Sunday Afternoon Baseball: O’s-Sox Gamer

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.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 1:49 pm
  • Coming into this game, Buchholz had allowed 57 baserunners in 29 IP.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 1:55 pm
  • 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.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:01 pm
  • 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.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 2:15 pm
  • The bats are asleep. Or does everybody except the Twins and the White Sox now have five really good pitchers? Can’t be …

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:33 pm
  • Andino homers. 3-run bomb. 5-0.
    92-mph FB down the middle.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 2:45 pm
  • 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.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:46 pm
  • 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.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 2:47 pm
  • Buchholz now getting hammered.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 2:47 pm
  • Miller time soon.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:49 pm
  • Miller time now.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 2:50 pm
  • Our team is boring and bad.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 2:51 pm
  • Single for Hardy this time. Does that count as an improvement?

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:51 pm
  • 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.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 2:52 pm
  • 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?

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:53 pm
  • So presumably it was the ump who gave up all those homers?

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:55 pm
  • An out!! Hallelujah!!!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:56 pm
  • Aviles double. Can we avoid the shut-out after all?

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 2:59 pm
  • Yes, we can. Sweeney!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:01 pm
  • Very untimely DP for A-Gon.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:04 pm
  • 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?

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 3:04 pm
  • Now the world is even more confusing, as Miller strikes out the side on 13 pitches.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 3:10 pm
  • 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.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:11 pm
  • Speaking of teasing, how badly can the Sox do with the bases loaded and no out?

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 3:18 pm
  • Bases loaded, nobody out. How will they get out of this without scoring? I’m sure they’ll find a way.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:18 pm
  • Holy. Mackerel.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 3:19 pm
  • Middlebrooks GRAND SLAM!
    Reverse jinx working fulltime!!!!!!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:19 pm
  • Boring and bad UNTIL WILL MIDDLEBROOKS HITS A GRAND SLAM TO TIE IT!
    5-5!
    WOW!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 3:23 pm
  • Now Showalter has to ruin it by changing pitchers.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:25 pm
  • Mmmm…tastes like vintage 2010 Daniel Nava. The Sox did win that game, right?

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 3:27 pm
  • I think so. But Nava did homer in his first at bat. Middlebrooks waited a little.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:29 pm
  • Alas, the Red Sox can’t pile on. Get runners on 1st & 2nd with 1 out, get no more.
    5-5.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 3:32 pm
  • Should have take the lead here, but we just get long outs.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:33 pm
  • Albers walks the lead-off hitter. Please let us not fall behind again.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:37 pm
  • DP gets Albers out of the inning. Good.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 3:42 pm
  • 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

    I'mBillMcNeal May 6, 2012, 4:02 pm
  • Now, if we could get Middlebrook to pitch shutouts as well, that’d be something.
    Nice job by Albers, though.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 4:05 pm
  • Middlebrooks, that should be.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 4:06 pm
  • Now would be a good time for a Laser Show.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 4:18 pm
  • A Laser BB is fine too.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 4:20 pm
  • Really not Adrian’s day.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 4:23 pm
  • OK, who’s nastier looking – Padilla or Julian Tavarez?

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 4:31 pm
  • 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.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 4:37 pm
  • Well, looks like this game is going suck after all.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 4:46 pm
  • Would have been nice if it had caught a piece of the wall, but at least Salty atones and drives in the tying run.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 4:56 pm
  • And Salty’s sac fly gets back the run he effectively gave up.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 4:56 pm
  • Way to end the inning. It’ll end in tears.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:14 pm
  • The game, I mean.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:14 pm
  • And onto extras, thanks to a botched steal. Wonderful.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 5:14 pm
  • Uh oh, looks like Bad Aceves may be coming back…

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 5:18 pm
  • Yeah, Aceves is Superbad!
    Now win it for him.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:23 pm
  • 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.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 5:32 pm
  • Morales coming in. I’m crying already.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:33 pm
  • Who else but Morales is available, though?

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:34 pm
  • That looked elegant …

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:37 pm
  • If Morales hadn’t slipped he might have gotten Reynolds at first as well. But we’ll take the one out.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:38 pm
  • Middlebrooks looking great in the field as well.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:41 pm
  • Rookie mistake by Middlebrooks on the bath path.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 5:49 pm
  • If they don’t win it now they might need Josh Beckett to come in and pitch in relief …

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 6:02 pm
  • Adrian 0-5, he’s due.
    And he pops it up. Suck.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 6:08 pm
  • Absolutely brutal game for Gonzalez.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 6:08 pm
  • 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.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 6:40 pm
  • And now Middlebrooks makes life more difficult for Hill.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 6:42 pm
  • DP, thank god. Now win it, dammit.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 6:43 pm
  • Laser show please please please!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 6:50 pm
  • The incompetence of our hitters is staggering.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:09 pm
  • Even if these are the new, improved Orioles, they’re still the Orioles. I mean, no runs in seven innings against their bullpen?

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:11 pm
  • They’ll need reinforcements for tomorrow considering the likelihood of Doubront going deep into the game.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:14 pm
  • Pedey! Great fielding!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:17 pm
  • These bums can’t even hit position players.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:22 pm
  • E5.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:23 pm
  • Byrd out at home. Absolutely nothing going right.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:24 pm
  • I know all games this long have wacky stuff, but this is really pathetic.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 7:25 pm
  • That was interesting.

    attackgerbil May 6, 2012, 7:26 pm
  • Well, Salty does something right for a change.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:28 pm
  • Of course …

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:32 pm
  • Losing these marathons always sucks, but losing after coming so close is the worst. Especially when it gives a position player a save.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 7:34 pm
  • Sort of surprised that Darnell’s ERA is higher than Buchholz’s.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 7:38 pm
  • It’ll actually give the position player a win!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:40 pm
  • Now Adrian, please!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:42 pm
  • He’ll probably never have another game like this in his career. But why today!
    Not it’s up to our pitcher!

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:43 pm
  • Ok, now Gonzo’s day of misery is truly complete.

    stuck_working May 6, 2012, 7:44 pm
  • Who hits into a double play!
    This’ll be a lost season.
    Night everybody.

    pale blue eyes May 6, 2012, 7:44 pm
  • Not a good ending for Darnell.

    attackgerbil May 6, 2012, 7:45 pm
  • Fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, fail, FAIL, FAIL, FAIL!!!!!!!

    Devine May 6, 2012, 8:49 pm

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