Game Thread 8/30: Back to Fenway

Sorry for the late thread, I guess everyone’s a little busy tonight (myself included).  Here are the lineups courtesy of Lohud.  Looks like a matchup of reverse locks: CC vs. the Red Sox and John Lackey vs. anybody.  Go get ’em fellas.


YANKEES (80-52)
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP CC Sabathia (17-7, 2.99)

RED SOX (81-51)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro SS
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie 3B
Carl Crawford LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald RF

RHP John Lackey (12-9, 5.98)

113 thoughts on “Game Thread 8/30: Back to Fenway

  1. got it covered!

    guess it didn’t matter that it was Ellsbury, since they’re down 3, he wasn’t stealing.

    • yeah, he was good under pressure, good for mopup, good for short, good for long. Loved his flexibility. Hate that the RS got him.

  2. ow, Salty looks hurt, his wrist.

    Joe should take it easy, he wasn’t swinging when the pitch arrived.

    • yeah, it WAS a swing, officially. But he was trying o check, get out of the way at the end. In Russia, it would be swing, no hit by pitch, even if your arm is broken.

  3. A win. Now all we need to win the series is a little luck tomorrow or a miracle Thursday.

  4. The Yanks got angry, finally.

    I’ve newfound respect for Cervelli. LOL at the picture of him in Saltamacchia’s catcher-masked face on the Yankees Lohud blog. Always a catcher’s mask on, sigh.

    Lackey should’ve been tossed and should be suspended for hitting Cervelli because that HBP was intentional.