So We’re Really Enjoying This Whole Devil Rays Business: Sox-SatanFish Gamer IV

A full quarter of the Sox’ remaining games are against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Tim Wakefield is 8-0 at Tropicana Field.

The D-Rays have lost five straight to the Yankees and Orioles, seven of their last 10 and 15 of 20. The Red Sox have won six of seven.

The Red Sox have just taken three of four from Cleveland in a potential playoff preview and re-extended their AL East lead to a comfortable 7.5 games.

Things are looking up. Let’s hope they stay that way.

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  • No gamer for Yanks-O’s? How are we supposed to discuss the disruption of the space-time continuum that the suspended game is causing?

    yankeemonkey July 27, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • Oh, man, are people watching the Yanks-O’s suspended game? It began at 8-6 in the bottom of the 8th; in the bottom of the ninth, Baltimore has scored 1 run, and with two out has runners at the corners against Rivera.
    I doubt they’ll pull it off, but it’s a lot of fun for a SF anytime Mo is made to sweat.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • Well the Yanks hold on to win the remainder of the suspended game.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Ah well… Rivera gets out #3. But it was fun while it lasted.
    Nothing happening at the Trop (0-0 going to the bottom of the 2nd), but the Sox have made the Rays pitcher throw 38 pitches already.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:40 pm
  • Hammel with 3K’s through 2 innings. Isn’t this team the Yanks ran the score up on?

    Rob July 27, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • I suspect the Sox will get to Hammel soon enough.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • Unfortunately, right now the Rays are getting to Wakes. 1-0, two out, runners at the corners. I thought he was supposed to love this park!

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Wakes is *not* finding the plate.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Loaded up. Jeepers.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:50 pm
  • (Jeepers because it’s Crawford.)

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:50 pm
  • Phew. Crawford decides to swing at the first pitch of a guy who’s not throwing strikes, and grounds out.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Mirabelli, thanks for 2004 but I won’t miss you. Siddown and let the real hitters bat.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF July 27, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • Since May 15th, Wakefield has posted an ERA of 6.41, with a .864 OPS against.
    He was great until then, one of the best in the majors at that point, but he has been, probably, one of the worst in baseball (including an 8-inning gem against the Rockies and a good 6.2-inning outing against Texas) since then.
    Would the Sox resign him next year at his usual $4 million and give him a slot in their rotation if he keeps this horrendous streak up?

    AndrewYF July 27, 2007, 7:57 pm
  • Well, he took that pitch for decent ride to left-center. To no effect, though.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Another inning of longish at-bats against Hammel that produces zilch.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Lugo played with Upton, he knows how fast he is. Why so slow with the throw?

    no sleep til brooklyn SF July 27, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • papi breaks up the no hitter with a single through the shift.

    sf rod July 27, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • Papi breaks up Hammel’s no-hitter, to no effect. 3 out.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Jinx, sf rod

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • I think the Sox will keep Wakefield around. At worst he can eat innings in the pen (he’s played every role possible there in the past) and fill in if a starter gets injured.
    He’s 11-9 on the season, so it’s way too early to say. Plus if anyone deserves some veteran consideration, it’s Tim.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • This is shaping up like a bizarroworld version of Sabathia v. Beckett.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • What the F^&^!!! HAMMEL OF THE DEVILRAYS IS PITCHING!!

    Rob July 27, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • um…..so yeah…..i’m totally stoaked we get to play the d-rays and o’s for the next two entire months but, i would hate to think young pitchers and crappy lineups become our undoing.
    get some damn hits or at the least, work a pitch count.

    sf rod July 27, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Six strikeouts for Wakefield, 1 run through five innings… This is now looking like a “quality start,” one the Sox are at risk of totally squandering.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Mirabelli strikes out on three pitches. What a friggin scrub. I am tired of seeing him in the lineup every five days.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Yay! A walk! Progress made.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF July 27, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Cora steals?

    Rob July 27, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Lugo walks

    Rob July 27, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Fossum warming up in the pen.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Holy macaroni!!! Youk homers. It has been what seemed like an eon since he last did that.
    Finally 3-1 us.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • w00t! All I care about are wins, baby.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF July 27, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Ortiz strikes out on high cheese.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Crisp lines out to end the inning with the bases loaded.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • It seems as though I spoke too soon re: Wakefield.

    AndrewYF July 27, 2007, 9:11 pm
  • Hey hey, the O’s just went up 2-1 on the Yankees.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • Last AB Belli struck out on 3 pitches. So the guy tries to change it up and make an improvement. He does this time and K’s on 4 pitches.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • 3-1 O’s

    Rob July 27, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • Fossum pitched a quick inning that time.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Delcarmen relieves Wakefield.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • Delcarmen with a 7 pitch inning. Awesome.

    Rob July 27, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • Another crisp inning for Manny D.

    pale blue eyes July 27, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • Manny (Ramirez’s) average keeps climbing — up to .306 now. And to think that just a month ago, a few were acting as if he were entering his twilight years…

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Drew gets it done with a single, bringing home Big Papi… 4-1 Sox. Another insurance run would be nice.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Lowell *doesn’t* get it done, with a pop-out to CF. Coco’s turn w/ 2 outs.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Mirabelli with an RBI?

    Rob July 27, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • Coco gets it done (two-bagger) and so does Belli (single). 7-1 Sox.
    Okay, I’m starting to de-stress about the Sox having a zillion games against the Rays… Every reliever they’ve brought in has allowed at least one run.

    Hudson July 27, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • I’m not in any way confident about an Oriole lead over anyone, let alone the Yankees, until there’s three outs in the top of the ninth.

    Paul SF July 27, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • So that’s that … Now let’s hope the Orioles can find a way to get the job done. Just like Paul I’m not optimistic though. Well, as long as we keep doing our part …

    pale blue eyes July 27, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Game
    7-1

    Rob July 27, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • This is shaping up like a bizarroworld version of Sabathia v. Beckett.
    Such a matchup would be bizarro in and of itself, as those two didn’t face each other this week anyway. :)

    QuoSF July 28, 2007, 5:01 am

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