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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Joe Grav said...

bull

ish said...

I wouldn't be surprised to see replay indicate he was safe though.

Zenslinger said...

Sheee-yit. CS of our own. Oh, well.

A Conformer said...

Was he safe?

Joe Grav said...

2o1

efd said...

YES avoids showing replay from a decent angle... he still looked safe even on the one they showed.

Lord Lynch said...

I thought they got him to be fair.

Kay still makes me want to visit my latrine.

ish said...

Oh yeah he was definitely safe.

The bag moved before the tag was applied.

tim said...

bullshit!

redsock said...

very safe, though remy good on ellsbury looking back to the plate and getting slightly off line.

ish said...

Although Ellsbury didn't make the call easy for the ump.

Lord Lynch said...

Cora practices a double play. Like it.

nixon33 said...

judging by LBJs reaction, im guessing he was really safe. that looked like honest disbelief.
bang bang play, but he looked stunned.

redsock said...

noticed that too, lord - maybe trying to trick the ump -- he's EINSTEIN!

ish said...

I do think Molina is probably the biggest competition to run against for Ellsbury.

Joe Grav said...

LLLLLLLLLLLESTER

Lord Lynch said...

This time next week, I'll be in New England... can't wait.

Just thought I'd throw that in while the bottom of the MFY line-up wastes 5 minutes of my life.

ish said...

You know what they say about bad outings... You can tell a lot about a pitcher by how he fares the next time out after a terrible outing.

A Conformer said...

Lester could definitely go 7, if he keeps this up.

Zenslinger said...

Lester's pitch count is 85-57; 7 K's.

nixon33 said...

they should tip giambi upside down and use his womb broom for the sweep!

efd said...

and for the first time since last Friday a Yankee starter returns to the mound at the top of the sixth.

ish said...

Jeter showing his EXTENSIVE range there.

nixon33 said...

ha yes has the split screen of miserable cashman/girardi.

redsock said...

JUST out of the reach of captain molasses.

Joe Grav said...

my feelings right now are best reflected by the lyrics of a song from my youth:

"Yankees suck
Yankees really suck
Yankees really really suck"

L-girl said...

This time next week, I'll be in New England... can't wait.

Cool! Fenway? (If you already said, I missed it.)

ish said...

Tito: "Pedroia hit a ball out to left (at Camden Yards) that he said was a home run. I didn't see it. I didn't go out to argue. Petey said I was yawning. I wasn't yawning..."

L-girl said...

All our avatars should gang up and beat up Nix's avatar.

nixon33 said...

ha just hear tito doing a bigelow tea spot on wfan. WTF? ha

L-girl said...

Joe, I used to sing a similar song about the Mets.

Mets suck, they suck they suck they suck, Mets suck, they suck they suck they suck...

Joe Grav said...

weak sauce, Papi. That was a good pitch.

ish said...

Torre used to do that Bigelow tea commercial.

nixon33 said...

dont know what hes complaining about. it was a good pitch

Zenslinger said...

Our Father -- Who Art in the Batter's Box -- Hit Us a Long Ball, a Big Home Run -- and Deliver Us from the Yankees -- For Thine is the Fatherhood -- and the Glory -- Forever and Ever -- Amen

Zenslinger said...

Damn, he K'ed before I finished my prayer.

redsock said...

mfy fans get to cheer for the first time in 3 days.

nixon33 said...

torre still does! they run new ads talking about him drinking it in cali! no joke.

ish said...

Ow.... That was a fastball you fuck.

Joe Grav said...

Here we go again.

redsock said...

MORE BASERUNNERS???

cool.

ish said...

I thought Torre was busy with his wheatgrass out there..

nixon33 said...

bay, go deep. please.

Joe Grav said...

Did Yook piss in the Yankees' cheerios?

L-girl said...

It's a no-brainer ad, everyone knows Torre drinks tea in the dugout.

ish said...

Here's some arguing fun... Did FY run out of the basepath?

nixon33 said...

TOTALLY MISSED HIM!

ish said...

Heh. I think he did run out of the basepath.

He was on the grass.

L-girl said...

Clearly he did.

ish said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

nixon33 said...

l-girl, but it was the first time ive ever heard tito do the spot. and i listen to a lot of FAN, weird, no?

ish said...

Pedroia's standing there like, yeah I did run out of the base path. HA!

nixon33 said...

ha that youk reaction is priceless.
"I WANT MY TOY BACK!"

redsock said...

dong sends fans into a murderous frenzy...

nixon33 said...

KOTSAY MAKE THEM PAY

ish said...

That's strange. That'd be like Joe Torre last year or Girardi this year doing a Bigelow spot on WEEI.

nixon33 said...

whats better is that tito says something like "my good friend joe torre turned me on to bigelow"

its like twisting the knife in for yanks fans.

ish said...

Don says the umpires have been heavily scrutinized on their calls in the last couple of years... Remy disagrees - he says it's been lax the last two years. Very lax.

ish said...

whats better is that tito says something like "my good friend joe torre turned me on to bigelow"

its like twisting the knife in for yanks fans.


LOVE it.

How often does the commercial play? I wonder if I could listen to WFAN online and hear that commercial.

L-girl said...

Nix, I know, that is weird. I just mean it's an obvious pitch for an ad.

Zenslinger said...

Mussina pitch count: 90-60

nixon33 said...

online they run different ads than on the air.
it was the only time ive ever heard it.

ish said...

gotcha. Some radio stations run their regular ads and some run online ads.

redsock said...

pen in good shape.

byrd went 6 - timlin took 2. only mdc probably not available.

ish said...

PAYBACK.

Zenslinger said...

Jeez, 4th HPB today.

A Conformer said...

There aren't any warnings yet, right?

nixon33 said...

is this turning into a bean ball game? (kidding)
not good lester. not the leadoff guy.

ish said...

No warnings.

L-girl said...

no warnings

remy saying there's no need, no intent, etc.

redsock said...

saying lester would not want to put on leadoff guy in 2-0 game.

yep, that's what he wants you to think!!

redsock said...

jetes did not stick his ass out far enough on that outside pitch to get a ball called.

A Conformer said...

Well, 2-0 game, no outs, breaking ball... doesn't make sense it would be intentional.

nixon33 said...

fuck. come on lester. get out of it.

ish said...

Triple play, plz. Win someone a fucking car.

ish said...

Masterson warming.

redsock said...

yeah - rosemary wants a car

L-girl said...

OUTS PLEASE

A Conformer said...

OK, Lester. You OWN the MFY. Show them who's boss.

ish said...

Hmm.

Einstein being Einstein.

redsock said...

DP + BOO time

ish said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

nixon33 said...

HAHAHAHA! AROD!

L-girl said...

don calling the boos before we hear them :)

nick said...

"fans" with the nasty boos.

A-rod's got the boo blues.

Zenslinger said...

DP + BOO time

First pitch pop out to catcher...a close second.

A Conformer said...

The famous Little Richard song: Rod, Pop & Boo.

Stefan said...

alex!

L-girl said...

HouFuckingDini!

redsock said...

There's an ace.

ish said...

Woo!!!

A Conformer said...

Lester remembering his Houdini background.

nixon33 said...

WAY TO GET OUT OF IT LESTER! WOW

Stefan said...

lester! making 'em look bad. wait, they are.

L-girl said...

the comedy they have on the trailer for the nesn comedy show is the WORST. completely not funny. and that's the trailer! i can't imagine how grim the show must be.

nixon33 said...

XAVIER NADA

ish said...

Love watching this guy pitch.

ish said...

The Sox Appeal commercials are gold, though.

ish said...

This would bring up an interesting question... Who starts Game 7?

L-girl said...

not a fan. i keep those on mute.

Zenslinger said...

Yankee fans everywhere just leaping into muddy ditches, face-planting into plates of spaghetti, and smacking themselves in the nuts with whatever is at hand.

I'm, like, tripping on schadenfreude.

SoSock said...

Woo, Woo!
Just "watched" (GDGD) Lester wriggle out of that minor jam while popping in to check on Sockette for a while. Wish I could stay :(
Great to see us ahead, tho. If we've come this far, I'm feeling pretty confident. Seeing as how we've got a pretty fresh pen after last night, ya know :) And Lord knows their pen is sucking air - BAD!
Sweet, Sweet, Sweep !

ish said...

I got that trivia question right. Last Sox 2B to hit a grand slam. Bellhorn in 2004.

L-girl said...

This would bring up an interesting question... Who starts Game 7?

Nobody. We win in four.

ish said...

How is Sockette today?

ish said...

Nobody. We win in four.

In both the LCS and WS?

L-girl said...

Zen's having fun out there. :)

SoSock said...

Sockette is OK, but not great. I'll get back to it later.
I really do have to get now.
Later!
And....Be Wicked, Lester ;>

ish said...

Respectfully, I don't see a Red Sox world series sweep this year if they're playing the Cubs. Anyone else... It's possible.

redsock said...

no, we fall behind in the ALCS 1-3 or so, then storm back.

you know, the usual.

ish said...

To go further, I think if the Cubs are in the world series, there will be seven games played. Whether it be against LAAAAAAAAA, FKR, or us.

L-girl said...

Ish, I'm not telling you my predictions. I'm just being an optimistic fan.

My thoughts on what I'm expecting, I keep to myself.

L-girl said...

Red Sox + Cubs = 1918 rematch = book promotion!

ding ding ding ding ding

ish said...

Ellsbury gets caught stealing... Cora doesn't even get a throw.

ish said...

My thoughts on what I'm expecting, I keep to myself.

It'd be interesting to hear them at some point.

ish said...

Not predicting a Red Sox world series win is not exactly pessimism.

redsock said...

ish, her contest entry may provide some light.

nixon33 said...

one other thing from last night, when i was getting on the train with the crowd, some guy was screaming, "FUCK BOOWSTON...REALLY. FUCK BOOWSTON. JUST...FUCK...BOOWSTON"

haha

L-girl said...

I don't put much stock in anyone's predictions, including my own. I just watch and hope.

Last year was an exception. What with it being inevitable and all.

ish said...

Wow. Cool catch there. Little grin on Lyndon's face there.

L-girl said...

bah. bad break.

nixon33 said...

ugh. ellsbury's reaction was funny.

ish said...

I don't put much stock in anyone's predictions, including my own. I just watch and hope.

Agree. It's still interesting to hear predictions, though. It's like anything. I believe what I believe, you believe what you believe. But neither of us is wrong until all's said and done. And who cares if one of us is wrong?

nixon33 said...

someone's getting arrested right now!

L-girl said...

Not predicting a Red Sox world series win is not exactly pessimism.

True!

Please tell that my esteemed partner.

ish said...

Chains go up at the Stadium.

redsock said...

I HOPE EVERYONE IS STAYING IN HIS OR HER SEAT FOR "GOD BLESS AMERICA"!! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GET BY THE CHAINS!!!!!!"

ish said...

This is what the chain gang do in football's offseason.

ish said...

Ronan Tynan's voice is going to waste.

L-girl said...

Ish, I know, most fans like it. I just don't. I'm very "in the moment" about my baseball.

redsock said...

The land of the free -- you do what we tell you when we tell you to do it!

Zenslinger said...

Zen's having fun out there. :)

I had coffee...don't usually drink it. So I guess I'm kind of tripping anyway. Very sensitive to caffiene.

L-girl said...

I love the caffeine rush. I am drinking strong Irish tea right now, but it's just bringing me up to normal.

Sign of an addict.

L-girl said...

smart catch by einstein!

ish said...

I rarely notice the effects on me from caffeine. I couldn't tell you if I had a buzz or not.

ish said...

I do like the Twisted Tea promos.

redsock said...

shoulda focused on shemp's porn collection.

nixon33 said...

"jerry doesn't know it has caffeine?"

L-girl said...

You think that was the composite sketch? You know, from the FBI?

L-girl said...

Thanks Lester! Good job.

redsock said...

wicKKKKKKKKed

and 0 walks.

Zenslinger said...

Okaji coming in...Yanks just suck against lefties this year. That's a decent chunk of their offensive woes right there.

redsock said...

HGH as PH

redsock said...

just avoid the dong, jeemer.

Zenslinger said...

Yanks team batting for this year (excluding today, I think):

vs. Right .786 OPS
vs. Left .736 OPS

Not as bad as I thought.

L-girl said...

FUCK

redsock said...

WHAT DID I JUST SAY????????????

ggggggggrrrrrrrrrrr

Zenslinger said...

Talk about speaking too soon!

L-girl said...

We have to win in 9. No extras, b/c we have to leave.

You hear that, Sox? WIN IN NINE.

nixon33 said...

FUCK

Jake of All Trades said...

!@#$%

ish said...

I actually enjoyed that curtain call. Hahahahaha. Pathetic.

Oh well on the game tying thing. It's not like the Red Sox have had trouble scoring runs this series. Mussina was good today.

redsock said...

curtain call -- of course.

redsock said...

hgh came out for the curtain call as a matter of course. he stopped celebrating with cannot like it was scripted. which it is.

...

we need another 7 spot now.

Stefan said...

that's just going to make the sweep more painful.

L-girl said...

He's wearing sleeves again. They must be making him wear them.

nixon33 said...

please dont lose this game guys. please.

redsock said...

Tiz.

Foot.

Throat.

Now.

Zenslinger said...

Repeating the "Our Large Father..." prayer to myself here.

A Conformer said...

Shit. Lester's dominance wasted, for now. New ballgame.

ish said...

Dong just complicated things a little bit. Certainly not a crushing blow.

ish said...

Yeah, didn't like that Lester ends up with a ND.

nixon33 said...

dear tiz,
you are do for a bomb.
let thee ride.
-nix

redsock said...

we thought we saw the corpse twitch, but it's still dead.

nixon33 said...

ugh.
YOOK! LETS GO

ish said...

Just had an amazing italian sandwich from a place called Moe's. People refer to the sandwich as a Moe's. Ham, turkey, salami, provolone, pickles, green pepper and "spicy" oil. That's as far as I go. Unmodified versions also come with tomatoes, onions, and black olives.

ish said...

All systems go, Youk. You are go for lift off.

ish said...

Girardi using up his bullpen very quickly. Time for the fruit bat.

nixon33 said...

MO IN A TIE GAME!

redsock said...

f-bat in.

redsock said...

mo for 4 outs in a tie game.

girardi = desperate

ish said...

In this game I think Girardi would give Mo 7 outs.

nixon33 said...

i fear an arod HR. dont know why, but i do.

redsock said...

maybe we'll have masterson for arod.

i was worried when hgh came up, so stop putting thoughts in my head.

L-girl said...

Nice catch!

ish said...

Another fantastic catch!

nick said...

I almost started dry-humping my desk, thinking it was LBJ.

ish said...

I still think Jeemer is better against right-handed hitters.

Zenslinger said...

i fear an arod HR. dont know why, but i do.

Always a legitimate fear.

ish said...

Andy would be very jealous, Nick.

ish said...

Although he's probably doing the same thing.

L-girl said...

nick channeling andy

L-girl said...

Dear Red Sox,

Please win in 9 innings. This is important to me.

Love always,

nick said...

nick channeling andy

I was thinking the same thing.
I suspect he's already there.

ish said...

I'd be so nervous, knowing I was coming into the game to face A-Rod.

redsock said...

if this game was important for both teams, i'd be pretty nervous now. luckily ...

ish said...

I am nervous right now. A little bit. Just as far as the game goes.

ish said...

I still think this is important to win.

L-girl said...

It would be great to sweep and way fun, but it's not important in terms of our season.

ish said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

L-girl said...

K

BOOOOOOS

nixon33 said...

AROD, IM YOUR MASTER, SON!

redsock said...

THE MASTER!

nick said...

Boo yah!

L-girl said...

I mean, no more than winning any other game. We do want to win as many as possible!

Zenslinger said...

A-Rod chases!

Siddown, dickmunch.

Stefan said...

CLUTCHY CLUTCHNESS

redsock said...

K
K
foul pop to catcher
K

nice day, alex!

L-girl said...

must win in nine

pleeeeease

redsock said...

bay
kotsay
lowrie

...

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