The Sox are at it again. They lead 3-1 in the bottom of the third. Comment away!
Took you long enough. :)
Sorry about that. SF is away from the computer it appears. And I just woke up.
Marlins have had a lot of baserunners so far. They just haven’t cashed in.
Lester is walked a few too many batters so far. Not sure if the kid is just tired or not pitching in friendly fenway is bothering him
Pickoff move and strike out gets some heat off the kid.
Lester’s second hit batter of the game. The kid is definately a little wild.
He gets Helms to pop out. No advance by the runners. Will he pitch out of trouble again?
no. He gives up a single to Olivo. 1 run’s in.
Lester allows a run before getting out of trouble.
Most of the excitement in this game occurred through the first 3. Before that lazy Nick got his butt out of bed. (I shouldn’t really be saying anything, as I slept until almost noon today, but hey, I’m on summer vaca. I’m allowed to do that.)
I went to Vegas last weekend and I’m still recovering. Have some sympathy!
Last weekend?!?!?! Wow Nick, you recover very slowly. Not that I’ve ever been to vegas, but come on. It shouldn’t take you a whole week.
Manny caught stealing. That was stupid.
Ugh, Hanley Ramirez with another hit.
With the game (and the game thread) going slowly, I thought I’d profess my love for David Ortiz. Just because no time is a bad time to do so. I love David Ortiz. There we go. Okay, I’m done.
Ortiz in the field again today with a lineup that pleases my eyes for an NL park
I did however take yesterday as a moment to silence the ortiz haters.
one of my friends is a big yankee fan and always says if he played the field he could never hit well.
how about 2 home runs well?
he said he would not hit one tomorrow though. I just Emailed him from work here and let him knwo he hit one today HAHA
That’s true, Tree, but there is some validity to the argument that if Papi played the field every day he wouldn’t be quite as effective offensively. But, even so, he is much more valuable in the capacity in which he is used, that of the DH, than he could ever be playing in the field.
Urgh. I HATE JULIAN TAVAREZ!!!
that is true laura
and the game is ties with cabrera hitting one out
The Orc gives up another longball. How shocking.
Follows the longball with a walk. Great pitching again from Tavarez.
What happened? Kapler in center for Coco…?
Is anyone watching this live?
Double switch so that the pitcher’s spot doesn’t come up next inning, Rob. Hopefully that’s all it is.
Thanks Laura…small heart murmer started developing.
Ugh, 2nd and 3rd, one down.
How does a double switch keep the pithcer’s spot from coming up?
17 games with no errors. the we have two yesterday and now two today.
Kapler batting ninth…Pitcher now in 6 spot. Coco was the last out of one inning, so it will be a longer time before the pitcher’s spot comes up again. No gaurantee that it won’t come up, but it will be a longer time.
Ugh, Timlin walks Borchard. Bases loaded.
Bases loaded. Lets turn two!
I have MLB TV on
Make that bases loaded on two walks and an error. This is ugly.
I’ve got the game on NESN.
there is a lot of ierd things going on in this game….trying to get them figured out y the announcers from the marlins is horrid because they have no idea wha is going on either haha
0-2 to Hermida.
Jerry and Don are fantastic. I love them very, very much.
Pop up to Cora. Two down.
I see now. By switching two they essentially moved the pitcher’s spot in the order… I did not realize that could be done.
Thanks for the explanation!
I’ve been checking this sight out for a while, and just signed up to post. I’m a Sox fan in Rochester NY, stuck watching Gameday on MLB.com.
Jacobs batting for Johnson.
That’s cool, z. I’ve been posting here since the 2004 offseason. A lot of people ho post here are stuck on Gameday, so you’re not alone in your misery. Very often I am the only person in a thread who is getting NESN.
Welcome to the site, z118.
Inning over. Thank god for that.
Good pitching from Timlin to get in, then out of the jam.
Thanks! I will say that for being free, Gameday is pretty good. It’s the odd plays that you really miss out on though.
welcome Z, I just started posting here in the off season this year after getting the gall to comment after lurking for a long time ;)
I’m a sox fan IN Omaha nebraska….so I get most games on MLB TV and ESPN gamecast
Oh, and z, if you haven’t tried it, most people here prefer ESPN Gamecast to Gameday. I find it to be much faster and more interesting.
Laura speaks the truth, I have ESPN mobile form when I am away form home also….gamecast is WAY better than MLB game day ;)
Being kicked off the comp. Talk to you all later. Enjoy!
I feel a little something happening here.
Gamecenter on CBS Sportsline is pretty good. It has a few audio perks. Crowd roars for a homerun and the ump yells “yer out” for strikeouts.
Sac fly…get the kid ready in the pen. I foresee Pap in our immediate future.
We need another run or two. Give us a little cuchion until the kid can get in there. He has such a long warm up.
Last few years I had MLB radio
the graphics were good, but I didn’t dig the sound.
ESPN game center
ESPN graphics are clean, and if you line up the windows you can make your screen look like this:
Plus on the run I open my cell phone, fire up ESPN mobile and it is liek I don’t miss a beat :D
Papi goes down.
i usually run CBS and ESPN at the same time.
Nice picture also.
I watched that hit carry alway the to the wall on gamecast. I thought “not again.”
the background is a fisheye of the new busch stadium….
A friend of mine took while at the game…not a cards fan, but it’s a cool pic ;)
That is a sweet photot.
Looks like Kazmir is pitching tomorrow for TB.
Paps in…cue the music.
It’s always hard to watch Kazmir pitch against the sox.
he’s on my fantasy team…
so I always hope for a 1-0 sox win ;)
Kazmir is nasty. He also seems to pitch his best against us.
Toronto getting pummeled 10-4.
Having checked out ESPN game center it seems pretty good… Next season I will have to get MLB radio… trouble is, none of them work on the computer at work, where I lack some sort of Flash update that I need an administrator password to install. Alas and alack!
Being moderately new to baseball, can anyone comment or elaborate for me on the reason behind making a seemingly phenomenal pitcher a closer as opposed to a starter, as in the instance of Paps?
I’m not questioning the rational, just wondering.
Remember at one point we were “loaded” with starting pitchers. So they wanted to keep him in the bigs for experience and orginally use him as long relief. Foulke got shaky and Tito rolled the dice to see what would happen.
Game, set and match. Paps with another save. Lowers his era from .45 to .43
With less hits and more errors, it would seem the ‘taters really pulled us out on this one, but a win none the less.
A lot of people want Paps in the rotation, but he’s really got closer stuff. It’s also nice to know that your team can hold a lead in the ninth.
That was an interesting game. I’ll take two out of three. and a 16-2 record in interleague ain’t too shabby either.
it is good to have Paps in the pen. We may have overworked Foulke in 04 and I am not sure if his arm will ever recover.
Hey z118. Papelbon will not be the closer next season, He and Lester along with Beckett and Schilling will make up the best rotation this side of Chicago if not in all of MLB.
I’d really prefer that Pap stays in th epen, TJ. I think he’s just more valuable to us as a closer. Where are we going to get a guy who is as certain as he is in the 9th inning? Sure, we have Hansen, but I’d much prefer to have Pap out there.
sure hes great to have out there aslong as theres a lead to protect come the ninth. His value is as a starter, how cna you take a young kid who has starter stuff and make him a lifetime closer? Perhaps later on he cant go back to it full time like Smoltz did but whe u have Hansen why waste Papelbon in the Pen?
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