Sox Gamers/Postmortems

Grab A Seat: Rays-Sox Gamer

The Phillies and Dee-Troit are in.  Who else wants a ride?  David Price and Tim Wakefield pitch in Fenway today.  Lineups follow, comments.. GO!

Tampa Bay
D. Jennings lf .292
B.J. Upton cf .236
E. Longoria 3b .244
C. Kotchman 1b .309
J. Damon dh .261
B. Zobrist 2b .269
M. Joyce rf .274
S. Rodriguez ss .218
K. Shoppach c .173
D. Price 3.34
J. Ellsbury cf .318
M. Aviles 3b .261
A. Gonzalez 1b .336
D. Pedroia 2b .298
D. Ortiz dh .315
C. Jackson lf .246
D. McDonald rf .211
J. Saltalamacchia c .243
M. Scutaro ss .288
T. Wakefield 5.13

43 replies on “Grab A Seat: Rays-Sox Gamer”

Wow, Red Sox can’t even throw out a runner on a pitch-out. Wakefield’s fastball is slow of course, but still …
And another wild pitch and just like that Jennings is at third base.
And the next pitch is generously ruled a passed ball and Jennings scores the fifth Tampa Run.
Why don’t we just stop this farce, concede the wild card and everybody can go home?

This season, injuries and all, is a big chink in Theo’s armor. He clearly made a mistake signing Lackey, and counting on Wakefield as the rotation’s fill-in in case of injury is a disaster, and he better fucking retire (or the Sox better not offer him another contract, even for 10 bucks).
Part of me is so angry at Buchholz getting hurt (which is the one injury that has really wrecked this season) that I almost don’t care if Theo’s or Tito’s head rolls unnecessarily and (what would be totally) unfairly. It’s totally irrational.
At the very least they better fucking sacrifice one of the Tims, Bogar or Wakefield, to the baseball Gods this offseason. If they don’t, I have no faith in the front office at all. Both of them cost the team games, stink at their jobs, yet get regular chances to fuck up.

4-6 on the road trip. Way to show out Yankees.
If you don’t care, why should I watch?
Two weeks until we lose in the first round and I can put this pathetic season behind me.
Go Sabres.

I missed you ag…because I didn’t watch a second of the game.
Freddy pitching with a scrub squad lineup? Why would I put myself through that.
Shutout for like the 25th time this year. Fuck them.

Well, the Aviles homer made it look more respectable than it actually was. With the Rays having seven games left against the Yankees and the Sox the same number against the Orioles normally I’d like our chances. But not the way this team has been playing recently.

The Sox look ridiculously bad. The Yankees look barely one notch better than that (Cano’s running past Teixeirs yeaterday was straight out of the Bad News Bears barely a week after running them out of another rally by forgetting how many outs there were). The starting pitching is back to CC, Nova, plus crapshoot. 4 starters are each alternating great and horrid starts every time out. As for the offense, it’s great when it’s not on life support as a result of injury + exhaustion. The Yanks’ playoff chances may look better than the Sox, but they are limping to the finish line and do not look like a threat to anyone they might face in the ALDS. I’ll enjoy this ride while it lasts but I have a pretty strong sense it’ll leave me wanting more.

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