June 23, 2007

G73: Padres 6, Red Sox 1

Young was brilliant (7-1-0-2-11, 110), Wakefield much less so (5.1-8-6-4-3, 74).

The Red Sox were never in this game. Drew's single in the fifth inning was Boston's first hit. Eric Hinske's pinch-hit double in the eighth was the second. David Murphy scored the lone Boston run, tripling with two outs in the top of the ninth and scoring on Mike Lowell's double.

For the Pads, Khalil Greene hit two home runs and singled, Josh Bard doubled, homered and drove in three runs -- Bard and Greene going back-to-back in the sixth finished Wakefield's night -- and Mike Cameron singled, doubled and scored twice.

***

Tim Wakefield (4.18, 108 ERA+) / Chris Young (2.26, 177 ERA+)

Redsox.com:
Young was working on another gem on Saturday in his previous start, opening the game with three scoreless and hitless innings before plunking Derrek Lee with a pitch to start the fourth frame. On his way to first base, Lee took a swing at Young and the benches cleared. Both players were ejected. Up until that point, Young had walked two and struck out two.
The Red Sox pitching staff has allowed only one run over the last 28 innings and limited the opposition to 0, 1 or 2 runs in five of the last seven games.

64 comments:

redsock said...

Teams More Than 10 GB Watch:
Yankees 4, Giants 2, after 6.

redsock said...

Pedro Feliz hits a solo HR off Wang in the bottom of the 7th. NYY 4-3.

MFY pen (Myers) now at work with tying run at second and Roberts up.

redsock said...

Roberts walks. Bruney coming in to face Winn.

redsock said...

Winn lines the 1-0 pitch into CF! Single, run scores, 4-4.

redsock said...

Gotta luv that MFY pen!

redsock said...

Bruney walks Durham. Based loaded for Bonds!!

Will Torre BBI him?

That's happened 3 known times in the majors -- and Bonds was one of them.

redsock said...

Bonds chases high heat out of the zone for two swinging strikes, falling behind 1-2, but Bruney is wild with his next three and walks him. (Tried to get him to chase the high FB on ball 4. No dice.)

Forces in a run, Giants lead 5-4, bases still loaded as Villone comes in to face Klesko.

redsock said...

Showalter walked Bonds with the bases loaded a number of years ago when he was in Arizona. I think Nap Lajoie was BBI'd way back in the Deadball Era.

Gotta go find the list.

redsock said...

Wikipedia says it has happened five times:

Abner Dalrymple (1881)
Nap Lajoie (1901)
Mel Ott (1929)
Bill Nicholson (1944)
Barry Bonds (1998)

redsock said...

Villone gets ahead 0-1, then throws two balls.

Fox Guy (Thom Brennahan?): "Now this is hard to watch ... umm ... if you're Joe Torre."

Nice recovery, buddy. (cough)

...

Klesko fouls out to Slappy. On to the 8th.

redsock said...

Milk Dud singles with one out.

CI strikes out (has he forgotten how to win?), but Cabrera steals second and goes to third on Molina's throwing error. (Maybe his intangibles caused Molina to throw into CF.)

2 outs, Taschner in to face Abreu.

redsock said...

Abreu strikes out on 4 pitches.

redsock said...

Double switch means Jeter is out of the game. It'll be Slappy, Dumbo and Shemp in the 9th.

redsock said...

Slappy homers to dead center on a 2-1 pitch leading off the 9th. Damn.

redsock said...

Vizcaino and his 5.71 ERA in for the MFY to face the Giants in the bottom of the 9th. 5-5.

redsock said...

Giants go in order.

redsock said...

MFY 11 v Steve Kline:
Thompson singles, Abreu bunts into FC, Slappy doubles (2+3), Dumbo BBI (loaded). Shemp strikes out on 3 pitches. Cano grounds out 3-1.

5-5. Bottom of 11th coming up.

redsock said...

No one can fault Slappy's timing today. Game-tying HR in the 9th, double in the 11th.

Proctor in for the B11: Feliz grounds out 3U. Vizquel pops out to catcher. Schierholtz doubles to left center.

It's Dave Roberts's chance to be the hero/MFY killer once again ....

redsock said...

Roberts (ff) pops out to left. Rats.

5-5, end of 11. Almost 8 PM now. Let's say this game goes another 2 hours (!) and ends right before the Red Sox game at 10. Then the Sox take about 3 hours to win, wrapping things up as I leave work at 1 AM.

Perfect -- as long as no one brings me any work! :>)

redsock said...

Kline in for another inning/12th:

Cairo (ccb) 6-3.
Phillips (bfbcfb) BB.
Cabrera (Ft) P9.
[Fruitbat going out to pen to toss. Was wondering if he was off limits today.]
Thompson (ctbcttf) F8.

(F is foul bunt; f is normal foul)

redsock said...

MFY have used 6 relievers already. Maybe Mo is the last one left.

Proctor out for the 12th.

redsock said...

SF 12 aganst Proctor:

Winn 3U.
Durham (c) F8 in lcf.
Figueroa (PH for Kline) (bcb) 6-3.

NYY: 003 010 001 000 - 5 17 0
SFG: 001 001 300 000 - 5 9 1

redsock said...

Chulk in for the T13 for SF:
Abreu, Slappy and Dumbo.

redsock said...

NY 13 against Chulk:

Abreu (bbs) F9.
Slappy (bsc) 6-3.
Dumbo (bbb) BB.
Proctor (csb) K called.

Proctor out for B13.

phrenile said...

Yanks lose in the bottom of the 13th.

redsock said...

SF 13 against Proctor:

Klesko (fbb) singles to RF.
Molina (t) SAC 1-4, Klesko to second.
Feliz (fbs) F8.
Vizquel (bfbbf) singles to SS, Klesko to third.
Schierholtz singles to LF, Klesko scores! SF 6-5

Yankees lose!

redsock said...

phrenile said...
Yanks lose in the bottom of the 13th.


Oh sure, I post 30 times and you come along and give away the ending ...

:>)

"Who cares? They're 11 GB!"

redsock said...

Hope to be back at 10.

phrenile said...

What's great about the Proctor loss is he also ended the Yanks' at-bats at the top of the 13th with a strikeout, because Torre didn't have anyone else (besides Clemens on his throw day) to bring in after any pinch hit.

redsock said...

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, 1B
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Doug Mirabelli, C
8. Julio Lugo, SS
9. Tim Wakefield, P

1. Marcus Giles, 2B
2. Jose Cruz, Jr., RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Mike Cameron, CF
5. Josh Bard, C
6. Khalil Greene, SS
7. Terrmel Sledge, LF
8. Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B
9. Chris Young, P

redsock said...

What's great about the Proctor loss is he also ended the Yanks' at-bats at the top of the 13th with a strikeout, because Torre didn't have anyone else (besides Clemens on his throw day) to bring in after any pinch hit.

Looking at the box, I see only three non-pitcher subs. They must have had the backup catcher on the bench, but decided to stay with The Assman.

Was Fruitbat going to come in at any time? 14th? 15th? 21st?

phrenile said...

He threw 1 2/3 innings last night, so he wasn't coming out until such time as the mfys took the lead.

It was hilarious when Waldman came back to the booth after talking to TCM, who proclaimed that he wanted someone to fetch him his spikes so he could pitch if asked. She and Sterling both agreed that there was nothing surprising about that; that of course TCM would be willing to do such a thing. I guess he's a team player all of a sudden.

Unfortunately I had to follow the last inning and a half on my computer, so I didn't get to hear their crestfallen voices after SF's walkoff single.

redsock said...

ACK! Padres TV again.

Looks like Channel 4 in San Diego.

redsock said...

Nice late call for time, Ringo.

Young looks damn good, but Wakefield had a very nice first.

redsock said...

So we know Bard can hit the knuckleball.

redsock said...

CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!
CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!
CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!
CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!

phrenile said...

Only works for fans, I hear.

phrenile said...

On the plus side, Young's thrown 57 pitches through four innings. He probably won't last through the 9th inning.

redsock said...

I've personaly broken up many no-hitters this way. After the hit comes, then we say he's throwing a shutout. Then the runs come. Trust me.

redsock said...

See?

:>)

phrenile said...

Good job anyways, though.

redsock said...

CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!
CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!
CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!
CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!
CHRIS YOUNG IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!

phrenile said...

Seriously. I take it back.

phrenile said...

Too bad with two on and no one out, we've got three pitchers coming up to bat.

redsock said...

The SD stations just ran a graphic of Famous Red Sox Transactions.

There were 4:

Sold Ruth
Traded Bagwell for Andersen
Traded Moyer for Bragg
Traded Bard/Meredith for Mirabelli

It has to be a joke, right?

phrenile said...

We shat on Coco for months and eventually he stopped sucking altogether. Do you suppose it'll ever work for Julio Mendoza Lugo?

redsock said...

Come on, Tim. You can't possibly look as bad at the plate as Mirabelli does tonight.

Pokerwolf said...

It has to be a joke, right?

Remember which broadcast you're watching, Alan. ;)

phrenile said...

Too bad with two on and no one out, we've got three pitchers coming up to bat.
Doug Mirabelli strikes out swinging. One out.
Julio Lugo strikes out swinging. Two out.
Tim Wakefield strikes out swinging. Three out.

I hate being right.

redsock said...

Those 3 also struck out in their first ABs. Flo also has 2 K.

We've hit 7 fair balls in 5 innings.

redsock said...

Remember which broadcast you're watching, Alan.

I don't even know what channel I'm watching!!!

I think it's a local SD station, but it could be two public access guys who do games for the Padres' own network.

What I heard bleeding out of my little earphones on the table before I muted the sound completely sounded like they were whooping it up for every Young K.

redsock said...

Jeez, being down 3-0 in this game is like 15-0.

redsock said...

Young showing some fatigue perhaps. 8-pitch K to Coco. 3-0 to DP before an F9. 7-pitch BB to Flo. 3-0 to Manny before a 3-2 F9.

He's at 102 pitches, but would be up 7th this inning.

PC: 17-12-12 16-19-26

MikeT9485 said...

Got it right. Damn!

redsock said...

This is bullshit, man.

redsock said...

Wake out; White Flag in.

Sarah Gates said...

And now we're down 6 with Timlin in to give them some unneeded insurance. I should have gone to bed.

phrenile said...

Remember that early part of the season when Tim led the league in ERA and Doug was hitting over .300?

Sarah Gates said...

Too little, too late, but a lovely triple from Murphy.

jeff said...

if you think CYoung was tough, just wait for Peavy. Good pitching always beats good hitting. Good luck. You're gonna need it.

redsock said...

Good pitching always beats good hitting.

Except when it doesn't -- which has happened approximately 19,378,481 times since baseball was invented.

L-girl said...

Good pitching always beats good hitting. Good luck. You're gonna need it.

Good luck contributing something worthwhile to a blog one day. You're gonna need it.

Moron.

Zenslinger said...

I was at the Giants-Yanks game. We snuck down to the seats on the 1B line during the 12th. We when sat down, there was Roger, not thirty feet away, throwing. Of course, nothing but "Shouldn't he be home with his family?" from the fans.

Couldn't believe it when Proctor batted.

I had very little hope for the Giants; it was a great win. Maybe when Barry moves on I'll be able to root for them a bit more enthusiastically.

Andy said...

About 30 Sox Nationals got the boot from this game. The SD fans and security are so not used to real fans. The SD guy threw the first punch in the fight that I witnessed. He was dancing around screaming in the walkway and when the Sox guy who got kicked for being loud came out the Padre Ass sucker punched him. The cops got into it and the Padre left in bracelets. I did call the guy a F*G on his way out. I say this only to include my contribution to the whole thing not to piss any people off on here. One thing though that was fucking awesome was how the whole downtown area where the Padres park is was all Redsox fans. The wife and I sat out on the patio of a pub called the "Padres Pub" with about 30 other uniformed Redsox nationals. Also, we bumped into Coco in the Adidas store with his family. We left him alone. I gave a nod and a whats up.