April 6, 2008

G7: Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 4

Red Sox   - 001 010 110 - 4 10  4
Blue Jays - 000 241 00x - 7 5 0
And so the road trip ends.

Beckett was very sharp early on. Ellsbury bopped a solo homer in the second to give the Sox a 1-0 lead. Beckett walked Rios to start the fourth and Wells followed with a home run. But Varitek came back with a solo shot in the fifth to tie the game at 2-2.

Beckett retired the first two Jays in the fifth, but gave up a little flair to left to Hill, who stole second. After Rios worked an eight-pitch walk, Beckett passed Wells on four straight. In came Delcarmen -- whose first pitch was clubbed to deep left center by Thomas for a grand slam.

Down by three in the 9th, the Sox rallied. Lowell reached on an infield single and with one out, Varitek lined a hit to right center. Ellsbury lined a 1-2 pitch just foul down the left field line before striking out. With two outs, it could have been redemption time for Lugo -- who committed three errors -- but he lofted a routine fly to center to complete the Toronto sweep.

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Josh Beckett (145 ERA+, 2007) / Roy Halladay (103 ERA+)

Beckett returns. Yesterday, it was reported that "the back spasm that forced [Beckett] out of his March 8 spring training start in Fort Myers had its origins in the hip area."

Beckett:
After the first week, my back really responded to the treatment, and once we got rid of the back spasms, basically what we had to do was just strengthen my hip. That's kind of where the problem lied. I think the back spasms were just more of protecting my hip. ...

Once we got the hip to where I could throw every day, throw bullpens, then it was just getting into games and building up.
Halladay lost to the Yankees on April 1 in his first start, allowing seven hits and three runs in seven innings.

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redsock said...

I demand a win.

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

Stewart, LF
Hill, 2B
Rios, RF
Wells, CF
Thomas, DH
Overbay, 1B
Scutaro, 3B
Barajas, C
McDonald, SS

L-girl said...

I'll miss the game today because of stupid training at stupid work. I predict a win, with LBJ figuring in.

(I'll predict this every day, but no matter.)

Enjoy!

redsock said...

Audio did not work on my computer yesterday. Had to go to another desk. Today, it works. Whatever.

Isn't this a national TBS game? Doesn't that mean it's an off-day for BuffyVision? So why is MLBTV saying the game is blacked out? Presumably, I CANNOT watch it the local Toronto broadcast, since there isn't one. So gimme the goddamn game!

Either I am wrong -- and Buffy is working -- or MLB is fucking up again.

nixon33 said...

lets go beckett. lets start that 20 game win season today.

redsock said...

Shields/Wang at the Toilet, also at 1.

nixon33 said...

i was pretty confused as to why i was not able to the sox yesterday. it wasnt a fox game correct? and direct-tv blacked it out...it makes no fucking sense.
i hope this isnt a continuous problem for saturday games...ugh!

nixon33 said...

lasershow with an infield hit!
GOOD AB!

Jere said...

before yesterday's game they tell us how the Sox have made no errors all season. The next two games we make an error on the first batter of the game.

DP makes up for it. Nice. Not as pissed as I was ten seconds ago.

Jere said...

I've got in on NESN, and TBS is a black screen here in the Boston whatever-you call-it area.

redsock said...

you know who never gets mentioned on the list of overpaid, overrated players?

vernon wells.

very overpaid.

Jere said...

Blue Jay dipshit fan yells "overrated" to the man at the plate with his FIVE HUNDRED home runs.

Jere said...

0-0 rays after 2

redsock said...

Who caught Thomas's pop: FY or OF?

nick said...

OF.

redsock said...

Thanks. Wasn't paying attention to the radio, thought they said Pedroia, but CBS has Drew.

Beckett sounds good. I was a little worried about today since he had been facing minor leaguers only.

nick said...

BTW, thanks to Jere's tip last night I bought 2 tix to the Sox/Yankees game next sunday night. Now I have to convince my yankees-loving friend he's not any more busy than me and we should go together.

Jere said...

Jacoby one-fifth of the way to my predicted five-dong day!

nick said...

LB fuckin' J!

I feel for crispy.

redsock said...

A "FUCK YEAH" FOR LYNDON!

nick said...

LBJ vs. the doc 4-4 w/ 2 HRs.

redsock said...

L will be happy.

Zenslinger said...

Laura has probably always wanted to see what LBJ's dong would look like sailing through the air...but haven't we all?

Jere said...

Nick, glad I could help. Amy--we'll get you tickets next! I'm going to two Yankee games next weekend at Fenway, face value. They released 'em last night.

redsock said...

I thought it best to save the dong talk to one of you guys. :>)

Jere said...

Tito's like, That's it, Ellsbury, you're batting ninth tomorrow!

nick said...

dang, that was a close one! from the comfort of my couch I'd've called a K.

Zenslinger said...

I thought it best to save the dong talk to one of you guys.

In life, one enjoys being of some use to his fellow human beings.

redsock said...

CBS: "Ortiz grounded out to pitcher."

WTF?

redsock said...

obrien says that eckstein will become a big fan favorite with jays fans.

what he doesn't know is that mcdonald is a HUGE fan favorite. it defies all logic. THEY LOVE HIM.

Jere said...

I guess the ball was kind of near the mound on that grounder by Ortiz.... terrible job by CBS

redsock said...

and mcdonald's fielding is so good, the jays are probably hurting themselves by going with gritty mcgritstein.

Zenslinger said...

Yanks let scoring opportunity slip away in the third -- Betemit thrown out at third on Milk Dud's single. MD makes it to third with two outs and Jeter grounds out after a long at bat.

nick said...

I got to the game too late to see Lowell's error. what form did it take?

redsock said...

shut up with the fucking college sports, castig.

Jere said...

i say the Devils break through against Wang in the fourth.

(I'm taking out Rays and leaving just the other part.)

redsock said...

tangible, once again.

Jere said...

dien bien phu

redsock said...

so tampa will pleasure itself by slapping wang around?

Jere said...

nick, see my 1:19 comment

Jere said...

oh, you mean what did he actually do? he missed a grounder, right under the glove, went for a short hop on a high hopper he had to charge.

redsock said...

42 pitches for beckett thru 3.

16-13-13

nick said...

I was calling 'em the Devils last night at work. Talking to a friend at work last night who was amazed at the idiocy of that, yet Cleveland still has the Indians. glad we have perspective in this country.

Jere said...

BJ Upton will take some strokes with the wood against wang. Don't blow it!

redsock said...

When do you think Girardi will yank his Wang?

Jere said...

smoke wang, BJ!

Jere said...

two balls on bj from wang

redsock said...

the possibilities are nearly endless.

when they first signed wang and he was in the low minors, there was a sosh thread that went on forever -- it was epic.

Jere said...

base on balls for bj. Come on, cliFFFloyd.

Jere said...

still a NO HITTER for Wang thru 3.5

Zenslinger said...

Wangs actually strokin' some strikeouts today. Scary.

nick said...

thanks for the descrip on that, jere.

Oh good, a strike.

redsock said...

i hear wang learned how to pitch from dick pole.

redsock said...

damn.

nick said...

da fuck!

so down there we got a bunch of devils waving their wood and some wang making them look like nothing.

Jere said...

take that, shitty blue jays fans. fuck 'em.

nick said...

I was fooled by that one. Cursing and oh look.

Jere said...

nothing like making 412 Jays fans shut up.

redsock said...

how do you rate that catch, idiot jays fans?

Jere said...

Shemp with a 2-run dong. Shit.

Jere said...

lugo, that is horrible...

redsock said...

Lug-E.

nick said...

G'dammit. what's with these guys?

Paul Molitor. When I was a youngster the Brewers were my main team.

Joe Grav said...

Good afternoon, all - just got in. I hear Jacoby got a dinger. What happened to put TOR on top?

Jere said...

cool, someone who thinks of Molitor as a Brewer... Cooper, Ogilvie, Thomas, Gantner, Yount. Those will always be the Brewers to me.

(Although watching the '75 Series Game 2 last night I realize some people think of some of those guys as Red Sox...)

redsock said...

o'brien going on and on (and on) about how great pitching wins are (beckett has one more than johan over the last 3 years). moron.

redsock said...

a rios walk and a wells dong to start this inning.

Joe Grav said...

O'Brien is such a generalist, I think, that he can't endear himself to any particular audience. I kind of like him, but he gets on my nerves.

redsock said...

he seems fine, but the lack of common sense from announcers is completely mind-boggling.

then again, they also talk about a team's winning percentage with player x in the lineup. which is even stupider than judging a pitcher by his w-l record.

Patrick said...

Just woke up in time for the fouth. A bad one. Sigh.

Come on guys, BUST OUT!!!

redsock said...

ok -- a little tek and tacoby action!

Patrick said...

DONG!!!!

Jere said...

DONG, Tek!

Joe Grav said...

HOMER! YEAHHHHH Tek!

s1c said...

My captain, My captain!!!!

redsock said...

hey hey -- both of the boys are dongin' today!

Patrick said...

People were placing bets on how many strikeouts Tek would have this year, after the series in Tokyo.

Since then he's dropping dongs on the regular and throwing guys out at second. PSHHAW

L-girl said...

Just stopped in on a break. Zen is right, I'm sorry I missed LBJ's dong. But glad to know he has one.

....



As we all are, of course.

Go Sox! Now back to stupid training

nick said...

whoop!

I gotta say Tek's jog was not smooth looking, kinda jerky.

Joe Grav said...

When DOB did pbp for the soccer World Cup, people were calling for him to be tarred and feathered, as he clearly lacked knowledge of the game. Still, he seemed to have passion.

I sort of disliked him before I saw a feature on him on some show (Red Sox Report, maybe?). I was impressed with how much he just loves sports in general, and knows at least a little bit about almost everything. Now that he's specializing on the Sox mostly, I think he'll get better and better.

L-girl said...

nice work, captain!

bye now.

redsock said...

the thing i harp on o'brien for is that in 2006 he was STILL ragging on manny for his watching of his dong in oakland way back in 2003.

i assume he has to tone down his mums to call the sox games.

Patrick said...

I'm getting worried about the BJs this year.

Jere said...

I-bar breaks up Wang's no-hitter! I bent my Wookie!

redsock said...

I'm getting worried about the BJs this year.

don't. they'll be battling the devils for 3rd place.

Patrick said...

of course they will. When the sox get your predicted 104Ws.

redsock said...

... or battling the devils for second place.

redsock said...

MDC up

Jere said...

Robinson Cano, as primitive as can E, first and third one out Devils.

Patrick said...

6k!

redsock said...

every year people think the jays will challenge the sox and mfy. and every year, they show they are a .500 club. they haven't done anything to better the team significantly from last year.

bos and ny would have to really falter for the east to be three-team battle.

Jere said...

Aybar caught stealing home?!?!

Joe Grav said...

Who's coming in next inning? Lips?

Jere said...

maybe a squeeze gone awry....

Joe Grav said...

ah, MDC, nm

redsock said...

lips went 2.1 IP and threw 30 pitches yesterday, so he's probably out.

Patrick said...

HAHA, although you're overlooking the acquisition of the omnipotent David Eckstein. WS MVP David Eckstein. Heaven help us.

Joe Grav said...

Yeah, I missed yesterday's game I went to take a cat nap at noon and wound up sleeping until 3:30 by accident. It turned out to be a good thing, I think.

Patrick said...

I missed yesterdays game too. thank goodness.

Andy said...

I find Buck Martinez knows what he is talking about and that is the only thing that makes his voice bearable.

redsock said...

castig has no idea what "moneyball" means.

it's only the most important baseball book in decades -- why not know what it says?

Joe Grav said...

I give him a pass, he's like 83 years old, and he's everyone's lovable ole' uncle. At least he doesn't say a bunch of annoying ignorant things.

Joe Grav said...

I do miss the Trupe/Castig back and forth banter, especially during blowout games.

redsock said...

the only thing that makes his voice bearable.

the only thing that would make his voice bearable to me is if i was paid $25 per syllable he spoke.

Joe Grav said...

are you listening on gameday audio allan? how much of a delay do you have?

redsock said...

pitch count ...rising ....

Patrick said...

Time for redemption dear Beckett!

redsock said...

following along with cbs updates, it is usually 1 or 2 pitches ahead of the radio. very rarely does it get caught up.

Andy said...

Is jere the only legitimate announcer accepted on this site?

Joe Grav said...

Ruh-roh.......

redsock said...

i put through the first tek dong comment and heard the pitch before the dong on the radio.

Patrick said...

MDC MDC MDC! Don't throw Thomas that 81mph change up, PLEASE!

Andy said...

Suckkkkks. Josh doesnt want to go.

Joe Grav said...

eek, that would aggravate me to no end.

redsock said...

time for mdc and his goatee of terror.

nick said...

yay! I like it when the left side of the infield doesn't commit an error!

seriously though, anyone want some carrots and hummus?

Patrick said...

...I'm listening to the radio Redsock, and I got in the first tek Dong.

redsock said...

so did tito stay too long with beckett hoping to get his 5 innings and a W?

Andy said...

what would win? Youk Goat or MDC Goat? consider the speed and agility of MDC and the strength and power of Youk.

redsock said...

hmmm, the actual radio? i assume there is an internet delay.

Patrick said...

ARGHHHHHH

Andy said...

I think they pulled beckett too early.

Joe Grav said...

Are you f$$$$ing kidding me? I never thought I'd be begging for White Flag to come back.

Jere said...

God Damn Grand Dong

nixon33 said...

UN FUCKING BELIEVABLE
ONE FUCKING PITCH

redsock said...

fuck a duck.

nick said...

gah fuck. I don't want to see the same score as yesterday.

p.s. my last post was written like ten minutes ago, but I never hit enter. accidentally did now.

anyhow, gah fuck!

Andy said...

Now after youk's homer and drew's grand slam, MDC will get the win. Unfair.

redsock said...

thomas seems like a nice guy. i liked him when he was with chicago and i'm glad he was able to get his career started again. but jesus christ ...

Joe Grav said...

Sock, Yahoo.com's gamecaster is a little quicker than CBS

Patrick said...

That would be alright, Andy.

Jere said...

Yanks leave em loaded

Jere said...

dicks taken off pond

redsock said...

alright - i'm switching to yahoo. this cbs shit has gone on long enough.

commence rally!

redsock said...

this yahoo thing looks like a fucking mess, but i'll stick with it.

nick said...

"oh never mind. I messed it up" Remmy

Andy said...

Ok after drew's slam and LBJ's 2nd homer MDC will get the win. Unfair. Would be ok, yes, but unfair.

redsock said...

three picthes to flo and yahoo has not started yet.

Joe Grav said...

Once you get used to it, it's awesome, trust me.

Does anyone else have the Subway $5 footlong jingle stuck in their head?

That jingle and Butters' "What what in the butt" song from the last South Park episode have been playing in a constant loop in my head. It's awful

Andy said...

Tek slam and LBJ homer. 2 shots for each today would be legendary.

Joe Grav said...

Hmm, it's almost instant response for me - maybe it's not getting along well with your computer.

Patrick said...

Manny set the table.

nick said...

MBM comences the 2-out rally!

Patrick said...

You're not my buddy, Guy!

redsock said...

tried again, not working well for me.

Joe Grav said...

come on Doc

Joe Grav said...

You're not my guy, friend!

redsock said...

nice yahoo headline:
"will the tigers ever win?"

nick said...

"what what in the butt" made it to south park? Have you ever seen the original video on youtube?

redsock said...

oooo - gameday is working for me today. didn't yesterday or friday so i didn't bother trying today.

fascinating, i know.

Patrick said...

I'm not your friend, Buddy!

Joe Grav said...

is this road trip over yet

Andy said...

ok well we lose again by a lot.

Jere said...

Lowell's having serious issues at the plate. Hitting a lot of balls to the right side which is weird for him. But looks lost every time.

Andy said...

I was gonna say isn't gameday better than all those others. Glad it works for you.

Joe Grav said...

I didn't consider it to be too risque, at least not by south park standards. I mean, by normal standards, an 8 year old singing "you wanna do it in my butt?" would probably raise some red flags, but on south park... nah

redsock said...

i totally have no idea what you are talking about.

Jere said...

aardsma will have a 1-2-3. two ground outs and a fly out

Joe Grav said...

Did the latest South Park episode not get aired in Canada? If so, that's pretty funny

Andy said...

error on lugo please

Jere said...

was about to say "there's one" but Lugo fucked him over.

Patrick said...

Sigh! Fenway, O! How we miss thee.

redsock said...

no, they get aired here -- often without any bleeps at all -- but i did not see it.

Joe Grav said...

Check it out at southparkstudios.com when you get the chance. Canada goes on strike! (writers guild parody)

Andy said...

Bad News Sox

redsock said...

i love south park, but laura hates it with a passion i thought she reserved only for "freebird", so either we are watching a movie together ot i never remember to go off to the other tv and watch it.

i did see that every episode is online now.

Andy said...

Cora Cora Cora!!!

Jere said...

well, he did as good as a 1-2-3, but inning still going thanks to Jul-E-o

Jere said...

still plenty of infield grandstand singles for Sunday nite vs. Yanks. behind poles, but still...

Joe Grav said...

I can hear the chants at Fenway... low-rie, low-rie, low-rie

redsock said...

AAA-rdsma's job slipping away.

Andy said...

If Lugeo gets a hit, god willing, he will probably run the wrong way.

redsock said...

jeemer up

Jere said...

sock, I notice you're anti-Aard. I think he's done fine. Came in the other day and battled against Eckstein who finally drew the walk with a fake out of the ump, and then today he shoulda been outta this, if not for Lugo effing around.

nick said...

Could it get any worse for Lugo?

Even his good efforts go wrong.

Andy said...

remember when the sox came back in the end to beat the yankees last year? Still early here.

and as I write that Loogey again blows a play. Does he play for the Jays?

Patrick said...

When's the first game at Fenway?

redsock said...

nah - just bitching about the BB.

Joe Grav said...

time to be concerned about the pen?

Jere said...

leadoff 1b for FLoyd. Come on, Rays! Break through!

Patrick said...

Concerned about the pen? Timlin is about to come back, and that dude is in his prime!

nick said...

Did you see Lugo's face after he made that catch? SO glad to get out of there.

Overall, what I've seen of Aard(vark?) has looked fairly decent--to my untrained eye.

redsock said...

Actually, I thought he was an interesting pickup.

Let's shut these fair-weather idiots up with some serious lumber.

OnFire will get it going.

Jere said...

Buck Naked playing right for the Jaze

Jere said...

Hinske 1b! 2 on no out!

And a Drew Dong!!!

Patrick said...

DONG!!!!!

nick said...

DREW DONG!

redsock said...

stewart out, buck naked in LF

redsock said...

J.D. Dong.

Joe Grav said...

JD really is on fire.

redsock said...

my naked comment got effed up and jere beat me to it.

Jere said...

except I put Buck in the wrong position. Or you did. But I think me.

redsock said...

He's in LF -- I win!!!

Jere said...

Joba in with no outs in the 7th, 1st and 3rd. Good. I say bring him on.

Jere said...

joba gets first ass hole on three pitches. The guy who got caught stealing home before

redsock said...

jeemer in.

so did JtC follow Wang?

Patrick said...

Joba relieved the wang.

redsock said...

if you want a pitcher taken to the woodshed, you got to do it yourself. we'll slap justin around soon.

Jere said...

renteria: havana nights

Patrick said...

Wow. Bring up Lowrie. I don't care. Put Mirabelli in a second, this is ridiculous.

redsock said...

when did we sign knoblauch to play short?

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