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Flaming Brown Bag of Poo, Part Two: Sox-A’s Gamer III

SF and Paul are busy preparing for the 2010 season which is totally going to rock, so I'm left to do this gamer. I'll just update SF's last one:

Suspensions, (even more) injuries, (even more) losses.  Fun first week.  The proverbial flaming brown bag.

Comment on today's action here.

56 replies on “Flaming Brown Bag of Poo, Part Two: Sox-A’s Gamer III”

Oy, Nick. Brutal.
Wakefield carved ’em up in the 1st, but the Red Sox got carved themselves (they saw a few more pitches than Wake threw, though).

Lowell crushes one after Bay gets on with 2 out! 2-0 Sox!
Can our starting pitching not suck for a game?

Wakefield has used 12 pitches to get through two innings (6 pitches each, some great defense behind him).

Ellsbury made an AMAZING PLAY on a sure-fire gap double to end the 3rd. There was also a line drive out to Lowell in the inning. Can’t argue with the results, he’s throwing strikes, but you always worry about the big inning with Wakefield.

Yar, Anderson has been really good, using all of the strike zone, just the one mistake.

this is one speedy game! an hour though 5 1/2 innings wow. wake having thrown less than 40 pitches… someone wants to get on a plane east.
Was surprised they called up Hudson to stick in the pen.

and there goes the no hitter for wake
Where does this statement fall on the “can’t say the words” superstition scale?
I do remember calling my mom during Derek Lowe’s NHer and also during Nomo’s and saying very loudly and clearly (my Mom is VERY superstitious) “hey, Mom, you see that LOWE/NOMO HAS A NO HITTER GOING?”. She wasn’t at all happy I did this. And they still got them, thus proving my Mom is completely irrational.

Frick. GIDP with bases loaded. For now, not having a TV this season isn’t hurting me!

Oh my God, what a play by Nick Green to keep it alive!
Through 7!
(Awful DP w/bases loaded in the half-inning previous.)

Eh, I am being a little tough on Ellsbury – it was a line drive. Maybe not a laser beam, but solid enough. The camera is so high in Oakland that it looked something like a bloop.

Too bad?
Great day by the Wake. Giving exactly what was needed when it was needed. If they don’t retire his number once he’s done I’ll personally do it myself with spraypaint.

We’ll never know what might have been, but I do believe that the long Red Sox 8th, great as it was, did not help Wake, at least as far as the no-hitter is concerned.
Whatever: Tim Wakefield, still the biggest bargain in baseball and for all we know a great guy. Long may he run.

Good way to end a crappy trip. Two wins, two DL stints, six game suspension. Blech.
Thanks to Wake, though, for the big win today.

Those are the kind of starts that keep Wakefield on this team. I don’t really anticipate enjoying his starts but I remember a similar start against Detroit last year, and they are fun when he gets in his groove. You just can’t get used to it.

And Nick gets suckered, too!! It was the old “SFs ignore the game thread, thus forcing a YF into posting our game thread which then reverses all bad luck as they tempt fate by subtly reveling in their rival’s current travails in said game thread”.
Brilliant strategy on Paul’s and my part, I have to say!

Sure I did. But bemoaning his almost no-no, however slightly, goes beyond reason. Straight up, he was fucking fantastic today. No complaints. Let’s celebrate what he did accomplish instead.

Just got home, sad I missed this game. We NEEDED that from Wake.
As for the superstitions… my buddy is 100% responsible for Schilling losing his no-hitter. He called me with 2 outs in the 9th (and 2 strikes on the batter) to tell me about it (I was at the hardware store after work and didn’t know what was going on), and the hit happened about 3 seconds later. This is irrefutable proof.

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