April 25, 2008

G25: Rays 5, Red Sox 4 (11)


Red Sox - 030 001 000 00 - 4 10 1
Rays - 101 200 000 01 - 5 11 0
Something must have been wrong with Papelbon tonight (migraine?), because with the game on the line, Francona chose to go with Corey, Lopez and Timlin. Assuming everything was normal in the pen, that was a shockingly un-Tito thing to do. Naturally, things did not work out for the best.

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Tim Wakefield (3.96, 115 ERA+) / Matt Garza (9.00, 48 ERA+)

Garza pitched eight innings over two starts (12 hits and five walks), then went on the DL with radial nerve irritation. He returns to Tampa's rotation tonight.

Wakefield has 2.41 ERA at Tropicana Field over 101 career innings (14 starts and six relief appearances). Kevin Cash will (likely) make his sixth straight start.

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Bobby Kielty had surgery on his left hand and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

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Jere said...

Amalie catches the early bird oatmeal platter again.

redsock said...

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

Iwamura, 2B
Crawford, LF
Upton, CF
Gomes, DH
Longoria, 3B
Hinske, 1B
Navarro, C
Gross, RF
Bartlett, SS

redsock said...

early bird

Appropriate, since we're in Florida.

s1c said...

Weei is announcing that last years #1 pick might have to have Tommy John surgery.

redsock said...

Extra Bases had it this AM.

Joe Grav said...

Time to break the two-day curse.

These Sox-Rays games are always odd and interesting. Hopefully I'll be able to catch some of this one - I have a busy night ahead.

Amy said...

Going to have to miss this one. Hope the bullpen holds up tonight. Yet another day off for Tek. I am starting to go into withdrawal.... :)

Enjoy, and GO SOX!

ish said...

Time for some baseball!

In like, ten min. Whatev.

redsock said...

Very good news: Got my mlbtv working at work!

Not so good: Got Rays TV feed -- and Joe Migraine = mute.

Jere said...

I hate the 7:10 start.

Zenslinger said...

Sent you an e-mail re: MLB.tv, RS.

Zenslinger said...

Sent you an e-mail re: MLB.tv, RS.

Jere said...

oh lord. ball goes into ceiling and friggin stays there...

Zenslinger said...

That fucking catwalk. Jeez.

Jere said...

We're swingin' for the fences against Gahrhrzehrhr.

ish said...

Easy first for Garza, but boy did Lyndon take that ball for a ride to right.

Jere said...

You all know about Paper of Record dot com? It's got pdfs of newspapers, the key one being every page of every Sporting News through 2003. Free. Also very Canadacentric I noticed.

redsock said...

i think i've heard of that. i wonder how clear their deadball era pages are?

Jere said...

Just checked a page from 1886. Looks totally fine except for a couple folds and tape marks.

Jere said...

another non-error for Youk, and Wake gets out of it with just the 1.

redsock said...

historically, when papers were put them on microfilm, they often did not care enough to make sure it was in focus or cut off or so bright you could't see anything. nicholson baker has written about this. manny issues of tsn when i was researching were horrid.

then of course they toss the originals away -- and you are stuck with a shit microfilm version

Jere said...

way to go with that one, Manny. Rally time for us.

Joe Grav said...

Good evening folks. I come back, and Manny gets a hit. Good stuff.

Joe Grav said...

I see the annoying triangle/cowbell brigade is out in force.

Zenslinger said...

Hi, Joe.

A run in against Pettite and the bases loaded now, 2 out for Casey Blake.

Zenslinger said...

Arrr. No more runs for Cleveland.

Joe Grav said...

I like Tampa's new hats. Classy/snazzy.

redsock said...

mfy return to the scene of their buggy playoff choke tonight.

L-girl said...

Hi all, in the Tim tradition of announcing our whereabouts, I was watching the game while folding laundry.

Hey, that is Timlike too!

I have the Fox morons tonight. They couldn't get through 3 pitches without slagging Manny. MUMS is back. They sound like they're stuck in a time warp.

Jere said...

I looked at a few 1887 pages. Very clean.

Drew a walk, 1st and 2nd. Runs on the way.

L-girl said...

Jere, why do you hate the 7:10 start?

Jere said...

I was at Anna's Taqueria. But I made it back in time for the start so I don't need to be telling you this. But I still am.

Red Sox Nation drowning out Ray-tion.

redsock said...

i went thru 1903 for most common lineups for sabr's deadball stars books and the microfilm of the sporting news at the nyc main library was unreadable.

i could make out the form of guys' names, which was all i had to do, but as far as numbers in the box scores, forget it.

i'll have to check this out!

Joe Grav said...

I feel bad for Rays fans, although I'm sure there aren't many of them who are 'true' fans. It's hard to build a fanbase when you always suck.

Jere said...

L: Just meant in terms of, coverage starts at 7, you're ready for the game, and then like 8 minutes go by and you're like Where's the game? Just hate the :10, :15, :40, etc. Like the :05.

L-girl said...

That website sounds like a giant timesucking machine of the best variety.

Joe Grav said...

loaded

L-girl said...

That extra five minutes just kills ya. :)

I do like the 7:05 a lot better than the old 7:35 starts. Since I can't stay up late, every little bit helps.

redsock said...

make only one out here, julio. thank you.

Zenslinger said...

C'mon, now, Slooogie.

Jere said...

"make only one out here, julio. thank you."

That's Kim's trademark line...

Joe Grav said...

this dude can't find the plate

L-girl said...

Who posted the YouTube from Flight of the Conchords on a gamethread recently? Friends of ours just lent us the whole season on DVD. We're going to try to start watching it soon.

I didn't realize it was very NYC-centric. They thought we would really like it.

Joe Grav said...

Yahoo!

Jere said...

Red Sox 1, other team 1

Joe Grav said...

are they the T-Rays now?

Joe Grav said...

cash money!, ah never mind. Well 2-1

Jere said...

L: Yes, the Pap. of Rec. thing is gonna be rough. They have a 250 download limit per day. I'm getting close....

L-girl said...

2-1 :)

redsock said...

WHY ARE YOU HACKING CASH??? YOU STOOPID DIPSHIT, HE'S THROWN LIKE 38 BALLS IN A ROW. GOD DAMN IT MAN!!!!!

Joe Grav said...

jacobeh

Sarah Gates said...

Hey gang - I was sanding my kitchen table and lost track of time. What did I miss?

Joe Grav said...

There's anohter ball. Garza looking lost.

Joe Grav said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, a strike.

46 pitches already?

Joe Grav said...

'carves it foul'

Jere said...

I don't know who sent the Conchords thing, but I love that show!

Joe Grav said...

runners will go!

L-girl said...

Now that's an unusual delay, sanding the kitchen table. Someone else will have to catch you up, i suck at recap.

Joe Grav said...

3-1

L-girl said...

Is Casey limping?

3-1!

Zenslinger said...

Love love love ya, Jake.

Joe Grav said...

I think he's just that slow.

Joe Grav said...

Ball.

L-girl said...

Conchords, I am psyched to watch it. I had heard of it but didn't know what it was.

Jere said...

"Hey gang - I was sanding my kitchen table and lost track of time. What did I miss?"

The sides. And the bottom.

L-girl said...

Heh slow, yeah, but I think he is limping.

L-girl said...

[jere's joke re kitchen table]

[eye roll]

Joe Grav said...

Weak.

Joe Grav said...

^ both the pop out, and jere's joke

Zenslinger said...

Whole game, Sarah?

Crawford tripled in the first and was brought in a by a Sac Fly.

Manny began this second inning with a single and Garza started walking 'em. Lugo walked in a run, Cash brought another in a Sac Fly, and Ellsbury hit an RBI single.

Pedroia fouls out to Hinske; 3-1, Sox.

redsock said...

40 pitch inning!

Joe Grav said...

Crap, you called it L.

Great, more injuries.

redsock said...

sox 2nd:
manny single to RF
yook F9
drew BB
casey BB
lugo BB, RBI
cash FIRST PITCH!!! sac 7, RBI
lyndon single to LF, RBI
FY, PF3

L-girl said...

Here's Jedi, in for the Mayor.

Joe Grav said...

HA remy made my point

Jere said...

Mayor impeached.

L-girl said...

THESE FOX ANNOUNCERS ARE SO STUPID
!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


sorry

had to get that out

Jere said...

and brak brak knocked in a run for Cle, and HGHiambi with a dong, 1-1.

redsock said...

rays 1st
iwamura F8
crawford 3B to RCF
upton L8 SAC, RBI
Gomes 5-3

Jere said...

How bout a DP, Natasha

redsock said...

THESE FOX ANNOUNCERS ARE SO STUPID

That's why he's Joe Migraine.

And that's why Migraine = Mute.

Jere said...

Is former Yankee announcer Dewayne Staats still the main guy for the DEVIL Rays?

Sarah Gates said...

Thanks jere - *I* thought it was funny. It's an old beat up Ikea table, and it looks like an old beat up Ikea table. With some stripping, sanding and a nice new finish... well, it's still going to look like an Ikea table, but a new one at least!

Joe Grav said...

uh oh

Jere said...

needed that dien bien phu

Zenslinger said...

On WRKO today, you can sometimes hear the stats guy feeding Joe the information. "That'll be a passed ball on Cash..." ("Wild Pitch!") "Uh, a wild pitch..."

redsock said...

yep, staats -- whose curly hair is EXACTLY the same btw!

Jere said...

"Thanks jere - *I* thought it was funny."

Approval from Gates herself! Bonus.

L-girl said...

I can't mute and thread at the same time. But they are dreadful.

You got somethin against Ikea?? :)

Hey Sarah, would you email me please? I thought I had your address but don't. laurakaminker at gmail.

redsock said...

Doing a little work here during the game, I see the name of one the firm's lawyers in Vancouver -- Barry Dong!

L-girl said...

Here's Jere's cousin the pear. Great one for the food team.

L-girl said...

Barry Dong?? Get out!!!

No one scored on that? Nice.

Jere said...

one out away, Wake

Jere said...

And he gets out of it!!!

redsock said...

Really.

Employment & Labour lawyer

phrenile said...

Nicely done.

redsock said...

the wily veteran escapes trouble.

Sarah Gates said...

Oh, trust me, I have NOTING against Ikea. My entire apartment is furnished with either Ikea or secondhand furniture. In some cases, secondhand Ikea.

I just didn't want anyone to think I was working on some sort of nice piece.

redsock said...

I was hoping Bartlett would GIDP because then he would have stranded a pear.

L-girl said...

Right, me too. (Furniture.) We have one really nice piece of furniture - four matching solid oak bookshelves, a gift from my mother. All else Ikea.

redsock said...

A 72 pitch second inning

phrenile said...

Ten lawyers named Dong listed in the U.S., including a comical Jing Dong.

Jere said...

Nice job on the Bartlett pear.

Barry Dong, that's hilarious.

L-girl said...

"I was hoping Bartlett would GIDP because then he would have stranded a pear."

Damn, wish I had said that! My kind of pun.

Sarah Gates said...

I was hoping Bartlett would GIDP because then he would have stranded a pear.

Brilliant.

L-girl said...

Phrenile with the law registry. :)

Dong must be a Chinese last name. Imagine if there was a pitcher...?

Joe Grav said...

wake got out of that inning? Holy crap!

Jere said...

Somebody must've seen that Bartlett pear episode of Curb. Anybody?

There was also one where a guy has "Groat disease," and Larry starts suggesting the name must've come from former Pittsburgh Pirate Dick Groat.

L-girl said...

Can't be on fire if you're gonna hack at the first pitch.

Jere said...

Pettitte sticking to his norm--a hit an inning. But not many runs, unfortch.

redsock said...

More obvious than brilliant, but thanks.

Groat -- that's funny. I'm not sure when we stopped getting episodes. 4th season?

OHHHHHH -- Volume 3 of American Dad is out!!!!

Jere said...

Crap. Giambi with his second dong of the game and it's 3-1 Yanks.

redsock said...

GDGD says Casey left the "due to an injured leg".

redsock said...

Now HGH, he hits some sweaty dongs!

Jere said...

NESN said hip flexor. Flexor? Flexer? Flexah?

Sarah Gates said...

I haven't actually seen any of Curb - I had a hated ex roommate who loved it, and I haven't quite gotten over the association. I assume I should? Sounds funny.

redsock said...

Odd PC for Garza:

13-40-9 - 62

Jere said...

BJ's on for Jonny Wad. And he gets nailed.

L-girl said...

Ha ha, our speedy guys are better than your speedy guys.

Jere said...

CaSh

Jere said...

Joe gets his mad on

redsock said...

thank you, mister umpire.

Sarah Gates said...

Wow, these Rays guys are MAD.

L-girl said...

Curb: funny, but best in small doseages. Larry David's character gets REALLY annoying.

Fox morons saying re bad calls "these things happen when the Rays play the Red Sox. Or the Yankees. ... They don't do it on purpose, but these things happen too often."

redsock said...

are the rays TV guys the ones who whine for 4 innings when a call goes against their team? i guess we'll (i mean you'll) find out.

redsock said...

they are showing the ump between pitches all the time, so probably.

L-girl said...

"I don't know what you can do about it. I guess you just expect it, you know when this team is in town you won't get the calls."

Geez!

L-girl said...

Oh, forgot: that was the Fox morons I was quoting.

Jere said...

Obviously I see this through rose-colored socks, but that was a really close play. Their madness level was disproportionate to the closeness of the play.

redsock said...

STILL showing the ump all the time.

god what fucking babies!

Jere said...

damn it Lugo! Come on! The one time you decide to just not put the tag down, the guy goes off the bag and definitely would've been out if your glove had been there!

redsock said...

close play? he looked really safe to me. flat out blown call.

phrenile said...

So, um, we need an out.

Jere said...

we got the original and one replay. One looked liked the foot might not have been there before the tag but it was a bad angle. The other showed the foot was in, but with the glove coming down right after. Looked close from what they showed. Remy did proclaim bad call, though.

phrenile said...

That'll do, Tim.

Sarah Gates said...

Dear FOX,

Umps blow calls, it happens. Get over it.

Love,
Tek's shouldabeena homer

Jere said...

2 on, 2 out for the Cleveland indigenous peoples.

Jere said...

Until Shoppach ends the inning. D'oh! 3-1 NY(A) after 4.

redsock said...

wake: 14-32-26 = 72

he needs a quick inning to get thru 5.

Jere said...

This Rays logo looks like the logo of a Christian TV network. And not just because the "Devil" is gone.

redsock said...

they need devils to balance out the angels in the west.

L-girl said...

You know how annoying these Fox announcers are being, how they won't get over it? That's how I used to feel about Sox fans pre-2004. Much better now. For understandable reasons.

L-girl said...

damn, nice catch. maybe they will get over the blown call now.

Sarah Gates said...

Damn, didn't think he was going to get there on that one.

Sarah Gates said...

Apparently they're giving away cowbells tomorrow.

Jere said...

They're from Newport and they need money? COme on.

(referring to sign in crowd)

L-girl said...

Every Sox fan should have gotten the Fox trivia q. What MLB HoFer is also in the Fishing HoF? Very easy.

Sarah Gates said...

What did the sign say jere?

L-girl said...

ugh, tied

Jere said...

Ted!

Sarah Gates said...

well, crap.

Joe Grav said...

=(

L-girl said...

Ted. Yes.

Jere said...

For the non NESN people: They asked the easiest trivia question, and Remy blew it. It was Name the former Red Sox who owns the Rays' single season homer record. Remy immediately said " I think he's written a couple books, heh heh." And I'm thinkin', What?? Turns out Remy meant Canseco, but that record was broken last year, and I don't know, especially since he's playing tonight, how Remy didn't know it.

The sign was "Uncle Kerry, vacation rules. Send $$." And on the side it said "Newport."

Sarah Gates said...

This is not the short inning we were looking for, I'm afraid.

ish said...

I have entered, for good, more or less.

That means Wakefield will get out of this jam, and the Red Sox will score some runs.

I'm just being forward about it.

redsock said...

Carlos Pena

Jere said...

Lugo was askin for that one.

ish said...

For the non NESN people: They asked the easiest trivia question, and Remy blew it. It was Name the former Red Sox who owns the Rays' single season homer record. Remy immediately said " I think he's written a couple books, heh heh." And I'm thinkin', What?? Turns out Remy meant Canseco, but that record was broken last year, and I don't know, especially since he's playing tonight, how Remy didn't know it.

So was the answer Peña? It's a very easy question when I can answer it.

LUGO! The glove is your friend!

Jere said...

Yeah Pena.

phrenile said...

Bleh. This half-inning started off so nicely.

ish said...

My dad guessed Canseco. Already Pena's fantastic season last year has gone overlooked.

heng brothers said...

Fire Lugo!

Jere said...

2 on 2 out for the Navajos, Sioux, and friends

Jere said...

Pedroia trying to knock down his other ball.

ish said...

Oi. MDC still doesn't look good.

L-girl said...

Ish, I hope 9Casey didn't intimidate you into changing your avatar. I was going to reply to his comment, but I couldn't think of anything to say except shut up.

Jere said...

brak brak! Three run dong!!! 4-3 Cle

Patrick said...

WAAA!!!

Patrick said...

Manny needs to realize he needs to drive himself home today.

ish said...

Ish, I hope 9Casey didn't intimidate you into changing your avatar. I was going to reply to his comment, but I couldn't think of anything to say except shut up.

Nope. It was an inspiration. You'll probably see Maddux later in the season, or something else humorous if I find it.

Jere said...

Gutierrez! Back to back dongs! 5-3 Cle. (Looked like a 500-ft shot on the GameDay....)

L-girl said...

Being! 3 for 3!

ish said...

Fricken cow bells.

You're too short, BJ!

Manny ties Pedroia for the league lead in hits.

Sarah Gates said...

Here it comes...

Meanwhile, in Bugland, Peralta hits a three run dong to put the Spiders on top.

Jere said...

nice Manny. half-dong.

Patrick said...


Garza
looks a little like Hinske with the big smile.

ish said...

Isn't it kind of ironic? A land where bugs can hurt spiders, and not the other way around?

L-girl said...

(Sarah, you know what brak brak means, right?)

ish said...

half-dog = quarter deuce.

Sarah Gates said...

Or not...

Jere said...

Pettitte: 100 pitches thru 5. 5 runs on 8 hits.

Patrick said...

Quarter Deuce = a Shart?

L-girl said...

Bugs and spiders, funny.

Ish, I'm glad it was your own choice.

Sarah Gates said...

(yeah, I just hadn't refreshed to see jere's statement before I typed that)

Sarah Gates said...

I dunno, I don't think the bugs hurt the Spiders so much.

Patrick said...

Over 90 pitches for Wake already. So much for inning eating. White flag should make an appearance later.

ish said...

Quarter Deuce = a Shart?

Only if it's not expected. i.e., a dropped pop-up.

ish said...

True about the bugs. Bugs like huts.

Patrick said...

Ok. I know ON FIRE is ICE COLD. but still, I want to see me some sweet J.D. DONG.

I'll keep calling for it until it comes.

redsock said...

dumbo dong

Jere said...

Wanna see something funny?

ish said...

Drew base knock on the cushiony carpet.

Jere said...

freakin Shemp homers. 5-4 Canadian Soldiers.

Patrick said...

I love it, Jere!

ish said...

Another base hit for Lowrie!

Jere said...

gameday showing matsui dong, then Posada ground out to third.

redsock said...

wait -- it was a shemp dong, not a big-earred dong?

Patrick said...

Come on guys! Red Sox never leave a man behind!

Jere said...

It was a Shemp not a Po

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