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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phil said...

Runs, please.

Patrick said...

I'm open to a Tek pissed off, let me go to bed, Dong.

Patrick said...

PHIL from out of nowhere for 401!

Jere said...

NESN does it again: Scroll tells us we've brought Corey up from Pawtucket.

redsock said...

phil politely requests at least 2 runs.

ish said...

Phil really did come out of nowhere. A dark horse for 401.

Sarah Gates said...

Let's go Tek! You know I've always loved you best...

ish said...

HBP. Tek takes one for the team.

Jere said...

Tek's really pissed now. Steal second! And third! And home! And then we go to bed.

phil said...

Nah, just playing with the avatar/etc.

/phrenile

redsock said...

Let's go Tek! You know I've always loved you best...

does amy go back and read these? if she does, we may have a ...
situation

ish said...

sac bunt for lyndon

Sarah Gates said...

And polite requests like that should be honored.

Jere said...

That's like playing solid D for 22 seconds and THEN fouling...

Jere said...

aw, man, I was really hoping that was some guy named Phil who's been waiting all night to comment JUST to be 401.

ish said...

here we go fuck yeah, here we go.

here we go fuck yeah, here we go.

here we go fuck yeah, here we go.

Patrick said...

PEDROIA! KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE! THIS IS ALL FOR YOU!

redsock said...

we win it here -- you're gonna have to keep that sheep around for awhile

ish said...

FUCK YEAH!

Corners with 1 out!

Patrick said...

FUCK YA. FUCK YA 14 in a row!

Sarah Gates said...

does amy go back and read these? if she does, we may have a ...
situation


Nah, Amy and I have an...
understanding

Jere said...

Sweet. I love facing a guy with "D'oh!" and "Oh, man!" in his name.

phil said...

D'oh, it's Dohmann.

redsock said...

it's time for

D'oh man!

Patrick said...

OMG! Kevin Costner is selling the Rays new park on the radio. And he pronounced roof "ruf". He's not from round here.

redsock said...

can we get a HOMER off D'OH MANN?

phil said...

Too bad we can't keep smelling the Glover.

ish said...

"Big hole on the right side for Papi."

For once.

Jere said...

Costner can suck my ass! Let's go papi!

ish said...

Bugger!

Ortiz dives in head first to first base. Seismographs everywhere record the tremor.

Patrick said...

Wow....

Jere said...

that was ri-goddamn-diculous.

I say this all the time, but why no hit ball in air????? sac fly win game. swing up.

Papi dove.

SoSock said...

hey, hey, hey. Good time to join a game in progress, looks like.
Just got home. Wife kicked me out of the hospital room. She's right, I haven't slept enough to call it a good nap in days. MIGHT be able to stay awake for the end of this though!

phil said...

Well fuck a duck.

Patrick said...

Who now? More WF?

ish said...

MIGHT be able to stay awake for the end of this though!

I'm having a hard time staying awake.

ish said...

More flag waving.

Jere said...

sosock, I had written an entire comment about Little League before that play, but erased it because you weren't here! Here's what it was--I was just thinking if it were LL, we could've just sent the runner on 1st, catcher throws down, and guy on third easily scores.

redsock said...

sosock, i hope cathy is doing well.

hey sox, win it for mrs. sosock, for fuck's sake, huh?

ish said...

Bot is warming, though.

redsock said...

toast out for a 2nd inning?

this never ends well. i mean, never.

Patrick said...

Announcers dissing Ortiz belly flop.

Seems like all announcers think sliding with your hands is stupid.

Jere said...

you do get there faster running through the bag.... I say.

phil said...

In fairness, sliding headfirst into first is pretty dumb.

redsock said...

my scoresheets go 12 innings, so i'm rooting for 13, so i can start a second one.

thatdietcokegirl said...

this game. lol.
why, when we play the rays, does it make it seem like they don't finish last place in the al east every year?

Patrick said...

Our bullpen cant get the first guy out.

Jere said...

YOu know what I would've done? Thrown over to first.

redsock said...

sb - tek not even close.

Patrick said...

Can we get bot in?

thatdietcokegirl said...

Papi dove.

that is a perfect synopsis of this game's emotional landscape.

SoSock said...

Damn, the only time I get to watch a game all week (if you can call GDGD watching a game) and I have to sweat out watching WF blow another one.

redsock said...

gotta be something wrong with bot.

he didn't pitch yesterday ...

redsock said...

ahhhhh -- setting up the tripleplay. i see.

Jere said...

Super AwesomeGuy Man never bows to the pressure. But bear in mind he is still in the smaller office.

SoSock said...

Fuck you, Timlin. Retire

ish said...

Bot was warming.

ish said...

Meh.

The water has suddenly gone clean.

And white flag blows it.

Jack Marshall said...

Nope.

Timlin can't get people out any more. It's pretty basic.

Patrick said...

Allan called it. 2 innings from WF doesn't bode

redsock said...

toast out for a 2nd inning?
this never ends well. i mean, never.


i wanted to be wrong.

Sarah Gates said...

I hate the clean water.

ish said...

Red Sox lose this one with Papelbon on his feet, watching from the bullpen.

Jere said...

well, that's it. I don't think there's anything wrong with Papelbon. I think Tito was just saving him for a possible save. Old school style.

Another valiant effort trying to keep us in a game we should've won long ago by Incredi-Awesome-o-Dude Timlin. I think it's catchin' on? Huh? Huh?

Amy said...

Just got home in time to see Timlin blow it again. Shit. I don't want another fight with Jere, but he has GOT to go.

SoSock said...

Somebody missed the sign for the triple play.

phil said...

I miss winning.

redsock said...

well, the rays hop over the mfy into 3rd; chokers in 4th.

Jack Marshall said...

By the way---unless Pap is hurt, you bring him in.

Today's Culprits: 1) Lugo 2) WF, and, sadly, 3) Papi.

nixon33 said...

that was AWFUL!

thatdietcokegirl said...

hmm. how did we lose that. so many fucking chances.

SoSock said...

Jere - so true about the Little League play :)
MY guys would never make that mistake, though. (puff, puff)
I actually do teach them 4 basic plays when in that position, but it's always an adventure when you put one of them on. Sure is sweet when it works though.

Amy said...

So I missed ten and half innings of the Sox missing opportunities, I gather. Can't tell much from the box score.

Sarah Gates said...

Timlin had one good inning in him, just not two.

redsock said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with Papelbon. I think Tito was just saving him for a possible save. Old school style.

That would be just about the dumbest goddamn move Tito has ever made.

That kind of old school managing is what Gerbil and Shitforbrains did. We are in an enlightened age now. We know the earth is round.

9casey said...

Amy said...
Just got home in time to see Timlin blow it again. Shit. I don't want another fight with Jere, but he has GOT to go.

See what happens when you only watch one inning........

Bats lost this game.....
Timlin sucked , but Ortiz cant hit in that dp and lugo cant boot the ball .
Ellsbury, Pedroia , Ortiz = 2-17
Yook 0-4, Lugo 0-4

Sarah Gates said...

Alrighty, good night gang - I've gotta get up early and go get some stain for that table...

9casey said...

redsock said...

That kind of old school managing is what Gerbil and Shitforbrains did. We are in an enlightened age now. We know the earth is round.

I think MDC, Jeemer , and Tavarez all had the night off.....and the way we were not scoring .He had to think can Pap go 2 or 3 ....Or what then use Buchholz.......

L-girl said...

Guess I'll join the complainorama.

We lost. It sucks. Shoulda had Papelbon. Instead we have a White Flag who is Toast and cannot be expected to pitch 2 innings.

Yes, bats sucked too, but where was the Bot?

Non dirty water. Better days tomorrow.

Amy said...

Well, I wish I had been able to see the game, but it sounds like the kind of game that makes me crazy.

Sean Casey gets hurt also? Boy, the stars are not aligned well this week.

Tomorrow is another day. And 9casey, I will take personal blame for only getting here for the walkoff hit for the Rays.

SoSock said...

Before I hit the sack -
Cathy is apparently going to be OK. The culprit in her case is the mersa staff infection. Was touch and go for a while Friday night, but now it seems to be just a matter of time. About 12 - 14 days of IV antibiotics, so she's stuck there till at least Tuesday, maybe next Friday.
They could do home IV therapy, but we don't have insurance, and this is the good old USA, so it would be 1000s out of pocket which we don't have.
Oh well, another win streak for the Sox would go a long way toward lifting my mood - maybe we start it tomorrow, after my LL team adds to their blazing hot 2-in-a-row streak :)

redsock said...

No. You go with your best available arms, in order, from best to worst.

Why put shitty pitchers out there hoping they can hold the line, then pray your bats get going, so you can bring in the "closer"?

I used to laughmy ass off when Torre would do that, hope some AAA arm could get him thru so he could use Fruitbat. Then the MFY would lose and no Mo at all.

Does Dusty Baker even do that anymore?

9casey said...

Amy said...

Tomorrow is another day. And 9casey, I will take personal blame for only getting here for the walkoff hit for the Rays.

I didn't mean to have that sound like that.....Just meant it looks like Timlin just sucked when they pretty much all sucked.....

Amy said...

Sosock, sorry to hear that your wife is in the hospital. I hope that she is feeling better soon.

Amy said...

9casey, I didn't take it the wrong way. I was just taking blame for missing the game! I hate walking in to see them lose that way.

9casey said...

redsock said...
No. You go with your best available arms, in order, from best to worst.

In that case Bot should have pitched the 8th or the 9th or when Corey was in trouble or when he bought in Lopez....

Are you saying only in a tie game go best to worst or all the time.....?

9casey said...

At sometime during the season you have to know who you trust and April 25 is a good time to find out......

redsock said...

In my opinion, the time to go to Bot was the bottom of the 9th. Very surprised to see Corey backout for that.

redsock said...

I don't think we learned anything new tonight.

SoSock said...

Ooh, ooh! Mr. Cotter! Mr. Cotter!
Had to come back to throw this in.
I'm officially OLD now!
Certified.
Five-oh yesterday!
Shit, that seems impossible.
My son and a few friends intend to get me shit-faced this weekend. Doubt I'll fight it. :)

9casey said...

redsock said...
In my opinion, the time to go to Bot was the bottom of the 9th. Very surprised to see Corey backout for that......

My obvious answer do that is ....Then what.....
There is a good chance Timlin is still there to lose it in the 11th.....I see your point........

The play i didn't like was the Ellsbury sacrifice......let him make something happen....especially with Tek going to second...

9casey said...

redsock said...
I don't think we learned anything new tonight.

Papi's Human......

redsock said...

My obvious answer do that is ....Then what.....
There is a good chance Timlin is still there to lose it in the 11th


But then you've had a good pitcher out there to shut down the Rays and hopefully in the meantime, you get a run or two. If no one scores, yes, you'll have to go to the dregs eventually.

But better that than going with Timlin first and having him blow the game while Bot sits in the pen with his thumb up his ass because Tito wants to get him a "save".

Don't save your best pitcher for an inning that may never come.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Bot sits in the pen with his thumb up his ass because Tito wants to get him a "save".


That was Jere's thinking . idont know if that was Terry's Take .which I will go rewind now and let you know what he said......

tim said...

Just wanted to let everyone know that I've still got a pulse...5 long days left in tax season...not to mention the plethora of other shit going on...I really just want to be alone, lol...relax, cook some food, enjoy some wine, GAME THREAD!!! hell, even watching a game would be great!

Tonight I got in to watch the near-rally followed by the classic toast meltdown....time for me to melt down into my bed for a few hours. Then it's back to the tax returns!

Tampa sucks.

9casey said...

tim said...
Then it's back to the tax returns!

I never understood why they don't half the alphabet on April 15 at the other on October 15......Just seems like it would benefit everybody......

Andy said...

Tito was afraid his team would get 16,000 mile road trip tired again so he sent out the other teams closer to end the game before it went on too long.

I fucking am done with Timlin and Lugo.

Why couldn't we keep the Master? His confidence has to be at an all time high. Why not let him run that out?

tim said...

I never understood why they don't half the alphabet on April 15 at the other on October 15......Just seems like it would benefit everybody......

It's April 30 here in Canada, but interesting point. October is just too deep in the year I think. Maybe April 15, May 15 and June 15 or something. Split it up by 3....

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