September 15, 2007

G149: Red Sox 10, Yankees 1

Yankees - 100 000 000 -  1  4 0
Red Sox - 100 013 41x - 10 12 0
Win #90. The lead's back up to to 5.5 and the magic number is down to nine. (The sportswriters for the New York tabloids will have to do a 180-degree turn from today's "alive" articles.)

Boston pulled away against the feeble New York bullpen. Torre used five pitchers in the seventh inning as the Red Sox got two hits and drew five walks, scoring four times.

David Ortiz reached base five times (two singles, two walks, and a two-run double), Jacoby Ellsbury scored a run as a pinch-runner for Kevin Youkilis (HBP, contusion to his right wrist) in the sixth, then singled in two runs of his own in the seventh. JD Drew reached three times, thanks to two walks and a single. Eric Hinske doubled, walked and homered.

Beckett (7-3-1-2-7, 108) was superb. A solo home run by Derek Jeter gave New York a 1-0 lead in the first. After two walks, also in the first inning, Beckett settled down. The Yankees managed only one baserunner over the next 19 batters -- when there were two outs in the seventh inning.

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Chien-Ming Wang (3.69, 118 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.27, 140 ERA+)

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tim said...

GOD DAMN HELL MOTHER FUCKING PAPSMEARING OKAJIMING CHRIST!!!!

Great time until the 8th then, WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!!!!!

Be back Monday when I get back to Canada with photos et al...

Jere said...

I thought I'd get the best weather of the weekend at today's game. But, rainy and not as warm as predicted. Guess I'll have to wear the blue jacket.

Tim, look for me in section 43 today. Gee golly, that mention of what I'll be wearing seemed extemporaneous at the time. Keith, if you're there, I'll be wearing a yellow tank top. In section 3000.

Stephanie said...

Hahaha, great pic...lets hope the greek god of steamed spinach returns for today's game.

RF Roof Deck was too chillin for my liking, not loud enough. And standing for a 4+ hour game was lame.

tim said...

Sorry, girlfriend's google account was signed in for that post.

mtnman said...

What are the lineups for today's game? Is Ellsbury playing?

redsock said...

Lineups:

Don't know yet. I usually get them from here. Maybe at 2 or 2:30?

redsock said...

Two longest 9-inning games by time:

4:45 - August 18, 2006
NYY 14, Bos 11

4:43 - September 14, 2007
NYY 8, Bos 7

redsock said...

Good blog headline from Jere:

Yanks Win. But Are Still Pricks.

Andy said...

So it is safe to say that the Sox don't win marathon games. Keep it short then. Don't let the spinach get cold.

redsock said...

Hinske v Wang: 10-for-22, .909 SLG (and 7-for-10 against him last year with a 2.127 OPS!)

Flo batters him .444/.531/.778

Lowell does not: 4-for-22

Tek doesn't either: 1-for-13 (HR in 1st AB in Sept. 2005, then nothing)

redsock said...

I don't call him Passedballa for nothing:

Dumbo has 12 passed balls this year.

Tek has 4 and Mirabelli has 5.

redsock said...

Sox v Wang

MFY v Beckett

redsock said...

Last night was the first time in Papelbon's career that he allowed three consecutive hits.

L-girl said...

steamed spinach to the rescue!

have fun jere and tim. (and keith, of course.)

redsock said...

Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Drew, LF
Varitek, C
Hinske, LF
Crisp, CF
Lugo, SS

Damon, LF
Jeter, SS
Abreu, RF
Rodriguez, 3B
Posada, C
Matsui, DH
Giambi, 1B
Cano, 2B
Cabrera, CF

Rain? Globe: "The national weather service is forecasting a chance of showers in Boston today, mainly before 3:00 p.m. ..."

Should be okay at 4:00.

So this game will end around 9 PM?!?!

redsock said...

Wanker of the Day: MLB's Mike Bauman.

His lede:

"The New York Yankees cannot be counted out of any game in which they still have at-bats remaining."

In 2007, the Red Sox have a better record than the Yankees when they are:

trailing after 8 innings
trailing after 7 innings
trailing after 6 innings
trailing after 5 innings
trailing after 4 innings
trailing after 3 innings
trailing after 2 innings
trailing after 1 inning
tied at the start of the game

Pesky facts.

nixon33 said...

ugh. i dont like it when i wake up and see hinskes name in the lineup.
i hope he shuts me up.

redsock said...

The New York Times has a feature on Lyndon.

Lord Lynch said...

Enjoyed last night, until I went to bed!

Our sports channel with the contractsis showing Game 2. At 4:30 in the morning as an "As Live" game.

Great.

Gameday Live it is!

redsock said...

This is funny:

Mike Vaccaro, Post:

"They will remember this inning: the Yankees, the Red Sox, New York City, New England. They will remember what happened in the top of the eighth at Fenway Park this morning, next week, next month. If things happen the way it looks like they may well happen from here on in, they will remember this inning 50 years from now. Every detail. Every minute. Every second."


Good lord. Calm down.

redsock said...

Beware the Fist Pump!

nixon33 said...

can someone explain to me what the spinach thing is? ive been off the face of the earth for the last couple of days.

redsock said...

Nix:

In the Papi walkoff game on Wednesday, Tim posted:

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"

Later on, I posted:

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.

I tried:

lester definitely steamed some spinach in the first inning.
??


and it went from there.

I think it morphed from a bad thing to do to a good thing.

nixon33 said...

my frend called me from his waiter job in boston yesterday afternoon and left me a message:
"andy pettitte is going to pitch like shit. how do i know this? 'cause he's here at Maggiano's eating lunch. You feel this food for hours! "
well he was right, but maybe oki and pap ate there too...

redsock said...

I guess it's too late to call this Maggiano's place and have some ziti sent over to the MFY clubhouse?

Maybe for Sunday, though. You know Billy'd wolf it down.

nixon33 said...

not a bad idea redsock!

L-girl said...

they will remember this inning 50 years from now. Every detail. Every minute. Every second.

Mike Vaccaro is insane!

Also sounds like he's trying to channel the SI writer Gary Smith.

L-girl said...

I was totally stunned and disgusted last night. But today I am totally up for a win, and tomorrow's win, and the win after that, on to clinching the division, on to the playoffs.

IT IS ON!

L-girl said...

Enjoyed last night, until I went to bed!

I was thinking of you getting the bad news this morning.

"Lord Lynch gets the bad news..." /orsillo

I'm at work today, so it's GDGD for me. Goddamn GameDay.

redsock said...

Looks like Ed Grimley with McMoron today.

ish said...

Ouch. Not a very good start today, either.

redsock said...

not even going to try the audio today.

damon out 3-1.

L-girl said...

Ouch. All I saw was "in play, run(s) scored", that can only mean one thing.

redsock said...

A tangible dong to dead center.

redsock said...

All I saw was "in play, run(s) scored", that can only mean one thing.

When there is no one on base, yep.

Lord Lynch said...

L - I woke up at 6 am and switched on the recording. Bleary eyed I saw New York 8.

I'm surprised my neighbours (proper spelling!) didn't here the "I Don't Fucking Believe It".

And my football team had a miserable home defeat and the fans want to fire the manager.

And NOW, that tosser has scored.

Happy Days.

L-girl said...

And my football team had a miserable home defeat and the fans want to fire the manager.

Who's your team?

Happy days ahead, I promise.

redsock said...

I'm not in the mood for this bullshit, Josh.

Lord Lynch said...

It appears I can spell neighbour, but not hear!!!!!!

Amy said...

I am already hating the FOX announcers. And the score.

Amy said...

I hate these announcers.

L-girl said...

I am already hating the FOX announcers.

Once again, Amy proves she is smart.

Lord Lynch said...

Has A-Rod walked to 2nd, or has he stolen a base. Gameday is not clear.

L-girl said...

Twice.

Amy said...

Of course, we spell it without the U. But I like the British/Canadian spelling. Very sophisticated.

redsock said...

my mlbtv keeps going black and having to be restarted. it's happened three times already.

L-girl said...

We spell it with the U. :)

L-girl said...

Oy. Come on Josh. Get it together.

redsock said...

slappy walked, then stole on the first pitch to dumbo. no throw by tek. then dumbo was franked as well.

L-girl said...

Thank you Shemp!

Amy said...

Phew. OK, it's just one run.

I also thought about you, Lord. But at least you got a good night's sleep.

L-girl said...

Franked, nice touch.

Lord Lynch said...

Thank you Matsui for getting out on the 1st pitch.

30 pitch 1st innings.

redsock said...

... and the chokers strand a pair.

L-girl said...

Allan, can you post a link to the glossary in this game thread?

L-girl said...

(Amy, we're in separate workplaces today. It's not that we only communicate through comments. :) )

Amy said...

Yeah, yeah. I forgot which "we" I was referring to here. Are most posters here Canadian? I perhaps should adjust my spelling to meet your standards. :)

Why no LBJ today?

redsock said...

Glossary

Should I add "dong"?

ish said...

I hate FOX. Luckily I've got the radio (although there's a delay...) I hear the ball hitting the mit when FOX shows the pitcher in his windup.

Oh well. Better than these idiots on tv.

Lord Lynch said...

I have NFL Total Access on my TV, Gameday Live on my Desktop and Joy of Sox on my laptop.

I am not married and don't have any kids, dependents or what not in the house! You didn't need to guess.

Now hit some fucking runs off this fake.

ish said...

I think you should add dong, even though it's mostly self-explanatory. But hey, it's for journalism!

Amy said...

OK, I just have to ask this: How do you two work and moderate and watch the game and score? Just what kind of jobs do you have and how do I get one?

Lead man on...

L-girl said...

Are most posters here Canadian?

No, only a few. Tim, Woti-Woti and us, that's all I can think of right now.

Why no LBJ today?

Tito is mad at me?

Should I add "dong"?

Of course!

redsock said...

nice hit by wang and up the middle by fy.

make' em hate you more, yook.

ish said...

And for what it's worth, FOX has the worst picture quality in baseball.

Amy said...

Youk, get even. Don't get mad.

L-girl said...

How do you two work and moderate and watch the game and score? Just what kind of jobs do you have and how do I get one?

We are on our day-jobs that support our "real" (although often unpaid) lives as writers. We work at corporate law firms on the weekends.

It's boring but it works very well with writing. And following games. And moderating comments.

ish said...

2 on, 1 out. We need some black magic. Come on, Doc!

Lord Lynch said...

Two on - we need to make this man pay.

ish said...

Well, we need some magic. and connection. Maybe not black magic, but hey.

L-girl said...

Magic of any colour, and speaking any language, will be appreciated.

ish said...

The Good Doctor!!!

Amy said...

Go, Papi!

Law firms let you watch the game and moderate a blog---wow. Law firms either have changed or Canada really is laid back. When I worked at a large law firm back in the 70s, we had to account for all our time and bill accordingly. I hated that, and it drove me out. Along with other things.

YAY--score tied! I love Lowell.

Lord Lynch said...

Yes. How many runs Gameday?

L-girl said...

The doctor is IN!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

Dash - just 1. DP Drew on now....

L-girl said...

Yes, I was also hoping for more than one on GDGD... but we're still batting.

Amy said...

Keep the pressure on. Two men in scoring position. I am telling Tek NOT to swing at the high pitches. Will he listen?

ish said...

'Tek is 0 for 9 on he homestand, 2 for his last 19. But you just gotta squeak one through the infield! Dooo it. Peer pressure.

redsock said...

multiple shots of abreu out in right shielding his eyes with his glove. he had no clue on flo's hit and is blind out there.

and if you have ever stood out in RF during BP at this time of day, you know how tough it is to see anything.

fuckin' pinella.

Lord Lynch said...

At least it wasn't a double play.

L-girl said...

Law firms let you watch the game and moderate a blog---wow. Law firms either have changed or Canada really is laid back.

We did it in NYC for a zillion years, where it is anything but laid back.

We're not lawyers. We're support staff. When there's work, we do it. When there's downtime...

Amy said...

Fox says LBJ is good looking. THought you should know, L-girl.

Damn, stranded two MOB.

ish said...

'Tek hit it hard, we get out with 1... Just the one, but it's one. But Varitek got some good wood on it.

Let's see if Beckett's settled down a tad.

Lord Lynch said...

We get three hits, 1 run, no DPs and Wang still only threw 14 pitches?

L-girl said...

Fox says LBJ is good looking.

So they're dumb but not blind.

redsock said...

yeah saw fox's lyndon-cam. poor tv-less L.

so far, not a lick o' work here. hope it stays that way until after the game -- 9 or 10 pm!!!

Amy said...

Ahh, thanks for the explanation about the firms. It sounds like a good way to earn a living and have the time and freedom to write. Sounds ideal to me.

Tek at least made contact. But he is even getting to me....

redsock said...

We get three hits, 1 run, no DPs and Wang still only threw 14 pitches?

He never throws too many.

L-girl said...

poor tv-less L.

Note to self: bring binocs to games next week.

redsock said...

mlbtv is really shitty today. restarted about 7 times that inning.

L-girl said...

Ahh, thanks for the explanation about the firms. It sounds like a good way to earn a living and have the time and freedom to write. Sounds ideal to me.

Thank you. It has served us very well. I've done a dozen or so jobs to support my writing, but this has been the best. (Thus my 17 yrs of experience.)

The downside is that in NYC we worked 24 hrs/wk to earn what we earn here in 40.

L-girl said...

HGH 1st pitch? Thanks again!

ish said...

FUCK YEAH with a FUCK YEAH play!

Amy said...

You go, Dusty! Nice spin!

L-girl said...

Amy, you are a lawyer?

redsock said...

why is HGH breathing so hard? is he gonna have a heart attack in the dugout?

Amy said...

I am in fact a lawyer (please, no hissing), but I do not practice law and haven't since 1982. I teach at a law school in Springfield, MA. My students all know about my Red Sox mania.

ish said...

RS, did you see Pedro's line today?

6 IP, 7 H, 1 R(ER), 0 BB, 9 K
98p, 68st.

Amy said...

OK, good inning by Beckett. Does he have a JOS nickname? I haven't see one yet.

L-girl said...

I teach at a law school in Springfield, MA. My students all know about my Red Sox mania.

Cool. :)

No hissing here. We have friends who are lawyers doing amazing and important work. Not the ones we work for, of course, but hey. Gotta earn a living.

ish said...

ND for Pedro because the bullpen blew it (sounds familiar) 5-3 PHI top 9

Lord Lynch said...

Better Josh.

Note to self. Find more trash to throw out during the next inning.

I'm not superstitious.

redsock said...

0 BB and 9 K

Very nice. Go Petey!

Looking forward to seeing him work next month.

L-girl said...

When do the Tigers play today? I can't follow, mod, post AND look for scores.

L-girl said...

Looking forward to seeing him work next month.

me too

Amy said...

NY law firms pay outrageously. My daughter will be earning almost as much as I do (she starts work on Monday) at a very very small NY firm, and I have been out of law school for almost 30 years. The big firms pay almost twice as much. And even paralegals make a lot of money. It's really sort of sick, if you ask me. Not a life I want. No way.

redsock said...

Does he have a JOS nickname? I haven't see one yet.

All last season, I said he had rocks in his head. That probably doesn't count.

SoSH was sometimes calling him LaLoosh after the Bull Durham pitcher who insisted on throwing as hard as possible and then was tagged for tape measure HR.

Not so applicable this year.

redsock said...

det at min at 7

L-girl said...

NY law firms pay outrageously.

Indeed. But that doesn't always trickle down to our level. Our last jobs in NYC, it did. My replacement, however, was hired at 2/3 of my salary.

Amy said...

Wang settled down also. Perhaps a pitcher's duel today.

I still miss Pedro. Glad he is doing well, at least until we have to play against him in the WS.

redsock said...

Pitches in AB against Wang:

2 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 4 = 23 in 2 IP

L-girl said...

I usually love a good pitcher's duel but could we please hit and score runs like crazy today?

L-girl said...

Amy, this blog started out life as a Pedro appreciation website.

Lord Lynch said...

Pedro is the reason I follow the Boston Red Sox..

http://soxmillwalllord.blogspot.com/2007/09/return-of-little-genius.html

Amy said...

I wish I had known about this site back then! It's funny that what got me intrigued here was the debate about an apostrophe. I just knew this wasn't the typical fan site. I had been posting on OTM, not nearly as much fun!

Lord Lynch said...

Time to clear some garbage out.

redsock said...

There is a link to the old Pedro site (which was pedro45.net) under Important Stuff. I moved all the files over to my 1918 website, so everything still exists.

redsock said...

I think I started the Pedro stuff in 2000 sometime.

nixon33 said...

Ed Grimley is a martin short lookalike.
FUCK YOU FOX.

Amy said...

Nice post, Lord. So are you really a lord? This place is endlessly interesting.

L-girl said...

Pedro is the reason I follow the Boston Red Sox..

Yay! Very cool. I loved him even in my... earlier days. Before the conversion.

It's funny that what got me intrigued here was the debate about an apostrophe. I just knew this wasn't the typical fan site.

:-)

But just FYI, the game threads are relatively new. They only took off this season. In the Petey days there weren't even comments!

Amy said...

Well, the blogosphere has come a long way in a short time. A year ago I was still not sure what a blog was. Then again, fifteen years ago I didn't know what the Internet was.

nixon33 said...

come on beckett.

Lord Lynch said...

The "Lord" came from a trip to Australia nearly five years ago. A long story....

redsock said...

But just FYI, the game threads are relatively new.

I looked back recently and they really started in mid-May of this year.

Amy said...

I like when A-Rod hits balls off himself.

Amy said...

Really? That recently? At least now I don't feel like I was missing all this for seasons.


YAY, Beckett. NICE K!

ish said...

Backwards K!

nixon33 said...

HEY AROD STICK THOSE GLASSES UP YR ASSES!

Lord Lynch said...

on your way opt out.

redsock said...

I like it when A-Rod watches strike threes right down the middle of the plate.

L-girl said...

Without the blogosphere, we would have come to Canada without knowing a soul. The friends who were waiting for us up here were all from my blog - our whole support network. And we are part of that for many other people making the same move.

L-girl said...

Nix, how poetic :)

redsock said...

I may have to listen tomorrow night so I can hear the loud anti-Roger chants that are sure to be thundering throughout the park.

L-girl said...

ok let's get something going here...

redsock said...

At least for the first 2 innings -- until Tubby is dispatched to the showers.

nixon33 said...

come on rookie of the year.

L-girl said...

no hacking please!!!

Amy said...

Can we please make Wang throw more pitches?

It is sort of amazing how the Internet can create social networks. Hopefully, most are for the good.

nixon33 said...

make him work a bit...

Lord Lynch said...

Liking the glossary.

Not liking the lack of pitches CMW is throwing.

redsock said...

Fox graphic has DP as having the highest avg for a rookie 2B since 1900 -- at .327 he's right now 10 pts higher than a couple of deadballers, -- one of whom was called Duke (not Lord).

Duke Kenworthy, didn't catcher the other guy, something like Vioxx.

nixon33 said...

come on doc

L-girl said...

it's another operation for our team surgeon

redsock said...

"didn't catcher the other guy"

:>)

let's go, doctor d.

Amy said...

At least Papi made him work a bit. Now Lowell--tire him out. Foul some balls off.

ish said...

Flo: 3rd consecutive season of 100+ walks

nixon33 said...

come on jd....do it for me.

L-girl said...

hmm, consecutive BBs from wang

Amy said...

Two BBs. But not on many pitches. Can Drew keep it going? Just make him throw a lot of pitches. Or better.

L-girl said...

do it for joy nation! we've been defending you all year...!

ish said...

And now, it's the newest edition of... Star Search!

Find the biggest A-List names in the crowd at Fenway! It's bigger than the game itself!

redsock said...

the wild wang.

time for some action, jd!

Amy said...

OK, keep taking pitches.

nixon33 said...

come on two out hits is what we need!

nixon33 said...

come on capt. DONT FUCK AROUND

Amy said...

Another walk! Oh, no, up to Tek again with two out?? Will he just not swing??

ish said...

All of his pitches are drifting.

Welp, we need execution here, 'Tek. Patience, and/or execution. There are 2 out.

L-girl said...

good work, jd.

now cap'n, do it for amy!

redsock said...

guidry looking annoyed in dugout, shaking his head.

good eye, werd.

redsock said...

PLEASE tek -- do good.

Amy said...

WHY is he swinging? Isn't he watching? I hate being mad at Tek. But I am...

ish said...

5 LOB in 3 innings.

nixon33 said...

a BIG fuck

Amy said...

DAMN. Wasn't he getting the same tips the first three batters got? I am just not happy with him.

L-girl said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

L-girl said...

was it the SASAHE?

redsock said...

shit. varibelli.

L-girl said...

how come jd friggin drew can work out a walk and captain teflon can't?

redsock said...

wang doubled his pitch count that inning: 14-9-23 = 46

JB: 30-8-20 = 58

Amy said...

He's getting to be like an old boyfriend whose prior charms are becoming really annoying.

nixon33 said...

its pretty bad wthat im suprised when tek gets clutch hits now.

redsock said...

captain teflon

Jason Varitef?

L-girl said...

im suprised when tek gets clutch hits now.

yup me too

Jason Varitef?

Varibelli

nixon33 said...

jesus becketts pitch count is pretty high, no?

Lord Lynch said...

All the garbage has been taken out.

What next?

Tut tut Tek

Amy said...

Varitef? What am I missing in that reference? Or is it a typo?

nixon33 said...

siddown dumbo

nixon33 said...

teflon

redsock said...

dumbo, sit!

L-girl said...

i called him captain teflon, allan took it from there

Amy said...

Ahh, teflon. Gotcha. Thanks. Sorry to be a bit slow. I saw the Capt. Teflon, but just didn't then see the connection.

ish said...

And not only is his offense lacking, but we've been questioning some of his pitch selections recently, too. It's certainly more of an untouchable area for criticism, but with Okajima and Dice you'd notice it a bit. And Gagné, even.

Lord Lynch said...

5 Ks and here comes "I'm Sorry"

redsock said...

shemp backs away from the pitch -- and then it breaks back over the plate for strike 3!

ish said...

Beckett strikes out the side!

Amy said...

Yes, I made that comment last night (I am beginning to feel like a bad girlfriend, talking about my guy behind his back) about pitch selection with respect to DiceK. I still haven't seen any media comments on that though.

GO, BECKETT! Nice inning!!

L-girl said...

nice work josh!

Lord Lynch said...

6 Ks.

Regrets has left the batters box.

L-girl said...

ish, you're right re pitch selections. allan fumed about that w/ beckett all of last year.

otoh, i give him major props for HH's gem. a rookie throwing a no-no has got to rely heavily on his catcher.

redsock said...

becKKKKKKett

Lord Lynch said...

Amy. My girlfriend is a Yankee.

That's bad.

And I've spoken about to this to redsock on Threadsox - she will never convert.

Lord Lynch said...

Here comes our really scary bottom of the order.

redsock said...

I still haven't seen any media comments on that though.

you might never see that.

nixon33 said...

nice inning beckett.
wow seeing that actober ad is kinda silly after last night. i know last night wasnt the season or the world series, but the yanks fans must have a good laugh at it today.
fuckers

Amy said...

Lord, my husband is a Yankee fan. We need a support group.

My comment, however, was about Varitek, who has been my favorite Sox player for a while. But he is just pissing me off now.

nixon33 said...

i love SOSH
"Tito should get fired for starting Hinske"
ha so funny

ish said...

Yeah, he called a terrific game with HH... I wonder how often Dice (and the other starts) shake him off. He's shown that he can call a good game, but I just wonder how often they shake him off. A guy like Varitek, with his reputation, is not a guy I'd think you'd want to be shaking off.

But I really don't know much about the pitcher/catcher relationship.

redsock said...

cashman shown in crowd reading a magazine over someone's shoulder.

buy your own copy, ya cheapo!!!

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