June 22, 2007

G72: Red Sox 2, Padres 1

Matsuzaka overcame a very rough beginning -- he walked the first three Padres and threw a wild pitch -- but rebounded to pitch six respectable innings (6-5-1-5-9, 127).

San Diego got a run in the first on Michael Barrett's bases-loaded single, but that was all the offense they could muster. After the first inning, the Padres got only three runners as far as second base. Besides Dice's nine strikeouts, Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon each whiffed two in their one-inning stints.

The Red Sox bunched four of their eight hits in the fourth inning. Dustin Pedroia opened the frame with a single and after David Ortiz flied out, Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis and Jason Varitek hit safely, giving Boston a 2-1 lead off Maddux (6-7-2-2-2, 91). (box)


Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.18, 108 ERA+) / Greg Maddux (3.90, 103 ERA+)

Dice in June (1.80 ERA):
            SCR IP  H ER BB  K  BF  PIT
0605 @OAK 0-2 7 7 2 2 8 29 130
0610 @ARI 1-5 6 4 2 4 9 27 120
0616 SFG 1-0 7 3 0 3 8 28 112
20 14 4 9 25 84 362

Opponents: .189/.286/.284
The Red Sox have scored a grand total of two runs in his starts this month.


allan said...

Paul SF over at the always-entertaining Yanksfan vs. Soxfan looks at the Red Sox's recent slump (such as it was) and puts it into historical context.

Check it out if you are not afraid of numbers!

allan said...

Edes says outfielder David Murphy had been called up (taking G38's roster spot) and is available in SD and Kason Gabbard will start on Tuesday.

laura k said...

I hate west coast games.

allan said...

I like them.

allan said...

Time to fill out your scorecards:

Coco Crisp, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, 1B
Manny Ramirez, LF
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Wily Mo Pena, RF
Julio Lugo, SS
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P

Marcus Giles, 2B
Jose Cruz, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Mike Cameron, CF
Michael Barrett, C
Khalil Greene, SS
Russell Branyan, LF
Kevin Kouzamanoff, 3B
Greg Maddux, P

Posted By dshaughnessy:
"The Sox are wearing their 1980s retro jerseys tonight and the Padres have scheduled an '80s theme concert after the game. Theo Epstein complimented me on my 1980s hairstyle and thanked me for going along with the theme of the night."

9casey said...

Lowell's injury must be worse than they thought?

I heard strange rumors it might be something different than his thumb.

allan said...

It's also a good time to rest him.

Without the DH, one of Lowell, Tiz or Yook has to sit. So why not give him time to really heal?

allan said...

Red Sox wearing 1984-style uniforms -- no names on the back!!!!

After the first pitch, the SD TV guys say they have never heard so loud a crowd -- even for playoff games. Lots of Sox fans.

Crowd cheering Coco's SB like it's Fenway.

allan said...


Not a good start, Dice.

Outs pls.

allan said...

P4. Let's get the DP and keep the no-no intact. :>)

allan said...

Okay. Let's get the DP and keep the one-hitter intact. :>)

Ron said...

Another out, only 25 to go.

allan said...

Down 0-1. I'll take it.

allan said...

wow, flithy slider to end the inning: K, F8, K.

9casey said...

The pads don't have a 300 hitter on their team, and only one guy is close.

But they can pitch....

allan said...

I hope Beckett-Peavy lives up to its billing.

allan said...

Dice at 81 pitches thru 4: 32-13-27-9.

Be nice if he could get two quick innings and go 6.

allan said...

20 pitches brings him to 101 thru 5.

Sarah Haendler said...

I'm enjoying the asthetic of 80s night. And while I usually don't much care for west coast games, when I'm on a show schedule, I think they're pretty darn cool! Got down from the spot perch around 10:30, subway home and I actually get to watch a game! (Without stealing a peek at the sling feed on my phone which is taped to my script!)

allan said...

i'll watch tiz and manny -- then can they have a 20 minute delay while i drive home from work?

Sarah Haendler said...

Hmmm... I'll see if I can work some long distance weather magic for a freak rainstorm, but I'm not promising anything!

Sarah Haendler said...

Way to K, Dice!

Joe Grav said...


allan said...

Got home as Lopez was beginning the 7th.

Bit of a gift on that 2-0 pitch to Gonzalez.

JeffM said...

My RSS feed promised me a post about Sexy Lips as a porn star... Where did it go?! :)

allan said...

Up now.