Tired Baseball: Angels-Sox Gamer IV

Two teams who just finished playing baseball about nine hours ago will take the field again this afternoon. The Sox are looking to take three of four from the Angels and continue their post-2009 domination. Comment away! 

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  • Jesus, John Lackey with the pressure of knowing he’s going to be standing on the mound regardless of how well or poorly he pitches. God forbid he gives up a few early I can just see him pouting his way to a 12 run disaster and a crazy season ERA.
    And no, I don’t really like John Lackey either.

    SF May 5, 2011, 12:39 pm
  • Woah, we have afternoon games today? Score.
    It’s strange, because in situations like this pitchers (even the shitty ones) tend to throw gems. I know Wakefield has done it several times a day after the bullpen gets demolished.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 12:46 pm
  • attackgerbil May 5, 2011, 12:47 pm
  • Damnit Lackey, stop wasting pitches and throw strikes. We need 7.0+ out of you today.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 1:45 pm
  • Yeah, right Ath. Ain’t happening. That’s 20 pitches, so 5+ innings pace.

    SF May 5, 2011, 1:46 pm
  • I’d say that the best hope today is that the Sox score somewhere around 8-11 runs, and then see what happens. That could mean a 12-11 loss, or something pitiful, but my amateurish soft brain tells me we need at least 7 runs today, maybe more.

    SF May 5, 2011, 1:48 pm
  • Pedroia with the day off.

    SF May 5, 2011, 1:48 pm
  • SLFRS playing second, hitting 9th.

    SF May 5, 2011, 1:49 pm
  • Wow, Orsillo has been terrible – Crawford just hit a can of corn to left and Orsillo’s first intonation was that of a wall ball or better.
    Isn’t Orsillo supposed to be better at recognizing things?

    SF May 5, 2011, 1:52 pm
  • Ok, that’s two outs on five pitches here in the second, and the number eight hitter up. Get him fast, Lackey.

    SF May 5, 2011, 1:59 pm
  • Mathis lines to Drew. Good inning from Horseface.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:01 pm
  • Gonzo gone, quietly.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:06 pm
  • The first four batters for the Sox sure haven’t looked awake.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:06 pm
  • Ortiz works a walk, first baserunner for the good guys.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:07 pm
  • Lowrie GIDP. Zombies, these guys. Can’t say I don’t understand why, but it would have been nice to get a lead early.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:12 pm
  • Regarding Orsillo: he’s a great analyst when he’s with Remy, but when Remy is gone he seems to change a bit, like he needs to compensate somehow.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:13 pm
  • Jesus, Lackey hits Bourjos on an 0-2 pitch. Fucking idiot.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:15 pm
  • And there’s a single. Horseface crumbling.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:16 pm
  • And now a steal.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:17 pm
  • Not shaping up to be a good inning.

    Paul SF May 5, 2011, 2:18 pm
  • Kendrick grounds out, run scores. 1-0 Angels.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:18 pm
  • There’s the run, GG Sox.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:18 pm
  • I am no fan of calling a player “gutless”. I think it’s a thin charge: these guys all pretty much work hard and want to win, and have fought through a lot to get where they are.
    But John Lackey strikes me as kind of gutless.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:19 pm
  • Two ground ball outs change the character of the inning quite a bit. I try not to freak out about the first run of the game because for the Sox to win they were going to need to score a run anyway.

    Paul SF May 5, 2011, 2:22 pm
  • Hunter walks on a 3-2 pitch that was a 18″ off the plate and bounced in the dirt. What a f*cking coward.
    I am booing Lackey in the confines of my brain right now.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:24 pm
  • OK, Lackey is approaching unwatchability.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:25 pm
  • Extra bases. for Callaspo.
    Fuck you, Lackey.
    I am reconsidering my LFRS post.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:27 pm
  • Oh. Never mind. Crappy inning prediction fulfilled.

    Paul SF May 5, 2011, 2:27 pm
  • Do we really have three more years of this sack of shit after this one?

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:29 pm
  • I thought the Lackey signing was a good idea at the time (on paper it seemed to be true), but I’ve never liked him personally. That’s increasing the more I see him pitch in a Sox uniform.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:30 pm
  • Lackey averaging 20 pitches an inning. Looks like Hill and Atchison will see plenty of time on the mound today. :-P

    Paul SF May 5, 2011, 2:30 pm
  • Inning finally over. 62 pitches through 3. So we’ll need at least 4.0 out of the bullpen.
    Losing at home really stinks when it comes to bullpen management. At least when you’re losing on the road you don’t have to pitch the 9th.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:32 pm
  • Christ, the thought of getting to .500 last night was such a tease. Lackey sux.

    Devine May 5, 2011, 2:32 pm
  • Why do the Sox try to pull everything? Weak grounder to second after weak grounder to second.
    I think I need to exit for a while, I am getting really mad at this team again.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:33 pm
  • Salty: weak grounder. Another WEAK GROUNDER.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:34 pm
  • God, ORSILLO SUCKS. Ellsbury hits a liner which is more or less at Wells and Orsillo jumps at the call like it is a gapper. What is his problem?

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:39 pm
  • This seems to be a theme of the Sox for the last decade: they beat ace pitchers, then struggle against the shitty Joel Pinieros of the world.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:41 pm
  • Slider right down the middle called a ball. Come on blue, Lackey doesn’t need any help sucking: he does it perfectly fine by himself.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:42 pm
  • Salty throws out Trumbo.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:43 pm
  • Now the K. Two down.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:44 pm
  • Sounds like Orsillo is attending the John Sterling school of broadcasting.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:45 pm
  • Lackey gets ahead, wastes a bunch of pitches around the edges, then gives up a full-count single. Sigh.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:47 pm
  • Bourjos singles after being behind 0-2.
    There are no words to describe how bad Lackey is.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:47 pm
  • Bloop single for Aybar after Ellsbury misreads the ball off the bat. More trouble and pitches for Lackey, no help from his fielder but the crime was nibbling with Bourjos and giving that at-bat away.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:48 pm
  • Geez, it seems like every hit goes right up the middle into center field. He’s really not fooling anybody on his pitch speeds.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:49 pm
  • 80 frigging pitches for Lackey here in the fourth.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:49 pm
  • And after Sterling repeats his premature no-hitter rant the leadoff man ropes a single.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:49 pm
  • Another hit.
    Cut this clown. Seriously, cut him.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:49 pm
  • I changed the LFRS post. I had to, I realized.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:51 pm
  • Four straight singles to center field. Fucking batting practice.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:52 pm
  • And another hit. I hope Lackey is left out there for like 182 pitches, his arm falls off, the Sox make an insurance claim, and he never takes the mound again in a Sox uniform.
    He is awful and unlikeable.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:53 pm
  • Who’s worse at their jobs today: Peter Gammons or John Lackey?

    Paul SF May 5, 2011, 2:54 pm
  • I’d say that the best hope today is that the Sox score somewhere around 8-11 runs, and then see what happens. That could mean a 12-11 loss, or something pitiful, but my amateurish soft brain tells me we need at least 7 runs today, maybe more.
    I said this at 0-0, and I fear I was wrong. My brain should have told me the Sox would need at least 16 runs today.
    And Tito: don’t take him out. Let him rot.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • Oh good, a single to JD Drew. Shaking things up a bit.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • Sorry guys – I was in the wrong thread there…condolences on lackey. On our side of things, the yankees are trying to set a record for DPs in a season it seems. Bye.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • Who’s worse at their jobs today: Peter Gammons or John Lackey?
    Why the “today” qualifier?

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:57 pm
  • I don’t even care if we win at this point, I just care more about the state of the bullpen. Keep Lackey out there for at least 120 pitches imo.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 2:57 pm
  • I don’t even care if we win at this point, I just care more about the state of the bullpen. Keep Lackey out there for at least 120 pitches imo.
    Wait, that would only take him through 4+ innings, maybe 5.
    Screw the pitch count: keep this guy out there until he’s completely damaged and can no longer hurt this team.

    SF May 5, 2011, 2:58 pm
  • Carl Crawford sacking up.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:01 pm
  • This ump is a joke. Pitch 1 to Youk is at the bottom of the strikezone, right down the middle, called a ball. Pitch 2 is at the same height, but half a foot farther outside, and called a strike. Both were sinkers.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:02 pm
  • Youk whiffs. Shocker. That’s like 30 on the year. What is up with this?

    SF May 5, 2011, 3:02 pm
  • Double play.
    Ok, I have had it. I am tuning out. Hopefully in my absence the Sox come back and John Lackey gets hit by a bus.

    SF May 5, 2011, 3:04 pm
  • Vernon Wells singles to center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury!

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:07 pm
  • Finally a homer puts Lackey out of his misery. Atchison in. 14 baserunners in 4.0+ innings for Lackey. Fantastic.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:11 pm
  • Injury delay. Is it Lowrie?

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:14 pm
  • You guys want to cry together? Your pitcher defecated on the mound. Our fill-in SS made two inexcusable throwing errors yielding 2 unearned runs.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:28 pm
  • Yes, IH. Our game is now a comedy of errors. Ortiz singles, but is thrown out at second. Lowrie hits a triple to right field, but it’s called a ground-rule double because of fan interference. Drew walks, and then Salty GIDP.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:33 pm
  • Has anybody not wearing an Angels uniform done anything right in this game?

    pale blue eyes May 5, 2011, 3:35 pm
  • Salty threw a runner out in the 4th. That’s about it.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:38 pm
  • And now Eric Chaves has broken his foot. Top that Sox.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:39 pm
  • That’s “Chavez”…

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:39 pm
  • Your pitcher defecated on the mound.
    This is entirely not true. He did it in his pants.

    SF May 5, 2011, 3:50 pm
  • That’s a bummer, IH. Injuries of course are far worse than one lousy game.

    pale blue eyes May 5, 2011, 3:51 pm
  • Is Daniel Schlereth, the Tigers pitcher who just left the game, the son of the NFL player Mark Schlereth?

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 3:52 pm
  • Yes Ath, he is. He made his ML debut last year vs. the Yankees in Yankee stadium.

    IronHorse (YF) May 5, 2011, 3:56 pm
  • Good for him. Mark Schlereth seems like a pretty cool guy, one of the new NFL analysts I genuinely like.

    Atheose - SF May 5, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • yeah, it is schlereth’s kid…i saw him on mike and mike awhile back and he talked about it…he was a pretty big deal as a football player, so it was cool to see how proud he was of his son’s opportunity in mlb…and yes, he is one of the more likeable analysts at espn…
    what’s up with lackey?…looked like he was channeling 2010 aj burnout…

    dc May 6, 2011, 9:40 am

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