Resilience: Sox-Orioles Gamer

So this is what you get when you decide to watch old episodes of Battlestar Galactica instead of the post-rain delay innings of a blowout.  Today we will pay attention, lest we tempt the baseball gods.  One thing we have learned from past experience with horrid, salt-in-the-wounds losses: baseball players are more resilient than most of us fans.  Today resilience comes in the form of Josh Beckett.  

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  • Holy shit SF, I was watching BSG (the newer episodes: I’m on Season 2 right now) after the rain-delay last night, when the bullpen imploded. I’m assuming you’re talking about the OLD old episodes though.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:09 pm
  • No, old/new ones – Season one. I watched the originals way back when. I just dove into the newer remade series. It’s tremendous.

    SF July 1, 2009, 1:28 pm
  • You’re in for a wile ride, SF.

    AndrewYF July 1, 2009, 1:29 pm
  • Absolutely SF. A friend had been trying to get me to watch them for a few years now, so last week I borrowed his DVD’s and started. Been watching 3-4 episodes a day since. I skipped the miniseries though, and went straight to the pilot episode of Season 1.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:35 pm
  • Totally addicted. Through 9 episodes in the last four days.

    SF July 1, 2009, 1:36 pm
  • It took a full season to get to them, but there are some kick-ass special effects in Season 2. The storyline is fantastic though, and the music is perfect. The actors that play Admiral Adama and the president really compliment each other.
    And so far it has gotten better and better.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:39 pm
  • Big strikezone, according to Gameday. That will be excellent with Beckett pitching. Pedro on first with two outs.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:40 pm
  • 4-pitch walk to Roberts? Well crap.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:45 pm
  • Does Beckett think it’s still last night?

    rootbeerfloat July 1, 2009, 1:48 pm
  • 1-2 count, single scores a run. Unacceptable, even if Pie was thrown out at 2nd.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:50 pm
  • and the sox benefit from one of the worst calls ive seen this year. Pedroia had the ball in his hand while he tagged Pie with his glove….totally safe.

    sam-YF July 1, 2009, 1:53 pm
  • HAHA really Sam? I’m at work and thanks to a blackout only have the Gameday up. We’ll take it!

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:56 pm
  • Yet another mediocre pitcher with an average arsenal that the Red Sox are going to struggle against.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 1:58 pm
  • Holy crap, Burnett struck out 3 batters on 9 pitches in the 3rd inning on June 20? How was this not bigger news? That happens less often than no-hitters!

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:01 pm
  • Ath, go back and watch the ‘miniseries’, if you mean the 1.5 hours of TV before the first season proper. It’s a great set up.

    AndrewYF July 1, 2009, 2:04 pm
  • Looks like resilience checked his coat at the door and is staying a while turned and ran away screaming.

    SF July 1, 2009, 2:05 pm
  • That’s exactly what I mean, Andrew. I meant to do it earlier, but after watching the beginning of Season 1 by mistake I couldn’t stop myself.
    One thing I hate is Gaius Baltar. He’s whiny, he cries a lot, and he’s Julian Tavarez crazy, and yet they put him in positions of power. Annoys the hell out of me, even if his “hallucinations” are hot and blonde.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:12 pm
  • Hey Pedroia, thanks for the RBI… but you know that saying about not making the third out at third base?

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:13 pm
  • this is going to be a long painful afternoon

    rootbeerfloat July 1, 2009, 2:15 pm
  • Beckett keeps leaving his fastball up in the zone. No me gusta.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:17 pm
  • color me crazy but….. it might be time to hand the reins back to lugo. greens 0-for his last week.

    sf rod July 1, 2009, 2:19 pm
  • Lar July 1, 2009, 2:20 pm
  • Any stat that Nolan Ryan leads in is a stat I can get behind, Lar!

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:25 pm
  • Once again Beckett gets ahead in the count and cannot put the hitter away. 4-1 now.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:28 pm
  • Wow, on the replay that looked like a great curveball that Markakis somehow golfed into right field.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:31 pm
  • Ath, you’ll learn to love Baltar. He really is a genius, and not just as a scientist. I think he’s a fascinating character.

    AndrewYF July 1, 2009, 2:44 pm
  • looks like beckett ala-2008 today. ouch.

    sf rod July 1, 2009, 2:44 pm
  • this game is over Imight have to channel my inner Kreug :)

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 2:47 pm
  • I wonder why the story about dice-k not doing the shoulder program and fitness program in the offseason hasn’t been a bigger news deal. The globe reported they don’t expect him back until Sept 1

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 2:53 pm
  • Injury delay? Beckett was covering first on that…

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 2:58 pm
  • pie got roughed up after getting tangled with beckett. josh is fine, where as pie is most likely leaving the game.

    sf rod July 1, 2009, 3:00 pm
  • That’s what happens when you mess with Beckett, Pie.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 3:08 pm
  • 7-pitch inning for Beckett in the 6th. That’s what we needed.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 3:12 pm
  • did Bay start to use Papi’s bat or something?

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 3:22 pm
  • Bay hitting .174 before today’s game in the last 14 days (I know, not a great measurement, but still…)

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 3:42 pm
  • Where was Bard LAST night? strikes out the side. could have used that.

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 3:42 pm
  • if they pull this out that would be excellent, although not much hope.

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 3:46 pm
  • Youk homers! Come on boys, let’s get some revenge here!

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 3:50 pm
  • Oh great, huge strikezone to Ortiz… strike 2 was a foot off the plate.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 3:52 pm
  • Ellsbury on, tying run at the plate in Bailey…

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 3:53 pm
  • oh boy, based loaded for Green. wish there was only one out!

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 3:58 pm
  • Bailey and Varitek walk. This is going to be painful with Green at the plate. Pinch hit Lugo?
    I can’t believe I just suggested that.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 3:59 pm
  • make that Rocco pintch hit

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 3:59 pm
  • “In play, run(s)”! IN PLAY, RUNS! 5-5 ballgame, go-ahead run at 2nd!

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 4:00 pm
  • NICE! Rocco !

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:01 pm
  • Baltimore’s turn to implode…

    Lar July 1, 2009, 4:02 pm
  • who woulda thunk it? really thought the sox mailed this one in.
    come on dusty p.

    sf rod July 1, 2009, 4:03 pm
  • bases loaded again for Peedy…

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:04 pm
  • On to extras we go. And I have to leave, too! Bah!

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 4:05 pm
  • All with two outs.. Sox now at 53% chance of winning this game.
    I guess it evens out yesterday’s..

    Lar July 1, 2009, 4:05 pm
  • Shit.
    Who pitches the 9th?

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:05 pm
  • Why not Papelbon? Let him “redeem” himself..
    Though I guess as an away team, they actually have a possible save situation..

    Lar July 1, 2009, 4:07 pm
  • Bard stays in for a 2nd inning.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:09 pm
  • My god Bard throws hard.
    I love this team.

    LocklandSF July 1, 2009, 4:12 pm
  • Bard looking impressive today

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:12 pm
  • let’s see if Bay can do anything except strike out today

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:16 pm
  • nope 2 down

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:17 pm
  • Bay with the PLATINUM sombrero. He’s just lost at the plate right now.

    AndrewYF July 1, 2009, 4:19 pm
  • JACOBY! Open the 11th with a double down the left-field line.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:29 pm
  • At least Lugo can’t GIDP

    rootbeerfloat July 1, 2009, 4:30 pm
  • just need one in the air medium depth…

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • Ells to third on a Bailey FO to shallow right.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • Lugo with a nice F-U to me.

    rootbeerfloat July 1, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • Now Sox with the lead.

    Lar July 1, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • or a base hit!

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:32 pm
    Lugo comes through with an RBI single in the 11th to give the Red Sox the lead.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:33 pm
  • It’d be nice to get one more here just for breathing room. come on Elf.

    rootbeerfloat July 1, 2009, 4:36 pm
  • Baez throws hard, but it’s pretty straight fastball.

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:38 pm
  • ram ram to finish or papelbon?

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:38 pm
  • Have to go with Paps.

    Lar July 1, 2009, 4:39 pm
  • paps it is.. lets hope to keep the drama to a minimum

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 4:40 pm
  • Should’ve saved Bard.

    Brad July 1, 2009, 4:47 pm
  • Now Sox should win 95% of the time..

    Lar July 1, 2009, 4:50 pm
  • Never in doubt.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:53 pm
  • That’s seven straight series wins.
    Home to face Nomie’s return to the Fens.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:55 pm
  • Obviously that’s a terrific win, but so much moreso in the shadow of last night.
    The Pen just sucked last night.
    Today, four flawless innings from the pen. Not a hit, not a walk. Good job bailing out Beckett.

    But Bay. Ugh. 0-for-5 w/ 5 Ks. Yikes.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:58 pm
  • And now we’re a season-high 18 games over .500.
    Tampa lost, too.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 1, 2009, 4:59 pm
  • If someone predicted on Monday: Sox win the Lester and Beckett starts, lose the Smoltz start by a run though he pitches well, I would have been happy. It was just hell to live through.

    rootbeerfloat July 1, 2009, 5:00 pm
  • Congratulations SFs. While you might have prefered a blowout, this was probably the best palate-cleanser after last night…turning the tables. I would have much prefered a 1-2-3 9th of course…

    IronHorse July 1, 2009, 5:06 pm
  • Now maybe the Yankees can go ahead and lose for once…

    Paul SF July 1, 2009, 5:23 pm
  • Congratulations SFs. While you might have prefered a blowout, this was probably the best palate-cleanser after last night…turning the tables. I would have much prefered a 1-2-3 9th of course…
    See, this is why GTs at this site are worth posting on.
    It’s so……….civilized
    Seriously…..that’s a good thing, and weirdly rare in the world of baseball blogs. Last night still hasn’t worn off for me, and I don’t think I could manage reading LoHud today….or SoSH either for that matter.
    I wish I could return the favor and say I’ll be praying for AP tonight, but honesty compels me to admit I’m an atheist.
    Good luck anyway……..

    dabize July 1, 2009, 5:28 pm
  • Yeehaw, motherf*cker!

    Devine July 1, 2009, 5:38 pm
  • Atheose, the miniseries is worth watching sometime.
    I really liked the show, a bit soap opera-y now and again, but quality.

    Devine July 1, 2009, 5:59 pm
  • Resilience decided that running and screaming from the park wasn’t dignified, and came back for a hot dog and cracker jack.
    These guys are professionals for a reason: the highs aren’t too high, the lows aren’t too low. We’re fans for a reason, too. Things hit us harder. Great win, but probably greater for us than for them.

    SF July 1, 2009, 6:10 pm
  • BSG?! CMON! Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II were on!
    Lest that was the story EVERYONE had from last night. No one in Boston knew til this morning.

    Craigga July 1, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • Great to come home and see we won in extras. Good times.

    Atheose July 1, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • didn’t realize Paps became all time sox saves leader today

    dw (sf) July 1, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • Yeah Dabize, for the most part we all generally like and respect one another around here. YF and SF have done a great job of providing the forum for such “civilized” behavior, as you put it ;-)

    Atheose July 2, 2009, 8:29 am
  • Ath, yeah it was good that we won in extras, good that they came back in the ninth, although, I thought Tek swung at ball 4 (I’ll take it), but on the heels of the nightmare loss the game before, this game was definitely not good times, just the outcome.
    I got to watch Battle Star Galactica almost in it’s entirety on the Sci-Fi channel. Then as the series went on I got my honey hooked on it, so when the dvds started to come out I got to see it all again with her.
    Definitely see the mini-series and Razor when it’s time.
    I think at some point I’m going to have to own the whole collection. It really is a frakkin masterwork. I’m glad to hear that it’s still gaining an audience.

    Brian Houk SF July 2, 2009, 8:55 am

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