September 6, 2007

G141: Red Sox 7, Orioles 6

Neither starter made it out of the fourth inning. Wakefield was either rusty or his back was still acting up: 3.2-9-6-2-0, 74. It was the first Wakefield start this season in which he did not get a decision.

Kyle Synder came in and got the last out of the fourth and pitched a scoreless fifth. Clay Buchholz threw three scoreless innings (Weren't the Sox limiting him to one inning per outing?). Most of his early pitches were up, as he walked his first batter, allowed a single and then walked his third batter. But after Mike Lowell started a 5-2-3 double play, CB calmed down. Baltimore did not get another runner on base, as he fanned Kevin Millar to end the sixth, then pitched a perfect seventh and eighth.

In the top of the ninth, Coco Crisp (who also singled and scored in the third and belted a three-run dong in the 4th) reached on an infield hit that Brian Roberts could not bare hand. Crisp stole second and scored on pinch-hitter Jason Varitek's opposite-field single to left.

Jonathan Papelbon needed only 11 pitches to shut down the O's in the bottom of the ninth, finishing the game with a called strike three on Millar.

MFY were off tonight, so we lead the East by 6.5.

Magic #: Sweet 16.

***

Tim Wakefield (4.16, 109 ERA+) / Garret Olson (7.22, 62 ERA+)

Olson has faced the Red Sox twice this year -- August 11 and September 1 -- pitching a total of 11.2 innings and allowing 15 hits, 11 walks, and 8 runs.

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redsock said...

Lugo, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Youkilis, 1B
Kielty, LF
Drew, RF
Crisp, CF
Mirabelli, C

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

Devine said...

Why Lugo first? WHY????!!!!

redsock said...

'Cuz Crisp is even suckier? (shrugging)

Seriously, how fucking hard is it to write "Pedroia, Youkilis" at the beginning of every lineup card?

Jere said...

Cafardo on Extra Bases committed one of my pet peeves:

"The Sox arrived here at about 2:30 a.m. this morning"

Redundant!

Jere said...

Looks like we have no answer to the O's Negro League unis tonight. I was hoping we'd do something.

Jere said...

What the hell just happened on NESN?? Did Remy get assaulted or something?

L-girl said...

Maryland Comcast on EI... but NESN on Rogers! Yippee. :)

ish said...

Looks like we have no answer to the O's Negro League unis tonight. I was hoping we'd do something.

We could be the racist Boston team that didn't sign anyone from the Negro teams...

...No?

Okay.

L-girl said...

1932 Black Sox unis. Cool.

redsock said...

Hello, Don!!!!

...

ish, i mailed the dvd today.

ish said...

I hope Kevin Millar didn't ask anyone if his uniform made him look fat...

ish said...

Fantastic. Thanks, RS!

L-girl said...

You guys are saying there's no answer... what was the question?

Jere said...

That was so weird. Remy was mid sentence, with stats on the screen, when he stopped, and yelling was heard in the background. Then they cut to a silent shot of the park, then went to commercial. Now they're back and acting like nothing happened.

How psyched is Millar to have "Sox" on his jersey?

ish said...

You guys are saying there's no answer... what was the question?

Well usually when one team wears a throwback uniform, so does the other team.

Most of the time. The Brewers have done throwbacks earlier this season without the other team joining in, though.

redsock said...

scandal -- curt not singing anthem, smiling with belli. curt hates america.

Jere said...

ish, all the teams were racist. Is the second-to-last team to integrate off the hook?

ish said...

Meh. We get Glenn Geffner on the radio. :(

ish said...

ish, all the teams were racist. Is the second-to-last team to integrate off the hook?

This is true. How could I forget?

L-girl said...

That's not Jimmy Olson, is it? Gosh, Miss Lane, I wonder where Clark could be.

Jere said...

I'm gonna guess someone on here tonight asks, "Hey, weren't the Black Sox the White Sox? And why would you want to celebrate them?"

Jere said...

I guess the O's had a late lineup change in CF?

ish said...

Oops. I just posted on the wrong entry.

On "tooth hurty", I said, Blink once and the inning is over.

redsock said...

black sox -- does this mean baltimore will throw the game?

(maybe they are by pitching ol' 7.22 ERA olsen)

L-girl said...

Corey Patterson is injured.

ish said...

Back in a wee little bit. I'm going to go stuff my face with unhealthy American food.

L-girl said...

Thanks for swinging at the first pitch, David.

ish said...

By the way, I didn't see the pitcher just now, but I saw the ball moving so slow toward the plate, then remembered it was Wake.

Feels like a year since he's pitched last.

Jere said...

Non-white O's so far: All three putouts in the field. All the team's hits, stolen bases, runs and RBI.

L-girl said...

Non-white O's so far:

o's of hue

L-girl said...

Rick Ankiel today: a double, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs, 4 runs scored and a walk.

Jere said...

The streak continues. And another white guy up: consider this inning over. (Or that he walks. Since Markakis walked.)

Jere said...

It's a white man's world when you can reach base without swinging the bat.

(Just watched "Being There" the other night.)

Jere said...

Mirabelli needs to frame these balls that dip below the strike zone better!

L-girl said...

I love Being There, but I don't get the reference. But it's been ages since I saw it.

Zenslinger said...

Good thing Mora ain't what he once was or that could have been a real punishing inning.

L-girl said...

Full Bore sighting! Hey Don, Millar doesn't go full bore.

L-girl said...

base hit and a big yooooook cheer

redsock said...

big yooooooook with that hit.

poor orioles fans -- unable to see their team because of the greedy sox fans

Jere said...

About Being There:

When Chance is on TV, Louise, the black woman who used to bring him his meals, says it's a white man's world when you can have a head full of mush and still get on TV, talk to the president, etc.

(Or BE president today!)

L-girl said...

jere, that's great, thanks

hey, mark your calendar: oct 27. international day of action against the war.

protest during the day and watch the red sox win the WS at night?

Jere said...

"Protest during the day and watch the red sox win the WS at night?"

Well, that would be the ultimate day.

I think 10/27 would be Game 3, but I'd have to check.

Jere said...

24-25 AL, 27-29 NL, Halloween and 11/1 AL, if my memory is correct.

redsock said...

game 3 - the nl team will concede after 3 beatdowns.

L-girl said...

Allan just checked, you're absolutely right, game three.

OK, protest the war during the day and watch the RS win A world series game at night.

Still good :)

s1c said...

Thus ends the scoreles streak for Wakefield. I knew they should have started Cash tonight.

Wow, second in the AL in Defense?

Meanwhile, back at the basement just thought I would show why JOS is the place to post (though I do recall someone calling me old or obsolete; ancient :) L-girl). A comment addressed to me by someone at Burt Talks Sports:

You’re making my point about the worst sports writers in baseball; you’re not even an informed fan, dickweed.

...just because i watch my sawks with both eyes open doesn’t mean I’m a yankees fan — better than nitwits like you who pony up these outragous prices and serve as butt boys for Lucky Larry, Mr. Katie Couric and that other asshole. They make me sick.


The comment that got him going Mr. Joshua - How is the weather in NYC.

Remember it was not Luccino that screwed up the A-rod deal, but the players association. They felt that the opt out clause that A-rod will use this year would never be a factor and that was the point that finally killed that deal.

As for this team not being a play off team? I suggest you check the standings and you might want to look at how this team plays the Angels and Yankees. Starting pitching is the key to the play offs and the Sox are better than any team in the play off hunt.


So from now on I just want you to remember that I am just a Luccino suck up.

redsock said...

if we can come back from 0-3, we can definitely win a four game series in three games.

redsock said...

"Burt" -- is that Bill Burt?

redsock said...

DR!!!

s1c said...

Yes that is Bill Burt

Jere said...

My good friend (and Yankee fan) Mike's B-Day is 10/24. Only reason I remembered the WS starts that day this year. For the rest I just did the regular math of course. However, the off days are different this year in the AL and NLCS. I think there's an extra off-day during the middle 3 games.

Nice play by Lowell. The one-hopper!

L-girl said...

Wow, that packs a lot of moron punch. We got yer small-penis joke, yer sexist slur, yer spelling errors... the works.

though I do recall someone calling me old or obsolete; ancient :) L-girl)

Did I really? I'm sure I meant it in a good way. After all, I'm ancient too :)

redsock said...

what is it with some people here and bill burt? reading his quotes posted here, he makes bush sounds like stephen hawking.

L-girl said...

Extra days in all the playoffs this year, I think? It has the potential to go into November.

L-girl said...

Jere, I didn't get a chance to see your blog today. Did you have fun at the game last night, even tho they lost?

Jere said...

Wow, I'd totally missed where redsock posted the post-season sked and credited me for linking it. Thanks!

So, yeah, it's one extra off day in the CS's and one extra in each of the DS's, which is how it should've been, instead of no break between 4 and 5 despite travel. Plus one extra-extra day in ONE of the ALDS's.

L-girl said...

Ococ with the knock

L-girl said...

OK, 1st and 3rd and no outs. How many will score? I'm going with 2.

Jere said...

Rally time!

Yes, L, it was fun, thanks. Pretty comfortable once I left the spot where the wind was hitting me, and most of the night things were looking good.

s1c said...

Did I really? I'm sure I meant it in a good way. After all, I'm ancient too :)

Yes you did, of course you used the word venerable and then told me to get a new dictionary?

what is it with some people here and bill burt? reading his quotes posted here, he makes bush sounds like stephen hawking.

The quote is from a comment made by a Mr. Joshua on his site, of course the post he made was about resigning Lowell. As for Burt, he has started some pretty good writing careers - Bradford, the globes Patriot beat writer are just two in the last 1 1/2 years that he had hired and been editor for a few years. He also does guest hosts on WEEI.

Personally, I think he is fairly good.

Belli hurt again?

redsock said...

belli still hurting rounding first on the single. trainer out.

Jere said...

Wow, Doug gets one on that....

Better he takes it easy anyway.

L-girl said...

So the quote wasn't burt, it was a joshua person. That's better for the burt person.

Yup, Belli jogs into 1st and comes up limping.

redsock said...

all i know of burt is the quotes people have posted here (i haven't read him at all in at least 4 years). and those quotes made him sound like a 5 year old discussing the sox.

L-girl said...

sluuuugo

Jere said...

Nice. And Doug didn't get forced at second!

redsock said...

clayton out to run for swhb

Jere said...

Oh, man! Well, at least we know Cash can catch the knuckler.

I can't believe Royce Clayton is playing for the Boston Red Sox right now.

L-girl said...

i can't believe royce clayton is a red sox. he's so useless.

(you can quote me when he gets some great game-winning hit)

Jere said...

ha! Millar should've thrown to 2nd!

Jere said...

Make them pay, Papi. Hopefully with a dong.

s1c said...

i can't believe royce clayton is a red sox. he's so useless.

I read somewhere that he was going to retire after the Jays DFA'ed him but the Sox made him a minor league contract. I still am scratching my head over that one.

redsock said...

remy is high.

olson could not go to third on that -- mora made no move to get back to the bag. he barely got back in time to catch millar's cross diamond relay.

remy talking his silliness without really seeing the live play or the two replays. he's still talking about it -- only the illusions in his mind.

L-girl said...

There's the two runs I called for. How 'bout a couple more?

Jere said...

Strange play.

Jere said...

I thought the good doctor was about to be awarded the key to Dong City there.

Jere said...

Okay, L and sock, you must remember this player: Yankee pitcher Tim Leary. My dad always called him "The Doctor!" (I was too young to know who Timothy Leary was.) This turned into him calling ALL Tim's "the Doctor." So I still think of Tim Naehring as "The Docta!"

s1c said...

Well I guess I was wrong, it appears that Tony Massarotti has wrote the first article calling for Ellsbury to replace Drew in the line up.

all hail the prophetess L-girl. 2-1.

redsock said...

4th or 5th replay -- remy finally sees mora not at third base .

what an analyst!

L-girl said...

Ha! That's good. Tim = docta.

I def'y remember Tim Leary. I even knew who the druggie Tim Leary was in his day, but only b/c of my family.

Jere said...

I heard that, Remy now blaming Mora. However, he could've thrown to Mora, who could've caught it and THEN trotted to the bag for the force, there was that much time. It's as if Mora thought the ball was caught.

L-girl said...

all hail the prophetess L-girl

:-)

redsock said...

sox fan sign includes "remdaug"

L-girl said...

cabin dong

s1c said...

Fragging cabin.

redsock said...

that mirror dong was supposed to drift foul, wasn't it?

L-girl said...

The O's are defying my oracle. We will have to smite them.

redsock said...

get

the

third

out

NOW

Jere said...

Great throw, Cash.

s1c said...

It would be interesting to see what the BA/RBI/OBP/anything else you can think of are for opposing hitters with 2 outs. I swear it seems like every game all the runs have came after the Sox pitcher had two outs.

redsock said...

lips up

redsock said...

seriously, if belli goes out, why not put tek in? is it an absolute day off (assuming cash doesn't get hurt)?

i'm sure varitek can catch wakefield.

s1c said...

Tek can and has caught Wakefield. In game 5 of the greatest comeback in baseball history, Tek caught wakefield for three innings. with no passed balls.

nick said...

Hey, weren't the Black Sox the White Sox? And why would you want to celebrate them?

redsock said...

3 wild pitches though, iirc.

L-girl said...

i know, it's like varitek can never be in the same game as wakefield. altho of course he needs days off.

redsock said...

passedballa!!!!!

L-girl said...

The White Sox were never really the Black Sox, that was a derisive nickname. The Black Sox were a Negro league team.

Oops, Allan tells me you were kidding. I never know when people are being sarcastic online! Duh.

nick said...

Jere said...
It's a white man's world when you can reach base without swinging the bat.


That got a distinctly audible response from me. Thank you.

drawing my daughter's bath. I'll stop by later.

redsock said...

EXTRA CRISPY DONG!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

I Heart COCO!!!!brak brak

L-girl said...

OCOC DONG!

Extra Crispy!!!!

s1c said...

ocoC! ocoC! ocoC!

L-girl said...

Ococ's got the fro going tonight.

nick said...

earlier in the thread jere guessed someone was going to ask that question, so seeing none, I took the liberty of some ol' cut 'n' paste. figured it had to be done at some point.

s1c said...

Rocky Cherry up! Lets put the cherry on top of this one boys!!!

Jere said...

L--the giveaway was the fact that he cut and pasted my line:)

Nick, glad I could help you audiblize. At the line of scrimmage.

CaKeY said...

LoL Jerry: "Rocky Cherry, sounds like an ice cream"

L-girl said...

rocky cherry warming in the pen

on the girls team, the fruit team and the movie team!

Jere said...

Anybody ever see that brand of cookies called "O'Coco's"?

Jere said...

And the slot machine team!

L-girl said...

L--the giveaway was the fact that he cut and pasted my line:)

If I had seen your comment, it might have saved me a DUH. :)

Might have.

Jere said...

With Jim Barr! I've got to start this. And Chet Lemon!

redsock said...

catcher calls out trainer
and olson leaves
??

nick said...

man, if rocky moved to boston and he and ococ got married and they hyphenated their last names, they'd be cherry-crisp!

tub'll be close to overflowing by now.

L-girl said...

Does the whole fruit team coincide with the slot machine team? (I've never played slots, I wouldn't know.) Strawberry?

s1c said...

While I am happy that cherry is coming in to be popped, I hope it is nothing serious wrong with Olson.

L-girl said...

Nick, we don't want your daughter to drown...

nick said...

what was the injury? I'm going I'm going.

redsock said...

let's send cherry down a rocky road.

Jere said...

Okay, the all-slot machine team:

Rocky Cherry
Jim Barr
Chet/Bob Lemon
Buddy Bell
Ed "Stupid Purple Thingy" McGee
Seven Costanza

L-girl said...

Can you imagine if I played slots? I sure wouldn't be typing on this computer. Or watching this TV. Or living in a house. Or...

s1c said...

Does the whole fruit team coincide with the slot machine team? (I've never played slots, I wouldn't know.) Strawberry?

Nope, most of the slots I have seen have other things beside fruit. like 7's, monkeys, pyramid, horses etc etc.

L-girl said...

Seven, nice touch

L-girl said...

Slot-machine team - Dice K?

Jere said...

L: Don't think strawberry is big on slots: But he'd go on the Ms. Pac-Man Fruits team, along with cherry. And Fred Pretzel and Stew Banana. Frank Tanana?

Jere said...

Dice-K would be on the all-craps team. With Seven Costanza, of course.

L-girl said...

Tanana is not on the fruit team. Maybe the rhymes-with-fruit team, if we have one of those.

redsock said...

Joker! Joker! Joker!

Jere said...

The classic "old school slots" stuff: Cherry, bar, bell, 7, purple thing, orange....

redsock said...

nesn misses first pitch -- come on you idiots. we wanna see the WHOLE GAME

L-girl said...

I'm glad you didn't write "old skool". There's a pre-school near us that spells it that way! Way to teach, eh.

Jere said...

Liked the Joker's Wild reference. I liked the devil on that show. Jack Barry, then Bill Cullen. Barry scared me big time.

L-girl said...

Allan loves to bring up Joker's Wild. Another fave is "circle gets the square".

Jere said...

Maybe Timmy shoulda run at the runner

L-girl said...

this is a weird game

redsock said...

Yup - Joker's Wild.

Those big pull things -- reminds of of Gene Rayburn's slim slender long penisy Match Game microphone

Jere said...

Hey, I think I actually mentioned the Rayburn mic on this blog recently. When that guy Rayburn was on the other team. But yeah, the huge slot machine arm with the ball on top. Always wanted to go to that studio, break in one night and play the huge slot machine til the break o dawn.

Jeff in PA said...

Joker. Joker! And the triple!!

L-girl said...

reminds of of Gene Rayburn's slim slender long penisy Match Game microphone

I definitely remember that mic. And his bad teeth.

redsock said...

hollywood squares host peter marshall's son played MLB.

actual name: pete lacock.

s1c said...

L-girl went to canada and watched the Sox go ____ .

Charles - what do you have to say!

Meanwhile back at the ranch. Let us hope that another of Wakey's streaks ends tonight, the one of 26 straight decisions.

L-girl said...

Brett says, L-girl watched the Sox go DONG!

redsock said...

Brett Sommers
Bert Convy
C N Reilly


Man, that was some J-list of celebrities!

ish said...

BIG PAPI DONG!!!

Great thing to come home to.

s1c said...

Papi!!!!

and the streak ends, yeahhhhh!!!

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!

redsock said...

TIZZLE!

200th SOX DONG

Jere said...

Papi with another little marker out on Eutaw!

L-girl said...

Match Game and Hollywood Squares, where actors go to die.

L-girl said...

Who remembers the original cast of Hollywood Squares? Wally Cox, the Underdog.

redsock said...

Match Game

"... the turning point came with the question "Johnny always put butter on his _____." The (perhaps unintentional) double entendre marked a turning point in the questions on the show. Soon, the tone of Rayburn's questions changed notably, leaving behind the staid topics of The Match Game for more risqué, schticky, and double-entendre-laden humor.

L-girl said...

Hollywood Squares

Charley Weaver, Sandy Duncan, John Davidson, Joanne Worley... and of course Paul Lynde

Jere said...

I always liked how they'd put the year in the title.

Jere said...

Golden____

We've already heard Rod and Shower....

redsock said...

lopez and buchholz up

Jere said...

HBBB!

ish said...

Heh. Hit by his own bunted ball.

This ain't soccer, Melvin.

redsock said...

i see william shatner is still managing the orioles.

L-girl said...

Beam me up, Scotty. Nothin' but Papi Dongs down here.

L-girl said...

William Shatner... Canadian

Jere said...

"Far from the Elevator: The Don Orsillo Story"

ish said...

i see william shatner is still managing the orioles.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thought he looks like William Shatner.

L-girl said...

We've been reading the celebrity Z-list from Wikipedia on Hollywood Squares, Match Game and other old goodies.

nixon33 said...

what a crazy game. it'll be wake's first no decision

L-girl said...

Yay, double-H is in!

Jere said...

$1.61.

(Buch-61)

Jere said...

He continues the no-hit streak.

Jere said...

Looking for his second pickoff of Roberts

Jere said...

I hate the vacated hole!

L-girl said...

That caused an audible heh-heh.

redsock said...

I hate the vacated hole!

Is this a Match Game joke?

Jere said...

My streak of having seen every major league hit Double-H has given up live is over.

nixon33 said...

i wonder if the fact that the O's are wearing pajamas is fucking Buchholz's head...

Jere said...

Get 3, infield.

ish said...

5-2-3 DP!!!!

redsock said...

DR DP

5-2-3!

Jere said...

Almost 3, but I'll take the two!!!! DO says they threw the ball to second...

L-girl said...

Comments may slow down a bit... I'm falling apart and have to get up really early tomw a.m.

Nice DP!!!

s1c said...

Good dp started by the dr!

Jere said...

Leper Girl you are the queen of my world

Jere said...

great performance

s1c said...

KFK we in RSN thank you.

redsock said...

thanks as always cabin.

L-girl said...

No one's ever guessed the L stood for Leper before.

The HH stands for HHoudini!

Jere said...

you were falling apart.

And the rest of the line is from Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl"

ish said...

I just came across a very interesting website about the annual Midnight Sun baseball game in Fairbanks, AK, with a video to go along with it:

Midnight Sun Game

L-girl said...

I knew it was lyrics.

I used to hang out in a forum where ppl were always suggesting what my L might stand for. But we don't want to go there, not on JoS.

L-girl said...

I blog about that every year on June 21. I know exactly the video you mean!

redsock said...

i like it when relievers with 12.41 ERAs come into the game.

L-girl said...

BTW, Midnight Baseball is played all over Alaska that night. Really cool.

Jere said...

So Tito successfully cooled off Pedroia. We'll see how Jacoby does tomorrow night.

redsock said...

buchholz looking much betttter this inning.

ish said...

Much, much better.

SoSock said...

Jeez
I was really hoping I'd get home and we'd be so far ahead I could actually get some work done - But Nooooooooooo.
We're tied, Bases are juiced, there are no outs, and the kid is on the mound.
Damn!
He did a nice job getting out tho. eh?

redsock said...

41 pit for clay. that's gotta be it tonight.

tiz
dr
yook
...

ish said...

Notice: The bunt attempt did nothing to Mora's position. Shoulda bunted again.

SoSock said...

Ok, I haven't had time to read thru the whole thread, but I see an excellent question at the top - WHY LUGO?
I just wonder if anyone actually came up with a credible answer

redsock said...

WHY LUGO?
I just wonder if anyone actually came up with a credible answer


Tito did not log on and comment, so, no.

ish said...

Buchholz calls Pedroia, "Pedro."

That's cute.

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