Rubber Match: Yanks-Sox Gamer III

The saying has been for some time that the Halos had the Yankees number. At least in the case of John Lackey, for some reason the Angels didn’t give him the digits. But that’s history; he’s for Boston now, bringing his remarkably consistent and excellent pitching career to Fenway for his first start as a Sox. Andy Pettitte goes to the mound for the Yankees as the Rivarly continues and the two teams battle for the better part of the split.
Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .300
N. Johnson dh .000
M. Teixeira 1b .000
A. Rodriguez 3b .200
R. Cano 2b .500
J. Posada c .500
C. Granderson cf .250
N. Swisher rf .429
B. Gardner lf .500
A. Pettitte NA
 
Boston
J. Ellsbury lf .200
D. Pedroia 2b .333
V. Martinez c .375
K. Youkilis 1b .571
D. Ortiz dh .000
A. Beltre 3b .429
J.D. Drew rf .125
M. Cameron cf .333
M. Scutaro ss .429
J. Lackey NA
218 comments… add one
  • Jeter grounds to short to start the game

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:12 pm
  • Tex draws a 2 out walk.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:15 pm
  • A Rod flies out to center.
    With the exception of a called strike on Tex, the strike zone seems a little small.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:16 pm
  • Ouch just tuned in to see Ellsbury and Pettitte collide. I’m surprised Pettitte got their that quickly, to be honest.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 7:20 pm
  • Wow…Ellsbury grounds to 2nd under the arm of Tex, Cano flips the ball to Pettite, very small collision at 1st Pettite goes own.
    Trainers checking Pettite….seems ok.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:20 pm
  • Small strike zone tonight. Wondering why we haven’t seen a K-Zone comparison yet.
    Good to see that it is going both ways though.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:24 pm
  • V-mart grounds into the double play

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:26 pm
  • Bad time for a double play.
    STEAL HOME ELLSBURY!

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 7:26 pm
  • “Bad time for a double play.”
    I beg to differ…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 7:27 pm
  • Youk walks….Papi time. Bring the pain big man!

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:28 pm
  • And here comes “GET OFF MY F&%$ING BACK!” Please don’t pick this moment to break out of it David…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 7:28 pm
  • Let’s see if Ortiz brought his aggressiveness to the batter’s box today.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 7:28 pm
  • Whew

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 7:29 pm
  • “A smile from David Ortiz”
    Obviously they have missed facial features 101…to me it looked an awful lot like a grimace.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:29 pm
  • Okay, looks like he did. Unfortunately first-pitch swinging doesn’t always equal success.
    That shift has stolen at least 3 hits from Ortiz this series.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 7:29 pm
  • I agree Andrew. But of course the media hasn’t discussed that.
    Interesting the Texiera is 0-9. Didn’t realize that until they mentioned it.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:30 pm
  • My thoughts exactly Andrew; three hits in the last 24 hours, all right at Cano’s shift position.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 7:30 pm
  • And Swisher is 0 for 6 though his OBP is over .400 and he has yesterday’s game-winning RBI to his credit. Meat of Yankee order doing very little in these first couple games.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 7:32 pm
  • Well, they’re not hits if you play right into the defense’s hands. That shift’s been around forever, Ortiz has to be able to adjust.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 7:33 pm
  • I do appreciate how quickly John Lackey works.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 7:36 pm
  • I’m not sure Lackey had time to yawn during that inning.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 7:36 pm
  • Lackey may actually speed these marathon games up. We could be done in under 3 hours!

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 7:36 pm
  • I like how fast Lackey pitches.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 7:37 pm
  • I said Swisher – I meant the other Nick…you know, the accountant.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 7:42 pm
  • New players, same strand-as-many-players-as-possible strategy.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 7:47 pm
  • Thank you for the speed Brett. Typical Andy bend-don’t-break outing so far.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 7:47 pm
  • Phew, for a minute I thought Thames was out there.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 7:48 pm
  • Ath – that’s not unique to Boston, the Yankees strand their share of baserunners as well. It only makes sense – high OBP teams will get more men on base, but will also leave more men on base.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 7:50 pm
  • Yep I definitely understand; I’m actually one of the few people that has dismissed it in the past for exactly that reason. I’m just annoyed in the short-term right now about it.
    Pettitte has always been good at getting out of jams though.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 7:53 pm
  • Awww I was hoping to see one of those amazing Beltre plays.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 7:55 pm
  • I know the Yankees drafted the ambidextrous pitcher…has anyone heard ow is doing in the minors?

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:02 pm
  • Papi!!!!!!

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:08 pm
  • PAPI KNOCKS ONE IN! F*CK THE SHIFT!

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 8:08 pm
  • There goes the “slump” for ortiz

    Cole Parker April 7, 2010, 8:12 pm
  • Rob, You’re talking about Pat Venditte – he pitched in one of the last Spring training games vs. Atlanta in relief. The regulars loved it. Sabathia talked at length about it because he was apparently the only guy that didn’t know Venditte was coming in (he relieved Sabathia) and was apparently confused as hell when he looked up and saw the guy pitching from different sides.
    Last year he was 4-2 with 22 saves and a 1.87 ERA in single-A. He’s starting this year in single A.
    Take on him I believe is that he is not a very realistic major league prospect. He has some OK breaking stuff but a slowish and very straight fastball. probably great for ticket-sales in the minors though…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 8:15 pm
  • Ortiz with the hit & RBI. Maybe he’ll get a repreive from the Boston media now. For a week.
    Teixeira still has another series before returning to Yankee Stadium so hopefully he’ll get off the scheid too before the NY boo-birds get to him.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 8:17 pm
  • We threw a runner out?

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:18 pm
  • Po miffed on that hit-and-run play.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 8:18 pm
  • Ok – gotta catch a train home to my suburban existence. Have fun – see you all in an hour or so. Unless the Yanks are getting smoked…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 8:18 pm
  • IH, is that the same guy that got into the stare-down with a switch-hitter, where they both kept going back-and-forth between left-handed and right-handed for about 5 minutes? I remember seeing footage of that, it was hilarious.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 8:19 pm
  • I watched a video on that kid when he was pitching in college. In some regards it is too bad he is not major’s caliber. Would cause some havoc…definitely some flexibility in the pen.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:20 pm
  • Yeah Ath, that’s him. it was after that stare-down that they had to institute a rule for such situations. The pitcher now has to declare from which side he is pitching before the batter than has to step into the box.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 8:20 pm
  • Over/Under on how many days that RBI gets the media off Papi’s back? 3?
    It’s good to be back guys! I was at the first two games, damn it’s good to hear Remy and Don again tonight.

    LocklandSF April 7, 2010, 8:23 pm
  • Sorry for all the typos – my day started with conference call at 6am an I’m losing it.
    Yeah Rob – think about doubling a starter’s pitch-count. Or not having to worry about lefty-righty matchups for an ambidextrous relieiver. Tony LaRussa would have to come up with another reason to switch guys out constantly. Maybe matching skin complexions with the batters. Or something. OK good night – for now.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 8:23 pm
  • I loved Teix’s glove when he was a Ranger. I hate it now that he’s making plays like that for the pinstripes.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 8:24 pm
  • 1 hour and about 15 minutes since the first pitch and we are in the 5th inning.
    This is uncharted territory for all of us.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:27 pm
  • Great throw… but Granderson is too fast.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 8:30 pm
  • Safe steal by grander!

    Cole Parker April 7, 2010, 8:31 pm
  • I do not understand Lackey…his stuff is SO WEAK yet he is good. It’s maddening. How have we not scored 10 runs already???

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:35 pm
  • Man lackeys just got some serious stuff

    Cole Parker April 7, 2010, 8:35 pm
  • When he is getting bashed it is weak….when he is ahead it is Moyer-esc…i.e. Crafty…:)

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:36 pm
  • It doesn’t look like it…yet it is!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:36 pm
  • 3 hits in 5 innings…barf.
    Pettitte battling per usual thankfully, keeping us in it…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:37 pm
  • Ever since last post season lackey has just made nervous for my yanks. Oh well, new season

    Cole Parker April 7, 2010, 8:41 pm
  • If Jeter had thrown V-Mart out on that grounder the hole I would have shut the game off and gone out to the street and started running sprints.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:43 pm
  • Oh shit, Youk takes a glancing shot off the head.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 8:44 pm
  • That was not on purpose….

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:44 pm
  • Youk’s gigantic cranium has it’s own gravitational pull…therefore he gets beaned in the mellon more than most!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:46 pm
  • The commentators were just talking about how fatigue may become a factor just before that shot to the head.lol. Bout the commentators not the head shot

    Cole Parker April 7, 2010, 8:47 pm
  • The man does have a large sized grape

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:47 pm
  • There’s the Ortiz we know and love.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 8:48 pm
  • ANDY FIST PUMP!!!! Love it. Big K. We need runs. Bring it.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:48 pm
  • Pitching and defense is winning so far…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:51 pm
  • THAT was on purpose…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:52 pm
  • Jeets gets hit. Warnings all around.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 8:52 pm
  • BRAWL!!!! ;)

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:52 pm
  • Absolutely no need to warn both benches.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 8:52 pm
  • I don’t think that was on purpose either

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:53 pm
  • That’s BS, not on purpose?

    Cole Parker April 7, 2010, 8:53 pm
  • When we get hit, it’s on purpose…when the Sox get hit it’s an accident. It’s so clear people!!! ;)

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:54 pm
  • LOL at the camaraderie between Youk and Jeter

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 8:54 pm
  • C’mon Nicky, let’s get Lackey out and the yummy meat of the Sox’s middle relief in.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 8:55 pm
  • I don’t think so…I do not think that either pitcher was trying to hit the batters. The last two nights it has been the 5th-6th inning where the pitcher’s control has disappeared.
    Then watching Jeter’s reaction with Youk showed that IMO.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:55 pm
  • (I’ve been calling Nick Chunk but I really meant Sloth from Goonies…oversight on my part! He actually looks like a cross between Uncle Fester and Sloth)

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:56 pm
  • No Krueg, that isn’t what I was saying. Just pointed out that I don’t think either pitcher intended to hit the batters.
    Not exactly Pedro on the mound.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:57 pm
  • Tex is an automatic out until May-ish…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:57 pm
  • Dude, I was joking all around…not an indictment of you brother…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:58 pm
  • BB??? Solid…here comes AROD THE CLUTCH!!!! Make it rain dude…make it rain.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:58 pm
  • ok…no problem.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:58 pm
  • Alright A-Rod, just don’t make an out and Lackey will be out of the game.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 8:59 pm
  • Lackey’s only pitch that seems to working right now is off-speed.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 8:59 pm
  • That was a good one to crush…damn.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 8:59 pm
  • Damn, that was his pitch. Just got under it.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:00 pm
  • Beltre’s quick hands and the inning is over!

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:00 pm
  • I’m not saying anything.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:00 pm
  • Well timed DP

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 9:00 pm
  • Damn, the Yankees are getting zero breaks tonight.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:00 pm
  • Good play by Arod… it’s just not quite in time.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:03 pm
  • We create our OWN breaks baby…COME ON YANKEES!!! Plenty of innings left to do some damage…
    AND the thunderstorm rolls in and I lose the signal….F_CK!!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:03 pm
  • Over/under on how long until the Yankees release Chan Ho Park: 14 days

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:04 pm
  • If Drew cared more he would have made more solid contact on that.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:05 pm
  • I bet that’s it for Pettitte. Bent but didn’t break, as usual.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:07 pm
  • Wish I could see it…what happened???
    SIGNAL IS COMING BACK!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:08 pm
  • Alright, Schoenweiss had his time in the sun on Sunday. It’ll be different this time.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:09 pm
  • OK, we’re back…
    We need many runs
    all up in their grill and stuff
    do it now f-ckers

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:11 pm
  • Nada.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:11 pm
  • This is pretty cool: Schoeneweis has played for 7 different MLB teams over his career – he’s never worn any number other than 60.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:12 pm
  • HIP HIP….double. Man, I thought that was gone. OK, come on Curtis!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:13 pm
  • Every single person in the park knew that was coming…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:16 pm
  • Does that make Curtis O-fer with RISP so far this young season? I believe it does…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:17 pm
  • Sweet job there getting out of the jam. Helps that Curtis is just horrible against lefties.

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 9:19 pm
  • Damnit we should have had Posada at home. Tie game.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:21 pm
  • SQUISHY CARRYING THE MAIL BABY!!!! TIE BALLGAME!!! Awesome because the f-cking satellite just went out again…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:22 pm
  • …and we’re back. This is getting annoying.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:25 pm
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…CHAN HO SUCK!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:25 pm
  • Park is in, go ahead and chalk this one up as a win for the Sox.
    Baseball gods be damned.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:26 pm
  • I thought that was Mitre.
    Now I know that it’s Park, I don’t know that I’m relieved.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:26 pm
  • I really do believe that I could go in there right now, throw submarine, and have a better chance of getting outs than CHAN HO SUCK!!!!
    1 out. I can’t watch.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:27 pm
  • Now it’s Park’s nemesis, Pedroia.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:29 pm
  • Well I’ll be damned.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:30 pm
  • Chan Yes!

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:30 pm
  • OK, you bought my fandom for at least another game Chan Ho Decent…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:31 pm
  • Ath, you may have jinxed your boys!!! ;)

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:31 pm
  • OK, safely installed in front of the game at home. Nice to see the tie score. Bard looks v good in this first week.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:35 pm
  • 1-2-3 for Bard, Tex is up…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:36 pm
  • I’m safely in front of “searching for signal” IH…so pissed…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:36 pm
  • Damn. Nice contact by Teix but no luck. Will they throw Joba on back-to-back nights this early in the season?

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:37 pm
  • Tex is batting .000…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:37 pm
  • How r u following the game krueg??

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:37 pm
  • You missed Chan Ho Decent’s redemption inning IH…it was impressive!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:38 pm
  • Stupid ESPN gamecast…lame.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:38 pm
  • Wow – More Chan Ho. Should be…..interesting…..

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:39 pm
  • Now this is just playing with fire, Joe. You have better pitchers in the bullpen, don’t throw away your chance to use them.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:40 pm
  • Oh God no…just flashed back on the screen long enough to let me see Chan Ho throwing a pitch…then nothing…was it a HR????

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:40 pm
  • Nice CHP – if you can get Youks I’ll be thrilled.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:41 pm
  • Youk flashing some WTP

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:41 pm
  • Was that a sick catch by Grandy???

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:42 pm
  • No krueg – got a ground out to Cano and then a veerrrryyyy long fly out to Granderson. And he’s keeping him in even against Ortiz though Marte had been warming.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:42 pm
  • Why stay with Park vs. Ortiz? I guess they want Damo to pitch to Drew? I’m confused.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:42 pm
  • Wow Park getting by with tons of junk. On to the 9th.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:43 pm
  • Thanks IH…I’m back now just in time to see Papi K!!!! NICE WORK CHAN HO AWESOMENESS!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:43 pm
  • No krueg – he was playing youks deep and the ball barely reached the warning track. It was deep, but granderson didn’t even have to sprint. And CHP cuts through ortiz like butta. That’s nice stuff CHP. Props to Joe. We used Aceves and Joba last night and this early in the season we gotta throw guys out there. I am not one to question Girardi’s pen-management.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:44 pm
  • Time for ARod the Clutch???

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:44 pm
  • Chan Ho is coming out again in the B9 according to the Dave Eiland lip-reading crew at YES. Unless of course we can touch up Paps.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:46 pm
  • good scoop by youkilis. darn

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:47 pm
  • Lame.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:47 pm
  • Paps….smear??? ;)

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:48 pm
  • Gotta get ready for Top Chef Masters debut tonight. let’s go robbie.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:49 pm
  • I really like this defensive Sox team.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:50 pm
  • It’s the 3rd game of the season and Jorge’s helmet looks like it’s been through the trenches of Tora Bora.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:50 pm
  • So you’ve got papelbon. So what. We’ve got Chan Ho Park baby!!!!!

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:52 pm
  • Walk off Sox coming…oh well, we didn’t get swept so that’s good.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:52 pm
  • Are we really going to the B9th at 9:53 p.m. EST?

    Rob SF April 7, 2010, 9:53 pm
  • 8:53 CST!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:53 pm
  • Holy crap more Chan Ho Park?

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:54 pm
  • Yes Rob. But we could also be headed for a 15-inning epic…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 9:55 pm
  • Oh, this is just stupid. This isn’t a long-relief situation, this is a situation where the Red Sox can win the game with one swing.
    See what I mean?

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 9:55 pm
  • Drew on base.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 9:57 pm
  • Satellite…went…out…again…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:57 pm
  • At least I won’t see us lose…that’s cool.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 9:57 pm
  • Wow lots of WTP this inning.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:00 pm
  • I hear you Andrew. Not sure who’s warming…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:00 pm
  • Wow, I thought that was a goner, or at least off the wall.
    Park is playing with fire here.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 10:00 pm
  • All three at-bats this inning are a giant “TAKE PARK OUT” signal to Girardi.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:01 pm
  • I thought that was gone off the bat – esp in the short LF. Get through Scutaro please!!!!

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:01 pm
  • Marte warming

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:01 pm
  • Yes! BABIP LOVE!

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:02 pm
  • Chan Ho Animal…end of story.
    Bottom of our order.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:03 pm
  • Wow, 3 scoreless innings for Park, against the Red Sox, in Fenway.
    Alright Joe, you were right on that one.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 10:03 pm
  • Satelite out again…SURPRISE!!!!! I could kill someone right now.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:04 pm
  • I’m positive that the only way Park got through that inning was through voodoo and witchcraft.
    Paps out for the 10th.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:04 pm
  • Son of a bitch Granderson

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:05 pm
  • CURTIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 10:05 pm
  • GRANDY BOMB!!!!!! WISH I COULD HAVE FUCKING SEEN IT!!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:06 pm
  • Wow, we don’t have to see Marte next inning. This is awesome.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 10:06 pm
  • NOW it comes back…so f-cking annoying.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:06 pm
  • DANDY GRANDY!
    [just walked in; go yanks!]

    YF April 7, 2010, 10:07 pm
  • swish K. ugh.
    so far grandy not making anyone pine for jd.

    YF April 7, 2010, 10:08 pm
  • Apparently Sterling’s new and improved call for Granderson is “The Grandy Man Can”…it’s still from a musical, but one that’s not quite so obscure.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 10:09 pm
  • Damn! I missed the Grandy HR and it’s not even DVR’d. I’ll take it though. Not to overstate it but that is the tradeoff in going more defensive. The bottom of the Sox order is not as fearsome as the Yanks’. Let’s see if Mo can convert back to back. In Fenway. In April.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:10 pm
  • Good eye Brett!!!! STEAL A BASE OR TWO!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:10 pm
  • Yeah, time to take Papelbon out.
    Who’s left in the bullpen who’s actually any good, Okajima?
    Brett might as well steal right away.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 10:11 pm
  • GAME IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE?
    Screw you, mlb.tv. I just paid $120 for baseball and I want it damnit.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:11 pm
  • Gardner almost fell down and BARELY made it back to 1st

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:11 pm
  • Youklis missed the tag…had him.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:12 pm
  • thought they had him but i guess they just missed the tag. deserved to be out.

    YF April 7, 2010, 10:12 pm
  • Okajima pitched in both of the first two games. Would be surprised to see him. Is MDC still on the Sox?

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:12 pm
  • Gardner almost picked again. But annoying the hell out of Paps. Awesome.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:13 pm
  • These are some close pick-off attempts.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:14 pm
  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! ;)

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:14 pm
  • Daniel Bard pitched both games too but he still came in tonight, IH. Though I agree with you regarding Oki, since we’re stretching things thin now.
    Ramon Ramirez was warming up earlier, if anyone pitches it will be him.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:15 pm
  • “the grandy man”? oh good lord.
    wearing down paps. this is clearly gonna come back to haunt the sox in september.

    YF April 7, 2010, 10:15 pm
  • SAFE!!!! Excellent…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:15 pm
  • Gardner had it by a mile. Good pitch to steal on too. come on jeter – single to right. you’ve done that before…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:16 pm
  • BB…COME ON SLOTH!!!! Time for your first hit…

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:16 pm
  • BB Jeter.
    good point Ath – forgot about Bard’s load.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:17 pm
  • I don’t know krueg. I’ll take another BB – or HBP!

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:17 pm
  • jeter bb.
    exits paps, bs.

    YF April 7, 2010, 10:18 pm
  • Who’s coming in? Someone who might be susceptible to a double-steal i hope?

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:18 pm
  • Scott who?!?!

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:19 pm
  • BS? He gets a loss, not a blown save, right?

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:19 pm
  • Has Nick Johnson swung a bat this season? Seriously.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:21 pm
  • You gotta crush that Nick. Damn.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:21 pm
  • BASES LOADED FOR….Tex. Too bad it isn’t May-ish.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:22 pm
  • RBI for Tex…still no hits but we’ll take it!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:22 pm
  • Another walk. And then Teix with the dribble RBI.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:23 pm
  • Clutch-Rod???

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:23 pm
  • Barf.
    ENTER SANDMAN!!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:24 pm
  • Mo vs. top of the Sox order. Glad it’s 2 and not 1 run…

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:24 pm
  • Prediction: that extra run is going to prove the difference.

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:26 pm
  • 1 out. 15th best 1st baseman right there baby!!!!

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:27 pm
  • Nice play Teix.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:27 pm
  • 2 outs.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:30 pm
  • Pedroia drops down a good foot during his swing. Don’t understand how he is able to make such good contact so often.
    2 outs.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:30 pm
  • VMart is gunna go yard

    Atheose - SF April 7, 2010, 10:30 pm
  • VMart is gunna go back to the dugout…as the 3rd out.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:32 pm
  • We’re going to miss this guy so much it’s ridiculous.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:32 pm
  • YANKEES WIN…THAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!!
    I cannot believe we won the first series of the season in Fenway. F-cking awesome.

    krueg April 7, 2010, 10:33 pm
  • Andy Pettitte, Chan Ho Park, 7 Curtis Granderson – players of the game. Good way to start the season fellas! Thanks for hanging through it all Atheose, Krueg. good night.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:33 pm
  • Man, I can’t believe they won a series in April, at Fenway.
    Great start.

    AndrewYF April 7, 2010, 10:34 pm
  • start spreadin’ the news.

    YF April 7, 2010, 10:34 pm
  • My tickets arrived yesterday and the Yankees won an April series in Fenway. My baseball universe is very much in order.

    IronHorse (YF) April 7, 2010, 10:35 pm
  • Well of all the times I’ve seen the Mississippi waste implode on himself, this one ranks right up there with the most predictable.
    My hatred for Papelbon runs deep.
    I’m thinking that Theo ignored a vital part of this team in the bullpen. Outside of Papelbon (sometimes) and Bard (all the freaking time), the arms are either old and busted or too erratic to throw striks (looking at you MDC).
    Moves will have to be made to fix this, or they’re going to lose a lot of games that the starters should have won. Cant give the ball to Bard 100 times this year.

    Brad April 8, 2010, 8:29 am
  • As an aside, and not sure it’s mentioned above, but Granderson is the only person in baseball to have 2 HR against Papelbon.

    Brad April 8, 2010, 8:33 am
  • Didn’t Bard give up the tying run though?

    krueg April 8, 2010, 9:16 am
  • The difference in this series ended up being better bullpen performance by the Yankees.
    Dis Theo all you want, but on paper the Sox have a whole lot of pitching talent in that bullpen. Trading one of your best young relief pitchers to Martinez, who is not the long term solution for the Sox at catcher, was a mistake in my opinion.
    Mariano Rivera is a freak. Thank god he’s a Yankee.

    El Notational April 8, 2010, 9:40 am
  • My first foray into HTML tags was a failure…
    Mo is God was my point. Seeing alot of striked out text. Gulp.

    krueg April 8, 2010, 11:32 am
  • Fixed, had to unpublish from the iPhone Krueg.

    SF April 8, 2010, 11:41 am

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