Westward Ho!: Sox-Angels Gamer

A second cross-country trip early in the season takes the Sox to Anaheim tonight. Use this as your gamer for all comments.

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  • Halladay at 88 pitches after 8 innings. Accomplishnig that feat against the Yankees is tremendous.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Bruins do their job tonight. Celtics look like they are going down (though there is still time), so it’s up to the Sox to take 2 of 3 on the night for Beantown.

    SF May 12, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • “Accomplishnig that feat against the Yankees is tremendous.”
    I don’t appreciate the sarcasm:)
    Seriously, it’s not that much of an accomplishment when you consider that Kevin Cash, Ramiro Pena and Brett Gardner all were in the line-up. Gardner is awful.

    Nick-YF May 12, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • I find that no matter what the standings look like, I can’t root for the Yankees. So I’m glad the Jays won — even though it means the Sox have to win to stay a game back.

    Paul SF May 12, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Ugh, I just saw that lineup. Julio Lugo batting second? Really?

    Paul SF May 12, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • Yeah, but despite that Damon, Matsui, Teix and ARod are some of the most patient hitters in the league.
    Happy to see the Yanks lose too. They’ll pose a threat in August/September, whereas the Jays won’t.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Pedroia not playing, but he’s in the dugout jawing away to get everyone motivated. Good man.
    Lugo’s a hot hitter right now; who would be better at #2? Nick Green, JD Drew?

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • dusty and youk jawing at everyone, love it

    LocklandSF May 12, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • nice ab by lugo, 11 pitch walk

    LocklandSF May 12, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Lugo with a 10-pitch at-bat draws a walk. Giant “fuck you” to the haters.
    I’m sure he’ll make up for it by getting picked off

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Ortiz crushes a liner right at Torii Hunter. He’s hitting the ball really well, despite the lack of homer.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Lugo doing a good job of distracting everyone.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Epic 4th-quarter collapse by the Magic.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • WE WANT BUCHHOLZ! WE WANT BUCHHOLZ!

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • It’s a miracle Masterson only gave up one run there.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • Yeah Nancy!

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Celtics complete the comeback! Come on, Sox, make it a hat trick!

    SF May 12, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Masterson’s command is all over the place. How are we not down 5 runs?

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • “Masterson’s command is all over the place. How are we not down 5 runs?”
    Same reason the Angels aren’t in first place.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 12, 2009, 11:47 pm
  • Love to see Loogie drop a bunt here.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 12, 2009, 11:47 pm
  • Loogie moves Jacoby to third.
    Here comes WTP.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 12, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • There’s no way Papi homers here. He just doesn’t have it. Even up 2-0 in the count.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • Ugh.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 12, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • How the hell did they get Jacoby out there?

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • How the fuck does THAT happen?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 12, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • Good block of the plate. Jacoby wasn’t expecting the throw to be in there either–he was surprised.

    Atheose May 12, 2009, 11:53 pm
  • So it was a Youk-for-Velazquez swap?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 12, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • Ath, you mentioned in an earlier post about the Yankees’ patient hitters. Don’t forget Swishy. He led MLB in pitches/AB last year in Chicago.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 12, 2009, 11:56 pm
  • Wow, mlb.tv completely skipped the Angels half of the inning–it just stayed a commercial the entire time.

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 12:01 am
  • Wait, so it’s official? Youk to the DL?

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 12:02 am
  • Wow it’s midnight, I need to get to bed after this inning. Fucking west-coast trips. G’night fellas.

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 12:03 am
  • Any good arguments to not call up Lars Anderson to play at 1st?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:05 am
  • Yes, youks is on the DL.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:05 am
  • Arredondo replaces Weaver. We have a chance.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:24 am
  • Tying runs on – is Lugo up to being a hero??

    rootbeerfloat May 13, 2009, 12:26 am
  • Loaded up for Papi

    rootbeerfloat May 13, 2009, 12:32 am
  • Bases loaded, 1 out; WTP up; Darren Oliver coming in.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:33 am
  • Trying to listen, pick up the house and watch Deadliest Catch simultaneously.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:34 am
  • How old is Oliver, 55?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:36 am
  • Or 38, Joe C tells us.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:37 am
  • HBP. 3-2, Papi’s in pain. Got him on the left hand. Here comes Lars Anderson.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:37 am
  • And that puts the game in Bay’s hands with one out.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:38 am
  • Bay ties it on an infield out. 3-3.
    Here’s Lowell, who’s error in the 7th led to a run.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:43 am
  • Bay’s very capable hands…

    rootbeerfloat May 13, 2009, 12:44 am
  • Lowell out, 5-3. Well, we tied it, at least.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:44 am
  • We need Ramirez to be manly here.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:53 am
  • Ramirez gets out of it.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 12:57 am
  • Show me something, George.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:02 am
  • Shields’ ERA tops 7. Wow.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:03 am
  • Tek, we need you.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:05 am
  • TEK COMES THROUGH!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    4-3, Sox!

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:07 am
  • Jason Bulger, whose ears resemble his ERA (i.e. HUGE), on to pitch.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:11 am
  • And here comes Paps to face figgins, Izturis, Abreau.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:17 am
  • Abrequ walks with 2 outs; Hunter follows.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:24 am
  • Why am I still awake?

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:24 am
  • so is he allowed to fist pump if he gets out of this?

    rootbeerfloat May 13, 2009, 1:25 am
  • STRIKE THREEEE!
    Good win. Wasted opportunities by the OC – 10 LOBs.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:28 am
  • Sox win.
    Fist pump.

    SoxFan May 13, 2009, 1:28 am
  • Well, if you win, rbf …
    I mean, it’s not a first-out K when you’re down 2 runs in the 5th.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:29 am
  • And it’s another Boston sweep: Bs, Cs, Sox.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 13, 2009, 1:34 am
  • wow – I can’t believe they pulled that off. That was a painful win to listen to.

    rootbeerfloat May 13, 2009, 1:45 am
  • Glad they came back from that one; Masterson was just awful early on.
    Any good arguments to not call up Lars Anderson to play at 1st?
    His line at Portland is currently .236/.293/.368

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 7:25 am
  • The jays have the second best record in MLB since gaston took over last year. Maybe folks are writting them off like people said the Rays would fade and never did?

    dw (sf) May 13, 2009, 10:07 am
  • Yeah, but I think that’s built around certain players overperforming. Aaron Hill and Scott Rolen aren’t going to keep OPS’ing ~.960, and Rod Barajas isn’t going maintain his currently-career-high numbers. Roy Halladay is Roy Halladay and Scott Richmond is probably the real deal, but aside from that they have no solid rotation and their bullpen is going to drop off very quickly. They also have no closer.
    If I’m wrong, then crap. But I just don’t see the Jays as having as much depth in talent as the Rays did last year.

    Atheose May 13, 2009, 1:41 pm

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