Youth Mob: Sox-Orioles Gamer XVI

Jon. Jacoby. Dustin. Jonathan. Clay. Youk. Daisuke. Josh. Manny. Coco.

These are the names of your young and exciting Boston Red Sox, who are edging ever closer to a playoff spot and a potential AL East title.

Tonight the worst of the bunch, Jon Lester (did anyone think that would even be an arguable statement 16 months ago?), takes the hill in Fenway South.

Comment on the game here.

128 comments… add one
  • Is there another Manny I’m not awared of?

    Lar September 7, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • Bad grammar on my part. The Yanks game is so late..

    Lar September 7, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Lar: Delcarmen.

    Devine September 7, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • Ah. Didn’t think Manny was a common name.

    Lar September 7, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • Hey fellow SFs. I have a slight delimma. I was at work for Clay’s no-no and didnt think to tape it (I had a feed.. I get MASN). I’d love to be bale to watch the entire game (again and again and again) instead of just the outs like displayed on redsox.com. That said, I was wondering if any of you have a tape or other form of recording that can be place on portable media of said game – perferbaly NESN feed, but I’d take MASN in a pinch. I’d gladly pay for shipping and the tape/dvd/cd or work whatever out.
    I already checked ebay and nothin’ doin’.
    Anyway, so not to be putting mailing addys out here on the blog, please email me at agastaldSPLATgmail.com
    SPLAT = @. Oh no jumk mail bots.. you wont get me.
    Thanks

    Dionysus September 7, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • Dionysus – I don’t know if it’s up anymore, but the day after, mlb.com had a “free” viewing of it. Let me see if I can find it.

    Lar September 7, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • Dio, if you subscribe to MLB.tv you can watch the entire game. It’s only 19 bucks right now for the remainder of the season.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • I’d also of cours epay any fees to get the tape copied to th eblank, if its a tape.

    Dionysus September 7, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • hmm.. 19 bucks eh?

    Dionysus September 7, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • I just checked to make sure archived games is still part of the basic MLB.tv package, which I have, and it is, so I watched the last inning again.
    Rock hard nipples.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 6:26 pm
  • It’s actually really cool, I can watch any part of any game played by any team, or sit back and watch the entire game.
    I think I pay 80 bucks a season for this and it’s always worth it, even if I only use it to watch two or three live games when traveling.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 6:29 pm
  • Ya, I like the condensed game a lot, actually. Less setting up, but more than just highlights.

    Lar September 7, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • Some people seem to have technical issues with MLB.TV, but I’ve had only one or two problems over about three years’ worth of subscription. I really like it. Of course, I also pay for Extra Innings on cable, so that I can watch at the best comfort level at work and at home.
    Love being able to look at all the games across the league, Lockland. Especially love going back to archives and watching favorite moments of the season (the four back-to-back homers, for instance).

    Devine September 7, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Hows the quality though? Ive avoid MLB.tv du to quality concerns.. I figured the image woul dbe poor.

    Dionysus September 7, 2007, 6:33 pm
  • Devine, I was at that game. Jesus, I’m going to watch it now.
    I heard through the grapevine that MLB is very close, possibly by post-season 2008, to offering live games on mobile.
    That is the HOLY GRAIL.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 6:36 pm
  • It’s definitely not as good as TV, but it doesn’t suck. And I think you’ll find for $20 that the access to everything is worth it.

    Devine September 7, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • Dio, it’s web video, so it’s not great. But honestly, it’s not that bad. They actually do a pretty good job. You do need a great high speed connection and decent computer though.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 6:39 pm
  • Devine,
    Thank you for reminding me of that, it’s been weeks since I watched that again.
    I’m so fired up for tonights game now it’s dangerous.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 6:48 pm
  • No prob, Lockland. Enjoy the game, y’all. I must miss most of it this evening.

    Devine September 7, 2007, 6:50 pm
  • I’m serious, that was dangerous, 3 of us just watched all four home runs three times, with shots of Knob Creek. We are FAR too fired up now.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 7:04 pm
  • I like this lineup, Jacoby almost beat out a routine grounder.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 7:06 pm
  • I thought this was funny from the Globe’s Extra Bases blog today: “J.D. Drew is really swinging the bat well here before the game.”

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 7:11 pm
  • “Worst” seems a little harsh to Lester, though he came near to proving you right in the 1st inning…

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • JD doubles… launching his rehabilitation campaign?

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • Drew does a good job making the Globe seem prescient with that double.

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 7:34 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd, no outs… If this becomes another of those “Sox threaten but don’t score innings,” I’m going to be perty annoyed.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • OK, so Tek singles in one run. I feel better.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • Oh captain my captain.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 7:35 pm
  • You know what kills me, my little brother convinced me and my friends to come out to the bars tonight and pretend we’re 23 again. All I want to do is sit here and watch this game.
    I’m sad.

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 7:37 pm
  • Coco sacs home run #2.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:38 pm
  • (That is, he sacrifices home the second run of the inning, not he hit his second hom run.)

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:39 pm
  • What the hell was Lugo swinging at?

    LocklandSF September 7, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Inning over via Ks by JLug and DEll.
    2-0 Sox after one-and-a-half.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:45 pm
  • Wow, lotta Sox fans in Camden Yards chanting Yooooouk after that diving stab.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • DPed out, Papi singles, Lowell singles. 1st and 2nd, one out.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 7:58 pm
  • Youks Ks, 2 gone, still two on.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:01 pm
  • Drew walks, Ortiz hams it up a little pretending he might go home on a ball that squirted away from the catcher… Loaded up for Tek.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:03 pm
  • Hey, my gameday suddenly stopped showing the strikezone box. Anyone know how I can fix this?
    Also, Go Red Sox!

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:04 pm
  • Tek called out on strikes, after some terrible calls by the ump.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:05 pm
  • I noticed it yesterday, Atheose. I assume it’s a permanent change — I doubt MLB liked everyone looking at something telling them an alleged ball was inside the zone, etc.

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 8:07 pm
  • By the way, I’m late on this conversation but I have MLB.tv Premium. It was great all summer for me, but then suddenly in the last 2 months it has lagged like crazy for me.

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:08 pm
  • Thanks, stuckworking. I randomly noticed that it was doing this too and it pissed me off.

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:12 pm
  • Lester has settled down; Crisp leads off the 4th with a single.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • GOD BLESS COCO! Lead-off single.

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:16 pm
  • (Yankees and KC underway.)

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:17 pm
  • JLug grounds out, with Coco advancing to 2nd.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:18 pm
  • Jacoby almost beat Millar to the bag, that boy is damn fast.

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:18 pm
  • Jacoby now 0-for-3 on the night as he grounds out, first-pitch-swinging.
    Crisp on 3rd with two outs.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • balk…balk….balk

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:19 pm
  • Cabrera balks Crisp home!
    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Are balks up this year? I feel like I’ve seen more of them throughout the league this year.

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 8:20 pm
  • Cabrera throws at Dustin’s head and is warned.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • 94 mph at his head. WTF?

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:21 pm
  • Hernandez jawing with Francona, Cabrera being held back… Millar actually trying to mediate, which is kind of funny.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • balk…balk….balk

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:22 pm
  • Bullpen empties, but no punches thrown that I can tell…
    The Orc talking to Cabrera. Rub his head, Julian!

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • Wow, glad we did not have someone throw a punch. Do not need anyone getting a stupid suspension.

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:23 pm
  • The Brooklyn Cyclones actually won their division last night on a walk-off balk.
    Not that I’m, you know, comparing the Orioles to a single A tea – well, maybe I am.

    Bullfrog September 7, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • I’d sure love to see Pedroia smack one now.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:24 pm
  • It’s 3-0 Sox, btw, no one on, two outs.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:25 pm
  • MASN showed the super slo-mo of Tito mouthing “what the F&&& was that?”

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • the orc really does crack me up… out there talking about who knows what

    z118 September 7, 2007, 8:26 pm
  • Play still has not resumed.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:27 pm
  • Looks like Cabrera’s being booted.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:28 pm
  • No one is warm for Baltimore. This could be a while.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • This is bizzah.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 8:33 pm
  • Oh shit someone got ejected? NICE!

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Cabrera must be seriously immature and hotheaded. The only explanation would be if Pedroia was laughing at him or something for the balk, but even so, that was totally out of bounds.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • Pedroia flies out, anticlimactically.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:35 pm
  • That was definately crazy. Of course the warnings were issued so there is no retaliation.

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Tejada leads off with a single. Wonder how cold Lester is after that weird, long inning.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:38 pm
  • Who was the Baltimore catcher screaming at? Yelling ‘vacuum- vacuum’ over and over again at the Red Sox bench.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • Yankees go up 1-0 on ARod’s #49.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:39 pm
  • ARod already cracked a homer tonight.

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Uh oh, looks like Lestah got a little stiff while waiting for his turn to pitch. Millar walks.

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Now Lester walks Millar. Ick.
    (Vaccuum, vaccuum?)

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Lester starting to cause himself problems.

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:40 pm
  • Not sure why Hernandez would be yelling Vaccuum. What is the meaning of that?

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:41 pm
  • Lester induces a grounder, but no DP, putting Miggy on 3rd and Huff on 1st with one out.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:42 pm
  • Probably yelling something in Spanish. Crazy Mexicans!

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • I’m no lip-reader, but “vaccuum” and “f-ck you” would look about the same on camera…
    Hernandez lines out, two gone.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:43 pm
  • (it’s a grade school thing)
    Say ‘vacuum to someone without sound and it looks like you’re saying ‘f*ck you’.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 8:44 pm
  • Lester escapes his second jam of the night with a grounder, 6-4.
    63 pitches after four for J.L.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Lester gets himself out of trouble. 4 scoreless innings so far.

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 8:45 pm
  • Brooklyn: Now we get it.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:46 pm
  • We thought we were so clever in the 5th grade.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Ortiz pops out.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Ok…understand now. I don;t rememeber that from grade school.

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • Lowell grounds out, first pitch swinging.
    Burres is going to be able to finish this game for the O’s at this rate. 3 outs on 4 pitches so far, including the last out of the last inning…

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • 2 quick outs.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 8:48 pm
  • Youks shows some more patience, but grounds out on the 6th pitch.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:50 pm
  • Youks shows some more patience, but grounds out on the 6th pitch.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • KC makes it 2-1, and is still batting with runners on and no outs in the bottom of the 2nd.
    (Ian Kennedy is one weird-lookin’ dude, at least based on his Gameday pic.)

    Anonymous September 7, 2007, 8:52 pm
  • Kennedy’s got the high sock stirrups on tonight, haven’t seen those for a while.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 8:54 pm
  • What is up with Ellsbury and this one sleeve thing?

    Rob September 7, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • KC ties it up, 2-2, one out and two on.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Maybe he has a tattoo and is covering it a la Josh Hamilton.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 8:56 pm
  • Another scoreless inning for Lester. Nice.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 8:57 pm
  • Can’t tell if Lester is pitching really well or if the Orioles are just this bad. It’s probably a bit of both.

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 8:59 pm
  • Sox strand one (CCri BB) in the top of the 6th.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:09 pm
  • Arod keep messing with his shoulder like it’s irritating him.
    Ellsbury outright steals that bag.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 9:23 pm
  • To paraphrase Andy Rooney: seems like every Orioles pitcher is named Cabrera.
    Note: try googling “Rodriguez” and “Rooney” for details

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • Ellsbury speeds home from 2nd on a Youks single, 4-0 Sox.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:31 pm
  • And here’s JD, with two on, two out…

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:32 pm
  • …an a walk is about all that JD’s good for.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Drew draws another walk. Loaded up for Tek.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:33 pm
  • Visits to the mound in the middle of an at-bat: not generally cool.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:34 pm
  • Drew is becoming more worthless it seems.

    Rob September 7, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Yanks and Royals still tied at 2 in the 4th.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:35 pm
  • Boy, you guys are a tough crowd. I was just happy Drew didn’t make an out. Tek gets my ridicule for this half-inning.

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Poor Joey Gathright, from the Devil Rays to the Royals. yee-haw.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • Tek at-bat:
    – Ball
    – Strike
    – Ball
    – Ball
    – Strike (low!)
    – Strike (GRRR!)
    Second time Tek has K’d with the bases loaded, second time he got some lame calls.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:37 pm
  • I’m with stuck, at least Drew didn’t end the inning.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • We’re not a tough crowd, JD Drew has given us nothing to look forward to.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 9:38 pm
  • Well, he had a few shaky moments, there, but the bottom line is that Lester has thrown 7 innings of shutout ball.
    98 pitches, 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 Ks.
    Very nice. (I assume he’s done for the evening.)

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:44 pm
  • Top of the 8th:
    – CCri flyout.
    – JLug flyout.
    – Pitching change.
    – JEll flyout.
    (Seems like maybe both sides want to go home. The adrenaline rush of the pen/bench clearing may have left everyone feeling a little wiped…)

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 9:53 pm
  • Clean inning for Javier Lopez, including a stellar catch by Jacoby Ellsbury.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 10:01 pm
  • I agree Hudson, everyone wants to go home and watch Tivo.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 10:05 pm
  • Sox down 1-2-3 (with an 11-pitch K that ticked Lowell off) in the top of the 9th.
    3 outs to go.
    MDC on the mound.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 10:10 pm
  • Sorry I’ve been gone, I’m working on a PC mod (Heineken Keg = mp3 server!). Glad to see Lestah had a great outing. What did Ellsbury’s catch look like?

    Atheose September 7, 2007, 10:11 pm
  • Wow!
    Nice catch JD!

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 10:12 pm
  • Nice running catch by JD.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 10:13 pm
  • Millar out 6-3.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 10:14 pm
  • In KC, Meche gets out of a bases-loaded jam with a long K of Cano, still 2-2, going to the bottom of the 6th.
    (Meche likely to come out, well over 100 pitches.)

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • Wow – quite an at-bat in the Yanks game there: Meche vs. Cano with the bases loaded. Cano strikes out looking on a dozen or so pitches.
    What, the Sox aren’t still playing, are they?

    stuck working September 7, 2007, 10:15 pm
  • MDC goes to 3-2 against Huff… … … … … … … … … … … … foul ball … … … … … … … … … foul … … … … … … … … … … and he walks him.
    The game continues.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 10:17 pm
  • Nice tidy game with some fireworks thrown in early. Looks like both teams are glad its over and done with.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF September 7, 2007, 10:18 pm
  • Ramon “Vaccuum” Hernandez at the plate… … … … … … Strike … … … … … … … … … … Ground-out, 6-3!
    Game over, 6.5-game lead protected, Sox magic number down to 15.
    Say what you like about Lester, but he *is* 4-0 now.

    Hudson September 7, 2007, 10:19 pm

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