That’s most of what the trio of Josh, Phil and AJ have in common. Beckett is having one of the best seasons of his career. Hughes is… well, he’s.. um… let’s just say he’s glad Burnett makes so much money that he takes the brunt of the wrath directed towards the Yankees starters. Outside of a clunker in Seattle, Beckett has been great lately and has turned in a few performances that have been positively stellar this season. As for Hughes, the Yankees went on to hit three grand slams in his last start but not before Oakland hung six runs vs. eight outs. Let’s see what it all means.
Lineups follow, Comment away.
|B. Gardner lf||.266|
|D. Jeter ss||.293|
|C. Granderson cf||.274|
|M. Teixeira 1b||.249|
|R. Cano 2b||.306|
|N. Swisher rf||.272|
|E. Chavez dh||.275|
|E. Nunez 3b||.268|
|F. Cervelli c||.275|
|J. Ellsbury cf||.312|
|D. Pedroia 2b||.307|
|A. Gonzalez 1b||.342|
|D. Ortiz dh||.313|
|J. Lowrie 3b||.270|
|C. Crawford lf||.253|
|J. Reddick rf||.281|
|J. Varitek c||.234|
|M. Scutaro ss||.272|
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This one could get ugly.
Our only hope is that Joshy is off his game.
Hughes is going to get annihilated
Here we go…
Leadoff single for Gardner…
Jeter bunts? Why not let Gardner steal???
Gardner to 2nd.
Tex predictably goes down without a whimper. 2 K’s for Josh.
0-for-2 with RISP after 1.
Here comes Hughes. Gulp.
Beckett does take forever. Wow.
K’s Jacoby. Blew it by him too.
That’s a good sign.
Gets Yo Adrian to fly out…2 outs.
K’s Papi. no damage.
K. Blows away Cano. 1 out.
Since this is an ESPN game, I thought it would be blacked out on MLB.tv but it isn’t. Very happy.
Swisher grounds out meekly…2 outs.
Chavez flies out to deep center. 3 outs.
I don’t even think Beckett has broken a sweat.
Grounder to Tex. 1 out.
Double for Crawford. Double.
Here we go.
Liner to Curtis. 2 outs. Crawford stays at 2nd.
I was secretly hoping that Hughes would drill Tek in the numbers first pitch, just for the hell of it.
2 solid innings for Phil. So far so good.
Can’t waste an easy out though.
I dunno what just came over me. I’ll be stoppin’ wanna be startin’ somethin’.
Eduardo Suuuuuuuuave…leadoff double. Hustling like a mo of and beats the throw.
Nunez with a double.. good throw by Crawford, just a hair late.
I dig the new attitude ag. Getting ready for the Sabres…
Cervelli looks like he has never seen a breaking pitch before.
Cervelli gets Nunez to 3rd…although he was running…1 out.
Yes, Krueg, a chill in the air.
K. 0-for-3 with RISP so far…nice job Gardner. Not.
Captain Clutch. Seeing-eye RBI single…
Jeter steals 2nd…
Curtis walks. Maybe pitching around him to get to Tex? I would. 2 outs, 1st and 2nd for Tex…i.e. 3 outs.
Color me not surprised.
Fool me once. Shame on you Tex.
Fool me about 500 times? Shame on me.
The inevitable Hughes meltdown begins…
2nd and 3rd with no outs…
Hughes won’t make it out of this inning.
1-1. 1 out. Dude on 2nd.
2 outs. Yo Adrian lines out to Curtis.
IBB to Papi. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs…for Lowrie.
Finally got power back tonight after losing is here in Virginia due to the bitch known as Irene. At least I didn’t have it to watch that painful offensive performance. I turn it on just in time to see Beckett meltdown and give up a nice 4-1 lead.
And the painful offensive I was talking about was last night’s.
Jacoby with the 2 run bomb in to the monstah seats to retake the lead.
Beckett back out for the 7th. Let’s hope this doesn’t go bad…
Looks like they are going to let them face Grandy
Nasty FB to K Grandy looking!
Beck gets Tex to pop out to Pedoria at the mound to get the 1-2-3 inning.
Bard in for the 8th.
Nice play by Scutaro to take away a hit by Cano.
Nice pick by Pedoria on a rocket by Swish to get the second out of the 8th.
Nasty 85mph slider by Bard, that’s just unfair to hitter.
Bard follow it up with a 97mph FB to K Chavez swinging!
Oh Captain, My Captain with the 2-run jack to the home bullpen!
Ok Paps, think that this is a save situation and go 1-2-3 and finish this one.
Elevating fastball to get the 1st of the 9th.
yucko. what a stinker.
3 pitch K and it’s done. With A.J. going tomorrow we have a better than even chance of taking the series. Nice pitching by Beckett (other than that one fuck-up inning). Papi, Teck and Jacoby with 2-run jacks and some other nice timely hitting. I can’t wait for the ALCS!!!
3 pitch K and it’s done. With A.J. going tomorrow we have a better than even chance of taking the series. Nice pitching by Beckett (other than that one fuck-up inning). Papi, Tek and Jacoby with 2-run jacks and some other nice timely hitting. I can’t wait for the ALCS!!!
Getting beat Tek.. ugh.
Well that was fucking pathetic.
I would be more angry if I weren’t completely expecting that result.
The Sox are vastly superior. Period.
About to be 3-12 when AJ gets bombed for about 8 runs in 2 innings.
We are a Wild Card team with 1st round exit written all over us.
Oh well. Maybe next year.