July 20, 2008

G100: Angels 5, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 002 000 100 - 3  6  0
Angels - 020 000 03x - 5 7 1
Boston gets swept in Anaheim.

The Blue Jays finally did something worthwhile, beating Tampa Bay 9-4 this afternoon. The Red Sox remain 1.5 GB, while the Yankees (2-1 winners over the A's) are now 4.5 GB.

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Tim Wakefield (3.60, 120 ERA+) / Jered Weaver (4.03, 98 ERA+)

31 comments:

Spencer Brown said...

The game's on ESPN. Early start on the West Coast so they can show the ESPYs later.

Here's what I posted on the "other blog" after the 7th inning of yesterday's game:

"What a horseshit game. Francona leaves Beckett in in the 7th when it's obvious the Angels are hitting him. Four runs later (would have been more except for a remarkable catch by Crisp on a fifth hard-hit ball in the inning), we are losing. Then he doesn't pinch-hit for Lowrie with the bases loaded in the 8th and Lowrie has the worst at-bat I've seen in a long time, striking out like a 10th grader against a pro pitcher.

I really don't know why I waste my time watching regular season games. They obviously really don't care about them.

Meanwhile the Yankees and Rays keep winning. At this rate it'll be a scramble at the end to get the wild card.

I'm going to swear off wasting my time on this crap."

Sarah Gates said...

Are we here today? Or are you still on the road?

andy said...

Today's game will really make you happy then. I have to buy lunch tomorrow now because of this crappy performance.

redsock said...

WE'RE DOOOOOOOOO-
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!

OMG, a baseball team lost 3 games in a row. WTF? That NEVER happens!!!!!!

Meanwhile the Yankees and Rays keep winning.

Are those the same Rays that had a 7-game losing streak a mere three days ago? Those winning Rays?

Amy said...

Welcome home, A&L. Glad to see you're back and in snippy form, Allan! Hope the wedding was fun.

L-girl said...

If only we had known it was the ESPN game, we could have listened to the whole game in the car. The 6:00 start time fooled us - but we did tune in by the 4th.

Fat lotta good it did.

redsock said...

We had a GREAT time! The wedding/reception was at the bride's house -- which was a fuckin' huge mansion right on Long Island Sound. Like on the beach!

Listened to most of the game on the drive back. Got home for the top of the 9th.

ESPN radio guy Dave Campbell is a moron.

L-girl said...

Hey Amy! We had a terrific time, although 10 hours of driving each way with only a day in between is a bit much, even for me. (Though we knew that going in.)

This was without a doubt the most incredible wedding we have ever attended - or will ever attend - in our lives. Simply beyond belief.

More importantly, the couple is very, very happy, and it was so wonderful to see many old friends. Now it's good to be home.

And how how about some WINS???

L-girl said...

I really don't know why I waste my time watching regular season games.

So why do you? The real fans can enjoy the rest of the season just as easily without you.

Meanwhile the Yankees and Rays keep winning.

Rays lost today, genius.

L-girl said...

We had a GREAT time! The wedding/reception was at the bride's house -- which was a fuckin' huge mansion right on Long Island Sound. Like on the beach!

Water on two sides - 400 people - 3 tent areas (cocktail reception, ceremony and an airconditioned tent for dinner), more flowers and candles then I've ever seen in one place, four-star-restaurant quality food, and on and on... and amazing as this might sound, all incredibly understated, tasteful and gorgeous.

It was truly "how the other half lives". Or I guess that should be "how the 0.05% lives".

Hey, at least they're liberal Democrats. :)

L-girl said...

bride's house

Bride's parents' house, that is.

Bride and groom live in an apartment in Brooklyn.

Amy said...

Wow, that does sound amazing! Where in Westchester on the the Sound? Larchmont/Mamaroneck? Rye?

Now if I had a backyard with a water view, maybe my daughter would have gotten married in our yard. If only...

Amy said...

I figured Allan meant the bride's parents. :) Where in Brooklyn? My daughter and SIL are moving to Park Slope on Thursday. It seems Brooklyn is where all the young people are going these days.

chipsahoy0387 said...

:The Yankees ... have too many holes to scare any rational Red Sox fan. ..."

You still rational?

2 games in the loss, the train is coming.....

L-girl said...

You guessed it - Larchmont.

Out of town guests stayed at the Doral Arrowood in Ryebrook, and there were shuttle buses back and forth.

There was also a bus to Brooklyn for a large Brooklyn contingent.

This morning there was a large brunch at the same home, but we had to get on the road, so didn't go.

I am not much of a raver about these kinds of things. It's difficult to impress me. So factor that in.

Amy said...

Four hundred people is huge. We had 260 to Rebecca's wedding, and I really would have kept it smaller if I could have, but these things take on a life of their own.

Was it formal? Tuxedos, etc?

redsock said...

You still rational?

The Yankees will not make the playoffs. Period. End of sentence.

9casey said...

Morgan and Miller mentioned that was the 6th time we have been swept this year.....Don't worry people Papi will be here soon.....I have to beleive that will be the difference in this season how he performs and changes the game by just being there....Just think we will have guy hittin over .300 batting 7th, unless they , well we'll see...

The wedding sounded cool , for some reason something I am always interested in, band or DJ?

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Meanwhile the Yankees and Rays keep winning.

Rays lost today, genius.

If you notice, Spence thought his post was brilliant after the 7th in yesterdays game he posted it again today..

andy said...

I know this slide is bad but not horrible. It is only horrible for me specifically because I live in Angels land. If they lost every single game except the Angels games I would be happy.

ish said...

Whew! So glad you guys are home. The Red Sox can start winning again! The three game threads I host, they LOSE.

nixon33 said...

GLAD TO HAVE YOU GUYS BACK!

WE NEED A SWEEP IN SEATTHOLE!

tim said...

Fuckin acute angles. Oh well, time to tear a strip off of (insert "next west coast team here") and (if: "next west coast team" = "seattle", eat some of those delicious salmon things i can't stop thinking about...if: "next west coast team" = "oakland", travel across the bridge to get some nice new birkenstocks)

tim said...

ahh just checked the dashboard.

salmon things, here we come!

tim said...

and Sportsnet showing the first two of these games in HD, sweetness!

SoSock said...

Welcome back, guys.
This game did indeed feel worse than the 1st 2.
The blowout, well that's just going to happen every so often over the course of a year and you move on.
Saturday seemed like we're getting back in the groove and ready to rock now, so I really expected to take this one. Of course, I go into every game expecting to win it, so there's that.
I did question sending Wake back out in the 8th, although he had breezed through the 7th, and I'm not in the dugout hearing what Tito hears and seeing the body language.
And what is up with Manny? He's looked very average for the last few weeks. Hopefully that will improve when Papi gets back and it's not as easy to pitch around him

L-girl said...

9Casey, soft jazz quartet for reception and ceremony, full-on band and dancers for reception. Kind of the upscale version of the cheesy wedding band.

And that is IT for the wedding talk!

L-girl said...

If you notice, Spence thought his post was brilliant after the 7th in yesterdays game he posted it again today..

SPAM!

L-girl said...

Oops, PS on the wedding. We really don't know how many people there were. We are guessing 400. Maybe there were more. We only know it was huge.

redsock said...

full-on band and dancers for reception. Kind of the upscale version of the cheesy wedding band.

FULL band:
drummer
bass
2 keyboards
guitarist
5-piece horn section
4 female singers
4-5 male singers

maybe a 20-piece band?!?!?

Amy said...

Holy mackerel---that is an orchestra!