Nippon and Navajo: Yanks-Sox Gamer I

Masahiro Tanaka is facing the Red Sox (and pitching at Fenway Park) for the first time. Given his K rate and ERA and given the Red Sox’ lethargic offense on the season, I predict, oh, let’s say, 11 strikeouts for the guys in red and white. Luckily, the other guy starting today is usually pretty good also. Jon Lester, vanquisher of cancer and owner of three great World Series starts (and wins), is that other guy. Also, Jacoby Ellsbury returns to Fenway as a Yankee. I’ll predict about two-thirds of the crowd cheers the two-time World Series champ in his first plate appearance (unlike Johnny Damon, Ellsbury never claimed he wouldn’t follow money to the Yankees)…followed by boos and boos and boos thereafter…particularly if he shines in his job of getting on first base and stealing the rest of them.

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  • Tanaka-san vs Lester.

    Epic.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 5:20 pm
  • Does anyone else get the feeling that Lester will be joining Ellsbury next year?

    krueg April 22, 2014, 5:20 pm
  • Jacoby says stick your boos in a sack. Leadoff triple.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:13 pm
  • Jeter…RBI single. 1-0.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:15 pm
  • Beltran drives in Jeter after he gets to third on a passed ball, bad throw combo…

    2-0.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:17 pm
  • Lester limited the damage. 2-0 after 0.5 innings.

    Tanaka-san is up.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:26 pm
  • Ellsbury makes a sick sliding catch…of course.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:35 pm
  • Tanaka has hit 94 and 95 on the gun so far…

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:37 pm
  • Tanaka K’s Papi and Napoli to end the first…

    2-0 good guys.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:39 pm
  • Leadoff single for Ichi…

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:42 pm
  • Bouncy single for BRob…1st and 2nd no outs…

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:43 pm
  • Jeter walks…bases loaded…1 out…Carlos time?

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:49 pm
  • 1st pitch DP.

    Big out for Lester. Damn.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 7:50 pm
  • Soriano-Tex-McCann…back-to-back-to-back doubles…

    4-0

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:05 pm
  • Lester gets out of bases loaded…again…DP.

    4-0. This could be much worse. Tanaka needs to keep it up because the door has been left wide open for the Sox.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:14 pm
  • Lester sucks so I’m watching pucks.
    2-0 Bruins.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:14 pm
  • Goals by Hamilton and Caron.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:15 pm
  • Boo birds out at the Joe. End 1st.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:17 pm
  • Raining now in the Back Bay

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:26 pm
  • Papi HR.

    4-1

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:31 pm
  • Pujols #500

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:33 pm
  • Napoli hits a HR that we don’t see on MLB because they are showing Pujols fist-bumping…

    Told you should have put the Sox away when we had the chance.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:34 pm
  • Wow. The Large Father really hit the shit out of that one.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:34 pm
  • Tanaka imploding. Fastballs are straight as an arrow. Sox are hammering them. Stop throwing straight fastballs.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:35 pm
  • And Napoli his the crap out of that one.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:35 pm
  • Swinging earlier in the count

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:37 pm
  • K to stop the bleeding.

    4-2 after 4.

    Finish Lester. Now.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:37 pm
  • Whaddup IBM? Go Wings! ;)

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:38 pm
  • How is Lucic not suspended?

    Oh right, Jacobs runs the NHL. :)

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:38 pm
  • Yeah pretty stupid spear by Looch.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 8:44 pm
  • I love seeing McCann go the other way…ha.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:46 pm
  • Twice. He’s done it twice.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:47 pm
  • Solarte appears to be coming down to Earth…bummer.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:47 pm
  • Lester bears down when he has too…been in trouble all night and is about to get out of another jam.

    Had a lot of chances early in this one. Could come back to bite us.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:50 pm
  • BRob lines one off the glove of the first baseman…lucky break. 2-out RBI.

    5-2.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:53 pm
  • 2-out 2 RBI double for Ellsbury!!!! I fucking love this guy.

    7-2.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 8:57 pm
  • 2-out RBI single for Jeter.

    8-2.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 9:01 pm
  • Hell of a 2-out rally there…not many of those the last couple years.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 9:03 pm
  • Lester went back to his whining at the umps ways.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 22, 2014, 9:22 pm
  • Tanaka is really, really good. He adjusts like a champ.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 9:28 pm
  • Yep… this is about right.

    Devine April 22, 2014, 9:46 pm
  • Great play by Solarte and Tex to end the inning…

    8-2 after 7.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 9:49 pm
  • Beltran bomb.

    9-2.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 9:52 pm
  • Great job Betances.

    krueg April 22, 2014, 10:06 pm
  • 9-3 F

    Let’s do it again tomorrow night!

    krueg April 22, 2014, 10:29 pm
  • Little League practice tonight… I got home in time to see the last out. Time to go watch the highlights.

    attackgerbil April 22, 2014, 10:42 pm
  • You will enjoy them…especially Tanaka-san and Ellsbury!

    krueg April 23, 2014, 8:41 am

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