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Yankees pull within a half game

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia finally beat the Red Sox. Laboring through a high pitch count, and navigating through plenty of runners on base, the Yankees ace got huge outs when he needed them and helped the Yankees to a 5-2 win in their series opener at Fenway. He matched a season-high with 10 hits allowed, but also struck out 10, including Adrian Gonzalez three times. Eric Chavez had two RBI singles, Robinson Cano had an RBI double and Francisco Cervelli hit a solo home run over the Monster in left field. When Cervelli was hit by a pitch the next time up, the benches cleared, and when the dust settled, the Yankees were a half game out of first place.

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178 Responses to “Yankees pull within a half game”

  1. kcd August 30th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Captain Clutch August 30th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Hear, hear

  2. Bret The Hitman August 30th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    holla.

  3. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 30th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Long Live the Yankees ! May the RedSux CRASH and BURN !!! LOL :-)

  4. kd August 30th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    great picture of those two. would have loved to see cervelli just lay him out

  5. blake August 30th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    CC wins, Mo closes it at Fenway….wasn’t pretty but it was a W. CC worked hard for that one….10 K’s is nice. Logan was huge in this game….he may have saved it

  6. TheStraw August 30th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Where are the idiots who claimed the Sox were “pulling away” and “separating”?

  7. blake August 30th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    CC owned Gonzalez and that probably made as big a difference in the outcome as anything…..

  8. Carlo August 30th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Seeing that picture further cements my hope that mariano broke saltalamachias wrist.

  9. Tarheel In NYC August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    It’s a moot point now, but I was noticing the facial expression and the body language of the ump when Joe G was in his face. I don’t think he felt at all confident about the call. But of course he’s going to save face and stick with it.

    Yankees win! :D

  10. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Great win!!! LoHud gumbo party at Tar’s house!

  11. m August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Great job by the bullpen tonight.

    Douchebag of the game nominees:

    1) HP Ump
    2) Lackey
    3) HP Ump

    Great job by CC gutting it out for 6 innings. Great job by Cervelli tonight, too.

  12. Betsy August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Whew………

  13. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Wegner should get a suspension for what he did. He instigated that with Girardi, on top of the bad call. Of course, nothing will happen to that POS umpire, though, because Selig is braindead to the problem that umpires think they should make the game about themselves.

  14. JM August 30th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Postgame on YES?

  15. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Red Sox standard for brawl: catchers must always keep their protective equipment on.

  16. MG August 30th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    all these complaints about Teix meanwhile Gonzalez went 0-5 with 3 K’s and left a bunch of runners on base.

    Teix is probably the last guy to be satisfied with his season, plays his ass off every game even when hurt, saves a ton of runs on defense, knocks in 100+ every year and if you read this blog he’s the second coming of Steve Balboni.

  17. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Well maybe they woke up a sleeping Giant.
    Thanks, Cervy and Joe.
    Rothschild gave em a piece of his mind too.
    Would have liked for Joe to kick his hat…

  18. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    if you read this blog he’s the second coming of Steve Balboni.
    ================
    more than 1/2 of these posts are from kids.

  19. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Well maybe they woke up a sleeping Giant.
    Thanks, Cervy and Joe.
    Rothschild gave em a piece of his mind too.
    Would have liked for Joe to kick his hat…

    ************

    Joe definitely is an amateur. He needs to work on his Martin/Pinella field goal dirt kick.

  20. luis August 30th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    m,

    it’s a tie between the ump and lackey, he was waiting to strike, fortunately it ended up hurting him…..

    Logan made the biggest pitch of the night…I am exhausted, this games really drain you out wow!!

  21. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    m, it was the third base umpire, Wegner who made the wrong call on Salty swinging/HBP, and on top of it, Girardi threw up his arms, turned his back and Wegner was jawing at Girardi.

    Wegner incited it on top of apparently not knowing the rules of baseball.

  22. scuzzles August 30th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    CC + some fight tonite = a win. Great to see some Yankee toughness tonite. They’ve been rolling over to the Sox all friggin year. Until tonite.

  23. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Red Sox standard for brawl: catchers must always keep their protective equipment on.

    ————————————————————

    Comes from a long line of Nancy boys.

  24. Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Sabathia only won this game because he read the demands by WCDB that he “man up” tonight.

    How else can this be explained?

  25. m August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Yogi,

    I thought about nominating the 3B umpire, but the strikezone was ridiculous for CC. A lot of stuff wasn’t even close. And how can he not award Granderson 1B? :steam:

  26. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    m August 30th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Great job by the bullpen tonight.

    Douchebag of the game nominees:

    1) HP Ump
    2) Lackey
    3) HP Ump
    4) Tar

  27. Captain Clutch August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Good thing Cervelli stood up for himself since no one else on this team will. Hopefully they can smack around Buckett tomorrow and Thursday’s game will be over before it even starts.

  28. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    # Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Sabathia only won this game because he read the demands by WCDB that he “man up” tonight.

    How else can this be explained?
    =====================
    ya gonna take that dude?

  29. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Sabathia only won this game because he read the demands by WCDB that he “man up” tonight.

    How else can this be explained?

    ***********

    Told ya’!

  30. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    AJ will throw a no hitter on Thursday so Girardi and Cashman can claim for the next two years that AJ simply has an August problem. Like Tex struggles in April for whatever reason AJ struggles in August. We have faith in him and will continue to try figure out what the issue with August is.

  31. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I wonder why CC hasn’t used his CU on the RS. Every game this season he has been just using the slider and fastball.

  32. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Cervelli: “I’m not a problematic guy” :smile:

  33. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Pretty funny that the last 3 Yankee HRs vs Boston are Cervelli, Gardner, and Nunez.

  34. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    LGY, I hope AJ does throw a no hitter on Thursday… as I am going to the game with a couple of my friends. Sitting behind HP.

  35. JM August 30th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Typical Yankees-Red Sox game, almost 4 hours long.

    With Beckett taking almost a minute between pitches these days, tomorrow’s will likely last close to 5.

  36. Tar August 30th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Nice to get a series opener especially against the Sox.

    Thanks to those that answered me on the last thread.

    “Tar, to try and tack on runs. The objective of baseball is to win. Scoring as many runs as possible increases the likelihood of winning”

    I guess where we see things differently is….

    Working the count is always a good thing, But getting a good pitch to hit, and driving it is even better.

    In that situation I am looking for a hit not a walk. Work the count in your favor if you can, but if you see a pitch you like, take a hack at it.

    Different situations should have different priorities, but in the 9th with the lead and nobody on I say go for the hit.

  37. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    CC gutted it out tonite..didn’t have great stuff but got outs when he had to.
    Big game.

  38. m August 30th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I can’t even tip to the Boston offense tonight. They were given so many gift calls. It was nothing close to a level playing field.

    Kudos to the Yankees for keeping their cool. That’s the kind of stupid stuff they deal with all the time.

  39. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    CC did look pretty hot about the POS Lackey hitting Cervelli.

    I really like that about CC. Next game watch CC hit Ortiz again. That was priceless.

  40. Junior0201 August 30th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:17 pm
    if you read this blog he’s the second coming of Steve Balboni.
    ================
    more than 1/2 of these posts are from kids.

    Agreed, yet those kids wouldn’t know balboni from balogne. Tex is worth the money and more. He has produced way more then any first baseman with the glove and the bat since the Yanks runs in the 90′s. Anyone who thinks otherwise, is likely a sox fan enamored with Adrian ofer gonzo.

  41. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    After AJ’s no hitter on Thursday Kay will repeat ad nauseum that AJ still has great stuff.

  42. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Agreed m. Tonight the strike zone was…. interesting.

  43. Bronx Jeers August 30th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Ed Randall doesn’t like Cervelli’s clap.

    This coming from a man that used to wear plaid sport coats.

  44. JobaTipsHisCap August 30th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    good win!!

    Finally CC got a win vs. Sux, though he had to throw a low.
    Can they got one more win?

  45. JM August 30th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    After AJ?s no hitter on Thursday Kay will repeat ad nauseum that AJ still has great stuff
    ______________

    He will repeat that ad nauseum after AJ gives up 12 runs, as well.

  46. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I think Cervy’s clap woke this team up against Boston.

  47. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Why isn’t Beckett given a warning about taking so long between pitches?

  48. m August 30th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Yogi,

    It wasn’t just the zone. The check swings, not HBP. But yeah, the zone was …interesting….as you say.

    Maybe there is some truth to the “it’s tough to get a called strike in Fenway” story. The crowd sounded like an angry mob on Jorge’s HBP.

  49. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Look, any objective and knowledgeable baseball fan knows that Cervelli was wrong to clap in the catcher’s face. Jeter will tell him just that.

  50. luis August 30th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I don’t know if you noticed, but the adjustment Mariano did has been incredible, every batter was geared to hit the inside cutter, but he went to the outside corner instead, keeping the batters off balance….

  51. Tar August 30th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Tarheel I agree I think that ump knew he made the wrong call.

    I think we have a winner with the above picture and Jerk’s caption.

  52. JobaTipsHisCap August 30th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    Why isn’t Beckett given a warning about taking so long between pitches?

    someone should really ask MLB about this.

  53. Junior0201 August 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I am an often reader of this blog since Pete ran it, yet never really comment. But I have to say this blog is great to read. Thanks for the read everyone, even the jack$$$$ who really don’t know anything and just try to stir stuff up!

  54. Captain Clutch August 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    The Yanks have to recheck their scouting reports on Crawford. Especially CC and Logan. The guy stinks against everyone else and has owned the Yanks.

  55. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Look, any objective and knowledgeable baseball fan knows that Cervelli was wrong to clap in the catcher’s face. Jeter will tell him just that.

    Almost every player in the game does some form of clapping or celebration upon hitting a HR and crossing the plate. I doubt Jeter would tell him anything other than ‘Good job.’

  56. blake August 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    LGY,

    By “no hitter” . Are you predicting that AJ will not hit a batter or actually not give up a hit? …..for the whole game? ;)

  57. Yogi Mantle August 30th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Girardi doesn’t seem to be loving this Presser, he is pissed. As he should be.

  58. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 30th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Jerkface, your name is perfect!

  59. scuzzles August 30th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    AJ’s no hitter? More like AJ’s no out-er. Im disgusted they’re still throwing this bum out there.

  60. m August 30th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I didn’t like the clap either, but the only reason why it was in Salty’s face is because Salty was practically on top of the plate.

  61. 38HotDogs August 30th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    YankeesInk Jerome Preisler
    Ortiz flips his bat. Manny Ramirez used to wiggle his fingers at pitchers. Papelbon has his masturbatory fistpump. No prob w/Cervelli.

    AMEN – too bad not one other member of the media would dare take that stance

  62. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Buster_ESPN
    Add this line to the book of unwritten baseball rules: NOT ALLOWED TO CLAP HAPPILY AT HOME PLATE AFTER HOME RUN, IN FRONT OF CATCHER.

  63. Junior0201 August 30th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Cisco is just feisty. Although it doesn’t look good, he just didn’t look and clap in salty’s face. I like it, even though that is something I would yell at my kids for. They are grown men.

  64. blake August 30th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Really didn’t see anything wrong with what Cervelli did….he plays that way and that should be known by know. Lackey is a punk

  65. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Look, any objective and knowledgeable baseball fan knows that Cervelli was wrong to clap in the catcher’s face. Jeter will tell him just that.

    Almost every player in the game does some form of clapping or celebration upon hitting a HR and crossing the plate. I doubt Jeter would tell him anything other than ‘Good job.’

    ************

    As usual you are wrong. You can read a stat book but have no clue as to what the game is about. Very sad.

  66. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    blake,

    LOL!

    Don’t worry. Even if AJ throws a no hitter he will walk 12 and Girardi will keep him in the game just long enough to lose.

  67. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    In baseball when you win you literally high five and ass pat your entire team on the other team’s field, and give no craps about the other team.

  68. JobaTipsHisCap August 30th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    ‘he swings because he got hit’?

    LOL, what can you say?

  69. luis August 30th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Blake,

    He might get the no hitter because he might bean every batter he faces until he is thrown out of the game

  70. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    blake August 30th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Really didn’t see anything wrong with what Cervelli did….he plays that way and that should be known by know. Lackey is a punk.

    ***********

    Lackey is a punk. But you don’t clap your hands in the catchers face.

  71. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    PeteAbe
    Cervelli pumped his fist like crazy when McDonald struck out. Shockingly, Lackey hitting him didn’t change how he has been for 4 years

  72. luis August 30th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Please keep us updated with the presser

  73. Triple Short of a Cycle August 30th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    CC and Cervelli would have fit in well with the 90′s teams. If we had more of them on this team this crap wouldn’t continue to go on. The Rays stopped taking Boston’s crap a few years ago. If it takes a couple of brawls so be it

  74. Captain Clutch August 30th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Cervelli was excited and clapped his hands, give me a break he did nothing wrong. Ortiz should of been drilled when he flipped his bat a couple of times and really showed the Yanks up. Once again the Sox can do whatever they want because they know that the Yanks don’t defend themselves.

  75. scuzzles August 30th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    AJ doesnt have the balls to hit anyone. He had his chance numerous times after the Yanks got plunked by the Sox. He did squat…CC was/is the only guy that has the balls.

  76. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Nick Swisher fore-arm bashes Mick Kelleher infront of the 1st baseman after every HR. No respect!

  77. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I am an often reader of this blog since Pete ran it, yet never really comment. But I have to say this blog is great to read. Thanks for the read everyone, even the jack$$$$ who really don’t know anything and just try to stir stuff up!
    =======================
    Tar is just confused, he means well.

  78. Triple Short of a Cycle August 30th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Captain Clutch

    + 1

  79. Betsy August 30th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I’m sure this is AJ’s last start – they’re going to go to a 5 man rotation after this series, so fans won’t have him to kick around anymore, lol. I just want Colon, Nova, CC AND Garcia to have a regular routine – in particular CC. sure he got the job done but we need him to be dominant if the team is going to go deep in the playoffs

  80. blake August 30th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    August 2013…..Girardi and Cash will be talking about that 12 walk no hitter AJ threw on Sept 1 2011…..and how his stuff means he can get on a roll at any time when August is over

  81. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I’m sure this is AJ’s last start
    ================
    Disagree.
    Phil would be the best option in the pen.

  82. Tar August 30th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Mick

    You are hitting below the Mendoza line, but occasionally you still run into one. :D

  83. blake August 30th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Lackey is a punk. But you don’t clap your hands in the catchers face.”

    He clapped his hands in front of his own face…didn’t seem as though it was directed at anyone….he was just excited.

  84. Captain Clutch August 30th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Shockingly, Lackey hitting him didn’t change how he has been for 4 years
    ———–

    I am shocked that Peteabe didn’t blame Lackey hitting Cervelli on Arod.

    Why should Cervelli change because Lackey who stinks doesn’t like when guys hit homeruns against him? Give me a break. Pete go eat another cheese burger.

  85. JobaTipsHisCap August 30th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    damn, 1 more win and the series!

  86. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    You can clap in front of the 1B, 2B, SS, and 3B after a HR.

    However, you cannot clap in front of the catcher.

    /John Lackey/WCYF’d logic

    (I am diligently searching the archives of the Unwritten Rules of Baseball to try to find if you are allowed to clap in the direction of an OF)

  87. Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Burnett has thrown at several hitters in retaliation.

    The problem is that you can’t tell which ones are intentional and which are not because he leads the world in hitting batters.

  88. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Tar, if we had a truce, wouldn’t it be boring?

  89. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Sox always looking for the edge , they are a dirty bunch of crybabies.

  90. MoRings42 August 30th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Hughes won’t throw at them but you can almost bank on Burnett

  91. luis August 30th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Please, could someone inform those who can’t watch the presser what does Girardi says and sabathia

  92. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=18466221

    Now imagine I posted as many links as there were ortiz HRs. Not only does he rudely praise God (as if God would favor him over any other potentially equally pious player) but he then does a HUGE clap! IN THE CATCHERS FACE!!

    Omfg

  93. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Well, if you want to be a total homer and not an objective and intelligent baseball fan go right ahead. Here is the reality:

    Singleton, Leiter and Curry all said in no uncertain terms that what Cervelli did was wrong and that they understood why he was thrown at.

    Curry also pointed out when the rookie hit one in the upper deck at Yankee stadium the other day he put his head down and ran the bases.

    You don’t show someone up that way.

  94. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Appeal to authority. Also Kay later stated he didnt say Cervelli should be plunked, only that it was the reason he was plunked.

  95. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=17482517

    Adrian Gonzalez high fiving right in the catchers face. How rude!

  96. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Red Sox might be the blackest pots in the pantry, but I guess its ok because they’re black.

  97. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Rule 6.0.1

    (a) After a HR, clapping is permitted anytime the ball leaves the bat up until the mid way point between 3B and HP subject to the exceptions of 6.0.1(c)
    (b) If you violate 6.0.1(a) the punishment is to be expected from moleface pitchers.
    (c)(1) Walk off HRs are excepted from 6.0.1
    (c)(2) David Ortiz is excepted from 6.0.1 and media criticism of his post HR actions are expressly prohibited

  98. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Not an appeal to authority – an example of what respected baseball professionals who played the game for decades like Singleton and Leiter – think as opposed to you Jerkface who is a blowhard who knows absolutely nothing.

  99. Triple Short of a Cycle August 30th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    WCYF,

    Yet what Ortiz does is ok with Singleton and Leiter because they never say crap about it

  100. luis August 30th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I hope Hughes plunks someone as well

  101. Captain Clutch August 30th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Cervelli doesn’t have to explain himself and he shouldn’t. If Ortiz can show off like he is the greatest thing ever after hitting a homerun then Cervelli can clap his hands.

  102. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Cervy is starting to hit…he feels Jesus breathing down his neck.

  103. MoRings42 August 30th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Oh please.. these guys today stand at the plate and stare the ball out and do all sorts of little trots and gimmicks when they reach the plate. Cervelli did nothing out of the ordinary. They don’t like it? Then tell Ortiz to put his head down and run like granderson around the bases.

  104. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle August 30th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    WCYF,

    Yet what Ortiz does is ok with Singleton and Leiter because they never say crap about it

    **************

    Believe it or not, what Cervelli did has nothing to do with what Ortiz did or does. Zero.

  105. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I’m glad he clapped…

  106. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Compared to the NBA and NFL baseball is tennis..

  107. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Not an appeal to authority

    Thats exactly what it is. In light of repeated examples of other players doing similar or worse, you resort to the broadcasted opinions from the heat of the moment. Cervelli is obviously a baseball player, he had no problem with what he did, he knows the rules. Maybe the rules have changed.

  108. Triple Short of a Cycle August 30th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    WCYF,

    It sure does when you bring up ex players who seem to be selective in what they deem to be appropriate.

  109. Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    WCDB calling anyone a “blowhard” is quite amusing.

  110. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Believe it or not, what Cervelli did has nothing to do with what Ortiz did or does. Zero.

    Lackey is a punk. But you don’t clap your hands in the catchers face.

    Obviously it does. One person is yelled at for it. The other is praised. Its a double standard.

  111. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Yes Cervelli did do something out of the ordinary, he clapped right in the catcher’s face when crossing the plate, he showed up the pitcher and the catcher. You do not do that. If Pedroia did that in Martin’s face at the Stadium with Sabathia on the mound, do you really think the Yankees would have no problem with it. Please!

  112. luis August 30th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    mick,

    yeah, because cervi scored after being plunked which is the best punishment

  113. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    In your face boston, you don’t like it , hit us….it’s about effin time.

  114. Tar August 30th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    “Tar, if we had a truce, wouldn’t it be boring?’”

    Is there a war? All this time I thought it was me, just asking you, to be respectful and stop instigating trouble. I am peaceful, I like to laugh, I do not like war.

    So I guess the answer is no.

  115. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Yes Cervelli did do something out of the ordinary, he clapped right in the catcher’s face when crossing the plate, he showed up the pitcher and the catcher. You do not do that. If Pedroia did that in Martin’s face at the Stadium with Sabathia on the mound, do you really think the Yankees would have no problem with it. Please!

    Ortiz does it every HR. He clapped his hands upon touching home plate. Many players do this.

  116. Captain Clutch August 30th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Somebody asked Rothschild if he said a bad word. He said “no, more than one.”
    ———–

    LOL

  117. Triple Short of a Cycle August 30th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    The Yankees prob would do nothing considering it took them 8 years to finally plunk Ortiz

  118. 38HotDogs August 30th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Lackey hitting Cervelli had nothing to do with the clap, he was simply upset that a backup catcher hit a bomb off of him and decided next time up to drill him because he was angry. He is a moron, whose selfish act cost his team a huge run at a critical time.

  119. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Yanks are pissed and they arent gonna take it anymore.
    They needed the clap.

  120. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Not an appeal to authority

    Thats exactly what it is. In light of repeated examples of other players doing similar or worse, you resort to the broadcasted opinions from the heat of the moment. Cervelli is obviously a baseball player, he had no problem with what he did, he knows the rules. Maybe the rules have changed.

    *************

    You are not a very bright person Jerkface and it is impossible to have a linear and logical conversation with you.

    Cervelli is a young and overly enthusiastic player and you are wrong. He said in the post game he got excited and didn’t mean to show anyone up and if he did he would apologize.

  121. LGY August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Further clarification for anyone wondering.

    The corresponding notes to Rule 6.0.1 explain that teammates are permitted to clap as they approach home plate to congratulate the HR hitter even if the opposing catcher is in the direct vicinity.

  122. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    sorry tar i don’t trust you as you were the instigator tonite

  123. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I personally don’t mind breaking the rules and love that Lackey was shown up. I am also clear that it will get you plunked and why.

  124. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    and tar there will always be instigators what youre looking for is nirvana forget it besides you love it

  125. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    who cares if he got plunked, we won, bottom line his run scored they lose eff them

  126. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    He said in the post game he got excited and didn’t mean to show anyone up and if he did he would apologize.

    Exactly, he did not show anyone up and if they felt that way, as a polite person, he would apologize, but I bet he claps again. The clap is not wrong, Cervelli is only sorry that the red sox felt that way.

  127. Triple Short of a Cycle August 30th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    WCYF,

    Was Posada wrong for clapping in the second baseman’s face after his hit off Pedro in 2003 or is it just reserved for home plate?

  128. Tar August 30th, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    “Lackey hitting Cervelli had nothing to do with the clap, he was simply upset that a backup catcher hit a bomb off of him and decided next time up to drill him because he was angry”

    I think this is closer to the truth than clapping.

  129. mick August 30th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    he got excited and didn’t mean to show anyone up and if he did he would apologize.
    ===================
    talk is cheap, we won, nobody died, ortiz does it every AB…its about time

  130. Jerkface August 30th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Anyone who watches baseball has seen hundreds of hand claps, butt slaps, high fives, and more infront of home plate and around the bases. And I bet less than 1% of those players were hit.

  131. mick August 31st, 2011 at 12:00 am

    all of a sudden boston is some pristine china doll with etiquette?
    they don’t write the rules…they are dirtbags

  132. scuzzles August 31st, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Cervelli yelling at Salty above will be my new wallpaper. Thats how I’ve felt all year…

  133. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Great win – subject is exhausted.

  134. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:01 am

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=18299133

    Albert Pujols clapping right in the catchers face. What a crime!

  135. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Mountains of evidence against!

  136. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Any true Jeter fan, like myself, knows that he does a single hand clap after nearly every clean single RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE 1B!!

    Is he showing up the opponent?

  137. mick August 31st, 2011 at 12:03 am

    beckett will plunk someone tmw…what’s his excuse
    maybe he just feels like it…

  138. luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Good night everyone…..good win, maybe this is the start of a roll and finally we crush the hated red sux

  139. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 12:03 am

    The Texas Rangers do that stupid claw and antler thing.

    The media praises them for team bonding. What about showing up their opponent?

  140. mick August 31st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    boston looks for crap to get worked up about
    tonite it backfired
    that runner scored
    end of story

  141. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    JF,

    That was Cervelli’s problem. He didn’t give a shout out to God before he clapped his hands

  142. mick August 31st, 2011 at 12:04 am

    arod said HA…

  143. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Tar August 30th, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    “Lackey hitting Cervelli had nothing to do with the clap, he was simply upset that a backup catcher hit a bomb off of him and decided next time up to drill him because he was angry”

    I think this is closer to the truth than clapping.

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

    Not sure why one more home run off of Lackluster would bother him. He’s had plenty of practice watching balls fly out of the park on his pitches.

  144. mick August 31st, 2011 at 12:05 am

    tar called me 4 train
    say you’re sorry tar
    or I’ll hit you.

  145. hardwired7 August 31st, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Has Lackey washed the sand out yet?

  146. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Ortiz hits 2 homeruns against the Yanks and each time he stands there and admires it and then flips his bat…

    Cervelli hits a homerun and claps his hands…

    Cervelli should definitely appologize. How dare he get excited after a homerun and do something to upset that dirt bag Sox team.

    Cry me a river….

  147. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Lackey did it on purpose and he was stupid for it as led to a run. He is also a punk like Beckett.

    Did Cervelli deserve to get hit no, BUT…

    Being honest he is over the top with his fist pumps and his celebrations. I know It’s not an act and I don’t he can help it, but I can see how other teams would not like it.

  148. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Who cares? I like when the Yankees show some fight, enthusiasm, some brashness for a change. The Sox pull similar stuff and we get to hear how gritty they are. The Yankees never hit their guys and finally plunk Ortiz. He goes nuts with the media and everything else. Who cares? If they don’t like it than just beat us tomorrow. A bunch of babies these tough Sox players are. Beckett, Lackey, Paps, all the same. Act like tough guys and are all just toolbags.

  149. raymagnetic August 31st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I would like to clap WCYF right in his face. Now that would be rude!

  150. pft2 August 31st, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Lackey hit Granderson even though the HP ump did not rule it a HBP, and Granbderson is very fortunate it was not more damaging than it was. This is Red Sox SP’ers SOP, hitting one of the Yankees or other teams top hitters in the early innings, especially in the first game of a series where you can put the hitter out for the series.

    CC plunking Ellsbury was surely to retaliate for this non-HBP and set the tone.

    I don’t see Cervelli did anymore than many hitters who have hit a HR. He promptly ran the bases and did not admire the HR. I never knew celebrating once you reached homeplate was not allowed. That 1 HR turned into 2 runs thanks to Lackeys lack of self control.

    Look for Beckett to drill someone early tommorow to get in first licks. Umps will then warn both benches. Whoever gets hit should charge the mound. Been too long since there was a meaningful bench clearing brawl between these 2 teams, and getting Beckett out of the game early could help change what looks to be a sure L unless Hughes surprises me.

  151. RC August 31st, 2011 at 12:14 am

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play……d=18299133

    Albert Pujols clapping right in the catchers face. What a crime!

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

    that sprint towards first was impressive

  152. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 12:14 am

    raymagnetic August 31st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I would like to clap WCYF right in his face. Now that would be rude!

    **********

    You and what army punkalicious. Meet you in the parking lot and don’t forget to wear your pink panties.

    :D

  153. mick August 31st, 2011 at 12:15 am

    The last thing the Yanks should do is apologize to these guys.
    They have been gentile for too long as has Girardi.
    Get the killer instinct back and retaliate when Beckett throws at them and makes it look like an accident.
    If it means a brawl, so be it.
    They think they own us.
    It’s time to change the culture.

  154. umbrelladoc August 31st, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Mo is truly the Greatest, who else could retaliate against Saltalamacchia with a strike! Even if he didn’t get the call, it was enough of a distraction to avoid getting tossed. :)

  155. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 12:19 am

    umbrelladoc

    You’re right!

    I forgot about that. I was watching NESN and they said he just got tossed. I though they were talking about Mo, before I realized it was Joe.

  156. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Good Night all!

  157. kcd August 31st, 2011 at 12:31 am

    good win

  158. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Good night Tar!! Great posts tonight!!

  159. Bronx Jeers August 31st, 2011 at 12:34 am

    You think Lackey didn’t like it because it was in Salty’s face? He probably blames Salty for the HR. Lackey’s one of the biggest crybabies in baseball.

  160. pat August 31st, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Cervelli asked about his emotions on the field, he simply said, “that’s Cervelli.”

    I have less problem with him clapping than him going third person.

  161. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 12:46 am

    lackey is a dick. cervelli is emotional all the time, he hit his 2nd homerun of the season.

    lackey thinks he is a real tough guy…

    btw lackey sucks. he is not aj burnett bad but in the discussion…

  162. m August 31st, 2011 at 12:51 am

    “Sabathia finally beats the Red Sox” is the link at espn.com.

    Watching the video, I’m glad Cervelli took a step out towards the mound. You hit a batter because you made a mistake to the #9 hitter and can’t take it like a man that’s pretty weak.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....=310830102

  163. pat August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 am

    BostonDirtDogs: Francisco Cervelli… The Yankee Clapper

    :lol:

  164. m August 31st, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I’d love some Yankee fan to go to Fenway with a sign with two sets of numbers on it. On the left side is the #of Yankee hitters hit by Boston pitching and vice versa on the right side. Right on the side line, right where the blind umps can see.

  165. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Montero?….
    ———–

    Russell Martin didn’t play in part because he banged up his toe and thumb in Baltimore. Joe Girardi said he would have only played Tuesday in an emergency. How about Wednesday?

    “We’ll see,” Girardi said.

  166. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I love when Lackey shows up his fielder when he doesn’t make a play that he thought he should have made. He did it tonight to I believe Crawford..Great stuff from an emotional nut job.

  167. filthy slider August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Let’s see, according to the worst play by play man in the business( Michael Kay) it’s no good for Cervelli to step on home plate & clap his hands together one time, but not a word about Big Poopie er I mean Big Juicer er I mean Ortiz to flip his bat at home plate & point his finger. So in the world of Kay only Yankees have to live by his code of conduct, please. When he’s on with his butt boy former Met Al Lightweight it’s a butt kissing circus between the 2 of them.

  168. sandy g August 31st, 2011 at 11:35 am

    f— the redsox. its ok when ortiz flips his bat or when papelbon does his fistpump. its ok when boston does this and when the yankees get exicted they do not like it . f— boston.maybe we should start talking about ortiz juicing up again.lackey is a douch bag.i know his wife is sick,but he is a a– hole,big time.nothing might happen tonight but thursday is the day when i thing there will be another blowup.burnett can make a lot of frields on the yankees if he plunks some people.

  169. froszty8519 August 31st, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I guess it was just the advantage of the home court, but still all this can be forgotten since we won. nothing is better than winning ! I hope this will happen in tonight’s game as well !

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