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LA Angels at Anaheim at BOSTON, Monday, October 6, 2008
Game 4: FINAL: SOX 3, Angels 2 - ALDS Champions!

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Post icon  Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

Game time: 8:37 pm EDT

Scheduled starters: John Lackey (12-5, 3.75 season; 0-1, 2.70 postseason) v. Jon Lester (16-6, 3.21 season, 1-0, 0.00 postseason)

The game will be on TBS


Boston weather: 4 pm observation at KBOS: Wind out of the northwest at 14 mph, with gusts to 21 mph, visibility 10 miles, few clouds at 5,500 feet, broken layers at 8,500 and 30,000 feet, temperature 58F, DP 34F


Forecast: Mucho chilly! We had a short wave disturbance with a cold front over southern NE today, which caused scattered showers and some (YIKES) snow pellets through the area. That's all moving off the coast, and there is dry, cold, dense air behind it. The winds will diminish after sunset, and the skies will clear, and that will set up a lot of radiational cooling. It will be cold at the game, although not as damp as last night. It could be in the low 40s by the time the game ends.

Wear mittens.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

Good, freeze those LA lalas out. (I don't know what a lala is)

Big game for Lester, and I'm betting Pdroia breaks out of the slump. I have the Sox winning 5-2. I'm not to be denied the pleasure of quoting this post tomorrow, after the sox win 5-2. So bank on a win, and bank on it being 5-2.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:02 PM

View PostRedSoxAnni, on Oct 6 2008, 01:52 PM, said:

Boston weather: 4 pm observation at KBOS: Wind out of the northwest at 14 mph, with gusts to 21 mph, visibility 10 miles, few clouds at 5,500 feet, broken layers at 8,500 and 30,000 feet, temperature 58F, DP 34F


Forecast: Mucho chilly! We had a short wave disturbance with a cold front over southern NE today, which caused scattered showers and some (YIKES) snow pellets through the area. That's all moving off the coast, and there is dry, cold, dense air behind it. The winds will diminish after sunset, and the skies will clear, and that will set up a lot of radiational cooling. It will be cold at the game, although not as damp as last night. It could be in the low 40s by the time the game ends.

Wear mittens.

I was surprised to see players' "breaths" last night. Probably same tonight.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:05 PM

Really? Mark Kotsay and not Casey?

Arghhhh.

Oh well. I guess Tito's being Tito.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:28 PM

View PostManny's ps2, on Oct 6 2008, 02:09 PM, said:

Really? Mark Kotsay and not Casey?

Arghhhh.

Oh well. I guess Tito's being Tito.

From WEEI.com

"Sean Casey has yet to see action this series, in part because the proper pitching matchup has not existed, and in part because Casey's limitations on the bases and in the field--especially against an aggressive Angels team--make it more difficult to get him in a game. "Having the more agile defense is very important for us because of the way they play the game," Francona said. ...Francona was pleased with the Game 3 performance of Josh Beckett, saying that the rotation anchor was just missing on a number of pitches, and crediting the Angels with a surprisingly patient offensive approach. -- Alex Speier (UPDATED - Oct. 6, 5:11pm)"
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:34 PM

Out of curiosity I checked out stubhub. There are some decent seats for less than $100 available if anyone is interested.

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:23 PM

I am officially nervous about this tilt. Lackey is just as capable as Lester of spinning a gem, and the Angels definitely grabbed the momentum last night. I have a bad feeling about this one.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:44 PM

View Postmatty2578, on Oct 6 2008, 03:27 PM, said:

Lackey is just as capable as Lester of spinning a gem


Perhaps.

But Lackey does have 6.34 ERA in 8 career starts at Fenway, with 8 HR allowed, and a stellar line of .318/.373/.552/.925 against him. That is, by the way, his worst ERA at any park where he's started more than 1 game, and his worst OPS+ allowed anywhere.

Lester was reasonably ok at Fenway this year. 11-1, 2.49 ERA. Decent, you know.

I'm not that worried about momentum. The momentum of Francisco Rodriguez's outing last night suggests to me that he's about 3 pitches away from giving up a bomb, if it ever reaches that point.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

View Postmatty2578, on Oct 6 2008, 06:27 PM, said:

I am officially nervous about this tilt. Lackey is just as capable as Lester of spinning a gem, and the Angels definitely grabbed the momentum last night. I have a bad feeling about this one.


Me too. I'm certain this is heading back to Anaheim.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:58 PM

Momentum is only as good as the next day's starting pitcher. Lester is pretty darn good. Lackey is also pretty darn good, but the Sox have never had too much trouble with him, for whatever reason.

Is there something about Lackey's approach and stuff that make him susceptible to a team like the Sox? I'm thinking of back when Barry Zito always put up good numbers but the Sox hit him - I always figured that it was because the Sox had a really patient lineup and would lay off the curve, and then CRUSH the 88 mph straight as an arrow heater. The Sox're one of the better offensive ballclubs in the AL, sure, but I can't figure out why they have always done so well against Lackey. Maybe it's a fluke, but if it is I hope it lasts at least one more game.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:15 PM

View PostLeephus Pitch, on Oct 6 2008, 04:00 PM, said:

Me too. I'm certain this is heading back to Anaheim.


The Angels will have to blow the Sox out for that to happen.

They do not have a closer. K-Rod has been absolutely awful in this series, and he just threw 33 pitches last night. Do you know how many times he threw that many pitches in an outing during the regular season? Once.

Earlier in the series, Mike Scioscia brought K-Rod in for a multi-inning appearance. Do you know how many times he did that during the regular season? Zero.

I am not afraid of K-Rod. If the Angels want to win tonight, they better hope they have a 4 run lead in the 9th.

Good luck with that.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:27 PM

Gil Velazquez, people.

Gil Velazquez.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:30 PM

LA Angels							   Boston								
 ---------							   ------								
 
 Pos  Player			   HR  RBI  AVG. Pos  Player			  HR  RBI  AVG.
 ---  ------			   --  ---  ---- ---  ------			  --  ---  ----
  3B  Figgins, Chone		0	1  .294  CF  Ellsbury, Jacoby	 0	5  .429 
  LF  Anderson, Garret	  0	0  .200  2B  Pedroia, Dustin	  0	0  .000 
  1B  Teixeira, Mark		0	1  .538  DH  Ortiz, David		 0	1  .231 
  DH  Guerrero, Vladimir	0	0  .583  3B  Youkilis, Kevin	  0	1  .286 
  CF  Hunter, Torii		 0	3  .429  RF  Drew, J.D.		   1	3  .300 
   C  Napoli, Mike		  2	4  .333  LF  Bay, Jason		   2	5  .357 
  RF  Rivera, Juan		  0	1  .000  1B  Kotsay, Mark		 0	0  .333 
  2B  Kendrick, Howie	   0	0  .143  SS  Lowrie, Jed		  0	0  .286 
  SS  Aybar, Erick		  0	1  .071   C  Varitek, Jason	   0	0  .182 
   P  Lackey, John (0-1, 2.70)			 P  Lester, Jon (1-0, 0.00)

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:22 PM

I'm glad the Sox were busy trotting out a Mike Lowell that had no business (note: not a shot at Lowell) being on the field and now they have removed him from the ALDS roster so he's unavailable until this World Series-- and replaced him with... Gil Velazquez.

An avoidable sequence-- hopefully this won't come back to haunt us.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:30 PM

First of all, I didn't realize you could add guys to a roster during the series.

Second, Gil Velazquez?? Hundreds of guys in the minor-league system, and this is the best we could do?
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:33 PM

so this is the last tbs broadcast for another year

thank the lord for that

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

View PostTreeRol, on Oct 6 2008, 08:34 PM, said:

First of all, I didn't realize you could add guys to a roster during the series.

Second, Gil Velazquez?? Hundreds of guys in the minor-league system, and this is the best we could do?


It has to be someone from the 40 man roster and the player being replaced MUST sit out the next series as well.


Nice 1-2-3 start for Lester.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

TBS radar gun, or Fenway gun, or whatever, seems to be generous tonight.

I do not believe that Jon Lester threw a 97 mph pitch in the first inning on a cold night.

I could be wrong.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

View Postjbelushi, on Oct 6 2008, 08:37 PM, said:

do this is the last tbs broadcast for another year

thank the lord for that


Um, don't TBS have the ALCS?

And Lester, is DEALIN, Yo.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

Jesus...Lester is throwing GAS.
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