Gab, Gab, Gab: Sox-Tigers Gamer IV

Hey, look, the Sox are playing! Kason Gabbard tries to stay undefeated this season against the vaunted Tiger offense, which showed us why we should not be trusting in Julian Tavarez any more than a fifth starter deserves the rest of the season.

Buehrle… Buehrle… Buehrle…

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  • Papi with a homer in the bottom of the 1st that followed a Pedroia triple.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Ramirez walks, Drew singles.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • Lowell K’d and Tek K’d to end the inning. I think stranding Manny and Drew could potentially by devastating for us tonight.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • Detroit goes down 1-2-3 in the Top of the 1st.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:28 pm
  • Hinske goes down swinging.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • After making Bonderman work in the 1st inning, the Sox hitters go on a “the fewer the pitches we see the better” type of inning. Bonderman throws 9 pitchs to include a 3 pitch strikeout to Coco.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Ordonez singles to left to lead off the 2nd.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Guillen lines out to right.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • Pudge lines into the double play. Inning over.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Pedroia grounds out to 3rd.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Papi walks after falling behind 0-2.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Ramirez then promptly takes the first pitch and hits into an inning ending double play. Again letting Bonderman throw minimal amount of pitches.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Thames grounds out to third and Monroe K’s looking.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:52 pm
  • Inning ends as Inge strikes out swinging.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Drew pops out to short.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Lowell grounds to short, Guillen with an error allows Lowell to reach safely.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • Tek strikes out and Lowell gunned down stealing. It would appear that the ole hit and run did not go according to plan.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • Uh-oh, the wheels seem to be coming off the Gabbard bus in the bottom of the fifth… Two walks to first two batters. He’s been great up ’til now.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • iRod grounds out, but the runners move over to 2nd and 3rd… Just one gone.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • Now Thames makes a harmless out (pop to Hinske), 2 away…

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • Gabbard does seem to have worked himself into apickle this inning.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • Ugh, trouble not avoided as a Monroe double ties it up.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 8:27 pm
  • Two friggin walks that come back to hurt him. The Sox bats need to start doing something. Bonderman should have a higher pitch count than what he has.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:30 pm
  • Another extra base hit tonight for Papi.
    Now if only Manny would do something.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Papi doubles to lead off the sixth… The Big Man is back on form, today at least.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • Long fly-out to center puts Tiz on third with one out…

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Well at least Manny moved Ortiz to third.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Drew K’s

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Lowell fouls out to 1st. Ortiz on third with one out and we starnd him.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • it’s funny how much a single game off can revitalize a player. these have been the best swings papi has made since may.

    sf rod July 7, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • I really am wondering/questioning why Papa Jack was fired after last year. The hitting this year just seems weak from when he was here.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • I keepo reading it was cause he wasnt helping all the hitters and they wanted someone who spent more time watching video

    TJ July 7, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Tek leads off with a single

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • I know the Sox are big on video, but Mags just doesn’t have the bats going like PJ did.
    Some hitters just can’t be helped either.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Hinske hits into the DP.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • Cora grounds out to 1st. Inning over, leadoff single wasted.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • MDC in to pitch. Gabbard gives up a single and Tito goes and gets him out of the game.
    Really a shame for Gabbrd, 2 hits the Tigers and all we can manage is two runs to help the kid out.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Guillen steals second.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • MDC gets out of the inning with the score still tied.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:07 pm
  • Bonderman at 96 pitches. He should have a real short leash if he comes back out.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • There’s little more frustrating than watching someone swing at a pitch, and then watching that person swing at the very next, exact same pitch, to strike out.
    Wily Mo does it all the time with low-and-away breaking balls, and Drew just did it on two consecutive sliders in the dirt.

    Kazz July 7, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Polanco is hurt??? Give Pedroia his roster spot :)

    TJ July 7, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • This is just frustrating, no situational hitting on the team at all.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Oki gives up the walk to Ordonez

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:46 pm
  • Guillen grounds out. Extra innings we go.
    Crisp then Lugo followed by Papi.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • leadoff double for Crisp.

    TJ July 7, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Crisp with a leadoff double.
    The question of the night, do we sac bunt him to third with Lugo?
    The Yanks made the mistake earlier today of not doing it and it cost them the game.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:52 pm
  • Crisp in to third on Lugo’s ground out to short.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:55 pm
  • Intential pass to Papi. Manny please, make them pay.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • For the second time tonight, Manny takes the first pitch and grounds into an inning ending double play.
    Mags really has this team hitting the ball real well.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:58 pm
  • A runner stranded on third with one out..AGAIN.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • Pudge leads off the inning with a single.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • Thames singles, Pudge to second.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • This got ugly

    rootbeerfloat July 7, 2007, 10:07 pm
  • Monroe sacs, Pudge to third, Thames to 2nd.
    Note to Sox: This is how you win a game by advancing runners.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Now we are going to IBB Inge to get to Granderson. I think Granderson hit a GS yesterday.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Tito checking out the book “Managers guide for idiots” today.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:09 pm
  • Granderson grounds to first, Sox take the force out at home.
    2 down

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • “Note to Sox: This is how you win a game by advancing runners”
    Now I look like an ass as Infante flies out to center. Massive tip of the cap to Oki who pitched himself into trouble and out of trouble.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • that was a heart attack inning….Oki dun do that to me again lol

    TJ July 7, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Drew flies out, Lowell grounds out, Tek singles and then Bailey PHs for Hinske and he grounds out.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:30 pm
  • Timlin in to pitch.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:31 pm
  • I assume we are saving Paps for IF we get ahead? I predict this ends badly

    Dionysus July 7, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • Pinchrunning for Pedroia was also a bad call

    Dionysus July 7, 2007, 10:41 pm
  • I guess Timlin walking Thames on four pitches was a good idea.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Nice single by Cora to lead off the twelfth.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • There has been so many insane moves this game it is not funny.
    Manny has killed us all night with his inability to do anything after Papi has been walked.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:49 pm
  • Seven Tigers join on the mound when Leyland visits to ask Miner, “why did you duck like a wuss when it was 30 feet away from you?”

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:51 pm
  • Wow.. Crisp almost beat that bunt out when Infante covered for Miner. Lightning fast.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:52 pm
  • Crisp bunts Cora over to 2nd, one gone.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 10:52 pm
  • Funny how this game mirrors the earlier Yankees game.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • If the Sox pull off this win that’s a big win, holding one of the better teams to just two runs through 12 with the defacto 6th starter beginning the game? Pretty damn good.

    SF Kevin July 7, 2007, 10:53 pm
  • Ouch. Lugo can’t bitch there; gotta defend.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • I predict a three run shot.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • I swear to GOD Manny…

    Anonymous July 7, 2007, 10:56 pm
  • An IBB to Papi to get to Manny… says it all.
    Hope they pay for it, but I expect it’ll work out for Detroit.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 10:56 pm
  • Miner pitches he is throwing with a wedgie.
    Bases loaded to Drew.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • … like he is…

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • He walks Manny. Huh.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 10:58 pm
  • I will do ANYTHING for a run, Drew

    Dionysus July 7, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • According to the Tigers’ announcers, Manny is tied for the most game-winning RBIs in the majors… Surprising.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • I would have made Manny hit, as sorry as his a** has been tonight.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 10:59 pm
  • “According to the Tigers’ announcers, Manny is tied for the most game-winning RBIs in the majors… Surprising”
    More surprising, Manny only has 7 more RBI’s than Lugo who is hitting .190

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:00 pm
  • Youk PHing for Drew?

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:01 pm
  • You have got to be kidding me. Now we strand the bases loaded?

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:03 pm
  • Fly out, Sox squander the chance.
    When your team leaves so many runners on in extra innings, it feels like a near-certain death sentence… Not hopeful for the bottom of the 12th.

    Hudson July 7, 2007, 11:03 pm
  • I give up.

    Anonymous July 7, 2007, 11:04 pm
  • Well that didn’t work, though I like the idea. I’d take Youk’s ability to make contact over Drew in that situation.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • That was a nifty play by Lowell.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • Lotsa free baseball today.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • WMP in right field…they are trying to make me have a tourette’s meltdown.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • You’re right AG…4 or 5 extra inning games today.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:07 pm
  • Tek with a weak looking swing there on strike 3

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:17 pm
  • I have only one question:
    And Gerb: Drew has been as good, if not better, than Youk for the last 45 days. Questionable move. Also, is Paps available?
    That is all.

    SF July 7, 2007, 11:19 pm
  • SF: A) yes, Paps is coming on, and,
    B) You really like Drew over Youk in that situation? i’m surprised.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:21 pm
  • Paps in and immediately plunks Sheffield.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:22 pm
  • Damn Sheff gets hit, _a lot_.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:22 pm
  • pap hits sheff to lead off the bottom of the 13th.

    sf rod July 7, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • Snyder only RP left in the Pen. Wake down there warming up.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • it must be Sheffs magnetic personality.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:23 pm
  • All I can say is:
    Thank God the Yankees and Blue Jays already lost and also, Thank God it’s the All-Star break. Rest is needed, on all fronts.

    SF July 7, 2007, 11:24 pm
  • Oh, and any other Sox fans worried about Manny yet? Isn’t it getting late for Manny to get it into gear, as everyone has saying is inevitable? Count me concerned.

    SF July 7, 2007, 11:25 pm
  • > Count me concerned
    If I were a Sox fan, I’d be concerned too, if the Sox really needed him, but right now, they don’t.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:30 pm
  • SF, I have something that might interest you and your fellow soxers, but I’d like to run it by you first. Is there somewhere (other than this game thread) that I can submit something?

    nyara July 7, 2007, 11:31 pm
  • yanksfansoxfan at hotmail dot com

    SF July 7, 2007, 11:32 pm
  • I thought that strike three looked away, but there’s no way Guillen should be taking that pitch in that situation.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • Ball game as IRod singles to right center. Ouch. 13 is not a lucky number of innings for the Yanks or the Sox tonight.

    attackgerbil July 7, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • thanks… sending shortly.

    nyara July 7, 2007, 11:35 pm
  • Yuck…
    Manny who is a DP machine and as a team 1-12 tonight with RISP.

    Rob July 7, 2007, 11:37 pm
  • Miserable performance by both offenses–especially Boston’s–and Papelbon ought to be embarrassed for giving up anything to a guy with a sub-300 OBP. Pathetic.
    And I’ve been worried about Manny since May. But it’s weird, because even though I feel like he’s been truly abysmal this year…his splits don’t really bear that out. He was awful in April, this is true…but his OPS in May, June, and July (before today’s game) is in the mid-900’s. Factor out April, and his season is actually pretty similar to what he did in 2005, but with a lower SLG and higher OBP. Still qualifies as a down-year by his standards, but not a disaster. But yeah, given his spot in the lineup and the fact that he’s put up a truly pathetic .256/.333/.397 against righties, and I’m fairly concerned. (He’s at .380/.520/.684 against lefties, which is as ridiculous as his line against righties is bad.)
    Still enough there to expect something of a bounceback though…at least I think there is. His GB%, LD% and BABIP are within their typical range, and he’s not striking out more then usual…he’s just not hitting the ball out of the ballpark as often. Part of that is age, but the more I look at the numbers the more I think he’s pretty likely to bounce back a bit. Over his career, he’s basically been as good against lefties as righties…those lines should normalize a bit.

    desturbd1 July 8, 2007, 12:57 am
  • Oh…I consider Ivan Rodriguez a truly awful offensive player. He’s actually been substantially worse then Varitek with the bat this year, nevermind Posada…it’s a travesty that he gets to start the AS game.

    desturbd1 July 8, 2007, 12:59 am
  • I was just watching the game on the Tigers announcer said of the “diminutive second baseman”… “he’s tough to strikeout, but with that slider that Bonderman features, we may see Mr Pedroia punch out a couple times today”
    One word……

    TJ July 8, 2007, 9:36 am
  • whoop de doo

    dc July 8, 2007, 9:56 am
  • what an awful way to end such a long drawn out game that the sox should have won…it never should have even gone into extra innings

    sel July 8, 2007, 12:38 pm

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