August 10, 2007

G115: Orioles 6, Red Sox 5

Red Sox - 000 000 050 - 5  9  0
Orioles - 100 000 041 - 6 9 0
A rare blown save and loss from Jeemer (after Dimmer spit the bit).

It was a shame, since Dice pitched well (7-4-1-4-7, 113) and we had finally knocked Bedard out of the game and lit up the O's pen. Nice hits from WMP and Lugo in the 8th to get on the board and take a lead.

The MFY beat Cleveland 6-1 by the ocean to close the gap to 5 GB.

***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.70, 123 ERA+) / Erik Bedard (3.09, 144 ERA+)

Dice is only three strikeouts away from tying Ken Brett's rookie club record of 155 K, set in 1970.

Bedard was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for July, the first Oriole to be chosen since Ben McDonald in April 1994. On July 31, Bedard held the Sox to two hits in six scoreless innings.

The Yankees are in Cleveland tonight (Hughes/Carmona).

110 comments:

nixon33 said...

anyone have the lineup?

redsock said...

I usually get them from Extra Bases. Not up yet, though.

redsock said...

Amalie Benjamin says Mirabelli is throwing BP.

The Stud Who Allows Bombs?

nixon33 said...

ha. i love this blog

redsock said...

I'll be away until game time (hopefully not too much longer), so if anyone gets lineups, post away.

tim said...

The same Amalie who wishes she was watching something called "Homicide" right now?

s1c said...

Haven't seen the line ups yet! Correction though Red - I show he gave up a two run bomb by Ortiz in the third!

Still, this guy has been spectacular in his last ten starts. That includes the start against the Red Sox on 7/31/2007 in which he went 6 innings of two hit ball and earned the win over Josh Beckett. In those ten starts he is 8 and 0 with a 2.27 ERA and is averaging 6.73 innings per start with a .86 WHIP. In other words he has been spectacular.

s1c said...

Weei saying that the Line up is:

Lugo SS
Pedroia 2b
Ortiz DH
Ramirez LF
Youkilis 1b
Lowell 3b
Varitek C
Crisp CF
WMP RF

Wily Mo is 5 for 9 vs Bedard in his career.

redsock said...

On the morning of July 20, the Red Sox led the MFY by 6.5 games.

In the 18 games since, the MFY have gone 14-6 and Boston has gone ... 13-6.

So in almost 3 weeks, New York has made up only .5 games.

At that pace, it will take them about 36 weeks -- 9 months -- to catch the Red Sox.

Panic? I don't think so.

L-girl said...

The above comment would make a good post.

It might even be posted in JoS's greatest hits in the sidebar.

Woti-woti said...

Can Wily Mo say that he's one-half of a $15.875 mil. platoon?

redsock said...

1. Julio Lugo, SS
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. Wily Mo Pena, RF

1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Corey Patterson, CF
3. Nick Markakis, RF
4. Miguel Tejada, SS
5. Kevin Millar, 1B
6. Aubrey Huff, DH
7. Melvin Mora, 3B
8. Ramon Hernandez, C
9. Tike Redman, LF

redsock said...

The above comment would make a good post.

Done.

nixon33 said...

whats up wiht direct tv not using the nesn feed as of late?! UGH

redsock said...

MLBTV has the O's feed (aka bird droppings).

This is highly annoying. Is NESN not properly bribing the PTB?

redsock said...

1-0 Birds, but I still get to slap my crotch and yell "fuck ya, miggy!"

L-girl said...

Please, think of the children.

redsock said...

Are there any kids reading this? Raise your hand.

nixon33 said...

MFY up 2-0

nixon33 said...

i love how the yanks make every team look like the drays, as of late. and theyre doing it again with the indians vs. carmona. unbelievable

Edward Lee said...

ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A NO-HITTER

nixon33 said...

long night

redsock said...

Good work, Edward Lee!

Now then:

ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!
ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!
ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!
ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!
ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!
ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!
ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!
ERIK BEDARD IS THROWING A SHUTOUT!!!

nixon33 said...

how should i put this?
I HATE FUCKING LUGO
everything about him

9casey said...

nixon33 said...
how should i put this?
I HATE FUCKING LUGO
everything about him

Good thing you didn't ask Where

nixon33 said...

come again?

9casey said...

What part did you not understand?

You asked How should I put this, now change the How with Where.....

Lugo is a Redsock and I assume you are a Redsock fan, support your team , and don't freak out in the 4th Inning.......

redsock said...

I thought maybe he got picked off again and Gameday was slow.

L-girl said...

"Lugo is a Redsock and I assume you are a Redsock fan, support your team , and don't freak out in the 4th Inning....... "

Thanks 9Casey. :)

9casey said...

L, your Welcome

L-girl said...

We all have our favourite players and the guys we dislike. You all know who mine are. :)

But why not save hate for the enemy?

redsock said...

I have been working. Are the Sox batters mailing in their ABs?

Woti-woti said...

No, Bedard's been that good.

redsock said...

And 95 thru 7 for the Canadian.

Get into the pen while it's still only 1-0.

nixon33 said...

whatever, im not freaking out about the fourth inning. im upset cause lugo sucks with his errors and his bad base-running. sure hes streaky with the bat.
im tired of this kiss ass redsox nation

chris said...

I'm tired of CB Bucky more than I am of lugo. Goddamn, son, can we get an umpire audit.

We can still win this. nooooooo prob

L-girl said...

im tired of this kiss ass redsox nation

Someone holding a gun to your head?

redsock said...

this kiss ass redsox nation

how long have you been a sox fan?

no one hates sox players like sox fans.

no.

one.

...

shit.

nixon33 said...

sorry im new here and sorry i dont have all the people on here backing me up when i voice my opinion. after all thats what this place is for. i dont like lugo, so you tell me where to put it,. thats kind.
thanks for the fellow baloons and lolipops supprot you show the rest of the sox fans.
i didt start shit, jesus.

redsock said...

Varibelli with the hit.

We got "I turned on MLBTV mojo"!

L-girl said...

I haven't been a Sox fan very long, but I've been a baseball fan all my life. I won't hate my own players.

Former managers, yes.

Current players, no.

L-girl said...

Nixon33, calm the fuck down. You voiced an opinion and people said something back to you, is all.

redsock said...

you can hate lugo all you want. it's fine with me. however, some people may disagree with you. that's all.

the hatred has decreased since 2004, i will admit that. but before that, we hated many sox more than most yankees.

redsock said...

I wanna WMD from WMP.

nixon33 said...

WMP vs bedard numbers finally show their face tonight!

redsock said...

after all thats what this place is for.

I'm not sure what this means. I hope it means this is a place where you can voice your opinion -- as opposed to where certain opinions are valid (or backed up) and some are not.

redsock said...

FUCK YAH WILY!!!!!!!!!!!

nail that canuck!!!

redsock said...

bye bye erik shit the bed-ard.

redsock said...

Okay, Lugo -- N33 wants some bingo!

9casey said...

Trot, I have been ripped on this site numerous of times, And if you are looking for lolli's , and Baloons. This might not be the place for you.......

If anything this a place that gives you knowledge and let's you voice your opinions in any form you wish too, but don't be ignorant and not expect to called on it...

redsock said...

woo fucking hoo.

buntugo!

Woti-woti said...

Palmer's assinine partner's calling of balls and strikes reminds me of why I mute foreign announcers. I keep trying to give them a chance ... And Lugo with the bunt

chris said...

"don't get picked off, julio"



;)

redsock said...

If anything this a place that gives you knowledge and let's you voice your opinions in any form you wish too, but don't be ignorant and not expect to called on it...

Not quite *any* form, but thank you, sir!

Maybe I'll use this as a subtitle!

nixon33 said...

ha finally!

chris said...

I got a better subtitle:

Since july 8th (the slump)
.333, .371, .472

redsock said...

For me, Tejada screwing up is almost as sweet as CI screwing up. Amazing, but true!!!

Loaded for The Big Fellow!!

redsock said...

Wait a minute --

Jamie "JJ" Walker is pitching to David "Florida Evans/Esther Rolle" Ortiz?

Dynomite!!!

Stay tuned for GOOD TIMES!!!

Woti-woti said...

Papi, Papi, Papi. All youse stats boys out there recalibrate the close and late one.

redsock said...

Batted around!

chris said...

Hah. My mom went to bed before the rally- I said WAIT- once we get to the BP we will score

I love being right. Especially since the last time i was right was about lester sucking :(

Woti-woti said...

GOOD TIMES--Hey Red Sock, was that off the cuff or have you been saving that up?

nixon33 said...

all with TWO OUT! this is what i like to see from this team, clutch two out hitting.
nice comeback...

redsock said...

Off the cuff baby!

I'm using all my A material in the game thread.

redsock said...

Final from the oceanside: MFY 6-1.

L-girl said...

Whoo-hoo, I go off to do some work and look at the score. Yeah, baby!!

L-girl said...

Plus 9Casey is saying great things like this:

If anything this a place that gives you knowledge and let's you voice your opinions in any form you wish too, but don't be ignorant and not expect to called on it...

What more can you ask from a game thread.

chris said...

papelbot- start warming up
love,
farrel

chris said...

PS: Or tell oki to. LOL!
-johnny

redsock said...

Umm, Eric? Not all the Canadian pitchers in the game have to cough up a lead tonight.

Start dimming.

L-girl said...

I guess he didn't hear you. Next time speak French.

chris said...

Poor JD. Must be the money!

Sir Jahmez said...

JD deserves a raise for that wonderful play. Wow Gagne sure does make things exciting. I'm so glad we got him.

chris said...

Well, the best thing about gange is that if he pulls an edgar-as-a-pitcher, it's not the end of the world, we still have an amazing bullpen!

Matt said...

what the hell was in the bullpen water cooler tonight?

chris said...

diareia juice?

get it...shit the bed...renteria...get it...

yeah. i'll stop now.

nixon33 said...

shit, i cant believe that just took place.

redsock said...

000 000 05
100 000 04

seriously - that's a crazy ass linescore.

redsock said...

all the beatwriters have trashed their 1-0 loss stories and their 5-1 win stories.

working (slowly) on #3 now.

chris said...

Fangraphs doesn't have the win probability graphs for today, what's that other site that does it for free?

L-girl said...

ugh

chris said...

holy balls, that was a laser by the catcher!

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
all the beatwriters have trashed their 1-0 loss stories and their 5-1 win stories.

working (slowly) on #3 now.

ha awesome.
shit coco is fast, intially i thought he was out!
lets go oki doki!

chris said...

well that was pretty bad. life of a sox fan.

Woti-woti said...

Shit. Palmer jinxed us with all that talk about the best bullpen in baseball. Get them tomorrow.

redsock said...

shit.

when are we getting a cf with an arm?

L-girl said...

life of a baseball fan, you mean. life of a sox fan is more fun. we're in 1st place.

STILL

nixon33 said...

fucking fuck.
man that wasn't. a lot things that dont usually happen, happened.
gagne gave up a boatload if hits, drew BADLY misplays a ball, oki gives up runs.....
tough one

L-girl said...

no way around it, this one SUCKED

thatdietcokegirl said...

hey guys!! ;D

how's it going??????

nixon33 said...

seriously. wasnt pretty.

Joe Grav said...

unreal. seriously. un-fuckin-real. :X

anyone else afraid they have overused Okajima?

well, there's another game tomorrow... we will have to get 'em then

chris said...

laura- of course. I'm just too young to have seen any real horrid moments except for 03, so I haven't been weathered yet ;)

joe: yeah, that's why we have gange. gah.

redsock said...

I'm just too young to have seen any real horrid moments except for 03, so I haven't been weathered yet ;)

you are plenty fuckin' weathered. 2003 was the worst.

thatdietcokegirl said...

yup, 03 = worst ever.

but 04 was more awesome than 03 was bad, so it's kinda like who the fuck cares about 03 now (sorta. my heart was just like 'wait')

chris said...

I dunno, my elder generation can make a pretty good case for 78, 86, etc, and as DCG says, I had 2004 a mere year later.

03 was a truly depressing experience, but what I really meant was if I were 75 and it were 2003, my comment about "life of a red sox fan" could not be countered by laura ;)

See you guys tomorrow.

redsock said...

I dunno, my elder generation can make a pretty good case for 78, 86, etc

Well, I'm old. I was 14 in 1978, so I dealt with both of them, and for me 2003 was the absolute rock bottom worst. in no small part because the players did no wrong. but they couldn't overcome their shit for brains manager.

and as DCG says, I had 2004 a mere year later.

true, but you had no idea about that in october 2003.

hell, for more than half of october 2004 you had no idea about that.

Sir Jahmez said...

tomorrow we shall conquer.

L-girl said...

I'm just too young to have seen any real horrid moments except for 03, so I haven't been weathered yet ;)

My conversion to the Red Sox happened in the summer of 03. My first experience with the team was having my heart crushed and watching the person I love having his heart ripped apart, shredded and stomped on.

I'd say you and are weathered. It won't ever be worse than that.

L-girl said...

I dunno, my elder generation can make a pretty good case for 78, 86, etc, and as DCG says, I had 2004 a mere year later.

I'd like to hear any Sox fan argue that 78 or 86 was worse than 2003.

Remember, in 2003 you have the memories of 78 and 86. That alone makes it worse.

Then you have what Allan said. The players were phenomenal. It was perfection. And someone gave it away.

But anyway, what I really meant to say was...

hell, for more than half of october 2004 you had no idea about that.

For most of the season, too. That's worth remembering.

PS Redsock you are not old. I'm older than you, and I'm not old, so you're not old either, so there, nyah nyah.

L-girl said...

you and are weathered

you and ^I^ are weathered

L-girl said...

tomorrow we shall conquer

nice to see that in there :)

s1c said...

Well, I'm old. I was 14 in 1978, so I dealt with both of them, and for me 2003 was the absolute rock bottom worst. in no small part because the players did no wrong. but they couldn't overcome their shit for brains manager.

Slightly older, so I dealt with the 75 Series (still the greatest 7 game series IMHO), the 78 collapse was agonizing because of Gerbil and the 86 was excruciating because we were 1 strike away but after the wild pitch you just knew it was going to go bad.

2003 though left me in a daze for two days. It also cost me a new remote for the basement TV since I threw it against the wall making many new pieces of broken plastic.

The Sox did every thing right but the stupid manager let the players down. It also was the first time that my daughter had felt the "curse".

I remember on the following Saturday talking to my niece and daughter as I made waffles, that the worst thing their dads had done was let them become Red Sox fans. Bucky "bleeping" Dent, the '86 world series etc. etc. were detailed for them with the words that next year may never come. 2003 made 2004 that much sweeter but man did it hurt.

tim said...

Wow, just got home and checked the score. Looks like Gagne needs to pull the spoon out of his throat and pitch better. He's making the trade look like a bad thing.

Weird, I was going through the end of the game posts on this thread and had major deja vu...thats like 3 of them in the past couple days. What the hell is wrong with me.

tim said...

2003 made 2004 that much sweeter but man did it hurt.

Ditto. 2003 was my first ultra-serious year as a Red Sox fan - watching every game, following online etc. Prior to that, I would watch a bunch of games but wasn't as 'die hard' as 2003 became.

I don't even know how to describe the emptiness I felt in 2003. I was in Florida on vacation for basically all of the playoffs and it was such an amazing time, then with about a week left in the trip Boone crushed my hopes of driving over to Miami to see the Red Sox in the world series. I really felt desolate, empty for the remainder of the trip. I mean, clearly it was an awesome vacation, but I no longer had games to look forward to at night after getting back from the beach.

Eric Jefcoat said...

If anyone can lose this thing, it's the Dead Sox.

L-girl said...

Game 7 2003 was Allan's 40th birthday. We were still in NYC, the whole ciy was electric with anticipation. It was the 1st series that Allan and I were ever on the same side. (No one knew but him.) It was so much fun.

We went to Union Square Cafe, our favorite place, had lunch at the bar. The two bartenders were wearing a Boston cap and a NY cap. This is not a sports bar, it's one of the city's top restaurants.

We were so sure it was going to go our way.

****

I'm glad I went through 2003. If I had become a fan in 2004, what would that be? I'd never have been tested. I haven't shared much of Red Sox pain, but I did share that bit of it.

L-girl said...

Someone mentioned concern that Jeemer might be being over-used? I share that.

Joe Grav said...

That was me. I've been worried about that for about a month now. Even though he's been doing fine, it concerns me to see that he's made so many appearances.

We need him down the stretch.

chris said...

If anyone still checks this- nice words guys. 2003 definitely almost made me quit, but once there was a new manager, I felt like my heart could take another year ;). Worth it!


As for oki- well, he's definitely going to have pitched more innings than usual by the end of the year. That's why theo found bought gange, but if gange can't do his job, then we do what we have to, there's no other choice. I don't think tito's wasting oki on non critical situations, so it's either MDC or gange that has to come up big to save his arm a little. Trust me, the last thing I want is a tom gordon thang going.