Apparently there will be some baggy uniforms worn tonight as the Sox go for eight straight.
Comment about the Aceves-Zambrano matchup here.
Stupid Fox regional coverage I’ve only got Yanks and Mets here in southeast Virginia and the game is not on MLB Extra Innings. After a Saturday running around between one kid with soccer and the other with T-ball and a Cub Scout event (I’m a den leader) I was looking forward to the throw back uniforms while throwing back a few beers.
I’m on the flip-side of that issue, BB
Not on here. Grrrr.
Billsburg, you’re in Yorktown, right? My wife and I just bought a house in Kiln Creek.
I’m bored at a wedding in Orlando and would rather be watching the game. Who plans a 4:00 wedding in the FL heat/humidity, and then takes 2.5 hours of photos?
Rats lost, Sox are officially in first place of the East.
Yep, the first place Red Sox. In the begining of the season I said to give them 30 or 40 games, and see how they would be. I guess i shoukd have said 40 or 50, but still very nice they’re doing so well.
Ditto on the bitching about the blackout, I had a similar day and had similar plans Bill.
Ath yep I’m in York county, Williamsburg address. My in-laws live in kiln creek, Lake Cambridge area. nice area.
Yeah, the same day the end times was supposed to start the Sox roll into first – coincidence, I think not ;-)
Good news for the Sox. Garza is scratched from his start tomorrow.
Aceeves twirling a gem as a starter? I swear, the Sox could fart right now and it would go in the win column.
You broke my heart, Fredo.
One of the few times living in the Chicago area is to my baseball advantage. We’re getting the Sox.
With the pitchers they have faced lately, at least they are catching a break with Garza not going tomorrow.
Any word on Marion Byrd? Aceves drilled him in the face, from reading on Twitter he left the game with a nasty gash under his eye. Anyone see it?
per the Globe:
Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd was taken to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for an examination.
He was hit with a Alfredo Aceves pitch in the second inning and suffered a gash underneath his left eye. There was bleeding and swelling in the area according to Cubs spokesman Peter Chase.
It was not pretty. Ball seemed to rise up under his helmet. Youks winced big time.
Ells single plates Carl. 3-1.
Wheeler goes 1 1/3 in relief of Ace.
Hill coming on now.
Successful outing for Wheeler. He didn’t give up a homer.
Cubs walking Jed to pitch to Carl w/ 2 outs, Youk on 3rd.
Albers blowing it. Bases loaded, no outs.
Curious. Albers instead of Bard.
He walks in a run, then gives up a 2-run double to Johnson.
And it’s Morales warming.
So its 4-3 Chubs, 0 outs, runners on 2nd, 3rd.
Then Jed drops a pop, 5-3.
32 pitches, no outs.
Tito asleep, why didn’t he have Paps warm if Albers screwed up to start the inning? Why was he so slow to get Albers? Tito completely out of of his mind this inning.
And what, how about a two inning save for once?
Alex Spier informs us that the 32 pitches Albers threw is the most by a single Sox pitcher without an out being recorded.
And I don’t know what the fuck happened there, but a botched pickle leads to another run, it’s 8-3.
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have our rapture.
mlb.com gameday is now so confued its frozen at 6-3.
Probably a good time to point out that the Sox have 11 LOBs, are 1-10 w/ RISP.
I am following by b-berry updates and I have now read 3 times the explanation of what happened on a popout that scored 2 runs and I still can’t understand it. Will wait for sportscenter. From this admittedly insufficient way of followinng the game, SFs frustration with francona seems more than justified. Seemed like Albers was in for at least 2 batters too many, if not 3 or 4.
Instead of moving into 1st, Cubs 8-run 8th drops Sox to 3rd.
Leads prompt Bruins and Sox to sleepwalk, lose.
I don’t understand it, either, Horse.
That inning was ballstastic, but all things considered, the Sox are in a much better position than they might be considering how things started this season. A half-game back with more than two-thirds of the season left…that really was an atrocious inning, though.
After reading the recap of that 7th inning I’m glad we didn’t get the Fox regional coverage here in VA. According to the Globe this morning they decided before the game that Bard wasn’t going to pitch. Reading what he was projecting to have for innings I can understand why they wanted to rest him another day.
Aceves was impressive for his spot start. Maybe Wake can be magical tonoght, I doubt the cubs have seen many knucklers so maybe he has already gotten into their heads and they will spend today worrying about how to hit the knuckleball
Must say I’m relieved the Cubs have scratched Garza; he seemed to give the Sox fits during his TB tenure (though I do remember one awesome counter-example).
In his place, a dude named Russell that mlb.com tells me has a 10+ ERA in his four substitute starts for an injured pitcher.
Come on, Wake, be half-decent, and there’s no excuse for the bats not to unload.
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