Discuss your newfangled Sox, in Baltimore tonight, here.
Gotta figure Drew’s hurt, right?
As usual, Drew is being careful: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2009/08/drew_is_being_c.html
It’s the kind of thing he gets slagged for sometimes doesn’t it doesn’t sound gritty, but I think it’s smart of him. I do hope he plays tomorrow, though.
Decent defense at 1B, V-Mart.
Beckett with a clean 1st.
What is with the Yankees and hosiery? If only the Rangers were the Rangersox, and the Mariners the Marinersox, they’d be in last place…
That’s a crazy take-out slide attempt by Bay there. He should have been called for interference (not close to the bag) if Tek weren’t out anyway.
Woooooo, Reddick 2B!
NESN says (I think) Ellsbury 7 steals from tying the Red Sox stolen base record, 8 from breaking…
Wow, I was worried Varitek/Reddick/Lowrie/Ellsbury would be a total hole, but it turns out to only be a partial hole!
Hernandez walks Lowrie and Ellsbury on 9 pitches. Will Pedroia take advantage?
Also, theeee Yankees lose, which they should every time they start Cody Ransom at 1B. Dumb.
Damn tease. Almost had a hit on 2-2, out in front just a bit.
Well…at least he’s over 50 pitches. But that was a disappointment.
Four LOB, one GIDP already. Bodes well for runs later in the game if they can keep getting guys on base, but come ON.
Luke Scott now 8-for-14 lifetime off Beckett, but no matter as Mora chops to 3rd and we’re through 2.
73 pitches, but still only 1 run. Shite, hopefully he’ll be out after the 5th or so: the Orioles bullpen kinda stinks, especially with Sherrill (sp?) gone.
Through 3, 1-0 Boston. Martinez semi-muffed a couple plays there (missed a tough liner and didn’t catch the relay on a possible DP). A bit anxious? (Also a couple rough ABs.)
Feh. I bet the O’s score in the bottom of the inning, too.
92 through 4 for Hernandez, still just the 1 run.
7 LOB thru 4, with a DP. Same old shit, new lineup. Still thinking positive, the Sox are going to get at least 4, if not 4+ innings of the Orioles’ bullpen.
Gameday showing Beckett getting squeezed, hard. If accurate, of course.
There we go! Youk goes deep and it’s 2-0. Hernandez can’t be too much longer for this game.
And there he goes after Ortiz’s double.
Excited to see Reddick…
Another bases-loaded tease! Well, the top of the order will be up next inning.
Is this more accurately described as RISP FAIL or as a LOBfest? I’m leaning toward the latter.
Reddick f*ck-up turns double into triple with 2 out.
But Bay catches a Roberts drive to the track and the Orioles are still scoreless.
In wild card news, Seattle is up 4-0 in the 3rd over Texas with King Felix pitching in Arlington.
Pretty good bunt attempt by the Droid, barely out at 1st as Ellsbury moves up.
Whoa, almost caught Ellsbury leaning. Then he steals 3rd.
Martinez’s first Red Sox hit drives Ellsbury in. 3-0.
And breaks up the RISP fail, as it were.
Worried about Bay (is he hurt?), but glad Baldelli doubled (Martinez in, Ortiz to 3rd) for him.
Orsillo says Baldelli 4 for 9 as a pinch-hitter.
Pretty great stop by Martinez, but Beckett couldn’t cover in time with Jones running.
Hamstring cramp for bay, Heidi informs us.
DP keeps the shutout alive for Beckett (91 pitches) after 1st and 2nd, nobody out, 1st and 3rd, 1 out. 4-0 Sox after 6.
Reddick doubles to lead off, his second of the night.
Can’t score, though. Quick inning for Ray.
DP after 1st and 2nd, nobody out. Phew. 1 more, Josh. Guessing this will be his last either way?
Martinez: solid contact, right to the RF.
Eff. 11-pitch AB Roberts vs. Oki ends in a single.
1st and 2nd with nobody out for Baltimore turns again into no runs and a DP (this time involving a lineout).
15 LOBs. Ack.
Hilarious rundown, too bad it ended in an out for the Red Sox.
Tek was out 3-2-5-7-1.
Bard to finish.
Wicked slider from Bard. 2 outs.
half a game back! Nice. Thank you, Daniel Bard.
Our future closer with the 1-2-3 9th.
.5 back in the East. Decent chance at 2.5 ahead in the wild card if Seattle can hold it up (Felix is in a bit of trouble with 2 on, 1 out in the 7th in a 6-2 game).
Bard Ks the side to end it.
I loves me some Daniel Bard.
Beckett wins his AL leading 13th.
And the lead is one-half game.
The Earth is almost back on its correct axis.
Felix likely done after 7, still 6-2 Seattle.
Screw the wildcard race. We want the AL East.
Reddick does the postgame interview on the radio. Sounds like a real level-headed, likeable kid. Is he now tagged as the RF of the future when Drew’s contract runs out?
Screw the wildcard race. We want the AL East.
Of course! But any way into October is a good way, and remember…the Yankees are only 3 up on the wild card if Seattle wins…
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