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Monday, September 26, 2011

RedSox (89-70) @ Orioles (67-92), Monday, September 26, 2011, 7:05pm

BOS: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 13-6, 2.70)
BAL: Tommy Hunter (24, RHP, 4-4, 4.86)

The Primer Chimp Posted: September 26, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 477 comment(s)
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   101. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 26, 2011 at 11:59 PM (#3937989)
Cano with an RBI single
   102. NTNgod Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM (#3937991)
Gooding went to STV fare pretty darn quick after his Oscar win.
   103. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM (#3937992)
Oh, I thought that the Cuba Gooding theory would have been that that he stopped doing good work after "SHOW ME THE MONEY!"


Wow - Brilliant - that movie in the army or navy or whatever with De Niro realy sucked , didn't it??
   104. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:03 AM (#3937995)
Wow - Brilliant - that movie in the army or navy or whatever with De Niro realy sucked , didn't it??
Men of Honor.

I'm a sucker for exactly that kind of melodramatic crap, and Gooding did about as much with the material as he could but...yeah, it was pretty bad.
   105. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3937996)
Atlanta up 2-0 on the Phillies, including a solo HR from Chipper.
   106. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3937999)
Lowrie!
   107. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3938000)
Jed!
   108. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3938001)
Healthy Jed is so damn much fun.

Hopefully he can remain healthy for another 48 hours. 72, even!
   109. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3938002)
JED!!
   110. Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3938003)
Nice pitching, Edgar Allan Poe-ville.
   111. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3938004)
The Ballad of El Lowrie
   112. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:07 AM (#3938005)
I love Jed Lowrie.
   113. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3938006)
Men of Honor.


Must be watching a different movie - it's called Men of Honour out here!!
   114. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3938008)
Hopefully he can remain healthy for another 48 hours. 72, even!


If he could stay healthy for the playoffs the drop off from Youkilis would not be too terribly painful.
   115. Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3938009)
Although this "Red Tails" movie that Cuba is going to be in next year looks promising.
   116. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:11 AM (#3938012)
Scutaro in September (before tonight): .383/.441/.543
   117. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:12 AM (#3938014)
Hooray, 2 men on for Crawford!
   118. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:12 AM (#3938015)
Here's the ####### rally killer again in the two spot
   119. Hugh Jorgan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:13 AM (#3938017)
Excellent, 2 guys on and our #2 hitter up...oh wait. F************************CK, what are they thinking??
   120. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:13 AM (#3938018)
Man a blast from Crawford here would be tremendous.
   121. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3938019)
" You're Killing Me " Crawford
   122. Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3938021)
Markakis!
   123. Hugh Jorgan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3938022)
Surprise..in play(outs)...f*ck you crawford, really just f*ck you..
   124. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3938023)
Crawford batting 2nd has been an unmitigated disaster.
   125. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:14 AM (#3938024)
Crawford actually hit a ball well.

That's the thing with his season - most of the time he's bad, and when he's good, he still makes outs. It's bad play and bad luck, that's how you get sub-replacement play.
   126. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3938025)
Although this "Red Tails" movie that Cuba is going to be in next year looks promising.


I dunno, the CGI in the trailer looks horrifying (to say nothing about the staggering number of cliches they manage to pack into 2 minutes).

I'll go see it, since the Red Tails are a fantastic story, but I don't have much in the way of hopes for it.

2-2 Rays, Raul Valdes warming, y'all had better take of your own business tonight ...
   127. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3938026)
Crawford's had more at'em balls than anyone else on the team, despite rarely hitting the ball well. Such a shitty season.
   128. Lassus Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3938027)
Ellsbury has been beyond awesome.

BTW, as far as Scutaro, as was interrupted last night, this is a great, great documentary, especially in retrospect: A Player to be Named Later, which focuses on a few minor-leaguers, one of whom is Scutaro. Highly recommended.
   129. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3938028)
Rays tied it up...
   130. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3938030)
It really is Hard To Explain, why this ####### blind slow #### is batting second
   131. Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3938031)
Yeah, but you sometimes can't judge CGI by trailers. Agree on the cliches, though, but this is a Lucasfilm production, wouldn't be surprised if old George told the people doing it they had to do it that way.
   132. Hugh Jorgan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3938032)
Actually I blame Tito for this. Why, why, why is he hitting 2nd? Scutaro or Pedroia. It is such a simple decision. Hell, bat Gonzo 2nd, just anyone else will do better.
   133. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3938034)
Noesi out, Valdes in ... time for the pu-pu platter.

But hey! It worked last week, so who knows?
   134. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3938036)
Oh FCS guys give it a rest.
   135. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3938038)
Beckett learning how to throw a change that isn't dead straight has made a big difference for him.
   136. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:21 AM (#3938039)
I've never understood complaining about lineups. The numbers just ain't there.
   137. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:24 AM (#3938043)
clearly a strike
   138. Hugh Jorgan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#3938045)
I've never understood complaining about lineups. The numbers just ain't there

We've all seen the numbers, but logic would suggest that you wouldn't put one of your worst hitters in a position in the lineup where he will simply get more AB's then someone down the order. Just based on that simple fact, it seems a dumb decision to have Crawford 2nd as opposed to 8th. And of course the the guy leading off and the 3 guys behind him are really, really good and get on like 40% of the time, so it's a wasted space, a black hole if you will..
   139. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:26 AM (#3938046)
3-2 Rays and still rallyin'
   140. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3938048)
Rays just ran into 2 outs in a pickoff.
   141. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3938049)
3-2 Rays and still rallyin'


Johnny Damon, True Mercenary!
   142. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:29 AM (#3938050)
Rays just ran into 2 outs in a pickoff.
Really? How?
   143. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:30 AM (#3938052)
Rays just ran into 2 outs in a pickoff.


Cletus! Rays killer at 1st!
   144. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:32 AM (#3938054)
Damon got picked off first and got into a run down. 2B (or SS) tagged him out, and then threw home and got Longoria trying to score.
   145. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3938056)
Apparently the Red Sox heard that running into double plays on the base paths is the new hotness.
   146. Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3938058)
Matt Wieters has a literal cannon for an arm and must use a hand prosthesis due to a MLB ruling.
   147. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3938059)
Or maybe it was Posada who threw home? I'm not sure who was in what position at the end of the pickoff play, trying to watch 2 games at once here!
   148. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3938060)
What was Pedroia doing there? If Weiters had thrown the ball to base, he would barely have had time to slide before being tagged out.
   149. NTNgod Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3938061)
Apparently the Red Sox heard that running into double plays on the base paths is the new hotness.

Wanted to prove to the Rays that anything the Rays can do, the Red Sox can do better?
   150. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3938062)
Or maybe it was Posada who threw home? I'm not sure who was in what position at the end of the pickoff play, trying to watch 2 games at once here!


Yeah, me neither, doing the same thing.
   151. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:36 AM (#3938063)
I've never understood complaining about lineups. The numbers just ain't there.


Typically no, but batting a guy with a sub .300 OBP 2nd is just aggressively stupid.
   152. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3938064)
The Red Sox use of Crawford strongly suggests they think he's better than he's played. That's not a Francona thing.
   153. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM (#3938065)
Yeah, on replays, it was Posada.

JoPo!

Cletus!!

Piss Hands!!!
   154. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM (#3938066)
Posada's defense at first base is surprisingly solid.
   155. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3938067)
Posada's defense at first base is surprisingly solid.


Tonight, at least ...
   156. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3938068)
Keeping Crawford in the 2 spot in the order would make more sense if the move had resulted in him putting together better PAs as he focuses more on getting on base, etc. but he's been the same clueless hitter he was batting down in the order.
   157. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3938069)
4-2 Rays on a Shoppach homer.
   158. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3938070)
4-2 Rays.

Shoppach takes Valdes deep.
   159. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3938074)
That was some kind of catch by Jennings.
   160. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:46 AM (#3938075)
This inning is not ending well
   161. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:46 AM (#3938076)
Beckett is on my team, and I still can't stand watching him. He is painfully slow.

And walking Reynolds? Come on, brother!

Meanwhile, the NESN announcing team seems to be harping on Beckett and Saltalamacchia having trouble communicating.
   162. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:47 AM (#3938078)
This inning is not ending well
Sure it will -- with an out.

It might not go so well in the middle, though.
   163. Gamingboy Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3938079)
One good thing about Beckett: You can go take a crap between pitches.
   164. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3938081)
Beckett really ain't that good this month
   165. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#3938082)
I really hate throwing Chris Davis a strike at 1-2. Dude has no discipline.
   166. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3938087)
So what are the odds that Beckett can strand these 2 RISP?
   167. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:51 AM (#3938088)
So what are the odds that Beckett can strand these 2 RISP?


Less than Zero
   168. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:51 AM (#3938089)
Alright Becks. You have a job now.
   169. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3938090)
Looks like the Yanks are having a BP game. Hughes the third pitcher in the 5th.
   170. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3938092)
WTF is Matt Angle?
   171. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3938093)
Not even throwing strikes so the guy hitting .177...Christ, Beckett...
   172. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:54 AM (#3938094)
We've Been Had
   173. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:54 AM (#3938096)
Good lord. No one on this team can play baseball, can they?
   174. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3938098)
Beckett's control looks terrible, which is typical of what happens when I tune in.

Gets ahead of every batter and then either walks him or throws a really bad pitch. The strike to Davis was just a changeup that missed really badly.
   175. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3938099)
That was a Sox-ian PA by Hardy.
   176. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3938100)
No way he gets the third out - it means too much
   177. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3938102)
Looks like the Yanks are having a BP game. Hughes the third pitcher in the 5th.


Hughes looks like crap. 2 line outs to center followed by a walk to Longoria.
   178. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:58 AM (#3938104)
...followed by a 4 pitch walk to Zobrist.
   179. Esoteric Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3938106)
GODDAMMIT.
   180. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3938107)
HUGE K.
   181. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3938108)
Huzzah. Nice hook.

Russell Martin just got tossed after the 2nd walk. Hahahaha. The look on his face was ######' priceless.
   182. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3938109)
YES!

Ok, credit to Becks, that was clutch. Still allowed the tying run, but hey, we take what we get with this team.
   183. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3938110)
Shockingly good result there. Yay?
   184. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3938111)
WTF...Martin just got ejected, while the Rays were batting?
   185. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3938113)
Gameday makes it look like Hughes was getting squeezed, so I assume Martin stepped over the line of arguing balls/strikes.
   186. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3938114)
Beckett works so slowly that I wish all the pant-pissers' claims that he's going to give up all of these runs would come true just so the Sox would bring in someone who works a decent pace.
   187. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3938115)
Even when are good starters have "good" games,, they're not that good. They're just decent. What I would give for a 8 IP, 1 Run, 10 K game.
   188. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3938118)
Who is the handsome young buck at the plate?
   189. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3938120)
What the hell? Has the zone been this crazy all game?
   190. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3938121)
Salty went from "we have no catcher" to "we owe Theo an apology" to "we have no catcher!"
   191. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3938123)
Salty simply can't hit from the right side.
   192. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:07 AM (#3938124)
NY put in Romine in his place = not good for us.

Maybe Martin's hatred for the Sox really does run that deep.
   193. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:08 AM (#3938126)
Nice moment for Vladdy. Now, dp please.
   194. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:08 AM (#3938127)
Here's a thought--don't throw Vlad strikes, particularly hanging breaking balls down the middle. unforgivable.
   195. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:09 AM (#3938129)
Salty can't hit at all lately. His K rate is frightening.
   196. Darren Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3938130)
0-2, time to groove one.
   197. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3938132)
0-2, time to groove one.


...and he did.
   198. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3938133)
Really, Salty?

Really???
   199. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3938134)
How do you not throw Vlad out - this team is a ####### joke - just a complete and utter ####### joke.
   200. Dan Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3938135)
That's just pathetic, Josh. Letting a guy who can't even ####### run steal off of you...
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