It’s what we’ve been waiting for; why we’re here. Sox vs. Yanks. Down the stretch. Pennant fever. Boomer vs. Small. Here we go. Consider this your open thread for tonight’s action….
We’ll take it!
When you’re pining for Gary Sheffield’s defense….
Yes, Jorgie. Way to take Boomer deep…
All the talking heads up here in Boston are saying the pressure is completely on the Yankees this weekend, saying they have to sweep (winning 2/3 for the Yanks is not enough).
Do Yankee fans here agree? Sox fans?
Sweeeet pick by Mueller!
2/3 brings the lead to 3. Not ideal but either of these teams could make a run for good or bad to close that gap. on the other hand, if it drops to 5 or 6, that’s a tall order.
Jorge! Doin’ it on both sides!
friggin’ dale sveum.
taking a chance isn’t a bad idea necessarily, but to me, it just seems like one of those things whose value, like that of the sacrifice bunt, is significantly diminished for a team that can hit like the red sox.
nice hit by ‘tek, though, and a good play by posada to withstand it.
I’ll give ARod credit, but that was so strike 3. Don’t even try to deny it. perfect pitch. Boomer’s gettin squeezed tonight. Looks like Small’s gotten some bad calls too, though. Both pitch counts are pretty high right about now.
Jeets! Jorge all over the field tonight.
Boomer thinks he’s squeezed every night. He’s got a mature arm but an immature ego. Joe was happy to see him go.
Boomer is most definately being squeezed tonight. So is Small, at least from what I’m seeing. That’s all I was saying. That was definately strike 3 in the ARod at bat. The same pitch was just thrown and it was a strike. Against ARod. Explain that, John. Maybe YES didn’t replay that pitch, but NESN did, and it didn’t look low or outside.
John, how do you know what Boomer is thinking? Laura said she thought Boomer was getting squeezed.
I think every pitcher thinks they get squeezed, not just the “immature” ones.
Brilliant 2-out rally here from the Bombers, chasing Bradford.
It’s ‘definitely’ Laura, not definately.
JEETS!!! Flashing that gold glove.
Jeez. Where’s Steffi?
Sadly, it looks to me that the play at home was the turning point (so far). The Sox don’t score, and then the yanks do in the bottom of the inning. They go from making Small throw a lot of pitches to swinging at first pitches for two innings they probably wish they had back now. Of course, Tito taking Wells out too early didn’t help, and booting the ball around didn’t either. But things were going fine up until that point.
-Sox fan posting even though they’re losing
Sloppy, yes, but a win’s a win. Solid work from the Yankee pen, and let’s hope Robi gets some fielding work in tomorrow.
Down to 3.
Great win for the Yankees, just what they needed. Now they win tomorrow, and the Sox may start feeling some pressure…
What other pitchers think isn’t the point. Boomer is a whining baby. It isn’t fair that such a jerk gets such a great arm, but who said life was fair?
What other pitchers think isn’t the point. Boomer is a whining baby. It isn’t fair that such a jerk gets such a great arm, but who said life is fair?
The sweep is certainly possible. You have to like our chances with Chacon against an obviously ailing Schilling, and then it comes down to the Big Unit.
You never know which Unit will show up this year, but sometimes it’s the right one.
Sloppy is an understatement. What was up with Renteria’s throw into the dirt? And Lawton letting that ball go by him off the wall? They’re like the Keystone Cops of fielding.
Tomorrow, the Yanks face their personal kryptonite: Injured Curt Schilling. Maybe he’ll come out in a wheelchair covered in blood with a cast on his leg and a neck brace…you can never have too much memorabilia in your Hall of Fame pitching-through-grevious-injury-against-hated-rivals display.
Lawton is pressing at bat and in the field. YFs hope the team carry him through this by winning and letting him relax.
Meanwhile, WE WANT SHEFF.
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