May 19, 2007

G42: Atlanta 14, Red Sox 0

Well. Tables turned in the nightcap.
Atlanta - 110 222 303 - 14 18 0
Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 3 2
Hits:
Crisp's double in the first.
Lowell's single in the fifth.
Pedroia's single in the seventh.

And Ortiz walked in the first.

***

John Smoltz (3.19, 122 ERA+) / Devern Hansack (13.50, 32 ERA+)

Smoltz suffered a dislocated right pinky finger in a loss to the Nationals on Monday. Before that, he had won four straight decisions and three straight starts. ... Bobby Cox used six pitchers in Game 1.

Sox lineup:
Lugo, SS
Crisp, CF
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Hinske, 1B
Lowell, 3B
Cora, 2B
Pena, RF
Mirabelli, C
Redsox.com:
How rare was it to see the Red Sox arrive to Fenway Park on Saturday with a 10-game lead in the American League East? It marked the largest margin the Red Sox have had this early in the season in club history. The pennant-winning Sox of 1946 held a 10-game edge on June 11.
Jeff Goldberg, Courant:
[It's]the first time in the 38-year history of the [AL East] a team has had a lead that large after 40 games. ... It is only the third time a team has led by at least 10 games this early. The 2001 Mariners led the AL West by 10 after 35 games and the 1977 Dodgers led by 10.5 games after 26 and by 11 after 40.

102 comments:

redsock said...

Mets lead the Yankees 3-1 after one inning at Shea.

redsock said...

Ooop - just checked. Mets now 3-2 as NYY has scored in the top of the 2nd -- Canoe HR -- still batting.

redsock said...

Wright homers again!

6-2 Mets in the 3rd. Vizcaino now in for MFY.

redsock said...

Canoe has also made two errors already.

redsock said...

NYY starter Darrell Rasner left the Mets game earlier when a batted ball fractured his right index finger.

RHP Tyler Clippard may make make his MLB debut against the Mets on Sunday. If he does, he'll be the 11th starter the Yankees have used this year.

Last year, the Sox used 14 starters.

s1c said...

Wrights 2nd home run was off of Myers and Damon had it go off of his glove. Sweeeeeeeeet!!!

phrenile said...

The Yanks are snakebit this year. And by "snake", I mean the fellow traveler swirling around the toilet bowl with them heading down the drain.

redsock said...

They're cursed, I tell you! Cursed!!!

Jackie said...

Yeah, Wright "homers" - the ball bounced off Damon's glove and over the fence! And not off the tip of the mitt either, it bounced off the palm before he could close the glove around it. It was a thing of beauty.

Oh, schadenfreude.

redsock said...

Can the next one go off his head?

s1c said...

And the hits just keep on coming. Delgado doubles to make it 7 to 2 and the Spankees pull the infeild in with Delgado on 2nd and Beltran on 3rd. 1 out. SWEEEEEEEET

redsock said...

Mets score in the 4th -- they've scored in every inning so far. 7-2.

(I sure wish the old George was still around. Gettin' slapped around by the Mets while the Red Sox are 10.5 GA ... man, that would be epic!)

redsock said...

Yeah, that's right. BBI Wright, load 'em up for Green. Still 1 out.

redsock said...

FC from Green, 8-2.

redsock said...

I may need to turn MLBTV back on for this.

(I can't believe there has been zero work at my job today. Zeee-row!)

Jackie said...

Can the next one go off his head?

I would love nothing more than to see Damon Canseco the ball into the bleachers.

L-girl said...

I like that, Canseco as a noun.

I can't cheer for the Mets. My Mets loathing is just in there too deep. I'll just wait for the Yankees to lose and be happy when it's over.

redsock said...

Glavine gets Noodle, CI and Shemp 1-2-3 in the top of the 5th. Mets 8-2.

redsock said...

Slappy:

April: .355/.415/.882
May : .242/.356/.323

April: 106 PA, 14 HR, 34 RBI
May : 73 PA, 1 HR, 5 RBI

redsock said...

More Slappy - OPS by Game score:

Tie Game: .815
Within 1 R: .928
Within 2 R: .983
Within 3 R: 1.019
Within 4 R: 1.037
> than 4 R: 1.108

The closer the game, the worse he hits.

redsock said...

Mets turn their 3rd DP in 6 innings.

Jackie said...

Aw, that was close. No Canseco this time. Just a missed catch-turned-ground rule double.

phrenile said...

"To Canseco" a ball over the wall is a great verb, like bicycling a soccer ball into the net. But doesn't "to canseco" already mean injecting steroids into your teammate's ass?

redsock said...

Can we have two verbs?

to Jose
and
to Canseco

Jackie said...

"To Canseco" can mean many things, depending on context. It's a magical verb.

s1c said...

From the globe: Lowell and lefties
By Amalie Benjamin, Globe Staff
From the Maniacal One...

"Mike Lowell is now 11 for 19 (.579) with a double, 2 home runs, and 7 RBI against lefthanders at Fenway. He is 3 for 19 (.158) against lefties on the road."

redsock said...

B2B HR from Slappy and Dumbo.

8-5 Mets in the 8th. Get those 6 outs!!

s1c said...

it is pouring at shea, maybe they will call it for rain and wipe out the b2b's? One can always hope right?

redsock said...

8-6, 2 on for CI. 4 outs to go.

redsock said...

How the hell is Posada hitting .382?

s1c said...

1st and 3rd two outs and CI grounds out. Love it, 3 outs to go!!!

redsock said...

Tangible!

Jeter makes the third out (5-3). Mr. Clutch strikes again.

s1c said...

Base hit will now by Franco will salt this away. 2nd and 3rd 2 outs bottom of eight.

And cano makes his third error. 10-5 Sweeeeeet!!!

Jackie said...

Oh lord, that was hilarious. Cano tries a desperate throw to 1B, only to have the ball HIT OFF HIS FOOT and bounce into right field. This is beyond comical.

redsock said...

This is beyond comical.

Robbie being Robbie.

10-7, 2 on, 2 outs with Phelps as the tying run.

s1c said...

1 out to go but the tying run at the plate in the form of Phelps.

Joe Grav said...

11

s1c said...

Taking care of business. Mets win the Mets Win.

redsock said...

K!

11 GB!

redsock said...

Bos 29 12 ---
Bal 19 23 10.5 GB
Tam 18 23 11 GB
Bal 18 23 11 GB
NYY 18 23 11 GB

redsock said...

That doesn't look good. Can't get courier in a comment, I don't think. Anyway, on to Game 2.

Perfect timing!!!

L-girl said...

And now for the real game... 11.5 here we come.

redsock said...

The Sac!!

redsock said...

Larry with a two-out solo HR into the LCF Monster Seats.

1-0 ATL after a half inning.

redsock said...

We are drinking on:

"gets the bad news"
and
"full bore"

9casey said...

Do you think they moved Wake up more for the fact they don't want Belli going Back to Back games?

L-girl said...

We are drinking on:

"gets the bad news"
and
"full bore"


Always gotta have three, so I'll add:

"tardy on the cut"

and I'll go get a glass!

redsock said...

Maybe he wanted Wake against the Yankees. Tito could have jiggled Tek and Belly around if he wanted to avoid that, couldn't he?

redsock said...

He's already used a 'struck well".

If you said "framed by x", you better get a bigger bottle.

BTW, Has Remy toned down his pimping of his website during games?

L-girl said...

He's already used a 'struck well".

And a "carved foul".

If you said "framed by x", you better get a bigger bottle.

Hey, you're at work. What are you drinking?

BTW, Has Remy toned down his pimping of his website during games?

I think so - way down. I bet it was a word from management.

redsock said...

Nothing. Just had some tea, though.

I'll make up for it during the NYY series. :>)

L-girl said...

I'll make up for it during the NYY series.

Don would call that a no-doubter.

Joe Grav said...

struck well, again

Joe Grav said...

2-oh. I guess Hansack's fraud 'no-hitter' really was a joke . ;)

L-girl said...

Late on the cut? Come on, Don! That's tardy!

redsock said...

"late on the cut"

WTF, Don???

L-girl said...

He's been doing that lately. Maybe we have to change our phrase. Or else, god knows, we won't have enough to drink. ;-)

redsock said...

I wish the times on the comments had fractions of a second also. I'll bet it was real close.

L-girl said...

I'm not even watching at the computer. I had to come in to type it.

(I think there is an option that has seconds.)

redsock said...

I guess Hansack's fraud 'no-hitter' really was a joke

Well, it was the Orioles, but ... don't be dissing the Sac!

(That games was in the rain also.)

redsock said...

Now you know the delay I am on.

I jumped up and typed as soon as he said it.

Joe Grav said...

ahh that's right, Hansack's a mudder

redsock said...

Worked on the nickname glossary between games. It's coming ... eventually.

redsock said...

He loves the slop.

redsock said...

Kramer: Oh yeah, it's all set. They got the bug boy on him.

Guy: The bug boy.

Kramer: Yeah, the little father has run his hard out. They're gonna break his maiden.

Guy: Really? But, it's a little bit slow out there it rained last night.

Kramer: Oh, this baby loves the slop, loves it, eats it up. Eats the slop. Born in the slop. His father was a mudda'.

Guy: His father was a mudda'?

Kramer: His mother was a mudda'.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

Sox need some hits.

Time for the jinx:

Smoltz is throwing a one hitter

Smoltz is throwing a one hitter

Smoltz is throwing a one hitter

L-girl said...

That's a superstition we can all get behind.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

Darnit. Didn't work.

redsock said...

Had some work to do!!! Back now.

(Not due until tomorrow; will proofread it after the game.)

redsock said...

So Tito yanked the Sac!

redsock said...

Grumble.

L-girl said...

Nice work, SFRSF. It worked, just not right away.

L-girl said...

Renteria: Why can't we get players like that?

L-girl said...

So Tito yanked the Sac!

*squick*

redsock said...

Just saw the replay of Hansack getting hit by the liner.

Ahhh, way to go, Jo-El. 8-0.

This game isn't as much fun.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

What happened??? I go away for a few minutes and it's 8-zip!!!!

Egads!!

L-girl said...

Did you hear Don snort?

L-girl said...

I go away for a few minutes and it's 8-zip!!!!

Stop going away, would ya?

No, this game is not as much fun. I predict tomorrow's game will be more fun.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

No, no fun. boo hoo.

More hits needed. More jinx needed:

Smoltz is throwing a two hitter

Smoltz is throwing a two hitter

Smoltz is throwing a two hitter

L-girl said...

I'll try chanting.

Come-back!

Come-back!

Come-back!

[Don & Jerry: rain or mist?]

L-girl said...

Am I hearing things?? The musical montage is REM's "Driver 8"!

redsock said...

I missed it. That must have been weird to hear.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

11-0. Good grief.

redsock said...

Driver 11 now.

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

okay - here goes the combined cheer and jinx:

Smoltz is pitching a two hitter

Come-back!

Smoltz is pitching a two hitter

Come-back!

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

YEAH!!! It worked!!!!

L-girl said...

I gotta hand it to that crowd, the ones who are still there. 11-0 and it's been raining for hours. I wouldn't still be there. (Sacrilege, I know, but I hate being out in rain.)

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

yeah, I'm with you. I've lived in CA long enough now that I'm a weather wimp.

redsock said...

It's looks absolutely miserable there. But they'll be happy at the 12-run comeback!

redsock said...

ATL 9th: Kelly Johnson is up 3rd -- and needs a single for the cycle. He started the night 0-for-2!

1st: F8
2nd: K
4th: Double, RBI
6th: Home run, 2 RBI
7th: Triple, 2 RBI
9th: ???

L-girl said...

Kelly Johnson is up 3rd -- and needs a single for the cycle.

Yeah, I saw that. Of course, as soon as someone hits a triple, I'm thinking cycle.

Sean said...

I like you guys. Even when we fight.

L-girl said...

Oh well, a split today, one great game to enjoy.

See y'all tomorrow for the rubber game.

L-girl said...

I like you guys. Even when we fight.

That's sweet. :)

Hope you had a good night at the show & dinner. Hasta maƱana.

redsock said...

Johnson lines to Pena in RF. No cycle.

I don't think I've ever seen a game with a cycle.

redsock said...

15 runs.

Here we go!!

Starting ....... now ...

CaKeY said...

Blah...

redsock said...

How about 14 runs after 2 were out?

phrenile said...

Not so much.

phrenile said...

On the plus side, we're probably no longer underperforming our pythagorean.

s1c said...

Just some thoughts on today's game vs Hudson.

At Fenway Hudson is 1 - 4 with a 7.92 ERA in his career.

Varitek is 7/19 with 3 doubles, 1 homer, 3 walks and 7 k's.
Ortiz is 8/28 with 3 doubles, 1 Homer, 1 walk and 9 k's.
Manny is 8/29 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 walks and 7 k's.

redsock said...

Hey, MLB: Thanks for stealing my "tables turned" phrase.