Stoplight Curt: Yanks-Sox Gamer XI

As noted in at least one publication this morning, the Red Sox have lost two games in a row for just the third time this season. In each of the previous two cases, Curt Schilling rode to the rescue and stopped the streak.

As noted in the game thread last night, the Sox lost the first game in each of the past two months, then went on to win at least 18 games each time.

As SF noted yesterday, the Red Sox need to win at least one of these games to keep the Yankees effectively at bay, more than 11 games out of the AL East lead.

I won’t go so far as to call this a must-win for the Red Sox, but a loss would indeed be concerning, particularly since the Sox played so poorly in a game that could have (should have?) won even with Wakefield’s struggles. There could be fireworks this afternoon, thanks to Scott Proctor’s ninth-inning headshot to Kevin Youkilis, intentional or not.

It’ll be Schilling, coming off his best start of the season, against Mussina, who has not looked anything like his potential-Cooperstown self this year.

Here’s your thread to comment on all the action, which I cannot see because the Astros are playing the Cardinals n FOX. Yuck.

330 comments… add one
  • just wanted to make a pre-game “posada like” explanation for why donnelly is gonna lose a ball up and in today. it’s clearly not going to be “intentional”, and if you think otherwise you don’t understand baseball. maybe the count will be 0-2 late in a blow out game, so everyone can agree there was no intent. just please don’t grossly overreact like us blind sf’s did last nite, because we were obviously wrong to do so. try to completely forget the fact that brendan has done this before, as we were told to do with scott. you guy’s (will) understand right?

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • slightly sox-centric intro there paul…

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • Jeter doubles off the wall

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • ARod down swinging at a split ends the Yankee first.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • Schilling Ks Arod to end the inning. Jeter stranded at 2nd.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • Nice splitter by Schilling to K Arod, stranding Jeter on 2nd after a one out double

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • Hey Gerb…I hecked out your web page this morning. Like the photos.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • DPod batting 2nd? This is an interesting development. Personally would have started Hinske over WMP.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • Lugo flies out to center.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:08 pm
  • Nie curve by Moose to start DPod off

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • DPod is rapidly becoming my second least favorite Red Sox (after Schilling)….dunno why, there’s just something about him that really gets on my nerves.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • Rob- I agree with you on both points. I think Pedroia has definitely played his way into the 2 spot- he’s really hot right now.
    I’m not sure why WMD, I mean WMP, is out there. I’ve seen enough of him on defense to be really wary of him in Fenway’s huge right field.

    Ayuh - SF June 2, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • Sam must not have noticed the letters at the end of my name… I’m painting today. That was a five-minute post. Sorry.

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • Ahhh, that’s why. McCarver: “…Feisty, plucky…”
    WTF? A warning on a breaking ball???…Absurd.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • OK…bullsh** already starts. Mussina throws a breaking pitch that was inside that was not thrown at Pedroia. Pedroia “looked” like he was leaning down and possibly in to maybe get plunked.
    Umpire heads to the mound to talk to MOsse about it. Not sure if it was a warning or not.
    DPod then send a hard grounder past Jeter for a single.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:13 pm
  • Yes it was YM. They are overblowing last night with players getting hit.
    Wasn’t like any of last nights ppitchers ha any form of control.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • No big deal Paul, just used to issues for both sides being represented for Sox/Yanks games

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • Ayuh..I actually quit Coppenhagen months ago. But when I see WMP in the lineup I have straight nic-fits.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • Nice play by Jeter to stay with the ball and turn the DP.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • Thanks, Rob, regarding the pictures. I haven’t given much attention to my personal site in some time, due to the kid, work, and YFSF.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Rob- I have nic-fits when I see WMP, and I’ve never used tobacco in my life!
    Nice recovery by Jeter to end the inning. But was that really a bad hop? It looked to me like it just rolled up his arm.

    Ayuh - SF June 2, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • I understand that Gerb. I saw an article this morning, your show you reference on your page BSG is done after next season. Actually made me sad to see that.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • I guess maybe it wasn’t a warning after all…Buck notes there was no sign given to the Sox dugout. Anyway it’s ridiculous to think that Moose, of all people, would start throwing at people. Still, it’s strange that the HP ump would go talk to him and not to Schilling when Schill almost hit ARod. Blergh.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • Ayuh..I have an 8 pack of nicorette gum sitting here with me for today’s game.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:20 pm
  • Maybe the Ump was getting some Economics pointers from Moose.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • Rob, yeah, I had mixed feelings about it when I read that next season is the last. There were a couple times last year where I was thinking that show had tanked, but I still like it more than any other TV out there.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • Melky. Wow.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • Wooo, the Melkman delivers!! 1-0 Yanks.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Melky muscled that inside pitch to send that just inside the right field pole.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Melkman says hi to Pesky’s Pole. =)

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Doug singles past a diving Lugo.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Minky with a shot up the middle.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Minky singles.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Shot to right field…I fumble for my nicorette and WMP cathes it.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • And Nieves flies out to WMP to end it.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • I was just about to make some snarky comment about the giant sucking sound of having Melky, Minky, and Nieves hitting.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 4:26 pm
  • It looked like they knew next season was the last Gerb..and that they were trying to cram as much as possible into it.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • Youk grounds out to 3rd

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:28 pm
  • This from LoHud Yanks:
    “I have the live FOX feed here at work- they replayed it between innings. I didnt hear what Cuzzi originally said, but he then told Moose that if someone sticks their elbow out again like Pedroia did, he won’t award them first.”
    Why didn’t the homeplate umpire just tell that to Pedroia at the plate, where Nieves would be able to hear it?

    Ayuh - SF June 2, 2007, 4:28 pm
  • Did anyone just see that Delgado moonshot on the in game highlights? Finally the guy is producing for my fantasy team.

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • In fairness to both Moose and Dpod. That was a knuckle curve that may have appeared to look like it was going to hit him and turned to put the meaty side of the body out to receive it.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Base on balls for Lowell.

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Semi-random question:
    Am I the only one who sees the resemblance between Moose and Jack from Lost? I mentioned it to my (Yankee fan) friendsd and they looked at me like I had 3 heads or something…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Beautiful DP!!

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • Lowell walk, Varitek with a GIDP to end the threat.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • Great, we hit into our 2nd DP. Obviously we did not learn from last night about what happens when you leave lots of people on base and don’t drive them in.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • I do like the idea of an umpire letting a pitcher know that he doesn’t need to be afraid of throwing a particular pitch. I don’t understand why he has to go out to the mound to do it.

    Ayuh - SF June 2, 2007, 4:33 pm
  • Not sure on that Jack/Moose thing YM. I see it and don’t see it.
    Put Moose on survivor to cut away some of that baby fat and we can evaluate it then.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:34 pm
  • Abreau singles to start off the inning.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:35 pm
  • LOL, Rob!
    Abreu with a single to start the 3rd.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • Wow…we manage to turn a DP.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:37 pm
  • Dude, Captain is kind of sucking lately…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:37 pm
  • Matsui Ks looking.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:39 pm
  • I wouldn’t say he is sucking. The guy has been so hot this year that with him cooling off a little it makes it look worse that what it really is. It looked early in the season that every pitch was about the size of a beach ball to him.
    Matsui goes down looking.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:40 pm
  • I am shocked, WMP with a leadoff double. The way that AB was going I saw him getting K’d as usual.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:43 pm
  • Rob- did that make you spit out your Nicorette??

    Ayuh - SF June 2, 2007, 4:45 pm
  • Ya, I was ready to chime in with a Willy Mo K-ena…Oh well. Crisp bunts him over. Lugo grounds out to score WMP and tie the game 1-all.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:45 pm
  • DPod pops out to ARod for the 3rd out.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • Let’s get it started A Rod.

    walein June 2, 2007, 4:50 pm
  • ARod groundout 6-3.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:52 pm
  • Jorge singles through the shift (!).

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:54 pm
  • Cano forces Posada at second.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 4:54 pm
  • Damn near Ayuh

    Rob June 2, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • Alright Melky, hows about another homerun? I would like that.

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • A hit’s good too. But come on, Dougie’s already used his allotment of hits today. Shoulda saved it.

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 4:57 pm
  • So whose this A Rod character they’re talking about? Seems like a whole lot of “controversy” surrounds him.
    I think I just heard Scott Boras consummate a relationship with himself.

    walein June 2, 2007, 4:58 pm
  • I think that 2-1 pitch was the best chance Minkster had.

    walein June 2, 2007, 4:59 pm
  • Well he hit that one pretty okay, it was just right at Crisp.
    Gotta hit more balls at Pena.

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 5:00 pm
  • Papi is due. He has not tagged anyone in 60+ ab’s. This would be a good weekend from my perspective to break out.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:00 pm
  • Andrew…no need to bring WMP in this.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • Blah, Minky strands two.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 5:02 pm
  • Moose walks Ortiz, no outs.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 5:04 pm
  • Manny lines that and drives Papi to 3rd.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • Rob June 2, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Manny doubles. 2nd and 3rd, no outs. Gulp.
    Uh oh, the tarp is coming out. I’m also out for a bit. Go Yankees!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Damn rain delay

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Well, it looks like some kind of delay is in our future. Not sure if this is a good thing for Moose or a bad thing. I guess if he comes abck and gets out of it it’ll be good…and if he doesn’t he’ll blame the rain.
    I think the Yankees might be better off just intentionally walking both Manny and Ortiz EVERY time they come up…even if the bases are loaded.
    McCarver’s smelled this one a mile away.

    walein June 2, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • Moose looks pretty un-sharp today. I hope this rain-break doesn’t make it worse.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • I’m kind of concerned for both pitchers coming back in after the delay.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:17 pm
  • anyone here in boston? have a forecast?

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 5:20 pm
  • I’d much rather take my chances with Lowell than a Youkilis out for revenge. He looked pissed that he didn’t get a hit his first time up. Walking him intentionally would probably piss him off more.

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 5:21 pm
  • Sam..I just looked at the Radar and it lookes like there are a few bands. The worst of it looks like it is over the city right now.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:24 pm
  • Tarp being removed

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:26 pm
  • watching the Cards and Astros…
    Mark Loretta hitting .469 this season with RISP.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • I just heard on the Red Sox radio broadcast (they said from the New York Times) that Clemens is missing at least his Chicago start from a groin injury. Anyone have details?

    Scott SF June 2, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • Nothing on ESPN Scott.

    Anonymous June 2, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • that is seriously messed up

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 5:34 pm
  • tyler kepner is reporting it on the NYT baseball blog ‘bats’

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • Nick-YF June 2, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • man it gets worse, igawa to replace him!

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • Wow…that suks for the Yanks. I wonder how serious it is?

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Youk walks. That may actually benefit Moose.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • Lowell singles to left, 2-1 Sox.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • Come on Toast!!

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • I like the way this lineup is set up. 2-6 is just a killer for pitchers. And Varitek’s not shabby either.

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • Ow crap…Lowell drives his shoulder into Cano. I (as a Sox Fan) will go on the record that it was not necessary.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Bit of a letdown when GameDay says “In play, run(s)” and it’s a GIDP. Still, 3-1.

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • How did Cano make that throw while getting knocked down by Lowell? Nifty.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • True Paul. Are you watching?
    WMP K’s…what a shocker.
    3-1

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • Wify Mo strikes again.

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • It was a good throw. Especially with what he was dealing with.
    I think the testiness is starting to rise to the surface with each game. Probably a good idea that after tomorrow they will not play for awhile. They definately (both sides) do not need suspensions for people losing thier marbles.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • Here’s hoping the rain delay takes something away from Schilling so we can get a couple back.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • Alright Curt, remember what you did sucessfully before the rain delay.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • the play was totally legit but if Arod had done that, what would the reaction be?

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • Joe Buck was dead on on his assessment. Stating if ARod had made the play Lowell did it would have been an eruption by the crowd.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • C’mon hypocrites, come out and say how gritty Lowell is. I dare you.
    I also don’t have too much of a problem with the play, it helps that they still made the doubleplay. Take that Lowell!

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • “the play was totally legit but if Arod had done that, what would the reaction be?”
    Sam…ever see Lord of the Flies?

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • Well, I saw they were rain delayed with 2/3, no outs, so when I heard play was resuming (Astros/Cards on in the background), I took a break to watch that inning on GameDay.

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • Abreu singles to right with one out.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • Jeter 543. Yuck.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Andrew…I staated above I did not think it was a necessary play.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Andrew, ever providing the voice of sensibility, avoiding the name-calling and crassness. Thanks!
    Wow, just when I was about to post something snarky about Curt not being able to get a clean inning after being given a lead, gets Jeter on the first-pitch GIDP! Two in one game for Jeter. When’s the last time THAT happened?

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • Oh I wasn’t calling you out Rob, just a preemptive strike. I assume all the smart Sox fans who took exception to A-Rod’s play will stay absolutely silent.

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • What irritates me about the play is that if the Sox took exception to Arod sliding into Pedroia then they should have made the effort to do that to ARod and not Cano.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • Lugo singles to left. Wonder how he managed that?

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • Paul – he had 1 gidp last night as well. That’s why the Yuck.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • Moose has just looked stiff today.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • Wow…Pedroia singles to right and moves Lugo to 2nd.
    The young lad is hot.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • Well, technically speaking, Abreu is doing his job as a lead-off batter today. In a small sample size he hits Schilling very well.
    In the a little bit larger sample size A Rod and Jeter don’t hit Schilling particularly well.
    I think this is the problem so far.
    Pedroia will probably be sad when the Yankees leave town.

    Anonymous June 2, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • What a bullet by Ortiz. Glad that Doug is playing first today.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:02 pm
  • The silly thing is there’s a 90% chance Mussina would be thrown out of the game if he hit Youklis by mistake here.

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • I’ll take it. Deep fly out.

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:05 pm
  • Youkilis made out! Does that actually happen?

    Nick-YF June 2, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Sox may regret that inning later.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Yes Nick…Nessie was spotted in Scotland this week.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:07 pm
  • Mussina looks like Cone did in his final season with the Yanks. He just doesn’t seem to have it anymore. Sad, because he’s one of my favorites.

    Nick-YF June 2, 2007, 6:07 pm
  • There’s video of both events.

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:08 pm
  • 1 pitch…1 hit
    Matsui on

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:08 pm
  • That’s the way I felt about Cone Nick.

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:08 pm
  • i’ll avoid insulting lowell with any number of appropriate cuss words, but he reminds me a little of arod, but a much lesser player…hmm

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • Schill…how about we start to listen to Tek. You had it your way and walked him.
    1st and 2nd, no outs.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:12 pm
  • Jorge.. wow. Yankees take the lead 4-3.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • Schill with his proto-typical one inning of sh** this season.
    This is what happens when you do not listen to your catcher.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • hip hip jorgeeeeeeeeeeee

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • Finally, 1 out.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • Hip-Hip-Jorge!!

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • Beat me to it, sorry to echo DC

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 6:19 pm
  • melkyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • WMP with no speed to try and run that down.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • Melky doubles. ummm Jason who?

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • no sweat by78…finally having some fun here…hope it lasts

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • menkyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Now Doug brings him home. We can thank Buck and McCarver for hexing the Sox pen with all their mindless prattle.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Ditto that. Yeah Doug E. Fresh!!!

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • I think Melky likes being an everyday player.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • We make this harder than it needs to be.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • If Nieves gets a hit here you know there is some extra luck workin today.

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • No, not even the dark magic of McCarver can make Nieves a better hitter.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • Aaarg…. it’s bad enough that I have to watch this with my father-in-law snoring in the other chair but now the game is irritating too…

    rootbeerfloat June 2, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • Nope, Nieves GIDP. Still, 4 runs nothing to sneeze at.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • Did anyone just see that commercial w/Damon to taking to Mauer?!

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 6:27 pm
  • Boston needs to start taking advantage of Mussina when he makes mistakes.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:27 pm
  • Pretty cool commercial BY.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • Yeah, the Pepsi one? I’ve seen it a couple of times.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • bloodyank – yes, that was weird…

    rootbeerfloat June 2, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • Lowell……homerun!!

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Rob – from your lips to Lowell’s ears :)

    rootbeerfloat June 2, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Lowell.. grr. Despite his body-check/elbow of Cano being completely legit, this home run means I now can not stand him.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • I have to say. Mike Lowell was hit on the wrist last night.

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Good job Mikey Moose. Ugggh.

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • Proctor up in the pen.
    TOAST!!!!!!!!
    …what are the odds of two more in a row…

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • Tek ties the game with back to back.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • Varitek destroys a homerun. Tied up. Oh well…time for the Yankees lights out bullpen!

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • here we go again….amazing…if the sox don’t win this year, it’s safe to say they never will again…blessed

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • I am going to run a errand and hope this inning ends at 5-5 when its over…

    bloodyank78 June 2, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Proctor in…who thinks he plunks someone?

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • That 0-2 to WMP looked pretty darn good.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:34 pm
  • WMP again K’s.
    Jorge did a good job last night when Youk got up hoppin mad.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:34 pm
  • I thought so also AG. He should have been rung up.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • Maybe WMP is doing so badly, the umps are giving him 4 or 5 strikes – we do that in coach pitch league sometimes.

    rootbeerfloat June 2, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • that is really funny RBF.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • Agreed Rob. I wouldn’t want Youk coming after me. He looks crazy when he’s mad. Like an extra from Braveheart.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • Lugo fails to advance the runner.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • Dpod with a long fly out to deep center.
    1 stranded

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • My six year old thinks Youk looks like one of his WWF action figures.

    rootbeerfloat June 2, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • Braveheart, Mad Max…same casting pool.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • Okajima up in the pen

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:42 pm
  • Rootbeer-
    Your six year old is correct!

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:42 pm
  • THAT WAS BULL$%^T

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Lowell leading the Sox with 11 HR’s
    K’s Abreau on the broken check swing.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Oh good. Piniero. We might get this lead back.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Bobby Abreu doesn’t come close to swinging and the Red Sox umpire over at third continues his Gary Sheffield inspired conspiracy against Bobby!

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:45 pm
  • oh no Piniero

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:45 pm
  • abreu controlled the head of the bat but it was halfway to the pitchers mound.

    Ric June 2, 2007, 6:47 pm
  • Captain, my Captain. Thanks, Joel.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • Piniero, you are a work of art. Way to hold the game to a tie.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • That just makes me laugh out loud…
    ag: Oh good. Piniero.
    Rob: oh no Piniero
    Classic.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • Bringing in Pineiro in a tie ballgame to face Derek Freaking Jeter: Stupid.

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • Leaving Piniero in to face ARod after Jeter has homered: Really f***** stupid

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:52 pm
  • AG, Whenever I see Piniero enter the game I see Tito waving a towel.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Do I get to call sooth on that? Or was it too vague?

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Remember way back when, Piniero was going to be the Sox closer? Ha ha.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • I check swing by definition is half-way to the pitchers mound Ric. What’s your point?

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • Someone tapped Tito on the shoulder and he woke up.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • A check swing by definition is half-way to the pitchers mound Ric. What’s your point?

    walein June 2, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • jeeetah

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:58 pm
  • so when is okajeemah [spelling] going to realize he is just dice-k’s caddy?

    dc June 2, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • my point? i was being sarcastic. he swung. even if he didnt, i dont care. it was ruled a k. anything else?

    Ric June 2, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • McCarver just explained to me that when a batter swings it’s a strike. I was foggy on that. Thanks Tim.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • I started shaking nervously watching WMP running to that fly out. Thankfully Coco moved over and took it away.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • McCraver is master of the obvious

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • Ortiz looked bad swinging at the 1-1 pitch

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:03 pm
  • Abreau obviously has watched the video: “Fielding with Willie Mo”

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Abreu’s bat may be getting better, but man he butchered that catch.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Walking Manny to get to Youk? Talk about picking your poison lately.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • IBB to Manny; Proctor to face Youk. This could be interesting.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • pick your poison. my guess is youk is due for some retribution.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:06 pm
  • Saying that Proctor is struggling after he was directed to walk Manny and puts two batters on is rather stretchy to me.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • Retribution? For what? He didn’t hit him.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • That walk to Youk is all stemming from last night.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:08 pm
  • loaded for this years “bill mueller thorn in yankee side” lowell.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:08 pm
  • I agree AG…I thought it was just high and in.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:08 pm
  • At a minimum he needs to drive one deep to knock Ortiz in.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • torre is gonna let him walk in the tieing run

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • as far as i know hitting the jersey is the same as hitting the man…at least as far as the scorebooks are concerned.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • Doug is hurt. Lowell kneed him in the back of the head.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • wow..Minky catches the the thigh to the back of the head.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Okay, all of the Sox fans that have been calling for blood, do you have enough now?

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Wow- Fox just showed that close up of Minky’s face. His eyes say “the lights are on, but no one’s home.”

    Anonymous June 2, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • I’m stuck with gameday here. What the hell just happened?

    Tom sf June 2, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • I couldn’t tell last night Rod. I didn’t think that it hit “him”

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Ground ball to 2nd, Cano throws to Jeter, Jeter throws to 1st, Minky went low to dig the ball out and Lowell’s thigh/knee hit Minky in the back of the head that allowed Manny to come around and score the go ahead run.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • sf rod, Proctor didn’t hit Youkilis. He came high and tight. Proctor was ejected. Luis Vizcaino came on to finish the at bat.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • He had the football player concussion stare

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Oh my god. That looked awful. Tom: Lowell ran into the back of Minky’s head on Jeter’s error.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Doug is really out of it. Probably a concussion. They’re taking him out on a medicart, but he is conscious.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Gameday says throwing error on Jeter.

    Tom sf June 2, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • mmy gues is a dislocated shoulder. Based on his left arm being held as such.

    walein June 2, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Lowell had better travel in a group while in NY.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Willie Mo up….great..K or DP ball here real quick like.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • I was going to say it may be a favor to the Yankees, but if he’s really hurt there is no humor.

    Tom sf June 2, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Yes it was ruled an E on Jeter Tom

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Yeah, Jeter had a tough spin to make the play. He threw to first on one hop. Doug tried to scoop it, but it was to the right of the bag. He bobbled the catch, and then the collision.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • He looked _completely_ dazed. Poor Doug. Gotta give credit to the fans, they gave him a nice cheer when he was carted off. Just hope it wasn’t anything very serious…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • He definately had the lights on, no one home stare.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • How come E on Jeter? Isn’t it a case of “don’t assume a double play”? Not that it matters much at the moment…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • Jeter mishandles the grounder. Error?

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • ag- check the box score HBP proctor. he was also awarded first base. you might remember that was were the posada conference took place.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • That should have been a double play. I can’t blame proctor for anything else in this game.

    walein June 2, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Coco with the RBI!!

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Jesus Christ. Is Torre out to punish Proctor or what? Captain isn’t helping, either.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Bruney in to face Lugo.
    No fear Yank fans, Lugo should end this.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • The Jeter giveth and the Jeter taketh away.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • SF Rod,
    It’s over, man. Let it go.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Well at least Piniero can’t come back in. Unless there is some obscure rule we haven’t heard of.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Jeter has 11 errors on the season so far? They’ll probably still give him the gold glove at the end of the year.

    Tom sf June 2, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • My bad, sf rod.. he was awarded the base, and it was Villone, but it didn’t hit him though.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • it was Villone that replaced Proctor that is.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • Shocking…Lugo with the Sac Fly

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • ym- it’s now become revisionist history though. people don’t even realized he got hit a day later.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Chickenhawk with a number single. WMP scores.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • does anyone here think Tim McCarver thinks that Arod should have covered 3rd on that Coco basehit?

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • DPod comes through and the wheels are off.
    I was wondering what happened to the Yankees I have been watching all year. They just showed up.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Well hopefully tomorrow we should have a good pitching matchup. This year Beckett has pitched well and Pettite has been solid even though he doesn’t get run support.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • It may just be me, but it seems like every time Yankees and Sox play on FOX, some shit always goes down. It’s the Curse of Joe Buck!!!

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • i just saw a lame all star game 2007 commercial- no sox, althoug best record. and im not mad in the least…

    Ric June 2, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Frankly, after seeing the Minky collision, I don’t even care if the Yanks lose this game.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • He should have covered third with the shallow fly ball.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Possibly YM…seems like something does happen.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • It is a lame all-star commercial. Giambi moving light speed fast to duck the board. The Yanks should be questioning his speed in the commercial.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • um was it just me or did a-rod take that to the groin? fox showed him running off the field grabbing groin grimicing.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • Rob I totally agree, i just didnt need McCarver to make the point 4 times in 10 minutes. I got it the first time. Its as if he is so proud of himself for realizing this that he had to talk about it multiple times.

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • for the record, the boxscore for yesterday’s game does show a hbp of youk by proctor…now i have to go because i think i hear a fat lady singing, and i have a slight pain in my groin…

    dc June 2, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Yes, the HBP was awarded. No, he wasn’t actually hit. The umps were preemptive because of the four earlier HBP.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • I can’t believe the way the Yankees just fell apart in that inning. Absolutely disgusting to watch. Gah. I need a drink.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • That looked a little low to Phelps

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • And now the plate is 6 inches wider. Phelps down looking.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • lowell has become quite the thorn. magic for okajima.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • This is why defense is so important. Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington NAtionals, last year, said (basically) “With the exception a few truly great plays ANYBODY can make great plays. It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. I just want to be able to make the plays I’m SUPPOSED to make.”
    Jeter blew the bullpen today.

    walein June 2, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • so the rule is even if he wasn’t actually hit with the pitch, the umpire can so declare it because of the earlier hbp’s and [we assume] warnings?….geez…only the sox could get that gift from the umps…the fat lady’s singing louder, i better go…ouch that damn groin…

    dc June 2, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Listening to McCarver and Buck is like watching Fouts and Musberger in the Waterboy.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Proctor grazed Youkilis’ jersey with that pitch or so they said.

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • A fatigued groin? That does sound like an odd injury.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • that’s what i saw sam, but my eyesight ain’t so good…i’m gonna see if i can sign on as an umpire…

    dc June 2, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • dc – I wasn’t aware of any warnings having been issued. The HBPs I saw were Lowell and ARod; both were just tight pitches; ARod _barely_ got touched by it. Lowell’s was on the wrist. Pretty standard stuff really.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • I have to say….McCarver decides to get all “inestigative” about Clemens’ ‘fatigued’ groin. Buck realizes that McCarver is coming un-hitched…moves onto other topics in a way.

    walein June 2, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Ramirez goes down swinging.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Not watching live right now…what’s this about groin injuries? What else can go wrong?

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Brian Cashman and Joe Torre are officially finished unless we win IT ALL.

    walein June 2, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • That may work out better for Roger starting things off with Pittsburgh.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • mccarver came unglued as an announcer years ago, and joe buck’s not exactly his dad…so i assume fox just can’t get anybody better….

    dc June 2, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Ortiz’ ground out bounced up and hit ARod in the pills. Tough hop. He made the play, and jogged back to the dugout, but it looked like he was saying “ow”. He seemed fine though.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Appears the hitting streak for Youk will come to an end.
    Lowell to the plate

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • hd is a beauty thing even if it’s the YES feed. proctor hit his left sleeve, a space formally ocupied by his face. the ball changed directions.
    i get that you guy’s over it, i will be too after this series is over.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • dc–
    that’s true…but I have to say…Buck has been handling McCarver pretty well the last 2 years.

    walein June 2, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Lowell has been Clu Heywood this game.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • it was a good run youk. fun to watch and oh so productive.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • *sigh*

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 7:50 pm
  • Joe Torre just said ( and I’m a master liip-reader) “…he throws a fast ball right down the middle…”
    you infer what you need….

    walein June 2, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • exactly how I felt last night AG

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Ah, there’s nothing quite like watching Luis Viscaino. So consistent.

    Nick-YF June 2, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Thakns, Gerb. I was scared someone else suffered a bizzare and season-ending injury. Wouldn’t surprise me at this point.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • That past inning was one of the most embarrassing I think I’ve seen from the Yankees.
    Poor Mientkiewicz.
    Poor Proctor. Guy had to get about 8 outs that inning. Got two should-have-been double plays.
    And whether he deserves it or not, Mike Lowell’s karma took a couple hits today. Karma cares not about blame, only action.

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • I would say the earlier Lowell action with Cano was questionable/uncalled for.
    The Minky play was at no fault of anyone. That was just a wierd play.
    Of course by Monday on the talk circuit Lowell will be characterized as Pac Man Jones body guard.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • In a way, it’s Jeter’s fault Minky got KOed. If not for that horrible throw, he’d have had time to make the play/get out of the way. Thanks Captain! Two errors and two GIDPs in critical spots do not a Cap’n Clutch make. Grrr.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • mike lowells bat took a couple of hits today.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • I can see where YF’s would get hacked off at Lowell for the play on Cano, but you have to give him a pass on the injury to Mientkiewicz. Lowell was just running through the bag, and Minky leaned back into his way, trying to recover the ball. No one is at fault.

    Anonymous June 2, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • don’t start the moral judgement debate on lowell. you don’t want to defend your 3rd bagger. one guy plays the game the right way, the other doesn’t.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • No, the Minky play was definitely not Lowell’s fault. He was just running hard to avoid a DP. There was nothing he could’ve done in that situation.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • st rod- ha good one!

    Ric June 2, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Both teams giving the fans thier monies worth. Our games last an etra half hour longer than the normal MLB game.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • I wasn’t blaming Lowell in the slightest for the Minky play, it’s just irony that it’s the same guy who tackles Cano.

    AndrewYF June 2, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • Some Sox fans are sore winners.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Congrats, Sox fans.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • Until toorrow night Ladies and Gents.
    Everyone get some rest, I think we are going to need it.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • FWIW, and not seeing the play except in slomo, I have no opinion on it yet, the in-studio FOX commentators said Lowell’s play wasn’t dirty.
    Just passing that along. As I said, I don’t have all the facts/replays at hand. Also fwiw, I didn’t see a problem with the A-Rod/Pedroia slide.
    I am soooooo glad the Sox pulled that one out. I was sure they were gonna lose. Nothing like refreshing GameDay with paint-stained fingers every 15-30 minutes to see the score…

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Tomorrow should be interesting. Hopefully Pettitte is on his game…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • I agree Andrew; the 1st base thing was a fluke.
    The shot he gave Cano was pretty rough, but he was standing right in the basepath so it’s fair as far as I’m concerned.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • strong win for the Sox. I don’t like baseball today.

    walein June 2, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • The thing with the Lowell/Cano play, was that it looked like it was slowing to a halt, then all of a sudden, WAM, Lowell shoves Cano to the dirt. On the other hand, when you’re trapped like that, how else are you going to break the DP? I can see both sides…

    Paul SF June 2, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • ym- i don’t want to be. this series has taken on some kind of snobish air about who’s in the right. it sours me.

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Paul, yeah, he put some mustard on it, but I like rough and tumble baseball.

    attackgerbil June 2, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • No one is in the right. Everyone will cheat as long as they think they’ll get away with it. Accidents happen. Pitches get away, people get hit occasionally. The end.
    Sorry, YM is in a foul mood right now.

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Ill make the point again. If Arod did what Lowell did everyone would go nuts. I dont mind the play just the double standard in the way its covered and precieved. Oh well…

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • Lowell in his interview after the game says he was taught to do that to Cano while a minor in the Yanks system. Yankees fault ;-). Okajima’s first win, his hometown of Kyoto….still sleeping Saturday night off. Beer with breakfast!

    kyotofan June 2, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Holy crap, they taught him to take out Cano specifically? Talk about planning…

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • /snark
    I’d better leave :)

    yankeemonkey June 2, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Thanks for the good-natured snark YankeeMonkey. Made my day. Only been up twenty minutes, but so far, so good. Sayonara.

    kyotofan June 2, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • sam- of course it would be seen diferently if a-rod did it. he has a history of being involved in shady plays. wether it was a clean play or not, had a-rod been involved, people would question it based on past indiscresion. that’s why you shouldn’t question it with lowell. he has no track record. the same applys for proctor. he has a reputation, so naturally sf’s raise a brow. mike is a good guy and a solid professional. that’s his reputation

    sf rod June 2, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Next thing will be if there is a play at home people will whine if there is a collision. New rule: if a fielder occupies space between a baserunner and the base, it is imperitive that the baserunner ask permission “with sugar on top” to proceed to his base.
    Lowell did not elbow or puch Cano in the ‘nads, so there is no comparison. Also, Pedroia was not between Arod and the base on their collision.

    Tom sf June 2, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • puch = punch

    Tom sf June 2, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • yeah lowell went after him and threw him to the ground.

    sam YF June 2, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Medical update on Minky
    Fractured bone in wrist, sprained vertabrea, and mild concussion. Being held in hospital overnight and to go on the DL tomorrow.

    Rob June 2, 2007, 11:40 pm
  • Ya, it’s not like Lowell does anything bush league, say, hidden ball tricks or anything..

    Lar June 3, 2007, 12:00 am
  • ARod does a questionable tackel once and he’s a dirty player? Since when?

    Lar June 3, 2007, 12:04 am
  • I’d say we should start with the slappy play in the 2004 ALCS, then the shoulder-to-the-groin, then the “HA!” interference.
    It just seems like he loses whatever sense of sportsmanship he has when he’s losing.

    Digit June 3, 2007, 1:23 am
  • Slappy doesn’t make him a dirty player. Probably a stupid one, because a “legal” play would’ve been a take out.. no need to get Albert Belle, but probably something like what Lowell did.
    “HA!” interference is just as sportsmanlike as the hidden ball trick.
    If you want to count shoulder to the groin, err, let’s look at the mirror. Err, I mean, you only have to look at tonight.
    Considering that he’s the best player in the game, and all the eyes are on him on every single play, every single time, and every little thing gets blown up, I’m surprised that’s all we can come up with, to be honest. I think most regulars here agree with the ARod play, and that the “HA!” play was probably silly (though I still find it amusing than anything..)
    He’s not a saint like Jeter or Ortiz, but that doesn’t make him a dirty player, just a superstar who everyone looks very closely at every little thing he does, and blowing things out of proportional.

    Lar June 3, 2007, 3:06 am
  • guess what, the “HA” play happened after the Pedroia play so using that as evidence of why Arod was villefied for doing everything to break up a DP doesnt work.

    sam YF June 3, 2007, 12:07 pm

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