Reverse Lock: Sox-Phillies Gamer

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?

    ponch - sf June 30, 2011, 1:15 pm
  • Wow this team is f*cked.

    SF June 30, 2011, 1:22 pm
  • Bummed to see Cam go, but excited to have Navarro back.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 1:22 pm
  • I know it’s obvious to say but holy crap the Phillies are stacked with pitching.

    ponch - sf June 30, 2011, 2:04 pm
  • Philly pen is working after Hamels possibly hurt on that Gonzo shot.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:06 pm
  • Utley breaks up Lester’s no-hitter with one out in the 4th.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:09 pm
  • 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.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:16 pm
  • Still no score.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:17 pm
  • Reddick now 2-2 after he triples with 1 out in the 5th.
    Sutton up trying to drive him in on his 28th birthday.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:21 pm
  • So are we open to the idea that perhaps Reddick should be found a spot either in left or right everyday?

    ponch - sf June 30, 2011, 2:21 pm
  • RS radio says Hamels getting right hand/wrist ecksrayed.

    Sutton singles, Red Sox have first lead in weeks.
    Scutaro up.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:23 pm
  • Scutaro/Sutton execute hit & run.
    Runners on corners, 1 out for Lester.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:24 pm
  • Ellsbury singles in another, 2-0.
    DMac grounds out to end it.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:32 pm
  • Get home after going out for a meal abd turn the TV to watch Tek it a home run

    Polf June 30, 2011, 2:49 pm
  • That should be and*

    Polf June 30, 2011, 2:49 pm
  • Tek homers. 3-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • Aaaaaand there’s today’s Sugar Ray reference from Joe C.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 2:56 pm
  • Watching Lester trying to bunt is fun

    Polf June 30, 2011, 3:03 pm
  • Wow. Philly fans quick to remind what a bunch of classless jerks they are.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 3:08 pm
  • Is McDonald honestly the best option at #2? Really? Is Tito actively trying to prove something Jamesian?

    SF June 30, 2011, 3:09 pm
  • Drew pinch hits, crowd lustily boos.
    Drew flies out, crowd lustily chers.
    Drew just misses tough liner in RF, crown lustily cheers.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 3:14 pm
  • 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'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 3:18 pm
  • I’m wrong. After getting Francisco to fly out, Lester K’s Ibanez to end the threat.
    Vintage Lester today.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 3:24 pm
  • Pedey, Tek go back to back on homers.
    5-0.
    Two taters today for Tek.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 3:30 pm
  • OMG 2 HR’s from Tex, I am stunned

    Polf June 30, 2011, 3:31 pm
  • Reddick just misses a third consecutive homer.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 3:31 pm
  • Sorry Tek, I have F$%& fingers today

    Polf June 30, 2011, 3:32 pm
  • Howard homers off Jenx. 5-2, 1 out, bot 9.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • Well thx to Jenks were going to blow this

    Polf June 30, 2011, 4:05 pm
  • Well thank god for paps 5-2

    Polf June 30, 2011, 4:11 pm
  • Paps gets the save.
    Sox 2-8 w/ RISP in the game.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 30, 2011, 4:15 pm
  • 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.

    Paul SF June 30, 2011, 4:25 pm
  • 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.

    SF June 30, 2011, 4:57 pm
  • 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?

    BillsBurgSF June 30, 2011, 7:28 pm
  • 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…

    BillsBurgSF July 1, 2011, 9:43 pm
  • 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.

    BillsBurgSF July 1, 2011, 10:37 pm

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