Bend It Like Beckett: Break That Slump. Sox – Athletics Gamer II

Josh Beckett just struck out Frank Thomas to end the first. I take that as a good sign. Kirk Saarloos is on the mound for Oaktown. Comment away.

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  • BULLETIN: Sox have man in scoring position.

    airk August 29, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • nevermind.

    airk August 29, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • I think I will be in bed way before midnite tonite.

    TJ August 29, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • Carlos Pena gets his 2nd at bat with RISP…

    airk August 29, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • in this game i mean

    airk August 29, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • nevermind again

    airk August 29, 2006, 11:03 pm
  • 1-0 A’s after 4 but Coco just made a beautiful catch to rob Payton with a man on third and two outs.

    Laura August 29, 2006, 11:14 pm
  • Anyone care to comment on how Scutaro hit that triple? I’d guess fielding miscue by Hinske…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Sac fly makes it 2-0. Still, considering Beckett’s got that cut on his finger, he’s pitching very well, it looks like…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:27 pm
  • you guessed right, Paul. It was hit hard and one-hopped off his glove and ricocheted all the way to the wall in Right-Center.

    airk August 29, 2006, 11:29 pm
  • I guess hometown scoring keeps that from being a single/2-base error…
    Hinske atones by singling in Youk to make it 2-1…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:36 pm
  • …then promptly is caught stealing, ending the inning with Mike Lowell (2 for 2) at the plate. Another case of trying to do too much. *sigh*

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:37 pm
  • Beckett with 2 Ks tonight, both of Frank Thomas.

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:41 pm
  • Bottom of the order is up:
    Pena – .000
    Mirabelli – .182
    Pedroia – .125

    Hudson August 29, 2006, 11:43 pm
  • It’s more like a Batting Odor.

    Hudson August 29, 2006, 11:43 pm
  • Well, at least two of the guys are young, potential big stars of the future… I’d rather if they were gonna suck, they do it now and learn from it as opposed to having guys who are simply incompetent up there…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:46 pm
  • And Pena gets his first hit of the season…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:46 pm
  • Belli follows him up with a single. Pedroia with a chance to tie it…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • 17 posts through 7 innings.
    Yup. It’s a slump.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 29, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • And wouldn’t you know it, both Pena and ‘Belli reach.
    Maybe if I talk down Coco Crisp, too, the Sox will tie this game up here.
    Here goes: Why on earth did Theo let Damon go?

    Hudson August 29, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • Yeah, it had to happen sometime, Bill. I was surprised we still had a 100-post thread last night…
    I guess Sox fans are just used to sharing in our collective misery…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:51 pm
  • We’ve been doing it for so long we’re good at it.
    It’s all we know.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 29, 2006, 11:51 pm
  • Yup, As I’ve said before, just because we won one year doesn’t erase decades of bad feelings when it comes to the prospects of winning…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:53 pm
  • Pedroia advances the runners. Not great, but not a double play either… Come on, Coco! I put myself on the line for you, so help me out here!

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:55 pm
  • Almost an RBI, almost a double play.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 29, 2006, 11:56 pm
  • He’ll blow it.
    Wild Thing, you make my butt sting.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 29, 2006, 11:56 pm
  • Maybe I’ll go back to Boston for tests, too.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 29, 2006, 11:59 pm
  • *sigh*
    I’ve been doing that a lot lately… Sighing…

    Paul SF August 29, 2006, 11:59 pm
  • Sorry, gang.
    One inning is all I can take.
    God be with you.
    I’m off to bed.
    Just one question … Who sold his or her soul for 2004?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 30, 2006, 12:00 am
  • K-oco K-risp with the whiff to end the “rally.”
    I still remember once, many moons ago, how the mists of time parted, and an old man appeared out of nowhere, who he told me an ancient tale about the Red Sox of Boston once having a lead…

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 12:01 am
  • Sorry for the dumb question but where did Carlos Pena come from? I thought he was playing minors for the yankees.

    rootbeerfloat August 30, 2006, 12:01 am
  • He exercised an option in his contract right before the Sox-Yanks series that allowed him to seek his release if he hadn’t yet been called up to the majors, and then signed with the Sox…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:03 am
  • Bill: I’d say it was John Henry. There’s something very odd and otherworldly about that dude.

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 12:03 am
  • Only dumb question is an unasked one, rootbeer… Or something like that…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:04 am
  • Back to the good Beckett this month — two straight excellent starts — 7 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts…
    Unlss the “meat” of the Sox’ “order” can get two runs here though, he won’t get a deserved win…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:18 am
  • The only dumb questions are the ones asked by Grady Little.

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 12:20 am
  • All right M-Lor! The walk puts the go-ahead run at the plate in the person of Kevin Youkilis… Let’s go Youk!

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:21 am
  • Um, Paul? No rooting allowed. Only cynical, bitter, sardonic remarks about how great the season has turned out.

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 12:27 am
  • Aaaaand nothing comes of it. The lost season continues…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:28 am
  • The other Manny comes in to “preserve” Beckett’s 2-run gem. Ahem.

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 12:29 am
  • That better Hudson?
    Sorry about that comment before. My optimism got the better of me… Sneaky bastard. I put it in its place — in the dirty sock pile in the corner of the laundry room.

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:29 am
  • Delcarmen had a good 2 innings the other night — AND his ERA is at about 4,00, better than everyone else except Papelbon and Corey in the bullpen…
    I like the kid. His curveball rocks my face off…
    As opposed to the rest of the team, which makes me want to tear my face off…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:31 am
  • I do believe Coco Crisp just helped throw someone out at home…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:43 am
  • Well, that was exciting.
    Murderer’s Row (Lowell-Pena-Mirabelli) have last licks.
    If the Sox don’t score, that will make just 9 runs in the past 6 games.

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 12:45 am
  • “David Ortiz returned to Boston this evening and was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital where he will undergo further evaluation. More information will be released as it becomes available.”
    Statement from the Red Sox this evening. I know that’s where you do heart tests and all, but it still is super scary to hear that…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:48 am
  • Gone with the wind.

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 12:49 am
  • So the Sox have actually received pretty decent pitching of late — sadly it’s at the same moment that the lineup crumbles into pieces…
    Just a lost season. That’s all there is to it…

    Paul SF August 30, 2006, 12:50 am
  • Basically, a Sox pitcher now has to throw a complete-game shutout to have a chance of getting a W.

    Hudson August 30, 2006, 11:15 am

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