August 8, 2007

G114: Red Sox 9, Angels 6

The bats rescued Jon Lester (3.1-8-5-3-3, 93) and the Sox moved 6 GA in the East.

Mike Lowell reached base five times: single, three doubles, walk;

Dustin Pedroia had two singles, one home run, three runs scored;

JD Drew and Julio Lugo each had two hits; and

Brandon Moss got his first career hit and scored his first career run.

Tonight's game tied the Angels record for longest nine-inning home game: 4:02 (also set on September 30, 2000 against Seattle).

***

Jon Lester (5.09 ERA) / Dustin Moseley (4.43 ERA)

JD Drew will play center field tonight.

And Brandon Moss gets the start in right.

It's hard to argue with WMP:
I want to be traded. I want to play. They know I want to play. I'm surprised I wasn't traded before the deadline. ... They want me to perform, but how can I perform when I have just a couple of at-bats, then they take me out, and I don't play again for days? They said I would be given a chance to play, but it hasn't happened. ... I am not a guy who has caused any trouble, but I want to play.
Check out Pena's home/road split this year:
       PA   AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS
Home 90 .138 .233 .200 .433
Away 74 .324 .378 .632 1.010

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Woti-woti said...

Remember last summer when some of us (moi, aussi) here at JoS were trying to mount a palace coup to get Tito to insert Wily Mo into the 5-hole? Those were heady days. They should have listened--the opportunity was there and he was ready. Wily Mo seems like such a genuine, likeable guy, I hope somebody (in the NL) gives him a chance. When he connects, he's pure fun. The other times ... well...

tim said...

Moss getting the start in RF since Drew is playing CF...

chris said...

he should've been traded already, but it looks like he will be very soon anyway. I don't care if he's the second coming of david ortiz for the royals, because it wasn't going to happen here. time to face the facts and suck it up if he's awesome, right?

sparky said...

Let's not forget they traded away a starting pitcher for him. They wasted a good opportunity with WMP in my opinion.

redsock said...

They could spare Arroyo, though.

And in 2007, he's a league average pitcher who is allowing a career high number of baserunners. And who I think the Reds were shopping.

But the deal didn't work out, that's for sure. It's time to let him go for *something* and move on.

L-girl said...

Arroyo is long gone. There's no use even bringing him up. Some deals work out, some don't. Time to cut bait and move on.

How WMP performs once he leaves Boston is also irrelevant.

9casey said...

Why did they call up Moss and not Ellsbury? i know Ellsbury was hurt but he was activated I think on Monday

L-girl said...

I thought they wanted to leave Ellsbury put so he can play every day. Like they did with Yook.

L-girl said...

But Ellsbury is almost sure to be called up in September. Yay.

Jere said...

8-2 Jays! All off the great Wang, all earned! Hold this lead, Canada!!!

9casey said...

L-girl said...
But Ellsbury is almost sure to be called up in September. Yay.

Yeah ,but we need someone who can score from first on a sac fly now....

phrenile said...

It's been fun watching the chance of a MFY loss tonight rise to 99% on protrade.com.

http://live.protrade.com/yankees_bluejays/20070808

Jere said...

No Papi in the lineup tonight.

Jere said...

The Hinske's had a girl! Natasha! Not really--but close! Ava.

Jere said...

Did someone say "in play, run (s)"? Yes! At least 11-2 Blue Jays. Now 12-2 as they walk in a run. I can't keep up with this crazy Gameday. (A Jeter error has helped this inning along.)

Jere said...

In play, run(s)! Single, 14-2 Jays in the sixth. This time, no Yankee immediate comeback.

9casey said...

Jere said...
Did someone say "in play, run (s)"? Yes! At least 11-2 Blue Jays. Now 12-2 as they walk in a run. I can't keep up with this crazy Gameday. (A Jeter error has helped this inning along.)

You should have heard the excuses coming from Singelton.."when you are in a game like this you play back on your heels, a play he would usually make.blah , blah, blah,He also made a terrible realy throw earlier and the praise flew about how he and Matsui have mastered that play, right after they blew it.....Now thats blather.......

Jere said...

Matt Stairs walked twice in the same inning. Glad I'm not hearing the excuses. It wouldn't be a Jeter error without Yankee announcer telling us "you never see that."

9casey said...

Jere said...
It wouldn't be a Jeter error without Yankee announcer telling us "you never see that."

It's unbelievable. I think they also believe he shits strawberry ice cream...

9casey said...

Thats why I miss Kaat , he always called it like he saw, probabbly the reason he is no longer there....

Jere said...

Yeah, Kaat was neutered for his neutrality.

Jere said...

Man, I love it. Jim Rice: "When the manager tells you you need a day off, you say, "No, I'll tell YOU when I need a day off."

Exactly. Look where all the "resting" has gotten us. Our big lead isn't big anymore. It's time to let them play, Tito.

Jere said...

Seriously, as soon as we found out Papi couldn't play, I'd have gone right back to Coc and said, Okay, we do need you after all. And I'd expect him to say, Sweet, get me out on that field.

CaKeY said...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=ApydmPoWughWZCGKex9hMUIRvLYF?slug=ap-padres-wells&prov=ap&type=lgns

Sign him up!

redsock said...

wasn't it wells who said "don't mess with my cakey"?

better late than never:

Lugo 6
Pedroia 4
Youkilis 3
Ramirez DH
Drew 8
Lowell 5
Varitek 2
Pena 7
Moss 9

Willits 9
Figgins 5
Cabrera 6
Guerrero DH
Quinlan 3
Anderson 7
Matthews 8
Mathis 2
Aybar 4

redsock said...

Man, I love it. Jim Rice: "When the manager tells you you need a day off, you say, "No, I'll tell YOU when I need a day off."

And then the macho cowboys go out there and get hurt. Great idea.

redsock said...

That's like Gump listening to Pedro in 2003 -- who of course would not say he was cooked.

redsock said...

FSN

FUCK
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FUCK
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fuck.

and mute.

redsock said...

and fsn is on mlbtv too.

jesus fucking shit.

L-girl said...

Mute it is.

tim said...

Music it is for the first couple innings, followed by NESN for the last half.

Jere said...

We rested guys like we had a 50-game lead. These guys should play every day. Top athletes. I'd play every day, and I'm just some dude with no muscles. I didn't say never rest them. But it should be a rare thing.

L-girl said...

Just what we need, a fat, out-of-shape, loud-mouthed pitcher.

I mean another one.

tim said...

Kickin' it off with some Slackers...

Woti-woti said...

I don't know who Hudler's partner is, but I now know what 'pencil-neck' looks like. Mute and over to MLB-audio.

redsock said...

MFY lose, our magic # is down to 44.

Jere said...

Lester looking like John Simon Ritchie in the dugout. Am I the only one who thinks he resembles Sid Vicious sometimes? Especially with the spiky, sweat-hair like right now....

L-girl said...

Slugo!

redsock said...

slugo sez: "there goes the no hitter."

:>)

Jere said...

Sultan of Shot played for the Yanks, A-Rod did not.

redsock said...

i said don't get picked off as a fucking joke.

god damn lugo.

CaKeY said...

Dammit Lugo. If you're gonna go.. GO.

Jere said...

Lugo was askin' for it. Actually he was askin 'for it just by waking up. Ump's callin' you out on that. You should be complaining to your own brain for its stupidity.

L-girl said...

Ugh. I take it back. He's not Slugo. He's Mr Please Pickmeoff.

Jere said...

redsock: We ALL said don't get picked off as a joke. That guy has problems.

tim said...

Fuck sakes, Lugo.

Jere said...

Yanks closer to the Jays than they are to us...

but we're panicking! Aaaahh! Bob Ryan did his little chart tonight, saying he's between panic and jump off the bridge. That's right, he's *beyond* panic.

tim said...

Would've turned a DP on DP anyways.

CaKeY said...

Would've turned a DP on DP anyways.

Not if we would've stolen 2nd like he was supposed to.

redsock said...

Jump, Bob, jump!!!

CaKeY said...

we = he ^

CaKeY said...

Man this site needs a discussion forum. I dont know how you guys can keep up with each other lol

nixon33 said...

im sure this has been discussed....but what the fuck is with the lineup??????

tim said...

This forum is good enough for me...simple, everythings in one place. Each blog post is like a thread.

tim said...

im sure this has been discussed....but what the fuck is with the lineup??????

Relax, it's just Ococ and Flo. Flo's shoulder's been bothering him and Tito decided it'd be nice to give Crisp the day off. Nice guy, considering he was mowed down by a moose on an ATV a few days ago. It probably had something to do with his little tantrum yesterday after his first AB and the K.

tim said...

Moss getting some work early...they must not teach you how to throw accurately in Pawtucket!

redsock said...

....but what the fuck is with the lineup??????

i don't know. plus we have tomorrow off.

wmp - drew - moss in the OF worries me a tad.

Jere said...

"Would've turned a DP on DP anyways."

He would've had a different approach with a runner on first, though.

Hey! Weird DP there!

tim said...

Wait a second, Windows Media Player in the outfield? Goddamn, I didn't realize that!

L-girl said...

Isn't this game thread a discussion forum?

It's enough for me too.

redsock said...

ha ha figgy!

the ol' 5-3-5

tim said...

Fuck ya!

L-girl said...

Pencilneck is one scary looking dude.

Re Sid Vicious, yes Jere, I think you are the only one.

Jere said...

I did wonder if the Coco "rest" involved the tantrum. Tito said it was because he's fried out there. Like I said, though, once Papi had to come out, I go right back to the completely fine Coco and say You're playing. You have a day off tomorrow anyway.

redsock said...

John Simon Ritchie

If he doesn't live up to being Houdini, we can call him Sid. Because then he'll be pitching as well as Sid played bass.

L-girl said...

It's just a day off. It won't make much difference in the course of the season.

redsock said...

Lester sweatin' like Giambi out there. Or is it raining?

L-girl said...

He can sweat like Giambi. As long as he doesn't sweat like Yook.

Jere said...

Okay, so it's a little off, especially in the nose. But I look at him and I keep seeing Sid.

Compare this
http://www.hud.ac.uk/mh/media/gfx/music_journalism/sexpistols3.gif

to this
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/writers/jon_heyman/02/28/scoop.wednesday/t1_lester.jpg

Maybe? A little?

L-girl said...

The URLs are cut off. Can you post them as links?

Jere said...

"If he doesn't live up to being Houdini, we can call him Sid. Because then he'll be pitching as well as Sid played bass."

You can bet he's already Sid on my blog:)

nixon33 said...

i am relaxed, i just dont know why we have our B team (especially drew in center) while lester is pitching.

tim said...

The URLs are cut off. Can you post them as links?

Just start highlighting at the http and continue your mouse into the white abyss.

Goddamn another K looking for manny.

tim said...

Why not wave him around again, Demarlo?

L-girl said...

Why don't people post links? It's very easy.

Dr Doubles!

Jere said...

Lester


Sid

Jere said...

Tim, good call, that's what I do. But I linkified above.

Woti-woti said...

Castig just said that Padres have DFA'd Boomer Wells. Riding the Harley into the sunset, I guess.

L-girl said...

Thanks. I don't get anything from the white abyss. Just abyss. I swear.

redsock said...

Castig's really on top of the news! It's a scoop!!

tim said...

Thanks. I don't get anything from the white abyss. Just abyss. I swear.

You can't give up on it too soon....highlight when it's the text cursor and wait till it turns back into the pointer. Then you're golden.

Anyway, wtf just happened? I walked from my computer to NESN TV, with Lowell on second...By the time I got to NESN, it was already on commerical....

L-girl said...

"Maybe? A little?"

Other than spiky hair, no. But shit, he can be Sid anyway.

Only right now we need him to be Houdini.

L-girl said...

Maybe it's the stupid trackpoint thingy, but what can I tell you, there is nothing in that abyss but abyss.

tim said...

I'm exhausted - going to watch a couple innings on NESN feed, followed by heading upstairs to computer and NESN.

Will check in later, peeps.

L-girl said...

For godsakes Lester, throw the ball! Throw. The. Ball.

Woti-woti said...

Just because this is the last regular season West Coast game is no reason to make it last all night.

L-girl said...

I hate seeing a pitcher - if he's ours - look afraid of the batters. Lester seems so timid. Awful.

mattymatty said...

I'm late to they party.

Lets see... a bunch of weak rollers for hits by the Angels... check.
Angels announcers ready to proclaim every event in some way means the Angles are the greatest team ever... check.
Volume muted.... check.
Red Sox screwing up... check.

Yessir, its game time!

Stefan said...

On gameday, that last sac fly was in the center field bleachers...

mattymatty said...

Drew caught it on the warning track.

L-girl said...

Forget about Sid, we might have to call him Trachsel.

redsock said...

if he's being sid, shouldn't he be working a bit faster?

maybe it's his plan to make the angles' pitcher's arm get cold from waiting???

L-girl said...

Drew made a great catch.

redsock said...

lester:

2 innings
3 runs
7 hits
51 pitches

Woti-woti said...

Would it be fanboyish to wish for Moss to channel Melky? After all, the Milk-dud didn't have eye-popping ml numbers. Shit. Robbed. Git im next time, Mr. Moss.

L-girl said...

Oh that was nice. Three quick outs for us, now Lester can pitch for another half hour.

This is annoying.

Jere said...

"Out by a step" Lugo lives up to his, uh, nickname. He's the fastest guy in history to ever get thrown out by a step every time. Or something. Just seems like he should beat beating out more balls.

mattymatty said...

The Angels announcers are now saying that Gary Matthews is a great player and his over-the-wall catch of Coco Crisp's almost-homer was "routine."

God I hate them so.

Jere said...

Drew had a long, whether it was cancer or any other type of injury. I say we give this kid time. Being good right away and then shitting the bed later after the manager starts trusting you based on only a few games--it's so--Yankees. Lester will be the Pedroia of pitchers.

mattymatty said...

Lester just threw one at Anderson's head for ball four. According to the announcers, this means the "Angels are getting to Lester."

By the way, thats Anderson's 10th walk of the year. You pretty much have to throw it at his head to walk him.

L-girl said...

Sure we'll give him time. He's just frustrating tonight, is all.

"Drew had a long, whether it was cancer or any other type of injury."

What's this mean?

L-girl said...

Mattymatty, what happened to your mute button?

Jere said...

Good job, offense!

redsock said...

why didn't matthews catch that routine fly from manny???

mattymatty said...

MANNY!!

Jere said...

Meant Lester when I said Drew that first time.....

Jere said...

Remy said that was a "slow-motion swing" as if it looked any different than any other Manny swing.

Jere said...

We're tied.

L-girl said...

A long layoff? It's true.

Yeah, we're hitting! AFT.

mattymatty said...

The mute button sucks. I wanna hear these lousy homers whine when we kick their butts.

I also wanna hear the "lets go Red Sox!" chants in Angels Stadium. I can promise you when the Angels come to Boston in a few weeks there won't be anyh pro-Angels chants.

nixon33 said...

OH MY GOD!!!! WE ARE SHOWING SIGNS OF LIFE

Jere said...

Let's win this and make EEi talk about the Celtics tomorrow!!! (Because nobody wants to hear happy Red Sox fans. Apparently.)

mattymatty said...

Like that! Nice hit by Drew. Theres the guy we signed. Tie game... for now.

tim said...

Hells yeah! This is the shit I'm talkin about! Battle back sox!

(picked a good time to fire up the laptop)

phrenile said...

I'm too lazy to look up the stats, so I'll just concede that Lester must be a better starter at the moment than Batshit. At least we're back in this thing now.

Jere said...

Right, a long layoff. Sometimes I say Drew when I mean Lester, and sometimes I say nothing when I mean layoff:)

Jere said...

Right, I'd rather be lookin' at a future of Lester than a future of Tavarez.

Jere said...

Yeah, Lowell!

L-girl said...

Yeah!! The doctor is operating.

tim said...

The Red Sox are a playing advertisement for the GAP right now

redsock said...

Mind The Gap.

The LCF gap, that is!

Jere said...

Two doubles for Doubles.

phrenile said...

Fuck yeah.

L-girl said...

Lester over Lips for sure. But I still think Lips has a role in the pen.

Jere said...

I have a sudden urge to shop at the six-game lead store.

L-girl said...

Varibelli get a hit? Too much to ask.

Jere said...

Oh, that's right, it closes when Wily Mo comes up.

L-girl said...

Wait for the 8-game lead store and I'll go with you.

Jere said...

If Coco doesn't get a day off for no reason it's 5-3.

phrenile said...

Well that sure ended fast.

mattymatty said...

Four is good, but I'd have like to have had that fifth. Wily Mo... man! Wily Mo... Gotta get the ball to the outfield, Wily Mo...

Jere said...

Yeah, but Wily Mo's ball had the *potential* to reach the outfield. And that's what makes him great.

L-girl said...

"If Coco doesn't get a day off for no reason it's 5-3."

Are you serious?

9casey said...

mattymatty said...
Red Sox screwing up....check

mattymatty said...
Four is good, but I'd have like to have had that fifth.


Never friggin happy....

L-girl said...

9Casey, I was about to write the same thing. It was 3-0. Now it's 4-3. This is a GOOD thing. You're not all trying to be stereotypes, are you?

thatdietcokegirl said...

lester's hot.

ps.
brandon moss

james hetfield

? ;D

L-girl said...

Ugh, you lost me there tdcg. I think they're both wankers.

James Hetfield, YUCK.

mattymatty said...

mattymatty said...

nope. never happy. well, that fifth run would have made me happy.

In all seriousness, I don't have ridiculously high standards. I can even handle losing. I don't like it, but I can handle it. What I can't handle (besides ridiculously bad announcers) is a team who gets beat in every phase of the game through little fault of their opposition. That has been the Red Sox to a tee in this series up to this past inning.

L-girl said...

Yeah, but it's one inning, of one game, out of 162.

I know, you can't help it, we all react differently to these things.

mattymatty said...

Man, when Lester attacks the strikezone he's just terrific, but you just can't walk a bunch of guys and be a successful big league pitcher. He's gotta throw the ball in the strikezone.

mattymatty said...

I-girl... you're right.

Oh, crap. Double steal. A good throw by Tek gets him, but the throw was high.

thatdietcokegirl said...

l-girl, yes. but i couldn't stop the kneejerk image-search-reaction to compare their facial features ;)

redsock said...

what does varitek do that's even halfway decent? i've forgotten.

tim said...

WTF!!!! SEXY LIPS, AGAIN?

Jere said...

""If Coco doesn't get a day off for no reason it's 5-3."

Are you serious?"

Coco can hit a fly ball to the outfield to get the run home.

thatdietcokegirl said...

trouble.

mattymatty said...

Shit. Thats gotta be it for Lester. Thats so disapointing. He was so good at the beginning of that inning, but it just totally got away from him.

Jere said...

Why do you think Brandon Moss is a wanker?

L-girl said...

"Coco can hit a fly ball to the outfield to get the run home."

He can, but you don't know if he would have.

You're obsessed with a guy's day off as if he's the lynchpin of the whole team.

mattymatty said...

Tim: Please tell me Tavarez isn't coming in again.

Jere said...

Not his fault, Tito gave him the day off--when he didn't need it, and when the other option is Wily Mo Pena.

L-girl said...

Moss, wanker, I only meant looks-wise. I don't have any opinion on the guy personally. Just the pics tdcg posted.

Jere said...

The point is, we're always resting somebody--and in games where it's close, and the offense is that close to getting what would've been the key runs to put you over the top, it's extra frustrating.

L-girl said...

But how do you know he didn't need it? You claim he didn't need it, but how would you know.

mattymatty said...

FRANCONA? YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Seriously, what the fuck? Is everyone else in the bullpen sick?

L-girl said...

Yeah, we're always resting somebody. Geez, you'd think these guys were human or something.

Jere said...

I bet there's a better chance Coco gets a runner home from third with less than two outs than there is of Brandon Moss being anything but a fine young man:)

L-girl said...

I should get out of this game thread. I can't stand the negativity. See y'all.

mattymatty said...

It does seem like Francona is always resting someone, and on a day when Ortiz is out due to injury it seems a lousy time to give someone time off who isn't hurt. Assuming he isn't hurt.

9casey said...

Jere said...
The point is, we're always resting somebody--and in games where it's close, and the offense is that close to getting what would've been the key runs to put you over the top, it's extra frustrating.

You may not feel that way in October....Look at a team like the Yankees the last few years never rest relievers or postion players and fizzle out early in the playoffs....

redsock said...

You're obsessed with a guy's day off as if he's the lynchpin of the whole team.

Well, he is the best fastball hitting guy on the roster!

Should we start calling Jere "Zim" for his insistence of always playing the 9 regulars?

mattymatty said...

I-girl: I hope I didn't drive you out. Apologies if so.

Jere said...

"Yeah, we're always resting somebody. Geez, you'd think these guys were human or something. "

So rest them all at once! Give up one game if they must have this rest! Instead of risking EVERY game! They're being babied. All these guys. I'd be out there every day for free, and that's true, not just "something people say," even though we all say it.

Jere said...

Call me Zim? You said the magic words. Ejected!

9casey said...

That's sexy!!!!!!!!lips

mattymatty said...

We all appreciate it, Jere, but I'm not sure thats a desirable outcome.

redsock said...

The point is, we're always resting somebody

We don't have a 10 man roster. It's true.

9casey said...

Now we just need 1b,1b,2b,2b,2b again and all is good in the nation

Jere said...

Dude, I'd rather have me out there than Wily Mo.

redsock said...

Call me Zim? You said the magic words. Ejected!

But I said it as I was walking away from you. I win.

Jere said...

Touche.

Jere said...

Lugo beats it out! Woohoo!

tim said...

Woohoo! Take that, Choan.

Jere said...

Lugo, I was kidding when I said Don't get thrown out trying to steal home from second, running over the mound.

thatdietcokegirl said...

that ump is a total mobster.

Jere said...

Why do I get the feeling this is all Lugo's fault?

9casey said...

Long lost brothers Chone Figgins and Beetlejuice from Stern.......

Woti-woti said...

Figgy channelling SL. Sweet. What's goin on.

9casey said...

Whats goin on????????//

Jere said...

I wish I knew.

tim said...

Long lost brothers Chone Figgins and Beetlejuice from Stern.......

LMAO! Someone else who sees it too!

It's Choan (Chown). Not "Chone" (Shaun). CHOOOOONE!

LUGO!

mattymatty said...

The third base ump called time just before the first pitch so the first ball didn't count. Thats why Francona was pissed.

Jere said...

Oh thank gramma moses Lugo wasn't thrown out. God, this guy is such a freak.

mattymatty said...

Right back at you, Angels! Double steal!!

Jere said...

Hansack fly.

thatdietcokegirl said...

bam.

Jere said...

Wow, Youk's pisssed at Lugo! For that crazy timeout call.

9casey said...

Jere said...
Wow, Youk's pisssed at Lugo! For that crazy timeout call.

Is he yelling at him in the dugout?

thatdietcokegirl said...

ahaha catfight.

Jere said...

Terrible job by Manny.

thatdietcokegirl said...

they're both sitting in mute anger 5 feet from one another lol.

Jere said...

Yeah, they exchanged words. The long shot of Lugo sitting there with ten feet of space between he and Youk, both with grim faces.

Jere said...

Give or take 5 feet.

mattymatty said...

Lets not leave a second runner on third base. Come on J.D.!

thatdietcokegirl said...

it was more like 7.5 feet.

Jere said...

They never definitively answered in pre-game, or I missed it--is Papi available to pinch hit tonight?

Jere said...

The shot was looking down the bench, so I factored in some extra space. 7.5 sounds good.

tim said...

Autopsy this at bat, doctor.

thatdietcokegirl said...

*thumbs up*

ya know. i have no answer to that. he's there...so...yah? ;)

thatdietcokegirl said...

where are l-girl and rs? ;)

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