August 21, 2007

G126: Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 6

It was the bottom of the order who put this one out of reach in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, one out and the score knotted at 2-2, Varitek singled home one run, and Crisp and Lugo both followed with two-run doubles.

Boston led 7-2, although Tampa closed the gap to 7-5 in the fifth and 8-6 in the seventh. ... Also worth noting was David Ortiz's triple to left-center in the first inning and his infield single to the pitcher (who fielded it on the third base side of the grass) in the third. Wheels!

Papelbot came on for four outs, getting three strikeouts and an infield pop on 15 pitches. He is the first Red Sox pitcher in history to record 30 saves in back-to-back seasons.

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Jon Lester (5.14, 87 ERA+) / Andy Sonnanstine (6.17, 73 ERA+)

Note: Threadsox remains open for business, but I'll be here for tonight's game.

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Zenslinger said...

I think Threadsox might warrant a bit more of a honeymoon period. It's so much easier to not to have to scroll down as you do on the blog, especially when the post count gets up in the 100's.

tim said...

looking forward to finally being able to sit down and watch one tonight - don't know if that will happen until the later innings though, as i need to go car shopping this evening.

finally got the settlement for the accident i was in, so i only have until friday with the rental.

maybe i'll throw a bid down on the papi car on ebay...i'll have to find somewhere to give me an Auto Mortgage but thats another story :P

tim said...

I think Threadsox might warrant a bit more of a honeymoon period. It's so much easier to not to have to scroll down as you do on the blog, especially when the post count gets up in the 100's.

That's what the End button is for on the keyboard :-)

redsock said...

I think Threadsox might warrant a bit more of a honeymoon period.

Nothing final yet - just here tonight.

redsock said...

That's what the End button is for on

For me -- and maybe this is true for every Blogger user -- after I post a comment and the page refreshes, I cannot hit end and go to the bottom of the page.

I have to click my cursor anywhere on the actual comments part of the page somewhere -- maybe the cursor thinks it's still in the comment box? -- and then hit end.

It's annoying.

tim said...

Same here. It is annoying, however still manageable. I think the reasoning behind it is that the page isn't "Active" if you know what I mean. i.e. in the background....

I don't know, but yeah I have to do the same thing.

redsock said...

Millar!

s1c said...

End button? If you want to go to the last comment from the comment block just do shift+tab.

As for tonights game, how about the Sox bring out the bats against this guy instead of making Sonnanstine look like Cy "freaking" Young.

s1c said...

Tonights lineups as reported by the globe:

Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
David Oritz, DH
Manny Ramirez, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Varitek, C
Coco Crisp, CF
Julio Lugo, SS
Jon Lester, P

Devil Rays

Akinori Iwamura 3b
Carl Crawford, LF
B.J. Upton, CF
Carlos Pena, 1B
Delmon Young, RF
Brendan Harris, 2B
Jonny Gomes, DH
Josh Wilson, SS
Dioner Navarro, C
Andy Sonnanstine P

s1c said...

Theo at the Globe Chat:

Jon__Guest: Theo, are you expecting to call up Ellsbury, Bucholtz, Moss, Lopez, and others on September 1??

Theo Epstein: We haven't communicated our call-up plans to the players yet, but there's a good chance some or all of the players you mentioned will be back in September. I think our young call-ups will have a chance to impact our team this year rather than just benefit from the developmental experience.

DUDE__Guest: Theo, are you worried that the Yankees are [five] games back. What are your thoughts, and do you think the Red Sox will win the East?

Theo Epstein: We'd rather be up 14 games, of course, but we have to be somewhat satisfied with a five-game lead given how well the Yankees have played over the last 2 1/2 months. We're well enough positioned now so that we'll get what we deserve. If we play well down the stretch, we should get into October without concern. If we don't play well when it matters ... well, then we probably don't deserve to be playing into October. I am confident that these players have what it takes.

full transcript here.

Zenslinger said...

Well, the blog format isn't made for minute-by-minute commentary anyway. Narrow column of text, etc.

L-girl said...

End doesn't go to the bottom of the page on a PC. End goes to the end of a line of typing, but that's it.

chief said...

On a Mac, end goes to the end of the page if the pages has the focus, but it goes nowhere if you just made a comment since it wants to navigate within the comment box.

tim said...

Just click anywhere on the screen that isnt in one of the typey boxes and hit end, it goes to the bottom of the page. (PC)

Joe Grav said...

Georgia leads Walpole, MA, 2-0 in the little league world series.


Canada got crushed by Japan. ;)

s1c said...

Pre-game show: Taped section in Waterbury CT - Two young ladies asked about Luccino about the Sox being interested in A-rod.

"We are always looking to improve the Red Sox and will always be aggressive with Free Agents that can make our team better." (paraphrase)

Larry wants A-Rod, you can just see him salivating. 30 million a year!

Joe Grav said...

$30m? I'd do it. Of course, it's not my money. :)

redsock said...

high hopes .............

what's with the loud music?

s1c said...

What's with the music ....

It's Tropicana, at the copa

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

L-girl said...

Canada got crushed by Japan. ;)

Unless they're playing hockey, that's predictable. :)

redsock said...

speed kills ... the devil rays!

L-girl said...

Just click anywhere on the screen that isnt in one of the typey boxes and hit end, it goes to the bottom of the page. (PC)

it does not

damn, i make my living on this keyboard. i know everything it does. it don't do this.

bennymac said...

i've got gameday at work...did they screw up and give papi a triple? this must not be right.

L-girl said...

"the red sox grab a pair"

much better than

"the red sox strand a pair"

L-girl said...

papi got the triple! hit 2nd and just kept on goin'.

bennymac said...

it works for me to click end after clicking anyhwere outside of a "typey" box

L-girl said...

ok sorry, apparently this end thing works for many people. not me, but others... oops.

redsock said...

that's what i do too -- as i posted way up thread :>)

papi's first triple since last sept.

Joe Grav said...

Canada would also beat Japan at curling, although Japan is surprisingly good at the sport.

Joe Grav said...

I hate Northeastern

L-girl said...

do they play lacrosse in japan? i hear canada is very good at that.

redsock said...

come on, houdini! don't give 'em right back. jeez.

2-2.

redsock said...

what was the score of this crushing defeat?

Joe Grav said...

I don't know if they play lacrosse there in Japan, although isn't lacrosse one of the national sports of Canada? that little factoid surprised me.

Canada is also getting better at soccer and has the best-supported team in MLS, Toronto FC.

Joe Grav said...

It was only like 8-1 Japan, but you could tell the Japanese were just toying with them.

Venezuela, meanwhile, showed no mercy, unloading on the Netherlands by a score somewhere in the neighborhood of 24-2.

L-girl said...

Lacrosse is Canada's national sport, and the only one. It is surprising, I know.

A good friend of ours (another USA-to-Canada immigrant) is the stadium announcer for Toronto FC. He used to announce the Denver MLS team when he lived there. We haven't scored tickets from him yet, but I hope we will someday.

Joe Grav said...

A group of Revolution fans I know are going up for the Revs @ Toronto game in a few weeks - I can't go, because I'm a poor college boy, but it sounds like it would be a fun trip.

CaKeY said...

J.D. Drew's father is named D.J.

L-girl said...

I don't like soccer/football, but I'm sure it would be fun to go to a game. Any sport is fun live.

L-girl said...

Hi Cakey :)

J.D. Drew's father is named D.J.

Yup. S1C's father's name is C1S. (Probably not, but he has some DJs and JDs in his family.)

redsock said...

ummm jerry, about the rsn prez thing

SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

stop encouraging him don!!!!

SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT UUUUUUUUUUP

L-girl said...

Remy: "Speeches don't mean much, actions mean a lot."

Here's an action for you, Remy:

SHUT UP.

redsock said...

Calling the baseball game being played on the field in front of you also means a lot.

Hey NESN are you listening?

ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT!

We want baseball.

L-girl said...

Hey, did Foxwoods finally get a cute commercial? THose guys sitting around eating the "chips" is pretty cute.

Joe Grav said...

agreed agreed agreed agreed

i am so sick of the remyworship (yes, that is intentionally one word... I hope it catches on)

And soccer is a lot of fun live, especially with a good atmosphere... and Toronto and DC are the only places in MLS where you can really get that atmosphere, so you'd be in good shape

Joe Grav said...

youkilis, STFU!!!

redsock said...

stop crying, yook.

redsock said...

remember back when we used to comlain about ortiz bitching about strikes?

yook is 10000% times worse.

umps must talk about him plenty.

L-girl said...

youk o'neill

[if jere's around, i'll duck]

redsock said...

GGOW

greek god of whining

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Lacrosse is Canada's national sport, and the only one. It is surprising, I know.


That suprises me I thought it woulde be hockey , Hey L did you have an interview today?

9casey said...

oh yeah, that end thing works for me to.....

L-girl said...

That suprises me I thought it woulde be hockey

It surprised me too! The first time I saw it, I thought it was a mistake. But no, it's true. The national sport of Canada is lacrosse. Go figure.

Hey L did you have an interview today?

9Casey, you are winning big points around here. :)

Yes I did. A grueling interview and test for some new work I want to do. It's very competitive, I'll find out on Friday if I get it.

9casey said...

s1c said...
Pre-game show: Taped section in Waterbury CT -


I might have gone if a cable comapany and network didn't hold me hostage for 10 years...and now they want to have a party about it....no thanks

chief said...

Papi has a triple and beats out a throw to 1B? What is this, bizarro world?

redsock said...

That suprises me I thought it would be hockey

Yet the country's best sports blog is baseball-related ....

redsock said...

as long as flo doesn't think he can steal 2nd.

L-girl said...

Someone's believing his own press releases again... :)

9casey said...

Jesus a test the mere apperance of the word makes my skin crawl....Good Luck....

L-girl said...

9Casey, you are winning big points around here. :)

Thanks, not trying too....:)

Joe Grav said...

Cy Sonnanstine

Joe Grav said...

Damn, it sounds like that hit his bat

chief said...

Fuck, that looked awful.

redsock said...

Lowell HBP ---

time for a brawl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9casey said...

redsock said...

Yet the country's best sports blog is baseball-related ....


as long as you don't forget that we will all be allright.....

Joe Grav said...

JD being Useful!

cmon tek

chief said...

I think he's been wearing a guard, so the sound was probably the ball glancing off the plastic. I watched in slow-mo (in HD) and it doesn't look like it hit the bat.

redsock said...

whew - that 2-2 fb was too high for tek to hack at.

and a HIT!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Grav said...

cap'n

L-girl said...

YES! Nice work Capn.

BostonMax said...

Go Tek!!

L-girl said...

9C, major test, lots of pressure. Plus I had to get up at 5 am! Glad it's over with.

chief said...

Tek! Tek! Tek!

L-girl said...

Hey! I think I should have a glass of wine to celebrate finishing this friggin test. First glass in 2 weeks - it's time!

BostonMax said...

Cripsy!!!

L-girl said...

Ococ with the knock!

Joe Grav said...

Keep the line moving Lugo

bennymac said...

Call me crazy, but i think ococ has a chance to get close to .300 by season's end. at least in the .290 range. he looks good right now.

Joe Grav said...

nice swing

redsock said...

d'ohmann up for tamper

BostonMax said...

insert techno music here

L-girl said...

SLUUUUUGOOOO!!!!!

L-girl said...

he gets a hit even w/out the hate :)

Joe Grav said...

ladies and gentlemen, stretch out your legs... it just got a little comfier

Joe Grav said...

if I'm reading the 'FanGraph' correctly, Lugo just improved our chance of winning by 6%. ;)

L-girl said...

sounds like fenway south

redsock said...

everybody get a drink ready for when don says "x minute wait for lester"

BostonMax said...

47!

redsock said...

DRINK!

L-girl said...

drink!

L-girl said...

47???

chief said...

Lugo's BA by month:

April: .256
May: .209
June: .089
July: .313
Aug: .338

I remember June being bad, but wow. His OBP was only .170 in June.

L-girl said...

That June to July is an impressive swing.

BostonMax said...

47 minute wait for lester

BostonMax said...

If only he could improve his fielding.

chief said...

What's with this first pitch crap Manny?...oh, wait.

redsock said...

i thought it was 27

s1c said...

What happened to Cy Sonnanstine?

Anybody besides me watch the finish of the Angels game last night? Great game by the Angels.

redsock said...

i turned it off when the mfy closed it from 3-1 to 3-2.

L-girl said...

Sounded like a great game (NYY/LAA).

Joe Grav said...

I watched every second even though I was very tired ---- great ballgame

BostonMax said...

we'll split the diff and say 37

L-girl said...

The game ended 4 hrs before I had to wake up. No dice. :)

L-girl said...

That teeeny tiny little mouse is what they were so afraid of last night? I hope they didn't kill the little thing.

s1c said...

It was good to see the MFY's cough up the lead. It was even better to see them get shutdown by Oliver.

s1c said...

It was not a mouse that is a RAT (tails to long).

L-girl said...

we had a mouse once, its tail was pretty long. rule of thumb, if it's cute, it's a mouse. (at least that's true in nyc, where the rats are the size of chihuahuas)

s1c said...

Well, I was thinking that it was good to see a new Lester. One who threw strikes. Looks like the old one has made a reappearance.

L-girl said...

bah

Joe Grav said...

I thought it was a flyout, WTF

Joe Grav said...

WTFzz

L-girl said...

dear jon lester

this is the tampa bay devil rays. please take appropriate action.

signed,
annoyed

redsock said...

Houdini can't let his WHIP get too low.

Joe Grav said...

OK, let's go Manny.

CaKeY said...

Come on Jon. Get off your ass and thank your teammates.

Joe Grav said...

come on manny

Joe Grav said...

aghhhh

OH!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Wilson Being Jeterian.

8-5.

Joe Grav said...

He pulled a Bruins(TM)!

Joe Grav said...

interesting camerawork

Joe Grav said...

d'oh mann

L-girl said...

dohman should do donut commercials. it's a natural.

L-girl said...

jd has to get a hit here, so certain people can get off his case for a minute or two :)

Joe Grav said...

you can rest assured that that will not happen

(drew getting a hit i mean)

Joe Grav said...

ahem

L-girl said...

drew gets the occasional hit. but that won't change the other thing.

Joe Grav said...

Nope :)

redsock said...

dust-e

grrrrrrrr

redsock said...

HBP
BB
E4

jesus.

Joe Grav said...

ahhh big K

s1c said...

Jeemer for the 8th or will we see Gagne?

redsock said...

9 pitches for jeemer.

seems like a toss up.

redsock said...

bot up, but by himself.

s1c said...

well will have to catch the rest of the game on the radio, time to go pick up butterfly from dance class.

redsock said...

jeemer not sharp. 6 pitch BB to start the 8th.

might need bot for 4 outs.

Joe Grav said...

my heart skipped a beat there

redsock said...

coco hauls in young's drive to deep lcf!

dp pls!

redsock said...

nice K on the split.

and here comes the BOT for 4.

Spencer Brown said...

Papelbon is 29 for 31 on save attempts.

Spencer Brown said...

buh-BYE -- 3 outs to go

Pokerwolf said...

Nice K, Paps!

Spencer Brown said...

holy crap that pitch was like 4 feet over Youk's head

Jere said...

"youk o'neill

[if jere's around, i'll duck]"

The person next to me at Fenway on Friday said "He's like Paul O'Neill in a Sox uniform." (The guy was from Waterbury, so, like us, he knows all about the Yanks.) But I'm sure someone in Minneapolis would just compare Youk to whoever their most notable hot head was...

redsock said...

holy crap that pitch was like 4 feet over Youk's head

right after one that was about 6 feet short of the plate.

Jere said...

Is there a reason the Yanks game hasn't started yet?

BostonMax said...

Go Angels! 2-0

Joe Grav said...

Pap's got his schwerve on

Joe Grav said...

K

Spencer Brown said...

MFYs vs. halos just started

would be sweet if the lead went to 6 tonight!

BostonMax said...

Yeah Johnny Papelseed!

Joe Grav said...

Does anyone else automatically point to the sky on popups?

:)

Joe Grav said...

magic# = 32

Jere said...

Win

BostonMax said...

Does anyone else automatically point to the sky on popups?

Me. :)

Joe Grav said...

I do it uncontrollably, no matter what the situation... but especially on game-enders, I jump up

redsock said...

5.5 GA.

&

2-0 Angels after 1.

BostonMax said...

F'in Arod. 2-1 halos

redsock said...

Shit - Slappy hits a solo shot: 2-1.

Zenslinger said...

I do point at the sky. And direct the defense at times.

There's a little Sexy Lips in all of us.

Zenslinger said...

Holy crap the mlb.com is so far behind...just went 2-0.

Zenslinger said...

Seattle breakin' it open in the eighth, 7-2. That's good, too.

tim said...

wooooooo!

got the W and got a car tonight. pickin 'er up on thursday

9casey said...

Jere said...

The person next to me at Fenway on Friday said "He's like Paul O'Neill in a Sox uniform." (The guy was from Waterbury,


Oh yeah, did you get a name?

redsock said...

Izturis lines a single past a dozing Slappy.

redsock said...

Can you imagine if Yook was a catcher? He'd be huffing and puffing and thrashing around behind the plate on every call his pitcher didn't get. He'd be ejected by the third inning of every game.

Plus his head would REALLY sweat withh a mask on. Yuck.

BostonMax said...

Angels pounding Moose!

Zenslinger said...

Die, Yankees! Die!

4-1.

redsock said...

Milk Dud gives up on a fly ball that hits about 2 feet up the CF wall -- double. Then another double by Abreu in right center makes it 4-1 Halos.

The Bigot can't be happy about this!

Jere said...

No, but they were a family and two would stand by me while the other two would sit in 2 RF Box seats they had, then they'd switch. I knew right away where they were from because they mentioned New Britain and they had that Chicago-ish accent that you Naugy Doggy Valley folks seem to have. Later, they spoke of getting a dish, only to find out their cable company got NESN a week later. Then the mom was like "we were like the LAST people in New England to get it..."

That's when I turned to them and set them straight about how Fairfield still doesn't have it and can't get it. And they were like, "Uh...oh."

redsock said...

Mussina doesn't like those coloreds in the outfield not catching the ball. They'd make those plays in the Klan League.

Jere said...

This is great Yankee news! It seems mlb and espn are BOTH way behind on the game. Why the hell would that be?

Jere said...

Okay, I got in on the mlbtv, which is not behind. Sweet. And the visitors' feed, for seemingly the first time this year.... This is beautiful, but LAA has to be capitalizing. Do not relent or you'll find yourself in extra innings again!

Joe Grav said...

where is this mussina=racist thing coming from? i've never heard such a thing

redsock said...

joe, check the links to "bronx bigot" in the glossary.

Jere said...

5-1.

Joe Grav said...

In play, Run(s)!

Spencer Brown said...

6-1

Jere said...

6-1! Pile on!

redsock said...

SAFE!!!!!!!!

7-1

:>)

Jere said...

7-1. sweeter than sweet

Spencer Brown said...

7-1, still bottom of the 2nd

redsock said...

BUH BYE BIGOT!

Joe Grav said...

is it just me... or is following on 'gameday' really, really fun

Jere said...

My theory seems to be holding true. Every time a Yankee starter has a good game, it just means they're due for a bad game next time out.

s1c said...

Looks like the lead will go to six tonight!!! Woo-Woo

1 2/3 for the Moose.

Zenslinger said...

This is starting to approach Clemens' Second Inning From Hell earlier this season. I'd prefer Mussina's ERA to get the break from an error rather than Rog's, but...I'll take it.

I can just hear that hand wringing from here.

Replacement Level blogger had some admirably realistic words about this road trip - that we'd probably go 5-2 and the Yanks needed to try to win at least 4. Apparently they feel almost cursed against the Angels.

By the way, is it true we can't face the Yanks in the first round if they make the WC? That the WC team faces the best div winner -- except if it's in their own division?

Jere said...

"is it just me... or is following on 'gameday' really, really fun"

It's just you! (Unless it's when really awesome stuff is happening in the game, like now...)

Jere said...

CFY 01
LAA 25

Woti-woti said...

Rex the Wonder Moron says that Guidry came out and told Moose that his curve wasn't workin' and to throw fastballs. Fastball?? Where would Moose find one of those? He'll have extra time to look for one now, I guess.

Jere said...

True about wild card.

Jere said...

redsock--We both are mentioned in the 2007 Red Sox Nation Annual. Just saw it today. Don't know if you mentioned this.

redsock said...

Fastball?? Where would Moose find one of those?

Now where is it? I know I left it lying around here about six years ago.

redsock said...

Is that a story on blogs by David Laurilla (sp)?

s1c said...

Am glad I am not listening to the yankee game on the radio. Stirling must be having a cow by now.

Of course this being the Angels they immediately let the MFY's back into the game. Walking the first two batters in the 3rd.

redsock said...

If it is, a copy is headed my way.

WTF? Bases loaded, 0 outs?

redsock said...

nice catch, ass hole.

Jere said...

TYR: Typical Yankee Rally. Walk, walk, Jeter cheap bloop to right that would be caught if they'd just put my proposed Jeter shift on him.

Jere said...

Oh, andthey make it complete with the classic "ball ticking off fielder's glove." Freakin' luckiest team of all-time.

s1c said...

7-5, give me a freaking break.

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