Sox-SatanFish Gamer XVIII

Now that the Sox have secured a berth in the playoffs, the team can focus on getting healthy, aligning the rotation, and locking up the division.  Oh, and they have the best record in the majors, AGAIN, and I met the President of the United States, AGAIN.  I must have drank me about 15 Dr. Peppers.

Fire away.

Boston
J. Ellsbury lf
A. Cora 2b
D. Ortiz dh
M. Lowell 3b
J.D. Drew rf
C. Crisp cf
E. Hinske 1b
D. Mirabelli c
J. Lugo ss

Tampa Bay
A. Iwamura 3b
J. Velandia 2b
C. Pena 1b
B.J. Upton cf
D. Young rf
R. Casanova c
J. Gomes lf
J. Guzman dh
J. Wilson ss

92 comments… add one
  • Carlos Pena is ridiculous, holy crap- he’s been on fire this year.
    Bah. Blue Jays give up a run as Wake gives up a single. No fun.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 2:01 pm
  • Hopefully we take advantage of another bad starter from TB and move the division magic number down a noth or two.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 2:03 pm
  • uh-oh, Wake’s classic 2 run homer just made its first appearance.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • Young with a homer to left. Trailing 2-0

    Rob September 23, 2007, 2:04 pm
  • Got out of the inning without major-major damage. Now it’s up to the guys to try and scrap a hit off Jackson. Hope they can do it! *eyeroll*

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 2:10 pm
  • Jacoby… I heart you.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 2:18 pm
  • chances of Rays Bullpen blowing this lead: 100%

    Sam-YF September 23, 2007, 2:19 pm
  • cora is just horrible…

    Ed September 23, 2007, 2:23 pm
  • Crap, we can’t lose this game against Jackson- he simply sucks too much.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 2:26 pm
  • DudeYoureGettingADelmon keeps punishing Wake, doubling to left.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 2:40 pm
  • This is bad. Another run scores and we’re even further behind going into the 5th.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 2:42 pm
  • Definately got the B Squad going today.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 2:47 pm
  • Yeah, can’t be too surprised with this lineup. Still, 1 hit through 5? Pretty pathetic.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 2:51 pm
  • Cora + Hinske + Mirabelli = painful.
    By the way, why is Cora batting 2nd? I would rather have Crisp or Lugo ahead of Ortiz.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • Wilson GIDP, erasing a lead-off single. Wakey off the hook.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 2:54 pm
  • Wakey on the hook, 4-0 DRays.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 2:57 pm
  • I spoke too soon. Wake walks Iwamura on 4 pitches, and someone named Jorge Velandia knocks him in. 4-0, Rays.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 2:57 pm
  • Down 4-0 now. Definately an emotional let down after clinching playoff spot.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • Help me, Obi-Wan TorBlueJay, you’re my only hope.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • Fear not, Devine. The TB bullpen shall help you!

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 2:59 pm
  • I’m going to vomit when/if Wake gives up a grandslam.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:02 pm
  • Wake (barely) keeps the team in the game, finally getting the Delmon dude out on a K.
    The way they’re swinging at Jackson, he might go 8.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 3:05 pm
  • Dude, you’re getting a Delmon!

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • Seriously. Cy-Edwin today. Top of the 6th and no runs in sight. *sigh*

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:06 pm
  • Don’t steal! We need baserunners.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 3:08 pm
  • Okay…loaded. What happens now?

    Devine September 23, 2007, 3:13 pm
  • Triple play coming up.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:13 pm
  • Papi up with a chance at the ole granny.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 3:13 pm
  • Was that as awkward looking as it sounded?

    rootbeerfloat September 23, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • Holy crap, I went to make a sandwich and came back and the bases are loaded with zero outs!
    Papi singles, scoring Lugo. Bases loaded for Mr. RBI, Lowell.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:14 pm
  • Lowell with a granny-chance.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • We score!
    Papi with the IF single.
    4-1

    Rob September 23, 2007, 3:15 pm
  • Bah, spoke too soon! Edwin regained his mastery. Now let’s hope he loses it against JD.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • Atheose – please go make another sandwich.

    rootbeerfloat September 23, 2007, 3:16 pm
  • Chance for Drew to be a hero.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • Yeah, go make 6 or 7.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:17 pm
  • Walks in a run!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:18 pm
  • Nice job, Drew. Very nice.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • Hahahahaha RBF. Hey, Ortiz scored when I came back!

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • Drew walks, scoring a run. Yankees also threatening, runners on 1st and 2nd in the 5th.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:20 pm
  • Drew draws an RBI walk.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 3:20 pm
  • COCO!

    Dionysus September 23, 2007, 3:22 pm
  • station to station baseball working here.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • In play, run(s)!
    Man.. I want details!

    Dionysus September 23, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • GOD BLESS COCO! Single scores Cora, and DeMarlo Hale holds Ortiz at 3rd. I would have been pissed if he sent Ortiz on that one.
    Jackson threw a 1-hitter through the first 5 innings, but has given up 4 hits and 2 walks this inning. 4-3 Rays, bases still loaded, and we are now in the Tampa Bay bullpen.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • Pitching change, bases still loaded, one out. Down by one. I like our chances here, except that GIDP machine Hinske is up next.

    Jackie (SF) September 23, 2007, 3:23 pm
  • There we go.. its a one run game now. Unfortunatly, the Automatic Out part of the lineup is up… maybe Hinske can launch a sac fly?

    Dionysus September 23, 2007, 3:24 pm
  • I hate being right.

    Jackie (SF) September 23, 2007, 3:25 pm
  • Very typical from Hinske. Least we have a decent chance now.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • Hinske is a toad.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • Fraking dammit. KIll Hinske, KILL HIM!
    Still.. one run game.

    Dionysus September 23, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • Wow. Thank you Devil Rays, for handing Boston the division. How pathetic.

    AndrewYF September 23, 2007, 3:26 pm
  • Hinske is the wet blanket of the day. Why couldn’t he just strikeout instead?

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:27 pm
  • Mna.. we need Youk back.

    Dionysus September 23, 2007, 3:27 pm
  • ugh. When is Youk supposed to be better?
    Stupid Yankees hitting him on the wrist… *grumble*

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:28 pm
  • Julian Tavarez is up! Against the Devil Rays! Maybe we’ll see a fight? Too bad Joey Gathright isn’t in the lineup.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:28 pm
  • Oh woe is me, Yankees winning- Red Sox losing. Another run scores.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 3:37 pm
  • Heads up play there Julio.

    Tyrel SF September 23, 2007, 3:43 pm
  • Corey induces a double play, keeping us in the game.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • Back-to-back K’s by Dougie and Lugo. Come on Ellsbury!

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 3:50 pm
  • Cora! HR (first pitch?!) to bring us within one. Again.

    Jackie (SF) September 23, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • Cora homers?

    Rob September 23, 2007, 4:03 pm
  • Cora homers. Wow.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • That Cora homer was me heating up soup… headed back to the kitchen….

    rootbeerfloat September 23, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • Isn’t it amazing how this team has changed? Two months ago the Sox had a perfect bullpen but couldn’t score any runs late. Now it seems we score plenty of late runs, but that our bullpen gives up a lot of runs too.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • Ellsbury looking fantastic in the field.

    Jackie (SF) September 23, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • “Isn’t it amazing how this team has changed?”
    Not to mention our LF defense, which seems to have improved markedly…

    Tyrel SF September 23, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Timlin out of trouble. Crisp, Hinske and Mirabelli are up.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • Haha, good point Tyrel. But I think most of us would agree that Manny’s bat has been missed.

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • “A. Reyes relieved D. Wheeler” <- more terrifying words have never been written.

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Reyes back out there with a 1 run lead. Dejavu.
    Anyone think there’ll be a pinch-hitter for Dougie?

    Atheose September 23, 2007, 4:25 pm
  • Out with a whimper.

    Rob September 23, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • Game over. :( Come on, Toronto!

    Jackie (SF) September 23, 2007, 4:27 pm
  • Atheose, absolutely, Manny has been missed.

    Tyrel SF September 23, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • Wow, Joe breaking the Joba Rules!

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 4:31 pm
  • Sucks. Double sucks. Aw well, everything sucks.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 4:38 pm
  • I hope breaking the sacred Joba Rules bite the Yanks in the ass. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of their lives. *evil*
    Losing SUCKS.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 4:43 pm
  • NSTB: meanie :(

    yankeemonkey September 23, 2007, 4:44 pm
  • ntsb: lol u mad~~ ^_^

    doug YF September 23, 2007, 5:00 pm
  • So is Manny back for the last 6 games of the year? The postseason? Spring training? wtf is going on.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • “wtf is going on.”
    Manny being Manny…

    Anonymous September 23, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • How about Manny being traded next year. This is ridiculous, we’ve never needed him more and he’s sitting on his thumbs.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • Manny is legitimately hurt. And I think they’re hiding worse news on Youk. I expect Manny will be back in time while Youk will not.
    Meanwhile, they don’t need either for the next week. They’re already in. Now it’s time to get ready for the post-season. I hope they start resting Papi too.

    Pete September 23, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • I heard the Red Sox doctors cleared him to play and he asked for a second opinion, with his history I don’t know who to believe.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 6:53 pm
  • Yeah, after next season he has $20m riding on his relationship with the SOX. Makes all the sense in the world for him to dog it.
    Get some sleep, son.

    BostonRAW September 23, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • hey pete and b-raw!
    how’s it goin’?
    pete, i saw you try to bait me again on the other thread, it ain’t gonna work buddy, but nice try…and a thanks and a hat tip to tyrel for coming to my defense…

    dc September 23, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • As theatric as Youk is, I don’t think his reaction when he got hit was at all an act. He went down INSTANTLY. I don’t think it’s anything as bad as a fracture, if it were they’d have him in a cast and the MRI would have picked it up. But it’s probably a bone bruise…and it probably still hurts like hell. I do expect he’ll be back for the playoffs in some fashion though.
    And that’s absolutely insane about Manny. Can we now question his devotion to the Red Sox/the game?

    AndrewYF September 23, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • Everyone says this crap about him being cleared to play. Please stop reading every inane thing you hear/read from WEEI and Eric Wilbur. Francona has said repeatedly that Ramirez won’t play until he doesn’t feel any pain or pressure in what is an incredibly sensitive, difficult injury to recover from. As I understand it, it still hurts Ramirez to run, so unless you want Ramirez to run the risk of re-aggravating an unhealed injury just before the playoffs, stop bitching.
    Besides that, you don’t think Manny has a vested interest in playing, and playing well, in the next-to-last year of his contract? I just find this kind of speculation absent any form of evidence or even logic to be incredibly frustrating.
    And, again, if there were some question about Manny’s absence, we would be reading about it in the papers — witness Edes’ hatchet job last year. We haven’t seen that this time.

    Paul SF September 23, 2007, 9:51 pm
  • sorry guys, manny’s just taking his usual late summer vacation…it’s the same old song…get rid of him for whatever you can get…couple of beers and a pack of marlboros…get smart and give ells the job…

    dc September 23, 2007, 9:59 pm
  • I think, as of moment, a lot of the Sox’ chances at the division (I know some people don’t care…I do, if not up to the point of injuring/re-injuring players) rest on how the Yankees do tomorrow. If they are 2 back after tomorrow, I put odds on the Sox to win. If they are 1 back, I think I give the better shot to the Yankees. It’ll be fun when it’s just six games to go for each team and we’re watching every night to see the final result from every game.

    Devine September 23, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • i agree devine…regardless which of our teams win, it’s been fun to see a little pennant chasing these past few days…we are both likely still in the playoffs, with the yanks yet to clinch, but the back and forth with the yanks/sox for the division is adding some unexpected fun…

    dc September 23, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • That would be great if the people in question didn’t have histories of either dogging it or covering for it. Manny has a history of pulling up lame and Tito’s been known to cover for players foibles, like Pedro skipping out early etc.
    Youk is hurt and we know that because he is always hauling ass and playing hard. Manny has ruined his benefit of the doubt with me, there’s too much of him wanting to be traded every other off season and sitting when he’s suspected to be tweaked at best. I don’t trust him, I question his absence.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 23, 2007, 10:10 pm

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