Head Scratcher: Rays-Sox Gamer II

The Rays hang 4 on Buchholz in the top of the first, and then Aviles gets picked off after singling in the bottom of the first.  I'm trying to remember why he is leading off again.  Someone remind me.  Oh yeah, my MFRS is hurt.  I would not say that Valentine has magical powers that forcibly manifest his reality, but those bizarre spring training experimentations have now proved truth by necessity.  Cue the theramin.  Jeremy Hellickson is pitching for the Rays at Fenway.  Comment away.

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  • No damage for Clay in that inning, aside from a single and the balk. Would at least be encouraging to see him settle down and stick around for awhile.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 4:48 pm
  • Salty literally doubles his BA with a 2-run homer.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 4:57 pm
  • Salty homer cuts the lead in half.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 4:57 pm
  • Clay is pretty much pitching like garbage.
    Where’s Vicente?

    I'mBillMcNeal April 14, 2012, 5:04 pm
  • It figures Luke Scott would have a killer game. Hell.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 5:09 pm
  • Laser show!!

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 5:14 pm
  • Would’ve been even nicer if that made it 4-3, but I’ll take it.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 5:15 pm
  • Hellickson not exactly blowing the doors off the place himself. Sox have a chance with Papi and Sweeney on 2nd and 3rd, one out, Salty up.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 5:35 pm
  • And now it’s up to Aviles.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 5:39 pm
  • Aaaaaand they get nothing.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 5:45 pm
  • PAPI!

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 6:07 pm
  • Papi ties it!!

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 6:08 pm
  • Hellickson’s out. Wow, Clay ended up having the better start of the two. Crazy.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 6:19 pm
  • Buchholz looking much better now than in the first few innings. Encouraging.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • Wow, and finishes (I assume) with a flourish, striking out Longoria. I would not have kept him out there for the 7th, but it worked.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 6:30 pm
  • Aviles. Red Sox finally take the lead. Wish he’d done that last time with the bases loaded.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 6:33 pm
  • Cody Ross comes through with a two-run double. This game is shaping up pretty nicely. 8-5. Hope the bullpen will not let us down.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 6:43 pm
  • Bruins lose.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 6:44 pm
  • Excellent inning from Morales. Probably Aceves in the 9th. Unless the bottom of the eighth turns out like it did yesterday.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 6:53 pm
  • Loaded for Papi. Two out.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 7:08 pm
  • Papi goes the other way for a three-run double.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 7:12 pm
  • Cody Ross over the monster. 13-5 Sox. Love that bottom of the eighth.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 7:14 pm
  • This late offense is now entering LOL territory.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 7:15 pm
  • Lin enters for the first time plus it’s Aceves anyway.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 7:17 pm
  • I guess Alfredo needs the work. 15 pitches and it’s done. Very good.
    .500 tomorrow?
    Night everybody.

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 7:24 pm
  • Ahead of myself there.
    .500 on Monday?

    pale blue eyes April 14, 2012, 7:25 pm
  • .500 would be especially impressive, PBE, since the Sox are still just 3-5. But it does feel a little better than that after these two games, doesn’t it? Hey, better run differential than the Yankees!

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 7:26 pm
  • And as of today, I’d say Buchholz looks better than Hughes and the famously struggling Youkilis looks no worse than Teixeira.

    stuck_working April 14, 2012, 7:28 pm
  • 1 game back! (of the three teams that matter…’cause I mean sure, Baltimore’s up two, but who cares?)

    Devine April 14, 2012, 8:00 pm
  • First back-to-back wins since late August!

    Devine April 14, 2012, 8:33 pm
  • “First back-to-back wins since late August!”
    Wow. I had to verify the veracity of that statement. Wow.

    IronHorse (YF) April 15, 2012, 8:23 am

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