April 4, 2008

G5: Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 3

Red Sox   -  000 000 300 -  3  4  0
Blue Jays - 000 003 21x - 6 10 0
I didn't watch this one. The Fiery One hit a three-run dong to tie the game in the seventh, but the bullpen faltered. Q: Why didn't MDC start the 7th?

Tampa Bay beat the Yankees 13-4 in the Bronx. The Devil Rays' 7-run eighth inning must have emptied out the place.

***

Tim Wakefield (100 ERA+ in 2007) / Shawn Marcum (108 ERA+ in 2007)

Lineup (from comments):
Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Ramirez, LF
Lowell, 3B
Drew, RF
Lugo, SS
Ellsbury, CF
Cash, C
Skydome opener. It's been a rainy day in Toe-ron-to, so the roof will be closed.

Jere will be calling the game and following comments here. If you don't get NESN, I strongly urge you to go with GedMan.

371 comments:

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nixon33 said...

are you going to the game???

redsock said...

No Toronto games for me this year. They are all on my work days (Fri/Sat/Sun).

In 2007, they were all on the other four days -- the Jays were pissed at lost weekend revenue -- so we went to all of them!

However, we are going to three games in Detroit in May.

redsock said...

YF/SF linked to my pics of the Joba/Bot fistpumpathon.

Jere said...

The link (to my call of the game) is working on the computer I'm on, anyway...

redsock said...

When I click on your link, I get this URL:

http://www.youcastr.com/incompatible

Pokerwolf said...

Congrats on the linkage!

I have to think that Wake will benefit from playing in a dome. Less wind to mess with the knuckler.

Jere said...

"If you don't get NESN, I strongly urge you to go with GedMan "

or even if you do! Thanks for the link by the way, Allan. And when I click on the link you have in this post, it takes me right to the game, so I don't know why you aren't getting that. It worked for me being both logged in to and out of youcastr. (Doesn't that sound like a self-castrating device?)No play button is up yet, but fingers crossed it's up there at 7:15.

Jack Marshall said...

It sure would be nice if the Sox could get Wakefield some runs in April, for a change.

redsock said...

Jays spending $:

Rios: 6/64 (ext. begins '09)
Hill: 4/12

***

Sean Casey will get a start this weekend.

redsock said...

When I go to plain old youcastr.com, I get that incompatible page. And that's a jpg, not linked to anything.

Hope it works for others.

redsock said...

White Sox 8, Tigers 5
Detroit is the only team without a win (0-4).

redsock said...

Jose, Keys To The Game:

"We all know that the similar name notwithstanding, this poor, brave kid has absolutely nothing to do with the Yankees third baseman. You can tell because if the hawk had attacked the actual Alex Rodriguez there would be five million Yankees fans criticizing the hawk for not removing its beak before hitting the slugger in the head."

Solid. Fucking. Gold.

L-girl said...

Heh. I rarely laugh at the supposedly brilliant Jose Melendez, but that is good.

Good, mind you. Not gold, but good.

Jack Marshall said...

Watched the Tigers-Chisox. 1) I really do believe the Tigers pitching will stink. 2) Carera lost 30 pounds and still looks like THAT? 3) This team is going to expose an awful lot of "experts" as frauds 4) Thanks to them, Leyland is going to get fired 5) The Tigers TV broadcasters are boring beyond belief!

L-girl said...

I will be moding this evening, but I'm going to *try* to be less active in the game thread. I sometimes find myself reading and posting comments so much that I'm not following the game as closely as I want to.

We'll see if I can keep my big mouth shut, or my fingers quiet.

I'm afraid I can't listen to Jere, though, it's too complicated for my little laptop. Buffyvision and the game thread will have to do.

redsock said...

WE HAVE OATMEAL, courtesy of Rob Bradford:

FY
Yook
Flo
MBM
Dr.
Onfire
Slüggö
Lyndon
Kevin Cash

Eckstein
Stairs
Rios
Wells
Thomas
Overbay
Hill
Scutaro
Zaun

redsock said...

Red Sox's Magic #: 159

L-girl said...

Last year people thought Oatmeal was a player nickname. :)

redsock said...

I should add it to the Glossary if it's not there.

Joe Grav said...

I'll be watching the Bruins tonight, but I'll have Gametracker on and I'll be in the thread.

Joe Grav said...

Biggest story in sports tonight:

This guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVgQjoW7iTo


survived. And walked away just fine.

s1c said...

Ah we have Oatmeal, but have we had any spinach yet this year?

Ish - should be happy, getting some Bruins love on the pregame show.

L-girl said...

No spinach that we know of yet. :)

L-girl said...

That's the biggest news in sports? Must be a slow day.

redsock said...

Now THAT's a flip.

Spinach. Steamed spinach.

Joe Grav said...

umm...did you see that? that is probably the craziest thing I've ever seen.

HAH, NESN pregame is talking about the 'budding Yankees-Rays rivalry'. They deserve each other.

Joe Grav said...

I'm not getting the spinach/oatmeal thing. Help me out.

redsock said...

Tim (?) was steaming spinach during games last September. And he complained about burning himself, I think.

For awhile, "steaming spinach" was used as a euphemism for getting a rally going.

L-girl said...

Buffyvision is showing the Jays' tribute to Robbie Alomar, they are retiring his number. Nice ceremony. Alomar seems overwhelmed.

L-girl said...

Saw the flip. Big flip. Not news. Barely a sport.

Joe Grav said...

Oatmeal = ?

s1c said...

Tim (?) was steaming spinach during games last September

That started in September? I could have sworn that it was earlier, but it sure did seem to work. Every time we needed a rally Tim would say it was time to start the spinach and boom, bases would be full of Sox.

L-girl said...

Oatmeal is from the classic diner sign "we have oatmeal". You know, handwritten on a paper plate.

For some reason, Allan started using it instead of "we have lineups". It doesn't really mean anything.

Spinach meant a rally. Oatmeal means... no idea!

Joe Grav said...

It is news (it was the top story on sportscenter), some people say the same thing about baseball, and whether or not you like the sport is irrelevant to the fact that it's pretty impressive that he survived, IMO.

I don't like basketball, but sometimes I can see/understand that there's a huge story going on in it.

But hey, to each his/her own.

.. uh oh, my Dad just called. He's ticked that the Bruins aren't on in HD.

It is too bad they couldn't find an HD channel for each. I don't get HD here so it doesn't matter to me.

L-girl said...

Now they're honouring Paul Beeston.

Joe Grav said...

Hahah. These little terms are my favorite thing about JoS, although it sure can be confusing when you don't know what people are talking about :p

Joe Grav said...

This is a pretty elaborate ceremony.

L-girl said...

Oh SportsCenter! Well then...

Anyone can say whatever they want about baseball. Or anything else. That's no problem to me. Doesn't change my opinion of people driving around and around.

Joe Grav said...

There's been a fire alarm at the arena in Ottawa where the Bruins are playing. How odd.
http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/extras/bruins_blog/2008/04/fire_alarm.html

redsock said...

oatmeal = lineup.

just got a big-ass job. shit.

L-girl said...

The moratorium on non-baseball sports talk is now in effect.

Signed, the moderator

Joe Grav said...

Well, SportsCenter (or SportsCentre, depending on where you are :D) is the premier sports news show, so I consider it a pretty good indicator of what's big news on a given day. I'm not really a big fan of the show myself, so it appears we are in agreement there.

L-girl said...

The first Buffy sighting of the season.

chief said...

My 8 year old son: "oh look! they glow in the dark!"

Joe Grav said...

Those are some ugly ass-uniforms
http://xkcd.com/37/

L-girl said...

We do get a show called SportsCentre, but it's not the same show.

I have nothing against SportsCentre. It just wouldn't change my opinion on what's news and what's a sport.

Jays are wearing 1992 unis.

Joe Grav said...

I know of SportsCentre, because when I watched the World Junior Hockey championships between the US and Canada there was an ad for "SportsCentre." I had never seen that version before and I found it funny, in a Jerry-Remy-chuckling-at-talk-of-sushi kind of way.

L-girl said...

When we first moved up here, we used to call it "Sports Sentry". Now I'm so used to the spelling, "center" looks funny to me.

I was in NYC this week and the money looked so weird. Little and green.

s1c said...

Will be glad when all these opening days are over. The only thing about the baseball season I don't like, is the Opening Day ceremonies.

Jere said...

Direct link to me here. Should work in a couple minutes.

Andy said...

Where cab I get the baseball card for the Jays' Massage Therapist? MLB.tv is awesome this year

ish said...

Time for some Bullets!

- I do not like that the Bruins and Red Sox are playing at the same time, but it's only one game out of 162. Got the game thread, got the radio, and got that little button that switches back and forth, from NESN to NESN.

- I just spent the day in rainy, dreary Boston, with terrible Friday traffic. Let's just say, I can't describe how nice it is to be sitting at home in my chair right now.

- That NASCAR wreck was awesome. Not good awesome, but the actual definition of awesome. Awe and wonder. Guys have been killed with less impact than that. It's just amazing now that you can have a crash like that and walk away with a slight limp.

- I like being able to come home from a long day and see Kathryn Tappen on my TV screen.

- PLAY BALL (PUCK)!

Joe Grav said...

I hated MLB.TV, probably because I had it when I had a really crappy internet connection. I should probably get it now.

Joe Grav said...

Wow ish, I completely agree with every single point you made :P

Very yucky weather day in town.

L-girl said...

Yucky weather here too, wet and dreary. But it's supposed to be warm and sunny soon. I can't wait.

Jack Marshall said...

(puff--puff)
My satillite hook-up is two floors down, and I don't have a laptop---gotta run upstairs to get on-line, then run down to catch the game. See you at crisis points and between innings.

Assuming I don't drop dead, of course...

Joe Grav said...

Good crowd at the Rogers Cent-ray.

Andy said...

if your computer can handle the 1.2mb stream it is a sight to behold from an internet shown game compared to years past. I have to run it at 800k on my big screen computer which is still miles ahead of last year.

We dont have EI here so I have to do MLBtv or nothing at all.

L-girl said...

I call it Skydome :)

Comments will be stuck for a minute, brb.

Joe Grav said...

Well, I do know how to semi-legally [;)] watch the 'mosaic mode' that shows all the games at once, which is pretty cool. But I don't do it often (you can't see the games that well, and besides, I don't like breaking the law - I don't even have pirated music, which is like going against the college student bible)

Joe Grav said...

SkyCentray.

9casey said...

s1c said...
Will be glad when all these opening days are over. The only thing about the baseball season I don't like, is the Opening Day ceremonies.



Unless of course they are passing out jewelry in Fenway.......

L-girl said...

Or raising some flags...

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I was in NYC this week and the money looked so weird. Little and green.



Do you need bigger wallets in Canada?

Joe Grav said...

That's never a bad thing :D I had almost forgotten about that since it feels like the season has been going on for about seven weeks.

Andy said...

bat on ball

L-girl said...

Good question. :)

We have $1 and $2 coins. They do take up a lot of room. But they're great.

They're called Loonies and Toonies, by the way.

I think the paper money fits in regular wallets.

s1c said...

Unless of course they are passing out jewelry in Fenway.......

Ah, but I consider those RING CEREMONIES, not opening day!!! Besides, those are becoming routine!!!

L-girl said...

routine, ha ha :)

ish said...

Damn carpet...

s1c said...

Obviously the Jays fans didn't learn anything from the Cleveland fans, they are waving white hankies.

Roof closed, I am aexpecting the good Knuckler tonight. 7ip - 2 hits - 0 runs for the knucksie tonight!!!

Andy said...

thats how i would start every outing

Joe Grav said...

I know of the LoonieToonies. Don't you find the coins to be a bit clunky though? Do you have a zipper in there to keep your coins in? haha

L-girl said...

I love the coins. It's so convenient. You dig into your change cup and there's $12 or $17 in there.

L-girl said...

That's pretty good, knowing what a Toonie is. I never heard of it til I moved here.

ish said...

Big Hurt loves the knuckler.

Joe Grav said...

True, good point - I never thought of that. I always feel accomplished when my change jar builds up to $5-6 US, which is like $0.40 CAN at this point.

L-girl said...

Does he ever. Allan and I had the unpleasure of sitting through that last year. Thomas had 3 HRs in one game, 2 against Wake.

Joe Grav said...

I'll be honest, I've only heard of the Loonies and Toonies because of Dave Barry columns poking fun of Canada (in a very friendly way, of course)

s1c said...

I think its the smoke messing with the Knuckle.

L-girl said...

Good work Timmy!

ish said...

Good work Timmy!

That has more than one meaning tonight. Right, Joe? (nod yes.)

L-girl said...

No hockey talk please!

L-girl said...

Anyone get truped on that one?

ish said...

No hockey talk please!

Of course not. No worries.

Joe Grav said...

indeed ish, indeed.

Quick inning. I see Eck gritted his way onto first.

s1c said...

What the frag happened with the work the count. Geez, I blinked and its time for knucksie again.

L-girl said...

thanks :)

but don't worry, i won't strictly enforce it.

L-girl said...

I know, everyone's impatient.

Joe Grav said...

I won't blab L, but I'll probably feel compelled to say the score when someone scores. Is that kosher?

Joe Grav said...

And in other news, it appears that MLB.com gameday is way less delayed than it used to be.

L-girl said...

I was going to say "I won't reject comments if something exciting happens"... so I guess scoring counts as that.

redsock said...

Well, enjoy the game, folks. My computer is fucked up so I have to go work at another desk.

I think hockey scores are okay!

s1c said...

Man that haze is so bad, I couldn't see MBM.

Joe Grav said...

what kind of Canadian would you be otherwise ? :-p hooray stereotypes!

Joe Grav said...

Good luck with your work Blogmaster!

s1c said...

TB 1 - MFY's 0 bottom of 2nd.

Joe Grav said...

There goes the no hitter

L-girl said...

Here come the thefts.

s1c said...

Cash has a gun to go with that release, if only he could hit.

Joe Grav said...

Mets/Braves PPD, rain

B's scoreless. Florida leading Carolina 2-1 after 1 period (gee, there's two real hockey hotbeds)- Carolina losing=good for Boston

L-girl said...

Bruins game must be exciting, it went quiet here.

s1c said...

LOL - and the first hit of the night by the Sox is Kevin Cash!!!!

c'mon FY

Andy said...

good bye belli

Amy said...

Shabbat shalom, all. Just tuning in to another 0-0 score just like last time. Ready for some action.

Jere said...

you think it's quiet there...

Andy said...

these announcers are so full of themselves

L-girl said...

Jere, I can't listen to you tonight - wish I could.

Jere said...

don't worry, no one's listening at all....

Joe Grav said...

Still scoreless, but lots of interesting goings-on, power plays, etc. I see Ca$h-Mon3y got a hit.

L-girl said...

How do you know no one's listening?

L-girl said...

Very gritty out there.

L-girl said...

Last year re Cash we did an All Money Team. People had great ideas. Maybe Allan can find the thread when he's not busy. (I think he's slammed w/ work tonight.)

L-girl said...

Matt Stairs = Canadian

Joe Grav said...

Is he going to heroically lead the team to victory at WBC next year?
I just hope we (US) don't embarrass ourselves - that's our new goal in international competition I think

s1c said...

don't worry, no one's listening at all....

Since I do the game threads on the old laptop, and since it is so out of date (flash 4, time says 7:02 when it is 8:02), etc. I can't listen to you.

Joe Grav said...

of course, having Clemens on the team was embarrassing in and of itself... I wonder if Beckett gets the ball next year

Amy said...

Jere, I can't listen tonight either. My Sox fan daughter is here so we are watching NESN. Sorry.

Joe Grav said...

At this rate the Sox game will be over before the Bruins. I figured the opposite would be true

Jere said...

amy, all the more reason to listen
http://youcastr.com/casts/listen/797

L-girl said...

First round of WBC games will be in Toronto. I hope we can get some tix.

Amy said...

The sound is bad on this computer, plus she would just not appreciate the humor... She's not as cool as I am.

L-girl said...

Let's see if Buffyvision can manage to praise Manny without also backhanding him.

Amy said...

Not much action in this game, huh?

Joe Grav said...

Most Sox fans can't even do that, L

L-girl said...

You don't like a pitching duel?

Amy said...

Laura, when did you get back? Yesterday? How long was your drive?

L-girl said...

Joe, too true!

Pat & Buffy are really bad that way. As are most announcers.

Often including Remy!

Amy said...

I do like a pitching duel, but coming in late I am just trying to figure out if that's what it is, or is it just no scoring.

It was lonely here without you during the last two games. The women were sorely underrepresented.

L-girl said...

Amy, got back yesterday, and I flew. Allan picked me up in Buffalo. If I only go for a few days (and by myself), I always fly.

L-girl said...

Thank you :)

I am trying to comment less now. So far I'm not doing so well with that.

Amy said...

Ah, flying. That makes sense---a long car ride to do alone.

Joe Grav said...

It's too addicting.

Amy said...

Damn. Almost had it.

L-girl said...

Right, plus I was only there for a few days. And I don't need a car when I'm there.

Andy said...

jere you are 2 pitches ahead of me on mlbtv

L-girl said...

What is? The thread?

Joe Grav said...

0-0 in the B's game after 1 period.

Got the Sox on now. They were waiting for me to put it on before they scored - no worries

s1c said...

No 1-2-3 innings by Wakey, but he looks good.

ISH- any score yet? down here in ct I can't find the Bruins game

Andy said...

jere's announcing is ahead well more like 3 pitches.

redsock said...

Checking in.

If this job wasn't a rush, I could do a little here and there and still keep score via GDGD. Alas.

I guess I'll watch the condensed game tomorrow. I assume once they're archived, MLB doesn't continue the blackout.

redsock said...

More bagels from Timmeh.

I am really liking our pitching so far.

Bye.

Amy said...

Cash seems to be handling the knuckler pretty well from what I have seen so far. Maybe we won't be calling Mirabelli back this time.

Where is he, by the way? Did any team take him?

Joe Grav said...

CT gets screwed on this NESN-Plus arrangement.

L-girl said...

Slowell!

Joe Grav said...

amy - the Brockton Rox maybe :P

Amy said...

That's another thing, Jere. It's disconcerting to hear the game before you see it. It sort of makes watching irrelevant. I love the commentary, but I found that distracting.

L-girl said...

Ancrs: Lowell might have been able to pick up a base if he had run a little harder. Guys, I'm sure he was running as hard as he possibly could.

Joe Grav said...

gnasty pitches there. I don't remember Marcum being this good.

I gotta keep reminding myself that the offense is gonna need some time to wake up, with all these early-season travels.

s1c said...

Where is he, by the way? Did any team take him?

Amy not yet, and after his sob story to the Padres in '05, I would be surprised if he did get a nibble.

TB 6
MFY 0

Goint into the bottom of the third!

Amy said...

Poor Doug. Is he really nowhere? I guess I am not really surprised.

Jere said...

joe: CT always gets screwed.

L-girl said...

That's why we gave up trying radio w/ the TV. The delay.

L-girl said...

I was waiting for Jere to say that re CT.

ish said...

ISH- any score yet? down here in ct I can't find the Bruins game

The ice isn't tilted in anybody's favor. 0-0 after 1 period (Joe Grav's got the game on, too. I've been in the living room watching). So, everything's even.

You can count on a hockey game to be 2.5 hours long. Doesn't usually change unless special circumstance. That'd be something if the Sox beat it out time-wise.

Gotta get a run or three, first.

Jere said...

L: Lowell DID NOT run hard at first. I said the same thing on my broadcast as they did. He loafed it out of the box because he was pissed, and it cost us a leadoff man on.

Amy said...

This guy's pitching too well.

L-girl said...

Jere, I disagree.

Joe Grav said...

L, I used to always listen to WEEI while watching the game - ESP. w/ national broadcasts. The delay used to be like half a second, nothing too bad. Now, it always ends up being 5 seconds one way or the other.

s1c said...

Marcum is looking like Cy Young tonight.

FY's Sullivan Tire ad, give me a break, Tito was better.

Jere said...

It was right on TV! I didn't imagine it. He dropped the bat all pissed off and jogged out of the box. Check a replay for proof.

L-girl said...

comments will delayed, brb

Amy said...

What's the NESN plus arrangement and how did CT get screwed?

Joe Grav said...

Well. Sox are 1/2 way done, B's 1/3. I assume the Sox pace will change, though (it seems like the games that start fast always end up dragging on at the end)

ish said...

L, I used to always listen to WEEI while watching the game - ESP. w/ national broadcasts. The delay used to be like half a second, nothing too bad. Now, it always ends up being 5 seconds one way or the other.

Time Warner here in southern Maine... although it has a stupid channel lineup and no commercials for businesses just across the river into New Hampshire... the timing is fantastic for TV mute and radio on. It's about a half second to a second behind the radio.

s1c said...

Now, it always ends up being 5 seconds one way or the other.

'04 I always had Uncle Joe and Trupe on during the playoffs, the delay was like 1/2 sec. Now, because of the foul language time delay (5-7) seconds its the other way around.

Need another Bagel by the Old Timer.

Joe Grav said...

They put the Bruins on 'alternate channels,' none of which are available in some parts of CT.

L-girl said...

Jere, I am also watching TV. I saw it differently. Not a big deal.

Joe Grav said...

gritty popout by Eck

ish said...

NESN Plus Channel Listing"

It might not be covering an existing channel, s1c. Try your 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Amy said...

Wow, five innings in under 90 minutes.

I actually remember when a whole game could be played in two hours (especially pitching duels) and when games typically took two and half. What made them longer---commercials, designated hitter rule, more pitching changes, slower pitchers, all of he above?

L-girl said...

Wow Ish, that's great. Sometimes we would be as much as a full batter behind. The AB would be over, and the batter hadn't even stepped to the plate yet. Crazy.

s1c said...

gritty popout by Eck

I am assuming that you don't like eck.

L-girl said...

You mean Gritty McDirtystein?

ish said...

2nd period. I'll be around sporadically.

L-girl said...

For me it's not that I dislike him, it's just the whole stupid gritty thing. The second coming of Gritsus.

Amy said...

More animals for me to worry about---pigeons locked into the stadium in Toronto.

Jere said...

it stinks to be announcing a game and have everyone complaining about the announcers. Try me!

Joe Grav said...

Hockeytime. I'll be 'round.

Amy said...

Oh, man, he was robbed!

L-girl said...

I'd like to Jere, but I can't. My laptop can't do it.

But I'm not complaining about the announcers.

Joe Grav said...

fastest game ever

Jere said...

i understand, L.

Amy said...

what's with all the hockey talk? Is it the playoffs or something? (I don't care for hockey, obviously.)

L-girl said...

Thanks Amy :)

I called a moratorium on non-baseball sports talk, but I didn't want to be a jerk about enforcing it.

Joe Grav said...

Basically, amy. The Bruins need to win one of their last two games to make the playoffs.

L-girl said...

Bah. Stupid Canuck.

Joe Grav said...

At least. (Depending on scenarios)

Amy said...

Damn. Damn. What's with the white hankies? Don't they know that used to be a way of indicating surrender?

s1c said...

Ish- Yeah, its on CN8, when I looked earlier it had something else on the guide, so I figured I was getting screwed.

TB 6
MFY 4
After 3 in duh Bronx. Girardi is not on the bench, must have gotten tossed.

Matt fragging Stairs. He seems to always kill the Sox.

redsock said...

Damn, I'm missing a good one.

redsock said...

OH FUCK YOU ALEX "GOD" RIOS.

Joe Grav said...

Crap, 1-0 TOR. Dong?

L-girl said...

Canuck Dong. Stairs.

Amy said...

Thanks, Joe. Now I can just focus on baseball anyway. :)

redsock said...

Stairs?

GDGD effed up.

Joe Grav said...

Heh. you said 'canuck dong.'

9casey said...

Hey guys I'm in Ct and have the new At&t UVerse , its fantastic I get the nesn alternative, and shitload more channels the comacst can offer and they rewired the house with Fiber Optic lines, the pic is so clear I cancelled the HD option......

Jack Marshall said...

(puff! puff!)
Typical early season Wake game, huh? No support. If he loses, they'll say it's because he misses Mirabelli.

L-girl said...

Fucking Rios.

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