July 7, 2007

G86: Tigers 3, Red Sox 2 (13)

Kason Gabbard (5.79, 78 ERA+) / Jeremy Bonderman (3.58, 123 ERA+)

159 comments:

Zenslinger said...

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?

redsock said...

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.

redsock said...

Did Stark mention Kendall in his LVP?

Kendall: .225/.263/.280, OPS+ 46
JLugo: .190/.263/.279, OPS+ 43

Lucky for Kendall, he's gone 10-for-31 (.323/.364/.484) in his last 9 games.

s1c said...

From the herald today's starting line up:

RED SOX
CF Coco Crisp
2B Dustin Pedroia
DH David Ortiz
LF Manny Ramirez
RF JD Drew
3B Mike Lowell
C Jason Varitek
1B Eric Hinske
SS Alex Cora
(LHP Kason Gabbard)

TIGERS
CF Curtis Granderson
2B Placido Polanco
DH Gary Sheffield
RF Magglio Ordonez
SS Carlos Guillen
C Pudge Rodriguez
1B Marcus Thames
LF Craig Monroe
3B Brandon Inge
(RHP Jeremy Bonderman)

Not surprised to see Cora and Hinske playing today.

Zenslinger said...

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.

redsock said...

The TCM was at only 98 pitches after 8.

1-1 in the bottom of the 12th now.

redsock said...

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.

L-girl said...

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.

redsock said...

run, dusty, run!

L-girl said...

PAPI!!!!

redsock said...

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!

redsock said...

Damn it. Work calls. Gotta transcribe a tape.

redsock said...

Nice swing there, Cap'n.

Gabba Gabba Hey!

L-girl said...

"Damn it. Work calls. Gotta transcribe a tape."

Stupid work. Unemployment is so much more fun.

Doesn't pay very well, tho...

The Frenkels said...

Angels take 2-1 lead over Yankees in 13th inning on umpteenth throw-away by Cairo. Yankees have committed 5 errors.

L-girl said...

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.

L-girl said...

Why are Don and Jerry acting like never walking (Pudge) is a good thing?

redsock said...

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.

redsock said...

MFY lose in 13, 2-1.

L-girl said...

To be fair, they didn't actually *say* it was a good thing.

L-girl said...

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.

redsock said...

Jeter grounded into a game-ending force play with the tying run on third in the bottom of the 13th.

Tangible!

redsock said...

I made a new post for CaKeY.

I hope I got the capital letters correct.

redsock said...

Looks like K-Gab is doing well.

L-girl said...

I hope you didn't jinx him.

L-girl said...

nice play by hinske there

Zenslinger said...

Argh.

redsock said...

Looks like I did.

:<(

L-girl said...

No worries, here we go, Papi...

redsock said...

Tape 1/2 done.

Let's not waste this, Lowell.

L-girl said...

Cakey just appeared in another thread to rag on me. So maybe he will see your request.

Now come on, Mike...

L-girl said...

ack

L-girl said...

Einstein elevates to rob Sheff.

Drink!

redsock said...

3U-6-1.

Boo.

Let's go Albert.

redsock said...

MDC to the rescue.

L-girl said...

Remind me why everyone loves Varitek so much?

Captain Teflon

L-girl said...

yeah dusty!

redsock said...

Where was Maggs running on that Dusty Double?

Hahaha

L-girl said...

i guess it's too late for him to hit for the cycle - and now they're pinch running for him

L-girl said...

Maggs was doing a WMP

redsock said...

Tigers coach at mound: "Ummm, don't give up a tater!"

redsock said...

Alright, it's MBM time.

L-girl said...

i miss mbm

L-girl said...

i missed something - how did lugo get on?

redsock said...

A real Tekian AB for Drew. Sigh.

redsock said...

Lugo ran for DP.

L-girl said...

oh right. i even mentioned it.

L-girl said...

yay mdc - very nice

redsock said...

86 curve dropped in, followed by fastballs at 95 and 97, then a 84 change -- Inge had no chance in that AB!!!

redsock said...

5.67? That's the Todd Jones I remember.

redsock said...

Jeemer in the 9th too, I presume.

L-girl said...

I'd like to see the Todd Jones I remember.

L-girl said...

Whew! That was scary.

L-girl said...

extra crispy!!!

redsock said...

That works. Coco on 3rd, 1 out for the Big Boys.

L-girl said...

come on, manny: be manny

redsock said...

Serious dissing of Manny going on tonight.

L-girl said...

damn

mbm is staring to look like gdp

redsock said...

christ on a pogostick. grrr...

redsock said...

More Jeemer? Interesting.

L-girl said...

"Serious dissing of Manny going on tonight."

Where? The Fox Dee-troit Cheerleaders?

L-girl said...

christ on a pogostick? that's a funny image :)

redsock said...

Timlin is warming.

WTF???

redsock said...

Dissing = the BBIs to Flo.

Why is Timlin warming up?

In fact, why is Timlin still in uniform?

L-girl said...

"Timlin is warming."

Say it ain't so.

Please say.

L-girl said...

"Dissing = the BBIs to Flo."

Oh yes. But they were right.

Oh fuckety.

redsock said...

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.

redsock said...

tp pls

redsock said...

Granderson

v LHP .152
v RHP .323

L-girl said...

whew. that was big!

L-girl said...

WE LOVE THE JEEMER!!!!

redsock said...

JEEMER!

fuckin' a -- sweaty palms through that one.

9casey said...

Friggin , ALL STAR....now someone pick him up.........

redsock said...

38 pitches for Jeemer today in 2.1 IP.

redsock said...

Is Tito really going to ignore the Bot and bring in White Flag?

L-girl said...

Timlin - hard to figure that one.

OK, I'm sorry, Tek. You do hit once in a while.

redsock said...

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?

redsock said...

Alright, Gumball, let's do this.

L-girl said...

"will Tek ever stop hacking at that high shit he can't reach?"

No.

redsock said...

White Flag.

L-girl said...

God, it *is* Timlin. At least there's no one on base.

redsock said...

Timlin against their 3-4-5 guys: Sheffield, Ordonez and Gullen.

This oughta be fun.

L-girl said...

Lopez is up in the pen. I guess no Snuffer tonight at all.

redsock said...

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.

L-girl said...

I don't think he was up at all tonight.

L-girl said...

Shit. Come on, one more out. Bear down, you neocon jerk.

Joe Grav said...

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.

L-girl said...

Maybe this will be the DFA incentive we've been waiting for.

Joe Grav said...

phew

L-girl said...

Sheesh, that was scary.

Lopez will be in next. That will be scary, too.

redsock said...

Papelbon better be having open heart surgery right now. Or some kind of excuse like that.

...

OMG whwew.

redsock said...

Nothing in MLB's Sox notebook about Bot.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Maybe this will be the DFA incentive we've been waiting for.

C'mon now..........seriouslly

L-girl said...

How did Cora get on? I had to take care of the pups.

L-girl said...

"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?

L-girl said...

"C'mon now..........seriouslly "

No, huh?

Oh well.

9casey said...

A lot of faith in Lugo here........

L-girl said...

Now, Manny. NOW. Be the Manny.

redsock said...

Tiz: HR, BB, 2B, BBI, BBI, BBI

9casey said...

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

redsock said...

Cora single to center.

Bot didn't pitch last night.

Sir Jahmez said...

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 said...

.189

redsock said...

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?

L-girl said...

"Is he slower than everyone else"

No. I don't get it either.

L-girl said...

"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...

9casey said...

redsock said... Tito be doing it to make Lugo feel helpful?


Shit let him get water and give massages after the game

9casey said...

JD take a strike please

L-girl said...

YOOK!!

9casey said...

wow.......yook

Sir Jahmez said...

Youk's up. There's a hope.

L-girl said...

yook = hope

L-girl said...

damn

hope dies, for now

9casey said...

Why didn't he let him in the 11th for hinske?

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?

L-girl said...

Oh good lord, Timlin's still in. WTF.

WTF???

redsock said...

More Timlin?!!??

"Bitch, are you for real?"

9casey said...

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

L-girl said...

God, can't we leave salaries out of this. Who the eff cares what they make.

9casey said...

1 out fot TIMMEH

9casey said...

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

L-girl said...

"Bitch, are you for real?"

9casey said...

Can we get a golf clap for TIMMEH

redsock said...

Hey Lopez: Can we have an easy 1-2-3 inning, for shit's sake?

L-girl said...

I wish I had more faith in Lopez.

L-girl said...

OK, I'm sorry, Lopez. Now I've apologized to Varitek and Lopez tonight. Who's next?

redsock said...

Lopez being Papelbon. Yay!

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I wish I had more faith in Lopez.


5 pitches 2 outs thats enough to start a reilgion

redsock said...

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.)

L-girl said...

"5 pitches 2 outs thats enough to start a reilgion "

:-)

Since god is apparently unavailable tonight, we'll bow to Lopez.

L-girl said...

"(I don't expect you to care.)"

Aw, I'm sure everyone cares. Especially right now, with no tension going on or anything. :)

L-girl said...

"They elevate, and Varitek strikes out..."

drink...

9casey said...

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

redsock said...

OH FUCK YOU Tek.

god.

where's belli?

redsock said...

AND THERE HE IS.

i hate tery right now. fucking gambling bastard.

L-girl said...

Alright! Here comes The Snuffer!!!

L-girl said...

Quitcher bitching. The Tigers haven't scored, and here's our Bot.

L-girl said...

I guess Tito saved Snuffer so he could hit Sheffield.

redsock said...

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.

redsock said...

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.

9casey said...

Is Sheffield wearing a new pair of Zips......5 po attempts

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L-girl said...

I didn't like it either, but it worked. So I move on.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Great! Lugo feels useful, Timlin feels useful, let's all go out for ice cream after the game.

I'm in

redsock said...

But when it works, it gives him the incentive to do it again.

redsock said...

I'm in

That's wasn't what I meant. :>/

L-girl said...

"I'm in"

:-D You're funny tonight.

***

You made up the useful bit. You didn't hear it from Tito.

L-girl said...

"You made up the useful bit. "

You being Redsock, not 9Casey.

L-girl said...

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.

9casey said...

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

L-girl said...

Piffle. We just lost.

L-girl said...

"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.

redsock said...

fudge.

chief said...

What is it with the Sox in extra innings? I should just start turning games off after 9.

9casey said...

on a friggin hit batsmen,,,,,g'night all.......

Andy said...

really was appropriate though putting the last out opportunity in coco's very capable diving hands.

redsock said...

Ellsbury would have caught it. Belt high!

:>)

redsock said...

All together now:

"Who cares! We have an 11-game lead!"

L-girl said...

Ellsbury would have caught it. Belt high!

I miss him already. :)