July 18, 2007

G94: Royals 6, Red Sox 5

Odalis Perez (5.68, 83 ERA+) / Julian Tavarez (5.15, 87 ERA+)

Sexy Lips posted a 3.66 ERA in May/June, but has slipped to 8.16 in his three July starts. The Red Sox have lost his last four starts.

LHP Perez has allowed 130 hits and 36 walks in 101.1 innings this season -- a 1.638 WHIP. David Ortiz has reached base in five of nine plate appearances against Perez.

Possible rain tonight -- check Extra Bases for updates.

135 comments:

CaKeY said...

FOR THE LOVE OF BELLHORN CAN WE GET SOME TIMELY HITTING PLEASE!!

s1c said...

Dayn Perry of MsnFoxSports.com
on what each team needs at the trade deadline - not sure i agree with his assesment for the Sox. I can think of a couple of things needed.

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. Jason Varitek, C
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. David DeJesus, CF
2. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
3. Mark Teahen, RF
4. Billy Butler, 1B
5. Ross Gload, DH
6. Alex Gordon, 3B
7. Emil Brown, LF
8. Jason Smith, SS
9. Jason LaRue, C

redsock said...

Comments with what I perceive to be commercials in them will be immediately deleted. (I wasn't able to connect to the site in the comment that was posted above, so I erred on the side of caution.) Feel free to repost without links.

s1c said...

FWIW - Tonights starters vs Tavarez - 16 for 58 with Grudzielanek being top dog at 8 for 26.

RE - from a post from the Beckett game about rookie starters vs the Sox. I'm still working on the spreadsheet but have some numbers on the Sox record the first time someone makes a start against them.

From 2002 until today there have been 172 games where the Sox have faced someone for the 1st time. The team record is 97 wins and 75 losses.

redsock said...

Manny! GG!

redsock said...

I'm glad my name is not "Gload".

s1c said...

0-2 RISP glad to see that hasn't changed. grrrr!

Redsock - I just e-mailed you an excel sheet of 1st time starts!!

Zenslinger said...

We must not get blanked by Odalis F'ing Perez.

Must. Not.

Zenslinger said...

I knew the Royals were playing respectible baseball these days but didn't realize they had the best ERA in the Majors since 6/24 as NESN pointed out (3.40).

Zenslinger said...

Pedroia: the most exciting player on the team right now.

By far? I think he needs some company if we're going to play .600 and not .500 ball.

Not that I'm worried. Not really worried, no.

Joe Grav said...

Not worried. Not worried. Not worried. Not worried.

s1c said...

Zenslinger said...
Not that I'm worried. Not really worried, no.

Is that a if I say it enough I will convince myself statement?

What is it with 4th innings against the sox pitchers?

Joe Grav said...

f*ck

redsock said...

wtf lugo? why'd he pull up on that grounder?

redsock said...

thanks s1c. i'll take a look.

redsock said...

8 GA

That is sizable.

It's not 11, but it's not 5 either.

8.

Zenslinger said...

I sound like a whiny Yankee fan. Sorry. Need more sleep.

Jays are getting the DPs to keep them up 1-0 on the Yanks.

redsock said...

ODALIS PEREZ IS PITCHING A 3-HIT SHUTOUT!
ODALIS PEREZ IS PITCHING A 3-HIT SHUTOUT!
ODALIS PEREZ IS PITCHING A 3-HIT SHUTOUT!
ODALIS PEREZ IS PITCHING A 3-HIT SHUTOUT!
ODALIS PEREZ IS PITCHING A 3-HIT SHUTOUT!
ODALIS PEREZ IS PITCHING A 3-HIT SHUTOUT!
ODALIS PEREZ IS PITCHING A 3-HIT SHUTOUT!

L-girl said...

I am not worried and I need no convincing. Eight game lead, amigos. Enjoy it!

redsock said...

Stop putting the Chokers on a pedestal. They are not a good team.

Joe Grav said...

wutttttttttt

where's Sveum when you need him...

Joe Grav said...

Anyone else get the terrible feeling we are not going to score?

s1c said...

time for jason to hit his third slammy. at least i think its third!

Joe Grav said...

OK. We scored. I feel a little better now

redsock said...

Sveum? Never need him -- unless he is coaching the other team. Plus Manny would have been out by 30feet.

My posting in CAPS is quite powerful. I should have done it earlier.

redsock said...

Loaded for Lugo!

s1c said...

Tek sucks with bases loaded (<.222 ba), but at least we got a run home.

Now bases loaded again for Lugo!

Joe Grav said...

come on Hooleyo.

Joe Grav said...

I am a proud member of Julio's Hooligans

redsock said...

Luuuuuuuuuuuuuugo!

s1c said...

Will take the Sac Fly. 4-2 !!!!

L-girl said...

Slugo!!!

redsock said...

Crispy well on his way to an Oscar Gamble 'fro!

Joe Grav said...

don't get tossed peewee

9casey said...

.219 42rbi...Slugo

s1c said...

D-ped - mr. fiesty!!

9casey said...

9casey said...
.Slugo

I beleive that is Lgirl's nickname ,but Im usin it..........:)

redsock said...

Yet another time of the Sox roaring right back and taking the lead.

Tor 1-0 in the 5th.

9casey said...

I heard Gabbard call Pedroia..Peedy.......

L-girl said...

"I beleive that is Lgirl's nickname ,but Im usin it.........."

I'm honoured. :)

L-girl said...

Peedy? Like Petey? Cute.

Joe Grav said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

9casey said...

What did Manny do?

9casey said...

What did Manny do?

redsock said...

How is it possible that Sox Appeal still hasn't started yet? So fucking sick of it already.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Peedy? Like Petey? Cute.

Maybe not for those Pedro fans...you know what I mean

redsock said...

ball hit 1/2 up wall and caromed back over manny's head.

nothing that doesn't happen to every opposing LF.

redsock said...

gameday has manny with an error. major bullshit call. nesn said they removed it.

L-girl said...

I always thought it was a bonus that Pedroia has Pedro in his name. Like good luck for us.

Joe Grav said...

wtf.

Joe Grav said...

"Time for Lester" - my friend Mike

9casey said...

get him out of the game...............

redsock said...

2-run double from Billy "Because He's My" Butler.

Timlin about set to come in. Hmmmm .....

redsock said...

Billy "Because He's My" Butler

And, yes, I have been waiting all series to use that.

Joe Grav said...

unreal

9casey said...

Is Tito napping?

9casey said...

Did he get booed?

L-girl said...

No booing that I could hear.

s1c said...

Way to go TEK!!!

redsock said...

Tor 1-0 in the 6th.
TCM getting no support!

redsock said...

BEING!

s1c said...

being!!!

Jere said...

Jays outhitting Yanks 9-2, yet only lead 1-0. Killing me. Assman now in for Fat Bill Volume 2.

L-girl said...

s1c, what would Buffyvision say? :)

CaKeY said...

Man it must suck to be named Gobble and actually look like a chicken.

Jere said...

10 hits, 2 walks, 1 HBP. And only one run. Overbay up with bases loaded, two out. If he doesn't knock in a run, I'm going to bed for 40 days and 40 nights.

s1c said...

Don't worry, the Jays will blow it since they just can't beat the Yankees.

s1c said...

What would Buffyvision say?

Probably the same thing RemDawg has been saying tonight - Manny is playing deeper tonight and the balls are being caught!

What I really want to know is what did buffy say last night when Accardo balked in the run !!

redsock said...

Nighty-night, Jere. See you in late August!

L-girl said...

If Timlin keeps this up, I may have to apologize.

Jere said...

Good night, everybody. At least Clemens can't get a win. Meanwhile, my boy Timlin comin' through again.

L-girl said...

"What I really want to know is what did buffy say last night when Accardo balked in the run !!"

I'm sure they found a way to blame Manny.

s1c said...

Jere - hope you enjoy your sleep!!!

redsock said...

Mmmmmmmmm .... hibernation! [/homer]

Joe Grav said...

All together now...

gobblegobblegobble

JIMMAH!

L-girl said...

C'mon Jere, you may be right about Timlin, but do really want him as your boy? Bleh.

Jere said...

Was said in the same tongue in cheek way as when I said I wanted to go kill deer with him.

Daniel said...

Even Joe Castiglione was talking about Manny's LF positioning tonight.

Jere said...

TC just said the Yanks game was a pitcher's duel and that Clemens only gave up one run. Not quite the "whole truth," Tom. (He did mention the Jays' pathetic numbers with RISP.)

redsock said...

actually, jere's deal sounds great. 40 days of sleep and emerge well-rested in plenty of time for the sox playoff run.

s1c said...

Toronto 1 / 13 RISP tonight.

Timlin has became Mr. Sixth Inning which means this will be his last year as a Sox (TG)!

L-girl said...

"Was said in the same tongue in cheek way as when I said I wanted to go kill deer with him."

You may have noticed sarcasm is always lost on me.

Jere said...

"40 days of sleep and emerge well-rested in plenty of time for the sox playoff run."

Don't give Tito any ideas!

"Timlin has became Mr. Sixth Inning which means this will be his last year as a Sox (TG)!"

Come onnnn. My boy's back, ba-bay!

L-girl said...

MManny.

Daniel said...

A-Rod 2b, 2-1 MFY

Jere said...

Fuckin' A-Rod with a fuckin' 2-run double. Pathetic showing by the Jays' bats to do this to their pitcher. It was only a matter of time. All the Yankee fans (dressed as blue seats) are probably going nuts, thinking they have somehow helped. And now Youk gets robbed. This is becoming the most frustrating week of the year.

redsock said...

possible papi walkoff?

"conrey" has tonight.

s1c said...

MFY fans - chanting MVP for A-Rod.

Joe Grav said...

son.......of........a.....

Jere said...

"MFY fans - chanting MVP for A-Rod."

They should be chanting "Tied for 32nd in batting average with Kenny Lofton".

But their scoreboard would never tell them to chant that.

s1c said...

TEK!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Does anyone else think it's preposterous that announcers say "scuffling" when they mean "struggling"? Delcarmen was not "scuffling with his control." He wasn't rolling on the floor in a fight with his control. He was struggling with his control. Granted, a "scuffle" is another name for a fight, which can also be called a "struggle." But you can't "scuffle from the right side of the plate," or whatever. Terrible job. Remy just said it, and it must stop.

redsock said...

But their scoreboard would never tell them to chant that.

:>)

Nice to see Tek doing something useful. Maybe he'll do good at the plate too. ...

s1c said...

Innings that the Sox have scored the most runs in:

1st - 71 runs
8th - 64 runs

Lets get some runs boys

redsock said...

Nope. Tek still sucks with the stick.

L-girl said...

Scuffling - baseball speak. Like calling a slow somg a ballad. Ballad doesn't mean slow, but tell that to a rock critic.

Joe Grav said...

treble

Daniel said...

Ococ!

That means we now have RISP. Doomed.

L-girl said...

Extra crispy!!!

redsock said...

OCOC.

Time for some Lugo heroics.

Jere said...

46 hits/walks in the last four games, and if we don't score again, it's a 1-3 record in those games. Lugo, knock this man in!!!!!

redsock said...

Tizzle up 3rd in the 9th.

s1c said...

Hold them here, then in the 9th it can be Drew singles, Pedroia Doubles and Ortiz singles for the walk off!!!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

we must win. s'all i'm sayin.

redsock said...

bot.

L-girl said...

"in in the 9th it can be Drew singles, Pedroia Doubles and Ortiz singles for the walk off!!!!!"

i'm in

Jere said...

Mo going for the five-out save. Looks like the Jays, after giving up the lead finally, have gone right back to getting guys on. Will they score off Mo? One of these games better go the right way or--hey, I thought I was asleep...

L-girl said...

Jere, what are you doing up at this hour?

L-girl said...

snuffer always gets it done

now for flo

Daniel said...

At least Papelbon is on tonight.

Further proof that saves are a meaningless number. (As if any further proof was needed.)

redsock said...

the almighty alex rios (4-4) whiffs against fruitbat to end the 8th.

Jere said...

10 hits, 5 walks for the Jays. 1 run.

This is it ya know. This is the meal. So stock up, Red Sox!

L-girl said...

cmon you guys, it's octavio dotel. let's get it done ferchrissakes.

redsock said...

that's gold, jere, gold!

L-girl said...

that's gold, jere, gold.

Joe Grav said...

Manny has a chance...

redsock said...

DO

IT

NOW

MANNY

Daniel said...

He did it, all right. :P

L-girl said...

fuckety

s1c said...

un freaking believable!

L-girl said...

please folks: no panic

frustration yes

panic no

Joe Grav said...

afjfoejocajonconoajuejrojar

this is the step between frustration and panic

thatdietcokegirl said...

I'M NOT PANICKED. SRSLY.
if we weren't losing ground, but gaining at (potentially) 7 games up it would be different. it's just..ugh. fucking KC. shoulda owned them.

9casey said...

When Schiling comes back anyway we can arrange to have him ride in on a White Horse.......

9casey said...

thatdietcokegirl said...
I'M NOT PANICKED. SRSLY.

No one sholud be panicked , everybody should be pissed off, this embarassing ........

Even when Crsip tripled , And I don't care if Lugo is turning it around, If he had someone he trusts to deliver in that spot he would have pinch hit for him.....They need to find a bat of the bench

s1c said...

Want to know why they are less than .500 in 1 run games start with this:

Runs scored on 5/13 in 9th - 6 runs.

Including tonight Runs Scored in 9th inning - 26 runs.

Jere said...

The Red Sox and the opponents of the Yanks, over the last four games for each team, have had a total of 122 baserunners on hits and walks. Yet they've gone 1-7 in those eight total games.

9casey said...

I think all those stats are great , but tonight why did he leave Tavarez in so long.......

thatdietcokegirl said...

No one sholud be panicked , everybody should be pissed off, this embarassing ........

that's what i am more than anything. irritated. i was having a nice dinner and wine and it mf ruined my evening. 4 runs in the 5th? suck my dick, srsly. my dead grandmother could pitch better.

lol ;(

9casey said...

thatdietcokegirl said...
suck my dick, srsly


I quess is should stop takin screen names so literaly...........:)

Joel said...

is there any reason why we cannot come from behind this year?? i mean, seriously...can we not just take care of business against KC? i feel a trade coming...theo needs to fix the clubhouse...somebody is killing the rally...

s1c said...

quote from the ap report "I think I changed my game plan" in the fourth, Tavarez said. "I wasn't attacking the hitter like I was doing earlier."

No freaking s*** sherlock!

thatdietcokegirl said...

I quess is should stop takin screen names so literaly...........:)

you could also work on not taking what ppl say so literally too while yr at it ;p

tim said...

My comments about this week's developments originally started off as a post on here, but became longwinded, so I just posted it there. (Basically that's the reason I started that blog - longwinded posts here...as you can see it didn't last very long)