Bad Blood: Sox-Yanks Gamer II

Jorge Posada looked like he was finally getting back in the groove, but that's all but over now as he heads to the DL for—let's be honest here—something like a month or more with a pulled hammy. Francisco Cervelli takes his roster slot. If there's any good news, it's that A-Rod is likely to return in the next few days. (That's good news right?) Assuming the Yanks get a game in between the rain drops, and the team allows the paying clientele to watch (you never know with these guys) we're in for a duel between Josh Beckett and Joba Chamberlain, the respective team enforcers, a day after Sox 1b coach Tim (Tom? who cares) Bogar and Joe Girardi got into it over the former's alleged sign stealing. Solution: disguise the effing signs. Maybe the Yanks take one against the Sox this year? Whattayasayfellas? Comment here…..


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  • You SF’s have your brooms handy??? This will be the game Beckett gets it together…we’re good for that. 9-1 Sox win.

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:03 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury drinks your milkshake. Steal second baby!

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:09 pm
  • Leadoff hit…here we go again.

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:09 pm
  • Gotta catch Crawford, Ells. Steal third now!

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • easily steals second…

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • Pedroia singles. Wow, things are happening quickly.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • another hit…blow it in the first yankee style.

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • here comes papi’s first hr…

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • why was that not a strike?????

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • Not a homer, but it’ll give the Sox the lead. Three straight hits, all solid contact.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • 0-1. game. fuck this.

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • I agree Krueg, that curveball Joba threw to Papi was right down the middle. Another night with a weird strikezone?
    JASON FUCKING BAY! Crushes one to left field. 4-0, no outs.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • Did I call this or what??? first inning, 0-4, Joba gets rocked…we are a fucking joke. I’m done.

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • Maybe if the curse lasts twenty years they’ll knock this park down sooner?

    Rob May 5, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Errrrr, I’m liking this game so far. The Sox better not pile on too much, though, if they want to get this official before the rain starts.

    Hudson May 5, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Enjoy SF’s…talk to you in June-ish. Maybe.

    krueg May 5, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • All the Way Bay, Yankee killer.

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • I love the little move Bay does where he lightly lays the bat across homeplate when he knows he’s hit a homer.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:18 pm
  • Imagine the story you’ll tell your grandkids if we never see another Yankee championship.
    I feel like I’m in an episode of “Lost”.

    Rob May 5, 2009, 7:18 pm
  • Holy crap, another single, five hits in a row.

    Hudson May 5, 2009, 7:18 pm
  • Drew hits one hard but Swisher makes the out. Fans cheer the out.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • You watch LOST, Rob? It’s one of my guilty pleasures.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • J.D. makes the first out, but he gets good wood on the ball, too.

    Hudson May 5, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Aaaand a DP keeps Chamberlain’s pitch count down to 23. I can live with that inning. ;^)

    Hudson May 5, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • >>>Imagine the story you’ll tell your grandkids if we never see another Yankee championship.<<< I started calling it the Curse of the Zim-bino after Zimmer bumrushed Pedro.

    Hudson May 5, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • Just got home….4-0 already. Hopefully Beckett can pitch better than he has lately.

    Rob SF May 5, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • Beckett buries a curveball and K’s Teix.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • Wow, way to start the game!
    Memo to Theo:
    SIGN JASON BAY!!!! Give him J.D. Drew money. I mean, good God, isn’t he worth it?

    Paul SF May 5, 2009, 7:35 pm
  • So the ump is calling the ankle-high strike, eh?

    SF May 5, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • jd! we got a ballgame here.

    YF May 5, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Ugh, Beckett. Why did I draft you so high?

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • I just can’t believe that Beckett is now our fourth starter, after a guy who is like 76 years old and throws 44mph. He should be embarrassed, and maybe learn something from his elders. Pathetic year he is having – his agent is popping the Rolaids.

    SF May 5, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Um: “Van Every in center field”…. why is Jacoby out of the game? Or is Gamechannel on crack?

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • hammy strains are the swine flu of yankee stadium.
    meanwhile, joba rolling and a terrific relay from the sox to catch melky, followed by a hiccup at first that lets pena reach 2nd. can the yanks get the tie run home?
    melky been looking good, generally.

    YF May 5, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Ells strained a hammy, maybe diving earlier?

    SF May 5, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Not that the old Yankee Stadium was cavernous for a guy like Damon, but I have to imagine that this new stadium just made him some additional percentage points on his next contract.

    SF May 5, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Strike zone sounds… interesting. Are the radio guys relaying that accurately?

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Scroll down for radar – the team leading after five might be the winner. Bear down, Josh, you bear-hunting pinhead.

    SF May 5, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • PS, thanks for the Ellsbury info. :)

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • Joba makes Bay pay with a fastball to the back–there’s no way that was accidental. Camera showed Beckett in the dugout, who had a small smile on his face. This is going to get ugly.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Haha, Sox radio guys having a delightful discussion of how many Red Bulls Joba drinks, and how that contributes to his “dancing around out there” on the mound.
    Wouldn’t complain if this one got called after five. Might be nice to have a game between these two teams that comes in under three hours.

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Joba being funny. I’m laughing. Are you SFs?
    Eckersley not pleased (while talking trash the whole game).

    Rob May 5, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Joba just won the world series. Or at least his celebration indicates so.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • That grin from Beckett was also hilarious, especially knowing what’s coming. Jeter to his hands?

    Rob May 5, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • I think what Eck doesn’t like is that it’s going to make this game ugly very quickly, with Beckett on the mound for the Sox. $20 says he beans the first batter.

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Lotsa ks from Joba.

    YF May 5, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Oh geez, the last thing we need is Beckett plunking anyone tonight. Perhaps if he was otherwise in complete control and striking guys out at will, but the way he looks right now… seems like it could backfire.

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • Good commercial from DD. Pedroia, looking very little, slays the Goliath in pinstripes.

    Rob May 5, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • “Eck” has been a rude homer the whole game.

    Rob May 5, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • jackie- i was just typing….
    orsillo and the radio guys are giving joba the business. they saying joba drinks 8 red bulls leading up to game time. i’m gonna bite my tongue, and not allude to the obvious.

    sf rod May 5, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • Pouring in Brooklyn, about nine miles south.

    SF May 5, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • We’re into the 6th, let’s call it!

    Atheose May 5, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • And Joba suddenly completely unhittable. WTF.

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • sf rod – yeah, I was thinking that too, but since it’s not baseball related and shouldn’t even be public…

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Joba Ks 12 of the last 15 batters.
    And Girardi being overly cautious.

    Rob May 5, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • LOLWTFBBQ. They are STRICT about his pitch count, huh?

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Think Girardi got a call about the rain and wanted it sloppier for the Sox. The delay was just enough.

    Rob May 5, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Tony Clark?

    Rob May 5, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Weather is moving north, in Brooklyn it’s raining steadily but not torrentially. But it is surely not baseball weather outside here near the Brooklyn Bridge.

    SF May 5, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Yup.

    Rob May 5, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • hello? Anybody out there?

    rootbeerfloat May 5, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • bases loaded, no outs? hello?

    rootbeerfloat May 5, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Saito does a nice job plowing through the 9th inning and preserving the Sox win.

    Jackie (SF) May 5, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • If the Yanks do not make the playoffs does Girardi lose his job? Should the Yanks trade some of their pieces and try to get younger?

    low cost auto insurance May 6, 2009, 1:33 am
  • I had the game on in the background while I did work, and am SHOCKED that Joba struck out so many people. I didn’t realize he was rolling.

    Atheose May 6, 2009, 7:12 am
  • Unrelated to the sweep but a friend forwarded me this, everyone should read it:

    krueg May 6, 2009, 10:13 am
  • Great article Krueg–his comparison of Roberts to Al Sharpton is accurate.

    Atheose May 6, 2009, 11:13 am
  • Right? Not to say ARod isn’t a douche and brings most, if not all of this stuff on himself but this book seems to be mostly BS and really just piles on. We know the guy is a headcase and weird, not really a story. The PED thing was a story a few months ago, he confessed (don’t care if people bitch about it being insincere or incomplete, not everyone has fessed up)and now it is what it is. Selena Roberts is a hack.

    krueg May 6, 2009, 3:02 pm

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