Heads up: a most compelling media event is coming to PBS soon from Ken Burns:  "The Tenth Inning", his addendum to his brilliant, moving, inspirational tribute to The Greatest Game Ever Invented: Baseball.

Tonight, it's Daisuke Matuszaka and Dustin Mosely pitching in the Bronx.

Meanwhile, comment away!

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  • Not Phil Hughes?
    The team is looking worn out. A least some of the bats are waking up. But, man, who knows what to expect from our pitching these days?

    DustyDrB - YF September 26, 2010, 5:40 pm
  • Let’s go Sox! Keep on winning!

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 8:04 pm
  • So the Yanks switch things back from Mosely to Hughes. Fact is that this is a big game, as strange or paranoid as that statement may seem to some. A win tonight and all the Yankees need is to win one more game in their next 6 OR have Boston lose a single game and they’re in the playoffs. A loss tonight and it is very conceivable that the Yankees end up in Fenway for the final three games of the season needing to win at least one game and there is every reason for the Yankees to try to keep from giving the Sox that life or placing that stress on their own stumbling players. For the last three weeks they’ve played horribly. A win tonight and they can at least breath easier. And as I type the Sox take the 1-0 lead in the 3rd.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 8:57 pm
  • This team is playing tighter than a snare drum. Jeter Ks twice looking. I swear if the Sox go up by more than 2 runs at any point I think the Yanks are cooked. They were already pressing when the game was 0-0.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 9:22 pm
  • At this rate Dice-K could pitch 15 innings.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 9:51 pm
  • Clutch-rod strikes again. Man did they need that. And without a freaking inch to spare. Not exactly counting hte chickens yet with two innings to go, but that was massive.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 10:18 pm
  • That was a sick catch by Kalish. All the way up to the moment he caught it I didn’t think he could get there. If that had happened with men on base before A-Rod’s HR it would have driven me to self-mutiliation.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 10:24 pm
  • Scutaro on, no outs, meat of order coming up. Feeling very queasy. I would not be opposed to a 6-out save for Mo here. They need this effing game. And Cano muffs the EASY DP. Wow. Now the crazy-hot Martinez up representing the go-ahead run.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • I’m sorry, but what the F is Girardi doing? IBB to David (the go-ahead-run) Ortiz to bring in Beltre??? If yoiu’re going to bring in Rivera, bring him in against Ortiz. I really really don’t get this at all. Not at all. I don’t care if it works, that is moronic. Beltre?!?!? Whatever his career numbers vs. Mo, he has been brilliant this year. And Ortiz is the go-ahead run!!!!! For a guy like Mo, who gives up so few hard hits anyway, why would you voluntarily put the go-ahead run on base.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 10:38 pm
  • Full count. Great pitch. Beltre grounds out. Exhale. Take pins out of Girardi-doll.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 10:41 pm
  • That thing I said about Mo giving up very few hard hits? You can forget about that. Two bullets lead off the 9th. Yanks lucky that Lowrie’s was knocked down by the gale-force winds. Kalish on second, 1 out…

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 10:59 pm
  • And now Kalish steals third without a throw.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:00 pm
  • Tie game. Puke. The only thing that brings the bile up more forcefully than Joe Morgan’s last idiotic (let alone blatantly inaccurate) commen before that hit: “Gardner does not have a strong arm in centerfield”.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:03 pm
  • Wow, glad I decided to keep watching this game.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:03 pm
  • Hall steals second. A 500-pound geriatric could steal second off the battery of Mo and Jorge.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:04 pm
  • I’ve been watching the game on Mute ever since Joe Morgan said that Sabathia is the Cy Young because Wins are the most important statistic figure for a “big-game pitcher”.
    Wow, lots of stolen bases this inning. Bill Hall is pumped up.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:05 pm
  • And now Hall steals 3rd. Look at that throw by Jorge. Just look at it. It bounces MIDWAY up the line between home and 3rd.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:05 pm
  • Sox winning. Yanks choking. Yes. Choking. As in full throated choke.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:06 pm
  • This feels like a playoff game.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:06 pm
  • “This feels like a playoff game”
    As in, any one of 4 particular games in 2004. Kill me now.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:07 pm
  • The only difference is that the Yankees will be playing baseball in two weeks while the Sox are not.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:08 pm
  • “The only difference is that the Yankees will be playing baseball in two weeks while the Sox are not.”
    I still think that’s right Ath, but let’s just fast forward 48 hours. If the Sox have won two games in Chicago and the Yanks drop their first game in Toronto (a team that has given them fits this year) then the Yanks will have a 3 game lead on the Sox for the WC. The Yanks’ will not be able to do anything to assure that they don’t hvae to win a game in Fenway next weekend. And all the pressure in the world would be on the Yankees come Friday night if that indeed becomes the case.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:11 pm
  • If the Yankees were as aggressive on te basepads as the Red Sox, they just tied the game.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:18 pm
  • Instead, A-Rod up again – 1st and 2nd, 1 out.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:19 pm
  • Very true, IH.
    Two men on for ARod. Ugh.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:19 pm
  • There’s your steal, IH.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:21 pm
  • Wow. I did NOT think they’d send Nunez there. I frankly do not understand how you send him there when you don’t send him from 1st. Seriously. But hey,it worked…for now…

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:21 pm
  • I’m getting a little sick of Papelbon’s head-craning whininess after evey pitch.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:22 pm
  • I’m sick of Papelbon being a shitty closer this season.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:23 pm
  • Full count. And they pull Teixeira for Pena. So no more Swisher or Teixeira. Need to do this here fellas…

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:24 pm
  • Bases loaded. Put Bard in.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:25 pm
  • Wow. Papelbon threw some nasty pitches there and that last one was awesome. Thank God A-rod didn’t swing. Well Cano has been expanding his zone for the past 3 weeks after an entire season of brilliance at the plate.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:25 pm
  • 2-0.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:27 pm
  • They held Pena at 3rd. I don’t get that either. it’s a wet windy night and you just pinch-ran this kid for Teix. OK. Let’s see what Jorge can do…

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:28 pm
  • Sigh.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:28 pm
  • Well in fairness Drew was playing shallow and made a great throw.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:29 pm
  • It’ doesn’t matter where these teams are in the standings, they are destined to play the most tense games against each other every season. And POsada chases what would have been ball 2.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:29 pm
  • Posada’s biggest weakness is the slider under the hands…

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:30 pm
  • Wow, this strikezone get smaller and smaller.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:31 pm
  • Um. That looked like strike 3 to me.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:31 pm
  • Doesn’t matter. Posada chases the breaking ball. It has been his achilles heel forever. Berkman up. He has been clubbing the ball lately.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:32 pm
  • Extra innings. What a game, definitely Yanks/Sox.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:33 pm
  • Pop out. Playoff game indeed. And the Yanks enter the extra innings with Joba (I’m-either-unhittable-or-I-give-up-nothing-but-doubles-and-HRs) Chamberlain and without Teix or Swish in front of A-Rod in the lineup. yeah.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:34 pm
  • I’m serious – Joba version 2010 blows.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:36 pm
  • Yeah, funny how far Joba and Paps have both fallen. Both very outgoing players hated by anyone who isn’t a fan.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:38 pm
  • Well now that paps has blown the obligatory save, hopefully we can put in the closer if the sox pull ahead here…

    Clark SF September 26, 2010, 11:39 pm
  • I can’t believe Bill Hall stole 2nd AND 3rd. Embarassing.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:40 pm
  • Despite blowing 4 of his last 6 save opportunities, Mo still has a paltry 1.85 ERA.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:40 pm
  • Oh no, not Oki. Good Game.

    Clark SF September 26, 2010, 11:43 pm
  • The slowest developing play I’ve ever seen right there. Boone Logan and David Ortiz in a foot race with a slow dribbler up the line. Would be nice if the Captain could do something consequential in this inning. he is certainly due.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:43 pm
  • Granderson has been great lately and has base-speed…just get on somehow man.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:45 pm
  • u must send him…though I am somewhat chastened by Martinex throwing out Gardner earlier. Never thought he had an arm.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:47 pm
  • How did Martinez get hurt??

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:49 pm
  • If the Yankees don’t win this game now they deserve to lose the WC to Boston.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:50 pm
  • LOL at Joe Morgan:
    Joe: “Gardner was very clearly running where he was supposed to be.”
    After the replay:
    Orel: “Looks like the opposite to me”

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:50 pm
  • Thames. He has been all the Yanks could have hoped this year but not lately.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:52 pm
  • Thames missed that by a mile

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:54 pm
  • I heart Beltre.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:55 pm
  • Now that is some serious BABIP-misfortune. Great play by Beltre. He has been awesome for Boston this year. Yanks lucky it wasn’t a DP. Boston lucky it wasn’t ballgame. Squeeze play with Gardner at 3rd. I’m only half-joking.

    IronHorse (YF) September 26, 2010, 11:56 pm
  • Oki walks in the run. I don’t know why the fuck Bard wasn’t brought in at all this game.

    Atheose - SF September 26, 2010, 11:59 pm
  • Talk about anti-climaxes. Doesn’t exactly merit a pie Miranda.
    Another great Yanks/Sox game. Until the last pitch.

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2010, 12:01 am
  • Thanks for showing up Atheose.

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2010, 12:03 am
  • No problem IH; I’ve been so busy this past year that I haven’t had a chance to be around as often as I’d like. I’m getting married on Saturday, so it’s a good thing those final Yanks-Sox games won’t matter!

    Atheose - SF September 27, 2010, 7:44 am
  • You’re getting married!?!?!? That’s huge Atheose. Congratulations. Great news. Wow. Awesome. I got married in late October, assuring me of a lifetime of sneaking a peak at world series games during anniversary celebrations…you’re a smart man to do it in September – you’ll only be sneaking out to catch dramatic end-of-the-regular-season action :o)

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2010, 8:40 am
  • Hey congrats, Ath! That’s awesome. October 2nd, eh? Could be interesting as IH says…in future years.

    Devine September 27, 2010, 3:22 pm
  • I proposed last October (during the Sox failed playoff run), and then a month later when the Yanks were world champions I told my fiancee that we had to move our wedding date back to Spring 2011 because I can’t get married in a world where the Yankees are world champions. She disagreed.
    Thanks for the well-wishes, guys! I’ll post some pics when we get back in a few weeks.

    Atheose - SF September 27, 2010, 4:14 pm