Six-Five, Two-Thirtyish, Right-Handed Pitcher: Yanks-Sox Gamer

That’s most of what the trio of Josh, Phil and AJ have in common.  Beckett is having one of the best seasons of his career.  Hughes is… well, he’s.. um… let’s just say he’s glad Burnett makes so much money that he takes the brunt of the wrath directed towards the Yankees starters.  Outside of a clunker in Seattle, Beckett has been great lately and has turned in a few performances that have been positively stellar this season.  As for Hughes, the Yankees went on to hit three grand slams in his last start but not before Oakland hung six runs vs. eight outs.  Let’s see what it all means.

Lineups follow, Comment away.

NY Yankees
B. Gardner lf .266
D. Jeter ss .293
C. Granderson cf .274
M. Teixeira 1b .249
R. Cano 2b .306
N. Swisher rf .272
E. Chavez dh .275
E. Nunez 3b .268
F. Cervelli c .275
P. Hughes 6.46
 
Boston
J. Ellsbury cf .312
D. Pedroia 2b .307
A. Gonzalez 1b .342
D. Ortiz dh .313
J. Lowrie 3b .270
C. Crawford lf .253
J. Reddick rf .281
J. Varitek c .234
M. Scutaro ss .272
J. Beckett 2.43

61 comments… add one

  • This one could get ugly.
    Our only hope is that Joshy is off his game.
    Hughes is going to get annihilated

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:04 pm
  • Here we go…

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:09 pm
  • Leadoff single for Gardner…

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:15 pm
  • Jeter bunts? Why not let Gardner steal???
    1 out.
    Gardner to 2nd.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:16 pm
  • Granderson K’s.
    2 outs.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:18 pm
  • Tex predictably goes down without a whimper. 2 K’s for Josh.
    0-for-2 with RISP after 1.
    Here comes Hughes. Gulp.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:22 pm
  • Beckett does take forever. Wow.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:23 pm
  • K’s Jacoby. Blew it by him too.
    That’s a good sign.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:27 pm
  • 95 mph

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:27 pm
  • Ratatouille singles…

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:28 pm
  • Gets Yo Adrian to fly out…2 outs.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:32 pm
  • Ratatouille?

    rootbeerfloat August 31, 2011, 7:32 pm
  • K’s Papi. no damage.
    Nice.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:35 pm
  • K. Blows away Cano. 1 out.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:40 pm
  • Since this is an ESPN game, I thought it would be blacked out on MLB.tv but it isn’t. Very happy.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 7:41 pm
  • Swisher grounds out meekly…2 outs.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:42 pm
  • Chavez flies out to deep center. 3 outs.
    I don’t even think Beckett has broken a sweat.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:44 pm
  • Grounder to Tex. 1 out.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:47 pm
  • Double for Crawford. Double.
    Here we go.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:48 pm
  • Liner to Curtis. 2 outs. Crawford stays at 2nd.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:49 pm
  • I was secretly hoping that Hughes would drill Tek in the numbers first pitch, just for the hell of it.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 7:50 pm
  • K’s Varitek.
    2 solid innings for Phil. So far so good.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:50 pm
  • Can’t waste an easy out though.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • I dunno what just came over me. I’ll be stoppin’ wanna be startin’ somethin’.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 7:52 pm
  • Eduardo Suuuuuuuuave…leadoff double. Hustling like a mo of and beats the throw.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:55 pm
  • Nunez with a double.. good throw by Crawford, just a hair late.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 7:56 pm
  • I dig the new attitude ag. Getting ready for the Sabres…

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:56 pm
  • Cervelli looks like he has never seen a breaking pitch before.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 7:57 pm
  • Cervelli gets Nunez to 3rd…although he was running…1 out.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 7:57 pm
  • Yes, Krueg, a chill in the air.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 7:59 pm
  • K. 0-for-3 with RISP so far…nice job Gardner. Not.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • Captain Clutch. Seeing-eye RBI single…
    1-0.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:01 pm
  • Jeter steals 2nd…

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:02 pm
  • Curtis walks. Maybe pitching around him to get to Tex? I would. 2 outs, 1st and 2nd for Tex…i.e. 3 outs.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:05 pm
  • Weak groundout.
    Color me not surprised.
    Fool me once. Shame on you Tex.
    Fool me about 500 times? Shame on me.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:07 pm
  • The inevitable Hughes meltdown begins…
    2nd and 3rd with no outs…
    Hughes won’t make it out of this inning.
    Game. Over.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:12 pm
  • 1-1. 1 out. Dude on 2nd.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:15 pm
  • 2 outs. Yo Adrian lines out to Curtis.
    IBB to Papi. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs…for Lowrie.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:17 pm
  • 1-2.
    Game over.
    Good night.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 8:18 pm
  • Finally got power back tonight after losing is here in Virginia due to the bitch known as Irene. At least I didn’t have it to watch that painful offensive performance. I turn it on just in time to see Beckett meltdown and give up a nice 4-1 lead.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 9:33 pm
  • And the painful offensive I was talking about was last night’s.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 9:34 pm
  • Jacoby with the 2 run bomb in to the monstah seats to retake the lead.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 9:46 pm
  • Beckett back out for the 7th. Let’s hope this doesn’t go bad…

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 9:47 pm
  • Looks like they are going to let them face Grandy

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 9:48 pm
  • Nasty FB to K Grandy looking!

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 9:50 pm
  • Beck gets Tex to pop out to Pedoria at the mound to get the 1-2-3 inning.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 9:51 pm
  • Bard in for the 8th.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:05 pm
  • Nice play by Scutaro to take away a hit by Cano.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:07 pm
  • Nice pick by Pedoria on a rocket by Swish to get the second out of the 8th.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:10 pm
  • Nasty 85mph slider by Bard, that’s just unfair to hitter.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:11 pm
  • Bard follow it up with a 97mph FB to K Chavez swinging!

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:12 pm
  • Oh Captain, My Captain with the 2-run jack to the home bullpen!

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • Ok Paps, think that this is a save situation and go 1-2-3 and finish this one.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:24 pm
  • Elevating fastball to get the 1st of the 9th.

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:26 pm
  • 2 down

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • yucko. what a stinker.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • 3 pitch K and it’s done. With A.J. going tomorrow we have a better than even chance of taking the series. Nice pitching by Beckett (other than that one fuck-up inning). Papi, Teck and Jacoby with 2-run jacks and some other nice timely hitting. I can’t wait for the ALCS!!!

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:31 pm
  • 3 pitch K and it’s done. With A.J. going tomorrow we have a better than even chance of taking the series. Nice pitching by Beckett (other than that one fuck-up inning). Papi, Tek and Jacoby with 2-run jacks and some other nice timely hitting. I can’t wait for the ALCS!!!

    BillsBurgSF August 31, 2011, 10:31 pm
  • Getting beat Tek.. ugh.

    attackgerbil August 31, 2011, 10:34 pm
  • Well that was fucking pathetic.

    DustyDrB - YF August 31, 2011, 10:36 pm
  • I would be more angry if I weren’t completely expecting that result.
    The Sox are vastly superior. Period.
    3-11.
    About to be 3-12 when AJ gets bombed for about 8 runs in 2 innings.
    We are a Wild Card team with 1st round exit written all over us.
    Oh well. Maybe next year.

    krueg August 31, 2011, 10:42 pm

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