May 13, 2008

G42: Orioles 5, Red Sox 4

Red Sox - 300 000 010 - 4  9  2
Orioles - 014 000 00x - 5 11 2
For the second game in a row, the bats struck for three runs in the first, then fell silent.

The Red Sox began the game: Crisp single, Pedroia L6, Ortiz double, Manny single/1-0, Lowell E5/2-0, Youkilis F8, Drew E3/3-0.

But Beckett struggled. After retiring the first five Orioles, he allowed three straight singles to cut the lead to 3-1. He gave up two singles to start the third inning, then got two strikeouts, but Millar singled for one run and Scott followed with a three-run dong -- and it was 5-3 Birds.

Boston did little with Guthrie until the seventh when Casey and Pedroia singled. Baltimore went to the pen. Walker walked Flo and the bases were loaded with no one out for Manny. Johnson came in and won a 10-pitch battle, getting Ramirez to tap into a 1-2-3 DP. Lowell then flied to left to end the threat.

The Red Sox rallied again in the eighth. With one out, Ellsbury and Varitek walked. Cora's single to right scored Lyndon to make it 5-4. But with Sherrill on the mound, Casey flied to left and Pedroia grounded to first. In the ninth, Ortiz, Ramirez and Lowell went down in order.

In Florida, Tampa beat the Rivera and the Yankees 2-1 in 11 innings, to move into first place. ... We are .5 GB. ... New York is 19-21.

Back at 'em with an afternoon game tomorrow.

***

Josh Beckett (3.70, 118 ERA+) / Jeremy Guthrie (4.32, 98 ERA+)

Terry Francona's mother-in-law passed away last night, so Brad Mills will manage the two games at Camden Yards.

Since May 3, Kevin Youkilis is hitting .421 (in 43 plate appearances). His 16 hits in that time: 5 singles, 5 doubles and 6 home runs -- for a 1.026 slugging percentage. (And one stolen base!)

***

Tampa (.5 GB) hosts the Yankees (Wang/Jackson) at 7.

Rich Gossage, on Joba's 8th-inning fist pump-athons:
That's just not the Yankee way ... Let everyone else do that stuff, but not a Yankee. What I don't understand is, the kid's got the greatest mentor in the world in Mariano ... you'd think it wouldn't happen on that team.

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L-girl said...

Old park in Philly (Veterans Stadium) or the new park? New park is very nice, old park was hideous.

I like Camden Yards too.

L-girl said...

201 = me!

Amy said...

No info yet on NESN about Youk that I have heard.

redsock said...

thorne says there may or may not be anything wrone with coco

like if he was fine, the sox would pull him and stick yook in right.

oy.

phil said...

Heading home. Later, folks.

Amy said...

Bye, Phil. Maybe we will score some runs before you get home.

L-girl said...

Palmer just remarked how there a lot of Orioles fans there tonight because there is a free t-shirt giveaway.

L-girl said...

Bye Phrenile

Lord Lynch said...

The new stadium at Philly. I heard people think it is a let down, but I was nicely impressed by it.

Unlike what I've seen tonight.

L-girl said...

Ococ "has an upset stomach" according to Thorne.

Amy said...

COco has an upset stomach,

redsock said...

coco - upset stomach

acc to thorne

L-girl said...

I really liked the new park in Philly, thought it was beautiful. Not sure why anyone was disappointed.

Amy said...

Boy, if I left work every time I had an upset stomach, I'd be out a lot.

Beckett must have an upset stomach also.

Maybe they just miss Francona?

Lord Lynch said...

Jesus - Josh walking people. Is hell freezing over....

Lord Lynch said...

Now over to our trusty middle relief.

Like putting your fingers in the safe care of Mr and Mrs Piranha.

L-girl said...

Maybe it's the kind of upset stomach where you really can't stay in one place very long. Certain upset stomachs would make it very difficult to play baseball.

redsock said...

MDC

L-girl said...

Piranha LOL

Not our strength right now, it's true.

Lord Lynch said...

L - I read a review of the Philly stadium saying even with a blank sheet of paper, Philadelphia messed it up. The kiddie distance home runs are a bit of a joke - someone hit a grand slam who hadn't hit a homer all year - but the view was great, and I loved it.

Amy said...

Nicely stated, Laura. Spared us the explicit description of what Coco might be experiencing.

Lord Lynch said...

Mr and Mrs Piranha skip the entrees.

Main course may follow.

Sarah Gates said...

hmmm... yet again, things were better when I left work...

Also, I hate the regional ads for things I like and cannot have. Mmmm... Chick-fil-a!

L-girl said...

Thanks Amy, that's what I was going for. :)

One of our dogs is having that trouble right now. I'm a little worried b/c she was very sick last year, turned out to be hookworms, it was quite scary. So these "upset stomachs" are on my mind.

Amy said...

Leadoff hit. That's more like it.

Amy said...

Remy commenting on Millar and Casey "jibber-jobbering."

L-girl said...

Here we come now!

Amy said...

Tying runs are on!

L-girl said...

There's the chick-fil-A Sarah mentioned. Those are very yummy, I remember them from Philadelphia.

Lord Lynch said...

Seize the moment.

See Ya Woody

Amy said...

Which dog is sick? Could she have eaten anything new? Some sticks in the yard? Cassie often gets the Coco illness when she eats sticks.

redsock said...

jamie walker v david ortiz

flo has gotta hit some dyn-o-mite against jj walker.

L-girl said...

Woody! Oh no, Woody's one of my idols. Call him Arlo. :)

Jack Marshall said...

Come back time. I can feel it in my nether regions...

Amy said...

What's with Papi and the first pitch? BE PATIENT.

L-girl said...

It's Tala, that's why I'm worried, b/c she was so sick last year. And that in turn was scarier b/c of what we went through with Buster, who had IBD, and almost died from it.

It might be just something she ate. We are doing the rice thing and observing.

Amy said...

Jack, I thought I had scared you away asking about CLE.

Come on, Papi.

Lord Lynch said...

Looking up Arlo...

L-girl said...

Nether regions, sounds like Andy is around. :)

2nd and 3rd and no outs! Nice.

Amy said...

We sometimes give Cassie nothing but water for a day to let her insides rest.

Come on, Papi. Put us ahead!

Lord Lynch said...

His son with an 18 minute song?

Nice pitch.

L-girl said...

Arlo is Woody's son. Hippie folk singer. Alice's Restaurant. Famous here.

Amy said...

Bases loaded.

REmember what I said about Manny's next at bat?

redsock said...

time for the dongmaster to jack grand slam #21

Lord Lynch said...

Keep Him In!

Keep Him In!

L-girl said...

18 minutes, that's the one!

Lord Lynch said...

Spoilsports.

Amy said...

Why are we talking about Arlo?

I heard a "duet" of "This Land is Your Land" on the radio yesterday with Woody singing and Arlo digitally added in as harmony. It brought tears to my eyes.

L-girl said...

Amy yes, we do that too, a 24-hour fast.

Right now she is still chipper and happy, so I should not worry too much yet.

Manny, I want to see #500 tonight!

Amy said...

Also heard The Motorcyle Song today---hadn't heard that one in years.

I love the XM folk station.

Amy said...

My heart is pounding for Manny. And it is only May, only game 42.

L-girl said...

Because Lord Lynch called the pitcher Guthrie Woody.

Woody is one of my idols. "This machine kills fascists." My parents taught me "This Land Is Your Land" is the true national anthem - or should be.

L-girl said...

I don't want a pickle...

Lord Lynch said...

My confidence is not great.

As always. Jeremiah Lynch.

Amy said...

Especially the less well known later verses.

Amy said...

Good eyes, Manny. Wait for your pitch.

Sarah Gates said...

ram it, bad man.

Lord Lynch said...

What have I started here?

My Transatlantic fans would neve have got "The Leatherhead Lip" so I used another Guthrie....

L-girl said...

Woody did so much amazing stuff - kids music, Yiddish music. An amazing man, and he died so young.

L-girl said...

Leatherhead Lip, wow, who is that?

Lord Lynch said...

Fans? Don't write listening to Palmer. I meant friends. I'm not that conceited.

L-girl said...

I want my mummy!

Amy said...

Manny working it hard. Gotta love him.

Lord Lynch said...

No L. Leave it. Mouthy soccer player. Absolute rubbish so my team signed him!

L-girl said...

You can call us your fans, Lord. We don't mind. :)

L-girl said...

FUCK

Amy said...

Oh, shit. That really stings.

Sarah Gates said...

That wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

L-girl said...

OK, I won't Google him. Remind me which team is yours?

Lord Lynch said...

I'm going to bed. I refuse to have my day ruined... before it begins.

Oh, and it is 25 to 3.

L-girl said...

Good night Lord. And good night Lowell.

Bases loaded no outs and we don't score.

Bah.

Sarah Gates said...

How did we manage to not score any runs there?

Lord Lynch said...

And on that note. Night all.

Tampa still 1-0 up.

Jack Marshall said...

I can no longer feel my nether regions....

redsock said...

we can get anything we want (except runs)
at alice's restaurant.

Amy said...

I remember reading Bound for Glory as a young teen and being spellbound by his life story.

We have seen Arlo a few times, though not recently. And of course, Alice's restaurant was only about an hour from here. And Alice herself now lives in Provincetown where we spend many a night in the summer.

And notice I am not even talking about the game....

L-girl said...

I'm not much of an Arlo fan, although I love Alice's R, of course, and that album. But Woody is such a hero to me.

We still have some chances to score, you know. It would help to hold them at 5 runs.

Amy said...

My personal folksinger hero is Pete Seeger. My first "album" as a little child was his children's song album which my parents got me before I could probably even talk. Or at least read.

L-girl said...

Pete Seeger is tremendous too. I used to see him at the Clearwater Festival all the time.

Both Woody Guthrie and Seeger were (are) so much more than folksingers. They were radicals.

phil said...

So no progress, I see.

9casey said...

Going back to the the new Philly stadium....I rank ballparks more with accomadtions..they had great food and a good seletion of those 16 oz beers in plastic....There is a little something for everybody there.

phil said...

Arlo Guthrie's a Ron Paul supporter. Woodie would be ashamed.

L-girl said...

If you rank ballparks by accommodations, how do you deal with Fenway?

Amy said...

Bound for Glory was one of the first autobiographies I read, along with Helen Keller. It had quite an impact on my young impressionable mind.

Amy said...

A Ron Paul supporter? Hmm. I will have to look into that.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
If you rank ballparks by accommodations, how do you deal with Fenway?

I drink alot

L-girl said...

Arlo Guthrie supports Ron Paul???? That is a fucking travesty. His father must be a'spinnin' in his grave.

L-girl said...

Good work MDC.

L-girl said...

9Casey, yes, of course, how silly of me.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Arlo Guthrie supports Ron Paul????

In CT here all the Ron Paul supporters , have Paul signs on their lawns to cover up Ford Pintos and rusted out swing sets...

redsock said...

chokers 2 outs from losing 1-0.

Amy said...

There was a wonderful biography/tribute/documentary about Pete Seeger a while back on PBS, which included his recounting of his early days with Woody and how he was inspired and influenced by him. It was a really touching and inspiring film.

Sarah Gates said...

Time for the late inning magic.

redsock said...

dear jason:

do something tangible.

now!

love,

rs

Amy said...

It appears to be true:

Guthrie, known for a series of hits including “Alice’s Restaurant,” issued the following endorsement of Dr. Paul:

“I love this guy. Dr. Paul is the only candidate I know of who would have signed the Constitution of The United States had he been there. I'm with him, because he seems to be the only candidate who actually believes it has as much relevance today as it did a couple of hundred years ago. I look forward to the day when we can work out the differences we have with the same revolutionary vision and enthusiasm that is our American legacy.”

###

L-girl said...

Amy, I saw that. An American Masters, I think.

I respect Pete Seeger tremendously, but I'm not really big on that music, it's a little bland for me. But he's an amazing man and has had an amazing life.

Amy said...

I am not sure how to interpret his endorsement. He seems to suggest they differ in their vision, but not in their commitment to the principles of the Constitution.

ish said...

Evening, chaps.

This one's been a war of attrition, hasn't it? Nasty spill there by J.D. - was there any news on him? Dave O'Brien said Coco had an illness...

I spent the evening cooking dinner for seven then driving my sister home. So nice to get back and sit at the computer for a couple of minutes, at least.

phil said...

Yes, he did.

I saw Arlo play a free concert in NYC a number of summers ago. I guess it was worth the price of admission.

Amy said...

I enjoy the music because of its messages, but yeah, mostly it's about all the causes he has backed and worked hard to get people behind: labor, civil rights, peace, the environment, etc.

L-girl said...

The Ron Paul phenomenon is so strange. People focusing on 1 or 2 things and ignoring 1,000.

phil said...

Crap, MFYs tie it 1-1.

L-girl said...

A tangible walk! Thanks Captain!

redsock said...

einstein time!!!

Amy said...

Once again, the tying runs are on.

phil said...

Bunt? WTF?

Sarah Gates said...

The Ron Paul phenomenon is so strange. People focusing on 1 or 2 things and ignoring 1,000.

You say that like it's unusual in American politics.

Sarah Gates said...

brilliant!

redsock said...

E = MC2

ish said...

EINSTEIN WITH THE RBI!!!

And Ellsbury with the wheels!

Amy said...

Thank goodness that boy has wheels.

Phew!

L-girl said...

SAFE BABY!!! Thank you CORA WE LOVE YOU!

ish said...

I love how Lyndon slides in after having sprinted home, then gets up and slowly walks to the dugout. Like, yeah, I make this look cool.

L-girl said...

Heh Sarah, of course you're right. It's just very extreme in this case. People are so sick of the usual that they'll support any looney who comes down the pike if he seems a bit different.

Jack Marshall said...

Wow, that Cora's great. Why don't we make him the starting shortstop?

9casey said...

I'm breathing heavier, than Ellsbury, And I'm just sitting here....

9casey said...

Jack Marshall said...
Wow, that Cora's great. Why don't we make him the starting shortstop?


Wise Ass...:)

L-girl said...

Ish, yeah, he does have that casual swagger. Swagger without looking like you're swaggering.

L-girl said...

Sherrill throws like a girl.

redsock said...

we do not lose to pitchers named cheryl.

do not.

Amy said...

That is one flat beak (as Remy just observed).

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Ish, yeah, he does have that casual swagger. Swagger without looking like you're swaggering.

I beleive he knows he's swaggering.

Amy said...

Yes, Jack, I heard you. :)

redsock said...

Wow, that Cora's great. Why don't we make him the starting shortstop?

Making him the starting 2B last year worked so well ...

L-girl said...

Oh sure he knows it. I said not *looking like* he's swaggering.

Gary Sheffield looks like he's swaggering.

That's what I mean.

LBJ just looks cool.

ish said...

This guy is on two teams. He's on my AAA All-Burly club. And the big league all-women names club.

Amy said...

We need more runs. But at least I am feeling a bit of hope.

ish said...

Ellsbury still looks alert and attentive while he's got the swagger. He's not leaving everything behind just to look cool.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Oh sure he knows it. I said not *looking like* he's swaggering.

Gary Sheffield looks like he's swaggering.

That's what I mean.

LBJ just looks cool.



I know .geez .I will get off your boy....:)

Jack Marshall said...

Q: This umpire has the most ridiculous strike zone I've seen in a long time. Why didn't Beckett pitch a no-hitter? Perhaps this is a moot point, as we say in CLE...

Sarah Gates said...

LBJ just looks cool.

Because he is.

L-girl said...

"And the big league all-women names club."

That's known as L's Girls Team. It's a continuing project of mine. Headed up by Babe Ruth, Connie Mack and Pete Rose.

redsock said...

shemp dong tied it in tamper.

bot 9th now. 1-1

L-girl said...

"I will get off your boy...."

Which is more than we can say about Andy :)

ish said...

That's known as L's Girls Team. It's a continuing project of mine. Headed up by Babe Ruth, Connie Mack and Pete Rose.

Ah, yes. I forgot the name but I knew someone would tell me. :)

Sarah Gates said...

All this CLE talk keeps making me feel like I need to check on the Spyders.

9casey said...

The Rays just bunted Navarro to 2nd with one out , now there is 2 after the bunt ....confused me

ish said...

Welp, my couple of minutes are up. Back to do some more work. Time for some runs.

L-girl said...

New 9Casey avatar. Disney?

Jack Marshall said...

Jeeez...if you like Jacoby so much, why don't you marry him?

9casey said...

L-girl said...
"I will get off your boy...."

Which is more than we can say about Andy :)

Where is he? ......It must me Karaoke night at Folsom

9casey said...

L-girl said...
New 9Casey avatar. Disney?

Yes ....the geatest place on earth.

Sarah Gates said...

I'm choosing to look at the bright side of whatever happens in Tampa Bay. Either the Yankees lose, and how can I not like that, or the Devil Rays can't catch up tonight even if we don't come back like I expect us to. Win-win!

redsock said...

NY - 000 000 001
TB - 000 100 000

10th ...

9casey said...

Jack Marshall said...
Jeeez...if you like Jacoby so much, why don't you marry him?


Jack, did you get beat up a lot as a child?

L-girl said...

Jack, I think because I'm twice his age and he doesn't know me.

But marriage isn't what I had in mind.

Sarah Gates said...

Jeeez...if you like Jacoby so much, why don't you marry him?

Eh. Just not so into the whole marriage scene.

Amy said...

Sarah, I was thinking that also. The glass is always half full.

But I want us to WIN.

L-girl said...

Sarah's right, it's no lose in Tampa tonight.

phil said...

So Papi, Manny, and Mikey. Let's do something.

9casey said...

Aardsma just threw 16 pitches all fastballs but one.

redsock said...

we need 1 run.

we got

flo
manny
dr.
yook
lyndon.

we should get 3.

Sarah Gates said...

No matter what happens tonight, we're going to win tomorrow. Why? Because I can't come home from work in the middle of it!

L-girl said...

RUNS PLEASE

L-girl said...

Thorne called him Ardsman.

Amy said...

But marriage isn't what I had in mind.

LOL.

Amy said...

I want a baserunner for Manny.

L-girl said...

OH FUCK YOU LAZ DIAZ

Amy said...

WTF? He didn't swing! He held back the bat. That is ridiculous.

Sarah Gates said...

What a douche monkey.

L-girl said...

Papi, get outta there before you get suspended.

redsock said...

he held the bat back -- but then twisted his body around -- so it is a swing.

fuck.

Amy said...

Stupid rule.

L-girl said...

Come on Manny! Revenge!!

Amy said...

Ech, no baserunner for Manny. But still can tie it.

Forget it. We're cooked.

L-girl said...

fuck

L-girl said...

crap

phil said...

Useless.

Amy said...

I am really not liking the last few games. WTF?

L-girl said...

the fuck was for manny, the crap was for mikey

Sarah Gates said...

I'm usually pretty phlegmatic about losses, especially this early in the season, but that dumb last bit has made me a little bitter about this one.

redsock said...

jim palmer can eat a bowl of dicks.

L-girl said...

Me too Sarah. Same thing.

Amy said...

I know I am wrong, but since I missed seeing the game we won in MN, it feels like we have lost way too many games recently.

Sarah Gates said...

That hardly seems fair to the former owners of the dicks, Allan.

Sarah Gates said...

Do you get to watch tomorrow, Amy? Because we're going to pluck those birds.

redsock said...

1-1 in tampa -- on to the 11th

9casey said...

Now the Rays get crawford to on with no out and don't bunt and he never steals???????

Amy said...

I should be able to watch tomorrow, but if they go ahead 3 runs in the first, I will not get excited like I did tonight and last night.

redsock said...

RAYS win in 11 -- 2-1!!!

Sarah Gates said...

Nah, they won't tease you with the 3 up in the first tomorrow, Amy. They're actually going to fall behind 2 in the first and then come back to tie in the 4th, and take the lead in the 7th. They'll win 7-3.

Good night gang, I'll see you tomorrow. Have to be up in 5.

SoSock said...

Well, got in in time to tune up GDGD and see that last pathetic excuse for an inning.
Not a lot of gumption there it seemed.
Apparently tiz was screwed on a call?
Anyway, skimmed thru the thread, saw all the Woody and Arlo talk. Loved Woody. Seeger too. It's family tradition around our home to listen to Alice's Rest. every Thanksgiving Day. The few times we've missed doing it we all felt bad afterward so it doesn't happen anymore. We make time. The kids insist. Makes me proud :)
And I have to crank up the turntable to do it. Even more fun :)

Amy said...

Hi SoSock. How are things down there post-tornado?

The best part of tonight's game was the first inning. It was all downhill after that, except for the chatting on the game thread.

redsock said...

More of The Yankee Way with Rich Gossage (who spent 6 of his 22 seasons in NY):

One day during the 1990 lockout Gossage was throwing batting practice to his son Keith, who was 10 at the time. Keith was having trouble hitting the outside pitch because he stepped away from the ball rather than toward it. "You're stepping in the bucket," Gossage hollered. "Let's work on it."

So Gossage tossed a pitch outside. Keith stepped in the bucket and whiffed on it. Gossage tossed another pitch outside. Keith missed it again. He made no adjustment. This happened again and again and again—10 times in all—before that frightening alter ego overcame Gossage. And so the Goose, one of the most fearsome fastball pitchers of all time, wound up in that unmistakable chaotic motion of his, first showing his hulking back to the plate and then, in a sudden, violent windmill of arms and legs, unleashing something only slightly less than his most terrifying fastball at his fifth-grader.

"Something happened between winding up and letting it go," he recalls now. "It just happened."

He drilled his son. Nailed him flush on the left thigh, a direct hit that would turn the kid's leg "black, blue, green, purple, yellow—all the colors of those real nasty ones," Gossage says.

The boy hobbled to his feet. "Dad," he screamed, "you're an asshole!"

Amy said...

Smart kid.

9casey said...

redsock said...


The boy hobbled to his feet. "Dad," he screamed, "you're an asshole!"

And he's got something to say about Joba...His kids right he is an asshole......

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