Prime Time: Sox-Rays Gamer

It’s an ESPN match, tonight. Comment about the contest here.

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  • Superbly pitched games are the best…slow steady ratcheting up of tension, solid D. I’ve only caught the last couple innings but this seems to be a great one.

    IronHorse (YF) July 17, 2011, 10:59 pm
  • 6 combined hits between these 2 teams in the bottom of the 11th. Crazy.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 12:15 am
  • This is a scintillating exercise in mutual offensive ineptitude.
    I stopped watching so I could catch the Breaking Bad season premiere and couldn’t believe no one had scored still when I switched back. Well, I can believe Beckett. But Niemann and both bullpens are really showing up.

    DustyDrB - YF July 18, 2011, 12:46 am
  • I gotta work a full day then get to DC tomorrow. Why am I still up???? These are not my teams. I am happy to have the rays arms wiped out the night before the Yanks open a 4-game set, but mainly I’m up because this game is a lot of fun to watch – especially if you’re NOT rooting for one of these teams. Aceves in — that’s a pretty good arm to go to in the 13th.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 12:51 am
  • 6 combined hits, bottom of the 15th.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:22 am
  • Aceves dealing beautifully (including a 5-pitch 14th) and now back-to-back HBPs. Rays get someone on 2nd base for only the 3rd time tonight, which is amazing (no Ray has reached 3rd, while the Sox also have only 3 H but also 15 LOB)

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:29 am
  • Top of the 16th. Rays bringing in their last pitcher. Sox still have Aceves on something like 26 pitches, Papelbon in the pen, and who knows who else.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:35 am
  • ANOTHER BB. The Red Sox have had guys all over the basepads. Reddick to 2nd on the sac bunt by Varitek, who seems to be limping pretty clearly. Scutaro up.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:38 am
  • Wow. Chopper fumbled by Rays, reddick almost caught off 3rd, rays almost throw it away. A long fly ball would score the go-ahead run…but Ellsbury hits a very shallow fly. 2 out.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:41 am
  • Pedroia singles in Reddick. He has THREE hits on a 16-inning night when his team has a total of 4. Great night for him.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:42 am
  • Wow – A-Gon hits one to the wall that Zobrist catches. Thought that was the killer. But Sox have papelbon now with the 1-run lead and a Rays offense whose confidence level at this point has got to be in the basement.

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:45 am
  • Oops – sox have 5 hits not 4 — 2 in the 16th…

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:48 am
  • 2 outs and the 0-for-5 Brignac is flailing at Papelbon’s 96-mph fastballs. And that’s the game on a great play by gonzalez. Congrats SFs. What a marathon. Hope the rays are wiped!

    IronHorse (YF) July 18, 2011, 1:55 am
  • Hell of a game. Like Dusty I switched over to the Breaking Bad premiere and missed a big chunk of the game, and went to bed as soon as they went into extras. I hate to see such a great Beckett outing wasted, though.

    Atheose - SF July 18, 2011, 7:22 am
  • I mean it’s wasted in the sense that Beckett didn’t get the win.

    Atheose - SF July 18, 2011, 7:22 am
  • What a pleasant surprise to wake up to this. I dozed off after the 11th inning, listening in bed, after the Sox blew the bases loaded/no out situation, and just assumed that was the proverbial straw. Nice win, and beautiful stuff from Beckett.
    Pedey is playing like an MVP again. He’s been incredible.

    SF July 18, 2011, 9:06 am
  • Thanks Sox for blowing out the Rays bullpen for this evening!

    krueg July 18, 2011, 9:47 am
  • Thanks Sox for blowing out the Rays bullpen for this evening!
    That was my second reaction (after relief that I didn’t stay up until 1 a.m. for nothing) after the game was over. The Yankees should be grateful to the Sox for that game. :-)

    Paul SF July 18, 2011, 9:53 am
  • I am. We need all the help we can get at this point…hopefully we bury them and make this a two pony race for the rest of the year. Well, get them out of our Wild Card chase anyway.

    krueg July 18, 2011, 2:36 pm

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