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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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   301. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:06 PM (#3936080)
Like they can do any worse than everyone else?
   302. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:06 PM (#3936081)
No runs that inning! Success!
   303. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:07 PM (#3936082)
Can you imagine the stories if Youk was in there? It'd be Willis Reed. No one will say a word tomorrow about Drew.
   304. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:07 PM (#3936083)
According to Kay, this conversation took place:

Boston Writer: Are you playing?
Drew: Well, they want me to
Writer: Are you ok?
Drew: No, I feel lousy

So nice of him to show up.
   305. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:07 PM (#3936084)
How should the team that signed Lackey to a gigantic contract be rewarded?


By blowing their postseason berth to the Rays by starting him in a must win game.
   306. BDC Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:08 PM (#3936085)
What a weird collection of developments. I've gone from assuming the Rangers would open the playoffs in New York, to anticipating them opening here in Arlington against Boston, to wondering if it would be the Rays here and even having a fair chance till the ninth inning of the A's-LA game that they'd open against Detroit, somewhere or other. All things considered, I may start hoping for Boston again, if only for the sake of my many Nation friends. Sox are not making it easy, though.
   307. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:08 PM (#3936086)
Wow ... if that's really true, that's incredible.

Kay was relating that the following conversation took place between games:

Reporter: So, you're playing tonight?

Drew: That's what they tell me.

Reporter: Uh, so, do you feel okay?

Drew: No, I feel lousy.
   308. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:09 PM (#3936087)
Drew hasn't faced major league pitching in 3 months. Playing him in a must win game reeks of desperation.
   309. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:09 PM (#3936088)
[307] Dammit, coke to RB (and I think he got it closer to what Kay said than I did).
   310. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:09 PM (#3936089)
Nice to see them make a desperation move for once even if it's not a good one.
   311. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM (#3936090)
I think it's hilarious that the announcers the past two days think it's unfathomable that Francona could lose his job for this collapse. They keep relying on the logic that he is not on the field playing, but...by the same token...why the #### do these guys get so much credit when all is well?
   312. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM (#3936091)
Lackey has thrown 38 pitches in this game without getting a single swinging strike.
   313. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:13 PM (#3936095)
I think it's hilarious that the announcers the past two days think it's unfathomable that Francona could lose his job for this collapse. They keep relying on the logic that he is not on the field playing, but...by the same token...why the #### do these guys get so much credit when all is well?


Anyone who thinks Francona shouldn't take any of the blame for a .600+ team suddenly going on a 5-17 stretch must think the manager has no impact on the games at all. And thus they should think Francona should be fired anyway, since his 2012 option is for something like $4 million. If the guy has such a small effect on the games, how could be worth $4M?
   314. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:14 PM (#3936096)
At this point I don't see anything short of the AL pennant saving his job
   315. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM (#3936097)
I think even an ALCS appearance would save his job. But yeah, even if they back into the playoffs, if they get swept out of the first round I think he's toast.
   316. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM (#3936098)
At this point I don't see anything short of the AL pennant saving his job
If they make the ALCS, he's probably coming back. If they make the ALDS and don't get swept, he's got a shot.

I think it's likely that we'll see a big disconnect between Red Sox fans and the Red Sox FO this winter, as they don't want to spend their precious offseason time getting a new manager. Theo likes Tito.
   317. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#3936099)
Coolstandings seems to think a 0.5 game lead means the Sox have a 76% chance at the playoffs. SOmething is seriously flawed about their methodology.
   318. karlmagnus Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM (#3936100)
It's Theo they need to ditch. He's responsible for assembling this disaster.
   319. Esoteric Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:18 PM (#3936101)
I think there is zero percent chance that Francona gets fired no matter what.

It would amuse me greatly if he did, but it isn't happening. The man has two World Series victories and I-can't-even-remember-how-many playoff appearances under his belt for the Sox. It could happen next year, maybe, but not this year.
   320. Esoteric Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM (#3936102)
Coolstandings seems to think a 0.5 game lead means the Sox have a 76% chance at the playoffs. SOmething is seriously flawed about their methodology.
Pretty sure it has something to do with strength-of-schedule. The Sox get to play the O's, whereas the Rays have to face the Yanks.
   321. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM (#3936103)
SOmething is seriously flawed about their methodology.
They're projecting every game based on full-season Pyth records.
   322. joeysdadjoe Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:19 PM (#3936105)
Coolstandings seems to think a 0.5 game lead means the Sox have a 76% chance at the playoffs. SOmething is seriously flawed about their methodology.

Doesn't seem to take momentum into account.
   323. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#3936106)
I thought the Pythagorean was not predictive, merely indicative of whether the team was playing above or below its true abilities, or somesuch.
   324. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#3936107)
[319] This. I'd be completely and utterly shocked if Francona loses his job, regardless of what happens.
   325. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#3936109)
I think it's likely that we'll see a big disconnect between Red Sox fans and the Red Sox FO this winter, as they don't want to spend their precious offseason time getting a new manager. Theo likes Tito.


My experience from reading things around makes it seem like the fans want to keep Francona more than the FO will. I was looking at SoSH (yes I was really bored), and some fans on there were basically calling anyone who suggested Francona might be on the hot seat morons for thinking he has anything but assured tenure.
   326. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#3936110)
McClellan with dinner plans, evidently.
   327. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3936111)
It would amuse me greatly if he did, but it isn't happening. The man has two World Series victories and I-can't-even-remember-how-many playoff appearances under his belt for the Sox. It could happen next year, maybe, but not this year.


You can't count to 6?
   328. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3936112)
Scapegoating Francona smacks of Mass Hysteria, IMHO.
   329. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3936113)
Again, I want to mention the hilarity of the TBS pre-game show.

ECK: "I think the Sox make it into the playoffs. They'll split the double-header."

RIPKEN JR.: "Sox will find a way to make it into the playoffs." (It's not a mystery novel dude)

WELLS: (Slightly chuckling like Sgt. Hulka in Stripes "Ok Mr. Helper") "Heh..hh,...Yanks."
   330. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:22 PM (#3936114)
MLB.tv assaulting my senses with a non-stop barrage of ads featuring Jenny McCarthy and Vince Neil. Can't they manage more than 2 sponsors per game?
   331. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:22 PM (#3936115)
I think there is zero percent chance that Francona gets fired no matter what.
I agree with this. After the Mets' collapse, Jaffe did an interesting piece on how teams like that have one of these disasters almost never fire their manager, though he never lasts very long after the collapse.
   332. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:23 PM (#3936117)
My experience from reading things around makes it seem like the fans want to keep Francona more than the FO will.
Maybe I don't have my finger on the pulse of the Nation (urk), but I am quite confident that the Red Sox FO does not want to fire Francona.
   333. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM (#3936118)
Scapegoating Francona smacks of Mass Hysteria, IMHO.
This comment smacks of failure to actually read what has been said. No one is being scapegoated.
   334. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM (#3936119)
Wait, no one ever answered my question from the first game, is Cuba Gooding Crawford a double agent???
   335. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:25 PM (#3936121)
After the Mets' collapse, Jaffe did an interesting piece on how teams like that have one of these disasters almost never fire their manager, though he never lasts very long after the collapse.
That's really more what I'm afraid of. A lame-duck manager is the worst-case scenario. If you might fire him, you have to fire him before the season.
   336. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:25 PM (#3936122)
MLB.tv assaulting my senses with a non-stop barrage of ads featuring Jenny McCarthy and Vince Neil. Can't they manage more than 2 sponsors per game?


You should just block the domain the ads come from. I haven't seen an MLB.tv ad since April.
   337. Dale Sams Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:26 PM (#3936123)
Scapegoating Francona smacks of Mass Hysteria, IMHO.


Whose decision was it to start Varitek tonight? How could Lavarnway possibly be worse? Call a bad game for the worst pitcher in baseball?

Who decided to not stretch out Aceves because he's MUCH more valuable throwing three innings while behind by four.

Who gave the ball to Wake and Lackey, the two worst pitchers in baseball rather than making a BP game or Doubront, or Mad Aunt Harriet or any-#######-body but those two?

Who moved one of the worst two batters on the team to the number 2 spot?

Who has been late with the hook all season long?


It's not Shaft.
   338. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:26 PM (#3936124)
Scapegoating Francona smacks of Mass Hysteria, IMHO.


I'm the biggest Tito backer going, hell, I wrote a Sox Theapy post on it earlier in the year but he's done an awful job. I am somewhat fearful that firing him would be a mistake. MCoA had a great comment elsewhere in all these threads. I don't remember what he said exactly but basically it was that just because Tito isn't the primary reason for this doesn't mean he hasn't been part of the problem.
   339. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:28 PM (#3936126)
Two rockets hit right at fielders that inning. Standard.
   340. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:30 PM (#3936128)
I think that Francona has lost this team. Players' Managers have a limited shelf life. The problem is not that he is a bad manager; he is a pretty good one when things are going well. But the fact is that he is now too much of a buddy and a friend and a peer to too many of these players after being the manager in Boston for 8 years. And during a slide like this, a team needs a leader to pull them out of it, not a buddy whose shoulder they can cry on.
   341. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:34 PM (#3936130)
I feel like the Red Sox just need something good to happen, or something funny or whatever to bring them out of this. I remember after the Yankees played so horribly down the stretch in September 2000, Luis Sojo fell down--tripped over his feet, really--trying to field a totally routine ground ball in the LDS. And that just seemed to loosen everyone up.
   342. The District Attorney Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:35 PM (#3936135)
A lame-duck manager is the worst-case scenario. If you might fire him, you have to fire him before the season.
Gammo earlier today:
Haywood Sullivan had it right:no megamarket manager should ever be in the last year of his contract. Start a season, next guaranteed
   343. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:35 PM (#3936136)
Primey for 337. "It's not Shaft"
   344. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM (#3936138)
3 consecutive scoreless innings! Amazing!
   345. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3936140)
You should just block the domain the ads come from. I haven't seen an MLB.tv ad since April.


How do I find out what the domain is?
   346. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM (#3936142)
Most of the blame for the Sox collapse should go to (a) injuries, (b) bad luck / lack of clutch in run distribution. But the collapse has also seen a pattern of terrible baseball, a lack of focus or a folding under pressure, which has led to innumerable mental and physical errors in the last three weeks.

As one marker of this, the Red Sox rate of errors in the field has tripled from their season average before the stretch run.
   347. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:40 PM (#3936143)
This is the stuff I added to /etc/hosts:

#for disabling ads on mlb.com
127.0.0.1 ad.auditude.com
127.0.0.1 asset.auditude.com
127.0.0.1 click.auditude.com

Not sure where you put that in Windows to do the same thing.
   348. Jim Wisinski Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:41 PM (#3936144)
I'm the biggest Tito backer going, hell, I wrote a Sox Theapy post on it earlier in the year but he's done an awful job. I am somewhat fearful that firing him would be a mistake. MCoA had a great comment elsewhere in all these threads. I don't remember what he said exactly but basically it was that just because Tito isn't the primary reason for this doesn't mean he hasn't been part of the problem.


I don't think they ought to fire Francona right now, what they do need though is a lot of offseason sessions with him and the front office to determine precisely what went wrong, was done wrong, and what they all can do in the future to prevent anything of this scale happening again. I don't think Francona deserves quite all the blame he's getting, there are obviously plenty of in-game decisions that are on him but I'm sure that if the front office wanted him to start someone besides Wakefield or Lackey then he would. Same goes to at least some extent for bullpen usage/who is in the lineup. I can't imagine Epstein just sitting there and letting Francona do whatever the hell he wants if Epstein wants something else.
   349. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:41 PM (#3936145)
[347] Cool, thanks, I'll play around with that in Firefox.
   350. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:43 PM (#3936148)
As one marker of this, the Red Sox rate of errors in the field has tripled from their season average before the stretch run.


I would also be curious to see if their O-swing rate is up during this stretch, MCoA, but I don't know where to get that information.

And not all the errors have been labeled as such. In the game yesterday, for example, Aviles not covering third and Crawford dropping the fly ball both counted as hits, I believe.
   351. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:43 PM (#3936150)
Lowrie also had one really good game when he got a start, and he was immediately benched for Aviles, who has had some amazing errors afield.
   352. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:44 PM (#3936151)
That was a better swing from Drew than I was expecting to see from a guy who hasn't faced live pitching.
   353. nick swisher hygiene Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:45 PM (#3936152)
what they do need though is a lot of offseason sessions with him and the front office to determine precisely what went wrong, was done wrong, and what they all can do in the future to prevent anything of this scale happening again.


--this sounds plausible at first, but....do teams ever do that with managers? do they think managers capable of changing in that way? I doubt it. it's just so much easier to fire the guy.
   354. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:46 PM (#3936154)
Well, Varitek finally found a way to make something positive happen.
   355. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3936155)
That's why Varitek is in the lineup. Lavarnway might have tried to get out of the way of that pitch!
   356. Hugh Jorgan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3936156)
hey, whoa, is this a rally I see happening? Even Tek got hit by a pitch, well done!
   357. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3936157)
NICE recovery, Ivan, that was a big spot.
   358. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:48 PM (#3936158)
The three green triangles in the middle of the box in this plot lead me to believe that study when it says how bad Varitek is at receiving pitches.
   359. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:50 PM (#3936160)
Varitek has more throwing errors this month than hits.
   360. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:51 PM (#3936161)
I don't think Francona deserves quite all the blame he's getting, there are obviously plenty of in-game decisions that are on him but I'm sure that if the front office wanted him to start someone besides Wakefield or Lackey then he would. Same goes to at least some extent for bullpen usage/who is in the lineup. I can't imagine Epstein just sitting there and letting Francona do whatever the hell he wants if Epstein wants something else.
What's on Francona is less the personnel usage, and more just the shitty baseball the team's been playing for three weeks. They are making mistakes all over the ballfield and playing like a bunch of scared high-schoolers. It's embarrassing.

And, Dan, there's no doubt that the total number of mistakes is much larger than the number of scorebook errors. I think the errors are telling evidence of a larger problem, not the problem in themselves.
   361. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:51 PM (#3936162)
NICE recovery, Ivan, that was a big spot.

I think our man's got a bit of El Duque in him.

Quick question for any historian: Has any contending team, or any team, ever had two black pitchers as 1-2 in their rotation? I can't think of any before C.C. / Nova.
   362. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:52 PM (#3936163)
The slack-jawed mouth-breather has really settled down since the 1st ...
   363. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:53 PM (#3936164)
What's surprised me most is that the Sox have kept running Wakefield and Lackey and Weiland out there.

Is there no one in AAA they could have called on in late Sept?
   364. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:55 PM (#3936167)
And, Dan, there's no doubt that the total number of mistakes is much larger than the number of scorebook errors. I think the errors are telling evidence of a larger problem, not the problem in themselves.


Oh, I agree. I was just saying the tripled error rate understates the issue. Which is impressive.
   365. Dan Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:57 PM (#3936169)
Quick question for any historian: Has any contending team, or any team, ever had two black pitchers as 1-2 in their rotation? I can't think of any before C.C. / Nova.


The A's had Vida Blue and Blue Moon Odom.
   366. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM (#3936170)
Critical inning for Nova.

Got to bear down and get through the middle of the lineup 1 more time.
   367. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM (#3936173)
What's surprised me most is that the Sox have kept running Wakefield and Lackey and Weiland out there.

Is there no one in AAA they could have called on in late Sept?


Kinda depends how far on the depth chart you're willing to go. Felix Doubront and Junichi Tazawa could have been options and of course there Aceves.

Other than that they aren't really stacked with minor league pit hing. Ranaudo could be an option a year from now but not yet.
   368. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM (#3936174)
Get somebody up.
   369. Jay Seaver Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:00 AM (#3936175)
Under other circumstances, I'd be a little excited here.
   370. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3936178)
If they make the playoffs...Beckett and Lester and Bedard... Ellsbury, Crawford, Reddick/Drew, AGon, Pedroia, Scutaro/Lowrie, Youkilis, Saltalamacchia, and Ortiz is a team that has to be respected. I don't care how they're playing now. If they make it, they have the personnel to succeed.
   371. rr Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3936179)
Lead single for Crawford; Lackey has settled down. 2-1 on Pedroia. Could be a key moment here.
   372. rr Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:02 AM (#3936180)
If they make it, they have the personnel to succeed.


Correct.
   373. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM (#3936181)
Man, Nova is having a hard time locating and now he's full on Ortiz. Big pitch here.
   374. Jay Seaver Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM (#3936182)
Just out of curiosity, what's the deal with Youkilis? When he first sat, it seemed like it was just "he needs some rest down the stretch", but now I'm wondering if he'd be on the DL if there were any point to it.
   375. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM (#3936183)
Oh Robby! C'mon.
   376. Jay Seaver Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:03 AM (#3936184)
Thank you, Mr. Cano!
   377. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3936185)
####.

Dammit, Cano.
   378. Jay Seaver Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3936187)
(This is what I'm reduced to - cheering for a bobble turning a double play into a single out)
   379. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3936188)
Damn, should've been a DP.

Better to get those out of the way before October.
   380. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3936189)
Nova looks really comfortable throwing that curve early, too bad it's not nasty enough to throw deeper in the count.
   381. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3936190)
Youlilis is having a flare of bursitis.
   382. Esoteric Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3936193)
Mark Teixeira may have just saved the game.
   383. Jay Seaver Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3936194)
RBI on a fielder's choice! Wooo!!!
   384. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3936195)
Wow. Tesh's play was a great as Robbie's was shitty.
   385. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3936196)
That was a sweet pick. Damnit, should be out of the inning. That saves a run though. Hopefully Nova can get out of it without more damage.
   386. Daryn Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3936197)
In the event of a playoff, the Sox don't have a rested starter. Maybe we'll see Aceves then.
   387. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3936198)
C'mon Nova, make that gem count!
   388. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3936199)
With the width of this strike zone and Lowrie at the plate, I think K looking is the most likely outcome.
   389. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936200)
Classic!
   390. Esoteric Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936201)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
   391. Dan Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936202)
In the event of a playoff, the Sox don't have a rested starter. Maybe we'll see Aceves then.


Lester is lined up for Thursday on normal rest, theoretically.
   392. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936203)
Whoa! That was...very unexpected.
   393. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936204)
Wow. That is some astoundingly bad luck. I don't know if I've even seen a bounce that good on a wild pitch.
   394. Esoteric Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936205)
OH MAN THAT'S RICH.
   395. Jay Seaver Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936206)
388 - Clearly, we need to stop thinking about "likely outcomes".
   396. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3936207)
Uh, how about somebody gets to pitch the next inning, okay Coffee Joe?
   397. dave h Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3936208)
How many more ridiculous things can happen to this team? Though if somehow Pedroia had made it over the tag, maybe that would be the crazy play that snapped them out of it.
   398. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3936209)
Look before you leap, 'toonie.
   399. Dan Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3936210)
Of course that ####### bounced right back to the catcher. It's not enough that the Red Sox play badly, they need bad luck too.
   400. Daryn Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3936212)
I heard Lester was coming back on short rest on Wednesday. I'm sure that'll be the case if the season is on the line.
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(1 - 4:02pm, Apr 05)
Last: A Dying Soul

Phillies (1-2) @ Cubs (1-2), Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:20pm
(1 - 4:41pm, Apr 04)
Last: SteveM.

Yankees (85-77) @ RedSox (97-65), Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:05pm
(1 - 7:15pm, Mar 20)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

RedSox (97-65) @ Yankees (85-77), Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:05pm
(2 - 2:19pm, Mar 18)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Cardinals (97-65) @ RedSox (97-65), Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:30pm
(1 - 8:10pm, Dec 27)
Last: tfbg9

Cardinals (97-65) @ RedSox (97-65), Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:30pm
(1 - 8:55pm, Oct 23)
Last: Paul D(uda)

Dodgers (92-70) @ Cardinals (97-65), Friday, October 11, 2013, 8:30pm
(1 - 6:03pm, Oct 11)
Last: Gamingboy

Pirates (94-68) @ Cardinals (97-65), Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 8:00pm
(1 - 1:08pm, Oct 09)
Last: tfbg9

Athletics (96-66) @ Tigers (93-69), Monday, October 7, 2013, 1:00pm
(1 - 10:07pm, Oct 07)
Last: Buzzards Bay

Athletics (93-63) @ Angels (76-79), Monday, September 23, 2013, 10:05pm
(1 - 3:09am, Sep 24)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim

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