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    10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    Beckett vs. Kazmir


    Win.
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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    A 2-0 series lead would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Red Seat;358372;
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    Take this game please.

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    Sweet video

    Lets do it again tonight!! Lets see the Beckett of old and the Kazmir of late please

    Josh Beckett (10 games vs Tampa Bay, 5-3 with a 3.11 ERA---Career at Tropicana Field in 4 games, 1-2 with a 1.93 ERA)
    Akinori Iwamura, 7 for 22 (.318 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 5 Ks, SB
    B.J. Upton, 3 for 12 (.250 avg) Double, 6 Ks
    Carlos Pena, 3 for 17 (.176 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 2 Walks, 8 Ks
    Evan Longoria, 4 for 12 (.333 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, 4 Ks
    Carl Crawford, 6 for 23 (.261 avg) 9 Ks, 3 SBs
    Cliff Floyd, 8 for 28 (.286 avg) Double, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 4 Walks, 6 Ks
    Rocco Baldelli, 2 for 7 (.286 avg) HR, 3 RBIs, 3 Ks
    Dioner Navarro, 3 for 19 (.158 avg) RBI, Walk, 5 Ks
    Jason Bartlett, 6 for 18 (.333 avg) 2 Doubles, 2 Ks
    ///
    Willy Aybar, 2 for 3 (.667 avg) Triple, RBI
    Gabe Gross, 1 for 13 (.077 avg) HR, 2 RBIs, Walk, 3 Ks
    Fernando Perez, 0 for 3, 2 Ks
    Scott Kazmir (21 games vs Boston, 6-7 with a 3.62 ERA---**Career at Tropicana Field in 61 games, 22-14 with a 3.11 ERA)
    Jacoby Ellsbury, 4 for 14 (.286 avg) Double, 2 Ks, SB
    Dustin Pedroia, 14 for 25 (.560 avg) 2 Doubles, Triple, HR, 3 RBIs, 4 Walks, K, SB
    David Ortiz, 8 for 39 (.205 avg) Double, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 5 Walks, 10 Ks
    Kevin Youkilis, 7 for 35 (.200 avg) 3 Doubles, 2 RBIs, 6 Walks, 13 Ks
    Jason Bay, 3 for 9 (.333 avg) Double, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 Walks, 4 Ks
    Mark Kotsay, 2 for 12 (.167 avg) RBI, 3 Ks
    Jed Lowrie, 0 for 2, 3 Walks
    Jason Varitek, 6 for 28 (.214 avg) Double, HR, 4 RBIs, 8 Walks, 10 Ks
    Coco Crisp, 9 for 30 (.300 avg) 3 Doubles, 5 Walks, 10 Ks, 2 SBs
    ///
    Kevin Cash, 0 for 2, Walk, 2 Ks
    Alex Cora, 2 for 7 (.286 avg) RBI, K
    J.D. Drew, 1 for 7 (.143 avg) Triple, RBI, Walk, 3 Ks
    Beckett this season vs Tampa Bay in 5 games, 2-1 with a 2.06 ERA. At Tropicana Field in 2 games, 0-1 with a 1.20 ERA. On the road in 15 games, 7-5 with a 2.85 ERA

    Kazmir this season vs Boston in 4 games, 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA. **At Tropicana Field in 15 games, 9-2 with a 2.93 ERA
    "See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    Kaz will splat in his pants tonight. GO SOX!

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    Rays need this game!!!! I hope Kaz shows up.....He makes me nervous every time he takes the mound... we never know what we're getting...

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    Red Sox
    1. Jacoby Ellsbury, RF
    2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
    3. David Ortiz, DH
    4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
    5. Jason Bay, LF
    6. Jed Lowrie, SS
    7. Jason Varitek, C
    8. Mark Kotsay, 1B
    9. Coco Crisp, CF
    --Josh Beckett, SP

    Rays
    1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B
    2. B.J. Upton, CF
    3. Carlos Pena, 1B
    4. Evan Longoria, 3B
    5. Carl Crawford, LF
    6. Cliff Floyd, DH
    7. Dioner Navarro, C
    8. Gabe Gross, RF
    9. Jason Bartlett, SS
    --Scott Kazmir, SP

    WIN AGAIN!!

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    JD feeling the effects of the HBP?

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    I like this lineup if we can keep it close... it leaves a pretty good bat on the bench in Drew...

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    I think it's JD feeling the effects of a power LHP.

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Coco's Disciples;358404;
    JD feeling the effects of the HBP?

    Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff October 11, 2008 05:25 PM

    A few changes tonight with Scott Kazmir, a tough lefty, going for the Rays. Drew is out because of Kazmir, not because of the pitch that him last night. (His shoulder is sore, but it's nothing troubling.) Francona considered putting Alex Cora in for Mark Kotsay -- putting Kevin Youkilis at first, Jed Lowrie at third, and Cora at shortstop -- but settled on this lineup instead
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    Yeah I guess it makes sense.

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    Re: 10/11 @ Tampa Bay: ALCS GAME 2

    The lineup explained

    Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff October 11, 2008 06:08 PM

    The Red Sox, as posted previously, made some alterations to their lineup tonight, most notably taking out right fielder J.D. Drew and inserting Coco Crisp. The move had nothing to do with Drew's health, either his long-ailing back or his right shoulder, which was struck by a Grant Balfour fastball last night.

    Drew is 1 for 7 with three strikeouts and a walk in his career against Tampa Bay starter Scott Kazmir. Crisp is hitting 9 for 30 against Kazmir with three doubles. That, really, is what it came down to.

    "I really wanted Coco to play," Francona said. "I didn’t want to take [Jacoby] Ellsbury out of the leadoff spot. So we can have J.D. sitting over there kind of knowing that they’re going to use Balfour. Maybe at one of the most pivotal points, having J.D. sitting over there will make them think twice. Maybe it won’t. I just think, [Kazmir] is so tough on lefties, we had to play a lefty more than we would like. But I don’t want Ellsbury out of the leadoff spot."

    Ellsbury is 4 for 14 against Kazmir, but the larger point is that Francona feels no need to protect Ellsbury against lefties, even ones as diabolical against lefties as Kazmir. In his career, Ellsbury has hit .295 against lefties and slugged .381. Against righties, it’s .275 and .398.

    “I think Jacoby may hit for more power against right-handers,” Francona said. “But because of his legs and his ability to hit the ball to all fields, that should never become an issue, a guy you have to protect against lefties or anything like that. He can fight balls off. He doesn’t give a lot of ground with lefties.”

    Francona considered playing Alex Cora last night, too, but stuck with Mark Kotsay instead. He may still switch the infield around -- Kevin Youkils to first, Cora to shortstop, Jed Lowrie to third -- later in the series. Lowrie and Varitek were both elevated tonight to push down Kotsay, who is 2 for 12 against Kazmir. As always when Crisp plays, Francona likes to employ him as something as a second leadoff hitter at the bottom of the order.

    “There’s a chance AC might play Monday," Francona said. "We ended up moving Kotsay down a little bit and leaving him in there. But yeah, we thought a lot about that.”

    First pitch is in roughly two hours

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    Oh how I hate working from 6-10 and missing a Red Sox playoff game and having to Tivo the game and watch it when I get home and... well, you get the point. Have fun without me tonight, and Go Sox.

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