TGIF (Or Not): Sox-Twins Gamer I

The Red Sox play in the Metrodome. Tim Wakefield’s on the mound. Carlos Silva (career 83 OPS+ against vs. the Sox) opposes him.

Those are all the reasons you need as to why the Red Sox might have some trouble scoring this evening. But, hey! It’s Friday!

Comment away…

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  • Lineups, matchups:
    Silva v BOS: 3 GS, 2W 1L, 1.8 ERA, 1.2 WHIP, .282 BAA
    Lugo: 3/8
    Youk: 2/5
    Papi: 4/9, 2B
    Manny: 0/9, 1 K, 2 GIDP
    Drew: 1/6, 2B, BB
    Lowell: 3/13, K, GIDP
    Crisp: 4/15, 2 2B
    Belli: NA
    Cora: 6/15
    Wake @ MIN: 10 GS, 6W, 3L, 4.38 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, .224 BAA
    Luis Castillo: 9/17, BB, 3 K
    Nick Punto: 1/8, BB, K
    Joe Mauer: 3/5
    Torii Hunter: 11/29, 2B, 2 HR, 4 K
    Justin Morneau: 3/5, 2B
    Mike Redmond: 1/7, 2B, 3K
    Jason Kubel: 1/3, HR
    Josh Rabe: NA
    Jason Bartlett: 3/7, BB, 2B, HR

    desturbd1 May 4, 2007, 6:57 pm
  • Thanks, d1. Was crunched at work and was lucky even to get the gamer up. I’m a procrastinator, so I end up working hardest Friday afternoons, when I’m MOST wanting to laze around. Figures…

    Paul SF May 4, 2007, 7:27 pm
  • In an attempt to turn Wake’s luck aroudn I will not be observing this game (I’ve watched/listened to all his other so far). Instead I will be watchign the original Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) with the Rifftrax accompaniment(if you don’t know what a Rifftrax is.. your missing out)

    Dionysus May 4, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Nice play by Lugo, but I wonder if that was a makeup call for last inning.

    Ayuh - SF May 4, 2007, 8:34 pm
  • Top of the 3rd, Dougie doubles. With no outs, Cora sacrifices Dougie over to third. This play pissed me off – Cora’s swinging well, so why the hell did they take the bat out of his hands AND give away an out? Lugo grounds to shortshop, who throws out Dougie at the plate (on a great play by Redmond).

    Andrew F May 4, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • no support for wake once again.
    tune into the yankee game. this inning has been unreal. yankees pen is serving up BP.

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 9:13 pm
  • ALEX!

    TJ May 4, 2007, 9:18 pm
  • I’ve been watching this game away from my computer…but I’ll say this: Silva’s pitching pretty well, in general, but his defense has saved his ass tonight, both from hard-hit balls and in the infield. 4 long, running warning track catches and a bunch of fantastic infield plays; Castillo’s been incredible at second. Manny’s now 0/11 against Silva after making 2 outs tonight on two pitches. I’d say he’s due…
    And another line-drive scorched to the OF that doesn’t fall. This sucks. Poor Lugo.

    desturbd1 May 4, 2007, 9:20 pm
  • Anyone get NESN on dish?

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:27 pm
  • papi. 1-0 sox.

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 9:29 pm
  • ORTIZ!

    Andrew F May 4, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Papi!!

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:30 pm
  • Papi absolutely CRUSHES one into the top deck at the Metrodome!

    Ayuh - SF May 4, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • i was gonna get direct tv in NYC just so I could pay for the sports package for NESN but they told me the sox games would be blacked out here so i didnt get it

    TJ May 4, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • rob- getting the FSN north (twins) feed here.

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • PAPI

    TJ May 4, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • I am in NC and will have NESN/FSN NE this weekend….looking to see what blackouts I am going to contend with.

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Manny follows with a double. 4 hits all for extra bases.

    TJ May 4, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Johjima continues batting practice in NY with a leadoff double

    TJ May 4, 2007, 9:36 pm
  • Wow. Dougie throws out Hunter on a steal attempt.

    Andrew F May 4, 2007, 9:43 pm
  • tj/rob- there’s never a good indicator on which feed they’ll carry. the best thing i’ve found is to spend the extra $40 and get the HD/Gamemix/Strikezone Channel package (you have to have both Sports Fan Pack and MLB Extra Innings to purchase). they play a couple of games in HD everyday. this normaly means you’ll have a choice between feeds (one HD one not).
    tj- the nesn games will be blacked out on the Sports Fan Package, sometimes they let the second airing through. but with the MLB Extra Innings i’ve been getting alot of the nesn feeds.
    i cannot recomend enough the Gamemix and Strikezone Channel. it’s so worth the extra $40.

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 9:48 pm
  • Thanks Rod…will look into that

    Rob May 4, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Now if Selig is sucessful in his attempts to eliminate the blackout restrictions at the upcoming owners meetings, would Sox games be available on NESN in NYC with the Direct TV Sports pack?

    TJ May 4, 2007, 9:56 pm
  • Wakefield gives the Sox everything they need, and more. Would have been nice if the bats could have gotten him a bit of f*cking breathing room, but in their defense, they’ve been hitting the ball very hard fairly consistantly, only to come up empty. Now the bullpen’s going to have to be perfect again, too, unless Youk and Co. can get something going off of Pat Neshek.

    desturbd1 May 4, 2007, 10:00 pm
  • God damn it. If the Twins don’t score here, the top of their lineup vs. JC Romero, I’m going to break something.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 10:08 pm
  • Andrew go back to following the batting practice in the Bronx.

    TJ May 4, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Okay, give me something to break. Why do the Twins have Nick Punto at the top of their lineup?

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • Am I not welcome here, TJ?
    At least as a YF, I take solace in knowing I actually can look forward to decent starting pitching. Seattle also has Jeff Weaver.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • decent starting pitching???? What did u talk David Cone outta retirement? lol aside from that I dont see any decent starters for u this weekend. The Red Sox could be up by 10 on everyone in the east by mid week

    TJ May 4, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • DREW! triples it past Hunter.

    Andrew F May 4, 2007, 10:21 pm
  • You know a pitching staff is bad when Mike Myers is starting his 4th inning of work.
    The Red Sox becoming a Triples Machine

    TJ May 4, 2007, 10:23 pm
  • andrew you’re welcome. it’s a good game. enjoy.
    drew triples to lead off the 9th. and lowell can do nothing. coco gets a chance.

    sf rod May 4, 2007, 10:24 pm
  • Well, I guess I can safely say that TJ is the Red Sox version of our Jim.

    Andrew May 4, 2007, 10:44 pm
  • Yankees lose, Orioles won, D-Rays lost, Jays lost, Sox win!

    Hudson May 4, 2007, 10:45 pm
  • Cora is on fire, now batting .406… Paps had a 1-2-3 inning but not a dominant one, with at least one hard-hit ball deep to Coco and no Ks.

    Hudson May 4, 2007, 10:46 pm
  • Wow: The Sox are now 6.5 games up on all four of the other A.L. East teams (with the Yankees technically in the cellar, having the lowest win percentage of those four).
    And as frustrating as some of Boston’s performances have been (spotty hitting in particular), the Sox have the best record in the majors by a couple of games at least.
    In more than 30 years of rooting for the Sox, I can’t remember them being in such a good spot in early May (though some stathead will surely prove me wrong).
    It’s disorienting… I wouldn’t be a true Sox fan if some part of my brain weren’t wondering, “When does the other cleat drop?”

    Hudson May 4, 2007, 10:57 pm
  • It’s all about the pitching. This is the twilight zone version of what I expected at season’s beginning (with the caveat, of course, that everything is still early). I expected great offense, good starting pitching, effective (iffy?) bullpen. But it’s been effective (really not bad at all) offense, good starting pitching, great bullpen when you look at the season so far.

    Devine May 5, 2007, 2:28 am
  • Yaaay. I left for Spiderman 3 after Romero fell behind Castillo 2-1 and Damon hit his 3-run shot to put the Yanks within 4. Rotoworld says Papelbon looked better then normal, with his one mistake getting hammered to deep CF where Coco made yet another nice catch, jumping up against the wall. He was hitting 96 on the gun again, apparently, too.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 2:51 am
  • K wow…not better then normal. Better then last time or back to normal; kinda combined the two. I’m exhausted…

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 2:52 am
  • How was Spiderman?

    Tyrel SF May 5, 2007, 3:34 am
  • Pretty good. I liked the second one a lot better; this one had a few great action sequences and a few ‘meh’ ones. Besides Parker and MJ’s relationship, there was a lot less focus on character development, and this was really more of a popcorn flick then the last one. Diologue was usually alright, but occasionally quite stilted…people were sometimes laughing at scenes that weren’t supposed to be funny.
    Also, for reasons I don’t quite understand, they decided to make this movie more cartoonish then the other 2, and a hell of a lot less serious. Some of it was funny, some of it was just distracting, irritating, and kinda pointless. There needed to be a lot more Venom and a lot less Peter Parker dancing for no real reason but an extended attempt at comic relief. (Not kidding…) Worth seeing, though; was entertaining.
    Oh yeah…the reason I stopped by at 4 in the morning:
    “Two days after receiving intravenous fluids and leaving Fenway Park early — a development the Red Sox kept quiet — an under the weather Wakefield tossed seven scoreless innings to help Boston beat Minnesota, 2-0, and push its American League East lead to 6 1/2 games.”
    I f*cked up my sleep schedule pulling an all-nighter two days ago and napping for a few hours today…not good. But yeah, sounds like something going around the clubhouse; looks like Drew wasn’t faking.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:03 am

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