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#51 86spike


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:00 PM

Hopefully Tek will leave the game as soon as Daisuke does.

I feel better about Daisuke than I do about the offense.
(5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 95 P)

#52 PrometheusWakefield


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Sep 15 2009, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wonder why Youks and Martinez aren't playing after an off day.

I wonder if it's the spike in Martinez' case.

Could be the most important game of the year coming up today. There's a big difference between this team's chances in the playoffs if we have effective Dice-K. And of course a win moves us to a half game behind the Angels, and two means Texas is looking up at them rather than us.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:10 PM

Youk is out with back spasms. No word why VMart is off.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Sep 15 2009, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Youk is out with back spasms. No word why VMart is off.

"Personal issues" per Ian Browne.



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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Sep 15 2009, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I totally get why Tek is catching Dicek, but the Angels are going to abuse the hell out of him tonight.

Lineup: Ellsbury, Pedroia, Drew, Bay, Ortiz, Lowell, Kotchman, Varitek, Gonzalez. Matsuzaka. #redsox

Wonder why Youks and Martinez aren't playing after an off day.

Whenever I complain about the line-up, the Sox win. I have great powers, apparently.

So: Why sit Youks and VMart at the same time? With the line-up already weakened by Tek's pitcher like batting skills, they should really have both of them in the line-up to balance things out. Going the other way, and taking out arguably their best two bats at the same time, is hard to justify. And with Daisuke on the mound, it stands to reason that the Sox will need runs tonight.

Now if the Sox win, you can send money and thanks my way.

#56 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:16 PM

Personal issues? A family member better be dead or dying for him to miss this game.

#57 InsideTheParker


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:17 PM

I have really disliked Torii Hunter ever since he said that better team didn't win the ALDS last year. What a jerk.
I would like the Red Sox to beat him somehow. Repeatedly.

The title of this game thread is awesome, by the way. It captures the line of thinking of everyone contemplating this game.

#58 PrometheusWakefield


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:27 PM

QUOTE (InsideTheParker @ Sep 15 2009, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The title of this game thread is awesome, by the way. It captures the line of thinking of everyone contemplating this game.

I agree. Props to Foulkey.

#59 judyb

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Sep 15 2009, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I totally get why Tek is catching Dicek, but the Angels are going to abuse the hell out of him tonight.

That's the beauty of Dice-K, though, no harm in stolen bases if he's going to walk them loaded as soon as anyone gets on, anyway.

#60 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:33 PM

Thanks bros.

I still think that Lackey's suck will overcome Dicek and the lack of Youks and Vmart.



#61 SoxFan234

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:34 PM

QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Sep 15 2009, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I totally get why Tek is catching Dicek, but the Angels are going to abuse the hell out of him tonight.

Lineup: Ellsbury, Pedroia, Drew, Bay, Ortiz, Lowell, Kotchman, Varitek, Gonzalez. Matsuzaka. #redsox

Wonder why Youks and Martinez aren't playing after an off day.

Other than Tek and probably Kotchman, it's still a pretty good lineup. Hopefully Dice-K shows us something tonight other than large quantities of suck.

Edited by SoxFan234, 15 September 2009 - 03:35 PM.


#62 Al Zarilla


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE (judyb @ Sep 15 2009, 01:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's the beauty of Dice-K, though, no harm in stolen bases if he's going to walk them loaded as soon as anyone gets on, anyway.

Dice-K: the stolen base neutralizer. c070.gif

No prob, as long as he keeps all Angels' body or uniform parts from touching home plate thereafter. Well, body parts are OK if they're detached from the rest of the body. Another crazed emoticon here.

#63 pokey_reese


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE (Kilgore A. Trout @ Sep 15 2009, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got a section 33 seat. Where're you?


I think section 43? Behind the visitor's bullpen, in the narrow section by the railing that separates the bleachers from the grandstands in RF.

#64 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:49 PM

This sucks.

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V. Mart is back in Cleveland; Personal issue could also keep him out of tomorrow's lineup.


#65 pokey_reese


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (Foulkey Reese @ Sep 15 2009, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I totally get why Tek is catching Dicek, but the Angels are going to abuse the hell out of him tonight.

Lineup: Ellsbury, Pedroia, Drew, Bay, Ortiz, Lowell, Kotchman, Varitek, Gonzalez. Matsuzaka. #redsox

Wonder why Youks and Martinez aren't playing after an off day.


Wow, awful line-up. I guess the management wants to see if Matsuzaka can win a low scoring game.

#66 Andrew


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (pokey_reese @ Sep 15 2009, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, awful line-up. I guess the management wants to see if Matsuzaka can win a low scoring game.


Yeah, the management purposely sits guys out just to make it interesting.

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The Red Sox will be without both Kevin Youkilis (back spasms) and Victor Martinez (personal matter), perhaps their two best hitters, for at least tonight and likely for tomorrow, too.


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#67 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:00 PM

One of these days the '09 team is going to have everyone on the field and playing well at the same time. It hasn't happened since April, but I'm confident we'll see it for at least a minute.

#68 Synovia

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:00 PM

QUOTE (SoxFan234 @ Sep 15 2009, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Other than Tek and probably Kotchman, it's still a pretty good lineup. Hopefully Dice-K shows us something tonight other than large quantities of suck.


I just don't like Lowell at 3rd when you've got a pitcher who hasn't pitched in a while. Dice K needs all the help he can get.

#69 TheYaz67

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (PrometheusWakefield @ Sep 15 2009, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could be the most important game of the year coming up today. There's a big difference between this team's chances in the playoffs if we have effective Dice-K. And of course a win moves us to a half game behind the Angels, and two means Texas is looking up at them rather than us.


Well, considering that he may be the 4th starter in the postseason, and depending on which ALDS series the Sox get (assuming obviously they are in) he may not even pitch, its hard to say there is a "big" difference in their postseason chances, given that 4th starters are rarely a deciding factor in short series...

#70 TheYellowDart5


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:22 PM

So this is a certified reverse lock game.

#71 mikeford


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:39 PM

Getting the feeling that Francona hates Daisuke at this point:

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Tito on what he'd like from Daisuke: "I'd like him to get them out more consistently." Looking for less effort to get velocity. #redsox

#72 aksoxfan

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:48 PM

We used up a pretty large allotment of luck last night with the Pats sqeaker. Tonight feels like a drubbing with Lackey shutting down the O.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:49 PM

QUOTE (Andrew @ Sep 15 2009, 04:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, the management purposely sits guys out just to make it interesting.




#74 NomarRS05

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:56 PM

You know, with a 4.5 game lead in the wild card, I don't think it's the worst thing in the world to rest some key players here and there until season's end.

It may make tonight's game less fun, but oh well.

#75 Tartan

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE (Rick V @ Sep 15 2009, 12:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm anticipating a pitiful performance by Dice-K. He pitched horribly in the minors except for that last start against Single A hitters. He's never been close to what was advertised. Yeah, he won 18 games last year but his total innings were a joke. Those 18 wins belong to the bullpen and his huge run support at least as much as they belong to Dice-K. He doesn't go right at hitters b/c he gets shelled when he does.


You lost me by the third sentence. What does last season (frustrating, but not bad and sometimes pretty damn good) have to do with tonight?

We know by now he isn't a great pitcher. He can be quite good. That said, I'd be surprised if he was good tonight, given all the circumstances of his season so far (coming off a long DL stint after pitching terribly, facing a very good offense)

#76 Al Zarilla


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE (aksoxfan @ Sep 15 2009, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We used up a pretty large allotment of luck last night with the Pats sqeaker. Tonight feels like a drubbing with Lackey shutting down the O.

Merriweather hitting the snot out of McKelvin, Woods stripping the ball like a Tasmanian Devil and the kicker, Gostkowski, sticking his nose in there to recover, I don't know if I'd call that luck. More Patriots doing whatever has to be done to win a game. Lackey should be due for a stinker.

#77 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:36 PM

What in the blue hell was that?

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:40 PM

The Pats got a break with the fumble, but had McKelvin done the smart thing and taken a knee, the Bills would've been at their 20 with 2:06 left, and the Pats still holding three timeouts plus the 2-minute warning. I think the Pats would've won anyway.

#79 Max Power


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:40 PM

A rather festive shirt on Eck there.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE (Pandemonium67 @ Sep 15 2009, 06:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Pats got a break with the fumble, but had McKelvin done the smart thing and taken a knee, the Bills would've been at their 20 with 2:06 left, and the Pats still holding three timeouts plus the 2-minute warning. I think the Pats would've won anyway.


Even assuming a defensive stop, that's getting the ball back at their own 30-40, no timeouts, about 1:30 on the clock, and needing a touchdown. I don't love their chances.

Edited by Max Power, 15 September 2009 - 05:43 PM.


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:44 PM

is there a way to watch the game streaming without using P2P program? i'm on a mac and in a boring class.

#82 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:49 PM

Caron claiming the Angels are the best hitting team in baseball because they have the best average. Technically correct, I suppose, but lacking any and all nuance... and really not accurately reflecting the best offense in baseball. They might be the third best offense behind the Yankees and the Sox. But they'd have some competition there with the Phillies, the Dodgers and the Rangers.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE (I Like Baseball @ Sep 15 2009, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is there a way to watch the game streaming without using P2P program? i'm on a mac and in a boring class.


Sometimes you can find a broadcast here:

I've also had a lot of luck with TVAnts in the past. Requires a download and some patience. You install the program, then just search for what you want to watch and it usually finds it and starts streaming. The patience comes in while the streaming loads. It can take 5-10 minutes for it to fully initialize, but once it does it's smooth sailing and more often than not isn't too far behind the live broadcast.

I use it any time I'm in a black out zone.

Edit: It's P2P but it shares steams exclusively. If you just can't access P2P networks at school, then you'll be out of luck with it.

Edited by Snodgrass'Muff, 15 September 2009 - 06:02 PM.


#84 OhBabyDontOrtizMe


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:58 PM

Kneel before SOX!!!



#85 reggiecleveland


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:06 PM

I like when a manager baseball people think "does it the right way" gets some power and he gets the credit.

Sciosia has some power on the team this year but the talk will be about how he "utilizes his weapons" and the baserunning.

in 05 Ozzie's small ball got all the credit even though they hit a shitload of homers

#86 SoxFan234

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:07 PM

Dice-K is definitely in better shape now than at the beginning of the season.

#87 Hackery

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (I Like Baseball @ Sep 15 2009, 11:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
is there a way to watch the game streaming without using P2P program? i'm on a mac and in a boring class.


totally forgot us lurkers could post in here, pm'ed you link

this one seems to be working at the minute

http://legacystreami...com/streams.htm

#88 nvalvo


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:10 PM

Just saw the lineups. Wow. Dice had better be sharp.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:11 PM

I'm calling a 1st inning tater off of Dice K.

#90 Sprowl


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:12 PM

Velocity 93-94: a pleasant surprise.

#91 TheYellowDart5


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:12 PM

Someday there'll be a valid explanation as to why every Japanese pitcher humps the air before throwing a pitch.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:13 PM

QUOTE (rembrat @ Sep 15 2009, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm calling a 1st inning tater off of Dice K.

Hope it's just one but I bet it won't be a solo.

#93 TheYellowDart5


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:13 PM

From 0-2 to 3-2 ... that's our Daisuke.

EDIT: God damn it.

Edited by TheYellowDart5, 15 September 2009 - 06:13 PM.


#94 reggiecleveland


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

The good old 0-2 to walk
He's back to his old self

#95 Yazdog8

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

Nibble....nibble....nibble....nibble...

#96 Bellhorn


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

And so it begins. Let's turn this into a drinking game.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

Still a vagina.

#98 PeaceSignMoose

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

Nice start.

0-2 then you lose him. Awesome.

#99 OhBabyDontOrtizMe


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

0-2 becomes 3-2. Huh. Never saw that coming.

#100 unclebobo

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

Anybody got numbers on how many Dice K 0-2 counts end up being walks?