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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

RedSox (89-71) @ Orioles (68-92), Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 7:05pm

BOS: Erik Bedard (32, LHP, 5-9, 3.50)
BAL: Zach Britton (23, LHP, 11-10, 4.44)

The Primer Chimp Posted: September 27, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 853 comment(s)
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   201. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939769)
Whoa. Lavarn-what?
   202. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939770)
BELIEVE!!!!!! #### yeah!!!!!
   203. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939771)
LAH-VAUGHN-WHEY!!!
   204. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939772)
And the pressure swings over to Tampa!
   205. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939773)
I think the pitch was fine for how big the zone has clearly been, too close to take. The ump shouldn't have been such a dick, though.


Too close to take?
   206. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939775)
Rookies!

It's only the 4th, let's keep it cool.
   207. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939774)
I gotta say, Thorne calls the other team's work quite exuberantly.

And the other guy called him a Yalie, MCoA.
   208. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM (#3939776)
Having recognized that, it was pretty simple to make the connection with Martin, since he does the same, relatively rare thing.

Interesting.

Besides, it's always best to strive to come up with non-obvious nicknames for players, even if they don't stick.

Totally agree.
   209. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3939778)
Everything going in the Red Sox's favor all of a sudden! Wally Bell being a complete dick was the turning point!
   210. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3939779)
That was Little League worthy. Markakis has to take that one.
   211. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM (#3939780)
Oh Orioles. You're so silly.
   212. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:17 AM (#3939782)
That was a complete bomb by Lavarnway.

This is going to come to a one game playoff with Lackey pitching, isn't it?
   213. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:17 AM (#3939784)
It's only the 4th, let's keep it cool.


I'm getting in the car now

You guys read about a car crash between Toowoomba and Brisbane - It's probably my fault
   214. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:17 AM (#3939786)
Late to the party. 39, FWIW.
   215. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3939787)
Bartolo Colon's not quite as svelte as I remember him being.
   216. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3939789)
It'll be interesting to see how Tito can mess this up, since Red Sox fans seem to believe him to be inept bungler now.
   217. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3939791)
Even Wieters is fallible now!
   218. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM (#3939790)
Lavarnway is a keeper.
   219. dave h Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939792)
It's nice to finally have the right guys hurt, no?
   220. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939794)
[212] I'd think that Wakefield would start a tiebreaker. Knuckleballers are known for starting on short rest.
   221. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939793)
He gets out of it. Still 2-1 Tampa.
   222. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939795)
Britton is falling apart. They've gotta have someone better than this, even on the O's.
   223. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939796)
Bartolo Colon's not quite as svelte as I remember him being.

When do you remember him from, 1998?
   224. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939797)
Bartolo Colon's not quite as svelte as I remember him being
Have you been in a coma since 1998?
   225. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939799)
High five, RB!
   226. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3939798)
Colon gets pop out, pop out, backwards K to get out of a 2 on 2 out situation.

That guy is a real innings eater. At least eating is at the top of his to do list.
   227. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3939800)
223/224:

Adjust those sarcasm detectors, boys. :-)
   228. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3939801)
Rays squandered 2 on with nobody out in the 3rd. Still up 2-1.

Crawford still sucks, unfortunately.
   229. dave h Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3939804)
And 32 here. I would guess the younger folk here are more optimistic about the sox. That's certainly true of me and my brothers.
   230. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:20 AM (#3939803)
Ah, Crawford. Even when fortunes finally turn in Boston's favor you find a way to #### things up.
   231. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:21 AM (#3939805)
Just a warning for the faint-hearted, the first 15 minutes of the Bartman documentart focused on the Buckner play, showing it about 10 times.
   232. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:21 AM (#3939806)
Crawford is utterly ####### useless - another day - another turd from him - what a ####
   233. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:21 AM (#3939807)
If memory serves, he wasn't too svelte even in '98.
   234. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:21 AM (#3939808)
42 or 43, I keep forgeting. I think my wife knows, though.
   235. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM (#3939809)
Just a warning for the faint-hearted, the first 15 minutes of the Bartman documentart focused on the Buckner play, showing it about 10 times.

I've seen it so many times I know Vin Scully's call word for word by heart. But thanks anyway.
   236. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM (#3939810)
Whoa. Weird. Not sure I've seen that in a game before.
   237. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:23 AM (#3939811)
Even Wieters is fallible now!




NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
   238. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:23 AM (#3939812)
Totally agree.


I'm just happy I've got the commentariat over at Bronx Banter using variations of the nickname I came up with for David Robertson.*

* It started off as the "Alabama Hammer", given his college background and his outstanding curve-ball, then moved on to abbreviations/variations like the BAMMA HAMMA and simply, HAMMA.

Plus, there's the Robertson motto that I came up with: When you're the HAMMA, EVERYTHING looks like a nail.

Which was then followed by the meme of: XXX, you've been NAILED.
   239. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:24 AM (#3939814)
All signs point to either Lackey/Wake starting #163, I think.
   240. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:24 AM (#3939813)
Crawford is utterly ####### useless - another day - another turd from him - what a ####
Phil, I think you should pull over whenever Crawford bats.
   241. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:24 AM (#3939815)
Yanks go in order in the 4th..
   242. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#3939816)
Funny hearing people in 2003 talk about how great Dusty Baker is, and how great Mark Prior and Kerry Wood are.
   243. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:26 AM (#3939817)
[238] Which certainly isn't anything all that clever, but it beats the hell out of calling him "D-ROB" ...
   244. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3939820)
#### fuck ####
   245. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3939819)
In play, run(s)
   246. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3939821)
"Alabama Hammer"

I really like that one.

And it's a ball game again.
   247. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3939822)
Ugh. Way to come back strong after they score for you, Bedard.
   248. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3939823)
#218, don't tempt His wrath!
   249. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3939824)
Er, whoops.
   250. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM (#3939826)
I've been calling Robertson Tri-pod, since he's short and I assume he's well hung because of the way he pitches.
   251. Chip Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM (#3939827)
Bedard struggled through a 30 pitch inning in the 3rd. Shouldn't he be on the shortest leash possible?
   252. NTNgod Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM (#3939828)
NL Batting title update:

Braun 1-1

now:
Braun .3351254 (1-1)
Reyes .3345864 (1-2)
   253. Mattbert Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM (#3939829)
I'm 32.

And here goes the lead. #### me sideways.
   254. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM (#3939830)
206. Joe C is probably only kidding Posted: September 27, 2011 at 08:15 PM (#3939775)
Rookies!

It's only the 4th, let's keep it cool.
   255. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM (#3939832)
Matt Wieter is going BESERK on LHP this year.

He's never show a pronounced platoon split before, does his breakthrough against LHP signal a breakout against ALL kinds of pitching next year?
   256. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM (#3939833)
(looks on MLB.com)

BEHOLD THE POWER OF WIETERS!
   257. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM (#3939834)
Colon's velocity seems way down. I haven't been watching every pitch, but a lot of his fastballs look like they're 89-91 rather than 92-94.
   258. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:30 AM (#3939835)
It's only the 4th, let's keep it cool.
But we assumed you were probably kidding.
   259. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:31 AM (#3939836)
Point taken, Benji.
   260. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:31 AM (#3939837)
Colon's velocity seems way down. I haven't been watching every pitch, but a lot of his fastballs look like they're 89-91 rather than 92-94.


Frankly, he should have taken the opportunity at the ASB to take a quick trip down the the D.R.

It's not like he was in danger of running out of fat cells ...
   261. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:32 AM (#3939838)
Now, Tito.
   262. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:32 AM (#3939839)
Who is available in the pen for the Sox?
   263. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:32 AM (#3939840)
Is liposuction cheaper in the D.R.?
   264. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3939841)
Now, slow hook man.
   265. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3939843)
I think giving up a hit to the guy who struck out swinging on a pitch that hit him on the shoulder is good cause to pull the pitcher. And there he goes.
   266. Jay Seaver Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3939844)
That's a really crazy-quick hook.
   267. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3939845)
Well, the Orioles had their chance. Now it's no more mister nice guy!
   268. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3939846)
You know, when Bedard was good, he certainly was something to watch.

Like many pitchers who are now not so.
   269. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3939848)
Who is available in the pen for the Sox?


I think this is just about an 'all hands on deck' type situation.
   270. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3939849)
That's a really crazy-quick hook.

A playoff game style "he just doesn't have it tonight" hook.
   271. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3939851)
Slappy! leads off the inning agains the Rays.
   272. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3939852)
You know what's going to be fun? The depleted bullpen revolving door that is about to be unleashed on the Orioles.
   273. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM (#3939853)
Aceves is coming! I love him, He may not be the most talented guy, but he's gonna battle. Exactly the kind of guy who is useful in this situation.
   274. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3939854)
This is an important bullet they're using--how long can Aceves go?
   275. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3939855)
So nice that the Red Sox were able to replace Matsuzaka almost to a T.
   276. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3939856)
You know, when Bedard was good, he certainly was something to watch.

Like many pitchers who are now not so.


He was pretty good in his first few starts for the Sox before his knee got worse. I wouldn't mind seeing him back in a Boston uniform next season.
   277. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3939857)
NL Batting title update:
now:
Braun .3351254 (1-1)
Reyes .3345864 (1-2)


####
   278. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3939859)
This is an important bullet they're using--how long can Aceves go?

I bet he's got 30 pitches.
   279. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:35 AM (#3939860)
Eduardo Nunez has 19 (!) errors this season in part time play. That blows my mind.
   280. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:36 AM (#3939861)
He said "colon velocity". Heh, heh.
   281. NTNgod Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:36 AM (#3939863)
That's a really crazy-quick hook.

It was common knowledge that Bedard's knee is still hurting, so not too shocking.
   282. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:36 AM (#3939865)
Slappy! leads off the inning agains the Rays.

That's a misplaced nickname if there ever was one.
   283. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939868)
Is liposuction cheaper in the D.R.?


Colon had a new procedure done that involved taking fat cells and spinning them into something useful and then injecting them back into his shoulder.

IIRC all of that properly ...
   284. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939870)
That's Aceves for you. Getting an out immediately. What a change from Bedard.
   285. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939871)
Yankees have guys on first and third with no outs. This is the inning they blow up Hellickson.
   286. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939873)
I've been calling Robertson Tri-pod, since he's short and I assume he's well hung because of the way he pitches.


His wife is really hot too. He definitely has some big balls.
   287. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939874)
You know what's going to be fun? The depleted bullpen revolving door that is about to be unleashed on the Orioles.


Buck Showalter laughs at the Bullpen Revolver! He has used pure negativity and self-righteousness to form a implacable shield!

(I don't even know what that means, but damn it sounded funny in my head)
   288. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939875)
Is it just me or did that fielder kinda nonchalant that ball? No chance to make the runner work?
   289. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939876)
Yanks, 1st and 3rd, none out...
   290. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM (#3939877)
Eduardo Nunez has 19 (!) errors this season in part time play. That blows my mind.

Wow. Is his fielding pct. under .900?
   291. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:38 AM (#3939878)
Yanks about to tie or possibly go ahead, 1st and third with Granderson up, no outs.
   292. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:38 AM (#3939880)
I have to go work a ####### night shift, so that's it for me in this Chatter. Go Sox.
   293. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:39 AM (#3939884)
Wow, 2 outs on 3 pitches. Awesome.
   294. NTNgod Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3939885)
####


Reyes' 2nd hr makes it...

Braun .3351254 (1-1)
Reyes .3358348 (2-3)
   295. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:40 AM (#3939887)
Buck Showalter laughs at the Bullpen Revolver! He has used pure negativity and self-righteousness to form a implacable shield!


It's funny out here, too!
   296. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3939888)
Kinda surprised Britton is still in this game.
   297. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3939889)
Wow. Is his fielding pct. under .900?

Nope, which surprises me. For some reason it's impossible to get a total of his fielding percentage at all the positions he's played this year, but it looks like it's about .920 give or take a few points. Pretty terrible.
   298. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3939891)
GIDP from Granderson, Yanks tie it.
   299. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3939892)
Tie game in St. Pete. Granderson with a run scoring GIDP.
   300. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3939893)
Aceves might just finish this game, and start tomorrow, too.
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