August 21, 2009

G121: Yankees 20, Red Sox 11

Yankees - 240 063 104 - 20 23  1
Red Sox - 100 033 004 - 11 12 1
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Andy Pettitte (4.09, 109 ERA+) / Brad Penny (5.22, 91 ERA+)

George A. King III, Post:
What happened in the 2004 ALCS will never be deleted from every mainframe in the Yankees' universe. Not even a World Series title this season completely will erase those painful Red Sox memories that will haunt multiple generations.

Yet starting tonight in New England's living room, the Yankees can extract a wee bit of revenge by burying their blood rivals in the AL East race. Or they can allow the Red Sox to climb off the canvas and turn the final six weeks of the season into a two-way scoreboard-watching orgy.

"We have a chance to do something special against them," manager Joe Girardi said of his club, which leads the Red Sox by 6½ games after Boston blew out the Blue Jays 8-1 last night.
Something "special"? Is the possibility of extending a division lead in the middle of August "special"? Should it happen, is it "special" enough to warrant an ice cream reward?

The Red Sox will emerge from this three-game weekend battle 3.5, 5.5, 7.5 or 9.5 GB the Yankees -- with 38 games remaining in the regular season.

A Boston series sweep -- as the Red Sox have done to the Yankees thrice this season, on April 24-25-26 and May 4-5 and June 9-10-11 -- would make things very interesting once again in the AL East, especially since the two teams will meet again, in New York, on September 25-26-27.

Tonight's game begins a 10-game homestand at Fenway Park. Twenty of the Red Sox's next 25 games are against the Yankees, White Sox, Rays and Angels. It is essential that they continue the strong pitching and hitting performances they showed in Toronto. The Yankees -- 25-9 since the All-Star break, including a four-game sweep of the Sox on August 6-7-8-9 -- have not won a game at Fenway Park since September 28, 2008.

Horseface started against the Red Sox on August 9 in New York, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing only five hits; he took the loss back on April 26. Penny turned in a 6-6-0-1-5 line against New York on June 11.

Weekend pitching match-ups:
Sat 4 PM: A.J. Burnett / Junichi Tazawa
Sun 8 PM: CC Sabathia / Josh Beckett
In other news, Michael Kay is an asshole. (Do not miss the twitter link!)
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Kevin said...

"I probably should have come up with a better example."

Craig Hansen maybe?

L-girl said...

There is no size screen that could compensate for Michael Kay. OK, I'll just try to ignore the Kay comments while you enjoy your big screen.

L-girl said...

Lucchino & JH in the booth to welcome Jerry back.

Lord Lynch said...

Er... Am I missing something?

Is that Brad Penny pitching? Or am I hallucinating?

Lord Lynch said...

JESUS!!!!

ESPN AMerica has the NESN feed! Doh!

redsock said...

Like Remy, it's time for the Red Sox to get back to work.

Kevin said...

Wow, we can't catch a fucking break

L-girl said...

Don & Jerry are trying to get rid of them. Don all but said, leave now.

Oh hallefuckinglujah a double play!

redsock said...

DP!

Lord Lynch said...

Apologies to all....

(To explain - we have the game on two channels. ESPN UK and their European affiliate ESPN AMerica. I never thought for one minute we'd have separate feeds!)

Kevin said...

Okay, maybe we can catch a break.

L-girl said...

Ha ha Lord, that's great. Now you have to stay up a while longer.

We are going to win this game.

Seriously. We are.

No, really.

redsock said...

tito clearly hoping to buy an extra inning from shithead here.

Lord Lynch said...

England are going to win the Ashes. Seriously. We are. Probably. Maybe. Oh we'll blow it.

redsock said...

it's been quite awhile since we had some 'freud.

L-girl said...

Nah, it's my fault. You should be able to vent on the thread. If I didn't spend so much real time listening to *someone* complain about announcers, I'd be a bit less sensitive to it... hum de dum...

Lord Lynch said...

Sorry, L!

redsock said...

penny bought himself another inning.

Kevin said...

Penny gets 2 Ks and a DP in one inning.

Won't see that too often.

redsock said...

wow - shitty swing.

could the sox batters at least LOOK like they have a clue up there?

L-girl said...

OMG he's out at 3rd

redsock said...

FY = Idiot

Lord Lynch said...

And on that Keystone Cop moment. Adieu. Bon Soir. Auf Wiedersehn.

mattymatty said...

I don't think there's a good solution to the starting pitching problem anytime soon.

Wow... DP getting a bit greedy there. Man, it's gonna be one of those nights, huh....

Iridescence said...

Damn bad move getting thrown out at 3rd with 2 outs down by 5. Why FY why?

Kevin said...

I'm speechless

redsock said...

i hate these games where the sox fall behind by 4-5 runs and then go up flailing away at any ol' pitch and being stupid on the bases. no fucking plan, no fucking smarts.

redsock said...

remy lovin' jetes.

sigh.

mattymatty said...

With the Sox down by five Remy needs to keep the jeterating to a minimum, lest I freak the fuck out.

L-girl said...

don't they all

L-girl said...

Poor Jerry, trying to do a little pbp while Don's audio was messed up!

Zenslinger said...

TB 2 - TEX 0

L-girl said...

OTT

too little too late

Kevin said...

And Penny remembers how to pitch two innings after we needed him to

Gutch220 said...

Red Sox fans care sooooo much more about the Yankees than the other way around.

(despite me posting on this Red Sox blog)

redsock said...

Hey look - it's Mr. Monday Morning
QB!!!!!!!!!

Say how did that Tigers series turn out?

mattymatty said...

"Red Sox fans care sooooo much more about the Yankees than the other way around."

Oh, great point. And so relevant.

redsock said...

After the MFY got blown apart by the Tigers, we called for you to reappear:

"Guuuuuuuuuuutch, Guuuuuuuuuuutch" we called, yet you hid from us.

Ish said...

Well the Red Sox game sucks, but a thunderstorm came through and I hit the GOLD MINE!!! Got quite a few good lightning shots. FINALLY!!!

L-girl said...

Fucking Gutch! What the hell boy, we sweep you 8-0 and you are nowhere to be found, but now you come around talking smack? Fuck You Gutch

L-girl said...

You see any of us posting on Yankees blogs?

No, you do not.

You see Yankees "fans" posting on this Red Sox blog?

Yes, you do.

Gutch: if you don't care, GO AWAY. We will not miss you.

redsock said...

When the Yankees won the first game of the 2006 ALDS, we all said they got lucky and would not win again.

Gutch took strong exception, accusing us of Monday morning quarterbacking (though the games had not yet been played). The MFY lost 3 in a row and their season was over.

And cowardly Gutch never returned.

UNTIL NOW!

Iridescence said...

"despite me posting on this Red Sox blog"

LOL look the troll has a limited grasp of irony. How cute!

L-girl said...

A, you're asking Gutch about the Tigers series, he probably doesn't even remember that. He stopped cheering for the Yankees the next day, and started again last month.

mattymatty said...

Ugh... Bay crushes one on a line and it's right at Hinske. An fortunately for Hinske too, because dude has the range of dead squirrel.

I wonder if, in his off hours, Hinske shows off his World Series win ring to Teixeira, Cano, Swisher, Matsui, A-Rod, Cabrera, Sabathia, and Burnett.

Zenslinger said...

UNTIL NOW!

Aaaaaaigh, the fuggin' DRAMA.

L-girl said...

accusing us of Monday morning quarterbacking (though the games had not yet been played)

I guess that would be Saturday night quarterbacking?

L-girl said...

I wonder if, in his off hours, Hinske shows off his World Series win ring to Teixeira, Cano, Swisher, Matsui, A-Rod, Cabrera, Sabathia, and Burnett.

:-D

redsock said...

Gutch: You are wrong.

Kevin said...

DFA him

redsock said...

HERE is the infamous Gutch thread.

mattymatty said...

That's gotta be it for Penny. That was a 1-2 pitch that Slappy hit off the top of the monster. You just CAN'T throw a 1-2 pitch over the heart of the plate like that.

L-girl said...

Finafuckingly, buh bye Penny, we hate you

mattymatty said...

Right as they went to commercial you could hear Remy go "UGH!"

I second that.

redsock said...

I love in that thread how both L and I say right away "4 games" - NYY will not win another one.

And so it came to pass.

Chokers.

Iridescence said...

Who cares anyway? Hating the Yankees is fun. I'm not gonna apologize for doing it to one of their asshole fans. I'd never post on their blogs though. Trolling and smack talking is stupid.

Kevin said...

You know, I'm really starting to question Theo's whole low-risk high-reward strategy

It's seemed to have worked out as low-risk low-reward

Saito's really the only guy who has lived up to my expectations

L-girl said...

Imagine us old farts behaving in this manner. Shocking. Disgraceful!

Oh fuck

Oh fuck that did not just happen

Iridescence said...

damn

redsock said...

redsock said...

Guuuuuuuuuuuutch?
Where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?

Sun Oct 08, 12:24:00 PM

*************

fuckin' shemp.

Kevin said...

Fuck, Penny could have done THAT

Patrick said...

So, it's one of these games.

L-girl said...

Who cares anyway? Hating the Yankees is fun. I'm not gonna apologize for doing it to one of their asshole fans.

Right, nor should you or anyone else. And the feelings are obviously mutual, and it's just "protesting too much" on their part when they say otherwise.

"I'd never post on their blogs though. Trolling and smack talking is stupid.

But they only do it when they're winning. No sign of them otherwise.

Ish said...

Bowden reminds me of Joe Blanton.

redsock said...

Who cares? I do.

He talked big on a Red Sox blog and didn't have the guts to show up when his team went down the tubes -- in exactly the way we said it would. He ran off and hid for almost three years. And now he comes back? Fuckin' A right I'll rip him.

L-girl said...

Well, before that HR I still thought we were going to win this game. Now I'll just say this series will not be a sweep.

L-girl said...

Well shit, I care about that too.

Irid said "who cares" about so what if we think about and hate the Yankees, no shame in that. Who cares to what Gutch said.

redsock said...

I'm getting a distinct Game 3 rout vibe from this one.

L-girl said...

So far I'm not enjoying the Bowden era.

Patrick said...

Damn you, Fangraphs! Never tell me the odds!

Kevin said...

How does this team go from totally dominant against Toronto to THIS?

redsock said...

Good outing by Wake.

Patrick said...

How does this team go from totally dominant against Toronto to THIS?

The answer to that question claims to puke every time he pitches.

Ish said...

Bill Simmons tweet: Brad Penny throws 96 with tons of movement. Unfortunately, it's bowel movement.

L-girl said...

Just like us. We throw up every time he pitches too.

Patrick said...

I don't puke, I just die a little inside.

Kevin said...

I'm hoping maybe Pettitte pitches shittily after sitting for so long.

L-girl said...

Bill his usual witty self.

redsock said...

I blame Remy.

Kevin said...

Fuck, Javier Lopez could have done this for us

mattymatty said...

Lopez? Shit, I could've done this. This is straight embarrassing and I hope we come out tomorrow and show some fight.

Iridescence said...

Memo to Theo. Having many below average pitchers does not equal
"pitching depth"

redsock said...

mdc up

mattymatty said...

Yeah, guess we better get the pen back up. Or, we could just let Bowden rot out there and see if the Yankees can break 50.

redsock said...

tito deciding to warm-up a major league pitcher to work for the sox tonight.

L-girl said...

I blame Lugo.

Kevin said...

44 pitches, 23 balls, 2/3 of an inning

I was really, really wrong about thinking Bowden would be an improvement

redsock said...

this game is a test of remy's meds.

Kevin said...

"I blame Lugo."

Don't we all?

Iridescence said...

I hope they leave Bowden out there for a while. Maybe he can straighten himself out and barring a miracle the Sox aren't going to win this game anyway. May as well save the bullpen.

Ish said...

Too bad Penny wasn't still in there.

I can't believe I said that.

redsock said...

might as well do some work, with nesn in my ear.

L-girl said...

Rico Suave to PH for the Fiery One

mattymatty said...

"barring a miracle the Sox aren't going to win this game anyway."

At this point we're going to need somewhere around eight miracles to win this one.

redsock said...

sign of life?

Kevin said...

Do we actually have two runners on base?

Iridescence said...

Orsillo just said the Red Sox weren't very good from '65 to '75. Um '67?

L-girl said...

Even though a loss is a loss is a loss, it would still be nice to score a few runs.

mattymatty said...

The headline on redsox.com:

"Ellsbury Ties Harper's record, Scores in First"

Yeah, I guess I wouldn't bring up the whole 12-1 thing either.

tim said...

I'm back!

And - OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK?????


BRB, going to check the liquor cabinet.

L-girl said...

Did he say that? I'm listening, and I didn't hear that.

tim said...

Good time to tune in! Now let's fuckin bat around a few times!

L-girl said...

I'd love to see Joe get nervous about the lead.

Of course, that would involve a Red Sox pitcher not allowing any more runs. Hmm.

Iridescence said...

It sounded like he said "The Red Sox and Yankees weren't very good from '65 to '75". Maybe I heard it wrong.

Kevin said...

Lyndon!

L-girl said...

Tim, you're very prompt! You said 9:30 and 9:30 it is.

L-girl said...

I thought he said the rivalry wasn't very big then.

mattymatty said...

The headline on redsox.com:

"Ellsbury Ties Harper's record, Scores in First"

Yeah, I guess I wouldn't bring up the whole 12-1 thing either.

mattymatty said...

The headline on redsox.com:

"Ellsbury Ties Harper's record, Scores in First"

Yeah, I guess I wouldn't bring up the whole 12-1 thing either.

L-girl said...

Here we go!!!

Ish said...

THIS LINEUP!

Keep that fucking line moving, boys.

tim said...

Nice to hear Remy :)


WOW what am I saying?!!


FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iridescence said...

If you're going to miss a few innings of one Sox game this year you picked a perfect time, Tim

redsock said...

ALIVE.

... and FY decides to stick with a double.

A 15-14 win would be fine with me.

Kevin said...

FY!

L-girl said...

Tim, here's my game recap.

Penny sucks.

Bowden sucked.

LBJ tied Tommy Harper for steals.

Iridescence said...

WTG Dustin! making it slightly less sucky at least.

Kevin said...

I would love to see a blue light special here

redsock said...

Bitch Tits looked Grampa-esque trying to go to his right for that one.

L-girl said...

You guys must love seeing FY and Jeter pal around.

They are friends, you know.

L-girl said...

Oo wait, gamethread recap. We had an old NYY troll *from 4 years ago* come back!

redsock said...

the key will be keeping these cocktrumpets off the board the rest of the way

Iridescence said...

"I thought he said the rivalry wasn't very big then."

Yeah but I thought he gave as a reason that neither team was very good then. Maybe he was just talking about the Yankees and I heard it wrong.

tim said...

Thanks for the update, L.

Checked the box and I'm almost ready for beer #2.

Dammit to hell. More runs pls.

Fuck.

L-girl said...

Damn, I was thinking 12-6 there. But ok, we're clawing back.

tim said...

Just quickly perused thru the thread. Cool to see ish got his lightning pics. I told ya, it was amazing yesterday on the way into T.O. If it's the same storm, you were guaranteed some sweet shots.

Kevin said...

Let's hope their bullpen blows up

tim said...

WTF FRANCONA? WHY ARE YOU CONCEDING THIS GAME YOU SHITHEAD??????

redsock said...

Green is in LF?

mattymatty said...

Well, Francona just gave up by taking Youk out for Defensive Firstbaseman #1.

Kevin said...

Dammit Tito, why the FUCK is Green in left field?!?!

mattymatty said...

Honestly, I don't get it. I mean, it's the sixth inning, we just dropped three on them and... you know what? Never fucking mind.

Damn I hate Dumbo.

Kevin said...

Re Kotch Rocket: He could have at least swapped Lowell out and put Youk at third to help the defense.

Kevin said...

Oh great, leadoff double.

L-girl said...

Gonna go threadless for a while. I'll come back when it's 12-9.

mattymatty said...

I hate to say it, but that's it for me too. I've gotta get up early tomorrow.

Two out of three: we start tomorrow, folks! GO SOX!

Kevin said...

Alright, we are rapidly approaching the point where the only way that I can have any good feelings about this game is if the benches clear

Kevin said...

Well, we've now wasted the last inning...

redsock said...

... so much for the 3 we got.

tim said...

Francona's Brain: "Alright Tito, this is bad. It'll take some quick thinking to get us back in this. Some innovative, crazy thinking. Here's what I'm thinking - we take out Yook and Bay -"

Tito: "Wait a minute, brain. Those are our two best hitters."

Brain: "Exactly! We take them out, and put Kotchman at first and Green in left field -"

Tito: "Green in left? But he's an infielder"

Brain: "Exactly! It'll fuck with them! They won't know what to do, and while their busy asking themselves what the fuck you're doing, we'll score 8 runs and tie it up!"

Tito: "But -"

Brain: "Ah ah ah - no buts, this is a guaranteed win-win"

Tito: *sigh* "Fine brain, you win. This time."

I'd much rather do this than pay attention to the poopfest @ fenway going on on the left side of my computer screen.

I'm really getting sick of these "Friday Night Shit Starter is Shit so we put in a PawSox pitcher to get shelled" nights.

redsock said...

... but as long as NESN stays on the air, I'm listening.

Ish said...

YES. That fantastic defensive play by Kotchman. That'll get us back into this thing!

tim said...

Can't wait for Wake and Dice!!! :)

Kevin said...

I can't wait for Wake

Dice...depends highly on whether or not Tazawa gets the job done tomorrow

redsock said...

yay - bowden retires 2 consecutive batters for the first time!!!

Ish said...

Watching ESPN... I see it's the Boston Red Sox against Peabody, MA little league team.

On NESN? The New York Yankees against the Texas little league team.

tim said...

Yeah, hopefully the junebug can get his shit together tomorrow. I still think they moved him along mighty fast, Bowden should've been up first. (Dunno about that thought now though - but it's a brutal situation for him to come into) - but yeah, I want to see Taz go devil on their ass. (3 seconds into that clip - that's what I want to see on the mound before every pitch tomorrow)

L-girl said...

I didn't say I wasn't watching! I only said I wasn't *threading*.

I watch all 9. Or however many there are.*




* Except west coast games because I fall asleep.

Kevin said...

Green and Kotch Rocket come in and they both get hits to start the inning

Ha

tim said...

Good start. Now, I wanna see more dongs than a doorbell convention.

Kevin said...

Well, hit and error, but that's good enough for me

tim said...

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Patrick said...

Don't tease me, Red Sox, You'll only hurt me more.

Ish said...

That's what is called the Outfield Bermuda Triangle.

Kevin said...

These fuckers are getting my hopes up agian

Let's score 20

redsock said...

let's take this nazi to nuremberg.

tim said...

DOCTOR NEEDLETHREADER!

Kevin said...

LOADED

redsock said...

i know bowden is here for just this reason and tito doesn't want to burn the pen with tazawa tomorrow, but fuck it all, i wish he was more proactive and it was 11-5 or so now.

tim said...

Alright, baldy. A bit further than last time would be just swell.

redsock said...

can baldy give us a shaved dong?

Patrick said...

Grand Salami from the Ball Deli?

tim said...

BBALDELLRBI!

Kevin said...

rBBi

tim said...

Big bats comin up now...

Patrick said...

They tease me so badly. Stop!

redsock said...

This would be fucking EPIC!

18-16!

Kevin said...

Prepare to face the wrath of the Sea Bass

tim said...

If this were Toronto, 3/4 of the crowd would've left 2 innings ago.

Kevin said...

"18-16!"

I remember that game

Poor Charlie Zink

Ish said...

Bury this Nazi fucker.

tim said...

How about a nice 19-18 win ;)

redsock said...

be smart, fish face.

Ish said...

I bet if this were LA there'd be nobody left.

tim said...

Bruney's a nazi?

Guess I should check the gloss.

Ish said...

That must've been a very inspiring conversation.

"Throw it down the middle, asshole."

tim said...

noooo slingbox dont fail me now

tim said...

whew. crisis averted.

Ish said...

I love this crowd. Living and dying with every pitch. Trailing 15-6. How many people have left Fenway? Three?

Kevin said...

Oh, the Zink game was 19-17

My bad

tim said...

swung at ball 4 :(

redsock said...

we need mega-runs this inning - this is a gift -- take it!

tim said...

FUCK YOU SEABASS

Ish said...

Cock.

redsock said...

as a hitter, he's a good fielder.

Kevin said...

That's not really what I was looking for there...

Patrick said...

Within eight.

No biggie.

Kevin said...

Wow, mega squander

tim said...

that died out in a hurry. going to hook up the computer to the tv and watch fullscreen for a bit.

bye for now

Kevin said...

Well, if we keep them scoreless and we keep scoring 3 per inning, we win this

redsock said...

i noticed the crowd too. rockin' with even the hint of a rally!

man, that inning went poof real quick.

Ish said...

Well... We've scored 1 run for each out in the last 6 outs. We have 9 outs left. And down by 8.

So... Keep them from scoring again and we're golden.

Ish said...

MDC time.

redsock said...

mdc in

redsock said...

tek in too

Ish said...

Damn. Cactus in? We've just conceded this game.

redsock said...

the bench is bare.
this is our comeback lineup.

Kevin said...

Oh great, Cactus behind the plate...

Ish said...

Actually that's brilliant to put him in there. The Yankees can run all they want tonight and then tire themselves out for the next two games.

Patrick said...

This is fucking retarded.

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