July 26, 2007

G102: Red Sox 14, Cleveland 9

The bats come alive!
Boston:    011 250 320 - 14 17 1
Cleveland: 001 040 400 - 9 6 1


Manny: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 RS
Wily Mo: 4-for-5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 RS
Lowell: 3-for-5, 2 RBI
Varitek: 2-for-5, 2 RBI
Crisp: 2-for-5, 2 RS, RBI
Ortiz: 1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 RS
Manny's first home run to dead center was measured at 481 feet -- the third-longest home run in the 13-year history of Jacobs Field.

Schilling in AAA: 5-2-0-0-8, 66 pitches, 44 strikes, retired the first 14 batters.

The Royals beat the Yankees 7-0, so Boston's East lead is back up to 7.5.

***

Kason Gabbard (2.97, 152 ERA+) / Cliff Lee (5.95, 73 ERA+)

Continuing the Ramones theme: one night after "Carmona Not Glue" we have "Gabbard Gabbard Hey". 1, 2, 3, 4 ...

Gabbard is the third pitcher in Red Sox history to win his first five home starts, joining George Winter (1901) and Boo Ferriss (1945). In July, Gabbard is 3-0 with a 1.92 ERA, with 11 hits allowed in his past 28 innings.

RedSox.com:
Lee was hit hard again on Saturday in Texas, giving up seven runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings to lose his third consecutive start. In going 0-3 since July 6, he has allowed 19 earned runs in his past 16 innings (10.69 ERA). Lee already lost to Boston once this year, allowing three runs on six hits in five innings of a 5-3 defeat on May 28 at Fenway Park.

96 comments:

9casey said...

Rumor has it the yankees are shopping Damon.

I heard from a friend That has a friend who is friends with Bronson Arroyo.......Damon and Bronson, I guess are still good friends, That Damon said the clubhouse was a complete nightmare in New York.....

Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another you been messin around
They say you got a boy friend
Youre out late every weekend
Theyre talkin about you and its bringin me down


I guess I just could have said that

redsock said...

Odd. The media told me the MFY "stole" Damon from the Sox and we would rue the day he left for many many years. Could the media have been wrong?

redsock said...

The Yanks signed him for 4 years. I want them to play him for 4 years!!!

Zenslinger said...

It doesn't surprise me to hear that about the Yankee clubhouse, although who knows. Maybe they like it nice and dry. It's hard to imagine having that kind of overprofessional behavior surrounding what supposed to be a game, no matter how much business and money surround it. But what the hell do we know? Maybe they're having a grand old time in there.

I think Damon will recover some next year, especially if he has the chance to do so for someone else with the Yanks paying half his salary. But it's a little scary to think that we wanted to pay him $40m for...yep, four years.

redsock said...

Don't we have a no REO policy here?

redsock said...

Stuff from ABenjamin:

"It's raining here in Cleveland, in case you were interested. The tarp is on the field right now. ...

"Kason Gabbard spent most of the hour and a half that the media was in the clubhouse sleeping ... two padded desk-type chairs pulled together in front of his corner locker."

Curt Schilling makes his second rehab start today in Toledo. He will make a third rehab start on July 31 at Columbus before rejoining the Sox.

Lugo, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Youkilis, 1B
Lowell, 3B
Varitek, C
Crisp, CF
Pena, RF

Sizemore, CF
Blake, 3B
Martinez, C
Hafner, DH
Garko, 1B
Peralta, SS
Michaels, LF
Gutierrez, RF
Barfield, 2B

9casey said...

redsock said...
Don't we have a no REO policy here?

Are you telling me when you reading that , you weren't actually singing it......


Why isn't Crisp leading off..........

redsock said...

I was singing it ... thus leading to the newest rule:

No REO!

(And no anything-even-faintly-resembling-REO!)

redsock said...

Start time about 7:35 sayeth the Glob.

redsock said...

Tiz grounds out 4-3 and just about walks down the line to first. Will the Gotta Always Hustle Brigade bust a blood vessel on that one?

If Manny did that, we'd still be hearing about it in 2013.

tim said...

Kason's on pace to pitch 27 pitches this game if he keeps this up!

redsock said...

MManny!

L-girl said...

Being!

tim said...

plow.

redsock said...

plow?

tim said...

I dunno, it's my versatile onomatopoeia for everything awesome now. And when he crushed that one, it was a "plow!" (yeah, I'm whacked)

tim said...

WMP shows how this whole baserunning thing is new to him.

L-girl said...

B2B hits from WMP and Slugo?? This pitcher must suck, eh?

redsock said...

Curt for PAW:

5-2-0-0-8, 66 pit/44 strikes
retired first 14 batters

redsock said...

wolp.

s1c said...

66 pitches 8 K's for Schilling in Toledo! Should be an interesting week as Schilling and Francona fight about his re-hab.

I hate Guiterrez!

L-girl said...

I hate McDonald's commercials.

redsock said...

clog those basepaths!!!

tim said...

Beautiful. Bring em all home, tek.

Anyone else find it weird that I was accidentally sent a fax today which was addressed to a company called "Varitech Inc"? It was a 2000$ + bill for "financial services"

'Atta Boy J-V!

redsock said...

Mild Remy MUMS:

Hale holds Manny at third on Lowell's hit and Remy is mildly surprised that Manny saw him and stopped.

(Because Manny is the only player in history to have ever run through a 3B coach's stop sign.)

s1c said...

need the 2 out hit to blow this game open.

What happened to the old rule about swinging after an out?

redsock said...

lee walked 2 to start the inning and after two singles, coco and wmp both hack at -- and make an out on -- on the first pitch.

Joe Grav said...

Arrrrrrrggh... julio was sooo close to giving us breathing space

s1c said...

D-ped!!

redsock said...

KG's PC: 12-7-18 12 = 49

9casey said...

s1c said...
D-ped!!

Thu Jul 26, 08:42:00 PM


Is gameday that slow I just found out he singled

L-girl said...

Dusty with the hit!

L-girl said...

Maybe s1c was talking about DP's great play. But that shit is way slow.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
But that shit is way slow.


Word

s1c said...

9 - my D-ped was for the sliding in the outfield grass to take the hit away.

9casey said...

Igawa has 40 pitches , not even after 2.

What is it a Japanese thing?

redsock said...

remy says there are things about this moronic rsn prez thing that he can't talk about.

i find that hard to believe.

muzzle the dawg!

L-girl said...

Memo to Jerry Remy:

SHUT UP about the nation. Please. Shut. Up.

I know I said the same thing last night, but come on.

s1c said...

Actually I don't find gameday that slow as the pitches come up about 10 secs after nesn! Unless 10 secs is like intolerable?

9casey said...

s1c said...
Actually I don't find gameday that slow as the pitches come up about 10 secs after nesn! Unless 10 secs is like intolerable?

Is your nesn dish or cable?

redsock said...

dr. singles!!!

L-girl said...

Bye bye Flee!

I guess Flee is fleeing.

s1c said...

Hard to imagine that coming into tonight that Lee had a 2.25 ERA at Jacobs field against the Sox in three starts.

That is an ERA that will climb.

9casey said...

Lowell, has to be on the short list for mvp....at least for this team.

L-girl said...

I don't use Gameday much. The few times I have, it's been as much as 2 batters behind. Super slow.

s1c said...

everything is cable, phone, internet etc (digital).

redsock said...

KC 4-0 on No Dice and the MFY.

Joe Grav said...

8

L-girl said...

"everything is cable, phone, internet etc (digital)."

us too

s1c said...

L-girl said...

I don't use Gameday much. The few times I have, it's been as much as 2 batters behind. Super slow.

Wow that is slow, I don't usually use it either since my laptop doesn't have the necessary flash/support/is older than the hills but does what I need for work, but Butterfly is at a dress fitting so am using her laptop and thought I would follow gameday etc.

WMP has how many hits???

redsock said...

i say don will tell us "it was a x-minute wait for gabbard"

-- anyone wanna take that bet?

L-girl said...

Two!! Yes, you read that right.

redsock said...

HIS FIRST WORDS!

23 minute wait.

HAHAHAH

L-girl said...

No one in their right mind would have bet against you.

s1c said...

Ok, this crap needs to stop right now!

redsock said...

fuck the heck?!?!?

redsock said...

Enter Sexy Lips.

s1c said...

and all the runs score after two freaking outs. by far gabbards worst outing. Come on Sexy lips.

Joe Grav said...

Just when I thought I could go to bed early.

Red Sox motto should be "It's never easy"

redsock said...

it's a 4-run lead for fuck's sake. calm down.

L-girl said...

ok, our feed from EI just disappeared... now it's back. i wonder what pearls we missed from tina.

not really.

redsock said...

calm down

and sweet dreams!

L-girl said...

"it's a 4-run lead for fuck's sake. calm down."

what he said

redsock said...

Lips with a strong 6th: K, 6-3, K.

s1c said...

Actually I thought he was calmed down!

redsock said...

WMP!

L-girl said...

WMP!!! Super genius all the way.

redsock said...

WMP clearly heard about the Brady Clark signing.

s1c said...

Sometimes I swear other teams don't want their ace throwing against the Yankees. Example - Sox have faced Halladay 4 times this year but Yankees 1.

Santana- Sox 2, Yankees 1

Looking ahead, it looks like Yankees will miss Sabathia when they visit the Indians.

WMP has how many hits?

9casey said...

WMP 3-4 4rbi's .Trade him now , right now.....

redsock said...

- Sox have faced Halladay 4 times this year but Yankees 1.
Santana- Sox 2, Yankees 1


And NY still sucks!

How many games has each team played against the Jays when Halliday was not on the DL?

Joe Grav said...

aaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh

L-girl said...

lips not very sexy tonight

s1c said...

okie and bot- what more do you want?

L-girl said...

"WMP has how many hits?"

Do not adjust your sets!

redsock said...

lips doesn't throw the ball to first -- he intentionally spikes it so it gets to yook on a hop. jeez.

redsock said...

WMP needs a triple for the cycle!

s1c said...

yankees 8 - Sox 12

s1c said...

being!

L-girl said...

MBM baby!!!

redsock said...

I heart MANNY!!!

Joe Grav said...

what a crazy ass game

L-girl said...

Manny wants to work for NESN?! That would rock.

redsock said...

after the last two games, i'm glad the deadball era is over for the sox bats.

kc 5, mfy 0 -- after 6

L-girl said...

"kc 5, mfy 0 -- after 6"

be nice to pick up a game tonight

L-girl said...

How many hits...??

redsock said...

WMP has seen 6 pitches in 5 PA -- and he swung at them all.

3rd: 1st pitch single
4th: 1st pitch F9
5th: foul, double
7th: 1st pitch HR
9th: 1st pitch double

nick said...

at the 4th inning break, I switched to IFC. Found "Mississippi Burning" which I've never seen. Drew me away from the game.

Had to pull out my laptop for gameday and relieve some of the tension of history and the present.

good game it looks like!

WMP: Seems like every time folks get down on a player he pulls out an amazing game.

9casey said...

nick said...
at the 4th inning break, I switched to IFC. Found "Mississippi Burning" which I've never seen. Drew me away from the game.

Fan? I sit in my basement for 3 hours on gameday becuase nesn is not available .......and you switch to IFC

nick said...

Yeah. I'm a big poser.

I miss far too many games...finally get a chance to sit down and watch one and...

there ya go.

9casey said...

nick said...
Yeah. I'm a big poser.

Thats cool, just havin a little fun

nick said...

not to worry. I'm not fanatical fan (which I don't see as derogatory), i.e. I don't say "we" referring to the sox...but I'm somewhere above average.

I catch a game or two a week on TV, one or two via gameday and otherwise I'm out at meetings or working.

I'm all for good-natured fanaticism. and a kick-ass team.

rock on.

9casey said...

nick said...
otherwise I'm out at meetings or working.


There's your problem right there....

gojohn said...

Yes the bats are alive and Freddy gets the W

L-girl said...

Gotta admire Nick's honesty. Watching baseball every day is a way of life for some of us, but it doesn't work for everyone.

I had plenty of seasons in the past where I watched 1 or 2 games a week. I might even do that again one day.

No, seriously. I might.

Mississippi Burning is a good movie. All hail the FBI, bringing justice to the darkies. (What, it didn't happen like that?) But it's a good movie anyway.

L-girl said...

I'm all for good-natured fanaticism

There's your next tagline, A.

The Joy Of Sox
good-natured fanaticism