Chopped Lilly Liver: Sox-Jays Thursday Action

We don’t like losing streaks. And we hate the sleepy-eyed lefty curveballers who make their living setting down our beloved Bosox.  So tonight, this second night of Pesach, we turn to Matt Clement and our jury-rigged outfield to reverse this atrocious one game losing skein and (for once, please) make Ted Lilly look like the guy with the nearly 5.00 career ERA that he is.  After missing last night’s boomtastic debacle for a well-prepared short rib, we’re gratefully heading back to the couch to listen to the Remdawg, to watch our lads make the move to 7-2.  Consider this your thread for all things Sox/Jays.

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  • You forgot to mention the chance to catch the rare shot of Kelly down the third base line.

    Brad April 13, 2006, 6:45 pm
  • Papi. Seems like he’s hitting lefties well this year, no?

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:25 pm
  • Well, that was good swing from Manny. Laser beam. Right to Glaus, unfortunately.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:27 pm
  • c’mon guys, I’m stuck working on a computer without Flash that can’t even run GameCast — give me a little color commentary here. I’m dyin’.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Clement looks shitty. Tied up 1-1 on a double by Gregg Zaun after a single by Hinske.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Sox went up 1-0 in the bottom of the first and Clement gave it back in 4 pitches. Nicely done.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:35 pm
  • Ugh, another rocket. Clement doesn’t look shitty. He looks really shitty.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • After the effort by Wells and the way Clement looks tonight, I wonder if Theo is IMing the Rocket already…

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • Clement puzzles me. He’s one of these guys with electric stuff who just can’t seem to put it all together.

    NickYF April 13, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • ugh. i should’ve known when I asked for color commentary on the game that the color would turn out to be shit brown.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • ditto for Cash, after the Wang and Chacon performances.

    NickYF April 13, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Good play by Lowell and Tek – quick grounder to Lowell, who caught Zaun breaking off third. Big first out. Men on 1/2, 1 down.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:40 pm
  • Another hit. 2-1 Jays. Clement is awful tonight.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:40 pm
  • Bases loaded. Seems like a fine time to go cook dinner. Which, ironically, happens to be meatballs. Back in a bit.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Oy. Grand Slam for Wells. 6-1 Jays.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • I’ve watched CLement for a few years. You need him to sharp in the first half of the season, cause he usually gets strictly mediocore by the second half.

    walein April 13, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Vernon Wells, we kiss you!!! BoSox lead in the standings slipping away, and fast…..

    YF April 13, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • I think Theo just canceled whatever nice dining arraingement he had for himself and Matthew after the game.

    walein April 13, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • the clamminess of Sox fans is astounding. Where are they now?

    NickYF April 13, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • And a Wily Mo K.

    YF April 13, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • Dude, I had to put my kid to bed and now I am cooking dinner. Cut me some slack!!

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • No dinner for you. Suffer!

    NickYF April 13, 2006, 7:54 pm
  • well, coming back from 5 runs down this early in the game certainly isn’t out of the question, assuming we don’t fall too much further into a hole.
    But I’m just being quiet because I can’t even watch the game on GameCast; without any info, I’m hardpressed to add much.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 7:55 pm
  • I think Clement might be the second coming of Derek Lowe, without the postseason stones.

    SF April 13, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • does that mean we’re gonna be stuck with years of Sports Guy columns about the Matt Clement Face? Because I don’t think I need that.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Ah, the ebb and flow, the ups and downs, the peaks and valleys of a 162 game season.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Gonzalez with the leadoff single after Clement sets them down 1-2-3. Chip away, boys.

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • i can only surmise that things most not be going terribly for the Sox since all the YFs seem to be off being clammy or something.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • Look, 3 Yanks fans to 2 of us Sox fans. And I thought you guys didn’t really concern yourselves with our team…

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • I never said that SF.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • SF, that’s weak. When did any of these three Yanks fans claim otherwise?

    NickYF April 13, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • DP! The night gets better!

    YF April 13, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • SF is probably thinking of John.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • You didn’t. But I can’t help needling John, even when he’s not around.

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • “chipping away” would entail NOT hitting into double plays with two guys on and none out, with Papi and Manny coming up…

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • Oh. So sad. Mr. Clutch takes one looking down 5 with a man on third. Guess he’s waiting until the 9th inning.

    YF April 13, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • maybe he figures that’s the way to win the AL MVP, YF.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Nice catch Mohr

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Or he got a hit in the first inning to drive in a run, and he’s not inhuman.
    YF with the uninformed cheap shot!

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • Nothing like the pitcher who can settle down nicely after putting his team in a 6-1 ditch.

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • And look at that. Another Sox game thread obliterates a Yankees game thread. This is getting to be a pattern, guys and gals, even if it did take a couple of YFs tonight.

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • Those were three day games against KC. I, for one, had to work.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • That’s no excuse!

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • 2 on, no outs.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Ok, second straight inning with the first two guys on base. We’re DUE.

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • stuckworking, are you relying on what’s being said here to follow the game?

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Blech, ankle high cutter called a strike. Come on, Blue!

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Let’s see if Lilly can handle Mohr and Pena.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • I can follow the scoreboard on espn.com — so i’ve got some idea. Not exactly real time, however.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • on the black.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Boy, the Red Sox are in one of those insanely frustrating to watch “getting guys on base but can’t do shit” modes.

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Stuck, at MLB.com for 15 bucks you can listen to home and away radio broadcasts for the whole season for all the teams.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • 10 bucks a big hook coming to whiffy mo…

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Pathetic. Even I knew it. Another waste.

    SF April 13, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • thank for the suggestion, whatever. Usually I’ve got better access than I do today — I’m just not using my usual computer.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Tavarez coming in. This should be interesting.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:38 pm

  • stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • that’s weird. typepad ate my post.
    all i said was: gulp. (with reference to Tavarez)

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • it acted out the sound

    NickYF April 13, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • 7-1! hoot.

    YF April 13, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • that’s some smart blogging software you got here, then.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • nogthing but the best at yfsf, sw.

    YF April 13, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • stuck, Tavarez jams the Jay’s hitter and gets an inning ending DP to get out of bases-loaded jam.
    Bottom of 5th. 7-1 Jays.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • I have a feeling that Julian’s tenure with the Sox is going to be the stuff of legends. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a car accident-type of legend.

    NickYF April 13, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • nice. almost makes sense for ME to say, “7-1! hoot.”

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Quiet crowd at Fenway, waiting for something to happen.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Sox down in order. On to the 6th.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • It’s not often I sit at the computer and try to describe some of the game so a Red Sox fan who’s stuckworking can have an idea of whats going on.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • believe me, it’s appreciated, whatever. Although you can’t be too upset to be the bearer of bad news.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Back to back doubles for the Jays. 8-1. Wells flys out.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • I guess your right about that, stuck.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Glaus lines out. 2 down.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Overbay grounds out to Youk with the pitcher covering. Bottom of 6th coming up.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:03 pm
  • Ortiz, Manny, and Tek due up.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • Ortiz fouls out.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • guess everyone else lost interest, huh?
    Can’t imagine Sox’ll end the game with one run.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Manny K’s. Timlin up in the pen.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Lilly’s looking tough.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • hmm. well, it’s certainly *possible* for the Sox to end the game with one run.
    i still say it’s unlikely, though. maybe another Lowell HR?

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • They’re probably infatuated with my play by play. Heh heh. Tek grounds out. Top of the 7th coming up.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Hard to hold the Sox down, especially at Fenway. 3 more innings to do some damage, stuck. Timlin in game.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • timlin here. and some garbage time for foulke, maybe?

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • it’s sweet of you to cheer me up like that, whatever. really.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • bloop single

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Double play. Youk looking good at first.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • No big deal, stuck.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • say stuck, are you of the female persuasion?

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • groundout to Gonzo, bottom of 7th on tap.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • “persuasion”? That’s an interesting theory of gender identity you’ve got there.
    Anyway, no, I’m not. But I guess you’re welcome to try to persuade me otherwise.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • huh?

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • that “sweet” remark made me wonder.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • just a joke. nevermind.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Another Lilly K. 10 in the game. Wily Mo up.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • i take it my faux-prediction of a Lowell HR has not come to pass.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Blue Jay throwing error. Wily on 1st.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:23 pm
  • Not yet.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • ground out. top of the eighth coming.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • well, with that, i think i’m going to retire from the blog for the evening, whatever. While the Sox can come back and the big boys will get another shot, I think I’m better served trying to finish my work and get out of here. thanks for the play-by-play, though. i do appreciate it.

    stuck working April 13, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • flyout to Wily Mo.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Glad to help you out a bit, stuck. Sorry I couldn’t have described an amazing comeback for you . Take it easy.

    whatever April 13, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Bottom Ninth. Lowell strikes out looking. One out, Mohr batting.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Snow pinch hits for Mohr.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Snow took the count full and walked. Willy Mo up

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Full count again. Tense.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Pena walks. 1 out, Snow on 2nd, Pena on first, Gonzalez up.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Cora pinch hits for AG

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Cora flies out to right after looking at two pitches on the inside corner and one ball. Youkilis up.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • Full count again. two outs, 1st and second, jays 8 sox 3.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Youkilis fouls off a pitch he should have let go, low and off the inside corner

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Double to deep center on the eigth pitch of the at bat. two runs score. Loretta up.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Frasor takes the first pitch looking. Frasor is painting the box pretty well, but the Sox batters are working the count well and seem pretty patient.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • Loretta scores Youkilis on a single to shallow right center. Ortiz is up. Jays 8, Sox 6.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Ortiz flies out to right on the first pitch to end the game.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Exciting finish. Time to catch the end of Seattle/Cleveland.

    attackgerbil April 13, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • If there is one mystery in all of baseball, it’s Ted Lilly agaisnt the Sox. It’s just awful watching him work them. I don’t understand it. He’s a junkball guy with a good curveball, and the Sox hitters go to sleep on him. I’ll never understand it. I’m going to stop watching the games he pitches against them, it’s too frustrating for me.

    Brad April 13, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • Brad, it’s similar to Jamie Moyer’s grip on the Yanks over the years. Junk, junk, and more lefty junk, and Moyer somehow has traditionally made the Yanks look silly. (Except for Bernie, I think, who might have good numbers off him.)

    Spidey April 14, 2006, 10:22 am
  • Spidey, you’re right. In 87 ab’s against Moyer, Bernie is batting .391 with a 1.230 OPS.

    NickYF April 14, 2006, 10:51 am

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