Flaming Brown Bag of Poo: Sox-A’s Gamer II

Suspensions, injuries, losses.  Fun first week.  The proverbial flaming brown bag.

Comment about tonight's action from Oakland here.
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  • Beckett is appealing the suspension, so hopefully he can get it lowered to 3-4 games. If so they might be able to schedule it so he doesn’t miss a start at all.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • Joe C sez Papi’s ground-ball out would have been a DP in a normal defensive alignment.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Youk drives in Pedro with the game’s first run. Youk now batting .536.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Wait, a lead?!?!

    SF April 14, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • It would have, Bill. When Nomar went to his left to field the ball there wasn’t anyone there to cover 2nd.
    Because of that Youk gets an RBI single. Let’s see if we can keep this lead for once.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Nancy w/RBI double to left. 2-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Drew doubles in another run!

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • That’s two two-out RBIs.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Damn, who will win batter of the week in the AL? Swisher, Longoria or Youk?

    AndrewYF April 14, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Bay walks and then Lowell singles in another run. Our offense has needed a game like this to raise their confidence.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Bay walks, Lowell singles in another run. Action in the Oakland bullpen. If Eveland survives this, he’s at 33 pitches, who get to 50 pitches first, him or Dice-K?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Tek walks to load ’em. Green up.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • Batting around in the first. I like it!
    Let’s get more than 3 here.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Borderline strike on strike 2, Green then Ks on the 40th pitch.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Even when the Sox have a good inning they still manage to strand the maximum possible number of runners.
    Let’s go Daisuke.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Dice-K’s fastball is hovering around 88. That’s Igawa-speed. Is he injured, or is this his way of trying to get some measure of control over his fastball?

    AndrewYF April 14, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • How the hell’d Ellsbury miss that? Coco woulda had it.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • If it’s him trying to get control of his fastball he’s failing miserably, Andrew.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • Cust with a broken bat single. I swear the Sox have had more cheap hits against them in the past week than they’ve had in the last two years.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Didn’t you just know that after scoring three in the first, Matsuzaka would turn right around and give it all back?
    Man, this sucks. Where the hell did our starting pitching go?

    mattymatty April 14, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • And there’s only one frigg’n out.

    mattymatty April 14, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • Daisuke looks so lost out there now. Something isn’t right.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • Wait, where’s the lead?
    Only 350+ days until Opening Day, 2010!

    SF April 14, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • Daisuke’s fastball has been around 86. What the fuck? 4-3 now.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • This is a damn embarrassment.

    mattymatty April 14, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • 5-3 on a grounder that Lowell can’t field.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • 5-3. Pardon me while I go punch my couch.

    mattymatty April 14, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • The Red Sox could play 500% better baseball and they’d still suck dogballs.
    This is shaping up to be a really long season. Small samples keep getting bigger, every day.

    SF April 14, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Buchholz in his first start the other day: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 2.45 ERA.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Does Ellsbury really suck this bad? I’ve read his projections and they seem pretty optimistic, but I don’t see it. He can’t hit an inside pitch to save his life.

    mattymatty April 14, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • Masterson is warming up hard, I think he’s going to start the 2nd inning. Daisuke looked injured out there.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • Looks like Matsuzaka is done. I almost hope he is hurt because if he isn’t he/we are in trouble.
    Ortiz displays his warning track power.

    mattymatty April 14, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Dice-K’s done.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Remy and Orsillo confirming it, Daisuke is out. Remy said Daisuke was grabbing his leg earlier.
    WTP from Ortiz.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • One thing that has gone unnoticed is how great Green’s defense is. He has really impressed me so far this season.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Nomie’s gone with a leg injury, too.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • Nomar leaves the games due to tightness in the calf. Ahhh, some things never change.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Anyone else thinking Ortiz should be fitted for a gold watch?

    SF April 14, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • I wish Gerb would get our predictaroo up and running, we wrote them a good ten days ago and I would be looking awfully prescient right now w/r/t the Sox.

    SF April 14, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • Hey Youk, shut your mouth and go sit down. He falls off the bag and then yells at the Boston first base coach.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • What the hell happened on that alleged double play?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • And the Cs beat Philly by 2. Yech.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • Youk made it back to the bag in time, but he tripped and fell off, and Giambi then tagged him. Youk then ran his mouth off to the base coach, for reasons unknown.
    Wow, this team is bloody pathetic. Bay hits a double, but waits about 3 seconds before running because he thought it was going to go foul. The right fielder dove and missed it and it rolled to the wall, but Bay only got to 2nd on it since he didn’t run out of the box.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • Who wants a beer?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • All six retired by Masterson.
    Um, offense?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • That was the worst bottom of the 1st ever.

    Devine April 14, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Welcome to the party, Devine. Grab the complimentary gut-punch at the door.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Ellsbury SB.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Thanks, Ath. It hurts! It all hurts!

    Devine April 14, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Pedro out, 4-3. This is craptastic.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • Eveland needs 40 pitches to end the 1st. Somehow makes it through the fourth.
    This makes me sad.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • I think Ellsbury is what I worry most about, long-term. It’s too bad, it’s a (possibly) thunderous 2-6 in the lineup. Speaking of 2-6, that might be the Red Sox’ record soon.

    Devine April 14, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • This team is a trainwreck right now. Who’s our ace again — Penny?

    Hudson April 14, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • That interview with Beckett was hilarious:
    “Soscia said I wasn’t remorseful enough,” said Beckett. “What should I have done, gone up and given him a hug after the benches cleared? I wasn’t in a hugging mood.”
    WHAT THE FUCK DREW? Lazily fields the ball and it goes right under his glove. Horrible.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:41 pm
  • Masterson works out of a jam. Well, that’s something. This team needs a win badly tonight.

    Hudson April 14, 2009, 11:43 pm
  • It sure feels like Ortiz will never homer again.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:47 pm
  • Youk getting aggressive on the bases trying to make something happen with one out.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • “Who’s our ace again — Penny?”
    What’s Tiant doing these days?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • Youk is the only one on the team playing 100%. Way to leg it out to 3rd.

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • I’m conditioned so far this season to think this attempted rally will fail. Come on, Bay!
    Not what I intended, but a run’s a run.

    Devine April 14, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • Finally, a break. Game tied.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:53 pm
  • Eveland is done. Can’t believe he made it this far.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2009, 11:53 pm
  • Yeah! Lowell! That was a bullet off the 3B.

    Devine April 14, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • The Red Sox offense: 3rd fewest runs scored, 7th worst batting average, 7th worst OBP.
    The Red Sox pitching: 9th worst ERA, 7th most HR given up, 3rd most HBP

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • The offense comes alive! Tie game!

    Atheose April 14, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • E cheater.
    Bay a chance to be a hero.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 15, 2009, 12:30 am
  • Bailey BB to Bay.
    2 on 2 out, Lowell up.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 15, 2009, 12:33 am
  • Lowell pops out.
    So much for that.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 15, 2009, 12:36 am
  • By the way, I hate and have always hated these late West Coast games… And anecdotally, I feel like the Sox always do worse in games starting after 10 pm EST. Probably impossible to check that.

    Hudson April 15, 2009, 12:47 am
  • Valiant fight by the bullpen.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 12:54 am
  • Ellsbury! A line drive hit! Right up the middle. Nice. 2 out, he should try to steal, fo’ sho.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 12:57 am
  • Didn’t happen, great play by Ellis on the foul pop-up. Can the bullpen continue to hold, hold, hold?

    Devine April 15, 2009, 1:00 am
  • Inauspicious start: Buck BB by RR.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 1:03 am
  • Slightly more auspicious follow-up: K (Ellis helped him with two crap bunt attempts, though).

    Devine April 15, 2009, 1:07 am
  • DP! Can we get a run?!

    Devine April 15, 2009, 1:10 am
  • Nope!

    Devine April 15, 2009, 1:23 am
  • Ortiz pops up on 2-0 with the bases loaded and 2 down. What an effing bummer.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 1:43 am
  • Nine innings of scoreless ball from the pen.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 1:53 am
  • Ten innings.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 2:10 am
  • Giambi, Holliday, Cust due up. Lopez about to pitch, I think. That sounds like a recipe for Game Over.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 2:17 am
  • Bottom of the 12th. Sheesh I need a drink.

    rootbeerfloat April 15, 2009, 2:18 am
  • Lopez can’t find the strike zone. He’s at 2-0 on the batter after walking two guys already (one out).

    Devine April 15, 2009, 2:27 am
  • 3-0, then 3-1…walked him. 1 out, bases loaded on balls. Just go ahead and walk him or hit him, Lopez. Make the shame complete.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 2:28 am
  • Hey rbf, nice to see ya.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 2:29 am
  • The K! Still fighting. I’m dying here.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 2:30 am
  • Game ends on a high chopper Pedroia can’t quite get to first in time. What a backbreaker. Matsuzaka has really fucked up his first two starts royally to join Lester. This game blew.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 2:33 am
  • The Sox season is slowly turning into a nightmare.

    SoxFan April 15, 2009, 3:05 am
  • Wow, glad I went to bed at 12:30. And now our entire bullpen is worn out, with Wake on the mound today. Good thing we have an off day tomorrow.

    Atheose April 15, 2009, 7:03 am

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