April 24, 2008

G24: Angels 7, Red Sox 5

Angels  - 000 010 411 - 7  9  0
Red Sox - 010 200 002 - 5 10 1
Masterson: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K.

Masterson was absolutely fantatsic. He used all four of his pitches from the very start, showed great poise, and despite the four walks, was around the strike zone all afternoon. The bullpen coughed up the lead, and a ninth-inning comeback was a bit short, but this was a good day for our future. We'll be seeing Masterson again very soon!

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Joe Saunders (2.15, 200 ERA+) / Justin Masterson (MLB Debut)

Justin Daniel Masterson is 23 years old. He's 6-6, 250, and was born in Kingston, Jamaica.

Sox Prospects on RHP Masterson:
Masterson has a three-quarter delivery with a slinging-type motion. His arsenal includes a sinker, a slider, and a change-up. Of those pitches, his best is a phenomenal plus-sinker with an excellent heavy drop -- he can vary its speed from 84-94 mph, catching many hitters off balance. Also mixes in a very good slider that sits in the low 80s, and an improving 77-81 mph four-seam circle change. Uses his sinker predominantly as his out-pitch, but also can make use of his secondary pitches to get out of jams. His mix of pitches results in a high groundball-to-flyball ratio, getting a lot of double plays. Very good command of the zone. ... Converted to a starter in 2007 after coming out of the pen for Lowell in 2006, may still project as a reliever at this point depending on how well his change-up progresses.
With Portland (AA) in 2007, Masterson pitched 58 innings, allowing 49 hits and 18 walks. He struck out 59 and posted a 3.28 ERA.

In four starts for Portland this year, he has an 0.95 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 19 innings. In his last start on April 19, he threw five shutout innings and struck out 10. He has never pitched above AA.

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Amy said...

I want DOUGIE!

:)

redsock said...

I think it's time we regroup and start thinking about oh nine.

And that starts with getting rid of our Mendoza-hitting DH. Noodle bat on that guy.

Amy said...

Wow, I got 201!

Patrick said...

Too bad A's got thomas. A HoF DH would be something to get excited about.

Amy said...

LBJ starts the rally!

ish said...

Yep. Amy wins the 201 sweepstakes.

What do you win?

a Lyndon base hit. Congratulations!

redsock said...

stranger things have happened.

Patrick said...

wtg laura's boy!

Amy said...

I will take the LBJ base hit.

Can we get a 2 out four run rally?

Patrick said...

sigh. FN

redsock said...

screw 2009 too. theo has GOT to go. and papelbon too. asshole.

i may go off and come back in 2014 or so.

Patrick said...

If we just decide to tank, we will get first round picks. should pay off for 2014

ish said...

i may go off and come back in 2014 or so.

I'm gonna go jump on the Marlins bandwagon.

They're 13-8!

BOOM.

PAPI DONG.

redsock said...

masterson shoulda gone 9.
francoma sux.

Sarah Gates said...

God Dong!!!

Amy said...

OK, we get TWO. We only need two more!

redsock said...

I fear Tiz is teasing me with his big dong.

ish said...

So... 2 runs down, with 2 out.

Manny up, Youk on deck.

Patrick said...

O Papi, how u tease.

ish said...

I fear Tiz is teasing me with his big dong.

Gently slapping you in the face with it.

Amy said...

Never say die.

Patrick said...

OMFG! Are they bringing in K-Rod to face Man Ram?

redsock said...

Time to MBMize this showboating Frod.

ish said...

MBM and a sweaty dong, and we'll tie it up.

No pressure.

Amy said...

Damn, I have to go out and miss the end of this. But I will listen in the car...

Go Manny! Go Youk! 3 b2b and we are tied.

s1c said...

would have been nice if they could have kept this game close after that disastrous 7th. Still with MBM facing k-rod, I still have hope.

Looks like you guys agree with Uncle Joe and Brother Dave that Bat-Mat looked good. 1.0 WHIP for your first start I will take it.

ish said...

Manny should take him deep into the...afternoon. again.

A base hit will work.

redsock said...

Gently slapping you in the face with it.

I fear I'm stealing Andy's material.

Patrick said...

K-Rod to be sweating bullets like a Nam Vet with social anxiety.

Sarah Gates said...

Be careful Amy - that sounded suspiciously like optimism, and the negative energy was working pretty well...

ish said...

I fear I'm stealing Andy's material.

Well, it's not like he's here to contest it or anything...

Amy said...

OK, Sarah, I will say this...we will NEVER win another game.

Amy said...

Oh well, we lose. That sucks. Now I can go out and sulk...

ish said...

Um, K-Rod. Manny just hit the ball 400 feet off of your pitch. And you raise your arms up to heaven and thank god.

Weirdo.

s1c said...

Fragging kidding me, our bp blows another game. Stay away from WF guys

Patrick said...

WAAAAAAA!!!

Allen said...

On K-Rod. Any thoughts as to which team is going to win the "pay for K-Rod's TJ surgery" sweepstakes in the offseason?

phrenile said...

Bleh.

Remember how good it felt last season taking a 2-run lead into late innings, knowing that the best bullpen in the league would hold onto it? I miss that.

ish said...

Well, folks. The flu bug had a delayed effect on the win-loss column - but we shall persevere. No worries.

Great outing by Masterson. Always a bright side to look at. And! The Red Sox will be in the Basement tomorrow night. Tampa Bay.

Patrick said...

At least there is no Kazmir to face us at the Trop

ish said...

Remember how good it felt last season taking a 2-run lead into late innings, knowing that the best bullpen in the league would hold onto it? I miss that.

It's true. But it started with middle relief. Lopez and Delcarmen. You can't expect Jeemer to come in with the bases loaded, 0 out, and not allow anything. Unfortunately he did allow three runs.

Jeemer comes in with the lead, this one's a W.

redsock said...

Gotta run.
Mod back on, but I'll put thru whatever before we sip out the door.

s1c said...

Well, will have to pull up my MLB.tv account and watch bat-mat's performance.

Macha blaming Lopez's on being used 5 days.

s1c said...

TF: Proud of him, poised, used his pitches. Will go back to AA tomorrow and go back into the rotation and continue his development.

Trying to piece together the 7th to get to Oki and Paps and it got away from us.

Jere said...

I always forget to check WGN when the Yanks play the Chi-Sox. I had it on before during the rain delay, and Hawk was going on about how great Bud Selig was. I just turn it on now, like an hour later, and I hear the words, "...greatest commissioner this game has ever seen."

White Sox just cut it to 3-2. Oh! And now they tie it! Still only the fourth. O-Cab started this rally.

Jere said...

4-3 Chi. It's absolutely horrible listening to Hawk, even when it's the Yanks he's rooting against. I just take solace in the fact that any Yankee fans forced to listen to him are barfing way more than I am.

Hearing him makes me wish I'd made it a point to root hard against the '05 White Sox in the WS.

5-3 White Sox now. Knocking around "Fred the Dorf Dorfman" Ohlendorf. It's almost as if Girardi doesn't know that if one pitcher is ineffective, you're allowed to replace him with another one.

Jere said...

6-6 after 8 in BlowTown.

Jere said...

We go bottom 9, tied, as Posada kills the rally with a DP!

Jere said...

1st batter off Rim Joba in 9th: Deep fly, caught on track.

2nd batter, deep fly, off base of wall, double. Potential winning run on second, one out.

Jere said...

(other) SOX WIN!!!

Crede singles in the run off Joba, who takes what surely will be the only loss in his Hall of Fame career....

redsock said...

come ON white sox - for the love of god - pound this clown

redsock said...

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH

EFF YOU JOBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

i shall sleep well.

9casey said...

We'll be seeing Masterson again very soon!

I noticed you changed that.....not sold on Bat-Mat are ya?

When you first said Bat Masterson I thought.....Deputy or Marshall

Two Quotes from the Real Bat Masterson:


"New York is the biggest boobtown there is. They will buy any damned thing here."

"If you want to hit a man in the chest, aim for his groin."


Just bored.....

redsock said...

"We'll be seeing Masterson again very soon!:
I noticed you changed that.....not sold on Bat-Mat are ya?


The only reason I changed it was that his last name does not start "Mat", but "Mast", so I don't think Bat-Mat will work.

P.S.: Some SoSH are calling Masterson "Jedi" -- but I do not know why. This clearly conflicts with some JoSers calling Lowrie "Jedi".

ish said...

P.S.: Some SoSH are calling Masterson "Jedi" -- but I do not know why. This clearly conflicts with some JoSers calling Lowrie "Jedi".

Maybe the "Master" in his name. Hmm.

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