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!
64 replies on “Last Time…: Sox-Nats Gamer III”
I am out on the left coast and just realized game time is in like 10 minutes, at 4pm. So weird.
“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.
Key words being “no-doubt,” IBM.
Smoltz! One down. Successful comeback!!
Is this premature?!
Oops. Johnson hit on the second pitch from Smoltz. Wild.
Nick Johnson has a very Ron Jeremy appearance.
Zimmerman rips one for a double, down the line past third. Instant trouble. That ball was crushed.
Smoltz with a rough run of pitches here. HBP, double, now behind 3-0 to Dunn.
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.
And the Nats choose NOW to be clutch……
Thank God for pitchers batting in the NL……..
Well crap, what a shitty score to come home to.
Good thing we won the first two!
1-2-3 inning. I’m the lucky charm, boys!
John Smoltz with a 9 pitch at bat!
He’s fouling ’em OK, though.
HA. Somehow managed to read right over that, Paul.
Smoltz making Zimmerman throw some pitches here. Better at-bat then most of Tek’s!
Wow Smoltz looks old with his cap off.
Sox seeing a bunch of pitches this inning, but absolutely no discernible contact whatsoever.
Great hustle Drew! Guzman took his sweet ass time there.
Wow, NICE play by Ryan Zimmerman. What a dick.
Rats. But a 29-pitch inning for J-Zim.
Wow Smoltz looks old with his cap off
It’s the youthful new style ushered in by DP…….
I was just about to say how well Smoltz was pitching in the last two innings, then Willingham crushed that ball.
Smoltz keeps getting hammered.
Ortiz shoulda had that.
Will we see Mark Kotsay pitching tonight?
Holy shit, Jeff Goldblum possibly dead too.
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.
I hope it’s not true. Ian Malcolm cannot die!
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.”
The Nats with brilliant D.
Now I’m worried about this game…….
Smoltz strikes out the side. 8 in a row down.
Well, he got us 5.
This from http://www.ScreenCrave.com:
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.
And this from http://www.take40.com:
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.
Yeah, that’s the link I provided IBM. Three big deaths in one day, if so…
Sox offense has arrived. Come on Papi!
Looks like it’s BS.
Sac Fly for Papi. 5-1.
Geez that Zimmerman fellow is a pain in the ass.
Happy birthday Daniel Bard! Now go get a scoreless inning.
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.
Aflac question of the night: who was the Red Sox captain before Varitek?
Rice, right? Or was it Yaz?
Happy birthday, Bard. Now get the hell off the mound.
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.
The man hadn’t pitched in the majors in over a year. Surely he gets a mulligan for his first inning back.
Fastball goes way over his head, runners advance. They’re lucky the runners didn’t score.
The Nationals broadcasters keep calling Zimmerman their “pitching phenom”, even though his ERA was 5.03 at the beginning of the game.
I don’t care what the score is, I want to see Ellsbury steal 2nd.
Ellsbury hears me, steals 2nd, and moves to 3rd on the error.
Well, Zimmerman has pitched very well against us tonight, and Joe C and Obie have been saying the same thing.
Zimmermann is getting uber-squeezed how.
Oh, oh. In Fulton County, it’s now NYY 8, Atl 6 w./2 on in the bottom of the 4th; Pettitte is gone.
Sammy Saito now pitching.
9-1. Thanks a bunch, bullpen.
Lugo you lousy piece of crap. Holy jesus, way to be a lazy POS.
It’s like he doesn’t even care.
Baldelli! 9-3 comeback time baby!
Ramirez on deck to pitch. They should pinch-hit Beckett for shits and giggles.
Rats. Oh, well.
But their fifth straight series win, and 6th of 7 in June.