Release The Hounds: Sox-SatanFish Gamer VI

Top Dog Boston goes for another sweep of Tampa Bay while further distancing themselves from the mongrels of the AL East. Diaisuke is on the bump for the Sox while Scott Kazmir hurls for the truly tepid D-Rays. Comment away.

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  • Who do you include in the ‘mongrels of the AL East,’ AG?

    Ayuh - SF July 29, 2007, 1:54 pm
  • Everyone that’s not in first.

    attackgerbil July 29, 2007, 1:59 pm
  • Apparently, Mirabelli is channeling Pudge Fisk today; a nice play on a pop-up for the first out and throwing out a basestealer to end the inning.

    Ayuh - SF July 29, 2007, 2:01 pm
  • But Dougie does not hit like Pudge. Four hits, no runs after two …

    pale blue eyes July 29, 2007, 2:12 pm
  • I know Kazmir has given us fits before. We really need to work the pitch count today and get this kid out of the game so we can get to the tender belly of the TB bullpen.

    Rob July 29, 2007, 2:24 pm
  • Dice had allowed the bases to be loaded, but thankfully managed to work his way out of the jam.

    Rob July 29, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • Ortiz hits into another DP.

    Rob July 29, 2007, 2:38 pm
  • Two GDIPs for Papi in his first two at-bats. Just bad luck or is he hurting? I’m worried.

    pale blue eyes July 29, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • I think Papi’s still hurting. His power is WAY down, and that is generated from his legs. His bat speed seems to be OK as his average is good, but he what he used to be able to muscle over the infield for a blooper is now just a weak grounder.

    Ayuh - SF July 29, 2007, 2:50 pm
  • Daisuke with 55 pitches after three. And he was helped by Youk’s unassisted double play.

    pale blue eyes July 29, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • I’d argue that Papi’s lack of home runs are affected by his knee and leg issues, but I don’t think that has any bearing on his two DPs. His slugging this year is down almost entirely because of his lack of homers. His doubles, on the other hand, are much higher — already surpassing last year’s total and easily on pace to set a career high.
    So I don’t think Papi’s overall power is the victim, just his home run power.

    Paul SF July 29, 2007, 3:09 pm
  • Kazmir and Daisuke with identical lines after four (5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K)

    Paul SF July 29, 2007, 3:11 pm
  • Modesto with a lead-off double in the 5th, Belli batting.
    (Wishing some scout could figure out why Kazmir is such a problem for the Sox.)

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • Thanks for that stat, Paul. I wasn’t aware of that.

    Anonymous July 29, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • Sac bunt by Mirabelli gets Wily to 3rd, nice.

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • Gah, runner stranded (including Ks by Lugo and DPed). Kazmir pitch count at 84, though, so if the Sox are patient maybe there’s only one more inning of him…

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • Ugh. Sox waste a leadoff double and Mirabelli sac bunt with back-to-back Ks by Lugo and Pedroia. That hurts…

    Paul SF July 29, 2007, 3:21 pm
  • Don’t know if anyone else is suffering through these “dandy” Rays announcers.

    QuoSF July 29, 2007, 3:22 pm
  • QuoSF – I switched over the Boston station, I couldn’t take it.

    rootbeerfloat July 29, 2007, 3:22 pm
  • MannyOrtez both go quickly in the 6th. Youks has got to put together a long at bat and get Kaz up to 100 pitches… Please.

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • Kevin (does anyone ever call him Kevin anymore?) Ks, inning ovah, Kaz = 97 pitches. Probably see him at the star of the 7th, I’m guessing. Sigh.

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning for Kazmir. Is he getting stronger in the course of the game? We definitely need to get to the Rays’ bullpen.

    pale blue eyes July 29, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • Yankees currently up 4-2 on the O’s, top of the 5th.
    DiceK Ks Gomes to end the 6th, 100 pitches. I assume he’ll be back for another, given his durability.

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 3:46 pm
  • Hallelujah! Kazmir’s out of the tie ballgame!

    Paul SF July 29, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • Crisp on 3rd, 2 outs… 10 pitch at-bat for Mirabelli ends with a walk… Now at the corners. Gotta get it done here.

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 4:00 pm
  • Nuthin’ doin’ as Lugo grounds out 5-3 to end the 7th.

    Hudson July 29, 2007, 4:05 pm
  • And Mr. Lugo is back to his old self 0-0 Mid 7th

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • Bah, Navaro just destroyed one for a hr, 1-0 Rays.

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 4:11 pm
  • That’s exactly what I was afraid of. Crap…

    Paul SF July 29, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • “He’ll need a rocket up his *** to get that one.”

    QuoSF July 29, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • Dioner Navarro – he of the .186 average – homers on an 0-2 count. How did that happen?

    pale blue eyes July 29, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • I was wondering if we weren’t pressing our luck not going to Delcarmen in the seventh… Now, a lineout, homer and single later…

    Paul SF July 29, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • Upton 3 run jack off Delcarmen 4-0.

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • make that 5-0 Pena jacks one

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • Well, this game certainly tuend to crap, didn’t it?

    Paul SF July 29, 2007, 4:23 pm
  • Well the Rays still have the worst Bullpen in the league, so you never know. Especially with that 6 run inning last night.

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • 5-1 with Manny’s solo blast, hope?

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Back to Back! Youk 5-2

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • Ovah, Rays snap their 8 game losing streak and avoid getting swept. 5-2 final score.

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Quick one.
    Who would you rather have had at the plate in the top of the 9th: Wily Mo Pena, or J.D. Drew?

    Kazz July 29, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • Well if we are to rule out offspeed pitches being thrown I want Pedro Sorano, I mean Willy-Mo. But we live in the real world, and not a controlled environment so I go with Drew.

    SF Kevin July 29, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • I would go with Drew, too. Willy Mo strikes out too much. Drew’s more likely to put the ball in play, which more likely than not would result in a hit.

    yankees76 July 30, 2007, 12:36 am

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