Sevens. Sox-Jays Gamer, O’s-Yanks Gamer

Why do Toronto game times start seven minutes after the hour?  Must be a metric system/back bacon thing.  Josh Beckett and the Red Sox are in Toronto facing the Blue Jays and Henderson Alvarez.  Comment away.


Merged gamer threads.  Serious fireworks in NY, with 15 runs plated through 3.5 innings.

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    From 2-5 to 8-5.
    Serious offense.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 2:09 pm
  • Freddy is getting pounded.
    Hit, after hit, after hit…
    Later Freddy. Joe walks to the mound…
    Worst start of the season? Gets booed of the mound. Somewhat.
    No way.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 2:24 pm
  • Looks like the Sox gamer to me, but we can peacefully coexist I’m sure.
    Beckett seems to have hurt his right foot and gets taken out of the game. If this is serious the Sox’ season is over.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 2:27 pm
  • Now the Sox run themselves out of an inning. Double play.
    In the last few days they look like they really don’t care about the division.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 2:42 pm
  • Threads merged. Knives and guns at the door, cowboys.

    attackgerbil September 5, 2011, 2:50 pm
  • 1-2-3. Aceves strikes out the side.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 2:51 pm
  • 8-7 after 4.
    This is my kinda game. Many, many, many runs.
    We should probably not allow them to score anymore though. With the former Yankee great Scott Proctor back on the mound, we should be fine.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 2:52 pm
  • No need to worry about knives and guns. I’m just numb right now because of the Beckett injury.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 2:53 pm
  • They showed him walked off the mound on YES…foot or ankle or something?

    krueg September 5, 2011, 2:55 pm
  • Per NESN, through YES…Beckett sprained his ankle. No word on how badly.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 2:57 pm
  • 8-8.
    Another HR.
    Proctor is back.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 2:58 pm
  • Sprainted right ankle for Beckett. Bedard with continuing knee problems. New York Yankees AL East division champs 2011. Hope we can keep ahead of Tampa.
    On the other hand: no, it’s way to early to concede, in spite of the bad karma.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 2:58 pm
  • Sprained right ankle, I meant …

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 2:59 pm
  • Aceves is absolutely brilliant today. Time for the offence to get some measly runs.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 3:02 pm

    krueg September 5, 2011, 3:07 pm
  • Opposite field by the way…

    krueg September 5, 2011, 3:08 pm
  • Awesome. Montero with the go-ahead HR. This game is an utter mess-on-the-mound.
    Re: Beckett, didn’t see a reply. If he did really “walk off” rather than being carried/carted off, then I have to imagine they’re just being very cautious, right?
    As for Freddy, there was NO WAY that guy was going to keep up his season. Do you realize that coming into this game he had a 3.09 ERA on the season? Freddy Garcia??? I hope it’s a blip for him but wouldn’t be surprised if it were the end of his fairy-tale comeback season either.

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 3:10 pm
  • 9-8 after 5.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 3:10 pm
  • Beckett did walk off the mound and it did not look like he really twisted his ankle or something. So yes, I imagine they are just being extra-cautious and I am overreacting. Still, there’s reason for some anxiety.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 3:14 pm
  • And the fact that the Sox can’t hit a lick since Saturday’s hit parade does not help either.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 3:15 pm
  • Following Yanks by gamecast…who the hell is A Laffey???
    Ahh, and now Ayala. A name I recognize at least. If we can just get to the 8th we should have Robertson and Mariano assuming Soriano is out today, right? What a roller-coaster of a game.

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 3:17 pm
  • Good to hear re: Beckett pbe…as hard as it might be to believe, I wouldn’t want to see him hurt. I would like to absolutely crush his pride and premanently cripple his confidence through a few sound drubbings, but physical injury? No.
    OK, children wailing downstairs, gotta check what’s up…

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 3:18 pm
  • Thanks IH. Totally agree about wishing physical injury on opposition players.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 3:30 pm

    krueg September 5, 2011, 3:46 pm
  • 2 curtain calls for Montero.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 3:47 pm
  • Bard comes in with runners on first and second, one out in the 8th.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 3:48 pm
  • I hope Pete Abraham-the-snarky who was killing Montero for “not knocking the wall down” in Fenway is watching this game while eating his words. Montero knocks in the go ahead run with a solo shot followed by adding 2 insurance runs with his second HR.

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 3:52 pm
  • Bard gets Bautista and Lind. On to the 9th.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 3:52 pm
  • Wow – Bard gets Bautista and Lind with 2 on, no out, in a scoreless 8th. He and Aceves have been huge today for Boston.

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 3:53 pm
  • Crawford has at least a double taken away by a great catch by Dewayne Wise. And Reddick promptly follows with a double that Bautista can’t get to. Bring him home, guys!!

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 3:56 pm
  • oops — one out, not no out…

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 3:56 pm
  • Another runner stranded in scoring position, the seventh of the game. So it’s not true that the Red Sox can’t hit a lick, but it certainly is true with RISP.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:04 pm
  • thank God Markakis ran himself out of that. The Yanks are bleeding baserunners and runs like crazy — almost as fast as they’re scoring them. Need to get this game over with fast…

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 4:07 pm
  • Easy inning for Bard. And we go to extras at Skydome.
    Which is exactly what the Sox need after all the innings the bullpen had to throw against Texas and today already.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:09 pm
  • I thought the Yankees game was at the stage where they can bring in their Invincibles?

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:10 pm
  • for some reason Boone Logan was brought in for the 8th instead of Robertson. Robertson went two innings but I think that was two days ago…not sure why he’s not in. But now we’re in the 9th and Mo is in.

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 4:15 pm
  • A-Gon walks. Time for some Papi heroics.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:16 pm
  • Not. And they brought in Aviles to pinch-run for Gonzalez. With two outs? I’d rather have kept him in the line-up, since this might well go on for quite a few more innings.
    Papelbon in. Who else is there that can be trusted right now?

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:21 pm
  • Mo is getting squeezed…big time. Blasphemy.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 4:21 pm
  • What’s up with Mo?

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:23 pm
  • VICTORY!!!!!
    Squeaker. 11-10.

    krueg September 5, 2011, 4:25 pm
  • Seems krueg gave the answer to my question two minutes before I posted it. Only it did not show up on my screen at that time.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:27 pm
  • Phew…I will watch the dvr’ed game to see what the hell happened, but that was nerve-racking. That entire game was a freaking mess. Looks like great drama in Toronto. Love nail-biters like that. Don’t really know much about the Jays’ pen, but the Boston pen is certainly strong.

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 4:28 pm
  • Molina singles on a strange hop and a throwing error by Papelbon moves the pinch-runner to second.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:30 pm
  • Papelbon taking about two minutes between pitches!

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:32 pm
  • Runners on first and second, one out. Sox in urgent need of the DP.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:36 pm
  • Papelbon K’s Thames on three pitches. Bautista up.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:37 pm
  • Bautista walks. Bases loaded.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:42 pm
  • Blue Jays announcers talking Grand Slam. As if a simple blooper might not be enough.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:43 pm
  • Another three-pitch strike-out for Papelbon. But it took him 27 pitches to strike out the side, so he’s done for tonight.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:45 pm
  • Dan Wheeler in to pitch.
    Lester will have to go nine tomorrow.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 4:56 pm
  • And a two-out home run by Brett Lawrie ends it.
    A tough tough loss.

    pale blue eyes September 5, 2011, 5:00 pm
  • Happy to have the Yanks gain a game, but I’m sure SFs everywhere would agree that as long as Beckett is OK, the result of this game is a distant second concern.
    The Yankees, while winning, are looking ragged. After the pen-heavy outing today we’ve got to deal with Burnett and Hughest the next two days. So hard to know what you’re going to get these days. They could each go 2.0 innings giving up 7 runs or go 7.0 innings giving up 2 runs, though if I were a betting man, I’d certainly lean toward the former and therefore have to hope the offense keeps this up. We needed everyone of Jesus’s RBIs today, bless him…

    IronHorse (YF) September 5, 2011, 5:30 pm
  • This is a season that was robbed by the wildcard. This would be an amazing division race if not for them, but instead both teams are comfortably postseason bound. The Sox, even with their recent struggles, are still up 7 games with 22 left. They could rest Beckett the rest of the way and it’s still unlikely they’d have anything to worry about.

    Nick-YF September 5, 2011, 10:05 pm

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