Lunchtime Baseball: Sox-Tribe Gamer III

The rare Wednesday afternoon daytime game (with an even rarer noon start) is about to get underway. The Sox have Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew both sitting with minor injuries, so it might be up to Jon Lester to keep this game close. Comment away!

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  • Sox bat around in the first. The game is about 15 minutes old. I’m not sure I’ve ever seena team bat around so quickly.
    Score is 5-0, 2 outs, 2 on.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 12:18 pm
  • Drew Sutton w/ first Red Sox hit, RBI. 6-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 12:19 pm
  • Ells with his second hit of the inning.
    8th hit for the Red Sox.
    Mitch Talbot clearly was not ready to come off the DL.
    This is looking like a gift win.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 12:20 pm
  • Pedey with his 2nd hit of the inning. 7-0.
    Nine hits for the Sox.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 12:23 pm
  • What do I know? Apparently, missing two starters means nothing today. Pedroia with two hits and 3 RBI in the first.

    Paul SF May 25, 2011, 12:24 pm
  • Mercifully, the inning is over.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 12:25 pm
  • This is looking like a gift win.
    All I can think about is that crazy 19-17 game against Texas when the Sox blew an 11-run lead, and then the game last year when Lester blew a six-run lead.

    Paul SF May 25, 2011, 12:25 pm
  • Be quiet, Paul.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 12:26 pm
  • Wow.. what an explosion.

    attackgerbil May 25, 2011, 12:26 pm
  • Rough day for Choo. Looks like it might be his second error out there. Crawford at third with his second hit of the game.

    Paul SF May 25, 2011, 12:42 pm
  • Wow. Kearns just made a tremendous catch to rob Pedroia of a double. How that didn’t pop out of his glove when he landed I have no idea.

    Paul SF May 25, 2011, 12:59 pm
  • If he missed it, that would have easily been a two-run double. Pedroia tagged that ball.

    Paul SF May 25, 2011, 1:00 pm
  • crawford is a triple short of the cycle before the start of 5th inning.

    sf rod May 25, 2011, 1:30 pm
  • thru 5, Lowrie, Cam only Sox without a hit; Ortiz, Salty only Sox with only 1 hit

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 1:41 pm
  • Tater Time for Papi. 10-0.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 1:45 pm
  • One batter into the 6th, the Sox have as many hits as outs (15).

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 1:47 pm
  • Being able to only covertly Gameday this from work is so painful. Gonna have fun watching the first inning at home tonight!

    Devine May 25, 2011, 1:51 pm
  • Um…Salty’s having a heck of a week.

    Devine May 25, 2011, 1:52 pm
  • Jesus, this will certainly fix up the Sox’s Pythagorean record.

    AndrewYF May 25, 2011, 1:54 pm
  • Sox 7-16 w/ RISP.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 1:56 pm
  • It’s fairly amazing that they’ve scored 14 and the game is barely two hours old. They could conceivably finish in less than 3 hours. That first inning *was* a really quick bat-around, though (less than 30 pitches, I think?).

    Devine May 25, 2011, 2:07 pm
  • The Sox scored 15 runs last time Lester was pitching. Talk about run support!

    AndrewYF May 25, 2011, 2:09 pm
  • Former Royals pitching great Paul Splitorff has died. Another of the great Royals from the 70s and early 80s to die of cancer, w/ Dick Howser and Dan Quisenberry.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 2:13 pm
  • At 97 pitches through 6, gotta imagine that’s it for Lester. Good time for Franky Mo to give up his requisite 2 or 3 or 6.

    Devine May 25, 2011, 2:18 pm
  • Tony Sipp is on for Cleveland.
    Red Sox couldn’t touch him in the early season series.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 2:20 pm
  • Woah I didn’t know there was a day game. Just checked and it’s 14-0. Holy shit.
    Glad to see Lester is back to his normal form too.

    Atheose - SF May 25, 2011, 2:31 pm
  • Crawford’s OPS went from .542 to .599.
    Ellsbury’s OPS went from .768 to .791
    Salty’s OPS went from .667 to .716

    Atheose - SF May 25, 2011, 2:37 pm
  • Sox should be playing for a sweep.
    Rain moving into the Cleveland area.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 2:37 pm
  • Ellsbury on base for the 5th time today. Wow.

    Atheose - SF May 25, 2011, 2:41 pm
  • Toronto is rallying.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 3:04 pm
  • Crawford’s OPS went from .542 to .599.
    That’s a nice day, but jeez, .599? Gah!

    SF May 25, 2011, 3:04 pm
  • 14-2 is your final. Sox get 20 hits.
    Here’s one big thing that different from last year – these Sox pound horrible pitching. Last two years they never seemed able to hit poor pitching.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 3:09 pm
  • Mike Cameron’s brutal effort on the “double” to right field off Morales was hard to watch. I’m not sure he brings anything of value to the table anymore. If there’s an extended absence from one of the starting outfielders, I think I’d rather throw Reddick out there and give him the experience.

    Paul SF May 25, 2011, 3:09 pm
  • It is hilarious to me that the top highlight in the MLB Gameday video list right now is Duncan’s 2-run single.
    Coulda swept ’em but for Bard’s bad Monday, but this ass-kicking was great, and they keep winning series.

    Devine May 25, 2011, 3:11 pm
  • Only started without at least 2 hits is Lowrie (0-5, but he scored 2 runs.)

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 3:11 pm
  • Joe C said the wind got hold of that ball to Cam, Paul.
    Cam is a gold glove calibre fielder.
    I’m not enamoured with Drew or Cam, but Reddick is too streaky to start every day in the major leagues.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 25, 2011, 3:13 pm
  • Cameron is terrible. I have seen absolutely nothing from him in two years now. Nothing.

    SF May 25, 2011, 3:19 pm
  • Drew still fields a mean right…field…and at least he can walk. You’d think McDonald would get some starts the way Cameron’s been playing.

    Devine May 25, 2011, 3:35 pm
  • Man, these day games sneak up on me. Nice butt kicking.

    BrentY SF May 25, 2011, 7:59 pm
  • Another one tomorrow!? Looks like I will miss them again.

    BrentY SF May 25, 2011, 8:01 pm
  • The scary machine the Sox seemed poised to be in the off-season seems to be taking shape. If you continue to get the pitching from Beckett (who is in Cy-mode), Lester, and Buccholz that you’re getting, and the line-up finally starts clicking, which it seems to be lately, they are going to be very tough to beat. At least for 3 out of every 5 days!

    IronHorse (YF) May 25, 2011, 8:13 pm
  • At least for 3 out of every 5 days!
    Like a typical irrational fan, that’s the part I worry about. The Sox are fresh off winning two of three from Cleveland (and they really should have swept that series), but now they have unknown quantity Alfredo Aceves starting against the very good Max Scherzer. Yuck.
    Sure, winning three out of five means a .600 winning percentage, which would be just fine, but holes in the rotation are always troublesome.

    Paul SF May 26, 2011, 11:23 am
  • Ha! Try only 1 out of 5 Paul!!!

    IronHorse (YF) May 26, 2011, 12:39 pm

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