September 27, 2009

G155: Yankees 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 101 000 000 - 2  8  0
Yankees - 001 002 01x - 4 10 1
The Red Sox had runners at second and third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Jacoby Ellsbury grounded weakly back to Mariano Rivera and the Yankees finished a three-game sweep and clinched the AL East.

Texas led the Rays 5-0 after seven innings, but lost 7-6. Boston's WC Magic # is 2.
Example
Paul Byrd (6.04, 78 1ERA+) / Andy Pettitte (4.15, 108 ERA+)

Bad news: The Yankees (with a magic number of 1) can clinch the East with a win this afternoon. New York will likely celebrate winning the division at home, but how's about we have them do it on Monday against the Royals? Just for appearance's sake.

MLB.com:
Byrd was the ultimate mixed bag [against the Royals] in his last start, giving up a five-spot in the first inning and then being unscored on for the remainder of an outing that lasted 6.2 innings. ...

Coming back after skipping one turn through the rotation to alleviate fatigue in his left shoulder, Pettitte showed signs of rust in the first inning against the Angels on Monday, quickly running up his pitch count ... Completing the sixth inning and reporting that his shoulder felt strong enough to continue pitching, Pettitte was instead pulled after 91 pitches.
The Red Sox are 6 GA of the Rangers in the Wild Card, with a magic number of 3. Baring some bizarre effing disaster, the final week of the regular season will be little more than exhibition games, getting everyone ready and rested for the ALDS. Rays/Rangers at 3 PM.

182 comments:

redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Jason Bay, LF
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. J.D. Drew, RF
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Brett Gardner, CF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Melky Cabrera, LF
9. Jose Molina, C

redsock said...

Start delayed by rain.

No problem giving Victor a rest, but Brown and Kottaras must think they are invisible. Give a kid some ABs!

redsock said...

WTF? It is ESPN?!? And a MFY announcer in each radio booth? What a fucking disaster.

s1c said...

Sunday night Baseball yeah boy, actually I don't give a frack about this game, just get out of town with no more injuries.

s1c said...

And a MFY announcer in each radio booth? What a fucking disaster.

This is part of some money gimmick for charity.

L-girl said...

WTF? It is ESPN?!?

This is the Sunday night game that was rescheduled for Yom Kippur.

L-girl said...

And yes, we do control the world, thank you for asking.

redsock said...

First Astroturf, now this.

(shakes head)

Amy said...

We may control the world, but not the weather. Looks like the rain delay will mean the game will not end before the holiday begins.

redsock said...

And yes, we do control the world

And you're doin' a heck of a job.

redsock said...

alright jon miller - mute for you.

redsock said...

rainy infield - but how many SB today?

minimum 4 -- max of 10.

Kevin said...

Why the FUCK is Varitek catching?!

Benjamin said...

Why is Morgan telling us "we know" Beckett is going to start game 1. Someone should fire that man.

redsock said...

tito trying to embarrass him into retiring before the alds?

redsock said...

hey, flo, take horseface to the woodshed

Kevin said...

Loaded for the Doctor.

Jere said...

"Why is Morgan telling us "we know" Beckett is going to start game 1. Someone should fire that man."

His follow-up was even better: "but we don't know who will start game two because of Wakefield's back problems."

redsock said...

rx pls

L-girl said...

Come on Doc, go all RX on their asses.

Kevin said...

Hey, we can hit the ball off of your pitchers too!

L-girl said...

I love how they say "Mike can't run after the hip surgery". He wasn't exactly Ellsbury before that!

Kevin said...

Blogger seems to be shitting the bed today.

Kevin said...

Anyone else getting this error: bX-fzus4l

L-girl said...

I was about to say the same thing as Kevin. Blogger is making it too annoying to thread today.

****

I'd love to see Pettitte get banged around and that idiot Girardi burn through his pen today.

But I think I'll have to see it w/o the thread.

redsock said...

blogger is funny - pls use this bx code thing when you email us for help. does anyone actually do that? has anyone ever done that?

L-girl said...

And yes, we do control the world

And you're doin' a heck of a job.


Where is my cut, that's what I want to know. I'd go to synagogue if it would help.

L-girl said...

blogger is funny - pls use this bx code thing when you email us for help.

Especially since there IS no blogger help, except posting on message boards and having snotty volunteers tell you it's your own fault.

redsock said...

the ol' 3-4-1 groundout.

redsock said...

if you get the "bx" the comment has posted, it just isn't reloading the page. so hit "back"

redsock said...

slappy on friday was the first mfy to get a HR and 3 SB since roberto kelly in 1991.

what was the factoid earlier? sox are 1 of 2 teams since 1920 to do something with SB -- allow 7+ in a game twice in a season maybe??

redsock said...

His follow-up was even better: "but we don't know who will start game two because of Wakefield's back problems."

oh man i gotta get that exact quote later.

L-girl said...

Do not adjust your sets!

redsock said...

the corpse is still a bit warm

L-girl said...

I know you would all disagree, but Waldman in the booth w/ Castig is kind of cute.

Each grew up a fan of the rival team, by virtue of their hometown, so there was some amusing ribbing. And believe it or not, Waldman knows how to criticize NYY when she's out of the booth.

But fear not, I will say no more kind things about her so you will not have to shoot me.

redsock said...

3-4-3 groundout!

redsock said...

i think blogger is back!

redsock said...

Waldman knows how to criticize NYY when she's out of the booth

She knows who signs her checks.

You can tell us if she starts crying, though.

redsock said...

has morgan said byrd could be our #3?

L-girl said...

Waldman: Here's a question for you and it's coming straight from the Yankees clubhouse. Who's the catcher in the playoffs?

Castig, without a moment's hesitation: Victor Martinez. I think that's obvious. There hasn't been an announcement to that effect, but there's no doubt. [etc etc]

redsock said...

yeah he's the main man, but i'm worried about any tek start. once in a ds or 2 times in a cs would be horrible.

L-girl said...

But it's not a charity event. It's just an extended Verizon ad. I've heard the promos for it for weeks ("the Verizon switch") and have not heard any mention of charity.

L-girl said...

yeah he's the main man, but i'm worried about any tek start. once in a ds or 2 times in a cs would be horrible.

I have faith in Playoff Assassin.

redsock said...

Castig: There is talk of Derek Jeter being a strong candidate for the MVP Award. I want to ask you: what the fuck is wrong with those people? They are batshit insane.

Waldman: Well, Joe, I'd like to keep my job. Let's leave it at that.

Kevin said...

Wait, did the Cactus just throw out a runner!?!

redsock said...

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS, OF ALL THE DRAMATIC THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN ............

L-girl said...

OB just came back from the Sterling booth, and he's imitating him a bit. They're making fun of Sterling's HR calls.

L-girl said...

Hey!! Happy Birthday Johnny Pesky!! Number 90

redsock said...

I missed the CS.

Cano got shot by a sniper halfway to second and Seabass walked over and tagged him, right?

redsock said...

past a ranging jeter!

redsock said...

why has espn shown the dp like 38 times?

Kevin said...

Oh, look, a home run to right field in Yankee Stadium.

Because we haven't seen that 30 billion times already this season.

Maxwell Horse said...

The Yankee bias in this broadcast is ridiculous. Have they spent even 10 seconds yet talking about the Sox? About the only comlimentary thing said about the Sox so far was when they said, "He's back!" about Varitek's hit. And I'm fairly certain that was sarcasm, so it doesn't really count.

redsock said...

dong - that pitch was grooved. jeez.

how about *we* hit some out there?

redsock said...

The Yankee bias in this broadcast is ridiculous.

And NYY fans will tell you they are over-the-top biased in favour of the Red Sox.

redsock said...

They say the same thing about McMoron. It's insane.

redsock said...

was that spike lee with that ugly-ass cap?

s1c said...

Need Detroit to win that division, cause you know the twinkies would just roll over for the MFY's.

s1c said...

was that spike lee with that ugly-ass cap?

Yes

redsock said...

So the only black people there are Spike and U. Bolt?

L-girl said...

Don't forget god.

I assume he's god, since his son walks on water.

redsock said...

does espn have a camera trained on everyone in the mfy dugout?

redsock said...

if ci's parents were there, espn would have a split screen of them in a little box in the corner of the screen for the entire game.

"oh look, derek jeter's mom has something in one of her eyes. it might an eyelash. you can see where jeter gets his calm eyes."

L-girl said...

You all need to turn off ESPN and listen to the radio. This game is not worth having a stroke over.

redsock said...

i am happily watching espn on mute.

L-girl said...

But their camera work is driving you nuts!

redsock said...

it's not, actually. just being silly.

L-girl said...

Yeah right.

s1c said...

wow, William Safire died.

Kevin said...

HA! Fuck you Swisher!

L-girl said...

OUT! Sit, mfer.

s1c said...

Wow, Morgan got one right!!!

L-girl said...

wow, William Safire died.

I guess I should be nice, huh?

Ish said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

That is all.

Maxwell Horse said...

Wow, I'm surprised Morgan backed the Sox on the Swisher play (him leaving 2nd early).

s1c said...

I liked his language columns.

L-girl said...

I liked his language columns, too.

redsock said...

damn - missed it doing something else.

L-girl said...

Telling that no one argued - not Swisher, not Girardi.

redsock said...

replay showed he did not leave early.

redsock said...

pls remember that before you say the sox never get calls against the nyy (/l-girl)

L-girl said...

Ha ha, very good. However, the radio guys said that the replay angle is bad. Do you agree?

redsock said...

no. they had a perfect dead on shot. and assuming it was synched up correctly with lbj's catch, he very clearly did not leave early. no doubt about it.

L-girl said...

Cool! :)

redsock said...

strange that the 3B coach did not say anything. and girardi did not come out to "fire up" his team...

redsock said...

saito in.

L-girl said...

Yay Byrd! More like that, pls.

redsock said...

maybe he *is* our 3rd starter!

redsock said...

how the fuck do you not stop that?

Kevin said...

Cactusballa

redsock said...

move your goddamn body, cactus. christ

redsock said...

you make a half-assed try with the glove like that when no one is on, not guys on 1st and 2nd.

Kevin said...

Shit

L-girl said...

crap
crap
crap

Kevin said...

If the fucking Cactus blocks that ball, at most one run scores, maybe not even that.

Kevin said...

Tek: don't call for the fucking high fastball. The only person who consistently swings at it is YOU.

meuniermr said...

The Patriots beat the Falcons, we are in danger of not making the playoffs if we lose this game. I don't want to see something like losing 2 to the Jays and get into crunch time against the Spiders.

L-girl said...

ram ram up

L-girl said...

we are in danger of not making the playoffs if we lose this game

bullshit

redsock said...

at least tek won't be up for awhile, he struck out to end the last inning

L-girl said...

I'd like to win this game so NYY doesn't celebrate winning the division today, with us there. And because who the fuck wants to get swept by the Yankees AGAIN.

Other than that, this game does not affect our post-season spot.

redsock said...

BP says we have a 99.97% chance to win the WC. ... But feel free to worry, if you must.

meuniermr said...

The magic number is not going down but the number of games to play is, seems simple to me. Texas is winning again, what if they go on a streak to end the season?

redsock said...

they can win all their games and still lose. all we have to do is go 3-5.

redsock said...

and i don't see texas sweeping 4 from the angels.

redsock said...

if texas loses even one game next week, we can lose this game and go 2-5 and still win the card.

L-girl said...

what if they go on a streak to end the season?

What if a big meteor hits New England tomorrow???? OMG

meuniermr said...

Oh, I thought we had to win and they had to lose at the same time.

redsock said...

any number of red sox wins and/or rangers losses (on any day) totalling 3 - clinch!

redsock said...

so even if we go 0-8 and the rangers lose any 3 games = we win.

Jake of All Trades said...

What if a big meteor hits New England tomorrow???? OMG

We'd be awarded the wildcard in a meteor shortened season ;)

redsock said...

phillips: "jeter helped the yankees take the lead back in the sixth by leading off and making that all-important first out."

redsock said...

CI PARENTS!!!!!!!!

drink !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

We'd be awarded the wildcard in a meteor shortened season ;)

I like it! :)

Can we look forward to huge signs in the playoffs? We Are All New Englanders Today...

L-girl said...

CI PARENTS!!!!!!!!

Toldja

redsock said...

Do we win the East if the Yankees charter goes down?

meuniermr said...

I'm dyslexic with math no wonder I missed that.

redsock said...

jetes leads the league with opposite field hits -- i'm sure that will surprise jere.

redsock said...

However, if the Yankees plane is hijacked and flown into the Sears Tower, they get awarded the next 15 World Series titles posthumously.

And the name of the sport is changed to "jeterball".

redsock said...

I was telling L this morning:

"Can you imagine if Jeter died of a disease and it became known for decades as "Derek Jeter's disease"? We'd lose our collective shit."

And Jere's head would literally explode!

L-girl said...

I believe that is one instance where "literally" is not hyperbole.

meuniermr said...

Will Youk be replaced in the field next inning? Sunset in NY was 4:38, meaning Yom Kippur started.

L-girl said...

Hm, good question. Is he observant?

And we have to know where Gabe Kapler is, too.

I'm at work, but I'm not a good Jew. And my mom is at Outback eating steak! We had a good laugh over that.

meuniermr said...

Oops its 6:35. I didn't expect the current time to be on that page.

redsock said...

let's hope coke adds life (and runs) to our offense.

redsock said...

maybe yook can hit a kosher dong next inning.

L-girl said...

"They have a nice steak, a huge salad and a baked potato for $10.99, and the steak is good! And it won't be crowded on Yom Kippur, I'm going!"

And you have to say "Yom Kippur" as "yahm kipper". It's quite amusing.

L-girl said...

4:35 did seem early!

redsock said...

At B-Ref, every player page is named with the first 5 letters of a player's last name and the first two letters of his first name.

But they altered that pattern (for the only time, I believe) for Youkilis.

meuniermr said...

Sunset in Arlington TX is 7:17, they are at the top 7th.

Kevin said...

Fuck

Fucking cheap-ass home run

L-girl said...

crap dong

meuniermr said...

There is no Sunday Night Baseball tonight. Fuck you whipped boy.

L-girl said...

But they altered that pattern (for the only time, I believe) for Youkilis.

Took me a minute.

L-girl said...

We're watching the Sunday night game right now.

Kevin said...

You know what really sucks? The fucking Cactus is due up third next inning.

If Tito doesn't PH for him I may go insane.

redsock said...

It was the usual way for quite awhile, but someone finally pointed it out to the guy who runs the site.

meuniermr said...

Well who is the best fastball hitter on the bench?

meuniermr said...

I'm expecting Rocco.

redsock said...

if the first 2 go quietly, i assume he'll bat.

L-girl said...

I am SO happy I don't have TV.

redsock said...

Against the 'bat, anything is possible.

L-girl said...

Against the 'bat, anything is possible.

Not really.

Jere said...

I got here just in time to see the now-deleted comment. I have to admit I've been having visions of plane crashes myself.

I think it has to just be a joke at this point with the Jeter shots. Miller talking about A-Rod's third base replacement from earlier in the year--cut to Jeter in dugout! Teixeira hits home run, cut to Jeter in dugout! I think these producers are just playing a drinking game. There's no way you could really think Jeter has something to do with any of this stuff.

L-girl said...

Gee, some trolls have no sense of humour :)

Kevin said...

Fire on base!

MUST FUCKING PINCH HIT!!!

Dr. Jeff said...

The floodgates are open.

meuniermr said...

V-Mart.

Dr. Jeff said...

Nice job going with Victor here.

Kevin said...

V-Mart PHing

L-girl said...

Nice move going with moderation too!

L-girl said...

hahahahahahaha

Kevin said...

V-Mart is AWESOME

redsock said...

jere - go back to see the comment where i said your head would explode?

... though talking about exploding heads is sick sick sick!!!

L-girl said...

ah, the streak is dead. it was a great run, vmart!

Kevin said...

Ugh

Two out

Lyndon, make Laura proud

redsock said...

L-B-J
L-B-J
L-B-J
L-B-J
L-B-J

Kevin said...

ah, the streak is dead. it was a great run, vmart!

Not yet if we get to extras

L-girl said...

oh man that would be awesome.

Jere said...

I along with the rest of the world wondered what Jeter was doing on that Cano error. And ESPN came through. Now I know. He stood there. Thank you, ESPN.

meuniermr said...

Penis.

L-girl said...

quick you guys, turn your TVs off, hit a different window on your computer.

Kevin said...

Dammit

DAMMITDAMMITDAMMITDAMMITDAMMIT!!!!!!!

Dr. Jeff said...

Was really looking forward to ONE win in this series. The red sox pitching was not horrible, but the lack of offense was depressing. Those bats better come alive against LAA.

redsock said...

TBR: 000 000 0
TEX: 020 030 0

... rut roh!

Kevin said...

Tampa just tied it up!

redsock said...

TBR: 000 000 033
TEX: 020 030 01

still batting - top 9

redsock said...

... our old friend F. Francisco to the rescue once again.

Kevin said...

Has GDGD frozen or are they still in the middle of a pitching change?

Jere said...

I heard Staats say TB took the lead 7-6! But I can't confirm as my mlb.tv is effed up and the box still says 6-6.

Kevin said...

The box score on MSNBC has Tampa ahead, 7-6, bottom 9 with 2 outs.

redsock said...

frozen for me and i gave up

now TB 8-6?

redsock said...

7-6, bot 9

TBR: 000 000 034
TEX: 020 030 01

redsock said...

2 outs to go for:

magic # 2

Kevin said...

I still have it as 7-6

Chris Davis batting with a full count.

Kevin said...

Davis walked, Julio Borbon PHing

Kevin said...

Tampa wins!

redsock said...

2 out BB

redsock said...

TBR: 000 000 034 - 7 11 0
TEX: 020 030 010 - 6 7 1

redsock said...

We can clinch tomorrow night if we beat the Jays and LAA beats Texas.

Jere said...

This is so freakin awesome, since I have tix to tomorrow night--it went from no chance of seeing a clinch because the clinch would happen well before then, to, no chance of a clinch because the magic # still STILL be 3, to now having a chance to see a clinch again thanks to the TAMPA BAY RAYS!!! Who'da thought we'd be rooting for them in late Sept. this year.....

Jere said...

Except that that game won't end until well after ours. Oh well....