Knuckle Sandwich: Sox-Indians Gamer II

Right around the time Tim Wakefield takes the mound we’ll be getting our ribs on, as we have a pre-planned dinner date with some seriously un-kosher grub.  But we trust everyone to document the wiffling and waffling of Wake’s wobbly whirls.  Enjoy the game thread; we’ll be back after the baked beans.

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  • Arroyo is now 4-0, throwing 8 shutout innings today.
    Just sayin’.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 5:50 pm
  • In the NL, against hitters who’ve never seen him, with plenty of time to regress to the mean.
    Maybe he won’t. Maybe the Sox lit a fire under him by trading him, but I’ll wait until at least two years from now to evaluate that trade.

    Devine April 26, 2006, 6:15 pm
  • Arroyo would have started in place of DiNardo twice. DiNardo pitched well in one of those games, terribly in the other. The Sox’ middle relief hasn’t been a problem so far, which is where Arroyo would have been when not starting. He wasn’t going to take Wells’ place, ever, once Wells was/is able to pitch. I don’t really see how his absence has had any significant effect on the Sox so far. And as we all know (or have been led to believe!) this trade was not about the first month of the season, but about Trot Nixon’s remaining tenure in Boston, and Pena’s in Boston next year and beyond.

    SF April 26, 2006, 6:22 pm
  • And thank god I am going out to dinner, because Wakefield looks terrible. 3-0 Tribe.

    SF April 26, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Oy…

    Devine April 26, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Yeah, eight shutout innings, allowing just one hit, means nothing against the Nationals. Arroyo would have to throw a perfect game for that to count. /sarcasm
    3-0 Indians in the first, without an out recorded. I guess the knuckler must not be moving at all… But isn’t working so thankfully I haven’t had to watch it.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 7:21 pm
  • SF, do you *seriously* think Wells is coming back? I’d say there’s at best a 50-50 chance of him returning at all, and far less chance that he’ll come back in any form we want out on the mound.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • I have no access to Wells’ medical records, so I have no idea. But I don’t think the Sox expected Wells to plummet off the cliff, which is why they made the Arroyo deal. I just don’t see the trade as having had much negative impact on the Sox so far, since whatever contributions Arroyo might have made are a) totally speculative and b) even if half-decent would not have been substantially better than the three #5 starts that have happened so far. Call me crazy.

    SF April 26, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • Is Ronnie Belliard the love child of Manny Ramirez and Manny Ramirez?

    NickYF April 26, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • And now I really have to go get some ribs. At this rate I will return by the 5th inning with the Sox behind 12-0.

    SF April 26, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • And the Arroyo-Pena home run competition is now tied!

    Devine April 26, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Bard’s woes behind the plate continue. Passed ball, run. Indians once again lead by three.

    Devine April 26, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • Not trying to be chippy here, but i’m wondering how many passed balls by the wake/bard combo have allowed runs to score this year? at what point does this require rethinking? how does it compare, statistically to the wake/mirabelli combo? just wondering.

    YF April 26, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Where are all the Sox fans?!?

    YF April 26, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Approximately the second ring of hell, just this second.

    Devine April 26, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Apparently SF’s too busy watching America’s Next Top Model to weigh in here!

    YF April 26, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • I hope Wakefield pitches better next Monday when I’m in Boston to see the Sox/Yanks open their ’06 set.
    It looks like the knucker is knuckling a bit too much tonight.

    mattymatty April 26, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • man, I want to give Tim Wakefield a hug. Including tonight, the sox have scored a total of 6 runs in his 5 starts.

    airk April 26, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Righty pitcher into the game. Rally cap time.

    airk April 26, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Bottom of the lineup tries for the quickest inning ever.

    rk April 26, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • or not

    airk April 26, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Clocking back in… According to GameDay, Wakefield has just the three earned runs, Bard has four passed balls, and no errors have been committed by the Sox. So presumably the two unearned runs are on Bard?
    (Also, anyone else having an impossible time tonight with

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • What’s Tavarez doing with that gesture? Surely Nixon doesn’t need help figuring out that a fly ball is headed his way (Wily Mo might be a different story).

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Giant swing in response to the “Manny sucks” chant.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • 3 balls hit at Boone for outs in the 8th.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • So when is Wake gonna start retaliating in the clubhouse for the lack of run support? I know he didn’t pitch perfectly, but it’s not like we haven’t scored 6 runs in a game this season.

    rk April 26, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • When are the Sox going to offer a busload of money to get Doug Mirabelli back?

    SF April 26, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • So I have a history test to study for, but I just wanted to complain about the fact that Tina Cervasio, who I already didn’t like, just pronounced Pawtucket the way it is spelled. If you’re going to work for NESN, learn how to pronounce it right, please. And the correct pronunciation is Pha-tuck-it, not Paw-tuck-et, btw. I’m sorry, it bothered me. And now back to the Great Depression, oh joy.

    Laura April 26, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • The wits in the Cleveland stands are now chanting “Manny sucks” … at Delcarmen.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • SF: The sooner the better.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • This ump calls ordinary strikes as if they were a strikeouts.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • 6-1.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • 7-1.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Seanez warming. I guess he can’t do too much damage, given the situation.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Well this sucks.

    Laura April 26, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Inning finally over.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • The statistic that airk posted earlier — that the Sox have scored a grand total of 6 runs for Wakefield in 5 starts — is pretty stunning. What the heck?

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Not much left to do tonight but root for Tampa Bay.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • I think the Sox are trying to give Aaron Boone a blister.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Free (swinging) Wily pops out in foul territory. The agony is nearly over.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Well that was pathetic. Better luck tomorrow, hopefully.

    Laura April 26, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • That’s it. Thank goodness, what a dispiriting game.

    Hudson April 26, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • You mean, Wily, the only offensive bright spot tonight?

    Devine April 27, 2006, 12:35 pm

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