May 28, 2007

G50: Red Sox 5, Cleveland 3

Schilling was dominant, regaining control of his fastball and split to strike out a season-high 10 batters (7-6-1-0-10, 114).

Yook hit an inside-the-park home run and scored standing up (20-game hitting streak)! Manny smashed a line drive shot over the Wall in left, and Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-3, with a single, two doubles and a walk.

Papelbot stumbled in the 9th, but held on to strike out Hafner with the tying runs aboard.

The Red Sox's 10 hits: 2 singles, 6 doubles, and 2 home runs. ... The two singles came in the third inning, before the Sox had scored any runs.

Yankees lost to Toronto 7-2. The Devil Rays scored twice in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Tigers 6-5 and raise their record to 21-28, 13.5 GB -- same as New York's.

***

Cliff Lee (5.93, 73 ERA+) / Curt Schilling (3.94, 113 ERA+)

Trot Nixon returns!

His ninth-inning home run against the TCM at Yankee Stadium that gave Pedro a 2-0 win on May 28, 2000 -- how on Earth can that have been seven years ago?!? -- and his pinch-hit two-run, game-winning blast at Fenway against Oakland to win Game 3 of the 2002 ALDS are two of my fondest memories of Boston career.

The thunderous ovation he'll receive is completely deserved.

95 comments:

Sean said...

What about the blast about 2' away from a homer in Game 4 of the World Series? Nixon was great, and he'll be missed.

redsock said...

From the Tangible post:

s1c:
Bradford posted the line ups (David Ortiz is out again with I assume more hamstring issues)

Julio Lugo SS
Coco Crisp CF
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Manny Ramirez DH
J.D. Drew RF
Mike Lowell 3B
Jason Varitek C
Wily Mo Pena LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B

Cleveland
Grady Sizemore CF
Casey Blake 3B
Travis Haffner DH
Victor Martinez C
Trot Nixon RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Dave Dellucci LF
Ryan Garko 1B
Josh Barfield 2B

and

Sean said:
I'll be there tonight in gs 32 row 5, stop by and say hi. I should be in my new tavarez shirt in red.

Sean said...

yup, but slight change of plans, as Pena's inclusion means I'm wearing #22 in blue, row 5. Just leaving Lowell now, should be there about 6:15.

s1c said...

Cafardo has the update on Clemens in his rehab - through 3 innings he's retired 9 of 10 batters. Maybe they will have him start in Boston. I'm sure Pettitte would be more than happy to move back his start one day.

Sean said...

They don't have SL shirts. I'm sad.

Sean said...

Dammit, I missed seeing amalie Benjamin. She is so hot.

redsock said...

Jhonny Peralta SS

BRAK! BRAK!

s1c said...

Red Sox notes on their press pass:

► Boston’s previous largest 1st place advantage after 49 games was 9.0 GA in 1946.

► Julio Lugo is the 1st Sox player to be successful on at least his 1st 14 steal tries of a season since 1943, when Leon Culbertson was successful on all 14 of his SB attempts

► Sox are 4-1 at home in games started by opposing lefthanders, losing only to Baltimore and Brian Burres on May 11.

From my research: Schillings last start against the Yankees he gave up 12 hits the most since April 22, 2004 when he gave up 13 hits in Toronto, in the two games after that against Tampa Bay and Cleveland Schilling pitched 14.1 innings allowing only 2 runs.

Would like to see Curt get on a similar roll against Cleveland and MFY this weekend.

redsock said...

The Battle for the Basement

MFY - 12.5
TAM - 13.5

MFY (DeSalvo) at Toronto (McGowan)

Tigers (Durbin) at Devil Rays (Jackson)

redsock said...

Lugo was caught once, but the umpire totally blew the call.

s1c said...

redsock said...
Lugo was caught once, but the umpire totally blew the call


True but since it was against the MFY I'll take it every time!!

Sean said...

Huge heat for trot. Announcer had to pause for a long time.

s1c said...

From Cafardo on Clemens start "He looked more like Mike Mussina than Clemens."

tim said...

Don: "Framed by Varitek"

DRINK!

Sean said...

So close to a 3 play. Schill has had some tough defense behind him tonight.

redsock said...

We also heard a "bill of the cap high".

Close on the possible triple play last inning.

Sean said...

Help me out nesn people, is the ump calling a lot of low strikes?

Wtg lugo.

tim said...

Help me out nesn people, is the ump calling a lot of low strikes?

actually the zone seems fairly tight, floyd keeps hitting what looks to be strike 3, but it got called a ball (on tek and crisp)

Sean said...

Floyd? Wrong cliff, Tim.

s1c said...

Drewwwwwwww!!!!

redsock said...

I love doubles.

Yook, Drew and Lowell in the 4th. 2-0.

s1c said...

quick check of MFY and BJ's shows BJ's ahead 1 - 0 in the 4th.

Sean said...

Mike Lowell is a god damn moron.

redsock said...

2-0 Jays, bot of the 5th.

redsock said...

How many people do "Yooooooook" at home?

redsock said...

Laura wants to know, since she does it.

tim said...

Floyd? Wrong cliff, Tim.

their all the same to me...opponents

redsock said...

Jays 3-0.

s1c said...

redsock said...
How many people do "Yooooooook" at home?


Everybody of course (well at least I do). One of the reasons I get exiled to the basement :)

Jackie said...

How many people do "Yooooooook" at home?

*raises hand*

s1c said...

Pitching change in Toronto in the bottom of the fifth. Bases loaded 2 outs and Vizcaino(?) facing Thomas.

Go Jays!!!!!

9casey said...

Does anyone think, or care, that the dramatic shift used for Giambi , Ortiz and whoever else they use it for, is counterproductive. Just for the fact it makes pitchers pitch to that hitters strength.
I mean if all Giambi wants to do ispull the ball why not pitch him outside rather then busting him in so he will hit into the shift.

Just something that bugs the shit out of me.......

9casey said...

Pedroia on Fira

9casey said...

Roberto Hernandez's Pic on gameday looks like Morgan Freeman in Shawshank

redsock said...

TCM: 6-2-0-2-6, 89.

Sounds almost certain that he will chicken out and not face Boston.

redsock said...

So the MFY are in 4th chasing Boston, Billy is supposed to be their $28M savior, but they refuse to pitch him against the Sox.

(Or he's begging out.)

redsock said...

Getting away from God Bless America, we click over and see Toronto go up 5-0 in the bottom of the 7th on a bases loaded walk.

s1c said...

Cashman and Torre are taking the heat for him though, so he'll skate by in the NY tabloids.

7 innings and 10 K's. A good outing by Schilling, lets hope he repeats it on Sunday.

redsock said...

Jays have bases loaded and 1 out. Myers in for Aaron Hill.

Jackie said...

I think it's more accurate to say that the MFYs are chasing the wild card at this point...

Nice to see Good Schilling tonight. The last two outings had me a little worried, but 7 strong innings (with a little help from some nice defense) makes me feel better.

redsock said...

run yook run!!!!!!!!!!

Sean said...

Inside the Parker!!! Amazing!

tim said...

FUCK!!!!!

I flip over to the hockey game for 20 seconds and miss the inside the parker!!!!!

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!

Jackie said...

Out of all the guys on this team that seemed likely to hit an inside the park home run... I guess when you're hot, you're *hot*.

redsock said...

Laura: "That's what you get, you stupid canuck!"

(She was smiling when she said it. :>) )

7-0 JAYS!

tim said...

THE YANKEES ARE SURGING AHEAD IN THIS GAME!!!!!! WOW HAVE YOU EVER SEEN POWER LIKE THIS PEOPLE

THIS IS EPIC, GEORGE LUCAS HIMSELF COULDNT CONVEY THIS ANY BETTER

THIS IS PROBABLY THE GREATEST THING THATS HAPPENED IN MY LIFE

THIS IS SUCH A PHENOMENAL GAME, THE YANKEES WILL BE OWNING OCTOBER IF THEY KEEP SWINGING THE BATS LIKE THIS

[/yes network commentary>

redsock said...

K of Hafner looked a bit outside.

redsock said...

Spam Blaster!!! F YOU!!!

tim said...

wtf, tuned into MFY-Jays game, jays feed...

they showed the youk HR...the announcer "Wow Kevin Youkilis riding something crazy like a 12 game hitting streak"

ugh, if ignorance is bliss i want to wipe the smile off that fool's face.

redsock said...

Last call for the Chokers.

s1c said...

Papel-bot better be warming up, good job by Lopez and Donnelly.

redsock said...

Final at Skydome: 7-2.

MFY now 21-28, 13 GB.

tim said...

Last call for the Chokers.

Let me be the first to say.....lucky 13!

tim said...

Dammit!

tim said...

Oh yeah. Bot is warming.

I don't know what I like better. Our lights out closer. Or the fact that we have a back up closer who is just as lights out when LOC #1 is unavailable.

tim said...

nice, pedroia finding his swing.

s1c said...

Prediction - If yankees lose 7 in a row then Torre gets fired and TCM suddenly pulls a groin.

redsock said...

Maybe TCM can manage them.

:>)

Jackie said...

DUMBASS FANS DON'T TOUCH THE BALL. You look about 60; you should know better by now.

Dunno if it would have made a difference (especially with the steal just now) but still. How hard is it not to reach down onto the field? Don't touch the damn ball!

redsock said...

Rays trailing 5-4 to Tigers in the 9th. If they can win, they and the MFY will have identical records.

s1c said...

Settle down bot, we need outs here not record breaking radar gun readings.

redsock said...

Dear Bot:

Start botting.

tim said...

*gulp*

Orsillo just said your favorite phrase, redsock ;-)

Sir Jahmez said...

uh oh. maybe it's not his day - bring in okajima?

tim said...

i think okie is unavailable, thats why they have kysny warming...

this AB is going better...

redsock said...

rays have tying run on 3rd, winning run on 2nd, 1 out

Sean said...

Every time I see him, bot melts down. End the game paps.

Sean said...

Every time I see him, bot melts down. End the game paps.

redsock said...

Tampa gets 2!!!! Rays WIN!!!

NY and Tampa are both 21-28, now 13GB.

Sir Jahmez said...

whatever sean - i'm tired of your pessimism - i'm listening to the game and he definately swung. I could feel the air of him missing it.

tim said...

nice! good call.

Tampa gets 2!!!! Rays WIN!!!

NY and Tampa are both 21-28, now 13GB.


hells yeah!!! i saw they were slowly crawling back into this game...let that be a lesson to you MF(BD)Y!!!!!

s1c said...

C'mon Paps, 1 more strike I beg you 1 more strike.

Sarah Gates said...

I know I'm a little late here, but I was making dinner - I totally do Yooook at home. And at the gym, embarrassingly enough, on the elliptical trainer with my XM radio.

tim said...

OH HELLS YEA!!!!!

redsock said...

BOT!

Sir Jahmez said...

There ya go sean. Pap does it again.

tim said...

so much stuff just went on there, Ducks scored right as blake struck out and TB won! hecticity!

tim said...

how about that YOOOOOOOK!!!!!

I'm definately picking up one of the red jerseys, #20...i've wanted one ever since he got called up back in '04 and ripped a homer in his first(?) game @ skydome...that was awesome, he immediately hiked to the top of my favorite player list that season. what sealed the deal was the classic denis leary commentary on him being "jewish" last season, and leary ripping into mel gibson as youk made some stellar plays at first.

that and i'd like a jersey of a player whose currently on the team.

Joe Grav said...

wow... we are really good

redsock said...

35-15.

me likey.

Sean said...

Crazy game, but schill was on. 90-92 fb, 82 solitter, 85 slider, 72 curve. The injuns got a ton of lucky hits, but we won, so I'm fine.

For paps, he has now given up 16 by my count as a closer, and I've seen 5, and his injury. Crazy.

Imagine the game if we got that triple play, a 3 play and an inside the Parker.

L-girl said...

I totally do Yooook at home. And at the gym, embarrassingly enough, on the elliptical trainer with my XM radio.

Ha! That's great. s1c said it, everyone does Yook at home - or everyone *should*!

Don: "Framed by Varitek"

DRINK!


Yeah, Tim's on board!

Tonight Don said that a certain national announcer used "by way of the K". Anyone know who that was? I think someone mentioned it in a game thread here at JoS.

Don intro'd a new one tonight: "in this results based business, he got the job done". Remy said play-by-play guys all over the country were writing it down...

L-girl said...

And, since it appears to be good luck (um, not that I'm superstitious or anything...)

ELEVEN AND A HALF GAMES UP!!

and

YANKEES ARE 13.5 GAMES BACK!!

When Tampa Bay overtakes them in the standings, the New York papers are going to explode.

L-girl said...

Imagine the game if we got that triple play, a 3 play and an inside the Parker.

I was thinking the same thing!

I love triple plays. I've only seen one once - unassisted, by Randy Velarde.

L-girl said...

P.S. I love Dustin Pedroia. That is all. Good night.

thatdietcokegirl said...

this is my favourite game of the season so far. the crowd was electric, lots of great plays/moments. awesome :)

Sean said...

Before anyone potentially brings it up, no one was booing Trotter when he came up with the bases loaded in the 8th. That was the audible groan of 30,000 Sox fans who'd seen this sort of thing go terribly wrong in the past, and expected Trot to launch one into Williamsburg on the first pitch.

Of course, it didn't happen. Javier Lopez is quickly becoming one of my favorite guys, against all odds. And JC Romero... is also a guy who pitches.

tim said...

Don intro'd a new one tonight: "in this results based business, he got the job done"

lmao, i heard that one and i had a "Jim Halpert" expression on my face.

tim said...

Sweet.

Jere said...

Was at this game tonight. So incredibly fun.

Peralta: brak brak indeed.

My girlfriend and I, and my parents, do "Yook" in any and all situations.

Sean: You probably had a bad angle on the scoreboard from 32, but if you heard a loud cheer while Manny batted fairly late in the game, followed by a "Yankees Suck" chant, that was the moment their score changed from 4-0 to 7-0.

When the game ended, the scoreboard still showed 5-4 Detroit in the 9th. I got home to find out TB actually came back to win! So the Yanks are in dead last (when going alphabetically by team name.) There is no team in the majors FARTHER out of first place than the Yanks...

Jere said...

One more thing: Yanks would have to play .625 ball over their next 32 games to be above .500 on July 4th.

L-girl said...

Jere, I was hoping you were at the game!

For the rest of my life, I will say (at least to myself) "brak brak" when I see the name Jhonny Peralta.

Alas, my friend, it's all downhill for you now. You'll never top that one.

Although "A Wood, VT Menace" comes mighty close.

L-girl said...

One more thing: Yanks would have to play .625 ball over their next 32 games to be above .500 on July 4th.

!!!!!!

Sean said...

jere-
I heard it, and luckily someone in the row in front had a marginally better view of the score, to see the 7-0 change. I immediately reached for my crackberry to see what happened.

You going tonight? I've got my blue Nixon shirt underneath my work clothes as we speak.

Jere said...

No, my next game is when Bonds is in town. But who knows, I might pop over there between now and then.

And I will top brak brak one day! :)