Game Thread: 8/17 Red Sox (69-51) @ Yankees (66-52) 7:05 PM
By - RedSoxGameday
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!
pedroia hasnt been with this team for over 5 years dude. They won without him without a problem.
He was in the locker room, just not on the field
umm no, he didnt join the team in 2018 until after they started the playoffs.
It’s almost MORE painful that the Yankees aren’t a good team
I mean, fuck the Yankees, but the good teams are the ones that win games, and that’s the Yankees right now
This is the most upset I've gotten all season. This game felt like an absolute must win and we did nothing.
Just the worst
We are choking the like 04 Yankees
I’m thinking more about some red Sox teams. The post deadline collapse has become something of a thing with us
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.
Seriously, fuck the yankees
2-15 from our top 5 hitters tonight. fucking pathetic
This team is a god fucking damn disgrace.
Don't fucking lose tomorrow
Solid effort. Hit into some bad luck today-Sox should be able to beat up on Heaney tomorrow.
Buh bye wildcard.
There’s over a month left, settle down
I’m feeling so much better tonight. 🙄
There’s over a month minus one day left, settle down
What a fucking disgrace
Yankees and double headers can suck a fat one. Let’s win tomorrow.
I say this, and I cannot emphasize this enough:
Oh no, we suck again
Complete implosion. Terrible. two months ago I thought Boone was gone. Horrible. Wow stunned by how we fell apart
Win the fucking game you cowards
Great job. Total choke job to the yanks. Probably doesn't matter rays look unstoppable
This team is a fucking embarrassment
Everything about this team sucks.
This fucking sucks
God forbid Manfred make professional athletes play a couple more innings in a day
I'm good, I've had enough of doing nothing with bases loaded for one day
We lose regardless
I’d love to be a fly on the wall in the clubhouse after the game
cora probably thanked them all, and offered to let them cry on his shoulder while being there for them.
Pitching wasn't horrible. Offense tho? Absolute shit.
Take me back to before the ASB
So we’re missing fastballs down the middle...ok
Can’t wait for them to lose in WC game
We first have to make it to the Wild Card game.
Oh shit I meant the jankees
we aint even making that
Christ on a stick. This is a disgrace
Making this guy look like a Chad
I agree Alex, that didn't look at all like a pitch worth swinging at.
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.
YAnKeEs about to pass bOsToN
I mean, yeah.
Was told by mods on here that’d never happen!
imagine being a blind cheerleader 🤡
Yeah, don’t be a blind cheerleader when this team needs your realistic perspective
Imagine reveling in being right about this shit
a little algebra for yall
Equation for how many runs the bullpen gives up
X being how many runs the offense scores
X = Xander
That’s the only math I know
I wasted 7 years in grad school when the answer was right here all along.
so 4 games back now?
Neither team is doing good offensively this game
kike is not committing to swings today he looks like shit
I love dinky fly balls :)
I bet DJ doesn’t even know how to DJ
Hangs up forever
He slightly overruns it
Still makes the out
Jesus fucking Christ give us a break
I don’t understand this teams struggles in double headers. But it’s a thing and sometimes that’s just baseball.
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
Everyone on the Yankees looks like an npc henchman you beat up in a Spider-Man videogame
Some of those guys at least have beards
come on dugie
Oh fck the Yanks
Is this team punting or what
Fuck chode green
I don’t care how. I want kiké on
We need Kike to get on it always hits different when the lead off man gets on
Kiké - double
Dugie - single
Devers- upper deck piss missile
Just a few bloops away from getting a brand new ballgame.
Ok, top of the line up needs to get out there and just start a fucking fire.
TIME TO EAT YER GREENS
HOW CAN YA HAVE ANY PUDDING IF YOU DON'T EAT YOUR GREENS?
Red Sox have gr8 numbers vs Green
#BLOOP & A BLAST
Did I hear Yankees fans booing THEIR pitcher was checking the runner at 1st?
Huh? They were booing sawamura checking the runner
Well, do or die time. Fuck
Now the bullpen does well.
KIKÉ, DUGIE, X MAN, GET IT STARTED
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.
Where are the damn Han Solo gifs to turn our luck around
https://tenor.com/view/fuckyou-hansolo-robotchicken-starwars-gif-4934807 (not directed at you, I just don't see enough robot chicken nowadays)
Hi-Chew time y'all
Red Sox offense got bad blue balls. Need to let it out in the 7th
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
Seems like over managing to not let Martin finish the inning. He's been looking good. Increased velo out of the pen.
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.
Maybe the seven innings instead of nine are throwing him off.
Kind of true. I hope Saw doesn't throw too many pitches, we will probably need him in game 3
Pretty fucking sad if we get shutout after game 1's pathetic performance.
We never play well in double headers for some reason so I’m not surprised
So what is this?? Like the 9th pitcher we used today? Excellent strategy 👍
Idt any of these guys are the even the 26th man so we’re just tiring out our regular relievers
What a horrible day to have eyes
if we had the luck the yankees have rn…
Dalbec isn’t exactly the Wizard of Oz
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
9/10 for style. 0/10 for results.
Ah, another shit luck single. My favorite
Text updates from 65 year old dad
“This was how I grew up. First place then collapse after all star break”
Love real fans
Lol my dad is 75, and every time I text him my displeasure he hits me with, “Are you giving up, already?”
I mean Mark Belanger sold my dad shoes in off seasons, so view may be different. An Al Bundy gold glover
It smells like childhood.
I hated my childhood.
My first full season was 1986. Too little to know anything but it was a foreshadowing of two decades.
If we lose this game, 3 of the Yankees’ 5 wins against us this season will be in games lasting 7 innings or less
That softens the sting, slightly
we used to be a good comeback team. Never know what might have happened in innings 8 and 9
They are getting bailed out hard recently
So 2 real losses. Gotcha.
Maybe we start using Perez more often when we need a lefty instead of throwing Taylor out every single game
Yeah I like the idea of Perez in one inning appearances
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
I’m not sure how ANYONE can call this a slump after all that.
Punting at the trade deadline killed this team.
But but the farms team and the prospects.
Short term, maybe. But long term we're gonna appreciate Chaim not selling the farm for half a year of Scherzer or Rizzo.
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
Who hurt you
Why are you so proud?
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.
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
a very original take that no one else has ever said
It really did tbh
Martin kinda nasty out of the pen
Nasty Martin. Looking kinda decent out of the pen.
I will take it. If only we used them in the first game
when perez and richards have been your best bullpen arms
I hope Schwarber gets back up. We are in serious need of a single or double with no RBI
Red Sox with RISP tonight: 0 - 8
Yankees with RISP tonight: 0 - 9
Let’s just drill someone, it’ll create a spark that might give life to this team
Jeeze what's with scumbags wishing injury on people in the past 10 minutes...
get that shit outta here.
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
I’m not saying 100 at the head just like a “misplaced curveball”
I would have like to see Cora at any point get mad about any one of these shit umpire jobs. He just sits there.
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...
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
I don't see Martin Perez intentionally hitting someone lol
We’re not trashy
But who do you even hit? So many options
The correct answer is Gardy regardless of location
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.
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
they dont have confidence that they can beat any decent teams anymore. Its sad
The OriOles ArE a ReAl TeAM
I still have hope
Well the As are losing again. Really wish the white sox hadn't blown their series against the skanks though
The A's playoff chances take a massive hit with Bassitt going down. Make of that what you will.
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.)
Why do the good teams play mediocre against the jankees
Omg that's terrible to hear about Chris Bassitt. Hope he's ok
Call me crazy, but the possibility of having a 1 game wildcard playoff game vs the Yankees actually really excites me.
I would rather die
Whatever exceeds crazy is what you are
My heart wouldn’t be able to take it
Good news is we worked the lineup back to the top of the order. The bad news is that its still today.
At least we're at the top of the order
Brady may have been able to beat that throw
Words can not describe how over I am at seeing the Sox be like this.
I miss Brooks Kriske
Forever in our hearts
over 13 innings the red sox have 3 runs, great offense
We're great against the Orioles
Oh god, Bassitt I hope you’re ok.
Maybe I’m just optimistic, but damn it I’m optimistic. I think we can bring it back.
Still a bloop and a blast away from making it even hopefully chad green implodes
If Perez doesn’t before then. But we saw what happened in the 7th of game one with zero outs and the bases loaded.
That shit made me wanna punch my tv
If we lose we're officially in 3rd place. Been a month to forget.
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.
It feels like we scratch and claw to get into a good position and then the baseball gods tell us to go fuck ourselves
Yeah, it's felt incredibly unlucky lately.
With a rake
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.
Well get better at The Show so we get better
Again, why take out Eovaldi so early for a shitty pitcher?
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.
Chad Green is such a tool.
For a man named Chad Green he sure looks *exactly* like someone who would post on an incel forum.
Has fucking bugeyes
WE ARE STILL GOOD AND THEY ARE STILL EVIL