Not “How You Play The Game?” Yanks-Sox Gamer VII

Smart people have been telling me that the only thing that really matters is who is playing and winning in November. Whatever, geniuses. For any true Yankee fan, going win-less over each of the games against the Sox is a painful and humiliating thing to which few sufferings can remotely compare.

Well, could be worse. And it probably will be once the Beantown blows up Wang while Wakefield brings it against the Bombers. Lineups follow, comment away…

I realize this gamer is rather Yankee-centric. Sox fans, please accept my apologies and feel free to gleefully chuckle at me wallowing in misery.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .302
J. Damon lf .294
M. Teixeira 1b .284
A. Rodriguez 3b .238
R. Cano 2b .300
J. Posada c .292
H. Matsui dh .246
N. Swisher rf .253
M. Cabrera cf .292
C. Wang 14.46
 
Boston
D. Pedroia 2b .312
J.D. Drew rf .259
K. Youkilis 1b .353
J. Bay lf .278
M. Lowell 3b .296
D. Ortiz dh .198
M. Kotsay cf .300
N. Green ss .279
G. Kottaras c .188
T. Wakefield 4.50

363 comments… add one

  • Apparently, Wang’s wife is due any minute — is anyone else hearing he may not pitch tonight?

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 6:34 pm
  • Why on earth am I even watching this stupid game…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 6:46 pm
  • Because watching Wake pitch against the Yanks is always highly entertaining (for YFs).

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 6:51 pm
  • I’m not feeling very confident that we are ever going to beat you guys again at this point…
    Wang is just god-awful. You guys might score 20 tonight!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 6:55 pm
  • Reverse jinx! Reverse jinx! Accuscore is predicting a Yankees win. The game is all but over.

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 6:59 pm
  • this is going to be a bloodbath…i feel sick to my stomach.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:00 pm
  • Even papi went off on us…watch him get going now. all he needed was a series against the yankees.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:02 pm
  • He’s still below the Mendoza line.

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 7:03 pm
  • I don’t care what the Yankee record against voodoo-man is – I hate when they have to face him. If they do get men on base I hope and suspect that Girardi will try to run like crazy on him compared to the sans-Zimmer Torre years of growing roots on whatever base you happen to be standing on.
    As for Wang, I have to admit a fairly strong krueg-like queasiness about him facing this test while his recovery-psyche must still be seriously fragile. As much as I enjoy watching Hughes pitch, I hope not to see him any earlier than the the 7th tonight…

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:04 pm
  • I keep remembering that game where Wang 1-hit or 2-hit the Sox at Fenway. Eurgh, watch Wang get going now. All he needs is a start against the Sox.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • god…here we go. gulp.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • …in that vein, why is god-OUT-za playing when we would be better served with Gardner and his speed on the bases. that is considering we get any hits of course but still?

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • that was easy. 1 out.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • Let’s see if I can make it past the 2nd inning tonight.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • 2 outs.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • This is an excellent point about Gardner. I’ve never understood why teams don’t run wild on Wakefield when they reach.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • Howdy everyone. $10 says Wakefield is out by the 3rd inning.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • you and me both…i’ve already got the warm bath drawn and my wife’s razor so…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • i hate to say it but i think it’s because girardi is a douche.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • Non-HD NESN feed or HD ESPN feed? The choices that Extra Innings puts on you.
    F9 Jeter.
    Damon–Youk to Wakefield.
    Teixeira–single off the wall. Pretty predictable 3-1 pitch.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • Not for nothing but hits like that don’t make Fenway look very silly?

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • marky mark is awesome. where are the complaints about the green monster not only leading to doubles on fly balls, but also taking away hard hit balls that would normally be doubles??? just sayin…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • choke-rod. ugh. i can’t even watch.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • walk…no matter. weak grounder to 2nd by cano coming right up.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • Crap. A-Rod BB. 2 on, 2 down.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • cano has really cooled off…not like swish, but still…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • see…no worries SF’s. no worries. No here comes wang. christ.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • Thanks for the 2004 ALCS Game 5 13th inning flashback…it still makes me physically ill. Runner planted on the basepads, 3 passed balls…ugh. Just downright painful.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • I don’t mind Girardi. Torre would have been starting Berroa and Cash for weeks and Veras would be his Proctor. Girardi is so much better.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • Walking ARod to get to Cano? I fully support this decision, since he’s OPS’ing .458 in June.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:18 pm
  • um…yeah. i don’t really have anything against girardi per se, he just SEEMS to totally suck. :)
    this is going to be soooooooo bad…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:18 pm
  • Exactly. That’s Torre. Then he should have been bunting on Schilling. Just awful. The guy should have lost his job after that series. Instead they gave him an expensive three-year extension and he still trashed the organization on his way out the door.
    Putz.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • ball…here we go.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • Nice way to start! That pitch had nice downward movement too.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • HE GOT AN OUT!!!! WHAT THE ____!!!! (this censorship brought to you by SF the commie!!!) ;)

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • The balls are down – we could be okay.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Everything’s at the knees.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • walk…pathetic. HR time???

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • Chien-Ming Penis walks Nancy!
    Har har har penis joke I’m clever.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • I don’t understand why Drew hasn’t been near the top of the order since, say, the middle of last year.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • not.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • Uh-oh, now he’s losing it and Jorge tells him to settle down.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • Really losing it.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • Four close pitches and Youk is on too.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • i don’t even have the words to accurately describe how _________ terrible wang is…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • Wang with his best Burnett impression. Still, I think he’ll manage to throw more 48% strikes tonight.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • That’s kind of a confusing sentence by me last post–I think Drew should have been at the top of the order since at least July last year (after Papi came back), and the move was only recently made.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Wang just got away with that.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • 0-1. game. see ya guys.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • Finds a hole. It works, not a great swing, but it works.
    Closer than I would have expected at home.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • Hey 1-0 Sox!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • There we saw Jeter’s no range. He’s cheating up the middle (for a righty I have no idea why) and he doesn’t even make an attempt.
    Problem is, the ball was right where a SS should be able to get it.
    And Eck repeats exactly what I just wrote.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • Sterling: “That’s a good sign though. He got the ground ball. If it hadn’t been in the hole it would have been a double play ball instead of an RBI…When you hit a ground ball you’re not trying to hit the hole – no one is that good. It just happened to find the hole.”

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • IH – Wha?

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • Lot of close pitches not going Wang’s way.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • It’s what he said man – I just typed it verbatim. Forget the fact that Wang has something like a 5-1 ball-strike ratio.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • Please don’t bring Sterling into my life. He’s a last resort only.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:33 pm
  • This is exactly what I/we knew was going to happen…weren’t we supposed to have good pitching this year???

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • thank _______ god. i may hang out for a little while longer.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • Wang pulls it out just in time.
    (As the Yankee fortunes decline, I will simply post adolescent double-entendre’s all night long)

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:35 pm
  • Well, Wang’s ERA just went down.

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 7:35 pm
  • only 14.00 now???

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • 14.19…

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Oh look, we left the bases loaded.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • One run ain’t nothing when Wakefield is the pitcher, though admittedly Wang didn’t look great that inning.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • Told ya.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • F*ck you Posada.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • 1-1. i would be way more excited if wang wasn’t about to give up about 5 runs this inning…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • It’s nights like this one and last that I’m thankful for the sticky-icky.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • See what I’m sayin’?

    Devine June 10, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • god-OUT-za just got a double???? really????

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • i’m coming over…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • Jorge!
    OK, one more because I cant resist (sorry Rob): Sterling and Waldman just explained how the first inning is really going to help Wang’s confidence because he was able to get out of a jam. Just forget the fact that he got into it in the first place and allowed a run!!!!!!! The Bush administration should have employed these two to justfify the invasion of Iraq. They are ridiculous.
    And Matsui rolls into second. Me-likey.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • HE WAS OUT!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • dude…you guys are fine. 6-0 series lead with wang on the mound.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • looked out…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Replay shows him out by a foot and a half. Bullshit.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Uhh, I mean bullsh*t.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • You know, speaking of which, did you know that there was just a study that showed that the pull out method is as effective as condoms in committed couples?
    It’s true!
    I want to know how they’re going to teach THAT in middle schools across the land.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • foot wasn’t on the bag Ath…just showed the replay.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • Pulling out??? What is this…high school???

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • Un-freaking-believable. Nice baserunning.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • I’m not even going to say anything about it…
    YOU _________ MORON!!!! Could swish be more worthless????

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • Blue gives you your out back.

    Rob June 10, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • Swishalicious! Double-play makes up for the bad call.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • dude…his foot was not on the bag. replay clearly showed it.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • I heard that too Rob; the swimmers have to be launched pretty far before they can do their thing. Doesn’t help with STD’s though.
    Unless you do it in a hottub or something, right?

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • Both teams squander big opportunities. Time for Wang to go off.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • hurts bigtime not to score there. not good.

    YF June 10, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • alright…over/under on runs dangle gives up this inning?

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • you actually thought we would???? shame on you then…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • Hey – strikes. Nice concept.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • 32 pitches….15 strikes. awesome.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • can we just forfeit…_____.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Well that’s understandable – Nick Green is tough to keep off the baspads…not.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • Yeah but that wasn’t the ump’s call, right Krueg? He didn’t do the arm-swoopy thing to indicate that Youk was off the bag, he just called him safe, indicating that he beat the throw.
    Not that it really matters I guess. And yeah, “arm-swoopy thing” is the technical term.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • Actually the high pitch count is encouraging to me. If he can manage to only give up 1 run per 30 pitches, he’ll turn the ball over the Hughes in the 3rd inning with the Sox leading by 3-1, right? That would be fine with me.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • game.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • Kottaras doubles! Green was running so he scores easily, 2-1 Sox.
    Me gusta!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • robertson…not hughes. game is over.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • #8 and #9 hitters spank Wang.

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • HAHAHA I like that logic IH.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • top of the order…no outs. my prediction is coming along nicely. I have the movie Defiance, anyone see it??? Probably going to be throwing that in very soon…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • Wang makes me sad..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Dustin Peppercorn Pedroia, I love you so very much.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • How bad is swisher. I could have caught that. Now I’m really out…enjoy SF’s.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • I think it’s time for Wang to leave the game.

    Nick-YF June 10, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • I thought the reason they only pitched Hughes one inning on Monday was to have him ready to toss as many as 3 if necessary for Wang. Is that wrong?
    And the merry-go-round continues. Swisher having some night here early on…

    IronHorse June 10, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Krueg, Defiance was very good.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Swisher not helping Wang out with that play.. it’s almost like it’s Abreu out there..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • The Yankees remind me of the pre-2004 Red Sox whenever they used to play the Yankees. What a juxtaposition this is.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • Sinker that isn’t sinking.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • that’s a very sophisticated long-view reverse jinx Ath. I applaud your effort.

    Nick-YF June 10, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • Don’t worry, Youk is going to strike out here.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • And his control isn’t even there.. all over the place and walking guys, which he was at least good at not doing. Bah.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • krueg needs to be more aggressively pissed.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • Told ya. Reverse-jinx averted.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • krueg needs to be more aggressively pissed.
    How is that even possible?

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • Wang walks towards the dugout on a sweeping slider that barely missed. Close call.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • I do not like this “new” Wang of more K’s and Walks. Give me more groundballs!

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • .. more groundballs and less runs,of course!

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • COME ON WANG YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF MAGGOT INFESTED DOG SH-T!!!!
    …AND DON”T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON YOU MOTHER-F-CKING SORRY SONS OF B-TCHES AT THE PLATE!!!! HAVE SOME F-CKING PRIDE!!! YOU ARE THE F-CKING YANKEES GOD D-AMMIT!!!!
    ;)

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • The number left of base so far gives me a sinking feeling. If they decide to give Hughes a few innings, with Wake on the mound, this could easily get ugly.

    rootbeerfloat June 10, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Wang is doing a good Daisuke impression, if you ignore the runs.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Have you not seen Robertson pitch???? You guys are fine…
    here comes johnny and the rally killers!!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • You just know Hughes is going to come in, pitch 5 perfect innings of relief, and get the win. Then the NY media is going to say “Why the hell did they have Wang starting instead of Hughes?”
    One hard hit out there by Damon.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Neither starter is looking super.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • SEE SWISHER YOU C-CK!!! THE RF’er ACTUALLY CAUGHT THE BALL YOU ASS CLOWN!!! GET A REAL HAIRCUT OR DROP A LUNG AND DIE!!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Damon with a pretty weak fly out.
    Teixiera with a double, though if Damon was on base he might not have..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • There’s a Fenway double.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • marky mark is a monstah…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • “COME ON WANG YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF MAGGOT INFESTED DOG SH-T!!!!
    …AND DON”T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON YOU MOTHER-F-CKING SORRY SONS OF B-TCHES AT THE PLATE!!!! HAVE SOME F-CKING PRIDE!!! YOU ARE THE F-CKING YANKEES GOD D-AMMIT!!!!”
    Basically that’s what my morning meeting sounds like with my class of 5th graders. They’re confused not so much by the cursing, but the whole Yankee pride thing.

    Nick-YF June 10, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • The wall giveth and the wall sucketh my b*lls.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Boy…choke-rod looking good. F-CKING LOSER!!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Wow that was a ridiculously quick inning, despite the double.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:06 pm
  • Wow, these guys are really going quickly.. I turned around and ARod flies out..
    WTF, Cano just flied out before I could finish saying that. What a way to strand the guy at second..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:06 pm
  • What are they doing???? Is this a f-cking softball game at the townpark??? Do they even care if they lose???? Did anyone else get that feeling from those last two at bats???
    Mrs. krueg is SCREAMING at the TV right now…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • That inning was so quick if you blinked you might’ve missed it..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • going to have a smoke…i can’t watch another inning of the taiwanese turd.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • You mean there’s someone in this world angrier than Mr. Krueg right now? You married the right woman, dude.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • It’s getting late early..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • MIKE CEASAR LOWELL!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • Well, a HR. Wang could not do much worse..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • um…why is he still out there. this is seriously getting ridiculous. even the sox don’t seem to care, it’s too easy…
    F-CKING DIE WANG!!!! I HATE YOU!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • Come on Papi, Wang is the slumpbuster tonight and he’s in bed and ready to go.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • not usually…but sometimes.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • I envy you your empathetic wife, krueg. Mine just kinda sad-smiles and gives me a non-understanding hug when the Sox hurt my soul.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Boooo Papi misses one by a bit.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Even the outs are loud, like the one by Ortiz..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • That’s a good swing by Ortiz, shame about the location of the fly ball.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • so it’s time for Wang to leave this game unless the Yanks are conceding it.

    Nick-YF June 10, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • Hey Sox fans, quick question. I saw a woman with a shirt that said “Some woman loves shoes, and others love SOX” and the Sox was red with the Red Sox font. Has anyone seen this before? I want to get it for my girlfriend but can’t find it anywhere online.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • There must be a “hit first pitch” strategy by the Yanks against Wakefield. But like, you should at least make sure you can hit that first or something!
    Another hit yield by Wang..
    He is throwing mid 90s, so I really don’t know what’s wrong with him, other than that the sinker isn’t sinking. Bah.
    Let’s get a Wang double play..
    Hughes is now up in the pen.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Also, I just pulled up mlb.com – Wakefield’s knuckleball is at 66? I thought it was higher for some reason.. or is it just this year?

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • That sinker is staying around belt-high. Ugly stuff for someone like Wang.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Wang’s command is awful. He basically doesn’t know where his pitches are going. That’s the problem.

    Nick-YF June 10, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • That standing ovation for Ortiz’s flyout was really embarrassing.

    AndrewYF June 10, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Swisher tries to make up for his other play by diving quite unnecessarily into the stands. Good effort, I guess.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Back in 2003/2004 it was consistently at 68, almost every time. Since then it’s gone down to 60-66, depending on his accuracy that night.
    Great effort from Swisher there, goes well into the stands.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • That sounds about right there, low-to-high 60s knuckleball, depending, with a 75-76 MPH fastball.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Looks like Wang is done. At least he ended the night on a strike out. Unfortunately, he also gave up 4 runs on 6 hits, and too many fly balls/line drives and not enough grounders..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • It’s Hughes time. Second straight day the Yankee starter didn’t make it past the 3rd inning.
    Keep it up tomorrow, will ya CC?

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • I meant to put “fastball” in quotes. ‘Cause it’s not fast, GET IT?!

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Is that too low? Haha, I mean, I can’t hit it, but that sounds like it really should be eaten up for breakfast.. the Yanks do have 5 hits, but leaving too many guys on and not getting timely productive outs..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • So Wang can’t get through 3 innings ever and has shown ZERO improvement…
    Burnett just sucks…
    Joba can’t get through 5…
    Pettitte is old and sucks huge monkey balls…
    CC is ok. Not great but pretty average, which is good for us…
    Our bullpen is horrendous….
    What does that add up to??? A horrible pitching staff, again, that will lead to either a first round flop or no postseason at all.
    This is horrible.
    GO BACK TO TAIWAN AND FEEL SHAME WANG YOU NEO-MAXI-ZOOMED-WEEBIE!!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Big spot for Hughes here, without too much pressure, because the Yanks have this one 90% lost. Let’s see his stuff.. like his 95 heater the other day!

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Look on the bright side, YF’s: if you average the ERA’s of Hughes and Wang, it’s only about twice as high as Pavano’s right now.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • My wife is right next to me watching every Yankee and Sabres game…she is a huge fan. It makes it cool. No nagging or BS!!! She doesn’t care about football though…just wants the Fins to win so I’m not miserable. Although I usually am because all my teams suck.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • BALK!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Balk the runner over..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Can someone explain the balk – I didn’t have sound on..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • dick. thanks for that!!!!
    Hughes is going to get rocked…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • The #9 hitter giving Hughes trouble. I was going to say Hughes should dominate this guy to set a pace, at least..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • …to this day I don’t know what the hell a balk is.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • He started to straighten up Lar, then changed his mind and stayed leaned over staring in for the pitch. It was only a minor twitch, but clear enough that I caught it before the ump called it.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Does strike the guy out though.. turning point? ;)

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • “GO BACK TO TAIWAN AND FEEL SHAME WANG YOU NEO-MAXI-ZOOMED-WEEBIE!!!!”
    You are awesome, Krueg.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Why not play some more musical pitchers Joe, you nimrod. Hell, bring Igawa back up!!! He’s about as good as the rest of these sorry sacks of feces.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • I called it two innings ago: Hughes is going to throw 4-5 perfect innings.
    Hey, there’s a good question: does a balk count against a perfect game?

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • There are no more turning points since the big one in 2004…we are just a sorry franchise now.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • mlb.com said Hughes dialed it up to 95. Though it isn’t too good if the #9 hitter fouled off a few of your “good” fastball..
    That 75 mph curveball was pretty sick though.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Ath – in a perfect game, there wouldn’t be any runners, then there’ll be no balks.. =) Though it depends on your definition of “perfect”, haha..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • Hughes could give up 10 runs for all I care, if the Yanks can score 20.. ;)

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • Posada, the guy that actually hit it out there, strike out on an outrageously high knuckle/fast (hard to tell)..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • You suck hip hip…more like crap crap.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Here’s Matsui..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • god-OUT-za up…everybody move in!!!! no hitter!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Oh, I thought they could still call a balk if there were no runners, it just wouldn’t affect anything.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Alright, they got to stop showing the Aaron Boone HR on YES.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Ath – I’m pretty sure (though you should double check!) that it’s only a balk if there are runners – it is to prevent fooling the runners..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Seriously Lar? Geez, I bet they show that every time Wake pitches. Even NESN rarely shows 2004 and 2007 footage.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • did i tell you guys i used to watch wakefield when he was on the buffalo bisons back in the day??? little did i know at the time that his weak, pathetic, embarrasingly slow knuckle-nuts would come back to destroy my mental state time and time again…I should have knee-capped the bastard when i had the chance…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • it’s the last thing we’ll ever have to cheer about…stupid pickup basketball game. idiot.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Matsui does work out a walk.. yay for being on base!
    Here’s Swisher, who was caught napping off first, turned an out into a double, and ran into the stands for fun..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • when i look at swish…i want to repeatedly kick him in the bean bag.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • From wikipedia: “If no runners are on base and the pitcher commits an otherwise balkable action, there generally is no penalty.”
    So does that mean it’s still a balk, but there is just no penalty?

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • Ath – ya, I’m sick of it right now. Maybe if 2004 didn’t happen (or if we actually won the damn thing in 2003) it would’ve been cooler. Or the fact that we’re down during the game where we lost the last 6.
    Something.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • so glad god-OUT-za is in the game so he can steal…he can really motor. WAY faster than gardner…nice call joe. i’m really starting to hate you joe. you don’t want that kind of attention jackoff.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • TWO WALKS…RALLY WALRUS TIME!!!! COME ON MELKY!!! LEARN ENGLISH ALREADY MEATHEAD!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Ath – ya, I have no idea then, hahah.. I thought it was the case.. it might be in that umpire/baseball tricks book, but my copy’s at home, so if it’s in there I’ll look it up when I get home.. I thought it was “ignored”, but you’re right – not sure if that still counts.. I just assumed it’s like a wild pitch – if there’s no one on base, you can throw it anywhere and it would be a ball..
    Melky drives in Matsui! For a second I thought it would be another double play..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Three run lead turns into a two run lead.
    I do not like this one bit.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • If Pedroia’s taller, maybe he gets that.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • melky rbi…2-4. the wife LOVES melky, her favorite player.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • You know, if Pedroia was 5’2 instead of 5’1 he would have had that.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • if a dog eats chocolate, it dies. what’s your point?

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • jeter sucks. way to be patient. not. dick.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Jeter pops out.. and here’s Damon trying to scratch out another run.. which would be nice and delicious and err.. “swisherlicious?”

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Another display of your mighty power would be timely, Damon..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • don’t. he is on our sh-tlist. do not evoke his suckiness.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • I think you mean JOHNNY ON THE SPOT!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Should’ve swung at that 3-0, it was right down the middle..
    Though of course, if he failed, krueg wouldn’t have been happy.
    That 3-1 pitch was pretty close..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Wakefield’s fastballs are so slow they register as knuckleballs on Gameday.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Pops him up as the Yanks strand another two.. bah..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • i can’t even express how furious i am right now.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Three fastballs in a row retires Damon. Genius.
    This game is far from over.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • MLB.com calls it a 73 mph knuckle. I’m really not sure.. haha..
    But apparently Damon isn’t either..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • …more like port-a-john. worthless piece of sh-t.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Alright, I got to runs. Go Yanks!

    Lar June 10, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • yeah…for you guys. many more runs to be had by the sox. 2 months until football season.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • top of the order…let the orgy of blood begin.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • at least we didn’t get shutout again…bright side.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Nope, Wakefield is going to implode and Hughes has his perfect game still intact.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • Couple of really generous ump calls on 3-1 in that inning to Wake.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • um…how come wakefield gets those outside strikes, p-ew’s doesn’t??? ump is from new england probably…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • here come the walks…patented p-ew meltdown coming…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • DREW TRIPLES! Great hustle the entire way.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Whew, that was close, but it IS a triple.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • what a F-CKING HORRIBLE TAG BY CHOKE-ROD!!!! CHRIST, COULD YOU BE MORE OF A F-CKING DRAIN ON MY LIFE YOU OVERPAID, PED USING, CHOKE JOB PIECE OF F-CKING SHIT!!!!! I HATE YOU SO MUCH I CAN’T EVEN STAND IT!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • That’ll get him in from 3rd…heh.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • I love the Trials and Tribulations of Krueg.
    You see that, children watching at home? Drew immediately put his head down and sprinted after hitting that, and he got an extra base because of it. Now he’ll score on a pop fly, or a–
    HOMERUN MOTHERF*CKERS

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • Youk! :)

    Jackie (SF) June 10, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • see…p-ew sucks just like the rest of this team. except teixiera. bet he is SO pissed he didn’t sign with the sox. i can’t even imagine if he played for boston. they wouldn’t lose a game. alright, i’m REALLY out now…this team is a pathetic joke.
    Yes fenway faithful…the yankees do suck. in fact, suck isn’t even a strong enough word. f-ck them i hope they all get herpes and their little cocks fall off…f-cking losers. (except teixiera)

    krueg June 10, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • If it makes you YF’s feel better, Pavano gave up 9 ER against Kansas City, though his ERA still isn’t as high as Hughes.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • Teix doubles. 6 runs may not be enough for us tonight.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • HAH Arod out on one pitch again.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Wakefield continues to mediocritize his way through. Probably will end up giving up at least one here.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • 3rd Yankee run, they are not going away.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • A run scores on a grounder, but then Posada grounds out on one pitch. 7 pitches overall that inning.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Really nice grab by Wake. Very cool, nonchalant grab on a not-easy play.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Eck: “Hughes not proud of his cheese right now. When someone takes your cheese deep, you don’t like your cheese anymore.”
    I love Eck so much.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • This ump’s strikezone is inconsistent.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Okay Wake, this is the inning. We just need you to get through here so we can turn it over to our superhero crime-fighting bullpen to drive us home like a pack of sled dogs. Just this one inning please.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Ummm, is someone warming? Oh yes, Ramsquared is warming. It might have to happen very soon. I can easily see this lead going up in smoke in two batters with Wake behind in the count and a runner already on.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Needs to go after Swisher on 3-2. Can’t afford to walk him…
    …got him on a…curve?!

    Devine June 10, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • Great curveball strikes out Swisher!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • I guess he has already thrown like 4 or 5 of them. I just can’t believe he went to it on 3-2 and threw it right on the inside corner.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • And hey, Melky out on one pitch. This is a very unYankee-like lineup tonight, swinging on the first pitch a lot.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Wake gets a ground ball on a fastball, bobbled by Pedroia but no damage.
    At 88 pitches so far. I say send him out for the 7th with a one-runner leash.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • Through 6! Quality.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • By the way, on June 18 Jacoby Ellsbury will be making a cameo on Days of our Lives. TiVo set!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Someone in the crowd just screamed “LEEROY JENKINS!”

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Hey look, apparently Damon can hit homeruns outside of YS2.5.
    6-4. I do not like this one bit.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Back to back… wow.

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Teixeira. What the f*ck.
    Boy they’re going nuts now that they don’t have to hit the knuckleball. Teixeira is a triple away from the cycle.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Hey, remember one inning ago when he had the best bullpen in baseball? Those were good times.
    At least he K’s Cano. Crazy strikezone tonight.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • Genersous called third strike on Cano.

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • Just had to pop back in to say we are still going to lose so don’t sweat it…our bullpen is more leaky then a truck stop bathroom maxi pad.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Okajima coming in. I wholeheartedly approve of this move.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Oki-kadokey.

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Well, this is not what I wanted to see when I got home. Hold em off, guys!

    Jackie (SF) June 10, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • Okie dokie!

    Jackie (SF) June 10, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Godzilla flails meagerly.

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Okajima is the greater Hideki. Inning over. Now what, Saito then Papelbon? Or send Oki out for all of the 8th?

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Holy potatoes Swisher makes that catch, but misses the can of corn earlier?

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • …it’s god-OUT-za bro.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Closer game.. if only the Yanks hit HRs with men on base..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • they’re just trying to get us to think they can do it…only to choke and fail in the end per usual. don’t give in to the dark side.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • Bottom of the lineup for the Yanks, against Ok?

    Lar June 10, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • Who cares about that stupid catch??? If he makes the easy one…maybe we aren’t down 5-0 early. douche.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Hey ump: we hate your f*cking strikezone. 3-0 count to Swisher, should be 1-2.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • right back ‘atcha for wake bro…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Apparently Papelbon had a stomach virus yesterday, so we’re not sure how healthy he is tonight. Both he and Saito are up in the bullpen; don’t be surprised if he warms up, feels like he doesn’t have it and then Saito comes in for the save.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • PINCH RUN JOE YOU NIPPLE!!!! GARDNER!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • ok…good.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • Yeah, he’s been horrible for everyone Krueg. Though against the Yankees were some of those calls for strike three.
    Brett Gardner pinch-running. Crap.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • god-OUT-za should never play again…certainly not in this game.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • christ melky..what the hell was that.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • word.
    melky has a huge sac…too bad he’s going to get stranded.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • Captain clutch is gunna drive him in here.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • That pitch got him right in the ding-ding…OUCH!!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Maybe 10 years ago…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • “Melky has a huge sac”
    Doesn’t look too big to me.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Yanks playing for a run..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • Jeter K’s..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • Jeter K’s, and Kottaras takes the opportunity to grab the Captain’s ass. Nice move there.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • see…choke. choke-rod is rubbing off on the rest of the team.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • Damon will pop out like a douche…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • nice swing johnny…not.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • teixeira is our only hope…only real player on this roster.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • “choke’s rod is rubbing off on the rest of the team.”
    Dude, you’re being extra dirty tonight Krueg!

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • Here comes the K…changing my prediction.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • nice.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • TOLD YOU!!!! DAMON F-CKING SUCKS!!!! JUST RETIRE YOU F-CKING LOSER!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • YES YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES!
    Okajima with two amazing strikeouts. Now, will Paps come out for the save or will Saito have to do it? Teix-ARod-Cano is scary.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • you must be joking…dick cheney is scary. that weird scottish singer lady is scary. scottie pippens head is scary. the yankees sorry-ass lineup is not at all scary to the sox.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • Bah

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • I take back what i said before…Ace is pretty sweet too. No matter how many runs he gives up this inning. he has been solid.
    that’s right fenway folks…the yankees do indeed suck. like britney spears at a blowjob party.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • I can’t believe I wore my choke-rod jersey for this game…burning that piece of sh-t.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • I’d be way more pissed it this game wasn’t over when I woke up this morning…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • 3 run blast on it’s way…bank on it.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • This run would be huge.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • pop out, K, K…game.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Youk hits it hard but not far enough. Papelbon time. I am VERY nervous about this.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • 1-run lead in the 9th. Terrified of Papelbon’s season-long unsteadiness.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Speaking of blowjobs Krueg, during college I saw a girl at a halloween party with an industrial building on her head, and the front door open where her mouth was. She was a Fellatio Factory.
    This wasn’t her, but you get the idea:
    http://www.erosblog.com/sex-blog-pictures/fellatio-factory.jpg

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • that was not a f-cking strike…unreal.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • just stop…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • Wow, I couldn’t tell who it was in the dugout, but the guy behind Jeter was already packing his stuff away. Talk about confidence.
    One down.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • Good girl.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • What just happened? They were talking about something being wrong with the ball.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • That was our only chance…choke-rod blows everything in sight and cano is about as clutch as…hmmm, what’s the most un-clutch thing in the world…oh yeah, choke rod.
    0-7
    misery
    pain
    darkness
    dispair
    embarrassement

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • A-Rod brings the fear factor, fo’ real.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • he could shut up everyone with a big hit…but he won’t. never does. ever.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • you can’t be serious…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • ARod almost has as many homers as singles. That scares me, even if he’s only hitting .231.
    Papelbon struggling to find the strikezone.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • here comes the K.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Paps up, gg.

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • ARod has not hit a HR in like weeks..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • And he still has not hit a HR..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • walk was best case scenario…don’t fret boys, cano will hit into the DP.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Walk. Gol dern.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Holy crap, Papelbon reaches back and hits 98 on the gun. But he also misses the strike zone by two feet.
    Tying run now on base.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • You might not remember when A-Rod hit a go-ahead bomb off Papelbon, but I do.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • It’s funny that you guys are worried about a team that you own and bitch-slap every game..it’s over.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • yeah…one time. years ago. 1 out of 100

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Cano will probably hit into a DP so Posada won’t get a shot..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Is Papelbon’s WHIP as crazy high this year as it feels?

    Jackie (SF) June 10, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • it doesn’t matter…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Some little kid running for ARod steals 2nd.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Pena stole a base and almost would’ve gotten third if Ped didn’t back him up..
    2-2 on Cano..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Baserunner gets the steal. Oy.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • no surprise there…cano is a worthless piece of sh-t.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • Yes Jackie: 1.400 entering tonight. That’s .448 HIGHER than last season, though the ERA is down 0.18 points.
    Cano completely overmatched.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • hip hip…STRIKEOUT!!!! hip hip…STRIKEOUT!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Posada is going to knock him in to tie it, and Ortiz is going to hit a walk-off.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Whew. One more.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Can(‘tD)o

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • not.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Too bad Cano strikes out, and the Sox have about a 97% chance of winning..

    Lar June 10, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • 2nd pitch is a strike right down the middle, though Kottaras was set up outside so it makes it look bad.
    2-1 now, Posada crying about it.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • that was not a f-cking strike…christ.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • He should throw nothing but high and away strikes that this ump has been calling all night to lefties.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Eesh. Those baserunners are going to have to come back and bite him at some point. Hopefully not today…

    Jackie (SF) June 10, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • swings at a ball…K right here.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • Posada WTP. Red Sox win.
    That was anything but easy.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • i am embarrassed to be a f-cking yankee fan. what a garbage f-cking team.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • CAUGHT! OVAH! Feels good to beat the Yanks, sorry krueg etc.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • F_CK!!!!!

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Why??? Because your team is dominant??? Don’t be. Congrats. Enjoy crushing our sorry, overpaid, pretty-boy, p-ssy team all f-cking season long.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • That was way too maalox worthy an inning by Paps . . .

    am SF June 10, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • It’s been a pleasure gentlemen. Don’t worry, Sabathia vs Penny tomorrow–you’re bound to win that one.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • I’m going to f-cking kill myself. Nice knowing you guys.
    Gotta burn the choke-rod jersey just on principle first…then straight to the warm bath. I hate my f-cking life.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Losing is almost as bad as listening to McCarver.

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • not. plus i’ll be dead so i won’t see it anyways…

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • before I end it all…the YES network is extolling there “comeback” ability…..THEY F-CKING LOST AGAIN YOU DOUCHEBAGS!!!! HELLO???? 0-7
    ok…bath time.

    krueg June 10, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Watching BT for gits and shiggles. “It’s probably not mental for the Yankees, it’s more mental for the Red Sox. They know that what happens… no matter what a Yankee starter does they know they can beat ‘em!” — John Kruk
    Mentals. The Krukmaker.

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • Wow, Kruk is an idiot.

    Atheose June 10, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • funny contradiction… McCarver was lauding the Red Sox pen by way of record at the end of the game, completely ignoring the fact that the pen let the Yanks back in… BT (was it Ravich?) said that the Sox pen almost let the sox down tonight.

    attackgerbil June 10, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Just a post to see the end of the thread.

    Devine June 10, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • So the Red Sox added 27 new players yesterday:
    Reymond Fuentes, OF
    Alex Wilson, RHP
    David Renfroe, SS
    Jeremy Hazelbaker, OF
    Seth Schwindenhammer, OF
    Branden Kline, RHP
    John Youginer, RHP
    Shannon Wilkerson, OF
    Kendal Volz, RHP
    Brandon Jacobs, OF
    Jason Thompson, SS
    Michael Thomas, LHP
    Chris McGuiness, 1B
    Willie Holmes, OF
    Michael Bugary, LHP
    Luke Bard, RHP
    Kraig Sitton, LHP
    Reynolds Parthemore, RHP
    Tom Ebert, RHP
    Alex Hassan, RHP
    Randall Fant, LHP
    Jordan Flasher, RHP
    Chris Court, RHP
    Dan Kemp, SS
    Austin House, RHP
    Miles Head, 3B
    Reed Gragnani, SS
    Eric Curtis, RHP
    Cody Stubbs, 1B
    Jeremiah Bayer, RHP
    No catchers, but a dude named Shannon? For shame, Theo. For shame.

    Atheose June 11, 2009, 7:04 am
  • If you combined the psyches of David Ortiz and Chien-Ming Wang right now you’d have a sleepless bowl of jelly quivering on the floor in the corner of his bedroom on 24-hour suicide-watch. But at least Ortiz has a long and deep history of clutchness to recall. Notwithstanding his impressive season win-totals, Wang has really blown in several key spots – not least of which in two of the worst Yankee post-season starts ever in the ’07 ALDS (which gave him a glorious 19.00+ ERA for that series) and now in every game he has started this year.
    I liked what I saw from Hughes last night notwithstanding the fact that the 2 hits he gave up were huge. But what the hell to do with Wang is a real question. His velocity is back but his command is so gone and Eiland clearly doesn’t know what to do about it since it is apparently there in bullpen sessions and then gone in the games. It would make sense to give Wang one more shot against the Nationals (working his way back in against the line-ups of the Rangers and Sox is – unsurprisingly – not going all that well) and if he shows more of the same, swap the roles that he and Hughes are currently playing.
    Losing to the Sox always hurts, but if they lose tonight with their ace on the mound and (arguably) the Sox’ worst starter, to go 2 down in the standings and 0-8 on the season series, it will be especially painful. We really need a big fat in your face CC start.

    IronHorse June 11, 2009, 8:57 am
  • It seemed like the Sox just sat back and waiting on Wang’s sinker to be thrown up in the zone, and then crushed it. Back when Wang had those two horrible 07 playoff starts a lot of people talked about how in big game situations sinker-ballers tend to overthrow, which makes the ball sink less. Not sure if this is true, just an observation.
    And there’s no doubt about it IH: Penny is our worst starter. He’s probably our #7 starter, if you include Buchholz and Smoltz. Though with the way the Yankees have been playing he’ll probably throw a no-hitter tonight, which would win the game, help us trade him, get some good tools in return, and move Buchholz into the rotation. So a good start tonight would kill like four birds with one stone.

    Atheose June 11, 2009, 9:12 am

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