May 3, 2008

G32: Red Sox 12, Rays 4

Rays    - 020 100 010 -  4   8  0
Red Sox - 311 202 03x - 12 15 0
A week in the life of James Shields:
              PIT  IP    H   R  ER  BB   K   BF
Sunday 0427 99 9 2 0 0 1 7 29
Saturday 0503 98 3.2 10 7 7 3 3 24
The Sox wasted little time exacting their revenge. Ellsbury single, Pedroia single, Ortiz double (RBI), Ramirez single (2 RBI). After only 17 pitches, Boston led 3-0.

Everyone chipped in:
Ellsbury - 2 hits, double, walk, 2 runs
Pedroia - 3 hits, double, RBI, 2 runs
Ortiz - 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 runs
Ramirez - single, 2 walks, 2 RBI, 2 runs
Lowell - double, run
Youkilis - single, 3 walks, RBI, run
Drew - single, double, walk, 2 RBI, 2 runs
Varitek - single, HBP, 3 RBI
Lugo - double, RBI

Beckett: 8-7-4-1-5, 100. Aardsma finished up.
***

James Shields (2.54, 165 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.10, 107 ERA+)

These guys matched up last Sunday. Shields faced 29 hitters in a two-hit complete game. Beckett had a career-high 13 strikeouts. Tampa won the game 3-0.

Also: Felix/Mussina at 1 PM.

258 comments:

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nixon33 said...

I love saturday night games.

Andy said...

That was a pretty amazing pitching performance on both sides last week.

In fact if I am allowed to state the obvious here, our pitching has been superior, except for wakefield.

Just need bats.

redsock said...

SEA: 001 000 0 - 1 8 2
NYY: 103 002 0 - 6 13 2

ish said...

Weather is looking dry for the game tonight. It rained during the day today, but it looks to have exited.

Tomorrow, though, we're looking at rain. Kind of concerned as to whether it'll be played at all or not, but they've got all day to wait it out if they want.

redsock said...

Finals:
NYY 6, SEA 1
TOR 5, CWS 2

BAL 1, LAA 0 (3)

redsock said...

Globe sez:

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

Amy said...

Sorry I missed the game last night, but we are on the Cape with no TV or internet (until Comcast arrived at noon today). My daughter was there and lasted til the 6th before being too tired.

I just scrolled through the thread quickly. Saw the interesting non-baseball chat about Ivy Leagues and Harvard. I have my own thoughts on that, but it will have to wait for another day.

Going to miss the first part tonight as well. And we have no wireless so cannot gamethread while watching. (The internet connection is in another room of our 500 sq foot cottage!) Oh, well, GO SOX!

Andy said...

MLB.tv is FSN for the preview bit looks to have switched.

L-girl said...

We missed you too!

Jere said...

Mel OTT

s1c said...

our first OTT of the night!!!

Now let's get this game off on the right track by scoring oh, 4 or 5 runs!!!

Andy said...

Looks like the kid didn't take it hard when the coach dogged him for being a baby. OHHH whatever thats what happened and you all know it.

Jere said...

good start

s1c said...

Time for Papi to be Papi!!!

L-girl said...

OHHH whatever thats what happened and you all know it.

What does this mean?

Jere said...

that's a risk playing the LF so far over--Papi's been going opp. field

s1c said...

Papi!!!

Jere said...

jacoby scores easily. nice. 1-0

L-girl said...

1-0 already?!?! We are back!

s1c said...

looks like a good call!!!

Mummy time!!!

s1c said...

Almost as good!!!

Jere said...

yeah! woulda been a DP on the old camera angle, instead a 2-run 1B. (I'll stop making the camera angle joke now)

x-hj-x said...

Ladies and gentlemen, we have an all-hitter going. :-D

x-hj-x said...

...aaaand now we don't. Bummer.

Andy said...

So the Devils removed the Devil from their rays and then added a Sun type logo to the word Rays. Does this mean they are no longer calling themselves the animal ray and are now the really hippy Sun Rays?

Jere said...

Lowell puts head down, Don not excited--tells me the ball's playable right away--yet the camera does the "ball in air shot," instead of showing us the fielder camped under the ball.

L-girl said...

The animal ray.

The Sunshine State.

Andy said...

This lineup is the second best one we can field. Remove Lugo and put in Lowrie. That will be our world series lineup for sure.

L-girl said...

Joe C: "...and the right-fielder is Gross. [pause] That's his name."

s1c said...

will take it, now another OTT would be nice.

Jere said...

NCA (New Camera Angle) still screwing with me. I'm so used to knowing exactly where a ball's hit on the field. Now I'm seeing balls that I think are in one place, but then turn out to be a few feet over. The big one is when a ball's hit right at you. On the old, that goes to the shortstop, now it goes right up the middle. This will take some getting used to. And I will miss watching my buddies in the front row.

Jere said...

that shit is gross or what have you

Jere said...

jacoby again scores easily, 4-2 us

L-girl said...

i read jere's comment, on the radio the pitch had not even been thrown.

i gotta remember: audio or game thread but not both.

allan is stuck working (at work).

Jere said...

Papi 2 for 2.

Lord Lynch said...

Good evening all from dark old London

Lord Lynch said...

Not been able to watch as much recently, but we have a Public Holiday on Monday so allowing myself a little late night entertainment this evening.

s1c said...

The Lord is in the house!!!

and that is one down

Lord Lynch said...

Doesn't appear many others are s1c!

Nice one Dr Double!

heng brothers said...

Just after three:

Top four in the order (LBJ, FY, Tiz, Manny): 6-7, BB, 2B, 4 R, 4 RBI

Bottom five: 0-5, BB

Nice leather by Doubles on that bunt by Iwamura though.

L-girl said...

I'm here, but semi-avoiding the thread. On weekends I listen at work on MLB audio. The delay is huge, and the thread ruins it for me. People are posting the outcome of an at-bat before the pitch is even thrown.

What holiday is it in the UK?

Lord Lynch said...

May Day! Workers of the world and all that!

Any excuse to take one of our limited holidays...

s1c said...

ON FIRE!!! who reallyyy, realllyyy, needs to get on a roll.

C'mon Tek!!!

Lord Lynch said...

Gameday is a bit like that for mlb.tv - if you have the top resolution feed on it is about a minute behind, so the second best resolution is less of a pain....

L-girl said...

May Day was a couple of days ago. But I guess they move it to the Monday.

It's not originally Marxist or communist, you know. It originated with US labour movement and the fight for an 8-hour day.

Back to the radio..

Lord Lynch said...

I bow to your knowledge, l. We do move it to the first Monday in May. The main gripe here is that we can have Easter, May Day and Whitsun within six weeks of each other, and outside of Christmas, we get one more public holiday all year.

A day off is a day off.

Lord Lynch said...

Slugo.....

Good stuff.

Is this the same Shields as last weekend?

L-girl said...

Only 'cause I blog about it every year.

Canadians used to complain about having no day off between New Year's and Easter. So some provinces invented "Family Day", a meaningless day off in February. Like you said, a day off is a day off.

L-girl said...

When does regression to the Hinske mean begin? He leads the league in slugging.

s1c said...

c'mon josh, its time to put a stop to this.

redsock said...

When does regression to the Hinske mean begin? He leads the league in slugging.

Why can't we get players like that?

...

I hope to join you in a couple of innings.

phil said...

Family Day sounds like something Hallmark would've invented to sell cards, like Grandparents Day.

Lord Lynch said...

Josh not having one of his finer outings.

phil said...

I miss playing against the shitty Rays instead of the grudgingly respectable Rays.

s1c said...

Nice block of the plate by Tek!!!

Lord Lynch said...

MBM.....

phil said...

Runs, please.

L-girl said...

Manny's arm + Tek's block = sit down Rays!

s1c said...

FY!!!

L-girl said...

FY hacking again, but we'll take the double!

phil said...

Yes, runs like those. Just like those.

s1c said...

Papi!!!

L-girl said...

PAPI 3 for 3! Yeah baby.

phil said...

So when was the last time the Sox scored in four consecutive innings?

s1c said...

Crap, needed Youk to score that run, I have no faith right now in J.D.

Lord Lynch said...

tek.

bases loaded.

holds breath.

phil said...

ObTekWithBasesLoadedComment.

phil said...

Heh, that's one way to make an rbi.

L-girl said...

HBP! Ha. That makes it easy.

More runs! More!!

Lord Lynch said...

A Howeller....

L-girl said...

I'm leaving work now. What will be the score when I get home? I'll say... 10-3.

Lord Lynch said...

night all.....

redsock said...

Here I am! Looks like I missed some fun.

Sarah Gates said...

Hey gang! I was listening on the radio while driving home, but this is much better now. TV, game thread - all I need is a beer.

redsock said...

A cold beer would be just about perfect right now.

redsock said...

doc-tah!

s1c said...

dr doubles!!!!

Jere said...

9-3, almost there...

Sarah Gates said...

Since I have no beer, I've settled for a bourbon. It is Kentucky Derby Day after all.

redsock said...

I'm at work, so I'll make a cup of tea. :<(

ish said...

Evening, chaps.

9 runs. That seems about as strange as Hank Steinbrenner saying something intelligent.

Sarah Gates said...

I'm at work, so I'll make a cup of tea. :<(

I rather suspected that. I'd pass you the bourbon and you could make it a hot toddy, but alas, I cannot reach.

redsock said...

let's hope it's not that rare.

L-girl said...

Just walked in and it's 9-3. Missed it by that much! Looks good tho. Watching the rest sans puter. Enjoy all.

Sarah Gates said...

I dunno, Ish. I have far more confidence in our bats than in Mr. Hanky's intelligence.

redsock said...

GD has Beckett at 89 pitches.

ish said...

I have far more confidence in our bats than in Mr. Hanky's intelligence.

I agree. Also, we could get used to this again rather quickly. Lotsa runs.

Jere said...

JEre mains hot

Jere said...

I heard (whatever the rival blog of this one is) says they don't think we can hit 201 tonight! Don't think we have it in us! What do we think about that???

Jere said...

A dong just hit Manny's 496 thing!

ish said...

I heard (whatever the rival blog of this one is) says they don't think we can hit 201 tonight! Don't think we have it in us! What do we think about that???

Not sure about that. But, what I am sure about, is that the Habs are being eliminated! Woo!

Jere said...

I can't believe it took that happening for me to realize how cool it would be if Manny hits that spot for his 500th.

SoSock said...

Hi guys
Just got in
Wait

redsock said...

I have a rival? A nemesis perhaps?

SoSock said...

Ok,
Looking good so far

SoSock said...

Let's see, that's 96

Jere said...

it was just supposed to be a joke to get us to try to get to 201 tonight... no rival.

SoSock said...

So, re-ran the GDGD on the 1st few innings

Jere said...

there ya go, sosock's got it

ish said...

8 IP for Beckett. He gives up four runs, doesn't have his best stuff tonight, but man he's a horse. Just keeps going and going and going, and we'll be able to have Timlin or Aardsma pitch the 9th and go to bed.

SoSock said...

Hate I missed all that. Must have been fun!
(99)

Sarah Gates said...

I can't believe it took that happening for me to realize how cool it would be if Manny hits that spot for his 500th.

Could be worse - it took you saying that for me to think of it! Sadly, as cool as that would be, I think 500 will come on the road. In Detroit.

SoSock said...

1 inning to go, this is going to be a stretch you know

Amy said...

Evening, all. Just got back from dinner but saw some of the game on the bar TV. Looks like our bats are waking up! Saw Manny's nice DP throw at home. Now back to the game. Just saying hi....

Jere said...

Gary's Old Towne Tavern says we can't do it!!!!

Sarah Gates said...

I clearly need to start some really trivial off topic conversation...

SoSock said...

Hi Amy!
Type something, anything.

Jere said...

AMy, can you say hi over the course of ten separate posts?

Sarah Gates said...

Hi Amy!! I keep missing you on the thread. Either I'm here or you are, never both.

SoSock said...

My LL team got shellacked again today. Trivial enough?

redsock said...

I think 500 will come on the road. In Detroit.

If it does, it better not be Thursday. We're at the other 3 games!

SoSock said...

Dammit. GDGD froze up . What did Mummy do?

Sarah Gates said...

I have to say, I think our phantom nemesis might be on to something here... I don't see another 90 posts in the next inning.

But who cares what that guy thinks? He's not even up to 100 on his imaginary thread!

ish said...

I have to sneeze.

ish said...

I just sneezed.

Jere said...

Manny walked, Lowell, lined hard to left

SoSock said...

Ish sneezed!

Jere said...

Does everybody/anybody know what Gary's Old Towne Tavern is from?

Jere said...

"I just sneezed."

Looking or swinging?

Sarah Gates said...

Hmmm... LL. Potentially trivial enough, but not nearly off topic enough.

SoSock said...

Take a few pitches Youk.
We need to chat.

redsock said...

Maybe if we get to 190-something, I'll disable comments on this post! Heh heh.

Jere said...

Walk for Youk

Sarah Gates said...

Ish just sneezed looking.

SoSock said...

Yook took a few pitches

ish said...

TEN runs!

Sarah Gates said...

WERD to yo mama!

ish said...

Ish just sneezed looking.

Backwards Sneezed.

Jere said...

Ish, if you wanna see some photos that are less-awesome than yours, I'm doing Somerville Open Studios. Today and tomorrow. Oh wait, you're in Maine, right?

SoSock said...

Drew!!
on fire? maybe?

redsock said...

Bring in Timlin, the Rays will tie it up, and we'll hit 401 in extras!

ish said...

Aardsma for the 9th, it appears.

Sarah Gates said...

Jere, I wish I were up in that neighborhood tomorrow, I would totally show up. Bit of a hike though, especially since I have to work.

ish said...

TWELVE RUNS!

Jere said...

Tek out stretching a quarter-dong into a half-dong.

SoSock said...

Bring in Timlin, the Rays will tie it up, and we'll hit 401 in extras!
Hilaaaaaarious. but unfortunately, not too far off. :(

Jere said...

Thanks Sarah.

Okay, Gary's Old Towne Tavern was the rival bar on Cheers.

ish said...

Ish, if you wanna see some photos that are less-awesome than yours, I'm doing Somerville Open Studios. Today and tomorrow. Oh wait, you're in Maine, right?

Yep. About 60 miles north of Boston.

Jere said...

We are 138!

(My Misfits reference that nobody ever gets..)

SoSock said...

Tek comes thru, but keeps going.

Jere said...

10:04 PM. "A bolt of lightning!"

Amy said...

Hi, Sara.

Jere said...

Lowrie in

Sarah Gates said...

Thanks for the 8 Becks!

Amy said...

I mean Sarah!

Jere said...

cash in

Amy said...

Hi SoSock.

Jere said...

Aardsma Iin.

ish said...

So tell me about Somerville Open Studios. I wouldn't be able to make it down there tomorrow, but it sounds interesting.

Amy said...

What was with Tek going to second? Was he trying to get the game over?

Jere said...

"Cash in now honey"

Amy said...

Why are we trying to get to 201? Is there a contest or something?

Sarah Gates said...

Those guys were enjoying that foul ball too much!

Andy said...

I don't understand Tito. This is obviously a Timlin save situation.

SoSock said...

Damn Jere!
I can't freaking believe I didn't remember the Gary's thing. I was a religious watcher all the way thru.
Now I'm curious - how did it go over up there?

ish said...

He's saving Timlin for the closer games.

Andy said...

For Timlin this IS a close game.

Jere said...

How did what go over up where?

ish said...

Remy keeps saying Don's in a bad mood. Don keeps saying he's not in a bad mood.

Now they're talking about construction on the expressway.

Andy said...

I would pitch Timlin in the top and after it was tied up, I would pinch hit Lugo in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs.

ish said...

We're just curious to see if we could hit 201 tonight. 20 minutes ago we weren't even at 100.

SoSock said...

Cheers - in Boston.
Was it popular?

ish said...

Oi. Aardsma almost got bitch-slapped by that ball.

Amy said...

Are we ragging on Timlin?

Amy said...

Well, I can always ask my usual dumb question and get lots of people telling me the answer.

Jere said...

I don't know how the show Cheers went over in Boston, I'm from the NY-metro area. (but still New England!)

redsock said...

new blogger feature - post-dating posts.

i could write a post, set the time of posting for 5 AM tomorrow and go to sleep. at 5 AM, it would appear on the blog! L tried it this morning and it worked. cool.

SoSock said...

Are we ragging on Timlin?

Why wouldn't we? He's really done. Seriously. Over. Toast.

Tho I hope he can make a liar out of me.

Jere said...

"Are we ragging on Timlin?"

Not "we".

Andy said...

In the struggle towards 201 I will go on.

Lugo gets hits and then RBI's when it absolutely does not matter at all. Singles with 2 outs and RBI's in 8 run blowouts do not really matter. I am saying his batting average is a fraud. Sure he gets on base but wouldn't it be better to not always be the last out with runners on base? I wish we had that stat. Well we do with the LOB stat. But how many times was a guy last out, with runners or not.

ish said...

I don't know how the show Cheers went over in Boston, I'm from the NY-metro area. (but still New England!)

Where does the New York metro area end in CT? (or begin)

Amy said...

I lived in Boston during the Cheers era. Other than creating a bar with that name, I don't recall it being particularly popular there---not any more than anywhere else.

ish said...

Remy and Don are talking about flavored candles.

SoSock said...

Aardvark is trying to give us a shot at 200!

Jere said...

Fairfield County is considered the Tri-State Area. But even, for the census' sake, Litchfield County is part of the NY-metro.

Amy said...

OK, now I see we are trying to pick a fight with Jere about Timlin so we can get to 201.

Not me, Jere. I am the peacemaker tonight.

Andy said...

I am not going to let go of my hate for Lugo and my pity for Timlin. You all made me give up my Wakefield dislike. I will not be swayed any further.

Jere said...

Hey I still can't stand Drew for the most part.

Amy said...

The diving line between Yankee country and Red Sox country is Hartford, but that doesn't define the NY metro area.

To me Fairfield country is in the NY metro area, but not Litchfield or New Haven. But that's just my opinion.

ish said...

A good old-fashioned argument is a good way of getting to 201...

Andy said...

Can anyone really explain why Lugo still starts? Coco doesn't start if LBJ is healthy.

Amy said...

That should have said dividing line. Not diving line.

Jere said...

"The diving line between Yankee country and Red Sox country is Hartford,"

The line is jagged, Amy. And drifting west!!!

SoSock said...

Who is this guy?
Kindabizarro?

Amy said...

We are almost there. I am not watching this half inning for the cause. So tell me if I should be worried.

Jere said...

We're on our feet

Jere said...

We're on our feet

Andy said...

I mean lugo isnt even an automatic stolen base like ellsbury is. There is no point to 2 out singles when you will always stay on first.

ish said...

I couldn't make the distinction because I've never been along the south coast of CT. I've only been along the I-84 corridor and the northern tier of the state.

Jere said...

Don't read, just post

Jere said...

over

Amy said...

Yes, the line is jagged. E.g., New Haven is MFY area. But Waterbury is Red Sox Country.

Sarah Gates said...

Damn! A phone call is keeping me from contributing.

Andy said...

not fair double posting for 201

Jere said...

and 201 is.....reached?

Jere said...

reached?

SoSock said...

Could be over soon - does it count if we get there before they get off the field?

Andy said...

Game set match

ish said...

The water is FILTHY. NASTY!!!

The end of the game kinda snuck up on me there. Forgot it was the 9th already. So used to these close games I was expecting the Red Sox to have to bat again. Oops.

Amy said...

Does it count once the game is over?

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