June 15, 2007

G66: Red Sox 10, Giants 2

Tavarez allowed two quick runs in the top of the first, but settled down nicely (7-6-2-2-3, 103). The 1-2 hitters in the Boston lineup collected eight of the Red Sox's nine hits and drove in eight of the 10 runs.

JD Drew (3-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 RS) and Dustin Pedroia (5-for-5, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 RS) were the main attraction. At the bottom of the order, both Coco Crisp and Julio Lugo scored twice. Manny Ramirez and Crisp each drew two walks.

In New York, the Mets shut out the Yankees and Fat Billy 2-0.
                 IP    H ER BB  K  BF PIT-ST GB FO
Tavarez v Giants 7 6 2 2 3 29 103-58 11 7
Clemens v Mets 6.1 7 2 1 8 27 108-67 8 3
One of Tavarez's walks was intentional (Bonds). From the 2nd to 7th innings, only three Giants got as far as second base.

***

Barry Zito (4.02, 104 ERA+) / Julian Tavarez (5.25, 85 ERA+)

Dave Roberts Returns!

Tito: "I would be shocked if, when Davey comes up, the place doesn't explode."

Redsox.com:
Tavarez has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his last eight starts. ...

Zito has won three starts in dominating fashion sandwiched by two awkward losses to his former team. He lost in Oakland on May 18, giving up seven runs in four innings. Over the next 20 innings, Zito gave up one earned run. In losing to the A's in San Francisco on Saturday, he allowed three earned runs on nine hits over four innings.
And it's a 1912 World Series rematch!

125 comments:

redsock said...

1. J.D. Drew, RF
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. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. Dave Roberts, CF
2. Randy Winn, LF
3. Ryan Klesko, 1B
4. Barry Bonds, DH
5. Ray Durham, 2B
6. Bengie Molina, C
7. Pedro Feliz, 3B
8. Nate Schierholtz, RF
9. Omar Vizquel, SS

redsock said...

Former Boston Globe writer Larry Whiteside died today at age 69.

Nick Cafardo writes: "When he was hired by the Boston Globe in 1973, Mr. Whiteside was the only African-American reporter in America covering major league baseball on a daily basis for a major newspaper ..."

The Red Sox will have a moment of silence before tonight's game.

redsock said...

Video of Roberts's SB from the CF bleachers!

Devine said...

I am SO digging this lineup...yesterday's debacle notwithstanding.

Danie said...

Ya gotta love Boston. Dave Roberts will probably get a standing O and Barry Bonds will get a big ole booing... yeah, that's why I love Boston... :)

redsock said...

I'd cheer Bonds.

Almost all of what we know about Bonds comes from the media -- the same media we routinely (and quite rightly) mock for getting so many basic facts wrong about Manny and a host of other players. (And getting so many facts about the game of baseball wrong.)

Did he knowingly juice? Probably. But I refuse to single one guy out when it's likely that dozens of players -- pitchers as well as hitters -- were using illegal substances at the same time.

L-girl said...

it's likely that dozens of players -- pitchers as well as hitters -- were using illegal substances at the same time

And still not putting up Bonds's numbers, or anywhere close. There's no magic substance that makes you a great baseball player.

I'd cheer Bonds too. I'll cheer from him at home.

Booing Bonds doesn't make Boston fans special. In that respect they're just like everyone else.

Timmy Mac said...

You know, you can take the high road all you want. I'd boo him until my lungs gave out.

He's a cheater, and a surly, arrogant one at that. If I saw a shred of remorse, or at least accountability, in him, maybe I'd feel differently, but as it is, he's a juiced-up surly jerk, and if there's a better reason for booing someone than that, I don't know what it is.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i will be cheering for sure. that was almost the best red sox moment ever. maybe the best? for reals.

can we just reminisce for a minute?
did everyone think, at that very moment when DR stole that base, that we'd win the whole thing? (or at least the alcs) it was electric. we need some electricity tonight!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

i'm sure alot of other guys juiced, but they aren't about to break the all time record for career home runs. that's the problem with bonds and why everyone hates him.

or most people.

and what a bollocks statement to say you didn't know what you were taking. it's cunning of course, but such bologna.

redsock said...

a surly, arrogant one at that.

I've never met the man, so I can't say what he's like. Any interviews I have seen, he seems pretty normal to me. I do know that if I was in his shoes, having to deal with the crap he has to deal with on a daily basis, I'd be the most surly motherfucker you could ever imagine.

did everyone think, at that very moment when DR stole that base, that we'd win the whole thing? (or at least the alcs)

Honestly, no. Now even when Ortiz hit the HR to win it. But when we won Game 5, I remembering thinking, holy shit, we've got a real good shot at winning this.

redsock said...

And the Giambalco admits to using steroids and he's never booed anywhere for it -- in fact, he's cheered and gets curtain calls at Yankee Stadium.

By the same dolts who boo Bonds and can't understand why the SF fans love him.

Go figure.

redsock said...

That should be "Not even when Ortiz hit the HR to win it."

thatdietcokegirl said...

And the Giambalco admits to using steroids and he's never booed anywhere for it -- in fact, he's cheered and gets curtain calls at Yankee Stadium.

i agree there. i mean the masses are still sadly prodded by the media into altering their behaviour however the media wants it to be, and most people completely follow suit. mob-mentality is still pretty powerful on the planet.
but i still think, if giambi were going for the record, don't you think there would be people booing him? would it depend on how the media spun it? he's terribly unlikeable...i think he'd get shit just as much as bonds (maybe a little less)

redsock said...

NESN at work!!!!

redsock said...

Chills and a little teary-eyed at Smiley's SB and Pro's single to center.

:>)

tim said...

Great reception for Roberts, now lets hope he goes 0-4 :P

Sexy Lips better pull out the stops in this one!

tim said...

should've knocked on wood for that one.

redsock said...

Wasn't that ovation about, oh, 15 minutes short?

Joe Grav said...

daaaaaaave roberts :D

I wish I were at this game, getting to cheer Dave and boo Barry.








oh #$!@#!@#!@ 1-0 SFG

tim said...

LMFAO!!!!!!!

That tiny balls sign was fucking glorious!

L-girl said...

You know, you can take the high road all you want.

I'm not taking the high road. I really like Bonds. He's one of the great players of our time, possibly the greatest, and I have no reason not to like him.

He's a cheater, and a surly, arrogant one at that.

I have never heard a surly word out of his mouth. I have only heard media people tell me he's surly. If I can't trust sports journalists to know who wrote a book when the author's name is right there on the cover, I can't trust them to tell me who's naughty and who's nice. Their judgements are clouded by biases of all sorts, and mostly just groupthink anyway.

Which, sadly, is the same for most fans.

Remorse, accountability, what a farce. You want him to put on a show like Giambi? No thanks.

L-girl said...

i mean the masses are still sadly prodded by the media into altering their behaviour however the media wants it to be, and most people completely follow suit. mob-mentality is still pretty powerful on the planet.

That's it.

tdcg, are you canadian??? the telltale "our" in behaviour!

L-girl said...

Wasn't that ovation about, oh, 15 minutes short?

We could cheer all night. I guess they have to start the game sometime.

L-girl said...

Ok now. RUNS, PLEASE!!

tim said...

FUCK YEAH DUSTY!

redsock said...

BOO YAH!!!!

L-girl said...

Thank you, Dusty!!

Joe Grav said...

peewee goes yard

L-girl said...

Papi tossed???!!

redsock said...

God, stop whining Papi.

Ejected? Great.

tim said...

Zito just made history. He struck out Ortiz on 3 balls.

redsock said...

Honestly, when it comes to crying about balls and strikes, Ortiz is a bigger baby than Jeter.

I am so sick of it. And now he's out of the game. Great idea. I hope he's happy.

Joe Grav said...

papi what the fuck you are a @$!#@!# ing IDIOT maybe he will learn his lesson now

redsock said...

P.S. to Papi -- it was a strike.

tim said...

hells yeah, manny's got the socks pulled up

tim said...

I thought the 1-1 pitch was out of the zone. Can't really tell on the non-maximized MLBTV.

redsock said...

I only saw the last pitch replay. Got a bit of work to get out of the way now.

I'm sometimes surprised that Ortiz doesn't complain about a strike call when he takes a full swing at it and misses.

L-girl said...

I have the Giants Fox announcers. It isn't pretty.

Danie said...

I'm not watching it, but listening to it on WRKO. But the guys said that it wasn't the last pitch that was out of the zone but one of the previous. He did have a beef though... Umps are just too uppity these days, a whole lot of them think that the game is about them.

redsock said...

Most of these fans would cheer like crazy if Bonds was hitting in Boston next year. Hypocrites.

L-girl said...

So the Boston fans show they can do what everyone else does, boo Barry Bonds. What a proud Fenway moment. 'Nt.

Jeffrey said...

Just saw the replay of "Tiz getting ejected. Pretty weak. Ump was waiting for that. I agree he should not be arguing every call, but c'mon.

L-girl said...

Ump had a hair trigger, I agree. But Papi's got to cut the whining.

redsock said...

Just about to type "Something is wrong with my computer, I heard Jerry praise Manny for hustling down the line."

Then he spews this:

"When Manny decides to run, he's got decent speed."

FUCK YOU, REMY.

Save that shit for the national mediots who don't know shit. You OUGHT to be better than that.

L-girl said...

When he *decides* to run??? How about when Remy decides to talk about the game instead of promoting himself? Bah.

nick said...

I think the ump was seeking to eject Papi and kicked Papi on a helmet toss that others would've just let him cool off and go. Having said that Papi threw a bigger fit than necessary and should've known better.

Earlier this year my 6yo daughter and I ended up at a stoplight next to a high school game. She wanted to watch and I had time, so we stopped. I was amazed at how much these kids threw their helmets after strikeouts. Granted it was mostly by the bench, but if I was a coach or parent, I would've told 'em to cool it. No need to instill so much bad sportsmanship so early.

thatdietcokegirl said...

tdcg, are you canadian??? the telltale "our" in behaviour!

no, i wish tho :)
i'm american. i was born in england tho. i've pretty much always spelled it that way. i think?? haha, i'd hate to be 'affected'. i think it just looks nicer to spell it that way ;)

...

tina cervasio definitely speaks 5 decibels louder than anyone else in the broadcast. saying.

L-girl said...

well if you do ever move to canada, you won't have to learn how to re-spell everything, like I did. :)

redsock said...

the ump was seeking to eject Papi

perhaps. and one big reason would be that he pisses and moans about every called strike in every game. and maybe umpires are tired of it. i'm surprised he isn't tossed more often.

L-girl said...

Granted it was mostly by the bench, but if I was a coach or parent, I would've told 'em to cool it. No need to instill so much bad sportsmanship so early.

You're right, but where do you think they get it from? Their parents probably do the same thing. Maybe not literally tossing their helmets, but the same idea.

Joe Grav said...

huge

redsock said...

i like this leadoff guy.

L-girl said...

Hey, check it out: we have a lead! Makes for a nice change. :)

Joe Grav said...

peewee with 3 hits!

L-girl said...

Yeah baby 6-2.

Gotta go check out the Mets game. God I hate cheering for the Mets.

phrenile said...

And in scoring position too.

L-girl said...

NYM 1 - NYY 0 after 4

Joe Grav said...

hey Papi, take notes from wily mo on how to react to a bad backwards-K call

redsock said...

stems 1-0 in the 4th.

JD-DP combo:

6-6 at getting on base
5 of the 6 RBI
4 of the 6 runs scored

huzzah.

redsock said...

drew and pedroia have all 5 of the team's hits tonight.

redsock said...

mfy 4th ends with cairo flying to left and shemp getting doubled off second base.

L-girl said...

I can't see Omar Vizquel without thinking of Arthur Rhodes (?) calling him a 98-lb midget. Anyone remember Rhodes taking the mound wearing big costume-jewelry earrings?

Jeffrey said...

Interesting side note on the previous sportsmanship comments - a friend and I coach our sons' rec league 5th and 6th graders baseball team. One of the dads who helps us out is probably the only guy in the town who would argue a call with a 15 year old ump (have had to tell him 'That'll do..' on many ocassions). See if you can guess what his son threw at the ground yesterday after being rung up. It does start higher up.

nick said...

roll?!

redsock said...

Mets 2-0 in the 5th v FB

thatdietcokegirl said...

tavarez....he is a strange duck. i think...i love him xxox

redsock said...

reyes hit a HR to make it 2-0. wright then singled and stole second.

L-girl said...

"It does start higher up."

Yup. I am bothered by people criticizing "kids today" or teenagers, as if the rest of society isn't doing the same things, as if kids aren't learning by example. (Not that you were doing that. I mean in general.)

L-girl said...

Did Lips do another roll? That's the 2nd time! What a goof.

redsock said...

Don: "Lowell late on the cut."

WTF?

redsock said...

SL might be outpitching Fat Billy yet again.

nick said...

Not to inject too much politics into a baseball game, but I spent every saturday for almost two years demonstrating against the war and while I was on the receiving end of many a curse and middle finger -- the majority of those came from senior citizens. So much for the disrespect of youth (I was unfailingly polite and waved and smiled at everyone of them).

L-girl said...

And I heard Remy say "tardy" the other night. What's the world coming to. Kids today.

L-girl said...

Nick, thank you for doing that.

redsock said...

the majority of those came from senior citizens

Most of whom (I'm sure) were trying their hardest to get their grandchildren to enlist.

L-girl said...

Especially at your age. It must be hard to protest when you're 250 years old.

L-girl said...

Although not to disparage seniors - I've marched beside many senior citizens in peace demos. Good guys and a'holes come in all shapes and ages.

redsock said...

Kill the messenger.

Joe Grav said...

JD!

nick said...

Ha! I didn't think you were talking to me. I don't recall having been born in 1756. I'm sure I didn't enter that when I created that account..maybe it was a google shuffle thing.

Yeah...those senior citizens were old...Crazy Conquistadors! I was out there every week holding up signs: "Go Home Lobsterbacks!" "Hessians are Hos!" "End the Occupation" and so on....

For the record, 1974.

L-girl said...

I love Dusty!!

redsock said...

All 7 Sox hits from JD and DP -- who have been on base in all 8 of their combined PA.

L-girl said...

I don't recall having been born in 1756.

I figured it was some kind of inside radio joke!

nick said...

now that's top of the order! JD and DP are killing, but looking at the lineup redsock posted, I see a lineup with amazing potential.

L-girl said...

For the record, 1974.

So it wasn't a typo for 25, either.

redsock said...

FB is done in NY:

6.1 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 8 K
27 batters
108 pitches, 67 strikes
8 GB, 3 FB

Mid 7th, still 2-0 Stems.

L-girl said...

Why are they playing GBA at Fenway??? BAH.

redsock said...

Sex Lips probably done as well:

7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB (1 INT), 3 K
29 batters
103 pitches, 58 strikes
11 GB, 7 FO

Leads 7-2.

Jeffrey said...

Gee I hate to change the political tone here... but another interesting side note. The other coach and I have been together for 7 years. He's a HUGE Yankee fan - as in every stitch of his clothing has a Yankee logo. Naturally we've always been the Yankees (he's the head coach, I'm just the bridesmaid) until this year. For our last year together (kids will be playing for the school next year) he picked the Sox. For the town championship, we're playing.... the Yankees. Ah, the ancient rivalry.

L-girl said...

"For our last year together (kids will be playing for the school next year) he picked the Sox."

What do you mean, he picked the Sox? He renamed the team?

L-girl said...

Allan, this Fox broadcast would have you fact-checking left and right. They keep talking about pitching duels in 1908, extra-inning games in 1912... Joe Wood, Harry Hooper, Carl Mays... everyone is making an appearance. Quite the history lesson. I wonder how accurate it is.

phrenile said...

As strikeouts go, Youk's 11-pitch one was pretty epic.

L-girl said...

Definitely a classic Yook AB.

L-girl said...

Still 2-0 Stems in the 8th.

redsock said...

They keep talking about pitching duels in 1908, extra-inning games in 1912... Joe Wood, Harry Hooper, Carl Mays...

Well, Mays didn't debut until 1915.

Probably stuff from the press notes, though.

L-girl said...

That was just a sampling. They didn't put Mays in 1912.

What's Harry Hooper doing in their press notes, I wonder.

redsock said...

What's Harry Hooper doing in their press notes, I wonder.

Being The Man!

9 for 31 in the 1912 WS.

Hit 2 HR in one game in the 1915 WS (first player ever to do it, I believe).

redsock said...

He also made an amazing running, tumbling catch in right field bare-handed -- which might have been in a WS game.

I can't remember. I mention it in the first 10 or so pages of the book, though.

Anyone out there got a copy to check? :>)

Jeffrey said...

I meant that since it's a recreational league, the coaches get to choose what team they are at the start of each season. Some local towns use Native American tribes (Hurons, Iroquois). We go with a select few MLB teams.

L-girl said...

Teams, cool. Nice touch.

L-girl said...

"Anyone out there got a copy to check?"

Now that you mention it...

You know I like our friend Harry H.

redsock said...

I realized I have the manuscript on a disc here at work! So here we go.

The scene is fans cheering Hooper at Opening Day at Fenway 1918:

"His remarkable bare-handed catch of Larry Doyle's long blast in the eighth game of the 1912 World Series, made while falling backwards over a temporary fence in deep right field, remained clear in the minds of the 17,000 people who were at Fenway that afternoon. Other fans still talked about a catch Hooper made against the Tigers in 1916. Bobby Veach had slammed the ball towards the right field corner, a triple certainly, perhaps an inside-the-park home run, but suddenly there was Hooper, running like a deer, grabbing the ball out of the air with — again — his bare hand."

L-girl said...

Wow, that sounds like a great book. Something every Red Sox fan should own.

HINT HINT

L-girl said...

I think we're finally going to get back to business - Sox W, Yankees L on the same night. And their stupid win streak will end. I hope.

L-girl said...

There goes Dusty again! What a night.

It was the JD and DP show tonight for sure.

L-girl said...

Buy it here.

redsock said...

5-for-5

5 RBI

redsock said...

everyone must be away, buying books.

redsock said...

bottom of the 9th in new york. still 2-0 for the blue and orange.

L-girl said...

"everyone must be away, buying books."

cool, we need the money :)

L-girl said...

final in ny! 2-0 nym.

redsock said...

Make Liza Sing!

L-girl said...

Great game! And we increase our lead by a full game. Nice.

G'night!

tim said...

goddamn, went to a new restaurant/pubish place near my house and checked the score on the way out. saw the 5-5 for DP and fuck yeah! this guy is the real deal. hopefully boston will stay with him for the long term.

also fuck yeah to the win, and MFY paying 1 million dollars to their SP for a loss.

tim said...

"Interleague games are great," Bonds said.

(I'm clearly making a stab to add fuel to the fire re: the Pro-Bonds-Anti-Bonds convo that was happening today before the game)

thatdietcokegirl said...

much more happy tonight. great overall game. tavz. jd. dustin going 5-5. the dave roberts welcome back. nice stuff!
(and of course the wankers losing;))

chris said...

the LFM strikes again! I love the little dude.
Also, Tavarez seems to keep us in games a lot.
Finally- Drew back in form?

Tim: to be fair, most players say that, i think...if half heartedly.

tim said...

The 10 runs matched Boston's output from the five previous games combined.

Brutal. Continue it saturday boys. I'll probably watch the condensed game tomorrow nite (assuming its an afternoon Fox start feat quality Joe Fuck announcing...I mean "buck" ha. ha...)

going to the states tomorrow morning/afternoon to pick up mail, get prime rib and do some shopping. then got the girlfriend's family dinner at 4, so will be busy until night.

Timmy Mac said...

That was a great ballgame.

I still don't buy that I'm a tool of media manipulation because I don't like Barry Bonds. I mean, am I being manipulated because I love Big Papi? Cuts both ways, doesn't it?

Since I'm pretty sure I'd be arrested as a stalker if I tried to hang out with these guys to find out what they're really like, all I have to go on is what I see on TV, hear on the radio, and read in the paper.

But most importantly, Julian Tavarez has far and away become my favorite pitcher to watch.

L-girl said...

Since I'm pretty sure I'd be arrested as a stalker if I tried to hang out with these guys to find out what they're really like, all I have to go on is what I see on TV, hear on the radio, and read in the paper.

That's true. That's why you could realize that you don't actually know any of them, so you're not in a position to judge personalities.

L-girl said...

I mean, am I being manipulated because I love Big Papi? Cuts both ways, doesn't it?

Presumably you love Ortiz because of what he's done for your team. From all appearances, he does appear to be a very nice man, but I'm guessing that's not why you love him. Apples and oranges.

Timmy Mac said...

As soon as TV tells me what to say, I will totally refute your points!

L-girl said...

I look forward to it! :)

Make sure you ask Tim McCarver, widely acknowledged as the smartest man in baseball.

redsock said...

Make sure you ask Tim McCarver, widely acknowledged as the smartest man in baseball.

And his name is "Timmy Mac".

Could it be .....?