9/30: Scrub time



GAME NOTES: Well, the Sox lost last night... but clinched the Wild Card. Whatever works, I guess. Scrub lineup tonight, check the comments for it. Please note I will be holding live chats for every playoff game the Red Sox are in.

GAME NOTES: Well, the Sox lost last night… but clinched the Wild Card. Whatever works, I guess. Scrub lineup tonight, check the comments for it. Please note I will be holding live chats for every playoff game the Red Sox are in.

Categories: Game Threads Roy Halladay Tim Wakefield Toronto Blue Jays

Born on the 37th anniversary of the the day Babe Ruth died (1985) which later became the day Jimy Williams was fired in 2001 (a monumental event at the time), Evan was too young to experience the pain 1986 brought, but a deep wound was sowed in 2003. Since then, Fire Brand has become a blog that Red Sox “club officials read,” as per Peter Gammons. Evan enjoys working out, writing, reading, quality television, science fiction and history and being newly married. He is a professional baseball journalist as well as president of a state non-profit and member of the Board of Directors for a national profit. (Twitter.)

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  1. Evan September 30, 2009 at 2:04 PM #

    1. Joey Gathright, CF
    2. Josh Reddick, LF
    3. Casey Kotchman, 1B
    4. David Ortiz, DH
    5. Rocco Baldelli, RF
    6. George Kottaras, C
    7. Alex Gonzalez, SS
    8. Jed Lowrie, 3B
    9. Chris Woodward, 2B

  2. Sean O September 30, 2009 at 2:04 PM #

    HAH!

  3. marcos September 30, 2009 at 2:42 PM #

    Kotman batting 3rd. Lol. I'd love to see more of Reddick though.

  4. Mike Silver September 30, 2009 at 4:53 PM #

    I love Manny D, but this is awful. Its obvious Tito doesn't trust him anymore, coming in for a blowout like this.

  5. Tessie's Dad September 30, 2009 at 5:00 PM #

    NFW! A hit!

  6. Tessie's Dad September 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM #

    Trust MDC? To do what, implode? That's all he seems to be capable of lately.

  7. Sean O September 30, 2009 at 7:00 PM #

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 AL Wild Card champs.

  8. Colin September 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM #

    Hell…maybe at this rate they'll be "losed out" so that they'll do nothing but win by the time the ALDS and ALCS roll around.

  9. Gerry September 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM #

    What a shame that the bench couldn't hit Halladay. What a surprise that injured Wake and Oki, a lost MDC, and established pitchers like Dusty Brown and Dustin Richardson couldn't shut down the hottest offense in baseball. LOL. So glad the starters are getting rest during this run of 20 straight games. That said, they have to sweep Cleveland to hit 95 wins. They have already hit 200+HR and stolen 120+bases. It's all up to the pitching now.
    Joey Gathright is intriguing, and his glove, bat, SB, speed should get him onto the post-season roster with Rocco. They may have both found their perfect roles, long term at Fenway. Lowrie's defense was also impressive. He seems stronger & quicker. It's just a matter of time before his bat comes back with some AB's, as we know he can hit. A-Gon & Lowrie next year stops the angst at SS.
    I don't mind the recent losses by bench players and injured players. It's time now to get back into win mode for October.

  10. donna October 1, 2009 at 2:15 PM #

    yep positives from the game last night… really enjoyed Lowrie's defense. he may need a bit more time generating some arm strength for those long throws but he certainly prevented some doubles and looked limber and even when he slammed onto his wrist he looked fine. his AB's will get better and i do think he can be the SS or even poss. the 3B of the future. AGon is good and i do dare say that if he wasn't pinch hit for the other night i think we would've had a better chance. hopefully the team can emerge from this collective funk and get hoppin! once the tide turns we might see the impressive roll we never really caught too much of this year. the RS are much better than their record and their recent woes ( and , yes, i know, thsi is what defines a team over the long haul we get the picture) BUT i dare say that this team never caught on fire and if they can they will be unbeatable… just gotta believe, have faith, get down on knees …

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