Bop at the Trop: Sox-Rays Gamer

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  • Ortiz k’d looking on a pitch that was 10 inches outside. Strike 1 was outside, as well.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • Only one run, but that inning really set the tone. Hell.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • With this lineup, you’d think the Sox could really score.
    Oh look, JD Drew. This single at bat will determine conclusively who was right in the other thread.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Except Drew reaches on an error! No one is right. Ha.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • Golden Boy Ks. 2 outs.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • Oooh, an error – who was right??

    rootbeerfloat September 1, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • The mutual animosity between Brad Penny and the Dodgers is really something else:

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • Ells w/ RBI single 1-0.
    sonnanstine throwing at Pedey.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • RBF- the real story is that JD Drew is an asshole for not taking third on that single, right? What a lazy, unemotional good-for-nothing, etc, etc.
    I bet he’s such a wuss that he’ll wear one of those new, safer helmets, too!

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • And Drew is a jerk for not charging Sonnanstine for throwing twice at Pedey.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • JD Drew is so inconsiderate, he just leaves dirty dishes in the sink instead of rinsing them off.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • Lester Ks the side. Swwwweeeeet.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Amd Yook Ks looking on a pitch a foot inside.
    That’s 2 for umpire Rapuano.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • I hate complaining about umpiring, but calling that pitch to Youk a strike was a total joke.
    And Bay makes Sonnanstine’s life much easier.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • Well, well, well. Lookie who just homered.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • who woulda guessed.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Where’s Paul?

    Clark SF September 1, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Drew still sucks for not homering sooner.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • What an asshole, he didn’t wait until the bases were loaded!!!! Swish would have.

    LocklandSF September 1, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Sonnanstine’s pitch count already at 74.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Swishalicious is such an amazing athlete, he carried JD Drew’s kids from a burning building. During a game. PeteAbe told me about it.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Sacks juiced again. Cormier up in the pen. 79 pitches for Sonnanstine.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Yooks fouls out to Zobrist, ells scores.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Hard to complain about that inning, but I’m sorely tempted to.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • i thoroughly enjoyed todays jd discussion. it’s good to see people getting worked up about baseball with postseason looming.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • jeez. pena is a wednesday nite softball league nightmare.
    thanks jacoby.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Offense really clicking tonight. Lowell seeing the ball extremely well.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • the bats are alive tonite. if bay hit that ball in fenway, it would have ricocheted back to the infield holding him to a single.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • POS Drew selfishly walks to raise his OBP.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • The Rays are not consistently playing the same defense that got them to the Series last year.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • So long as we’re talking about AL East players signed to expensive contracts, AJ Burnett everybody!!
    Orioles lead 6-5 in the 5th, no out. Too funny.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Bal 6, NY 5, bot 5

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Lester gets Pena. Phew.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • Third E of the game for TB. Wow.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • maddon is irritating. sorry. i don’t care elvis costello he is. the whole micro-managing thing is tiresome.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • 3 pitchers in the 6th inning is annoying. This is the kind of thing that makes people feel like baseball is boring to watch.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 9:20 pm
  • drew is 3 for 3 with a walk against choate. guess skipper bill knows something no one else does.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • nancy huffs nuts.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • i think the swishasauras just k’ed with the bases juiced.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • Red Sox w/ 11 LOBs, 3-11 RISP. This game should be ovah.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Swishy is OK for a part-time player.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Man, Lester’s a stud. A good case of waiting for young starters to mature.

    AndrewYF September 1, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • Stepped away for a bit, not sure I would have gone to Wagner here, with Lester “only” at 97 pitches. I guess Wagner’s one of those “have to start the inning” relievers because of his injury? Well, Francona knows what he’s doing and Wagner looks good.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • wagner continues to impress. maybe they rebuilt him better than he was before.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Youk homers. So far, this game has gone as well for the Sox as I could have possibly hoped. So far.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Great score to come home to. Now if only the goddamn Yankees would lose.

    Atheose September 1, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • Or if the Rangers would consent to lose at least one of their two games today. Doesn’t look like that’s going to happen either, though.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • Hard to believe THAT was the run that pushed Oki’s ERA over 3.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • So Drew homered, huh? There you go, incontrovertible evidence that Drew will have a fantastic September. Maybe Rob will shut up about it now.

    Atheose September 1, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • This inning is horrible. Please pull him Tito.
    Go-ahead run at the plate.

    Atheose September 1, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Good, Paps coming in for the 6-out save.

    Atheose September 1, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Sox:Tampa::Yankees:Angels

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Papelbon will have to throw as many pitches as Lester to get a 6 out save the way he has been pitching this year!

    Michael Myett September 1, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Could have seen that K from Upton a mile away. Eerily similar to a horrible Rays choke vs. Papelbon earlier in the season.

    AndrewYF September 1, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • Choke?

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • The Yankee trolls are here.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Interesting that Sox trolls even pervade the Sox threads. Save the nonsense, guys.

    AndrewYF September 1, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • And with that, the Rays’ season likely ends. Good job by the Red Sox to somewhat erase that bugaboo, but they weren’t going to be facing the Rays in the postseason anyway.
    Anyway, it’s funny how seasons aren’t so great for a team when every single thing doesn’t go right.

    AndrewYF September 1, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • Come on IBM. Nothing wrong with what Andrew said there. and compared to your own visit to the Yankee thread tonight it frankly pales in comparison. Let’s just both enjoy our teams winning tonight, OK?

    IronHorse September 1, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Andrew, I dunno, Zobrist, Longoria, and Pena could each go yard to tie it. I’m definitely not ruling it out.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • I hope I’m wrong, but I see the Sox losing in extra innings.

    Michael Myett September 1, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • That 8th inning ’bout killed me. Man.

    Devine September 1, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • agreed andrew. but how does a team go from the opposite end of the spectrum defensively? maddon, as we are to believe, is a serious “little things” guy.
    it’s nice to see the site getting testy with the start of september!

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • sf rod – I think it just goes to show you how unpredictable and crazy defense can be. No wonder the guy who invented UZR says that a minimum of 3 seasons worth of defensive play is needed for it to mean much of anything.
    Frankly, until we get Hit F/X, I try to ignore defensive stats altogether. Far too much subjectivity for my tastes.

    AndrewYF September 1, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • Really, ANOTHER Rays pitcher? Silliness.

    stuck working September 1, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • The walk was the pisser in that Oki inning. The hits that followed were of the BS dinker variety. Infuriating to see them make poor contact on some good pitches low and away and get hits on them a couple times in a row.

    Devine September 1, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Horse, my comment was specifically sent to James.

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Ellsbury with the run-scoring triple. Suck it, Rays. Immediately following the (likely) game-saving catch, too.

    Devine September 1, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • So anyway. Screw the hostilites for a moment. I’ve been reading Montville’s tremendous book about TFB. Whenver my 19-month old daughter sees it she proudly looks at me and exclaims, “Baseball!” Except it sounds something like, “Basgo.”
    Tonight, I’m logging on to and she says to me, “Sox!” I’m trying to figure out what she said and my wife says, “That’s right, Charlotte. Red Sox.”
    Stunned at her perceptiveness, I say to her, “What hame do they play?”
    She replies, “Home runs!”
    Tell me why I shouldn’t be beaming?

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Paps ends it!
    What a tremendous outing by Paps there. WOW!

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Good to know the net gain for TB will be no more than one for the series. Win tomorrow and put ’em away.

    Devine September 1, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • game.
    good day for baseball.

    sf rod September 1, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • I’m having the opposite experience with my 3-year old daughter IBM. Every times I tell her to say “Let’s Go Yankees!” she says “Dankees!” and collapses in a giggle-fit, knowing that it’s not their name. Nothing I do can convince her to say “Yankees”.

    IronHorse September 1, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • It’s such a great age, Horse. I didn’t have this much fun with my son. I was uptight and job stress was killing me.
    I’m enjoying it so much more with the girl.
    It’s not the Red Sox stuff, it’s that she grasping some rather complex concepts for a 19-month old. The Red Sox part is gravy.
    Adios, amigo. More antagonism tomorrow. :)

    I'mBillMcNeal September 1, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • Wow IH, your daughter is already 3? It seemed like just yesterday she was a baby, entering the room to Enter Sandman.
    Both of those stories are ridiculously cute though. Can’t wait to bring offspring into the rivalry myself.

    Atheose September 2, 2009, 5:50 am
  • Easily the most entertaining game thread I’ve ever read.

    Paul SF September 2, 2009, 8:25 am
  • of note – Lester “tweaked” his right groin muscle earlier in the game, that’s why he was removed (and Ram Ram was warming up early)

    dw (sf) September 2, 2009, 10:42 am

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