Young Guns: Sox-Rays Gamer XV

The Sox got the win they needed in Game 1 of the series, so I'm not sweating this one, which should be a good matchup between David Price and Clay Buchholz, who may now be the Sox' No. 2 pitcher behind Jon Lester.

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  • I typically don’t watch your games but this one is going to be good I think…going to try and flip over during commercials and check it.

    krueg reincarnate September 3, 2009, 6:28 pm
  • Bay drives in two with two outs. Nice.

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Yeah, it’s a good match-up, krueg. I hope Buccholz can keep the Rays off the board and get the bats back to work.

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • what just happened? The ump apologizing?

    rootbeerfloat September 3, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • Goddamnit, I knew this would happen.

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Rocco rocks!!

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • baldelli crushed that.

    sf rod September 3, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Time for Clay to settle down now.

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • It’d help if they could at least throw out runners on pitch-outs.

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • Woohoo, the Rays score no runs that inning!

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Clay gets Zobrist, Pena and Burrell on nine pitches. Get him some runs!

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • More innings like that, please!

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • I get home and turn on the game… and it’s a commercial break. But since I have mlb.tv they don’t always show the commercials, so I have the pleasure of listening to Orsillo and Dave Roberts humming along to the funky chicken that’s being played through the Trop speakers.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Hey Bay, way to not hit the fucking cut-off man. Would have had Longdouchebagoria if you had.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Damn, a chopper from Zaun turns into a double and scores Longoria. Game tied again.

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Hell of a game in Philly: Pedro vs Lincecum. Both pitchers have given up 1 run over 6 innings, both struck out 8, an both are only around 77 pitches.
    And as I type that Lincecum gives up another run.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • Another solid inning from Buchholz. If he can get through the next one unscathed, it’d be hard to complain about getting a quality start from him. Now to score more runs…

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Youk singles to open the 6th. Isn’t this the time for Maddon to bring in a few different pitchers in the course of the inning?

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Bay walks. Papi time?

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Papi with some WTP. At least Youk tagged up.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Lowell time?

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • And here’s the pitching change for the Rays.

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Lowell SF brings home Youk.

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • Baldelli pop fly ends the inning. Could have been more.

    pale blue eyes September 3, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Another good inning from Buccholz. Awesome.

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • OK, ENOUGH PITCHING CHANGES.

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • Another good opportunity.

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • Bing, bang, bong, 6-3!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Way to cash some in, finally.

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Maddon is going to start switching pitchers in the middle of at-bats.
    “Well, I wanted Balfour to start Youk off with a fastball. Then I brought in Bradford to give him some of that side-arm sinker, to make it 0-2. Then Shouse came in to finish him off with his split-finger.”

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Bradford’s pitching like he did when he was with us.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Sorry I haven’t been here. Maddon had me warming in the pen.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Dammit. Missed a chance to bury the fuckers.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • The Sox had their collective boot on Tampa’s throat and walked away. Nuts.

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • Red Sox are here this weekend and I can’t go.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • Who pitches the 8th? For us, that is. I’m not even gonna try to guess what the hell Maddon’s gonna do.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Dude, that sucks IBM. As for the 8th, Saito and Bard didn’t pitch last night, right?
    HOLY SHIT, that pitch was right down the middle. Ump calls it a ball.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Solid inning by Wags.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Just got a reprieve from the wife, Ath. I’m gonna try to take the boy.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Drew sucks. If he was any good, that woulda been a … oh. We’re not doing that anymore.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Talk about a team giving up.

    LocklandSF September 3, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • What’s that? Golden Boy throws to a base that no one’s covering?

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • Nice IBM! What was holding you back? Wife’s birthday, or anniversary?
    That’s a weird play, both the first baseman and pitcher both ran over to first… but neither covered.
    And Joe “let’s slow this game down” Maddon comes out to fire up the youngin’s. Thank goodness he’s not switching pitchers.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • HAHA nobody is covering third. Rays arguing with one another on the field.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • Sox squandered an opportunity there. Bard in for the 8th.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • My daughter, ath. She’s 19 months old. she’d last 3 innings. It would be a huge waste of $. But then it occurred to me that I could just take the boy. The wife agreed. We’re going Sunday.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • We blew another chance to knock their dicks in the dirt.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • BARD!!!!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • We’re about 45-60 mins west of Comiskey.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • Paps for 3. Here we go.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • Not much a night for Papi, huh?

    stuck working September 3, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Cowbell hell

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Zaun Ks.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Aybar Ks.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • That’s awesome IBM. I’m jealous.
    My girlfriend and I were planning on going to see the Sox in Baltimore later this month, but she wants to go to DC on a different weekend to go to some stupid book fair. I can’t get out of it.
    Good outing by Papelbon… he seems like he really turned a corner a month ago regarding the uber-high WHIP.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • That’s a winner.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Last time we saw them was in 2007.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 3, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Ballgame. 2 out of 3 is really fricken good, considering how we’ve played in Tampa lately.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • The last time I saw them live was Opening Day at Fenway in 2008. Missed the chance to see them in D.C. this year, and just haven’t had a chance to make the trip up to Baltimore.

    Atheose - SF September 3, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Hooray for a series win in that concrete dump.
    Finally, decided to lose my YFSF virginity. Been lurking for years now.

    RockyMountainSoxFan September 4, 2009, 12:01 am
  • Hey RMSF, welcome aboard.
    Eat it, Rays. God, winning a series there feels nice.
    That should about take the Floridians out of the playoff picture, barring a TREMENDOUS collapse. Worry about the Rangers and their upcoming two weeks of cupcake games (though they are wounded right now): BAL on road, CLE on road, SEA at home, OAK at home.

    Devine September 4, 2009, 12:11 am
  • Truth is, though, we play them in a week at Fenway for 3 games. Things could be different by then.
    Sucks how probabilities mean nothing when you’re still playing games.

    Devine September 4, 2009, 2:48 am
  • Welcome RMSF! Where in the Rockies do you live?
    Sure we play the Rays one more time, but I think this series really destroyed their motivation. Last night it was obvious with the way the Rays were playing, messing up, not covering bases, arguing with one another.
    The Wild Card is a three-man race between BOS, TEX and… LAA. They only have a 3.5 lead in the AL West, and I still think the Rangers could possibly catch them.

    Atheose September 4, 2009, 10:12 am
  • @Atheose: I am in Denver. (Tech center).
    During this series, the overall play of the Rays did not feel like a playoff caliber team. Lots of mental lapses.

    RockyMountainSoxFan September 4, 2009, 2:21 pm

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