Leo Nunez Will Blow Your Mind!: Royals-Sox Gamer II

SF and and Paul are away from the Internets so it is up to this here Yanks fan to bring you a gamer.

Here it is: Leo Nunez cannot be denied! He’s pitching for the Royals.

Game…Set…Match.

The Sox counter with some guy named Wakefield. Comment away!

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  • 1. J.D. Drew, RF
    2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
    3. David Ortiz, DH
    4. Manny Ramirez, LF
    5. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    6. Mike Lowell, 3B
    7. Coco Crisp, CF
    8. Doug Mirabelli, C
    9. Julio Lugo, SS
    SP – Tim Wakefield
    Royals
    1. David DeJesus, CF
    2. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
    3. Mark Teahen, RF
    4. Billy Butler, DH
    5. Ross Gload, 1B
    6. Reggie Sanders, LF
    7. Alex Gordon, 3B
    8. John Buck, C
    9. Tony Pena, SS
    SP – Leo Nunez

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:07 pm
  • Wake with 6 pitches to retire the first two batters.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:10 pm
  • Teahan strikes out looking to end the inning.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • Leo headed to the mound. Alright boys, let’s light that boy up tonight.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:12 pm
  • Drew does what Drew does….walks.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:15 pm
  • I look at that lineup and think: “There’s no way it shouldn’t be one of the best in the league.”

    Paul SF July 17, 2007, 7:17 pm
  • Pedroia grounds into a double play.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:18 pm
  • Papi singles to right. Your turn Manny.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:19 pm
  • Not that any time is good for DP, but it seems especially jarring when edroia does it. In the first, no less.

    Paul SF July 17, 2007, 7:22 pm
  • Ramirez flies out to right. Inning over.
    “I look at that lineup and think: “There’s no way it shouldn’t be one of the best in the league.”
    >>Totally agree Paul. Problem seems to be that they think the same thing and are not perfroming to that level.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • Tough call on Dustin though. Probably should have been called safe.

    josh59x July 17, 2007, 7:23 pm
  • This is one of those scrubby pitchers that always seems to make us hit into like a dozen DPs in a game.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • 2 hard hit balls that inning, though. A good sign against a rookie pitcher.

    Anonymous July 17, 2007, 7:25 pm
  • Wake with 4 pitches to get through the first two hitters in the second inning. The Knuckle is Knuckling tonight.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • 6 pitches for Wakefield that inning.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • Youk flies after hitting the second pitch. Please do not start the hack-a-thon at any pitch helping this kid out on the mound.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:29 pm
  • Lowell doubles to deep left-center. Coco to the plate.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • You have to be kidding me. Another DP already? Crisp flies out to right, Lowell out at 3rd.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:32 pm
  • Gordon grounds out on the 1st pitch.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Buck grounds out to second.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Pena figures something out and takes the first pitch to center for a single.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • Mirabelli guns down Pena trying to steal.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • Manny ALMOST tried throwing out Pena at first- Remy is convinced he’s going to try it sometime, considering how far in he plays left field.
    I’ve seen runners thrown out at first from right-field, but never from left. I wonder if there’s ever been a 7-3 on a scorecard.

    Anonymous July 17, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • Mirabelli goes down swinging to end the inning.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:42 pm
  • Maybe if someone had rounded first and fell down?

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:43 pm
  • Lugo safe at first on Pena’s error. Time to steal.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • That would be one way, Rob. Another would be if a batter got a hit to left but was injured on the swing.
    I wonder who the slowest player in the AL is (besides Mirabelli)- it’s possible you could get a legitimate force at first from left.

    Anonymous July 17, 2007, 7:47 pm
  • Drew flies out to right. Lugo still on 1st.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:48 pm
  • Frank “Biggie Size” Thomas may be the slowest.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:49 pm
  • Pedroia singles to right, Lugo stops at 2nd.
    Papi time.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • Wow, just watched the first 2+ innings on semi-fast DVR – can the Sox hit this guy harder and have less to show for it? And what’s up with Mark Teahen channeling the ghost of Dwight Evans?

    SF July 17, 2007, 7:54 pm
  • Ortiz grounds out to 2nd.
    Well on a positive note we managed to avoid ending the inning on a DP. Two runners stranded.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:55 pm
  • Gonna be one of those nights, isn’t it? The offense is so maddeningly inconsistent.

    Paul SF July 17, 2007, 7:56 pm
  • DeJesus flies out to left. I think he just had the longest AB of any Royal so far tonight.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Grudfpouirptyp gets on base with an infield single.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • The offense frankly wasn’t very good last night. Three homers and very little else, against the dregs of the AL. Tonight looks a lot like last night, though the Sox are hitting the ball solidly up and down the lineup. Nothing’s falling, really – Lugo missed a double by a foot, Manny drilled one to the track that Teahen made an excellent grab on, Lowell got doubled up tagging up, etc.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • here we go, Teahan singles and now they have runners at 1st and 2nd.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Wakefield imploding. Great. This team is f*cking infuriating.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • Three home runs and not many runners stranded against the AL Rookie of the Month for June (ERA below 2 for the month)? I’ll take it. The key to me is the LOB. Any offense will have a bad day, or run into a pitcher having a good one, but it’s the LOB fests we’ve been seeing that drive me crazy.

    Paul SF July 17, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • How could I not see this coming? Butler doubles scoring both runners.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • Some days I really just hate baseball.

    Devine July 17, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • If this team loses tonight I am officially thinking of starting a “countdown to second place-ometer”.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • all set up for a triple play…

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:11 pm
  • Are you f*cking kidding? Reggie Sanders with a diving stab? Isn’t he dead?

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:13 pm
  • So far, a terrible squander. Mirabelli coming up to end the inning, for sure.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • I’m going to stab myself in the eye with a pencil if we seriously can’t even advance the runners with nobody out against a scrub.

    Paul SF July 17, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • What a joke. This team is just so f*cking mediocre.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • *Stab*
    *Stab*
    *Stab*
    I’m out.

    Paul SF July 17, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • I am speechless. The “A” level game I went to last night had better hitting than this.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • I guess the small positive of this is that Mirabelli will at least not lead off next inning.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Wake hanging way too many pitches. It could be 7-0 by the bottom of this inning if he keeps this up.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • I’m leaving town Thursday afternoon and coming back Monday evening. Little to no TV or internet. I was a little sad about the idea of missing baseball that long.
    Somehow, the prospect is getting more and more appealing, though.

    Devine July 17, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Seriously, if Mirabelli can’t field the knuckle ball, and can’t throw out guys who run on knuckle balls that roll three feet away from him, and he can’t hit, then WHY IS HE ON THE GODDAMNED TEAM?
    He and Wily Mo should go take a long walk off a short pier into Boston Harbor.
    This might be the most talented team I have ever felt nearly complete anger towards.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Gordon rounding the bases on a trifecta..hit, steal and WP.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • Tony Pena drives in a run to make it 3-0 Royals. I am turning this game off for a while, the pathetic effort that is on display is just too much. What a disappointment this team is, and that’s quite a feat considering they have an eight game loss column lead. I expect that to be gone by this time next month, no joke.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Lugo doubles off the wall. Dare I say he might be back?
    Wish the Sox could string hits together, though.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • Lugo has been tearing it up since the break. I hope it continues for him/us.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Royals go to the bullpen. Was Nunez on a pitch count?

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • I have to say, its been worth it watching this game so far just to hear RemDawg bag on the SportsGuy! That was hilarious… Anyone catch that?

    ToddSF July 17, 2007, 8:36 pm
  • Not sure SF…I was wondering the same thing.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Hey, Lugo advances! That’s a start.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Pedroia reaches on an error by Grudzialllkekeee, Lugo scores. 3-1.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • WOW!! We actually scored a runner!

    Rob July 17, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Wow, horrid at-bat from Papi.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • When and why did Greinke move to the pen? He pitched a good game against Daisuke and the Sox back in April.
    Weord move to lift your starter who had thus far shut out the opponents, almost in spite of himself, after giving up his first extra-base hit, with a three-run lead and the tying run not even at the plate in the fifth.

    Paul SF July 17, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • We want it now, Manny.

    Devine July 17, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Come on Manny…

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Manny’s opposite field power has seemingly disappeared. Last night’s dinger was dead-center/left-dead center, but all of his ropes the other way seem to be falling short, near the track or short of it (like the one earlier this game). This worries me a great deal.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • Walk. Not bad. Another run? Pretty please?

    Devine July 17, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Seems like a year since Youk got a clutch hit.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • Suck.
    We do a lot.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Oh, I forgot. All these close losses, lack of clutch hitting, that’s just luck. Right.
    Please.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:53 pm
  • If it gets to ‘Belli with men on base and a big spot, Tito BETTER pinch hit for him.

    SF July 17, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Hey remember Sox fans, tomorrow JULIAN TAVAREZ pitches. Yay us!!!
    (Can you say “six game loss column lead”, everyone?)

    SF July 17, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • Double play. I guess ‘Belli hits (and flies out).
    Best team I ever felt like giving up on.

    SF July 17, 2007, 9:02 pm
  • Why is Mirabelli still on this team? Why is he still in the Majors, for that matter?
    Theo should apologize to each and ever Sox fan personally for making us sit through at-bats from Doug and Wily Mo.

    SF July 17, 2007, 9:04 pm
  • Oh, and based on my own investigations from earlier today about heading into the seventh with a two run deficit, the Sox have almost zero chance of winning this game. So encouraging.
    Good night, everyone.
    P.S. Manny is a horrible left-fielder.

    SF July 17, 2007, 9:05 pm
  • Francona managed this game like last night’s pitcher went four innings, and the bullpen blew out all their arms in a 14 inning affair.
    Oh, wait, Gabbard threw a complete game, I forgot.
    Tito emulating his players, sucking complete ass tonight, another late hook.

    SF July 17, 2007, 9:12 pm
  • Sad, utterly sad affairs of this lineup.

    Rob July 17, 2007, 9:17 pm
  • Mirabelli with a passed ball from Lopez. Again, why is he on the team? So Wakefield doesn’t get lonely?
    We’re being blown out, by the garbage of the AL, our manager has his head up his ass, we are carrying at least two players (Pena and Mirabelli) who barely exhibit an ability to play baseball at a major league level, and have at least three starters who could give up 8 runs on any given night.
    Welcome to your season, Yankees, ours is looking pretty much looking terminally ill right now.

    SF July 17, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • I think SF needs a vacation away from all electronic and devices and printed material :p

    TJ July 17, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • i like the lifeless approach this team has taken of late (late meaning june 1st on). it sends a clear message to theo that he’s got 14 days to sure up some spots and light a fire under this teams ass.

    sf rod July 17, 2007, 10:06 pm
  • The worst part? The Yankees just tied the game in the bottom of the 9th thanks to a balk with a runner on 3rd.

    Atheose - SF July 17, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • if anyone is using safari and has multiple tabs open….look up at the tab bar for this game thread. i laughed for a good long time, and then went back to being pissed about the sox.

    sf rod July 17, 2007, 10:34 pm
  • Cano with the walk-off single to score ARod. Fuck.

    Atheose - SF July 17, 2007, 10:39 pm
  • I’m trying to think of an appropriate, humorous symbol ala “the fist of Clemens”. Perhaps…the chicken parm of Mirabelli? With every humiliating loss Mirabelli will force the team to endure him eating a chicken parm dinner in front of them to signify their failure. And by the chicken parm, the Sox shall be redeemed for they shall grow so horrified at the sight of ‘belli’s sauce spattered mouth that they shall hit, hit, hit the ball. Whenever someone is up with runners in scoring position, Dougie shall make a gesture to the hitter as if he, Mirabelli, is eating a chicken parm dinner and the hitter shall know fear. Said Sox batter shall get a hit for he does not want to see the salivating, food-stuffed maw of ‘belli. Wake will throw nothing but knee-buckling knuckle balls for he knows that the man behind the plate is truly a scary sight when seated in front of a chicken parm dinner. Relievers from the bullpen will hit their spots almost as if divinely inspired. Only those in the clubhouse will truly understand what terror drives the team to win. Now is the season of our chicken parm…

    DW-sf July 17, 2007, 11:13 pm
  • Mirabelli or Nieves? =P

    Lar July 18, 2007, 10:07 am

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