July 29, 2007

G105: Devil Rays 5, Red Sox 2

A scoreless duel until the bottom of the seventh, when the Rays broke through against Matsuzaka (Navarro solo HR) and slapped around Delcarmen (back-to-back HRs from Upton and Pena for four more runs).

Boston came right back with B2B solo shots of their own -- Manny and Yook -- but it wasn't enough. Several unsuccessful chances to score earlier in the game (singles from Lugo and DP to start the 1st, Pena on third with one out in the 5th, and two 2-on, 2-out situations) cost the Sox.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.79, 119 ERA+) / Scott Kazmir (4.02, 113 ERA+)

RedSox.com:
Last time out, Dice-K snapped a three-start slump by firing seven scoreless innings ... limiting Cleveland to four hits while fanning five. So far, he's held left-handed opponents to .208 hitting in his 21-game career.

[Kazmir has] defeated Cy Young winners Roger Clemens (Yankees) and Bartolo Colon (Angels) in conseutive outings. During that 13-inning span, he's allowed just one earned run, seven hits and five walks, while fanning 13.
Dice and Red Dot faced each other at Fenway on July 3. Matsuzaka (8-4-0-1-9, 122) was superb in Boston's 4-1 win.

No time to look at the papers today. Any new trade rumors?

35 comments:

Jere said...

The Buzz talks about what a great fit Jermaine Dye would have been. Then it's like Oh by the way, the Sox would've had to give up HIDEKI OKAJIMA to get him. Imagine the proverbial street riots had that taken place.

redsock said...

Minor detail.

Just checked in with the game.

Lugo 6 pitch single
Pedroia 6 pitch single
then
Ortiz 1st pitch 463 DP
Manny 1st pitch 1-3.

Fuck the heck?!?!

tim said...

mirabelli, wtf?

tim said...

D-Rays announcer definitely just called Dice-K "Matsui"

tim said...

Oh yeah, Dougie!

tim said...

Going to watch NESN feed on good TV...probably will post randomly later.

redsock said...

And the first 2 Rays go on one pitch each.

Four straight batters -- 2 from each team -- out on four pitches.

s1c said...

Manny and David 1st pitch swinging! Probably has something to do with generally sucking vs Kazmir, coming into this game combined 9 for 60, ugly!

s1c said...

Nice escape there!!! How bad are the Rays, the strand the lead off double.

redsock said...

How bad are the Rays, the strand the lead off double.

Not sure if I'd gloat too much, since Orsillo saying "... and the Red Sox strand a pair" is part of the DO Drinking Game.

redsock said...

MFY load the bases with no outs in the top of the 1st on 2 walks and a single, but get only one run:

Slappy K
Shemp F9 SAC
Cano 4-3

s1c said...

No gloat intended!

redsock said...

Doubles by Phillips and Milk Dud make it 2-0 in the 2nd.

s1c said...

Youk turns two !!! YOUUUUUUK!!!

redsock said...

Padres got 11 runs in the top of the 1st in Houston.

Jason Jennings:
.2 IP, 8 H, 3 BB, 11 ER, 39 pitches

Ouch.

s1c said...

Joe Castig says that is the 5th sacrifice for Belli, first since 2001!

redsock said...

speaking of stranding a leadoff double ... grrrrr

redsock said...

His other 3 were with the Giants in 2000. 2001 with Sox.

redsock said...

Would you score some RUNS for Dice!!!

s1c said...

Another grinder and I sit here wondering why they couldn't make a deal for Dye?

MFY 4-2

Allen said...

The Rays' announcers are just "dandy". And if you're suffering through FSN Florida, you know exactly what I mean.

They described 'Belli, with no trace of sarcasm, as an 'adept' bunter.

Stud Who Hits Sacrifices?

s1c said...

We need a hit, just one hit while RISP, then we can follow the tried and true of Delcarmen in the 7th, Jeemer in the 8th and bot in the 9th!

s1c said...

Figures, wasted chances and then Daisuke gives up the solo!

redsock said...

I really don't see what the attraction is for Dye. Fairly non-distinct outside of 2000 and 2006.

s1c said...

Decent field, decent pop with the bat, good arm.

9casey said...

s1c said...
Decent field, decent pop with the bat, good arm


Isn't that JD Drew

s1c said...

Oh, yeah is also comfortable in the AL as opposed to Drew!

s1c said...

F***

s1c said...

double F***

redsock said...

Jesus. I go away for 5 minutes, the whole game falls apart.

Time to get the bats in gear.

Matt said...

terribly frustrating

s1c said...

MFY 4-3 top of eighth

s1c said...

Oh, well, even with this loss, a 5 and 2 road trip is pretty easy to swallow.

redsock said...

Altogether now:

"Who cares? We've got an eight-game lead!"

(... if the MFY hold on & win)

L-girl said...

Altogether now:

"Who cares? We've got an eight-game lead!"


My favourite song.

I missed the game today. I see it's going to be hard to follow games at this new job. I guess I'd better quit.

:>)