September 22, 2007

G155: Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 6

Red Sox Clinch Playoff Spot!
Red Sox   -  001 202 003 - 8 13 0
Devil Rays - 000 201 300 - 6 7 0
With Boston trailing 6-5, Varitek started the top of the ninth with a solo home run off Al Reyes. Hinske, who had looked horrible all night, followed with a double. After Crisp popped to third, Lugo homered to left!! Then Ellsbury doubled and took third on a foul pop to first, but was stranded at third.

Drew continues to be ON FIRE with a double, a home run, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Varitek was on base all four times tonight: walk, 2 singles and home run. And Eric Gagne looked fantastic once again and he picked up the victory.

***

A wild one this afternoon:
Blue Jays - 000 300 530 0 - 11 18 0
Yankees - 010 014 320 1 - 12 17 1
***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.41, 103 ERA+) / Andy Sonnanstine (5.68, 81 ERA+)

Matsuzaka's ERA is 11.20 in three September starts -- and 7.15 in his last seven outings. In 26.1 innings against Tampa, his ERA is 3.42. ... Sonnanstine has a 9.00 ERA in three starts (15 IP) against the Red Sox.

Manny Ramirez will likely return no earlier than Tuesday at home against Oakland.

The Blue Jays play the Yankees at 1 PM: Marcum/Hughes.
East
Boston 91 63 .591 -- 8 games left
New York 88 65 .575 2.5 9 games left

Wild Card
New York 88 65 .575 -- 9 games left
Detroit 84 70 .545 4.5 8 games left
Seattle 82 71 .536 6.0 9 games left
Detroit hosts Kansas City at 7 PM.

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redsock said...

Doubleheader! Blacked out here in Toronto, so it's Gameday this afternoon.

Go Jays!

nixon33 said...

doubleheader as in yanks play early?

redsock said...

Yes.

redsock said...

Johnson RF
Stairs 1B
Rios CF
Thomas DH
Hill 2B
Adams 3B
Lind LF
Thigpen C
Olmedo SS

Milk Dud CF
CI SS
Abreu RF
Slappy 3B
Shemp LF
Dumbo C
HGH DH
Cano 2B
Malphabet 1B

nixon33 said...

why would it be blacked out in toronto?

Woti-woti said...

Glad to see Torre running Jeter out there again. His knee should be in dandy shape.

redsock said...

Because it's the Blue Jays. MLB wants me watching Rogers Cable.

nixon33 said...

so you watch gameday instead?

redsock said...

Yeah.

nixon33 said...

weird. maybe its just me, i rather wath the live game, even with the sound off if its that bad.
is that the reason?
rain delay.

redsock said...

No. The only way I (and anyone else in the area) can see the game at all is on TV (BuffyVision).

Radio is available at MLB, but I didn't buy that. So I got Gameday -- and I'll hope to see "in play, run(s) sc..." many times when Toronto is at bat.

redsock said...

The Red Sox can officially reach the postseason tonight -- if they win and the Tigers lose.

nixon33 said...

No. The only way I (and anyone else in the area) can see the game at all is on TV (BuffyVision).


uh...ok. so you dont have a TV? ;)

redsock said...

At work, I usually watch the game with no sound. It has often not been NESN on the weekends for some reason. I could probably deal with Buffy if it wasn't a Sox game.

nixon33 said...

i really hope dice-k has a quality start. not only the obvious reason of getting a win, but for him. that he does well, up to his own standards if you will i think its very important.

redsock said...

I'm at my job and I do not have a TV at my desk.

nixon33 said...

YES reporting that the JOBA RULES are going to be changing a bit...i guess he'll be able to pitch in back to back games.

redsock said...

With the MFY rain delay, I wish Mussina was pitching today. Not starting on time would guarantee a Moose Meltdown.

nixon33 said...

amen. moose is such a crybaby.
i love it when shit falls apart before his eyes and you know hes boiling inside, thinking his racist thoughts about his teammates in his beady-eyed little head.

ish said...

Welp, you get your mlbtv blacked out, and the radio station I listen to the game on is doing University of New Hampshire football instead. They'll pick up the game when it's over.

Meh. I wanted to hear John Sterling cry. :(

redsock said...

Warming up in NY.

nixon33 said...

here we go

redsock said...

Jays begin the 2nd with a Thomas single and a Hill BB.

nixon33 said...

big hurt with the wheels

nixon33 said...

fuck...lob

redsock said...

Marcum walks Slappy and Shemp singles him to third. Come on Mrrcum!

redsock said...

Dumbo singles. 1-0.

redsock said...

HGH K for the first out. Still 1st and 3rd.

nixon33 said...

marcum doesnt have shit this inning.

nixon33 said...

got shemp in a rundown going home, but he EASILY couldve gotten the double play with dumbo running.

nixon33 said...

whew got out of the bases loaded jam!

redsock said...

NYY has first and second and 1 out, but Shemp flies to CF and Dumbo taps out 1-3.

1-0 MFY after 3.

redsock said...

Rios doubles to start the BJ 4th!

redsock said...

Thomas K, but Hill singles Rios to third. Let's go, Russ!

redsock said...

Adams pops to CI. 2 outs for Lind ...

nixon33 said...

good hitting! 1-1

redsock said...

LIND, down 1-2, works the count full and hits a ground rule double to left.

1-1, 2nd and 3rd, 2 outs for Thigpen.

L-girl said...

It was funny reading through this Redsock/Nix33 exchange, knowing the answer is "Allan is at work, he doesn't have a TV at work"...

nixon33 said...

bloop! two runs in 3-1

redsock said...

Little .200 hitting Thiggy battles -- fffbbfff -- and singles to Shemp.

2 runs score. 3-1 JAYS!

nixon33 said...

L-girl said...
It was funny reading through this Redsock/Nix33 exchange, knowing the answer is "Allan is at work, he doesn't have a TV at work"...


ha, yeah i must have missed that he was AT work.

Ofer said...

Yeah, pigpen in the clutch!

redsock said...

Hughes's ERA at 4.90 right now.

Get it over 5.00!

L-girl said...

Just popped in to say:

3-1 Jays - yippee!!

Colin said...

I'll hand it to Canada. You whoop our ass in hockey and put up a good fight in baseball.

redsock said...

Tallet in to start the 4th.

Marcum out with an injured knee. Hmmm....

Ofer said...

Thigpen must have bathed three times a day when he was a teenager... kids can be so mean...

ish said...

Former Mutton Chop man, eh? Remember how Tallet had those? Dustin McGowan WISHES he had mutton chops like Tallet had.

Hey, everyone. Back from watching the movie, Knocked Up. I liked it. Don't know about you, but this isn't a movie discussion blog. Moving on...

My local Yankees radio affiliate was playing University of New Hampshire football and would cut to the game when the football was over. So, the rain delayed helped, and now I can listen to my new best friends, the Blue Jays, beat up on the MFY.

ish said...

There's a guy from the New York Post filling in for Suzyn Waldman on the radio (Yom Kippur), he was doing a promo for Toyota, and took the first O out of it. Tyota.

ish said...

Also watching the Mets/Marlins game on FOX. Old friend (snicker snicker), Byung Hyun Kim is pitching for Florida. Down 2-0.

redsock said...

Shemp triples in a run. Tor 3-2 after 5.

redsock said...

Hughes (5-7-3-1-3, 99) out, Villone in.

ish said...

Heh. The Angels had their first rain delay at home since 1999 today.

redsock said...

Villone gets two outs and now Ohlendorf is in.

Not sure -- is this a Torre move or was Villone hurt?

redsock said...

Joe Kennedy in for Tor. Last night, Gameday had him in his old Diamondbacks hat. Today, it's a BJ hat.

redsock said...

Malphabet walks with one out and it's the top of the order.

redsock said...

Dud grounds out 1-3, 2 outs Minsd5kjbh7fg to second.

redsock said...

Frasor in to face Choco-Bunny.

nixon33 said...

choco-bunny?

redsock said...

The Jeterrific Calm-Eyed Choco-Bunny.

We went over this last night!

ish said...

abreu? i thought he looked more like a deranged teddy bear.

ish said...

ohhh. see, i missed that too. my bad.

nixon33 said...

sorry i must not have read EVERY comment

redsock said...

The Choco-Bunny reference at FJM.

ish said...

errah.

ish said...

home cooking. jeter gets credit for a hit. no errah.

redsock said...

sorry i must not have read EVERY comment

I posted it here on July 17. :>)

... Infield hit for CI. Make an out, Abreu.

ish said...

the deranged teddy bear walks. slappy thinking grand dong. i'm thinking no.

ish said...

dicks on the pond

ish said...

well...

it wasn't a grand slam.

2 run double for slap-master flex.

redsock said...

half-dong for the albatross of the yankees' lineup.

nixon33 said...

i hate that motherfucker.

Ofer said...

A-Rod really sucks at that whole hole-in-the-lineup thing

nixon33 said...

cunty bollocks

ish said...

shemp cooks up some 2-run pron.

redsock said...

nice pitching, downs. fucking 'tard.

ish said...

sterling: that's why i'm telling ya, you can't predict baseball!

*drink*

ish said...

downs leaves with an injury.

redsock said...

sterling: that's why i'm telling ya, you can't predict baseball!

"it's not like the other sports!"

(yeah, john, we know. we heard you the first 10 years.)

ish - you have to guzzle when he sings a show tune.

nixon33 said...

woo hoo, chocolate rain warming.

redsock said...

Tor 7th v Veras:

Olmedo double
RJohnson walk
Stairs K

nixon33 said...

passedballa!

redsock said...

time for former mfy farmhand john-ford griffin to torment his old team.

nixon33 said...

x2!!!!

ish said...

PASSEDBALLA!!!

sterling: don't ever try to predict baseball. it's un-preeeedict-able.

6-4 now. they better fricken lose.

redsock said...

PASSEDBALLA

hahahahahah

Ofer said...

passedballa

redsock said...

Down 0-2, JFG walks.

redsock said...

LINEUPS:

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

Iwamura 3B
Velnadia 2B
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Young RF
Norton DH
Gomes LF
Navarro C
Wilson SS

ish said...

HILL DOUBLE!

nixon33 said...

good hitting!!!!!!

redsock said...

fucking sweet.

i love that hill dude. really.

nixon33 said...

choc rain coming in!

ish said...

So wait... 6-5???

This is the ONE time Sterling didn't give the score of the game. (He sounds like a full-of-himself reporter when he does that)

redsock said...

Is Russ Adams related to Sam Adams?

redsock said...

I only want to see you scoring
Runs off Chocolate Rain ...

Chocolate Rain ... Chocolate Rain ...

ish said...

6-5... second and third, two out.

russ adams batting

ish said...

go go go go go go!!!! lands!

jays take the lead!!!!!!

RUSS ADAMS!

nixon33 said...

YEAH CHOCO RAIN !!!!!!!!

redsock said...

It's Raining runs!!!

nixon33 said...

choke-late rain!

s1c said...

What a wierd freaking game. Torre looks stunned.

redsock said...

added choc rain to the glossary. who came up with it, though?

ish said...

irony: if the yankees folded last night in the ninth like they were supposed to, they'd have their best men up (visciano, chamberlain) to get to rivera. they're not available today because of working so much last night.

amusing.

ish said...

PASSEDBALLA!!!!

(called a wild pitch, but i don't buy it)

nixon33 said...

me

ish said...

another hit!

adams scores. 8-6!

redsock said...

me

i will make a note of it.

redsock said...

he can hit, but god, dumbo really sucks behind the plate.

Ofer said...

So, did Sterling talk about the unpredictablity of the game after adams' double too?

s1c said...

bloops and errors and they add the run. I may have to change my opinion of the BJ's.

nixon33 said...

WOO HOO! MORE RUNS!

ish said...

yankee fans start to boo.

my heart flutters.

joe torre shouldn't be so stunned looking. he of all people should know the likelyhood of this happening, unless he wasn't really at the game last night.

redsock said...

booing?

those classy fans? say it ain't so.

ish said...

So, did Sterling talk about the unpredictablity of the game after adams' double too?

Nah, he's convinced himself that the yankees have now lost.

"well, they couldn't get to rivera today. what can ya do?"

he's really dejected. snicker.

L-girl said...

holy cow. i've been working and just checked on the line score.

Ofer said...

irony: if the yankees folded last night in the ninth like they were supposed to, they'd have their best men up (visciano, chamberlain) to get to rivera. they're not available today because of working so much last night.

I wouldn't call that ironic- I would call it fucking great!

redsock said...

if they come back, though, he'll change his tune and act like he never felt that way.

redsock said...

Tor: 000 300 5
NYY: 010 014

ish said...

I wouldn't call that ironic- I would call it fucking great!

that too. but ironic since they had yankee stadium ROCKING until the 14th. wasted fantastic outings by rivera, chamberlain, and visciano.

AMAZING.

redsock said...

I'll bet some of the Sox are watching this!

ish said...

stepping out until our game starts. picking my mother up from hosptial. happy days.

redsock said...

MFY 7th:
cano walks with one out and malphabet hits a GR double.

redsock said...

milk dud's single ties it up at 8-8.

redsock said...

Clutchy McNeverFails grounds out for the second out.

Wolfe in for Abreu.

redsock said...

wolfe walks abreu. 1st and 2nd and 2 outs for bluelips.

redsock said...

slappy singles to center, 9-8 MFY. 1st and 3rd for shemp.

redsock said...

third out from shemp.

end of 7: mfy 9-8.

redsock said...

farnsworth in. keep bangin', jays.

redsock said...

9-1-2-3 for tor
olmedo, johnson, stairs, rios.

redsock said...

olmedo safe on infield single fielded by farnsworthless.

redsock said...

johnson walks, but stairs lines out.

2 on for rios.

redsock said...

RIOS singles, tying run scores!!

9-9

Rodent PH for Griffin.

Ofer said...

Who said there aren't any lovable Yankees? Kyle Farnsworth, I salute you.

s1c said...

and the boos come raining down. yeah boy

redsock said...

AND THE RODENT COMES THRU ----

single to right makes it 10-9 jays.

redsock said...

.... which i could hear 'em.

i guess i will in the playoffs -- assuming the mfy hold off the tigers.

redsock said...

britton's neck looks wider than his head.

redsock said...

torre bringing in his 8th pitcher.

David said...

8 pitchers last night and at least 8 today.

Ofer said...

Wow, the pitchers part of GDGD looks like the lineups... 7 for the BJs, 8 for the MFY, and we're still counting

redsock said...

LUNA off No Dice!!!

redsock said...

Single makes it 11-9, but Zaun is out in a rundown 9-2-6-4-2.

redsock said...

Wolfe in the home 8th:

Dumbo opens with a single.

HOLD THE LINE!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

RS aren't you glad you aren't keeping score for this yankee game.

You probably would have ran out of ink in all of your pens.

redsock said...

You probably would have ran out of ink in all of your pens.

Gotta always carry back-ups!

Scoring that rout of the Marlins in 2003 -- 14-0 after the 1st inning -- was fun.

Ofer said...

So, who's starting tomorrow? No TCM, right? And I guess it's not Igawa, so...

redsock said...

Mussina tomorrow -- with Billy penciled in for Monday. Pencil.

redsock said...

Jays throwing McGowan and then Burnett.

redsock said...

Then again, Mussina is also listed as Tuesday's pitcher.

Sunday & Tuesday -- that's gonna seriously fuck with his routine.

Ofer said...

Haven't seen too many strikes in the 8th inning today, have we?

redsock said...

get that 3rd out, wolfe, and put a bagel on the board.

Ofer said...

"Then again, Mussina is also listed as Tuesday's pitcher."

Yeah, that's why I was asking. I remembered Mussina on Tuesday.

nixon33 said...

what the fuck?!

redsock said...

fuck the dud.

... gameday is fucking up.

redsock said...

confusing play or is gameday frozen?

nixon33 said...

this sucks

nixon33 said...

melky took too big of a turn and was tagged out

redsock said...

i don't think they are gonna finish this one by the time we start.

redsock said...

gameday is back. 11-11 tie.

redsock said...

fruitbat in.

s1c said...

would give you play by play but since I quit watching on the YES network the Jays keep on taking the lead. Don't want to jinx the Jays.

redsock said...

Beat on the bat
Beat on the bat
Beat on the bat with a baseball bat
Oh yeah, oh yeah ...

Ofer said...

i don't think they are gonna finish this one by the time we start.

I'm starting to think they might not finish by the time we end ... by my count, that's 4th blown save of the game.

redsock said...

gameday is enough for me, though i'll be turning mlbtv on a few minutes.

nixon33 said...

mo pitched 2 innings last night, right?

redsock said...

when did they start? if it goes only 9, are they near the 4:45 record?

redsock said...

Bat: 1 IP, 10 pitches.

nixon33 said...

shit

Ofer said...

According to the comments here, they started at 2:35

redsock said...

401 pitches in their game last night.

nixon33 said...

man that was VERY CLOSE to being gone!

s1c said...

1 out double by thigpen off of the bat

redsock said...

so at about 4:30 now?

redsock said...

K for out #2.

redsock said...

maybe there is some mojo in johnson's corn husk of a goatee.

redsock said...

we want extras!

nixon33 said...

fuuuuuuuuuuuuck

L-girl said...

geez! every time i check the nyy score it gets weirder and weirder!

whatever the outcome, it's nice to see their pitchers will be all tired out. thanks, jays!

redsock said...

josh towers in for the 9th: ci, abreu, slappy.

Allen said...

Josh Towers.

The Jays are apparently not trying to win this game. Though I say that with no recollection of whether Casey "Tek" Jansen or Jeremy Accardo should be available after last night.

s1c said...

Tina - "What's the wierdest thing you have ever been asked to autograph?"

Pedroia - "Somebody's baby"

LOL

Ofer said...

Josh Towers... now there's a name that doesn't inspire any confidence in me.

ish said...

Back. Had the game on in the car the whole time. I get out to the car to come home and I hear, "Toronto has taken the lead again, and Kei Igawa, of all people, is pitching."

And all the drama since.

And now, it's drama time.

redsock said...

NOT FUCKING FSN AGAIN.

JESUS FUCKING COCKKNOCKING CHRIST -- WHY CAN'T I GET FUCKING NESN AT WORK MORE THAN ONCE A GODDAMN MONTH?????????

WHY???????????????????

redsock said...

Seriously, why not?

redsock said...

CI (bcb) 4-3.

redsock said...

Abreu (cbcb) 1-3.

ish said...

and now, a-rod.

this is the game right here, i think. one way or the other. you get a-rod, the jays shouldn't have a whole lot of problem squeezing one by in the 10th.

ish said...

double for slappy

redsock said...

oh, ellsbury is leading off, btw!!

redsock said...

i almost posted "i feel like walking him and facing shemp"

ish said...

2 and 1 to shemp

ish said...

MATSUI F7

EXTRA INNINGS!

Ofer said...

Is it bad if I'm relieved that Slappy 'only' hit a double there?

nixon33 said...

whew towers gets out of it!

L-girl said...

psst you guys. our team is playing. :)

nixon33 said...

L-girl said...
psst you guys. our team is playing. :)

ha
too right

s1c said...

Daisuke - 1-3 vs the Rays this year, the only starter that the Rays have beaten more than once all year.

Those 4 starts Daisuke only gave up more than 2 runs once. Would be nice if the Sox scored some runs for the dude today.

ish said...

TIZZLE DOUBIZZLE!

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