April 21, 2008

G21: Red Sox 8, Rangers 3

Rangers - 000 000 201 - 3  10  1
Red Sox - 000 530 00x - 8 12 0

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Kason Gabbard (2.41, 175 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (6.75, 66 ERA+)

The Red Sox go for the four-game sweep on Marathon Monday!

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ish said...

Such a strange inning. Waiting for Ellsbury to take off again...

Amy said...

Where did this Thurston guy come from?

L-girl said...

Me me me me!!!

Sarah Gates said...

I like Jedi for Lowrie.

Jedi waves hand, "This is not the out you're looking for"

ish said...

.. I didn't do that on purpose.

They don't even bother to cover second when Ellsbury is on.

L-girl said...

Ish gets 201. I have been dethroned.

ish said...

GAP SHOT!!! TWO MORE RUNS! FUCK YEAH!

Amy said...

FUCK YEAH!

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!! Here come the Red Sox. Say good night, Rangers.

L-girl said...

I never do #201 on purpose either. Really.

Jake of All Trades said...

100% works for his glove, but not so much for the bat.

Daniel said...

pedROYa!

phrenile said...

More runs are good.

Jere said...

AMy--Thurston had been on the Phils in the past.

He was in spring training for us this year, and he was the guy I was most rooting for to make the squad. Thanks to injuries, he's up! Had a good spring, too.

Amy said...

I like the Jedi nickname.

Who is Thurston Moore? Thurston Howell I know (pop culture stuck forever in my head).

ish said...

Wow.

Ellsbury getting a lecture from Francona?

Lord Lynch said...

Amy, not in the office they don't!!!!

L-girl said...

LBJ telling Tito, "Fuck you, old man, I'm Rookie of the Year!"

L-girl said...

Not really. I'm sure our boy is very polite.

Amy said...

Thanks, Jere. How come I remember Gilligan's Island and didn't know who this player was?

My brain is SO annoying.

ish said...

O'Brien: "Maybe [Tito] wanted Ellsbury to steal second base earlier."

Lord Lynch said...

FY all the way home.....

Daniel said...

Thurston Moore

L-girl said...

Thurston Moore: musician. Sonic Youth. Seminal indie band.

Daniel said...

If Papi reaches, they bat around

L-girl said...

It didn't really look like a lecture, more like a chat.

Amy said...

Thanks, Daniel and Laura. Guess that band was never on my wave length.

redsock said...

Macha getting "staty"! I like it.

Daniel said...

Even the sun is helping out!

ish said...

Fear the ball, Milton Bradley. FEAR THE BALL.

That high Florida sky giving him fits.

Amy said...

Oh my god...those Rangers are GIVING this game away.

Such awful fielding.

redsock said...

INCOMING!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Man, I gotta see that again.

Joe Grav said...

Wow, i came back to a 5-0 lead, sweet! :D

Daniel said...

I realize how hard it is to make that play, but the replay makes Milton Bradley look like a clown

Amy said...

Gotta love that bright Boston sun.

We left Boston this morning at 10. The place was crazy between this game, the marathon, the day off for Patriots Day, and I guess some kind of hockey thing??

(Just kidding, Ish.)

Sarah Gates said...

Thank God (or whathaveyou) for DVR. I had to rewind, that was classic.

redsock said...

Get your beverage of choice ready for Don's "x minute wait for Clay Buchholz".

ish said...

The ball landed about 18-24 inches away from Bradley.

Left a crater in the warning track.

Joe Grav said...

this is such an Epic Day.

redsock said...

texas pen = ghost town

Amy said...

Greek God of Walks.

phrenile said...

When I think of "Thurston", I think of Zora Neale Hurston. And that's without seeing his little picture on gameday.

ish said...

I guess some kind of hockey thing??

I hear there's a scrimmage in Montreal tonight.

L-girl said...

The weed has a more amusing effect on Remy than it does on Macha.

Daniel said...

Nippert has thrown 48 pitches, how many this inning?

Jere said...

Thurston Moore: Easily my most-run into rock star. He's from a neighboring town to mine in CT, has lived in NYC where I lived for a while and go to all the time, and now lives in Northampton, where I also go all the time. He's just constantly walking past me on the street, it's amazing. And you can't miss him, he's like 7 feet tall.

Once I even ran into him on Lansdowne Street. They were playing Avalon and I was going to a game. I talked to him a while, and he said he wanted to play the radio call of the game through his amp on stage! I later saw on a message board people talking about how he had some baseball announcer thing coming out of his amp, and thinking it was fake. But I know the truth...

All people named Thurston rule!

L-girl said...

Zora is a good nickname too!

Amy said...

Wow, runners already in Kenmore Square in under two hours.

Daniel said...

All people named Thurston rule!

One of the first full-on douchebags I ever met was a guy I knew in high school whose last name was Thurston.

redsock said...

DDrew!

ish said...

Ron Washington might ask for the Mercy rule to be enacted.

Amy said...

So is Remy running in the maratholn?

ish said...

Lowrie up with the bases loaded.

I'm confident.

Amy said...

27 minute wait, RS, as per Orsillo.

Jere said...

"Oh my god...those Rangers are GIVING this game away."

Did they ever have it? :)

Macca blowing minds left and right.

ish said...

Remy's got a bad back, according to Dave O'Brien.

Don is just saying he's "under the weather"

phrenile said...

Drew's walked twice this inning.

Amy said...

Well, I have to go to work. DAMN. But at least we have a comfortable 5-0 lead.

As Jerry says, Enjoy the game, amigos.

Jere said...

"One of the first full-on douchebags I ever met was a guy I knew in high school whose last name was Thurston."

Approximately 75 percent of all Thurstons rule!

DANNDANN said...

JD walks 3 times Lazy bastard

Evening guys ;-)

redsock said...

40 pitch inning for d-nip.

Jere said...

Amy--work? It's Pats' Day, aren't you in Mass?

Daniel said...

Sox now have 7 LOB through 4 innings.

Wow, and nearly two hours into the game.

redsock said...

i say remy is taking delivery of an even bigger TV and wants to be home when it arrives.

L-girl said...

time out of game thread, gotta eat lunch

ish said...

Patriots Day in Maine, too.

ish said...

i say remy is taking delivery of an even bigger TV and wants to be home when it arrives.

He probably tried to lift it himself. Thus, the bad back.

redsock said...

i like all this talking. if i'm watching and the guy takes a ball high, i don't need don to say "ball high".

Jere said...

Pats Day in Maine, too? I wish we'd had these bonus days off in CT. My girlfriend also talks about, like, Execution Day or something?

ish said...

The Red Sox were 3 games ahead in the Division on Patriots Day last year.

After 21 games, they were 14-7. They win today... 14-7.

ish said...

I want lunch.

But I'm about as lazy as JD Drew.

Jere said...

Both Don and that hockey player mixing up playoff series... ALCS/ALDS

redsock said...

Clay Buchholz has chunks of Phil Hughes in his stool.

Jere said...

Man, that was just hilarious when Macha was like, "Don, do you what percentage of runs score after two are out? I calculated it over ten hours in my head while lazing under a magnificent oak tree...."

And Don was basically like, "It was my understanding....that there would be no math."

L-girl said...

I saw on Wikipedia this a.m. (for blog purposes) that Michigan now celebrates Patriots Day.

Here in Ontario we have all kinds of silly excuses for days off. In August there is "civic holiday". In February, "family day". Canadians expect an extra day off every month and when they don't get it, they complain loudly!

And now back to lunch.

ish said...

Clay Buchholz has chunks of Phil Hughes in his stool.

At least not chunks of Ian Kennedy.

Slüüüüüügo!!!

pitmatic said...

Re. Thurston, my eldest son is called Thurston (after Thurston Moore) and is completely psyched that Joe T got the call up. It would be wonderful if he cemented his position in the team for the selfish reason that my son could replace his aging Manny jersey with a Thurston one.

L-girl said...

Geez, Allan, I'm eating here.

ish said...

$$$$$$$

Joe Grav said...

Everything is going Boston's way, I love it

redsock said...

CASH!! holy crap! a hit!

phrenile said...

I'm just going to assume that this is evidence of Texas suckitude rather than Lugo non-suckitude.

DANNDANN said...

I think the Orsillo/Macha combo is winning...can't beat a bit of bumbling commentry to amuse me whilst the Sox beat the shit out of another team.

ish said...

Thurston, however, isn't surprising.

Jere said...

You named your kid after Thurston Moore. That is awesome!

Hey, they just said Joe Thurston's from Fairfield, California. And Thurston Moore is from Fairfield County, CT.

redsock said...

macha asked the question about 2-out runs, don brushed it off, and macha came back with a stern: TAKE A GUESS!"

L-girl said...

Impeach Remy, vote Macha!

L-girl said...

I second awesome re child named after Thurston Moore.

ish said...

RBI LYNDON!!!!

L-girl said...

THAT'S MY BOY

redsock said...

Tito was telling Lyndon earlier "you have to get on base at least 3 times a game."

Jere said...

Another workaday day for Jacoby.

phrenile said...

When it comes to playing against the Rangers, everyone gets to be a winner. (Except Thurston, of course.)

DANNDANN said...

I like this game...its only 6pm and I'm daydreaming as Ken Macha slowly puts me to sleep.

Good times ;-)

Sarah Gates said...

Wow - this is starting to look like shooting fish in a barrel. Or, like a Pirates game. On second thought, not high enough scoring yet for a Pirates game...

Daniel said...

Execution Day? Maybe Evacuation Day, but that's just Boston and Cambridge.

ish said...

That is a big man.

Franklin German.

redsock said...

I was at the wiki page for Gilligan's Island yesterday and it has some great trivia. Jerry Van Dyke was initially offered the Gilligan role. Also has the full names of all the characters.

L-girl said...

Thanks for that link on Evacuation Day. I never heard of that (not from New England).

Sarah Gates said...

And I am also much impressed by the Thurston namesake. Very cool.

ish said...

Danndann: Are you in the UK also?

Jere said...

"When it comes to playing against the Rangers, everyone gets to be a winner. (Except Thurston, of course.)"

Without Kool Thing's catch, this might be a different game right now.

DANNDANN said...

On second thought, not high enough scoring yet for a Pirates game...

Evan Meeks anyone? Phil Dumatrait?

Tim Thomas would be more effective.

ish said...

BOOM. WALL BALL DOUBLE FOR ORTIZ! 2 RBIS!

Jere said...

ish, did Castig say "up on the green"?

redsock said...

not often a non-starter allows 9 hits - like nippert did.

Joe Grav said...

PAPI!

L-girl said...

Papi "with authority"!!

Lyndon scoring from 1st, of course.

DANNDANN said...

ish: I am indeed, I live just outside Nottingham ;-)

You?

Jere said...

haha! Evacuation Day! My second guess woulda been "Excavation Day." I knew it was an E.

redsock said...

re hankee's comment "joba throws 100, he should start" --

when's Farnsworth gonna go into the rotation?

phrenile said...

The Rangers truly are the cure for what ails you.

Jere said...

CT easily could have both Nutmeg Day and Constitution Day. Do it!

ish said...

ish, did Castig say "up on the green"?

He was trying to tell if it would leave the yard or not. Then said nope, it hits off the Covidien sign.

L-girl said...

I am named after a movie. Also a person, in the Jewish tradition, but looking for an L name, they chose Laura for the movie of the same name.

We'll see who here knows the movie.

ish said...

ish: I am indeed, I live just outside Nottingham ;-)

You?


Heh, nope. But Lord Lynch was talking about being stuck in his office over there today.

Wide World of JoS!

Daniel said...

Dana Andrews (man) and Gene Tierney (woman) in a great film noir ...

Jere said...

Don: Got any more of these craaaaazy "stats"?? Come on, where are the ads for your personal enterprises? Your presidential ramblings? Your laughing fits? Do you know what you're doing??

DANNDANN said...

Ah I see, yes I know of the Lord; I got home from work just in time to see all the runs ;-)

ish said...

Schedule doesn't get much easier for Texas.

They go to Detroit after this one.

Maybe they'll grab a win there.

L-girl said...

Thank you Daniel! That's the one.

Terrific movie. Plus Tierney had an overbite like I did when I was a kid, and was still beautiful, so that made me happy.

Jere said...

I was named after my dad and his dad. But first name only, so I'm not stuck with the Jr. or III stuff. And my mom wanted to name me Steve. But my dad's mom was like, "you are gonna keep that beautiful name in the family, right?" And my mom was like, "Uhhh, yeah, of course...."

redsock said...

ken telling don to pay attention to 2-out runas during the season.

i get the feeling he wants to give don a full baseball quiz right now.

Daniel said...

It's also a great song.

Laura is the face in the misty light
Footsteps that you hear down the hall
The laugh that floats on a summer night
That you can never quite recall...

Jere said...

Trouble in paradise. Macha's Penguins to play the Bruins if the Bruins win tonight.

phrenile said...

Evacuation day is a St Patrick's day thing, so Boston doesn't have to show up to work that day piss drunk.

ish said...

I was named after my grandfather. No jr's there or anything. People called him Bob and called me Rob.

ish said...

Youk wasn't expecting that throw over to first.

Washington wants a balk.

DANNDANN said...

Macha: Chara likes to cover Russian guys

How in the name of Sergei Samsonov does he know that?

L-girl said...

face in the misty night, yes indeed

Daniel said...

Evacuation day is a St Patrick's day thing

Yes, it was really nice of the British troops to evacuate Boston on 3/17/1776, in consideration of the wave of Irish immigration that would happen 80 years later. :)

redsock said...

ernst van dyk wins the men's wheelchair division in the marathon.

it's all connected!

ish said...

Chara is an absolute beast. Anything he touches gets injured. Other hockey players don't like to fight him after he rearranged a guy's face earlier this season.

Jere said...

Guy named Van Dyck wins wheelchair marathon

Andy said...

Seriously I would do every last one of our guys.
look at Papi's AVG going up, almost 2. also looks like crisp is shit outta luck.

I dint want to believe it because all the announcers made such a deal out of it but I now think that long road trip DID slow them down for a few games.

Sarah Gates said...

Evan Meeks anyone? Phil Dumatrait?

I had some Pirates fans visiting this weekend and so we tried to watch thir games. We were thwarted on Saturday by the irritating Fox Saturday Blackout (I hate that SO) and then on Sunday by complete dispair. Why wasn't it my Cubbie fan friends in town!?

ish said...

Danndann - Not sure if you saw, but earlier in the game they talked to Aaron Ward on the phone, in anticipation of Game 7 tonight for the Bruins.

L-girl said...

Yes, it was really nice of the British troops to evacuate Boston on 3/17/1776, in consideration of the wave of Irish immigration that would happen 80 years later.

Who would later decide a holiday they never thought much about in Ireland was their chance to display public drunkeness...

phrenile said...

I hear the British may have given folks in Ireland reason to drink in the intervening years as well. :)

L-girl said...

South African guy, amazing athlete. Incredible times.

My girl did not win the women's wheelchair division. I have to see how she placed. 2nd, I hope.

ish said...

Think Buchholz is done for the day? 6 solid innings.

Daniel said...

Buchholz keeps getting better and better.

L-girl said...

phrenile, indeed

phrenile said...

Six innings and 103 pitches. I assume that's the last of Buchholz.

L-girl said...

Andy will be very busy.

Jere said...

The Hartford Whalers' theme song, which is of course played at Fenway all the time now.

That's me talking about hockey.

redsock said...

clay at 103. 6-5-0-2-6!

Daniel said...

Guy named Van Dyck

It's actually his seventh Boston Marathon win.

DANNDANN said...

Ish: i saw/heard the call, Ward sounded laid back and ready...should be a big night.

Shame I'll be asleep but work comes first.

redsock said...

Andy will be very busy.

If you enjoy what you do, it's not work.

ish said...

Ish: i saw/heard the call, Ward sounded laid back and ready...should be a big night.

That's too bad the timing won't work out for you. Did you see any of Game 6?

Maybe you'll have trouble sleeping tonight.

Jere said...

"Shame I'll be asleep but work comes first."

Survey Says:

Baaahhhnnnnnnnttt!

ish said...

Lugo goes green.

L-girl said...

quite the day for slugo!

redsock said...

So who'd we sign today and give #23 to???

Jere said...

ANd they play the Whalers theme after the Lugo hit! Did you hear that?

ish said...

Cash could stand to bust up some more lumber.

roy eliasson said...

has any one seen Manny?

Jere said...

Maybe Daubach's back. Or the Can!

L-girl said...

Van Dyk, yup, one more to tie Jean Driscoll's record. Seven of Jean's eight wins were consecutive.

redsock said...

let's get some no-out runs here.

ish said...

I wonder if Lugo looks at Lowrie and realizes he has some stiff competition and better step it up?

Jere said...

They showed Manny at beginning of game.

Jere said...

They showed Manny at beginning of game.

ish said...

Bases loaded... 0 out.

Thurston for a grand slam?

DANNDANN said...

Yes I watched game six, we have a ridiculously expensive US sports TV package that I finally signed up to for the game...it was well worth it!

Shame the NHL doesn't do an MLB.tv thing really...perhaps I should move.

Game 6 is going to stay with me for a long time, in a similar fashion to Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS which I missed work the next day to watch.

Ah the memories ;-)

Jere said...

Are we Sam Perlozzo-ing Ron Washington today?

Sarah Gates said...

Tito looks cold.

Jere said...

Joe looking for that grand dong he didn't get earlier.

ish said...

Cashman, to Newsday: "Hanks understands what the plan is and there are no immediate plans to put him in the rotation. They like him where he is."

roy eliasson said...

I smell sweep Roy eliasson wrote Clay Buchholz is in the zone!!

ish said...

Shame the NHL doesn't do an MLB.tv thing really...perhaps I should move.

I know that during the regular season, Yahoo.com did some NHL games like Versus does on TV. So you could watch them online.

L-girl said...

I think it's safe to assume Lugo thinks about Lowrie quite a lot.

Jere said...

Hey, Sonic Youth wrote a song about Joe Cole. Thurston wrote a song about Joe.

redsock said...

Cashman, to Newsday

Shorter Cashman: STFU Hank!

DANNDANN said...

Did they? Ah well, doesn't matter now...NASN has taken all of my money...hence the need to think about work first! ;-)

ish said...

German pumps his fist. I wonder if he realizes his team is down by 8.

ish said...

What would Girardi do, if Hank told him to start Chamberlain, and Cashman told him not to?

phrenile said...

Load the bases with no outs and strand them all. We'll never score any runs at this rate.

L-girl said...

What would Girardi do, if Hank told him to start Chamberlain, and Cashman told him not to?

It would be fun to find out.

DANNDANN said...

German pumps his fist. I wonder if he realizes his team is down by 8.

Thats the motion I make when I've digested a perticulary awkward biscuit.

Jere said...

"What would Girardi do, if Hank told him to start Chamberlain, and Cashman told him not to?"

Ask Jeter's parents what they think?

Daniel said...

What would Girardi do, if Hank told him to start Chamberlain, and Cashman told him not to?

Maybe his head would explode.

I hope it happens in a press conference.

ish said...

At least there are some exciting US sports on right now to make it at least a little bit worth the money for the NASN package. Red Sox, Bruins, and now the Celtics...

This is going to be a terrific summer for television, I think. I can't wait until Top Gear comes back on. Are you familiar with that show, danndann?

L-girl said...

Load the bases with no outs and strand them all. We'll never score any runs at this rate.

And it's getting late. I'm worried.

ish said...

Particularly Awkward Biscuit...

sounds like that would be a good name for a rock band.

DANNDANN said...

Top Gear is to me what oxygen is to mammals lol.

Yeah I should have got the package ages ago but hey ho, its done now...just couldn't resist Saturday night...I saw the game was about to start and just pressed the buttons.

Jere said...

Aardsma not a morning person.

ish said...

Dammit. There goes the shutout.

Jere said...

Laird almost goes Yaard.

Jere said...

Broussaardsma.

ish said...

Top Gear is to me what oxygen is to mammals lol.

That's fantastic. We get the show on BBC America on basic cable, but it's chopped down for advertisements. I usually just download the show the next day via bittorrent. Then I put it on my mp3/video player and hook it up to my TV. Perfect picture.

Jere said...

El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula Angels of Anaheim.

ish said...

10 walks for the Red Sox.

Joe Grav said...

This guy is gaarbage. He reminds me of Timlin (the old Timlin, not the OLD Timlin). That's not good.

ish said...

El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula Angels of Anaheim.

Essackly.

DANNDANN said...

Cool...I like the effort you put in for a good picture ;-)

I like Hammond because he's a famous person who I'm actually taller than.

Jere said...

Don's tapped out all Ken's on-field misery and now turns to his real-life tragedies.

"I understand you can't give your wife an orgasm, Ken."

ish said...

I like Hammond because he's a famous person who I'm actually taller than.

I know the feeling. Though, I think I am right about at his height.

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