August 19, 2006

G121: Yankees 14, Red Sox 11

Ugh. What is there to say?

If you saw it, you know Lester, Hansen and Timlin all shit the bed. (You still sure the problem is the hitting, Mike?) If you missed it, well, good for you.

Boston pitchers allowed 34 hits, 15 walks and 26 runs to the Yankees today, who now lead the East by 3.5 games. ... Tonight's game set a new MLB record for the longest nine-inning game: 4:45.

Beckett throws his first pitch in about 12 hours.

And so to bed.


***

Holy Shit!!! Does Tito read JoS?
Youkilis, 3B
Loretta, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Hinske, 1B
Pena, RF
Crisp, CF
Mirabelli, C
Cora, SS
More likely, Theo visited the manager's office and said (quietly and slowly): "We've tried it your way for too fucking long. Now we're gonna do things the smart way. Here's tonight's lineup. Get any crazy ideas in the next hour and decide to change it, you're fired."

***

Don't let us win tonight.

Dear Tito: Please write out this lineup tonight:
Youkilis
Loretta
Ortiz
Manny
Hinske
Pena
Crisp
Mirabelli
Gonzalez
Thanks.

19 comments:

brian said...

Redsock: great in-game blogging. I enjoyed hearing another perspecetive between innings.

Seems Tito might have read your rants as Youk is leading off tonight, and Hinske is plugged into the 5 hole. (Youk at 3rd, Hinske at 1st) Coco drops to the 7 spot. He had his shot to claim the leadoff spot, but today was the final straw. 0-5 and he only saw 9 pitches.

Lester needs to have command tonight, or we are screwed.

Devine said...

That is great.

redsock said...

If the bats suck again, it's all on them. This lineup gives us the best chance to win.

redsock said...

No in-game blogging tonight.

Doing that, keeping my scorecard, and following SoSH = too much work.

Woti-woti said...

Every time I try to regroup and think positive thoughts, 0-16 with RISP keeps popping up like fucking NETFLIX.
Anyway, one positive thought. If ESPN were to pair McDonough with Dan Shulman, they might have a baseball broadcast worth listening to. Low key, do their homework, too realistic to worry about being telegenic, respect that what's on the field is far more important than anything in the booth. Nah, never happen.
Oh, and Mr. Lester, please find the corners of the strike zone with unhittable pitches on a regular basis tonight. As for you 9 guys hitting---for Christ's sake ....

Danie said...

I don't know, we may be screwed even if Lester has his command tonight (and the umps don't pull a disappearing strike zone on the Red Sox pitchers.

Jack Marshall said...

This time the Yankees have the washed-up former Orioles starter. That's good.

But as for Game #1: Don Zimmer earned permanent infamy for starting a nonentity named Bobby Sprowl in the 4 game 1978 Yankee series that has come to be known as "the Boston Massacre." Well, I'd take Bobby Sprowl over a Johnson-Snyder-SEanez combo ANY day.

If the Sox miss the play-offs, Theo's failure to plug the #5 black hole after three months will be the reason. Starting a guy like Johnson is essentially a white flag. Try Zink, the AAA knuckleballer; try Mark Loretta; try Tavarez; hell, see what Bobby Sprowl is doing these days, maybe he can throw a little...try ANYONE but a pitcher who you know will lose!!!
And this was one of his GOOD games!

Bah! I sat there watching Kyle Snyder try to get past Giambi and thought, "Why are the Sox in this position in August?" Makes me physically sick.

Beth said...

hey, would now be a bad time to point out that you said you weren't harping on the lineup thing anymore? :-)

<--has officially lost mind

Never lived in Utah said...

Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Hinske, 1B
Pena, RF

let's do this every night :-)

suzy lux said...

7 runs allowed by red sox pitching in the 7th.
7 fucking runs.

WHY LORD. WHY.

timlin needs to be put down.

Jack Marshall said...

TIMLIN needs to be put down?
How about those ever-so-valuable kids, Delcarmen, Hanson and Lester, who, given a key role in a big series, have fallen right on their faces?
I sure hope Theo's pleased as punch that he held onto these guys instead of getting the pitching help the team desperately needed to win an emminently winable Eastern Division. And that future he wouldn't give up better be mighty damn bright, because there is NO WAY a team relying on those three raw talents will be playing in November.

suzy lux said...

they're young tho, with no experience. lester and hansen are both 22. delcarmen is 24.
i'm pissed at hansen too. asldkfjsd this just sucks. i hate it when we can't hold an effing lead late in the game, and when it's against the yankees when they just clobbered us 12-4 earlier in the day, well that is so much gd worse((((

9casey said...

Is Pena the biggest guess hitter in the game. He swings at some real bad pitches. Foulkie looked allright, could be huge, . I really don't want to read about the "FUTURE" any more. Because right now on August 19, 2006 , they stink. You couldn't trade anyone of them for a bag of balls right now. We have a lefty for the future who can't get lefties out.

redsock said...

Foulke's first game back and Tito lets him go for 41 pitches. Jeez.

But it's August 18, not September 18. There is time to right the ship.

redsock said...

Okay, it's actually August 19.

Come on, we lived through 2004. This'll be easy.

redsock said...

Comments are off until the morning.

L-girl said...

TIMLIN needs to be put down?
How about those ever-so-valuable kids, Delcarmen, Hanson and Lester, who, given a key role in a big series, have fallen right on their faces?


Those kids just aren't ready for the majors, let alone facing the Yankees for the division lead.

Long-term plans are all well and good, but that's living for a future that may or may not come to pass. What about the present? I don't know why Theo & Co had to protect these kids like they're all made of future World Series rings, while our present-day rotation is in shreds.

AND Timlin needs to be put down.

OK, it's August 19, not September 19. But it's August 19 and our pitching sucks.

Jack Marshall said...

I-girl: I love you.
"It's August 19 and our pitching stinks."
Bingo, bingo, bingo. And it didn't have to be this way.
This is what Theo staged his walk-out over, you know. To wait for some theoretical future championship season while assuming that Hanson isn't Ken Ryan and Lester isn't Bruce Morton and Delcarmen isn't Brandon Lyon.

See you at the 2104 World series.

Look, I'm the biggest Sox optimist there is, but if Hanson and Lester can't throw the ball over the plate
in a crucial game like that, they have no business playing at this level. LIKE RUDY SEANEZ!!! Exactly, Redsock: WHY did it take three months for Sox management to see what was obvious to all?

L-girl said...

Hey thanks, Jack. World Series 2104? All I want (now) is to win the friggin division. THE DIVISION.

WIN THE DIVISION. We, not Yankees, win the division.

This is all I tell myself, night and day. It's all I wanted last year. It's all I want now. We WIN THE DIVISION, Yankees stay home, wild card comes from Central or from wherever, I don't care, I just want to WIN THE DIVISION.

But it looks like we will not WIN THE DIVISION, because our pitching stinks.

hey, would now be a bad time to point out that you said you weren't harping on the lineup thing anymore? :-)

I think it's an illness. He can't help himself.

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Did I mention I want to WIN THE DIVISION?