June 26, 2007

G76: Mariners 8, Red Sox 7

Red Sox  - 101 022 010 - 7 14 1
Mariners - 310 022 00x - 8 12 1
And so to bed.

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Kason Gabbard (3.60 (5 IP), 124 ERA+) / Felix Hernandez (4.00, 105 ERA+)

In Pawtucket, Gabbard was 7-2, 3.14 in 14 starts.

MLB.com:
Gabbard was called up for a start on May 20 against the Braves and he earned the win, giving up six hits and two runs over five innings. Safeco Field was where Gabbard made his Major League debut on July 22, 2006. In that one, Gabbard took the loss, but pitched well, giving up two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings.

Hernandez got back on the right track in his last outing, shutting out the Pirates in eight innings of work while striking out nine. The last time he faced the Red Sox he recorded the ninth one-hitter in Mariners history on April 11 at Boston.

121 comments:

Andy said...

oooh oooh is lugo starting? please tell me he is.

Andy said...

Drew and Lowell better both play today they have a good history with this guy.

redsock said...

The MLB preview thought Cora would start.

Andy said...

Before bed last night I got down on my knees and prayed as hard as I could that Lord Francona would slap Loogey on his cheek and tell him to get out of the clubhouse because he is a disgrace.

When I woke up this morning I felt bad for wishing such mean things for our friend Wholio. I would like to change my prayer to just ask that he spends a couple weeks in Pawtucket to get a little fear in him.

I have watched about his last 20 AB's and I found one thing tht baffled me: he doesnt swing the bat. And then I looked at the hit chart and saw that all of his fly outs are to the right side. My conclusion was that he is hesitating too much. I figure we scare him a bit to snap him out of this slump and maybe he will start pulling fastballs for hits, which incidently is where most of his hits go. No hitting coach can swing a bat for the guy but maybe a shock collar? SWING THE DAMN BAT ASSHOLE!!! I now feel better.

phrenile said...

I'd rather he make an out after taking five other pitches than make an out after taking only one. And I'm not sure any of the Sox hitting coaches knows how to encourage swinging (with some good reason).

CaKeY said...

Indeed. I've noticed the exact opposite with Coco lately. He seems to be so much more agressive lately. Swinging with purpose and conviction. Like he hates the ball... hates the ball and everything it stands for!

9casey said...

Andy said...
Drew and Lowell better both play today they have a good history with this guy.

I think they both will play, but I think they are a combined 3 -13 against Felix with Lowell having 1 HR.

redsock said...

No Manny or Lugo.

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Eric Hinske, LF
9. Alex Cora, SS

1. Ichiro Suzuki, CF
2. Jose Lopez, 2B
3. Jose Vidro, DH
4. Richie Sexson, 1B
5. Kenji Johjima, C
6. Jose Guillen, RF
7. Adrian Beltre, 3B
8. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
9. Willie Bloomquist, LF

redsock said...

NYY: 000 002
BAL: 001 100

s1c said...

9casey said...

I think they both will play, but I think they are a combined 3 -13 against Felix with Lowell having 1 HR.

Actually they are 3 for 12 with the 1 hr and three k's.

As for Manny and Lugo sitting they are 2 for 13 with 4 k's combined.

Hinske and Cora are also terrible against Felix so not much upgrade from a history stand point. So, I figure Manny is just getting a night off against a tough pitcher while Cora is starting the platoon with Lugo.

Meliss said...

Anyone see this from Eric Wilbur?

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/
wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2007/06/26/
station_this_wagon/index.html

I agree with a lot, although not everything.

(Looked like the link didn't post correctly so had to re post, sorry).

phrenile said...

NYY: 000 002 000
BAL: 001 100 00

phrenile said...

With a tied game on the line, there's no pitcher I'd rather the MFYs have in than Proctor.

Andy said...

problems with MLBTV?

redsock said...

there goes the no-hitter.

phrenile said...

There goes the shutout.

phrenile said...

Bases loaded for Baltimore with one out.

redsock said...

O's have bases loaded, one out, against the Assman in the 9th.

phrenile said...

Sigh. Someone should tell Lowell it isn't the allstar break yet.

phrenile said...

NYY: 000 002 000
BAL: 001 100 001

CaKeY said...

Yankees lose Theeeeeee yankees lose!

phrenile said...

With a tied game on the line, there's no pitcher I'd rather the MFYs have in than Proctor.

^^

redsock said...

proctor bases loaded walk.

where was fruitbat?

redsock said...

MFY: 36-38, now 11.5 GB

They still yakkin' about 78 Redux??

phrenile said...

Flipping steaks in New Rochelle.

Have more than two of Proctor's losses come on bases loaded walks?

Stefan said...

Wasn't a save situation, I guess? Proctor: walk, single, pop bunt, walk, walk. He clearly didn't have it. There was an injury delay on Gameday - was he hurt?

phrenile said...

Gabbard isn't filling me with confidence thus far.

Andy said...

the best part of tonights game is technical difficulties please close all browsers and try again soon.

Andy said...

oh thats nice

phrenile said...

TOR: 000 000 010
MIN: 000 000 100

phrenile said...

:(

redsock said...

notice how tek gets praise for his work with pitchers when they do well, but he doesn't get shit when he can't get gabbard to throw a fucking strike.

we got our own captain intangibles.

phrenile said...

Where's Lester?

Pokerwolf said...

They still yakkin' about 78 Redux??

No, they're yakking about "26 wins" and "86 years to win a World Series is pathetic" because they aren't used to being the underdog. It's highly amusing.

Andy said...

this guys career just sputtered

phrenile said...

Oh thank goodness.

redsock said...

thankfully - just pour it in and let them hit it. we got fielders.

43 pitches. 3-1 ain't bad. let him start the 2nd.

phrenile said...

Maybe, but where are our hitters?

Andy said...

Time to give Timlin an appearance towards his 1000. This game is over.

phrenile said...

TOR: 000 000 010 0
MIN: 000 000 100 0

phrenile said...

I was just about to disagree with you.

Andy said...

oh he has a future.

hopefully he can pitch them to hit for the cycle.

tim said...

Fuck sakes. Just tuned into the game summary thus far before tuning into MLBTV - no offense or anything, but I don't really want to look at that many balls tonight.

Andy said...

oh I know what happened. He forgot to warm up.

phrenile said...

That inning ended less worse than it could have.

redsock said...

but I don't really want to look at that many balls tonight.

my advice? stay away from the personal ads.

phrenile said...

Coco's getting to the point where I don't even mind having him lead off.

tim said...

Just because ol' Felix H. over there on craigslist (no no wait, thats too obvious...F. Hernandez...there that's better) popped a couple cialis' thats no need to hate on the messenger.

don't hate tha playa, hate tha game!

(sorry, my buddy burned me a random CD for my birthday and it featured all sorts of various rap/hip-hop including a couple songs about how Boston is awesome and now its got me in a hippity hoppity sort of mood)

phrenile said...

Sack up, Mikey.

phrenile said...

Or not.

phrenile said...

TOR: 000 000 010 000
MIN: 000 000 100 00

phrenile said...

If Seattle can stay impatient at the plate, we may pull through this.

redsock said...

i'm amazed it's only 4-2.

3 innings in 1:09. has the makings of a long night.

phrenile said...

Bases loaded with two outs in Minnesota.

redsock said...

arg, fucking dp.

come on coco, get tek in.

phrenile said...

TOR: 000 000 010 000
MIN: 000 000 100 001

redsock said...

felix with the big twirl and fist pump after the coco K. ... settle down.

phrenile said...

Twirl or pirouette?

redsock said...

mdc up for the 3rd time.

so jays, rays and yanks all lose.

Andy said...

i was just about to name my kid kason

phrenile said...

Manny has a better ring to it, anyway.

redsock said...

MDC - Bad Ass.

We will win this game.

Andy said...

my daughter's name is now MDC

Pokerwolf said...

Dear White Flag,

THAT is how a relief pitcher pitches!

MDC! Woo!

Pokerwolf said...

PAPI!

redsock said...

MIKE!!!!!!!!!

triple -- well played out there.

tied 4-4

phrenile said...

Mikey!

redsock said...

where's your fucking fist pump now, felix?

Pokerwolf said...

Holy Mike Lowell, Batman! A 2-run triple!

Andy said...

doubles goes for 3

Pokerwolf said...

Aw, Tek!

Andy said...

wow a tie game even when we start a little leaguer

Andy said...

when they showed the clip of timlin and the broken bat i freaked out I thought Tito put him in.

phrenile said...

From the SoSH thread: "I'm an enormously superstitious pussy who is absolutely convinced that if the team gets in a jam, their odds of getting out of it increase if I stop watching. God knows how many terrible TV shows I've sat through to try to avoid going back to the game until I think they might have gotten out of it."

I wonder what it's like to be persecuted by such demons.

redsock said...

one day we will have a CF that can throw. ... one day.

Pokerwolf said...

I guess MDC wants to give Papi a chance for a walk-off HR. Sheesh.

Pokerwolf said...

Thank you, Capt. Intangibles!

phrenile said...

Check it out: Tek actually threw someone out stealing.

redsock said...

Hinske HR! Damn. I like that.

Andy said...

I went outside and they came up a run to 4-2. How can they do good if we watch?

And i guess "Hey Blow" means something to the locals but to see a girl holding that sign twice now makes me sick inside.

Andy said...

Oh shit the Jay hits one

Pokerwolf said...

Hinske 1, Fist Twirl 0

Pokerwolf said...

Dear MFYs,

This is our bench. They win us games.

xoxo,

The Sox

redsock said...

It's time to abdicate the throne, Felix.

Andy said...

Lugo gets the credit for that Cora double. If he didnt suck so bad we wouldnt have seen that hit.

phrenile said...

This bunting shit has to stop.

redsock said...

bunting shit

i know. man on second and no outs, no real threat of a dp. both teams scoring left and right, only the 6th. why throw away outs?

"but it was productive!"

... fuck you it was.

redsock said...

TIZZLE!!!!!!!

phrenile said...

At least we're tied again. No win for Felix.

phrenile said...

If the first pitch doesn't hit him, try again, O'Fie.

phrenile said...

Shit. This must be what it's like to be a MFY fan.

redsock said...

this is why, after a long HR and a hard double, you don't fucking BUNT and give the other team free outs.

redsock said...

Shit. This must be what it's like to be a MFY fan.

:>)

redsock said...

Morrow: In 26.2 IP, he's allowed 22 hits, 27 walks and 26 strikeouts. !!!

Our Telfon captain whiffs on 3 pitches. Man can he look like poop at the plate.

phrenile said...

Can Hinske play SS?

redsock said...

timlin up as lopez starts the 7th.

lovely.

phrenile said...

Does Piniero have meningitis or something?

redsock said...

maybe he has a cold sore and tito thinks he's soft.

phrenile said...

*Pineiro

redsock said...

god i hate gump with an intensity that is sometimes quite scary.

redsock said...

here comes timlin to take a game that is well within reach and turn it into a rout for the other team.

redsock said...

timlin gets out of the jam -- thereby earning more higher-leverage innings in which to blow games.

phrenile said...

Good start. C'mon Papi.

redsock said...

JJ Pootz? No. Putz.

redsock said...

Lugo's gotta run here, right?

Sir Jahmez said...

Battle of the initials - J.J. vs. J.D.!

Sir Jahmez said...

Wow - Lugo did something worthwhile. Now it's up to JD...

redsock said...

so lugo goes in as a pinch runner and waits until the 13th pitch to steal second?

looks like jeemer coming in.

Sir Jahmez said...

JJ wins. Dang it.

phrenile said...

Maybe Drew could try hitting to the opposite field for once.

redsock said...

lowell
tek
hinske

due in the 9th, with manny on the bench.

phrenile said...

If Tito has a pair and Lowell gets on, pinch hit Manny for Tek.

tim said...

doubt we'll see manny tonite, just cause tito doesn't have a set.

redsock said...

If Tito has a pair and Lowell gets on, pinch hit Manny for Tek.

Do it even if Lowell makes an out.

He's way more likely to to PH for Hinske, though.

redsock said...

Lowell gets seriously fucked on that call.

redsock said...

fuckin' tek half-swinging at shit around his eyes. christ.

...

let's go manny!

phrenile said...

:(

tim said...

boo-erns...i stayed up for this :-(

tomorrow's better kick some ass!

redsock said...

damn it all.

not a big loss, since the jays, rays and chokers also lost.

Andy said...

fuck it all to hell.

L-girl said...

And so to bed.

Peeps!