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Friars Clubbed?: Padres-Sox Gamer

Last night another big inning pushed the Sox to a big win. Tonight they look to keep bashing as Josh Beckett takes the hill. Comment about the action here.

69 replies on “Friars Clubbed?: Padres-Sox Gamer”

Ace and Salty don’t seem to be on the same page. Lots of shake-offs.
Long fly ball to end the inning. We’re incredibly lucky to get out of that only giving up two runs.

Tough grab but Reddick should make it. They will never give him an error but it hit the heel of his glove and the inning should be over.

Lead-off runner for the Padres… and Ace is still out there. Now I think Tito has gone too far. It’s not like we have bullpen concerns, with an off-day on Thursday.

And now the bats return the favor to Aceves by stinking. Second and third and one out with 1-2-3 coming up and nary a run. What a waste.

Totally infuriating game. 2-10 with RISP, 11 base runners in five innings and little to show.
Drew asleep this inning. Seems like the Sox just aren’t paying attention.

Ellsbury with a CS to give up an out. I know Ellsbury has speed and that would have taken the double-play away, but that really sucks.
Sucks even more to see Hudson stick his hand right in front of Ellsbury’s spikes.

Now Pedey walks. And Latos is pulled. The Sox are looking at having had 14 base runners in 5.2 innings and three measly runs. A very poor game tonight.

Yanks up 2 to nothing so far. Brett, Grandy, Swisher, and Cano providing the production so far.
Mike Leake has thrown 81 pitches through 4 innings. We’re doing what we do best…

Okay, the ball is probably slippery and Lackey can’t control it, but holy hell is he one of the worst pitchers in baseball right now.
And that beard isn’t doing him any favors, either.

Lackey is the most unhealthy looking professional athlete I’ve seen in a while. And coming from a Yankees fan, that means something. But I don’t think Theo could have ever predicted he’d be this bad. You get burnt sometimes. Do I have to mention the elder Weaver brother?

I have serious trouble feeling ANY sympathy for a team as good as the Sox, but between:
– giving up two runs on 5 straight walks by one pitcher last night (my B-R skills were insufficient to figuring out how often that has been done – I gotta imagine it is pretty rare); and
– giving up three runs on this sequence tonight: BB-HBP-1B(bunt)-K-BB-HBP-Wild pitch
I almost – ALMOST – feel bad for you guys. That is brutal. Of course, our third base fill-in made 3 errors today, yielding the Padres’ two runs…not good.

Afternoon ‘get-away’ game, 2,3,4 hitters for Sox are 8-11 and only 1 run to show for it, crappy.
I hope they are not starting their June swoon this late in the month. Too many men left on base the last few games plus less than good pitching is about to equals their first losing streak this month.

William “Dolly” Gray walked eight batters in the 2nd inning August 28 1909, including 7 in a row. There are some other guys with 7 walks in an inning but it’s all dead-ball era stuff.
Five walks consecutive in modern ball is something rather special, just because it is so hard to find.

AG – I found that Mets-Dodgers game cited on wiki-answers, but when I looked the game up on B-R, it was wrong. First, the Mes played the Giants, not the Dodgers on the date cited (I think July 18 or 16) and second, though those two pitchers appeared in that game, according to the gamelog, they only walked one batter between them that day…did you find a game where the 8-BBs did actually happen??

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