Crunchy: Sox-O’s Gamer

Erik Bedard returns to Camden and hopes to secure a spot at the table for the Sox.  Zach Britton pitches for Baltimore.  Lineups follow, comment away.

Boston
J. Ellsbury cf .323
D. Pedroia 2b .303
D. Ortiz dh .308
J. Lowrie 3b .257
A. Gonzalez 1b .338
R. Lavarnway c .233
D. McDonald rf .232
C. Crawford lf .255
M. Scutaro ss .295
 
E. Bedard 3.50
 
Baltimore
R. Andino 2b .266
J.J. Hardy ss .265
N. Markakis rf .285
V. Guerrero dh .289
M. Wieters c .262
A. Jones cf .280
M. Reynolds 1b .222
C. Davis 3b .260
N. Reimold lf .246
 
Z. Britton 4.44

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  • After Bedard’s spits the bit in the 1st, Ellsbury with a 2-run homer in the third. 2-1 Sox.
    MVP! MVP! MVP!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 7:51 pm
  • Meanwhile, at the one-time would-be home of the White Sox, El-Barto give up a two-run homer to Zobitch. Martin responds with a solo homer.
    2-1 team with the fewest fans in the seats.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 7:54 pm
  • For you beer geeks: I’m drinking a Boulevard Dark Truth Russian Imperial Stout. And it is FANTASTIC.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:02 pm
  • After a rough 1st, Bedard has settled down.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:05 pm
  • Lavarnway up with 1 out, 2 on. I’m calling homer here for the Yalie.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:13 pm
  • SONOFABITCH!!! LAVARNWAY HOMERS!!! 5-1!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:15 pm
  • < I'm drinking a Boulevard Dark Truth Russian Imperial Stout. >
    I looked it up and it has some excellent reviews. I will give that try sometime. Right now it’s Guinness Draught.

    Michael Myett September 27, 2011, 8:29 pm
  • Boulevard is in Kansas City. They were out of the Chicago market for a while but came back this year.
    Also good is Boulevard’s Doublewide IPA.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:45 pm
  • Another good Russian Imperial Stout is Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:46 pm
  • Meanwhile, Bedard gives up a 2-run homer to Wieters and can’t make it out of the 4th. Another no-decision for a Red Sox starter.
    Ace comes on and ends the threat.
    In top 5, Ells is robbed at 1st on a bad call; but Sox with 2 on, 1 out for cleanup batter … Jed Lowrie.

    Oh, and yes, with God as my witness, I really did call that Lavarnway homer.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:49 pm
  • Thanks. Like a good IPA as well.

    Michael Myett September 27, 2011, 8:49 pm
  • Speaking of Kansas City, go to http://www.nlbm.com and donate in honor of Buck O’Neil’s 100th birthday.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:51 pm
  • Berken replaces Britton; Gonzo walks to load the bases and here comes Lavarnway.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:54 pm
  • Yanks take the lead in Tampa.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 8:59 pm
  • Apparently, in a bid to fuck the Red Sox, Russell Martin grounds into a triple play.
    Thanks a lot, fuck head.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 9:01 pm
  • El Barto done with one ouot in the sixth.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 9:07 pm
  • Carl triples with one out.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 9:08 pm
  • And then SCUTARO HOMERS!! 7-3!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 9:12 pm
  • Going to bot 7, Sox lead, 7-4.
    C’mon, Ace. Get us one more inning.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 9:32 pm
  • Is Bill really alone here during Collapse! 2011? If you’re a SF and lurking, please raise your hand. Most SFs are watching this, right?

    James YF September 27, 2011, 9:46 pm
  • Bard struggles again. After 8, the Sox are up by 2.

    Nick-YF September 27, 2011, 10:08 pm
  • Nice play by Andino. Ellsbury makes plays like that so exciting.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2011, 10:13 pm
  • OK, kids in bed, I’m back.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:17 pm
  • @brianmacp Brian MacPherson
    Daniel Bard’s release point in his bounce-back outing 10 days ago: http://bit.ly/nucjwM Bard’s release point tonight: http://bit.ly/nYJjzV

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:19 pm
  • Assuming Papelbon mops up the O’s, who are the various pitching matchups for tomorrow’s games? I’m too lazy to check…

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:20 pm
  • I hear Tomo Ohka and Steve Avery are going for the Sox.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:21 pm
  • Paps is on for the 9th.
    Hardy leads off.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:22 pm
  • Does a win here mean Lowrie is always going to bat cleanup?

    attackgerbil September 27, 2011, 10:23 pm
  • Single ripped to center. Markakis up. DP set up.
    Keep quiet, Gerb.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:24 pm
  • Are these called strikes as far outside as they appear on the (admittedly unreliable) gameday?

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • Sorry. That single was to left.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • Don Cooper wins his managerial debut.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:27 pm
  • IH: no, farther.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2011, 10:28 pm
  • both sides are unhappy with Wally Bell’s strike zone.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:29 pm
  • Markakis fouls off five straight.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:31 pm
  • Markakis doing a *great* job defending the plate. Tough atbat.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2011, 10:32 pm
  • Markakis out 3U. Hardy to 2nd. Vlady up. 1 down.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:32 pm
  • Vlad singles; runners on the corner; Angle to PR for Vlad.
    Paps seems to be pitching scared.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:33 pm
  • Does Lavarnay have a good arm? That’s a genuine question. I don’t know…

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:33 pm
  • Lavarnway has a CS tonight. I think he’s slightly above average.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:35 pm
  • Wieters out 2-3. Run scored. Bad D there.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:36 pm
  • I switched to watching. Oh my God. That was close to disaster for Boston.

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:36 pm
  • Tying run on 2nd. Jones 3-9 vs. paps.
    Sox look scared.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:37 pm
  • Wow.. Good play by Lavarnway.. Close.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2011, 10:37 pm
  • 0-2.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:38 pm
  • Papelbon dealing that high heat.

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:38 pm
  • Text from my dad: I do like Lavatory. He has autocorrect on.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:39 pm
  • Jeez – Jones swinging higher and higher – just throw it eye-high at this point

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:39 pm
  • WOW. Bell has called strikes on worse pitches than that.
    Paps challenging Jones. i love it.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:40 pm
  • Paps has thrown 24 pitches.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:41 pm
  • I would have swung about 10 minutes too early on that breaking ball. This is incredible drama…

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:42 pm
  • Still 2-2. Epic at-bat.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:42 pm
  • Nice block Lavatory :) That was big.

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • In the dirt. 3-2.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:43 pm
  • 6 Fouls in this AB by Jones.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:44 pm
  • Epic is right. That was awesome drama. Congratulations IBM. Good night!

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 10:45 pm
  • Jones out, 5-3.
    Whew. Guess what? I still care.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:45 pm
  • Wow. What a finish.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2011, 10:45 pm
  • Congratulations, IBM. Tomorrow will be interesting.

    attackgerbil September 27, 2011, 10:46 pm
  • That was only the second Sox win this month in which they scored fewer than 12 runs.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:47 pm
  • Thanks, Gerb.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 27, 2011, 10:48 pm
  • Wow, still got a pulse. Chances are good the wild card comes down to game 162 in both leagues…maybe 163.
    I’ll take a win any way they can get one tomorrow…go Yankees, BTW. Way to suck, Soriano.

    Devine September 27, 2011, 10:51 pm
  • Also, I can’t watch tomorrow’s game(s), which is awful. I’ll come out of a “spontaneous writing sample” for a graduate program I’m trying to get into, and find out our fate…

    Devine September 27, 2011, 10:52 pm
  • “BTW. Way to suck, Soriano.”
    As Nick said in the other thread, now you feel our pain!!!

    IronHorse (YF) September 27, 2011, 11:00 pm

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