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.
by SF on June 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm in
Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 69 comments
Beckett out with “intestinal turmoil” as Tito calls it, Aceves on the bump tonight.
BillsBurgSF June 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm
Well that’s an incredibly disappointing switch on one of the few nights I’ll be able to watch baseball in the next week. Damn.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Kee-rist, Ace instead? Ugh.
SF June 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm
1-0 Sox on the Youk double, though he limped into 2nd.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Ortiz almost legged out that strikeout. Looks like Hundley is going to have his work cut out for him with Latos’ curve.
attackgerbil June 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm
Youk is limping on everything.
SF June 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm
Is something wrong with him? I’ve missed the last few games, aside from keeping an eye on the box score.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm
He doesn’t want triples to threaten his chance at the doubles record.
attackgerbil June 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm
This is getting ugly. Four straight walks.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm
Yeah, I don’t know why, but Ace just isn’t a starter.
AndrewYF June 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm
When was the last time a pitcher walked five straight?
AndrewYF June 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Ahead 0-2 to Headley, then he gets it to a full count, then he throws the ball two feet behind the batter for the 5th straight walk. Pathetic.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Aceves is excruciating to watch.
attackgerbil June 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Aceves walks 5 straight, and Ludwick is swinging on the first pitch. That makes me laugh.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Five walks, Tito. FIVE.
SF June 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Ludwick was sitting fastball all the way.
attackgerbil June 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm
I think Dice-K’s spirit entered Aceves that inning.
AndrewYF June 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm
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.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm
EXCRUCIATING to watch.
attackgerbil June 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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.
SF June 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm
I think Aceves hates pitching with two outs.
AndrewYF June 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm
And another run on an awful pitch. But that one is on Reddick in my book.
SF June 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm
Well a lead-off triple is one way to make up for a poor play.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm
Question now is if Tito tries to foolishly squeeze another inning out of this turd?
SF June 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm
I’d send Ace out for an out or two. He always gets the first two pretty quickly, heh.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm
Ouch, bad luck there.
Fun fact I noticed while looking at the team’s stats on BR: Ellsbury is the only starter that doesn’t have a triple this season.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Tito is a stupid ass tonight.
SF June 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm
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.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm
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.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:02 pm
No lead is safe with this offense right now, especially a measly one-run lead.
Gotta hand it to Tito for squeezing those extra two innings out of Ace.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm
Big Papi steals 2nd. I love it.
Though the inning is now over…
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm
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.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm
When does the sample size get big enough to indicate that JD Drew is cooked? Getting nervous here…
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm
LOL a foul ball glanced off a fan’s hand and landed in another fan’s beer, who wasn’t even paying attention when it happened.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm
Great catch by Reddick!
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm
Reddick with a nice play. Despite the poor hitting with RISP, this team is fun to watch right now.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm
Latos still out there.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm
Ells legs one out and Scutaro takes third on a bad throw, another golden opportunity here.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm
Runners at the corners. Latos not getting pulled though, despite being at 114 pitches. His previous high this season was 106.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm
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.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Ellsbury caught stealing. Another fucking waste. Dumb move. Just stupid.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm
The ERA adjustment for Petco is insane. Before this game Latos has a 4.06 ERA… which equates to an ERA+ of 86.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm
Down a run, one out, a man on third, and Ellsbury steals. That is just selfish, stupid baseball.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm
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.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm
I am still really chapped about Ellsbury stealing with Pedey and Gonzo coming up. It’s really inexcusable to me.
SF June 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm
AGonz is unbelievable. Simply amazing.
It doesn’t erase the suckitude that has happened, but it comes pretty close.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm
Oh geez, is Wheeler really going to blow this for us now?
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:49 pm
Yes. Yes he is.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Tito absolutely has to send Bard out here.
Good, he is.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm
Lead lost on an AGonz bobble. Damn.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Should have had some runs there.
BrentY SF June 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm
How good is the Jason Bay non-signing looking? He’s been atrocious in New York.
Youk on in the 9th. Hell yeah.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm
(The reason I bring that up is that Sutton looks like a younger version of Bay)
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm
BrentY SF June 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm
What a waste.
Atheose - SF June 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm
Can IH run his pain meter on this game?
SF June 22, 2011 at 9:26 am
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…
DustyDrB - YF June 22, 2011 at 1:49 pm
Yanks win first game of the day with the B-team lineup. Sweaty Freddy is trying to make me change my mind about him.
DustyDrB - YF June 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm
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.
AndrewYF June 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm
Lackey sucks big time again. That contract is up there with signing Lugo among Theo’s not so great decisions.
pale blue eyes June 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm
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?
DustyDrB - YF June 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm
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.
IronHorse (YF) June 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm
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.
BillsBurgSF June 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Spiffy ERA you’re sporting there, Johnny Cueto. It’d be a shame to see something happen to it…
Game 2 is underway.
DustyDrB - YF June 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Sox game called in the 8th. First back-to-back loss for the Sox this month.
BillsBurgSF June 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm
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.
attackgerbil June 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm
Mets’ Anthony Young and Lee Guetterman combined to walk 8 straight consecutively in a 1992 game against the Dodgers… still digging.
attackgerbil June 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm
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??
IronHorse (YF) June 23, 2011 at 1:03 am
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