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There's some contact - Schilling (barely) hits the leadoff man. BOOOO
Uh oh, small defensive fuckup...first in a long time.
...and Rockies take advantage will a Helton groundout. 1-0 rockies.
Ubaldo goes through the first 3 batters in order. Something we haven't seen in a while. But the balls were all well hit, which is good.
Golden sombrero with a hit?
Tulowiski chases a splitter for Schill's first K
Sox get their first baserunner- JD Drew hit-by-pitch. One on, two outs. Cmon Tek.
Weak grounder to Third. Nice play by Atkins - 2 outs. JD is a BAD ASS. Varitek strikes out. At least we broke up the perfect game.
Fox informs us that Jason Varitek listens to Dave Matthews Band and Bare Naked Ladies. I really don't know what to think about that. It makes me sort of sad, I guess.And he strikes out. Serves him right.
IBID! Good to see you.
Daisy likes the Bare Naked Ladies and Dave Matthews and she didn't strike out. oh wait... sorry about that. Good to be here Earl. Grounder to Lowell 1 down.
Striking throwing machine!!! 0-2oops... Except for that one.... 1-2but... A lot like that one!Strike him out!!!!(I miss Peter)
"Two pitchers who throw the fastball differently" Ah.. McCarver... so glad you're back.Jacoby... weak grounder.
Lugo... weak grounder :-(Come on Dustin!
Pedoria... works a walk....
Ortiz to the plate with two on...Cmon...
FUCK!!!! That was so close!
CRUSHED - but foul.
Couldn't hold up! CRAP
Yuck. Well, they're beginning to work the count at least.
"Short stroke for a big guy" "He's 6'3" with a short stroke"
Holliday followed by a deep and two shallow pop ups.
I can't write... I need another beer.
What a slide by lowell.... Drew is still a bad ass... Varitek makes CONTACT...Tie game.
Drew with a hit, finally. 2 on, one out.Ooh, a beer sound nice right now.TIE GAME!!!
FREE TACOS FOR AMERICAThanks Jacoby!
Another shot from Youk. But Taveras tracks it down.
I just found out that they're carrying the WS on TV here in Israel. I was all excited for a moment, before turning on the sound and hearing Rick Sutcliffe's voice. God that man is terrible. WOrse than McCarver, possibly.Cmon Manny.
"he can strike like a cobra in a basket"Good cut by Manny... Again we learn that Manny is not phased by any count.Base hit!
Let's compare quotables... Cmon MIKIE
MIKE LOWELL!!!! 2-1 Sox.
YESI love that manny's nearly out at third.
By the way, Earl do you sleep? YOu're in Israel?!Oh.. that's it for Jimenez!!! Didn't we kill this guy Affeldt when he was a Royal?
No, I don't sleep, and it's bad. Hard to get any work done. And again the starter can't make it through 5. Their bullpen's going to be mighty tired if this keeps up.
20.1 innings 7 ER 27 Hits... Let's get to him!
Of course that previous post makes not sense, because this is Drew's first year as a Sox.I love fun with Stats!
Loaded for the Captain.
Baseball Prospectus 2007 on Herges: Herges is the chain restaurant of the relief pitcher world. There are loads of pitchers just like him, he doesn't do any on thing particularly well, and teams always wind up settling for him rather than intentionally seeking him out.
Varitek makes contact. Pop up to left, Holliday handles it easily to end the inning.
My hotel room just lost power - not a good sign.
must get tacos from taco bell...how annoying is that promotion???
2 on, Schilling done. Pretty quick hook. But better than a late one...
Your hotel lost power? Where are you in Israel?Cmon Okijima!
Earl can I have your taco if you're not back by October 30th?
Yes. As Royce Clayton said, you can have as many tacos as you want - just keep going to different taco bells.
Induces the ground out.
Troy Aikman is a Sox fan? What the?
Schilling at the top of the steps to greet Okijima. I am sad. I can't see the direct TV blimp from my house. Although I did see it arrive :-)Oh and the f-whatever-ubiquitos-fly-by cruised by daisy's last night and it sounded like the roof was falling in.
Jacoby lead off single!
Greek God of Walks!
Oops it's actually me on Daisy's computer.
Yuck - still 2-1. And I'm a wreck - need some sleep (5:15 here, need to get up in 2 hours). Have a good night - go Sox!
5 up 5 down! That's 5 batters shutdown by Oki! It's streach time.Boyz to Men?!
I guess you're stuck with me :-)I want more beer. Is that wrong of me?
Drew with a 2 out single. Captain contact steps to the plate.
Tek stirkes out.
ANOTHER K FOR OKI!!!
Holliday gets a hit, nearly killing Pap. Dustin made big time dive but could not come up with it.
Holliday PICKED OFF!!!
Jacoby pops up to center. Lugo bunts into his knee, which happens to be in fair territory. Yes, that's an out. 2 outs changing pitcher. Dustin with a hit. Cmon Youk!
Helton STRIKES OUT!
Jacoby playing deep comes in and grabs it. 2 out!
WOW! Nice work Pap's. Good work for Schill, Oki, and Schill. 2-1 SOX.Good night!
And by "Schill, Oki, and Schill" I mean "Schill, Oki, and Pap".I didn't need that last beer.
Am I too late to be awesome?I can't believe you didn't remark on the "Pedroia's a short guy with a looooong stroke" comment... that had me on the floor for about half an hour.
I am now awesome.Loved the peter* reference.And predictions were kind of right. I said Ubo gone before end of 5 - happened but without the BB and HR.And GR had schill allowing 5. Very close, it was 4 hits.