Fit To Be Tied?: A’s-Sox Gamer VIII

It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and the Red Sox with a win and a Yankee loss could have a Magic Number of 1 by the end of the day. We can only hope. Jon Lester pitches with a possible playoff roster spot on the line.

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  • Manny batting second again, Coco on the pine with back pain.

    SF September 26, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • Are we sure it’s back pain, SF? Extra Bases alluded to a possible inner ear infection.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 4:40 pm
  • Globe says “illness”.
    In other news, the Angels are losing to the Rangers 6-2 in the sixth, and Gary Matthews Jr. left the game with a knee injury.
    Also, the ump in the Milton Bradley incident has been suspended for the rest of the season.

    SF September 26, 2007, 4:44 pm
  • Holy crap, the Milton Bradley incident. Boy was that bizarre. An important one to read between the lines, because it would be easy to look at it as “just” another instance of Milton Bradley being crazier than Julian Tavarez.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 4:45 pm
  • 1-out double, but Lester gets through it scoreless.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • Wow, what’s that about Lester not throwing strikes?
    11 actual strikes, 1 ball and 1 hit. Lester strikes out the side in the first.

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 5:14 pm
  • Sounds like Lester’s pitching a gem so far.

    Jackie (SF) September 26, 2007, 5:26 pm
  • 5 K’s after 2 for Lester and a CS

    TJ September 26, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • Wow! Five straight outs on strikes and the caught stealing to end the inning! Lester’s got it today!

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • Drew picked the right time of the year to stop sucking.
    Lester looks great, made it home in time to see him pitch the top of the second, looks like somebody found some command, not to jinx him after only two, but I like it.

    LocklandSF September 26, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • Wow. The bottom third really brought the suck that inning. First two men get on base and go nowhere.

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • Gah, what a friggin’ waste. Ellsbury hit it hard, but I especially blame Tek for that inning. Move the runner and Ellsbury’s out is a sac fly…

    Devine September 26, 2007, 5:42 pm
  • Wow, we just got robbed.

    LocklandSF September 26, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • Yep, they gave the A’s a baserunner…now it’s 1 out, bags full for A’s.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Jesus, this is just what we need. A meltdown because of a blown call.

    LocklandSF September 26, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • A’s get one on a sac fly to center.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 5:53 pm
  • So freakin’ typical. Sox can’t get runs with runners on, and Lester, pitching a great name, lets in runs on his own error. That fly ball should have been the last out of the inning.

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 5:54 pm
  • Ah, was the runner out at first?

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 5:55 pm
  • The, uh, force “attempt” was good.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 5:57 pm
  • at 2nd, that is. To his credit, Lester, even after he walked the guy following, didn’t buckle (the 3-2 count was scary, though).

    Devine September 26, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • I’m calling Manny’s shot here.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • Singles is good, too. Wanna score this time, Sox?

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • Loaded on Papi walk, none out.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:04 pm
  • Mikey! 2-1 Sox on the single.

    SF September 26, 2007, 6:05 pm
  • Hooray for Lowell! Red Sox offensive MVP! 2-1, runners at corners, none out.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:05 pm
  • Whoa – Lowell with more RBI than any Sox 3B ever, passing Butch Hobson. I had no idea he was even that close!

    Jackie (SF) September 26, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • JD with the sac fly! 3-1 Sox.

    SF September 26, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • 3-1 on sac fly. Super.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:07 pm
  • Glad to get the run, the lead and the breathing room for Lester, who’s having a great game.

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • Home in time for some happiness to start the night

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • It’s like God was smiling on us in the Beckett trade.

    LocklandSF September 26, 2007, 6:15 pm
  • This start (from what I’ve seen) has been uncharacteristic for Lester (in a good way). Coming quickly back from 2-0 counts by getting them to foul off pitches, really working the strike zone well. Very nice so far, but for the one inning where the ump screwed the Sox.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • I wonder if Lester was sat down and told to start attacking the strike zone. He seems to be pounding it today.

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • As I say that he walks Suzuki.

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Homer…Oakland up 4-3. Yeesh.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • Jeez…Lester having a rough inning.
    three run jack

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • Son of a bitch.

    Jackie (SF) September 26, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • Who is the 4th pitcher in the playoff rotation, eh?

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:24 pm
  • Strike one to Stewart was the first good pitch he threw since the Mark Ellis K.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • Snyder warming…

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • Stewart singles. Looks like he may have lost his control again, or they have beamed in on his pitches. Either way this is not a good inning for him.

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:26 pm
  • 4th starter = Julian Tavarez? Or maybe I’m kidding.
    Even given this truly strange inning from Lester, I’ve still got more faith in him lately than Wake.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:26 pm
  • DP with a 2B?

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • Ramirez ties it up with an RBi single.

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Tie game. Manny 3-3!

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Game tied on Pedroia double, Manny single. Right.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • WEEI (WRKO?) guys say Manny is “motoring pretty well”.
    I think maybe Manny just takes time off toward the end of each season so we all realize how very, very much we miss him when he’s out of the lineup.

    Jackie (SF) September 26, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • Manny takes 3rd on Papi’s single…hope that oblique is good and healed.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Wow, the game started at 5? I just got home from work and saw that. Wow.
    Good news though–I turn the game on and Manny immediate ties the game. 3-3 already? Nice.

    Atheose September 26, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Oh crap.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • Lowell singles Manny in, but according to Gameday there’s an injury report. PLEASE tell me it’s not Manny.

    Atheose September 26, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • Isn’t it 4-4?
    Well, 5-4 now with Lowell’s newest RBI.
    I’m hearing that he ‘hit the bag awkwardly’ (please no please no please no) but I guess it can’t be that bad as he’s staying in the game.

    Jackie (SF) September 26, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • Atheose: Looks like Lowell may have tweaked his ankle.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • I am really starting to like this lineup of Manny/Papi/Lowell. Seems to be productive.

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • And Drew “doing the Drew”. GIDP to 2B.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • nd Drew grounds into the Dp. The guy just can’t buy any luck.

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • Anyone? Who was injured?
    Drew GIDP, but he’s been hitting extremely well lately (.328 in September) so I don’t feel as angry at him as I usually do.

    Atheose September 26, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • Dang, Drew. Mind you, I’m grateful for the recent spate of productivity, but the way this game is going, we’re gonna need 9. C’mon, scoreless inning for A’s, please please please.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:37 pm
  • 9 Ks for Lester. Snyder still up in the pen. First baserunner and/or first in scoring position, I’m guessing he’ll be in.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • Piazza launch. Re-tied. ‘kay, I’d take Snyder as soon as keep watching Lester pitch just this sec.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:42 pm
  • What the hell is Lester doing? Throwing BP out there?

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:43 pm
  • He’s alternated between throwing BP and the 9 Ks, most of which the A’s hitters had no chance on.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Is Lester being bribed by Oakland? He puts them ahead in the 3rd, then we come back and take a 3-1 lead, then he coughs up the lead again, then we come back and take a 5-4 lead in the 4th, and then he gives up a solo shot here in the 5th. What gives?
    Now 3 straight balls to Jack Cust. Grrrrr.

    Atheose September 26, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Walked him…pull him now.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Lester out. Snyder in. Yikes Lester. Had to tease us with that first half+ of your start.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • Holy shit, I didn’t even notice he had 9 K’s. Wow.
    His walks always end up biting him in the ass.

    Atheose September 26, 2007, 6:46 pm
  • Is Lester going to be on the playoff roster?

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 6:48 pm
  • 4.1 IP
    7 Hits
    9 K’s
    Definately a feast or famine thing going on.

    rob September 26, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • Lester had been great in September before this outing.
    Ellis singles on a 1-2 count. Nothing pisses me off more than a batter getting on base after falling behind 0-2.

    Atheose September 26, 2007, 6:49 pm
  • Snyder stops the bleeding. Whew.

    Atheose September 26, 2007, 6:52 pm
  • As frustrating as this game is, i still remain oddly confident.

    stucking working September 26, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Andrew – Your mom’s going to be on the playoff roster.
    But yeah, we should probably go based on this one game sample rather than the rest of his starts in September. Good point man.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • After a game like today, you can totally see why the Sox are hanging on to Lester — and you can totally see why he’s not going to be pitching much in October.

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • 11 hits should = more than 5 runs. Let’s plate at least one here, Lugo.

    Paul SF September 26, 2007, 6:59 pm
  • That was brutal from Lugo there.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • Bitterly, bitterly disappointing. And pretty typical of Lugo with RISP this year (as far as my crap memory goes).

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • Between Lugo and Drew I am not sure who I would egg first. Both of them just can’t help themselves to not to hit into a DP.

    rob September 26, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • This game is not a recipe for a postseason appearance. Those walks are just too much of a liability.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:01 pm
  • Well, okay, he had a lot of RBIs early, but situational hitting doesn’t seem to have been very good from Lugo this year.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • Drew has a hit and a ribbie, Lugo is 0-3, a GIDP, and four runners stranded. He’s also hitting .238 with a horrid OBP. I know where my eggs are going.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:02 pm
  • Can ya give us two more innings, Snyder? Come to think of it…how about one more?

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:03 pm
  • How about an out, to start, Devine?

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Seven men left on with two double plays through five innings. That’s baaad.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Snyder, you suck. Leadoff walk.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:05 pm
  • Starting with a walk, always nice when you want to not let them score. Man, I’m not very happy just now. At least we’re in this game.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:06 pm
  • That’s better, as Stewart Ks. Tito coming out to get Snyder. Lopez coming in.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • Quo, what’s with the hostility? Lester hasn’t had a ‘great’ September, he’s had an inconsistent one. Yeah, he shut down the Orioles (twice), but these were the same Orioles that got no-hit by a guy in his second career major league start the game before. They’re horrendous.
    Oakland isn’t much better, and they still knocked him out before he could finish the fifth. You would really want him pitching in the playoffs?

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 7:08 pm
  • Lopez in for Barton, the lefty, and promptly goes 2-0. Didn’t Carlos Pena, a lefty, take him deep recently?
    Now it’s 3-0.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • I am with you, Andrew. Lester looks like he’s getting a little better, but his control is so spotty that I can’t see him being trusted in a pinch.
    As for Lopez, brought in to face a lefty, he immediately walks the guy. Horrible. Two walks this inning already in a tie game. Color me unimpressed.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Barton walks on 5 pitches. Great job.

    rob September 26, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • What the hell was that? God…f*cking…damn it.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Now Swisher, who hits lefties much better than righties, is up. Very iffy move from Tito here.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Hopefully this season will mark the end of the LOOGY era for these teams.

    AndrewYF September 26, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Yeah, but J-Lo is better against RHHs than LHHs. It’s like a nonsense extravaganza.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Thanks, Ellsbury. That’s at least a run saved…here comes Timlin.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • Ellsbury with a nice running grab on a rope by Swisher.
    That’s not good managing by Tito, despite the out. Remy just said that Swisher hits righties better, but he is wrong, according to BR. My guess is Remy assumed that Tito played the matchup correctly, and didn’t even look at his stat sheet.
    Now Tito is out to get Lopez and bring in Timlin.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • BIG batter here for Timlin. Come on, Mike.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:16 pm
  • I don’t remember saying that rest of his starts were ‘great’ Andrew. I’m saying ruling him out just based on today (and based on when you popped in with your comment, I’m guessing that’s the impetus) is kind of unfair.
    Hell, if we’re going to keep guys off the roster because they haven’t been good recently, then I think some thought needs to be given soon as to how Daisuke is going to spend his vacation.

    Anonymous September 26, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • I’m feelin’ it. Let’s go, Timlin. Who in the world is going to pitch the rest of these innings? At least Papelbon only through a pitch yesterday…hope we are justified in using him later.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • That was positively yesterday-Papelbon-esque. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Timlin.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Anon, with less vitrol this time, was me.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • THREW a pitch.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • Well done, Timlin.
    I am not sure I loved the Lopez move, but I do like Tito’s activism a TON. Seems like he’s managing as if these were playoff games. Very good to see.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • Agreed, SF. Yesterday and today are making me feel good about Tito’s willingness to move quickly.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:20 pm
  • OK, Pedro. Let’s get it started here.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • DUSTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DING DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:21 pm
  • He’s the MAN! Rookie of the Year!!!

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • What a fat pitch, a belt high fastball to a fastball hitter. Poor pitching.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Manny making a run at .300, 3-3 so far. Can he make it 4-4?

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Thank you Pedroia.

    rob September 26, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • TB up 1-0 on the Yanks

    rob September 26, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • Good offspeed pitch at 2-1 to Manny, who swings through it. The 2-2 pitch is low and inside, so now the count is full.
    Here it comes…ball four! Manny on four times tonight, and Brandon Moss comes out to run for Manny.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Now it’s Papi’s turn. Let’s go TIZZLE!

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Moss in to PR. Maybe they’ll let him get a PA tonight?

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Moss in for Manny. Is it time yet to make him play a full game? I know we want to make sure he doesn’t get hurt, but it is a close game and we can still use that bat.

    rob September 26, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • 3-3 with a walk. Way to go, Manny. I’m good with taking him out here, that’s another note of recent-Francona approval.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • Double!

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • All right…let’s score those damn runs.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • Mikey! Two run single. 8-5.
    Blevins should be renamed Blechins.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • I LOVE YOU, Mike Lowell!

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Mea Culpa: my pessimism about Lowell in the second half was way off.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Was thwt an error or an actual hit for JD?

    Anonymous September 26, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Drew with a mammoth shot to the triangle that Swisher botches in the wind. Should be an error.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Wow…thank you, Swisher.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • Still good to see Drew bash the ball, even if it is scored an E.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • wow, the a’s are the best prom date ever. that swisher ain’t sweet.

    sf rod September 26, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Youk walks. Plugged with no outs. Cash in, guys.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Time for dinner. Back in a while.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Bleck, Tek. K’s.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Dinner not quite ready: bad job, Tek. Whiff, third worst result, after a triple play and a double play with an out at home.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Ells drives one in on a high chopper. 9-5.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • An RBI chopper. Okay. Hey Lugo…care to join the hit parade?

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • I love this Lugo v Lugo stuff. Very Civil war…
    Go our Lugo!!!!

    LocklandSF September 26, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • strange night from lester… he looked so good

    John Sterling September 26, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • He hit it good…Swisher manages this time. Good job, boys. Timlin back out?

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Lugo is starting to make my stomach turn.

    rob September 26, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Coco Crisp just told me about “MLB.com, where baseball is always on” between highlight-reel catches.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Timlin of 2004?

    Ed September 26, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • I know…Timlin (or Delcarmen) really seems like a no-brainer for the 8th at this point.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • And I wanted Timlin dead earlier in the year, so for me to admit that is pretty big.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:44 pm
  • Weird AB for Timlin there…no control at all on that last pitch.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Timlin, in my mind, is a candidate for comeback player of the year, I was furious when the Sox brought him in this year, but he’s proven me wrong. Couldn’t happen to a better guy.

    Ed September 26, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • I’m listening to the A’s announcers since I’m local and they are in hysterics over the rabidity of the Sox fans.

    Anonymous September 26, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Why is Remy musing about walking on the moon????

    Ed September 26, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Is it just me or did it seem like Timlin didn’t give a d*** where ball 4 went? I came back for ball 3 which looked close, how did the others look?

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • good hysterics (laughing) or angry hysterics? Go Timlin!!!!!!!

    Ed September 26, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Timlin seemed not to want any part of that batter… but he got out without injury

    Ed September 26, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Ahhhh…sweet, sweet relief.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Mariner Moose on the tricycle. That was pretty entertaining.
    And the A’s specific commercial seems to include Milton Bradley throwing whatever at Eric Chavez.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Quo…Timlin came fairly close to a strike on pitches 1 and 3 of that AB, I think…could be wrong, though.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • I’m sorry, but how funny is it when John Sterling says “Bobby Abreu… Sweet as candy.”

    Ed September 26, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • That’s what I figured. I think he decided to not throw a meatball just to get a strike on Ellis.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Just when I thought Pedroia was cooling off…what a night offensively (and great play to end last night’s game, too).

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Pedroia, 3 XBHs on the night!

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Ed – Good hysterics. They think the debates for president of RSN are highly entertaining and wonder what it would take to get A’s fans to sit in as uncomfortable seats as they have in Fenway. Actually, I really like the A’s announcers. They are fans of pretty much all aspects of baseball – whether the player is from Oakland or not.

    Anonymous September 26, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • The A’s guys aren’t bad. Some random others who don’t suck (i.e. not obnoxiously partial to the home team): KC, BAL.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • This is starting to get fun…

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • Royce Clayton out to play his best position: PR for Ortiz.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Yeah, I agree with that, Quo. Aggravating: CWS, TB, NYY (Kay, mostly).

    Devine September 26, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • IBB to Drew.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • And I can’t remember their names, the Detroit PBP guy is okay but their CC guy is awful.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Hinske in for Youk. Bases loaded again.

    SF September 26, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Though I will say Kay at least calls opposing team home runs with some enthusiasm, unlike Hawk “Effing” Harrelson.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 8:00 pm
  • Need two more runs before this game is officially “fun” in my mind.

    Devine September 26, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Hinske whiffs, but gets to first on the wild pitch. Run scores. 11-5.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Strike out, runner makes it on. Ha ha *Nelson Muntz* (sp?)

    Devine September 26, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • And with Hawk, it’s immediately about how the CWS pitcher threw a bad pitch rather than any good effort from the opposing hitter.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Harrelson is the absolute worst. Hands down. He makes Kay and Sterling look like total pros.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:02 pm
  • Wait, the runner stayed at 1st? Out on occupied base? Gameday isn’t helping…

    Devine September 26, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • All right, I gotta go. If they blow this, we don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. Too bad we’re already there. Later!

    Devine September 26, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • A new call for Orsillo?: “You’ve been HinsK’d!”

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • Tek with another SEVEN men LOB. Hard to complain about a game that we’re up 11-5, but Tek, the big dinger last weekend notwithstanding, has had a rough month.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • 11 runs, but TWENTY THREE baserunners though seven. Those eleven, crazily, look better than they are.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • Liner to Moss in left for the first out. Gagne pitching, BTW.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Can Gagne blow a 6 run lead?

    Anonymous September 26, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Single for Stewart. One on, one out.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Q- the guy from detroit that’s unlistenable is rod allen. odd that you’re ok with baltimores team of buck martinez and gary thorne. those two are insufferable (as well as liars).

    sf rod September 26, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • And another hit.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Gagne quickly ahead of Swisher 0-2.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:14 pm
  • Excellent curve gets Swisher. Nice pitch.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:15 pm
  • Gagne quickly ahead of Piazza 0-2.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • And the K! Fine pitching by Gagne surrounding the two singles. Good stuff.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • Lugo has a .309 OBP and a .647 OPS. Brutal.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • Lugo whiffs. 0-5 tonight, what a terrible game.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • To the ninth we go, six run lead. No implosions, please…

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Batshit in for the ninth.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Throw strikes, Batshit.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • 4-3, one down.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:27 pm
  • Two straight hits, 1/3 one down. Nice work, Julian!

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • Cleveland bombing Seattle. If the Sox hold on, they’ll still be a game back of the Tribe.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Seattle rolling over like a beat dog.

    rob September 26, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Fly out to left scores a run. 11-6. Two down.

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Sox win, magic number for the division now two, so a split with Minny will do it.
    Nice win!

    SF September 26, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Crazy Train gets the final out to end the game.
    Magic Number 2

    rob September 26, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • congrats to mike lowell on setting a new RBI by a red sox 3rd baseman record, as well as taking over the team lead in that catagory.

    sf rod September 26, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • sf rod – I guess I was kind of shooting off about the O’s, though doesn’t Jim Palmer do some of the games? I remember him being decent, though I could’ve made that up too.
    And the Royals guys are fair but boring. Terribly, terribly boring. If/when they become a contender, they need to get some new people in there.

    QuoSF September 26, 2007, 10:36 pm

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