The Walking Wounded: Yanks-Sox Gamer I

You didn’t need Nostradamus-level prognosticatory ability to see that injuries would likely be a central theme in the unfolding Yanks-Sox story of 2006, but even the most pessimistic oracles probably could not have imagined that they would be so central a part of the narrative in, um, May. As it is, the Sox are still without their replacement for Damon in center, and Boomer is confounding batters with his mouth alone. The Yankees surely have it worse. Those nursing injuries include: Matsui, Sheff, Damon, (that is, the outfield), Bernie, Crosby, Reese, Thompson (the backup outfield), Posada, Giambi, Chacon, Pavano (always), Sturtze….it just goes on, and we haven’t even mentioned the Big Unit. Anyway, both teams are treading water right about now. Schilling, who’s on the hill tonight for Boston, began the season in most impressive fashion, but many in RSN wonder what toll a 133-pitch outing has taken on his arm. The Yanks throw Chien-Ming Wang, who’s been brilliant in his last couple of starts. Hopefully it’ll be a good show, despite the countless millions in sidelined talent. Either way, this is your thread for comment….let’s see if we can break the record.

PS: Question for the series: If Derek Jeter gets hit 2,000 at Fenway (he’s 5 short going into tonight), will the Boston faithful give him a congratulatory cheer. I hope we get the chance to find out. And if it does happen, I’m guessing he will get his ovation. You heard it here first.

213 comments… add one
  • looks like Posada’s in the line-up. Long makes his debut in LF (to quote YF: grr..) and Damon is DH’ing.

    Nick-YF May 22, 2006, 5:55 pm
  • This might sound funny, but I’m more concerned w/Loretta than Papi. Check out his line against the Yanks so far this season: .476/.476/.524; the dude is straight raking Yank pitchers.

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 6:05 pm
  • The Lord Torre giveth (Jorge) and The Lord Torre taketh away (Long).
    Sigh.

    YF May 22, 2006, 6:10 pm
  • Hey YF,
    Maybe Long will pull an Al Leiter and grow some big cojones when he walks out on the field in Fenway and play way above his ability. Not likely, but we can hope right?

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 6:15 pm
  • Well, for every Terrence Long, there is a Willie Harris, a late insert into the Sox’ lineup after Wily Mo Pena is being sat with a sore wrist.
    Disconcerting as that news is, it will pave the way for Coco’s return later this week. Let’s hope it’s just Pena needing a day off and not some Sheffieldian injury (it’s day-to-day, no wait, it’ll be a week, no wait, he’s on the DL, no wait, he needs rehab!) Heck, that description fits the Coco situation too.

    Paul SF May 22, 2006, 6:22 pm
  • Since the game is on national TV, and the TV is not in the same room as the computer, I’ll be absent from this thread. Our fine contingent of fellow SF’s will have to fill the void. Not that that’ll be a problem…

    Paul SF May 22, 2006, 6:24 pm
  • I think that’s a possibility BY76. As they say, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. So as sucky as TLong is, if you put him in enough, and if he’s in a lineup with Damon, Jeter, A-Rod, Giambi, Posada, and Cano, well, at some point he’s going to get an rbi (probably!), and if the Yanks are lucky he does it in a key situation against Boston. If that does happen, then you can be sure we’ll get the “he’s clutch” bullshit stories, blah, blah, blah, and you just hope Torre doesn’t play him because he’s a veteran over one of the several better options. But that’s where we are in Yankeeland. Maybe the ideal thing would be for TLong to get the golden sombrero while the Yanks win anyway. Then that experiment dies, and at no cost.

    YF May 22, 2006, 6:25 pm
  • Willie Harris? Eh…
    Can Josh Beckett play the outfield?

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 6:25 pm
  • You can always post between innings…..or move the computer!

    YF May 22, 2006, 6:27 pm
  • according weei pena hurt the left wrist during batting practice today. i’m not sure anyone else caught it but he was rubbing that wrist after he trapped that ball yesterday in philly. anybody have more info?

    sf rod May 22, 2006, 6:34 pm
  • And here we go….

    Anonymous May 22, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • Long is actually hitting ahead of Cabrera. Torre loves those “proven veterans”, doesn’t he?

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • Lets hope the rest of the game goes as well as that Damon’s at bat for Boston.

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 7:11 pm
  • Damon is now 1-17 against the redsox since leaving with a broken toe…..
    :D

    TheTree1918 May 22, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • damon looking like a-rod. weak to the pitcher.

    sf rod May 22, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Jeter out 6-3.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • 9-pitch innings are fun.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 7:14 pm
  • 9 pitches…yankees down 1-2-3

    TheTree1918 May 22, 2006, 7:14 pm
  • Well, that was unpleasant. Giambi ks on the high heat.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:14 pm
  • cheaters never prosper. even if you cry.

    sf rod May 22, 2006, 7:15 pm
  • Just a reminder to everyone that Paul A. and I will be stepping off the thread for a couple of minutes at 7:25 to lend our expertise and promote YFSF on SportsbloggersLive. Hold down the fort–and listen in if you can bear it.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:17 pm
  • BY78 called that one. Loretta smokes a single through the right side. Heres Big Papi.

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Wang does give up his grounders.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • And Giambi goes for the sure out. Not a gold glove play, but we’ll take the out.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Oy! Giambi’s gaff almost costs a run on the TLong misplay. Thanks for holding up! Everything still on the ground, tho.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • I hardly think that was a gaff by Giambi. Whats he going to do? Even if he makes a better throw Loretta is safe at second.

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • does a-rod have a fake hustle coach? his anticts spell m-e-t-r-o.

    sf rod May 22, 2006, 7:28 pm
  • 3 Ks for Schill. Yanks going down in order.

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • schil is trowing strikes.

    sf rod May 22, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • Schill looks sharp tonight. That’s always ice to see.

    Laura May 22, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • Tek got a hold of one there. Unfortunately he hit it right at Cabrera.

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Urgh. 1-2-3 inning. i think we need to get to Wang soon, before he settles in too much.

    Laura May 22, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Atta’ boy Rook!

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • quick observations and then back to work. Not liking the fact that Wang is being hit in the air. When he’s on, it’s the ground and only the ground. Schilling is sharp. That’s a bad thing too.

    Nick-YF May 22, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Bombers draw first blood.

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Who replaced the Schilling I saw for the past two innings?

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • Jeets! 4 to 2000.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Made him work, at least.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • Ugh. 25 pitch innings are not cool. At least we only gave up the one run.

    Laura May 22, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • Tantrum!

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • You would hope ARod looked at all the stuff Schill threw Giambi. If he did, I expect to at the very least have a good at bat at the start of the 4th.

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • That was; “I expect ARod to”

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Youkilis is scrappy

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Youk walks.

    YF May 22, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Youk is always scrappy a grea lead off man IMO
    make the pitchers throw a lot to start off, and get on in the end.

    TheTree1918 May 22, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • Can someone please get Mark Loretta out. Jeez.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Loretta is locked in, that’s not good.

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • WP. Crap.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Again. Certainly keeping it down.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Left it above the knee. Bad pitch.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • I love the Yankees outfielders!

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Have you heard? David Ortiz is clutch.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • On 0-2. God, I love that Man.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • I’ll write it: Manny being Manny.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • Devine, there’s another great example of Manny being completely unfazed by (vergingin on ignoring) the count and just being a pure hitter.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Yankee defense looking spastic tonight.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Nice catch, Wang.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • WEB GEM!

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • If, you know, reactive. But nice catch, all the same.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Tek out, but it’s a 4-1 ballgame and Wang’s thrown 52 pitches after 3…

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • Before Manny even swung I knew he was gonna hammer that ball. Wang had no sink on that pitch, do that to a hitter like Ramirez, the ball is gone. I’m going to the gym, good things happen when I stop watching Yank games sometimes.

    bloodyank78 May 22, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • I know the feeling bloodyank. If it’s like 5-2, opponent up, bases loaded for opponent in the 4th, I’ll just leave for an hour or so and see what happens next.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • K-rod

    airk May 22, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Nice quick inning to immediately push Wang back into the hotseat. Love it.

    airk May 22, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Stating the obvious: New York fans must really be irritated and baffled by the consistency with which Big Papi drives home runs against them in the clutch. The contrast with ABH-Rod is striking.
    (ABH = Accelerated Bat Head)

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • *Cora* singles. 61 pitches for Wang.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Melky!

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • But Youks makes a quick out.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • Bernie single!

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • TLong pops out. Grr.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • And a very slick 6-4-3.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • DP…beautiful.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • The Red Sox right now have the best defense in baseball. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to say that in a non-sarcastic manner.

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Melky hits into a DP, nice work by Cora (6-4-3).
    Schilling at 69 pitches through 5, which is about as efficient as he’s been in a good while.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Nasty D, just nasty.
    Youk really looks like he’s never played any other position, it’s pretty cool, he’s just a ball player.

    LocklandSF May 22, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • The Sox really need to pad this lead. The lost run when Loretta didn’t get waved home in the 1st may loom large in this game.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • And the Yanks finally get Mark Loretta out. They gotta feel good for that.

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Now they get Papi.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • And a settled Wang gets Manny too.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Wang gets the big guys out, 74 pitches through 5.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Torre doesn’t let Wang do high pitch counts (or so it seems), so I’m thinking we see the bulpen soon.

    Nick-YF May 22, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Schilling splitter really moving.

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Fast work by Schilling, 82 pitches through 6.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • I feel so old school, with a twist. Trying to tune the game in on a transistor radio (I have no telly where I am), while following this thread on my mobile device. Talk about technological schizophrenia! So far so good, it seems by the tone of this thread.

    SF May 22, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • I predict Tek gets a hit.

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Doh! On to my next prediction…

    mattymatty May 22, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • I am beyond worried about Varitek by this point. I refuse to think the WBC caused this…

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • And Wang out of the 6th clean. Let’s go Yanks!

    YF May 22, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Wang gets through the 6th, 83 pitches.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Greetings and salutations. Giambi with a sharp grab at first. End of the inning. Next three Yankees are a combined 0 for 6. This is really how I wanted my day to end.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • MattyMatty predicts that Schilling will have a 1-2-3 inning coming up…

    Nick-YF May 22, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Hearsay reverse sooth jinx. I like it.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • ARod with a single in the 5-6 hole to lead it off.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • A-Rod with the late-inning single!

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • clutch.

    Mayday Malone May 22, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Jorge pops out to Manny in shallow left, on the run. One away.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Manny’s defense has really stepped up this year.

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Just go ahead and GIDP, Cano. You know you wanna.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Cano hits into the 161 DP to end the inning.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • I’m awesome, and so is the infield D.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Oops 363.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Another DP.
    You know, I’m warming up to this defense-wins-ballgames idea…

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Hee hee! That would be a pretty neat DP, gerbil. The 1st baseman trips on the way to 1st or something and the runner is slow…

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • that’s 4 billion dp’s in the last 2 games. Great! and now I’m leaving work.

    Nick-YF May 22, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • DP. Seen a bunch a those over the last couple of days….

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • I really hate Rick Sutcliffe.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • 89 pitches for Schilling through 7.
    Will Francona go to Timlin for the 8th, or put his faith in Curt for another inning?
    I’d favor the former.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Great minds….

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Since we can’t score base runners, I am trying to add excitement for myself with hyperbole in the call. Next inning, look for the 929 triple play.
    Sox lead off the bottom of the seventh with a ground ball single to riht.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Turns out (according to Sutcliffe) that the most important part of that 4 run inning was NOT the two run single by Ortiz NOR was it the 2 run bomb from Manny…it was the walk by Youklis.
    This is what happens when you read the cliff notes to Moneyball.
    I wouldn’t be as annoyed but the Yanks are making my brain hurt.
    Joe Torre calls for the ol “pitch-out.”
    Sadly, it takes Wang a few minutes to get to the plate and a pitch out isn’t going to change that.

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Anyone see Sutcliffe drunk on ESPN? I saw the clip from the blog “Fire Joe Morgan”. Anyone see it live?

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • You know he’s gonna send Schill back out. I would be fine with that if I knew he would have him on a short leash but Francona’s idea of a short leash is when the other team score 4 or 5 runs.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Tom, I think Joe Morgan has met his match. I listened to the first 5 on ESPN and was about to stick needles in my eyes listening to Sutcliffe. Now I am watching the game on NESN. Much better.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Al Leiter should have to give $1000 to charity for breaking out the “speed slows down the game” cliche.

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Devine: I heard him singing on ESPN radio. Hilarious.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Harris and Cora, Yankee killers.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Youk with a strong double off the monster to score a run. Crap.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Did Willie Harris and Joe Cora just start a rally?

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Now, you can’t blame Wang for that can you? But I bet Joe is thinking in some crazy f!@king way that that bunt single has something to do with Wang “not having it.”

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Youuuuuuuukks
    5-1

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Torre makes the march to the mound. The equine ambulance comes out to retrieve Wang.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • How did they bunt for the single?

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Walein, I’m laughing, and not in a cruel way. I just thought that your last sentence was really funny.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • I am permanantly pissed off that Direct tv blacks out games on NESN.
    Youk comes through! You know, the Yankees defense is really not very good…

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Not the bunt one, the “not having it” one.
    Down the 1st base line, Giambi fields, Wang to 1st. Not quite in time on the throw.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • That was really a pretty crappy bunt. Giambi didn’t look very flexible…

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Tom, I agree the Yanks D has serious issues, especially at first and in the outfield, but Long made a pretty decent play on that ball off the wall.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd, none out, Loretta v. Villone.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • Yeah, but Manny would have caught that ball.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Agreed, Gerbil. Nice off the wall, strong throw (it seemed from that angle anyway) to 3rd from Long (the YES guys were all over him for not throwing to 2nd…I don’t know if they’re right, though).

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Can I just mention that Papi and Manny are up next?

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Sorry, I’m just gloating because I’m not used to my team being good defensively.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Giambi’s neck has been sore for a bit since that accident. They just did an MRI on it (negative results).
    That was close to a two-run double.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • All I could think as the ball sailed to the monster…
    “Matsui would have had that”
    as a sox fan it’s hard ot admit, but he woulda.

    TheTree1918 May 22, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Ohhhh, long foul ball.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Short fly-out to Cabrera fails to score Cora.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Tom: Not good. Grrreatt! *grumble*

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Papi sticks another dagger in my heart.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • 3-1 to Papi.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Grrrr. 6-1.

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Did anyone really doubt Papi would get a hit there?

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Has it ever been brought up that David Ortiz plays especially well against the Yankees in late innings?

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • 6-1 Sox on another clutch single by Ortiz. 1st and 3rd, 1 out, Manny Ramirez at the bat.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • It’s Brutal Devine…brutal!

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • He hit solid with an accelerated bat head.

    rk May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Care to make it boring, Manny?

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • This has dinger written all over it.

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Who the hell is “Colter Bean”?

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Ah, not quite. But there’s another one in.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Phew.

    YF May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Manny with the -DEEP- sac to right to make it 7-1. I need something stronger than beer now.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Long Manny sac fly gets another home.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Hunter: re: Ortiz, everyone.
    As a matter of fact, I lose sleep over it.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Meanwhile…whoever is announcing with Sutcliffe is assuring me that Manny thought that ball was gone…but Manny didn’t think that ball was gone, he thought that if it wasn’t gone it was a deep out.
    I hate baseball.

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Nixon grounds out.
    On to the 8th.
    Please, may it be Timlin.
    Or at least Timlin warming to be ready at the first sign of trouble.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • All 7 runs charged to Wang.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Why is Schilling still in this game?

    LocklandSF May 22, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • I saw the bunt….it was just profoundly annoying…Giambi played that ball like he had been positioned in shallow right field.
    Long looked scary going back and then trying to take a line drive hop AT The WALL…
    Maybe Long will get one of those crazy 2 out 3 run home runs that he was known for against the Yankees many moons ago.

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Scilling looks like he’s getting a little mullet growing. Is it just to make everyone hate him a little more?

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • No matter what he does, 2 outs or not, I think you rest him here.

    LocklandSF May 22, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • edit: Schilling

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • I’d just as soon he were not in this game…he better be if Cabrera gets on.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • I’m just waiting for Joe Torre to say “We missed Tanyon tonight” during the post game interview.

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Tito’s going to allow Curt to go out there in the ninth, and leave him in until he gets a complete game, or allows at least two runs… I guarantee.

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • 99 pitches through 8. You already pushed it, Francona. Please don’t push more.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Wow, it looks like he’s bringing up Foulke. Thank God.

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Okay. That Jimmy Fallon/Parker Posey Pepsi commercial has got to go. It makes me want to set my hair on fire and put it out with a hammer.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Schilling gives up only 2 hits aside from the 3rd inning, 0 BB, 6 K. I’ll take it.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Walk to Tek for no good reason at all.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • BB to Tek. None down for Lowell.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • I always considered that commercial a kind of satire…kinda making fun of the tropes of your average soda commercial, y’know? Dancing young people, hyperkinetic…and then he throws her into the air and she disappears, which I think is pretty funny.
    But maybe I’m giving them too much credit.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Ohhhhhhh, think Lowell might have been out there…

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Out at second. Bad call.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • L O W E L L E W O L
    [huge double, nearly gone]

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • That would have been a homer if Lowell didn’t have such a slow bat.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Lowell dogged it coming around the bag, Long made a great throw and the tag was on. Tough luck for the Yanks. Wouldn’t make much difference now, though.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • A great throw…to 3rd.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • Run scores on a deep sac to center.
    Still fuming about that call at second.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Best announcing ever. “That baseball actually beat Lowell to the bag…but he was called safe.”
    No irony in his voice what-so-ever.
    Also…best move you Sox fans ever made according to Sutcliffe was Lowell (he’s also a great clubhouse guy I’m hearing).
    Mike Lowell is a professional for “not testing Bernie’s arm”??????????????
    note: Bernie Williams plays classical guitar.

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Yankees warming up their new young gun: Scott Erickson

    airk May 22, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Yankees pitching is throwing BP now. Long barehands it in left center on the double. Wheels are off.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Can we get a pinch-talker for Sutcliffe? He’s really sucking some of the fun out of this game.
    But Cora helps! 9-1!

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • That was a nice play at 2nd.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Poor Colter…Joe Torre may never look at him again.
    But after Scott Erickson comes in and gets one out in a non-baseball situation, he’ll become Joe’s “guy.”

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Like I said, Harris and Cora: Yankee killers.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • 4-3 DP ends the bleeding.
    Walein, I’m glad I wasn’t listening to Sutcliffe, because that play was a transparently bad call, not that it matters now.

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Please Tom, call the station…that Sutcliffe thing about Youklis was really hurting my soul.
    I was waiting for him to end it with some conversation between Francona and Youklis where Francona says “You had me at ‘Let me play coach’.”

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • is sutcliffe drunk tonight by any chance? not that there’s anything wrong with that…

    airk May 22, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • As a Sox fan, I’ve gotta admit Sutcliffe is not sounding unbiased at all. Heck, he’s sounding like the Red Sox equivalent of Harold Reynolds.
    Oh, yeah, Lowell was out.

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Okay, I’m done.
    Folks, have a great night. Good job, Sox. See you tomorrow for game two. Time to go home and have dinner, hope for better things for the Yanks, and maybe see Sheff in the line-up tomorrow?

    attackgerbil May 22, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Reese going for Damon’s spot!

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Night everyone.

    walein May 22, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • at least the yankees aren’t giving up. *cough*

    airk May 22, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • I’ve given up complaining to ESPN. At the risk of sounding like an angry old fart, I’ve though ESPN has been slowly killing sports tv for years.
    Sutcliffe is almost as annoying as Dick Vitale, and sees less intelligent.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • 2 down. Solid-hitting, accelerating-bat-headed guy at the plate.
    What will this make it, 4 out of 5 for the season?

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • A-ROD CLUTCH!

    airk May 22, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • It’s garbage time for Alex Rodriguez, so of course he hits a two-run homer.

    Hunter May 22, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Aaaaand ABH-Rod hits a two-run dinger. 9-3.
    Fan throws it back.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Arod with the clutch HR!! MVP! MVP!

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • could Foulke be relapsing?

    airk May 22, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Uhhhhhhhh. Posada solo shot. 9-4.
    Who does Foulke think he is, a Met closer?

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Your patented A-Rod homer. In the 9th with 2 out, down by eight.
    I kid. Really, I do. He hit a clutch homer against the Sox very recently. I remember.
    My honest opinion about A-Rod is that I feel sorry for him and would wish him success on any other team, despite how much he sounds like a weenie in his quotes.
    Ah, there goes Posada. Foulke ain’t got it.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Cano doubles.
    EARTH TO TITO

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Sweet merciful crap–end it!

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Williams doubles, 9-5.
    I said, EARTH TO TITO

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • well, if this is going to come out of Foulke, at least it came out in a 9-1 game with 2 outs.

    airk May 22, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • I think it would have taken one more baserunner for me to start panicking. As it is, thank goodness.

    Devine May 22, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Sutcliffe says Tito is waiting for a save sit. before he brings in Paps. Moron.

    Tom sf May 22, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Game over.
    That was a really stupid way for a great game to end.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • 4-1

    LocklandSF May 22, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • LOL, sutcliffe is a freaking genius!

    airk May 22, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Well, we’re 2.5 up on New York and 3 up on Toronto.
    Just wish Foulke hadn’t left such a bad taste in Boston fans’ mouths there.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • According to the Globe, Wily Mo hopes to play tomorrow… and Riske has been reactivated (Alvarez sent down).
    It would be huge if Riske can actually contribute something this year, since we have little in the way of trustworthy relief not named Timlin or Papelbon.

    Hudson May 22, 2006, 10:36 pm

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