June 5, 2007

G57: Athletics 2, Red Sox 0

Cy DiNardo shuts us down on two hits and six walks over six innings, the A's turn five double plays, and Dice gives up single runs in the fourth (Chavez HR) and fifth (Kendall leadoff BB and 2-out double by Swisher).

The key pitch of the night was to Youkilis with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth. DiNardo's 3-1 pitch was up and away -- which should have brought in a run, making it 2-1 and leaving the sacks loaded for Lowell -- but it was called a strike. Yook lined the next pitch to third, and Pedroia had to hit the dirt between first and second to avoid his shattered bat and was easily doubled off first. Inning over.

The Red Sox have a season-high three-game losing streak. Toronto scored six times in the bottom of the ninth to beat Tampa, 12-11, and close to within 9 GB.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.83, 93 ERA+) / Lenny DiNardo (1.80, 239 ERA+)

Redsox.com:
DiNardo threw the ball well -- 5.1 innings, four hits, two walks, three strikeouts, one unearned run -- on Wednesday against the Rangers but made one of two Oakland fielding miscues in the sixth inning, allowing the Rangers to score three unearned runs on the way to a 4-0 victory. It was DiNardo's first big-league start since Sept. 14, 2006 -- when he was with the Red Sox.

70 comments:

Zenslinger said...

I'll be there, all by my lonesome, Section 116 a little bit down the 1B line from home plate, Row 24, Seat 9, wearin' red.

s1c said...

Have fun and don't do anything like the j***A** at the Toronto game that has been played on youtube.

Oh, look for Papi to go deep early again tonight.

Zenslinger said...

I will throw pizza.

redsock said...

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

1. Travis Buck, LF
2. Mark Ellis, 2B
3. Nick Swisher, RF
4. Dan Johnson, 1B
5. Eric Chavez, 3B
6. Bobby Crosby, SS
7. Jack Cust, DH
8. Mark Kotsay, CF
9. Jason Kendall, C

tim said...

1. Julio Lugo, SS

Ugh, I know he was signed to be leadoff and all, but it's about time we stick him lower in the lineup until he gets that average and on base % up. My proposed lineup:
1. DP
2. Yook
3. 'Tiz
4. Manny
5. Lowell
6. Pena
7. Tek
8. Lugo
9. Crisp

Get some speed at both ends of the lineup along with the big bats in the middle.

redsock said...

Amen, brother. Though I'd go Yook-DP at the top.

...

I'll join everybody about the 3rd inning or so.

9casey said...

If they were going to change it has to be Yook then D-Ped. No reason to put any undo pressure on the kid. I dont like Yook batting 5th . Just because he can lose AB's

tim said...

If they were going to change it has to be Yook then D-Ped. No reason to put any undo pressure on the kid.

True, and Yook did an awesome job leading off last year. I was hoping he'd be back there this year.

tim said...

MFY having a big inning...so far have put up 4 in top half of the fifth to take a 5-1 lead.

tim said...

Butt doctor in the game for MFY, time for a Sox comeback.

tim said...

ugh, i dont agree with that bunt if it was for a sac. the boys swinging the bat well and shouldve been looking for a base hit...plus if lugos still at first when papi comes up, he can drive it into a gap and score lugo from first...

tim said...

damn, this place is dead tonight.

s1c said...

I am really starting to hate the fricking A's.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i'm listening to eei because my comcast connection is screwy. i forget who this guy is calling the game (not joe, the new trup) whoever he is, he's bo-ring.

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh yes!! seo, teo!

tim said...

Holy shit, how about those Blue Jays.

Scored 6 in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Rays.

And Coco's now made 4 outs in his 2 ABs. Not a good sign. Next time do everyone a favor and keep the bat on your shoulders, at least you won't GIDP and if you're lucky you might even get down to first with a walk.

s1c said...

How bad is the pen for Tampa Bay? They lose to Toronto 12 - 11 after the Jays score 6 in the bottom of the ninth.

To reprise a saying from years past: Why can't we get good pitchers like this A's kid?

redsock said...

hey all. laura's gone to bed, so i'm back.

and the jays's 6th run scored on a bases loaded walk. good fun for the 17 loyal jays fans.

can we get a rally against cy dinardo?

redsock said...

sox longest losing streak this year: 2 games

April 6 to April 7
April 23 to April 24
May 30 to June 1
June 3 to June 4 (current)

...

for a month and 6 days, the sox did not lose more than 1 game in a row.

gotta win tonight

s1c said...

Right now it doesnt look promising

tim said...

watching the game @ coffee pub...someone just walked in that smells like they were dipped in a vat of piss. it's blowin right in my face, it stinks!

redsock said...

down 2-0 with 4 innings to go? puh-lenty of time.

but let's get a few runs right away please.

1-hitter so far for lenny -- and that was his first batter of the night.

redsock said...

LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!
LENNY DINARDO IS PITCHING A SHUTOUT!!!

tim said...

wow dinardo pitching a one-hit shutout, i never saw it coming.

redsock said...

flo hits -- 2 on for manny

thatdietcokegirl said...

go man-ny, go.

thatdietcokegirl said...

bases loaded for yook. now would be nice. for runs. runs??

redsock said...

manny walks on 4 pitches -- 6th dinardo walk

loaded with 1 out for mr. yook.

redsock said...

this cannot be wasted.

can.

not.

chief said...

yooooooouuuuuuuuk....

Come on...

redsock said...

that strike 2 was ball 4....

thatdietcokegirl said...

fuck.

redsock said...

fook.

we had a bases loaded walk. ump dozes and yook then GIDP.

shit.

s1c said...

looking like its not our night.

chief said...

NESN's "Sox Trax" shows that pitch #5 was indeed a ball. Plate ump has been pretty inconsistent tonight, too.

tim said...

That hurt. Dinardos getting the DPs tonight.

This Sox Trax thing makes the strike zone look tiny.

redsock said...

dinardo out on 89 pitches -- let's get to work!!!

lowell single to start

redsock said...

lenny with the odd 6-2-0-6-0 line.

thatdietcokegirl said...

ok coco. don't make me kill you.

redsock said...

we need you, coco.

redsock said...

watch out for lizzie, coco!

lugo can do it. right?

thatdietcokegirl said...

welp, looks like i gotta get out the axe D;

redsock said...

after 114 pitches, dice out for more (nesn says 113)

tim said...

i have a really weird feeling about this one, i havent had this feeling all year...it feels like we won't be able to pull this one out.

maybe its the whole lack of hits thing or whatever, but this feels like an april dice-k game. like his first start in Toronto.

chief said...

Remy said it last night: sometimes the second night is worse than the first after awful travel arrangements. They just look tired, not fired up like last night.

Still time though, it's only two runs.

thatdietcokegirl said...

...

anything can happen.

chief said...

So I have a question: How do A's and Giants fans feel about each other? Is it a Mets/Yanks dynamic?

thatdietcokegirl said...

maybe its the whole lack of hits thing or whatever, but this feels like an april dice-k game. like his first start in Toronto

he's only given up two runs tho thru seven. realize it's us who didn't do shit against dinardo. which we gd well should have.

redsock said...

and that april toronto start. he pitched well -- lost 2-1, right?

dp-flo-manny-yook ... here come da runz!

chief said...

Dice-K pitched really well, 8 Ks and 2 walks through seven.

thatdietcokegirl said...

yep. tying run to the plate.

we. can. do it.


(obviously)

redsock said...

kranmar's delicious marshall in for oak.

thatdietcokegirl said...

So I have a question: How do A's and Giants fans feel about each other? Is it a Mets/Yanks dynamic?

i dunno. but if i lived there..i'd be a giants fan. hands down. love the bay...love their park. lol, and that's it ;D

redsock said...

oh fucking goddamn shit fucker.

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh my whoring hell.

so unlucky with the dp's ;((

thatdietcokegirl said...

k manny does something here.


lol;((

tim said...

and that april toronto start. he pitched well -- lost 2-1, right?

Yeh, the offense was anemic 'cept for a Pena blast. Much like this game, sans the Pena blast so far.

Dammit they DP'ed up on DP.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Dammit they DP'ed up on DP.

haha yep. how dare they.

swisher catches manny's fly. gd it, we're shut out thru 8. WTF!

tim said...

i dunno. but if i lived there..i'd be a giants fan. hands down. love the bay...love their park. lol, and that's it ;D

this reminded me of that dave chappelle comment about san francisco...

"you're leaving san francisco - (gayish voice) 'BYEEE!!! COME BACK IN SEPTEMBER WHEN WE'RE HAVING A SALE ON BIRKENSTOCKS!' - get to the other side of that bridge, 'welcome to oakland, bitch!' *click* *click* (doors locking)"

tim said...

Uh Oh...

thatdietcokegirl said...

this reminded me of that dave chappelle comment about san francisco...

"you're leaving san francisco - (gayish voice) 'BYEEE!!! COME BACK IN SEPTEMBER WHEN WE'RE HAVING A SALE ON BIRKENSTOCKS!' - get to the other side of that bridge, 'welcome to oakland, bitch!' *click* *click* (doors locking)"


i can see/hear him saying that..

redsock said...

umm, don't mean to be rude, javier, but wtf are you doing?

chief said...

Making the roster moves easy when Lester is ready?

chief said...

Well that was interesting...

Last chance.

redsock said...

hombre is still embedded, right?

thatdietcokegirl said...

joe is in full 'swing and a pop-up' mode.

thatdietcokegirl said...

we lost. it sucks. goodnight. good luck. tommorow we win and the yankees lose. we'll be back to 12.5, don't worry peeps ;D

Zenslinger said...

Probably the only Sox game I see this year -- very frustrating to get shut out. There was some good pitching by DiNardo and some good defense, but definitely a strong element of luck on some of those DP's and such.

I had a good time, but it could have been a much different game.

thatdietcokegirl said...

we will win the next two then it's NL paradise..;)

Jere said...

After the bad call to Youk, he grounded to third, guy stepped on bag and threw to first.

The Pedroia "hit the dirt" play was two innings later, on an Ortiz shattered bat. Ball caught and Dustin doubled off.