Make it Best of 27? Sox-Orioles Gamer III

The Sox go for 14 in a row tonight against the Orioles, with the recently reunited duo of Tim and Dougie shooting for another finely synchronized effort — Josh Bard, we hardly knew ye. 

Use this as your game thread for tonight’s action.

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  • Doug Eddings is behind the plate. Nothing good can come from that. (Note to Mirabelli: tag the batter after every strike-out.

    Hunter May 17, 2006, 7:13 pm
  • Already one run on the board before I oculd even get the game on my TV after getting off work….

    TheTree1918 May 17, 2006, 7:18 pm
  • Gotta love the early runs. So nice…

    Paul A. May 17, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • Wake in trouble, 1st and 2nd, no outs. A short fly and a popup later, two men down, runners still in place…

    Paul A. May 17, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Bases plugged. Come on, Tim.

    SF May 17, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Ick. Spoke too soon. Bases now loaded.

    Paul A. May 17, 2006, 7:46 pm
  • Gotta run and actually do my job… Let’s go, Sox!

    Paul A. May 17, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • ‘Belli just saved a run. Great stab of a wild knuckler.

    SF May 17, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • GIDP. Well done! 1-0 at the end of three.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • One-out threat (if you can call a man on 1st that, and you can) snuffed by double play.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • Meanwhile, the Sox only have one hit and aren’t showing a great deal. 1 run is not typically enough for Wakefield, so let’s get some more.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • Ugh, Bedard is really giving the Sox fits. Nothing there at all. Going to the bottom of the fourth.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • Oy fucking yoy. Kevin Millar with the dinger. I like how he waits 10 months to hit anything of use.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Yeah…one run down. Okay, next batter.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • If you expect one run to win you a game, you are generally gonna be disappointed. Let’s tack a few more on there, Sox!

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • Lots of time left. And it’s not like they are nine runs down or anything.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh…sooooo close.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Crap, that looked out off the bat. Nothing but a loud out for Nixon to the warning track. Blech.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Come on Belli, set that table.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Weak grounder to 2nd. We got nothing tonight. We need a hero.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Hope the third time through the lineup’s the charm for Boston’s hitters.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • Boy oh boy, Gonzo with the flyout. Nothing doing with the sticks this evening. And Bedard isn’t going to tire with the way the Sox are jumping at pitches either. We need a karmic change or something.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • lucky break with the ground rule double holding Mora at 3rd.

    airk May 17, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Uh-oh.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • could really use a K or a dribbler to the mound right here

    airk May 17, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Jay Gibbons’ pic on Gamecast looks like Trot, except slightly dumber. Which is tough.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • infield pop! that works, too.

    airk May 17, 2006, 8:30 pm
  • Can you IBB them full with a knuckleballer on the hill? I think you have to trust Tim to induce a popup or a whiff.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • blech.
    no, double blech.

    airk May 17, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • And the double play grounder (with nobody on first) scores another run. The hill gets higher, particularly the way Bedard is hurling.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Hahahaha! Passed ball…funny.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Get Josh Bard back!!!!

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • wakefield knuckler WP was too knuckley for his own good.

    airk May 17, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Wakefield really not very good tonight.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Way to work the count, Loretta.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • Nice job making Bedard throw all of 10 pitches that inning, guys. This is the three run lead that looks like nine, whereas the Yankees had the nine run lead that looked like three last night.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen the Red Sox put up at-bats that were this bad. I honestly can’t.

    Hunter May 17, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Friday against the Rangers they were this bad.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • LOL! Millar tries to run on Mirabelli and gets smoked. Mirabelli is pissed off and tries to get eye contact from Millar the whole way back to the dugout.

    airk May 17, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • OK, bats. Time to wake up.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • Well, he may come out for one more, but the bats again fail Wake. Not that he pitched well at all (he didn’t), but demanding perfection from him just isn’t fair.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:47 pm
  • Manny starts off the comeback with a double.

    airk May 17, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Ok, it’s on.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • We need a little Mikemike.

    Anonymous May 17, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Pitching from the stretch is not familiar to Bedard tonight, so let’s see how he handles it.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Did Lowell just swing at ball 4?

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • And they can’t even get Manny to third after a leadoff double. Now that’s bad baseball.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Bedard with a two-hitter through seven. I guess the Birds were due to stay in a game past the sixth inning at some point.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Ugh, yeah. They have been awful. 5 baserunners through seven. And the smoking Mirabelli and Gonzalez to start us off next time. Well, let’s see if they can hold the lead at three.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Even though he’s been ice cold, I think you pinch hit Tek for Belli, and then see if you make a move with Gonzalez.

    SF May 17, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • That is, see what the Orioles do with Bedard and then make a decision with Gonzo if Tek/Belli gets on.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:01 pm

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Was that a strike? Hmmmm? On the other hand, Mora got called out on a strike positioned similarly.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • On a completely meaningless entry, I feel bad for JT Snow. Think he’ll end up somewhere else by July or do you want him on the bench?

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • You gotta protect the plate, D. Particularly this late in the game. And now Snow goes down looking. Egads this is terrible. I hate losing looking stupid. Though it is hard to lose looking smart.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Well, okay, maybe what I meant was…DIE JT SNOW, YOU ROTTEN B*STARD!!!
    Sure, it’s not his fault. Him and every other Sox hitter.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • JT Snow is a useless player for the Sox considering how Youk is handling first. Snow has no versatility and his utility is irrelevant since he isn’t mich of an upgrade in the field.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Perfect time to use Seanez here. Francona gets it right finally.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Who else can play the infield off the bench? Can Cora play every position in the infield? Can Wily Mo handle shortstop? (Only kidding…pretty much)
    (I agree, though, his D is unnecessary given Youkilis’s aptitude.)

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • There are the two strikeouts. Cue the homer.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • I think the Sox would be better off with another versatile player, not Snow. I honestly have no idea who that is, but Snow seems barely useful at this point.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Running catch, Wily Mo!

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Would the first two on followed by a Manny special be too much to ask? Yeah, but sometimes you get more than you deserve in baseball. Let this be one of those times.
    Honestly, last night, when the Yankees were down seven, I thought, “It’s the second inning; they can manage something.” Once the third run crossed for the Orioles tonight, I thought, “I don’t think we can come back.”

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • One run. 3 outs.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Low strike call, says I. Eff it. Two outs, still need one run.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Well, MAYBE it was at the knees.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Miggy slips directly after getting the ball in his glove. The Sox still have one shot, and it is Nixon, Harris pinch-running.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Tejada slips, Sox still alive!
    Now he’s looking down at the ground like a guy who just tripped embarrassingly, trying to blame the floor.

    Hudson May 17, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Just unbelievably stupid. I’m… I can’t think.

    mattymatty May 17, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Wow. What a way to end it.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Ugh.

    Hudson May 17, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Willie Harris better hire a bodyguard – I am guessing there are several over at SoSH who are going to stake out Willie’s house.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • No, no, no. Eff.
    Ah well. Next game.

    Devine May 17, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • As soon as I saw that Harris was in for Wily Mo I thought “please don’t get thrown out stealing.”

    mattymatty May 17, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Why the hell would you steal with Nixon up ahead in the count? Harris scores on a double, and Hernandez is a good throwing catcher. That’s a cuttable offense right there, if he wasn’t sent, which I can’t imagine he was. What a stupid frigging play.

    SF May 17, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Why would Harris have the green light in that situation?
    I mean, it’s not like Frank Coma would have sent him, right? Right?…

    Tom sf May 17, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Sorry guys. I was at the game. My fault. Figures, the one Sox game I decide to attend, they go to sleep.
    But unlike on this thread, the more than half of the park wearing Sox caps REALLY woke up when Papi hit the two run dinger in he 9th. One passed ball, or one Millar HR less, and that’s the ballgame.

    rk May 17, 2006, 10:39 pm

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