Broomtime: Marlins-Sox Gamer III

Better late than never. The Sox will be trying to avoid the fish before the water falls from the sky. Comment away!

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I just have a bad feeling about this game. No reason why, but it just feels like this is gonna be one of those games where Lester doesn’t have it and the Sox strand like 15 baserunners and we lose by a run.

… though at least we’re not in danger of losing a series to the Nationals! :-D

Two straight hits in which Dave O’Brien says “through the hole on the left side.” *sigh* I don’t know if they were particularly close, but still, it reinforces how weak the Sox are over there.

Why have we had such horrible strikezones the last few weeks? Geez Lester getting squeezed like nobody’s business.

One was hit hard Paul, the other was more of a dribbler.
Lester out of the inning, still 1-2. 70 pitches through 3… ugh.

David Ortiz gets pissed about his 3-0 pop-up, throws his bat, and takes his sweet time. Wind plays with the ball and Uggla drops it, Ortiz on first. Should be on 2nd goddamnit.

Oh well, Sox going to lose in five. Umps had to make sure the game was in, even if the rain right now is just the same as it was fifteen minutes ago. Meanwhile, the Sox get what they deserve, getting nearly no-hit by a guy who has a 7.62 ERA in the NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST.

And is it just me, or does it appear that Tek is back to looking like his career as a hitter is basically over? Has he done anything in like a month?

Ballgame. I’ve never understood why the Fish got to bat in the top of the 6th and we don’t get a chance.

They only got one batter in the top of the sixth. That batter is erased, and the game stands as is. (If they had finished the top half, I think they would have had to “suspend” the game, or vacate it altogether.)

Also, under the circumstances, with Dice-K up tomorrow, the Sox are better off not having to get four innings out of the bullpen tonight. Just suck it up, take the “L,” and save the BP for tomorrow.

ARod’s struggles don’t surprise me, RBF, given his injury. I thought they rushed him back, and he’ll need more surgery.
I think it might be a while before we see a healthy ARod, like maybe August 2010.
Then again, he could surprise me.

The only thing bad about ARod is his average. He would be on pace for about 40 homers this season, and his OBP is .370, it’s just that he’s batting .212.

But he’s slumping like crazy, or pitchers are finding more holes in his swing, so I don’t put much fate in that pace.
Either way, it’s not just ARod, though certainly he’s not helping in the middle of the lineup..

From ESPN (Insider):
Though he’s under contract until 2011, closer Jonathan Papelbon said Thursday he would be willing to sign anywhere, including with the rival Yankees, if he and the Red Sox cannot agree to a long-term deal.
“Not only the Bronx, but anywhere, I think anywhere is a possibility,” Papelbon said in a Sirius XM radio interview. “You always have to keep that in the back of your mind because you can’t just be one-sided and think that, ‘Oh I’m going to be in a Red Sox uniform my entire career.’ Because nowadays that is very, very rare.”
Perhaps sensing that the comment might not go over well in Beantown, Papelbon added “There’s no question I would love to stay in a Boston Red Sox uniform.”

slow day in these parts. especially with so much yankee news happening. a-rod out of the lineup tonite (and most likely tomorrow as well). he was penciled to start today and at some point this afternoon removed from the lineup. berroa at third and posada hitting cleanup. and oh yeah, they are facing a rookie they’ve never seen before.

very slow day… was hoping someone would post a highly controversial SOMETHING so that I’d have a distraction for the afternoon.

well rbf, here’s the sox lineup for tonite. maybe we can disagree about something….
Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Ellsbury, CF
Varitek, C
Green, N, SS
Dicey P
so drew backing second huh…..

can’t really see a reason for it. it’s not a righty/lefty thing as leftys are hitting .322 and rightys .367 against him.

Listening to WRKO while I wait impatiently for the game – they are interviewing Derek Lowe and I forgot how much I like him…

being out here in LA, he left a bad taste in alot of folks mouth. he did some awful stuff to his wife during a messy divorce. banging a reporter, turning up in sunset strip bars well after closing when he’s takin the bump the next day, and sleeping in his car outside dodger stadium to name a few. but i used to love him closing games for us.

Oh – never heard all that stuff. Now I’m irritated with him retroactively.

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