Toothless Tigger? Tigers-Sox Gamer II

We’re a bit late on this game thread.. sorry about that. We’re in the top of two with no score at Fenway, Jon Lester on the mound for the Sox, the ought-and-seven Tigers have Jeremy Bonderman on the bump.

Comment away..

Detroit
I. Rodriguez c
P. Polanco 2b
G. Sheffield dh
M. Ordonez rf
M. Cabrera 3b
C. Guillen 1b
E. Renteria ss
M. Thames lf
B. Inge cf

Boston
D. Pedroia 2b
K. Youkilis 1b
D. Ortiz dh1
M. Ramirez lf
M. Lowell 3b
J.D. Drew rf
J. Varitek c
J. Ellsbury cf
J. Lugo ss

145 comments… add one

  • Thanks, Gerb.
    Extra Innings is annoying – Time Warner gets the NESN HD feed but in standard def, so the image is actually shrunk and missing a bunch of info at the bottom of the screen.
    Lester thru two, no damage from Les Tigres.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:35 pm
  • Manny’s hair is looking KRAZEE.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:38 pm
  • This is hilarious:
    http://tinyurl.com/4z6hvk

    yankeemonkey April 9, 2008, 7:39 pm
  • Manny whiffs backwards-style on a tough outside corner pitch. NESN’s “Pitch Zone” shows it to be off the plate but it looked really good from the couch.
    Lowell yanked for Sean Casey, Youk to third. Casey singles instantly, but damn, if Lowell is hurt that won’t be a good thing.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:40 pm
  • Nice eye from JD to run the count to 3-0.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:41 pm
  • Manny was certainly not happy about that call; almost seemed to get a little heated. That’s a tough pitch to argue about.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:41 pm
  • …and a walk for JD. 1/2, one down.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:42 pm
  • Tek on board on the errah, Jacoby at the dish with the sacks full.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:43 pm
  • Polanco butchers that DP ball.. everybody safe. So go the Tigers this year.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:43 pm
  • Agreed, Gerb, Manny can’t expect that call – it was a good pitch inches off the plate, if that.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:44 pm
  • Bonderman scores the first run for the Sox. Good discipline by Ellsbury.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:47 pm
  • Ellsbury works a nice walk, 1-0 Sox.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:48 pm
  • Lugo slaps a high pitch to right, 2-0 Sox and the bases still plugged. Bad, high curveball from Bonderman.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:49 pm
  • Lugo down two strikes quickly then strokes a single to the opposite field to plate another run.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:49 pm
  • SF: yeah, Bonderman had him badly on the first pitch then got him way in front on the foul. That third one was fat and Lugo did a great job with it.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:50 pm
  • I wanna redo my picks.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:51 pm
  • Wow, that DP on DP looked really close in real time. I want to see a replay. The ball wasn’t hit that hard.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:52 pm
  • Pedroia down 1-2 to Bonderman, the fourth pitch is a tailor made DP ball to short, the Sox once again do not quite enough with a bases-loaded situation, a theme of the season. Still, the lead is theirs.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:52 pm
  • I’m so conflicted…I don’t want Sox to win, yet I’d love it if Tigers went to 0-8. If only because of Steve Phillips.
    Yes, I’m petty.

    yankeemonkey April 9, 2008, 7:54 pm
  • re: Picks. These Tigers have already exposed me and my lack of knowledge. I too want a re-do.
    Pedroia didn’t argue the call, Gerb, so I think that indicates the ump got it right.Tito had some words with the ump about the call, though. Replays show it to be…NESN doesn’t show a replay. WTF?

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:54 pm
  • Tito is out to talk about it; he thought it was close.
    Lowell is out at third after tweaking his wrist stabbing a ground ball to his weak side. Youk moves over, Casey at first.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:55 pm
  • I’m getting a lovely still shot of Shea on SNY instead of the Mets game. Got sound, ain’t got live view. Weird…

    yankeemonkey April 9, 2008, 7:55 pm
  • I have a feeling the ump got it right, Gerb. No replay from NESN (they’d have shown it if it was wrong, right?) and no argument from Danny Ainge Pedroia.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:55 pm
  • SF: maybe.. I still really want to see a replay. That ball was not hit hard and Dustin flies. Looked close to me. Youk gets action on the first struck ball.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:56 pm
  • WTF was wrong with that 2-0 pitch?!

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:56 pm
  • Jeez, Lester just got squeezed on two in a row. The 2-0 pitch looked even better than the one that got Manny, frankly, and Pudge play-acted the 3-0 pitch into a walk. Bad umpiring.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:58 pm
  • “Dustin flies”
    Seriously? He’s not fast.

    SF April 9, 2008, 7:59 pm
  • Polanco wants a do-over. He’s up after Pudge walk and takes a looping curve for a strike. Jim Leyland paces the dugout like a caged cat who would kill a zookeeper for a chance to smoke a nail.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 7:59 pm
  • Back form dinner. How’d we score the two runs?

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:00 pm
  • Odd play – Pedroia traps a ball, transfers to Lugo who can’t hold the ball on the relay to first, but retrieves it and tags the bag for a force.
    Wild pitch advances Polanco to second. Two down.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:00 pm
  • Pedroia isn’t lightning, but not slow.
    Now the Sox are playing like the ball has grease on it.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 8:01 pm
  • I see. Please say Lowell’s ok

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:01 pm
  • Dio:
    Manny whiffs, then a single by Casey, a walk by Drew, Tek loads them on a Polanco error on a DP ball, Ellsbury walks, Lugo singles, Pedroia GIDPS to end the inning.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:02 pm
  • > How’d we score the two runs?
    Polanco error, Bonderman suckage.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 8:02 pm
  • Time for my dinner. House diet means fish and beans. Sounds worse than it is (lemon sole…mmmm), but still not quite Fenway Franks, peanuts, a pretzel, and a beer.
    Back in a bit.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:03 pm
  • Sheff _just misses_ sending one out, but is a bit underneath and the inning is over. His swing is so violent that even harmless pop-ups will put your eye out if you look too closely.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 8:04 pm
  • I cant figure otu where (what play) Lowell was hurt. Maybe there’s a family emergency (thatd be actually worse tahn an injury if it was a level that needed to interrupt a game). He’ss been so cold, we can deal with losing him for a couple games, but no DL stint.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:05 pm
  • Lowell sprained thumb per Don and Remy, day to day.

    LocklandSF April 9, 2008, 8:06 pm
  • I’m out to have dinner as well. Braised short ribs, green beans and rice.

    attackgerbil April 9, 2008, 8:06 pm
  • We are informed! Lowell sprained his thumb. No DL, please.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:06 pm
  • does anyone else find Dale Arnold to be real annoying?

    TJ April 9, 2008, 8:07 pm
  • Lowell hurt his thumb on the first play of the game, a sliding grab of a ground ball down the line.
    (Fish ain’t done yet)

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:07 pm
  • Jesus Dio, you need to take a deep breath.

    LocklandSF April 9, 2008, 8:08 pm
  • Braised short ribs on a school night? How do you manage that? That’s a three hour job…
    I am so jealous, Gerb, BSR are my personal specialty.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:08 pm
  • I am a panicky SOB, Lockland. ;-)

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:09 pm
  • good luck with your game tonite ag. IPK’s on my fantasy team so it’s kinda a no loose situation for me. if he gets shelled, great, if he throws a no hitter, great. i guess theres some other things that could happen but oh well.

    sf rod April 9, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • Papi’s Excellent Adventure of Craptasticness continues, popping to second with Youk at first. Ortiz looks AWFUL this year.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • Sprained thumb? Let’s hope it’s not more than that, I do NOT like the idea of Lowell down for any extended period of time.
    Also, I was not aware it was possible to walk Pudge. I guess you learn new things every day. At least they can’t actually hit Lester when they do swing.

    Micah-SF April 9, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • They tried the hit and run again. Thank god Papi didn’t K this time. Still he may not have swung had the infernally bad HandR been on

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • Manny rips an April can-of-corn to center. In August that ball might be a wall-scraper. Two down.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:11 pm
  • Sean Casey in the house! Doble down the line and Youk is held at third, somewhat questionably. That would have been a good time to challenge, I think. It would have been close – that’s very conservative. Still, JD up at the plate so perhaps not a bad call.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:13 pm
  • Or, perhaps, a bad call. Two more left in SP. Boo!

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:13 pm
  • SQUANDER CITY.
    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

    Micah-SF April 9, 2008, 8:15 pm
  • Lugo makes it exciting, but Ump says they got him.
    Bad call, Magglio beat the throw.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:18 pm
  • 3 straight balls to Cabrera. Ugh. Lester still has some control work to do.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:19 pm
  • Walked him. Dammit. I smell implosion. Come on Jon, preserv the lead through 6, please.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:19 pm
  • This Tigers batters put up logn ABs. Ugh. Come on Jon, its about time for a K (or better a DP)

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:24 pm
  • Throw #@$%ing strikes!

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:25 pm
  • Oh, c’mon, Jon. Throw a strike, get a DP, end this inning.

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:26 pm
  • STRIKES. THROW THEM.

    Micah-SF April 9, 2008, 8:26 pm
  • SON OF A GOD DAMN BITCH! *sotmrs off to finsih packing*

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 8:28 pm
  • Dio: do you just type as fast as possible and hit post? Your typos are crazy! I actually sort of look forward to them at this point! It’s kind of a game to figure out what you mean sometimes. I finally realized you were storming off to pack, first I thought you might be sauntering off to pack, or sort of packing…

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:31 pm
  • And, for all of those who pick on Dio’s sky is falling attitude, full props on soothing on the meltdown.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:32 pm
  • (on the other hand, if you predict a meltdown every inning you are bound to be right once in a while!)

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:32 pm
  • This figures. Within fifteen minutes of coming back to watch this game, it has infuriated me to the point that I am not watching it anymore.
    Days like this I think Lester will never be more than a mediocre #5.
    DAMMIT.

    Micah-SF April 9, 2008, 8:34 pm
  • Wow, this inning turned to sh*t. I blame my editor. The Sox were leading when he dropped by my desk…

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:34 pm
  • Well, this is just an awful, awful inning from Lester. Textbook example of why I worry about the Sox – Lester is going to burden the bullpen tremendously this year due to his lack of control.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:34 pm
  • Curious, did anyone see what kind of reaction Renteria got in his first AB back in Boston?
    I woulda booed the snot out of him. Blaming his lousy defense on bad dirt and lousy hitting on Boston fans. Jerk.

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:35 pm
  • Paul, I blame Jon Lester. Putrid effort this frame and nobody to blame but himself. Lack of control, lack of everything. Between him and Wakefield the Sox are putting out two pitchers who could give up a crooked number any inning, and that makes for tough-to-watch baseball.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:36 pm
  • It looks like, from reading the stats entering this inning (0K, decent percentage of strikes) that Lester had trouble putting hitters away with two strikes. That was certainly the case with Guillen…

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:37 pm
  • So, the Sox should have 3 or four runs, Lester sucks ass, and it’s a two-run deficit instead of a one-run or tie game. At least it’s only the fourth inning…
    Who replaces Lester in the rotation if he continues like this? Tavarez?

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:39 pm
  • Lester doesn’t have a plus pitch to get guys out with two strikes. How is he going to put them away? He has several decent pitches, when controlled. But he doesn’t have anything like what Dice-K has, what Beckett has, even what Wakefield has with the knuckler. He has NO out pitch. If he does, which one is it? I think this is a big, long-term problem. If he has control (which he doesn’t), maybe it’s his curve. But right now it’s not good enough, and his poor control exacerbates the fact that he has no out pitch.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:41 pm
  • So as I see it, Paul, he has to have pinpoint control to get guys out. If he doesn’t, they just spoil not-quite-good-enough two-strike pitches or they work the pitch count up.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:42 pm
  • Dale Arnold saying that Lester got jobbed on several pitches the last inning, including the two right before Thames’ homer … Kruk on Baseball tonight last night pointing out that Ortiz still not going full bore off he back leg while batting. The left leg is the one he had surgery on. He’s swinging from the upper body and not driving the ball. Yet. Give him time.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 8:44 pm
  • Two on, no out.
    Runs? Please?

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:46 pm
  • Not enough LOBs yet, Paul.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 8:47 pm
  • JFC. I hate Julio Lugo, still. What a POS.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:48 pm
  • The key for Lester is definitely control. It’s clear he’s nearly unhittable when he has it (we’ve seen those flashes, and I imagine that’s what Farrell cites when he calls him a potential 15-game winner). The kid’s young. Even Pedro struggled with his control early on (of course, his stuff was a lot better and let him get away with a lot more).

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:48 pm
  • Christ. Loogie spared the indignity of hitting into a triple play.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 8:49 pm
  • Honestly, I wouldn’t be opposed to the Sox buying Julio out of his contract and playing a not-ready Jed Lowrie, just to get this shithead out of a Sox uniform and for me to be able to root for an underdog. I hated rooting for Lugo last year and still hate it.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:50 pm
  • The Red Sox as a team have had 15 plate appearances with the bases loaded so far.
    They’ve gotten hits three times, and Julio Lugo has one of those. I’m gonna give him a little more time on this one…

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:51 pm
  • Retire, Julio.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:54 pm
  • Lugo caught stealing. There’s the triple play, I guess.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 8:54 pm
  • They’ve gotten hits three times, and Julio Lugo has one of those. I’m gonna give him a little more time on this one…
    My sample size is bigger than your sample size.

    SF April 9, 2008, 8:55 pm
  • He also entered the game having reached base more often than Pedroia, Ortiz, Ramirez, Lowell, Crisp or Ellsbury.
    Of course, he also just made all three outs in the inning. That is indeed impressive.

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:55 pm
  • Wow. Lugo makes (essentially) all three outs in the inning. Anyone know how Lowrie is doing in Pawtucket?

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 8:56 pm
  • All right, I’m finally going home. Ciao!

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:56 pm
  • I see two options at this point:
    1. Release Lugo and play Lowrie.
    2. Buy a sniper rifle and a plane ticket to Boston.
    God, I loathe Julio Lugo.

    Micah-SF April 9, 2008, 8:56 pm
  • Hmm, Tigers have given up more hits, the same number of walks AND committed two errors … and have a two-run lead. That is frustrating baseball.

    Paul SF April 9, 2008, 8:57 pm
  • Ya know what? Lugo was safe at second. My comment on Lester’s pitch count: Yikes.

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 8:58 pm
  • Here’s another question. Rodriguez led the league in throwing out runners attempting to steal second base last year, something around 45 percent, I think. And the RS, who don’t run that much, have 2 CSs tonight. Who’s thinking here?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 8:59 pm
  • JUlio Lugo is the worse signign of my lifetime

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:00 pm
  • Actually, this is a terrible match up for Lester. I think every Tiger starter is right handed or a switch hitter (so effectively righty). Other than the walks he hasn’t done that bad, but I guess you could say that of any of his starts. And, speaking of walks, Aardsma is up in the pen.

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 9:00 pm
  • Careful, Micah. If Lugo gets whacked, you don’t have plausible deniability.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:00 pm
  • dio- you forget our friend jose offerman or your 8 years old.

    sf rod April 9, 2008, 9:02 pm
  • Worse than Matt Young, Jose Canseco and pick a FA reliever from 2005 or 2006?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:03 pm
  • It’s clear he’s nearly unhittable when he has it
    Paul, I don’t mean to pick on you, but I think this is an exaggeration. When Lester is on he’s very effective. But not unhittable. He doesn’t miss bats. Dice-K was the guy, last year, that showed flashes of unhittability. Lester, at least to me, looks like a guy who when he is on is very good, but also, like Wang, will have to rely on perfect control and his defense. I would be thrilled if Lester was Wang, but I don’t see it happening imminently, if ever.

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:03 pm
  • Compare to the overall value of the team, sf rod. Seriously, a guy liek Lugo on a team THIS stocked?

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:03 pm
  • Ok ok ok fine.
    Maybe not the WORST, but up there

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:05 pm
  • no, i hear ya. in respect to the two teams and expectations i understand.

    sf rod April 9, 2008, 9:06 pm
  • Jack Clark was signed during my formative years. That was a bad signing. So was Mike Torrez. And Matt Young too. Lugo has, title notwithstanding, been pretty terrible. He’s definitely a candidate, but for the ring he now wears.
    This is a hard one to call. Maybe we should just leave it at “he’s awful”? I can live with that.

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:07 pm
  • I’ll agree with that one, Dion.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:07 pm
  • Now would be a VERY good time to start frakign hittign David.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:07 pm
  • And now it would seem as though Bonderman’s been let off the hook. Nice work, guys.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:07 pm
  • Who’s throwing for the Sox in the 6th?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • God, Papi is just impotent this season. Only eight games in, sure, but he seems so far off. Definitely disconcerting, at least mildly.

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • This game should have been ours. The fraking Yankees are holding KC scoreless using all RELEIVERS for gods sakes.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • what happened to IPK?

    sf rod April 9, 2008, 9:11 pm
  • “get yorus whiel supplies last”
    Dunkin Donuts is gonna run out of coffee? Or iced tea? Is that really a concer?

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • This game isn’t over, Dionysus.

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 9:12 pm
  • It was/is supposed to rain and the Skanks thoguht the game woudl get washed out. Didnt want to waste IPK.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:13 pm
  • The No Ks is hugely concerning for Lester. I’m really wishing we pulled the trigger on Johan for Lester+Ellsbury

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:15 pm
  • Speaking of bad free-agent signings, Renteria continues to feast on Red Sox pitching. … (Rudy Seanez = bad FA signing. That’s the name I was trying to remember. He certainly was forgettable.)

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:15 pm
  • So Papi is now 3-32 in 2008. Last year in 549 at-bats he hit .332 with 111 walks. To match that same production he has to go 179 for 517 with 104 walks, in other words he has to hit .347 the rest of the way and have an OBP of .455.
    Papi is digging himself a massive hole.

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • You knwo.. we could have either Orlando Cabrera or Renteria playign for us RIGHT NOW

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:17 pm
  • Our anemic offense nothwithstanding, we all knew the Tigers had to break out of it sometime.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • Aardsma’s pitching to keep a spot on the Red Sox. With Timlin coming back Friday, Aardsma, Corey or Lopez will be waived. Any guesses as to whom it will be?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • The anemic offense is HUGE though Bill. Its been all freakin Year. Its absurd. If I didnt have this big move distracting me, I’d be havign a nervous breakdown.

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • Agreed, Dion. I doubt it will continue, but JEEEEEE-Zus, it’s SUCKED! To quote Homer, these guys have been the suckiest bunch of sucks who ever sucked.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • You knwo.. we could have either Orlando Cabrera or Renteria playign for us RIGHT NOW
    Absolutely, positively NOT worth discussing. The Sox won a championship last year with the team they put together, which included Julio Lugo. Now, I hate Lugo, but I don’t and will not look back and think or wish we could have Cabrera playing for us. What happened happened, and Lugo was part of that. We are stuck with him, and I hate him, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Sox won last year and he was a part of that team and it is futile and impossible to speculate that the same thing would have happened with the OC or Rent playing in the hole. Discussing what could have been at the shortstop position is silly.
    The question is what can be done about it now: we’re playing with house money! How can we rid ourselves of this awful shortstop!?

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • Nice, Manny, way to get it started.

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:23 pm
  • And to think I could be watching Mythbusters.
    Wait. Maybe I am.
    Jamie: What’s today’s myth, Adam?
    Adam: The Red Sox have a great offense.
    Jamie: That myth is BUSTED.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:25 pm
  • Bobby Seay coming in for the Tigers. Didn’t the Red Sox eat this guy’s lunch last year?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • Poor at-bat from Drew, Manny still stuck at first.

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • Lester got what he deserved, but Bonderman has gotten far better than he deserved. Such is life, I guess.

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • Lost the mlb.tv feed. Good. I didnt want to se anymore anyway

    Dionysus April 9, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • I’m amazed at how Drew can hit so well sometimes and still have so many poor at-bats.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • Theres no way our offense stays this terrible all year. This is Giants terrible.
    Drew Ks.

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • Your turn, Tek.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • I agree, SF. Bonderman hasn’t looked good, but the Sox haven’t taken advantage of anything.

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Well, three horrid at-bats following Manny’s single.
    One of those nights – checking out (still paying attention, just not blogging). Later everyone!

    SF April 9, 2008, 9:34 pm
  • In the Yankees game, Farnsworth’s first pitch was taken deep. 1-0, KC.
    Back in Boston the Sox get the lead runner for the third inning this game, and get nothing out of it. This is some bush-league sh*t.

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 9:34 pm
  • Fraud gold glove SS Derek Jeter now unlikely to play this weekend.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:40 pm
  • 2-0, KC.
    Looks like Aardvark has lost the strikezone. Two straight walks.

    mattymatty April 9, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • Loogie shooting for redemption.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:55 pm
  • Crud.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 9:59 pm
  • Corey < Timlin.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 10:07 pm
  • A Hoolian appearance is imminent.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 10:08 pm
  • Hoolian crapping the bed. Bases loaded, 1 out. Sheff up.
    At least KC beating NYY 4-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 10:15 pm
  • Hoolian wiggles out by getting Sheff to GIDP.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 10:16 pm
  • An underwhelming performance by the Red Sox offense helps Detroit improve to 1-7 with a 7-2 win.
    Let’s hope this stinkfest ends soon.
    Good night, all. I’m signing off.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 10:59 pm
  • OK, not so fast.
    Red Sox had 9 LOBs tonight to raise the season total to 69. That’s a season average of 7.67 LOBs per game.
    Seems mighty high to me.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 11:07 pm
  • Jack Clark wasn’t good, but he played on some bad teams, too. He hit some freaking bombs, though. I remember one that bounced off the old Moosehead Beer sign across the street.
    Mike Torrez wasn’t that bad, either. He started the playoff game against NYY in ’78 (still the worst loss in team history, or at least my lifetime.)
    Offerman = Awfulman.
    A few more: Dante Bichette, Matt Clement, Wil Cordero, Rob Deer, Jeff Fassero, Gary Gaetti, Jeremy Giambi,

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 11:23 pm
  • Jack Clark wasn’t good, but he played on some bad teams, too. He hit some freaking bombs, though. I remember one that bounced off the old Moosehead Beer sign across the street.
    Mike Torrez wasn’t that bad, either. He started the playoff game against NYY in ’78 (still the worst loss in team history, or at least my lifetime.)
    Offerman = Awfulman.
    A few more: Dante Bichette, Matt Clement, Wil Cordero, Rob Deer, Jeff Fassero, Gary Gaetti, Jeremy Giambi, Bob Hamelin, Butch Huskey …
    That takes me through the H’s.
    I’d say all of those guys were worse signings than Loogie.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 11:28 pm
  • Former Sox farmhand Phil Dumatrait, possibly the final first-round pick of the Duquette era, gets his sh!t beat in in the 15th against the Cubs tonight as the Pirates lose.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 9, 2008, 11:34 pm

Leave a Comment