Playoff Aspirations Create Strange Bedfellows: Rays-Yanks, O’s-Sox Gamer

Wade Davis pitches for the Rays while Ivan Nova, looking for his 16th win, started with a 1-2-3 first inning in New York.  Meanwhile, Rick VandenHurk pitches for the Orioles in Boston, who send Erik Bedard.Comment away.

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  • Let’s be real.
    Tex is worthless with the bat. Period.
    Is he the new ARod? All his numbers are in garbage time or against garbage teams?
    I cannot remember a single big hit the last, what, 3 months??? All season???

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:26 pm
  • 0-0 after 1.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:31 pm
  • 1-0.
    Bases loaded.
    0 outs.
    Bring it.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:44 pm
  • K. 43 pitches though with 1 out in the 2nd…
    Bases still loaded for Curtis.
    How about a postseason practice big hit Curtis???
    You know Tex will K so it’s up to you dude!!!!

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:48 pm
  • It’s been a few days since I have professed my love for Curtis Granderson.
    I love you, Curtis Granderson.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 7:49 pm

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:50 pm
  • Ditto.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:50 pm
  • Uhhh k – you lose credibility when you’re 2.5 games from clinching and 5 games up.
    The Yanks can’t claim the mantle of worst sucking team going into the post season.
    That would be the buncha bums I root for………..
    Is there any end to the ignominy?
    Here I am…………. rooting for the Yankees

    dabize September 20, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • Tex. Out.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • What credibility? When did I ever claim I had any???

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:52 pm
  • 4-0 after 2.
    No thanks to Tex. Or ARod for that matter.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 7:53 pm
  • Nova is efficient tonight.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 8:02 pm
  • …and consequently nothing for the Rays in the 3rd.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:03 pm
  • Swish gets nicked.
    Time for retaliation and a brawl!!!!!
    I kid, I kid.
    1st with 1 out…

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:04 pm
  • Chavez. 2-for-2.
    1st and 2nd with 1 out…

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:07 pm
  • Muscle walks…bases loaded again…1 out…

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:11 pm
  • Gardner. Fail.
    2 outs.
    75 pitches for Davis though.
    Jeter Time. It’s like Miller Time but better…

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:17 pm
  • Or not. 1 pitch. Fail.
    ZERO runs.
    THAT’S why we will fail in the playoffs. We seem incapable of knockouts punches this season.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:18 pm
  • CSN looking good through 4…couple weak singles, no runs…
    I am afraid to believe. I thought Wang was good too at first.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:28 pm
  • Tex.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 8:33 pm
  • Go…Yankees?
    Nah, fuck it. Sox: win out. (They just tied it in the 4th…now bases loaded, one out.)

    Devine September 20, 2011, 8:53 pm
  • Shoulda had more…but ahead 5-4.

    Devine September 20, 2011, 8:57 pm
  • Say what you will about Grandersobn, but Salty just had the inning of the season. 2 CSs. Who cares if one of them was Vlady and might have been a bad call!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 9:12 pm
  • JoJo Reyes, now pitching for Baltimore, once was married to Terry Bradshaw, no?

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 9:16 pm
  • Sox still up a run after the top of the 6th. Nova cruising in NY (I’m guessing, just looking at the scoreboard on Gameday).

    Devine September 20, 2011, 9:28 pm
  • Tonight might be a perfect encapulation of why the PS odds reports still heavily favor the Sox getting to the postseason. Even if you acknowledge, the huge issues they have with their pitching, they still have their offense and the Orioles’ pitching for most of the rest of the way. Plus, the Rays have the Yanks to contend with.

    Nick-YF September 20, 2011, 9:34 pm
  • That did NOT hit him.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 9:38 pm
  • That was BS.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:40 pm
  • Bases loaded with no outs for CSN…
    Gets a popper.
    1 out.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:41 pm
  • 543 to get out of that jam. Sweet.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 9:42 pm
    CSN is LEGIT.
    That was awesome.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:42 pm
  • Up one after top 7.

    Devine September 20, 2011, 9:44 pm
  • Where is Ath and why is he not actively rooting for the Yanks????

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:46 pm
    (love Tex really)

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:50 pm
  • Bases loaded…again.
    Cano this time.
    This should be awesome.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:54 pm
  • Or not.
    3 pitch K.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:56 pm
  • Okay, Swisher, you didn’t answer my question today when you invited people to tweet you. I’ll forgive you if you get a hit here.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 9:57 pm
  • Swings at ball 4…

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:58 pm
  • K.
    We should have 15 fucking runs in this game.
    Playoffs only subtract the 5-0 lead.
    Double vomit.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 9:59 pm
  • Modern Family season premiere will be highlight of my week. What a depressing thought.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 10:00 pm
  • Paps now on for a 5-out save.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 10:04 pm
  • What a start by CSN.
    Standing O and a tip of the cap.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 10:06 pm
  • Full count bases loaded double to RF corner by Andino clears the bases and gives Baltimore a 7-5 lead.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • “Modern Family season premiere will be highlight of my week. What a depressing thought.”
    This means that in about 5 weeks, I’ll be able to find the first three episodes in the black market. Good news!

    Nick-YF September 20, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • It doesn’t matter…we’re doing the Sox dirty work for them anyway…

    krueg September 20, 2011, 10:18 pm
  • I can’t hear “good news” without thinking of Professor Farnsworth. The funny ha-ha one, not the funny as in crazy one.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 10:19 pm
  • You’re not doing the Sox dirty work, krueg, because they’re blowing it against Baltimore.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 10:22 pm
  • AG, :)
    Meanwhile, gotta say Pedro Strop is a good baseball name, also sort of a decent sex toy name. Hmm, new business idea…
    I can’t decide who has been a more encouraging and pleasant surprise this year. Grandy or Nova. Any thoughts?

    Nick-YF September 20, 2011, 10:24 pm
  • Yeah, but if we beat Tampa it doesn’t matter what you guys do…you’re still in IBM.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 10:26 pm
  • Cano = ridiculous range and arm.
    Best 2nd baseman in MLB?
    YF’s think so.

    krueg September 20, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • Follow that great play by Cano up with a sweet DP. That’s a fantastic grab by Teixeira.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 10:33 pm
  • Fucking Red Sox…glad the kid took me away from this shit.

    Devine September 20, 2011, 10:36 pm
  • Granderson was, for years, my favorite non-Yankee baseball player when he was a Tiger, so that’s just been gravy. Nova has been a truly pleasant development.

    attackgerbil September 20, 2011, 10:36 pm
  • Bot 9, 7-5 Balt, Ellsbury reaches on catchers interference; Dusty Two-Sacks up with no outs.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 10:44 pm
  • Dusty scalds one juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust foul to left, then grounds into the DP. FUCK!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 10:45 pm
  • Well, fuck a duck.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • I will say this, though: Aviles and Scutaro have been life savers.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 20, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • Thanx, Yanx.
    Fuck you, Sox.

    Devine September 20, 2011, 11:46 pm
  • Gerbil:
    Two words – Breaking. Bad.
    And no, I’m not describing the Sox!
    All previous seasons are on Netflix streaming too.

    James YF September 21, 2011, 9:18 am
  • > Two words – Breaking. Bad.
    Thanks, James. That is an awesome show, and Cranston is amazing.

    attackgerbil September 21, 2011, 10:08 am