And They Ran. They Ran So Far Away: Sox-Angels Gamer I

If there’s anything the Sox didn’t need after a demoralizing, humiliating, hangover-inducing five-game sweep at the hands of their most hated rivals, it’s a West Coast trip. But that’s what they get.

Beaten, battered, bruised and fresh from a cross-country flight, the Red Sox push Kyle Snyder — some might call him overworked after two outings in which he faced 16 batters in the past week; Terry Francona calls him pre-warmed! — to the hill against Joe Saunders, otherwise known as Jered Weaver, The Sequel.

Don’t worry, though. Since Aug. 15, Kyle Snyder’s been virtually the ace of the Sox’ staff!

  • Rudy Seanez — 27.00
  • Craig Hansen — 20.25
  • Jermaine Van Buren — 20.25
  • Mike Timlin —  20.25
  • Jon Lester — 17.18
  • Josh Beckett — 14.29
  • Jason Johnson — 8.31
  • Kyle Snyder — 7.36
  • Manny Delcarmen — 5.40
  • David Wells — 3.86
  • Curt Schilling — 3.21
  • Jonathan Papelbon — 3.00
  • Keith Foulke — 0.00

Comment away!

181 comments… add one
  • Coco Crisp, CF
    Mark Loretta, 2B
    David Ortiz, DH
    Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    Wily Mo Pena, RF
    Mike Lowell, 3B
    Doug Mirabelli, C
    Gabe Kapler, LF
    Dustin Pedroia, SS
    Kyle Snyder, P

    TJ August 22, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • Wow. What does Tito need to see to realize Coco isn’t a leadoff hitter? It boggles the mind…

    SF August 22, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • That’s a crappy lineup. Coco – OBP of .320 and change. ‘Belli, even worse. Kapler? Beyond useless with the stick. Lowell? Playing really tired right now. And then there’s the Royal castoff Snyder. At least we get to see what Pedroia might be all about.
    Let’s just say that expectations for a result tonight are low…

    SF August 22, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • How long is Manny going to be off?

    walein August 22, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Well not much choice tonite with Manny out you need Youk lower. Though with the Angels starter being a rookie, I would have atleast considered throwing Pedroia right in in the leadoff spot.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • Manny is listed as day-to-day

    TJ August 22, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Has Pedroia been playing short in the minors? Isn’t he natural 2b? Tough to throw a kid into his first start in the bigs out of position, and at short at that.

    YF August 22, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Pedroia was converted to 2B from SS last year after the Renteria signing, Hes played a lot of 2B and SS this year as well as some 3B lately because of Lowell’s nagging pains.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Yes, but with one game we should be able to make a judgment on whether or not he will be a productive player for the next ten years, at his natural position or not.
    Seriously, I think Pedroia was brought up as a shortstop, then moved to second. So he’s back at his original position.

    SF August 22, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • here’s a good article on the Sox
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14471572/site/newsweek/

    TJ August 22, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • plus pulling Loretta and having Cora play SS doesnt seem an ideal situation either

    TonyC.25 August 22, 2006, 8:12 pm
  • globe: “Pedroia has played both shortstop and second base regularly for Pawtucket, with a few games at third base thrown in when Mike Lowell was down after fouling a ball off his foot. Pedroia is batting .305 with 50 RBI and 30 doubles in 111 games with the PawSox.”

    airk August 22, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Pedroia basically is playing split time in AAA because Boston is unsure what direction they will go next year. Loretta or Gonzalez will probable retained with Pedroia playing the position thats left open.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • With that lineup, if Ortiz sees anything resembling a strike in a close game, Mike Sciosia should be canned on the spot.

    yankeemonkey August 22, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Boston getting plenty of help tonite…
    Detroit 4 Chicago 0 6th inning
    Baltimore 6 Minnesota 1 6th inning

    TJ August 22, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Baltimore 6 Minn 3 Final

    TJ August 22, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Detroit finishes off Chicago 4-0.
    updated Wild Card standings
    Chicago…… —
    Minnesota…. .5
    Boston…….3.5

    TJ August 22, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • sox should send a little thank you note to Nick Markakis who hit three solo dings tonight in the O’s win over the Twins. not bad for a rook. kid can play.

    cory (sf) August 22, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • I hate West Coasters.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Well, it’s started well at least.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • Covelli has 18 doubles? Who knew?
    18 quietest doubles in baseball.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Wow, do the Angels really have the worst D in the AL? Didn’t realize that.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Leadoff double wasted.
    Good to see nothing has changed.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • Sox 0-3 with RISP already!

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:17 pm
  • Ugh.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Alright, K-Snyde, let’s roll!

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • At least they made the rook throw 18 pitches. But I’d feel better if Covelli was seeing more than 2-3 pitches per at-bat.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Um, does Snyder not have a pic with a Sox hat on? Because the Gamecast pic has his KC pic. But whatever.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • IBB in the 1st? To face a red-hot Anderson? Ummmmmm

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • Double steal. Ugh.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • double steal… storm clouds….

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Double steal! Rules! Haloball!
    GA strikeout. Boo.

    IvanX (AF) August 22, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • 25 pitches, but he got out of it.
    Time to get the pen going.
    Snyder won’t make it to the sixth.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Snyder pitched a good inning, save for the jam almost entirely created by Tito’s stratemagizing.

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • oh, and the 25 pitches. that’s not so good.

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Stratemagigizing, yes Homer, but at least it’s not 2-0.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • Oh look, Wily Mo’s on second. Let’s see if we can strand him, too.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:31 pm
  • Go Pena.
    Mariners lead the bad guys 2-0

    TJ August 22, 2006, 10:31 pm
  • Lowell with the single. First and third, none out.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:32 pm
  • Who is the Bozo starting for the Yankees?
    Vote now: Red Sox waste another RISP w/ 0 out, Yes or no?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:32 pm
  • yes

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Belli walks. Bases loaded, none out.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • yes

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • no.

    SF August 22, 2006, 10:37 pm
  • Kappy k’s. Two more outs til I’m screaming at the TV.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • airK, we might be wrong.
    I’ll take it.
    Troup bitching about RS fans chanting “Yankees Suck.”
    Troup: Shut up.
    Joe C: “It’s not true.”
    Yankee starter Jeff Karstens looks uglier than TJ Beam in Gameday mug. He gave up 2-run homer to Adrian Beltre, threw 27 pitches in the first.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • apologies for the double post – typepad acting up

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • no. oh, wait, Gabe is up. yes!

    SF August 22, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • ok Dustin lets knock em in qith ur first at bat :)

    TJ August 22, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • OK, DP, I need a hero!

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Kapler is really terrible, isn’t he?

    SF August 22, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • oh dear

    airk August 22, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • DAMN IT

    TJ August 22, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Ready to throw something.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:40 pm
  • Ok, so the verdict is in, and we still can’t do a darn thing fundamentally right. G’night, everyone!

    SF August 22, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • Tonight, Dustin Pedroia officially became a Red Sox.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • Well, Jaun Rivera just helped my fantasy team.
    Hey, I’m trying to look at the positives here, okay?

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • You want a positive? If Beckett was pitching, he’d be behind 4-0 by now. So we’ve got that going for us.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:46 pm
  • Um, well, okay then Bill.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:49 pm
  • How many pitches before Covelli makes an out?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:51 pm
  • Three is the winner!
    Our leadoff hitter has seen a whopping SIX pitches tonight.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • Lo with the single. He’ll be stranded though.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • Gee, why would you think that, laura?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • Our leadoff hitter also went 1-for-19 this past wekkend. Oh, Tito, Tito, what are you doing to us?

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:54 pm
  • Oh, I don’t know Bill. this team is just so fantastic at scoring runners, I just thought they would hit a bad streak at some point.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • the only thing worse then a yankee fan is a sox fan who complains about everything his team does.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • It ain’t Tito. Who is he supposed to bat No. 1? If Yooks leads off, when who bats No. 5?
    Tito has no choice. At some point, the responsibility to perforn falls on the players.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • Well, gee, TJ, what have the Red Sox done since the All-Star break that’s not worth complaining about?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 10:57 pm
  • Yes, but you can bat Lowell 5th and Pena 6th. If the leadoff guy can’t get on, then Ortiz and manny have no one to drive in. Coco hasn’t been performing and so shouldn’t be in the leadoff spot.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • Why dont you look towards the positives. Sure the season is in trouble, but we didnt add 20 million next year with Abreau or give up half the system for Andruw Jones, sit back and enjoy the fact that for the pains we will go through right now, Theo is building a team that can go on an Atlanta Braves type run.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • TJ, at this point, we’re allowed to complain. I can deal with getting swept by KC. But that show we put on this past weekend at home was just disgraceful.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • And I didn’t start complaining until Sunday.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:01 pm
  • I’m happy to look at the positives, TJ, but this team is too good to play the way they have. It’s unacceptable, and I’m fed up with it. It’s getting to the point where I expect them to lose every game. It’s pathetic. They are too good to play the way they have.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:02 pm
  • 2-1 Sox on the Chone Figgins error.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:03 pm
  • And the Yankees are now winning 3-2. That sucks.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • He could, Laura, but Lowell hasn’t been good in the No. 5 hole and Wily Mo really needs to be 7 or lower to develop.
    It’s up to Covelli to learn how to be a leadoff hitter. And that starts with more plate discipline. He HAS shown flashes, but must be more consistent.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • Makes you realize that even though Papi is probably the AL MVP, who is the real MVP of this team? Jason Varitek

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • They are, but Karstens threw 48 pitches through 2, so they’ll be in the pen soon. We need that.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • I’m not following the game… I’m not following the game… I’m not following the game…
    OKAY, I ADMIT IT, I can’t resist following the game. Even though I’m thoroughly disgusted and dispirited after this weekend.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • TJ, that’s a given almost every year. … And get ready for Jeter to be voted the MVP.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • Yes, but are we better off with a leadoff hitter who can’t get on base or a five hitter who doesn’t hit that well? Tek and Trot weren’t really performing from the five hole either. If no one is getting on infront of them, Ortiz and Manny don’t need protection. The worst they can do is hit a solo shot.
    Coco has the potential to be a great leadoff hitter. But he’s not going to learn how overnight.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:07 pm
  • Hudson, I knew you wouldn’t let us down. Relax, buddy. We’re all on the same team.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:07 pm
  • It’s up to Covelli to learn how to be a leadoff hitter. And that starts with more plate discipline. He HAS shown flashes, but must be more consistent.
    I’d be surprised if Boston don’t eat a portion of his salary to get rid of him this year like they did with Renteria last year.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:08 pm
  • 3-3 in Seattle now.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 11:09 pm
  • Laura, you’ve just hit on the $64 million question. You might as well call it a chick-egg debate. …
    what’s the score? Gameday still stuck on WMP, run-scoring play. I think the error really confused someone.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:09 pm
  • Varitek can bat .000 for the whole season and still be the teams MVP for how he calls a game behind the plate.
    It has been clear this month how valuable his game calling is.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:09 pm
  • Now 2-2.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:10 pm
  • Both GameCast and GameDay seem to have stalled out at Wily Mo’s at bat. And I can’t get my freakin’ MLB.tv to work now. Arrrrgh! How can I chill if I can’t even tell what’s going on?
    But thanks, Bill… I’ll try to go easy.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 11:10 pm
  • There was a collision with Kappy, Youk, and Lo in short right which resulted in no injuries but the Angels ended up with cabby and Vlad on second and third. Cabby scored on a ground ball, I think.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:12 pm
  • Gameday moving again. Lowell is batting. Good to see it’s working well.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:12 pm
  • Inning over. Still 2-2. Gamecast seems to be getting back on track.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • Hudson, TJ just chewed on me for complaining too much. Warranted or not, we’re all venting a bit here.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • Am I the only one who is actually watching the game?
    Belli strikes out to begin the fourth.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • Kasrstens up to 58 pitches thru 3; Baek at 70 for seattle. Doubleplay-Rod has 2 Ks in 2 AB.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • What is the evidence that Theo is building a team “that can go on an Atlanta Braves type run”?
    We have no bullpen and no rotation.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • I moved to Brooklyn last summer, ugh.. so ya games on tv are few and far between.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • Maybe Jane Fonda has Red Sox season tickets.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:17 pm
  • Those of us without audio/video access tonight are waaaaay behind on the action, Laura, due to GameDay/Cast problems.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 11:17 pm
  • You don’t want to go on an Atlanta Braves-type run. They’re a lock to get booted in the first round every year.

    yankeemonkey August 22, 2006, 11:18 pm
  • Gameday caught up now.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:18 pm
  • YAY PEDROIA!

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:18 pm
  • DP!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:19 pm
  • Yeah, I’ve got Gamecast up for quick access to stats and scores, so I can tell your behind. It’s actually up to date at the moment though. Coco is in fact batting at the moment.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:19 pm
  • Oh look, another stranded runner! What a shock!

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • Can I say it?
    CAN I SAY IT???

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • Lester, Papelbon, Hansen, Delcarmen, Alvarez, Martinez, DiNardo, Pedroia, Elsbury, Machado, Pauley, Van Buren, Moss, Murphy
    Yes some of them we havent seen yet, others have struggled, but thats to be expected when your forced to the bigs too soon, you end up learning under the pressure of Boston.
    BTW, have you seen how well Papelbon’s brother has been doing at Lowell along with a number of the other pitchers taken in this years draft?

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:21 pm
  • Three ABs for Covelli, NINE pitches.
    WORK THE COUNT!!!!!

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:22 pm
  • Any word on whether Sox signed Josh Bard today? If he’s not signed and reports to class at UNC, they lose him.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:23 pm
  • >>> Lester, Papelbon, Hansen, Delcarmen, Alvarez, Martinez, DiNardo, Pedroia, Elsbury, Machado, Pauley, Van Buren, Moss, Murphy <<< I'm trying to contain my enthusiasm.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 11:23 pm
  • IF someones watching the game if they show Theo on cam I guarantee he’ll be on the phone trying to get Bard done.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:24 pm
  • Yeah, TJ, some of those names are really lower level prospects. Nothing to get excited about.
    Papelbon, Lester, Hansen, Pedroia, Elsbury, Murphy. Those are the only guys on that I have any confidence in at all of truyl making an impact on the major league level. The rest may be servicable players, but some of them are definately AAAA guys.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Buehrle knocked around for CWS again today. I thought he had it back together.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Don’t expect Ellsbury and Murphy to be ready until 2008.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:27 pm
  • 3-2 Angels on the Figgins single.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:29 pm
  • Why would Philly trade away Abreau and Lidle, then trade for Jamie Moyer?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:42 pm
  • Cause they can’t decide if there season is over or not.

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:44 pm
  • Globe reported that Philly also renegged on a deal in principle to send Lidle to Boston when Cash demanded they include lidle in the Abreau deal. …
    Herald reports that DiNardo knocked around in Portland today in rehab assignment. …
    Lopez sent back down. Thank God.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:47 pm
  • Atta boy, Kyle!
    That’s about the best they could expect from him tonight.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • hmm our radio guys renamed the team?
    “The Red Sox of Boston and New England”

    TJ August 22, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • A knock at LA Angels of Anaheim. …
    Sh!t, Doubleplay-rod 2-run homer.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:50 pm
  • Come on, let’s get to this guy NOW!

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:53 pm
  • Wily Mo picked off first. Ugh.

    Laura August 22, 2006, 11:55 pm
  • From man on 1st/no outs to bases empty/2 outs, just like that.

    Hudson August 22, 2006, 11:57 pm
  • Scioscia bringing in new pitcher to face Kapler? Why?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 22, 2006, 11:59 pm
  • Come on, DP.
    I need a hero!

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:02 am
  • 7 lobs.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:05 am
  • OK, boys. You’ve had the pitching to keep you in the game. Let’s thenk them with some runs.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:14 am
  • Oh, my God, Covelli to see more than three pitches. … Four.
    Four AB 13 pitches, one hit.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:15 am
  • Finally! Yooks doubles home Papi, 3-3; WMP up.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:24 am
  • Troup sez Angels’ bad defense has come into play on all three Boston runs, but they also have taken away three hits, one that would have plated two runs.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:26 am
  • WMP swings at ball four, strikes out, leaves Yooks stranded at second.
    But now we’re tied, 3-3.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:27 am
  • Cabrera grounds into key doubleplay after leadoff walk. Guerrero up.
    DP turns his first major league DP.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:36 am
  • Theo: Re-sign Loretta to a 2-year deal, let A-Gon walk. DP is your starting SS next year. This is a good middle IF.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:37 am
  • Sexson drive in a run w/2 out, 5-4 NYY, RISP.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:39 am
  • After Anderson puts Angels up, 4-3, Ibanez sigles off Villone to tie it, 5-5.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:42 am
  • Gabbard replaced by MDC, who gets the third out.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:45 am
  • I should be in bed, but I see the Sox are actually not being blown out…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 12:48 am
  • Gabe Kapler, down to a miserable .224. Should we not see Eric Hinske here?

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 12:51 am
  • Should have. Kapler Ks on three pitches. Good work, bottom of the lineup!

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 12:52 am
  • Kapler was 3-3 against Shields before this. Playing percentages?
    Why am I trolling in a Sox thread? *slinks away*

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 12:52 am
  • Sox, incidentally, are 0 for 9 with RISP tonight, with one walk.

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 12:55 am
  • lol It’s cool, YM, we seem to be the only ones awake anyway… Francona might have been playing percentages, but only a fool would play percentages based on a three-AB sample size — oh wait…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 12:56 am
  • I’ve been all alone for a while, Paul.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:56 am
  • I saw you had been here, Bill, but you didsappeared right after I started talking… Maybe you just don’t like me :-)

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Top 2nd: Boston
    – W. Pena singled to right, W. Pena to second advancing on throw
    – M. Lowell singled to left, W. Pena to third
    Granted it wasnt a run scoring hit, but it was a hit with RISP

    TJ August 23, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Manny has a bat, might pinch hit for Covelli in the ninth.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Nice job by MDC. Got all four batters out.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 12:58 am
  • What’s wrong with Manny, anyway?

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 12:58 am
  • Oh OK, TJ. My GameCast didn’t have Pena moving to second on that play — just said Lowell singled, moving Pena to third… In that case, 1 for 10 with 1 walk and the two-run error.

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 12:59 am
  • I went to put a bandage on my finger, Paul.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:00 am
  • YM, hamstring cramped on him mid-game yesterday…
    So where was this 3 IP, 1 ER relief during the Yankee series?

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:00 am
  • Manny tweaked a hammy, I think.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:01 am
  • You havemn’t resorted to cutting yourself, have you, Bill? It’s not as bad as all that. Really it isn’t…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:01 am
  • Haha, Paul, I was thinking the same thing….you gotta remember these aren’t the Yankees, though. Halos are free swingers.

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 1:01 am
  • No effin sh!t.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:01 am
  • This makes no sense to me at all. Why not pinch hit Manny for the outfielder with the sub-.250 average, s opposed to the kid who can use as many ABs as possible?

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:02 am
  • Cut myself washing a knife after fuming over another out w/RISP.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:02 am
  • Leadoff man Coco’s road OBP? .299. Freakin hell…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:03 am
  • Do you want a kid in his first ML game batting against K-Rod?

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 1:03 am
  • Covelli saw a whopping 13 pitches first 4 AB.
    Holy cow, a big hit from Covelli.
    Timlin warming.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:05 am
  • Gotta face him sometime. I figure Pedroia’s got a better chance than Kapler does to get a hit, no matter who the pitcher is…
    Coco might be above the .300 line now with that infield single!

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:05 am
  • Paul, Manny can’t play OF. So at least you have Cora at SS in Bottom 9.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:06 am
  • Hargrove is managing this game like it’s game 7 of the World Series. You’d almost think Seattle was a contender…

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 1:06 am
  • Oh yeah, didn’t think of Manny’s fielding what with the hammy…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:07 am
  • Not sure I like that steal.
    If ML doesn’t get on, they walk Papi.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:07 am
  • Oopsie, wrong thread. Sorry.

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 1:08 am
  • YM, you starting pitcher tonight has a worse mug than TJ Beam.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:08 am
  • But if Loretta gets a single, the game is tied… Play for the run, not the miracle…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:08 am
  • Well, NOW they’ll probably walk Big Papi. Really thought Loretta mighta come through there after working back from 0-2 to fill the count…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:10 am
  • Bill, he’s not very photogenic, I agree. No so bad in real life though.

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 1:10 am
  • Yes, but you have a better shot to score with Papi.
    ground out, Papi walks, it’s up to Yooks.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:10 am
  • Having Youkilis up here isn’t bad though. He’d actually be one of my top choices outside of Papi and Manny…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:11 am
  • He and Beam have serious eyebrows.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:11 am
  • Joe and Troup REALLY pissed about the Loretta out. Say Quinlan was off first.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:12 am
  • They’re rocking the Ted Lilly eyebrows….Can a bloodied nose for Joe Torre be far behind?

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 1:13 am
  • I think someone does the Yanks mugs bad intentioanlly. Abreau’s mug isn’t flattering, either.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:14 am
  • SH!T. Another very winnable game.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:15 am
  • At least you can be pretty sure you won’t lose ground tonight.

    yankeemonkey August 23, 2006, 1:16 am
  • And that’s a wrap. 1 for 12 tonight with two BB, w/RISP. Shouldn’t be surprised with the 7-8-9-1 of that lineup…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:16 am
  • To bed, then. *sigh* Good night all…

    Paul SF August 23, 2006, 1:17 am
  • At least this one wasn’t embarrassing.
    If not for the timing, it’s not a bad loss.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 23, 2006, 1:19 am

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