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Home » September 2010 Game CommentsSeptember 2010 » Game Over, Man!

Game Over, Man!

Shall we play a game?

The movies quotations I made probably wouldn’t be recognized by 15 players on the 25-man roster; they weren’t cognizant when Aliens and WarGames were originally released. Which is fine, because it’s the far future where the Red Sox organization’s hopes lay rather than in October 2010.

Lars Anderson still doesn’t have a major league hit but reached base on a walk in the eighth inning. He scored his first run as a Red Sox player on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s double to left, which happened to be the catcher’s first RBI as a Red Sox player. If you let your mind wander forward a few years you can almost imagine them pairing up just like that but in a meaningful late summer contest.

Perhaps Mike Lowell will be sending in signs as a bench coach by that time. That would surely be a more welcome sight them him hobbling around first base attempting to stop batted balls and errant throws that are within his fall-down range.

Daisuke Matsuzaka will be participating in a wacky Japanese game show where one has to throw a ball over a five-sided shape 17 inches at its base. While wearing a penguin suit and trying to catch niboshi (dried baby sardines) with his mouth.

Dustin Richardson (no outs, 3 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks) and Robert Manuel (1 innings pitched, 3 hits, 3 earned runs, but no walks) will be asking you if you want fries with that.

Game 139: September 7, 2010
14W: David Price (17-6)
2B: Carl Crawford – 3 (30), John Jaso (16)
HR: Ben Zobrist (9), Jason Bartlett (4), Evan Longoria (21), Dan Johnson (3), B.J. Upton (15)
Red Sox
5L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-5)
2B: Victor Martinez (29), Jed Lowrie (8)
HR: Darnell McDonald (9)

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