The Sox’ Good Pitcher Takes the Mound: Sox-Twins Gamer III

Loving this afternoon baseball. Loving it!

Tim Wakefield takes his amazing flutterball to the hill against Francisco Liriano, who is still trying to be both healthy and effective simultaneously for the first time since that amazing first half in 2006. I probably jinxed Wakefield with this post title, so to compensate I'll invite you to comment away as Wakefield gets rocked for eight runs in 1.2 innings.

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  • Apparently, the Sox’s 3rd choice at CF is none other than Bill Hall.

    AndrewYF April 15, 2010, 1:15 pm
  • Is Cameron okay, or are they just giving him a day off?

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 1:37 pm
  • Just realized my office blocks mlb.tv, but not the mlb audio! This is better than gameday by itself.
    Apparently Scutaro just made an amazing play.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 1:39 pm
  • Yes, it was an amazing play. Beltre dove to his left but couldn’t get it. Scutara blocked it, got up and made the throw. That’s the D we’ve been promised.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 1:41 pm
  • Apparently Cameron has a strained abdominal thingy.

    AndrewYF April 15, 2010, 1:41 pm
  • Ouch, lame.
    And apparently the knuckler isn’t knuckling anymore. Hall made an error at CF.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 1:43 pm
  • Three hits in a row now for the Twins. Hall has trouble scooping up the ball and Kubel makes it to third. 1-0 Twins.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 1:44 pm
  • Let’s hope for the Red Sox’s sake either Ellsbury or Cameron come back soon.
    Or they call up a viable defensive CFer.

    AndrewYF April 15, 2010, 1:44 pm
  • Feels like all runs given up by the Sox so far this season have come with two outs.
    Inning over, thank god.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 1:45 pm
  • Lucky to have gotten out of that inning relatively unscathed. And only at 29 pitches, too.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 1:45 pm
  • Hermida looks much better in the outfield than Hall so far.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 1:58 pm
  • Ugh Martinez makes another throwing error.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 2:13 pm
  • Hall misplays another ball. Another twins threat.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 2:13 pm
  • Liriano is cruising, at least since the third.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 2:20 pm
  • Wow Liriano is destroying us now.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 2:20 pm
  • The wheels starting to fall off. 2-0 Twins.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 2:24 pm
  • Beltre error. Bad throw.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 2:46 pm
  • Holy crap. The Sox had Span caught in a rundown, but then Scutaro drops the ball… which not only prevent an out, but allows the runner at 3rd to score.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 2:49 pm
  • Sox are just playing terrible baseball to start the season. This series has been ug-lee.

    Paul SF April 15, 2010, 2:52 pm
  • Wasn’t exactly a great throw to second from Martinez either. Like in the Yankee game he probably should have held the ball.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 2:52 pm
  • 3 errors today, and it should really be 4. Glad I’m only listening to it instead of watching.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 2:53 pm
  • Looks like the umpire doesn’t know how to judge a strikezone after all the knuckleballs. First two pitches to Mauer are very good, but called balls.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 2:56 pm
  • The only thing that would make this game any better is to pinch hit Ortiz, and let Papelbon mop up. This way, all of my favorite players get into the game.
    Oh, let Varitek in too – just for loyalty’s sake and all.
    I really can’t remember every not liking so many players who play for the Sox.
    Why Wakefield is even on this team anymore I’ll never know, but I’ve been saying that for four years now, and then he goes on a five or six game stretch that he’s unhittable, and people just fall right back in love with the guy.

    Brad April 15, 2010, 2:56 pm
  • League-average (or better!) pitching for 9 straight seasons for only 4 million a year? Averages 176 innings per year? I know you don’t like watching him play, but surely you can objectively agree that he’s one of the best values in baseball.

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 3:00 pm
  • Not sure Wakefield. The trouble started in the 5th with a Texas Leaguer that barely stayed fair. The defense hasn’t really helped and they could not get anything going against Liriano anyway.
    And as I’m typing Kubel robs Lowell of a base hit.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 3:00 pm
  • Wakefield seemed to have a good day, but he was really victimized by the defense out there.
    Meanwhile, Schoeneweis continues to be impressive.

    Paul SF April 15, 2010, 3:01 pm
  • Mysteriously Lariano insists on walking Hall for a second time today.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 3:03 pm
  • Oh, and my post before the last one should read: Not sure Wakefield is the main culprit here …
    Sorry.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 3:04 pm
  • Not that the walk to Hall matters.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2010, 3:05 pm
  • Meanwhile, Schoeneweis continues to be impressive.
    Posted by: Paul SF | Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 03:01 PM

    Turbo-jinx of the highest degree

    Atheose - SF April 15, 2010, 3:11 pm
  • Man, I need to stop complimenting the Sox’ pitchers.

    Paul SF April 15, 2010, 3:15 pm

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