Dual Gamers: Reds-Yanks and Cards-Sox Gamers III

Both teams look to avoid sweeps this afternoon. The Sox are in a rain delay. The Yanks are underway. Comment away on both games’ action here!

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  • This has been one sorry ass weekend for the Sox. An embarrassment, to say the least. Still four innings to salvage something, but what a waste so far.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:33 pm
  • Coco singles, then immediately gets picked off. Great.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:36 pm
  • And now Lester beginning to struggle as the rains arrive.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:40 pm
  • And the Cards take the lead as Lester looks awful all of a sudden.
    Screw interleague play, this weekend just salts away how much I hate this stupid, money grubbing gimmick.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:41 pm
  • Just love it when the team gets home from a road trip, has a lesser team with an excited crowd and plays lifelss, tired, fundamentally dreadful baseball. Very inspring, encouraging for the long run. Hopefully it’s just a hangover, but the fact is that Drew was sure to regress following his hotstreak and that will highlight the fact that Papi is missing. Someone else needs to pick up Drew’s slack (that means you, underachieving rich third baseman and you, tender hammy’d DH) or else the Sox are going to be skidding for more than three days.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:45 pm
  • Getting mashed by a mediocre Cards team without their best hitter, fantastic. Now I know how Yanks fans felt for about 65 days.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:47 pm
  • Hmm, third time through the lineup, Lester pitching terribly this inning, but Tito and Farrell just sitting there like daydreamers.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:50 pm
  • > Cards team without their best hitter
    oh yeah, I forgot they traded Eckstein.
    Kid’s asleep. Now I can watch some baseball.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 3:51 pm
  • I am definitely slipping into “just thinking about the Red Sox makes my blood boil” phase of the season. Happens at some point every year, it’s a miracle I’ve made it until late June without this happening.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:52 pm
  • Ooops.. FA, not trade.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 3:53 pm
  • Now I can watch some baseball.
    Right now my mood is:
    “Seriously, why? F*ck baseball.”

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:53 pm
  • The even bigger insult is that this game is being pitched by Joel Pineiro, a sack of sh*t who couldn’t hack it in Boston, but who suddenly finds his abilities again, of course in the NL.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:55 pm
  • Man, I am in a really bad mood.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:56 pm
  • Two scorched line drives that inning, RIGHT at Pineiro, who grabs them. Lucky MF.

    SF June 22, 2008, 3:58 pm
  • Ramirez 9-pitch, 123 in the top of the seventh.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:04 pm
  • Dusty’s glove was sticky.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:05 pm
  • More good terrible fundamental baseball, Pedroia can’t turn the throw on the feed from Lowell and the inning, which should be over, continues. So not only do the Cards have life with a man on base, but Dusty has now forced Lester to throw more pitches deep in the game.

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:07 pm
  • Melky signles to lead off the Yankee seventh.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:08 pm
  • Ok, bats, give Lester something back here. Another excellent effort from someone who looks like an emerging top-of-the-rotation guy, much to my surprise. Give him a shot at a win, or at least a no-decision, not a loss.

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:09 pm
  • Damon hits a grounder off the hands to second; Melky forced but not enough time to get Damon at first.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:10 pm
  • Jeter takes a 5-pitch walk.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:12 pm
  • “I am definitely slipping into “just thinking about the Red Sox makes my blood boil” phase of the season.”
    And it seems the Yanks are just now coming out of that phase for me – and a bit early this year.

    A YF June 22, 2008, 4:12 pm
  • Baker pulls the lefty Affeldt for righty Lincoln to face Abreu.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:15 pm
  • Abreu lines out to Phillips who doubles Melky off at second.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:17 pm
  • Youk dinger, 2-1. The tease begins…

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:18 pm
  • Junior with a solo shot in the top of the eighth with two away.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:25 pm
  • Now a hot bouncing shot ricochets off Farns’ hand and he is immediately coming out of the game. Phillips takes second as ARod threw it away trying to make the out at first.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:27 pm
  • Rivera comes on to try for a four-out save.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:31 pm
  • Valentin grounds back to Mo to end the eighth.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:35 pm
  • top eighth that is..

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:36 pm
  • Wow, Ankiel totally misjudged that ball. Crisp with a triple.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:37 pm
  • Lucky! Ankiel slips, misjudges, whatever, and Coco runs to third as the ball gets to the triangle. Tie runner at third, nobody out.

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:38 pm
  • ARod singles to lead off the Yankee eighth, but Matsui grounds into the 463. Two away to Stache.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:39 pm
  • Lugo sacs to right scoring crisp to tie the game at two.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:44 pm
  • Votto leads off the top of the ninth with a check swing slow roller infield single up third. Blech.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:47 pm
  • Tie game, is Paps up?

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:48 pm
  • Green light Drew, please!

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:49 pm
  • Bruce with a broken bat single over Cano’s head makes it first and second with no outs.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:49 pm
  • JD walks following a tight call on a Pedroia steal.
    Come on, Manny…

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:53 pm
  • Patterson grounds out to Jeter who gets the force at second but couldn’t get it to first in time. First and third with one away to Dunn.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:54 pm
  • Dunn down looking. Perfect pitch on the outside corner. Dunn’s livid.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:56 pm
  • Pineiro getting hosed by his pen, not that we care.
    But why did LaRussa lift him after 80 or so pitches? Overmanaging.

    SF June 22, 2008, 4:58 pm
  • Hopper grounds out to Rivers, ball game. Yankees 4, Reds 1.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 4:58 pm
  • Yeah, PIniero was dealing.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2008, 5:00 pm
  • Like I said, a tease.

    SF June 22, 2008, 5:14 pm
  • Come on, Sox! Get one in the 10th!
    Drew walk-off style.
    What an ugly crawl of a baseball weekend it has been. Could it end brightly?

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:33 pm
  • Stop grabbing at the ball in play, stupid fans! Anyway, leadoff double. So clooose.
    Pedroia bunts him over. Drew up with Ellsbury at 3rd and one out…

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:36 pm
  • Drew shoulda killed that 2-0 pitch…

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:37 pm
  • Then swings at a breaking ball low, and…

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:37 pm
  • Terrible, awful, horrible AB by Drew. Wow.

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:38 pm
  • Moss up instead of Manny.

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:39 pm
  • to squander this would be a kick to the groin.

    sf rod June 22, 2008, 5:39 pm
  • Oh, Casey suddenly pinch-hitting. Neat. I think a wild pitch would do nicely.

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:40 pm
  • Just horrendous.

    Devine June 22, 2008, 5:43 pm
  • to squander this would kick to the groin…in the same exact spot we got kicked in last inning.

    sf rod June 22, 2008, 6:07 pm
  • spitting blood.

    sf rod June 22, 2008, 6:14 pm
  • Worst…game…ever?

    Devine June 22, 2008, 6:14 pm
  • oh, why bother? ANOTHER leadoff hit. C’mon Youk. Do SOMETHING good. END this game!

    bostondreams June 22, 2008, 6:47 pm
  • OH YES! THANK GOD! Youk! Finally!

    bostondreams June 22, 2008, 6:49 pm
  • Tek saves the game and Youks ends it. Nice. Still one of the worst-played games of all time.

    Devine June 22, 2008, 6:49 pm
  • Also, credit to Drew on the throw from right on that single last inning. I go through the game like a zombie, see the thing lost, won, and lost again so many times, and that final inning was like an exclamation point of seemingly losing and definitely winning.

    Devine June 22, 2008, 6:54 pm

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