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Game 134: Yankees at Red Sox

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YANKEES (81-52)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez DH
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Phil Hughes (4-4, 6.46)
Hughes vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (82-52)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie 3B
Carl Crawford LF
Josh Reddick RF
Jason Varitek C
Marco Scutaro SS

RHP Josh Beckett (11-5, 2.43)
Beckett vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

WEATHER: Beautiful day and night here in Boston.

UMPIRES: HP Brian O’Nora, 1B Alfonso Marquez, 2B Mark Wegner, 3B Ed Rapuano

ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Nick Swisher recorded his ninth outfield assist last night. He’s one away from his career-high of 10 set last season. He’s tied for the fifth-most outfield assists among AL right fielders.

THREE OF A KIND: The Yankees have three different players with at least 95 RBI (Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano). In all of baseball, there are only four other players (Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard and Matt Kemp) who have at least that many runs batted in.

COMING IN SECOND: The Yankees are 29-14 in the second game of series this season.

UPDATE, 7:20 p.m.: Jeter will say he was bunting for a hit, and to some extent that makes sense — a sacrifice as worst-case scenario — but still, Jeter’s been hot and Gardner has a ton of speed. Not sure I’m on board with the first-inning bunt in that situation. Didn’t work out as Granderson and Teixeira struck out.

UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: Hughes looked pretty sharp in the bottom of the first. A lot of 94 and a few 95 on the gun. He stranded a runner, and it’s still scoreless.

UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: Eduardo Nunez has the leadoff double, and Derek Jeter has the two-out RBI single. That’s enough for a 1-0 Yankees lead in the third.

UPDATE, 8:22 p.m.: Boston got a couple of runs in the third, with Jed Lowrie’s RBI single sneaking just inside the line to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: Beckett has really owned the Yankees this season, and now he’s through five innings with the Red Sox still leading 2-1. Derek Jeter’s two-out single was left stranded in the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:00 p.m.: Two-out, two-run homer by David Ortiz in the fifth has the Red Sox in front 4-1. Seems like Hughes has pitched pretty well thought most of this game, but he’s made some mistakes that really, really cost him.

UPDATE, 9:09 p.m.: RBI double by Cano has pulled the Yankees within 4-2. Still no outs in the sixth, and getting Cano around to score would cut the lead to one.

UPDATE, 9:13 p.m.: Chavez doubles, Reddick makes an error, and just like that it’s a 4-4 game with the go-ahead run at third base with no outs.

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: Sac fly, and the Yankees are in front 5-4. This game just turned around in a hurry.

UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: Hughes is finished. He seemed to fool Varitek with a curveball, but the Red Sox catcher got just enough of it to send a double along the third-base line. The game’s tied at 5, and now Boone Logan is coming in to deal with Jacoby Ellsbury.

UPDATE, 10:00 p.m.: Logan did his job after Ellsbury — he retired Gonzalez and Ortiz — but Ellsbury’s two-run homer stands as the difference heading into the eighth. Two more chances for the Yankees against a tough back to the Red Sox bullpen.

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923 Responses to “Game 134: Yankees at Red Sox”

  1. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    LGY August 31st, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    I was born and raised in NYC and think it is one of the world’s great cities. But San Francisco gives it a run for it’s money domestically and internationally Paris does as well.

    —–

    The California sun has gotten to you.
    ——————
    have you ever actually stepped foot in SF or Paris or is there a website that has advanced statistics for city to city comparisons?

  2. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    why is Cervelli playing again is Martin hurt??

    Go Yanks hopefully Hughes brings his A game.

  3. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    The NFL season opener should be delayed to accommodate Obama’s speech.

    Seriously, football is a pure waste of time and resources.

  4. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve been to San Francisco probably twenty to thirty times, Paris about seven and the French countryside three times.

  5. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Go Hughes. Go Yanks.

  6. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Go Yankees! Go Phil! May it be so that Montero played his last game in a SWB uniform last night.

  7. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    He has yet to prove that he has an out pitch.

    How many pitches for Hughes in the first inning? 35? 45? 55?

  8. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Schilling in the booth? Ugh.

  9. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    lord…..Curt Schilling is on the ESPN broadcast. I can’t handle this….may have to watch on the computer.

  10. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    He has yet to prove that he has an out pitch.

    How many pitches for Hughes in the first inning? 35? 45? 55?
    ———
    The trolls are starting early.

  11. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Hi everyone,

    are you watching ESPN?, Schilling and Nomar on the booth, so much for balanced coverage

  12. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Lol….Nomar and Schilling are the commentators. Unbelievable. Where is Sutcliffe

  13. Nick in SF August 31st, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    For those considering the ESPN broadcast, the booth tonight has Dave O’Brien, Nomar, and, to provide balance, Curt Schilling. :neutral:

  14. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    yup not watching on ESPN, rather watch MLB.TV so I can see YES. I’ve had ESPN on for 2min and I had to mute already.

  15. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    It’s gonna suck for Hughes with however he pitches. If he does well and AJ does well. They’ll give to AJ. If he does bad and AJ does bad they’ll give to AJ. If he does well and AJ does bad. They’ll think about it.

  16. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Phil pitched very well against the Sox in 2010 (10 earned runs in 25 innings), there is no reason he can’t go out a pitch well tonight…

  17. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Schilling: “As long as a he’s getting the results, it’s okay to go slow” or something like that.

  18. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Josh “The Scum” Bucket looks sharp in those warm up pitches.

    Oh boy…

  19. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Go Philip! Go Yanks!

  20. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Philly Rotation Auditions:

    8/31 – Cliff Lee/Reds
    14-7
    2.71

    9/1 – Vance Worley/Reds
    9-1
    2.65

    9/3 – Cole Hamels/Marlins
    13-7
    2.58

    9/4 – Roy Halladay/Marlins
    16-5
    2.47

  21. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    NESN is a much better Red Sox broadcast that ESPN

  22. Mike_Boston August 31st, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    The problem with Paris is the Parisians that live there, otherwise I’d agree. As far as Boston over S.F. there is no jesting. Besides the sox fans, the city is loaded with history, higher learning, every cuisine you can think of, top hospitals, museums, beaches, close to the mountains and a quick trip to NYC and Montreal. What bothers me about S.F. is how over crowded and expensive it is, lack of true seasons and sooner or later the ‘big one’ is inevitable, ‘learn to swim’ as the Tool song goes.

    I’m out, these game threads are brutal.

  23. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I wonder if Singleton will blast Beckett for taking forever to throw a pitch

  24. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    take your time beckett…no rush!

  25. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Mike_Boston August 31st, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    To be continued

  26. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Go Gardy Go!

  27. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    Josh “The Scum” Bucket looks sharp in those warm up pitches.

    Oh boy…
    ——-
    Another loser like JobaTip Your Hat wanting to hang out with Yankee fans.

  28. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Gardy! Poll question.

    Bigger head. Schilling or Kay?

  29. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    good at bat and a better result from Gardy

  30. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Finally!!! Let’s pound this punk!!!

  31. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    What a great AB by gardy!

  32. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Nice, at bat.

    And of course, Schilling keeps on yakking like nothing happened.

    Let’s get to second, Brett.

  33. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Yes lets play for 1 run in the first…..sigh

  34. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    WTF Jeter.

  35. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    a bunt…..on the first inning, yikes

  36. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Good decision to bunt.

  37. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Jeter “flirting” with PEDroia.

  38. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Jeter is so dumb with bunting.

    He’s a future manager ;)

  39. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    I think it was a personal play from Jeter, but why not the hit and run play?

  40. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    Yes lets play for 1 run in the first…..sigh==

    Blake,

    you think jeter did that on his own?

  41. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    step out Grandy

  42. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Poll Question:

    Who knows more about baseball.

    1. ___Derek Jeter

    2. ___ LGY

    3. ___ Luis

  43. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Please steal

  44. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Benny,

    yea….I think he was bunting for a hit/sacrifice…..meaning that he wanted the hit but the sac would be a good secondary outcome…..I guess that’s fine but he picked a bad pitch to do it on. I would rather him hit and let Gardner steal…

  45. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Its BS that the umps continue to let him get away with stalling

  46. BJK August 31st, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I think Beckett should take a few more moments between pitches. Why the rush?

  47. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    With grandpa behind the plate why is Jeter bunting Gardner over? It would be very easy for Gardner to steal 2nd base.

  48. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    The bunt is astounding. Just astounding.

  49. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    have you ever actually stepped foot in SF or Paris or is there a website that has advanced statistics for city to city comparisons?

    ——-

    I have. San Francisco only briefly but a good amount of time in Paris.

    I haven’t been to any city in the world that is felt rivals NYC. Of course different strokes for different folks.

  50. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    *that I felt*

  51. P August 31st, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I bet you Hughes won’t payback the RedSox for Lackey beaming Cervi last night…

    oh look it’s Mark Teixeira again, what is he goona do?

  52. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    125. BA against boston for mark in 13 games? Holy snikeys!!

  53. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Thet bunt still has me infuriated. One pitch one out. Just awful.

  54. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    The Yanks have to step out on Buckett. If he wants to mess with their timing they have to mess with him back.

  55. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    What’s Beckett already running his mouth about….

  56. P August 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    meatball right down the middle for Tex and he just looks foolish.

    TEIXEIRA IS A BUM!

  57. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    2K’s

    The Scum in top form …. again .

  58. Against All Odds August 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Wtf did Beckett just say something to Gardner

  59. P August 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Carlo,

    You think Girardi called that bunt or was it Jeter’s doing?

  60. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    You have to give the Sux scouting department credit for figuring out you throw off speed pitches to Teixeira. Absolutely brilliant.

  61. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I’m so sick of beckett taking forever. Why doesn’t he check his emails why he’s at it?

  62. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I think Jeter is free to bunt on his own. I’ve heard Girardi say that.

  63. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    The bunt was really stupid. Gardner should have just stolen the bag first pitch. Varitek has thrown out 17% this year.

  64. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Tex is a sad case at this point. He is an automatic out except for his once in a blue moon homeruns and hits. He definitely shouldn’t be batting 3rd.

  65. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t have a problem with Jeter bunting for a hit there…..but if that’s what he was doing he shouldn’t have bunted that pitch.

  66. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    jerter with the moronic bunt in the first inning with the base steealing leader on first and varitek behind the plate. he alwasy does that against boston… It is stupid how can he not understandd that!!!!!!!!!!!

    good news tex did not pop up to short… again the yanks 3rd or 4th hitter has a avg under 250 how does that person not get moved down in the lineup?????????????????

  67. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Jeter ruined that whole inning.

    I can’t believe the bunt.

  68. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    WCYF,

    If alex was batting 125 against boston, the media would be killing him right now. UNREAL!!

  69. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    there was a swing and miss

  70. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    jeter was not bunting for a hit. he was giving away an out in the first inning with 1 of the fastest runners in baseball on first.

    moronic no other explanation………

  71. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    94

  72. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Benny Blanco

    + 1

  73. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    95

  74. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    95 right on by Ellsbury….havne’t seen that in awhile

  75. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    K

  76. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    95

  77. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    94-95-95 SIT DOWN PUNKSBURY!!!

  78. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    95 for phil…he’s feeling the adrenaline!

  79. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Three 95′s in a row, but key, w/movement.

  80. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Kay said he didn’t throw 95 but he did a few games ago

  81. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    P – that’s jeter on his own and I can’t stand it.

  82. yanks28 August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Yes, Jeter’s bunt wasn’t the best play of his career. But can someone tell me if they’ve seen a worse middle-of-the-order hitter for the Yankees than Mark Teixeira? This guy is quietly awful, incapable of the big hit. Just astonishing. What are his numbers against the Sox this year?

  83. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Phil has the good stuff tonight

  84. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Wow. We need to crush Beckett for that display.

  85. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    K!!! good sign, Beckett is going to drill Gardner, looking for an excuse

  86. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    that was a good curve that didn’t get called

  87. BJK August 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Not watching ESPN feed… did Beckett bark at Gardner accusing him of stealing pitches?

  88. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Gotta keep the ball down to Pedroia…..I know that like really low but he hammers balls up in the zone

  89. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    You would never see the Sox bunt over Ellsbury or Tampa with one of their fast guys. I don’t understand why Jeter always bunts Gardner over. It’s just stupid….

  90. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    kay kills me when he sounds so surprised like he never seen phil throw 95…MPH.

    ==

    pedroia is a pain in da arse!!

  91. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    “Not watching ESPN feed… did Beckett bark at Gardner accusing him of stealing pitches?”

    yea….already whining

  92. pat August 31st, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Buster_ESPNBuster Olney
    As Josh Beckett came off the mound, he gestured angrily at Gardner — thought he was tipping location for Teixeira, apparently.

  93. Faiaz August 31st, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    That “GTF outta here” hand-gesture by Beckett after the 3rd out was directed at who? He was looking toward 2nd base. Did anyone else catch that?

  94. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Gonzalez thinks Granderson is the MVP

  95. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Beckett looked back at Gardner and flicked his glove at Gardner like he was turd or something.

    Really dismissive.

  96. Faiaz August 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Apologies for asking something already discussed… JUST logged on.

  97. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Hughes has to get the ball down

  98. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    pat,

    then he didn’t relay the info properly, LOL

  99. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Atta boy, Phil.

  100. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    pretty good pitch to hit there and A Gon was a bit late….don’t want to live there and in that count against Gonzo though.

  101. Faiaz August 31st, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Beckett made the same hand-gesture to Gardner as A-Rod did to Braden with that stepping on the mound incident.

  102. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Bear down on gap tooth.

  103. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Good first pitch CB

  104. BJK August 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Remember when Ortiz was done?

  105. P August 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Tex is a sad case at this point. He is an automatic out except for his once in a blue moon homeruns and hits. He definitely shouldn’t be batting 3rd.
    ===================

    The majority of us all feel the same way. Here we are in Sept 2011 and I have been saying that since middle of 2010.

  106. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Hughes just challenged ortiz there!

  107. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Hughes getting a lot of late swings in this first inning….best life he’s had on the fastball in awhile.

  108. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Whoa. Is that Pedro Gomez? With Hughes on the mound? I wish someone would ask Gomez a follow-up question.

  109. P August 31st, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    BJK August 31st, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Remember when Ortiz was done?
    ————————–

    that was before they made certain steroids that are undetectable in your system.

  110. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Anyone else see Becketts hand motion at end of last inning? Was it directed at Gardner at second?

  111. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    94-95 cheese

  112. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Great sequence and location to Ortiz…..beautiful.

  113. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    K niiice!

  114. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    painted the black!

  115. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    very good first for Phil….lets get him some runs.

  116. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Nice!

    A lot of pitches though. I guess that’s what happens when pitchers don’t get free first pitch outs.

  117. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Hughes continues with the strikeouts from his last start.

  118. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    How did you like that Mercury?

  119. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Very good 1st inning from Hughes

  120. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Hughes is throwing hard and looks good but they are very patient against him. I hope he doesn’t have to throw 20+ plus pitches every inning.

  121. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Must have been a good pitch. Ortiz looks properly humbled. And not a word to the ump.

    Love hearing Schilling and Nomar talk about the late life on Phil’s fastball. I was almost convinced that “late life” was a LoHud fabrication.

  122. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Jeter was bunting for a hit….he wasn’t giving that out away. It ended up being a sacrifice but I dont think that was his intent.

  123. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Velocity is there. He can rely on that but when it starts to fade he will get hit hard tonight unless Joe has a quick leash around the 5th-6th inning. His complimentary stuff is not up to par. But the velocity and control is good enough to get him through I’d say 5 or 6.

  124. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I think Hughes decided today to go out and throw heat and go as long as he can, that’s exactly the way I want to see him pitch in every start.

  125. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    That first inning provides conclusive evidence that when on, Phil Hughes has number one starter stuff. He is obviously capable of throwing 94-95 and he obviously has a plus plus curve ball. When he has command he can be lights out.

  126. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I wish Robbie would crank one and pimp the heck out of it right here

  127. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Schilling just compared Cano to Vlad Guerrero’s plate discipline…..

  128. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Come on Cano you are better than that

  129. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Beckett has his good stuff tonight, he’s going to be tough.

  130. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’d like to see Hughes slow down a lot between pitches, just like that punk.

  131. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Yeah Beckett is dealing

  132. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    That pitch would never be called a strike for a Yankees pitcher

  133. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    that was a ball

  134. RS August 31st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    we used to crush Beckett. what happened?

  135. Faiaz August 31st, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    The Yankees lead MLB in EVERY offensive category since the All-Star game except doubles, triples and stolen bases. However, for the month of August we have a whopping 4.38 ERA. To end things on a good note, overall, we have the 3rd best ERA in the AL. Just .02 behind the Rays and .07 behind the Angels.

  136. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    He had an off year last year, otherwise he has always been good against us

  137. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    “we used to crush Beckett. what happened?”

    he’s pitching better

  138. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    RS,

    He has a killer curveball, and added a cutter, and he is healthy i guess

  139. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Chavez hit that to the wrong part of the kiddie park

  140. Dill Pickler August 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    It is beyond old watching this a–h o l e dominate us. Going back what? 8 years? Why can’t this team make adjustments against this bozo and figure him out — ever?

  141. Faiaz August 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    First time in my life I hated the number 420… just for a second.

  142. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Poetkiosk,

    Not this good

  143. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Yanks need to not hit it there…..Swisher hit like 2 400 foot outs last time they were at Fenway. Good swing by Chavy though

  144. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    The key for Beckett is getting his curveball over….when he can throw it for strikes and he has his velocity he’s always tough.

  145. Faiaz August 31st, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Poor Beckett has to grow a goatee just to make it seem like his chin is not a part of his throat. So slick, he thinks he is.

  146. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Phil needs to get his fastball down a little, not so much for the 1st time through the order but later in the game.

  147. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    That was a very good curveball to get that guy out

  148. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Beckett is such a jerk tho. Very hard to watch him pitch.

  149. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    What the heck with Crawford….he has stunk all season and now he turns it on.

  150. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    400 foot out…

  151. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Beckett is 13-7 with a 5.37 era in his career against the yankees.

  152. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    That was right down the middle though.

  153. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Really, now Crawford hits…

  154. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Hughes really missed his location there

  155. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    that was a good breaking ball to get a quick out there…

  156. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    No, Crawford only hits against us…

  157. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    stay with the heat, don’t speed up Varitek’s bat here…

  158. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Yanks should really plunk varitek hard before he is gone

  159. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Nice Hughes

  160. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    attaboy…

  161. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful.

    Hughes looks great.

  162. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    K!!!!, he is keeping pace with the a-hole

  163. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    nice work Phil….

  164. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Good inning right there for hughesie

  165. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Well done. Now lets get some hits

  166. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    very good pitch selection there against tek….he was waiting for something he could catch up to and they didn’t give it to him.

  167. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Love the economy.

  168. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Phil has real life on the fastball tonight, he’s getting extra velocity on the ones above the belt, that’s why he’s getting the K’s.

  169. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    9-pitch inning. Good job stranding Crawford.

  170. pat August 31st, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    94 on the fastball. Master Philip seems to be back.

  171. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Nunez, take him deep

  172. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    That’s it, step out

  173. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Schilling is knocking Lackey for hitting Cervelli last night, he actually has some good insights…

  174. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    AGRESSIVE!!!!

  175. pat August 31st, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    ESPN blacked out in NYand I want to hear this……

    ESPNBuster Olney
    We’re going to do a segment coming up showing how Gardner was (allegedly) tipping pitches the last time he was on second base.

  176. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I like that play by Nunez there, nice job…

  177. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    that’s speed for ya…..Crawford made a great play there and still couldn’t throw him out.

  178. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Risky, but well done, Nunez. Well done.

  179. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Nice play by Crawford. I thought that was an easy double off the bat.

  180. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    that will do!!!, lol

  181. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Let me guess Cervelli is bunting

  182. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    2010 10.04
    2009 5.34
    2008 3.25
    2007 4.39
    2006 9.45

    So clearly Beckett does not always pitch well against us

  183. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Crawford played that as well as possible.

  184. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Love the quick bat.

  185. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I would have Cervelli swing. He does better with risp

  186. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Ouch. He had to use something to stop him from sliding past the bag.

  187. mick August 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I just don’t see a need for Hughes in the bullpen during the regular season, there is no real spot for him except mop up situations and he really needs to get some innings in if he’s going to be in the rotation next year. It doesn’t matter for Burnett, he’s a hopeless case, probably, no matter w
    =========================
    MG-his value will come in the playoffs when they can eliminate aj from the roster, by then phil will be a force out there, you never know when soriano will imlpode

  188. mainesoxfan August 31st, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Good Evening Folks, Terrific win for the Yanks last night – Kudos to them!! Tonight’s game is shaping up to be a good pitchers duel. I haven’t seen Hughes pitch in a while – He looks really good.

  189. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    It looked like Cervelli took the pitch because he thought Nunez was running. It worked anyway.

  190. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Of course the ball bounces perfectly to Elf.

  191. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Seriously, who cares about espn

  192. luis August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Good cervi, he moved the guy up

  193. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    nice job getting the runner over there….Cervelli looks like he’s afraid of another heater to the back.

  194. MG August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Cervelli hung in there and made a productive out, after the 1st two pitches I thought he’d be in the dugout when the pitch was released.

  195. m August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Okay let’s get him home.

  196. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I wonder if Buckett of Crap is as effective as he is in part to how long he takes between pitches. That bat starts getting a little heavy waiting so long for each pitch.

    The Yankee batters should keep calling time if he keeps delaying so long. While chirping to the umpire about how long it is between pitches.

  197. blake August 31st, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    mainesox,

    beckett does as well….he’s got his good stuff so far.

  198. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    yanks have to get that run in….Gardner has to make contact there with the infield back.

  199. m August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Yuck, Gardner.

    Let’s, go, Jeter.

  200. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Gardner is the last person you wanted up in that situation. When he is slumping he is in his own world. Just dreadful…

  201. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    why do the Yankees always swing at those pitches. RS usually let those go

  202. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Captain!

  203. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Jeter!

  204. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    YES!!!

  205. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Yay Jete!!!! :)

  206. kd August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    granderson would have caught that

  207. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    YES!!!!

  208. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Crap.

    Gardner got out of his game there. Was too focused on getting the run in.

    Yay Jeter!!

  209. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Jetes comes through in the clutch…

  210. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Go Jeter!!! The Yanks got really lucky there.

  211. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Granderson catches that :)

  212. m August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    “Slides…and can’t make the play.”

    1-0

    :)

  213. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Ellsburry doing the hotdog move cost him that catch.

  214. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    uh oh….Jeter clapped his hands

  215. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    yay Jeter :D

  216. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Hey! No clapping allowed! :roll:

  217. RS August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    the swing wasn’t great but Jeter had the right approach. instead of letting Beckett pour in a fastball for strike 1 and falling behind in the count, jump on the pitch!

  218. ctyankeefan. August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    about to say the same exact thing Blake lol

  219. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    AGGRESSIVE!!!

  220. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Yeah, he clapped, careful. Lol

  221. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    yanks have to get that run in….Gardner has to make contact there with the infield back.
    ———————–
    blake, the 1st pitch to Gardner was a ‘get me over’ change, he needed to take that one to the left side of the infield and score the run.

  222. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Thats a heads up play from the captain

  223. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    They should run like crazy on Beckett and VTek….Beckett is so slow to the plate.

  224. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Gardner is being too aggressive lately in RBI situations.

    He just has to stay within what makes him successful.

  225. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Nice catch by the MVP. lOL

  226. kd August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    let’s be honest here. if the yankees take a lead, they’re plunking someone. they always do. gotta come from the bench too.

    big strike zone tonight

  227. m August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Okay. Beckett is scum. But watching his face on slow mo on YES is priceless. Cheering when Ellsbury made the play. But he was incredibly calm when the ball came out. Much classier response than Lackey.

  228. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Buckett’s fastball is very hittable. When he throws it early in the count they should be swinging away. They can’t worry about being patient against him.

  229. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Grandy may get a really good pitch to hit here…

  230. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    MG,

    I agree….Gardy approach wanders at times. He’s still inexperienced….

  231. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Great clutch hit by Jetes

  232. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    MG,

    Very good observation on Gardner at batr

  233. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Did he call it a strike because of the partial swing or the location? That wasn’t a strike on location, but the Sux seem to get benefit of doubt calls.

  234. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    walked!

  235. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Let’s go Mr Tex!

  236. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Tex popup again?

  237. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Even if they don’t score, if they get on base they can elevate the pitch count.

  238. Salliedogs7 August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Let’s go Tex.

  239. Dill Pickler August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Nice balance in the espn booth, by the way. Two former Red Sox players balanced with a current Red Sox fan.

  240. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    texiera has a very low BA so not hoping for much here

  241. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Pitching around Granderson to get to easy out Tex…Here comes off speed pitches…

  242. pat August 31st, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Time for a Tex message

  243. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Good AB by Granderson. Teams are pitching Granderson differently…..they are making it a point to not make mistakes to him…..Tex is going to have to start making them pay or Grandy is going to get less and less pitches to hit.

  244. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Dill I think you can stream the game from mlbtv and choose the yes broadcast.

  245. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    All right, ground out, not popup

  246. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Tex ; (

  247. Dill Pickler August 31st, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I have it on mute, needless to say…

  248. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Well we got one in, plus he raised Beckett’s pitch count, which is always good

  249. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I am sure down the stretch we will see a lot of teams walk Granderson to get to Tex. At this point why would you pitch to Granderson?

  250. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    OK, Phil needs another shutdown inning here, just keep throwing high heat…

  251. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Interesting that ESPN’s feed is a good 5-10 seconds behind the MLB.TV feed online.

  252. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I am shocked. Teixeira didn’t get a hit.

    I like Teixeira’s glove, I like he is a power hitter, but he shouldn’t be batting where he is. Put him behind Cano, bat him 8th even. At least he isn’t as likely to kill so many rallies.

  253. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Hey everybody is it safe here tonight? :D

    wow I really do not like Josh Beckett.

  254. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Free Jesus!

  255. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Blake,

    Did you noticed the CU that beckett threw?..it was a meatball for most batters, but i don’t think Tex can do anything with that pitch, because the only way to do damage on that pitch is to go the other way

  256. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I’m really getting tired of Scutero

  257. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Do they ever get a one two three inning?

  258. muddyduck August 31st, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Good grief, am I ever fed up with Scutaro.

  259. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Crap

  260. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Alex or Cano need to hit behind Grandy

  261. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Here we go. :(

  262. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    That was easy form them, too easy

  263. egk August 31st, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    If Hughes keeps leaving balls up in the zone like that, It will be another short night for him.

  264. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Hughes has good stuff tonight but once location gets him. He just can’t continue to hit his spots for 5-6 innings with his fastballs. It always gets him.

  265. mainesoxfan August 31st, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Gardner is so fast in LF – Great play by him late in the game last night. Cano also made a stellar defensive play last night.

  266. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    CU to a righty…that’s new

  267. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Tex left runners on? I don’t believe it

  268. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    U cannot expect Hughes to shut out this lineup. Take 3 runs 6 inn n be happy

  269. RS August 31st, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    how many RBI would Tex have if he was batting .300? 120 maybe

  270. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    not bad…..we’ll take that. Now hold uhm there.

  271. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    good pitch by Phil right there…

  272. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Let’s go Hughes. Get out of this with 1 run.

  273. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Hughes gets out of this with 1 run…..that would be really awesome

  274. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Good move to walk Papi here…..

  275. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Hughes got lucky there, that pitch was right down the middle. He has to continue to locate his fastball.

  276. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Hate this decision. Hate putting more runners than necessary on in this park.

  277. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    why walk a guy so early in the damn game? Teams don’t do that to the yankees..

  278. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    Good move to walk Papi here…..
    —————
    agree…

  279. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    it would have been better to just hit ortiz instead of wasting 4 pitches

  280. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    crap, bad pitch selection there…

  281. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Knew it. Their garbage hurts us all the time. Lowrie, crawford, saltalamachia, reddick, scutaro. Nonstop.

  282. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Intentional walks early in the game never works for Girardi.

  283. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Hughes gives it right back. N more

  284. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Didn’t work out though because scrub Lowrie gets a hit anyway.

  285. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Should have pitched to Ortiz

  286. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    So where is the criticism of Lowrie for clapping his hands and showing up the pitcher?

  287. egk August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    They aren’t going to miss all those balls Hughes keeps leaving up in the zone. Yet another one leads to a run.

  288. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Another pitch right over the plate. Hughes is going to get hammered if he doesn’t start locating. He is like AJ in a sense that they both never locate their fastballs.

  289. Bryan August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I can’t stand Girardi and his overmanaging BS

  290. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I can’t remember the last time this team pitched around someone in a big game and didn’t get burned.

  291. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Nice job Hughes.. another 3rd inning meltdown to a bunch of weak hitting hitters.

  292. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Hmm, Tex failing in a big spot in the top of the inning, and Phil’s velocity dropping 3 innings in the game. I feel I’ve seen this movie a time or two…

  293. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    It’s pretty obvious Hughes stuff is terrible after one inning. That screams bullpen.

  294. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Schilling knows pitching, he says Hughes has great talent and is still young…

  295. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    Intentional walks early in the game never works for Girardi.
    ===

    **head scratcher**

    Why does he always do this?

  296. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    why can’t any Yankee pitcher ever have a clean inning against the RedSox after we score. It is beyond ridiculous.

  297. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Why walk Ortiz? Just hit him

  298. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    4ks for hughes

  299. WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I sure hope Hughes can come back strong next year. This year is ova for him. Something is wrong and can’t be fixed this year.

  300. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    good pitch there…..could have been worse

  301. kd August 31st, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    not the end of the world here. 2 runs, 1 run deficit. nothing that can’t be overcome

    just put up some crooked numbers against beckett

  302. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Hitting Ortiz at this point in the game is not smart baseball. It was the right move, just bad pitch selection.

  303. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Well be prepared for AJ staying in the rotation. No way they take him out for Hughes at this point especially with 16 mil coming to him

  304. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Why in the hell is he pitching around Ortiz in the 3rd inning? Silly.

  305. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    It really annoying to see Buckett and Lester dominate the Yanks every time out. All of the Yankees starters and relievers struggle against them. Yesterday the Yanks didn’t have one 1,2,3 inning. Hughes has to locate and stop missing over the plate so much.

  306. 4 train August 31st, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    looking like another busy night for the idiot paddywagon dudes.

  307. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    you knew that was coming

  308. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Jesus starting at DH manana?

  309. blake August 31st, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Montero might DH tomorrow :)

  310. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    QFT

  311. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    You can’t continue to let the lowries and crawfords and reddicks and scutaros of this team get on base nonstop. Simply can’t do it.

  312. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Why in the hell is he pitching around Ortiz in the 3rd inning? Silly.

    **********

    If you followed baseball you would know that Ortiz is one of the hottest hitters in baseball and destroys righties and Lowrie was hitting in the .250′s against righties. Good percentage move. Hughes made a mistake.

  313. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Jeter: Cervelli did nothing wrong. He wasn’t disrespecting anybody.

    Guess that blows up WCYF’s theory.

  314. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    J alfred

    Pitch around Ortiz to get to Lowrie. Makes sense to me. And Ortiz didn’t score, Maybe big Papi takes him deep and things are even worse, who knows.

    But I do see your point about there is still a long way to go.

  315. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    “I want Parkman!”

  316. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    weak hack

  317. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    The time Beckett takes between pitches is so annoying

  318. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Again the Yankees swinging at that pitch. If Hughes got those swing it would still be 1-0 Yanks

  319. scuzzles August 31st, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    NOTE TO YANKS: Lay off the curve ball in the dirt!!

  320. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    keep stepping out every chance they get.

  321. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I would imagine pen is short tonight with mariano going two days in a row and soriano looking pretty flacid last night.

    We should be stepping out constantly. 2-3 times every at bat. Call time. He wants to wait like the palsy he is, let him wait for us as well.

  322. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    This is y last night was a must win. They aren’t matching up pitching wise with beckett n Lester

  323. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    It really is amazing how patient the Sox are. You very, very rarely see them swing at a pitch in the dirt and it seems like the Yanks do it at least once one every at bat.

  324. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Only thing to do is get Becketts pitch count up.

  325. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    It really is amazing how patient the Sox are. You very, very rarely see them swing at a pitch in the dirt and it seems like the Yanks do it at least once one every at bat.
    —————–
    since the Yankees suck so badly at the plate, on defense, and on the mound, and the Sox, by comparison, are perfect, why are the teams even in the loss column and are separated by 1/2 game with 1 month left in the season?

  326. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Take him deep NUnez!!

  327. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Tar, I just don’t agree with it with the game so young. This is the side of Girardi I don’t care for. If it’s later in the game, I have no problem with it.
    ///

    LGY, I chuckled at that, too.

    ///
    back to the game.

  328. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Clutch – they don’t swing at pitches in the dirt because we generally don’t have pitchers with nasty off the table breaking balls/sliders. Burnett was that guy but only when he faced the yankees in 2008.

  329. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    “It really is amazing how patient the Sox are. You very, very rarely see them swing at a pitch in the dirt and it seems like the Yanks do it at least once one every at bat.”

    I always thought it would be cool if Lohud had a stat checker.

    I know the Sox are good at taking pitches, but I believe the Yankees are very close to them in that regard. Anybody want to check?

  330. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    lol, good job, Nuney.

  331. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Keep steping out, take him out of his confort zone

  332. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    SO Beckett steps off whenever he wants but gets pissed when Nunez does?

  333. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Captain Clutch…great observation!

  334. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I love how Buckett has to stare down Nunez after the strike out because he had the nerve to step out on him. He has to be kidding me…

  335. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Jeter: Cervelli did nothing wrong. He wasn’t disrespecting anybody.

    Guess that blows up WCYF’s theory.

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

    Someone else that doesn’t know baseball. Jeter was obviously standing up for his team mate.

  336. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Gotch ya J ALfred.

    I figured it was the timing that bothered you.

  337. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t have the temperment to play baseball. If beckett glared at me after I K’d I wouldn’t be able to keep myself from going after him. I have a hard time when he warms up in the pen at yankee stadium.

  338. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    LGY,

    Especially coming from Jeter

  339. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Boy do I HATE the Sawx!

  340. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Al Leiter just laughed and said the same thing, “what’s he going to say he was sticking up for his team mate”.

  341. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Someone else that doesn’t know baseball. Jeter was obviously standing up for his team mate.

    ——

    Yeah because Jeter routinely makes public statements like that :roll;

  342. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Does the ‘C’ on Varitek’s uni stand for crybaby?? or crotch??

  343. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    that was 94mph

  344. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Arod no longer has the wrap on his thumb, that’s a sign that the cortisone shot is working…

  345. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Jeter is the king of the non answer.

    When he says something that can be interpreted as even remotely controversial you pay attention.

  346. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Here is hall of famer Scutaro

  347. blackaccord August 31st, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    can’t stand the espn booth tonight… nomar , curt schilling and dave o brien… NESN would have been a better listen today..

  348. P August 31st, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Sometimes Jeter really does do very dumb things that makes me think that he does have a very low IQ. He just doesn’t seem like he is the brightest crayon in the box more often than not.

    and I’ve met Minka a few times, that girl is dumber than the stereotypical blonde. Seriously, she is such a moron.. how you can date somebody that has the personaility and brain of a snail is beyond me.

  349. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    ESPN needs to put Gammons in the booth with Shilling and NoseMar….

  350. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Nice inning.

  351. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Nice rebound inning by Hughes

  352. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Good inning.

  353. blackaccord August 31st, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    ok.. here comes the beaning…

  354. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    ARod no longer has the wrap on his thumb….maybe he plans on hitchhiking back to the hotel??

  355. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    P – how did u meet Minka?

  356. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    P. Your dad is much calmer than you.

  357. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    P,

    where have you met Minka?

  358. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Carlo,

    P’s dad is a scout.

  359. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I just got back from dinner…
    Nomar and Schilling are both commentating on ESPN????
    I can only stomach about 30 seconds of that crap (and of course they were taking about PEDroia and his MVP award and his intagibles in that time)
    LOL! What an F’n joke ESPN has become.

    On a game note… If you would have told me it would be 2 – 1 Sox after 4 innings before the game I think I def would have taken it tonight.

  360. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    how you can date somebody that has the personaility and brain of a snail is beyond me

    ——–

    Wait until you hit puberty.

  361. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    A Cub Scout maybe.

  362. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Hitman – thanks. Would have loved to be there for the meeting of Minka and P.

  363. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Cervy just ate an energy bar, watch out.

  364. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Brain-dead girls serve a useful purpose.

  365. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I am really surprised that Buckett hasn’t drilled anyone yet. His emotions have to get the best of him at some point.

  366. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Before people start responding to P in a negative way, remember he is under age.

  367. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Arod get ur damn hands away from the foul ball u moron

  368. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    A-Rod need to stay behind he gate. No need for another inury

  369. egk August 31st, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Is ARod retarded? Seriously? The guy has to be off. He’s out with a bad hand and he’s over there trying to field foul balls on the top of the dugout steps?

  370. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Just saw burnett in dugout and it got me to thinking. What is going through his mind right now. In 24 hours he has to go out and pitch a very big game. He has been under intense scrutiny and everyone knows this is basically do or die for him. His stuff sucks, he’s lost confidence in it, and he has no idea what he’ll have tomorrow regardless. he’s gotta be sick to his stomach.

  371. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Before people start responding to P in a negative way, remember he is under age.

    ***********

    What’s your excuse?

  372. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Gardy…swing the bat

  373. blackaccord August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    7th strikeout for beckett… the 3rd non-staring one…

  374. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    The third guy in the ESPN booth with Nomar and Schilling is the Red Sux radio announcer. Kay called them on that.

  375. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve got no problem with what P said. Minka is an idiot. I believe that. Very attractive girls can be dumb. It happens.

  376. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Atta boy, Jete. Two out rally.

  377. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Dear Brett Gardner,

    That 34 inch piece of wood in your hand is called a bat. You use a bat to swing at the ball, give it a try. Jack wagon!!

  378. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    A nice multihit game for Jeter in a big game.

  379. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    yay Jeter 2hits tonight against the Sox no less

  380. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    egk

    We have a long time Lohud poster ( Doreen ) who hates it when people use the “R” word. Next time try something different, A lot of us would appreciate it. Thanks

  381. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Would you rather Granderson hit a home run here or line the ball of Beckett’s forehead?

  382. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Grandy is not getting anything to hit

  383. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Bret, sure you are not 12 years old? Or brain-dead? :roll:

  384. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I will take 2er for 6

  385. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    What a bunch of nonsense this is.

  386. MG August 31st, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    I’ve got no problem with what P said. Minka is an idiot. I believe that. Very attractive girls can be dumb. It happens.
    —————-
    she worked as a surgeon’s assistant and scrub nurse before becoming an actress, that’s certainly a spot for someone without a brain.

    the kid is 15 years old and acts like he’s 4, if you want to accept his claims as facts that’s pretty pathetic.

  387. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Why would they give Granderson anything to hit when the .240 guy is behind him?

  388. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Grandy a HR here would be greatly appreciated. Make it happen. K, thanks.

  389. blackaccord August 31st, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Beckett’s starring reasons..

    Gardner – for relaying pitch location…
    Jeter – for getting on base all the time..
    granderson – for being on the mvp race
    Tex –
    Cano – for fouling off too many pitches
    Swisher – for looking up all the time
    chavez –
    nunez – for stepping off the plate
    cisco – for last night’s thing

  390. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I speak the truth.

  391. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    I’ve got no problem with what P said. Minka is an idiot. I believe that. Very attractive girls can be dumb. It happens.
    ————————–

    How do you know she’s an idiot?

  392. luis August 31st, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    That was a very good pitch to hit, he got under it

  393. Nilsson August 31st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Becky got away with one. That’s a pitch that Grandy has been hammering all season.

  394. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    How dare they remake the movie straw dogs

  395. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Then I pity you.

  396. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    It looked like that pitch was right there to hit and Granderson missed it. It’s like watching the same movie over and over when Lecker and Buckett pitch against the Yanks.

  397. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    The best girls have no opinions and when they have them, they don’t share them. You remember that, P.

    :lol:

    I’m kidding.

    Or am I?

  398. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Important Poll:

    Who do you hate more… Beckett or Burnett?

  399. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    The person who said Minka is an idiot is the same person that said Jeter has an IQ of 5.

    Just saying consider the source.

  400. scuzzles August 31st, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I wonder if we, the fans are the only people that realize Beckett is an asshole. I mean, do the Yankees players hate him too or do they think, ahh hes just a pitcher doing his job. Do they notice his body language and staring? I’ve wanted to ring his neck for years now. Why wouldnt the players?

  401. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Big inning for Hughes right here

  402. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    AJ is relaxing now, I guess

    LOL

  403. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I don’t care whether she’s an idiot or not nor do I care whether P is telling the truth or not. I don’t spend much time thinking about Minka Kellys intelligence. Really doesn’t matter either way to me.

    Great news, Tex leads off next inning. Booyah!

  404. GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Idiots that come up with stupid “polls”.

  405. WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Hughes living on borrowed time. Hold your breath.

  406. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Man, Tar and Yankeefem, what a barrel of monkees this forum is tonight.

    Held hostage by homely men who never get any, and subject a Yankee board to the pangs of their unrequited libidos & and rage against women they don’t know.

    Giving the Left Coast Queen a run for his money.

    I’ll check back with you guys when the idiots have gotten bored and run off to take long showers.

  407. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    GreenBeret7 August 31st, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Idiots that come up with stupid “polls”.
    ————————————
    D-bags that can’t help but be D-bags

  408. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Does it matter if Minka Kelly is intelligent? When I’m thinkin about Minka, I certainly ain’t thinkin bout her IQ score, I’m just focusing on the task in my right han….I mean task at hand…

  409. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Becket got those pitches on the outside corner

  410. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Put him away, Hughes.

  411. MG August 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Hughes got away with that change, it’s the same pitch Lowrie doubled on before.

  412. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Barrel of “monkees” – like that one

  413. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Back to baseball.

  414. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Phil Hughes on fumes in the 5th. Like I said, short hook.

  415. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    That is why they walked him last time.

  416. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    That was an absolute meatball. A HR derby pitch.

  417. WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Told ya

  418. Ed Whitson August 31st, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Hughes is horrible.

  419. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    ok, Hughes sucks.

    at a moment I thought he could be OK tonight.

    see, never expect odd probability event happen.

  420. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Papi reached toward the sky at home plate… I guess that earns him a FB in the ribs next AB.

  421. Vineyard Yankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Are we having fun tonite ? ?

  422. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    There’s your 5 innings for Phil.

  423. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    ‘low probability event’

  424. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Have fun in the pen Hughes

  425. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Papi, no hugs for you! :mad:

  426. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Well.

    Looks like ALL smooth sailing from here on for Beckett.

  427. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Our number 4 hitter pops that up to SS…

  428. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Hughes has just been awful all season. No reason it would change tonight against leagues best team.

  429. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Yet another pitch from Hughes right down the middle. It doesn’t matter how good your stuff is you can’t continue to miss location like he does.

  430. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Note to self. Praising God at home plate trumps clapping hands

  431. Vineyard Yankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    So much for disrupting Beckett’s rhythm.

  432. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hughes shows flashes of good stuff but he’s not a complete pitcher. Having a fastball that has late movement on occasion is nice but lots of scrub pitchers have effective pitches that look fantastic for brief stretches. Hughes is not a prospect either.

    Betsy?

    Your opinion?

  433. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hughes threw the pitch and hit the glove that Cervi called.

  434. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    next tex and his usual strike out pop out ground out

  435. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    it’s time for tex to get a popup

  436. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Becketts been in cruise control all night

  437. Dill Pickler August 31st, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Playing this team is like groundhog day. Same guys (Ortiz) kill us game after game, year after year. We can’t get a hit off the A – h o l e year after year. Isn’t it time they ripped up the scouting reports they have on these guys and try something new? Maybe learn something, for once, instead of failing and flailing over and over and over?

  438. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Tex with his Yankee moment, a HBP against Boston.

  439. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Hughes can still go 2 more innings

  440. BA August 31st, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    So how is Cervelli’s hand clap worse than Ortiz act?

  441. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    IMO Twice Cervelli has called for the wrong pitch in the wrong situation.

    Listen to Leiter

  442. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Hughes stuff is plenty good – he has location problems. Mechanical and tough to correct.

  443. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    think the Yanks have a rally in them off of the Red Sox

  444. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    cano….

  445. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    excited that our #4 gets HBP…How sad

  446. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Hughes needed to pitch well tonight to have any chance at a playoff start.

    Like Betsy alluded to earlier this 5th starter decision doesn’t even really matter at this point.

    Some order of Colon, Garcia, and Nova are the October starters.

  447. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    wow Al Leiter?? is ripping into Hughes…surprised YES usually doesn’t have bad things to say about the Yanks

  448. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Besides the late moving fastball, Hughes has zero other plus pitches. That’s why he’s where he’s at.

  449. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Hughes flashes good stuff for 1 inning. He ain’t a starter this year. Sad but true.

  450. Willis August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    How was that not showing up a pitcher?

  451. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Well that’ll about do it for any reasonable analysis on this blog.

    It was one bad pitch in an otherwise decent start. Still better than AJ, although not good enough to make playoff rotation.

    Yanks can still win this game.

  452. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Cano is blindfolded at the plate tonight.

  453. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Cano can you please swing at strikes and stop chasing that crap in the dirt

  454. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Hughes is out of postseason, 100%

    he’s not reliable at all.

  455. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Cano looks more lost than Rosie O’Donnell in the healthy food isle…

  456. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    nice hit

  457. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    He took the blindfold off and shoved it down my throat. Wheewwww!

  458. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    YES. Let’s get that runner in.

    CANO!

  459. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    alright…perhaps we can put together some back to back hits. Make some noise

  460. Niblick August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    AJ must be really happy that April Phil has returned.

  461. kd August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    man, cano is good. this team is not quitting. there’s still plenty of time.

  462. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Atta boy, Robbie.

  463. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Good rally! Let’s keep it moving!!!! LETS GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!

  464. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    swish HR?

  465. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    2 reasons y Boston is better: Beckett n Lester> Cc n whoever. And Ortiz at DH> posada.

  466. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Is leiter Ripping Hughes? He is ripping pitch selection,IMO that’s on Cervelli.

    If Martin is behind the plate I don’t think the Sox score 4 to this point.

  467. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    one bad pitch still loses tons of games

  468. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I stand corrected. However, he did look bad the 1st two AB’s…

  469. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    That’s what I am talking about Cano!!!

  470. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    pretty tame here tonite…

  471. Tarheel In NYC August 31st, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Atta boy, Robbie!

  472. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    its 4-2 now

  473. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    Hughes flashes good stuff for 1 inning. He ain’t a starter this year. Sad but true.
    ———————————–
    he’s had 3 good innings so far

  474. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Hughes should be in the pen – except for our other head case AJ (omg there’s pressure on me!).

  475. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Time for us to scratch out a come from behind win off Joshy the Jackwagon. Come on Beck@##, get pi$$ed off ! :-)

  476. kd August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    let’s hope this is beckett’s last inning

  477. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    At least Buckett is at 90 pitches

  478. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Is leiter insinuating that cano is going to steal 3rd? Is he serious?

  479. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Nice hold up swish.

  480. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    yankee batters should ask for time, CONSISTENTLY, when they face this punk

  481. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    The hughes / burnett derby to stay in the rotation reminds me of a golf playoff where both players rip their drives in the woods and hit their provisionals in a pond. Limp in with triple bogeys for the win.

  482. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Good patience Nick.

  483. Tarheel In NYC August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Very patient AB by Swish there. Good eye!

  484. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I definitely thought the ump was going to call that a strike

  485. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Please, please, please no DP.

  486. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Chavez a three run homer would be nice

  487. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Now please execute and don’t fumble this.

  488. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Great AB Swish.

    Perhaps our DH can not GIDP in a big spot again tonight?

  489. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Great AB by Swish. This is a big moment for Chavez. I like his chances because he never tries to do too much with the bat. He puts it in play, which is an effective strategy against Beckett IMHO

  490. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    More like Leiter was ripping Hughes’ inability to locate. Still that CB could have been called a strike and might have made a difference.

    Josh getting a little fatigued here.

  491. Tarheel In NYC August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Chavy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  492. kd August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    chavez!! tie game!!

  493. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  494. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Chavez!!!!!!!!!!

  495. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    NICE!!!!!!

  496. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  497. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    YES. Whooooo!

  498. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Go Chavez!!! He has come up big in this series.

  499. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Yeah baby yeah! Nice play reddick.

  500. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    Great AB Swish.

    Perhaps our DH can not GIDP in a big spot again tonight?
    —————————-
    Surely not!

  501. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Yeah, baby! Knew Josh was about to become hittable.

  502. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    YES!!!! ok!!! tie game

  503. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Nice fielding. LOL

  504. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    wowza am I really seeing Josh Beckett meltdown…lol wonder what ESPN has to say about this…unmutes TV.

  505. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Chavy! This guy is the consummate pro…a shame a great career was derailed by injuries.

  506. kd August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    look at the look of shock on beckett!

    like he couldn’t believe that reddick could do that

  507. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    TAKE THAT BECKETT YOU ARROGANT PATHETIC SLOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  508. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Hughes has not pitched that bad to this point in this game. I do have problems with some of the pitch selection though.

    Chavez is the man!!!

  509. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Chavez has been balling in the this series!

  510. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I was hoping we would PH Posada…lol

  511. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    take the lead please!!

  512. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Beckett sucks he should not be in the postseason roster

  513. Nick in SF August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Hollywood Josh, scat’n and bebop’n around right field.

  514. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Chavez!!!!!!!!!tied game

  515. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Nice fielding. LOL
    ___________

    hilarious :)

  516. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Big at bat for Nunez here

  517. m August 31st, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Nice!

  518. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    NUNIE, remember he stared at you!!! kick his rear

  519. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 31st, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    oh poor poor poor Joshy! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ! LOL ;-)

  520. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    c’mon Nuny….you gotta get a fly ball at least

  521. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Also the difference between Beckett and Hughes is that Hughes has sucked basically all year – Beckett has not.

  522. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    OK!!!!!

  523. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Love Ellsbury’s uber-arm.

  524. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Haha Noodle arm!

  525. 4 train August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    jobatipshiscap dude. your a bitter man. so much for the beckett cruise control gig. syd dude your a peckerhead dude

  526. Tarheel In NYC August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    “Chavy! This guy is the consummate pro…a shame a great career was derailed by injuries.”

    Agree! A really really good ballplayer, and he seems like a good guy. It’s a shame his body has let him down so often in his career.

  527. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    yes!!! thank you Nunez productive outs are allowed.

  528. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Uh, I think Hughes is beating Beckett 5-4 at this point.

  529. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Nice Nunez.

    Nick,

    LOL.

  530. kd August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    great job by nunez. just what he needed to do

    only one out in the inning

  531. Nilsson August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Representative at-bat by Nunez.

  532. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    That is a VETERAN AB for Nunez. The guy looks playoff ready.

  533. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Nice job by Nunez

  534. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Did I call it, or DID I CALL IT ?!!!! NICE !!!

  535. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    That’s how you do it, boys. Beckett giving runs back in an AJ-esque manner.

  536. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Alright Nuney!

    Everyone remember Tex got this started with that awesome at bat. He is now a true Yankee. Mijares walkoff be damned.

  537. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Chavez!

    And nice job Nunez.

  538. Frozen Rope August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    not like having the lead matters. Guaranteed binder joe leaves hughes in too long to blow it

  539. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Ellsbury shows off his cannon (ROTFL)

  540. pat August 31st, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Nuney is a clapper too! Who knew?

  541. m August 31st, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This is great. Schilling made the (good) point that you only need 12 outs.

    I’ve noticed that Beckett checks out at times against the Yankees. Like he’s not interested.

  542. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Does Cervelli get drilled now? lol

  543. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Oh no! Nunez was clapping :(

  544. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 31st, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    This is the last inning for the @$$b@g

  545. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Beckett reverting to the Josh Yankee fans all know and love.

  546. Nick in SF August 31st, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    It’s not a full Beckett meltdown until he starts plunking Yankees on purpose.

    Will he get the chance?

  547. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Don vito – may be it for beckett but now they go to aceves who arrived in boston and coincidentally added 5mph to his fastball. He may come out throwing 105 tonight. And then big al will towel him off after he shower.

  548. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Beckett and Burnett are related. Marlin DNA.

  549. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Any chance we have a clean inning here?

  550. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    If you look at where Cervi was set- up against Papi, Hughes hit his spot.

    It was the wrong spot, and the wrong pitch.

    Having said that, Joe has to have a short leash. I also wish they would call the game from the bench

  551. m August 31st, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I really want the Yankees to win today.

    The Yankees are in the Sox’s head. Beckett with his childish dismissive gesture. Ellsbury doing whatever with Cervelli when he scored. Baseball gods not happy.

    Schilling dissing Mo. :mad:

  552. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Well…..Hughes with a short leash?? or you give this full inning no questions asked??

  553. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The bullpen is short tonight so Girardi is going to have Hughes go as long as possible and probably leave him out there too long. Hopefully he can locate his fastball for at least another inning. The Yanks will miss Noesi tonight.

  554. Purenyyankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    F Schilling and F Beckett.

  555. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    SOSH.net game thread is pretty funny right now.

  556. Poetkiosk August 31st, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    why is hughes back out? hes shot

  557. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    A Yankees win tonight and I’m a happy man.
    A Yankees win tonight + a 94MPH FB in Papi’s ribs and I go to bed with a chubby.

  558. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Hughes better shut it down one to three….walking the leadoff hitter prolly would not be the best idea

  559. WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Get Hughes out. For h sakes.

  560. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Come on get Crawford out here

  561. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Tar

    Cervelli set up on the corner.

    The pitch was definitely not on the corner.

  562. MG August 31st, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Hughes needs to get 4 or 5 more outs without giving up the lead and turn it over to the ‘pen.

  563. djsunyc August 31st, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    starts off 3-0 to crawford…and then just goes right at him and gets him to weakly pop out. that’s good stuff…

  564. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Did the Yanks just get an appeal in Fenway? no F’n way!!!

  565. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    ESPN should probably change their homepage…

    “The right man for the job” — with a picture of Beckett

  566. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Scutaro should be Hughes last batter regardless

  567. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    M – they are 10-3 against us. We’re not in their heads by any stretch.

  568. m August 31st, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    They make like Crawford is some high school basketball struggling to adjust to the rigors of the college season.

    Criminy.

  569. MG August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Reddick beat Hughes in the 10th inning off the breaking ball, just throw the fastball by him

  570. djsunyc August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    starts off 0-2 to reddick…and then just misses badly and gives up a walk. that’s not good stuff :)

  571. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    ESPN homepage had to change the caption under the pic of Beckett. Has that network become a joke or what?

  572. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Hughes is definitely getting tired. This should be his last batter and I hope someone is warming up.

  573. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Who do you get up? I guess Ayala is the only possible choice.

  574. Nick in SF August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    And that rat’s name was… John Henry.

  575. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Hughes’ curveball is still too slow.

    Way too easy for hitters to lay off it.

  576. m August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    They aren’t acting like they’re 10-3 against us. Acting like toddlers. Boo Hoo. A nobody dared to clap his hands at our vaunted tomb. Wahhh.

  577. MG August 31st, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    no reason to throw Varitek anything off speed here

  578. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    can I get a 6-4-3?

  579. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    This should be Phil’s last batter.

  580. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    what luck!!!!!!!

  581. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    What a joke of a hit.

  582. djsunyc August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    what in the blue heck was that? sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good…

  583. MG August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Cervelli has called such a bad game tonight it’s ridiculous…

  584. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Gardner played that well. :roll:

  585. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    you can not make this stuff up. Maybe Hughes should not have been in the game.

  586. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Without fail they get some nonsense fluke play like that to beat us in this park. Without fail.

  587. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Gardner misplayed that

  588. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Wow that was just brutal

  589. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    LGY

    Cervi moved his glove maybe an inch. Papi likes that low pitch that he can extend on.

    Off speed or jam shot.

    That sucked.

  590. QuickHookJoe August 31st, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    AS USUAL GIRARDI LEAVES A PITCHER IN TOO LOGN

    WHAT ELSE IS NEW

  591. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Phil shutting them down….for gosh sakes…gives it right back, AJ JR.

  592. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    lucky hit

  593. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    it was a rare bad play by Gardner

  594. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    That was absolutely awful from Gardner. Girardi is going way too long with Hughes here. Scutaro will definitely get a hit here.

  595. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Damn, blew the call. Hit something.

  596. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    this is expected; rbi coming

  597. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    And Hughes chokes it right back. Story of his terrible season.

  598. Angel August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I really hate Fenway Park. Stupid ballpark.

  599. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    We just got Girardi’d…

  600. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Bret, you know I agree with you about Phil……..His stuff is inconsistent and he’s a mistake prone pitcher. I think he’ll need to come into camp in great shape next year and be prepared to battle for a spot. I didn’t exect anything good tonight, so I guess it could have been worse.

  601. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    The ball hit the guys soda resting on top of the wall

  602. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    why is Hughes still in????

  603. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    plunk varitek before he dies

  604. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    good move

  605. Niblick August 31st, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    And AJ let’s out another cheer.

  606. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 31st, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Just a very fast drive by to say Beckett sucks.

    :)

    As you were.

    GO YANKEES!!!!!

  607. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Joe gave Phil more of an opportunity than I would have. Phil couldn’t ask for anything more than that kind of trust from his manager.

  608. ralphfl August 31st, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    No reason for Hughes to even start this inning.When we took the lead the first thing i said was no Hughes in the 6th but we got him and GLADLY THIS WILL BE THE LAST START FOR PHIL CHOKE HUGHES FOR A LONG TIME

  609. Frozen Rope August 31st, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Is anyone surprised binder joe let hughes blow it?

  610. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hi Trish :D

  611. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Good job Girardi get Hughes out of there. Another good stuff but can’t locate night for Hughes…

  612. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the pollyannas try to spin this terrible Hughes 5 innings

  613. WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    lucky or not everyone w a brain knew Hughes would never get out of 6th w a lead.

  614. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    This is the rare time I would support putting the pitcher in the bullpen who is best suited for it.

    The Yankees have their 4 playoff starters.

    May as well strengthen the bullpen as much as possible with Hughes.

  615. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    If you told me before the game started we would be tied at 5 with Phil and presumably Beckett outta the game I would have been happy. After watching Phil just cough up a lead when his offense bailed his azz out again, I’m not happy at all…

  616. MG August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Hughes wasn’t great but he kept the Yankees in the game against a tough team that has been scoring tons of runs, when was the last time Burnett did that?

  617. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    That was a mediocre start for Phil, but still better than anything AJ has put out there this month. Good enough to beat out Garcia, Colon or Nova for a playoff start? Not a chance. He probably has more value out if the pen than AJ though in the playoffs.

  618. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    What did Al say about Phil?

    LGY, even if Phil had pitched great tonight, IMO, the playoff rotation was set. The only reason I care about him being in the 5th spot at this point is because if he’s going to be in the rotation or have a shot at it next year, he needs all the innings he can get.

  619. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    another hughes fail.

    so the guy throws a curve to a guy who cannot catch up to the heater all night. man cervelli and hughes are real sharpies.

    so 5 2/3 and 5 runs, should we have a celebration?? how about a parade?? yankees starter stink against the red sox. they own them..

    the chances of hughes not spitting up that lead? the only one more likely to spit it up is the hillbilly and we can watch him do his magic tommorrow.

    all year the yanks cannot pitch against the sux

  620. 4 train August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    betsy chic is here just in time to chime in with her doom and gloom. you are a peach of a different kind betsy chic. funny you are

  621. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Girardi should have taken 15 outs from Hughes n ran.

  622. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Hughes couldn’t hold a lead for one stinking inning…FAIL

  623. egk August 31st, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Lucky hit by Tek but Phil is the one who walked the tying run on board. I think he’s just pitched his way in to the bullpen. Since they aren’t likely to move AJ, Hughes is the least dependable starter.

  624. Ed Whitson August 31st, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    CC in game 1: sox 12 for 30 with 2 walks
    Hughes 6.50 tonight: Sox 8 for 25 with 2 walks

    Not so hot.

  625. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I was off by an out on Phil…better luck next time.
    He’s off to the pen…

  626. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Straw, Phil will only pitch in the 6th inning or as a long man in the playoffs so it almost doesn’t matter how effective he is – he’s going to be used when the SP sucks. It’s not like being in the pen will magically make him better………..it’s just what it is.

  627. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    on merit alone the 4 playoff starters are cc, nova and the 2 reclamation projects.

    hughes walked reddick after being up 0 and 2 in the count

  628. 4 train August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    stuart dude. you and betsy chic come out of the same woodwork dude

  629. blake August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    That Varitek AB is just a killer…..he’s such a bad hitter these days….bad sequence, misplay by Gardner….rough.

    one way or another I’m counting tonight as a victory because they finally knocked Beckett around a little.

    Hughes didn’t pitch that bad….he had no command tonight and his CB wasn’t that sharp….got a lot of CU’s up in the zone. The fastball was good though so that’s a plus

  630. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Disappointing. Hughes looked good right away. Looked decent up until the ridiculous meatball to Ortiz. And then he start nibbling all over the place instead of attacking guys. Not a great start for him at all and I would be his biggest supporter. Stuff was there, but he definitely started to look trigger shy which you can’t do.

  631. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Bullpen usually lets Hughes down. hopefully they can pick him up here

  632. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    The bullpen is extremely short tonight and it would be a miracle if the Yanks won this game

  633. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    What u guys don’t get is they aren’t putting AJ in the pen. Hughes hasn’t earned it. He has pen experience. And he isn’t making 16 mil

  634. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Betsy

    Every inning in the playoffs is important.

  635. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I knew it

  636. Ed Whitson August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Fail.

  637. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Bad Boone returns.

  638. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Craporama.

  639. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    NICE!!

  640. m August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Wow, Boone.

  641. blake August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Wonderful….Logan stinks vs lefties.

  642. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    this is ridiculous we come back from 3runs down against the Sox which is HUGE for us and we give it up right away.

  643. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    we got Girardi’d again…. Every button that guy pushes blows up in his face…

  644. Frozen Rope August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    nice job joe. Idiot.

  645. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Oh boy. Why serve him a meatball now. I am done with this one. They blew it. Terrible pitches to Ortiz and now Ellsbury, nice and low right where lefties love to golf it.

  646. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Jacoby JuiceBerry

  647. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    The pen needs Hughes. Let him save his season there. He’s useless as a starter.

  648. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Great, a Fenway Special. :mad:

  649. Ed Whitson August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Jeter so slow.

  650. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I want this game, bad.

  651. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Worthless jackasses

  652. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    The RedSox do not fear us at all…its like they are relaxed and we are nervous and tight against them.

  653. ralphfl August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    mg please already your butt buddy SPIT THE BIT AND IS OFF TO THE PEN WHERE HE BELONGS

  654. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Can Logan eat shxxxxxt?

    do they really depend on him to get lefty out in postseason? oh my.
    He’s lucky if he can get anyone out.

  655. blake August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Ellsbury has a great swing….everything is so still in his set up….no wasted movement….just straight to the ball. UGH.

    Really stinks that Logan continually comes in to face lefties and not only can’t get them out…..but gives up big hits to them.

  656. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    He clapped going into first. Thats ok because its not home plate

  657. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    The disappointing thing is giving it up after the Yankees had taken the lead, so I would not say that keeping the team in the game is a positive – not in this case. But really, we’re talking mediocre vs awful in Phil and AJ, so it doesn’t matter.

  658. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Seacrest….Out….

  659. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    when it rains it pours :(

  660. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    That IBB to Ortiz didn’t help Hughes confidence. I would still keep him in the rotation. If only for next year. Need to get him as many innings as possible. I would rather him get a possible 35-40 ip than 10-15ip.

  661. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Might as well Drill Gonzo here with PEDroia on 2B now.
    Silver Lining

  662. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Jesus f’in Christ. F Boone Logan.

  663. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Boone wet himself again…anyone really shocked?

  664. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    And this is why Logan cannot be trusted. It’s unacceptable for a lefty specialist to be giving up big home runs to lefties.

  665. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    The Yankees pitching is just a disaster against the Sox. They never ever hit their spots and continue to throw meatballs right over the plate. It’s really embarrassing how they continue to get hammered by these guys.

  666. blake August 31st, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Still just 2 runs…..they need to get Gonzalez out right here though.

  667. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Phil Hughes and AJ.

    You go 5 and fly as a manager even with a short bullpen.

  668. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    It’s really not a big deal at this point because the 5th starter is going to the pen in the playoffs as a long man/6th inning man. It’s really silly that this audition is being held on a game to game basis and that it’s going to come down to this particular game
    ===============================================
    # Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    What did Al say about Phil?

    LGY, even if Phil had pitched great tonight, IMO, the playoff rotation was set. The only reason I care about him being in the 5th spot at this point is because if he’s going to be in the rotation or have a shot at it next year, he needs all the innings he can get.
    =================================================
    In one sentence you say there’s an audition in the next you say it was set….which one is it?
    Maybe you should stop reading my stuff and make up your own mind?

  669. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Need to keep it at two. Game is still very winnable. And we still have DRob.

  670. Frozen Rope August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Yankees are gutless against boston this year. Might a well just call it quits for the year, even if they do reach the alcs.as the wildcard they will just roll over in five

  671. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    LGY, he’s still going to be in relatively meaningless innings – the big guns will close games out. In any case, are you saying Phil is going to magically be a better pitcher in the pen? I don’t buy it – and I wouldn’t particularly have faith in him in a big spot. Question: where do you see him next year – as a starter? Reliever?

  672. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Logan has been awful all year. What’s the shock? It’s GM malpractice that he has no other lefty

  673. DocTodd August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Next time we play these sc@mbags at the Stadium, hopefully Montero and ARod are in the lineup..

  674. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    So Logan was huge yesterday and has been good of late. He fails once and he stinks.

    This board cracks me up.

    Terrible pitch and terrible location, just like Hughes to Ortiz.

  675. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    The pen needs Hughes. Let him save his season there. He’s useless as a starter.
    ——————————–

    Boston are a hot team. And this is a hitter’s park. He did have some good starts before this. I don’t think he’s useless. I mean CC hasn’t been great against them either.

  676. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    oh please, don’t let Logan pitch in postseason.

    He does not have such ability.

  677. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Well, hopefully we get to their pen…although Tito may run Beckett back out for one more inning.

  678. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Hughes sucks. He took a crappy turn this year and looks like AJ lite. Worthless.

  679. blake August 31st, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    very frustrating inning….the Ellsbury homer doesn’t irritate me as much as the Varitek AB.

  680. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    But really, we’re talking mediocre vs awful in Phil and AJ, so it doesn’t matter.
    ========================
    And the goal is to get awful off the playoff roster.

  681. I Am Winning August 31st, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    As I’ve said before. a lefty *specialist* that does better against righties than he does lefties, is not a specialist at all. He is the absolute worst lefty specialist. I don’t mind him pitching, but allow him to pitch an inning at a time, against lefties and righties, working regularly. If that doesn’t work, he needs to go. All I’ve seem from him is garbage.

  682. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    The RedSox do not fear us at all…its like they are relaxed and we are nervous and tight against them.
    ///

    I don’t see any evidence of this at all.

  683. luis August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Still 7-5 is close, we can pull this one off

  684. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Yeah, because Logan has been so bad lately, including yesterday. Sometimes a reliever is going to have an off-day – it happens even to the very best.

  685. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Phil is going thru spring training, what do you expect.
    Karma sez: CC, Nova, Colon, Freddy, in that order.

  686. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Phil Hughes needs to start figuring it out fast or he’ll end up like Joba – working at the front end of the bullpen during the 5th and 6th innings – instead of being an impact starter.

  687. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Logan has been awful all year????

    Post Allstar he has a 1.38 era

    Do we watch the games?

  688. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Frozen Rope August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm
    Yankees are gutless against boston this year. Might a well just call it quits for the year, even if they do reach the alcs.as the wildcard they will just roll over in five

    totally agree. The entire year apparently Sux wanted more as a team, at least when these 2 teams played.

  689. Asd August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Okay guys time to get the lead back, so our pitching can immediately give it up again!

  690. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    RS think they own us.

  691. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Girardi has to throw the stupid binder away and stop pitching Logan. He should just pitch the righties out of the bullpen and forget about him. He is like AJ and he very rarely hits his spots.

  692. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Logan blows. Hughes blows. Hughes is basically AJ Lite. Send them both to Japan.

  693. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    It’s a baseball season…you win 60, you lose 60, and what happens in the other 40 determine your season…nobody’s psyching anybody out…

  694. blake August 31st, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Logan doesn’t stink…..he’s just not exactly a situational lefty because he isn’t all that great against LH hitters. Even yesterday….he gave up the double to Crawford then struck the next 2 right handed hitters out. He’s not a bad reliever to have in the pen overall…..but he’s not really a guy you bring in with a ton of confidence to face one LH hitter.

  695. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    maybe jeter should bunt?????

    friggin moron……..

  696. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Always nice to have a lefty who can’t get leftys out. And Tex traded for Gonzales today. Y couldn’t we?

  697. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    the odds for expecting Logan do anything good is lower than Jeter actually drives a Ford.

  698. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Betsy

    Starter gives you 5 innings and Hughes comes out for the 6th. There is nothing meaningless about that.

    Every inning in October is crucial.

  699. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Phranchise, that was part of his problem last year – not attacking. He loses confidence fairly easily on the mound – he can’t do that if he’s going to be a good starter.

  700. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Don’t underestimate Phil’s role in the pen.
    Soriano can crack up at any time and Robertson has never been an EIG playoff guy. Phil has.

  701. RYUKINGDOM August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Totally garbage. How long for Yankee management to realize BaBoone Logan is a hit and miss pitcher?

  702. sdjohn August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    It’s like Cashman and Co. realized that this team is destined to exit the playoffs early. No moves at the deadline, and I’m o.k. with sacrificing a season to not trade the Banuelos, Montero’s,Betances in the minors. I’m not o.k. with them makin dumbass managerial moves, and going into the stretch with Boone ” I wet myself” Logan as the only lefty in the pen…

  703. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    hughes is better then aj but really is that saying much. aj has the 3rd worse era of any starting pitcher in baseball.

  704. Yank1 August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Remember when Hughes was supposed labeled the “Baby Rocket”?

  705. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    can’t believe Beckett is still in…we should def win a game where we were able to score 5runs off of the “great one”

  706. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Logan against leftys all year. Yea. Not good. A loogy is supposed to get out leftys.

  707. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    RS think they own us.
    ———–

    Numbers would tell you that they do……

  708. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    the game is lost

  709. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    LGY, either way he’s low man on the totem pole – and for where he was last year, that’s quite a come down. No way am I taking out a starter doing a decent or better job for a guy who’s been mediocre at best for most of the year and who I am uncertain of in big spots. Why would you do that?

  710. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t want to resort to insults, but Phil Hughes’ season was basically written off, and he fought his way back to where he resides now. He is, going forward, a work in progress in terms of this year.

    Declarations about him being this or that in some ultimate sense are just short-sighted…

  711. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    the series will be lost tomorrow, that’s it.

  712. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I’ve said this before…. If the yanks meet the sox in the playoffs, they’ll need all their pitchers. Even CC is having trouble going past 6 innings while keeping the run count down. So I just don’t see the starters doing much past 5. They need to go 5 strong. And they can’t have Bo-So-Ro-Mo pitching every game.

    So they need the starters to go strong for 5 and have long men try and finish the game to relieve Bo-So-Ro-Mo on occasion.

  713. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I think we’re past the time for thinking Phil Hughes could be a frontline starter. Looks like the ceiling for him now would be a #4 or #5 on the Yankees and maybe a #2 if traded to an NL team.

  714. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Got 3 outs to score 3. Cos they ain’t scoring on bard n papelbon

  715. Asd August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Good job grandy, that wasn’t right down the middle or anything.

  716. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Yeah hughes is baby rocket if the rocket being referred to is rocket richard.

  717. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Gardner had a chance to work the count the last inning and knock him out of the game. Bad at bat swingning early and Beckett came back out. We could be into the bullpen right now.

  718. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Let’s see what this team is made out of.

    I want a late-inning comeback.

  719. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Nice non-swing Granderson

  720. BA August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    According to K zone they showed on NESN 3 of the first 4 pitches to Ellsbury were strikes, but the Ump didn’t see it that way and the 5th pitch ended up inthe seats.

  721. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    lol that was a little odd there

  722. Bret The Hitman August 31st, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hughes is more like a bottle rocket.

  723. egk August 31st, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    At least we can count on Tex to do hit the predicable pop-up.

  724. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Nice way to fight back and another Girard/Logan mistake.. Putting Logan in back to back games was a bad move. Hate Ellsbury

  725. Asd August 31st, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Impressive comeback inning……. For Beckett as always.

  726. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    That was a monster shot by Tex. In miniature world.

  727. Benny Blanco August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    A POP UP???????

    This dude has been killing the yankees in big spots this year. Let’s be real and tell it like it is….

  728. Yank1 August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    The Red Sox don’t fear us because our pitching isn’t very good.

    Our starters basically max out at 5 decent innings against them, if that.

  729. blake August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    The Yanks just allowed Beckett to leave feeling good about himself and in line for the win after finally knocking him around last inning……terrible….I’m sorry but that’s just very frustrating to watch.

  730. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Betsy

    Hughes looked dominant in the first inning throwing 94-95.

    This year starting wise is a lost season for him. Next year is a different story.

    However he can help this team in October.

  731. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    That was awesome, by far texs best popup of the season. So high. Truly great. Wow that was a high one. Sensational.

  732. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    We all were fooled on Hughes. His ceiling is more of back end rather than frontline. He doesn’t have a third pitch n his curve is average. His fastball is ordinary at 92. Hes not special

  733. Purenyyankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Boone Logan. I come in to get lefties out. That’s a joke. Good job getting the Orioles and Royals out. This is the big stage in Boston. You piece of garbage. Unacceptable.

  734. lil m August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Too bad they couldn’t hold the lead :(

  735. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Tex popping up a pitch? That is something that you rarely see….

  736. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    grandy man has the 4th most K’s in baseball that is a problem in his game.

    no worries the pop up man did his thing also. tex is great. really hitting 245 in the middle of the lineup after all we are the padres…………….

    tex pops up on the infield almost every game it is staggering, maybe that is why his BABIP is real low>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    he sucks.. under 125 against the sux on the season………

  737. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Lockdown, I’ll worry about the Sox (and they aren’t exactly murderer’s row – where I’m thinking of pulling my SP after 5) if and when we get there; there are other teams to deal with besides the Sox. On a positive note, we hurt Beckett some tonight.

  738. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    That’s y Boston is better. Beckett.

  739. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Yank1 August 31st, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    The Red Sox don’t fear us because our pitching isn’t very good.
    ==================================
    They do what we used to do at the plate…what Cano used to do.

  740. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Have we had one series with the Sox this year where CC, Colon, and Garcia all pitched? It may be hard to make any sort of predictive analysis of these games when we keep running our two crappiest starters out to face them during the season.

  741. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Hughes is basically trying to come back. I believe he’ll be much better next year.

    Having said that, I’m not sure if he pitched ok & they’re great hitters OR if he got away with some mistakes & it should have been worse.

    Either way, I haven’t given up on him for the future. :D

  742. Eroc August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Maybe one of these days, Teixeria will show up for a Red Sox game.

  743. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Until Hughes develops a usable changeup, he’ll stay a back end starter. It’s way too easy for good hitters when they only have to sit on 2 pitches. Just ask AJ Burnett.

  744. RYUKINGDOM August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    The trouble is Giradi is more interested in giving pitchers confidence instead of using his best for big games.

  745. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I have been saying Phil Hughes is garbage since Day One.

  746. PittsburghYankeeFan August 31st, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Game is not over.

    Hughes season as a starter is.

  747. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Oh look. Boone logan is in to give papi another homer.

  748. RYUKINGDOM August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Boone is being rewarded to do his thing? What a joke

  749. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    I’ve said this before…. If the yanks meet the sox in the playoffs, they’ll need all their pitchers. Even CC is having trouble going past 6 innings while keeping the run count down. So I just don’t see the starters doing much past 5. They need to go 5 strong. And they can’t have Bo-So-Ro-Mo pitching every game.

    So they need the starters to go strong for 5 and have long men try and finish the game to relieve Bo-So-Ro-Mo on occasion.

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

    good point. that’s why if they meet again in ALCS, sux should win rather easily.
    Yanks haven’t win ONE single sux series this year. That’s total domination by boston. To me, Yankee players don’t care that much anymore.

  750. Eroc August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    “Have we had one series with the Sox this year where CC, Colon, and Garcia all pitched? ”

    Yes… we got swept in a series at home in May with those 3 starting.

    Garcia/CC pitched in another series…. we got swept again.

    Garcia/CC/Colon pitched last time in Fenway… and we lost 2\3.

  751. Niblick August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Boonie stinks.

  752. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    LGY, it was one inning…….he’s had plenty of bad innings. I’m not predicting that Phil will fail, I just don’t know what he’ll bring to the table – not this year, not next. I think expectations for him have to be ramped down. It’s not just the stuff that’s an issue or even the pitches – he’s just not that pitching savy.

  753. The Mercury Strikes Back August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Well.

    Looks like all smooth sailing from here on for the Red Sox bullpen.

  754. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Guess thats why Cashman tried to trade Hughes this summer.

  755. stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    hughes is 25 and been on the scene for about 4 years. the die is not cat but at present he is at best a #5 starter.

    so for a big time first round pick he has been avg. he started off at 22 or so looking like the next coming but really he has been running in palce for 2 years………..

    he has not taken the next step and the clock is ticking…….he has 3 pitches tonight. fastball, curve , and change. the cutter which he use to love is gone or used very infrequently, the fastball is good but not david price good, the curve tonight was almost never a strike….

  756. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Drill this fat fk. I don’t care about the potential run it may cost. Bury him.

  757. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    well at least we don’t have to worry about seeing Logan tomorrow night.

  758. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    And they can’t have Bo-So-Ro-Mo pitching every game.

    So they need the starters to go strong for 5 and have long men try and finish the game to relieve Bo-So-Ro-Mo on occasion.
    ====================
    Add Phil to that boro so mo mix you have….

  759. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    This team is in a dire need of a makeover. They don’t have what it takes to make it through the playoffs.

  760. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Betsy, The sox may not be murder’s row, but from what I’ve seen in all the games we’ve played them, they work the count & wear out our pitchers by the 5th.

  761. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Phil’s curve is a bigger problem than not having a consistent change………and I need to check, but I don’t know that he maintained his velocity tonight; he had that issue last year as well – he loses it early.

    Look, if they lose it’s no big deal – it would be frustrating because they had the lead, but it’s not something to go crazy over.

  762. Eroc August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    “well at least we don’t have to worry about seeing Logan tomorrow night.”

    Considering AJ is pitching, it doesn’t seem likely that we will need any of our decent relievers.

  763. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Awesome. Ayala is in to get beat on.

  764. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Lock down, I’m still not conceding anything – and it’s moot unless we face them in the playoffs. I’ll put my trust in our SP and hope they can do the job……..

  765. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    It’s amazing that such an average pitcher could win so many games last year then at age 23-24. If it’s a credit to the Yankees offense, how many 18 + win pitchers have we had on this team for the last ten years ? He’s a young pitcher still learning.

  766. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    hughes is 25 and been on the scene for about 4 years. the die is not cat but at present he is at best a #5 starter.

    so for a big time first round pick he has been avg. he started off at 22 or so looking like the next coming but really he has been running in palce for 2 years………..

    he has not taken the next step and the clock is ticking…….he has 3 pitches tonight. fastball, curve , and change. the cutter which he use to love is gone or used very infrequently, the fastball is good but not david price good, the curve tonight was almost never a strike….

    ————–

    The change wasn’t very good. The hitters don’t respect it as a pitch he’ll consistently go to, much less go to in a big spot.

    He needs to be able to throw the changeup, and the cutter, for strikes. It’s too easy for a good lineup to sit fastball and react on the curveball.

    He’ll stay a back end #4 or #5 starter until he develops a usable 3rd pitch.

  767. mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Phil was excellent as a reliever, why is this so difficult to understand?
    For the benefit of the team that’s where he’s headed.
    AJ will give us innings and sit in the post.
    That’s what we want, right?

  768. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Betsy

    It’s the same guy that was maybe the best reliever in baseball two years ago.

    He can blow fastballs by people for one inning at a time. The problem is sustaining his fastball and a generally craptastic curveball. Neither of those are real issues as a reliever.

  769. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Hughes was never the same pitcher after the Texas near no-no. Just seemed like he couldn’t get it together after a slew of injuries. Kind of lost my faith in him. The Yanks ballyhooed this kid from the get go and maybe he was a bit overrated. Who knows!

  770. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Don’t blame Logan. Blame cashman for not getting another lefty. Ridiculous playing Bos 19x

  771. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Eroc August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    “Have we had one series with the Sox this year where CC, Colon, and Garcia all pitched? ”

    Yes… we got swept in a series at home in May with those 3 starting.

    Garcia/CC pitched in another series…. we got swept again.

    Garcia/CC/Colon pitched last time in Fenway… and we lost 2\3.
    —-

    And the last game we won, Colon went 4 2/3 and left with bases loaded with Boone getting A-gon, which won us the game.

  772. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Don’t blame Logan. Blame cashman for not getting another lefty. Ridiculous playing Bos 19x

    ———

    It really is amazing that a team with the highest payroll in baseball can’t find a 2nd LOOGY.

  773. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    The Yanks have to go over their scouting reports of the Sox hitters and start making better pitches. You can’t let the garbage hitters beat you over and over. The pitching really needs to step up and stop embarrassing themselves.

  774. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Bring up a few relievers from Scranton tomorrow, cash.

  775. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Great turn there. Very impressive.

  776. Nick in SF August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    We’ll get ‘em during the fourth hour.

  777. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Scoring off Bard and Papelbon will be tough, but considering the expectations before the game began, the Yankees should count themselves fortunate to not be getting blown out.

  778. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    And the other joke is how can anyone really say how he will develop? How many pitchers have the Yankees developed over the years. Oh that’s right, they struggle elsewhere, hit their prime, pitch well and then when they turn 30+ we give them massive contracts. Andy Pettite, maybe Wang although he was a tad older. Am I missing anyone of note that we stuck with?

  779. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    LGY, he’s not nearly the same pitcher and no, I don’t think his FB is nearly good enough to consistently blow by hitters, even out of the pen. In 2009, he not only had great stuff, but he could put that ball wherever he wanted

    In any case, are you making an argument for him to be a permanent reliever?

    Coming into came overweight did NOT do him any favors – with himself or with the team

  780. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Just put Hughes in the pen n let him gain some confidence in 6th inn. AJ won’t help in pen.

  781. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 31st, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    and idiot Joe leaves in Hughes to give back 3 of the 4 runs we scratched out to get the lead….our major obstacle in winning this year remains the Jarhead Maroon !

  782. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    The team with the highest payroll in baseball has two very expensive lefty specialist Marte and Feliciano they are simply paying for fun.

  783. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Good hitters coming to the plate. Only two down.

    I want to see Montero’s name in the lineup tomorrow. Andruw in left. Nunez on 3B.

  784. 4 train August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    betsy chic. you are an original but your rap is old and you repeat the same crap over and over again. i dig that you need this attention but you are getting real stale betsy chic.

  785. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    The red sox always have something to prove against us.
    If you don’t think that counts for something go read The Little Engine That Could then look at Pedroia.
    They have an edge now over us.
    Look how they do against the rest of the league.
    We are 3-10 vs them and one back in the lost column.

  786. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    What are u guys talking about “cashman couldn’t find a 2nd loogy”. Don’t u remember, before whining about soriano he went out and locked it down with pedro fleecemenow and he has been dy no mite

  787. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Hughes will likely enter next year as the 4th starter, but he really should work on all his secondary pitches in the offseason. Maybe work in winter ball to get a good feel for them and hit the ground running in April.

    He’s lost a lot of time to injury, but there’s no reason to give up on him this early.

  788. RYUKINGDOM August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I want to ask you guys. How confident were you of Hughes to hold up the lead after Yankees going ahead? I guy like Ayala or Noesi can usually come in and set them down. Then you go from there. Especially against a team like the Red Sox.

  789. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    The team with the highest payroll in baseball has two very expensive lefty specialist Marte and Feliciano they are simply paying for fun.
    ===============
    don’t forget Igawa.

  790. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    “And the last game we won, Colon went 4 2/3 and left with bases loaded with Boone getting A-gon, which won us the game.”

    And then Freddy pitched a great game which was blown by Mo…the point is that the starter does not win or lose the game by himself…(AJ excepted).

  791. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Really Bard gets that call?

  792. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Good thing we have AJ on the mound tomorrow

  793. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    stuart a August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    hughes is 25 and been on the scene for about 4 years. the die is not cat but at present he is at best a #5 starter.

    so for a big time first round pick he has been avg. he started off at 22 or so looking like the next coming but really he has been running in palce for 2 years………..

    he has not taken the next step and the clock is ticking…….he has 3 pitches tonight. fastball, curve , and change. the cutter which he use to love is gone or used very infrequently, the fastball is good but not david price good, the curve tonight was almost never a strike….
    ———————————————————

    This would make sense if he had 4 or 5 full seasons as a starter. In 5 years he has 429ip. Most starters have 600-800ip.

  794. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Hughes is y we all shouldn’t grow attached to betances n banuelos. Yanks haven’t developed a good AL starter since Andy P.

  795. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    It doesn’t matter if they have two LOOGY’s on the DL, that’s still no excuse for going without a 2nd lefty in the bullpen for months.

  796. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Hughes is y we all shouldn’t grow attached to betances n banuelos. Yanks haven’t developed a good AL starter since Andy P.

    ————-

    Chien Ming Wang and Ivan Nova say hi.

  797. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Don’t anyone get aggravated tomorrow because its ur own fault for expecting a good result. It may be the first time in as long as I can remember where the yankees are +250 dogs in a game.

  798. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Unfortunately for Hughes as I stated needed a good game. AJ doesn’t have to pitch well tomorrow now to keep his starting job.

  799. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    always looks like Cano is jogging to first.. Hate you Scutaro

  800. Asd August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Why is Cano trotting to first? Hustle just a little bit.

  801. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I can’t take the stupidity in here.

  802. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Why did Cano slow down half way to 1st?

  803. WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Yankee starters are BAD. When Lee went to Rangers Yankees fate was sealed. All we had to do is give up Montero. Lee would have taken us to WS last year and again this year.

  804. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    The whole chalkboard gets erased when you get to the postseason. Nothing that happened prior to that point matters, or is predictive of what will happen. I like our chances against them if we make it that far.

  805. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Most starters have that many innings at his age or over a span of 5 years? You can have a laundry list of young pitchers that go through the same injuries or worse as Hughes early in their careers. Bedard, Liriano, Harden, Grienke, Matusz, Cecil. It’s not natural to go from pitching in high school and college to expanding to the pros and then the majors.

  806. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Marco Scutaro is a legend.

  807. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Here comes the futility

  808. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    mick August 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Phil was excellent as a reliever, why is this so difficult to understand?
    For the benefit of the team that’s where he’s headed.
    AJ will give us innings and sit in the post.
    That’s what we want, right?
    —–

    I want something a little different. I get what you’re saying though. It makes sense.

    I would like to see AJ skip a start and work on adding a 4th pitch. Quite frankly, I think he should add a knuckle ball. He has a great knuckle curve & I notice he holds the ball in the knuckle position when resting. So I don’t think it would be difficult to pick up a knuckleball.

    When you get older, you have to redefine yourself. A knuckleball will offer a different look, change in velocity & I think it would work for him.

    But yeah, phil as a reliever for the remainder is not the end of the world. He can come back in rotation next year.

  809. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Predictions for AJ’s line tomorrow?

    I say 2.2 IP 12 H 5 BB 14 ER

  810. RadioKev August 31st, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Those last two runs on Hughes were hard luck.

    The critiques of him on here, are by and large ridiculous, as usual.

  811. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    The Yanks have to go over their scouting reports of the Sox hitters and start making better pitches. You can’t let the garbage hitters beat you over and over. The pitching really needs to step up and stop embarrassing themselves.
    —-

    AMEN!

  812. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Nova has been good for most of one season.

    If he struggles next year expect him to be rolling around the bus with Hughes when this board gets a hold of him.

  813. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:06 pm
    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Hughes is y we all shouldn’t grow attached to betances n banuelos. Yanks haven’t developed a good AL starter since Andy P.

    ————-

    Chien Ming Wang and Ivan Nova say hi.
    ——————————————–

    I will still put Hughes in there

  814. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    “WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    Yankee starters are BAD. When Lee went to Rangers Yankees fate was sealed. All we had to do is give up Montero. Lee would have taken us to WS last year and again this year.”

    Lee would have lost to the Giants again for us in the WS and then flown the coop for Philly in the offseason and we’d be missing Montero.

  815. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    J alfred – maybe u and the two people u relate to should leave the “monkee” barrel and go have ur own sophisticated discussion somewhere.

  816. Nick in SF August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I wouldn’t count out some divine intervention tomorrow night.

  817. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Cashman was willing to give them
    montero. Seattle wanted Smoak more than Montero.

  818. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    There is no more ignorant and annoying poster in history.

  819. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    The whole chalkboard gets erased when you get to the postseason. Nothing that happened prior to that point matters, or is predictive of what will happen. I like our chances against them if we make it that far.
    ///

    Yeah, give us our cleanup hitter healthy, I’ll take my chances.

  820. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Kay is a little too excited

  821. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Who in here really feels confident in AJ’s start tomorrow night? SERIOUSLY? Hate you Pedroia

  822. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I’m pretty sure Nomar is currently giving Schilling a handy after watching those 2 plays

  823. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Ace, you are an idiot

  824. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    RadioKev, yep.

  825. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Vblade – he will get aggravated if he is pitching that well and joe takes the ball from him in the 3rd.

  826. WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I think Lee would have stayed.

  827. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    AJ can stay in the rotation as the 5th starter. I can’t stand him but let’s define the roles with CC, Nova, Colon, Freddy 1-4. Leave aj off the roster and he sees it coming. You cant trade him so you need him next year. Let him try to redefine himself in the offseason then hope for lights out in 2013 , his walk year.

  828. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Given the pitching matchups, I think the aim going into Boston was not to get swept – they’ve already achieved that.

    2.5 games with a month to go is barely anything. As long as we’re not playing Boston, that can be made up in a week.

  829. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    The Mariners wanted Nunez, Montero and I believe Nova right? Would you still do that trade now? They agreed to Nunez, Montero and Adams until Seattle balked at Adam’s injury.

  830. Nilsson August 31st, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I thought the teams’ luck would even out this series, but I thought wrong. Gambler’s fallacy.

  831. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    That was fxxxing awesome. Good job offense

  832. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    team looks pretty deflated now.. comes down to letting these little guys like Scutaro beat us constantly it seems like. Sure you take AGon out of the series, but Scutaro right there to cause havoc.

  833. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    J alfred – maybe u and the two people u relate to should leave the “monkee” barrel and go have ur own sophisticated discussion somewhere.
    ///

    I don’t know how “sophisticated” my discussions are, but they are about baseball. I assume yours were about your lack of a sex life? I probably shouldn’t do this, but I’m going to assume that most here aren’t interested.

  834. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Carlo-

    The whole board here used to be good baseball discussion. Now it is mostly paranoia and negatvity and insults to the players.

  835. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    If AJ gives up less than 10 runs tomorrow Hughes is going to the bullpen.

  836. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Lee? Alex has barely been healthy this year, we have no idea whether he will be restored to full power. Thank God Jesus Montero is still a Yankee.

  837. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    What did they talk about in the good old days Straw?

  838. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    “My lack of sex life” – comical. What an idiot.

  839. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    What did they talk about in the good old days Straw?

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

    Chicken recipes.

  840. 4 train August 31st, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    west coast dude, you have to be talking about the betsy chic

  841. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    There’s the nail in the coffin.

  842. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    It doesn’t matter if Hughes or AJ is the 5th starter for this year. But if you want to think about the future I would let Hughes continue to start. This is what? His 2nd game in which he threw 100 pitches? Hughes is still a work in progress this year. By now he’s out of spring training mode. But let him get those extra 5 or 6 starts. I guarantee you he will give you quality starts in 5 of 6 of them.

  843. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Well this games over now… Time to drill someone

  844. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    WyoYankee August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    I think Lee would have stayed.

    He’s made it pretty clear he loved Philly and wanted to be there.

    At least we don’t have to use Mo tonight.

  845. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Ayala still in to get smoked.

  846. luis August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    well……the field is yours, good night

  847. egk August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Yankees pitchers just suck for the most part right now. This is how the playoffs will look, i’m afraid.

  848. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Anyone with a brain knew we were losing these 2. That’s y we better hope someone knocks them out in rd 1

  849. lil m August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    It would be a pleasant (and welcome) surprise if the Yankees come back to win this one. The inability to hold the lead did them in, and the 2011 edition hasn’t had much luck in the come from behind win department. Normally one would say get ‘em tomorrow, but . . . :(

  850. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Ayala throwing his usual batting practice…

    The Yanks have to be tired of getting embarrassed by these guys. It’s really old already…

  851. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    told u they should plunk varitek

  852. pkyankfan69 August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Ellsbury would be a nice candidate

  853. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Man Russell had 4 hrs in the last 2 games Hughes pitched.

  854. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Giving up big hits to Lowrie, Scutaro and Varitek is the difference in this game.

    If you expect to beat a good team, you have to get their weaker hitters out.

  855. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    People come here for different reasons.
    Some are mentally ill.
    Some are astute baseball people, few.
    There are too many reasons to name …
    It was always the same, it’s not going to change.
    Get used to it.
    Those who criticize the whiners, are whiners…

  856. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    WHAT THE FXXX GIRARDI – why are you leaving the worthless Ayala in there? Gave up in the F-ing game. Stupid moron.

  857. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Mick

    Shut up

    Get used to it.

  858. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    They didn’t have knee-jerk reactions everybtime the Yankees fell behind or lost a game, which happened at least 60 times very season.

  859. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    “My lack of sex life” – comical. What an idiot.
    ///

    You expressed resentment to me calling out people for making crude remarks about women, with women posters on the board. Your crude comments stand for themselves.

    This place is just a sewer.

  860. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    season series sweep.

    when was last time it happened on either yanks or sux? It’s some records, really hard to achieve.

  861. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    This season was over once Lee went to Philly. They should have overwhelmed him. U can’t win a title with this pitching

  862. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    making to much sense for ya tar, boy…

  863. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Really wish A-Rod was playing right now

  864. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Is their a scouting report the yankees can borrow from say one of 12 other teams that includes the following:

    How to get out shtty players such as: josh reddick, jason varitek, marco scutaro, jarrod saltalamacchia, and jed lowrie.

  865. doubla06 August 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Cano makes similar play on short hop to the play Pedroia had, but Michael Kay stays basically silent. When Pedroia made the play, Kay lost his mind. We need a new play by play guy.

  866. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Hard to overwhelm him more than a 7 year contract at $20 mil plus. Plus. Lee took less to go to Philly.

  867. vblade August 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Really wish A-Rod was playing right now

    ———–

    A-Rod wouldn’t make much difference when you give up 9 runs.

    Pitching, pitching, pitching.

  868. Bronx Jeers August 31st, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Ayala throwing his usual batting practice…

    ——————————————–

    44 innings / 1.64 ERA

    He gave up 1 run in June

    2 in July

    2 in August before tonight.

    That’s not batting practice.

  869. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    It’s really weird how the Yanks can pitch well and beat every team except these guys. They face this team and they look overmatched and the pitching absolutely stinks. The pitchers have to start making better pitches because the Sox lineup isn’t that good and they continue to let the garbage beat them.

  870. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Lee is not the excuse.

    Cashman has been overrated for a long time

  871. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    This season was over once Lee went to Philly. They should have overwhelmed him. U can’t win a title with this pitching
    —–

    Lee wanted to go to Philly… Though I wonder if he would have gone to NYY if they had offered him CC’s contract & not waited long enough for Philly to jump in.

  872. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    WARNING:
    For those who hate it here: LEAVE.

  873. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    When u figure out when and how I expressed resentment abour ur statements about women or whatever u are claiming I urge u to present it at ur next mensa conference with tar and yankeefem. Don’t bother me with ur nonfindings, blohard.

  874. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    Anyone with a brain knew we were losing these 2. That’s y we better hope someone knocks them out in rd 1

    Uh, we won last night and tomorrow’s game has not been played yet.

  875. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Sense? Tar boy???

    If you only knew how pathetic you sound. Stick to jokes, Dude.

  876. doubla06 August 31st, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Yes Ayala blew it tonight, but he gets an odd lack of respect. Mark Feinsand is on Twitter saying Ayala could get DFA’d. He has an ERA under 2 in nearly 50 innings. What else does he have to do?

  877. Eroc August 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    BloggingBombers
    It probably won’t happen, but after 3 straight rocky outings, Ayala could be in danger of being DFA if the Yanks need to open 40-man spots.

  878. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    More than anything this is a place to vent.
    If you’re not the venting type go to the Sesame Street blog.

  879. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    This place is just a sewer.

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

    That would make you a sewer rat. :(

  880. syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    hey maybe AJ will surprise us all and pitch a shutout or something tomorrow. I can hope that can’t I

  881. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I wonder what Teix’s average is against the sox.

  882. Bring in the Goose August 31st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    This is all on Hughes.

    Enough of the laid back socal attitude out on the mound already. What you do matters. Time to step up and show some fight already.

    5IP, 5 ER shouldve been traded away long ago. Joel Pineiro or Ted Lilly would have given us length at least.

    Weak performance once again by Phil. Time to cut loose this mediocrity in the offseason.

  883. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    If you only knew how pathetic you sound.
    =========================
    maybe to you but you are a simpleton.

  884. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:23 pm
    WARNING:
    For those who hate it here: LEAVE.

    Ok tough guy. Actually I like it here. I just hate listening to people who never do anything but levy criticism.

  885. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Nunez looked like my seven yr old against Papelbum

  886. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    AJ is probably wetting his pants already thinking about taking the mound tomorrow

  887. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Yankees FAIL. Again. Times 13.

  888. Betsy August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    LGY, probably so because of the $$$………but if they want him to start next year, it’s a mistake.

  889. Carlo August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Ayala can be dfa’d because:

    1 – girardi doesn’t trust him
    2 – he implodes in the low leverage situations he is used in
    3 – hughes is moving to his spot

  890. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    making to much sense for ya tar, boy…

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

    Humiliating children is beneath you. :(

  891. LockDown August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    syd_cash August 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    hey maybe AJ will surprise us all and pitch a shutout or something tomorrow. I can hope that can’t I

    At this point, I’ll settle for giving up less runs than the “other guy”. Would be nice to win a series against them

  892. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    TheStraw,

    I know anything can happen but do you honestly expect them to win with AJ pitching?

  893. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Stick to jokes, Dude.
    ===============
    I’m not here to entertain you but if I do then I get satisfaction, because that’s the kind of guy I am.

  894. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Tar August 31st, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    Mick

    Shut up

    Get used to it.
    ///

    Really, no one can come in here and just talk about the Yankees. It’s over run by maladjusts or trolls who didn’t get enough attention, or got the wrong kind, from their parents or whatever and they just ruin the place for the rest of us. Or people who fancy themselves internet revolutionaries, inventing cult nicknames for themselves, who hold grudges against other posters & pout and demand their attention as if they were family members who spurned them, or whatever the complex is they have to act out in front of an uninterested audience. They try to drag everyone into their personal stuff, but no one cares about your stuff! So you have to FORCE your stuff on everyone.

    It’s just unfair that these attention starved lunatics ruin it for everyone.

  895. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Tomorrow, Lester versus AJ? ROFL!!!

    So glad I am going to a concert.

  896. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Allowing Varitek to greatly affect the outcome of this game is inexcusable….oh well not to fear….we have AJ on the hill tomorrow.

  897. Ed Whitson August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    AJ is gonna crap the bed tomorrow. As usual.

  898. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Thank God that’s over. Gardner is pretty useless at the plate right now. Leaving Hughes in too long was the difference really.

  899. TheStraw August 31st, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    “More than anything this is a place to vent.”

    Why do you need to vent about a bunch of guys playing a kids game. Does it upset you that much? Is there nothing else meaningful enough to upsetnyou in your life?

  900. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Haha– Was that a joke.

    Pathetic to a simpleton, that’s even worse. Time to ride the train dude.

  901. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    AJ is probably wetting his pants already thinking about taking the mound tomorrow
    ===============
    Why? There’s no pressure. He’s the 5th starter.

  902. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    LockDown,

    125 not including tonight

  903. NYY fan in NH August 31st, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Expect the worst tomorrow. It will let you down easier when it happens. 3-11.. Ouch

  904. Asd August 31st, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Those three outs were almost poignant. As if they were a representation of the Yankees utter helplessness against Boston this season. They better pray they don’t face them in the playoffs.

  905. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Time to ride the train dude.
    ==================
    Paranoia strikes deep…

  906. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Betsy

    4-5 starts in September doesn’t make much of a difference at this point.

  907. Asd August 31st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    AJ is probably wetting his pants already thinking about taking the mound tomorrow
    ===============
    Why? There’s no pressure. He’s the 5th starter.

    =======

    He’s the 7th starter in a six man rotation.

  908. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Who cares about tmw. So what if they lose. The season is far from over.
    Jesus is Here!

  909. Bronx Jeers August 31st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    So glad I am going to a concert.

    ——————————————-

    So am I

  910. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Those three outs were almost poignant. As if they were a representation of the Yankees utter helplessness against Boston this season. They better pray they don’t face them in the playoffs.
    =================
    A lot can happen in a month.

  911. Tar August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Good night J alfred, Straw, YF and the few others that I like to watch a game with. Not even going to waste my time with the next post.

  912. Asd August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Those three outs were almost poignant. As if they were a representation of the Yankees utter helplessness against Boston this season. They better pray they don’t face them in the playoffs.
    =================
    A lot can happen in a month.

    =====

    Yeah, Boston will be healthier.

  913. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Now who will spin this Hughes disaster?

  914. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Why do you need to vent about a bunch of guys playing a kids game. Does it upset you that much? Is there nothing else meaningful enough to upsetnyou in your life?
    ==================================
    Good question.
    Here’s the answer you’re looking for:
    If you don’t think people are venting here then you have no idea what venting is.
    Google it…

  915. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Tar August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    Good night J alfred, Straw, YF and the few others that I like to watch a game with. Not even going to waste my time with the next post.
    ///

    Ditto. Goodnight to you.

    Bronx, LOL.

    ‘night.

  916. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Stop with the Lee garbage. They gave him the highest paying contract. He pitched for team that made it to the WS and didn’t stay there. He took less money and went where he wanted to go, an easier road to the WS and with the best pitcher in baseball in Halladay. We would not have Nunez, Nova or Montero and who’s to say we would have Lee either.

    End of the day the need for Lee goes back to the inability of this team to keep and develop pitchers which is why they are doing this now. Hughes, Nova, Betcacnes, Banuelous, Warren, Mitchel, etc. Maybe only 2 or 3 really pan out, but that is huge. And giving up on Hughes is nonsense. And thinking nova can repeat this next year is not set in stone either. Nova’s year this year isn’t far off of Hughes last year.

  917. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Best case AJ? 5 inn 4 runs. Does it matter if Kester goes 7?

  918. Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    They should have CC’d Lee. Blown him away. The $ was the same. Cc n lee would have matched up with Beckett n Lester. Basically cashman gambled that Hughes was a frontline SP.

  919. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Joel Piniero would have given us length? The Angels put him in the pen he was so bad.

    Do people just type and say this ridiculous stuff because it is comical. Do you watch baseball? Or any games outside of NY?

  920. Othello August 31st, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I am so bummed that the Sox are better than us this year. Tonight’s game looked like a game where the Yanks play the Royals. The Royals may come back and take a lead but the Yanks usually slap them back down and that is what the Sox do to us. I love seeing Cervelli, Nunez and Gardener get completely over matched by Beckett and Papelbon. Really we can’t get a better bench then Nunnie “I swing at any high pitch” Nunez and Cervelli. Somebody help me by explaining our mission. There is no way we are beating these guys in the playoff with CC barely able to win and no one behind him. This game finally made me realize this is a growing year for the Yankees right but I am still sad.

  921. igotid88 August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Ace August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    Now who will spin this Hughes disaster?
    ————————————–

    it wasn’t a great start. but the last 2 runs off him were pretty much luck

  922. Phranchise August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    What is blowing Lee away? Why not double what they offered then. And then triple CC’s when he opts out. Then you can resign the rest of the league while you are at it.

    These are some of the worst posts I have seen in some time on here.

    And in case you know anything about Lee, you don’t give up on young pitchers. He had a 6.29 era not too long ago and needed to be sent back to the minors.

    Another pitcher the Indians developed over many years and then suddenly he hits his stride during his late twenties and has a huge pay day.

  923. Othello August 31st, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I never want to see posada again in a lineup. DFA him and Ayala now please!

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