March 17, 2008

Red Sox-Yankees at 1:15 PM

Bartolo Colon / Andy Pettitte

In their only spring meeting, both teams are expected to field something close to their regular lineup, although Manny Ramirez will not be making the trip to Tampa.

Colon should pitch no more than three innings and be followed by Julian Tavarez and Javier Lopez. Pettitte skipped his last start with a mild left forearm strain and is scheduled to throw 60 pitches.

The two teams meet for the first time during the season on April 11.

Michael Silverman, Herald:
Is Joe Girardi really ready for the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry?

By the looks of it, no.

82 comments:

phrenile said...

I hope Girardi can finally bring a voice to the voiceless: the MFY fans who'd rather whine than win, who'd rather fight than achieve.

For his sake, he should remember that when inserting his foot into his mouth, raised spikes hurt.

redsock said...

Alright -- firing up the old MLB.TV for this one.

WE HAVE OATMEAL!

Lugo, ss
Pedroia, 2b
Ortiz, dh
Youkilis, 1b
Lowell, 3b
Varitek, c
Ellsbury, cf
Carter, lf
Moss, rf

Damon, lf
Jeter, ss
Abreu, rf
Giambi, 1b
Posada, c
Matsui, dh
Cano, 2b
Betemit, 3b
Cabrera, cf

Out of Sox pen: Tavarez, Lopez, Hansen

Out of MFY pen: Albaladejo, Traber, Philips

redsock said...

SHIT -- YES on MLBTV.

redsock said...

Already got to watch a game on mute. Will try to keep a running log of the game.

redsock said...

Sox 1st:
Lugo (cbb) 6-3, chopper up middle.
Pedroia (fbs) K swinging (low/inside).
Ortiz (ccbbf) K swinging (check swing).

Jere said...

Pettitte's pitching like there's an HGH shipment waiting for him to sign for.

No St. Patty's Day jerseys. Woohoo!

Yankee fans got all the box seats, but Sox fans definitely heard cheering for each player from the cheap seats.

Jere said...

Yankees complaining on every strike call. Damon and Giambi with a look back after being called out, while Abreu gets the benefit of the doubt on a 3-2 pitch for ball four. Ump has a high strike zone, though. Colon throwing well over 90 at times. An early mound visit as he's walked 2 in the 1st.

Dicks on the pond!

Jere said...

The two hits weren't exactly scorched. Okay, that one by Cano was legit. 4-0 Yanks. "The curse is back, baby!" A semi-Colon inning here. He's up up up. Get it down, man.

Remy: "His stuff is good, his location is not."

redsock said...

42 pitches for Colon -- and that's his day. Still in the first inning:

Damon (ccb) K looking.
Jeter (bbf) single thru middle, cf.
Abreu (bcbffbff) walked.
Giambi (bff) K looking.
Posada (bbbc) walked (loaded).
Matsui (fbc) double down LF line, ground rule, CI and Abreu score.
Cano (bb) singled lined LF, Dumbo and Shemp score.
Betemit (bcfbbfff) walked.

he was hitting 95-96 often, but poor location.

redsock said...

Sexy Lips in.

Milk Dud (b) grounded into 6-4 FC.

4-0 MFY after 1.

Jere said...

Let's see if Colon's plan to slow down Andy's rhythm with a long bottom 1 works!

redsock said...

HP ump calling what many would think is a high strike for both sides. Only batter that did not get strikes called on pitched at or above the belly button: Jeter.

Jere said...

Terrible call by Orsillo. "Ground ball right side, well placed...fielded by Cano for the out." Wasn't that well-placed in hindsight, was it Don?

Finally a baserunner on a Tek walk.

redsock said...

Sox 2nd:
Yook (bcc) 4-3.
Dr. (1-1) 5-3.
Tek (bbcb) walked.
Lyndon (bsbsb) P4 in short RF.

redsock said...

SoSHer mabrowndog has Colon pitch-by-pitch:

Damon - SL (inside corner), SS (fastball down the middle), B (high & outside), SL (2-seamer on the low-outside corner) - STRIKEOUT

Jeter - B (up high), B (changeup high), F (fastball inside pulled down the 3B side), H (2-seamer that didn't sink enough, grounded up the middle) - SINGLE

Abreu - B (fastball high), SL (fastball on the high-inside corner), B (changeup high), F (inside fastball fouled behind the plate), F (fastball high, fouled behind the plate), B (2-seamer up high), F (fastball inside, fouled back to screen), F (fastball high, popped foul into LF stands), B (just missed on the outside corner, the ump screwed Colon) - WALK

Giambi - B (2-seamer up high), F (fastball outside, fouled to LF side), F (2-seamer, fouled behind stands), SL (slider that looked high & inside, but Colon got the call) - STRIKEOUT

Posada - B (fastball up high), B (changeup high), B (93-mph fastball, outside), SL (91-mph fastball on the outside corner), B (fastball high & outside) - WALK

Matsui - F (popped up down 3B line, bounced into stands), B (fastball outside), SL (fastball on the outside corner), H (rifled down LF line, bounces once and into bullpen) - GROUND-RULE DOUBLE, 2 RBI

Cano - B (fastball inside), B (slider down low), H (fastball up high & outside, line drive to left field) - SINGLE, 2 RBI.

Betemit - B (fastball outside, SL (changeup), F (4-seamer low & inside, fouled back), B (fastball well inside & low), B (slider inside), F (fastball, fouled into dirt at the plate), F (slider, fouled down 1B side), F (4-seamer up high, just fouled off), B (fastball inside) - WALK

redsock said...

Jeter HBP from Lips -- yeah!

Jere said...

Jeter plunked in elbow by Tavarez. ABreu follows with a bomb. 6-0.

redsock said...

Next pitch -- Abreu 2-run dong to RF. Boo.

nick said...

Fuck the dong!

It's only exhibition... but still.

Jere said...

We continue the "make Andy wait" theory...

Almost 2 innings played, almost 2 hours have passed.

redsock said...

yay - they send only 8 men to the plate this inning:

Damon (cbb) F9 in RCF.
Jeter (ccb) HBP.
Abreu 2-run HR to RF.
Giambi (fbb) double into RF corner.
Posada 4-3, HGH to 3rd.
Shemp (b) singled to CF, past diving FY, HGH scores.
Cano (cb) singled to RF, Shemp to 2nd.
Betemit (bbbcf) K looking (was actually ball 4 up and away).

7-0 after 2.

nick said...

that it! jere's strategy is now clearly working!

redsock said...

there goes the no-hitter.

here we come!!!

redsock said...

PASSEDBALLA???

no, no advance.

Jere said...

Haha. Love seeing Damon eff up.

Jere said...

Oh man, a fan getting on Lugo over the whole domestic violence thing... Is Yes picking up the same audio?

Jere said...

George (H.W.) Steinbrenner shown on NESN now, enjoying the sunshine on his cold, lizard-like skin. 7-2 now as Posada lets one get through.

redsock said...

PASSEDBALLA!!!!!!!!!!

RUN SCORES

redsock said...

SoSHer quotes Kay on Lugo:

"Nobody thought the Red Sox could do it with bad defense up the middle, but they went against conventional wisdom and made it work."

Jere said...

Man, such a balk move. But it always has been...

redsock said...

Dusty picked off 1-3-6.

redsock said...

Sox 3rd:
Carter (bbccff) single, bloop to CF.
Moss (cb) doubled to LF, Damon lost it in the sun towards the corner, gave up, it fell fair, and he had to hurry up and go after it, Carter to 3rd.
Lugo (bbcfff) 6-3 (CI to his left?!?!?), Carter scores.
Pedroia (bcbfb - WP/PB Moss acores) walks.
Tiz (bbsf) K swinging.

Bos - 002
MFY - 43

redsock said...

sit down damon!

tucan at 60 pitches -- which was his limit. mfy pen time!!

Jere said...

I just realized, I'm currently in my longest "haven't heard Michael Kay's voice" streak in at least a decade. And it is good.

redsock said...

Lips shuts 'em down on 7 pitches:

Dud (f) F7
Damon (cbf) K looking
CI F9

Jere said...

The classiest cheater still in to start the 4th.

Jere said...

DONG Yooouukkkkk

redsock said...

For his second spring start, Colon looks pretty damn good.

Nice arm action, was hitting mid-90s with what looks like minimal effort. Fuck it, for a #5 starter, I'll take it. I am hopeful.

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

dong work for yuda!

Jere said...

Near-DONG Lowwweeelllll. But an out. ClassCheat out now.

redsock said...

I'm not sure, but YES may have missed the dong while showing the ever-exciting shot of Girardi sitting on the bench.

redsock said...

tek greets heath phillips with a liner to right for a bingle.

Jere said...

Tek reaches again. We're hitting a cool grand against their pen, as the Let's Go Red Sox chant is heard at Legends Field. But, hey, Red Sox Nation DOESN't EXIST.

SingLBJ, two men on.

redsock said...

Lyndon single to RCF.

redsock said...

carter ropes one, but cano leaps and snares it.

let's go moss!!

Jere said...

Yeah Moss. 7-4 now.

redsock said...

heath, buddy, you ain't foolin' no one.

Jere said...

Come on, Lugo, dong will tie it... and he ends the inning. But we're back in it, 7-4 after 3.5.

redsock said...

Sox 4th:
Yook dong to LF.
Lowell F7 deep to wall.
Phillips in for Pettitte.
Varitek (b) single to RF.
Ellsbury (bb) single to RCF.
Carter L4.
Moss (bcbbc) sngle to RF, Tek scores.
Lugo (bc) looper to 4.

Sox - 002 2
MFY - 043

Jere said...

Not a great day overall for the Ass Kissing Duo (Lips-Colon).

Jere said...

Posada is slow. Way to cover on the 1-6-3, Julian.

redsock said...

Sox - 002 2
MFY - 430 1

Gotta step out for a few minutes.

Jere said...

Legends Field with a Hooters sign on the outfield fence. Only the classiest boobfest restaurants make the cut.

redsock said...

Damon Being Shemp in LF -- LBJ 3B!!!

Jere said...

More eff ups for Damon. Rally time.

Jere said...

Ellsbury singled before, it was Carter who hit the ball Johnny botched. Jacoby went to 3rd.

redsock said...

Mother Teresa is getting down with some AC-DC this afternoon!!!

redsock said...

Okay -- my MLBTV screwed up. I thought Lyndon was still hitting, then I saw him on third.

Damon still sucks!

redsock said...

Slappy wouldn't have had it. Damn.

redsock said...

Hansen in, falls behind Dumbo 3-0, gets two called strikes, then a miss and a 2-3 PO.

Time for the Bats!

redsock said...

Who do we got?

Pedroia
Corsaletti
Thurston
Ginter

Go "Sox"!

redsock said...

Yankee subs in at every position.

redsock said...

Down 1-2-3.

NY 8-4, mid-7th.

redsock said...

Lyndon with the wheels!

Okay, 8th inning lightning.

Jere said...

Remy says Waldman said it took her "til July" to get back to normal after the Yanks' Japan trip in '04. While Sterling said it took "a week." So now they think Georgie Girl was just trying to psych them out.

Yeah, Ma Teresa is headbanging to For Those About To Rock.

Fire!

Jere said...

Brian "Spruce Goose" Bruney looks so different with the longer hair. Skinnier, too. He's gonna get fine any day now with that cut.

Jere said...

One time, back when I was in a band, we were driving to a gig, and we heard For Those About to Rock on the radio. And I thought, Wow, for the first time in my life, AC/DC are saluting ME, as I was literally about to rock. (I told the crowd this, but they didn't seem to get it or care. Or couldn't hear me as usually when you try to talk to the crowd it sounds like HEAYHA YOUZ GAGHGGGGA RIOKKKKK.)

Hunter Jones in for us. And I don't mean Mike Timlin.

Jere said...

Hunter facing Ransom.

Jere said...

Oops. Orsillo says "Chris" Hansen. So you know he watches To Catch a Predator.

redsock said...

Bon:

I'm dirty, mean, and mighty unclean
I'm a wanted man
Public Ememy Number 1
Understand?


Genius.

redsock said...

Spelling "enemy" with two "m"s -- not so genius.

Jere said...

My Brian Johnson "connection."

Jere said...

He's no Bon. But, uh, at least he's alive, I guess.

Jere said...

So many people left this game early. Stick around. It's fucking Florida.

redsock said...

Gotta get to the early bird.

Jere said...

Terrible heckle to Iggy Suarez just now. "Rrrrico...suave." What? It's not Iggy Suave. But it works, as he backwards Ks to end it.

Jere said...

"Gotta get to the early bird."

Good call. Probably true--it's almost 4:30.

redsock said...

I followed the season of Iggy Suarez a couple of years ago in SoSH's Adopt-A-Prospect forum. Hadn't ever seen him "live" until now.

And he's caught looking to end the game by Strickland Propane.

redsock said...

"He didn't have a Coke!

Jere said...

Nice call on Propane. Other possibilities: That principal in Back to the Future, Mr. Strickland.

redsock said...

Nice call on Propane.

It felt like something I'd read at your blog.

Jere said...

I wish I'd come up with that one.