Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Curt Schilling, Get Us A Win: Sox-Who? Gamer III

I’m busy at work, so here’s all you need to know about tonight’s game:

Curt Schilling is pitching, and if ever we needed him to be the stopper, it’s now.

Comment away!

(Edited because I forgot that tonight’s game is an hour later than normal)

176 comments… add one

  • 1. Coco Crisp CF
    2. Mark Loretta 2B
    3. David Ortiz DH
    4. Manny Ramirez LF
    5. Kevin Youkilis 1B
    6. Mike Lowell 3B
    7. Wily Mo Pena RF
    8. Alex Cora SS
    9. Doug Mirabelli C

    Rob August 10, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • So tonight we have Coco leading off again, Youk in the 5 hole where perhaps WMP should be hitting.

    Rob August 10, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • Was WMP in the lineup at No. 5 last night? I missed most of the game except the dreadful ninth inning.
    Ironically, the independent-league game I watched featured poor baserunning and a lack of timely hitting, complete with some shoddy defense and overall sloppy play, from the visiting team. And to top it off, the visiting team left his starter in the game too long.
    So it’s kind of like I actually did watch a Red Sox game, just not…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • Will the LOB parade begin early?

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • There’s 2! Not runs, men left on base. Let the parade begin!
    3 baserunners that inning, including a caught stealing and 2 guys left on. Inauspicious start, though the Royals pitcher doesn’t look like anything special, so we ought to be able to plate some.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • The major questions that inning (which I did not see) being “why did Coco try to steal ahead of Papi and Manny” (if he was successful he just rips the bat out of Papi’s hands) and better, “WHY IS COCO BACK IN THE FRIGGING LEADOFF SPOT??!?!”
    Oy.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • That was quick: DeJesus on second with the leadoff double. Grudz grounds out, now Curt is in a battle with Mike Sweeney, but wins on a whiff.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Mark Teahen is weird looking. It’s like his head is on the wrong body or something.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:36 pm
  • 12 pitches and out. Woohoo!!!

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Curt whiffs Shealy to end the inning. He glanced down at his hand right after the K, on his way off the mound. Odd.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • possible stigmata forming?

    Nick-YF August 10, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • ‘Belli bombs! 1-0 Sox.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Welcome back Dougie.

    LocklandSF August 10, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • The Royals, more than anybody, have really embraced the Walk Papi Model of Pitching, it seems…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • BELLI! 1-0!
    That’s how you make sure you don’t get left on base…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • The KC announcers with the backhanded compliment(?) to Mirabelli, saying he’s “always well-rested”. It was sldo said with no clue how funny a comment it was.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Way to contribute at the top of the lineup there Coco.

    LocklandSF August 10, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Rant redux: WHY THE F IS COCO BATTING LEADOFF??!?!??

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Nice bunt, nicer play by Teahen to get Loretta by 1/2 a step.

    SF August 10, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • It’s like Tito is just experimenting for the hell of it. Use a lineup that hits well, loads the bases three times in a game one day, use a lineup that can’t get anything started the next…
    Blech..
    And why is Loretta bunting with no one on base? Is he that fast?

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Teahen was quite deep – not a bad play to get on in front of Papi. Good defense. Basically a pretty good play all-around. No arguments with the idea.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • I like that bunt there, not expected, he hits that a just a tad softer and he’s on base, one out, Papi/Manny.

    LocklandSF August 10, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • 2 down. DeJesus doubles again.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Apropos of nothing, how many games is Manny’s streak up to now? Or was it snapped one of the games I wasn’t around?

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • I feel very strongly that while it might be asking WMP to shoulder a large burden, he NEEDS to be in the 5 slot because while he isn’t yet of Papi or Manny’s stature at the plate, he is capable of putting a MASSIVE hurt on the ball. Youklis is a very fine hitter and early in the season was producing in in whatever spot he was slotted to bat, but for my money, especially lately, he is a superb lead-off guy but seems misplaced elsewhere.
    Instead of taking his OBP greatness and plate disipline with him Youklis appears to try a different hitting approach and in the process has been far less effective at getting on.
    Crisp, needs to be in the 8th spot so that when he fails it can be expected and the damage minimized, but when he does make it on base and maybe steals second he
    isn’t leaving an huge empty hole at first base if Loretta makes an out that the other team will promptly put Papi into.
    In the 9th spot Gonzo, has been known to have some key hits and drive in a few runs
    and he makes a good guy to have batting after Crisp because he just might drive him in and it’s close enough to the top of the order that many times either Crisp or Gonzo on base spills over into the top of the order. Any other placement of these players has left the Red Sox far weaker, in my opinion.

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Nice pitch to close out the inning on a K.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • 25 games, intact, after the first inning single.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Seems there hasn’t been nearly as much publicity for this one as others of similar length (ie Loretta’s earlier this year and Utley, who I heard about well before he hit 30)…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Another hit for Manny on a hot shot to the SS. Banged off his glove but it was a scorcher and hopped right up off his glove.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Brian: I think you are on to something about batting Youkilis 5th and a possible change in the way he hits. And with that, he whiffs looking.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • That is a perfect example of what I’m talking about Youk striking out, a fairly rare occurance when he bats leadoff

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Youk really looks like he presses in the fifth spot, as opposed to his usual patient-with-power self at the top… Likewise, Crisp seems to press at the top of the order. So once again I’m left mystified as to why they’re kept this way, particularly with a masher-in-training like WMP who can bat fifth…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • Mike Lowell might be the slowest Sox since Mike Stanley.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Paul, that’s exactly what I’m seeing to Youk pressing AND crisp too for that matter

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • Berroa just fielded a medium slow grounder deep in the hole towards third, bobbled it, threw it offline in the dirt, and still nailed Lowell by 5 feet.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • I’d put money on Papi if it were him and Lowell in a footrace…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Do you think Theo gets up from his chair and bashes his head into a wall when he sees this lineup posted?

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • I hope so. But then we’d have to ask why the lineup remains this way despite Theo not liking it…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • I dunno if Theo does it, but I sure feel like getting up from my chair and doing it when I see this line-up

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Another two-out double, this time Emil Brown, shoots one down to the left field corner.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • I’d like just once to know what goes on in Francona’s head — if he really thinks it through and decides this is the best, most productive lineup arrangement possible, or if he’s just doing it because it seems like the right thing to do today. One of those is acceptable, even idf we disagree. The other is Grady Little-esque.

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Honestly, I’m thinking Litte-esque… Makes no sence otherwise

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • GREAT

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Sanders ropes one to left that hits off the top of Manny’s glove. Ramirez should have had it. Would have been a decent play, but that’s an error by any definition, even though it’s called a hit by the scorer.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • I couldn’t see if Manny got a good jump on that ball or not.

    attackgerbil August 10, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Couldn’t tell either, AG, but he should have had it even with the jump he got.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • Looked like he could have had it.

    attackgerbil August 10, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • That’s one of those “it was hit hard so it gets scored a hit no matter what” jobs. I mean, there’s no reason that ball shouldn’t have been caught. Which in my book is the definition of an error.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Yuck. Gotta take the good with the bad with Manny, I guess. Sucks when stuff like that happens though…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • It’s funny how lately all our pitchers can make .240 hitters on REALLY crumby teams look like triple crown hitters

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • They never rule errors on balls hit to the outfield anymore, unless it’s just idiotic. Even so, how the WMP fly-ball-woops-home-run was ruled a hit, I’ll never know…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • even with the non-error the ball was hit hard

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • That’s an interesting play by Grudzy.

    attackgerbil August 10, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • No breaks whatsoever for the Sox right now. Grudzialanek just ran back, tried a basket catch over the shoulder, it hit off his glove, pops in the air, and he barehands it with his right hand to make the out. Ugly, but called a “great play” by the KC announcers. Eye of the beholder, I guess.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Not a great play. It was a fortunate result on a blown play.

    attackgerbil August 10, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Are the Sox aware that Runelvys Hernandez’s ERA is over 8????

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Mirabelli our only offense so far, really I have stepped into the twilight zone, haven’t I? You can tell me… I can take it…

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • Will still make Web Gems I bet…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Even if the lineup is sloppily arranged, the individual pieces of the Sox lineup should be plastering this guy all over Missouri…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Another quiet-ass inning from our sad sack Sox. Every inning tied with these bottom-dwellers just adds to the pressure on the pitchers, on everyone.
    And when was the last time Terry Francona came out of the dugout to argue anything, show some energy? It would be nice (at least to this shallow fan) to see him come out and just hock one right on the first base umpire’s shoes. At least see that someone on the team has a pulse.
    (and the KC announcers continue to tout the “fantastic” play by Grudzialanek.)

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Yes, they should be batting around like a pinata, but WTF they aren’t even making him sweat…

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • John Buck leads off with a double.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • Mike Lowell is doing everything slowly right now – that ball was hit modestly hard down the line but Lowell got no jump on it at all and couldn’t get close.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Every time I read the postgame quotes from Francona or see his interviews on NESN, it’s the same stuff, no matter how horrible the loss — or how exciting. I can see where that would be a benefit, but I too would like some sort of acknowledgment that this stretch is a little worse or more frustrating than just being “tough”…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • The announcers calling Schilling going 3-0 on DeJesus (who has two doubles tonight, with first base open and one down) a “strange development”. Do these guys understand baseball?
    And now, the double play. Like an instruction video, right there.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Unintentional intentional walk works!

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Holy Moly… DP saves it

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • that double play was ALMOST as bad as the DP Lowell hit into last night with the bases loaded, or was it the horrible game the night before that, they are begining to blend together.

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • Bats gone dead…Loretta squibs one to second and is now 0-9 this series. Not good for the man behind him.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • In the At Least We’re Not the Only Ones Dept: Yanks strand runners on 2nd/3rd with 1 out in the first…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Papi pops up to Emil Brown, who makes a long run to catch the ball near the line. He hot dogs the glove swipe while catching the ball. Douchebag.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Manny out in about .8 seconds.
    Have we time-warped back to the Kevin Kennedy era? This is just super-painful.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • If Schilling was watching, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Brown tasted some dirt his next time up…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Hmmm why does that not comfort me Paul? At least the Yankees have HAD runners at 2 & 3 tonight

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • We actually won the division in the Kevin Kennedy era…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Not to say that’s better than winning a World Series in the Terry Francona era…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • Ok, the end of the KK era, to be more clear.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Scratch that: the Joe Kerrigan era. YUCK!!

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • lol, The Jimy Williams era…
    You know, SF, if a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his booty…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Emil Brown jacks one. 2-1 Royals.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Now I really really really really hate Emil Brown…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Schilling and Beckett have given up a combined 56 home runs this year. That’s unfathomable.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Reggie Sanders with a double.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Hmm. Settle down, Schill…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Will none of our pitchers ever bail out the offense?

    Brian August 10, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • I’ve got about 20 minutes left in me before I have to hit the hay. Which means I get to watch the bottom of the order bat for the Sox. Whoopie.

    SF August 10, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • lol, A joke, Brian?
    Curt’s probably going to go 7 IP, with 2 or 3 ER… He should be in line for 15 wins if he doesn’t fall apart here…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Don’t worry, SF, it’s Youk, Lowell and Pena… Not a bad setup, assuming any of them does something…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • I seriously the only reason I’m watching this friggin game is the mistaken thought that Curt Schilling on the mound would fire this bunch up and they’d T off on this 8 era..oh no make that 7 era sucker… this HAS to be the twilight zone, HAS to be

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • One Run Elvis on the mound. WTF?

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Nice at-bat from Youk…so far.
    And…a double!

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • (See what happens when he leads off, Tito!?!??!)

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Yoooooouk with the leadoff double!

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Youk leading off takes 9 pitches and singles LEADING OFF

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Lowell singles just over the glove of Grudz. Youk holds at third, wisely. Rally time, fellas.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Lowell with the single! It’s a full-on rout by the Sox offense!

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Whiffy Mo looks to be back…

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • 0-2 on two horrid swings.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Wily, I need you NOW

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • And he JACKS ONE!!!! He’s an unbelievable hitter behind in the count, it seems. Gotta go check those stats.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • WILY MO!!!!!!!!!!!

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • YYYYYEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • And off the end of the bat, to boot. He is f**king strooooong, that Wily Mo.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • I do wish he’d stop swinging at those pitches that are outside and low when they start then drop even further out of the zone… Still, can’t complain! He’s really gonna be a force given a full season (hopefully next year)…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • My perception couldn’t be more wrong. Pena is just atrocious with two strikes on him. Beyond awful.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Well, that just lifts my whole mood! :-D I love Wily Mo…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Paul earlier in the year when Wily Mo filled in notably for Crispy Critter, they worked with him to get him to lay off pitches outside the zone and it worked and still he is hitting immense numbers

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Congrats Wily Mo, now sit on the bench…
    Don’t quite get that…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • WMP is not near as disiplined this time in, but the average is still up there

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • I’m sure it’s a bad habit that he’s still working to break… He has been a lot better at being selective since working with Papa Jack way back in the beginning of the year, but that 0-2 count was gotten through swinging at two pitches well outside and low…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Lowell dodges the bat flying to his right, fields, and throws. 1 down. 5 minutes til bed.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Lowell catches a popup behind the bag for the second out. Despite calling it clearly, Alex Cora still decided to come over and encroach on Lowell, bumping him in the back while he caught the ball. That’s the type of stuff that just makes you wonder if they are focused.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • Oh I see what you’re saying, Brian… Just jumped in before you had a chance to finish… :-)

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • so with Pena belting his 8th tonite and Arroyo 0-5 in his last 10 starts. Who likes the trade now?

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • I’ve always liked this trade, and I’m not too humble to say I told ya so, lol

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • I’ve liked it too. As great as it was seeing Bronson with the great start, you just knew he was over achieving.

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Curt K to end the inning. Great effort by Curt tonight – should be one run through seven (thanks, Manny!). Off to bed. Tonight the skid ends, I am confident. I think.
    Bye everyone!

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Schilling only at 90 pitches through 7. With the way this bullpen’s been, I say let him go eight, then let Paps get right back on the horse before last night festers…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • Gnight, SF. Fun, as always!

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • I say the Sox score 7 runs here, let Curt finish the game (as long as he doesn’t hit 120 pitches, of course) and save the pen.
    And now, good night!

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • I always liked the trade too, but I must say arroyo wasn’t an ace but he could pitch and he could usually pitch a lot

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • Yeah, it’ be great to have him, but we didn’t know then what we know now, and really, with the injuries to Crisp and Nixon, Pena’s been very valuable as well…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • Mussina gives up 4 in the 2nd, 4-0 Chicago…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Oh without question I am in serious love with the bat that WMP is going to be for us and is showing glimpses of now… I’d of course trade Trot for Arroyo straight up… even when Trotter was hitting like .323

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • Oh without question I am in serious love with the bat that WMP is going to be for us and is showing glimpses of now… I’d of course trade Trot for Arroyo straight up… even when Trotter was hitting like .323

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • ahhh I hate to double post

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • looks like the Pale Hose hit the Moose with their car…
    Lead off Youk, walks there…

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • Stop giving up doubles!

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • Arrrgh, Sweeney hits a Ball way up out of the strike zone

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:37 pm
  • Of course it’s all well and good that Youk bats well in “leadoff” situation, ie none on base, but that’s not good if he can’t hit with men on…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:37 pm
  • Okay this experiment I think is done Schilling is gotta be gassed

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • I am back – no tv in the bedroom allowed. The Sox are just asleep – Teahen has no right to be at second base. Implosion: on!

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • Uh, maybe a mound visit might be in order? Hello? Anyone home?

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Earth to Terry, Terry come in

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:40 pm
  • GMTA Paul… Too bad Terry does’t have one, huh?

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • Belli goes out to talk to Curt, on 3-2. Deep discussion.
    Doug: Can you believe nobody from management is joining us out here?
    Curt: I AM management.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • According to Gameday virtually all those BALLS were strikes

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:43 pm
  • Walk. 1/2 one out. Curt really struggling. Doesn’t appear as if there’s any plan to take him out. Can’t say I blame them, the way the bullpen has pitched. No good options right now, which is quite a statement of the Sox’ travails.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:43 pm
  • great move pulling the only offense of the night

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • Well, there goes the lead. This game will be over in about 5 outs, it looks like. 1/3 one down for the Royals.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • Good point TJ. What the heck was that move all about?

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:45 pm
  • SOMEONE TELL GRADY TO GET CURT OUT OF THE GAME!

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:45 pm
  • Ohhhhh Curt :-(

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:45 pm
  • Yep, and there goes the lead, fly ball gives it back to them

    Brian August 10, 2006, 10:45 pm
  • My god. Can you hit rock bottom four times?

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:45 pm
  • Na, na, hey, hey, good-bye.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 10, 2006, 10:46 pm
  • This is just patheticaly sad.

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:46 pm
  • So, who needs a beer?

    I'm bill McNeal August 10, 2006, 10:47 pm
  • There it goes. 5-4 Royals on a comebacker to Curt that he can’t field, it glances away towards Cora, who can’t grab it either. Run scores, no outs made. Timlin coming in.
    Can someone in the Sox’ clubhouse please explode after the game tonight, throw a fucking chair, something? If just to send a message to the fans that they are bothered by this, right?

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • man a beer isnt half as strong as what i need

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • Trivia note you ptobably don’t want to hear, but that infield single was the first single Schilling gave up all night… 9 doubles, a home run and one single… That’s gotta be some kind of record…
    Even more remarkable was that until this inning it was six doubles and a home run and just two runs…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • As usual, Francona removes the starter about two batters too late… I was all for leaving Curt in, but um, where in the three straight doubles and a walk did Terry think, “Oh Schilling will be fine”…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:49 pm
  • Schill was trying to be the first pitcher in baseball history to give up 15 extra-base hits and win.

    I'm bill McNeal August 10, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • I find it hard to get on Francona for leaving Curt in through that, to be honest. It’s not like the bullpen is such a great option at this point. And Teahen’s hit was a seeing eye single that was gifted into a double. Once again, this one is purely a lack of performance from the players: little hitting, somnambulent defense, and mediocre pitching. Tito was late with the hook, obviously, but can you really blame him?

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • I guess I should have just gone to bed and said the hell with this game when I had the chance.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • SF defends Tito’s pitcher management. Things are topsy turvey in RSN.
    Go Royals!

    YF August 10, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • No, I guess not… Tho I’d have liked Papelbon there… Five outs isn’t too much for him, tho maybe he’s tired from last night’s outing…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • Wasn’t that Shealy’s first hit since being acquired from Colo?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 10, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • Lowell, Kapler, Cora and Mirabelli

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • this is depressing

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:57 pm
  • I feel like absolute dog shit, I want to throw up, this is so bad I don’t even know what to say. This is so, so, so, so, so, so, so bad.
    Jesus, this is bad.

    LocklandSF August 10, 2006, 10:57 pm
  • so he replaces Kapler for Pena but wont hit Gonzo for Cora, PATHETIC!
    FIRE FRANCONA!!

    TJ August 10, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • At what point does the tiring and shallow “we suck” insult attain “truth” status?

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • What a fucking nightmare. What a fucking disaster.

    Devine August 10, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • Ugh. It was 1-1 while I was driving home. I check back in and… ugh.

    Hudson August 10, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • At what point does the tiring and shallow “we suck” insult attain “truth” status?
    I suppose that would be right around now, to answer my own question.

    SF August 10, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • Am I allowed to panic and/or jump from the bridge now?
    ANOTHER eighth-inning lead gone… Crap in a bag.

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • Game over.

    Hudson August 10, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • Unified Jumping from the Prudential tomorrow at lunch time?

    TJ August 10, 2006, 11:01 pm
  • I don’t think I can make a flight that quick, particularly with the new restrictions… Though if someone wanted to blow up the plane while I was aboard, that’d be cool… Just make it quick, ya know? Unlike this slow death of a season…

    Paul SF August 10, 2006, 11:02 pm
  • Only bright spot: The ChiSox are up 4-2 on the Spanks.
    But it’s only the 4th inning. The game was delayed an hour-and-a-half, and Vazquez is working so incredibly slowly that they may not finish ’til dawn.

    Hudson August 10, 2006, 11:02 pm
  • Could we move on to playing some weaker team? Like, … ah, hell, nevermind.

    Hudson August 10, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • When events are current they always have more apparent weight, so I want to recognize that there may be some hyperbole in what I am writing, but I really can’t remember a team with at least a reasonable amount of talent playing such terrible baseball for a stretch of time like this, in 30+ years of cognizant Sox-watching. There have been bad teams that played badly (and I don’t wish for that to return, by any means), and there have been times when good teams played badly (2004, pre-trade), but I really don’t recall any Sox team looking this out of it, this pathetic, this fundamentally bad on an all-around level, since at least as far back as 1978.

    SF August 10, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • The only thing that went normally today was that an A-Rod throwing error opened up the 4-run White Sox 2nd. Otherwise, the whole world seems turned upside-down.

    Quo August 10, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • SF, you are right.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 10, 2006, 11:09 pm
  • This drought is so inexplicable, so extraordinary, that I just cannot see them coming out of it in time to save the season. This is a good baseball team, lots of good players who can hit, pitch and field. And they play like THIS! Why SHOULD we have hope? WHY?? There is nothing that can be done to fix it except for the players to start performing to their abilities.
    Don’t blame Theo, and don’t blame Tito. This one is squarely on the players’ butts.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 10, 2006, 11:14 pm

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