Doctor, Doctor: Sox-Rangers Gamer

What could be better – baseball is back.  Oh, wait. The Sox are starting Tim Wakefield, who we detest. And their lineup looks like it is a product of rounds 15-24 of most rotisserie drafts. And they are playing the formidable Texas Rangers. Ugh.

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  • Thanks for everything Wake.
    Now retire.

    SF July 15, 2010, 7:36 pm
  • Well then.

    Atheose - SF July 15, 2010, 8:25 pm
  • for the record, my rotisserie draft had better players available in 15th-24th rounds.
    moment of silence before the game for sheppard and the stein at fenway. not sure what to think about that.

    sf rod July 15, 2010, 8:53 pm
  • sorry guys…i’d be whining like a little baby if the yanks had to field a similar lineup due to the injury catastrophe the sox are facing, if “catastrophe” adequately describes how extreme the situation has become…i’m not keeping up with the status of currently injured players and when they will return, but i still think there’s hope if the team can get healthy in time to make a run and doesn’t fall too much further behind…no fan wants to win because the guys on the other teams got hurt…
    “…moment of silence before the game for sheppard and the stein at fenway. not sure what to think about that….”
    well rod, you should feel good that your team realizes that life is more important than the game and our rivalry, and recognized a moment to demonstrate some dignity and class…a time to forgo the petty silly side of the rivalry to acknowledge the passing of 2 important participants from the other half of that rivalry…

    dc July 16, 2010, 8:30 am
  • Shhesh.
    Tim Wakefield has outstayed his welcome by A LOT.

    Brad July 16, 2010, 8:32 am
  • on the bright side – the bullpen didn’t suck. that is all.

    dw (sf) July 16, 2010, 8:39 am
  • Wake is tipping a near 6 ERA, and getting older every second. At what point is a parting of the ways inevitable? I know he’s done great service to the Sox, and he seems, at least superficially from what we learn through the press, to be a good, decent guy. But he’s just brutal. Couldn’t the Sox at this point match his production with a less-than-$4M player? Is Doubront that much worse?

    SF July 16, 2010, 11:24 am
  • Ah, Doubront is pitching tonight, so I guess we will find out. Buchholz pushed back to get a rehab start. Yay.

    SF July 16, 2010, 11:30 am
  • Doubront is good – he has a curve that was supposedly not a great pitch, and broke it out against the Rays- it was really good.

    dw (sf) July 16, 2010, 12:02 pm
  • I’m really late here, but classy move by the Red Sox, I guess I don’t know if I would expect anything different –
    http://gothamist.com/2010/07/16/red_sox_honor_george_steinbrenner_w.php

    Lar July 16, 2010, 12:05 pm
  • I agree, SF.
    I mean, at this point, Wakefield is just a platoon pitcher. Terry Francona has been utilizing him so incorrectly that it’s hurting the team, and nobody sees it.
    Wake’s attempt at a comeback isn’t exactly what everyone thinks it is!!
    Did you know that lefties bat a little bit worse against Wakefield. His ability is so exaggerated.
    In fact, I bet he’s relying on the knuckball to fool the hitters more often this year than before. I’d call that luck. Let me see if I can find a fangraph to support this idea…they have hundreds, I’m sure one of them will work.
    Good thing the Red Sox have the best offense in baseball, so pitching Wakefield isn’t that necessary of an evil right now…why is this place so empty??
    PLATOON HIM!! PLATOON HIM!! PLATOON HIM!!!

    Brad July 16, 2010, 1:53 pm
  • Yes! either that or trade him for one of those ambidextrous pitchers.
    Or – according to fangraphs – his fastball is his best pitch, and one of the better ones in baseball, he should use it more ;)
    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/wakefields-fastball-redux/

    dw (sf) July 16, 2010, 2:31 pm
  • haha.

    Brad July 16, 2010, 2:44 pm
  • The Yankee game on Friday night was epic. As is Yankee Stadium. One of the best nights of my life. Hands down…
    Looks like I didn’t miss much around here???

    krueg July 18, 2010, 8:05 pm
  • i heading to the stadium this thurs 7/22…my daughter’s first trip, so we’re gonna take the tour and all that stuff…going with my son and one of my daughter’s friends…should be fun…

    dc July 19, 2010, 9:06 am
  • If you haven’t been there before DC…it’s going to blow your mind.

    krueg July 19, 2010, 11:25 am
  • I’ve thought of making the trip down, as the guys in my lab are always going, but I just can’t bring myself to make the trek.

    Brad July 19, 2010, 12:54 pm
  • You’ve got a really good shot at seeing # 600 from A-Rod dc – hope it pans out that way.
    Krueg man, I was really happy for you on Friday (and endlessly annoyed at myself for choosing Saturday’s game over Friday’s!). In the end I got to the Stadium for back-to-back games in which our starter left hurt before the 3rd inning. Nothing to compare to the Sox woes for sure, but certainly not encouraging. On top of which, as if we didn’t need more proof that AJ is a raving moron.
    Have fun Thursday dc!

    IronHorse (YF) July 19, 2010, 2:17 pm
  • It was an amazing experience, capped off by the Swishalicious walk-off…he got the pie about 50 feet right in front of us. It was awesome IH, f-ing awesome.
    Got to see Mo come out and pitch, back-to-back bombs, game tying HR…I think we stayed and celebrated with the people around us for at least 3 New York, New Yorks!!!

    krueg July 19, 2010, 3:10 pm
  • Oh, and not only were the seats incredible and free, the guy who got us the seats also had connections at the Stadium and we got free food and free drinks as well. I must have some seriously good karma to end up with all of it…
    Being surrounded by all those YF’s was so fun. NYC is the greatest. We are seriously thinking about moving up there when my wife graduates now…although they need some serious AC in the subway stations!!!

    krueg July 19, 2010, 3:14 pm
  • New gamer thread boys???
    Totally new perspective now that I have been in the Stadium…so cool.

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:13 pm
  • 1-2-3 first for PHranchise…

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:17 pm
  • Sean O’Sullivan??? Crush this douche…

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:19 pm
  • SWISH-BOMB!!!! 1-0!!!

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:22 pm
  • Tex walks and ARod hits a double to the gap!!!! 2nd and 3rd with 1 out for Cano!!!

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:25 pm
  • Intentional walk to Cano…HIP HIP GS???

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:25 pm
  • 2-0…almost a DP for Hip Hip…2 outs, 1st and 3rd for Curtis…

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:30 pm
  • Granderson K’s…he really hasn’t done very much so far this year…very average player. I thought he was going to be a difference maker.

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:33 pm
  • Torii Hunter is an idiot…doubled up on a pop fly to Cano???

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:40 pm
  • Hughes has lost all his confidence…getting rocked. Nice job front office!!! Let’s go ahead and ruin Phil too!!! Way to learn your lesson with Joba idiots…

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:58 pm
  • 2 on with no outs in the 3rd…here we go. Total implosion.

    krueg July 20, 2010, 7:59 pm
  • Thus begins the slow death spiral of the 2010 Yankees…

    krueg July 20, 2010, 9:21 pm
  • serves me right for drafting a yankee on my fantasy baseball team. granderson blows.

    sf rod July 20, 2010, 9:42 pm
  • He’s no Ellsbury or Cameron…oh wait…have they even played this year troll boy???

    krueg July 20, 2010, 9:49 pm
  • aww kruegy. you’re right, he doesn’t blow. maybe a cute fanboy nickname from you might turn his season around. how’s about grandersauras, or granderguy, or granderdude? well, you’re alot better at it than i am.
    as to your cute ellsbury/cameron quip…. neither of those guys cost us austin jackson. so you’re right, ellsbury and cameron are no granderdude.
    you’re still a turd slurper.

    sf rod July 20, 2010, 10:16 pm
  • Enjoy 3rd place loser…

    krueg July 20, 2010, 11:55 pm
  • “He’s no Ellsbury or Cameron…oh wait”
    i know baseball knowledge isn’t your strong suit so i took the time to do some comps for ya and figured out granderson’s most comparable sox counterpart is jeremy hermida. thank god the sox didn’t throw away prospects or move young players out of position for hermidas sake.
    come on, “loser” is the best you got? what about “loserlicious”? you’re better than that.

    sf rod July 21, 2010, 12:33 am
  • loserlicious.
    That’s funny.

    Brad July 21, 2010, 8:34 am
  • Sorry for the doubler.

    Brad July 21, 2010, 9:11 am
  • You guys stop being girls.
    Today is a day to celebrate!! Break out those annoying soccer horn things, and take to the streets. Wave a flag. Shoot off some fireworks. Have a bbq. Shout from the rooftops.
    TIM WAKEFIELD IS HEADED TO MOP UP DUTY!!!!
    hahahahah. I literally hope he gets buried in the back of the bullpen and I only see him when the Sox are up by 10 or down by 10.

    Brad July 21, 2010, 9:23 am
  • Would “loserlicious” be a good name for the Sox at this point?
    How about…
    third place-a-licious
    or
    non playoffs-a-licious
    or
    overrated-a-licious???
    I like those! Thanks for the idea rod!
    (sorry to the cool SF’s…)

    krueg July 21, 2010, 9:59 am
  • Krueg, I’m fully aware you’re flame throwing to one person, but you know this isn’t over…yet.
    In other news, the Rays are in talks about Jason Werth. Ouch. They’d obviously send Upton, but if they sign Werth, they’re better, and they’ll pick 7 times in the first round next year with picks from Pena, Crawford, and Werth plus their own.
    Ouch.

    Brad July 21, 2010, 10:08 am
  • I know dude, that post was not for the rational folks…and by the way, Wake is due for a good start!

    krueg July 21, 2010, 10:36 am
  • Wake is due for a good start!
    To his retirement days…

    Brad July 21, 2010, 11:05 am
  • I totally understand blind hatred of a player…nothing anyone can say changes it.

    krueg July 21, 2010, 11:16 am
  • Rocking Pineiro…5-0 in the 3rd…

    krueg July 21, 2010, 1:54 pm
  • Well…we spotted Vazquez a 6-0 lead…doesn’t matter because the loser gives up 4 straight hits, including a HR to such household names as Frandsen and Wilson to now make it 6-3 with no outs in the 5th. Gotta love javy fucking Vazquez…

    krueg July 21, 2010, 2:39 pm
  • Nick Johnson what?

    Brad July 21, 2010, 2:58 pm
  • It’s so common when a starter gets spotted five or six runs in the first for him to give them all back in the next five..He relaxes too much and just throws strikes thinking it’s out of reach, or that he can dial it back up when he needs to, but he never can.
    Matsui sure missed that RF porch.

    Brad July 21, 2010, 3:00 pm
  • lots of day baseball today!

    dw (sf) July 21, 2010, 3:02 pm
  • Thank god. I can’t stay up for these west coast swings.

    Brad July 21, 2010, 3:04 pm
  • I hear ya!

    dw (sf) July 21, 2010, 3:17 pm
  • Platoon him!!! (who, I have no idea, but I thought I’d just throw that out there)

    dw (sf) July 21, 2010, 3:47 pm
  • Crazy game…thankfully Shields sucks worse than Javy and Joba!

    krueg July 21, 2010, 4:14 pm
  • There are Oakland fans blowing Vuvuzelas during the Sox game right now. So not only is soccer a mediocre sport, but it’s shitting up other sports too. Thanks a lot.

    Atheose - SF July 21, 2010, 4:16 pm
  • Can of corn pop-up to Beltre, lost in the sun. That makes three errors already this game.

    Atheose - SF July 21, 2010, 4:35 pm
  • Lowrie throws the ball a bit high and Youk comes off the bag, and then gets tackled by Davis. Ugh this is not a good game for the Sox.

    Atheose - SF July 21, 2010, 4:51 pm
  • oh how i want to like jed. it’s just hard to root for a guy when he lives on the DL.

    sf rod July 21, 2010, 5:13 pm
  • Why does Dusty Brown suck so much? Passed ball last night, and another today, both on balls that should have been easy to catch and with runners on base.

    Atheose - SF July 21, 2010, 5:31 pm
  • I really hate this team right now.

    Atheose - SF July 21, 2010, 8:05 pm

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