Last Stop ‘Til You Circle the Planet: Sox-Jays Gamer II

That line’s from Futurama by the way. I use it because with the Sox’ staff now hoping for Aaron Small-like (2005 version only, please) performances from untested youngsters alll over the place, tonight’s start from Josh Beckett could be huge. Let’s hope the well-tested youngster makes it a perfect May-and-0 and gets the Sox back on track — oh, and keeps us in first. I won’t be here (Mrs. Paul-SF is tasked with texting me the game scores while I’m in a meeting all night), but I’m sure someone can pick up the slack.

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  • Just a heads up. The Red Sox online shop has all the 2004 specialty caps at very reduced prices, including a 3 pack of the Navy and White World Champs one size fits all and the AL Champions hat for 9.99
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    Travis May 30, 2006, 6:36 pm
  • Newsday is reporting that Clemens has re-signed with the Astros at $3.5 million per month.
    But both the team and Clemens’ agent are denying the report.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2463566

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 6:58 pm
  • Crisp leads off with a single.
    Youkilis batting second, for a big OBP punch.
    Loretta is out with a hurt foot from last night. Oy.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:11 pm
  • Youks works it 3-2…
    … and flies out deep to center field. Crisp retreats.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:16 pm
  • Ortiz fakes a bunt.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:17 pm
  • Ortiz flies out to left.
    As I said last night… It’s pretty darned difficult to get a hit in the air off the Jays. Their outfield seems to get to everything.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Crisp steals with two outs.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • Coco with the steal, but what up with the headfirst slide? Any lessons learned or what?

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:19 pm
  • They’re IBB’ing Manny.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Tek batting 5th tonight. Hopefully he really is heating up, ’cause otherwise this is highly questionable.

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • Tito: genius. Tek drives in one with a single.

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • Tek makes the Jays pay again. With a single. Crisp scores.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • Lowell keeps fouling off deep to left.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:24 pm
  • Until he grounds one to short.

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • Tigers load bases with no outs, come away with no runs.

    Travis May 30, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • How very Soxesque!

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Jesus f-ing you know what. Somebody get a urine sample. Wells with another jack, 2-1 Jays.

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • Unfortunately, Wells owns Beckett. 2-1 Jays.
    Can’t some coach figure out why Beckett sucks in the 1st inning?

    HudsonL May 30, 2006, 7:33 pm
  • Man :@

    Travis May 30, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Goddarnit. Glaus with a dinger. Can the Sox PLEASE NOT FALL BEHIND BY EIGHT RUNS AGAIN?

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Glaus goes yard, too. Jesus.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • The Sox look to be going into one of their 5-7 game funks again, where they become utterly unwatchable. It started in the ninth on Sunday, is continuing through tonight.

    SF May 30, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Melky going for the cycle by the 4th inning! :)

    attackgerbil May 30, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Glaus saves a run by snaring a likely Gonzo double, which is followed by a Cora single.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Yikes. Scooting out of this thread with my tail between my legs. Sorry about the crosspost Sox.

    attackgerbil May 30, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Wrong thread, Gerbs.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Crisp caught looking, 3 outs.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • So Beckett settles down in the 2nd. But seriously, he has got to stop digging himself 1st-inning holes.
    37 pitches for JB, 41 for Sha-seen.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • Nothing doing in the top of the 3rd.
    That stutter step by Chacin is pretty annoying. Looks like a balk to me every time.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • 54 pitches for Chacin through 3.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Wells homers off of Beckett again. How many is that this year? How about an IBB next time, please?
    4-1.

    HudsonL May 30, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Wells has 7 HRs against the Sox this year. I have nothing to add to that fact.

    Tom sf May 30, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Inning over. Beckett 58 pitches after 3.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • 1st and 3rd, one out for the Sox. Tek at 3rd, Lowell at 1st. Crisp at the plate.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • Sorry, Gonzo batting.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • AGon walks on 4 pitches. Bags loaded for Cora.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • [Why do I hear crickets?]

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Cora gets a run home on a fielder’s choice to second.
    2nd and 3rd, two outs. 4-2 Toronto lead.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Crisp out, 6-3, first pitch swinging. Jays escape the threat.
    71 Chacin pitches through 4. Is it a good thing that we get into the Jays’ pen early? I’m not sure.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Cora and Crisp both swing at pitch 1 after the guy walks A-Gone. Hello??!?!?!?

    SF May 30, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Yankees 5 Detroit 1, NY has the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the 4th.
    Molina leads off with a double, which is quite something, given that he runs like Rosie O’Donnell.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Is it me or is every pitch down the middle that is getting hit on gamecast?

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Single moves Molina to 3rd. No outs.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • (Posada whiffs to keep the Tigers’ chances alive.)

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • I’ve been listening more than watching, Rob… Dunno.
    Jays get another run home on a 6-3 groundout by Alfonso, runner moves to 2nd.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • I do not get many games here in NC….unless they are playing O’s and get it on FSN or ESPN. So I have to follow all games this way and gamecast

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • I can’t watch – too darn frustrating. I am in “throw a heavy object at my TV” mode, so it’s unwise for the game to be on in front of me.

    SF May 30, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • My wife flips…I start screaming at the tv when the games are on.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • what the hell was that?! Remy calls it a head’s up play by Gonzo, but it looked like a makeable play at first to my eye.

    airk May 30, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Okay, I’m officially now disgusted with this game… Will check back later.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Awww man, I come home to this? Gah.
    My last such game, SF, was Clement’s start against New York. I left in the 5th, angry as hell (though I tuned back in for Manny’s rocket and Ortiz’s strikeout).

    Devine May 30, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • It has to be somehting in the Toronto tap water.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • vernon “sox killer” wells at the plate

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Holy crap…Wells strikes out!!

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • How about a rousing comeback? It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

    SF May 30, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Lets start with a base hit. Something.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • A walk is nice. At least it is a runner.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • This is making me sick.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Manny loses ball in the lights, but its OK because it’s just Glaus’s 2nd dinger of the game.
    bring in the 8th president.

    airk May 30, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Another longball, Glaus’s 2nd one of the night.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • It is really not fun I guess until they find themselves down 8 runs.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Wow…that Manny play made me unhappy because I thought, “Wow, it really only went that far?” Then it was gone.
    Well, time to play some videogames.

    Devine May 30, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • How is it that when we hit to the gap they catch it. When they hit we do not have anyone near there to try to catch it.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • “Meat” Tavarez is warming up.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • g’night, y’all. I need sleep way more than I need to watch this garbage.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Same here…I’ll look at the box score massacre in the morning.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Nixon homers to straightaway center, for what its worth.
    It bugs me when outfielders barely miss robbing a home run, but they act like they have the ball while running back from the wall. Wells just did that, and Nixon was kind of haltingly rounding second watching him.

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • With one on, Cora slams a home run lenght shot that is barely foul. Two batters later, with two on, Youkilis cranks one home run distance but foul.

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Millar balls, I should’ve called ‘em.

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Yeah, still watchin’.
    It’s 7-3, top of the 6th, bases loaded for Big Papi, 2 down.
    Hoping for the best, prepping for disappointment.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • I have no willpower. I said I was bailing out, but I am still sitting here watching, hoping that this bases loaded situation will not result in more dashed dreams of a comeback. But if that happens I am really going to bed.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Detroit has closed the gap a bit, 6-4 Yankees in the bottom of the 6th.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Brutal first pitch to Papi. Unhittable.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Papi looks terrible.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Don’t worry SF…I too sit here like a crack addict

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • WP! I’ll take it!

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Run comes home on a wild pitch. 2nd and 3rd, Jays 7 Sox 4, still two outs. 2-2 count.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • One gift. Now we need to earn one.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Upper deck Millar ball for Papi. Quite a trend

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Getting very frustrating. Another mammoth one just missed. Manny up with the bases plugged. COME ON, MANUEL!!!

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • What happened?

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Ortiz walks.
    Is it just me, or have a lot of the 1st pitches to Papi been strikes (swinging or called) for a while now?
    Bases loaded again. Manny now represents the go-ahead run.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • I’m good

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Detroit down 6-5

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • (Rob, Papi hit one a bit just a little foul that hit up on, like, the 18th deck.)

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • 3-0 to Manny. Take? Green light? I have NO CLUE.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Thanks Hudson…gamecast is acting up again

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • I…just…can’t…stay away. Okay, a hit ties it now. Please, oh please, oh please.

    Devine May 30, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Manny walks. Jays 7 Sox 5. Four straight walks.
    This guy Downs has helped get us back into the game twice in two nights.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • 7-5, Manny walks. Horrid pitching. Bases still juiced for Mr. “I suck with the bases juiced” himself.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • woo-hoo! 8th walk of the night plates another gift run! This is like a bloodless coup.

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • Pitching change

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • I’m not expecting Tek to repeat yesterday’s clutch hitting here tonight. No, really, I’m not. Um.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Yankees 6, Detroit 5.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Lowell needs to hit 6th

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • So un-f’ing-clutch, that Tek with the sacks full. It’s way too predictable – he just blows in that situation.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Hillenbrand with the grab, 1st unassisted, inning over. Heck. But it’s better than 7-2. And it’s only the bottom of the 6th.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Damn him….damn that man

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Right, Rob. I am very sick of Tek in that spot. And I really like Tek, honestly.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Now I am really off to bed – going to try to get the TV tuned to NESN in the bedroom, but no computer for posting – the tapping would be too much for my better half.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Well, sh*t. I guess you get a reprieve for last night, Varitek.
    Nah, f*** that. I gotta take it out on someone…WHY IS HE BATTING 5TH?
    Well, it’s a game. They’ll tie it in the 8th and lose it in the 9th.

    Devine May 30, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • I like the guy also, but at least Lowell is an extra base hit kind of guy. Tek is just killing us w/risp. He seems to come alive whent he game seems out of reach.

    Rob May 30, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • No giving it back right away. Or else.

    SF May 30, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Tavarez… please stop.

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Tavares works out of a jam as Nixon ropes in two long flies in a row.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • *awash in relief*

    Devine May 30, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • tavarez gives up a couple bullets that somehow find their way into Nixon’s glove. Is this a good omen?

    airk May 30, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • One on one out for the Sox in the 7th after Lowell gets HBP’d and Nixon flies out.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Squandered. 7th inning stretch.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Like last night, this game is such a tease.

    Hudson May 30, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Varitek up in yet another clutch situation…

    airk May 30, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • ..K’s on 3 pitches. the Third one was above his head. WTF

    airk May 30, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Wells is to the Red Sox what Papi is to the Yanks.

    bloodyank78 May 30, 2006, 10:35 pm

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