Sox-M’s Gamer III

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….

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  • LETS GO SOX!
    (thats all I have to say for now)

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:15 pm
  • Second and third, no outs! How can we avoid scoring? Lets see…
    Papi pops to third. Good start…

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:18 pm
  • 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.
    Strangeola..hee hee.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:20 pm
  • Oh Damn, wrong thread. Oh well, you get the idea. Hee hee.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:22 pm
  • 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.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:25 pm
  • And your in total darkness, Hudson.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:26 pm
  • Got a problem with African-American fashions, Whatever?

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • 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!

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:27 pm
  • (Plus, you’re in the grammar penalty box. “Your” is a possessive. “You’re” was the verb for which you were looking.)

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:29 pm
  • Not at all. Sly Stone is my best friend.
    Trying to play the race card, Hudson?

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:30 pm
  • Hello? Sox game on, people!
    Does anyone know when Crisp comes back?

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:31 pm
  • pretty sharp on the grammar Huddy. Considering your posts, didn’t think you had it in you.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:32 pm
  • Instant analysis: In the first inning no Mariners swung at Beckett’s first pitch. In the second inning all of them have.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • Can you two just get a room or something? Sheesh…

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:34 pm
  • 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?

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • 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.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:37 pm
  • 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.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:38 pm
  • 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.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:39 pm
  • Thats two errors on Beltre. His “Suckitude Score” (a metric I just invented) is now stratospheric whereas before it was just atmospheric.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:41 pm
  • The pimp card? THAT’S a new one. Brilliant.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:42 pm
  • Sir Whatever is bravely running away!

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:43 pm
  • 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.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:43 pm
  • Huddy fell out of the stupid tree and hit every goddam branch on the way down.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:45 pm
  • Poor whatever. Comes here to troll as a Sox-hater but can’t handle any back-talk.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • Well, I don’t absolutely HAVE to leave. Maybe I’ll just hang around and slap little Huddy’s ass around for a while.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:47 pm
  • Matty: Then that’s pretty sloppy of MLB.com.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • Oh boy.
    Big sloppy play by Wily Mo Erra.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:48 pm
  • There goes the “best ERA in baseball”…

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • Let’s go Mariners! 2-2.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • I’ve got the Gamecast fired up, but they haven’t said yet what happened. How’d the Ms score?

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • Yeah, Beckett’s all the way up to 1.65 now… Send him down to Pawtucket!

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:50 pm
  • Heres hoping Beckett doesn’t become unhinged by this…

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 2:51 pm
  • Matty:
    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.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:52 pm
  • A strike-em-out-throw-em-out play to end the inning. That should settle Beckett down.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 2:54 pm
  • Another ball CRUSHED by Manny. He’s under the Mendoza line. (.200)

    whatever April 16, 2006, 2:58 pm
  • Huddy, say something will ya, I’m getting bored.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:00 pm
  • 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.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:04 pm
  • matty, Manny will all of a sudden wake up and whack like, 5 HRs in a week.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • DP. Pitcher’s best friend.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:09 pm
  • TEK! Thats hit number two! OK, we’re moving now.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:11 pm
  • Bases Giambi’d with Bathroom Break coming to the plate. This is what baseball is all about, folks.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:15 pm
  • Boy, did Reed misjudge that one, wind or not.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:18 pm
  • BB comes through! 3-2, Sox!

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:18 pm
  • WE: it sounds like the Ms defense has been hideous today. True?

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:19 pm
  • matty, at times, although the strong wind is making it tough.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:21 pm
  • Wow, wind held Loretta’s drive down. I thought that was off the Monster.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:23 pm
  • 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?

    SF April 16, 2006, 3:24 pm
  • matty, where are you located? Can’t get the Sox games on the radio?

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:25 pm
  • 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.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:27 pm
  • 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.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:33 pm
  • Back to back walks and here comes Tek.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:35 pm
  • 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!

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:37 pm
  • Through five innings: 98 pitches for Washburn, 68 for Beckettt.
    Bodes well for the Sox.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 3:44 pm
  • That is, if Pena can stop turning 50% of the balls hit his way into a triple for the Mariners.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • Ugh. This has been a brutal few days.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 3:46 pm
  • K!! We needed that. Now let’s get that third out, and hopefuly it won’t be to right field.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 3:47 pm
  • Nice hook by Beckett to get Sexson.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • 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…

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:48 pm
  • Yes!!! Joshy boy!!

    Laura April 16, 2006, 3:50 pm
  • Yeah! Nice work, josh!

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:51 pm
  • Beckett wants this win bad. (He must have a bet going with Schilling.)
    The offense has *got* to provide some more runs.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 3:52 pm
  • I agree, Huddy. Gamecast says we’ve left 15 guys on base. Hard to win when you do that.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • 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.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • Looks like Beckett’s day is done. Timlin in the pen. Another good start for Beckett I’m sorry to say.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • 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.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:13 pm
  • 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.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:19 pm
  • Gamecast said Manny hit a “sharp” ground ball. Think Manny’s breaking out?

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:22 pm
  • Manny gets an infield hit.
    1st/3rd, 2 outs for Tek.
    Gotta convert on runners in scoring position sooner or later.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • Nope. Line out. 2 more LOB.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:23 pm
  • The cumulative offensive futility continues unabated.
    Bleah…

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • 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.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:27 pm
  • 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.)

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:27 pm
  • Oh, and great outing by Beckett today. It was nice to have some confidence in the guy I was watching pitch today.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:29 pm
  • NESN: “Arroyo has *not* homered in this game.” LOL.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:29 pm
  • For some reason I too fear Timlin this year. No good reason – he was excellent last year – but he scares me nonetheless.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:29 pm
  • 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…

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • 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…

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • Another nice catch by Manny. I’m really not digging these deep fly balls though.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:31 pm
  • 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

    bosephus April 16, 2006, 4:32 pm
  • 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.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:32 pm
  • TIMMAH!!

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:33 pm
  • Does Mike Lowell have a nikename yet? Should we call him M-Low or something?

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • 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 April 16, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • Laura – Lets not do that.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • Actual yankees score: NY, 2-0. GiamSTERIODSbi hit one out.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • Go M-Low! (I’m seriously going to call him that until someone comes up with something better.)

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:36 pm
  • Ugh. I hate Giambi. He looks like a thug. And I don’t care that this is the wrong thread to talk about it.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • Beckett earned a win here. W.M. Pena can ice it for him.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • And now my mother is complaining about the pronunciation of Wily Mo’s name. I hate living with non-baseball fans.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:39 pm
  • If anyone every had Roids Face, it’s Giambi. His cheeks are a mile wide, florid, with bug eyes.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:39 pm
  • 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…)

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:39 pm
  • 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?

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:40 pm
  • People say Gonzalez doesn’t go up there with a plan. I disagree. I just think his plan is to strikeout.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:41 pm
  • 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.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • Gonzo Ks. To the 9th, and Papelbon.
    That makes 21 cumulative LOB, 9 team LOB.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • How about Mikey T. for Timlin, and Mikey L. for Lowell?

    whatever April 16, 2006, 4:42 pm
  • 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.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • PAPS!!!

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • 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.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • A bullet caught. Lucky Paps

    whatever April 16, 2006, 4:45 pm
  • 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 April 16, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • Laura Jane..I like that

    whatever April 16, 2006, 4:46 pm
  • One out to go. Let’s go. there’s strike 1.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • Two balls hard hit.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • 2 down on 8 pitches… I don’t consider that luck. Francona was smart to move the outfield around.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • Papelbon’s ERA is still 0. 6 saves in 6 opportunities.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • WE–I definately do not. Yeah! Pap!!! That’s save #6. And Joshy boy is 3-0. Sweet.

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • 1-2-3! Thats the Paps I know and love. Sox win! Sox win!

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • That’s that. Back to the Yankee thread. C’mon over Laura Jane.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • Oooops. No more Laura Jane. Got it.

    whatever April 16, 2006, 4:50 pm
  • 8-4 record, .666 winning percentage.
    DiNardo tomorrow.

    Hudson April 16, 2006, 4:50 pm
  • 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!

    Laura April 16, 2006, 4:50 pm
  • 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.

    mattymatty April 16, 2006, 4:52 pm

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