September 30, 2007

G162: Twins 3, Red Sox 2

Sexy Lips had a rough first, allowing a walk, single and double before getting his first out. Another walk, a sac fly and a single gave the Twins a 3-0 lead.

After Tavarez got the last out of the first, he threw a perfect second inning on eight pitches and a perfect third inning on 15 pitches. Then Jon Lester pitched a perfect fourth inning (11 pitches) and a perfect fifth inning (nine pitches). Mike Timlin threw a perfect sixth inning (six pitches), Manny Delcarmen pitched a perfect seventh inning (serven pitches) and Eric Gagne pitched a perfect eighth inning (12 pitches).

When Jonathan Papelbon recorded the first out in the ninth inning, it was the 23rd consecutive batter the Red Sox had retired (only three of the 23 outs left the infield). Jason Kubel whacked a ground-rule double to right before Bot got the last two Twins.

Manny Ramirez singled home Julio Lugo in the fifth and Jason Varitek homered in the sixth to bring Boston to with in 3-2.

The Red Sox rallied in the ninth against Joe Nathan. Brandon Moss walked and went to third on Jacoby Ellsbury's single to right (but Ellsbury was caught off first base and thrown out). Julio Lugo walked and stole second and Alex Cora was walked intentionally. Bobby Kielty and Doug Mirabelli both struck out to end the regular season.

The Yankees beat the Orioles 10-4, so Boston finished two games ahead of New York in the AL East.

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Matt Garza (3.92, 113 ERA+) / Julian Tavarez (5.33, 90 ERA+)

Sexy Lips makes his first start since August 31. He's pitched only 5.2 innings in four September appearances.

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Zenslinger said...

Rocks score!

playoff MVP hopeful Sluuugo at the plate!

Joe Grav said...

Let's get a walkoff win.

If this thing goes to extras, it's time to find out how long Corey can last. Sorry dude

Zenslinger said...

And idiotic "Yankees suck!" chant behind the plate at Fenway.

redsock said...

Extras = Snyder for whatever!

Joe Grav said...

Still DBacks 0 Rockies 0 bot 6. I wish this was on TV, they must be going wild in Denvahh

Joe Grav said...

Oh, Rockies scored? Nice

Joe Grav said...

bobby kielty baby

ish said...

Brad Hawpe with an RBI double for the Rockies.

ARI 0, COL 1, Bot 6th.

SD 4, MIL 6, Bot 7th.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Bobby Kielty has a chance to win it for the BoSox!

s1c said...

base hit wins this baby!!!

redsock said...

5-ball time!

ish said...

STL 6, PIT 5, FINAL.
STL: 78-84
PIT: 68-94

ish said...

Come on, Flame!

Joe Grav said...

useless lol

ish said...

CLE 4, KC 2, FINAL.
CLE: 96-66
KC: 69-93

Colin said...

Will Dougie go deep today?

redsock said...

Send up Drew = Instant Win.

...

Damn. It's the Stud.

ish said...

Not holding out too much hope for Mirabelli here, but a single would be nice.

Joe Grav said...

hahahha

offseason checklist

1) backup catcher

ish said...

There's something to be said about a man who just swung at a ball, and two seconds later is standing at home plate, without a bat.

Colin said...

And in classic fashion...he blows the game.

ish said...

Screw you and your grand slam swings, Mirabelli.

Zenslinger said...

Dougie ain't the best, but -- no harm done. Nathan's not exactly easy meat, either.

phrenile said...

Not like we were trying to win today, or anything. (I dare say, having Dougie sub for Papi at DH was plenty evidence.)

redsock said...

SWERS

The Stud Who Ends Regular Seasons

ish said...

SD 4, MIL 10, Bot 7th.

So now it's up to Colorado, pretty much.

Colin said...

Oh well is the mood of the game for me. Sucks about a loss but that's one less loss we have to take come October.

s1c said...

Oh well, the regular season is now over. Mets collapsed historically, Sox win the East and Best Record IN MLB! Yeah boy, bring on Wednesday!!!!

ish said...

MIN 2, BOS 3, FINAL.
MIN: 79-83
BOS: 96-66

Zenslinger said...

Argh, Arizona scores. When I saw the "run(s)" on GD I thought "No HR! No HR!"

Really want Colorado to get in there.

ish said...

D-Backs tie it up at 1.

Zenslinger said...

Rocks put in Fuentes to stop the bleeding in the 7th here. 1-1.

ish said...

NYY 10, BAL 4, FINAL.
NYY: 94-68
BAL: 69-93

ish said...

Colorado wriggles out of a huge jam in the 7th. Now it's their turn to hit. Bottom of the 7th, 1-1.

ish said...

DET 13, CWS 3, FINAL.
DET: 88-74
CWS: 72-90

ish said...

SD 4, MIL 10, Bot 8th

ish said...

ARI 1, COL 1, after 7 innings.

nixon33 said...

the mets screwed themselves by getting the marlins fired up yesterday.

ish said...

Rockies pitching has stuck out 14 so far.

Mid 8th.

Tulowitski, Holliday, and Helton, due up.

s1c said...

NESN:
#3 moment of the Reg season is Mothers day miracle?

#2 must be the 1-hitter
#1 must be the no-no.

Will have to see.

ish said...

Corners for the Rockies and 0 out!

Zenslinger said...

Rockies getting it going! Throwing error and a single -- 1st & 3rd with no outs!

ish said...

San Diego has lost. 11-6.


Everyone, flip on the Rockies game!

redsock said...

no-no = yes.

maybe the 4 HR in a row off chase wright.

(shouldn't do the 1-hitter and the 0-hitter both, though.)

Zenslinger said...

4-1 Rockies, still none out in the 8th!

ish said...

High drama at Coors Field!

2-1 Colorado!

ish said...

TWO RUN DOUBLE FOR BRAD HAWPE. 4-1!

SoSock said...

Rockies go ahead with the big inning looking like a distinct possibility

tim said...

Ducks on the coors pond with 0 out...

redsock said...

FSN Rockies guy hoping for a grand slam -- sounding a bit like Remy's "homer" guy.

Lyon -- why can't we get pitchers like that?

s1c said...

No-no is the #2 moment.

#1 must be the 4 hr's in a row!

SoSock said...

Strikeout, then DP - with bases juiced - Ouch
Hope it doesn't come back to haunt them.
3 outs and they're in though.

redsock said...

#1 - bot's dancing and beer case mask?

s1c said...

#1 Moment - MORA's BUNT!!!!!

westcoastsox said...

Wouldn't #1 be clinching the AL East?

redsock said...

mora's bunt? that's stupid.

SoSock said...

OOF - 1st 2 men on. It may come back to haunt them after all. If so, this would be a tough loss to go thru at home

SoSock said...

mora's bunt? that's stupid.

That's beyond stupid!
I don't even see a comparison to the 4 HRs in a row.
???

redsock said...

i know mora's bunt = the mfy loss that gave us the east, but it should be something sox related. ... boston needed that night's win too.

redsock said...

would the rox pull this guy if things get a little more hairy -- or is it ride corpas to the end?

SoSock said...

Agreed!
How can our #1 moment be something someone else did>
Sounds like a backhand slap to me

redsock said...

Make #1 that whole night at Fenway.

The Sox win, the waiting, the watching, the MFY loss, and the party!

redsock said...

sac fly scores one for the snakes. 4-2.

grounder moves guy to third.

2 outs and tying run at plate.

redsock said...

single makes it 4-3 rockies.

brother of ON FIRE up with the tying man on first.

SoSock said...

Holy Shit!
They must be shitting on themselves at Coor's Field!!

westcoastsox said...

What inning is it?

redsock said...

ROCKIES WIN.

westcoastsox said...

1-game playoff tomorrow, right? What time?

s1c said...

Mora's bunt is stupid.

imo -
10. WMP grand slam vs O's
9. !!!ocoC's triple vs Rivera
8. Daisukes Complete game vs Det
7. Gabbard's Complete game vs KC
6. Lester's return in Cleveland
5. Schillings 1-hitter
4. 4 HR's vs MFY's
3. Papi's Walk off
2. HH's no hitter
1. Mothers day miracle.

ish said...

ROCKIES WIN!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Yay, playoff for SD in Colorado tomorrow!

s1c said...

Peavy for SD? Thats a + for the Padres.

ish said...

Tomorrow's matchup:

Jake Peavy vs. Josh Fogg

ish said...

We should so do a game thread for the game tomorrow.

ish said...

Tomorrow's SD @ COL one-game playoff will be played at 7:37 PM ET on TBS.

ish said...

LAA 2, OAK 3, FINAL.
LAA: 94-68
OAK: 76-86

TEX 2, SEA 4, FINAL.
TEX: 75-87
SEA: 88-74

SD 6, MIL 11, FINAL.
SD: 89-73
MIL: 83-79

ARI 3, COL 4, FINAL.
ARI: 90-72
COL: 89-73

Final game of the MLB Regular season is in the Bottom of the 8th.
SF 9, LAD 2.

westcoastsox said...

I'd take S1C's list's top 4, but put Lester's return at #5, put DiceK's 1-0 win in Cleveland as #6, the amazing first half of Okajima and Papelbon as #7, have the same #8 and #9 as S1C, and #10 be Schilling's 1-hitter.

s1c said...

Westcoast - I moved Schillings 1-hitter up because it came at a critical time. Ended a 4 game losing streak.

I forgot about Daisuke's Cleveland game though. Might have to shuffle a little bit for that one. Hmmm.

s1c said...

ON FIRE!!!'s final numbers for the year:

AVG .270 | HR 11 | RBI 64 | OBP .373 | SLG .423

nixon33 said...

will orsillo do the game already tomorrow night? i know its a stretch..but what a way to break him in!

tim said...

My personal top 10:

10. OcOc n Tek do it vs. TB in the 9th
9. Dice-K's complete game (DET)
8. 4 HRs off Chase Wright
7. Lester's comeback
6. Red Sox comeback vs. MFY in Apr. (feat OcOc's triple)
5. Flo's Steamed Spinach Walk-Off
4. Lowell's kickass year
T-2. Clay's no hitter
T-2. Mother's day miracle
1. AL East Clinch Night

Hon. Mentions: The Pizza Throwing Incident, SL's antics on the mound

ish said...

The 2007 Major League regular season is now over.

SF 11, LAD 2, FINAL.
SF: 71-91
LAD: 82-80

Ben said...

The 2007 Major League regular season is now over.

Does tomorrow night's game not count as regular season?

ish said...

will orsillo do the game already tomorrow night? i know its a stretch..but what a way to break him in!

Chip Caray will do the game tomorrow night.

ish said...

Does tomorrow night's game not count as regular season?

I think it's just called a playoff. I think it's independent of both the regular season and the Playoffs. It certainly wouldn't be a regular season game. Hmm.

ish said...

MLB calls it, offically, the "National League Wild Card Tie Breaker"

The way they've labeled it is the same type of label they use for each of the playoff series.

Link

redsock said...

The 1978 East playoff game was deemed part of the regular season. Thus, Rice played in 163 games that season.

ish said...

Now ESPN calls tomorrow night's game, Game #163. "The regular season isn't over yet..."

redsock said...

Obviously, they read my comment!

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