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Penny starting makes me a little queasy
was at the game last nite and cannot say enough about bards debut. his stuff was electric. he faced the heart of the angels lineup and made them look slow. i had angels fans in my section asking me all about the kid. hopefully theo/tito will have the guts to give the kid a legitimate chance to stick with the club for the remainder of the year.
Yuck, Penny already giving up hits.
something that keeps bugging me is, how many RBI would jason bay have if papi could hit his weight?
tori hunter is quickly becoming a sox killer. he joins other such greats as vernon wells and carl crawford.
We probably need to ask Paul to do some sort of extrapolation….
LUGO!!!! What has this world come to?
I’m starting to hate Torii Hunter…
Did you know the league was OPSing .906 against Brad Penny before this game?
Penny cant manage to pitch an inning without putting runners on.
Tied again. Boy, this has been some series.
Glad to have Elf back in the line-up. Sort of puts the world back on the correct axis.
“Boy, this has been some series.”
this has been a series that has involved our AAA lineup and julio lugo DH-ing. boy do i miss youk.
“boy do i miss youk”
and Papi. :(
Papi misses another great chance to get it going. Will it ever happen?
I keep waiting for Ortiz to hit
That’s a great play by Drew on the fall-in blooper to gun him down at 2nd.
at what point do we give up on Papi? I hate to say it but a turnaround is looking less and less likely. I would very much like to be wrong about that.
Who is this Lugo?
And Lugo with the great leap to grab the liner. Penny is a lucky SOB.
Ponch: end of June? I think Papi’s earned that much. You can drop him in the order a bit sooner than that, though.
theo- sing bay long term today. or deal with the yanks offering him $800,000,000 for 20 years this offseason.
c’mon, Papi, c’mon…..
it’s just painful to watch ortiz at the plate. 0-2 hole everytime. leaving runners in scoring position every at bat. it’s time to move him down the lineup starting tomorrow. even hitting fifth might make a difference.
A Vaughn-esque falloff for Ortiz. Wow.
Not exactly, Andrew. At least Big Mo had the broken ankle as an excuse. But your larger point … yeah.
Radio says Angles fan has sign with Papi’s season HR total. Does that fan also have a sign with Abreau’s season HR total?
I think when Youks proves healthy you drop Papi in the batting order.
Typical Penny today. Nothing spectacular. He’s just good enough.
The last two starts, Penny has stunk/gotten a bit lucky early in the game, then had a couple effective innings to close it out.
Yet another quality start of the 6 IP, 3 ER variety.
Ridiculously wide strike zone to get Bay on the 3-2.
what concerns me about ortiz is that fringe pitchers are just throwing to him. when the season started pitchers were sticking to the book on ortiz. low and in to tie him up. i hoped it was a timing thing and he’d work it out after a couple weeks. now they’re not even game-planning him. just chucking. he’s pressing hard and only digging a deeper hole by putting himself in behind in counts early.
none of this is good news with inter-league play looming. not sure you can sit lowell to put a glove on papi.
Penny trying to extend that quality start to even more respectable.
After 1 out, a triple for Aybar.
Forgot about interleague play, rod. I agree, there’s no way you sit Lowell or Youk if they’re both healthy and things stay the way they are with Papi.
Angels on top 4-3 after the sac fly on Bay’s diving catch.
I know he’s up for the loss, but Penny pitched really well today.
Lugo 3 for 4.
Two on, two out for Pedroia.
Dustin Pedroia, destroyer of worlds. Tie fucking ballgame.
So Penny deservedly will not be the losing pitcher!
The little guy is 4 for 4, on base 5 times and just drove in the tying run in the 8th. Nice return game.
Ortiz with yet another big opportunity.
wow. hit and run with lugo on second. good call tito. beating the angels at their own game. welcome back pedroia.
Papi misses a homer by 5 feet. Grrrr.
To the track…made me think about it for a second.
first pitch swinging ortiz. why even bother trying to see more pitches when you’ve already told the pitcher you’ll be flailing at whatever he throws.
Not bad – 0-5 for Ortiz today. Guess it could be worse . . . oh wait . . .
on second look that wasn’t a hit and run. lugo was on a straight steal of third. ellsbury wasn’t running at first.
Nice, quick reaction by Varitek to grab the bunt popup.
Coco woulda had it. God I hate Abreu.
Ellsbury Abreu’s the play at the wall…on a ball hit by Abreu.
GUNNED DOWN AT HOME! FUCK YOU ABREU!
DREW AMAZING PLAY TO GUN DOWN ABREU AT HOME!!!
now that’s some fun baseball right there.
Crappity carp – my mlbradio jsut stopped working and I missed the play!
I mean, Drew’s momentum was taking him to left field. He made that throw on the run and threw him out easy.
Bay tries to hit it out, almost…
Wow I thought it was gone when it left Bay’s bat.
that’s 2 PO for drew today. could it be one of those days where the glove carries over to the bat and JD hits the game winner?
Baldelli on-deck instead of Drew. Must have hurt himself throwing?
Lowell walks with 1 out, here’s Rocco.
just as i say that. rocco inserted for drew. now we wait to find out how hurt drew is.
Oh, maybe it’s the lefty thing.
radio guy’s saying drew looked fine running off the field. possibly a match up thing.
Green pinch-running for Lowell. Tito getting creative here.
Rocco singles. 2 on, 1 down.
hopefully tito knew something we didn’t. at least it paid off.
I don’t get the Drew substitution, but it happened to work… At least, Baldelli is on base. Just so long as Bailey doesn’t GIDP.
can’t believe the money the angels threw at fuentes. a career NL soft tossing set up guy.
Bailey K’s. Tek up with 2 out.
Scheiser. Missed opportunity.
just looked at the numbers and rocco struck out in his only appearance vs. fuentes. makes me believe something is wrong with drew. drew had struck out in his only AB vs. fuentes as well.
Well, actually, it *didn’t* work — in that the Sox evidently needed a double, triple or home run from Drew’s spot in the order, since Bailey/Tek were up next. Grrr!
Extras. Better get it done in the 10th, Sox…I got a dinner date!
Francona tossed for arguing balls and strikes. Get your money’s worth Tito!
Lugo lead-off double? Jizz in my pants.
…and then promptly gets caught in a rundown.
Ortiz with a big, big stinker of a game.
What a giant pile of blown opportunity, exacerbated by an amazing catch by Hunter to prevent a 5 for 5 day by the Elf.
another great at bat for ortiz. first pitch swinging. how can a ML hitter go up swinging everytime and expect to be productive?
Bay reaches on the not-caught strike three.
Ugly bunt attempt. Green’s stance looks kinda like Bay’s.
DP. Boo. This is gonna be my last inning.
Good luck, boys. I hopes for good news later tonight, but expect the worst.
Papelbon getting squeezed.
Hunter steals 3rd. Lame.
LOB- 14 sox / 3 angels
david, i beg of you, redeem yourself right now.
Papo up..maybe with the bases juiced his magic returns
What a waste …
Papi now 0-7 in the game with 3K’s. Perhaps it is time for management to have a talk with the big guy about taking a trip to Pawtucket to work on some stuff.
Bases loaded with 1 out and we cant score.
17 LOB now…makings of a disaster
Sad loss, should have won that game
well that was a complete and utter waste of 4.5 hours.
we’ll be seeing a different lineup come tomorrow. hopefully one that still includes drew tho.
Lugo is playing really well lately. Silver lining FTW.
He has to move Ortiz out of that spot. There is no other option left now. If he doesn’t, he’s showing loyalty to Ortiz over the better good of the team. Move him down to sixth or seventh for awhile, and take some pressure off of him. I can’t handle seeing the bases jacked for him one more time just to watch him called out or ground out to first.
The lineup I’d like to see:
When Youk is back put him in the 3 spot and slide everyone down.
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