February 29, 2008

ST1: Red Sox 8, Twins 3

Daisuke Matsuzaka vs Boof Bonser (who has dropped about 30 pounds from last year) , 7 PM

Hideki Okajima, Mike Timlin and Julian Tavarez will also pitch. Twins relievers will include Joe Nathan, Brian Bass, Kevin Slowey, Phil Humber and Zach Day.

Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, Julio Lugo, Mike Lowell, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Coco Crisp and Bobby Kielty will be in the lineup. And a catcher, I guess. (Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew are not making the trip.)

The game will be on MLB.TV*. If work is slow tonight, I'll watch and comment.

*: I bought the basic package this time. I didn't notice much of a difference in picture quality last season -- so why give MLB an extra $30?

48 comments:

Jere said...

It's on NESN tonight, too. You all missed a great game-thread last night. It was just me! And Patrick's still saying something about 84. I'm confused. What's this 84?

L-girl said...

Yeah, what is that 84?

You all missed a great game-thread last night. It was just me!

So you're saying it was only witty and scintillating conversation?

No games (or game threads) for me until Opening Day. I still have a month of Movie Season left.

redsock said...

He said 84 wins -- but that didn't clear anything up at all.

redsock said...

You all missed a great game-thread last night. It was just me!

I okayed your first couple of comments, then went to watch a movie. I was thinking I'd come back and there would be 150 comments waiting to go through ...

redsock said...

So I asked a serious question at the end of the Papi For President post, but most people had probably moved on. Anyone wanna opine?

Jere said...

Gammons on the Dodgers-Braves game right now. He and the three announcers pick your '08 champs: Gammons: Mets (over Tigers). Other 3: Tigers, Tigers, Tigers.

Each was given a six-team list of "teams to watch" in the AL. I like how Gammo left the Yanks off entirely.... but all three put Sox atop list, despite that they all think the Tigers will win the AL. Though Peter picks Cleveland to win the central.

Ooh, and as they come back from commercial, Gammons, not knowing he was on the air yet, says, and I quote, "I did my steroids this morning." Ha.

About the serious question: Also, why is it "normal" to wear ash on your forehead, get dunked in water when you're born, etc., but if you're bowing toward Mecca or wearing a veil, you're "doin' terrorist shit"?

redsock said...

BTW: If anyone wants to comment, it should go in other thread.

L-girl said...

Also, why is it "normal" to wear ash on your forehead, get dunked in water when you're born, etc., but if you're bowing toward Mecca or wearing a veil, you're "doin' terrorist shit"?

If it makes you feel any better, the religious right hates Catholics and Jews as much as they hate Muslims. Maybe more.

redsock said...

WE HAVE OATMEAL!

Lugo, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Lowell, 3B
Youkilis, 1B
Varitek, C
Crisp, CF
Kielty, RF

Looks like Tek is in there after all. Edes says Jemmer will follow Dice.

redsock said...

MFY played a college team today and allowed 4 runs. Losers (though they did win the game)!

redsock said...

Looks like my MLBTV is working! No scorecard though.

Who else is watching?

redsock said...

NESN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Lugo takes a strike (looks up and away) and grounds hard right at short.

Pedroia grounds to second on the first pitch, 2B crossing over bag towards SS. One hop throw to first in time.

Tiz jammed and drops a single into short RCF.

redsock said...

Lugo (s) 6-3.
Pedroia 4-3.
Ortiz (??) singled to RCF.
Manny (ssf) F8.

redsock said...

Twins 1st vs Dice:

Span (b) lined to LF (opposite field).
Kubel P8 (very shallow LCF).
Cuddyer (c) 1-4-3 DP.

0-0 after 1.

redsock said...

Don and Jerry pushing a new season of Sox Appeal ALREADY!

redsock said...

Sox 2nd vs Boof

(NESN puts live action in a box so they can continue showing the same Sox Appeal clips we saw 100 times last year. FU NESN!)

Lowell (b) F7 (towards LCF).
Youkilis (bf) P3.
Varitek (sfbbbf) K (SASAHE #1 for 2008 :<( )

Slowey warming to replace Boof in the 3rd.

redsock said...

Twins 2nd vs Dice

[Clip of Remy being sworn in by RSN Prez by Supreme Court Justice Breyer - yeesh - and I'm already muting Remy.]

Morneau (b) F8 (RCF)
Young (b) singled to CF.
Redmond (cb) GIDP 6-4-3.

0-0 after 2.

nixon33 said...

HEY EVERYBODY!

redsock said...

YO N33!

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Sox 3rd vs Slowey:

Crisp (cfff) singled to LF (lined over SS).
Kielty (sbtbf) F8 in LCF.
Lugo (1-2 count) F8.
Pedroia (bbffb) P5 (on mound).

redsock said...

Jeemer relieves Dice in the 3rd.

redsock said...

Twins 3rd vs Okajima:

Buscher (bsbfb) K swinging.
Punto (bfcffbff) F7 (to track near corner).
Everett (bsb) F8 (short RCF).

0-0 after 3.

redsock said...

Timlin up.

redsock said...

Red Sox vs Slowey:

Flo (bfbfb) K swinging (foul tip/fb up and away).
Mummy (scff) K swinging.
Dr. (1-1, cb) singled LCF, 8 in.
Yook (bcsbfbff) dongs to LF, 2-0 Sox. (Bold ball for Yook was probably called strike 3.)

redsock said...

Varitek (bbfb) dongs to LF, 3-0 Sox.

:>)

Colin said...

Just catching up with the game and the awesomeness of the ol' back to back HRs from Youk and the Capt., but I just saw that the MFY played USF and actually had runs scored against them. Now that's pathetic.

Laura once again sorry about my outburst but I've had a rather shitty week and my gf at RIT and NY treating her wrong makes me despise it even more.

redsock said...

Ococ (sbbcb) walks.
Carrot Top (b - Ococ SB - sbbfff) walks.

[Nice -- after the ump blows an inning-ending K, the Sox get HR, HR, BB, SB, BB -- and now Nathan coming in.]

Sox - 000 3
Twins - 000

redsock said...

Brian Bass in (not Nathan)

redsock said...

Lugo (bb) PF3.

Sox - 000 3
Twins - 000

redsock said...

Sox changes:

Timlin P
Thurston LF
Velazquez 3B
Lowrie SS

redsock said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, sandwich pick.

redsock said...

Twins 4th:

Span (bbbcc) 4-3.
Kubel (b) 4-3.
Cuddyer (cf) K swinging.

redsock said...

Red Sox 5th vs Bass:

FY (bbfb) walks.
Ortiz (bfb) 4-3, FY to 2B
-- Sexy Lips up in pen --
Joe Thurston (cf) singles to semi-shallow CF, FY very dead at home, 8-2. Pfft.

redsock said...

Did we rehire EZ Pass to coach 3B?

redsock said...

Velazquez (b) singles to right, throw cut off, Thurston scores. 4-0 Sox.

redsock said...

Yook (bbb) FC, Velazquez out at 2B, 5-4.

redsock said...

Sexy Lips Time!!!

redsock said...

Sox in field:

Ginter 3B
Moss 1B
Kottaras C (Canadian!!)

redsock said...

Twins 5th:

Morneau (2-1, f) singles to LF, opposite field. Pinch runner in.
Young (??) GIDP, with Lips directing the infielders.
Redmond (1-1) 4-3.

redsock said...

Dear Blogger: Why am I suddenly getting copies of my own posts as emails? WTF?

redsock said...

I gotta do some work and get some food, but I think my man Kottaras is batting soon.

Joe Nathan in to pitch and a bunch of other subs for Twins.

#72 LH batting Kottaras (fbbf) line drive double to right field, towards corner.

YEAH!

Ococ up --

redsock said...

Red Sox 5-1 after 7.

redsock said...

Kottaras hit a 3-run dong with 2 outs in the top of the 9th -- just saw the box score update! 8-1 Sox!

Better watch your back, Mirabelli.

Viva Canada!

redsock said...

Nice night for Kottaras: double, walk, 3-run dong, 2 runs scored.

redsock said...

Final: Boston 8-3.

Box

phrenile said...

Meanwhile Santana gave up three runs on four hits over two innings. Small sample size, but not a great start.

nick said...

sweet! first game thread... wish I could've watched the game, but I didn't get home in time. I enjoyed reading this, for sure. Thanks, RS and all.

FWIW, I got a new laptop. End of the season last year I was laptopless or at work for most of the post-season. I hereby resolve to not work and sit around with a computer for the next 10 months.

L-girl said...

I hereby resolve to not work and sit around with a computer for the next 10 months.

Excellent choice. I will join you.

(Although I am staying out of game threads until Opening Day.)