Lazy Saturday: Giants-Sox Gamer II

No one seems to be around today, so without further ado, here’s your gamer for Game 2 of FOX’s 1915 (1912) World Series rematch.

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  • Lugo’s not playing toay! Of course, Lugo’s not been playing for weeks, now, but it’s nice that Tito finally made it official and pulled him from the lineup.

    Adam June 16, 2007, 5:05 pm
  • Wow, worst game thread ever!

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Heck of a game…though I haven’t seen most of it, and won’t be watching most. One Manny Ramirez HR is the only score through 7 and a half. The Red Sox need three more outs after a dramatic walk-hit-KofBarryBondsonthreestraightpitcheslooking-flyout-groundout.

    Devine June 16, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • Oki works through a jam of his own making. Going to bottom eight, 1-0 Sox. A couple of runs here would make me feel really good.

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Cain looks like a VERY good pitcher, like a guy who would do just as well in the AL, which you can’t say about a ton of NL starting pitchers, frankly.

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • By Okajima, that is. And seven innings scoreless, three hits, three walks, eight strikeouts for Matsuzaka.
    Sox offense is still stalling (and no JD Drew or Pedroia to save us this time), that’s the concern here. The pitching remains incredibly steady.

    Devine June 16, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • D: true about the offense, but see my comment above. Cain was great today, very impressive. Can’t hang it entirely on a Sox slump.

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • The ump has been, uh, inconsistent, for both teams. Unimpressive job by the home plate ump in general. Pitchers and batters have been very frustrated the whole game.
    Coco with a second hit, a single to go with his double in the fourth. Good swings today from Coco.

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • Drew whacks a single to right after Coco singles to left.

    Devine June 16, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • JD rips a single to right, Coco to second. Droid to the plate.
    Double steal here!?

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • Oops, Pedroia DPs. It’s all Papelbon now.
    Cool, SF. Glad he’s had good pitches and it’s not just more sucking.

    Devine June 16, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • Pedroia with a terrible swing, undisciplined right there, GIDPs. Frustrating. Paps coming on for the ninth.

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:41 pm
  • Paps gets the first two, now 2-2 to Mark Sweeney.

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:48 pm
  • Pedroia makes a solid play to get Sweeney, game over! Sox win 1-0.

    SF June 16, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • Phew. 1-0 ballgames are always so trying. But it went as scheduled. Matsuzaka, Okajima, and Papelbon shut them down (with more or less drama, depending).

    Devine June 16, 2007, 6:54 pm
  • Cain was flat-out dominant in April, despite relatively poor control and a surprisingly low K-rate. He’s got nasty stuff and is a future ace; when he is on, which I’d assume he was today, nobody can beat him. The offense deserves something of a pass here…this isn’t Josh Fogg we’re talking about; Cain is very good.
    Matt Morris, on the other hand, is very bad. He’s had a phenomenal year to this point, but everyone in the world has been predicting a nosedive at some point…and a look at his peripherals does make said nosedive appear to be an inevitability. 45 K’s in 91 innings with 29 BB’s and a 1.22 WHIP. Very bad. If Boston doesn’t at least put up three or four, we’ll have cause for anger.

    desturbd1 June 16, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • Dunno, D1. The peripherals you cite aren’t that bad — less than one walk per three innings and a WHIP of 1.22 are actually reasonably good.

    SF June 16, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Yeah, but he’s striking out fewer then 4.5 per nine. Normally if you see a 2.05 K/BB…well that’s just not that good. And the walk-rate is solid, but I don’t think it’s 2.56 ERA-solid. Seems to me like he’s being greatly aided by a sudden decline in his hit-rate; he’d been over 9 H/9 from 04-06, and has suddenly dipped to just over 8 this year. HR-rate dropped from .86/9–pretty good, really–to just .59.
    Really, the drops in his H and HR-rates aren’t that huge. Everything’s pretty close to what he’s done the last few years…except his ERA. Which is why the ERA seems poised to jump. According to what I’ve read…he just doesn’t have the stuff for this.

    desturbd1 June 16, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Not that it matters, but I’ve corrected the thread to say 1912 World Series. The Giants last played in Fenway in 1915, but that was against the Braves…

    Paul SF June 16, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Didn’t dig as deep as you, D1, was just going on the numbers you cited, which aren’t that terrible. But yeah, with those add’l stats a 2.56 ERA seems like an overachievement.

    SF June 16, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • 1912?
    And Wake playing the role of Smoky Joe Wood?
    I’d take Barry Bonds dropping a fly ball in the 10th inning a’la Snodgrass, though. Too bad he’s gonna DH…………….

    dabize June 17, 2007, 9:03 am

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