Rapidly Losing Interest: Sox-Rangers Gamer

Two psychological weeks in summer left, and it's becoming harder and harder to turn on the set to watch this lackluster, boring, aging Sox team try to stay alive. For those who are holing themselves up today and observing, here's your gamer. 

We'll be frolicking.
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  • Sox take a 1-0 lead in the 2nd on a David Ortiz homer. But the inability to put any kind of rallye together continues (Friday’s 9th inning excepted, of course), so a solo homer (or two) will not get it done. Game Rangers, if the Sox cannot begin to ignite the occasional rallye.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 2:41 pm
  • Kinsler immediately ties it. No funny business now please, Red Sox pitchers.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 2:45 pm
  • Sox get a break on a ground-rule double by Elvis Andrus. Had it stayed in Teagarden certainly would have scored from first. Tied at 1 after 2.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 2:52 pm
  • Is Drew on rest or somethig?Why is that kid Anderson on RF? Do you think Tazawa can win against Texas?He seems to get into trouble pretty quick(like Pettitte for instance) but finds a way out most times.Let’s see,he did good in that game against the Yankees,just was unlucky to have Matsui,A-Rod and the rest of the lineup needing to get runs.

    MikeFidborg-YF August 16, 2009, 2:52 pm
  • Drew has groin problems again. They’re gonna sit him until Wednesday.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 3:02 pm
  • So far Tazawa is a clear improvement on Smoltz. Trouble is that makes Penny our number 4 pitcher. But Wake might come back next week.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 3:04 pm
  • Hamilton double does not bounce over the wall, so David Murphy scores from first. 2-1 Rangers.
    And another base hit by Kinsler makes it 3-1. Game over.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 3:08 pm
  • Kinsler sure is sticking it to the head-hunting Red Sox.

    AndrewYF August 16, 2009, 3:11 pm
  • After Ortiz and Lowell walked to lead off the inning Ortiz moves to third on a Kotchman fly out and motors home on an Anderson sacrifice.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 3:21 pm
  • Ellsbury and Pedroia 0-6 today so far. That bodes well when Kotchman, Anderson and Gonzalez are the bottom of your order.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 3:35 pm
  • Anderson grounds into a double-play. Why exactly was Reddick sent down? Supposedly to get more playing time but with Drew out until Wednesday what exactly is the problem?

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:03 pm
  • As you can see I’m not exactly double checking my posts.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:04 pm
  • Monster home run from Teagarden, followed by an Andrus single. Time to get Taz out of there.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:08 pm
  • Tito with the quick hook. Oki in.
    Still a decent effort from Tazawa. He could well be in for a win if our offense weren’t so pathetic.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:10 pm
  • Pedroia home run makes it 4-3. I bet they’re just teasing.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:21 pm
  • And another potential rallye killed by the double play.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:25 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning for Okajima. Bottom of the order coming up.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:34 pm
  • Sorry, not quite the bottom of the order, but Ortiz strikes out. And Mike Lowell gets a single.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:38 pm
  • Kotchman walks.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:40 pm
  • Anderson strikes out on a 3-2 pitch that looked very much like a ball.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:44 pm
  • AGon goes 2-0 and then strikes out looking. Not sure that one was a strike either. Well, Gameday says so.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:47 pm
  • On to the 9th. Frank Francisco coming in, our last great hope. Let’s do it again, Frankie!

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 4:58 pm
  • Easy 1-2-3 for Francisco this time.
    This Red Sox team is a joke right now. If not for that highly improbable surge on Friday they would have been swept by the Rangers again. And they seem to have been drained of all energy by that win.
    Of course, the wild card is still well within reach, but with the teams we’re currently fielding it looks very unlikely.

    pale blue eyes August 16, 2009, 5:06 pm
  • At least Youk’s suspension is over. This was a highly winnable game, with many opportunities blown.

    Devine August 16, 2009, 7:01 pm
  • Was on a cross-country flight that got TBS so was able to watch the Sox-Rangers game. I know SFs are disappointed, but I was just psyched to watch live baseball on a plane. Wish that was standard, which I assume it will be soon enough.

    IronHorse August 16, 2009, 9:02 pm

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