October 18, 2007

ALCS 5: Red Sox 7, Spiders 1

Red Sox - 101 000 230 - 7 12  1
Spiders - 100 000 000 - 1 6 1

Beckett: 8-5-1-1-11, 109
Beckett was absolutely amazing tonight -- everything we could have hoped for -- near Pedro-esque in his ability to toy with the Cleveland hitters! Along with a fastball sitting at 95-97 all night long, he also used a devastating 12-to-6 curve that made more than one Spider look like a fool. In the post-season, he now has a BB/K ratio if 1/26.

A Yook dong gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the first, but Cleveland tied the game in the home half. Sizemore doubled, moved to third on Cabrera's single and scored on Hafner's GIDP. After that, only one other Cleveland batter touched second base -- and that was in the ninth inning against Jonathan Papelbon.

Manny was robbed of a two-run dong to right-center in the third, but he did get an RBI out of it -- Boston led 2-1. They held on and broke it open with two in the seventh -- Pedroia double, Youilis triple, Ortiz sac fly -- and three in the eighth -- three walks, an error, a bunt single and another sac fly.

So it's back to Boston for Game 6 and G38 on Saturday night.


***

Manny: I'm a bad, bad man, man ...
Josh: [must ignore, keep staring straight ahead]
I feel like we're going to win and take it back to Boston and play another day. When you see something's that never been done before, you can believe in anything.
Jason Varitek:
There's a faith. It's like being able to come back late in a game. You have people that have done it, the team has done it, and done it on different occasions. You should have confidence that it can be done.
We just have to win [tonight].
Yerry Francona:
Just play the game that's in front of us.
This team is so loose. That's baseball. We happened to lose three in a row, but we could just as well win three in a row, too. ... Even though we're down, I still think we're set up pretty good.
Yook also echoed Manny Ramirez's thoughts:
You have to have the same mind-set every day in big games. You can't change things. You can try to make adjustments pitch to pitch, but you can't change your approach ... You have to stay calm and collected and you have to have fun. You have to have that energy flowing and be excited to go up there.

***

Josh Beckett / C.C. Sabathia
One. One game. One win. That's all.

Not three, not two.

One.

Tonight.
It's pretty clear.

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L-girl said...

yup, we're up 1-0, a dong and 2 dubs, and here's josh. we're good :)

redsock said...

bekett postseason

15 IP, 8 H, 0 BB, 15 K

L-girl said...

ok, the 2nd one wasn't a 2b, but whatev

Joe Grav said...

beckett domination time!

Amy said...

Fuck. Come on, Josh.

L-girl said...

hello??? 3 fielders, can someone catch the friggin ball please???

thatdietcokegirl said...

goddamn blooper.

L-girl said...

and here's fox blaming manny, what else is new.

redsock said...

We need a 1999-style Cleveland drubbing tonight.

L-girl said...

come on josh, work through it. (not that i'm worried he won't.)

tim said...

Internet cut out right before the sweaty dong. YOOK!

-why send manny? TOO Aggressive. that ball was TOO shallow

Fuck, goddamn double

Fuck goddamn single - SEE THEY DIDNT SEND SIZEMORE AND ITS FUCKING SIZEMORE!

Amy said...

Not liking this so far.

thatdietcokegirl said...

cleveland = cheating again.

L-girl said...

amy, the score is 1-0 us.

Amy said...

Not liking this half inning, I meant.

L-girl said...

well yes.

tim said...

That's alright. 24 outs left to re-take the lead.

Amy said...

OK, DP, no one left on base.

nixon33 said...

DP FUCK YOU HAFNER

thatdietcokegirl said...

We need a 1999-style Cleveland drubbing tonight.

i was at one of those games. or around there (can't remember) but i remember the whole crowd going "just like cleveland!" cause we were totally pwning someone, i forget who.

redsock said...

DP - no problem. bases clean.

fucking nice curve to pronk on 1-0!!

Zenslinger said...

I got home in time for the Youk dong. Then the stress began.

DP -- I'll take it.

thatdietcokegirl said...

gah, he's getting hit.

adjustments!!

Joe Grav said...

grr

tim said...

wtf joshy?

did that stupid singing cunt you used to bang fuck with your head before the game?

Ofer said...

Well, you can do worse than a 1st and 3rd, no outs DP. But that double by Sizemore was ridiculous.

redsock said...

did that stupid singing cunt you used to bang fuck with your head before the game?

my my.

Amy said...

OK, K. Only one run. Time to beat up CC.

Amy said...

Tim, have some more spinach.

L-girl said...

"and the password is..."

dominate

nixon33 said...

im not whining, but jesus, a lot iuf luck and breaks have gone clevelands way. we need to put shite that to bed.

ish said...

did that stupid singing cunt you used to bang fuck with your head before the game?

I read Allan's italics of this, not seeing the original author of the post, but I said to myself, "Yep. That was Tim!" Heh.

We'll see if he can locate his fastball better next inning. Let's get some more hits!

L-girl said...

did that stupid singing cunt you used to bang fuck with your head before the game?

i see emails about someone's 12-year-old son in our future

thatdietcokegirl said...

yeah they're run was produced by a mistake. ours, dong ;)

redsock said...

FOX misses a pitch.

jesus fucking christ.

L-girl said...

ish, i did a similar thing last night w/ a comment from tdcg. allan read it to me, and i said, "diet coke?" he said, "yep".

thatdietcokegirl said...

tv sucks. all the time now. missed pitches. mf huge ads during shows. sux. revolution time.

or just, sitting here bitching on the sidelines ;)

L-girl said...

we need to put shite that to bed.

that's my new slogan

PUT THE SHITE TO BED

thatdietcokegirl said...

ish, i did a similar thing last night w/ a comment from tdcg. allan read it to me, and i said, "diet coke?" he said, "yep".

heh ;)

westcoastsox said...

Hi everyone. Got called out of town for business, and this is the first time I have been able to be in front of the game with a computer. Only online for another 30 minutes. I really hope we win, because I actually will be able to watch game 6 if it happens.

westcoastsox said...

STFU, Paul Byrd.

L-girl said...

i vote revolution of course

L-girl said...

ha ha, ball 3, not so fast

redsock said...

josh was banging leeann tweeden -- no way anthem chick is hotter than her.

Amy said...

Tek making him work. Good, Tek. HBP good enough for me.

L-girl said...

way to get on base, captain!

Amy said...

Hi, westcoast. Good to see the game isn't too early for those out west!

Zenslinger said...

McCarver...yeah, he's bad. Really bad.

Amy said...

Come on, ocoC. Make him sweat. Make him work. Show them you deserve to be there. Oh, well, at least you made him throw five pitches this time.

redsock said...

coco .212 OBP since 9/16 -- eeeep.

Amy said...

Why did he swing at THAT? Sheesh.

Ofer said...

An Open Letter to Julio Lugo: Dear Julio, looking at your performance so far, I think that in order to be the ALCS MVP, you have to go 15-15 with a couple of home runs in the next three games. It wouldn't hurt to hit for the cycle in one of the games, too.

Get to it.

s1c said...

Ok joshie, time to set them down 1-2-3.

nixon33 said...

i love our automatic outs!

Ofer said...

Bad beginning, Julio.

L-girl said...

mmyes, lugo is a bit behind in the alcs mvp race...

redsock said...

lugo also needs to pitch a no-hitter in game 7.

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh god dane cook, go away. you tool ;p

thatdietcokegirl said...

lugo has his work cut out for him, haha ;)

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh that curve was tres jolie.

redsock said...

luv that breaking ball.

Amy said...

Josh settling down, it seems.

L-girl said...

oh that curve was tres jolie.

kissing up to gagne, are you?

redsock said...

cook is helpful.

i was under the distinct impression there were three octobers, but now i know there is only one.

thatdietcokegirl said...

breaking ball working is a good sign!

thatdietcokegirl said...

kissing up to gagne, are you?

teasing, maybe ;)

Bob said...

The bottom of our order is very sad. Beckettt is looking better.

thatdietcokegirl said...

cook is helpful.

i was under the distinct impression there were three octobers, but now i know there is only one


good point.

*snort*

L-girl said...

eh tres bien

Zenslinger said...

It must be admitted that Frank Gutierrez is a decent looking fella.

L-girl said...

Everyone says ?#$*^! Sizemore is hot. I think he'd be good looking - for a woman.

Bob said...

If we get to Game 6 we should start Ellsbury in center and Cora at short.

thatdietcokegirl said...

do you and redsock both speak french? being in canadia n all...

Zenslinger said...

Dickhead just said "Yankees" instead of "Indians".

westcoastsox said...

Hotel room has HDTV. This is nice. Beats MLB.TV, to be sure.

redsock said...

cora peaked in april. no thanks.

lugo at least has the potential to be good.

L-girl said...

do you and redsock both speak french?

sadly no.

most canadians don't, actually. i wish i was bilingual. but no.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Everyone says ?#$*^! Sizemore is hot. I think he'd be good looking - for a woman.

he is...uh, tres jolie.

nice lips.

Zenslinger said...

Everyone says ?#$*^! Sizemore is hot. I think he'd be good looking - for a woman.

At the risk of bringing up a touchy subject...isn't that true of Lyndon Banes?

redsock said...

sit down grizzly adams.

L-girl said...

At the risk of bringing up a touchy subject...isn't that true of Lyndon Banes?

not to me :)

not that i have anything against women, mind you.

thatdietcokegirl said...

sadly no.

most canadians don't, actually. i wish i was bilingual. but no.


maybe that's only like in montreal? i just knew a few canadians online once (they were from ontario) and they all seemed to speak french.

yah i'd love to be bilingual. russian for me. or maybe german ;)

ish said...

A big inning right there for Josh right there. Settled down quickly.

Amy said...

Alllright. Time for our guys. (I will admit that in 2004 I could not watch the Yankee half-innings in the last four games. I would change the channel and keep changing til the Sox were up again. I haven't gotten to that point tonight, but I do start breathing again at the third Cleveland out.)

ish said...

Ooops. Redundancy.

L-girl said...

anyone else think My Boy is, you know, pretty? just curious. these things always interest me.

thatdietcokegirl said...

At the risk of bringing up a touchy subject...isn't that true of Lyndon Banes?

no, he is like a 'handsome' looking woman ;p

s1c said...

Ok, Dustin it is time for you to reach some F*** Yeah level.

Amy said...

I do think Sizemore is nice looking, also Gutierrez. But I would rather not see their faces at all!

redsock said...

Yeah, I'd agree that LBJ has a softer look to him. Plus, as has been noted here before, his legs looked pretty good in those Little Red Riding Hood stockings!

tim said...

I just busted out laughing to myself at the fact that i have a tetra pack of wine :P

L-girl said...

maybe that's only like in montreal?

in quebec, the whole province. in montreal most ppl are bilingual eng/french, but in the rest of quebec, rural regions, all french, very little english.

i just knew a few canadians online once (they were from ontario) and they all seemed to speak french.

cool. it's unusual.

where we live the languages are mandarin, hindi, polish, italian, portuguese - it's pretty cool that way.

Amy said...

I think LBJ has boyish good looks. Not pretty, but a young and very handsome face. Not girly features at all, just not George Clooney macho looking.

L-girl said...

i'd go with amy's description.

tim said...

where we live the languages are mandarin, hindi, polish, italian, portuguese - it's pretty cool that way.

woo! polak! yeah, this really is the most diverse area around.

FUCK YEAH, fuck yeah!

Amy said...

Yes, Roy! You show them you are not slumping. Just a victim of bad breaks.

Ofer said...

Way to battle, Dustin!

L-girl said...

i'd like to see someone photoshop sizemore with a wig and a miniskirt.

or maybe his rookie hazing day pic?

redsock said...

mcmoron: "a ton of problems in yankeeland"

Amy said...

Man, do they HAVE to talk about the Yankees?? See--this is why I don't listen to them.

Zenslinger said...

It's raining, eh? Unless Youk is sweating on top of his helmet.

They're totally being overdramatic about the Torre situation, so it's that kinda thing all round, not just about Manny.

L-girl said...

woo! polak! yeah, this really is the most diverse area around.

most of our neighbours speak polish. we live near a big onion dome church!

super diverse in mississauga, i love it.

redsock said...

it's pretty big news, amy, but they should move on now.

Amy said...

Hate those DPs. God, they have killed us.

tim said...

son of a national-anthem singer.

i love how they put the end of inning music on there.

L-girl said...

damn damn damn

oh well, papi can just get one run here

redsock said...

wtf is with the music for the DP?

s1c said...

Another freaking dp. c'mon Papi!!

Amy said...

I know Torre is big news, but speculating about all the other players when the game is on seems unnecessary.

redsock said...

DH = dong hitter

tim said...

i'd like to see someone photoshop sizemore with a wig and a miniskirt.

Your wish is my command, later. Earlier today, I did my own NYDN tabloid cover I'm quite proud of for a marketing presentation.

Zenslinger said...

3B ump is killing Tizzle tonight.

L-girl said...

but they always do that. at least it's baseball news. i can't stand hearing about nfl or - worse - college sports during a baseball game.

tim said...

DH = dong hitter

haha nice. fuck that 3b ump is pissing me off with the went around calls on the DH.

L-girl said...

Your wish is my command, later.

cool!

L-girl said...

cmon being, show us the mummy!!!

Amy said...

Good AB for David. From 0-2 to BB. Now we need Manny to do his thing-dong.

tim said...

WOOO!

Amy said...

YES! I think it was OUT. But at least we get the one run.

tim said...

That looked like a dong.

s1c said...

That ball is out!

MBM should have been runing though!

redsock said...

DONG!

call it blue

westcoastsox said...

No fucking way! That was a home run.

L-girl said...

THAT WAS GONE

and they fucking better give it us!!!!

Zenslinger said...

That's an HR in my book.

He's a dick, but it is a fair point. Manny should not be at first base either way.

redsock said...

could someone stuff 10 or 20 of those towels in mcmoron's yap?

thatdietcokegirl said...

THAT WAS GONE. SHUT UP TIM.

thatdietcokegirl said...

IT WAS ON THE FUCKING LEDGE.

L-girl said...

twirl that finger now... twirl it!!!!

Amy said...

Are there MORE umpires in these games? That looks like a lot of umps, or did I just count wrong?

tim said...

McCarver wetting his pants about Ramirez being at first.

Francona gonna get tossed?

redsock said...

hit the yellow but it was ON TOP of the fence.

try talking about that you assholes.

L-girl said...

SHUT UP TIM MCCARVER YOU ASSHOLE

Zenslinger said...

I still don't want instant replay. I don't care if it costs us the game or whatever, let's have one sport without it.

On the closeup, I could see an argument that it's not an HR.

thatdietcokegirl said...

jesus christ.

it was above the yellow line. can we get some mf lasik for those bastards?

s1c said...

What a fragging screw up. Six fragging Umps and they can't get a home run call right.

Give me a freaking break.

Amy said...

I am hating McCarver or Buck or whoever that is talking. Assholes.

tim said...

Are there MORE umpires in these games? That looks like a lot of umps, or did I just count wrong?

They have umps down the LF and RF line for the playoffs.

L-girl said...

SHUT UP MCCARVER!!! The "ridiculous" thing is you being employed.

redsock said...

og fuck you joe.

i can;t tell -- blah blah blah

jesus fuck -- these fuckets are blind.

L-girl said...

come on doctor, make them pay, make them pay!!!

L-girl said...

zs, i don't want replay used either.

redsock said...

mccarver actually seems angry at manny - very unprofessional.

tim said...

hit the yellow but it was ON TOP of the fence.

I know! The yellow line goes OVER AND ON TOP of the wall. the fact is that it hit the TOP of the wall = HR!!!!!

"the longest rbi single in the history of baseball" - go buck yourself.

tim said...

This won't effect anything once Dr. Double dongs a deuce. (woo alliteration!)

Ofer said...

OK, Doc, make it all a moot point. Drive Manny in.

Amy said...

Bad news, bad call. Good news, WE ARE AHEAD.

Spencer Brown said...

It's a TRAVISHAMOCKERY.

ODawg said...

The longest RBI single in the history of baseball?

Robin Ventura might beg to differ.

thatdietcokegirl said...

time to get fucking hawk-eye into baseball.

you mean to tell me not ONE ump saw that ball go?? fuckkkkkkkk. so pissed. it's shit like this...

tim said...

Of course they put up the "who cares" quote and time to rip him apart. FUCK YOU FOX

redsock said...

manny quote with "dont worry be happy" in the background

god fox are assholes.

we got fucked -- we better win this game by A LOT

s1c said...

jesus fragging christ would you guys just shut up about manny. I don't frigging care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

mccarver actually seems angry at manny - very unprofessional.

he really took that manny not going to second personally. jesus. it really made a difference too, in case you couldn't tell.

L-girl said...

odawg, we said the same thing! god i remember listening to that on the radio.

Zenslinger said...

I'm going to hit the bar.

Go go go.

nixon33 said...

was it out? i dont know, but it looked like it from the straight away angle, but not so sure on the sideways closeup.
but man, WE CANT CATCH A FUCKING BREAK!@

ish said...

I can't believe that. There's no way the ball bounces UP like that without hitting the top of the wall.

Oh well. Gotta move on. At least we're ahead. It's better than before Manny came up.

tomgreff said...

Clearly a home run...is it me or are Buck and Timbo stupid?

tim said...

Whatever, they're winning and thats what matters. Cleveland won't score again so the extra run from the homer won't be necessary. But they'll get another 30 so none of this matters.

thatdietcokegirl said...

all i can say is, josh..1-2-3 baby. get us back up there for re-fucking-demption.

L-girl said...

that's correct: we have a lead.

that's the good news.

now josh will hold it, that's the next good news.

redsock said...

Clearly a home run...is it me or are Buck and Timbo stupid?

welcome to planet earth!

Ofer said...

Fuck Fox. They should really shut the fuck up. What's ridiculous is the mangling of that Manny quote.

Amy said...

Good, strike him out, pretty face and all.

thatdietcokegirl said...

this is all an anti-manny conspiracy.

(the radio guys are pissed)

...

sit down pretty boy!

tim said...

Oh look, they called it the "top of the wall" - so isn't that fessing up to the fact that its a HOMER? or is the top of the wall NOT a homer? cause I can remember a couple of HRs from the past two games that hit the top of that very wall!

redsock said...

beckett Ks pretty boy on 3 pitches.

buck says the ball hit "THE TOP OF THE WALL" but ........

Ofer said...

Probably someone told them to tone down the Manny criticism. Now they're talking about how 'unbelievably strong' he is. Fuckers.

redsock said...

a strong man-child savant!

thatdietcokegirl said...

I can't believe that. There's no way the ball bounces UP like that without hitting the top of the wall.

totally!!!
i mean, wtf. these guys are supposed to be professionals.

...

fuck yeah, fuck yeah!

L-girl said...

ofer, i agree. their producer or someone told them they were laying it on too thick so they added a little happy talk.

redsock said...

morons.

the world will not end.

it did not end after any year from 1919 to 2003. it will not end now.

there will be red sox baseball in 2008 no matter what happpens this month.

obviously.

thatdietcokegirl said...

wait, i thought if it hits the yellow line it's a home run?

Amy said...

God, Josh looks good.

tim said...

nice! 1-2-3

thatdietcokegirl said...

nice nice nice. just what we needed. c'mon sox get it back (+10 more;))

redsock said...

beckett seems a bit more fired up after the non-dong.

ish said...

AWESOME inning from Beckett! THAT'S what the Sox need!

s1c said...

Captain Fuck yeah of the kick ass brigade says score me some more fucking runs.

Ofer said...

And now he's saying that that's not the full quote- so why do you still have it written like that on the screen? Huh?

I really think that someone told them to tone down the Manny criticism. Probably don't won't to anger the Dominican demographic.

In other news: Fuck Yeah! and Beckett are ON

ish said...

Put it this way: Joe Morgan said it was a home run.

It must be a home run for a guy who never takes sides, to see that ball and call it a home run.

redsock said...

wait, i thought if it hits the yellow line it's a home run?

over the top of the fence, yes. (where it hit, barely)

just like the monster seats at fenway.

L-girl said...

Captain Fuck yeah of the kick ass brigade

:-D

s1c, how was the getaway?

Spencer Brown said...

hmmm...

after seeing that great replay...

it was not a home run. It hit off the yellow line, not over it, and bounced back into the field. That is not a home run. It has to either clear the yellow line, or hit the yellow line and bounce into the stands.

nixon33 said...

good. lets get mad, and win!
i love tito almost gettting thrown out!
fucking umps....

Amy said...

Now we need our bats to get steamed up over the bad call also. GET HITS.

ish said...

They announced to the press box that the ball "has to clear the yellow line" for it to be a home run.

Stupid rule.

CaKeY said...

God I wish mccarver would just shut the fuck up. Dammit how do idiots like him get a job TALKING.

Fucking moron.

Oh, Great game so far. We're hitting the ball hard and Becketts got some good some good stuff.

redsock said...

joe and moron have to be going out of their way to deliberately not even speculate that the hit was a HR.

thatdietcokegirl said...

aw jeah!

Amy said...

THere we go, lead off hit. Now NO DP PLEASE.

redsock said...

They announced to the press box that the ball "has to clear the yellow line" for it to be a home run.

So the ball has to clear the fence by a certain extra distance, not just clear the fence?

That makes sense. :<|

Major CYA move.

L-girl said...

YES!!!! 1st two men reach. thanks tek!!!

thatdietcokegirl said...

YES CAP'N!!!

s1c said...

s1c, how was the getaway?

Great, except for the not able to connect thing. Was glad to go back to work, I needed the rest :).

Amy said...

There's Tek showing his shit. GO TEK.

Ofer said...

OK, let's pile it on! 2 on, no out

Woti-woti said...

A professional broadcast crew starts out by explaining the ground rule. What is the yellow line for? What if the ball hits the top of the wall? I haven't heard that yet. As a fan, I want to know. By the way, most hard hit fly balls have lots of back spin. That might be why it bounced back AFTER HITTING THE TOP OF THE FUCKING WALL!!

Spencer Brown said...

check out this article

http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_7088216

"If a park has a yellow line running along the top of the fence, as Coors Field does, the ball must clear the yellow line. If the ball hits any part of the yellow strip and goes over the fence, it is ruled a home run."

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