April 30, 2008

G29: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1

Blue Jays - 000 000 010 - 1  5  0
Red Sox - 000 000 101 - 2 7 0
We're still stuck in the Deadball Era, but the Sox come through with another walk-off victory!

After Ortiz donged to right in the seventh, the Jays tied the game at 1-1 against MDC and Jeemer in the eighth.

In the bottom of the ninth, Ortiz singled and Manny walked. Lowrie pinch-ran for Tiz before Lowell struck out looking. Moss singled to center and Wells (whose bobble last night = a Boston win) threw out Lowrie at the plate. Varitek followed with another hard single to center. Wells came up firing yet again, but this time his throw bounced off the mound, slowing it enough for Manny to slide in with the winner.

The Rays beat the Birds 8-1 (and the Tigers topped the MFY 6-2) and Boston takes sole possession of first place.

Dice: 7-2-0-2-4, 111.

***

Dustin McGowan (4.18, 100 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.14, 142 ERA+)

Matsuzaka was scratched his last start, against the Angels, because of the flu. John Farrell:
I think the biggest thing we'll look at as the game unfolds is, 'How is his stamina?' Fortunately, the weather is going to be a little bit cooler, so he's not going to have to deal with heat and humidity, but we've got an idea going in what his pitch count will be.
Boston's last five starters:
                   IP   H   R  BB  SO   GAME
0424 LAA Masterson 6 2 1 4 4 L 5-7
0425 TB Wakefield 6 6 4 5 1 L 4-5 (11)
0426 TB Buchholz 8 3 2 2 9 L 1-2
0427 TB Beckett 7 4 2 1 13 L 0-3
0429 TOR Lester 8 1 0 4 6 W 1-0
Wake's wasn't too pretty, but the kids look alright.

Overall, the staff has allowed only six runs in the last 32 innings. Unfortunately, the Red Sox have scored a paltry three runs over those same 32 innings.
Opp: 000000100000002x00100011x000000000 - 6
Sox: 0100000000010000000000000000000001 - 3

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Pokerwolf said...

Dear Red Sox Hitters,

You're doing it wrong!

Frustrated,

Pokerwolf

PS - More runs please!

ish said...

Dear Red Sox Hitters,

What he said.

- Ish

nixon33 said...

yeah, see? sideburns mccgowan here, see? yeah, gonna pitch tonight, see? yeah, see?

redsock said...

Rios, RF
Eckstein, SS
Rolen, 3B
Stairs, DH
Wells, CF
Overbay, 1B
Hill, 2B
Lind, LF
Zaun, C

Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Lowell, 3B
Moss, RF
Varitek, C
Crisp, CF
Lugo, SS

redsock said...

Benjamin: "All three healthy outfielders on the 25-man roster are currently in the lineup, which means that Julio Lugo would need to fill in if anything should happen to Manny Ramirez, Coco Crisp, or Brandon Moss."

Lugo: "I can go out there and catch a fly ball, but I don't feel comfortable. If they put me out there, I've got to go. But I'm not an outfielder. I'm an infielder."

Zenslinger said...

Bizarro lineup, but they can score some runs.

Slugo in the OF beats FY behind the plate.

4.18 is a pretty low ERA 100 at this point in the year.

I wondered about this today: do players ever speak to the manager about lineup issues during the game? I mean, would Terry ever ask Beckett if what he thinks about what reliever might be the one to put in, or if he should pinch run for someone?

redsock said...

Night 2 of Buffyvision ....

And L is out for the night.

WIN with RUNS!!!

redsock said...

would Terry ever ask Beckett if what he thinks about what reliever might be the one to put in, or if he should pinch run for someone?

I truly hope not -- considering the "depth" of analysis from former players. (Only exception: 2003 Red Sox.)

Plus the situation would often drive the decision, so a manager is making an immediate decision.

redsock said...

both rios and the garden gnome ground out to FY. 2 outs.

Zenslinger said...

Yeah, but I'm wondering if it's absolutely taboo or not. My impression is that the players don't speak to the manager during a game unless spoken to -- i.e., it's slow, they're bullshitting a bit maybe, but never about decision making.

redsock said...

falls behind 2-0 to rios, gets him to ground out on the next pitch.

falls behind 3-1 to rolen, gets a foul on a high fastball, then fans him on the slider.

very nice.

s1c said...

Would be nice to see Daisuke go 7+ tonight and a OTT inning to start the game helps.

redsock said...

probably not taboo, just not done.

redsock said...

damn -- hell of a catch by lind along the LF track!

redsock said...

AIR YOOK!

redsock said...

wells swings at ball 4 - 4-3. thanks vernon.

redsock said...

buffy: "sometimes, a pitcher's win-loss record can be misleading."

s1c said...

back to back OTTs for dice-k!!!

Ok, who is this man and what have they done to the real Dice-k?

ish said...

Evening, chaps.

My wallet just got raped at D'Angelo's. A steak and cheese pocket and an iced tea cost $7.50. Never doing that again.

ish said...

Bizarro lineup, but they can score some runs.

It's exactly like the Opening Day lineup - except Coco is hitting 8th and playing CF rather than Ellsbury.

redsock said...

nyy 2, det 0 (after 1)

ish said...

Funniest thing I've seen today: A video of Hillary Clinton trying to work one of those convenience store cappuccino makers.

link

Good laugh.

s1c said...

Joe Castig - "So Sammy (Shaws winner of guest broadcaster contest), whats your favorite sport?"

Sammy - Basketball

ish said...

FUCK YEAH AGAIN!!!

s1c said...

FY!!!

redsock said...

dice getting misses -- and fy diving around!

ish said...

Joe Castig - "So Sammy (Shaws winner of guest broadcaster contest), whats your favorite sport?"

Sammy - Basketball


No offense to Sammy, but I turned the radio off when I heard "Junior Broadcaster"

redsock said...

why F around with # zauny?

jesus.

ish said...

Pitcher Micah Owings pinch-hit today in the sixth inning and hit a game-tying home run for the D-Backs. Arizona was down by four runs, and his solo shot tied the game at 7, and the 'Backs ended up winning the game 8-7.

Amy said...

Nice play by Pedroia, but I hope he doesn't hurt his shoulder.

We have more than enough players on the DL...

redsock said...

owings = ruthian.

ish said...

And if the hitting isn't enough, Owings is 4-0 this season on the pitching side of things.

ish said...

Dale Arnold: I have a small dog at home that is crazy and feisty, and my son said if the dog was much bigger he'd have killed us all. Kind of reminds me of Dustin Pedroia. He tries so hard to be a Saint Bernard even though he's built like a schitzu.

s1c said...

Orsillo - B- for the April grade of the Sox.

Zenslinger said...

Pitcher Micah Owings pinch-hit today in the sixth inning and hit a game-tying home run for the D-Backs. Arizona was down by four runs, and his solo shot tied the game at 7, and the 'Backs ended up winning the game 8-7.

It's confusing for fantasy baseball, because you can only have him as a pitcher and don't get credit for his hitting.

redsock said...

gritty mcstrikeout.

Amy said...

Nice, Dice!

redsock said...

dice getting ahead of hitters -- and getting rid of them quickly. i like this.

redsock said...

fuck ump

call it@!!!

Amy said...

Damn. THere goes the no hitter.

redsock said...

come ON

2 outs -- get overpaid for f's sake

s1c said...

Who was the last pitcher (except for last nights pitcher) to lose three straight complete games.

redsock said...

NOW he gets the inside black.

redsock said...

dice got 2 outs on 7 pitches in that inning, then needed to throw 16 more to get the 3rd out.

12-15-21 23 = 71

s1c said...

It is time to score some runs here guys.

Amy said...

Remy and Orsillo seem uninterested in the game. Not much energy here either. We need some hits, something to get excited about.

redsock said...

feels like mummy time

redsock said...

buffy says manny could be a triple crown winner
pat tabler say "he's a good hitter"

but they do not mention that HE HAS WON A BATTING TITLE.

i can only assume they have no idea.

ish said...

He hasn't been looking like triple-crown material lately. He's been suffering just as much as everyone else in the lineup.

redsock said...

checking into the toilet:

det - 010 0
nyy - 200

redsock said...

cano caught stealing by 5+ feet!!

redsock said...

replay - 5 feet is generous. 10+ feet.

end 4 - 2-1 mfy

ish said...

Castig and Arnold are making fun of Canadians.

redsock said...

sportsnet camera truped us - manny drifts back -- yawn

redsock said...

Castig and Arnold are making fun of Canadians.

I'LL PUT A CAP IN THEIR ASS!!!!!

ish said...


I'LL PUT A CAP IN THEIR ASS!!!!!


Torontonians.

redsock said...

thames dong - det 3-2

ish said...

Dale Arnold just called Scott Kazmir "Kashmir"

Gah! Got truped TERRIBLY by Joe C. NESN's cameras weren't helping.

redsock said...

sportsnet running 15 second car commercials between outs. did it last night too. right after moss GO, commercial. highly fucking annoying.

ish said...

Shaping up like another pitcher's duel tonight, eh?

1 run might do it.

redsock said...

sox making life easy for the mutton-chop-less mcgowan:
11-9-14 13-11 = 58

redsock said...

i love the deadball era, but i'm ready for the 2008 red sox to leave it and join the present.

ish said...

Weird play. 4-1.

redsock said...

pretty 4-1 groundout!

ish said...

I guess a little kid got beaned by that hard liner foul by Eckstein.

9casey said...

redsock said...
would Terry ever ask Beckett if what he thinks about what reliever might be the one to put in, or if he should pinch run for someone?

I truly hope not -- considering the "depth" of analysis from former players. (Only exception: 2003 Red Sox.)




Yeah but look how many former players are coaches and managers

ish said...

MDC warming.

redsock said...

dice = stairsmaster!

Amy said...

Six innings from DiceK with no runs---pretty good. Not a Lester quality performance, but I'll take it.

Just wish we could get some action on our side. Yawn.

redsock said...

det 5, ny 2 (B6)

Joe Grav said...

jesus christ with these pitchers duels! as long as we win i'm happy though.

i think it's okay to get my head out of crappy chemistry-for-dummies (woo, polisci majors) and watch the end of this game

Patrick said...

So much for saving his arm...

Patrick said...

...another quality start...

redsock said...

9-pitch 7th for dice.

111 pitches -- but a sexy 7-2-0-2-4 line!

sox in 7th
yook
flo
mbm
dr.
...

Joe Grav said...

Here come the big guns.

redsock said...

COOKIE DONG!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

FINALLY!

ish said...

BOOM!

DONG!

Joe Grav said...

PAPIIII, YOU BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

DBD

Joe Grav said...

Wow, what a play, this series is turning into a classic.

ish said...

With that dong, Jeemer joins MDC in the bullpen.

Joe Grav said...

The Dr. is in

redsock said...

Buffy: "Lowell was a virtual throw-in on the Beckett deal."

REALLY????????????

Thanks for that amazing info!!!!

Patrick said...

Welcome back Doctor Doubles!

Patrick said...

Another roll of the Dice?

Joe Grav said...


REALLY????????????

Thanks for that amazing info!!!!


You're forgetting that the media's job is to inform the totally ignorant masses, who have never seen or heard of this 'base ball' before.

Amy said...

Nah, no more throwing of the dice. I'd say Okijima.

Amy said...

Okajima.

Joe Grav said...

Since I missed the walkoff last night, that Papi HR was the first 'stand up and dance around the room like a buffoon' moment in quite a few games

Amy said...

Nope, MDC. Why?

phil said...

Manny instead, it seems.

Is Okajima hurt? Or just saving him for the 9th instead of Paps?

Joe Grav said...

Wow, I'm stunned that Delcarmen gave up a hit

Amy said...

ARGGH. Leadoff hit. What was Francona thinking?

ish said...

I like seeing this quick hook. Although you could have just put Jeemer in in the first place. It is the 8th inning.

redsock said...

quick hook on mdc -- jeemer time!

Joe Grav said...

Quick hook. Why bother putting MDC in in the first place?

Joe Grav said...

Does MDC have any options left to go down? He's clearly all f$!@#ed up this year.

phil said...

Maybe someone can volunteer to send him to the DL. I'm sure some frustrated fan would oblige.

Mean, I know.

redsock said...

hmm, zaun's a switch hitter and rios and gritty are RH - and RH have destroyed mdc this year.

maybe mdc was one and out no matter what?

phil said...

That was Lind's first hit this year, in 13 at bats.

Patrick said...

Tito showing a little of his secret identity, 'The Fucking Assassin'

phil said...

Feck.

redsock said...

houdini time for jeemer

Patrick said...

...

Joe Grav said...

UGHH

redsock said...

MOSS!

keep it tied, oki.

Joe Grav said...

MOSSSSSSS!!!

Patrick said...

eff

Joe Grav said...

That could have been really bad.

Amy said...

Now we have to score another run. Two runs in one game. Hmmm.

ish said...

Great catch by Moss! Too bad the run still scored. Two runs would have scored if he missed that.

Blown save by the Jeemerman. But you've really got to be encouraged by the Red Sox offense last inning. Minor bump in the road here.

Amy said...

Oh, dear, you know who is warming.

redsock said...

toasty mcwhiteflag up

redsock said...

nite nite gritty mcallworld.

Andy said...

Action in the Sox pen: Tito throwing out the game.

redsock said...

HE GONE!!!!!!!!

Joe Grav said...

YEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!! TIME FOR SOME RUNS (PLURAL)!

Patrick said...

I love me some Okajima.

Amy said...

Can we get a run with the bottom of the order?

phil said...

More runs, please.

Patrick said...

Quadzilla due to unleash monster dong

redsock said...

RUNS (PLURAL)!

2 runs?!?!?!?!?!?

I like your greedy attitude!

ish said...

Castig and Arnold now discussing American Idol...

s1c said...

Bird Watch - Rays 8 O's 1 bottom of 7!

Patrick said...

These close games are actually pretty fun.

phil said...

Only when we win.

phil said...

When we lose, they're soul crushing.

ish said...

!!!!!!!!OCOC

Joe Grav said...

cmon loogie!

redsock said...

crispsy, baby!!

Amy said...

Ococ! Man in scoring position. And once again, make magic in the 8th?

Joe Grav said...

!elbuod emosewa

ish said...

Looks like Coco has aggrivated that hamstring again. Running with a limp.

Better make this one deep, Julio.

phil said...

That's a start.

redsock said...

for the lobe of all that is holy, lugo, DO SOMETHING GOOD!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

Yikes, too many injuries.

I blame Andy.

phil said...

ǝlqnop ǝɯosǝʍɐ

Patrick said...

Dale with a shameless Dunkin plug.

Joe Grav said...

yes! lugo does something productive by standing there!

see ya mcgowan

redsock said...

OMG - gibbons knows how to call in a reliever.

phil said...

ooʇ ʞo s,ʞlɐʍ s,oƃnl

Amy said...

Two on, one out. Top of the order. Can't ask for better odds than that.

Patrick said...

America, FUCK YEAH!
Coming again, to save the mother fucking day yeah,
America, FUCK YEAH!
Freedom is the only way yeah,

Amy said...

Phil---how the hell did you do that??

redsock said...

hey - patrick has had more to drink than me!!!

Joe Grav said...

let's go dustin

redsock said...

if we go to extras, though, i'll bury him.

Joe Grav said...

WOO

Patrick said...

That sounds like a challenge to me!

Joe Grav said...

btw I might be going to the series @ Toronto in Aug. Already excited.






F*** fly out

phil said...

sı ʇı uɐɥʇ ǝɹoɯ uǝʌǝ ɐɹǝ s,opɹɐɔɔɐ dn ʞɔnɟ s,ʇǝl

Joe Grav said...

yoooooooook

Patrick said...

Sweaty time.

Amy said...

Time for Youk to do it again.

redsock said...

joe, come to tor, i'll buy you a beer at some point during the weekend.

phil said...

Boo.

Patrick said...

You think I'm drunk? Phil is slurring

Amy said...

Ech.

Phil, I am going blind trying to read that.

Patrick said...

Bot time?

phil said...

So much for rally text.

redsock said...

det 6, mfy 2 (top 9)
tb 8, bal 1 (top 8)

Joe Grav said...

I'd be able to drink in Toronto! (I'm 20.) I'm not much of a drinker, but it would be fun to hit the bar scene a few months before MADD thinks I'm supposed to.

Joe Grav said...

Jesus H. Christ, I swear to god, if Tito puts Timlin in and not Papelbon, I am putting on the Celtics game.

Joe Grav said...

Yay, Pap

redsock said...

bot in a tie?

tito learning his lesson -- keep reading jos, tito. we'll do this!

Joe Grav said...

shit, put in timlin




kidding

Patrick said...

Pap like the steaks to be high. He may load them up before he starts to try...

ish said...

BJ Ryan warming for the Jays.

redsock said...

hmmmmmmmmm steaks ... juicy.

phil said...

So what you're saying is he shares his stash with cows?

ish said...

I'd be able to drink in Toronto! (I'm 20.) I'm not much of a drinker, but it would be fun to hit the bar scene a few months before MADD thinks I'm supposed to.

I'll drink to that! (I'm 20 also.) I'll probably be going to New Brunswick sometime this summer.

ish said...

PICKED OFF!!!!

redsock said...

PICK OGFF MIUTHERFUICKER!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

AH, the pickoff!

Joe Grav said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

redsock said...

musta missed the world series -- bot's gotta move, mf-er/

ish said...

PICK OGFF MIUTHERFUICKER!!!!!!!!

Looks like the booze is hitting Allan first.

Patrick said...

So what you're saying is he shares his stash with cows?

basically, yeah.

phil said...

You no take candle.

ish said...

9th:

Flo
Being
The Good Doctor

redsock said...

sticky fingers -- no time for spellcheck.

:>)

Patrick said...

...I just found out there is a word spelled stake...

ish said...

FUCK YEAH WITH THE GUN!!!

redsock said...

just your average amazing fuck yeah play!!!

Amy said...

Harvey (the Yankee fan) says, "Another walkoff night?"

ish said...

...I just found out there is a word spelled stake...

I take that back. I think Pat's more drunk.

Patrick said...

bottom of the ninth in Yankees land too

Joe Grav said...

walkoff W thyme

phil said...

ıdɐd 'ǝɯıʇ ɟɟoʞlɐʍ

ish said...

Harvey (the Yankee fan) says, "Another walkoff night?"

What does he say when you randomly burst out with a hardy, "FUCK YEAH!!!"?

Patrick said...

The sad thing is I haven't had a drink in half a year

ish said...

Who's gonna do it? What do you think?

Ortiz? Manny? Lowell?

I want to hear from everybody.

redsock said...

MUMMY!

phil said...

Looks like most of the other games happening right now have lopsided sores except ours (and SD/PHI).

Amy said...

I TYPE very loud, but stay quiet.

Patrick said...

I'm ready for Man Ram to get another XBH for the walkoff.

He's been belting singles for awhile, I'd be happy to see some power from him.

ish said...

Dear Ortiz, Manny, or Doc:

Get it done here. You know what extras mean. Timlin.

Amy said...

Lopsided sores?

Phil, you should stick with the backwards typing!! :)

Amy said...

Basehit! Papi loves high "steaks"!

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