T-Minus 27 and Counting: SatanFish-Yanks Gamer XIV

The Yankees were flummoxed by Andy Sonnanstine last night while Phil Hughes gave up 5 runs (4 earned) along with 2 more apiece from Chris Britton and Brian Bruney to make the Yankees appear a poor imposter of the team that just swept the best club in the major leagues.  With losses in Boston and Seattle, nothing really changed in the playoff picture except for the fact that there is one less game (only 27 left) to make something happen if the Yankees are actually going to attempt to challenge Boston, which is especially poignant when a team that has scored a major-leauge best 5.89 runs per game plays a team that has allowed a major-leauge worst 5.95 runs per game (and has the worst record in the show) to a 7-6 record on the season.

On to today’s affair.  Edwin Jackson was drafted as an outfielder but was converted to a pitcher by the Dodgers farm system.  The first Major league game he ever saw was a Rays game at the Trop while playing for the GCL Dodgers in Vero beach.  The 23-year-old, who celebrates his 24th a week from tomorrow, takes the mound for the Fish today and has faced the Yankees six times, starting twice in his young career.  Over 17.1 innings against the Bombers, he has allowed 18 hits and 7 earned runs along with 7 walks and has recorded 13 strikeouts.  He will face Ian Kennedy, the 22-year-old Yankee making his first appearance in daBigs today.  Kennedy, the former Pac-10 pitcher of the year, will be the 13th different pitcher to start for the Yankees this season, and the sixth rookie along with Kei Igawa, Phil Hughes, Tyler Clippard, Matt DeSalvo, and Chase Wright.

Today’s game is a blackout game, so it is unfortunate for young Mr. Kennedy that many of his potential fans will miss his debut.  It is a funny twist that B.S. are the initials of the commish.  Lineups follow, comment away.

Tampa Bay
A. Iwamura 3b .284
C. Crawford lf .313
C. Pena 1b .274
B.J. Upton cf .312
D. Young rf .293
B. Harris 2b .285
J. Gomes dh .253
J. Wilson ss .264
J. Paul c .198
E. Jackson rhp 5.61
 
NY Yankees
M. Cabrera cf .294
D. Jeter ss .325
B. Abreu rf .285
A. Rodriguez 3b .305
H. Matsui lf .303
J. Giambi dh .256
R. Cano 2b .301
A. Phillips 1b .286
J. Molina c .238
I. Kennedy rhp NA

205 comments… add one

  • Ask not what the Yankees can do for you, but what you can do for the Yankees.

    YF September 1, 2007, 12:58 pm
  • pettitte wang mussina clemens igawa hughes clippard desalvo rasner karstens pavano wright kennedy..that’s going to be the answer to a tough trivia question in a year or two.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 1:11 pm
  • Nice first inning for the kid. A couple of fly balls, then gets ahead of superhot Pena, and draws the grounder, 4-3.
    Our turn.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:15 pm
  • Melky nubs out. Posada on the bench today, and Philips at first. Not the ideal lineup for the rook, but at least Giambi is DH.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:16 pm
  • where’s the patience at the top of the order?
    - answered my own question, as abreu does what abreu does best: draw an 8 pitch walk.

    nyara September 1, 2007, 1:20 pm
  • Well there. Alex with the 2 run jack. Fastball right up over the plate. MVP? Yep.
    2-0

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • “in play (runs)” is one of my favorite sights.

    nyara September 1, 2007, 1:22 pm
  • Upton a fly to left. Lots of fbs.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:28 pm
  • Anyone seen names of who the Sox and Yanks called up for the expanded rosters?

    rob September 1, 2007, 1:29 pm
  • 1-2 breaker right on the outerhalf gets ripped back up the middle by delmon young. tight break on the ball but a quick bat from young.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:30 pm
  • I believe the Yanks brought up disgraced AG Alberto Gonzalez, Minky, and Jose Vera. And IPK.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:31 pm
  • Classic YF

    rob September 1, 2007, 1:32 pm
  • Christ. Alex drops an easy pop foul. Alex giveth, and Alex taketh away.
    And now Harris singles up the middle. 2 on. Yankee fielders not helping the kids these days!

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:32 pm
  • Wow. IPK has an i-dropped-a-penny-where’s-it-go move with runners on base, reminiscent of Moose’s bend-over. Now at 2-0 to Gomes, trying to keep the ball low for a dp.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:35 pm
  • Even more pronounced than Moose’s bend. He’s like an ostrich out there.
    now 2-2 to gomes.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:36 pm
  • K’s gomes for his first career strikeout. Looking. Great pitch. Way to come back.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:37 pm
  • 3-1 2b by Josh friggin Wilson scores both men. Kennedy just throwing fastballs out there, and paid for it.
    twosies.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • Doubles in 2. 2-2 thanks to ARod.
    Ya, the first thing that came to my mind was that he looks like Moose out there too.

    Lar September 1, 2007, 1:41 pm
  • what’s with the delay? gameday is not the most informative source.

    nyara September 1, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • inning over, but kennedy’s pitch count is concerning. 42 after 2 innings of work.

    nyara September 1, 2007, 1:55 pm
  • Unclear what went on there. Joe makes some kind of complaint to the umps about Iwamura, they conference, call out Maddon, talk, and then walk over and confiscate Iwamura’s bat. It’s sent off to the lab, a translator explains the doings to Iwamamura, and then, after about 7 minutes, we’re back to ball, and Iwamura foul tips a pitch for a k.
    Singleton thinks they heard something strange from the bat on a foul. It was 2-2. Need some explanation for waiting for so long to go after him, if they knew before. Weird city.
    Giambi robbed of a hit on a leaping grab.

    YF September 1, 2007, 1:56 pm
  • thanks for the detail. yanks in no hurry to get to the vaunted TB bullpen it seems.

    nyara September 1, 2007, 1:58 pm
  • Now Maddon has them check Alex’s bat. Um. Not especially classy. Not sure I’d want to really piss off Alex like that. If they did suspect him, why not carp after the dinger. And Alex with a single. 1st and 4rd, no outs.

    YF September 1, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • 1 out.

    YF September 1, 2007, 2:30 pm
  • Alex advances on a wp.

    YF September 1, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • Matsui walks. Loaded for Giambi. Check his bat?

    YF September 1, 2007, 2:33 pm
  • slick play bu pena at first and the yanks get 1, matsui forced at 2nd. 4-2.
    man. how’d everyone let pena go???

    YF September 1, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • Cano ks but it’s 4-2.

    YF September 1, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • Quick inning from IPK. Gotta like this. The kid stays in the picture.

    YF September 1, 2007, 2:43 pm
  • Wish I could watch this game. ARod 3-3 with 4 ribs….wow.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 3:24 pm
  • kennedy sure settled down. very quality start, this bodes well.

    nyara September 1, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • Called k from mo on iwamura ends it. doesn’t matter if that bat’s corked. mo ks the side.
    yanks put the pressure on w/ the afternoon win. back to you, sox.

    YF September 1, 2007, 4:46 pm
  • Wow what a great yankees game thread. 95% of the comments from one person. This is far better than Bronx Banter.
    Now, before you start responding with comments like “if you don’t like it you can leave”, “don’t post here then”, “don’t let the door hit ya”, etc., I just want to remind all the yankee fans of several things:
    1. I am on your side
    2. Was watching, bronx banter and lohud have better game threads for yankee fans.
    3. This site claims to be for both yanks and sox fans but its clearly a sox site not only because there are many more of them but also because they tolerate sox fans to direct profanity and pejoratives at yankee fans but never vice versa. Have some pride and don’t bow down to sox fans who only hold us in bitter disregard.
    So my question to you Yankee fans is this: who’s coming with me? Who’s coming with me? WHO’S COMING WITH ME?!!!
    See ya.

    JS September 1, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • JS: bye.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • Look for the door mark on the backside JS.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • ta ta attack gerbil and Rob…You guys have always been my favorite fake Yankees fans. Be sure to shine the SF’s shoes really well now, ya hear!

    JS September 1, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • I am glad that you find me a fake Yank fan. Especially given I am a Sox fan, and have been so my whole life. Glad I fulfilled your expectations.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • >Have some pride and don’t bow down to sox fans who only hold us in bitter disregard.
    Not everyone holds fans of teams in bitter disregard JS. Most of my closest friends are Yankee fans and we have fun with the baseball season.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • I’m a baseball fan. The Yankees are my favorite team. There is a difference.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • Rob, that’s all fine, and I’ve got two friends that are sox fans and we exchange our thoughts about the teams and they’re always respectful. Of course, we don’t live in Boston or NYC AND we actually know each other, so we’re not strangers posting across the internet (like you and I are doing). But, I am here to tell you that this is a red sox web board, and everytime I’ve posted a thought on here about my team I’ve been ridiculed by Sox fans, and everytime I’ve responded IN KIND, I get told by Paul SF that I have to be nice or I’ll get kicked off. And the more I look at it, that’s fine because you have a game thread right here with about 5-6 different people on it. And if you DARE say anything about the precious red sox you get called “an ass” like I did.
    So that’s all fine. I like my red sox friends that I actually know and as for the ones on here who dominate this site….not so much.

    js September 1, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • no, attack gerbil, the Yankees aren’t your favorite team, the Red Sox are. Otherwise you’d be just as strident at attacking Sox fans as people like Paul SF are when attacking me and you’d stop shining their shoes.

    js September 1, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • “I am glad that you find me a fake Yank fan. Especially given I am a Sox fan, and have been so my whole life. Glad I fulfilled your expectations.”
    Rob, if you’re a red sox fan, why are you posting on a Yankees game thread…Are you holding attack gerbil’s leash? OR are you here as the moderator to make sure that the Yankee fans don’t defile the names of Williams, Yaz, Rice and Papi and to ban the ones that do?

    js September 1, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • No I am not a moderator or leash holder. I am a baseball fan. If there were slots on here for other teams I would comment about them.
    I meant my comment about fulfilling your perception as a joke. Life is too short for personal attacks or degrading other people.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 6:09 pm
  • > no, attack gerbil, the Yankees aren’t your favorite team, the Red Sox are.
    If it makes you feel better to think that, or say that, enjoy yourself.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • I will admit this much: I do not hold a hatred of the Red Sox. I don’t say that to make myself feel superior or altruistic or any other such bullshit. It is just how I view the game; to attempt to justify my enjoyment of baseball to you would be folly, in the same way that I would not ask anyone else to defend their acclimation to what is essentialy an intellectual pursuit save those that actually earn their living playing the sport, so have at it JS. Define me as you will.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:27 pm
  • Greetings from Egypt (the reason I coudln’t follow today’s thread – in the plane). Who is holier-than-though sj and what does he care what goes on here?

    IronHorse (yf) September 1, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Egypt?? cool. I mean hot. I mean has anyone posted on the blog from Egypt before? Awesome.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • Get a shwarma while you are there IH, good food to eat.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 6:34 pm
  • On more important matters: sounds like the kid came up big and didn’t get rattled after giving up a couple post-A-Rod E. Nice. And I see the Seattle free-fall continues.
    Was disappointed to see how Hughes’ night turned out (was already at the airport in NY when that started). Was it bad pitch selction, bad control, or what?

    IronHorse (yf) September 1, 2007, 6:34 pm
  • Shawarmas are definitely on the menu Rob. I’ll have one for JS too. Unless of course “reeal” yankee fans don’t eat foreign foods. JS, if you are still around, please advise.

    IronHorse (yf) September 1, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • Hughes got into trouble early, and often. And then he ran out of gas.
    It didn’t help that the Yankees battery was completely bamboozled by Sonnanstine. They played like a team coming off a bender.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • IH, let me know sometime what are in the Shawarmas there. I have had them in Jordan, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi and Bahrain. Each country seems to have some wierd twist to them also.
    This has got me thinking about Hummus also.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • I have no idea what Shawarmas are, but I want one.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:41 pm
  • AG, they are either beef, lamb or chicken. Easiest way to thimk of them is an Arabic Gyro. They have a slightly spicy sauce and some other type of white sauce that I am not sure what it is. But definately a good street food.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 6:42 pm
  • Most of the ones I have had come with some type of combination of lettuce, tomato. I have had others that have had french fries in them.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 6:43 pm
  • Sounds absolutely delicious.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • They are AG. It is one of those foods you have that you always think about.
    The NW has that, the jo-jo style french fries I have to have when I visit my folks up there.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 6:48 pm
  • AG: Think “gyro” but in the middle east

    IronHorse (yf) September 1, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • OK – am off to get on mlb.com and listen to Sterling’s calls of the game (though he is not my favorite, I love listening to the games, even after the fact, when I am overseas – best way to feel connected!).

    IronHorse (yf) September 1, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • Damn.. I’m hungry. Who’s hungry? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • Orange whips are damn good also.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Bless you, John Candy. Only he could say that line and make it stick.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • sox gamer today or are we sharing?

    rootbeerfloat September 1, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Not sure RBF

    Rob September 1, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Buchholz looking good through 2. Only blemish is a hit batter.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Buchholz is still looking pretty sharp tonight. Just fielded a bunt from Roberts and throws him out at 1st.
    He has thrown 37 pitches and has 3K’s with no walks.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Buchholz has no retired 10 in a row.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • Meant to say he has now retired 10 batters in a row.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:18 pm
  • Sox playing small ball this inning with infield singles and bunts. Bases loaded for Papi with two outs.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • Papi with a double off the wall near center field that clears the bases. 4-0 Sox.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • Sorry for the lack of gamer, guys. Just now even thought about the Internet after a crazy 15 hours or so, and SF is on vacation.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Buchholz has now issued back-to-back walks to start the 5th

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • No problem Paul…I think I am the only one here.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Moore strikes out. House up, definately need a DP here.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • House grounds out to short. Lugo tries to backhand the ball which causes a problem with them trying to turn two.
    Runners on the corners.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Payton flies out to right to end the inning. Buchholz works out of the two walks he issued.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • I’m here too, kinda (making dinner, but checking in every once in a while). Remy and Orsillo seem more interested in the RSN presidential race than the actual game, though.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Burress is up in the pen for the O’s.
    Lineup has a little more bite tonight.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • The players called up today for the Sox today courtesy of Boston.com:
    Buchholz, left-handed reliever Craig Breslow, OFs Moss and Jacoby Ellsbury, right-handed reliever Bryan Corey and infielder Royce Clayton

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • MASN saying this may be the last inning for Buchholz. This is his third time through the lineup. He has thrown 69 pitches so far.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Roberts draws a leadoff walk to start the 6th. This is the third free pass that Buchholz has given.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Buchholz is bringing a lot of things to the game tonight. He just picked Roberts off at 1st.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Is he on a strict pitch count or something? He should be well under 90 at the end of six (knock on wood).
    He seems to not be throwing strikes so much over the last few innings, but I haven’t been paying enough attention to tell whether it’s because his control is getting weaker or because the O’s are figuring out his breaking stuff more…?

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Nice pickoff. Seems like Roberts was daydreaming though.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Replay showed that Roberts was meat. He was caught in the headlights on that.
    While typing, Patterson with a hard shot to center that Crisp gets a great jump on and tracks down for the second out.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • NICE catch by Coco again. He has such wheels, he doesn’t even have to dive.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • It seems like Buchholz is trying to mix his stuff up as he is going through the lineup.
    I haven’t heard anything about a pitch count, just relayed that the MASN announcers said this was probably his last inning.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • I sincerely hope Buchholz gets to come out for the 7th. He’s pitching extremely well so far. ;)

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Buchholz is pitching a very good game. I do hope that Tito lets him come out there to try and finish it.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • Moss K’s to start the inning.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Olson is done now, pitcher coming in from the pen.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Cherry (from the Traschel deal) is in to pitch.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Buchholz has thrown 80 pitches.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Lugo takes a 3-2 pitch down the third base line for a 1-out double.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Pedroia smashes it up the middle off Cherry’s shin, to Roberts who picks it up and throws Pedroia out. Lugo advances to 3rd.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Very interesting Ab going on with Papi. Lugo has moved halfway between 3rd and home with the Papi shift on.
    Messed with Cherry enough that Papi draws a walk. Bases loaded, 2 outs. Lowell up.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Correction: Runners on 1st and 3rd.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Lowell doubles to the left field corner, Lugo scores, Papi to third.
    5-1

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • 5-0

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • RBI double for Lowell, just fair off the Monster.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • HR Youk. 8-0. Sweet.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • YOUK!!! Takes a letters high fastball over the Monstah for a 3-run shot.
    8-0

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • We seem to be having a good time with two outs tonight.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Wow, this game is… interesting. I assume the Associated Press has put out their news alert for… interesting… games in the seventh inning ot later…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Cherry out, Burress in to pitch.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Don’t even think about it.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Tek pops out to end the inning.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • So, TV people, does Buchholz look as good as his line would indicate? Or is this game not even on TV?

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • He’s back out for the seventh.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • I am watching the game on MASN Paul. Buchholz has looked good, had times in the game when his fastball has given him some trouble. He has done a real good job of mixing it up each time he has gone through the lineup.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Tejada is knocked down on the brushback.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • I LOVE THE GIECO GECKO!!!
    Pedroia with great range, diving stop of Tejada’s grounder to throw a headfirst diving Tejada out at 1st. Tejada looked upset when he got up.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • … oh shit. What a play by Pedroia.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • With my limited lip reading skills… looks like Pedroia yelled “FUCK YEAH” when he saw the out call. Hee.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Millar strikes out looking. The 6th K of the game by Buchholz.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Millar called out on strikes. Two down in the seventh.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • I think so Jackie.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • John – the pitching line is always a matter of luck, but Buchholz looks very nice.
    I notice Remy and Orsillo being very careful with their language use in the booth, also.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • The Umps are now getting into it. Calls a strike on a check swing by Huff.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Um, John = Paul. Who was I talking to?

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Freaking heck of a time to get rid of the multisports package on DISH. Won’t even get to see the highlights, no matter how this game turns out… Grr.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Not the MASN announcers. They are saying it like every 30 seconds.
    Youk catches Huff’s popout to end the 7th.
    MASN announcer just said it again.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Buchholz through seven at 92 pitches. You hafta keep him in now.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Huff pops up to Youk in foul territory to end the top of the 7th.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • The Globe doens’t seem to care. It’s in the headline of Edes’ latest blog post — though not in the text itself…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Maybe the Globe learned it’s leasson after the Schilling day in Oakland.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Heh, my narration from MLB.tv is a bit lagging.
    I assume they’ll bring him out for the 8th, 92 pitches isn’t too bad.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • After my months of Drew deending, I feel chagrined to admit that I feel better with Bobby Kielty at the plate…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • defending, that is.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • I fell better that we have some bench players again.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Crisp walks, Moss up.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Yeah, these Sept. callups are looking good. I always get psyched about the “next generation” but this year’s seem especially talented.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Moss with a deep flyout to center. Far enough out there for Crisp to tag from 1st.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Lugo up.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • I feel bad rooting for the quick inning from the Sox lineup, but I’m kinda glad Buck gets back out there…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • Lugo flies out to right.
    I counted in that half of the inning the number of times it was referenced by the MASN announcers. I counted 6 times.
    FU Gary Thorne.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • Ellsbury in left

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Fly out to center, 1 down.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Flyout to Crisp. One down.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Buchholz gets House on a called check swing strike out.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • K! Seven on the night for the rook.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • Buchholz with a snagged comebacker to the mound.
    8th inning over.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Wow. He’s through eight. 102 pitches.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Pedroia singles. Papi up.
    Give the kid a rest guys.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • I think it’s okay to root for a quick inning when we’re up by 8. On the other hand, don’t want to mess with the cadence of the game, y’know?

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • You also don’t want him to sit there and think too much. But he got through the eighth so quickly, it’s very encouraging.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • Not that I have any idea what he’s be thinking about, mind you…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • I say the rest maybe needed. This has to be near the top of the most pitches he has thrown in a game this year.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Ellsbury up.
    As I say this he has a two rbi double off the wall.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • Varitek Ks with the bases loaded. He could have hit a grand sla there, but being the unselfish captain that he is, he didn’t want to leave Coco Crisp with the onus of being the only starter without a hit today.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • LOL Paul. I feel the same level of sarcasm when you know who is in the lineup.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Time to start Ellsbury full-time in place of Manny, methinks. Either him or Coco in left.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • I think ole Jacoby needs to move to right. Manny at least hits homers and knocks in runs.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Not “in place of Manny,” of course. Just until he gets healthy. Duh.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Hehe, yeah, realized what I said was different from what I meant.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Well, here comes the ninth.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • I swear to god, if I ever run into Gary Thorne I am going to whack him. He just can’t seem to stop saying it.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Umps need to make the zone about 6 inches bigger all around.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Roberts got a gift on that curve ball.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • GameDay is frozen… Son of a…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Roberts strikes out (8th K).
    One down.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • I’m relying on you Rob…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Two staright balls from Buck. 2-0 to Patterson.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Both low fastballs.
    Strike to outside corner looking.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Fly to center, Crisp there for the catch.
    2 down!!

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Fans on feet…all batters to top of steps and railing.
    Markakis up.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • MLB and ESPN both frozen… What the crap??

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • Fastball away

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • Braking ball for strike
    1-1

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Markakis check swing foul ball.
    1-2

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • HE DID IT!!!!
    MARKAKIS CALLED OUT ON A BREAKING BALL!!!!

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • YEAH!!!!!!!!

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • 9 IP
    0 Hits
    3 BB/1HB
    9 K

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Meant breaking ball above.
    Typing to fast to care about spelling.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Am I correct in assuming he is the first Sox rookie EVER to throw a no-hitter?
    Billy Rohr came closest, I think.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • For the record, GameDay and GameCast both still frozen at Coco Crisp’s flyout. Way to go, bastards.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Came in for the top of the 9th. Just wow!! Amazing!!!

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • I am unsure Paul.
    My wife is now allowed to talk. She tried to ask questions earlier about the game and I told her to zip it.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Not that Gary Thorne didn’t try jinx it. He said no-hitter about 150 times after the 5th inning.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Wow. :D

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • NESN confirms that he’s the 1st rookie in Sox history to do it.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Wilson Alvarez is the only other pitcher (since 1957 anyway) to throw a no-hitter as early as his second major-league start.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • BOSTON ROOKIE CLAY BUCHHOLZ HAS THROWN A NO-HITTER IN JUST HIS SECOND MAJOR LEAGUE START, THE SECOND PITCHER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS SINCE 1900
    From ESPN.com

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • What an up and down week. Getting swpet by the Yanks, losing last nights game and now this. Talk about some highs and lows.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Saw the last 5 innings. Brilliant. Wonderful. A very fulfilling experience.
    Coco! Pedroia!! Buchholz!!!

    Devine September 1, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • ESPN’s story link goes to the Phil Rizutto story. Dummies.
    Earl Wilson threw a no-hitter in his 33rd career game for the Sox in 1962. It was his third season in the bigs though. Not sure if he’d be considered a rookie as his playing time was limited…

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • Man, wish I could have seen it. Three Sox no-hitters in my lifetime and I’ve yet to see the last out of any of them live… :-P

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Wilson’s not considered a rookie. Buck is the first Sox rookie ever to throw a no-hitter.

    Paul SF September 1, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • The saddest thing just occurred to me: it doesn’t even have its own gamer!

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Clay is being interviewed on ESPN News

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • I have seen two of the no-hitters, this one and Lowe’s. This one to me was more exciting given he is a rookie.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • Watching the end again, Papi got a death hug on the kid. Someone needs to remind him that the kid is a lot smaller than him.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • Pedroia needs a dinner from someone… and John Henry should give him a nice gift like he did Papi with the truck… maybe a watch or something….. or a highlight dvd to the gold glove voters :p

    TJ September 1, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • It is sad that this did not have it’s own gamer, but all is good. We won, a non-no got tossed, and we cut the magic number by another game.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • Pedroia was key on atleast two plays in the game. The big one was on the Tejada hit that he threw him out on as Tejada slid head-first into the bag.
    Coco with two nice running grabs in the OF also.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Congrats Clay Buchholz. Some things are so cool, they transcend even the rivalry. Wow.
    Now go out and lose the next 3 starts :)

    Andrews September 1, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • Heh, nice post Andrews. I have to say I was really impressed that no YFs came in to do the jinxy thing.

    Jackie (SF) September 1, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Hopefully this is what the Sox needed, and we can somehow use this to fuel us for the final sprint to the finish.

    Rob September 1, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • kinda odd how p. hughes took a no-no 6 1/3 in his second major league start before having to be removed due to injury.

    sf rod September 1, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • “For the record, GameDay and GameCast both still frozen at Coco Crisp’s flyout. Way to go, bastards.”
    Well, Paul SF, that’s because I’m in control of the gameday and gamecast and wanted to spoil your fun.

    js September 1, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • I had to check in. I’m here right now, and you guys would not believe this place. I have great pics when I get back to a computer for us. Back to heavy drinking.

    Brad September 1, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • Wow. I was at a wedding of good friends tonight and so I set my VCR to tape the game. What a treat to have this one on a tape. I don’t think I’ve ever yelled so much while watching something that took place hours in the past. I think it’s a good omen for my friends who got married too.

    Froggywomp (SF) September 2, 2007, 1:36 am
  • Congrats SFs. Looks like we have a lot of young talent to add to this rivalry.

    AW YF September 2, 2007, 2:15 am
  • It’s 3 I’m drunk and Clay Buchholz pitched a no-hitter, could this get any better??

    Bob September 2, 2007, 3:02 am
  • BTW Ian Kennedy pitched a good game for the yankees, I’m a sox fan, but I’m looking forward to great red sox/yakees matchups in the future with buchholz, lester, masterson, bowden against hughes, Chamberlain, kennedy/ whoever else the yankees have down on the farm

    Bob September 2, 2007, 3:04 am

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