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Game 1: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 04, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF

LHP CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.37 in 2009)
Career vs. Red Sox

RED SOX
Jacoby Ellsbury LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Victor Martinez C
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Mike Cameron CF
Marco Scutaro SS

RHP Josh Beckett (17-6, 3.86 in 2009)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m./YES Network and ESPN2

WEATHER: Take the weather in Tampa and ship it north. It’s a really nice night here in Boston with no chance of rain. A great way to open the season.

UMPIRES: HP Joe West, 1B Angel Hernandez, 2B Paul Schrieber, 3B Rob Drake

NOT THEIR FIRST TIME: The Yankees are 18-10-1 in 29 previous Opening Day games against Boston. The one tie was in 1910 because of darkness. The Yankees haven’t opened a season at Fenway since 1985, which is also the last time the Red Sox beat the Yankees in a season opener.

ON HOLIDAY: The Yankees have played at Fenway Park on Easter one other time in the past 50 years (a 5-4 Yankees loss in 2001). The Yankees have also opened on Easter one other time in the past 50 years (swept in a doubleheader against the White Sox in 1982).

WITHIN REACH: Jorge Posada needs one doubles to tie Billy Dickey (343) for eighth place on the Yankees all-time doubles list… Alex Rodriguez needs one home run to pass Mark McGwire for sole possession of eighth place on baseball’s all-time home run list with 584… A four-hit day would give Rodriguez 1,000 hits as a Yankee.

UPDATE, 8:21 p.m.: Curtis Granderson’s first game as a Yankee in Fenway Park, he records the Yankees first out on a fly ball to center.

UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Hip hip!

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: And now Granderson. It’s 2-0 Yankees on back-to-back homers. By the way, that was Posada’s fourth opening day homer, the most on the current Yankees roster. It was Granderson’s second.

UPDATE, 8:43 p.m.: Not sure what you’ll make of this stat, but Granderson is the first Yankee to homer in his first at-bat with the team since Cody Ransom in 2008.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: The entire crowd and probably half of the press box — including me — thought Beltre’s sac fly was on its way out of the park.

Yankees Red Sox Baseball

UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: Elias says Posada and Granderson are the first Yankees to go back-to-back on Opening Day since Dave Winfield and Steve Kemp in 1983. They hit theirs off Gaylord Perry.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: Is the Finger Tip Touch going to be a thing between Granderson and Swisher? He’s the AP shot of the post-homer celebration.

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: Did Rodriguez just redeem himself for that double play ball in the top of the inning? Miiiight have been safe, but let’s ignore that fact. As Sam just said, tie goes to the Yankees.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Didn’t the Red Sox focus on defense this offseason? I’m not sure throwing to second with Gardner at third was the smartest move.

UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: Lefty out of the bullpen to face Granderson. First of many.

UPDATE, 9:56 p.m.: The left-on-left worked. And it will probably work again at some point.

UPDATE, 10:09: Gardner doesn’t have the strongest arm in the world, but he’s usually pretty accurate. That was not his best work. It’s now 5-2 Yankees and the past three Red Sox have connected for two-out hits.

UPDATE, 10:11 p.m.: Situations like that, it’s nice to have Sabathia on the mound. That was a nice pitch to get Ellsbury and get out of the jam.

UPDATE, 10:27 p.m.: After that lead-off walk to Pedroia, Dave Robertson is getting loose in the Yankees pen.

UPDATE, 10:32 p.m.: Credit Nick Swisher with the Kevin Youkilis triple. It would have been a two-run double anyway, but it certainly looked worse to see the ball roll to the fence like that. Things have gotten dicey.

UPDATE, 10:34 p.m.: Nice job by Cano to make sure Youkilis wouldn’t score. I wonder if a younger second baseman might have panicked and thrown home, or forgotten about the runner altogether and thrown to first too early. Here comes Robertson.

UPDATE, 10:50 p.m.: The moral of this game might be that it’s always nice to have a really good defensive team, but it is also very nice to have a very good offensive team.

UPDATE, 11:04 p.m.: Chan Ho Park was unhitable this spring. The spring is clearly over.

UPDATE, 11:15 p.m.: Might have been a cross up there, but Posada still got a glove on the ball. Losing a lead on a passed ball is a pretty brutal way to go.

UPDATE, 12:01 a.m.: There’s your game. Started exactly the way the Yankees would have wanted, but the bullpen gave it up and the Red Sox had enough offense to get the 9-7 win.

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1,768 Responses to “Game 1: Yankees at Red Sox”

  1. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!

  2. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    JAROMIR!!!!!

    LGY!!!!

  3. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    HERE WE GO

  4. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    someone let me know when the 10000 introductions are over.

  5. CD April 4th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Man, Kim Jones looks great this year!

  6. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    In the words of Cameron, It’s go time!

  7. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Kim looks fine

  8. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Rishi

    We’ll let you know tomorrow when they’re done :)

  9. whatever April 4th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    im going to throw up

  10. TR 30 April 4th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Love how they created a commercial with Buchholz singing Sweet Caroline, with Swisher as a sideshow.

    Any chance they show a commercial with Swisher singing NY,NY, with Ortiz or someone in the background?

  11. Paranoid April 4th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Now ESPN is showing us the “Anatomy of Fenway Park”.

    This has been hands down the worst pregame show ever, Way to show respect to the champs.

  12. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks, CR – I just need to make sure to set the DVR for the Yankee home opener so I get to hear all the crazy introductions when I care ;)

    Anyone remember the Orioles high school homecoming season opener last year – it was HYSTERICAL – they had the balloon arches, too!

  13. vinny-b (Granderson is my fave NYY position player - no rite of passage necessary) April 4th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    will go on a limb:

    if Biff Tanner was the PA announcer, he would introduce Jason Varitek as ‘Butthead’

  14. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    What coverage of the World Series Champions. Thanks ESPN for doing the unprofessional thing as always. And thanks as well, Bud Selig, for proving me right again.

  15. mick April 4th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I say jump on them in the 1st and let the RS fans start drinking.

  16. Ca$hmoney April 4th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Kim looks outstanding for 40

  17. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Good use of your media guide, Chad. ;)

    I can’t find an over/under prop on stolen bases for the Yanks tonight.

    Hmmm, 2.5????

  18. BD - (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Let’s see that ARod HR tonight to pass McGwire.

  19. kd April 4th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Schilling drives me nuts. I was seriously hoping that he would never end up on espn.

    what a total jerk.

    let’s go yankees!

  20. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Fran, that’s great!

  21. BD - (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I’m “stuck” watching NESN. Is that better or worse than ESPN?

  22. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    lebron called hrs by arod and teix.

  23. bobby mac April 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    we play today, we win today, das it

  24. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    It was destiny for Schill to end up on ESPN.

    It was the perfect place for him.

    A Red Sox Schill, named Schilling, on a network known for its Schill-ing of the Red Sox.

  25. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Schilling doing his best impersonation of Hugo Reyes.

  26. CB April 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    At the beginning of last year when CC struggled it was largely due to his command being off – in particular his fastball command being off. That was really his central problem – fastball command.

    CC’s front shoulder was opening up too soon and he was getting under the ball. That left his pitches up in the zone, often up and out over the zone to right hand batters.

    Once he corrected that mechanical flaw he was utterly dominant and put the team on his back.

    Perhaps the key to the game tonight is whether or not CC has trouble with his mechanics again early in the season as he has the past two.

    This spring training CC was leaving a lot of his pitches up in the zone again and he looked to be struggling some with his mechanics.

    Early on it’ll be interesting to see if CC’s been able to fix that problem and is able to generate that nice downwards plane on his fastball and to command it in the zone.

    That’s the big thing to look for early on, IMO. How is CC’s fastball command and is he generating a solid downward plane on the ball.

  27. vinny-b (Granderson is my fave NYY position player - no rite of passage necessary) April 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    “I’m “stuck” watching NESN. Is that better or worse than ESPN?”
    ———————————————————————-

    exactly the same. But with a different logo

  28. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    You know, I really respect Lowell as a ballplayer. Solid professional, doesn’t show anyone up, lets his play speak for him. He’s at the tail end of his career, and he’s going out with dignity in the face of the Red Sox openly trying to get rid of him.

    Besides Jon Lester, with what he’s gone through with his health issues, and maybe Victor Martinez, I don’t know that I can say that about anyone else on that team.

  29. Drive 4 - 6 April 4th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Now ESPN is showing us the “Anatomy of Fenway Park”

    Hope it includes a nostalgic piece on the trench urinals in the bathrooms that were replaced a few years ago. No matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, it still looks like a pig. The place is an over rated rathole. Great place to watch a game if youre Clark Kent and have X Ray vision to look through the steel posts.

    Let’s go Yankees!!!!

  30. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Those who dismiss the ESPN-bias should have changed their minds watching this past hour.

    Have they even mentioned the Yankees aside from 2 minutes on Rivera?

    Schilling. Nomar, Boston Olney, Dr.Dre in Red Sox gear, some science dudes talking about Fenway’s greatness, etc.

  31. Jhutch April 4th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    BASEBALL TIME!

  32. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Wow, Kruk picked the Yankees to win it all. He must be off his meds.

  33. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    is CB a scout or is he Brian Cashman himself. We know that Cash reads the blog so …

  34. EA April 4th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Nomar picks the Sox to win the WS.

    Kruk picks us to play PHI

    Valentine picks the Cubs vs. Rays LOL!

  35. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    It’s go time from the historic landfill known as Fenway Field!!

  36. Dano April 4th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    ESPN, sheesh what a racket.

    Roger – 2am good effort mate, a mere 1am over here, I’m a slacker…

  37. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Nomar picked PHI.

  38. RSM April 4th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    “Kim looks outstanding for 40″…
    Since when is 40 old?!

  39. Paul April 4th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    2010 World Champions

  40. Paul April 4th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    so glad I don’t have to watch this on espn…

  41. Al April 4th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I can’t kill MLB for making us play on the road to open the season… the schedule was made in September.

    Of course, if they had faith in us winning the WS, they would have scheduled us at home. Now that I think about it… the fact that they scheduled us to play @ BOS means that they thought Boston would win the WS…. and they wanted us to watch them get their rings.

    Now it all makes sense. Ok, I no longer give MLB a pass…

  42. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    ian o’connor as a good piece on arod and jeter on espnnewyork

  43. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    let’s get it started w/ an opening HR by the Captain :)

  44. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I am calling 104 wins for the Yankees this season. Despite the loss of Wang (1 win in 2009) and Melky (17 or so walkoff hits) the Yanks will improve to do addition of Vazquez and subtraction of Jose Molina.

    104 or better, bring on the Yankeenauts!

  45. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Joe West and Angel Hernandez? Just great.

  46. EA April 4th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Laura.

    Really? I had it on mute and saw PHI/BOS under his name so I assumed he picked them to win

  47. kd April 4th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    espn did not do much to show the world that we are the champs

  48. m April 4th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Let’s go, Yankees!

  49. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Joe West?

    I hope he’s not the HP umpire. Otherwise, we’re getting scrizzewed.

  50. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    “due to” doh!

  51. kd April 4th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    nick

    i’ll go 102 wins

  52. pat April 4th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Tacky.

    BryanHoch Scoreboard just showed highlight of Pedro throwing Zimmer to the ground. Not sure that was necessary.

  53. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    “Really? I had it on mute and saw PHI/BOS under his name so I assumed he picked them to win”

    He picked PHI and said that Halladay was going to make the difference.

  54. JSAnksy April 4th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Michael Kay just said…”Welcome to Baltimore!”

    Hope the game goes better than the intro!!!

  55. m April 4th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Wow. I knew Benjamin Franklin did a lot of things, but baseball broadcaster, too?

  56. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    BryanHoch Scoreboard just showed highlight of Pedro throwing Zimmer to the ground. Not sure that was necessary.
    2 minutes ago via web from Fenway/Kenmore

    ==================================

    Can we say: TACKY

  57. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    “Scoreboard just showed highlight of Pedro throwing Zimmer to the ground. Not sure that was necessary.”

    It is just in case there were any Yankees fans out there feeling sorry for Pedro because he doesn’t have a job.

  58. Paul O'neill 21 April 4th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I dont think anyone at ESPN or in Boston knows what happened after Paplebon imploded last year. I heard them mention 04 and 07 championships but literally no talk about the Yankees coming into Boston as the defending world champions.

    Also here is a quote from Kruck (talking about Mike Lowell): “He decided to stay in Boston because he wasnt going to be an everyday player anywhere, so why not stay in Boston, play some, and win a championship.” (!!!!!) there is so much wrong with that statement i dont even know where to start.

  59. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    # RSM April 4th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    “Kim looks outstanding for 40?…
    Since when is 40 old?!
    ——————————————
    unfortunately, women hit the wall around age 40, especially after they have a kid.

  60. Roger April 4th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Joe Morgan sure loves his lipgloss…

  61. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    “espn did not do much to show the world that we are the champs”

    We know we’re the champs. In the end, that’s all that really matters.

  62. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    so glad I don’t have to watch this on espn…
    ******************
    Thanks goodness the game is on YES.

  63. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  64. pat April 4th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “Can we say: TACKY”

    I already did. :wink:

  65. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    “unfortunately, women hit the wall around age 40, especially after they have a kid.”

    Not a very nice thing to say.

  66. minnesota yankee fan April 4th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    oh man, I thought (hoped) Morgan and Miller were in a ditch someplace………

  67. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 4th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Twenty-Seven Sails!

    Green-eyed monster, setting sun

    Sullen sox nation

  68. William Buckner April 4th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    “BryanHoch Scoreboard just showed highlight of Pedro throwing Zimmer to the ground. Not sure that was necessary.”

    Stay classy Boston!!

  69. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! April 4th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  70. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Evan is in the early lead for the most stupid post of the night award.

  71. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Dynasty is back. :D

  72. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    lets go!

  73. William Buckner April 4th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    CB,

    Interesting points on CC. I imagine it’s tough for a big man to get mechanics down.

  74. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    pat, did i win the caption contest in the last thread???

  75. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Dynasty – nice poetry again.

  76. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    This is almost surreal. I can’t believe baseball is back!

  77. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Is that West behind the plate? Ugh!

  78. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    CC can’t possibly be worse than he was at the beginning of last year, lol; what a nightmare, he and Wang back to back. He’s a big guy, so maybe it just takes him awhile to get his mechanics in gear…

  79. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    i like the new YES graphics

  80. whatever April 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    thats a terrible at bat by nick johnson, i saw no fire, the kind of fire a guy like Damon brings.

  81. Bi Papi April 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    3 up , 3 down! Giddyup! Another year begins.

  82. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Off Topic but McNabb traded to the Redskins.

  83. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    So I guess Lowell and Varitek only play when someone has a bad case of mono. :P

  84. Rob B April 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Is it just me, or does Tex look slimmer to start this season?

    All in all, not a great start to the game, offensively.

  85. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    let’s go CC

  86. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    McNabb was traded

  87. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    “thats a terrible at bat by nick johnson, i saw no fire, the kind of fire a guy like Damon brings.”

    Please tell me that you are making a joke. I’d rather have Damon over Johnson as well, but come on. It’s the first game. Give the guy a chance.

  88. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    “# RSom April 4th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    McNabb was traded

    where?

  89. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    NJ hit thatt ball pretty well.

  90. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Much has been made of Boston’s defense this season – and it will be much better than last year when they were one of the five worst defensive teams in the game.

    But one of the things being overlooked is their defense behind the plate. This is a good example of how numbers can sometimes create a strange kind of group think.

    There’s no good way to quantify defense at the catcher spot. So catcher defense, ironically, is often not factored into quantitative evaluations of team defense.

    The Sox are awful defensively behind the plate.

    I really want to see the yankee be aggressive with the Red Sox on the bases tonight and all season.

    With Jeter, Granderson, Gardner and Alex the yanks have 4 guys who are good base stealers.

    Last year Victor Martinez threw out 11% of runners for the Sox. Varitek threw out around 7% of runners.

    Those are mind boggling bad numbers.

    A great deal of attention has been placed on LF for the yanks.

    One way Brett Gardner could help the team in particular in the context of the season and unbalanced schedule is to get on base against the Sox and take advantage of that hole in their defense.

  91. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    # Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Off Topic but McNabb traded to the Redskins.
    ——————————————
    it’s really, really unusual to trade within a division

  92. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    NJ had a good at bat

  93. Joe April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Wow. We’re stuck watching ESPN, and they have new graphics.

  94. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    How many SS has BOS gone through in the last 5 years? 9? 10?

  95. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Experieced a 10-12 second eathquake during dinner………BSox lineup looks real suspect

  96. Frank April 4th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    “McNabb was traded”

    Still in the NFC East though. Interesting.

  97. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Pat M-

    You okay? I literally just read about that from a friend on Facebook.

  98. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    He’s not making a joke. He’s a troll and he has been posting gibberish like this on here for weeks.

    He should have been banned a long time ago because he brings nothing but nonsense to the blog.

  99. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    This is only the Hobbitt’s 4th year? Seems like he’s been around forever.

  100. Big Papi April 4th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like CC’s off season weightloss program has done wonders for him.

  101. Rich April 4th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Can’t let Beckett have too many quick innings like that.

    AL East: Yankees (100 wins), Red Sox (96 wins) WC
    AL Central: Tigers (89 wins)
    AL West: Mariners (92 wins)

    NL East: Phillies (95 wins)
    NL Central: Cardinals (92 wins), Cubs (88 wins) WC
    NL West: Dodgers (91 wins)

    Yankees over Tigers
    Mariners over Red Sox
    Phillies over Cubs
    Cardinals over Dodgers

    Yankees over Mariners
    Dodgers over Phillies

    Yankees 4-2 over Dodgers

  102. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Pat M.,

    Just saw something about the earth quake. 6.9. Hope everything is ok with you.

  103. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Tears in the Shire!

  104. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    “He’s not making a joke. He’s a troll and he has been posting gibberish like this on here for weeks.”

    I didn’t know that, SJ44. I’ve been MIA for awhile so I’ve lost track of who the trolls are.

  105. pat April 4th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Nick

    Just got rid of the Easter revelers and haven’t read through the comments from earlier today.

    Since you were clever in my absence, I’ll be sure to read backwards later.

  106. m April 4th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Bring back “Bi Papi”. He was much more fun.

  107. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    the keebler elf is so funny.

  108. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    feels like YES has better cameras or something too – the picture is much better

  109. Rob B April 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I still don’t understand:

    How does Pedroia get around the minimum-height requirement in MLB?

  110. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    robneyer I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned earlier this spring that Sabathia looks like he’s in the best shape of his life.
    2 minutes ago via web

  111. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    CC looks good to me so far.

    fastball location has been ok. changeup worked to Pedroia.

    and another great change to VMart.

    so far, so good…

  112. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    “I literally just read about that from a friend on Facebook.”

    Not a LoHud friend. :(

  113. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Rich, you think the Tigers take the Central? That division is up for grabs, but my $$ is on the White Sox just barely edging out the Twins.

  114. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Wonder did the Skins give up the 4th overall pick. Or where ever their pick is.

  115. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    CB,
    Randy and I (and others) have been saying that for weeks. You never hear about it but teams are going to (or should) steal the Sox blind this year.

  116. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    CC is just a brilliant pitcher. He is a complete pitcher’s pitcher who happens to have a big time power arm as well.

    Look at what he just did to Pedroia. Pedroia loves the ball up in the zone. That’s where he does his damage.

    CC works him low in the zone over and over. Gets two strikes on him and then changes Pedroia’s eye level working him up in the zone – but getting far enough up in the zone where Pedroia can’t handle the pitch.

    CC looks very good. Fastball command so far this inning has been good.

  117. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Well, that did take a little longer than I thought it would. The complaints about the offense made it through the first two Yankee batters.

  118. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    CB – randy brought up this point about Boston’s catchers a few weeks ago. It will be interesting to see how the running game might affect the pitching strategy for the Sox pitchers. It is 68 degrees tonight, so the Yanks might feel better about doing some running, than if it were cooler.

  119. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    pat, I think I was the only entrant, so you will REALLY have to fix it to pick someone else…

  120. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    UZR says that was not a special play.

  121. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    ST cc is gone….he looks great so far.

  122. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    rotoworld speculating on the McNabb trade:

    “DE Andre Carter may be headed to Philadelphia along with perhaps Washington’s fourth-round pick (No. 103) and more considerations.”

  123. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Nice inning by CC.

  124. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Nice inning for CC. At least one excellent change up.

  125. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Where is the twerp complaining about CC’s weight?

    If you are going to be a troll, don’t also be a coward

  126. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Nick, I haven’t forgotten that I owe you for our LOST bet. I’ve had a lot going on and haven’t had time to mail it, but I will…eventually. :)

  127. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    so far so good

  128. Captain October April 4th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    LET’S GO YANKEES!

  129. Rich April 4th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I like the Tigers’ young arms and I think Damon is going to make their offense a lot more consistent. I’d say the White Sox run them close though

  130. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    No worries, Laura, I know you’re good for it. And Miles’ ‘bacon grease’ line was its own reward.

    Did you get that Nady pic I sent you?

  131. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    blake,

    The sox are completely open to being run out of the stadium this year. They are extraodinarily weak defensively behind the plate.

    Varitek is shot. He has no more arm strength.

    Martinez has awful throwing mechanics with a very slow release. His arm strength also isn’t great.

    On top of that the boston staff isn’t great at holding runners or getting the ball to the plate quickly.

    One interesting thing to note on this will be buchholz. The Sox think Bucchholz over thinks too much out there and often gets too caught up with runners when men get on base.

    Buchholz is no longer allowed to throw over to first base on his own. All of his throws to first base have to be called by the catcher/ the bench.

  132. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    The quake’s epicenter was in Baja Mexico, which is really far from here….The devastation in Baja has to be significant……..CC is just so tough to hit, so many pitches, in all quadrants….

  133. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Is Youk vs. Tex the two best hitting and fielding 1Bs in the AL?

  134. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    The Yankees went down 1-2-3 in the top of the first; they’re not very good.

  135. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    “Did you get that Nady pic I sent you?”

    Yes, I did. Thanks. I’m still drooling over it.

  136. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    just kidding, lol

  137. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Beckett at 13 pitches through 1 2/3 innings.

    he’s definitely going right at them… Yanks will have to make him pay for that.

  138. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “I like the Tigers’ young arms and I think Damon is going to make their offense a lot more consistent. I’d say the White Sox run them close though”

    Well, you know what they say about pitching. I think the White Sox have a better rotation than DET and in the end, that will make the difference.

  139. Ryan April 4th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Here in Southern California ESPN-2 is blacked out for some reason…I wish I knew whom to curse out: AT&T U-verse? ESPN? MLB? Obviously I don’t have the option to tune into YES out here…I’ve resorted to watching my NY-based friend’s Slingbox feed on my laptop.

  140. pat April 4th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Nick

    You win! Although “Red Lobster” would have worked in that situation as well. :wink:

  141. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    “Is Youk vs. Tex the two best hitting and fielding 1Bs in the AL?”

    Probably. And isn’t it strange how one is very cute and one is God awful ugly? :P

  142. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    i’m in luck.

    espn is blacked out on cape cod on comcast and i have to watch the game on nesn.

    much better to know you are watching the enemy station rather than a station that pretends to be neutral.

  143. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    CB, totally agree. They are both awful defensively and especially throwing out runners. Posada has worked hard and is actually pretty descent at slowing down the running game and as you mentioned the Yankee pitchers are much better at holding runners (especially when Andy pitches).

    I’m hoping Girardi starts some guys tonight just to make Vmart throw somebody out…have to get on first though. Beckett and CC both look pretty good so far.

  144. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    PESKY POLE!

  145. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Haha! HIP HIP JORGE!!

    love those dinky HR!

  146. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    YEAH!!!

  147. pat April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Hip Hip

  148. Rich April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    BANG! Shut up drunks.

  149. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    and that folks is why we like posada :)

  150. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Haha nice tribute to Pesky.

  151. Dano April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    HIP!

  152. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Longtime reader here, first time posting, great job by Chad and Sam this spring training.

    First post, and a HR by Jorge,

    He juiced it, he did.

    Lets go Yankees.

  153. SAS April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    YES!!!

  154. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    What a rocket down the line by Posada.

  155. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Posada ends Beckett’s perfect game….I was getting nervous…….whoooo

  156. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Haha, old man Posada still got it…amazing how he still has that bat speed at 38 after catching all those games. Hes a freak.

  157. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Where’s Molina? LOL!

  158. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    POPO

  159. Don April 4th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    There goes Beckett’s perfect game.

  160. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    1st HR of the major league season! Yay Jorge

  161. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Jorge still has great bat speed…

  162. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    That was hit too hard in this park to hook foul.

  163. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    The 2010 season has started!

    What a weapon Posada has been for all of these years.

    Beckett looks very good and he makes a minor mistake – Posada still has the plus bat speed to pull the ball and drive it down the line.

    Posada looked great in the spring. Every year you wonder when Posada’s bat speed is going to slip but we haven’t seen it at all.

  164. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Posada is inspired. He will have a monster year.

  165. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Johnny WHO??

  166. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Back to Back……..YEEEESSSSSSSSS

  167. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    back 2 back

  168. Rich April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Goodnight Grandy!

  169. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Granderson!

  170. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    GRANDERSON!!

  171. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    GRANDY!

  172. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Well, I see that Beckett’s HR problems from 2009 haven’t carried over to 2010. LOL!

  173. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Curtis Granderson. True Yankee

  174. jerkface April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    F Damon
    F Matsui

    This is Granderson’s world, we just rentin

  175. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Aint it GRAND?

    Yeah baby!!

  176. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    and that’s why we like granderson :)

  177. Tim April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    back to back! belly to belly!!!

  178. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Welcome Curtis!

  179. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    EARTHQUAKE just struck Fenway

  180. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Welcome to NY Curtis.

  181. Dano April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    CURTIS!
    Welcome to the Yankees…

  182. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Welcome Curtis Granderson :)

  183. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Austin Jackson…..errrr…..Curtis Granderson rocked that one.

  184. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Austin Jackson who?

    CB, it is absolutely remarkable how Posada has maintained that bat speed after catching all those games.

  185. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    CURTIS!!! Another U of I graduate!

  186. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    CURTISSSSSSSS

  187. SAS April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    YES, YES!!!

  188. Joe A April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Hip Hip!

    And Welcome to New York Curtis! That’s how we do it baby!

  189. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Hey, Swisher….DUCK!!!!

  190. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    We’re completely spoiled by the core 4; I mean, to do it this well, for this long? It’s really ridiculous.

  191. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Cmon Gardner… let’s keep the train rolling.

  192. Rich April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Minor meltdown here?

  193. JC in TW April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Welcome to the Yankees!! Granderson~~~

  194. Higgy April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Man, I sure have missed this.

  195. Don April 4th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Grand start for our CF.

  196. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Just a great AB by granderson.

  197. pat April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Sterling’s call?

  198. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Beckett has like a 5.33 career era against the Yankees.

  199. Frank & Beans April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    CURT FLIRT BABY

  200. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Granderson is going to have a huge year and he’s going to be fine/decent against lefties. Book it.

  201. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    anyone know what sterlings call was on the two hr’s. What he say on curtis’s

  202. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Last year Josh Beckett gave up 25 home runs.

    That was the second highest total of his career.

    Of those 25 – the yankees hit 8 off of Beckett.

    That’s right – nearly 1/3 of all the long ball’s this generations “greatest clutch pitcher” gave up last year were to the yanks.

  203. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Redskins acquired QB Donovan McNabb from the Eagles in exchange for the No. 37 overall pick in 2010, and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2011.

    The 2011 pick can escalate to a third-rounder based on performance.

  204. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    2 out rally.

  205. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    cb-

    i would like to know what jorge does for a work out routine.

    it’s not just strength.

    he’s stayed flexible and as you say still has amazing bat speed.

  206. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    First AB as a Yankee = homer

    Nice, nice Omen.

  207. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Man that has to feel good for Granderson…what a start to his Yankee career.

  208. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    If only we could have scored some of those runs in the 2003 WS, lol

  209. m April 4th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Took the MIL home and got some gas. Came back, up 2-0. Gas bill was 20.09~must be a sign. :)

  210. Jeff April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Does anyone know what John Sterling on the radio side has decided to say when Granderson hits a homerun?

  211. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    gardy!!

  212. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    GGBG!

  213. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Yankee fans are going to love Curtis Granderson

  214. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    And the worst player in baseball with a great hit the other way off an Ace. :)

    Wow.

  215. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    good start Yankees!!!!

  216. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Comeon Swish get to 3rd on that so BG can make Victor look silly

  217. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    “That’s right – nearly 1/3 of all the long ball’s this generations “greatest clutch pitcher” gave up last year were to the yanks.”

    Interesting stat, CB. Of course, we have to take into account that BOS sees NYY more than it sees teams in the West or the Central. We also have to take into account how dangerous our lineup is. He’s not going to have that same trouble with say, BAL.

  218. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    very good at bat gardy.

    come on derek keep the rally going

  219. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Gardner was just saving them all for the reg season in ST.

  220. Boston Dave XXVII April 4th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Beckett was almost through 2 innings in 14-15 pitches.

    He’s now over 30 pitches.

  221. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I come back from taking a long walk and Brett Gardner hit a ball out of the infield, OPPO no less.

    Color me intrigued.

  222. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Are the earplugs working, Fenway faithful????

  223. m April 4th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Loving the Yankee HR off Beckett highlight reel.

  224. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Bring back Johnny

  225. Frank & Beans April 4th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    The TROLLS are down!!!

  226. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Admit it, how many of you thought Josh Beckett was going to throw a 2 hit shutout after that 1st inning? :)

    Cmon Jete!

  227. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Boston Dave – I just told that to my Philly born wife and she shrieked!

  228. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    is anyone else’s YES channel mute every minute or so? It’s been doing that here for the last few months. Maybe i’s just mine.

  229. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    He was safe!

  230. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    damn, DJ

  231. m April 4th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Gardner almost beat the force out. :D

  232. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    randy,

    I’m just amazed how Posada has been able to maintain the entire kinetic chain of his swing for so long.

    It really helps that he has solid, simple hitting mechanics.

    But my goodness. For a catcher at the age of 38 to still have hands like that …. the ability to get the bat head through the zone off a power pitcher.

    It’s just amazing.

    He’s literally as good a hitter as he was 10 years ago – probably better.

  233. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    way to ground out Jetes :(

  234. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Hey JC in TW, good to see the Yanks still have at least one fan left there!

  235. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I like that pitch tracker on YES.

    Beckett is much more dominant in the post-season than in the regular season.

  236. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Gardner just about beat that flip to 2nd base.

  237. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Gardner was almost safe there. If he can get on base on a regular basis he could cause some havok

  238. Eric April 4th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Sterling: “Curtis, you’re something sort of Grandish!”. Ugh. I like “Awwww isn’t it Grand?”

  239. Azaz April 4th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    i thought gardy was safe

  240. Loves to Face Premium April 4th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Uz can’t defend against the home run.

  241. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    It is funny how 2 HR’s can clear out the trolls.

  242. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Probably that secret home remedy Jorge has to keep his hands tough ;)

  243. pat April 4th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    “i would like to know what jorge does for a work out routine.”

    There was an article about it last week. I think it was in the NY Post.

  244. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    It would be nice if cc has a 1-2-3. Get Becketts butt back out there.

  245. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Man, I hate this guy. I really can’t stand looking at his face. He’s the Anti-Nick Markakis. :P

  246. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    lol blake

    as long as it produces, keep it flowing… :)

  247. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Youlk should go down

  248. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    “i would like to know what jorge does for a work out routine.”

    Drinks from the fountain of youth

  249. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    damn,

    Damon would have thrown him out at 2nd

  250. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Joe Morgan talks about Pukelis’ batting style every frakin’ year.

  251. Jeff April 4th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Eric—are you serious? For real that’s what Sterling said about Granderson?

  252. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    damn,

    Damon would have thrown him out at 2nd

    ================================

    lol

  253. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Nice low throw from Granderson just missed getting him. Just missing doesn’t count for much, but, it was a nice throw.

  254. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I love my DVR. Gardner was out, but wow was it close. Also Gardner had a very good AB. If he can keep up that LF poke shot (ala Gwynn) he will be just fine.

  255. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    “Posada still got it…amazing how he still has that bat speed at 38 after catching all those games. Hes a freak.”

    Let’s provide some context for what Jorge is accomplishing and for how much he’s helping this team by creating massive relative advantages for the yanks over most opposition catchers.

    Last year Victor Martinez put up a very good .303 .381 .480 .861 line.

    Here’s the interesting thing about that. The vast majority of that production came when he was playing 1b.

    As a 1b he hit .329 with a .947 OPS. When he was playing catcher he hit .281 with a .783 OPS.

    Now that might just be a small sample issue last year. But for his career Martinez has shown an interesting split – he hits better when he’s playing 1b than when he’s catching.

    And the Red Sox need his bat – but they really have to have it behind the plate not 1b.

    Catching is an amazing grind and what Posada has done is remarkable.

  256. Eric April 4th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Eric—are you serious? For real that’s what Sterling said about Granderson?

    Yes, I am serious. I think it’s awful. I made up a couple of profane ones as well that I would prefer. Sterling’s is awful, he didn’t even wait for advice.

  257. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Hopefully, Beltre is wearing a cup.

  258. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    MLB Gameday had every pitch in the Ortiz AB as a strike

  259. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    How about “That was a Grand one… from Granderson!”.

  260. Frank & Beans April 4th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Papi Making one of his many outs

  261. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    How do you guys reply with someone else’s quote here?

    Do you just have to copy and paste, or is there a button I am missing?

    Thanks.

  262. julia cano April 4th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    big papi has a tiny peepee
    and no mvp

  263. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    WHAT A CATCH!

  264. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    CB,

    Even ESPN’s newest hire, Curt Schilling, says he hated Posada as an opponent because of how great the guy was and how he seemed like he was behind the plate every single game.

    The fact that Posada played a higher % of games in his prime than many other catchers and has had this kind of longevity and success is really something.

  265. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    really nice catch for Granderson. This is his inning.

  266. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    That 3-1 pitch to Papi just speaks volumes to how slow Ortiz’s bat has become. He’s just shot other than hitting mistake pitches.

    3-1 count with a man on 2nd and no outs. It’s a clear fastball count.

    CC throws a fastball – and misses his spot. And Ortiz still gets over powered by the pitch. Even in a fastball count with a pitch that’s missed it’s spot Ortiz cannot get the bat head through the zone.

    That is a very concerning at bat for Ortiz if you are the Sox.

  267. Jaremy April 4th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    A DANDY BY GRANDY

  268. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Wind carried that

  269. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    “Do you just have to copy and paste, or is there a button I am missing?”

    Copy and paste.

  270. StrawThatStirs April 4th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Whats up w/ the YES sound??

  271. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Nice play by Granderson..

    CB, thats why I think Jorge should already be a strong HOF candidate and another successful year should cement it IMO.

  272. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Sabathia at 32 pitches

  273. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you Laura.

  274. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Bring back Johnny my arse

  275. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    The wind had nothing to do with Beltre’s fly. That was rocked.

  276. sar515 April 4th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    “A dandy from Grandy”??

  277. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    “That is a very concerning at bat for Ortiz if you are the Sox.”

    My money says that BOS doesn’t pick up his 2011 option.

  278. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    How about “that was a Granderson Slam” and then of course “that was a Granderson Grand Slam” when he hits a GS.

  279. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Pretty good start for Grandy…Bomb and saved a double.

  280. Eric April 4th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    A DANDY BY GRANDY

    That’s much better.

  281. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    have a seat JD.. thats what happens when you sit offspeed with 2 strikes.

  282. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Bret Gardner tied for league lead in AVG and OBP. From the 9-hole!!! :)

  283. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    A lot of combined pitches in that inning. 22 by Sabathia.

  284. Roger(live from Amsterdam) April 4th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Anyone else having trouble getting on this site??

  285. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    blake-

    Jorge is a hall of famer. I agree this year will cement it.

  286. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Curtis Slamerson

  287. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Roger, it did something funky there a few minutes ago but seems fine now.

  288. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Pretty nice start for Granderson so far.

    If I’m a Sox fan, i’d be praying Big Papi will find some bat speed.

    Either that or he better get his numbers against bad pitching.

    He was overmatched in that AB.

  289. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Posada’s going to have to get to Gary Carter numbers to get into the HOF.

  290. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    or Curtis Grandslamerson

  291. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Nick Johnson just missed a wall ball last time.

    Let’s get another good AB here Nick.

  292. blake April 4th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    “If I’m a Sox fan, i’d be praying Big Papi will find some bat speed.”

    Its gone somewhere…and I doubt its coming back naturally.

  293. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    cb-

    catching really beats up a player from foul balls off the body, the constant up and down that makes the legs heavy, and even the running down to first to back up on grounders.

    posada really is amazing how he’s done it all these years.

    he’s truly a great player.

  294. Patrick April 4th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Haha that was strike 3 down the middle, glad Nick got the benefit on that one

  295. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    good walk nick

  296. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    OBP Jesus resurrects Yankee career!

  297. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    What a shock 3-2 walk for NJ. :D

  298. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Nick Johnson –

    walk #1 of 100+

  299. RJ H April 4th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Swisher and Johnson and the BBs will be plenty

  300. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    There’s the walks that we were hearing about.

  301. CB April 4th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    SJ-

    Papi’s at bat was yet another eye opening at bat for him. He just cannot hit good pitching.

    If it’s not a wounded bird he’s not touching it, unless he guesses right and starts his hands early which is what he did all last year.

    That at bat he didn’t feel confident enough to cheat on CC’s fastball 3-1 probably because of the slider and he couldn’t catch up. Not even close.

  302. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Nice AB from Johnson. I’d still love to see him bat back to back with Swisher. The idea of those two guys working a pitcher back to back is very, very appealing.

  303. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Run Nick Run

  304. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    “Posada’s going to have to get to Gary Carter numbers to get into the HOF.”

    Is he close?

  305. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Re: Posada…

    It’s why I get angry when Yankee fans rip him.

    It shows their lack of baseball knowledge.

  306. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    CC and Beckett are Ruined.

  307. timo April 4th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Granderson does hit HRs off good pitchers. Last year he homered against Mariano, Papelbon, Nathan and Jenks. I doubt anybody else in the league managed that.

  308. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    love how the Yanks are making Beckett work over the past 2 innings.

    Beckett can’t find his curveball and they are seeing his fastball a little better.

    Beckett has a plus fastball, but if he has to throw it every time, the Yanks can hit it eventually.

  309. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    “Nice AB from Johnson. I’d still love to see him bat back to back with Swisher. The idea of those two guys working a pitcher back to back is very, very appealing.”

    In theory, but you can’t bat Swisher in the 3 hole and you probably wouldn’t want to bat Johnson down past 5th.

  310. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    a-rod dp?

  311. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    timo,

    very interesting post.

    I am optimistic about Grandy this season for sure.

  312. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Alex is 0-2. Let’s trade him. :P

  313. Patrick April 4th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I’m loving the Posada love-fest :) One of my all-time favorite players..

    Can someone listening on the radio tell me what Sterling’s call was on the Granderson homerun?

  314. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Laura – Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Alex is 0-2. Let’s trade him.

    Him and Jete. What a shame.

  315. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I said Po and Swish will have huge years. I’m the best.

  316. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Posada’s seasonal averages are much better than Carter’s and he has 5 rings. His career OPS is almost .100 points higher. With another good year or two he should approach Carter’s career numbers with much better seasonal averages. (he will have played less seasons to get them).

  317. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    CB,

    that’s why I’m not gettin’ the number of people picking the Sox to win the WS.

    If Ortiz can’t hit good pitching, they aren’t even making the playoffs, let alone winning the WS.

  318. Big Papi April 4th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    SJ – Was not complaining about CC’s weight, just thought he looks good. His off season program has obviously worked. And no , I’m still here, just watching the game.

  319. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    On the Cubs channel here [WGN] tonight, they are doing a special called “What It Means To Be A Cub”. I haven’t seen the special yet, but my guess is that it features a lot of former players talking about losing. :P

  320. mlearn2 April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I absolutely hate the new YES graphics. This new score graphic is gigantic.

    Bring back the old graphics!

  321. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    no leadoff walks to their #8 hitter!!

    cmon CC

  322. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    CC got squeezed there.

  323. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Ouch, John Henry, they injected the Botox directly into his nose.

  324. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Wow, where was that pitch.

  325. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Where was that 3-1 pitch?

  326. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    “If Ortiz can’t hit good pitching, they aren’t even making the playoffs, let alone winning the WS.”

    Not a real vote of confidence by Tito in JD either batting him 7nth.

    They need Ortiz to produce. But his bat has really slowed.

  327. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Nick Green is a Key Departure? LOL!

  328. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Laura – Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    “Posada’s going to have to get to Gary Carter numbers to get into the HOF.”

    Is he close?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Not really. He’s about 3 of his normal season to match him. His BA, SLG and OBP are all much better than Carter’s though.

  329. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Nick Green was a difference maker.

  330. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    CC isn’t quite close to his dominate form, but he is a lot closer than he was at this time last year.

  331. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    GJ Alex!

  332. Jhutch April 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    A-Rod gives a DP, and takeths one away.

  333. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    very nice play by Alex..

  334. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    nice play AROD

  335. pat April 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Nice

  336. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Nice heads-up play by Al.

  337. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Ok, we got a freebie there. Cameron was clearly back in time.

  338. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    See – defense really can make a difference!

    Awful base running, especially for a veteran guy.

    CC’s lost the zone and cameron bails him out. Might have been a blown all but Cameron strayed too far and made it a judgement call when it shouldn’t have been close.

  339. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    We caught a break there. He looked safe to my DVR.

  340. Big Papi April 4th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    UUMMM. He was SAFE.

  341. Horace Clarke April 4th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I can’t get the game on ESPN and refuse to watch/listen to NESN, so i went to espn360.com and now i’m watching the espn feed.

    Did anyone hear John Sterlings call for Granderson’s HR? Jist curious what his call was.

  342. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    “Not really. He’s about 3 of his normal season to match him. His BA, SLG and OBP are all much better than Carter’s though.”

    Maybe the voters will be blinded by the diamonds in his 5 WS rings.

  343. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    If you had the 3rd inning in the ‘when will Jon Miller shine Joe Morgan’s apple and mention the 1975 World Series”, you win!

  344. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    CC at 50 pitches through 3

    Beckett at 49.

  345. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Kay talking about firstbasemen making sounds to get people out might have been the dumbest thing I have ever heard

  346. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Giving a pitcher the quality of CC a break like that is huge. That’s the kind of play that can kick off a run of 10-15 outs in a row.

  347. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Cameron deserved to get called out. He should never have been that far off with the play in front of him.

  348. Rob B April 4th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    A-Rod with the unassisted triple play? Okay, so not exactly, but he was involved in all 3 outs.

  349. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    “He’s about 3 of his normal season to match him. His BA, SLG and OBP are all much better than Carter’s though.”

    ————–

    I think the quality of Posada’s seasons, and the rings, should and will make up the difference in the lack of quantity (if there is even a lack of quantity).

  350. timo April 4th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks for the comment BD. When Granderson was acquired I checked his ’09 homer log to see if the 30 dingers was the result of picking on the dregs of the Central and found, to the contrary, that he had a number of “name” pitchers on his list.

  351. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    SJ, The over / under on the BoSox is 94, I took the unders……They’re a club that has very little margin for error……….They’re not that deep, and s very suspect lineup I believe…..They’re going as far as their pitching takes them……

  352. MG April 4th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I’m standing outside my office in South Florida on Thursday having a conversation with a coworker-the next office is a John Henry & Co trading office-someone walks past us, the other guy (also a Yankees fan) says-do you know who that was? I didn’t know, it turned out to be John Henry-he’s a pretty small guy, just wearing jeans and a shirt.

  353. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Cano!

  354. Mark- Can't Touch This April 4th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Nice Cano..

  355. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Ellsbury with the worst UZR in baseball right now?

  356. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Pat M, I took the Sox under along with the Yanks’ over, we’re going to get a twofer tonight!

  357. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Mike Lowell is making 12M to ride the bench. Great pay if you can get it.

  358. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    cano can hit GOD if he pitched to him..lol

  359. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Robby is going to have his monster year.

  360. Meppie (from Amsterdam as well) April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    For some reason, I can’t watch YES on mlb.tv, which sucks, ’cause Miller and Morgan make me wanna throw away my laptop and go to sleep.

  361. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Run prevention at it’s best right there!

  362. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    “Might have been a blown all but Cameron strayed too far and made it a judgement call when it shouldn’t have been close.”

    umpires will sometimes penalize a runner for making a bad play like cameron did even though technically he was safe.

    i’m not saying they should do it , but umps are fans of the game and they want to see the game played right.

  363. Frank & Beans April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Nice catch Jocoby….. ohh wait no! What happen was….

  364. Dark Dante April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    So much for that vaulted Red Sox defense

  365. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Laura – Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    “Not really. He’s about 3 of his normal season to match him. His BA, SLG and OBP are all much better than Carter’s though.”

    Maybe the voters will be blinded by the diamonds in his 5 WS rings.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    As I was saying…he’s about 3 years short and that’s just about the number of bats difference he is…about 1500…3 seasons worth. That rates are very similar with Posada slightly ahead. baseball-reference has Posada compared to 4 HOF catchers, though.

  366. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    He was safe. Doesn’t that suck?

  367. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    162 game averages

    Gary Carter: runs: 72, 2B: 26, HR: 23, RBI: 86, AVG: .262, OPS: .773
    Jorge Posada: runs: 83, 2B: 35, HR: 25, RBI: 98, AVG: .277, OPS: .859

    Carter is ahead in total numbers in the power categories but its taken him several more years to do it. Those 5 (maybe more) championships are going to factor in also IMO.

  368. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Both of Cano’s AB’s have ended in him going the other way. I like that a lot.

  369. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Meppie, the Miller/Morgan combo is even disliked in mellow Amsterdam????

  370. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Cano is dumb

  371. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Beckett really can’t locate that curveball tonight.

  372. Big Papi April 4th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Naw, doesn’t suck. I’m sure there will be blown calls going to both teams. A lot of game to go.

  373. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Beckett is clearly pitching around Swisher to get to BG.

  374. MG April 4th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    we’re not seeing vintage Josh Beckett tonight, all he has is the fastball.

  375. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I missed every spring training game on TV this year-

    It feels so weird to be watching baseball again!

  376. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    That at bat by Granderson was him trying to do too much “situational hitting.”

    Rather than trying to take his usual approach up at the plate and drive the ball Granderson tried too hard to make contact and hit the ball to the right side to score the run.

    The end result was that he achieved his goal but did so on a pitch he didn’t square up.

  377. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    that was close but I think he was being a bit careful with Swish with Gardner on deck…make him pay Gritty.

  378. Meppie (from Amsterdam as well) April 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    # Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Meppie, the Miller/Morgan combo is even disliked in mellow Amsterdam????

    —————–

    Yes, I think it’s a global thing

  379. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    That ball was right there.

  380. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    welp automatic out is up

  381. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Not so sure that swisher actually took that pitch as much as he just couldn’t pull the trigger.

  382. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Beckett is clearly pitching around Gardner to get to Jeter.

  383. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    3-1 pitch was way outside

  384. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    “that was close but I think he was being a bit careful with Swish with Gardner on deck…make him pay Gritty.”

    Beckett going curve ball to Swisher on that pitch on a night where he’s had poor command of his curve really had a lot more to do with Gardner than it did Swisher.

  385. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    That’s 32 years too many.

  386. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Joe West stinks behind the plate. He was horrible in game 6 of the WS last year too.

  387. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    welp automatic out is up

    ——————————————————————————————————————-

    Why call Gardner an automatic out? Or are you just a troll?

  388. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    GGBG is CLUTCH!!!

  389. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Eat up that pitch count, guys.

  390. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Twice. Gardner. Nice.

  391. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    That was a great at bat by Gardner.

  392. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    awesome AB by Gardy

  393. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    atta boy bg

  394. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Hmm…so much for that automatic out.

    Woohooo!

  395. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Look a GGBG. Great ab. 2-2 today.

  396. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Nice hit, nice AB by Gardner there.

  397. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    That’s how you start a season Brett, clutch……

  398. Gardner in CF April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    gutty

  399. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Wow, Gardner is trying to shut up all of the critics.

  400. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    what an AB by Gardner.

    fight off the tough pitches and get a pitch out over the plate.

    if he hits like that all season, look out.

  401. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    For an “automatic out”, he’s 2-2.

    Grow up.

  402. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Importer-Exporter Joe West has given up the importing to concentrare on the exporting. Controversial decision.

    Um, hello, BRET GARDNER!!!

    Haters, wake up and smell the coffee!

  403. Tom in N.J. April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    That was a major league at-bat for Gardner…

  404. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    That was just a great AB by Gardner.

  405. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Huge at bat from Gardner and I was down on him coming in. Hope he makes me eat my words all year.

  406. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    nice!!!

    holy cow – how about we not hit anyone

  407. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Nothing but fastballs to Brett…CB, I don’t think Beckett wanted any part of Nick…..

  408. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    im loving gardners atbats today

  409. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Gardner is leading the majors in batting with a 1.000 Batting average.

  410. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Man I wanna see Gardner steal a base. But he can’t when someone’s on the next base.

  411. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Hoot, hoot! Keep it up tampayank. You’re bringing GGBG some good luck.

  412. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    hell yeah!

  413. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    El Capitan comes through! 4-1

  414. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    captain clutch.

  415. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Really nice hit from Jeter.

  416. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Way to go Jeter, two out rallies are nice….

  417. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Beckett has been forced to throw fastball after fastball because of his weak curveball tonight and it’s really starting to catch up with him.

    If he could have landed a curveball to Gardner it could have really mixed him up. Instead, Gardner could sit fastball and wait for one to hit.

  418. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    and Derek finally finds that hole, great hit

  419. MG April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I’m not a huge Brett Gardner fan but he certainly looks like a different hitter at the plate this year, if he hits .270 in the 9 hole that will be fine.

  420. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Jeter finally got a hit. I was beginning to wonder if he’d get a hit this season. :P

  421. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    “# GGBG (50 SB’s for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    welp automatic out is up

    ——————————————————————————————————————-

    Why call Gardner an automatic out? Or are you just a troll?

    and I eat my words. I’m not a troll, have been on this blog for maybe 2 years…just don’t have much confidence in Gardner to be an everyday left fielder(prefered the Melkman) but I hope he proves me wrong :)

  422. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    ok – looking good, guys :)

  423. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    double steal time if they throw through?

  424. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    No range from Scutaro.

  425. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t want to jinx the game….but this is whats going to be interesting about the Sox this year. Are they going to be able to hit there way back into games when they get down early like this like they have in the past?

  426. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    RalphieD,

    Kind of like Joe West knows how good Gardner’s eye is, huh? lol.

  427. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    make Vmart throw somebody out.

  428. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    take off derek…

  429. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    “I’m not a huge Brett Gardner fan but he certainly looks like a different hitter at the plate this year, if he hits .270 in the 9 hole that will be fine.”

    ———-

    he hit .270 last year… so why wasn’t it fine then?

  430. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Gotta give props to Gardner, especially since I’ve been very skeptical of him.

  431. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    and I eat my words. I?m not a troll, have been on this blog for maybe 2 years?just don?t have much confidence in Gardner to be an everyday left fielder(prefered the Melkman) but I hope he proves me wrong
    ——————————————————

    Well ok then!

  432. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Laura – Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    Jeter finally got a hit. I was beginning to wonder if he’d get a hit this season.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    WOW!! Tough audience. Jeter has a one game hitting streak this year.

  433. Dr. Cox April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I wish there was a lefty up there so we could test out Gardy

  434. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    THat’s the running game.

  435. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Holy crap :shock:

  436. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    WHoooo Double steal

  437. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    what a throw to 2nd by VMart :)

    love it!

  438. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I called that one..

    speed kills baby.

  439. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Vaunted defense. LOLOLOL!!!!

  440. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    oh man – this is too much fun

  441. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    A little taste of their own medicine.

  442. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Awesome awesome!!

  443. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Double steal

  444. Dr. Cox April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Wow. I should be bench coach.

  445. Gardner in CF April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    that was a thing of beauty

  446. Roger(live from Amsterdam) April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Gotte love gardner for that play!

  447. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Tampayank is no troll

  448. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    That’s what Gardner can bring to this lineup.

    Great D by the Sox C.

  449. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Fire Cashman

  450. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    let’s see ESPN replay that constantly like Elsbury’s steal of home.

  451. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Take note of the catcher in Boston MLB.

  452. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    hahahahhahahahhahahahha

    red sox catchers can’t throw.

    nothing makes a catcher feel worse than that.

  453. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I love it when we embarrass their catchers.

  454. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    That was a fun innning. :)

  455. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Look at that, lol – I love it!

  456. Mark- Can't Touch This April 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    GGBG having a great night!

  457. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Thats payback from last year when ellsbury stole home on pettite

  458. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Key inning here – it would be great if CC could hold them down.

  459. SportsGeek April 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Time to stop complaining about Gardner!!

  460. timo April 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Forget the HOF. Gardner for Nobel Prize. ;)

  461. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Girardi will be much more aggressive this year, given he already has a WS.
    That double steal is a good example of that.

  462. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I hope Andy Pettite is in the dugout laughing his rear off.

  463. MG April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Victor Martinez has the slowest release I’ve ever seen…

  464. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Gardner is proving me wrong. I had zero confidence in him

  465. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Don’t forget folks.

    Tim Wakefield is currently in the rotation.

    Wakefield pitching to Vmart or Tek???

    ouch.

    wait until Tampa Bay gets a piece of that combo.

    yikes!

  466. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    let’s see ESPN replay that constantly like Elsbury’s steal of home.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Not quite the same as Ellsbury’s straight steal of home, but, just as effective.

  467. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    randy l,

    Was that throw to 2nd embarrassingly short? To my untrained eye, it seemed it was.

  468. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I set the O/U on steals at 2.5, 1 to go!

  469. Terry from NH April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I’m loving this night since my friends are all Sox fans here in NH, but damn that double steal was impressive..

  470. Dave F April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    For some reason, I can’t watch YES on mlb.tv, which sucks, ’cause Miller and Morgan make me wanna throw away my laptop and go to sleep.

    Meppe, if you subscribe to mlb.tv, you can get the audio feed from wcbs.

  471. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    This is why Gardner needs to be an every day player on this team. He brings that hectic, electric element to the team in a way no one else has done in my memory.

  472. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Just beautiful. Just beautiful.

    My goodness – how awful are Victor Martinez’s throwing mechanics? He’s got such a huge hitch in his throwing mechanics – it’s just ugly to watch.

    Look at how many ways this offense can beat down the opposition? It is just amazing. This is a brutal, relentless line up.

    Back to back home runs. Double steal. Grinding out at bats by taking pitches and making the pitcher come to them.

    Catcher defense is going to be an issue for the Sox all season.

  473. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Victor really can’t throw at all, seriously I hope the rest of baseball is paying attention.

  474. Gardner in CF April 4th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Gardner is leading MLB in hits

  475. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    need a 1-2-3 here

  476. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hi everyone… long time no see. Wow, love the new look of the blog – haven’t been around for a while. I’ve discovered ice hockey which has kept me occupied during the winter months, lol.

    So happy to have baseball season started again though…this is a good start to the season so far. :-)

  477. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    The elf outrun by the giant!!!!

  478. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Smurf livid.

  479. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Texeria is a beast on defense

  480. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    don’t cry baldy….

    nice play tex and c.c.

  481. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    great play by Teixeira and great hustle by Sabathia.

  482. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Moby disagreed with that call.

  483. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Lesson # 10102103010231001 on why you should not slide / dive into first base.

  484. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    even though he was out I was surprised Angel didnt give the sox a makeup call there

  485. pat April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Those short arms do you in sometimes.

  486. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Did the fundamentally sound, gritty Dustin Pedroia just attempt to dive into first base?

  487. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I’m having such trouble refreshing this page!

    Anyway — What a wonderful play by Jeter/Gardner!!!!!

    Now, if you’re Pedroia, do you really want to take the chance of CC Sabathia stepping on your hand??????? Dumb.

  488. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Why do pros continue to slide into firstbase it makes no sense!

  489. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Not bad for the team that is supposed to be built for run prevention.

  490. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Pedroia is assuming that just because CC is big that he beat him to the bag.

  491. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Michael Kay loves this 100-meter dash analogy

  492. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Melky says ‘nice slide!’

  493. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Angel and Laura,

    Nice to see reinforcements back on the blog. ;)

  494. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    “# blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t want to jinx the game….but this is whats going to be interesting about the Sox this year. Are they going to be able to hit there way back into games when they get down early like this like they have in the past?

    they’ve made a living of coming back at Fenway but I have questions about their lineup over the long haul this season…..and like mentioned I want to see the Rays run all over V Mart …should be entertaining ha

  495. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Angel! Good to see you again.

  496. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks, m. It’s good to be back.

  497. MG April 4th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    CC isn’t close to midseason form yet, he’s the same way every year, apparently. That’s fine with me, I just want him duplicating his performance in the 2nd half and playoffs all the time.

  498. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    pat,

    lol, we know he would test well at the combine!

  499. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “Those short arms do you in sometimes.”

    LOL

    Doreen I was too. It seems to better now.

  500. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    the red sox plans for their team falls apart if martinez can’t catch.

    if he has to dh, where does ortiz go ?

    and then they’d have to trade for a catcher who can throw giving up someone valuable .

    it makes you wonder why they didn’t get a strong armed good defensive catcher to play in games when the other team runs well like the yankees do instead of resigning varitek.

  501. TNeloms April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Girardi claimed in the between-innings interview that Jeter ran on his own. If so, that’s a pretty heads up play by Gardner. Or maybe he’s just extremely fast and it didn’t require any coordination.

  502. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    aord is moving well

  503. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Angel-

    So happy you are back!!!

  504. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    m April 4th, 2010 at 9:28 pm
    randy l,

    Was that throw to 2nd embarrassingly short? To my untrained eye, it seemed it was.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    That wasn’t that bad of a throw. He got it 80 out of 120 feet he needed, and just slightly off target.

  505. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Hiya m.. Good to be back. I don’t think I’ve been around since we had the great barbie measurement discussion LOL.

  506. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    “Moby disagreed with that call.”

    LOL! He does look like Moby.

  507. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    serious question for the experts,

    Is Gardy the fastest player in baseball?

  508. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Nice inning by CC.

  509. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Now if only we could locate DT……

    The gang would be all here!

  510. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Now that’s an Ace inning, back to work for the hitters, good job C.C.

  511. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Easy inning for Sabathia. He’s making the break he got on Cameron’s getting doubled off pay.

  512. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    nice inning, CC

  513. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Sabathia needs 3 more quick innings like that and call it a night.

  514. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    1-2-3 inning. Good job, CC!

  515. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Angel,

    lol. It worked out great. Thanks for that!

  516. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Did I say how much I love CC?

  517. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Awww thanks, i’ve been keeping tabs on you on FB, Erica. LOL But I’ve missed being able to talk baseball with you too. :-)

  518. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Please don’t forget Uncle Ellsworth.

  519. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    CC really settled in now.

  520. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Beckett is doing bad. But he usually ends up winning these games. Because Francona leaves him in there too long. Then the Red Sox catch up. That’s what I hate.

  521. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Schoenweiss? He couldn’t even stick with the Mets. :P

  522. Patrick April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I’m a little late on this one but that steal of home was sweet sweet revenge for Ellsbury’s steal last year.

  523. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    He doesn’t have to be in mid-season form in April.

    He just has to do what’s he’s doing tonight.

    So far so good.

  524. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Randy – I had the exact same thought. Given how cold blooded the Sox have been in the past, I’m surprised they didn’t ditch Varitek and go for a real catcher.

  525. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Evan

    If he’s not, it’s probably very close.

  526. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    That’s great to hear, m..

    Man, I have missed baseball..

  527. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    This should be Beckett’s last inning.

  528. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    Please don’t forget Uncle Ellsworth.

    ***********

    Uncle E at least pops up randomly. DT has been completely MIA for months!

  529. m1kew April 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    PeteAb who now wears RED said: Brett Gardner has been proving people wrong since college. Dismiss him at your own peril. #Yankees

  530. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    m April 4th, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    Schoenweiss? He couldn’t even stick with the Mets.

    **************

    LOL.. I was thinking the same thing!

  531. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    DT went AWOL? :-(

  532. MG April 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    SJ, my comment was more in admiration than anything else, it definitely wasn’t a complaint about CC.

  533. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Pete Abe has always been a GGBG advocate.

  534. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Angel – In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    Awww thanks, i’ve been keeping tabs on you on FB, Erica. LOL But I’ve missed being able to talk baseball with you too.

    *****************

    Right back at you. Really happy to see you here again.

    And I hope my facebook antics at least amused you in the meantime. LOL

  535. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Angel – In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    DT went AWOL?

    ***********

    No sign of him in ages. And he is sorely missed!

  536. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Wow, Jeter cut his hair really short.

  537. Patrick April 4th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    As much as people around here like to rip Pete, I gotta give him credit for always keeping it real. Even as the Yankees beat reporter he spoke his mind.

    The one thing that bugs me about the dude is he always stretches to make a stupid joke. Like he said something like “Nick Johnson injured, big surprise!” when he knows perfectly well that it wasn’t really an injury.

  538. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    LOL one of my friends who is a mets fan sent me a pic of an auction item for a charity auction he was helping set up for. It was a signed Derek Jeter ball. Someone replied to him that that ball was probably worth more at auction than the whole Mets team, LOL. Dan was not amused. :-)

  539. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    “Was that throw to 2nd embarrassingly short? To my untrained eye, it seemed it was.”

    m-

    i’ll have to see it again.

    the infielder covering sometimes releases and cuts it off early to throw the runner out at the plate.

    pat m would have some good insights on that being a pro shortstop.

    i know jeter made a nice play , by laying back so he couldn’t be tagged out.

  540. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Yes, DT is a good egg. We should send out a search party for him, Erica. Does anyone have his email address or something so we could maybe hunt him down?

  541. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I just checked on Pete Abe.

    10 comments. :twisted:

    Erica

    I agree where is DT?

  542. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Alex is mired in a season long slump. :P

  543. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Cano is locked in!

  544. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Doris From Rego Park says:
    April 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    Michael Kay loves this 100-meter dash analogy

    Yes he says it all the time

  545. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    another bullet by Cano.

  546. Big Dog April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    A-Rod just missed a shot there

    Not Bad 5 runs and A-Rod and Tex are 0fer

  547. Patrick April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Haha that’s maybe a HR in the Stadium and only a single because of a great play by Drew combined with how hard it was hit

  548. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    nice play by drew.

    great swing by cano.

  549. Rob B April 4th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    That was a looooooooooooong single.

  550. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    LOL Laura.. i’m having deja vu with that comment.

  551. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Cano hammered that, should be at second though.

  552. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    randy l,

    the Sox didnt resign Varitek. He exercised his player option, I believe.

    So they were basically stuck with him as their backup.

  553. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I’m not sure Cano would have made 2B even if he was running hard out of the box.

  554. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    randy l,

    Gotcha. But HOF Joe Morgan said that even if that’s what he was trying to do, NO WAY he throws out Gardner.

  555. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    let’s go Jorge… say hello to Pesky again

  556. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Hiya Rob B. :-)

  557. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Beckett at 91 pitches.

  558. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Just got home from one celebration and now it’s apparently time to start another. I got the final predictions and added them. No more added, no matter what. Here’s the final list:

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/2010%20SEASON.pdf

    Did someone here actually complain that Granderson’s homer didn’t go far enough out???

    ;)

    While I know that the Yankees are that good, I also know that the Suxers aren’t as bad as they appear to be. Gotta be fair. However, I already said that we would likely get the inconsistent Beckett this season, and I think I am going to be proven correct.

    All of that said, I don’t expect a whole lot from the Suxers this year. But certainly better than what we’re seeing.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  559. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    And al leiter always talks about the time he threw 168 pitches when Dallas green managed the yanks

  560. MG April 4th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    with this lineup in front of him Cano can have 120 RBIs this year even if he hits .275 with RISP. His bat is just unbelievable, though.

  561. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    You gotta try for 2nd. You’re up by 4 runs. And the throw from the wall has to be perfect.

    After Cano masters this RISP thing, the next thing is his baserunning. Then he will be perfect.

  562. ADam April 4th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Robbie, Robbie Robbie…. ??? Still does not hustle 100% of the time… I guess he’ll never be that hustle player

  563. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Beckett doesn’t have a lot of swing and miss pitches tonight.

  564. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Angel – In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    Yes, DT is a good egg. We should send out a search party for him, Erica. Does anyone have his email address or something so we could maybe hunt him down?

    ********************

    I never got his e-mail :-(

    LoHud search party?

  565. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    all my Sox fans have been saying “pitching and defense wins”, pitching and defense.

    just 1 game… but they can’t be too pleased with game #1.

    Sox fans will have 2 days to cry to the local sports radio stations before Lester gets a chance to turn that strategy around :)

  566. Rob B April 4th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Former-Mark-It-Down-Crowd salutations to you, too, Angel!

  567. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    94 pitches for Beckett thru 4 2/3.

    This team is going to wear out a lot of pitching staffs.

  568. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Wonderful, grinding AB by Posada.

  569. Roger(live from Amsterdam) April 4th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Schoenweiss?Please don’t tell me he’s German

  570. jerkface April 4th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Pinch hit Marcus Thames , its late and theres a lefty.

  571. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    randy,

    To me the fundamental underlying problem on that double steal for the Sox wasn’t even how bad the Martinez’s throw was – it was how slow Martinez’s release was.

    It’s amazing how slow he is. His pop time and release must be just awful.

    Even on a better throw I think Gardner could have broken for home and been safe.

    What are the Rays going to do to the Sox this year?

  572. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    There are a lot of things that I’m looking forward to this season, but the biggest of all is how Cano does in the 5th spot.

  573. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Wow Sox just picked up Showenweis the other day and he’s the first one out of the pen this season.

  574. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    That takes care of Beckett.

  575. jerkface April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Oh wait its only the 5th inning… lol beckett

  576. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    no way should Cano go for 2nd there. he would have been out by 5-10 feet.

    with the lead, you keep making Beckett work… dont give him free outs.

  577. pat April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Gardner was first #nyy to steal home since A-Rod against BAL in 2004, also on back end of a double steal.

  578. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    SJ,

    I think we may see a lot of bullpens in the 4th and 5th innings.

  579. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Left off the Win Prediction List?????? Yellow card!

  580. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Erica

    Try Sam or Chad. Maybe they can find him.

  581. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    4 2/3, 5 ER (so far) for a sparkling ERA of around 10.

    Nice start to the season, Josh!

  582. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Trisha,

    Glad to see you got that. Charlston Chew’s out of order.

    And that stuckey. Such a negative nancy guessing the least. :?

  583. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “Beckett doesn’t have a lot of swing and miss pitches tonight.”

    I think they said that he only had 3.

  584. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “What are the Rays going to do to the Sox this year?”

    steal lots and lots of bases.

  585. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Oh no, Beckett can’t win the game!

  586. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    They really have made him throw a lot of pitches. I was surprised it was only the 4th inning by the length of the game so far, time wise.

  587. Jim April 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I have mlb.com and can’t get the WCBS radio transmission. What gives? Anybody else have that problem? I get some Boston dummy’s for radio.

  588. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    blake made this point before and it’s a good one – the whole run prevention is everything mantra completely falls apart if the Sox fall behind.

    And that becomes an even bigger problem if they fall behind early and their starting pitcher doesn’t give them length.

    The sox are not going to be able to play from behind the way they have in the past.

  589. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Who was it that predicted 8 innings of 2 hit ball for Beckett tonight?

  590. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I wish Schoenweiss had gone somewhere else.

    He’s not a bad pitcher but his wife passed away last season and his numbers really tanked.

    I’d like to root for him but he’s wearing the wrong uniform.

  591. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Scott Schoewnweis??

    I just don’t see how Boston is a 90 win team.

  592. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    Erica

    Try Sam or Chad. Maybe they can find him.

    *****************

    I think I am going to take the approach of saying “DT” repeatedly and maybe I’ll summon him!

  593. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Yankee red sox games are long! This just in!

  594. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “the Sox didnt resign Varitek. He exercised his player option, I believe.

    So they were basically stuck with him as their backup.”

    bd-

    thanks for the info.

    i think they should have just ate the money then and released him.

    if they had a really good back up who could throw well, they might get away with playing martinez against most teams because not that many teams run well, but with no catcher who can throw well i think they are going to have a major problem.

    i must say i’m really enjoying it :)

    on another note are you watching on nesn?

    it’s good to see remy back after his health problems.

  595. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    m April 4th, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    You gotta try for 2nd. You’re up by 4 runs. And the throw from the wall has to be perfect.

    After Cano masters this RISP thing, the next thing is his baserunning. Then he will be perfect.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Running full tilt, Cano would have been out by 15 feet. It was a rocket hit and Drew made a good short hop pick-up and a rifle throw. Gardner could have made it close.

  596. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    So, did Beckett actually ink a deal or not?

  597. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “He’s not a bad pitcher but his wife passed away last season and his numbers really tanked.”

    I remember that. They found her dead in his home. Tragic.

  598. CB April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I think I know a golf loving former bull pen catcher who lives not to far from fenway who might be able to upgrade the Sox defense behind the plate….

  599. liz April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    this can’t be good for Beckett’s contract negotiation. Anyone think he will still be Sox next year?

  600. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Hey, I just remembered, this is a “must win” game according to one poster!

    What do they get if they win?

  601. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    “So, did Beckett actually ink a deal or not?”

    Not yet. Perhaps BOS is having second thoughts. LOL!

  602. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I’m waiting for Pete Abe’s next tweet: “Red Sox rescind offer to Josh Beckett. Only willing to go 3 years now” :)

  603. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    ouch, terrible at bat by Granderson. Still, it’s just one at bat…

  604. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    btw- its nice to see derek jeter abandon the 1998 high-fade haircut

  605. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Sam or Chad might share his email address if we asked them via email nicely? I’m not sure how to go about finding him.

    Ugh.. World Cup this year.. I am not going to get a lot done in June with baseball AND World Cup on, lol.

  606. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    “# m1kew April 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    PeteAb who now wears RED said: Brett Gardner has been proving people wrong since college. Dismiss him at your own peril. #Yankees

    awww , I did love his posts from airport gates “live from gate 76″ w/ his attempt at comedy ;)

  607. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    m

    Not yet but they are saying it’s basically done. 4y / 17m per

  608. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    “What do they get if they win?”

    They get to have Tuesday be their next must win game.

  609. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Nick, did you have a prediction? If you did I never saw it.

    Mel thanks, I will take care of that now.

    The good thing about watching on NESN (other than the fact that Remy is more-often-than-not fair and objective) is that I get to watch the Rewind and will be able to see all that I missed.

  610. purple helmet April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I have a better chance against a lefty than Granderson

  611. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Yankee red sox games are long! This just in!
    *******************
    Guess they forgot about the memo from MLB to speed up the games.

  612. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Ah, thanks, guys. ESPN booth made it sound like Cano was hotdogging it. And Gardner would’ve definitely made it. Provided he could hit it over Drew’s head. ;)

  613. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    liz says:
    April 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    this can’t be good for Beckett’s contract negotiation. Anyone think he will still be Sox next year?

    It is his first start of the season. It has no bearing

  614. Tom in N.J. April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Good times….

  615. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    “The sox are not going to be able to play from behind the way they have in the past.”

    I agree..they are relying pretty heavily on starting pitching and defense which means they need to get ahead and stay ahead to be successful. Tough to do in the AL East. If Ortiz doesn’t rebound then they may have problems.

  616. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    LOL I see this place hasn’t changed one bit, if there are people on here declaring must win games, 1 game into the season.

    Its sort of comforting actually, that I can not post on here for ages, and come back and its like I never stopped posting here.

  617. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    does anyone know if the red sox teach the slide step to their pitchers ?

  618. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    randy,

    I know the Sox typically dont worry about “image” with former players but the thought crossed my mind this time.

    I spoke to Tek last year and he said (in so many words) that the Sox have been treating him like crap but that both sides would try to keep things amicable no matter what.

    I think they second-guessed cutting their captain and felt he could manage as a backup.

    yes, I’m on NESN. I’ll take Remy over ESPN any day. Def glad he’s back at it and healthy.

  619. stuckey April 4th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    “And that stuckey. Such a negative nancy guessing the least. :?”

    96 wins is the lowest prediction?

    Holy cow…

  620. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Angel, good to see you back!

    I missed the play with Robby – did he not run hard out of the box? I don’t want to judge him prematurely, so I won’t comment yet.

  621. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Someone tell Pujols to mind his business!

  622. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    “the Sox didnt resign Varitek. He exercised his player option, I believe.

    So they were basically stuck with him as their backup.”

    bd-

    thanks for the info.

    i think they should have just ate the money then and released him.

    if they had a really good back up who could throw well, they might get away with playing martinez against most teams because not that many teams run well, but with no catcher who can throw well i think they are going to have a major problem.

    i must say i’m really enjoying it

    on another note are you watching on nesn?

    it’s good to see remy back after his health problems

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    From the looks of Ortiz, I’d say that he’s aready eaten his contract.

  623. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    “does anyone know if the red sox teach the slide step to their pitchers ?”

    if not they better start tomorrow.

  624. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    The problem with this long game is that I failed in my mission to get caught up on last week’s DVR.

    I am currently 3 1-hour shows remaining. Sigh

  625. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Looks like Alex has mastered those popups.

  626. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I hope we can get 6 innings out of CC…with his workload, we shouldn’t push it with him early.

  627. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Jeter doesn’t laugh at Alex’s popups anymore. That’s what happens when you actually catch them on a regular basis.

  628. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Time-stamped at 8:03, before first pitch:

    “I am calling 104 wins for the Yankees this season. Despite the loss of Wang (1 win in 2009) and Melky (17 or so walkoff hits) the Yanks will improve [due to] addition of Vazquez and subtraction of Jose Molina.

    104 or better, bring on the Yankeenauts!”

  629. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “It is his first start of the season. It has no bearing”

    ———-

    agreed – I was just kidding with my post.

    The fact that the top offense in baseball hit well against a pitcher in the first game of the season is no big deal.

    The Sox would be wise to get Beckett signed.

  630. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    late on fastball down the middle.

  631. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    96 wins is the lowest prediction?

    Holy cow…

    **************************
    Haha, must be coming off a year where they won the World Series, Stuckey – so everyone is starting off this year being optimistic. :-)

  632. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    ESPN had some good graphics on the Gardner steal of home.

  633. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    From the looks of Ortiz, I?d say that he?s aready eaten his contract.

    ——————————————————–

    From the looks of Ortiz, I’d say that he’s already eaten everyone’s contract.

  634. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    As the game progresses, CC’s velo is increasing.
    Now he is consistently throwing his FB at 94.

  635. pat April 4th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    “Someone tell Pujols to mind his business!”

    What did he say?

  636. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    And CC has his mechanics down pat.

  637. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    CC – wow. So, is that what a good change up can do for a pitcher?

  638. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Hiya Betsy!… :-)

    Nice to see the female Yankee fan contingent are all alive and well and still posting. :-)

  639. stuckey April 4th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    “Haha, must be coming off a year where they won the World Series, Stuckey – so everyone is starting off this year being optimistic. :-)”

    Well, jeez, when I said 96 I was assuming this would be good for best record in the AL.

    Not exactly chopped liver.

  640. m April 4th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Shoestring catch at the edge of the dirt by Scutaro. That was a nice angle to show how short the throw was on the double steal.

  641. blake April 4th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    See here is the great thing about CC. He just threw a great 2 seamer and change up to Beltre that he really hasn’t thrown much to this point in the game. He has so many weapons now and can vary things throughout the game. Great sequence there to Beltre.

  642. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    If Cano busted it out of the box, he would have been out by 10 feet because Drew played it perfectly.

    By staying at first, Beckett had to continue the inning and eventually came out of the game.

    He made the correct baserunning play and that helped get Beckett out of the game.

  643. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Pete did offer up some great brown bag humor at times…….Who do you warm up first ????

  644. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    “Someone tell Pujols to mind his business!”

    “What did he say?”

    He was giving Ortiz hitting tips over the summer.

  645. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Betsy -

    Nah – he hit an absolute bullet to right field. Between that and Drew’s arm, he never would have made it to 2nd.

  646. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    “He was giving Ortiz hitting tips over the summer.”

    Actually, it was over the winter since technically, the summer hasn’t occurred yet. :P

  647. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Hey Doreen – How was your Easter today?

  648. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    oy CC

  649. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Ortiz doesn’t eat contracts, he puts them in the blender and makes milkshakes.

  650. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Pujols should have told him to swing his bat faster.

  651. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    If I recall most of the predictions at the start of last year were around 96, lol. They’re just teasing you – 96 wins is a pretty good record, I think. Just that the AL East is a tough division, I guess.

  652. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    CC fell in love with the changeup in that AB to Cameron.

    nice hit though… CC needed to get another 2-seamer in there to keep Cameron honest.

  653. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Great pitch, good job of hitting by Cameron.

  654. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    SJ, ok – thanks!

    Hey Angel – the female contingent is as strong as ever!

  655. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Hi Joe from Long Island -

    Easter was okay. Different these days, but fine.

    How was yours?

  656. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Pat M, I took the Yanks on the money line, the run line, and the alternative run line (-1.5 at +160) as well as a few props… not all of them are looking that great, however.

  657. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Ouch – terrible. CC is really struggling and that was an awful throw by Gardner.

  658. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Up 3 runs, Gardner needs to hold the runners there.

    Mental error throwing home, IMO.

  659. StrawThatStirs April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    What was that???

  660. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Brett should have run that in instead of throwing it.

  661. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Horrible throw by Gardner. Where was he looking?

    I hate Scutaro.

  662. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    What an ugly, ill-advised throw by gardner.

  663. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Not an awesome throw.

  664. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Horrible play by Gardner there.

    One more hit, they are back in the game.

  665. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Good grief.

  666. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    ok – settle down and get out of this

  667. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Let’s hope that there’s no further damage.

  668. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I say, who do you warm up first ????

  669. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    see Damon could have never thrown it that far.

  670. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    LF is not Gardner’s main position. We can’t expect him to be a superstar out there.

  671. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Not a good defensive play from Gardner there. Not hitting the cut off man there was a terrible play.

  672. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I think Gardner’s going to have to figure it out – he’s going to spend more time there than in center

  673. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Even Ellsbury thought he struck out. :mad:

  674. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    “see Damon could have never thrown it that far.”

    I’m not sure Damon could have gotten it to 3B.

  675. Big Dog April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Big League Pitch by the Big Man

  676. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    What a pitch!!

  677. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    That’s how you bail out your LFer, CC!

  678. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Big K , CC owns Ellsbury

  679. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I’m not even sure I would send CC out for another inning. He’s done a very nice job tonight, but he’s getting tired.

  680. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Knees buckled.

  681. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Great pitch by cc

  682. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Part of Gardner’s growth curve in LF.

    CC picks him up.

  683. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    good job by CC to get out of that.

    just a reminder that a 4 run lead at Fenway is never safe.

  684. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Warren Spahn just smiled in baseball heaven.

  685. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Nice bounce back by CC…..Nick in SF, no need to worry, Yanks are into the Boston pen….I have the Yanks at -115.00

  686. Ed in Oregon April 4th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    That was absolutely filthy from Carsten Charles….A very big pitch

  687. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    That play does not make me feel good about Gardner, holy cow that was awful.

  688. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    nice way to limit the damage CC…4 innings of red sox pen coming up

  689. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    “see Damon could have never thrown it that far.”

    Comment of the night :)

  690. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    CC’s at what, 80 pitches?

  691. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Pat M -

    Don’t know. Robertson? Chamberlain? Park?

  692. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    big time pitching right there. Gardner will be ok…bad decision but got away with it. He’ll learn from it hopefully.

  693. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    CC has struggled tonight with his command. His command has been better than it was this time last year but he’s not the crisp CC we’ve seen when he gets things going.

    Despite that he’s been able to bear down and make pitches when he’s needed to.

    Beautiful slider to freeze Ellsbury there for the K. Ellsbury started walking back to the dugout before the call was made.

  694. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I think they will send CC out for the 6th, but I wouldn’t be opposed to sitting him. I think he’d be fine but there’s no need to push it if it isn’t necessary.

    It’s early in the season and they have at least a 3 run lead – and a very good bullpen.

  695. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    “Warren Spahn just smiled in baseball heaven.”

    Always good for a chuckle. :D

  696. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Nick you’re gambling on April baseball? now that takes some stones ha, lots of questions this early….I usually wait till August if I do it at all

  697. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    “That play does not make me feel good about Gardner, holy cow that was awful.”

    relax Betsy…gardner is 2 for 2 with an rbi and a steal of home…plus the error didnt cost us a run…he’ll be fine

  698. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    1 more inning 4 CC

  699. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Gardner looked like he was just trying to do too much. He had no shot at a play at home, and should have hit the cutoff man. He didn’t, and it was just a bad play. He likely knew that as soon as he released the ball. But CC, being a great pitcher, acted like an eraser and picked up his man. That’s what team play is about.

    Doreen – We had a great friend over, and had a great dinner. The perfect dessert would be the Yanks holding on for a great win.

  700. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    YankeesWFAN CC saved Gardner from having the poor throw turn into a game-changer. Gardner just waited at top step to fist-bump CC. Good move Brett!

  701. Gardner in CF April 4th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Gardner just had to get that throw out of his system. No worries.

  702. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I’m quaking…

    Zzzzzzzzzzzz

    Did someone actually say Oy CC? Did he sign a contract not to give up any flippin hits?

    Welcome back to the lohud blog. Ha ha ha ha ha. The motto should be “We’re brave as long as we’re not challenged.”

    Nick, the reason I didn’t see it is because I asked that people put my name in the post so I would see it. I definitely don’t read all the posts in all the threads!

    If anyone else made a prediction for the chart and didn’t put my name in the post, and you got it in before the first pitch of the season, I will be happy to add you to the chart. Just refer me to the post.

    Final chart (as of now…)

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/2010%20SEASON.pdf

  703. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    It was a brain fart that didn’t cost them. Not a big deal.

  704. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Betsy,

    it’s one play. Don’t overreact. Every player on the team will make a mistake this year.

    He’s also had a great night at the plate.

    His positives have outweighed his negatives tonight.

  705. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Ralphie, first of all, I’m calm. Second of all, I’m talking about strictly LF, not about Gardner at the plate; that was a brutal throw.

  706. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    “I think I know a golf loving former bull pen catcher who lives not to far from fenway who might be able to upgrade the Sox defense behind the plate….”

    cb-

    i’ll have to test myself.

    if i’m faster to second , i’ll make a you tube video :)

  707. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Oh but she can look! :x

  708. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    tampayank, most of my wagers today were on season totals, but it is very rare to get the Yanks at plus money, especially with CC on the mound… what can I say, I liked the value.

  709. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Guys like Gardner don’t get in big league lineups by repeating mental mistakes. I doubt he misses the next cutoff.

  710. Eric April 4th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Gardner stinks – Winn is going to get a ton more playing time this year. At least he knows the fundamentals of playing the OF.

    In close games, you cannot make errors like that. CC picked him up, but it ain’t always going to happen.

  711. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    SJ, come on – that’s unfair and you know it. I make one comment about Gardner and now you’re taking it to it’s illogical extreme by insinuating that I don’t know that other players will make multiple mistakes this year? I’m not dumb.

  712. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    By the time Thursday rolls around, we all will have forgotten about Brett’s bad throw. No worries.

  713. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Ok Scott S. did well. That’s good for Karma. Now back to pounding out some hits.

  714. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    “LF is not Gardner?s main position. We can?t expect him to be a superstar out there.”

    STOP BEING REASONABLE!

    :)

  715. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Evan Longoria commercial: funny.

  716. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Ramirez had a poor spring for the Sox. He did not look good.

  717. Loves to Face Premium April 4th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    regression? don’t think so

  718. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    good spot for Jeter to steal here

  719. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Betsy
    More about what you like.

  720. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Jeter greets Ramierez with a ball that about kills him.

  721. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    It’s one play and it’s had no impact on the game.

    In fact, he’s been one of the stars tonight.

    It’s all part of learning LF. He will be fine.

  722. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Betsy,

    You said that the play didn’t make you feel good about Gardner. Maybe you can clarify, so there’s no misinterpeting what you said?

  723. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    2 outs, VMart catching, Jeter on 1st

    steal!

  724. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Tarheel, I don’t know what you mean.

  725. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Make Vmart throw Jeter out.

  726. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    *spies Brandon*

    Hey!! Did you watch all the Kate Hudson movies?

    *smirks*

  727. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    why isn’t Jete running here?

  728. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    randy,

    maybe you could start by teaching that tremendous Martinez hitch in my throw maneuver to the Sox catching prospects they keep talking about up in Boston.

  729. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    That hit by Jeter puts him on target to get his 3,000th hit this year. Just 251 short. He could havr that by the All Star break.

  730. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Big inning here. This is one of those sox hanging around games that I don’t feel like watching tonight

  731. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Fine, SJ, but your post sounds awfully condescending to me. I know very well that this is just one play. I know my baseball.

  732. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    my 88 year old father is a die hard uconn women’s basketball fan.

    i’m sure he’s switching back and forth between channels.

    he would love a double header victory tonight.

  733. Roger(live from Amsterdam) April 4th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    At least Gardner(and coffee)is keeping me awake

  734. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    “Angel – In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    *spies Brandon*

    Hey!! Did you watch all the Kate Hudson movies?

    *smirks*”

    Not Awesome :x

  735. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Totally off-topic, but doesn’t Schilling look awful?

  736. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Brandon, do you think watching all those Kate Hudson movies has left permanent brain damage?

  737. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    where was that pitch?

  738. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    good deal Nick, to be honest I rarely bet on baseball…..I seem to be better off betting college football or NFL

  739. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Mel, I have the NESN broadcast. Where was Schilling?

  740. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    M, my comment was pretty straightforward. If people want to get on my case for one comment (and I will probably forget the play by the time I go to sleep tonight), then I don’t know what to say. The idea that I need it explained to me that Gardner will not be the only one to make an error is pretty insulting.

  741. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Bonus points to Jon Miller for calling Morgan “Little Joe”.

  742. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    m April 4th, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Totally off-topic, but doesn’t Schilling look awful?

    ——–

    That’s what eating hot dogs all your life will do to you.

  743. Mark- Can't Touch This April 4th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    This game is far from over

  744. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Wow! Even Raising Helen????

  745. Monty April 4th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    “see Damon could have never thrown it that far.”

    Comment of the night

    I second that!!

  746. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    m April 4th, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Totally off-topic, but doesn’t Schilling look awful?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    and this is breaking news?

  747. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    m

    Did he ever look good?

  748. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    cmon CC let’s find the strike zone

  749. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    trisha,

    He’s an analyist on TV.

    Betsy,

    Not a big deal. But everyone interpreted your comment the same way. Maybe Nardi can help you with your delivery? :peace:

  750. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    CC is struggling with his command tonight. He’s just not getting the ball where he wants it.

    They should get the bull pen up.

  751. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    CC might be running out of gas here. Looks a bit out of whack.

  752. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    CC’ s just about done

  753. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Yep! From Schill to swill.

  754. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    “That’s what eating hot dogs being a hot dog all your life will do to you.d!

    Fixed!

  755. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    CC is done

  756. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    cc is not sharp tonight, hopefully he can maintain the lead

  757. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    uh – outs please – I think CC’s about done

  758. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Get him out, too many pitches first game out and Youk hit him hard last time

  759. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    do they really need to push Sabathia in his first start and a full bullpen to use?

  760. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    And the answer is Robertson it appears

  761. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Need a pop-up by Youkilis and go after Ortiz.

  762. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    ughhh risky leaving him in w/ Youk

  763. Yankee Trader April 4th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Hersheiser-that doesn’t mean Joba is the 8th inning guy! Robertson is the one I’d trust to get us out of a big inning.

  764. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    CC is battling. As long as he doesn’t give up a homer I trust him to battle.

  765. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Too many changeups the last 2 innings.

    That’s what happens when you don’t have your good fastball command yet.

  766. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    They are leaving him in because Ortiz is on deck. Probably will be careful with Youk.

  767. Mark- Can't Touch This April 4th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    CC control has been off sense the 3rd.

  768. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I said CC should have come out….

    M, the point is it’s fine to say that maybe I overreacted, but not that I don’t know my baseball.

  769. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I understand the idea of letting your ace work through a mess he’s created but CC really doen’t have a lot left out there right now.

    I hope Girardi is not keeping CC in the game just to face Ortiz.

  770. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Ugh. I need to get up early tomorrow. I was at least hoping to see the end of the 6th. Not sure what to do…

  771. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Sabathia has been struggling all night with his command so it was only a matter of time before this happened.

  772. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    well, let’s hope they can hold it to a tie

  773. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Now the ESPN guys are excited.

  774. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    SJ – got the bridge patrol ready?

  775. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    fxxk; our no.3 and no.4 are 0 for 6 tonight

  776. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Nice….I can’t understand why CC was even brought back in for the 6th; he was really pushing it last inning.

  777. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Chad,

    you have your first tough question of the season to ask Girardi.

  778. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Not a good pitch there and Youkilis hammers it past swisher.

  779. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Ofcourse Gm1 Yankees @ Red Sox wasn’t going to be a snoozefest

  780. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    uh – not good – CC is done – just get him out

  781. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Swisher played that badly.

    Game will be tied soon.

    Stayed too long with CC tonight.

  782. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Should have just walked him after got behind 3-0

  783. scott April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    what is with stretching sabathia out. got to give girardi the benefit of the doutb but i had the same problem with his bullpen mgmt last year

  784. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Just what I said about the sox hanging around. Grandy left 3 guys in scoring position and now its about the bullpens

  785. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Why is he still in.

  786. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    6 of the last 7 to reach against CC

  787. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Nice to see the Sox pitchers receiving gift 2-0 strike calls all game to change the complexion of the ABs, while on 2-0 for CC, it was just easily called ball 3.

  788. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    So much for an easy opener.

    I like our chances in a battle of the bullpens.

  789. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    i would not have given youkillis anything to hit.

    ortiz up next.

    lefty/ lefty.

    maybe a double play.

  790. matthew April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    unbelievable that cc is still pitching. hes clearly fatigued. its the first game of the season, why is girardi insisting on getting sabathia into the 100+ count?

  791. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Frankly, I thought Giradi would have had someone ready to come in as soon as CC hinted that he’d get into a jam……Now the barn door is open

  792. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I don’t understand why Joe is pushing CC -terrible move.

  793. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Doreen, I think the Yanks take this game. But even if they don’t, no big deal, as you know. So if you can bring yourself to leave at this point I don’t think you’ll be hurting yourself.

  794. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Really not sure why Girardi pushed CC this far this game.

    He was clearly done.

  795. E-gawa April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Are you kidding me, Joe? It’s the first game of the season. We have a full pen. It’s pretty obvious that CC is tired.

  796. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I understand that they wanted CC to pitch to Ortiz, but I really don’t understand the logic of leaving him in there to face three righties BEFORE Ortiz when he’s clearly out of gas.

  797. Dr. Cox April 4th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I dont know about any of these Sox check swings tonight.

  798. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Nice Robi

  799. JMK aka The Overshare April 4th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Swisher stinks

  800. Ed in Oregon April 4th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Now I remember why I have a love / hate relationship with baseball, Yanks / Red Sox in particular

  801. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    on the other hand – 6 LOB so far in this game – that’s not so good either

  802. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Doreen – 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    Ugh. I need to get up early tomorrow. I was at least hoping to see the end of the 6th. Not sure what to do

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Set your clocks to west Coast time and you can stay up later.

  803. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    It’s Yankees /Red Sox. You had to know it just couldn’t be easy.

    Let’s go D. Rob!

  804. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    man, I was banking on a win and solid night from CC for my fantasy team!!

    now I’ll settle for a Yanks win.

  805. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    “Nice….I can’t understand why CC was even brought back in for the 6th; he was really pushing it last inning.”

    His pitch count was not high.
    And, they need to build his stamina.

  806. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    If anyone is watching ESPN and heard the comments about Pujols, it’s about time to question whether or not Pujols uses PEDs, since he is in constant contact with Ortiz (to help him with his hitting).

    He told Ortiz he has to keep his head still at the plate.

    I think Pujols told him to keep his head still when injecting himself.

  807. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I was fine with them leaving CC in with Ortiz on deck because of what just happened. What I’m not fine with is them pitching to Youkalis with a base open (especially after falling behind 3-0 in the count). Not very smart.

  808. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    That’s why you leave CC out there, he’s building up stamina, he’s an ace, you show faith in your ace in gm1..no need to pull him before he’s challenged.

  809. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Well, let’s put it this way. The camera added 10 pounds. To his JOWLS.

    Well, that’s not fun. Let’s hope Houdini has some tricks in his glove.

  810. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I think Girardi left CC in the game to face Youkilis with the thought that Ortiz was coming up next.

    If that’s the case, it’s another example of a manager giving Ortiz way too much respect.

  811. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Girardi seems to always push the limit w/ the starters, especially this early in the season..has some Grady Little in him

  812. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Robertson’s a strikeout pitcher. He has two prime strikeout targets coming up. Now would be a good time for it.

  813. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    You don’t push a tiring pitcher; CC’s stamina will be just fine.

  814. akamgkrebs April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    hope all you out there who think that there’s no problem with Gardner & Swisher defensively are paying attention.

  815. pistol pete April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Leads nearly gone, 5-4 runner on 3rd no one out, never easy at Fenway. Did you see Granderson vs lefty with runners on base, scary, and Schoenweis isn’t exactly Koufax. Now I know why he hit 183 vs leftys last yr and is at 211 lifetime, he didn’t even make contact, not once.

  816. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I hate the momentum shift this game has taken…

  817. spurgeon April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Betsy you need to settle down. People that “know” baseball don’t need to tell people they know baseball.

  818. spurgeon April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Betsy you need to settle down. People that “know” baseball don’t need to tell people they know baseball.

  819. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    BD, I didn’t get home in time to set my roster so I think I’ve already lost the entire week. (Never played head to head fantasy before.)

  820. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    D-Rob should have started the inning. No reason to have CC stay in.

  821. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    like i said earlier. beckett might not get the loss.

  822. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Robertson should have started the inning.

    Not getting why Joe felt the need to push CC in Game 1.

    Strange move.

    You hate to blow a 5-1 lead to this team because this is not a good Red Sox offense.

    I think not having Robertson start the inning is a move Joe would like to have back.

  823. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Nothing ever comes easy at Fenway Park. We should know not to get excited about a 4 run lead against the Sox, even with CC on the mound.

  824. E-gawa April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Of course…

  825. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Damn….

  826. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Miller just went nuts over a single through a drawn in infield.

    He got more excited over that then the HR by Grandy.

  827. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Well, that was fun while it lasted.

  828. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Maybe our question about whether the Sox can hit their way back into games is being answered. Its just one game though.

  829. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Gotta watch for Beltre to run. He’s a good base runner.

  830. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Damn, tie game boys. Unexpected smh

  831. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Left it way too long to bring in the bullpen there… Its the first game of the year.. why push it?

  832. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Pistol pete is the very definition of a troll.

    Not a single post in the game thread until this inning.

    Troll.

  833. terpbomber April 4th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    C.C. almost didn’t get out of the last inning under the same circumstances and I’m not sure if bringing in Robertson any earlier would’ve made any difference judging by what he just did!

  834. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Why must Miller continue pronouncing Beltre’s name….belTRAY!

  835. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Clearly, this is all Jorge Posada’s fault. :twisted:

  836. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Spurgeon, um…ok. I also don’t need to be told that I don’t know baseball. Let’s just drop it.

  837. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Typical Yankee – Red Sox game. Was there ever any way this game was not going to be a late-and-close situation game?

  838. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Beckett is seriously the luckiest pitcher ever. He has so many games where he gives up 5+ runs against the Yankees and it seems like he never takes the loss. Then whenever we hear his W-L record against us it sounds like he has actually been dominant.

  839. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I think we’ve all have questioned Girardi going back to last season w/ this same scenario….I think he’s just given the most talented roster and is asked to not mess it up

  840. jz166 April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    now tex and a-rod should do something

  841. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    “D-Rob should have started the inning. No reason to have CC stay in.”

    CC goes 5 IP you think that does good for his confidence? The BP again is not a guarantee, your BP gets hit early next thing you know your reaching in gm1. I have no problem w/ GI Joe’s decision there, CC’s a horse.

  842. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    ok….3 inning ball game…0-0.

  843. spurgeon April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    nobody said that though take a chill pill

  844. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Joe talks the talk about wanting to preserve his pitcher’s arms and then here he goes pushing CC to the limits…

  845. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    The more things change, the more they stay the same around here, lol.

    Good to see the hit-n-run troll phenom is alive and well, lol.

  846. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    “Why must Miller continue pronouncing Beltre’s name….belTRAY!”

    He does the same thing to Beltran, and makes him sound like some kind of baseball cyborg called the “Bel-TRON”.

  847. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    people would of killed girardi if he had taken CC out at 81 pitches….killed him they would of

  848. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    “I’m not sure if bringing in Robertson any earlier would’ve made any difference judging by what he just did!”

    —————-

    huh?

  849. Matwiow April 4th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    yeah but that lineup is not great. You’ve got Dickolis and Pedroia and not much else. CC was in waaayy too long.

  850. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    “Maybe our question about whether the Sox can hit their way back into games is being answered. Its just one game though.”

    If this is a month from now or the manager plays the game by what he’s seeing rather than the past performance of the pitcher the Sox don’t come back in this game.

    This was a function of it being the first game of the season and CC not having the usual stamina and sharpness he has.

    It’s unfortunate to blow the lead this way when it was largely unnecessary.

  851. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Not true, Spurgeon; I can read between the lines. It doesn’t matter anyway; I’m now more annoyed about Girardi than about anything that went on before.

  852. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    “Robertson should have started the inning.

    Not getting why Joe felt the need to push CC in Game 1.”

    sj44-

    yeah , i agree.

    why not end on a good note after five innings when it was apparent cc was starting to scuffle ?

  853. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Donnie

    YES! He does!

    I thought the ESPN crew could not get any more unprofessional, but they have!

  854. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Tex and Robbie have hit okajima better than Alex and Jorge.

  855. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Blake
    “I was fine with them leaving CC in with Ortiz on deck because of what just happened. What I’m not fine with is them pitching to Youkalis with a base open (especially after falling behind 3-0 in the count). Not very smart.”

    +1

  856. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Silver lining: At least we’re not behind. And Hughes is in the bullpen.

    Nick,

    That Longoria commercial was very well done. I’m loving these Old Spice BO blocker commercials, too.

  857. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    He’s definitely a horse, Brandon – no disagreeing there. But it’s still the first game of the year – its not a dealbreaker or anything – I just don’t get why Joe thought he’d push him. Especially considering as has been pointed out on here that his command hasn’t been great for the last few innings.

  858. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Not a strike.

    2-0 called strike again.

  859. Matwiow April 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    ugh, I hate that I have to watch this on NESN. The announcers are not bad, but I’d like to see it on YES.

  860. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I would have taken out CC after the 5th. He was at 80 pitches for the first game of the year. The Yanks have a full bullpen and are playing a tough away game and were up by 3 runs. I don’t understand why Joe left him in. My only guess is that Joe wants to establish his confidence with the staff early in the season so that the pitchers will feed off that and grow more resilient. The last thing Joe wants is to come across like he has a quick hook. It’s the first game of the year.

  861. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    OOps…….And since they didn’t bring him in, it doesn’t really matter.

  862. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I honestly don’t have a problem with CC starting that inning with a 5-1 lead. The mistake was not walking Youkalis with a base open and Ortiz on deck.

  863. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    It’s a good thing TV’s have a mute button. Listening to these bums try to commentate a game is like listening to (n)ESPN. I believe A-Rod will crank a two-run jack here.

  864. E-gawa April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    CC is a horse but it’s the first game of the season. lol 100+ with a full pen and a day off tomorrow is unnecessary. Unless, he’s throwing a no-no, there’s no reason for that.

  865. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I’m still not concerned about the Red Sox offense. We knew that they’ll do their thing at Fenway Park…it’s how they perform on the road that has been and still is the major question park.

    Frankly, I just think it’s nice that our offense jumped out early against Beckett. I think they can handle the Sox bullpen. They have beaten Okajima, Bard, and Papelbon many times before. But we have also seen our relievers get creamed at Fenway Park in past Aprils. It’s still anyone’s game but I have a feeling both teams will score at least one more run before the game’s over.

  866. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Nice BB Teix.

  867. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I should be upset the game is but isn’t every Yankee red sox game like this? Also does this game end before midnight? Doubtful

  868. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hughes is not in the pen, unless it’s in Tampa.

  869. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    It’s April. He talked all Spring about taking it easy on the starters.

    After he walked Pedroia to lead off the inning, that was another time to get him.

    He leaned on him too long tonight and paid the price for it. It happens.

  870. Eric April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Classic 2nd guessing

    If the pen came in and blew the game after Joe took CC out after 81 pitches, everyone would say he was overmanaging

  871. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    almost.

  872. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Here we go! WOOOHOO!

  873. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    robbie cano time!

  874. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Guess what, we’re getting it back here!

  875. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I should be upset the game is but isn’t every Yankee red sox game like this? Also does this game end before midnight? Doubtful

  876. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Love how Tex just pointed at Alex there.

  877. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I say Yankees will take the game. If they do, it’s a W. That’s really all that counts. So no need to obssess about anything Yankee.

    If they don’t, it’s one L. So no need to obssess about anything Yankee.

    JMO of course.

  878. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Man, I step away for a second and the game is tied!!

  879. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    did someone say tex and alex needed to do something?

  880. Benny Blanco April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    robbie cano time!

  881. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    A homer just about anywhere else….a liner high off of the wall.

  882. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Anyway.. absolutely no reason they can’t get to the Sox bullpen. :-)

  883. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    ^^totally Eric..

  884. antisocial scrooge April 4th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    cano risp! test #1

  885. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Good start to the inning. Thought Alex had a HR there.

  886. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Betsy,

    Joe did not push CC and I am not being condescending or questioning your baseball knnowledge.
    His pitch count was not high.
    He did not have control that is a different story.

  887. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    That’s it, Laura! No stepping away!

  888. E-gawa April 4th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    This site is stalling on me.

  889. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    “CC is a horse but it’s the first game of the season. lol 100+ with a full pen and a day off tomorrow is unnecessary. Unless, he’s throwing a no-no, there’s no reason for that.”

    CC would eat you for breakfast if you pulled him in a 5-1 gm in gm1 in Boston after his 2009 PO performance.

  890. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    A-Rod just got cheated by the monstah. I was predicting a two-run jack there. Oh well. I’m glad TV’s have mute buttons because I can’t stand listening to these morons try to commentate. It’s like I’m listening to (n)ESPN.

  891. Laura - Steve Jobs is a crack dealer! April 4th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Glad to see Alex get the horse off of his back. That slump of his seemed never ending. :P

  892. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Eric, I don’t think so………….and if he was second guessed, so be it. Joe is hard on his pitchers, especially early. CC had done fine for 5 innings – there was no need to push it.

  893. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I just think Robertson should have been gotten up before the start of that inning and then after Pedroia walked, come into the game. CC was not good the inning before. Ah, well. Another Yankees/Red Sox affair.

    I’m giving myself 10 more minutes, then off to bed. :)

  894. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Robbie Cano with two RISP.

    Will we see spring training Robbie, or Robbie from last year? Here’s hoping for the former.

  895. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Here we go cano. Get it done!

  896. pat April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I bet that hit got Sterling’s adrenaline pumping

  897. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    “I honestly don’t have a problem with CC starting that inning with a 5-1 lead. The mistake was not walking Youkalis with a base open and Ortiz on deck.”

    But the underlying issue was the manager “trusting” his veteran ace despite the quality of pitches being executed.

    He left the decision on what to do to CC and CC of course went after the hitter.

    And that’s the similar underlying reason for why CC wasn’t pulled when he walked the leadoff hitter.

  898. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Laura

    LOL

  899. Go Yanks April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    3 is the Over/Under for Betsy using the word condescending each day.

  900. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Robbie has a chance to prove these Bostonians wrong!

  901. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    BBFan, what are you talking about?

  902. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Arod smoked that ball.,….the monster giveth, and the monster taketh away.

  903. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Cano. Ca-ching!

  904. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Nice job Cano!

  905. Big Dog April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    that will do

  906. m April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    SJ,

    It would seem that Marte’s absence influenced Girardi’s decision. Too much respect for the Big Washup, though.

    I would’ve pulled him after the 2nd guy reached. He wasn’t as sharp in the last 1+ inning.

    Oh, we must be threatening. “Yankees suck”

  907. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    RBI groundout for Cano. Not sexy but it gets the job done.

  908. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    :)

    All ye of little faith.

  909. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Thats an RBI.

  910. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Cano w/ the RBI :)

  911. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    RBI FOR CANO, DONT YA KNOW…

    EPIC

  912. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Well…it wasn’t spring training Robbie, but it’s a step up from Robbie from last year, so I’ll take it.

  913. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    We’ll take it

  914. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Robbie with the RBI.

  915. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    7 of the last 8 guys CC faced reached base.

    He should have been out of the game.

    Not a second guess. Just a managerial mistake.

    Good AB by Cano to get the run in.

  916. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Forget about the RBI. Cano did both jobs he was supposed to do there!

  917. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Cano does what he’s supposed to do. Get the run home, but, all you’ll hear about is a failure to get a hit.

  918. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Nice inning by the offense to come right back and score after the Sox come back.

    Cano was intentionally trying to pull the ball to the right side to score the run.

  919. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    YEAH! PO PO!

  920. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    My thinking is that Joe has to show a vote of confidence to his ace in the first game of the year. If he can’t lean on CC, then what pitcher will feel comfortable up there thinking that Joe can’t even trust his ace. Still, Joe could’ve pulled him early and cited the high pitch count in a first start.

  921. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    YAY!!!!

    HIP HIP Jorgie!

  922. Rishi April 4th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    And that’s even better!

  923. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    So as I was saying…

  924. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    posada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    … and he’s a switch hitter on top of everything else.

    very tough on match ups.

  925. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Posada haters please TiVo this game…. No posada hating this year

  926. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Trisha,

    Your fantasy team is still set. Whatever line-up you had is what is locked in.
    See you’re home just in time for the Yankees rally :)

  927. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    BOY, WHAT A LONG YANKEE LINEUP WE HAVE.. ITS LIKE EVERY CAN COME RIGHT AT YOU, AWESOME GAME.

  928. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    EVERY HITTER*

  929. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    CC picked up Gardner two innings ago. Well, the team just picked up both CC and Joe. Now it’s a battle of the pens.

  930. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    “7 of the last 8 guys CC faced reached base. ”

    How is that possible. He retired Ortiz, and had to retire a Sox to end the 5th inning.

  931. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    SJ, I agree, Sabathia was showing signs in the 5th when he started to struggle with the bottom of the order with 2 away……The leadoff walk should have brought the hook…..He had no one warming up in the 5th when trouble started to surface

  932. Big Dog April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Who is bench catcher tonight?

  933. E-gawa April 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “CC would eat you for breakfast if you pulled him in a 5-1 gm in gm1 in Boston after his 2009 PO performance.”

    I think Girardi could take CC. Don’t count him out. He may be smaller but the guy is a conditioning freak.

  934. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “But the underlying issue was the manager “trusting” his veteran ace despite the quality of pitches being executed.”

    I agree, but its probably easy to put your trust in that guy. I’m just saying I’m not going to kill Girardi for going with his ace to start the 6th inning with a 5-1 lead.

  935. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Bret, I think CC knows that Joe trusts him……..

  936. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm
    Hi Trisha,

    Your fantasy team is still set. Whatever line-up you had is what is locked in.
    See you’re home just in time for the Yankees rally

    **************

    How often do you change your line up if you want??

    Posada is the saviour of Erica’s Avengers tonight!!

  937. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Nice BB Grandy!

  938. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I think CC and the other starters would have completely understood Joe pulling him early. It is not about battling through it on Opening Day. It is just about simply not having the arm strength yet.

  939. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    good enough.

  940. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Just think about how drastically the Yankees have outproduced the Red Sox tonight at the catcher position offensively and defensively.

    Great game for Posada.

    And a great at bat for Granderson.

  941. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Nice AB from Granderson.

  942. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    WHAT A WALK!!! Yeah, that hurts! Listen Joe, why not show your fandom a little more? Loser

  943. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “BBFan, what are you talking about?”
    I was saying that CC’s pitch count was not high and hence he is not being pushed by Joe.

    CC’s control was not great, but Joe decided to trust him and have I no issue with it. If he was taken out so early with 4 run lead, CC would not have liked it and relationships are important in that club house with the manager.

  944. GGBG (50 SB's for me!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Okajima doesn’t look right. He looks jumpy.

  945. Yankee Trader April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    good eye by Curtis. Break open the game here Swish so Doreen can get to bed already!

  946. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Let’s not forget Alex’ drive to the Monster. That was a big clutch hit. He’s keeping up where he left off in 2009. Very good sign.

  947. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Morgan actually beat the Sox in a World Series, so he’s officially the least of 3 evils in the ESPN booth.

  948. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    It also would not have been bad to get an extra guy in the BP’s feet wet with the off day tomorrow especially since Joe is evaluating who is going to be the 8th inning man.

  949. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    “I think Girardi could take CC. Don’t count him out. He may be smaller but the guy is a conditioning freak.”

    CC’s from the West Siyeeee….IDK

  950. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Chan ho park

  951. Eric April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Bottom line:

    CC couldn’t hold a 4 run lead.

    Can you imagine if AJ had blown this lead tonight? Fans would have destroyed him for being a choker, having no guts, etc.

    Or god forbid Vasquez was today’s starter? We may never have heard the end of it until his next start…

  952. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Blake

    I still think your right.

  953. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    You come up to start the inning facing 2 of the best hitters in baseball, and the ESPN booth has labeled the 2 runs given up as “wetting the bed”

    Not a good AB with 2-0 count Swish.

  954. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I forgot how Girardi can really screw up.

  955. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Great job getting right back on top after they tied it up.

  956. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Fran, and hardly surprised that they rallied. We knew they’d do it, right?

    :)

    I guess it will be interesting to see how my “unset” team will do!

  957. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Betsy,

    I know CC knows Joe trusts him. The vote of confidence sends a message to the rest of the staff. If Joe has a quick hook with CC then he has a quick hook with everybody. But like I said, Joe could’ve pulled him after 5 and cited the CC’s high pitch count in his first start.

  958. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    This sounds like trash.

  959. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Cam we get this game over before midnight

  960. Yankee Trader April 4th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I thought Steven Tyler was in rehab!

  961. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Eric, that’s probably true, but I would hope fans would be forgiving in a first start.

  962. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Stephen Tyler, how classy.

    (I don’t know how to make rolling eyes, so just pretend they’re there.)

  963. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Which one is Steven Tyler?

  964. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    That better have been one of Steve Tyler’s daughters.

  965. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Hmm.. Steven Tyler was born in NY as far as I know..

  966. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Yuck. Steven Tyler. Yuck. Yuck. Classless. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. He might as well be a distant cousin of Stephen King. That’s how fugly he is!

  967. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    wow he sounded bad

  968. Matwiow April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    yo who was that girl with steven tyler? looked like a daughter, but she was hot

  969. ADam April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    When did Carly Simon become the lead singer of Aerosmith

  970. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    SJ,

    I’ve got contacts within the clubhouse…so let’s set something up where you can speak with Joe and maybe give him all of your knowledge on how to run the club?

    Maybe he’d even let you run it, who knows, you know it all.

  971. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    these are my fanstasy predictions. From my website.

    Season record 107-55

    H HR RBI R
    Jeter- 211 15 91 115
    Johnson 161 21 91 103
    Texeira 202 39 122 107
    Rodriguez 199 50 149 110
    Cano 200 29 115 102
    Posada 169 25 90 89
    Swisher 173 25 94 93
    Granderson 190 31 118 100
    Gardner 169 17 93 101

    Barring any injuries. I know some of the numbers might be too high.

    Pitching

    W L K BB SO CG ERA
    Sabathia 20 10 224 88 2 5 3.89
    Burnett 19 12 231 94 1 3 4.02
    Pettitte 14 10 164 81 0 1 4.19
    Vasquez 16 11 229 90 1 2 3.94
    Hughes 12 5 200 85 2 2 3.77

  972. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 4th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I know it is just Opening Day, but this Yankee team seems much more complete than the Red Sox. Lineup and Bullpen the Red Sox have a lot more weaknesses.

  973. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Angel

    Tyler has always been a Sox fan. That’s what prevented me from liking his hot daughter/actress Liv.

  974. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    See? I said there was no reason they couldn’t get to the Red Sox bullpen. :-)

  975. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Could go 2 IP here w/ Chan Ho since Monday’s an off day.

  976. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Swisher went away from his spring training swing both times and back to his 2009 bail and wail.

  977. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    With Joba an unknown, Marte not 100%, Aceves coming off an injury…. it isin’t like the pen is in mid-season form here. And we wanted to go into it to pitch the final 4 innings when CC had a manageable pitch count?

    Why not trust your ace to try and grind out one more inning? It didn’t work out, but I’d rather he show faith in his starter and not be trigger happy.

  978. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Did Steven Tyler find that groupie in the stands?

  979. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    7. CHoP 8. Joba 9. Rivera…….. Brush Teeth…. Sleep…

  980. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Don’t need your contacts. I have his cell number.

    I’ll just call him myself or talk about it to him when I see him in Tampa on Friday.

    Thanks for your help though.

  981. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Where was that pitch?

  982. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    All right, welcome to the SHOW, Chan Ho. Exit the game with a 0.00 ERA and I will dine on Yukejang!

    (not tonight, however)

  983. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Oh well.. Dream On is still one my favorite songs. :-)

  984. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Chan ho park????2 innings???

  985. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    ChoP midseason form here…

  986. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    The biggest myth in baseball-

    The 3 hour Yankee v Boston game :roll:

  987. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Chan ho park???

  988. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Chan ho park???

  989. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    why can’t this just be easy?

  990. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    “Chan ho park????2 innings???”

    Maybe not?

  991. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Scutaro is still a PITA.

    That is all.

  992. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    OK, sounds good with me. Make sure you rattle off those statistics and let him understand that you KNOW it would’ve turned out differently had he just listened to you.

    Hell, his bullpen phone should just direct-dial you…he could use your help! :)

  993. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Park should be able to use his change up to work over left handed hitters.

  994. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    The bigger myth Yankee v red sox 4 hour game

  995. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Park was just a bad signing and he will be released before this season is over.

  996. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Erica,
    You’re team is rocking tonight :)
    You change the line-up once a week. It usually locks on Mondays. Check the calendar on the site for the time.

    Trisha,
    Your team may do quite well :)

  997. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    “Why not trust your ace to try and grind out one more inning? It didn’t work out, but I’d rather he show faith in his starter and not be trigger happy.”

    Well said.
    Last thing you want is the players thinking the manager is trigger happy so ealry in the season.

  998. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I say CH should induce a DP and then K the next batter.

  999. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    how often did hersheiser get picked on in school becuse of his first name?

  1000. blake April 4th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    good pitch right there

  1001. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    tex’s friend

    Hershiser is good at performing his first name on the Red Sox :)

  1002. CB April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Ellsbury was looking off speed on that 2 strike pitch and got frozen by the fastball.

  1003. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Trisha,

    There’s the strikeout.

  1004. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Looks like Chan Ho had jitters with the first batter in the Yankee uniform.
    Now he settled down.

  1005. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Nice pitch to K Ellsbury. Was that a screwball?

  1006. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Where as that pitch?

  1007. Big Dog April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Ellsbury is gay. He is the bigges nacy boy of all time

  1008. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Is Hughes available in the 8th?

  1009. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Park sucks

  1010. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    :mad:

  1011. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    well that is just a kick in the go-nads

  1012. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    And again, the excitement rains from Miller’s voice as if that was a WS winning HR.

  1013. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Are you kiddin me

  1014. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Welcome to the American League East, Chan Ho Park.

    I’m not a real big fan of this game.

  1015. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I hate this game, lol. Welcome to NY, Chan Ho Park.

  1016. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    What a sick joke. I can’t believe how Joe just went crazy. SJ, where are the stats to prove this was the wrong move?!

  1017. Fran (the original) and OPPC member April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I thought the Yankees had the better bullpen. Ugh.

  1018. pat April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    His arms were long enough that time. :sad:

  1019. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    damn that wall

  1020. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    no jitters…

  1021. E-gawa April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    lol these games

  1022. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “Nice pitch to K Ellsbury. Was that a screwball?”

    2 -seamer…as I wrote this that little rascal hit a homer.

  1023. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    So now the Yankees will come back.

    It’s going to be a long(er) night.

  1024. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Why doesn’t Jon Miller just wear a red sox uniform.

  1025. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Weel, I guess I spoke too early.

    Still, we will win the game.

  1026. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    This game is ……….never mind, I don’t want to say it. Awful job by Park. Phil is in Tampa.

  1027. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I knew Chan Ho Park was going to be a nightmare. He should never be pitching after the 6th inning…

  1028. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Fenway flyball dinger

  1029. ADam April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Lets play a game….

    Who Gets DFA’d First… Park, Mitre or Thames?????

  1030. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I will be annoyed to watch espn highlights tonight, ugh.

  1031. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Where was that pitch???????

  1032. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Missed the target by 2 feet.

    Yet another example why ST stats are meaningless.

    He was lights out in ST and is a BP pitcher tonight.

  1033. Mac Daddy April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    chan ho park will not be a yankee come June…who’s with me?

  1034. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Well, now we know why Joe rode CC.

    This bullpen is not ready yet.

  1035. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    And I’m willing to give Park the benefit of the doubt in his first game in pinstripes.

    Eh.

  1036. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Park missed badly with that pitch. It was supposed to be low and outside and turned out up and in.

    That’s Pedroia’s wheel house – he loves pitches in.

    Classic fenway home run there. Ball was on it’s way down as it cleared the wall.

    Tough game.

  1037. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    A Yankees win over the Sox is rarely easy. Such is life.

  1038. Don April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    The pitchers are not up to it tonight.

  1039. NHYankee April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    SJ = why did Joe pull Robertson?

  1040. BJK April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    UPDATE, 10:50: The moral of this game might be that it’s always nice to have a really good defensive team, but it is also very nice to have a very good offensive team.

    ——————————————————————————————–

    Again, not quite sure why so many people bash the Sox offense. Is there anyone who doesn’t project the Sox to not be a top 5 offense?

    This is how Yankee/Sox games always are. No lead is safe and every game will be close.

  1041. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Depressing turn of events……

  1042. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    I will be annoyed to watch espn highlights tonight, ugh.

    ___

    Watch mlb network then.

  1043. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    JAP. Are you watching the same game we are ?????? Maybe you’re just here to work people over….

  1044. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t understand why Robertson couldn’t come out again and at least get one or two outs?

  1045. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Anyone else thinks Pedroia looks like Freddy Kruger in the new Nightmare on Elm Street re-imagining releasing at the end of this month?

  1046. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Is there anything uglier than a short, bald headed, scruffy mouth breather?

  1047. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    “He got a lot of pop.” Yeah, Joe, the same Pop that David Arias had a few years ago. We’ll just await the day when his name gets leaked. PEDroia is his name for a reason.

  1048. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    good idea tex’s friend.

  1049. luis April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    i cant believe why we get park… i agree with u mac daddy by june he wont be a yankee

  1050. jerkface April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Yet another example why ST stats are meaningless.

    He was lights out in ST and is a BP pitcher tonight.

    He was also lights out last season as a reliever. I don’t think spring training vs regular season has anything to do with it.

  1051. charlestonchew April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Honestly, the umpire has been missing a lot of calls. Park has been laying them in there, perfect strikes, and they haven’t been called. It’s really not his fault when he can’t catch a break.

    Having said that, should Park be out there in the first place? And Marte isn’t exactly instilling confidence if he comes in against the heart of the order. You gotta get your best out there against their best and Park/Marte simply isn’t it

  1052. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Another example of how umpires can change the entire complexion of an at bat. The 1-1 pitch to Pedroia is right over the inside half of the plate and called a ball. That allows him to sit on the pitch up and in, which wasn’t where he wanted to throw it but it was a mistake pitch.

    If that is a 1-2 count, there is no way Pedroia can sit on that location. He probably has to stay in there and fight off pitches out over the plate where guys will try to get him out, and he probably takes that exact same pitch and pops it up to A-Rod off of third.

    They are squeezing Chan Ho Park like crazy right now. That curveball to Victor Martinez was a strike by PLENTY.

  1053. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    “chan ho park will not be a yankee come June…who’s with me?”

    He’s better than that. This guy pitched in the smallest park and kept it in, he’ll work out, just not tonight.

  1054. Triple short of a Cycle April 4th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    What a joke that Park pitches the 7th while Robertson pitches the 6th. Also Marte when healthy proved he can get out righties or lefties. awful job by Girardi tonight

  1055. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Pat M -

    What are you trying to say?

  1056. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I just remember the grin on my face when the Phillies had Park come out to pitch in the World Series. Pedroia probably thought the same thing.

  1057. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    do we ever get youkilis out? joba has the right idea when pitching to him.

  1058. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) says:
    April 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    Depressing turn of events……

    All red sox yankee games are like this

  1059. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    The complexiton here certainly turns on a dime……

  1060. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Anyone having Albaladejo flashbacks?

    I swear, these April Fenway games just kill our pitchers’ ERAs.

  1061. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    unreal….. just walk him…

  1062. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Marte,Joba and Hughes has to be available since he won’t be starting for a week.

  1063. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I am not going to quit on Park, it’s just one game, but get him out of there.

  1064. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    that looked like a pop up

  1065. Pel April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    A loud out anywhere else.

  1066. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Marte got the job done in the WS…….That said, he’s had a bad shoulder, so I’m not expecting much if he does come in.

    Boy, I hope Park is better than this; I do wish Robertson had stayed in.

  1067. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    CR9, while I’m happy not to have to be listening to Jon Miller, his overexcitement twin, Orsillo, nearly coded thinking the ball was going to get away from Robbie.

  1068. jerkface April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    A-rod’s ball was rising as it hit the wall. Pedroia’s was on its way down.
    Burn down the monster.

  1069. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    Park missed badly with that pitch. It was supposed to be low and outside and turned out up and in.

    That’s Pedroia’s wheel house – he loves pitches in.

    Classic fenway home run there. Ball was on it’s way down as it cleared the wall.

    Tough game.

    Yep….Never throw him anything but down and away. He’ll strill try to jerk it out, but, can’t.

  1070. #61 April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Chan Blow Park.

  1071. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    aside from the Ellsbury AB, Park looked pretty bad tonight.

  1072. Don April 4th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    youkliss may be ugly, but he sure can hit.

  1073. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    this has Sox walk off written all over it…ughhhhh…no lead is safe at Fenway

  1074. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I said right off the bat after CC it should have been Ace, Robertson and Joba/Marte depending on who is hitting. I usually like the way Girardi handles the pen, but terrible job tonight.

  1075. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Matt and charlestonchew

    Nice to see that you both see it.

    Changing the complexion of ABs is the name of the game for Country Cow Turd Joe West.

  1076. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 4th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    CC DFA’d by June. Bad job tonight. That means he is a terrible pitcher.

  1077. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    at a joke that Park pitches the 7th while Robertson pitches the 6th. Also Marte when healthy proved he can get out righties or lefties. awful job by Girardi tonight

    ___

    get over it already. so park in the 6th and he would have had the same result? you think he would have pitched better one inning earlier? Go away…

  1078. JMK aka The Overshare April 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Just hit him

  1079. baseballfab April 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Pedroias HR was a joke, Can’t wait till we get back home and hit some little league hrs to RF.

  1080. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    The Sox certainly deserve credit for bouncing back now twice; what a horrible game so far, lol.

  1081. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    “I am not going to quit on Park, it?s just one game, but get him out of there.”

    That’s fair.

  1082. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Why can’t PEDroia or Youk pull a Da’Sean Butler while rounding the bases? There would be nothing better.

  1083. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Well, here we go again, and it’s not even August!

  1084. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    it’s opening night. and this is how it has been early in the season at fenway in the recent past.

  1085. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    From Joe West -

    Nothing too blatant, just a few calls here and there to change ABs.

  1086. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Uniform #61 is not a hallowed one in Yankee lore, but Chan Ho Park has a ways to go before supplanting Ted Lilly, Brad Halsey, Darrell Rasner, Matt DeSalvo, and Billy Traber.

  1087. spark April 4th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    the curse of kei igawa states that the Yanks will never have a good Asian pitcher again.

  1088. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    it is not girardi’s fault the pen has been completely ineffective.

  1089. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    When hasn’t marte had a problem with his shoulder

  1090. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    It’s way too convenient to blame the umpires. The Yankees pitching has been terrible tonight……they’ve blown a 4 run lead and a 2 run lead in the span of a couple of innings. There’s no excusing that.

  1091. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    time to call up Boone Logan

  1092. BBFan April 4th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    “What a joke that Park pitches the 7th while Robertson pitches the 6th”

    Really?
    They needed a strikeout pitcher at that time and Robertson was the best in getting strikeout.

  1093. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Brand new season, and same old comments:

    Bad move by Girardi right there …

    This one’s on Girardi …

    Why didn’t we sign Santana? …

  1094. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Robertson was fine; why did Joe take him out?

  1095. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Melancon replaces Park by June…mark.my.word.

  1096. NHYankee April 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Joe has not made one good move tonight.

  1097. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Pitching always looks worse when you are not receiving “balls” as called strikes, as the Sox have tonight.

  1098. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    SMH. Just SMH.

  1099. pat April 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Ugly.

  1100. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Unbelievable.

  1101. JZ April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    our pen sucks tonight

  1102. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Game 1

  1103. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Let the Posada bashing begin.

    You cant allow that to happen, Po. Not twice.

  1104. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Ok, that was just bad. I really hope 8-7 isn’t the final score.

  1105. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    r u fn kiddin me

  1106. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Pass Ball

  1107. sunny615 April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    yuk.

  1108. Captain15 April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    ugly..just ugly.

  1109. Dark Dante April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Our Bullpen Is Horrible. Period.

  1110. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    How can anyone have the nerve to blame Marte for this. Posada missed a pitch that was almost a strike.

  1111. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    It’s great to see Papi dwindle back to the David Arias he once was in Minnesota. Swinging through cheese.

    There goes Miller again while Youk scores on Jip Jip Jorge’s inept defensive skills.

    Boy oh boy

  1112. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    ugh

  1113. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Not a good night for the bullpens. Yanks with 2 blown saves in the game. Is Posada getting crossed up or did he just miss that last pitch?

  1114. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Could this game be a portent of things to come?

  1115. Evan April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Posada is soo smooth with the glove.

  1116. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    come in and walk Ortiz when you probably could have thrown 3 fastballs right by him.

  1117. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Wow, what happened?

  1118. JMK aka The Overshare April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Bullpen choke job

  1119. Triple short of a Cycle April 4th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    tex’s friend,

    get over it already. so park in the 6th and he would have had the same result? you think he would have pitched better one inning earlier? Go away…

    I didn’t realize I couldn’t have a different opinion then Girardi. Try growing up dude

  1120. sunny615 April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    lordy lordy – we have no pitchers.

  1121. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Pepitone, you gotta be kidding me.

  1122. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    boy this is an ugly game….but hey we all know how they started last year….ill take a repeat performance

  1123. pistol pete April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Posada’s a great hitting catcher but he really sucks behind the plate.

  1124. HEYKELVINSAYS April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    joba the savior on his way

  1125. Yankee44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Yikes. Two passed balls in one inning. :(

  1126. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    What a game. Not exactly an example of great baseball, by either team.

  1127. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Nightmare inning. Giving this game away.

    Thankfully an off day tomorrow.

    They need to DL Marte. He has no idea where the ball is going when it leaves his hand.

    Get him healthy and call up Logan.

    He’s clearly not healthy.

  1128. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Can Jon Miller get anymore exciting when the Red Sox score…wow

  1129. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Whats that falling…..oh no, it’s the sky! run…..

  1130. bill April 4th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    lol, told ya so

  1131. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    when your opinion makes no sense, then yes….

  1132. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Can Jon Miller get anymore excited when the Red Sox score…wow

  1133. JZ April 4th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    seriously, youkilis?

  1134. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I don’t care about the order of the relievers’ appearences, but why is Girardi burning through the pen so quickly? In 1+ inning he is on his 4th reliever, and we have at least 2 innings left, maybe more.

  1135. spark April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    now joba of the 91 MPH fastball.

  1136. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    work fast joba.

  1137. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    pEPI, Welecome back my man……The LoHud was cool before Boston tied the game at 5-5, now it’s brutal

  1138. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    How man lbs did Joba gain this offseason…yikes :/

  1139. baseballfab April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    sack up guys, we got this sheet.

  1140. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    We have been called “World Series Champions” only TWICE during the game broadcast on ESPN

  1141. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    That was a terrible pitch by Marte. He wasn’t even close to the zone on any of those pitches to Ortiz.

    He looked very bad there. Not a good sign.

  1142. Pedro April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Park has always been a terrible pitcher and he has no business pitching important innings for the Yankees. Too bad it’ll take at least 2 months for Cashman to fix his mistake.

  1143. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Jon Miller is scary….how obvious can he be?

  1144. sar515 April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    guess we’ll just have to win it against Pimplebon

  1145. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Great first pitch by Chamberlain.

  1146. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    okay, so Chan ho ho can’t handle the pressure….

    Pedroia has shown he’s a better player than Cano…

    Francona has shown he’s a better manager than Girardi…

  1147. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    yankees have off tomorrow so they will be fine. they also have hughes in case they go to extras.

  1148. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Joe has made some very questionable decisions – leaving CC in too long and yanking Robertson too early. That said, Park was awful.

  1149. Big Stein April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    No new contract for Girardi

  1150. JZ April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    please don’t say boston doesn’t have offense, their offense is good enough to compete with Yankees’ till the end.

  1151. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    95mph. not bad.

  1152. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    They don’t have Hughes; he’s in Tampa for extended ST.

  1153. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Dan

    Go back to the Red Sox sites, where you belong.

  1154. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    95 from Joba…. hey a positive.

  1155. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Joba’s arm is dead

  1156. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Yeah, the Jon Miller vocal excitement level is really a big concern. :roll:

  1157. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    im pretty sure joba will pitch the 8th and get the first win of the season for us.

  1158. pat April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Bard, I presume?

  1159. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    OK, thats fine. Lets blow this up now and give the ball to Joba>Mo.

  1160. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Joba’s stuff looked good there.

  1161. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    next inning. Gardner walks, Jeter dp, Johnson HR.

  1162. LGY - Child Prodigy/GB7's Bestest Buddy April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    The Red Sox have always been good at Fenway and will continue to be with their new additions.

    Hitting on the road though is a whole different story.

  1163. Shawn April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    You can’t tell me that Mark Melancon isn’t a better option than Park. Come on

  1164. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    WOW!!! End of this shameful inning.

    Oh well, it’s a shame to see PEDroia go from a nothing to some steroid-enhanced rat who hits important home runs. And no one suspects him of using. Get real

  1165. Fire Girardi April 4th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Clueless Joe

  1166. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Boy, I sure wish we hadn’t traded what’s his name …

    This one’s on Cashman …

  1167. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Yanks bats will go quietly now against the better-than-the-yanks-bullpen

  1168. Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Every Sox fan will now have a Bard on…

  1169. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    funny how the game threads can change from inning to inning

    believe it or not, the Yanks are still in this game.

  1170. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    i think hughes is with the team (pitching tomorrow in extended game) and he is going to tampa when the yankees do next week and is april 10 ‘game’ will be extended ST.

    No?

  1171. sunny615 April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    looking for a come back.

  1172. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    SuperBard vs Tiny Tim Yankees

  1173. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    lol…behind in the 1st game and the fire Girardis are already starting to fly.

  1174. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Bard to face Garder, Jeter, Nick, Tex, Arod…

  1175. Dr. Cox April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Posada is the worst at stopping hard pitches.

  1176. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Dan, it’s easy to look like a better manager when you get handed call after call in every game you manage. Well, obviously the Yankees overcame that last year. Go to sleep, chump.

  1177. Triple short of a Cycle April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    tex’s friend,

    An opinion is just that an opinion. They didn’t bring Park in to pitch more important innings then Robertson. Even Joba who was stretched out from spring training could have pitched the 7th and at least part of the 8th.

    The blog police is so old

  1178. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    “The LoHud was cool before Boston tied the game at 5-5, now it’s brutal”

    pat m-

    let’s just ignore the crazies.

    there’s some good people on the blog tonight.

  1179. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    This is a guy that Gardner needs to drag a bunt against

  1180. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    yankees can hit bard. hit it and it’s gone.

  1181. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    His arm looked really dead Dan. Throwing 95 with nasty tilt on his slider.

    If that’s dead, I’ll take it all year.

    You really are clueless.

  1182. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Boston’s new additions look much stronger than the goofs the Yanks got.

    Johnson can’t hit and if he draws a walk, he’s a worthless slog on the basepaths.

    And Granderson cannot hit lefties. Getting a walk will be a major accomplisment

  1183. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Can we get a second game thread if the Yanks tie it up or go ahead?

    Or if they don’t?

  1184. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    yanks will go quietly.

    a surefire prediction

  1185. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    My error…push one down the 3rd base line.

  1186. jbanks April 4th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Hope the Yanks don’t lose their first 8 games to the Sox this year, that kind of dominance is insurmountable.

  1187. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Phil is not with the team, he’s in Tampa now. After his game tomorrow, he’ll fly up to Boston, then go back to Tampa with the rest of the team, where he will have another game. They are trying to prepare him to be a starter; I don’t see any way he’s used out of the pen at this point.

  1188. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    will it go to 0-8 vs boston this year?

  1189. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    if they can turn the lineup to tex, bard will give it up.

  1190. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Randy I

    Good advice.

  1191. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Pat M.! What’s up my man?

    I can see everybody is in great shape for another season of Yankee championship baseball -

    I hate the Red Sox, and their broadcasting station ESPN.

  1192. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    “yankees have off tomorrow so they will be fine. they also have hughes in case they go to extras.”

    True, but after Joba and Mo you have Aceves with his iffy back and Mitre. Hopefully we score runs before it gets to that point.

  1193. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    The yankees are a better team than the Sox. Regardless of the outcome of this game, you could see it tonight.

    It’s game one and has been filled with anomalies that we won’t see even two weeks from now.

    Just watching the game you can see that the yankees are a more balanced team that can beat the opposition in a more diverse manner.

    Win or lose that’s not going to change.

  1194. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    told ya so, yanks go quietly. no guts

  1195. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    “# Jose April 4th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Every Sox fan will now have a Bard on…

    ha ha

  1196. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Dan=whatever.

    They are the same guy.

    How sad.

  1197. JZ April 4th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    it they lose tonight, that’s the combination of pitching staff’s choking job, from starting pitcher to pen.

  1198. jbanks April 4th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Phil Coke would have given up that lead with much fewer pitches

  1199. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    get it to tex.

  1200. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    the yankees are not a better team than the sox and it’s been proven tonight. the bullpen is so brutal they might not be better than the rays, either. and NJ is a black hole in the lineup

  1201. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    CB, the pen has taken something of a beating tonight, so that’s not something we counted on.

  1202. Fire Girardi April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Bobby Valentine next yankee manager.

  1203. Buckley Fountain April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Um….postseason-like drama…already? Really?

  1204. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    “This is a guy that Gardner needs to drag a bunt against”

    GB7-

    Would have liked to see that myself. Gardner’s had a good game though other than the throw.

  1205. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Dan, you a Yankee fan?

  1206. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Pat M, I really have difficulty getting worked up about Game 1 of the baseball season. So I have equal difficulty getting worked up about the comments that go with it. Players are still working out kinks.

  1207. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Bard throws nothing but slop. This guy will be a piece of trash in no time…unless of course Gammons keeps his tongue-job going and pawns him off for a trade to get Roy Halladay.

  1208. JZ April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    now, DJ needs to hit a homer

  1209. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    “Phil Coke would have given up that lead with much fewer pitches”

    LMAO, you know it’s baseball season when this is funny.

  1210. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    CB, what are the anomalies? Park may or may not be any good; Marte may or may not be any good (or, he may not even be healthy).

  1211. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    That was a bad pitch to swing at…

    At least worst case scenario, we’ll have Tex/Arod/Cano in the 9th inning.

  1212. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    yeah, gardner’s had a great game. funny hearing him called out on national tv for his “embarrassing” throw

  1213. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Game 1 and they have no guts? lol

    You really are a moron.

    Maybe your parents can get their money back for having you.

  1214. Mike in Harrisburg April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    God, I didn’t need this drama yet.

  1215. jbanks April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Jeter had the same result as Gardner but Gardner should have had the same ab that Jeter had. If he doesn’t figure out how to do that, he’s going to have a short career.

  1216. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    What are you swinging at Derek ball 4 right there, instead he chases outside and low pitch.

    Not good.

  1217. kd April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    the red sox need a catcher and a shortstop.

    the yankees need to go out and play ball. they need to catch up to us

  1218. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    wow, what a clutch bunch of yanks!

  1219. Mark- Can't Touch This April 4th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The filth on this board tonight is disgusting

  1220. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Bard looks like Napoleon Dynamite.

    I hated that movie.

  1221. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    yanks need a CF, LF, DH and about 3 bullpen spots

  1222. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    if nick johnson walks, pinch runner?

  1223. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    It’s one loser………….

  1224. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    nj should never swing on the inside. he has fouled off himself twice in his last two games. Go TEX

  1225. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Nick Johnson

    walk #2 of 100+

  1226. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    3-1 pitch to Jeter was ball four. Gotto take that pitch

  1227. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    SJ,

    Has your nephew picked his nose tonight? How bout an update!

    Great Great clutch inning from the yanks

  1228. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I cannot believe Jeter swung at the 3-1 pitch there as the potential tying run. Bard has been all over the place, and with his stuff there is no guarantee that you will hit a pitch even if you get one. Let him get himself in trouble…

  1229. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Could have had 2 men on. There wasn’t one strike thrown in the AB to Jeter.

  1230. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    winn coming in?

  1231. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    And AJ with one of his patented Fenway meltdowns just two days away!

  1232. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Hey Dan. who won the world series last year, I don’t remember?

    Was it Boston, I think it was right??

    U lose troll.

  1233. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Tex hit a 2-out HR against Bard last August….

  1234. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Wow. 1,200+ comments

    Baseball is definitely back

  1235. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Nice job, NJ. Wears down the opposition.

    Welcome to the action, Winn!

  1236. kd April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    run on v-mart

  1237. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Cheap first strike

  1238. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    strike 1 to tex looked outside…

  1239. Higgy April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Nick Johnson looks like he could be Tex’s fat older brother.

  1240. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    If Joe West would have called that same pitch a strike for Chan Ho Park, we are probably leading this game still.

  1241. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    “the pen has taken something of a beating tonight, so that’s not something we counted on.”

    Betsy-

    You may have a different take, but I didn’t see anything all that troubling out of the pen other than Marte.

    Robertson settled down and looked sharp. Park is a nice piece in the pen but he’s not going to be a guy who is going to be critical. And he just looked like he was in game 1 form.

    Marte on the other hand was somewhat concerning. He looked very bad. It would not surprise me if his shoulder was bothering him.

    Other than that the game was fine – strange but fine.

    CC is not going to have outings like this often and Girardi isn’t going to make mistakes like the one he made tonight. Girardi just had a strange set of decisions to make tonight because it was game 1 and CC wasn’t right.

    That’s how the Sox came back.

  1242. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    The umps at it again. Cheapo first strike…trying to take the at-bat away early.

  1243. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Dan.

    Your cake hole.

    Shut it.

  1244. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    RSom, that was a shaking Bard, IDK about tonight.

  1245. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    He did not throw a ball in his previous 9 pitches, then has thrown 2 balls to Teix, and it’s 1-1

  1246. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Winn has to steal 2nd

  1247. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    go ahead and celebrate last year. clutch players like matsui and damon are gone with losers like Granderson (still can’t hit lefties) and NJ. AND THE BULLPEN IS A DISASTER. there’s alot of turnover on both teams and boston got the best of the moves

  1248. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    “This is a guy that Gardner needs to drag a bunt against”

    GB7-

    Would have liked to see that myself. Gardner’s had a good game though other than the throw.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Yeah, he has. I meant that he should have pushed it towards the 3rd base line, with a right habder up, of course. He dod have the two solid hits, though and a fast read on the steal.

  1249. MT. April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Trolls make this place less fun. I don’t understand the motivation… but then again, I don’t understand the pessimism of real Yankee fans, either. One game, people! One game.

    Thank you, SJ44 and a few other regulars for making the blog the reason I read.

  1250. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    “will it go to 0-8 vs boston this year?”

    Well that was the number that brought magic last year. Here’s hoping!

  1251. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    And that’s precisely how an AB is changed by Country Red Sox Joe West!

  1252. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Hey, SJ

    Who is this guy “Dan”? I don’t remember him last year?

  1253. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    So, is Posada’s passed ball going to end up being the difference in the game?

  1254. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    ARod, Cano, Posada, Granderson…

    They’ll make Papelbon earn it if he gets it.

  1255. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    To paraphrase Eric Cartman:

    EFF YOU, NEIL DIAMOND, YOU EFFING SUCK.

  1256. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    this game doesnt matter in the grand scheme of things but it does kind of suck to lose a game you were leading 5-1. Loss is on CC

  1257. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    That was impressive, he still has no idea where that ball is going, Veras style, but he’s got damn good stuff.

  1258. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    this is so incredibly gay.

  1259. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    now papelbon gets to humiliate the yanks for the save

  1260. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Niel Diamond is from Brooklyn, this is the ultimate betrayal!!! :mad:

  1261. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    can it get any worse than this lovefest on ESPN.

  1262. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Neil Diamond is a NY boy from Brooklyn, what the hell

  1263. Fire Girardi April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Girardi/Posada = Laurel & Hardy

  1264. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Neil, tear your ACL out there dancing you fat piece of garbage.

    Sick loser

  1265. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Why is this being shown on ESPN? This Sweet Caroline.

    People complain that the Yankees sing God Bless America after the 7th.

    They are singing Sweet Caroline after the 8th!

    And ESPN shows it.

  1266. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    CC showed a lot of guts, too! lol!

  1267. pat April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Can we get a few raindrops for Alex vs. Pap in the 9th?

  1268. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Dan,

    my nephew has nothing to do with you being a moron.

    Your moronic behavior is in full bloom for everyone to see.

    What’s even funnier is, you are so stupid you can’t see how everyone on here is laughing at you.

    Must be tough going thru life being that stupid.

    I feel sorry for you.

  1269. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Neil Diamond seals the victory lol

  1270. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Let me know when this embarassment is over. I turned the station but not before seeing that Neil Diamond looks like he was visited by his PS right before the game!

  1271. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Yea Boston made great moves, lets sign over the hill nearly 40 center fielders who can’t hit, and lose their best offensive force last year, brilliant moves.

    They have no offense with little poppi off the juice.

    Try again troll.

  1272. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Neil Diamond has always been a Red Sox fan.

    This is just sick.

    I cant believe this.

    Why is this being shown.

    ESPN is passing up advertising dollars for this.

  1273. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    nick swisher should run across the field and knock out clay buchholz.

  1274. Carlo April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Anyone get the feeling that “Dan” is Josh Beckett? Seems like an hornery dbag type with limited intelligence at best and he a lot more vocal after leaving the game in the 4th.

    Nice outing tonight Josh. Big time start.

  1275. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    yankees let martinez off the hook .

    winn has to steal in that situation.

  1276. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    LMAO at this stuff.

  1277. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    wow, can you imagine as a player having to sit through that all summer?

  1278. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    This whole game has been an example of why Boston is not as good as everyone thinks.

    They are not a “juggernaut,” they are a team which still slams the ball around the park, except now they don’t have the thunder. They got a few perfectly placed balls tonight that might have been routine flyouts in most ballparks to score the majority of their runs. They are not a team that will be running on the bases, they are a team that takes advantage of uneven calls and a ballpark that plays like a pinball machine to beat opposing pitchers into submission.

    Anyone who thinks the strike zone has been even both ways is just delusional. The one pitch on Pedroia alone that was called a ball changed the entire game, and the pitch on Teixeira there pretty much took away any chance the Yankees had to get ahead on Bard and sit on something.

  1279. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    “ARod, Cano, Posada, Granderson…

    They’ll make Papelbon earn it if he gets it.”

    L
    O
    L

    Unless Arod hits a HR, there isn’t a way on God’s green earth the Yanks can score a run.

    What a wonderful harbinger for the season to come.

  1280. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    there’s a pretty blonde girl behind home plate.

  1281. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    ignore the trolls!

    they just want attention

    why give it to them?

  1282. kd April 4th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    people, let’s ignore the trolls

  1283. m April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    That performance made me want to barf. Even the icky Steven Tyler kiss was more palatable.

  1284. JAP April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    CR9, you know why this is being shown. As does everyone else.

  1285. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Chan Ho Park is an NL pitcher, just like LaTroy Hawkins. Yeah, he throws hard, who cares? The guy has had his only success in the NL.

    This guy is awful. Robertson and Joba need to be ahead of him

  1286. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I like Neil Diamond :oops:

  1287. Charlie April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    FIRE GIRARDI. He left Sabathia in way too long. Is he not watching the game?

  1288. carlo April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Neal diamond = fruitbasket

    Sweet Caroline = song for hopeless

  1289. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    CB, I forgot about Robertson; still think he should have been left in. I said when Marte’s shoulder acted up that this was concerning, but everyone said he was fine. Park? I don’t want to kill him on one game, but on the other hand, pitching in the AL is a lot different than pitching in the NL. We’ll see about the pen, but if you can’t count on Marte or Park, then we’re left with Mo, Joba and Robertson.

    I’m not happy at all with Joe’s decisions with CC going back to early last year. He’s a very good manager, but he’s not perfect; he always leaves CC in too long.

  1290. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    someone mentioned nick swisher!

    what a clutch DP grounder! gotta love that gutty play

  1291. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Wait- Matt is already complaining about the umpiring? Shocker!

  1292. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    The Sox feasted on a tired CC, an injured Marte and Chan farking Ho Park

  1293. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    “there’s a pretty blonde girl behind home plate.”

    Lets hope Al looks back before he bats.

  1294. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    How can a Jewish kid from Brooklyn who was in my mom’s 6th grade class be a Redsock fan???? It’s wrong, it’s unnatural, and it’s wrong. :mad:

  1295. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    you found the one attractive girl in boston ?

  1296. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Curious dan… Did you watch papelbon in the playoffs last year???

  1297. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I’d rather see Papelbon in the 9th than Bard

  1298. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    ok everyone, we can all see just how big an idiot Boston Dave is with his prediction of Papelbon “having to earn it” against the creampuff order of the yanks.

    Gonna call you out all inning, boston dave

  1299. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Jon Miller, the REd Sox fan, is talking about how the Sox can score some more runs here.

    When they took the lead, Miller said “THEY HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD, FINALLY”

    FINALLY, as if it was their God given right to take the lead.

  1300. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    “Charlie April 4th, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    FIRE GIRARDI. He left Sabathia in way too long. Is he not watching the game?”

    April Fools right?

  1301. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    How can a Jewish kid from Brooklyn who was in my mom’s 6th grade class be a Redsock fan???? It’s wrong, it’s unnatural, and it’s wrong.
    ******************

    The only thing he is a fan of is the royalty checks he cashes thanks to the 8th inning intermission

  1302. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Dan how does it feel knowing your team will never come close to the greatness that is your most fierce rival, it stings doesn’t it.

    Don’t cry though, you still have the ESPN homers to make you think your team is close to the Yankees, so when your tears stain your pillows as your team misses the playoffs you can jerk off to John Kruk and the other morons who think the Sox have a chance in hell of beating the Yankees over 162 games troll.

  1303. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    “nick swisher should run across the field and knock out clay buchholz”

    Ok I have to ask, why?

  1304. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    If Marte is injured, why was he pitching?

  1305. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    “yankees let martinez off the hook .

    winn has to steal in that situation.”

    randy-

    They did. Too much by the book managing in this game.

    CC stays in the game not based on what the quality of his pitches were at the time but because he’s a “veteran” and an “ace.”

    Twice with a runner at first who has speed they don’t run because there is a left handed hitter up and they want to keep the hole open.

    This game was managed by general truisms rather than by the actual dynamics particular to this game.

  1306. kd April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    remember when pete abe went off on sweet caroline? it’s a song about love caroline kennedy when she was a teenager. why do they play that song? it’s blatantly wrong.

  1307. m April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Nick,

    Maybe your mom shouldn’t have teased him for being ***!

  1308. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    In a close game, a missed call changes everything, so it’s not unreasonable to think that bad umpiring can make a difference in a game.

    Is there any way in the world Pedroia can sit on a pitch up and in with a 1-2 count trailing by 2 runs? Answer that question before you even think about bashing me. The answer to that is obvious, and it changed the entire outcome of the game.

  1309. Bret the Hitman April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Dan,

    Kiss the rings.

  1310. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Worst bullpen in the AL for the Yanks?

    Very well might be…

  1311. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    nick swisher should run across the field and knock out clay buchholz”

    Ok I have to ask, why?

    ___

    commercial they are both in where nick refuses to sing sweet caroline with clay.

  1312. RalphieD (OPPC) April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    i really dont see the outrage over girardi’s decisions…104 pitches is a cake walk for CC…first game or not you gotta have faith in CC

  1313. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    We hit Bard last year – he’s not untouchable.

  1314. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Dan,

    you aren’t smart enough to call anybody out.

    We can all see that.

  1315. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Dan – the last thing the Yankees did was won the world series.

    The last thing that Papelbon did was blew the game against the Angels and helped the Sux out of the postseason.

    ARE YOU REALLY BEING SERIOUS HERE?

  1316. Triple short of a Cycle April 4th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Jason,

    Watch what you say or tex’s friend might yell at you for having an opinion and tell you to leave

  1317. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    This whole broadcast is just SICK.

    I wanted to watch a game about the defending World Series Champions and have gotten but STINKSNIFFING of the Sox ALL game from 3 fans in the ESPN booth.

    Others will say watch the TV on mute, but it’s pretty difficult to sit with no voice on and know everything that is going on, like BG stealing home.

  1318. Carlo April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    When I think Daniel Bard, I think dingleberry hanging from Joba’s right cheek.

  1319. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Triple may have wet himself….. getting cranky at 1130?

  1320. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    My mom would never tease anyone for being ***, whatever *** is.

  1321. Big Dog April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Dans just mad he was born a Red Sox fan and no matter what his pathetic team does they will never come close to the Yankees

  1322. Richard B April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    let’s not panick. game 1 of 162. lol

  1323. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    c’mon SJ,

    Wish death upon me! Tell me to drink poisoned kool-aid! C’mon, you can do it! C’mon, know it all!

  1324. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I have a feeling Matt participates in the Tea Party movement

  1325. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Ah, I forgot about the trolls. Its tough being the best.

  1326. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Papelbon was brutal in the playoffs last year,….brutal… To be fair

  1327. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    joba cannot slow down. that’s when trouble starts.

  1328. Fire Girardi April 4th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    If only Steinbrenner was still alive. He would not put up with this incompetence.

  1329. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Tex’s F

    Ok I haven’t seen it yet. I thought it was just another random crazed post. lol

  1330. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    “The last thing that Papelbon did was blew the game against the Angels and helped the Sux out of the postseason.

    ARE YOU REALLY BEING SERIOUS HERE?”

    I guarantee you they won’t hit him like the Angels did. NO FRIGGIN WAY

  1331. Aldo April 4th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Welcome to the American League East, Chan Ho Park.

    I’m not a real big fan of this game.

    _________

    doesn’t bode well for Vasquez does it? The NL is where inconsistent AL pitchers go to make the All-Star Game.

  1332. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    So, what’s up with this thread?

    How many more posts before they put up a new thread?

    Or will they?

    Where’s Pete when you need him?

    Oh, that’s right, he’s with the Red Sox… Traitor!

  1333. Triple short of a Cycle April 4th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    tex’s friend,

    Sorry blog police. Did I speak out of order?

  1334. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Did your mom really teach Neil diamond???

  1335. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    The stuff that gets written by Yankee fans on here is a lot funnier, and some how, more pathetic than reading the trolls. Park is everybody’s darling during ST and after 1 game people want him gone. During ST, Gardner was hated by those same people and wanted him gone and now they love him…after 1 game.

  1336. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Gm1 can never get me cranky. Especially when we have the ring for the middle finger.

  1337. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    alex can hit bard and paps… can cano and the guys behind him?

  1338. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    If all you can do is respond to a post with an insult unrelated to the discussion topic, then just save us all the time and don’t even bother.

  1339. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I am a MORON

  1340. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    “If only Steinbrenner was still alive. ”

    uhm he is.alive..if you’re going to be a troll, at least be a well informed one.

  1341. Trevor April 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    “doesn’t bode well for Vasquez does it? The NL is where inconsistent AL pitchers go to make the All-Star Game.”

    He’s pitched in the AL before.

  1342. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    move on Trips. Seriously.

  1343. Carlo April 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I think Theo’s frosted tips look faaaaantastic. Agree, disagree? Agree to disagree?

    Theo is the best GM in baseball with absurd frosted tips.

  1344. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Dan

    You’re a sick individual. Are you one of the many Red Sox fans that wishes Mariano had a bullet put in his skull?

  1345. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    isn’t Neil Diamond from New York?

  1346. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    BY the way whoever has my name and was bashing Park, not me, I like him, bad outing tonight, but he will contribute this season.

  1347. Aldo April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    commercial they are both in where nick refuses to sing sweet caroline with clay.

    _______

    I haven’t seen this commercial but just hearing it exists makes me want to punch both of them out

  1348. Fire Girardi April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    # CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    “yankees let martinez off the hook .

    winn has to steal in that situation.”

    randy-

    They did. Too much by the book managing in this game.

    CC stays in the game not based on what the quality of his pitches were at the time but because he’s a “veteran” and an “ace.”

    Twice with a runner at first who has speed they don’t run because there is a left handed hitter up and they want to keep the hole open.

    This game was managed by general truisms rather than by the actual dynamics particular to this game.
    ==============================
    EXACTLY!

  1349. RSom April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Joba is throwing a lot of pitches and the bullpen is thin…

  1350. Matt April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Yeah, they won’t hit him like the Angels did because he will walk the bases loaded and force in runs. Papelbon is a joke, he would have twice as many blown saves as he does if teams weren’t peeing their pants out there seeing him on the mound with the bases loaded.

  1351. Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    But that’s how Joe manages. He was basically a by-the-book manager last year. He did pretty well with that, so he may figure why change his philosophy. Now, if they lose, it won’t be because of those decisions, except possibly the one to stick with CC. The thing here was not enough good pitching. Good pitching covers a multitude of sins.

    We will get a better sense if Joe goes outside the book as the season goes on.

  1352. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    To be fair chanho park has never been my darling

  1353. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    wow.

  1354. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    SJ is the one who wishes death on those he disagrees with, not me.

  1355. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Joba’s fastball looks very good today.

    And he keeps going with the slider once a guy gets on base. A slider the 9th place hitter keeps laying off.

  1356. SJ44 April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I’m just enjoying watching you self destruct over Game 1 of the season Dan.

    It’s funny that you can’t see it.

    That’s what makes it fun.

    You aren’t important enough to care about.

  1357. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    “Did your mom really teach Neil diamond???”

    No, classmate! 6th grade. Or maybe just in the same grade, same school. Brooklyn.

  1358. Pat M. April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    CB, This is pretty much the Joe ran a game last season, by the book if you recall……..

  1359. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    im surprised espn hasn’t deleted papelbon’s blown playoff game from the record book.

  1360. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    ANd here is Jon MIller pleading for Jack Obi to get a hit for the Sox.

  1361. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Let’s go Joba, hold them here.

  1362. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Not sure what giradi did wrong I am not a big fan of his but his bullpen had a bad night it happens

  1363. spark April 4th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    same ole joba. not aggressive, too many off speed pitches, low velocity.

  1364. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Don’t listen to a word I say, aside from this message about my stupidity and how it is best ignored indefinitely.

  1365. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    kd April 4th, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    remember when pete abe went off on sweet caroline? it’s a song about love caroline kennedy when she was a teenager. why do they play that song? it’s blatantly wrong.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Not completely true. garly simon asked Neil Diamond to write Caroline Kennedy a love song for her birthday, so he did. Simon was Kennedy’s part time baby sitter and close friends with Jackie Kennedy.

  1366. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    yanks have nobody…NOBODY…in the pen who can pitch to set up MO

  1367. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Dan, even if they don’t hit Papelbon the way the Angels did, they’re still the reigning world series champions, they lost their first 8 games to the Sux last year and won the world series, and this is only the first game of the season no matter what.

  1368. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    for those that love the radar gun,

    Joba has hit 96 mph and is routinely hitting 95.

  1369. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    And SJ,

    Joba has nothing on that fastball. 92 mph will not get it done

  1370. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    SJ is a classy poster who can see the forest through the trees.

    You are a punk who sits on a Yankees board antagonizing because you are a Sox fan, and probably have low self esteem due to being friendless and small in “size”, if you get my drift.

  1371. Joba is broken April 4th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    What do we have here. Joba is in the pen and still throwing 91-93 mph

  1372. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I got dumped by my girlfriend today, that’s why I’m so bitter.

  1373. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    ouch

  1374. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Joba – ugh that’s a killer.

  1375. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    now a solo hr by A-Rod won’t even tie it

  1376. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    THis sick freak Jon Miller got exactly what he wanted to begin the inning, an insurance run for Papelbon.

  1377. Mike in Harrisburg April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Someone needs to rub liniment oil on Joba’s junk, like Clemens used to do to get fired up.

  1378. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    “This is pretty much the Joe ran a game last season, by the book if you recall……..”

    It is. And this isn’t any big deal – that’s why I said before it’s just an anomaly of a game.

    Given that it’s game one however and the performance of the pitcher’s wasn’t what it would be later on in the season by the book just wasn’t a good fit.

  1379. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Ignore me or you will catch genital warts.

  1380. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    “Dan, even if they don’t hit Papelbon the way the Angels did, they’re still the reigning world series champions, they lost their first 8 games to the Sux last year and won the world series, and this is only the first game of the season no matter what.”

    You want to spot Boston 8 games again?!?!

    It’s going to be 3 games with the pitching mismatches upcoming. This is a bad team, with a REALLY bad bullpen, folks.

  1381. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    well, that was a very good hit from Pedroia.

    low and outside and he actually went the other way with it.

  1382. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Yet, velocity means little as Joba has had a rough inning. He may have salted the game away for the Sox.

  1383. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Dan

    If you mean you got dumped by your right hand, then that would make more sense.

  1384. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    ***Carly*** simon asked Neil Diamond to write Caroline Kennedy

  1385. spark April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    i don’t have a problem with how Joe handled the bullpen. No matter who he sends out there, they need to get hitters out. Girardi can’t throw the ball for them. This (most likely) loss is on the bullpen.

  1386. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    does any yankee pitcher understand the concept of pitching at pedroia’s knees?

  1387. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I wish I was as big as Pedroia.

  1388. YankeeStan April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Stop blaming the umps. Look at the calls that we got earlier that RS players should have been safe.

  1389. Triple short of a Cycle April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    I really hate Fenway Park

  1390. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Man, just BRUTAL work by the bullpen tonight.

    I wasn’t a big fan of leaving CC out there for that last inning where he got roughed up, but honestly, it wouldn’t have made a lick of difference is this is the performance our pen was going to give.

    Everything up, no economy. Just a terrible performance all around by the pitching staff.

  1391. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Well, who’s up to debating the “Joba should be in the pen” tonight?

  1392. Mike in Harrisburg April 4th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Seriously – 92, 93mph? Is this this Joba we can expect even in the pen now?

  1393. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    I predict that Joba wont be on the 25-man roster come June 1st. He was one hit wonder who still lacks the mental makeup to be anything other than a marginal player

  1394. pat April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    “remember when pete abe went off on sweet caroline?”

    Some things never change……

    PeteAbe Now people are doing the wave . Neil Diamond and now The Wave. Why not have the grounds crew do YMCA and get it over with?

  1395. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    “does any yankee pitcher understand the concept of pitching at pedroia’s knees?”

    ———–

    I originally thought the pitch was low but you’re right. Waist high.

  1396. sunny615 April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    ouch. what happened to this bullpen?

  1397. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    “SJ is a classy poster who can see the forest through the trees.”

    Correction…SJ is a poster who wished someone dead because he disagreed with what he/she posted. Really classy…

  1398. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    that 9th run is a dagger.

  1399. Joba is broken April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    The media & fans needs to see reality. The old Joba died on that field in Tex

  1400. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Let’s just chalk this one up to Country Cheat Joe West.

    Hopefully, we dont see him or Tim Mclelland as our HP umpires too often this year.

  1401. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    c’mon, everyone!

    your God, SJ44, was heralding Joba’s performance just a little while ago! isn’t that enough for you?

  1402. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    bd-

    i agree it was a nice job by pedroia , but that was not low.

    looked waist high to me.

    of course low and waist high may be the same thing with pedroia.

  1403. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Dan

    And you wish Mariano and Jeet dead. So what’s your point.

  1404. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    “Seriously – 92, 93mph? Is this this Joba we can expect even in the pen now?”

    Sure. It was never Joba’s role. It’s how he’s throwing the ball.

    Moving him to the pen was not going to magically transform him back to 2007 form.

  1405. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I once gave Curt Schilling a foot massage.

  1406. Enough pitching changes April 4th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Joba jumped the shark like 2 years ago

  1407. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 4th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Seriously amusing to watch the tone in the thread change and *new* posters appear the minute the Yankees face the slightest bit of adversity, lol.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  1408. twenty-eight April 4th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I went to Fenway for a game last summer and had nightmares about Sweet Caroline and the wave for weeks. It was so incredibly lame.

  1409. JMK aka The Overshare April 4th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Joba should have been traded over winter

  1410. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Just one game for Joba, like Park.

    I’m sure they’ll be fine.

  1411. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Seriously, as soon as the Yankees start losing this blog becomes a really ugly place

    Its so sad

  1412. m April 4th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    All right, guys. It’s now or never…Until Tuesday.

    Let’s go.

  1413. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    So we’re prbly gonna lose this gm. but it’s gm1 again we’re on the road stuff happens in this rivalry, 161 more games to go.

  1414. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Let’s not give up. The game isnt over.

    Its about time we put Pap in his place.

  1415. RS April 4th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    At least now Posada’s passed ball isn’t so glaring. I would rather lose 9-7 than 8-7 given the circumstances.

  1416. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    What’s wrong with the short bus? I ride it all the time.

    ALL the time!

    :)

  1417. BJK April 4th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    “Seriously – 92, 93mph? Is this this Joba we can expect even in the pen now?”

    Sure. It was never Joba’s role. It’s how he’s throwing the ball.

    Moving him to the pen was not going to magically transform him back to 2007 form.

    —————————————————————————————————–

    Hear hear.

  1418. Peter Gammons April 4th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I told you the Sox would win the World Series.

    The Yankees just don’t match up — especially Posada, who has a sub-par glove.

  1419. pistol pete April 4th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Yankee fans and brass are in denial on Joba. He either got screwed up with all the jerking around they did with him the last couple yrs or he was juiced up when he first came up because he’s not a shadow of the same guy we saw when he arrived. Imagine they could have pieced a few prospects plus him for Halliday or Lee or some front line pitcher. He can’t throw hard anymore and doesn’t have nearly the tilt on his slider he had when he 1st arrived. Sad.

  1420. Patrick April 4th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    This game has been brutally long

    And Joba looked awful out there. Really really bad.

  1421. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    LOL
    j_feller anyone else notice the increased frequency of @PeteAbe tweets once the sox took the lead? Cant say we didnt see that coming

  1422. igotid88 April 4th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    it’s weird. if A-Rod, Cano, and Posada were on the red sox and coming up in the ninth. I would be scared if we had the lead. But when they’re coming up for us. I get nervous and hope they at least do something.

  1423. Jobas mom sold me an 8ball April 4th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    “I went to Fenway for a game last summer and had nightmares about Sweet Caroline and the wave for weeks. It was so incredibly lame.”

    I went to Yankee Stadium last season and a guido next to me was dabbing sweat from his forehead with baby wipes he brought in a little plastic bag.

  1424. JZ April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    no offense, Pedoria really looks like a monkey.
    when was the last time he shaved?

  1425. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    “Let’s not give up. The game isnt over.

    Its about time we put Pap in his place.”

    If they come back tonight, I’ll change my handle to Sally.

  1426. GC April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    We’ll get to Pap.

    Can’t say I’m disappointed to see Joba get touched a little bit. I root for him hard but root harder for this organization to do the right thing for him.

  1427. YankeeRay April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Having an early 2009 flashback right now. I thought the 3 pick ups of Scutaro, Cameron and Beltre were all good fits. Lackey is a big addition also.
    I think the sox improved greatly defensively and will be tough all year as usual.

  1428. Jason April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Park is garbage – he is an NL reliever, a la LaTroy Hawkins.

    Joba gets a pass for this outing, his stuff looked good.

  1429. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Joba is not the only one to blame if the Yankees lose this game, believe me……but that last run is a killer.

    CC will be more than fine (Beckett was worse); Robertson looked good..and I think Joba will be ok to good. Marte is a concern and I don’t have much faith in Park.

    I’m surprisingly not that upset, but slightly concerned.

  1430. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Hey, the Red Sox won the opening game of the 2010 season!

    That means …

    Well, that means …

    NOTHING

  1431. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    And now we hear the Dropkick Murphys, just another scumbag Bostonian group of individuals.

  1432. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    STOP MAKING FUN OF ME YOU NITWITS!!!

  1433. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Angel

    Very true. Where were they earlier? Were they just lurking, waiting for the chance to post stupidity.

  1434. Doris From Rego Park April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Joba needs to get back on the sauce

  1435. YankeeStan April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I guess all the talk of the Sox not being able to score runs was for naught. They have some pretty good hitters too.

  1436. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    1. Dan, one game doesn’t spot the, 8.

    2. The Yankees have the better team.

    3. Any team can win on any day of the week.

    4. The Yankees were swept by the Nats last season.

    5. Any team can win on any day of the week.

    6 The Yankees will win their 28th world series this year.

    I guarantee you that no matter how much they wail and complain, no Yankee fan fears the season is over based on tonight’s game.

    Enjoy third place.

  1437. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    was that a 2-seamer or a sinker from Papelbon to get ARod?

  1438. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Why does Joba get a pass? Because his velocity was up?

  1439. EA April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Not reading any of the papers or listening to sports talk radio until we win our first game. It is going to be brutal.

    Hope this McNabb trade and the NCAA finals knock this loss off the radar, but not counting on it.

  1440. tex's friend April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    yankees never play well at fenway in the first half of the year.

  1441. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    “He can’t throw hard anymore and doesn’t have nearly the tilt on his slider he had when he 1st arrived. Sad.”

    Maybe he should go to the Derek Zoolander school for kids who can’t throw hard.

  1442. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Pop Quiz-

    When was the last time the Yankees lost on Opening Day and won the World Series???

    Anyone???

    2009!

  1443. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    What a catch by Jack Obi.

    That’s the greatest catch in the history of baseball. Right there folks!

  1444. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I don’t understand why we give trolls so much attention.

    Do you really think your replies or returned insults are going to be effective?

    they are here to annoy. if you reply, it’s “mission accomplished” for them.

  1445. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    “Let’s not give up. The game isnt over.”

    LOL! When it’s this feeble Yankee team, the game IS OVER.

    Great start for NY!!! What a comeback!! What a team!!

  1446. Joba is broken April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    When Joba was a dominant reliever he was also a dominant starter. Stop holding only 2007!

  1447. Mike in Harrisburg April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Other than the obvious reason why not, I think Roger Clemens would be the perfect guy to come in and fix Joba.

  1448. liz April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Overall, it’s one game in the loss column. It’s the first game of the season. CC got tired early. The bullpen usually needs time to get “set” (although I don’t really know why this is).

    But I would still love to see that double steal replay… Wish they tried to steal more bases. Wouldn’t that be exciting. :)

  1449. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    STill in IT!!!!

    Come on Grandy!!!

    Go YARD!!!

  1450. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    How sad is it that this board gets more trolls than the Boston board gets legitimate posters?

  1451. RS April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    This game has been ugly, but the end result of losing Game 1 at Fenway Park is NO BIG DEAL. It’s like every April people are shocked at how terrible the Yankees look, but this is the way it goes every season. They will pick it up in June/July and steamroll until the end of the year. The Sox will look like worldbeaters in April and fade slowly throughout the summer. It’s so predictable.

  1452. tampayank April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    let’s go Grandy

  1453. Eric April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Can’t win with only one reliable reliever.

    Pen was overrated from the start – people thought Park’s NL stats would translate here and Joba would reclaim his 2007 form.

    Hope Aceves can be effective.

  1454. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    WHo has ever had a 2 HR game in their first as a Yankee?

  1455. Jon Miller April 4th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    AND THE RED SOX WIN!!!!!

  1456. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    My mom doesn’t let me online this late usually, but I sneak anyways.

    :)

  1457. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    “I don’t understand why we give trolls so much attention.

    Do you really think your replies or returned insults are going to be effective?

    they are here to annoy. if you reply, it’s “mission accomplished” for them.”

    It’s really remarkable.

    Even people who have been posting on this board for years continue to do this.

    Any reply just allows them to win – they want to clog up the board and to prevent people who want to talk about the yankees from discussing the game.

    It’s completely pointless.

  1458. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    “Robertson looked good”

    You must have forgotten about the rocket basehit by Beltre to tie the game

  1459. pat April 4th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    KenDavidoff #Yankees have played an April series in Boston 7 of 9 years since ’01, and have never so much as split it.

  1460. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 4th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Good night Yankee people!

  1461. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Not Curtis Granderson :(

  1462. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 4th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Whew, brutal game. They blew a 5-1 lead against Beckett and then a 2 run lead -very nice.

  1463. JZ April 4th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    all right, good night people.
    Those ‘predicted’ Boston’s offense sucks should shut up now, I know it’s just one game.

  1464. Salty Buggah April 4th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    NICK, and TEX DISAPPEARED tonight big time. Tex picked up where he left off last postseason, no hitting. Granderson still can’t hit lefties. Joe left CC in too long, Marte was ineffective, Chan Ho Park , JUST another NL pitcher lost in the AL East!! David Robertson sigh!!

    The bottom of the order out performed the Core players, Didn’t see that coming.

    What the hell happened to the Yankees tonight, this was an ugly loss?

  1465. blake April 4th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I’m off to bed. Gnight to those who actually were here to discuss the game. Tomorrow is another day..

  1466. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    STOP MAKING FUN OF ME! I KNOW TAE KWON DO!

  1467. CR9 April 4th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks Jon Miller.

    It’s terrific to see you have gained no professionalism whatsoever since last year. And of course, you couldnt lose any as you never had any to begin with.

  1468. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    1 loss down, 161 potential wins still possible.

  1469. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 4th, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    But that’s how Joe manages. He was basically a by-the-book manager last year. He did pretty well with that, so he may figure why change his philosophy. Now, if they lose, it won’t be because of those decisions, except possibly the one to stick with CC. The thing here was not enough good pitching. Good pitching covers a multitude of sins.

    We will get a better sense if Joe goes outside the book as the season goes on.
    ====

    There apparently s no Joe outside the book. I thought when we hired Joe we’d get more creativity. Had no idea how anal retentive and enslaved by ‘matchups’ and stats he’d be – even to very small sample sizes.

    The tip-off was Opening Day 2009, when he yanked CC, ironically, too soon, and proceeded to go through every bullpen arm to turn a close game in the 6th into an Indians laugher.

    I like Joe’s loyalty to his players, pitching inside, etc, but we have won many games in spite of his moves.

  1470. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Boy is that Tom Warner one ugly dude!

    That said, BFD about tonight’s loss, with the F standing for Flippin.

    :)

    Reminder – CC doesn’t have the reputation of pitching extremely well right out of the blocks. We all know Yanks will be fine.

  1471. CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Watching this game tonight you can see that the yankees are a better team than the Sox.

    The Sox are a good club but they don’t have the yankees talent.

  1472. Boss Ton April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Lester and Lackey on deck…..I smell a sweep!!!!!!

  1473. randy l. April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    a few thoughts about the red sox .

    with ortiz, beltre, and cameron hitting behind youkillis, they have a lot of outs there if pitchers want to take advantage of them.

    i don’t think martinez is going to last as the red sox catcher .

  1474. Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    FACE THE FACTS PEOPLE

    –JOBA DOES NOT HAVE IT ANYMORE. HE INTIMIDATES NO ONE WITH THAT AVERAGE FASTBALL AND ROLLING SLIDER

    –PARK IS SCARED SH**LESS AND WILL BE A MOP UP GUY

    –GRANDERSON CANNOT HIT LEFTIES

    –NJ IS A TERRIBLE FIT FOR THE 2 SPOT. ONCE HE’S AT FIRST BASE, HE CAN’T STEAL, STAY OUT OF A DP, ETC.

    –GARDNER HAS JUST AS BAD AN ARM AS DAMON

    –THE TEAM IS A MESS

  1475. Tarheelyank April 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Goodnight all.

  1476. Carl April 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    The cry babies are out in full force tonight.

  1477. Jeremy April 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Hey why are people complaining already the season just started. We all know the Yankees start off slow. So relax ! It’s going to be a fun season.

  1478. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    “Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    STOP MAKING FUN OF ME! I KNOW TAE KWON DO!”

    Have you ever met my friend Joe SanFransico?

  1479. Pepitone April 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Hey, CB, SJ, Trisha, or any of the other regulars …

    I just joined the party tonight, and remembered Guiseppe from last year had some sort of health issue he was dealing with. How is he doing?

    Sorry if this is old news, but I have been out of the loop until tonight. I just want to know if anyone knows how it all ended up.

  1480. BD (Boston Dave) April 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Reminds me a little of the AJ vs Beckett game where the Yanks went out to a 6-0 lead only to lose it.

    These games happen over the course of a season. This one just happens to be opening day.

    CC threw a clunker against Baltimore to start 2009.

    I thought he was ok in this one but tired out and was left out there to get hit.

    Toronto started last season on fire. Yanks were 15-17 in April 2009.

    They’ll be fine.

  1481. m April 4th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Disappointing game. Hopefully, they got it out of their system.

    Girardi stayed a tad too long with CC.
    The bullpen failed.
    And what’s the deal with Marte making an appearance?
    At least the bats were alive.

    AJ needs to take his vitamins and focus pills. :P

  1482. Marcus April 5th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Only 161 to go.
    Amazing that Jon Miller got the Ford Frick award from the Hall of Fame this year. I can’t stand him doing a non-Yankee game either.

  1483. Jon Miller April 5th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    SOX WIN!

    SOX WIN!

  1484. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    AND PEDROIA SETTLED THE QUESTION OF WHO IS THE BETTER PLAYER.

  1485. Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Hey everyone ! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve been on the blog but it’s nice to see the regulars. Too bad the trolls came out.

  1486. Pat M. April 5th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Well this was a rerun of early last season, when the Yanks let a game slip thru their hands……I don’t how many have been to Fenway, but trust me even though it says 310 down the line, it’s at least 10 feet shorter…….That flyball was a warning track fly at best….Oh well, go get em Tuesday……

  1487. igotid88 April 5th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    who would’ve been the Yankee player of the game had they won?

  1488. Nat April 5th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Didn’t Robertson give up the game-tying hit to Beltre?

    How did he look good?

    No one looked good tonight, not a single pitcher.

  1489. Yup.. April 5th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    UPDATE, 10:50 p.m.: The moral of this game might be that it’s always nice to have a really good defensive team, but it is also very nice to have a very good offensive team.

    Yup

  1490. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    BD, you’re not worried about the pen?

    The Sox showed a lot of moxie and Pablebon/Bard got the job done…

  1491. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    BOSTON DAVE IS AN IDIOT.

    IF YOU THINK THIS BULLPEN IS “FINE”, SOMETHING IS VERY VERY WRONG

  1492. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    “Lester and Lackey on deck…..I smell a sweep!!!!!!”

    I smell the Red Sox getting off to a hot start and fading from July onward.

  1493. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    “AND PEDROIA SETTLED THE QUESTION OF WHO IS THE BETTER PLAYER.”

    half pint hit a fly ball hanger off a shaky Chan Ho Park and he’s the better player? Robi Cano by the end of the season will smoke him.

  1494. Balzo April 5th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I hate starting the season vs. Boston.

    Couldn’t they have given both teams a chance to get their feet under them? Now we have to wait 48 hours to play again.

  1495. Little Swish April 5th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    //WHo has ever had a 2 HR game in their first as a Yankee?//

    Not Granderson!!!!!!! And the Yaaaaaaaaankees Lose!!!!!!!! The Yankees lose!!!!!!

  1496. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    AJ IS PITCHING TUESDAY, FOLKS.

    NOT A GOOD MATCHUP FOR THE YANKS

  1497. BD (Boston Dave) April 5th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Betsy,

    I’ll pretend you didn’t ask me that after 1 game :)

  1498. twenty-eight April 5th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Bummer that the Sox had to win tonight on a passed ball. That just sucks.

    Whatever, see you all Tuesday. Glad to be back!

  1499. Zach April 5th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    You can never predict bullpens. Relievers, aside from elite closers, do not follow a linear path. It usually fluctuates.

  1500. Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Dan

    Why are you so negative ? I’m sure you said the same thing last year.

  1501. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 5th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    CB April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    Watching this game tonight you can see that the yankees are a better team than the Sox.

    The Sox are a good club but they don’t have the yankees talent.
    ====

    Yeah, they are just as I thought they’d be – pretty yeoman like, with a few bright lights.

    Tampa is going to be our competition for the division. They have more x-factor because of youth and their BP, but way more upside and ability to cause trouble.

    Boston will finish third.

  1502. BD (Boston Dave) April 5th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    “Didn’t Robertson give up the game-tying hit to Beltre?”

    —————

    he gave up a single with the infield drawn in. big deal. he got everyone else out and looked fine.

    robertson isn’t going to always get out of bases loaded no-out jams.

    (granted it was probably a hit either way)

  1503. Fire Girardi April 5th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Girardi made a big mistake in not bring Boone Logan and keeping Marte in tampa until he healed.

  1504. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    BETSY,

    BOSTON DAVE IS PRETENDING THAT JOBA WASN’T THROWING 92-93 FOR MUCH OF HIS APPEARANCE. AND HE’S PRETENDING THAT PARK DIDN’T SOIL HIMSELF ON THE MOUND. ANYBODY WATCHING THAT GAME REALIZES THAT THE YANKS DON’T HAVE A SINGLE RELIABLE RELIEVER OUTSIDE OF MO.

  1505. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    LOL BD, ok. I’m honestly glad everyone is non-plussed about the game.

  1506. Donnie - Will Meet Youkilis Under the O'Neill Banner April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I would just like to say that I’d very much like some kind of feature for this place that allows us to hide all comments from users we really don’t want to hear from.

    There’s honestly a couple people around here that make this place absolutely unreadable at times.

  1507. BIG Daddy April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    //“Lester and Lackey on deck…..I smell a sweep!!!!!!”

    I smell the Red Sox getting off to a hot start and fading from July onward.//

    Funny….I don’t! Good pitching will always beat good hittin. We just beat your best. You have nothing left until CC again in the rotation! Looks like a 0-5 start in the Bronx!

  1508. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    “Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:03 am
    Dan

    Why are you so negative ? I’m sure you said the same thing last year.”

    You really believe that sqwuaker is a Yankees fan?

  1509. Dave D. April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Park was an awful signing from the start. He is an NL pitcher, a 36 yr old one to boot. He pitched OK against us in the WS (all in games where the Phils were trailing, BTW), and suddenly he is this great pitcher?

    Poor job by Cashman thinking this guy could pitch in the AL East. What NL pitcher has proven that he could?

  1510. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Pep, GF was there the other night and appears to be feeling much better.

    Onward and upward.

    :)

  1511. Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Dan why are you even here ? You seem to hate the Yankees so go on NESN.com

  1512. CB April 5th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Pepi,

    Guiseppe Franco is doing better and has recently started posting more again. Perhaps he’ll post in the post game thread.

    Sounds like he really went through a lot.

    Fortunately, he said he’s doing better and getting healthier.

    It was nice to have him back here.

    As it’s good to see you here as well!

  1513. pat April 5th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Pepitone

    GF’s checked in occasionally this off season. Had a few months of very hard rehab and was still fighting his way through it last I read.

  1514. RT 342 April 5th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Remember, about 2 hours ago, when everyone wanted Girardi to go to the pen even earlier?

    If he did that, we might have lost by 5 runs.

  1515. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    JEREMY,

    ARE YOU THE SPRINGSTEEN FAN BY ANY CHANCE?

  1516. Kicker City USA April 5th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Yanks won’t repeat. There…I saved you a whole season of wast’in ya’lls time

  1517. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Wow, this is as bad as the place I fled from.

    I remember the early days, when I first discovered the online Yankee communities like some rare treasure that was kept hidden from me.

    But there’s just too much garbage for too few gems.

  1518. Ninja Burglar April 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    It’s too early to be worried about anything. The manager lost this one, not the bullpen.

  1519. julia cano April 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Dan April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    FACE THE FACTS PEOPLE

    –JOBA DOES NOT HAVE IT ANYMORE. HE INTIMIDATES NO ONE WITH THAT AVERAGE FASTBALL AND ROLLING SLIDER

    Seriously? Come on! Its the first game of the season!
    Remember last april? We doubted Teixera and almost doubted A-Rod. Lets ignore Joba’s stats last year, they dont matter. His stuff makes him perfect for the bullpen, he gives it everything and itll take him a bit to get back up to his high nineties but I dont doubt it will happen.

    Im psyched for the season, the Yankees are the BOMB as usual and tonight sucked but could have been a lot worse considering what we’ve been through.
    On a good note- how great was it seeing Beckett get screwed.?

  1520. Pepitone April 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Thanks, CB and Trish, that’s great news!

    Like Trish said, onward and upward.

    World Champion New York Yankees … sounds sooooo nice!

  1521. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    AJ against Lester to save our season, lol………..and watch the media blow up Jorge’s comments.

  1522. Y.M April 5th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    people gotta relax this is just game one u gotta lose some games…..yes this was a tuff one but chan ho wont be pitching meaning full innings. Robertson will pitch the 7th and joba the 8th. i dont liek teh way marte looked tho i would DL him n call up logan n just try to get marte 100% healthy. This team aint as bad as they looked tonight yes they gave up runs but so did that great red sox staff. It gunna be a great race till the end between these 2 teams and even the rays

  1523. BD (Boston Dave) April 5th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    goodnight all,

    tough loss. wish they were playing tomorrow but we’ll have to wait ’til tuesday to get it back.

  1524. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    The only thing I’m upset at tonight is Po Po allowing a wild pitch and a passed ball.

    You cant allow that to happen in a tie game.

  1525. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Bodh, if Chad and Sam aren’t going to ban some of these trolls, there’s nothing we can do except ignore them.

  1526. Al April 5th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Joba looked as bad as Park, FYI.

    Time to put those two down in the pecking order. Someone has to join Robertson right? We can’t go to MO for 3+ outs every night.

  1527. Corey April 5th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I know middle relief stunk tonight but no need for anyone to panic.

  1528. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Usually when a team goes on a road trip all you hope is to atleast stay .500, home field advantage, gm1, 161 gms left….SHADDUP!

  1529. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I KNOW MORE THAN YOU GUYS.

    MY BASEBALL CARD COLLECTION IS HUGE.

  1530. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Oh, and of course Joe West.

    Bard did not throw a single strike to Jeter in his 5 pitches or NJ in his 4 pitches, or Teixeira in his first 2 pitches, but somehow, he got the benefit of a cheap call for strike 1 to Tex. Telling. Very Telling.

  1531. gfd April 5th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Logan is in triple A over Park, it is terrible! 1 lefty in the pen why?

  1532. E City April 5th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    And of course, we have the off-day tomorrow coming off this game.

    We had this game…4 run lead in the 6th, 2 run lead in the 7th. Awful job by Park… proving he is another worthless NL reliever.

  1533. Andreas April 5th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    At least baseball is back. Oh well.

  1534. jake April 5th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Yes, Our bullpen blew the game….but, CC is at FAULT. he’s a #1 pitcher, the guy we depend on to get at 7 innings of at least 2-3 run ball so our offense (which has NO problem) can get us the win….YES our bullpen SUCKED tonight, but CC was at fault IMO

  1535. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    You can not blame the umpires for the Yankees pen being downright awful.

  1536. julia cano April 5th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    theres no way joba will become the star that he is / destined to be by constantly limiting him, we learned this last year with those joba rules.
    so glad to see him back in the pen.

    im psyched…hes young, hes energetic and hes shown hes capable. lets not give up!

  1537. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Pat M, that last run was a tough one. Saved a few sheckels with the prop bets or it would have been ugly.

    For Entertainment Purposes Only!!!! :mad:

  1538. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    YEAH, IT’S THE UMP’S FAULT! THAT’S IT

  1539. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Dave D. April 5th, 2010 at 12:05 am
    Park was an awful signing from the start. He is an NL pitcher, a 36 yr old one to boot. He pitched OK against us in the WS (all in games where the Phils were trailing, BTW), and suddenly he is this great pitcher?

    Poor job by Cashman thinking this guy could pitch in the AL East. What NL pitcher has proven that he could?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Burnett and Beckett seem to have had some pretty decent AL East careers, as have Cliff Lee and Wakefield.

  1540. Corey April 5th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Correct Brandon.

  1541. Big Dog April 5th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    World Series Champion

  1542. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 5th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Well, I’m still here.

    Too bad the way the game turned out. You can never count the Red Sox out at Fenway. Ever.

    I expected them to lose today, no big deal. I just never expected them to have a lead at all. :)

    So, tomorrow is day off, and Tuesday’s a new day. And one game is one game.

    And this time, for real, night all. Catch you tomorrow afternoon.

  1543. CB April 5th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    ” with ortiz, beltre, and cameron hitting behind youkillis, they have a lot of outs there if pitchers want to take advantage of them.

    i don’t think martinez is going to last as the red sox catcher .”

    randy-

    I agree with you. It was an ugly game on both sides. The yankees wound up playing an error filled game where they just looked like it was game 1.

    The big story of this game was how the game was played. The Red Sox have significant structural flaws in their team. You could see them in the way the game was executed.

    They are a good team and they’ll be in the race. But the yankees are the better team and a more balanced one at that.

  1544. Josh April 5th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I have no idea where Joe goes if AJ comes out after 6 with a lead.

    Mitre? lol

  1545. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Pepitone April 5th, 2010 at 12:08 am
    Thanks, CB and Trish, that’s great news!

    Like Trish said, onward and upward.

    World Champion New York Yankees … sounds sooooo nice!”

    Beautifully put Trisha.

    But I didnt hear World Champion NY Yankees but 2 times during the ESPN broadcast tonight :)

  1546. randy l. April 5th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    “They’ll be fine.”

    bd-

    i agree.

    as a matter of fact, i think they’re going to be really good.

    i’m liking granderson in center already.

    i liked having winn on the bench to come in for nick johnson after nick did his thing and walked on four pitches.

    the only thing i didn’t like about that was girardi not having winn steal right away.

    we know the yankees often start slow and jell as the season progresses.

    no biggie tonight.

  1547. Michelle April 5th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I am surprised that Marte didn’t start the season on the DL. The Yanks have Logan to replace him for now. I know it wasn’t all of his fault that they lost but if he is hurt he should not be pitching. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is on the DL Tuesday.

    Posada has a lot of trouble catching a ball if it isn’t exactly where he thinks it will be thrown. He needs to do better than that. The 2 past balls/wild pitch was hard to watch.

  1548. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    GB, he does have a lot to prove in the AL……..

  1549. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 5th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:09 am
    Bodh, if Chad and Sam aren’t going to ban some of these trolls, there’s nothing we can do except ignore them
    ====

    Betsy,

    I just skimmed through this. I was on another site, which was hijacked by the loser who sits there and pines for Jose Molina, running down Posada every chance he gets.

    It’s really just not enjoyable any more. There are some great posters in here, and some on other sites, but its just too much trouble to get through the detritus to read a decent post.

    There’s no safe place, and spending time with people who are either disturbed or who have an incredibly low baseball IQ is just a waste of my time. No safe place any more, I’m done.

    Enjoy the season. :D.

  1550. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I COULD WORK FOR THE YANKEES. I’D MAKE A BETTER MANAGER THAN GIRARDI AND A FAR SUPERIOR GM THEM CASHMAN

    :mad:

  1551. Corey April 5th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Im no huge Park fan. But lets not get carried away about game 1 here. Lets see what else happens before it becomes a “terrible signing”. Plus it’s not like he was brought in to be the best reliever.

  1552. Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I knew that the Red Sox fans would be here boasting about this win. You guys said the same thing last year talking about being 6-0 and look what happened at the end. The Yankees tied up the season series, won the World series, and the Red Sox got swept by the Angels.

  1553. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    “Big Dog April 5th, 2010 at 12:13 am
    World Series Champion”

    You mean we actually won that shiny thing last yr. ?

  1554. Wanderer April 5th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    As a Yankee fan living in Boston, I have to tell you that Boston’s inferiority complex to NY is pretty sad. These fans are some bad winners and losers.

  1555. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    “The Red Sox have significant structural flaws in their team. You could see them in the way the game was executed.”

    AND EVEN WITH THOSE STRUCTURAL FLAWS (LOL), BOSTON WAS ABLE TO SCORE A TON OF RUNS AND ACTUALLY HAS A GUY WHO CAN SET UP THEIR CLOSER AND NOT PISS HIS PANTS OUT OF FEAR.

    DOESN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THE YANKS THAT THEY CAN’T COMPETE WITH A STRUCTURALLY FLAWED TEAM

  1556. ray (sox fan) April 5th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Yes I am a Sox fan, but my goodness this is only one game.

    Comments such as this proves Pedroia is better than Cano are ridiculous.

    Seems like in the last half dozen years the Yankees always start out slow but finish the season strong.

    I still see the Yankees winning the division, but I do think the Sox and Tampa will make it interesting.

  1557. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 April 5th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Gardner was good at the plate, and this loss OVERSHADOWED his home plate steal off Beckett.

    Yankees fan remember those heathens play well at home, and lousy on the road.

  1558. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Bodh, the one guy here really is polluting the place; yeah, we can ignore him, but he should be put out of his misery (or, we should be put out of ours).

  1559. Brick April 5th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    CC blew a 4 run lead.

    Look no further. He gets that 5-1 lead, he has to take us home. Instead, he put the game in the hands of the likes of Chan Ho Park, an injured Marte, and the mediocrity that is Joba.

    Starter on fumes > ANYONE not named MO in the pen. Until someone steps up, that is the way it has to be.

  1560. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    bodhi, a confluence of events made it extra trollish here tonight and presumably at the other top-secret site you were visiting, but fear not, it will not be like that for the whole season. Think about it.

  1561. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    ray

    the lone, singular, ever classy Red Sox fan!!!

  1562. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    “ray (sox fan) April 5th, 2010 at 12:16 am ”

    We’ll trade Dan for one of your Red Sox fans, straight up whadda-ya-say

  1563. ray (sox fan) April 5th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Hey CR9…how are you?

  1564. Sean Serritella April 5th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Tough loss. Still 161 to go.

  1565. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    1 game is hardly an indicator of anything. Boston was supposed to have outstanding pitching and defense. Was anyone impressed by their pitchers and fielders tonight??

    If this game was played at Yankee Stadium, I have no doubt that the Yankees would have pulled it out.

  1566. Trevor April 5th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Doesn’t Mitre and Aceves serve the same purpose? I rather have another short reliever instead of 2 long.

  1567. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Hey Ray – nice win for your guys.

  1568. Big Dog April 5th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    I love Baseball it has a power to make life story. Its going to be a great season

  1569. Evan April 5th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    It doesn’t bother me when the lose, cuz that’s a part of the game.

    But it kills me when they give the game away, either through errors (Gardner, Posada) or bad managerial decisions (starting CC in the 6th, after he gave up 3hits and a walk in the 5th).

  1570. ray (sox fan) April 5th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    I think I have to pass on that one Brandon! :)

  1571. Alex April 5th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Park wouldn’t be the first pitcher who bombed in the AL East after success in the NL. Yeah, his high 80s slop can fool guys in ST, not hitters in the middle of Boston’s lineup.

    Maybe its better to release Mitre and make him the long man and bring up another short reliever.

  1572. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    RS, I don’t get that argument. The Yankees have played in Fenway for a long time, they know how to play here. They didn’t lose the game because of Fenway; they lost because the Sox did more things right and less things wrong than the Yankees.

  1573. RalphieD (OPPC) April 5th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    “Park wouldn’t be the first pitcher who bombed in the AL East after success in the NL. Yeah, his high 80s slop can fool guys in ST, not hitters in the middle of Boston’s lineup.”

    he was throwin his fb upwards of 93 today

  1574. CB April 5th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    ray,

    Congrats on the win and thanks for the comments.

    It’s going to be an exciting season. You guys have a good club, though I do think that it’s somewhat unbalanced.

    But it’ll be an exciting race as always. Also agree with your take on TB. Very good club outside of their pen.

  1575. H-Town April 5th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    If Chamberlain can’t be an 8th inning guy for us, he really serves no purpose on the 25 man roster. You might as well let him go down to AAA if Joe can’t count on him to get big outs for us up here in the late innings.

    We don’t need a mop up man – we already have Mitre and Park looks to be heading in that direction as well.

  1576. G. Love April 5th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I felt like CC was gassed and laboring through the 5th. I probably would have taken him out after 5 with the 5-2 lead at the time, but based on how the pen performed tonight, it probably wouldn’t have mattered.

    It’s the first game of the season. CC isn’t conditioned yet to give the length we need.

    It sucks to lose to Boston, but there’s also some solace in the fact that they don’t win a game like tonight w/o playing in that joke of a park. Put them in a real stadium with a legit LF wall and they are a pop gun offense.

    They still have to play 1/2 their games on the road, so I’m not that worried about them.

  1577. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:14 am
    GB, he does have a lot to prove in the AL……..

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    If Park is still having issues on 1 June, then, I’ll be concerned about him. Just not after Game #1, otherwise, I’d better be concerned about Teixeira, Johnson, Robertson, Chamberlain and Sabathia.

  1578. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Hey Ray. Doing good!

    But watching ESPN all night has me a bit perturbed. Thankfully, there should only be about 15-20 Yankees games on ESPN/Fox this year.

    That leaves 140 games of semi-peace.

    How are you doing, and which channel did you watch it on?

  1579. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    “1 game is hardly an indicator of anything. Boston was supposed to have outstanding pitching and defense. Was anyone impressed by their pitchers and fielders tonight??”

    SCHOENWEISS AND BARD LOOKED BETTER THAN ANY YANKEE RELIEVER. AND THEIR DEFENSE WAS NO WORSE THAN NY, CERTAINLY (DOUBLE STEAL VS GARDNER’S HORRFIC THROW).

  1580. ray (sox fan) April 5th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Hi Betsy. Off course I am glad the Sox won but it seemed like they had to pull out all the stops. Pedro throwing out the first ball. Neil Diamond singing Sweet Caroline.

    I have to admit it was all a bit humorous.

    Your guys will do fine this year in spite of tonight.

  1581. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    “I think I have to pass on that one Brandon! ”

    Com’on Ray, he already thinks Pedroia is a better hitter than Robi Cano :)

  1582. randy l. April 5th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    “Yes I am a Sox fan, but my goodness this is only one game.”

    ray( sox fan)

    the only way one game this early could make a big difference would be if a key player on either team was injured and would be out a significant amount of time.

    nice to see remy back.

    i was wondering after the health problems he had last year.

    even as a yankee fan i enjoy listening to him.

    espn would never hire him .

    he’s not biased enough for the red sox and against the yankees.

  1583. m April 5th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Robertson needs to be the EIG for now.

  1584. Dave April 5th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I’m no Melancon fan, but he has to better than Park, right?

  1585. Carl April 5th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    G love I agree with you about cc. D-Rob should have started that inning. Even though he gave up 2 hits up to that point, he wasn’t sharp at all.

  1586. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 5th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Nick,

    I’ve enjoyed posting in here with you, and some of the other regulars. You’re a fun, thoughtful read. I don’t always comment, but I appreciate a lot of the stuff that goes silently by, especially food notes and Henry Jamesian offbeat travel stuff you drop in here.

    I just need a hiatus perhaps. I’ll circle back in down the road, I’m sure. Looking forward to the year and attending most home games. Go Yanks!

  1587. Frank April 5th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Tough one, but you’ll have a half dozen or so of these over 162. There were some good things, especially offensively, and Joba had me teased with the way he was throwing to get Beltre to end the 7th, but some spotty defense, ugly bullpenning, and questionable managerial decisions were on display as well.

    It’s over now. Can’t un-ring a bell. On to Tuesday.

  1588. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Agreed. Remy’s is a class act. A TRUE Boston fan, but a genuinely funny and decent guy, not a Yankees hater.

  1589. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    HERE’S THE UNDENIABLE TRUTH…

    –IN A FEW WEEKS, PEOPLE WILL BE CLAMORING FOR HUGHES TO GO BACK TO THE PEN.

  1590. m April 5th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Dan,

    Spew all the crap you want, but ya gotta stop the f’in shouting. Seriously. It’s even more juvenile than your content.

  1591. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    GB, that’s true, but all those guys have track records. If Park was the only “question”, it wouldn’t be a biggie, but Marte’s health concerns me. If he’s healthy, he’s good, but is he healthy? That said, of course you’re right – it is just one performance; I don’t want to kill the guy because he had a bad night.

    Ray, I admit that this loss is gnawing at me more than I want it to, but I’m sure we’ll be fine. I didn’t really think 162-0 was a realistic goal.

  1592. CB April 5th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    “The Yankees have played in Fenway for a long time, they know how to play here. They didn’t lose the game because of Fenway; they lost because the Sox did more things right and less things wrong than the Yankees.”

    Betsy-

    That’s not the point. The Red Sox were two teams last year – one that played at home and one that played on the road.

    Their offense is highly structured around playing at Fenway. They scored around 1.5 runs per game more at home. That’s an enormous gap.

    And the player for who benefits the most by playing in fenway due to his swing is Pedroia. He had limited power on the road last year.

    And the Sox lost Bay over the winter.

    There ‘s a real uncertainty over how they are going to perform offensively, especially on the road.

  1593. Rich on the 6 train April 5th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I know it is one game. But I have said for the last week that I would have put Marte on the DL and used Logan.

    My only other complaint is why he left CC in there that long even though the pen blew it.

    Well hopefully the butterflys are gone.

  1594. Ramon April 5th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Joba looked awful too. So much for him ‘finding it’ in the pen. Hughes looked good from day 1 in the pen… remember those 96 MPH fastballs and that hook to Longoria to K him?

    At this point, i’ll just let marte pitch complete innings. he is much better than park or joba.

  1595. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    M, Joe seems to have some weird thing with Robertson; I don’t really think he trusts him. He definitely should have stayed in the game.

  1596. GreenBeret7 April 5th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    ray (sox fan) April 5th, 2010 at 12:16 am
    Yes I am a Sox fan, but my goodness this is only one game.

    Comments such as this proves Pedroia is better than Cano are ridiculous.

    Seems like in the last half dozen years the Yankees always start out slow but finish the season strong.

    I still see the Yankees winning the division, but I do think the Sox and Tampa will make it interesting.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    I hope “Yaz” gets stuck trying to mate with a drain pipe.

    Evening, Ray. Hope all is well with you and the (sox fan) family. What an ugly win or loss this would have been for either side. Nice to see a bit on reason from a Boston fan.

  1597. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I miss Joe Francisco, he was a better poster than Dan. :(

  1598. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    No worries, bodhi, but most of the factors that made it a mess here tonight — opening night, only game in MLB, nationally televised, Yanks-Socks, and a Yankee meltdown — won’t be repeated… or at least that combination won’t be repeated.

    Anyway, if it’s not fun then why bother, so hopefully it’ll be more fun in the future.

  1599. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    THIS IS THE REAL ME. THE OTHER GUY IS AN IMPOSTER.

    LOSERS!

  1600. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    “RS, I don’t get that argument. The Yankees have played in Fenway for a long time, they know how to play here.”

    It doesn’t have to make sense, but the Yankees have traditionally been terrible at Fenway Park during the first half of the season. In the past 4 years they are something like 3-12 there.

    Conversely, they have dominated the Sox during the second half of the season, especially at home.

    And I do think that the Sox wouldn’t have had as much momentum had they been playing at YS (getting 3 straight 2 out hits off Sabathia, etc). Just think for a second about all the comebacks they have had against the Yankees at Fenway the last couple years, and then try to think of any comebacks they had at YS during that time. There’s a big difference.

  1601. yanks 77 April 5th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    The “Joba to the pen!” folks got their wish… and they saw what Joba looks like in the pen – average.

    Eerily similar to what we saw in the WS (though he looked much better in the WS)… his stuff is played up, but hitters have no problem with it and his command is off.

  1602. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    “No worries, bodhi, but most of the factors that made it a mess here tonight — opening night, only game in MLB, nationally televised, Yanks-Socks, and a Yankee meltdown — won’t be repeated… or at least that combination won’t be repeated.”

    WITH THAT BULLPEN, A YANKEE MELTDOWN WILL BE HAPPENING QUITE OFTEN, IMO.

  1603. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    CB, that’s fair. I’ve always thought that really good teams shouldn’t be so dependent on home cooking. Of course, great pitching goes a long way, so I think the Sox will be fine regardless. I’ve always been proud of the fact that the Yankees are very good on the road, even in hostile environments.

  1604. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Joe Francisco >>>> Dan

  1605. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Joe Francisco thought it was a home game and is still waiting underneath the Chase Wright banner. :(

  1606. Rockks April 5th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    God, why did 2009 ever have to end? It was so much fun, now we’re back to stressful games and question marks.

    It was such a pleasant winter being on top and remembering 09.

  1607. Mineo April 5th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    damaso marte’s yankee career: 31.2 IP, 25 ER. 16BB. 7.21 ERA.
    damaso marte’s 2010 salary: $4,000,000

    the yankees, from 2001-2008, paid attention to the latter category and did not regard the first. i fear that this will occur again, specifically with the mix of aging players and screwed-up relievers. i say screwed-up because they’re inflicted with the joba symptom… guys that failed as starters and were unsuccessfully converted to relievers in order to prevent their contracts from looking like a total disaster. the yankees have a mess of these guys in their bullpen. only dude who has been a reliever the entire time has been robertson. and whoa, wouldn’t you know, he is undoubtedly the best one. yankees bullpen deserves a reality show 1 game into the season… aged veterans with their careers on a rapid decline to the point where they’re converted to relievers on desperate teams, and young players who failed as starters and are now relievers with an ERA over 5. evidently the red sox can go to japan one year and get two shutdown relievers for $2m each but the yankees staff sits in their rooms throughout the winter thinking about whether to pursue chan ho park or todd van poppel.

    it’s absurd to me that damaso marte and sergio mitre have spot on a major league baseball team but joe nelson is practically unemployed. really? joe nelson is nothing to rave about, but i think we can agree where he sits compared to those disasters. oh, did you know he’s an actual reliever and not a fake, altered and faltered one?

  1608. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    SJ RAN AWAY.

    HE JUST AFWAID.

    HE JUST A LIL GUY

  1609. Paulie Numbers April 5th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Let’s draw season conclusions based off the first game!

    Or..

    I won’t get drawn into such an argument. The Yankees lost the first 8 games to the Sox last year and won the World Series. Since when is Opening Night a microcosm for the season?

  1610. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 5th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Well, I’m sure a good night’s sleep will make me feel better. Despite being downright aggravated by the loss, I’m sure this team will be fine.

    Have a good night, all!

  1611. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    “Joe Francisco thought it was a home game and is still waiting underneath the Chase Wright banner. ”

    What? What happened to the Paul O’neill banner :x

  1612. Rich on the 6 train April 5th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Even though Robertson was not his best. I believe he is going to have a very good season. I am not as confident yet with Joba and Marte. If Ace is healthy he will be effective. Don’t know what Mitre or Park will give us, but believing they will come through.

  1613. m April 5th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Betsy,

    I think that Girardi went to Robertson because he wanted to clean up the mess so to speak (at least I’m hoping so). So, I’m okay with the short stint.

    But I’d like to see Robertson set up because he’s the best of the candidates right now. I don’t think that Joba and Park are as bad as they pitched tonight, but Robertson did a really nice job last season.

  1614. Doreen - 2010 GTLU April 5th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I keep waiting for Youkilis to show he’s a flash in the pan. Not gonna happen is it? :lol:

  1615. Dan April 5th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    WHY IS EVERYONE IGNORING ME. THIS IS THE REAL ME! I AM SMARTER THAN ALL OF YOU NEANDERTHALS!

  1616. Dale April 5th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Avoid sports talk radio and the papers like the plague until we get our first win.

    I can already hear giddy Joe and Evan, Francessa returning to worshiping the Sox, and snarky articles by Sherman, Madden, Lupica, Wally Matthews, Heyman, etc. Kay might be an OK listen, he usually defends the Yankees after games like this.

    But its going to be a brutal media day tomorrow and Tuesday.

  1617. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Chan Ho >>> Phil Coke’s interviews :lol:

  1618. m April 5th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    FAKE DAN>>>>TEH REAL DAN

  1619. Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Oh no ! the Yankees lost to the Red Sox on opening day !

    Big Deal ! The Yankees always start off slow including CC Sabathia. The Red Sox always start off hot and then finish cold.

    I was not that impressed with the Red Sox pitching and “great” defense. Jon Lester is the best pitcher they have.

  1620. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Not a flash in the pan, but I think the pan hit him flush in his face.

  1621. V Tech April 5th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Can’t win much with one pitcher in the pen. Someone has to join Robertson as a reliable arm.

    I’m inclined to give Marte a chance to be a real SU man, not a LOOGY. Aceves also should get a look.

    Joba is lost – no high leverage situations for him until he starts to get guys out. Same with Park.

  1622. m April 5th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Doreen,

    We’ll just have to settle for looks like he got hit in the face with a pan. :(

  1623. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 5th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for the GF updates those who posted them. I’d been wondering how he’d been doing too. I”m really glad to hear that he seems to be on the mend and is posting more around here.

  1624. G. Love April 5th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    m,

    I also agree Joe went with Robertsen there because he wanted it nipped in the bud. I think Robertsen is his 2nd most important reliever to Mo and I think he’s going to leverage him all season to stop big innings before they start.

    I think he’s going to treat him like an early innings closer, so to speak, unless he doesn’t take to that role.

    Again, I would have taken CC out after 5 and then went to a guy like Park or Joba for the 6th and mixed and matched my way to Mo, but there’s no reason to think that would have worked.

    I do think that if a giant wall wasn’t 10 feet away from the SS in LF, Boston would have scored 3-4 runs tonight, which is what they will probably average on the road this season if they are lucky.

  1625. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Baylor women made it close with UCONN (closer than any other team, at least).

  1626. Carl April 5th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I wish Pel was still around :(

  1627. belial April 5th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    heck, did anyone watch robertson? he was no better than the other stiffs

  1628. m April 5th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    V Tech,

    The problem with marte, is he’s like the proverbial box of cheap chocolates. :(

  1629. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    The only thing I’m mad about is that the Yankees don’t play until Tuesday night and I won’t even be able to watch that game.

    Then again, maybe that’s a good thing.

  1630. CB April 5th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    The Red Sox have a #5 hole hitter who does not have the bat speed to square up 3-1 fastballs that are not located where they are intended to be by the pitcher.

    That is a major problem.

    They have a catcher who cannot throw the ball.

    That is a major problem.

    Losing a 9-7 game due to a bunch of mistakes that won’t be evident in two weeks isn’t a real concern.

  1631. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    If Granderson hits like he did a few yrs. ago we’ll have a section in YS called “Grand Central”

  1632. Billy April 5th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Joe will learn pretty quickly – Joba of 07/08 is gone. This version of Joba should not be pitching in high leverage situations.

    Park is another NL-reject, forget him.

  1633. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Granderson said he was shocked the fans didn’t give them the finger while he was in the team bus. :lol:

    I like him.

  1634. CR9 April 5th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    “The Red Sox have a #5 hole hitter who does not have the bat speed to square up 3-1 fastballs that are not located where they are intended to be by the pitcher.

    That is a major problem.

    They have a catcher who cannot throw the ball.

    That is a major problem.

    Losing a 9-7 game due to a bunch of mistakes that won’t be evident in two weeks isn’t a real concern.”

    EXACTLY.

    and hopefully, we wont be seeing Joe West too often either.

  1635. D-Town April 5th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    At this point, what about giving Mitre a shot in a close game late? He has a nice sinker and can’t be worse than Park or Joba?

  1636. Bret the Hitman April 5th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I’d rather see Joba struggling in the pen then struggling as a starter. Fine, maybe it’s his mechanics and not his role that has caused his diminished stuff. He can take that stuff to the pen where it belongs.

  1637. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Where is pat to judge the Youk/pan pun contest????

  1638. Frank April 5th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    “Their offense is highly structured around playing at Fenway. They scored around 1.5 runs per game more at home. That’s an enormous gap.”

    Don’t disagree CB, but Boston was still 3rd (albeit a distant 3rd) in the AL in runs scored on the road last year.

  1639. G. Love April 5th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I do agree that I saw nothing out of Joba tonight to get all excited about. He looks pedestrian and has looked pedestrian, to me, for quite a long time.

    Something is very different with him and I’m not sure the “phenom” we all fell in love with exists anymore.

    Hope he proves us wrong.

  1640. belial April 5th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    the yankees have a number two hitter that can’t hit and can’t run. he can draw walks and stays cemented at first.

    the yankees have a CF that cannot hit left handed pitching

    the yankees have a number five hitter that can’t hit with risp.

    the yankees have nobody in the bullpen outside of the closer who can get anyone out.

    the yankees have a catcher who can’t catch the ball.

    losing a 9-7 game is a wake-up call that these mistakes are not minor and will be revealing themselves in game after game after game

  1641. Paranoid April 5th, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Sox have something we don’t – a bullpen.

    Only guy we hit today was Ramon Ramirez, who will probably be DFA’d soon.

    Schoenweiss – shut us down
    Okijima – shut us down
    Bard – shut us down
    Papelbon – shut us down

    Why is it that they can bring in a guy like Schoenweiss who is garbage and he gets the job done, yet we bring in Park and he loses the game for us?

  1642. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    I hope Cad and Sam have that Granderson quote, LOL at him wanting more venom. :lol:

  1643. pat April 5th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Jeter looking a little follicly challenged in the postgame.

  1644. Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Hey you guys can watch the Mets on Monday since the Yankees aren’t playing. LOL !

    Now there is a team that will go far.

  1645. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Jeremy, Fernando Tatis is so awesome, I can’t wait to watch his ABs.

  1646. Scott April 5th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Brett,

    That’s fine, as long as he isin’t pitching in high leverage situations.

    Unfortunately, it appears only 1 reliever aside from Rivera CAN pitch in high leverage situations.

  1647. Frank April 5th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    “I’d rather see Joba struggling in the pen then struggling as a starter. Fine, maybe it’s his mechanics and not his role that has caused his diminished stuff. He can take that stuff to the pen where it belongs”

    I liked that he was working fast…….until men got on base. Then he really slowed it down. Guess I don’t remember him doing that in ’07, probably because he never let anyone on base. Didn’t see him shake off Posada, but he looked like he was thinking about it rather than letting instinct be his guide.

  1648. igotid88 April 5th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Hughes should be the 8th inning guy on his throw day.

  1649. Jweav April 5th, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Clearly this year is a total loss.

  1650. Dave April 5th, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Sadly, the Mets probably have a better pen than us.

    I’ll take Higorashi and Takahashi over Park any day

    Meija > Joba

    Feliciano > Marte

    Robertson is better than Shawn Green, so we do have that going for us…

  1651. psst April 5th, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Paranoid
    Park is an NL pitcher, not qualified to pitch in the AL East that’s why!

  1652. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    The Yankees are defending champs and the Red Sox are not. Tonight’s game doesn’t change anything, because until the Sox hit the road, they can’t prove that they have overcome their biggest flaw from last season.

  1653. m April 5th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Nick wins by virtue of time stamp. :mad:

    Add to the disappointments is the fact that these guys let Bard off the hook. Let him bury himself, kid couldn’t find the plate.

  1654. Bret the Hitman April 5th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    There’s no point in Jeter using Rogaine. He needs an organic shampoo with vitamins E and C. $9 a bottle for a 2 month supply. Much cheaper than Rogaine.

  1655. Jweav April 5th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Its Arod’s fault.

  1656. randy l. April 5th, 2010 at 12:48 am

    “The Red Sox have a #5 hole hitter who does not have the bat speed to square up 3-1 fastballs that are not located where they are intended to be by the pitcher.

    That is a major problem.

    They have a catcher who cannot throw the ball.”

    cb-

    it wouldn’t surprise me if the catcher replaces the dh before the season is over.

  1657. RT 43 April 5th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Anyone who thought Joba going to the pen would revert him back to the 07 form was kidding themselves.

    Joba needs AAA, tonight’s game should have made it crystal clear. If he pitches like that, he is going to pitch as often as Sergio Mitre.

  1658. Jeremy April 5th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Schoenweiss sucks ! Even a blind squirrel finds a nut. He won’t last long. Bard is good but he reminds me of Farnsworth with his straight fastball, Okajima is good but not as good as he was in 2007 and 2008, and Paps just throws a fastball.

    There bullpen is alright. Not great.

  1659. CB April 5th, 2010 at 12:49 am

    “Don’t disagree CB, but Boston was still 3rd (albeit a distant 3rd) in the AL in runs scored on the road last year.”

    Being ranked 3rd here is an example of an ordinal scale not really telling the full story. It was a very big drop off. And they lost Bay. They were a different a different offense on the road last year than they were at home.

    Even up in Boston they feel that Papi is going to need to have a big season for them. They need him to be the guy who ended last season and not the guy who began the season.

    His performance this year is a complete black box. Very hard to know what you are going to get from him.

    And he looked terrible at the plate tonight.

  1660. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    “Paranoid
    Park is an NL pitcher, not qualified to pitch in the AL East that’s why!”

    This the same guy that pitched against the heart of orders in the NL out of a HR ping pong ball park. The reason the Phillies made it to the POs was him.

  1661. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    The Red Sox bullpen looked pretty impressive last April also. How did that work out?

    Mejia better than Joba? Let the kid pitch a major league inning first. His numbers are terrible above A ball, and he’s still very young and inexperienced.

  1662. Frank April 5th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    “it wouldn’t surprise me if the catcher replaces the dh before the season is over.”

    I’d bet the house on it happening in 2011, but you could be right. It might be sooner.

  1663. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    “Mejia better than Joba? Let the kid pitch a major league inning first. His numbers are terrible above A ball, and he’s still very young and inexperienced.”

    Don’t go ripping Rivera’s twin :evil:

  1664. Trevor April 5th, 2010 at 12:53 am

    “Anyone who thought Joba going to the pen would revert him back to the 07 form was kidding themselves.”

    Mike Francesa?

  1665. Zach April 5th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Rumolo Sanchez > Park or Joba

  1666. randy l. April 5th, 2010 at 12:54 am

    “I’d bet the house on it happening in 2011, but you could be right. It might be sooner.”

    frank-

    actually as yankee fans we want martinez catching and ortiz in the five hole as long as possible :)

  1667. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    “Zach April 5th, 2010 at 12:54 am
    Rumolo Sanchez > Park or Joba”

    Christian Garcia over all.

  1668. yanks 77 April 5th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    The Knicks won tonight, if anyone cares.

  1669. CB April 5th, 2010 at 12:57 am

    The problem with DH’ing Martinez is that ultimately you have to find a catcher.

    Doing that mid season is going to be extremely difficult. What team is going to trade a decent catcher?

    Sox should have signed Greg Zaun or Rod Barajas in the off season.

    Catcher has been a problem for them for a while. It is not going to be easy to fix especially when they really need offense from behind the plate the way the team is structured.

  1670. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    “The Knicks won tonight, if anyone cares.”

    LeBron was in Boston, so we do not care.

  1671. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    “actually as yankee fans we want martinez catching and ortiz in the five hole as long as possible”

    Maybe for 2010, but then I would like to see the Sox scramble to find a catcher after this season.

  1672. Frank April 5th, 2010 at 12:58 am

    They were a different a different offense on the road last year than they were at home.”

    Probably the way it should be stated then. I agree 1.1 runs is a wide gap. Probably the biggest in the league, but they did average nearly 5 runs per game on the road (only the Yankees and Halos cleared 5 per on the road).

    I’d agree that not having Bay makes a difference, yet from top to bottom, I think I like their current edition a little better, especially the lower third of the order which is vastly improved over last year. That said, I agree with you a million percent that Ortiz’s slooow bat is a major issue for them.

  1673. RS April 5th, 2010 at 12:59 am

    “The problem with DH’ing Martinez is that ultimately you have to find a catcher.”

    How about the scruffy looking guy on the bench with a C on his jersey?

  1674. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Knicks/Warriors parlay cares.

  1675. Gary LI April 5th, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Time to bring up some HARD THROWERS

    Move Garcia to the pen and see if that helps him stay healthy
    Bring up Romulo Sanchez
    Bring up that kid Jason Hirsch, who apparently throws 97 MPH

    Enough with these guys topping out at 92-93 and getting smoked like Park and the 2010 Joba or Sergio Meat Tray

    Bring in some guys who throw HEAT like Bard was throwing tonight at us. Some guys who will throw 97 right down the middle and whiff guys. When journeymen like Beltre, Scutero, Ortiz, and Cameron are smacking our pitchers around, it is time to change course. Let’s bring in some flame throwers.

  1676. charlestonchew April 5th, 2010 at 1:05 am

    “Time to bring up some HARD THROWERS

    Move Garcia to the pen and see if that helps him stay healthy
    Bring up Romulo Sanchez
    Bring up that kid Jason Hirsch, who apparently throws 97 MPH

    Enough with these guys topping out at 92-93 and getting smoked like Park and the 2010 Joba or Sergio Meat Tray

    Bring in some guys who throw HEAT like Bard was throwing tonight at us. Some guys who will throw 97 right down the middle and whiff guys. When journeymen like Beltre, Scutero, Ortiz, and Cameron are smacking our pitchers around, it is time to change course. Let’s bring in some flame throwers.”

    I am so glad that you are not the GM of the New York Yankees.

    How about we keep the bullpen that we have for more than one game and see how it works out?

  1677. G. Love April 5th, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Farnsworth used to throw 99 and that worked out real well here, huh?

  1678. Brandon Awesome (B/c the KING of AWESOMMMMMMMMMME is here!) April 5th, 2010 at 1:09 am

    When the hell did Hirsch throw 97?

  1679. charlestonchew April 5th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Our team is solid all-around. This is the first game that any of the pitchers have pitched in in over 5 months.

    They are allowed a few mistakes. We just made a couple more. The good news for us is that our defense looked solid (besides a pass ball by Posada) and our hitters were making good, solid contact. Our pitchers, overall, looked like their stuff was good. The only exception being Marte.

    The picture is worse for the Red Sox. Miscommunications on defense – Gardner stealing home. Beckett looked absolutely and completely hittable. Scutaro’s range was questionable and many of the Red Sox hits were groundballs or bloopers.

    We were the ones crushing the ball – the Sox were hitting pop-up homeruns/doubles and grounders. That only works in Fenway. The Yankees were crushing the ball all day.

  1680. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 1:12 am

    There’s a reason I picked the Yankees to win 104 games and not 105. ;)

  1681. Matt April 5th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    This is exactly the point intelligent people have been making about the Joba/Hughes switch.

    Joba as the 5th starter with slightly diminished stuff hurts you far less than Joba the set up man with diminished stuff. Joba is not going to magically regain 5 mph on his fastball by going to the pen. His velocity is down because his mechanics are atrocious and his delivery is rarely repeated. When he falls apart in the 8th inning of a 1 or 2 run game, it hurts you far less than if he goes 6 innings and allows 2 runs in the first but settles in afterwards and only allows 1 or 2 more runs the rest of the way.

    Joba is terrible in his first inning as a starter, so why would it make sense to have him in the pen, where a bad first inning is game over? Hughes was a better reliever than Joba will be out of the pen, and Joba was a better 5th starter than Hughes has been in his career.

    So we basically take the proven starter and move him to the pen, and take the unproven starter but proven reliever and move him to the rotation. Sounds like a brilliant plan?

  1682. Matt April 5th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    *hurts you far more

    I meant to say he hurts you far more imploding in the 8th than imploding in the 1st and settling in later.

  1683. Pat M. April 5th, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Well Nick in SF…Tonight was a 2 game swing, Boston inched a game closer to 94, and the Yanks dropped a game towards the 94.5….Of course I jest….

  1684. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Pat M, I made the same jest when we were up 5-1 or 5-2… the jest was on me! :(

  1685. Nick in SF in Larkspur April 5th, 2010 at 1:21 am

    ooooops, :arrow:

  1686. Mr. BIGaLOW April 5th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    //The Yankees were crushing the ball all day.//

    Sure won them the game. Didn’t it! They can hit it as hard as they want all season long. The pitching is what will do in the Yanks this year. Last night was a prime example.

    Head-case AJ and Grampa Petitte at Fenway the next two games for the Red Sox sweep!!!!!

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