Yesterday was ugly for everyone. The Sox throw Beckett at the M’s today in an effort at redemption. Here’s hoping they don’t get it. Let the running commentary begin….
LETS GO SOX!
(thats all I have to say for now)
Second and third, no outs! How can we avoid scoring? Lets see…
Papi pops to third. Good start…
Considering how good a player Alex is, I don’t care if he wears panty hose.
Meanwhile, did you see Big Papi-Pimp at the press conference announcing his contract extension? He looked like he should be a cast member of “Hustle and Flow”.
Black pinstripe suit, Big diamond earrings, Big diamond necklace, and some kind of a bizzare fur hat that Puff Daddy/P. Diddy would think twice about wearing.
Oh Damn, wrong thread. Oh well, you get the idea. Hee hee.
Whatever: Re Papi’s outfits… You’re so culturally enlightened.
Considering how good a player Alex is, I don’t care if he wears panty hose.
Good thing you feel that way, because he *does* wear panty hose. (Source: Jeter)
2-0 Sox after one inning.
And your in total darkness, Hudson.
Got a problem with African-American fashions, Whatever?
Sox score 2 runs on a walk, a double, a ground out and an error, compliments of Adrian Beltre, possibly the worst free agent signing in baseball history. (Thanks Adrian)
That there is a major league calibre offense, people!
(Plus, you’re in the grammar penalty box. “Your” is a possessive. “You’re” was the verb for which you were looking.)
Not at all. Sly Stone is my best friend.
Trying to play the race card, Hudson?
Hello? Sox game on, people!
Does anyone know when Crisp comes back?
pretty sharp on the grammar Huddy. Considering your posts, didn’t think you had it in you.
Instant analysis: In the first inning no Mariners swung at Beckett’s first pitch. In the second inning all of them have.
Can you two just get a room or something? Sheesh…
MLB.com says Beckett has the “Best ERA in baseball. I find that hard to believe, but there it is. Anyone care to dispute it?
Whatever: You played the “pimp” card and then try to turn it around on someone who calls you on it? Talk about passive-agressive.
Yankee fans have no class. And you’re in 5th place.
MattyMatty: I think they mean best ERA of starting pitchers who have pitched more than a handful of innings. There are others (e.g. Papelbon) with 0.00 ERAs.
Beckett’s down to 1.12 after the first two innings today.
Hey, no problem matty. Why should I waste time making a fool of Huddy when he does such a good job of it himself?
I gotta go soon anyway.
Thats two errors on Beltre. His “Suckitude Score” (a metric I just invented) is now stratospheric whereas before it was just atmospheric.
The pimp card? THAT’S a new one. Brilliant.
Sir Whatever is bravely running away!
WE: No, stick around and watch the Sox win with us.
Huddy: MLB.com said, and I quote: “The best ERA in baseball.” I assumed caveats as well, but they didn’t mention any. I thought that strange, and thusly I brought it to your attention.
Huddy fell out of the stupid tree and hit every goddam branch on the way down.
Poor whatever. Comes here to troll as a Sox-hater but can’t handle any back-talk.
Well, I don’t absolutely HAVE to leave. Maybe I’ll just hang around and slap little Huddy’s ass around for a while.
Matty: Then that’s pretty sloppy of MLB.com.
Big sloppy play by Wily Mo Erra.
There goes the “best ERA in baseball”…
Let’s go Mariners! 2-2.
I’ve got the Gamecast fired up, but they haven’t said yet what happened. How’d the Ms score?
Yeah, Beckett’s all the way up to 1.65 now… Send him down to Pawtucket!
Heres hoping Beckett doesn’t become unhinged by this…
Error by Loretta.
Then a Wily Moment as a drive scoots under his glove and rolls (for a triple) at 2 mph practically to the wall.
Then a bloop single that falls between Manny, Mohr and AGon.
A strike-em-out-throw-em-out play to end the inning. That should settle Beckett down.
Another ball CRUSHED by Manny. He’s under the Mendoza line. (.200)
Huddy, say something will ya, I’m getting bored.
Manny looked really bad to start the season last year, but this is worse. He can’t hit pitches in his wheelhouse. I admit, I have as much confidence in Manny as anyone, but this scares me.
matty, Manny will all of a sudden wake up and whack like, 5 HRs in a week.
DP. Pitcher’s best friend.
TEK! Thats hit number two! OK, we’re moving now.
Bases Giambi’d with Bathroom Break coming to the plate. This is what baseball is all about, folks.
Boy, did Reed misjudge that one, wind or not.
BB comes through! 3-2, Sox!
WE: it sounds like the Ms defense has been hideous today. True?
matty, at times, although the strong wind is making it tough.
Wow, wind held Loretta’s drive down. I thought that was off the Monster.
I am at my in-laws. No baseball, no internet, just my rapidly dying blackberry. Seems like the Sox’ situational hitting these last few days has just been hideous.
And perhaps “BB” should be Manny’s new nickname?
matty, where are you located? Can’t get the Sox games on the radio?
I’m in Philadelphia. Only way to get Sox games here is to pick up 1410 (I think) out of Hartford CT at night on the bridge over I676 (and don’t think I haven’t done that before, because I have).
Actually, I’m supposed to be writing a 30 page paper for school (due tomorrow of course), but that usually doesn’t happen while the Sox are in action.
matty, I get most of the games on Directv, but there’s occasional blackouts, in which case I go to MLB.com where for 14.95 you can get home and away radio broadcasts for all the games, for all the teams, which I like better than gamecast or gameday, or whatever. Just a suggestion.
Back to back walks and here comes Tek.
OK, Washburn has thrown 2 strikes in his last 13 pitches. The count is 1-0. Do you take or swing away? Tek says: Swing away! (and ground into a double play) Think, McFly! Think!
Through five innings: 98 pitches for Washburn, 68 for Beckettt.
Bodes well for the Sox.
That is, if Pena can stop turning 50% of the balls hit his way into a triple for the Mariners.
Ugh. This has been a brutal few days.
K!! We needed that. Now let’s get that third out, and hopefuly it won’t be to right field.
Nice hook by Beckett to get Sexson.
Laura, right on. It speaks well that we could play so badly and still not lose all the games. Beckett is pitching well today, and Wake did yesterday. We’ve just got to get some guys off the DL and I think we’ll be fine.
Hopefully Beckett can sit down the perpetually slumping Beltre…
Yes!!! Joshy boy!!
Yeah! Nice work, josh!
Beckett wants this win bad. (He must have a bet going with Schilling.)
The offense has *got* to provide some more runs.
I agree, Huddy. Gamecast says we’ve left 15 guys on base. Hard to win when you do that.
Ya know what, that Left On Base stat is cumulative, meaning if Ortiz comes up with three guys on, Ks, and then Manny does the same thing thats six guys left on base, even though there were only three actual guys on base. Shorthand: never mind.
Looks like Beckett’s day is done. Timlin in the pen. Another good start for Beckett I’m sorry to say.
It’s 15 cumulative LOB, and 6 team LOB.
Soft single by Loretta. A chance to convert for Ortiz and Manny… M’s are bringing in a lefty.
Dah! Big Papi seems to be catching a bit of whatever it is that Manny has.
Yankees are down 10-0 in the first inning.
Gamecast said Manny hit a “sharp” ground ball. Think Manny’s breaking out?
Manny gets an infield hit.
1st/3rd, 2 outs for Tek.
Gotta convert on runners in scoring position sooner or later.
Nope. Line out. 2 more LOB.
The cumulative offensive futility continues unabated.
Nice catch by Manny. But for some reason I get this horrible feeling in my gut everytime Timlin comes into a game. I’d almost rather see Foulke out there.
10-0? Funny guy. Try 0-0.
Speaking of funny, that little hop by Manny was kind of amusing. Much moreso because he caught the ball.
(TB won, Baltimore and Toronto are losing. Good day to extend the Sox’s Eastern lead.)
Oh, and great outing by Beckett today. It was nice to have some confidence in the guy I was watching pitch today.
NESN: “Arroyo has *not* homered in this game.” LOL.
For some reason I too fear Timlin this year. No good reason – he was excellent last year – but he scares me nonetheless.
Laura, you didn’t have confidence in Wakes yesterday? He threw a complete game, with just three runs. Normally that should be more than enough for the Sox to win…
Arroyo didn’t homer, true, but he did give up 5 runs in five innings (or close to it – I don’t have the box score handy).
2 down, Timmy. One more, baby…
Another nice catch by Manny. I’m really not digging these deep fly balls though.
It appears as though Timlin is wearing camoflauge under his uni. You can take the bow hunter out of the Everglades, but . . .
Two nice catches for Manny in LF. go sawx
I did have confidence in Wake, but I missed the better part of the game. I had to go to school during school vaca for a band thing at 2:30.
Does Mike Lowell have a nikename yet? Should we call him M-Low or something?
Pap warming always makes me feel better. It just does. I feel like when he’s in the game, that lead will be untouchable.
Laura – Lets not do that.
Actual yankees score: NY, 2-0. GiamSTERIODSbi hit one out.
Go M-Low! (I’m seriously going to call him that until someone comes up with something better.)
Ugh. I hate Giambi. He looks like a thug. And I don’t care that this is the wrong thread to talk about it.
Beckett earned a win here. W.M. Pena can ice it for him.
And now my mother is complaining about the pronunciation of Wily Mo’s name. I hate living with non-baseball fans.
If anyone every had Roids Face, it’s Giambi. His cheeks are a mile wide, florid, with bug eyes.
How about “Mike Lowell”? Those dumb nicknames are yankees things. Have you ever heard a yankees game on the radio? their announcer can’t call anyone by their actual name. During the actual radio broadcast he calls Rodriguez “a-rod”, Jeter “captian” , etc. Its supremely irritating, and its probably better if we just don’t go there.
Big Papi is admittedly an exception I’m willing to make. (not that any of this is up to me, but if it was…)
Yeah, matty, but I like to shorten people’s names when I’m rooting for them, so I need something for Mike Lowell. And I don’t like M-Low, and Mikey is Mike Timlin, so now what?
People say Gonzalez doesn’t go up there with a plan. I disagree. I just think his plan is to strikeout.
Okay, here comes Pap (see, I like to shorten the names, but there’s nothing to do with Mike, considering it’s already shortened). That makes me a happy camper. Although an extra run would have been nice.
Gonzo Ks. To the 9th, and Papelbon.
That makes 21 cumulative LOB, 9 team LOB.
How about Mikey T. for Timlin, and Mikey L. for Lowell?
Laura, OK, how about “Low-Dog”? Or “The El”? Or “$9 Million guy that we didn’t want, but he’s here so lets just all make the best of the situation” We could shorten that to 9MGTWDWBHHSLJAMTBOTS.
That could work, WE. I’ll consider it, but changing a nickname (or adding to it) is always annoying. Like when I was in fourth grade, another Laura came into my class in the middle of the year, and my teacher called me Laura Jane for the rest of the year. Now that’s not very fair, and it was really annoying.
A bullet caught. Lucky Paps
The El. Hmmmmmmm. I kind of like it. All of these are much better nikenames than M-Low, I must admit. Well, not Low-Dog, but the rest of them. now, let’s go Pap!
Laura Jane..I like that
One out to go. Let’s go. there’s strike 1.
Two balls hard hit.
2 down on 8 pitches… I don’t consider that luck. Francona was smart to move the outfield around.
Papelbon’s ERA is still 0. 6 saves in 6 opportunities.
WE–I definately do not. Yeah! Pap!!! That’s save #6. And Joshy boy is 3-0. Sweet.
1-2-3! Thats the Paps I know and love. Sox win! Sox win!
That’s that. Back to the Yankee thread. C’mon over Laura Jane.
Oooops. No more Laura Jane. Got it.
8-4 record, .666 winning percentage.
I’m being kicked off the computer now by my non-baseball loving mother, so have fun bashing (or rooting for) the Yankees, guys. Go Twinkies!
Go Twins! I gotta go write my paper now, but I’ll pop in on the other thread from time to time. Good win today.
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