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Run Run Run!: Orioles-Sox Gamer IV

It's your annual Patriots Day morning affair.  The Sox go for a sweep and send Justin Masterson to the mound in the place of the injured Dice-K.

Lineups after the jump, comment here.  

1. Brian Roberts
2. Cesar Izturis, SS
3. Nick Markakis, RF
4. Aubrey Huff, DH
5. Ty Wigginton, 1B
6. Luke Scott, LF
7. Gregg Zaun, C
8. Ryan Freel, 3B
9. Felix Pie, CF
— Mark Henrickson, LHP

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Rocco Baldelli, RF
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Mike Lowell, 3B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS
— Justin Masterson, RHP



81 replies on “Run Run Run!: Orioles-Sox Gamer IV”

Three infield outs from Masterson. Me likey.
I’m calling it now, Ellsbury’s meteoric rise to win the 2009 batting title begins now.

Okay seriously, why is Baldelli batting 5th instead of Bay? I can let it slide once from Francona, but Bay > Baldelli.
Maybe he’s going for alphabetization?

Baldelli grounds out, scores a run. Bay’s OPS is LITERALLY twice as high as Baldelli’s right now.

Wow, bases loaded with no outs and we only get one run out of it. At least Ellsbury/Ortiz are looking good now.
See you guys after lunch.

Well, good result, not great. Would have liked at least three there with the sacks full and nobody out and someone already plated. Still, a lead!

Pickoff at second gone awry, man down! Freel in serious pain. Looks like he got hit by the ball square on the side of the helmet. Hope he is ok, he’s really in pain.

Justin at 73 pitches after 5? Excellent!
Carter called out on a pitch outside. Seriously, Bay needs to bat 5th when Drew is out.

I’m surprised JM is still hitting 96 with his fastball. I didn’t think he could do that as a starter.

Long at-bat and Masterson is out. Delcarmen in.
It’s been interesting seeing them use Delcarmen as middle-relief instead of as the setup man this season. Especially considering how well he’s done so far, compared to Saito or Okajima.

Seems you guys should be having a Joba-type debate with Masterson. The kid can pitch. Back to my critique of your off-season: The arms signed blocked better ones and the offense signed didn’t do enough to fill-in the gaps.

Spot of trouble here after Green botches a grounder. 1/2, 1 out, Delcarmen in for Masterson…
and there’s the DP! Well done, Manny!

Seems you guys should be having a Joba-type debate with Masterson
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Or, we could leave all the debates, DUI’s, and drama in NY. hahah:)

Holy crap, that’s a nice stat IBM. And if they want to walk Youk 3 times per game, I’m totally cool with that.
Lowell joins in on the rape-Baltimore party with a double of his own.

Atheose said…
Three infield outs from Masterson. Me likey.
I’m calling it now, Ellsbury’s meteoric rise to win the 2009 batting title begins now.
Reply Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:14 AM

I just wanted to point out that I said this at the beginning of the game. Ellsbury singles again, three hits in the game. Last year he had 11 games with three or more hits. Three of those were against Baltimore.

Okay, now that we’re winning 12-1 I think it’s safe to bring in Daisuke or Penny.

Man, what a huge difference in the offense when Jacoby’s hitting. That leadoff spot is so key… Pedroia coming back to life doesn’t hurt either. :)

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