Lucky 13? Sox-Orioles Gamer II

Tonight the Sox go for another win in Camden Yards, hoping to extend their current dominance over the men from Baltimore to a gaudy thirteen games.  Last night’s brilliance from Josh Beckett should serve as a reminder to Curt Schilling that he doesn’t have to blow guys away (which Beckett did), but that he has to be on top of all of his pitches (which Beckett was) in order to facilitate blowing them away.  That, as far as I was concerned, was the key to Beckett’s stellar effort: control. Without that tonight, we may still be lamenting the six-score and 13 pitches Schilling threw one cold night in April and it’s purported residual effects on our old ace’s arm.  Here’s hoping Curt makes it a non-issue, and at least looks a bit like his early-April bad self.

Chat about tonight’s game here.

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  • They really need to get to Chen early today, and not let him settle into a groove with them. He has a knack of doing so against them. Stuck at work, so I have the delight of listening to Joe tonight.

    Brad May 16, 2006, 7:09 pm
  • 1-2-3 they go for Schilling. No very hard-hit balls that I saw (though I might have missed a solid foul).

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:20 pm
  • KABAM goes Ramirez on the 0-1 pitch. Sox up.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • Purely anecdotal: I swear there’s no one like Manny for treating every at-bat and its outcome in the same way. He sits there in the dugout drinking water calmly; I wouldn’t know if he’d struck out or hit a granny or what if I hadn’t seen it happen. He only seems to have emotion afterward if the situation is very big.
    Varitek K’s. Lowell grounds to short.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:25 pm
  • Bruce Chen = Dr. Bunson Honeydew

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:26 pm
  • TROT!
    2-0.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:27 pm
  • Nixon hits a solo shot to right-center off a lefty. The universe does not end.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:28 pm
  • Devine: Not only does Manny treat every at-bat that way, I swear he also treats every pitch that way.
    I sometimes get the sense that he doesn’t seem to think or care what the count is. 1-0 is the same as 3-2. He just relies on his eye, pitch by pitch.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:28 pm
  • And on-base machine Wily Mo Peña draws a walk.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • But Gonzo wastes it with a soft 6-3 groundout.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Wily Mo works the walk off 0-2. I love it!
    Hudson, agreed. I hadn’t really considered how he seems to not care about pitch count (unless he feels he got hosed by the umpire, though he’s less constantly harping on the topic with the umps than Papi).
    What do you know? A-Gon grounds out.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:31 pm
  • On MLB.tv, they aren’t showing commercials, just a commentary-free view of the scene with crowd noise and the O’s music.
    It appears someone in Baltimore management bought a “Best of the 80s” disc from the bargain bin at K-Mart for the between-inning entertainment. First inning: “Our House.” Second inning: “Freeze Frame.”

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:32 pm
  • Devine: I started noticing that when I’d see Manny often start out at bats 0-2 or 1-2, and then work the count full.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Away Update: Yanks down 2-0, top 2nd.

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:36 pm
  • Literally every foul ball this inning, thus far, has gone back behind the plate.
    But then a single is stroked with 1 out.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:37 pm
  • Away update: 2-0 Texas, who now have the bases loaded with 1 out in the second. Pour it on!

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:38 pm
  • 2 down. Bear down, Curt, get the Sox back on O.

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • Texas has the bases loaded with one out.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:39 pm
  • A double for Corey Patterson? Come on, Curt. Yeesh.

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:40 pm
  • Curt gets out of it with a flyout to Wily Mo Leatha.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • I’m here for a cup o’ tea, then off to dinner, then I’ll be back for good.
    I arrive to see the Sox in good shape, but Schill trying to give the runs back again…
    How’s he looked today, guys?

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • They strand 2 in scoring position! Onward.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • Phew. Javy Lopez hacks at the first pitch and flies to WMP.

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:41 pm
  • It’s 4-0 in the Bronx.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • And Michael Young brings home two more, 4-0 Texas ahead of the Yanks, just in the top of the 2nd.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Rangers up 4-0 :-)

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • Teixeira scores two more on a double. 6-0.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Looks like I’ll be using MLB’s GameCast tonight… ESPN’s is refusing to update unless I hit refresh, and that’s just annoying…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • Texeira doubles in two more, 6-0. Chacon unraveling (46 pitches, 4 outs).

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:44 pm
  • He’s looked ok. I would say he’s spotted his fastball pretty well, and his splitter has been good. But he still seems to be missing that third pitch, whether it’s a changeup or a curveball. So far I’d say he looks decent, not overwhelmingly good.

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • Paul: Curt looked solid in the 1st, shakier in the 2nd.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:45 pm
  • M-Lor continues the hot hitting! Avg now at .281…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 7:47 pm
  • Loretta singles.
    Texas keeps it going, runners at 1st and 3rd, still just one out in the 2nd inning.
    Not sure what happened, but from Gamecast it looks like Jeter may have missed a pop-up.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • I know the statheads are loathe to use BA as a measure of goodness, but do you know the Sox have five hitters with .300 batting averages, and another two who probably will be there at the end of the year? Wow.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 7:48 pm
  • Torre lifts Chac-ca-con, brings in Small.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • I wonder where John YF is now that Chacon is nowhere near the 18 game winner he predicted earlier in the year. The guy is garbage.

    Brad May 16, 2006, 7:50 pm
  • Either Loretta is really really fast, or Chen is afraid of Papi…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • Blalock homer off of Small makes it 9-0 Texas.
    The Yankee thread may hit a new low for posts tonight.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Texas 9-0 in the second. Bwaaahahahahaha.

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • 3 run dinger in NY! Small being what he’s always been, much like the rest of that staff with the exception of RJ and Moose.

    Brad May 16, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Bleck. Force out… Dinnertime! Be back!

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Mench singles to keep the Texas monster inning alive.
    Much as I love the Sox, monitoring the Yankees getting massacred is a bit more entertaining just now.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:53 pm
  • The carnage is over (for now) in Texas. End of the top of the 2nd inning, 9-0.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • I think the Sox need 5 runs tonight, at least.

    SF May 16, 2006, 7:56 pm
  • Tek Ks again, leaves MannyOrtiz on base.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:57 pm
  • The O’s are playing what sounds like Black Sabbath between the top and the bottom of the 3rd.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • I read somewhere today that Schilling is averaging more pitches per hitter than anyone in the majors. (Can’t remember the source.)

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 8:02 pm
  • He slaps it foul this way and that way and works the count full…
    …before Markakis finally pops one high for Wily Mo on pitch 11.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Texas 9 Yankees 1. Don’t call it a comeback.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Yanks rallying. 9-1, 2 on and one out in the 2nd. We should all remember that the Yankees have a good team and the Rangers’ pitchers, uh, still suck.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:04 pm
  • I would say that Schilling does not look overwhelmingly good tonight. Again.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • I would say that Schilling does not look overwhelmingly good tonight. Again.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Bullet right at Lowell thankfully. 2 down.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:07 pm
  • Phew. It’s been a bit touch and go with Schilling tonight. But he’s through 3.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Nice – Tejada pops up.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • MLBtv stinks tonight. Terribly choppy feed, it’s like watching a still photo summary of the game.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:10 pm
  • A double for Mike Lowell?! Incomprehensible.
    It’s been said before, but it’s just such a shame about his bat speed this year…

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Oof. Ugly play by Gibbons there, dropping the fly ball. 3-0 Sox.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • HA…
    Imagine if that bat was as quick as the normal player and not so slow!

    Brad May 16, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • Youk! Double scores WMP, 4-0 Sox.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • Is there a reason to play these games out? The O’s might beat the Sox in 2011. And that’s not a certainty.

    NickYF May 16, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Seriously, I feel more confident that the Yanks will come back to beat the Rangers than the O’s will even make this into a game.

    NickYF May 16, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • But there’s the start for the O’s.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • it seems like every run Schilling has allowed this season has come on a home run

    airk May 16, 2006, 8:32 pm
  • Nick, are you trying reverse psychology? You say it’s hopelss for the O’s, and they immediately hit a hr. No offense, but shut the hell up.

    Tom sf May 16, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Hell yeah, Papi! Opposite way double way over near the corner.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Manny the space case either thought that was not yet ball 4 or thought it was a strike. Either way, he eventually gets told to meander down to 1st.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • Tom, don’t worry. This game is in the bag.

    NickYF May 16, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • I am definitely starting to worry about Tek. He seems to be suffering from Posadaitis.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Booooo. Tek hits it right back to the pitcher for the DP and Lowell flies to right.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • i think Tek will be back in form sooner rather than later. seems like the break from the routine brought on by the WBC effected different players in different ways.

    airk May 16, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • yikes 4-3

    airk May 16, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Heh heh. Not gonna be an easy one, then.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • When Brandon Fahey hits a dong off you there’s something wrong. 133, everyone. 133.

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Order Up: Tar and Feathers to dump on NickYF ;)

    Travis May 16, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • i have this mental image of SF wandering the streets at 3 AM muttering “133…133…”

    airk May 16, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Schilling at 92 pitches. Anyone up in the bullpen?

    Tom sf May 16, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Seriously, why should we believe that outing had no effect on Schilling? It obviously had an effect on him, just like a lot of people said it would.
    F*cking Francona…

    SF May 16, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • arghhhhhhhhhhh

    airk May 16, 2006, 8:56 pm
  • Gopher ball to Gibbons. 5-4 Orioles.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Yikes. Yank him, then? Tsk.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • I’m with SF. The 133-pitch game was a watershed.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • On the Orioles broadcast right now they have a nice angle to see the huge freaking fork in Schilling’s back.

    Hunter May 16, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • no need to worry: Mike Holtz is warming up!
    *grabs bottle of scotch

    airk May 16, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • Who pitches the 6th? The Orc?

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 8:58 pm
  • i think the orc is busy creating a new batch of fighting uruk-hai over in isengard

    airk May 16, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Schilling is becoming a 4-inning pitcher.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Holtz? Really? Are we not interested in winning?
    (Fine, maybe he’ll do great this time.)

    Devine May 16, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Nick, let me know if you ever going to be in Memphis. So I can kick your ass. BTW, Johnson looked MUCH better his last outing. I think he is a shoe in for 20 wins. Giambi’s neck will not prevent him from winning the triple crown.

    Tom sf May 16, 2006, 9:00 pm
  • Trot gets it started with a BB.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • Texas 10, NY 5. Texas has no chance.

    Tom sf May 16, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • This ought to be a Tavarez-to-Timlin-to-Foulke-to-Paps night. If we see Holtz… Oy.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • This is turning into one of those nights…

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:04 pm
  • WiMPy advances the runner at least

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Wily Mo-ves Trot over to 2nd base with a groundout.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Ok, productive out for WMP. Drive him in, someone.

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • time for some Bathroom Break magic!

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:05 pm
  • Well, it’s nice to see what happens when I’m gone. Wow.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Is it realiztic to figure a Schilling start more than two weeks ago is still affecting him now? If it is, maybe he should be on the DL…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Gonzo moves Trot to 3rd, unproductively. 2 out. C’mon, Kevin.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • A-Gon gets Trot to third. Time for Youk to come through in the clutch…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:07 pm
  • Youk walks on four. M-Lor’s hot bat is up…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Greek God of Walks does his thing. It’s all on Loretta.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • Do I not get credit for a well-played jinx, Tom? Instead, this rage and violence! Whose team is down by 5 right now? No sympathy for the weak?

    NickYF May 16, 2006, 9:08 pm
  • there it is! Youk nice aggressive advance to 3rd.

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • M-LOR!!!!!

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • Loretta ties it up with a single, Youks to 3rd!
    Maybe Tito will reconsider Holtz now.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • I’m using that nickname ’til it sticks, dammit.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • This would be a heckuva time for Papi to be Papi.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Drives him in with a single! Good enough.
    Mannytime.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Heck yes. More hitting if possible, but bring some pitching now.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • PAPI GOES CLUTCH and the Sox take the one-run lead!

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • Watch Francona bring Schilling back out.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:11 pm
  • i bet he does, hudson.

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • With the lead, we need to use someone without a 20 ERA. I trust DiNardo more than Holtz, no matter how nice a guy Holtz is (good piece on him today by Edes)…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Nick–No. No sympathy whatsoever. Troll.

    Tom sf May 16, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • Looks like they’d rather face Tek so far in this at-bat with Manny…can’t blame ’em.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • Manny, why?

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • But they get him.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:14 pm
  • It seems Tito needs to start putting Trot, Lowell and Pena ahead of Tek in the lineup… Manny would be seeing much better pitches to hit if a guy with 25 XBH were behind him instead of a guy hitting .230…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:15 pm
  • I kind of like how MLB.tv is just broadcasting the raw, uncommented feed in between innings. It’s very Moment of Zen.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Ooh, nice little rally while I was tending to my sick kid.
    (why is Schilling still pitching?!!?!?)

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Manny should have watched one more pitch at least.
    Yup, and sure enough, here comes Curt again. Francona should at least have someone up and ready. Can’t look…

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Schilling back! 105 pitches and counting. Tito is gunning for 134.

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • I cannot say I like Schilling on the mound right now.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Schilling’s still in there. C’mon, big guy. Stop giving up 30 home runs an inning…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • Leadoff single. What a goddamned train wreck Francona is when Schilling pitches.

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Oops, another Wily Mo-ment. A little less jogging and he would have had it.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • How very frustrating.
    *SMASH*

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • And he promptly gives up the leadoff single. This is amazing.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledee — i mean, Seanez and Holtz up in the pen.

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • Schilling’s at 107.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • You know, this bullpen needed some work with the days off. This would have been a good time, it seems to me.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:18 pm
  • What is Tito on tonight?

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Seanez and Holtz? Wow.
    As untested as they are, I’d feel better if it were Lester and Hansen… At least the O’s have never seen them, and they’d have something to prove.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • true, they could use the work, but they also must be anticipating hte brutal stretch ahead — 21 games in 20 days or whatever it is.

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Go, Tito! Ride that arm!
    Yanks rally to 10-8 on the Jeets ding!

    Spidey May 16, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Fly-out to Pena.
    Double play needed, big time.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • One out, but it looked well-struck.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • Away update: Yanks only down 10-8 now. I called this one, back in the second inning.

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • That was a very nice inside corner strike by Schilling. If he gets through, I still won’t like it.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • I actually hate it when Curt goes 0-2 in the count in the late innings. It’s become a gopher ball situation for him.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • Okay, got one at 2nd, 5-4. Two gone.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • Two down. Was that a good play to get the out at 2nd or a bad play to not get the DP? Gamecaast is so limited…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:22 pm
  • If we get out of this inning, I have three words: Foulke. Timlin. Papelbon. If Francona wanted to get in work for Seanez and Holtz, he should have worked them last night…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Good play – getting two would have been a great play. Just too slow a grounder deep to third.

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • Curt threw 116 and could still get the loss.
    On the quasi-upside, if Holtz blows it here it may be the last we see of him.
    Markakis’s name always reminds me of that CSNY song, “Southern Cross.”

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:24 pm
  • But of course we bring in Holtz. grrrrrrr

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Yes, exactly Paul. Francona’s head is up his ass.

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • Schilling cannot get the loss.

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • 20.25 ERA. Here we go.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • 2-0. Something, please. Just one out.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:26 pm
  • My stomach is churning. Don’t like this one bit.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • And a walk. WTF.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Aaaand he walks Markakis. 1st and 2nd, two gone.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • Effing c*ck. Walk.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:27 pm
  • nice looking curveballs from Holtz.

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Holtz is 5’9″… Welcome to Munchkinland.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • The Sox are gonna need more runs to win this game.

    Tom sf May 16, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • compared with Fahey, Holtz looks like Andre the Giant

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:30 pm
  • Holtz Hogan

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Full count from 0-2! EFFFFF!

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Argh, 0-2, now full count…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • (10-9 Rangers, btw)

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • That’s as close as it could have been…

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Hallelujah! Come on, bats, give us about five runs!

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Ohhhhh, that was close. Dodged a bullet. (Especially as Seanez was up next if he didn’t get that batter.)
    (Tito’s wondering: “Is there any way I can bring Schill back in?”)

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Now, CUT HIM.

    SF May 16, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • You just can never turn your back on those damned Yankees.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • I’ll say it again:
    Foulke.
    Timlin.
    Papelbon.
    Period.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:33 pm
  • I knew the Rangers were overrated and had no pitching, but that’s ridiculous…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • What about Timlin/Foulke/Papelbon?
    (Total choke by Texas. We need them to hold on.)

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • what is the MLB record for blown leads? i gotta think 9 runs is pretty close

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • 3 Ks for Tek.
    He should bat 8th.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:35 pm
  • Tek down on three. Crap, I thought last night would be a turning point for him.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • The Yankees are ahead. Can you believe it?

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • That GameCast for them has been on the bottom of the sixth for a while. How many runs in that inning for the MFY?

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Yankees 11, Texas 10. Unreal.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Timlin warming.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Six, Paul, the last two on a single by Cairo.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • Gamecast looks like Lowell got robbed or at least came mighty close to giving us the cushion…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • C’mon Wily Mo!

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • The first ballgame I ever saw was at Fenway, the Sox vs. the Royals (in their George Brett era).
    The Sox got an early 10-2 lead, but ended up losing 15-12.
    I’ve never seen so much hitting in one game again.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:40 pm
  • Hudson: Best news I’ve heard all night.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Close-ish, but the outfielder never moved much just off the grass on the warning track.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:41 pm
  • Sad shadow of an AB by Wily Mo there.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Hate to be a budisnki on the sf thread, but seeing as you folks were coming over to ours to rub our noses in things over the last couple of innings, let me just say this: [insert Bronx cheer sound]

    YF May 16, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Five pitches out of the zone, Wily Mo takes two, swings at the rest. He’s not *quite* there…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Not me. Never me. I don’t root against the other team in their thread.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Me neither. I have enough problems staying up-to-date in this one…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:43 pm
  • Yay, Tito! Timlin on the mound! Maybe a 6-out save for Papelbon in the offing?

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • it seems the record for come-from behind victory is 12 runs, set in 1911.

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • WMP whiffs with an ugly, slow swing, chasing a wide-and-low curveball. Shades of his early at-bats this season.
    Texas 12, Yankees 11. LMAO.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Four pitches, two outs for Timlin.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • YF trolls over here, Texas retakes lead with a 2 run homer. LOL!

    Tom sf May 16, 2006, 9:47 pm
  • Timlin get the job done.
    I’d guess that Francona brings in Foulke on a short leash, i.e., with Paps warming.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Can’t Get Much Better Dept: Timlin in the 7th: 6 pitches, all strikes, three outs.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • bring timlin back for the 8th. no brainer, right?

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • On 2 pitches each go the Orioles for Timlin. I don’t know the lineup, but if it’s favorable (righties), I say leave him in one or two more.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • YF, this chat has a high “jinx” factor. Q.E.D.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Really, Timlin was so efficient, I could see him out there for a second inning…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • What is a “Bronx cheer” anyway? Does it resemble a bloodcurdling scream at all?

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • no one warming in the Sox pen currently

    airk May 16, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • No, it’s more like making a fart sound.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Gonzales just accidentally threw his bat farther than he’s hit a ball all game.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:53 pm
  • Youks walks.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Loretta to .288.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Loretta single.
    Get it done, Papi.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • M-Lor first-pitch swingin, but gets results… Two on for Papi. Time for the insurance, guys!

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Semiproductive on the Ortiz out. Youk on third for Manny…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Long drive by Ortiz is caught in center, 1st and 3rd now, 2 outs for Manny.
    Need some cushioning here.
    I’m grateful to my parents for not naming me “LaTroy.”

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • Manny swings for the fences on what would have been ball 3. 2-1 count.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • D’oh!

    Devine May 16, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • I really really really really hope that squander doesn’t come back to hurt us…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Manny pops out to the outfield. Damn.
    From a distance, it looks like Timlin’s coming back in.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • N.Y. threatening after an error and a bunt, 1st and 3rd, no out. Having fun, Yanks fans?

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • Timlin’s liking the pattern: Strike, out on four consecutive batters.

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Conine breaks the trend, by popping up on the 1st pitch…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Timlin is being ridiculously efficient, 5 outs on 10 pitches so far. Knock wood.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:05 pm
  • Wow. Six outs on 12 pitches…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Make that 6 outs on 12 pitches.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Of the 12 pitches, 11 were strikes. Heck, we could bring him out for the ninth if we wanted to…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Texas 12, Yankees 12.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • Wow, it’s like every pitch Lowell hits is either an XBH or caught deep…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Nixon on for Pena

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Trot’s on base with two outs, Free (Swingin’) Wily at the plate.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Wily Wheels gets an infield hit on a blast to third. Mora saves a double.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • A-Gon up with two on. Time for Snow or Cora, I think…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • I don’t see the point of pinchrunning for Pena here.
    Gonzo pops out.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • A-Gon (surprise) doesn’t get it done. I assume it’ll be Paps to close it?

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • Yankee threat peters out, still 12-12, going to the top of the 8th.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • And now, ladies and gentleman, may I introduce Mr. Jonathon Papelbon.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Snow’s a better pinch hitter than A-Gon is a regular hitter. I would have pinch hit Snow and used Cora for defense in the bottom half, but the chances either of them would have done better are slim…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • someone’s got their nasty stuff tonight.

    airk May 16, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • With Paps in, this game is over. The guy is automatic.

    Spidey May 16, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • The K! Two more.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • No more of that voodoo, Yankee fans.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 10:20 pm
  • Heck yes. Uno mas.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • nice sno-cone from Youk right there!

    airk May 16, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • AGon just made a beautiful play, nice pick by Youkilis as well.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Ohh, Spidey… Don’t you know the Paps is immune to jinxes? (Knock on wood, hehe)
    Two down!

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • 13 in a row

    airk May 16, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • There it is! Ballgame!

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • They did it! Lucky thirteen!

    Devine May 16, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • Game ovah. 13 straight Sox victories over Baltimore.
    Let’s go, Rangers.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • 14 saves for Little Papi.

    Hudson May 16, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • Schilling didn’t earn that victory, but a great job by the bullpen and timely hitting saved him…

    Paul A. May 16, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • So much for making even a dent in the Papelhawk mystique. *sigh* One of these days, we’ll get to him…
    Back to the Yanks.

    Spidey May 16, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • The story of the night is the continued Schilling problems. I don’t know about that 133 pitch thing, but certainly he’s been less effective since then.

    Devine May 16, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • Do you know he’s thrown more pitches than any other MLB player? Not a good sign at all.

    Sam May 17, 2006, 10:24 am

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