Take This Series, PLEASE!: Sox-Sox Gamer IV

Seems like it’s been ages since the Sox actually won a series.  Today they have a chance to take three of four from the White Sox, with Tim Wakefield on the mound (and Doug Mirabelli behind the dish, correspondingly. Ugh.).

Use this as your thread for all of today’s Fenway action.

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  • Man, this version of Julio Lugo is SO much better than the previous version. Lugo works a walk to lead off the first.
    No Papi again today.

    SF July 22, 2007, 2:16 pm
  • And no Pedroia, either. Grrrrr.
    Hinske, Cora, Belli all in the lineup.

    SF July 22, 2007, 2:18 pm
  • And why the hell is Cora batting 2nd again? I swear, Tito befuddles, often.

    SF July 22, 2007, 2:19 pm
  • Cora working a nice at-bat here, spoiling lots of pitches.

    SF July 22, 2007, 2:20 pm
  • MLB.com says Lester will start against Cleveland on Monday. Whoa…
    Say what you will about Cora (who just grounded into an FC), that 9-pitch at bat is just what the Sox need today… Get back into Chicago’s atrocious bullpen early. Between Cora, Lugo and Youkilis, Garland is already up to 25 pitches.
    Cora is batting .275 this year, he plays two key positions. He is a solid utility infielder, and Pedroia deserves to rest from time to time.
    Youkilis works a walk, 1st and 2nd, 1 out for Manny.

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 2:27 pm
  • MANNY! 3-0 Sox on homer to opposite field…

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 2:29 pm
  • JD grounds out, Lowell Ks on three pitches, but the Sox are up early and Garland had to throw 33 pitches…

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 2:32 pm
  • Anouncers on WGN said that Manny is hitting about 100 points less against right handers than lefties.

    Rob July 22, 2007, 2:33 pm
  • The problem, really, is the whole ‘Belli at the dish that will inevitably happen 3/4/5 times today. Strangely, I’ve got a lot of confidence in his behind the dish work.

    QuoSF July 22, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • Yanks up 7-3 and Fossum is warming up in the pen.

    Rob July 22, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • Clean first inning for Wakefield…

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • Hinske Ks on a low pitch he didn’t like, but it took Garland 8 pitches… Mirabelli didn’t get the memo, grounds out sharply on the 2nd pitch; Garland up to 48 after just two.

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 2:44 pm
  • ChiSox threaten, but Wakes gets out of the 3rd with a nice play by Youks at first, still 3-0 Boston.

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 2:53 pm
  • Lugo and Cora out quickly, abandoning plate discipline, but Youks doubles to extend the inning…

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • MANNY AGAIN! 5-0 Sox, 16th Ramirez home run of the year.

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 3:01 pm
  • UGH, sorry, that was MLB Gameday *reverting* to the 1st inning! Oy! Manny was IBB’d.

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 3:03 pm
  • (MLB.tv, I mean.)

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 3:03 pm
  • Back in the real world, Drew flied out, inning over, 3-0 Sox, Garland at 66 pitches after three.

    Hudson July 22, 2007, 3:04 pm
  • How do the Sox only have three runs in this game?

    SF July 22, 2007, 3:34 pm
  • Tito’s special Sunday substitutes now 1-7 with no RBI. Love those leaky lineups.
    Thanks, Tito.

    SF July 22, 2007, 3:39 pm
  • Boy, the Sox have really let Garland off the hook in this game, now they are just going down silently despite having gotten Garland up over seventy pitches in less than four innings. Wake’s foregone one-inning bombout, which hasn’t happened yet, isn’t going to let three runs win this game, I don’t think,

    SF July 22, 2007, 3:41 pm
  • And ball four to Manny is called a strike. These umps have really stuck it to the Sox this series.
    Manny does walk, on ball five.

    SF July 22, 2007, 3:43 pm
  • Whew, Lowell takes advantage — HR makes it 6-1 Sox. Thank goodness!

    SF July 22, 2007, 3:47 pm
  • Another big two run hit – all the damage done after two outs, Manny and Drew walk, then Lowell cashes in. That’s the way to NOT let Garland off the hook, that was a mess of his own making.

    SF July 22, 2007, 3:48 pm
  • Coco with a single, his average is up to .274. Can’t wait for a full, injury-less and fluid season from this guy, I certainly hope that it’s with the Sox.

    SF July 22, 2007, 3:51 pm
  • the 7th is feeling like a leaky ship for this leaky lineup.

    josh59x July 22, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • game. dicey ninth for paps.

    sf rod July 22, 2007, 5:22 pm
  • Paps flirts with disaster by loading the bases with no outs, then strikes out Jim Thome and gets out of it with a DP.
    Sox win a series for a change. How about another one in Cleveland?

    pale blue eyes July 22, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • Very dicey. I’m almost inclined to say that Manny D was still a better pitcher than Paps today. I think he (MDC) was over-conscious of trying to get a GB to end the inning, and kept throwing his FB low. Got to the location almost every time, the White Sox just weren’t biting.
    Paps was just plain wild.
    I realize that my second sentence is almost counter-intuitive given the results.

    QuoSF July 22, 2007, 5:24 pm
  • Lester to take the mound Monday.
    http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10265212

    Rob July 22, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • Sorry, saw Hudson mentioned that earlier.

    Rob July 22, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • Piniero DFA’d

    Rob July 22, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • Nice to see the FO make the right move on that one. I was worried our only reliever with options (and granted, he hasn’t been as good as earlier in the season) was going down to Pawtucket to create the roster slot.

    QuoSF July 22, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • Yeah, Quo. I was afraid of Delcarmen or Gabbard losing their spots.
    So on the rookie/2nd-year list this year, we’ve got:
    Delcarmen
    Gabbard
    Lester
    Pedroia
    Okajima
    Matsuzaka
    With cameos from Hansack, Murphy, Ellsbury and Bailey. That’s exciting.

    Paul SF July 23, 2007, 11:13 am

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