No Nails Left To Bite: M’s-Sox Gamer

I listened to the last four innings of the M’s-Sox game on the radio last night, sitting in a parking lot in front of the market to hear the end of it. Devastating Drama. On to today. Garrett Olson has given up 10 home runs to the Red Sox and remains winless against Boston in seven career starts. Brad Penny took the loss against Atlanta though he gave up only two earned runs, and has given up only five earned in his last 22.7 innings spanning four starts. Drew leads off again, for the fifth time this year.

Lineups follow, comment away.

Seattle
I. Suzuki rf .367
R. Branyan 1b .294
J. Lopez 2b .261
K. Griffey Jr. dh .214
F. Gutierrez cf .283
R. Langerhans lf .500
K. Johjima c .262
C. Woodward 3b .320
R. Cedeno ss .143
G. Olson 4.81
 
Boston
J.D. Drew rf .267
D. Pedroia 2b .288
K. Youkilis 3b .307
J. Bay lf .262
R. Baldelli dh .289
J. Varitek c .234
J. Ellsbury cf .303
J. Bailey 1b .216
J. Lugo ss .301
B. Penny 4.79
11 comments… add one
  • Everybody out celebrating, I guess. You’re missing another lousy performance by the Red Sox offense. 2-2 after 6.
    Penny with another solid start. Masterson now pitching.

    pale blue eyes July 4, 2009, 3:06 pm
  • Saito walks the bases loaded and it costs him when Woodward bloops one over first. 4-3 Mariners top of the ninth. Terrible game.

    pale blue eyes July 4, 2009, 4:02 pm
  • Really a craptacular couple of games.

    Devine July 4, 2009, 4:02 pm
  • Saito gets out of it with just the one run. But I just don’t see a comeback in the bottom of the ninth. Prove me wrong, guys.

    pale blue eyes July 4, 2009, 4:06 pm
  • And there they go. 1-2-3 inning for Aardsma. Shitty performance from Saito, but really: 2 runs on 4 hits. Time to get the bats going again.

    pale blue eyes July 4, 2009, 4:13 pm
  • Sox bullpen really coming down to earth. Still a real good group of relievers, but regression to the mean is a cold-hearted bitch.

    AndrewYF July 4, 2009, 4:17 pm
  • Well, yes, Saito could not find the plate against the first three batters he faced, but I really think this one’s on the offense not the bullpen. Saito actually did a pretty good job getting out of the mess he had created with minimum damage.

    pale blue eyes July 4, 2009, 6:16 pm
  • In the last two weeks, the bullpen:
    June 19: 5 IP, 2 ER
    June 20: 0 IP (starter went 9)
    June 21: 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER
    June 22: (off day)
    June 23: 3 1/3 IP, 0 ER
    June 24: 3 IP, 1 ER
    June 25: 3 IP, 4 ER
    June 26: 2 IP, 1 ER
    June 27: 3 IP, 0 ER
    June 28: 2 IP, 0 ER
    June 29: 2 IP, 0 ER
    June 30: 4 IP, 10 ER
    July 1: 4 IP, 0 ER
    July 2: 3 IP, 2 ER
    July 3: 3 IP, 1 ER
    39 2/3 IP, 22 ER approx. 5 ERA
    Minus the nightmare in Baltimore:
    35 2/3 IP, 12 ER approx. 3 ERA
    …….
    The past week minus the nightmare has been dandy (19 IP, 4 ER). I don’t think it’s likely that Masterson or Okajima gives up 4 runs in an outing more than once more this year, let alone in the same game.
    Consider me unconcerned.

    Devine July 4, 2009, 6:28 pm
  • It’s official: Wake’s an All-Star!

    I'mBillMcNeal July 5, 2009, 2:20 pm
  • Pedey and Bay are starters; Wakes, Beckett, Youks and Beckett also named.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 5, 2009, 2:22 pm
  • Lester clearly doesn’t have it today.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 5, 2009, 2:56 pm

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