Categories Sox Gamers/Postmortems Westward Ho!: Sox-Angels Gamer Post author By SF Post date May 12, 2009 64 Comments on 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. ← Don’t Knock My Hobbies → Who’s Got a Glove: Yanks-Jays Gamer II 64 replies on “Westward Ho!: Sox-Angels Gamer” Halladay at 88 pitches after 8 innings. Accomplishnig that feat against the Yankees is tremendous. 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. “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. 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. Ugh, I just saw that lineup. Julio Lugo batting second? Really? 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. 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? dusty and youk jawing at everyone, love it nice ab by lugo, 11 pitch walk 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 Ortiz crushes a liner right at Torii Hunter. He’s hitting the ball really well, despite the lack of homer. Lugo doing a good job of distracting everyone. Epic 4th-quarter collapse by the Magic. WE WANT BUCHHOLZ! WE WANT BUCHHOLZ! It’s a miracle Masterson only gave up one run there. Yeah Nancy! Celtics complete the comeback! Come on, Sox, make it a hat trick! Masterson’s command is all over the place. How are we not down 5 runs? “Masterson’s command is all over the place. How are we not down 5 runs?” Same reason the Angels aren’t in first place. Love to see Loogie drop a bunt here. Loogie moves Jacoby to third. Here comes WTP. There’s no way Papi homers here. He just doesn’t have it. Even up 2-0 in the count. Ugh. How the hell did they get Jacoby out there? How the fuck does THAT happen? Good block of the plate. Jacoby wasn’t expecting the throw to be in there either–he was surprised. So it was a Youk-for-Velazquez swap? 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. Wow, mlb.tv completely skipped the Angels half of the inning–it just stayed a commercial the entire time. Wait, so it’s official? Youk to the DL? Wow it’s midnight, I need to get to bed after this inning. Fucking west-coast trips. G’night fellas. Any good arguments to not call up Lars Anderson to play at 1st? Yes, youks is on the DL. Arredondo replaces Weaver. We have a chance. Tying runs on – is Lugo up to being a hero?? Loaded up for Papi Bases loaded, 1 out; WTP up; Darren Oliver coming in. Trying to listen, pick up the house and watch Deadliest Catch simultaneously. How old is Oliver, 55? Or 38, Joe C tells us. HBP. 3-2, Papi’s in pain. Got him on the left hand. Here comes Lars Anderson. And that puts the game in Bay’s hands with one out. Bay ties it on an infield out. 3-3. Here’s Lowell, who’s error in the 7th led to a run. Bay’s very capable hands… Lowell out, 5-3. Well, we tied it, at least. We need Ramirez to be manly here. Ramirez gets out of it. Show me something, George. Shields’ ERA tops 7. Wow. Tek, we need you. TEK COMES THROUGH!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 4-3, Sox! Jason Bulger, whose ears resemble his ERA (i.e. HUGE), on to pitch. And here comes Paps to face figgins, Izturis, Abreau. Abrequ walks with 2 outs; Hunter follows. Why am I still awake? so is he allowed to fist pump if he gets out of this? STRIKE THREEEE! Good win. Wasted opportunities by the OC – 10 LOBs. Sox win. Fist pump. Well, if you win, rbf … I mean, it’s not a first-out K when you’re down 2 runs in the 5th. And it’s another Boston sweep: Bs, Cs, Sox. wow – I can’t believe they pulled that off. That was a painful win to listen to. 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 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? 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. Comments are closed.