Independence Day Special: Sox-Yanks Gamer VII

First off, our warmest congratulations to Paul-SF, new daddy, as the Missus and he welcomed Jocelyn-SF into the world yesterday morning. Hooray!

Jon Lester’s shutout last night gave the Red Sox a four games to two lead in the season series. Today we see Josh Beckett face off against Darrell Rasner. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

Comment away.

J. Ellsbury lf .266
D. Pedroia 2b .309
J.D. Drew rf .304
M. Ramirez dh .279
M. Lowell 3b .300
K. Youkilis 1b .308
C. Crisp cf .276
J. Varitek c .218
J. Lugo ss .268
J. Beckett 3.65
NY Yankees
J. Damon lf .317
D. Jeter ss .279
B. Abreu rf .281
A. Rodriguez 3b .316
J. Giambi 1b .265
J. Posada dh .287
R. Cano 2b .252
M. Cabrera cf .245
J. Molina c .233
D. Rasner 4.42
38 comments… add one
  • Rasner playing with fire in the early going here. Sox tie it at 3-3. Sterling called it a great catch by Damon and then reversed himself. Listening to him is infuriating. Damon hurt on the play and coming out. That’s just what we need.

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 2:09 pm
  • ih- oddest play i’ve ever seen. NESN had the worlds most amazing camera angle of the whole thing. we’ll be seeing this one for a while.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 2:12 pm
  • Sterling said Damon only knew the ball was still on top of the wall because the cameraman pointed him toward it. True?

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 2:14 pm
  • Ellsbury caught stealing on a pitchout. Nice. Kid’s fast.

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 2:26 pm
  • Yanks making Beckett work very hard here in the 4th which is nice to see, but no runs…yet. First and second with one out and Robbie up.
    Nothing broken on Damon apparently.

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 2:44 pm
  • Great sliding catch in foul territory by Ellsbury. Big play as the Yanks were threatening. Melky up.

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 2:45 pm
  • Melky plunked. Bases loaded for Molina with 2 outs.

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 2:48 pm
  • Molina grounds out, but at least they get Beckett over 75 pitches here in the 4th. If we can go to a battle of the bullpens tied or close to it, it will be a major victory for Rasner…

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • Lowell 2-run dnger…so much for major victories for Rasner.

    IronHorse (yf) July 4, 2008, 3:00 pm
  • Guess I’m glad I have to work today.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 3:27 pm
  • You can’t give up yet, IH, as soon as the Sox go to the ‘pen, a victory could well belong to Rasner.

    rootbeerfloat July 4, 2008, 3:31 pm
  • stuck at work today too ag.
    would have been nice for beckett to pitch into the 7th, but he’s over a 100 and likely not to go out for the 7th.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 3:38 pm
  • Condolences, rod.
    Oki is up in the pen.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 3:39 pm
  • Oki is up? Turning off the radio…. Can’t bear to listen…

    rootbeerfloat July 4, 2008, 3:46 pm
  • another squandered opportunity for the sox. 1st and 3rd with no one out and it nets nothing. nice work tek.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 3:48 pm
  • Aaaaand the wheels come flying off.

    rootbeerfloat July 4, 2008, 3:52 pm
  • What’s up with a .220 hitter wearing gear with his name on it? What next, personalized shoes for Coco Crisp?

    A YF July 4, 2008, 4:05 pm
  • Not yet.. it’s loaded with two away.. MDC coming on for Oki

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:05 pm
  • MDC dealing to ARod with two down, juiced.
    First pitch is high. The 1-0 is a change for a strike. ARod thought it was inside. The 1-1 is a low curve that ARod chases and is way in front of. The 1 and 2; curve away that ARod pulls on the ground to third; Lowell throws to second for the force to end the inning.
    Blast it.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:09 pm
  • Holy crap. The bullpen did the job.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 4, 2008, 4:11 pm
  • That 1-0 was definitely inside.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:11 pm
  • Farns on for the Yankees.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:12 pm
  • Mini delay as the the ground crew tries to delete the puddles forming on the infield. I’m guessing they are going to be bring out the tarp.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:15 pm
  • I’m wrong. They are going to go with it. Mud Ball!

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:17 pm
  • ARod fields a roller from Lugo and picks up a tough error on the throw as the balls rolled through the wet grass, standing water and mud.
    NOW they are going to put the tarp on.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:20 pm
  • Great, I tune in from Berlin (where it is also raining) and there’s no baseball.
    Bed calls, since it is 1020 here and I’ve been awake for nearly 36 hours!

    SF July 4, 2008, 4:23 pm
  • Ich ein Berliner-SF!

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:25 pm
  • I am a jelly donut.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 4, 2008, 4:27 pm
  • Of course the scorer has to give ARod an error on that play, but water was kicking off the ball as it rolled to him through the grass, mud, and puddles. He almost slipped as he had to spin to make the throw, which hopped about four feet to the right and in front of Giambi, who couldn’t backhand it. Jason had a decent chance at it but couldn’t pull it in.

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:28 pm
  • > I am a jelly donut.
    YES, IBM!

    attackgerbil July 4, 2008, 4:28 pm
  • I am a jelly donut.
    I am a jetlagged dummy for staying awake.
    Go Sox!
    (now, off to bed…)

    SF July 4, 2008, 4:31 pm
  • game on. now that tito let oki wet the bed, he’s letting delcarmen stay in and crap it.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 5:58 pm
  • papelbon to face melky, jose, and gardner for the save.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 6:16 pm
  • scratch molina for betemit.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 6:18 pm
  • So I come in and see that the Sox are ahead so the first things I do is check the Tampa Bay score. Odd times.

    rootbeerfloat July 4, 2008, 6:23 pm
  • game.
    i hear ya RBF. with TB up 4-0 on kc, it looks unlikely we’ll pick up a game. with baltimore up by 7 on texas it looks as though the yanks will slide back into 4th in the east.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 6:31 pm
  • So I’m sitting here cheering for KC to make a huge comeback. It’s very disorienting.

    rootbeerfloat July 4, 2008, 7:02 pm
  • geez….i completely failed to read the gamer.
    CONGRATULATIONS to paul, his wife, and the new addition Jocelyn. you’re one of the good guys paul, and i’m sure you’ll be a top notch dad.

    sf rod July 4, 2008, 7:43 pm

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