Quick: anyone remember the last time the Sox swept a series? Bzzzzt. Time’s up. It was last July against Seattle, which is like saying you have a girlfriend who lives in Canada.
Clay Buchholz gets the nod for the Sox, while Aussie Liam Hendriks mans the mound for Minnesota. Yahoo doesn’t even have a head shot of Hendriks, but with a bit of digging, I found one. Comment away.
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An Avenue Q reference, and a reddit-style Aussie joke in one thread? Be still my beating heart!
I’ll actually get to watch most of this game, unlike most of the ones in the last week. Of course that means Buchholz will probably crap the bed. Oh well.
I’m old. I stole the Canada line from Weird Science.
1-0 Sox on Ross’s single, scoring Ortiz. 2 on, 1 out.
AVILES goes yard with 2 out! 4-0 Sox on the three-run shot.
Twins get 1 back in bottom of inning, have chance at another with runner at 3rd, 2 out. 0-2 count to Carroll…grounder to 1st, damage limited. 4-1 Sox after 2.
Salty drives ’em in with 2 in scoring position and 2 out! And gets caught trying to go to 2nd…but I barely feel the annoyance in the face of the clutch hit.
Feels like Buchholz’s WHIP for this game is like 6.000 (I know it’s more like 2.5 or something at this point, but still, 75 pitches after 3 and 1/3, ferchrissakes).
PS This “Scout” shit on MLB Gameday needs to go away fast.
2nd and 3rd, 2 down, for Mauer.
No damage again, but this is a real high-wire act for Buchholz with the Twins stranding 8 men, and 1-for-9 with RISP.
7-4, runners at corners for Twins, 1 out. Ball was way up, but Mauer hit it off Atchison’s heel into left center and the Twins score two for it. In comes Thomas, I think.
7-5, 2nd and 3rd, 1 out. Combo of starting pitching and bullpen being horrendous.
This bullpen is pretty amazingly bad.
They get the DP and will have a one-run lead after six. Jesus fucking Christ.
Bruins lose in OT. All 7 games decided by a goal. Bruins led in regulation in only 2 games in the series. Incredible it went 7.
Gotta wonder if TT has played his last game for the Bs.
Meanwhile Justin Thomas nailed Parmelee in the head.
I hope that guy has thrown his last pitch for the Red Sox. Ever.
Through 7, nursing that 7-6 lead.
Can’t imagine that by July the bullpen will bear any resemblance to tonight’s pen.
Ross leaves game with sore knee. Darnell McDonald now in left.
Larsy might be playing in the OF soon.
Glen Perkins Ks the side, Gonzo, Papi, Youk.
No mas runs for Sox, Padilla for another inning?
Clay’s lline: 5 1/3 IP, 10H 5ER, 3BB.
Take him out of the rotation, put Cook in.
These days, watching Red Sox games is basically like cringing for three straight hours, even when they win.
Ace gets the first out.
Aceves again trying to give Bobby a heart attack.
I feel like this bullpen is all but guaranteed to walk in either the tying or winning run.
I guess I neglected the possibility of a HBP tying the game, but that’s definitely on the table.
Sacks loaded, 2 outs, 0-2 on Casillas.
Sorry. Span batting.
DOOR SLAMMED! VICTORY!!! Wow. Sweep.
Had it all the way.
Glad I went to bed and missed the last few innings. Even when they win it’s ugly.
The worst part about Buchholz is that he’s not striking out anyone. Starting off poorly can be bearable if their stuff still looks good, but he’s clearly not fooling anybody out there.