August 26, 2006

G128: Mariners 6, Red Sox 0

A weak effort from a weak lineup. Five hits, three walks, and no Red Sox runner past second base. It's the 4th time the team has been shut out this season.

Schilling did alright until a sixth inning meltdown -- four hits and two errors (on one play) -- bumped the score from 2-0 to 5-0. I missed the errors (Alex Cora and Schilling) and left work mid-inning. Arrived home in time to see Eric Hinske batting for Wily Mo Pena, who had been pulled and was flexing his left wrist (the one operated on earlier this season) in the dugout.

"Bright" spot: Gabe Kapler doubled in the ninth. He now has three hits in his last 38 at-bats. Probably earned himself a few more starts this week. Yay!

The Yankees and Angels are 5-5 after seven innings (Slappy is 0-for-4 with 4 strikeouts).

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Curt Schilling (3.84) / Jake Woods (3.88), 10 PM

After taking two of three from the Angels, the Red Sox head to Psycho Field. Lineup:
Crisp, CF
Loretta, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Pena, LF
Lowell, 3B
Kapler, RF
Mirabelli, C
Pedroia, 2B
Cora, SS
I saw this horseshit lineup at SoSH and I half-figured it was a joke. No Yook, no Manny, Loretta at 1B, and Kapler still on the team. But there it is, posted at the Globe. ... Now watch us score 17 runs.

The Yankees are in Anaheim.

20 comments:

Anne said...

Loretta at 1B? Isn't that the whole damned reason we picked up Hinske?

redsock said...

Hinske hits lefties worse than I do. So when Woods is gone, maybe we'll see him.

Why does Youkilis get another day off this week (he sat Monday)? If Manny is really day-to-day, wait until he can DH, then rest Yook.

Enough with this marathon bullshit, Tito. It is now a sprint.

L-girl said...

OK, I'm ready. 17 runs, please!

grunherz said...

Wow. That looks like an average NL team's lineup.


The pilot has just turned on the 'fasten seat-belt' sign.

SoxPower said...

ridiculous

Woti-woti said...

According to Cafardo, Yooks has a stomach virus he got from DeMarlo Hale, "who caught a bug last night." So who let the bugs out? Dig a little deeper, eh? Lazy bugger.
On a lighter note, er, wait, it's the lineup.

suzy lux said...

got any alka-seltzer? ;/

9casey said...

They had to ask Manny DH ....right So Ortiz could play first? I assume he declined....If he can't DH you might as well dl him

redsock said...

If Manny will miss only another game or two, putting him on the shelf for 15 days is no good.

...

Damn these LOB!!!

redsock said...

0 runs and 3 hits thru 6 innings. And no runner past second base.

Weak.

suzy lux said...

seeing some of the worst defense by the red sox all year tonight.
absolute disaster of a 6th inning, thx to cora thinking he can try that little glove flip move to second to start a double play (dude, you fucked it up the first time you tried it. just effing get up and throw to first to at least get one out), then schilling throwing it away to third, allowing the runner to score (all the way from first).
not to mention the ridiculous coco diving bid earlier in the game that allowed a run in on a ball that he *clearllly* should have let drop in front of him that would have held the runners to first and second with one out, but instead the little show-off takes a leap to try and catch it, a total mis-judgement.

sigh. 6th inning is still not over. 3 runs are in for seattle. can we come back? all signs sort of pointing to no at the moment. i'm so not feeling it ;/

Jack Marshall said...

No, the line-up performed just as bad as it looks. But Tito wants everybody rested, you know.
I can't believe the drivel from Hendu and the other idiot. "Players leaving Boston are usually unhappy with the team," like..."TED WILLIAMS?" Who retired after 22 years with the team? Who signed a lifetime contract, was in spring training every year and refused big money to go to NY as either a pinch-hitter or a hitting coach? Williams LOVED the team, and loved Boston. He just hated the sports media.

Who doesn't?

Henderson, for those of you who don't recall, started 1987 in CF and got mired in a horrible slump as the team was struggling. They dumped him to play a rookie named Ellis Burks. Then Hendu went to Oakland and played the best baseball of his life. He thought he was treated "unfairly," well, he looked pretty damned terrible in '87, all season in fact. Burks certainly proved to be the better player over his career.
If I have to watch a mickey mouse line-up lose in Seattle to a crummy pitcher, I don't need to listen to sour grapes too.

Sean O said...

Nice catch last night, Coco. Great effort to just miss that ball by 5' instead of 8'.

Oh well, hopefully we're healthier tonight, and we try to win it. Losing any Schilling start at this point is pretty terrible.

L-girl said...

I had NESN last night. Don & Jerry were laughing so hard about bobbleheads, smoked salmon and Trupiano, they couldn't speak.

Then I fell asleep.

Then I woke up, and it was all a dream. No 17 runs, no game picked up in the standings, and a waste of decent start. Pfft.

Woti-woti said...

L-girl, at least you know you slept. There were times when I thought that I'd somehow missed a few years and that was an expansion team on the field. A few good guys surrounded by stiffs. But really, I don't know whether to bitch or feel sorry for these guys. One thing after another. Hate to say it, but embers of the final weeks of '01 keep glowing.

L-girl said...

Hate to say it, but embers of the final weeks of '01 keep glowing.

Uh-oh, remind me what that means again? I was still a [expletive deleted] fan then, soon to be stunned, first by 9/11, then by Schilling and Johnson.

suzy lux said...

god i know. they bloody go on and on about those bobbleheads.

i kinda chuckled at the salmon stuff.

tho any man who doesn't like fish...;)

redsock said...

2001 -- An amazingly shitty August -- though they did win their final 5 games of the year!

redsock said...

Yeah, Coco looked like absolute crap out there. And Kapler was little better in right, especially on the hit down the line that banged off the jut in the stands.

You know what annoys me about Kapler? (Besides everything ...) When he's camped under a fly ball, he often does a little stutter step thing with both feet so it looks like maybe he can't find the ball and it's going to fall in. Scares me every time.

L-girl said...

I hear ya, Suzy. :)

Hey, I'd much rather listen to them giggle over bobbleheads than Remy hawking his stupid t-shirts.