Back in March who would have thought this thread title would apply to both teams?
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by SF on April 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm in
Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 60 comments
Solid contact from Drew with the bases loaded, but not enough on it. 3 stranded baserunners after 1.0.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm
Leave ‘em loaded. Seems like this team’s unspoken goal is to piss me off as early in the evening as possible.
SF April 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Lackey looking solid. To the bottom of the second…
SF April 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Crawford looks totally lost at the plate–he really seems to be trying to force it. I trust that things will eventually fall into place for him, but in the mean time it’s tough to watch.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm
Lackey is the victim of half-hits and dying quails. Granted he didn’t help himself by walking Ichiro.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm
Woah, close play there. Looked safe on replay.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Bradley’s hit was a solid liner the other way. That is on Lackey.
I think I need to quit this team for a couple weeks, they are abominable to watch again.
SF April 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Wow, Bradley thrown-out for arguing the call from his spot at 2nd base. What a clown.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm
It was a defensive swing made on a good pitch on the outside of the plate. As a former pitcher I tend to be more apologist towards those sorts of events.
In contrast to Crawford, Ellsbury has been a pleasure to watch lately.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm
Ugh yet another bloop hit
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Nice Lowrie, knock him in Crawford, earn yor pay.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm
Where’s Remy been? I have missed the beginning of the last few broadcasts.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm
First solid hit by Salty I’ve seen yet this year
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm
I dunno Brent, I missed the first few minutes too. First game I’ve watched in almost a week.
Pedroia is so great to watch.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm
Hell of an at-bat by Pedroia. Bases loaded for Gonzo.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm
Great at bat.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Ugh, doubled-up on a line-drive to the 2B. Ellsbury looked safe easily, and Pedroia injured himself going back to first.
So many bad parts of that play.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Brother, you got to be kidding me.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm
aaaaand the inning is over. Unbelievable.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm
$100 says Lackey unravels in this inning. That always seems to happen to a SP after such a spectacular failure to earn runs.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm
Yet I still watch.
SF April 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm
Ugh, I hate it when I’m right.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 8:57 pm
Yeah, surprised they bothered with a sac bunt the wy they are hitting off them.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm
Not sure he is unraveling, but more just tiring. He doesn’t have overwhelming stuff to begin with, he should have been on a really short leash at 100+ pitches.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm
Only one run given up there. Solid outing, 2 ER over 6. Too bad it doesn’t matter with the way our offense is going.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm
Six innings, two runs. End result not too bad. Not incredibly impressive pitching by Lackey but he did his job. Nobody else really doing theirs unfortunately.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm
Off to pick up a kid, maybe they’ll score while I am gone.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm
Really, there was some bad luck last inning. But still, this team is pretty fucking anemic.
Thanks JD. Have fun watching the inning end from the middle of the infield.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm
That second pitch to Lowrie was 8″ outside, called a strike.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm
Hard hit by Lowrie but just a long fly out. It is up to Carl.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm
0-10 with RISP I think.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm
Crawford walks, Wedge goes to the bullpen.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm
Crawford drew a walk! Yeah!
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm
Make that 0-11.
Infuriating, brutal baseball so far this year. That one good stretch might as well be a million years ago. The sample size is getting less small, and it still sucks.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm
Hey, and now Tito brings in Oki. Is this so he doesn’t have to burn Bard or Papelbon tonight?
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm
Seriously, how do you lose four of five to the Orioles and Mariners, maybe 5 of 6, and be considered a good team?
When will the “it’s just unlucky BABIP” people (of which I am trying to remain one) start rethinking their position?
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm
He’ll probably have Oki pitch 2 innings. Bunch of lefties coming up.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm
OK, I have to confess to something. The reason why the Sox are struggling is because I drafted about 6 of them in my fantasy league. It was a hedging strategy, and so far I feel sort of good about it and sort of bad too.
The Sox are hitting incredibly badly with RISP, which is generally a trend that doesn’t last a whole season. In other words, soon I assume games like these will be 6-2 victories for Boston, especially since they have such offensive talent. In the meantime, can anyone figure out what’s wrong with Crawford?
Nick-YF April 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm
When was the last time Pedroia got a hit? This is an awful slump he is in.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Gonzo walks. Tying run at the plate. Youk has been all or nada (or a walk) this year. So it’s a K or a dinger, we predict.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm
I cannot recall ever seeing Youk look so confused at the plate.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Throwing over on Gonzo? Seriously?
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm
Youk doubles. 2/3, two down, for Papi. Who is now a singles hitter basically.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm
And all we need is a single, so that would be fine right now.
Papi flies out weakly of course.
SF April 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm
5 doubles in 7 innings and no runs. Unbelievable.
As an aside I enjoy listening to Eks do color.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm
Youkilis, looking baffled, somehow hits the ball in fair territory. Muttering to himself, he jogs into second, looking very confused indeed. How did he get there? Why was he holding a polished stick of wood earlier? Why is he wearing such unstylish clothing?
As another large man walks to home plate, Youkilis wonders what he will do if the large man gets angry and starts beating people with his club. The man swings his bat, hard, but fortunately hangs on to it. A white sphere is caught by a man with a large glove. The ordeal appears to be over. Sighing with relief, Youkilis trots back to the cement pit containing similarly-unfashionable men. Maybe they can tell him just what is going on here.
AndrewYF April 30, 2011 at 9:45 pm
Extremely unlikely the sox will score any runs this game.
BrentY SF April 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm
I guess the Yankees won today.
SF April 30, 2011 at 10:04 pm
Salty leads-off the 9th by getting on base. Hell yeah.
Keep it going guys.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm
Ellsbury DP. Whelp.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm
13 baserunners. 0 runs.
Atheose - SF April 30, 2011 at 10:14 pm
Maybe the Sox will better at some point.
Not looking promising right now.
I am quitting baseball til June. Though I may not be able to keep my word.
SF April 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm
“Back in March who would have thought this thread title would apply to both teams?”
Both teams? One’s in first; the other’s in last. I would have taken that in March!
James YF May 1, 2011 at 2:17 am
I think he meant both the Sox and Mariners, James.
Atheose - SF May 1, 2011 at 8:38 am
“…I think he meant both the Sox and Mariners, James….”
oy…the first clue was that it was the title of the thread…
“…I am quitting baseball til June. Though I may not be able to keep my word….”
hopefully you don’t mean that sf…i do understand though…your team sucks right now, or at least is horribly inconsistent…it’s gotta be hard to watch…and if the tables were turned, i’d be fighting the urge to go fishing instead of watching games…in fact, i really haven’t watched that much baseball…i know it’s not fun, but the discussions are lacking if you don’t participate…
dc May 1, 2011 at 10:10 am
One huge upside to the losing, just got $99 dollar tickets for $50 for the game today, loge box behind the Red Sox on deck circle!!!
LocklandSF May 1, 2011 at 11:08 am
Oh snap, Wakefield starting in place of an ill Buchholz? Against Hernandez?
It’s gunna be a long afternoon.
Atheose - SF May 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm
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