Trifecta? Sox-Twins Gamer III

Quick: anyone remember the last time the Sox swept a series? Bzzzzt. Time’s up. It was last July against Seattle, which is like saying you have a girlfriend who lives in Canada.

Clay Buchholz gets the nod for the Sox, while Aussie Liam Hendriks mans the mound for Minnesota. Yahoo doesn’t even have a head shot of Hendriks, but with a bit of digging, I found one. Comment away.

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  • An Avenue Q reference, and a reddit-style Aussie joke in one thread? Be still my beating heart!
    I’ll actually get to watch most of this game, unlike most of the ones in the last week. Of course that means Buchholz will probably crap the bed. Oh well.

    Atheose - SF April 25, 2012, 3:25 pm
  • I’m old. I stole the Canada line from Weird Science.

    attackgerbil April 25, 2012, 3:32 pm
  • 1-0 Sox on Ross’s single, scoring Ortiz. 2 on, 1 out.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 8:49 pm
  • AVILES goes yard with 2 out! 4-0 Sox on the three-run shot.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 8:52 pm
  • Twins get 1 back in bottom of inning, have chance at another with runner at 3rd, 2 out. 0-2 count to Carroll…grounder to 1st, damage limited. 4-1 Sox after 2.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 9:05 pm
  • Salty drives ’em in with 2 in scoring position and 2 out! And gets caught trying to go to 2nd…but I barely feel the annoyance in the face of the clutch hit.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 9:16 pm
  • Feels like Buchholz’s WHIP for this game is like 6.000 (I know it’s more like 2.5 or something at this point, but still, 75 pitches after 3 and 1/3, ferchrissakes).

    Devine April 25, 2012, 9:46 pm
  • PS This “Scout” shit on MLB Gameday needs to go away fast.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 9:48 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd, 2 down, for Mauer.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 9:49 pm
  • No damage again, but this is a real high-wire act for Buchholz with the Twins stranding 8 men, and 1-for-9 with RISP.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 9:50 pm
  • 7-4, runners at corners for Twins, 1 out. Ball was way up, but Mauer hit it off Atchison’s heel into left center and the Twins score two for it. In comes Thomas, I think.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 10:33 pm
  • 7-5, 2nd and 3rd, 1 out. Combo of starting pitching and bullpen being horrendous.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 10:36 pm
  • This bullpen is pretty amazingly bad.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 10:44 pm
  • They get the DP and will have a one-run lead after six. Jesus fucking Christ.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 10:45 pm
  • Bruins lose in OT. All 7 games decided by a goal. Bruins led in regulation in only 2 games in the series. Incredible it went 7.
    Gotta wonder if TT has played his last game for the Bs.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 10:45 pm
  • Meanwhile Justin Thomas nailed Parmelee in the head.
    I hope that guy has thrown his last pitch for the Red Sox. Ever.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 10:47 pm
  • Through 7, nursing that 7-6 lead.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 10:59 pm
  • Can’t imagine that by July the bullpen will bear any resemblance to tonight’s pen.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:01 pm
  • Ross leaves game with sore knee. Darnell McDonald now in left.
    Larsy might be playing in the OF soon.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:02 pm
  • Glen Perkins Ks the side, Gonzo, Papi, Youk.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:06 pm
  • No mas runs for Sox, Padilla for another inning?

    Devine April 25, 2012, 11:06 pm
  • Clay’s lline: 5 1/3 IP, 10H 5ER, 3BB.
    Take him out of the rotation, put Cook in.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:13 pm
  • These days, watching Red Sox games is basically like cringing for three straight hours, even when they win.

    stuck_working April 25, 2012, 11:18 pm
  • Ace gets the first out.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:29 pm
  • Aceves again trying to give Bobby a heart attack.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:33 pm
  • I feel like this bullpen is all but guaranteed to walk in either the tying or winning run.

    stuck_working April 25, 2012, 11:35 pm
  • I guess I neglected the possibility of a HBP tying the game, but that’s definitely on the table.

    stuck_working April 25, 2012, 11:40 pm
  • Sacks loaded, 2 outs, 0-2 on Casillas.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:40 pm
  • Sorry. Span batting.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:41 pm
  • Sheer terror.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 11:43 pm
  • DOOR SLAMMED! VICTORY!!! Wow. Sweep.

    Devine April 25, 2012, 11:44 pm
  • Had it all the way.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 25, 2012, 11:46 pm
  • Glad I went to bed and missed the last few innings. Even when they win it’s ugly.
    The worst part about Buchholz is that he’s not striking out anyone. Starting off poorly can be bearable if their stuff still looks good, but he’s clearly not fooling anybody out there.

    Atheose - SF April 26, 2012, 8:04 am

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