In Progress: Sox-Phillies Gamer III

I’m back from Vegas and a certain part of my soul is staying there. It was worth $600 and it believed that the Yanks could sweep a lousy doubleheader from the damn Marlins. Oh well. As further punishment for my hedonistic excesses I have been assigned the task of posting this gamer. If the Sox played in the NL, they’d be the best team ever. They go for their billionth win in a row. It’s 0-0, but the Sox are threatening in the second. Comment away!

246 comments… add one

  • Oh. Here it is.

    Mayday Malone June 26, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • ask and you shall receive, MM

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 1:43 pm
  • Ah, back at the desk, and MLBtv looks more stable than normal. Come on, Papi!

    SF June 26, 2006, 1:59 pm
  • Nice pitch by Lidle freezes the big man. 0-0 after 3.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:00 pm
  • Hey, SF, how be things? I was wondering, considering your other area of expertise, what your favorite building was in Las Vegas. It’s quite a site after all.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 2:06 pm
  • Hmm. Tough one, Nick. I’ve been several times, and find LV fascinatingly perverted. I actually enjoy going, for about 48 hours max, at which point I want to bash my head into a wall from all those slot machine noises, the ones that haunt you even to your gate at the airport. I think my favorite building (if I have a “favorite”), is probably the MGM Grand at night – kind of Soviet modern, eerily futuristic, intimidating, and artificial.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:11 pm
  • Wake works out of a 4th inning jam. Manny leads off the bottom of the inning with a K. Come on, guys, it’s Cory Lidle…

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:14 pm
  • And Nixon swings at and pops up the first pitch. Bad Trot!

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:14 pm
  • Oof, Lowell with the weak pop to second. Bats gone DEAD.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • I feel vindicated. Actually, my buddy’s girlfriend and I should feel vindicated. We got into arguments with my friend and my girlfriend about the best building in Las Vegas, and she and I agreed that it was the bizarre green building with the golden lion insignia. They found it too brutal and unwelcoming. We were drawn by its oddness.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • one recommendation: Go to Vegas in the winter. 111 degrees actually feels like 111 degrees.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 2:21 pm
  • Wake breezing…

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • Wow, this game is flying. Come on, Youk!!!

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • 2-1 to Youk. I might send A-Gone here, see what happens.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:28 pm
  • 3-1 to Youk…

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • Youk works the BB. 1/2 2 down.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:31 pm
  • Drat, Cora grounds out to 2nd. Wakefield back to getting no run support. Literally. No runs.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • Wake sets them down quickly. Bottom 6, still no score.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Papi leads off with a walk. Manny up, 0-1 the count.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:43 pm
  • Manny! Singles to right. 1st and 2nd, nobody out for Trot.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:46 pm
  • Don’t you guys realize this is all a setup for Ortiz to hit the walkoff for the 1-0 win?

    tom yf June 26, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • Mikey!

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • uh…make that the eventual 2-1 win…

    tom yf June 26, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • Lowell drives in Papi with the single to right. What were the Phillies doing on that relay, though? Sloppy – looked like they figured Papi would hold at third so the throw got cut off, Papi sneaks in under a late relay home.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:55 pm
  • Coco!!! Double drives in Manny. 2/3 one down.

    SF June 26, 2006, 2:56 pm
  • I hate the NL East.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • Dougie! Singles on the first pitch, giving the Sox a 3-0 lead. 1/3 still one out.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • beli keeps the momentum going. big inning.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • A-Gone! Single to right, scoring Coco. 4-0 Sox, still one down, still 2 men on.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:02 pm
  • bathroom break my ass. he is going to the other feild like a .320 hitter.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:02 pm
  • Youk!!! Another run on the RBI double. 5-0 Sox, 2/3 one out…STILL.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • youk doubles. wheels keep on turning at the bottom of the lineup.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • Loretta hits one that the pitcher can’t field cleanly, it squibs out towards short for an infield hit. Bases plugged.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:10 pm
  • Papi looking a little lost right now, count at 2-2.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:13 pm
  • gamecast lies. and then stalls.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:13 pm
  • Papi check swings, the ball heads out towards first. He drives in the run to make it 6-0, no play at home possible.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:13 pm
  • Manny intentionally walked.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:14 pm
  • manny IBB’d to face trot who’s hitting .307 w/ RISP. who pops out to short.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • Trot hacks away at the first pitch, again. Pops up, inning over.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • wake has found his one inning every start where he walks the bags full with no outs.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • Seanez in.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • a message to you rudy…”get some outs”.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:26 pm
  • Line single to right. This is not looking very good at the moment, like the 6 run lead could evaporate very quickly. Seanez fell behind Victorino 2-0, it hurt, and now he’s behind Rollins.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:28 pm
  • Oooh, how was that line shot by Rollins foul? There’s like an inch of foul ground down near the Pesky pole. Looked fair on the fuzzy, 480×320 pixel image on my computer…

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • tito sees SF’s post about managing well recently, puts in seanez out of spite.

    th June 26, 2006, 3:30 pm
  • Bases clearing triple for Rollins. Seanez has nothing today. Lift him, Tito.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:31 pm
  • Piss poor effort by Seanez today. So much for saying nice things about him. He had nothing at all.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • i was wondering where the fight in the phills was. they came back in all those games against the yanks.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:32 pm
  • I hate Rudy Seanez. He sucks to no end.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 3:34 pm
  • this is ugly. go ahead run to the plate, no outs.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • Lopez walks the first guy he faces. This is going very far south. Trot’s first pitch swing looks even dumber now.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:36 pm
  • Tying run on second, one out now. Howard up at the plate. I am very very scared.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • We have to remember that Wake set this inning up, and with a six-run lead to full the bases so quickly is pretty bad stuff. Seanez was terrible, but he came into the worst situation possible.
    And Lopez Ks Howard! One more out, please.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:39 pm
  • IBB to Rowand. Timlin coming in.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • Tito is putting the lead runner on base, with Pat Burrell ready to pinch hit. This is a very questionable move, as far as I am concerned. Lopez will/should get lifted now, and an extra-base hit will give the Phillies the lead instead of simply tying the game. I don’t get this one. Thanks for making my earlier post look stupid, Terry.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • Shit, Timlin is inheriting two runners. Not a good thing.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • Remy says Burrell is 1-10 career against Timlin, meaning this is either a very good move, or Burrell is way overdue.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • 2 quick strikes. Come on, Mike…

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • K!

    Laura June 26, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • Timlin :D strikeout swinging

    TJ June 26, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • Nice. A horrible inning from just about everyone involved, but at least the lead is still intact.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • thank you mike. tim thanks you too. lets get some runs.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • Coco with the bunt single! I’ll take it.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • Nice bunt from Coco for a single. I hope Tito doesn’t get too excited and move him back to the leadoff spot just because of that hit.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • Coco caught stealing. Damn.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 3:53 pm
  • Coco gets nailed with the catcher throwing from his knees. Nice throw.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • looking Doug’s photo here: Could someone let him know that the soul patch is gross.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • The Sox are winning, but all of a sudden it feels like they’re down by 8. Talk about the life being sucked out of a game in about 10 minutes.
    Hopefully they can hold on, at least get the ball in Paps’ hands with the lead.

    SF June 26, 2006, 3:56 pm
  • Lol, Nick.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 3:57 pm
  • Urgh. Two-out double.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:03 pm
  • Pap coming in for the 4-out save.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:04 pm
  • Grounder to first. Pap rocks.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:08 pm
  • Three more outs to go for JP. A couple of insurance runs would look good here, as long as they don’t mean that Paps has to sit on his ass for like 1/2 hour getting cold.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:09 pm
  • these last two innings has had me on the verge of a mikulik fit.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • does anyone know if the changed the error on lorreta in the 7th to a hit? MLB gamecast shows no errors for the sox.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 4:19 pm
  • Noooooo!!!!

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • oh no.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 4:20 pm
  • I think I may start hyperventilating.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • That deserves a “I don’t believe what I just saw/read” comment. Paps is human. Who woulda thunk it?

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • Oof. Have to say I kind of felt that one coming.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • full mikulik fit here in the office.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • If Sammy Sosa and Jose Canseco had a baby, he would grow up to look like Bobby Abreu.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • Paps not sharp today, obviously. Can you possibly have a short leash with this guy, considering his track record? It would seem no, but he did pitch 2.1 inning on Saturday and he clearly doesn’t have it today. Interesting decisions for Tito.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • If this game goes totally south, then I have to say thanks to Wakefield and Seanez. For Wake to load the bases like that in the 7th was pretty inexcusable, and Seanez just poured gas on the fire. Everyone will point to Seanez, but it really starts with Tim, to be fair.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:25 pm
  • But who do you bring in? Timlin’s already been used. Delcarmen?

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:26 pm
  • i’m going to go ahead and blame seanez for that.

    th June 26, 2006, 4:27 pm
  • K to Howard. One down.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:27 pm
  • Almost dp, but only get the out at second.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:29 pm
  • K.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • Ok, end it here. Otherwise, we see Leatherface. And we know what happens when Leatherface shows up. Much blood.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • table is set.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • Papi up, of course. I can’t even fathom him doing it again. He can’t possibly do it again, can he?!?!

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • I’m with SF i felt a run comming of Paps. I just knew it, but I didnt wanna say it cause then I woulda blamed myself for it :( oh well,. he has a new scoreless innings streak going at 1 inning :)

    TJ June 26, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • I hate Chase Utley. I am going to scour the comments and find a few posts where I said this, weeks ago. Nothing that he has done today has made me hate him less.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • I do have to question a few calls by Tito today, why didnt Tek bat for Mirabelli in the 7th? or Kapler for Nixon in the 6th, yea 6-0 lead is nice but should have gone for more and leaving Nixon in vs the lefty wasnt the way to go.

    TJ June 26, 2006, 4:40 pm
  • Kappy hitting for Trot. I know it’s a lefty, but I don’t love this decision.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:40 pm
  • UGH now he puts Kapler in for Nixon. :@

    TJ June 26, 2006, 4:40 pm
  • Sox going quietly here. This will not end well if they don’t score here, I don’t think.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • utley isn’t even in the same realm of hate i have for vernon wells.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • We’re done. Say goodbye to the winning streak, because I have serious doubts aboutour bullpen being able to hold up.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • Aw, I can’t blame TIto for those, TJ. A 6 run lead with 9 outs to go and a rested bullpen should be relatively safe. This isn’t Tito’s fault. The only thing that might be questioned is a) bringing Wake back out for the 7th at all after a 40 minute break and 100 pitches. Other than that, you can’t really fault him; that lead, with this team, should be safe.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • please no orc please no orc please no orc

    th June 26, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • I hate Ryan Howard. He did his best Papi impersonation last week and is a k machine against the Sox.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • Tito clearly wasnt confident in the lead if he brought Loretta in to hit for Cora.

    TJ June 26, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • Your jinxes have no effect on Julian Tavarez, Nick. He has such little residual skill left that you don’t even need to bother with them.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:44 pm
  • damn

    th June 26, 2006, 4:44 pm
  • This game is going to end ugly, only fitting that the ugliest man on the face of the earthM is present.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • no intended jinx. You guys were talking about players you hated because of their performance against the Sox. I was just giving the YF’s POV. Always necessary at this site.

    Nick-YF June 26, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • One out. Quit while you’re ahead, Terry!! Can Kapler pitch!!?

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • QUIT WHILE YOU’RE AHEAD TERRY!!!! JEEZ!!!!!
    Single and wild pitch, man on second with 2 down now. Come on, Tito – is there anyone else out there? Tavarez SUCKS. When will this be understood?

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:51 pm
  • Walk to Rollins. My gosh.
    MDC warming in the pen. Tavarez being left in.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:53 pm
  • Another one in the dirt. What game is Tito watching? Tavarez has nothing right now. If he gets an out, it’ll be luck.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:53 pm
  • 2-0. Come on, Terry. WTF!??!?!

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • Wow. We better score now. Or I will seriously have a heart attack.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:54 pm
  • 2-1, a foul ball that nearly killed someone down the first base line.
    Phew. Youk grabs a grounder to end the threat. Egads that was dicey.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:55 pm
  • On that note, the Sox hitters all suck!! (Hey, it worked with the pitchers…)

    Laura June 26, 2006, 4:56 pm
  • I know he put together the team that broke the Curse and all, but I will seriously lose a lot of respect for Theo Epstein if he does not CUT JULIAN TAVAREZ TOMORROW!!!!

    MJL in L.A. June 26, 2006, 4:56 pm
  • Ok, Mikey. 2-0. Send it for a ride.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:57 pm
  • Wow, that 3-0 pitch looked darn good, but Lowell gets the call. Leadoff walk. Manuel looks angry, and I think he should be.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:58 pm
  • No pinch runner for Lowell. Interesting. Lowell is SLOW.

    SF June 26, 2006, 4:59 pm
  • IBB to Tek. Men on first/second, one down for Bathroom Break.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:00 pm
  • Ugh…this is so not cool. How did that happen????

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:04 pm
  • The Baseball Gods hate us.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:04 pm
  • What just happened? MLBtv just DIED.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:05 pm
  • hard to pinch run for Lowell unless u want Ortiz at first losing the DH after Youk goes to third.

    TJ June 26, 2006, 5:06 pm
  • AGon lined out to Utley, turned into a dp.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:07 pm
  • Leadoff walk to Abreu. Howard up. Ugh.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:09 pm
  • K to Howard.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:12 pm
  • Oh no, YFs, Papelbon gave up a second run in almost 40 innings.
    MY HOPES FOR OUR SEASON ARE DASHED!!!

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:13 pm
  • Crap – blow caught stealing call by the ump at second. MDC comes through with a whiff for the second out of the inning.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:17 pm
  • Yes!!!! I love Manny Delcarmen!

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:19 pm
  • Here comes Burrell to get the hat trick. How can you do that when A) you don’t start and B) PH for the DH?

    Nate June 26, 2006, 5:19 pm
  • Red Sox to God: “May we borrow some time please”?
    God to Red Sox: “Yes. Two innings worth. That’s it.”
    I suppose we should win it NOW.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:20 pm
  • Youk k’s. That’s no good.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:22 pm
  • Ump not calling the low strike – Loretta gets a good call to make it 2-0. Set the table, now.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:24 pm
  • Loretta with the double!!!

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:24 pm
  • High drive!!!! OFF THE WALL! Double for Lo. Looked good off the bat, but just to the deeper portion of the wall. Papi up again with a chance to end it. Do they pitch to him!?

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:25 pm
  • They walk him. Understandable.

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:26 pm
  • IBB to Papi. Are they going to pitch to Manny?

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:26 pm
  • The answer to that is a big fat “NO”. Manny’s turn. I might even be inclined to walk him, too…I know that’s suicide, usually, but what the heck.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:26 pm
  • looks like they’re pitching around him.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:27 pm
  • Just got home from work and had to sit there and watch Wake’s lead evaporate

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:28 pm
  • Manny with the walk.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:29 pm
  • Manny spoiling some pitches. 3-2.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:29 pm
  • trot just needs to put it into the air deep.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:30 pm
  • Woops – I am behind! Bases plugged, apparently.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:30 pm
  • I adore Gabe Kapler, but this is why Tito should have left Trot in the game.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:30 pm
  • yeah…Gabe’s hitting. Really I caught that.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:30 pm
  • I dread the first pitch swing. On the other hand, that first pitch may be fat. I trust Trot…I trust Trot…I trust Trot…
    (must keep repeating this)

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:31 pm
  • Gabe, that is. Must trust Gabe…

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:31 pm
  • How do you not get an ulcer watching this?

    yankeemonkey June 26, 2006, 5:32 pm
  • I looked through what happened. of course I see Seanez mixed up in the problems.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:32 pm
  • Grounder to short. Force at home. Two down.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:32 pm
  • Bad job, Gabe. That was a fat pitch, there. Gotta be trying to drive it somewhere, elevated. Darn it.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:33 pm
  • Wasted opportunities. We deserve to lose this game.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:34 pm
  • UGGGGGGHHHHH!

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:35 pm
  • Bases are loaded with one out. We cannot squeeze home a single freakin run?

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:35 pm
  • That sucked. All of a sudden the Sox have reverted to Minnesota form. Terrible, unclutch, frustrating baseball.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:35 pm
  • We deserve to lose this game.
    Absolutely, positively. And this one is all on the players.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:36 pm
  • MDC gives up the lead-off hit.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:38 pm
  • Is anyone watching this game live?

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:38 pm
  • I am watching on the internet. Not quite live.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:39 pm
  • I am. I wish I wasn’t.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:39 pm
  • I think this is our last inning, either way. But I think I know which way, unfortunately.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:40 pm
  • Pitching change. Must be Hansen. He’s the only one left.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:40 pm
  • I’m ready to agree with you, SF. This has been truly awful.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:41 pm
  • MDC did a nice job today, no matter what the result. He bought the Sox the chance in the 11th, should have gotten a win out of it this afternoon.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:41 pm
  • Did anyone beat Seanez when he walked back in the dugout? I know he came in the game with the bases loaded, but damn, a single and then a triple?

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:41 pm
  • There it is. RBI double for Rollins.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:45 pm
  • DAMMIT!!!!

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:45 pm
  • I don’t know about Hansen…maybe he needs a little more AAA time…but gotta see if he can do the job sometime.
    And he can’t just this time.

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:46 pm
  • This is a real crappy way for a 8 game win streak to come to an end.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:46 pm
  • It seems like everytime Hansen does come in he gives a run or puts them in position to score.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:47 pm
  • Just make it end, Baseball Gods, please just make it end.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:47 pm
  • Crisp, Tek and then A-Gon

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:48 pm
  • Like I said, the Sox were on borrowed time. They are getting what they deserve. We could have won the game with a productive out, and don’t get it. The Phils need a hit, and it’s no big deal.
    The Sox were due for a stinker like this, and it’s a shame that it had to come today, leading into the Mets series, since they had this one in the bag. The game’s not over yet, but being behind seems about right after these last six completely brutal innings.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:48 pm
  • The bad thing is that we could have gained another 1/2 game ont he Yanks. Just really sucks that we blow a 6 RUN LEAD.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:50 pm
  • NO BUNT ATTEMPTS. THEY KNOW IT’S COMING.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:50 pm
  • Plus we don’t have another off-day until the break, which is lovely.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:51 pm
  • MLB.TV keeps dying for half a second at a time and making my heart stop.

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:51 pm
  • Coco with the ground-rule double.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:51 pm
  • Well, they had an off-day yesterday, Laura, so that’s neither here nor there.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:51 pm
  • Yeah, but our pen is spent after today, SF. They will now have no time off.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:52 pm
  • Way to go, Mr. Co.

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:52 pm
  • Well, that’s not the schedule’s fault. It’s the “not being able to do mop-up duty with a six-run lead and save the best part of the pen’s” fault.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:53 pm
  • lester pitches tomorrow. So unless he takes some mega-mass 6000 and increases his innings pitched, we could have problems.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:53 pm
  • True, SF, I was just saying. Tek with the out.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:54 pm
  • Jeez, that’s fucking lame. Every bit of this (potential) loss is deserved. Everything.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:55 pm
  • Sorry about the F-bomb, but it’s been that kind of afternoon.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:55 pm
  • SF is worked up. Time to walk to the medicine cabinet and get the bottle of “ole grandad”

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:56 pm
  • It’s going to take a lot to recover from this one.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:56 pm
  • Pop out. Pathetic.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:57 pm
  • Pop up to the catcher…sweet.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:57 pm
  • Youk!!

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:58 pm
  • Come on Youk….kick me in the balls and end the day.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:58 pm
  • this has been one hell of a game……
    one more inning boys!!!

    TheTree1918 June 26, 2006, 5:58 pm
  • Tie game.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 5:58 pm
  • Another piss-poor situational at-bat. That’s two. Tek’s was worse – all he needed to do was advance the runner to put more pressure on the pitcher.

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:58 pm
  • Yeahhhhhhhh!

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:58 pm
  • Yay, Youk! Darn that MLBtv delay!!

    SF June 26, 2006, 5:59 pm
  • has anyone said how GREAT of an idea it was to make youk go to the top of the lineup lately??
    cause it is :D

    TheTree1918 June 26, 2006, 5:59 pm
  • This is unreal….keep reeling you in for a sure kick in the ass.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 5:59 pm
  • That’s twice he’s saved the game from the last out this year, that I can remember (the other time he hit what turned out to be the game-winning homer against the Tigers).

    Devine June 26, 2006, 5:59 pm
  • Laura: now that bullpen is really gonna be gassed.

    SF June 26, 2006, 6:00 pm
  • Looks like a potential Papi moment brewing.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:00 pm
  • SF: try watching a whole season of baseball on MLB tv :(

    TheTree1918 June 26, 2006, 6:00 pm
  • I don;t even know what to think right now. I was so resigned to losing this game. And now there is hope. Just wow.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:00 pm
  • He also got the “leg it out” single before Loretta’ 2-out walkoff on Patriots’ Day.

    Devine June 26, 2006, 6:01 pm
  • Ye of little faith…

    yankeemonkey June 26, 2006, 6:01 pm
  • Red Sox to God: “Please, can we borrow just one more inning?
    God to Sox: “Yes. I hate the Yankees.”

    SF June 26, 2006, 6:01 pm
  • Loretta with the walk. You know what that means…

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:01 pm
  • Ortiz WILL bat! Walk him to load bases?

    Devine June 26, 2006, 6:02 pm
  • will they walk the bases loaded and take the risk on manny or will the walk off wonder do it again??

    TheTree1918 June 26, 2006, 6:02 pm
  • They’re pitching to Papi.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:03 pm
  • Papi, in this situation again.

    SF June 26, 2006, 6:03 pm
  • I love Manny a lot, but I can’t remember many cases of him being “clutch” (no numbers in front of me). The most I can turn up in my mind is a HBP with the bases loaded to drive in the winner. And that hardly counts.

    Devine June 26, 2006, 6:03 pm
  • I imagine they will pitch veddy, veddy carefully to him.

    SF June 26, 2006, 6:04 pm
  • Damn…everything is not updating

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:04 pm
  • The Mets have got to be licking their chops watching this game…Regardless of the outcome, Sox ‘pen is shot.

    yankeemonkey June 26, 2006, 6:04 pm
  • D: what about the “Manny being Manny” return affair last year after that sitdown from Tito?

    SF June 26, 2006, 6:04 pm
  • Papi!!!!

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:04 pm
  • the walk off wonder DOES IT AGAIN!!!!

    TheTree1918 June 26, 2006, 6:05 pm
  • Oh you big sweet MFer

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:05 pm
  • HE DID IT AGAIN!!!!

    Devine June 26, 2006, 6:05 pm
  • Oh my God!!!!

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:05 pm
  • NO F’ING WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SF June 26, 2006, 6:05 pm
  • YES!

    th June 26, 2006, 6:05 pm
  • I still kick Seanez in the ass

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:06 pm
  • Was that off the monster?

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:06 pm
  • Wow. I am a flood of emotions right now.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:06 pm
  • In front of the Monster.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:07 pm
  • They just showed the winning hit on ESPN

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:07 pm
  • Gapper, Rob. Left center.
    Who says there’s no pressure with the game tied? If Papi makes an out there, the team is in dire straits, pitching-wise. He’s unreal, and I don’t think this “clutch” thing is just a figment of our imagination, like some statheads might say. And even if it is, WHO CARES?!?!?! It’s certainly an enjoyable figment.

    SF June 26, 2006, 6:08 pm
  • You make a good point, SF. I forgot that one (one of my favorite Sox ABs ever), and it was nice, given the situation. There was a tie-breaking top of the 9th leadoff homer against the White Sox that won the game, but that seems less stressful than some ABs.
    Once again…ORTIIIIIIIIZZZZZZ!!!

    Devine June 26, 2006, 6:08 pm
  • you know why a-rod is more valuable…..nevermind.

    sf rod June 26, 2006, 6:08 pm
  • Keep in mind. The BP is smoke checked after today with a rookie pitching tomorrow. The good thing is that we did pick up that extra half game atleast for now. The leash needs to be short with the pen tomorrow.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:10 pm
  • Did that really just take almost five hours?
    I have no idea how they are supposed to come back and play tomorrow after that. Lester’s gonna have to go CG or Cora is going to be throwing 1+.
    Physically and emotionally draining… and that’s just me.

    Mayday Malone June 26, 2006, 6:13 pm
  • It’s really absurd at this point, just absurd.
    Buy of course, there is not such thing as clutch, right stat heads?

    LocklandSF June 26, 2006, 6:13 pm
  • I think that is his 21st hit of the season to put the team ahead. How many of slappy-mcblue lips have done that?

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:14 pm
  • I think that tomorrow we will likely see Jason Johnson in the pen, despite the fact that Tito wanted to wait until his start on July 1 to pitch him.

    Laura June 26, 2006, 6:17 pm
  • What have we learned?
    Papelbon looks a little more human
    Ortiz looks a little more godlike

    airk June 26, 2006, 6:17 pm
  • Seanez, Lopez, and Hansen all threw 15 or fewer pitches today, for what it’s worth.

    airk June 26, 2006, 6:19 pm
  • Not sure if Paps looked human or tired. Only 2 runs he has given up this year. I can think of a bunch of teams (and one in pinstripes) who would kill for that.

    Rob June 26, 2006, 6:19 pm
  • Sox draft pick Bard starts tonite in the deciding game of the College World Series on ESPN.

    TJ June 26, 2006, 6:41 pm
  • You Sox fans will like this one:
    clickety-click

    Steve June 26, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • If the M.V.P. were genuinely the MOST VALUABLE Player, the guy who is MOST VALUABLE to his team would win, not the guy with the best stats.
    Old story, I know.

    Hudson June 27, 2006, 1:26 pm

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