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Game 159: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 25, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (97-61)
Eduardo Nunez SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jesus Montero DH
Chris Dickerson LF
Austin Romine C

RHP Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.62)
Nova vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (88-70)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carl Crawford LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Jed Lowrie 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Marco Scutaro SS
Jason Varitek C

RHP John Lackey (12-12, 6.49)
Lackey vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 6:30., YES Network / MLB Network

WEATHER: Cooling down a little bit, but still very nice out for the last regular season home game of the year.

UMPIRES: HP Ted Barrett, 1B Tim McClelland, 2B Marvin Hudson, 3B Mike Everitt

TAKE TWO: This is the first time since 1996 that the Yankees are playing a doubleheader on the final day of the home schedule… This is the fifth doubleheader of the season, the Yankees most since 2006 (also five)… The Yankees have gone 2-0-2 in doubleheaders so far this season.

DUE FOR A LONG ONE: The Yankees and Red Sox played a three-hour game yesterday, and today’s first game lasted just two hours, 59 minutes. It was the first time since 2008 that these two teams played consecutive games in three hours or less.

UPDATE, 6:33 p.m.: A 1-2-3 first inning for Nova, and we’re off and running in Game 2.

UPDATE, 6:41 p.m.: My gosh, the Red Sox are really playing terrible baseball right now. Teixiera’s two-run double turns into a third run because Tex took third on the throw home and scored on Varitek’s awful throw to third base. It’s a 3-0 Yankees lead in the bottom of the first.

UPDATE, 7:11 p.m.: Nova strikes out Ellsbury to end the third with a runner left at second. He looks as good as ever right now.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: Sorry, been writing during much of this second game. Nova just allowed a run in the fifth and another in the sixth, Austin Romine managed to turn a wild pitch into an out with a diving tag — more of a sliding, lunging tag — at the plate. It’s a 3-2 Yankees lead heading into the bottom of the sixth. Nova’s thrown 88 pitches, and there’s no activity in the Yankees bullpen.

UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: Obviously Girardi wanted Nova to get through to the lefties at the top of the Boston order, but sticking with Nova until now led to two more runs and a 4-3 Red Sox lead in the seventh. Boone Logan is now in to face at least Ellsbury and Crawford.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Logan strikes out Ellsbury and picks off Gathright to get out of the seventh.

UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: Chavez leadoff single. Gardner in to pinch run. Aceves coming out of the bullpen for the Red Sox.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: Dickerson’s sac fly has tied the game at 4 heading into the eighth. Soriano coming in to pitch.

UPDATE, 8:49 p.m.: Austin Romine is this year’s Greg Golson, throwing out Carl Crawford in a key spot in September.

UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: Pitching change gives me a few seconds to look away from my running game story… Big moment for Romine in the bottom of the ninth, but he’s probably never seen a pitch quite like that one from Papelbon. Girardi gave the kid a chance, and Romine went down swinging.

UPDATE, 10:41 p.m.: Laffey still in for the 13th inning. It’s officially getting late, and the Yankees haven’t had many great chances to score since that bases-loaded opportunity in the ninth. I’m really regretting the decision to book a 6:30 a.m. flight.

UPDATE, 11:30 p.m.: Ellsbury three-run bomb off Scott Proctor. It’s a 7-4 Red Sox lead in the 14th.

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1,471 Responses to “Game 159: Yankees vs. Red Sox”

  1. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Finish them.

  2. m September 25th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    “We play 2, we win 2″

  3. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I agree. Finish them off.

  4. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    m,

    AMEN!!, Go Yankees!!

  5. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    bury them, please!

  6. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    MLB channel is broadcasting the game, thank God, i was thinking that i had to settle for gameday

  7. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Nova looks sharp early on

  8. kd September 25th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    early movement on the fastball is a great sign. nova is just impressive. he looks like he’s been doing this for 10 years

  9. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Nice gun by Nuney

  10. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    The redsox are broken. Winning that early game was crucial. They’re dead men walking now.

  11. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Looks like lineup advantage for Sucks.

  12. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    8 pitch inning, couldn’t ask for more

  13. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Beautiful Nova.

    Time to beat the crap out of Lackey. Runs pls.

  14. m September 25th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Nova smells blood.

  15. m September 25th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I’m hoping for some early errors on defense behind Lackey. Too much to ask?

  16. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    An error behind Lackey would be awesome. Then we can get some good cursing. :lol:

  17. m September 25th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Calls that don’t go his way are good, too. :P

  18. kd September 25th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    not at all m

    nova looks like he really wants to be a starter for the next 10 years. really impressed with him and the way he carries himself

    let’s hope lackey doesn’t go more than 2 innings

  19. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    “Looks like lineup advantage for Sucks.”

    That was in the first game and they still lost miserably.
    They are done after this game.

  20. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I’d rather just pound Lackey so moleface has no one go blame but himself.

  21. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I smell a dinger here from Grandy

  22. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Cano maybe?

  23. kd September 25th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    gotta love cano’s swing

  24. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I’ll settle for that though

  25. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Did Tex close his stance?

    Tex!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Bryan September 25th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  27. m September 25th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Hee Haw! There’s one error!

  28. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Now we are going to see some cursing!!!

  29. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Oh my.

  30. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Redsox are getting owned. Love it!!!

  31. kd September 25th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    missed a home run by an inch!!

    why would tek make that throw?

  32. rb from LI September 25th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    The Red Sox are beating themselves. This is fun. :D

  33. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Oh man,

    Out of compassion I feel sorry for sox.
    I want them to lose, but not like this.

  34. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    The sox are done. this is how not to play baseball.

    This should be a time capsule for little leaguers on what not to do.

  35. tucker September 25th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    How long before Lackey goes head hunting?

  36. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Tex’s stance looks different, no?

  37. m September 25th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Oh, I don’t feel sorry for them. Whenever that happens, rallies are born. No way.

  38. Bryan September 25th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Feel sorry for degenerate pieces of trash??

    Are you on drugs?

    No effin way

  39. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    Oh man,

    Out of compassion I feel sorry for sox.
    I want them to lose, but not like this.

    ———————————————————————————————-

    “No mercy.” – John Kreese.

  40. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    heh.

    That is all.

  41. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    LMAO at the Keystone Sox

  42. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    15 minutes into the game, and the red sox are down by 3.

  43. Bronx Jeers September 25th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Ha ha. I couldn’t even find 1 Sox fan to laugh at.

    They’re a total no-show in the Bronx.

  44. Bo knows September 25th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Tex’s stance looks different, no?

    ———————————

    He closed it a bit from that exagerated open face he had earlier, about five games ago.

  45. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    This inning shows the epitome of a dead team.

  46. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    If you start feeling sorry for the Sox, just remember Ortiz posing at home plate after a homer, Beckett jawing at our base runners, and all the times Sox pitchers hit Yankee batters..

  47. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    He closed it a bit from that exagerated open face he had earlier, about five games ago.

    —–

    He did that 5 games ago? Wow, don’t know how I missed that.

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Well dang! Don’t know why I thought the game started at 7! Good thing I was back in the car and decided to tune into the John and Suzyn pregame show! I got to hear the top of the first and then, well, the Yankees scoring three runs (wish I had seen it!)

    BUT – those who still believe in the Sux, not to worry. If they get into the postseason, the score starts out 0-0. Don’t let the way they’re playing fool you. They will turn it around on a dime and become a real threat. If they’re in there, they can win it all!!!

    For example, say they lose their last three games in dismal fashion and the currently-hot Rays end up forfeiting three games due to dysentary – the Sux are there, aren’t they? And the wild card fairy will go and sprinkle play-good dust on them, and all is forgotten! 5-21 will be a distant memory!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  49. RS September 25th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Anyone care about 1-8 anymore?

  50. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Per Pete Abe:

    “The Sox have to solve a very tough Ivan Nova who is seeking his 17th win. Since 2000 only three rookies have compiled more wins in a season – CC Sabathia 17 with the Indians in 2001, Justin Verlander, 17 with the Tigers in 2006 and Jason Jennings, 16 with Colorado.”

    That is wonderful. Imagine if Nova turns out to be 80% of CC or Verlander….

  51. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    when it rains it poors for the RedSox…i left and came back and its 3-0 Yanks… :)

  52. SonyBravo September 25th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Forget the brooms. Get out the shovels.

  53. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    SuperNova.

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    “The sox are done. this is how not to play baseball.

    This should be a time capsule for little leaguers on what not to do.”

    Now now, read my previous post. All is forgotten if they get into the postseason. Their starters will pitch like aces, the offense will tear the cover off the ball, and the billpen will be unhittable. That’s what happens when the record reverts to 0-0!!!

    :D

  55. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Awesome

  56. kd September 25th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    bbfan,

    you’re on to something. this kid throws 96, just ask agon about his off speed stuff. 80% of verlander would be fine by me

  57. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    If you start feeling sorry for the Sox, just remember Ortiz posing at home plate after a homer, Beckett jawing at our base runners, and all the times Sox pitchers hit Yankee batters..
    —-

    +1

  58. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Nova is dealing, big low fastball, killer slider, good curveball and a change, this guy is the real thing…Add to that the poise and you have a winner

  59. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    “Anyone care about 1-8 anymore?”

    I never did.

    :)

  60. Triple Short of a Cycle September 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Where is that idiot Red Robin?

  61. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    +2

  62. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    SonyBravo September 25th, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    Forget the brooms. Get out the shovels.

    ======

    LMAO, :)

  63. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    Where is that idiot Red Robin?

    ======

    Back in the cellar playing with his red sux doll

  64. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    MonTERROR!

  65. luis September 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    The Jesus!!!!!!!!is looose!!!

  66. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    montero = BEAST MODE

  67. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Just completely beat Lackey to the inside corner. Kid is so legit.

  68. Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    DID YOU SEE that hit by Montero? OMG. Speechless. I am speechless.

  69. Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Montero needs to run the bases a little better. But he will learn.

  70. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    You can’t pitch Monstero outside OR inside.

  71. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Triple, looks like I was onto something with these Sux, hey? Remember how West Coast used to school me because I wasn’t showing enough reverence for their “abilities”????

    Good times!

    :)

  72. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I bet Red Robin has Red Sox PJs with the feet in them…

  73. Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Romine.

    Wow.

    the Yankees have an embarrassment of catching wealth.

  74. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    once montero learns to lay off of some offspeed stuff, he has a shot to hit .500…lol…

  75. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Villa,

    Jesus swing has no holes….no matter how they pitch him, he will adjust and punish the opposing tesam

  76. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Sox lose tonight, the Rays control their own destiny.

  77. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    @alexspeier: After Montero’s double down the line, Lackey looked in at Varitek and shook his head, seemingly in disbelief that Montero got to inside ball

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I’m not even going to bother to watch the final three games in Tampa. I’ll read the forum and check out scores. I will definitely be glued to those fabulous Orioles!

  79. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Come on Grandy, put the big hurt on Lackey.

  80. JM September 25th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Good evening, all. Just got back from the first game in the Bronx. Wish I could have stayed for the second one….The curtain call for Jorge was really terrific today. What a great moment.

  81. Triple Short of a Cycle September 25th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    trisha,

    You got that right, although I don’t think anyone thought the Sox would be tied for the wild card at this point

  82. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Bryan,

    Are you a kid/teenager?
    No, I never did drugs.
    Did you have to write that non-sense?
    You can always disagree with others views without resorting to it.
    Others did….
    If you try you can too and make this blog a better place for all.

  83. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    I bet Red Robin has Red Sox PJs with the feet in them…

    ——-

    And a matching hood

  84. JM September 25th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    @alexspeier: After Montero?s double down the line, Lackey looked in at Varitek and shook his head, seemingly in disbelief that Montero got to inside ball

    ________________

    Hope Jesus continues to inspire disbelief in Yanks’ opponents for many years to come….

  85. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    G o

    Y a n k e e s !

  86. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, this is hilarious……….

  87. Triple Short of a Cycle September 25th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    If the Jets lose today and the Yanks hold on this will be a perfect sports day for me

  88. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    “Sox lose tonight, the Rays control their own destiny.”

    Except that they have to do it against Yanks :)

  89. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Unfortunately, Illsbury still owns Granderson.

    May Nova hit Illsbury when he comes up next.

  90. Triple Short of a Cycle September 25th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Red Robin,

    Why are you here? Don’t you have a below average restaurant to run?

  91. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Wow. Way to put on your game face with the writers, JD Drew. That guy is a big fat wimp.

  92. rb from LI September 25th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    From boston.com

    Top 2nd: Yankees 3, Red Sox 0

    A DKNY Teddy Bear promotion at the ballpark tonight. They’re handing them out right now. I think they should the soft blue teddy to every Red Sox player on the field.

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    mel, few people on this forum gave the Rays any chance of taking the wild card. In fact when Price lost the game to Toronto, there was a definitive shift in mood and most people saw the Sux taking the wild card as a fait accompli.

    Of course there were a few holdouts, cough cough.

    Now the Sux might still win it, depending on how the Rays and Sux both play. But I think that you (meaning anyone) have to be several cards short of a deck to believe that the Sux are capable of beating any team if they do happen to luck into the wild card.

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Loving AJ hanging over the fence in the dugout and watching this game! (NESN feed).

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    “A DKNY Teddy Bear promotion at the ballpark tonight. They’re handing them out right now. I think they should the soft blue teddy to every Red Sox player on the field.”

    LMAO!!!

  96. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    It will be interesting to see if the Rays and Sox are tied on the last day of the season. A TB win would give them at least a shot at a 1-game playoff.

  97. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    kay is marvelling at francona possibly getting fired yet he was front and center about yankees moving on from torre…

  98. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Slider time Nova

  99. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    The only reason to let go of Francona is if he’s lost his clubhouse.

  100. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Elf on speed, from the looks of his eyes in the dugout.

  101. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    It would be a joke if Francona were fired………can’t see it happening.

  102. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I try to zone Kay out.

  103. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    The only one deserving of the axe is Theo

  104. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    this kid nova is special – doesn’t have “lights out” stuff but has 3-4 really good pitches…just gets on the mound and goes to work. no walking around, no over thinking, just “give me the ball and let me pitch.”

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    “trisha,

    You got that right, although I don’t think anyone thought the Sox would be tied for the wild card at this point”

    You got me. I thought they would be behind by now!

    ;)

  106. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Super-Nova!!!

  107. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Made Ellsbury look silly

  108. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I’m convinced that Nova will be fine as #2 starter in post season play….hope Joe is too

  109. Bo knows September 25th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Two CBs and a slider. Woah

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Damn is he good! Ice water in his veins. I wouldn’t fear for a minute that he hasn’t had post experience.

  111. Triple Short of a Cycle September 25th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    djsunyc,

    Why would the Sox fire Francona? Plus the Yankees never fired Torre

  112. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    “trisha,

    You got that right, although I don’t think anyone thought the Sox would be tied for the wild card at this point”

    You got me. I thought they would be behind by now!

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

    LMAO!!, i didn’t see it either

  113. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    if francona gets let go, it will be a testimony to theo’s front office politicking.

  114. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Francona did the best he could with the hand he was dealt. You can’t pitch for them, field for them, or hit for them.

  115. JM September 25th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    The biggest obstacle to the Rays making the postseason is that their last three games are against the Yankees. The Yankees don’t seem to want to coast to the finish line…..

  116. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Joe from LI,

    Spot on…..Anyway i don’t think he is getting fired, maybe some of the coaching staff ( Pitching coach comes to mind ).

  117. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    JM not that it is going to matter but I guarantee you that people will be convinced that the Yanks tanked on purpose if they lose to the Rays.

  118. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I think the Angels are done with the loss today.
    Now Yanks control who gets the WC in AL, depending on how they play against Rays.

  119. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Watching the maturation process of Ivan Nova during this season has been just short of amazing.

    The kid can now throw any pitch in any situation and has no fear out there.

    He will have no issue making a post season start, it is really no different than any other game, particularly with a kid like Nova.

  120. NYYanksFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    If you have to tell people how great you are, you might not be as great as you think you are.

  121. Bo knows September 25th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    It’s probably only step one in reworking Teix’s hitting approach. Try to stabilize his base.

  122. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    MG – agree about Nova.

  123. kd September 25th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    great ab by tex

  124. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Wonder if Tito is going to let Lackey take it in the neck and save his pen for the next three days? Obviously if this were their absolutely do or die game, Tito would manage it differently.

  125. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    bad call.

  126. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    i think Swish was safe

  127. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    WTF McClelland

  128. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Swish was safe

  129. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Swish was past the bag when he made the call.

    Oh, well. No one wants to be the reason the Sox are swept.

  130. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Until two days back, I also thought Fancona does not deserve to be fired.
    But, the way his team is playing with all those mental errors, he has to take responsibility

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    “McClelland”

    Oy vey, he’s still around? I still remember how he helped duke the Padres out of a trip to the postseason with a missed call at the plate against Colorado in their do or die game!

  132. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I do think this game is do or die for them, if they lose they are tied fro the WC, if they win they a game advantage, and that could be huge with only three games to play.

  133. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    It’s interesting that Cano is batting in front of Teix tonight, it’s probably a sign that Cano will be batting 3rd in the postseason with Arod behind him.

    Teix has already said it wasn’t an issue for him and I’m sure he appreciated batting with runners on 1st and 3rd in the 1st inning.

  134. blake September 25th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Nova looking ready to rock and roll….

    The Red Sox situation is because of Theo Epstein a lot more than it is Francona.

  135. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Even Remy just acknowledged that Swish was safe.

  136. blake September 25th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    MG,

    I think so to…..ill be interesting to are if we get a playoff preview lineup in Tampa

  137. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    EDIT: If they win thay have a game advantage……

  138. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I don’t know – I hope McClelland doesn’t make the postseason umping staff. He’s been missing a lot of calls in the past couple of years.

  139. JM September 25th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Swish was definitely safe. Oh well.

  140. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    if my small sample of Sox fan (1 good friend, who is pretty rational most times) is representative of the overall fanbase, they want massive changes including both Epstein and Francona leaving.

  141. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    luis, I hear you. Maybe with Nova on the mound he isn’t going to pull Lackey too early because he doesn’t want to burn the pen. I was listening to WEEI earlier and they had tape from Tito talking about Nova. He thinks Nova is tremendous.

  142. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Talking about umpires, what happened with Joe West??

  143. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    You can’t fire the players so the manager will take the hit. I think it’s a mistake to fire Tito, but if they do, I’ll be happy because that will mean that they probably won’t win again anytime soon.

  144. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    if my small sample of Sox fan (1 good friend, who is pretty rational most times) is representative of the overall fanbase, they want massive changes including both Epstein and Francona leaving.

    ——————–

    I’ve lived in Boston for the past 14 years. They’re mostly cool with Epstein and Francona.

  145. Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    mel, few people on this forum gave the Rays any chance of taking the wild card. In fact when Price lost the game to Toronto, there was a definitive shift in mood and most people saw the Sux taking the wild card as a fait accompli.

    Of course there were a few holdouts, cough cough.

    Now the Sux might still win it, depending on how the Rays and Sux both play. But I think that you (meaning anyone) have to be several cards short of a deck to believe that the Sux are capable of beating any team if they do happen to luck into the wild card.
    *****

    Are you keeping score??? you are one of the most obnoxious people during this time. Patting yourself on the back and pointing fingers at people you don’t even know, and making assumptions about how they feel.

    It sure would be nice to come here and just enjoy the vibe. You do not have a monopoly on Yankee fandom or support.

  146. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I’d be lying if I said I really care about who gets fired and who stays in beantown.

    Because I don’t.

  147. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I’ll be curious to see who they replace Tito with. Not everyone has the mental makeup to manage in BOS.

  148. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Epstein signed Lackey so he should be fired based on that alone. :P

  149. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Not everyone has the mental makeup to manage in BOS.

    —————————

    And you have to really love Dunkin’ Donuts

  150. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    the redsox hit 2 hard balls AT PEOPLE. They’re done!

  151. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Lol Papi looks defeated.

    Let’s get some runs.

  152. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Papi talking to himself after that at bat.

  153. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    What are you talking about PAL? I’m referring to posts on this forum where posters made definitive statements. Got a guilty conscience or something?

    Stop reading my posts if you don’t like it.

    If it has to do with the Sux, I’m over the moon.

    Ta!

  154. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Nova’s unreal. He’s at a point right now where he can just throw a fastball in the zone to David Ortiz in Yankee Stadium and he won’t get a hit on it.

  155. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    if my small sample of Sox fan (1 good friend, who is pretty rational most times) is representative of the overall fanbase, they want massive changes including both Epstein and Francona leaving.

    ——————–

    I’ve lived in Boston for the past 14 years. They’re mostly cool with Epstein and Francona.
    ———————–
    you know a lot more about the situation than me, I think Francona is a very good manager and don’t have an opinion about Epstein.

  156. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Don’t count BOS out yet. If they do manage to fight off TB, they will probably be hot for the playoffs. That’s how these things work. A team this good won’t stink forever. Their luck will eventually change and it will probably happen during the playoffs.

  157. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Papi honestly look like he was on the verge of tears

  158. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    If they complete this epic collapse, it’s possible that Theo and Francona are BOTH gone.

  159. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    @jessespector: YES comparing 2011 Red Sox to 2000 Yankees. Flaw in argument is 2000 Yankees were never in danger of missing playoffs.

  160. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    What’s scarey for the rest of the AL is that Noesi is probably the better pitcher between he and Nova.

  161. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Laura, don’t agree at all. If they fight off the Rays, they will be so exhausted you’ll have to carrry them off the field. They will not have had any time to rest their regulars.

    But we shall wait and watch.

  162. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Guys,

    Any team that goes to the PS can get hot and win it all

  163. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    “Papi honestly look like he was on the verge of tears”

    I thought I read somewhere that the Hobbit was on the verge of tears during a post game interview the other day. I’m not sure if he was crying over BOS’ recent woes or the fact that Gollum stole the ring. :P

  164. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    What’s scarey for the rest of the AL is that Noesi is probably the better pitcher between he and Nova.
    ———————–
    GB, Noesi isn’t better than Nova right now but, at least from his minor league stats, he has the chance to be better if he gets the chance to start and can develop in the same way as Nova.

  165. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Nova is the 2nd starter (not by name, but by the assertion that the first two spots are set)

    Girardi said he might bat Cano 3rd and move Tex down. Tex has responded that he’s fine with any decision to bat 5th.

    This team is so cohesive and undivided.

  166. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    “YES comparing 2011 Red Sox to 2000 Yankees. Flaw in argument is 2000 Yankees were never in danger of missing playoffs.”

    Heard a lot of talk about that on EEI. Very good point, one that was never considered there.

  167. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Love Montero’s plate discipline too.

  168. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Montero is just seeing the ball really well!1

  169. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Montero is amazing, they have managed to get him out once, and the one was on a borderline call

  170. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Nice ab from Jesus laying off all that junk Lackey was throwing at him.

  171. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    “Guys,

    Any team that goes to the PS can get hot and win it all”

    Not this team, Luis. You need the pieces to win. It isn’t like they’ve been winning games but are neck in neck with another team that has also been winning games. This is different.

    JMO of course.

  172. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Montero is a beast

  173. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    What’s scarey for the rest of the AL is that Noesi is probably the better pitcher between he and Nova.
    ———————–
    GB, Noesi isn’t better than Nova right now but, at least from his minor league stats, he has the chance to be better if he gets the chance to start and can develop in the same way as Nova.

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

    True, but, what I meant was that Noesi is a better pitcher right now than Nova was at this point last year. He only lacks the starting opportunities.

  174. Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I am talking about YOU!

    This is not your personal forum. I don’t care how you feel about the Red Sox. What I’m talking about is your obsession with what other people say or how they feel and constantly – CONSTANTLY – propping yourself up and pointing fingers at anonymous people on a forum who may have a more balanced perspective.

    Guilty conscience? About what????? You’re nuts.

  175. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    ^^Meant to say that it is widely assumed that Nova is the #2, and that Girardi has not refuted it.

  176. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    After what Montero has done so far, I will be shocked if the Yankees don’t make him the backup catcher next season. The kid is ready.

  177. igotid88 September 25th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Will Jesus still be eligible as a rookie next season?

  178. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    The Yankees are killing themselves with the DPs this game.

  179. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    “Will Jesus still be eligible as a rookie next season?”

    Yes. I think he’d have to have 100 ABs to be out of the running next season.

  180. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    GB, we agree on that, what we don’t know is if Noesi can take the same quantum leap that Nova has over the course of a single season, I’m just amazed by the kid and his confidence on the mound.

  181. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    They really let Lackey off the hook. I think the Yanks are the only team that he can hold down and not get hammered by. Every other team tattoos him.

  182. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Trish,

    You may be right, but i rather see them out of the PS just in case

  183. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Oh boy.

    Lackey pitching a SHUTOUT since first inning.

  184. Bryan September 25th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    BBFan

    I just shed a tear after reading your post

    I hope your mommy gave you your blankie

  185. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Stick a fork in LAA. They’re done.

  186. JM September 25th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Yanks missing some opportunities here.

    Jesus’ plate discipline is very impressive.

  187. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    the way Nova is dealing we may actually get a quick Yanks/Soxs game

  188. m September 25th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I want to see the Sox out of the postseason on principle and odds of winning it all. And for a winter of good laughs.

  189. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    :D

    Tch tch tch! Such drama. You’re making me think that you called everything wrong and you feel like I am calling you out personally!!!

    Don’t read my posts – or read them. Your choice.

    ;)

  190. JM September 25th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    Oh boy.

    Lackey pitching a SHUTOUT since first inning.

    ______________

    Guess the first inning doesn’t count. ;)

  191. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 25th, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    djsunyc,

    Why would the Sox fire Francona? Plus the Yankees never fired Torre

    ————–

    i don’t think they will but after a collapse like this – bringing back the same voice and group of coaches may not be the best idea (see mets 07-08)

  192. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    luis, I’m with you. I want to see them squashed like bugs! (I don’t think they have anything left in the tank, but to see them go down in flames after being annointed the best ever will be so satisfying.)

  193. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Love how the Yanks are helping knock A-Gon off of a batting title too.

  194. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Ugh. One of those beautiful Swisher-in-the-field moments.

  195. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    GB, we agree on that, what we don’t know is if Noesi can take the same quantum leap that Nova has over the course of a single season, I’m just amazed by the kid and his confidence on the mound.

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

    Noesi has the better stuff of the two, though it’s close. a little more fastball, and will walk less and strike out more. If they both make the 2012 rotation, they’re very similar, so the need will be there to split them up, like in between a Garcia like pitcher or a left hander.

  196. Villa Nova-Ya September 25th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Trisha -

    Sweetie, you are so wrong.

    What I object to is people who are judgmental, as you are. And who pat themselves on the back, as you do.

    But you enjoy. Cough. Cough.

  197. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Wow Swish really misplayed that ball. There was no reason to jump up on the wall. EIther play it off the wall or just catch it.

  198. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Learn some manners and have a good night kid.

  199. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    “But you enjoy. Cough. Cough.”

    I will! I will!!!

    Good calls on my part about the Sux, hey?

    :lol:

  200. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    The Yanks need to come back and make Lackey work.

  201. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    don’t like the mojo this inning…

  202. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like Kemp’s Triple Crown run might be over. He’s 7 points off of Reyes’ lead.

  203. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Nice way to turn into the pitch captain moron. Give me a break if the Yanks did that they would never get the base.

  204. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    nova gets out of it – whoo!!!

  205. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Alright real nice job to hold it at 1.

    The offense needs to step it up and put some more runs on the board.

  206. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Guess Ellsbury used his quota of homers in the first game.

  207. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Yanks have to put some more runs on the board.
    Hopefully this inning.

  208. Bryan September 25th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Nope not tired but thanks for your concern

  209. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Francona really coming across nervous in that interview.

  210. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I don’t think Romine is ready to hit at a major league level yet, I’d be somewhat surprised if he is on the post season roster unless they just figure it’s a spot that isn’t needed for anyone else.

  211. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    McClelland just called a ball and a strike to the same (located) pitch!

  212. igotid88 September 25th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    “Will Jesus still be eligible as a rookie next season?”

    Yes. I think he’d have to have 100 ABs to be out of the running next season.
    ——————————————–

    I figured. Wasn’t sure of the exact number

  213. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Vintage Lackey tonight (since 1st).

  214. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I had predicted the Sucks will win tonight.

    N. Drew gets it done. No surprise there.

  215. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Trisha

    He’s the 1B umpire

  216. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    And as can only happen in Yankee-Sux games, their worst pitcher is doing the best job.

    :roll:

  217. MG September 25th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    it really takes a dimwit to troll a Yankees message board in support of a team that has been almost historically bad for the past month.

    talk about having no life.

  218. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    This is annoying. They can’t let Lackey record a quality start.

  219. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    LGY – :) thanks.

    So let me ask, what do you think of the HP ump’s calls so far?

  220. luis September 25th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I had predicted the Sucks will win tonight.

    ========

    You better wait for next season Dufusdamus

  221. Ross September 25th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Off topic – but of interest. How many times have you heard the Red Sox complain (bitterly) about the short porch in right at the Stadium? Ever wondered what the REAL distances are in their dinky little bandbox? We’ve heard of people having laser surveying devices confiscated, etc………well, here is a website which purports to give the REAL distances!

    http://www.andrewclem.com/Base......html#diag

  222. Nilsson September 25th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Drew has a particular mannerism he does with his right arm when he moves around in the field. Very similar to my sister’s.

  223. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Maybe the little man can pound himself into a DP here.

  224. Yankees_Fan September 25th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    LGY September 25th, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    This is annoying. They can’t let Lackey record a quality start.

    ——————————————

    As long as the Yanks record the win, I could care less about his quality start. Maybe it’d be even more troubling if he pitches well and they still lose.

  225. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    c’mon Nova you got this

  226. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Redsox won 5 games in september :lol:

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Taking this to the car. Gotta go pick someone up from work.

    GO NOVA!!!!!

  228. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    trish,
    Not defending Villa’s tone, necessarily, but I understand his or her feelings. There were others here, myself included, who were optimistic in April, and who thought the Sox were highly overrated. I appreciate your constant optimism, and mostly share it. There are others here who are mostly hopeful about their team, but express their doubts about this and that, disappointment over a loss, and such. These folks do not deserve your scorn. They are fans, too. The trolls we all can dismiss out of hand. What I think Villa is saying is that nobody likes to hear “I told you so” too many times. Respectfully, Tom.

  229. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Nova isn’t as sharp the last 2 innings as he was the 1st 4 innings. It seems like the Yanks can never get Scutaro or the smurf out.

  230. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    A hard hit triple play would be wicked right now. Big Sloppi would cry like a baby

  231. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Bear down Novita

  232. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    “What I think Villa is saying is that nobody likes to hear “I told you so” too many times. ”

    When it comes to the Sux, something bigger than I overtakes me. It’s that old black magic.

    Darn!

    I’m pretty good otherwise.

    :)

  233. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Outta here.

  234. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Ugh Robbie.

  235. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    OMG Cano!!! %$^#&#*

  236. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Cano, please don’t make this kind of stupid mistake in postseason.

  237. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Cano!!! not the time to make an error

  238. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Ouch come on Cano!!! That really hurts Nova..

  239. Jason22 September 25th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Sorry David Cone drank the Kay/Girardi koolaid about Romine catching Nova, he never caught him once in the minors, just another reason Montero not catching Nova is such a joke.

    Bad play by Robbie there, come on Ivan.

  240. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    dont let this game slip away, damn!

  241. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    What a play from Tex, he saved a run

  242. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Great play by Teix, saving a second run right there & bailing out Cano

  243. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    do not like the mojo of this game…but hopefully we hang on…

  244. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Wow…

  245. MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I think that’s a secret play they work on in spring training…

  246. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    what a retard why did Pedora try to score….lol the ball didnt go that far away.

  247. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Thats was as crazy a play as you will see, but i’ll take it, LOL!!!!

  248. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    The smurf tried to jump over the plate lol

  249. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Talk about Luck to have that ball come back fast. Everything going yanks way.

  250. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    What is pedroa trying to do?
    He thinks it is High-Jump competition :)

  251. PittsburghYankeeFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    That was great. Pedroia is so small he can’t knock Romine over–so he tries to jump over him! Too bad Romine is blocking the plate, Dustin.

  252. MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I’m guessing the Yankees score some runs very shortly, that’s the way it’s been going for both teams lately.

  253. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    3 No-Hit innings by Lackey .

  254. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    I think that’s a secret play they work on in spring training…

    ————-
    I was thinking the exact same thing ;)

  255. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    An assist to the backstop.

  256. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Robbie needs to atone for the error.

  257. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    11 in a row retired by Lackey.

  258. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    :(

  259. 4 NYY September 25th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Poor little PED !!!! LOL

  260. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Swinging at the 1st pitch? I love the effort from Cano tonight.

  261. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Tagged where it counts.

  262. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    12 in a row retired a Lackey.

    Like I said earlier, other than may be 2 bad pitches, Lackey has totally dominated our hitters in the last 2 games he pitched.

  263. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    hope the Yanks score more runs we may need them

  264. JM September 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    The bats have kinda gone to sleep after Jesus’ base-running mistake….C’mon guys

  265. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    The Yankees haven’t had a hit since the 2nd inning.

    WTF is going on?

  266. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Romine slapped the hobbit’s @rse :shock:

  267. NYYanksFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Don’t worry. Yankees have this one. Trisha says the Sox are done. She’s never wrong. Just ask her.

  268. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Lackey > Lester atm :shock:

  269. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    The Elf just didn’t jump high enough.

    We gotta get to this Loser Lackey.

  270. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    The yankees hitters aren’t being patient

  271. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    It’s a good thing the Yanks don’t have to win this game. It’s frustrating to watch them get shut down by such garbage who everyone hammers. Lackey has a 10 era in September.

  272. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Need three more outs from Nova.

  273. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    this is a big inning – if we can keep them off the board then we have soriano and mariano for the 8th and 9th…

  274. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Even loser pitchers can have a good game once-in-a-while. Lackey’s fighting for his life.

  275. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    It’s amazing how the Yankees have been shut down since the 1inning. Lacking looks burnt out. His body language is awful & they can’t him. wtf :?

  276. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I disagree. I think Lackey looks determined to win.

  277. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    come on…

  278. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    we are having some bad mojo this game…

  279. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Glad we have soriano & mariano available. AJ going into the 8th was huge in the 1st game, only using D-rob.

  280. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Nova hasn’t been the same since Swisher misplayed that ball. His fastball has been up in the zone since the 5th inning.

  281. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    How about that backstop play again :)

  282. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Think happy thoughts, no more bad mojo

  283. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Girardi absolutely mystifies me sometimes. Yesterday, he was oh-so-willing to play mix and match with a 9-0 lead in the 7th inning… but today, with a chance to absolutely crush our most hated rivals, he is insisting on leaving in Nova, despite it being clear (from the 6th inning) that he has nothing left.

    Honestly, I hate Girardi.

    Oh, there goes the lead. Shocker.

  284. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    FML

  285. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    First lead that Nova has relinquish in a while

  286. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    damn; don’t give sux any life

  287. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    That is one of the worst pitches that Nova has thrown all game. I can’t stand this scrub Scutaro.

  288. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    maybe its time to have Nova leave…he is not as sharp now.

  289. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    damn

  290. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Our bats need to wake up now. I don’t want to lose this game. Don’t let the redsox leave with a pulse.

  291. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Nova is done. Take him out.

  292. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    HONESTLY, GIRARDI IS SUCH AN IDIOT. I CANNOT STAND HIM. I CANNOT STAND THE GUY.

  293. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    pull Nova now. come on. he hasn’t looked good for the last…2 innings…

  294. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    out bats will be a problem; a-rod and tex.

  295. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    is that the first time he’s given up a lead?

  296. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    The bottom of the Sucks lineup is just obscenely good.

  297. JM September 25th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    They let Lackey off the hook in this game, unfortunately.

  298. njsketch September 25th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    wow, way to go nova. just breathed a whole new life into the sox.

  299. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    @djsunyc
    I believe they were 17-1 when Nova pitches with a lead

  300. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    njsketch,

    You’re an idiot. It was clear he didn’t have anything left, and his moronic manager left him in.

    Blame him.

  301. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Nova has been getting the ball up since the 5th inning. Awful job by Girardi, I hate to see him just give them this game. Everyone hates the Sox and in a must win game Girardi should of put the hammer on them instead of just giving them this game.

  302. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Montero will hit a homerun in the bottom of the inning.
    Also, we have Jeter, A-Rod and Martin to pinch hit.
    We will win this game.
    Still three innings to go.

  303. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    @njsketch
    I think Nova deserves a pass. He’s been great for us this year. Girardi left him in too long.

  304. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    is that the first time he’s given up a lead?
    —-

    He’s done it before, but the yankees came back. Remember that game he gave up like 6 or 7 runs but the yanks kept scoring more. But he hasn’t done it late in games to leave down (like this game)

  305. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Seriously, I think Girardi should be fired ON PRINCIPLE for this.

    I understand that it’s a “meaningless” game… but his managing style is SO STUPID that I cannot stand the thought of him costing us playoff games (like he did when he unnecessarily left in Burnett in the ALCS last year).

    I cannot STAND him. He is such an idiot.

  306. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    another game on Girardi….what an idiot! We have NOBODY in the bullpen that can pitch again? WOW! Anyone that knows ANYTHING about baseball could see that Nova didn’t have it after he let the score get to 3-2. So make sure you let the other team TAKE THE LEAD before you make a move MORON!

  307. antisocial scrooge September 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    if we had a drob available this second game, this would be a little different.

  308. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    New crop.

  309. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    imho, i think not playing varitek down the stretch hurt the team’s pitching staff. i just don’t think salty is a good catcher in terms of handling the staff – at least not as good as varitek…

  310. njsketch September 25th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    dan in toronto, im sorry, i guess girardi gave up a single to that scrub varitek. yup, im the idiot.

  311. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    It’s going to be so awesome when the Red Sox inexplicably make the playoffs by one game because Girardi absolutely refused to take Nova out when there was NO REASON to leave him in and he so clearly HAD NOTHING.

    That was honestly ridiculous.

    Seriously, I bet that tomorrow if we’re winning 12-0 against the Rays he’ll use 45 different pitchers.

    I cannot wait until he gets fired. I cannot WAIT.

  312. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    antisocial scrooge September 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    if we had a drob available this second game, this would be a little different.

    But they didn’t need D-rob, they have everyone else. D-Rob is not our only good reliever. Though the cutie is awesome ;)

  313. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    New crop.

    ========

    Yup :(

  314. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Now let’s get the lead back!!

  315. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    good job, he couldn’t get a read on Logan at all so you kinda saw that coming

  316. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Picked off. let’s go. score some runs and “put it on the left side”

  317. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    njsketch,

    Oh, you didn’t notice Nova completely fading? You didn’t notice Lowrie and Scutaro CRUSH pitches against him prior to Varitek?

    Seriously, players aren’t robots. They don’t always perform well. That’s why it’s the manager’s job to know when to take them out, when they need a rest, etc.

    He had NOTHING left. Absolutely NOTHING.

    Don’t complain about Nova. We had Wade, Logan, Soriano, Rivera and Ayala ready to go. That was TERRIBLE managing.

  318. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    14 (and counting) in a row retired by Lackey.

    PERFECT GAME since the second inning.

    Adrian Gonzalez is right: the Sucks will indeed storm all the way to the World Series.

  319. ralphfl September 25th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Yes this game means nothing BUT I HATE THE RED SOX’S the yankees mailed this game in after the 1st inning they scored the 3 and thought it was over.Lackey did not get better the yanks just mailed it in.If i were tampa i would plunk Joe somehow.Take the ball and somehow hit him with it for being so stupid to let Nova pitch that long.

  320. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    CAPITALS MEANS ITS TRUE!!!!

    LOUD NOISES!!!!

  321. JM September 25th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    People, you are over-reacting a bit here, dontcha think? If the Yanks absolutely had to win this game, I don’t think Nova is even pitching this inning….

    Game is not over yet.

  322. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 25th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    First off, the SMART move is to bring in a fresh arm to start the 7th. If you don’t do that, AT LEAST have someone up and ready in case Nova continues to groove pitches. So when he gives up the leadoff double, you PULL HIM RIGHT AWAY. But NO, the J@ck@$$ leaves him in until he gives up enough sharply hit balls to LOSE THE LEAD….THEN he pulls him and walks out there with that stupid grin on his face. He SERIOUSLY is our major flaw in the playoffs. And IF we win the WS with him as MGR, he will get credit for the win. HOW STUPID is THAT?

  323. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Logan looks fine.

  324. njsketch September 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    if nova is gonna fade at 85-90 pitches we are in big trouble for the playoffs with him as our #2. girardi let him try and get out of his own mess and he couldn’t put out varitek. that’s on nova.

  325. montec24 September 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Didn’t realize the game was over already.

  326. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    JM,

    The voice of reason

  327. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I really hope if this game meant anything that Girardi would of had a quicker hook with Nova. It was obvious that he was done in the 6th inning and Girardi has cost them too many games/extra runs leaving a pitcher in too long this year. To say that Girardi doesn’t have a feel for when a starting pitcher is done a gigantic understatement. He gets an F in that department.

  328. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    JM,

    No, I’m not overreacting. It’s not just about this game.

    It’s about Girardi’s managing style. He totally overmanaged yesterday’s game for NO REASON. Absolutely NO REASON. And then today he just decided to let Nova blow up in the 7th. There was no reason for that and no way he should have started the inning.

    Seriously, this isn’t a NEW THING with Girardi. He has no feel for the game, he’s a horrendous manager. He overmanages all of the time and yet when tonight called for him to do something, he did nothing.

    You won’t think that it’s overreacting when he ruins the playoffs like he did last season.

  329. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    The CAPS you wear say a lot about you.

  330. ralphfl September 25th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    GET RED ROBIN A HANKEY HE WILL NEED IT WHEN THE SOX DO LIKE A HOOKER AND BLOW IT

  331. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    GIRARDI KEPT THE TEAM FROM WINNING 175 GAMES THIS YEAR!!!

  332. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I wouldn’t have even let Lackey start this inning if I was Tito.

  333. MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Lackey just went AJ on Francona pulling him there…

  334. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    The Yanks should of knocked this loser out a long time ago. Montero getting thrown out at 3rd base completely changed the game and put the offense to sleep.

  335. ralphfl September 25th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    lACKEY SUCH A HACK BELONGS IN BOSTON

  336. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    “the yankees mailed this game in after the 1st inning.”

    There are still three more innings.

  337. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    play this game HARD, then you will have 5 days rest.

    bury Sux, remember they swept you twice in YS.

  338. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I liked seeing Lackey go off. I usually don’t. But he seems to be the one fighting the most for the sox.

  339. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:32 pm
    GIRARDI KEPT THE TEAM FROM WINNING 175 GAMES THIS YEAR!!!

    ———

    LMAO!!!! :)

  340. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    That was a terrible effort by the offense vs Lackey but hopefully they put some runs on the board here.

  341. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Kay needs to shut up. Lacky has a bad ERA, but he also put zeros on the board after the 1st. Can’t believe I’m defending Lackey, but he battled today

  342. 4time September 25th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    This is a crucial game to win – if we win, Tampa and Boston are tied. Have to come back here and win it.

  343. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I am shocked that Girardi didn’t pinch hit Posada. You know since it’s obvious that Montero can’t hit righties.

  344. kd September 25th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    montero time

  345. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Nice

    Let’s go Jesus. Drive him home.

  346. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    If I’m a Red Sox fan, I would be losing my mind over the fact that they started this inning with Lackey. That was a hilariously bad decision by Francona.

  347. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Great job Gardner

  348. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Calm down on Girardi – if this game mattered soriano would have started the inning. Not a bad learning opportunity for Nova. Yeah i want the sox to suffer too, but we arent going to roll over for the Rays either.

  349. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    yes!!! lets go Jesus :D

  350. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    It would be awesome if Montero went opposite field right now.

  351. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    gotta love Lackey. Yelling swears at Francona EVERY TIME he gets pulled. EVERY TIME. Maybe if he hadn’t sucked so bad up to this point the Sox wouldn’t need to have him on such a short leash…idiot.

  352. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    A little to the left, Jesus.

  353. MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    this is only a ‘crucial’ game for Yankees fans who hate the Sox more than life itself.

    Get a grip, if the Sox are in the postseason it won’t be because they win a game tonight, for all we know the Yankees will sweep the Rays next.

  354. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    @umbrelladoc
    I was thinking something along those lines…just tough to watch you know?

  355. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    ElisaInNH,

    How is he any different from AJ Burnett?

  356. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    advanced the runner….productive at bat (we can tie the game on an out). So good job Jesus

  357. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Aceves is money every time he faces our hitters.

  358. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    96??? how does aceves start throwing 96?

  359. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Good job Jesus, he moved the runner to third

  360. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    MG,

    “if the Sox are in the postseason it won’t be because they win a game tonight” – ummm… so if they win the division by one game, it won’t be because they won a game tonight? I’m confused.

  361. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Damn I thought that ball might go up the middle

  362. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    No pinch hitter?

  363. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Sac fly
    Sac fly
    Sac fly

    Also Aceves is throwing crazy 2-seam heat

  364. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    come on dickerson…let’s get this run in…

  365. m September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Let’s bring Gardy hoooome.

  366. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    “if the Sox are in the postseason it won’t be because they win a game tonight” – ummm… so if they win the division by one game, it won’t be because they won a game tonight? I’m confused.
    —-
    What division are they going to win?

  367. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Unfortunately, Dickerson has only grounded out so far

    Have to drive a ball deep

  368. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Dickerson, we need a long flyball

  369. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Chris Dickerson needs to jump in a time machine and pretend that he’s facing King Felix.

    Go upper deck.

  370. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    If Dickerson does not drive the run in, expect Posada to pinchhit for Romine.

  371. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I’ll take a weak infield hit here

  372. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    EliasInNH,

    I meant wild card. My point still stands.

  373. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    yeah boy!!!!

  374. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    good job !!!!!

  375. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    whoot whoot!!!! go Yanks

  376. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    YEEEEEEAH!

  377. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Awesome!

  378. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    YES…. Tied up. We have the momentum now. Let’s get the lead!!! :D

  379. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Nice job Dickerson. Real nice job.

    Horrible decision by Tito to send Lackey out for the 7th. Simply horrible.

  380. kd September 25th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    tie game

    if the sox lose this one, it’ll really hurt

  381. montec24 September 25th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Can criticize Girardi for leaving Nova in too long but Francona might have taken Lackey out too soon.

  382. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    That lead didn’t last long…good job on Girardi for putting garner to pinch run, let him steal the base, and very good situational hitting from the rooks

  383. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Go Dickerson!! He is a good 4th outfielder. Good defense, can hit a little and does the little things.

  384. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Now Yanks can win 176th game and Girardi is a genius :)

  385. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Did Michael Kay just say that he “SCORED ON A SAC”? Who says that?

  386. Yankeefran September 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I love how loud the stadium sounds tonight!

  387. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    that IDIOT girardi has no feel for the game. why in the BLUE HECK would you pinch run gardner there? and then leaving dickerson in? there’s NO WAY we’re gonna tie this up. girardi is a HACK.

  388. comet September 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Tie Game!!! Looks good!

    ralphfl clean it up man this is not the Gutter NYY Blog. Surely you are intelligent enough to express yourself without being obscene!

  389. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    @Toronto
    I know, I was just giving you a hard time.

  390. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    all right, tie game

  391. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    alright soriano – let’s hold them here…

  392. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    dj,

    Hilarious!!!

  393. mick September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    “McClelland”

    Oy vey, he’s still around? I still remember how he helped duke the Padres out of a trip to the postseason with a missed call at the plate against Colorado in their do or die game!
    ===============
    How about the pine tar game, 1984, I believe.

  394. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I wonder how Randy Levine can sleep knowing that he forced Cashman to sign this guy.

    With that being said, have a good inning, Soriano.

  395. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t know if Dickerson will make the postseason roster but he’s been really great for his role this year. Solid player especially as a 4th outfielder.

  396. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    :) it’s all in good fun luis…

  397. MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    MG,

    “if the Sox are in the postseason it won’t be because they win a game tonight” – ummm… so if they win the division by one game, it won’t be because they won a game tonight? I’m confused.
    —————–
    you are so consumed by your hatred of Girardi you can’t see the obvious-it’s a 162 game season and there are 3 games left after tonight.

    Will you criticize the Yankees if they win 2 out of 3 in Tampa and that puts the Sox in the playoffs because they scratch out 2 wins against the O’s?

  398. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    it’s a real test anyway for our bp

  399. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Beyond predictable. Can’t stand him.

  400. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    ROMINE!!!!!!

  401. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Come on man. Gotta put Crawford away there. Terrible pitch 0-2.

    Romine!!!!! Friggin bullet.

  402. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    haha haha

  403. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Not the ideal guy to have on base leading off an inning… get ready to throw Austin.

  404. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Great throw by Romine!!!

  405. Nilsson September 25th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Nice throw by Romine to second. And Cano with his usual lightning quick tag.

  406. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    How does Aceves throw 96? The same way Jacoby JuiceBerry hits 30 HRs.

  407. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    wow – what at throw and tag!!!

  408. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Montero and Romine killing the Sox. Something Sox fans have to look forward to for the next 15 years.

  409. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    MG,

    Yes, I do hate Girardi. I really don’t think that my hatred, though, is unfounded.

    He is a terrible in-game manager. Legitimately terrible.

    He makes some of the most inexplicably ridiculous moves, and on our recent road trip allowed teams to get walk off hits in 4 or 5 games without once getting Mariano into the game… And yet he will overmanage a game like yesterday when we were winning 9-0.

  410. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    wow!!!!!

  411. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    The Yanks should of knocked this loser out a long time ago. Montero getting thrown out at 3rd base completely changed the game and put the offense to sleep.

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

    The ball was hit to first base. What was Montero supposed to do? Stand on 2nd base so you can do your usual pissing and moaning about that?

  412. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Yankees are shutting down runners today, holy crap

  413. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    @Toronto
    Lackey is different from Burnett because, although they both have lousy numbers, Burnett’s are much better. Almost a full run better in ERA, 25% better in ERA+, better K/9.

    …And Burnett’s team hasn’t blown an 9 game lead and gone 5-17 (?) in September en route to what could be an epic collapse.

  414. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Romine’s throwing reminds me of Varitek’s and Salty’s….just kidding..

  415. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Romine will definitely be on the post season roster. You could tell that Pena and Girardi love him.

  416. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful

  417. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    it’s all in good fun luis…

    =======

    I know….but still very good!! :)

    Yes Romine!!

  418. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Okay I see we tied it. Now we have to win it.

    I will try to low-key it the rest of the game…

  419. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    It would sting the Sox even more if they lose this one, having battled back to tie it after being down 3-0……:)

  420. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Something special is going to happen soon and the place is gonna erupt.

  421. 4time September 25th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Okay I see we tied it. Now we have to win it.

    I will try to low-key it the rest of the game…

    ———-

    And after the Sux are demoralized on a run in the 8th or a walkoff loss off Papelbum, make sure you come back and enjoy it with us :D

  422. ralphfl September 25th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    i WANT A WALK OFF KILL THE SUCKS EVEN MORE IF WE WALK OFF NEXT INNING SCREW SCORNG THIS INNING I WANT A WALK OFF

  423. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    4time – oh you know I will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :)

  424. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    “He is a terrible in-game manager. Legitimately terrible.”

    The Yankees have won the AL East and secured HFA and Girardi is a terrible manager. Too funny.

    Girardi is prone to over-managing. But to say that he is terrible is to totally overlook how well the Yankees have done under his leadership.

  425. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I will take a run any inning as long as they beat the Sox… I’m not picky.

  426. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve said it before, but I am just amazed at the great shape Aceves and Berkman got into after they left NY…..guess it was all of that great NY pizza!

  427. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Let’s get a Grandy Bomb here.

  428. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    But I do admit that doing it off Aceves or Papelbon would be awesome.

  429. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I am sure the O’s and Buck can’t wait for their series to start tomorrow. You know that he will have his guys ready to go. Hopefully the O’s pitching can step up again.

  430. CB September 25th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    That was priceless.

    Salty can’t catch anything all day. And Romine guns out the 142M man after Montero has already crushed a double.

    Nova. Montero. Romine. While Nunez and now Laird are in the game. Just kids playing the Sox even up in what is a must win game for them.

    On another noite nlike the prior game thread this one looks like it’s returned to the expected gutter.

    One thing on leaving Nova in the game.

    The yankees goal is to win the world series – not beat the red sox.

    Nova is a rookie who is expected to be the Yankees #2 starter in the post season.

    Every opportunity he has to learn how to cope with the kind of competition he’s going to face in the playoffs is an experience he should have the opportunity to learn from.

    Those are the kinds of moments he is going to learn from and get better from.

  431. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Sox have to be tired playing both games.

  432. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Grandy still a bit off up there.

  433. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    That was a nice play on crawford. Not as good as the Golson play last year, tho.

    I love that they haven’t been able to run on the yankees today :D

  434. MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Aceves reallly has filthy stuff after losing all that weight, I can’t believe that Francona never put him in the rotation after losing Bucholz.

  435. luis September 25th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Tom in Georgia,

    If you are still around….you were right, Crawford has lost a couple of steps, there is no way that with the lead that he took he should have been caught on second. that contract is going to be an albatross

  436. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Taking out Aceves for Bard? I don’t know about that move with how Bard has been throwing recently…

  437. m September 25th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    It’s hammer(bard) time.

  438. MG September 25th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    CB, as always, great insight-Nova needs to get the opportunities to pitch through these situations to get even better and he’s a kid that will learn from tonight.

  439. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Bard has 9 losses… Robertson has allowed probably less than 9 runs all year. Beautiful.

  440. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Did crawford gain some weight/muscle which might have slowed him down?

    Gardner is faster :D

  441. CB September 25th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Tito is overmanaging. Or he’s trying to save aceves for the next game.

    Either way – I don’t think this is a good move for him.

  442. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Alright. hold them one more inning and get up Tex, Swisher and Gardy.

  443. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I feel a Tex walk off bomb..

  444. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I really believe this is the sox season right here. If they lose I believe they are done. Yanks won’t win more then one in tampa and no way orioles get swept in final home series of the year. Thus, I see a playoff with lackey or lester facing neimann (who does well against boston) in tampa on thursday.

  445. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Cano doesn’t look interested in playing in this game tonight

  446. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Mg, although Aceves has been really good and Boston had so few options, not really sure that he could hold up all season in the rotation. I may be wrong, but, that was an issue in NY, too. It’s tough to do that mid-season.

  447. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    CC,

    I would agree if you go by his first swings and facial expressions.

  448. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    cb,

    my guess is that you’ll see the red sox draft 10 catchers in the next draft

    you’re right, this board has lost some sheen

  449. m September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Let’s go, Mo. No fooling around.

  450. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    MG — Boston has NO pen. Tito had to leave Aceves in the pen. Their record would be even worse without him in the pen.

  451. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t know, but he sure is slower….and being speed the base of his game….things won’t be looking peachy going forward for the 142 million man.

  452. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Tito is overmanaging. Or he’s trying to save aceves for the next game.

    Either way – I don’t think this is a good move for him.
    ——-
    Exactly. He’s not in a position to “save Aceves for the next game”…he needs to win. One game at a time. Not that I’m pulling for him to do so. Because obviously I would love to see Boston lose.

  453. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Mariano and tie games. Don’t remind me.

  454. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    A walkoff in the bottom of the inning would be so sweet.

    NESN actually gave Mo some respect and just showed the tape of him coming in from the bullpen to “Enter Sandman”

  455. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    cb,

    my guess is that you’ll see the red sox draft 10 catchers in the next draft

    you’re right, this board has lost some sheen
    ————————————–

    Why would you need that when you have Ryan “The Franchise ” Lavarnway?

  456. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    The said why Aceves was pulled — Cano was 1 for 3 with a HR.

  457. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Mo in tied games :( don’t know why Joe insists

  458. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Lars Anderson pinch-running? He’s that much faster than Adrian?

  459. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    agon hurt or is lars anderson actually fast?

  460. Tom in N.J. September 25th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    But Lavarnway is Montero but with more power!

  461. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    It’s amazing how much luck the Sox have against Mo. His command is off like usual when he faces the Sox.

  462. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    syd: True. Mo is not stellar in tied games.

  463. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Win or lose I love this game. The yankees have a bunch of kids out there playing the Sox absorbing the kind of atmosphere out there on the field.

    Giving kids a chance to play in games like this is what is going to create the next generation of Yankees who know how to win.

    The Yankees have done their job. Only the Sox have something to play for now.

  464. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    tom…. that’s gotta be the funniest comment all night!

  465. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Tom in N.J. September 25th, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    But Lavarnway is Montero but with more power!
    —————————————-

    I still remember a Sox fan on here saying that Lavarnway will have a similar impact as Montero…

  466. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    C’mon Mo, get Scutaro

  467. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I would pitch around Scutaro here, but obviously Mo won’t do it. Watch him get a bloop it.

  468. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Of course Scutaro is up here

  469. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    There they go again … that bottom of the Sucks lineup .

  470. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    It always comes down to Marco ‘effin Scutaro against Rivera. And I always have flashbacks to Oakland.

  471. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    WOW

  472. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Scootero will get a big hit .

    I saw it coming all the way.

  473. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Smart move. Why play with potential fire.

  474. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Interesting…

  475. egk September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    They just walked him to set up the force out.

  476. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I like this move. Scutaro is a scrub but for some reason he has really good luck against Mo.

  477. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I like this move….Scutaro always finds a way to hurt us

  478. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I would have gone after him still. He’s Marco Scutaro and you have the great one on the mound. I take my chances.

  479. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Saltalamacchia is having a career year. Not a good move.

  480. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 25th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    and now he decides to start caring about winning the game….Hmmm…lemme see, will this “plan” work out for him? I hope so, but if I had HALF A BRAIN, I would bet against any move Idiot Binder Jarhead Joe makes!

  481. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    This intentional walk tells you how much humility and respect for the game Mo has.

    Most closers would scoff and take it as an insult to walk a guy like Scutaro.

    Mo just does what needs to be done to put his team in the best position to win.

    Great game.

  482. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    He’s hitting .236. If that’s your career year, I’m taking my chances against you.

  483. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    strike 3!!!! C’MON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  484. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    wow gotta get that one.

  485. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    strike 4!! lol

  486. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    That’s our Mo.

  487. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    yeah!

  488. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    YES!!! StrikeHimLaMacchia!!

  489. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    CB-

    He will always be class. He might lose his stuff someday but his class and respect for baseball will never fade.

  490. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Rivera is simply a legend. What a joy to watch.

  491. MG September 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    that intentional walk may be the highlight of Scutaro’s career and the thing he’ll tell his grandchildren about in 2050- ‘kids, let me tell you about the time Mariano Rivera intentionally walked me in the 9th inning’

  492. ralphfl September 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    WALK THESE GUYS TO BALTIMORE!!!!!!!!!!

  493. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Boom. Down goes Salty.

    To be fair btw it’s not just about Scutaro hitting Mo. Scutaro has been RED HOT in September.

    At the same time Salty has been brutal lately.

  494. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Great job by Mo and props to Girardi for asking Mo to walk someone. Make a different scrub beat you.

  495. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Just awesome.

    How fun is this?

    House money and Mo just calmly shuts the door.

  496. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    @alexspeier: Yankees elect to pitch around the red-hot Marco Scutaro in favor of the ice cold Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

  497. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I think Montero homerun with one or two on the base will end the game.

  498. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Mo getting it done.

    Now for a walk off to complete the day. Though extra innings wouldn’t be all that bad, provided the Yankees ultimately win it.

  499. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    CB,

    Thank you for being around….you always give a good perspective of the game.

    I smell PIE!!!!

  500. m September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I think that HR in Oakland is the highlight of Scoot’s career. Not many park ‘em against Mo. And Oakland is quite pitcher friendly.

  501. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    A walk off would be amazing.

  502. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    And the Sox lifted Gonzalez for Anderson. Hurts them both in the field and if this game goes extras.

  503. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Let’s go Yanks!!!! Let’s win this game!!!

  504. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    bard, no paplebom?

  505. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    So far in 2011, the Sucks have turned around their season multiple times by beating us.

    I expect this game to be no different. A win by the Sucks would definitely end their slump and send them on a hot streak.

  506. Yankeefran September 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Come on let’s have pie!

  507. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    How’s that a strike?

  508. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    I think Montero homerun with one or two on the base will end the game.
    ———————————-

    The building would explode.

  509. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I cringe at how many off speed pitches Granderson and Tex are going to see in the play offs

  510. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Its going to come down to Montero.

  511. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    @alexspeier: Saltalamacchia now 2-for-27 with 13 punchouts in last 8 games.

  512. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    luis,
    Still around, and you know what? I hate the word “scrub”. These guys are major leaguers. Scutaro is a starting shortstop. The Sox captain has played, what, 15 years, and been an All-Star. Both have been called scrubs tonight. Give these guys their due.

  513. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Sucks bullpen pitching a NO-HITTER.

  514. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    The Tex swing we’ve all come to know and love…

  515. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    that last one was 99. tex still has bat speed

  516. Yank 97 September 25th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Great AB by Tex so far

  517. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    This has been a battle. Great at bat so far. Great matchup.

  518. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I really hope swisher doesn’t go up to the plate with that huge swing he uses to hit the ball out.

    Just get on base.

  519. rr212 September 25th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I agree Capt. Clutch

  520. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    really good at bat by tex here…

  521. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    typical Teix AB. Come on Teix!

  522. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Here comes an off speed pitch

  523. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Tom,

    I don’t think i have called anyone scrub…..But i understand your position

  524. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Yeah Teix!!!!

  525. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Nice AB by Teix

  526. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Bard is throwing hard but the ball doesn’t have as much life on it as he usually has.

  527. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Golson to pich run.

  528. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    awesome at-bat by Tex, glad he is seeing the ball better going into the playoffs

  529. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Great ab. Come on Swish.

  530. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Money at bat there by Tex. Fantastic job. Now don’t do anything too big Swish. Just keep the line moving.

  531. Nilsson September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Tex really worked for that walk, 14 pitches.

  532. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    golson will cause fits for salty

  533. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Well played Tex.

    I love playing the Red Sox when it doesn’t matter at all for us.

  534. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Good at bat. I want a Montero walk off homerun!!!

  535. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    francona in an absolute must win and nobody up in the pen to start the inning…crazy.

  536. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Tito needs to get Bard out of the game. His arm has no life and he’s dropping his shoulder.

  537. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Great at bat from tex, swish just get on base

  538. blake September 25th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    One of the best left handed Abs of the season for Tex.

  539. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    HP ump is brutal.

  540. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    Bard is throwing hard but the ball doesn’t have as much life on it as he usually has.
    ————————————–

    Francona leaned on him pretty heavily during the middle of the year. Maybe that’s taking a toll.

  541. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Bard Montero match up will not work well for Boston. Montero has so much bat speed. Bard’s not used to players being able to turn him around. Montero can do that.

    Key is for swisher to not hit into a DP.

  542. Yank 97 September 25th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Crowd is into it as well… awesome.

  543. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    “Francona leaned on him pretty heavily during the middle of the year. Maybe that’s taking a toll.”

    Tyler,

    Same thing happened last season. He’s just been overused.

  544. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Golson has to run

  545. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    This is a good game, unfortunately. I wanted a blow out.

  546. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    CB-

    Do you think the Sox make him the closer next year and let Papelbon walk?

  547. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Would rather see Golson run than stay to keep the hole open given how hard it is to pull Bard, especially on the ground.

  548. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I lost my internet connection but wanted to say that was a great AB by Tex.

  549. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    @alexspeier: Teixeira’s 12-pitch at-bat was the longest ever by a hitter against Bard. He’d gone to 11 pitches twice.

  550. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    The future hall of famer playing 1st base

  551. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Tyler,

    Papelbon has made himself a lot of money. They’ll try to bring him back

  552. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    luis,
    You didn’t say “scrub”, but others did. Let’s win this thing now!

  553. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Lars and the Real Girl looks a bit shaky over there at first. In an ideal world I would like to walk off against Purplebon.

  554. egk September 25th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Seems like forever since Gardy last got a big hit.

  555. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Papelbon is coming to face Montero

  556. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    If Gardner doesn’t get a hit I wonder if they would walk Montero…

  557. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Just bloop one in Gardy

  558. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Take the ball the other way with authority. Just slap it hard to the left side Brett.

  559. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I would think they absolutely walk Montero if 1st is open. I’d rather face Laird than him. Then again, you do have a certain 600 homer guy on the bench who can play a little 3rd…

  560. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    This of course would be a beautiful moment.

  561. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    francona leaving bard in? wow…

  562. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Incredible that it comes down to Montero

  563. MG September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    they may walk Montero here just like the Yankees walked Scutaro

  564. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Ugggggh. This sucks.

  565. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    respect!!!!!!!!!!

  566. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    boo for walking Montero

  567. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Respect for Montero.

  568. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    wow – jesus getting respect…

  569. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Instead of keeping his shoulder in, Gardner opens up to clear his hips and pull the ball.

  570. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Montero is already feared around the league… I cannot wait to watch this guy for the next 15 years.

  571. MG September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    time for a Jorge walk off…

  572. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    wow. 21 year old Montero getting walked

  573. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I figured that would happen. Scared of the kid already, I love it…

  574. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    PoPo???!!!! yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

  575. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Posada!

  576. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Joe should pinch hit ARod for Laird. That would be great. Intentional walk to a rookie to get Alex up.

  577. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    wow – jorge last’s regular season at bat at the stadium this year…talk about dramatic moments…

  578. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Go, Po

  579. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    posada time.

    his ‘warrior’ moment.

    would love to hear the whole stadium chant ‘jor-ge po-sa-da’

  580. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    This would be another beautiful moment. Almost too good to be true.

  581. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Girardi is trying to get players used to their post season roles.

  582. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t know if I like Posada against Bard’s fastball… I hope I’m wrong though. Some moment that would be.

  583. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    c’mon Posada you can do this!!!!

  584. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    They walk him!!, taking about respect to a rookie

    PO!!!!, Jap, Yankeefem…..I hope you are smiling right now

  585. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    i can’t believe francona is not bringing in papelbon here – this could be his season…

  586. m September 25th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I thought A-rod, too. But Po has had a good weekend.

  587. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t think Posada can catch up to Bard’s heat. Too bad Girardi didn’t pick one of his real guns.

  588. Yank 97 September 25th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    The only smart play is to intentially walk Jorge and bring in Papelbon for Romine

  589. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Yankees have too many pinch hitters available to walk posada here or pitch around him.

  590. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    they’re gonna walk him…

  591. m September 25th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I’d go for a WP walk off!

  592. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    They are pitching around Posada to get to Romine

  593. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Wow

  594. MG September 25th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    there’s no way Romine bats if Posada walks here…

  595. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    How can tito leave bard in?

  596. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Damn. That would have been amazing

  597. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    i bet pap comes in

  598. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Another walk…..BOoo!!!!!!!

  599. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Romine probably won’t hit here.

  600. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Wow. Bases juiced. Salty behind the plate for a ball in the dirt. Lets do this!!!!

  601. m September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Or a balk walk off..or even a HBP walk off. ;)

  602. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    i love it…red sox playing for their lives…and we have one of our kids up there…

  603. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Look at how bad bard is throwing the ball. He’s dropping his shoulder and getting under everything.

  604. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Dunker off Papelbon would be great…or a HBP or wild pitch..

  605. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    i bet pap comes in

    ————

    i am thoroughly shocked he didn’t bring papelbon to face montero or jorge…nuts…their entire season is in the balance and bard has not been sharp…

  606. MG September 25th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Romine is overmatched in this spot, maybe Saltilamacchia will whiff on a split and let the winning run score.

  607. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Like CB pointed out a few posts ago, Girardi is getting his players ready for their roles in the PS

  608. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t think Girardi will pinch hit for Romine because he doesn’t want Posada catching. If it was any other position other than catcher he would.

  609. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Romine hitting is a bit of a shocker

  610. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Romine can cement his name in Yankee lure in only about his 15th official at bat haha.

  611. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Oh come on. Put arod in.

  612. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Is Romine really hitting? Wow.

  613. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    guess Joe didn’t want to stick it to the Sox by bringing in a better hitter….(i can’t complain though). Go Romine

  614. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    wild pitch to end the game would be fitting for sux

  615. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Romine has be patient and make him throw strikes. Unless it’s a cookie fastball right over the plate.

  616. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    can’t help cracking a smirk when I watch these NESN ads (I live in N.H…no YES here)…they’re all advertising “Red Sox Final” (post game show)…”tune in to get a preview of the next BIG Sox game”…then it goes to the Sox’s advertising slogan “We Won’t Rest”

  617. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    kill sux now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  618. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    if you pinch hit romine here, you lose the dh the rest of the game…since montero or jorge would have to go behind the plate…

  619. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    He is leaving Romine, that surprises me

  620. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    why Romine…come on. buddy! Let’s go!!!

  621. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    This game certainly has the drama to it.

    Tough spot for Romine though, facing the Pimplebutt. I wonder which one feels the pressure more. Romine is wanting to show something here. Pimplebutt wants to make up for his last blown outing.

  622. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Puzzling, to me anyway.

  623. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    If romine is hitting here he’s going to be on the post season roster.

  624. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Good point dj

  625. kd September 25th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    would have loved to see jeter in this spot

  626. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    oh man…that was the pitch right there…

  627. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    It’s not about losing the DH. It’s about the post season. That’s why Romine is hitting here.

  628. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    oh it’s gone, this is the pitch to hit.
    that’s it

  629. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Wow Papelbum has got away with 2 meatballs

  630. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    arod + jeter are not gonna play tonight unless they absolutely have to…

  631. MG September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Martin is available to catch, Girardi just wants to see Romine in this situation…

  632. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    That was his pitch. Come on Austin!!! lets go!!!!

  633. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I hope Romine has a long successful career.

    But so far I’m not crazy about his swing. It’s on the long side.

  634. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    That was the pitch to hit

  635. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    V. surprising that Girardi let Romine hit.

  636. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    There are three more games. Couldn’t Romine have experimented in one of them?

  637. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Paps is falling into his too predictable fastball after fastball mode.

  638. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    they have FIVE days to rest, remember this.

  639. rr212 September 25th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    You knew O-face would get them outta that jam. I was really hoping he didn’t. Oh well.

  640. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    $%^&

  641. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    good pitch – tough spot for romine…it’s all good…

  642. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Papbutt still has a lot of heat.

  643. EA September 25th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Predictable. Now better hope Valdes holds them here.

  644. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    extra innings… I wanted pie wight here. :(

  645. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I think Girardi didn’t want to lose the DH for the rest of the game…otherwise, why else would he have Romine hit for himself?

  646. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    It’s alright. Montero struck out also in his first bases loaded at bat. They will get this in extras.

  647. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    You knew an off speed pitch and a strike out was coming. Romine missed 2 very hittable fastballs.

  648. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Could have figured that would happen. What was Girardi doing there?

  649. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Would have preferred Jete up there to end it all. He can hit Pabbutt.

  650. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    You know who are the most nervous folks now?
    Tampa Bay Rays.

  651. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Boston using all its bullets in this game. I can’t stand Pimplebutt.

  652. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    No way I let Romine hit there, but then I’m not the manager.

  653. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Really not sure unless it was about the DH as somebody said.

    I’m not blaming Romine.

    I just want to win this game. If we do it in extras then it’s all good.

  654. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    we need to hold it here. Sox bullpen is lousy. We can get it in extras, IF we hold ‘em here.

  655. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Exxon Valdes

  656. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Big spot here for Valdes. He could really make an impression here.

  657. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    It is all intentional on the part of Girardi :)
    He wants to tax the Sox bullpen before they go to Baltimore so that they lose all the games there :)

  658. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Elias, don’t you think that Papelbum will be in for another inning since he only faced one batter?

  659. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Nunez is a disaster in the field

  660. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    wasn’t that catchable for Nunez if he didn’t get turned around

  661. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Look at the yankee bench getting on Mo for walking Scutaro.

    Girardi not pinch hitting for Romine.

    Mo not throwing a second inning.

    Valdes getting another look.

    They are fielding an almost AAA team out there.

    This is not a must win game for the yanks. It’s an opportunity to experiment and rest the regulars.

    If the Sox can’t win now they are truly hopeless.

  662. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Joe’s not going to let Valdes face Elf right?

  663. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Very nice.

  664. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    LOL, almost dp

  665. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    sweet bunt Crawford lol….nice play Valdez

  666. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    if you’re thinking of putting romine in the postseason roster, you want him to get big at bats to prep for it. i agree 100% in leaving him in that spot. it may happen again in october…

  667. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Nunez, a sure fire gold glove candidate. Nice force there though to help make up for Nunez’s golden glove.

  668. JM September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Papelbon will pitch another inning for sure. Sox have to win this one.

  669. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Heads up play from valdez, almost got the double play

  670. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    And the Crawford disaster continues….

  671. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Wonder if the Sox who have played 2 games are tired yet…You would think so…or hope so..

  672. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Laura,

    I’m sure you get do just as well, if not better. I definitely would have ended this thing. Now you got a field full of the B-team, and you’ve used MO, DRob can’t go, Sori gone, Logan used…

    Dumb.

  673. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Wow. Horrific bunt from Crawford. What a great play by Valdes. Easy to throw that ball away for a pitcher.

    That’s why he’s in the game. You want to see how he’ll react to situations like that.

    142M – great at bat.

  674. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    @trisha
    You’re probably right. However, I can easily see Francona taking him out because he wants to use him tomorrow @Baltimore….they way they are in Boston, they’ll eat him (Francona) alive no matter what move he makes. I mean, I don’t really know. I’m sure no one in that Clubhouse is thinking clearly so I have no clue lol

  675. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    :D

    @keithlaw: Nunez played that like it was the first time he’d ever seen a baseball

  676. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    unless Wade gets the DP, Laffey against Ortiz and Gonzalez could be ugly.

  677. JM September 25th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    CB is right on the money. Yanks are experimenting, seeing what works. They don’t need this game. I thought Saturday was almost like a statement game, the “A” line-up against one of the Sox’ two best pitchers. You saw what happened. Today’s games are more about preparing for the posteason, seeing what works and what doesn’t.

  678. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    DocTodd,

    Tired perhaps, but not feeling it. I’m sure they have a lot more adrenaline in them right now than the Yanks do.

  679. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    i would send crawford since wade throws changeups…

  680. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Yanks have to do what is best for them. See some guys in pressure situations. Keeping the Sox out of the playoffs is great but it’s not the number 1 priority. And I might want to play the Sox more than the Rays if the Yanks get that far anyway haha. Scranton is currently tied with them after all.

  681. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    @JoeAuriemmaYES: Crawford can’t even bunt over one of the fastest guys in baseball right

  682. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    If that was any other baseball writer I’d think that was a funny joke but Keith Law can get lost.

  683. montec24 September 25th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    A-Gon is out of the game- lifted for Lars Anderson as pinch-runner/ 1B.

  684. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Gonzalez is out of the game,removed for pinch runner

  685. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    This has the feel of a game the Sucks would win.

  686. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Law is an asshat but that was funny.

  687. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I bet Crawford wishes he played anywhere but Boston right now.

  688. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    “Yanks have to do what is best for them. See some guys in pressure situations. Keeping the Sox out of the playoffs is great but it’s not the number 1 priority. And I might want to play the Sox more than the Rays if the Yanks get that far anyway haha. Scranton is currently tied with them after all.”

    Absolutely right. I’m managing to kill off the Sux.

    :)

  689. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Any tweets from KLaw about his preseason picks?

    Or how about dropping Montero on his prospect rankings in the middle of the season?

  690. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    If Nunez has to play the field in a post reason game you can guarantee that he will cost them a game.

  691. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    @trisha. You’re probably right…Pimplebutt only threw 5 pitches…

  692. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Nobody gives a crap about Law’s opinion. He’s the idiot that thinks Ackley deserves to be the AL ROY.

  693. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    This is a great game for the Yanks to transition into post season play. Nice way to finish the season.

  694. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    pedroia is crushing those pitches…

  695. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    No laser show there…:)

  696. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Good pitch by Wade

  697. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    wow – pedroia was trying to win it there…good job by wade…

  698. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    The Hobbit got K’d. Love it :D

  699. MG September 25th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    what a great pickup to get Wade, this guy can really pitch…

  700. m September 25th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Why not Valdes stay in to face Ortiz?

  701. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Yikes. Taking some heat for posting a Law tweet for the first time ever.

    I just thought it was funny…

  702. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    The Twitchfaced Dwarf is out. Man he looked almost as silly as when he jumps around.

  703. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    “pedroia is crushing those pitches…”

    He was out in front and over swinging the entire at bat.

    Very poor at bat from Pedroia. He was pressing and trying to end the game with one swing.

    Not disciplined at all against a change up pitcher.

  704. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Let’s win this baby!!!

  705. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    whoot whooot…walk by whom??

  706. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    this IZOD commercial stinks

  707. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    girardi clearly has no clue. i mean we just have the most awesomest bullpen in baseball…

  708. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Impressive inning from Valdes and Wade.

  709. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    That was karmic justice, IMO. I’m still miffed that Ortiz got away with juicing scott free, no more questions asked.

  710. m September 25th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    WE. WANT. PIE.

  711. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    “karmic justice” lol

  712. pat September 25th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Remember when Pete used to always say he rooted for fast games and good stories…….

    PeteAbePete Abraham
    Throw him a slider, Pap. He can’t hit the slider
    14 minutes ago

    PeteAbePete Abraham
    Boom, slider.
    14 minutes ago

  713. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    LGY-

    My comment was not aimed at you. Just Law. Of all the things to comment on in this game at this moment – after all of his endless praise for the Sox – that’s what he comes up with. He has to single out a Nunez moment?

    It was horrible defending but anyone who watches the game knows that.

    It’s just seems so irrelevant to actually single out.

  714. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    It would be sweet if Curtis ended this game, our MVP v their “MVP”. Is he up this inning?

  715. Bronx Jeers September 25th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Now pitching. The underbelly!

  716. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Pedroia is both vertically and follically challenged..

  717. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Wade has been one of the best pick ups of the season, the guy can pitch

  718. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I’m still amazed that the Rays let Wade go given the state of their bullpen.

    Their fans were not pleased when it happened.

  719. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Yet another (!) no-hit, shutout by the Sucks bullpen.

    They will be very dangerous in the postseason.

  720. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    This feels like a playoff game…

    This the part of the lineup that the Yanks want to get it done with…

  721. EA September 25th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Need to end it here – don’t think our pen can hold them much longer.

  722. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    CB, Pedroaia’s swing will not play very well in a couple of years. As he gets into his early 30′s, that “Bail And Wale” approach will not work when the bat/reaction time starts disappearing.

  723. blake September 25th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Valdes looks useful to me…..nice job by he and Wade there.

    From what I’ve seen…..I really like Romine’s defense….and obviously I love Montero’s bat…..wish they could meld the two together….however Im not all that sure they want Montero catching a ton anyway with hos offensive potential.

    Let’s win this puppy

  724. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I hate ALL of those jerks in the Izod commercial…you can tell they are all arrogant, obnoxious idiots..

  725. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    CB

    True. Thanks for clarifying. Appreciate it.

  726. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Grandy for another grand moment

  727. Nilsson September 25th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Nunez could benefit from shortening his swing.

  728. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Nunez has really been in a slump in September. He seems late at the plate and just hacking away.

  729. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I wanna watch that base clearing double all night long.

  730. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Lars caught that popup like an absolute pro. He’s going to crack KLaw’s top 100 next year.

  731. blake September 25th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    After making it well known that Papelbon was expendable and that Bard was the future closer……the Red Sox are almost going to have to bring him back now.

  732. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    it’s gonna eventually come down to montero…

  733. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Wade and Ayala two key pitchers this year that have totally flown under the radar. Bot those guys deserve post-season spots.

  734. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Shorten the swing and get on base

  735. blake September 25th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Cano is gonna end this

  736. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I think either Lars Anderson or Aviles will win it for them.

  737. luis September 25th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Tar,

    They do, and they will

  738. CB September 25th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    “Valdes looks useful to me…”

    Agreed. I’ve like what I’ve seen.

    Make Papelbon work here.

  739. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Lets go Robbie. Walk off here.

  740. EA September 25th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Cano is not getting anything to hit with Golson on deck… Joe needs to PH A-Rod

  741. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You have to walk Cano here

  742. kd September 25th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    pap is going to get a huge contract from the sox.

    he’ll probably ask for 5/75

  743. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    right down the middle, take it

  744. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Curtis can still get better as a hitter if he works at it. He still has more talent to mine.

    He still doesn’t allow the ball to throw as deep into the hitting zone as he could. Still residues of his old hitting mechanics and what he needed to do to hit.

  745. EA September 25th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    At least give him an 8 pitch AB or something so that he will be tired the next inning

  746. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Sucks that we’re gonna be late into tampa tonight. Hope it doesn’t result in a 3 day hangover where we get swept.

  747. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I love Granderson but he swings at every single pitch in the dirt. I could definitely see him struggling in October like Tex does.

  748. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Yankees have Ayala, Betances, Brackman, Kontos, Laffey, Noesi and Proctor left…
    Red Sox have Bowden, Doubront, Andrew Miller, Trever Miller, Morales, and Tazawa left…
    eesh.

  749. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Swings at 2 pitches in a row at his eyes.

  750. rr212 September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    wow. that was impressive. as much as i hate to admit it.

  751. Red Robin September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This is a watershed win for the Sucks … too bad it is at our expense, once again.

    We will be regretting that Romine at-bat for a long, long time.

  752. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    :(

  753. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    so much for a quick game….who does the Sox have for the bt of 11th

  754. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Papeldork with a fist pump ending each inning…we need to win this.

  755. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I hate extras but we’re playing with house money. I’m not worried about what happens in Tampa because all we’re really doing at this point is setting up for the post. The good news is that the Sux have used all of their “best” from the pen. Hopefully we hold them in the top of the inning and then get them in the bottom.

    I still want this game.

  756. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Wow. What a jerkoff. Gyrations, screaming, fist pumping…….jon papelbon coming to a jersey shore near you.

  757. blake September 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Will Francona send Papelbon back out there again? they have to win this game

  758. Yanks78 September 25th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    “We will be regretting that Romine at-bat for a long, long time.”

    I have that feeling as well. A PH by ARod there could have send them to Baltimore being tied in the loss.

  759. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    If sox take lead, papelbon goes back out. If not, he doesn’t.

  760. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    GB7-

    Agree on Pedroia. Once he loses some hand speed with that long swing and his habit of liking the ball up – he’s going to have trouble adjusting. His game could deteriorate quickly.

  761. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Shockingly the yanks haven’t had a hit since the seventh

  762. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    That was an ugly at bat by Cano. I think the Yanks are tired and ready to get this game over with. I hate to say it but this definitely looks like a Sox win.

  763. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I am Lars Anderson from Sveeedon…

  764. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Yanks78, just to let you know. You just responded to a troll.

  765. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    how many pitches for paps?

  766. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    The immortal Lars Anderson really crushed that ball.

  767. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    CB – interesting/sensical take on pedroia.

  768. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    No way granderson is a real mvp candidate, strikeouts are insane

  769. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I’m surprised Proctor isn’t pitching this inning.

  770. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    where was that pitch?

  771. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I’ll say this….if they sux lose, it will break their backs once and for all

  772. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I want to see Papelbum pitch another inning. That would definitely make him unavailable tomorrow and worn out.

  773. MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Wade is the same kind of pitcher as Freddy Garcia, he just knows how to read bats and make pitches. He has a chance to be with this team in a middle relief role for a good number of years if he can continue to pitch like this.

  774. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    19 pitches for Papelbon…but apparently they are just going to let him go no matter what

  775. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    @JM
    Papelbon at 19 pitches/14 Strikes

  776. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Great change on the 1-1 to drew

  777. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    20 pitches according to NESN. They also say he’s coming back out again because nobody is warming.

  778. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Wonder how many times granderson will strikeout in big spots in the playoffs

  779. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    whoo hooo Yanks bullpen looking good

  780. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    “I love Granderson but he swings at every single pitch in the dirt. ”

    He’s a very disciplined hitter. The reason why he does that is because he still swings too early.

    Rather than letting the ball travel longer into the hitting zone he uncoils. He has so much bat speed – he doesn’t need to do that.

    But he’s still used to having to get his hands started according to his older mechanics where he wasn’t as direct to the ball.

    For contrast – compare him to how Montero hits.

    Curtis can still get better.

  781. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Tampa fans have gotta be happy that they let the Yankees get Wade tonight.

    What a job.

  782. MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Dominant.

    Fawhgeddabawtit.

  783. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Boston has to be feeling the pressure. Papelbon for another inning = they are trying to win today, and only today. He can’t go tomorrow if he comes back out. Either that of they will have him on a really short leash.

  784. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks Elias and syd

  785. Nilsson September 25th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    He just showed Drew his Bugs Bunny changeup. Nice job by Wade.

  786. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    Wonder how many times granderson will strikeout in big spots in the playoffs

    ________________

    Prolly not as many times as he will get big hits for us….so i’m not worried :)

  787. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I know the game is meaningless, but I really want to win this game, lol

  788. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    Wonder how many times granderson will strikeout in big spots in the playoffs
    —————————–

    Well we know Ellsbury won’t strikeout in a big spot in the playoffs since he won’t even be in them to start with.

  789. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Will be nice to have wade around for a few years but who knows how much damage joe torre did to his arm

  790. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    wow, trish, well i guess tito wants his best bp arm out there in this situation….right move considering what’s left in their bp

  791. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    Wade is the same kind of pitcher as Freddy Garcia, he just knows how to read bats and make pitches. He has a chance to be with this team in a middle relief role for a good number of years if he can continue to pitch like this.

    ————

    unfortunately, middle relievers are a crapshoot year to year…

  792. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    “Tampa fans have gotta be happy that they let the Yankees get Wade tonight. ”

    Funny, maybe he helps Tampa make the post-season after all. :D .

    Seriously what a pick-up. Man Cashman had a good year.

  793. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    people seem to forget that the Grandyman was great in the playoffs last year.

  794. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Betsy, as you can totally imagine, so do I.

    This has to be our inning. Though if we don’t I can’t imagine that Papelbum comes out for a third inning!

  795. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    C’mon Golson get this guy

  796. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Awesome exchange between Romine and homeplate ump.

  797. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Since the Yanks are probably going to get to bed at 4 am tonight I think Girardi should sit the whole lineup tomorrow against Tampa. Give them 2 days off if they need it lol

  798. kd September 25th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    it ends here

  799. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    “No way granderson is a real mvp candidate, strikeouts are insane”

    Guess you weren’t a fan of Reggie Jackson or Mickey Mantle then?

  800. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    JM, I’d say one way or the other this has to be his last inning.

  801. Yanks78 September 25th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Sox better pray Beckett is on tomorrow and good for like 8 innings.

    Their A lineup just played 3 games in 30 hours and their pen is completely taxed

  802. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    wow. Golson had no chance.

  803. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Swishalicious time

  804. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    c’mon Swish think base hit not home run…..

  805. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Just get on base Nick.

  806. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    come on Gardy!

  807. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    The Yankees are getting dangerously close to allowing Pap to come out for another inning.

  808. Eroc September 25th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Papelbon is just mowing them down now. He might get through 2.1 innings against our lineup in under 30 pitches.

  809. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Really want to see Montero get a shot with a man on base.

  810. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    GGBG for a pie shot

  811. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Four innings now with no hits

  812. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    season high pitches for Papelbon is 29.

  813. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Laffey…greeeatttttt

  814. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Trish, but I’m not going to cry if we lose – I’m not going to celebrate like it’s a New Year either if we win…… The Sox are playing for their lives against a team that has nothing to play for except pride.

    I love the criticism of Grandy – the guy has carried the team offensively most of the year, but I guess that’s not enough for some people.

  815. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    “our lineup”…
    …i don’t know if I would really say this is a true representation of our lineup. But your point is still valid.

  816. kd September 25th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    would love to see monty vs pap

  817. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Gardner gets on and Montero hits one in the gap.

  818. Eroc September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Laffey is coming in next?

  819. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Now gardner is trying to go the other way…

    Don’t see them surviving Laffey.

  820. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    And if Pablebon comes out for another inning, so be it. He’s toast for the next few games

  821. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Christ.

  822. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    This isn’t exactly the A lineup out here, follks….

  823. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    ok so Papelbon can’t go out in the 12th can he????

  824. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Gardner is so worthless. Guy had a ten cent head

  825. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Agghh…Laffey…That’s like giving up the game. I would definitely pitch Ayala before I let Laffey take the mound.

  826. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Papelbon really shut them down. He did a great job.

  827. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Laffey???

    Where’s Noesi or Ayala?

  828. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    lol…it’s all gonna come down to montero…just gotta keep them scoreless first…

  829. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    This game might give the Sox life, so if they win, I guess I admit that would bug me……even though it shouldn’t

  830. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    damn :(

  831. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Well they probably burnt out the Sox ‘pen for the O’s series at the very least….

  832. Eroc September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    “And if Pablebon comes out for another inning, so be it. He’s toast for the next few games”

    Not necessarily with the way Francona uses his relievers. He has to win games.

  833. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    “Trish, but I’m not going to cry if we lose – I’m not going to celebrate like it’s a New Year either if we win…… The Sox are playing for their lives against a team that has nothing to play for except pride.”

    I won’t cry if we lose either. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do when (oops if ha ha) we win. But I know I will be very very happy.

  834. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Papelbon’s pricetag is rising. How much is he going to cost Boston? 3 year, $45?

  835. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Gardner has really been struggling for awhile.

  836. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Cross your fingers… I don’t see this inning going well.
    Montero – Pena – Romine up for the yanks next inning.
    Cross all of your finger.

    Thankfully this game means nothing for the Yanks except unfortunately giving the Sox some momentum if they do lose.

  837. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    guess there really is no one better than scrub laffey. Didn’t really get burning drob in game one

  838. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    LOL….
    ——

    AndrewMarchand
    Girardi wants to go to Tampa. Aaron Laffey warming

  839. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    How many pitches for Wade?

  840. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Eroc, either way, the Sox won’t concern me once this game is over. We’ve done our job…….

  841. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    “ok so Papelbon can’t go out in the 12th can he????”

    I would think he would be at least a little tired if he did. No idea if he will. He already hit his season high.

  842. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Saving Laffey for Ellsbury…

    Not so sure about that matchup.

  843. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Yeah cause no way clueless will hit arod

  844. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    That’s why Montero is not behind the plate tonight.

  845. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    “ok so Papelbon can’t go out in the 12th can he????”

    I would think he would be at least a little tired if he did. No idea if he will. He already hit his season high
    ——
    I guess it depends on the mentality. If he goes out, its because they feel they have to win today, and worry about tomorrow later….But what if he goes out and they still lose?

  846. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Suckaro seems to do that quite a bit.

  847. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Looks like Romine got a shiner, unless that was already there.

  848. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Girardi wants to win this!

  849. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    If we make it through Laffey, we’ll win this next inning.

  850. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I hope Romine is ok.

  851. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    @GordonEdes: Morales warming up

  852. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Guess we need to find out if laffey can ever get a lefty out, we all know the answer but clueless doesn’t

  853. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Elias, well they have a conundrum because he’s already dead in the water for tomorrow. So does Tito ride him like a horse tonight to do everything to get the W and chance messing with his arm or does he roll the dice with another reliever? (And does it depend on what happens the rest of this inning/)

  854. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I have Breaking Bad taping as I wait for PIE. :D

  855. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Wade did an incredible job…i hope it doesn’t go to waste

  856. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Aghhh..Like we really want to see AAA Laffey against a hot hitter. Basically you can just hope that Laffey keeps him in the ballpark. Joey binder’s obsession with the lefty, lefty matchup is really annoying. Especially since all of the Yanks righties are better than the lefties.

  857. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Gotta think Pap will at least face Montero.

  858. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    shocking, laffey already puts one on

  859. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Good lord Laffey is garbage. Salty could not buy a hit recently…

  860. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    OMG!!! Nice…here we go.

  861. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Holy crap. Who could have predicted that??

  862. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    UNREAL LOL!!!

  863. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!

  864. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    @Trisha.

    I think absolutely if the Sox take the lead then Papelbon will come back out for the 12th.
    But if they don’t take the lead here, I take him out. Too risky if they screw up his arm. Plus, if he went out for another inning, he could be unavailable for the ENTIRE Baltimore Series.

  865. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    hahahaha ellisbury not so good in the night cap.

  866. Willis September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Jesus walk off?

  867. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    our bullpen is so awesome…girardi really has done as good a job as any manager in baseball in terms of bullpen management…

  868. MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    that was a great DP by Cano and Nunez.

  869. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    …so I guess we’ll see now…

  870. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Swear I was going to ask if Ellsbury ever hit into a DP (but more as a joke than anything)

    Nice.

  871. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    laffey induces the deuce. Great turn by robbie and nunie.

  872. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    “Wade did an incredible job…i hope it doesn’t go to waste”

    He’s only 28. I wonder why the Rays gave up on him. I know he doesn’t throw hard but that can’t be it. he’s been a great pick-up.

    Haha DP

  873. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Wow no one expected that. I am sure not even Girardi….

  874. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    This is humorous. The yankees are playing a AAAA team out there.

    Clutch at bat from the MVP.

  875. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    WOW…. I apologize to Laffey. Fantastic job right there.

  876. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Very nice DP…thought we were raising the white flag with Laffey Taffy..

  877. blake September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    That was a big league turn right there…..win it now!

  878. pat September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Will Montero have his Red Sox/ Yankee moment this inning?

  879. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    “Plus, if he went out for another inning, he could be unavailable for the ENTIRE Baltimore Series.”

    Elias, hmmmm.

    :)

  880. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    A broken bat bloop single from their slow footed catcher and then a DP from their leading home run hitter and base stealer.

    “Suzy Q., you just can’t predict baseball.”

  881. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    If montero puts one in the seats this will be one of the best regular season games in years.

  882. BBFan September 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    We survived Laffey, LOL
    Now time to end the game.
    With Montero, er Jesus getting loose :)

  883. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    luis,
    Still here, and damn, Girardi wants this win. Laffey does his job, now the offense has to do theirs.

  884. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Morales! Come on Montero. This is your man!

  885. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Montero will win it with one swing

  886. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    no more papelbon….alright someone walk off i’m ready for bed lol

  887. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Morales for Montero?

    Interesting.

  888. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Morales throws hard. If he throws strikes, huge if, montero may end this with a blast to right.

  889. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Nice…Montero gets to face a lefty

  890. MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Francona just threw in the towel on this game, there is no way this guy gets through this inning.

  891. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Morales has been okay for them. Hopefully he won’t be tonight.

  892. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    for the record, Trisha, Ellsbury has grounded into 31 DP in his career; 7 this year. Now 8 lol.

  893. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Please Homer Montero… that is all

  894. realistic September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    after this, even if the sox win they’ll have a blown out bullpen for the next 3 games while the yanks can pitch their call-ups

  895. Tarheel In NYC September 25th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Come on, offense! Bullpen is doing their job. Just one. That’s allllllll we need. Just. One.

  896. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Morales is in. The yanks can win this game.

    Morales has poor command. Montero needs to stay patient.

  897. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Morales never throws strikes. So they have to be patient….

  898. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I was at Fenway when Morales came in and walked like 4 guys in a row against the Yankees. It was the game where we lost in 10 innings. We had the lead in the 9th with Mo… Scutaro was (surprise) like 5-5 or something like that.

  899. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Really wanted to see the sox lose with papelbum on the hill

  900. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Tom,

    Will get them…..Montero is going to put one one the bar in dead center field

  901. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I wonder how a Yankee win would cause Sux fans to process this game? Feeling a little better because the Sux put up a good fight? Or still ready to raise the white flag? Hard to tell.

  902. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I knew Morales had a live arm but 97?

  903. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    “for the record, Trisha, Ellsbury has grounded into 31 DP in his career; 7 this year. Now 8 lol.”

    :)

    Ha ha. Thanks Elias.

  904. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Morales is staying away and up so he can’t get under the ball

  905. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    he has swung on two balls though

  906. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Morales made two big mistakes but they were poor enough to be tough to hit.

  907. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Nice take.

  908. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    wow – how did jesus lay off that one? this kid is for real…

  909. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Great take by Montero on the 2-2 pitch

  910. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “I knew Morales had a live arm but 97?”

    I’ve seen him throw some decent innings for the Sux.

  911. MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I didn’t know Morales threw this hard, you wonder why he hasn’t pitched that much for the Sox given how bad their ‘pen is beyond the top 3 guys

  912. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    What an amazing take.

  913. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    PENA PLEASE DONT MESS UP BUNTING

  914. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Good start to the inning.

  915. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Yay Jesus!!

    Not a homer but a single is nice too.

  916. Eroc September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I wonder how a Yankee win would cause Sux fans to process this game? Feeling a little better because the Sux put up a good fight? Or still ready to raise the white flag? Hard to tell.

    —————–

    I know the Sux fans are not the brightest tools in the shed, but if they take a moral victory out of a game that officially takes destiny out of their own hands (if they lose), they are dumber than ever.

  917. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Wasn’t what i had in mind but i’ll take it!!

  918. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Yet another hit for the kid..they were playing deep

  919. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    YESSIR

  920. Tom in N.J. September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Montero is already a seasoned hitter.

  921. MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    gee, I wonder if Pena is bunting in this spot lol

  922. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Jesus gets the job done…. or close enough.

  923. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    He is sooo strong. Now Pena will bunt but Montero is very slow so it has to be a good bunt.

  924. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    @Trisha
    The Sox fans would be super annoyed. I mean super. They will KILL Francona for leaving Papelbon in for that long, and will jump on the “forfeit the last three games” bandwagon. And to top it off, the Pats handed the Bills the game today, so they’ll be really lining up on the bridge…

  925. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    luis, you were right! He did go to center.

    :)

  926. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Why am I so nervous?

  927. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Yay Jesus!

  928. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    MG

    He has no idea where the ball is going most of the time.

    Montero has to be careful at 1st. Morales has a borderline balk move

  929. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    what a professional AB by the kid. Granderson or Tex might have swung at that 2-2 pitch!!

  930. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Eroc and Elias – :)

    I must be very tired.

  931. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Difficult to be tough on pena given how little he has played this year but he looks like he regressed considerably over the years. Never was a hitter but seems completely inept now.

  932. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    There are no “moral victories” for the Sox anymore. That ship sailed a long time ago. If they don’t win tonight, I believe that they are done.

  933. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Please overthrow it to the 1st base dugout

  934. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Montero better get a good jump otherwise they will get him at 2nd base

  935. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    “Why am I so nervous?”

    Because the Yankees are poised to win but you’re not sure it’s going to happen.

  936. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    benny – might have? not too many guys take that pitch…

  937. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    “Granderson or Tex might have swung at that 2-2 pitch!!”

    But that’s what makes him special. He allows the ball to travel so deep into the zone that he has terrific pitch recognition. He doesn’t have to commit until the very last moment.

    And he can do that because he has so much bat speed. And because he’s so strong he can still overpower the ball the opposite way.

  938. kd September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    thought he had second there

  939. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    what a crappy bunt. Montero runs like Crawford (i kid, i kid.)

  940. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Just have pena steal

  941. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    lol Montero is slooowwww

  942. kd September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    gotta have pena run here

  943. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Can’t believe pena blew that

  944. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Girardi left Monter in to run – again as a way of preparing for the post season.

  945. MG September 25th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I really want this game over so I can watch Boardwalk Empire afterwards and it’s getting late…

  946. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:37 pm
    lol Montero is slooowwww
    ———————————-

    If he was fast that would just be unfair to the league haha.

  947. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Trish,

    I just wanted it a little further out, about 450 feet :)

  948. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Trish, not really. I know why I’m nervous, but it makes NO sense. The Yankees have done their job, they do not need this game…….nor do I care about the win in terms of making the season record between the teams closer. I can’t figure out why I care so much about this game,lol

  949. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Great.

    Does Laffey come out again if this goes to 13?

  950. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Exactly what I just said. Montero didn’t get a good jump and he is extremely slow. He has to work on his base running he looks like Posada out there.

  951. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Incredible this team is so incapable of stringing together a few hits

  952. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I hate those criticisms of Granderson, though – with his #s, he can swing at whatever he likes as far as I’m concerned.

  953. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Betsy, maybe because you think the Sux taking it breathes new life into them. That’s not a bad take if it is the reason.

  954. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Romine has good bat speed – but his swing is just longer than you’d like. He may struggle with off speed stuff.

  955. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t see how leaving Montero out there helps him for the post-season

    Yeah, we’ve been so bad at that we’ve only won the division

  956. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Can clueless please have pena run now

  957. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Morales is not an easy guy to get a secondary lead off of.

    He has a very good move.

  958. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    This is a great experience for guys like Montero, Laird, and Romine. It’s a pressure situation with really nothing to lose. This is only going to help Romine’s development.

  959. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Come on Nunez!

  960. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    When the opposing MLB team is expecting the bunt, it’s not that easy to pull it off.

    Just sayin

  961. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Morales has an odd delivery. Almost like a catcher throwing with the ball ***C0cked*** behind his ear. Sort of a left handed Troy Percevil.

  962. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Now worthless nunez. I’m sure he will blew it in the field next inning

  963. Betsy September 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Trish, yeah I think it might, but that’s not the reason. I guess I just love beating the Sox any time, any place………In any case, I’ll be glad when the game is over – these games are terrible for my nerves, lol

  964. pat September 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    An extra innings Yankees/Sox games to be decided by Montero/Pema/Romine and Nunez and they are holding their own.

  965. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Good lord.

  966. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Betsy, maybe because you think the Sux taking it breathes new life into them. That’s not a bad take if it is the reason.

    ——

    That’s what Im worried about. IF the Sox somehow manage to get into the playoffs, ALL of the pressure that is causing them to lose will be off. It’s a new season, and that’s scary.

  967. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    This lineup isn’t going to score a run unless it’s Granderson and Cano getting the job done. Their are too many AAA guys in there. I hope Laffey isn’t coming out for the 13th.

  968. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    The only players left on the bench are Jeter, ARod, Martin and Jones.

    Maybe Jones gets an at-bat. The other 3 won’t be in this game.

  969. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Cab Laffey get through Crawford – Pedroia – Sloppy???

  970. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Shocker, yankees can’t come up with another hit

  971. Yank 97 September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    PeteAbe
    If this was an All-Star Game A-Rod would have gone home by now.

  972. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    The yanks are fielding a AAAA team out there. How can the Sox not have this game won already.

  973. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I hate those criticisms of Granderson, though – with his #s, he can swing at whatever he likes as far as I’m concerned.===========

    Betsy,

    I really dont think I’m taking a shot at granderson if you’re referring to my previous post. I love what grandy has done.. but we can’t ignore his 100+ K’s. If you had a one on one interview with him I’m sure he would tell you that he chased a ton of pitches this year.

  974. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    it’s the redsox vs. scranton…

  975. Nilsson September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    The downside of Montero being in AAA all season is that it kept Romine at AA. It would help to have exposure to IL pitching before hitting in the majors.

  976. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Betsy, lol. I just want this game because I want the Sux crushed like bugs. Otherwise it really has little import to me.

  977. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Didn’t go as planned but the kids got a little experience…

  978. bruceb September 25th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Why do we never look like scoring in extra innings?

  979. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Pete Abe wrote that as he was stuffing another cheeseburger in his fat bum mouth while Arod is on his way to a second World Series ring.

  980. pat September 25th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    If it goes 15, I let Alex bat. He’s been there before.

  981. bruceb September 25th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    They have their top guys up now. Do well to keep it tied this inning.

  982. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Abraham – so petty, so weak, so bitter. Ur team blows dude, accept it like a man.

  983. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Next inning: Granderson, Cano,……. Golson lol

  984. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    bruceb I wish I knew the answer to that. I didn’t think we were going to do much against Morales though. The good news is that we have last bats.

  985. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    The Sox have to be exhausted. Most of their lineup has been on the field all day today.

  986. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    PeteAbe
    If this was an All-Star Game A-Rod would have gone home by now.

    If the Yankees were the Red Sox they would have gone home a month ago (this game notwithstanding)

  987. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    crawford does not look like a happy man…

  988. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Pete just tweeted about the Legends seats.

    An Angel Berroa joke should not be far behind.

  989. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Laffey/pedroia is an awful matchup for us

  990. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Pushing your luck with Laffey here Joe

  991. JM September 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Pete’s rather disturbing obsession with Arod continues.

  992. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I want the Yanks to win this game but we don’t want them getting into Tampa at 6 am. The sooner this game ends the better. They seemed exhausted for about a week after that 2:30 game. We don’t need that with the play offs coming up.

  993. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    “but we can’t ignore his 100+ K’s.”

    But Curtis has had a better season than most of the years Reggie Jackson had.

    And he’s doing it from CF while playing plus defense.

    Yankee fans didn’t seem to care that much about Reggie’s strike outs.

    Curtis has the most HR of any Yankee CF since Mickey Mantle.

    This is the kind of company Curtis is keeping.

  994. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Geeze hobbit up again? It seems like he just attempted to screw himself into the ground.

  995. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    CB, I’d like to see Romine go to the Dominican and play for Tony Pena this winter for a month or so and refine his defense and his swing.

  996. egk September 25th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    It’s pretty obvious from the way Girardi has managed this one that he doesn’t really care whether they win tonight or not. I think he cares much less than the average fan does about this one.

  997. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Crawford really cannot hit anyone who is lefthanded. Just compounds his awful year.

    I wonder if he ever dreams of playing for the Angels. Or, even Tampa.

  998. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    “If it goes 15, I let Alex bat. He’s been there before.”

    Was trying to think back to what the most fun game we’ve had in the recent regular season before this one (assuming they some how win).

    That was the game that immediately came to mind.

  999. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Where is Ayala?

  1000. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm
    “but we can’t ignore his 100+ K’s.”

    But Curtis has had a better season than most of the years Reggie Jackson had.

    And he’s doing it from CF while playing plus defense.

    Yankee fans didn’t seem to care that much about Reggie’s strike outs.

    Curtis has the most HR of any Yankee CF since Mickey Mantle.

    This is the kind of company Curtis is keeping.

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

    Add among others, Mike Schmidt and Ryan Howard

  1001. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Hopefully warming.

  1002. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    CB,

    I’m not trying to criticize Granderson at all. I love the grandyman. I just personally believe that he would have swung at the 2-2 pitch that Montero took because granderson always gets caught by those breaking balls.

  1003. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Wow… someone wants to go home

  1004. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    HE”S OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1005. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    He was out by a mile!!!!, Damn!

  1006. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I don’t think he was safe.

  1007. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Tim McClelland is a disaster.

    He’s just brutal. Embarrassing.

  1008. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    he was out, he looked out

  1009. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Nice call idiot..

  1010. Tom in N.J. September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Tim McClelland is really bad. Really.

  1011. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    That’s an absolutely ridiculous call that only pedroia would get.

    Unbelievable garbage from the 1b umpire.

    Just nonsense on an awful call. Only pedroia gets that call for being so “gritty”

  1012. JobaTipsHisCap September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    fxxxxking moronic ump

  1013. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    It’s embarrassing that MLB continues to employ horrible umpires like McClelland

  1014. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    NESN replays – he was definitely out.

    Justice will get a DP or certainly an out.

  1015. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Jesus. (not Montero :))

  1016. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Nice move by Cano, to move Swish away form the umpire.

    McClellan looked like he was screened by Swish’s body on that one.

  1017. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Real nice play by Pena gets lost in the horrible call

  1018. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    trisha
    you have the unfortunate luxury of having NESN, too?

  1019. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Damn troll gets a break

  1020. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    You knew it was about time for the Sox to get a blown call like that. It”s absolutely amazing how the umps always mess up those calls and they go in the Sox favor. I am convinced that they pay the umps.

  1021. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Who still thinks batting Romine with bases loaded was a good idea? I went out for almost an hour and the game is still on??

  1022. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    McClellan has blown a bunch of calls this game. There is no excuse for that.

    When will MLB suspend the umpires that blow class that bad?

    Kay, McClellan isn’t all that respected. He is right there with CB Buckner for umpires that the players can’t stand.

  1023. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Pedroia with that idiotic grit inducing slide into first base actually over slid the bag and had to reach back to get the base making the call even worse.

    He just gifted that call to pedroia.

  1024. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Good thing this isn’t Fenway

  1025. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    ! good thing we don’t have…oh I don’t know…a big green wall like 280 feet out there…

  1026. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    HA HA HA!

    Some justice anyway.

    Elias I’m in RI. Lucky, just the way you are ha ha.

    :)

  1027. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    McClelland is a hot head who makes the game all about himself. Disgraceful call.

  1028. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    No green montsaahhh = Fly balls caught

  1029. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I don’t care if this game doesn’t matter for the Yanks… if Lars Anderson gets the winning hit I will be so pissed

  1030. Tom in N.J. September 25th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Rememer Tim McClelland’s ‘I knew in my heart he was out’ crap from the ’09 AlCS?

  1031. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    Real nice play by Pena gets lost in the horrible call

    ——–

    not just that but laffey got pedroia all off balance with that offspeed pitch too…

  1032. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    It just really frosts me when the Yankees play the SUX and get so many calls against them.

  1033. CB September 25th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Heart of the order up and the sox can’t do anything but continue to play dumb baseball sliding into first base and getting blown calls.

  1034. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    “I don’t care if this game doesn’t matter for the Yanks… if Lars Anderson gets the winning hit I will be so pissed”

    I hear ya.

  1035. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    You can guarantee that the umps will blow calls left and right in the Sox favor against the O’s. They have to do whatever they can to help them out. Buck will go crazy if that happens.

  1036. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    MLB should allow each team 2 challenges per game…not balls and strikes, but plays at all bases…the umps are SO bad

  1037. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    @Trisha
    I see that NESN’s “Sox in 2″ airs at midnight…
    What do they do if they are still playing at midnight? lol

  1038. luis September 25th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Guys you are forgetting the worst of the bunch Joe West, the gunslinger of the homeplate and the moving strikezone

  1039. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Come on Laffey, get the out. Show Twitchface the Dwarf that karma can work.

  1040. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Even with a bad call in their favor, Red Sox still couldn’t do anything vs. Aaron Laffey.

    This is a fun game.

  1041. djsunyc September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    our bullpen ROCKS!!!!

  1042. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Unexpected really great job by Laffey.

  1043. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Yeoman’s job by Laffey and the dolphin elf is stranded at first.

  1044. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I am Lars Anderson and I am from SveeeeeDon..

  1045. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    YEAH!!!!

  1046. kd September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    no harm no foul.

    he was clearly out, but it’s time for a homer from the boys in pinstripes

  1047. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    @FauxJSterling: Suzyn, how could the umps miss that? It would be one thing if they were blinded by your beauty, but you were up here!

  1048. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Nice inning by Laffey. Now they need 2 big at bats from Granderson and Cano.

  1049. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Laffey fans the Red Sox prodigy :)

  1050. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Time to PULL THE PLUG on these pretenders.

  1051. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Have to hand it to em… great job Laffey, 4 outs that inning.

    This has got to be the inning with Grandy-Cano leading off.

  1052. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    CB Buckner, McClelland, West, not one of them should be umpiring games. All are poor behind the plate with their strike zones, all are poor out in the field making calls.

  1053. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Rays have gotta be loving this.

  1054. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Please let’s win and send these punks limping to Baltimore!

  1055. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    This is just unbelievable. Laffey is awful. The Sox get an extra out and base runner thanks to the ump being a fool and they still can’t get the job done.

    How can’t they already have won this game against a AAAA team and Laffey?

    This is the team that was supposed to have the gritty clutchness that was the envy of all other teams.

    Completely embarrassing.

    They are white knuckling every swing.

  1056. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    “What do they do if they are still playing at midnight? lol”

    Start the rerun anyway. This is NESN you’re talking, home of the “interview as many nonbaseball people as you can while the game is going on and don’t bother calling the game” crew!

    ;)

  1057. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Let’s go Granderson put one in the seats!!!!

  1058. RhapsodyInBlue September 25th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Lawn elf dies at first.

  1059. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Didn’t joe west hose the yankees by calling bernie out for running inside the baselines on an extra base hit in the 2002 alds?

  1060. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    “Rays have gotta be loving this.”

    They’re going to love it even more if we can end this baby!

  1061. luis September 25th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    The striking of the bell is an ominous sign that this is it

  1062. RhapsodyInBlue September 25th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Please put this Sox team out of it’s misery.

  1063. kd September 25th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    they’re just so tight cb.

    they have a hard time relaxing and enjoying what’s going on.

  1064. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    damn that guy

  1065. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Wow great play by the midget

  1066. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    What if the rays and the Sox tie, who has the tie breaker?

  1067. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Damn elf

  1068. syd_cash September 25th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    boo Dustin (unfortunately a nice play)

  1069. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Frickin Dwarf. I hate that twerp.

  1070. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Doesn’t that little SOB ever get tired?? 22 innings for the runt..

  1071. luis September 25th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I HATE THE MIDGET

  1072. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: New tactic by the Sox, if this game never ends they can’t miss the playoffs

  1073. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I’m truly surprised the Sux bullpen has held up this long…

  1074. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Dubront could be our key if we don’t end it here.

  1075. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    If sox and rays tie, they play 1 game in Tampa

  1076. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Wang they are playing on adrenaline, playing for their lives. Thoughts of imminent death does funny things to people.

  1077. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    @WangisTaiwan
    Our offense isn’t helping…although it is the AAA Yankees

  1078. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks Doc

  1079. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    “Our offense isn’t helping…although it is the AAA Yankees”

    True that.

  1080. pat September 25th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Kay just called Pedroia the “little second baseman”

    Perhaps the ugly 3rd baseman and the portly DH might be next

  1081. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    They actually could die based on what I’ve read from crazed Sux fans. I think the hype pre-season had them all believing they’d waltz to a WS championship.

  1082. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Thoughts of imminent death does funny things to people.
    ——-

    :lol:

  1083. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Andruw Jones please.

  1084. kd September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    ok, here we go. one out walk. a double might end it here

  1085. Tarheel In NYC September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Nice AB by Robbie there.

  1086. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    No prob Tar

  1087. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Just hit arod, keep martin as emergency inf

  1088. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Hey tar! I guess I’m so glazed over that I didn’t even notice you were here!

  1089. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    That little hop is more to distract the batter than it is to prepare to move. If it had any benefit you would see a lot more players doing it. Instead he is the only one who hops like that. Others may move a bit, but he pops up in the air, not just bouncing on his feet. He does the same thing when he is on base trying to distract the pitcher.

  1090. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    C’mon guys, put the Sox out of their misery…

  1091. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Too bad Golson is up now

  1092. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Poor Bald Vinny. He must be exhausted. Hope he brought throat lozanges.

  1093. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Good at bat by Robbi. Let’s see if Golson can get lucky and run into one.

  1094. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    At least we don’t have to watch Yuk. Absolutely my least-favorite player — maybe in the history of baseball. I HATE seeing his fat arse as he gets ready to swing.

  1095. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    “Pedroia with that idiotic grit inducing slide into first base actually over slid the bag and had to reach back to get the base making the call even worse.”

    some of the umpires currently doing games need to retire….I just don’t think they can see well enough half the time. That wasn’t even close and yes he let the gritty and guttyness of the play distract him….horrible

  1096. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Good thing I don’t have to work tomorrow…Retail schedule you know…

  1097. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Golson might be better off just to stand there and see if Morales can throw 2 strikes before 2 balls.

  1098. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I shutter at the thought that golson was deamed an acceptable 4th outfielder by many here. Scares me to death.

  1099. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Please walk Golson

  1100. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Please walk Greg Golson.

  1101. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    why is Golson hitting?

    anyone?

  1102. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Walk pease

  1103. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Take a walk, please

  1104. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    wow just got a piece

  1105. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    how many more pitches can Morales go?

  1106. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    vinny-b, I just get the feeling that since Joe could have ended this a long time ago and didn’t he’s going to keep playing with the guys that are in. Said nobody was going to be playing both games and meant it yada yada yada. Just a guess.

  1107. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    YES!

  1108. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Walk..YES!

  1109. Tom in N.J. September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    He walks!

  1110. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Classic Morales.

    Thank you.

  1111. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    LOL why would you throw a curve there to Golson.

    STUPID

  1112. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    If we can’t get a run in here, we don’t deserve to win.

  1113. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    End.This

  1114. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Pls swish find a hole somewhere and let’s get the work week underway after a decent night of sleep.

  1115. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Someone make sure Swish knows there’s one out so he doesn’t bunt.

  1116. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Hey trish :D

    Were just a bunch of Yankee fans, catching a great game.

  1117. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    How do you walk Golson…. anywho, make em pay, Swish

  1118. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Nice! somebody get a base hit please

  1119. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Morales obviously tiring. Clock has him down to 96.

    Will Swisher be able to atone for the misplayed ball? We’ll soon find out!

  1120. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Someone tell me what verducci is doing broadcasting?

  1121. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Yes. A walk and a walk. Now just a hit here Swish. Don’t try to act like the twitchface Dwarf and swing out of your shoes.

  1122. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Yes! C’mon, end it here…

  1123. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    please let a lefty face Swish

  1124. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Let’s go Swish!!! Please don’t take a homerun swing.

  1125. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    so, the red sox season is ridiing on Franklin Morales.

  1126. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Swisher has to shorten up his swing and not try to power the ball.

    Base hit ends this night.

  1127. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Swish please don’t swing out of your shoes here….

  1128. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Morales new season-high for pitches at 35. Previous high was 34 way back on April 6 when he was with Colorado.

  1129. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Please win it here….

  1130. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    The ONLY good news about playing into the 13th. We have nothing to worry about for our next three games. Not so for the best team ever assembled.

  1131. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    it was talked about earlier I’m sure (I’ve been in and out here)….but that 2-2 take on that slider by Montero was super impressive…..that was a very good and tough pitch with 2 strikes. The kid is just so impressive at the plate……he needs some work on the basepaths though

  1132. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Morales vs. Swisher Swisher is 1 for 1

  1133. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Ken_Rosenthal #Yankees two hits since second inning.

  1134. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    damn it.

  1135. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Swish.

  1136. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Just a cheap hit or wild pitch….

  1137. TheStraw September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    suicide squeeze…………

  1138. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Damn!

    Maybe Morales can uncork a WP and let it end that way.

  1139. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Cano on 3rd. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE drive him home. Just an itty bitty hit. PLEASE.

  1140. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    They’re playing Paulie’s music for Gardy.

  1141. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Gardner and his ten cent head in a big spot. Once upon a time he was tough to strikeout

  1142. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    @Trisha
    So I’m guessing that you have the MLB Extra Innings package, or MLB.tv like me?

  1143. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Since Hughes is still there Noesi is probably starting tomorrow

  1144. Tarheel In NYC September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    This might be selfish, but I hope we end it here for no other reason than I’m sleepy and want to go to bed.

    :)

  1145. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Pinch hit Jeter and end this thing

  1146. GreenBeret7 September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    With the way gardner is hitting lately, I’d have Gardner dragging a hit down first

  1147. Joe from Long Island September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    squeeze, brett, squeeze. it would be a nice commercial for the playoffs.

  1148. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I’ll take a WP at this point.

  1149. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Not a strike

  1150. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    This would be a good time for Gardy to snap out of his slump

  1151. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    “Ken_Rosenthal #Yankees two hits since second inning.”

    Such a Sux shill.

  1152. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    damn it come on!

  1153. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Tarheel – :)

  1154. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I hate gardner

  1155. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Please end this Gardner

  1156. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm
    They’re playing Paulie’s music for Gardy.

    And what’s that?

  1157. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    0-2 GGBG has the right where he wants them :wink:

  1158. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Trisha:

    yes. Expect you’re right. Rest players. Lose the battle/win the war, strategy.

    except, i want to win the battle. : ) And i know you do too

  1159. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    cmon gardy.

  1160. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Elias, DirectTV w/Extra innings. I get the sports pack also so I can watch YES pregames and postgames.

  1161. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    :)

  1162. bruceb September 25th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Just as well this wasn’t the Sunday night ESPN game!

  1163. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    Ken_Rosenthal #Yankees two hits since second inning.

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

    #RedSox no wins since Tuesday.

  1164. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    vinny-b – totally!

  1165. BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:17 pm
    BJK September 25th, 2011 at 11:15 pm
    They’re playing Paulie’s music for Gardy.

    And what’s that?

    —————————————————————————

    Teenage Wasteland.

  1166. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Someone’s tired.

  1167. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Hmmm Trish. Maybe I can get away with affixing a dish on my house if I obscure it with a flower pot? Window box? I need those YES Postgames!

  1168. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    give Montero a chance!

  1169. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    screw.

  1170. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    sucks.

  1171. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Sad

  1172. bruceb September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    We don’t look like scoring in a month of Sundays.

  1173. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    dammit gardy, all you needed to do was walk.

  1174. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Gardner strikeout. Shocking.

  1175. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    ugh…..that was probably ball 4.

  1176. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    You gotta be kidding me… I thought something good was gonna happen….

  1177. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Ugh

  1178. Tarheel In NYC September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Frick!! Damn you, Gardy! Now I need to go drink something with caffeine…

  1179. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Gardner is a four a player just like melky

  1180. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Thx, BJK.

  1181. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    :)

    Elias, I don’t know who your cable provider is, but Verizon has the YES network as part of one of its packages.

  1182. pat September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Anthony McCarron
    There’s no way I’m buying that Nick Swisher record album now, not after that fly out

    :lol:

  1183. luis September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Will Jesus bring redemtion in the 14th?

  1184. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Man that sux, and after Montero we go back into Pena – Romine – Nunez.

    DAMN IT

  1185. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Oh great, the obnoxious Izod bunch again….

  1186. montec24 September 25th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Seems like Red Robin got replaced by Frozen Rope

  1187. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Next time you hear someone say that batting average is “meaningless” remember those two at bats from Swisher and Gardner.

    Swisher really is the guy who needed to get it done. It’s great that he gets on base far above his batting average but his inability to generate base hits really hurts his value in the context of games.

  1188. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Oh well, doesn’t look like the Yanks want to score again. That was ugly, Brett.

  1189. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Well Morales is done. Felix Dubront has been eminently hittable. If we can hold them here, maybe?

  1190. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    What in the world is Laffey still doing out there???

  1191. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Yanks have had plenty of chances to end this game….this game means nothing really to them but you know they want to step on the Sox’s playoff hopes. Montero probably would have ended it there had Gardner extended the inning.

  1192. egk September 25th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Gardner is back to one of his borderline useless funks at the plate.

  1193. Yankee Trader September 25th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    DUE FOR A LONG ONE: The Yankees and Red Sox played a three-hour game yesterday, and today’s first game lasted just two hours, 59 minutes. It was the first time since 2008 that these two teams played consecutive games in three hours or less.
    ————————————-
    Chad- You were correct, but this is getting a little ridiculous! :)

  1194. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I put that more on Swisher than Gardy. He needed to get a hit & not a warning track out

  1195. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Boy Laffey kicked butt!

  1196. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Aviles is considerably better vs LHP…

    Don’t get this.

  1197. luis September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    The proctologyst, yikes!!

  1198. m September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Ugh. Proctor.

  1199. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    “What in the world is Laffey still doing out there???”

    It’s Proctor time!

  1200. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I wonder if Ayala isn’t available?! Ouch..Proctor and his meatballs.

  1201. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    blake,

    Yep. I know this is the AAAA line-up but boy the Yanks have a tough time in extra inning games for some reason. Not that it means anything. I saw on RAB that the Dodgers and Blue Jays have the best extra inning records and obviously they aren’t going anywhere.

  1202. Wang IS Taiwan September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Protcor? Girardi wants to go to sleep.

  1203. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Here comes Proctor….well, we can all turn in shortly..

  1204. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    blake,

    That 2-2 take on that slider by Montero – just unbelievable. I commented on that earlier.

    Phenomenal. He’s 21.

    That’s the gift that allowing the ball to travel that deep into the zone gives you.

  1205. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Proctor? uh oh

  1206. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Proctor!!! I never thought I would say this but why not leave Laffey in???

    Beter yet Ayala?

  1207. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Where’s Ayala?

  1208. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Nice job by laffey

  1209. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Ugh, Proctor. I was at the game Thursday when he gave up the two long bombs. He was just throwing meatballs up there. Hopefully he does better tonight but….

  1210. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    The pitcher they throw seemingly means less than the hitters we send up to the plate. Very difficult to score when nearly half of the lineup isn’t big league capable/ready and the proven big leaguers are 0-6.

  1211. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    My guess is that Girardi is saving Noesi & Ayala for tomorrow.

  1212. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    “Next time you hear someone say that batting average is “meaningless” remember those two at bats from Swisher and Gardner. ”

    yea absolutely……you need some guys that can get hits frequently in the lineup…..guys that make solid contact a large percentage of the time that can get a big hit when you need one…..that’s what helps win games and that’s what helps beat good pitching.

  1213. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    @Trisha
    I have Comcast. Which sucks. I don’t think we even have Verizon in NH. They sold off all of their lines up here to FairPoint. Which uses DirecTV. I’ll just put a dish on the side of my house and when the condo people yell at me, I’ll tell them to please mow the grass regularly and then I’ll consider taking it down. haha.

  1214. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Not the fireman…but the arsonist……

  1215. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Heck of a job by Laffey. I definitely did not expect 2 scoreless innings. Turn back the clock to 2005, it’s time to take a trip to the Proctologist!

  1216. DJCaliber September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Great, here comes Proctor and his high meatballs.

  1217. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve stopped trying to figure out this game. (It’s so Curts the MVP can end it; it’s so the Sux will think they’re on the brink of success only to have them squashed at the last minute; it’s so Montero can get the job done; it’s so Swisher/Robbie can atone for mistakes.)

  1218. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Yeah, here we go….my wife will thank you, Scott.

  1219. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    C’mon Proctor. Shut it down

  1220. JM September 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    They’ve used a lot of the pen so they need Ayala as a long man tomorrow I think.

  1221. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Proctor?!? Guess the Yankees just want to go to bed now. #yankeesgivingup

  1222. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    SCOTT PROCTOR?

    This is like a bad acid trip.

  1223. Carlo September 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Darnell Mcdonald = great player, a true red sock

  1224. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    “I’ll just put a dish on the side of my house and when the condo people yell at me, I’ll tell them to please mow the grass regularly and then I’ll consider taking it down. haha.”

    :lol:

  1225. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    They are just making up for those two three hour games earlier. You didn’t really think we could play three Sox/Yanks games in less than 16 hours total playing time, did you?

  1226. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Swish and Gardner’s problem is just simple consistency. Both guys have tools that really help the club. It’s just that for 2 weeks they tear up the league and then the next 2 weeks they hit about .100. I just wish they would both find a median.

  1227. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    My guess is that Girardi is saving Noesi & Ayala for tomorrow.
    —————————

    Yea but we WANT to lose tomorrow. Proctor can go 4 innings tomorrow

  1228. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    And just like that – here comes the loss.

  1229. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    I would much rather see Kontos. Proctor is batting practice…

  1230. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Girardi should send a hand-written note to every single fan that sat through this entire game for bringing in Scott Proctor to ruin it for everyone.

    Can we all agree on that?

  1231. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    “That’s the gift that allowing the ball to travel that deep into the zone gives you.”

    yes….and he’s already starting to make adjustments. Advanced scouts are scrambling right now trying to figure out what to do with him……if he spits on slop out of the zone he’s going to be very tough to pitch to…..because he can handle anything in the zone

  1232. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm
    My guess is that Girardi is saving Noesi & Ayala for tomorrow.
    —————————

    Yea but we WANT to lose tomorrow. Proctor can go 4 innings tomorrow
    —–

    Good point!

  1233. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I would love to see the stat in binder joes book that says anything about proctor touching a baseball is a good thing.

  1234. luis September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I wonder if JAP and Yankeefem are still in the game

  1235. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I figured out the reason the game had to go so long! So you’d stop goofing on Proctor and finally appreciate him!

    :)

  1236. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    lol LockDown

  1237. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Is it possible that Noesi is going to start tomorrow? Otherwise, this makes no sense.

  1238. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Got away with one there. Everything is up in the zone including his breaking balls.

  1239. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    No reason to “save” ayala for tomorrow. If they need a long man throw Kontos. Give betances a chance. Doesn’t matter.

    This game has gone on for so long – just end it.

  1240. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    “Yea but we WANT to lose tomorrow. Proctor can go 4 innings tomorrow”

    :D

  1241. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I love Girardi.

    however personally, i would do everything to try to win this game. And then put out a AA/AAA lineup, for all 3 games in TB.

    side note: yes, i prefer to see TB make the playoffs.

  1242. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    All I can say about Girardi and this game – his ways are not our ways.

  1243. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Get Proctor out of there…..put Brackman in or anybody

  1244. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I’m with you CB. At this point, protect your own interests and get this over with as soon as possbile

  1245. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    This is brutal.

    I can’t believe Joe went with Proctor

  1246. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    F@&$. I sense this game shall soon be over. And not in the walk off variety.

  1247. liz September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    hang in there people.. proctor is going to end this.. :p

  1248. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I actually can’t stand Proctor. I have no idea why a) he is on this team and b) he is pitching in this game.

    Why did we think it was a good idea to get Proctor, call him up, and actually pitch him a lot this September? I can see when we’re losing 15-0, but now? When we have Ayala and Noesi? No, just no.

    Scott Proctor might actually be the worst pitcher in the major leagues. There is literally no one that you could pitch right now that would do worse than him.

  1249. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    all this work. To see Proctor come in and blow it up.

  1250. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I can’t believe Joe went with Proctor

    ——————-

    Joe’s out of the game

  1251. m September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Strike 1? :?

  1252. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I have to say – I was good with most of this game.

    But to lose the game now because Proctor is horrible and can’t command the ball is dissappointing.

  1253. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    0 outs for Proctor.

  1254. -Matt- September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Brackman or Ayala has to go in

  1255. Tarheel In NYC September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I sure do love having Grandy in CF.

  1256. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Thank God for Curtis in center.

  1257. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Who cares about tomorrow…..they don’t need to win any of those games in Tampa…..they don’t need to win tonight either but winning tonight puts the panic in an extra gear in Boston….and that’s worth it just in itself.

  1258. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    What are the chances Proctor gets Ellsbury out here? I’m going with 1 percent. There is a 1 percent chance that he gets out Ellsbury here. And a 99 percent chance that Ellsbury hits a game winning homerun.

  1259. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Remember when Varitek made that horrible throw to third that let Teix come all the way around? When was that, like…2008?

  1260. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Please let us luck out and somehow have Proctor get out Ellsbury

  1261. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Proctor vs. Ellsbury. Not good.

  1262. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Joe’s out of the game

    —-

    He’s gotta still be calling the shots from the clubhouse

  1263. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    this is where it ends.

  1264. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Proctor’s stuff and command is so bad now after his surgery. Hopefully he can get one more out.

  1265. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Can’t you all at least to pretend you think Proctor can do it and put out good energy?

  1266. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    They Should have brought Proctor in in the 10th if they wanted to go home..

  1267. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Oh, shocker.

  1268. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Shocking… thanks for that Girardi you moron

  1269. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    And there’s the game….

  1270. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Never mind.

    :(

  1271. TheStraw September 25th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Proctor sucks.

  1272. pkyankfan69 September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Way to give them some momentum back. MORON

  1273. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Knew it

  1274. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Unreal. Friggin Girardi.

    What a waste.

  1275. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hopefully he hits it hard right at somebody… Come on Proctor.

  1276. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Seriously, was Proctor the last guy we had? He’d better be.

  1277. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Proctor is beyond awful…..you just knew the game was over when he came in and that’s unfortunate.

  1278. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    well thanks, for that.

    I hate the Red Sox.

  1279. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    What are the chances Proctor gets Ellsbury out here? I’m going with 1 percent. There is a 1 percent chance that he gets out Ellsbury here. And a 99 percent chance that Ellsbury hits a game winning homerun.

  1280. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    This is just poor from the yankees. Can’t just hand the game over to proctor to lose on a predictable HR.

    You could see that from the minute proctor entered the game.

    There was no doubt he would fall behind and eventually give up a HR.

    Can’t put your team through that much Joe and just let things go to waste with proctor.

    Anyone but proctor.

  1281. m September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    It’s pretty sad that we all figured this game was over when Proctor came in.

  1282. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Let’s hope the O’s play their A team..

  1283. Benny Blanco September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    same ol proctor

  1284. tomingeorgia September 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I stayed up this late to watch Procter pitch and lose? Damn. Well, it isn’t over yet.

  1285. Yankee Trader September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    As Kay says-See ya.

    Good night all.

  1286. Asd September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, Scott F-in Proctor.

  1287. BD (Boston Dave) September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    agree with CB 100%

    terrible – just terrible

    Proctor has not given ANY reason for the Yanks to think he could get through a scoreless inning.

  1288. Tarheel In NYC September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Ellsbury’s dangerous?

    As far as the Yankees are concerned, I think Proctor is much more dangerous.

  1289. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Why the F Proctor is in the game at all is beyond stupidity. Why he is even part I’d the F’in team is beyond me. F Proctor.

  1290. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    What was the point of even making Cano, Swisher and Grandeson play 14 innings just to do this…

    Just senseless.

  1291. Bryan September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you Retardi

  1292. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    They should never have pitched to Ellsbury anyway with Crawford on deck.

  1293. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    who’s coming out to pitch the bottom of the 14th

  1294. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    What a pathetic way to lose this game.

    Girardi sends the Red Sox to the playoffs with Scott Proctor on the mound.

  1295. jacksquat September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I wonder if walking the mvp candidate to pitch to a guy struggling all year was even considered…

  1296. m September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Why even pitch to Ellsbury with Crawford behind him?

  1297. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Joe Girardi is such an idiot. He really is. I don’t care if this game is “meaningless”, it was one of the most poorly managed games I’ve ever seen.

    From not taking Nova out to pinch running with Golson and taking Tex out of the game to trying to bunt with Pena with Romine up next week to taking out Laffey, who was cruising, to bring in Proctor…

    I mean, that was TERRIBLE.

  1298. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I’m equally frustrated that Joe had the opportunity to put the game away several times by putting in one of his veteran hitters and didn’t do it. Same thing to me.

  1299. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    5 hours of my life wasted, that I’ll never get back…

  1300. cs in la September 25th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Damn, I know it means nothing, but if the boys were going to spend all night playing ball, they should have never given this up with Proctor.

  1301. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about how great of a win this is for the Sox tomorrow…. the Yanks gave them this game. An AAAA lineup and Scott Proctor.

  1302. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    At least with Laffey, etc. those are all guys still theoretically in the mix for the post season.

    Proctor is inexcusable from Joe. It really is.

    I was cringing when he was signed because I knew he would give them an excuse to use a pitcher that bad for no reason.

    Put kontos into the game. Anyone but Proctor.

  1303. Niblick September 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    F$&@ Scott Proctor.

  1304. Dill Pickler September 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Are Proctor and Sergio Mitre the same person? Think about it. One disappears on the “dl,” and then the other appears.

  1305. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Proctor should never F’in pitch again. Ever.

  1306. luis September 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    We got proctorized yet again…..i wonder why he keeps on getting chances to blow up

  1307. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    “who’s coming out to pitch the bottom of the 14th”

    Dubront?

    Doesn’t matter because the guys who could win the game have been relegated to the bench.

  1308. egk September 25th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Well deserved loss. Girardi managed to lose and he got it.

  1309. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I wonder how Joe Girardi would react if he was bluntly asked:

    Did you actually think that there was a chance that Scott Proctor would get through that inning without allowing a run?

  1310. RS September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Girardi sent Boston to the playoffs and he gave the MVP to Ellsbury

  1311. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    This game shouldn’t have even gone to extra innings.

    Highlights: Great pitching by the bullpen – Proctor. Great hitting by Montero.

  1312. Tar September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Amazing. No not that Joe let Proctor pitch (that was just plain stupid) the fact that I think the Yankees still have a chance in this game.

  1313. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Honestly, is Proctor probably just on this team as a favor to a former player? It’s hard to imagine that there wasn’t a better arm in AAA who could be in his spot….

  1314. ctyankeefan. September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Yeah it sucks but, what a bunch of whiners lol It wasn’t that bad of a loss! Could be worse, we could be in Boston’s shoes…

  1315. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Can we please never see Procter in pinstripes again?

    I guess Big Sloppy is sharing his shakes with Jacoby. I don’t trust any player that has that kind of jump in power numbers. Not him, not Sloppy, not Bautista.

  1316. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I would rather have Igawa than Proctor….really!

  1317. CB September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    “They should never have pitched to Ellsbury anyway with Crawford on deck.”

    Very good point.

    Just awful.

    If you are going bring in proctor and just let him throw mindlessly why even put your team through this second game?

    What are they saving Ayala for?

  1318. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Proctor is such toast. No one expected him to not give up a run there. Since the Yanks lost this game now they should punt every game against Tampa. The main lineup should all rest tomorrow and show no effort at all

  1319. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Fu-k Proctor. F him. He should NEVER have been a Yankee again. What the F’in F?!?

  1320. Don September 25th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Why is Proctor on this team? We never want to see: Mitre or Proctor on the field!

  1321. Phranchise September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Give them life. Proctor should never be throwing pitches for this team. Awful, just awful. Could have sent the Sox into a final death blow. Instead gives them life and a big game could get them on a roll. This may haunt them, I hope it doesn’t. I don’t get the sort of wanting to win but not really.

  1322. pat September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    It was fun burning out the Sox pen but the Yanks are looking at a 5 am arrival in Tampa right now so they waved the white flag named Proctor.

  1323. TheStraw September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Guess what…they’re still only one ahead of Tampa with three to play…..

  1324. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    completely agree with the sentiment posted.

    when you have a chance to pull-the-plug on your rival, your nemesis, you take it.

    it appears they prefer to face Boston in the playoffs. And not Tampa. If not, then they should’ve done more to win this game. Like inserting ML players into the lineup in place of AAA players, for instance.

    end rant.

  1325. Yankeefran September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Disappointing. Hate to see the Red Sox pick up momentum then go into postseason hot. If only the Yanks hadn’t stranded so many runners again….

  1326. Niblick September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    This game’s on the idiot manager – not pinch hitting for Romine with the bases loaded and then bringing in Proctor as a gift to the sox. Binder Joe should go home for the rest of the season.

  1327. zgveritas September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Where is Ron Villone when you need him?

  1328. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Can we hold their debt to Proctor fullfilled now? I know Torre ruined him but I think that’s enough.

    This game doesn’t matter for the Yankees…..but they had a golden opportunity to keep Boston out of the playoffs and they screwed around and didn’t get it done tonight……if you’re going to have to be at the part for 14 innings you might as well win.

  1329. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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  1330. LockDown September 25th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

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  1331. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    As much as i want red sox nation to have freaked out over being tied for the wc, remember joe is going to manage this was against Tampa too. Red sox wont be able to complain when Joe doesnt go for the kill then either.

  1332. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I can honestly say that this version of Scott Proctor is the worst pitcher that I have ever seen pitch for the Yankees.

  1333. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Hopefully Tampa is so disgusted with us that they beat the tar out of us for three straight games and the Sux are so exhausted that the O’s totally annihilate them. It’s the only way it could make up for this horrid game that should have been won when the bases were loaded and Girardi didn’t send in one of our real hitters. Sorry.

  1334. bruceb September 25th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    These extra-innings losses are becoming a little worrying. 2 hits in the last 11 innings. Even with a B lineup, that’s not good.

  1335. PittsburghYankeeFan September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    They have Noesi, Kontos, etc on the bench. Why not give them a try?

    Scott Proctor? Why?

    I think they wanted to get out of town. Making the Sox play 14 innings in a DH, and then have to play tomorrow night without their closer is perfect. So a win would have been icing on the cake–big deal. Girardi did not want to win this game.

    Very interesting issues ahead for Sox. I suspect the AL WC will be tied by the end of tomorrow night.

  1336. Swishalicious33 September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    If the Yankees actually attempt to win any of the next three games against the Rays after throwing this one away I’m going to be very unhappy.

  1337. m September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    The Sox have outhit us, so we really should be losing.

    But that turd of a 1st base ump is who kills me.

    And some of y’alls need to calm down. Girardi was ejected a while ago.

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    2 bloops and a blast!!!

  1339. ctyankeefan. September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Niblick, who catches when you PH for Romine?

  1340. LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I would hate Joe Girardi for all eternity if I was a Rays fan.

  1341. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    “What are they saving Ayala for?”

    For the game that TBD is starting tomorrow and that nobody cares about I guess…..

  1342. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    well at least the b team made them work for it

  1343. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Proctor was signed to be the lamb. When you don’t want to pitch anyone else….pitch him. Once he was signed you knew that was going to happen. He was basically signed so they could abuse his arm.

  1344. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    even Michael Kay agrees.

  1345. Tyler September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Sox definitely aren’t assured of anything yet. All it takes is the Rays to take 2/3 while the Sox only win 1/3. Could easily happen.

    That being said, if the Yanks make the ALCS would you honestly rather face the Rays than the Sox?? I’m leaning towards Boston on that…

  1346. luis September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I am exhausted both phisically and mentally, so good night everyone

  1347. Keith--FL September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    2 hits in 11 innings is inexcusable

  1348. Niblick September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Martin.

  1349. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    If we play the Red Sox and we lose in the ALCS…

    We can all send a great big thank you to Joe Girardi for his unbelievable performance tonight.

    This was truly one for the ages.

  1350. m September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Rays and their fans can shut up. They had lots of chances this season, in the last week even.

  1351. DocTodd September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Girardi needs to rest everybody the next 3 games, and I mean everybody..

  1352. fantasygame101 September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    The rays must have turned their TV off once proctor pitches and gone to bed thinking they are 1 game down in the loss column

  1353. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Girardi may be ejected but he is still cashing shots from the runway dumb dumb

  1354. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    What I want to know is why Proctor the F head is on this team at all?? He has been nothing short of absolutely F’in crap since he came back here. He is total F’in worthless.

    Meekly. Like I said.

  1355. Yogi Mantle September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Girardi is a poor manager. The Yankees win despite him, not because of him. I can’t wait till Girardi and Procter are no longer wearing pinstripes.

  1356. PittsburghYankeeFan September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    The perfect storm ahead:

    The pen is burned out.
    They get into Baltimore at 5 AM.
    They just played 14 innings as the second part of a DH.

    Finally:

    Beckett’s wife may have their baby, and he’s back in Boston.

    Ouch.

  1357. Niblick September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Proctor isn’t fit to pitch in a tee ball game.

  1358. Hassey September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    There’s no doubt Proctor is not a ML pitcher, and it was frustrating yet entertaining to see our AAAA squad overmatched but this game was lost because Gardner has completely collapsed at the plate, Swish is unreliable in big spots and the book on Grandy is wide open for all pitcher to try to execute. Oooofah the one for four gang becomes the one for 6 gang in extras. Hard to believe how such vets can be so bad in extras for a full year

  1359. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I still think the Sox are done. Who are they going to pitch tomorrow bullpen-wise? J.D. Drew? Beckett better give them a CG.

  1360. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I just don’t understand why they have kept pushing Proctor out there…..he’s not any good….he was never going to make the playoff roster and they have 10 guys better than him that could fill that role. I really hate to get worked up about a game like this…..but its aggravating because they just gave a dead Red Sox team a glimmer of hope and new life.

  1361. BA September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    What is wrong with noesi?

  1362. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    blake,

    Why SHOULD we care about tomorrow’s game? When you have a chance to possibly cripple the Red Sox and their postseason hopes, you don’t let Scott $@*$@*%@*@* Proctor pitch in a game. You just don’t.

  1363. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    “If the Yankees actually attempt to win any of the next three games against the Rays after throwing this one away I’m going to be very unhappy.”

    Yeah, well I second, third, and fourth that.

    :evil:

    Night luis.

    :(

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    LGY September 25th, 2011 at 11:41 pm
    I would hate Joe Girardi for all eternity if I was a Rays fan.
    —————————————-

    If the Rays would have won with their ace on the mound at home against a dead Blue Jays team then they would be tied. These teams put themselves in this position. The Yanks owe them absolutely nothing. I hate using Proctor there after battling so long but I could care less what Maddon, the Rays players, or their 20 fans think.

  1365. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    …or else they are screwed (which would be good)

  1366. pat September 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    “We can all send a great big thank you to Joe Girardi for his unbelievable performance tonight.”

    Did Girardi tell the offense to not get a hit in over 2 hours?

  1367. vinny-b September 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    unacceptable.

  1368. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Jerry Remy: “and the Red Sox win”
    …probably had to look that sentence up in the dictionary.

  1369. Captain Clutch September 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    If Girardi pinch hit Jones for Gardner or Arod for Romine they probably would of won. If you are going to make Granderson, Cano and Swisher play 14 innings at least use all of your effort. Now they will be exhausted tomorrow and knowing Girardi he will make the A lineup play.

  1370. umbrelladoc September 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Red Sox momentum? They needed Papelbon to pitch 2.2 innings, 14 innings to beat SWB.

  1371. xcv September 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    o’s need to tee off on buckett tomorrow. #$@%& dead sox

  1372. Frozen Rope September 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Unbelievable that jeter or arod can’t pinch hit but clueless can leave cano in there all game long

  1373. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Well at least their pen is blown out.

    Didn’t know that Beckett was even married. Someone must have been very desperate.

  1374. blake September 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Daniel,

    that was my point

  1375. Niblick September 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Who wants odds on Moron Joe putting Proctor on the post-season roster? He seems to be in love with Scotty.

  1376. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    LGY,

    I hate Joe Girardi and I’m a YANKEES fan.

  1377. sunny615 September 25th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Piss me off to f’ing hell. I hope Proctor F’ing breaks his arm on the way to the shower.

  1378. Phranchise September 25th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    If he plays all the starters tomorrow today is even a bigger joke. If the Sox were to get the tIgers and somehow Lester or Beckett outpiches Verlander game 1 hold onto your hat.

    And anyone that thinks A Gone is deserving of the MVP needs only look at these two games. Without Ellsbury, they are cooked. Without A Gone they would still have V Mart and not be that much worse off. He may have won the MVP here at the end if Verlander doesn’t get it.

  1379. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    What a bad game for us. The Yankees should give all the fans that stayed till the end free covers for their $6.50 souvenir sodas at the stadium. And some free tickets.

  1380. Bret The Hitman September 25th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Should have pinch hit Andruw Jones for Gardner in the bottom of the 13th.

  1381. BA September 25th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Blake, I am right with you. Now the redsux have life, when the Yankees could have kept them down in the doldrums had they just played to win. Anytime Proctor is pitching you KNOW he is going to give up runs. There is no reason he should be on the roster. None.

  1382. Daniel in Toronto September 25th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Someone answer this question for me:

    Why was Aaron Laffey taken out of this game?

    I will Paypal you $5 if you can give me one valid response.

  1383. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    blake, I think it is very aggravating and I don’t think it had to happen this way and I’d say that we probably all feel the same way. For my money he gave it away with the bats.

  1384. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Trisha. let me know if someone asks Girardi if he really thought Proctor had a chance vs. Ellsbury. I’d love to hear it. I’m sure Mike Francesa will have something to say on his radio show tomorrow. lol.

  1385. Phranchise September 25th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    The key was being in love with Jorge in the “moment” again. Then getting stuck with having Romine catch the rest of the way and hit. Had multiple moments to come up big. How you let him hit 2 outs and bases loaded is beyond me. You can say see how he plays in a big spot, but if it eveer happened you would pull him right away

  1386. BA September 25th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    How is Ellsbury more deserving than Granderson? I just don’t see it.

  1387. EliasInNH September 25th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Ellsbury
    “this season’s been great”
    —-
    is he looking at the same season as I am?

  1388. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Look, Proctor didn’t ask to be put in the game, nor did he want to go out there and do a bad job. So don’t get mad at him. The game should never have gone 14 innings. If you’re down with the kids staying in, then you have to be down with a game going extra innings and a possibility of losing it in late innings.

    We had a better chance of winning when there were runners on base and Girardi could have pinch hit with one of our regulars. His insistence on not doing that was much more harmful, IMO.

    So it is what it is.

  1389. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 25th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Elias, I absolutely refuse to listen to the postgame. I wasted enough time on this game. I’m going to watch some DVRd mindless television.

    And I am going to be rooting for the Rays and O’s like I have never rooted before!

    :)

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    Scott Proctor – wow. Hard to understand what their expectations are at this point in his career . . . If they just wanted to end it either way, it would have been easier just to bring him in in the 10th and be done with it. Now the fun & games for Tampa and Boston begin. Yankees just have to concentrate on winning in the postseason and let the wildcard drama take care of itself.

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    Niblick September 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Proctor isn’t fit to pitch in a tee ball game.
    ==================================================================

    Put his straight as a string FB on a tee and they still bomb it ! When he throws it, it’s like on a tee already.

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