You’ll Get None of My Luck!: Angels Vs. Sox Gamer VIII

The Sox moderators are around, but they are playing coy.  Reason being I have just one loss to my name this season when I post the gamer.  I normally only use my powers for good but poor IBM has nowhere to post and I am a bleeding heart.   So here you go Sox fans, comment away. 

PS – I jinxed this gamer…Ha Ha Ha

Boston’s Lineup:










D. Pedroia, 2B 
K. Youkilis,
D. Ortiz, DH 
M. Ramirez,
M. Lowell,
J. Drew, RF 
J. Varitek,
A. Cora, SS 
J. Ellsbury, CF
60 comments… add one
  • Thanks, John.
    Bucky gets first six outs on 15 pitches.
    We got through the first in less than 10 minutes.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 29, 2008, 7:21 pm
  • Damn you for your jinx John!

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 7:22 pm
  • Buchholz needs only 15 pitches through the first 2 innings, thanks to a curveball that is working perfectly.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 7:23 pm
  • Baltimore up on the Yankees 1-0 already.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 7:26 pm
  • John reversed jinx it!

    Lar July 29, 2008, 7:29 pm
  • Lowell makes an error. That doesn’t happen too often.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 7:35 pm
  • Buchholz gives up a hit to Mathis, who is hitting .218. That’s as bad as ‘Tek!

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 7:37 pm
  • Cora makes an error, run scores. Kendrick then singles, bases loaded with one out now.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 7:40 pm
  • Buchholz is using his slider and changeup to get ahead of batters, but then he’s leaving the pitches after that right down the middle.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 7:42 pm
  • Taking the night off from baseball to watch Harold and Kumar 2.

    John - YF July 29, 2008, 7:49 pm
  • It sucked, John. Not nearly as good as the first.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • Hey, the Sox have no hits. NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER.
    There, that should do the trick.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:19 pm
  • Statistic shown: Garret Anderson is one of two players to hit over .280 in 13 straight seasons. The other is Manny Ramirez.”
    This is false: Alex Rodriguez’ lowest BA in the last 13 seasons is .285.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:27 pm
  • This game sucks. I can’t believe the Sox are going to lose this game (possibly in a very embarrassing fashion) and then have to face Teixeira tomorrow, too. All while Tampa gets to play KC and the Yankees host the Orioles. Gah.

    stuck working July 29, 2008, 8:37 pm
  • Buchholz out, Hansen in. All in all he didn’t do too bad; he’s only one ER off of a quality start, assuming Hansen doesn’t let these inherited runners score. Yeah, that’s a big assumption.
    Time to slow the game down like crazy; Hansen seems to do that well. This will make Lackey’s arm go cold, and we’ll knock him around in the bottom of the inning.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:47 pm
  • Atheose? For crying out loud, man, what are you doing to us? Don’t you have a hurricane to walk out into?

    rootbeerfloat July 29, 2008, 8:47 pm
  • I’m not sure I like Hansen here, though I don’t have a strong feeling about who’d be better.

    stuck working July 29, 2008, 8:48 pm
  • Just kidding, one of those runs was unearned.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:49 pm
  • Seriously RBF! I jinxed a game last week, last night I turned on the TV and Daisuke collapsed a few minutes later, and now this game has been screwed up. Though in my defense I’ve been here the whole time, whereas the previous trend was only when I would come in half-way.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:51 pm
  • Craig Hansen you POS. Bases now loaded.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:52 pm
  • Sac fly. Coulda been worse.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:53 pm
  • You jinxed the whole damn series when you told me you were looking forward to the Angels being in town.

    rootbeerfloat July 29, 2008, 8:55 pm
  • Sigh Cora takes his sweet-ass time on a grounder and Izturis beats out the throw, 6-0 Angels. The good news is that Youk throws to Varitek and gets another runner out at home.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:55 pm
  • All I can hope for at this point is that the Sox break up the no-hitter. They have no chance of actually winning this game. Beckett better be lights out tomorrow.

    stuck working July 29, 2008, 8:55 pm
  • But, uh, I… umm… shit. You’re right I did.
    As someone who is extremely superstitious when it comes to sports, I apologize. I should have known better.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:56 pm
    There, I’m using my powers of jinxing for good instead of evil! And holy crap Ortiz missed a homer by just a few feet.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:58 pm
  • Wow, Manny getting a LOT of boos for not going 100%.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 8:59 pm
  • This is kinda surreal. It doesn’t feel like a no-hitter. And not just because it’s a visiting pitcher either.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:00 pm
  • What a time for Oki to shine.

    rootbeerfloat July 29, 2008, 9:04 pm
  • Oki doing well is a positive at least.
    Time to break up this NO HITTER.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:08 pm
  • I can’t believe the Sox just got no-hit. It would be embarrassing if the team were better.

    SF July 29, 2008, 9:14 pm
  • Papelbon in for some practice.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:15 pm
  • I like the way you jinx, SF!

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:16 pm
  • Is it a jinx if I actually thought the game was over? Or does that make it a better jinx?

    SF July 29, 2008, 9:17 pm
  • Does it count as a no-hitter if three spots in the lineup are filled by guys who should either be wheeling themselves to work or in AA ball?

    SF July 29, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • I think we’ll have to go ahead and assume it’s a double-jinx.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • Free piece of advice for those with iPhones: do NOT bother with the “bubblewrap” application.

    SF July 29, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • Papelbon K’s the .221 hitter. Lackey out, Ellsbury-Pedroia-Youk up. Not an easy task.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:22 pm

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • Best non-non-jinx ever, eh Ath?

    SF July 29, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • I think so, SF!
    Youk homers! 6-2 Sox. Lackey’s mojo is obviously gone.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:27 pm
  • Now if only I could do something about the Sox sucking against good teams, and on the road, and in close games, and…

    SF July 29, 2008, 9:29 pm
  • After the homer Lackey was screaming “Give me the fucking ball. GIVE ME THE FUCKING BALL” at the umpire/catcher. Wow
    Ortiz pops up, though the Angels in the outfield almost mess it up. Come on Manny!

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • Lackey is visibly upset, made especially obvious by that last pitch. He’s gunna injure himself if he keeps this up.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Manny walks, pitching coach out to settle him down.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • Ath – Really? That kind of makes me grin.

    rootbeerfloat July 29, 2008, 9:33 pm
  • I’m underwhelmed.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 29, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Ray wins, 3-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal July 29, 2008, 9:38 pm
  • At least the Yankees lost, and we still have the wild card.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Excellent start to the second half, wouldn’t you say!? We look great!
    Long way to go, but things certainly don’t look promising for the Sox right now, too much dead weight in the lineup to expect much production. Literally three blank spots every night, that’s a lot to overcome.
    I think these last few months should be a celebration of what Tek has brought to the Sox. Standing ovations every at-bat in thanks. But this really should be his last season with the team as a full-timer. Unless he wants to come back to play 40-50 games, I think that the proverb stands: to all good things must come an end.

    SF July 29, 2008, 9:41 pm
  • Uh, Ath, the Yankees haven’t lost yet. Are you just practicing new forms of jinxing?

    stuck working July 29, 2008, 9:56 pm
  • Also, SF, I agree with about Tek, but who’s going to catch for this team? Are you counting on the Sox trading for one of Texas’ twelve catchers or what?

    stuck working July 29, 2008, 9:59 pm
  • “who’s going to catch this team”
    I’ll worry about 2009 later on. The Sox can deal some of their minor league depth. Not an issue, at least not yet. For now, there’s not much they can do, but I say in the offseason there needs to be a move made for the future.

    SF July 29, 2008, 10:06 pm
  • Uh, Ath, the Yankees haven’t lost yet. Are you just practicing new forms of jinxing?
    Apparently so, unintentionally. Yankees score 5 f*cking runs since I made my comment.
    Between that comment and SF’s no-hitter comment I think we’ve proven that accidental jinxes are the super-glue of the world of irrational superstitions.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 10:15 pm
  • Oh thank goodness Cano and Betemit strike out.

    Atheose July 29, 2008, 10:17 pm
  • Sheesh, Ath, I’m gonna ask the mods to start deleting your comments.

    rootbeerfloat July 29, 2008, 10:19 pm
  • I attribute those strikeouts to your acknowledging (and thus removing) your jinx. Just in time!

    stuck working July 29, 2008, 10:19 pm
  • “Free piece of advice for those with iPhones: do NOT bother with the “bubblewrap” application.”

    John - YF July 29, 2008, 11:03 pm
  • I got it SF. I searched the apps for Bubblewrap…it’s a game.
    My favorite new apps are AOL Radio (you can stream WFAN and KRock live). Livesports and weatherbug.

    John - YF July 29, 2008, 11:35 pm
  • it’s the dumbest, most annoying game ever. Nothing but a noise machine, and an annoying noise at that. Sucks.
    Pandora is a great app, check it out.

    SF July 30, 2008, 8:57 am

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