Jayson Stark is doing his half-season awards over at ESPN.com -- Cy Young, MVP and RoY for each league and the corresponding dud (Least Vauable Player).All right, so Lugo at the latter. But he gives Okaji the Rookie of the Year for the AL and cites a couple of stats I find amazing:[An] opponent slugging percentage is under .200 (.191). We don't know if he can keep this up. But Okajima is on pace to have an ERA under 1.00 and allow just four extra-base hits all season. We can't find any reliever in history who has ever done that..191 slugging against? Four extra-base hits all year?
Cleveland beats the Blue Jays 9-4, dropping the Tigers .5 GB (and the Jays 11.5 GB).MFY and LAA 1-1 in the 4th.
Did Stark mention Kendall in his LVP?Kendall: .225/.263/.280, OPS+ 46JLugo: .190/.263/.279, OPS+ 43Lucky for Kendall, he's gone 10-for-31 (.323/.364/.484) in his last 9 games.
From the herald today's starting line up:RED SOXCF Coco Crisp2B Dustin PedroiaDH David OrtizLF Manny RamirezRF JD Drew3B Mike LowellC Jason Varitek1B Eric HinskeSS Alex Cora(LHP Kason Gabbard)TIGERSCF Curtis Granderson2B Placido PolancoDH Gary SheffieldRF Magglio OrdonezSS Carlos GuillenC Pudge Rodriguez1B Marcus ThamesLF Craig Monroe3B Brandon Inge(RHP Jeremy Bonderman)Not surprised to see Cora and Hinske playing today.
Kendall got a runner-up type mention for the LVP.File under Very Interesting: Torre puts Rivera in to pitch the ninth of a tie game (still 1-1). Interesting because of all the crap he took for not putting him in about a week back in a similar situation.
The TCM was at only 98 pitches after 8. 1-1 in the bottom of the 12th now.
Got the FSN jokes again.Part of Bonderman's scouting report: "Benfitting from Support"... as opposed to all the other pitchers who do not benefit from generous run support.
NESN on EI tonight. At least if the Tigers get a lead, I won't have to hear the victory dance. A tradeoff for Remy's constant in-game ads.
run, dusty, run!
FLO!Bonderman's second scouting report was "Big Papi This!"Ortiz was 2-for-19 against Bonderman. ... Now he's 3-for-20, with a HR.YAH!
Damn it. Work calls. Gotta transcribe a tape.
Nice swing there, Cap'n.Gabba Gabba Hey!
"Damn it. Work calls. Gotta transcribe a tape."Stupid work. Unemployment is so much more fun. Doesn't pay very well, tho...
Angels take 2-1 lead over Yankees in 13th inning on umpteenth throw-away by Cairo. Yankees have committed 5 errors.
Jimmy Fund teenagers on their annual road trip tonight. Really nice to see something done for the older kids - a very common age to have cancer (and to lose a limb), and they get little attention.
Why are Don and Jerry acting like never walking (Pudge) is a good thing?
Why are Don and Jerry acting like never walking (Pudge) is a good thing?They are stupid -- and ignorant of the more progressive trends in baseball thought for the last, ohh, let's say 120 years.Doubly stupid since the Red Sox place such importance getting on base.It is only the most important job of any batter. No real reason why they should pick up on that arcane slice of the game. It's only their job.
MFY lose in 13, 2-1.
To be fair, they didn't actually *say* it was a good thing.
Ugh, I just heard Jerry's worst promo reading *ever*. But it reminded me... Would the person who is taping the Don & Remy special for us also leave the DVR on for the Matzusaka show afterwards? I wonder if he's reading this thread.
Jeter grounded into a game-ending force play with the tying run on third in the bottom of the 13th.Tangible!
I made a new post for CaKeY.I hope I got the capital letters correct.
Looks like K-Gab is doing well.
I hope you didn't jinx him.
nice play by hinske there
Looks like I did.:<(
No worries, here we go, Papi...
Tape 1/2 done.Let's not waste this, Lowell.
Cakey just appeared in another thread to rag on me. So maybe he will see your request.Now come on, Mike...
Einstein elevates to rob Sheff.Drink!
3U-6-1.Boo.Let's go Albert.
MDC to the rescue.
Remind me why everyone loves Varitek so much?Captain Teflon
Where was Maggs running on that Dusty Double?Hahaha
i guess it's too late for him to hit for the cycle - and now they're pinch running for him
Maggs was doing a WMP
Tigers coach at mound: "Ummm, don't give up a tater!"
Alright, it's MBM time.
i miss mbm
i missed something - how did lugo get on?
A real Tekian AB for Drew. Sigh.
Lugo ran for DP.
oh right. i even mentioned it.
yay mdc - very nice
86 curve dropped in, followed by fastballs at 95 and 97, then a 84 change -- Inge had no chance in that AB!!!
5.67? That's the Todd Jones I remember.
Jeemer in the 9th too, I presume.
I'd like to see the Todd Jones I remember.
Whew! That was scary.
That works. Coco on 3rd, 1 out for the Big Boys.
come on, manny: be manny
Serious dissing of Manny going on tonight.
damnmbm is staring to look like gdp
christ on a pogostick. grrr...
More Jeemer? Interesting.
"Serious dissing of Manny going on tonight."Where? The Fox Dee-troit Cheerleaders?
christ on a pogostick? that's a funny image :)
Timlin is warming.WTF???
Dissing = the BBIs to Flo.Why is Timlin warming up?In fact, why is Timlin still in uniform?
"Timlin is warming."Say it ain't so. Please say.
"Dissing = the BBIs to Flo."Oh yes. But they were right.Oh fuckety.
Tito must know Jeemer's getting out of this and we're scoring like 9 runs in the top of the 11th. Then Timlin will finish it out.Cool.
Grandersonv LHP .152v RHP .323
whew. that was big!
WE LOVE THE JEEMER!!!!
JEEMER!fuckin' a -- sweaty palms through that one.
Friggin , ALL STAR....now someone pick him up.........
38 pitches for Jeemer today in 2.1 IP.
Is Tito really going to ignore the Bot and bring in White Flag?
Timlin - hard to figure that one.OK, I'm sorry, Tek. You do hit once in a while.
Yeah, but he swung at the old fastball up by his eyes for strike 2. We talk about WMP maybe never learning to lay off a curve, but will Tek ever stop hacking at that high shit he can't reach?
Alright, Gumball, let's do this.
"will Tek ever stop hacking at that high shit he can't reach?"No.
God, it *is* Timlin. At least there's no one on base.
Timlin against their 3-4-5 guys: Sheffield, Ordonez and Gullen.This oughta be fun.
Lopez is up in the pen. I guess no Snuffer tonight at all.
Has Snuffer been up at all? I thought I saw him. Maybe Tito is waiting until we get a lead, so the Bot can get a save.
I don't think he was up at all tonight.
Shit. Come on, one more out. Bear down, you neocon jerk.
Before this inning Timlin didn't even cross my mind as someone I'd have considered putting in. In fact I even thought of JC Romero first and he's not even around any more.
Maybe this will be the DFA incentive we've been waiting for.
Sheesh, that was scary. Lopez will be in next. That will be scary, too.
Papelbon better be having open heart surgery right now. Or some kind of excuse like that....OMG whwew.
Nothing in MLB's Sox notebook about Bot.
L-girl said... Maybe this will be the DFA incentive we've been waiting for. C'mon now..........seriouslly
How did Cora get on? I had to take care of the pups.
"Papelbon better be having open heart surgery right now. Or some kind of excuse like that."He can't be available every day. I'd rather lose a few games mid-season than burn him out. Wouldn't you?
"C'mon now..........seriouslly "No, huh? Oh well.
A lot of faith in Lugo here........
Now, Manny. NOW. Be the Manny.
Tiz: HR, BB, 2B, BBI, BBI, BBI
Ugh..... there isn't a guy in the regular lineup Tito would pinch run for late in a game......but I thing he has done it to Peroia 3 or 4 times this year....Is he slower than everyone else
Cora single to center.Bot didn't pitch last night.
Lugo should go back to his old Little League team. Why do we have a player on our team that is hitting .190 halfway through the season?
9casey: I don't get it either. I trust DP with the glove in late innings. This is a horrible reason -- but could Tito be doing it to make Lugo feel useful?
"Is he slower than everyone else"No. I don't get it either.
"This is a horrible reason -- but could Tito be doing it to make Lugo feel useful? "I wondered about that too. He just keeps playing him, waiting for him to come out of this endless slump...
redsock said... Tito be doing it to make Lugo feel helpful? Shit let him get water and give massages after the game
JD take a strike please
Youk's up. There's a hope.
yook = hope
damnhope dies, for now
Why didn't he let him in the 11th for hinske?
I love Youk, but why is a guy getting paid $70 million to take a seat with the bases loaded in the twelfth?
Oh good lord, Timlin's still in. WTF. WTF???
More Timlin?!!??"Bitch, are you for real?"
Matt said... I love Youk, but why is a guy getting paid $70 million to take a seat with the bases loaded in the twelfth? Quality question........Tito the only one with that answer
God, can't we leave salaries out of this. Who the eff cares what they make.
1 out fot TIMMEH
L-girl said... God, can't we leave salaries out of this. Who the eff cares what they make. Thats true and all but if Pedroia was making nine mil ayear he wouldn't get picth ran for
"Bitch, are you for real?"
Can we get a golf clap for TIMMEH
Hey Lopez: Can we have an easy 1-2-3 inning, for shit's sake?
I wish I had more faith in Lopez.
OK, I'm sorry, Lopez. Now I've apologized to Varitek and Lopez tonight. Who's next?
Lopez being Papelbon. Yay!
L-girl said... I wish I had more faith in Lopez.5 pitches 2 outs thats enough to start a reilgion
My scorecards hold 12 innings, so I get to go a new one for the first time this year. Fun!...(I don't expect you to care.)
"5 pitches 2 outs thats enough to start a reilgion ":-)Since god is apparently unavailable tonight, we'll bow to Lopez.
"(I don't expect you to care.)"Aw, I'm sure everyone cares. Especially right now, with no tension going on or anything. :)
"They elevate, and Varitek strikes out..."drink...
L-girl said... Since god is apparently unavailable tonight, we'll bow to Lopez. He was with someone but Tito pinch ran for him in the 8th
OH FUCK YOU Tek.god.where's belli?
AND THERE HE IS.i hate tery right now. fucking gambling bastard.
Alright! Here comes The Snuffer!!!
Quitcher bitching. The Tigers haven't scored, and here's our Bot.
I guess Tito saved Snuffer so he could hit Sheffield.
Yeah, I'll go with Timlin for 1.1 innings and 27 pitches, because I know I'll need Bot for the 13th.He got real lucky tonight, but he's a bonehead.
Great! Lugo feels useful, Timlin feels useful, let's all go out for ice cream after the game.GOD -- I thought we left that shit mentality with our previous rockheads in the dugout.
Is Sheffield wearing a new pair of Zips......5 po attempts
I didn't like it either, but it worked. So I move on.
redsock said... Great! Lugo feels useful, Timlin feels useful, let's all go out for ice cream after the game.I'm in
But when it works, it gives him the incentive to do it again.
I'm inThat's wasn't what I meant. :>/
"I'm in":-D You're funny tonight.*** You made up the useful bit. You didn't hear it from Tito.
"You made up the useful bit. "You being Redsock, not 9Casey.
While you're busy blaming the manager, does it occur to you that we've had about a million men on base and haven't scored since the 1st inning? Manny's groundouts must be Tito's fault too.
L-girl said... "I'm in":-D You're funny tonight.Thanks...That might have something to do with the fact I have been drinkin Newcastle's since 2
Piffle. We just lost.
"That might have something to do with the fact I have been drinkin Newcastle's since 2"That should dull the pain.I'm going to bed. Pffft.
What is it with the Sox in extra innings? I should just start turning games off after 9.
on a friggin hit batsmen,,,,,g'night all.......
really was appropriate though putting the last out opportunity in coco's very capable diving hands.
Ellsbury would have caught it. Belt high!:>)
All together now:"Who cares! We have an 11-game lead!"
Ellsbury would have caught it. Belt high!I miss him already. :)
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