Historic Collapses Begin Like This: Sox-A’s Gamer VI

David Ortiz just hit a solo homer so maybe the Sox won’t lose again (that’s all they do these days). It’s Schilling vs. Blanton. Comment on the action here.

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  • 3 quick outs for 38pitches

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 3:55 pm
  • Hysterical Nick.

    John - YF (Trisk) June 7, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • No one swings at that pitch except you, Tek (0-2 against Johnson). Get it through your head.
    There’s the K. Two innings done.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:07 pm
  • So maybe the Red Sox response to all those double plays is that they will only get on base with 2 outs now?

    Froggywomp June 7, 2007, 4:13 pm
  • 2 hits thru 3 innings, UGH!! Schilling will have to be nearly perfect at this pace.
    Wake the f*ck up, guys!!!

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • Gol dern it…now IE has gone nuts and I can’t watch the game. Gameday it is.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • if they don’t start clicking today….it’s gonna be a rough weekend in arizona, who is playing unbelievable ball right now.

    sf rod June 7, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Yeah Arizona is making me wary. I’m hoping some of the dust comes off the bats and things get clicking. Soon!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Make it 2 hits through 4. Yeesh.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • I’m seriously beginning to think that Drew will not get another hit the rest of the year.

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Is Randy supposed to pitch against Sox this weekend, Rod? I’d be interested to see how he does against a real major league team…

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Looks like RJ vs. Daisuke for the rubber game, ym.

    QuoSF June 7, 2007, 4:30 pm
  • At least it’s going…pretty well on Schilling’s side.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:34 pm
  • This ballpark is too friggin’ big.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • Surely one of the three suck-holes on this team’s lineup will turn it around before year’s end.

    Anonymous June 7, 2007, 4:42 pm
  • me

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:42 pm
  • Hmm. It appears that Schilling is pitching a perfect game. That is, no batter has reached base. No hits. No walks. Nothing.
    /jinx

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 4:46 pm
  • Perfection (thus far) ruined by Julio Lugo, though I can’t see the game, so could be questionable scoring…

    Anonymous June 7, 2007, 4:47 pm
  • Someone please tell Lugo that if he’s not going to hit that he better play defense.

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • It worked!!! (sort of)

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • The hell with jinxes. Schilling is throwing a no-hitter through 5. Let’s hope it stays that way because if the Sox bats keep up like this, it will pretty much have to if they want a shot at winning.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:51 pm
  • Being the game is in Oakland I doubt the scroing of the error was questionable.

    TJ June 7, 2007, 4:51 pm
  • Is our leadoff hitter really hitting .217? What does it take to be taken out of the leadoff role? Amputation???

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 4:53 pm
  • C’mon Papi. Crank another

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • I agree, jp. I’ve been saying it all year.

    Anonymous June 7, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • tj- hows the draft blog going? any thoughts on the right hander from nc state the yankees just picked up? heard he’s already got elbow issues.

    sf rod June 7, 2007, 4:56 pm
  • Amputation???
    It may depend on what’s being amputated.

    Tom sf June 7, 2007, 4:57 pm
  • been slow going thus far still being 25 picks from the Sox first pick….

    TJ June 7, 2007, 4:57 pm
  • Gol dern…I actually had a good feeling about Drew coming up with men on if Manny could get aboard. Unfortunately, no go.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 4:59 pm
  • Six innings down. Sox…score for the love of all that is good and holy.

    Anonymous June 7, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • we gots something brewing here.

    TJ June 7, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • These blank entries are me…IE refuses to remember my info.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • looks like Schilling’s pitching a no-hitter.
    He’s given up no hits. Impressive: not giving up any hits.

    Nick-YF June 7, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • You have been pre-empted, Nick. I called it out an inning ago.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • And Drew gets the single

    TJ June 7, 2007, 5:07 pm
  • See, JD Drew got a hit…I totally was feeling his readiness to hit last inning.
    *knows such feelings mean nothing*

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:08 pm
  • Drew gets the single but I suspect he’ll sit and rot on first all inning.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • Nah, no sleep…Tek’ll hit into the DP.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • Oh snap. No DP…yet. Drew on 3rd, Tek on 1st.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:11 pm
  • Crap, now the disease is spreading to Cora???

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • $100 says Crisp doesn’t drive a run in here.

    LocklandSF June 7, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • Cora, naturally, pops up. Crisp…

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • shockingly, its Coco who ends this inning…

    Max June 7, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • Call your friends, folks: a no-hitter is in progress!

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • You all owe me $100, I take checks and cash.

    LocklandSF June 7, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • Wow…just wow.

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • No one would take your bet, I’m sure Lockland.
    And they would have been wise not to. Gosh, too tense, this game.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • runs? who needs ’em. they’re probably the most overrated stat in baseball.

    sf rod June 7, 2007, 5:14 pm
  • The Yankee shouts have no power here…I called this no-hitter thing at the end of the 5th. Nick and ym cannot affect it.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:14 pm
  • It’s a no-hitter-plus thus far, as Schilling has not walked anyone yet, either. Only Lugo’s error makes it imperfect.

    Hudson June 7, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • Nice play by Lowell and Youks to get that out. Speedy feeties.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:16 pm
  • Facing their best hitter this year…hopefully for the last time.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:16 pm
  • Through 7.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:19 pm
  • Jesus, my nerves.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:20 pm
  • Kinda interesting the word Historic is in the thread title

    TJ June 7, 2007, 5:21 pm
  • Score, I don’t want to rely on it. Score, goddamn it.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:21 pm
  • I predict no hit for Lugo.

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:21 pm
  • I would like a bid for this thing where the Sox are up by, say, 5. This 1-0 sh*t is freaking me out.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:22 pm
  • Ortiz up with Youk on 1st.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:24 pm
  • Hope the pitching changes and necessarily increased half-inning length don’t hurt Schilling.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:29 pm
  • Wow, is Schill pitching a perfect game?

    Lar June 7, 2007, 5:30 pm
  • Lar, sorry hes not tossing a perfect game.

    TJ June 7, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER
    NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER
    NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER
    NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER

    John - YF (Trisk) June 7, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • Stop it…just stop it. :)

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • Nah, Lar. It’s a no-hitter so far.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER

    John - YF (Trisk) June 7, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • Ha ha ha, I called it in the 5th, Yanks fans. You cannot hope to hurt the mojo.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • 82 pitches to begin the 8th, not too shabby.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • 5.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • 4 hits thru the 8th, too shabby.

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:34 pm
  • Ah, I just noticed the error. If this turns out to be a no hitter, Lugo’s going to get a beating! ;)

    Lar June 7, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • 4.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:35 pm
  • Lugo’s deserved a beating for a long time…not just for this game.

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • 3.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • 3.

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 5:36 pm
  • Alright!!! Onto the 9th it is. Now if the Sox can mebbe squeeze out a couple hits and a run or two, that’d be great.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • 1-0 through 8! Put in Papelbon! ;)

    GS - SF June 7, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Devine: jinx!

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • I just got home to see this. of course it is not on TV in NC

    Rob June 7, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Well, that’s one way to win when your team’s not hitting. Okay, me silent for the rest of the game.. =)

    Lar June 7, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Hee hee hee! I laughed hard and out loud, GS.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • ok. i got some jinxing myself….
    1. damon will most certainly remain healthy for all four years of his contract.
    2. that whole fatigued groin gimp limp thing will have zero effect on clemens.
    3. p. hughes will return better than ever with a clean bill of health.
    that’s all for now.

    sf rod June 7, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • Jinx, indeed, ym. By the way, I congratulate you on your ruining the perfecto earlier. I hope you have little success next inning. :)

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • oh man.

    Regular_Brad. June 7, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Sox going down quick. Oh God, oh God, oh God…

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • The error ruins the chance at a perfect game?

    Rob June 7, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • LOL! Well, I tried my best, Devine. Guess my jinxing powers ran out with the perfecto…

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • Yeah, friggin’ sucks, eh, Rob? I only hope we’re moaning about it later and the point isn’t moot…

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • Damn…I’ve listened to the Yank fans I work with gloat for 4 days….damn em!

    Rob June 7, 2007, 5:42 pm
  • It’s gonna be the hardest kind if it’s one at all. Still 1-0 going to the bottom of the last inning (we hope).

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:42 pm
  • Stupid typepad
    As I tried saying.,.. If Tito puts Paps in to start the 9th, Schilling might slug him.

    TJ June 7, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • I plead with ye, baseball gods. Plead, plead, PLEAD!

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • If Schilling does it, Julio Lugo owes him his first-born. And his right arm, so Schilling can beat him with it.

    AndrewYF June 7, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • Looking light the final out and the Sox 1st selection may happen at the same time…. ugh be back guys time to get busy :)

    TJ June 7, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • 2.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • Lugo made a play??

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:45 pm
  • I believe a perfect game is just that — 27 batters with no baserunners (you could have 27 batters with one or more hits with double plays).

    Hudson June 7, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • 1

    Rob June 7, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • 2 to go!!!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • One away.

    Hudson June 7, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • 2

    Rob June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • 2 plays in a row??

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • 1.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • 1 to go! Will Shannon Stewart bunt? Will Schilling strangle him if he does? Let’s find out!

    AndrewYF June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • 1 more to go!!!!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • F*CK!!!!!

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • Oops.

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • GAHHHHHH I jinxed it.
    I’M SORRY!

    AndrewYF June 7, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • FUCK!

    TJ June 7, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • DAMN Him!!

    Rob June 7, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • I’m gonna lost my shizzz.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • You’re f’ing kidding me, right???

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • Lugo made both the plays so far, 2 gone.
    AIEEEE, Stewart singles to right.

    Hudson June 7, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • GAHHHHHH I jinxed it.
    I’M SORRY!

    AndrewYF June 7, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • Now give up a 2 run jack to Ellis to complete the job…

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • Still a win. 1-hitter. Good job, people.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • Well, at least you get the win. Was hoping he would lose the entire thing, ah well!

    Lar June 7, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • Well, he got the complete game shutout. I was hoping for a homerun so many heads would explode collectively, but I’m okay with it.

    AndrewYF June 7, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • a one-hitter. Not too bad. Way to go, Curt. That had to be crushing but he hung on and got the last out. Good job, guys.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • Out #1 snaps the Sox losing streak (if not their hitting slump).
    Jeez, so friggin’ close! Guess I’ll have to read 38pitches.com for a change tonight.

    Hudson June 7, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • Well, at least he got the last out. Great job by Schil. Horridly insipid job by the offense AGAIN!!!

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • Man..what a bummer. Would have been nice to do that to them to end the series.

    Rob June 7, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • (That’s Out #3 above, natch.)

    Hudson June 7, 2007, 5:50 pm
  • A very nice job by 38pitches. I’m (almost) sorry for the jinx….

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • One wonders if he would have managed it if Lugo hadn’t bungled the one play earlier.
    With perspective, this will be awesome.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • I was just goign to say that, Devine. If Lugo doesn’t fuck up that play, Stewart doesn’t even come up in the 9th (provided everything else goes the same way).

    yankeemonkey June 7, 2007, 5:54 pm
  • Seriously, Lugo needs to go. All he can do is run. Turn him into a bench player. Go get a SS, call up a SS, do SOMETHING.

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 5:58 pm
  • In the brief interview of Schilling on the Sox radio broadcast, he says that he shook off Varitek’s sign on the pitch to Stewart.
    Damn. Still, one hell of a performance.

    Scott SF June 7, 2007, 5:59 pm
  • Great performance by Schilling and I’m glad the losing streak ended but is anyone else freaked by the fact that Schilling had to pitch a 1 hitter to win this one? Papi’s HR is the only offense we could manage?

    TimSF June 7, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • The cat’s out of the bag: the Oakland A’s pitch well.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • By the way, I didn’t realize that historic collapses began with 1 hitters. Thanks for letting us know. :)

    jp-sf June 7, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • The other cat’s also out of the bag: Oakland has a terrible offensive team.

    Boogie Man June 7, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Indeed.
    Although, more like: no sh*t.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • Good pitching always beats good hitting, Schill was money today.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 7, 2007, 6:31 pm
  • Just got back from work were I observed Curt’s flirting with perfection through my cell phone hwile hiding behind hacks of lumber.
    Just.. wow. Curt = teh money.
    I think a Red Sox player ios actually GOING to throw a perfect game at some point this year. Be it Lester, Schilling, Beckett or Daisuke.. someone will.
    Also, I have never, EVER, in my life.. been so happy for interleague play

    Dionysus June 7, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • > Also, I have never, EVER, in my life.. been so happy for interleague play
    Why is that, Dio?

    attackgerbil June 7, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • Because, attackgerbil, the As just finished.. for th emost part.. spanking us.
    Actually in retrospect all the losses with the except of the FIRST loss to the Yankees in the past 7 games have been damn close. Walk-offs or 9th innign runs.. or just being out pitched. It wasn’t so much a slaughter as it was just.. badness.
    Either way.. its nice to see the NL for a bit. Last season was AWESOME fo rus in interleague (weren’t we 20-3 or something?) and.. itd be nice to be able to breathe a little easier. No divisional rivals, no AL leaders.. just the national league. I’m hoping it’ll be like a tonic.

    Dionysus June 7, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • Whew, the losing streak ends. AT least we get out of Oakland with a W.

    Rain SF June 7, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Dio: that’s interesting, because the A’s look like an NL team on a lot of levels to me, and now Boston is off to Arizona, which looks pretty darn good so far this year.

    attackgerbil June 7, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • Yeah.. schedule is a bit unbalanced in June, isnt it? Yansk get ChiSox, Sox get As. Yanks get Pitssburgh, Sox get Arizona

    Dionysus June 7, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • I wonder if Schilling will be tossing and turning all night, wondering WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN if he hadn’t shaken off Varitek on the pitch to Shannon Stewart.
    So close, yet still so far.
    A Chance for Immortality slips away from Schilling’s grasp.

    yf2k June 7, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • Ask Mike Mussina if he has nightmares about Carl Everett?
    On the other hand, Curt has two rings (while Moose none) to take his mind off today’s missed history.

    SF June 7, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • I’m just excited to see Papi flash some leather. I know people think I’m crazy for this position, but I think he would be fine as our regular first bagger and I think Youk can play pretty much any position.

    LocklandSF June 7, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • “On the other hand, Curt has two rings (while Moose none) to take his mind off today’s missed history.”
    …so, what does moose’s bad luck have to do with this sf?…remember, you once had to root for carl everett…and schilling will lose sleep over this tonight, rings or not, because as we all know, he laps up the attention, the team’s success comes second…

    dc June 7, 2007, 11:39 pm
  • Something tells me “Bloody Sock” doesn’t really have to worry about achieving Baseball Immortality.

    Devine June 7, 2007, 11:44 pm
  • “immortality”?…not quite devine…

    dc June 8, 2007, 8:12 am
  • curt will be remembered as much for his big mouth as he will his pitching achievements

    dc June 8, 2007, 8:13 am
  • “curt will be remembered as much for his big mouth as he will his pitching achievements”
    Agreed, but I’d take his big mouth and the talent that goes with it over anything you’ve got in that thing Yanks fans call a rotation~
    Five of Curt’s wins this year have come after Sox losses. He may be have a big mouith, but he’s an ace with a big mouth.

    Craig June 8, 2007, 9:06 am
  • Really, dc?
    You don’t think, I dunno, every single Red Sox fan of an appropriate age will be telling their children and grandchildren about that time the portly man with the running mouth sacrificed his health for glory (his own and the team’s/fans’)? When he sutured his yada yada yada. It’s one of THE baseball stories of the past ten years, IMO. In a Red Sox postseason filled with drama, that was one of the high-water marks. Between “breaking the curse”, defeating the Yankees, and risking his career for one of the most rabid fanbases in MLB…well, suffice it to say, I think he’ll be remembered for a looooong time.

    Devine June 8, 2007, 2:25 pm

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