Is it Justin Masterson? Wake? Why not Josh? He's due, it's been a while since opening day.
by SF on April 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm in
Sox Gamers/Postmortems · 42 comments
Who is in the booth with Orsillo? It sure ain’t Remy.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Something is wrong with Gameday… the first pitch to Pedroia was a big curveball, but Gameday shows it as a 94mph fastball. Wtf?
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:16 pm
Good 1st inning from Beckett, but that Longoria drive put Bay right near the wall to catch it.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm
That Longoria fly ball scared the hell out of me, Devine. It looked gone off the bat.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm
Hey Ath, I am forced to listen to the TB broadcasters on extra innings. That Magraine dude drives me nuts.
As does Matt Garza striking out Drew on 3 pitches.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 7:26 pm
That sucks Devine. The strike-3 pitch to Drew was right down the middle, though in his defense it was a sick slider.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Effing Garza. I have been wanting revenge against this guy since last October and so far, not even close.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Beckett striking out the side? Jizz in my pants.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:38 pm
Curve, fastball, and changeup (I think that’s what Iwamura just whiffed on, was it a slider?–86 MPH) all working for Beckett.
Curve, fastball, and slider all working for Garza.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 7:39 pm
It was definitely a breaking ball, Dev. It helps that the ump has a big strikezone.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Scratch that, Gameday says it was a changeup. It had a LOT of movement.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:43 pm
Tough grounder, Lowell bobbles it against the bag. Baserunner.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:50 pm
No joke, Lugo has taken the best two swings against Garza tonight (liner to right for the out).
Infield hit to start the 3rd for Beckett, barely stayed inside the 3rd base line.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm
That strike-three was beautiful. Beckett looking great so far.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:54 pm
Another infield hit. Great pitch, barely made any contact at all.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Two ridiculous hits this inning. Gol dern.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Uhhhhhhh, walked Crawford, bases loaded for Longoria isn’t good.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Borderline pitch walks Crawford. Bases loaded.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Devine April 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm
Sigh. Such a great outing ruined by a few infield hits. Ellsbury took his sweet time getting that ball in, and Crawford scores from 1st.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm
Longoria owns Beckett, at least in the recent past.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm
I turn on the game and Beckett givs up a three-run double, then the TB radio announcers sound like Yankee fans, asking when he was put in charge of the game and replying, “ever since he started throwing at people’s heads in Anaheim.”
It’s nauseating to listen to TB radio. Or listening to Josh Beckett waste another game despite the incredible talent that only seems to be effective in half his starts.
Paul SF April 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm
Damnit Pat Burrell
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:09 pm
I watched all of yesterday’s game, but I dunno if I’m gonna stick as hard with this game. Feeling much less positive about this one.
Especially now that it’s 4-0.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 8:09 pm
At least the Blue Jays lost.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 8:10 pm
Oh hey, the ump’s strikezone is getting smaller. Great.
I’m with you Devine, my heart just isn’t in this one. Beckett was looking unhittable, and then two infield singles made everything unravel. What happened to 2007 Beckett?
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:12 pm
Josh Beckett: your #4 starter.
SF April 30, 2009 at 8:13 pm
I think Penny’s locker is too close to Beckett’s, the “one little piece of bad luck and everything goes to piss” karma has rubbed off. Penny goes, all improves.
Who would have thunk that 20 games in there’d be more confidence in starts by Masterson and Wakefield than Lester and Beckett?
SF April 30, 2009 at 8:14 pm
Beckett strikes out the side. 7 K’s in 3 innings, and yet he gives up 5 hits and 2 walks that inning. Unbelievable.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm
Worst 7 K through 3 innings ever.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm
This feels like the 2004-2006 Red Sox, where we hit tons of homeruns but our pitching was mediocre.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:16 pm
How the hell did he hit a homer off that? That pitch was SICK.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm
Is there a fundamental flaw in Beckett’s approach to the game that makes it difficult for him to actually execute well despite his terrific stuff? He was awesome in 2007, and arguably had better peripheral stats in 2008 but was unable to convert those into better results. I had written that off as bad luck, yet here Beckett is this season, again with the flashes of dominance, but getting shellacked like it’s 2006.
Paul SF April 30, 2009 at 8:32 pm
Is there a fundamental flaw in Burnett’s approach to the game that makes it difficult for him to actually execute well despite his terrific stuff?
Two meatheads that never learned it’s a thinking man’s sport.
Rob April 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Beckett making it easy to envision him walking at the end of his contract and the Sox not worrying a bit.
SF April 30, 2009 at 8:41 pm
Now I just want them to get one hit.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 8:42 pm
I gave up on this game an inning or two ago, but I wanted to come back to mention that Garza is throwing a perfect game. Now that I’ve said this Lowell will get on base next inning.
That is all.
Atheose April 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm
Francona tries to pull a Swisher putting Van Every on the mound.
J April 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm
Oh so we got a hit, huh? Awesome.
Devine April 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm
April felt like the month of the bullpen (with kudos to Wakefield and the offense–particularly Bay, Youkilis, and Lowell). In May the rotation needs to take some of the slack or this excellent bullpen will burn out.
Devine May 1, 2009 at 1:52 am
Wish I could have seen Van Every pitching. Good times.
It’s a damn good thing Wakefield is pitching well.
Atheose May 1, 2009 at 7:32 am
Watching some replays, Lopez actually played RF as well! Not sure which is funnier.
Atheose May 1, 2009 at 7:36 am
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