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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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   301. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3939894)
Double play, Gardner scores, 2-2 in Tampa.
   302. NTNgod Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3939895)
Astros up 1-0 over the Cards, while the Braves are losing 6-0 in the other stumbling race.
   303. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3939897)
Kinda surprised Britton is still in this game.

Totally surprised. Letting the Sox right back in it.

Heck of a play there by Reynolds.
   304. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3939898)
I'm remembering Ryan Braun's rookie season as a third baseman, when I believe he was under .900. He was pretty brutal.
   305. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3939899)
Yeah, there's no way he actually tagged him.
   306. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3939900)
He didn't tag him. At all. Yay, umpires!
   307. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3939902)
What a #### call.
   308. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3939903)
On "Catching Hell", I am beginning to see why Lassus hates humanity.

"SOMEBODY PUNCH HIM!"
   309. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3939904)
are you ####### kidding me ump?
   310. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3939905)
Where do you work, BIff?
   311. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3939906)
REYES!

I'm watching four things at once here.
   312. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM (#3939908)
Not that it matters. The Sox have been out of it since 3 weeks ago. They've never had a chance.
   313. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3939909)
Really? I missed the replay. That's a pretty lousy miss if he wasn't tagged. The umps are doing a terrible job tonight in a big game. Do they want to be the story or something?

Britton is such a sack of ####.
   314. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3939910)
Alex Gonzalez: The true goat.
   315. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3939911)
He missed him by approx as much as Knoblauch missed Offerman.
   316. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:44 AM (#3939912)
On "Catching Hell", I am beginning to see why Lassus hates humanity.

"SOMEBODY PUNCH HIM!"


I was at the Bartman game, so I'm both morbidly curious and repulsed by the idea of seeing it.
   317. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3939914)
NTN - do you have the full seasoin AB numbers? ANd thank you for the updates.
   318. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3939915)
Really? I missed the replay. That's a pretty lousy miss if he wasn't tagged. The umps are doing a terrible job tonight in a big game. Do they want to be the story or something?


There was really no question that the tag missed Ellsbury on the replay.
   319. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3939916)
Alex Gonzalez: The true goat.

Yes indeed. I hated that guy for all sorts of reasons, the worst of which was completely getting let off the hook by the masses for $hitting the bed on a routine DP grounder from Cabrera that would've ended the inning.
   320. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:46 AM (#3939918)

That's a misplaced nickname if there ever was one.


Heh.

Slappy is derived from Slappy McGirlyswing*, because Gardner had, literally, the WORST ####### swing I've ever seen when he came up to the big leagues the first time. A swing that was so ####### hideous that it both resembled, and insulted, a women's fast-pitch softball player's swing.

He went down and reworked his swing before coming back to the Major Leagues, but the fact still remains, whenever Gardner swings in a way that pisses away the competitive advantage of his speed, he gets a "Slappy, push-ups!"**

*In itself, derived from Melky Cabrera's nickname "Hacky McHeadFirstSlide".

** A nod to Willie Mays Hays in the movie, "Major League".
   321. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:46 AM (#3939919)
I remember Joel Youngblood's trials and tribulations at 3B for the Giants in '84. Way under .900
   322. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:46 AM (#3939920)
I was at the Bartman game, so I'm both morbidly curious and repulsed by the idea of seeing it.

I was passing through Chicago on the train that day, out to CO from NY, and picked up a "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT" newspaper. Still have it.
   323. Curse of the Graffanino (dfan) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM (#3939922)
He missed him by approx as much as Knoblauch missed Offerman.

It was pretty bad, but Knoblauch missed Offerman by a full yard. I'm still pissed about that one.
   324. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM (#3939923)
Was it worth it Buck? Was it worth sending Britton back out there to give up a loud out that shoulda been a hit and two other baserunners?
   325. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3939927)
I was passing through Chicago on the train that day, out to CO from NY, and picked up a "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT" newspaper. Still have it.

Guh. I probably still have the Miami Heralds from Beckett's shutout in game 5 somewhere...
   326. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3939929)
I'm still pissed about that one.

Me too. You just knew what was coming in the bottom of the inning against Rod Beck and his 83 mph fastball too.
   327. NTNgod Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:48 AM (#3939928)
NTN - do you have the full seasoin AB numbers?


Right as of this writing:
Braun 187 H/ 558 AB (1-1 tonight)
Reyes 179 H/ 533 AB (2-3)
   328. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#3939931)
It was pretty bad, but Knoblauch missed Offerman by a full yard. I'm still pissed about that one.

I still boo Tim Tschida when he's announced at Fenway. I believe he is the only person I currently boo.
   329. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#3939932)
Yes indeed. I hated that guy for all sorts of reasons, the worst of which was completely getting let off the hook by the masses for $hitting the bed on a routine DP grounder from Cabrera that would've ended the inning.

I forgot that it was the old ex-Blue Jays Alex Gonzalez (now retired) and not the current ex-Blue Jays Alex Gonzalez (still playing).
   330. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3939933)
Phil Cuzzi.

/runs away
   331. NTNgod Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3939934)
Astros now up 3-0 over St. Louis.

Cards have had big issues against the lesser teams the past few seasons.
   332. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM (#3939935)
Right as of this writing:
Braun 187 H/ 558 AB (1-1 tonight)
Reyes 179 H/ 533 AB (2-3)


Thanks! It's almost too bad there can't be a true tie. I would expect that for a Met.
   333. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:52 AM (#3939938)
He missed him by approx as much as Knoblauch missed Offerman.


Ah, yes, the outrage that stirs in me is still as fresh as it was almost 12 years ago.
   334. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:52 AM (#3939939)
I remember Joel Youngblood's trials and tribulations at 3B for the Giants in '84. Way under .900

Ah yes! Now that you mention that, I believe you're correct without even looking it up. He was an "E10" on his '84 Statis Pro Baseball card, which I believe was only possible sub-.900. Why I remember this, I have no fecking idea.
   335. NTNgod Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:52 AM (#3939940)
Make it 5-0 Astros.
   336. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:52 AM (#3939941)
It is fascinating actually hearing from basically every single person in that section of Wrigley except for Bartman. One dude admitting the security guards threw him out...
   337. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3939942)
Dear Mr. Lavarnway,

You can be a god in Boston with a double here.

Sincerely,
Textbook Editor
   338. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3939943)
I forgot that it was the old ex-Blue Jays Alex Gonzalez (now retired) and not the current ex-Blue Jays Alex Gonzalez (still playing).

Or, from the Lincoln Park Trixie perspective, the hot Alex Gonzalez. Which is part of the reason I hated him--I'm sure his being a favorite of the Trixie set was one of the reasons no one blamed him for the Game 6 loss...
   339. Deacon Blues Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM (#3939945)
wow. amazing catch.
   340. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:54 AM (#3939946)
Oh dear.
   341. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939947)
OH WOW! What a CATCH!
   342. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939949)
What a catch. Assuming he caught it.
   343. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939948)
Dear Mr. Lavarnway,

You can be a god in Boston with a double here.

Sincerely,
Textbook Editor


Strongly, STRONGLY disconcur. Red Sox Nation gave up on this team long ago. Nobody can be a hero, here.
   344. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939950)
Make it 5-0 Astros.


Still early.

Man. Maybe luck is against us.
   345. Jay Seaver Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939951)
Darn. Nice catch by Markakis, though.
   346. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939952)
#### that ####.
   347. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939953)
Wow.

Submarine-Face ... with the HOLYFUCKINGSHIT catch!
   348. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939954)
Yankees threatening second and third, no outs.
   349. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:55 AM (#3939955)
It is fascinating actually hearing from basically every single person in that section of Wrigley except for Bartman. One dude admitting the security guards threw him out...

Do any of them admit to be the scum of the earth?
   350. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3939957)
Strongly, STRONGLY disconcur. Red Sox Nation gave up on this team long ago. Nobody can be a hero, here.

#### that ####, too.
   351. Random Transaction Generator Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3939956)
Despite what some reporters say, ball players on non-contending teams think the games still mean something.
That's a hell of a catch by Markakis!
   352. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3939958)
Strongly, STRONGLY disconcur. Red Sox Nation gave up on this team long ago. Nobody can be a hero, here.


The taint of suck is not on Lavarnway--it isn't his fault they're in this mess.
   353. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3939959)
Yankees up 3-2 with 2 more RISP with no one out in the 6th. I dunno how the #### Teixeira didn't score on that Swisher double though.
   354. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3939960)
In play run(s) for the Yanks.
   355. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3939961)
The taint of suck is not on Lavarnway--it isn't his fault they're in this mess.

Of course it's not. Completely agree. But he wouldn't be a god by getting a hit there. The oomph just isn't in the fans, right now.
   356. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM (#3939962)
I dunno how the #### Teixeira didn't score on that Swisher double though.

He's been watching Adrian run the bases.
   357. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM (#3939963)
3-2 NYY, bases still loaded, 0 out.
   358. ray james Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939964)
Yanks up 3-2 and still have bases loaded.
   359. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939965)
DAMN YANKEES! HOW DARE THEY RUIN THIS PENNANT RACE!!!!
   360. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939966)
How early do you go to Bard here? Papelbon? Both for 2 IP? Do you manage as if there's no tomorrow?
   361. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939967)
TRIPLE PLAY!!! Yankees gone
   362. Darren Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939968)
After that play, they're losing this.
   363. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939969)
Russell Martin grounds into a triple play with the bases loaded.

The Rays get that after we get ###### by Markakis's defense.
   364. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939970)
Literally...literally as I was about to type that the Yankees had a chance to break it wide open, Martin hits into a 5-4-3 triple play!
   365. Spahn Insane Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939971)
Rays get out of it with a 5-4-3 triple play
   366. joeysdadjoe Posted: September 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3939972)
Rays just went round the horn triple play.
   367. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939973)
TRIPLE PLAY!!! Yankees gone


Wait, wait, what!?! WHAT!?!?!! WHAT!?!?!?!

I LOVE BASEBALL!
   368. Darren Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939974)
NO STRIKES TO VLAD!
   369. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939975)
Oh come on.
   370. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939976)
A TRIPLE ####### PLAY!
   371. Jay Seaver Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939977)
Man, Russel Martin really does hate the Red Sox.
   372. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939978)
And St. Louis--who should be tied for the Wild Card right now--has instead lost one to Houston and is down 5-0 as we speak. That's terrible. Terrible!
   373. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939979)
Unreal. OK, MCoA, I'm with you now--the luck of the world is against us.
   374. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939980)
You're not a soldier, Bodie.
   375. Deacon Blues Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:00 AM (#3939981)
aceves's continued effectiveness makes tito's usage of him even more indefensible.
   376. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3939982)
I thought the first triple play post was a ruse. But after four consecutive posts, I'm pretty sure it may have happened. Even Gameday says triple play.

If this is a ruse, it's very...elaborate.
   377. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3939983)
You're not a soldier, Bodie.

Pawn.
   378. Jay Seaver Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3939984)
If Aceves really does have ~30 pitches tonight, he's using them pretty efficiently.
   379. Darren Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3939985)
I guess Russell Martin really does hate the Red Sox. He proved it by sliding into first.

####, it's not bad enough that the Yankees are using scrubs, they have to hold up runners and slide into first base. This was not meant to be.
   380. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:01 AM (#3939986)
And someone needs to tell Martin to stop sliding into first base
   381. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3939987)
Only 13 pitches for 5 outs for Aceves. He should at least get us to the 7th.
   382. Cowboy Popup Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3939989)
aceves's continued effectiveness makes tito's usage of him even more indefensible.

At least he's using him instead of waiving him for nothing and letting a division rival pick him up.
   383. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3939990)
Russell Martin grounds into a triple play with the bases loaded.

The Rays get that after we get ###### by Markakis's defense.


Holy crap! In the last week, the Sox have been victimized (sort of) by 3 ITP's and now a triple play. I fully expect they will lose game # 163 by a walk off catcher's interference.
   384. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3939991)
The kicker there was Teixeira not scoring from 2nd on a double, followed by not scoring from third because of a triple ####### play.
   385. salajander Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3939992)
Russell Martin grounds into a triple play with the bases loaded.


Looks like Russell really does hate the Red Sox.
   386. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3939995)
Russell Martin grounds into a triple play with the bases loaded.


He dove into 1st base AGAIN ... evidently we couldn't rid ourselves of the curse when we traded Cabrera ...
   387. Gamingboy Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3939996)
They are now talking about how they snuck Batman out of the stadium.... by dressing him as a security service guy.
   388. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3939997)
What the #### did Reddick do to get buried behind a cooked JD Drew, exactly?
   389. Darren Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3939998)
I hope Aceves isn't too tired from his ####### MOP-UP INNINGS LAST NIGHT!


JD looks terrible. I'd rather see Reddick.
   390. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3939999)
Wow.

BTW, the Mets are up 4-3, so don't worry, things aren't all bad.
   391. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3940000)
Pawn.
And not a smart-ass one, apparently.
   392. salajander Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3940001)
it's not bad enough that the Yankees are using scrubs


Wait, what? The Yankee lineup is pretty much their A team. Jeter's the only regular not starting tonight.
   393. Knock on any Iorg Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3940002)
Girardi brings out the wheelbarrow to haul Colon off the mound. Now the fun begins.
   394. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3940003)
Don't worry, guys, Carl's got this.
   395. ray james Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3940004)
CAn anyone explain what Drew's injury was about?
   396. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3940005)
DAMMIT ... trying to follow 4 games at once is a #####.

3-2 Yankees?

When did THAT happen?
   397. Lassus Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3940006)
Darren had a little non-reality moment there.
   398. Textbook Editor Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3940007)
#395--Lately it was a broken finger; before then... I honestly forget.
   399. Dan Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3940008)
JD looks terrible. I'd rather see Reddick.


This. A thousand times over this. Drew couldn't hit the ball when he was healthy this year, never mind with a broken finger and 3 months off from facing live pitching.
   400. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: September 28, 2011 at 01:07 AM (#3940009)
Jesus.
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