Sunday Night Baseball: Sox-Yanks Gamer

Jon and Joe bring the game on ESPN.  Josh Beckett goes for the Sox, while AJ is a scratch due to stiffness in his back resulting in Dustin Mosely picking up the start.  Comment away on your Sunday Night Baseball action.

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  • Sox 8
    CG for Beckett.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 6:58 pm
  • It is getting a little overboard with these ESPN announcers and their admiration for how great the Sox have been playing is spite of injuries.
    Let’s be real. For as much shit as YF’s get about the money spent, isn’t the lineup that the Sox are running out there today still better than all but maybe 1 or 2 teams in the league anyway? Regardless of injuries?

    krueg August 8, 2010, 7:14 pm
  • Game on.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:08 pm
  • I have more confidence in Moseley than AJ…how sad is that?

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:10 pm
  • Moseley makes a hell of a barehanded play to get Ellsbury…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:11 pm
  • K. 2 outs.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:13 pm
  • 1-2-3 first for Dustin. Good job.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:14 pm
  • Swish and Tex back-to-back singles with 1 out…ARod time.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:20 pm
  • K. That was easy. Cano?

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:23 pm
  • Nada. Beckett gets out of it. Wasted opportunity.
    0-2 so far with RISP. Leave it up to Moseley, huh? Great plan.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:26 pm
  • Another 1-2-3 inning on a great catch at the wall by Swish.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:33 pm
  • BERKMAN GOT A HIT!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! 1 out double…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:38 pm
  • 0-3 with RISP.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:40 pm
  • RBI single for Gardner!!!! 1-0!!! Diving stop but a bad throw…Gardner would have been safe anyway.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:43 pm
  • 1-4 with RISP.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:43 pm
  • Gardner steals 2nd…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:45 pm
    2-5 with RISP.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:47 pm
  • Jeter passes Ruth on the all-time hit list…wow. Jeter really is god.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:47 pm
  • Swish singles again…1st and 3rd with 2 outs for Tex.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:49 pm
  • K. Beckett limits the damage.
    2-6 with RISP.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 8:52 pm
  • 3 solid innings for Moseley. Really, really good so far. 1 hit allowed.
    More runs now please.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:00 pm
  • 2-7 with RISP. No runs. Beckett has thrown over 60 pitches in 3 innings though…
    Moseley back on the mound.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:10 pm
  • Moseley starting to bend…2 on, 2 outs. Walked Drew without really coming close to throwing a strike…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:21 pm
  • Now he can’t throw strikes…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:22 pm
  • Walked the fucking bases loaded…this is what happens when you give him no run support. About to be a tie game, best case scenario.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:23 pm
  • First pitch ball…completely lost it.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:24 pm
  • Got a grounder to Tex…it was a mistake too. The Sox rookie just missed it. Avoided the big inning. Whew.
    How about getting him some fucking runs now, huh???

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:25 pm
  • EASY 1-2-3 inning for Beckett. This game is an illusion. Sox should take it back very soon…no offense per usual.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:32 pm
  • HR for Hall…here we go. 2-1. Moseley has completely fallen apart but we had PLENTY of chances to score early on Beckett.
    We’re going to lose.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:36 pm
  • tito calling pedroia a pain in the ass during the in-dugout coach interview was probably the sox highlight of the game. …unfortunately.

    sf rod August 8, 2010, 9:40 pm
  • Tex bomb. 3-1. He crushed that one.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:42 pm
  • 2-8 with RISP.
    1st and 2nd with 1 out now…for Berkman.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:49 pm
  • RBI DOUBLE FOR LANCE!!! 4-1!!!
    3-3 tonight for Berkman. Maybe he’s getting it together?

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:50 pm
  • Walks Granderson to load the bases for Gardner with 1 out…
    3-9 with RISP so far…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:53 pm
  • OK…big K for Beckett but Cash guns it into LF to try and pick off Cano at 3rd…5-1, 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs for Captain Clutch…
    3-10 with RISP.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:56 pm

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:57 pm
  • Beckett out…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:57 pm
  • 4-11 with RISP.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 9:57 pm
  • 4-12 with RISP. On to the 6th!

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:01 pm
  • Crazy-fast 1-2-3 for Moseley and he even covered first to complete a DP. Wow.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:09 pm
  • Wake is in…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:10 pm
  • 6.2 innings for Moseley. 1 run. Great job dude.
    Joba coming in…is 6 runs a big enough lead??? 1st and 3rd, 2 outs and Lowell pinch hitting.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:27 pm
  • Joba tried to give it back…man he is terrible.
    So now Logan is in, bases loaded, 2 outs and a 7-2 score. Could have a new game right here…

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:38 pm
  • I’m really not sure why he took Moseley out in the first place…especially for Joba.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:39 pm
  • About to walk a run in…best case scenario…GS maybe?

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:40 pm
  • 3-2

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:40 pm
  • foul.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:41 pm
  • Got the ground out. Nice job Logan. That was close.
    7-2 going to the bottom of the 7th.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 10:42 pm
  • Wake is the greatest pitcher of all time…made us look stupid and saved the Sox pen for tomorrow. Ridiculous.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 11:02 pm
  • Robertson…really? Just end this.
    Oh wait, Girardi panic move…Mo coming in to get 1 fucking out. Unbelievable.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 11:12 pm
  • Victory. Tomorrow is big.

    krueg August 8, 2010, 11:15 pm
  • “…AJ is a scratch due to stiffness in his back resulting in Dustin Mosely picking up the start….”
    well gerb, that was the yankees’ official explanation, but i can’t help thinking that joe realized burnout wasn’t his best choice for the pivotal game, not because of a stiff back, but rather, because he is a stiff…moseley was a pleasure to watch…hopefully hughes can put the cherry on the sundae this afternoon…taking 3 of 4 after losing the 1st game would be nice…

    dc August 9, 2010, 10:49 am
  • I’m really glad I can’t watch this game today…Hughes is fucking finished. They completely destroyed him ala Joba with the ridiculous fucking rules. So now, rather than having a great young pitcher for however long we could have ridden him, we now have years of mediocrity. Awesome. Great job Yankees front office. Fucking brilliant.
    Splitting the series is par for the course with how terrible we’ve been playing the last few weeks.
    Might as well throw him back in the pen when Pettitte gets back and put Moseley in his spot. At least Moseley eats innings if nothing else.
    Fucking Mondays.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 2:40 pm
  • 44 pitches with 1 out in the 2nd so far…absolutely fucking pathetic.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 2:41 pm
  • This game is over in the 2nd…walks the fucking bases loaded with 1 out. 51 pitches so far…you suck Hughes but it isn’t your fault.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 2:45 pm
  • Had the pleasure of catching last night’s game at the stadium with my brother. Don’t take this personally SFs, but next to Cliff Lee there is no pitcher I’d rather see pummeled than Beckett. I guess it is sort of a compliment in that he – like Lee – has had his moments against New York in big games, but it’s also because I honestly see that guy as a punk. Like Clemens before him, he seems to hit guys coincidentally whenever he is having a bad day (yesterday it was Cano) but then acts as if he would never do such a thing when the other team retaliates.
    As for today, it certainly doesn’t look great so far in terms of pitch counts, men on base, hits, errors, etc, but in terms of the bottom line, a 2-run deficit this early in the game is no big deal. Let’s see if Hughes can get it together before getting driven out of this game in the 4th or 5th inning…

    IronHorse (YF) August 9, 2010, 2:51 pm
  • Not watching the game, but from gameday the ump seems to have a postage-stamp-sized strike zone, though it seems to be both ways at least…

    IronHorse (YF) August 9, 2010, 2:54 pm
  • Lester is making us his bitch.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 3:19 pm
  • Is it too soon to point out that Lester has a no-hitter going here? I say again, a NO-HITTER! In the year of the pitcher it is perhaps not surprising that Lester is NO-HITTING the Yankees.

    IronHorse (YF) August 9, 2010, 3:20 pm
  • “…there is no pitcher I’d rather see pummeled than Beckett…”
    hehe, yeah
    “…I honestly see that guy as a punk….”
    lester sharp today….no-hitter through 3…just thought i’d get that out of the way…

    dc August 9, 2010, 3:25 pm
  • I don’t know dc – admittedly I’m only following on gameday, but Lester has thrown as many balls as strikes (29 of each), which isn’t the typical ratio of a guy who is really on. Having said, that, he is certainly befuddling the Yanks so far.

    IronHorse (YF) August 9, 2010, 3:31 pm
  • Ummm, how long can Hughes survive on a pitching ratio of 1 million fastballs:1 curveball?

    IronHorse (YF) August 9, 2010, 3:37 pm
  • Not much longer…
    I hope we do get no-hit. Maybe that will wake up their sorry-asses. The bats have been garbage this season. They basically rely on the HR’s like the mid-00’s when we couldn’t get out of the ALDS. I don’t like it.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 3:42 pm
    Ha. Not.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 3:47 pm
  • Mostly agree krueg, but they do have the best record in baseball man – don’t go hurting yourself (or anyone else!).
    Having said that, yeah – I would not have expected the hitting sand-outs this year to be Brett Gardner, Nick Swisher, and Robinson Cano (OK, maybe Robbie). Jeter is having a very off-year. A-Rod is driving in runs but the average is pretty horrible, Granderson has been horrendous (at the plate) with the excption of about 8 or 9 great games, and Teixeira is now about 6 weeks into playing to his potential, which is nice to see but would have been nicer a bit earlier.

    IronHorse (YF) August 9, 2010, 3:47 pm
  • Ha! A single! Leave it to Austin…

    IronHorse (YF) August 9, 2010, 3:48 pm
  • IH, it’s kinda like how everyone is saying how great the Sox are doing in spite of injuries. Even with their injuries, the Sox have a better lineup than all but a few teams and should still be able to win…
    That being said, we should win every game 15-0!!! ;)

    krueg August 9, 2010, 3:49 pm
  • Lester is just pounding us from behind…no lube.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:08 pm
  • Well, Hughes made it through 6…that’s impressive. I still hate the stupid “rules”.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:12 pm
  • OK…we’re FINALLY in business. 2nd and 3rd, NO OUTS…let’s go Kearns. Earn the pinstripes. Bring the funk.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:29 pm
  • Bases loaded with NO OUTS for Granderson…can he hit into a triple play?

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:32 pm
  • i really wanna like granderson…give me a reason

    dc August 9, 2010, 4:33 pm
  • K. No surprise there…Granderson is kinda awful.
    Jeter? DP?

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:34 pm
  • Me too dc…good guy, completely average player at best.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:35 pm
  • Bard coming in to kill the rally. This situation is our season in a nutshell.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:36 pm
  • 3 pitch K.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:38 pm
  • Swish?
    Who am I kidding.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:39 pm
  • well, that sucked

    dc August 9, 2010, 4:40 pm
  • What a fucking embarrassment.
    6 pitches. 6 fucking pitches.
    Bases loaded. No outs.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:41 pm
  • Insurance runs…game over. Fuck you yankees. Get it together.
    2-5 in August. Impressive.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:44 pm
  • Got home just in time to see Bard pitch with the bases loaded…Wow.

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 4:47 pm
  • yep, say hello to your new closer clark

    dc August 9, 2010, 4:52 pm
  • tex
    dang…woulda been nice to see someone do that when we had the bases juiced last inning…

    dc August 9, 2010, 4:54 pm
  • At least we didn’t get shutout.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 4:54 pm
  • “…At least we didn’t get shutout. …”

    dc August 9, 2010, 4:56 pm
  • dc, not soon enough

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:04 pm
  • Ha, 4 straight balls. We could have set up the DP in a way that was less taxing on Bard’s arm…

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:07 pm
  • that was a strike!

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:08 pm
  • looks like tito didn’t get the memo clark…here comes pap…should i be missing damon/matsui?

    dc August 9, 2010, 5:09 pm
  • ah, krueg is gonna be pissed. 2 outs.

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:09 pm
  • yeah, i hope he’s alright clark…

    dc August 9, 2010, 5:12 pm
  • yea dc, Damon would have been a fine player for either side this year…but with the random outfields the sox have thrown out there, he would have been a great signing. Cameron we has for another year (38 and counting) and Damon would have only been a 1 year deal (8 mil with detroit, i believe),geez

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:15 pm
  • i hear you clark…for all the money the yanks have spent to assemble this team, we have a pretty ordinary outfield…

    dc August 9, 2010, 5:21 pm
  • i’m falling out of love with granderson…

    dc August 9, 2010, 5:33 pm
  • damn walk

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:36 pm
  • …and here is a surprise, the runner stole second.

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:38 pm
  • …pitching to tex…cmon paps

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:40 pm
  • good game clark, see ya…

    dc August 9, 2010, 5:43 pm
  • good game, just enough to keep it interesting I guess

    Clark SF August 9, 2010, 5:45 pm
  • The Yankees are fucking garbage right now. Tell me this team doesn’t look just like the 04-08 teams. Can’t string hits together, live and die by the HR, crappy bullpen, suspect starting pitching…yet all the talent in the world. I will be fucking AMAZED if we get out of the ALDS. The hunger is gone. Splitting with the Sox at home, without their 2 best players is unacceptable.

    krueg August 9, 2010, 6:32 pm
  • wish i could disagree with you krueg buddy, but i can’t…not just the hunger, but the passion for winning and killer instinct the early torre teams had is just not there…like you say this team is starting to remind me of the later torre teams, who just sat back and waited for somebody else to get the big hit…i keep hearing about us being in first place, best record, blah, blah, but the team is underperforming, with very few exceptions…that’s when it becomes difficult to counter the money spending and entitlement rants from the fans of other teams…money well spent is one thing, but we have aj burnout [sorry to single him out, but…] for 3 more years at $50m…i guess we could get hot again and string together some wins, but right now this team is painful to watch…and the excuses and spin for the underperformers are even more painful…

    dc August 10, 2010, 10:20 am
  • Yep. All the outside talk doesn’t matter about the best record, etc. Bottom line? Is this team going to bring it home…right now the answer seems to be no.

    krueg August 10, 2010, 11:01 am
  • Derek Jeter, ss
    Nick Swisher, rf
    Marcus Thames, dh
    Alex Rodriguez, 3b
    Austin Kearns, lf
    Lance Berkman, 1b
    Francisco Cervelli, c
    Brett Gardner, cf
    Ramiro Pena, 2b
    A.J. Burnett, p
    Um…yeah. What. The. Fuck.

    krueg August 10, 2010, 6:01 pm

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