Interleaguin’: Mets-Sox Gamer I

It's the start of the holiday weekend, a beautiful day, and the Mets travel to Boston to take on the fresh-with-starting-pitching Red Sox.  Chat about all the action here.

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  • No Yanks gamer?
    Yanks off to a horrible start – Burnett giving up a solo shot to Rollins, and then hits Utley. Yuck.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • And Ibanez with a base hit. Corners, no outs for Ryan Howard and the short right fence.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • One pitch in and Daisuke already getting squeezed.
    Ibanez? NICE. He and Howard are on my fantasy team.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • Daisuke hitting 94mph. I like.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:13 pm

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • Struck out Howard, which is a good thing, though I have Burnett and Howard on my fantasy team, so that might’ve been the worst possible type of outcome.
    Werth is up.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • Ya, I hope I’m not hijacking the thread, but blame the mods! ;)

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • And Werth is down. That was relatively quick.
    Still one more guy in Victorino though.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • Another K from Daisuke. His stuff is hot so far.
    Burnett getting some crucial K’s too.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • You’re welcome here dude–the Trials and Tribulations of Krueg are always entertaining ;-)
    Groundout ends the inning, 12 pitches from Daisuke.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Teixieria saves a run with a diving catch!

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Hahaha, I’m afraid I won’t do much reverse-jinxing today, haha..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • Infield single against Johan? Yeah baby.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Jeter with a sharp hit to left field to lead off for the Yanks – Rollins couldn’t come up with that one.. and here’s JD..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • TWO infield singles against Johan?

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • JD rolls one to the pitcher, and Jeter was unable to beat the throw to second. 1 out.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • Wow, changeup is high AND outside to Papi, called a strike. It’s going to be a long day with an inconsistent K-zone like this.
    Papi strikes out on the next pitch.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • Tesh strikes out swinging, looking kind of awful on that pitch. 2 outs. ARod time.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • ARod doubles to the left field wall, and with some good throws Damon was out at home by 2-3 steps. Sigh.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • Damon ain’t got no legs. No Yankee runs.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • Should’ve ran him over at home, if you ask me. That was kind of weak by Damon..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • Ya, I thought that was a “long”-ish double too. They really did get it back in quickly though, but with Damon’s “supposed” speed he should’ve done better..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • A little unlucky? Matt Stairs beat out an infield single..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • Hard to consider the Sox in the middle of a squander right now, even though the first two guys reached, since they both reached on lousy plays – an error and a Baltimore chop. Santana looked good on both the baserunners, and he looked good on the three guys following (though a small assist goes to the home plate ump, whose got a rather high strike zone).
    Going to be a tough one tonight, Santana’s appearance ought to pacify Yankees fans who complain about the Sox missing Halladay.

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • squandered a potential quick start. dice k looked good in his half of the first. like that he’s working quickly too.

    sf rod May 22, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • Gary Sheffield you lousy piece of shit.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • And the catch Ruiz with a 2-run jack. Ya, really should’ve ran him over..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • i hate you sheff. cheater!

    sf rod May 22, 2009, 7:33 pm
  • AJ already giving up 2 HRs. And going 3-0 on Rollins.
    Maybe there’s something in the air..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • Rollins walk. Well, ten isn’t going to be easy at this rate..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • They bought up Wang “just in case” as a long reliever, I think. Well, he might get some work in tonight..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:35 pm
  • Sbeff one-hands a bomb off the billboard in dead left, it looked like a popup off the bat, but apparently not. 1-0 Mets. Still, through 1.1 Dice-K has lowered his ERA!

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • AJ also destroying my WHIP for this week, haha..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Utley strikes out, though Rollins take second.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • would have never guessed that that was a-rods first double of the year.

    sf rod May 22, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • Ibanez flies out, but not before 2 runs scored on Ruiz’s 2 run jack. 3-0 Phils after 1.5.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Matsuzaka is pitching waist-up. Ugh.

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • On the other hand, he was pitching waist-up to Jeremy Reed. Two down on the pop to Bay.

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • I really think that first inning was our best chance against Johan. We’re gunna lose this game 1-0.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • AL East update – Tampa Bay off to a 4-0 lead on top of the second, no outs.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Three down, can’o’corn to center. Dice looks solid enough, Sheff was off-balance on that bomb even. Encouraging, at least a little bit, though the Mets’ lineup isn’t exactly Murderer’s Row.

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • Matsui said no harm done – I was going to ground out anyhow. 1 out.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • I wouldn’t be happy losing 1-0, but at the least it would imply that Dice-K had a solid return.

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • Wang as a long reliever? Wow, never thought I’d see the day. Remember when he was the Ace?

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • Myers had some awful numbers the last time I looked. He’s giving the Yanks hitters some trouble tonight.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:42 pm
  • Swisher strikes out, dropping his average to something like 237, give or take. Here’s the red hot Cano (who happens to be batting 7th, in front of Melky and Cash..)

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • He started solidly this year, but I really don’t have much optimism about Mike Lowell over the course of the rest of this season.

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • Cano hits one up the middle, and Rollins made a nice throw to barely beat Cano. Bang bang play, and end of 2, it’s still 3-0.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • TEK!!!

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Here’s the monster of a slugger, Ryan Howard.
    No, a 2-0 count to Howard is not a good idea.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Wow, Varitek tied the game. Santana can’t be pleased, haha..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • toasty!

    sf rod May 22, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Don Orsillo: “Varitek may be past him prime, but at this point offense isn’t the most important thing about the catcher”
    Varitek then destroys a ball over the monster. That was a top-shelf reverse-jinx there.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Luckily, Howard grounds out meekly to second. 1 out.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Ath – hahaa, kreug would be proud. Except he would’ve added in a few profanities in there..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Werth flies out to center, 2 away.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • Carlos Pena made the TB game an 8-0 game. Ya, I guess that’s mostly in the books.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • Grounder to first, and 3 away. Melky, Cash, and Jeter up.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • You want a REAL Krueg impression?
    GODDAMNIT DAISUKE stop leaving the ball up in the zone! He’s never going to win a fucking game if he keeps doing this, the Mets are going to score 30 runs off him this inning. This team is horrible, good riddance, 4th-place here we come.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • Melky with a weak grounder for Myers to take.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Cash pops out to very shallow right and someone makes the catch. 2 outs.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • The Yanks have been going down pretty easier, minus the first inning.
    Here’s Jeter.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • *pretty easily.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • Seven pitch inning from Daisuke. I approve of this message.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • Jeter grounds out and another 1-2-3 inning. This game is just breezing by..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • A ground-out from Ellsbury, but a hard-hit ball. He’s swinging the bat fantastically. We’re a fearsome team when he’s playing well.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • Pedroia with a double. Santana obviously listening to that videogame commercial.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • AJ still looks like he’s struggling a bit out there, though the results are slightly better..
    Stairs strikes out on 5 pitches.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Ortiz down on three pitches. Stop arguing with the ump Papi, that was a strike.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Ortiz whiffs again, he ought to stop complaining, it was a beautiful pitch.

    SF May 22, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • Feliz with a grounder to third. 2 outs.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • A base knock for Ruiz, and the #9 hitter is 2/2 with a HR and 2 RBIs. Grumble.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • And the catcher Ruiz steals a base on AJ on Cash..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Got Rollins swinging and maybe AJ is coming together a little bit. But is it too late?

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Youk down swinging, but Johan is at 53 pitches after 3. Good sign.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • John Henry has a hot wife.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Damon trying to jump start this thing, but hits a comebacker right to Myers, one out.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • Myers only 38 pitchers through 3 and change.
    Tesh hits one opposite field and it looked like it should’ve been a double off the bat, but the LFer got to the ball pretty quickly so it’s a single with ARod up.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • Ath – I demand a picture.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • ARod looks at strike 3, 2 outs. Here’s Matsui.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Matsui only hitting .250. I thought it was higher for some reason..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • I REALLY love Eckerseley in the booth. He’s fun, he’s got some great insight, and he’s cocky but not too cocky (“I hit 3 homers in the NL man, I was the hulk!”).
    Why the hell is there a “Let’s go Mets” cheer? slow grounder up the middle, good effort by Lugo to try to knock it down.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • I wonder of the Yanks are like the Blue Jays. They dominate the lesser teams, yes, but now.. it’s the Phillies.
    Let’s go Matsui!

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Matsui with the infield single, and Swisher is up trying to chip into this lead a little bit..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • SF May 22, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Lugo hesitates, throws a weak ball to first.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Swisher looking quite awful out there..
    And now he grounds out, leaving 2 on base. Got to start getting these runs back..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Lugo = bonehead play costs a run

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 8:14 pm
    She’s hot, but more of a natural beauty than the typical “I’m a supermodel with big fake knockers”

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Woah, Kazmir and Percival going to the DL. This may be a blessing in disguise for the Rays, as Price is coming up to fill the rotation.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Well, if Johan does his thing this game is mostly over, barring a bullpen meltdown. And Dice needs to keep the Mets from plating any more.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Hey ump: go fuck yourself. I hate this inconsistent bullshit.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Top of the 5th, AJ already at 72 pitches, striking Utley out, but now gets a 3-0 count on Ibanez..
    Ath – it seems like I woul dhave to agree with you.
    Now Ibanez draws a 4 pitch walk.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Seriously, hearing this “Let’s go Mets” cheer in Fenway is painful.
    Daisuke throws the ball in CF. No damage though.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • All of these are earned, yet they are all Julio Lugo’s fault.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Honestly, is there not some piece of shit career minor leaguer we can stick in place of Lugo? I’d almost welcome leaving the position empty and playing eight guys if it meant keeping Lugo off the team and out of the lineup. I hate him. Hate, hate, hate, hate him.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Tesh really does play well defensively. Definitely Gold Glove worthy (though I haven’t been following other AL guys) dives to his right and throws out the lead runner at second. Great play.
    (Of course, it might just be because I’m used to years of Giambi..)

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Mets and Sox fans coming together for a “Yankees suck” cheer.
    Grounder to Petey ends the inning. Did anyone else cringe when he tossed the ball to Lugo?

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Werth destroyed a high heater for a huge 2 run shot, and it’s a 5-0 game.
    AJ doing well except for HR’s. Ya, where have I heard that one before?
    Victorino then follows it up with a 2 out triple.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Did anyone else cringe when he tossed the ball to Lugo?
    At this point I wouldn’t be averse to Pedro standing up and firing an 85mph heater right into Lugo’s chest, and just take the error.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • HAHAHA, camera shows Jed Lowrie in the dugout advising Lugo on how to not be a useless piece of shit.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • And then he strikes out Matt Stairs – his 7th strike out of the night.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • Jed: Keep up the good work, Julio. No seriously, keep it up.
    Julio: Thanks, dude. See how I almost got to that one out there? Call me “Derek”!

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • You guys are hilariously tough on Lugo.
    I really want to see some of this implemented, including the 8 man on the field thing. I’m amused to see what the newspapers would say about that one,.. haha..

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Oh, no we aren’t. You have no clue what watching Julio Lugo is like, Lar. Really, you don’t.
    The worst thing about Lugo is how comically oblivious to his own suckitude he is, and how he almost carries an air of how “major league” he is, despite this suckitude. He’s a hideous, hideous spectacle to have to watch.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:29 pm
    Lowell hits one to the gap, runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. Jason “Destroyer of Worlds” Varitek up now.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Ducks on the pond for the captain. Just plate a run here, Tek, extend Johan’s inning. The Sox are seeing pitches, which is good. Get to the ‘pen.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Cano gets on an error. Let’s see if the Yanks will take advantage of it..
    Looks like not really, as Melky strikes out swinging.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • in play, runs!

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • To add on to what SF said, at least with Jeter he makes it LOOK like he’s a good player, even though he’s horrible defensively.
    Varitek plates two runs. Hey Lugo, do something useful here.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Cash strikes out and Jeter is up again with two outs.

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Something odd must have happened, Gameday is acting confused and hasn’t updated the game after Tek apparently knocked someone in.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Let’s put it this way: Lugo can redeem himself. I am not a monster.
    (by retiring, of course)

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Jeter grounds out and Myers look good out there. 66 pitches through 5, are you kidding me?

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Ugh. Seriously, someone Gillooly this idiot.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Seems like Santana can really count on having an awful defense behind him..
    Wasn’t it just last year or the year before that the Mets had amazing infield defense? What happened?

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Wow, ump squeezing Johan now. This strikezone is a joke.
    Ellsbury hits it deep for the third out. Did I mention how I love the contact he’s making lately?

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • SF, I think they were trying to figure out how Varitek’s play was scored. They ended up giving an error to the shortstop.
    Lar, Reyes isn’t playing tonight so they have someone else playing SS.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Okay, the GF is making me go out, goooo Yanks!

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • But ya, AJ not pitching super poorly _per se_, but he gave up the _big_ hits.. ah well.
    Damon throws out someone at first. End of inning.
    Okay, really got to run now, go Yanks!

    Lar May 22, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • NICE PLAY YEAH! Daisuke throws a 95mph strike to Youk to get the runner at first, and Youk fires it back to Lowell to get the runner at 3rd. Great job guys.
    It’s amazing how well our defense plays when Lugo isn’t anywhere near the ball.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Lar, I think it was at least five or six years ago, maybe longer, when Olerud played for the Mets, that they had a sick infield.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • First class jinx on my part: Pedroia makes an error.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • That was a sick slider to end the inning. Probably done for the night at 80 pitches.
    Okay guys, let’s send Santana to the bench this inning.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Lar, it was 1999, TEN years ago.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Masterson up in the pen. Pedroia lead-off single.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Papi not out of his slump yet.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 8:49 pm

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • Ok, more pitches please. Santana at 88.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • tensions flare between santanna and youk.

    sf rod May 22, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • For those of you not watching, Santana hit Youk and then started barking at him for not getting out the way. It seemed like Santana was mostly angry at himself for letting that fastball get away, and Youk started barking back. Died down very quickly though.
    HAHA Eckerseley says outloud what Youk’s lips said: “Shit, Damn.” He then realizes he’s cursed out loud, and sort of apologizes.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • 2nd batter HBP this year for santana. looks like youk dived into the strikezone there on a not so inside pitch. not sure why he’d be yelling. misplaced intensity.

    sf rod May 22, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Feh. Bay whiffs. Still, only down one, another hard-worked inning by Santana in the sixth and that might be it for him.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Wow, ARod homered again. He’s hittign .205, but his OPS is 1.033. Very Mark McGwirian.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • Very Mark McGwirian.
    In so many ways, Ath!

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Leadoff walk, bah.

    SF May 22, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • I wasn’t going to say THAT much, SF ;-)
    David Wright walked. Why the hell is he batting 5th? The Mets manager is an idiot.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • I’m moving into a new apartment tomorrow, so I’ve been packing stuff. I’m arachnophobic, and it’s very sobering to take apart my three bookshelves and find a huge spiderweb covered with 15-20 spiders hidden behind them. You have betrayed me, Robert Jordan.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Good work from Masterson. Let’s tie it up, fellas.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • JD leads it off with a single. Good start.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • Lowell: 12 GIDPs already. Yikes.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Well, no DP, a soft pop to second. Shitty. Lowell really worries me.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Another error and the Sox have 2/3, one down!

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Another error by the SS! Runners at 2nd and 3rd. If anyone could GIDP here it would be Lugo.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Seriously, can Lugo just die?

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • And of course Lugo cannot redeem himself with the bat.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • I cannot figure out WHY THE FUCK LUGO STILL GETS TO WEAR A SOX UNIFORM. I don’t care what they are paying him. He needs to go very far away.
    I love Theo, but I have no idea why he won’t cut the cord with this shitbag of a baseball player.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • Julio Lugo is the reason the Red Sox are losing tonight. No other reason.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • That was hideous. Sox 0-10 with RISP tonight.
    Lugo: go the fuck away. JUST GO THE FUCK AWAY.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Ellsbury grounds out, ending the inning. Hey Lugo, if you had done that it would have scored a run.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Perfect bunt by Castillo to lead off the seventh.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:20 pm
  • Sac to second. Free out. Fine by me.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:21 pm

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • And the run scores because Julio Lugo has the range of Derek Jeter. Go to hell, Lugo.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • Mets 4-6 with RISP, Sox 0-10. And there you have it.
    Oh, and the Sox employ Julio Lugo. Forgot that part.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Mets announcers, who are really good, totally taking the piss out of Masterson for his 2-0 pitch to Sheffield. Seriously? That’s what rankles them? A 2-0 pitch out of the zone to a dangerous righty in Fenway who has already hit a dinger?

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • 106 pitches for Santana, and yet he’s back out for the 7th. He’ll probably pitch to Ortiz and no further.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • 7 homers in Yankee Stadium tonight.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Wow, Pedroia hit that hard but it’s a fly out in front of the wall. Wind blowing in.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:29 pm
  • Boy, the Mets’ announcers can’t stop the ballwashing with Santana.
    Ortiz still looks awful, I have to say. I think that one nice game was just that: one nice game.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Santana finishes strong. Sigh.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:32 pm
  • Teixeira/ARod are the new Manny/Papi

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:32 pm
  • Lugo made a play!!!

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Hey Lugo made a good play. That fills the quota for about a month.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Jeez, Lowell looked like the kid who doesn’t want to let anyone else field the ball, missed it, then Lugo makes a strong throw to first to get Wright.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Lugo’s next good play? Drive into a tree on the way home tonight.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Wang has pitched three innings giving up two runs thereby lowering his ERA to 25.00.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Masterson Ks Santos, nice pitching.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • This Mets lineup is, uh, underwhelming. Santana is all they need, apparently.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • The funny part is that Wang lowered his ERA by giving up only 2 runs in 3 innings.
    Varitek threw out a runner! Lugo made a great play! Dogs and cats, living together…

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • Reed gunned down by Tek, didn’t really look like Pedroia ever tagged him, but whatever, the throw beat him by a mile. Looked safe to me, though.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • According to SoSH, Eckersley just called Masterson “Masturbate”.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Yanks missing krueg, Phillies win 7-3!

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • Who in God’s name is Bobby Parnell, and why is Jason Bay down 0-2 on him instantly?

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • The Mets have a surprisingly good bullpen.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Parnell is pitching smoke and mirrors: OPP BAA .304, righties and lefties hit him almost equally well, and he’s got a 1.96 ERA. Inherited runners?
    This means the Sox go down 1-2-3, softly I bet.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Keith Hernandez is pretty good, but he is a really big know-it-all, it gets grating.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Parnell hitting 100 on the gun.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Lowell will be hitting .260 before the end of the year, if that. He inspires no confidence. He looks…old.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • That was a quick inning. Who was that guy?

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • Oh I see, SF’s introduced him already.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • Jays and Braves scoreless in the middle of the 7th.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • OK, here’s our guy to throw smoke.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • K-Rod up in the pen, will face Varitek-Lugo-Ellsbury.
    Orsillo informing us that K-Rod has not allowed a run in 18 out of 19 innings so far this year. That’s a quality jinx if I’ve ever seen one.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • This game has made me really angry. I haven’t gotten angry about a Red Sox game in a while, maybe even not at all this year. I think it’s the continual use of Lugo, I just don’t get it. It seems like every frigging game he does something that is blatantly hurtful to the team, and tonight the THINGS that he has done (plural, notice) have basically cost his team a chance at beating the best pitcher in the NL, a wasted opportunity. And he KEEPS playing, keeps getting thrown out there. If this division comes down to a game, I will remember this one.
    Time to cut bait, Theo. Julio doesn’t deserve the deck-chair rearrangement that Papi does, or will, when it becomes all too clear that he’s cooked. WIth Papi there is so much history that a slow burn into nothing is tolerable, if sad. Lugo hasn’t earned shit, he hasn’t earned that space to recover. Get rid of him.

    SF May 22, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • Holy shit, put it on the calendar: Lugo made TWO defensive gems within an inning of each other.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • Lugo catches one. A quick 1-2-3 for Bard. Runs please.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • Hey Red Sox, remember this guy? K-Rod? The guy who is our bitch in the playoffs? Let’s put him in his place.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • K-Rod getting squeezed. No complaints.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Great contact by Varitek, but Reed runs down the ball before hitting the wall. Good effort there.
    Hey Lugo, here’s a chance to redeem yourself a little bit. Emphasis on a little bit.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Lugo popup. Ellsbury please get on base.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • And there goes that chance of redemption….

    rootbeerfloat May 22, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • Let’s go Braves?

    rootbeerfloat May 22, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • Game. DFA Lugo … please.

    pale blue eyes May 22, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Game over. Ortiz-Youk-Bay: 0 for 10 with 7 strikeouts.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • headline “Cuddyer flirting with history at the Metrodome”. What’s he doing?
    Triple shy of the cycle. I mean, come on. It’s not like a no-hitter, or a five homer game, or something amazing, it’s the cycle, perhaps the most boring “history-making” offensive feat in all of baseball. Who cares?

    SF May 22, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Not only that SF, but the triple is the hardest one to get, and Cuddyer doesn’t have a lot of speed.
    When did Peavy turn down the trade? I totally missed that.

    Atheose May 22, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • Meh, I view the Sox loss as a “You can’t win ’em all” and they didn’t lose any ground to TOR or NYY anyway.
    Lugo’s average continues to fall while his defense continues to suck. There’ll be no dilemma when Lowrie is ready.
    And at least the non-Bard, non-Masterson bullpen will be rested.

    Devine May 23, 2009, 1:07 am
  • Also, hilariously, Cuddyer got his cycle (I agree it’s a worthless achievement), getting the triple in his fourth at-bat.

    Devine May 23, 2009, 1:26 am
  • “worthless achievement?”…isn’t using the word “worthless” to describe the cylce a bit harsh?
    come on guys, at the least it means that the guy got a minimum of 4 hits in a single game…in this case, he went 4 for 5 driving in 5 runs…not bad…the 4 hits of any kind is an achievement, even though i’m sure you’ll point out that getting 4 hits, even for the cycle, is not an uncommon event [he’s the 4th guy to do it this year]…what makes it interesting is that it’s one of each type of hit, and includes a triple, which is clearly the most difficult…give the guy a little more credit than to call it “worthless”…

    dc May 23, 2009, 8:18 am
  • Perhaps the word was a bit harsh, but I’d still sooner see a player hit even 2 HRs in one day, even if that’s more common (is it?).

    Devine May 23, 2009, 3:32 pm

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