Game Day: Yanks-Sox Preview

Happy Fenway Centennial Day. Happy 420 Day, Fri-Day, Pay-Day and happy “Me and Doris Day” from the Urban Squirrels. Happy(?) Yankx/Sawx Day of 18, the first.

Bobby Valentine’s verbosity may be causing him unnecessary challenges, but those challenges are well-served burdens if it keeps people focused on him and not on the detriment caused by injuries to Sox speedster Ellsbury and closer Bailey, and erstwhile ace Josh Beckett allowing home runs at an impossible rate. Boston’s staff is allowing more than six runs per game. That can not possibly work out positively for anyone involved, except opponents. The offense is above league average, but that pitching…

Yankee speedster Gardner is down as well and the Yankees have been finding new ways to not hit with runners in scoring position every day, but Curtis Granderson decided to fix his timing with the help Kevin Long and catapulted into the HR lead. He’s got more dingers than all Cubs. Derek Jeter forgot that he’s overpaid and washed up. The Yankees relievers are doing remarkable work. That said, they have had to; only Nova and Sabathia have put together a decent start.

Chatter away on your game day action and preparations. Gamer to follow later on “no-better-day-to-knock-off-work-early Day”.

1/3 replica of Fenway.

29 comments… add one
  • Pretty cool pre-game ceremony for Fenway 100, 212 former players/managers there. Tito got a huge standing ovation, Pedro, Mo Vaughn, and the usual (Rice, Evans, Yaz, Luis Tiant) also got big cheers.
    Didn’t see Bobby V come out, MLB Network didn’t show it either. Actually only showed the tail end of Tito coming out.

    BillsBurgSF April 20, 2012, 2:49 pm
  • Ready to rock boys.
    I can’t bring myself to watch the Sox stuff.

    krueg April 20, 2012, 2:53 pm
  • Nomar got a pretty big cheer. Only surprise of those that didn’t go was Boggs (didn’t think Shilling would go, knew Clemens woudn’t be there).

    BillsBurgSF April 20, 2012, 2:54 pm
  • But Boggs was a Yankee?

    krueg April 20, 2012, 2:56 pm
  • Millar and Pedro going the toast to Fenway.

    BillsBurgSF April 20, 2012, 3:02 pm
  • There is now possible way the Sox lose today after that…

    krueg April 20, 2012, 3:04 pm
  • …no possible way…

    krueg April 20, 2012, 3:04 pm
  • I do the same if it was a Yankee’s celebration krueg. As far as Boggs, he does hold the highest BA at Fenway.

    BillsBurgSF April 20, 2012, 3:05 pm
  • I was just messing with you about Boggs…
    Yeah. The emotion from something like this carries the day 100% of the time.

    krueg April 20, 2012, 3:08 pm
  • Of course there is a possible way they lose, Buchholtz pitches like crap, leading to an early call to the bullpen that sucks… absolutely possible

    BillsBurgSF April 20, 2012, 3:09 pm
  • Krueg, with Buchholz on the mound I assure you there are ways for us to lose!
    Cool throwback uniforms.

    Atheose - SF April 20, 2012, 3:11 pm
  • Sometimes I’m surprised at how emotional I get as an old man. The sight or Bobby Doerr and Johnny Pesky brought me to tears.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:14 pm
  • LOL Dustin Pedroia looks like a horse jockey in those pants.

    Atheose - SF April 20, 2012, 3:15 pm
  • Schilling should feel like a schmuck for skipping it.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:15 pm
  • The old timey uni’s are weird.
    Like a parody or something.

    krueg April 20, 2012, 3:16 pm
  • I didn’t see George Scott or Cecil Cooper. Where they there?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:17 pm
  • Pedroia starts the game off with an error. Tough play in the sun, but it appeared that he had it.

    Atheose - SF April 20, 2012, 3:19 pm
  • Game thread Ath…

    krueg April 20, 2012, 3:20 pm
  • Jeter’s so lucky. I suppose you YFs think he belong in the Hall of Fame, too, don’t you?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:20 pm
  • Well that was one hell of a wild pitch.

    Atheose - SF April 20, 2012, 3:22 pm
  • And here we go. An unearned run.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:24 pm
  • Bah.

    Devine April 20, 2012, 3:24 pm
  • No further damage. Time to put that pregame magic to work.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:29 pm
  • At least they made Nova work a bit. Baby steps.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:37 pm
  • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand another home run off Red Sox pitching.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:42 pm
  • And another homer. We’ve got Bad Bucky today. He’s leaving them out over the plate.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:45 pm
  • An unearned run in the first, followed by Swishy and Chavez homers in the second and it’s 3-0 NYY, top 2, 1 out.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:46 pm
  • Yo Bill: Ath, krueg, and I are all over in the game-ah thread up top!

    Devine April 20, 2012, 3:48 pm
  • Infield hit for Jeter on a ball Youk lets play him. Granderson is about to make it 5-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 20, 2012, 3:49 pm

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