July 25, 2008

G104: Yankees 1, Red Sox 0

Yankees - 001 000 000 - 1  9  0
Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 6 0
Update: "Terrible, Terrible Strike Zone"

"Strike 3" to Lowell is circled. As you can see, the baseball was not close to the strike zone.

***

A few more games like tonight's and I will have completely changed my position on keeping the human element in umpiring.

Home plate umpire Marty Foster embarrassed his entire profession tonight. It's bad enough that no one raises an eyebrow when media talk about umpires having their "own strike zones". But when an umpire is inconsistent all night long, often batter-to-batter -- then it's time to start thinking about phasing out the men in blue.

I have argued in favour of having on-field umpires having the final say in all facets of the game -- for better or worse -- for more than 30 years. However, pitch calling has gotten much worse in the past five years and if the technology now exists to negate the imperfect human eye and render a truer decision on what has actually happened on the field, then why not take advantage of that? As it stands now, I am in full support of MLB's plan to have an off-field arbiter ruling on fair/foul disputes. I'll be thrilled if it's in place by the playoffs (Selig's stated goal).

There were so many blatantly wrong calls tonight -- most of them going in favour of the Yankees (Update: he sucked all night long). I'll comment on the worst one. With Kevin Youkilis representing the tying run at first base and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Mariano Rivera worked Mike Lowell steadily away. Ahead in the count 1-0, he took what looked like ball 2 for strike 1, then fouled off three outside pitches, took ball 2, and fouled another pitch off. Rivera's 8th pitch was well inside and a bit high, clearly off the plate. Foster called it strike 3.

The normally reserved Lowell exploded. He jumped straight up in the air and when he came down, he was giving it to Foster at a volume and intensity I have never seen from him. I have no doubt he was talking about other calls that night in addition to the one that had just retired him. He was quickly ejected. J.D. Drew was also called out on strikes -- ending the game -- but at least that strike 3 was actually a strike.

Beckett (7-9-1-1-6, 110) allowed nine hits, and only a 10-hopper to the shortstop spot with the shift on for Jason Giambi put the Yankees on the scoreboard. And it was Foster's bogus strike zone that set it up. Beckett fanned Johnny Damon and got Derek Jeter to ground back to the mound. He got ahead of Bobby Abreu 0-2, then threw him strike 3. Foster called it a ball, and Abreu promptly singled to center. Alex Rodriguez also singled and Abreu raced to third. Because of the runner on third, Lowell was playing closer to the base. Giambi's squibby grounder went right to the spot where Lowell would usually be positioned. The ball barely rolled out of the infield, but the run scored.

The Red Sox got only three runners to second base -- and no one to third. Their best shot at tying the game came in the eighth. Kyle Farnsworth took over for Chamberlain (7-3-0-1-9, 103) and gave up hits to Jed Lowrie (opponents had been 0-for-their-last-28 against the Mop) and Coco Crisp. Joe Girardi summoned Rivera, who struck out Jacoby Ellsbury and got Dustin Pedroia to tap back to the hill.

Oh: JtC threw yet another pitch at Yook's head, this time on an 2-0 count in the seventh inning. Both benches were warned.

***

Joba Chamberlain (2.52, 163 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.98, 110 ERA+)

Showdown!

Plus: The Large Father returns!

The Sox went 26-19 without Ortiz -- a .578 winning percentage, which would work out to a 93.6 win season. Boston's offensive numbers actually improved (slightly) with Flo out of the lineup.

And, thanks to Kansas City, we are tied for first place.

MLB.com:
Chamberlain pitched six strong innings against the A's on Saturday afternoon but came away with his seventh no-decision in nine starts. ... He has not given up more than three earned runs in any of his starts. ... [Beckett] fired a complete game in his last start, though it was in a losing cause. ... Beckett has given the Red Sox at least six innings in 10 of his last 11 starts. In seven Fenway starts, he [has] a 4.82 ERA.
Joba's stats in his nine starts: 47.2 IP, 44 H, 22 BB, 54 K, 2.64 ERA (.249/.337/.316).

George A. King III, Post:
The A's can't hit and the Twins' bowels lock every time they enter Yankee Stadium, so the six wins [following the All-Star break] have a "So What?" feeling attached to them.

The Red Sox ... can hit - and are getting Yankee-killer David Ortiz back from the disabled list tonight - and don't wet themselves upon seeing the Yankees.
Beckett understands that It. Is. On.



Also: Rays/Royals, 8 PM

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Jack Marshall said...

The pitching aligned perfectly. Is this why Tito made the odd move of starting the post-All Star Game with Buchholtz? It seems so...and maybe it was written someplace I didn't see. Excellent chess-playing. These would be the three I'd most want facing the Yankees. The Sox should have the edge in starters in every game.

redsock said...

Moss sent down to make room for the Godpapi.

redsock said...

I would hope the Red Sox looked ahead on the schedule and planned accordingly. This is only 10 days after the ASG, after all.

Tito said they also wanted to give Lester and Beckett a bit more rest.

...

On a scale of 1-10 of how much I want the Sox to pound the everliving shit out of Joba tonight, I think I'm currently running about 659!

Jack Marshall said...

Clock's really ticking on Timlin, insn't it? I thought there would be a chance that he'd go now, instead of Moss---a Crisp, Cora, Cash bench (plus Casey)is pretty thin on decent pinch-hitters. No wonder Tito says he's not likely to hit for Tek. But when Aardma comes back, it's either Timlin or "I can't throw strikes under pressure" Hansen. You'd have to think the over-40 guy with the 7 ERA goes.

redsock said...

Clock's really ticking on Timlin, isn't it?

Keep the faith .....

(He's made only 5 appearances this month, but 5.1 IP, 1 R)

ish said...

I'm right up with you there, Allan.

L-girl said...

Me too!!!!

andy said...

Lugo sucks too.

Is this game on national TV or just the local stations, meaning MLBtv por Andres.

redsock said...

Let's also not forget this gif!

phil said...

Is this game on national TV or just the local stations

It's on local tv in NY (the WB/UPN merged station), so I assume it's only local.

s1c said...

Am pretty sure that when Francona announced the rotation, he mentioned that they were looking at this weekend also. Don't forget, we also have the Angels coming in on Monday. As for match ups, Tonights game I give a slight edge to Beckett, Sat to MFY and Sunday to Lester. Still, its the MFY's so everything is out the window.

4 years ago yesterday was the A-rod fight game. Will this series be a catalyst for this years team?

phil said...

Someone on SoSH posted this lineup for the game (not sure what source):

Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
David Ortiz, DH
Manny Ramirez, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
J.D. Drew, RF
Jed Lowrie, SS
Jason Varitek, C
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

If so, pretty damn good. I've been hoping they'd use Papi's reappearance and corresponding lineup reshuffle to drop Ellsbury to 9th.

redsock said...

Now THAT is a fuckin' lineup!

s1c said...

WEEI just said that that is the lineup!!!

Looking good, get LBJ down at the bottom so that he can get back on track.

Merloni - just saying right now, he would have had Drew at 2 and Youk at 6 spot. He's also ripping the Manny haters. "Distraction, Manny's no distraction, You are the distraction!!"

redsock said...

Merloni - just saying right now, he would have had Drew at 2 and Youk at 6 spot.

I'd have Andyesque lust for that decision too!

He's also ripping the Manny haters.

This may mean I have to retire the Mockery nickname.

Zenslinger said...

What's Beckett saying in the .gif?

It looks to me like (with apologies to the women): "Hey you fuckin' cunt!"

Zenslinger said...

Little note on Yahoo! sports today that Bellhorn was released by the Dodgers.

I didn't realize he was still playing.

9casey said...

See here in the Yankee series he could have had Drew and Papi Back to Back expcept for tommorow, at last check the Yankees don't have a lefty in the bullpen.......
I beleive Yook can hit anywhere in the lineup Drew has really yet to shine outside that 3 hole..

Francessa said yesterday "to watch the at-bats of Yook vs. Joba he believes they hate each other...

redsock said...

"Get out of here, you fucking cunt." (After Joba was ejected for throwing two balls over/past Yook's head last year)

phil said...

Globe has the same lineup, so it's a go.

Beckett's saying "get out of here you fucking cunt" -- that moment was from when Joba got tossed for Youk headhunting last year.

9casey said...

s1c said...
WEEI just said that that is the lineup!!!

Looking good, get LBJ down at the bottom so that he can get back on track.


I've always love how people equate the 9th spot as the cure-all , like its Pawtucket.......

L-girl said...

Beckett's saying "get out of here you fucking cunt" -- that moment was from when Joba got tossed for Youk headhunting last year.

Hence Joba's JoS nickname, JtC. I believe that's why he posted it?

nixon33 said...

"get outta here you fucking cunt!"
he'll back that shit up tonight.
i wanna see a yank get plunked.

phil said...

Manny scratched (knee), so back to a shitty lineup:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jed Lowrie, SS
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Coco Crisp, CF

redsock said...

Either (a) we are doomed or (b) LBJ is gonna go 4-for-5 with 3 SB.

tim said...

damn, no manny. would've been sweet if they kept drew at 3 and dropped flo into 4...although yook is dynamite hitting cleanup (i think?).

redsock said...

I'd rather see:

Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Lowell, 3B
Lowrie, SS
Varitek, C
Ellsbury, LF
Crisp, CF

but we'll win regardless.

9casey said...

redsock said...
I'd rather see:


Lowrie, SS
Varitek, C
Ellsbury, LF
Crisp, CF


That good be real bad all lumped together....whats the combined avg there .25?0

9casey said...

That could not good

L-girl said...

LBJ should not be leading off, but batting order is over-rated.

Blogger has a scheduled outage right at the start of game time.

nixon33 said...

also be thankful for all of you people who live in boston or surrounding area. at least you get some home cooking on the broadcast. i'm not looking forward to kay, leiter (even though i really like him) and cone blowing the yanks and telling untruths about the sox.

Jere said...

"The A's can't hit and the Twins' bowels lock every time they enter Yankee Stadium, so the six wins [following the All-Star break] have a "So What?" feeling attached to them."

Thank you! Instead of people describing the Yanks as "red hot," they should be talking about their incredible string of luck. Their Jere-thagorean record over the last six is like 2-4 tops.

redsock said...

Leiter is pretty good, but his analysis gets drowned out and lost in Kay's giant vortex of suck.

With his lies and other bullshit, Kay is the Fox News of baseball play-by-play guys.

While in New York, I watched entire NYY/BOS series on mute.

Jere said...

nix--head on over to Thom's, at least you can get the sound off and Sox fans announcing live. ("Kay-reoke.")

I always hated that about being in that area--that even when you somehow manage to see the Sox games, you still are forced to hear Yankee announcers when they play the Yanks because of the blackout.

Jere said...

CHB right now on NESN saying the Manny injury is "curious." Why the hell would Manny purposely miss a game BEFORE a Yankee series--to make missing the Yankee series seem more "believable"? I think that's stretchin' it.

redsock said...

Some Noodled-Arm Doofus, DH
CI, SS
Abreu, RF
McBluelips, 3B
HGH, 1B
Whadda ya know? .301 OBP, 2B
Milk Dud, CF
51 OPS+, C
15 OPS+, LF


Please.

redsock said...

CHB right now on NESN saying the Manny injury is "curious."

The fact that CHB is gainfully employed and not begging for change at stop lights is "curious".

Jack Marshall said...

Laura's right about the importance of the line-up. I don't get the aversion to batting Drew third and Papi cleanup, but who cares. I sure hope Manny's knee isn't serious---only one DH at a time. Bright side: the outfield defense with LBJ in left is the best since Yaz-Lynn-Evans in the '75 post-season. (Ellsbury was faster than old Yaz, but Lynn had an arm.)

Jere said...

Well, at the start of a 1.5 hour pregame show, he could be thought of as "leading off"--or the crappy opening act of a very long concert.

Jack Marshall said...

The innuendo about Manny's knee is inexcusable. Why would Manny be malinguering? He loves the big stage.

Jere said...

But you can't compare the arms of Drew and Dewy.

Jack Marshall said...

No, Dewey's was almost Clemente good. But Drew has more range, and his arm isn't bad at all. No doubt, that '75 outfield was the best defensively. (Maybe it's just my imagination, but I thought Darren Lewis was unbelievable in center, and never got full credit.)

redsock said...

The innuendo about Manny's knee is inexcusable.

CHB's act has assured him of never getting any info of any substance from any Red Sox player. He can be used to carry water for a faction of the front office, but that's it.

Therefore, all he can write is game recaps with dated pop culture references (that he uses over and over) or offer his "opinion", which is based on no more inside information than you'd hear from a random guy on the street.

I want to think most fans regard him as a clown and tune him out.

Jere said...

NESN showing the cutting of the ribbon on the "Bleacher Bar" (though it's been open for a while), and they miss the actual ribbon--we see eight people cutting, but they're all cut off at the waist. No ribbon ever shown. In a ribbon-cutting. Come on.

redsock said...

No one is perfect.

redsock said...

I blame Manny.

Jere said...

ha

Jack Marshall said...

Redsock---I wish that were true, but it almost certainly isn't. CHB has the "Dean of Redsox sportswriters" title, now that Gammons is national, by virtue of the fact that he's a home-town boy, can throw around Jimmy Piersall references, and coined the stupid Curse phrase. Which is why the club WON'T cut him off, though he's richly earned it. He was the one
sportswriter who turned up all misty-eyed in all the post 2004 documentaries. He has status, and abuses it. And he has always, always, been an asshole....from the very beginning.

redsock said...

Yeah. We have seen many national broadcasts when he's brought in to give the "real deal" perspective (or the fans' view (!)) on the Red Sox. He tones down his a-hole persona a lot -- which shows you it's all a calculated act -- but he still spews his spew.

Funny thing is, I was praising him for this 2004 columns. They were straight reporting and they were very good.

But being an asshole columnist is obviously beter for him, since it gets people talking about his crap. That's the important thing to the Globe.

Which is why you will rarely see me link to one of his pieces.

Jack Marshall said...

You know, there is a tradition of asshole Boston sportswriters, and I wonder if it isn't intentional. Earlier someone mentioned Ted Williams' nemisis, Dave Eagan. Tim Horgan was a real bastard in the 60s. Gammons always refused to take the cheap shot when he arrived...he wrote about the guys like they were the Illiad heroes and he was Homer, and Eddie Andelman and the radio crowd took over the bile and "sox-will-lose-forever" franchise. CHB took it back. I think it's calculated, and the new Era of Good Feeling threatens his niche.

redsock said...

Also: Rays/Royals, 8 PM

redsock said...

Yep, CHB's gravy train left the station in October 2004. That's why I like to think he has become more and more irrelevant. Which he probably has to a degree, with the interweb and blogs.

Jere said...

Yeah it must be tough for the dinosaurs knowing they used to be like one of five options to get info on a baseball team, and now there are thousands.

Oh effin' well.....

L-girl said...

We have seen many national broadcasts when he's brought in to give the "real deal" perspective (or the fans' view (!)) on the Red Sox. He tones down his a-hole persona a lot

When I first saw him it was only on national broadcasts, and I couldn't understand why smart Sox fans hated him so much. He seemed reasonable and fairly intelligent. Little did I know!

* * * *

I'm watching w/o threading tonight. I'll join you guys in the later innings.

Jack Marshall said...

Well, the dinosaurs COULD respond by geeting better, smarter, more professional and useful. But they either can't or won't. In less than 10 years, alot of these guys will be selling life insurance.

phil said...

Blogs are overrated when it comes to news reporting but can eat columnists' lunch when it comes to opinion & analysis.

Jere said...

Blogs aside, there's so much more media coverage in general. You used to only be able to get your hometown paper and that was it. But, yeah, bloggers and stuff like that, too.

Jere said...

Werner with a no comment on Manny, only saying he's disappointed he's not in there.

phil said...

Folks who like animated Sox .gifs might also like this one.

Jack Marshall said...

Would they have sent down Moss if Manny's knee was serious? THAT seems strange. Presemably Manny can pinch-hit and play in an emergency.

phil said...

Supposedly XM is having chatter about a possible Manny team suspension. Hopefully nothing to it.

Jere said...

Silva showin' off his blurry photography skills. Maybe one day, if I stop holding the camera so damn steady-like, I could get a job with the Globe one day!

redsock said...

The Pedro throw-down is a keeper.

phil said...

Stopped, dropped, and rolled.

Jack Marshall said...

Suspension for WHAT???

redsock said...

Listen up, class. Knocking the elderly to the ground is totally cool, if done the right way. Please pay close attention to Mr. Martinez's technique ....

redsock said...

We all know about the Lobel story, right? If there was a kernel of truth in that, then that should be over. XM chatter? I'll wait until some actual confirmation.

redsock said...

we're back -- as slappy chases a curve in the dirt.

Jere said...

we're back

Jere said...

and tries to run to first...

redsock said...

in case anyone is not watching, damon went out 4-3 in a 10-pitch AB. jeter singled up the middle and abreu grounded a single past pedroia's right to center. then arod K.

phil said...

...

Jere said...

Josh gets through his "bad inning" with no runs. Great sign.

phil said...

Blogger back.

redsock said...

NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

phil said...

Suck it, mustache.

redsock said...

work is light -- and nesn on mlbtv.

all is well.

Jere said...

Aw man, that woulda been part of the WP count if somebody was on!

redsock said...

WILD!

phil said...

Pedroia's would've been a leadoff hit.

redsock said...

let's do this.

Jere said...

and as Dustin gets a hit and Papi comes up, Kim walks in from outside with a copy of everyone's favorite book, Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox! Can life get any better? I submit that it cannot.

phil said...

Almost a double. :/

phil said...

"Breaking ball just missed."

Just missed the dirt.

redsock said...

ha ha CI

redsock said...

OMG - sweet deke!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

If Jeter had spent more time trying to actually make sure the tag was there than "selling the call," it would've been an out.

Jake of All Trades said...

Sweet deke indeed. Even if he got tagged, he earned the steal.

phil said...

Beckett: 24 pitches.
JtC: 20 pitches.

nixon33 said...

i thought ortiz looked good in his AB, youk looked bad.
i miss manny, big time.
NOW LETS GO JOSH

redsock said...

gdgd had yook's rf foul at 100 mph

phil said...

Youk looked ok, but for the last swing....

redsock said...

cano leadoff single, but josh should breeze thru the dreck of the bottom 3.

phil said...

Could use a dp here.

Jere said...

weak fly outs to left and right

phil said...

This tv doesn't have a SAP button. It saddens me.

Zenslinger said...

Molina BUNTS out to RF?

s1c said...

Well I see that Manny took the night off again. Jeez I wish they would get rid of that guy, just a freaking lead weight on this team.

I mean c'mon, it would be alright to do this if only he actually produced on the field.

Joshie needs to have a quick inning here.

phil said...

35 pitches after two. Much better.

redsock said...

and beckett does glide thru the dreck.

redsock said...

alex cora never takes a day off.

s1c said...

alex cora never takes a day off.

damn it Sock, I have to clean the milk off of my screen now.

(you did look at the link right?)

phil said...

Wallball but only a single.

s1c said...

Doctor doubles oops, single! I sure hope he was busting it out of the box or we'll never hear the end of it.

redsock said...

When dealing with JtC, is Lowell an OB-GYN?

phil said...

Awww.

redsock said...

trap.

phil said...

Fuck.

s1c said...

frack, that sucked.

redsock said...

i did open the link, yes.

redsock said...

piffle.

phil said...

Jed was safe on the replay.

ish said...

Ha. I knew this was going to be a big thread tonight. I was almost spot on with my guess as to how many comments to this point!

phil said...

KKKK

redsock said...

he looked safe to my naked eye with my grainy 400K mlbtv feed.

redsock said...

so how much does jeter's raising his right hand before every pitch (nothing can proceed in this game until i am ready) annoy you?

phil said...

Nady and Damaso Marte to the MFYs.

redsock said...

"framed by varitek"

phil said...

So non-call strike three on Abreu followed by two hits.

phil said...

WTF.

redsock said...

Another mighty RBI hit for the Chokers.

Zenslinger said...

Guess it's unclear who's going to the Pirates. Kennedy?

ish said...

so how much does jeter's raising his right hand before every pitch (nothing can proceed in this game until i am ready) annoy you?

On a scale of 1 to 10? 343572343732134732144367314564753423423742.4367

redsock said...

AFT

ish said...

I wonder if Suzyn Waldman will have another screaming fit like she did last year when Clemens announced he was coming back.

phil said...

According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Yankees have acquired outfielder Xavier Nady and reliever Damaso Marte from the Pirates for Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf and two other minor league prospects.

Fucking hell.

ish said...

Looks like Fenway Park is a No Spin Zone tonight. Bill O'Reilly in da house. Why wasn't he the one picked to sing the national anthem?

ish said...

How the hell do you acquire Nady and Marte for the DORF and some guy!?!

ish said...

Good job, Theo. You could have traded Timlin for Marte!

ish said...

But. Let us not forget that Marte and Nady are going from the NL Central to the AL East.

Not exactly a good track record short-term for a move like that.

redsock said...

Tabata's a decent prospect, I think.

(Part of MLB's conspriacy to make sure the MFY make the playoffs.)

JCal76 said...

Joba taking his glove off after a strikeout makes me wanna dropkick him in the mind.

nixon33 said...

nice pathetic fucking display by us this inning.

9casey said...

ish said...
How the hell do you acquire Nady and Marte for the DORF and some guy!?!

Because they are Xavier Nady and Demaso Marte....it's not Ruth and Gossage

redsock said...

... and joba mows thru our dreck.

redsock said...

You could have traded Timlin for Marte!

Why would any team trade for Toasty McOldYeller?

nixon33 said...

lot of pitches for beckett

9casey said...

redsock said...
You could have traded Timlin for Marte!

Why would any team trade for Toasty McOldYeller?
'

He will bring in big crowds when he breaks that record....:)

ish said...

Because they are Xavier Nady and Demaso Marte....it's not Ruth and Gossage

It's true. Price still seems rather low, though.

phil said...

Sit, milkdud.

ish said...

TEK WITH THE GUN.

ish said...

Think it's any coincidence that the umpiring crew for this series happens to include Angel Hernandez?

redsock said...

7 hits off beckett but still only 1-0.

ish said...

They're rolling up the suspense on the radio.

Jon Rish: "The Pirates have confirmed they have traded Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte, but they haven't said who they've traded them to."

Castig and O'Brien are "speculating" it could be the Yankees.

ish said...

It's been "reported" that Manny has left to go for an MRI on his knee.

phil said...

70 through four. Meh.

redsock said...

70 pitches thru 4.

ish said...

It would have been a stretch to have predicted a pitcher's duel tonight.

redsock said...

Who said that about Manny?

9casey said...

Does anyone know if Ellsbury just wears one long sleeve as a fashion statement or something medical.

phil said...

Suck it, Cano.

ish said...

HAHAHA.

Fenway Infield > Robinson Cano

redsock said...

heidi has breaking news:
the yankees would rather not see tiz in the sox lineup!!!!

ish said...

Who said that about Manny?

I have no idea who the reports are from. But the radio guys said that.

phil said...

Scored as a single, according to GDGD.

redsock said...

Radio is a good answer!

Jake of All Trades said...

Ellsbury started the sleeve thing in Portland because he was cold, but continued due to superstition.

redsock said...

Time to let the bugs out.

phil said...

Hopefully Nady/Marte is the only Abreu-esque steal this year.

ish said...

Bullpen Band at it again! And they have a new recruit! Masterson's gotten into the act.

kkh said...

Radio guys indicated the Manny/MRI report was from the ProJo.

ish said...

Elbow-high

redsock said...

eff you marty foster.

good fucking lord.

phil said...

Shitty pitch calling. Foster's a joke.

redsock said...

Sean McAdam, 7:44 PM:
"Outfielder Manny Ramirez, who asked out of the lineup for the second straight game earlier today, left the ballpark before gametime and underwent an MRI on his right knee.
Ramirez was originally in the lineup in his customary cleanup spot, but minutes after manager Terry Francona met with the media, the Sox posted a revised lineup that didn't include Ramirez.
While Francona spoke with reporters in the interview room on the second floor. Ramirez approached bench coach Brad Mills and told him that he couldn't play because of soreness in the knee.
The same injury sidelined Ramirez Wednesday in the road trip finale in Seattle."

redsock said...

thanks for the projo tip.

redsock said...

Dear Red Sox:

I wanna post some schadenfreude tomorrow.

So let's get rockin'.

phil said...

Fucking leadoff hits.

redsock said...

tampa up 1-0 in top 2nd

phil said...

Nice Youk.

ish said...

Quick out, Youk nicely placed! Thank you Jeter for being enough of a steal threat to require Youk to hold you.

ish said...

It is weird to be scoreboard watching during a Red Sox/Yankees game.

Jere said...

Hey, KKH! You're the one who did tech support on Red Sox Chick...

redsock said...

5-pitch innings = good.
beckett at 75 thru 5.

joba at 60 thru 4.

phil said...

Youk was holding Jeter. He just hopped out to his right on the delivery to the plate.

phil said...

So how much does Foster have riding on this game?

ish said...

I heard that it's not money riding on this game. I heard the Yankees told Foster they'd give him a tryout if he favored them.

ish said...

The Red Sox batters are not being so... Red Sox like.

phil said...

I hate this lineup.

phil said...

Both pitchers at 75 after five.

redsock said...

Both pitchers at 75 thru 5.

redsock said...

Uncanny!

Jake of All Trades said...

I always find it odd that MLB.tv doesn't include the "gamebreak" updates and we get 20 seconds of silence and crowd shots.

phil said...

Foster's worse than shitty. He's inconsistent.

phil said...

Sit.

ish said...

Jason, meet Uncle Charlie.

Jere said...

Beano cooKed

redsock said...

Gets HGH on strike 5.

phil said...

94 through six.

Runs, please.

Jere said...

Okay, now Rim Joba crumbles.

s1c said...

Escaped!!!

Now lets get some fragging runs offense!!!

redsock said...

top of the order - we need lyndon on base.

SoSock said...

All computer operations at a snail's pace tonight.
GDGD is behind you and you're averaging 1 new comment every 2-3 minutes.
WTF?
BTW - Giambi sucks, as do the Yankees, and most of their fans. (not all Amy)
Take that Vidro!

tim said...

good evening folks. i'm following on GDGD due to the inability to get sopcast for mac.

but i just realized that i still have my PC here. so downloading as we speak.

ish said...

Castig: "Remember that bunt Jacoby had in Tampa Bay, that J.P. Howell couldn't handle? Well, they finally changed the scoring on that play to a hit. Three weeks later."

redsock said...

SoSock with the Rally Avatar!

redsock said...

god fucking damn it. what horse shit

ish said...

The Power of SoSock Niece!

redsock said...

Alright, Flo, we need some Good Times!

Jere said...

get us out from under

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