Fifty (and) Seven Varieties: Rangers-Sox Gamer II

While winning six of their last seven games, Boston and thier batters have plated 50 runs. Tonight’s native Texan, Jason Jennings, is winless on the season and has allowed 14 earned in as many innings so far in three starts for the Rangers. Jennings has pitched against Boston twice in his career, once in 2003 and once in 2004 during interleague play while he was with the Rockies. Jon Lester is on the bump for Boston and looks to shake off rough outings at the Jake and against the Tigers.

Lineups follow, comment away…

 Texas
I. Kinsler 2b .290
M. Young ss .235
J. Hamilton cf .294
H. Blalock 3b .316
J. Botts 1b .133
D. Murphy rf .290
G. Laird dh .235
A. Melhuse c .154
G. Duran lf .000
J. Jennings 8.79
 Boston
J. Ellsbury cf .229
D. Pedroia 2b .324
D. Ortiz dh .134
M. Ramirez lf .338
K. Youkilis 3b .364
J.D. Drew rf .340
J. Varitek c .276
S. Casey 1b .333
J. Lugo ss .271
J. Lester 5.31
64 comments… add one
  • From Copenhagen, Denmark, first post long time lurker, GO SOX!!!

    Cph_sf April 19, 2008, 7:08 pm
  • First evening off in three days! (Just got home from work… worked close last three)!
    Home just in time to see Youk double in ManRam

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:31 pm
  • welcome :) 2-1 Sox on a Ortiz DP groundout and Youk RBI double

    TJ April 19, 2008, 7:31 pm
  • Ick. I hate checked swing groundouts (or pop outs). Infuriating because you really cant blame the batter or the pitcher.. they are freaks of nature.
    By the way, I’m reading Between the Numbers by BP right now… I reccommend it highly to y’all if you havent read it. Absolutely fascinating.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:34 pm
  • Anyway, time for Lester again. Strikes, kid. Strikes.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:35 pm
  • Note: the strike zone is NOT 5000 feet off the ground.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:35 pm
  • Serious.,.. you go up 0-2 and now are at 3-2? God DAMMIT Lester.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:38 pm
  • Dammit. Wall ball. Thats a fly out ANYWHERE else. Lester’s fault though. He should put him away after goign up 0-2

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:39 pm
  • My kingdom for a pitcher who can go six.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:42 pm
  • *sigh*
    Tie game *wanders away to find a soda*

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:44 pm
  • *watches Lester implode*

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:46 pm
  • Whew. Inning over.
    Lester at 44 pitches. So basically, we’re gonna need 4-5 innings form the Pen AGAIN.
    There’s a very interesting section in Between the Numbers where they determine that a 4 man rotation would have little to no detrimental effect on pitchers and in fact would be benifical to the team overall (provided that, within games, Pitcher Abuse Points were managed intellegently).

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:50 pm
  • Ridiculously short inning by the Sox. Lugo singled, but no one else even worked a decent count.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:55 pm
  • first two batter get on. Lester isnt a major league pitcher.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 7:59 pm
  • Im gonna go back to not posting. We were doign better without me.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 8:01 pm
  • Boston.com needs to get Amalie back blogging during the game.
    This dude Julian Benbow is an idiot and just plain annoying.

    TJ April 19, 2008, 8:18 pm
  • atleast Lester is throwing strikes tonite…lol
    64 pitches 47 strikes, 17 balls.

    TJ April 19, 2008, 8:20 pm
  • Can Amalie, Erin Andrews and that sideline chick from Oakland all do like.. .a photo shoot together or something?>
    Cause thatd be aweseom.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 8:28 pm
  • LOL i posted a comment to one of the guys posts. i wrote “WE WANT AMALIE about 20 times. He just emailed me saying..
    If it helps, it’s only two day. Doing my best. Enjoy the rest of the game.
    Julian Benbow
    Sports Reporter
    Boston Globe zoned editions
    (O): 978-646-3927
    (C): 804-852-5697
    jbenbow@globe.com

    TJ April 19, 2008, 8:44 pm
  • Remy and Don have lost their minds. At least thats soemthign to enjoy about this game (it certainly isnt the offense)

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 8:46 pm
  • OMG
    Lester went Six.
    OMG, he turned in a decent start.
    RUNS NOW. REWARD THIS.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 8:57 pm
  • “Can Amalie, Erin Andrews and that sideline chick from Oakland all do like.. .a photo shoot together or something?”
    Yeah, preferably in a state of undress … and lots of jello involved.

    SoxFan April 19, 2008, 9:01 pm
  • Awww. I thought that was gonna get through. Stupid Young.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:03 pm
  • I swear to GOD we need to at least give Lester a nodecision. He has no chance at a win now, but a loss when h e did so well will REALLY piss me off

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:05 pm
  • Wow. I didnt expect to see him out here for the 7th. I suspect it’ll eb a bad idea.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:07 pm
  • Blalock gets a hit and now Lester is gone. Why’d they even run him out there? Stupid.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:08 pm
  • Bruins just tied it at 2-2 in the third

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:09 pm
  • Lil’ Manny gets two quick outs, then a loses a tough fight with David Murphy for a walk.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • 3-2 on Laird. put him AWAY Manny.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:20 pm
  • Lester got the first out of the inning. Del;carmen has only gotten 1 out so far.

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:20 pm
  • Got him.
    Ok boys, wake the bats up!

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:21 pm
  • ok now he got his second out :p

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • Yeah, your right TJ. Brain fart.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:22 pm
  • Encouraging start from Lester. Hugely cut down on the walks. Lots of hits, but its progress.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:23 pm
  • Ok, Rangers pen.. maybe we can actually hit them.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:24 pm
  • Cna we PH Lowrie for Casey?

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • BULL that was outside. Stirke 1 my ass

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:26 pm
  • TEK beats out the DP, and the world breifly spins backwards

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:28 pm
  • And we’re gonna let Casey bat. Prove me wrong, Terry

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:28 pm
  • Casey singles. Tek has to stay at second. DP in order and Casey runs like molasses.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:30 pm
  • Lowrie running for Casey. Come on Lugo.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:31 pm
  • ON THE FIRST GOD DAMN PITCH!
    Someone assassinate Lugo. PLEASE>

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • I hate Lugo, I REALLY HATE HIM

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:34 pm
  • Timlin comes on a promptly gives up a basehit. I need a drink.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:36 pm
  • Bruins take lead 4-3 4 mins left

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • designate Timlin and callup Hansen

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:37 pm
  • Top of the order now. Our last best chance.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:44 pm
  • Monday night the Bruins will have a chance to complete payback.
    A few years ago the Bruins were the #1 seed and lost to Montreal after being up 3 games to 1… same scenerio now just oposite standing.

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • Anyone know if Jacobys yellow badn has any significance to him? Yellow just seems liek an odd choice

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • Actually a number of players have them. I just noticed.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:48 pm
  • DUSTIN DOUBLES!
    Please someone.. knock him in!

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:49 pm
  • Its about livestrong. Lance Armstrong threw out the first pitch tonite.

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:50 pm
  • PEDROIA AND PAPI!!!!!

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:50 pm
  • PAPI!!!!! TIE GAME!

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:51 pm
  • Thats pretty cool TJ. Thats what you mkiss with mlb.tv

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:51 pm
  • MANNY!

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:51 pm
  • MANNY!!!!!!! HOLY COW!!!!!

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:52 pm
  • #496 btw.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:53 pm
  • Manny and Pedroia are battling for my player of the week award… Manny may win it based on the power display, but Pedroia has had a hell of a week too.

    TJ April 19, 2008, 9:53 pm
  • I give the edge to Manny this week, as much as I heart Dustin.
    Papelbon time.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:58 pm
  • Sh*t.

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 9:59 pm
  • One.
    Blalock broke up the DP

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 10:02 pm
  • Two!

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 10:04 pm
  • THREE!!!
    COMEBACK WATER!!!

    Dionysus April 19, 2008, 10:05 pm

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