked good. 1-1
    fastball high 1-2
    fastball high, 100 mph, 2-2. Drew doesn’t chase.
    fastball outside, 3-2.
    shakes off Jorge.
    slider and Drew can’t hold up. K.
    2 ks. 1 bb, 1 h.
    Rook holds his own in a tight spot.

    YF August 28, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Wow, that was FILTHY.

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • i think i just heard a million rsn’ers heads hit the bar

    dc August 28, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • JD will never be a True Red Sox.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Drew K’s. Sigh. No one is surprised.
    Fuck you, Tito.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • I’ve never seen a guy get so many calls outside the strikezone. That was ridiculous.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Desperately needed a run or two that inning prior to old Mariano coming in.

    rob August 28, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Been watching the whole time, but I just gotta say, that was great. Man. I don’t care if they don’t get the division, I just want another Yankee/Boston ALCS matchup. So much that, if the Yankees do make the first round of the playoffs, I’ll be rooting for the Sox to win.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • drew’s out on 4 strikes
    I don’t know about that, the “little bit off the plate” ball was actually a lot bit off the plate.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • I want to see Farnsworth in for the close…….pauses for effect……

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • I don’t care who the pitcher is, you shouldn’t fist-pump unless it’s a tie game or the 9th inning. Though anything K-rod does should be banned.

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • Joba Chamberlain:
    YOU’RE THE BEST AROUND
    NOTHING’S EVER GONNA KEEP YOU DOWN
    I am totally man-crushing right now. And I am not ashamed to admit it.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • I don’t agree with that MM. There was one obvious one, but aside for that he was right on.

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • john i’ll raise you a curtain call (so two) but stay at one equally as good fist pump.

    twnty7 (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • JD ‘buzzkill’ Drew. Still, two hits off the untouchable Joba, not bad. I’m hoping we see Mariano ‘batting tee’ Rivera tonight.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • >>Ok so we have a Joba fist pump and a Johnny Damon curtain call…someone want to guess an under over on comments about that tomorrow?
    I could care less about the fist pump, the CC is typical Yankee stadium. Niether of those two things had any impact on the game. After that 16-0 debacle last night the Yanks should be excited about the game this evening.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • That was jobalicious.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Come on boys LA Ink is on, let’s close this one out.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • fly to right for Mats.

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • MM: When players swing at balls out of the strike zone, they’re considered strikes.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Keep in mind that about 50 Man Laws have been violated tonight with the “man crushes” on Joba.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • I concur, if MDC can keep our deficit at two, I like our odds against Mo. I seem to recall that we have had some success off of him in the past.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Of Course Manny hurt himself, Joba should have had to go threw both Manny and Ortiz. Of course he has to go through B squad.

    Kris SF August 28, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Andrew – that’s exactly what I’m hoping for. Just great, great, baseball. And I think the Yanks have the better team. Beckett doesn’t scare me. And Schilling doesn’t scare me.

    Woosta YF August 28, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Joba got a gift call on Drew, and a gift call on Hinske. Plus he walked a guy and gave up a hit. I’m not impressed. And if you don’t believe me, check gamecast. That was bad umpiring, not good pitching.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • I concur, if MDC can keep our deficit at two, I like our odds against Mo. I seem to recall that we have had some success off of him in the past.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Rob, is bringing up the PAST in a conversation regarding the Yankees the smartest thing? Let’s focus on today, it’s best for all ;)

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • “…don’t know about that, the “little bit off the plate” ball was actually a lot bit off the plate….” don’t get carried away jackie…i gave you that one, or it would have been 5 strikes…

    dc August 28, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • “YOU’RE THE BEST AROUND
    NOTHING’S EVER GONNA KEEP YOU DOWN”
    Hehehehe pick-me-up song ever. Loved how they used it in Southpark.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Fist pump? blah blah not playing the game as it should be played blah blah disrespecting the baseball gods blah blah butthurt.
    As long as he’s 0.00, Joba can do whatever he wants. Screw u if u disagree.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • If “no fist-pump” is the same anon that was offended by booing fans, I have to say, welcome to Sox-Yanks. I hate hystrionics on the mound, but this was not the K-Rod split, poitn to the heavens, spin around 3 times etc etc and it is not somethign Joba does every time. he’s 21, it was his first moment vs. the RS and he let out a single fist-pump. CHIIIILLLLLLL!
    I have to go back to the swamp now and complete my joba-training.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • That was quite a hook from MDC. Can see why the Sox front office is enthusiastic about this kid.

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Anyone else see the Joba / Ruth likeness?

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • oops sorry for the double post.
    Woosta – weird that we’re eight games up despite being an inferior team. *eyeroll*

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Not digging this Cano, bad feeling

    Kris SF August 28, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • >Rob, is bringing up the PAST in a conversation regarding the Yankees the smartest thing? Let’s focus on today, it’s best for all ;)
    LOL..the past? What are you talking about?

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • The one and only time I’ve been to Yankee Stadium was on August 15 this year when Mo gave up three runs in the top of the tenth. I’d like to think I’m a bit of a jinx and if I watch gameday hard enough, I can do the same thing tonight….

    rootbeerfloat August 28, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Rob, I can take the man crush comment one step further…For my birthday I asked for the glove Joba wears. I am now the proud owner of the exact glove Joba uses. I know I know…let the ribbing begin.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • who is closing today for yankees?

    mike August 28, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • “…Joba got a gift call on Drew…”
    uh, you’re kidding right mattymatty…thank god you’re not an umpire, or you would have missed all 5 strikes

    dc August 28, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • I love that Ortiz and multi-million dollar boy/hailed-acquisition JD Drew are now the B-squad.
    SF’s, even if the score stands you are still up by 7 games! A little perspective?!?!?!

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Rob, you brought up yesterday, that’s considered the past. I am just busting your chops.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • More excuses from the peanut gallery. Joba’s really just another Sean Henn, if it weren’t for his ridiculous good luck and him paying the umps.
    Joba got screwed on a call from Drew, and should have struck him out on three pitches. Hinske had no shot, he is a bad hitter period, and I am left wondering why Tito lifted Kielty for him, when Kielty actually has shown some pop recently.
    Oh. Just heard Kielty is out with soreness too.
    The walk was less than ideal, but Lowell’s wasn’t hard hit at all. Actually, I don’t think there’s been a hard-hit ball off Joba in the major leagues. I really don’t know what would impress you.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Hinski there iron horse, and what did i say about cano

    Kris SF August 28, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • MM, you’re right. That was bad pitching. It was actually Joba’s worst outing so far having a runner on second. I’m extremely disappointed in not getting another 9 pitch inning like we expect.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • 2 out trip for Cano. Seen about 10 trips this week. Strange.

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • triple for Cano(odle).

    twnty7 (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Ugh, Coco had a terrible read on that one. Wasn’t positioned very well either.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Cano’s heartbeat rose to “sloth-level” on that triple. Let’s go Betemit!

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • dc – both pitches were about three inches outside easily. if you don’t believe me check gamecast. seriously, call it up and look at it. I’ll be right here.
    Triple for Mr. Swings at everything…

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • >SF’s, even if the score stands you are still up by 7 games! A little perspective?!?!?!
    I agree IH. It sucks that Dice pitched a good game and two pitches may cost him. Joba pitched ok…granted it may (I stress may) be the most meaningful appearance he has had yet.
    We are the ones being chased, not the chasers.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • how does anon feel about the cartoonish stare by pap and his fist-pumpin’ celebratin’ stuff?…i expect to be scolded about pap having a track record, and being entitled to express himself…sheesh

    dc August 28, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • LOL at the ‘sloth-level’. Cano doesn’t really get excited unless he’s with his best bud, but hey, I’ll take the triple. Also because my fantasy squad counts triples.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • I know your busting my chops John…no worries.
    But a Joba glove? that may classify as a stalker.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Betemit went squirrel hunting on that one. Nearly came out of his shoes

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Ump squeezing Delcarmen here. PLEASE don’t want a guy hitting .224.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • A 7 pitch AB into a triple for Robi.
    god that is just magnificent.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • you’re dead wrong about that pitch down the middle mm…don’t need to “look it up”…drew struck out fair and square…get over it…did you analyze every dmat pitch as closely?….didn’t think so…

    dc August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • If mdc can put things together, he’s going to be one tough act.

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Bettermeat trying to drive the run home.
    MDC just threw a 97 mph fastball and yet I have not creamed my pants. Repeat- a young hurler with gas and I have not creamed my pants.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • LOL at squirrel hunting. Is it still there by the way?

    twnty7 (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • dc, almost ALL closers fist pump. At the end of the game, it’s somewhat allowed. The 8th inning, however… ehh not so much.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Aww man, could have used the insurance run there.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • I won’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t care about the fist pumping thing. The only one who’s histrionics on the mound upset me is K-Rod.
    Thats 8. 5-3, Yankees. Here comes Mariano to face the bottom of the Sox lineup.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • From PeteAbe:
    “Daisuke Matsuzaka in three starts against the Yankees this season: 19.1 19 15 15 8 16. That’s a 6.98 ERA.
    He’s good, real good actually. But he’s a good No. 2. He’s not going to change the game as we know it and all the rest of it. That’s a lot of money for a guy who’s a good No. 2.”

    Woosta YF August 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Tek, Coco, Lugo, Perdrioa, Youk, Ortiz, Hinski, Lowell, Drew Ok lets go boys

    Kris SF August 28, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • From Boston.com regarding Drew’s AB:
    The Sox actually got two men on base in the 8th against Joba Chamberlain. But J.D. Drew looked and looked and looked and then took a half-swing to strike out to end the inning. He just won’t swing the bat.
    Plus Kielty did also go down with an injury.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Rob, I have a Yankee bathroom that only I am allowed to use and I got my wife to agree to naming my unborn child after my favorite Yankee…Stalker is the nicest comment anyone has every made about my fanasticism.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • *puts on rally-cap, opens rally-beer*

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Joba began his career with inducing 17 straight whiffs of his slider. This is impressive. There was hype surrounding him, and so far he has outperformed the hype…to explain to those Sox fans who are upset about the hype surrounding Joba.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Peter Abraham is a jackass.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • He really is the next Pedro.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • MM- I’m watching the game, and despite what Gamecast says, Chamberlain wasn’t being given a generous strike zone. Even Remy said he was throwing 99 mph on the black. The one outside pitch he was given was a make-up call for a strike to Drew that was called a ball. Then he closed out Drew with a filthy breaking ball.
    I don’t think he’s the second coming, but it was impressive.

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • IH – I have the perspective, but only after the game is over. I don’t know how I’ve gotten so suckered into the whole rivalry thing, but any time I’m watching Yanks/Sox (April, August or October… I’m better about ST games) I become a raving lunatic. I don’t think it’s an uncommon affliction, at least…

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • I’m sorry but the griping on the Joba calls has now reached such epic proportions that master yoda must intervene. sour grapes you now have. some perspective you must get. great joba is, but pitch only once in a blue moon he will.
    The check swing to end the inning was not a call. It was a gutsy breaking ball pitch on a 3-2 count that, if missed, would have loaded the bases. It fooled the hitter who expected a fastball. Accept it you must!

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • John, you have to take a picture of said bathroom and do a post about it. I am sincerely intrigued.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Dice-K, that is. Pedro, I feel, never dominated the Yankees like he dominated the rest of the league. I’ll take it.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • what’s clemen’s ERA at $1.5 million a game?

    rootbeerfloat August 28, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Get a longer swing Tek, yikes shorten that baby up

    Kris SF August 28, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • I recognize that Joba has done excellently so far. I don’t begrudge him that. I just wasn’t that impressed with this outing. But what do I know? I’m not a scout.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Sorry Jackie – that was directed at MM, not you…

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • John….Yankee Bathroom?
    Did you hire Joey Greco from Cheaters to follow Joba around? You going to scream at him over the “other person.”…lol.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • MO! K’s Tek!

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • ‘Tek K’s.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • It was his worst outing. But it came against the first-place Sox. Anyway, he’s been superb. I’ve been impressed thus far by everything he’s done.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • Joba-Crush = Papel-boner

    dknyc August 28, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • @ John – what are you naming your kid?

    twnty7 (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • I agree with K-Rod being the most annoying closer in the game, he looks like he’s having a seizure half the time.
    Joba may be amped up and excited but at least act like you’ve been there before.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • You know this has been a pretty nice thread up until this inning.
    Joba got the calls. We had a chance, Rally Killer ended that for us when he made no real effort to swing the bat.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • RBF: I’m not sure, though i do know that he is making less than the unnecessary $24 million over the next highest bid that the Sox paid to have a conversation with Matsuzaka.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • IH – no problem… consider it a preemptive apology for any future behavior I might display here. :)

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • I’m going to start rating pitchers’ effectiveness by watching Gameday. I hear it’s what all the scouts are doing these days.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • The hint I gave the other day was he has 4 rings and his own scent…Can’t come out and say it since my wife and I are the only one’s who know. We don’t know the sex, so this could all be in fun if it’s a girl.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Drew was pretty bad today. I was thinking, ‘come on Drew, heres your chance to make up for the whole season right here.’ Of course, he struck out.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Crisp never swings, looks at a couple close ones low and away. MM is I’m sure upset, but those were borderline strikes. Can;t just stand there.

    YF August 28, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • dknyc:
    haha, Papelbon is for the DUDES only.
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Crisp K’s without moving his bat. Sigh.

    Atheose August 28, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • back to back K’s by Mariano.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Rob, perhaps we should discuss wedding rings instead…

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Did Coco swing at that or was it called? I couldn’t tell.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Agreed, I was willing to give Drew a pass for this whole pathetic season if he’d hit a 3R HR there.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Again alot of run support for Dice-K

    Kris SF August 28, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • This does not look like the Batting Tee Mo I’ve come to know and love.
    Game over. Aw well… seven games up. :D

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 28, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Yankee bathroom is simply a blue bathroom, with baseball border, covered from wall to wall with Yankee memorabilia. It’s pretty cool, maybe I will put up some pics someday Nick.
    Great win boys, 2 more to go.

    John - YF (Trisk) August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Blah.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • FUCK!
    Yes, I’m upset.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Mmmm. 2 K’s and a bloop lineout. Vintage Mo. Great ballgame tonight folks, the Red Sox may just let the Yankees keep their season relevant.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • “A Girl Named Derek”–a post-humous Johnny Cash classic. What would be the story of that song? An over-effeminate woman, who is obsessed by “Sex and The City” episodes? But I digress.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Yugo lines out to 2nd to end the game.
    Someone better hook one of those electric therapy things to Manny’s back for tomorrow.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • BALLGAME BABY
    THEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN

    doug YF August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Lets go Angels…

    dknyc August 28, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • too bad this didn’t make a difference….goodnight friends…yep, even you sf’s…

    dc August 28, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • Congrats, YFs. See you all tomorrow for Clemens/Beckett. I’m going to beat the crap out of my couch now.

    mattymatty August 28, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • Let’s go Angels…
    (If you cant beat em, join em)

    dknyc August 28, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • “Joba may be amped up and excited but at least act like you’ve been there before.”
    Uh, he hasn’t been there before. Point voided.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • Very curious to see what Clemens brings tomorrow. By far the toughest matchup on us of th series. I assume Beckett will be on. Too bad Joba-ranks won’t be available.
    Thanks for the thread gang.

    IronHorse (yf) August 28, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • dc, it does make a difference. We’re putting the pressure on the M’s. Last time I checked, Wild Card teams do well in the post-season.

    Nick-YF August 28, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • Totally agree Andrew.

    rob August 28, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • My guess is we wont see Manny for awhile. Typical

    Kris SF August 28, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • Fun times despite the loss… guess I’ll see y’all again tomorrow. (And thanks for being kind to the loquacious n00b!)

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Basically, Pettite out-pitched Dice-K, and the Yanks won. Not much more to say about it than that.

    Ayuh - SF August 28, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • And in other news: 5-0 Seattle after .1 innings.

    Jackie (SF) August 28, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • I always love Damon interviews on the post-game. He’s the Miss South Carolina of MLB.

    AW YF August 28, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • “Uh, he hasn’t been there before. Point voided.”
    Really, this is Joba’s first time pitching in the big leagues?

    Anonymous August 28, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • Moose out on Saturday – Ian Kennedy is in. Excited anyone?

    Lar August 28, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • Just got home from work – looks like I missed a good game…ah well, thank you WB Mason! And yeah, I’m stoked about Kennedy getting the start on Saturday. At the very least Moose needs a break to work out his issues and IPK will provide that. For sure he’s a much more intriguing choice than the Ghost of Kei Igawa…
    I do find it very curious that Torre sounded pretty definitive the other day when he said Kennedy wasn’t going to come up when the rosters expand. Hmmm. Cashman playing Michael Corleone to Joe’s Fredo?

    yankeemonkey August 28, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • Btw, SG over at Replacement Level did an MLE projection for IPK, in case anyone’s interested:
    http://tinyurl.com/32ufem
    Wooo, Halos are rallying off Weaver and the M’s. I feel so dirty for saying this, but Go Angels!!

    yankeemonkey August 28, 2007, 11:41 pm
  • “Really, this is Joba’s first time pitching in the big leagues?”
    Let’s see, yes? He’s been here not even a month. And all of a sudden he’s supposed to ‘act like he’s been there before’? Let’s count tonight the situations he hadn’t been in:
    1.) The Yanks/Sox rivalry
    2.) Pitching to the go-ahead run
    3.) Pitching in a tight game with a man in scoring position
    And he’s supposed to bottle in all excitement because after 10 innings, you’re supposed to ‘act like you’ve been there before’?
    Tough crowd.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 11:46 pm
  • To amend number 2 (he technically pitched to 4 go-ahead runs in Detroit in his last appearance), I meant pitching to, and getting out, the go-ahead run due to runners being on base that are his responsibility.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 11:48 pm
  • And, by the way, the Angels tied it up against Seattle. Jeff Weaver, given a 5-run lead in the first inning, chokes it away. There’s the Jeff Weaver we all know.
    This could be a great night for the Yankees’ playoff hopes.

    AndrewYF August 28, 2007, 11:51 pm
  • OK, watching the replay of the game right now. WTF is with Singleton’s mike?

    yankeemonkey August 28, 2007, 11:56 pm
  • Let’s re-address the rookie-rhetoric/sports-recitation that is ‘act like you’ve been there before’. Victory dances and the like is just plain bad manners.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 29, 2007, 12:04 am
  • Okay. Joba turned around to face all the Yankees on the field and yelled as he struck out Drew to end the inning. There was no dance involved.

    AndrewYF August 29, 2007, 12:06 am
  • I’m not trying to pick a fight with you, I’m just asking you see it in a broader spectrum. Pretend the Yankees are playing the Angels and the 8th inning rookie pitcher is yelling and pumping fists at the last out. I’m gonna guess he would be called ‘classless’ by the Yankee fans in a New York minute.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 29, 2007, 12:12 am
  • I don’t give a rat’s tail about what pitchers do on the mound, to be honest. Yeah, sometimes they overdo it, but that just makes them look ridiculous, not necessarily classless. K-Rod is really annoying because he goes waaaay overboard with his histrionics. Other than that, if Papelbon wants to do a handstand on the mound after every save, be my guest.

    yankeemonkey August 29, 2007, 12:15 am
  • Oh, and if you (meaning the team) don’t want to watch the opposing pitcher dance off the mound or whatever, don’t put yourself in the position where they are able to do that.

    yankeemonkey August 29, 2007, 12:30 am
  • “Pretend the Yankees are playing the Angels and the 8th inning rookie pitcher is yelling and pumping fists at the last out.”
    Maybe if he was jumping in the air and did it for an extended period of time. But I see Beckett pumping fists and yelling after every inning-ending strikeout, and I don’t call him classless. It’s more the fact that he’s a complete hypocrite, but that’s another story.
    I’m not trying to pick a fight with you either. But I think you’re reaching for something that isn’t there. Joba’s ‘celebration’ is a short fist pump and a yell that is always directed away from the batter. I really can’t see anything classless or ‘show-you-up’-like at all about that.

    AndrewYF August 29, 2007, 12:40 am
  • East Coasters, its 7-6 in Seattle and I have my Halo fan neighbor over here with some Stella’s rooting on the Angels (as dirty as that feels); let’s go ANGELS. 1 game in the WC will feel good tomorrow.

    bloodyank78 August 29, 2007, 12:46 am
  • Oh, as for the Joba fist pump argument, go to; http://nomaas.org/; and scroll down to 08.22.2007; and that will end any arguments.

    bloodyank78 August 29, 2007, 12:51 am
  • Did any SF actually say that the fist pump was classless? I feel like this whole argument was started by a YF saying that us SFs would react to it… even though I don’t think any of us did…
    The curtain calls are a little ridiculous though.

    Jackie (SF) August 29, 2007, 12:59 am
  • All I’m trying to say is there’s a lack of good sportsmanship from all teams in all sports these days. I was pissed when the Pats were jumping up and down on the Chargers’ field after they beat them in the playoffs last year- you don’t do that. Watching players in all sports, I hope they act like pros is all I’m saying.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF August 29, 2007, 1:01 am
  • Kennedy on Saturday – and i literally just gave away my tickets to that game this morning.
    I am definitely excited for it if for no other reason than I haven’t seen him yet and he has done so well in lower levels and – most importantly – no one can be worse than Mussina is right now.
    Hope Moose reinvents himself for 2008, even if it is for someone else – I feel bad for him if his career ends like this.
    Detroit and Seattle losses = small but important step forward for the Yankees. Cmon Clemens, keep this feeling alive!

    IronHorse (yf) August 29, 2007, 1:25 am
  • BASEBALL = SERIOUS BUSINESS
    Come on, seriously.

    doug YF August 29, 2007, 1:52 am
  • By the way, it was brought up on the radio (couldn’t make it home in time) that Duncan got one less HR than Drew. *Cough*! =P

    Lar August 29, 2007, 9:13 am
  • You know, I didn’t get to ask last night:
    How do you say “Who’s your daddy?” in Japanese?

    Woosta YF August 29, 2007, 9:18 am

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