June 24, 2007

G74: Red Sox 4, Padres 2

It was a good one -- as Beckett (8-6-2-1-8, 116) bested Peavy (5-9-3-1-3, 111). The Red Sox got three in the third (RBI singles from David Ortiz and Mike Lowell and a sac fly from Manny Ramirez) and Varitek blasted a 3-0 pitch for a home run in the eighth.

The Giants beat the Yankees and the Blue Jays shutout the Rockies, so Toronto is 11 GB in second place and New York drops to third, 11.5 GB.

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Josh Beckett (3.14, 143 ERA+) / Jake Peavy (1.98, 202 ERA+)

This should be a good one.

Beckett moves up a day in the rotation, though he'll still be working on four days rest. He has a 1.59 ERA on the road this season.

Beckett's ERA is 8th best in the AL. Peavy leads the NL -- and is second only to Dan Haren (1.78) in all of MLB.

Mike Lowell is 4-for-8 against Peavy with two homers and three RBIs.

128 comments:

redsock said...

Tito confirms that Kason Gabbard will start Tuesday and says he might get 2 or 3 starts.

Crisp 8
Cora 4
Ortiz 3
Manny 7
Drew 9
Lowell 5
Varitek 2
Lugo 6
Beckett 1

Lugo is 0 for his last 23, but is also 2-3 againist Peavy.

redsock said...

Toronto's Dustin McGowan pitched 8 no-hit innings against the Rockies at Skydome, but gave up a single to start the 9th.

phrenile said...

I'd rather rest Lowell's thumb than sit Youk two days in a row.

L-girl said...

The Jays have had so !any of those! Dave Steib alone had 4 or maybe 5?

NESN today, thank somebody. Enjoy the game, everyone. I want to concentrate without the chat.

L-girl said...

Uh, that's supposed to say many, not !any. Damn tiny keyboard...

phrenile said...

Is the strikezone really wide or is Gameday off?

phrenile said...

Peavy and Beckett are each at 12 pitches after 1.

phrenile said...

Lets see whether 2/3-against-Peavy Lugo can sack up here.

phrenile said...

How long until Lugo's average drops below Beckett's?

redsock said...

swamped at work, so will just be checking gameday every so often.

phrenile said...

Sox take a 1-0 lead on three straight singles with one out. Peavy's up to 62 pitches.

phrenile said...

Manny sac flies and Drew hits another single. Finally a coaching visit to the mound.

redsock said...

Cool -- but I thought "Good pitching always beats ....."

Maybe I'll keep this open for news. Computer will run faster without Gameday.

Gimme updates!

phrenile said...

Singles and runs keep coming. This is fun.

Zenslinger said...

Varitek nearly blows it open there.

Some poor defense but we'll take our runs where we can get them vs. Peavy.

Sleepy bat syndrome for the Yanks again? Giants up 2-0 vs. Mussina; 2 on, 2 out in the 3rd.

redsock said...

Score?

phrenile said...

Tek ends it with a fly to deep left.

phrenile said...

3-0 good guys.

Blum (who's got a lower avg than Peavy) singles. Peavy bunts him to second. 1 out.

phrenile said...

Cruz sac flies Blum to third but Barret grounds out to Lugo. Still 3-0.

Also SF is still up 2-0.

phrenile said...

Lugo grounds out but Beckett singles. Beckett's avg (.222) is now above Lugo's (.194).

Crisp flies out to RF. 2 outs.

phrenile said...

Cora walks but Papi flies out to end the inning. Still 3-0.

phrenile said...

Gonzalez strikes out swinging and Cameron strikes out looking. 2 out.

phrenile said...

Greene doubles to left but Branyan flies out to end it. Still 3-0.

Zenslinger said...

First and third, one out for the Yanks. Lowry (P) lays down a bunt -- run scores, everyone safe, 3-0 Giants.

I can feel the frustration from here of all the Yankee fans who were in the corner bar earlier then went down to the park for the game.

phrenile said...

And SF up 3-0 over MFYs with men on first and third with two outs.

phrenile said...

Schierholtz's run came after singling, stealing second, and advancing to third on Nieve's passed ball. Winn would also steal a base, but Vizquel ends it. 3-0 SF after four innings.

phrenile said...

Nieves is a really shitty backup catcher.

Meanwhile Ramirez and Drew keep the singles coming.

phrenile said...

Lowell pops out in foul territory. Tek up with men on first and second with one out.

phrenile said...

Tek watches five pitches and strikes out. Lugo will too.

phrenile said...

Nope, he grounds out on the third pitch. 3-0 after 4.5.

phrenile said...

Nieves grounds into a DP. 3-0 SF after 4.5 too.

phrenile said...

Kouzmanoff walks on four pitches.

phrenile said...

Blum hits another single, raising his average above Lugo's. Two on with none out.

redsock said...

Nieves is a really shitty backup catcher

Yeah, but glass houses and all that ...

phrenile said...

Baseball players still have bizarre names. Terrmel Sledge pinch hits for Peavy (111 pitches).

And doubles. 3-2 with none out.

phrenile said...

Even Dougie's hitting above .111 though. (Too lazy to dig up meaningful hitting stats.)

phrenile said...

Moose is out after 5. Chris Basak gets his first ML at bat.

phrenile said...

And lines out.

Sledge advances to third on a grounder to Ortiz. 1 out.

phrenile said...

Barrett grounds out to Lugo. 2 out with Sledge still on third.

phrenile said...

Gonz strikes out swinging. 3-2 after 5. Beckett's at 79 pitches and coming up to bat.

phrenile said...

Meanwhile A-rod's up with the bases loaded and 1 out in SF.

phrenile said...

Royce Ring in to pitch.

Beckett grounds out to him. 1 out.

phrenile said...

Crisp grounds out to second. 2 out.

phrenile said...

Cora singles to center. 'Tiz up.

phrenile said...

And Ks swinging. 3-2 after 5.5.

phrenile said...

A-rod's still fouling off pitches in SF. (10 pitch at bat so far.)

Cameron grounds out to Lowell. 1 out.

L-girl said...

I see Papi learned nothing from his ejection - still whining.

L-girl said...

And tossing shit.

phrenile said...

A-rod grounds into a force out at third. 3-1 SF with two out.

phrenile said...

Greene and Branyan fly out to Coco. 3-2 after 6.

Matsui grounds out. 3-1 SF after 5.5.

phrenile said...

Manny walks on 8 pitches.

phrenile said...

Lowell DP. 3-2 after 6.5.

redsock said...

taking a break -- i see i have the san diego feed again. all 3 games.

same thing happened in arizona -- the fri/sat/sun games were the snakes feed. some local station, not the faux affiliate

weird. is it a west coast thing? be good to get back to the tee-vee tomorrow.

L-girl said...

We'd better get NESN this week or you'll be very unhappy.

L-girl said...

MANNY!! Our gold glover out there. (Plus a nice big outfield.)

phrenile said...

Beckett starts the 7th. Kouzmanoff flies out at the LF track.

Vizquel strands men at second and third. Still 3-1 SF after 6.

redsock said...

nice track on that manny.

phrenile said...

Kouz's would've been out in most parks.

Blum flies out to CF. 2 out.

phrenile said...

HBP with Beckett's 101st pitch.

redsock said...

Kouz hit it 356 feet. Manny caught it one step in front of the 357 sign.

redsock said...

K to end the 7th. 105 PC.

Beautiful work, Josh.

redsock said...

Good to get out of that himself.

Beckett's up 3rd in the 8th and now we can go to Jeemer to start the B8.

redsock said...

If everything stays the same, the Jays will hop over the Chokers into 2nd place.

L-girl said...

Tek!!!

phrenile said...

Tek adds some insurance. 4-2.

redsock said...

FUCKIN' A!!

Tek HR on a 3-0 pitch.

L-girl said...

Beckett will hit this inning, it seems.

L-girl said...

Is there time for him to hit for the cycle? He's already got the triple.

L-girl said...

Look!!! Lugo's on base!!

phrenile said...

Damon steals 2nd and advances to 3rd on a shitty throw, but Fieval and the toad strand him. Still 3-0 SF after 6.5.

redsock said...

WTF? Beckett is batting?

phrenile said...

Looks like Beckett's sticking around for another inning.

redsock said...

TCM is pitching for the MFY.

redsock said...

TCM v. Bonds now.

L-girl said...

No one believes me.

redsock said...

Walked him.

phrenile said...

And walks him. Yesterday wasn't his throw day after all?

redsock said...

FTR, I disagree with having Beckett hit there.

phrenile said...

l-girl: it's just too inexplicable.

L-girl said...

Too true.

phrenile said...

Schierholtz sac flies. 4-1 SF.

phrenile said...

(After Klesko's single put Bonds at third.)

Feliz flies out. 4-1 SF after 7.

TCM's era is up to 5.09.

L-girl said...

If/when everything stays the same, what are the standings?

redsock said...

BOS 48-26 ---
TOR 37-37 11
MFY 36-37 11.5

redsock said...

Was away -- now see Flo looked at 3 strikes. I assume he pissed and moaned.

L-girl said...

Oo baby, that is sweet.

Watch the Jays fans start crowing that they're in 2nd place! Ha.

L-girl said...

Time for The Snuffer.

L-girl said...

"I assume he pissed and moaned."

I missed the AB.

Bartman said...

Gotta love the fat guy in there raising his ERA.

phrenile said...

SF keeps padding. 5-1 SF.

phrenile said...

Durham doubles. Now 7-1 SF with Bonds up.

redsock said...

Bot's all, folks!

L-girl said...

Got to love The Snuffer!!

Great game, I really enjoyed it. Good thing, too, since it's my only game in a week. ($%&?! west coast games.)

L-girl said...

"Bot's all, folks!"

Good name for a blog. :)

redsock said...

Will our "good luck" friend "jeff" stop by?

phrenile said...

SoSH thread says Papi was bitching again.

Good guys win. Now to watch the lesser of the shitties win in SF.

redsock said...

You remember jeff, right?

In last night's thread:

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.
Sun Jun 24, 03:52:00 AM


Pfffft.

redsock said...

Today, good pitching beat shitty hitting.

phrenile said...

Love him or hate him, everyone's happy when Bonds gets HBP against the MFYs.

Villone digs them out, though.

L-girl said...

Hey Jeff, I guess your man Peavey never met up with a bus driver before.

phrenile said...

Jeff probably knows something about singles night.

phrenile said...

Jorge strikes out to end it in SF 7-2.

redsock said...

CI also made his 12th error of the season. (Lugo has 9.)

phrenile said...

Tavarez may not be a porn star, but he'll still ask a man's wife to tug on his balls.

redsock said...

Episode 29 - Trapped
First Aired: April 14, 1956

RALPH (looking at Bibbo): That'll be the day when a bum like you can take care of me. I suppose this is the first time you ever ran into a bus driver, isn't it? ... Alright. I'm going to take you guys downstairs.

(Some of the script is here. Warning: the site has sound.)

redsock said...

Tavarez may not be a porn star, but he'll still ask a man's wife to tug on his balls.

"Tavarez also programmed his phone number in their cell phone and promised them tickets for the next home game. They were psyched!"

!!!!!

Wait. The Red Sox's next game in San Diego? That could be awhile. ... Or could it (World Series)?

Or were they from Boston?

phrenile said...

I assume Boston, but you'd have to ask Jere's cousin.

phrenile said...

Lugo hasn't gotten a hit in his last 26 ABs.

L-girl said...

Nice find, A! We should check it against the DVD for accuracy.

Bibbo! Who knew those guys had names.

L-girl said...

PS: I was right, it was "ran into"! Today I wrote "met up with" but I've been saying ran into all along.

Zenslinger said...

How's about Beuhrle to the Red Sox?

phrenile said...

So Beckett's the first 11-game winner this year. But just think: if the Sox had forfeited every one of his decisions, we'd still be tied for first place and half a game up on the yanks.

Bartman said...

Remind me why Orlando Cabrera got away...

redsock said...

Remind me why Orlando Cabrera got away...

He simply cannot hit -- career 87 OPS+.

Hmmmmmm ....

I see that Lugo's career OPS+ is 88. ... And it's 44 this year.

phrenile said...

Anyone know whether Lowrie could field (if he'd been called up)?

L-girl said...

Remind me why Orlando Cabrera got away...

He can't hit a lick.

No one could have predicted Lugo would stop hitting.

9casey said...

When Lugo's head is not in his ass...Cabrera and Lugo are basically the same player...But I would say Cabrera plays a better short...

9casey said...

You have to think ,even though they have him signed , if this continues there is no way we head into August with him as the shortstop....

9casey said...

L-girl said...
No one could have predicted Lugo would stop hitting.


Sean did, where has he gone he was good for a laugh or 2..

L-girl said...

Sean did, where has he gone he was good for a laugh or 2..

That's one way to put it.

I think he got tired of being held accountable for his typing.

So who can we get at SS?

redsock said...

Lugo:

Trade? Lugo is in the first year of a four-year deal at $9 per. No one is going to take a guy hitting .190 with that contract. I don't think he's going anywhere.

Bench? Not likely. Maybe Einstein will get some more time.

He has sucked so bad that there is very little chance of Tito quickly zipping him back up to the top of the order if he went on a six-game streak. So that's good.

The Sox will likely ride it out. He's not doing us much good, but at #9 he'll get the fewest PA of anyone. Plus he's not killing us standings-wise, either.

redsock said...

No one could have predicted Lugo would stop hitting.

Can anyone else hear this in Condoleezza Rice's voice?

Zenslinger said...

It's true that there was not really any way to predict Lugo wouldn't hit. I think he'll come out of it, but in the meantime it is indeed painful. Not sure if it's right, but the broadcast today pegged him as having the worst average in the ML among "qualifying players".

Cabrera's hitting .334/.452/.823 as of today. Career OPS of .727 isn't terrible or anything. Of course there wouldn't have been any way to predict he'd be hitting well in the third year after the Sox decided he wasn't good enough for the long term, but still.

The Chicago Tribune sounds very serious about Beurhle to the Sox. Lester and others for him -- would you do it? I would -- he's 28. Not too far off in terms of age and what we could possibly lock him up at for three or four years than Beckett.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Lugo:

The Sox will likely ride it out. He's not doing us much good, but at #9 he'll get the fewest PA of anyone. Plus he's not killing us standings-wise, either.


I don't think they can I don't care if he doesn't get another hit the rest of the season, do you want the ball hit to him......EVER!!!!!!!!!

9casey said...

I read that article about getting Buerhle. I will not be happy if they trade Ellsbury.....

I'm not quite sure but I don't think there are too many suits concerned about my happiness.......and that is sad...

9casey said...

I would say there is no way they trade Lester......I would send them Gabbard and Hansen and or Delcarmen

phrenile said...

"Clemens ended the longest stretch between regular-season relief appearances in major league history at 22 years, 341 days, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Steve Carlton went 15 years, 343 days between relief appearances in 1971 and 1987."

And what a shitty relief appearance it was.

Andy said...

Tavarez may not be a porn star, but he'll still ask a man's wife to tug on his balls.

I was there for that. I was at all 3 games in SD. I saw that from the side and wondered WTF was going on there. He was playing with people all day that time. He would throw to the SD girl and every time act like he was gonna throw the ball into the crowd but he wouldn't. he even said she was prettier then the people in front.

My personal accomplishment was when he walked away from the fence where he acosted that guys wife was I caught his eye and gave him the supportive point and nod and he pointed back and nodded. He was playing to the crowd all three games during BP. I fell in love with him. He is how I would be if I were a Pro. And he signed autographs for maybe 30 minutes today. A real class act.