September 21, 2007

G154: Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 1

Beckett (6-4-1-2-8, 113) pockets his #20 win - Ortiz (4 RBI, 3 hits) and Lowell hit back-to-back dongs in the ninth -- Varitek bopped a solo dong in the eighth -- Ellsbury and Pedroia each scored twice -- and Gagne looked great with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in which his pitch speed ranged from 68 to 95. (box)

The Yankees scored four times in the bottom of the ninth to erase a 4-0 Blue Jays lead, but then lost when Gregg Zaun hit a solo dong in the 14th inning.

2.5 GA. Magic #: 7.

(And the Tigers crept closer to New York in the WC race (4.5 GB).)

***

Josh Beckett (3.20, 142 ERA+) / Scott Kazmir (3.54, 130 ERA+)

Two excellent pitching match-ups tonight, with Halladay/Wang in New York, also at 7 PM.

The big question: Can (or Will) the battling Blue Jays, now officially eliminated from the wild card race, roll over for the Yankees? On their off-day yesterday, the team announced Vernon Wells is done for the season and will have shoulder surgery. Since Wells struggled to keep his OBP above .300 since mid-June (and he slugged .202 over the last 28 days), his absence may actually help Toronto's chances for victory. But still -- Eff you, Ricciardi.

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ish said...

matsui pops to short. 1 out

redsock said...

i'd have gameday, of course. be nice to have video.

ish said...

nobody warming in the yankees bullpen.

Ofer said...

No one warming for the Yankees, according to the yes-men

ish said...

molina grounds to second. 2 out

David said...

you'd be surprised at what seems like sympathy that exists for the yankees in that stadium. when "yankees suck" cheers begin they are quickly drowned out by boos. i suspect most of the rays "fans" suddenly become yankees fans when the yankees are in town.

ish said...

cano flies to left... 12th inning, there they go.

ish said...

hut vs. zaun

redsock said...

zaun looks at 2, swings at #3. K.

ish said...

and zaun strikes out.

well, i'm gonna kind of lurk. i'll post the big plays if anyone here is interested.

redsock said...

there are a lot of transplated (older) new yorkers down there.

ish said...

sounding like joba improving in his second inning. 4 K's in a row so far for him. frick.

redsock said...

Lind strikes out looking: csbc. 2 outs.

ish said...

well, the jays get past rivera and chamberlain... so if they can hold off the yankees in the bottom of the 12th, it should be ouch time in the 13th.

redsock said...

Olmedo: bc and F8.

Mid 11th.

David said...

redsock: no kidding. i'm one of the few natives. but, mom is from ny and dad from maine.

redsock said...

Mid 12th actually.

ish said...

Last two seasons combined for Ryan Howard: 100 home runs.

Ofer said...

The Cunt is only building himself up and up so his fall in the postseason will be all the more magnificent.

ish said...

1-2-3 bye bye yankees.

to the 13th. ouch time for the yanks!

redsock said...

HGH: 4-3
Milk Dud: bffbfbf L7
The Idiot: fb F8

Ofer said...

So, who is it? Farnsworth? Vizcaino? Bruney? They all sound good to me...

ish said...

Jacoby's catch tonight: #1 on the top 5 Webgems on Baseball Tonight.

L-girl said...

there are a lot of transplated (older) new yorkers down there.

he lives there. he oughta know. :)

nick said...

baseball tonight (dunno who's speaking) said "you're better off with [ellsbury] out there than manny."

L-girl said...

i have a good feeling about this. our magic number will soon be 7.

ish said...

vizciano.

L-girl said...

Jacoby's catch tonight: #1 on the top 5 Webgems on Baseball Tonight.

Yay!

(And boo that I don't have BBTN.)

redsock said...

Very true.

In the field: LBJ > MBM

redsock said...

1st up:

Reed Worst Chin Hair In MLB Johnson

L-girl said...

no argument from me

L-girl said...

i can't wait til manny's back in the lineup tho. i hope he won't be too rusty for too long.

nick said...

specifically they were talking about the post-season, adding a note about LBJ's ~.400 batting average.

redsock said...

Good work by the Jays to make the MFY pen work with Kennedy going tomorrow, followed by Billy.

redsock said...

Lyndon, while not a .400 hitter, can give both Manny and Coco rest, so he'll be quite handy.

redsock said...

Johnson K.

ish said...

the giants have told barry bonds he will not be back playing for the giants in 2008.

redsock said...

Johnson: cf K
Overbay: fbbf 3-1
Rios:

Ofer said...

Kay, just now: "Inglett is not gonna bat. Let's see who's that on deck, when he turns around. Oh, it is Inglett".

David said...

anybody have any thoughts on where bonds will be next year? i assume he will be a dh.

L-girl said...

adding a note about LBJ's ~.400 batting average

long may it run, but let's not get crazy here. the boy's not gonna hit .400.

redsock said...

come on rios, everyone in canada thinks you are the best player in mlb. prove it.

redsock said...

i'd love bonds's bat in boston for a year, but there is no fit in our lineup.

L-girl said...

the giants have told barry bonds he will not be back playing for the giants in 2008.

show's over, we rode you for all you were worth, now you're a liability, goodbye.

nick said...

oh, I totally agree on that. just noting what they're saying. I'm glad he's our boy.

L-girl said...

come on rios, everyone in canada thinks you are the best player in mlb. prove it.

i can think of two people in canada who do not.

(make that four, i'll throw in tim and woti.)

ish said...

pedro's line for the mets tonight: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER (4), 2 BB, 7 K, 90 pitches/54 strikes.

he's done because of a long rain delay in florida. 8-4 mets in the 6th, still delayed.

redsock said...

rios walks. they fear his mighty bat.

anklette up.

L-girl said...

you cannot imagine how much i miss bbtn. i don't care how stupid the commentary is (altho it is not always stupid), i need a baseball-only highlights show. i miss it so much.

redsock said...

This just in: I Love Pedro!

Ofer said...

Come on Inglett, give Kay a reason to remember you next time.

L-girl said...

This just in: I Love Pedro!

:=)

ish said...

i'd have a hard time accepting bonds in boston. i'll root for him, but it'll be strange. the only reason i'd want him on the team, hypothetically, is so we wouldn't have to face him.

L-girl said...

i gotta go. see you tomorrow, when our magic number will be...

ish said...

base hit for inglit. go-ahead run at second... aaron hill up for a chance to drive 'em in.

nick said...

later, l-girl.

ish said...

goodnight, L!

Ofer said...

OK, Hill, you've got a lot to atone for. It's the right day of the year and everything- go for it.

Ofer said...

Good night

nick said...

after all this, I was flipping channels and found out I have the yankees game on TV!

ish said...

blasted hill.

2-3, end of inning.

SoSock said...

WOO HOOOO!
A WIN!
So much nicer to come home to than what it's been all week.
Now if the Jays can just be the team they were against us - although we did a pretty good job of MAKING them that team.

Welcome back RS & L-girl.
I'm gonna go with the theory that we just needed you back at JoS, not that I need to miss the entire game more often.
Before tonight I've come home every night since Sat. around the 6th inning or so, and it's been bad every time.

nick said...

damn! hill blumps in front of home and shot out at 1st with 2 on. inning over.

Ofer said...

Fuck. The way this game is going, the work day will be done before the game, and then I'll have a dilemma of whether to go or stay.

ish said...

yankee thunder coming up. ci, abreu, slappy, vs. a rookie pitcher.

SoSock said...

Hungry like a .......

ish said...

quick base hit into left field for jeter.

nick said...

deadfish eyes is on. 2343. 118th place.

ish said...

abreu grounded into a double play but he legged it out. jeter out 4-6, came up limping afterward.

ish said...

and here's a-rod again.

lordie.

David said...

fucking jeter is always limping

SoSock said...

K-rod
Do what we want you to - NOW

ish said...

a-rod pops out to short!
2 out. matsui.

nick said...

for context: I am listening to samples of lots of early 80s electro singles and keeping my wallet in my pocket.

poop out for da rod!

ish said...

pitching change: joe kennedy, LHP

SoSock said...

Pop-up!
Sweet!

ish said...

3 and 1 to matsui. eesh.

ish said...

matsui walks.

SoSock said...

Might be the best thing that coulda happened.

redsock said...

let's get molina.

ish said...

kennedy vs. molina
lefty vs. righty

SoSock said...

Altho it does put the winning run at 2nd :(

ish said...

quickly 0 and 2 to molina.

struck him out!!

14!

redsock said...

pitch around the porn king and get the flying molina brother. text book.

nixon33 said...

and to the 14th we go

redsock said...

Yo, Jays. I gotta catch a bus home at midnight. You mind winnin' this one before then?

nixon33 said...

porn king?

tim said...

HELLOOOOOO JOY NATION!

Man it feels good to see a W. I should not watch games more often! I don't watch today and the bats come alive....Got my new car today, so I'm pretty stoked about that.

i can think of two people in canada who do not.

(make that four, i'll throw in tim and woti.)


WHAT? He's clearly the BESTEST EVER U STUPID IDIOTS - BLUE JAYS KILLED YOU HAHAHA LOSERS! RUSS ADAMS FOR MVP OF THE YEAR!

Fucking Jays - blow this lead, they better atone!

nick said...

14th and they haven't even reached the 9-inning mfy/sox game time.

redsock said...

Shemp luvs his pron.

Even trades tapes with the Japanese media guys.

nixon33 said...

ha, didnt know that.

ish said...

brian bruney vs. russ adams

i think he deserves bold lettering because of his performances against the sox.

David said...

8th pitcher of the night for the mfy

redsock said...

google him and porn and look for the time magazine article.

yes, that time magazine.

ish said...

adams struck out.

no more bold.

redsock said...

apparently he's also not much of a fan of bathing, if a.j. pierzynski can be believed.

SoSock said...

Fucking Jays - blow this lead, they better atone!
It IS Yom Kippur, maybe they will.

I should not watch games more often!
Know how you feel. This is the 1st game I've missed all of since Sat. - and they get a W!

tim said...

RODENT DONG!

nixon33 said...

YEAH!!!!!!!

ish said...

HOME RUN!!!!

GREG ZAUN DONG!!!! GONE!!!!

5-4!!

nick said...

fucking gone! let's keep it now.

tim said...

Know how you feel. This is the 1st game I've missed all of since Sat. - and they get a W!

Just did a bit of upreading and I think I'll go with your JoS thread theory as opposed to the miss the entire game theory ;-)

redsock said...

Yay Jays!

Alright, Zaun, you are NOT a huge pile of stinking poo.

Fine.

phrenile said...

Woot.

redsock said...

Was Zauny's dong a short porch job?

I hope so. Hahahaha!!

ish said...

adam lind gets a hit. yankee fans boo.

my heart flutters.

Ofer said...

Yeah!!! The dongs liking the BJs better than the Spankees tonight!

L-girl said...

Jays Dong!

I actually got out of bed to type that.

Boston wins, Jays will win *and* Yankees pitching will be spent. A trifecta!

SoSock said...

Alright, Zaun, you are NOT a huge pile of stinking poo.


Well, maybe not right NOW

tim said...

do they have anyone in the pen that can save this? bring back halladay!

redsock said...

MORE RUNS NOW!

ish said...

9th: cano, giambi, cabrera

redsock said...

LAURA IS UP!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

Was Zauny's dong a short porch job?

I hope so. Hahahaha!!


Was more right-center'ish.

L-girl said...

Was Zauny's dong a short porch job?

Nope. Bullpen.

ish said...

do they have anyone in the pen that can save this? bring back halladay!

joe kennedy has gone 1/3 inning, faced two batters. it's three lefties in a row in the 9th. should be kennedy.

SoSock said...

Damn
Sure would like to get 1 more. HGH is coming up in the bottom

L-girl said...

LAURA IS UP!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL

Up, but going back to bed to continue watching sans computer.

MAGIC NUMBER (soon to be) SEVEN.

redsock said...

Gregg Zaun hates Nazis.

ish said...

john sterling anti-truped me.

he called it like it was going to be easily caught shy of the warning track. he didn't know it was until he finally yelled... "GONE!"

redsock said...

No bullpens in rcf. Whatever - it went over the fence.

Sometimes Rodent Dongs are the best dongs of all.

ish said...

heh.

bruney struck out the side.

tim said...

damn, let's hope they can save this.

SoSock said...

Nice thought - try to get on in front of Stairs.
Too bad it didn't work

redsock said...

Me at Fri Sep 21, 09:42:00 PM:

ALRIGHT MFY -- people say you can do anything!
Can you win this game? Can ya???


Three hours later, I gotta ask:

Can you win this game? Can ya???

L-girl said...

Uh Allan, you know you don't have the car tonight, right? It's waiting for you at the GO station. Here in Mississauga.

redsock said...

15 minutes - let's save it.

Ofer said...

As long as Toronto doesn't give up any more gift-runs, we should be up by 2.5 soon.

tim said...

Wonder why they showed a graphic w/Jason Frasor's name/stats while showing the pitcher. I'm in mute right now.

redsock said...

I know - Zaun read my bus post and donged.

redsock said...

Joe Kennedy's gameday pic looks a bit like Michael Kay.

tim said...

As long as Toronto doesn't give up any more gift-runs, we should be up by 2.5 soon.

Although I'm pretty sure if they give up any runs, be it of the gift variety or not, said 2.5 game lead is in jeopardy again.

ish said...

Kano!

redsock said...

Whatta ya know? It's Robby Cano!

K - OUT #1!

tim said...

Kennedy!

nick said...

Kano... produced some classic electro tracks.

ish said...

cabrera: F5!

2 out

redsock said...

HGMAO!

How Giambi Makes An Out -- #2!!!

ish said...

i mean giambi.

tim said...

Let's fucking finish this fucker now, fuckfaces!

redsock said...

Come on, Kennedy, you beautiful hunk of man you!!!!

SoSock said...

Giambi! - Helping Allan make his bus!

Ofer said...

When the game at the Trop was in the 3rd inning, and the MFY game was already going to the 7th, I remember thinking: "wow, this game is not even gonna be official when their game will be done". And look at us now.

tim said...

Gibbons out to bring in Frasier ...

redsock said...

WHEAT THINS!!!!!!!!

ish said...

shelley duncan PH

righty coming in. no idea who it is.

they may call duncan back and bat wilson betemit.

ish said...

frasier? good.

ish said...

jason frasier vs. wilson betemit

SoSock said...

This pitching change brought to you by - NY Cab Service - Getting you home when you just can't leave the game in time to catch a bus :)

tim said...

We gonna shift this discussion to Threadsox now that the modding is on a bus?

shelley duncan PH

righty coming in. no idea who it is.

they may call duncan back and bat wilson betemit.


Nice use of your crystal balls there.

redsock said...

still here.

tim said...

you must work right near union then eh...

ish said...

former mutton chops man, brian tallet, warming for TOR

redsock said...

first canadian place. king and bay.

tim said...

Bet em all on that! PUNCHED OUT!

ish said...

BALLGAME OVER!!!!!!

MAGIC NUMBER: 7!!!

redsock said...

JAYS JUGGERNAUT ROLLS ON!!!!

2.5 GA.

Magic -- #7

Colin said...

Awesome...

ish said...

Get your bus, Allan!

SoSock said...

Woo HOOOO!
SEVEN!

Ofer said...

Lucky Number 7... fuck yeah. And fuck you too, MFYankees.

redsock said...

Way to go Yankees --

Tease your fans, then choke in the 14th.

redsock said...

Leaving now.

Should be home about 1:15 or so. I'll put shit through then.

SoSock said...

Gotta Love It!
Night All

CaKeY said...

WOOO

http://www.threadsox.com/Themes/babylon/images/7.jpg

tim said...

THANK U RODENT!

first canadian place. king and bay.

Nice, is that the one with the marché in it? or is that BCE place.

longest jays game of the year buffy was saying...

this comment probably wont come up for a while, so i better make the rest of this comment worthwhile, headed to bed now...

titties and beer and baseball and wings and pizza and whiskey and bums and THE MAGIC NUMBER FINA-FUCKING-LLY MOVING!!!

Night all!

Devine said...

Yankees lose in 14! Yankees lose in 14!

YES!

redsock said...

titties and beer and baseball and wings and pizza and whiskey and bums and THE MAGIC NUMBER FINA-FUCKING-LLY MOVING!!!

Has Tim had a drink or two? Nahhhhhhh!!!

ish said...

espn sportscenter poll: do you want your favorite team to sign barry bonds?

73% said no, from 49 states. all but wyoming, who didn't give a shit.

Woti-woti said...

Umpire rings up a Yankee in front of home crowd for final out in extras?? Shocking. Just fucking shocking. And right back at it at 1.00. Gee, I hope those creaky old Yankee bones will be OK. Blue Jays partying like it's '93.

Ofer said...

Checked up on the 1st inning for Beckett thing. Nothing special there. Had 5 25+ pitch innings (2 against the MFY), and didn't give up more than 2 runs in any 1st inning.
Maybe the wrong perception is from last year, but I don't care enough to check that out, too...

Jere said...

Back at a computer now after a long drive to CT. Got to hear the news about Zaun winning the game in the 14th from some EEI talk show host. Was psyched. The ultimate day: Sox win and Yanks think they have manifest destiny on their side only to lose in the end. 2.5 with 8 to play. They're on the ledge in Uankee Universe! Panic has set in!

And just seeing now that some of you wished me a g'night after I left before. Thanks! But you didn't think I meant "sleep" did you?:) Was cool to read the part of the thread I missed, with Allan getting thrown under a bus or whatever...

L-girl said...

Ha, this is fun catching up on the rest of the game thread in the a.m.

Allan makes his bus, Jere magically reappears while I'm fast asleep, and Tim sings these are a few of his favourite things.

I never would have thought 2.5 GA would feel so good!

SEVEN, BABY, SEVEN!!! WE ARE WINNING THE DIVISION!!!

ish said...

I slept like a baby last night. It was awesome.

Until 4:30 this morning when my cat went to jump up on my bed (right in the area of... my face) and I woke up. We scared the hell out of each other, with my shoulder getting scratched up in the process.

But... 2.5 GA! Other than the Rude Awakening this morning, I slept VERY well.

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