August 28, 2008

G133: Yankees 3, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 000 020 000 - 2  5  0
Yankees - 000 000 201 - 3 8 1
Jason Giambi tied the game with a pinch-hit home run off Hideki Okajima in the seventh, then he won the game with a line drive single to center off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth.

Lester (6.2-5-1-0-8, 119) returned to form, but the bullpen could not hold the slim lead. It seemed like Terry Francona left Justin Masterson in the game in the ninth with runners at first and second and one out to see if he could escape. Having him face a crappy right-handed hitter like Ivan Rodriguez is not a bad move. But Masterson walked him on a full count to load the bases. Then it was Bot vs HGH.

A sweep would have been perfect, but we ended up taking two out of three -- which was all anyone could have reasonably expected on Friday morning. So while they are celebrating in the Bronx, I present the official team picture of the 2008 New York Yankees:
***

Jon Lester (3.49, 129 ERA+) / Mike Mussina (3.45, 123 ERA+)
Because when they finally put you in the ground
They'll stand there laughing and tramp the dirt down

Lineups:

Playing in October Not
Ellsbury, CF Damon, CF
Pedroia, 2B Jeter, SS
Ortiz, DH Abreu, RF
Youkilis, 1B Rodriguez, 3B
Bay, LF Nady, LF
Kotsay, RF Cano, 2B
Lowrie, 3B Matsui, DH
Cora, SS Ransom, 1B
Varitek, C Molina, C
Later: Blue Jays/Rays at 7 and Twins/Athletics at 10.

Yankee Elimination Day contest: You must enter before today's game ends.

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nick said...

according to this post on Fire Brand, Ellsbury, Pedroia, and Youk combine for a $1.2M payout this year. That's some bang for the buck!

I thought Youk had signed on for $3M at the start of the year. Did it go into effect this year?

Also I like this quote from Tito found on Youk's Wikipedia page:

"I've seen Youkilis in the shower, and I wouldn't call him the Greek god of anything."
--Red Sox manager Terry Francona, referring to his nickname, the "Greek God of Walks"

redsock said...

That Yook quote is a classic.
I think I included it in the Glossary under GGOW.

redsock said...

Will even one NY starter be able to pitch 5 innings in this series?

s1c said...

Waldman is interviewing the bot - lists everybody on the DL and who has visited the DL. How are you guys doing it?

bot - everybody is stepping up and everyday is a new person coming through (paraphrasing).

sw - You traded manny and you didn't fall apart, how did you do that?

bot - We stepped up and accepted the challenge.

on a side note wtf is Tito playing mr. I can't hit mussina worth shit Varitek?

redsock said...

on a side note wtf is Tito playing mr. I can't hit mussina worth shit Varitek?

Because his only other option is Mr. I Can't Hit Anyone Worth Shit Cash?

At least he batted him 9th.

L-girl said...

Hi all. Here for the game but not threading til later. Here comes the sweeeeeeep!

A Conformer said...

Ah, I love afternoon games. Fit in with my job perfectly.

Amy said...

I have to go teach a class. How will I concentrate on copyright law when I know the Sox may be sweeping the Yankees?

I hope to find the Sox far ahead when I check in after my class.

L-girl said...

Ah, I love afternoon games. Fit in with my job perfectly.

Me too, if they're midweek games. Loooove it.

Good luck Amy! See you later.

s1c said...

Leading off the Yankee radio broadcast -

1) the boone HR
2) the dent Hr
3) 18 k's by Lousiana Lightning (want to bet that was against the Sox?)

keep living in the past boys, the way back when past.

(Tek sucks vs Mussina, absolutely sucks)

redsock said...

Rogers has YES, but the package has NESN. Whew............

redsock said...

Guidry Ks was against the Angels.

A Conformer said...

I just saw a headline on MLB.com saying "Yanks react to Steinbrenner's remarks" and all I can imagine is: "FUCK him. It's the first fucking game that fat fuck has come to see all year. He should shut the fuck up".

But in the real world...

redsock said...

Remy's one YS HR: August 12, 1977

s1c said...

Ah, good, WTIC turned off Limbaugh and switched to the game. I did not want to have to listen to Suzyn and John.

nixon33 said...

SWEEP!

redsock said...

mlbtv had the yes feed so i could not transcribe sut's comments last night of tek being the greatest red sox of all-time. damn.

ish said...

They turned off Limbaugh! The nerve!

nixon33 said...

the new york yankees: 2008 feet under.

A Conformer said...

What was Damon pointing at? Bleacher role call?

ish said...

Nice call, Gary. Fuck you.

s1c said...

Sometimes I love my job. Here I am in Elizabeth Park pulling a Jere, doing my paperwork, listening to the Sox on WTIC and hoping that the garlic gets thrown in the coffin before the sox nail it shut today.

ish said...

What was Damon pointing at? Bleacher role call?

At least Damon acknowledges the roll call after he makes the catch, unlike the Milk Dud, who did it before the catch and never ended up catching the ball.

ish said...

Elizabeth Park. Sounds like fun. Where down there is that?

ish said...

Yankee Stadium inflating the radar gun readings to make Mussina feel better...

ish said...

I love this. A lazy summer baseball game.

redsock said...

flo on base 9 of 11 times in this series.

nixon33 said...

last night when abreu wen tot he wall and missed that ball. jesus christ, him hitting the wall was loud. it was great.

redsock said...

nix - you could not have asked for 2 better games to go to, that's for sure!!!

nixon33 said...

ok lester, your turn.

ish said...

Nix, I am thoroughly jealous. Those were two dandies you attended.

nixon33 said...

rs, no shit. i was thinking that myself. im thankful for what i got to see the last couple of days.
lets go red sox chants were heard pretty loudly throughout the games.

redsock said...

mark caught-say!

ish said...

Last time Kotsay played right field was in 2001.

nixon33 said...

ish, it was crazy, the first game even though we had a significant lead, it felt closer cause they kept threatening. but last night with only a 2 run lead, it felt like a blowout.

ish said...

Lester's pitches are looking good already.

ish said...

Then it became a blow out. Love it.

s1c said...

Elizabeth Park. Sounds like fun. Where down there is that?

Hartford (well actually West Hartford but don't tell Hartford that)

ish said...

I've driven around Hartford blindly a couple of times. Usually I'm north of town around Avon, Simsbury and Granby.

Ever been to the Elmwood Bakery?

ish said...

That cutter looked a little flat.

redsock said...

time for dp-rod

ish said...

Carl Pavano's been placed on waivers.

s1c said...

Yes I've been to the bakery, in fact I've been to just about every business in the state in the last 15 years except for New London county.

ish said...

A-Rod has 28 home runs and 79 RBI...

Youk has 24 home runs and 91 RBI.

ish said...

Yes I've been to the bakery, in fact I've been to just about every business in the state in the last 15 years except for New London county.

Ha, forgot about that. How's the job? Sounds interesting when you can go see all sorts of businesses around the state.

A Conformer said...

Very shitty connection today,again. What am I paying for if every important game looks like shit? It's not my fault that other people also want to watch this game.

ish said...

K-ROD.

redsock said...

YAYYYYY

nixon33 said...

a-rod. hahahahaha.
last night when he score abreu on the double, abreu scored from 1st. hes terrible with risp.

s1c said...

Job is good Ish.

A little excitement but Lester escapes, now lets add some runs boys.

redsock said...

even for a day game, with a lower % of drunks, the boos should be louder and louder as this one goes on.

Zenslinger said...

Pitch counts:

Lester 21-14
Mussina 17-10

ish said...

Bay's driven in 42 runs since July 12th. 4th best in MLB.

nixon33 said...

even tho he just grounded out, bay has been awesome this series.

ish said...

Kotsay reminds me of a left-handed Tony Graffanino.

ish said...

Also reminds me a little of Drew. Got a pretty decent looking swing.

ish said...

That's a great way to start your Red Sox career!

A Conformer said...

YES anncrs talking about Bay being excited about finally playing for a contender, one of the big teams, and maybe going to the postseason. Meanwhile Xavier Nady the 7th weeps in the corner.

redsock said...

hell of a outfielder, that bobby.

nixon33 said...

WELCOME TO THE SOX!

ish said...

Kotsay = pig latin for Scott

Joe Grav said...

Whatta ya say, Kotsay!

redsock said...

nesn was praising abreu for hustling at bats late last night -- but he loafed on that hit.

ish said...

Hank is attending his second game of the season today... Sitting with Ronan Tynan.

ish said...

His third game of the season. Apparently he was there for Opening Day.

Lord Lynch said...

Afternoon. A reasonably timed game for us Londoners...

Alas, my ears are being infected by Michael Kay.

Lord Lynch said...

It is only a bit of tired old concrete, you maudlin morons...

redsock said...

hey, lord!

when he was on the radio with sterling, kay used to refer to it as "the home office of baseball".

Lord Lynch said...

No, Kay. You are battling for a wild card, we'll try to chase the Rays, and take the wild card if we fail.

ish said...

Castig made "edifice" sound a lot like orifice. Talking about the Toilet.

Lord Lynch said...

Joe Morgan reckons Robinson Cannot will win a batting title one day. I hear.

God, Kay is getting on my tits.

ish said...

Tom Caron still seeing the Red Sox as the AL East champion. I'm beginning to agree. Still depends much on the Rays as much as the Red Sox.

Lord Lynch said...

Passionate fans?

Eh?

Boo your best player after his first out. Passionate like Ted Bundy...

ish said...

God, Kay is getting on my tits.

Probably the only pair he can get on.

Joe Grav said...

he's hankee the christmas poo

Lord Lynch said...

Can't these cretins STFU.

redsock said...

lynch is gonna have a stroke by the 4th.

ish said...

Lester being the ace once again.

Lord Lynch said...

Having a go at the Rays for having no fans last night.

Sorry scum, no titles for attendance. How are they beating you so easily?

Lord Lynch said...

redsock - the third...

Small sample size. Small sample size.

redsock said...

has a point re rays fans. still drawing well under 20K - even against the angels.

our 6 games against them are going to be some serious shit


DAY-OOOOOOOOO

Joe Grav said...

there are few things in sports that get on my nerves more than the 'day-o' thing.

ish said...

I wonder how long it'll be for the Rays to attract a sell-out following. Or at least 75%

redsock said...

nice move to get out of the way, you shit

Lord Lynch said...

I support a football teamthat doesn't draw big crowds, so call me touchy about that!!!!

A Conformer said...

OK, I give up. You can't watch a game when all you see is 5 seconds... buffering... 3 seconds... buffering.. . 7 seconds... and so on.

Are there any tricks to make MLBtv run faster? Even at the expense of resolution?
Anyway, for now I'm with the Audio+thread thing, yet again.

redsock said...

remy mentioning molina's solid defence in this series, especially game one.

...

jerry, you mean the one game he has played in this series?

s1c said...

Uncle Joe and Brother Dave were talking about the I-rod vs Molina.

Seems the pitchers want to pitch to Molina (just like the pitchers in Texas and Chicago did not want to pitch to I-rod).

How about some fragging runs!!!

redsock said...

off-speed stuff > lyndon

Joe Grav said...

Hey Ransom
WHO ARE YA
WHO ARE YA
WHO ARE YA

nixon33 said...

that is a nasty fucking pitch. jesus.

ish said...

With runners on, Pudge would routinely call the fastball so he would have a better chance to throw runners out. Pad his stats a little.

Joe Grav said...

I support a football teamthat doesn't draw big crowds, so call me touchy about that!!!!

Which team?

ish said...

I support a football teamthat doesn't draw big crowds, so call me touchy about that!!!!

Which team?


Joe's here! Heh.

Joe Grav said...

Boston College's sports teams' attendance figures are kind of a laughingstock in our conference, so I also know how it goes

Joe Grav said...

Ish is here!

ish said...

Just look at the Bruins. They're Bell Centre south when the Habs come to town.

ish said...

Cool little pitcher's duel so far.

redsock said...

Noodle: bbbccc!

has been up 3-0 in both AB, then 302, then an out!

Joe Grav said...

I love Jon Lester.

Zenslinger said...

Are there any tricks to make MLBtv run faster? Even at the expense of resolution?

What speed are you choosing? 400k? 800k? 1.2?

I don't have the fastest DSL connection (although it's very reliable), and I have to choose 800. 1.2 skips too much...but not to the point at which it says "buffering". Just picture stops and sound continues...very annoying when there's a pitch in the air in a tense situation.

nick said...

Work keeps interfering with my ability to watch the game.

Wathing the game keeps interfering with my ability to work.

I've got to go out and get some lunch.

nixon33 said...

jeterian.

redsock said...

CI HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA

nixon33 said...

JETERIAN!

ish said...

You chose POORLY, CI.

Lord Lynch said...

Boo that nonsense, cretins..

Joe Grav said...

very annoying when there's a pitch in the air in a tense situation.

That's always when it freezes , too - never during a commercial or a meeting at the mound

SUCK IT JETER

Lord Lynch said...

Intangible gobshite.

Joe Grav said...

na na na na
na na na na
hey hey hey
jeter sucks

nixon33 said...

les need more of those "quick" innings.

Lord Lynch said...

Nixon.

Your photo.

Stroke inducing.

I'm going to have to listen to that perfect game clip...

s1c said...

Runs, I want some fragging runs!!!

Zenslinger said...

After three innings:

Lester 56-37
Mussina 41-29

That caught stealing...I mean, you can just hear forheads hitting hard objects throughout Yankeeland.

L-girl said...

stroke inducing

when nix debuted it, i called it "vomit-inducing"

RUNS PLEASE

Joe Grav said...

who would you rather be forced to meet
kay or waldman

redsock said...

TIZ -- on base 10 of 12 PA

Zenslinger said...

Another Fatherly Stroll.

efd said...

hi, all... I will be checking in/threading intermittently while I have the broom out
-- as well as the vacuum cleaner and the sponge, I'm doing some housecleaning. Heading out later to see the Cyclones vs. the Ironbirds!

nixon33 said...

COME ON YOUK!

ish said...

Tim McCarver is sitting in a bar somewhere saying to some dude next to him, "More times than not, a lead-off walk will always score."

s1c said...

Well, off to do some real work.

I want some fragging runs!!!

redsock said...

yook cabins one.

ish said...

Right after he said how he thought in disguise, Jeter's baserunning play was actually very smart.

efd said...

btw, was it my imagination or did I hear more applause than boos when Jeter got picked off?

A Conformer said...

What speed are you choosing? 400k? 800k? 1.2?

I don't have the fastest DSL connection (although it's very reliable), and I have to choose 800. 1.2 skips too much...but not to the point at which it says "buffering". Just picture stops and sound continues...very annoying when there's a pitch in the air in a tense situation.


I'm using 400, of course... I wouldn't ask that if I wasn't trying to use the slowest one.

Lord Lynch said...

"Your eye is bleeding..." LOL

tim said...

This gametime totally caught me off guard. Good thing I've got the slingbox enabled (and my work is relaxed enough to let me watch part of it).

HA to jeter. Again no thread for me, gotta do work while I'm watching.

c'mon yook!

ish said...

who would you rather be forced to meet
kay or waldman


I wouldn't mind meeting Suzyn Waldman, just as long as I don't have to look directly at her.

redsock said...

i'll "meet" anyone, i suppose. kay was a beat writer, so i'd go with him.

Lord Lynch said...

They do talk a load of old cobblers.

efd said...

whoa, YES catches Youk dropping the f-bomb in the dugout!

Kay, Leiter and Flaherty don't react.

Joe Grav said...

i'll "meet" anyone

mccarver? i don't think i could stomach that

ish said...

Damn. Tough luck double play.

nixon33 said...

MOTHERFUCKER

nixon33 said...

if i was there, we would have broken this open by now.

redsock said...

mccarver? i don't think i could stomach that

that'd be alright for a minute or two.

or: "nice to meet you. if you'll excuse me now, i have to go take a dump."

Zenslinger said...

I'm using 400, of course... I wouldn't ask that if I wasn't trying to use the slowest one.

Yeah...just checking. When it's not running well I turn everything else off, every program I can get at (except JoS browser!)

redsock said...

if i was there, we would have broken this open by now

you got a token? there is still time.

nixon33 said...

i met kay VOLUNTARILY.

ish said...

Only the third time in the last 50 years that a batter hit into two double plays, struck out twice, and made an error in the same game.

A-Rod.

ish said...

i met kay VOLUNTARILY.

So how was that? He must not be such a stupid person in person, I'm sure. Is he?

nixon33 said...

KEPP WALKING AROD, BACK TO THE DUGOUT YOU FUCK.

ish said...

I'd go out to lunch with McCarver, and offer to buy him two steaks, and cut them up in big pieces.

redsock said...

we hear booing - nesn shows shots of fans doing nothing but eating

A Conformer said...

O'B really ripping into Arod's "historically bad" performance two days ago. Laughing and all. Good times.

efd said...

A-Rod reverting back to Tuesday night form.

Joe Grav said...

sit down, slappy mcslapper :D

nixon33 said...

ish, it was only for a sec near the YES offices. i totally walked thru the security guarded doors and slapped him high five. seemed nice enough. then i watched the pregame when i got home, he was in psycho mode!

nixon33 said...

LESTER DEALING

ish said...

Pretty good game to watch, huh X?

efd said...

X = K

ish said...

LMAO. sup, Kay! High five!

redsock said...

his chin is huge, innit?

nixon33 said...

VERY LONG FACE, HE HAS. innit indeeeeed.

redsock said...

if we are going to shell every starter in 4+ innings, the time to attack is now.

kotsay
lowrie
cora
tek

GO!

Zenslinger said...

LESTER DEALING

But at 72 pitches, it's hard to imagine that he'll get past the sixth inning.

efd said...

YES with the best crowd shot ever - little kid with a Red Sox cap and shirt playing with a boxing Yankee puppet/doll toy and punching himself in the face with it.

ish said...

Seven push-ups in between each inning. Who's going to die off first, my arms or the Yankees?

Joe Grav said...

yankees

ish said...

Castig and O'B talking about their first jobs bagging groceries.

A Conformer said...

Poor Kotsay, being branded as Gammons' grocery bagger 10 times a game. Fortunately, he the universe gave him a hot wife to balance that.

nixon33 said...

CORA TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM

ish said...

Castig: "I think it hit a fleshy part."

Made me laugh for some reason.

redsock said...

Cora's OBP about 15 pts higher than CI

nixon33 said...

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS

ish said...

The pitcher's duel ENDS.

Lord Lynch said...

Plunking Alex Cora. Kay thinks he should have tried to get out of the way...

Did he miss Ransom earlier?

Clown.

efd said...

YEAH!!! Tek comes through!

nixon33 said...

HEIDITEK!

L-girl said...

yeah baby!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

Tek hits Moose.

Christmas.

ish said...

Heidi loves a little ribeye with her man.

A Conformer said...

Come on, Tek. Show us why you're the greatest player in Red Sox history, past and future.

Joe Grav said...

tek= MONEY

redsock said...

me insulting tek made that hit happen.

Zenslinger said...

Heh heh heh...what were we saying about 'Tek vs. Mussina?

Jeff in PA said...

Let's go Red Sox

clap. clap. clap clap clap.

ish said...

Little squeeze play.

nixon33 said...

me insulting tek made that hit happen.

my coco approach?

L-girl said...

Who's going to die off first, my arms or the Yankees?

Score, please?

ish said...

Lyndon runs hard for his ribeye!

nixon33 said...

2-0!

L-girl said...

2-0 on the no dp!

Joe Grav said...

two-nil

L-girl said...

(You know who that is, right?)

Lord Lynch said...

Oh dear how sad.

Intangibly Jeteresque.

efd said...

That's Laura's boy!!

ish said...

I find myself doing a big manly grunt after I finish my push-ups. Involuntary.

redsock said...

cano must be under orders to include ci on any dp!

nixon33 said...

BREAK IT OPEN LASER

Zenslinger said...

RBILBJ

efd said...

loud "let's go Red Sox" chant breaking out at the stadium!

ish said...

Cano must not have read the scouting report on LBJ.

Zenslinger said...

When I first saw that pitchout on Gameday, I thought they were giving him an IBB!

Joe Grav said...

nice throw jeter, you card.

L-girl said...

Out??? Bullshit!

nixon33 said...

HE WAS SAFE!

ish said...

Oi. Tough call! Did the tag get him before he reached the base? It looked very close, but I thought he was out.

efd said...

oh man, he looked safe on that one!

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