Sunday, Weary Sunday: Brewers-Sox Gamer III

Late last night Mike Timlin closed out a sweep of Milwaukee in clean, efficient fashion, the tidiest accomplishment in an ugly nightcap (seven errors between the two teams) easily forgotten by lovers of slick baseball everywhere. On short sleep the Brewers and Sox retake the field at Fenway in what is probably a bit of a daze, the likelihood of good fundamental baseball tempered by sleep deprivation. On “good baseball”‘s side we have ace Josh Beckett leading the way – it is a game in which seven solid innings from the Bosox’ stopper would seem imperative.

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  • Beckett not quite himself in this first inning.

    SF May 18, 2008, 1:42 pm
  • Beckett looks terrible. Three batters, three balls lasered.

    SF May 18, 2008, 1:45 pm
  • Just tuned in – I saw the score and thought, “It’s Lester’s day to pitch again already?”

    rootbeerfloat May 18, 2008, 1:53 pm
  • Pedroia ties it with a solo homer. 2-2

    TJ May 18, 2008, 2:27 pm
  • ortiz follows with his own HR 3-2 Sox

    TJ May 18, 2008, 2:30 pm
  • PAPI goes back to back!!
    Funny how they have this promotion where if your name is drawn and the Sox’ third batter in the third inning hits a three-run homer, you get some sort of cumulating jackpot… That only happened once last year, in September. Pretty low-risk promotion for whoever’s giving away the money…

    Paul SF May 18, 2008, 2:31 pm
  • back to back!

    rootbeerfloat May 18, 2008, 2:31 pm
  • I thought Manny 499 when it left bat

    Polf May 18, 2008, 2:32 pm
  • Whats the 911 with that Watney reporter, I hear shes been get some stick from the west coast about why she left her last job

    Polf May 18, 2008, 2:36 pm
  • Im not sure how low risk it is. is the start off price the same as whats added on each game? If it was a set prize then yea it would be low risk, but as long as it happens atleast once there still giving away a lot of money, especially if again like last year the one time comes in September.

    TJ May 18, 2008, 2:38 pm
  • What is going on with Beckett and the f*cking dingers? It’s like 2006 all over again. Where is 2007 Beckett?

    SF May 18, 2008, 2:41 pm
  • Loaded, nobody out. Sure squander here! Guess who is coming up!

    SF May 18, 2008, 2:49 pm
  • coming up after Coco, that is.

    SF May 18, 2008, 2:50 pm
  • Take, Coco, take.

    SF May 18, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • coco could hit into triple play

    Polf May 18, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • Take again, Coco, take again!

    SF May 18, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • Gah, long at-bat from Crisp ends with a K. Now it’s time for LFRS to strike again.

    SF May 18, 2008, 2:56 pm
  • LFRS wildly swings at the first pitch, which is nowhere close. It is like he decides to swing no matter what the pitcher throws, it appears he has ZERO pitch recognition.

    SF May 18, 2008, 2:57 pm
  • Lugo comes through with a walk

    Polf May 18, 2008, 3:00 pm
  • Did anyone see that? Did Lugo do something stupid or was that a base coach’s mistake?

    rootbeerfloat May 18, 2008, 3:03 pm
  • radio guy jined Ellsburys SB streak :@:@:@

    TJ May 18, 2008, 3:03 pm
  • Elbsbury with a 2 RBI single, Lugo strikes again getting hung up between 2nd and 3rd

    Polf May 18, 2008, 3:04 pm
  • another Papi HR 8-4 Sox

    TJ May 18, 2008, 3:17 pm
  • And to think we were worried about Papi a few weeks ago…

    rootbeerfloat May 18, 2008, 3:18 pm
  • 2nd home run of the day by Papi

    Polf May 18, 2008, 3:18 pm
  • Papi!
    What a day for Ortiz.

    SF May 18, 2008, 3:18 pm
  • Sox have hit a three-run homer with zero out in the third three times since the beginning of the 2003 season. This assumes of course it’s not later in the inning after a couple RBI singles or something. In 2005, the Sox hit a homer in the third with none out 14 times, which is a LOT. Most years it’s only been four or five all year.
    What is up with Beckett and the homers??

    Paul SF May 18, 2008, 3:30 pm
  • Is Beckett having a competition with Santana who can give the most homers and still win

    Polf May 18, 2008, 3:32 pm
  • is it the wind today? I hope???

    rootbeerfloat May 18, 2008, 3:33 pm
  • Wow, four home runs allowed now. Second four-homer game of his career; the other came in ’06… Yuck. The sad thing is he’s been pitching well other than that (har).

    Paul SF May 18, 2008, 3:33 pm
  • Beckett looks really bad, total 2006 redux – good stuff, then a fat POS hanging right over the plate. He’s getting absolutely tagged. And as I type another one from Fielder. Four on the day.
    Maybe Josh and Farrell should watch some tape…maybe cue up some ’07 games and ’06 games and see what the f*ck is up? Because SOMETHING is up.

    SF May 18, 2008, 3:33 pm
  • Fielder makes it 4 HR’s of Beckett

    Polf May 18, 2008, 3:34 pm
  • So the Sox have scored at least eight, and they still are in a dogfight at home with BECKETT on the mound. Lame.

    SF May 18, 2008, 3:36 pm
  • I was hoping that all the recent talk about DiceK being the Sox’s ace this year might have goaded Bex into showing us something special today… No such luck.
    Still a two-run lead… Unfortunately we know what that’s worth in the late innings with Boston of late.

    Hudson May 18, 2008, 3:36 pm
  • Is it just me or does everyone else fear the worst when a moderately hard short a long the ground goes to Lugo

    Polf May 18, 2008, 3:37 pm
  • That should have been ‘shot’

    Polf May 18, 2008, 3:38 pm
  • Now a three-run lead. Still nervous, with this ‘pen.

    Hudson May 18, 2008, 3:49 pm
  • Meanwhile, the Celts have piled up a 10-point lead halfway through the 1st Quarter… Maybe that’s why it’s so quiet here.

    Hudson May 18, 2008, 3:51 pm
  • Youk with a HR, that 4 each now

    Polf May 18, 2008, 4:06 pm
  • MDC in to make sure the game is closer or, worse, a disaster.

    SF May 18, 2008, 4:22 pm
  • MDC only give up 1 run, which is a bonus

    Polf May 18, 2008, 4:33 pm
  • 11-7 final, Paps in for the save

    Polf May 18, 2008, 4:56 pm

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