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   1. villageidiom Posted: April 07, 2020 at 09:31 AM (#5937211)
Game 15 - 2007 - Yankees 6 at Sox 7 - Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start but struggled.  The Sox rallied in the 8th, Coco Crisp’s triple tied it and Alex Cora won it with a single.  Hideki Okajima was tasked with earning the save and did so.
Man, that was great. IIRC ESPN covered that game - yeah, what a guess, 2007 Yanks/Sox doesn't seem like something ESPN would be interested in showing - and they were marveling at Okajima's no-look delivery. And the green uniforms!

Game 18 - 1986 - Mariners 1 at Sox 3 - We all remember this one as Dwight Evans, who had homered on the first pitch of the season, finally hit his second homer of the season.  Roger Clemens pitched adequately to earn the victory.
You're testing us here, right? I mean, you're leaving out the most memorable part of this game: Don Baylor dropped an easy popup while playing 1B. It ended up being the final fielding error of his career.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: April 07, 2020 at 09:37 AM (#5937215)
Game 15 - 2007 - Yankees 6 at Sox 7 - Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start but struggled.  The Sox rallied in the 8th, Coco Crisp’s triple tied it and Alex Cora won it with a single.  Hideki Okajima was tasked with earning the save and did so.

Man, that was great. IIRC ESPN covered that game - yeah, what a guess, 2007 Yanks/Sox doesn't seem like something ESPN would be interested in showing - and they were marveling at Okajima's no-look delivery. And the green uniforms!
Great game, it was part of a sweep of the Yankees at home. And it was a credit to Francona that he realized early on in the season that Okajima was the #2 guy in the pen.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: April 07, 2020 at 09:41 AM (#5937216)
I might nominate this game for #16.
   4. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: April 07, 2020 at 02:00 PM (#5937319)
Oh that’s a good call Nate.

I’ve started looking ahead already and I’ve got some games that I didn’t want to leave out noted (no spoilers though). I will say that I have one game that is a defeat.
   5. villageidiom Posted: April 07, 2020 at 10:01 PM (#5937472)
I'm honestly disappointed nobody has taken the bait on Game 18.
   6. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: April 07, 2020 at 10:39 PM (#5937476)
I was pleased with that one, I won’t lie.
   7. The Mighty Quintana Posted: April 08, 2020 at 01:01 PM (#5937593)
Hey, Gorman Thomas did his job! The rest of the M's....not so much.
   8. villageidiom Posted: April 08, 2020 at 11:09 PM (#5937750)
That Thomas HR was such the gut-punch at the time.

Future 1986 Red Sox Spike Owen and Dave Henderson were a quarter of the problem for Seattle.
   9. villageidiom Posted: April 20, 2020 at 09:14 AM (#5942149)
Happy Patriots Day. Weird without the marathon, or the early Sox game, or the reenactment on Lexington Green.

Oh, wait, this is the Perfect Schedule thread. In this thread, these things are still happening! In fact, I might have a shot at starting finishing winning the marathon this year. Wish me luck!
   10. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: April 20, 2020 at 09:30 AM (#5942152)
Go get 'em vi! Just finishing makes you a winner!
   11. Darren Posted: April 22, 2020 at 02:17 PM (#5943083)
You're testing us here, right? I mean, you're leaving out the most memorable part of this game: Don Baylor dropped an easy popup while playing 1B. It ended up being the final fielding error of his career.


Both the original description and this made me laugh. Thanks guys.
   12. Darren Posted: April 22, 2020 at 02:25 PM (#5943089)
Game 18 - 1986 - Mariners 1 at Sox 3 - We all remember this one as Dwight Evans, who had homered on the first pitch of the season, finally hit his second homer of the season. Roger Clemens pitched adequately to earn the victory.


And of course, just to be clear, we all remember this as the game that Gorman Thomas hit is 257th HR, putting him ahead of Bob Allison, Vada Pinson, and Larry Parrish on the all-time list.
   13. villageidiom Posted: April 22, 2020 at 02:52 PM (#5943104)
And of course, just to be clear, we all remember this as the game that Gorman Thomas hit is 257th HR, putting him ahead of Bob Allison, Vada Pinson, and Larry Parrish on the all-time list.
LIES! Larry Parrish didn't make it to his 256th HR until more than two years later. Thomas was already way ahead of him in 1986.

It's almost like you're trying to make us think Baylor's dropped foul popup was insignificant. It's the most relevant thing anyone has mentioned about the game, other than "Roger Clemens pitched adequately to earn the victory."

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