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Thursday, August 25, 2011

RedSox (79-50) @ Rangers (74-57), Thursday, August 25, 2011, 8:05pm

BOS: Andrew Miller (26, LHP, 5-1, 4.99)
TEX: Alexi Ogando (27, RHP, 12-5, 3.30)

The Primer Chimp Posted: August 25, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 51 comment(s)
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   1. ray james Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3909146)
Going for #80 tonight.

This will be a good test for Miller. The Rangers are good represent the quality of competition Miller will face if he's on the playoff roster. It will be interesting to see if he cracks.
   2. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:13 AM (#3909148)
Gonzalez really hits his HRs in bunches.
   3. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3909154)
Gonzalez really hits his HRs in bunches.


4 in 3 games - insane.

He had some good swings robbed in Fenway as well - what were we worried about?
   4. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3909167)
Gonzalez really hits his HRs in bunches.
   5. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3909169)
Really, Gonzalez's HR's are in bunches hit.
   6. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3909172)
5 in 3 games - insane.

He had some good swings robbed in Fenway as well - what were we worried about?
   7. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3909173)
Those home runs are freaking crushed as well
   8. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3909174)
Hey guys. Don't know if anyone noticed, but it seems like Gonzalez hits his HR's in bunches. What do you think?
   9. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3909176)
Miller doesn't have much of a follow-through, does he?
   10. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3909178)
Nor does he have much of a chance with this umpire.
   11. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3909179)
Has Miller looked as good as his numbers look?

Nice freaking turn!
   12. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:09 AM (#3909182)
He's actually been better than he looks - if the K-zone thing is right, the umpire really squeezed him last inning.

SALTY!
   13. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3909183)
Ogando was only allowing 0.7 HR/9 going into this game.
   14. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:11 AM (#3909184)
Whoa. Strike two to Reddick was crazy.
   15. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3909187)
Just as I was starting to pine for Russell Martin...
   16. Dan Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:18 AM (#3909190)
Man it's great to see Gonzalez going nuts like this. 5 homers in 10 AB now.

And Salty didn't even look like he got all of that.
   17. ray james Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:22 AM (#3909191)
It's also great to see Miller commanding his pitches well. He hasn't really gotten out of sync yet and he's getting lots of swings and misses.
   18. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:23 AM (#3909193)
Right now on NESN, I hear the crack of the bat before I see the ball hit it. Anyone else?
   19. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:24 AM (#3909194)
When you're THE Scott Feldman, you get those calls.
   20. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:26 AM (#3909195)
Nice job Gonzalez, you bum!
   21. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:26 AM (#3909196)
I fully expect Scott Feldman to completely shut the Red Sox down for the rest of this game.
   22. ray james Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:26 AM (#3909197)
I'm watching the Rangers telecast on MLB TV. The Rangers booth guys are pretty good.
   23. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:28 AM (#3909199)
Pedroia is back in horrible mode.
   24. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:31 AM (#3909201)
Wow. Miller's on fire right now.
   25. Dan Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:32 AM (#3909203)
Miller is really looking pretty decent. Certainly looking like a better use of a rotation spot than a washed up Wakefield.
   26. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:36 AM (#3909207)
Agreed about the Rangers booth guys. I haven't heard everyone, but they may be the least offensive ones I've heard. I'm kind of jealous of Ranger fans.
   27. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:40 AM (#3909210)
It's nice of Crawford to make sure that we don't get our hopes up that he's actually going to be competent.
   28. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:41 AM (#3909212)
Agreed about the Rangers booth guys. I haven't heard everyone, but they may be the least offensive ones I've heard. I'm kind of jealous of Ranger fans.


I have been listening to them today and through parts of the series
   29. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:41 AM (#3909214)
Also, I have on TV today the D Backs - nationals game with Arizona commentators - shocking - just ####### shocking
   30. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:48 AM (#3909216)
Squeezed on the 3-1?

Nice throw from Scutaro before btw
   31. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:55 AM (#3909219)
Nice.
   32. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:55 AM (#3909220)
Thanks for the free out Texas - especially with your freaking line up
   33. ray james Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:55 AM (#3909221)
Saltalamacchia is really throwing well. Even the one he airmailed had the runner nailed if he got it down.
   34. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:57 AM (#3909222)
Y'know, I'm all for energy efficiency, but what is with the explosion of energy.gov commercials on NESN in recent months? Especially the fact that they usually run two or even three in a row?
   35. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 01:58 AM (#3909223)
I fully expect Scott Feldman to completely shut the Red Sox down for the rest of this game.


It's bizzaro world to say the least....
   36. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:00 AM (#3909224)
I can't believe they even thought of Friday as an option for a double header...

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Red Sox will play a doubleheader against the A's Saturday, with game-times slated for noon and 5 p.m. The move is in response to the impending threat of Hurricane Irene, with the extra game on Saturday replacing Sunday's scheduled series finale.

"Yeah, but they weren't really good," said player representative Daniel Bard regarding other potential options. "That was what made the most sense for everybody. Obviously travel is going to be pretty rough leading up to it so we were trying to get creative and find another way to do it, but that's just how it worked out."

Red Sox ownership had originally proposed the idea of playing a doubleheader Friday, but with the team getting in early in the morning the same day after playing Thursday night in Texas, that was not considered an option by the players.

"That was their first thing and we can't do that," Bard said. "You can't ask guys to play 18 innings after getting in at 5 a.m. That was quickly shot down. We would rather play the game after the season than do that."

The Red Sox players had also proposed the idea of playing Sunday's game at the end of the regular season schedule, but were told such a scenario wasn't an option. The teams will, however, have to play after the scheduled 162-game slate if either game is rained out Saturday.

"We thought it was as players, but it turned out it wasn't," said Bard of the option.
   37. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:04 AM (#3909226)
Not even to the warning track. Gonzalez sucks.
   38. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:04 AM (#3909227)
Jesus - I thought that was number 3
   39. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:08 AM (#3909228)
Hopefully they can get at least another two innings from Miller
   40. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:08 AM (#3909229)
Pitching change as I type that...I forgot about his pitch count
   41. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:09 AM (#3909230)
Jesus - the Yankees won 22-9 - I saw it last at around 11 I think
   42. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:10 AM (#3909232)
I know it's just one outing, but suddenly there's a ray of hope for another decent postseason starter.
   43. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:11 AM (#3909233)
Pitch count only 83 pitches? Surprised to see Miller come out there.
   44. Mattbert Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:14 AM (#3909234)
Great outing from Miller. I fully expected he'd get lit up.
   45. Joel W Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:14 AM (#3909235)
Crazy thing about the Yankees game was that it was 6-1 Oakland and that my Yankee fan friends were all ######## about how they couldn't get runs home from 3rd with less than one out.
   46. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3909236)
Jesus - the Yankees won 22-9 - I saw it last at around 11 I think

Three grand slams. Three!
   47. Mattbert Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:27 AM (#3909242)
I fully expect Scott Feldman to completely shut the Red Sox down for the rest of this game.

Wow, mister! How could you tell? Are you a magician or something?
   48. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:30 AM (#3909244)
Three grand slams. Three!


Is that a record?

Crazy thing about the Yankees game was that it was 6-1 Oakland and that my Yankee fan friends were all ######## about how they couldn't get runs home from 3rd with less than one out.


Early on I was having a giggle about Hughes as well - then missed the fireworks afterwards
   49. Darren Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:33 AM (#3909246)
Yes, it's a record.
   50. Mattbert Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:47 AM (#3909256)
You guys still think Reddick will be okay? I'm starting to worry.
   51. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: August 26, 2011 at 02:53 AM (#3909257)
You guys still think Reddick will be okay? I'm starting to worry.


I like him heaps still - but think he's a valuable fourth outfielder
   52. ray james Posted: August 26, 2011 at 03:05 AM (#3909264)
He'll be fine. The pitchers have found a weak spot-pounding him inside with low breaking pitches. Once he learns to lay off them, he'll go bak to raking again.

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