Seeriouzly? 8am? Gah. Rays-Sox late Gamer

It's a 1-0 game in the 7th as the Rays picked up a run but left the bases loaded as they head into the stretch and it just ticked past 10am my time.  Who plays baseball this early?  Patriot's Day has strange consequences.  Comment away.

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  • I went home for lunch and watched about an hour of the game, and Bard looked really sharp through the first few innings. It’s a good sign, despite his lack of gas in the 7th.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 1:27 pm
  • Good stuff from Thomas in the 8th.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 1:37 pm
  • Good call by Grady Valentine leaving in Thomas.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 1:40 pm
  • Crap. I love D-Mac. I’d love him more if he’d hit.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 1:43 pm
  • Melancon warming.
    He needs to find his confidence. I think this guy has a lot of ability. Just needs confidence.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 1:54 pm
  • I really like Darnell too, I hope he can perform well now that he’ll be a regular starter for a while. He was solid when he got a lot of playing time in 2010.
    Bottom of the 9th, at least we have the top of the lineup batting.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 1:56 pm
  • Hey, hey, hey! Matt Albers gets out of it.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 1:58 pm
  • I was shocked when Valentine gave the closer role to Aceves instead of Melancon, though Melancon sure hasn’t looked good so far this year. He’s got great numbers though, I can only imagine it will be a matter of time before he settles in.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 1:58 pm
  • Bottom 9.
    Shields, who entered the inning at 107 pitches, stays in. Aviles leads off. Need a homer. Or a double.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 1:59 pm
  • Curveball, Slider, Changeup, Slider from Shields. Two sliders to Pedroia now, too. Lots of junk.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:00 pm
  • Aviles out, 6-3.
    Let’s go Laser Show!

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:00 pm
  • Wooooooooo a baserunner! AGonz and Ortiz up next, so a lefty reliever will surely be brought in. This is where having two power lefties hitting back-to-back in the lineup hurts.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:02 pm
  • Pedey walks.
    Maddon elects not to go Grady, pulls Shields for Fernando Rodney.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:03 pm
  • Nevermind, Rodney (a righty) comes in to close it out. Couldn’t ask for a better matchup for a comeback.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:03 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:06 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:07 pm
  • Well he moved the runner over, at least. Good thing Pedey was running or that would have been the ballgame.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:07 pm
  • I don’t get the Mark Loretta reference?
    IBB to Ortiz, of course. Cody Ross with a chance to be the hero.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:09 pm
  • C’mon, Papi. I’m channeling for you.
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    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:09 pm
  • Loretta had a walkoff hit on Patriots Day back in 2006. I think it was a homer.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:11 pm
  • This strikezone to Ross is awful.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:12 pm
  • Unbelievable, all three strikes outside the zone, two not even close.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:13 pm
  • Obie, Castig said neither of the last two pitches were strikes.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:14 pm
  • The first strike was a foot off the plate, too.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:15 pm
  • Well, shit.
    OK. Bruins tonight.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 16, 2012, 2:15 pm
  • This loss is squarely on Valentine’s Brady-moment, with an assist to the home plate umpire in the 9th.

    Atheose - SF April 16, 2012, 2:18 pm
  • Well, the offense/Shields put in their contribution to this loss, too. Given the series, you had to like our chances tied in extras. Didn’t like Gonzo swinging at Ball 4 (and taking the bat out of Papi’s hands).

    Devine April 16, 2012, 2:42 pm
  • And it WAS a homer, IBM. Off “Everyday” Eddie Guardado, I believe.

    Devine April 16, 2012, 4:14 pm
  • GO CAPS!!!!
    :)

    krueg April 16, 2012, 5:35 pm

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