Another Rocky Sequel: Indians-Sox ALCS Gamer I

The Cleveland Plain Dealer today is awash in self-pity — the Indians’ playoff woes are worse than the Red Sox’, their fans have more reason to complain than Boston’s, and the Red Sox are nothing more than a buy-a-title, Yankee-lite organization.

Which is all well and good. Success breeds contempt, and the Sox have been nothing if not successful — enjoying their third trip to the ALCS in five years. Only St. Louis has been to an LCS as many times since 2003, and only the Yankees and Cardinals have been to an LCS more times since 1999 (five) than the Red Sox’ four.

The Indians, meanwhile, are enjoying a deep playoff run for the first time since the heyday of one of the best lineups we’ll ever see — Manny, Thome, Belle and a host of other bashers. They’ve had problems getting much farther than this, their writers will tell you, since they traded away Rocky Colavito, then traded away Tommy John in an effort to bring Colavito back.

It’s the Curse of Rocky. Coming to a theater near you.

More entertaining, however, will be the show Josh Beckett and C.C. Sabathia hope to put on tonight, in conditions most unfriendly to hitters. We won’t bore you with the details. They’re in all the papers. We’ve talked about them enough here anyway. After all, the clock is ticking, night is falling, and the Red Sox — in the unwelcome position of being favorites to win it all — are eight wins away. They can go a long way toward halving that total by taking one from Cleveland and their southpaw ace.

Comment away!

Cleveland (Fenway stats, career)

1. Grady Sizemore, CF — .231/.333/.487 (45 PAs)
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B — No PAs
3. Travis Hafner, DH — .345/.403/.759 (67 PAs)
4. Victor Martinez, C — .314/.352/.549 (54 PAs)
5. Ryan Garko, 1B — .300/.417/.400 (12 PAs)
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS — .286/.342/.314 (38 PAs)
7. Kenny Lofton, LF — .333/.400/.449 (267 PAs)
8. Franklin Gutierrez, RF — No PAs
9. Casey Blake, 3B — .348/.426/.761 (54 PAs)

SP: C.C. Sabathia — 1-1, 2.35 ERA (23 IP)

Boston (home stats, 2007)

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B — .351/.410/.502
2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B — .265/.369/.428
3. David Ortiz, DH — .365/.471/.657
4. Manny Ramirez, LF — 303/.403/.488
5. Mike Lowell, 3B — .373/.418/.575
6. Bobby Kielty, RF — .250/.240/.292
7. Jason Varitek, C — .255/.360/.434
8. Coco Crisp, CF — .283/.360/.405
9. Julio Lugo, SS — .286/.350/.395

SP – Josh Beckett — 9-5, 4.17 ERA (110 IP)

441 comments… add one
  • I didn’t read the Cleveland papers, but I do know there is still resentment over the Manny “defection” to Boston – I know because we were interviewed for a job by someone in Cleveland and when I mentioned I rooted for the Sox I got a laugh and something on the order of “I will never root for them, all because of Manny”. It wasn’t just that Manny left for Boston, there was the added layer of Boston having taken Manny from Cleveland. So it goes back several years. Add in the ’99 embarrassment and you have a legitimate complex developing out in the eastern midwest.
    I have always liked the Indians, and my recent visit to Cleveland (along with one in the past) affirmed that the city has a ton of character, whatever hard times it had/has fallen on. That being said, GO SOX!!!!!!!!

    SF October 12, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • I understand why Kielty is in the game. I just hope we see Jacoby early and often in this series, unless Coco catches fire.

    Hudson October 12, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • The Tribe have certainly moved up in the world since I moved away from Ohio.
    When I lived in Columbus in the early 1970s, everyone was a fan of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine, and nobody paid any attention to the Indians. The Reds were on 50,000 watt clear-channel WLW radio, 700 AM, which boomed into Columbus even during the middle of the day. Reds games were also a staple of Columbus local TV. If the Indians were receivable on TV or radio at all in Columbus, I wasn’t aware of it.

    Ron Newman (SF) October 12, 2007, 6:03 pm
  • The twin punches of the 1999 ALDS and the 2000/01 Manny defection must have really hurt. Rangers fans here still loathe the Yankees almost as much as Red Sox fans do, thanks to those three straight embarrassing ALDS losses.

    Paul SF October 12, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • Mna.. I HATE being the favorites. Im nto even sure we are. Back when the playoffs started I felt that the Indians were th ebest team (for playoff play) in the AL and the Rockies in the NL.
    That said right now, Im wondering if anythign short of a zombie palgue (Dionysus reccommends World War Z. Two thumb-stumps up!) will stop the Rockies. They have that ‘team of destiny’ feel about them. Then again.. same could be said of the Tigers last year

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • By the way.. if you havent read THIS yet
    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1037648
    Do so now. Its halarious. This team is certifiable.

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 6:28 pm
  • It’s been a long wait…but for at least 5 (?) more days, Red Sox baseball lives.

    Devine October 12, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • That is a good article. Seems we have some people in the pen who may be a little on the eccentric side.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • Long wait indeed. This whole week has been like months and today has been like Christmas Eve.
    A Christmas Eve spent not knowing if I’ll be getting a train set or a willow switch, but a Christmas Eve nonetheless.

    FenSheaParkway October 12, 2007, 6:41 pm
  • Ya think, Rob? :-) The Pantsless Wonder alone is eccentric enough for an entire LEAGUE of releif pitchers. That is why he is awesome.

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 6:47 pm
  • The game is so soon, I can TASTE it.
    (And what does an ALCS game taste like? Cardboardy Fenway Franks, of course.)

    Hudson October 12, 2007, 6:48 pm
  • really Hudson? It tastes like Concord grapes to me. Although that may be because Im eating them right now

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • Damn, that Herald article *is* hilarious. I had no idea.

    Hudson October 12, 2007, 6:51 pm
  • By the way.. in case anyoen here DOESNT know of Youcastr.com.. its a website that legally allows FANS to be broadcasters for ballgames. McCarver-free! A Sox blogger, Jere (gedman)is Broadcasting innings 3-5 of tonights game.. This is my first time checking it out, but I imagine nothign is worse than McCarver.
    Frankly, I think some of YSvSF own bloggers should do some games.. if not now then next season. SF? YF? Gerb? Paul?

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 6:58 pm
  • All thos Anons were me, sorry

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:03 pm
  • Alright.. here we go

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:06 pm
  • or..not

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • OK NOW.. there’s a game.
    1-1 on Grady

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Got him!
    Where is everyone?

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • That curve looked good.
    Sizemore….swings and misses.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Ahh, Buck and McCarver. Tis’ like the singing of Angels.

    attackgerbil October 12, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • Ok.. where are those first pitch strikes?

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • The lack of first pitch strikes to the first two batters has caught my attention. Hopefully it is just first inning issues.
    Another sweet breaking ball to send Cabrera back to the dugout.

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Starts Hafner with a ball.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Dio, interesting stuff regarding youcastr… didn’t know about it.

    attackgerbil October 12, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • Yikes. Don’t like that there.

    FenSheaParkway October 12, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • Damn…Hafner gets one caught in the jet stream.
    The wind blowing out in left should help old Papi hopefully.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • Hafner hits a high inside pitch out to right. Not a bad pitch, really.

    attackgerbil October 12, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • Finally a first pitch strike.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • SHIT!!!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • I thought that Martinez started off with a strike?

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • GOT HIM!
    Fraking homerun

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • Martinez rung up on a nasty curve.
    3K’s
    1 pitch taken for a ride.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • well the 3 K’s were nice anyway.

    FenSheaParkway October 12, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • Well, that homer sucked, but I have a feeling that Beckett is going to be great the rest of his outing. Those strikeouts were nothing to sneeze at.
    Now, to see about CC…

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Im worried abotu this game now.. REAL worried… I may need ot break out the vomit bucket soon.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • Sabathis throws first pitch strike.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • Oh that SUCKS. That was so close to a hit.
    This is a bad bad sign

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Sabathia got very lucky there with that snag.
    Gives me hope to see the ball hit that hard.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Base hit! Youk!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Sabathia is nasty.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Up the middle for Papi. *takes a deep shaky breath*
    I fear a DP here.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Papi singles up the middle.
    Nice job by Papi.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Wow, Dio, you and I have had very different reactions to the game so far.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Some more from the “bad man” would be really sweet right now.

    FenSheaParkway October 12, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Tie game!
    Thanbk you MANNY!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • MANNY!!!!!
    OWNING SABATHIA!!!
    1-1

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Alright Mikey… how about a patented wall ball here? Please?

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Maybe we can even see Kielty do some damage this inning. No matter what happens next, though, mission accomplished as things are evened up.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Only Mission Accomplished if Beckett settles down, stuck

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • *absently wonders what Theo just ate as Lowell grounds into a DP*
    Frak.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • I guess Lowell had to GIDP to make up for Drew not being in the line-up.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • I would have taken that pitch Mikey. Make him throw more pitches.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Now let’s see if the gratuitous Drew bashing provokes an appearance by SF…

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • Garko with a gracious 1 pitch AB.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Peralta grounds out.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Nice catch, Manny!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Feel at all better now, Dio?

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Ok.. I ALREADY want to kill Fox. That whole “A lunge, A smile, etc” thing… was jsut AWFUL

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • 7 pitch inning for Beckett.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • Not yet, stuck.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • 1-2-3. No K’s, no HR’s. I’ll take more of that, if I get a say in it.

    FenSheaParkway October 12, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • Dane commercials on Fox also…argh.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • That second pitch to Kielty looked a little low.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Well now…. maybe we should have left Drew in.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Me personally, I have music on really loud so that I can’t hear FOX’s bullshit. I can just make out the general volume level of the crowd, which is all I want to hear anyway.
    I mean, forget HD — i just want FOX to broadcast the game on one channel without any commentary at all.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Kielty with a weak bail out swing on Sabatio.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • What was with the ump’s strike three call??

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Sabathia is pounding the zone.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • I don’t mean it was wrong. He just looked goofy giving it.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Well.. crap. Sabathia is on fire now.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Tek down looking. That was a wasted AB.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • The layoff since the ALDS was so long that I forgot how much there is to dislike about the bottom of this lineup.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • FINALLY a ball

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Someone may want to make contact on a Sabathia pitch to keep the guy honest.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • There goes a HORRIBLE inning.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • 11 pitch inning by Sabathia that inning. He is now at 33 pitches through 2.
    By comparision he had like 40 pitches in the first against the Yanks.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Ok, now I’m worried again, Dio.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • *is disgusted right now. Absolutely disgusted.* Sub Elssbury for Coco and Drew for Keilty right now

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • The bottom half of the lineup definately needs to get thier act together. We cannot go through the series with ABs like that.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:50 pm
  • This is looking like the very definition of a pitchers duel.

    FenSheaParkway October 12, 2007, 7:50 pm
  • *heads over to Youcastr to give himself a McCarver break for a two innings*

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Another K for Beckett.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Finally done with work, so I’m outta here. Go Sox!

    FenSheaParkway October 12, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Lowell with a nice snag, throws Blake out at 1st.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • Nice inning for Josh.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • Sizemore goes down swinging. 5K’s for Beckett.
    Beckett’s breaking balls are looking very good and he is hitting his spots.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Beckett now at 35 pitches.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Myabe the top of the order can work CC a bit. We NEED to get to him

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • That cost us a triple, but awesome anyway!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Lugo with a ground rule double to leadoff the inning.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Ugh. I dont like the bunt there.. I hate giving up outs.. but ok.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • A bunt? What is this, the NLCS?

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Pedroia advances Lugo with the SAC bunt.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • The bunt atleast puts Lugo in better position in the event of a WP.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Youk walks. 1st and 3rd, one out.
    Papi time.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • Youk walks.
    I fear the DP

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • quit talking about that.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • Papi grazed across the chest.
    Manny with the bases juiced.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Brushed his uniform. Come on Manny. Get it in the air.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Manny goes swinging for the fence on the 1st pitch.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • Manny goes swinging for the fence on the 1st pitch.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • sorry about the double post.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • C’mon Manny, at least a fly here…

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:06 pm
  • 3-2 on Manny. Tenseness!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • 3-2 now to Manny after starting 0-2.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • walked in a run!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Fingers crossed. Let’s go Manny….ball 2…
    Make ’em pay for the Papi walk!
    Ball 3..walks would be fine..
    Walk!!!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • Hey all – just got in (family is in town so sadly can’t sit and blog away as the game goes on)
    Just want to wish good luck to the Sox – Ed, Rob SF, and others were good guys in the last series – least I can do.
    Looks like I came in at a good spot – Manny with bases loaded; wow Walk in run.

    Rob October 12, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • Wow, Manny did a great job resurrecting that AB. Awesome.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • Now, over/under on Lowell swinging at the first pitch?

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • Walks a run in.
    Maybe the smartest approach instead of giving in and giving Manny something he could have clobbered. Sabathia must be thinking about Manny’s success against him during that AB.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • He better not. If he does, I’ll become convicned he’s been body-snatched by Drew.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Have a good evening with the family Rob.
    thanks

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Bad spot for CC; Lowell’s a good hitter and there is really no margin for error.

    Rob October 12, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • Lowell lunges at the ball trying to kill it.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • YES!!!!!!!!! LOWELL!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • LOWELL!!
    Another GRD, scoring two runs.
    4-1.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Another ball..swing and a miss…not good swings by Lowell tonight…DOUBLE! Bounces into the seats…two in….sweet!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Wow worst thing that could’ve happened – if you miss it at least prevent it from getting out.
    From previous posts I can see Beckett is pitching well; the game might be over at this point already.

    Rob October 12, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Wow.. he almost caught that

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • HArdly Rob. Beckett’s been alright.. but Im still really nervous.
    Intenting Keilty?
    In the AIR Tek. Please.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Kielty getting the IBB. Tek needs to do something here and drive the stake deeper.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • The IBB to Kielty amuses me. Even if it pays off the Indians.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Btw, want to thank SF, YF and everyone for a great site…
    Why walk Kielty? Quite the diss of ‘Tek.

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Beckett made one bad pitch that was wind aided in leaving the stadium.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • FYI – Living in Columbus OH I never realized the depth of hatred Indians fans have for the Red Sox. They were all complementary of the Yankees (which I didn’t get) and just had nothing but scorn for the Red Sox.
    Speaking as someone who has never given a single thought to the Indians before moving here – well it’s just odd. Is there a real reason for this hatred? Or is this just hyperbole because of the ALCS?
    In any case, Sox fans enjoy knowing you’re pissing off a ton of people here right now with this inning.

    Rob October 12, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • Fly ball, ‘Tek, c’mon!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • Prediction: Double; it’s go time for Tek

    Rob October 12, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • Whew. We get the run!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Wow, that looked like bad news off the bat but the DP avoided. Phew.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • And with that prediction – I could get a job as a Fox or TBS color analyst :-P
    Ooo just had a thought – no more Frank TV!

    Rob October 12, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Come on Coco.. show me some love!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Rob, a lot of it has to do with us swooping in and getting Manny, plus the 95 ALDS did not help matters.
    Tek with a RBI grounding out to short scoring Manny.
    5-1

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Rob,
    Want to really see ’em mad? Tell ’em you are a Gator fan..
    My wife works for the insurance company headquarted in Columbus. Wore her Gator gear on a trip out there, and almost got jumped in the mall. :)

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • Not fast enough Coco, but four runs is Nice.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • I’d have more sympathy for fans of “the Tribe” if they didn’t come to the park wearing REDFACE. At least have the decency not to play up the racist mascot, you know?

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • Blake bobbles the grounder but gets Coco anyways to end the inning.
    Sabathia now at 61 pitches.

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • By a step…damn..Now, Beckett needs to hold these guys here.

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • Rob SF – Oh yeah, I completely forgot Manny was in Cleveland. That makes sense. Thanks – I was just confused.
    Well great inning – but I’m off (hope Rob SF, et al. don’t have to resort to scotch like me lol).

    Rob October 12, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • Ellsbury would have been safe, btw

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • Already hitting the Jamesons.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Probably Dio, but so far things are looking pretty good for us. We are getting runs off of Sabathia with RISP, which was something the last team the Tribe played couldn’t manage.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:18 pm
  • Good start. Pop up..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • What kind of nickname is ‘Pronk’ anyway?

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Interesting commentary on Terry Francona…not sure about the manager of the year though..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • Look at that hustle by ‘Tek. Say what you will (and I have), but that’s why I like him.

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Come onm Josh.. find the zone.. and get him.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Beckett with his 6th K.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • Wow..nice bat contol…c’mon Josh…another foul…another ‘Stat that means nothing and always comes back to haunt us’ STRIKE 3!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning, wiht a battle by Hafner

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • 3 up 3 down..good inning.

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Crappy swingin at the first pitch, Lugo. I’ll let it slide because of the GRD earlier.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • Long out…Wedge needs a shave, unless he’s part of the Don Johnson Fan Club..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • ROY…take the walk…ugh…two down

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Pedroia not having much of a post-season at the plate, so far.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • He DID shave, dreamer. In ALDs, he was even scruffier.. looked like a hobo.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Not a big fan of that inning there. Oh well — let Beckett get back to work.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Why did you do that Youk? You know better than to swing at first pitches? We had CC on the ropes and we jsut let him back in it.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Disappointing Inning..oh well. hopefully a quick fifth.

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Wonder what Wedge’ll look like by Game 4…scary

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • Uh oh.. I have a bad feeling about this.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Ouch..not the way to start the inning…is that retaliation for Papi?

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Gah. Not good HBP there.
    Also, is anyone else having FOX consistently come back AFTER the first pitch of the inning.
    Oh, and NICE DP!

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • YES!

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • WOOT! Double Play! Thank you Zombie Basbeall Jesus!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • 1 pitch DP…
    just what the doctor ordered.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Stuck,
    Yeah…Cox Cable here in Florida sucks though, so might just be them..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • No, dreamer.. that wasnt retaliation. Not in the postseason for one thing.. plus it clearly wasnt on purpose anyway

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • Let the paeans to Lofton begin…

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Damn you Lofton.
    Damn you to hell.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Double…that was a big DP…

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • I had almost forgotten what it looked like for the Indians to get a hit.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • I have a feeling Lofton might try to steal 3rd.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Stuck, shhhhhhhh

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Huge lead for Kenny

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Lofton blowing on his hands. What’s the temp tonight?

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Low 50s, I beleive.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Are they being sarcastic? We havent hear much about Frank TV? There’s been 50 billion commercials during the Division Serieses

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Time to bring back the ‘Drink everytime there is a Frank sighting/mention’ game?

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Another pitch coutn building battle here…ugh

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • Low 50’s. Man, I miss Mass in fall…crazy I know.
    King’s kid is scarier looking than he his…with a pen name that reminds me of a serial killer..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • HORRIBLE pitch htere for ball 3.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • these guys sure are battlers..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Come on Josh.. please…
    YES! BEAUTIFUL!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • STRIKE 3!

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Gutierez K’s looking. 7 now.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • I LOVE post-season Beckett. Holy crap.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Papi up..let’s start the inning off with something good

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Nice job by Papi to get the count from 0-2 to 3-2,… and EARNS THE WALK!
    Nice at bat!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • from 0 and 2 to 3 and 2…ball 4….

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Wow, that’s the sign of a scared pitcher — second time Sabathia’s gotten 0-2 and then walked a guy. No surprise it was Manny and now Papi. Let’s see if he does it again. I’m hoping for a Manny jack here.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Manny..extra bases here…I know it…
    I hope…

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • 3 at bats for Manny and Papi each.
    No outs.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • no extra bases, but good anyway..Seeing eye….wow. Lowell up..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Sabathia being squeezed now

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Manny is on cue tonight.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Green light?

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Bases loaded.. no outs!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Lowell walked….bases juiced again.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Bases loaded..no outs! :)
    Black Hole of the Order up…

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Time to put the game out of reach, gents.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Can Kielty come through. Signs point to…

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • …Good….take the pitch..he’s lost the zone..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • yes yes yes yes…2 and 0…HIT!

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • awesome.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Two more runs in!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Lowell cost us an out there.. but thats sweeeet

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Kielty!!
    7-1 Sox.
    bu-by Sabathia.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • tough one on Lowell there, but dang, nice move, Francona..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • I just hope they have some offense left for tomorrow against Carmona.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Can’t blame Lowell there — better for him to draw the throw than risk the out at home.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Time to rock the pen..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • agreed, stuck, just hate to see outs like that..TEK!

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • DOUBLE!
    Tek gets two and ANOTHER run in!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Tek with a double to center. Scores Kielty.
    8-1 Sox.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Definately time to lay the pimp hand on the Tribe bullpen.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • Coco with a shallow flyout to center.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • Julio, make it 9..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • how far do we ride Beckett tonight?

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Sabathia
    4.1 IP
    85 Pitches
    7 H
    7 ER
    5 BB
    3 K

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • To 100 pitches, dreamer.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Beckett is at 66 pitches. I might think of pulling him after the 7th.
    Definately with thoughts of keeping him relatively fresh for later in the series.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Gotta agree with Buck and Timmah…Sox are really working the counts tonight..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Good inning…now, another 3 up 3 down..did what the Yanks couldn’t and knocked out the big guy..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Beckett so far this post season
    14 IP 15 K

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Hmm..I think I agree with you on the Beckett thing, Rob

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Blake with a leadoff double.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • UGH.. leadoff double.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Wow, I had to taek a couple of innings away to bring a playdate home and look what happens. Nice job guys!

    rootbeerfloat October 12, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Bad breaking ball there by Beck.
    Time to bear down and get out of the inning and strand Blake.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • I’m back, man Boston got busy – sheesh.
    Another positive is you’re getting to their bullpen right at the start of the series.

    Rob October 12, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Mastny warming up for the tribe.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Good job by Lowell holding the runner.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • Rob, that is definately a major plus. Make them start to run pitchers out there and force them to work should help us out.
    Plus it will let us see some of the pitchers earlier in the series in case we have to see them later.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • one down…

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Wow – awful hit, about the worst thing you could do (at least hit a deep fly so the guy can advance to third).

    Rob October 12, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • SHIT! 8-2, now.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Asdribble with a dribbler up the middle to score Blake.
    8-2.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Damn…dive, dive, dive..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Rob SF – Yeah it will be good to see them since if Carmona is on – well you won’t see them again till game three!

    Rob October 12, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Beckett loosk off this inning.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Shut up, Buck

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Hafner flies out to left.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • Deep fly out.. Cabrera screws up the running and can’;t tag

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • Sometimes I miss TBS..mostly when Timmah opens his mouth.. but only sometimes..

    Bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • If Carmona is on tomorrow it is going to be a long night.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • Cabrera gets to go to second anyway. Frak.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Ah, geez…passed ball..

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Cabrera advances to second on the passed ball.

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • And the Indians go down after a battle and scorign a run. Josh’s worst innign by far.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • Inning over. Groundout to third.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • okay, limited the damage…let’s get the run back…

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • the Tribe scores one run and Fox thinks that calls for “Cleveland Rocks” ?

    Ron Newman October 12, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • My wife loves Dane Cook. Ugh…she’s a good wife otherwise..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Die Dane Cook.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Ron – this is a network that created an animated ball (I have successfully purged from my memory its name) their sense of reality is a bit skewed.

    Rob October 12, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Pedroia singles to right.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • DUSTIN! Yay! I’m sooooooooooo happy.. I desperatly wanted him of all people to get a hit tonight.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Finally, a hit for ROY.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Wasn’t the ball’s name something like Scooter?

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Rob SF – Hey could we do that together?
    It could be like a “building bridges project” we could each buy a team bat and then promptly video us beating him to death with them.

    Rob October 12, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • The balls name was Scooter… ;-)
    Go Dustin!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • And I believe that talking baseball was named Scooter.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Just to torment you, Rob… and everyone else… that ball’s name was Scooter.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Yes Rob, some kind of collabrative effort.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • I would like to give a massive “Dane Cook” (I was thinking of a good curse word and figured that was an even worse curse) to all of you who reminded me of Scooter.
    May a billy goat be barred from your stadium!

    Rob October 12, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • YOUKS! Farm power!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Two on, no outs!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • Plus nice baserunnign by ROY

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Rob, just think how Phil Rizzuto would feel…..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Youk with a bloop shot to right, advances Pedroia to third.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Another pitcher to the mound.
    Running them out like cattle tonight.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • I hope this becomes a long inning, gettign Josh cold and thus mooting the Save Him For Later debate since I cant decide what’s best.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • and prepping that cattle for Groundround….

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Make ’em pay for that walk, Manny.

    Ron Newman (SF) October 12, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Timlin warming as Papi walks.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Timlin warming up.
    Papi walked for Manny. About time for Manny to get a post season GS.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Loaded…Manny up….could really break it here..maybe make it (gulp) Gagne time..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Manny quickly 0-2

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Please ignore that last comment. I don’t know what I was thinking.

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • and AGAIN he builds it back to 3-2

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Manny being uber-Manny

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • 0 and 2 to 3 and 2…walks in a run! wow

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • ANOTHER run is walked in. Manny draws another walk after starting out 0-2. 2 of his 3 RBIs have been produced that way.
    aaaaaand another pitcher coming in from the pen.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • Walked in ANOTHER run. Our collective eye at the plate is incredible

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • To draw a bases-loaded walk after being down 0-2 in the count is awesome. To do it TWICE in the same game…that’s unreal.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • Hope this carries over to Carmona..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • I know that the Cy Young is based off of the regular season, but I wonder how voters took notice of Beckett out dueling CC tonight.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Mastny now in to pitch with the bases loaded and no outs.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • C’mon Lowell…more more more

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Sac fly scores Youks. 10-2!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Lowell with a sac fly to center scoring Youk. 10-2.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • stumbling catch by Sizemore makes it double digits!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Drew in to PH

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • 54 runs in the last 4 post season games against the Indians.
    That is SICK.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • Rally killer up. C’mon JD!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • Come on Drew!

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • Ok.. at this point Beckett is done, I think. This has been a looong inning

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • No need to bring Beckett back out.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Drew flies out to center.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Fly out to center. dang. guess i’m just greedy

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Insert gratuitous Drew bashing here.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • dang..weak ending to the inning..but 9 outs to go, 8 runs up..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Tek strikes out on a nasty breaking ball.
    A little Drop Kick going to the commercial.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Insert gratuitous “Toast” reference here.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • No way, stuck. I love Tek too much to do that to him.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • Was hoping for a sac fly from Drew, but can’t have everything.

    Ron Newman (SF) October 12, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • BOOOOOOOOOOO Bad commercial, bad!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Josh is indeed done.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Beckett evening over. Great game from him to start the series.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • I think its less for brignign him back, more because the long inning got him cold.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Come on Timlin.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • What.. the HELL…
    What was that? That was awful.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • Throw strikes, Timlin. Don’t give them hope.
    Now thats a cheap hit! Crap

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • That was weird. Not what Timlin wants to see. Maybe another DP?

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • Lopez up in the pen.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • Boy did those guys look confused…

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Timlin must be rusty.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Timlin not in the zone tonight

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • He hasnt pitched since the regular season, dreamer. Thats a looong time.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • I really hate it when announcers try to predict the future

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Finally.. an out

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Peralta lines out to left.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • Dionysus, true, but just makes me nervous..i know we are up by 8, but still..
    one out..right to Manny

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • I think Carmona was the pitcher we beat on last year. Had like two blown saves in a row to us.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Got Lofton! Woot.
    And I push the vomit bucket away

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • strike out! THAT’S the Timlin we love

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Some of our bullpen guys got some very nice rest in between the regular season and this series. Hopefully that is something that is going to pay off in this series.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • This inning SHOULD be over already, but Timlin gets the groundout and the innign is now over

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Oh My god.. look at he people doing “The Papelbon”
    Just.. awesome.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • ok….pack of drunks who found abandoned beer boxes.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Sweet Double by Crisp.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • Crisp doubles down the third base line to start things off.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Double for Coco..
    wife’s requisite Captain Crunch joke in 3…2…1..
    and there it is..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • C’mon Julio, let’s pile it on..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • way to move the runner over..geez

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Lugo shallow fly out to center fielded by Cabrera.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Pedroia totally fooled there

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Pedroia strikes out.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Quick innign besides the leadoff double. Oh wells.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Youk fly out to center to end the inning. Coco stranded.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • shoot..two down..and three down..wasted a lead off double, but another inning down

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • I’m not even disappointed that they failed to driven in Crisp — I just want them to get this game over and in the books already.

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • I agree with that, stuck. I have to work at 6am so I want to get to bed.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Wow..not what I want to see off the commercial

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Man.. these Indians are tough. They are really battling even now. Im nervous, despite the score.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • same here, Dionysus..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • They are gonna give Borowsky work *arches an eyebrow*
    MDC for the Sox.
    FRAK>. Blake doubles. Ugh Ugh UGH

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Blake with another double.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • ugh..double for Blake. Crap

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Getr Lopez out of there, now.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Oh god..please retire these guys

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • I hate the 8th inning this year. Bad things seems to happen

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • yes, but bad thingsd ususlly happen with Gagne in….

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Nice catch Drew!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • DREW!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Nice job by Drew possibly taking a homerun away.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Only one drink and look at my typing!

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • AMAZING CATCH MANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Just get the out. Don’t care about the run..get him out
    That looked like a trap..but I’ll take it!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Wooooo!
    Just got out of dinner (checked scores throughout on the mobile device), wanted to check in. What a game so far!
    Hopefully the back end of the ‘pen can nail this one down.

    SF October 12, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • Manny flashing leather tonight.
    SAC fly though…10-3

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • Nope, not a trap.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • end the inning already…ugh

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Why is Javier still in this game?

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • 7 runs and I’m still nervous..and obligatory King interview..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • First official mound visit for us tonight.
    Shut your pie hole Steven King.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Francona has stock in antacid companies

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Did King just diss Fox?
    3 outs to go!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Inning over.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Inning FINALLY over

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • It was definatly a backhanded compliment, dreamer. I love King

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Yes he did, and he talked about the Sox blowing leads. He should have been hit with a strong pimp hand for that.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • No, Rob you fool… dont you see? He was doign what we do!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • PAPI! Hello, Joe

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • Papi with a helluva Double.
    And he is on base AGAIN.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • jesus..look at that ERA

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • Gagne sighting!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • How in the name of Calvin Schiraldi did Borowski get over 40 saves?
    And Gagne is up..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Ok Dio…LOL.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • C’mon Manny…ball inside..AGAIN a 3 and 2 count

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • Manny walks AGAIN.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • ELLSBURY IS IN THE GAME! Weeee!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Papi’s little shot off Borowski should do a nice job of placing some seeds of doubt in his mind if they face off with each other in a late game save situation.
    Manny draws __another__ walk after starting 0-2.
    We also have the first official Energizer Bunny sighting.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Jacoby in…woohoo..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Hard shot by Lowell, but its tracked down.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • ah, thats too bad.. :( thought that was a run..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Man…. are we gonna strand ANOTHER leadoff double?

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • Same here Dreamer.
    Drew advances the runners.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • Drew moves ’em over

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • “Man…. are we gonna strand ANOTHER leadoff double?”–Dionysus
    ….says the man with the 7 run lead. :D

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • That hung up a little and Tek is down. Still everything hit hard fo Borowski.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • I thought Tek might have hit the gap with that shot.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • Woo hoo! Gagne time!

    stuck working October 12, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Ugh. Gagne…I’m scared..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Nice K by Gagne

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Ortiz is now hitting .778 in the postseason.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Of course, Gagne couldnt get through an innign wihtout making me physsically ill

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • As others have noted, they didn’t pitch around Arod in the LDS..but Papi got the royal treatment…says alot

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • What.. the HELL… Im gonan go throw up.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • I HATE Eric Gagne..i do, really I do

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • need double play now

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • OK.. lets see Delcarmen righ thte fuck now.

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Manny and Papi tonight:
    4-4
    4 Runs
    3 RBI
    5 BB’s
    btw…FU Gagne.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • No DP..Lofton took second

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • No panic; it’s good.

    Devine October 12, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • Coco half-assing in the outfield lets Lofton advance to 2nd.
    Oki up and warming.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:40 pm
  • Gagne does not appear outside of garbage time rest of this series

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • Swings at ball four. 2 down.

    Devine October 12, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Whew …. K.

    Ron Newman (SF) October 12, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Oh My God. two down.

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • K. Oh thank sweet heavenly zombie jesus!
    Still.. still have to get Grady Little

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Eric Wedge has given him shaving tips

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • If he walks him…maybe one more batter?

    Devine October 12, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Oh FUCK

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Have I already said I HATE Gagne?

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Gagne has managed to load the bases and made a situation that should not have even been thought possible.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Interesting? Who the fuck wants interesting? Jesus you.. idiot…get the out. O*&^%^%((*^%$%

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Man.. I would have broguht in Oki right away.
    Gagne will enver see another mound in a Sox uniform EVER

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • was anyone else hoping that he really HAD twisted his asnkle right there??

    rootbeerfloat October 12, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • You have GOT to be kidding me

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • I am prepping my pimp hand for Gagne.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • I had hoped he twisted his ankle and torqued his knee.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • Dio, I second that…

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Oh.. my.. god.
    How.. the hell did a 10-3 game get so stressful?

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Got him. No runs after all that. Oki and Paps and Delcarmen all no work tonight…

    Devine October 12, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • OMFG. I did NOT need that inning.
    GO SOX!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Gagne has still earned a pimp slap.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • The story for tonight (and the Red Sox postseason thus far, really) is Ortiz and Manny being Ortiz and Manny.

    Devine October 12, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Did he just call Papi Manny? Geez..

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Dont worry guys.. Im buying plane tix to Boston right now. Then I’m gonna pick upa crowbar at work tommorrow.
    Gagne to the DL!

    Dionysus October 12, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Dio, I’ll bring a mop bucket and some quick-crete.

    Rob SF October 12, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Even with a 7 run lead, I don’t need to see 9th innings like that one.

    Anonymous October 12, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Well, a bit unnerving at the end, but we win going away…Carry these runs over to Saturday…
    Nite folks, go Sox!

    bostondreamer October 12, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Man, too bad Hanley wasn’t in this lineup!!
    One step closer to STFU time.
    What a freaking game!
    Bravo Sox, for doing what should have been done to the Cy runner up a week ago.

    Brad October 13, 2007, 12:46 am
  • That was a serious beatdown. I almost started feeling sorry for Cleveland at one point… almost.

    Hudson October 13, 2007, 12:18 pm
  • Man, had to miss the game being in the mountains and hiking amid ancient ruins. Good to see Becks staying consistently excellent. Now at least I can get a few hours of sleep before waking up for the 2am start. Hopefully it’s a great way to begin the day!
    But Brad, good to see you’re still spouting the same nonsense about Manny. Hopefully you’ll find your own STFU time with his post-season cause it would be absurd for the Sox to get rid of him. He should finish his career with them and go into the Hall with a no doubt Sox cap.
    And for whoever made the Pujols comment before I left –
    2007:
    Pujols: .327 .429 .568
    Hanley: .332 .386 .562
    Of course, Hanley plays shortstop. And his 51 SB (against 14 CS) helps a teensy bit too. Yeah, he sucks.

    Pete October 13, 2007, 3:03 pm
  • By the way, it sucks but Sabathia still walks with the CY.

    Pete October 13, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • Gagne Time has now become Maalox Time.

    SoxFan October 13, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Why would you say that, Pete. You want nothing more than for CC to win that award.

    Brad October 14, 2007, 8:36 pm

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