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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

RedSox (85-56) @ Blue Jays (70-72), Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 7:07pm

BOS: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 6-6, 4.95)
TOR: Brandon Morrow (26, RHP, 9-10, 4.78)

The Primer Chimp Posted: September 07, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 140 comment(s)
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   1. tfbg9 Posted: September 07, 2011 at 03:41 PM (#3918583)
Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 6-6, 4.95


He's gonna win! He's awesome!
   2. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 10:47 PM (#3918974)
The sensational of logging on and seeing Wakefield is pitching, can't be matched.

I expect 0 runs in support anyway the way they have been hitting anyway
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:05 PM (#3918984)
My wish is for Tim Wakefield to just have one more good start. One more. He isn't good anymore, he wouldn't deserve a roster spot, let alone a starting slot, if the rotation weren't so ravaged by injuries and ineffectiveness. But he could pitch good just one more time. C'mon Timmeh.
   4. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:10 PM (#3918987)
As an aside, I've had Brandon Morrow in fantasy this year, and he is just utterly maddening.

149 IP, 136 H, 16 HR, 57 BB, 172 K ... 64.4% strand rate leads to a 4.78 ERA.

It's been so consistent - five no-hit innings, surrounding an inning where he gives up a leadoff single and it turns into four runs.
   5. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:12 PM (#3918991)
surrounding an inning where he gives up a leadoff single and it turns into four runs.


Hopefully this one
   6. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:13 PM (#3918992)
Surely my citation of the stat means we're looking as a Squander.
   7. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:16 PM (#3918993)
Surely my citation of the stat means we're looking as a Squander.

That's how we roll with the bases loaded!
   8. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:16 PM (#3918994)
Sox are not scoring a run here
   9. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#3918995)
And as I write that Youk comes up with the clutch HBP!
   10. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:18 PM (#3918997)
For ####'s sake.
   11. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:19 PM (#3918998)
#### Crawford is a joke - a ####### joke
   12. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3918999)
Scutaro prevents the squander!
   13. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:22 PM (#3919000)
The Sox really suck at the whole not taking extra bases thing. Especially Youk...
   14. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:23 PM (#3919001)
Great to see Youks making another pointless out at third.

No ####### excuses for Wakefield now btw
   15. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:29 PM (#3919005)
Wakefield as mystified by the 4th ball as me
   16. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:29 PM (#3919006)
I hope the Red Sox can hold the lead for at least one inning...
   17. ray james Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:33 PM (#3919011)
Well, that wasn't bad. One run.

What I'm hoping for is the Sox have a substantial through 5, so Tito can yank him and we can get past this whole "Wakefield seeks 200th win, thing".
   18. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:37 PM (#3919013)
Why would the roof be open tonight, with the threat of rain?
   19. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:38 PM (#3919014)
Nice catch there from McCoy
   20. Dan Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3919016)
Wakefield blows.
   21. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3919017)
###
   22. ray james Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3919018)
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKK!
   23. Dan Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3919019)
The roof is probably open because of the belief that the Knuckleball works better in a dome.

Wakefield is never getting win #200.
   24. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3919020)
Love how unhurriedly Gonzalez made that play. Baseball just moves at a slower pace in his mind, I think,
   25. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:58 PM (#3919024)
####### Wakefield.
   26. Dan Posted: September 07, 2011 at 11:59 PM (#3919025)
I think I'm going to go take a nap. That should be a lot better than watching Wakefield "pitch". Later!
   27. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3919027)
Wakefield is never getting win #200.

I'm hust going to call him 199 from now on.
   28. Hugh Jorgan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3919031)
And to reiterate Teddy's sentiment in post 1. Wake is AWESOME...woo-f*cking-hoo!
   29. Hugh Jorgan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3919032)
did gameday just say Bautista stole home? WTF happened there?
   30. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3919033)
Wouldn't it be great if some boxscore freak found out Wakefield was entitled to a win earlier in his career he wasn't awarded and we can all celebrate his riding off into the sunset?
   31. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3919036)
Tito, take him the #### out. He can't pitch anymore.
   32. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3919037)
Stealing home is the last straw. If there's one thing a veteran is expected to do, it's to not make mental mistakes.
   33. John Q. Username Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:12 AM (#3919040)
The guy has been a wreck from the very first pitch. This will not end well. Conceding the division.
   34. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:21 AM (#3919044)
ELLS-BURY
   35. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:24 AM (#3919048)
Ellsbury is unreal.
   36. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#3919049)
3 runs in one good inning, 4 runs in the next good inning. classic Morrow.

Now Wake just needs to get through two innings somehow.
   37. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:30 AM (#3919050)
Please let Wakefield pull this one out so we don't have to watch this anymore.
   38. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:31 AM (#3919051)
Just one more inning. One more effin inning.
   39. Textbook Editor Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3919053)
Honest question: Why wouldn't a team like the Padres take a flier on Wakefield as a 5th starter in 2012? He'd be in the NL, in a cavernous ballpark with decent OFs behind him... I mean, I know he's probably done, etc. but it would be an interesting flier to take.
   40. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3919054)
I can't believe Papi's around 1000 OPS.
   41. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3919056)
Way to go, Papi.

It appears the Red Sox are intent to end the drama and get Wake what he needs.
   42. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3919057)
Why wouldn't a team like the Padres take a flier on Wakefield as a 5th starter in 2012? He'd be in the NL, in a cavernous ballpark with decent OFs behind him... I mean, I know he's probably done, etc. but it would be an interesting flier to take.
A minimum salary / NRI thing? Sure. That's very common for a pitcher who's probably done, but not surely done.

Anyway, I think it's moot- Wake never would've signed that perpetual option contract if he weren't planning to retire once his Sox days were done.
   43. Textbook Editor Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3919060)
He's not going to get to 193 in a Red Sox uniform, alas. I just can't see that happening, which is kind of a shame.
   44. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3919062)
and Crawford doesn't swing at ball 4! Amazing!
   45. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#3919068)
One inning, Timmeh. One inning.
   46. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3919075)
One. More. Out.
   47. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3919076)
5 innings!
   48. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3919077)
OK, he's qualified for the win. For once, Tito, do NOT put him out there for another inning.
   49. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3919078)
Thank you, Jose!!
   50. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3919080)
It is very, very important for the bullpen to hold this lead.
   51. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3919081)
It's 95 pitches, so I really do think he'll be done...

Morales is up. yes.
   52. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3919087)
Thanks goodness Morales is in the game. Now at least we have a chance of holding the lead.
   53. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3919089)
Thanks goodness Morales is in the game.


The first time those words were ever spoken and meant.
   54. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:15 AM (#3919090)
Oh Christ.
   55. Dan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:17 AM (#3919092)
He's not going to get to 193 in a Red Sox uniform, alas. I just can't see that happening, which is kind of a shame.


I just don't see why people think this. Yeah, Wakefield had a good career for the Red Sox, but despite how his career ended, Clemens was an all-time great for Boston and is a much better name to have in the record book. It's also really cool that he's tied with Cy Young on that stat, who is of course Cy Young.
   56. Textbook Editor Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:18 AM (#3919093)
Wheeler then who for the 7th?
   57. Textbook Editor Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:21 AM (#3919094)
I just don't see why people think this. Yeah, Wakefield had a good career for the Red Sox, but despite how his career ended, Clemens was an all-time great for Boston and is a much better name to have in the record book. It's also really cool that he's tied with Cy Young on that stat, who is of course Cy Young.


Eh, me I'd just think it was cool a knuckleballer held the all-time wins record for a team like the Red Sox. Would just be a good story. I have nothing against Cy Young.
   58. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:22 AM (#3919096)
I just don't see why people think this. Yeah, Wakefield had a good career for the Red Sox, but despite how his career ended, Clemens was an all-time great for Boston and is a much better name to have in the record book. It's also really cool that he's tied with Cy Young on that stat, who is of course Cy Young.


I can't speak for anyone else, but for me it's because Wake is my all-time favorite Sox player, and I soured on Roger long before he left town. So, I'd have liked to have seen him take the top spot. Pretty simple really, and I suspect it's the same for others.
   59. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#3919098)
yeah, I just really like Wake, too. I like seeing him achieve stuff.
   60. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:26 AM (#3919100)
Top of the Blue Jays order goes R-L-R-R. Wheeler's in there for at least four more batters, provided he doesn't implode.
   61. Dan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:33 AM (#3919110)
That was an amazingly defensive swing for a 3-1 count.
   62. Darren Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:41 AM (#3919113)
I thought that was why they got an excellent-fielding LF, so he could turn plays like that into outs.
   63. Textbook Editor Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:42 AM (#3919114)
Get Bard up.
   64. John Q. Username Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:42 AM (#3919116)
Crawford looked like he got caught by surprise.... unacceptable.
   65. Darren Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:42 AM (#3919117)
Also, wining 200 would be enough for Wake--he doesn't need to sully the Red Sox record books by taking the wins record from Clemens and Cy.
   66. Darren Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:44 AM (#3919118)
Miller's not a very good pitcher but he does look very cool.
   67. Darren Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:46 AM (#3919119)
Wheeler is getting a chance in a reasonably close game, one with actual meaning of some sort (#200). I think this is a sign that they may be warming to him.
   68. Darren Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:51 AM (#3919123)
Karate Taco Bell guy makes me wonder if I'm going to the wrong Taco Bell.
   69. Dan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:54 AM (#3919126)
I'm pretty sure if you're going to any Taco Bell you're wrong.
   70. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: September 08, 2011 at 01:57 AM (#3919128)
I'm pretty sure if you're going to any Taco Bell you're wrong.

Was just going to say the same thing, but refreshed in time...

Also Ellsblurry is awesome.
   71. Dan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:05 AM (#3919134)
Bard doesn't have it tonight.
   72. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:06 AM (#3919135)
I think I may vomit.
   73. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:07 AM (#3919136)
oh for ##### sake - we will never hear the end of this if Wake doesn't get his win
   74. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:10 AM (#3919139)
That was strike 2 it seemed
   75. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:10 AM (#3919140)
Oh come on.
   76. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:11 AM (#3919142)
Serious? You thought that was a ball? Nice try
   77. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:11 AM (#3919143)
That pitch was unhittable.
   78. John Q. Username Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:16 AM (#3919145)
unbelievable. just unbelievable.
   79. Textbook Editor Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:16 AM (#3919147)
Just unreal.
   80. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3919148)
####### grand Slam coming up
   81. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:17 AM (#3919149)
This should be Papelbon. There was ample time to warm him.
   82. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3919150)
Three more feet the other way and that's an out. I do not like this, not at all.
   83. Answer Guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:18 AM (#3919151)
If I were Bard I'd probably have put that 3-2 on a goddamned tee. I don't like where this is going.
   84. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3919152)
There goes the win on ball 4 in 5,4,3,2,1...
   85. John Q. Username Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3919153)
He will walk in the tying run......now
   86. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3919154)
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
   87. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:19 AM (#3919155)
Horrible - I'm turning this off now - see you later
   88. Answer Guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3919156)
There were several Three's Company episodes less predictable than that walk.
   89. Dan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3919157)
And now Albers coming in with the bases loaded? Jesus.
   90. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:20 AM (#3919158)
And there it went.
   91. Answer Guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:21 AM (#3919159)
ALBERS?! Did Tito schedule a ####### Caribbean cruise for October or something?!
   92. karlmagnus Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3919161)
Not Wake's best outing by any means but I think that's now the fifth time the relievers and the offense have robbed him of #200.
   93. Answer Guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:22 AM (#3919162)
Not that Wakefield deserved to win tonight exactly. Yet another lousy, bullpen-taxing outing that offense nearly bailed him out of.
   94. Textbook Editor Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3919164)
This is my quest, to garner that win... no matter how hopeless... no matter how far...
   95. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3919165)
Fuuckkkkkkk
   96. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:24 AM (#3919166)
Well, at least they actually got a hit for those runs.
   97. Dan Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:25 AM (#3919167)
Just ####### groove the 3-2. You can't ####### walk him.
   98. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:25 AM (#3919168)
Good night.
   99. John Q. Username Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:25 AM (#3919169)
I'm done for a while with this team.
   100. ray james Posted: September 08, 2011 at 02:25 AM (#3919170)
I give up.
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