October 14, 2008

ALCS 4: Rays 13, Red Sox 4

Rays    - 302 105 020 - 13 14  3
Red Sox - 001 000 120 - 4 7 0
Do you really need (or want) a recap?

Pena and Longoria hit back-to-back home runs in the first and the Rays were off to the races. It was still sort of a game at 6-1 when Tampa Bay battered Delcarmen for a single, a triple, three walks and five runs in the sixth.

Crawford went 5-for-5, with two stolen bases, two RBI and two runs, and Aybar went 4-for-5 with a dong and five RBI.

The Red Sox started to hit the ball with a bit of authority in the seventh and eighth innings. Ortiz tripled to start the eighth and scored on Youkilis's groundout. In the ninth, Lowrie and Pedroia singled and Yook doubled. Kevin Cash's solo home run gave Boston a run in the third.

So the team's backs are to the ALCS wall yet again. It has become a familiar place. We'll see on Thursday if the Red Sox can rally for a third consecutive time in five years.

***

The Assassin Has Returned!
Red Sox          Rays
Drew, RF Iwamura, 2B
Pedroia, 2B Upton, CF
Ortiz, DH Pena, 1B
Youkilis, 3B Longoria, 3B
Bay, LF Crawford, LF
Kotsay, 1B Aybar, DH
Crisp, CF Navarro, C
Cash, C Perez, RF
Lowrie, SS Bartlett, SS
***

BR Preview
Andy Sonnanstine (Rays 20-12 in his starts)
Tim Wakefield (Red Sox 15-15 in his starts)

Sonnanstine faced the Red Sox twice this season -- in consecutive starts on September 10 and 16. He pitched 13 innings and allowed only two unearned runs, along with seven hits and two walks. He struck out 12 and the Rays won both games.

Wakefield made three starts against Tampa Bay in 2008 - one great, one average, and one shitty. He had a rough September (6.65 ERA in 23 innings over five starts) and did not pitch in the ALDS.

One-third of the Red Sox lineup is hitting -- Pedroia (6-for-11, .545/.643/1.182), Bay (5-for-11, .455/.571/.818 and Youkilis (6-for-14, .429/.429/.786) -- and that is not enough. Ortiz, Ellsbury and Varitek are a combined 0-for-34 and Drew is 2-for-8. ... Crisp (3-for-6) needs to play CF tonight.

***

Somewhere around the third or fourth inning yesterday, Jon Miller of ESPN radio started peddling this clump of horseshit:
Red Sox fans are not that far removed from 86 years of pain and suffering. ... doubts may be creeping in.
I'm dealing with the radio delay to avoid ever hearing Chip "OMG!!11!!!1!1 The Rays Totally Rock" Caray, so this really pissed me off. If anyone is embracing the gloom-and-doom-woe-is-us-maybe-the-Curse-never-really-left meme, go right ahead. Make CHB's day. Just stay away from here.

Winning today will even the series. And we were in a deeper pit less than a year ago before roaring back, obliterating Cleveland and sweeping the World Series. (The Red Sox also came back from 0-2 in a best-of-5 in 2003 and from 0-3 in a best-of-7 in 2004 -- remember?)

Bay Being Manny:
We put up eight runs the other night. It's not the end of the world. And we won the first night [scoring two runs].
And to hell with those people who left before the end of yesterday's game. Loyalty does not mean supporting the team only when they are winning. It's a shame you wasted space in a seat that an actual fan could have used.

***

The shots did not work their toasty magic, so we need another source of mojo (though you should keep drinking whiskey). I believe I have found it: Kids playing AC/DC! Here's a 12-year-old kid playing "You Shook Me All Night Long":



***

It's also Election Night in Canada. So FU to Stephen Harper.

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ish said...

I'm not quite ready to pack it in. Not even in my head.

See, that's the thing. Neither am I. The Red Sox aren't, either. But they've got to put their damn hard hats on and get to fucking work.

Amy said...

And we don't have Manny, we have a weaker and older Ortiz, a slumping LBJ who was the sparkplug in 07.

Ech, we all sound so negative.

tim said...

Just got in from work, I'd like to say officially - Cocksuck Motherfuck.

s1c said...

Oh, I am not packing it in, but last year it just felt different. This year its more of a give me a fragging break. Ortiz 0 for series, Tek 0 for series, Lowrie 0 for series, LBJ 0 for series, it's just like somebody has to start picking it up.

Sarah Gates said...

Well, there's the out.

Now, RUNS? Do I hear RUNS?

A Conformer said...

I don't think anybody is packing it in. But things have been shitty lately.

phil said...

Bleh.

Amy said...

Not packing it in, just preparing myself psychologically.

Joe Grav said...

FUCK

andy said...

Yes and the Rays bats look fresh and crisp. Ours look tired and struggling to borrow a word from TBS.

L-girl said...

Well, Laura has been saying it all season. The Rays are for real.

That should be obvious to everyone (except Andy) by now.

But we are for real too.

Amy said...

Even to Andy now, apparently!

ish said...

Someone's got to shake things up. You know how these things go with offenses. It get contagious - you got to string some hits together, drive in a run, and go from there. Then you're in business.

But it needs to start. I was hoping for someone to drop down a surprise bunt and leg it out or something.

andy said...

I wish Tito would go to tizzle and say look you fucking big lug go out there and be the hero. Stop jerking us around we are all waiting for you to spark the fire here. Do it while the team is in the field.

andy said...

I say fuck the rays. They are not good. we need to stop this snowball from giving us the snowjob. fuck

redsock said...

I dare say none of us were "feeling it" after 2004 ALCS 3. SO who the fuck know what will happen?

ish said...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

tim said...

CASHIES GOIN DEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

andy said...

Unlikely hero

redsock said...

DFA TEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Cash!?!? Did he hear us crying?

L-girl said...

Oh, I am not packing it in, but last year it just felt different. This year its more of a give me a fragging break.

What he said.

Also, last year we were in 1st place in the division for almost the entire season. No one could overtake us. That's where my feeling of strength came from.

MONEY!!!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

OK, if $$$ can dong, anybody can. Let's fucking do this.

Sarah Gates said...

And that's a run. Pluralize now!

s1c said...

one batter late but at least they have removed the goose egg.

tim said...

SEE HOW ITS DONE ORTIZ?????

nick said...

Cash money!... breaks open the gates with his dong!

andy said...

Cash starts the rest of the series. Shoulda hit that one into the rays dugout jed.

Jake of All Trades said...

Money money money

redsock said...

VEAL PARM, anyone?

L-girl said...

I dare say none of us were "feeling it" after 2004 ALCS 3. SO who the fuck know what will happen?

Very true. I said the same thing about the election today. Some commenter said "I have a very bad feeling about this" and I told him the election won't be decided on his feelings. Same here. We feel crappy b/c we're down, but there's more baseball to be played.

redsock said...

why the fuck are you jogging lowrie?

Sarah Gates said...

there's more baseball to be played

That's pretty much all it takes for me. As long as we're the ones playing it.

andy said...

Yes all back in one swoop. fuck i wish someone would line it right through the pitcher.

andy said...

fuck you top of the lineup

Amy said...

If we can stop them from scoring, then perhaps we can catch them one run at a time. But can we stop them from scoring?

No rally there.

tim said...

Yes all back in one swoop. fuck i wish someone would line it right through the pitcher.

You never know with these maple bats they keep talking about, could have a bat barrel lodged in his face by the end of the fifth.

Sarah Gates said...

Chocolate man is still terribly creepy.

Amy said...

Ouch, Tim. That's awful...

L-girl said...

We're switching to CBC now. Game on radio and computer, election returns on TV. Plus we're both threading, and there's a thread on my blog too. It's all very confusing.

ish said...

Those three had some good hacks though. Had some good swings, some good contact. Lowrie hit a couple of lasers foul... Pedroia had that at'em ball, and Drew just missed that fast pitch he got under ever so slightly.

A Conformer said...

Chocolate man is still terribly creepy.

Very true. So if I use Axe I'm gonna get laid a lot, then lose my nose and arm? No thanks.

Sarah Gates said...

You never know with these maple bats they keep talking about, could have a bat barrel lodged in his face by the end of the fifth

That long? Seems like we could manage it before then if we really put some effort into it.

Sarah Gates said...

So if I use Axe I'm gonna get laid a lot, then lose my nose and arm? No thanks.

Perhaps the target market is just really really desperate?

ish said...

Chocolate man is still terribly creepy.

It is. But that girl in the hospital room, when she laughed (lit up my tv), one of those times that lightened the mood a little bit.

L-girl said...

Two 20-something female co-workers of mine were puking over some guy smelling like Axe in the elevator. They were breathing into their hands until the door opened.

tim said...

Two 20-something female co-workers of mine were puking over some guy smelling like Axe in the elevator. They were breathing into their hands until the door opened.

It smells like shit. Terrible stuff, smells like people are bathing in Aqua Velva.

ish said...

So if I use Axe I'm gonna get laid a lot, then lose my nose and arm? No thanks.

Yeah, but you could grow that arm back, right? Or get a chocolate prosthetic.

A Conformer said...

You never know with these maple bats they keep talking about, could have a bat barrel lodged in his face by the end of the fifth

That long? Seems like we could manage it before then if we really put some effort into it.


I think if the pitcher dies of a bat shard before the middle of the fifth inning they stop the game, don't they? That's in the rulebook somewhere... I'm sure we'll do better in the makeup game.

ish said...

I never understood Axe either. People probably put too much of it on.

Sarah Gates said...

No one who uses Axe seems to have any idea how much to use either. I've had that same experience on the train. I usually stick my nose into my hoodie or something.

L-girl said...

I think everyone uses too much of everything. People smell like they've been marinating overnight.

I like people to smell like people. Just take a good shower and greet the day.

A Conformer said...

I think everyone uses too much of everything. People smell like they've been marinating overnight.

I like people to smell like people. Just take a good shower and greet the day.


I agree. Sans shower.

tim said...

Thank you, JM!

L-girl said...

Never mind CBC. They're not showing returns until the polls close, so we've got another half hour.

(And I almost posted this on the wrong blog.)

s1c said...

Another 0 posted on the board, runs now!

Sarah Gates said...

I agree. Sans shower.

Sans shower? Next time YOU get to sit next to the guy I was sitting next to on the R this morning.

L-girl said...

I agree. Sans shower.

That must be why you're a backpacker and I stay in motels. :)

Jake of All Trades said...

>| (poor keyboard equivalent of upside down K)

Sarah Gates said...

What do we want?

RUNS!

When do we want them?

NOW!

s1c said...

Wow, local commercial showing Joe D'ambrosia. The Man is huge! Joe lay off the snacks man.

phil said...

Can't you even get Nova Scotia returns or whatever?

phil said...

The Man is huge!

Igor Laden's bigger.

phil said...

Papi can't buy a hit.

A Conformer said...

Sans shower? Next time YOU get to sit next to the guy I was sitting next to on the R this morning.

Deal. I actually have quite an insensitive nose. But I can say that Papi has stunk so far this postseason.

L-girl said...

Atlantic Canada returns are in.

Nfld went Liberal, but the Tories picked up a seat in Nova Scotia. Overall they did one seat better than in 2006.

Jake of All Trades said...

With the radio delay, I thought the "the man is huge" comment was in reference to Papi's at bat :(

L-girl said...

Also, to see returns as people have them, go to the most recent post on wmtc.

nick said...

frak. cruck. glag.

FWIW, I shower every morning or I don't exist and I use scentless anything I can.

s1c said...

Overall they did one seat better than in 2006

Remove all sharp objects from the L-girl's reach.

tim said...

At least this Andy Sonastine isn't continuously horking towards the camera every 2 seconds like the Garzer from yesterday.

phil said...

So Cash has more hits than Papi this series, in his one at bat.

s1c said...

You know that day off tomorrow is looking better and better. Get your crap together guys.

Sarah Gates said...

I hope the liberals are doing better than we are.

ish said...

The Pelican likes to spit.

L-girl said...

FWIW, I shower every morning or I don't exist and I use scentless anything I can.

Me too. No scent, ever, and I could die without a daily shower. In the summer two showers a day are not unusual.

ish said...

This guy on CBC is cool. Host of "The Hour." A show I enjoy watching when visiting my grandmother in northern Maine.

tim said...

He's a crazy garzer. Always garzin' all over the place. All that garz coming out of his mouth.

s1c said...

I love the "all my ladies to a nice dinner commercial".

ish said...

That was a slider, but something like that can shake things up.

L-girl said...

That's George Strombo. He's cool the first time you see him, then it quickly loses its charm (IMO).

He tries so hard to be so super hip.

ish said...

That's George Strombo. He's cool the first time you see him, then it quickly loses its charm (IMO).

He tries so hard to be so super hip.


Helps that I only watch him once in a great while.

Jake of All Trades said...

Anyone else lose the gameday audio feed?

L-girl said...

Ish, right, that's the best approach for that guy.

ish said...

I like CBC's diversity in their coverage. This feels more like a TV show than it does election coverage.

ish said...

Runs in the Aybar family.

Unfortunately Tampa's mistakes aren't hurting them as much as LAAAAAA's hurt them.

kkh said...

WRKO is back on the MLB audio feed.

Jake of All Trades said...

Thanks kkh

tim said...

That's George Strombo. He's cool the first time you see him, then it quickly loses its charm (IMO).

He tries so hard to be so super hip.


Yup, was just about to say that. It's not cool if your job is to be cool. I can just picture him surfing the web before his show, looking for all the words the cool kids use. Then he goes on his show and says them all.

redsock said...

i

am

highly

annoyed

.

Amy said...

I left the thread to sulk (and read the paper). I am back to ask WHAT THE HELL IS AXE?

FWIW, I hate cologne on men, perfume on women. Just be clean.

A Conformer said...

We need a Texas Rangers type inning.

ish said...

I didn't know Robinson Cano played CF for Tampa...

A Conformer said...

SHIT, the Sox are killing Sonnastine and have nothing to show for it. Everything is hit hard.

ish said...

The Rays are putting on a clinic, aren't they?

Amy said...

Man, we just can't get a break. Or they really are that good. Or both.

tim said...

Given the past couple ALCSes, its clear that the Sox just don't play ball until they are facing elimination. Maybe that's what Tito's strategy is.

s1c said...

Cologne is pretty much outlawed here in this family. BH is allergic to most of them.

Fox must be grinding their teeth, the Dodgers about to go down and unless the Sox do another miracle comeback they are looking at a Philly TB WS.

I bet they are looking at the fine print to see if they can pass that WS to TBS.

s1c said...

I swear the Geico beach commercials were made at Cannon Beach Or.

ish said...

I must say, though. I don't feel any different than I did after Game 4 last year or Game 3 in 2004. Both times I feel like they won't come back. I feel that way again. It's just the feeling I feel as the Red Sox face elimination.

thatdietcokegirl said...

THIS IS BULLSHIT. WE ARE A BETTER TEAM THAN THIS. FUCKIN FENWAY NEEDS TO WAKE UP. EVERYONE NEEDS TO FORGET ABOUT GAME 2 AND 3 AND GET THE MF SPANK ON RIGHT NOW. WAKE UP (INDY) WAKE UP!!!

/pscyho rant/qq over.
/re-initiate lurk sequence

tim said...

Two runs per inning. Pretty simple, get on base then crank a HR.

s1c said...

MDC time and it is an even number inning so look for a 0 to go up on the board.

ish said...

99 mph from MDC. Haven't seen heat like that from him before.

Amy said...

Dietcokegirl, nice to hear from you.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Hey Amy :)

cheeky little bastard going to third.

Amy said...

Yikes.

Somewhere there is a TB fan saying, "It's inevitable."

Sarah Gates said...

Hey tdcg! No need to lurk.

s1c said...

TDCG!!! My month is now complete!!!

fragging Bartlett.

tim said...

Fucking christ.

9casey said...

Could we hit someone hard , right in the back that would make me feel better, tighten these guys up a little bit, enough cookies in the heart of the plate..

s1c said...

Fragging unbelievable.

ish said...

The life has been sucked out of them.

Sarah Gates said...

:(

tim said...

This is putrid. Going to be 11-1 in a minute after a nice grand slam.

Chip Caray's going to blow his wad.

Amy said...

I don't think we felt as out of the games last year as we have in these last two games, even when we were losing. At least that's my recollection. Scores against us were not as drastic, except that one game when CLE scored 7 runs in the top of the 11th inning.

ish said...

The umpire didn't even look at that pitch did he?

A Conformer said...

I don't understand why the announcers always make up conversations between the manager and the players, "quoting" what they think was said.

A Conformer said...

We're gonna see Timlin soon.

s1c said...

Right now this game feels like game 3 of '04.

Amy said...

This is really no fun. I hope the election returns are better.

tim said...

I don't think we felt as out of the games last year as we have in these last two games, even when we were losing. At least that's my recollection.

Yeah, thats how I feel too. Seems like these games get hopeless awfully fast. :-(

tim said...

Oh good, useless fuckpez is in. Time to get into the double digits

kkh said...

Bases loaded, one out. I know, let's bring in Lopez to get us out of this jam!

Amy said...

Oh, yeah, the 19-8 game. That was worse than this.

redsock said...

How old is Caray? I think he's past the age that can recover and blow wad after wad.

godfuckingdamnitthisgamefuckingsuckasscockpiss

vrictare said...

...

Someone please get me a shotgun and Manny Delcarmen's address.

Or a huge rally.

Either-or, really.

Just sayin'.

ish said...

And you look at the players. They look about as down as we do. There's just no grit and no life to them now. It feels like they're just going through the motions.

And that's the most maddening of all. This is the PLAYOFFS. Do SOMETHING.

Sarah Gates said...

We're gonna see Timlin soon.

I feel like we have been all night.

Amy said...

Although at least in the 04 game three, we scored 8 runs...

vrictare said...

@ Tim-

When has Javy justified that kind of comment? He's been pretty much our most solid reliever all year.

ish said...

Station to station to station.

Just hit the slam and get it over with, or hit a double play. God dammit.

tim said...

Can we go break some Rays toes or something during this off day?

s1c said...

two fragging seeing eye singles and a checked swing single. Everything is just going Tampa's way. I'm ready to do an Elvis to the TV.

andy said...

Get real comfortable rays. real comfy.

tim said...

When has Javy justified that kind of comment? He's been pretty much our most solid reliever all year.

Umm...Delcarmen, Masterson, Okajima, Papelbon...

And I think RIGHT NOW he justifies that comment.

Sarah Gates said...

Can we go break some Rays toes or something during this off day?

Freak toe accidents!

ish said...

WHERE THE FUCK WAS THAT STRIKE THE LAST 8 TIMES THE BALL WAS RIGHT THERE?

vrictare said...

Tim: Yeah, Delcarmen's 4+ ERA inspires SO much confidence.

And, wow, he gives up, what, one inherited run? Who's doing any better?

thatdietcokegirl said...

This is good. This is generating rage. Like a warrior in WoW. I only hope the red sox bust out a little Mortal Strike in game 5.

Hey Sarah G! Yes lurking at this juncture is kinda fail, I admit.

Hey s1c! I only hope the red sox winning their 3rd WS in 4 years further completes your month :)

redsock said...

2 hits and 3 walks for mdc in .1 inning, but morgan says he pitched well "because he had good velocity".

Amy said...

I can't believe it is only the 6th inning. I feel like I have been watching this game for far more than two hours.

vrictare said...

My bad, Manny's ERA wasn't that bad. Sorry.

ish said...

This is good. This is generating rage. Like a warrior in WoW. I only hope the red sox bust out a little Mortal Strike in game 5.

I'm not seeing it. That's the problem. Just look at them. They look dead out there.

tim said...

Never said delcarmen fared any better tonight. He's as useless as tits on a bull as well.

Amy said...

Dietcoke, is it more than fan rage? I don't see player rage. But I wish I had your optimism. Must be all that Diet Coke!

tim said...

My bad, Manny's ERA wasn't that bad. Sorry.

5 ER in 0.1 innings? Isn't that an ERA of 450?

Jake of All Trades said...

I'm tempted to put in the Game 3 2004 DVD to see how they looked. Memory said they looked bad then too, but were very up come game 4 post-Millar/Papi pep talks.

Then again, my memory sucks lately...

vrictare said...

Okay, this is officially when I stop watching.

Thanks for ruining my night, Sox.

Problem is, I'm not seeing the same magic as last year. I dunno if we can do it.

vrictare said...

Tim: Talking about over the season.

A Conformer said...

I'm not seeing it. That's the problem. Just look at them. They look dead out there.

How did they look after game 3 in 04? I'm not saying I expect the Sox to win this series (I do hope so, but I don't expect it) but I don't buy the "they look dead" angle.

phil said...

This is good. This is generating rage. Like a warrior in WoW. I only hope the red sox bust out a little Mortal Strike in game 5.

I hope Daisuke's a better MT than Lester and Wakefield, because we've been wiping on the pull these past couple days.

Amy said...

Jake, who's going to give that pep talk this time? There is no one like Millar left on the team, and Papi is not the same Papi. Maybe a pep talk from Youk or Pedroia, but even they look listless.

Amy said...

Phil, what is MT?

s1c said...

Right now I am glad the weekly meeting has been cancelled tomorrow in the office. The MFY fans would be unbearable.

TDCG - another WS would just make it a super duper month.

tim said...

What a fucking downer this has been. Time to have a sweet, sweet beer. This is the type of game that drives you to the bottle.

tim said...

Right now I am glad the weekly meeting has been cancelled tomorrow in the office. The MFY fans would be unbearable.

Surprising, considering how shitty they are. At least we have a team to watch in October.

ish said...

Timlin warming.

tim said...

More fucking assholes leaving Fenway - in the seventh! What a waste of tickets.

Jake of All Trades said...

Bay has never been here and might give the talk. If Manny inspires a similar Dodger comeback it could also inspire a reunion.

I just got a dinner invitation for Sunday, to which I replied "Sorry, watching game 7"

It ain't over til it's over!

s1c said...

Surprising, considering how shitty they are. At least we have a team to watch in October.

Misery loves company.

Besides office is on the dividing line in CT. West MFY's, east Sox country.

redsock said...

tbs showing shiteating "fans" leaving park and out on yawkey way. they are lower than mfy fans.

Sarah Gates said...

I just got a dinner invitation for Sunday, to which I replied "Sorry, watching game 7"

Yeah, turned down some work today for that very reason.

Amy said...

Hey, OTT!

Sarah Gates said...

tbs showing shiteating "fans" leaving park and out on yawkey way. they are lower than mfy fans.

Bandwagon Nation residents really should be barred from buying tickets to postseason games.

s1c said...

Well I see the Greens in Canuck land are doing about as well as they do in the US.

Runs, please, lots of runs.

vrictare said...

*Begins to pray*

Er, this could be like that 19-18 win over the Rangers! Who cares about ERA if we win!

Yep. Wishful thinking.

ish said...

I'd like to see Ortiz drop a bunt here.

Anyone else like to see that?

ish said...

I like this better.

ish said...

Triple for Papi!!!

Shake things up!

redsock said...

COMEBACK BEGINS!

Sarah Gates said...

Large Father returns! This is the turnaround.

tim said...

Cathartic.

Amy said...

Papi shows there is some life left.

But how did that ball NOT leave the park?

A Conformer said...

Oh, wow, an Ortiz triple? That's less likely than Cash's dong.

SoSock said...

ALLRIGHT!
I hope we don't get any ideas about coming back in this game, because as long as we lose this one - WE"VE GOT THEM RIGHT WHERE WE WANT THEM !!!

Seriously, this blows. I called Bob as soon as I got the van loaded and left the field we played at tonight. I knew as soon as he answered it wasn't looking good. He sounded so down. "Heeeey Tiiiim..." in his best Eyore voice. It was 6 - 1 at that point. He said it wasn't worth coming over to watch.

I'll just celebrate my team's best played game of the fall season, a 6-4 win, and get ready for the ass-kicking to commence on Thursday.

Papi's getting tuned up as I type :)

Oh, and Joe - sorry about the break-up. Never an easy thing. But it will get better. "This, too, shall pass"

A Conformer said...

But how did that ball NOT leave the park?

If it would've left the park, it wouldn't have been the special event that a 3B is. A Papi dong is par for the course (although not lately)

thatdietcokegirl said...

So can we has 6-7 running inning plz?

ish said...

String 'em together, boys. Keep the line moving.

ish said...

It was still kind of a passive triple, if I may. He kinda wanted to stop at second but then saw he had some time to go to third. He is a big man but I'd like to see him hustle some more on the basepaths.

thatdietcokegirl said...

FUCK YOU UPTON.

vrictare said...

Great. Up to Coco now. Woo.

ish said...

Upton better be glad I'm not an opposing pitcher. I hate that guy.

Amy said...

Congrats on your game, SoSock.

And Joe G hasn't returned. Hope he is ok.

Ish, I think he thought it was out?

vrictare said...

Notice how all of the video updates on Gameday are Tampa runs?

Not even Ortiz's triple was worthy, apparently.

Sarah Gates said...

Nice at bat from Ococ.

ish said...

Nice to see two men on base at the same time for Boston.

Sarah Gates said...

broke...

vrictare said...

Shit.

Nice way to balance out the homer, Cashy.

ish said...

It's a time like this when I realize I've put way too much into baseball and the Red Sox, which is great when they win. But when they're losing like they are tonight, it's unhealthy.

vrictare said...

Okay, Timlin's in, game's over.

ish said...

Some stupid idiot fucking stupid idiot idiot fuck stupid head had a poster that simply says, "Am I on TV yet?"

ish said...

Yes you are. Now go eat a knife.

Amy said...

Ish, this game has definitely brought out your angry side (mine, too).

ish said...

Ish, this game has definitely brought out your angry side (mine, too).

You don't realize how much you have invested in this team emotionally until things go south like they have the last two games.

s1c said...

Nice play by Kots.

Sarah Gates said...

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Amy said...

Yeah, I know. I thought surviving all those years when the Sox never made the post-season or lost like they did in 75, 78, 86 and 03 made me tougher, but alas, I have been spoiled by 04 and 07. I am trying to get more Zen-like and not get too upset. It isn't healthy. 2003 was devastating, and I was sure I'd never let it get to me like that again. Easier said that done.

OK, ten runs behind again.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Timlin shouldn't be in a game. Ever.
I was hoping we could end this with some bite and fighting spirit, to carry over to game 5, but this bitch is trying to make sure that doesn't happen. Hate him. Go get yourself shot by a kangaroo on a hunting trip ya dobie.

Amy said...

Well, Timlin should never play baseball again. I bet even Jere would agree. Where is he? At Fenway?

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