June 14, 2007

G65: Rockies 7, Red Sox 1

Jeff Francis (3.81, 117 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (2.88, 155 ERA+)

Well, now. Lineup, from the Globe, from WEEI:
J.D. Drew, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Manny Ramirez, LF
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Coco Crisp, CF
Julio Lugo, SS
I like it.

Redsox.com:
Francis had a 6.52 ERA in April but has recovered with a 2.47 ERA and four wins since. In his last start at Baltimore, Francis got the loss, going seven innings and allowing four runs.

77 comments:

phrenile said...

151-45 gay marriage mojo tonight. Hopefully not all the good vibes have been used up.

Zenslinger said...

About all Drew has been able to do is walk this season, so he's not a bad choice at a .344 on base.

Hrrrum.

Devine said...

Yes. Exactly. This should be the lineup every day. I wonder how many iterations we'll see.

redsock said...

In the spring, many people were calling for Drew at #2 spot (even leadoff).

If I recall, I was pushing for a Yook/Lugo 1-2, but JD/DP is probably the best thing for now, keeping Yook at 5th.

Now let's get a win, for fuck's sake.

redsock said...

gay marriage mojo tonight

homojo?

:>)

redsock said...

FSN on EI again (god those guys are bad!) but the Jays are off and Rogers Cable Sportsnet is showing NESN!!!

L-girl said...

Last night they showed the Yankee game and left us w/ the Rockies Fox broadcast, so we're really in luck tonight.

redsock said...

MFY won again this afternoon 7-1.

L-girl said...

Rockies pitcher is on my all girls team.

Zenslinger said...

Not fair! Name isn't spelled Frances.

Zenslinger said...

Instead of gnawing my own balls off in reaction to that Manny-Youk strikeout festival, I'll present this thought I had earlier:

A lot of the people we've beat ourselves over the head for trading last year are not that great this year:

Bard - was hitting .360 for much of the year last year behind Piazza. Nowhere near that this year.

Cla - Decent but unspectacular (ERA pretty good at 3.86, WHIP meh at 1.46).

Arroyo - 2-7, 4.98, 1.51 - not that I don't wish him well.

Marte - still in the minors...right?

Anibal Sanchez - minors? hurt?

Hanley Ramirez is the only solid "D'oh!" at the moment. Not that I don't wish the other guys well.

Anyway, anything to distract myself from the Yanks winning streak and our falling behind in this game already! Damn!

redsock said...

But for Hanley, as you well know, we got Lowell (who has been 100000% better than anyone could have hoped) and Beckett (6th best ERA, 2nd best OBA).

redsock said...

hanley:

we gave up talent to get talent. that's usually what you have to do.

i'm happy with the results so far.

L-girl said...

"Not fair! Name isn't spelled Frances."

Spelling doesn't count. My team, my rules. :)

Zenslinger said...

My rule for my team right now is that they must score some runs in this inning. This means you, Mr. Drew.

Zenslinger said...

At least he hit the ball well.

Jeez.

L-girl said...

This is annoying.

redsock said...

coco DID throw it to manny.

god remy can be such a moron.

redsock said...

josh is just setting up the triple play. all part of the grand scheme.

L-girl said...

funny how their triple play looks just like a GS

redsock said...

yeah, now you funny too.

thatdietcokegirl said...

coco DID throw it to manny.

god remy can be such a moron.


remy just loves re-hashing that play when manny cut-off johnny damon's throw that time in like 2004 or something.


also, i just walked out of my livingroom and i'm forsaking the game for at least 10 minutes.

L-girl said...

"remy just loves re-hashing that play when manny cut-off johnny damon's throw that time in like 2004 or something."

it's one of his obsessions

i think don has a crush on todd helton

thatdietcokegirl said...

it was funny tho.

meanwhile this is major bullshit.

;(((

Zenslinger said...

There goes my balls!

chief said...

Anyone have any good news? I could use some after that last HR.

redsock said...

Anyone have any good news?

I have a yummy ice cream cone (drumstick) in the freezer that I'll be eating later.

CaKeY said...

OMFG NESN... STFU about Tod Helton!

L-girl said...

"Anyone have any good news?"

Even if we lose tonight, we're still 7.5 games up.

That's all I got.

L-girl said...

"OMFG NESN... STFU about Tod Helton!"

great acronyms there

CaKeY said...

Well, Don and Jerry making fun of the "Sox Appeal" couple is pretty damn funny.

L-girl said...

don and jerry's dating tips

omfg

L-girl said...

don's losing it

nick said...

Coming late to the game, but I-girl's comment just got me:

funny how their triple play looks just like a GS

Well, least that gave me a laugh. I could go for a nice late-game recovery. Are we still betting on Papi's 1st walkoff?

redsock said...

wow -- we can't even knock julio around.

this is starting to piss me off.

L-girl said...

Glad I could help.

It's L-girl btw. Looks weird in lower case.

I had the Papi walkoff for yesterday - my birthday. Who's got today?

redsock said...

Walkoff: blackjack.

thatdietcokegirl said...

we can still come back.

thatdietcokegirl said...

happy birthday l-girl :D

L-girl said...

thanks tdcg :)

one of my presents was red sox earrings

nick said...

doh! sorry about that. Wasn't sure and didn't take the time to check.

Happy birthday!

There ya go. Manny's on--clearly we going to recover now.

whoops! ok now he's around. we're on our way.

L-girl said...

"we can still come back."

yup, here we go

thatdietcokegirl said...

one of my presents was red sox earrings

hehe, sweet. i almost bought a red sox bangle today (its cool it's made from a baseball skin)

L-girl said...

"doh! sorry about that. Wasn't sure and didn't take the time to check."

Oh, no problem. Happens all the time. :)

redsock said...

one of my presents was red sox earrings

her first red sox gear!

i think a cap is next. or a 'bot shirt.

thatdietcokegirl said...

we scored a run. i'm fucking tickled!!

*tantrum*

i really am a little tickled actually. sad.

redsock said...

re our comeback:

timlin in now.

:<(

Joe Grav said...

faijaljcanwojffaonfaonvaldal.

that is all

L-girl said...

"her first red sox gear!"

and in the old days i used to wear ny earrings...

"or a 'bot shirt."

yes please :)

L-girl said...

re tickled, i know, we're too happy about one run

ugh, here's timlin

thatdietcokegirl said...

yah someone needs to get L-girl a sox hat STAT ;p

c'mon you gots to have one ;)

thatdietcokegirl said...

tim's looked better last night tho.

meh ;/

i'm only going to be partially appeased if woger gets SLAMMED tomorrow by the mets.

and we rout whoever the hell we're playing. i honestly do not know.

SF i think?

thatdietcokegirl said...

aha, god n/m, walk and a single.

Joe Grav said...

there goes that run

redsock said...

giants = yes.

have i mentioned recently that timlin should have been sent to the glue factory months ago?

L-girl said...

yeah, giants coming next

so everyone except me can boo bonds

redsock said...

12-2: good time for timlin.

6-1: no. game still too close.

D-F-A
D-F-A
D-F-A ...

thatdietcokegirl said...

there goes that one run.

L-girl said...

we should be able to get some runs off this corpse guy

thatdietcokegirl said...

i have no inbetween modus operandi right now. it's either 'this fucking sucks' or 'we can do it' mentality.

so i'm forsaking for now.

lol @ 'corpse guy'

redsock said...

this is gonna be some kind of 9th inning comeback!

right?

...

...

...

right?

L-girl said...

uh, yeah. sure.

thatdietcokegirl said...

it will stay 7-1 i'm afraid.

L-girl said...

piffle. the worst thing about slumps is not knowing when they're gonna end. you know?

9casey said...

This team needs a shot in the arm.Tito seems to be looking for a leadoff hitter.......Lets see if Theo has any balls to call up the kid........let him leadoff for a week....Make some people wonder how secure their jobs actually are..

9casey said...

Happy Birthday L, Gemini who knew :)

chris said...

MMkay. How many runs have we scored since Oakland started this disaster? I bet half of that total was in the 13 run game. This sucks.

tim said...

Balls.


At least I finally tried a pint of Keith's Red tonight. Delish! (sorry, I've seen too much of that Dunkin commercial with that obnoxious broad with the tar heels)

thatdietcokegirl said...

i know who is that chick?!?!

she has two commercials and it's like 'UM, AND YOU ARRRRRE????'

chief said...

The chick is Rachel Ray. I had to ask too, 'cause she's really annoying. I thought at first she was just some talking head morning personality (Kelly Ripa, the staff of the View, etc.) and was really bothered by it.

Then I found out she has a cooking show, which mean she **may** have some redeeming qualities.

This slump has me discussing Rachel Ray. It's really bad.

L-girl said...

I like Rachel Ray! Her cooking show is super popular, so it's odd that I like it, but I do.

But man, I would kill for a Dunkin Donuts around here, just to get an iced coffee every day. Ontario doesn't know what an iced coffee is. It's the thing I miss most. Actually, it's the only thing I miss...

L-girl said...

Hey, thank you, 9Casey! Fellow Gemini?

L-girl said...

Rachel Ray on the Food Network.

Apparently she's become a brand with a million things going on, so maybe she's not even good anymore. But her cooking show used to be really cool.

redsock said...

She's also a big Sox fan, apparently.

But I didn't recognize her in the DD commercial. Either she had on a ton of makeup or has had work done.

become a brand

Yeah. Also seen her name on the covers of various celebrity rags, so ...

thatdietcokegirl said...

Then I found out she has a cooking show, which mean she **may** have some redeeming qualities.

lol and just wth is that supposed to mean?! ;p

cooking shows are fun tho (most of them) i remember this one cooking show on pbs called 'two fat ladies'. they were british and fat and awesome :)

L-girl said...

I used to love Two Fat Ladies!

The only one I seriously dislike is Emeril. He's just gross.

tim said...

The only one I seriously dislike is Emeril. He's just gross.

BAM! KICK IT UP A NOTCH!

hah, he was the inspiration for a hockey team i was on one year, we would always yell at each other to kick it up a notch, and say BAM! at various things.