Four?: Angels-Sox Gamer III

Mike Scoscia has an enormous head. One which the Sox are happily occupying right now. Tonight, if the weather permits, they go for another win against the LAAAAAAAA of A, or whatever that team is called.

Chat about it here, if the game happens.

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  • Is it correct that the Sox have won 14 of their last 15 against LAA???? I’m too lazy to actually look this up now, but I believe that’s the stat I heard yesterday. Unbelievable.

    IronHorse (YF) May 4, 2011, 6:14 pm
  • I love the argument about what the manager means to the team. Scioscia has so much clout, and he is young enough to build a reputation that may rival the greats. So does Gardenhire and Manuel.
    It’s Mack, McCarthy, and Stengel for me. But there’s room.

    attackgerbil May 4, 2011, 6:43 pm
  • I find Scoscia’s manner offputting. I don’t see enough action game-to-game to know if he’s a good field manager or tactician, but he’s obviously had some success.
    I find him annoying, in any case. But that may very well just be bias.

    SF May 4, 2011, 6:51 pm
  • Can I ask why Alberto Callaspo is hitting ahead of red-hot Howie Kendrick?

    AndrewYF May 4, 2011, 7:24 pm
  • I have a theory why the Sox have won the last 14 out of 15 games against the Angels.
    It includes a lot of vulgarity.

    AndrewYF May 4, 2011, 7:26 pm
  • I honestly think I hate the Angels franchise more than Boston’s.
    Do Sox fans feel the same way about Minnesota?

    AndrewYF May 4, 2011, 7:27 pm
  • Tek guns down a baserunner stealing. Take that earlier thread!

    SF May 4, 2011, 8:12 pm
  • The game is on, nothing happening yet. A little rain, Beckett is looking good.

    BrentY SF May 4, 2011, 8:15 pm
  • Rain delay…

    SF May 4, 2011, 8:48 pm
  • It’s 10:39 EDT right now. Red Sox radio just announced at the game would resume at 11:05 EDT.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 10:39 pm
  • Tarp being rolled up.
    Andrew … I think I probably hate the Montreal Canadiens more than any other sports organ-I-zation right now. Also up there would be the Miami Heat the Lakers and the Yankees. (Sometimes the Cubs are in there, too.)
    Which one I dislike the most depends on which players and most irritating me and which fans are acting behaving the most jackassy at the time.
    And I admit that I really only dislike the Yankees because I was raised a Red Sox fan. All of the other teams earned my disrespect the old-fashioned way.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 10:45 pm
  • Apparently Matt Albers will pitch for the Sox when the game resumes, per WEEI.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 10:46 pm
  • My weathergeek radar has the rain finally moving off to the east. Once it stops, it doesn’t appear likely to restart.

    Agreed on Scioscia. He’s overrated.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 10:49 pm
  • Rich Thompson will pitch for the Angels.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 11:03 pm
  • Game just started again. A shame since Beckett was looking so good.

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:07 pm
  • Tough one for the Angels, Ervin was pitching lights out and they have no bullpen.
    Definite advantage to the Sox here.

    AndrewYF May 4, 2011, 11:07 pm
  • The Angels have a pretty solid bullpen so far this season… four relievers with ERA+ over 140: Walden, Thompson, Rodney and Bulger.

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:14 pm
  • I will admit I was just going by the previous two games in my assessment.

    AndrewYF May 4, 2011, 11:17 pm
  • Nice that Sox ownership is there giving free coffee and hot chocolate to fans that stayed through the rain delay at one concession stand

    BillsBurgSF May 4, 2011, 11:34 pm
  • To be honest I had no idea until you made the statement, which made me look it up on baseball-reference out of curiosity ;-)

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:35 pm
  • Actually I’m more impressed that Henry, Warner, and Luccino are all in the park at 11 PM on a Wed nite game against the Angels

    BillsBurgSF May 4, 2011, 11:37 pm
  • Wally Bell appears to have a tight strike zone.
    Wheeler is warming.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 11:37 pm
  • Check this out. Apparently, JWH, Larry and Tom are giving away coffee themselves in the concession stands. Linda Pizzutti Tweeted this photo: http://twitpic.com/4tiiqe

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 11:39 pm
  • Hey – wish me luck, boys. I’m interviewing for a new job tomorrow. One of three finalists. (Yes, I’m fishing for good karma.)

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 11:42 pm
  • Good luck Bill!

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:43 pm
  • Thanks, Ath.
    Tek walks, become Sox third baserunner.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 11:44 pm
  • Downs now warming for the OC Angels.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 11:45 pm
  • Okay Ellsbury, steal a goddamn base.

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:46 pm
  • Ells hits DP ball, but beats it out to reach on the FC.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 4, 2011, 11:46 pm
  • Wooooo RISP.

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:47 pm
  • HOLY SHIT that curveball to Pedroia was right down the middle. Called a ball.

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:48 pm
  • Wow, fantastic catch by Torii.

    Atheose - SF May 4, 2011, 11:49 pm
  • Wheeler give up another dong. 2-0, OC.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 5, 2011, 12:00 am
  • Wow. Somehow, that was Wheeler’s first walk of the season. Maybe he needs to be a little more shy of the strike zone.

    AndrewYF May 5, 2011, 12:02 am
  • Francisco “the humas gas can” Rodriguez warming for OC.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 5, 2011, 12:16 am
  • Jed shoots one to right for the Sox first hit.
    Yooks at 2nd, 1 down. We have something brewing.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 5, 2011, 12:17 am
  • Fly out for Cameron. Crawford has good career numbers against Downs.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 5, 2011, 12:19 am
  • Pedey’s first career 3K game.
    He has been un-hot for quite a while, now.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 5, 2011, 12:49 am
  • HOLY SHIT! Sox plate 2 in the 9th to tie it! Ells on 2nd, Pedey up, 2 down. Jeebus, it’s 1:17p EDT. Who wants free baseball?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 5, 2011, 1:17 am
  • Sox-Angels go to the 10th, I go to bed. I have a job interview tomorrow.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 5, 2011, 1:18 am
  • My god, the Angels are a sad franchise.

    AndrewYF May 5, 2011, 1:18 am
  • Good luck on your interview Bill, let us know how it goes.

    AndrewYF May 5, 2011, 1:19 am
  • Tim Bogar, go fuck yourself.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:41 am
  • The radio guys said Scutaro ran through the stop sign. So maybe Bogar is not to blame for this one. Shitty loss, though, in a game that should have been won twice. And now the bullpen’s so messed up Lackey will have to go nine tomorrow. Today, actually.

    pale blue eyes May 5, 2011, 3:16 am
  • What a freaking marathon. I woke up here in Cairo and checked scores only to see this game STILL underway. Seven+ hours!?!
    Ok, I’ll bite. Who is Tim Bogar??

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:22 am
  • Ah…pbe and I cross-posted…from his note I understand Bogar is Boston’s 3B coach

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 4:05 am
  • I only heard it on the radio, but now Pete Abraham posts that Bogar waved Scutaro around first and then threw up the stop sign too late. So maybe it’s on Bogar after all, among others.

    pale blue eyes May 5, 2011, 4:28 am
  • Glad I didn’t stay up to watch this game. From a player’s perspective, I bet it’s incredibly frustrating/disappointing to make a bottom-of-the-9th comeback, only to lose 4 innings later at 3am. What a waste.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 10:18 am
  • I went to bed right after the game restarted, then my bladder forced me up around 230, so I checked to see what was going on, just in time to see Youk’s at-bat with one out and Scutaro on 1st. First, Orsillo blew the call off the bat, a huge sin, and then Scutaro somehow keeps jetting towards home with ONE FUCKING OUT, and is nailed. It was a great defensive play, but with one out WTF?
    Once the inning ended and Matsuzaka came on there was nothing to feel good about since Gonzalez and Ortiz had been lifted earlier.

    SF May 5, 2011, 10:25 am
  • What do the players/managers/coaches do when they head home at 3:30am and have to be back at 11? Are there accomodations at the ballpark? If I were Francona I’d just sleep in the manager’s room.

    AndrewYF May 5, 2011, 10:26 am
  • They probably head to Buzzy’s, grab a roast beef sandwich, and head right back.

    SF May 5, 2011, 10:28 am
  • “…What a waste. …”
    yep…the bigger waste is when your starter puts up a solid outing, only to have it rain, knowing he won’t come back in, and leaving it all up to the bullpen…
    i thought the sox had already won this one…sound was off on the tv where i was, but i thought espn flashed a score that i thought was final and had the sox ahead…glad they lost, but sorry guys…those kinds of games are a kick in the gut…

    dc May 5, 2011, 10:32 am
  • The Sox actually had this one quite lost, until Crawford and Ellsbury teamed up to tie it in the bottom of the ninth. Or they had it won had Tim Bogar not f*cked up.
    Giveth, taketh away, all that. What can you do but just win the next game…

    SF May 5, 2011, 10:35 am
  • Andrew, I’ve heard of Francona sleeping in his office before. Last night is a perfect example of when that would be ideal.
    Definitely DC, it’s a shame to see two amazing pitchers (Santana and Beckett) who brought their A-games, only to have the rain ruin it instead.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 10:54 am

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