Beck and Call: Sox-Angels Gamer III

We all knew the Sox, Yanks and Rays would be neck-and-neck in the AL East standings. One wek in, it seems we were correct. They're all within a game … of last place.

Josh Beckett looks to make it two in a row for the Sox and a return to .500, not to mention taking two of three in a West Coast series — no small feat, that.

So comment away if you've got nothing else to do on an Easter Sunday.

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  • Crazy pseudo-fight. Beckett getting all the blame for “egging it on”, even though he went back to the mound and Soscia came up to him and started yelling at him.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:03 pm
  • Okay this has gotten weird. The umpires clearly tossed out Soscia and Hunter, but now it looks like they may have been un-tossed. Wtf?

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:05 pm
  • Gameday says only Torii Hunter was tossed.
    Atheose, keep telling us what’s really going on. I only have gameday to follow the game and that’s only half the story.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 4:08 pm
  • Yeah, apparently Soscia THOUGHT he was tossed earlier when he wasn’t.
    Okay wtf, now Soscia is on the field in the top half of the next inning, and it’s getting crazy. He’s yelling at TWO different umpires, and may or may not have gotten tossed. Nobody knows what set off Soscia this time.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:11 pm
  • Yep, Soscia just went up the tunnel. Also, their reliever Speier got thrown out too. He was the first one tossed earlier when everything happened.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:12 pm
  • Youk!!!

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 4:12 pm
  • Homerun Youk! Tons of boo’s right now, the Angels fans are pissed.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:13 pm
  • J.D.!!!!!

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 4:13 pm
  • Drew destroys one! Back-to-back!

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:14 pm
  • Lowell K’d looking at a low strike. Framed well, and given a little help by the ump.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:18 pm
  • TV guys confirming that Speier and the Angels hitting coach were ejected. So four altogether.
    More crying about it from the Angels announcers: “That’s ridiculous that four Angels get tossed. Nobody from Boston was thrown out.”

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:30 pm
  • Beckett suddenly struggling, gives up a single and walk.
    And then Kendrick doubles. Well, it was a single, but Drew didn’t hit the cut-off man so he got to 2nd. Abreu up with men on 2nd and 3rd, this will be an interesting at-bat.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:43 pm
  • Fuck you Abreu.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:44 pm
  • At least Phil Coke totally blew the Yankees game.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:45 pm
  • Ortiz tries to steal 2nd, and he ALMOST made it! A great catch/tag was the only reason he was out.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:54 pm
  • But do we really want him to steal bases?

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 4:56 pm
  • Yankees lose …

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 4:57 pm
  • Soria striking out the side against the Yanks. That game turned quickly.
    And no, no we don’t want Ortiz stealing bases PBE ;-)

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 4:58 pm
  • You wouldn’t know it from the box score, but Beckett has been pretty good today. He’s had several bloop singles and dribblers get past the infield for hits, which isn’t indicative of how well he has pitched.
    He just K’d Rivera to end the 6th, way to buckle down. Lets get him some runs guys.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 5:53 pm
  • Phew, long inning, but Beckett got out of it, aided by Morales grounding into a double play. That’ll be it for Josh today, I guess.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 5:53 pm
  • Varitek doubles in the gap to start off the 7th!

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 5:57 pm
  • Goddamnit, Pedroia GIDP for the second time today.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:04 pm
  • How many runs has this team scored this season that did not come through home runs?

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:05 pm
  • Chone Figgins is a nuisance.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:12 pm
  • All Pedroia needed to do was hit it in the air to tie the game; instead, the worst possible result. Don’t have the time to check, but I’d guess the team’s stats with runners on and runners in scoring position are pretty terrible right now.

    Paul SF April 12, 2009, 6:16 pm
  • Love it when Figgins gets caught stealing, though.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:17 pm
  • Wow, Figgins was safe by a mile. We’ll take it though.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:17 pm
  • And Kendrick triples. Thank god for the CS.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:18 pm
  • That’s a HUGE call, cause Howie just tripled in the gap.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:18 pm
  • Hah, I have Kendrick on my fantasy team and I desperately needed a double. Damn you for legging it out Howie!

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:18 pm
  • Wow, ball thrown right down the middle called a ball. Thanks blue.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:22 pm
  • Lead-off walk to Papi. Please no stealing?

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:27 pm
  • We’re walking.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:30 pm
  • Still walking. Bases loaded now.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:33 pm
  • Another walk. Bases loaded for Lowell.
    And hey, no K-Rod in the bullpen. No Speier either thanks to Abreu’s big mouth.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:33 pm
  • Holy shit, Shields threw that ball 5 feet over the catcher’s head. It’s a miracle he was able to jump up and catch that.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:35 pm
  • No direction home …

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:36 pm
  • Lowell pops up on 2-0. Grrrrrrr.
    The game is on your shoulders, Varitek.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:36 pm
  • Motherfucker. Varitek hits it well but Matthews runs in to make the catch.
    Ahh, the frustrations involved when you have a lineup full of walkers.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:37 pm
  • Quick inning from Oki, unfortunately including a Guerrero homer.
    The last stand. Top of the order coming up, no, Nick Green first. Rally please.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:46 pm
  • Green HBP, and the Baldelli pinch-hitting for Ellsbury. I like.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:49 pm
  • Baldelli K’s, and then Pedro pops up. Time for some Ortiz magic.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:51 pm
  • Ortiz singles in a run!

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:54 pm
  • RBI for Papi. Up to Youk now to keep it going.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:54 pm
  • Youk singles. Go J.D.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:55 pm
  • Youk smashes one into left field. Please please please do something Drew.

    Atheose April 12, 2009, 6:56 pm
  • Game over. Another late effort that fell short. This one was very winnable.

    pale blue eyes April 12, 2009, 6:57 pm

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