June 16, 2007

G67: Red Sox 1, Giants 0

Dice (7-3-0-3-8, 112) and Manny Ramirez (line drive home run to left in the 4th) were the story today.

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Matt Cain (3.31, 126 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.52, 99 ERA+)

57 comments:

redsock said...

Mets already up 2-0 in the 2nd at Stade Fasciste.

redsock said...

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

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. Alex Cora, SS
9. Coco Crisp, CF

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NYM - 111 2
NYY - 022

L-girl said...

That line score doesn't look so pretty anymore.

L-girl said...

It's so much fun to The Steal over and over! And to keep hearing "...and the Red Sox became the first team in baseball history to come back..."

redsock said...

Hey! The Giants have names on the back of their road unis. Boo.

redsock said...

NYM: 111 200
NYY: 022 22

L-girl said...

I know. At least they still only have the two unis, home and away - and a traditional look.

redsock said...

Another 2-spot for the Chokers.

NYM: 111 200
NYY: 022 222

redsock said...

The Tek standing-up for the high pitch worked!!!! I thought Tek was the only one who fell for that.

L-girl said...

Lotta twos.

I can't believe the Giants' park is on its third name already. At least third - I may have missed one.

Naming rights, another scourge of baseball.

redsock said...

The pitch Feliz hit was clocked at 102. Hmmmmm.

L-girl said...

So Fox is lobbying for Omar Vizquel in th HoF?

redsock said...

NYDN: .

"The coaches and the veterans - (Carlos) Beltran, (Julio) Franco and (Jose) Valentin - tell me, '(Clemens) don't like the young players bunting. That's why I do two bunts today," said 21-year-old Carlos Gomez after a stellar Yankee Stadium debut that included two bunt singles, a stolen base and the Mets' first run. "I know he don't like it.

Gomez, starting in left field for the injured Moises Alou, got his team on the scoreboard in the third after he led off with a bunt that Yankee catcher Jorge Posada could not handle in time for a throw to first. Gomez stole second for his sixth swipe of the season and then scored on Jose Reyes' RBI single to center.

Reyes added a fifth-inning leadoff homer off Clemens, but Gomez's early run was all the Mets would need. After a comebacker to Clemens in the fifth, Gomez decided to go back to his original formula in the seventh. Gomez, who hit in the No. 9 spot, tapped the first pitch he saw from Clemens toward first base. Yankee first baseman Miguel Cairo charged the ball but overthrew Rocket as he ran to cover the bag, and Gomez slid headfirst for a single. Robinson Cano had converged on the bag as well and leaped awkwardly over Gomez.

Asked if Clemens gave him an earful after the second bunt, Gomez smiled and said, "I don't know. I think he looked mad."

:>)

chief said...

"The Monster strikes again, as it has since 1912."

Umm, no Tim.

L-girl said...

Did you hear Tim's tortured analogy, something about the Russian revolution and glasnost? One of his worst ever. Plus he said "the last time the Red Sox played at Fenway..." instead of Giants.

redsock said...

"The Monster strikes again, as it has since 1912."

Umm, no Tim.


The Wall didn't do anything but let itself get hit by the ball, but it has been there since 1912.

redsock said...

I never really understood what a consistently shitty hitter Vizquel was/is. In 19 seasons, only once has he been even above league average as a hitter.

His career OPS+ is 84, meaning he has been 16% worse than the average MLB hitter for his entire career.

While many of the players comps to him are in the HoF, I don't think he belongs.

redsock said...

MManny!

redsock said...

Mets down 11-6, but have the bases loaded against Rivera in the 9th. 2 outs though.

redsock said...

And Gomez singles on a groundball to Jeter -- the 4th hit off Fruitbat in the 9th. Now 11-7. Tying run (Reyes) at the plate.

L-girl said...

Was Blogger down or was it me? I couldn't get JoS or wmtc for a while there.

They're talking about Vizquel for his defense only, of course. I've always thought he was overrated defensively. But who can say.

redsock said...

Reyes (bfsfbff) singles to CF! One more run in.

11-8. Still loaded!!!

redsock said...

Beltran makes the last out. Shit.

Still, they got 5 hits and 2 runs off Rivera in the 9th. Sent 8 men to the plate.

L-girl said...

I keep leaving comments that disappear. I'm giving up for a while. Too frustrating. Bye for now.

redsock said...

They're talking about Vizquel for his defense only, of course.

Yeah, but shouldn't he be at least an average hitter? He's not even close. I wonder if what he did in the field could make up for his suck with the bat.

Ozzie Smith's OPS+ was 87. Luis Aparicio: 82. Nellie Fox: 94.

phrenile said...

Huge K.

chief said...

The Wall didn't do anything but let itself get hit by the ball, but it has been there since 1912.

Ok, fair point. I was mis-remembering. It wasn't green until 1947, nor a monster until much later, but there was a wooden wall there.

chief said...

Hey Redsock,

Are there any hardcover copies 1918?

thatdietcokegirl said...

And Gomez singles on a groundball to Jeter -- the 4th hit off Fruitbat in the 9th.

haha where did you get 'fruitbat'?

thatdietcokegirl said...

papi homers today. ?? ;D

redsock said...

The wall was always tall. Pictures during the teens have it at about the usual 37-foot height, with ads all over it. This picture is from 1917.

The 23-foot screen was added above it in 1936, two years after the huge renovation done by Yawkey.

thatdietcokegirl said...

damn that looked like a good pitch to hit too.

redsock said...

No hard covers.

&

He looks like a fruit bat.

chief said...

...nor a monster until much later.

Sorry, that was confusing - I meant it wasn't called Monster until much later. Wasn't disputing the height.

Probably time for me to stop commenting on history for today, since I'm not making much sense.

redsock said...

Oh, yeah. I agree. Growing up, it was just The Wall.

redsock said...

For some reason, my employer blocks me from accessing SoSH, but if you go here (I think), you'll see why he's called Fruitbat.

thatdietcokegirl said...

He looks like a fruit bat.

*googles fruitbat images*

ohhh yeahh...he does doesn't he?

freaky.

redsock said...

Bear down, Jeemer.

redsock said...

Fox shows an Aaron-Bonds graphic. They distort Aaron's picture so his head and face look much narrower than they actually did when he was playing and they enlarge Bonds's picture so his head looks like a beachball compared to Aaron's.

Good work, Fox!

L-girl said...

He looks like a fruit bat.

You owe us that name post.

When you finish your deadball deadline, that is.

L-girl said...

Are there any hardcover copies 1918?

The paperback is lovely. :)

L-girl said...

Allan, do you think Manny lived on 181 & Cabrini? Whatshisname Albert says Dave Righetti told me that. Sound right to you?

L-girl said...

Um, told him that. Not told me.

redsock said...

whew! nice work.

redsock said...

Doesn't sound right. I thought he lived East of Broadway.

redsock said...

And further south?

phrenile said...

Apparently a 1-run game isn't exciting enough, so Okajima decided to spot the Giants two runners before doing his usual thing.

redsock said...

I wonder if an article would list the address since it's not in use anymore.

Can't find it right off, but Vin Scully's last New York address before the Dodgers moved west was 869 West 180th Street!!

redsock said...

A NYT article says the field he played on is at 174th Street.

L-girl said...

Vin Scully's last New York address before the Dodgers moved west was 869 West 180th Street!!

Very cool. :)

In those days, that wouldn't have been so unusual. Now, yes.

I would have said Manny lived east of Bway, too. But maybe that's because that's where GW High is.

I do remember hearing that Righetti lived up there, before we moved to the nabe.

L-girl said...

A NYT article says the field he played on is at 174th Street.

174? People used to take the #1 to Dyckman to see games.

Who knows, tho. People can barely get it straight that WH is in upper Manhattan, not the Bronx. Can't expect them to get the streets right.

L-girl said...

Whew. Good game. Nerve-wracking and good.

redsock said...

Snuffer.

phrenile said...

Gotta love a game where everyone lowers his ERA.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i love how we win close games like this. it just goes to show we can ;p (that was in the general direction of new york)

L-girl said...

i love how we win close games like this.

To me, it's what a great team is all about, winning the 1-0, 2-1 games. Slugfests are fun once in a while, but this is the good stuff.

Zenslinger said...

I was outta town, but -- not a lick o' Dice Praise in this thread? I was psyched to see him have a great game and lower his ERA.