Oct
01

ALDS Game 1: Who do you want to win?

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Me? I really don’t care, but it would be nice to see the Sawx lose in heartbreaking fashion. Beggars can’t be choosers, I’m rooting for a good baseball game more than anything. John Lackey (12-5, 3.75) takes on Jon Lester (16-6, 3.21), first pitch scheduled for 10pm EDT.

Categories : Asides, Game Threads
  • parms

    i live with way too many red sox fans to not root against them. im sick and tired of hearing them gloat about their recent string of success. a first round sweep would be perfect

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Ah, Chip “The Yankees led the world (emphasis, his) in Home Runs” Caray. I wonder if Mr. Caray has figured out the Yankees had the fifth most Home Runs in MLB last season.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      I guess he forgot that this isn’t 2004…

  • Wasted Talent

    C’mon Angels…humiliate the Sox this round and then get blown out in the pennant.

    • AndrewYF

      The Angels totally owe the Yankees at least this much.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Dustin Pedroia will hit a grand slam when he comes to plate this inning. That’s how he rolls.

    • UWS

      Or an extremely gritty gutsy one-pitch groundout.

  • UWS

    Did Caray just say Ellsbury’s ball was playable for Matthews? Oy.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      That ball is playable for Matthews … and it’s off the top of the wall for a leadoff double.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    M.V.P. type failure.

  • Ivan

    Not enough gritt to get that ball by Lackey.

  • Mike Pop

    Angels baby ! they gotta win this shit

  • Ivan

    I was listening on the fan like yesterday, and one of the callers said he would trade Reyes of Dustin Pedroia cuz Reyes had “no heart” and wasn’t clutch. I guess he’s right. Grit always wins.

  • Wasted Talent

    Yes! Wasted the lead off double!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Clutch dive by Pedroia there. Intangibles.

  • Mike Pop

    See what Tex does for teams !!!!!! Go get em Cash !!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    17 GIDP for Tex this year? He’ll fit right in!

  • Mike Pop

    God Tex is good

  • Ivan

    Even Ellsbury defense is overrated.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    It’s not Jon Lester’s fault, he had cancer.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    For the love of Mo Vlad. That was ball 1.

  • Ivan

    Nice Job Guerrero

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I can’t believe Buck Martinez is giving credit to Jon Lester in how he is sucking. That’s just hilarious.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Take the next two Torii.

    Dammit, nevermind.

  • Chris

    What are the chances that Lester flames out next year? He’s already thrown 60 innings more this year than his previous career high, plus whatever he’ll throw in the playoffs.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He had cancer. Innings increases don’t apply to him.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    You’re my boy Howie Kendrick. Do ya thing.

    • UWS

      He did. That was the problem.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      And I guess his thing doesn’t involving making Lester show he can throw a strike after throwing 7 straight out of the zone.

  • Ivan

    Lester walks a guy with a OBP less than .330 for his career.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Jesus, that was Ball Two.

  • Ivan

    To be honest, Im not that surprise why Guerrero struggles in the playoffs.

    • Mike Pop

      why is this ?

      • Ivan

        He’s a free swinger and has always had bad plate disipline, and in the playoffs against good pitching, they are gonna exploit that quite often.

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike, even you said it, the Angels downfall was the lack of plate disipline. Your gonna see some questionable a-bats by the Angels in the postseason.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    What’s with all the GritBeards?

  • UpStateYank

    “He had cancer. Innings increases don’t apply to him.”

    Mike, you made my milk come out my nose and all over my keyboard.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I try.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Jason Bay: Really not Xavier Nady

    • Mike Pop

      once again the sox outdid us… we sign randy they get beckett.. hughes pitches great las year and clay comes out and throws a no hitter…this offseason we are gonna sign CC and they will probly go out and steal a young durable SP for nothing and cheap money… man fuck those guys

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Clay Buchholz has pitched like shit in the big leagues. Take away that no-no, and he’s got a 5.72 ERA & 1.73 WHIP.

      • TheLastClown

        More like we got Pavano, they got Beckett.

        Maybe instead of comparing Hughes to Buchholz, you compare Joba….

        Why have a defeatist attitude that they’re going to outsign us in the pitching market in value? It’s baseless.

  • E-ROC

    I don’t think Lackey can spot his fastball any better than that.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    That was 10 straight out of the zone from Lester.

    Tex’s hit was off the plate
    Vlad popped up on the first pitch that was up and out of the zone
    Hunter walked at 5 pitches, swinging through what would have been ball 4
    Kendrick took a first pitch ball, then grounded out on a ball out of the zone
    The first two to Napoli were out of the zone

  • UWS

    ZOMG my eyes!!!! Arrrrgh, Craig Sager, why do you do this to us?!

    Mike, where’s that would-be GM list you guys promised a few days back?

  • Ivan

    Everytime I see Gary Mathews Jr, I say to myself, what a watse of money.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    THT made an interesting point in their preview of this series.

    Even with Teixeira and Napoli showing patience and power, the Angels as a team rely on putting the ball in play. They’re near the bottom of the league in walks and strikeouts and have fewer “defense independent” plays (walks, strikeouts, homers, hit batters) than all but four teams. So the defense is frequently a factor when the Angels are at bat.

    So one could come to a conclusion that when the Angels play against a team with a below average defense, like our beloved Yankees, they would have a distinct advantage, no? Could this be the main reason why the Angels have owned us recently? It makes a lot of sense, more than the popular “They are in the Yankees’ head; they have the Yankees’ number.”

    Think about it, a team that puts the ball in play a lot going against a team who who’s defensive efficiency rating ranks 25th (Yankees) of thirty Major League teams. That is not a favorable match-up for our Yankees.

    • Ivan

      A very good point indeed.

    • Ivan

      THT are yankee fans?

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Why would you think that? I know there are a bunch of guys that contribute to the site, so I would assume there would have to be some Yankee fans there.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Oh, I see where you got mixed up. The italicized portion is a segment of THT’s preview of the Red Sox-Angels series. Everything else are my original thoughts.

  • Mike Pop

    If they sign Tex they can probably try to deal Kendry Morales for some outfield help or something like that right ? Morales is suppose to be pretty good

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s another Juan Miranda, except he switch hits. Yawn.

      • Mike Pop

        OOO i thought he was suppose to be really good

    • Ivan

      The Cal league can make solid prospects into top prospects.

  • Ivan

    The Angels: The Anti Sabermetrics Team.

    • UWS

      Didn’t they outperform their Pythag by something like 12 games? Too lazy to look it up.

      • Ivan

        They were one of the luckier teams in the AL or baseball. Joe Sheenan had a interesting article on why K-Rod had so many SV’s and opportunities. Cuz for the fact that offense was down, and the angels hardley blow out their opponents, so yea they were playing over their heads.

        That and cuz they hardly walk and have little power and make alot outs on the basepaths.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Nice job by TBS pointing out Varitek’s career low batting avg.

  • E-ROC

    Varitek in rare All-Star form.

    • Ivan

      o yea he’s ready.

  • Ivan

    Gritty slide there by Lowrie.

  • UWS

    That stupid graphic by TBS that measures the runner’s lead from first base: dumb or dumbest thing ever?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Nice job, Rapuano. Fuck-head.

  • UWS

    Ortiz is teh clutch.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Get off your knees ump; you’re blowing the game!!!

    Where was that from?

  • Ivan

    An Angel taking pitches, Im stun.

  • Ivan

    Shut The Fuck Up about Varitek behind the god damn plate. Geez.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Seriously.

    • Will (the other one)

      Jason Varitek. Mind like a computer.

    • UWS

      Dang, beat me to it :)

  • UWS

    Good grief, enough with the Varitek verbal fellatio!!!! Yarrrgh.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Gritty Error.

    • UWS

      Jed Lowrie is teh clutch.

  • TheLastClown

    Gritty boot Lowrie

  • Ivan

    What a play by Lowrie. And they question this guy sticking at SS, how dare they.

  • Ivan

    What was that Bay.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Bay looking Abreu-esque in the field.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Angels: 1
    Cancer Patient: 0

    • E-ROC

      Hahaha

    • UWS

      I’d say it’s more like Jed Lowrie 1, Cancer Patient 0.

      I’m actually a big Jon Lester fan, so I hope he pitches well and loses the game 1-0.

    • Ivan

      Nah

      Angels: 1

      Varitek Behind the Plate: 0

  • E-ROC

    You know, it would be great if Hunter gets a ring. And I am also rooting for Griffey to get a ring.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Howie Kendrick, rally killer extraordinaire.

    • UWS

      3 pitches, 2 outs, 5 LOB. This kid would look good in pinstripes, he’s got the basics down.

  • Ivan

    And Kendrick swings at a pitch that would of hit him. UGH.

  • Ivan

    Ugly Bitch.

  • TheLastClown

    Jon Lester survives Cancer,

    Pitches 63 innings en route to a WS ring, and a win in the clincher.

    Spits in the face of baseball men & gods to throw 210 innings a year later & shatter the 30 inning increase

    Starts game 1 of the ALDS, gives up a run, and comes back to get the inning ending out with two pitches

    Brave Man? or The Bravest Man Ever?

  • Ivan

    Buck Martinez: “Jason Bay fits the Sox bill, A proffesional baseball player”

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Ostrich?!? That’s not a burger, that’s a bird.

    Heh, awesome.

    • Joe

      Mike,
      With Suttle’s injury does he still start out at Tampa or does he rehab through the system?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Injury?

        • Joe

          Apparently he tore his labrum and is done for quite a bit.

          • UWS

            When’d this happen??

            • Joe

              A couple of days ago.

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Huh, I hadn’t heard that. It’s not as bad because he’s a hitter, but if the tear is bad enough, no way he’ll be ready in April.

            • Joe

              I wonder if this means he slides over to first base?

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                Well, he was just rated the best defensive infielder in the Sally League. Let him show he can’t make the throw anymore before moving him. We don’t even know if the injury is to his throwing shoulder.

                • Joe

                  Really? The best defensive infielder? Not that I have an opinion either way cause I’ve never seen him play. But I didn’t realize his defense was that highly regarded. I thought he was mostly bat skills. I was baseing it on the assumption that since he is blocked at third, and first base is pretty empty in the system that they would move him sooner.

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                  Neither did I. Must have been a down year in the league.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Jason Varitek, please.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Hey, did Moose give a timetable on his decision to retire or not?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Clutch.

  • E-ROC

    The Little Pony; is that really Pedroia nickname/

  • Ivan

    The Little engine that couldn’t Pedroia.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    What’s the ceiling, floor and probability of reaching said ceiling for Anibal Sanchez?

  • Ivan

    Guerrero swinging at ball 1.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Plate discipline for the loss.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Rather, patience for the loss.

  • UWS

    Eff you, Torii.

  • Infamous

    is it me or are these announcers on every red sox players dicks

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Bah.

  • UWS

    Awwwwwww fuck.

  • Infamous

    fuck u jason bay

  • Ivan

    Fuck you Bay. FUCK YOU.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Home Run number twenty-seven given up by John Lackey.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Heh, check out Scott Boras kicking it behind the plate.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      His son ever going to sniff a Major League roster? Is he still in school?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        He’s in school, USC I think.

      • UWS

        Hmmm, Boras’ precious snowflake wants to go pro?

        What would I give to be a fly on the wall during THOSE contract negotiations…

  • Infamous

    Giambi-esque play

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Buck Martinez: “Mark Kotsay has been a good role player for the Red Sox.”

    Mark Kotsay has a .226/.286/.345 vital line since joining the Red Sox.

    • UWS

      Well, perhaps that’s his role, no?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    They let Lester off the hook in the hook in the first. Had a chance to make a statement there.

    • UWS

      Kinda sounds like another team we all know, doesn’t it?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Yeah no kidding, why not start Juan Rivera in RF against the lefty? His OPS against LHP is nearly 60 points higher than GMJ’s.

    And where the hell was that pitch? Wow.

  • UWS

    You watch this game and you just KNOW that if Yankees were playing instead of Boston, Angels would be winning in a blowout. Bleh.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Nah, with Mike Mussina’s command, the Angels would be treating the batter’s box like a revolving door.

      • UWS

        Eh, I don’t know. In theory that should be the case, but some shit always seems to go down when we play LAA. They’re like Yanks’ kryptonite.

  • Ivan

    Lester is on now.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Vlad could have done that.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Gary Matthews Jr. just became the most worthless player in Major League Baseball. Melky Cabrera would have had that.

    • UWS

      *Bobby Abreu* would’ve had that.

      • Ivan

        And you know what, ya right.

  • Ivan

    OMG, Gary Mathews Jr. is useless son of a bitch.

  • UWS

    Oh. My. God.

  • E-ROC

    $55 million failed.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    Who are we all kidding — the Sox are going to be in the Series AGAIN, and probably win it all against the Dodgers.

    • AndrewYF

      Hey, I predicted this days ago.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        This is our curse as Yankees fans since 2004, to watch these morons keep winning it all every…

        single.

        year.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Oh stop it. It’s Game frickin’ 1 of the ALDS. they haven’t exactly been playing like their hair’s on fire either.

          • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

            Do they need to? 2 runs may be all they need tonight.

        • UWS

          Every single year? Really?

          The ’05 White Sox and the ’06 Cardinals might like a few words with you.

  • Ivan

    Come on Oliver.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    David Ortiz is so clutch. That pitch was in the other batter’s box.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    David Ortiz: 2002-2007

    • Ivan

      More like 03-05.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        No, I meant he was born in 2002, and died in 2007.

  • Ivan

    Where’s Charles Barkley to get on Craig Sager on his horrible suits.

  • Ivan

    Angels offense sucking right now.

  • Will (the other one)

    A one-seamer? Seriously?

  • Ivan

    Lester is dealing right now.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    A one-seam fastball? What can’t Jon Lester do.

    Man, they really let him off the hook in the first.

  • Ivan

    Lester throwing gas.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Damn, even Gameday had Lester clocked at 97-MPH.

    • Ivan

      He’s been dealing since the iff start.

  • UWS

    OK, I’ve got half of my wish – Lester has pitched a gem.

    Now, it’s time for the bullpen to blow it in spectacular fashion.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Ha, quote of the day from LoHud.

    Boy do the Red Sox regret trading Lester when he struggled his 1st two years in the league, then had all the health issues…

    oh wait…they didn’t…they were patient with a 22-year old kid while he learned how to become a major league pitcher.

    • UWS

      But-but-but! We want to win NOW, not two years from now!!! Patience is unacceptable!

    • Ivan

      Fuck the future.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I don’t know how to react. I’m almost inclined to disagree because of the source.

  • Ivan

    Wow he lets oliver face youkilis.

  • Will (the other one)

    Love Youk’s playoff beard. Oh, wait…

    Jackass.

  • Ivan

    3-4-5 coming up. Can’t they at least get a run here.

  • Ivan

    Scott Shields is the guy I compare Melancon to.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    All those years of work finally took a toll on Shields. That 98mph heat is long gone.

    • Ivan

      I thought he use to top out at 96.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      According to FanGraphs, his Fastball velocity has ranged from 92.0-92.7 over the last four seasons.

      *Hey, aren’t you supposed to get ejected if you throw your helmet?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I have a good feeling the Halos will pull this out.

  • Ivan

    You gotta hit Masterson a little no?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Masterson, stupid fake Jamaican.

    • Ivan

      Word.

  • Will (the other one)

    Man, those walks are HIIIIIIGH…

  • Ivan

    Fuck You Ellsbury.

  • UWS

    Damn, that’s a fantastic catch by Ellsbury.

  • Ivan

    Watch Torii GIDP

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I officially hate Vladimir Guerrero.

  • Will (the other one)

    Good Lord…what a STUPID idea.

    • Ivan

      That’s Angel’s baseball for ya.

  • Ivan

    OMG, Guerrero can’t run.

  • UWS

    Angels play good fundamental baseball. Uh-huh.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Jesus Christ.

  • E-ROC

    Guerrero, use your brain cells.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, what mediot was it that said Justin Masterson threw in the mid-90’s?

  • Ivan

    All ya can do is laugh cuz it was so bad.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Oh, now you want to take pitches? Fucking aye.

  • Ivan

    The one time Kendrick is taking pitches, he’s taking pitches down the fucking middle.

  • Ivan

    Thanx Vlad for fucking it up.

  • UWS

    This game blows. I hate baseball.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    It must take some real restraint not to curse out a player after a horrendous base-running play.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      As a First Base or Third Base coach.

  • Will (the other one)

    Man…that looked even more spectacularly bad from the blimp.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I got more aggravated watching that than I did at any point watching the Yanks this year. Just a stupid, stupid play by Vlad.

    • UWS

      Word.

  • Ivan

    Aw fucking please, stop giving Varitek more credit than he deserve.

    And it’s a fucking bunt, shut the fuck up.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I don’t know which dropped faster: the WPA for the Angels after Vlad’s idiotic play on the bases; or the WaMu stock.

    Zing!

    • Will (the other one)

      Awright, some tragically topical humor! AY-oh!

  • UWS

    These announcers nauseate me. I never thought I’d long for the dulcet stylings of Michael Kay, Miller&Morgan, or even Buck&McCarver.

    “Marvelous” season for Ellsbury? OK, whatever.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Coco Crisp’s .826-Zone Rating in Center Field ranked as the worst in the American League this season. Surprising?

    • JimT

      A totally useless stat. If you watch him play on a routine basis you can see that Coco reads plays well, gets a good jump and covers a great deal of ground. His weak throwing arm is all that keeps him from being an elite defensive centerfielder. That range factor stat is just silly.

  • Ivan

    No Buck Martinez, the guy Ellsbury had a 89 OPS.

    And he’s not that good at CF. fucking overrated.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Good, so the Sox get an insurance run, and Shields is likely unavailable tomorrow.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      They play Friday.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    My level of discomfort and agitation has just taken an unhealthy rise.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Yeah, this game did wonders for my blood pressure. Glad I stayed up.

  • UWS

    How do the Yankees always lose to these clowns? How?!

  • Ivan

    great, now I gotta hear sox fans saying that Ellsbury is better than A-Jax.

    • Whitey14

      He is, why would you say he isn’t?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    A-Rod did that.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Fuck this, see you dudes later today.

    Scott Kazmir FTW.

  • Ivan

    Just fuckin great, Ortiz with a RBI see-Eye single.

  • Ivan

    Angels will bring the tying run at the plate.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      HEY!!! That’s my thing.

      • Ivan

        I know, Im just checking if it could work.

        • TheLastClown

          One more baserunner…..

  • TheLastClown

    I think it would be more satisfying to see Boston get beaten by the Rays.

  • Ivan

    Nice Aybar, swing at three pitches when ya down 3 fuckin runs.

  • Ivan

    Fuck the Angels, and Fuck the Sox too.

  • JimT

    What a really great game. Jon Lester is rounding out to be an elite starter. The Sox did a good job of getting baserunners on all night and eventually scored four runs. A gem by Lester, the bridge from Masterson to the hammer in Paps. Just the way you right it up.

    Game two is critical for the Angels, they certainlt don’t want to go up against Beckett in Boston facing elimination. Suddenly they are under a lot of pressure.

    Lets Go Sox!!!

    • Whitey14

      I was dissapointed that they didn’t get to Lackey earlier though. I really think this team’s pitching will have to carry them if they’re to go far as very few guys are clicking at the plate right now.

      I did get quite a kick out of the comments during the game, I remember being that mad and bitter for years so I could certainly sympathize. I don’t, but I could ;-)

  • JimT

    They are just frustrated fans that really care about their team. I like to check in to get away from the Red Sox rah rah stuff and get a different perspective. You just have to weave you way through a bit of Internet “testosterone”. I still have a vivid recollection of walking around in circles unable to sleep after the 1986 loss to the Mets. Red Sox fans can certainly relate to the pains of baseball disappointment.

    It will be interesting to watch the future with Cashman staying. I have my doubts about Cashman, but I hope that I’m wrong. Yankee fans support their team like crazy and deserve a good team and the back and forth with the Red Sox is at its best when both teams are good.

    If the Red Sox are able to get past the Angels and go deep into the playoffs then it will be high time to give “Tito” some real recognition. He has really held these Red Sox teams together.

    • Whitey14

      Yeah, I come here for pretty much the same reason. That and there are a lot of knowledgable fans and commenters here. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times, Red Sox and Yankees fans are the same creatures, we’re just wearing different logos.

      • JimT

        Well put, we are the same in our passion for our teams and love of baseball.