How About A Quickie? Sox-O’s Gamer IV

Nearly five hours of baseball spread over 13 innings, including an 11-inning scoreless stretch, can test the endurance of even the most hardened baseball fan. Congratulations to Manny and the Red Sox for hustling out a victory. The boys are back on the clock, with Jon Lester facing Garrett Olson, who is coming off seven innings of shut-out ball in a win over the Yankees.

Maybe a nice two hour twenty minute romp to mix it up after last night’s marathon. Lineups follow, comment away.

Boston
J. Ellsbury rf .280
D. Pedroia 2b .278
D. Ortiz dh .251
M. Ramirez lf .289
M. Lowell 3b .281
K. Youkilis 1b .302
J. Varitek c .259
C. Crisp cf .256
J. Lugo ss .279
 
Baltimore
B. Roberts 2b .268
N. Markakis rf .254
M. Mora 3b .250
K. Millar 1b .240
A. Huff dh .243
R. Hernandez c .215
J. Payton lf .235
A. Jones cf .245
A. Cintron ss .412
J. Lester 3.55
G. Olson 4.09

24 comments… add one

  • Manny just misses No. 500, on the track to left.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 7:17 pm
  • Ortiz had struck out looking on a pitch well outside the zone.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 7:18 pm
  • Lester gets out of the first on nine pitches despite throwing a first-pitch ball to two of the three batters in the inning.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 7:23 pm
  • Pedro and Papi go back-to-back in the 2nd to tie it.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 8:33 pm
  • Ellsbury steals second; he had earlier stolen third. He has 5 SBs in this series to take the league lead.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 8:34 pm
  • Ellsbury steals third; three in the game, 6 in the series, 26 on the season to take the AL lead, I believe.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 8:36 pm
  • Ellsbury: my MFRS.

    attackgerbil May 31, 2008, 8:46 pm
  • MANNY 500!

    SF May 31, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • Congratulations, Manny.

    attackgerbil May 31, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Congrats to Manny :)

    TJ May 31, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Manny got a big hug from Lowell (at the plate as Manny crossed it) and then got in a group jumphug with Ortiz and…Julio Lugo. It was like Lugo was trying to get some of Manny’s skill to rub off on him (literally, he was in pretty close). Lugo’s involvement in the celebration was commensurate with, well, not much of anything. Maybe he and Manny are just crazy tight, I have no clue.

    SF May 31, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • God, Crisp is plummeting. A month ago he looked to be back to his Cleveland form, now he looks just about as bad as ever, I think he’s dropped 60+ points in BA in the last four weeks. Hopefully he can find a middle ground, he had been playing terrific baseball.

    SF May 31, 2008, 9:49 pm
  • Great, Papi hurt his hand.

    SF May 31, 2008, 10:08 pm
  • So how did Manny react when he hit the homer? What did Millar do as he trotted past?

    rootbeerfloat May 31, 2008, 10:14 pm
  • Home plate ump decides he needs to get back to the hotel before room service quits, ringing Lowell up on a pitch well off the plate, he called one against Manny that looked about 6″ wide as well in the prior at-bat.

    SF May 31, 2008, 10:17 pm
  • Manny stared. I think perhaps this was entitled. But truthfully he didn’t stand there too long staring, just a second or two, then did his normal trot, nothing too slow, nothing too fast. The big celebration was with Ortiz and LFRS near the dugout.

    SF May 31, 2008, 10:20 pm
  • Tying run at the plate for the Orioles in the 9th. Come on, Paps.

    SF May 31, 2008, 10:26 pm
  • Where’s that strike zone, Paps?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 10:27 pm
  • Paps on the verge of walking a runner, loading them up. Ugly from Paps right now.

    SF May 31, 2008, 10:28 pm
  • And just like that, a looper to shortstop turns into a double play, game over. Bang, bang. Crazy. Sox win – they are a Sunday sweep away from salvaging what looked to be an absolutely horrid road trip. 4-5 wouldn’t be all that bad considering how it started.

    SF May 31, 2008, 10:29 pm
  • I hate seeing Paps act human.

    rootbeerfloat May 31, 2008, 10:30 pm
  • whoops, check that – the Sox can win out tomorrow and Monday and finish the road trip at 5-5, which would be something of a miracle.

    SF May 31, 2008, 10:32 pm
  • It’s a 4-game series, so Sox could end trip 5-5.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 31, 2008, 10:32 pm
  • Wow, Manny hits 500 and I missed it because I was moving into my new apartment. I’m so mad at myself.
    Him hugging Lowell at the plate was a tear-jerker moment. Moreso than the jumping-up-and-down celebration that happened with Papi and Lugo afterwards.

    Atheose June 1, 2008, 12:09 am

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