Yankees finish season by embarrassing Red Sox

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

29 thoughts on “Yankees finish season by embarrassing Red Sox

  1. Nova trying to get in on Cano's interview on the YES Postgame was about the funniest thing I've seen in a while! Go Yanks!

  2. The team earned this, no doubt…..

    It does bother me that a lot of the negative fans killing the team the past few months disappear into thin air on a night like this, only to be seen again the day after the team is eliminated in the playoffs if that happens.

    and it also bothers me that a lot of yankee fans (well, not a lot, but a vocal minority).. still refuse to acknowledge what a good Captain Jeter truly is…

    but that's the price you pay for being the Greatest Team in Sports… where anything short of a championship isn't good enough. It's a worthy trade-off

  3. I was thinking when Andruw Jones was up that this might be his last major league at bat. If he can't be a right-handed platoon dh, he really has no role. But he was a great player — remember the two home runs in his first two Series at bats in '96 when he was 19; I still have nightmares about that — who hung on a bit too long. The fly out to the warning track seemed like an apt metaphor for his situation right now.

  4. Just to put the Red Sox in better perspective. On July 31, they were only two games behind the Orioles. Starting August 1, they won 16 games and lost 42. You can't blame the trade with the Dodgers for all of this, as the team went 7-15 in August before the trade. But after the trade, the BoSox went 9-27.

    Whatever single cause you might come with, it's not enough to explain a collapse this profound. Not even Bobby Valentine.

  5. I understand everyone riding high off this win and the Division Title but COME ON! The Yankees just got fat off of one of the most pathetic Red Sox teams ever. Their starting pitching, bullpen, lineup and coaching was pathetic. Of course the Yankees are going to look like the best team after playing them.

    I do think they have the capability to run the table in the playoffs more so than any other AL team but I think you guys might be a little too high on them right now.

  6. I lament the poor condition of the Red Sox and take little joy in beating them when they are in this condition. The Sox front office embarrassed themselves.

    I still worry that the Yanks pitching is suspect but they toughed it out. As much as I've been a critic of Girardi, he probably did his best job managing the team in 2012 when he was forced to field a team that looked more like the starting lineup most smaller market teams assemble nightly with weak links throughout. The benefit for Girardi was learning which of these players might be able to contribute as role and bench guys while being forced to start many of them. Granderson (another guy I've picked on) carried the team in a way he wasn't counted on for — power and driving in runs. Swisher caught fire and likely contributed to Jeter's resurgence by batting 2nd.

    We still look creakier than we should. The rotation is an ace who has battled but had arm issues, Kuroda who was expected to not be as front of the rotation as he has had to be — and Pettitte who wasn't even in the game a year ago. Hopefully Hughes steps up if he starts in the next two plus weeks. Can't really fault the pen since they overcame the obvious challenge of no Mariano.

  7. That game felt like necrophilia.

    On a happy note, we have everyone back, and the rotation is set up as well as it can be. Bring it on!

  8. So the postseason roster debates can begin.. Feel like these are locks

    Pitching: Sabathia, Kuroda, Pettitte, Hughes, Soriano, Robertson, Chamberlain, Logan, Phelps

    Batters: Martin, Stewart, Teixiera, Cano, Jeter, Rodriguez, Nunez, Chavez, Suzuki, Granderson, Swisher, Ibanez

    Assuming they go with 14 batters, 11 pitchers, what choices do you make?

    2 Relief pitchers: Nova? Garcia? Lowe? Rapada? Eppley?
    2 Batters: Jones? Gardner? Dickerson?

  9. I think we can all agree that generally the hot team going in is the one that makes the most noise in October. And it's hard to deny the fact that this team is hot at precisely the right moment, along with Oakland. The three days off can't hurt, but you wish it was only two, just because momentum can be so fleeting. Let's see if they can wipe out the memory of 2011 with some timely hits against Friday's survivor. An Oakland-New York ALCS wouldn't be a surprise.

  10. I actually felt bad for Valentine and Pedroia. I didn't think that was possible. It's much more fun to beat a good Sox team. As it is now it's like hating on a wounded puppy.

    I don't think there is any way Gardner gets left off the roster. I think Jones stays home. He's right handed but he's been putrid. A late inning outfield of Gardner, Suzuki and Granderson would be sick.