September 12, 2007

G147: David Ortiz 5, Devil Rays 4

WALK OFF!

The days are getting shorter, the evening air is getting cripser. David Ortiz knows it's gettin' close to playoff time.

After Lester allowed four runs in the first, Flo got three back in the third with a dong into the bullpen. Then, with Lugo on first, he whacked a second tater to right field in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.

Snuffer get his first win of the year!

And "Brian the Red" wins the Walk-Off Book Contest.

***

Edwin Jackson (6.00, 77 ERA+) / Jon Lester (4.47, 102 ERA+)

Runs scored in last three games against Tampa Bay: 1, 0, 16.

It looks like the four AL playoff teams are set: Boston, New York, Cleveland (6.5 GA) and Los Angeles (9.5 GA).

Yankees (5 GB in East, 4 GA in WC) at Skydome: Mussina/McGowan. Can the MFY win their seventh in a row with Mussina, who has allowed 20 runs in his last 9.2 innings?

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redsock said...

Latest idiotic catch-phrase by MFY radio play-by-play man John Sterling:

"What a job-a by Joba!"

redsock said...

1. Lugo SS
2. Pedroia 2B
3. Ortiz DH
4. Youkilis 3B
5. Drew RF
6. Varitek C
7. Moss LF
8. Crisp CF
9. Hinske 1B

1. Iwamura 3B
2. Crawford LF
3. Pena 1B
4. Upton CF
5. Young RF
6. Harris 2B
7. Gomes DH
8. Navarro C
9. Wilson SS

L-girl said...

Where's my boy? Did he have too much fun on his birthday and needed a day off?

redsock said...

FSN and Migraine tonight. Boo.

redsock said...

let's go, sid.

L-girl said...

I guess everyone's celebrating Rosh Ha'shana. (Which I'm supposed to be doing but am not.)

redsock said...

leadoff walk, 1-0, mccarver is right.


fucking pole. booooo

L-girl said...

3-0 Tampa. Perhaps we have to let them get a 7-run lead before coming back.

redsock said...

god these fsn guys are stoked. didn't they learn their lesson last night?

Colin said...

Damn Lester...already 4-0...wtf???. I pray you were paying attention to what happened in the beginning of last night's game, otherwise it'll be dependent on pure offense...AGAIN!

redsock said...

lips up in the pen

ish said...

Well luckily there's an off-day tomorrow. If you have to burn the bullpen, tonight's the night to do it.

redsock said...

tito used 5 or 6 relievers last night. be nice to see lester settle down and go at least 4 or 5.

chris said...

maybe wakey can come in and pitch the rest of the game he didn't pitch last night!

thatdietcokegirl said...

already 2-0 wankers in toronto.

Colin said...

I certainly pray they all take a 12-hr rest period or something.

I'm starting to find this sluggish pitching unacceptable in every way. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but I have expectations that our bullpen, one of the best in MLB, can be more strategic with their pitching...unless TB is psychic all of a sudden.

ish said...

We'll see how Lester bounces back.

L-girl said...

You're finding it unacceptable? Thinking about making a roster move?

L-girl said...

Colin, the bullpen has been great. You're watching the starter have trouble, same as last night.

redsock said...

this pena guy is annoying.

p.s. why can't we get players like that?

ish said...

Now that was just mean, Carlos.

That falls under the category of, "shit happens".

ish said...

We actually had Peña last year for 18 games. I can't tell if you're sarcastic or not, but hey. He actually hit a walk-off dong last year against the White Sox on September 5th.

L-girl said...

It's almost the #1 joke of Red Sox fans: "why can't we get players like that?"

redsock said...

i remember that dong.

it's a standard line when an ex-sock does something good. (i think it comes from bob lobel.)

L-girl said...

I used to fall for it, too. :)

ish said...

it's a standard line when an ex-sock does something good. (i think it comes from bob lobel.)

noted.

Colin said...

All right all right...I've just had a bad day at work and no one likes seeing any Red Sox pitcher get bounced around by the Devil Rays of all teams (though I'll admit they have their moments).

And as far as watching the starter have trouble, I guess I jsut expect more out of Lester and esp. Wakefield.

L-girl said...

i especially like the line when it's someone who sucked for the sox who we couldn't wait to get rid of.

redsock said...

the line works especially well with guys we got rid of. renteria would be a perfect example.

L-girl said...

Colin, try to remember we won last night, and things looked a lot worse.

Colin said...

Good point. It's hard to be a cynic and a Sox fan at the same time.

ish said...

Yeah. I have Renteria of the Pujols.

My sister's boyfriend saw a shirt like that in St. Louis when Renteria played out there.

redsock said...

fsn talks about the HRs pesky hit just inside the p. pole.

actually, pesky hit 7 HR at fenway in his career and none of them -- zero! -- went down by the pole. that's a fact.

ish said...

He could have landed wrong. Maybe turned an ankle.

redsock said...

come on, tek. call some outs. make lester a good pitcher. work that intangible captain magic.

redsock said...

lester - 54 pit thru 2.

redsock said...

druuuuuuuuuuuuu.

ish said...

Drew's hit in 5 straight games.

redsock said...

For those who read the Tek Says Cheer Drew article, SoSHer NickEsasky has posted:

"Youkilis: JD Drew is a p***** and should be boo'd mercilessly" (no link):

"I wish the fans understood how much power they have," said Youkilis. "They can mentally ruin J.D. Drew. They really can."

The irony, said Youkilis, is that by booing Drew, it makes yourself as a fan feel better about your own miserable existence.

"I don't know if people understand this. J.D. Drew is not going anywhere. He's not only our right fielder now, but he's going to be here awhile," said Youkilis. "If people can accept that fact, then they realize that they can make this guy's life a living hell for 4 more years."

"He's not the kind of guy that throws his bat," said Youkilis. "Is his hat going to be as dirty as Trot's (Nixon) was? Fuck No. And that means he doesn't care. And that means he isn't good."

"But you look at his swing. It's a great swing, if you want to look like a pussy" said Youkilis. "And he's a good outfielder, even though he runs like a girl. He has good speed but not as fast as me, you see my triple? He's a good player but he's fragile as hell. This is where the fans can really make a difference."

"Why not boo the fuck out of him when he comes to plate," said Youkilis. "They did it for Bellhorn and Foulke and it helped. It really did. The energy the fans take away from you can really make the rest of us laugh and feel better about ourselves. Trust me, I know. I can feel it. But the fans can also make you want to get under a rock, that is where Drew belongs, either that or crucified like his so called lord and savior." 'Why can't Jesus help him get a hit with runners on base?"

"Plus he has just a tiny little pussy ass goatee instead of a real man's one, which is really what I look at instead of hits or batting average," said Youkilis. "That will be forgotten by tonight, though, because it's J.D. Drew. And that's not right."

What would be right, he says, would be a booing for each and every at bat ... beginning tonight.

"I don't understand why fans don't understand that," said Youkilis. "We need J.D. to be shit. It's easy, easy, to do in this climate. I really wish the fans would give him shit. He deserves it. Plus it would make me laugh."

L-girl said...

leave 'em loaded. bah.

redsock said...

LOB-otomy.

L-girl said...

this must be the slowest, most boring game of the season. i had two glasses of wine w/ dinner and i'm fighting to keep my eyes open.

L-girl said...

rally time!

redsock said...

papi's gonna wake us up.

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

GOOD TIMES DONG!!!!!!!!!!

go papi go.

ish said...

BIG PAPI DONG!!!

RS, you called it, my friend! Ask and you shall receive!

thatdietcokegirl said...

OH YEAH.

redsock said...

if only it was that easy.

DREW!!!! ON FUCKIN FIRE!!!!

L-girl said...

Drew es en fuego!

redsock said...

drew attacking early

2nd pitch single
and
1st pitch double

ish said...

It looks like the ball bounced where Peña caught Ortiz's line drive for the unassisted double play. He should have replaced his divot.

thatdietcokegirl said...

espn are dissing are line-up over on the mets game. apparently without manny we're way easier to pitch to.

L-girl said...

funny how we managed to score 16 runs last night.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i know, srsly.

redsock said...

because if manny is not hitting 4th, opposing pitchers pitch to coco hitting 8th WAY differently.

L-girl said...

Lugo! Great play sitting on his butt!

tim said...

*DRINK*

L-girl said...

Tim, we don't have NESN tonight. What was the magic phrase?

ish said...

*yawn*

ish said...

5-1 Detroit in the bottom of the sixth against Texas.

Sheff and Mags donged.

4-0 mfy top fifth.

L-girl said...

If the Yankees would lose tonight and help out Detroit...

redsock said...

relying on the jays to beat the mfy ... not a whole lot of hope there.

ish said...

Mussina's pitching. 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K 74/46

L-girl said...

leadoff single for fuck-yeah

ish said...

Oh god. NESN debuts the elect Remy for RSN president t-shirt.

L-girl said...

Seems like Remy has an unfair advantage when it comes to campaign ads, y'know?

ish said...

Uh oh.

Youk better watch himself.

L-girl said...

Uh-oh, here comes Yook O'Neill...

redsock said...

that check swing that the ump called a swing was slightly less of a swing that the one the same ump called a ball.

Andy said...

"you gotta be shitting me!" Youkilis

ish said...

Terrible call from where I'm sitting, but Lowell's sick and the Sox cannot afford Youk to be thrown out of the game. Good thing he didn't.

ish said...

The bases would have been loaded now.

L-girl said...

damn, drew is on base A LOT lately

redsock said...

drew on 3 of 3 times.

hey tek -- do something good, huh?

Andy said...

Hey tek doing something tangible

Andy said...

i'd do her

L-girl said...

andy? wtf?

ish said...

109th K for tek.

redsock said...

maybe tomorrow, drew can give an interview saying the fans should give tek a standing ovation.

Andy said...

I was referring to the ball girl who made the amazing ballgirl catch

L-girl said...

blue jays have bases loaded, bottom 6th

L-girl said...

i knew who you were referring to. i still say wtf.

L-girl said...

jays didn't score :<(

Andy said...

Look Lgirl you have your ex-president let me have my girl the ball girl

L-girl said...

i'm not letting you or not letting you. i just found the "i'd do her" a bit out of place here.

Andy said...

ok ok i am sorry yet again for my outrageous behaviour. I added the "u" for you.

L-girl said...

crispy!

L-girl said...

andy settle down. all i said was wtf. i didn't slam you or say it was outrageous.

thanks for the u anyway :)

Andy said...

Did I mention I walked into Covelli and family in San Diego when they played the padres. it was cool

L-girl said...

did you call him ococ? :)

seriously, tho, you walked into them?

redsock said...

was his wife doable?

Andy said...

I have a few pics on my phone from the time in San Diego when Tavarez tried to pick up that woman.

Andy said...

very doable. She would make a nice ball girl. Did you just get smacked at home Sock? my wife and i were walking down the street and we walked into a shoe store by chance and there was the calC ocoC

L-girl said...

andy, we don't smack each other. we're too busy laughing at you.

Andy said...

that is nalc ocoC

L-girl said...

that's cool you saw them in a shoe store. did you say hi or anything?

L-girl said...

clan coco :)

redsock said...

Daddy MDC in.

Andy said...

I actually wasnt wearing Red Sox gear like everyone else in downtown San Diego that day I was dressed real nice as we were going out to dinner before the game. I just gave him the nod and said whats up covelli. No shit just like that. in a few minutes I would be freaking out cuz I just said whats up to coco. and i used his real name. He seemed real on edge cuz of all the Sox fans around the area. His kids are adorable and my wife even hugged one when his daughter ran into my wife's leg. Probably the coolest thing ever. Later that day we were able to say whats up to him again as fans when we were just outside the chain link fence in center field during batting practice. I wonder if he remembered us

Andy said...

Also, I am glad I can give a laugh. that is what I like to do.

ish said...

Nice stab by Daddy Delcarmen!

L-girl said...

nice touch, calling him by his given name.

Andy said...

holy shit delcarmen with the reach around

Andy said...

that girls sign had remy looking like hitler

Andy said...

hitler as ruler of the Red Sox Nation? I dont think so.

L-girl said...

always great when the camera stays on peewee long enough to see a whole string of curses. every other word out of that guy must be bleeped.

L-girl said...

we don't have nesn tonight, so this hitler thing sounds pretty bizarre

redsock said...

bill lee always called the mfy "nazis" and "brownshirts".

ish said...

Better not check the swing, Youk.

redsock said...

here is where drew becomes a true red sock.

Andy said...

mlbtv shut down when the midget struck out. censorship mlb style

ish said...

Look at the swing on the first pitch from Drew. He got fooled by the speed but his bat was in the same plane as the ball. He's definitely seeing it well.

Andy said...

a girl had a sign in the stands that was a drawing of remy and orsillo. remy looked like hitler with a small mustache and slick hair. round small head too. very much like adolpho

redsock said...

pitch around drew to face the automatic out - varitek.

L-girl said...

RUNS PLEASE!!!!!!

ish said...

And Drew walks again. Very nice.

Now they're telling Glover to throw some high cheese action to Varitek.

tim said...

Tim, we don't have NESN tonight. What was the magic phrase?

Sorry for that quick drop in - I burned my fingers cooking dinner steaming spinach, and was watching the game and eating said dinner when Lugo made that play, resulting in a Remy/DO "and in a results based business, he got the job done"

Looking at the orig thread, that one isn't in there, but I know we've discussed it here before...also looking at the orig thread, theres an option for "Whenever Remy pimps his website or tries to sell his crap"

This season I'm pretty sure if anyone bothered to play that one they'd be in the hospital at about this point, with some sort of liver damage. Probably wouldn't remember most of the season too.

Now that I've wasted enough time typing all that with one hand, time to switch on the game.

ish said...

'Tek is 3 for 3 against Glover.

Andy said...

pitching coach to mound to purchase some ticks for the next asshole to get ready to be lit up

L-girl said...

pitch around drew to face the automatic out - varitek.

good thing amy's having rosh ha'shanah tonight

Andy said...

yeah the results based business line was exceptional.

ish said...

Meh.

redsock said...

thanks capt.

fucking christ.

Andy said...

JETER!

tim said...

thanks capt.

fucking christ.


ARGH! Another case of "Tim views the comment before MLBTV shows the play"

L-girl said...

"Whenever Remy pimps his website or tries to sell his crap"

This season I'm pretty sure if anyone bothered to play that one they'd be in the hospital at about this point, with some sort of liver damage. Probably wouldn't remember most of the season too.


They'd be drinking more than you, me and Redsock put together.

And that be some serious drinking yo. /sob

redsock said...

4-3 feels like 8-3 to me.

why tek hits above 8th is a mystery to me.

L-girl said...

But Tim, that sounds painful, burns hurt for so long afterwards.

tim said...


They'd be drinking more than you, me and Redsock put together.

And that be some serious drinking yo. /sob


I am a natural Canuck after all...

tim said...

The problem with this is that I didn't deal with it fast enough...I kept cooking instead of running it under cold water for like 20 mins.

After I made that comment on here I rushed to the store to get some aloe to put on it, and just took 4 extra strength ibuprofens so it should start to feel better soon ;-)

ish said...

who guessed walk-off tonight?

L-girl said...

I was going to say cold water.

Ugh. Here we go booing Drew again.

redsock said...

walkoff: brian the red

(i see tim has this friday)

tim said...

well that was shitty.

tim said...

i've got it in a bowl of cold water right now, so i don't miss the game :P

redsock said...

i think "i burned my fingers steaming spinach" should be used in some type of future situation here, but i don't know for exactly what.

L-girl said...

i'm assuming you don't have any aloe gel around the house. somehow you don't strike me as an aloe kind of guy.

Andy said...

That is why drew didnt catch the ball. he burnt his fingers. or maybe that thats why tek cant hit

tim said...

"somehow you don't strike me as an aloe kind of guy."

jeeze, what gave it away? well, i do have an aloe plant back home and bottles of the stuff for sunburn, but i'm up at my new place for school so hmph!

and RS, i'm with ya on that spinach comment.

ish said...

I saw an aloe drink at a supermarket down here. Drinking aloe. Haven't tried it yet, but it sounds... interesting.

L-girl said...

yeah, they're steaming spinach in the clubhouse

Andy said...

oh hell oki cant have any bracelets

Andy said...

drink aloe for heart burn?

L-girl said...

ish, eating/drinking aloe is supposed to be good for arthritis and joint pain. so i've heard.

L-girl said...

heart burn, good one :)

Andy said...

the sox better run to the store for some aloe.

redsock said...

lester definitely steamed some spinach in the first inning.

??

Andy said...

well done. Farrell better run to the store for some aloe

tim said...

What a scare. Something happened to my mlbtv apparently, as I came to this window I heard the audio of Upton's dong and got all pissed, then saw Lester on the mound.

redsock said...

what???? tito brought lester back in???

fire him now, theo!!!!

ish said...

Oki Doki! He didn't need those bracelets anyways.

What we do need though, are a couple of runs.

L-girl said...

thanks jeemer, now some RUNS PLEASE!!!

Andy said...

tito put lester at catcher hoping he can hit better than Jason

tim said...

i love how we're able to make light of my personal spinach steaming injuries and 8:45 pm aloe runs.

let's just hope the spinach steam explodes off the red sox bats and over the green monster tonight...
?

L-girl said...

ok, it's spinach time!

Andy said...

oooh green monster is green like spinach. something there?

L-girl said...

jays have scored a run, alert the media...

Andy said...

i just dont feel it tonight

redsock said...

5 outs left -- come on, coco!

L-girl said...

ok covelli, do it for your friend from the san diego shoe store!

tim said...

jays have scored a run, alert the media...

So Rivera is in?

Andy said...

come on illevoc

ish said...

The run the Jays scored was an unearned run off of JtC, brought to you by E-Rod.

Andy said...

it was an adidas store. I kept calling him captain adidas all weekend.

redsock said...

e-rod with the error. jtc allows an unearned run, f-bat in to face overbay as tying run.

tim said...

Why is Lowell not on deck?

redsock said...

inf single to CI.

jays bases loaded. zaun up.

L-girl said...

ack zaun, that rodent

ish said...

Joe Castiglione mentioned JtC having been scored upon. Three minutes later, Glenn Geffner said, "Joba Chamberlain has been scored upon!"

I'm so glad the two of them listen to each other.

Andy said...

Lets go jays
lets go...fuck...lets go Hinske?

ish said...

And of course, the Jays leave 'em loaded.

redsock said...

F U JAYS.

and a special fuck you to zaun-ey.

ish said...

If Hinske doesn't get on here, it'll be the top o' the order in the bottom of the 9th, with You Know Who batting third.

L-girl said...

I'm so glad the two of them listen to each other.

i notice that w/ don & jerry too!

L-girl said...

somebody can win a book tonight!

ish said...

Glenn also has a tendency of talking while Joe's talking, and tonight Glenn said something while his mouth was full of pizza.

redsock said...

but remy has stopped saying "i just said that, don!"

i miss that.

Andy said...

i hope the rays score once just to sweeten tonights walk off

L-girl said...

no thanks. i'll take a clean snuff by the bot.

David said...

migraine just said he was hoping tek would have fallen over his helmet

L-girl said...

david, i was just repeating that over and over! i couldn't believe he said that. "the only thing you can hope here is that maybe varitek stumbles on his helmet..."

Andy said...

lots of comments tonight Mr and Mrs Sock.

ish said...

"the only thing you can hope here is that maybe varitek stumbles on his helmet..."

yeah, and we hope someone hits al reyes in the cup with a line drive.

Andy said...

this at-bat is just foul

L-girl said...

Someone's got to step up :)

Andy said...

what the spinach bot

David said...

Living in tampa i have the pleasure of listening to this guy 150+ times a season. at least i do get to see the red sox a few times each year.

L-girl said...

nice play!

yeah, and we hope someone hits al reyes in the cup with a line drive.

sounds about right to me.

Andy said...

fucking inspiring

ish said...

Things will get very hairy if the Sox lose this one tonight. bottom of the 9th in Toronto, bottom of the 9th in Boston. If the scores hold up, it's 4 GA and mfy plays tomorrow. Could certainly make the weekend series very interesting.

redsock said...

reyes is the asshole who broke nomar's wrist back in 1999, so yeah, getting the winning run home on a liner off his junk would be nice.

L-girl said...

david, do you go to games when the red sox are in town? i imagine it's pretty easy to get tickets.

ish said...

Remember when Jim Corsi got hit in the junk with a liner? I remember Remy saying, "I hope everything's intact..."

L-girl said...

ish, true as that may be, i am fully expecting to see a boston win tonight.

ish said...

Me too, L. Me too.

Andy said...

i wish I lived near Kansas City. You can get sweet tix from the box office even on game day.

L-girl said...

good man ish

ish said...

Yankees won.

L-girl said...

KC? The Red Sox are only there for 3 games a season.

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