May 9, 2008

G38: Twins 7, Red Sox 6

Red Sox - 020 040 000 - 6  12  1
Twins - 220 100 002 - 7 11 1
Bot blew another one.

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Jon Lester (3.94, 110 ERA+) / Boof Bonser (4.29, 92 ERA+)

Boston is now 23-14 (101-win pace); only Arizona (23-12) has a better record.

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redsock said...

I may post something else this afternoon, if I have time, but figured I'd put this up now.

ish said...

Mop Up only gets 1 game suspension after appeal.

Amy said...

I'll be happy enough with 100 wins.

redsock said...

It's "The Mop", not "Mop Up".

redsock said...

Oatmeal!

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

Gomez, CF
Harris, 2B
Mauer, C
Morneau, 1B
Cuddyer, RF
Kubel, DH
Young, LF
Tolbert, 3B
Everett, SS

See you at 8!

redsock said...

On Pace Standings!

BOS 101-61 --- ---
TBR 87-75 --- 14 GB
NYY 81-81 --- 20 GB
BAL 79-83 --- 22 GB
TOR 76-85 --- 25 GB

ish said...

It's "The Mop", not "Mop Up".

Ooooooohhh. Well excuse me then.

I apologize to whomever I just said got suspended for one game then.

Who might that be?

ish said...

Donald Trump, on A-Rod:

"He always plays bad under pressure. Derek Jeter, he's the greatest. People love Derek Jeter. Are those cameras on? This is going to get broadcast back home. Oh, now he'll leave my building."

L-girl said...

I'm watching Jays vs Spiders while I wait for our game to start. Great pitching matchup - Halliday / Sabbathia.

Get this. Our friends at Buffyvision are making fun of The Jake being renamed Progressive Field, how no one can remember the name, how the announcers all have to keep correcting themselves.

You know, the announcers who call games at The Rogers Centre, formerly known as Skydome...!

Yeesh! What morans.

Patrick said...


BOS 101-61 --- ---
TBR 87-75 --- 14 GB
NYY 81-81 --- 20 GB
BAL 79-83 --- 22 GB
TOR 76-85 --- 25 GB


A thing of beauty that is. A thing of beauty.

Patrick said...

From YFSF:
You know what else is embarrassing? Being named Boof.

You know what's even more embarrassing? Choosing the name "Boof." Yes, Bonser actually changed his name from John Paul Bonser to Boof Bonser

L-girl said...

Looks like the away-team theory is holding: the Twins homers are on here.

9casey said...

Lester has to be on tonight this team can run ....so please keep the walks under 3.......

L-girl said...

But Boof is his name! Why is that embarrassing?

9casey said...

And this team has walked less than anyone in the league....

9casey said...

He was also part of this great trade........


Traded by the San Francisco Giants with Francisco Liriano and Joe Nathan to the Minnesota Twins for A.J. Pierzynski and cash.

Patrick said...

And this team has walked less than anyone in the league....

That could be a real help for Lester, if these guys are free swingers. I like our chances.

L-girl said...

I always like our chances.

Patrick said...

Detroit has pull ahead of the Yanks, 3-1.

Can't imagine how they got to Igawa so early...

Patrick said...

I wish Jacoby would take more pitches, especially in his first at bat.

Patrick said...

My bad, Boof was throwing strikes...

L-girl said...

Everyone seems to be less patient, more hacking. I don't know if it's true, but it seems like we're having shorter at-bats in general.

I don't want to ask anyone to run numbers on it...

L-girl said...

fuck no! good play if he was really out.

L-girl said...

Papi half dong!

Patrick said...

I like how we wait for 2 outs before we get down to business.

L-girl said...

Yeah, I love the two-out rally.

L-girl said...

Twins announcers are praising Manny, without the backhanded compliments. Just flat-out appreciating him. Nice.

Also, they called Manny an RBI Machine. It reminded me we heard someone in Detroit call Yook the Human Sweat Machine.

L-girl said...

Ok, it wasn't much of a rally...

Patrick said...

Lester time!

L-girl said...

Everyone got truped on that one, but Manny had it all along!

Patrick said...

whew! At least it was a one pitch out!

Jere said...

That first batter is pretty Hillenbrand/Soriano, eh? 31 K, 3 BB.

Ellsbury keeps missing cutoff men, throwing to wrong base...

L-girl said...

Ouch, 2nd and 3rd w/ only one out.

Patrick said...

Ahh well.

Patrick said...

Igawa fillings in nicely for Huges at Comerica... 6-1 Tigers

Jere said...

"No Dice" Kei.

L-girl said...

2-0. Bah.

L-girl said...

No Dice Kei, I like it :)

L-girl said...

Jere, I have a post coming up that you will appreciate. Some observations from Comerica.

Jere said...

"No Dice Kei, I like it :)"

Thanks. That was a Jere-special.

Jere said...

Yeah we've been waiting!

Jere said...

not so wicked inning for Lester

L-girl said...

Waiting? You mean for Comerica stuff? It's written but waiting to post tomorrow. There's some stuff on wmtc now, but I'll elaborate more here tomorrow.

My shin is still sore from kicking myself. We didn't have a camera with us when we should have. Dumb.

Jere said...

Oh, L, I see you have a vaca post up. I was gone all day til just now.

Jere said...

"We didn't have a camera with us when we should have."

Sometimes that's the key to being allowed to witness the magic...

L-girl said...

Re Jere-Special, in Detroit one of us would make a joke or pun about a player and the other would say "Jere". They were Jere-special-wannabees.

Jere said...

Brendan Harris, eating crazy cheese like you would think he's from Paris

Jere said...

That's why you always run when the ball gets away from the catcher! Nice job, Youk!

L-girl said...

"Oh, L, I see you have a vaca post up. I was gone all day til just now."

Yes, and more basebally detail tomorrow.

"Sometimes that's the key to being allowed to witness the magic..."

Hey, thanks. That makes me feel better.

Jere said...

"one of us would make a joke or pun about a player and the other would say "Jere". "

Sweet!

L-girl said...

Twins anncrs noting how the Red Sox used to take a backseat to the Yankees in the division, but now the tables have turned, "and the Yankees can't seem to catch up with the Red Sox."

heng brothers said...

Your random statistic of the day:

The Red Sox are 1-7 in games under the dome on turf.

1-1 to open the season at the Tokyo Dome against the A's,
0-3 in early April against the Jays, and
0-3, two weekends ago against the Rays.

Only three teams still play on turf in the Major Leagues, all in the American League (Toronto, Tampa Bay, Minnesota).

Jere said...

Okay, I'll admit it for a change, this new thing of "stealing on occasion but only at the perfect time and it works even if you're a slow guy" is pretty Yankee late 90s-esque.

Jere said...

Now we're comin' back. Would really like to see these 2 runs score now.

L-girl said...

But only Minnesota has old-fashioned turf. Rays and Jays both have the new semi-grass-like.

redsock said...

Okay, I'll admit it for a change, this new thing of "stealing on occasion but only at the perfect time and it works even if you're a slow guy" is pretty Yankee late 90s-esque.

(faints)

L-girl said...

Jere, and you're saying that is a good thing or a bad thing? The "I'll admit it" part sounds like you mean it's a good thing, but I'm confused because it's the 90s Yankees!

L-girl said...

OK, Allan fainted so now I got it! :)

Jere said...

Red Sox 2, other team 2.

redsock said...

Piles of work here, but most of it is due Monday, so I am sort of not doing it now.

Jere said...

Well it's a good thing till it stops working, let's put it that way.

redsock said...

P.S.: I love the name "Boof".

I wish we had a Boof on our team. one that was a good player, though.

Jere said...

Just started reading the wmtc post, and already a nice little (or big, or regular) coincidence:

When I went to Detroit in '99, we went through Canada, and I have videotape of me standing in Windsor with the Detroit skyline behind me, probably from that same little park. But the weird thing is, I was wearing my Nomar shirt in the video, which I have held on to and still wear occasionally... including right now!

L-girl said...

Twins anncrs comparing FY to the young Knoblauch with the Twins. I'm always surprised that you don't hear that more.

heng brothers said...

Minnesota announcers make a comparison between Pedroia's rookie season last year and Chuck Knoblauch.

Please no? There is no comparison.

Patrick said...

Cheer while you can, Twins fans.

L-girl said...

Damn, that's what I get for leaving the sound on during commercials. Mick and the boys singing "Like A Rainbow" for some colour copier or some other shit.

L-girl said...

And nobody tell me I'm overreacting or I'll smack you.

Patrick said...

I like Dale a lot more than Dave. I wish Dave would just go away.

L-girl said...

It's a pretty obvious comparison, I think. Not Knoblauch the unable-to-throw Yankee. Knoblauch the scrappy young Twin who won ROY and played for a championship team his rookie year.

L-girl said...

And you know those short gritty white guys are all alike.

L-girl said...

Jere, that's cool. And we were in Tiger Stadium in 99, that was the year of our Midwest Rustbelt Baseball Tour.

L-girl said...

Damn, I thought Manny had that one.

redsock said...

Mick and the boys singing "Like A Rainbow" for some colour copier or some other shit.

If they sell off the shitty songs, it's okay.

Patrick said...

Thats our Lugo! (cue the silly jingle)

redsock said...

there are people who claim this gomez guy is faster than lyndon.

Jere said...

speaking of Yankee era Knobby....

heng brothers said...

Restarting my "Fire Lugo" campaign.

L-girl said...

"there are people who claim this gomez guy is faster than lyndon."

How can that be? Impossible.

Patrick said...

We can start a fund to pay off Lugo's contract, so we can easily trade him...

Jere said...

A friend and I did Tor-Det-Pit in July '99. But our Det game was against the Yanks. Had we chosen a Sox game we would've been at the same series as you.

Patrick said...

I hope Lester kicks Lugo in the nuts later

redsock said...

lester could use a kick or four himself.

Patrick said...

He just needs a shoulder to cry on

L-girl said...

Even I'm done defending Lugo. He just sucks.

Jere said...

You could call your Fire Lugo campaign: "Fuego Lugo, Hasta Luego"

But I'm sure "to fire" and "fire" are not both represented by the same word in Spanish like they are in English. But dumb Americans will get the idea.

L-girl said...

"A friend and I did Tor-Det-Pit in July '99. But our Det game was against the Yanks. Had we chosen a Sox game we would've been at the same series as you."

That's cool! Even though it didn't happen it's cool.

What day were you in Pittsburgh?

redsock said...

twins rally started with 2 out, none on. fuck it.

Patrick said...

Cheer while you can, St. Paul. You'll be needing gallons of Ketchup to cheer up when all is through.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Damn, I thought Manny had that one.

He should 've dove for that one Ellsbury was backing him up.....

L-girl said...

I'm trying to think of how to say "to fire" (as in can his ass) in Spanish. I can only think of "to lose one's job".

But if Lugo was en fuego we wouldn't want to fuego his ass.

redsock said...

Total pitches in 2 innings: 103

Lester: 26-30 - 56
Bonser: 17-30 - 47

Jere said...

So wait, did you stop by the old Tiger Stadium on this trip?

I see it's finally about to be demolished.

9casey said...

Jere said...
You could call your Fire Lugo campaign: "Fuego Lugo, Hasta Luego"

But I'm sure "to fire" and "fire" are not both represented by the same word in Spanish like they are in English. But dumb Americans will get the idea.


You came up with it, and Americans are the dumb ones....

L-girl said...

We didn't do anything else in Detroit, just went in for the games and back. We did some great stuff in Detroit on our 99 trip, but this was all Canada except for the games.

Patrick said...

Just get on for Iron Mike...

L-girl said...

Well, Jere's American too.

Jere said...

Was in Pittsburgh in earlier July '99 than you.

9casey said...

Lester 56 pitches already....

Patrick said...

Boof's been getting ahead of the hitters well.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Well, Jere's American too.

point taken....:)

Jere said...

If you're dumb and you're a non-Spanish speaker, you won't know the phrase "to fire" in Spanish. But you might know "fuego" from hearing "en fuego" on SportsCenter or maybe from Sesame Street. That's what I was saying. But, still, from what I've observed, a whole shitload of Americans are quite, uh, anti-smart.

Patrick said...

K. Igawa 3.0 11 6 6 0 0 18.00

L-girl said...

Anti-smart, yup. Not un-smart, or non-smart. Actually anti-smart. Like, smart is stupid, who would want to be smart.

9casey said...

Jere said...
If you're dumb and you're a non-Spanish speaker, you won't know the phrase "to fire" in Spanish. But you might know "fuego" from hearing "en fuego" on SportsCenter or maybe from Sesame Street. That's what I was saying. But, still, from what I've observed, a whole shitload of Americans are quite, uh, anti-smart.



Well yes Jere , I will agree with that ......but knowing spanish should not be a deciding factor.......

Patrick said...

Get pissed Lester! Go Pedro on them!

Jere said...

But I'm just sayin', if L and I, who both know some Spanish, still can't come up with the word, how is a dumb person going to?

Or something.

9casey said...

Lowrie hasn't palayed a game at short since May 1......

L-girl said...

I'm even Googling and I can't come up with it. It's obviously not a Spanish idiom. I'm trying "to lose one's job" or "to be told you don't have work". I'm going to email my friend Arturo.

9casey said...

Jere said...
But I'm just sayin', if L and I, who both know some Spanish, still can't come up with the word, how is a dumb person going to?

Or something.


I'm dumber already from this conversation and I ain't to swift to begin with.....

Patrick said...

I love me that sweaty man.

Jere said...

The Traveler has come--single for Youk.

Above the Travelers sign.

9casey said...

My sister in law will be here soon she is married to a Ecduarian .....i'll ask her......

Jere said...

I'll sum it up: If you're dumb, you probably aren't going to become multi-lingual.

9casey said...

9casey said...
Ecduarian


see i butchered that

Patrick said...

Drew is so good at not swinging.

9casey said...

Jere said...
I'll sum it up: If you're dumb, you probably aren't going to become multi-lingual.

multi ? I would settle for bi....

9casey said...

lingual ,that is

Jere said...

Hey if the country at the equator is called Ecuador, how come there's no Polia at either pole?

L-girl said...

"I'm dumber already from this conversation and I ain't to swift to begin with....."

LOL

I asked our friend who we saw this week. He is from Honduras. I can't believe he only began to learn English 8 years ago. His English is so good. I would love to speak Spanish that well. Or French, for that matter.

Jere said...

multi includes bi

redsock said...

Drew is so good at not swinging.

He may be the new Bartleby.

Jere said...

Stretch time at Comerica. Tigers 6, Yanks 2.

Patrick said...

Back in high school there was an extended field trip to Quebec for kids taking French. The ones who went told me that they couldn't understand French Canadians at all.

They also told me they would go to the bars at night.

L-girl said...

9Casey, you almost started a rumour about yourself there. :)

I bet there are plenty of dumb bilingual people in Canada. And Switzerland. But fewer in the US among people whose first language is English.

Don't want to disparage all the Americans who learned English as a second language.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
"I'm dumber already from this conversation and I ain't to swift to begin with....."

LOL

I asked our friend who we saw this week. He is from Honduras. I can't believe he only began to learn English 8 years ago. His English is so good. I would love to speak Spanish that well. Or French, for that matter.

In Canada , its pronouced Canada, do you have a lot of situations where French would come in handy.....

Jere said...

Only one out made by Lugo...

L-girl said...

Canadian French is very different than France French. Different accent. But I think they can understand each other.

Patrick said...

Oh Lugo, you make me wait in vain for that redemption dong.

Jere said...

"he ones who went told me that they couldn't understand French Canadians at all."

I can barely understand Bostonian Americans! I go to my girlfriend's family's house for the holidays and I need a translator.

L-girl said...

"In Canada , its pronouced Canada,"

That cracks me up.

"do you have a lot of situations where French would come in handy"

In most of Canada you can totally do without French. But if you're bilingual you would have a lot more job opportunities.

We would like to live in Montreal, but we couldn't get good jobs there without French.

Also I'm not anti-French-Canadian like a lot of people, I respect French Canada, so I'd like to be able to communicate in their preferred language. But my French is idiotic.

Patrick said...

Canadian French is very different than France French. Different accent. But I think they can understand each other.

That's the ridiculous thing about it. We have such a huge homogeneous culture, we have little opportunity to speak different languages. They teach us French that we can hardly use.

L-girl said...

When we were in rural Louisiana and Mississippi, I couldn't understand anything anyone said.

Slight exaggeration, but only just.

L-girl said...

Patrick, I know. It's not serious language instruction, it's like a silly exercise.

At least I get to read French on the cereal boxes here. I like reading the labels. My French reading is doing great. Just don't ask me to say any of it.

L-girl said...

Damn, is it 1st and 3rd w/ one out?

Patrick said...

I couldn't understand some Newfies for the life of me, and when I did, they would be using phrases that I didn't know.

They'd talk to me for awhile and then say 'Wa?' (their version of Eh?), which was the only part I understood.

L-girl said...

gomez = stolen base %age = 88%

lbj = sb %age = 100%

ha ha

L-girl said...

oh yeah, you told me that about newfies. we're in for a treat this summer, wa?

L-girl said...

damn, 5-2 them

9casey said...

The only time I have ever been around French Canadiens , was when I was little we would got to Cape Cod every summer....and you could point them out a mile away at the beach.They all wore ball huggin speedos......

Patrick said...

The people in St. Johns didn't have a drastic accent. It's deep in the outport towns that you find the old coots who still recall that time they went to the next town over 20 years ago, and will tell you everything you want to know about the ocean, fish, and boats.

Patrick said...

They all wore ball huggin speedos

hahaha! Try not to picture Youk in one of those, I dare you!

L-girl said...

Hugging speedos, ha.

We'll only be in St John's a day or two. The rest of the trip will be all over the province.

9casey said...

Yook dong this inning......he's due....:)

Patrick said...

Wow I'm surprised it's only 5-2

Jere said...

we got five innings left, offense. No problem.

Patrick said...

St. Johns has supposedly the most bars per capita in north America. It was fun to be there when I was 19.

L-girl said...

"Try not to picture Youk in one of those, I dare you"

I was about to eat, but suddenly I lost my appetite.

Jere said...

Nice! Key hesitation by Eddie Harris.

Patrick said...


I was about to eat, but suddenly I lost my appetite.


I like that Casey mentioned a 'Youk Dong' shortly after my comment.

Jere said...

So Edwar Ramirez came in for the Yanks, and right away they make an error. No D!

Jere said...

Okay, again the first two get on for us. This time, score!

redsock said...

CHOCOLATE RAIN!!!!

redsock said...

Speaking of Chocolate Rain, nixon33 hasn't been around much.

Jere said...

Loa-ded, loa-dedddd.

L-girl said...

Bases loaded, no outs!

RUNS PLEASE!!!

Jere said...

hose on the meer.

Patrick said...

MIKE EEE MIKE EEE

L-girl said...

Geez, Patrick, are you trying to make me puke? ;)

Jere said...

The Yanks find their D for Edwar, and get out of it. They go to the ninth, 6-2 Tigers.

Dr. Two-run Double!

L-girl said...

the meer! nice.

Doctor!! Two in. Thank you Mikey!

Patrick said...

Omg, I love me some Dr. Doubles.

Jere said...

5-5. Didn't take very long, either!

L-girl said...

"productive out" / allan cringes

Jere said...

make it 6-5! Boof is pissed.

L-girl said...

and a productive wild pitch! thank you rincon!

L-girl said...

"just like that" (as announcers love to say), we have the lead.

Patrick said...

I think this calls for a switch of avatars

Jere said...

very unique comeback we just made

Jere said...

BB JD

L-girl said...

A fiery walk.

L-girl said...

"very unique", that's funny irregardless of who says it.

L-girl said...

drew, really. just stay there. you've just ruined our perfect sb record.

Jere said...

irregardless is a whole nother story

Jere said...

Mr. 27 coming up with 2 outs in the 9th!

L-girl said...

a whole nother story, for all intensive purposes

Patrick said...

We're counting on this man over at Comerica. I trust a foo-man-choo as much as a sweaty goatee when it comes to winning.

Jere said...

crap. he singles. 6-4, ABreu up as tying run

Jere said...

Supposably, "intensive purposes" is okay...

ish said...

Evening, chaps.

Finally, got just baseball for the rest of the evening. Looked like everything was conspiring against the Red Sox until the top of the 5th.

Patrick said...

Joe said Morneau is from B.C.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, Todd Jones, a gas can if ever there was one. Visiting fans cheer when he trots out.

Jere said...

ABreu doubles. 6-5. Stupid Jones

Patrick said...

AHHHHHH 6-5 over at Comerica and Goadjilla is up.

Jere said...

They're walking Shemp intentionally. So, first and second, two outs in 9th, Yanks down 1. Duncan scheduled to hit

L-girl said...

Yes, Morneau is Cdn. Much fuss made over him here when he won the AL MVP.

Patrick said...

Leyland knows when to walk a hot hitter, Godjilla IBB.

redsock said...

time for the wheat thins to crumble.

Jere said...

haha, I love when the Yanks almost win and still lose! Duncan flies out to end it

Patrick said...

Bwahahaha! time to make hay!

L-girl said...

Hi Ish :)

I don't know if intensive purposes is ok, I'll have to acks someone. It might be do to the fact that I di'int know.

L-girl said...

I see that pitchers duel in Cleveland fell apart, Jays lost 6-1. They seem demoralized.

Their "big move" was to get Kevin Mensch.

ish said...

I see Kei Igawa dazzled once again... :)

Jere said...

3 IP, 6 ER, 11 H, 0 Dice!

L-girl said...

What, Lugo might be hurt? Quick, put him on the DL and call Lowrie!

ish said...

Owie. Lugo's been having some ups and downs lately.

ish said...

ELLSBURY!!!! Another one!

Patrick said...

I blinked and missed that one.

Jere said...

Ellsbury heading toward the record.

L-girl said...

You cannot catch him! You will never catch him!!

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