It all comes down to this. Unless it doesn't. ESPN has the Sox game. Comment away.
I swear, if they lose this game, I’m coming to Fenway next year with a “Let’s go Mets” banner.
Now THAT’s competition:
BAL balks in a run.
Good grief, Charlie Brown
Pedey makes it 3-2 just as another Texeira homer extends the Yankees lead to 6-0!
That has to be the longest single I’ve ever seen.
No outs on bases tonight……
Fantastic DP, wow!
Lester in trouble in the last two innings.
Big strikeout for Lester. Still 3-2 after 6. Runs, runs, runs, please!
There’s your out on the bases. Big Papi thrown out at second. Why risk it?
Time for Lavernway to be a hero again.
mlb.tv hates me. Again.
Not today, Lavernway. Hope that Ortiz out does not come back to haunt them. With him on first the O’s would have pitched to Agon.
Rain delay, f…
Just got home from church after watching the first 6 innings on the Blackberry.
And I arrive to a rain delay.
Raid does look to be moving rather fast, though.
As good a spot as the Sox coud have hoped for here — Rays pretty much certain to lose, Sox in the lead, and the WORST case scenario is they try again tomorrow.
Now 7-3. Rays within a slam.
Apparently Michael K is rooting against the Yankees.
Two out, bot 9.
A telling out……….
Cory Wade serves up a gopher ball.
Are the Yankees even trying?
2 OUT, 2 STRIKE PINCH HIT HR!!!!!
There we are……..
predictable as hell
Girardi tanking it.
Proctor in to pitch.
Proctor in…this one is OVER.
This is an insult to baseball.
Ace beans Reynolds with the first pitch.
Yankees hacking themselves out of the inning.
Sox game has resumed.
Bard is up.
The Sox might actually lose this game.
BTW, “beaning” denotes locality.
Reynolds got hit in the ribs, not the bean.
And now he hits another one.
Ace has thrown 3 pitches:
Thanks for sharing the minutae.
I’ll sleep better with that trivial detail.
Hardy out, 5-3.
Not sure it helps
Pedantry is the last refuge of a terrified SF……..
Scoreless inning from Proctor. Didn’t he get the message?
Sorry, was way ahead of myself here. Just one out in Tampa.
Another baserunning mistake by the Red Sox.
That one was on Bogar.
Now it gets ugly
Going to the 11th…
Now Proctor really got out the inning. That seems even more miraculous than the Rays comeback.
Worst of all, I have a blood draw at 8a tomorrow, so I’m fasting.
No snacking, no drinking.
And I need a beer so badly right now …
Phillies and Braves in the 13th!! Braves need the win to tie the Cards.
Who is going to pitch if DRob, Soriano and Fruitbat are untouchable?
Bard on 8 pitches.
Bard solid in the 8th.
Johnson on for Balt.
Umps get one right.
Ells safe at first on a juggle.
Proctor until he gives up a HR…
Here we go…
Wow. Umps converse and get the call right. And the way Showalter sets himself up when he comes out to complain I immediately want to punch him in the face. But it’s his job to come out to complain, of course.
Sox 77-0 when leading after 8.
So, we know what’s coming.
Phillies have taken a 4-3 lead in Atlanta.
You forget, Joe T. already has Proctor’s other arm.
Winning run on in Tampa.
Sox trying hard not to score an insurance run.
Showalter walking Gonzo to pitch to Lavarnway.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand … a squander.
We go to bot 9.
Cardinals are the NL wildcard. I wouldn’t mind a replay of the 2004 WS.
Well, the Braves’ collapse is complete. The Yankees are absolutely not obliged to take this game seriously and it is 100% on the Sox that they’re in this position, but it sure was impressive to see the Phillies play to win.
12th in Tampa.
Two scoreless innings for Proctor!!!
I totally agree that the Yanks were under no obligation to do the Sox a favor. But blowing a seven run lead with six outs to go?
11 lobs for Sox.
Yankees with runners on first and third, no outs.
PBE: Did you see the end of the Dodgers/Diamondbacks game last night? Sometimes crazy stuff happens in baseball: http://espn.go.com/mlb/playbyplay?gameId=310927129
At least the batter isn’t Johnson…….
Didn’t see it but read about it. Crazy indeed!
Oh shit, one strike away!
Just … shit.
Woah. This is too much.
Yankees squander, Sox game tied. The night gets longer.
Paps grooved one.
oh my god.
And yes, of course Carl Crawford blows it (and Papelbon of course).
The one catch he has to make …
I need a year off from the Red Sox.
And Proctor finally gives in and Longoria finally puts the Red Sox out of their misery. My god, has that September sucked.
Wow, that was fast. Longoria ends the season…it was looking so bright for a second there.
I understand your joy, YFs. Please take it easy on us for 24 hours or so.
I can’t believe it. My brothers were both at the game in Baltimore and swore the game would be called due to rain, so I went to bed with the Yanks up 7-0. This feels like a nightmare.
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