May 27, 2008

G55: Mariners 4, Red Sox 3

Red Sox  - 000 003 000 - 3  7  1
Mariners - 201 000 001 - 4 8 1
Once again, the Red Sox rely on Timlin in a tie game in the ninth inning when Papelbon is presumably available. And once again, that decision ends in a quick loss.

Brad Mills was calling the shots, after Terry Francona was ejected (along with Lugo) in the fifth inning, shortly after Matsuzaka left with a possible hip injury. In the ninth, Balentien reached on an infield single that Cora could not field in the hole. Balentien moved to second on Cairo's bunt and took third on Reed's grounder to second. After Ichiro was walked intentionally, Lopez lined a game-winning single past Lowell at third down the left field line.

... Timlin -- never a good decision.

(Although, honestly, Old Yeller did alright, all things considered. If Cora makes the play in the hole, everything might have been fine and the game might have gone to the 10th.)

Dice allowed three early runs before Manny tied the game with his 499th career dong.

***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.40, 180 ERA+) / Miguel Batista (6.47, 61 ERA+)

Clay Buchholz could come off the disabled list on Wednesday, but he'll make at least one more start for Pawtucket -- Friday against Durham.

Jon Lester was named the AL Player of the Week. (His father has been diagnosed with lymphoma.) ... Julian Tavarez has signed with the Brewers.

857 comments:

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nick said...

crack.

Grant Salzano said...

Why wouldn't you walk him and set up a force at any base?

Because you don't want to .....

feck it.

phil said...

Fucking universe.

Joe Grav said...

you fucking cock!@#%$!@#

Patrick said...

NOOO!!!!!

SoSock said...

Shit @$#%^$&^$%#!$&**$%#$()!!!!

Sarah Gates said...

For THIS I stayed up?

Seriously, I'd rather deal with Private Beach Trolls than White Flag.

Zenslinger said...

Ah, fuck it. Fun night of baseball anyway.

nixon33 said...

I HATE TIMLIN THAT FUCKING FUCK.

Patrick said...

NOOOOO

redsock said...

the BBI-the-sacks-full gambit always reminds me of gump, so i don't like it.

fuckin old yeller.

Patrick said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Joe Grav said...

Not walking him = the right call
Putting in timlin = the wrong call

Grant Salzano said...

I can't effing believe Tito. What the effing eff??? Seriously what the hell. You put your worst, oldest effing pitcher into the effing game when it's tied in the bottom of the MOTHER LOVING NINTH?!!? WHAT THE EFFING HELL!?!?!?!!!?!?

ARHGHRUHEGPIAEURHPGIAUERHIPGAUEHRPIAURHMPGCAIUAERPHIAEIRUAPGWCIMURMPIAUSHCERC,FUA,HPGEIUAGPIUSAE,HAPOIHCE,RPOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SONOFAMOTHER!!!!

ish said...

There was still no margin for error because there was a man on third. You walk the two batters, face Vidro with the bases loaded, and you set up a force play anywhere. You don't walk him, there is no force play.

Hard to know how Timlin would have fared against Vidro, though.

The water is clean. Cock.

nick said...

it's peanut butter laundry time.

801 and no joy.

Joe Grav said...

It wasn't Tito. Tito got tossed.

nixon33 said...

WHY IS TIMLIN ON THE TEAM? HE FUCKING SUCKS.
HE PROVES IT TIME AND FUCKING TIME AGAIN.
HE'S DONE, RED SOX FRONT OFFICE. OFF HIM NOW BEFORE HE LOSES ANOTHER GAME FOR US. JESUS CHRIST

redsock said...

can't effing believe Tito. What the effing eff??? Seriously what the hell. You put your worst, oldest effing pitcher into the effing game when it's tied in the bottom of the MOTHER LOVING NINTH?!!? WHAT THE EFFING HELL!?!?!?!!!?!?

ARHGHRUHEGPIAEURHPGIAUERHIPGAUEHRPIAURHMPGCAIUAERPHIAEIRUAPGWCIMURMPIAUSHCERC,FUA,HPGEIUAGPIUSAE,HAPOIHCE,RPOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SONOFAMOTHER!!!!


Tito: "It wasn't a save situation."

Joe Grav said...

But you also set up the walk or hbp-> run scores

just ask Johns Hopkins

Sarah Gates said...

Stupid clean water.

ish said...

I can't effing believe Tito. What the effing eff??? Seriously what the hell. You put your worst, oldest effing pitcher into the effing game when it's tied in the bottom of the MOTHER LOVING NINTH?!!? WHAT THE EFFING HELL!?!?!?!!!?!?

Actually, sorta, Tito's off the hook for this one. Unless he called up to Brad Mills and told him to put Timlin in.

Grant Salzano said...

I am so frigging mad at Tito right now.

redsock said...

hmmmm, ei is giving me sportsdesk.

ish said...

But you also set up the walk or hbp-> run scores

You're right. Didn't think about that.

Joe Grav said...

And now I have to listen to Hazel Mae while waiting for dice k news.

SoSock said...

The Sound outside the stadium there IS absolutely beautiful but.......
I wish the water were a little dirtier tonight.

Grant Salzano said...

I'm mad at SOMEONE right now...

redsock said...

EI guy at Rogers is either asleep, taking a dump, or a Red Sox fan.

Any chance Amalie makes an appearance during the post-game? Nah, probably off typing. Rats.

nick said...

having said that, this was a fun game thread.

Joe Grav said...

Huck Fazel Mae.

SoSock said...

Ummm. Right Ish, I think maybe some of us forgot he's not the one making the call there tonight.
But I bet he would have done it himself, so...
Fuck 'im anyway!
:>)

redsock said...

I never see Sportsdesk.
Man, Hazel is bad. Horrible delivery.

Joe Grav said...

Amalie and I would have a lot to chat about, being fellow baseball writers. You know how much the North Shore Navigators have in common with the Sox.

nick said...

g'night. off to the 'mat.

redsock said...

No doubt Tito was sending notes to Mills. That always happens when the mgr gets ejected, right?

Joe Grav said...

she really is horrible. tappen pls?

redsock said...

Hazel -- just don't send her back to Toronto, pls.

ish said...

Tappen ftw.

Joe Grav said...

i am in a Facebook group called something along the lines of "Hazel Mae is a dirty tramp who should go back to Canada"

redsock said...

no - send the undesirables out of canada. get the nice people to move to canada. that is the master plan.

Joe Grav said...

okay hitler :-p

Joe Grav said...

redsock said...

no - send the spanish people out of canada. get the white peopleto move to canada. that is the master plan. canada: love it or leave it

redsock said...

no one's gettin killed. simply movin' the pieces around on the board!

Joe Grav said...

so more like Hagee

ish said...

In tribute to all the Canadians out there...

I am oot.

Joe Grav said...

anyone still here?

Joe Grav said...

bye bye, ish.

Joe Grav said...

wHERE IS THE DICE K UPDATE FUCK YOU HAZEL MAE

nixon33 said...

any word on dicek?

Joe Grav said...

i guess we'll have to wait for Amalie's report on the DiceKjury.

redsock said...

SoSHer ngruz25 breaks down the MFY loss:
"Kennedy shelled and injured, two blown four run leads, Ohlendorf surrending three home-runs in an INNING, A-Rod grounding into a key DP with the bases loaded, Rivera's excellent outing wasted, a Little Leaguer with the winning hit, and for the grand finale, the savior Girardi bringing in Vizcaino-lite to blow the game."

Joe Grav said...

cool recap.

i can't sleep.

maybe i'll sit here and submit like 300 posts so when they get added in the morning i hit 1,001

L-girl said...

Damn. I see I did miss the comeback, then The Timlin.

Fuck. Would someone Old Yeller this guy already?

Amy said...

Sheesh, I should never have gone to sleep. After calling the Manny dong, I had a responsibility to see it all through to the end. (Jewish guilt...)

Well, on a serious note, when will they finally give up on Timlin? I know this was partly a Cora problem, but Timlin just seems to draw disaster, deservedly or not.

Jere, you still rooting for him? Of course, I am not sure who else we could have relied on, besides Pap.

ish said...

A's got a point, though, in his recap. Timlin was okay last night, except, of course, that last pitch. 1-2 with 2 out, it could have gone either way.

nick said...

A's got a point, though, in his recap. Timlin was okay last night, except, of course, that last pitch.

but why should we let that get in the way of a little hatin' on? Not that I don't agree.

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