Back in the Fens: Tribe-Sox Gamer VI

WIN.

(the Sox, that is)

That is all.

402 comments… add one
  • Jacoby’s in.

    Tyrel SF October 20, 2007, 6:18 pm
  • go sox :)

    minomni SF October 20, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • Sox lineup:
    Dustin Pedroia, 2B
    Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    David Ortiz, DH
    Manny Ramirez, LF
    Mike Lowell, 3B
    J.D. Drew, RF
    Jason Varitek, C
    Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
    Julio Lugo, SS

    attackgerbil October 20, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • It took some restraint to not put “sucking sound” in parentheses after Lugo’s name/position. Yes, I’m a bitter, small man.

    attackgerbil October 20, 2007, 6:40 pm
  • relieved both for the team’s performance as well as coco individually that francona finally replaced him. it was mentioned in numerous articles that coco strongly believes that he will be dealt in the off-season, can only venture to guess that it’s partly accountable for the uncertaintly in his approach and swing. got to think that coco is done for the series and the rest of the playoffs, which i hope are not the same things.

    minomni SF October 20, 2007, 6:56 pm
  • I commented earlier today that the was no chance Tito puts Ellsbury in CF tonight. It’s a must win game and the guy you called the best CF’r you have ever seen is on the bench. I don’t get it, but that’s why he is a major league manager and I am just a high school coach.
    Anyway, best of luck tonight fellas. Although I don’t think you will need it will Schilling on the mound.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 7:03 pm
  • Antithesis of a role model:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8zHUjwvCo

    Russell October 20, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • > he is a major league manager and I am just a high school coach
    John, according to many opinions I have read as of late, there’s little difference between you, him, a ten-year-old with a clipboard, and a bag of hammers.

    attackgerbil October 20, 2007, 7:13 pm
  • Russell, are you serious? Do you think that saying a simple adjective like “fucking” is that egregious of an offense? It’s just a word, and in that context, means nothing more than he was pissed at a stupid, inflammatory, leading question. So maybe it isn’t gracious, but, even as a father, this one doesn’t get under my skin.

    attackgerbil October 20, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • I think Jacoby has a huge game. Go Sox!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • I was with you, Trisk. I don’t know how Tito can put Ells in after Coco’s game two AND his defense, but then again Coco’s done zippo since then.

    SF October 20, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • I almost thought that Tito was going to hang with Coco. Not sure I agree with benching Coco for Jacoby, but hopefully it provides a spark to the rest of the lineup.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • All I know is that Ellsbury was a god when he played for the Beavers at OSU. Truly awesome. I’m surprised he didn’t supplant Coco already.

    attackgerbil October 20, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • They just showed the video of Paps doing his version of the riverdance.
    Very disturbing video.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • I agree with the Ellsbury move. Crisp cost the Sox runs in a 2-1 game in Game 5.
    SF, why do you cite Game 2?
    He grounded a single into right field, stole a base and scored in the third, lined out in the fourth, flied out in the sixth, struck out in the ninth, and grounded another single into right in the 11th.
    That’s not very impressive to me.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • I’m actually surprised Francona made the move, considering his track record. But it’s a very real possibility we may have seen Crisp start his last game for the Red Sox.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • i’m gonna stay away from this board tonite. superstition abound. good luck to the sox. hopefully i’ll be able to post later tonite with a smile on my face and celebratory whiskey on my breath.
    GO SOX!

    sf rod October 20, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Crisp also hit a ball to the deep rightfield corner that nearly sealed the game…

    SF October 20, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • Ah yes, forgot about that one. But that seems to have typified Crisp’s stint with the Sox, doesn’t it? Hits it far, but not far enough. Hits it hard, but right at somebody. Great speed and running instincts, but never on base.
    Almost there, but not there.
    I was once one of Crisp’s biggest fans. He had a great game when I saw the Sox on Opening Day 2005. Sadly, days like that have been precious few since.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Let’s go Curt. Bring your big game tonight.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Grady just misses a homerun down the right field line.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Well, not a good start for Curt. Glad that went foul. Just a looong strike.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Lugo gets a hold of Sizemore’s grounder up the middle.
    1 Down.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:28 pm
  • All right. One down. This is gonna be a long game; my palms got sweaty at Ball 3. Sheesh. If this had been against the Yankees, the years would just be flying off my life…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:28 pm
  • Hey all – good luck Sox fans. Should do well with Schilling on the mound – bigger issue is ensuring you get to Carmona (but Ellsbury shouldn’t hurt)

    Rob October 20, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • Curt getting ground balls to the first two batters. Good sign.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • Curt getting ground balls to the first two batters. Good sign.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • Cabrera down.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • How many times this evening will we hear: “This is not the same Curt Schilling”?

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Haffner continues to be a big gaping hole in the Indians lineup…

    Rob October 20, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • STRIKEOUT!! Woooo, good job, Curt!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Hafner strikes out to end the inning. Curt looks good that inning. Only bad pitch may have been the long foul to Sizemore.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Paul SF – You will hear it at least 30 more times than you would like

    Rob October 20, 2007, 8:32 pm
  • Keep the graphic description coming – I am in the midst of dinner and cooking, can’t really watch yet…
    THX!

    SF October 20, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Relatively speaking, Hafner’s been a hole in their lineup all season. I’d be worried as a Tribe fan. He was below average in June, July and August…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Schilling with 11 pitchs that inning.
    Lugo should be banned for life from announcing the lineup.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • We need Pedroia to find himself at the plate tonight. He needs to be a little more productive to help set the table.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Pedroia beats out the infield single.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Pedroia with a high chopper that goes to the shortstop side of second, Cabrera with a barehanded snag that he throws to 1st. Pedroia safe by a step or two.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • The crowd is very loud tonight. Love it.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:37 pm
  • Have Pedroia steal? Has McCarver noticed that Chickenhawk does not have super steal speed?
    Youk now 2-2 after swing at a ball.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Safe! 1st and 2nd!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Youk with a grounder to short. Throw to 2nd, Pedroia is safe after Cabrera drops the ball.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Papi…………

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Martinez with an “oh shit” visit to the mound.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Pedroia was safe anyway. Not sure they would have been able to get Youk at first either.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • 2-0 to Papi.
    Save the pitches Carmona. Throw a meatball.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • 3-0 to Papi.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • A gift strike for Carmona. That looked high AND outside. 3-1.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • 3-0 Pitch to Papi called a strike. Looked a little high.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Carmona getting gift strikes.
    Papi walks.
    Manny up, bases loaded, no outs.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • After two bad calls, Carmona doesn’t even make it close. Loaded for Manny.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • Ok, Rob. You do play by play, and I’ll do color. :-)

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Thank you for the PbP!

    SF October 20, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • Carmona is starting to gag…gotta make him pay. Manny needs to un-man him.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • I can’t believe Robin Ventura of all people had 18 grand slams.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Manny 0-2 after foul ball.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Ok Paul…

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • I have never seen anyone as locked in as Manny this postseason. It seems he gets even better with two quick strikes on him…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Manny fouls off the 1-2 pitch.
    Work the count Manny. He will make the mistake.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • I hate unnecessary exclamation points, as in that Fox graphic showing who’s on base: “Right Now!”

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Another low pitch
    2-2

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Fouls off the 2-2 pitch.
    Carmona at 20 pitches.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • 20 pitches, 0 outs.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Gahh. Manny took that pitch for a ball and fouled it off twice. Couldn’t get it that time.
    I fear a DP. Big time.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • Manny strikes out on a low and in pitch.
    I can accept the strike out. Better than a DP.
    Lowell needs to deliver.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • Oh, Lowell….
    This could be a major squander.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • They can NOT let Carmona off the hook here.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Lowell flies out to shallow right. Nixon gets the ball back in quickly.
    JD Drew is up. Is there ever been a time when someone has been so overdue?

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • All on the shoulders of J.D. Drew.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Paul that is a scary sentence

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • “I can accept the strike out. Better than a DP.”
    A double play would have brought in a run. Not needling, just making a comment.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • True Trisk

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • J.D.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Drew now at 3-1. Carmona is pulling a Dice K and trying to nibble the edges of the zone.
    JD DREW WITH THE GRANNY TO CENTER FIELD!!!!!!!!

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • J.D. just earned his 14 Million.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Did that just happen!?

    SF October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • DREW!!!!
    That was Bellhorn-esque!!

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • I HAVE ALWAYS HAD FAITH IN JD!!!!!!

    SF October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Treating Carmona like the new fish in prison. A strike down the middle, that Drew crushes.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • I feel pretty vindicated myself. I can’t imagine how Drew feels.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Yes SF, it did JD Drew just took a curtain call you weren’t seeing things.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Carmona now at 26 pitches.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • J.D. most certainly deserved THAT curtain call. The whole time the ball was traveling I kept expecting Sizemore to settle under it… Wow!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Tek now at 3-0

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • Tek walks.
    Okay boys, keep the cleats on thier throats.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • I don’t mind curtain calls, I was just teasing SF because I know he loves them so much.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Speedy up.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • I fully expected after Lowell couldn’t drive in the run by swinging at the first pitch that the Sox would get no more than one run if they were lucky. J.D. Drew… Just… Wow.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Mastny is up and throwing in the Tribes pen.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Ellsbury grounds back to Carmona. Inning over.
    36 pitches
    3 H
    2 BB
    4 huge runs.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Holy shit, Drew. Nothing could have made me happier there… I wanted so badly to like him this season.

    Jackie (SF) October 20, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • JD Due!!!

    McBain October 20, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Missed the top of 1, how did Schilling look?

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Drew had a 118 OPS+ in the second half. I don’t think he’s going to be a problem for next season — particularly when you consider his offensive upturn coincides with the health of his son.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • He looked good except for one pitch that Sizemore rocked just foul, Trisk.
    Knock on wood.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:00 pm
  • Schilling looked good Trisk.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • I knocked on wood! You can’t blame me for that one!
    4-1.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • VMart takes one for a ride down the right field line.
    Ok Curt, we spotted you 4 runs. I don’t want to have to hear how you missed with some pitches or bad mechanics to explain blowing a lead.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • C’mon Curt…I mean really..geez

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Well, solo shots like that one don’t feel nearly as bad when, let me just give this its proper emphasis, J.D. DREW HITS A GRAND FREAKING SLAM!!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Schilling comes right back with the K! Nice split.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Garko strikes out on a nasty splitter.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:03 pm
  • Peralta grounds out to 3rd.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Nice pick by Youk!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Yeah, JD is Nancy no more!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Garko is a moron.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Garko quote being talked about. If he did say this, “dumbass” comes to mind.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Okay, solo job..but that’s it. Let’s get it back here..and stop that damn Cleveland Rocks song

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Lofton flies out to left.
    I hate “Cleveland Rocks” song. Why play it? Carmona got his ass handed to him in the 1st.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Schill now at 22 pitches.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:06 pm
  • Well, to be fair, he didn’t say all that. His “Champaigne tastes the same” quote isn’t all that bad. The columnist, however, is clearly a hack (and either doesn’t understand the difference between “its” and “it’s” or Fox doesn’t).

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Well, Paul SF, what the players don’t know won’t hurt ’em. :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:08 pm
  • Julio being Julio. Strikeout.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • anybody recall when we had a shortstop that could hit?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Haha, no doubt, BD. Still, it’s not entirely fair to Garko, and I’m kind of a stickler about stuff like that.
    Quote marks serve a purpose, though I understand ballplayers aren’t necessarily grammar experts.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Lugo K’s…worthless AB with the exception of making Carmona throwing pitches.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:10 pm
  • Yes BD you had 2, Renteria and Cabrera.
    John Farrell is Boston’s PC correct?

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Pedroia with a single over a Lofton who leaps into the monster.
    Pedroia ends up with a leadoff double.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • A shortstop who could hit? A very long time ago there was this kid named Nomar…meanwhile it appears we have a second baseman who can hit.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Yes, Trisk.

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • YES! Dustin with a double! I hope Loften hurt himself..not, like, injured, but felt it. He just annoys me.

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • So why wasn’t Tavarez activated? I just saw him in the dugout – seems odd not to have his arm at least in the bullpen

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • Thanks SF, he is listed as a possible candidate to replace Torre. That’s why I asked.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • BTW, the SS who could hit question, it WAS rhetorical. :) I DO know our last bunch of shortstops. My (sigh) just didn’t come through. :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • Actually, the last time the Sox had a shortstop record a 100 OPS+ was Nomar Garciaparra in 2004. O-Cab and Renteria were close but under 100.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:14 pm
  • NICE! (visions of Papi getting hit running through my head)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • I know you were kidding BD, so was I.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Youk with another infield hit that allows Pedroia to slide headfirst into 3rd. Peralta may not have been able to get him, looked off balance after he fielded it.

    Anonymous October 20, 2007, 9:15 pm
  • Wow crazy DP

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • AW Damn. Figures

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:16 pm
  • Ooh, bad luck from Papi. Hits it on the nose, but right into the shift for the DP. Too bad. Woulda liked to have seen another run…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • Farrell is very highly regarded, I think Gammons said he thinks he may be the first guy to be both a manager and a GM, whatever that’s worth.

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • 11th DP of the series for us. Papi grounds it back up the middle.
    Carmona now at 52 pitches.
    Lugo 4
    Ped 7
    Youk 4
    Papi 1
    That would be the number of pitches each guy took in thier AB’s. With Carmona’s troubles so far that first pitch must have looked just huge to Papi.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • As long as it’s not LaRussa, I don’t care who it is.
    Thanks SF.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:19 pm
  • In fact, no Sox shortstop has put up a 100 OPS+ in even a half-season since Nomar — Alex Gonzalez came closest in the first half of 2006.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • JUST past the glove…shoot. And once again they start talking about Schill’s ‘diminished stuff’

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Nixon with a liner that is just out of a diving Pedroia’s reach.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • John – I think LaRussa has signed with St. Louis (?) so no worries there; I wouldn’t mind a guy with a knowledge of pitching (or with working with younger guys) since that seems to be the direction we want to go.
    Gotta give Pedroia some credit – if he couldn’t get it with that effort, no one would.

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • Casey bringing back the Jeff Reardon with that beard.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • ‘diminished stuff’
    Can you argue with this?

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:21 pm
  • How come they never talk about DP’s when the Sox could use one?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • You guys may have already talked about this but just glancing at the numbers and Trot has minimal success against Schilling. Was he put in there for sentimental reasons?
    .222 for Trot.
    .000 for Franklin G. (2 AB’s)
    Just curious.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • BD – be happy – that would probably mean jinxing any DP

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • *sigh* Two line drive hits. Not good.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • SF, definitely not. Just tired of them repeating it every inning..and two on, no out. ugh

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:22 pm
  • Oh c’mon, he’s NOT going to go to Wake I hope

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • *whew* That was hit not nearly as hard as it looked off the bat.
    Come on, double play!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • Blake singles to left.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:24 pm
  • Paul SF – I agree I was like “is it going to go out?” when I saw the hit – and then they cut to where the ball was going and I was surprised.

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • If the Sox make it to the Series, I hope they give the ball to Lester instead of Wake to start.
    Meanwhile, in the game the Sox have to win to get to the game they have to win to even make that a consideration, Schilling is falling behind…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • finally, a strike. C’mon Curt! You can do this!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:25 pm
  • Wow – some big outs off of hits that at least looked like they were going to be rockets.

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • A long fly ball out is still an out. But it does nothing for my digestion.

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:26 pm
  • Now would NOT be a good time for Hafner to break out.

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Hafner = “Boston’s Nancy Drew” (well the one prior to tonight at any rate)

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • I would be interested to see what the Knuckle ball would do in the thin air of Coors Field.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • That would be Pat Darcy.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • Good point, Rob. You could make a case that the thin air would help it move more… or less, lol

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • I’m surprised by the number of pitches the Indians are taking – they usually seem more aggressive.

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • Well Hafner is going to hear it tomorrow here in Ohio

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • YES! Way to work it Curt, diminished or no! :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • Hafner grounds out to Youk. Inning over.
    18 pitch inning for Schilling.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Huge outs after getting the first two runners on. Phew. Based on the flow of baseball, Schilling could breeze through the rest of the game, having escaped his first serious jam.
    This is what I hope, at any rate.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • I do hope you were knocking on something, Paul SF…

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • Is Carmona on full rest?

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Paul, come ON!!! You can’t type stuff like that, even with that disclaimer…

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Yes, Trisk.

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Manny walks.
    3rd walk tonight for the Sox.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Too bad Manny couldn’t have done that in the first! Oh well…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • If Manny had done that in the first inning the JD wouldn’t have hit a grand slam, Paul.

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • C’mon Mike…get out of that little slump..make up for the fly in the first. A walk would work..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Interesting what the postseason does. Sabathia and Carmona were nearly unhittable against Boston during the regular season. Beckett was good, against Cleveland and everyone else, but not THIS good. Curious…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Drew lurking behind Lowell.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Go get em Wedge, he’s done.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • 3-0 now to Lowell.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • Wow, I love it, but Carmona is not getting the calls tonight…let’s hope it keeps up!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • Leave him in Wedge.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • Question: if Lowell gets on and JD hits into a DP, does he get booed?

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • It sure would be nice to get a couple more runs here.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • 6 BB’s is his season high.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Why not, SF? The bases would have still been loaded. Unless you mean Carmona would have been gone already?
    All right, Lowell with the walk!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • No way.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • No SF, he gets a pass for the rest of the night in my opinion.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • J.D. with another ribbie!!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • He’s done. Waited one batter too long.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • YESSSSSS. JD driven in all five. How fast does one go from goat to hero?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Drew is the RBI machine of the night. Back up the middle that scores Ramirez.
    Anyone know what the record is for RBI’s in an LCS game?

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Carmona grooved another to Drew.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • buh-by Carmona.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:39 pm
  • Carmona’s shortest outing of the season comes at a good time for Sox fans.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:40 pm
  • Let’s rock their pen!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • Royce Clayton? FOX really going the extra mile and miking up a pertinent player, LOL.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Perez pitching now. We need to rip the pen apart now.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Record for RBI in an LCS game is 6, held by Damon (2004 ALCS), Aramis Ramirez (2003 NLCS) and Will Clark (1989 NLCS).
    Postseason record is seven, held by four people, inluding Mo Vaughn (1998), John Valentin (1999) and Troy O’Leary (1999) — all against the Indians in ALDS play.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Tek with a horrible swing for strike 2.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • ‘Tek, don’t let JD show ya up…
    It seems like its always 0 and 2 on ‘Tek.. :(

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Good luck the rest of the way guys. My battery is dead.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 20, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Interesting Paul…would be interesting to see if Drew can change that tonight.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • Ok, nice deep out gets Lowell to third. Chance for Jacoby here!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Valentin and O’Leary did their 7 RBI games on successive nights during that WILD 1999 comeback.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • ELLSBURY! Makes it 6-1!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • Ellsbury with the single to left scoring Lowell.
    God how Crisp must feel now.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • NEXT YEARS rookie of the year drives one in!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:45 pm
  • BTW, how many teams have had successive ROYs? Not to get ahead of myself or anything..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • LUGO!!! 2-RUN DOUBLE!!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • 6 through 9 tonight! FINALLY!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:47 pm
  • Lugo delivers down the third base line. Ellsbury hit the ludicrous speed button and scores from first.
    8-1 Sox.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • I think the Dodgers had something ike 5 in a row in the 90s, BD, and I think most of them flamed out, so…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • HFS.

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • My wife agreed with Timmah and Joe about how fun it is to watch Jacoby…then wondered if he was fun to watch Karoake. :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • SF…they have awoken tonight.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:49 pm
  • I’ve been trying to text my parents at the game, to no avail…

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Dodgers, 1992-1996
    Eric Karros
    Mike Piazza
    Raul Mondesi
    Hideo Nomo
    Todd Hollandsworth
    So not that bad actually.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • I just wish it was, oh, about 4 innings later right now..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • I know I am getting a little ahead of myself here. The game is still early, but if things stay the same, then tomorrow night we need to make sure we have a very short hook for Dice.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:50 pm
  • Pedroia walks.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Thanks, Paul SF…a good sign for this organization I think..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • tomorrow night we need to make sure we have a very short hook for Dice.
    I’d counter with “we need to make sure we score about forty six runs in the first four innings”…

    SF October 20, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • Agreed, Rob SF…but do we follow with Lester?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • The A’s won consecutive ROYs in 2004-05 — Bobby Crosby and Huston Street — so it’s not terribly uncommon.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • That too SF.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Perhaps BD, but I think that almost every pitcher would be available.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • WOW!!!!!!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • 10-1! I’m glad I’m not an Indians fan right now.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Intentionally put his head in front of the throw? now that has to be one of the stupidest things I have heard. Do you really think he’s arguing that, McCarver?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • youki head butts score Droia!

    mike October 20, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • Youk with a shot off the wall. Lugo scores, Youk gets caught in between 1st and 2nd, ball thrown back to 1st to catch Youk, which hits him in the head, allows Pedroia to score.
    Odd…very odd.
    Does not look like he tried to head it like a soccer ball.
    Perez gone.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:54 pm
  • What a bizarre play! Man. Should Youk be on second since the throw hit him, or is it difference since he was going back to the bag?

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • i know, but it’s funny!

    mike October 20, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • I’m giddy, but oh my god I wish it was the 7th! I know, broken record and all that…but still, ya know what I mean?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • Another ballpark, and Youk has a three-run homer.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Holy Crap, the Inidians have gone Bad News Bears.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Dang…that was odd..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • Wow, left the restaurant (with big screen t.v.) with my girlfriend (20 minute drive), it was 4-1, it’s now 10-1… they are putting a hitting clinic on… and p.s. The Ellsbury move has already paid dividends!!!!!!!!!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 9:57 pm
  • A Manny moon shot would be a perfect cap to the inning.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • I almost feel sorry for the Indians, almost… we still need TWO wins, lets go boys

    Ed October 20, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • zzzzzzzzzzz
    Sorry – little boring – just a good old beat down.
    Think I’ll flip on the Michigan-Illinois game.
    Congrats Sox fans, I’ll see you in game 7.

    Rob October 20, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Manny walks.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Rob, I think this game is incredibly exciting. :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • 10 runs, and Manny, Ortiz, and Lowell are hitless in the game.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • Definitely should have been a foul ball, but it puts Youk in scoring position.
    Strange that Ortiz has swung — ill advisedly — at the first pitch twice now. Almost had two double plays.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • gagne time!

    sf rod October 20, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • No game is over until all 27 outs are registered, never take any lead for granted

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • Interesting, every unlucky bounce or lazer hit that was robbed or turned into a double play in the two Indians losses has now gone our way, such a fickle game

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • Sox with a strong, strong pimp hand that inning knock in 6 runs.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • For the record, the Sox have not blown a lead larger than five runs this season.
    But we’ve seen a lot of things this postseason that we never saw from April to September…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:02 pm
  • VMart owns Schilling.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Another lead off hit. C’mon Curt, can’t you make it easy?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • I heard that Paul, still gotta pitch and get through this

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Schilling is average? Not “crafty”?

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Great approach tonight, very patiend… 9 hits, 10 runs… says it all (also some errors and nervous plays on the Indians’ behalf)

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Made it easy in the first, which really is the only inning he’s NEEDED to make it look easy. Which is cool for us, as apopleptic fans…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • Good one, Tom.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Kudos to Fox/MLB for doing these managerial interviews mid-inning and not while there’s action on the field.
    I’m guessing MLB enacted a new policy after complaints from managers…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Good point, Paul SF…I’m just nervous and excited, is all..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Peralta strikes out.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • 3 Ks through 4 IP for Schilling. That’s actually above average.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • So, folks, in all seriousness…Curt goes five…would he be available Sunday for an inning you think, assuming he throws, oh, about 90 today?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • The Mayor of Cleveland… how many teams have you played for Kenny?!?
    P.S., Scared as shit right now about tommorow night and Dice K, if we get there…

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Beckett available for relief help? Shades of Pedro oh so long ago against this same team..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Lofton grounds out to Youk.
    Inning over.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • MUCH better start for Curt tonight!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • No, BD. Not on a 40-year-old arm.
    You’ve got Beckett, Lester and Wakefield all likely available, plus Papelbon (assuming he won’t be needed tonight) for 2 IP if necessary.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • That was an 11 pitch inning for Schilling.
    Now at 51

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • I think with Dice K, Beckett (2 innings?), Lester, Wakefield, Okajima, MDC, Paps we should be o.k. without Schilling, I think we should try to get as many innings off him tonight as we can, preserve the bullpen aces for tommorow show we can afford to have Dice K on a short SHORT hook

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • True, Paul SF..and hey, Dice-K could surprise us…he wasn’t great the other day, but I thought he pitched, well, okay enough to maybe win..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Let’s go for RBI No. 6, J.D.!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Also, working the Indians’ bullpen hard tonight is very very advantageous to us… who would have ever thought J.D. Drew?

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • And the Redeemed One takes ball one..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Almost, hehe.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Shoot..thought for a sec he had number 6!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Tek who is the only starter without a hit tonight.

    Anonymous October 20, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Anyone seen Transformers, the movie? My brother brought it to my house tonight and is swearing by it, actually he just called it a “masterpiece.”

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Maybe Ellsbury, being Navajo, is pissed off at the blatantly offensive Indians logo

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • Another Damon-Ellsbury comparison, I love it

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Ortiz, Ramirez and Lowell all have no hits, anon.
    All four have reached on walks, though.
    Nice play by Sizemore to rob Ellsbury!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Ed, as a child of the ’80s, I LOVED it…some nice homages to the ’80’s series..and nice catch by Sizemore!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • What a catch by Sizemore, great player

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Ed, Ellsbury stated that the Indians nickname did not offend him.
    Hell of a play to steal a hit from Ellsbury there by Sizemore.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • A child of the 80s here too, perhaps we’ll watch it tonight if the sox hold on here!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • That was me Paul, yes you are correct. My bad, misread the box score.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • Rob SF, the nickname is, I think, not the problem..it’s that so called mascot of theirs…i’m not PC, but it just seems to me a bit, well, bad..but if tribes don’t complain, hey, fine by me I guess

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • I’m not one to pretend I know how it feels to be a minority, i’m a white male, but the Indians’ logo is borderline obnoxious (the whole happy red man thing), but i’m glad it doesn’t offend him!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:20 pm
  • Me, I’m Polish…not like there are any jokes about my people or anything. :P

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • Tek is the only starter who hasn’t scored a run.
    The Indians name is not as bad as the Redskins. That is inexcusable.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • Timlin loosening in the pen..just stretching?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • I’m with ya, BD. Aside from the Redskins and the Chief Wahoo logo, I’m usually fine with those kinds of nicknames. I mean, we’ve got Cowboys and Warriors and whatnot — groups of people known for their courage and bravery and ferocity. Not an insult to have Indians in there, unless you object to the misnaming of native people as “Indians.”
    But, yeah, Chief Wahoo is ridiculously offensive. I’d be embarrased to wear it as an Indians fan.
    How about the Texas Tech Red Raiders?

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • ANOTHER lead off single…

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • another blazing single for Trot

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • I always thought the Red Raiders referred to some sort of pirate clan…but hey, I’m a Gator, so I never really noticed them. :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • I think Casey Blake might be me in another life. Full beard, likes Metallica and “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest”…

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Red Raiders = bad
    Seminoles = cool

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • I only just thought of it, BD. The NCAA cracked down hard on Indian-related nicknames, so it might mean something different.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • how about those Sizemore highlights? Unbelievable stuff!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Paul SF, what about those guys wearing the face paint and made up to look like Cheif Wahoo? Again, not trying to be PC, but seemed like blackface to me

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • BD, I agree the picture of the logo is questionable by today’s standards. I watched a wierd video this week that I saw through CNN Extra Mustard where a guy was trying to say that the Tribe’s logo has a naked woman hidden in it. They were saying the nose looked like a naked woman from behind.
    Here is the link:
    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/10/17/is-there-a-naked-lady-on-chief-wahoos-nose/

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:25 pm
  • Tom SF, Seminoles=teh sux (says the Gator fan!) :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • DP turned to end the inning.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Rob SF, it’s like that Red Dog thing, with the, um, compromised woman hidden in the dogs head..
    AND DP!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Nice double play!
    A much better performance from Schilling tonight!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:27 pm
  • Nice DP there, looks like Schilling may give us some innings here!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Hadn’t seen that one BD.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • Hey, I don’t care about the school, I just like their name and the whole indian on the horse throwing down the spear, endorsed by the Seminole Nation.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • Apparently no one knows how the Red Raiders got their name. Maybe that’s why they continue with it.
    The NCAA has gone way overboard, even outlawing the name “Indians” even if the mascot and logo weren’t offensive. Silly.
    You still see some pretty offensive Indian mascots in high school sports though.

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • If Schilling can get through 1 more inning unscathed, he deserves an ovation. I didn’t have much confidence in him tonight.

    Tom sf October 20, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • As this game is pretty well in hand (*knock*), I’m gonna take off. The laptop is too warm in my lap.
    The second it looks like the Sox might be losing it, though, and I’ll return.
    Ciao!

    Paul SF October 20, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • Cabrera with a beautiful snag to rob Pedroia.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • Later Paul.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • some phenomenal defensive plays right there

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:33 pm
  • Later Paul.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • Blake with a barehanded grab to throw out Youk.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • Man, that was sick…

    mp (SF) October 20, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • The mysterious double post.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • err, yeah, sorry about that. :/

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • Paul certainly comes here to vent!!!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:37 pm
  • Curt looks pretty strong…he’s going as many as he can, I think.. (says the master of the obvious, me)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • Man, now I know why bud who had Hafner on his fantasy baseball team wanted to kill someone… as he strikes out…

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • Hafner continues his black home impression.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Interesting BD…

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Nice work by Curt that inning!

    SF October 20, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Ortiz strikes out looking.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • God I hate Christ Dodd, what a horses ass, another politician riding on Daddy’s coat tails (See George W. Bush)

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Up by 9, and not even Papi’s best game. Wow

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • sorry, angry nutmeger here

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • Laffey has now pitched 3 innings in relief. We need to get rid of him and make other pitchers from thier pen pitch.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:47 pm
  • Lowell with a two out single off the monster.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:48 pm
  • Agreed, Rob SF….let’s wear out those arms

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Bottom of the order’s a clickin… dangerous for the Tribe

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:50 pm
  • Laffey’s saving the Indians’ pen right now… gotta hit him hard next inning

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • JD, I forgive you for the K. I think we all do, really :)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • pigs are flying, but i did predict the sox would win even when they were down 3-1…i’m always right, huh sf?….paul?

    dc October 20, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • Drew strikes out. Are we in a good enough position to take some of the starters out and give them the rest of the night off? Or should we keep them in there?

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • DC, there is another game left. No sense jixing your prediction.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:52 pm
  • Nice try, Jacoby..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • Curt, who cares about the runner. We are up by 9. Outs, outs, outs..one run won’t hurt..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:56 pm
  • Garko is so freakin annoying to me

    Ed October 20, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • 8 outs to go. It’s only one!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • Sac fly scores Garko.
    10-2

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • Can’t believe they had that clip of Freddie Lynn on tape and ready to go (and set to really inappropriately upbeat jazz music for some reason). What the hell is wrong with FOX?

    Jackie (SF) October 20, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • Would LOVE to see Curt go 8, but 2 runs in 7? WAY better than I think most of us expected. And look at that ovation!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • Trot flies out to right.
    Curt leaves with a tip of the cap to a standing ovation.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • Can’t believe they had that clip of Freddie Lynn on tape and ready to go (and set to really inappropriately upbeat jazz music for some reason). What the hell is wrong with FOX?
    The also had scooter the baseball and a glowing puck. Not the brightest minds at Fox.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • I’m ashamed to admit but I never thought Schilling would give us 7 innings of 2 run ball, I thought this would be a nail biter all the way through

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:02 pm
  • I liked the glowing puck, up until it seemed to travel into the fans when trapped against the boards

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:03 pm
  • Ed, you aren’t the only one..Laffey is really saving their pen tonight

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • I for one would love the fatman to come in tommorow, what a joke, he’s had a horrible postseason and fox is still acting like he’s some savior, the Indians would be better without him coming in relief, especially if it’s a high stress game at fenway

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • Is there anything else on youtube of Sox punks doing embarrassing things I can watch to distract myself from this sad game? Like Youkilis having trouble finding Massachusetts on a map or something?

    Marc YF October 20, 2007, 11:08 pm
  • Lopez, one pitch, one out!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:09 pm
  • Marc YF, yeah, here’s one. :/
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=A9ZUK4Ci3cM

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:10 pm
  • Tommorow night should be some serious craziness, hopefully we come out on top

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:11 pm
  • Ed, if the bottom part of the lineup plays like it did tonight, I think we can!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:12 pm
  • can we put gagne in now so he can feel he has some worth? Do we dare?

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:12 pm
  • 1 2 3 inning from our pen! yay!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:12 pm
  • ED NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NYET NYET NYET NYET NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NUNCA NUNCA NUNCA!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:13 pm
  • I know BD, this is very encouraging, just think what we can do with a full line up!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:13 pm
  • Bostondreamer, is that all you have?

    Marc YF October 20, 2007, 11:14 pm
  • hahaha, o.k., he looks so sad though

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:14 pm
  • Borowski is just a filthy filthy pitcher

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:15 pm
  • Laffey out, Borowski in…

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:16 pm
  • Wow, smashed foul by Youk

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:18 pm
  • Manny’s hit streak on the line

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • So then, Tim, the top and bottom of the order…and Papi with a double!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • Man Borowski is just lights out, so so good

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • Interesting comparision between Manny and VMarts homerun trots.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:20 pm
  • Ed, I love your reverse mojo!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:20 pm
  • Well a tie is ok, but he gets the rbi!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:21 pm
  • YES! I so fear their closer..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Lowell with an RBI to make the lead 10 again.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Drew with another hit!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:24 pm
  • Drew with another hit. Great job by Drew tonight.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:24 pm
  • Aye Rob SF…the man has just about made up for the regular season in one game…incredible

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:26 pm
  • Tek walked. Ellsbury up with the bases loaded.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:26 pm
  • Ellsbury lines out to short.
    Top of the 9th coming up.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:26 pm
  • Oh shoot..thought that was headed to center field by Jacoby..
    Did they just say that the nightmare was coming in?

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:27 pm
  • Uh oh. Gagne coming in…

    Duder October 20, 2007, 11:27 pm
  • oh jesus…he is in the game.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:29 pm
  • He..he..can’t blow it, can he? Tell me he can’t blow it…please..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:30 pm
  • Even Gagne isn’t capable of blowing this big of a lead…
    Right?

    Chris SF October 20, 2007, 11:30 pm
  • It’s sad, really, that we all have the same thought..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:31 pm
  • If Gagne attempted to blow this I think a fan would kill him. There would not be a jury that could find them guilty of it.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:32 pm
  • Hopping over to Baseball Musings..
    “A Cleveland comeback is possible! Eric Gagne is in the game!”
    (sigh)

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:32 pm
  • Not in Suffolk County anyways.

    Chris SF October 20, 2007, 11:32 pm
  • Gagne gets the grounder back to the mound.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • Rob SF, I would volunteer for the duty of removing him from…harm…ever..
    and, and..he has gotten the first two!

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • He didn’t blow it!

    Chris SF October 20, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • GAGNE WITH A CLEAN 1-2-3 INNING!!!!!!!!!
    “I’M GOING TO DISNEY LAND!!”

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • Gagne 1,2,3? Bottom of the order alive… bring it tommorow night baby!!!!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • All Hands On Deck Indeed… see yah tommorow guys, can’t wait, man I love the postseason, it’s a one game series!

    Ed October 20, 2007, 11:35 pm
  • Game.
    Have a goodnight everyone. Get your game 7 rituals in order for tomorrow night.

    Rob SF October 20, 2007, 11:37 pm
  • My Fenway Park 75th Anniversary T shirt, the one I wore religiously in ’04, has been washed and ready to go..much to my wife’s dismay..heh

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:41 pm
  • ESPN(2) analysts just said if they’d polled Sox nation prior to tonight we would have overwhelmingly voted to replace him with Kielty.
    Does everyone agree? I know we now have the benefit of hindsight, but I was never clamoring to replace Drew, just Coco.

    Jackie (SF) October 20, 2007, 11:54 pm
  • Nah, Jackie…I really don’t see Kielty as a viable replacement…I wasn’t a fan, but sort of a ‘whose better’ feeling..

    bostondreamer October 20, 2007, 11:55 pm
  • Yeah, that was my feeling too. I didn’t feel like Drew was doing all that great, but at the same time I didn’t think Kielty would be any better.

    Jackie (SF) October 20, 2007, 11:56 pm
  • Back from watching the games with friends and a celebratory bonfire…
    (1) J.D. Drew finally becomes a true Red Sox player. Welcome, dude.
    (2) While one has to be a bit nervous with DiceK having struggled so far in the postseason, and Westbrook mysteriously mowing the Sox down in his last outing, the good news is the Sox have Lester, Timlin, Oki, Paps and even Wakes available if DM is having “one of those nights.” And we might even see a spot relief appearance by Beckett (though that seems unlikely to me, even in a big spot).
    So while I expect debate running up to gametime will focus largely on pitching, it strikes me that the Sox have plenty to work with. I’m more wondering which set of Sox bats will show up against Westbrook…
    Sox v. Rox really needs to happen.

    Hudson October 21, 2007, 1:43 am
  • I think Becks might actually be more likely than Wake or Lester. Tomorrow, IIRC, would be his normal side session day, and it’s absolutely do-or-die. None of Wake’s “will he or won’t he” or Lester’s “4 walks OR 4 Ks in 3 IP” stuff.
    And yeah, I think that’s ESPN with some of its signature thought vomit. Crisp NEEDED to be replaced. Drew had at least gotten some hits to that point, and it’d be like replacing a slumping Lugo with Cora. As much as some of Lugo’s ABs have pissed me off this series, I know he’s a superior hitter to Cora.

    QuoSF October 21, 2007, 2:09 am
  • gee, i thought they’d save gagne for tonight’s [sunday] game, top of the ninth, no outs, based juiced, tie score…or not

    dc October 21, 2007, 8:14 am
  • Report: Indians’ Byrd bought nearly $25K of HGH
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2007/news/story?id=3072845
    Is this the same Paul Byrd who shut down Yankees lineup in Game 4?

    Dan_Yf October 21, 2007, 8:46 am
  • Yes it is Dan

    Rob SF October 21, 2007, 9:02 am

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