First of two is on Fox.
Go git ‘em boys.
Let’s Go Yan-Kees.
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We haven't had baseball for days! It's like the fricken all star break. Let's go!
damn fox. showing the freaking braves game. i can see that shit every fucking day.
twins came back and won in the bottom of the 9th...
for game uno, we have a 3rd basement.
 The Braves game actually means something! Most of the country is saying, "Damn Fox, showing the stupid Sox/Yankees, like anybody cares..."
I get Yankees/RS.
Joe and Timmy. Sigh. That's the next month of baseball.
No TBS, or whatever that was last year?
Id rather be watching Giants/Pods ...
 I'm sure some of the DLSes will be on TBS. But they're even worse.
stoopid 4 pm start ... makes RF a damn solar flare ... :-(
Come on guys, crush Wakefield.
Ugh, games on FOX mean I have to listen to the radio feed.
2 innings and I want to murder John Sterling already.
I can listen to the Red Sox announcers talk endlessly about how awesome the 2004 ALCS comeback is in Ken Burns' "10th Inning".
Fox Sports Espanol carrying SF/SD:
lowell. of course.
Not good that Andy is seemingly getting smacked around here.
atta boy, curtis!
man, i hate the fens. i even hate it just looking at the stoopid shape of it on gamecast.
i hope he gets to 30...
pads up 4-0 on baked zito.
65 pitches thru 3 innings.
Its a Fenway game
Good job Andy.
Nice job Teix!
andy may be done. d-rob in for the fifth, perhaps. he was warming up...
whoa, 6:30am baseball! ah, doubleheader, right? Will it be an all-AAA lineup for game 2?
Bloop double for Cano, whaddayanknow!
Keep the pressure on guys. More runs.
Nice job Robbie!
 i doubt it. looks like we're going for the division. girardi & cashman are both on board. banter, too!
jesus christ. fucking lowell. again...
 But then we play Texas..I think they're better than Minnesota..
 i can't play that game anymore. home field might be more beneficial than who we play...
throw strikes, d-rob. strikes.
Christ, 20mins in and Timmah is already giving me a migraine..time for the Japanese announcers!
Sox got their AA lineup in..we should be cruising...
why does d-rob have to go to 3 balls on every friggin' batter???
nice job, d-rob! whew...
What up, gang? So far so good....
Eat shit, Francona. Just sayin'
Let's go Yankees!
Andy pitched ok. Most of the hits were bloopy. I want to win the div. I fear the Twins in the first round, in their new park, and their dominating play of late. With the history of losing to the Yanks, they have to win sometime. Even when you're hot on the craps table, eventually a seven comes up.
Let the Twins take out the Rays, and we'll beat them in the second round.
Defense. Clap-Clap. Defense. Clap-Clap.
Why is Pena only on third there?
not Beltre out there
Anyone out there?
Atta boy, Papi! 4-6-3.
 Dominating play of late?
They're 1 and 7 over their last 8 games played.
Please don't add Royce Ring to the roster
Rocket Robbie. Getting back into the swing.
 Trying to be objective..but Cano must be the best 2B in the game now, right? What a hitter! My Little Pony is a great player too but Cano is better..
This is going nowhere good.
I don't enjoy watching Joba Chamberlain pitch.
56) especially when the game is broadcast on FOX.
 Cano is simply awesome. No two ways about it.
i've heard the word "audition" a lot in regards to the bullpen. The upcoming play may not be one I want to see. Ugh.
Yay Big Fat Joba.
If you can't block it Jorge. Don't call it. Fucking Bollocks!
What the hell does squeegeeing up mean?
Score this run please.
Lead off walk to Brett. One run game. Hmmmm.........
 This? http://tinyurl.com/2f8gv7z
Can someone explain to be why Gardner has over twenty fewer stolen bases than Juan Pierre?
Oh good move Brett.
Well done, Gritty.
68) Pierre is leading the league in CS stealing as well. If you run every time recklessly, you will steal more but also get caught more.
Derek, Derek, Derek.
 Yes, but like Dusty says, you won't be clogging up the basepaths. And he's a division winner again!
This team's inability to consistently score runs from 3rd with less than 2 outs is a) FUCKING IRRITATING and b) going to cost them .
 Gardner also gets on base far more often than Pierre.
75) yes, and given the Yankees offense, gardner probably gets on base more often with a runner in front of him, thus preventing him from stealing.
This is not going to end well.
I would like to know the average % of times a team scores a man from 2nd and no out And whether or not the Yankees are the lowest. Oy
Nasty Hook, Kerry.
At least you made it close, Jorge. : (
So waitaminute. Terry Francona put in a pinch runner and and didn't stand around and wait for the inning to end?
Joe needs to explain to him how these "pinch runners" work.
The Cleveland Wood rears his ugly head.
from '77-'92, having 0 out and runner on 2nd, teams scored a run 63.4% of the time
This is bad.
 No, so far, it's only been UGLY ... I imagine it will soon *get* bad though ...
This is about as far from wood as one can get. More like that twitchy feeling in that funny place.
Throw FUCKING strikes.
 Thanks. What are the Yanks this year? Less than 50%. It's got to be.
These aren't even close.
Jorge Posada sucks.
 Or maybe, UGLY and BAD!
let's play till 3 in the morning .... thanks to FOX and the need for 2 separate gates!
Wow..that was an odd play..good heads up from Wood and Pena..but man, Posada really can't catch anymore..
Why did Jorge double clutch before he tried to throw it into the dugout. For the love of Mo! He's a disaster back there.
3-0 Tampa Bay.
Kyle Davies is wretched.
Total circus time was averted. That throw from Posada was ridiculous. Even if perfect he would have been safe.
So not only two games, but extra innings as well?
Rays up 3-0 in the 3rd.
That was a Robbie of old swing at a bad pitch.
Good thing they got Gardner home in the 8th. Oh, wait....
Bard is damn good..
 And with AJ pitching I've already put the second game in the loss column.
So who do we open on the road against? Twins, as the WC plays against the team with the better record?
 It also feels like a "we just wanted to get Chad some work" game.
Jorge is having some kind of game.
Don't throw out you arm, Phil. Ugh. This game sucks.
So we're going to get Javy on Sunday?
 I think Joe threatened as much after the last Javy debacle.
Hughes getting squeezed.
Lets win it here.
I remember Hughes doing this! Likey him in relief.
It's called triple digits.
So Sunday's a loss as well. Just rest all the regulars.
let's play 2.1!
KC had the bases loaded with no outs, and failed to score.
Funny question. If a batter with two strikes sees a ball in the dirt get by the catcher, can he purposely swing to run to first? Like, when is a swing considered too late?
Good start Brett.
When Papelbon pitches, Tito looks five years older.
Run THEN bunt, goddammit.
WHY ARE YOU SO EAGER TO GIVE OUTS AWAY, JOE???
Can someone just knock him in now?
I do agree with the Timster there...Gardner should have stolen second, then the sac.
 Well, we have to wait until there are two strikes before we run for whatever reason, so you can't bunt then
Buck and McCarver are JUST NOW talking about needing to get the 2nd gate into the park?
Sometimes, it's all sac and no balls.
 When both McCarver AND Sterling are smart enough to see the proper order of the plays and our manager isn't ...
Derek & Gritner!
now THAT's lucky!
MADNESS! Ya' just can't pre........
Score more, please.
That was not a good AB.
No mo for Mo.
I gotta leave for dinner...my wife non too happy with me, friends waiting, reservation at risk. How can I leave?
Hughes should pitch the bottom of the inning. If Mo gives up a run, what next? Gaudin or Mitre??? Either one is a white flag.
Someone will got on and steal a base I'm sure of it.
And what about Game 2...and Sunday?
Cano is great
You the man, Robbie!
MVP MVP MVP. Fielding has to count for something.
You sure its not spelled DCano - the "d" is silent in the name but loud in the field?
Buck has been campaigning for Cano all game
I hear some Yankee fans in the Fens
All Rise. Phew!
Yes. We are now a full game up on Tampa. Just gotta match them the next two.
All is right with the world. Yay MO! Gotta go, please hold AJ tight banterers. He might rise to the occasion.
Well, a win-is-a-win, but we would have been set up a lot better for the nightcap if we'd just scored those easy runs earlier ...
As much as I love Mo - and he IS my 2d favorite player of all-time (of course, Mickey is always No. 1), I still say Hughes could have easily gotten another inning of work in.
And, on another note, am I the only one who thinks there is a possibility that the next closer after Mo (hopefully not for another 15 or 20 years) will be that scum-bad Papelbon?
18 wins for Hughes
 It's inevitable that the Mets acquire Papelbon.
9:15 game 2 start time?!
How do you get rid of a full house of Red Sox fans at Fenway Park so fast?
Guess you gotta use the world's biggest roll of toilet paper!
 It's also possible that Pedroia will be the ss after Jeter. But it ain't happening. I will now go rinse the puke out of my mouth.
AJ vs Dice-K....yikes..
O fuck - do we really have to watch AJ again tonite??? At least, the game will effectively be over within 45 minutes.
Heresy I know, but I would have used Hughes for two innings...and up to three or four if they needed it...and saved Mo for game two.
But I can't complain about the win. Two more games to go.
The difference between Joe Torre and Joe Girardi in a nutshell?
Torre has always been "Mr. Torre". Girardi is "Girardi".
(159) according to Jeter, that is.
Eesh. Well, if AJ doesn't pitch well, the B team won't matter
Greetings all. Tuned in just in time to see KW walk the bases loaded and prepare to give away the game. But things worked out. If we win these next 2 games, we have the Division, right?
Oh... was it discussed what a fantastic play Pena made to get the lead run at the plate? Just a great, heads up play that may have saved the game.
Hey kids! Just got a quick Game One recap/Game Two Game Thread post up, FYI.
Nice win! The recap is up, you can use that post for the late game thread if it suits you...
 Oh, damn... I shoulda mentioned that! Quick turnaround tonight, tho.
Hey, Dice-K. Go fuck yourself.
emma, i don't mind if we use yours, but can we put my name on it somewhere? my wife won't be too psyched that i just opted out of dishes/laundry/garbage with the excuse -"i have to write the recap before the next one starts."
actually, let's be honest. my wife's not gonna read this...
 Of course, Torre is considerably older than Jeter, and Jeter has actually played with Girardi, so I can kinda see where he's coming from.
Someone please kill that fucker AJ NOW!!!!!!
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