So Disinterested We Forgot There Was a Game: Sox-Jays Gamer

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  • Smoltz signs with the Cards.
    Is the NL so shitty that both John Smoltz and Julio Lugo might excel?

    SF August 19, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Kotchman/Green/Gonzalez at 1st/2nd/3rd. This could be the shittiest hitting right/middle of the infield in Sox’ history.

    SF August 19, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Sorry, that’s 1st/2nd/SS

    SF August 19, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • woo hoo. A 1-2-3 inning for Clay!

    rootbeerfloat August 19, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • Beauty of a changeup by Buck to get Lind on the softy to Kotchman.
    Set that pitch up perfectly with first pitch tailing 94mph fastball. Nice stuff.

    SF August 19, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • And now just realizing we are facing Halladay. Ugh.

    SF August 19, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • Pah-PI!!

    SF August 19, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • PAPI! That’s 4 HRs in 5 games!

    rootbeerfloat August 19, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Bay lookin foolish. Beautiful pitching by Roy.

    SF August 19, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • AGonz and Green up the middle… the worst offensive double-play combination in baseball.
    But we’re winning, f*ck yeah. Poor Buchholz, facing Sabathia/Verlander/Halladay

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 7:33 pm
  • Well Green didn’t GIDP

    rootbeerfloat August 19, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • Lol, just saw your comment at the top SF. At least Papi is hitting well lately.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • AGONZ! 2-0 Sox against Halladay.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Good inning from Buchholz. Let’s get him some more runs.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • Top 3, Sox 2, Tor 0.
    Just saw the pitch counts. HOLY SHIT!

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Did I mention that someone was selling chocolate-covered bacon at the Iowa State Fair?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Chocolate-covered bacon? Holy potatoes, batman!

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • I’m not joking.

    Fifth hit already off Doc.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • Clay Bucholz. Finally a pitcher who appropriates BOTH the “fruitbat” nickname of Mariano AND the “Lurch” nickname of Pettitte in one fell swoop.

    IronHorse August 19, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • Uh oh, curveball at Barajas’ head. He tells the ump that it hit him, though it clearly didn’t.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • And there goes the perfect game. I blame myself for thinking about it about 10 seconds before the hit.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Buchholz now getting squeezed.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Recently, we played a pitcher in the infield, who was it?

    LocklandSF August 19, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • I dunno Lockland, but I remember playing Javier Lopez in right-field back in May.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Oh, and we pinch-ran Buchholz for Varitek a few games ago too. So he was IN the infield…

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Too much movement on the breaking pitches?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Youkilis reaches on E4; but Obervay still made the tag, Sox radio sez

    Yooks steals second.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Kotchman also with an SB. all the sacrifices lately. Is Tito preparing to manage in the postseason or is he just manufacturing runs?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • BAY HOMERS!!!!!
    WOOOOOO!!!!
    5-1!
    Doc hangs one over the plate.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • For as many times as Doc shuts us down, it seems like we beat him.
    But then again, no Red Sox lead is safe, is it?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Liking Clay so far. If he develops and the Sox don’t make the playoffs, the season will still have offered a big positive.

    SF August 19, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Halladay done after 5? Unreal!

    rootbeerfloat August 19, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Wow, what a very un-Halladay night: 103 pitches after 5. Buchholz at 76.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Liking Clay so far. If he develops and the Sox don’t make the playoffs, the season will still have offered a big positive.
    *Waits for Rob to show up and tell everyone that he told us so and that the Sox were idiots for signing Penny*

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Probably behind a few too many hitters, but still real
    good stuff from Buck tonight.

    SF August 19, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • “*Waits for Rob to show up and tell everyone that he told us so and that the Sox were idiots for signing Penny*”
    Glad I’m not the only one who marvels at his predictability.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Buchholz with some bad luck, then gets out of the jam.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • BOOOO, I wanted them to send Buchholz back out there. He had some bad luck last inning, and he’s only at 94 pitches.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • Texas and TB both winning their games right now.

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Big Vic homers, Yook gets hit for the 11th time, takes his base, both benches warned. Fucking bullshit umpiring. This is probably on orders from Yankee Bob.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Youk hit! CHARGE THE MOUND!

    Atheose August 19, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Twinkies staging a comeback.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Saito in to close it.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Um…SF? Can you make a Yankee gamer? I feel some serious venting coming on…

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • This is one of those games that makes me wonder how we’re 7 games out.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • GAME!
    Red Sox finally win a road series.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • Leadoff single for the Captain…he is on FIRE!!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • …and then he steals 2nd. JETER IS GOD!!!!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Sox are on fire…this weekend should be epic.

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Yankee gamer up top.
    Come on, injuries!!!
    (we kid)

    SF August 19, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Oh, boy. Derek Jesus.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Watch yourself IBM…. ;)
    I will leave you to your celebration folks!

    krueg's ghost August 19, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Bucky’s ERA drops below 4.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • “Come on, injuries!!!
    (we kid)”
    Not me!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Now there’s a REAL Yankee gamer done by someone who was not out to hex our fine boys.

    attackgerbil August 19, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • 1B: Kotchman — 60 OPS+
    2B: Green — 69 OPS+
    SS: Gonzalez — 14 OPS+
    Added together, their respective OPS+es with Boston doesn’t equal that of Kevin Youkilis. It’s not terribly fair, since Kotchman has a 99 OPS+ this season, and Gonzalez has a 42 (wow).
    So let’s say 99-69-42 for the three double play partners.
    Let’s go back to the dark ages of Red Sox baseball to see if we can “top” that.
    In 1931, Bill Sweeney (88) played first, Rabbit Warstler (66) played second, and Hal Rhyne (86) played short.
    In 1930, it was Phil Todt (91), Bill Regan (78) and Rhyne (38). Rhyne only got 335 appearances, but he was backed up at short by Warstler, who was even worse (37).
    In 1929, that same trio went 81-91-71.
    In 1928, Todt and Regan went 84 and 81, respectively, while Wally Gerber posted a 43 OPS+ at short.
    In 1927, while the Yankees had Murderers Row, the Red Sox had one player who posted an OPS+ over 100 (outfielder Ira Flagstead posted a 103). They went 61-88-97 from right to left at the three DP positions.
    In 1926, it was 76-76-105.
    In 1925, it was 97-59-50. That may be our winner.
    The Sox had some decent first basemen in the early 1920s, but they started the decade with a flop: 82-64-79.
    I’m sure the Sox have fielded worse combos, given a combination of injuries and off days similar to the ones that have led to today’s. But think about that. In 1925, the Sox more often than not had a starting first baseman below league average, and a middle-infield combo that, when adding their OPS+ together, barely reached 100. Those were dark days, indeed.
    For the record, in 1925, the starting catcher posted a 76 OPS+ and the starting third baseman was at 97. No league-average hitters in the entire infield, and the team as a whole had a 77 OPS+.

    Paul SF August 19, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • Andy Parker really had a horseshit game behind the plate.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Any IF combo that included Jeff Fry was worse. Or was it Frye?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 19, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Jeff Frye’s OPS+ with Boston, by season: 93-103-77-81. Not great, but not as shabby as the 1920s.

    Paul SF August 19, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Paul, top-post that tomorrow AM, along with my comment as intro.

    SF August 19, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • The Red Sox are now alone in the Wild Card.
    Watch out Yankees!

    SoxFan August 20, 2009, 11:07 am
  • I didn’t realize the twins beat the rangers last night as well. So, alone in the WC for now (still fearing the Rays).

    dw (sf) August 20, 2009, 11:12 am
  • The word the FPer was looking for was “uninterested,” not “disinterested”:
    http://writing.lifetips.com/tip/8529/commonly-confused-words/c-f/disinterested-vs-uninterested.html
    (Disinterested implies impartiality; uninterested connotes boredom.)

    Hudson August 20, 2009, 3:29 pm

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