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Goldbricker Ball

The Mets are playing this afternoon. So are the Sox.

Have at it if you’d like.

[Photos Via: Observando and One Fast Move or I'm Gone]

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11 comments

1 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 11, 2012 1:04 pm

Sox down, 2-1 in the 6th.

2 RIYank   ~  Apr 11, 2012 1:52 pm

Sox get the first two batters on in the ninth. For A-Gon, Youk, and Papi to try to tie it up (trailing by two).
Adrian flies out, runners advance, now a hit will tie it.
Youk strikes out.
Papi goes down, it's ovah, another nice Lestah staht squandahd.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 11, 2012 1:53 pm

Wow, Lester has pitched well twice with nothing to show for it.

4 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 11, 2012 1:54 pm

[2] I'm very sad. 1 and 5 staht foh Bahsthan.

5 rbj   ~  Apr 11, 2012 1:59 pm

[4] Let the Bobby V. bashing commence!

Tiggers only have 2 runs through 7 innings, Tampa only has one hit though. And Verlander has given up only 1 BB too. 6Ks, 76 pitches.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 11, 2012 2:12 pm

5) Yeah, he's pretty good, huh?

7 RIYank   ~  Apr 11, 2012 2:35 pm

[5] Way too late for the Bobby V bashing to commence.

8 rbj   ~  Apr 11, 2012 2:43 pm

Verlander had given up 1 hit and 1 BB through 8, so guess it was ok to let him start, but this is odd:
C. Thomas in right field
- J. Keppinger hit for S. Rodriguez
- J. Keppinger singled to shallow center
- R. Brignac struck out swinging
- D. Jennings singled to shallow right, J. Keppinger to third
(Maybe Justin is tiring? Why not bring in your closer, who's very good)
- C. Pena walked, D. Jennings to second, J. Keppinger scored on wild pitch
(Hello, Valverde time!)
- E. Longoria singled to shallow left, D. Jennings scored, C. Pena to second
- D. Schlereth relieved J. Verlander
(tied up, past closer time, I guess)
- E. Johnson hit for M. Joyce
- E. Johnson walked, C. Pena to third, E. Longoria to second
- J. Valverde relieved D. Schlereth
(Now? WTF? When it was a save situation Valverde was perfect last season, not so in none save situations)
- B. Zobrist singled to shallow center, C. Pena and E. Longoria scored, E. Johnson to second
(And history repeats)

9 ms october   ~  Apr 11, 2012 2:50 pm

[7] have the calls commenced for bobby v to be fired?

10 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 11, 2012 3:09 pm

HOW BOUT DEM SOX?!

11 RIYank   ~  Apr 11, 2012 3:40 pm

[9] No. But there's a large faction that hates him. For the reasons you'd expect -- he's kind of a loudmouth egotistical smug know-it-all. Or anyway he comes off that way to many people.
And when you think you have a good team and it keeps losing, you almost always have an inclination to blame the manager.

Also, there are still many Tito-lovers and they resent Bobby V.

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