Wake Up: Sox-Angels Gamer

These games start way too late for us old folk.  You young'uns keep the gamers going, comment here!

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  • Since starting the season 2-6, the Red Sox are baseball’s best team, going 19-6, 2.5 games better than the Blue Jays and 7.5 games better than the Yankees.
    In that span, the Sox have hit — despite no production from David Ortiz, injuries to both projected shortstops and an injury that has cost Kevin Youkilis a week and counting — .295/.385/.483, averaging 10 hits and six walks per game.
    On the flip side, the Sox have posted an uninspiring 4.61 ERA since April 15, giving up nine hits and four walks per game — and the starters notching just 13 quality starts in the 25 games.
    If (when?) the pitching improves, this team could really be incredible.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • The lineup is really boosting this club. Nick Green and Jason Varitek are posting league-average numbers from positions where below-average numbers are the norm. The Sox have four starters with an OPS+ of at least 120 and five with at least 110. Only Ortiz and Jacoby Ellsbury are definitively below league average.
    And there’s something to be said for looking at Ellsbury differently thanks to his baserunning. He’s added 16 bases through his speed while being erased from the basepaths just three times. If we include the steals as part of his total bases (singles and walks turned into doubles, doubles turned into triples) and count the times caught stealing against his on-base percentage, his .329/.356 line turns into .308/.474 — an increase in OPS from .685 to .782, which would produce an OPS+ of about 105. Just a thought.
    And Ells gets a leadoff hit. Let’s capitalize, boys!

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Ellsbury caught stealing, just before Ortiz bloops a single into center. Figures.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • BAY!!!!!!!! Again!!! 2-0!

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • Dear Theo,
    Red Sox fans everywhere

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • When is it ok to start getting really excited about JBay? I have not had this feeling about a ball player in a long time.

    LocklandSF May 13, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • Ortiz 0 HR 15 RBI
    Abreau 0 HR 12 RBI

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • I started getting really excited about Jason Bay right around 4:05 p.m. on July 31.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • Wow, Bay hit the snot out of that one.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • And you haven’t stopped, have you, Paul?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Swinging K, looking K, looking K.
    Productive AB by Nancy.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Hehe, haven’t had reason to, IBM. Bay’s only done everything I expected him to, plus a little more.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Nick Green makes it 3-0 with the single. What a terrific pickup he’s been.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • And another run on Ellsbury’s groundout. 4-0. Love it!

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:33 pm
    Sorry, watching LOST instead.

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Crap. Went to watch the weather and missed two runs. We’ve got some Zeus-like thunder & lightning outside.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • Error and a chopper put two on with no out. Yuck.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Me, too, Paul.
    When his name was first mentioned in a possible trade for quitterboy, I was real excited.

    TB barely holds on to beat Baltimore, 8-6, giving up 4 in the 9th. Wigginton batted as the tying run. Crawford left with an injury.
    NYY tops Tor, 8-2, giving the Red Sox a shot at first place if they win.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Howard, not Howie, now?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:41 pm
  • Loaded up now with one down. C’mon, Timmy!

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Oh, two men down. Oops. And Wake gets out of it.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • 1 out, bases loaded, Aybar Ks and Figgins flies out to right. Wake gets out of it.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Lordy, the irony of being back on the east coast (friend’s wedding Saturday) for the thankfully final west coast swing is killing me. Well, the sleepiness more than the irony, really.

    Devine May 13, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Fuck a duck.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Wakey’s getting Shakey….

    rootbeerfloat May 13, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • The patented Wakefield Meltdown.

    Paul SF May 13, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Well, Wake’s 0-out meltdown to let 5 in and give up the lead is actually killing me the most now. You have to be ready for it with Wakefield, but it still stinks when it shows its face. Still, just a one-run deficit.

    Devine May 13, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Well, at least the bases are clean.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Only the second HR given up by Wakes this year, tho.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • Jones up in the pen.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Might we see Bard’s ML debut tonight?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • Will we see Bard today, maybe? Wake could get back on track and cruise for three more or he could keep imploding.

    Devine May 13, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • Hey look, LOST is over and suddenly we’re losing 4-5. Lame.

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Fair ball? Fuck that shit Torri Hunter.

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Live with the knuckleball, die with the knuckleball…

    Devine May 13, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • How did we go from the 2nd inning to the 7th inning in one hour? Wow.

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • “How did we go from the 2nd inning to the 7th inning in one hour? Wow.”
    Theo and the boys in the lab have been working on that time travel thing.

    SoxFan May 14, 2009, 6:13 am

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