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. Professor Longnose

    Gardner! Gardner! Gardner!

  2. smurfy

    got it covered!

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

  3. Professor Longnose

    Hardly the greatest inning ever pitched, but Soriano got it done.

    • smurfy

      maybe it will charge him up to do better tomorrow, let’s hope.

      Nice play by Peedy.

  4. Professor Longnose

    Should have hung on to Aceves.

    • smurfy

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

  5. Professor Longnose

    Three up, three down on three pitches?

  6. smurfy

    Well, alright. Down to Mo. 3 run lead. Time to watch Mr. Graceful do his dance.

  7. smurfy

    go for a little drama? maybe Big Sloppy will get stuck at third.

    • Professor Longnose

      OK, but not too much.

  8. smurfy

    ow, Salty looks hurt, his wrist.

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

  9. Professor Longnose

    Wow. Girardi is actually pissed!

    • smurfy

      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.

    • bornwithpinstripes

      about time

  10. smurfy

    see? no sweat. Leave it to the best reliever ever was.

    • Professor Longnose

      Had ‘em all the way.

      As always, a pleasure. ‘Night.

      • smurfy

        nighty, night, Professor!

  11. Professor Longnose

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

  12. Man, I love our commenters. I don’t always get to chime in, but I read ‘em all since they get e-mailed to me. Great game, all.

    • smurfy

      thanks, Larry. Love this place!

  13. Duh, Innings!

    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.

  14. bornwithpinstripes

    we will need a touch down and extra point and a field goal to win thursday

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