Hey, guys. How about NOT FALLING 8 F$%CKING RUNS BEHIND IN THE SECOND INNING!??!
Another mellow Friday in front of the tube. Discuss the game here.
Mr. Clutch: waiting for the ninth again!
vicodin doing the trick yet, YF?
YF: ruining his credibility with every post.
Funny how Moyer started throwing SLOWER and got out of that jam.
Ortiz is clearly overpaid. (PS: it’s Tylenol w/ codeine, and it’s wearing the bleep off rapidly).
Not before your last two posts it hasn’t worn off.
No jinx, I hope, but Curt looks really good so far.
I don’t have the game – how does Schilling look?
Carl Everett sighting. Hide your dinosaurs.
Its OK, he won’t see them anyway.
Schilling is looking WAY too sharp for my liking.
Really, really good.
mattymatty, he’s a bit chubby and pasty.
So, has there been a bigger free agent bust than Adrian Beltre? He was terrible last year and he’s hitting .139 this year. Ugh.
Beltre’s value in my fantasy auction draft plummeted from last year to this year. He went for $35 last year, and I got him for $1 this year. He’s clearly not playing up to my price tag.
“Ortiz is clearly overpaid.”
This coming from a guy who’s team is paying Mussina, Pavano and Wright $34.6 mil.
You should probably shouldn’t take any more medecine- you’re obviously not thinking clearly.
apparently, YF’s codeine induced jokes are not well-received by the New Englanders.
I got them. Don’t generalize!
I think YF was joking, Mayday.
Nick – Sexson isn’t doing much better. You don’t have him too I hope.
The jig is up: YF IS JOE SHEEHAN!!
Wily Mo is very large.
What are the chances of Moyer throwing even one strike to Wily Mo all night? I’d put the over/under at about 20%.
no, I don’t, but my team sucks anyway right now. Crawford has stolen 1 base, my pitching staff is in shambles, I’m losing years to the stress.
Wily Mo hit the ball very high. Unfotunately also very short. 2 down.
I don’t play fantasy for the same reason I don’t smoke: I’d probably like it too much, and its probably not that good for me.
Also, it would cause me to root against the Red Sox at some point, and I won’t have that. Whats your policy on drafting Red Sox players, Nick? Are you opposed to it?
Oops! “Bathroom Break” Gonzalez got a hit.
(Come on, everybody! Play along!)
Moyer just got totally hosed by the home plate ump on a clear strike.
I thrown allegiance out the door. So, I’ve had plenty of Sox on my fantasy teams in years past. Oddly, none this year. I think it’s because I had Foulke last year.
Moyer flirtin’ with disaster.
Come on, Loretta. Bases plugged. Though the inning should be over.
Youk really knows the plate. I can’t believe it’s taken him this long to get a full time job.
Darn. Still, lots of pitches and lots of baserunners, and it’s really early. Bodes well.
I’m glad you mentioned Moyer getting squeezed. Coming from a NY fan would sound a little, uh, biased.
Damn. Meat of the order coming up next inning…
Love that improved infield D.
Schilling has thrown 37 pitches through 3 innings. Pretty economical. Just for comparison, Moyer has thrown 51 through 2.
Thought Moyer had Papi looking on that third pitch.
Who else has been trying ESPN’s Gamecast beta? It’s really, really slick. I have it going while watching the game live, and I have to say I am impressed.
Manny looks off. Maybe it’s the steroids.
Manny hasn’t looked too good this year. He seems pretty far off. He’s swinging and missing a lot.
Manny started last year worse than this year.
Way to go, Curt! Let’s get him some runs, guys.
I don’t like this slow start stuff. Its becoming a habit…
8 pitch inning for Schill. High quality stuff.
I am not sure I like ESPN’s gamecast. I find the MLB interface a little easier for getting a quick sense of the game. Also, there seems to be more information readily available.
I never use ESPN anymore. MLB is, IMHO, far superior.
Is YF passed out in a codeine-induced puddle?
Hmm. Should Moyer load them up?
Rally!! Come on WILY MO!
With Wily Mo? Aren’t the odds in Moyer’s favor?
The Black Hole comes through!
Alright, Bathroom Break! Sox finally break through!
…and WHY did Alex Cora pinch hit for him last night, again?
By the way, the “Black Hole” nickname was meant in purely astronomical terms.
Say it with me now…
Minor squander there. Still, a lead.
We’re leaving guys on base at a pretty high rate… Don’t like to blow so many good scoring ops… Did anyone see if Gonzalez was really out at home? Was it even close?
The Sox are going to regret not cashing in the cheap runs, like the Mariners just did.
Beltre has poor career stats against Schilling.
Johjima is great fun to watch.
What an amazing at bat by Johjima. No wonder so many pundits picked him as ROY.
Morneau had a really good AB there.
Sorry.. wrong thread.
Sheesh, Manny… Does anybody K twice against Moyer since like 1963?
Manny is really, really struggling. I can’t remember this many bad at-bats. And he stunk last year, too. But this seems a tad more futile to me.
The bottom 4 of the lineup has 5 hits, the top 5 has one. Not expected.
Weird night… Hopefully we can put a few more on the board. I don’t really feel secure with only a one run lead.
SF – This may sound like mumbo jumbo, but it seems like Ortiz and Ramirez feed off each other. I need to look it up and see if there really is a correlation.
8 men LOB in 5 innings, most of them in scoring position it seems. This is the type of game many teams lose, when they don’t put guys across the plate.
How does that explain Ortiz’ hot start, AG?
SF – Small sample set? I was more speaking across a season. Anyway, like I said, I need to investigate stats to back this up; I may be full of it. It’s more of a reaction based on watching a lot of games, with what may be false memories.
Nickel and dime shit here. Maybe the Sox should emulate.
Come on Curt, one more. Well done so far.
WHIFF!!! Great job by Schilling, King two guys in a row with a man at third.
If the M’s are going to have a chance in the West, they have to nickle and dime. Meanwhile, Javy Lopez looks overmatched.
It’s Jose Lopez, not Javy.
i smell a big inning coming up for us.
Sorry. Good catch SF. And Jose was outmatched.
…after the obligatory Pena K.
I know the bottom of the lineup is doing well tonight, but I can’t help but look forward to the day that Crisp and Nixon are back as regulars. The depth is so important.
Moyer is over 100 pitches. Amazing how durable that guy is.
Second k for ARod
Double post. oops.
Jeez, take a friggin’ pitch, Lowell.
I think Curt is back. For real.
think he’ll pitch a complete game, SF?
104 pitches for Curt. Meh. Bring in Papelbon.
Stuck- Schilling’s next start is against Tampa. Why not?
I think it’s JP time.
Wouldn’t this be some seriously painful poetic justice?
Ichiro whiffs! One to go.
Just BLEW that one by him.
Scary, wall-banger. Nice play by Manny to keep it to a single.
DONE! Another save for Papelbon, and another win for Schilling.
“Beckett and Schilling and…”
game set match!
.700 record, baby.
Just got back from Mexico – what’d I miss? Nice to see a W today, regardless.
Coco and Papi locked up, Coco and Trotter down, JP still rocking it, .700 record, found the real Schill, Beckett yelling at people, Riske on the “DL” . . .
Wow, you guys have been busy this week.
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