April 6, 2009

Rain Changes Pitching Plans

Josh Beckett will still start the first game of the season -- tomorrow at 4 PM -- but with the Red Sox now scheduled to play for nine consecutive days, they will need a fifth starter right away.

Brad Penny will pitch a few simulated innings at Fenway on Tuesday before getting the ball for real in Anaheim against the Angels on Saturday afternoon. The Red Sox may then choose to skip what would be Penny's second start -- on Thursday the 16th, an off-day.

41 comments:

redsock said...

Looks like the rain washed out one of this year's 20 Offday Outtakes. Boo. Next possibility: April 16.

James: The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (5 CDs) were released officially in 2003. I have no idea if additional material circulates. If it does, some creative online searching might find it.

redsock said...

Blurb?

"Joy of Sox, one of the better Sox blogs..."

River Avenue Blues

Jere said...

Prime reason not to allow ads on your blog: you don't have to have a giant Google ad advertising tickets for your team's rival on your own site. (Went to that Yanks site you linked and saw a huge ad for buying tix to Boston sports at the bottom of the post.)

andy said...

Well then I will get Beckett on Sunday at the Angels right?

SoSock said...

OK, a repeat.
It was ON, now it's OFF :(
And I made a special stop by the house just to check in on the game and the JoS crew.
Oh well, some you win....etc. etc.
I'll be playing in first ever SOFTBALL game tomorrow :0, so I'll see you for game 2.
Manana!

andy said...

After winning my first two fantasy football leagues last year I am now playing ESPN fantasy baseball. I am finding that the FastasyCast live game cast system is better then GDGD. When I see Grady Sizemore hit a single on my TV I also see it within a couple seconds on my computer screen.

redsock said...

Well then I will get Beckett on Sunday at the Angels right?

Yes. (Unless there is more rain, or an earthquake, or maybe the Rapture ...)

redsock said...

Prime reason not to allow ads on your blog: you don't have to have a giant Google ad advertising tickets for your team's rival on your own site.

Primer reason: It looks like shit.*

Could we please have a few places left on Earth without commercials in our face, or blinking and popping up at us?

*: Same goes for widgets and all that other shit (in my opinion). Clutters up the page, make it load slower, it's ugly. But maybe the people who have ads don't agree or don't care.

Jere said...

Andy, don't know if you need this, but the Angels are selling 4 Sox tix for the price of 3 for this weekend. I'd say the economy is affecting Angels fans if they have to do this for a weekend Red Sox series.

andy said...

I almost did it Jere. I have 4 tix to sat and sun. I almost just bought tix for friday too. They only have obstructed views in the outfield for friday night. I'm gonna keep it how I have it. I am not too excited to go see Wake pitch.

seawolvesfan said...

Man forgot to do this:

Seawolves Fan 97-65 64 .336

Hopefully next season I'll remember to do it on time

andy said...

Oh fucking hell I am doing it Jere, already changed my hotel reservation and here I go to buy the tickets

Ish said...

Mark Teixeira got a very very healthy chorus of boos down in Baltimore... It gave me a chill! And then the Orioles fans broke into a Yankees Suck! chant. That's why I love Opening Day. The rest of the games might not have much of an attendance but today they do, and they're definitely into it!

Jere said...

"Could we please have a few places left on Earth without commercials in our face, or blinking and popping up at us?"

I go to boston.com, they've got a big Opening Day picture on the front page-but it quickly gets covered up by some floating ad. Are the ads for the same company littering the page not enough? Shouldn't there be an option--not to turn them off, but to turn them on? When they notice that 0% of people CHOOSE to turn pop-up ads on, then they'd stop making them altogether.

CC IN TROUBLE IN THE FIRST!

Jere said...

Goddamn it. He had 1st and 2nd, 1 out. Knowing a DP could get him out of it, I waited to write that CC was in trouble. Passed ball makes it 2nd and 3rd, so I make the statement. Almost instantly, he gets a grounder where they get the runner at home, and another groundout to end the inning. Shit! Ah, the Orioles...they haven't changed a bit.

Jere said...

So may people assumed last year that the Yanks and Red Sox were the to two teams in payroll. The Sox were actually fourth. Yet this today from USA Today: "The Boston Red Sox lowered their players' salaries by $12 million, dropping them to fourth place in the salary derby"

I guess they just assumed we'd been higher than fourth, instead of, you know, checking.

tim said...

wtf are ads? I haven't seen an ad online for two years

Jere said...

"top two teams," I meant to say. The P on my keyboard isn't doing so hot. And that's actually not a joke.

James said...

On the bus from Boston to New York, I sat by a sox fan who came down to Boston that morning for the game. He was very pissed.

Benjamin said...

Orioles lead the MFYs 3-1 after three innings.

L-girl said...

Could we please have a few places left on Earth without commercials in our face, or blinking and popping up at us?

Now you're playing my tune.

There are a few places left on earth like that, and we had better protect the hell out of them.

andy said...

Well Jere It all started out normal enough. My search for tickets that is. So I finally ended up on Stub Hub buying two tickets right next to the angels dugout in the first row. First row on the field. It is the Ben Affleck seats on angel stadium. I am sure I am over selling it. Seats 3 and 4 in row 1 of section 108. I should make it on TV. So look out for me. I will email Allan throughout. Too bad the comments don't have a twitter like input method.

Benjamin said...

4-1 BAL in the 5th.

Jere said...

5-1 Orioles in the fifth. Still 2 on, 1 out.

Jere said...

make it 3 on, 0 out

andy said...

CC is awesome.

andy said...

And Thorne slammed CC for being so highly paid and getting pulled after giving up 6. We think alike. But it is too early to tell just how good he will be.

Jere said...

6 ER for CC, and he's outta there. I really hope some of his three runners score here.

Jere said...

Double play immediately, CF to home. Inning over. 6-1 after 5. Should be more.

Benjamin said...

6-3 Os in the sixth.

Jere said...

6 to freakin' 5 now in the 7th

Pepe Lepew said...

Did I just see that Baltimore rang up 6 runs on Sabathia?
:)

Jere said...

It's about time the O's get the best of the Yanks on a Jeffrey Maier special. Too bad it wasn't the playoffs.

tim said...

Watchin' the yankees suck shit - good times!

Benjamin said...

10-5 Os heading into the top of the ninth. Too bad the Mets' win will steal the MFYs' thunder on the tabloid pages tomorrow.

vrictare said...

Yanks lose, 10-5, to the Orioles.

C.C. didn't have a single strikeout for the first time since 2005.

Yay.

What's sad is, I was a fan of C.C. with the Brewers, but now I have to root against him.

A Conformer said...

Hey JoSers, what's up?
Just dropping in quickly (from Nebaj, a smallish town in northern Guatemala) to wish us all a great season, many wins, etc. etc. I will probably not gamethread much (if any) until about June 1st, when I go back home, and even then it will be problematic with most games beginning at 2-3AM. But I will drop by when I can.
Until then, well... GO SOX! Here's for another great year.

Gambrinus said...

So anyone using mlb.tv: any thoughts on the new player? I think it's pretty terrible, personally, to the point where I'm mulling canceling my subscription.

andy said...

Guatemalan women...doable.

redsock said...

Too bad the Mets' win will steal the MFYs' thunder on the tabloid pages tomorrow.

I've got some stuff.

So anyone using mlb.tv: any thoughts on the new player? I think it's pretty terrible

I have the cheapest version and it seems the same. The ability to call up the box score in the lower left is somewhat neat, though the play-by-play does not have pitch-by-pitch on it.

I am curious about the HD quality picture, but I'm not spending the extra $ for that.

Benjamin said...

Yeah, I was wrong. The Post and Daily News didn't disappoint with their back covers this morning. Bring on the schadenfreude.