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Sunday, September 25, 2011

RedSox (88-69) @ Yankees (96-61), Sunday, September 25, 2011, 6:30pm

BOS: John Lackey (32, RHP, 12-12, 6.49)
NYY: Ivan Nova (24, RHP, 16-4, 3.62)

The Primer Chimp Posted: September 25, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 1094 comment(s)
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   1. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:02 PM (#3935642)
So are we skipping the Burnett/Wakefield game? Seems like a good idea.
   2. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:04 PM (#3935646)
Kenny and Coney in the booth, beers in the fridge, pollo asada for the grill, time for an afternoon of baseball.
   3. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:07 PM (#3935648)
GLad to see Crawford batting 2nd and Gonzalez batting 5th again, because it worked so wonderfully yesterday. And Conor Jackson in RF against a RHP is a nice touch too.
   4. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:11 PM (#3935651)
Setting the over/under line on combined wild pitches + passed balls today at 4.5 ...
   5. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:12 PM (#3935652)
That's way too low for a Burnett/Wakefield start.
   6. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:13 PM (#3935653)
Meh. Out.
   7. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:14 PM (#3935654)
4 - That's per pitcher, right?
   8. aleskel Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:15 PM (#3935656)
there are few things that would make me prefer a football game over a baseball game, but AJ Burnett vs. Tim Wakefield is one of them
   9. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:18 PM (#3935660)
I live in the Bronx and for some reason this game is blacked out on both YES and TBS. This is really ####### annoying.
   10. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:18 PM (#3935661)
Marvelous.

/bitter sarcasm
   11. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:22 PM (#3935666)
So how many runs will Wakefield allow this inning? I'm thinking 2-3.
   12. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:22 PM (#3935667)
Brett's bunting for hits has gotten much, much better this year.
   13. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:23 PM (#3935668)
Nah, just 1.
   14. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:23 PM (#3935669)
@#^^*&#!
   15. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:23 PM (#3935670)
It's as if..they don't even understand baseball. The TBS anchors before the show, and the players themselves.

How can Ellsbury not understand that getting picked off there is going to take some air out of his teams tires? I know he's been told 'not to try and do too much'. It's asinine.

And the anchors. Ripkin Jr.: "I think the Red Sox find a way to win." HOW???. I think David Wells was the only one who got it.
   16. Joel W Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:23 PM (#3935671)
This is just so vomit inducing.
   17. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:24 PM (#3935672)
This is hilarious. I dunno why more teams haven't pull this on Wakefield. He's completely incapable of fielding bunts.
   18. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:25 PM (#3935674)
Un-#######-real.
   19. Joel W Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:26 PM (#3935675)
This looks like a bad plot to a baseball movie.
   20. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:26 PM (#3935676)
Hooray for the stupid giant glove needed to catch Wakefield's gimmick pitch!
   21. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:26 PM (#3935677)
It's like playing a videogame and knowing the exploits.
   22. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:27 PM (#3935678)
Well, I haven't seen that before.

Guess 4.5 was a bit too low ...
   23. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:28 PM (#3935680)
I'm amazed that throw didn't sail into the outfield.
   24. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:29 PM (#3935681)
Pulling the infield in in the frist inning? Really?

Oh, OK, it doesn't matter, another WP/PB.
   25. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:29 PM (#3935682)
Uh ... I meant an over/under of 4.5 ... in the 1st inning!

Yeah, that's what I meant ...
   26. Joel W Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:29 PM (#3935683)
no balls hit out of the infield. 2 runs. #### ME.
   27. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:29 PM (#3935684)
Is it just me, or has Saltalamacchia completely forgotten everything he'd learned about catching Wakefield over the past couple of weeks? I mean, he used to look at least passable.
   28. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:30 PM (#3935685)
#### it. Let Wakefield pitch the whole game and let them score 30 runs. Save the bullpen.
   29. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:35 PM (#3935690)
I'm glad this is happening. Clean ####### house. This is literally like playing against a computer whose AI is completly ###### up*. I've never in my life seen a team so stubborn to change, that just keeps throwing out the same guys and expecting different results. I have DUMPED teams for less. If this was any other team, I would dump them until they got a new manager and GM.

*I've railed against them in years past for doing things like playing a crippled 3B or playing Wake when his leg literally dragged behind him because it was dead, but this is a critical failure.
   30. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:39 PM (#3935692)
Oh fer ####'S SAKE, AJ.
   31. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:39 PM (#3935693)
And Burnett walks the first batter on 4 pitches after being given the 2-run lead.
   32. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:39 PM (#3935694)
This is still AJ Burnett folks, all is not yet lost.
   33. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:41 PM (#3935695)
And of course.
   34. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:42 PM (#3935696)
Wait, we're playing Conor Jackson today? Really?
   35. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:43 PM (#3935698)
Damn, that's what I should have made the bet of the day ... what would be higher at the end of the game ... Burnett's WP total, or Gonzalez's GiDPs?
   36. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:43 PM (#3935699)
Sure, don't even try and run Burnett's pitch count up. Just suck.
   37. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:44 PM (#3935700)
Well don't want Reddick facing a leftie..oh wait...
   38. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:45 PM (#3935701)
Well don't want Reddick facing a leftie..oh wait...

You see, Francona was worried about Reddick chasing too many pitches lately, so it makes more sense to play someone who can't hit at all.
   39. Mayor Blomberg Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:48 PM (#3935703)
Did Girardi decide on the split squad lineups to give Boston a shot at the DH sweep?
   40. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:49 PM (#3935704)
Did Girardi decide on the split squad lineups to give Boston a shot at the DH sweep?


He decided on the split squad lineups to make it that much more humiliating for the Red Sox when they get swept.
   41. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:54 PM (#3935708)
Of course it's foul.
   42. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:56 PM (#3935710)
Wow, ITPHR by Zobrist, Bautista hurt on the play.
   43. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:56 PM (#3935711)
Rays up 2-0 on an Upton HR and a Zobrist ITP HR.
   44. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:56 PM (#3935712)
WC Race will be tied 8 hours from now.
   45. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 05:57 PM (#3935713)
Can't catch a single ####### break, meanwhile the Rays are hitting ITP HRs.
   46. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:04 PM (#3935717)
I hate baseball.
   47. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:06 PM (#3935719)
You know...it occurs to me that the Red Sox might not make the playoffs.
   48. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:08 PM (#3935720)
Just lose tomorrow and Tuesday while Tampa wins. Do NOT dragthis out until Wednesday or Thursday.
   49. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:10 PM (#3935722)
Benji, it's over. I know because Ray told me so
   50. Swedish Chef Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:12 PM (#3935724)
It just occurred to me that this might be Wakefield's last appearance in the major leagues. I can't see Red Sox signing him next year.
   51. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:13 PM (#3935725)
Where is Ray, anyway?

I would like to state for the record that while I am no longer confident at all, I do still hold out a fair bit of hope.
   52. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:13 PM (#3935726)
Benji, it's over. I know because Ray told me so


Funny how Ray's bleating stopped over the last few days, huh?
   53. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:13 PM (#3935727)
Ellsbury refuses to get with the program!
   54. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:14 PM (#3935728)
"Jump on my back, boys."
   55. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:14 PM (#3935729)
It just occurred to me that this might be Wakefield's last appearance in the major leagues. I can't see Red Sox signing him next year.


If they re-sign him next year I'm going to be ####### pissed.
   56. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:14 PM (#3935732)
Better a solo home run than a walk ...
   57. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:19 PM (#3935735)
SO glad that Crawford's batting 2nd.
   58. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:32 PM (#3935744)
Frickin' 2-R HR for Longoria, 4-1 Rays.
   59. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:33 PM (#3935745)
Starting Conor jackson is looking pretty ####### brilliant.
   60. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:36 PM (#3935748)
No hubris in that "I'll be there for the playoffs" commercial at all, Ace Tickets.
   61. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:37 PM (#3935749)
CRAWFORD ES GOOD DEFENCE
   62. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:37 PM (#3935750)
The hell, Crawford?
   63. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:37 PM (#3935751)
Crawford should have caught that, and instead he can't even play it on a hop. Why again is he the one not benched while Reddick is?
   64. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:37 PM (#3935752)
Is Carl Crawford a double agent?

WTF???
   65. Greg K Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:38 PM (#3935753)
Radio guys are not happy with Crawford. I'm guessing that was poorly played?
   66. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:40 PM (#3935754)
Greg, sinking liner, Crawford started to come in to get it on the fly, backed off late and just missed it entirely, went to the wall.

Oh, and: &@%#$!!
   67. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:41 PM (#3935756)
Enjoy your retirement.
   68. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3935757)
Gotta say that this is pretty friggin' hilarious. I mean, just about as much fun as I've had watching baseball between two teams I don't really care for/about in YEARS.

Go Yankees! Go Rays!
   69. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3935758)
Also, the only reason I've really started enjoying this is the Ray DiPerna factor. Man, it'll be amusing to watch him back-and-fill if the Rays pull it off.
   70. Swedish Chef Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:45 PM (#3935762)
Albers is not quite a white flag.
   71. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:47 PM (#3935764)
Wow, after it looked like we'd pass 4.5 in the 1st inning, we're still only at 1 wild pitch and 1 passed ball in the 5th and Wakefield's out of the game.

Who'da thunk it?
   72. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3935767)
Gotta say that this is pretty friggin' hilarious. I mean, just about as much fun as I've had watching baseball between two teams I don't really care for/about in YEARS.


Gotta say, I feel the exact same way...and I'm a Red Sox fan.

So, are they contractually obligated to wear those ugly softball shirts? Didn't they wear them yesterday, or do they not have enough money for two sets of the road grays?
   73. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:55 PM (#3935768)
Singleton's a great announcer, but he just made five mistakes in his little recap of that 1964 NL race.

Bunning and Short pitched on two days rest, not one

The Phillies won the last one games of the season, not just the last one

Gibson pitched on one day's rest in the season finale

But he didn't start; he pitched in relief

And the Cardinals won 11 to 5, not by a shutout

Not bad for about 20 seconds worth of reminiscing...
   74. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:55 PM (#3935769)
I'm not exactly on the fire-Terry bandwagon, but how can Don & Jerry really be this shocked by people talking about his job being on the line?
   75. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:55 PM (#3935770)
So that's what happens when you put a real pitcher on the mound?...well we don't want any of that. Let's stick a 45 year old knuckler who can't field his position on the mound instead of cobbling together a BP game.
   76. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:56 PM (#3935771)
EDIT: The Phillies won the last one two games of the season, not just the last one
   77. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:56 PM (#3935772)
Nice Jolly.
   78. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:59 PM (#3935773)
Jacoby Ellsbury is awesome, no matter how utterly useless the rest of the team is right now.
   79. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:59 PM (#3935774)
Ellsbury is the only player who doesn't suck right now. It's amazing.
   80. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:59 PM (#3935775)
It was nice of Ellsbury to show up. I wonder where the rest of the Red Sox are.
   81. nick swisher hygiene Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:00 PM (#3935776)
if he gets through 6, 2 ER, AJ becomes the 4th playoff starter for the Yanks, I suspect--not sure how good I feel about that....
   82. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:01 PM (#3935777)
So, are they contractually obligated to wear those ugly softball shirts? Didn't they wear them yesterday, or do they not have enough money for two sets of the road grays?
I like the blue unis.
   83. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:01 PM (#3935778)
Crawford batting 2nd is ####### ridiculous.
   84. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:01 PM (#3935779)
I'm not trying to be a negative nelly here, just trying to shine a little truth on things, so allow me a moment here. Every time Ellsbury hits a HR he thinks,:

"Thanks for cheering Red Sox Nation!! But thanks to Youk, your insane fanbase, and the contract you gave Crawford...I'm gonna cost ya 20mill a year. Better start buying bobbleheads!!"
   85. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:04 PM (#3935780)
Thanks to Youk?
   86. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:05 PM (#3935781)
I just can't believe they're actually going to start Lackey in the night cap instead of giving Aceves a go. Must win game, and they're going to start the worst pitcher in MLB. What the #### is the upside? Maybe he gets through 5 innings allowed 3 or 4 runs? You can't ####### go into a game you need to win conceding that.
   87. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:05 PM (#3935782)
Youk was the one who openly questioned Ellsbury's toughness last year, IIRC.
   88. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:08 PM (#3935784)
Oh, right. Thx.
   89. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:14 PM (#3935786)
How is it possible that Derek Jeter is batting .300 on the season at this point? After how he began?
   90. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:14 PM (#3935787)
Jeter's reached .300.

I'd never have believed you that he could ever come close before he went on the disabled list ...
   91. nick swisher hygiene Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:15 PM (#3935788)
that's .300, three-#############-hundred, ladies!
   92. Swedish Chef Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:15 PM (#3935789)
How is it possible that Derek Jeter is batting .300 on the season at this point? After how he began?

He gave up monogamy.
   93. nick swisher hygiene Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:16 PM (#3935790)
damnit! Cokes to you both, ladies ;-)
   94. Mayor Blomberg Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:17 PM (#3935792)
not the first time this year he's been there, either.
   95. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:17 PM (#3935794)
Jays just PH Teahan for Bautista.
   96. Jay Seaver Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:17 PM (#3935795)
Hey, Connor Jackson just did something useful!

...

So, no Ellsbury coming up next inning, right? Darn.
   97. Textbook Editor Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:20 PM (#3935796)
I'd fire Francona between games at this point, just to shake things up.
   98. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:20 PM (#3935797)
I'd fire Francona between games at this point, just to shake things up.


I could get behind this idea.
   99. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:21 PM (#3935798)
And another Gonzalez GIDP!
   100. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 07:21 PM (#3935799)
Way to step up when the team needs you, Adrian.
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