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YASS
08-07-07, 01:04 AM
According to Sportsline, K-Rod's first two pitches were both in the strike zone and called balls.

Not according to my TV.

No matter. Lugo pops up on ball 4.

dabomb2045
08-07-07, 01:04 AM
Pythagorean % penalize teams who pile on in blowouts. Usually this means a team with a top notch offense. Because if you are up 10-0 after 8 innings, you are going to face a crummy mop up guy and likely score another 5 runs. Now that inning alone could mean you should win another game.
Also a poor bullpen/bad managing will contribute to losing close games.
It's not all luck.

It is all luck that a team that allows more runs then it scores somehow has the 2nd best record in its league.

JeterRodriguezSheff
08-07-07, 01:05 AM
That's not really luck, though. The Yankees are underperforming pythag because of their bullpen performance in the early part of the season. They lost a lot of close games they should have won and won a lot of blowouts.

The Yankees had no luck at the start of the season. It seemed like every blown call that went to the other team was in a crucial situation. We had multiple injuries to the pitching staff and because of that the bullpen was overworked and it became a vicious cycle until guys started becoming healthy. We had the best pitching prospect in baseball leave the game with a no hitter in the seventh due to a fluke injury. After rehabbing and almost being back he suffers another fluke injury. There was a period of time where NOTHING was going our way at all and it was damn depressing and frustrating and just not fun to watch. Now that everybody is healthy the team is playing like it should, and even the losses are usually games that you dont kill yourself for watching.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 01:05 AM
K-rod never gets ahead of hitters. Mo has made me so spoiled.

Rice14
08-07-07, 01:07 AM
Down by two, you desperately need a baserunner, what is Lugo doing swinging at a 3-1 pitch off a pitcher who has started off wild? I'm pretty sure he swung at ball 4.

Thanks O-Cab.

jeterismyhomeboy
08-07-07, 01:07 AM
That's not really luck, though. The Yankees are underperforming pythag because of their bullpen performance in the early part of the season. They lost a lot of close games they should have won and won a lot of blowouts.

Well, it depends on what was causing some of the close losses. The call on Bloomfield in the Seattle/Yanks game was just plain bad luck, and it was the reason why the Yanks lost that one. I mean, if every run the Yankee bullpen gave up was because of a hard hit laser or a HR, then no, it's not luck. It's because the Yankees weren't pitching well. But if it's because of seeing eye singles or bloop doubles, then yes, it is luck.

Most fans who follow the Yankees everyday don't think that the bullpen is pitching exceptionally now, but they are winning 1 run games. Maybe it's just better managing (maybe pitchers weren't failing, they were being used incorrectly) or maybe it's just a seeing eye single falling where they weren't before.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 01:08 AM
Cabrera giving back to his old friends.

YASS
08-07-07, 01:08 AM
Think they'll be pitching carefully to Ortiz or go after him?

simmy886
08-07-07, 01:09 AM
Think they'll be pitching carefully to Ortiz or go after him?

They definitely won't flat out IBB him. But definitely they should mostly try and get him to chase.

JeterRodriguezSheff
08-07-07, 01:11 AM
looked like a strike on gameday

YASS
08-07-07, 01:12 AM
looked like a strike on gameday

Again, it was a ball on TV. I don't know what Gameday uses to place those, but it's not very accurate.

Got Melky
08-07-07, 01:13 AM
Presure on the rook.

YASS
08-07-07, 01:13 AM
I've got a feeling the rookie is going to be overmatched here.

JeterRodriguezSheff
08-07-07, 01:13 AM
Anybody realize how the times have changed? If you made a poll between who you would want up in a late game crucial situation between A-rod or Ortiz, i bet the answers you would get now would be a lot different than the answers you would get last season.

JeterRodriguezSheff
08-07-07, 01:14 AM
Again, it was a ball on TV. I don't know what Gameday uses to place those, but it's not very accurate.

Well i dont use gameday often, half of the ball was in the zone, half out, so i assumed it meant over the corner, maybe Gameday has the whole ball inside the box to signify a strike.

Hey game over, the guy who was supposed to protect Ortiz k'd

Got Melky
08-07-07, 01:14 AM
Buster Olney thinks that Joba has potential to be like K-Rod this year, that would be a nice thing.

-tz
08-07-07, 01:14 AM
Six out.

TheManKnownAsMecca
08-07-07, 01:14 AM
Ballgame!

DEADSOX
08-07-07, 01:15 AM
6 back! I can't stand K-Rod when he wins though.

simmy886
08-07-07, 01:15 AM
6!!!!

YASS
08-07-07, 01:15 AM
I've got a feeling the rookie is going to be overmatched here.

Yup. That's what happened.

Got Melky
08-07-07, 01:15 AM
6 games out.

Hughes2.50
08-07-07, 01:15 AM
I know this is off-topic...but can someone explain to me how Arizona is 13 games over .500 with -29 run differential??

Thats even worse then Seattle being 11 over with a -3In statistical terms we would say that due to measurement error, random noise and small enough sample sizes the probability is not remote that a team could have those records (mind you I didn't actually calculate the probabilities there) - I'm just giving you the stock statistical response.<p>In baseballese, it is probable that those teams have won many of their close games, and have been blown out more than they have blown out their opponents.<p>The baseballese answer is subsumed within the statistical answer about measurement error and samples sizes.<p>If you want an answer in English and not in baseballese or statisticese PM me.
:D

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 01:15 AM
I love that celebration. :roflmao:

dont_ya_know24
08-07-07, 01:16 AM
i like k-rod as a pitcher but his act pisses me off.

DaYanks24
08-07-07, 01:16 AM
It's nice to see a closer acting like a moron against the Red Sox. It isn't as much fun as having your closer show up the opposition, I guess.

NYDCYankee
08-07-07, 01:16 AM
Hilarious way for the Red Sox to lose.

Got Melky
08-07-07, 01:22 AM
K-Rod does look like a crazy guy when he wins.

frostdude1
08-07-07, 01:23 AM
6 back! I can't stand K-Rod when he wins though.

ill take it over Papelbum's celebrations

Hughes2.50
08-07-07, 01:34 AM
6 games out.I like the way the next two days line up, pitching wise - Saunders/Wakefield and Lester/Moseley. With the Yankees going with Clemens/Towers and Wang/Halladay I like the Yankees chances to pick up another game, or possibly two against the Sox before too late Thursday morning. Clemens will be motivated for a rebound, Wang is pitching lights out over the last two months (3.15 ERA) and Halladay isn't having his best year(4.13 ERA) although he did pitch well in his last two starts (Dodgers and Nats).<p>I like the way the Yankees pitching staff matches up in their day-to-day performances from here on out against the Sox. Wang and Beckett ought to close to a wash, I think Pettitte is back to where he was earlier before he struggled for a few games about a month ago, and with the tremendous Yankee offense I like his chances to equal Matsuzaka's productivity down the stretch. I think Clemens Schilling is a push, I love Mussina now that he is back in a groove against Wakefield who has had a fortunate streak where he has won games without posting very good results (I have a 4.04 DICE for him in his last eleven starts) - Moose is doing better and the Yankees will give him more run support than Wakefield is getting down the stretch, imo. And last but not least, I love what Hughes can bring to the Yankees rotation down the stretch compared to Lester who I project will have an approximate league average 4.58 ERA over the last third of the season.<p>With the tougher stretch of matches between the end of this week and the end of August, the Yankees need to get good/great pitching from the starters and I think they will get it.

DJ27
08-07-07, 01:35 AM
1/2 game... 6 games on August 6. I'll take it!! Keep rolling Yanks!!!!

DJ27
08-07-07, 01:36 AM
With the tougher stretch of matches between the end of this week and the end of August, the Yankees need to get good/great pitching from the starters and I think they will get it.
Hope you are right. We are now at our best.

BxBomber44
08-07-07, 01:53 AM
K-Rod looks like Borat did in that one church seen in the movie when he wins games. Pretty silly, i must say.

Kluivert4Ever
08-07-07, 02:08 AM
I like the way the next two days line up, pitching wise - Saunders/Wakefield and Lester/Moseley.


So the Sox miss both Escobar and Lackey?

Go figure.

NYDCYankee
08-07-07, 02:11 AM
So the Sox miss both Escobar and Lackey?

Go figure.

Doesn't matter, they struggle against average pitching anyway.

bennyc64
08-07-07, 02:20 AM
I'd say Wang vs. Beckett is very close, with Beckett more likely to dominate but also more likely to get hit hard as well, whereas Wang is more consistent but won't blow you away as much as Beckett will.

Dice-K vs. Pettite favors Dice-K by quite a lot, his k/9, k:BB, and WHIP have been better than Pettite's, especially in the last 2 months. His ERA of late as also been outstanding, so I think the Sox have the advantage here.

Schilling vs. Clemens is a wash, both older pitchers, but Clemens makes up for being even older than Schilling by conditioning and keeping himself in shape much better than Schilling does. Both can be great, both can be destroyed.

Moose vs. Wakefield is close, but I give the small edge to the Yankees just based on the fact Mussina, when he's on, can be very good, whereas Wakefield, more often than not, gives extremely average performances. Also, the Yankees seem to beat Wakefield up recently (and the Sox have beaten up Moose too, but I dont think to the same extent). Still close though.

Hughes vs. Lester is favored towards the Yankees, just because Hughes's stuff is that much better than Lester's. Also, Hughes's strength is his command, while it seems to me that command is Lester's weakness. I truly admire Jon for beating cancer, think he's a great story, and think he'll be a good #3 starter in his prime, but he doesn't match Hughes's ability to dominate games when he's on.

All in all, the Red Sox have the better front 2 I believe, with Dice-K and Beckett's ability to dominate at will sometimes (Beckett having a very small edge over Wang, Dice-K having a larger edge over Pettite), whereas the Yankee's depth is greater (with Clemens vs. Schilling a wash and Mussina and Hughes being slighly better than Wakefield and Lester). Right now, the Red Sox have a slightly better rotation, but that can all change in the next two months.

The Yankees just need to pitch consistently for the rest of the season, and with their scary-good offense, and Mo and Viz holding the bullpen (somewhat) in check (with Joba as the major X-factor) the rest of the pieces will fall into place.

AlongCameAPrincess
08-07-07, 02:21 AM
Hilarious way for the Red Sox to lose.

Now I'm upset I didn't watch the whole thing.

sweet_lou_14
08-07-07, 07:39 AM
Another Schilling start, another pic for the collection.

http://redsox.bostonherald.com/images/redSox/curtltp_08072007.jpg

It never gets old.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 08:11 AM
So 6 games out now...closest in about 3 months.

Shaving it down to 5 would be a real breakthrough, as it was probably April when the Yanks were previously that close.

That picture of K-Rod on the Angels site today...he looks like a hysterical idiot.

Sam18
08-07-07, 08:23 AM
Another Schilling start, another pic for the collection.

http://redsox.bostonherald.com/images/redSox/curtltp_08072007.jpg

It never gets old.

If they ever make a Curt Schilling biopic then Meg Ryan should play him.

ajra21
08-07-07, 08:28 AM
If they ever make a Curt Schilling biopic then Meg Ryan should play him.

can you imagine it the other way round? schilling do THAT scene in when harry met sally. not sure i want to actually.

justinvarnes
08-07-07, 09:20 AM
can you imagine it the other way round? schilling do THAT scene in when harry met sally. not sure i want to actually.

Yeah I think that scene is for Papelbon or K-Rod.

Penny Marshall: "OK, in this scene, act like you just gave up 2 runs and loaded the bases, only to escape with a save from a gift call by Laz Diaz on a pitch 6 inches off the plate.....ACTION!"

Metroidman
08-07-07, 09:21 AM
My Ideal Scenario

M's, Indains, Tigers, Red Sox all go on a 7 game losing streak together

Yankees go on a 7 game winning streak at the same time

>_> Hey it could happen

ajra21
08-07-07, 09:21 AM
Yeah I think that scene is for Papelbon or K-Rod.

Penny Marshall: "OK, in this scene, act like you just gave up 2 runs and loaded the bases, only to escape with a save from a gift call Laz Diaz on a pitch 6 inches off the plate.....ACTION!"

ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

:D

brilliant ... f**king brilliant.

aeromac76
08-07-07, 09:32 AM
My Ideal Scenario

M's, Indains, Tigers, Red Sox all go on a 7 game losing streak together

Yankees go on a 7 game winning streak at the same time

>_> Hey it could happen

Hey man, if we are going to dream, may as well dream big, right??

:)

sweet_lou_14
08-07-07, 09:33 AM
My Ideal Scenario

M's, Indains, Tigers, Red Sox all go on a 7 game losing streak together

Yankees go on a 7 game winning streak at the same time

>_> Hey it could happen

The Yankees play all of those teams this month, so all they have to do is win all of those and your prediction will almost come true. :)

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:16 AM
The Yanks have finally hopped over Seattle and now have the 5th best record in the AL. They are 1/2 game behind the #4 spot and have pulled to within 6 games of the best record in baseball.

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BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:35 AM
Tonight (involving top 6 of AL standings, including the Yanks)

Hammel (1-1, 5.40) vs. Robertson (6-9, 5.05) - 7:05pm ET
Weaver (2-10, 6.32) vs. Trachsel (5-7, 4.97) - 7:05pm ET
Clemens (3-5, 4.23) vs. Towers (5-8, 5.17) - 7:07pm ET
Westbrook (2-6, 5.40) vs. Danks (6-8, 5.06) - 8:11pm ET
Wakefield (13-9, 4.55) vs. Saunders (5-0, 3.10) - 10:05pm ET

pleasepassthesoup
08-07-07, 11:42 AM
Moose vs. Wakefield is close, but I give the small edge to the Yankees just based on the fact Mussina, when he's on, can be very good, whereas Wakefield, more often than not, gives extremely average performances. Also, the Yankees seem to beat Wakefield up recently (and the Sox have beaten up Moose too, but I dont think to the same extent). Still close though.


That matchup is actually not as close as you'd think. Since May 26:

Mussina 3.96 ERA, 6.4 k/9, 3.06 k/bb, 10.00 h/9, 2.10 bb/9, 1.26 gb/fb
Wakefield 5.55 ERA, 5.22 k/9, 2.04 k/bb, 9.69 h/9, 2.56 bb/9, 1.36 WHIP, 1.09 gb/fb

Not only is Moose outpitching Wakefield, he's also looks like he's been more unlucky. I think there's a pretty significant difference in how they've pitched.

Moose has actually been the Yankees 2nd best pitcher for the last two months. (behind Wang and his 3.17 ERA over the same stretch)

THEBOSS84
08-07-07, 11:55 AM
That matchup is actually not as close as you'd think. Since May 26:

Mussina 3.96 ERA, 6.4 k/9, 3.06 k/bb, 10.00 h/9, 2.10 bb/9, 1.26 gb/fb
Wakefield 5.55 ERA, 5.22 k/9, 2.04 k/bb, 9.69 h/9, 2.56 bb/9, 1.36 WHIP, 1.09 gb/fb

Not only is Moose outpitching Wakefield, he's also looks like he's been more unlucky. I think there's a pretty significant difference in how they've pitched.

Moose has actually been the Yankees 2nd best pitcher for the last two months. (behind Wang and his 3.17 ERA over the same stretch)

I can't believe how decent Moose's numbers actually are since 5/26. Just by watching him pitch, I would have never thought he had a sub 4 era over the past 2+ months.

Bernie Inferno
08-07-07, 12:08 PM
Tonight (involving top 6 of AL standings, including the Yanks)

Hammel (1-1, 5.40) vs. Robertson (6-9, 5.05) - 7:05pm ET
Weaver (2-10, 6.32) vs. Trachsel (5-7, 4.97) - 7:05pm ET
Clemens (3-5, 4.23) vs. Towers (5-8, 5.17) - 7:07pm ET
Westbrook (2-6, 5.40) vs. Danks (6-8, 5.06) - 8:11pm ET
Wakefield (13-9, 4.55) vs. Saunders (5-0, 3.10) - 10:05pm ET
Tough matchup for the Sox tonight.

Saunders is a lefty.
Despite pitching a solid game against them at Fenway this year, Wake has a 6.75 ERA against the Angels from 2004-2006

trentonthunder
08-07-07, 12:20 PM
Tough matchup for the Sox tonight.

Saunders is a lefty.
Despite pitching a solid game against them at Fenway this year, Wake has a 6.75 ERA against the Angels from 2004-2006

Great job by the Yanks getting that first one in Toronto. Another series
win is now one game away.

Is it just me, or does it seem like Wakefield wins when you think he
has no chance, and loses when you think he's got the game in the bag ?

trentonthunder
08-07-07, 12:22 PM
I can't believe how decent Moose's numbers actually are since 5/26. Just by watching him pitch, I would have never thought he had a sub 4 era over the past 2+ months.

I think he pitches well in August too. I saw on the YES network yesterday
that Pettite and Clemens have their best pitching months historically in
August and September.

Smartin681
08-07-07, 12:28 PM
I think he pitches well in August too. I saw on the YES network yesterday
that Pettite and Clemens have their best pitching months historically in
August and September.

Pair those three up with Wang and PHranchise we're historically set up for a historic run for the final two months of the season ;)

mvk112
08-07-07, 12:28 PM
Pettite has always been a 2nd half pitcher, and I expect Clemens to pitch more consistently over these final 2 months. If Mussina contines to go 6 IP with 2 or 3 runs allowed, that will be fine. Hughes as a #5 is good, though I expect he will be up and down a bit. Let's not forget that he has only 15.1 MLB IP under his belt.

This team is in position now to make a solid run to October. Worrying about getting time for Damon and/or Giambi is a good problem to have. Just have to hope Joba and Edwar an solidify the pen and potentially give Viz some rest.

PYanks
08-07-07, 12:51 PM
As far as I am concerned, now that we are only 6 GB with 6 to play against the Red Sox, we're within striking distance.

mvk112
08-07-07, 12:57 PM
8/7/06: Yankees 2 games up on Boston.
8/31/06: Yankees 8 games up on Boston.
10/1/06: Yankees win division by 10 games, 11 games up on Boston.

Obviously the 5 game sweep in Fenway pushed that up, and Boston had some health issues down the stretch, but gaining 9 games in just under 2 months has been done as recently as last year.

With 6 games left against Boston, it is still within reach, even with Boston having 12 left against Tampa Bay.

blumj
08-07-07, 01:00 PM
Great job by the Yanks getting that first one in Toronto. Another series
win is now one game away.

Is it just me, or does it seem like Wakefield wins when you think he
has no chance, and loses when you think he's got the game in the bag ?
In the generally unpredictable world of baseball, there's still probably nothing more unpredictable than a knuckleball. So, no, it's not just you.

frostdude1
08-07-07, 01:21 PM
http://www.forums.mlb.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=ml-redsox&tid=220991

:lol: :lol:

DaYanks24
08-07-07, 01:35 PM
http://www.forums.mlb.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=ml-redsox&tid=220991

:lol: :lol:

Hilarious. Red Sox fans are the last ones who can complain about a closer showing up the other team.

THEBOSS84
08-07-07, 01:38 PM
8/7/06: Yankees 2 games up on Boston.
8/31/06: Yankees 8 games up on Boston.
10/1/06: Yankees win division by 10 games, 11 games up on Boston.

Obviously the 5 game sweep in Fenway pushed that up, and Boston had some health issues down the stretch, but gaining 9 games in just under 2 months has been done as recently as last year.

With 6 games left against Boston, it is still within reach, even with Boston having 12 left against Tampa Bay.

Also, the Twins were 9.5 games back on August 6th last year and ended up winning their division. It CAN happen. Especially since we play them 6 more times. I love the fact that the first 3 games out of the 6 are in the Bronx. Get some home momentum on our side.

Bernie Inferno
08-07-07, 01:41 PM
Hilarious. Red Sox fans are the last ones who can complain about a closer showing up the other team.
I had a very random dream last night where I was ready to fight Papelbon after he pulled that normal crap of his. I forget the rest of it.

Num2MVP
08-07-07, 01:45 PM
"Hilarious. Red Sox fans are the last ones who can complain about a closer showing up the other team."

Paps is annoying, but K-rod takes it to a whole other level. Looked like he was having a seizure cause he whiffed a rookie in his first game. How has a guy as well respected and disciplined as Mike Scoscia not taken him aside and told him to tone it down.

RIYankee23
08-07-07, 02:56 PM
I had a very random dream last night where I was ready to fight Papelbon after he pulled that normal crap of his. I forget the rest of it.

At least tell us that you kicked his a$$! ;)

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 10:31 PM
Boston 1
LAA 0

End of 1

Kluivert4Ever
08-07-07, 10:33 PM
How can you allow Westbrook to go 8 IP with 1 ER?

Chicago should be forced to play AAA ball the rest of the year because of that.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 10:42 PM
Los Rally Monkeys of Anaheim tie the game.

Kluivert4Ever
08-07-07, 10:43 PM
Izzzzy does it again, tied in Anaheim.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 10:44 PM
good, give the BoSox hell for once.

gregzzy22
08-07-07, 10:44 PM
Ughhhhhhhh Devil Rays.

nhyankeefan
08-07-07, 10:45 PM
Borowski on to close out the W. Sox.

nhyankeefan
08-07-07, 10:47 PM
V. Martinez completely missed a called third strike allowing the Sox leadoff runner to reach base.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 10:48 PM
Wow, that was a gift.

Gringaloca
08-07-07, 10:51 PM
How can you allow Westbrook to go 8 IP with 1 ER?

Chicago should be forced to play AAA ball the rest of the year because of that.

Cleveland was only gonna 'slump' for so long...and CWS streakin' was not gonna last forever. ..ultimate results tonight.:)
Same with Tigers...back on track..albeit against the DRays..;)

LAA gettin' back in their grrroooove...thanks to 'inferior' opposing pitching.:D

LETS GO ANGELS..

Kluivert4Ever
08-07-07, 10:52 PM
Thome chokes as usual.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 10:53 PM
C'mon Konerko, do it.

Mark19
08-07-07, 10:53 PM
Thome chokes as usual.

Has that big lug ever got a meaningful hit in his life?

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 10:54 PM
ANOTHER gift by Cleveland. The White Sox should be embarrassed if they can't score here.

nhyankeefan
08-07-07, 10:54 PM
The W. sox are trying to lose but the Indians won't let them -- the game ending popup just fell harmlessly between Garko and Martinez. It's now a 5 out save for Borowski.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 10:54 PM
ANOTHER gift by Cleveland. The White Sox should be embarrassed if they can't score here.


What happened? I'm following yahoo boxscore.


-edit-
Nevermind

Tabata
08-07-07, 10:55 PM
What happened? I'm following yahoo boxscore.

You should try mlb.com gameday.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 10:55 PM
What happened? I'm following yahoo boxscore.
The Sox basically got 5 outs this inning. Martinez can't catch a called 3rd strike and a man reaches, and then a game-ending pop up fell harmlessly between 2 guys.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 10:56 PM
You should try mlb.com gameday.

I haven't used that in a long time. It always lagged so much for me.

DaYanks24
08-07-07, 10:56 PM
2 hits against Jake Westbrook is just sad.

nhyankeefan
08-07-07, 10:58 PM
2 hits against Jake Westbrook is just sad.

That's usually a decent inning for him. Konerko walks, Pierzinzki up with the winning run on first and tying run on third.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 10:58 PM
Cleveland is doing everything possible to lose this game aside from forfeiting.

Kluivert4Ever
08-07-07, 10:58 PM
I hate the White Sox, they are the biggest chokers ever.

nhyankeefan
08-07-07, 10:59 PM
Indians finally win. Yanks still .5 game back in WC.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 10:59 PM
Chicago outsucks Cleveland and lose 2-1.

NYIndian2005
08-07-07, 10:59 PM
Has that big lug ever got a meaningful hit in his life?

I don't know about Thome but I am quite sure Pierzynski hasn't

Kluivert4Ever
08-07-07, 10:59 PM
Chicago outsucks Cleveland and lose 2-1.


Ainīt that the truth.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:00 PM
oh for the love of God, couldn't Borowski wear a Yankee hat for the night? Konerko would have hit a walkoff HR if he thought Borowski was a Yankee pitcher.

spyglass
08-07-07, 11:00 PM
Chicago outsucks Cleveland and lose 2-1.
The sad thing is that it's completely true.



Go LAAAAAAAAAAA.

DaYanks24
08-07-07, 11:01 PM
The Indians are nothing to worry about. Not enough pitching and an inconsistent bullpen. They will fade like they always do.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:01 PM
That performance was April/May Yankee-esque.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:03 PM
Gary Matthews Jr. robs a HR from Coco.

nhyankeefan
08-07-07, 11:04 PM
What a catch by Mathews! Takes away an HR from the sox, score still tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the 4th.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 11:04 PM
Gary just earned his $55 million.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:05 PM
the thought of a coco crisp HR makes me weep.

gregzzy22
08-07-07, 11:05 PM
Do you guys have the mlb package? I wish I could watch the other games.

YASS
08-07-07, 11:06 PM
Gary Matthews Jr. robs a HR from Coco.

It hung up there forever to give him a chance to get back on it. Matthews isn't worth what they're paying him, but he does that particular thing all the time.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:06 PM
Do you guys have the mlb package? I wish I could watch the other games.
MLB.tv. I'm in Boston most of the year so it's a great investment for me, but during times like this, I can flip and watch any game I want..

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:07 PM
It hung up there forever to give him a chance to get back on it. Matthews isn't worth what they're paying him, but he does that particular thing all the time.
I didn't see the whole play; just the result. And yes, they overpayed for him, but I hate the Angels anyway.

nhyankeefan
08-07-07, 11:08 PM
Do you guys have the mlb package? I wish I could watch the other games.

I have EI, it comes in handy on nights like these. DirecTV even has a mix channel where you can watch up to 8 games at once.

Mark19
08-07-07, 11:09 PM
It hung up there forever to give him a chance to get back on it. Matthews isn't worth what they're paying him, but he does that particular thing all the time.

I bet you'd still rather have him than JD Drew.

justinvarnes
08-07-07, 11:09 PM
Finally the Angels play the Red Sox as if they were the Yankees.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:09 PM
LAAAAAAAA takes a 2-1 lead.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:10 PM
i want to order the mlb extra innings package but it's $99 for the rest of the season & I'm not sure if I care that much....plus I'm out alot when games are on so I guess it'd be a waste of money.

justinvarnes
08-07-07, 11:10 PM
I bet you'd still rather have him than JD Drew.

:lol: (remembering YASS's rants on JD)

justinvarnes
08-07-07, 11:12 PM
Rats.

Yankees13
08-07-07, 11:13 PM
Am I the only one who wanted to kill Piernski (however you spell it), Konkero works a great walk, boom first pitch game over. I guess the only hope tonight is Boston losing.

YankeePride1967
08-07-07, 11:14 PM
i want to order the mlb extra innings package but it's $99 for the rest of the season & I'm not sure if I care that much....plus I'm out alot when games are on so I guess it'd be a waste of money.

I don't blame you. I got the premium package at season's start for $119. They really should lower it more.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:16 PM
I don't blame you. I got the premium package at season's start for $119. They really should lower it more.

Yeah that's too much money. I was thinking ".......am I getting a surf & turf meal with this order?"



ugh leadoff Wily Mo double.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:17 PM
i want to order the mlb extra innings package but it's $99 for the rest of the season & I'm not sure if I care that much....plus I'm out alot when games are on so I guess it'd be a waste of money.

Sopcast was made for a reason ;)

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:18 PM
Boston retakes the lead.

YASS
08-07-07, 11:19 PM
I bet you'd still rather have him than JD Drew.

Well, duh. :)

I'd rather have the original Nancy Drew. She can't hit for power either, but at least she's kind of hot.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:20 PM
Mirabelli? :barf::barf:

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:20 PM
Sopcast was made for a reason ;)


What's that?

YankeePride1967
08-07-07, 11:20 PM
Yeah that's too much money. I was thinking ".......am I getting a surf & turf meal with this order?"



ugh leadoff Wily Mo double.

To be honest, I was sick of watching it off my laptop so I was considering signing up for Extra Innings. Same thing there, way too much for half the season.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:20 PM
a miraf*******belli HR? Really?

YASS
08-07-07, 11:22 PM
Yeah that's too much money. I was thinking ".......am I getting a surf & turf meal with this order?"

Are you kidding me? It's a huge bargain. On a pay-per-view basis, it's about a dime a game.

I spend more over the course of a season on potato chips.

jeterismyhomeboy
08-07-07, 11:22 PM
Whoever just gave up a HR to Mirabelli should be taken out and shot. More for their own good than anything else.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
Are you kidding me? It's a huge bargain. On a pay-per-view basis, it's about a dime a game.

Well the buzzkill for me is I'm only interested in a few teams, I don't care about a Kansas City V Tampa game so I'd be paying $99 for more games that I don't care about then do.

nyctalopia
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
joe saunders is not good.

Kluivert4Ever
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
Go to ***** Saunders.

JeterForPresident
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
Whoever just gave up a HR to Mirabelli should be taken out and shot. More for their own good than anything else.

It is really unbelievable, the guy hasn't lost yet in like 8 starts yet he is giving up bombs to Mirabelli.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
I'm sick of pipsqueak pedroia.

YASS
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
If you're the LAAoA, and you need a big win, you shouldn't put Joe Saunders on the mound.

YankeePride1967
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
Are you kidding me? It's a huge bargain. On a pay-per-view basis, it's about a dime a game.

I spend more over the course of a season on potato chips.

I think the money they charge for a FULL season is very reasonable. I don't think that they reduce it enough to make it worthwhile for the second half package. But they likely do that so that the next season, we buy it from the start. That being said, I don't blame anyone for not buying the 1/2 season package).

(BTW, how about the meteoric rise of Joba over the past few months! ;) )

jeterismyhomeboy
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels. I hate the Angels.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 11:24 PM
Pathetic. Get Saunders out of there.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:25 PM
What's that?

Can't discuss it here, but feel free to IM me at rocknsock8634 (ignore the sn, not mine :o)

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:26 PM
Can't discuss it here, but feel free to IM me at rocknsock8634 (ignore the sn, not mine :o)


I don't have instant messenger, can I PM you?

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:26 PM
Looks like they're chalking this one up.

Yankees13
08-07-07, 11:27 PM
Eff Saunders. Pretty sad when there's 4 teams you're rooting for to lose, and none of them go down. Oh well, we play today we win today das it. Yanks control their own destiny with games against Detroit and Cleveland.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:29 PM
at least minnesota lost, they're not out of it.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:30 PM
I don't have instant messenger, can I PM you?

What's your email address? I can forward you the stuff needed.

Sorry for the thread hijack.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:31 PM
What's your email address? I can forward you the stuff needed.

Sorry for the thread hijack.

mexes_as_roma@hotmail.com

YASS
08-07-07, 11:32 PM
Go to ***** Saunders.

OK, I'm curious. What 5-letter place do you want Saunders to go to?

Maine? Heell?

Is it a zip code?

LoweRez
08-07-07, 11:32 PM
a miraf*******belli HR? Really?


This is surprising?

He's done this for years against the Yankees. Tons of strikeouts and the occasional bomb.

He's like Wily Mo Pena without the bling.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:33 PM
LAA gets one back.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:34 PM
This is surprising?

He's done this for years against the Yankees. Tons of strikeouts and the occasional bomb.

He's like Wily Mo Pena without the bling.

Of course it's surprising, the guy is an awful big league hitter. That HR brought his avg up to a lofty .214. :barf:

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:36 PM
I thought he had Vlad K'd on that 2-2.

gregzzy22
08-07-07, 11:36 PM
What's your email address? I can forward you the stuff needed.

Sorry for the thread hijack.

Hey can you email me too? I know what it is but I dont know exactly what to download and what works.

gshoxx22@yahoo.com

I dont think the mlb half season package is worth it at $99 but at $120 at the start of the season I might order it next year. Do they carry games in HD? That would be a huge plus.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 11:37 PM
I hope the Red Sox keep Wakefield instead of Schilling next year :)

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:38 PM
E6 loads the bases with nobody out. Big opportunity for the Thunder Stick Clan.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 11:39 PM
haha, Lugo boots the ball. That looks like a terrific signing by Boy Genius.

JeterRodriguezSheff
08-07-07, 11:39 PM
I hope the Red Sox keep Wakefield instead of Schilling next year :)

I hope they keep them both.

If the Angels dont score here im going to break something.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:40 PM
I love Lupica's Lugo comparison to Jeter.

NYDCYankee
08-07-07, 11:40 PM
Lugo is terrible.


Glad the Sox lost a draft pick for him.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:40 PM
mexes_as_roma@hotmail.com

Sent.

Go Halos.

YASS
08-07-07, 11:40 PM
I can't remember Lugo making a clutch defensive play at short all year long.

He's got excellent range and he generally makes the ordinary play, but his errors always come in critical spots.

DaYanks24
08-07-07, 11:41 PM
Everyday I wake up, I thank the Good Lord for making Julio Lugo a Boston Red Sox.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:41 PM
Angels retake the lead.

JeterRodriguezSheff
08-07-07, 11:41 PM
I love Lupica's Lugo comparison to Jeter.

Lupica deserves a swift knee to the face

knickfan23
08-07-07, 11:41 PM
Now the Red Sox know how it feels to be on the receiving end of an Angels comeback.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 11:42 PM
*sosh Meltdown*

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:42 PM
Timmy Knuckles out of the game.

Sam18
08-07-07, 11:42 PM
mexes_as_roma@hotmail.com

Hope you enjoy gay porn.

keg411
08-07-07, 11:42 PM
"The Pest from the West". My god these announcers are homer-riffic :lol:.

Still, go Angels, go! And ew, I feel dirty. Can they just go play Oakland or Texas or something so I can root against them again?

Yankees13
08-07-07, 11:43 PM
Everyday I wake up, I thank the Good Lord for making Julio Lugo a Boston Red Sox.
Nicely done.

Angels need to pile some more runs on here.

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 11:43 PM
Good move by Francona to put Delcarmen in. Seriously.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:43 PM
Hope you enjoy gay porn.

Only cause I ran out of straight porn.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:47 PM
Hey can you email me too? I know what it is but I dont know exactly what to download and what works.

gshoxx22@yahoo.com

I dont think the mlb half season package is worth it at $99 but at $120 at the start of the season I might order it next year. Do they carry games in HD? That would be a huge plus.

Sent also.

This will be a huge pickup, too bad every other team won.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:47 PM
Sent.

Go Halos.


thanks alot man!

NYDCYankee
08-07-07, 11:48 PM
*sosh Meltdown*

I can't get on SOSH for some reason at the moment. Anyway, Go Halos! Go MySpace Izturis!

YASS
08-07-07, 11:48 PM
Good move by Francona to put Delcarmen in. Seriously.

I agree, except that this would be a great spot for Masterson if he were ready.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:49 PM
The announcers...meh. Sound OFF. 6-4.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:50 PM
6-4 :d

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:51 PM
Sox are melting down. 7-4 on a squeeze bunt with no play.

knickfan23
08-07-07, 11:51 PM
Squeeze play. 7-4 LAA.

The Yanks sent a message to both the Jays with Clemens and the team standing up for each other, and they sent a message that can be heard in both Boston right now and in Southern California where the Red Sox are definitely feeling the heat right now. What were once jabs by the Yanks where they were 14.5 games out have now become sledgehammer blows.

frostdude1
08-07-07, 11:51 PM
Boston imploding before our eyes :D

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:51 PM
756.......

dabomb2045
08-07-07, 11:52 PM
We have a new home run king

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:52 PM
I officially hate whomever gave up that HR.

teknetic
08-07-07, 11:53 PM
I officially hate whomever gave up that HR.

Oh-man.

CallOfTheCrow
08-07-07, 11:53 PM
thank god the yanks won or baseball would be dead to me.


































until tomorrow.

frostdude1
08-07-07, 11:53 PM
756.......

thank God its over

now pedro gomez can go home again :lol:

dabomb2045
08-07-07, 11:54 PM
I officially hate whomever gave up that HR.

Mike Bacik?

Big Game Andy
08-07-07, 11:54 PM
Bonds' wife is a 10.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:54 PM
Mike Bacik?
Something like that.

Yankees13
08-07-07, 11:54 PM
756.......
6 more years, then it's A-Rod's.

Anyway what happened to score the 6th run, they threw to home, but the runner was safe, can't figure it out from Gameday.

DaYanks24
08-07-07, 11:54 PM
Thank god it's over. I'm so sick of seeing Bonds and his inflated head.

BonusCantos
08-07-07, 11:56 PM
Figgins would have hit it 600 feet against the Yankees in that situation.

Yankees13
08-07-07, 11:58 PM
I wish I could watch this historical moment without thinking of steroids every two seconds. Oh well.

JeterForPresident
08-07-07, 11:59 PM
So, everyone at ESPN just had to change their pants...can we move on and play baseball from now on...as far as how I feel about this whole thing. It is a damn shame that this cheating, selfish, arrogant player is now the all time home run king. I wish he would retire tonight.

Just seeing the replay, he stands there, watches and puts his hands up, damn I hate him, can't he cheer and throw the hands up as he runs the bases.

Lastly, keep it up Angels.

CallOfTheCrow
08-08-07, 12:01 AM
ill forgive you saunders if you shut down boston the rest of the way.

jeterismyhomeboy
08-08-07, 12:02 AM
Sent.

Go Halos.

kabyrd16@hotmail.com, please?

frostdude1
08-08-07, 12:02 AM
was that a yankee fan who caught 756 ? :lol: It looked like a yankees jerseys

NYDCYankee
08-08-07, 12:03 AM
Sweet!

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:03 AM
Lowell out at home, still 7-4 Angels.

Get Saunders out of there ...

dabomb2045
08-08-07, 12:03 AM
Did you see the replays of the people fighting for the ball in the stands?? It looked like a mosh pit x100000. Id be surprised if someone didnt get trampled and seriously hurt in that mess.

CallOfTheCrow
08-08-07, 12:03 AM
ill forgive you saunders if you shut down boston the rest of the way.


I guess this was too much to ask.

BonusCantos
08-08-07, 12:04 AM
Was that guy trying to blow it?

knickfan23
08-08-07, 12:04 AM
On a visual note, its one of the coolest sights in sports when you watch the background at Pac Bell whenever Barry hits on out. Watching that crowd all raise up in unison like we do whenever a Yankee hits one out is pretty cool to see.

keg411
08-08-07, 12:04 AM
was that a yankee fan who caught 756 ? :lol: It looked like a yankees jerseys

It looked like there was a guy in an A-Rod jersey in the scrum and it may have been him who came up with it. Not sure...

Am I the only one who's kind of sad that it's over? Mostly because we've getting nightly basebally on ESPN2 and now they'll go back to showing poker-billiards-XGames :(.

YASS
08-08-07, 12:05 AM
OK, somebody explain to me why Lowell was sent home from first on that play?

Why risk it with nobody out and a guy with Molina-like speed on the bases?

DeMarlo Hale strikes again. I've been keeping count: that's the 3,914th time Hale has pulled that crap.

dabomb2045
08-08-07, 12:07 AM
What's Pedro Gomez gonna do now? I guess he is out of a job.

YASS
08-08-07, 12:08 AM
Drew does his routine Trot Nixon impression, grounding weakly to first.

I'm ordinarily an optimistic guy, but this game is over.


Goodnight, everybody. I'm not staying awake for this crap anymore.

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:08 AM
OK, somebody explain to me why Lowell was sent home from first on that play?

To help make my night?

7-4 Angels after 6.5 ... nine outs to 5 games out.

keg411
08-08-07, 12:09 AM
Aw, it was a Mets fan :(.

parkerstrong
08-08-07, 12:09 AM
OK, somebody explain to me why Lowell was sent home from first on that play?

Why risk it with nobody out and a guy with Molina-like speed on the bases?

DeMarlo Hale strikes again. I've been keeping count: that's the 3,914th time Hale has pulled that crap.

I was thinking the same thing....what a moron. It was a very close play, but not needed when down 3 runs and the pitcher struggling. If they bring in a reliever, the infield would still have been back....no excuse really.

dabomb2045
08-08-07, 12:09 AM
Some loser in a Mets jersey got the ball....yuck

BonusCantos
08-08-07, 12:10 AM
Aw, it was a Mets fan :(.
Hey, at least Atlanta cut the deficit tonight. :smokin:

Big Game Andy
08-08-07, 12:10 AM
On a visual note, its one of the coolest sights in sports when you watch the background at Pac Bell whenever Barry hits on out. Watching that crowd all raise up in unison like we do whenever a Yankee hits one out is pretty cool to see.

Agreed. That's one of my favorite things about baseball.

jeterismyhomeboy
08-08-07, 12:12 AM
Tito must be on crack. He just took out Delcarmen for Tavarez.

White flag time already?

TheManKnownAsMecca
08-08-07, 12:12 AM
Tavarez is in. This should lead to a few insurance runs.

iWant27
08-08-07, 12:12 AM
kabyrd16@hotmail.com, please?


whats he sending ?

TheManKnownAsMecca
08-08-07, 12:12 AM
After that sent, I saw that Vlad doubled. Big shocker there.

teknetic
08-08-07, 12:13 AM
Anyone surprised that the infielders just stood there and didn't bother giving him a handshake or a pat?


kabyrd16@hotmail.com, please?

sent.

-tz
08-08-07, 12:14 AM
I officially hate whomever gave up that HR.Whoever. Subject of the verb "gave up." The entire clause is the object of the verb "hate."

The correct grammar is "I officially hate whoever gave up that HR." ;)

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:15 AM
Manny gives up on fly ball, it lands fair. 8-4 Angels.

They didn't roll over!!!

NYDCYankee
08-08-07, 12:15 AM
Tito "White Flag" Francona.

BonusCantos
08-08-07, 12:15 AM
Whoever. Subject of the verb "gave up." The entire clause is the object of the verb "hate."

The correct grammar is "I officially hate whoever gave up that HR." ;)
That may be the first grammatical error I've made in a long time. I must flog myself now for punishment.

keg411
08-08-07, 12:16 AM
Maybe the Angels just like to beat up on the AL East leader :lol:.

DaYanks24
08-08-07, 12:16 AM
Cue the Jaws music.

NYDCYankee
08-08-07, 12:16 AM
Is that the CF that is a better defender than Melky?

BonusCantos
08-08-07, 12:16 AM
Tavarez is in. This should lead to a few insurance runs.
And there they are.

parkerstrong
08-08-07, 12:16 AM
Manny gives up on fly ball, it lands fair. 8-4 Angels.

They didn't roll over!!!

Manny had absolutely no chance to catch that. Are you watching the game? The ball was 10 feet from being a HR.

Coco Crisp with an error....this game is over! 5 games back baby!

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:17 AM
Whoever. Subject of the verb "gave up." The entire clause is the object of the verb "hate."

The correct grammar is "I officially hate whoever gave up that HR." ;)

You could also say "I officially hate whomever for giving up that HR."

But I prefer "I officially hate Barry Bonds." :D

Big Game Andy
08-08-07, 12:17 AM
The Red Sox are falling apart at the seams :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

justinvarnes
08-08-07, 12:17 AM
OK, somebody explain to me why Lowell was sent home from first on that play?

Why risk it with nobody out and a guy with Molina-like speed on the bases?

DeMarlo Hale strikes again. I've been keeping count: that's the 3,914th time Hale has pulled that crap.

I think he took a cue from earlier in the game and saw the Angels' aggressiveness pay off. But with no one out and down by 3 I agree.

Yass, I'm sure i speak for alot fo posters here when I say I wish you rooted for any other team so I could sympathize with you some more.

(meanwhile you're STILL owners of the best record in the AL, so I don't feel THAT sorry for ya!)

teknetic
08-08-07, 12:17 AM
I must flog myself now for punishment.

CSPAN usually does the trick.

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:17 AM
Manny had absolutely no chance to catch that. Are you watching the game? The ball was 10 feet from being a HR.

Yeah, I'm watching. I watched that ball the same way Manny did.

It wasn't catchable, but he looked genuinely surprised when it landed fair.

dabomb2045
08-08-07, 12:17 AM
I'm pleasantly surprised to see the Angels beat up the Sox for once.....the same way they do against us

EyeRis
08-08-07, 12:18 AM
i hope bonds retire after the game...at least boston is losing...if the angels could hang on to win, its a good day after all...

BonusCantos
08-08-07, 12:19 AM
CSPAN usually does the trick.
Mr. Speaker, I'd like to table an amendment to article 1, subclause 2b of HR 4114, providing federal subsidies for...(snore)

Yankees13
08-08-07, 12:19 AM
Julian Taverez :: Kyle Farnsworth

DaYanks24
08-08-07, 12:19 AM
I can't wait to watch ESPN tomorrow and see their "experts" still defiantly predict that the Yankees have no shot at winning the division. Everyone points to the weak July schedule, conveniently forgetting that the Yanks have the best record in baseball since May 30th.

-tz
08-08-07, 12:19 AM
That may be the first grammatical error I've made in a long time. I must flog myself now for punishment.It's OK, BC ... you is a good guy! :D

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:20 AM
Seriously, if you're a Boston fan, you can't feel good about getting swept by Detroit and then losing a series (possibly swept) by LA. These are the teams you'd presumably be facing in the postseason.

DEADSOX
08-08-07, 12:20 AM
I love the Angels.... but only for about 26 more hours

BonusCantos
08-08-07, 12:20 AM
It's OK, BC ... you is a good guy! :D
Why thanks...I suppose you can't bat 1.000 the whole season...0.992 will have to do. :)

jeterismyhomeboy
08-08-07, 12:21 AM
Manny had absolutely no chance to catch that. Are you watching the game? The ball was 10 feet from being a HR.

Coco Crisp with an error....this game is over! 5 games back baby!

The game is nowhere close to over. You have to believe in the strength of Angel suckitude versus the Bosox. I won't be happy until the last out is recorded, and the Sox are down for the count.

parkerstrong
08-08-07, 12:22 AM
Yeah, I'm watching. I watched that ball the same way Manny did.

It wasn't catchable, but he looked genuinely surprised when it landed fair.

You made it seem like he could have gotten it....and he didn't have a chance. I'm still pissed at Manny for not running out a hit the other day and turned a double into a single....it was 8-1 but I have him on my fantasy team. He is lazy.

CallOfTheCrow
08-08-07, 12:22 AM
The game is nowhere close to over. You have to believe in the strength of Angel suckitude versus the Bosox. I won't be happy until the last out is recorded, and the Sox are down for the count.

screw down for the count, I want a TKO.

frostdude1
08-08-07, 12:22 AM
coming up later on SportsCenter ... whos not now , the red sox :D

Big Game Andy
08-08-07, 12:22 AM
I love reading the SOSH Game Thread and watching that entire fanbase freak out and type "Five". :D

jimmykey2
08-08-07, 12:23 AM
I got five on it.......

knickfan23
08-08-07, 12:24 AM
Seriously, if you're a Boston fan, you can't feel good about getting swept by Detroit and then losing a series (possibly swept) by LA. These are the teams you'd presumably be facing in the postseason.

To me Sweet Lou, regular season performance against said team doesnt matter in a 3 of 5 or 4 of 7 series. Even if Boston were to get swept, they would have been swept essentially only having their Game 3 and 4 starters pitching. Having Beckett and Dice-K, along with Lackey and Escobar make the game look a whole lot different.

Thats why I still dont care if the Yanks win the East or not. In 4 of 7, with homefield not really having an impact, the fact that the Yanks may have a losing record to the Sox in the regular year would mean nothing.

MassNYYfan
08-08-07, 12:24 AM
Feck Bonds. I turn the channel whenever they talk about him. Don't even wanna see highlights of 756, so when "Breaking News" hit NESN and Hazel Mae, I flipped the channel. Screw him.

Let's go, Los Spankey Monkeys!

MassNYYfan
08-08-07, 12:25 AM
I love reading the SOSH Game Thread and watching that entire fanbase freak out and type "Five". :D

You mean they haven't crashed the site or cut off the game thread and moved it to unknown realms yet? ;)

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:26 AM
The game is nowhere close to over. You have to believe in the strength of Angel suckitude versus the Bosox. I won't be happy until the last out is recorded, and the Sox are down for the count.

The Red Sox are not in Fenway tonight. Don't worry.

Big Game Andy
08-08-07, 12:28 AM
"Drew and Lugo are both gutless players, and we need to get rid of them any way we can" -Ananti from SOSH

sweet_lou_14
08-08-07, 12:28 AM
To me Sweet Lou, regular season performance against said team doesnt matter in a 3 of 5 or 4 of 7 series. Even if Boston were to get swept, they would have been swept essentially only having their Game 3 and 4 starters pitching. Having Beckett and Dice-K, along with Lackey and Escobar make the game look a whole lot different.

Thats why I still dont care if the Yanks win the East or not. In 4 of 7, with homefield not really having an impact, the fact that the Yanks may have a losing record to the Sox in the regular year would mean nothing.

Well, we beat up on Detroit like crazy last year, and look where it got us. So I definitely get your point.

BonusCantos
08-08-07, 12:29 AM
Stretching time in the OC, 9-4 Rally Monkeys.

Rocketman
08-08-07, 12:30 AM
As of right now, the Yankees have a better ExWL (expected winning percentage based on runs scored and runs allowed) than any team in baseball, including the Red Sox. They are the best team in Major League Baseball.

jeterismyhomeboy
08-08-07, 12:31 AM
Anyone surprised that the infielders just stood there and didn't bother giving him a handshake or a pat?



sent.

Thanks. Just one thing: does it not work for Macs?

dont_ya_know24
08-08-07, 12:31 AM
Feck Bonds. I turn the channel whenever they talk about him. Don't even wanna see highlights of 756, so when "Breaking News" hit NESN and Hazel Mae, I flipped the channel. Screw him.

Let's go, Los Spankey Monkeys!

i would also have disregarded the highlights, but when i hear hazel mae, well, uh. yeah.:eek:

Big Game Andy
08-08-07, 12:32 AM
Kyle Synder has a 2.50 ERA? :wtf: