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.

490 comments:

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redsock said...

bay is upset they did notplay "god bless canada" -- time for revenge


..

E6

ish said...

HAHAHAH CI. How's your noodle?

L-girl said...

safe! here we go...

ish said...

Scrotum bunt?

ish said...

No scrotum bunt.

redsock said...

kotsay, short porch???

ish said...

Ooof. That was close. He's hit them all hard today.

nixon33 said...

UGH! I THOUGHT IT WAS GONE!

A Conformer said...

Come on Kotsay. Earn your true Red Sox colors.

L-girl said...

maybe they were playing god bless (north) america, but the north was silent

i knew that wasn't a dong

redsock said...

fucking anti-roids rules.

ish said...

If you were listening to Don, you'd be truped. If you were listening to Castig, not so much.

nixon33 said...

come on J-LO

redsock said...

drive in that run you must

L-girl said...

hit it, he will

ish said...

Rivera's missing his spots.

Stefan said...

think the new NL guys are at a relative disadvantage vs. rivera, not having seen him as much?

ish said...

Heh. Sissy cops.

ish said...

Bot warming.

ish said...

Got Bay to second...

ish said...

Cock balls.

Oh well. Sorry, L.

L-girl said...

ugh

nixon33 said...

not that cora would have beat it out, but jesus could he hussle a little bit to first?
he may have well skipped there.

L-girl said...

yeah, thanks :)

now I have to get ready to leave while the game is on

ok sox, you now have ONE HOUR to win this game. the clock (which doesn't exist in baseball) is ticking.

nixon33 said...

HUSTLE RATHER! JESUS!

L-girl said...

not that cora would have beat it out, but jesus could he hussle a little bit to first?

nix, i just said, not that it matters, but geez did he have to swing at the 1st pitch?

nixon33 said...

my speeeeellling is tearabull

ish said...

Whoever works the board at WBOQ really needs to pay attention and come back when Joe starts talking.

nixon33 said...

i hear ya l-girl. loud and clear.

nixon33 said...

PLEASE NO WALKOFF, PLEASE NO WALKOFF,
PLEASE NO WALKOFF, PLEASE NO WALKOFF,
PLEASE NO WALKOFF, PLEASE NO WALKOFF, PLEASE NO WALKOFF, PLEASE NO WALKOFF,

ish said...

Masterson back out there. A little surprised. More so not.

nick said...

I've given up any pretension of work. TV is above my desk. I'm sitting on the couch across the room w/ my laptop.

L-girl said...

i'll second that

no walkoff
no walkoff
no walkoff
no walkoff

nixon33 said...

pok, time to get bot in there.

ish said...

Casey's absence hurts now. He could have played first, move Youk to third, move Lowrie to short.

redsock said...

cora sucks.

no effing range

ish said...

His hands were almost to the head of the bat.

ish said...

Two straight called strikes on two straight bunt attempts.

ish said...

WELL PLACED JEDI. He knew it was coming.

nixon33 said...

i like lowrie.

ish said...

Gardner's quick. Not Ellsbury quick, but quick.

nixon33 said...

fuck. bring in the bot.

redsock said...

thoughts of bot?

ish said...

I'm thinking Bot. Tito is not.

redsock said...

dfuckingp, pls

nixon33 said...

WHY NO BOT?!

nixon33 said...

this inning is making me nervous

nixon33 said...

throw strikes.

ish said...

Gardner's probably off with the pitch.

L-girl said...

me too

redsock said...

i'm thinking this is not a must win and tito wants to see what justin can do here

ish said...

Oh nuts. Loaded for HGH.

BOT TIME.

nixon33 said...

if they get out of this, i will be amazed.

L-girl said...

now here's tito

ish said...

i'm thinking this is not a must win and tito wants to see what justin can do here

Me too. I was interested what he could do, too. I wasn't real disappointed, honestly.

nixon33 said...

hey tito, you're one/two batters too late, cocknose.

ish said...

K or DP, or pop up. Those are your choices.

redsock said...

ish, i agree. did not show the face, unlike clay.

and every pitcher ought to be able to get irod at this point.

FC at HP also works.

go bot!

nixon33 said...

not a must win? what? i pretty sure that all the games right now at this point mean a lot. just me though.

nixon33 said...

no walkoff no walkoff no walkoff no walkoff

nixon33 said...

no walkoff no walkoff no walkoff no walkoff

ish said...

This is a please win, goddammit. But if they don't win it's not a crushing defeat.

L-girl said...

absence of face is good

ish said...

At least the last Sox/Yankees get at this Stadium is not disappointing to the casual fan.

Stefan said...

no walkoff!

ish said...

That was a NASTY pitch.

nixon33 said...

FUCK ME

ish said...

Cock.

Oh well. NEXT!

nixon33 said...

THATS SUCKS FUCKING DICK.
MOTHERFUCKER>

L-girl said...

damn

oh well. two great wins and a close loss. and nix picked the right game to miss!

redsock said...

we win the series 2-1 -- mission accomplished.

Jeff in PA said...

Fuck

nixon33 said...

yeah, im glad i didnt see this fucking game, live.

Jake of All Trades said...

Who needs a broom when you have a shovel...

L-girl said...

This is a please win, goddammit. But if they don't win it's not a crushing defeat.

well said, i agree

gotta go get ready! see you all tomw night.

ish said...

Look at this Red Sox team, though. Do they look crushed? Nope.

redsock said...

THE TOILET IS GOING CRAZY!

THEY WON THE PENNANT, RIGHT????

A Conformer said...

Fucking hell. A sweep would've been so sweet.

nixon33 said...

GODFUCKINGDAMMIT.
i really wanted to sweep. call me greedy, but fuck. would have been sweet.

redsock said...

i'm with ish: NEXT!

(i like the broom/shovel comment too!)

...

and go jays, you worthless sacks of fuck!

ish said...

Yeah. Sweep would've have been great. But oh well.

Zenslinger said...

Yeah, not exactly a death blow.

Shit, I liked the idea of just continuing to win almost as much as anything else. With the playoff race as it is, I'll take an away sweep of any team.

But the loss does bring me down to earth a bit, I admit.

nixon33 said...

wasted outing by lester. good job young man, even though your bullpen sucked today.
i really like lester.

ish said...

Bot only had to throw a couple pitches also, so he'll be fine for the White Sox. Masterson did okay... he's going to be fine. Lester pitched great today.

One bad pitch by Jeemer (who also ate some outs himself) tied the game... A couple of cheap singles, and sure, Masterson did walk Pudge. But those were pretty close and Pudge didn't bite.

Gotta hand it to Mussina who kept the Red Sox at only 2.

ish said...

Those are the things that make you not feel so crushed.

And what would have happened if Mussina didn't snare that liner off Ellsbury's bat? Who knows.

nixon33 said...

OH WELL

nixon33 said...

BECKETT PUSHED BACK AGAIN, GOING TO SEE DR. ANDREWS!
WTF?????

redsock said...

We are out tonight, celebrating our third anniversary of moving to Canada (the date is Saturday) with a couple whose third anniversary was yesterday. So modding is on.

Pepe Lepew said...

A sweep would've been great! But, two of three buries the Yankees pretty hopelessly deep.

SoSock said...

Hope tonight is fun!

I was SO looking forward to coming home to a broom job today. My heart sank and I felt freaking crushed....but just for a sec. Then I thought - "2 of 3 at their place. Shoved them a little closer to the brink. And, with a little help tonight, could gain a game out of the trip.
Not bad at all, and we're in decent shape for the remainder of the season. 3 home and 3 away with the Evil Rays and the BJs, and 3 at home with the Skankees and O's. The only road series left outside the division is at Texas, for a total of 19 home and 9 road games left. The Satanic Rays have 17 road and 13 home games left, with their last 8 away. Our last 7 are home.
We dunna need no stinking wild card :)
Oops - update - the D-Rays beat Canada, but we still stayed even while on our last extended road trip. I can live with that. Time to gain ground now!

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