Snowball Effect: Sox-Yanks Gamer V

Yes, it has come to this. The Yanks have dropped 4 straight to the Sox, 7 straight overall, and find themselves in the AL East cellar. A calamitous season opening from the starters, due to injury and plain old ineffectiveness, led to an overused bullpen (except for underused closer Mariano Rivera). Now the bullpen is tired out (except for Mo, who’s rusty), and the starting staff is still unreconstructed. Alex Rodriguez, who has personally carried the team, has cooled off a bit. Bobby Abreu has been rally death. The back end of the order dormant. The papers are sniping at Torre. You get the feeling the team may never win again, and today they throw rookie Jeff Karstens to the Red Sox wolves. Longtime nemesis Tim Wakefield goes for the Sox. He’s given the Yanks fits over the years; they really need to make something happen against him today. Certainly, it’s not hard to imagine Alex getting back on track against a floater over the plate. We’re hoping for a big day from him, and hope the rest of the team follows suit. Comment on all the action right here.

[Ed. note: This post by YF; sorry for the confusion]

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    Anonymous April 28, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • SF…”we” hope Alex and Co. get back on track against Wakefield’s knuckler? Huh?

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • Lineups:
    NY
    Johnny Damon DH
    Derek Jeter SS
    Bobby Abreu RF
    Alex Rodriguez 3B
    Jason Giambi 1B
    Hideki Matsui LF
    Jorge Posada C
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Melky Cabrera CF
    Jeff Karstens RHP
    Bos
    Julio Lugo 2B
    Kevin Youkilis 1B
    David Ortiz DH
    Manny Ramirez LF
    J.D. Drew RF
    Mike Lowell 3B
    Coco Crisp CF
    Doug Mirabeli C
    Dustin Pedroia 2B
    Tim Wakefield RHP

    YF April 28, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • “Tim Wakefield goes for the Sox. He’s given the Yanks fits over the years; they really need to make something happen against him today. Certainly, it’s not hard to imagine Alex getting back on track against a floater over the plate. We’re hoping for a big day from him”
    SF – We assume you’re hoping for a big day from Wake, no?

    mp April 28, 2007, 2:45 pm
  • Sorry about that D1; I was logged in on the wrong account. (Heh heh heh)

    YF April 28, 2007, 2:46 pm
  • “Ed. note: This post by YF; sorry for the confusion”
    OK that makes more sense. :-)

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 2:47 pm
  • There’s a post over on the Lohud blog where folks are suggesting good sites with game threads for today. Now, i wouldn’t feel quite right going over there and promoting yfsf myself, but if one of our good readers happened to suggest it….ahem….hint…might not be the end of the world….

    YF April 28, 2007, 2:50 pm
  • This is about as good an offensive linup as the Yanks can post against a righty. Giambi plays in the field, and Melky should add some defense up the middle.

    YF April 28, 2007, 2:52 pm
  • Fitting that it’s NFL draft day and the Yankees are throwing a guy out there with an ERA that looks like a score from a Jets game.

    attackgerbil April 28, 2007, 2:54 pm
  • Gerb – OUCH!

    Andrews April 28, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • For the record, here are the opposition lines:
    1. Julio Lugo, SS — 1 for 3 against Karstens
    2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B — 2 for 2, 2B, BB
    3. David Ortiz, DH — 2 for 3, 2B, HR
    4. Manny Ramirez, LF — 0 for 3
    5. J.D. Drew, RF — 0 for 2, BB
    6. Mike Lowell, 3B — 1 for 3
    7. Coco Crisp, CF — 2 for 2
    8. Doug Mirabelli, C — No plate appearances
    9. Dustin Pedroia, 2B — No plate appearances
    1. Johnny Damon, DH — .261/.327/.500 against Wakefield
    2. Derek Jeter, SS — .321/.356/.469
    3. Bobby Abreu, RF — .286/.296/.357
    4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B — .254/.47/.492
    5. Jason Giambi, 1B — .177/.305/.367
    6. Hideki Matsui, LF — .158/.238//342
    7. Jorge Posada, C — .236/.358/.418
    8. Robinson Cano, 2B — .238/.238/.476
    9. Melky Cabrera, CF — No plate appearances
    People always say Wakefield does great against the Yanks, but he’s 9-13 with a career 4.60 ERA (overall 4.20 career ERA). He had high ERAs against them in both 2005 and 2006. Maybe it’s the reverse-Pedro effect?

    Paul SF April 28, 2007, 3:31 pm
  • There was as story on ESPN radio today that Damon may hit the DL due to major back pain. Surprised to see him in the lineup.

    SF April 28, 2007, 3:40 pm
  • Damon said it hurts to stand and he’s going to see his chiropractor in Florida on Monday. Apparently he’s also had calf problems and a messed up hammy. Gotta give him some credit for gutting it out…but you have to wonder how long he can be productive.
    But Boston was SO STUPID for not giving him $52MM!!!!

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • Here we go

    Rob April 28, 2007, 3:56 pm
  • Oh no…this is definately not good for the Yanks if Karstens cannot go.
    Igawa warming up?

    Rob April 28, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • Holy S!! Did that hit him in the nuts?

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 3:57 pm
  • Not sure MM….I think maybe the inside of the knee or thigh.

    Rob April 28, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • Jeff Karstens is really ugly. He looks like Gilbert Gottfried crossed with a young Emperor Palpatine. Gah, he’s scary to look at.

    SF April 28, 2007, 3:58 pm
  • I’m no Yankee fan, but good to see that this guy is OK.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 3:59 pm
  • Looked like the knee.

    SF April 28, 2007, 3:59 pm
  • Glad to see that he got up.

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • OMG! Some actual insight from McCarver.. i’m… reeling… must… find…water…

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:01 pm
  • Iggy Time!!!

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • Youk! Early bingo. 2 on for Papi/Manny.
    And the Yankees go to the pen early!! Here comes Kei.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • Karstens looks like he is going to get yanked.
    Igawa up next..not sure if this is going to bode well for us.

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • So, does Igawa get as much time to warm up as he wants? Not to be callous, but I don’t think he should. If they wanted to take Karstens out because of injury they should have done it after he was hurt, not after he gave up a hit…

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • I feel bad for the kid. He may be a Yankee but that HAD to hurt alot.. and to get yanked must make it feel worse. Not that he SHOULD feel bad.. he shouldn’t – but players, being what they are, will feeel bad anyway.

    Dionysus April 28, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • Yeah, I’d have preferred Karstens to stay in since…he sucks…and Boston sprayed liners all over the park last time. I just have this sh*tty feeling that Igawa’s going to do what crappy lefthanders always do to Boston and shut us down.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • Good question, MM. If the injury is related to the previous injury time-out, you’d think that would be different than if he suffered a new, separate injury.
    On the other hand, who cares — Igawa was already loosening so he shouldn’t need too long to get ready, and it would be lame for the Sox to complain, frankly.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • Sunglasses on the mound?

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • Just. Un. Be. Lieve. A. Ble.

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • Well, difference in performance remains to be seen, but there’s not much of an “ugly” dropoff going from Karstens to Igawa.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • Just hope he’s ok.
    I’d rather have faced KArstens then Igawa.. Igawa has, at times, showed some talent. And we suck against lefties we haven’t seen before.

    Dionysus April 28, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • The Yankees are just generally pitching ugly. That is, they pitch ugly and their pitchers are ugly. Igawa continues the parade of lookers.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • SF – I agree, it probably doesn’t matter how long Igawa takes to warm up. Again, I wasn’t trying to be uncaring, just curious about how the umps would rule.
    We’ll see how Igawa handles pitching after the team has shown zero confidence in him.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • YF:
    Shouldn’t it be un be liev a BLEH?

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • The rule allows a new pitcher brought in for injury as much warm-up as he wants. I don’t know how a rule for an “old” injury would work- would you have to notify the umpire that your guy is hurt, but he’s staying in?

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • Good start for Igawa. Lousy job by Big Papi.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • Iggy Iggy Iggy! DP!

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • I am going to be pissed if we let them off the hook today

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • Well, Igawa does well there. Just a terrible job by Papi, totally impatient.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • Manny is really missing hittable pitches, regularly.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • Manny is having a hard time hitting the toilet right now.

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • Igawa is missing his spots- not a good sign for the Yanks.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • Though Manny has missed a couple of fat fastballs, he’s at least made Igawa throw a few pitches.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • Manny walks. Three baserunners so far this inning.
    Boy Drew has shed some BA points in the last 7 days, hasn’t he?

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • BB to Manny. Lots of SF complaints about Manny, but he looks awfully dangerous to me. Iggy doesn’t give in to him there with the lefty Drew on deck.

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • How many pitches is Igawa normally good for?

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • What in the world has happened to JD in the past week? He looks LOST up there.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • Manny missed maybe one or two fat ones…but…he also fouled off some good pitches. Basically, he never looked like Igawa was fooling him any.
    Drew swings through a crappy pitch…dammit. Still, Igawa looks awful so far, Papi DP notwithstanding.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • Just came in – what’s going on with Karsten?
    Or Joe just gone crazy?

    Lar April 28, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • Awful at-bat from Drew, showing no ability to understand the lefty. Drew’s looked pretty bad lately.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:17 pm
  • K for Kei! Looked like a fastball inside half. Nice pitch. Hard to complain about that job from Iggs.
    Still trying to wrap my head around the idea that our starter lasted 2 batters and no outs. That’s short even by Yankee standards!

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Bad news for Manny if Drew continues to struggle: he’s going to see NOTHING, not even enough to get him out of his own slump.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Drew fouls off a really fat hanger…
    Yeah, he looks like sh*t all of a sudden. Slumps suck…but they happen.
    Not too worried, though I’d have preferred a few innings of Karstens before Igawa.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • Lar, Lugo ripped the FIRST PITCH of the game and hit Karstens just above the knee. He stayed in to pitch to Youk, gave up a linedrive single, and then got pulled. Bad luck.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:20 pm
  • Feeble swing from Damon, popup to Lugo. I wonder how much pain Johnny is playing through right now. Based on reports, he’s got to be suffering.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • 80mph Fastball? I cannot remember ever seeing that get thrown.

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • “showing no ability to understand the lefty”
    SF = Superharsh
    Damon flies to right, showing NO ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTY. Or maybe he just popped out.
    Jeter infield hit off Lowell.

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • Jesus f*cking Christ. Another goddam error, Buck’s an idiot, that is NOT a hit. Unbelievable.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • hmmm. maccarver and buck think that was a hit. i’m really surprised by that.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • Jeetah! SB.

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • Rob – I know Wake has a 80 mph fastball only because it’s very annoying to face him in MVP baseball!

    Lar April 28, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • WTF? Is Lowell looks terrible on that tweener – error all the way. McCarver and Buck saying they think it was a hit, but Lowell did everything wrong on that one, not reading it off the bat, hesitating, then botching the short hop. Not an easy play, but Lowell turned it into an impossible play.
    Of course, Wakefield doesn’t ever pay attention to baserunners, and Jeter smartly takes advantage.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • SB! I like the small ball. Though small ball doesn’t pitch, unforunately.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Abreu walks. Alex time!!! I call dinger.

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Just saw Yogi give the Yankee’s lineup on FOX.
    Although I’m a life-long SF, I’ve thought for a while that Yogi hasn’t ever gotten the credit he deserved as a ballplayer. Everyone goofs on him, but he was a great, great ballplayer. Look at the MVP voting during his career: he was ALWAYS in the top 5.
    Bill James has written about this, and he blames it on all those anecdotes that Joe Garagiola used to tell about Yogi, and how he just looks like he was put together with spare parts.
    OK- that’s the last apology I’ll ever make for a Yankee….

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Abreu’s been our version of Drew though – slumping so badly.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • No disrespect to Wake, but I never feel comfortable watching him. I always have this sense that the game could be out of hand in like six minutes.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Its going to be a long day if Wakefield isn’t getting calls on pitches directly over home plate.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Abreu walks. Alex time!!! I call dinger.
    Wow, way to go out on a limb there, YF.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • Lowell’s been Renteresque this year…

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • Strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out!! YES!

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • YEAH! Strike ‘em out throw ‘em out! Nice throw by Dougie!

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • the disappointment i speak of……
    did anyone in the world see him getting a hit there. strike em out throw em out. DP.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • I agree SF…if the guy is on he is extremely dangerous.
    On that K’s ARod and Belli throws out Jeter

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • And thank you, Alex and Derek. K/out stealing at third, the Yankees run themselves out of the inning. Risky play with the knuckleballer.
    Muchas gracias.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • Sooth! Not! Strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out. Unreal. For goodness sake the Yanks are torture. They should play this on hi def at Gitmo.

    YF April 28, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • Fair to say A-Rod’s mortal again? Still probably going to end up one of the best Aprils of all time, but I for one am not as terrified when he comes to the plate as I was last week. Now it’s more of an intense uneasiness…

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • There is NO WAY that first pitch to Lowell was a strike.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • Like I said…terrible lefthander = bane of Boston’s existence.
    Except for Chase Wright.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:30 pm
  • Jeez, did the Yankees slip the home plate ump a bag of money telling him to sweeten the strike zone, give their pitchers a break?

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Well…uhh…great job there Doug.
    That came right after I said to my roommate, “Doug flails wildly at a breaking ball.”
    Didn’t expect it to be quite that wild.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • Cutting out – got to take the toddler to the park out here in Brooklyn. Proudly flaunting my Japanese Sox shirt that the ‘rents brought back from Tokyo. I’ll report back on any static from the locals.

    SF April 28, 2007, 4:35 pm
  • Big K by Wakefield. I think that was Wake’s best pitch so far, judging by Cano’s reaction. Hopefully Wake is finding himself a bit here.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:46 pm
  • Wake gets out of it! Nice, and here come the big guns for Boston.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • Yeah. Did Cabrera actually put a good swing on it? Gameday says he lined out; I was watching the Pats’ pick.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • Pats select Merriweather/S from Miami

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • Can someone hit one of Igawa pitches?

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:53 pm
  • This is getting painful, no one seems to be able to put the sweet part of the bat on any of the pitches.

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • and Big Papi grounds into another easy double play. UGH! Never though I’d say this, but he’s killing us today. Igawa isn’t going to be able to get away with walking this many guys in the long run though.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • Igawa rolling. This is f*cking humiliating. Like I said: Would have been MUCH more fun to face Karstens for a couple innings.
    And here’s your lefty f*cking specialist to face Ortiz. Igawa misses location BADLY, AGAIN, and Ortiz hits a nice little grounder. Unbelievable.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • Don’t think anyone can criticize Torre’s bullpen moves (move) at this point.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • Maybe Igawa can be that lefty specialist that Myers is not. Well, it’s a very expensive one, but if we actually make it to the playoffs, it’s not like he’ll be starting..
    (Though we started Wright last year, so go figure..)

    Lar April 28, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • Oh, has he been off today, d1? I don’t have the benefit of visuals right now…

    Devine April 28, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • Wake walks another

    Rob April 28, 2007, 4:58 pm
  • Same with Wake, actually. Wake’s been walking and the Yanks have even been stealing bases. Unforunately, not taking enough advantage of it..

    Lar April 28, 2007, 4:58 pm
  • Yeah…just a little. He’s hit the mit…a couple of times…and gotten lots of outs/foul balls on pitches he missed either way up or all the way on the other side of the plate. That ball to Ortiz was supposed to be low and in, it ended up down the middle. Low, though, which I guess was the important thing.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 4:59 pm
  • Not gonna lie…even after winning 4 in a row, losing to Kei f*cking Igawa would really piss me off. So they best start taking advantage of his, uh, crappiness.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • DP again. Grumbles.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 5:02 pm
  • I wasn’t sure if Manny caught that or not

    Rob April 28, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • A-Rod just misses. Little more of the nice part of the bat and that thing’s gone. Nice play by Manny to make the over-the-shoulder catch in LF; Wake got away with a pretty bad pitch there.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:04 pm
  • It’s been escape artist city thus far. Did Manny have to run that one down or was he positioned deep?

    Devine April 28, 2007, 5:04 pm
  • We need to produce. NOW.
    Or at elast work the fraking count. Get to the bullpen.

    Dionysus April 28, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • Wow, Igawa actually hasn’t given up a hit yet. Knocks on wood.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 5:10 pm
  • Alright, I need to shut up.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 5:11 pm
  • Where was that?! This ump has a painfully small zone for Wakefield. I think sometimes he’s getting fooled on pitches. He’s missed some pitches that really looked like strikes.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:20 pm
  • Not happy about the walk to Matsui…the hell was wrong with the ball-4 pitch?

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:20 pm
  • Nice, I walk back in to see Wakefield throw BP.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:21 pm
  • How did that not go foul? Impressive hitting by Posada.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:21 pm
  • That fourth ball to Matsui was outside, no question.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:22 pm
  • Knew they’d take advantage at some point…

    Devine April 28, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • Wakefield getting his typical run support. Once again, the team is forcing a guy who is almost guaranteed to make a 2 or 3 run mistake every game throw a shutout. It’s not fair to Wake.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:24 pm
  • I sometimes think that umpires get fooled by Wake’s knuckler just like batters do

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 5:24 pm
  • That’s the equivalent of throwing a changeup into a lefty’s wheelhouse. It was off the plate but who cares, it’s moving 60 mph. Meatball.
    Wakefield still deserves to win this game. (How many times we gonna say that this season?) There’s NO excuse for not having put up at least a couple of runs, or a couple of HITS already. Winning four in a row doesn’t make up for looking like crap against a guy who usually doesn’t know where his pitches are going.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:24 pm
  • Either Posada is setting on the opposite side of the plate to confuse Red Sox hitters or Igawa has no idea where its going.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:27 pm
  • I bet when Pedroia plays Playstation baseball, he always uses the full power swing.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:29 pm
  • Lugo rips one, right at Cano. So NY has luck back on its side, too. Great.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:30 pm
  • Another highly productive inning by Sox hitters.

    Rob April 28, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • This sucks. Even when we do hit this guy’s crap on the money it goes right at someone. Only down by two though, so this one isn’t over yet, fellas.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • d1: Wake doesn’t deserve to win this ballgame right now. Igawa is doing fine, even though he’s totally unimpressive. He’s made some good hitters hit poorly, that’s not entirely the hitters’ fault.
    But certainly the Sox should be doing better. Igawa simply isn’t this good. Them’s the breaks, I guess.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • Kinda harsh on Wake, don’t you think SF?

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • Question: if the Yankees go on to win this game, and Igawa pitches into the 8th, Rivera saves it, how many “that was the effort that may have rescued the season”-type hyperbole are we going to read tomorrow?
    It will be nauseating, I have no doubt.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • What? No, not harshing on Wake at all. But he’s getting outpitched, and the Sox are getting outhit. So he doesn’t deserve to win the game, like D1 said. But he’s pitched fine, and the Sox have done nothing for him. I wasn’t crapping on Wakefield: the fact is that he is prone to the two or three-run bomb, so if the Sox get shutout when he’s pitching (and their struggles with him on the mound are like clockwork, at least it feels that way) then they are sunk.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • Sorry, SF- I mis-read your post.
    I’ve always loved Wake: he doesn’t complain, eats up a ton of innings, and can usually be counted to hold the other team under 4-5 runs.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • SF – Igawa’s warming up (at least for the last inning or so) but I don’t think Wake is so bad. A few unlucky shots (some errors by Lowell) and stuff. The bomb was just fair.
    Eh, I don’t know.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • that was clearly a hit by jeter. right tim and joe?

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • I just let fly a stream of obcenities so as to frighten my cat into running into the other room. Lowell has GOT to make that play. He’s just got to… thats terrible.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • I take that back: Wakefield hasn’t pitched fine. 80+ pitches in 4 innings. Four walks, four hits including a homer, (Lowell helping with his second error, JESUS), so a ton of baserunners even without the errors. Wakefield has not pitched well enough to “deserve to win”, by any stretch.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Lowell is killing us today

    Rob April 28, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Jesus, who put the concrete in Lowell’s glove??
    Thanks, Bobby!

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Wow.. Thanks, Bobby. What was he doing there?

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • just back from taking the kid for a walk. i’d be thrilled about being up by 2 but it seems we’re always up by 2 but lose.
    and look at that. bunt into a force at third to welcome me back. FEH!

    YF April 28, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Lowell doing everything he can to f*ck Wakefield.
    And I still blame Boston for not at least managing a couple quality ab’s. He does not have overpowering stuff, and they should at least be fouling off some pitches…
    Bobby Abreu…wow.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • One swing and this game could be over.
    Come on, Wake.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • did you really think he was gonna do something there? strikes out.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • A-Rod K’s on three pitches with runners on. Theres the A-Rod I know and love.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • TB down seven in the 6th, Toronto has already lost.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • What is Abreu doing? I was just going to say our own “JD Drew” is up.. but this is even worse. Well, at least it’s better than the double plays..

    Lar April 28, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Giambino, take yer base. All on Hideki, here.

    YF April 28, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • Walks the bases loaded…Matsui up

    Rob April 28, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • wake is 1/16th japanese, which is like kryptonite to matsui.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • Wake’s 100th pitch sent right to Crisp for the third out, Yanks leave three.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • Grrr. Matsui strands ‘em. Not a bad swing after he looked bad on that ball up in his eyes.

    YF April 28, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • Phew.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • Pats draft pick trivia:
    Safety from Miami Meriweather noticed a suspicious car parked outside his campus home at 6:30 a.m. on July 21, 2006, and when he went out to investigate with teammate Willie Cooper, an assailant crouched next to the house, jumped up and shot Cooper in the buttocks. At the time, Meriweather pulled a pistol out of his pants pocket and fired three times. He had the legal right to protect himself and his property, so police pressed no charges.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • Carp on him for his inefficiency all you want, SF, but Lowell alone has cost him a good 15 pitches, and 2 runs allowed in 5 is still technically the best start a Boston starter’s had against NY thus far. Unless you weight innings-pitched heavily.
    Igawa misses location and induces the popup. THIS is why I am frustrated. He misses, and good things keep happening. Credit pitch selection, I guess?

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • ha ha. maccarver is talking about the yankees hoping they can get far enough in the game to hand the ball to mo. please. pretty please.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • Giambi! Web Gem. Or at least Web Zirconia.

    YF April 28, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • I guess this happens to every team. Things seem to be lined up for a good offensive day, and wham, the last guy you’d expect to do it shuts you down. Props to Igawa: he’s made the Sox look bad, whether the Sox have helped him out is irrelevant.
    What are the chances that the Sox win 5 in a row from the Yankees, anyhow? We can’t get so greedy here.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • OK I for one do not feel comfortable enough with Mo’s recent struggles to actually want to see him in the ninth in a save situation…
    Good pitch to Ortiz there…

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • Web gem? The soft bigotry of low expectations, YF. For shame.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • There was an intentional non-intentional walk if I ever saw one. Drew has GOT to help out Manny!

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • Igawa walks Manny again. Not a bad idea to pass on him with Drew on deck, and it works again.
    Igawa looking great. Maybe he should be benched more often.

    YF April 28, 2007, 5:54 pm
  • Other thing…when a guy walks 4 in six innings, you expect some modicum of success. If I were a YF I’d be incredibly pissed off right now, too, regardless of the lead.
    F*ck you Drew. Both our RF’s are black holes right now.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 5:54 pm
  • Yeah, Ayuh, like I said earlier, Manny’s gonna see nothing as long as JD Drew hits like he’s hitting. He’s in a terrible slump.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:54 pm
  • i’ll take my chances against a guy with 12.50 ERA any day. respect be damned. they really should have picked up his extention. he’d be more effective if they did.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 5:55 pm
  • when a guy walks 4 in six innings, you expect some modicum of success. If I were a YF I’d be incredibly pissed off right now, too, regardless of the lead.
    Make that 4 hits, 5 walks, 2 errors. So 11 baserunners in 5 innings and only 2 runs. (Like I said, how does Wake deserve to win this over a guy who has pitched six innings, given up 1 hit, K’d 6?)

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • WHERE WAS THAT 1-2 PITCH TO POSADA!? I’ll tell you where it was: It was right over the center of the plate!
    I think I need to calm down…

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • Wake hosed on that 1-2 pitch. Posada should have been rung up. New life.

    SF April 28, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • And on the 3-2 that could easily have been called a strike too… Its hard to not walk people when you can’t get anything called a strike.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • Gotta agree with you SF. Have to give Igawa credit for coming through in a tough spot.
    I’ve seen this before- bring a guy in without a chance to get nervous beforehand.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • i really don’t understand that mentality, sfs. you’ve seen wake enough to know what he does: he gives up a walk, he gives up a hit, but he frustrates the crap out of the opposition. personally, i have a bit more sympathy for the players on both side. igawa may not be a star, but it can’t be easy for a lefty to hit that slider. give drew and papi a break!

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • What mentality, YF? Not sure what you are referring to.

    SF April 28, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • 88 pitches for Igawa. I say send him out for the 7th, since it’s Lowell, Crisp, Mirabelli (though probably a PH)..
    Still, let’s roll on the offense.. where are those 7 run games?

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • You know, considering the hitting, the number of guys Wakefield has walked, the fielding, and the umpiring at the plate, its a damn miracle that the Sox are only down 2.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • it might be something the yankees should consider. start your bullpen guy’s. you gotta try something at this point.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:03 pm
  • That bobble by Wakefield now at least costed him a run.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:03 pm
  • 3 morons all converging on the ball and no one could at least dive for it?

    Rob April 28, 2007, 6:03 pm
  • …all I meant was that he was keeping NY off the board…peripherals aside, that’s something no other Boston starter had done. Wasn’t a slight against Igawa. Let it go; Wakefield’s been sh*t, that better?
    I’m more frustrated by the idea of losing to Kei fricken Igawa then anything else…and I don’t understand why I have to give him any more credit then I gave Robinson Tejeda or Tomo Ohka. Scrubs pitch good games sometimes.
    Always nice to see a pop-fly fall between three fielders. Definitely not our game today.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:03 pm
  • total cheese. velveeta in fact.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • “If I were a YF I’d be incredibly pissed off right now, too, regardless of the lead.”
    “how does Wake deserve to win this over a guy who has pitched six innings, given up 1 hit, K’d 6?”
    the stuff about Drew is above.
    Anyway, Melky drops one in on a bloop. Wake retires for the afternoon.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • Wow, what a cheapie. You reap what you sow, though. Too many walks, baserunners, pitches in a short stint. Not the best effort from Wake, by any means. It can’t be easy to have to be perfect, though.
    Perfect time to cut out as the game looks like a major uphill climb. I am off to dinner with the Mrs. for a much-needed “date”.
    Later, everyone!

    SF April 28, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • That was Melky’s first extra-base hit this season. And he totally earned it…

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:05 pm
  • I agree with D1. Doesn’t seem in the cards right now. Of course, things can change quickly, but right now I’m discouraged.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • I still don’t get it, YF. If your team has 11 baserunners in 5 innings and only scores two, that has to be frustrating. I also don’t understand why you are critiquing the fact that I think Igawa deserves better than Wakefield this game. And Drew is in a big slump right now, which is hurting Manny’s chances of seeing good pitches.
    I am not sure what “mentality” that reveals, other than the fact that we are paying attention.

    SF April 28, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Damon pops out against Donnelly.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Yeah I’m confused too…we both said you guys have gotten kinda unlucky in terms of offensive output, or at least, the team’s been unable to take advantage of a lot of baserunners. I mean hell, Melky’s popup was only the first hit you’ve had w/RISP. Stuff like that always frustrates me.
    And Jeter follows up with an infield single. Ughhhhhh.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:10 pm
  • One out and there’s still a shot, but even the hill they have to climb already is steep.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:11 pm
  • my point, as seen throughout this thread, is that sfs are being awfully unforging, both to their own as much as the yanks. “3 morons converging on a ball.” the nasty stuff about drew–the game isn’t easy. yeah, i wish the yanks had 12 runs, but they don’t because wake made some awfully big pitches (see: rod, a.) well, that and a few other ithings……
    it’s just surprising how harsh sfs have been here ALL DAY seeing as they’re in first place and working in a season sweep! lighten up.
    Jeter beats one out! Jeter.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:11 pm
  • WHERE WAS THAT?!?

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • Game gets out of hand in 3…2…1…
    Or Alex pops/grounds/strikes out.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • Abreu gets a couple of borderline calls and the bases are juiced for His Alexness.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • I actually agree with you there, YF. We could afford to be a little more cheerful…but “162 games, 162 seasons” is not a lie for me, at least. I kinda live and die a little with every game.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • I don’t know. This is totally frustrating – I mean, obviously against Boston, this game can change in a hurry.
    I’m sick of “could’ve” won this game. Let’s effing win this game!

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • Abreu just took strike three and now he’s on first. This ump sucks! (in no way am I blaming the umpire for the score, just observing that he really missed that call)

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • My question is.. if he hits a home run, but the Yanks win X-0 for some X, will people call that HR meaningless?

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • Some people would, Lar, but I don’t believe that for a second. A hit here is a chance to bury the opposition. It ain’t nothing.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:17 pm
  • dis-a-ppointing clap clap clap dis-a-pointing clap clap clap
    a magical two weeks it was.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • And he pops to short on a ball that would have left the yard a week ago. Just a bit off now.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • You can almost feel the tension in the air; “He carried our team for two weeks, but he’s left the bases loaded twice and seems to be slumping now…boo? Not Boo? BAH!!! SO CONFUSED!!”

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:19 pm
  • Devine – ya, as a YF, and with the recent bullpen meltdowns, these aren’t piling on runs, these are huge runs!
    Ya, too bad ARod pops out. That looked like a good pitch to hit..

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:19 pm
  • Here’s hoping Joe decides that Proctor or Farnsworth could use some work and brings one of them in after somebody works a walk…

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Wow, I don’t think I have been at all harsh or grumpy, YF. I think you are off-base with this generalization.
    Is this what set you off?
    I guess this happens to every team. Things seem to be lined up for a good offensive day, and wham, the last guy you’d expect to do it shuts you down. Props to Igawa: he’s made the Sox look bad, whether the Sox have helped him out is irrelevant.
    What are the chances that the Sox win 5 in a row from the Yankees, anyhow? We can’t get so greedy here.

    Or was it this OUTRAGEOUS statement:
    What? No, not harshing on Wake at all. But he’s getting outpitched, and the Sox are getting outhit. So he doesn’t deserve to win the game, like D1 said. But he’s pitched fine, and the Sox have done nothing for him. I wasn’t crapping on Wakefield: the fact is that he is prone to the two or three-run bomb, so if the Sox get shutout when he’s pitching (and their struggles with him on the mound are like clockwork, at least it feels that way) then they are sunk.
    or this completely nonfactual one?
    Yeah, Ayuh, like I said earlier, Manny’s gonna see nothing as long as JD Drew hits like he’s hitting. He’s in a terrible slump.
    Get off your high horse, seriously.
    And with that, gotta go to dinner.

    SF April 28, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • It’s kind of annoying to keep hearing “3 hit shutout”. Igawa only gave up one of those hits, of course!
    Though it only means something if we hold on..

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • MM: I think the umpiring has been shoddy this whole series. Last night it was just terrible, though I don’t think it hurt the Yanks any more than the Sox. It did effect the game, though, and that is something umpiring should not do.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • ARod becomes ERod.

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • E on Alex. McCarver doesn’t agree again, but that was surely an error, moreso that the Lowell botch in the first, which was a more difficult play.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • lets get to the bullpen this inning. you know what i mean. the real bullpen.
    a-rod takes over lowell spot in the box score. joe and tim don’t think it was an error…..to my surprise.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • Phew!! We’re still in it… A-Rod flies out.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • Bruney’s in. Was hoping Igawa got another out.. ah well!

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • Crisp through the ballboy’s legs! Held to a single, but Igawa leaves with 2 on and 0 out. All still, a fine effort from Iggy, though, as usual, the Yanks perfectly positioned here to blow a lead late.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • tim maccarver’s kid cant make the play on the fair ball. way to participate in the game kid, can you pitch?.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • “MM: I think the umpiring has been shoddy this whole series. Last night it was just terrible, though I don’t think it hurt the Yanks any more than the Sox. It did effect the game, though, and that is something umpiring should not do.”
    Agree completely. It’s hurt both sides equally, but I hope the Stadium’s Questec is being put into use.
    Stupid ballboy…figures, he tries to make a boneheaded play and, purely by virtue of his own ineptitude, it gets through his legs. See, I can pick on anyone; Yankees, Sox, umpires, or ballboys. ;-)

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • That’s the Bruney from week 1! Ks Dougie.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • Hinske pops to Alex. Bruney effective, throwing gas for strikes.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • A fat fastball and Hinske pops it up. Ugh.
    I’m about as lucky to come up with a clutch 2-out hit in a Yankee-Red Sox game as Julio Lugo is.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • That was just piss poor. Par for the course today for the Red Sox who really haven’t done anything well today.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • And he gets Lugo to roll into the easy 6-4 fc on an 0-1 fastball down the middle, that set up by a surprise first pitch curve/slider also right over the plate.
    Nice pitching from Bruney. That’s what we saw beginning of the season.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Who pitches the 8th for the Yankees? Is Joe gonna let Bruney handle SIX whole outs by himself, or inexplicably throw Henn/Proctor?

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • we gotta keep this at a three run lead to ensure we see mo.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:34 pm
  • Romero’s a mop-up guy. We’re punting this game…can’t say I’m thrilled about it, but I guess I’d rather not burn anymore quality relievers.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • pinch runner for giambi in the 7th. i’ve seen this before somewhere.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • yes. rivera is getting loose. gotta like our chances.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • I hate JC Romero. You guys complain about Mike Myers…he’s miles above this PoS.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:41 pm
  • No chance for the DP. According to McCarver, this was entirely Romero’s fault, and as much as I hate Romero, it clearly wasn’t. Man in the booth, is a complete and total waste of oxygen.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:43 pm
  • …Romero pitched well…my vitriol was perhaps a bit premature…am I the only one left here, because with Farnsworth coming in I don’t think this game is over.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:46 pm
  • I’m still here, D1. I haven’t given up yet.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:48 pm
  • So it begins..

    Lar April 28, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • Good start by Youk. Smart baserunning too. I know Papi has grounded into two DPs, but I think you play it smart there.
    Come on, Big Papi!

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • This game’s still definitely possible to win. Getting much tougher with each out of course, but let’s keep watching.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • Yoooooooooook! Way to get things started.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • Ortiz vs Farns: 0/5, 4 K. Ouch.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • How long before Farnsworth gets removed?

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:52 pm
  • Okay…
    Come on Manny…come on Manny…come on Manny…

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Come on, Manny! Time to get going!

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Yankee Stadium should pipe in really mellow, happy music to help settle Farnsies’ nerves. Maybe the Barney theme song, “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family…” Might help make him feel more at home.
    Manny vs Farns: 1/3, 1 K.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • JD Drew vs Kyle Farnsworth: 5/8, 3 HR, 1/2 K/BB. NO F*CKING DOUBLE PLAY MANNY!!!!

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Excuse me, folks, I’m cowering in our linen closet.
    please please please please please please……

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Got your wish there, d1.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Crap!

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Well, he didn’t hit into the DP……. shit

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • The middle of our order just sucks today.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:56 pm
  • Yes! Manny ks! Drew 6-4.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:56 pm
  • I love how the matchups NEVER f*cking pan out. This team is so goddam unclutch; how the hell are we winning games with a .180 Manny and a slumping Drew?
    Lowell: 4/17

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 6:57 pm
  • Pitching.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:58 pm
  • Yes! It’s a start.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • Lowell single the other way. Now up by 2.

    YF April 28, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • Lowell!! YEAH!

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • Crisp: 0/3 lifetime
    All Farns needs to do is throw fastballs. Crisp’s meat.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • come on torre. push the panic button. bring in the mo-town buffet.

    sf rod April 28, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • I just don’t believe all three of those strikes were strikes, is all.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • That was outside by a foot. Unbeliveable. Just unbeliveable…

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • Crisp Ks looking on a pitch that looked well outside, ejected after the bat and helmet toss.

    YF April 28, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • I don’t blame Coco there; Froemming’s strike zone has been 6 inches outside all day.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 7:03 pm
  • Crisp got f*cked.
    And he’s ejected. May as well have pinch hit there, now we get all the sh*tty defense after none of the offense.
    Oh yeah…Pena? 3/4 lifetime with a homer vs Farnsworth. Dead-red hitter vs dead-red pitcher. F*cking Francona.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • This is going to sound like sour grapes, but this is the worst job behind the plate that I’ve seen all year. I can’t believe how awful that call was. That and about eight other pitches. I think I would’ve reacted the same way as Crisp. F’n Ridiculous.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • “In fairness to Crisp that third pitch was farther outside than the other two.”
    It may have been, but the salient point was that ALL THREE OF THEM WERE OUTSIDE.
    Good job by Farnsworth to keep throwing the ball there, by the way. If the ump is going to give you a pitch that is unhittably outside then you best keep throwing it there.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • Snyder mowing through the Yanks.

    YF April 28, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • Froemming’s an idiot. Every game I’ve ever seen him ump there’ve been complaints from both teams, and this is no different. I will say that the third-strike pitch looked more outside then the first two, at least to me…
    Whatever, can’t blame the ump for everything. Go Snyder! Looks really, really good so far! Least our bullpen’s still been stellar.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:08 pm
  • That quote above my previous comment was by McCarver, by the way.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:08 pm
  • Jeter up the middle for a single on the infield. Another 3-hit game.

    YF April 28, 2007, 7:09 pm
  • Torre has to bring in Rivera next inning, just for psychological purposes. If he doesn’t, he’s telling Rivera “I don’t trust you as my closer”

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 7:09 pm
  • You defintely can’t blame the ump for everything. Thats true, but in a close game like this, its unacceptable to kill one team’s rally with a series (not just one, a series) of terrible calls.
    In case y’all haven’t guessed, I’m really steamed here.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • Please don’t let A-Rod come up…nope.

    Devine April 28, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • McCarver now wants to mandate league wide yoga. Good luck with that.
    Abreu flies to left to end the 8th. Jeter now hitting around .345. What else is new?

    YF April 28, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • Now let’s just hope A-Rod has to come up…

    Devine April 28, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Most pitchers say consistancy is what matters. I can’t speak to the previous ab’s, or whether Froemming was giving just off the plate like that all game, but if he was…it was Crisp’s job to adjust.
    Now, that first pitch to Abreu was a strike. And I’m still pissed about the Crisp ab, even if I don’t sound like it.
    I’ll be ecstatic if we manage to cuff Mo around a bit, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. Oh well.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Apparently, FOX doesn’t have the “Directly Above and Behind Home Plate” camera angle. I wish I could see just how outside those pitches were.
    I hope they’ve got Questech on today.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Yeah, the game’s almost certainly over. Here we go…

    Devine April 28, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Torre has to bring in Rivera here because he’s Rivera! He’s the Yankee closer. My guess is his troubles are the result of rust. He’s barely been used this season. I’m happy to see him come in. The Yanks need him, so better to get him righted sooner rather than later.

    YF April 28, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Varitek: 9/27, 1 2B, 1 HR
    Cora: 2/5
    Lugo: 2/10, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2K

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • Lets see if Tek can do anything with Rivera.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • D1 – I think Froemming was consistent, in that he was giving the pitcher that outside pitch all day, and taking away the low one. Pretty much the mid-80s sideways strikezone.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • Yeah! Way to start it off, Tek!

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Tek gets on but his bat breaks. Looks like the cutter’s moving better today. Can’t say I’m particularly excited quite yet.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Please tell me Cora isn’t going to bunt. We’re down by 2 not 1.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • 0-2 – that was a nasty cutter

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YF April 28, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Good play by A-Rod. F*ck. Like I said before, Mo’s fine.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • MO IS BACK!!!!!!
    SO ARE THE YANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OFF THE SCHNEID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YF April 28, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Well that really sucked. Congrats to you YFs on breaking yr losing streak.

    mattymatty April 28, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Yanks out played us. Congrats, Yank Fans… y’all needed this one.
    Who knows what tommorrow shall bring? Still a long season.

    Dionysus April 28, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • Terrible pitch to Youkilis but he pops it up to end the game. F*cking miserable…the 4 in a row doesn’t make this feel any better.
    A liner off the starting pitcher’s knee and a completely out-of-nowhere performance from a guy who just lost his place in a damaged rotation saves NY from another loss. Ugh.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Yanks outplayed the Sox today, that’s for sure.

    Ayuh - SF April 28, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Oh…and yeah, they outplayed us; Boston still can’t buy a clutch hit. Exciting game, at least.

    desturbd1 April 28, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • Karstens has a broken leg, by the way.

    SF April 28, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • amazing he actually kept pitching with it for one batter.

    sam YF April 28, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • Ya, Boston’s middle sucked all week. I’m not saying this to troll, but because I have Manny and Ortiz in my fantasy league.. and they pretty much killed my week! (It’s a h2h league!)

    Lar April 28, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Ayuh – I think the Yanks out not suck the Sox. Terrible situational hitting on both sides..

    Lar April 28, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Situational hitting is basically impossible vs. a knuckleballer so I dont think we can hold that against them while wake was in. However, they didnt do a good job capitalizing on the chances the had against the pen.

    sam YF April 28, 2007, 11:44 pm

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