Out, Damn Scott: DRays-Sox Gamer XIV

Last night was a toughie. Losing 1-0 to Scott Kazmir shouldn’t bother me as much as it did, but it did, and the Sox tonight will try to ride Tim Wakefield’s flutter pitch (1,312 and negative-five against Tampa in his career) to victory and avoid the ignominy of losing three straight to Tampa Bay (they lost the last game of their series on Aug. 22) for just the fourth time ever (twice in 1999, once last year). Thankfully, the rest of the Devil Rays’ staff isn’t Scott Kazmir.

Wakefield, who now has one no-decision this year (thankfully), tries to tie his career high in wins against Red Sox plant Andy Sonnanstine, who has a 7.71 ERA against Boston since Aug. 1, but a 0.00 ERA against the Yankees.

Comment away!

Game’s  been delayed 15 minutes, according to the Globe.

Boston
1. Ellsbury LF
2. Pedroia 2B
3. Ortiz DH
4. Lowell 3B
5. Drew RF
6. Youkilis 1B
7. Crisp CF
8. Lugo SS
9. Cash C

Tampa Bay
1. Iwamura 3B
2. Crawford LF
3. Pena 1B
4. Upton CF
5. Young RF
6. Harris 2B
7. Gomes DH
8. Navarro C
9. Wilson SS

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  • Man, I keep feeling like any start now Wakefield is going to just absolutely stink against the Devil Rays to make up for how much he’s handled them in the past (even though I know that’s not how it works statistically!).
    I hope this isn’t that start.

    Devine September 11, 2007, 7:09 pm
  • Long at bat for Jacoby

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Whoa! Jacoby makes it to first on a strike out! Speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed Demon

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • So.. is there an out? How does that work?

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • No out.. until Pedroia gorunds in to a DP. Gona be one of thos enights.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • Nah, no out, though I think Sonnanstine gets credit for a K.
    Two outs as DP hits into a DP.

    Devine September 11, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Even I can’t be optimistic with Drew up, 2 down, and RISP.

    Devine September 11, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Papi walks, Lowells singles.
    Here’s Drew to end the inning.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • I mean…utterly predictable.

    Devine September 11, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • That was a meatball. Right down the middle.
    AND HE LOOKED AT IT!
    I’m gonna vomit.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Well, I think it was more over the outside corner, but the point is…f*** you, Drew.

    Devine September 11, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Man. If he wants ot make up for this season he’s gonn ahve to hit 60 homers next year.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • ANd wake was looking so good too… I’m gonna go watch House.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Oh Jesus. 2-0 Rays. Man on 1st, one out.
    Yeah, I’ve gotten better as the season goes on at just leaving games behind (for an hour or so) if they’re looking bad. I don’t wanna just be mad for no reason.

    Devine September 11, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Heh…2nd and 3rd, one out. So long, game. Maybe I’ll check on you in awhile.

    Devine September 11, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Aaaand another double, 2nd and 3rd, just one out.
    The Rays seem to have finally solved Wakes.
    Could Theo have volunteered to play this one at the Trop? ;^0

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Another hit, 3-0 Rays.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • The Orc hustles out to warm up, whispering to himself “Ooo! Oo! Here’s my big chance!”
    Sox try for a double play, don’t get the guy at first, run scores, 4-zip.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Any update on Manny?

    rob September 11, 2007, 8:10 pm
  • So glad to have been labeled a chicken little instead of Nostradamus.
    This team is a sad joke right now.

    SF September 11, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • i have noticed that the comments on the game threads really drop off when a team is getting spanked…

    z118 September 11, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Lugo could hit a dinger here and we’d be right back in it!

    z118 September 11, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Come on, Cash, justify yourself.

    SF September 11, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Yes! Single makes it 8-4.

    SF September 11, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • that’ll work

    z118 September 11, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • should the Sox pull closer, might we see Buchholz?

    SF September 11, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Ells walks. Tying run is at the plate.

    SF September 11, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Pedroia sacs Lugo home, now 2/3 with two down. A baseknock here would be enormous.

    SF September 11, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • This is ugly baseball.

    rob September 11, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Ortiz flies out on the first pitch. Nice approach.

    SF September 11, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • Ortizille flies out to end the inning. 1st pitch fly to right.

    rob September 11, 2007, 8:58 pm
  • I’m not even attempting a jinx here, but I have no confidence that Tampa Bay will be the victors at the end of this game. None.

    Nick-YF September 11, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Thanks, Nick. Go away now.

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • SF, you here anything on when Manny is returning?

    rob September 11, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Ugh, I ducked out and just listened on the radio… The Sox teased me back with a big inning, but as soon as I log back in Snyder and Lopez combine for yet another Tampa run, 9-5.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Lopez gives up a double to Iwamura…another run scores. 9-5

    rob September 11, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • The tease resumes as the Sox leadoff with two singles (Mike & J.D.), Youks batting.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • YOU’RE IN FIRST PLACE!
    If only the Sox paniced like Sox fans.

    A YF September 11, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Youks walks, bags loaded, tie game one swing away.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • Flyout by Coco gets a run home, 9-6.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Lugo double! 9-7, runners on 2nd and 3rd, one out, Cash to bat… Tek PH?

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Lugo! 9-7.
    I guess this is why I keep watching…

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Cash sac flies to right in foul ground, Youks gets home, 9-8.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Dammit Tampa, hold on.
    Sigh. That’s alright, as long as the Yanks keep it up, I guess I can’t complain too much.

    KurticusMaximus- YF September 11, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • just a single here, or a wild pitch…

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Yankees are up 8-2 on KC in the 7th… The Sox *cannot* let this one go.
    (And yeah, we *are* Sox fans, first place and a 5-game lead means nothing, even at this stage of the season.)

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • make that two wild pitches.

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Lugo on 2nd, 2 outs, new pitcher, Ellsbury batting.
    And he grounds out, first pitch swinging, against a guy with a 9.00 ERA. Phooey.
    But we’re much better off and this game is far from over.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • sheesh

    dc September 11, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • why not MDC here? Corey again? Or Clay?
    I don’t get this.

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • Hudson, I feel the same way- this lead is looking all too precious these days. If we get swept by the DRays and the Yankees sweep the Blue Jays, we’re looking at a 2.5 game lead going into the weekend series and that’s scary.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • why corey again, is what I mean.

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • What I want to know is why we arent giving Clay the start against the Yankees and skippign Daisuke for a turn. He claerly needs the rest.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Endless at bat by Upton… And Corey finally gets the K! Nice.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Young tries the opposite approach, swings at the first pitch and GIDPs. Even nicer.
    Time to get a lead in the bottom of the 6th…

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • that’s why! Scoreless inning, holy shit!

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Good question, Dionysus. I’m thinking the same thing.

    DW-sf September 11, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • I, too, would like to see a lot more of Clay. The kid can throw 6-7 innings, this short leash stuff is what I most dislike about baseball today — treating pitchers as if they were made of crystal.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • This game is winnable, only because my binky Ellsbury is in it. 11 game htting streak, baby. Three homeruns!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Heart of the order comin’ up.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • DUSTIN! SOLO SHOT TIES IT UP!
    [I AM EXCITED, CAN YOU TELL??!?]

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Dustin!!!! All square!!!

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Tied! SWEET!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • By the way.. aren’t we all glad wehavent traded Jacoby?
    The only thing I’d give him up for would be as part of a Johan Santana package.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • ROY ROY ROY ROY!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Sometime in the 4th inning, the Sox woke up from their slumbers and said, “What? We’re playing the Devil Rays? What the f— is this?”
    And Ortiz singles.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • I kept watching, and look what happened. What a game.

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • at first i thought the sox were laying down for tb, but now i think tb is laying down for the sox… ;)

    dc September 11, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Seriously. The following things MUST happen or there will be murderation.
    1. Coco Crisp MUST win a Gold Glove
    2. Dustin Pedroia MUST be the Rookie of the Year
    3. Youkilis MUST win a Gold Glove.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Tampa definitely has legit position players, it’s their pitching staff that sucks- minus Kazmir of course.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Its a shame they wont keep Kazmir. They need to keep him and build around him.. but the Yankees are gonan get him at some point.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Lowell single, 1st and 2nd, no outs… For J.D.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • LOWELL! looooong single! 4 for 4!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Please, JD, reward me for my faith.

    SF September 11, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • this’ll shock the s— out of you, but i agree 100% dio…based on anecdote mostly [i haven’t studied the stats too closely, but i know what these guys have meant to the sox]…the gg is still a mystery to me, and something that many yfsf participants declared “meaningless” and tainted last year, but i think roy is still a big deal, and pedro has to be considered the leading candidate…

    dc September 11, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Yes, reward him for his faith and punish me for my lack thereof.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • 1-0, high
    2-0, outside
    2-1, outside corner.. taking all the way.
    3-1, up and away
    3-2, fouled back
    Foul. Foul. Foul. Foul. Foul (broken bat.. soudned almost fair).
    BALL FOUR!
    Loaded, no outs!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • Drew: … Ball 1… … Ball 2… Called strike, taking… … … … … … … … … Ball 3… … … … … … … … … … … Foul, 3-2… … Foul… … … … … Foul… … suspense killin’ me… … … … … … Foul! … … … FOUL, unreal … … … … … … … … … Foul (wake me when it’s over)… … … … … Ball!
    Bases loaded. Nice job by J.D.
    Balfour consistently high in the zone.
    Youks’ turn.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Dion and I are keeping duelling diaries, you see.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • WRKO says that the biggest deficit overcome by the Sox this year was 5 runs (three times).

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • YOUK

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • 1-0 outside and low for Youk.
    TRIPLE!
    HOLY FRAKING SHIT!
    YOUUUUUK!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • YOUKS! TRIPLE! THREE RUNS IN (naturally).
    12-9.
    I am just starting to enjoy this game…

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • YEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!
    Welcome back Youk!

    LocklandSF September 11, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • I think I am the only person on Earth who likes JD.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:03 pm
  • Coco to bat.
    Amazingly, there are still no outs in this inning.
    Squeeze play? Nah.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:04 pm
  • Coco!

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Then we are the only two.

    BostonRAW September 11, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • 0-1 Fouled off by the Crisp-man
    1-1 lost by the catcher, no advance
    1-2 Foul
    2-2 another bobble by the catcher, but controlled
    SINGLE BY CRISP! NO! DOUBLE, HE STRETCHES IT!
    13-9!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Now Coco piles on, legging out a double, 13-9 Sox.
    You know, it only just hit me how much it must suck to be a TB fan. Are there any?

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • C. Pena
    Do we see Gagne tonight?

    BostonRAW September 11, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • I’m getting out a fountain pen and my best paper to write a thank-you note to the Rays bullpen.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • New pitcher for Lugo. Crisp sittign pretty at second.
    First pitch deeeep out, Crisp moves to 3rd.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Gagne could give this one back. Get another 4 runs, and maybe it’s worth trying.
    Flyout, Cash sacs Crisp over to 3rd.
    _One_ out.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • I bet so, RAW
    Cash up.
    First pitch ground out. Coco can’t score.
    Come on Jacoby!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Sorry, that was Lugo flying out, not Cash (who got out, too).
    I’d like to see one more run plated.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Ellsbury up.
    MDC warming.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Everyone in the lineup has a hit now.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Jacoby singles! 14-9.
    Ahhhhh.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • 1-0 Very much outside.
    1-1 Fouled back
    Hey Its Jacobys 24th birthday today!
    2-1, in the dirt
    2-2 fouled back
    I love you, Jacoby.. no matter what!
    3-2, low
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Jacoby singles Crisp in!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • ROY batting.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Seriously… havign both Jacoby and Dusitn next year? WOW.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • 0-1 outside corner for Droid.
    0-2, fouled for Dusty.
    1-2, pitch out. Pedro batting.
    Popup. Oh well. Still.. what an inning.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Popout, inning over.
    (Gotta love listening to the Sox on the radio on a cool Maine night, with the steady sound of a lighthouse in the background. Reminds me of being a kid in the 70s.)

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Dion, what is your preferred use of Ellsbury next year? Do you think the Sox will shed one of the current outfielders, or use him to spell each of the others regularly?

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Sounds nice Hudson. Im sittign drinking a cup of a new tea I bought at renn faire

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • MDC in.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • I’m listening to the rain, farting away from the copious amount of onions I put in the meatloaf tonight. It’s poetry.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • If you can get somethign for Coco, you shed him and start Jacoby – since you WONT be able to shed Drew.
    If you cant get decent value, you use Jacoby to spell all three outfeilders.
    IF by a miracle ou can dump Drew.. well.. HELL YES. I wonde rhow Manny would feel abotu beign moved to right…

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • K for MDC. 2 outs

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • Great play by Pedroia.. but fails to get the runner.
    He’s even worthy of a GG but I think we’ll see that NEXT year

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Ick.. another hit. runners at the corners, two outs.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Delcarmen losing it here after starting strong. Two down, but now two on.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • Harris: Lineout, 9
    Gomes: K
    Navarro: Single, nice try by DPed
    Wilson: Single, bleh, Navarro to 3rd
    – – –
    Noted: The Sox have had 22 baserunners already.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • WHY OKI? WHY? LET HIM BE!!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • That’s what’s so streaky about MDC. He’s got good stuff and can put people away but just when you think you’re in the clear, that’s when he tends to lose it.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • There we go. Inning over.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Iwamura out 4-6. Phew.
    I’d rather see Ellsbury learn how to play right than Manny, though I’m not sure how strong JEll’s arm is…

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Gold globe shmold glove. That award is devalued.
    MSC works it out.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Whoever is singing falsetto in this rendition of God Bless America needs to stop.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • Glove, that is. And “MDC” not “MSC”. Damn mobile device and the tiny keyboard!

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • Memo to Bank of America: that checking ad is getting waay annoying, only marginally less so than 1-800-54-GIANT.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • My point is.. if you can put Ellsbury on the feild, you do it. Period.
    He’s go tthe makings of a Rookie of the Year. Maybe the next Nomar… if not a greater name.
    HOME RUN PAPI!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • Tiz fo shiz!

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • PAPI! 15-9, #29 for Ortiz.
    Heh. This is getting ugly.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • don’t diss Giant Glass. Ever.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • The lead is reaching Gagne-proof proportions. I said “reaching.”

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • Lowell makes his first out of the ballgame.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • SF, I never park in Boston, so I’ll take my chances…

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • JD!!!!!
    My man.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • DREEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!!!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • J.D. DREW! Gone. 16-9.
    Mercy rule may have to be invoked soon.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Heh.. WKRO “Drew hits it out to left! UPton! We’ve seen a lot of his back tonight!”

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • I hope there’s some kid in Fenway, up way past bedtime, seeing their first ballgame. This one is memorable.
    (Youks doubles. Brutal.)

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • Youk! Double!
    Weeee!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • Psh, all Drew does is pad his stats. ;P

    Lar September 11, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • BP in full effect.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • Crisp gorunds out (robbed by a good play), Youk to 3rd.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • Crisp makes the 2nd out, grounder, first pitch swinging, Youks to 3rd.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • JLug takes pity and makes the 3rd out, 6-3.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • Innign over, but two more runs in.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • The Yankees won, btw, 9-2.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Hudson.. please. Stop wiht the first letter of first name-first syllable of last name nicknames. They are WAY overused and incredibly stupid.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Timlin to pitch the 8th.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Quick first out for Mike.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • Who are the Yankees?
    TIA

    BostonRAW September 11, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • K for Timmy!

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Ground rule double aqnd a bad track by Coco. Still, he’s spectacular.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Gange IS coming in for the 9th.
    Repeat. Gange for the 9th.
    Can we get soem insurance here, please?

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Arrooooga, Gagne warming, repeat, Gagne warming.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Dion, *as I have posted before*, I use them precisely because I find them so ridiculous.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • We have a 7-run lead.. and we see Gagne and we get jumpy. So sad.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • Who’s Gange? Is he he better than Gagne?
    (i keed, i keed!)

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • (Close observers — as if — will note that I almost only use the four-letter construction when a Sox player makes an out.)

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Bah, stupid typos… *slaps NSTB*

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Fans singing Jacoby Happy Birthday. Classic.

    LocklandSF September 11, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Thats fine, Hudson. But even as a joke it makes Zombie Baby Jesus cry
    Ellsbury time! YAY! I wodner if its safe to buy and Ellsbury shirt… I dont want him to chnage his number on me.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Lockland, I think its really clear that he’s gonna be a star in this town. Bostons taken to Jacoby in the same way they took to Youk.
    Only Jacoby is even BETTER.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Jacoby can beat out routine grounders. That is amazing, another close one.

    LocklandSF September 11, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • My personal schema:
    First name/fond nickname (“Papi”) when it’s good
    Last name when it’s neutral (“Ortiz”)
    Four-letters when it’s bad (“DOrt”)

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • I like Gange better, no stupid accents.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • Jacoby grounds out. Poop.
    Roy’s up

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • >>>But even as a joke it makes Zombie Baby Jesus cry
    I hate ZBab.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • Hudson, seriously.
    “The Yankees won, btw, 9-2”
    Who are the Yankees? By chance are you a figure skating fan, and they a group of skating demons?
    Maybe in the shuffleboard circle?
    Possibly water ballet?
    Sir, you have really perked my interest here. Do tell, who are the Yankees?
    TIA

    BostonRAW September 11, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • count me as one happy to get EG back in the fold.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • DPed Ks.
    (See?)

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:52 pm
  • I think if Dustin is robbed of ROY by some act of true evil, we shoudl all nickname him.. Roy. In Protest. It’d be awesome if it actually spreads.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:52 pm
  • Roy… Dusty… either way he sounds like a pet dog.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • See, Hudson.. I cant see giving him a lesser name for just a strike out. Especially in a game where he has 2 hits and 2 RBIS including the game tying shot.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • happy in theory, at least for the moment.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • I’ll answer, RAW, if you explain why you are simultaneously flacking for the Telecommunications Industry Association and alerting us to a pending Transient Ischemic Attack.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • Oh in general, Im in support of Droid.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • Dion, it’s also more (highly obscure) “fun” to use the four-letter abbreviations with other abbreviations.
    e.g., “JDre GIDPs.”

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • Gagne with some seriously odd body english out there, like he has discomfort.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • Oh Gagne, how many pitches will it take to get three outs tonight? 20? 30? 92?

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia is the second coming of Denny Doyle. But better.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:56 pm
  • holy crap, have any of you checked out the chat rooms now associated with Gameday? Yikes.

    stuck working September 11, 2007, 10:56 pm
  • leadoff single. Eric is back!

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • Egad, EGag gives up a leadoff single.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • Wow, when did that happen, stuck?

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • Dunno. Just noticed them yesterday.

    stuck working September 11, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • Oh, I love riddles!
    Are they a plane?
    “Attention all passengers! Attention all passengers! All disabled and special seating passengers are now boarding the Yankee flight to nowhere”

    BostonRAW September 11, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • flyball to Coco.
    Gagne gets a free pass tonight after all this time off.

    SF September 11, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • I don’t think I saw a single conjugated verb when I was in there.

    stuck working September 11, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • RAW.. please please please.. stop tempting fate. Its dangerous.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • Yeah, I noticed that tonight when I was checking ‘other’ scores. I was like, wtf are these little blue thingys? And lo, it was a chatroom.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 11, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • aaaand gagne gives up a run. Good job, jackass.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • That’s it, Raw, you guessed correctly. The Yankees are a plane.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • Gagne is picking up right where he left off.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:01 pm
  • Gagne has me puzzled. How can this guy bow to pressure as he has?
    Makes no sense

    BostonRAW September 11, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • Here, let me reproduce some of the comments that greeted me in there:
    —————————
    FartGuy: please join my forums
    yomamaiscallin: walked him
    coocooface: i hope the red sox win
    foredsox16: is any1 here?
    —————————
    Way to go, MLB! That is some value added right there. Really enhances my Gameday experience.
    (Also, Sox win!)

    stuck working September 11, 2007, 11:04 pm
  • We win!
    Anyoen checking out the chat? The way the names.. float.. to the right? Freaks me the hell out.

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 11:04 pm
  • Game over.
    Bryan Corey gets a win.
    7 Sox pitchers, 25 Sox baserunners, biggest comeback of the year, runs-wise.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:04 pm
  • You weren’t FartGuy, by any chance, were you no sleep til brooklyn SF?
    :)

    stuck working September 11, 2007, 11:04 pm
  • OK, which one of you is “FartGuy”? Fess up.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • I wish MLB Radio would put the boxscore part of Gameday on the right-hand side, so would only have to keep one window open.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • as, if there is one game to cut gagne some slack it is tonight, after two weeks if not pitching.
    Big, ugly win. One more to win this series, then YF and I head to Beantown!

    SF September 11, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • ANyone in the chat? What ‘section’ are oyu in? (cute touch)

    Dionysus September 11, 2007, 11:07 pm
  • Somehow Tito managed to use even more pitchers tonight than the Rays manager.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:08 pm
  • Gagne needed the tune up so that’s a good thing.

    DW-sf September 11, 2007, 11:11 pm
  • I think I’ll make a point of “visiting” the chat during the 7th inning stretch from now on.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:11 pm
  • Hmmm, I only just noticed that the Sox have played two more games than the Yankees… which casts the 5-game lead in a slightly different light.

    Hudson September 11, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • Today’s win combined with a Detroit loss reduces the playoff-clinching magic number to 8.

    Ron Newman September 11, 2007, 11:21 pm
  • Super game. JD finally got to show off his monterous power stroke. Lugo, as always, was Mr Clutch. An RBI machine he is. Gagne shuts the door, allowing zero chance for TB to crawl back into the game. There is just one word for players like those – stud
    In the meanwhile, Manny was at home getting very, very worried. Come back, ya big lug!

    BostonRAW September 12, 2007, 12:08 am
  • Super game? The Tampa Bay Devil Rays scored ten runs. Congratulations to the RS on not giving up but this seems overly cheery to me.

    IronHorse (yf) September 12, 2007, 12:21 am
  • IH, you have to admit that when the SOX have their offense working the team is pretty much unbeatable.
    A pretty decent comeback without Manni against a team that took 2 of 3 from NY 2 weeks ago. Sounds good to me.

    BostonRAW September 12, 2007, 12:30 am
  • Take a look at this graph from FanGraphs:
    http://www.fangraphs.com/livewins.aspx?gameid=270911102
    It shows the probability of winning over the course of the game. Its not every day your team comes back from a 2% chance of winning…

    Max September 12, 2007, 12:35 am
  • I’m not even attempting a jinx here, but I have no confidence that Tampa Bay will be the victors at the end of this game. None.
    Posted by: Nick-YF | Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 08:59 PM
    FanGraphs has nothing on me. This was an easy one to call.

    Nick-YF September 12, 2007, 12:40 am
  • Fun game to keep checking on through the night. Watched a movie with the lady friend and kept checking every ten, fifteen, twenty minutes: 8-1, 8-5, 9-8, 9-9, 13-9, 16-9. Fun!

    Devine September 12, 2007, 1:31 am
  • IH:
    Spot on. A good, but ugly win. I think RAW has an unending supply of cocky pills.

    SF September 12, 2007, 6:34 am

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