July 25, 2007

G101: Cleveland 1, Red Sox 0

This was as frustrating as last night's game was exciting.

Boston didn't get its first hit until infield singles by Crisp and Ortiz in the sixth inning and Varitek's single to right leading off the eighth was only the second ball the Red Sox had hit to the outfield to that point.

Only two Red Sox runners reached second base: Pedroia in the fourth (HBP and PB) and Crisp in the sixth (infield single to short and running on a grounder to third).

Crisp was thrown out at the plate on Ortiz's infield hit (which Barfield actually fielded in short right center) -- Coco slowed down on the way home and was a dead duck. In the eighth, Varitek was erased on a botched hit-and-run and Lugo was also caught stealing to end the inning.

Beckett (8-4-1-0-7, 114) was as strong as Carmona (8-4-0-2-6, 113), but Gutierrez's home run to left in the third was the difference.

***

Josh Beckett (3.41, 132 ERA+) / Fausto Carmona (3.52, 124 ERA+)

112 comments:

redsock said...

Papi and I are back!

1. Coco Crisp, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jason Varitek,, C
8. Eric Hinske, 1B
9. Alex Cora, SS

1. Grady Sizemore, CF
2. Casey Blake, 3B
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Travis Hafner, DH
5. Ryan Garko, 1B
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
7. Trot Nixon, RF
8. Franklin Gutierrez, LF
9. Josh Barfield, 2B

s1c said...

Fausto vs RH - .245 BA, vs LH - .290. Good reason to load the line up with all of your lefties!!!

ps. hope the wedding was good!

chris said...

oh good, youks back in the choke-spot.
gametime!

L-girl said...

ahhh... nice to be back. we watched last night's game in a cafe in western mass. we were the only serious fans there, but it was still fun.

great little trip and nice to be home.

L-girl said...

we did see part of lester's game, in a different bar.

L-girl said...

p.s. brak brak

s1c said...

Brak Brak - I assume the chicken dance made an appearance?

redsock said...

s1c: see the Ococ entry in the glossary.

s1c said...

grumble, grumble, I feel like I should be sent to my room with out supper. grumble, grumble :)

L-girl said...

hey, no one has to memorize the glossary. i just never stop saying brak brak. jere's finest hour.

Jere said...

My finest hour TO DATE!

Glad you're bcak.

I'm hoping you give town names for your Western Mass trip. If not, I'm gonna start askin'.

s1c said...

actually that was one that I skipped because, I had always assumed it was a take on Roman/Nomar. Still I should have done, wait my dgo ate the homework.


(wait you went to a New England wedding and the chicken dance did not appear?)

You went to a bar in Western Mass and were the only faithfuls? Give me the name and I'll send the teamsters to straighten those people out!

redsock said...

FAUSTO CARMONA IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!
FAUSTO CARMONA IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!
FAUSTO CARMONA IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!
FAUSTO CARMONA IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!
FAUSTO CARMONA IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!
FAUSTO CARMONA IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!
FAUSTO CARMONA IS THROWING A NO-HITTER!!!

9casey said...

I know you are not one for jinxes , curses and superstitions...

But 5-0 is hard to argue with when Team WMTC is in New England......


I was actually having withdrawals from posts when you were gone....

If things hit the skids all of a sudden you can come and stay here.......or maybe jere's :)

9casey said...

Someone's rusty

L-girl said...

OK, here we go.

They did do the chicken dance at the wedding. I saw it from afar, did not partake and did not know it was a New England tradition. Sorry. :)

Nephew lives in Northampton, we caught the last 5 innings of Lester's game in a bar there, lots of fans around.

The cafe where we watched Dice-K's duel w/ CC was not really a sports venue, there's just a little TV behind the bar. Our nephew who we were visiting is a musician, massage therapist, natural foods guy, but also a great sports fan - Eagles mostly, but Sox too. It was a rare opp'y for him to have other fans to watch a game with.

Other peeps in the place were hanging out off and on. They were all Sox "fans" - you know, they live in Mass, what else are they gonna be. But not fans.

Any other questions?

L-girl said...

My finest hour TO DATE!

She shoots, she scores. :)

Glad you're bcak.

Thakns? Htanks? Sumpin.

s1c said...

1 & 2 1 out and A-rod facing Meche!

Fausto is pitching a no hitter!

redsock said...

in VT we maybe got a score from the late night news but had to wait until the morning newspaper came out to see the box score.

redsock said...

If things hit the skids all of a sudden you can come and stay here.......or maybe jere's :)

They won the WS when we were in NYC, so maybe we should head back there ...

redsock said...

Hey Remy, here's my suggestion:

SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THE FUCKING STUPID RSN PREZ SHIT! SHUUUUUUUUT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK UP!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

dear remy:

please stop trying to turn our baseball experience into a theme park. stick to the game and cut the cutsey crap.

signed,
a new citizen

s1c said...

Actually, I think the Sox told Remy, you can push the Rem Report as long as you push the Red Sox nation. Just wait, in a few minutes something will be said about something at Remdawgs.

redsock said...

i swear that if the yankees offered remy a stronger server for his website and a salary of a nickel more than nesn pays him, he'd claim he was a lifelong yankee fan and gladly go whore for them.

L-girl said...

s1c, i've thought that too. it really turns me off.

tim said...

You know guys, usually a HIT helps in these types of situations!

why does carmona have to be pitching a no hitter?

L-girl said...

HITS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

L-girl, remember at the beginning of the season, it seemed like Remy wasn't pushing his site (I think we mentioned it on one of the game threads), then Luccino said something about Red Sox nation and etc. etc.. Now its Rem page this, red sox nation that.

Just drives me nuts.

L-girl said...

yup, i remember. i agree.

redsock said...

s1c, i agree with you. he was very quiet about his stuff, now it is as bad as it ever was.

how about HIT please...

redsock said...

ococ htiw eht tih.

L-girl said...

ococ! finally.

tim said...

booyeah, ococ.

s1c said...

the ♖ gets his dander up!

s1c said...

Crisp was safe!

redsock said...

not so smart, coco.

redsock said...

s1c: something is being posted as a little box. ???

s1c said...

that is a chess rook

Jere said...

I can see it and I didn't know what it was:)

Jere said...

Carmona's pitching a shutout and has yet to give up a homer to Manny. A long homer.

Jere said...

Dman it!

tim said...

One hell of a shutout indeed - he hasnt given up ANY HRs to bston yet!

tim said...

(I didn't actually Jhonny up that typo of Boston - it was a wholesome, legit typo)

redsock said...

i see nothing but a very tiny box.

...

car moaner should not be shutting us out on 2 inf hits.

redsock said...

it'll be rally time in the 8th with:

varibelli
hinske
einstein

L-girl said...

to jhonny up a typo - nice!

tim said...

car moaner

buwahaha - plow!

he has been a good pitcher for them though...another case of a rookie thwarting the sox bats.

s1c said...

Red Sox notes: Though the Red Sox haven't announced what Schilling will do after Thursday's start, he's all but certain to pitch again at the Minor League level.

"We know what we're going to do. We haven't announced it yet," Francona said. "I think, regardless of what I say, I think you have to use some common sense, that he needs to pitch.


If Schilling goes six innings in his 65-70 pitch start and they say start another one at Pawsox watch the fireworks.

Were you guys surprised that Piniero took the assignment?

redsock said...

Were you guys surprised that Piniero took the assignment?

He passed thru waivers, so no. A little surprised no one claimed him, though.

I see G38 has been yakking about 'roids again.

redsock said...

tek's hit the 2nd ball of any kind hit out of the infield for the sox tonight

s1c said...

Did you see the interview? I haven't but what i've read it seems he's saying, look if these people accused you and you didn't do it why aren't you suing their a**** off!

9casey said...

s1c said...

Were you guys surprised that Piniero took the assignment?

He pitched 3 inn. of no hit ball for the pawsox tonight....So we will see what happens..

9casey said...

Was Mike Lowell traded? why not hit him for Hinske or Cora

Jere said...

Woohoo, another ball hit in the air. We're making this guy look like what the Yankee organization sees Wang as.

Oh my lord, another missed sign involving Tek.

tim said...

Now that's dumb!

s1c said...

no lowell because fausto is killing righties .245BAA

redsock said...

most players don't sue for the stupid shit that gets said about them in the media.

and the "wipe their records out" is beyond childish.

Jere said...

Mike Lowell and Lugo needed the day off because the four month offseason plus built in days off plus the three day All-Star break that just happened aren't nearly enough.

redsock said...

i wish we were hitting .245 tonight.

tim said...

slugo in.

Jere said...

Tim, this may sound stupid, but I can't get behind calling him Slugo because that was former Yankee catcher Don Slaught's nickname.

redsock said...

Mike Lowell and Lugo needed the day off because the four month offseason plus built in days off plus the three day All-Star break that just happened aren't nearly enough.

Lowell went to the ASG, so there! Nyah!

Jere said...

Lugo: What do you mean being tagged well before reaching the bag means I'm out?!

tim said...

Why?

Jere said...

You got me. All those days off minus one then.

thatdietcokegirl said...

SONOVVABITCH!!!!

Jere said...

Why was it his nickname? I don't know, the SL-? He certainly didn't slug anything.

s1c said...

give me a break.

6/1 - Sox record 1 run games 8-3. (vs lefties 9-4).

A loss tonight would make them 15-15 in 1 runs. (vs lefties 15-14).

As for wiping out their records! Like I said I haven't seen the interview so not sure what to say.

L-girl said...

it does sound stupid.

thatdietcokegirl said...

ok that was supposed to be sonovabitch not sonawabitch. but ok. frustration level is high, that's all that was.

tim said...

Tim, this may sound stupid, but I can't get behind calling him Slugo because that was former Yankee catcher Don Slaught's nickname.

Eeeeee. Will refrain. it really should have been sLugo, but too lazy to do the capitalization earlier. However, in true unlaziness I've written this much filler rather than just hitting the shift button earlier. If that doesn't do it for you, how about I spell it true to it's pronunciation: sLügo?

redsock said...

curt said that because bonds and mcguire didn't sue the people who said bad things said about them, it is pretty much an admission of guilt.

tim said...

Why was it his nickname? I don't know, the SL-? He certainly didn't slug anything.

Was he a slug on the basepaths?

redsock said...

meaning curt is showing what an idiot he is -- yet again.

we'll see if he has to apologize yet again.

tim said...

Schill Article.

Maybe I'll invite him to rent a jeep with me and patrol the mexican border with shotguns, all the while singing Kumbayah.

L-girl said...

oh forget about don slaught 1 everyone else has. lugo when he's hitting is slugo whether jere likes it or not. pronounced slooogo.

Jere said...

sLugo with the Motley Crue over the U is acceptable.

tim said...

slooogo.

I like the ü - pronunciation is the same, but it has that lovely German flare to it - you don't see that nowadays.

redsock said...

Curt on HBO's "Costas Now":

"If someone wrote that stuff about me and I didn't sue their (butt) off, am I not admitting that there's some legitimacy to it?"

"this will be the steroids era forever"

"Jose Canseco admitted he cheated his entire career. Everything he ever did should be wiped clean. I think his MVP should go back and should go to the runner-up."

As for Palmeiro, Schilling said: "The year he tested positive, nothing he did that year should count, which I think would take away 3,000 hits for him."

s1c said...

Well he is an idiot that you only have to put up with for 2 more months.

Jere said...

L: I must get it from my dad--when I was 5, and Remy was the Sox' second baseman, he was called Scooter, so I wanted to be called Scooter. But my dad didn't allow it because of Rizzuto.

L-girl said...

schilling should stfu. if only.

tim said...

psftt get with the program, Allan! that news is like, sooooo 9:37:00 pm!

redsock said...

Well he is an idiot that you only have to put up with for 2 more months.

3.

Jere said...

I miss the days when Blogger kept track of seconds.

L-girl said...

but scooter will be forever associated w/ rizzuto. don't give silly don slaught such a lofty status.

tim said...

lets dü it!

ohhh man, now i've got a serious case of the ALT 0252s!

s1c said...

Three only if it goes to ws. otherwise 1/2 aug and sept.

redsock said...

IF???!!!?!!!??

9casey said...

L-girl said...
schilling should stfu. if only.


I agree...just because he clammed up in congress, and says so with costas, he said you don't want to say something about somebody "under oath" unless you know it to be 100% fact.....But i guess it is allright to say how you truly feel to Bob Costas....

redsock said...

horrible timing by orsillo.

down 0-1, 9th inning, and he's telling borowski's life story - in detail.

L-girl said...

THAT'S WHY IT'S THREE MONTHS

s1c said...

Hey I said two because I expect no less than ALCS, but tell me who and status of the pitchers before I guarantee the WS.

tim said...

Oy. S'go dPedskis.

Jere said...

I didn't know the ground was part of the strike zone.

tim said...

dPedskis got hosed, eh.

tim said...

It helps when the catcher brings it up a foot.

L-girl said...

we're not talking guarantees. but why not expext what we want.

come on papi...

s1c said...

9casey I don't know if you noticed but the border patrol is hiring. (on the sign behind home).

come on Papi.

tim said...

Mr. Drum banger up there (cleveland feed - mlbtv) looked pretty professional and serious about his job.

9casey said...

s1c said...
9casey I don't know if you noticed but the border patrol is hiring. (on the sign behind home


i don't get it......

redsock said...

I expect no less than ALCS, but tell me who and status of the pitchers before I guarantee the WS.

The same guys you have helping the Sox win the ALDS. :>)

L-girl said...

bah

redsock said...

I didn't know the ground was part of the strike zone.

It is when "Yankee Joe" West is in the crew.

tim said...

9casey I don't know if you noticed but the border patrol is hiring. (on the sign behind home).

Assuming that was directed at me (due to my schilling border comment a few minutes ago) - saw that, jokes.

tim said...

alright ladies and gents - time for me to be a socialite. (big difference between that and a socialist! ;-) )

see all yall tamorra

s1c said...

Superstition - don't say what you want unless you have control. Last time I looked I have no control over these guys, and 15-15 in 1 run games don't help.

Jere said...

Teahan up, 2 on, 2 out, KC down two in the seventh.

Jere said...

The great Mike Myers gets him. Come on, Royals. Two innings left.

Jere said...

Quickly it's a 5-run lead. We should've cleaned up on the Royals when we had them in our park. That was a terrible job by us.

L-girl said...

Superstition - don't say what you want unless you have control.

I'll put as much stock in that as I do all superstitions.

9casey said...

s1c said...
Superstition - don't say what you want unless you have control.


I don't get that either........