September 14, 2007

G148: Yankees 8, Red Sox 7

There are people who think baseball is boring.
Yankees - 000 101 060 - 8 12 2
Red Sox - 011 302 000 - 7 13 2

Time of Game: 4:43
It was more than a bit odd that while Okajima melted down, Tito had only Papelbon up in the pen. Especially, since he went straight to Timlin in the 6th to put out a fire.

Jeemer came in with a 5-2 lead in the seventh and a man on base. Francona was managing the pen exactly right -- bringing in the best guys with the game on the line, completely ignoring what inning they have been "assigned" in the past. But he should have had another arm up -- MDC or Gagne -- alongside Bot.

It doesn't sound like Francona talked about this too much in the post-game interview (according to commenters). On a surface level, his explanation makes sense -- who would expect Jeemer and Bot to give up six runs before recording an out? Anyone wanna bet how long it'll be before that happens again?

But considering his decisions to call on with Timlin and Okajimna, I expected Francona to not be caught with his pants down in the eighth.

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Lineups are in comments.

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Andy Pettitte (3.78, 115 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.44, 103 ERA+)


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David said...

excuses!!!

redsock said...

now remy saying that clemens turned the clubhouse around.

don: his ERA not what yankees expected.

remy: well when did they turn their season around? when he showed up. maybe he did more than we know.

yeah, maybe. go sell a shirt, jerry.

redsock said...

E-HGH!

L-girl said...

yup, must be something wrong with the grass. or the dirt. or the air. all these yankee errors! must be a problem with fenway, right?

these guys are outdoing themselves tonight!

David said...

dusty says it's the rough infield

Lord Lynch said...

Dusty believes in no ra ra.

He also believes in busting young arms.

Another Sut stammer.

redsock said...

Pettitte's pitch count ... rising ...

70+

Lord Lynch said...

Eyes really fading people.

I'm not looking forward to October. My sleep will go to hell.

L-girl said...

It would be very hard to be a baseball fan in the UK.

redsock said...

NESN now has some car racers talking with Tina.

Yawn -- and STFU!!!

redsock said...

I assume Amy and her smarter daughter are enjoying their evening.

L-girl said...

shit, dice-k's sharp stuff didn't last long

Lord Lynch said...

Here is the Dice-K bad innings.

redsock said...

Oops. Amy didn't like that.

ish said...

Dice K, up up up up up up. Leaving pitches up. No good.

Lord Lynch said...

Yankees farm system, blah blah blah.

David said...

Oh, btw, the red sox have some pretty good young players.

L-girl said...

right. let's discuss rebuilding vs reloading.

omg these guys are so dumb.

and on top of everything, sutcliffe has to say everything as if it's the most important sentence on earth.

ish said...

They said the double over Jacoby's head was a play that you wouldn't see in AAA or AA. That Jorge Posada is a man. Shut up. Balls get hit hard to center in AAA. There are power guys in AAA. Don't give me this man crap. Jacoby's got (dice K, up up up up up) center field at Fenway Park to patrol. 420 into the triangle, Posada probably hit his double 390... give him time to get acclimated to the outfield at Fenway.

Shut up about this Jorge's a man crap.

redsock said...

Remy says in Dice's bad innings, when the game speeds up, and Dice speeds up with it and gets in trouble.

Why doesn't Tek go out and get him to relax and slow him down?

Bray said...

can someone explain to me why tito did not bench him? seriously. take a week off, get your shit together, come back.
put in bucholz, or tavarez even?

L-girl said...

maybe captain tangible will hit a walkoff tonight for amy and her smart daughter

L-girl said...

nice K!

Lord Lynch said...

Now a double play would help, eh?

David said...

no credit to dice

ish said...

Almost all of Dice-K's pitches have been up this inning, so what does 'Tek do? He stands up and calls for high heat.

Good heater from Dice-K, but he's gotta throw more of his pitches. He threw a changeup earlier that was a foot outside because he hadn't been throwing it in awhile (I'm assuming), but you keep at it. He had a beautiful hook early in the game. Now it's fastball, hanging slider, the occasional hook. Now it's heat, heat, heat, heat.

L-girl said...

oh man ish, am I glad I didn't hear that. sounds pukeworthy.

Lord Lynch said...

That's nice. Lugo comes up!!!!

redsock said...

"matsuzaka must be using a trick baseball to strike out a he-man like cano. or the lights are low here in fenway. yeah, the lights."

L-girl said...

DP! Very nice.

Now let's get some runs to help the guy out.

redsock said...

DP!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh it's that chewed up Fenway infield again.

redsock said...

so they were mixing up the pitches earlier -- and now not? why not?

Lord Lynch said...

You have to be a certain type of ex-player or jock to come up with the nonsense they do, redsock.

As the clock nears 2 a.m. in pleasantly clear London Town.

L-girl said...

It's Kelty Being Manny!

L-girl said...

Tigers 1 Twins 0 in the 5th

redsock said...

Almost all of Dice-K's pitches have been up this inning, so what does 'Tek do? He stands up and calls for high heat.

I think Tek gets twisted around in reverse psychology sometimes.

Or he thinks NO ONE can hit a high fastball.

L-girl said...

That's my boy again!!

2 for 2 and we have 2 on and no outs! LOVE IT

redsock said...

"18 minute wait for pettitte"

LYNDON!!!!

SoSock said...

Wow!
Nice DP!
Checking in between innings, watching the game with a friend Nice start by Lugie

Lord Lynch said...

Ellsbury moves nearer to .400

redsock said...

i would love a post-season without these dolts slobbering all over the MFY.

though even if nyy stayed home, they'd spend half the time talking about them and "what went wrong" and how they are still better than the teams in the playoffs.

L-girl said...

lbj = 12 game hit streak

Lord Lynch said...

Lugo. Please. Why?

Up to you Pedroia...

L-girl said...

LBJ safe at 2nd!!!!

What, Jeter missed him?

Lord Lynch said...

Get back in your box, nose picker.

Gold Glove for Jeter.

David said...

why would they interrupt a tribute to damon with this nonsense?

redsock said...

Lyndon beats the pickoff!!!!!!!!

ish said...

First, Ellsbury legs out a routine grounder in his first at-bat. Then a few games later he goes from second to home on a wild pitch. And tonight, Sir Lyndon steals in PLAIN VIEW of Andy Pettitte, who throws over and they have him picked off, but he OUTRAN the pick-off!

FUCK YEAH WITH THE FUCK YEAH!!!!!

nick said...

GODDDDDAAAAAMNNNNN!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

Dustin.

Rookie of the Year.

The End.

L-girl said...

YEAH!!!! 4-1 and everyone is safe! Still only 1 out!!!!

Dice K bridge jumpers, jump off, who needs you!

redsock said...

FUCKING FUCK YEAH!!!

throw that ball around yanks!!!!

L-girl said...

Peewee is ROY for sure

Here comes Papi!

ish said...

Damon, the one that got away.

Bahahahaha. Idiot.

I still think the one who got away, in my opinion, was Orlando Cabrera.

But that's another story for another time.

I like Dave O'Brien on the radio working with Joe Castiglione, but when he's on ESPN, god help us!

Lord Lynch said...

Time to warm up the stiffs....

L-girl said...

And Papi says SHIFT THIS!

redsock said...

Look, it's Big Game Andy!!!

Maybe Pettitte should start working out in fucking December.

Lord Lynch said...

Dead pull over the monster please.

I demand it.

David said...

Why is toronto on that graphic?

L-girl said...

I don't miss Damon (as if) but I sure as hell don't miss O-Cab. I prefer players who can hit.

DOCTOR! 5-1

NICE!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

But a f-up by Pettitte is very nice.

Big game Andy.

redsock said...

so is there dead silence in the espn booth? :>)

redsock said...

woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bring out the shovels.

it's time to bury the dead.

westcoastsox said...

Company is here, but just popped by to say WOOT! LBJ! Ortizzle my babizzle, fo shizzle. Never mind - back to drinking

David said...

No silence. Fatigue to blame for not getting the ground ball this time.

L-girl said...

"so is there dead silence in the espn booth?"

as my grandmother would have said, we should be so lucky

redsock said...

tigers 1, twins 0 after 3.

go deee-troit.

Lord Lynch said...

2 more innings Sutcliffe?

91 pitches already. I reckon he'll go 6!!!!!!

Colin said...

That's my boy Dusty! That's the motherfucking Rookie of the Year right there!

Props to Ortiz and Lowell as well for their not-surprising owning of Yankee defense.

L-girl said...

come on yook, do it for the new year! wish us all a shana tova!

L-girl said...

"That's the motherfucking Rookie of the Year right there!"

I gotta remember to call him Fuck-Yeah instead of Peewee. He'd probably like it better.

L-girl said...

One two three, all together now:
PASSEBALLA!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

Jeter. The Gold Glove Winner.

I had that on ESPN Bingo.

redsock said...

why is everyone talking about wang as a cy young candidate?

only because of win-loss record.

as nesn says he's not in the top ten in ERA -- you know, allowing runs, the thing that's kinda important for pitchers.

L-girl said...

All these Yankee Es. I guess they're cursed tonight.

redsock said...

PASSEDBALLA!!!!!
PASSEDBALLA!!!!!
PASSEDBALLA!!!!!
PASSEDBALLA!!!!!
PASSEDBALLA!!!!!

hahahahahaha

Lord Lynch said...

Now they are tired.

Excuses are being regularly served up...

redsock said...

now this -- THIS is slow hook.

L-girl said...

ESPN Bingo, nose picker, you are cracking me up Lord L.

SoSock said...

Sutliffe making excuses for the Yankees - "You have to wonder what time they got in last night"

Lord Lynch said...

You lot, as well as a 5-1 lead are keeping me awake.

Glad a Brit is accepted here!

Colin said...

What the hell? That wasn't even Drew's fault! Good call ump, 2 balls called 2 strikes...that's a good eye.

redsock said...

Pettitte PC: 17-31-23 30 = 101

wow.

David said...

It was 3:30. Just in case anyone cares.

Colin said...

One more thing, why is Dane Cook representing MLB playoffs? He's hilariously unfunny.

Lord Lynch said...

2:20 in the UK.

A-Rod is the MVP so STFU.

Here comes my mate Jeter. No mention of Mr Clutch yet....

Lord Lynch said...

But not the best team in the AL, with their best player, though!!!!

Sutcliffe. Your use of logic kills me.

Lord Lynch said...

Bye Bye Jeter.

You can do one.

I get more aggresive when over-tired.

nick said...

jesus christ! Why the fuck do they insist on having these guys in to ramble the fuck on about whatfuckingever? There are so many sports shows on -- talk about it then. There's a baseball game on right now.

SoSock said...

on yook, do it for the new year! wish us all a shana tova!

BTW - I haven't been here since Wed. to say - How about Papi ringing in the New Year with that 1st walk-off! Got home from R-H service just in time to see it on the Sportscenter highlights. Must have happened about 2 hours into 5768

redsock said...

CI whines to the ump.

nick said...

pardon the outburst. Stuff drives me nuts.

L-girl said...

nick, no apology needed, we're all with you there.

i HATE when remy (or any announcer) goes on about college basketball or - worst of all - the NFL during a game.

Sir Jahmez said...

ESPN is based in southern CT, hmmm wonder who they pull for..."I think both MVPs will be in NY"

redsock said...

Twins up 2-1 now in the 4th.

Hey Tigers, we're helping you out here. Take advantage!

Lord Lynch said...

He pitched a woeful 4th and dodged a bullet Dusty.

Memory should not be over-riden by hyperbole.

L-girl said...

come on, dice... get the big K right here...

nick said...

adding to my frustration is that my laptop screen keeps going black and I have to keep letting it sleep and waking up until the next random time it goes black.

Anyhow, 4 up!

redsock said...

"I think both MVPs will be in NY"

Okay.

So?

Does that make a difference in the playoffs?

Are you brain dead?

Hello?

L-girl said...

SIT DOWN!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

Stop pouting and f*** off you fraud.

K Dice-K.

redsock said...

so we gonna see some buchholz tonight? he was talked about as getting innings if dice bombed. maybe he can go a couple tonight.

Jere said...

How are A-Rod and Jeter complaining about those third strikes?

redsock said...

right down the heart of the plate.

backwards k-rod!

SoSock said...

DICE !!!!
Getting stronger as we go.
This could not get much better

Colin said...

Wow...turns out Dice-K owns A-Rod. "Yatta!" says Matsuzaka on the inside.

Sir Jahmez said...

Redsock - I was quoting ESPN, not making my own comment about the MVP thing - I love seeing Slappy pout - it makes my year.

Lord Lynch said...

So people. Tell me about this stiff the enemy have brought in?

redsock said...

jose veras in for mfy

Ben said...

Wow, just got home. When I left, it was 2-1. I see things have improved! So nice to see Dice holding it together. I almost feel like a proud parent!

redsock said...

Pettitte: 4-9-5-2-5, 101.

24 batters in 4 innings.

14 of 24 batters reached base.

L-girl said...

Sir Jahmez, I think Redsock was answering ESPN, not you.

Lord L, what's to tell, he's a nobody.

L-girl said...

14 of 24 batters reach base, now that's a big game pitcher.

Jere said...

"ESPN is based in southern CT, hmmm wonder who they pull for..."

Hey!

So, interviews with hockey guys trail interviews with car racing guys 2-1. Maybe during those they could put up a shot of MLB Gameday very small in the bottom right during those!

Lord Lynch said...

Surely you mean, L-girl, one of the great arms in the awesome majestic Yankee farm system.

redsock said...

jose veras

26 yo.

pitched in 12 games (11 innings) for nyy last year (first ml season)

faced tampa on sept 2

this is his second game this year

redsock said...

yes, talking to the numbnuts at espn.

L-girl said...

Surely you mean, L-girl, one of the great arms in the awesome majestic Yankee farm system.

Oh yes. Either that or a nobody. I get those two things mixed up.

redsock said...

before last year, veras had been in the minors since 1998.

nick said...

That's it! the kid is dead to me. a K! He's useless. he's in a slump. that was it. we saw everything he had. he's exhausted. His eyes are made of wood and his bat is flabby. dunfer.

or whatever.

Lord Lynch said...

F*ck me. Is Jabba that good you have to mention hm every 5 minutes? Has Cy Young been reincarnated?

The farm system. Enough said.

Where's Chase Wright when you need him?

L-girl said...

you gotta lay it on thick so even i know you're joking :)

L-girl said...

she almost called jacoby joba (whoever she is w/ espn), but at least half the story was about joba

they're both native americans

Amy said...

Good evening, all. I saw the comment about my family having to put up with me, given our lead (in the Division, and as it turns out, in the game!)---true, true. I am sure they would agree. But it turns out we got stuck in traffic and got here just now (the Cape, that is), so I was listening in the car where it was just my husband, my daughter (the Sox fan) and me. So I was safe after all anyway.

nick said...

Dice hasn't been so strong that I'm not surprised they left him in this inning. uh, got that?

PASATH

L-girl said...

passedballa getting better at age 36, has never been on the disabled list, "hall of famers usually slowing down by now"... hmmm, guys what aren't you saying there...??

Lord Lynch said...

Dusty will pitch him another 2 innings.

Bray said...

ok. dice-k. thank you. goodnight.
let him leave with the game, build a little confidence...gimme some clay.

L-girl said...

Hi Amy, glad you got to hear the game so far on the radio. Your husband's going to be unhappy when this weekend ends, oh, too bad...

Lord Lynch said...

And at quarter to three I am calling it quits.

I'll try to pay a visit tomorrow as we get the Fox coverage.

Thanks for an entertaining evening people.

Night night.

L-girl said...

G'night, Lord L! Enjoy the weekend.

David said...

Dusty just said he is still throwing good. At the beginning of the inning he said he had nothing left.

thatdietcokegirl said...

yah see ya lata juicy fruit.

(not a gay reference)

L-girl said...

It takes a serious fan (or an insomniac) to follow baseball from the UK.

redsock said...

yeah, and the sox have no one coming up.

they *could* present this as the beginning of a new era of the rivalry with so many good prosepcts coming up to battle each other, which is a great and exciting angle, but no ....

Sir Jahmez said...

ESPN says Dice-K is done and then he strikes out Giambi. Hmmm...could you be any more biased? He's still adjusting to time zones? WTF? I'm just waiting for the dissing Manny comment like every ESPN or Orioles broadcast.

L-girl said...

re juicy fruit, IIRC, one of HGH's old nicknames was Gee I Am Bi.

Not that there's anything wrong with it (I'm one to talk) but the last name is just begging for it!

redsock said...

so maybe dumbo could hook tek up with his doctor? perhaps?

L-girl said...

I'm just waiting for the dissing Manny comment like every ESPN or Orioles broadcast.

I've been waiting all night, since Dave O'Brien hates Manny. But Manny's not in the lineup, and they're so busy making excuses for the Yankees, they don't have time for MUMS.

nick said...

(not a gay reference)

That's a very useful phrase.

"I burned my fingers steaming spinach (not a gay reference)."

Bray said...

i guess the coaches are really concerned about dice-k and fatigue. 113 pitches. 61 strikes 54 balls.

Amy said...

Yeah, not that I want my husband to be sad....BUT I love that the Sox are winning

L-girl said...

steamed spinach! i forgot about the steamed spinach. thanks nick.

our spinach steamer is at the game tonight.

redsock said...

trust me, laura, every espn and fox announcer has always been like this when it comes to ther nyy and sox. every one.

L-girl said...

amy, he's had so much happiness from his team. you have a long way to go to catch up.

Amy said...

Perhaps this has already been discussed, but with all this talk about Dice K relying on his fastball too much, I am surprised no one has blamed Tek (though I would hate to see that), but doesn't he call the pitches, or has Dice K been shaking him off?

Amy said...

NO WALKS!

L-girl said...

who's coming in w/ the bases loaded?

redsock said...

don't be walking the dud. jesus.

redsock said...

TIMLIN?

oh fucking frag.

nick said...

That's just what I didn't want to see. Pull him out before the jam when he's that close. Oh great...white flag.

"a surprise with the red sox on top [only] five to one."

but no...no need to be mean.

Bray said...

timlin???

Amy said...

No Grady Little move tonight. Francona not taking any chances.

ish said...

Never an ESPN telecast without the Steroid issue being brought up!

L-girl said...

trust me, laura, every espn and fox announcer has always been like this when it comes to ther nyy and sox. every one.

???

ish said...

Timlin's been pretty decent for 1 or 2 outs. He seems to have trouble with that third out, so we'll see what happens here.

Big AB here.

L-girl said...

Ack! Amy, don't even type his name here.

Timlin with the bases loaded, the LAST thing we want to see. (Sorry Jere.)

Jere said...

Timlin: You guys' Drew.

L-girl said...

I did forget that Damon doesn't hit Timlin at all. But I do hate to see White Flag in with MOB.

SoSock said...

ESPN came very prepared with all their reasons why the Yankees are kicking RS ass. They're not sure what to do since that's not what's happening

thatdietcokegirl said...

-huff- that last pitch change-up was so close.

re juicy fruit, IIRC, one of HGH's old nicknames was Gee I Am Bi.

Not that there's anything wrong with it (I'm one to talk) but the last name is just begging for it!


oh totally. (i would love it if he was bi tho. haha;))
iirc?

wait, steamed spinach? i feel so un-gay right now. ;//

redsock said...

this is either a totally moron move by tito bringing in white flag or it's brilliant as he is not fucking around at all with this game and going right to his better arms in the 6th.

i can't figure out which it is.

it might be good. i think.

redsock said...

noodle 2-for-20 v timlin

L-girl said...

I've had a lot more experience with Timlin than these Drew-bashers have had w/ Drew.

Bray said...

only timlin will tell

SoSock said...

Noodle arm - no power without his hair?

Jere said...

I've seen Drew's entire AL career. It ain't pretty.

Jere said...

Damon's second BULLSHIT hit of the night

L-girl said...

tdcg:

IIRC - if i recall correctly

steamed spinach - I think you weren't here that night. tim burned his fingers steaming spinach. we were all like, you wha... it became a thing.

and lastly

I'd love to find out any mlb player was bi and OUT. that's the key. we know lots of guys are on the down-low, but who's gonna be the first to step out?

Jere said...

Me and my girlfriend are singing al the songs Yankee Stadium would be playing right now for that run. "You all ready for this?"

redsock said...

fucking squibber.

timlin: get ci and that'll be that. good night's work. you can go kill 3 animals.

Amy said...

Come on, Timlin----ONE OUT!

Sorry about the GL faux pas...

nick said...

fark.

amy: in wed. game thread tim made that comment quite literally. redsock mentioned it would be a fine multi-purpose quote...I dragged it out here.

redsock said...

CI - 1 for his last 16.

must be a typo.

i think he's 18 for his last 16.

L-girl said...

amy, i didn't mean to pick on you. we usually type his name with $%?^! thrown in.

westcoastsox said...

Please don't let A-rod get up this inning...

thatdietcokegirl said...

steamed spinach - I think you weren't here that night. tim burned his fingers steaming spinach. we were all like, you wha... it became a thing.

lol. ok it's all clear now...kinda? haha ;p

yeah i'm sure there's lots of boylove going on behind the scenes. its a tough climate (maybe the toughest) to come out in. but..i have faith it'll happen someday soon :))

meanwhile jetahh is such a pita.

nick said...

I would be quite happy to see the end of this inning.

Amy said...

"amy: in wed. game thread tim made that comment quite literally. redsock mentioned it would be a fine multi-purpose quote...I dragged it out here."

Where is the quote? About Tek? I figured I didn't have an original thought on that one.

redsock said...

reynolds faked out by the patented jack knife ass jut.

David said...

How was this jam "Timlin's making"?

thatdietcokegirl said...

whew.

Amy said...

YES! K! Jeter blows a clutch opportunity...amazing.

Jere said...

I love that play! When you drop the third strike with bases loaded, two out, and you just pick it up and touch the plate.

L-girl said...

"mike timlin, a little better than the yankee captain"

says dave o'brien

i do not like mike timlin, but i will agree with that!

nick said...

ugly swing.

oh great...I'm into nuggets. (not a gay reference)

westcoastsox said...

Yes!

Bray said...

thank god!!!

redsock said...

K

capt (1 for last 17) going down with his ship.

wow -- could tell it was ball 4, then jeter swung at it!!!, and tek steps on the base for the FC.

westcoastsox said...

Only 180 comments to go, and 3 innings...

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh great...I'm into nuggets. (not a gay reference)

stop ;p

L-girl said...

who's our guy who always complains about the sox LOB? yankees have left the bases loaded twice.

nick said...

had we established the most comments in a game thread?

god..it felt like that last half innning was really long.

Bray said...

LUGO!
keep the momentum DP!!

L-girl said...

amy, nick was answering tdcg's question, but somehow it got addressed to you, and now we are all totally confused.

Jere said...

Tigers up 4-2!!!!!

redsock said...

amy is right -- tito going for the fucking throat.

that noodle chop shoulda been the out, but it found a spot to land. then the tangible k.

(timlin better be done, though)

L-girl said...

thanks jere! go tigers!!!

(go DEEtroit as sutcliffe says.)

Jere said...

"who's our guy who always complains about the sox LOB?"

I'll fill in for him if necessary.

redsock said...

who's our guy who always complains about the sox LOB?

all of us? :>)

might be nixon33.

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