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Doubles: Sox-Tigers Twinbill Gamer

Yesterday Barcelona, one of our beloved teams, utterly dismantled Manchester United to complete a European football double. Today the Sox, another of our squads, plays a split set of games to make up for last night’s rainout and tries to win two.

Chat about both games here.

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then a single ripped up the middle. That’s two balls hit solidy for the Tiggers.
Then a can of corn to Jacoby. Two down.

This is the first game V-mart has caught against the Sox this year, yeah? 4 steals in an inning feels like what other teams did to the Sox last year.
…guess Cameron won’t be stealing, victor catches a break there.

Well good news for me, ESPN America are showing the game as a bonus, they had a reply of last nights rain off due to play is this slot

Well the Sox sure have gone quiet, hacking away at a guy who had no control earlier, all of a sudden another 1-2-3 on six pitches and all the pressure heads to Clay to keep the Tigers at 2 runs or better. This feels like a totally missed opportunity for a bigger lead.

Worse, it seems like the Sox could have forced the Tigers into their pen really early and worn them out, on the outside chance that Verlander stumbled tonight.
Now a bunt single for the Tigers. This game just has the feeling of a loss on it to me, all the early momentum and opportunity evaporated.

And now the first two pitches to Crawford, both clearly off the plate, are called strikes. I am sure that hitters love this kind of umping. It makes them helpless.
F*cking atrocious.

Now a dinger from Boesch. Buchholz visibly laboring these last couple of innings.
The Sox’ dead and impatient bats have made this a game.

I have to go out to the park with my son and I have a distinct premonition that when I get back the game will be over and the Sox will be stuck at 3 runs. So it’s bullpen and Buchholz or bust. Very frustrating considering that Verlander is going tonight.
Now a double. Time for the bullpen. Francona ought to be ready to walk out there quickly. Clay hasn’t got it at this point.

3-2 after the Boesch homer.
I have a stomach virus–“action at both ends” or whatever how it was Tito put it that one time with Matsuzaka; I feel terribly weak and can’t keep anything down (not even plain water). Nausea is my least favorite form of illness. I could really use any kind of positive thing today as wife (sick, but less sick) is forced to take care of husband and baby (thankfully not sick as yet).
Chances of that coming down as Cabrera doubles down the line in the bottom of the 6th. Hold the line, boys. Still got the lead for the moment: two more, Clay, and your day will be done (I’d imagine).
Routine grounder to 1st, tying run to 3rd. One more.

Feel better D.
Tie game. Clay shouldn’t have even faced that guy in my opinion. But what do I know.
This game is shaping up to be another come-from-ahead loss, the only kind of losses the Sox have had lately.

K of Boesch: strike 3 might have been off the plate, but not nearly as much as Crawford’s.
Cabrera down on one pitch. Nice. One more.

Albers effective through two. He’s been good this season except for that nightmare game against the Cubs–way to pick the right AL East castoffs, Theo (well, Wheeler hasn’t exactly been stellar so far, but still…).
Tied in the 9th.

Raburn fouls the first off, misses the 96mph heat to go down 0-2.
And again! Game Sox. Nice win.
And thanks for making my day less sh*tty (figuratively at least), Red Sox.

Looks like the weather is severe thru about 830 or so, then the rain clears through at 9. Could be a late night for this one.

Yes, SF. Same storm hit us late this morning, early this afternoon in Chicago. Clear now. So once it’s gone, it will be clear to play. just hope there’s no tornadoes.

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