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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

RedSox (6-10) @ Twins (5-13), Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 8:10pm

BOS:Clay Buchholz (27, RHP, 1-1, 9.00)
MIN:Liam Hendriks (23, RHP, 0-0, 3.86)

The Primer Chimp Posted: April 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 172 comment(s)
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   101. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4116466)
I hate Youkilis.
   102. Answer Guy Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4116467)
Not sure what makes you say this. They've had great offenses each of the past two years.


It might be all in our head, but I feel like I have seen this team score bunches of runs in the early going, chase the starter, stake the team to a big lead....and then do absolutely nothing against the back of the opposing bullpen (since they don't usually put A-list relievers into games like this) while the opponents chip away (or get it all back in one fell swoop) until the lead disappears a lot the last two years.

But it might be a case of remembering the planes that crash much more than the ones that land successfully.
   103. Answer Guy Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM (#4116469)
I don't ever recall seeing this many relief appearances in which the relief pitcher fails to record a single out before.
   104. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4116470)
It's really amazing how bad they've been. I think we all agreed the bullpen was going to be a weakness but this is insane.
   105. Answer Guy Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4116472)
And the starters haven't been very good either. Beckett has had a couple of good starts and couple not-so-good ones. Lester had a good Opening Day but hasn't been very good otherwise. Buchholz has been uniformly awful. Oddly enough, the converted relivers Bard and Doubront have fared best.
   106. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:18 PM (#4116473)
Why would you shift with a guy throwing 97 on the mound?
   107. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4116474)
Whew
   108. Chip Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM (#4116475)
Can of corn.
   109. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4116476)
If I could only have one out of two, that was the one I wanted.
   110. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM (#4116477)
You know what made that out feel OK was watching Byrd just track it like a normal CF. The Sox haven't had that for a while.
   111. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4116479)
C'mon Alfie.
   112. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM (#4116481)
I'm still watching - never stopped - trying to avoid losing my #### here to be honest
   113. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4116483)
Up for the Twins in the 9th: Danny Valencia, a name that seems destined to be a backup infielder. Plouffe, which speaks for itself. Finishing it off is Sean Burroughs who has managed to wash out of the majors multiple times already. What a dangerous threat!
   114. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4116484)
I've found losing my #### here makes me more pleasant to be around with "real" people.
   115. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4116485)
It's really amazing how bad they've been. I think we all agreed the bullpen was going to be a weakness but this is insane.


It really is just hilariously bad
   116. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:28 PM (#4116486)
I'm still watching - never stopped - trying to avoid losing my #### here to be honest


If you lose any of yours, you can have some of mine.... :)
   117. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4116487)
I've found losing my #### here makes me more pleasant to be around with "real" people.


In public I have been horrible - Bruins lost then they started bleeding runs and I flipped
   118. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4116488)
Aviles cut the #### with the dancing and pumping. He really doesn't make me feel confident that he could nail someone who was fast.
   119. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM (#4116489)
Up for the Twins in the 9th: Danny Valencia, a name that seems destined to be a backup infielder. Plouffe, which speaks for itself. Finishing it off is Sean Burroughs who has managed to wash out of the majors multiple times already. What a dangerous threat!


Against Alfredo Aceves and his 16.00 ERA. it's sort of a movable object versus the resistible force thing.
   120. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4116491)
Wow, this is a pathetic bottom of the lineup to face.
   121. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4116492)
First decent 0-2 pitch I have seen in a while - two more AA - you can do it
   122. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM (#4116493)
97 from Aceves. Fast gun?
   123. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4116494)
Here we go. 3-0.
   124. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4116495)
97 from Aceves. Fast gun?


He's touched 97 in every appearance so far, I think.
   125. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4116496)
Come on, you've got to make Trevor Plouffe put the damn ball in play!
   126. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM (#4116497)
Ugh.
   127. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4116498)
Here's Aceves's Rick Ankiel act. I love this bit. He really makes you believe he's Ankiel.
   128. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4116499)
Has he been there in previous years? I remember him being 93-94.
   129. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4116501)
Oh, they do have an actual hitter on the bench, don't they?
   130. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4116502)
Nice walk - that guy barely hits out of the infield if he is lucky but AA finds a way to make it interesting again
   131. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4116503)
I don't remember whether Doumit has been a decent hitter in the past or not but at least pinch-hitting him improves the quality of the names involved. DOUMIT! is above-average in quality as either a celebration or a curse.
   132. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:33 PM (#4116504)
Has he been there in previous years? I remember him being 93-94.


As a starter or long relief, that's where he sits. In every appearance this year he's hit 97. Maybe why he's been ineffective.,
   133. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM (#4116506)
This is insane - seriously - make these guys swing the freaking bat
   134. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4116507)
If Aviles catches that I think they get Plouffe.
   135. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4116508)
Phil you must be a batter behind most of us.
   136. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4116509)
This might have to be the end of the Aceves "closer" experiment.
   137. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4116510)
How is that not a strike?
   138. Rafael Bellylard: A failure of the waist. Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4116511)
This feels like another Red Sox "BOHICA" moment.
   139. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4116512)
Seems like - let me know when he blows this ####### thing
   140. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:36 PM (#4116513)
Salty stabbed at it rather than just catching it.
   141. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4116515)
Wow, the first pitch to Revere looked a clear strike...the ump is calling Salty more than location.
   142. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:37 PM (#4116516)
That was fair?
   143. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4116517)
Oh, I think it was fair.
   144. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4116518)
Jesus, every angle is different.
   145. Esoteric Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4116519)
Ben Revere made the key mistake of swinging at an Aceves pitch.
   146. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4116520)
Wow, the first pitch to Revere looked a clear strike...the ump is calling Salty more than location.


It was very clearly a strike.
   147. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4116521)
Here comes the 2 run killer bloop
   148. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4116522)
Aceves is just done.
   149. Chip Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4116523)
Overthrowing again for the HBP.
   150. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4116524)
"Maybe" he might have caught it? His glove was directly behind the freaking ball when it hit Casilla.
   151. Esoteric Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4116525)
If Span swings at anything Aceves throws he's an idiot.
   152. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116526)
Seriously - this is a joke
   153. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116527)
Throw that pitch 2 more times.
   154. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116528)
I can see Aceves balking this run home.
   155. Gamingboy Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116529)
Attention Red Sox Fans: You don't deserve to win this game. Well, neither do the Twins. It really is a suckapalooza.
   156. Esoteric Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116532)
The Nationals deserve to win this game.
   157. Chip Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116533)
Her comes the 0-2 killer.
   158. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116534)
And the first to Span looked a clear ball...but Salty was set up there, so it's a strike.
   159. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4116535)
Attention Red Sox Fans: You don't deserve to win this game. Well, neither do the Twins. It really is a suckapalooza.


Some teams are more equal than others.
   160. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4116537)
I feel like the Red Sox should lose it to make it even with the Rays blowing a game to the Twins. This is one of those rare situations though where I'm not rooting especially hard for the team facing the Red Sox because the Twins are just ####### awful
   161. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:42 PM (#4116538)
Hidden ball trick?
   162. Gamingboy Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4116539)
Everybody sucks.
   163. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4116540)
Yes!

Man are we terrible though.
   164. Chip Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:43 PM (#4116541)
Thank you free-swinging Denard Span.
   165. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4116543)
There is nothing even about the Sox and Rays - they are way better!!
   166. Chip Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4116544)
Sweep!
   167. Tim Dawson Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4116545)
Oh, AA had it all along. And speaking of AA, I need another drink.
   168. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4116546)
3.2 IP pitched by the bullpen, 1 ER. You won't know the pain if you only look at the box score.
   169. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4116548)
Prepare to be perfect-gamed by Humber, boys!
   170. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:46 PM (#4116550)
Till tomorrow guys - keep the hate up
   171. Chip Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:51 PM (#4116556)
Jim Rice, more incoherent than ever on the post game.
   172. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM (#4116557)
Jim Rice, more incoherent than ever on the post game.


That's unpossible.
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