Yanks-Sox Gamer: And You Thought Irene Was Bad

Gathering steam since early April, Hurricane AJ is apparently finally due to make landfall at about 7:05 pm tonight near the Kenmore Square neighborhood of Boston. 

Predictions are that before it is finished it will have completely destroyed the New York Yankees' 2011 regular season.

Estimated Location at 6:55pm

Hurricane AJ2 
 

Estimated Location by 7:30pm

Yankee season sinks 

That's krueg, ag, and me trying to escape the vortex.

Save yourselves men.  Save yourselves.

266 comments… add one

  • This made me laugh, despite my firm belief this is nothing more than a reverse-jinx attempt.

    Paul SF September 1, 2011, 5:40 pm
  • Greatest. Gamer. Ever.
    I am only sad that I will not be able to be present to help make the SF’s laugh while there team takes apart dickhead. AJ is dickhead for the SF’s that didn’t know.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 5:54 pm
  • I wouldn’t expect you to understand Paul. You are not burdened by the albatross that is AJ. And no, Tim Wakefield does not even remotely qualify. He is your 80-year old utility pitcher forced into duty and playing for pocket change and a chance at a piece of Sox history. AJ is our 82-million dollar ostensible #2 starter supposedly still in the prime years of his career with “great stuff”. Take Carl Crawford’s performance-for-the-dollar this year, maintain it over the next 1.5 years, and let me know how you’ll feel about him then. This is no reverse jinx. It’s a cry for help.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 6:03 pm
  • AJ is reverse jinx proof. It’s an indisputable law of the universe.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 6:08 pm
  • Abandon all hope.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 6:24 pm
  • Oh wait. I forgot. The calendar page has turned andd it’s now September. AJ will be just fine…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 6:25 pm
  • Do u realize that of starting pitchers who have appeared in at least 25 games AJ has the worst stats pretty much across the board with the exception of Blue Jay-turned-Oriole Jo Jo Reyes? I do believe that after tonight AJ will be legitimately – statistically – the worst pitcher in the major leagues.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 6:34 pm
  • Sounds like they shouldn’t even play the game. No match up is ever as lop-sided as it looks, this game worries me.

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 6:55 pm
  • Well, Lester is having a stinker of a start.
    Lets see how AJ is doing.
    Odds are shortening fast on something unpleasant happening, seems to me.
    Its not over, though.
    K is still in Grand Guignol mode
    When he cheers up, I’ll know its over………

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:33 pm
  • And the umps are doing their usual shitty job…….

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:35 pm
  • Oh FUCK this ump.
    Outrageous call

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:36 pm
  • An inauspicious start for Jesus.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 7:37 pm
  • 44 pitches for Lester in the first. Wakefield might get #200 in long relief today …

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2011, 7:39 pm
  • Okay, A.J. Keep it together.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 7:40 pm
  • I’m very confident that AJ and his 5.31 ERA can make one run stand against one of the best offenses in baseball. This should be good…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 7:40 pm
  • Jesus and the ump just had a 167 pitch AB.
    What the hell is so inauspicious about that?

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:40 pm
  • Lester never got that pitch

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:42 pm
  • Ummm…a K with the bases loaded against your division rival? That’s just a guess though…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 7:43 pm
  • Now WHO the hell is supposed road kill tonight?
    The guy who threw 44 pitches and gave up a run, or the guy who just got 2 outs on 6 pitches?

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:44 pm
  • Serious cherry-picking, IH.
    I’m gonna keep up with K tonight and NOBODY’s gonna stop me
    This ump is helping out, seriously.

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:46 pm
  • > 2 outs on 6 pitches
    It’s his next sixty-six, not his first six that are typically the issue.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 7:47 pm
  • I suppose so.
    But at Lester’s rate, that would be an inning and a half….

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:49 pm
  • Okay, Bombers, score 10 more runs in the second, and I will feel moderately safe with Burnett through six innings.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 7:50 pm
  • Orsillo must have a date with Minka after the game
    “On pace for an 8 hour game” at the end of 1 inning?
    Sack up!

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • I better say it early: AJ has a no-hitter going.

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • I’ll try and be kind, and put it another way: AJ is an ideal short-relief pitcher… in the first inning.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • AG
    Wonder if that will cheer up K.
    Prob not…
    And 2 outs as I speak.
    Its a funny game

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:55 pm
  • Anyone who thinks we YFs are exaggerating how bad AJ is have simply not seen as much of him as we have and/or have not perused his stats. He is NOT John Lackey or Tim Wakefield. Honestly. You can call it reverse-jinxing, voodoo economics, or reality TV. But you really cannot relate. I envy you that.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 7:55 pm
  • Camelface gets a hit on Scoots not going to his left…..
    Something ironic about that

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:56 pm
  • Poor Scoots!
    sometimes they really ARE out to get you

    dabize September 1, 2011, 7:57 pm
  • IH, we watch the games too.
    AJ is Lackey minus this year.
    We’ve seen it before too
    No matter how much he sucks, he can always pull something out of his a**. Hell, so can Bruce Chen.
    AJ > Chen…..

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • That was a funky bounce off second.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • AJ holds Papi to a single.
    Game over……..

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:03 pm
  • No-hitter gone, now let’s end the shut-out.

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2011, 8:04 pm
  • First pitch to Lowrie looked wide. This plate is weird.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:05 pm
  • AJ planned it all.
    He’s sucked all August just so he could ambush the Sox tonight.

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:05 pm
  • No, the ump SUCKS

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:07 pm
  • So does Lester, it appears. He’s giving up some rockets.
    Just foul

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:16 pm
  • Plate gets wide to the left side now as Jones down looking at a pitch six” off the black.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:18 pm
  • Kevin Millar interview on NESN coming up.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:20 pm
  • Ahh yes.
    Can’t mistake THAT voice.
    Better than listening to Schilling, though.

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:24 pm
  • Ellsbury looked like Jorge Posada in that AB.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:25 pm
  • Still waiting for the appearance of the real A.J. Burnett.

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2011, 8:25 pm
  • Kay, Leiter, Singleton are struggling to explain how it is that AJ could be effective through 2.2 innings. “maybe he is just taking it one pitch at a time”… He has us all befuddled. Still, he’s not even out of the 3rd yet. I’ve seen this movie before.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:28 pm
  • Me too. Looks like all the reverse jinxing worked.
    3 innings, 1-0 Ys and Lester’s thrown 71 pitches

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:29 pm
  • AJ keeps keepin’ on. No runs through three. Atta boy, AJ. I knews you was better than a bag hammers..

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:29 pm
  • > Kay, Leiter, Singleton are struggling
    That’s why I’m watching Remy and Orsillo. Don’t need homegrown haters when I have enough wrath on my own.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:31 pm
  • On YES: an add for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert compilation. Those are some of the most incredible performances. Bruce and Bono doing I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For; Billy Joel and Bruce on Born to Run. Has anyone here seen Prince’s guitar solo from the My Guitar Gently Weeps from one of those induction ceremonies? It’s absurdly awesome. That is one awards/induction ceremony that I feel still lives up to the hype.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:31 pm
  • The real Lester seems to have shown up. Damnit. This game would feel different if Montero had just dinked a single in that 1st inning.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:33 pm
  • I like looking at Jeter’s BA these days.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:34 pm
  • Reddick takes the scenic route to get that line drive by Nunez.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:34 pm
  • Is this the least dramatic September in baseball history? None of the NL races – not even the WC race, is closer than 6.5 games. And the AL playoff teams are all pretty much a foregone conclusion with the possible exception of LAA/Texas. Yawn.
    Nice AB Jeter. Launch one Curtis…please…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:37 pm
  • IH, Lester has shown up after 80 pitches.
    And now he’s walking guys.
    Not good enough – even against AJ

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:38 pm
  • It’s 1-0 dabize. And until AJ walks off the mound in the 7th inning with a lead, there is not a Yankee fan on earth who thinks we’re in a strong position. But yes, I’m very happy to see Lester close to triple digits on the pitch count before the 5th.
    I actually like those Avis commercials with the Boston-accent-dude…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:41 pm
  • Agreed, IH.. 339/395/435 for Jeter since the break heading into tonight.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:42 pm
  • Check out the Prince solo when u get a chance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifp_SVrlurY

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:44 pm
  • GRD for AGon.
    Here we go.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:44 pm
  • I thought that was gone off the bat. it might as well have been. Aj has been so wonderful at bending-but-not-breaking…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:44 pm
  • The real AJ has not shown up until the wild pitches start flying/bouncing/darting all over the place.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:47 pm
  • AJ gets pissed because he isn’t getting borderline strikes, and his body language shows it. Now DP gets a two run dinger.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:47 pm
  • Shocker.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:47 pm
  • I hear you
    I remember Burkett pitching for the Sox
    Hmmmmm just one letter different
    PEDEY!!!!

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:47 pm
  • The Muddy Chicken!

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2011, 8:48 pm
  • OK, IH.
    Point made

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:48 pm
  • AJ’s pitching makes me wish I had better appreciated Carl Pavano’s buttocks.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:49 pm
  • HBP. Now HERE’S the AJ we know and love. But now Ortiz is being called back. Sorry David. You’re just going to have to hit a homerun like everyone else.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:49 pm
  • I think Ortiz may be visibly salivating at this point.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:50 pm
  • I don’t mean to offend anyone here, but when you get tattoos all up and down your arms, at what stage do you start regretting it? I mean, it can NOT look good past the age of 35 and almost never looks good up until that point.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:51 pm
  • “AJ’s pitching makes me wish I had better appreciated Carl Pavano’s buttocks.”
    Somehow missed this. Precious ag.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:52 pm
  • Ya gotta admit that the ump’s denying the HBP is pretty emblematic of their performance tonight.
    They REALLY suck ….. even by 2011 standards

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:52 pm
  • Still waiting for the real Carl Crawford to show up.

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2011, 8:53 pm
  • The best bad inning AJ has had in forever.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 8:54 pm
  • It all went sideways when AJ got pissed off in the AGon at bat.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 8:54 pm
  • “He has a wife you know
    What’s she called?
    Incontinentia
    Incontinentia Buttocks!”
    That does it…..AJ is named for me
    Incontinentia!

    dabize September 1, 2011, 8:55 pm
  • Cano’s swing is very simply a thing of utter beauty.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:00 pm
  • Cano with another double, on pitch #100.
    Gosh I love watching Cano play ball.
    This game is fantastic in that I am getting to watch two of the best second baseman of my life time, in their primes, in the same game.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:01 pm
  • The best bad inning AJ has had in forever.
    This.
    It looks like it may be enough.
    We need 3 innings from Aceves

    dabize September 1, 2011, 9:01 pm
  • A bunt from Swisher? I’m gonna get ill.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:02 pm
  • WHY ARE YOU BUNTING GOD-DAMNINTII!!!???!?!???!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    I despise this. I DESPISE this. I’m sorry. WHAT THE F*&K?????? Swisher is a serious hitter and there was already one out!?!?! He had to havemessed up the number of outs. That’s hideous terrible and awful. God dam&*t

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:02 pm
  • He forgot how many outs there are. It’s clear. Eveyrone is staring at him in the dugout and he’s shaking his head now. Oh my lord. That’s inexcusable. Completely utterly inexcusable. Not to mention you save Lester a few more pitches.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:03 pm
  • Cano in his career at Fenway: 60 games, .355 BA; .384 OBP; .586 SLG. Those are ridiculous numbers in a not-very-small sample size.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:04 pm
  • And Remy is absolutely right
    To quote Bouton
    “it was very important for him to get to 3rd, because he could score from there with 2 out
    Of course, he could also score from 2nd with 2 out.
    So he needs to go to 3rd like Frank Howard needs more muscles”

    dabize September 1, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • > He forgot how many outs there are
    If there was negative one out it would still be a bad idea.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:05 pm
  • Not to mention Swisher is hot as hell right now. He has been slugging like a maniac the last week. I’m just at a loss. It’s a horrible play by him. And Jones walks. No need to challenge withMontero coming up I guess. Let’s go kid. Earn your stripes before you’re even 22…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:06 pm
  • Good thing these umps will be gone when I get to Fenway tomorrow.
    I’m feeling homicidal about this PRICK.
    He’s singlehandedly destroying Lester’s game tonight

    dabize September 1, 2011, 9:06 pm
  • “If there was negative one out it would still be a bad idea.”
    That too.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:07 pm
  • That was your heater Jesus. Here come the sliders…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:07 pm
  • Boy, that umpire has some kind of grudge against Lester.

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 9:08 pm
  • And Cano’s career numbers at Camden Yards is even more absurd: .371 / .411 / .608 over 56 games. Holy smokes.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:09 pm
  • Thank God
    I fear the 6th inning……….

    dabize September 1, 2011, 9:09 pm
  • Trying to shake that inning off. Swisher’s brain fart has me pissed.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:10 pm
  • Wonderful effort by Teixeira there. Would Cano have made that play from the hole? Looks like he was in position. Nice try by Burnett to get that high throw down.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:17 pm
  • Mike, Dabize, if you check out the Pitch F/X at Brooks Baseball you’ll see that A. the ump has given strikes off the plate (inside to righties/outside to lefties) and has not given the same on the other side. Indeed he has given 4 such off-the-plate srikes to Lester and only 2 to AJ.
    B. He has also called balls that are inside the zone for both pitchers – and up until this inning he called 5 such “incorrect” balls for AJ and 4 for Lester.
    Not to be a jerk, but I’m just saying, not only does it appear he has been consistent in what his zone is, but Lester has benefited more to this point than has AJ. Of course, Lester has thrown more pitches.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:19 pm
  • “The Bruins begin their defense of the Stanley Cup”.. now if Krueg hears that, you will see him go ballistic.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:19 pm
  • And the Sweaty One takes the mound.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:22 pm
  • Leadoff Martin on. Come on Nunez. I’ll forgive you as long as you don’t bunt, don’t K, and don’t GIDP.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:23 pm
  • Way to help Aceves out Eduardo.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:24 pm
  • Here is exactly the situation in which Teixeira hiting between Granderson and Cano kills me. Why would Aceves go hard after Granderson??? He has the .220 hitting Teixeira (off RHPs) coming up. it’s not right.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:28 pm
  • Curt Young going out to remind Aceves that Mark Teixeira is a AA hitter from the left side.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:29 pm
  • Captain doubles. Costly GIDP, Nunez.
    Granderson walks on four pitches. The 3-0 looked good to me.
    Now Teix hit and hit hard. He’s writhing. It sounded AWFUL.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:30 pm
  • Wow. I heard that hit is leg through the TV. And Teix is in agony. Well I certainly hope he’s OK, but given the situation, I am more than happy to have the HBP. Let’s go Robbie.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:30 pm
  • All that nonsense with two outs, Alfredo!

    pale blue eyes September 1, 2011, 9:31 pm
  • Red Sox pitchers have hit more batters than any team in the majors.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:31 pm
  • Bases loaded with two away to Robi.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:31 pm
  • Right down the pipe. 0-1

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:32 pm
  • *sigh*

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:33 pm
  • BABIP blows. You’re a lucky lucky man Alfredo. Secon squandered bases loaded situation for the Yanks.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:33 pm
  • If AJ can somehow get through this inning keeping it to one run, this will be his best start in forever an I’ll frankly be pleased regardless of the fact that they’re losing. After all, a boneheaded Swisher bunt and two fruitless bases loaded situations are not his fault. But him getting through this inning is a big fat IF…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:36 pm
  • Nine hits, one run. That’s twice the bases have been juiced with no joy.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:36 pm
  • Why is Girardi so in love with Boone Logan right now? I try to never question Girardi’s bullpen management – he’s superb at it. But I’d really rather not see Boone in this game no matter the situation.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:37 pm
  • Well Ironhorse if that is the case and I have no reason to doubt it, it has certainly had more of a negative effect on Lesters’ performance. In general, it has seemed to me the umpires have been really squeezing pitchers more this year. Just a qualitative observation.

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 9:38 pm
  • Pedroia with a nice piece of hitting. Here comes Papi. Cmon, AJ, get a ground ball out of the big man. PLEASE.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:40 pm
  • Nine hits, one run. That’s twice the bases have been juiced with no joy.
    Sounds like the Sox in game 1.

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 9:41 pm
  • Nice slide by the gnat. Damn I hate him. And of course would love him if he wore pinstripes.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:42 pm
  • DP must have had a perfect slide on that steal to evade the tag. I thought Jeter had the tag down.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:42 pm
  • HBP? Wild pitch? Wait for it…….

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:43 pm
  • Don’t talk to me about inconsistent strike zones after that massively important pitch right to the spot of the plate on that side that he has been calling a strike all night. Girardi with the sensibly quick hook.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:44 pm
  • Borderline pitch, this one goes Ortiz’ way.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:44 pm
  • “spot OFF the plate” I meant…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:45 pm
  • Propers to Burnett. That was a fine outing.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:45 pm
  • Wow, after that huge pitch count advantage Burnett only winds up pitching 1/3 of an inning more than Lester. Weird.

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 9:47 pm
  • ag, how low are our standards? The guy lasted 5.1 innings giving up 2 runs leaving two men on. But yeah, as Leiter just said, this was his best start in TWO months. And compared to Yankee starts all season vs. this team it was probebly top 3 or 4 of the season.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:48 pm
  • Boone Logan tells me to shut up. And I love it. In comes Wade. Yikes part two.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:49 pm
  • > ag, how low are our standards?
    I don’t know about you, IH, but when I reached bottom I proceeded to dig.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:51 pm
  • MVP

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:53 pm
  • I love you, Curtis.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:53 pm
  • Hah.. he even replaced his divot after digging out that drive.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:54 pm
  • When will the “Yankees Universe” Fan Club finally wither and die? It’s ridiculous and embarassing.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:54 pm
  • Quick Nick – bunt. You moron.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:56 pm
  • Swing. The. Bat.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:58 pm
  • How does Swisher complain about that?

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 9:59 pm
  • Andruw Jones hits ridiculous rockets. We could use one right about now…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 9:59 pm
  • > “Yankees Universe” Fan Club
    How much do I not want to invite him over for dinner?

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 9:59 pm
  • “How does Swisher complain about that?” He is upset that he missed a perfect pitch on which to bunt.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:00 pm
  • lol

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 10:02 pm
  • THAT was the pithc to crush. 94-mph right down the middle. Damn.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:03 pm
  • Man Aceves is going right afte rhim down the middle again and again with the fastball, which is all Jones can hit,but he’s not catching up to it…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:04 pm
  • Monster at-bat.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:05 pm
  • I still haven’t fully processed that Andruw Jones is a Yankee. I have no good reason why. I also haven’t processed that he is already a 16-year ML veteran. Great at bat here.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:05 pm
  • He wasn’t catching up, but he wasn’t giving them up either. Great at bat to work the walk.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:06 pm
  • A 14-pitch walk. Dickerson to run. Nice night of 3 BBs for Jones. Wow. They keep Montero in agsint the righty. OK. Let’s see. Montero is certainly getting opportunities tonight.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:06 pm
  • My theory is that AJ’s good outing means that neither the Yanks nor the Sox make the ALCS
    The Yanks sigh with relief, start AJ in the DS, and he reverts to form.
    The Sox shrivel with shame after failing to hit AJ, get croaked by Verlander and Texas and DET meet in the C series.
    You heard it here first.

    dabize September 1, 2011, 10:07 pm
  • The Yankees called up Scott Proctor today. I think he came back to pick up the arm he left on the mound in 2006. Unfortunately they no longer play in the stadium so he’ll have to pitch with his feet.
    1-2 hole for Montero.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:08 pm
  • 0-3 debut so far for Jesus. All Montero has to do is GIDP and we will have found the perfect replacement for Posada.
    I’m actually curious why Jorge isn’t pinching right now.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:09 pm
  • Half of your prediction seems eminently plausible to me dabize.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:09 pm
  • Why Gardner isn’t pinch running and stealing second right now is a mystery to me.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:10 pm
  • Montero with his first hit. Unfortunately, it’s with his jersey.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:10 pm
  • Montero reaches his first MLB base by getting hit in the penis. Take it with pride Jesus. Take it with pride. You’re the go-ahead run…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:11 pm
  • IH……….that you, K?

    dabize September 1, 2011, 10:11 pm
  • Pinch run Gardner for Montero.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:11 pm
  • Yankees doing their damndest to strand a village tonight. 12 LOBs. How many did Boston have in the opener out of curiosity?

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:13 pm
  • Martin looking horrible on those first two pitches. Quick 0-2

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:14 pm
  • See, we SFs know K – we’ve been where he seems to live all too many times.
    So I have more faith in my prediction for the Sox than for the Yanks.
    …….in the WHERE?
    Guy must be both hung and horny for that to be true

    dabize September 1, 2011, 10:15 pm
  • Bard’s tough.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:15 pm
  • 16

    Michael Myett September 1, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • “Guy must be both hung and horny for that to be true”
    Good one.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • Boston left 17, if I remember correctly
    And here we go………3-2 Yanks

    dabize September 1, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • Russell Martin, ladies and gentleman. Russell Martin.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:18 pm
  • The most perfect send of the runners ever. Montero does not score otherwise. The way that AB started I did not think Martin had much of a shot but he put a charge into that.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:18 pm
  • Martin scores on a single by Chavez in to pinch for Nunez.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:19 pm
  • Since Martin got healthy he has been back to his early season form. And now Chvez contributes. Jeter up. Keep it going Captain!!!

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:20 pm
  • Bard: bound to suck one of these days. Ah well.

    Devine September 1, 2011, 10:20 pm
  • Jeter’s ass went past the plate on that one so I’m pretty sure his bat did too…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:21 pm
  • Granderson having a solid night but groudns out here. Yanks will go to Soriano-Robertson-Mariano. They can’t ask for more that that against this team. let’s see if they can hold it…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:22 pm
  • Crap. Teix hurt so Swisher at first and Dickerson in RF. Not a great defense here. Did they at least put Gardner in left??

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:25 pm
  • Swisher at first?

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:26 pm
  • Who’s pitcher of record for NY… Wade, right?

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:26 pm
  • And Aceves for Boston.. baseball is a funny game.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • Singleton rightly credits Jones for much of that inning. His 14-pitch walk was epic. Reddick staying alive vs. Soriano.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • Brett Gardner pays immediate dividends in LF.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:28 pm
  • Ironic end to this game:
    Sox walk off againt Mo, who blows AJ’s beautiful game
    nahhh……..too good

    dabize September 1, 2011, 10:28 pm
  • And my question gets answered by Gardner darting into the screen to save Soriano’s behind once again. I love having him and Granderson in the outfield.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • That AB by Jones was a thing of beauty.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:30 pm
  • Soriano seems like a complete jerk. But he can pitch, so whatever.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:31 pm
  • Girardi gets Robertson warming because Soriano walked a guy by missing the ump’s zone by a millimeter. Let’s not get desperate Joe…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:33 pm
  • Awesome. Insurance runs? Maybe? Would be nice to actually win a series against these guys for once!!!!

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:34 pm
  • Soriano does seem… intense. Nice ringing up Scutaro there to end the seventh.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:36 pm
  • Keith Hernandez doing ads for Oyster Bay Coin Galleries is embarassing. Sorry Keith. Seinfeld maybe. But that’s sort of sad. Unless you’re somehow related to the owner.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:37 pm
  • 3-0 to Gardner. Getting him on leadoff would be nice…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:38 pm
  • Kay explains that Gardner didn’t pinch run earlier because Girardi knew Teix was out and so was going ot need to shuffle Dickerson/Swisher. Anyway, by sending Montero on that 3-2 to Martin it all worked out well and now Gardner is leading off the 8th, which is good. Full count.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:40 pm
  • He walks. Run Brett run.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:41 pm
  • 2-0. Great count on which to run…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:42 pm
  • Gardner walks. Cano up. Good test for young Felix Doubront here.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • IH: makes JoeG look pretty smart. Doubront has a decent move to first. Gardner out in the run down.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:44 pm
  • Horrible Brett. Horrible. Picked off. Speaking of which – you know who is great at running the pickle? Jeter. He stays lateral until the last moment – don’t know why more guys don’t do that. Real buzz-kill there. Cano still up. Every batter seems to work the full count for these two teams. I swear, starting pitchers on the Os, Rays, and Jays should get graded on a massive curve for having to face these two line-ups so many times.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:46 pm
  • I guess he passes the first test. Pettittish, I would offer.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:46 pm
  • Now Cano down swinging after a long at bat. Test number two: passed.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • Swisher up. Let’s see how Felix fields the bunt.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • Robertson to face the teeth of the Sox line-up. Will we get amazingly effective no-drama Robertson or fill the bases before waking up and trying to bear down robertson?

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • If they’re to get back in it, now is the time.

    Devine September 1, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • Swisher down with a big cut, Doubront with another K. On to the bottom of the eighth.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • I think it’s the second one, IH. Wakey-wakey, Dave! Gonzalez green light on the 3-0? Nope, just a crappy pitch from Robertson.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:53 pm
  • Bad call. Pedroia was out albeit not by much.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 10:57 pm
  • JUST GOT HOME BABY!!!!
    BULLSHIT call on Ratatouille. He was clearly out.
    We got FUCKED!!!!

    krueg September 1, 2011, 10:57 pm
  • Pedey is too quick for the Yankees to turn the 463.. but boy, that was close.
    Ortiz up, one away. Takes strike one. PAPI ANGRY WITH LOW ZONE. PAPI SMASH! Nah, just swings and misses.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 10:59 pm
  • K’s Papi!!!!!
    2 outs.
    NICE!!!!

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:00 pm
  • Robertson gets Ortiz with persistent big breaking balls. Very nice. I swear his curve has gotten better as the season has gone on.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:00 pm
  • Yeah, just rewound the DVR. Pedroia looked out. Papi strikes out swinging.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:00 pm
  • He was out ag. No doubt.
    It was as clear as Hull’s skate was in the crease!!! :)

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:01 pm
  • Wild pitch advances Pedroia to scoring position. Looked more like a passed ball? Either way, shit.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:01 pm
  • He was definitely out. Would be nice to be into the 9th now rather than Pedroia on second but whatever. Robertson-Crawford, who seems to play well against the Yankees and no one else for some reason.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:01 pm
  • I guess AJ wasn’t horrible???? That defies logic.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:02 pm
  • Robertson’s heater up to 96. Come on kid!

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:02 pm
  • Crawford staying alive.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:03 pm
  • Crawford is stayin’ alive…like the Bee Gee’s.
    Did you ever see them live back in the 70′s IH??? ;) At Club 54 maybe???

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:04 pm
  • Tweets saying “bruised knee” for Teix. Hell, we knew that when we saw it. He got hit so hard it bruised my knee.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:04 pm
  • Tex does nothing against the Sox anyway…meh.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • 4-2 after 8!!!!!
    I cannot believe this.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • Good AB by Crawford but Robertson prevails. To the 9th

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • Long at bat by Crawford but he flies out to Gardner. On to nine.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:05 pm
  • Ha krueg! I was too old for them in the 70′s :)

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:08 pm
  • Come on IH…I was JOKING!!!!! Did you see Tommy Dorsey live then???? Babe Ruth??? ;)

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:11 pm
  • Well you can tell by the way I walk I’m a women’s man no time to talk.. music loud and women warm I’ve been kicked around since I was born.
    Wait, what now?

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:12 pm
  • I was a Tris Speaker fan…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:12 pm
  • Montero just misses on his first hit. Well he scored a critical run and didn’t foolishly bunt like some.
    Martin-the-hero comes up as Mo warms in the pen.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:14 pm
  • You kids and your flavor of the month. Cap Anson, whippersnappers.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:15 pm
  • That just missed being a cheapy Pesky homer…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:15 pm
  • Had to look that one up IH…yikes. ;)
    LOVE the Bee Gee’s ag!!!

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:16 pm
  • Okay, here we go. No reason to be nervous. Mo vs. Sox in Fenway.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:16 pm
  • Enter.
    Sandman.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:16 pm
  • “No reason to be nervous. Mo vs. Sox in Fenway.”
    I choose to never get nervous when Mo comes in. If he melts down it’s an oh-well moment. But I reserve my nerves for the likes of AJ.
    Bottom of the Sox order coming up. Let’s do it Mo…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:19 pm
  • Here. We. Go.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:19 pm
  • Mo getting squeezed??????

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:21 pm
  • Walk.
    Lame.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • Mo painting but the ump isn’t going for it. Will he come in??? Kay pointing out rightly that Mo simply hasn’t come in to lefties with his cutter nearly as much.
    And now he walks him.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • Walked ‘im…still breathing.

    Devine September 1, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • This ump has been an equal opportunity shithead.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • 1 out.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • Off the bat I almost emptied my bowels.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:22 pm
  • Saltala-verbal-diarrhea up. Mo not looking particualrly sharp and the danerous Ellsbury on deck.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:24 pm
  • Gameday agrees with ag, Rivera is nicking the strike zone perfectly and the ump says nay.

    Devine September 1, 2011, 11:24 pm
  • Fly into those seast Chaves. You are expendable.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:25 pm
  • Errr…IH, I mean.

    Devine September 1, 2011, 11:25 pm
  • K. 2 outs.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:25 pm
  • Salty down swinging.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:25 pm
  • Ellsbury representing the tying run…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:25 pm
  • Ump just gave him a strike he didn’t give him for the first 3 batters. OK…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:26 pm
  • COME ON!!!!!! THAT WAS A STRIKE!!!!!! THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!!

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:27 pm
  • MFRS walks.. (*@&$@(#*&$

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:28 pm
  • Crap. Up comes Scutaro who for some ungodly reason is tough on Mo.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:28 pm
  • This is a fucking joke. The ump is CLEARLY FROM NEW ENGLAND!!!!! 2 strikes that were called balls…
    Unbelievable.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:29 pm
  • Larry Rothschild comes out to introduce himself to Mariano Rivera. Mariano asks him if he is lost. he goes back to the dugout.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:29 pm
  • Really don’t know what to say to anyone who complains about long games here. This is awesome baseball, as much as I wish Mo would have got a K there.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:29 pm
  • That was less of a strike than the other two pitches…

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:30 pm
  • Wish Youk could PH.

    Devine September 1, 2011, 11:30 pm
  • The umpire has directly effected the outcome of this game…it should be over already. Instead, the Sox get 3 extra AB’s.
    What a fucking joke.
    We need robot umpires. Period.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:31 pm
  • C’mon Gonzo…

    Devine September 1, 2011, 11:31 pm
  • Bases jammed for the MVP-candidate. This has been a great game…I say that now because I may not be in the mood to in a minute. Strike 1.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:31 pm
  • 0-2.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:32 pm
  • Now he’ll pitch a strike away…and not get the fucking call…

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:32 pm
  • Gonzalez almost hit by that pitch

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:32 pm
  • BEAUTIFUL PITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    See ya Gonzo.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:33 pm
  • AGon down looking on one helluva pitch.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:33 pm
  • Ah well, due to lose.

    Devine September 1, 2011, 11:33 pm
  • FINALLY GOT A FUCKING CALL!!!!!!
    YANKEES WIN…..THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!!!
    I cannot believe what I just saw!!!! WE WON A SERIES IN BAH-STEN!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV02nP9PLnQ

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:34 pm
  • I have to watch that at bat again. What a great setup.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:34 pm
  • Great to come into Fenway with Hughes and Burnett slated to pitch and come away with the series. What a war that was tonight.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:34 pm
  • Russell Martin called Daniel Bard “Josh” Bard. Then said — “I think his name is Josh Bard, but I’m not sure”.
    Why woudl you PH Youkilis for Scutaro, who hits Mo great, or for AGon, the league’s leading hitter??????? Not sure I get that.

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:37 pm
  • Of course this means Toronto will score 15 in the Bronx tomorrow night.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:37 pm
  • probably ag. but the Sox have to deal with Texas, which is no fun either. It’s just nice to win one game that is actually wel-pitched and well-played by both teams. About freaking time. I’ve got tickets to the first game of their final series – assume they will still be neck and neck which should make it fun…

    IronHorse (YF) September 1, 2011, 11:40 pm
  • Josh Bard! My favorite journeyman catcher.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2011, 11:41 pm
  • We ALWAYS lost the 1st game back from a road trip…always.
    Always.

    krueg September 1, 2011, 11:50 pm
  • Because Scutaro…is not as good a hitter as Youkilis.

    Devine September 2, 2011, 12:11 am
  • Nova getting rocked.
    WE ALWAYS LOSE THE 1ST HOME GAME AFTER A ROAD TRIP!!!!
    I told you.
    I did.

    krueg September 2, 2011, 7:16 pm
  • 0-2.
    Already.

    krueg September 2, 2011, 7:17 pm
  • Back-to-back SICK catches by Gardner saves the big inning…
    Our turn.

    krueg September 2, 2011, 7:18 pm

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