June 17, 2007

G68: Red Sox 9, Giants 5

A five-run third inning snapped a 2-2 tie and helped the Sox coast to victory on Fathers Day and sweep the Giants.

Ortiz had two ground-rule doubles and a walk, Manny doubled and homered (another missle into the Monster Seats) and had 3 RBI, Youkilis singled twice and drove in two; Drew, Pedroia and Ortiz each scored twice.

Wakefield was so-so (5.2-8-5-1-3, 93), but the quarter of Delcarmen, Lopez, Pineiro and Okajima put up a good line: 3.1-1-0-3-1). Pineiro's one pitch was a GIDP that ended the top of the seventh when the Giants had potential go-ahead run at the plate.

The East lead gets bumped up to 9 GA. Mets and Chokers tonight. ... Mets lost: 8.5.

***

Matt Morris (2.56, 163 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (3.92, 114 ERA+)

The Globe says Brendan Donnelly has been put on the DL with a strained right forearm. That's probably the reason he suddenly stopped throwing in the pen during the 8th inning on Friday night and Joel Pineiro got up in a hurry. ... Manny Delcarmen has been recalled from Pawtucket.

Morris has pitched consecutive complete games
          SCORE  IP  H ER BB  K  PIT
0606 @Arz 0-1 8 7 1 2 6 120
0611 vTor 4-3 9 7 3 1 4 110
and his ERA is 4th best in the NL.

1918 Red Sox Watch: Kevin Youkilis has played 114 consecutive errorless games at first base, which is only five games fewer than the club record set by Stuffy McInnis (May 31 to October 2, 1921). McInnis was traded to Cleveland in the off-season and continued his streak there -- until June 2, 1922 -- setting a major league record of 1,700 chances without an error.

70 comments:

redsock said...

RF J.D. Drew
2B Dustin Pedroia
DH David Ortiz
LF Manny Ramirez
1B Kevin Youkilis
3B Mike Lowell
CF Wily Mo Pena
C Doug Mirabelli
SS Julio Lugo

CF Dave Roberts
LF Randy Winn
2B Ray Durham
DH Barry Bonds
C Benji Molina
1B Ryan Klesko
3B Pedro Feliz
RF Nate Schierholtz
SS Omar Vizquel

L-girl said...

Yay Stuffy

redsock said...

Anyone else think McInnis looks a lot like Will Clark?

L-girl said...

NESN! Finally!

I won't be game threading til later. Go Sox!

redsock said...

NESN: Me too!

redsock said...

Another standing O for Roberts!

redsock said...

Bases loaded - no outs - let 'er rip, Manny!!!

redsock said...

Shit. GIDP. 1-0.

redsock said...

Yook singled off the Wall. 2-0 after 1.

Wakefield
1: F7, 1-3, 4-3
2: 1B (Bonds), P9, (wild pitch), K, K

redsock said...

Sox in 2nd: Pena K, Mirabelli K, Lugo K.

2-0 after 2.

phrenile said...

Drew, Pedroia, and Ortiz get on base. Manny makes an rbi out. Youkilis gets an rbi single.

Drew, Pedroia, and Ortiz get on base. Manny makes an rbi out. Youkilis gets an rbi single.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

redsock said...

5 in the 3rd gives Boston a 7-2 lead. If you are not watching:

Drew walk.
Pedroia bunt single.
Ortiz RBI double.
Manny 4-3, RBI.
Youkilis RBI single.
Lowell RBI double.
Pena L7.
Mirabelli RBI single.
Lugo 6-3.

redsock said...

Tiz now has 27 doubles.

He had 29 last year.

L-girl said...

Here we go, Manny...

L-girl said...

Yes!

redsock said...

2-out doubles from Tiz and Manny = 8-3.

phrenile said...

More innings like the 5th, Wake.

redsock said...

Belly Being Belly.

L-girl said...

I'm glad to see Bonds hit one - as long as we win.

L-girl said...

Talk about hypocrites, people boo Bonds then they all try to get the HR ball.

redsock said...

Oh, I see, Jerry.

Drew is "extra cautious" going after a ball in the corner, turning a double into a triple, while Manny is dogging it/deciding not to hustle/off in his own world.

L-girl said...

Yes, that's correct. Si, seƱor.

redsock said...

I guess they'll pitch to Bonds here. Otherwise why bring in Lopez? Just let MDC BBI him.

redsock said...

Well, that was stupid, Bonds isn't going to swing at that crap (though ball 4 looked like a strike). Why burn Lopez?

L-girl said...

Again with GBA. Are they trying to be like the Yankees??

phrenile said...

To set up a Pineiro one-pitch doubleplay, apparently.

redsock said...

They could have done that with a BBI and saved Lopez for another LHB.

Pineiro!

Luckily, MLBTV doesn't give a damn about GBA and goes to commercial.

chief said...

My first thought: "Uh oh, Pineiro."

My second thought: "At least it's not Timlin."

My final thought: "Kick-ASS"

L-girl said...

Luckily, MLBTV doesn't give a damn about GBA and goes to commercial.

NESN keeps it on! Bah.

My first thought: "Uh oh, Pineiro."

My second thought: "At least it's not Timlin."


Mine too! :)

phrenile said...

One of these Mannies is not like the other.

chief said...

Manny!

Kick-ASS. Manny has 3 ribbies today.

redsock said...

MManny ... Beautiful.

L-girl said...

Yeah Manny!

phrenile said...

Guess he wasn't letting Feliz end the game with as many homers on the season.

L-girl said...

They oughta have a day for adults to run on the field. For all us kids who never got to do that when we were kids.

chief said...

Jo-EL has a clean 8th. Wow. Maybe DFAing Romera made him realize he's at risk.

redsock said...

I was thinking I have to rent a kid next Father's Day and head up to Boston with my glove.

Maybe there are kids with no fathers who could be paired up with us old guys with no kids?

chief said...

Saw a thread on Coco's revised batting stance on SOSH. He's apparently more upright and has closed his stance a bit. Seems to be a lot more effective over the past few games at least.

redsock said...

Crisp, since the slight adjustments to his stance, is something like 5-10.

chief said...

Maybe there are kids with no fathers who could be paired up with us old guys with no kids?

Now there's a charity idea.

L-girl said...

Rent-a-kid? Are there hourly rates?

You should bring Cody.

redsock said...

Why the fuck would you bunt with two on and no outs and up by four in the 8th? Jesus.

L-girl said...

"Now there's a charity idea."

Yeah but Allan doesn't want to be nice to them or anything. ahe just wants to use them to get on the field.

redsock said...

Tala would at least bring the ball back when I threw it.

redsock said...

he just wants to use them to get on the field.

Ess-sackly.

redsock said...

And Coco's bat is raised a little higher -- it was almost resting on his shoulder.

Good video stillis in that thread.

Promising results right off the bat.

chief said...

"Now there's a charity idea."

The charity is for the childless Red Sox fans, I suppose.

redsock said...

And a dumb move from Crisp. Why run? Just settle down and advance on hits and walks.

chief said...

Coco's Stance Thread, for those interested.

phrenile said...

Would that DP out have still been a DP?

L-girl said...

"The charity is for the childless Red Sox fans, I suppose."

Maybe we could just borrow a kid from a lazy parent. We'll give them bus fare home when we're done.

L-girl said...

"And a dumb move from Crisp. Why run?"

He looked twitchy.

L-girl said...

Alright! That was fun.

chief said...

Game. See everyone next time...

Go Mets!

redsock said...

Is there a worse name for a pitch than the "Oki Dokey"?

No, there is not.

...

W.

L-girl said...

Re Okey Dokey, I think that every time. Awful. Sounds like a kindergarten game.

It's right up there with Remy's "Santana infield" from last year.

L-girl said...

Another Sunday night spent cheering for the Mets. What's the world coming to.

(Although I'll be watching the Simpsons and Family Guy, and only tuning in for score updates.)

redsock said...

Why are the Yankees scoring 2 runs in every MF inning?

L-girl said...

Who cares. They're 9 games back.

redsock said...

Oh yeah. Right.

L-girl said...

It's my answer to everything.

"Hillary or Barack?"

"Who cares? They're 9 games back!"

"Vanilla or chocolate?

"Who cares? They're 9 games back!"

"What's for dinner?"

"Who cares? They're 9 games back!"

See? It works for everything!

redsock said...

So "Who cares? They're 9 games back!" is the new "9/11! 9/11!"?

chief said...

Make that 8.5, Mets struggled again.

Iain said...

Lopez didn't get the inning-ending DP - he walked Bonds. It was Pineiro who got the DP on one pitch.

[Anal-retentive comment over... ;-)]

L-girl said...

Make that 8.5, Mets struggled again.

It works with 8.5 too. :)

redsock said...

Iain: corrected.

Allen said...

As long as we're being anal-retentive, Pineiro threw 19 pitches over 1 2/3, the one pitch for the DP just happened to be the most important one.

Pokerwolf said...

Here's a lesson in how to ensure your team gets a HR.

Look at the Yankee fan directly behind Gomez. His arms are spread wide so he doesn't interfere with the ball.

L-girl said...

As long as we're being anal-retentive, Pineiro threw 19 pitches over 1 2/3, the one pitch for the DP just happened to be the most important one.

Big crew of editors out there today.

Granny said...

L-Girl and Redsock

They boo Barry but then they boo the pitchers who walk him.

Something strange about that picture.

Congratulations on your sweep. If we can't do it, I'm glad Boston can.