Grab A Seat: Rays-Sox Gamer

The Phillies and Dee-Troit are in.  Who else wants a ride?  David Price and Tim Wakefield pitch in Fenway today.  Lineups follow, comments.. GO!

Tampa Bay
D. Jennings lf .292
B.J. Upton cf .236
E. Longoria 3b .244
C. Kotchman 1b .309
J. Damon dh .261
B. Zobrist 2b .269
M. Joyce rf .274
S. Rodriguez ss .218
K. Shoppach c .173
D. Price 3.34
J. Ellsbury cf .318
M. Aviles 3b .261
A. Gonzalez 1b .336
D. Pedroia 2b .298
D. Ortiz dh .315
C. Jackson lf .246
D. McDonald rf .211
J. Saltalamacchia c .243
M. Scutaro ss .288
T. Wakefield 5.13
43 comments… add one
  • Welp…effed for the day. Effed for the season?

    Devine September 18, 2011, 2:24 pm
  • These Red Sox are absolutely unwatchable right now. Mishandled plays, mental mistakes, mediocre or worse pitching – the lot. The shape they’re in I doubt they can beat the Orioles.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 2:46 pm
  • Even with the terrible season he’s having our regular leftfielder would have caught that ball. And immediately another passed ball. As I said: unwatchable.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 2:48 pm
  • And a sac fly brings home the fourth Tampa run.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 2:49 pm
  • Ortiz walks, runners on first and second, no outs. Let’s see how we can squander this.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:00 pm
  • Exactly the situation where we want to see Conor Jackson batting, of course.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:01 pm
  • Pop-up. That always works.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:03 pm
  • Darnell MacDonald coming up, another guy we’re really happy to see in that situation.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:03 pm
  • I eat my words! Gapper from MacDonald brings home Pedroia and Ortiz. Maybe this’ll turn into a game after all. I doubt it though …

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:05 pm
  • Salty battles, but he looks hurt after fouling one off his foot.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:09 pm
  • Salty and Scutaro can’t advance MacDonald from second.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:12 pm
  • Wow, Red Sox can’t even throw out a runner on a pitch-out. Wakefield’s fastball is slow of course, but still …
    And another wild pitch and just like that Jennings is at third base.
    And the next pitch is generously ruled a passed ball and Jennings scores the fifth Tampa Run.
    Why don’t we just stop this farce, concede the wild card and everybody can go home?

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:19 pm
  • Base hit for Longoria. If Tito is still serious about this season he gets Wake immediately now.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:20 pm
  • Wakefield walks Kotchman but remains in the game.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:24 pm
  • Miraculously Johnny Damon flies out.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:24 pm
  • Unbelievable! Zobrist grounds to third but Aviles throws it away and another run scores.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:28 pm
  • Wake strikes out Matt Joyce.
    That does not change the fact that he needs to retire after this season.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 3:31 pm
  • Football season is upon us. The Sox are dead, not just to me.

    SF September 18, 2011, 3:43 pm
  • This season, injuries and all, is a big chink in Theo’s armor. He clearly made a mistake signing Lackey, and counting on Wakefield as the rotation’s fill-in in case of injury is a disaster, and he better fucking retire (or the Sox better not offer him another contract, even for 10 bucks).
    Part of me is so angry at Buchholz getting hurt (which is the one injury that has really wrecked this season) that I almost don’t care if Theo’s or Tito’s head rolls unnecessarily and (what would be totally) unfairly. It’s totally irrational.
    At the very least they better fucking sacrifice one of the Tims, Bogar or Wakefield, to the baseball Gods this offseason. If they don’t, I have no faith in the front office at all. Both of them cost the team games, stink at their jobs, yet get regular chances to fuck up.

    SF September 18, 2011, 3:47 pm
  • 4-6 on the road trip. Way to show out Yankees.
    If you don’t care, why should I watch?
    Two weeks until we lose in the first round and I can put this pathetic season behind me.
    Go Sabres.

    krueg September 18, 2011, 3:55 pm
  • I waved at you today, Krueg.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 4:28 pm
  • Aviles homerun makes it 8-5 Rays. Now the two runs they carelessly gave up in the Andrew Miller inning look even worse.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 4:35 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez right now looks as if he only needs to see two pitches to strike out.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 4:36 pm
  • White flag!!! Matt Albers in to pitch. Is Wheeler hurt or am I missing something?

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 4:38 pm
  • Ouch.. awful throw.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 4:47 pm
  • Should have been a surprising 1-2-3 inning for Albers, but Upton reaches on another throwing error by Aviles.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 4:48 pm
  • Sitting on plane at O’Hare… pilots are late to work.. seriously. is working rather well however.
    Nice pitchout to erase Upton.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 4:50 pm
  • Salty throws out Upton stealing second. Unheard of!!!

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 4:51 pm
  • Tough pitch by Gomes there.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 4:56 pm
  • Papi takes it to the fence.. wow, couldn’t be much closer to over.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 4:57 pm
  • I missed you ag…because I didn’t watch a second of the game.
    Freddy pitching with a scrub squad lineup? Why would I put myself through that.
    Shutout for like the 25th time this year. Fuck them.

    krueg September 18, 2011, 5:02 pm
  • Pitching change.. Howell in for Gomes. Crawford makes them pay with a double. Howell is immediately yanked.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 5:02 pm
  • I flew over Buffalo a couple hours ago out of ROC… did you see me waving?

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 5:03 pm
  • McDonald pops out.. that was a long inning.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 5:07 pm
  • Well, the Aviles homer made it look more respectable than it actually was. With the Rays having seven games left against the Yankees and the Sox the same number against the Orioles normally I’d like our chances. But not the way this team has been playing recently.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 5:26 pm
  • Oops, that was premature, still one more out to go.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 5:27 pm
  • Ellsbury doubles, not quite over yet.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 5:28 pm
  • Aviles flies out and that’s that. See above.

    pale blue eyes September 18, 2011, 5:32 pm
  • The Sox look ridiculously bad. The Yankees look barely one notch better than that (Cano’s running past Teixeirs yeaterday was straight out of the Bad News Bears barely a week after running them out of another rally by forgetting how many outs there were). The starting pitching is back to CC, Nova, plus crapshoot. 4 starters are each alternating great and horrid starts every time out. As for the offense, it’s great when it’s not on life support as a result of injury + exhaustion. The Yanks’ playoff chances may look better than the Sox, but they are limping to the finish line and do not look like a threat to anyone they might face in the ALDS. I’ll enjoy this ride while it lasts but I have a pretty strong sense it’ll leave me wanting more.

    IronHorse (YF) September 18, 2011, 8:40 pm
  • Seeing that I live in Memphis, TN…sure didn’t ag.
    But I appreciate the sentiment.

    krueg September 18, 2011, 9:37 pm
  • It is funny though that the “Nation” now needs to root for the “Empire”…

    krueg September 18, 2011, 9:39 pm
  • > Memphis
    Now I get it. Go RiverKings.

    attackgerbil September 18, 2011, 11:51 pm
  • Unwatchable hockey dude…they rarely even fight. SO boring. Although it is a trip watching rednecks try and understand the game.

    krueg September 19, 2011, 10:45 am

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