Erik Bedard returns to Camden and hopes to secure a spot at the table for the Sox. Zach Britton pitches for Baltimore. Lineups follow, comment away.
|J. Ellsbury cf||.323|
|D. Pedroia 2b||.303|
|D. Ortiz dh||.308|
|J. Lowrie 3b||.257|
|A. Gonzalez 1b||.338|
|R. Lavarnway c||.233|
|D. McDonald rf||.232|
|C. Crawford lf||.255|
|M. Scutaro ss||.295|
|R. Andino 2b||.266|
|J.J. Hardy ss||.265|
|N. Markakis rf||.285|
|V. Guerrero dh||.289|
|M. Wieters c||.262|
|A. Jones cf||.280|
|M. Reynolds 1b||.222|
|C. Davis 3b||.260|
|N. Reimold lf||.246|
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After Bedard’s spits the bit in the 1st, Ellsbury with a 2-run homer in the third. 2-1 Sox.
MVP! MVP! MVP!
Meanwhile, at the one-time would-be home of the White Sox, El-Barto give up a two-run homer to Zobitch. Martin responds with a solo homer.
2-1 team with the fewest fans in the seats.
For you beer geeks: I’m drinking a Boulevard Dark Truth Russian Imperial Stout. And it is FANTASTIC.
After a rough 1st, Bedard has settled down.
Lavarnway up with 1 out, 2 on. I’m calling homer here for the Yalie.
SONOFABITCH!!! LAVARNWAY HOMERS!!! 5-1!!!
< I'm drinking a Boulevard Dark Truth Russian Imperial Stout. >
I looked it up and it has some excellent reviews. I will give that try sometime. Right now it’s Guinness Draught.
Boulevard is in Kansas City. They were out of the Chicago market for a while but came back this year.
Also good is Boulevard’s Doublewide IPA.
Another good Russian Imperial Stout is Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing Co.
Meanwhile, Bedard gives up a 2-run homer to Wieters and can’t make it out of the 4th. Another no-decision for a Red Sox starter.
Ace comes on and ends the threat.
In top 5, Ells is robbed at 1st on a bad call; but Sox with 2 on, 1 out for cleanup batter … Jed Lowrie.
Oh, and yes, with God as my witness, I really did call that Lavarnway homer.
Thanks. Like a good IPA as well.
Speaking of Kansas City, go to http://www.nlbm.com and donate in honor of Buck O’Neil’s 100th birthday.
Berken replaces Britton; Gonzo walks to load the bases and here comes Lavarnway.
Yanks take the lead in Tampa.
Apparently, in a bid to fuck the Red Sox, Russell Martin grounds into a triple play.
Thanks a lot, fuck head.
El Barto done with one ouot in the sixth.
Carl triples with one out.
And then SCUTARO HOMERS!! 7-3!!!
Going to bot 7, Sox lead, 7-4.
C’mon, Ace. Get us one more inning.
Is Bill really alone here during Collapse! 2011? If you’re a SF and lurking, please raise your hand. Most SFs are watching this, right?
Bard struggles again. After 8, the Sox are up by 2.
Nice play by Andino. Ellsbury makes plays like that so exciting.
OK, kids in bed, I’m back.
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Daniel Bard’s release point in his bounce-back outing 10 days ago: http://bit.ly/nucjwM Bard’s release point tonight: http://bit.ly/nYJjzV
Assuming Papelbon mops up the O’s, who are the various pitching matchups for tomorrow’s games? I’m too lazy to check…
I hear Tomo Ohka and Steve Avery are going for the Sox.
Paps is on for the 9th.
Hardy leads off.
Does a win here mean Lowrie is always going to bat cleanup?
Single ripped to center. Markakis up. DP set up.
Keep quiet, Gerb.
Are these called strikes as far outside as they appear on the (admittedly unreliable) gameday?
Sorry. That single was to left.
Don Cooper wins his managerial debut.
IH: no, farther.
both sides are unhappy with Wally Bell’s strike zone.
Markakis fouls off five straight.
Markakis doing a *great* job defending the plate. Tough atbat.
Markakis out 3U. Hardy to 2nd. Vlady up. 1 down.
Vlad singles; runners on the corner; Angle to PR for Vlad.
Paps seems to be pitching scared.
Does Lavarnay have a good arm? That’s a genuine question. I don’t know…
Lavarnway has a CS tonight. I think he’s slightly above average.
Wieters out 2-3. Run scored. Bad D there.
I switched to watching. Oh my God. That was close to disaster for Boston.
Tying run on 2nd. Jones 3-9 vs. paps.
Sox look scared.
Wow.. Good play by Lavarnway.. Close.
Papelbon dealing that high heat.
Text from my dad: I do like Lavatory. He has autocorrect on.
Jeez – Jones swinging higher and higher – just throw it eye-high at this point
WOW. Bell has called strikes on worse pitches than that.
Paps challenging Jones. i love it.
Paps has thrown 24 pitches.
I would have swung about 10 minutes too early on that breaking ball. This is incredible drama…
Still 2-2. Epic at-bat.
Nice block Lavatory :) That was big.
In the dirt. 3-2.
6 Fouls in this AB by Jones.
Epic is right. That was awesome drama. Congratulations IBM. Good night!
Jones out, 5-3.
Whew. Guess what? I still care.
Wow. What a finish.
Congratulations, IBM. Tomorrow will be interesting.
That was only the second Sox win this month in which they scored fewer than 12 runs.
Wow, still got a pulse. Chances are good the wild card comes down to game 162 in both leagues…maybe 163.
I’ll take a win any way they can get one tomorrow…go Yankees, BTW. Way to suck, Soriano.
Also, I can’t watch tomorrow’s game(s), which is awful. I’ll come out of a “spontaneous writing sample” for a graduate program I’m trying to get into, and find out our fate…
“BTW. Way to suck, Soriano.”
As Nick said in the other thread, now you feel our pain!!!