Game Thread 04.02.19: Red Sox (Sale) at Athletics (Fiers)


#1

C’mon, Mr. Sale. We need a W!

Unfortunately my game thread participation will be nil during these “past my bedtime” games.


#2

Ha! Me too. Live at least. Im a writer so late nights aren’t a big deal but my girl I go to bed at like 9 cuz she gets up for work at 2 am. Last night I got up with her then watched the Sox and C’s afterward. Living the good life.


#3

I hope to catch some tonight if I can stay awake.


#4

Sale gives up a 3-2 high fb for a HR in the first.


#5

This is reasonable competition so far (bottom 3rd), but … when and how did the Red Sox batters forget how to hit a frigging baseball? :disappointed:


#6

Howdy folks!! Glad to be here! Had no idea you guys had a separate site for the Sox!

Tough game tonight for the offense. Concerning as we are now approaching 13 innings without a single run. Sale started shaky but his control looked a lot better the last two innings. However velocity is still down which is concerning. But he’s giving us a chance tonight which is all we can ask at this point.


#7

You know what would suck royally? If, just when Sale started looking like Chris Freaking Sale, the rain intensifies and shortens his outing tonight.


#8

Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Also if this offense lays an egg like they did last night and lose 1-0. A couple of hits but otherwise no life. This pitcher has given us fits before. So frustrating.


#9

I’m listening to the game on WEEI via SiriusXM. I recognize Castiglione, but who is the other guy in the booth?


#10

Sale looking damn good.


#11

O Brien the other announcer?


#12

Don’t think so.

I know it’s supposed to be Castiglione supported by a platoon. Maybe this is the guy who used to call the PawSox games?


#13

Positive it’s Dave O Brian. Sounds like him?


#14

To me, Dave O’Brien always sounded like he was selling something … and this guy doesn’t.

I suppose it could be. I’ll keep listening … maybe I’ll catch when Joe passes the mic back to him.


#15

Wow. Sox need help from Jo-bu to hit that 72mph curveball.

Or maybe they should just do it themselves.


#16

Right now it doesn’t look like we can hit much. Sale might not quite have the velocity he usually does but he’s playing a damn good game. It’s a shame the offense is being shut out right now.


#17

They are runless in Oakland as of the 5th.


#18

We just seem to struggle with this damn team always. Oakland was suppose to have bad pitching this year. Have yet to see that. Lol


#19

At least the defense is playing. Devers and Moreland made nice plays at both ends of that one, according to Castiglione.


#20

Devers has a beautiful play. Threw it to first sitting on his ass. Also that was a weird play. Benni checked his swing. Hit it by accident and gets a base hit lmao b