On double super secret probation? Road trip. Not sure what the Dexter Lake Club has to do with anything, but just try and look shocked when you learn of the kiln explosion, Otter.
Jon Lester tries to get the Sox back on track at Target Field, while the Twins send Jason Marquis, who was roughed up by the Bombers in his only start this year. Comment away.
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Red Sox jump to 3-0 lead on sac fly, 2-run homer by Salty.
Then Lester gives up 4 in the 4th, 2 on 2-run double to Doumit, 2 on 2-homer to Valencia, his first.
All runs cam on 2-strike pitches, with two outs. Red Sox have allowed 13 homers with 2 strikes, by far the most in MLB.
And then Lester starts moping when he gives up RBI hits.
Merloni blasting him on Twitter for his lack of focus.
Lester has Plouffe, a .154 hitter, 0-2 and walked him on 4 straight. Threw 4 different pitches. Not sure what that’s about.
Sox have allowed 27 homers.
Lester is starting to suck, and really annoy me.
Too many walks, and he’s not finishing.
Here’s the other thing, Pedroia was thrown out trying to steal, and Sweeney was thrown at trying to go from second to third on a ball hit to the SS.
They had Marquis, the ’04 WS Game 4 loser, on the ropes and have let him off the hook.
Just read your intro, girb. No Fawn Liebowitz reference?
Just like that, Cody Ross hits a 2-run homer to tie it, and the Marlon Byrd gets hit No. 4 on the season, a single, of course.
Gardy let Marquis throw 112 pitches.
Red Sox fans who bitch about bobby’s managing would do well shut the fuck up.
Next question: How many innings/pitches do they get from Bard tonight?
> Fawn Liebowitz reference?
A more direct reference.
Sorry. You’re right.
All that bitching about Lester, he gets the last 7 outs on 17 pitches.
top 8: Pedroia, Gonzo, Ortiz.
Need these guys to get hot. Gonzo more than anyone.
No one warming in Sox pen.
Moraels opens the 8th, gives up triple to the light-hitting Carroll.
Bard warming. Albers warming.
Here comes Bard to face Willingham.
Bard gets out of it.
Capps on top 9.
Cody Ross, second homer of the GAME!
Ace is warming, but looks like Bard might go back out there.
Bobby is giving Ace a chance.
Bottom third of the order is due up.
Valencia is out, 1-3.
Plouffe with warning track power.
Jeebus, that pitch was right over the plate.
Good battle here with Span.
Aceves says, “Mind if we dance with your dates?”
Ball game, Sox win.
9-pitch AB to Span, final out 1-3.
Losing skid ends.
I went to bed after Lester gave up the homer to give the Twins the lead… glad they ended up coming back. Ross is looking like a good pickup so far.