Kevin Youkilis is out of the lineup today, meaning that the Sox’ offense looks more like a last place team than a first place team. And that’s how they’ve been playing. Which means they’ll do something to make this pessimist look stupid. We can only hope. And my fear is that is the case: we can only hope.
Chat about what could be a 1:54 affair here.
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oops. Posted in wrong post, I guess. Cameron was given his walking papers (striking out papers might be more accurate).
McDonald hitting #2? Really?
Wow this team is f*cked.
Bummed to see Cam go, but excited to have Navarro back.
I know it’s obvious to say but holy crap the Phillies are stacked with pitching.
Philly pen is working after Hamels possibly hurt on that Gonzo shot.
Utley breaks up Lester’s no-hitter with one out in the 4th.
Liner by AGon strikes Hamels non-pitching hand, and Hamels is out after 4. RH David Herndon on to pitch for Philly to start the 5th.
Still no score.
Reddick now 2-2 after he triples with 1 out in the 5th.
Sutton up trying to drive him in on his 28th birthday.
So are we open to the idea that perhaps Reddick should be found a spot either in left or right everyday?
RS radio says Hamels getting right hand/wrist ecksrayed.
Sutton singles, Red Sox have first lead in weeks.
Scutaro/Sutton execute hit & run.
Runners on corners, 1 out for Lester.
Ellsbury singles in another, 2-0.
DMac grounds out to end it.
Get home after going out for a meal abd turn the TV to watch Tek it a home run
That should be and*
Tek homers. 3-0.
Aaaaaand there’s today’s Sugar Ray reference from Joe C.
Watching Lester trying to bunt is fun
Wow. Philly fans quick to remind what a bunch of classless jerks they are.
Is McDonald honestly the best option at #2? Really? Is Tito actively trying to prove something Jamesian?
Drew pinch hits, crowd lustily boos.
Drew flies out, crowd lustily chers.
Drew just misses tough liner in RF, crown lustily cheers.
Bot 7, Sox lead, 3-0, 2 on, 1 out,
Francisco up, then Ibanez.
Lester seems to be tiring.
I think it’s Bard time.
I’m wrong. After getting Francisco to fly out, Lester K’s Ibanez to end the threat.
Vintage Lester today.
Pedey, Tek go back to back on homers.
Two taters today for Tek.
OMG 2 HR’s from Tex, I am stunned
Reddick just misses a third consecutive homer.
Sorry Tek, I have F$%& fingers today
Howard homers off Jenx. 5-2, 1 out, bot 9.
Well thx to Jenks were going to blow this
Well thank god for paps 5-2
Paps gets the save.
Sox 2-8 w/ RISP in the game.
Good game. Felt more like a must-win than it probably was.
And with Cameron thankfully gone (I hate to see him go like this because he seems like a good guy, but he’s already cost the Sox a full win this season), I’d say we put Reddick in right field and make Drew our late-innings PH against righties. Crawford-Ellsbuey-Reddick could be one killer outfield if we can get them all healthy and producing at the same time.
The Sox ran into some bad luck against San Diego and Pittsburgh and good pitching against Philadelphia. It happens. I’m not nearly as pessimistic about the team as others. If you’re putting up 10-run innings on a regular basis, you’re hitting far better than you ought with RISP. Only a matter of time before you hit a dry spell, which is exactly what happened the past 10 games or so. The offense showed some signs of life today, though. Hopefully, they can beat up on the Astros and get into the break without further injury.
Drew a $14M pinch hitter! Holy crap.
Also, I know I sound panicked, but I am not. I am extremely concerned about how the current injuries affect the team. I am worried, legitimately so, about Buchholz’ back, Youk’s ankle, and no Carl Crawford, along with Drew’s suckitude. Beyond that I realize there are ebbs and flows, and we have seen the topside of what this team is capable of. But I really worry about the current spate of injuries.
They are going to limp into the ASB and have to piece together lineup/rotations until after the break. Hopefullly Buch and Crawford will be back by then. Since tomorrow is July 1, and with Theo stating they will be “very aggressive” coming up to the trade deadline who’s available and who do the Sox have to deal?
So happy there is no Sox gamer tonight, their offense is non existent. They are making Norris look like he is Cy fricken Young out there. They soooo need Crawford and Lowery back in this line up. I wouldn’t have put scooter out there leading off, but at least he hit something…
Ok, we need a “Paul signal” like the Bat signal so we can ask him for 7th inning stats on the Sox compared to the rest of the league.