How ‘Bout Them Patriots?: Sox-Jays Gamer II

With David Wells gone, Dan Shaughnessy correctly notes in this morning’s Globe that football season in New England has officially begun. Somehow, I never grew up a Patriots fan — my dad liked the Raiders — but I root for them passively because I do love my New England roots.

It’s also football season in West Texas. The first week of the season begins tonight. If there’s anything about which non-Texans sterotype Texas properly, it’s the obsession with high school football (Friday Night Lights took place within our newspaper’s coverage area). Thus, I’ll be on the road most Fridays, including tonight, when I’ll be covering the Eagles vs. the Armadillos (yes, the Armadillos).

Baseball goes on, however. The Sox looked downright June-esque last night, getting timely hitting and a bit of luck to make a winner out of Manny Delcarmen on a night when Julian Tavarez was the starter. That gives us hope for tonight, considering Kyle Snyder is at least marginally better than Tavarez, and Ted Lilly has had an August on a par with — well, on par with virtually every member of the Sox’ pitching staff. Having sniffed victory once, will these Sox dare to play well enough for a second?

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  • Every time I get optimistic, the lineup brings me down to earth. Is there anyone a pitcher should be even mildly intimidated by after Lowell?
    Looking like Papi will sit out the weekend and return on Monday. Come back soon — but healthy, Big Guy.
    Crisp, CF
    Cora, SS
    Loretta, DH
    Youkilis, 1B
    Lowell, 3B
    Mirabelli, C
    Pedroia, 2B
    Hinske, LF
    Kapler, RF
    Kyle Snyder, P

    Paul SF September 1, 2006, 5:28 pm
  • I predict that tonight, Eric Hinske will make his old team pay.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 5:46 pm
  • Globe:
    Jon Lester’s family asked the Red Sox to release the following statement:
    Jon Lester has been diagnosed with a treatable form of anaplastic large cell lymphoma and will begin treatment within the coming week.
    Jon and his family wish to thank all those involved in his care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our gratitude also extends to the Red Sox organization which has provided Jon and his family much needed support during this ordeal.
    We ask that you respect our need for privacy during this difficult time.

    airk September 1, 2006, 7:00 pm
  • Lowell makes it 1-0 Boston with a dinger.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 7:35 pm
  • lesson learned. I figure lightning twice on back to back days wouldnt happen so I ebnched Lowell today for Teehan. Ugh!

    TJ September 1, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • Hill ks. Then McDonald doubles to the left field corner.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • Johnson worked a lonngggg at bat before drawing the walk to make it 1st and 2nd, one away.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • DP ends the jam.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Youk walks to leadoff the Boston third.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • Correction: Hinske walked. Then Kapler hits into the 543.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • They shoulda started Murphy tonite -_-
    Kapler has been pathetic.

    TJ September 1, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • This maybe the sorriest outfield to take a MLB field in quite sometime.

    TJ September 1, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • umm looks like Kyle Snyders doing his best Nolan Ryan/Roger Clemens impersonation. 5 K’s in 3 1/3

    TJ September 1, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • Snyder is throwing a decent game tonight.

    attackgerbil September 1, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • 6 Ks in 3 2/3 unless he gives up 10 runs, hes already earned his standing Ovation tonite.

    TJ September 1, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Wow, only the 3rd double by a LH batter allowed by Lilly this season.

    airk September 1, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Snyder 7th K, career high

    airk September 1, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Is Glaus hurt?

    Anonymous September 1, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Hinske scores on a balk, 2-0

    airk September 1, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • no word on glaus, but he is out of the game

    airk September 1, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • damn that crisp.

    TJ September 1, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • yahoo is broken. grrrrr

    TJ September 1, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Great job by Snyder, but really, the more we send him back out theres risking a bad bad outcome. surely this rag tag bullpen can get 6 outs, why send Snyder back out.

    TJ September 1, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • oh nevermind. CNNSI’s thingy just sucks, they have Foulke in now.
    Now let me go back to my porevious post.
    Surely we can get 3 more outs from Snyder right? Why oh why would you send Foulke in?

    TJ September 1, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • uh huh, here we go.

    TJ September 1, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • I must say, im shocked he didnt give up a run there.

    TJ September 1, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Papelbon will try to shut the door with a 2-run lead.

    Devine September 1, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • And…single to start.

    Anonymous September 1, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • 1st and 2nd, 1 out.

    Anonymous September 1, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • He throws into center and they’re at 2nd and 3rd.

    Anonymous September 1, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Papelbon crouches looked over by trainers. He is grabbing his right shoulder. He will leave the field.

    Devine September 1, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • :(

    TJ September 1, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Breslow will be the pitcher.

    Devine September 1, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Breslow strikes his batter out swinging on a full count. Pulled by Francona immediately.

    Devine September 1, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • If Papelbon goes down, too, you really have to wonder if BDD has something with it’s “Curse of the Beaky Crow” or whatever.
    My brother, who was a pretty serious high school and college athletes, told me once that among teammates there is often a sense that injuries have a significant mental component. If a player or a team is in a slump or funk, the likelihood of an injury goes way up, was his opinion.

    Hudson September 1, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • GameCast inexplicably shows Timlin pitching?

    Hudson September 1, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Please, someone in the stands take Timlin out with a bow and arrow before another disaster strikes.

    Hudson September 1, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Timlin on, infield hit. Tying runner at 3rd with 2 out.

    Devine September 1, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • 2-1. Oy.

    Hudson September 1, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Done. Scary. But done.

    Devine September 1, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • It’s a friggin miracle. Timlin escapes and the Hurt Sox win two in a row.

    Hudson September 1, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Both Minnesota and the ChiSox lost tonight. Just sayin’. Pathetic of me to even check their scores.

    Hudson September 1, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • What happened to Paps?

    yankeemonkey September 1, 2006, 10:17 pm

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