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Everything’s Different Now

Last night’s series opener was the most important game the Yankees have played all season. With the pitching match-up firmly in their favor, a loss, which would have pushed them to 0-9 against Boston on the season, could well have set the tone for the remainder of the series, opening up the possibility of yet another Red Sox sweep. With the win, however, they got of the schnide and reinforced their belief that they’re a different and better team than they were during those first eight games. And they didn’t just win, they crushed the Sox, 13-6.

The Red Sox are too good a team to let one lop-sided win get in their heads, but one could just as easily see a Yankee sweep today as one could see a Red Sox sweep yesterday. After all, the Yankees just keep rolling. Last night’s win extended their current winning streak to four games and also put first place out of reach for the Sox in this series (even if the Sox take the last three, they’ll leave town a half game behind the Yankees in the AL East).

A.J. Burnett & Josh Beckett - 2005 ToppsThe catch is A.J. Burnett, who has exceeded my (admittedly low) expectations thus far this year with one glaring exception: he’s been awful in his two starts against Boston. One of the selling points for Burnett over the winter was the fact that he’d dominated the Red Sox in four starts last year (2-0, 2.60 ERA). This year has been a different story. Staked to a 6-0 lead at Fenway Park on April 25, he coughed up eight runs. Then, on June 9, he failed to get out of the third inning, allowing five runs on five hits and five walks in just 2 2/3 innings. The Red Sox hit .382/.512/.765 against Burnett in those two starts, and though he followed the last with a string of eight quality starts (6-1, 1.68 ERA), he seems to have run out of magic just in time to rematch with Boston, having allowed seven runs in 4 2/3 innings to the White Sox in his last start.

Curiously, both of Burnett’s starts against Boston matched him up against his former Marlins’ teammate Josh Beckett, who is once again his mound opponent tonight. Beckett was equally awful on April 24, but pitched well in his two starts against the Yankees since, combining for this line: 12 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 13 K, 1 HR. Beckett had a rough April, but since then has gone 11-2 with a 2.28 ERA and a 4.39 K/BB over his last 16 starts.

The Yanks have their work cut out for them tonight, but thanks to last night’s win, a loss today would only mean the battle’s on, not that the battle’s over.

Ramiro Peña replaces Anthony Claggett on the Yankee roster while the Yankees run out their standard lineup. The Red Sox have designated Billy Traber and, get this, John Smoltz for assignment. They’ve been replaced by 23-year-old Japanese rookie right-hander Junichi Tazawa and former Yankee camper Chris Woodward, the latter claimed off waivers from the Mariners. Josh Reddick, who was recalled yesterday when Rocco Baldelli hit the DL, is in left tonight with Victor Martinez at first base, Kevin Youkilis at third, and Mike Lowell on the bench.

The Yankees acquired 26-year-old Louisianan righty Chad Gaudin from the Padres yesterday for a player to be named later. Given the Yankees’ lack of fifth-starter candidates, Gaudin’s a good guy to have on hand as something of a Darrell Rasner-type. He throws in the low-90s with a strong slider, which has been enough for him to overcome some of the game’s biases against short-right-handers (Gaudin is listed at 5-foot-10). That said, there may not be much there. Gaudin was rushed to the majors by the then-Devil Rays at age 20, then traded twice before he turned 23. He seemed to finally find a home with the A’s (4.00 ERA in 22 starts and 18 relief appearances), but proved just valuable enough to get shipped to the Cubs in the Rich Harden deal. In his year plus in the NL with the Cubs and Padres, he’s really struggled (5.36 ERA in 19 starts and 25 relief appearances). He gets his strikeouts, but he also walks too many guys (4.3 BB/9 career) and gives up a lot of hits, leading to an ugly 1.52 career WHIP, which, combined with the fact that he’s pitched in some pitching-friendly ballparks in Oakland and San Diego, belies what otherwise looks like a roughly league-average career ERA. I’d rather have a 26-year-old like Gaudin around than a decade-older retread like Brett Tomko, but for the remainder of this season, there may not be much difference between the two. Gaudin will arrive on Sunday and start his Yankee career in the bullpen. Here’s hoping Sergio Mitre can pitch well enough to keep him there.

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1 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 5:43 pm

Here's the lowdown on Smoltz being DFAed ....

http://tinyurl.com/l2d3wm

2 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:03 pm

[0] Welcome back Ramiro! Let's see some stellar play from you again so this time thay really can't send you back down!

[1] I'm wondering if Smoltz would have been better served pitching out of the bullpen exclusively. His stuff wasn't that horrid, but he did get gassed relatively easily. It seemed to me he just lacked a bit of arm strength because he could pump them in there on occasion...

Too bad really. He was my favorite of Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz if I had to pick one.

: )

3 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:05 pm

Meanwhile, the Jays placed Alex Rios on waivers, and another team put a claim in on him .... hmmm
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4384253

4 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:14 pm

Good Morning, Banter Land! Another hot and humid weekend here, and unfortunately I will miss most of the game!! I faith in AJ though, he's been a killer in the past against the BoSox...but just in case, let's hope he can channel some of the energy that Herbie and the boys bring here and put the team on his back!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy0qsrny58I

Looking forward to catching up on 700+ likely comments later tonight!!

5 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:21 pm

[3] Fascinating. The Jays would do well to let him go given the ridiculous contract he's under. With Lind and Snider around to man the corners, they should move one of Rios or Wells anyway, but both have what seemed to be prohibitively expensive contracts that bore little relation to their actual production. Now they have a real chance to clear some of that money and try to build something quickly around Lind, Snider, Hill, Halladay, and Romero.

6 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:29 pm
7 Raf   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:45 pm

[3] I think you're confusing Rios with Wells. Rios' contract isn't that bad. Especially when compared to Wells.

[6] Yes, it appears the sky is falling in Boston

Chris Woodward (47 OPS+), Nick Green (71 OPS+), and Angel Berroa (5 OPS+) found gainful employment, I don't know what the big deal was with Cody Ransom wearing pinstripes...

8 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:49 pm

[7] They're both bad for what they contribute on the field. And I agree on Ransom.

Speaking of the sky falling, I haven't checked out Boston Dirt Dogs in, well, a dog's age, but taking a look today felt like old times. Uberchadenfreude.

9 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 6:59 pm

It does feel good to see them struggling but they're still leading in the WC and can be a very dangerous team in the playoffs with Beckett and Lester. The heart of the lineup continues to send shivers with pedroia, martinez, and youkilis, and even though he's struggling, Ortiz is very dangerous.

The yanks should take advantage of these games (although the match-ups favor the red sox in 2 of the next 3 games), and gain some more games.

looking ahead before their next series, the schedule is better for the yanks. they should take some distance

10 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:02 pm

well melky followed up his cycle with hitting the shot that helped contribute to smoltzie being dfa'd.

i also think it might have made sense to pitch smoltz out of the pen. and yeah i really like him a lot too.

rios' contract is too much for what he does, but it is not obscene like wells'. i think rios is better than his nosedive this season suggests. though i am an alex rios fan, partially for reasons that have nothing to do with baseball.

anyhow - let's get to beckett early and often and hope that douche doesn't plunk somebody defending the honor of dusty

11 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:07 pm

[10] If the Yankees were smart, which they are not, Burnett should get the first plunk in very early to get the bench warnings out of the way, protect his lineup, and tighten the zone for Beckett.

I'm just sayin'...

: )

12 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:10 pm

yeah why wasn't that melky's ball?

13 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:12 pm

Hey, Team. Listening to Ma and Pa. Did Swisher botch that popup?

Also, it's sad to see Smoltz go out like that.

14 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:12 pm

aj please walk fewer people tonight than joba - okay, thanks.

15 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:12 pm

[13] nah - the ball was sort of in no man's land

16 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:13 pm

Here we go

17 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:13 pm

good - needed that dp

18 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:14 pm

Wow @ Yankees and the strike zone!

Uncanny, really...

19 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:15 pm

i don't think i can take this again

20 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:15 pm

k hv.cj j c juchc v

21 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:17 pm

thank the lord big fatty is so slow

22 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:17 pm

Good thing Tubby never hustles

23 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:18 pm

Plate Tectonics are faster...

24 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:19 pm

what is it with the walks!! they seem to be trying to break a record.

now, let's get some offense

25 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:22 pm

generous zone there

26 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:23 pm

[25] Disgusting, that. I'm sick of other teams getting calls at The Stadium!

27 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:26 pm

it was generous, nasty pitches though.

c'mon aj, strikes

28 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:27 pm

I almost strangled Cano just then. I mean in the top of the first. I think had they not gotten the out at first, trouble would be afoot. Though it may be anyway. Burnett seems to be having trouble with the strike zone ... I think these righty Yankee pitchers are all scared of The NEW Yankee Stadium ...

29 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:28 pm

This might be my least favorite player in baseball.

30 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:29 pm

It's funny how these two pitchers' pitches reflect each's delivery.

Parse that and get back to me.

31 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:30 pm

who c-tek or this goofy (yet fast) kid reddick?

32 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:31 pm

[31] is for [29] mattpat

[30] hard to say - but i got you - nice observation

33 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:31 pm

The thing about Burnett is it's actually somewhat likely that he could match or even do better than Beckett. When he's on, he's untouchable. It's just a question of which AJ we get.

34 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:32 pm

[29] I hate that chicken shit, mask wearin' while he's fightin', non-catchin', non-throwin', non hittin', strike beggin', million time mound visitin', schlub of a "Captain," too Mattpat!

: )

35 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:32 pm

[32] Captain Facemask

36 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:33 pm

[33] To clarify: There are three Burnetts. Dominant Burnett, Meltdown Burnett and the mysterious Gritty Burnett.

[32] Thanks

37 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:34 pm

ARod needs a day off... badly.

38 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:34 pm

Beckett's gonna throw a perfect game

39 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:39 pm

It's nice to see an ace on his game. : ( grrrrrrrrrrrr

40 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:42 pm

[34] [35] he really is an epic ass of an douchenozzle

never fear melky is up next inning :}

41 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:42 pm

beckett looks good but I like the approach by the yanks. at least they are not helping him swinging at balls

42 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:43 pm

thankfully nick green came back to earth - him being good just didn't seem right

43 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:45 pm

[36] and you can get the three of them during the course of one game...

44 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:47 pm

damnit why are you walking dusty?

45 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:47 pm

Trying to throw strikes is like when Bill Veeck hired the midget

46 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:48 pm

way out! woo!

47 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:48 pm

Out by alot

48 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:48 pm

Eat some dirt, Dustbin.

49 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:48 pm

scamper back to the dugout dusty!!

50 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:50 pm

wait a minute - mk indicated the only red sock that really steals is ellsbury - but i thought they were young and athletic, not like the yankees

51 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:51 pm

lead off walks are terrible but two-out walks with the bases empty are a common cause of heartburn

52 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:52 pm

way to go robbie - no longer have to worry about a perefecto!

53 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:52 pm

End of the bat. I thought Cano smoked that one. We'll take it.

54 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:52 pm

robbie!

55 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:54 pm

at least they gave o'nell shit for saying shmoltz

56 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:55 pm

i'm surprised he didn't call that one a strike

57 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:55 pm

This ump is confusing me. Jesus. That 1-2 pitch was right down the middle.

58 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:58 pm

what an at bat from swish!

59 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:58 pm

nice ab swisheroo

60 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 7:59 pm

Let the Melk swing.

61 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:01 pm

I just want everyone to know I called that DP before Nicky Squishy got on base.

62 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:01 pm

cripes

[60] that was the risk though. hard to put on a play with two of the worse baserunners on base though.

63 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:02 pm

[52] How sad is it that that was an actual concern. I was thinking the same thing ...

64 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:03 pm

Well, they're making him work.

65 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:04 pm

i would have been ok with jeter knocking becket on his ass there.

66 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:04 pm

damn - well made him work, but damn a leadoff double and no runs

[63] yeah the first 6 hitters looked clueless against beckett

67 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:11 pm

Another blown strike call. Bollocks.

68 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:13 pm

papi is pathetic

69 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:14 pm

seriously. Matsui just had surgery on his knees and he runs way better than Papi.

70 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:14 pm

You would think with how shitty Mami is playing, that he could at least run a bit harder.

71 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:14 pm

Again, I thank David Ortiz for never, ever hustling.

72 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:15 pm

[65] LOL! That's the last thing you will see him do, Seamus...

73 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:15 pm

[69] Matsui tries

74 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:16 pm

bottom of the 4th. our inning. the lead will be ours

75 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:17 pm

Some Score Trucking for the Yankees would be nice right about now...

76 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:18 pm

Not a fan of stirke 3 looking. Especially on fastballs.

77 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:19 pm

I hate the fact that O'Neill is giving Beckett and his attitude credit, but I love the fact that the underlying theme is so obviously "Beckett is a dick" ...

Hold on a minute, I have to watch A Rod strike out

78 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:19 pm

Reverse jinx almost worked.

79 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:21 pm

Did I say "Score Sucking" a few comments ago?

Just checkin'...

80 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:22 pm

[72] oh too true. sometimes there is a gap between what I would like to see and reality.

81 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:22 pm

Why does the Rios thing have to be a mystery?

82 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:24 pm

A lot of contact vs Burnett tonight. Makes me nervous.

83 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:25 pm

[81] because omar minaya is mysterious bwaaaaaaahhhahhhhh
(not that the mets put in a claim - but that would be funny)
yeah i don't know - but for some reason it always is - i think it is part of the cba

84 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:25 pm

[80] Yeah, that gap is merely 30 years of time. Back then, Beckett would have been knocked on his ass by Piniella...

: )

85 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:26 pm

least the ump is generous for both teams

86 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:26 pm

nails

87 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:26 pm

[84] now that would be awesome!

88 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:27 pm

[81] Because interest in MLB is waning?

I'd laugh if it was the Pirates...

89 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:27 pm

That kid has very low knees.

90 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:28 pm

[87] Now, he gets a hug from Jeter...

: /

91 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:31 pm

whew - made it through - i though that had dp written all over it

92 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:32 pm

damnit - why weren't they tagging?

93 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:33 pm

The anti-Angels can be reeeeeeaaaaalllllly frustrating.

94 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:33 pm

when is baserunnung boot camp scheduled?

95 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:34 pm

[94] Yeah, wtf?

96 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:34 pm

[94] Next March...

: /

97 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:35 pm

That's the 3rd k looking at a fastball. sigh.

98 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:35 pm

Geez... WAYYYYY outside

99 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:36 pm

I'm so tired of Beckett.

100 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:37 pm

captain facemask to the mound - what a surprise

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101 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:37 pm

this ump sucks

102 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:38 pm

3-1. Send the runners. Why not?

103 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:38 pm

there was no way melky would lay off 3-1

104 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:39 pm

Please, Derek. Pleasepleasepleaseplease.

105 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:39 pm

melky has really grown up as a hitter.

106 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:39 pm

need a hit here derek (or a walk)

107 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:40 pm

Motherfucker.

108 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:40 pm

fuck

109 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:40 pm

[105] Indeed he has.

110 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:41 pm

I have a bad feeling about this top of the sixth

111 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:41 pm

Jeter's not looking too good at the plate lately. I had zero confidence there, but that still was weak.

112 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:41 pm

[105] yeah i knew he would try to tee up the 3-1 pitch but i actually faith that he would not swing at bullshit on 3-2 and he didn't - good for melky - i'm happy for him and us

113 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:42 pm

[110] Me too, Mattpat. It's that "Every time they fail with good opportunities..." feeling.

114 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:43 pm

There you go. Walk Nick Green on four pitches.

115 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:43 pm

why, nick green, why

116 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:44 pm

beckett mouthing it at the end of that inning.

117 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:44 pm

this better be mysterious gritty burnett - not that 3rd one

118 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:44 pm

UNFU$%INGBELIEVABLE.

119 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:46 pm

Yup.

120 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:46 pm

burnett is not much of a fielder from what i've seen

121 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:47 pm

Wow!

122 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:47 pm

catcher's interference - wtf?

123 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:48 pm

time to get professinal hitter victor to ground into a dp

124 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:48 pm

Did the bat/swing hit Po's glove?

125 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:49 pm

[124] yeah

126 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:51 pm

0-2. Get nasty.

127 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:52 pm

ugh put your helmet back on

128 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:52 pm

yes sit your ugly ass down ugly

129 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:52 pm

Whoo-hooo. Exhale.

130 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:53 pm

Now make them blink first!

131 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:53 pm

man po makes those interesting

132 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:55 pm

how about a different approach this time damon?

133 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:55 pm

damon has looked bad all night.

134 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:56 pm

feels like this is a definite winnable game v beckett. aj has been outstanding!

135 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 8:58 pm

nice time to go yard alex

136 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:04 pm

Buzz a 95 mpg heater on the inside black. WTF.

137 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:04 pm

It's like Pedro vs. Mooooooooooose.
Oopsies for Little Mami.

138 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:05 pm

did ken singleton just "he gone"?

139 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:06 pm

so how long until big pedi is run out of boston?

140 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:06 pm

Big DP makes 12.5 million next year. Will the Sox just drop him and eat it?

141 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:07 pm

[139] I was just thinking that. His Good Will bank account is quickly getting overdrawn.

142 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:08 pm

[140] That would rank right up there with Detroit paying $14M for Sheff to "go away"...

: )

143 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:08 pm

despite a few bs walk - aj has been the MAN tonight - let's get the score truck out for him

144 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:08 pm

I wonder how many MLB games have gone this far with 0 runs and 4 hits total?

145 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:09 pm

Hey all!
Just tuned in (I saw the top of the seventh). AJ is dealing, huh?

146 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:10 pm

he has to go out to the 8th, but on a short leash

147 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:10 pm

Funny, Last year, Mami's salary was a great deal. How many players have crashed and burned this far and fast?

148 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:11 pm

[145] hi riyank - you back stateside yet or still in kangaroo court?

yeah aj has been dealing - almost no good swings off of him

149 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:11 pm

Hiyas RIY! Both are throwing gems. Couple of innings of trouble for both, and they got out of it...

Are you back home now?

150 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:12 pm

I'm so sorry I'm missing this game. Just listening in and out to Ma and Pa. Sounds like a fabulous game.

Someone needs to just take Beckett yard.

151 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:12 pm

Pretty quiet here tonight. I'd hate to think other Banterers have lives.

152 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:12 pm

[148] "Kangaroo court!" Heh he heh heh heh heh.

153 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:12 pm

[148] Still hoppin'! I'll be home in a couple of days.

154 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:13 pm

no red sox has touched 3rd base, right?

the yanks have had 2 with 2 outs

155 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:14 pm

[154] Is that the tie-breaker? In case they play six extra innings and nobody scores?

156 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:14 pm

Show, don't tell, Pa: "It's an unbelievably great chess match."

Don't tell us it's a chess match, describe the chess match. Make us feel the chess match.

157 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:14 pm

[155] :) Works for me.

158 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:15 pm

[153] oh good - continued safe travels

[156] what an ass - just what a colossal ass

159 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:15 pm

Get on and let's see a pr.

160 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:15 pm

[153] I hope you haven't made the tragic mistake of trying to out drink those blokes!

They are practically as bad as the Welsh!

: )

161 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:16 pm

nice at bat from Matsui!

162 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:17 pm

nicely done matsui

163 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:17 pm

Now Ma and Pa are going on about how well the Yanks and Boston know each other (specifically, the catchers knowing the batters) because they play so much, as if we play Boston more than Tampa Bay or Baltimore or Toronto.

164 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:17 pm

Does it really make a difference if you hit ball four for a single? That really seems to be a lateral move.

165 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:17 pm

[160] Oh, god, no.
Also, only wine, no beer.

Now THAT was just a great, great at-bat. Fantastic.

166 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:17 pm

[159] wow no pr

167 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:17 pm

Where's PENA????

168 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:18 pm

I thought I just heard a Yankee Score Truck engine revving...

169 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:20 pm

[165] Over the last decade or so, AUS has really burst upon the worldwide wine stage. Enjoy some for us!

: )

170 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:20 pm

time to shine robbie

171 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:20 pm

What's a pr?

172 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:21 pm

[171] pinch runner

173 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:21 pm

[171] Oh, duh. Thanks.

174 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:22 pm

[171] Public Relations

Heh heh

175 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:22 pm

Shouldn't Robbie be looking to go to left?

176 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:23 pm

Pena. Pretty please with sugar on top.

177 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:24 pm

Oh, Lord.

Where/what was that pitch?

178 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:24 pm

...

179 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:24 pm

damn i hate the outcome but good call by girardi. cano never strikesout swinging.

180 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:24 pm

According to gameday it was right over the dish.

181 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:24 pm

Damn.

Is that it for Beckett?

182 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:25 pm

[173] just don't let those aussies turn you into a drongo :}

183 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:25 pm

Shit. I would not start Matsui there with only 1 out and Becketts pitch count at 115. SHIT!

184 randym77   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:25 pm

Holy cow, Matsui's a bad baserunner. Okay, his knees are shot, but he wasn't even close to the base there.

185 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:26 pm

i understand the logic, but i wouldn't take the risk sending mats there

186 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:26 pm

I guess Joe plans on using Pena for Swish, Damon, Jeter, Teix, or A-Rod since they are all less fleet of foot than Matsui. : /

187 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:28 pm

I thought cano would win it there.

liked the call but with a different runner

188 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:28 pm

[183] [185] I think I would have, actually. Cuts down on GIDP, and getting Matsui to third on a single with one out is a big bonus.

189 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:28 pm

Whew!

190 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:28 pm

fuck off mk - that ball was quite foul

191 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:28 pm

oh my. heart attack. noone has hit AJ like that all night.

192 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:29 pm

Don't throw that again.

193 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:30 pm

Well that was a heart attack.

194 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:30 pm

[190] :)

195 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:30 pm

damn that kid is fast

196 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:30 pm

Jesus.

197 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:30 pm

AJ with a high pitch count is going to be a little scary.

198 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:31 pm

Why is Hughes up?

Shouldn't it be Mo, then Hughes?

199 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:32 pm

[198] Uh. no.
Hughes pitches the eighth. Mo pitches the ninth.

You new here?

200 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:33 pm

[195] Yes, very Ellsbarian...

: )

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201 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:33 pm

yes - nice k there

202 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:34 pm

The whiffle ball fastball. Nasty.

203 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:34 pm

Good pitching, good pitching.

I'm strangely relaxed!

204 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:34 pm

[199] :)

205 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:35 pm

Who would have thought Theo would have so many scrappy speedy spunky gritty players on his team?

206 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:35 pm

No walks please...

207 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:35 pm

The Score Truck better show up, because I'm going to have to leave. Damn, frustrating.

If I see the Score Truck driving on the wrong side of the road, what should I do?

208 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:35 pm

[203] I'm not. feel like playing with fire here with aj and a high pitch count

209 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

Uh oh.

210 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

That's the first I've seen of that 1st inning hit. meh. Good on ya', AJ!!

211 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

Bravo, AJ Burnett. Bravo.

Sorry I called you a bum that time.

212 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

nicely done aj (besides the walks) - but great stuff tonight

213 newbs   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

[206] I blame you.

214 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

Okay. Now Phil needs to come in for some midget tossing

215 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

[207] Truck-jack the drunk fuck!

: )

216 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

So, I figure Hughes pitches until a run scores. Make sense?

217 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:36 pm

[207] Flash your lights and then give 'em the finger. : O

218 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:38 pm

[209] hey man, good to see ya!

219 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:38 pm

[216] yeah. or two innings.

220 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:38 pm

[216] Yes, preferably, that run will belong to us.

221 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:38 pm

Man, Dustbin swinging from the heels at the 95+ heater is going to be nervewracking.

222 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:38 pm

AJ get a huge ovation?!

223 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:39 pm

[207] wave to the truckie

224 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:39 pm

Oh, fuck fuck fuck fuck.

225 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:39 pm

Posada couldn't throw me out.

226 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:39 pm

he is OUT!

227 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:39 pm

obviously the steal.

bear down phil!!

228 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:39 pm

Fuckiity screw fuck. OUT!

229 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:40 pm

that was a blown call. that last replay showed it clearly.

230 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:40 pm

Come on, Phil, get this fuck.

231 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:40 pm

[22] yeah thelarmis - big ovation

232 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:40 pm

One and two.

233 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:40 pm

[213] Hey, I said "please"...

Who are you going to blame for that piece of shit blown call at 2B?

234 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:40 pm

Why would you disrupt him with a 1-2 count?

235 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:41 pm

Wow. What was the clock on that pitch?

236 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:41 pm

Wow. You mean Pedroia didn't swing at a pitch where the catcher was set up eight inches outside? How could this plan have failed?

237 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:41 pm

yes!

238 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:41 pm

Pfew.

Well done, Phil Hughes. Well done.

239 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:41 pm

yeah!!! swing away dusty

240 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:42 pm

Midget tossed.

241 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:42 pm

This is one amazing game.

242 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:42 pm

didn't look like beckett was coming back out

243 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:42 pm

Atta boy Hughesy!

244 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:42 pm

Yow.

Well, any way we can get 'em. Good job, Phil.

245 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:42 pm

"Waah... At Fenway, that one is on the highway. Waah."

246 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:42 pm

See, Joe. You coulda had a guy on 2nd if you had Pena steal. But wait, you kept him on the bench and had Matsui wobble on a hit and run. That play is really going to bug me if they lose.

247 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:43 pm

Hey, thelarmis!

Okay, folks, I have to leave. I'll see if I can send that Score Lorry directly to the Bronx.

And I'm predicting a walk-off win this game.

See youse!

248 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:43 pm

[241] i'll be in B'ham/Bessemer tomorrow...

249 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:44 pm

[245] Oh, for fuck's sake.

250 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:44 pm

Great game. Want a win, but I'm going on record right now - great game.

Girardi shouldn't have had Matsui run,but on the other hand he took AJ out at the perfect time.

Melky was nice to put us at ease by waving his arms before the catch. Otherwise I would have worried it might carry out. Thanks, Melk!

251 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:44 pm

[247] Cheers, RI!

252 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:45 pm

[247] Cheers mate!

: )

253 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:45 pm

Mo is warming now?

Wtf?

254 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:45 pm

mk, you mean to tell me there is another ml club with only 1 lefty in the pen and the world hasn't exploded?

255 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:46 pm

this ump is something else - and i know both pitchers have benfitted

256 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:47 pm

I don't know. Do you have Phil pitch the 9th in case the boys don't win in the bottom half????

257 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:47 pm

[241] Bessemer has a good BBQ joint called "Bob Sykes" but B'ham's got Dreamland ribs...best ribs on EARTH! Holler at me if you want to eat lunch....oh, and if you want to see Rickwood field let me know. It's AMAZING

258 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:47 pm

Damon or Teix'll have to end this thing with one swing.

259 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:48 pm

I hate using Mo in a tie game!

260 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:49 pm

Remember when we could have had Okajima and got Igawa?

261 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:49 pm

I'd let Phil go the 9th. This game could go on a while.

262 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:50 pm

[256] I'd think you'd have to, no? Why use him for just one out?

263 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:50 pm

damnit

264 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:50 pm

[257] i won't have any time, unfortunately. playing a big gig at the Civic Center. drive down, load in, set up, soundcheck, gig, pack up, load out, drive back to Atlanta...

Hughes best start the 9th!!!

265 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:51 pm

[260] puzzling why okajima is good. he looks extremely hittable

266 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:51 pm

Try to yank one Derek!

267 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:51 pm

If Derek somehow gets on, Damon'll hit it out.

268 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:51 pm

[260] Remember when we got Teixeira and they didn't?

: )

269 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:51 pm

[257] hey ee - dreamland -mmm - i haven't had their ribs in quite some time.

[260] igawa and matsuzaka could be in aaa together!!

270 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:52 pm

Sigh.

271 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:52 pm

LAME

272 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:52 pm

[271] You can say that again.

273 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:53 pm

[268] Just figured now would be a good time to remind everyone that the Yankee decision makers leave a lot to be desired.

274 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:53 pm

[260] but I kinda like Kei Igawa....

275 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:53 pm

ughhh we need some runs!!

alright shut em down phil (i'm assuming)

276 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:54 pm

[264] oh well next time...Rickwood really is the bomb.

277 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:55 pm

Cuz I'm uneasy..............uneasy like Friday evening...........

278 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:55 pm

I'd hate to lose another bullpen game to the Sox, just cause I don't wanna hear about their superior bullpen, even if it's true.

279 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:55 pm

so you bring jh jr in for defense and take swish's bat out of the lineup but you won't pinch run for matsui - wtf?

280 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:55 pm

Damnit. Should have left Hughes in. Bringing Rivera in speeds up the clock on Robertson coming in.

281 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:55 pm

That's the stupidest fucking shit I've ever heard in my life. Unless Hughes has some ailment that limits him to one out, there's no reason to waste him like that!

Why not bring in Mo for that out and the ninth (and maybe the tenth) and *then* bring in Hughes?

Anyone, anyone?

282 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:56 pm

christ. hughes for one freaking batter?!?!?!

283 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:56 pm

I disagree with bringing in Mo here. One of Girardi's bows to orthodoxy ... For god's sake Hughes faced one batter!

284 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:57 pm

between pulling hughes after one damn batter and putting hairston in now instead of using him or pena as a pinch runner - this is bullshit!!!
where is william to add to the outrage?

285 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:57 pm

This could be a 'Girardi Loss'

286 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:58 pm

[284] UNACCEPTABLE!

287 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:59 pm

Really dumb to bring in Mo. They still have Papsmear ready. Who pitches the 10th for us?

288 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:59 pm

[286] Hear, hear.

289 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:59 pm

[287] Phil Hu--oh, never mind.

290 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 9:59 pm

That was nowhere near the glove.

291 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:00 pm

hahahahahahahahahahahahhah

292 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:00 pm

just sit the fuck down ugly!!

293 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:00 pm

oh ugly whines!

294 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:01 pm

[287] Someone who will walk two of the first three hitters.

295 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:01 pm

I'm not gonna give Youkilis shit about that - it was a Mariano rep strike. Plus Kevin was cool about that called strike three last night. He pisses and moans sometimes but then he just took the high road and walked away before the ump even called it.

296 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:02 pm

hairston played that well - quite possible swisher would have kicked it into rf - still not going to give joey joe joe credit though

297 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:02 pm

Hooray!

Someone end it.

298 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:03 pm

if we don't win now, gotta send Mo back out.

299 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:04 pm

Girardi must know something we don't. Something along the lines of Papelbon imploding asap.

300 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:04 pm

I want Girardi fired for burning Hughes on one batter, win or lose. Actually if it's a loss, I want Girardi fired and blacklisted. How 'bout that?

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301 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:05 pm

okajima probably just pitches to damon - end it here jd

302 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:06 pm

[300] Well he was so good as the 8th inning guy. So they turned him into the 2 out guy. That worked out so well he became the 1 out guy. Soon he'll be in just to throw 1 pitch and scare the piss out of everybody.

303 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:07 pm

If the yanks win it in the 9th, girardi is a genius for using his best pitcher v the heart of the order with his heart of the order coming up

304 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:09 pm

Damn.

305 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:11 pm

I would have liked to win already, but I have no problem beating Papelbitch

306 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:11 pm

Bard.

where's papelbitch?

307 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:12 pm

Come on, Teix, be a hero. You know you want to and you know Alex can't. It's on you, Teix!

Do it.

308 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:12 pm

[303] I disagree with this notion that you bet everything on your team winning in walk-off fashion. I don't care if George Herman Ruth is due up.

309 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:13 pm

one of those games, the ideal end would be a-rod taking papelbon deep.

310 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:13 pm

Comes in 100 mph, goes out 200 mph. Come on Tex

311 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:13 pm

Damn.

That was brutal.

312 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:14 pm

Sit on a curve.

313 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:14 pm

[308] I agree with you, what I'm saying is that managers are comfortable with the thought process because in theory they won't lose at home with their best pitcher sitting in the bullpen

314 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:14 pm

[312] Don't tell A-Rod that. Please.

315 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:15 pm

Nice 2-0 swing, Alex.

A little long, but good swing.

316 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:16 pm

Well done, Alex--how are your legs feeling?

317 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:16 pm

Anyone know the last game we went into extras at 0-0?

318 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:16 pm

[314] SIngle. : O

319 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:16 pm

i meant a-rod will hit it to deep short.

320 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:19 pm

This conversation is getting lewd.

321 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:20 pm

Nice.

Come on, Hideki. Nice and easy. Just make contact.

322 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:20 pm

oh wow - tension mounting even more

323 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:20 pm

Oooooh.

Damn, that was close.

324 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:20 pm

WOW. Tough take.

325 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:20 pm

ok. rather matsui walk than swing at abad pitch.

326 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:21 pm

Let's Go PO!!!!!

327 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:21 pm

Good cut, Jorgie.

328 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

Ha!

329 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

WHOO!

330 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

wow a balk

331 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

He doesn't know what he did.

Do it again

332 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

move em up!

333 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

wow

334 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

Just throw one to the backstop, rook.

335 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:22 pm

Fuck, that was close too!

336 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:23 pm

throw one right past captain facemask

337 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:23 pm

That was his pitch

338 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:23 pm

nice 'n easy, jorgie. c'mon buddy!!!

339 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:23 pm

ugh

340 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:23 pm

argggghhh - bullshit

341 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:24 pm

motherfucker

342 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:24 pm

Motherfucker.

Damn damn damn damn damn.

I'll never in a million years understand how Jorgie can look so good and so bad in the space of a single ab.

It's baffling.

343 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:24 pm

Well, at least he swung. I was sure he was going to go down looking

344 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:24 pm

oh, boo. : (

345 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:25 pm

[343] Yeah, I kind of thought so too.

346 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:25 pm

petey says aceves in

347 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:25 pm

Wow that last swing by Po was ugly!

348 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:26 pm

meh, bah. Bollocks. Shite. Crap.. Rats. Damn.

349 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:26 pm

[317] 1976, reports mk.

350 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:26 pm

that's it for Mo? Ace in?! jesus. we better win this fucking game!!!

351 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:27 pm

[345] Strike two was Posada's Pointless Take of the At Bat (TM)

352 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:27 pm

I'm getting a bad feeling about this. The pitching favors the Sox. Yankees have used their two best relievers, the Sox still have their number one guy. Just not good.

353 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:27 pm

Does Joe have his head up his ass or is he just smoking crack?

Or is he on the take?

Why?

354 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:28 pm

Who is doing all that screaming on the grounders?

355 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:28 pm

I can't believe we only get 4 batters and burn both Phil and Mo. Girardi with a MAJOR fuckup.

356 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:29 pm

[355] Five batters. Don't short change Joe

357 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:29 pm

[351] When you're looking fastball you don't swing or adjust to the curve. At least Posada doesn't..

358 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:29 pm

damn robbie is smooth

359 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:29 pm

Ortiz: The ball was on the ground and the kid RAN? I need to have a talk with him.

360 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:30 pm

[358] Yes he is.

361 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:30 pm

Somehow Chris Woodward is going to beat us

362 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:30 pm

Girardi gambled and loss. Methinks he's doing the whole lose the battle win the war stuff. And simply hoping one of his guys will end it with one swing.

363 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:31 pm

[355] have to disagree there. this is not game 7. there's a game tomorrow and you're leading the division by 3.5. marathon thinking

364 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:31 pm

dammit!!!

365 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:32 pm

Tito is not afraid to send his fast guys.

366 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:32 pm

[362] Gambled on what?

You mean that he could get away with using Hughes for one out so he'd be nice and fresh for tomorrow?

367 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:33 pm

[363] I'd be floored if he hasn't already made the decision to send out the Sunday lineup in one of the next two games. Its imperative we win this one.

368 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:33 pm

[366] That the Yanks would win in the bottom of the 9th.

369 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:33 pm

alright do not let this get past dusty

370 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:34 pm

shit!!!! get outta this...NOW!!!

371 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:35 pm

There's only so many times we can do this.

372 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:35 pm

keep swinging from the heels to lf dusty -

373 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:35 pm

YEAH!!!!

Aces High!!!

374 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:36 pm

[371] yeah but the red sox too for that matter

375 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:36 pm

Goodamn. PHEWWWWWWW
[366] I thought about it way back when [265]
That's why I think it was a gamble. : )

376 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:36 pm

Is anyone else getting real superstitious? I am starting to adjust my behavior to the game.

Also: That fly ball from Pedroia scared the crap out of me. I'm getting jumpy.

377 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:36 pm

[368] Yeah, but what's the upside? Keeping Hughes fresh for tomorrow AND winning tonight. That's the gamble, right?

I guess at least that makes sense, but Hughes can be used in back-to-back games, no? He wasn't used yesterday.

378 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:37 pm

o'neil loves pedroia

379 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:37 pm

Whassup, people; just popping in to wish the team some good luck in the bottom of the tenth. Can't stay as my roommate is chasing me off now. Good luck, folks... >;)

380 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:38 pm

Ok, I've had enough of this. Robbie, hit it out. No one's on base, no pressure...

381 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:38 pm

francona refusing to use paps in the tie game

382 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:38 pm

Hey, Will!

383 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:38 pm

[379] My roommate used to...entertain with me home.

384 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:38 pm

we REALLY need to win it here.

anybody know what's up w/ Papelbitch?

385 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:38 pm

[363] What? Phil couldn't go 1.67 IP without sacrificing the future?

386 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:39 pm

Wonder if Paps hurt himself? RSN will be going crazy if they lose and he doesn't pitch.

387 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:39 pm

[384] Francona saving him for if/when the Sox get a lead (Torre school).

388 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:39 pm

[385] Heh heh heh. Hear, hear.

389 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:40 pm

Did Cano break his bat there?

390 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:40 pm

Have the Yankees hit a ball hard, fair or foul?

391 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:40 pm

Hey, that's O'Neill's song!

392 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:41 pm

let's go hinske - might as well continue to be this summer's folk hero hr hitter

393 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:41 pm

Hinkse with Teenage Wasteland. Wasn't that Tino's jam? Why do I know this? : D

394 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:42 pm

that was ball 3 eric

395 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:42 pm

If Hinske gets on, do we send Pena in to steal?

396 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:42 pm

[393] I don't recall it from Tino, but Paulie used it and I think Giambi did too.

397 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:43 pm

Red Sox strategy involves putting the absolute slowest guys on base.

398 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:43 pm

[395] And so he does. And...

Looks like no.

Come on, Melkster.

Be a hero, Melkius.

399 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

Let's Go LECHE!!!

400 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

no bunt? can melky bunt?

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401 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

[393] Baba O'Reilly. It's called Baba O'Reilly.

402 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

[396] Sounds like O'Neill. : )

403 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

OH, YESSSSSS!!!!

FUCK YES!

404 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

[397] it's a brilliant strategy - billy beane should write a book about it

405 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

no need for a pinch runner. :)

406 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:44 pm

That's how Hinske runs?

407 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:45 pm

[401] Yes it is. Pet peeve, eh? :)

408 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:45 pm

PENA!!!! Ooooh. Got my first posting too quickly notice. D'oh.

409 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:45 pm

passed ball to win it

410 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:45 pm

Damn it.

Come on, fucking Derek.

PLEASE!

411 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:45 pm

Jeter is due

412 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:46 pm

really need jeter to come through here

413 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:46 pm

Damn it.

Here comes that fat bastard.

414 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:46 pm

I'd be happy seeing Ramon Martinez emerge from the bullpen.

415 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:46 pm

win the game, Captain.

416 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:47 pm

Nice. Let's go, Cap. Drag one down the 3rd base line just to really stick it to 'em. : )

417 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:48 pm

It's gratifying to see Papelbon come in the game, actually.

418 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:48 pm

Jeter could line one off Pap's shin to win it perhaps ....

419 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:50 pm

Fuck.

Good cut, Derek.

420 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:51 pm

You talk too much, mk.

421 randym77   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:51 pm

Interesting use of Papelbon.

422 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:52 pm

Another good swing.

423 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:52 pm

[420] yeah god damnit just stfu every so often

424 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:53 pm

shit

425 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:53 pm

I'm going to cry.

426 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:53 pm

Never had any doubt.

427 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:53 pm

Blasts.

428 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:54 pm

hmph.

429 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:54 pm

[423] "It's not a save situation, but he's trying to save the game from not going into the eleventh inning."

430 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:55 pm

those googly-eye geico money stacks are getting pretty tiresome

431 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:56 pm

Cushing. Now Aceves vs Martinez, Youkilis, Ortiz? Yikes.

432 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:56 pm

Great hack there, buster.

433 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:56 pm

great pitch from Aceves there.

434 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:57 pm

[429] Michael Kay hates dead air.

435 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:57 pm

[430] Those googly eyed zeroes on the scorboard are something else, though.

436 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:57 pm

Sit down, troll.

437 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:58 pm

No bullshit here, Ace. Get that 3rd out now.

438 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:58 pm

So who pitches next inning... Swisher?

439 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:58 pm

[434] If only he'd recognize that listening to natural sound is NOT "dead air."

440 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:58 pm

You rock, Teix.

441 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:58 pm

Vulture!

442 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:59 pm

I'm sorry, I have to get this off my chest: friggin' Papelbon.

Let's get a run here, boys!

443 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:59 pm

[429] he must have mentioned the palpable tension 34 times

444 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:59 pm

This is one of those games that someone is going to make a [X] Classic, without realizing how much is loses without the tension of not knowing how it ends.

Also, thank God Ortiz refuses to run.

445 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 10:59 pm

Hughes threw FIVE pitches this game.

446 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:00 pm

ACES HIGH!!!

10 ME-1O9's outta the sky!!! : )

[Iron Maiden reference...]

447 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:00 pm

[438] girardi burned swisher as an option too by taking him out for jh jr whom he promptly pinch hit for

448 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:00 pm

Wow, phenomenal inning. Shut me up good. Thank you Ace.

449 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:00 pm

[445] yeah, i'm still pissed about that...

450 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:00 pm

heart of the order.

must. WIN!!!

451 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:01 pm

All right, Damon. Yank it out.

452 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:01 pm

wait paps got 1 out - shouldn't he be out of this game?

453 tocho   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:02 pm

[449] at this point I don't think it really matters, does it? mariano would have pitched the 10th

454 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:03 pm

Wish I re-upped Extra Innings right now...

455 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:04 pm

[453] Doing what he did moves things closer to the walkers at the end of the bullpen.

456 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:05 pm

[445] Seriously? Dammit. I didn't realize he had even come in, was tending to the kids. And I've been listening to the game on low volume, because Dave Roberts shockingly sounds almost like Michael Kay. It was giving me the heebeejeebees.

OK Alex, time to end that homerless streak. Nice and easy.

457 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:05 pm

oh why couldn't that be the one?

458 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:05 pm

Oh, fuck me.

Fuck.

Off the bat, I really thought...

Fuck.

459 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:05 pm

Michael Kay should be fined every time he screams at a medium depth fly ball that the outfielder clearly has a beat on.

460 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:06 pm

[454] i bet - damn sorry man

461 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:06 pm

[459] I wonder if Sterling taught that to Kay, or vice versa.

462 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:06 pm

This must be the lowest scoring/hits games between these two team in many, many years.

463 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:06 pm

[458] totally fooled me. i got that rising feeling in my gut. then that dropping sinking feeling.

464 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:07 pm

[459]

Only if we behead Sterling for the same thing first ...

465 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:07 pm

[461] sterling => kay

kay has gotten progressively worse this year with that bs

466 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:07 pm

[462] at 0-0 it'd have to be.. hehe

467 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:07 pm

[463] Yup.

468 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:07 pm

Papelbon will have to miss severely on location for something good to happen. He is all over the inside corner.

469 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:09 pm

Fuck.

That was his pitch.

Fuck you, Bubba.

470 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:09 pm

ARod REALLY needs a day off.

471 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:09 pm

damn - paps can't go in the 12th can he?

472 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:09 pm

I think a-rod needs multiple days off. i know others have said it. but now i'm saying it. :)

473 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:09 pm

We're inching dangerously close to boring.

474 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:10 pm

I hope Aceves doesn't take the bottom half too lightly here.

475 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:10 pm

Longest 1-0 Sox/Yankee game (at least per B-R.com)
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BOS/BOS196909240.shtml

476 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:11 pm

yeah arod definitely needs some time off as does jeter who looks a bit worn down now too - maybe with pena back up they can get a breather

but paplebon is throwing some good stuff tonight

477 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:11 pm

[473] no way. This is an awesome game. But it would really suck to lose this one.

478 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:11 pm

[473] Tension on every pitch. Yawn indeed. : )

479 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:11 pm

This game is absolutely maddening...I am kind of surprised we're at 473 comments....was it 2006 during that double header against the sox that we got close to 1,000?

480 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:12 pm

oh del carmen - things may be looking up

481 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:12 pm

nice brutal change aceves!

482 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:12 pm

Another weak hack.

Nice job, Ace.

483 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:12 pm

[478] At no point did I think any of the Yankees last four hitters were going to get a hit. Its been longer since the Red Sox threatened anything.

484 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:12 pm

Was Drew's AB as nice in real life as it was on GameCast?

485 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:12 pm

[479] I mean 473+ comments seems a little low in a 12 inning game on a friday night....

486 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:13 pm

c-tek with the drag bunt attempt?!? bwahhhhhhhhhhaaa

487 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:13 pm

[485] it does. that much i don't get.

488 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:14 pm

I figure the Sox will pull Pabs now and we'll win in the bottom of the inning...If they dare pitch him again he can't be available tomorrow.

489 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:14 pm

[486] i know. too much!

490 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:14 pm

oh be you ti f ful

491 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:14 pm

eat that facemask!

492 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:14 pm

[484] It was.

493 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:14 pm

[479] Yeah, that was the Boston Massacre Part 2, right? I think you're right.

I too was surprised by the few number of comments, especially given how tight the game has been.

God bless Aceves, he's a marvel.

494 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:14 pm

[483] So it's your fault. : O
Any one of these ugly doucebags could get one good swing on a bad pitch. I'm dying.

495 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:15 pm

[487] I do think we hit over 1,000 on that double header day in 2006 at the beginning of the massacre.

496 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:15 pm

[484] yes - the one to tek was even better though

497 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:15 pm

If we get to the middle of the 14th, please tell me they won't subject us to another playing of "God Bless America"

498 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:16 pm

All right, change low and away, here it comes...

499 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:16 pm

the comments were really slow to start this game - seems like a good number of people are out tonight too

500 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:16 pm

AWESOME!!

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501 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:16 pm

[497] oh my, could you imagine? I'm so with you Diane!

502 PJ   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:16 pm

Vulture!²

503 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:17 pm

Nope.

Fastball low and in.

Good enough, though.

Player of the game, Aceves. At least, based on exceeding expectations.

504 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:17 pm

[499] thelarmis was here only briefly. I was working so I kind of saw him but then he was gone. RIYank is on the road. monkeypants? didn't he say he would be out of town?

505 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:17 pm

[503] looks like Aceves is back to peak form. He had a mini slump there with a tired arm.

506 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:18 pm

Lefty, switchy, lefty now. Do the Sox have a LOOGY that can pitch a whole inning?

507 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:18 pm

[497] Ha ah ha hah a ah ah ah ha ha ha!

508 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:18 pm

SWEET SWEET job by Aceves.. Three scoreless innings. Magnificent.

509 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:18 pm

[505] And not a moment too soon.

510 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:18 pm

[494] Its been a long time since we've even had a good AB from someone on either team.

Its exciting in the sense that it could end at any time, but on a batter by batter basis, I'm watching bad swings, bad takes and just generally bad approaches.

511 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:19 pm

Come on, Zilla, hit it out. Please, someone!

512 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:19 pm

[506] they already burned okajima - their only lefty

[504] yeah no mp - no william - a few others missing too - riyank and thelarmis just popped in briefly

513 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:20 pm

Oh Christ. We need to win here

514 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:21 pm

BTW, I just thought I'd point out that this game is going to take a bigger toll on the Sox than the Yanks....they've already played one long extra inning game this week where they burned through their entire pen; and we'll have pretty much everyone available tomorrow (and likely sunday since CC pitches tomorrow) except for Aceves....Traber did them a favor last night though.

I also like the fact that Boston has to fly out late sunday night (while we stay at home) and has to play Detroit 4 times followed immediately at Texas, while we'll be playing Toronto (and we miss Halladay) and then play at Oakland and Seattle (and it already looks like we'll miss King Felix).

Sorry to get ahead of myself, just planning a pennant run.

515 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:21 pm

[513] Bruney = Delcarmen. Has Coke pitched yet?

516 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:21 pm

[510] Good pitching............and all that jazz.

517 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:21 pm

alright po - i know you want to get pied

518 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:22 pm

[514] plan away my friend. :)

519 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:22 pm

[473] Yep

520 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:22 pm

[515] no cokey yet

521 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:22 pm

Little Bobby was seriously impaled by the spear hurled by the heathens surrounding the legends seats moat!

522 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:22 pm

[517] Po will refuse to win it just so he doesn't get pied.

523 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:22 pm

[514] Don't forget the Yanks add Gaudin by Sunday, too, so that's an automatic refresher. It might be tough, but they could send Melancon down after tonight and bring Albaladejo up for tomorrow, then send him down for Gaudin on Sunday.

524 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:23 pm

[519] Although - should Bruney enter the game, the boredom factor would decrease significantly and not in a good way.

525 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:23 pm

Three times tonight Posada almost fell on his face swinging.

526 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:24 pm

[525] And yet, he's got one of the 5 hits.

527 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:24 pm

[523] is gaudin walking to ny from san diego?

528 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:24 pm

[516] Unless Alfredo Aceves and Ramon Ramirez are secretly and suddenly Walter Johnson and Bob Gibson, the hitters have just started taking shittier and shittier approaches as the game gets later and later

529 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:24 pm

Love to see Po earn the walk here.

530 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:25 pm

Posada, HInkse. Masui. My slow man on base theory continues.........

531 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:25 pm

I bet if this comes down to a play at the plate, Posada slides. Even if he's in the dugout.

532 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:25 pm

damn it.

533 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:25 pm

Good thing Hairston's not available to pinch run here.

534 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:25 pm

OH, FUCK.

Fuck you, troll.

535 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:25 pm

crap robbie

536 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:25 pm

[526] I don't see the connection, but bully for him.

537 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:26 pm

[527] You'd think they could get him here just a little quicker . . . but who knows, maybe he's got family stuff to deal with?

Stupid Youkilis. Okay Hinske, time for some revenge against these guys - they let you go, you know.

538 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:26 pm

why no pr? Pena here, Molina to catch...

539 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:27 pm

We want the score truck! (clap clap clapclapclap)

We want the score truck! (clap clap clapclapclap )

540 BuckFoston   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:27 pm

Walk, the Melky wins it.

541 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:27 pm

Yeah, I'd be real careful with Hinske here, too.

542 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:27 pm

The Score Truck was traded-in as part of the "cash for clunkers" incentive program ...

543 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:27 pm

[537] when did he last pitch? Maybe he is in tampa working with some folks? I think mainly though that we don't want to add him to the roster until we have to.

544 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:28 pm

[539] We'll even settle for the score lorry.

545 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:28 pm

[538] Molina is going to catch CC tomorrow - and what happens if Molina came in and got hurt? IIRC, Swisher is the emergency catcher, and he's long gone from this one.

546 BuckFoston   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:28 pm

[540] should be then.

547 Yankster   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:28 pm

WHAT!!! I miss the whole game but don't miss a single run. What in hell is going on. This is crazy. a 3 hitter in 12 innings? ridiculous.

548 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

[540] You got it (let's hope)!

549 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

i think mk has gotten on the cb so much the score truck got lost

550 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

[544] I'd take the score pogo stick, to be honest - all we need is ONE RUN.

C'mon, Melky, c'mon . . .

551 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

UGH. Due like a 11 month old pregnant lady. Or something like that.

552 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

melky has a strut these days

553 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

Looks like Cano should have taken a pitch or two. Delcarmen isn't looking exactly pinpoint accurate here.

554 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

Need a double here, Melky. Jorge's not getting there on a single.

555 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:29 pm

[545] If Molina gets hit by lightning in the 18th inning, I think we can find someone to send out there. At that point I don't think it really matters.

556 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:30 pm

[545] swish is lh - hinske is probably the emergency catcher on this roster

557 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:30 pm

I'll take a walk from Melky here.

558 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:31 pm

Who's warming up for the Sox? Delcarmen needs a map to find the strike zone.

559 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:31 pm

"A constant, constant series of game on the line moments."

560 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:31 pm

[555] Pena? I think he's the only guy left on the bench.

Of course, Posada is probably faster than Molina . . .

561 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:32 pm

aj wants to go to sleep

562 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:32 pm

oh fuck this - c'mon team we got to score

563 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:32 pm

Oh God.

564 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:32 pm

Shitty AB number what? 15? 20? And that's just in extra innings.

This game sucks.

565 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:32 pm

I'm thinking that Melky's heroics are weighing him down a bit these days in late inning situations. It's gotta be on his mind.

566 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:32 pm

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh MELKY!!!!!!!!!! dammit.

567 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:32 pm

Fuck.

OK Bruney, earn your keep here, or it might be your ass sent off when Gaudin arrives. I'd rather see Melancon here.

568 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:33 pm

[564] Yeah I take back saying this is a great game. It's been horrendous pretty much since I said that.

569 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:33 pm

Bruney here? Melancon? Coke?

570 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:33 pm

the big man has got to give some innings tomorrow

571 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:34 pm

oh geez, It's Bruney......

572 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:34 pm

I hope Bruney was told that if he fails here he's released.

573 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:34 pm

Game like this, I'd go ahead and empty out the bench. If Molina gets hurt, stick Pettitte behind the plate or something -- there are only so many exigencies you can take into account when you're trying to win a game. I mean, what if Posada got hurt, then Molina came in and he got hurt? Sometimes, you just have to take the very-small risk you'll end up filling the catcher's spot with a warm body.

Looks like leaving Posada in was the right call, though, so nevermind.

574 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:35 pm

just do NOT walk anyone bruney

575 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:35 pm

(shivering) Throw effin' srikes Bruney. Good ones. Tough for a dude whose initials are bb.

576 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:35 pm

Anyone else feel like the clock should say 2:35 AM, not 11:35 PM? Feels like this game has been going on forever.

577 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:36 pm

Po should have caught that bare handed

578 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:36 pm

Way to take care of business with Woodward.

579 Yankster   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:36 pm

i know I'm late, but just fair's [302] is priceless

580 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:37 pm

You swing like a stupid neanderthal fuck, Pedroia.

581 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:37 pm

[576] yep. i have that heavy eyes feeling.

582 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:37 pm

[576] Yes.

583 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:38 pm

I don't even know who's up.

584 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:38 pm

Oh, its the Smurf.

585 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:38 pm

pitch #397 of the game coming here

586 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:38 pm

do not show a closeup of that ugly asshole

587 NoamSane   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:39 pm

[475] The game Diane referenced, from 1969 -- 1 out, bottom of 14th, 1-0 Red Sox win. . .
Time of Game: 3:23.
most 9 inning games are longer than that these days.

588 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:39 pm

I've said this about everyone from Lowell to Posada, but Victor Martinez behind Pedroia looks like a boy and his father.

589 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:39 pm

Sit down, shorty.

590 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:39 pm

nice inning from Bruney!!

591 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

oh yes - dusty you keep swinging like that

592 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

Damn, Bruney. Good for you.

593 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

Mad ups, Bruney!!
I do not want to see their #2,3,4 in the 14th. LET'S GO ALREADY. Whoo-hoo.
See ya' tomorrow, Dusty.

594 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

[586] FOX always shows close ups of John Lackey. While I'm eating. That's a far bigger crime.

595 knuckles   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

nice pitch.
nice swing, runt.

596 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

What's in the bullpen water tonight? Get some more for the rest of the weekend.

597 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

i'm begging someone to end this thing this inning

598 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:40 pm

HELL MUTHAFUKIN' YEAH!!!!

(i'm in lurk mode...)

599 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:41 pm

could Bruney have righted the ship? Incredibly small sample size, but my eyes don't lie...he looked positively filthy there.

600 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:41 pm

Temporarily feeling more awake. Grateful to Bruney. Time to end this game.

Please?

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601 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:41 pm

Top of the order versus Manny the Younger.

602 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:42 pm

It's gotta be Damon or Teix. One of 'em's going to hit it out. Otherwise, I don't quite know how we'll get a run.

603 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:42 pm

oh derek again - c'mon captain

604 randym77   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:42 pm

Top of the order coming up. Time to make your move, boys.

605 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:42 pm

Or Saito, I guess. I love watching games on GameCast.

606 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:42 pm

[579] Much obliged - because I would have missed that otherwise.

Just fair, well done.

607 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:43 pm

Where's that damn jet stream when we need it?

608 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:43 pm

[599] I wouldn't bet the farm on Bruney going back to being that guy he was for like ten weeks of a six year career

609 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:43 pm

[598] :)

[599] [600] Hear, hear. All hail Bruney.

610 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:43 pm

[601] Manny the Pregnant just struck out looking against Jair Jurrjens. Casey Blake - Professional Hitter - just cranked a 3-run job though...

611 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:44 pm

don't even try a jump throw youk

612 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:44 pm

Kim Jones is attractive.

613 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:44 pm

we gotta beat Saito.

C'mon CAP!!!

614 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:44 pm

[612] oh my, is she ever!!! i wish i could see her (and the game...)

615 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:44 pm

[606, Yankster] Much thanks. I'm always looking out. : D

616 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:44 pm

Work that walk, Jetes!

617 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:44 pm

This game has now ruined my evening. It's almost midnight for pete's sake.

618 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:45 pm

christ this has not been jeter's best night

619 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:45 pm

Oh, God. This is starting to become torturous.

[612] Yes she is.

620 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:45 pm

Kim Jones vs. Erin Andrews in an MMA cage match ....

621 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:45 pm

christ almighty. Johnny - end this. here and now!!!

622 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:45 pm

"A game like this will effect a lot of averages."

623 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:46 pm

Or Damon's, or Tex's...

624 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:46 pm

[620] ooh, that's a tough one!!! i think i have to go with Erin...

625 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:46 pm

This game will never end.

626 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:47 pm

No he didn't Michael. It was 150 feet from the wall.

627 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:47 pm

[622] he just won't shut up with his incessant nonsense -

628 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:47 pm

How about even hitting a ball out of the infield? When was the last time that happened?

629 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:47 pm

[624]

and the obligatory showercam afterwards ....

630 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:47 pm

ok. i think this game has entered boring territory. i started putting together my new turntable.

631 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:47 pm

We want Penny!

632 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:48 pm

[630] Told ya

633 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:48 pm

perhaps we can reacquire Aaron Boone very quickly ...

634 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:48 pm

oh my god, enough is enough. I am in Central Time and I am ready to go to bed. PLEASE Teixeira....

635 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:49 pm

A run for either team can be considered a walk-off at this point. I can't see the Yankees even bothering if the Sox take the lead. "Fine. You win, see ya tomorrow."

636 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:49 pm

I can't take this anymore.

I'm exhausted.

Are we going to be here until dawn?

Just hit it out, Teix.

Mercifully.

637 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:49 pm

um...did anyone see that Erin Andrews video?

638 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:49 pm

I would never watch this game again Kenny.

639 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:50 pm

[620] In bikinis? (need something to keep me awake...)

640 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:50 pm

[637] No. That veers way too far into peeping tom territory for me to be comfortable.

641 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:50 pm

o'neill is just as weary as us

642 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:50 pm

I'll take Kim Jones over Erin....

643 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:50 pm

Who's Erin Andrews?

Come on, Alex.

Please.

We're all begging you.

644 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:50 pm

It always comes down to ARod.

645 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

Alex may tie his overall homerless streak tonight

646 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

always comes down to Alex.

please win it here!!!

please...

647 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

[635] No kidding.

648 knuckles   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

I am watching the game on my Slingbox (laptop) with ESPN on TV. Every time Sportscenter shows that chipmunk Beckett or that ugly F Youkilis, I get angry.

End this thing, huh? C'mon!

649 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

how about just a double here

650 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

Is this A-Rod's 1st AB vs. Saito?

651 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

I think the umpire is tired of all this.

652 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

[641] I know, it's very funny.

653 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

this ump's strike zone has changed quite a bit from the start of the game

654 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:51 pm

Tex can run, A-Rod. Long double in the gap, towering home run - I don't give a rat's ass, whatever you have to do to get that run across home plate, DO IT.

655 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:52 pm

i'm holding a 2009 Upper Deck A-Rod card. rubbing it. please work!!!

656 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:52 pm

i hope i get comment # 666 !!!! : )

657 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:52 pm

[651] No, I don't think he is, he's not giving them the corners, it seems.

658 knuckles   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:52 pm

[655] TMI, dude. C'mon.

659 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:53 pm

[656] I'm almost positive that's Igawa's ERA.

Take that however you want

660 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:53 pm

[656] Hah ah ahh a ha ha ha ah ah !

Oh, man, Alex, How do you miss that?

661 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:53 pm

C'mon Alex, don't miss again. Or let him walk you, and Matsui can end this.

662 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:53 pm

The stakes are a lot lower now than they were when the game started. If the Yanks win, it'll be more a relief than a celebration. Conversely if the Sox win I think I'll be able to shrug it off pretty well. Hope it doesn't happen, of course, but I'm not going to be as mad as I would have been.

663 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:53 pm

swingin' 3-0...

664 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

Fuck a duck.

665 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

I AM SATAN!!!!

666 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

oh for chrissakes

667 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

Speechless. I have no words.

668 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

i'm satan's neighbor...

669 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

God. Way off balance there.

What's a team have to do to score a run?

670 randym77   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

Crap.

Well, Boston should be running out of pitchers soon...

671 Yankster   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

So wait, the sox, not even waiting a day, released traber, the guy nwho took the bullet and ate a bunch of innings? Shouldn't he have just turned the gun toward his own dugout and put a ball in francona's head? I mean seriously, the maggot pitched his heart out and then gets released. that sucks. that's just low. Smoltz, whatever. Traber - bad.

672 The Hawk   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

I may turn this game off and get on with my life. This sucks.

673 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:54 pm

lotsapopups lately. : (

674 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:55 pm

saDSADASDASDFASDFASDFASFSDFSDFSDDSSSDDD

675 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:55 pm

dammit.....Bruney for 2 or mix and match melancon and coke and then robertson for the 15?

676 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:55 pm

[666] i'm not pleased with you right now. we'll discuss this South of Heaven!!! ; )

677 ed   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:55 pm

Ugh.

[664] Where is that expression from?

678 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:55 pm

[666] IRONY

679 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:55 pm

[665] thelarmis, there's something ironically appropriate about you missing #666 by one - and instead its one that references Christ, albeit in slang.

Bruney for a second inning?

680 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:55 pm

[672] Come on, this is your life and you know it.

681 knuckles   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:56 pm

[665] Even Satan whiffs once in a while...

682 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:56 pm

YES playing scary music to try to make this seem interesting

683 Statler   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:56 pm

I'm so tired.

684 ms october   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:56 pm

this has long since desisted being a nailbiter mk -

685 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:57 pm

ARod is so off it's getting painful to watch his ABs. Is Jeters new mansion big enough for a sleepover for Alex?

686 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:57 pm

[679] I think it's so dear that he missed by one. Tried so hard to be satanic and couldn't quite pull it off, ended up just looking cute instead.

687 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:57 pm

Oh, I'll remember this game for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.

Just like I'll always remember that awful game in the 05 World Series that everyone was trying to insist was a classic.

688 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:58 pm

I really don't want to see Bruney pitch

689 thelarmis   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:59 pm

[679] i thought the same thing!!!

[681] no, i doesn't!!! i will exact revenge!!! muwahahahaha!!!

690 bsopchak   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:59 pm

This is the first time tonight I'm glad I can't see the game. Throw strikes, Bruney!

691 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:59 pm

Pfew.

692 Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:59 pm

The wheels.......are slowly.........going to come off............HOLY SHIT.

693 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:59 pm

I really don't like watching Brian Bruney pitch

694 seamus   ~  Aug 7, 2009 11:59 pm

nice satanic effort thelarmis.

695 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:00 am

[682] i want royalties!!! ; )

696 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:00 am

gameday is no longer working. lol

697 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:00 am

I've been watching this for five hours.

698 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:00 am

[689] sorry thelarmis - this way was sort of funnier though as shaun noted

and mk just said it was witching hour

699 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:00 am

Was that as close as it looked on my monitor?

700 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:01 am

Puke.

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701 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:01 am

Well played, Melky.

702 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:01 am

that was a FAT pitch. Could have been worse.

703 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:02 am

Does Michael Kay think that "throwing hard" is the only aspect of a successful pitcher?

704 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:02 am

Mami REALLY wants to go yard here...

705 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:02 am

[694] thanks, man - i try!!!

if i can fix our Score Truck, you'll have to call me the:

Satanic Mechanic

: )

706 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:02 am

[698] Yes he did. How long do you think he spent just itching to say it?

707 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:03 am

DP, please!!!

708 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:03 am

Bruney wants to be Zero the Hero

709 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:03 am

[703] Falling behind would be more apt.

710 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:03 am

throw strikes, assshole!!!

711 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:03 am

no matter what the outcome, we're going to need CC to go deep into the game tomorrow.

712 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:04 am

Double play? Please?

713 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:05 am

Has this been said already? The Ped Sox' road alternate Friday night caps are lame.

714 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:05 am

[706] at least an hour. probably ever since he finished his hamburger.

[711] yeah definitely - hopfully laptop gets knocked out early

715 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:06 am

If he blows this, it must be the end of Brian Bruney in pinstripes.

Particularly if Jason Varitek is involved

716 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:06 am

[713] they certainly are

717 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:07 am

[713] Its better than the red getup they wear that made Schilling, Ortiz, and Wells look like they were giant tomatoes.

718 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:07 am

I'm not sure I agree with the intentional walk here. You don't want Bruney falling back into bad habits.

719 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:07 am

yes because the probability of the 2nd catcher being mauled by a bear has to be at least 0.0000000000000000001%

720 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:07 am

[711] I think we're in pretty good shape. My only concern is can CC dominate the Sox ala AJ? Not necessarily tomorrow, but ever?
ps. If Varitek gets a hit, Satan IS in the house.

721 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:07 am

he wears his facemask for everything else. why not when he bats?

722 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:08 am

[719]

I needed that .... LOL

723 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:08 am

bruney is tired. i'm nervous

724 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:08 am

It must be brutal to be the catcher in a game of this length

725 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

[719] I prefer hit by lightning/ a meteor

726 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

strikes, you cocksucker!!!

727 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

Thanks Captain Facemask. Douche.

728 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

i love robbie. bruney is awesome! i never doubt any of our guys...

729 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

Well done, Robbie.

730 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

I think Brad Penny is available for an inning as well, should it come to that.

731 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

YEAH!!!!!

win. now. win. now. win. now!!!

732 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

ok- it's ending, this half inning.

733 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:09 am

PLEASE CAN WE WIN NOW???.....sorry for the all caps..

734 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:10 am

Sterling: "I can't remember the score, haha. Boston nothing, Yankees....nothing. 14th."

735 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:10 am

[731] Start thinking up some crazy airplane declarations.

736 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

[719 Heh heh e he heh h e heh heh!

I know, I just don't get it.

737 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

What's the record for posts in one game?

738 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

welcome this guy to the ml matsui

739 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

Junichi, junichi - junior mr batting practice!

740 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

Tazawa. let's destroy him.

741 tocho   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

bruney with 39 pitches. hope he doesn't start again with his elbow problems. looked very good today, but then again all of the pitchers tonight have looked good...

742 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

Does he have a mullet?

743 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:11 am

[714] if we knock laptop out early tomorrow, it really could fuck the Sox for a week...think about it..Bruney and Hughes aren't available tomorrow, but pretty much the rest of the pen would be.

744 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:12 am

PeteAbe just tweeted: "Bill Clinton flying to the Bronxto negotiate the release of of 48,262 people held hostage by this game."

Amusing. Hey, here's this Tazawa kid - where's Mr. OK Jazz Tokyo? Or our old friend Mike Plugh?

Oh crap. This kid is an URP. Do URP rules apply to relievers?

745 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:12 am

16 balls for the rook. That's all.

746 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:12 am

[744] oh my that is funny. Pete has some good ones now and then.

747 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:12 am

wow. First batter is Hideki, he's f**ed, he adores the matsui. He's gonna give one up straight out of awe.

748 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:12 am

[737] we broke into 4-digits at our old home and burnt the toaster to pieces!

749 randym77   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:13 am

[727] We've been well over 1,000. At the old Banter, Ken had to change the settings because our threads got so long the platform couldn't handle it.

750 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:13 am

[737] Over here? I'm not sure. I want to say we hit 800 at one point.

At the Toaster, there was one time we cracked 1500 IIRC . . . but I might be wrong, seeing how late it is and how tired I am.

751 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:13 am

I hope "Tazawa" is Japanese for "Igawa"

752 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:13 am

i hate those. he hit that so hard!!

753 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:13 am

Oh, damn it.

754 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:13 am

[744] Jazz is with his family this weekend. i think he might be here tomorrow. i'll be gone the whole night...

755 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:14 am

It ends here!

756 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:14 am

[747] guess he got himself out of the awe thing

757 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:14 am

[751] Nice! That was almost as good as Just Fair's [302].

758 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:14 am

[751] I laughed

759 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:14 am

Oh shit. That was the pitch.

760 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:14 am

Matsui hit that one on the screws. SHIT.

761 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:14 am

[751] that is 'teh awesome' !!!

762 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

That curve is so fucking fat.

Someone out to tee off on it.

Yes, Jorgie!

763 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

HIP HIP!!

764 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

ought

765 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

Yes, double!

766 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

good hit po - and tremendous baserunning restraint

767 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

Fuck. Lucky (for the Sox) bounce of the wall.

768 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

YEAH! a single. Posada. yeah. oh. I guess, well. oh. still three bases to go...

769 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

that's a hit. that's a start...

770 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:15 am

Well, if watching this game together for seven days doesn't bring the Banter closer than ever, nothing will.

771 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

Still no PR, huh?

772 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

Need more. Two more hits to get Jorge in, or at least a double and a sac fly. Or a home run tee hee hee

773 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

Longest game with Yanks not allowing a run ....
http://www.bb-ref.com/play-index/shareit/ywzW

774 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

that wasn't hit on the screws but i'll take it!

775 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

i wonder if the Score Truck can act as a taxi and take Jorgie home?!

776 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

Probably need a double here too.

777 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

joe please PLEASE pr for po

778 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

Ok, now you run for Jorgie. We have someone to do that?

779 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

Its depressing to know we're still two hits away from a run.

780 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:16 am

Crap, I thought Posada was going to second.

OK Robbie screw it, hit a home run. A bloop single works too.

781 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

[778] Pena

782 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

[777] Thankfully.

783 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

Joey Joe Joe's got a pulse still.

784 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

Is Molina less likely to be abducted by aliens after midnight?

785 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

[770] considering Evil got you to laugh in this nailbiter, i'd say we're a pretty close bunch! : )

786 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

thanks guys

787 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

Are we going to see Pena?

788 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

[770] ;)

[771] Ask and ye shall receive!

Girardi smells blood, is going for the kill.

789 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

I don't know if I'd pinch run actually. If there were no-outs, definitely. I don't have a problem with it though. But as wise Michael Kay says, it's a bit of a gamble.

790 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

[772] need a good bit more. two more consecutive hits to get Posada all the way around. Especially now that he has ruled out sliding as not consistent with his self-image...

791 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:17 am

was this all joe's devious plan to burn the sox pen?

792 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

2-0.

793 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

[785] time for that group hug/satanic sacrafice

794 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

Nevermind, Gameday is a little behind.

795 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

is anybody here drinking? please tell me you're drinking!!!

796 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

OK Hinske, let this kid load the bases if that's what he really wants to do.

797 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

A walk would be sweet. Third base. Can we depend on Melky for a sac fly? Probably not. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

798 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

Oh my God!

How do you miss that pitch!!!

799 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

[795] i'm drinking.

800 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

[795] I would never break the rules.

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801 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

All of the west coast games have reached at least the 7th inning ...

802 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

[795] I ran out of beer hours ago.

803 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:18 am

[795] Gave up long ago, or I'd be passed out due to exhaustion by now.

804 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

Fuck.

Another fat, fat pitch.

805 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

Keep posting... GameCast stopped updating. Their guy must have fallen asleep.

806 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

Hinkse tardy. This little dude getting it up to 93.

807 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

{795} I'm drinking, but that might be because we're both in the South.

808 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

[799] that's my boy!

809 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

The bullpens have almost thrown up as many goose eggs as the bally-hooed starters.

810 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

Oh, mother of God!

811 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

Hinske flies out. great catch by drew. that was the game. :(

812 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

This game's never going to end

813 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

jd drew you asshole don't you want to go home!

814 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:19 am

DAMMIT! Is that Drew out there still? Damn you JD Drew!!!!

815 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

816 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

Great catch but come on dude.

817 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

holy ish, just end this thing

yes, i am drinking

818 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

[805] yeah, i know. WTF?!?!?!

went back to only a man on 1st!!! : /

819 randym77   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

Holy crap.

820 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

that was some (lucky) catch

821 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

[809] yuengling black and tan too.

822 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

Don't need a home run, Melky - relax

823 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

[795] drinking? I'm drunk. Drunk in about the 8th inning actually. It's helped quite a bit. Just watcing the keyboard keys dance around is fun.

824 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:20 am

[805] Amazing, outstretched glove catch by Drew in right. Hard hit linedrive, run down beautifully.

825 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

OK Melky, base hit and we're in business.

826 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

Here we go, Melky, here we go.

827 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

why does it say Tazawa has pitched 2 innings? i hope that's not a portend of things to come...

828 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

1-1 on melky

829 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

If we don't score here I may very well buy some more beer. How sad

830 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

Sterling just caused a major traffick accident. FUCK

831 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

Made myself another bowl of Ramen.

832 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

2-1 count

833 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

Jeter on deck?

834 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

2-1 on Melky. He looks relaxed up there.

835 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

I am getting punchy. Someone post a link to a "Buy it Now" auction on eBay and I will buy it, sight unseen.

836 randym77   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:21 am

Gameday is working fine for me. Try refreshing.

837 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:22 am

2-2 now. reached for that pitch.

838 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:22 am

I've now just started randomly giggling.

839 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:22 am

Full count.

840 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:22 am

Drew's catch is as clutch as Jeter's dive in the stands a few years ago? Yea/Nay

841 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:22 am

2-2, as Melky fouled one off.

[827] I'm pretty sure this kid was a starter in Japan/the minors.

WAY upstairs - 3-2.

842 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

[838] i'm picturing 8 foot tall dude giggling.

843 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

Patience, Melk.

844 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

Melk's gonna do it!

845 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

fewvgedn hjgthgfdsA

846 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

melky fouls it. an inch foul. my god!

847 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

OMG...jusbt home to see this!! Have I missed the Game of the YEAR?!?!?!

848 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

foul ball!! holy shit

849 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

Oh Christ!!!

What.

The.

Fuck?????

850 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

Foul down the line - DAMMIT! SO freaking close!!!!

851 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

Good to know Jeter and Teix are still having fun.
'Course, they're getting paid $100K each tonight.

852 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

Two inches?

853 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:23 am

nononononononono......... oh God!

854 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

[847] Its bloody well taken that long.

855 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

the yanks are as punch drunk as us

856 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

Everyone's delirious.

857 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

That was actually pretty hilarious.

858 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

spoils up pitch

859 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

[847] BTW Jazz - if they win now, you can take credit.

860 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

[842] These days I sort of look like Nicholson in the Shining

861 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

[823] you're very lucky! i'm only on my 2nd Sierra and VERY tired (for some unknown reason). i have a long drive tomorrow, so i should take it easy...

[807] which Carolina? i'm playing in North Kackalackie in a coupla weeks...

[821] seamus - several years ago, my brother found this cool artist in florida that made great art out of glass. he got me a set of "windchimes" that were flattened and made from Yuengling bottles - Lager, Black & Tan, Porter and Lord Chesterfield Ale. he also got me a super cool spoon holder made from the VERY rare Nitanny Ale!!! : )

862 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

quite the hottie in the front row there....

863 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

[847] no, you got here in time. sun has risen everywhere since this started.

864 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

sajfl;ksjkdalfjlksljkrewjlkrwejlkrjlkwerjlkewjlkrweq

865 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

oh crap!

866 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:24 am

Oh fuckshit

867 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:25 am

Okay that wasn't amusing at all, in the end.

Beer me

868 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:25 am

why?

869 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:25 am

[847] Welcome.

Motherfucker.

I can't take this.

I can't take it.

Someone shoot me.

870 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:25 am

[864] That was my head, banging against the keyboard.

871 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:25 am

Bring on the Molina!

872 randym77   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:25 am

This is brutal.

Hey, Tokyo, how did this Tazawa guy get here so young? He's only 23.

873 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:25 am

Oh man...going to the 15th inning..can't believe made it home and they're still going..is everyone on the Banter doing the PeePee Tension Dance? What a game, 0-0!!

874 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:26 am

[869] Alcohol >>>>>> a gun, my friend.

I'm going for a beer. No way I fall asleep now.

875 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:26 am

[861] wow that is pretty neat. My old routine from my philly days. go to bar. watch bands. drink 6 or so porters. switch to chesterfield ale or lager. go home on bike drunk as a skunk. ears ringing.

876 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:26 am

shit piss fuck crap bollocks goddamn motherfuckin' hell !!!!

877 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:26 am

Ya know .... this is one circumstance I wouldn't mind an All-Star game tie being invoked.

878 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:26 am

PREDICTION: Sox score a run in the 15th, but we finish the job against Tazawa next time...Yanks win 2-1

879 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:26 am

i should be working but i can't. too tired. to anxious. god damn. we came inches from winning this twice in that inning.

880 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:26 am

Each inning it gets a little more absurd, Kay.

881 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

Red Sox going to score 5 runs this inning. And the Yanks will score 6 in the bottom half.

882 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

{861} I live in Wilmington, NC on the coast.

TB-SEA are tied up now.

883 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

SD/Mets are now in the bottom of the 8th inning ...

884 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

[875] scratch that. that is pretty awesome. yuengling chimes and nittany spoon rest? awesome.

885 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

Who's coming in for Bruney?

886 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

[872] Long story with him..he bascially gave the middle finger to the pro leagues here to avoid their 9-yrs before free agency system..played in an industrial league before Sox signed him..

887 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

[872] he asked the Japanese teams NOT to draft him and they honored his request.

888 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:27 am

fifteenth

889 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:28 am

do you people realize these 6 to 5 scores and such you are predicting just means this game lasts even longer?!?!?

890 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:28 am

Whose throw day is it?

891 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:28 am

Josh Reddick .... not related to hoops' JJ Reddick ... yes?

892 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:28 am

[876] with apologies to jon weisman! ; )

[875] dude, i love it. 'cept the ears ringing part. TAKE CARE OF YOUR EARS people!!! i'm dead serious. wear plugs. the din at bars is dangerous. and drunk idiots always scream in your ear. it can be irreversibly damaging. i'm not kidding!

i have to go for a test/restest w/ my audiologist next month and i'm NOT looking forward to it... : (

893 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:29 am

[889] very practical point ms october. hmm

894 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:29 am

Ok, so it's Coke/Robertson for the 15th, Melancon for the 16th and then Mitre..

But seriously, we'll take care of Taz in the next at bat

895 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:29 am

[878] how many Banterers do you think would pull the plug between frames?

896 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:30 am

Think Paps is drunk yet?

897 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:30 am

FWIW. my buddy took his first visit to the stadium tonight. He's been talking about it for months. He'll be first one I know who's been there personally.

898 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:30 am

[891] i wondered myself - but jj is from va and this goofy fast kid is from ga

899 randym77   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:30 am

[861] Does the artist have a web site? I'd like to see the Yuengling wind chimes.

900 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:31 am

so our ERA+ (as a team) is going to go from 99 to 105 after tonight?

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901 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:31 am

[895] I've invested 12 years of my life into this game. I'm sticking it out until the end

902 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:31 am

[897] He got a hell of a deal, for all the baseball he's seen tonight.

903 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:31 am

[892] i've paid the price. I made new friends with a couple last year. She is an audiologist. It didn't take long before their like, "Do you have hearing issues?" because I always am like "what?" Actually my hearing is not that bad. She tested it. Below normal but not "officially impaired" yet.

904 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:31 am

pitch #472 coming up here ...

905 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

Suzyn Waldman is on the drunk truck. She's barely comprehensible.

906 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

Is anyone sober out there except me? An I'm ready to crack a beer now at 1:30 in the afternoon..

907 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

[882] oh, cool! i used to play there quite a bit from '96-'99. i'm remembering a place called Bessie's. there was a really cool record store around the block. prolly one of the Manifest Records stores. got some good Sun Ra cd's there! we always used to eat a Mile Long Buffet around the block. it's pretty far from Atlanta, iirc...

COKEY!!!

908 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

paulie is try to end it with tainted yogurt - don't really blame him

909 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

[901] Soon this game will be older than all of us.

We're past 900 comments . . . 1000 here we come? Can wordpress handle 1000?

910 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

OK Jazz,
Can you post a Youtube link to the Pee Pee Tension Dance?
I want to freak out my dog.

911 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

[902] Closing in on two-for-one night.

912 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

[906] i am

913 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:32 am

[906] As a judge.

And I'm usually the first one here to fall

914 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:33 am

I really wish Cone was in there with O'Neill tonight. "Friday night's smell has passed. But I'm getting a whiff of early Saturday morning."

915 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:33 am

does anyone know what the hell a jersey koozie is?

916 randym77   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:33 am

[886] Interesting. I wonder if more Japanese players will be doing that.

[887] Can't Japanese players just refuse to sign with the teams that draft them, like American players sometimes do?

917 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:33 am

[892] but good point on the plugs.

nice job Coke!

I need to invest in plugs. I just started going to shows again (I lived in the woods for 10+ years before moving to Pittsburgh). I went to my first shows in Pittsburgh these past couple of weeks. Two shows. Since I like indie noisy rock the most, you know I need them plugs.

918 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:33 am

What's a Koozie?

919 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:33 am

[905] This is becoming a "quote of the year" thread!

[906] I'm sober, and too lazy to actually walk to the fridge to get the beer I said I was going to get in [874] or whatever comment it was.

920 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:34 am

I mentioned somewhere around the 575-580 mark that we had few comments so I jinxed us...We cannot win unless the thread reaches 1,000....we're getting there.

921 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:34 am

[899] i have NO idea. i guess i could ask my brother. i know he found the guy online. but this was prolly 8-9 years ago. i would love to be able to take a photo for you, but of course, i don't own a digital camera or even a regular one and wouldn't know how to do that!!! i'll see if a friend can do it for me sometime soon. maybe remind me. they really are cool! i have them hung up on the wall in my living room near my laptop...

922 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:34 am

[915] koozie looks like a jersey. duh

923 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:34 am

[914] hell yeah - that's what this game needs. he's probably like" friday is just getting started michael"

i hope he is back in the booth soon.

924 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:34 am

12 pitches for Cokey!!!

925 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:34 am

[921] i'd be interested in that link too. if you ever figure it out.

926 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:35 am

wow .... not a sellout .... 48,262 ....

927 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:35 am

Oh, Captain, my Captain . . .

would you please end this game?

928 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:35 am

Was that the game where Wells pitched like seven innings?

929 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:35 am
930 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:35 am

[920] i'm still pissed for missing # 666!!!! : /

ms. october!!!! ; )

931 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

[918] It's like a little foam jacket for beer cans. Keeps 'em nice and cold.

932 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

That was not a strike

933 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

[930]

you COULD try for # 999 :-)

934 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

Jeter gets a hit!

935 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

[926] technically a sell out. see conversation with mp from yesterday? or this morning.

936 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

gotta steal here...can't waste the out on a bunt

937 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

[932] On GameCast it was in the zone.

938 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:36 am

Can Derek steal bases anymore?

939 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:37 am

A Bob Koozie ....

940 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:37 am

Steal Jeter. THEN bunt.

941 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:37 am

My brother and I never go out without a koozy. Keeps your beer cold at the bar/ballpark, AND makes people instantly jealous they didn;t think of it.

942 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:37 am

Have Jeter steal than bunt him.

943 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

Bunt and run? Don't stop until 3rd base?

944 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

JD.....damnit!!!

945 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

gujbvvgbfykihvgubvgfioiuvujvvf

946 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

Nice work, Johnny.

947 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

johnny go hang your head in shame

948 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

FUCKING BUNTS............What did I say? Now we have to steal.

949 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

Just terrible.

950 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

Crazy to bunt there

951 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

I'm sorry, but what the fuck kind of "best leadoff man in the game" can't fucking bunt?

952 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

reminder: never let damon bunt.

[941] hmm. cool idea.

953 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

but this thing is a "jersey koozie"

954 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

[901] you've been here since you're 10 years old!!! ; )

[903] be careful! seriously. get a hearing test every year. they should be free, even if she wasn't your friend. for real...

955 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

2nd deck Tex .... 2nd deck

956 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:38 am

what a disaster.

957 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:39 am

Tex Message coming up..I can feel it!

958 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:39 am

I stopped enjoying this game three hours ago, but I refuse to let it defeat me.

959 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:39 am

[953] told you. a koozie that looks like a jersey

960 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:39 am

[953] check my tinyurl link in the past 50 comments

961 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:39 am

Ken Singleton is so bored.

962 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

[958] That's the spirit.

Two outs.

My God.

963 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

[954] she just started he hearing clinic so i actually insist on paying. but yeah, i'm going to keep on it. Her husband just nudged me about the earplugs when i mentioned the shows. So they are on me. :)

964 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

[959]

I prefer a Jacuzzi to a Jersey Koozie ...

965 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

Glad to see Jete still on 2nd.

966 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

{907} Bessie's closed. CD Alley was around the corner and is one of the few record stores still open.

967 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

[959] thanks - sorry - i think this game has sapped quite a few of my brain cells

968 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

[961] He's 62..he may be asleep!

A-Rod..it's your time now..

969 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:40 am

OK, we're almost at 1000.. .

970 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:41 am

Alex... listen. SWING AS HARD AS YOU CAN!

971 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:41 am

btw, i just want to share. I got a promotion today and 10% raise!! woo hoo! now c'mon a-rod and help me frackin' celebrate!!!

972 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:41 am

[938] Jeter's got like 19 SB's this year!!!

stoopid to bunt JD there. he's been en fuego.

[941] i kinda hate those things, but my hands are always FREEZING, so i should prolly learn to love them. i'm guessing they make Penn State AND Yankees ones, so i should be all over that...

973 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:41 am

99 bottles of andro on the wall ... 99 bottles of andro ...

974 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:41 am

I'm tired - but how the hell was that pitch a strike? Looked like it was two inches off the plate inside.

975 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:41 am

It we don't score this inning, this game makes history.

976 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

[973] oh my. you are on fire tonight Diane!!

977 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

[971] congrats man - that's great

978 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

[964] I once dated a jersey koozie. Didn't work out. was really looking for a floozy.

979 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

[966] cool, thanks!

c'mon A-Rod!!!

980 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

alex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

981 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

Thank god!!!

982 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

AROD AROD AROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

983 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

984 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I love you all.

985 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

AROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUCK YES!!!

986 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

THANK GOD! Welcome to New York kid.

987 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

988 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

boom

989 randym77   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:42 am

FINALLY!

990 Just Fair   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

Jersey Koozie- when a wife buries her husband under a pile of empty cans in a swamp after watching a 6 hour walk off win. HELLL MOTHERFUCKING YEAH!!!!!!!

991 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

THANKS AROD!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

992 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

oh sweet jesus thank the lord this thing ended

993 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

see................... "Tazawa" IS Japanese for "Igawa"

Arod!!!!!

994 PJ   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

Yay Alex!

Yay Yankees!

Have a great morning everyone!

995 tommyl   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

YES YES YES YES YES. Clutch Rod!

996 bsopchak   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

Wooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

997 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

He;s finally a YANKEE!!!!!!!

998 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

[971] oh, hell yeah, man! i'm happy for you!!!

[978] that's fucking awesome!!! : )

999 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

[990] HELL YEAH INDEED!!!!

1000 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

AAAAAAAAAA-ROD!!!!!!

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1001 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

OK, who said 2-1 - because they were damn close.

Whew. Welcome to New York, Tazawa.

1002 knuckles   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:43 am

AJ says, thank goodness, I've been drinking by myself in the clubhouse for 2 hours.

1003 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:44 am

Now never do that again.

The six hours of baseball, not the walk off HR. Keep doing that

1004 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:44 am

[978] some great comments tonight!!!

sorry i stole 999!!!

1005 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:44 am

i didn't get # 666, but i got #1000 !!!

TRUE YANKEE!!!!

1006 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:44 am

Hey thealarmis, you got the 1,000th post.

1007 Yankster   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:44 am

Great saturday game. see you on saturday.

[971] grats man. awesome.

1008 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:44 am

NEVER EVER EVER EVER let anyone call A-Rod a choker again! HE DID IT!!!!!!!

1009 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:45 am

You know who was the hero of part 2 of this game? Aceves. He was the difference, the reason why the Yankees in the end were better situated bullpen-wise. No thanks to Girardi's Hughes-wasting which seems like it happened last year some time.

1010 ms october   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:45 am

wtf he didn't even pie him that good

enjoy the game tomorrow team - i will be there for hopefully 9 innings

1011 seamus   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:45 am

[977] [998] thanks yinz. :)

1012 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:45 am

to all you drinkers out there, i raise my glass and make a toast!!!

SLAINTHE MHATH!!!

LET'S GO YAN-KEES!!!

1013 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:45 am

and we got to 1,000...

1014 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:45 am

I don't think the whole stadium should have to listen to the postgame interview with Kim.

Anyway, WE WON, WE WON!!!

Four and a half!

1015 The Hawk   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:45 am

[1002] Thank you for that. L-O-fuckin'-L.

1016 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:46 am

[1010] Tomorrow?

1017 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:46 am

ooh, i wish i could see the ending on TV!!!

i'll miss all of tomorrow, but will be here most of Sunday...

1018 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:46 am

The NESN guys can't get off the air fast enough. It took them about 25 seconds to wrap up and send to the post game show. I suppose I can't blame them.

1019 thelarmis   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:46 am

i'm gonna text Cult. not sure where he is...

1020 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 8, 2009 12:46 am

they'd better hope that laptop their pitches well tomorrow....otherwise they're fucked...

1021 ed   ~