Late Night With Kason & King Felix: Sox-M’s Gamer V

Kason Gabbard, effective in his five-inning victory over Atlanta at Fenway earlier in the season, makes his second appearance of the year tonight. The Sox, after losing last night, are still 4-3 on their roadie and continue to pace the majors as they sit 21 games over even ball; one for each of the years of young Felix Hernandez, who handles the bump for the M’s and who threw a stellar one-hit shutout with two walks and six K’s when the Sox last saw the remarkable 21-year-old. Here’s a place for you to comment on tonight’s proceedings.

Gabbard made his major-league debut on July 22 at Safeco last year against Hernandez, in which he suffered the loss. He also pitched relief against the M’s last year, not allowing a run.

I’ll get the lineups in place when I have a chance.

Thanks, TJ.

67 comments… add one
  • Red Sox
    1. Coco Crisp, CF
    2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
    3. David Ortiz, DH
    4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    5. J.D. Drew, RF
    6. Mike Lowell, 3B
    7. Jason Varitek, C
    8. Eric Hinske, LF
    9. Alex Cora, SS
    SP – Kason Gabbard
    1. Ichiro Suzuki, CF
    2. Jose Lopez, 2B
    3. Jose Vidro, DH
    4. Richie Sexson, 1B
    5. Kenji Johjima, C
    6. Jose Guillen, RF
    7. Adrian Beltre, 3B
    8. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
    9. Willie Bloomquist, LF
    SP – Felix Hernandez

    TJ June 26, 2007, 8:49 pm
  • your welcome

    TJ June 26, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • no manny, no lugo, and youk bats cleanup. hhhhhmmmm.

    sf rod June 26, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • what’s up with Manny?

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 9:41 pm
  • I see Drew is back in the No. 5 spot.

    Rain SF June 26, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • If I remember right, it was Drew who had the only hit against Felix in that one hitter against Dice-K.
    Here’s hoping Kason has his best stuff tonight.

    Rain SF June 26, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • back to back singles to start the game :)

    TJ June 26, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Ortiz walked bags juiced.

    TJ June 26, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Wow – I miss the first 3 minutes and the bases are loaded…

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • quick go miss 3 more minutes maybe we can getb 4 runs :)

    TJ June 26, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • I can’t get is anyone else having this problem? Highly annoying to be sure.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 10:16 pm
  • nstb – I can’t get mlbradio – maybe it’s the same problem

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • any word on what’s wrong with Manny?

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:19 pm
  • dammit!! stupid mlb-crap service! tiny blessing Gameday is working I ‘spose.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 10:21 pm

    TJ June 26, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • just a day off for him

    TJ June 26, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • did you see that Proctor walked that run in to lose the game??

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:22 pm
  • he walked 3 batters in the 9th. Pathetic

    TJ June 26, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • nstb – do you log in and use the servie from more than one computer?

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • I haven’t tonight, rootbeer. It doubly sucks.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • I was actually listening to the BAL-NYY game and when I switched it to Boston, it conked out and then I couldn’t ever get it working again. Last season, sometimes it acted weird if I logged in from my laptop and my desktop at home.

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:26 pm
  • Looks like Gabbard caught the Proctor-bug.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • man this is ugly

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:32 pm
  • maybe it’s a good thing isn’t working – would you really want to see this?

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 10:35 pm
  • Kason can not find the plate. Is Tek using the invisible glove today or something?

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 10:36 pm
  • ok, this is bad. Maybe even worse than Proctor-bad.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • how long will kason stay in at this rate?

    z118 June 26, 2007, 10:38 pm
  • a dp makes the hurting stop

    z118 June 26, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Wanna bet they rethink this Gabbard for 3 starts bit. Lester will be up for the next go around.

    TJ June 26, 2007, 10:42 pm
  • Now I have Just in time to see Tek strike out.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 10:43 pm
  • Did the Yankee game really end in a Walk Off Walk?
    My god…

    LocklandSF June 26, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Kason Gabbard can go right back to Pawtucket. He’s a terrible pitcher from what I can tell. His start against the Braves was a Houdini job, and tonight he’s been pathetic. How is a spot-start for someone like Buchholz a terrible idea, get the kid a cup of coffee? Can he do worse than Gabbard? Will one bad start ruin his confidence, and if that’s the case what does that say about his head?
    The Sox’ rotation right now is an ace, an ace-in-waiting, and three #5 starters. They have a third baseman who is declining before the 81 game mark and a shortstop who, for lack of a better term, sucks. This team, 10 game lead or not, needs help. Serious help, as far as I am concerned.

    SF June 26, 2007, 10:54 pm
  • Yikes, 4-1, Seattle.
    Kason vs. Felix is just not fair.

    Rain SF June 26, 2007, 10:55 pm
  • I’m scratching my head, reminding myself that this is the Mariners, however, they look like a World Series winner right now. Well…it doesn’t hurt that our minor league starter has spit the bit.

    DW-sf June 26, 2007, 11:03 pm
  • It’s up to Youk not to completely waste this out.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • sweet.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 11:06 pm
  • With 2 on no out, Cora DPs and Coco whiffs on 3 pitches. Ugh. This is not how to put King Felix on the ropes.

    Jim in CT SF June 26, 2007, 11:27 pm
  • did Cora try to sacrafice at all in that at bat??

    TJ June 26, 2007, 11:27 pm
  • Now we’re back to iffy-pitchy, my favorite game by far.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 26, 2007, 11:33 pm
  • This game is agonizing. Felix alternates between looking lost and dominant. Cora just helped him out lining into a double play on the first pitch… The Sox are getting loads of opportunities and continuing their merry left-on-base parade, started last night.
    Looks like Gabby’s finally on the way out. Bases juiced, 1 out. Here comes Delcarmen.

    Anonymous June 26, 2007, 11:34 pm
  • I’m beginning to pine for Lester’s high wire act.

    DW-sf June 26, 2007, 11:35 pm
  • i just turned on game day looks like Gabbard had the corner three times in that 4 pitch walk, were the pitches that close?

    TJ June 26, 2007, 11:35 pm

    Anonymous June 26, 2007, 11:38 pm
  • Several of Gabbard’s pitches have looked close to me. At times it’s felt like there’s two strike zones – a wide one for Felix and a tight one for Gabbard.

    Anonymous June 26, 2007, 11:40 pm
  • Sorry about the anons, that was me.

    Andrew F (Sox Fan) June 26, 2007, 11:41 pm
  • my bullpen confidence list is in this order

    TJ June 26, 2007, 11:41 pm
  • Wow. Give MDC Timlin’s money. He just smoked them on a handful of pitches.

    DW-sf June 26, 2007, 11:42 pm
  • Lowell with the Sox 1st extra base hit of the night. Awesome.

    Andrew F (Sox Fan) June 26, 2007, 11:49 pm
  • “You’re welcome, Kason.”–Mike Lowell

    DW-sf June 26, 2007, 11:49 pm
  • wow, this does not feel like the score should be tied.

    rootbeerfloat June 26, 2007, 11:51 pm
  • This Pedroia vs Youk stuff is funny! Im Da Fastest!

    Mike Lowell June 26, 2007, 11:52 pm
  • Get back to work Lowell!

    TJ June 26, 2007, 11:58 pm
  • christ on a cracker can we buy an out?

    rootbeerfloat June 27, 2007, 12:04 am
  • crap, we’re not out of the woods yet. Come on mdc, get these last two outs- we can’t give up any more runs.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 27, 2007, 12:05 am
  • Well the Toronto Blue Jays AA manager looks like an ass.
    He Manages the New Hampshire Fishercats the AA affiliate of Toronto. Last nite when Buchholz left the game he received a standing ovation from the Boston faithful in Manchester, NH.
    Bill Masse said to the New Hampshire Union Leader following the game “I think it’s sad. This is New Hampshire’s team, Manchester’s team and to see Clay Buchholz get a standing ovation was absolutely disgraceful.”
    Someone should tell Mr Masse that these fans are here to watch some cheap baseball but there blood runs Red Sox Red and they live and die by the Red Sox.
    The Fishercats front office should also sit down with him. After all the team knows what their fan base is, They sell Red Sox merchandise in its giftshop and are even having a David Ortiz bobblehead night Friday.

    TJ June 27, 2007, 12:08 am
  • A deep home run for Hinske, then a double for Cora. Can we get something going here?

    Max June 27, 2007, 12:11 am
  • …I was in the shower…am I right to assume that MDC got kind of unlucky that inning? The HBP is on him…but a broken-bat single, a GB single and a sac fly?

    desturbd1 June 27, 2007, 12:18 am
  • Papi!!

    rootbeerfloat June 27, 2007, 12:20 am
  • ahahahaha…! The Fishercats guy is an ass! What a dope, does he know what state the Fishercats play? Seriously. I have tix for Fishercats/Seadogs on July 8th. I think I know why I bought the tickets and it wasn’t the Fishercats.
    shoot. 2 run homer. 8-6 M’s, not cool.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 27, 2007, 12:30 am
  • bring a sign with you making fun of him…. name is MASSE :p

    TJ June 27, 2007, 12:32 am
  • Hinske’s having a good night

    rootbeerfloat June 27, 2007, 12:45 am
  • come on boys smack Putz around!

    TJ June 27, 2007, 1:11 am
  • ok, we just need one run in the 9th to at least extend the game

    rootbeerfloat June 27, 2007, 1:18 am
  • I fully expect to get swept tomorrow. I’m guessing it’ll be the offense’s fault.

    desturbd1 June 27, 2007, 1:37 am
  • d1 – I don’t know. Dice-K is good for at least one harir-raising inning on defense…

    rootbeerfloat June 27, 2007, 1:39 am
  • Ah well, the bats were at least awake. Bad first inning led to 8 innings of catch up- never a good situation.
    At least we didn’t walk in the winning run.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF June 27, 2007, 1:44 am
  • Hey, can anyone recommend a site that supports 3410 Nokia ring tone? Nokia forums weren’t much help unfortunately.
    I’m an IT guy but apparently I suck at cell phone tech. Heheh :)

    jjjonesman October 1, 2007, 6:43 am

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