April 25, 2008

G25: Rays 5, Red Sox 4 (11)


Red Sox - 030 001 000 00 - 4 10 1
Rays - 101 200 000 01 - 5 11 0
Something must have been wrong with Papelbon tonight (migraine?), because with the game on the line, Francona chose to go with Corey, Lopez and Timlin. Assuming everything was normal in the pen, that was a shockingly un-Tito thing to do. Naturally, things did not work out for the best.

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Tim Wakefield (3.96, 115 ERA+) / Matt Garza (9.00, 48 ERA+)

Garza pitched eight innings over two starts (12 hits and five walks), then went on the DL with radial nerve irritation. He returns to Tampa's rotation tonight.

Wakefield has 2.41 ERA at Tropicana Field over 101 career innings (14 starts and six relief appearances). Kevin Cash will (likely) make his sixth straight start.

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Bobby Kielty had surgery on his left hand and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

498 comments:

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redsock said...

i clicked over to get a linescore, must have seen it as it was changing batters.

redsock said...

201 -- ME!!!

ish said...

Lugo with the wheels, allows the run to score!

Jere said...

I'll do this again for the 201-400 people:

"Report a bug."

Patrick said...

It's not a redemption dong, but Ill take it.

ish said...

££££££££

phrenile said...

Cash isn't looking so shitty tonight.

Patrick said...

Cash money!

Patrick said...

Doug who?

redsock said...

It's not a redemption dong

Bob Marley?

phrenile said...

Mirabelli hasn't put up a .753 OPS since 2003.

Patrick said...

I think Cash will give us a lot of chances to loathe him in the box.

Sarah Gates said...

Come on Rays, quit doing that!

ish said...

I think Cash will give us a lot of chances to loathe him in the box.

He already has, but he does have glimpses of good.

Patrick said...

Why do you outfielders have to be so fast?

Jere said...

You know how close we were to a Thurston-Howell matchup?

redsock said...

You know how close we were to a Thurston-Howell matchup?

And if it happened in the 3rd!

ish said...

AArdsma warming.

Sarah Gates said...

I wish I could effectively mute and still game thread...

Jere said...

The Baseball Diaries:

J Carroll singles in Little Grady, and the grinning savages are again up 2. (Traber has replaced the un-naturally quick recoverer.)

Patrick said...

Listening to the Tampa Bay radio station: They have a silly promotion where if you bring a radio to the park, listen to the station, and wave with your radio in the air when they ask, they will give you....a ball.

ish said...

Alligator Aki scores a goal.

Jere said...

"And if it happened in the 3rd!"

Nice touch.

ish said...

Listening to the Tampa Bay radio station: They have a silly promotion where if you bring a radio to the park, listen to the station, and wave with your radio in the air when they ask, they will give you....a ball.

That's so they can see the six people who listen each night.

Jere said...

"That's so they can see the six people who listen each night."

Yeah, that's how they calculate the ratings.

"We did a five tonight!"

"Five share?"

"No, five dudes waving their radios in the air."

Patrick said...

Between the steals and knuckle balls, Wake is tormenting poor Cash.

redsock said...

wake makes it thru 6 (113 pit)

ish said...

wake makes it thru 6 (113 pit)

A far cry from last outing.

Patrick said...

Youk is due.

Jere said...

If Youk doesn't get a hit here I'll buy everyone here a new Corvette.

Sarah Gates said...

That flag story annoyed me. Not quite enough to whip out the flag burning avatar, but close.

Jere said...

Ooh, he's sittin' on a Carbo Theory!

ish said...

If Youk doesn't get a hit here I'll buy everyone here a new Corvette.

Better call your loan officer.

redsock said...

this date in 1976 - rick monday grabs american flag before two fans can light it on fire in the wrigley outfield.

i'm pretty sure there is film of this, but cheap rays tv shows only a b&w photo.

Jere said...

(Corvette offer not valid in northern hemisphere)

ish said...

I'll have mine in black.

Sarah Gates said...

Where's my car at, jere?

Patrick said...

Thank god. My Vette was so out of date.

redsock said...

If Youk doesn't get a hit here I'll buy everyone here a new Corvette.

i think you still owe us a million bucks for something last year.

Jere said...

Monday vid here

phrenile said...

Rick Monday clip on youtube.

Jere said...

That vid complete with cheesy Patriotic music.

But a Vin Scully call!

redsock said...

(Corvette offer not valid in northern hemisphere)

you may still be fucked.

phrenile said...

So apparently it's on youtube a couple times.

Patrick said...

This game is putting me to sleep.

Jere said...

Indians 6 outs away.

ish said...

Raymond is doing horrible things to Wally.

Jere said...

Albalade-prostitute in for the Yanks.

Patrick said...

AAArdsma has been having trouble getting the third out...

Sarah Gates said...

Yay! Pizza's here!

Jere said...

horrible Globe ad. For so many reasons.

Patrick said...

All of your favorite bands are playing after games at the Trop this year. LL cool J, and MC Hammer for example...

Jere said...

Ladies, and Jere, love Cool J.

Sarah Gates said...

MC Hammer? Really? Wow! Cool!

Wait... What year is it?

redsock said...

man, fugly swings from yook and drew vs howell.

Jere said...

"Tina got a big ole butt. I know I told you I'd be true. But Tina got a big ole butt. So I'm leavin' you."

Patrick said...

Drew got problems with breaking balls

Jere said...

Please Patrick don't hurt 'em

Patrick said...

Tropicana voted best parking.

Jere said...

Tribe 4 outs from victory martinez

Patrick said...

I feel like Lugo should get on just to get by Cash for the next inning.

ish said...

Castig: "Just for Men. The haircolor Tim Wakefield uses."

Patrick said...

I bet the Yanks wish Borowski was still the closer.

ish said...

White Flag warming.

Jere said...

Will he pitch like Feldman or Haim tonight?

Jere said...

The rare line out DP!

Sarah Gates said...

Nice aim!

ish said...

££££££££!!!

Jere said...

payoff pitch to Cash--single! 3 hit night for Kevin.

Patrick said...

Dougwho?

Jere said...

they go to the ninth in Midgeburg, 6-4 Natives.

heng brothers said...

Mo Money Mo Problems starts the ninth inning rally, setting the table for the top of the order. I'm smelling runs here.

redsock said...

they fear cash's wheels!

Sarah Gates said...

Midgeburg - nice.

Patrick said...

FY got a chance to keep his hitting streak alive.

ish said...

Castig: "Sometimes you gotta wonder. The Yankees are 1,500 miles away from here." Yankees Suck chants at the Trop.

Jere said...

Not even the mention of the bunt possibility for Jacoby there, from Remy? I know you don't like to take the bat out of his hands. But that's the go ahead run there--and Jacoby knows how to bunt.

ish said...

goodness. Hit and run.

Jere said...

Remy notes a guy in an ARod jersey prompted that chant.

Patrick said...

Bunch of sox fans getting kicked out for fighting...

Jere said...

Arod--who happened to pop out to first to start the ninth as I typed that.

Jere said...

Timlin's career possibly over, as he leaves the field....

Jere said...

Everybody's safe!!!!

ish said...

Good baserunning by Cash, huh? He almost got gunned down at second, though.

Jere said...

hilarious baserunning by Cash

Sarah Gates said...

I hate the Yankees Suck chants. I'm not even crazy about them when the MFY are present, but it makes me nuts when they aren't.

Patrick said...

Do they score that a hit?

ish said...

Amy's withdrawl will be over.

We'll be seeing V-Tek tonight

phrenile said...

Uh, is Tek well enough to catch?

ish said...

I keep thinking I'm hearing Yankees Suck chants at other places on TV. Like Bruins games.

They need to go. There are a lot of people who give Red Sox fans a bad rap.

Jere said...

"I hate the Yankees Suck chants. I'm not even crazy about them when the MFY are present, but it makes me nuts when they aren't."

Just curious, why?

redsock said...

Just a FC (no hit, no E) in GD.

ish said...

Uh, is Tek well enough to catch?

We'll see. But he will catch.

Jere said...

"They need to go. There are a lot of people who give Red Sox fans a bad rap."

Because we hate our rival? I've never understood this line of reasoning.

ish said...

Tropicana Field has the widest assortment of noises in the background in MLB, I think.

Those damn cowbells and things.

ish said...

Manny to the rescue. I can feel it.

Jere said...

I guess it's different for me, having grown up surrounded by Yankee fans, but to hear a group of people making fun of that shitty team, in any situation, anywhere in the world, puts a smile on my face. A very big one. Just imagine Hank's face if you're not feelin' it...

Patrick said...

Man Ram time....

redsock said...

what makes you think it's always red sox fans starting the chant?

phrenile said...

It's a matter of empirical reality that the Yankees do suck tonight.

Sarah Gates said...

I guess it's just a general dislike of negativity on my part. I'd much rather be FOR something than AGAINST something else. If the Yankees are around, then at least it makes sense, even though it's still not my style, but when they aren't there it just feels plain dumb.

Jere said...

And by the way, the Yankees do suck. Shout it proudly!!! Yanks lose, 6-4...

redsock said...

i don't participate in the chant, but i like hearing it -- it's as much a part of baseball as hot dogs and beer.

ish said...

Because we hate our rival? I've never understood this line of reasoning.

The fights and things. That's not solely because of the Yankees Suck chants. But there are a lot of stupid Red Sox fans out there, and we all know this.

But that's the extent of my interest in what other Red Sox fans do.

ish said...

Holy crap.

I forgot this was a legitimate set-up man. Dan Wheeler.

Sarah Gates said...

Well, hell.

Jere said...

"what makes you think it's always red sox fans starting the chant?"

Right, isn't it every citizen of Earth's god-given right to hate the Yanks? At the Sox Angels game Thursday, I saw an Angel fan with an "Angels-style" Yankee hater T-shirt.

Patrick said...

UGH!

ish said...

i don't participate in the chant, but i like hearing it -- it's as much a part of baseball as hot dogs and beer.

I'd say there's a time and place. When the Yankees are in town, I'd be all for it.

redsock said...

Looked like Bot was set to come in.

Jamesian bullpen theory at work. Visiting team, 4-4, bot 9th, home team could walk off, bring in your top bullpen arm.

as the game goes on, you go to 2nd best available, 3rd best available, etc. ... which means we see timlin in the 16th or so.

Jere said...

If Red Sox fans are stating fights anywhere, yes, they're giving the rest of us a bad name. But how do we know who started the fight tonight, or really any other fight, unless you're right next to it?

ish said...

Corey still in.

No Flag.

ish said...

If Red Sox fans are stating fights anywhere, yes, they're giving the rest of us a bad name. But how do we know who started the fight tonight, or really any other fight, unless you're right next to it?

I'm sure it's 50/50 generally. Easy to get a Sox/Yankees fan scuffle going.

Sarah Gates said...

Somehow, to me, the more the Yankees suck (and they currently do, oh yes), the less worth talking about it is. We're the better team, and our dust that they're going to eat all year should speak for itself.

Jere said...

Timlin went to the clubhouse a long time ago.

redsock said...

wtf tito? trying to squeeze an extra out from corey?

if he lets guys on, then you gotta go to snuffer anyway, but with guys on.

Patrick said...

I agree Allan, why Corey?

redsock said...

and a 5-pitch walk.

christ.

BOT!

NOW!

ish said...

Oi. Winning run on. Not much chance you'd be able to get a DP here. He doesn't bunt, interestingly. Come on, Crawford. Hit a grounder to FY.

Sarah Gates said...

Right, isn't it every citizen of Earth's god-given right to hate the Yanks?

Absofuckinglutely.

ish said...

FUCK YEAH WITH THE DEE!

Jere said...

great job by FY there

redsock said...

why's he in the clubhouse? why'd you say "career probably over"?

ish said...

Pena pinch-hitting.

Rut roh.

Jere said...

Sarah, you have a point, but I think for some people it would take decades of Yankee shittiness before they could say, Eh, I'll just forget about 'em at this point. Which is why you're just always gonna hear the chant.

redsock said...

corey semi-stomping around "mad hungarian" style.

ish said...

Eh, I'll just forget about 'em at this point. Which is why you're just always gonna hear the chant.

and with Mr. Hanky running things... at least the entertainment factor goes up.

Jere said...

Oh, sorry. NESN said Timlin left and went to the clubhouse with a pissed off expression, like "something went wrong" while he was warming. And since he's 60 years old, I figure any little thing could put a fork in him at this point.

Jere said...

way to waste one, Feldman!

Sarah Gates said...

Why? Why is bot not in?

Jere said...

Right, Hank making this rivalry as fun as ever....

As for the chant itself, I'd be fine with changing it, improving on it, whatever. I just enjoy the blatant, out-loud, anti-Yankeeism.

Dustin was so close to getting that. Come on, Haim, just one.

ish said...

Come on, Corey. Strike out the desperate housewife and send this thing to extras.

Jere said...

aw jeez Hart.

redsock said...

jesus fuck, tito.

Sarah Gates said...

Bummer Amy's not here, btw, given the return of Tek.

ish said...

Oi. Bases loaded, and it's up to Lopez to face Hinske.

Makes me insides churn.

Jere said...

Please don't let this be a Pena/Hinske winning rally against us.

LoPez to dispense with the whoop ass.

redsock said...

drear eric:

if you want your world series ring, please make an out.

signed,

red sox mgmt.

Patrick said...

o my. Hinske, didn't we just give u a ring? fail that fucking bat.

redsock said...

LOPEZ????????????

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????????

redsock said...

fuck, here comes the loss. right fucking here. lopez. fucker'll probably walk hinske.

Patrick said...

This could be a big confidence booster for Lopez if he gets us through. A launching pad to true loogism for the rest of oh eight.

Jere said...

Tito playing for the tie at home, the loss on the road...

Jere said...

i say weak ground out

Sarah Gates said...

I'm all for decades of Yankee suckitude, and I guess when it comes right down to it, if you are where the Yankees are, telling them how you feel about it is all to the good. If they aren't though, it's just making them more important than they are.

And if they aren't there, the potential for Hanky Baiting is really limited!

ish said...

Or a confidence killer if he doesn't get him.

redsock said...

that's not reverse mojo, by the way.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Jere said...

clap clap clap. Okay, now we win in Xtras

phrenile said...

Runs, please.

ish said...

CATCH!!!

I was SCARED for the game right there.

Castig: "Drew makes a backhand catch! ...He had it all the way."

Bonus baseball!

Sarah Gates said...

It's ok, Hinske, don't feel bad... Look! I got you this ring! It's shiny!

Jere said...

ish, I finally started Broadcast Rites & Sites.

redsock said...

jesus. dodged a bullet there f'coma. ... assassin mgr tito must have been taking a dump this inning.

dumb dumb move. lucky it worked out.

Patrick said...

I'm feeling confident now. If we were going to lose, that was a great opportunity. Let's go!

Patrick said...

Oh ya. And I'm calling for a J.D. Dong right here. For realz

ish said...

ish, I finally started Broadcast Rites & Sites.

I've read the first half of that book. Might come back to it at some point.

Jere said...

He who Trevs, he who Mills, in for the Raze

Jere said...

Pap back to the pen. I say he goes 10 and 11 if nec.

ish said...

Timlin's back in the bullpen.

Jere said...

And Timlin back in pen. Flag nation worries...

Sarah Gates said...

Youk! Way to be a Greek God. Let's have that JD Dong now, shall we?

Jere said...

Timlin pulls a near-Cornholio! (pulls jersey nearly all the way over head..I guess to stretch it out...)

Ben said...

why is that ad behind home in japanese anyway?

Sarah Gates said...

Time for a Jedi mind trick.

Jere said...

"why is that ad behind home in japanese anyway?"

I dunno but Richard Gere's involved.

Jere said...

Let's make this one of those games where the morning people get up and they say, "13-6...in extra innings???"

Jere said...

lugo

ish said...

Ow. What a crazy DP there.

redsock said...

So Bot and Timlin were up. Tito gonna start with WF and hope he can buy another inning?

Patrick said...

WF, I'm sure.

ish said...

More Lopez.

redsock said...

GDGD has Lopez starting the inning

ish said...

It's MDC's fat brother.

phrenile said...

Rally killer.

redsock said...

lopez will appear in more games by the end of the year than tizzle.

Jack Marshall said...

Eventually, it will be Timlin.
This will be blown game 4 if he pitches to form....can he surpise us, Laura?

ish said...

Strange play, there. liner toward center. Lopez gets a piece of it (leaves a shoe behind), the ball kinda dies toward second, and FY picked it up, throws wide to first, not in time. Youk had to chase after it.

Jere said...

jack, I see you're counting the game where he came in trailing and gave up an insurance run that we didn't get back anyway in the blown game column. As well as this one, that he hasn't even entered yet.

Why is my side the cra-a-a-aazy side again?

ish said...

Lopez does a very good job here.

White Flag time.

redsock said...

fasten your seat belts.

Jere said...

It's on, people, Abortion enters the game.

Sarah Gates said...

And here's the flag...

redsock said...

maybe bot's got a migraine tonight.

redsock said...

Why is my side the cra-a-a-aazy side again?

I'd like not to get into that again tonight.

Sarah Gates said...

I'm hoping Jere makes us all eat our naysaying words right here.

ish said...

Come on, Timlin. I want my free iced tea tomorrow.

Jere said...

Well, it's quite clear my side needs its own nickname for the man. It's gotta be confidence building. I'm going with SuperAmazing Man!

Come on, SAM!

redsock said...

opponents hitting .480.

whooo-kay.

Jere said...

Bear in mind he is in the smaller office.

Jere said...

SupAm Man causing much fouling off footing!

redsock said...

I liked that. ...

Do it again.

Jere said...

Those are the kinds of calls that the Devil Rays announcers are supposed to end up complaining about!

Patrick said...

It should be known that if Lugo hadn't put that E on the board, we might not be here right now.

Jere said...

New nickname for Mike:

Awesome Boy: Our Rightwing Thowin' Icon Of Nation!

The A.B.O.R.T.I.O.N. issue continues to divide a nation.

Patrick said...

So...thank u lugo....

Jere said...

I like it, Patrick! Yes... spread the blame, spread the blame!

Jere said...

okay let's get some runs now. seriously you guys.

Patrick said...

Ramirez = Bad Man

Sarah Gates said...

Oh wow, jere - that was painful!

redsock said...

nice work, timlin.

now ... we've got 1 run in our last 8 innings against this staff of suckitude. BATS NOW!

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