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Game 143: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 08, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (75-67)
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Vernon Wells DH
Alfonso Soriano LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (11-10, 2.99)
Kuroda vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (87-57)
Daniel Nava RF
Jonny Gomes LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Carp 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Stephen Drew SS
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jackie Bradley CF

LHP Jon Lester (13-8 3.88)
Lester vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network and TBS

WEATHER: Bit of a cloudy sky, but it’s pretty comfortable and looks like a good chance of getting this game in.

UMPIRES: HP Andy Fletcher, 1B Rob Drake, 2B Joe West, 3B Sam Holbrook

FRAME GAME: Yankees batters have scored at least four runs in an inning in five of their last six games. Had at least one inning of four-or-more runs scored in four straight games from September 2-5, marking their second such streak this season (also June 3-6).

SCORING STREAK: The Yankees have scored at least six runs in each of their last six games, marking their longest such streak since a six-game stretch from August 19-25, 2007. They last had a longer streak from July 29 – August 5, 2007 (seven straight games scoring at least six runs).

BUT THE PITCHING: The Yankees have allowed at least 12 runs in consecutive games for the first time since July 17-18, 1996 and in back-to-back games against one opponent for the first time since August 27-28, 1988. The Yankees have done so in consecutive home games for the first time since August 3-12, 1960. This is the Yankees first time doing so in consecutive home games on the same home stand since August 4-6, 1929. Since the Yankees began calling New York home in 1903, the only other time they allowed at least 12 runs in consecutive home games to the same team in the same series was June 28 and July 1, 1907.

UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Back-to-back doubles by Ortiz and Carp, especially off a right-hander, that just happens from time to time. Even a good pitcher in a good game could let that happen. But back-to-back walks to the bottom hitters in the order? That seems far more concerning for Kuroda.

UPDATE, 1:54 p.m.: Kuroda looks shaky and the Yankees just wasted a scoring opportunity. Not an encouraging start.

UPDATE, 2:14 p.m.: Wells has been a pretty good No. 2-type hitter — high average and OBP, no reall power — since Girardi started using him strictly as a platoon player about two months ago. But in the No. 2 spot in the order today, Wells has two outs including a double play to end the third inning.

UPDATE, 2:33 p.m.: Rodriguez is able to score from first on a game-tying double by Mark Reynolds. Rodriguez isn’t running particularly well, but he ran well enough on that one.

UPDATE, 2:43 p.m.: Kuroda has actually settled in nicely. Through five innings, still just the one Red Sox run. At 105 pitches, though, Kuroda isn’t going to stick in this game much longer.

UPDATE, 2:47 p.m.: Little bloop single snaps an 0-for-23 for Stewart.

UPDATE, 2:57 p.m.: Three bloop singles and a big two-out, two-run double by Cano. It’s a 3-1 Yankees lead on one hard-hit ball.

UPDATE, 3:10 p.m.: Cano thought about going home, ultimately settled on the out at first base. Yankees concede a run on the play and the Red Sox are within 3-2 with two outs in the sixth. Kuroda going to try to get the last out of this inning while Kelley warms in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 3:31 p.m.: That might have been the biggest at-bat of the game, Kelley getting Pedroia to ground out to end the seventh inning and leave the tying run stranded at third base. Looks like Cesar Cabral might come in to face Ortiz to start next inning. Another big at-bat for an untested lefty against the Red Sox DH.

UPDATE, 3:36 p.m.: Stewart getting X-rays on his foot. He was hurt on that hit by pitch in the third inning, and that’s why he’s out of the game.

UPDATE, 3:42 p.m.: Yep. Here’s Mo for a six-out save opportunity.

UPDATE, 3:43 p.m.: What a pitch for strike three. Ortiz has great numbers against Rivera, but Mo got him in this spot.

UPDATE, 3:56 p.m.: Unless I’m overlooking it in the game log, I can’t find a single game in which Joe Girardi has sent Mariano into a game to start the eighth inning. Certainly Rivera has done it before, and Girardi has used him for two innings before, but I can’t find another example of Girardi even attempting to do this in a regular season game.

UPDATE, 4:06 p.m.: Looked like a routine fly ball off the bat, but the wind’s blowing out now, and Middlebrooks has a game-tying homer in the ninth.

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221 Responses to “Game 143: Yankees vs. Red Sox”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    GO YANKS!!! GO HIROKI!!!

    Enjoy the game all. :)

  2. rl1856 September 8th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    “austinmac September 8th, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    We should have won all the games if we just had out scored them.”

    We did out score them, but our wornout miss-used pen blew the games. Why wasn’t Betances used ?

  3. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    holy crap we got out of an inning without a run being scored

  4. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I love how when a ball goes anywhere near a Sox player they act like they can’t believe it and they are shocked. The Yanks are the total opposite and they act like nothing happened at all.

  5. Hankflorida September 8th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    2.) Balt Has 14 Tough Games (65 Losses) 76 65 53.901%
    TB-4; NYY-4; Boston-6___ 9.5 (Games Out 1st Place) 1 (Games Out WC)

    Ray, thanks for your postings as you keep our hopes in line with the reality that is before us for the Yankees. Now that the O’s have crept closer, we can see that that they still have a tough hill to climb.

  6. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    As Kay just mentioned, after this series we’re in the curious position of having to root for the RS (except when we see them in Fenway) for the rest of the season.

  7. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Kuroda has to locate….

  8. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Every single Yankee pitcher except for Andy shrinks and chokes when they play the Sox

  9. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    It’s what you call the yankee pitchers being worn out and the Red Sox being a better team this year. Nothing to do with choking.

  10. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I really can’t figure out why the Yanks haven’t skipped one of Kuroda’s start. It’s obvious that he is tired to everyone except Girardi. Leave Huff and Hughes in the rotation one time around and hopefully it refreshes him. CC could have used some rest the last 4 years or so and they never do it.

  11. BigYank1 September 8th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Way too many pitches for Koroda, nearing 50…

  12. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    It’s what you call the yankee pitchers being worn out and the Red Sox being a better team this year. Nothing to do with choking.

    ———————————-

    Rivera has 15 blown saves in his career against them.

    Oh and I didn’t realize Nova was worn out. He has a career 5 and a half ERA against them

  13. Jeremy September 8th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Well Captain Clutch we can’t expect much from Girardi when he proves time and again that he shouldn’t be managing this team.

  14. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    It’s what you call the Red Sox being a good team and having a lot more opptunities against him. 15 blown saves facing the Red Sox 19 times a year since 1996? That is not a lot.

    Papelbon when he was great was worse against the Yankees then any other team. Same with Pedro Martinez.

  15. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Another inning like that and Kuroda will be done. Who’s first up in the pen today? Is there anyone left out there Girardi is willing to use? Let’s see Betances and Cabrera, but I don’t think it will happen.

  16. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Your probably one of the disgusting fans who actually booed Mariano in 2005. You should be ashamed to call yourself a yankee fan.

  17. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Looks like a liner on the scorecard.

  18. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    So now I’m a disgusting fan because I disagree with you? Stay Classy

  19. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Why are we bunting in the 2nd?

  20. Jeremy September 8th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    They should just blow up this team next year. Get rid of Cashman and Binder. I don’t even know why Cashman still has a job after so many colossal failures.

  21. Chambliss September 8th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Why is Reynolds bunting? Dumb. The guy walks and hits homers when not striking out

  22. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Cano and Alex set the table. (Unreal job by AL to fight that off for a base hit). WOW!!

    Don’t strand them though.

  23. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Your a disgusting fan because your a yankee fan calling Mariano Rivera a choker. Just because the Red Sox a great offense team beats him more than other teams do.

    I guess Pedro Martinez was a choker too because he had a losing record against the Yankees and not the other 29 teams in MLB.

  24. Chambliss September 8th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I do not understand why these guys are not more patient against Lester who is all over the place today. Granderson and Nunez swung at pitches way out of the strike zone that inning.

  25. yankee21 September 8th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Chambliss;

    I never post in game threads, but I can’t pass on this.

    The attempted sacrifice by Mark Reynolds is one of the dumbest baseball moves I’ve seen in a while. If that is on Reynolds, he needs to be grilled. If Joe G called it, he is a moron.

    Stupid, stupid play given all the circumstances.

  26. longtimefan September 8th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Reynolds: that is just bad baseball, a power hitter who has not bunted all year trying to bunt with no outs and 2 on, with a lefty hitter to follow, stupid. Decision who ever made that call

  27. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    11 and 11 record and yes Pedro was a choker against us. He admitted it himself when he called us his Daddy’s

  28. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Papi never met a strike he could accept.

  29. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    66 pitches already in the 3rd for Kuroda… eesh.

  30. axel September 8th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    The Red Sox are Rivera’s kryptonite.

  31. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Who do you go to if you need a couple innings from someone in the pen today (which seems likely at this point)?

  32. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Shame, but at least it was an economical inning for a change.

  33. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I vote Betances, for JAP’s sake. Let’s see what this kid can do on the big stage.

  34. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    tom – With the way the Sox approach ABs, I’d be surprised if Kuroda could go more than 2 more. Should be interesting to see what Girardi does with the pen.

    This whole series has been thoroughly depressing.

  35. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I vote Betances, for JAP’s sake. Let’s see what this kid can do on the big stage.

    ————–

    This is why I was hoping he’d get another shot in the White Sox series after a solid outting or early in the Red Sox series when they had a chance to use him… because now this game is do or die and they probably won’t trust him to pitch.

    Effing double play..

  36. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    “Somehow Pedroia comes up with this play..”

    Looked pretty standard to me, but god forbid Dusty not dive all over the field.

    Wells is useless.

  37. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    rats. Can’t anybody here play this game?

  38. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Kuroda closing in on 90 pitches in 4 innings…

  39. Jesus Bustero September 8th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I can guarantee Betances will be tattooed by this lineup and everyone will realize why Joe is hiding him.

  40. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Stewart must lead the majors in passed balls right?

  41. axel September 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    David Ortiz’ career OPS against the Yankees is .975.

    At this point, since Ortiz is still at the top of his game, we might be better served hitting him in nearly every plate appearance. Save for situations in which the Yankees have a very good bullpen lefty for a lefty/lefty matchup against Ortiz.

  42. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    OK, Hiro. Nice inning. Got one more in you? The question is, what then?

  43. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’m pretty sure if Mo wasn’t retiring, these fans would be booing him during that last save.

  44. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    And-Rod passes Hornsby

  45. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Jesus Bustero September 8th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I can guarantee Betances will be tattooed by this lineup and everyone will realize why Joe is hiding him.

    ———-

    Who in the pen isn’t going to get tattooed by this line up..? Serious question, because I’m not sure.

  46. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    AL 2 for 2 :grin:

    Prime Time Player!!

  47. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    True Yankee comes through again

  48. Chambliss September 8th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Glad that he did not bunt there…

  49. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    The one thing I didn’t expect was that Alex would come back looking better than Jeter.. I know Jeter’s injury is in a tough spot but the hip also seems like a really dangerous area to have issues.

  50. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I don’t like looking at theplay there. Slows you down. Lucky he was fast enough to score.

  51. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Nice motoring by Al. Showing signs of life?

  52. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    And-Rod passes Hornsby
    ———

    WOOT WOOT

    Nice job Mark. AL was not going to be denied scoring there. We really need this one people.

  53. axel September 8th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    After today’s performance for A-Rod, have to wonder why he sat yesterday..

    With 3 weeks left in the season, every game is of the utmost importance, while A-Rod is most likely going to have the next 17 months off following the season.

  54. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Igotid you’re a great baseball mind. :grin:

  55. axel September 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    True Yankee comes through again

    //

    Is that Mark Reynold’s nickname?

  56. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    AL is taking this thing over! Just climb on his back people.

  57. Bo knows September 8th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    What a good five innings for Kuroda. Now comes the crunch.

  58. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    axel September 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm
    igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    True Yankee comes through again

    //

    Is that Mark Reynold’s nickname?
    ——–

    I just came up with that. A play on when a new player comes and has big hit to either give us the lead or win. Sometimes tie.

  59. exiledintampa September 8th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I think I’ve discovered a good thing. It’s not the game thread that’s toxic. It’s the pre game thread that’s toxic.

  60. axel September 8th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Very nice igotid88.

    Very nice play by A-Rod to end the last inning.

  61. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Gee, it looks like Kuroda may have turned the corner!

    :)

  62. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Nice we get a break there. Capitalize!

  63. JobaTipsHisCap September 8th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    they should, and will be swept.
    NFL is far more interesting.

  64. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Great play by Alex

  65. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Nice 2 breaks in a row. It’s about time. Give me all the Breaks.

  66. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Is Hughes pitching this half inning? Lot of soft singles.

  67. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    That’s three hits that don’t total 200 feet. I’ll take them.

  68. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Soriano held up but of course the Sox get the call. Just like they do every single time.

  69. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    No he didn’t he went. Just being honest. Plus we don’t want to whine about every call like they do.

  70. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Ca-Yes

  71. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    ROBBIE!!!!!!

    And that is HUGE!!

  72. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Go Cano!!!

  73. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Nice walk

  74. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Nice patience from A-Rod.

  75. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Nice keep the line moving.

    AL should have called time and went to go get those blue shades that he loves to wear. That would’ve really been sweet. :wink:

  76. jackamir September 8th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Lets pray for rain !!!!!!

  77. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Lester getting those inside calls

  78. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Runs runs and more runs. Can’t ever have enough in this series.

  79. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Again, it would have been better if Kuroda drilled Ortiz, made him take a shot to be on 1st base.

    Instead, Ortiz is on 2nd with nobody out.

  80. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    There it is. Ortiz doubles twice to lead off innings, scores.

    As far as the battering by both Napoli and Ortiz goes, the Yankees get exactly what they deserve.

  81. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I think I’ve discovered a good thing. It’s not the game thread that’s toxic. It’s the pre game thread that’s toxic.
    ———–

    Ha, what happened today?

  82. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    How do they try to close this out..? Kelley, Claiborne, Mo?

    Hopefully we get some more runs here……

  83. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Is Claiborne even available?? I’ve lost count at all of the relievers that have been used over the past 3 days.

  84. Jesus Bustero September 8th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Kelley – Robertson – Mo?

    We still need an insurance run or two.

  85. Bo knows September 8th, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Man, you gotta appreciate Kuroda. Six quality innings.

    Notice Ortiz went oppo? How did that happen?

  86. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Kelley – Robertson – Mo
    ———

    Robertson isn’t available for a couple of more days. Sore arm.

  87. Shame Spencer September 8th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Yeah, Robertson and Logan need 3-4 days off with sore arms.

  88. rm September 8th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    The game thread is usually good when the Yankees are ahead. When they fall behind not so much

  89. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Hopefully Kelly has it today and he is 100%…

  90. rm September 8th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Kelley needs to shut them down this inning. Then we need to put up a crooked number

  91. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Dice K left with the bases loaded in Clev. Mets up 1-0. Guy pitched pretty good today. They need to get that last out in the 6th.

  92. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    These 9 outs they need feels like they need 50 more outs. Can the pen hold a 1 run lead against this offense?

  93. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    HBP tie game in Cleveland. Typical Mets. Bunch of losers.

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Wow what a difference a few days make! Kelley with a fast K!

  95. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Fasten your seat belts for these last 8 outs.

  96. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    A guy like Daniel nava if he was on the Yankees would probably be hitting .240. Yet he’s a .300 hitter with the sox.

  97. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Why did they sit Napoli today?

  98. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    We are not getting out of this with a lead.

  99. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    It’s amazing how Gomes and these other pieces of garbage keep getting hits in this series.

  100. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Kelley can get Dustin. If not CC gets Ortiz.

  101. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    The Yanks will never be able to get the next 7 outs with a lead.

  102. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Yes Yes Yes.

  103. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Nunez! Happy to be wrong.

    Nava is a professional hitter. Very patient, selective, doesn’t strike out much.

  104. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Can Betances and Cabral tag team the 8th?

  105. rm September 8th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Cabral for Ortiz then Mo for 5 outs?

  106. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I mean it might be a reach. But just trying to think of options.

  107. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    This is feeling much more like Yankee baseball and Yankee pitching!!! Could it be that our pitching is actually coming back to life? Fingers crossed!

  108. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    rm September 8th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Cabral for Ortiz then Mo for 5 outs?

    //

    That would be one acceptable decision. Thus, Girardi will not go this route.

  109. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Wells Go Home!

  110. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    A guy as bad a wells should be banned from swinging 3-0. How does he get a green light to swing there?

  111. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Wells swinging away 3-0 is on the managing.

  112. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Welp 6 more outs. Let’s Go!

  113. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Good decision.

  114. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Joe’s not messing around.

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Mo in for 6 outs????

    Well nobody can say Girardi isn’t managing like it’s a critical game!

    Yikes.

  116. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.

    Rivera will have the rest of his life to rest his arm following this season.

  117. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Is girardi kidding me? This is crazy and it will never work. This inning will be ok and then he will probably struggle in the 9th.

  118. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    He didn’t manage the other games like they were critical. He doesn’t manage many games as if they are critical.

  119. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    SIT

  120. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    This inning is the heart of their order CC.

  121. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    More is laser focused today. Razor-bladding those corners.

  122. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    When did Mike carp all of a sudden become a good hitter? This guy was a bum with Seattle.

  123. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Vary your times to home plate to keep this scrub from stealing.

  124. TheStraw September 8th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Pitch out

  125. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Throw him out Austin. Please

  126. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    This inning is the heart of their order CC
    ————-

    I know but you also have to think about tomorrow and the days after that. He is 43 and asking him to throw 40 pitches or so is a lot.

  127. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Mo already at 18 pitches. Asking a lot out of him.

  128. axel September 8th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Rivera throwing 40 pitches at 43 years of age at 30% health is better than any of the other options available.

  129. TheStraw September 8th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    That’s a strike

  130. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Wow he never even tried to steal. Good deal. On to the 9th.

  131. Jeremy September 8th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Even if this gamble works out Girardi is still a sorry excuse for a manager.

  132. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    How about tacking on two or three this inning? Make me breathe a little easier, please.

  133. rm September 8th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    lets tack on a few runs right now

  134. Chambliss September 8th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Mo is a surgeon, carving up the sox. Good move by Joe.

    Some insurance here would be nice.

  135. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Baltimore losing 4-1, bottom of the 7th. (Good for Ventura and ChiSox. They’ve been dismal.)

  136. exiledintampa September 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    After all the pinball scores the last couple days, how many expected 3-2 by Lester and Kuroda? I know i should have.

  137. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    You can guarantee that Mo will have a sore arm next week after this game. I hate when Girardi treats some games like they are must wins and others like its a game in April.

  138. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    It will be interesting to see if Mo’s stuff is the same in the 9th. In the past when they used him for more than 3 outs. He is ok in the 8th and struggles in the 9th.

  139. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    You know Napoli is pinch hitting for Bradley

  140. jlyanks85 September 8th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Captain clutch, the only reason Mo is pitching 2 innings today because of the team were facing. Any other team we face I doubt he does this.

  141. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Frack

  142. rm September 8th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Crap

  143. TheStraw September 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Crap

  144. Against All Odds September 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. axel September 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Do not believe it.

    He blew 2 saves to them in his final season. How embarrassing. 7 blown saves.

  146. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    16 blown saves. Like I said he can’t pitch against them. Pathetic

  147. JobaTipsHisCap September 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    good! Blow again!

    They should be, and will be swept. Don’t give them any hope.

  148. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    What a surprise…I called it 2 innings ago. He isn’t a 2 inning pitcher. I knew that he would have nothing left for the 9th after pitching the 8th.

  149. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Now you know Hughes feels. Wind carrying homerun

  150. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Pop fly, fercrissakes!

  151. TheStraw September 8th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    It wasn’t exactly a rocket.

  152. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Short porch has been brutal on us this weekend.

  153. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Girardi should have known better. Every single time over the last couple of years that they asked Mo to get more than 3 outs it failed almost every time.

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    :(

  155. sunny615 September 8th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    typical of this season.

  156. NYY_Girl_Penny September 8th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    its time for Mo to retire.. but this is another Girardi loss due to having zero gut feel for the game. pitch Mo two innings when he hasnt been able to get thru one, and when he does it isnt because of his stuff anymore. Girardi is a moron.

  157. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    It’s not over. Let’s hope for a walk off. Uehara has to be tired…

  158. Chambliss September 8th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    That hurt. A walk off win would be nice.

  159. JobaTipsHisCap September 8th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    before US OPen starts, I decided to check the score.
    LOL, what a choke job.

    pathetic, the whole team effort.

    Please sweep them, Boston!

  160. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    and the moronic fans cheer after the third out

  161. GordoMillones September 8th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Oh my god is that Phil hughes warming up????!!!

  162. NYY_Girl_Penny September 8th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Girardi will say it was a bloop single again .. what can you do ! ?? !

  163. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Girardi should protect Mo the next 3 weeks. Otherwise he is going to retire a shell of himself. The Sox own and him and it seems like he can never have a clean inning against them. It’s really amazing how well they hit him.

  164. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Penny I hear what you’re saying but I don’t know that Girardi had a lot of viable options. At this point it’s tough to give someone a flyer to see what they have. Hopefully we do something at the bottom of the 9th, or hopefully if not, Hughes has decent stuff going today.

    The team’s been so fragile that you don’t know if it’s more merciful to see them end it early or to hope that they are able to muscle up if they make the postseason.

    :(

  165. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    He keeps on blowing saves to Boston yet nobody on here can just admit that Boston is in his head

  166. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    The Yanks are deflated and they will probably have pathetic at bats. Like they did the other night when Mo blew it.

  167. axel September 8th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Embarrassing.

    The GOAT.

    Owned by the Red Sox.

  168. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Have to see someone get the Gatorade bath today.

  169. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    He keeps on blowing saves to Boston yet nobody on here can just admit that Boston is in his head
    ————-

    The weird thing is he makes sooo many mistakes against them. The other night the pitch to Napoli was up and over the plate and the other hitter it was right down the middle. The pitch to Middlebrooks was up and another mistake.

  170. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    “He keeps on blowing saves to Boston yet nobody on here can just admit that Boston is in his head”

    Triple, I don’t know that it’s an outlandish thought. He’s human, after all.

  171. Jeremy September 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I’m not mad at Mo. The guy is 43 and his career is ending. But Girardi continues to prove that he is a moron.

  172. axel September 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Just keep being retired by a scrub named Workman.

    Embarrassing.

  173. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    The Yanks don’t have anyone else good to pitch. So if they don’t score now they have a very small chance to win this game.

  174. NYY fan in NH September 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    another great game for Mo. Can it get any worse really??

  175. TheStraw September 8th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Fn patriots

  176. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Ichiro better try to steal 2nd

  177. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I’m not mad at Mo. The guy is 43 and his career is ending. But Girardi continues to prove that he is a moron.

    ———————————–

    Why do people keep on mentioning his age? Boston owned him even when he was in his prime

  178. rm September 8th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Steal 2nd and 3rd

  179. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    @DannyKnoblerCBS

    Only other time Yankees had Rivera throw 30-plus pitches this year, he gave up 3 HR in next 2 appearances (even with days off in between)

  180. Jeremy September 8th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    If Cashman and Girardi are not fired after this season then I see no point in anyone showing up to watch the Yankees play next year.

  181. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    How is this Girardi’s fault? Its his fault his closer is owned by their biggest rivals?

  182. Jesus Bustero September 8th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Jeremy spoken claaaaassss today.

  183. Chambliss September 8th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Good at bat for wells

  184. Captain Clutch September 8th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    How is this Girardi’s fault?
    ———–

    It’s his fault for asking a 43 year old to get 6 outs and actually expect it to happen. Mo has been a 3 out guy for years now. Anything more than 4 outs and it usually doesn’t work out well.

  185. Jeremy September 8th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Triple short of a cycle

    i understand what you’re saying but at this point who cares ? The guy is not going to playing baseball after this year, and even though the Sox have given him trouble he is the best closer in the game who was a key player in 5 World Series championships.

  186. cofuzz September 8th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    This is it.
    C’mon Yanks!
    Turn it around for good in 2013 right now!

  187. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    That was actually a pretty good AB.

    Come on now Sori DO YOU!!!

  188. axel September 8th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Alright! Nick Folk just possibly won the game for the Jets, after Greg Schiano’s (who teaches his team to hurt opponents) team committed a personal foul late hit against Geno Smith at the 50 yard line with 7 seconds.

    Good for J. Al, gets to see a win.

  189. TheStraw September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Triple-

    Even if we but into your theory, and I don’t, what is the point of beating your drum about it ad nauseum. He is still the greatest ever to put on a uniform.

  190. exiledintampa September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Straw, Right with you. had it for awhile. Promising!

  191. Chambliss September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Yankees need to learn how to hit high flies to right.

  192. Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I have never seen a team win more games due to the other team making boneheaded plays the last minutes of a game then the Jets. Its uncanny

  193. NYY_Girl_Penny September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Girardi needs to be gone after this year or I’ll be done as a Yankees fan and my family is as die hard as it gets!

  194. TheStraw September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Ha ha

  195. Against All Odds September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Needed that win

  196. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    HA. We will take it.

  197. rm September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    i was typing time for a walkoff pb when it happened

  198. igotid88 September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Mo steals another win

  199. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Mo gets the win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :) :) :) :) :)

  200. NYY_Girl_Penny September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Girardi needs to be gone after this year or I’ll be done as a Yankees fan and my family is as die hard as it gets!

    the only way we can beat Boston.

  201. rm September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    We are luck Salty sucks as a catcher

  202. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Any way any how baby

  203. cofuzz September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful inning!

  204. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Or does Workman get the win?

    :D

  205. tomingeorgia September 8th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    However it’s done, I’ll take it!

  206. Against All Odds September 8th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 8th, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    I have never seen a team win more games due to the other team making boneheaded plays the last minutes of a game then the Jets. Its uncanny

    —————————————–

    Now we get to hear Rex say everyone doubted us but this is our yr.

  207. Jesus Bustero September 8th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    SIGN Workman he is CLUTCH

  208. Mordot11 September 8th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I’ll take it!

  209. UnKnown September 8th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Sometimes you have to make the run happen. Put the pressure on.

    Big win. Now it’s time to continue to scoreboard watch

  210. axel September 8th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Rivera gets the win over the Red Sox!

  211. Jesus Bustero September 8th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    He is a die hard Yankees fan, no doubt.

  212. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Clutch, it’s not as if Mo was getting battered. He gave up one hit. I don’t think Girardi had a better option. Desperate times call for desperate moves!

  213. egk September 8th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Gardner wanting to do a gatorade bath of Ichiro would have been pretty pathetic after these last few days.

  214. Against All Odds September 8th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Nothing is worse than ppl trolls on here pretend to be Yankee fans smfh.

  215. axel September 8th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    When will Schiano be fired for his coaching players to be undisciplined and violent in attempts to injure?

  216. Jesus Bustero September 8th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    That one even shocked Chad. Look how long it’s taking him to edit his presumptive obituary.

  217. yankeefeminista September 8th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Woot!

  218. bruceb September 8th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, the irony! We beat their best pitch Lestaaaaaaah.

    Hope springs eternal. (Well, at least until the next loss when the rest of us join those who have already leapt off the GW bridge).

  219. bruceb September 8th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Well, observed Buster. No doubt Chad had the “Oh Mo! Another Heartbreaker For Yanks” headline already written.

  220. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    It didn’t happen, but the killer is that we could have had 3 of the 4. (or could we have swept? I forget at this point.)

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 8th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Chicago still leading the O’s 4-1 in the 9th.

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