Road Worriers: Sox-Twins Gamer III

Well, the Sox aren't very good away from the Fens.  Tonight, though, they can actually win a series on the road if they beat the Twins.  That would be nice.  Though we're a little disheartened that the moniker "potential stopper" now refers to anyone who pitches the day after Jon Lester.  Tonight that role is bestowed upon Daisuke Matsuzaka, who takes the hill.

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  • According to Accuscore predictions, the Twinkies are favored 60-40. sigh.

    rootbeerfloat May 27, 2009, 6:01 pm
  • That would completely destroy the Sox’ team ERA, rbf.

    SF May 27, 2009, 6:49 pm
  • Did you guys see that Orioles comeback today? Two blown saves for the Jays.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • Jays are garbage…

    krueg May 27, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Jacoby’s hit-streak ends tonight. Calling it now.
    Go go gadget REVERSE JINX

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Nice…

    krueg May 27, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • It’s worked for you lately Krueg ;-)

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • Sure has! Teixeira 2 run bomb…2-0 good guys.

    krueg May 27, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Geez, it’s not even funny anymore.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • HAH, Punto air-mails the throw to first. Pedroia to 2nd.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Pedroia steals third base. Kid has balls.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Just lurking until the YF gamer goes up…not trying to mess with your mojo!

    krueg May 27, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • Godzilla is f-cking awful…just pathetic.

    krueg May 27, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Peace out Ath…YF gamer is up.

    krueg May 27, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Great at-bat from Drew, even if it ends with a K.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Dice-K’s velocity is hovering around 90. Is he suffering from Wang disease?

    AndrewYF May 27, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • That was his big problem before he went on the DL Andrew; he was topping out at 88. He needs to be around 93 on his fastball to make the rest of his pitches effective.
    He hit 91 there, oh man we’re flying now!

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Daisuke bounced ball four about 5 feet in front of the plate, advancing the runner to third.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Great, the first two pitches I see are a 46 foot something or other, and a fastball 2 feet off the plate. This is going to end well.

    SF May 27, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • 24 pitches, a walk, and two strikeouts. Typical Daisuke inning.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • We’re on pace for a 5 1/2-hour game. Ugh.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • It’s always going to be adventure with Dice-K, isn’t it? It’s just never an easy inning.

    stuck working May 27, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • this game on ESPN?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • WTP.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Crap. Not even.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • How sad is it that Jason Kubel is a better DH than Papi?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • And a 9-pitch inning for Slowey.
    I’m underwhelmed.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Can Ortiz hit 10th? This is becoming an untenable problem, or will be soon. Ortiz is basically dead weight on the team if he can’t hit, an albatross. Seems like they are going to have to find a way to DL him soon.

    SF May 27, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • I’ve been saying he should be DLed for weeks, SF. There’s a lot of other line-ups the Sox could run out there that would give them a significantly better chance of winning.

    stuck working May 27, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • No, SF. It is now untenable.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • Yeah, mashing some AAA pitching would set Ortiz right. I’m all for it.
    Daisuke strikes out Tolbert on three fastballs, climbing the ladder there.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • That Ortiz at-bat was really emblematic – Slowey BLEW him away on 89mph straight fastballs.

    SF May 27, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Ok, good work from Dice there.

    SF May 27, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Another baserunner, another strikeout, another inning. Daisuke being Daisuke.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • I thought Dice-K was going to walk Punto there for sure. Glad to be wrong.

    stuck working May 27, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • 22 games for Ells!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • The streak lives!

    SF May 27, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • Ducks.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • All right. You’re Theo. What do you do about Papi?
    DL him with the mystery malady and hope a week of rehab in P’tucket can fix him?
    Do you make a trade? For whom, and what do you offer in return?
    I start with the DL, when Kotsay is ready to come off the DL. And then I start exploring trade options in case that doesn’t work.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Petey with a single. Let’s do something here, Nancy.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • More ducks. Nothing but ducks.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • 15 day DL, maybe make it 60 if he can’t hit in McCoy. Deal with him down the road.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Sacks juiced for Youks.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • Who’s your DH?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Well, whatever happens, at least they got one in.

    stuck working May 27, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Bay cooling off considerably, and the Sox don’t do a whole lot there. 1-0.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • We get one after loading the bases with one out.
    Time to watch Mythbusters.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Anyone?
    Probably some combo of Baldelli, Lowell, and Carter.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Better than a .195 Papi

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • Yeah, I agree. With the pieces that the Sox have, they could go for awhile with the DH rotating among a few folks and it could work nicely. I do wonder if Carter would get enough ABs, though.

    stuck working May 27, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • So much for that lead.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • Kottaras double clutches, then throws the ball into center field. Sigh.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • 0-2 count to Morneau hit almost for a homer.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Morneau bashes an absolutely terrible pitch from Dice on 1-2, lucky it was only a double.
    Why do our starters SUCK ASS SO MUCH?

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • So much for that tie.
    This team is excruciating in a way that is hard to describe. It really feels like a miracle that their record is what it is.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Another near wild pitch. This is like spring training for Dice-K.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • So much for that one run deficit.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • This team is painful. I choose to do something else with the remaining hour or so of being awake. I have a far more entertaining book to finish. Good night.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Daisuke: 5 strikeouts, 7 baserunners through 3 innings. Sounds about right.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • Goddamnit, Ortiz 5 feet from a homer.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • Fuck.
    Fuck, fuck, fuck.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Another wild pitch. Seems like Span has been on 2nd base every goddamn inning.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • Wild pitch #4 for Daisuke. Stop throwing 57 feet please.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • FOUR goddamned wild pitches.

    SF May 27, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • The Twins lineup is insane. OPS:
    Span: .818
    Mauer: 1.385
    Morneau: 1.097
    Kubel: .915
    Cuddyer: .878
    Harris: .659
    Young: .577
    Tolbert: .543
    Punto: .509
    The first five are fearsome, and then it drops off like crazy. No in-between players.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Welcome back SF, sorry you haven’t missed much.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Yook, Bay, Ortiz.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • At least Dice-k’s ERA has dropped below 8.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • There was a time when I would get excited about that line-up….

    rootbeerfloat May 27, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Jason Bay, 3-2.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • BAY-beeee!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Mr. Bay, I apologize.

    rootbeerfloat May 27, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • WTP

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Pitches 3, 4 and 5 of this at-bat are the first balls Papi has taken tonight.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • WTP twice.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • wtp?

    rootbeerfloat May 27, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • Ball 4 is strike 3.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Warning-track power.
    It’s not mine.
    Ath’s, I think.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Cle 8, TB 6, bot 3.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • MDC replaces Dice-K.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • Heh, yep IBM.
    Span on for the fourth time. Now we have Mauer/Morneau to battle.
    GIDP please.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • Morneau down on three pitches, great job there Manny.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Wild pitch, now they’re going to IBB Kubel. I guess that’s a good move.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Masterson in? What? Delcarmen only pitched two outs.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • HBP.
    Fuck.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Masterson gets ahead of Cuddyer 1-2, then ends up hitting him. Goddamnit.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • 6 WP’s tonight, plus a HBP.
    Jesus.
    And now Joe C tells us that the 6 WP ties a modern ML record, last done by the Angels in 1991.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • Gomez out at home, 4-2.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • It’s a wonder that we’re only down 4-2.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • The Twins have 12 hits, 5 walks and a HBP: altogether 18 baserunners. It’s amazing that they’ve only scored 4.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • This game has been absolutely painful.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Youk walks. Let’s get something started guys.

    Atheose May 27, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Ridiculous.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • Nathan is 11-for-11 all-time in save opps against the Red Sox.
    Looks like it’s over.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 27, 2009, 11:17 pm

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