Categories Sox Gamers/Postmortems Sunday in the Park: Rangers-Sox Gamer Post author By SF Post date June 7, 2009 73 Comments on Sunday in the Park: Rangers-Sox Gamer Rubbah. Chat here. ← Could This Work? → For Krueg: Rays-Yanks Gamer 73 replies on “Sunday in the Park: Rangers-Sox Gamer” Dice-K 3-0 career vs. Rangers. If they’re as aggressive today as they were against Lester, that should help us. How many batters until Dice-K’s ERA dips below 7.00? I am enjoying MIchael Kay semi-complain about Matt Garza’s stretch position, that it might be a balk. Of course, Andy Pettitte has the best move ever (which also happens to be a balk every time). Ah, the double standards. We love them. Can’t get MLB working, not so sure that’s a bad thing, already! Yeesh, Dice. No gamer for us…just needs to be said, we suck balls. that is all. Strikes out the side, 9.00 game ERA. I’d put up a gamer, but Nick did it for us and the Sox went on an 11-0 streak, and as unsuperstitious as I am I can’t bring myself. Feel free to use this one to document the inappropriate fist pumps. Young has the Rangers’ last three hits. WTF, Youk. Wake up. Picked off of second, terrible. I don’t think you guys want me in here…can someone else put one up? I need to vent. 0-1. game. joba sucks and so do our pathetic bats. I’ll put one up, but it’s not because I want to. thanks. Ok, krueg, it’s up. Have at it. Vizquel reportedly would not mind going to Boston if they traded for him. Maybe he thinks today is an audition. Dice is really having a shitty year. The Sox ought to be able to get a few off of Padilla, who is atrocious. That being said, the way Dice is pitching they are going to have to score double or triple that. Not boding well for our boys today at this point. MLBtv’s feed today is non-existent, just terrible. Worthless, in fact. Resorting to listening on the iPhone. Ah, it’s on TBS here in NYC! TV! Ortiz pops up the 3-2 pitch, he should have done more with that, of course. Familiar sight. Bay gunned down stealing. That’s two baserunners eliminated on the paths in two innings. Frustrating. Honestly, the guy on the mound is putrid, so why do you let him get outs without throwing a pitch, basically? That’s two free ones. Heads out of asses, please. Dice just doesn’t make his waste pitches good enough. They miss by a mile, so what’s the point? Back to listening on the iPhone, but watching on TBS, even though the radio broadcast is a full pitch behind. I’ve had enough of the TBS announcers saying Michael Young is one of the “great players in baseball”. Cruz crushes a flat fastball to the wall. Six hits in 2.1. Get a long man up, Tito, before this gets out of control. Dice has nothing. Jesus, Ellsbury misjudges a fly ball, it ends up over his head, and now the game is out of control. The ball was crushed, but Ellsbury didn’t do Dice any favors. Bad pitching, bad defense, a lost Sunday. Beat it, Dice. Maybe another DL stint would be good, bring Buchholz up, move Penny and slot in Smoltz. another liner, and Green stabs it, throws to first. Another hard hit ball. Seriously, there is still time to come back with Padilla pitching, but this should be it for Matsuzaka. Castiglione saying that you can’t doubt Dice-K’s arm strength based on the gun readings, but that seems dubious, the gun could be reading fast. Dice is hitting 93 on the gun, but if that’s really 90/91 then there’s a BIG problem with his strength. And now a mile-deep foul ball to the right of the Pesky pole. What more does Tito have to see? This is ridiculous. Get him out while there are still 21 outs left to score a few. Come on, Tito. SF, Gameday’s gun is usually very accurate. They have him around 91-93, which is a tick below normal for him, but nothing too terrible. Strikeout ends the inning. Another uninspiring inning, Matsuzaka just getting mauled. Tek walks. Is Gameday just using the Fenway gun, though? More to the point, Castiglione is reading off the Fenway gun, and he ought to be a bit more skeptical, I’d think. Single for Kotsay, 1/2 nobody out. Let’s get a couple back, fellas. Green mashes one the other way, good running grab by Cruz. Tek tags. Good defense by Texas. Padilla getting hit. ooh, Padilla squeezed, 3-0 to Pedro. Now 3-1 to Pedro. bases full. Man, that was a squeeze-job. The ump, like the rest of the world, probably hates Padilla. Ellsbury grounds to second, and it’s through the wickets! Under Kinsler’s glove. Two runs in. Ellsbury legs to second! Vizquel had NO clue Ellsbury was coming to second, all he had to do was reach down and tag him. Unreal. Ruled a hit. That’s weak. They should change that. 2-2 to Youk… Now changed to an error. Better. Youk gets hit, but now the ump tells him to stay put. Very, very good call. Crafty attempt by Youk, but no go. Now he walks, so no matter. Plugged up again. Gah, Bay chases a ball at his neck. Down 0-2. Need to plate one more here, I think. Bay stares at a straight fastball. What in God’s name was he doing there?! Now we are facing at a total waste job, despite the two runs. Lowell taps weakly to second. Wind out of the sails, total squander. I think that’s it for me here, gotta run. Man, Padilla got, like, 7 outs that inning. Is Drew hurt? Two days now, right? Maybe there’s a matchup issue? Kotsay to right! Closer! 4-3. Shit, triple to right and wild pitch with 2 out. 5-3. Then a single. I hate greedy Tito. Don’t worry about putting us on a streak SF…we are terrible. Can’t beat you guys or the Rays. 3rd best team in the AL East. Wow, wish I could see this game. Runner thrown out at the plate for the third out on the double by Kinsler off Masterson, Bay to Green to Tek. Ortiz caught stealing for the third out. Uh, what? Cruz homers off Okajima with 2 out, none on. First run Oki’s given up in about 18 innings or something. Darren O’Day’s Gameday picture reminds me of this brown-nosing mofo at my old job. More than usual, I hope the Sox pound this guy. Dern. This series is turning into shit bookending one great game. Pap in for work before the day off, I guess. Papelbon gets 3 outs on 8 pitches, the last a line out. Bay walked, then Lowell GIDPed. Sigh. Are you ready to take the Rangers a little more seriously, SF? No. Why should I? Vicente Padilla? Seriously? I don’t think anyone should worry about the Rangers, really. Even the Sox, about whom I have my own worries. Why the hell is there an off-day today? So the Yanks can take a full game lead? A day without Red Sox baseball is a day I don’t want to be a part of. And on a work-filled Monday no less. What do I have to look forward to?!?! Hopefully not the month of October :) Comments are closed.