Categories Sox Gamers/Postmortems Sitting by the Bay in FLA Post author By SF Post date August 4, 2009 161 Comments on Sitting by the Bay in FLA The Sox head down to Tampa for a big intradivision pair. Comment about the action here. ← Maintain the Status Quo → Really? I mean, Really? Yanks-Jays Gamer 161 replies on “Sitting by the Bay in FLA” Lester sandwiches a single and walk among three Ks in the first. Crawford w/ 2 SBs. YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKS! Homers to deep center off Garza. Pitch was right down the middle. Does Garza throw at him the next AB? 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. I don’t like Garza. I’m with you, SF. Toronto w/ bases loaded in the 4th; still 2-0, NY I seem to recall that he did it after Head Case Joba buzzed Longoria. Yooks down 0-2, draws a walk; Garza getting aggitated. I likee. Strike 2 to Papi was outside. Papi Ks on Ball 3. low. 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. Tek w/ a chance to get the pitch count up. 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. 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. Or, the Twins are simply stupid. That trade netted them Delmon Young, and cost them both Garza and Jason Bartlett. Lester gets squeezed on Ball 3, but gets the K. Pedey!!! 2-0. NYY 4, Tor 1, top 8. Still a mistake to not trade for Halladay? 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. It’s completely inconsistent, IH, and dubious. Horse, did you mean to state that you CAN’T recall a pitcher admitting to it with no discipline? 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. Lester’s been a bitch. Lester plunk’s Pena, he’s done. Here comes Oki. 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. sw: ok, you got it. time to ramp up the number of comments. Go Sox!!! Someone else’s turn. Oh, and FUCK Julio Lugo. Heh. SF, is Lugo now your LFC? Francona with the quick hook, Bard coming in. That’s what I thought he meant S F and I agree 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! I hate Bartlett, too. 1-run lead, Six outs to go no run lead, 6 outs to go. 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! Jesus fucking christ. And now a walk. I guess the Rays will score here and spare us the walkoff win. Motherfuckingdogpisscowshitblowmefuckfuckfuckfuck. sonofa … It’s cool, IBM, this thread already has more comments now… 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. I’m sure Lester agrees with you, SF. 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. What the fuck was up with the home plate ump during the Zobrist at-bat? http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfx/index.php?s_type=3&sp_type=1&batterX=090804_215718&inning1=y&inning2=y&inning3=y&inning4=y&inning5=y&inning6=y&inning7=y&inning8=y&inning9=y&month=08&day=04&game=gid_2009_08_04_bosmlb_tbamlb_1%2F&year=2009&pitchSel=453268.xml&prevGame=gid_2009_08_04_bosmlb_tbamlb_1%2F the pen is completely shitting the bed. And, uh, why is Bard still in? He’s lost. 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. 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. Very nice work by MDC, at any rate. Ok… still a winnable game. Would love to claim the reverse jinx there, but I was truly not expecting that. Well done, MDC. 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. 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. Ok, I smell Papi dinger. No prob, SFool, I didn’t make any connection. I am thickheaded. Check that. I think I smelled something else. What an awful display by the offense again. I guess it was all on the Orioles. False hope. Yeah, those were not the 3 ABs I wanted to see right there. Impressive righting-of-the-ship by the Boston pen after what looked like a possible runaway inning. Aaaaaaaaaaaah. Leadoff walk. Ah, RamRam. A constant reminder of how much I do not miss Coco Crisp. Hey, anyone know Andy Marte’s doing these days? I hate how easily Tampa steals on the Sox. Ugh. 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. 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 Reddick! I love Josh Reddick. Have I said that yet? I also love the depth V-Mart gives the Sox, so Lowell can get that IBB off the bench. YES! Sacks juiced for Pedey! Here we go… Hasn’t Howell had prior meltdowns against the Sox? Of course, he’s had successes, too. FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK Well that figures. Shitshow. Figures. Well, they had a shot, which is more than I thought they’d get. Crap. Amazing. Sometimes our bullpen is untouchable, sometimes it’s as reliable as Wikipedia. Say goodnight, Gracie. 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 he’s going to walk in the winning run Isn’t Hernandez’s only home run against the Red Sox? motherfuckingbartlettmotherfuckingbartlessmotherfuckingbartlett Ugh, this is such a tease. White Sox 5, Angels 4, f YES! Big K for RamRam. Ray now with 14 LOBs. I do NOT believe that. Here’s big Vic. Big Vic singles. Paps is up in the pen. Will he pitch the 11th no matter what? (What a time to be short in the pen.) 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. After Paps, all we have left is Saito. We’ve had good luck against Balfour. What we got from the pen tonight … this is what scares me about October. Yikes, STL puts up 5 in the 10th at Shea to win, 12-7. I’m still more concerned with the bats, IBM. Yuck. Papi shows WTP. 2 down. I’ve been listening since the seventh, and this game is officially one of my least favorites. They have a shift for Drew now? here comes Paps. Has Crawford stolen home yet today? 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. Why can’t we play Cincinnati 19 times a year? Did this game put all the commenters to sleep? We’re all afraid of jinxing … something. Not sure what, at this point. Have a safe trip IH. Hyperventilation coma more likely. Seems like the Sox are actually going to end up playing 3 games in Tampa at this rate. Thanks IBM (though re: your question about playing Cincinatti, I think the answer is “because you already get to play Baltimore”). Ok, so, who pitches the 13th, if the Sox are lucky enough to get there? Though, of course, they won’t get to the 13th, so it’s academic. Aaaaand another leadoff walk. Who would pitch though? I assume Saito is asked to pitch his arm off, but then who? Wow, time for lucky 13. Per the Globe’s _Extra Bases_: “Clay Buchholz just jogged down to the bullpen for emergency duty.” Win or lose, this game is going to have a terrible hangover effect on the Yankees series. SW – exactly! Can’t we just give up on this one? RBF: if they were going to do that, they should have done it in the 8th. Another leadoff walk! How many is that now? Maybe they’ve been trying to subtly do as you suggest for many innings now, RBF. Burning up Saito’s arm is one thing but Clay? Please game, end. 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. Not that way!!!!!! well you got your wish Lockland You shoulda said something sooner, Lockland. Goddamit. Why didn’t they walk that rubberfaced bag of shit. Fuck. 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. That f’in sucked!!!!!!!! The worst thing about losing a game like that is realizing how many hours I spent watching it. I hate that fucker. Hate him. Like a zit between the asschecks hate him. That’s “asscheeks.” I’m so mad I can’t even type. Game was fuckin’ tardy. Lester absolutely outpitched Garza. Fucking bullpen. Fucking no offense. They shoulda lost it in the 8th. Stupid bullpen-burning motherfucker. Penny better be ready to pitch 9… … HAHAHAHAHA! 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’ll bet they make a move tomorrow and bring up McBeth or Bowden in case of emergency. Gah, I’m still thinking about how much time I wasted just so they could pitch to Longoria with 1B open. UGH. “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. I would not be surprised if this team was 3 or 4 back come Sunday. IH – he’s trying to be like Derek Jeter, except for without doing his homework, heh. 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! 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. Masterson wouldn’t have given up the homer :) Masterson wouldn’t have given up the homer :) No, he would have walked him, then given up a double to the next guy! 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. 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. yeah, the knock on v-mart is his weak arm. The Rays certainly are taking advantage! 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? Comments are closed.