August 15, 2007

G120: Devil Rays 6, Red Sox 5

Devil Rays - 104 001 000 - 6  9  0
Red Sox - 000 000 311 - 5 8 0
The Red Sox had the tying run on second with no one out in the bottom of the ninth (Crisp singled and Lugo doubled on a 11-pitch AB), but could not get him home. Pedroia struck out, Youkilis struck out and, after Ortiz walked, Manny struck out.

The top five hitters in the Boston lineup -- Pedroia, Yook, Tiz, Manny and Drew -- went 1-for-20 (3 walks). Matsuzaka was not sharp from the start and had a rough third inning, facing eight batters, allowing four hits, a walk and four runs.

In New York, Rivera blew it in the 10th:
Orioles - 001 200 000 3 - 6 12 0
Yankees - 000 000 003 0 - 3 10 2
Still 5 GA with a day off tomorrow before the Angels come to town for two on Friday. (MFY host Detroit on Thursday.)

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Andy Sonnanstine (6.35, 72 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.59, 126 ERA+)

197 comments:

redsock said...

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

1. Akinori Iwamura, 3B
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. B.J. Upton, CF
4. Carlos Pena, 1B
5. Delmon Young, DH
6. Brendan Harris, 2B
7. Jonny Gomes, RF
8. Dioner Navarro, C
9. Ben Zobrist, SS

Pokerwolf said...

Lugo in the nine slot and Pedroia batting lead-off.

Love it!

redsock said...

FSN on EI and Rogers, which usually shows NESN if the Jays are not playing, has YES.

SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll try Migraine for awhile and see how it goes.

redsock said...

and now the Sox is gone and the MFY are on there too.

the chokers are on 3 stations and the sox are gone.

s1c said...

Its radio for me as I am at work and tooling around the state of CT. Joe Castig and the dulcet tones of Dave O'brien.

redsock said...

called rogers. complained.

and now the sox are back -- and it's NESN now, not FSN.

nice.

now get out of this jam, dice.

tim said...

Damn. The one NESN game this week on MLBTV and I'm at work with no speakers.

tim said...

That went pretty well.

redsock said...

bedard and hughes in ny, also this afternoon.

redsock said...

man, this rays pitcher suh-ucks.

but he's a fresh face, so he'll probably toss a shutout.

he is throwing a no hitter by the way!

Woti-woti said...

Same thing happened on COGECO. I was just into my telephone rant when it flipped back to Sox. What a nightmarish experience, first Magrane, then trapped by Martinez/Thorne and YES. Christ, their ought to be a law against such abuse.
Nice escape by Dice, now start hitting.

Jere said...

Gomes moves the runner to second. (By having him getting caught stealing, then walking ad stealing second himself.)

tim said...


he is throwing a no hitter by the way!


No way? Did you just say that ANDY SONNANSTINE IS THROWING A NO HITTER?!

Jere said...

Slow-ell. But he still makes it to second.

redsock said...

The Dr. is still in.

redsock said...

Slow-ell!!! Yeah, that was pretty close. Good thing the throw was high.

redsock said...

SASAHE.

:<@

Jere said...

Man, Gameday's been messing up lately. They just gave Andy Phillips an "in play, no out," but it turned out to be a lineout to left, fortunately for us.

redsock said...

BAL: 00
NYY: 00

Jere said...

I'd say Dice gets him easily if he picks that up cleanly.

tim said...

Anyone warming yet?

This feels like a game where we'll come back and get like 6 in the bottom half.

redsock said...

should be an E on dusty, but ruled a hit.

this is what we should be doing to the rays' rag arm. damn.

Jere said...

Yeah, we're never dead, especially against Tampa. These guys aren't exactly killin' the ball off Dice, either. Well, a few have.

Jere said...

1-0 Bal.

phrenile said...

So this is going to be one of those games.

Jere said...

O's scored from second on single to Duncan in the outfield. America runs on Duncan.

redsock said...

Lips up.

Jere said...

We can score 6 in 7 innings, no problem.

redsock said...

The Party Starts Now.

Jere said...

Now=bottom 4.

tim said...

Damn, Dice's line is ugly.

No more MLBTV for me - looks like I'll be following on Yahoo Sports...better not screw this game up like they did the DET game last week.

efd said...

just wanted to acknowledge Jere's "America runs on Duncan" comment... awesome.

Matt said...

What am I missing, the opposing pitcher is 1-8 with an ERA over 6, correct?

Jere said...

Thanks, efd. I actually thought of it today, and it worked out that they actually ran on him early on. It was a risk to wait on it, but I went for it and it worked out...

redsock said...

sometimes these parties take awhile to get going.

Jere said...

Okay, once we get to that "third time through the order," we should get to this guy. !

redsock said...

matt -- and 95 hits and 16 bb in 79.1 innings coming in.

i mean, come on!

Jere said...

in play, run(s) fr the O's!

Jere said...

3-0 O-Bags.

redsock said...

america runs on damon, while more accurate, just doesn't have the same ring.

tim said...

Thanks, efd. I actually thought of it today, and it worked out that they actually ran on him early on. It was a risk to wait on it, but I went for it and it worked out...

Haha, I'll give ya kudos for that one too.

Still waiting for this party to get started in haa.

redsock said...

It's time for the lucky fifth inning!

redsock said...

Hughes so far: 4-5-3-2-4, 79 pit.

nixon33 said...

man im glad this "mismatch" is really working out for us...

Jere said...

Bedard showed up in NY today. Key. Keep him in as looooong as possible.

Jere said...

E-6. Jeter. I'm sure it was a bad hop... A horrible, horrible hop....

Pokerwolf said...

....to his left. ;)

redsock said...

Could someon tell the Red Sox hitters that there is a game this afternoon? I fear they are waiting until 7 PM to show up.

Jere said...

I fuckin' knew it. Duncan throws a guy out at the plate, inning ending double play. I apologize, everyone.

Jere said...

1st and 3rd, no out, then 2nd and 3rd, one out, helped by a Jeter error, with Full Huggies getting up to almost 100 pitches in the fifth, and the damn O's don't score.

Pokerwolf said...

Dear Red Sox,

Hits, please. Make with the contact.

redsock said...

3rd baserunner of the day -- 3rd!!!

Jere said...

Here we go. 3rd time through--1 for 1 reaching base so far.

chief said...

I'm confused, there's a guy in a white jersey at first base.

Jere said...

Got Melky hitting into a double play to end the fifth keeping it at 3-0 O's? Then you won.

Jere said...

Bullpen door opens in NY, and 'n combs Sean Henn-ity.

redsock said...

good point from don.

lips has been up 2x today, so unlikely starting friday. more hints of clay being called up?

(don did not say "lips")

redsock said...

and lips is in the game.

L-girl said...

This is so annoying! Guys, this is the DEVIL RAYS! And the Yankees are down 3-0. Let's go!!

s1c said...

I go in to do an inspection and come back to find its 6-0 D-rays. Give me a freaking break. Another 1st time pitcher shutting down the Sox.

Still 3-0 O's, but 1st and 3rd with 2 outs in duh Bronx. Bedard at 101 pitches.

redsock said...

all 3 sox hits have come with 2 outs today.

Jere said...

There we go!

redsock said...

well, alright.

see guys? it's okay to score.

keep it going.

Jere said...

Posada strands 2. We go to the 7th at 161st. 3-0 Bal.

tim said...

The lowell-tek duo gettin 'er done with all the hits today.

Jere said...

BB 4 CC

L-girl said...

It's the Mike and Tek show again!

Now time to get Cy Sonnenstine off the mound and get into that nice cushy bullpen.

nixon33 said...

i hope we're not getting this years red sox special:
too little too late.

Jere said...

6-3. Yeah! We're rollin' and whatnot.

L-girl said...

SLUUUUGO!!!!

redsock said...

Big 3rd run!!!

Jackie said...

Well, they know how to make it interesting, don't they...

tim said...

Finally, it's getting started in here.

tim said...

d-pedskis needs to rip one here.

tim said...

"- D. Pedroia flied out to deep center"

Someone define "deep"...

redsock said...

wind took it to edge of CF track.

Stefan said...

They've totally got three more runs in 'em.

Jere said...

I never feel confident in Tejada against the Yanks. Today he's 0-4, leaving 5 guys on base.

redsock said...

ESPN listing Ortiz as an outfielder.

L-girl said...

As long as we don't give any of the runs back, we can do this.

Pokerwolf said...

Come on, Lips! One more out!

Pokerwolf said...

Oh, hell. White Flag.

tim said...

Uh oh...

WF coming on with inherited runners...*gulp*

tim said...

Get Dave Navarro out here and we'll be golden.

Jere said...

Giambi's in the outfield section, too. They don't have a DH section so I guess they throw DH's into the outfield section, but it does say "DH" next to their names.

efd said...

yahoo boxscore reports "M. Timlin relieved M. Timlin"

L-girl said...

I hate to see Timlin in w/ inherited runners.

Jere said...

Bedard: 113 pitches thorough 7. No runs.

L-girl said...

Uh I posted that like 5 minutes ago, thanks blogger.

Pokerwolf said...

Swinging strike three!

Thanks, WF!

*whew*!

chief said...

White Flag hasn't been very white flaggish lately.

Jere said...

Frank Thomas also in the "outfield" section--but says DH next to his name.

tim said...

yahoo boxscore reports "M. Timlin relieved M. Timlin"

So he relieved himself? :P

Stefan said...

According to gameday, Timlin didn't throw a strike (possibly the 4th pitch caught the corner).

Jere said...

"White Flag hasn't been very white flaggish lately. "

Because he only wasn't doing well earlier because he had an injury. The guy's still good.

Jackie said...

Timlin has been a pleasant surprise over his last few outings (which is a nice balance to the unpleasant surprise that Gagne had been). A few more of these and I'll stop going into involuntary spasms of rage when I see him brought in with men on base.

Jere said...

Well the third strike was definitely a strike because the guy swung and missed.

Jere said...

O's turn to Hoey for the eighth. Let's hope he holds 'em to 3 runs max...

Jackie said...

jere - could just be confirmation bias, but I seem to recall Timlin having issues with inherited runners all the way back to 2003.

Jere said...

Throw strikes, Hoey. I implore you.

Jere said...

Oh I know all about the inherited runners... He's doing fine this year, though. More than fine. Bailed us out yesterday and got his guy today.

Jere said...

Finally, the tying run is up!

nixon33 said...

i thought it was gone!

Pokerwolf said...

MManny!!

tim said...

Hells yeah, let's do it drew!

Jere said...

Gameday said Melky Cabrera grounded out first to second to first. With nobody on.

chief said...

Yeah, I meant it as a compliment. I'm in the camp that didn't think resigning him for '07 was a good move. But he's been great since coming back from the DL.

Oh, and "Woohoo Manny Ortiz!"

Jere said...

Jeter hits into DP to end eighth! Sweet! 3-0 still.

tim said...

Jeter grounds into a twin killing, nice.

Jere said...

Way to fight 'em off, DJ werD.

Jere said...

Tee off, Slowell.

Jere said...

Everybody up.

Jere said...

Nice AB. Here's the C.

nixon33 said...

dont swing at the first pitch!

Pokerwolf said...

ARGH!!!!

Jackie said...

There are few phrases I am sicker of hearing than "The Red Sox strand a pair..."

Pokerwolf said...

Why the hell do you hit the first pitch thrown at you with the winning run on base?

Geez, Tek!

Jere said...

Kapstein on the cell. Could be getting word of a Wily Mo trade.

Baez in for the O's in 9th, and quickly allows two hits, tying run up, 0 out. At least they weren't walks.

tim said...

couple quick singles by slappy and shemp in ny and the tying run is up vs. baez

tim said...

whose the contest entry today?

Jere said...

Gets 0-2 on Posada then goes 3-2. Come on, asshole!

Jere said...

K's Dumbo, 1 out.

Jackie said...

nice DP.

2-3 runs in the 9th isn't too much to ask, I think...

tim said...

Dum-K-bo!

Jere said...

Jamie Walker in to face Abreu. I'll take it.

chief said...

Coco!

Jere said...

Sweet, Coco! Both teams have tying run up in ninth at same time. Anything could happen. Baseball roolz!

Jere said...

2nd and 3rd, two outs for Yanks, down 3 in 9th

Jere said...

Fuckin' Duncan, man. Tie F'n game.

nixon33 said...

yanks tied it up! FUCK!

Jere said...

O's should all be taken out back and put down.

tim said...

Wow. Shelley ties it with a jack.

chief said...

"...in the midst of a meeting with himself."

Drink!

Jere said...

To go 8 and 2/3rds with a 3-0 lead the whole friggin' time, man.

Jere said...

I mean, can you go to a righty against Duncan? God!

Jere said...

Ooh, Chad Bradford in. That'll fix everything!

Jere said...

Nice, Lugo. We gotta win this thing now!

nixon33 said...

I HATE YOU LUGO!!!!!!

chief said...

Lugo!

Great for us that something like 25% of the remaining games are against his old team.

Zenslinger said...

Go go Sluggo!

Jere said...

Too bad sacrifices aren't automatic any more. We'd have man on 3rd, one out.

Jere said...

Seriously. That should've been a guaranteed, just about, man on third, sac fly ties it

Jackie said...

"runs out of real estate" ... I believe that's another shot? ;)

Jere said...

Unfucking believable. Man on 2nd, 0 out, HAVE to get him over. Stand there and bunt the goddamn ball.

nixon33 said...

seriopusly, got to get that bunt down!

tim said...

yes lugo!

come on yook!

also hahaha awesome

Jackie said...

Youk redeems himself with a walkoff HR? y/y?

Jere said...

Yanks go extras.

Jackie said...

Heh, I noticed that Yahoo pic of Chadford too. Fierce moustache there.

Jere said...

You know they're goin to Mo.

Jere said...

Didn't y'all watch Bradford on TV this last weekend?

chief said...

Isn't this 3 days in a row for Mo?

Jere said...

If it's a guy ON THIRD, YOUK can swing nice and easy for a SAC FLY!! Tito, you put on the bunt til th eguy gets it down.

Jackie said...

*stream of expletives*

tim said...

Dammit yook...

tim said...

whose the contest entry today?

Wed Aug 15, 04:06:00 PM

Jere said...

Markakis doubles off Mo, Gameday shows it right at the wall....

Jackie said...

as much as I want Papi to hit one out, I don't want him to try to hit one out. Just get the runner home.

Jere said...

pinch run for Papi.

chief said...

Clutch walk by Ortiz.

MBM please.

tim said...

M please BM.

Jere said...

Tejada comes through!!!!! O's lead 4-3

Jere said...

Be HACKIN', Manny!

Jackie said...

same goes for Manny... don't be a hero, just get the damn guy at 2nd home already

Jere said...

O's score again! Crazy day!

Zenslinger said...

Another homer for Huff! Off Rivera. Nice.

tim said...

Huff 2 run shot off Mo!

Jere said...

HR, 6-3!

nixon33 said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

Jere said...

Crap. Tying run at 2nd, no out in 9th, we don't bunt, we don't deserve. Let's hope the O's can keep a 3-run lead THIS time.

nixon33 said...

another fucking red sox special...

tim said...

Once I saw the 0-2 count, I was leery. At least it wasn't looking.

tim said...

Good for you, Tito. Way to play smart baseball.

Jackie said...

well, that fucking sucked. I'm all for OBP but sometimes RBIs do matter, you know? Argh.

At least Mo's blowing it for NYY... small consolation, but still.

Zenslinger said...

Ah, well. Hopefully the O's hold on.

redsock said...

damn phone and net connection went down.

redsock said...

CI K against Chadford.

redsock said...

Jeter waves at a pitchout.

L-girl said...

Damn. What a missed opportunity.

Ah well. Go O's, and we're still 5 games up.

Jere said...

Two outs for Aprod.

L-girl said...

another fucking red sox special...

I'd be interested in knowing if that's actually true anymore. I know in 2003 and 04 it was - they'd mount a comeback, but too little too late. But I haven't been noticing it a lot this year.

Woti-woti said...

Jesus. Bradford saves. I like it when magic number improves when GBL doesn't.

tim said...

Back up to 5. Nice.

Jere said...

Love that Yanks made it look like a definite win. I bet their fans (dressed in their blue seat outfits) were really cocky after they tied it, thoughts of '04 gone from their heads. I bet Jeter was pumping away. But in the end, Mo chokes. I love it. I'll gladly exchange our slightly less painful loss for that.

nixon33 said...

maybe im wrong, but it just feels like its been happening more...they mount a comeback, and have opportunities to tie or brake it...and they dont. that lugo getting thrown out at third game comes to mind.
im trying to remember some others. i just know that i have orsillos voice tattooed to my brain with the phase "...and the red sox unable to show that fenway magic"

CaKeY said...

How about swapping Manny and Papi in the lineup? Gotta do something to wake those guys up. Maybe outfit Youk's helmet with one of those double-bottle holders. That boy needs refreshment.

tim said...

Woti-woti said...

Jesus...saves.


good ol' editing.

CaKeY said...

Hee hee

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/5584/youkti7.jpg

tim said...

Damn, I won't be able to see the Buchholz start friday. If its during the day I might be able to catch it, but I won't be around for the nightcap.

(hes clearly getting called up)

9casey said...

New York media wondering if Mo's all done? Jaba the next coming?
Pedroia, Yook, and Manny made this clown look like the Mo of old....

And oh yeah what did I miss...with all the deleting..........

I wasn't home to watch the newly intalled NESN , so I will say my record is still 2-0 when I have actually watched them......

Will be home Friday afternoon so no worries...

tim said...

Had to talk some sense into my Mom tonight :P

T: "Well a 14.5 game lead wasnt going to last all year."

M: "It'd be nice...the sox look so good on paper"

T: "So do the yankees - they've been playing .800 ball lately - whose gonna stop that? And Toronto is the best team they've played since the all star break, and their a .500 team at best. We've still got the largest lead in the majors and NY has 8 games coming up against the Tigers, so we'll see how good they really are then"

M: "I see."

Told her! BYAH! Time to work on the step-dad tomorrow, if I find out he's concerned/panic mode!

tim said...

Speaking of the hysteria...reminds me of this song...

Propaganda - The Slackers

great lyrics, but whenever i read stuff about MFY comin to git us the Propaganda...(propaganda!) line goes through my head.

s1c said...

Been looking at some stats about trailing after 8 (all figures located on page 8 except for 2003 - page 7):

trailing in 2006 - 6-63
leading 73-5 % of trailing games - 42.59% of all games

trailing in 2005 - 4-56
leading 77-3 % of trailing games - 37.04%
trailing in 2004 - 4-56
leading 88-1 % of trailing games - 37.04%
trailing in 2003 - 5-58
leading 79-2 % of trailing games - 38.89%

leading 68-1 % of trailing games in 2007 - 35.83%

Actually our 2-41 is not that far out of whack with the previous four years when you realize that we have less chances!

9casey said...

How many teams actually win games trailing after 8?

s1c your numbers got me dizzy

s1c said...

9

The best winning percentage is of a team trailing is Cleveland who has won 5 of 47.

Breakdowns as follows:
Cle - 5/42
Tampa - 5/63
Oak - 4/53
Det - 3/45
Yankees - 3/47
Red Sox - 2/41
Orioles - 2/56
Royals - 2/60
Rangers - 2/62
Angels - 1/45
Blue Jays - 1/47
Twins - 1/53
White Sox - 1/55
Mariners - 0/50

If you will notice the Sox have trailed in the fewest games after 8. Yet are 6th in percentage (4.65).

9casey said...

so basically it is really meaningless....if you are losing after 8 most team always lose

9casey said...

But now that I have nesn .I see they have a whole show based on walk offs ......s1c , if you know, what is the sox record tied after 8

s1c said...

2 and 5