August 12, 2007

G117: Orioles 6, Red Sox 3 (10)

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Cleveland loses 5-3, so the lead is down to four games -- still the largest advantage in any division.

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Curt Schilling (4.31, 105 ERA+) / Steve Trachsel (4.88, 91 ERA+)

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redsock said...

Hey! Rick Ankiel hit two more home runs yesterday!

s1c said...

Made a good play in the outfield also. I don't remember where I saw it but the Cardinals waited until after the Trade deadline to call him up so that they could get an extended look at him without worrying about the DFA stuff.

He is out of options!

L-girl said...

Rick Ankiel is out of options in more ways than one. I'm happy for him.

(And I miss BBTN!!! I'd like to see of this...)

redsock said...

L, you can log into my mlbtv account and see the clips.

L-girl said...

Thanks. I can't do that at work, and I never remember at home.

s1c said...

Ok, am listening to the Pre-game and Tom and Eck are saying that even if the Sox continue playing at this .667 (14-7) rate and the Yankees continue playing at the rate they are playing, ths Sox will be caught.

Give me a break do they really think the spankees are going to continue playing at a .761 clip?

redsock said...

During this however long stretch, the MFY have put up something like a .960 OPS as a team.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is like the entire team is hitting like Vlad G (5th in the AL in OPS).

redsock said...

We keep winning and take 4 of 6 from them and we are fine.

redsock said...

It's truly unbelievable.

Still the best record in MLB.

Still the largest lead of any division leader.

And people -- people who follow this shit for a living -- are acting like the season is over and we're out in the cold. (And dumb fans too.)

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE FUCKING IDIOTS?????????????????

(I think I answered my own question)

s1c said...

What amazed me was they mentioned that the Sox had won 14 of 21, but still, it was like, the Sox have to do what the Yankees are doing because they are just killing everybody, good pitching etc.

I mean I know Eck was on the 78 team just like Remy, (who it seems like every other game mentions the collapse), but geez!

redsock said...

Tom and Eck are saying that even if the Sox continue playing at this .667 (14-7) rate and the Yankees continue playing at the rate they are playing (.761), ths Sox will be caught.

I just did the math and they are wrong.

Sox are 70-46 and if they play their last 46 games at a .667 pace, they will finish 101-61.

NY is 65-51 and if they play their last 46 games at a .761 pace, they will finish 100-62.

Sox will still win the East by 1 game.

Come on NESN, wake up!

redsock said...

Dear NESN:

It's simple fucking multiplication. Try it sometimes and stop yakking out of your ass.

redsock said...

the Sox have to do what the Yankees are doing because they are just killing everybody, good pitching

Okay, so beat every team 18-3.

Thank god for NESN! You can't that kind of insight and analysis just anywhere, you know.

redsock said...

Seriously. Is anyone from NESN reading this? Why are you so lame?

Red Sox fans deserve more. Much more.

redsock said...

I'm annoyed.

s1c said...

You know it's not like the Sox are stinking up the place.
Runs- 3rd AL 4th MLB
RA - 1st AL, 2nd MLB
BA - 5th AL, 6th MLB
OBA - 1st AL 4th MLB
HRs - 9th AL 17th MLB
HRa - 3rd AL 6th MLB
ERA - 1st AL 2nd MLB

Except for the Home Runs those are outstanding rankings.

redsock said...

And where are my goddamn lineups?

Arggggg...

redsock said...

From MLB, because the Globe is asleep:

Sox:

DP 4
Yook 3
Flo -
MBM 7
JD 8
Dr. D 5
Tek 2
Hinske 9
Lugo 6

Baltimore:

who cares.

s1c said...

You have to remember this is in the discussion part where they are free lancing. Eck probably hasn't worked the figures.

Finally something I agree about, the Ace of the spankees is Wang.

redsock said...

Eck probably hasn't worked the figures.

So he doesn't do any prep work for the show? Just admires his hair beforehand and then wings it?

No excuse.

L-girl said...

do they really think the spankees are going to continue playing at a .761 clip?

It's like they've never seen baseball before.

I just did the math and they are wrong.

Math is an amazing thing.

I guess they think it gets viewers, listeners, sells ad space.

You guys could try doing what I do: just watch the games, and nothing else. (And my one "somethign else" (BBTN) isn't available in Canada!)

L-girl said...

Just admires his hair beforehand and then wings it?

Heh, a pun - his hair is "winged". I know you guys love Eck, but I cannot take a man with hair like that seriously.

s1c said...

Stat for the Day - Papelbon is now 8th on the All Time list for Saves with 62. Next up is Tom Gordon at 68.

L-girl said...

A real Yooook AB.

L-girl said...

Please no first-pitch hacking today.

s1c said...

Trachsel - no fooling around with this guy today, lets hit him and him hard.

redsock said...

Please no first-pitch hacking today.

Maybe a few times, otherwise it'll be a 6 hour game.

s1c said...

Good god, somebody is walking in the stands with a hot dog outfit on that says Rem Dog. Pray tell me Remy paid for this guy to do that!

redsock said...

Never underestimate what some people will do to get on TV.

s1c said...

The Courant is saying that Coco has sore legs and the flu, so he is getting the day off. Was wondering why he was sitting.

s1c said...

Globe is saying that Beckett and Schilling will not pitch the double header. Amalie Benjamin is speculating that Buchholz, since he is starting today would be the other pitcher beside Beckett.

L-girl said...

What?! A day off??!! Never!! No one gets a day off! I'd play every day for free, blah blah blah...

No fair ragging on someone who's not here, I guess.

s1c said...

2nd and 3rd with 1 out, HERE WE GO RED SOX!

redsock said...

alright boys - enuff with the hacking.

s1c said...

Twor great plays on Tek and Lugo prevent the runs from scoring. Diving Leap by Mora to end the inning. GRRRRR

s1c said...

Fragging Lugo - That was a double play ball.

redsock said...

Bos: 00
Bal: 01

&

NYY: 000 2
Cle: 000

This means we've been elimnated from post-season play, right?

When's Truck Day 2008?

s1c said...

Lucky they only got the one run thanks to Slugo. Right through the 5 hole.

s1c said...

Number 1 reason why Pedroia should not be ROY, he is slower than an armadillo.

s1c said...

Being

L-girl said...

re ROY, speed is not necessarily a factor. how he compares to other rookies, overall, is what counts. no?

L-girl said...

yeah!!! mbm

redsock said...

what did manny do?

s1c said...

Doubled and then on a passed ball tried to take third. Only the ball went like 2 feet from the catcher and he was out by 30 feet.

redsock said...

figured it was a wayward pitch, gameday didn't say he was stealing.

L-girl said...

Did you forget to say he knocked in 2 runs?

s1c said...

Why yes, yes I did, but Sock is watching gameday so figured he saw that!

Q: Looking at Emergency room bill- anybody know what an - e.d. prof. level IV charge is?

redsock said...

i was only asking about the out.

s1c said...

Roberts drops the ball on Payton's throw so Varitek's single becomes a double!

redsock said...

Suuuuuh-lugo!

s1c said...

Split fingered fastball and Slugo comes through! 4 doubles in 7 hits, Drew has two of the singles!

nixon33 said...

i hate lugo! ha

s1c said...

re ROY, speed is not necessarily a factor. how he compares to other rookies, overall, is what counts. no?

Yes that is what counts but if he had Varitek or Mirabelli speed he would have a hit today.

redsock said...

keep hatin', it's working.

nixon33 said...

at least he made up for that E.
looks like the MFY are almost done pissing all over the never-scoring-runs indians

s1c said...

MFY 3 - we suck cleveland indians - 0 after 6. Suckettes are 0 for 12 RISP.

L-girl said...

Catch me up? Work idiots (workiots?) interrupted.

L-girl said...

anybody know what an - e.d. prof. . . . charge is?

A professor who can't get it up, but asks people to pay for it anyway?

redsock said...

leadoff double tek
one out double lugo.

3-1

L-girl said...

It's amazing how the Indians can't play against the Yankees this year. You should have heard (or maybe you did) the Cleveland announcers last night. They are so in love with the Yanks.

s1c said...

Slugo doubled in a run and Schill has still only given up one hit. Other than that it's been uneventful.

L-girl said...

thanks

all the idiots are here today. some who i thought were not idiots turn out to be so.

L-girl said...

Ah, the Sluugo hate is working! :)

nixon33 said...

since im in Brooklyn, i get YES.
am i the only sox fan who actually likes michael kay? his radio show blows away anything on eei.
but the problem is that he basically re-does his radio show during games.

s1c said...

Strand those runners. Nice escape by schill.

L-girl said...

am i the only sox fan who actually likes michael kay?

yes

his radio show blows away anything on eei.

his radio show makes me rethink my opposition to censorship. i think it's the worst piece of crap on the air.

nixon33 said...

ha. his interviews are good tho...

redsock said...

am i the only sox fan who actually likes michael kay?

you are the only living being in the universe that likes michael kay.

nixon33 said...

indians: 3 runs in the last 24 innings. great

s1c said...

I actually don't mind Kay as an announcer, but I have never listened to his radio station, so I have no idea whether it would be good or bad.

redsock said...

his radio show makes me rethink my opposition to censorship.

his continued existence makes me rethink my opposition to the death penalty.

redsock said...

have you ever heard him broadcast a sox-yanks game?

L-girl said...

He's fine as an announcer. That's not what most people hate about him.

L-girl said...

his radio show makes me rethink my opposition to censorship.

his continued existence makes me rethink my opposition to the death penalty.


I set you up for that one. :)

redsock said...

I'd rather listen to McCarver, Berman and Morgan for every game than Kay.

nixon33 said...

" That's not what most people hate about him."
what is it then? im just curious...

redsock said...

all the idiots are here today. some who i thought were not idiots turn out to be so.

She does not mean here!

s1c said...

Yes I have heard him announce a Yanks Sox game. He doesn't get me up in arms, but that was usually because Stirling had my blood boiling so bad that he sounds almost sane.

Of course Waldman and Stirling must be a real treat now (oh, my god its the most...).

nixon33 said...

indians bases loaded no outs. lets see how they fuck this up...

chris said...

got lots of chores today so i'll be in and out, but just wanted to make sure everyone saw this before they all hit the bob ryan panic button:

from SOSH:
The yankees have a .947 team OPS. "They're basically hitting as though the entire team was a little (.004) worse than Vlad Guerrero."

unsustainable???
:)

nixon33 said...

jesus, bases loaded and they pick they guy off at first!

chris said...

Oh by the way- that was after the break.

redsock said...

from SOSH:
The yankees have a .947 team OPS. "They're basically hitting as though the entire team was a little (.004) worse than Vlad Guerrero."


I mentioned this in comment #7!

Can't last. Won't last.

redsock said...

they got 1.

brak brak got pciked off.

L-girl said...

She does not mean here!

omg of course not. i'm at work. these are workiots.

L-girl said...

Now, what anyone has against John Sterling I'll never understand. I like his announcing quite a lot.

s1c said...

Varitek just missed an RBI double, I mean the dust of the dust of the chalk flies up.

A professor who can't get it up, but asks people to pay for it anyway?

Everybody is a comedian(ne). Seriously though since it was almost $400 on the bill I guess I'll have to call and see what the frag it is.

redsock said...

shit like:

"whatta ya know, it's robby cano"

every. single. time. he gets a nice hit.

s1c said...

ok 1st and 3rd let us get some more boys! Roberts just missed getting to it though.

s1c said...

Broken bat double play to the pitcher, Hinske may be slower than Pedroia. Trachsel looked Lowell back to third and still got the DP.

L-girl said...

Everybody is a comedian

Everyone tries, anyway. :)

No feminine suffix needed, btw.

s1c said...

Got to see the replay on this - Lugo is showing the Home plate Umpire where he got hit and yet they aren't giving him first base. Hard to tell on the replay.

Strike two, and now sLugo is really pissed.

redsock said...

sterling's got a catchphrase or identical way to call every sngle, every double, every home run.

but every baseball play is different, so if someone is broadcasting as though he's reading from script, that's horrible.

redsock said...

kay is often the same way.

s1c said...

No feminine suffix needed

After reading your comment at dugout I am almost afraid of pissing you off!!! ;)

nixon33 said...

my fav is "that was very A-Rodian"

L-girl said...

sterling's got a catchphrase or identical way to call every sngle, every double, every home run.

And this differs from Don Orsillo how?

L-girl said...

After reading your comment at dugout I am almost afraid of pissing you off!!! ;)

Almost? ;-)

I'm not picking on you. I'm "educating". :)

s1c said...

Have to admit, Schilling really looks like he is throwing smooth and easy this game! Still, no strike outs though.

L-girl said...

No Ks are ok. However he wants to get the outs is fine. Ks take more pitches anyway.

nixon33 said...

we need to see gagne today.

s1c said...

Sock, watch your bp - 82 pitches for Schilling and Timlin is warming up in the pen.

L-girl said...

aa-oo-gah! aa-oo-gah!

WHITE FLAG SIGHTING FROM S1C

s1c said...

Joe Castig - is saying that the three game series set a Camden Yard attendance record. 48,485 today, 40 thousand being RSN.

redsock said...

I'm partial to Jeterian.

Orsillo got 'em too, but they are different. "Gets the bad news" and stuff like that is different than "a fast strike" or that was "6 inches from being a home run" (a common one from years back).

Sterling is describing actual events on the field, DO is offering after-the-fact commentary.

Also, Sterling calls the game assuming you are watching TV with the radio on. If you've got only a radio, you'll miss a lot of wehat a radio guy should tell you.

L-girl said...

nice

L-girl said...

nice re attendance, that is

L-girl said...

Orsillo got 'em too, but they are different. "Gets the bad news" and stuff like that is different

Yeah. It's coming from a Red Sox announcer.

Also, Sterling calls the game assuming you are watching TV with the radio on. If you've got only a radio, you'll miss a lot of wehat a radio guy should tell you.

That's bad. However, in listening to games as we are driving around the US, I noticed that nearly everyone does this except Vin Scully. It must be very hard to avoid when working with a TV monitor in front of you.

redsock said...

When Don starts using phrases like

"Bern babe Bern"
"Bam-tino"
"Georgie's juiced one"
"Whatta ya know, it's Robby Cano"
"It's an A-Bomb for A-Rod"

and many others i have thankfully forgotten

every single fucking night, we can talk.

s1c said...

Remy saying he expects Okajima to be warming up now. Schilling 92 pitches / 70 strikes. H probably will be pulled.

redsock said...

oh and who can forget the giambino!

i wonder why sterling doesn't ever say "and Giambi's juiced one" ....

hmmmm.

L-girl said...

Well, we can talk now. We just disagree. :)

Some announcers appeal to people or drive others crazy, and there's no real rationale for it, it just is. A friend of ours (occasional poster here) said he hates Vin Scully. I couldn't believe it. How could anyone hate The Best Announcer? So there ya go.

redsock said...

you want the ghost of ruth to seriously haunt your team?

keep throwing phrases like "bamtino" and "giambino" around.

redsock said...

Re Scully: I have seen in print what Vin said during the ninth inning of one of Koufax's no-hitters.

Forget great announcing, it was superb writing! All off the cuff, as the action unfolded. Amazing!

s1c said...

TG - Trachsel finally pulled - the man is worse than mussina when some one is on base.

"Giambi's juiced one

Because he is the biggest freaking homer I've ever heard in my life!

L-girl said...

Because he is the biggest freaking homer I've ever heard in my life!

I actually think Don & Jerry are just as bad. I know most disagree. I mostly like Don, but they are both super homers.

s1c said...

Well, it is pretty much assured that Drew and MBM will set career highs in GIDP's this year.

redsock said...

Only 1 K in the entire game.

Yook looking in the 4th.

L-girl said...

I think Remy is awful. To me, the constant in-game commercials for his own shit is worse than anything Michael Kay or John Sterling have to offer.

I have a problem with advertising, I loathe its constant presence in our game, and to have an announcer advertise his own crap under the guise of cutsey fan community is beyond the pale.

s1c said...

I don't mind homers on tv, because I can see the action and can make up my own my mind about the worthiness of the call. On the radio though, if some one is being a homer makes it hard for me to really imagine the action.

L-girl said...

Only 1 K in the entire game.

Yook looking in the 4th.


And called! Wow.

chris said...

Eeesh, sorry Redsock, I knew you would beat me to the punch! I was rushing out the door ;)

Schill coulda pitched worse...

s1c said...

Jeemer warming up in the pen.

6 IP 0 ER's, 92 pitches - Give me 8 more of those from schill and I will be more than pleased.

redsock said...

Do not let White Flag go more than 1 inning. Please!

redsock said...

The percentage of time Remy spends analyzing the actual play on the field must be the lowest of any color guy.

chris said...

Who wouldn't?
And even more pleased when the next inning is timlin and it's 1-2-3

L-girl said...

Good point re radio vs tv homerism.

chris said...

GOOD NEWS
less than 10 appearances for timlin until 1000, which means ideally we see him less than 10 more times

s1c said...

Oka and the Canuck warming up. Timlin will most likely be yanked.

redsock said...

Is there any debate about the 9th?

Dimmer or Bot?

s1c said...

5-3 in the bot 9th, 2nd and 3rd 1 out in cleveland. Rivera pitching

chris said...

Redsock: I have not heard anything that would state differently than papelbon. you?

s1c said...

haven't seen the Bot warming up, 2 outs in cleve.

chris said...

anyone scared? i feel like gange's redemption is in order.

s1c said...

Sizemore struck out, Blake flies out to left and theeeee Yankeeeees Winnnnn.

nixon33 said...

fucking indians, tying runs on 2nd and 3rd and NO OUTS! and they cant get any runs in the 9th. yanks win... fuckers

L-girl said...

the whole pen working today

L-girl said...

Doesn't matter if the Yankees win, as long as we win, which we will. Which means still five games up.

Re gagne, not scared.

s1c said...

Cleveland had the tieing run at 2nd with no outs. Did not score another run.

s1c said...

Bot up and warming. c'mon you crazy canuck.

chris said...

L: Excellent. Redemption, I say!!

Matt said...

People talk about how good Sizemore is all the time, I am still waiting to see him make a meaningful contribution with that talent.

s1c said...

95 mph on that pitch to Tajada.

redsock said...

just thought that with snuffer yesterday, maybe closer jr. would go today --in the 9th that is.

chris said...

shit, i was wrong

nixon33 said...

WHAT THE FUCK!

s1c said...

Fragging canuck. Right down the middle of the plate at 93mph.

L-girl said...

fuckety fuck

had to be tehodder too

Matt said...

Is someone paying him to blow games?

redsock said...

People talk about how good Sizemore is all the time, I am still waiting to see him make a meaningful contribution with that talent.

Waiting?

Only 2 full seasons -- OPS+ of 125 and 135. 122 so far this year.

If he'd like to keep doing what he doe sin Boston, I'll drive Ococ to the airport. Now.

chris said...

So i guess gange didn't read moneyball.....DONT PITCH DOWN THE MIDDLE TO TEH HODDY

s1c said...

Gagne knew it was gone as soon as it was hit.

L-girl said...

Sizemore has been fantastic. What makes you think otherwise?

redsock said...

8-9-1 for the Sox.

chris said...

Redsock: no kidding. he's good in the clutch, too.

L-girl said...

here we go, home run from slugo, then bot finishes it off.

nixon33 said...

come on lugo i hate you!

s1c said...

Better be pinch running for Hinske!

WTF!!!

L-girl said...

did my gameday freeze? what's up?

L-girl said...

help! help! i still have hinske with 2 strikes

s1c said...

If Slugo hadn't have attempted bunts it would be 3-0 count.

FRAGGG.

s1c said...

Hinske reached on HBP, Slugo attempted two bunts then flew out to deep left field.

redsock said...

me too -- fuckin mlb

Matt said...

I was just irked at Sizemore striking out in that situation. He is enormously talented and having a great season. However, he is hitting .184 in late innings and .288 with runners in risp (which is pretty good, I admit) overall.

L-girl said...

thanks

crap

L-girl said...

matt, everyone strikes out in big situations. you can't judge anything by that.

L-girl said...

i need pbp please!

Matt said...

Look, I know I can't judge by that. Please take a grain of salt with what I said in one emotional situation. I recognize the talent of the player.

L-girl said...

*whimper*

gameday completely dead

redsock said...

turned on mlbtv

looks like dusty flew out to medium LCF

chris said...

OPS late and close is 836 with a bad babip, 2 outs RISP 967 with a good babip....

anyway about those sox

L-girl said...

grains taken, no problem

nixon33 said...

this is bizarre! hinske stolen base?

chris said...

weak pop out confirmed

s1c said...

Pedroia flew out to CF, Hinske just stole second base though on a very close call.

L-girl said...

game day is back

s1c said...

Youk up to bat with a 1-0 count.

redsock said...

hinske was dead at second -- and they called him safe. horrible out of position ump could not see the tag at all.

don't waste this xmas gift yook.

s1c said...

2-2 to youk. c'mon youk!

redsock said...

that was not close at all at second. his foot was 3 feet from the bag when the tag was on.

i was all ready to fume about a CS to end the game -- and then he got the call!!!!!!!

chris said...

youk working it....come on!!

s1c said...

wasted!!!

L-girl said...

YBY

chris said...

urgh.
more gange maybe?

L-girl said...

shit

L-girl said...

Snuffer please!!

redsock said...

end the inning, i mean.

still tied.

tim said...

I fall asleep and wake up to the Coors Light Cold Blast - we gave away decent prospects for this piece of shit?

L-girl said...

next time stay awake

L-girl said...

MDC?

tim said...

MDC in the game.

1-2 ccount to Mora.

tim said...

Mora Ks

chris said...

I like MDC here...this game to me means nothing anymore, so I just want to see MDC prove it.

tim said...

Jay 'season ending shoulder surgery this week' Gibbons PHing for Bako.

L-girl said...

i wonder why the game doesn't mean anything. sure means something to me.

chris said...

First pitch to that batter- changeup? it had screwball movement from my perspective.
anyone?

chris said...

Because if we blow it I don't want to cry :( hah.

But yeah, mostly i just have a man crush on mDC :/

L-girl said...

I understand. :)

You think you can make it hurt less by saying you don't care. That's what all those "we've lost the division" idiots are doing. (Not that you are one of them.)

chris said...

dear god his changeup is looking good!

tim said...

Gibbons Ks on a changeup away in the dirt.

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