Last Time…: Sox-Nats Gamer III

The last time a no-doubt future Hall of Famer took the mound for the Boston Red Sox was Oct. 26, 2004.

The last time John Smoltz threw a pitch in a real, live ballgame was June 2, 2008.

The last time the Red Sox lost a game in Washington, DC, was Sept. 18, 1971.

While two of these "streaks" will come to an end tonight, let's hope the third holds off a few more years. Comment away!

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  • I am out on the left coast and just realized game time is in like 10 minutes, at 4pm. So weird.

    SF June 25, 2009, 6:51 pm
  • “The last time a no-doubt future Hall of Famer took the mound for the Boston Red Sox was Oct. 26, 2004.”
    Don’t be so quick to discount Schilling.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 6:59 pm
  • Key words being “no-doubt,” IBM.

    Paul SF June 25, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • Smoltz! One down. Successful comeback!!
    Is this premature?!

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • Oops. Johnson hit on the second pitch from Smoltz. Wild.

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • Nick Johnson has a very Ron Jeremy appearance.

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • Zimmerman rips one for a double, down the line past third. Instant trouble. That ball was crushed.

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:15 pm
  • Smoltz with a rough run of pitches here. HBP, double, now behind 3-0 to Dunn.

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • Dunn walks.

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:18 pm
  • That swing and a miss by Guzman at that shoetop slider seems to have given JS bad ideas.
    Damn, single to right….
    Daisuke, drop the mask! ……we can tell it’s you.

    dabize June 25, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • And the Nats choose NOW to be clutch……
    Thank God for pitchers batting in the NL……..

    dabize June 25, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • Well crap, what a shitty score to come home to.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • Good thing we won the first two!

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning. I’m the lucky charm, boys!

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • John Smoltz with a 9 pitch at bat!

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • He’s fouling ’em OK, though.

    dabize June 25, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • HA. Somehow managed to read right over that, Paul.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Smoltz making Zimmerman throw some pitches here. Better at-bat then most of Tek’s!

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Wow Smoltz looks old with his cap off.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • Sox seeing a bunch of pitches this inning, but absolutely no discernible contact whatsoever.

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • Great hustle Drew! Guzman took his sweet ass time there.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • Wow, NICE play by Ryan Zimmerman. What a dick.

    SF June 25, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • Rats. But a 29-pitch inning for J-Zim.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • Wow Smoltz looks old with his cap off
    It’s the youthful new style ushered in by DP…….

    dabize June 25, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • I was just about to say how well Smoltz was pitching in the last two innings, then Willingham crushed that ball.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Smoltz keeps getting hammered.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Well shit.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Ortiz shoulda had that.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Will we see Mark Kotsay pitching tonight?

    SF June 25, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Holy shit, Jeff Goldblum possibly dead too.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • Someone also reported Harrison Ford died today. Methinks there are hoaxes abound, now. The Goldblum one hasn’t been reported anywhere but a random blog and there’s apparently nothing reported in NZ.

    SF June 25, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • I hope it’s not true. Ian Malcolm cannot die!

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • On that note, the rest of my comments on this game are going to be in the form of Jeff Goldblum movie quotes.
    On that inning: “Now that’s one big pile of shit.”

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • Jesus.
    The Nats with brilliant D.
    Now I’m worried about this game…….

    dabize June 25, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Smoltz strikes out the side. 8 in a row down.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Well, he got us 5.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • This from
    It has not yet been confirmed but New Zealand Police are reporting that Jeff Goldblum has fallen to his death on the set of his new movie. Officials say the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set.
    The 57 year-old Goldblum starred in films such as The Fly and Jurassic Park. He is currently a cast member of the TV series Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • And this from
    Despite reports that veteran actor Harrison Ford had died as well as ‘Jurassic Park’ star Jeff Goldblum was also dead after falling to his death on-set in New Zealand, it now appears as though the reports were actually a hoax.
    Australian entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins relayed the news of the supposed death this morning Channel Nine’s ‘Today’ show.
    Despite earlier information that they were reporting the news, New Zealand police now say they know nothing of the death of Jeff Goldblum.
    Another rumour that popped up this morning is that Harrison Ford was dead. He also happens to be doing fine.
    The pair are both working on a movie together with Rachel McAdams called ‘Morning Glory’. They were all spotted filming in New York 2 days ago, so the likelihood of Goldblum even being in New Zealand are slim to none.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Yeah, that’s the link I provided IBM. Three big deaths in one day, if so…
    Sox offense has arrived. Come on Papi!

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Looks like it’s BS.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Paa-PI! Paa-PI!

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Sac Fly for Papi. 5-1.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Geez that Zimmerman fellow is a pain in the ass.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Happy birthday Daniel Bard! Now go get a scoreless inning.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Can’t exclude that first inning from Smoltz, but that was a decent recovery, and he showed a little something. Can’t afford too many more of those first innings, though.

    SF June 25, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Aflac question of the night: who was the Red Sox captain before Varitek?
    Rice, right? Or was it Yaz?

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • Shiiiiiiiiit.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • Happy birthday, Bard. Now get the hell off the mound.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • Well, striking out the side to close his outing is good news. Hopefully the first inning was a glitch and we can get some good innings from him. Shame Bard is sucking so hard.

    Devine June 25, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • The man hadn’t pitched in the majors in over a year. Surely he gets a mulligan for his first inning back.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Fastball goes way over his head, runners advance. They’re lucky the runners didn’t score.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • The Nationals broadcasters keep calling Zimmerman their “pitching phenom”, even though his ERA was 5.03 at the beginning of the game.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • I don’t care what the score is, I want to see Ellsbury steal 2nd.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Ellsbury hears me, steals 2nd, and moves to 3rd on the error.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Well, Zimmerman has pitched very well against us tonight, and Joe C and Obie have been saying the same thing.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Zimmermann is getting uber-squeezed how.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Oh, oh. In Fulton County, it’s now NYY 8, Atl 6 w./2 on in the bottom of the 4th; Pettitte is gone.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Sammy Saito now pitching.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • 9-1. Thanks a bunch, bullpen.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • Lugo you lousy piece of crap. Holy jesus, way to be a lazy POS.
    It’s like he doesn’t even care.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Baldelli! 9-3 comeback time baby!

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Ramirez on deck to pitch. They should pinch-hit Beckett for shits and giggles.

    Atheose June 25, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • Rats. Oh, well.
    But their fifth straight series win, and 6th of 7 in June.

    I'mBillMcNeal June 25, 2009, 9:58 pm