All games to be discussed here, in any order and any manner that your consciousness tells you.
What!? You mean we have to discuss the Sox game in the same stinkin’ playpen as these schlumps dressed in stormtrooper outfits, representin’ the Evil Empire?
The shamefest is on! Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 3rd are the Sox.
Globe reports that Lester has a hurt back, will miss a start and head back to Boston for examination.
Two on, two out for Cora. And he k’s. Gah.
This game is dreadful.
We just got a run. Not really sure how. I think it was an error on the first baseman. Not positive.
Hinske scored, Pedroia got caught in a rundown between second and third.
ya, how sad is it that in the 5th inning your player of the game is either a pitcher whos thrown 81 pitches through 4 or a 2B whos 0-1 but has seen a lot of pitches to run up the other guys count.
Yeah, I was right. It was inning by Broussard.
Is there a WNBA game on?
Make that error, not inning.
A run on no hits…beautiful…
Who is first out of the Sox bullpen?
CWS 6, Minn 1, F
Man, didn’t I say earlier that you can’t count on the back half of the Angels’ bullpen? Well, I was half right: Gregg was a fine stopper. JC Romero: sux0rs. Game now over.
Anybody read Shaughnessy’s dreck today?
Look at the bright side: At least Tavares didn’t give up the slam.
Royals double-agent Snyder trying to give the lead back ASAP.
Yeah, and now Tavarez will come in and give up a two-runner to the first batter he faces.
They’s loaded again!!
Aw jeez. How stupid.
What happens to Lopez when Tek comes back.
Does he get released or shot?
he’ll remain the rosters expand to 40 in a few days.
Remember when the Red Sox were in first place?
That was cool.
yea, being ahead of the Yankees is always great. But as painful as this is, it would have been more painful if Lester and Hansen had HOF careers elsewhere.
And if this keeps up through September? The Patriots have looked GREAT so we have something to look forward to this fall.
God i Love that big Ox.
Hey look, David Ortiz hit another home run! At the very least, we’re very lucky to get to watch him play everyday.
Papi will break Roger Maris’ non-steroid enhanced homerun record.
To any Yanks fans still out there, sorry about the lack of a game thread today. I was called away for an immediate, unavoidable work obligation and just got back in front of the computer. Must say I’m not disappointed with the results, considering the last three games I have watched turned out rather dismally.
TJ: and many people, myself included, will consider him the rightful heir to the record.
Lowell with a homer. Now 6-3
Give Lowell some love.
Poor fielding gives the Yankees 4 outs in the top of the eighth.
I was doing a Chris Farley Show bit, TJ.
This sh!t today, and for the last 2 weeks (Papi excluded) is nothing but laughable.
I think most fans outside of Chicago, St Louis and San Francisco would consider it too. Though this is turning into 1998 too with a battle going between Ortiz and Howard.
AG, I think you’re it for NYY.
Cano takes advantage of the miscue and singles to right to make it 1st and 3rd, two away, top eight.
Could be, Bill. Bernie grounds out 6-3 to end the NY 8th. It’s 11-4, EE.
Pedroia hasn’t been bad, hes been getting a lot of pitches, the hits will come with more regularity. Aside from him and Ortiz the only other bright spots this month would be David Wells and the Gulf Coast League Red Sox winning the championship. lol Oh and Josh Papelbon has been great at Lowell with some of the other 06 draft picks.
Howard’s a monster, and his best is yet to come.
Farns in for NY.
Kyle walks Rivera on four pitches.
As everyone else has been saying…
Ladies and gentlemen, your reason to watch the 2006 Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz.
(Apologies to Papelbon, Manny, and Schilling.)
Farnseseses’ 7th straight ball makes it 3-0 to Kendrick. He’s taking on the pitch to make it 3-1. Then a straight fastball for a full count. The payoff: fouled back right. The next pitch is fastball in the dirt. Guidry gets on the phone to get someone up.
Tavarez misses away to walk Ibanez. Sexson up with one out.
Tavarez gets Sexson to foul off a few to make it 0-2.
Then he hits him.
Farns is at 1-2 to Kennedy.
Kennedy hits a hard shot misplayed by Green to score a run and make it 1st and 3rd. Probably should be E-4, but the home-town scorer may rule it was hit too hard.
Kendrick is a player. He’s gonna be good.
It’s ruled a single. Napoli up.
Line drive DP to short ends the jam and the sixth.
Bill: Agreed. I haven’t seen a whole lot of him, but what I have seen is pretty impressive.
Farns loads them with no outs. Looks like Mo is coming on for a six-out non-save situation.
Correction, that wasn’t a line drive; it was a grounder mixed up with a brain-fart on a hit-run.
Broussard has to come off the bag to make the catch on a wide throw by Bettancourt; he barely tags Pedroia on the bum, who was coming in ala Rose, to make the out. Nice work by Sexson there. Bettancourt-Broussard-Boston’s Bum.
Nick Green utterly blows a grounder at second that should have been an easy DP. Awful.
oOooOoOO getting dicey in Anaheim
Grounder up third is fielded by ARod; Napoli is ruled out of the basepath dodging the tag for the first out. Scioscia argues briefly, but it was pretty obvious. Melky is coming on to the field to replace Bernie in the middle of the inning. What’s up there? Bernie jogged back in.
Cabrera falls behind 1-2: he Ks and is really mad about the 1-1 called strike i think.
Manny Del Carmen on for the Sox.
Delcarmen is brying gas. Holy effing Hinske!
Hinske makes a _phenomenal_ grab on a hard shot to right.
Mo gets Vlad to ground out on the FC, Izturis out at second to end the inning.
That Hinske play is one of the better grabs I have seen recently. Flat out sprint towards the line, full extension to glove the liner by Rivera which was easily a double, maybe more.
Craig Wilson is 0-4 with three strikeouts, and looks determined to make it four, falling behind 0-2 swinging at junk up and out. He finally takes a pitch. The 1-2 is brings the K. Blech. Way underneath.
Giambi is pinching for Green. Takes strike one, which I guess was a strike, but looked high. He fouls off the next pitch, then takes the 0-2 inside. The stache is approaching Stadler-esque proportions, but the hit is a weakflare to short. Jason looks a lot slower running with all that facial hair. Slow motion makes him looks like a bull walrus coming up to speed on an iceberg.
Is anyone else still here? Can’t believe I wasted that line on an empty room.
I’m here kind of, ag. That was a most excellent line.
Rivera is out on the mound to finish out the game, facing Anderson. Garret lines out to Wilson for the first out. Rivera facing Rivera. Rivera throws a fastball, taken by Rivera for strike one. The next pitch is a fastball in. The 1-1 is on the middle-outside for a strike. Great pitch. Rivera climbs the ladder; Rivera started to go but holds off for ball two. Mo blows Juan away on the 2-2 for the K. Two away.
Damn. Rivera is on my fantasy team.
Thanks, Laura. :)
Mo hits Kendrick, who takes second on indifference. Kennedy hits a quail just over the head of Cano to score Kendrick.
Sorry about the fantasy situation, L. I thought Torre said Mo wouldn’t work more than one inning from here out. I guess he means “starting with the next time.”
Kennedy takes second on indifference. It’s full to Napoli, who K’s to end the game.
Putz on for Seattle in the top of nine.
The shadow in Safeco is BRUTAL right now.
It’s okay, my fantasy team is floundering anyway. I’ve got no shot at the championship. I’ve had so many injuries that we were done almost from the start.
Putz is facing Pedroia. Putz is ahead 1-2. He misses just outside to make it 2-2. The shadow is four feet in front of the plate, and it’s a really harsh sun today in the Pac NW. The 2-2 is fouled back and left. Pedroia fouls another one off.
Yeah, the sun at SAFECO has been terrible all day. Lots of loveliness in the outfield.
Another 2-2 Putz brings a heater on the high away corner; Pedroia is underneath it for the K and two away.
Well, this weekend sucked.
im in the top 4 of all 4 of my fantasy leagues. Cano’s 4-5 day helps one of my teams.
The shadow has moved out to about six feet in front of the plate. Lopez is at 1-1. He takes high and chin to make it 2-1. The next pitch is a fastball tight fouled back to make it deuces. Putz gets Pedroia swinging on a sun-assisted fastball at the letters and on the outside corner to end the game.
Lopez has 6 Ks his last 2 games.
Yanks back up to 6.5 games ahead.
You know what to do, start counting!
Jeter took the team on his shoulders today with his two home runs; Bernie and Robi were awesome at the plate as well. ARod got a single and scored a run, which is promising, but struck out three times, which is depressing.
Congratulations to Karstens on his first major-league victory.
Heres a bright spot: Red Sox losing all three games in the series means we will not see this headline in the morning papers:
Sweepless in Seattle.
Instead you got to see it from me.
Two hits by the Boston lineup, albeit dingers, against four Seattle pitchers is absolutely depressing.
Red Sox magic number: 911
Bill: Theo was going to dial it, but he heard if he waited until after the deadline the rates would drop.
To be fair to Bernie, it really was the elder statesman that took the team on his shoulders today.
That’s the end of the div race, no?
Uh, Sam, where have you been? The race has been over since even before the Sox got swept by the Yankees.
Well, um, lessee, the Sox could take four games from the Yankees in their next series, and, uhhhhhh…….. aw heck, forget it.
Apologies for not being around today — although I can’t say I’m sorry, per se. Thunderstorms kept me offline most of the day…
SF – you’re right, but I was still to afraid to say it before yesterday. But as Paul’s latest posting makes clear, I think being swept by Seattle pretty much ends it.
Not trying to rub it in, either.
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