September 28, 2007

G160: Red Sox 5, Twins 2

RED SOX WIN AL EAST!

Dice was superb (8-6-2-2-8, 119). The Twins' two runs came in the seventh inning. Bot needed only six pitches to slam the door.

Tizzle remained white hot, with a double (#53), single and home run (#35). Lowell singled, doubled and drove in three. Drew (double) and Yook (single) drove in one run apiece.

In Baltimore, the Orioles got three runs off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth (Jay Payton's three-run triple tying the game) and one in the bottom of the tenth off Edwar Ramirez (Melvin Mora's bases-loaded squeeze bunt) and win 10-9.
Yankees - 004 031 010 0 -  9 14 0
Orioles - 011 040 003 1 - 10 20 0
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Kevin Slowey (4.57, 97 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.48, 102 ERA+)

Let's try that again: Red Sox W + MFY L = East.

Elsewhere:
Yankees at Orioles, 7 PM
Cleveland at Royals, 8 PM
Angels at Athletics, 10 PM

650 comments:

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Devine said...

A little nervous for 'zaka, but at least they've got people warming.

Daisuke brought HEAT that last at bat.

L-girl said...

Damn Orioles.

Sarcasm? What would game threads be without it?

Colin, I'm with you on first-pitch hackers. Drives me nuts.

Devine said...

Pen or no? Oh ho, Hunter...dangerous. Gotta handle him one more time, Matsuzaka.

westcoastsox said...

Hello? 115 pitches?

L-girl said...

This is one of those games where it feels like we have a bigger lead than we do. Gotta be careful here.

L-girl said...

It's not so much the pitch count as the walks, I think. If he's losing control...

Devine said...

Get the out, get the out, get the out. Please, please, please.

nick said...

You're telling me they don't thread the games w/ us? I figure Theo's got his eye on the scene. He's down with the Joy of...

L-girl said...

Better than that: 2 outs!! Beautiful.

Colin said...

Awesome.

Devine said...

Daisuke!!! DEFENSE!!!

Papelbon, let's wrap it up. Offense, Papi, please jack one.

westcoastsox said...

whew (back to lurking)

ish said...

Man. Dice was walking on thin ice, there!

WSH 0, PHI 6, Bot 7th
CHC 6, CIN 0, Mid 8th
SD 3, MIL 3, End 4th

CLE 4, KC 3, Top 4th

redsock said...

DfuckingP!

L-girl said...

Dice picked a great night to come up big.

nick said...
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L-girl said...

Nick, something tells me you didn't post that comment 3 times. Blogger is playing tricks on me. I'll reject it the next 3 times it comes up. No offense. :)

Devine said...

For the first time, I disagree with pulling Manny early in a game. Could have had him bat here, then defensively replace him.

Hope Kielty proves me wrong...nope.

Devine said...

HE WAS LISTENING!!!

ish said...

BIG PAPI DONG!!!!

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!!!!!!

The Big Man is HOTT!!

nick said...

Ding Dong! Papi rocks!

Colin said...

Fuck yeah!

Amy said...

Just back to see Papi go long!

ish said...

I helped that ball too! I stood up and waved my arm at the TV. GO! GO! GO! YESSSS!!!

redsock said...

fucking flo!!!!

christ, now HE is on fire!!!!!

look out playoffs!!!!

L-girl said...

Yeah Amy!! Great timing! (Did you sneak away or is the party over?)

Devine said...

35 HR...what a crap year for Ortiz.

/sarcasm/

L-girl said...

good work ish

L-girl said...

yeah, he sucks :)

L-girl said...

and does he still lead the AL in OBP?

ish said...

CLE 5, KC 3, Top 4th
ARI 4, COL 1, Top 6th

ish said...

good work ish

I thought so too!

redsock said...

CHB once called him a "sack of shit".

redsock said...

whatta curve! damn.

L-girl said...

Defense fails them again! Or else Mr On Fire just smoked the ball too hard.

nick said...

L-girl said...
Nick, something tells me you didn't post that comment 3 times. Blogger is playing tricks on me. I'll reject it the next 3 times it comes up. No offense. :)


C'mon, that's the cleverest comment ever posted on this site! From now on I'm just going to post it over and over again. You all will learn to infer my meaning from the exact timing of each repetition.

nick said...

Nice catch, bastard. 'Magine if he made that one earlier in the game.

Devine said...

Wow...defensive gems all around, wow!

Hold 'em, Mr. Man.

L-girl said...

chb called who that?

here comes bot!

Amy said...

No party tonight---just Friday night service and a dinner. Party is tomorrow night....so we have to make those MFY lose now so I can see THIS party!

Looks like Dice K held his own. Pap coming in?

Colin said...

See that's why I'm highly against the "first pitch hacker" like L-girl said.

redsock said...

BOT

L-girl said...

ok nick, you keep posting that, i'll keep putting it through!

Colin said...

Hey just a thought...is anyone noticing how much the Phillies are laying smackdowns?

Sir Jahmez said...

Let's Go O's! Let's Go O's!

redsock said...

chb called ortiz that. during a radio show.

L-girl said...

amy, oops, sorry about that, i had your days reversed. we need baltimore to come through for a true party, but a win is a win is a win.

Sir Jahmez said...

SNUFALUFAGUS!

nick said...

Looong flyout to start the 7th for the O's -- deep center and by the wall. Then Millar comes in to pinch and makes the 2nd out right quickly.

Amy said...

I loved that pic of Bot on Newsweek. One down!

redsock said...

economical bot.

L-girl said...

Remy just asked my question. If the Sox win here, do the fans stay at Fenway to wait for the NYY-BAL game to end? Can they put the game on the jumbotron at Fenway?

Amy said...

Two down. One more to ONE

L-girl said...

Two down. Come on Snuffer, do your thing.

Amy said...

YES!!!!

L-girl said...

That's it!! Our magic number is ONE.

ONE!!!

ish said...

WOOT!!!!

A BIG FAT ONE.

Devine said...

Magic #: 1...awesome...let's win one more...

L-girl said...

I'm switching over to the NYY game and still modding if you guys are hanging out.

Colin said...

The Soxaholix comic had a funny strip on the SI-Pap cover/piece. I wonder who'd win in an intense staredown...Becks or Pap.

Nice...our part is done and the number is 1, now we pray Baltimore can deliver with two innings left.

redsock said...

There's a save.

L-girl said...

And when I change channels, they're interviewing Tuhadder. Yuck!

ish said...

I'll stick around also to keep you updated on the NL.

westcoastsox said...

Magic Number 1 - forget about the Orioles, we clinch tomorrow. And just in time for dinner! See ya later!

nick said...

One is the loneliest number. But I'm ok with it right now!

L-girl said...

Forget about the Orioles?! It's the 8th inning. We may still clinch tonight.

redsock said...

How about the Orioles torch the Cunt and give us the East?

L-girl said...

Payton just misplayed a ball to give Abreu a double. Nixon33's favourite player, if I recall.

L-girl said...

How about the Orioles torch the Cunt and give us the East?

Sorry, it's dinner time.

Amy said...

Looks like the fans are staying to watch the Baltimore game. Must be amazing excitement there, and I am about 5 miles away, right down Comm Ave in Newton. Boy, it would be nice to be right there.

L-girl said...

Damn, Yankees just got another run, another RBI for you-know-who.

Sarah Gates said...

Hooray!!

(I had my EI back tonight, so I just left the computer in here and reveled in the televised goodness.)

I did NOT cook dinner.

Amy said...

Damn Arod.

redsock said...

abreu and slappy exchanging points and smiles. they're just loving that wild card.

Amy said...

Good for you, Sarah. No burnt hands tonight for Joy Nation.

Colin said...

How about the Orioles torch the Cunt and give us the East?

Indeed. Let us pray, that the MFY offense is stymied, leaving their score at only 9, whilst the Os lineup succeed in their quests to find the gaps.

L-girl said...

I did NOT cook dinner.

Wise move. So The Worst Cable finally got it together? Or at least temporarily.

ish said...

SD 4, MIL 3, Top 6th

L-girl said...

let's go orioles

[clap clap clap-clap-clap]

let's go orioles

[clap clap clap-clap-clap]

ish said...

I only ate a raspberry turnover tonight for food. No cooking for me, either.

ish said...

Bases loaded for Arizona... ARI 4, COL 1, Top 7th

Sarah Gates said...

The Worst Cable sent a tech out this morning (after I pitched an absolute FIT about when EI was over and when they were sending a tech) I was out at work, but Dave said the guy was here for over an hour and changed out everything at least twice, but it works now, and if it will just stay that way through the weekend I'll be happy!

ish said...

CHC 6, CIN 0, FINAL.

ish said...

Rockies get out of the jam. Mid 7th, 4-1 ARI

ish said...

So, the Cubs clinch a tie with the Brewers, and if the Brewers do lose tonight, they'll be eliminated, and the National League will have their first playoff entry.

ish said...

Brandon Webb still pitching for Arizona, by the way.

Sarah Gates said...

Ish, I would say that raspberry turnover is a fine dinner.

ish said...

WSH 0, PHI 6, after 8 innings.

Amy said...

Go, Cubs! Poor Mets. I can't believe how they have collapsed. My son in law is soooo upset.

redsock said...

2-out single for balt.

ish said...

Corners for the Mets with 1 out in the bottom of the 7th. Tying run at the plate for Carlos Beltran.

Sarah Gates said...

I'd be thrilled to have the Cubs be the first NL playoff attendee - there's some folks who deserve a win one of these decades.

ish said...

Ish, I would say that raspberry turnover is a fine dinner.

It was glazed, too! Delightful.

redsock said...

mets all over the tabs today. back and front.

referred to everywhere as the "choking mets"

redsock said...

we need a brian roberts dong.

L-girl said...

Sarah, good luck with the weekend. If you missed games, you should make them give you a little credit on your bill.

ish said...

ARI 4, COL 2 Bot 7th. Man on third, 1 out.

redsock said...

villone and choco rain up.

Colin said...

My friend is ecstatic about the Phillies since he's from that little neck of the woods. Apparently they haven't been too keen on making the playoffs in recent years.

ish said...

2 out with men at the corners still, for the RED HOT Moises Alou.

L-girl said...

The Orioles announcer just called Dice-K "Hideki Matsui".

Roberts double! No run scores yet, but man on 3rd.

Amy said...

That's my feeling about the Cubs. Cub fans deserve a break. We know their pain.

redsock said...

double for roberts.

tying run at plate. redman.

L-girl said...

I don't think Cubs fans know half the pain of Red Sox fans. They haven't had so many near-miss heartbreaks.

Plus I don't think most of their fans care all that much. I'm sure there are plenty who do, but the fans are not really diehard.

Sarah Gates said...

Oh yes, credit is owed...

I think Dave's going to take that up with them though - he's much better than I am at that sort of thing. I just get red in the face and start yelling, whereas he actually accomplishes something.

Amy said...

Well, I don't know any Cubs fans, so I guess I am just projecting!

L-girl said...

Redman K'd. That's a big out.

ish said...

WSH 0, PHI 6, FINAL

redsock said...

redman trying to hit the ball out of the state of maryland -- whiffs.

shithead.

Amy said...

Stupid Orioles didn't score.

L-girl said...

To me the Cubs and their fans enjoy the "lovable loser" image, a kind of warm and fuzzy, we're-just-happy-to-be-here in our cute little park kind of attitude.

Like I said, I'm sure there are plenty who are more serious, but you don't see a lot of it.

ish said...

Bases are loaded for Milwaukee with 1 out. MIL is down by a run.

L-girl said...

NYY game is showing Phillies fans celebrating. We have a Phillies friend living in the UK now, I must remember to email her.

Her partner was a big Mets fan, he is gone now, a dear friend of ours. This must be tough for her.

And now back to the Yankees...

Amy said...

It's those nice Midwesterners. We Northeasterners are not laid back about anything.

L-girl said...

Amy, I think that has a lot to do with it. It's such a different atmosphere.

Also the team's history is very different. Not winning a championship for a long time isn't the full story.

CaKeY said...

When Cakey blathers, who gets to lick the spoon?

Whoa! I think you made it move!


(seinfeld reference)

Amy said...

Sorry about your friend, Laura.

L-girl said...

Thank you Amy. We shared a birthday.

Ugh, change of subject in order here.

OUR MAGIC NUMBER IS ONE!!!

There, that's better. :)

Amy said...

One more reason I really want them to clinch tonight: I just remembered that I could have had tickets for tomorrow's game. My friends and colleagues will be there---it would have been an amazing party.

Colin said...

Now or never Os.

ish said...

Brewers waste a bases loaded opportunity. Still 4-3 Padres, after 6 innings.

L-girl said...

Whoa! I think you made it move!

LOL

Licking the spoon, is that what you're calling it now?

[Larry Sanders reference]

Amy said...

Three more outs for the Os. Can they get three runs? Who are Yankees bringing in to pitch?

Sarah Gates said...

Laura, I think you're totally right about the Cubbies fans. They're pretty ok with their lot in life. One of my best friends is a Cubs fan, and she's generally pretty laid back about it normally, but she's beside herself right now. Different coping mechanism maybe?

Oh! Nice catch! Well done! Now score some runs and make my night...

ish said...

They go to the Bottom of the 8th in New York.

FLA 7, NYM 4

redsock said...

F-Bat on.

L-girl said...

I just remembered that I could have had tickets for tomorrow's game.

I remembered that. Don't you hate that?? It's so annoying.

L-girl said...

3 runs for the O's against Rivera is asking quite a lot.

redsock said...

Markakis
Miggy
Millar
Mora

L-girl said...

OK, one on, thank you Nick Markakis.

Amy said...

More than annoying. It's one of those stories I will have to tell for years..."I could have seen the Sox clinch the Division in 2007, but I had to go to Ben's Bar Mitzvah." I will save it for the toast at his wedding some day.

Colin said...

Markakis says no to Rivera.

Amy said...

Lots of Ms on the Os.

ish said...

Man on first for Paul Lo Duca in New York with 0 out.

L-girl said...

Right, like me with the tickets we had to what turned out to be Dwight Gooden's no-hitter. If only it had said "no hitter" on the tickets...!

redsock said...

There are many reasons why I hate you, Miguel Tejada.

There's another one.

ish said...

Tying run for Baltimore!

redsock said...

help us clinch, mirror.

L-girl said...

Millar HBP! Two on, one out. Come on O's, you can do it!

Amy said...

Have the Sox ever scored three off Rivera in the 9th? How fast can one of you get an answer to that question? You guys always amaze me with your ability to find those answers.

redsock said...

HBP!!!

Tying run at plate.

Sarah Gates said...

Did that look like it hit Kevin to you guys? Confusion on the radio.

ish said...

1 on, 1 out for Shawn Green in New York.

L-girl said...

Have the Sox ever scored three off Rivera in the 9th?

Yes indeedy.

Sarah Gates said...

Come on Melvin...

ish said...

They go to the Bottom of the 8th in Denver. 4-2 ARI.

L-girl said...

It looked like it to me. If not, he's a great actor. WHich he may be, embedded Sock that he is.

ish said...

Confusion on the radio.

Sounds like the name of a song.

ish said...

In New York, two out for Reuben Gotay.

redsock said...

we got 5 off him once, if i recall. mlbtv slows down my computer, but i'll post a link to all his app vs the sox afterwards.

ish said...

Bronson Arroyo was the losing pitcher in the Cubs/Reds game. He'll finish the season with a 9-15 record.

ish said...

Gotay pops out to third, and they go to the 9th in New York.

L-girl said...

Mora pops up. 2 outs.

ish said...

Matt Holliday starts the 8th with a double for Colorado.

redsock said...

Melvin Lessa.

Colin said...

Another thing that crossed my mind: How did JD Drew get on fire all of a sudden and was it because of V-Tek's call to cheer instead of jeer?

Amy said...

One more out. But good news is we have a magic number of ONE!

ish said...

Oh boy. Bases loaded with 2 out for Baltimore. Hmm.

L-girl said...

Bases loaded! 2 outs.

Sarah Gates said...

Loaded up! This is fun!

Amy said...

Bases loaded!

Sir Jahmez said...

Please God, grand salami!

redsock said...

payton with a shot at a game winning grand dong.

he hates the sox, so he'll probably make an out on purpose.

Amy said...

Man, this is classic baseball. Bases loaded, two out in the ninth. Just like last night.

Sir Jahmez said...

PAYTON!

redsock said...

look at the o's fans, all sitting on their asses.

ish said...

GAP SHOT


TIE GAME!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

THEY DID IT!!!!! THEY TIED IT!!!!!

Amy said...

HOLY SHIT!!!

ish said...

Nothing like a blown save for Mariano Rivera to go into the playoffs!

Sarah Gates said...

TIED!! Brilliant!

redsock said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


fuck yeah --------

fuck you abreu!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sir Jahmez said...

YEESSSSSSSSSSSS!

Colin said...

Fuck yeah Os! Awesome job!

ish said...

Extra innings time.

Colin said...

Come on Moore. Do this for us and we'll forever love the Os.

L-girl said...

Go O'S Go!!! We can clinch tonight! We can!!!

Sir Jahmez said...

Somebody get down to Camden Yards and get that crowd hoppin!

Amy said...

Oh my poor heart!

Colin said...

Ok well no tie...but still.

redsock said...

woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

rivera giving the mfy fans a lot of confidence for october.

nick said...

fuck yeah! I took my laptop outta retirement for that one.

I was falling asleep on the couch trying to keep up for the bottom 9th and now...!

yankees seem to have a hankering for the extra innings.

tim said...

I just creamed my jeans for Payton! FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Do we know if they're showing this at Fenway? Does someone have it on the radio?

Devine said...

Holy hell! Just hold 'em and score. Just hold 'em and score.

Jay Payton, I think I forgive you.

westcoastsox said...

had to sneak away from shabbat dinner to say ... unbelievable! can't believe rivera coughed up 3. back later.

ish said...

Oh man!!!!! This is TENSE now.

tim said...

My girlfriend is asleep in bed next to me, I'm watching on the laptop. I just about burst a fucking jugular silently screaming "YEEEEEESSSSS!" at that triple!

ish said...

Last licks for the Mets. Top of the order for the Mets.

L-girl said...

rivera giving the mfy fans a lot of confidence for october.

i was thinking the same thing

Sarah Gates said...

I've heard that they are showing it at Fenway, but I'm listening to the Os radio broadcast right now myself.

ish said...

Kahlil Greene hits a 2-run dong in Milwaukee... It's now 6-3 San Diego in the 8th inning.

Amy said...

Shabbat shalom, westcoastsox.

L-girl said...

tim, she's gonna have to wake up when we clinch :)

now... can the o's keep the yankees from scoring? their bullpen sucks.

tim said...

Not a good sign, lead off double for CI.

Amy said...

They ARE showing it at Fenway. NESN is watching the fans watching the game on the Jumbotron. Wish I could sneak in there.

redsock said...

Amy:

Here are all of Rivera's appearances against the Red Sox, in order of most runs allowed.

Sox got 5 off him on April 6, 2005.

Sox have also got 4 (April 27, 2007) and 3 (July 24, 2004!!) off him one time each.

Amy said...

Jeter on third. AssRod up at bat. One out.

L-girl said...

They ARE showing it at Fenway. NESN is watching the fans watching the game on the Jumbotron.

Excellent. I'd love to see it. The crowd must have gone wild for Payton.

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