Gotta love lounging on a lazy Sunday watching the games, watching other people go to work. Clay Buchholz has had a dismal season. He gets the start today with the hope of turning things around against Tommy Hunter and the Orioles. Comment away.
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A banner day already for the Boring Sox.
Cook goes on DL bec. of the knee laceration. Andrew Miller recalled.
Buchholz gives up a homer to the second batter he faced, and four hard-hit balls in the top of the first. 1-0 bot 1.
Pedey IF single w/2 outs, the caught stealing.
Our fate is sealed early. This game will be bad and boring.
Coming into this game, Buchholz had allowed 57 baserunners in 29 IP.
This game began just as I feared it would. But Buchholz strikes out the side in the second. Be nice if our offense could put in an appearance for once.
Hardy hammers a hanging curveball, his second of the game. 2-0. Nine homers now allowed by Bucky on the season. Somehow it seems like it should be more than that.
The bats are asleep. Or does everybody except the Twins and the White Sox now have five really good pitchers? Can’t be …
Andino homers. 3-run bomb. 5-0.
92-mph FB down the middle.
Got a break there. Good thing Wieters is so slow.
Another terrible outing for Clay.
And as I type it gets more terrible with a three-run shot by Andino.
Clay cannot possibly be healthy, pitching like that.
Man, watching these games is awful. The Sox look hopeless and, even worse, boring. Buchholz clearly doesn’t have it this year and I have no idea how he’ll improve. At this point, I think I’m rooting for a Rangers/Cardinals World Series reunion more than anything else – that would be some quality entertainment.
Buchholz now getting hammered.
Miller time soon.
Miller time now.
Our team is boring and bad.
Single for Hardy this time. Does that count as an improvement?
You know things are bad when you’re looking forward to having the guy with an ERA of almost 6 in the minors take over.
I’m not good at lip reading. Did Buchholz have anything to say for himself when he talked to Valentine? Did he want to stay in the game?
So presumably it was the ump who gave up all those homers?
An out!! Hallelujah!!!
Aviles double. Can we avoid the shut-out after all?
Yes, we can. Sweeney!
Very untimely DP for A-Gon.
What kind of a world do we live in where Aviles and Sweeney end the shutout, only for Pedroia and A-Gon to completely destroy the momentum?
Now the world is even more confusing, as Miller strikes out the side on 13 pitches.
Nice inning for Miller. I’m sure he’s teasing us.
Still, if our bats could do a little damage now this might not be so boring.
Speaking of teasing, how badly can the Sox do with the bases loaded and no out?
Bases loaded, nobody out. How will they get out of this without scoring? I’m sure they’ll find a way.
Middlebrooks GRAND SLAM!
Reverse jinx working fulltime!!!!!!
Boring and bad UNTIL WILL MIDDLEBROOKS HITS A GRAND SLAM TO TIE IT!
Now Showalter has to ruin it by changing pitchers.
Mmmm…tastes like vintage 2010 Daniel Nava. The Sox did win that game, right?
I think so. But Nava did homer in his first at bat. Middlebrooks waited a little.
Alas, the Red Sox can’t pile on. Get runners on 1st & 2nd with 1 out, get no more.
Should have take the lead here, but we just get long outs.
Albers walks the lead-off hitter. Please let us not fall behind again.
DP gets Albers out of the inning. Good.
From Gordon Edes:
Uncanny: Almost same time Middlebrooks hit HR, his sister Lacey hit 3-R HR for University of Tulsa softball. She’s also pitching 1-H shutout
Now, if we could get Middlebrook to pitch shutouts as well, that’d be something.
Nice job by Albers, though.
Middlebrooks, that should be.
Now would be a good time for a Laser Show.
A Laser BB is fine too.
Really not Adrian’s day.
OK, who’s nastier looking – Padilla or Julian Tavarez?
Salty drops a pop-up in foul territory and then Jones gets walked. And now he throws one into the outfield. Strange way to hand the game to the O’s.
Well, looks like this game is going suck after all.
Would have been nice if it had caught a piece of the wall, but at least Salty atones and drives in the tying run.
And Salty’s sac fly gets back the run he effectively gave up.
Way to end the inning. It’ll end in tears.
The game, I mean.
And onto extras, thanks to a botched steal. Wonderful.
Uh oh, looks like Bad Aceves may be coming back…
Yeah, Aceves is Superbad!
Now win it for him.
The bullpen has been really great this game, but this is asking a lot. And having Aceves out to start the 11th was just asking way too much. Stupid.
Morales coming in. I’m crying already.
Who else but Morales is available, though?
That looked elegant …
If Morales hadn’t slipped he might have gotten Reynolds at first as well. But we’ll take the one out.
Middlebrooks looking great in the field as well.
Rookie mistake by Middlebrooks on the bath path.
If they don’t win it now they might need Josh Beckett to come in and pitch in relief …
Adrian 0-5, he’s due.
And he pops it up. Suck.
Absolutely brutal game for Gonzalez.
I hate this games. It’s so wrong for Hill to have to pitch multiple innings, so soon after coming back from Tommy John surgery.
It must be nice to have starters who regularly go seven or maybe even eight innings. Wonder how that feels.
And now Middlebrooks makes life more difficult for Hill.
DP, thank god. Now win it, dammit.
Laser show please please please!
The incompetence of our hitters is staggering.
Even if these are the new, improved Orioles, they’re still the Orioles. I mean, no runs in seven innings against their bullpen?
They’ll need reinforcements for tomorrow considering the likelihood of Doubront going deep into the game.
Pedey! Great fielding!
These bums can’t even hit position players.
Byrd out at home. Absolutely nothing going right.
I know all games this long have wacky stuff, but this is really pathetic.
That was interesting.
Well, Salty does something right for a change.
Of course …
Losing these marathons always sucks, but losing after coming so close is the worst. Especially when it gives a position player a save.
Sort of surprised that Darnell’s ERA is higher than Buchholz’s.
It’ll actually give the position player a win!
Now Adrian, please!
He’ll probably never have another game like this in his career. But why today!
Not it’s up to our pitcher!
Ok, now Gonzo’s day of misery is truly complete.
Who hits into a double play!
This’ll be a lost season.
Not a good ending for Darnell.
Fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, FAIL, FAIL, FAIL!!!!!!!