April 16, 2008

G16: Yankees 15, Red Sox 9

Red Sox - 110 160 000 -  9  14  1
Yankees - 300 440 04x - 15 16 0
(created by SoSHer mt8thsw9th)

***

Clay Buchholz (3.27, 136 ERA+) / NYY: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (1.23, 341 ERA+)

A rematch of last Friday's game. Wang threw a complete-game two-hitter (New York lost the other two games in the three-game series) and Buchholz allowed only one run and four hits in six innings.
That's the best start that I've had this year. It's just something to build off of. I didn't do anything great. I think I did the little things good enough to get by and keep the team in the game to win. ... They've seen me once and I've seen them, so I think each of us have maybe a little bit of an edge on one another.
Manny Ramirez is 13-for-25 against Wang. ... Nine of Kevin Youkilis's 20 hits this season have been for extra bases, giving him a .635 slugging percentage and a team-high 186 OPS+. Plus, he's been kind enough to allow a family of sparrows to live in his goatee until daddy bird can find a new job.

For those of you outside New England who may be trapped with the MFY announcers tonight, there is an alternative: Jere! Check out his blog for info on hearing his broadcast.

557 comments:

1 – 200 of 557   Newer›   Newest»
redsock said...

Oat:
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Youkilis, 3B
Drew, RF
Varitek, C
Casey, 1B
Lugo, SS

Meal:
Cabrera, CF
Jeter, SS
Abreu, RF
Rodriguez, 3B
Matsui, LF
Posada, DH
Giambi, 1B
Cano, 2B
Moeller, C

redsock said...

Manny, Poet

nick said...

I'll pretty much miss this one. I'm at a board meeting from 6-9something, then radioland at 10.

Have fun, all.

Patrick said...

That story David says in the poetry link made me cry. That was freaking beautiful.

Bartman said...

Those of us whose only choice is ESPN at least won't have to listen to Rick "the droner" Sutcliffe. We are told he is under the weather.

Jack Marshall said...

Wonderful new feature on Direct TV this season---they are including both teams' broadcasts. This is especially nice in Virginia where most of the O's-Sox games have been blacked out in the past.

L-girl said...

See you all around 9:30. Have fun. Go Sox!

phrenile said...

You know that's just a riff on a classic Christian fable, right?

Patrick said...

You know that's just a riff on a classic Christian fable, right?

No. I'm supremely ignorant on all things religious. Still, it's pretty funny thinking of Manny carrying David in his arms on the beech.

nixon33 said...

ive been away from this blog due to new workload i've been taking on (shame on me)
but i'll get back here when i can.
great two games in cleveland!
lets hope we can do the same at the toilet, or as archie bunker the racist says...terrrrlet.

nixon33 said...

hey jack marshall,
it is a nice new feature that direcTV is doing, but im not fond of the new saturday afternoon rules. no day games on sat, even if they arent fox games.
so...i missed one sox game already this year cause of it. sucks.

Patriots Film said...

Youk's been doing his regular first half amazingness.
He could be our replacement for Manny (offense + defense) if he could only maintain his 1st half production for the whole year.

Check out the splits:
Career
311 .410 .482 .892
.244 .351 .384 .734

2007
.328 .419 .502 .920
.238 .356 .391 .747


Those are such extreme splits.

Jere said...

"Those of us whose only choice is ESPN "

You can't get youcastr?

ish said...

Listening to the pre-game show on WEEI... Tina Cervasio will be a pre-game guest. This should be interesting.

phrenile said...

Let me say it amuses me as a Jew to be the expert about goyim.

Zenslinger said...

Well, he's not allowed a day off any time soon given the injury situation.

Amy said...

Almost game time, and I am even home in time for the first pitch tonight. Unfortunately, I also feel compelled to watch some of the debate. Not sure why I want to subject myself to that since it's in many ways just another sporting event and with teams I am not in love with, but I just can't not look.

Amy said...

Let me say it amuses me as a Jew to be the expert about goyim.

What did I miss here?

Happy almost Passover, Phrenile. What does that login name mean anyway? It sure doesn't sound Jewish. :)

Amy said...

Nice to see you, Nixon33. Wondered where you had been.

That work stuff really gets in the way of baseball. I am looking forward to the semester ending so I don't have work interference.

redsock said...

espn showing great moments btw sox and yanks in the intro: ruth, the may 76 brawl, boone and either Slappy or CI with a curtain call ... and that's it.

forgetting something, espn?

Zenslinger said...

I am looking forward to the semester ending so I don't have work interference.

Me, too. Late in May. Then a couple weeks off before summer session begins.

redsock said...

and espn refers to manny as "a bronx native"

MANNY HAS NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER LIVED IN THE BRONX!

how hard is it to be accuarte?

Amy said...

Where and what do you teach, Zen?

redsock said...

got jere live!

-- ugh -- finish eating -- disgusting.

i'm muting for a bit

Amy said...

If you aren't from NY, then any relatively poor neighborhood is either the Bronx or Harlem. Washington Heights just happens to be smack between them....

redsock said...

yes, i'd rather hear joe morgan than someone talking and eating at the same time.

someone tell me when jere is done with dinner.

redsock said...

today's theme with wang -- regression to the mean.

sox win 8-4

Zenslinger said...

Where and what do you teach, Zen?

I teach Humanities -- mostly World Religions, but some Music/Arts/Lit and Composition courses, too -- at City College of San Francisco.

phrenile said...

Watching this on YES. Muted, of course.

Amy said...

Wow, that sounds great---San Francisco and humanities! What could be more fun than that. It's got to be more fun than teaching law in Springfield, MA!

redsock said...

phren: can you get jere?

Amy said...

MANNY! Great start. Wang not untouchable tonight....

redsock said...

morgan on manny: "he loves it here he grew up here"

god.

Zenslinger said...

Manny! Love you! Carrying the team, almost!

Jere said...

Done with dinner! Come on over!

redsock said...

jere is back!!!

tune in if you can!

Zenslinger said...

Amy, considering it's in San Francisco and is community college level, it is great. The only drawback is that the semesters are 18 weeks long. Funding is tied to the number of hours we're in there, so it's maxed out. But it's probably one reason we're paid a living wage.

redsock said...

jere, you are a hair fast on pitch calling

phrenile said...

Youk would've had that.

Zenslinger said...

Fuck. Abreu's hitting well.

redsock said...

is it against the rules for HH to throw a fucking curve tonight???

phrenile said...

Fuck.

Amy said...

Argggh, Buchholz also giving up the hits.

Zen, 18 weeks does sound long, but hey, people with "real" jobs have no sympathy so we have to complain to each other!

I HATE AROD.

s1c said...

Well, it was a good start, but then abreu kinda of ruined it.

BTW the reason why Sutcliff is under the weather is he has the big C.

Fragging kidding me, back to backs.

ARRRRRGHHHHH

Amy said...

I guess I am lucky to have NESN tonight. It's not even on ESPN here.

Sorry, Jere, until we are synched, I will have to listen to the other Jerry,

redsock said...

robert wuhl

redsock said...

leaving early, beat traffic

jere's father is phil rizzuto?

redsock said...

FIRE, ON!

Zenslinger said...

Zen, 18 weeks does sound long, but hey, people with "real" jobs have no sympathy so we have to complain to each other!

Well...yeah. I teach part time and do part time in a law office. If there was no break in teaching, you'd have a lot of teachers going mad. Not so the law office.

One job's a lot more fulfilling, though.

redsock said...

tie it up, cap't.

Amy said...

Allan, are you talking to Jere through the comments? Not sure at all what your last two comments mean!

Looks like we may have one of those slugfests tonight.

s1c said...

I was looking at splits for Tek the other night, with 1 person on he hits way above his average. It's only with RISP (or bases loaded) that he sucks.

Lets get the train moving!!!

redsock said...

yeah, i am chatting, but he seems unaware. he's not checking in enuff, though he mentioned your not in synch comment.

s1c said...

Time for Casey to endear himself! That is a real short porch there in right MAYOR.

phrenile said...

This isn't going to be a pitchers' duel, is it.

Amy said...

If there was no break in teaching, you'd have a lot of teachers going mad. Not so the law office.

The lawyers are already mad...

And yes, people don't quite get why we need those breaks. At this point in my career I no longer explain, just let them rant and rave.

Are you a lawyer in the firm part-time or working in some other capacity?

OK, I missed how Tek got on base. Shit. Got to focus...

phrenile said...

Casey dove into that pitch but still managed to draw his walk on the next one. Maybe Lugo will surprise.

redsock said...

lost jere's b'cast.

phrenile said...

At least it wasn't a doubleplay.

redsock said...

you asshole lugo -- 2 walks on 9 pitches and you hack at the first pos pitch that comes along. JESUS.

s1c said...

Thought for sure that A-Rod would go home, but we will take the run!!

Time for some LBJness!!!

Amy said...

damn....

s1c said...

frack, you have to be kidding me. Up to FY to tie the game.

redsock said...

nice move tek. man.

got jere back.

redsock said...

tek should have kept going and crashed into mole-err.

Zenslinger said...

Are you a lawyer in the firm part-time or working in some other capacity?

I'm a paralegal.

s1c said...

disgusting, bases loaded and no outs and you only get one run.

arrrrrrggggghhhhh

bought the father in law some red sox scratch tickets (he's a big MFY fan)!!!

nixon33 said...

BAAAAD baserunning by tek. come on! i dont think wang would've gotten lbj at first either, it would hyave been a tough play.

redsock said...

disgusting, bases loaded and no outs and you only get one run.

hey - we often get zero.

s1c said...

hey - we often get zero

Only if Tek is up!!!

sorry amy

could use the 1-2-3 here

Amy said...

OK, that was annoying (daughter on phone for most of it). At least Buchholz looking sharper.

Zen, I hope your firm treats paralegals better than the NY firms. My older daughter worked at one NY firm for two years and was miserable.

Amy said...

Hey, s1c, remember who won the game for us last night. :)

No moderating tonight. How cool is that. Pretty risky for a Sox/NY game, no?

redsock said...

so while jere was out of contact, i turn on espn and o'brien tells the exact same joke he told on sox radio the other night about casey falling on gammons in foul territory (they stopped the game and he and casey chatted for 15 minutes)

... lame.

redsock said...

amy: shhhhh...

nixon33 said...

ok lets make wang work, er....
lets get some runs

Zenslinger said...

Zen, I hope your firm treats paralegals better than the NY firms. My older daughter worked at one NY firm for two years and was miserable.

OK except for compensation.

I'm off to school. Go go Sox.

phrenile said...

The no-moderation-during-gamethreads policy is a good one.

s1c said...

MBM was pissed, but that was a good pitch.

redsock said...

ump waits 10 minutes to call manny out -- manny seriously PISSED

nixon33 said...

fuck.

redsock said...

jere gets cut off again.

back now.

s1c said...

Remy saying that the pointing at the ump would get MBM thrown out, except I think MBM was pointing that the pitch was outside.

c'mon kid, we need another good inning here.

redsock said...

jere -- i think nyy got 11 in that 3rd inning, and won in extras.

Jake of All Trades said...

Wish Manny would get out if the box that fast on some of his hits...

redsock said...

jere: "tries to jeterize it to right field"

redsock said...

jere talking about a late 80s game at the toilet, sox score a lot early, then fat billyl gets pounded.

sox: 450
nyy: 00(11)

and the yanks won in 10.

nixon33 said...

come on HH 1-2-3!

nixon33 said...

ok! LETS GET SOME RUNS!

redsock said...

runs would be good.

fire
tek
mayor

redsock said...

youcastr really shitting the bed for jere tonight.

redsock said...

wtf with the hacking???

shemp gets a present.

phrenile said...

One-pitch outs make baby jebus cry.

Patrick said...

Hey guys. Just got here. This is shaping up to be a good game.

redsock said...

who is this guy wearing tek's uni?

Patrick said...

HELL YA!

phrenile said...

Runs are indeed good.

nixon33 said...

tek wheels? TEK WHEELS!!!!!!

redsock said...

jesus. dud gets the ball in short LCF as tek is about 4 or 5 steps from third. and still scores standing up.

jere -- your cat meows are making my dog bark!!!

redsock said...

casey way off second, wang fakes a throw, and he stumbles and crawls/stumbles to the bag. no yankee is anywhere near him. and he puts up the safe sign for himself.

:>)

redsock said...

youcastr sucks tonight. sorry jere, going back to espn, so i don't have 6 windows open.

Amy said...

OK, I am just about sick from watching the stupid debate. And apparently I missed something done by Tek again? He ran the bases well this time, I take it?

redsock said...

doubled off giambi's glove into RF, and scored.

Jere said...

Okay, I think everything's fine now. My broadcast here.

Amy said...

Thanks, RS, for filling me in. Can't believe that I missed that to hear more nonsense from Hillary about how elitist Obama is. How hypocritical can she be?? She who went to Wellesley and Yale.

OK, enough politics. Baseball time.

redsock said...

morgan is fine form of starting a thought, stopping after 4-5 words and starting over, stopping after 4-5 words and starting over, stopping after 4-5 words and starting over, stopping after 4-5 words and starting over, and stumbling over his words the whole time.

makes remy sound like a shakespearian actor.

Patrick said...

Suspense....

Patrick said...

ouch

Patrick said...

No moderation! Time to take off the pants....

nixon33 said...

NUMBER 9 FUCKING HITTER

s1c said...

Where was that pitch?

phrenile said...

Minidumbo's pissing me off.

Patrick said...

Oh no. Captain Intangibles.

nixon33 said...

ugh here we go: GET OUT OF THIS.

phrenile said...

Le sigh.

Amy said...

Arghh.

redsock said...

espn shows jeter's parents in stands - DRINK!

redsock said...

jere -- still no green "listen now" button

Patrick said...

more suspense...

Amy said...

FUCK THAT

phrenile said...

Can't decide which is more frustrating right now: this game or this presidential debate.

Patrick said...

argh

nixon33 said...

way to get out of it HH

redsock said...

morgan: "and jeter doesn't try to do too much with that fastball"

like he ever tries to do too much with a pitch, usually nothing more than a cheap dunk over the 2B into RF.

Patrick said...

We're getting the human box of chocolates now.

Amy said...

I am with you, Phrenile. I turned to the debate when the game got annoying, heard more bullshit about American flag pins and guilt by association and turned back to see Jeter get that hit.

Pretty soon I will just watch American Idol instead ;)

nixon33 said...

on the bright side, wang has had a long wait. we'll see how he comes out of it.

Jack Marshall said...

Wonder how much Giraldi paid that dick-head behind the plate.

redsock said...

before the game, morgan was saying how wang was one of the best pitchers in the AL, could win a cy young this year.

he's good, but his ERA+ last year was the same as schilling's.

Amy said...

Another starting pitcher fails to make it far enough into the game. Very frustrating.

redsock said...

morgan: "at some point, you just can't keep giving wang the lead ..."

wtf?

ish said...

This has turned into an ugly affair. But yo-yo can stop the bleeding right here and now.

redsock said...

morgan calls him an ace now -- so the 2007 schilling is also an ace.
cool.

Patrick said...

I hear you Amy. We need some deep starting performances sooner than later.

nixon33 said...

i HATE this shit

Amy said...

Passed ball?? WTF?

phrenile said...

Mr. Beckett, do you believe Reverend Ortiz loves America? Why don't you wear a flag pin on your pitching hand?

redsock said...

clay's fugly line: 3.2-8-7-1-2, 85

ish said...

How was that a passed ball? Clearly a wild pitch.

Amy said...

Tavarez really starting to be the go to guy with our crummy starts.

Patrick said...

I have faith. Nothing feels better than beating the wang.

Amy said...

LOL, Phrenile, if I weren't crying...

nixon33 said...

man, clay looked like he was going to shut it down after those first two quick outs last inning, then it blew up on him

redsock said...

espn and gdgd say WP

ish said...

Tavarez really starting to be the go to guy with our crummy starts.

For a long relief guy, he's about as dependable a pitcher as you'll get.

redsock said...

abuse the wang.

fy
flo
manny
yook
fire

Patrick said...

Poor Buchhy really got hit with bad luck last inning. I hope he takes it in stride and comes out strong next time we see him.

phrenile said...

Yeah, since long relievers are defined as pitchers too shitty to start, you're not going to find much better.

redsock said...

fy double.

here we go.

papi dong? ////

Amy said...

Yes, Ish, but just how many days in a row can he pitch 2 innings and be reliable?

phrenile said...

It's a start.

ish said...

But Tavarez is dependable. He wasn't a bad #5 last year.

And he can catch dongs in his cap like nobody's business.

Patrick said...

HAHAHA Joe C. : 'Down the right field line...Foul, it's a fair, foul ball, Fair ball, Foul, No wait, it's fair'

ish said...

Yes, Ish, but just how many days in a row can he pitch 2 innings and be reliable?

We'll see.

ish said...

Ortiz > Shift

Amy said...

DOn't get me wrong---I think he is dependable. But how long can we use him every day? We need some starters who can safely make it through at least 6 innings, if not seven.

PAPI! We get back one. OK!

Jack Marshall said...

Patrick: Bad luck is right. Some rally: a seeing-eye grounder, two bloops, a missed call by a jack-ass umpire and a wild pitch. I thought Clay looked good except for the homers.Phooey.

phrenile said...

More runs, please.

Patrick said...

MANNY, MAKE THEM PAY!

s1c said...

Time for the mummy!!!

ish said...

Joe: I saw Manny in the hotel gym this morning, as we usually do. He told me he was training his uncle. I asked him if he could train me, and he said, 'I could, but I'd have to take some time off.'

phrenile said...

More hits leading to more runs, please.

Amy said...

MBM keeps the rally going! Youk hits a HR, and we are tied...

redsock said...

espn graphic:

manny is the only player in baseball history to have 800+ RBI for 2 different teams.

Jack Marshall said...

Amy---with 12 pitchers, 6 innings for a starter isn't bad. Remember also that the Sox have essentially been playing the top offensive teams in the league. The starter innings will get better when the hitters get worse.

Umpires who will call a strike might help too....

ish said...

Sox on the pond.

Youk! keeps the line moving.

Amy said...

OK, no HR, but bases loaded. No outs. CAN WE PLEASE SCORE THESE RUNS THIS TIME??

phrenile said...

Bases loaded with no outs. Been here before tonight, though.

redsock said...

yook ropes it in front of shemp.

time for some fire

nixon33 said...

ABUSE THE LONG WANG LAYOFF!!!

s1c said...

Can ON FIRE!!! duplicate the ALCS game six?

Patrick said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T PULL A RED SOX HERE, CASH IN, MO FOS.

s1c said...

ON FIRE!!!

ish said...

I have noticed the starters (and this isn't Red Sox exclusive) not going as deep into games. Perhaps hitters throughout baseball are being more patient.

Exit Wang.
Enter Dorf.

redsock said...

WE WILL NOT BE DENIED.

phrenile said...

More runs, please.

nixon33 said...

JD PWER & ASSOC.

Amy said...

You make me feel better, Jack. Thanks. I would prefer 7 innings, but I will take 6. (But we haven't even gotten too many of those so far.)

AND thanks JD Drew!!

Jack Marshall said...

Remy just said..."you watch this and you wonder how this guy won 19 games."
Amen to that. Over-rated, over-rated.

Patrick said...

BWAHAHAHAHAH! 0 outs! 0 outs!

ish said...

JD PWER & ASSOC.

Yeeahh!!! I remember someone saying that last year. Might have been me, actually.

s1c said...

See Redsock, No tek and we get more than 1.

redsock said...

that calls for MORE WINE!!

Amy said...

Tek up. Which Tek will we see? The new Tek of last night and last AB? I hope.

redsock said...

morgan on wang: "just one of those bad outings"

go tek go!

ish said...

This is turning out to be a classic.

s1c said...

Tek bats over .300 with men on 1st and 2nd in his career. It is only when bases are loaded that he sucks.

Jack Marshall said...

Another thing, Amy: the SOX offense isn't in gear either. A few blow-outs will add starter innings too. The fact is that Francona pulls his starters earlier than he has to a lot of the time (example-Wake could have gone 7 last night with the knuckleball.)

Jake of All Trades said...

Mlb.tv didn't cut away and just showed a long shot of a sad lonely Wang in the dugout during the pitching change.

nixon33 said...

i'd kinda like a sac bunt, or just to move the runners over....but thats just me

ish said...

Long foul.

Patrick said...

By the way people, Ortiz's hit was a real hit, not a weird fluke hit. The dude hit the ball for real. It shouldn't be taken lightly.

Amy said...

Good, keep it in the air, Tek. Just no DP.

Amy said...

OH, man, that was INSIDE. Bad call. But at least no DP.

s1c said...

Too close to take there Tek.

ish said...

The mark of a good umpire is for your name not to be remembered.

I can't help but remember Tim McClelland tonight.

Patrick said...

AWWWWWW. Jackass umpire.

Amy said...

Casey at the bat. Heh.

Jack Marshall said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Tell me that was a better pitch than the ball he called on Moeller! Kill the umpire!!!

redsock said...

showed a long shot of a sad lonely Wang

a droopy wang?

looks like wang shot his wad last friday, he had nuttin' tonight

Patrick said...

Double it up Casey. Just like last time.

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 557   Newer› Newest»