Yanks-Sox: Beckett vs. Fab Five Freddy.
No preamble, just cheerin’:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
Got Bagel Standard (http://bagelstandard.com/) and some coffee ready to go..Rain, Rain Go Away!
The weather is okay right now. It's still a little sketchy, but my bet is the rain holds off long enough.
Bleah, can't stand graff that spells something yet is totally illegible. What does it say?
Great random ad, btw: "Enter now for a chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Citi Field or win other Mets prizes." Feh!
 I think it says Cervelli is batting third?
 A young, smiley Japanese Christian stopped me on the street yesterday, asked if I knew about Jesus..I said yes, but Cashman won't bring him up..got the usual polite, befuddled smile in reply.
Girardi thinks it's not a good idea to bring him up as a BUC, because it would be asking too much of Jesus to "learn the staff".
Great, 4 hours of My Litle Pony fellatio coming up..I hate ESPN
Good thing they at least got Grinch's pitch count up to 17 in the first.
Quiet game thread for BoSox..what's going on, no one has 4.5 hours to spare on a sunday night?
NO Pasta for you, Dusty!!
Of course, Cashman was willing to trade Fistpump for a lefty reliever, so who knows how this works out.
 I'm here, but my participation will be sporadic.
 I'm here for a while, then have to run to the airport.
The standing-and-watching strategy worked for Curtis, but not so much for Swish and Brett.
... and I just finished dinner...
Finally! Finished someone!
 is that a hershiser joke?
 Well played!
WTF Jeter? And wasn't that a little deep for the infield fly rule?
Well, if Posada's going to be benched, it's only a matter of time before The Jesus is called up. Yanks need to do something about the DH spot.
All in all, Fabulous Freddy Freak Brother.
 You should drive... hee yuk yuk yuk
I'll take it. We're going to see Phil before too long at this rate, though.
Well done Chief, holding them to only one there is huge.
Curt W. Schilling in booth for top 3rd means time for Mr. OK Jazz to do some laundry! Let's GO YAN-Kees!!
looks to me like beckett's a bit off with his command, don't know what schilling's seeing
Laundry done! I'm willing to bet $100 I already missed some 2004 LCS talk?
C'mon Jeter! Single can score Coltrane..
AAAARGH! Two well struck balls by Jete, no result.
 yeah frustrating in a game where every at bat counts.
Geez, is this game on NESN? I can't bear listening to Schilling anymore.
Nice play by jetes!
 biggest blowhard ever.
Alright, nice job Fat Freddy!
Schilling seems to have mellowed out a bit..I feel bad for mocking him.
Hey, the fat fuck is out of the booth, how about shutting the fuck out about him and talking about the damn game?????
Thank MO that Sox shill-er is out of the booth. Enough of the Boston love-fest.
Freddy is making it work.
Come on score truck!
 I was talking to Orel and the rest, if that wasn't clear.
 Clear to me.
 That's a good one. : )
Why are they not sending Granderson against Captain Facemask?
C'mon Robbie!!! Bring Curtis home!
haha valentine basically says a pitchout is a bad idea because it's giving a ball away and there's a good chance you don't get the runner out anyway, but that he would sometimes use it just to show the other team that he might
wait how did teixeira get out???
 all runners must go against facemask.
This ump sounds like he's saying sieg heil on the strike calls.
Plus the Nazi sound alike is squeezing Freddy.
 Peer behind the mask of a Chessmaster!!!
Ah...the dreaded double post. How do I do it?
 I hate to say it, but that actually makes sense to me.
 i guess i zoned out
 You were distracted by the steal.
Geez, another stolen double.
 if you want the other team to think you might pitch out sometimes, wouldn't you choose times when you think the runner might be going anyway? i guess that could be what he meant, but the way he said it made it seem like he'd only do it for show, never to try to get a guy out, because that would be a waste.
Well, that's a kick in the fucking balls.
Bad luck for Swisher, he crushed that one.
Are you kidding me?
This game fucking sucks.
Beckett's been more lucky than good. Well, he's been both.
 Oh. I thought he meant, it's just not worth giving away the ball for the extra chance of getting the runner, but then if you also factor in that the other manager might get worried about your pitch-out, that makes it worth doing sometimes.
I think that's probably correct. (Something like that is the view defended in The Book.)
 Kick in the baal, master?
 They're going to score off him. Just need the Chief to hold off the Greatest Offense of All Time (how do I make that copywright sign on my Mac??)
 that could be what he meant
 Oh, boy. You just made me use google. ™ Option +2
Man, there's all kinds of crazy stuff you can do.
Oh Freddy...walking the weakest hitter in their lineup
This is gotta be Mo. † The dagger!
Martin Scutaro fucking sucks.
Wanna give more importance to winning the division? Take away the wild card. But that won't make as much money...
 Well done, Just Fair! You've created a monster though, I'm going to bust out my Generation Tres™ t-shirt and shout "Cowboy Up™ THIS, Boston!" while dancing to Cotton Eyed Joe™. (well, maybe a different song..)
And that was the wrong decision ...
 It's funny. I've been seeing a lot of those signs around the intertubes and was never curious enough to find out how their done. Now we know. Bolllocks©
uh no one touched that in the stands????
Martin forgot he was a catcher
That was gone off the bat.
 They are or they're. Not their. D'oh!
 It hugged the wall
Ha! Too bad Martin went for two. (not that it would have necessarily played out the same, or that going for two was a bad idea.)
 I guess he thought it would've bounced into the stands too.
 seemed to bounce up to a bunch of hands reaching out and slow down dramatically, but couldn't see it clearly on the replay
If the red sox hit that they never would have said it wasn't well hit. Just saying...
 Ump really DOES sound like he's saying "Sieg Heil!"
Ya know, I've just about heard enough of the Sox bias from this crew. Fuggin Valentine and Horseface are ridiculous. ESPN sucks!
Nunez hit that ball just fine.
Eduardo really puts some good ab's together. In my mind's eye he swings at mostly strikes. Once he de-Meacham's his defense I think he's a keeper.
Hope that hurt.
Good. Break his shin.
 I was just about to second this. So, I'll third it.
 Schilling's in the stadium, I'm sure he can supply some red dye for his uniform.
Alright, Cap'n, time to come through!
I love seeing Varitek fail.
 Imagine Pedroia hit one over the monster, would be another 3 innings of praise. He's a great player but he's becoming Jeter-like in the over-praise by sports announcers dept.
 Once If he de-Meacham's his defense I think he's a keeper.
Orel is giving little pony oral. Ugh.
 Well done, sir!
Nice throw by Martin, even better tag by Jeter
I really love seeing my little pony fail.
Wow...Pedroia hits a Baltimore Chop for an infield single. What a playa! And Three MVP candidates! There has never been a team like this one! How lucky you viewers are to be privvy to this game on ESPN.
What? How can they call Pedroia be called out on the steal? His feet didn't even get wet walking on the water to second.
 exactly! Best bunny rabbit in baseball he is.
I kenew they would somehow turn that into isn't shorty awesome spiel.
400 Bad Request
It is not a valid request!
Am I the only one getting this error?
what fire he must have in his belly to slap a bench with those tiny little hands of his!
Alright, airport time, will be rooting in the car!
 I haven't had that error.
 I only get the error when I refresh the page.
 been doing nothing but refreshing and have had no issues. FYI.
 I don't get it... >;)
Love those Sox fans doing the wave with the game in the balance.
Damn..that was a huge missed chance.
C'mon Son of Donnie!!
 I've switched browsers, that may solve the problem.
Wow, 3-2 curve
That was a wicked 3-2 curve. Damn.
Chavez should not have missed that 3-0 pitch.
Why not save Logan for A-Gone in later innings? Chief could have gone one more..
Fucking Boone Logan
 Lefty-heavy hitters up
Crawford hit that ball twice on the bat. Very lucky. That probably should have been a DP grounder.
Hello. I'm a loogy. I am good at waking the leadoff lefty and then giving up a hit to the next lefty. I've been on fire since Cincinatti.
 huh? he was trying to swing and miss. don't you learn anything from bobby v?
Mixing and matching for Jason Varitek seems silly.
in fairness it looked like ortiz took 2 strike 3s at the knees.
What I've learned from Bobby V is that he still hates the Yankees.
 And some people think what this team needs is another lefty
 Day off tomorrow.
"Joe Girardi has stated he wants to win this series." The kind of hard hitting analysis you can expect from ESPN Sunday Night Baseball
Oh for the love of fucking fuck, its Jason Varitek!
Atta boy, varitek. Douche.
Giving Tek the 3-0 Green Light? What a break for us. Looked like Ball 4 high.
Captain swing at ball four and pop it up. Great leadership.
Ah, Cap' ba fail bails out wide Wade.
 A healthy and effective Marte sure would be useful.
 (l)-tek needs a douche.
[130 Maybe another as in "not Boone Logan"?
WTF was that..
How much infield slop will they get tonight?!
stupid keyboard fail...
That was Jeter's ball.
 A healthy and effective Marte will lead to the type of frantic over managing we saw the last two times Joe Girardi had two lefties.
This could be the game here..I would use D-Rob but it's Wade-ahoy..
if girardi wants to win this so badly why is wade still pitching??
throw a g====== strike!
bobby v says a lot of counterintuitive shit
You know, perhaps Cory Wade was overmatched in the situation
This will not end well.
Or perhaps not.
Another flyout by committee!
Wade escapes. He must be hanging with D-Rob.
Mucho ballso for faling behing 3-0 and getting snozzberry. Phhhhewwwwwwwww..
Love that ESPN dickhead announcing sounding like he dropped his ice-cream cone there.."..and they leave them loaded.."
 Does he taste like Snozzberry?
I'm going to bed, early call tomorrow morning. Here's to Mixmaster Joe and the Lucky™ Strikes...
 Right? They sound like Homers in Pittsburgh. What bullshit.
I understand there are gonna be Yankee haters out there, even or especially in the ESPN booth. But at what cost? Rooting for the Red Sox? Is it really worth it??
Did Bobby Valentine just say "And it is truly an advantage to the pitcher but I don't know if its an advantage to the pitcher?"
Beckett needs that extra time between pitches to work up his douche face.
It's not even up Orel you fucking asshole The ball is just a ball The stirke went for a fucking out you twit!
WHOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. LIl' G! Hot Damn!
Yippie! Gardner sows his seed!
I DON'T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was just saying to myself how I love the Yankees suck chant when Gardner slammed that. How sweet!
Strangely, I had a feeling that might happen.
Ha ha, just as the crowd was getting into their "Yankees Suck chant!
Gardner hit that to the "Yankees Suck" serenade.
If snozzberry had hit that the booth would be blowing their shit. Fuck heads.
Gritner hits the ball 400'. Over the RF BP is quite a shot.
Don't think that was intentional, but Timmons went 1/2-way to the mound to deliver that ball
 yep crushed that.
Hell yeah Gritner
Bucky Fuckin' Dent,
Brett Fuckin' Gardner.
I mistakenly thought the Fan Cave was something fans could visit
At least his move to 1st is pretty obvious. Still think it's a balk
Bean eaters strangely quiet...
It would be nice to Win when we get home runs by ARod Nunez and Teix Gritner.
Robbie... TAKE THE FUCKING FIST PITCH!!!!!!!
Fist pitch... HA!
Little bingo, Robbie!
That sucks. Robbie just refuses to wait for a good pitch.
 the 1-0 pitch that he let go was about as hittable as it gets
 I assume so
Now they're ragging on Soriano. Nice.
I missed some innings. Why did Beckett leave so early?
 101 pitches.
Hahaha ugly missed!
 Thanks to Grandy and Gardy.
I hope the Rays fans are enjoying this.
(Given that former Rays relievers are pitching meaningful innings in this game)
Orel Hershiser's list of random Yankee pitchers was quite nice.
"A.J. and Ivan" coming this fall on NBC! An Arkansas flame-thrower and young Latin prospect get it all kinds of wacky adventures while roomamtes during the season!
Sandy Koufax threw in spring training when 50 years old??
 With special guest appearances from Boone Logan! (Logan attempts to walk int he door and misses by three feet!)Phile Hughes and Joba Chamberlain! (Neither guy shows up until the last ten minutes, but leave before the last five) and Rafael Soriano! (Soriano refuses to appear)
 Tonght's "Very Special Episode": A.J. thinks it would be fun to replace some of the notes in Joe G's binder, but Ivan tries to warn him about the dangers of playing pranks. One for the whole family to watch and learn from!
"all he can be is the tying run, even if he hits it over the fence"
stupidest thing bobby's said tonight? there were a lot of contenders, and the night is not over.
that 1-0 pitch was right down the middle, no?
 Meanwhile, at Yankee Stadium, the crowd wonders why Sergio Mitre is pitching to Jose Bautista
 0-1 pitch, and yes.
Crawford's equalled his hit total for this season in this series. Bollocks!
 At the end, Yogi Berra shows up to lecture A.J. about the importance of protecting the Binder™.
That was Cervelli tastic
 oops, right
oh boy martin
I sure wish Jeter had a C on his jersey. It's not fucking hockey you piece of shit!
 "They made him wear it"
 Do Hockey guys really wear the "C"?
For all of the sabre-wisdom in Boston they have a real blind-spot about Captain Face Mask.
Always thought these Ally Bank commercials were pretty dumb.
 This is the first Yanks-Sox series this year I've been able to to watch. I am having a hard time tuning down the hatred.
 Yes. It's a HUGE tradition in hockey. They often have an "A" for assistant captain as well.
62/8 K/BB rate for Riverdance..that is good.
What on earth are these people talking about?
Geico runs, please.
 And why do they keep cutting away from the game to show us their ugly shirts?
hershiser seems like just a commentator who doesn't really know that much about these players since he doesn't see them much. valentine on the other hand just seems to say weird shit that seldom makes sense.
Well, here we go
 Scarily, it is an improvement since he who should not be named is muttering inane bullshit somwhere other than Sunday Night Baseball.
What a mess.
Goddamn mother fucker.
Marco Scuraro is the bane of my existence.
CC spits the bit and Mo blows one. Yup.
No chance the Yankees win this game. None. Zero.
They're hitting Mo hard. And who pitches the 10th?
Phil Hughes is good for 10-18.
 Ayala or Hughes.
Can Mo go the 10th? He only threw 9 pitches.
[241}Who pitches for the Sox in the tenth?
 You know what would make this game perfect? An appearence from middle reliever Phil Hughes.
 pretty sure that double is a routine fly ball in any other park, and the out for the sac fly wasnt particularly hard hit
Ayala pitched yesterday, didn't he?
Hughes for the 10th
Serious question. Why would the Yankees have no one covering third on a bunt play with a runner on second?
 I think that double is a HR in any other park
 Good question, if anything, it would be Jeter covering 3rd, with Nunez fielding the bunt.
Really unhappy that the Yanks couldn't get at least one insurance run against Wheeler et al.
 We run the goofy ass wheel play earlier in the game but not now?
 really? it looked like it was coming straight down to me. certainly not at ys.
With Ortiz & Co coming up in the 10th, I guess Mo will stay in.
 Like it matters
"Nunez a shortstop by trade"
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND the Yankees roll over.
 It was coming down
Oh, dusty. I'd marry you if I could.
No one on the fucking Yankees could touch Dan Wheeler. Remember that
Robinson did not shine this evening.
The vibration off your body. I think i miss joe morgan. puke.
Hmmm . . . what will happen first, this game ends, or the signal Verizon sent to my cable card activates the darn thing so I can watch the game until its end?
Why oh why must these games always go on and on and on?
Great effort guys.
i realize that uzr thinks pedroia is the best 2b to ever live, but i cannot for the life of me see how jumping with every pitch would put you in a good position to field. seems to me it would make it very awkward to try to get a good jump on a ball. whatever.
This has walk off homer written all over it.
Hughes? Really? I guess Mo is less effective in non-save situations, but...
 When you have tiny little legs, you need to jump to get into position
 Phil Hughes, extra innings reliever: What the Yankees want Manny Banuelos to be
Interesting how Nunez and Gardner hit HRs tonight, while Cano, Tex, and Granderson were fairly ineffective.
This game is not over yet...
jumping jews of jerusalem
I just growled.
I hate that fat fuck. I don't care that he's Robbie's friend.
Goodnight. Monday morning is gonna suck.
Atta boy, Hughes. Nice fucking job.
Phil Hughes, ladies and gents
Cute move with Hughes!
Why in the world couldn't Rivera throw another inning, especially with an off day tomorrow? What is he made of, glass? Good grief.
 Well, you see, the Yankees had to show the national sudience the job they did making Phil Hughes the pitcher he is today
 Cripes I really hope not. I can't believe Girardi didn't let Mo throw another inning. 9 pitches isn't that much!
I can hear his answer now: "Well I wanted to bring in Hughes and he hasn't come in in the middle of an inning all year, so I figured I should just start with him . . ." Sigh.
Curses, foiled again. Shit.
It's days like this that I wish that Billy Martin were still alive. He would have managed to win this game all-out, instead of Girardi's nonsensical babying of Rivera.
 Billy Martin would also laugh in the general managers face when he started babbling about innings limits.
And Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, what the hell kind of tgeam plays for the bunt and leaves no one to cover third? Keystone Kops nonsense
It's an august game that means little, everyone back off from the ledge.
 Phil Hughes is just a fucking disaster. He's been a crappy pitcher for over a year now (in a WACKY coincidence, almost exactly when the Yankees started dicking him around because of his arbitrary innings limit)
We lost the game because no one could be assed to cover third on a bunt play.
And seriously, nothing sucks more than playing out the string. We learned that last year in September when we stopped trying to win games. I don't care how big a lead the Yankees have on the Wild Card. Acting like these games don't matter is just boring god damned baseball.
I had forgotten how whiny you could be. Thanks for reminding me ^_^
Playing it straight, a 1 game lead is hardly insurmountable. And these games don't matter.
 Then none of the games matter. Why don't we fucking forfeit?
 Because of the revenues lost? MLB isn't a charity, you know.
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