May 19, 2007

G41: Red Sox 13, Atlanta 3

Atlanta - 000 000 300 -  3 10 1
Red Sox - 120 450 10x - 13 18 0
Box
Dice: 8-9-3-0-6, 104
Lowell: 4-for-5, 2 doubles, grand slam, 5 RBI
Ortiz: 3-for-3, BB, double, 2 runs scored
Crisp: Single, double, 2 RBI
Home runs: Lugo, Youkilis, Lowell, Pena

10.5

***

Anthony Lerew (6.52, 60 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.17, 104 ERA+)

In his last two starts (16 innings), Matsuzaka has allowed only two runs, 11 hits and three walks -- and he's struck out 13.

(Yankees-Mets at 4 PM)

If you missed Jerry Remy's air guitar misadventure the other night, enjoy.

121 comments:

L-girl said...

Great headline, N D train!

I miss seeing the NYC tabs on the subway. Good thing you bring them to us as needed.

redsock said...

Weather at Fenway: "intermittent light rain showers this afternoon".

Globe, 12:24: "Not only has it gotten slightly warmer here at Fenway Park, but the grounds crew has taken the tarp off the field."

It has been raining as late as 11:20.

redsock said...

Lineups, courtesy of the Glob:

1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

1. Kelly Johnson, 2B
2. Edgar Renteria, SS
3. Chipper Jones, 3B
4. Andruw Jones, CF
5. Brian McCann, C
6. Jeff Francoeur, RF
7. Scott Thorman, 1B
8. Matt Diaz, DH
9. Willie Harris, LF

redsock said...

The Globe's Nick Cafardo was down in Tampa watching the TCM pitch for Tampa. Scroll down here for info.

Before the game, Tampa catcher Francisco Cervelli called his mom in Venezuela to tell her he would be catching Clemens. He had to explain to her who Clemens was.

redsock said...

The Globe's Nick Cafardo was down in Tampa watching the TCM pitch for Tampa.

You can read that sentence in Orsillo's voice.

redsock said...

Don logs an "Outstanding" before the first pitch!

Drinking words (not for me, sadly, being at work) -- how about:

Canvas Alley
Very gone
Full bore

Here we go!

redsock said...

E-Rent singles with one out, but that's it for ATL in the 1st. 12 pitches for Dice.

redsock said...

Lugo!!!

1-0.

HR into the Monster Seats.

redsock said...

After Yook flies to right, Ortiz walks, Manny doubles, and after 2 balls to Drew, they BBI him.

Loaded with 1 out for Lowell.

redsock said...

ATL pen already up!

s1c said...

Bases loaded for LOL. no double play, no double play

Sean said...

C'mon, make 'em pay Tek.

Anyone else feel this could be Drew's breakout? Who better than against AAAA?

redsock said...

But Lowell flies to CF and Tek flies to LF. Bah.

1-0 Sox after 1.

redsock said...

LOB-otomy for the Sox. Grrr.

s1c said...

If Drew breaks out, expect it in the day game since he bats 200 against Smoltz. Which is why I expect Hinske in the night cap playing rf.

redsock said...

Another one-out given up by Dice, but he gets the 3-6-1 DP, coming off the bag for the throw and tagging the runner himself.

Sean said...

Was that a 6 pitch inning? A 6 pitch inning? Lord.

redsock said...

Yup. 6. 18 for the 2 innings.

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!

2-run HR to straight away CF.

3-0.

Sean said...

Lareeewwww is this is getting ugly. WTG GGOW.

redsock said...

ATL pen back up and another trip to mound by Roger "Second Spitter" MacDowell.

Let's go, Manny!

redsock said...

F9 for Manny. 3-0 after 2.

Just thinking about the MFY coming in and checking the TV and seeing the Sox up early again. ... They have to be pressing now. Don't wanna lose two to the Stems and fall 11 back.

redsock said...

Manny's got a gun!

Don't run on MBM!!!

s1c said...

The Braves got ripped off there. Yep, he was in there. Still, will take that.

redsock said...

Manny with the quick, sidearm whip throw that comes into second base perfectly on target on one bounce.

YEAH!!

redsock said...

Dice PC: 12-8-9 = 27

Lerew PC: 27-21 = 48

redsock said...

ATL goes to the pen. ?!!?

redsock said...

Tina with the "full bore"!

Your choice as to a drink.

L-girl said...

No drinking on Tina.

Although I do always think her last name sounds like cerveza.

redsock said...

Holy Shit!!!

SL wearing shoes with Papi's face on them.

I need a pair!

redsock said...

Sell those things! How many shoes would they sell in the first week? A million?

redsock said...

Don: "Chipper Jones ... you've been Dice-K'd!"

Hmmmmm, I don't like it.

redsock said...

Too fake sounding, too Michael Kayish.

redsock said...

"Both down by way of the K!"

That's better.

Sean said...

Coco GIDP to Renteria is *perfect.* We're paying Renteria 4m a year to turn that DP against us, hit by the guy hitting .237 we got from the Renteria trade.

Things come full circle.

redsock said...

Actually, it's more Sterling than Kay. Just wanna be accurate.

Sean said...

Better than Waldman: "THAT IS THE MOST DRAMATIC STRIKEOUT I HAVE EVER WITNESSED."

Sean said...

Side note: what is the most dramatic strikeout you've ever seen? It would have to be Game 6 of the 04 ALCS, right?

redsock said...

Dice has allowed a single in each of the first four innings, but none of those runners has advanced to second.

Last two outings and this one, it sure looks like he's more comfortable.

redsock said...

what is the most dramatic strikeout you've ever seen?

Yeah, gotta love the Thermos.

But Lowe's freezing of Long to end the 2003 ALDS is a VERY close second. Man, that pitch was nasty.

L-girl said...

"Chipper Jones ... you've been Dice-K'd!"

I like it!!!

Sean said...

Redman killed us last june or july, so while i'm not exactly quaking, I don't think we're gonna tee off. Most importantly, see lots of pitches, and destroy their 'pen for tonight and tomorrow. With Gonzalez gone, getting Soriano over with in garbage time would be a dream.

Don't be surprised to see their closer if there's garbage time, since they're doing a Zumaya/Jones thing.

Off to see a show in Boston, then dinner, have a good one all.

Zenslinger said...

Fucking blackout on mlb.tv, ex-middleweight Pat "Irish" Lawlor (who once fought Roberto Duran) can't figure out how to get NESN going in the bar. All right, maybe I don't need to be in the bar before noon, but I like to watch Matsuzaka.

For now it's the RKO feed and watching Kaibutsu's ERA sink down past four -- keep goin', buddy. Ganbatte.

L-girl said...

Another pitcher for Atlanta? At this rate Cox should burn thru his whole staff by the 3rd inning of game 2.

L-girl said...

Yeah, gotta love the Thermos.

I thought of that too.

But who can remember all the dramatic strikeouts you've seen? I sure can't.

redsock said...

But who can remember all the dramatic strikeouts you've seen? I sure can't.

I thought of Lowe/Long immediately. And how I practically levitated out of my chair. If they are dramatic enough, you remember.

redsock said...

Plus Lowe did the crotch slap/grab that made Miggy's kids cry.

Lowe might actually top the Thermos in my mind.

Zenslinger said...

The Thermos?

You gotta work on that glossary, Allan.

redsock said...

COCO!!!!! Fuckin' A!

Basket catch over his shoulder heading just tot he left of the triangle.

Damn!!

redsock said...

Dice PC: 12-6-9 17-13 = 57

Another CG?

redsock said...

Tony Clark = Thermos.

When he was with the 2002 Sox, everyone got off to a hot start except him. He stayed cold while all around him was hot. A Thermos.

redsock said...

Sox 5th: Inning opens with sngles from Tizzle, Manny and DJ Werd.

redsock said...

GRAND SLAM LOWELL!!!!!!!!!!!!

9casey said...

Did that ball go as far as gameday says it did?

Zenslinger said...

That was fun even just to listen to!

redsock said...

Crushed over everything in left.

7-0.

Ball's in your court, Yanks!

redsock said...

Lowell about the only regular who is hitting better than expected. Everyone else is about the same or down.

9casey said...

Really, what about Yook , you expected him to hit .333

redsock said...

So at 28-12, we're on pace to finish with what? 113 wins.

L-girl said...

Yes, work on the glossary!! Right now, get to work.

If they are dramatic enough, you remember.

If enough of your brain cells are still functioning.

redsock said...

Yook has been hot, yeah.

L-girl said...

Tizzle, Manny and DJ Werd

DJ Werd: I get a nickel every time you say that.

redsock said...

Both Yook's and Tiz's average (.315) is higher than expected.

Most hitters have been doing less than what we'd normally expect.

redsock said...

Did you know Mike Lowell's father's name is Ekim?

L-girl said...

Did you know Mike Lowell's father's name is Ekim?

Heh. Still not as good as Ococ. You know, Crisp's dad.

redsock said...

10-pitch sixth for Dice. 67 total.

Not only that, but he just sent me an email:

"I have a question for Sean: How you like me now?"

redsock said...

Speaking about angering the baseball gods ... don't worry.

God is playing for us. He's the DH.

Walk, single, single, double.

L-girl said...

Allan, stop attacking Sean.

***

Hey, did you hear that? The longest name in MLB history? Cool.

Jerry of course afraid to attempt it.

redsock said...

Salty.

L-girl said...

This is amazing. Anyone who is too worried about a possible collapse to enjoy this glorious season is so foolish. It is SO. MUCH. FUN.

redsock said...

Saltalamacchia.

...

I like Mike.

L-girl said...

Mike's having quite the day.

Saltalamacchia

:-)

redsock said...

Coco doubles in 2 more runs with an 11-pitch at-bat.

bbcbcfffff, then 2B to lcf.

10-0.

phrenile said...

+10

Why is that number so familiar? :)

redsock said...

E6gar.

2nd and 3rd for Lugo.

Zenslinger said...

Nice, Coco.

I'm going to Bjork tonight so won't see the second game. Might watch some Yanks -- I dunno.

Trivia: I share a last name with the guy who hit the HR off of Clemens, with a minor spelling difference. Interesting only because it's not a name you hear much.

redsock said...

Atlanta needs some better pitching, paronto!

redsock said...

Lugo doubles in two more. 12-0.

phrenile said...

Braves: 158 pitches through 5 2/3 innings.
DiceK: 67 pitches through 6 innings.

Zenslinger said...

Braves are my NL team, so it's a bit of a mixed blessing for me.

redsock said...

In 6 innings:

ATL pitchers have thrown 162 pitches. Dice has thrown 67.

ATL has not had a runner past first base.

We lead 12-0 on 15 hits and 6 walks.

L-girl said...

Braves are my NL team, so it's a bit of a mixed blessing for me.

Kinda like how I feel being forced to want the Mets to win.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

this is ugly. But it's a good kind of ugly.

redsock said...

phrenile and i doing the same addition.

L-girl said...

Atlanta needs some better pitching, paronto!

*groan*

L-girl said...

this is ugly. But it's a good kind of ugly.

I think it's bee-yoo-tee-ful.

redsock said...

Alright, one guy to second.

redsock said...

Damn, there goes the shutout.

...

aggrr and a HR. 12-3.

L-girl said...

Braves on the board. Dice-K sucks.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

Is anyone watching this game? Is WMP just missing these plays or are they not catchable? Hard to tell by listening to the radio.

redsock said...

Is anyone watching this game?

Uh, yes.

Larry's hit into the corner might have been catchable, but it would have be a gem. He did pull up, but it hit the dirt right in frnt of the 310 mark.

The other one was lined over his head off the wall. He turned the wrong way, but didn't seem to have a chance. He bobbled it a bit, but it was still a single.

redsock said...

Super Genius!

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

Okay, I forgive WMP.

redsock said...

OMG!!!

WMP's ball just landed on my desk!!!

redsock said...

That Sanchez-Ramirez for Lowell trade is looking better every day. Even if we did have to take that piece of garbage Beckett in the deal.

4-for-5, two singles, double, home run, 5 RBI, 2 runs scored.

redsock said...

Dice still dealing. Hell of a splitter for a K of Johnson in the 8th.

We got this guy for the next 6 years?!?!?!

Where will Igawa be in 2012?

redsock said...

Dear Fenway Fans:

Could you morons stop doing the wave for a fucking minute or two and cheer this magnificent pitching performance?

Thanks.

9casey said...

Shouldn't this Be Joel Pinero time?

Zenslinger said...

Does it look like Dice-K is going to come back in? They may as well let him finish, save the bullpen. Even Pinero.

Wave is obnoxious and the early "Sweet Caroline" kind of a thumb in the Braves' eye.

redsock said...

Snyder coming in for the 9th.

L-girl said...

Braves announcers sound very glum. Going to commercial, they said, "Red Sox by a bunch."

redsock said...

Last 2 starts for Dice: 17 innings and 0 walks.

Zenslinger said...

Posada bases-load RBI groundout in the first vs. Glavine, who walked two. 2 outs, first and third for Abreu.

redsock said...

10.5, bitches!

L-girl said...

See y'all for the nightcap.

redsock said...

NYY get 1 in the top of the 1st, but the first two Mets single off Rasner.

redsock said...

Rasner hurt on the second hit, leaving game! Mike Myers in.

hahahahahahahahahah!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Last 2 starts for Dice: 17 innings and 0 walks.

When he's not walking folks, he's going to do well. Maybe not the sparkling ERA you might admire, but you can trade that pleasure in for knowing he often gets better as the game goes on.

Go Mets! I feel for my Yankee fan friends a little, but the truth is that no hole is deep enough.

redsock said...

Showing Lowell's salami on Fox as Myers warms up!

(ignore how that sort of sounds)

Zenslinger said...

And Rasner's (1-2, 3.28 ERA into today) hurt in the first inning. Myers in.

redsock said...

Myers to Beltran: 7 pitches and 3 throws to first.

Finally, a sac fly to short CF. Noodlearm can barely get it to the mound to be cut off.

1-1.

redsock said...

Wright follows with an HR.

3-1 Stems, after 1.

Ben Moseley said...

Did anybody else just see the post-game interview of Dice-K where he said that he thinks he could pitch up to 140-150 pitches a game?

Did I mishear that or something? That's an incredulous number.

redsock said...

I don't know what his average was in Japan, but I'll bet he threw that many every so often. Hell, he once had a bullpen session (last year?) of 330 pitches!!!

G42 post is up if anyone watching the Mets wants to comment.

Ben Moseley said...

True. Now, this guy is a true ace/bulldog. He's definitely worth the millions he spent to get him.

Jackie said...

Clearly I'm late to this party! But if I recall correctly, DK threw 250 pitches in an extra-extra inning complete game at some point in Japan. Maybe high school? And he pitched several days in a row/on really short rest in the Koshien series... he definitely likes to throw!

Also, redsock, I do believe you just proved Sean's point about quotability on the internets. ;)

redsock said...

Also, redsock, I do believe you just proved Sean's point about quotability on the internets.

???

redsock said...

This should be comment #118. A new JoS record (we had 113 for G36)!

L-girl said...

A new JoS record (we had 113 for G36)!

Does it matter that half of them are you?

Also, redsock, I do believe you just proved Sean's point about quotability on the internets.

I also don't know what this means. Were there NYY fans afoot?

redsock said...

Actually, it looks like about 73 of them were me (now 74, I guess).

About 2/3, no?

L-girl said...

Eh, whatever. As long as you're entertained. :)