April 15, 2008

G15: Red Sox 5, Spiders 3

Red Sox   - 000 010 202 - 5 13  1
Cleveland - 000 020 100 - 3 8 1
Once again, the Red Sox get some 10 o'clock lightning and come from behind to win.

The big hit in the seventh was a two-run single from Lowrie, who also drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the fifth. With one out in the ninth, Jason Varitek (pinch-hitting for Kevin Cash) hit an opposite field home run to snap a 3-3 tie. Crisp singled to left and Pedroia doubled to right-center. After Ortiz popped to second and Manny was walked intentionally, Youkilis stroked a single to left. Ococ scored, but Pedroia was tagged out trying to score (and missing the plate).

Jeemer nailed it down, striking out Hafner and Martinez on four pitches each, and getting Peralta to foul out to Ellsbury in right. Jacoby made a nifty catch, half-leaping into the stands and robbing a fan of the ball!

Lugo was 3-for-4, Pedroia was 3-for-5, Yook was 2-for-4 with a walk, Ellsbury singled and walked twice. Manny was 0-for-3 with a BBI and HBP.

Ortiz's 5 PAs: GIDP453, single to RF, F7, F8, P4.

Toronto whipped Baltimore 11-3 (and New York held on to beat Tampa 5-3), so we are now in first place!
Red Sox    9   6   --
Blue Jays 8 6 .5
Orioles 8 6 .5
Yankees 8 7 1
Rays 6 8 2.5
***

Tim Wakefield (3.27, 133 ERA+) / Paul Byrd (11.05, 38 ERA+)

Jed Lowrie makes his major league debut tonight at third base.

Coco Crisp, David Ortiz and DeMarlo Hale will all wear #42 in recognition of Jackie Robinson, who made his debut 61 years ago today. Crisp: "Also, Larry Doby, you can't forget about him. He was the first in the American League."

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redsock said...

Cleveland put Joe Borowski on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon with a right triceps strain. Tom Mastny was called up from AAA.

Borowski, on last night: "I just felt like I had nothing. It felt like [I was] throwing through water, pretty much. Physically, I felt fine, but I was stuck in one gear. I had no extra gear."

ish said...

Maybe he and Dumbo should get together and go bowling.

Jack Marshall said...

Good for Coco. People DO forget about Larry Doby, and it has always struck me as weird. There was no connection (outside of the All-Stars and the Series) between the NL and AL those days, and Doby followed Robinson just one year later. I can't believe he had a significantly easier time of it in the AL because Robinson had broken the barrier in the NL, but his story is virtually unknown---another example of how Americans can't digest a complex narrative.

ish said...

Interesting Oatmeal tonight as Drew and Casey get a night off:

Stockings:
1. ocoC, CF
2. FY, 2B
3. Put Me in Coach, DH
4. MBM Grand, LF
5. Youk!, 1B
6. Lyndon, RF
7. Sl├╝go, SS
8. Jed Lowrie, 3B
9. $$$, C

sp - Wake

Arachnoids
1. Ladies Love Grady, CF
2. David Dellucci, LF
3. Pronk, DH
4. Victor Martinez, C
5. Brak Brak, SS
6. Garko, 1B
7. Ass Dribble, 2B
8. Franklin Gutierrez, RF
9. Casey Blake, 3B

sp - Byrd

What do you think is better, from a player's standpoint here on Joy of Sox - having a nickname? Or not having a nickname?

s1c said...

Nicks are the best! Promotes togetherness, shows love and oh who the frack knows!

Am looking forward to seeing this Lowrie guy play. Schilling said he's the real deal this morning in his interview.

(I swear, if I ever meet the guy who said that mal ware was a good thing, he's going to get a size 10 right up his you know what)

Zenslinger said...

You lost me halfway through your post, Jack.

Joe Grav said...

Good to see Lowrie out there.

Sooo nervous about the Bruins tonight. I'll be popping in occasionally to talk about what's going on with the Sox.

See yah folks.

9casey said...

I have no offical standing here , but folks ..The moderator should post the lineups, he always has and always should.....

He may say he doesn't care , and maybe I shouldn't either , but for some unknown reason I do...

ish said...

Sooo nervous about the Bruins tonight. I'll be popping in occasionally to talk about what's going on with the Sox.

Me too.

s1c said...

Hey if anyone wants to they can do a bruins game post here.

Its not a bruins blog, but I make it available for you.

L-girl said...

Go Habs. /whisper

I agree with 9Casey, although Ish's team names are nice.

L-girl said...

Re Doby, there was a flurry of interest in him a few years back... anniversary of...?? Don't remember. I will check.

But America loves "firsts". It's not like the interest in Jackie Robinson is a serious interest in racism or even racism in baseball. Robinson is a "first", and the interest begins and ends there.

The sanitized version of the Jackie Robinson story that makes the rounds makes people feel good about themselves, congratulating themselves on how far we've come. It's talked about in completely bland terms. You could read dozens of mainstream articles on Robinson and never even learn what "the color bar" was, this thing that Robinson "broke".

Allan and I co-wrote an essay about this last year, if anyone is interested.

ish said...

I agree with 9Casey

I agree too, now that I think about it. It only makes sense.

L-girl said...

Oh, I agree with s1c, nicknames are where it's at.

L-girl said...

Ish, it's totally nothing against you, I hope you know. Your oatmeal is as lumpy as anyone else's.

tim said...

Won't be threading tonight all, I'm still at work but leaving now to see the greatest band ever. NYC ska legends, The Slackers, are doing a string of Canadian dates. Gonna be an amazing show!

Go Sox!

(whispers to joe grav and ish: Go B's!)

ish said...

Ish, it's totally nothing against you, I hope you know.

Heh, no worries.

A bunch of Habs fans are standing around outside the Garden and there's one guy wearing a Bruins sweater that says "Habs Suck" on the back.

I can't find the Red Sox game on TV. Rut roh.

redsock said...

As long as the lineups gets posted in the G# post, I don't care who does it.

Zenslinger said...

Allan and I co-wrote an essay about this last year, if anyone is interested.

Link it up.

redsock said...

NESN in L-Sock Land!!!

But there is a Bruins promo.....
WTF?

redsock said...

shit -- and then it cuts to the Cleveland douchetards.

redsock said...

... but if everyone wants to let me post them, that's okay, too!

Jere said...

Sox on NESN Plus. Bruins on NESN Minus.

Jere said...

Crisp with 42 but no name.

Jere said...

Hey! COlor coordinated hat guy! He is there. Yellow hat tonight. Above 1st base dugout.

Jere said...

FY!

Patrick said...

I wish I could get Joe C. on my computer. Anyone know of a link for that?

Jere said...

Just go to mlb audio and click WRKO

Jere said...

Warning track power for Little Grady.

redsock said...

jere, you doing either of the mfy games?

Jere said...

K-vid Delucci.

Uh, was thinking about calling tomorrow nite.

redsock said...

if you are right and i'm getting stuck with mr. there's a strike, i may need you to b'cast.

L-girl said...

Link it up.

Thanks Zen, here you go.

Nice to see those #42 jerseys w/o names. Very cool.

Jere said...

Get ready for HOT PINK this inning.

Am I the only one who knows about the color coordinated hat man?

Jere said...

"there's a strike"

ha.

I won't be around for the beginning of THurs nite, so I'll have to do tomorrow out of the two

L-girl said...

I won't be around for the start of tomorrow night's game, Weds nights are resisters meetings. I'm hoping for an two hour rain delay.

Jere said...

Wow--2 knob hits in one at bat?

L-girl said...

Paul Byrd good for the all-animal team.

Jere said...

2 on 2 out for Pettitte in the 1st

Amy said...

Good evening, folks. That Lowrie guy looks cute.

Jere said...

But Eva Ks, 0-0 after 1.

Jere said...

Okay, Jacoby on deck, when he's up, look behind him for the old man in the pink hat.

L-girl said...

I think it's best to ignore people like the colour hat guy.

L-girl said...

Hi there.

(She says to the TV screen.)

redsock said...

did not know about this hat guy, but checked out the link.

s1c said...

Ok, just got back from the trip (white knuckle time, she has her learners permit) to b-fly's dance class.

Hows Wakes Knuckler dancing?

Jere said...

L: no chance. 3rd inning: Neon Yellow!

Amy said...

I will be in and out...other stuff needs my fingers for typing tonight.

L-girl said...

No chance why? Cuz you like it or cuz you can't look away, even though you don't like it?

redsock said...

... as opposed to "hat guy" that gets made fun of at FJM.

L-girl said...

Here I will not make a joke about priorities. :)

Amy said...

s1c, yikes. I hated those days of learner's permit teenagers. I still hate when my kids drive, even though they are 23 and 27.

Amy said...

Gotcha, Laura. :)

Jere said...

I dunno, just...no reason. Last chance to see hat man at a Sox game this year, until possibly October. I just like to, like, notice stuff that nobody cares about. It's kinda my thing.

Jere said...

Bsae Hti

L-girl said...

Since you linked to a story about him, I would say someone must notice. But hey, if it's your thing, it's your thing. Enjoy.

redsock said...

jed with the assist

Jere said...

Do you not watch the movements of Red Sox Senior Advisor/Special Projects Jeremy Kapstein and Giant Glass CEO Dennis Drinkwater behind the plate in the front row at every Fenway game? You're missin out:)

redsock said...

cashballa?

L-girl said...

You are correct, I do not.

I watch the game, I mod, I read comments, I post comments, I drink wine, I check email, and on ocassion I try to get Allan's attention. It keeps me pretty busy. :)

Amy said...

Nice job, Wake.

Jere said...

key call there. We move to the neon yellowth inning.

Zenslinger said...

Hannibal's Brother K's to end the inning.

redsock said...

Who do you call when your windshield's BUS-TED ...

s1c said...

on ocassion I try to get Allan's attention

hmmm, to let the mind go to the gutter or to not let the mind go to the gutter. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

L-girl said...

I can assure you no gutter is needed.

Jere said...

On that "rivalry" commercial--one shot of Bobby Abreu had "New York" backwards on his jersey. Kinda like how I watched Caddyshack last night ad spotted a scene where that one caddy had "Night Riders" backwards on his T-shirt. How do they let this stuff go? DO they think we won't notice??

Laura, ignore this comment.

L-girl said...

If I ignore it, it won't get posted!

Jere said...

Cash you are slow.

L-girl said...

shit!

Amy said...

What did Lowrie do his first time up? What's the scouting on this kid?

Damn, DP.

s1c said...

Crap, nice play by blake, I thought for sure that would be a base hit.

redsock said...

impressive dp.

fuckers.

L-girl said...

Amy, Lowrie just finished his AB. He K'd.

Cash = runs like a catcher.

Jere said...

this was his 1st time up

Amy said...

Oh yeah, that was only the third inning. What was I thinking?

Jere said...

Roadrunner, roadrunner

L-girl said...

You were thinking, he's cute, did I miss anything?

Jere said...

pretty good call by Remy--don't know if Cle announcers are saying it but Tito argued the call at 2nd on the DP--guy off the bag entirely.

L-girl said...

Cle ancrs made no mention of that.

Amy said...

LOL, exactly! I missed the top half of the first so thought maybe we went through the whole lineup and never scored. Hmm, that would be something.

Zenslinger said...

Pettite gives up three singles in a row...DP gets him out of it.

That's five hits, no runs for Tampa. One hit, one run (Matsui HR) for the Yanks. Jeez.

Jere said...

ha, didn't think so.

L-girl said...

They just called the knuckleball "enigmatic". A $5 word for an announcer.

redsock said...

they have said nothing. except making the DP a "mcdonalds i'm lovin' it" play.

Jere said...

So you're saying Pettitte's having problems but is recovering quickly? Interesting.

Jere said...

Picked off! NESN misses it...

s1c said...

Wake!!!

Love pick offs!!!

Amy said...

Nice pickoff!

redsock said...

clev tv missed the pickoff completely.

when they showed the field, it was showing us the 2B ump's ass.

L-girl said...

I love pickoffs too!! Alright.

Jere said...

On the DP: Guy brings the one foot that WAS on the bag OFF the bag, THEN catches ball and throws to first. It was, I guess, debatable, but easily could've gotten a safe call. And Tito was out arguing.

s1c said...

Gut has this stunned look on his face, love it!!!

Jere said...

NESN with 2 good replays of pickoff--but missed it on the original. We just heard Remy say "Got him!"

Jere said...

Another baserunner for the DEVIL rays

Jere said...

count back to 2-2. Now 3-2 again.

L-girl said...

Heifer K

Amy said...

Wake works out of it again!

s1c said...

Wakey is looking good!!!

redsock said...

that switched ball-to-foul has thrown GDGD for a loop.

Jere said...

1st and sec, 2 out for TB. For the love of ATH, score!

Nice job to get out of that, Wake.

Jonny Wad Gomes up.

Jere said...

I think TB tied it.

s1c said...

Jere- Who's playing third for the Rays?

Jere said...

Rays up 2-1

Jere said...

2 runs on 7 hits, at least 2 walks for ANdy thru 3

Amy said...

Go, Papi!!

L-girl said...

Yeah Papi!

Jere said...

another hit for Big Papi.

s1c said...

Flo reaches, can we have a replay of the ninth from last night please MBM!!!

Jere said...

Tom must be in bathroom, because Joanne wearing the neon green hat this inning.

s1c said...

Nuts

L-girl said...

Cle ancrs talking about the Ortiz jersey in YS thing, speculating that maybe the Yankees did it for publicity.

Jere said...

Hey, I didn't even remember in that article that it says hat guy only makes about 20 games per year. So, you see, this really is a special occasion.

L-girl said...

Only as a joke, I mean. Not seriously like the bloody sock comments or anything.

Jere said...

Ncie.

L-girl said...

brak ppo uot

Amy said...

Foooey. Come on, Wake. No more hits.

L-girl said...

LJC, if you are reading, thank you very much. I replied on wmtc. Have fun lurking. :)

Jere said...

It appears every Devil Ray is wearing 42.

L-girl said...

Wow, that's cool. Good on them.

Jere said...

Nice job, Lowrie.

Amy said...

The DP saves the day!

s1c said...

Runs, please, lets get some runs!!!

Jere said...

Yanks tie it at a deuce.

L-girl said...

Yes. Could we have some

RUNS PLEASE!!!!

s1c said...

Who was the first AL player to hit a home run from both sides in an inning?

Beats the frack out of me, but I bet it was an indian.

Jere said...

I don't think there was a DP.

L-girl said...

Argh, fucking people named Grady.

Jere said...

Yanks lead 3-2

s1c said...

LBJ gets the double!!!

L-girl said...

Shit, I think I know that trivia q...

That's my boy!!!

Jere said...

Another Jacoby-like hit/play by Jacoby.

L-girl said...

I wonder, should I refer to him as MBJ instead of LBJ?

Another hit! Sox at the corners.

redsock said...

jed time!

Jere said...

RATC, 1 out.

L-girl said...

Time for his first ML RBI...

Jere said...

Jed's speed gives us the run!

L-girl said...

NICE!!! Yay Lowrie!!!!

s1c said...

Jed gets his first RBI, grab that ball!!!

Amy said...

Damn, I missed Lowrie's at bat and he got a hit? And an RBI? Good stuff!

s1c said...

Need a 1-2-3 from Wake, get those bats right back up to the plate.

redsock said...

No hit, FC, beat the relay and LBJ scored.

Jere said...

I know the answer to the Trivia--he played for the Indians and Sox. (Or did they say it already?)

Jere said...

oh my lord, Border Patrol ad behind home plate. Scary.

s1c said...

Jere - I haven't seen the answer yet, so if you know go right ahead!

L-girl said...

Oo, I just thought of the answer, too. I don't know if they said it yet, b/c it must be on a NESN channel.

Jere said...

no--I meant I looked it up. SO I was giving you a clue. But now they told--Baerga. The only NL guy was Bellhorn.

s1c said...

This inning is not looking good.

The answer is Carlos Baerga!

Jere said...

come on, triple play-vid Delucci

L-girl said...

I knew it without looking it up. Bellhorn and Baerga. I must have heard it on some other trivia q somewhere.

Do you remember who hit two grand slams in one inning?

Jere said...

4-2 TB

Jere said...

Bill Mueller's two grand dongs--one from each side--were in consecutive innings.

Jere said...

5-2 yanks.

L-girl said...

Yup, but I wasn't thinking of Pro. This was two GSs in one inning.

Jere said...

Aase up.

redsock said...

Anyone know the first player to hit HRs from each side of the plate in the same game?

Jere said...

There's your DP

L-girl said...

Nice DP. A little late, but nice.

s1c said...

Finally, now lets get some runs!

L-girl said...

Now we have 2 trivia qs up if anyone's biting.

Jere said...

I'll just say Mantle for ALlan's Q. But it would have to be earlier than that, right?

Jere said...

Full CoCount

Jere said...

Hat guy looks like a Timlin now with the brown coat and neon orange hat.

L-girl said...

Quite a bit earlier. Most of Allan's points of reference tend to be old. Very old.

redsock said...

Hat guy looks like a Timlin now with the brown coat and neon orange hat.

I'll bet Hat Guy could get HGH out, though.

L-girl said...

FY!

Jere said...

Yeah, I just can't think of switch-hitters pre Mantle. My switch hitters are more of the Ted Simmons era.

redsock said...

fookin hackathon from flo and mbm.

Jere said...

Crud. It's okay, only down 1

L-girl said...

So no takers on my triv q?

Jere said...

What team? on both questions

L-girl said...

Hmm, I don't remember what team for mine. I only know the player, I'll have to double check the team.

The team on Allan's q will be no help, but it was Philadelphia. That is, the Athletics.

redsock said...

Hint: 1915.

L-girl said...

Oops, mine was Cardinals. Just remembered.

L-girl said...

Oh man, Slugo, that was awful.

Jere said...

Renteria: Havana Nights

Jere said...

Cash in now honey!

s1c said...

Ca Ching!!!

redsock said...

assdribble - not fast.

Jere said...

And we're out of it.

What's the year on the L question?

L-girl said...

1999

redsock said...

jorge julio = red sox batting practice pitcher.

Jere said...

oooh, Julio. We should score here.

L-girl said...

yeah, we like facing this guy

Jere said...

ball five.

Jere said...

Okay, some guy on the McGwire era Cards who switch hit. I just can't think of it.

redsock said...

WHO-LEE-OOOOOOOOOOOO!

Jere said...

YEAH! That's my Bush. I mean Julio.

Jere said...

2 on, 0 out

L-girl said...

2 bbs...

Jere said...

JUlio vs. Julio. Nope, their Julio comes out. A job...done.

redsock said...

okay he's not really a BP pitcher with 8 balls in 9 pitches.

nite nite whore-hey.

L-girl said...

If his job was to give us two baserunners, he was outstanding.

Jere said...

bases loaded

s1c said...

Everybody safe!!!

Jere said...

rare to see a pitcher horizontal

Jere said...

needle nose Jed, Jed the Head, come on!

L-girl said...

Unless you're Mrs. Pitcher.

Jere said...

carbo theory, bad swing followed by good, come on now

Amy said...

the kid does it!!

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