Sitting by the Bay in FLA

The Sox head down to Tampa for a big intradivision pair. Comment about the action here.

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  • Lester sandwiches a single and walk among three Ks in the first. Crawford w/ 2 SBs.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 7:35 pm
  • YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS!
    Homers to deep center off Garza. Pitch was right down the middle.
    Does Garza throw at him the next AB?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Didn’t Garza throw pretty close to Tex’s head? And didn’t he ADMIT to doing this after the game? And didn’t he ONLY get fined?
    I recall Beckett and Joba getting suspended, I think, for this. And they didn’t even cop to it.

    SF August 4, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • I don’t like Garza.

    SF August 4, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • I’m with you, SF.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Toronto w/ bases loaded in the 4th; still 2-0, NY

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • I seem to recall that he did it after Head Case Joba buzzed Longoria.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Yooks down 0-2, draws a walk; Garza getting aggitated. I likee.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Strike 2 to Papi was outside.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • Papi Ks on Ball 3. low.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Drew hits into a would-be double play. Yooks out at second, Drew safe when Pena can’t make the catch, Drew to second, E3.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Tek w/ a chance to get the pitch count up.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • What is it with the Sox and Garza? I know he’s a good pitcher, but the Sox make him look like Bob fucking Gibson.

    SF August 4, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Some guys have a team’s number. Why did the Sox suck so bad in general against Tampa last year?
    But Lester’s been just a touch better so far.

    I think it might speak to Garza’s potential and his immaturity, why Minnesota was quick to deal him.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Or, the Twins are simply stupid. That trade netted them Delmon Young, and cost them both Garza and Jason Bartlett.

    SF August 4, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Lester gets squeezed on Ball 3, but gets the K.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • Pedey!!!
    2-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • NYY 4, Tor 1, top 8.
    Still a mistake to not trade for Halladay?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • IBM, Halladay was sick-good tonight until 2 hanging breaking balls in a row in the 8th inning.
    Re: the Garza/Teix thing yes, Joba threw one over Longoria’s head and Garza purposefully hit Teix and then copped to it. First I can recall a pitcher admitting it and yet there was no disciplinary action.

    IronHorse August 4, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • It’s completely inconsistent, IH, and dubious.

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • Horse, did you mean to state that you CAN’T recall a pitcher admitting to it with no discipline?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • 2 things:
    First, why on earth is Halladay pitching the 9th in Toronto? He promptly gives another shot, this one to Matsui. WTF, Cito?
    Second, come on SFs, show yourselves – this is the first time in ages the Yankees gamer has more comments than a Sox gamer! That cannot stand.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 9:31 pm
  • Lester’s been a bitch.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • Lester plunk’s Pena, he’s done. Here comes Oki.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • IBM:
    I think IH is saying this is the first time he’s heard a pitcher actually admit chucking at a guy’s head and not being disciplined for that.

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • sw:
    ok, you

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • got it. time to ramp up

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • the number of

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • comments. Go

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • Sox!!!

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • Someone else’s

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • turn.

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Oh, and FUCK Julio Lugo.

    SF August 4, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Heh. SF, is Lugo now your LFC?

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • Francona with the quick hook, Bard coming in.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 9:41 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:42 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:42 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:42 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:42 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:43 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:43 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:43 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:43 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:44 pm
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    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Yes SF has my meaning right. Meanwhile at the Rogers Centre, Mo did not have it tonight but barely got out of it anyway. Hope he gets it back by Thursday!

    IronHorse August 4, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • I hate Bartlett, too.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • 1-run lead, Six outs to go

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • no run lead, 6 outs to go.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • It really looked like they were going to win this game, too. But I don’t think the Sox are scoring any more runs tonight. Oh well, back to 1.5 back. At least Mitre’s starting tomorrow!

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Jesus fucking christ.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • And now a walk. I guess the Rays will score here and spare us the walkoff win.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • Motherfuckingdogpisscowshitblowmefuckfuckfuckfuck.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • sonofa …

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • It’s cool, IBM, this thread already has more comments now…

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • Hey, the Sox get three lousy hits and two runs off a guy with a high-3s ERA, and the bullpen shits the bed after their starter is nails? Deserved loss, basically. Hopefully we aren’t four games back after Sunday, but I wouldn’t be shocked.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • I’m sure Lester agrees with you, SF.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • This was a winnable game. Garza’s had our number for two years. The pen blew it. And Bard has no composure tonight. Bard’s gone all Buchholz.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • SF August 4, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • the pen is completely shitting the bed.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • And, uh, why is Bard still in? He’s lost.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • We HAVE to win the games that Beckett and Lester start. Or, we have to win like 80% of their starts, considering the dreck that is the performance of the 3-5 starters right now. This kind of eventual loss is pathetic.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Bard was in for the strikeout. And, not to take away from the error and the terrible walk to Pena, but the Ump was terrible in the Zobrist at bat. According to Pitch/FX, only one pitch was out of the strike zone on that walk.

    SFool August 4, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • Very nice work by MDC, at any rate.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Ok… still a winnable game.

    SFool August 4, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Would love to claim the reverse jinx there, but I was truly not expecting that. Well done, MDC.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • by the way SF, I don’t post here much, but don’t take my name the wrong way- not directed at you at all (just realized how it could be read). shortened for soxfan-fool, is all.

    SFool August 4, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Dan Wheeler can cut out the annoying hand-rattles-the-ball-in-the-glove thing any day now.
    Meanwhile, it would be nice if THE SOX COULD GET ONE FUCKING HIT ALREADY.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • Ok, I smell Papi dinger.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • No prob, SFool, I didn’t make any connection. I am thickheaded.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • Check that. I think I smelled something else.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • What an awful display by the offense again. I guess it was all on the Orioles. False hope.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Yeah, those were not the 3 ABs I wanted to see right there.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Impressive righting-of-the-ship by the Boston pen after what looked like a possible runaway inning.

    IronHorse August 4, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Aaaaaaaaaaaah. Leadoff walk.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Ah, RamRam. A constant reminder of how much I do not miss Coco Crisp. Hey, anyone know Andy Marte’s doing these days?

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • I hate how easily Tampa steals on the Sox. Ugh.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • I almost wish Tampa had won it there, because I’m sure they’re going to win the game and now we just get to run through the bullpen some more.
    Good work from RamRam, though.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Marte is back in the majors with Cleveland (after passing through waivers on the way down to AAA). Nice little human interest story on him today at ohio.com
    http://www.ohio.com/sports/52427007.html

    SFool August 4, 2009, 10:41 pm
  • Reddick!

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • I love Josh Reddick. Have I said that yet?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • I also love the depth V-Mart gives the Sox, so Lowell can get that IBB off the bench.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • YES! Sacks juiced for Pedey!

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Here we go…

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Hasn’t Howell had prior meltdowns against the Sox?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • Of course, he’s had successes, too.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Well that figures. Shitshow.

    SF August 4, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Figures. Well, they had a shot, which is more than I thought they’d get.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • Crap.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Amazing. Sometimes our bullpen is untouchable, sometimes it’s as reliable as Wikipedia.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Say goodnight, Gracie.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • I take the kids to his tae kwon do class and we’re up by 2 and I come home to bases loaded, no outs in the 10th? Dammit

    rootbeerfloat August 4, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • he’s going to walk in the winning run

    rootbeerfloat August 4, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Isn’t Hernandez’s only home run against the Red Sox?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • motherfuckingbartlettmotherfuckingbartlessmotherfuckingbartlett

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • Ugh, this is such a tease.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • White Sox 5, Angels 4, f

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • YES!
    Big K for RamRam.
    Ray now with 14 LOBs.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • I do NOT believe that.

    rootbeerfloat August 4, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • Here’s big Vic.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • Big Vic singles.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Paps is up in the pen. Will he pitch the 11th no matter what?
    (What a time to be short in the pen.)

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • Well, this has turned into quite a game. I’m beginning to think the Sox might score…but now I’m worried Papelbon is destined to give up at least 1 run.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • After Paps, all we have left is Saito.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • We’ve had good luck against Balfour.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • What we got from the pen tonight … this is what scares me about October.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Yikes, STL puts up 5 in the 10th at Shea to win, 12-7.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • I’m still more concerned with the bats, IBM. Yuck.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • Papi shows WTP. 2 down.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • I’ve been listening since the seventh, and this game is officially one of my least favorites.

    Paul SF August 4, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • They have a shift for Drew now?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • here comes Paps.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Has Crawford stolen home yet today?

    rootbeerfloat August 4, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • I’m very intermittently checking in on this game as I pack for an extended trip to the west coast – the last 4 or 5 times I checked it seemed like the game was about to end one way or the other. Hope you guys get some sleep…see you back here Thurs night.

    IronHorse August 4, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Why can’t we play Cincinnati 19 times a year?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Did this game put all the commenters to sleep?

    Goldie August 4, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • We’re all afraid of jinxing … something. Not sure what, at this point.

    Paul SF August 4, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Have a safe trip IH.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 4, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Hyperventilation coma more likely.

    rootbeerfloat August 4, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Seems like the Sox are actually going to end up playing 3 games in Tampa at this rate.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Thanks IBM (though re: your question about playing Cincinatti, I think the answer is “because you already get to play Baltimore”).

    IronHorse August 4, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • Ok, so, who pitches the 13th, if the Sox are lucky enough to get there?

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Though, of course, they won’t get to the 13th, so it’s academic.
    Aaaaand another leadoff walk.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • Who would pitch though? I assume Saito is asked to pitch his arm off, but then who?

    LocklandSF August 4, 2009, 11:43 pm
  • Wow, time for lucky 13.
    Per the Globe’s _Extra Bases_: “Clay Buchholz just jogged down to the bullpen for emergency duty.”

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • Win or lose, this game is going to have a terrible hangover effect on the Yankees series.

    stuck working August 4, 2009, 11:58 pm
  • SW – exactly! Can’t we just give up on this one?

    rootbeerfloat August 5, 2009, 12:01 am
  • RBF: if they were going to do that, they should have done it in the 8th.

    stuck working August 5, 2009, 12:02 am
  • Another leadoff walk! How many is that now? Maybe they’ve been trying to subtly do as you suggest for many innings now, RBF.

    stuck working August 5, 2009, 12:03 am
  • Burning up Saito’s arm is one thing but Clay?

    rootbeerfloat August 5, 2009, 12:04 am
  • Please game, end.

    LocklandSF August 5, 2009, 12:06 am
  • Tampa put the leadoff man on in the 9th and every inning since, except when Paps pitched the 11th. Led off the 8th with a homer and then a walk.

    stuck working August 5, 2009, 12:06 am
  • Not that way!!!!!!

    LocklandSF August 5, 2009, 12:07 am
  • well you got your wish Lockland

    rootbeerfloat August 5, 2009, 12:07 am
  • You shoulda said something sooner, Lockland.

    stuck working August 5, 2009, 12:07 am
  • Goddamit. Why didn’t they walk that rubberfaced bag of shit. Fuck.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 5, 2009, 12:08 am
  • Why were we pitching to Longoria in that situation? That’s just a no-brainer IBB. I was so sure we were walking him, I had mentally tuned out until he hit the homer. I am baffled at the decision to pitch to the Rays’ most dangerous hitter in that situation.

    Paul SF August 5, 2009, 12:09 am
  • That f’in sucked!!!!!!!!

    Goldie August 5, 2009, 12:09 am
  • The worst thing about losing a game like that is realizing how many hours I spent watching it.

    stuck working August 5, 2009, 12:10 am
  • I hate that fucker. Hate him. Like a zit between the asschecks hate him.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 5, 2009, 12:10 am
  • That’s “asscheeks.”
    I’m so mad I can’t even type.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 5, 2009, 12:11 am
  • Game was fuckin’ tardy.

    Devine August 5, 2009, 12:11 am
  • Lester absolutely outpitched Garza. Fucking bullpen. Fucking no offense.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 5, 2009, 12:13 am
  • They shoulda lost it in the 8th. Stupid bullpen-burning motherfucker.

    Devine August 5, 2009, 12:13 am
  • Penny better be ready to pitch 9…

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Devine August 5, 2009, 12:16 am
  • I’ve been saying for two goddam years that our pitchers let that fucker get way too comfortable in the batter’s box. Two fucking home runs tonight. But we can’t buzz him. Nooooooo.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 5, 2009, 12:18 am
  • I’ll bet they make a move tomorrow and bring up McBeth or Bowden in case of emergency.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 5, 2009, 12:19 am
  • Gah, I’m still thinking about how much time I wasted just so they could pitch to Longoria with 1B open. UGH.

    stuck working August 5, 2009, 12:51 am
  • “I really was just trying to extend the inning, get a base hit and get somebody into scoring position,” Longoria said.
    Not that it matters, but this is clearly BS. First, there was already someone on 3rd. Second, that was about as hard a swing-for-the-fences swing as possible.

    IronHorse August 5, 2009, 3:59 am
  • I would not be surprised if this team was 3 or 4 back come
    Sunday.

    SF August 5, 2009, 8:32 am
  • IH – he’s trying to be like Derek Jeter, except for without doing his homework, heh.

    Lar August 5, 2009, 9:29 am
  • Ya, I was watching this game, and I actually looked away for a little bit because I thought they wouldn’t pitch to him. Well, I was wrong, and so were they!

    Lar August 5, 2009, 9:30 am
  • It was a horrible decision to let their best hitter beat them. Bad Tito!
    That being said, bullpen guys will get called up today, so I happen to think that Bowden is a better alternative than Saito/Delcarmen/Oki anyhow, so I’m not that worried.
    The only bad deal would be if Penny only goes three or four innings; such a thing would not do well to set up the NY series. But, I also believe that our bullpen is still fine, last night excluded.

    Brad August 5, 2009, 10:07 am
  • Masterson wouldn’t have given up the homer :)

    dw (sf) August 5, 2009, 10:16 am
  • Masterson wouldn’t have given up the homer :)
    No, he would have walked him, then given up a double to the next guy!

    SF August 5, 2009, 10:33 am
  • Penny is going to have to hold runners tonight. Or, they’re going to need to put Martinez behind the dish to at least slow down that Rays team.

    Brad August 5, 2009, 10:37 am
  • Victor Martinez has a 15% caught stealing rate this year.
    Any word from Ortiz on his hunt for Truth? The backlash from the MSM is deafening.

    Rob August 5, 2009, 11:05 am
  • yeah, the knock on v-mart is his weak arm. The Rays certainly are taking advantage!

    dw (sf) August 5, 2009, 11:22 am
  • Any word from Ortiz on his hunt for Truth? The backlash from the MSM is deafening.
    Dude, does this drivel have to keep up every day. I’m sure he’ll talk when he’s ready to talk. Why do you care so much?

    Brad August 5, 2009, 12:56 pm

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