Flaming Brown Bag of Poo, Part Two: Sox-A’s Gamer III

SF and Paul are busy preparing for the 2010 season which is totally going to rock, so I'm left to do this gamer. I'll just update SF's last one:

Suspensions, (even more) injuries, (even more) losses.  Fun first week.  The proverbial flaming brown bag.

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  • Oy, Nick. Brutal.
    Wakefield carved ’em up in the 1st, but the Red Sox got carved themselves (they saw a few more pitches than Wake threw, though).

    Devine April 15, 2009, 3:48 pm
  • Lowell crushes one after Bay gets on with 2 out! 2-0 Sox!
    Can our starting pitching not suck for a game?

    Devine April 15, 2009, 3:50 pm
  • if he would have said Part Two instead of redux it would have rhymed better.

    dw (sf) April 15, 2009, 3:51 pm
  • Fixed. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Nick-YF April 15, 2009, 3:53 pm
  • We have a lead! We have a lead!

    rootbeerfloat April 15, 2009, 3:56 pm
  • Wakefield has used 12 pitches to get through two innings (6 pitches each, some great defense behind him).

    Devine April 15, 2009, 3:57 pm
  • According to radio announcers, Baldellis is out with soreness in his leg.

    rootbeerfloat April 15, 2009, 4:00 pm
  • Ellsbury made an AMAZING PLAY on a sure-fire gap double to end the 3rd. There was also a line drive out to Lowell in the inning. Can’t argue with the results, he’s throwing strikes, but you always worry about the big inning with Wakefield.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 4:06 pm
  • That Youkilis. He’s so hot right now. Youkilis.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 4:09 pm
  • by the way, how does Anderson look. I just picked him up as a pretty expensive keeper option in my league. Looks like he’s doing a good job.

    Nick-YF April 15, 2009, 4:25 pm
  • Wakefield uber-effective through 5.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 4:30 pm
  • Yar, Anderson has been really good, using all of the strike zone, just the one mistake.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 4:31 pm
  • this is one speedy game! an hour though 5 1/2 innings wow. wake having thrown less than 40 pitches… someone wants to get on a plane east.
    Was surprised they called up Hudson to stick in the pen.

    dw (sf) April 15, 2009, 4:37 pm
  • and there goes the no hitter for wake

    dw (sf) April 15, 2009, 4:39 pm
  • Really bad E for Lowell to start the 6th. Should have been an easy out.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 4:39 pm
  • and I was wrong… E-5

    dw (sf) April 15, 2009, 4:40 pm
  • A dazzler through 6.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 4:44 pm
  • no-no thru 6 for wake.

    sam-YF April 15, 2009, 4:49 pm
  • and there goes the no hitter for wake
    Where does this statement fall on the “can’t say the words” superstition scale?
    I do remember calling my mom during Derek Lowe’s NHer and also during Nomo’s and saying very loudly and clearly (my Mom is VERY superstitious) “hey, Mom, you see that LOWE/NOMO HAS A NO HITTER GOING?”. She wasn’t at all happy I did this. And they still got them, thus proving my Mom is completely irrational.

    SF April 15, 2009, 4:52 pm
  • SF –
    On behalf of mothers everywhere, you hush.

    soxmom April 15, 2009, 4:57 pm
  • Lowell is praying for a walk at this point.

    sam-YF April 15, 2009, 4:59 pm
  • Frick. GIDP with bases loaded. For now, not having a TV this season isn’t hurting me!

    am sf April 15, 2009, 5:00 pm

    rootbeerfloat April 15, 2009, 5:01 pm
  • Seven innings complete. Nick Green just made a nice play to catch a bloop to keep the sheet clean.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:01 pm
  • Oh my God, what a play by Nick Green to keep it alive!
    Through 7!
    (Awful DP w/bases loaded in the half-inning previous.)

    Devine April 15, 2009, 5:01 pm
  • It’d be nice for Wake, of course, but what we really really want is the W, don’t we?

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:02 pm
  • ok, now I have to go watch the rest of the game on TV…

    dw (sf) April 15, 2009, 5:03 pm
  • The bats still suck, eh?

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:04 pm
  • Papi at a whopping .156!

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:05 pm
  • Papi can’t catch up to an 87mph flat fastball.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:06 pm

    Devine April 15, 2009, 5:10 pm
  • JD!!!!! JACK!!!! 5-0!

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:10 pm
  • That was a BOMB. Moon shot.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:10 pm
  • It’s either all (i.e. home run) or nothing (pop-up or whatever) with this line-up with RISP. Right on, J.D.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:11 pm
  • 2-out RBI for Nick Green. Bats coming around?

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:16 pm
  • Offense officially alive with Ellsbury’s 2-RBI single?

    Devine April 15, 2009, 5:21 pm
  • Ellsbury takes a mammoth swing, the ball goes about 125 feet, hits some grass, and the Sox lead 8-0!

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:21 pm
  • Love the run support for Wake but wonder how the long inning will affect his rhythm.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:22 pm
  • Pedroia the only Red Sox starter without a hit in this game!

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:23 pm
  • Eh, I am being a little tough on Ellsbury – it was a line drive. Maybe not a laser beam, but solid enough. The camera is so high in Oakland that it looked something like a bloop.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:23 pm
  • There’s Lowell’s walk.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 5:26 pm
  • Walk! Lowell off the hook!!

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:26 pm
  • Aw, well, there it goes, with five outs to go. Too bad. Great work from Wake though.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:30 pm
  • C’mon Wake, four more outs and then back to Boston.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:30 pm
  • And there goes the shutout too. Wake struggling this inning. 8-1.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:34 pm
  • Too bad?
    Great day by the Wake. Giving exactly what was needed when it was needed. If they don’t retire his number once he’s done I’ll personally do it myself with spraypaint.

    Dirty Water April 15, 2009, 5:37 pm
  • Huh, DW? Did you read my post?

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:45 pm
  • 8-2 on a wallscraper out of Bay’s reach. Holliday on second. Two outs to go.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:47 pm
  • We’ll never know what might have been, but I do believe that the long Red Sox 8th, great as it was, did not help Wake, at least as far as the no-hitter is concerned.
    Whatever: Tim Wakefield, still the biggest bargain in baseball and for all we know a great guy. Long may he run.

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:50 pm
  • Good way to end a crappy trip. Two wins, two DL stints, six game suspension. Blech.
    Thanks to Wake, though, for the big win today.

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:52 pm
  • Those are the kind of starts that keep Wakefield on this team. I don’t really anticipate enjoying his starts but I remember a similar start against Detroit last year, and they are fun when he gets in his groove. You just can’t get used to it.

    Devine April 15, 2009, 5:53 pm
  • And Nick gets suckered, too!! It was the old “SFs ignore the game thread, thus forcing a YF into posting our game thread which then reverses all bad luck as they tempt fate by subtly reveling in their rival’s current travails in said game thread”.
    Brilliant strategy on Paul’s and my part, I have to say!

    SF April 15, 2009, 5:55 pm
  • Oh, and is there a way for the Yankees and the Rays to both lose today?

    pale blue eyes April 15, 2009, 5:55 pm
  • Sure I did. But bemoaning his almost no-no, however slightly, goes beyond reason. Straight up, he was fucking fantastic today. No complaints. Let’s celebrate what he did accomplish instead.

    Dirty Water April 15, 2009, 6:23 pm
  • Just got home, sad I missed this game. We NEEDED that from Wake.
    As for the superstitions… my buddy is 100% responsible for Schilling losing his no-hitter. He called me with 2 outs in the 9th (and 2 strikes on the batter) to tell me about it (I was at the hardware store after work and didn’t know what was going on), and the hit happened about 3 seconds later. This is irrefutable proof.

    Atheose April 15, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • You’ve got to be kidding.

    SF April 15, 2009, 7:30 pm