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Game Thread: 8/17 Red Sox (69-51) @ Yankees (66-52) 7:05 PM

Game Thread: 8/17 Red Sox (69-51) @ Yankees (66-52) 7:05 PM

Randad63

So disheartening to watch this. Playing with no heart, no fire, no confidence. Since the ASB there’s been too few clutch hits, too few rallies. Feels like such a lack of leadership. I know Bogey tries but no one has taken on that role since Papi and Pedey and time is running out. We need a spark. Maybe Sale can light a fire under their collective asses. I cannot bear to watch us get swept by the fucking skankees rn!


publicservantguy1

pedroia hasnt been with this team for over 5 years dude. They won without him without a problem.


Dave-Beeth-Oven

He was in the locker room, just not on the field


publicservantguy1

umm no, he didnt join the team in 2018 until after they started the playoffs.


Wesley_Ford_Sr

It’s almost MORE painful that the Yankees aren’t a good team


Dave-Beeth-Oven

I mean, fuck the Yankees, but the good teams are the ones that win games, and that’s the Yankees right now


maxout2142

This is the most upset I've gotten all season. This game felt like an absolute must win and we did nothing.


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Just the worst


demolitionrob

We are choking the like 04 Yankees


DeanBlandino

I’m thinking more about some red Sox teams. The post deadline collapse has become something of a thing with us


AlarmingRoutine1142

Way to compete guys. Season on the line and we do absolutely nothing. Now we’re tied with a team we had a fucking 11 game lead on less than a month ago. Disgraceful.


senorsnrub

Not tied.


123456789hfgveidghdf

Seriously, fuck the yankees


DarkUnderbelly

Inexcusable.


RaoulDuke1

2-15 from our top 5 hitters tonight. fucking pathetic


Useful_ID10TS

This team is a god fucking damn disgrace.


soxdog11

Don't fucking lose tomorrow


Waste-Panda4074

Solid effort. Hit into some bad luck today-Sox should be able to beat up on Heaney tomorrow.


DanDi58

Buh bye wildcard.


Dave-Beeth-Oven

There’s over a month left, settle down


DanDi58

I’m feeling so much better tonight. 🙄


Dave-Beeth-Oven

There’s over a month minus one day left, settle down


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wopiacc

DAAAAAAAAA


[deleted]

What a fucking disgrace


b-r-u-v

Yankees and double headers can suck a fat one. Let’s win tomorrow.


rafaeldeversiscool

Go pats


Clarityman

I say this, and I cannot emphasize this enough: :(


DroopyTheDrew

Oh no, we suck again


soxfamily61

Complete implosion. Terrible. two months ago I thought Boone was gone. Horrible. Wow stunned by how we fell apart


iAmTheRealLange

Win the fucking game you cowards


PastorofMuppets101

Garbage


VistaVick

Great job. Total choke job to the yanks. Probably doesn't matter rays look unstoppable


bc12392

This team is a fucking embarrassment


shotodrag

Everything about this team sucks.


ampha_toast

This fucking sucks


Brady331

God forbid Manfred make professional athletes play a couple more innings in a day


Efficient-Lemon-1491

I'm good, I've had enough of doing nothing with bases loaded for one day


MookieSweats

We lose regardless


bck-

I’d love to be a fly on the wall in the clubhouse after the game


publicservantguy1

cora probably thanked them all, and offered to let them cry on his shoulder while being there for them.


KingofBeardStyle

Pitching wasn't horrible. Offense tho? Absolute shit.


ampha_toast

Take me back to before the ASB


FVCKDIVMONDS

So we’re missing fastballs down the middle...ok


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Can’t wait for them to lose in WC game


DarkUnderbelly

We first have to make it to the Wild Card game.


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Oh shit I meant the jankees


dogman5d

we aint even making that


[deleted]

Booooooooooooo


bc12392

So lifeless


VistaVick

Christ on a stick. This is a disgrace


Brady331

Making this guy look like a Chad


ampha_toast

Bogaerts. Please.


shotodrag

I agree Alex, that didn't look at all like a pitch worth swinging at.


abeachedwhale

I remember not sweating over a 2 run deficit. Wasn't that long ago. Even in the last inning I wasn't sweating it. Bring that fire back. Because I'm sweating BUCKETS.


ieatforkswithnoodles

YAnKeEs about to pass bOsToN


PastorofMuppets101

I mean, yeah.


ieatforkswithnoodles

Was told by mods on here that’d never happen! imagine being a blind cheerleader 🤡


Dave-Beeth-Oven

Yeah, don’t be a blind cheerleader when this team needs your realistic perspective Imagine reveling in being right about this shit


dogman5d

a little algebra for yall Equation for how many runs the bullpen gives up X+2 X being how many runs the offense scores


njgreenwood

X = Xander That’s the only math I know


cy_kelly

I wasted 7 years in grad school when the answer was right here all along.


MarquisJames

so 4 games back now?


[deleted]

And falling


Brady331

Neither team is doing good offensively this game


RaoulDuke1

kike is not committing to swings today he looks like shit


rafaeldeversiscool

I love dinky fly balls :)


FVCKDIVMONDS

I bet DJ doesn’t even know how to DJ


bck-

Hangs up forever He slightly overruns it Still makes the out Jesus fucking Christ give us a break


njgreenwood

I don’t understand this teams struggles in double headers. But it’s a thing and sometimes that’s just baseball.


LyradROB7

I want this game to end so I can go to sleep wake up to watch these guys play a real game of baseball that’s nine innings fuckin seven inning bullshit


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Everyone on the Yankees looks like an npc henchman you beat up in a Spider-Man videogame


njgreenwood

Some of those guys at least have beards


ampha_toast

come on dugie


VistaVick

Oh fck the Yanks


ampha_toast

FUCK


[deleted]

Is this team punting or what


sno_cone_thehomeloan

this sucks


ampha_toast

please


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Fuck chode green


ampha_toast

I don’t care how. I want kiké on


survivorbae3

We need Kike to get on it always hits different when the lead off man gets on


TheCrudeDude

Kiké - double Dugie - single X- double Devers- upper deck piss missile


KeepStopping

Just a few bloops away from getting a brand new ballgame.


Useful_ID10TS

Ok, top of the line up needs to get out there and just start a fucking fire.


bepzingy68

TIME TO EAT YER GREENS


marisathemighty

HOW CAN YA HAVE ANY PUDDING IF YOU DON'T EAT YOUR GREENS?


Waste-Panda4074

Red Sox have gr8 numbers vs Green


FVCKDIVMONDS

#BLOOP & A BLAST


jjmenace

Did I hear Yankees fans booing THEIR pitcher was checking the runner at 1st?


Dave-Beeth-Oven

Huh? They were booing sawamura checking the runner


Kakali4

Well, do or die time. Fuck


Bruinsdman

Now the bullpen does well.


ampha_toast

KIKÉ, DUGIE, X MAN, GET IT STARTED


abeachedwhale

I've seen bigger things happen. I witnessed and remember 04. I know we can pull this regular season out. I know what happens to this team in the playoffs. We might not win it all but we can make a fucking great run. I've seen how this team can play. I'm just sad that I have to say this.


bck-

Where are the damn Han Solo gifs to turn our luck around


birdisthewordplay

https://tenor.com/view/fuckyou-hansolo-robotchicken-starwars-gif-4934807 (not directed at you, I just don't see enough robot chicken nowadays)


coffee42

Hi-Chew time y'all


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Red Sox offense got bad blue balls. Need to let it out in the 7th


NKovalenko

We’re taking out a reliever so we can get a better matchup against….Kyle Higashioka??? He’s hitting fucking .171 goddamnit this is pathetic Someone tie Alex Cora down to the bench just stop overmanaging and tiring all ur pen


w8w8dont

Seems like over managing to not let Martin finish the inning. He's been looking good. Increased velo out of the pen.


bepzingy68

I've noticed that Cora hasn't been as sharp in doubleheaders this year. Not that I blame him, he's gotta worry about two games, but it still sucks.


PastorofMuppets101

Maybe the seven innings instead of nine are throwing him off.


VistaVick

Kind of true. I hope Saw doesn't throw too many pitches, we will probably need him in game 3


[deleted]

Pretty fucking sad if we get shutout after game 1's pathetic performance.


b-r-u-v

We never play well in double headers for some reason so I’m not surprised


vykeengene

So what is this?? Like the 9th pitcher we used today? Excellent strategy 👍


NKovalenko

Idt any of these guys are the even the 26th man so we’re just tiring out our regular relievers


AthleteNormal

What a horrible day to have eyes


b-r-u-v

if we had the luck the yankees have rn…


Waste-Panda4074

Dalbec isn’t exactly the Wizard of Oz


Wesley_Ford_Sr

y


FVCKDIVMONDS

See that’s the difference right now when you’re going good like the Yankees are you get bullshit like that when you’re not things like what happened in the Bobby AB happen


njgreenwood

Wut


VistaVick

9/10 for style. 0/10 for results.


ampha_toast

Ah, another shit luck single. My favorite


ieatforkswithnoodles

Text updates from 65 year old dad “This was how I grew up. First place then collapse after all star break” Love real fans


bck-

Lol my dad is 75, and every time I text him my displeasure he hits me with, “Are you giving up, already?”


ieatforkswithnoodles

I mean Mark Belanger sold my dad shoes in off seasons, so view may be different. An Al Bundy gold glover


birdisthewordplay

It smells like childhood. I hated my childhood.


lordbloodstar

My first full season was 1986. Too little to know anything but it was a foreshadowing of two decades.


Brady331

If we lose this game, 3 of the Yankees’ 5 wins against us this season will be in games lasting 7 innings or less


bck-

That softens the sting, slightly


VistaVick

we used to be a good comeback team. Never know what might have happened in innings 8 and 9


soxdog11

They are getting bailed out hard recently


bepzingy68

So 2 real losses. Gotcha.


Nick3570

Maybe we start using Perez more often when we need a lefty instead of throwing Taylor out every single game


[deleted]

Yeah I like the idea of Perez in one inning appearances


sweethomekentucky

I genuinely can’t believe after being like 10 games up on the yankees a month ago that the sox are going to be tied with them and almost out of a playoff spot they had wrapped up. Just so disappointing for such an amazing season. Guess there’s a game tomorrow tho


PastorofMuppets101

I’m not sure how ANYONE can call this a slump after all that.


sktchld

Punting at the trade deadline killed this team.


vykeengene

But but the farms team and the prospects.


bepzingy68

Short term, maybe. But long term we're gonna appreciate Chaim not selling the farm for half a year of Scherzer or Rizzo.


vykeengene

It’s funny cause we were in 1st place a month ago and no one was saying this. But now it’s just a good excuse to throw a winning season away. 5 years from now when this team still sucks and hasn’t made the playoffs in years, I wonder if you’ll still be kissing chaims ass


bepzingy68

Who hurt you


vykeengene

Why are you so proud?


sktchld

Worrying about the future is for teams that don't have a legit chance to win the championship. All it did was show the current players they aren't thinking about winning this year so why should they give a fuck.


vykeengene

Exactly right. we were in first place at the break. Mgmt basically said “nah I don’t feel like winning anymore” and screwed the team


charliesnackavoy

a very original take that no one else has ever said


PastorofMuppets101

It really did tbh


FVCKDIVMONDS

Martin kinda nasty out of the pen


w8w8dont

Nasty Martin. Looking kinda decent out of the pen.


soxdog11

I will take it. If only we used them in the first game


dogman5d

when perez and richards have been your best bullpen arms


lordbloodstar

I hope Schwarber gets back up. We are in serious need of a single or double with no RBI


AthleteNormal

Red Sox with RISP tonight: 0 - 8 Yankees with RISP tonight: 0 - 9


willdcawley

Let’s just drill someone, it’ll create a spark that might give life to this team


Flamecyborg

Jeeze what's with scumbags wishing injury on people in the past 10 minutes... get that shit outta here.


willdcawley

Also my bad man, I wasn’t thinking about it to injure someone m, I was just thinking about getting this team riled up, not the person on the other end of it


willdcawley

I’m not saying 100 at the head just like a “misplaced curveball”


lordbloodstar

I would have like to see Cora at any point get mad about any one of these shit umpire jobs. He just sits there.


Flamecyborg

Cora's management over today's games is certainly a legitimate argument to have. Don't see how that has any relevance to OP's "just drill someone" comment...


lordbloodstar

This team needs fire. He is asking to drill someone for that fire. I don’t agree but I do think the manager could act fired up for anything


charliesnackavoy

I don't see Martin Perez intentionally hitting someone lol


ampha_toast

We’re not trashy


Wesley_Ford_Sr

But who do you even hit? So many options


lordbloodstar

The correct answer is Gardy regardless of location


Kakali4

When the red Sox were kicking ass to start the year I was playing mlb the show all night, watching west coast out if market games, just *consuming* baseball. Now, I watch the Sox and never want to look at anything baseball after our game ends.


NKovalenko

This offense is awesome at absolutely losing all momentum. We’ve had sm games these past 3-4 weeks where we’ve absolutely gone off and then come out the next day swinging like we’re fucking blind


VistaVick

they dont have confidence that they can beat any decent teams anymore. Its sad


lordbloodstar

The OriOles ArE a ReAl TeAM


Brady331

I still have hope


VistaVick

Well the As are losing again. Really wish the white sox hadn't blown their series against the skanks though


bepzingy68

The A's playoff chances take a massive hit with Bassitt going down. Make of that what you will.


Phantom255x

The AL Central specialty. No matter how good an AL Central team looks in the season, they just lose to NYY (MIN always, CLE in 2017 and 2020, etc.)


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Why do the good teams play mediocre against the jankees


DarkUnderbelly

Omg that's terrible to hear about Chris Bassitt. Hope he's ok


Wesside38

Call me crazy, but the possibility of having a 1 game wildcard playoff game vs the Yankees actually really excites me.


thebasketball_fan

I would rather die


bck-

Whatever exceeds crazy is what you are My heart wouldn’t be able to take it


TheCrudeDude

Good news is we worked the lineup back to the top of the order. The bad news is that its still today.


Someone_Care

At least we're at the top of the order


drgucc

Brady may have been able to beat that throw


soxdog11

Words can not describe how over I am at seeing the Sox be like this.


bepzingy68

I miss Brooks Kriske


soxdog11

Forever in our hearts


dogman5d

over 13 innings the red sox have 3 runs, great offense


w8w8dont

We're great against the Orioles


ampha_toast

Oh god, Bassitt I hope you’re ok.


KeepStopping

Maybe I’m just optimistic, but damn it I’m optimistic. I think we can bring it back.


FVCKDIVMONDS

Still a bloop and a blast away from making it even hopefully chad green implodes


Homerun75

If Perez doesn’t before then. But we saw what happened in the 7th of game one with zero outs and the bases loaded.


FVCKDIVMONDS

That shit made me wanna punch my tv


w8w8dont

If we lose we're officially in 3rd place. Been a month to forget.


cy_kelly

To an extent you make your own luck, like Eck was saying with Voit's little broken bat bloop driving in 2 *but* after Whitlock and Taylor had walked 'em loaded... but holy shit sometimes it's just unbelievable lol.


bck-

It feels like we scratch and claw to get into a good position and then the baseball gods tell us to go fuck ourselves


AATroop

Yeah, it's felt incredibly unlucky lately.


cy_kelly

With a rake


HeSawTheLight

As a viewer, it has actually gone so bad that now I am unable to distinguish between the real life performance of the Red Sox, and my performance on MLB The Show. Exceptional pitching combined with piss-poor hitting and the occasional bullpen meltdown.


Brady331

Well get better at The Show so we get better


PastorofMuppets101

Again, why take out Eovaldi so early for a shitty pitcher?


cy_kelly

I can kind of see it with 2 out of 3 upcoming batters being lefties, but yeah idk Eovaldi was on and just gave up a decent shot to right field and a golf club homer on a pitch that wasn't even in the zon.


SewerRat57

Chad Green is such a tool.


lordofthe_wog

For a man named Chad Green he sure looks *exactly* like someone who would post on an incel forum.


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Has fucking bugeyes


Wesley_Ford_Sr

WE ARE STILL GOOD AND THEY ARE STILL EVIL