September 2, 2007

G137: Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

A nice tight game played in a brisk 2:35.

Lester kept his pitch count down today, but he still had trouble with walks (6-6-2-4-1, 90). His last batter was Ramon Hernandez, whose home run down the left field line leading off the seventh just snuck over the Wall, cutting the Sox lead to 3-2. Javier Lopez came in and finished the inning, retiring the three men he faced.

Jeemer gave up a double to Nick Markakis to start the eighth and a grounder to second put him on third, as the potential tying run. Jeemer proceeded to strike out both Kevin Millar (Thanks, Cabin!) and Aubrey Huff to perform a little Houdini magic of his own.

Snuffer dispatched the Birds on only seven pitches in the ninth (the second out was a running, sliding catch in shallow center by Coco Crisp, who was put into the game for the final inning).

Boston scored in the first, when Dustin Pedroia singled, David Ortiz walked and Mike Lowell singled to left. Jacoby Ellsbury's first major league home run made it 2-0 in the fourth and Lowell's sac fly in the fifth scored Pedroia (who doubled, and was at that point 10-for-his-last-16) to make it 3-0 Boston.

In New York, the Devil Rays -- mathematically eliminated from the division race by Boston's win -- beat the Yankees 8-2 and bumped the East lead to six games.

***

Daniel Cabrera (5.08, 87 ERA+) / Jon Lester (5.67, 80 ERA+)

On August 27, Lester allowed one run on five hits over six innings for Portland (AA). In four August starts with the Red Sox, he had a 5.67 ERA.

Cabrera is on pace to lead the American League in walks for a second straight season.

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redsock said...

Pedroia, 2B
Cora, SS
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Drew, RF
Youkilis, 1B
Moss, LF
Ellsbury, CF
Cash, C

Roberts, 2B
Patterson, CF
Markakis, RF
Tejada, SS
Millar, 1B
Huff, DH
Mora, 3B
Hernandez, C
Payton, LF

From Globe:

Gagne's shoulder has been a little tender and Tito says "for the next couple of days you might not see" him. Maybe worked too hard in side sessions?

Francona on Clay this morning:

"My concern was he'd be up around 110, 115 with a no-hitter, getting into an area he has no business getting into. That was the concern. I kind of told Theo, 'You can come out here and take him out.' And I was kidding, but you get the idea."

Lots more here.

redsock said...

Chokers hosting the Rays: 0-0 after 1.

Mariners at Skydome: also 0-0 after 1.

Boston Magic #: 22

A Red Sox win today (or MFY win) eliminates the Devil Rays from post-season play!

phrenile said...

Good job, Navarro.

ish said...

The Rays are not going quietly.

Zenslinger said...

The Mariners, on the other hand, I've given up on.

ish said...

Hey what did you mean last night about me having lost my bid to be the next Lucen? I discovered this game thread only about 10 days ago, and never got into the SoSH board.

ish said...

One of the more fun games I've been watching today is the Mets/Braves today. Tom Glavine against John Smoltz. Tied at 1 beginning the 4th inning on TBS.

redsock said...

Hey what did you mean last night about me having lost my bid to be the next Lucen? I discovered this game thread only about 10 days ago, and never got into the SoSH board.

If I recall, Lucen broke with tradition and mentioned something about Schilling's possible no-hitter (maybe in the game thread) while the game was going on. G38 found out about it and blasted him a little bit in his blog post about the game.

redsock said...

Shit. Working, but will try to refresh comments as much as I can.

ish said...

Hopefully there will be a next time, and then I'll certainly try to respect that tradition.

redsock said...

there goes the perfecto.

:<(

redsock said...

NESN on MLBTV! yay.

redsock said...

Lester 1st: BB, K, 3U, F9

L-girl said...

There's always a next time in baseball.

redsock said...

fuck yeah!

redsock said...

"fuck yeah" = something good from Pedroia (in this case, a single)

redsock said...

Einstein is 11-for-18 vs Daniel Cabrera!

L-girl said...

"fuck yeah" = something good from Pedroia (in this case, a single)

"fuck me" = something bad from Pedroia (eg, K)

I just posted about the "fuck yeah" in the other thread. :)

redsock said...

okay 11-for-19.

flo?

redsock said...

Papi BB - 2 on for the Dr.

phrenile said...

Yay, Mikey.

redsock said...

Lowell is a fucking hitting machine!!!

Single off the Wall. 1-0.

charlie pioli said...

Don't give up on the Mariners they still have time to get hot agian.

Zenslinger said...

That was a blow to the Drew Hopeful.

Ah, well.

redsock said...

TB 1, MFY 0 (bot 5th)

Tor 5, Sea 2 (bot 4th)

phrenile said...

Noodlearm threw out Josh Wilson at home. How does that happen?

redsock said...

Noodlearm threw out Josh Wilson at home. How does that happen?

Was he standing on the mound?

L-girl said...

Was he standing on the mound?

:-)

L-girl said...

I wonder where 9Casey is these days? He didn't watch the no-no w/ us.

He would have liked our recent troll. 'Nt.

redsock said...

nice back-hand running catch to deep rcf onto the track for ellsbury.

lester pc: 17-14 = 31

nixon33 said...

wow the d-rays are terrible with giving teams extra outs.
btw i saw the play at the plate live, and the replay, navarro was BLOCKING THE PLATE! bullshit call, andy phillips was out!

SoSock said...

Damn, Dr D didn't waste any time, did he?
Oh, Hi guys - just got in.
The ONLY good thing about GDGD - the ability to flick back to previous innings and see what you missed.

ish said...

swipe.

redsock said...

wow, that throw was not close at all.

Harley said...

Ahh, c'mon. Damon hurled a laser. Sort of. Meanwhile, congratulations re the no-hitter. The kid's got great stuff. Does he take Tavares' spot in the rotation?

I read somewhere he was considered the second best arm in the system. Who's the first?

SoSock said...

Let's go Peds

redsock said...

So Harley, what's the deal, no good NYY blogs out there?

SoSock said...

So - resting Lugie, ocoC, & Cap'n Tek - Kielty must still be hurting a little too, huh?
Any word in the local news up there about Mmanny?

redsock said...

CB is #1.

Justin Masterson and Michael Bowden are #2 and #3.

Harley said...

Nah, just like to wander around. The reason I moderate at a political blog that is evenly split between conservatives and liberals is that it gives me a broader perspective -- echo chambers bore me.

But hey, if this is a closed shop, I don't want to intrude.

charlie pioli said...

According to gameday that first pitch to Payton was a strike.

L-girl said...

a political blog that is evenly split between conservatives and liberals

This could also be construed as a sign of not having deeply held beliefs.

Also, there are many other points on the political spectrum, not just conservative or liberal.

redsock said...

The reason I moderate at a political blog that is evenly split between conservatives and liberals is that it gives me a broader perspective

Sound slike a nightmare. An annoying nightmare.

if this is a closed shop, I don't want to intrude.

If it was, your comments would not be going through. However, I'm not sure why a Yankees fan would want to post here.

SoSock said...

Evil Empire tied it the 5th, but appears they wasted a good shot at taking the lead

L-girl said...

My comment was not meant specifically for Harley. Just a general observation.

charlie pioli said...

Runners on the corners for the Rays!~

ish said...

Oh snap!

Souvenir score card pitch from Remy.

charlie pioli said...

Tampa gets a run!!!!

nixon33 said...

yup remy selling buchholz repro-scorecards on remreport.com
ugh

ish said...

Alright! 2-1 TB

Harley said...

Don't want to detour, but the blog I referred to is full of folks with deeply held convictions -- they just come at issues from different directions. And agreed, the left/right description is a little simplistic. We've got people from all over the spectrum. (Not to mention several Red Sox fans.)

And yes, it gets heated at times. But there's a lotta good humor, and that helps.

ish said...

And now the Rays got the bases loaded with 1 out.

SoSock said...

I guess it's better to be saying "maybe next year" about a player than about a team

phrenile said...

TB loads the bases and squanders. Still 2-1 TB.

nixon33 said...

d-rays leave 'em loaded...
come on mariners.

phrenile said...

Let's hope Baltimore knows how to squander too.

ish said...

Rut roh.

L-girl said...

Souvenir score card pitch from Remy.

Yup, s1c called it yesterday. I think he's at today's game. "Missed it by that much."

SoSock said...

Damn - Jammed with no outs
C'mon Lester!

redsock said...

folks with deeply held convictions -- they just come at issues from different directions

I know what the other side believes -- they aren't changing my views and I'm not likely to change theirs. Sounds like a colossal waste of time.

nixon33 said...

JD DREW!

redsock said...

Houdini does it again!!!!!!!!!!

ish said...

That was a fantastic play by Drew.

ish said...

Yankees get into the Rays bullpen in the bottom of the 6th and A-Rod at first.

L-girl said...

the left/right description is a little simplistic

It is. But you said liberal/conservative. Even left/right is more than that.

What you call "echo chamber" can also be likeminded people forming community, sharing information, working towards a common goal.

ish said...

Glad Youk didn't cut that one off. Replays showed he was close. Not sure if he was initially intending to or not.

SoSock said...

NICE
Wish I coulda seen it
(Insert wistful sigh here)
So, at least he helps out on D

L-girl said...

Sounds like a colossal waste of time.

I can't stand to be around people screaming at each other, with no one listening.

L-girl said...

Wish I coulda seen it
(Insert wistful sigh here)


I'm on GDGD too. Plus I'm at work. I can only follow the vague outlines.

nixon33 said...

THE KIDS FIRST HR IN THE SOX BULLPEN! AND HE'LL GET THE BALL!

ish said...

ELLSBURY DONG.

Harley said...

Redsock, fair enuf. But when, for example, you have veterans talking about the war from those differing perspectives, there's usually something to learn. Or economics. Or computer hacks. Or movies. Or baseball. Or rock and roll.

It's weird, but I'd suggest that despite the differing viewpoints, it is exactly what l-girl describes. A community of people with shared goals.

charlie pioli said...

JACOBYYY!!

charlie pioli said...

By the way Jacoby ellybury is a Oregon native.

SoSock said...

L-girl
I'm SUPPOSED to be working.
I have several invoices open on my screen. I just can't seem to stay on them long enough to get anything accomplished.
My wife does keep looking over my shoulder saying 'Who's that bill for? Are we working for someone in Boston?

redsock said...

H: I'd rather watch 2003 ALCS Game 7 again.

L-girl said...

That's my boy!

Re Oregon native, we know, we know. :) He grew up idolizing Griffey.

Harley said...

That's a low blow. Worst. Fan. Experience. Of my lifetime.

And I don't mind losing-- the Diamondback World Series may be my favorite in this last run, all those amazing finishes -- but that seventh game was....

The horror, the horror.

L-girl said...

veterans talking about the war from those differing perspectives

That does it right there. I can scarcely imagine anything more annoying (enraging, really), or a bigger waste of time.

that despite the differing viewpoints, it is exactly what l-girl describes. A community of people with shared goals.

That's what I meant by deeply held beliefs. I do not share goals with anyone from the opposite end of the political spectrum from me. We have no common goals.

charlie pioli said...

About time a player from Oregon did something other than strikeout. Did you know Richie Sexson is from Oregon.

redsock said...

horror

Low blow? Boston lost that game.

nixon33 said...

LETS GO PAW SOX!

L-girl said...

H: I'd rather watch 2003 ALCS Game 7 again.

You're so much more concise than me! :)

ish said...

OH MAN ELLSBURY! What a play!

L, last night you said, "ish, i meant ellsbury. who did you mean? :)"

The gentleman from Oregon. :D

L-girl said...

That's a low blow. Worst. Fan. Experience. Of my lifetime.

Harley, did you read that wrong? He said 2003, not 2001.

I was still a diehard Yankees fan in 2001, and as bad as Game 7 hurt, we had just won three WS in a row. There's no way to compare that to 2003 for Sox fans. Absolutely no comparison.

Harley said...

That's funny. So scarred by '04 that I backdated it a year.

redsock said...

I had to go back and make sure I typed the right thing.

L-girl said...

I'm SUPPOSED to be working.
I have several invoices open on my screen. I just can't seem to stay on them long enough to get anything accomplished.


I relate. :)

nixon33 said...

ROOKIE. OF. THE. YEAR.

L-girl said...

L, last night you said, "ish, i meant ellsbury. who did you mean? :)"

The gentleman from Oregon. :D


Cool

I haven't had a baseball crush in a long time, but that boy... ohboy... As Allan likes to say, It is on. :-D

nixon33 said...

make em pay, doc.

ish said...

Top of the 7th, still 2-1 TB with Pettitte still out there.

SoSock said...

The Doc with the Sac
Good Job!

nixon33 said...

come on JD! im pulling for you!

ish said...

My favorite player outside of the Red Sox is Jose Reyes (I know, L... :P) but when I look at Ellsbury offensively I see a lot of Reyes in him.

Ortiz stole second!!!!!!! My man.

redsock said...

LET IT FLO!!!!!!!!!

SB.

SoSock said...

Ortiz ??
SB ???

ish said...

CARLOS PENA just hit a 3 run home run against Pettitte!!!!

5-1 TB

redsock said...

Ortiz 3 for 3 in steals this year.

redsock said...

that was strike 3 on drew for sure.

go yook.

SoSock said...

Hey - Drew didn't hurt us!
Yook is due

L-girl said...

Ortiz ??
SB ???


3 for 3 this year!

L-girl said...

Oops, Allan already told you that.

L-girl said...

5-1 TB :)

Harley said...

Last thoughts...

2001 was, as I said, one of my favorite Series. Incredible drama. Especially those three amazing games in NYC.

2004 was the nadir for Yankee fans. Because it wasn't one loss. But four losses, one after the other.

Carlos Pena coulda been a Yankee. Damn.

As for rookie of the year, I believe Joba Chamberlain will be in the mix next year.

nixon33 said...

chocolate rain is pitching for the yankmees

SoSock said...

3 for 3 this year!

I know he has better wheels than it looks like, but he MUST just catch them napping

redsock said...

Moss!!! And he knocks a number 4 off the out of town scoreboard.

ish said...

Moss!!! And he knocks a number 4 off the out of town scoreboard.

Uncle Joe said he's not sure he's ever seen that before.

redsock said...

why is e-ram called "chocolate rain"?

L-girl said...

2001 was, as I said, one of my favorite Series. Incredible drama. Especially those three amazing games in NYC.

I was at 2 of them. They were incredible.

2004 was the nadir for Yankee fans. Because it wasn't one loss. But four losses, one after the other.

And after being one out away from a sweep.

Biggest choke in baseball history!

L-girl said...

It's looking good to increase our lead by a full game today. Yippee.

L-girl said...

he MUST just catch them napping

oh yes :)

SoSock said...

OK, I hate to be a pest, but what the hell just happened? - Bad baserunning?

redsock said...

aren't the numbers on pegs outside on the wall outside now and are updated btw innings? i think they are. they used to be done from inside the wall like they do the actual game.

redsock said...

mora line single to left, moss came up throwing, lowell cut the throw off and fired to second, pedroia slapped the tag on mirror as he tried to slide headfirst back into bag. no chance.

tuh-hotter crossed the plate before the 3rd out.

nixon33 said...

this is one of those games where it FEELS like it 10-0 but really isnt

Harley said...

l-girl, okay, I'm hard pressed to think of a worse choke. And all becuz of one stolen base -- stolen, I might add, as the announcers were already describing the rebuilding effort the Sox would undergo after this humiliating sweep. Gack.

Hope you were there for game 5. Brosius's two out bottom of the ninth home run is as good as it gets. I literally fell over. (Which was not entirely due to what I was drinking.)

SoSock said...

Got it, thanks
5 hits, 4 BB thru 6 - Seems like we should have more. But, they have exactly the same and 2 less runs.

redsock said...

lopez in

redsock said...

damn - don called that like a lazy foul ball. he sure seemed surprised.

just inside the pole and just over the wall.

redsock said...

all becuz of one stolen base

no no no no.

no stolen base is that powerful -- not even THAT one.

redsock said...

jeemer and mdc up

SoSock said...

this is one of those games where it FEELS like it 10-0 but really isnt
Kind of what I was getting at with my comment, which I sent before I saw yours.
We really shouldn't be getting too comfortable here, but it just feels like we're kicking them

redsock said...

hell on a scoop on the short hop from the doctor!

ish said...

5-2 TB after 7

L-girl said...

l-girl, okay, I'm hard pressed to think of a worse choke.

Hard pressed? Harley, there ain't none! That's the big momma of all chokes right there.

And all becuz of one stolen base

One stolen base, eh? Then what happened in the next game?

And the game after that?

And the game after that?

One stolen base?! Is that what you tell yourself? Hilarious.

redsock said...

yeah, wtf, why does the score say only 3-2?

redsock said...

Seattle loses in Toronto 6-4.

L-girl said...

this is one of those games where it FEELS like it 10-0 but really isnt

right. i was premature with my earlier yippee. hopefully i'll get to use it later.

SoSock said...

Nice job, Lopez
Ready for the big guns!

Harley said...

That's usually the case. But if Roberts doesn't steal that base? They'd still be selling 1918 tee shirts in the Bronx.

ish said...

Josh Wilson--Dong.

6-2 TB

ish said...

Iwamura just went dong!

8-2 Tampa Bay!

redsock said...

Nope. Pro woulda homered -- and all the same things would have happened. Sorry.

David said...

Aki likes his new bat!

L-girl said...

But if Roberts doesn't steal that base? They'd still be selling 1918 tee shirts in the Bronx.

We do revere Mr Roberts and The Stolen Base.

Meanwhile you can just stock up on your 2000 t-shirts.

L-girl said...

Btw, what's usually the case?

redsock said...

Aki likes his new bat!

Confiscate this!!!

redsock said...

I sense Laura is enjoying this conversation.

L-girl said...

Harley, how long are you planning on keeping this up? Any plans to move on to the next blog?

SoSock said...

Damn, Papi. I'm telling you, we need another 1 or 2.
Wait, we have jeemer & bot - never mind

redsock said...

jeemer in.

.... start warmin' up the bot.

L-girl said...

there's a funny pair of posts :)

SoSock said...

H
You CANNOT win this. It WAS the biggest choke of all time, although I prefer to think of it as the greatest comeback of all time

ish said...

Well this is getting a little bit snug. Tying run at second. Still, with all these terrific plays today, it still feels like a big lead.

SoSock said...

SHIT!!!

redsock said...

It WAS the biggest choke of all time, although I prefer to think of it as the greatest comeback of all time

It's two -- two historic events in one!

L-girl said...

It WAS the biggest choke of all time, although I prefer to think of it as the greatest comeback of all time

Me too. But that's the most beautiful thing about it: it's both.

nixon33 said...

and then we swept the world series...

redsock said...

do us a favor, cabin. strikeout.

ish said...

Time for the Oki Doki.

nixon33 said...

recently for WFANs 20th anniversary, they had a top 20 moments in NY sprots history that people could vote for. number 3 was the sox coming back to sweep the yanks! thanks mets fans ;P

ish said...

There's the Oki Doki!

redsock said...

thanks, buckethead!!!!

L-girl said...

. number 3 was the sox coming back to sweep the yanks! thanks mets fans ;P

Hey, that's cool. Also, everyone in the NY area who wasn't specifically a Yankees fan was cheering for the Red Sox. I can really attest to this. Everyone wanted to see this great comeback.

****

KFK K - thanks, cabin!

SoSock said...

HUGE, HUGE K !!
I wish I could do like a 20 font there :)
Not out yet, tho - GO JEEMER !

ish said...

8-2 and the Yankees use HGH as a PH

nixon33 said...

i cant believe they are doing the wave at this juncture of the game.

redsock said...

what were the top 2?

rangers stanley cup must be one of them.

then probably a mfy somethingorother.

redsock said...

f u yankee joe

ish said...

THAT IS WHY I'M WEARING AN OKAJIMA SHIRT.

L-girl said...

Nice! Now we could use a little INsurance.

nixon33 said...

yeah the rangers was #1 cant remember #2

SoSock said...

YES !!!
Bring on the BOT

L-girl said...

i cant believe they are doing the wave at this juncture of the game.

Wave should be banned from Fenway.

redsock said...

the wave -- idiots.

ban them from fenway for life.

jeeeeeemer! if i wasn't at work, i'd have to take off my pants.

L-girl said...

if i wasn't at work, i'd have to take off my pants

excuse me?

redsock said...

it's a sosh thing.

...

(my cubicle is tucked away in a corner ... hmmm ... but i want to keep this job ... rats)

ish said...

Let's get a run here.

SoSock said...

if i wasn't at work, i'd have to take off my pants

excuse me?

I'm not sure, but I think I'd really like to hear the rest of this conversation

redsock said...

drew looking for some dy-no-mite against jamie walker.

nixon33 said...

jeeeeeemer! if i wasn't at work, i'd have to take off my pants.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AWESOME

L-girl said...

yes, please do keep your job.

SoSock said...

C'mon guys
1 more just in case

ish said...

After 8, still 8-2 TB in New York

redsock said...

anybody wanna tape the no-hitter rerun and put it on a dvd? i can burn extra copies if i get one to start with?

or does anyone have the game from last night?

L-girl said...

someone here mentioned rewinding the dvr. ish? chris? someone.

ish said...

Speaking of recording, does anyone know how I'd be able to get audio from a cassette tape onto my computer?

The only thing I could think of is the low-tech way: Use a microphone and sound-recorder.

nixon33 said...

i wont be able to see it again. direct tv blacks-out all things sox uness mlb package is carrying the live game.
no sox in two for me, or sox appeal, or a lot of original nesn entertainment.

ish said...

someone here mentioned rewinding the dvr. ish? chris? someone.

I don't have DVR :(

I'd certainly record it if I did.

redsock said...

cakey can do it -- but he's probably over at the thread thread all by his lonesome :>(

L-girl said...

great yook AB

L-girl said...

oh well, snuffer will get it done

redsock said...

it would be nice if MLB had their fucking download service going -- BUT THEY DON'T BECAUSE THEY ARE FUCKING STUPID MONEY STEALING SHITFCUKS.

i gotta revisit that issue soon

ish said...

BOT.

redsock said...

ococ in cf, jacoby to lf

bot

L-girl said...

since it wasn't ish, i think it was chris who mentioned the dvr. look in the "feat of clay" thread. if it's not there, it's towards the end of last night's game thread.

redsock said...

7-8-9 for the soon-to-be-snuffed birds.

SoSock said...

ocoC in for D
Snuff 'em out P-bot

redsock said...

i thought he recorded only the last inning or two/three.

SoSock said...

Should've known RS would already have announced the changes :)

L-girl said...

oh you might be right.

ish said...

WELCOME TO THE GAME, OCOC.

L-girl said...

nice of the orioles to save bot's arm

redsock said...

i'm loving the ococ!!!!!!!!!!

and the changes are even with my gameday delay!

ish said...

From the Laundry room, you hear a groan.

ish said...

WOOT!

So sorry, D-Rays. Maybe next year!

L-girl said...

was it a great catch? love that guy.

redsock said...

water

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