July 17, 2007

G93: Royals 9, Red Sox 3

An ugly, ugly loss. That's all I can say.

If you watched it, you know what I mean. If you didn't, there's another game Wednesday night. Focus on that one.

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Leo Nunez (2007 debut) / Tim Wakefield (4.47, 100 ERA+)

RHP Nunez pitched with the Royals in 2005 and 2006, but never made a start. He's pitched at Fenway Park twice (August 3 and 4, 2005), allowing 5 runs in 1.1 innings.

On August 4, Nunez entered the game with two outs and the bases loaded. He gave up a bases-clearing double to Edgar Renteria. Then he walked David Ortiz and Roberto Petagine before surrendering a grand slam to Jason Varitek*. Nunez got Kevin Millar to pop out to end the 8-run inning. (Curt Schilling got the save for the 11-9 win.)

[Added: His long-awaited first career slam.]

14 comments:

CaKeY said...

Was that Tek's first career grand slam?

s1c said...

I think it was his first grand slam.

Another first start for someone, but at least the Sox have faced him, and have 7 at bats against him.

redsock said...

Yup. #1. His only other one came on May 7, 2006. (Tek HR Log)

BTW, the disc arrived today. Thanks!

s1c said...

For the Royal starters tonight they are hitting a robust .184 (7/38) against Wakey. By far the best is Reggie Sanders who is 4 for 12 with 1 home run.

redsock said...

1. J.D. Drew, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Coco Crisp, CF
8. Doug Mirabelli, C
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. David DeJesus, CF
2. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
3. Mark Teahen, RF
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Ross Gload, 1B
6. Reggie Sanders, LF
7. Alex Gordon, 3B
8. John Buck, C
9. Tony Pena, SS

tim said...

(Curt Schilling got the save

That still makes me shudder.

Zenslinger said...

Was Lowell trying to tag up & go to 3rd on that double play?

This game is moving along about as fast as yesterday's.

s1c said...

yes he tagged up

s1c said...

Buffy vision would have loved that Butler double. Over Manny's head right at the base of the wall, if he had been playing deep would have been caught.

s1c said...

The callers and everybody but John Dennis are Panicing on WEEI - The lead is only eight and here comes the Yankees, watch them go on a hot streak and win 10 out of 10 etc.

Freaking Red Sox fans!

9casey said...

I wouldn't say panic , but definetly concern , they are under .500 since June 1.......

They have some issues to look at.

L-girl said...

How are the Yankees a better team than they were all through the first half? How are we appreciably worse?

We don't have to win the division by 10 games, or 8 games, or 6 games. We just have to win it.

And we will do so.

s1c said...

How are the Yankees a better team than they were all through the first half? How are we appreciably worse?


I didn't say I was in a panic, just that in the short period of time that I was listening to WEEI you had Yankee fans chortling and Red Sox fans in a panic, 1978 etc.

This is Boston fans we are talking about and 2004 did not remove a lot of the angst.

Of course it doesn't help when people like Glenn Ordway start off the shows with statements (and I am paraphrasing) like this:

Some one has to question the ability of this organization when every free agent sucks. Drew, sucks, Lugo sucks, Coco sucks. etc.

redsock said...

period of time that I was listening to WEEI

See, there's your problem, right there.

every free agent sucks. Drew, sucks, Lugo sucks, Coco sucks. etc.

Of course, Coco wasn't a free agent, but, hey, I know facts are frowned on over there at WEEI.