May 26, 2008

G54: Red Sox 5, Mariners 3

Red Sox  - 000 100 040 - 5  9  1
Mariners - 000 001 002 - 3 8 0
Hell of a pitchers duel for seven innings. Both Colon and Hernandez worked quickly and threw few pitches. The game was 1:29 old at the seventh inning stretch.

David Ortiz homered to dead center in the fourth to put Boston on the board. Seattle tied it in the sixth: Ichiro Suzuki singled, Jose Lopez was hit by a pitch, Jose Vidro bunted the two runners over and Ichiro scored on a grounder to second from Raul Ibanez.

The Red Sox broke through against Felix in the eighth: Sean Casey singled, Julio Lugo forced him at second, Jacoby Ellsbury grounded to second, Dustin Pedroia doubled to deep left (2-1), Ortiz was walked intentionally, Manny Ramirez singled over Jeremy Reed's head in right field (3-1), Mike Lowell singled (4-1), J.D. Drew dropped a bunt down that died on the third base grass, Jason Varitek walked (5-1) -- and then Hernandez was pulled.

Colon: 7-5-1-1-4, 84.

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Bartolo Colon (3.60, 120 ERA+) / Felix Hernandez (3.34, 118 ERA+)

RIP: Former Red Sox pitcher Geremi Gonzalez, 33, "died on Sunday after apparently being struck by lightning in Punta Palma, Zulia, Venezuela". Gonzalez pitched in 28 games for the 2005 Red Sox.
Afternoon: Orioles 6, Yankees 1
7 PM: Rangers at Rays

501 comments:

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nick said...

dirt asswater.

yum.

Sarah Gates said...

So, W, 9 innings, where's my damn salmon?

tim said...

401?

Joe Grav said...

401?

redsock said...

Got to keep pace with the FKR!

Patrick said...

So what's the plan now? Keep winning for awhile then lose and keep losing for a good while? It's feast of famine with this team.

Joe Grav said...

we all lost. except for nick.

nick said...

christ. a historic moment.. my first '01... and I misspell dirty.

tim said...

damn, thought i could come in and snipe it...

good game folks, i was watching it in the computerless room on the hi-def. love that dirty water.

night.

Patrick said...

CCR still half a game ahead.

Sarah Gates said...

Did Laura make it through?

Joe Grav said...

we needed that one. bad.

ish said...

I've never minded Connecticut. Except for driving on 84. Oi.

Jere said...

The Sox "home team wins" streak ends at 14. After the Celts one ended at 16.

Joe Grav said...

Official CT State Motto:

"wherever you go, it's the same place"

redsock said...

if someone could get me one of those grilled salmon on baguette things from safeco, i'd do anything -- even absentee ballot for mccain!

...

or clinton!!!

it's all the same!

Sarah Gates said...

Patrick, the plan is to keep playing baseball. The rest just happens naturally. Gotta lose that 1/3rd, right?

ish said...

The Sox "home team wins" streak ends at 14. After the Celts one ended at 16.

At least in baseball there's an actual difference in the game between home and away. Or at least, that's how it's supposed to be.

Jere said...

The New England highways are like the Chicago area prison food offerings: "They're all pretty bad."

84 will never be finished. But neither will 95, the Pike, etc....

Patrick said...

Having driven across the country a couple times, it's my belief that the most insane place to drive is on the highways in CT.

80MPH with no breakdown lane to a stop in 2 seconds, then back to 80...

redsock said...

now fucking EI is showing mariners post-game -- they never show NESN

seattle showing the itchy catch over and over -- enjoy it, losers!

... still no high-five.

Joe Grav said...

Bob Barr winning the "Libertarian" Party nomination is the best development to happen to America in a long ass-time. He's the GOP's very own nader

9casey said...

Joe Grav said...
Official CT State Motto:

"wherever you go, it's the same place"

I'll give you a tour sometime Joe...I will disprove that motto in 2 miles

Sarah Gates said...

Please, no, no salmon is worth playing that dirty (and not in the good way) game.

nick said...

gotta run. thanks all. have a good night.

ish said...

I agree with New England highways. Although things start to look pretty good as you go north of Portland, Maine on I-95.

How about 84 between Waterbury and Danbury, huh? 2 lanes in each direction, hilly, curvy, busy, fast... (or jammed)

redsock said...

Gotta lose that 1/3rd, right?

I have decided: Fuck that, let's go 140-22.

...

L went upstairs -- watched the end in bed.

Joe Grav said...

I went to Hamonasset (sp?) state beach last summer... that was pretty cool

Sarah Gates said...

now fucking EI is showing mariners post-game -- they never show NESN

Not for me they're not. Here they're equal opportunity shut-offers.

ish said...

Patrick... Washington DC area roads can get pretty crazy, too.

Joe Grav said...

stop having such unreasonable expectations. 130-32.

Jere said...

"Official CT State Motto: "wherever you go, it's the same place""

The fact that some parts of CT seem like a different country than from where I grew up shoots a hole in that theory. I mean, part of it is NY-metro area, and part of it complete nothing. It's got variety if nothing else. (There, I set you up with the "nothing else" line.)

redsock said...

Really? Is Barr going to be on anyone's radar?

Joe Grav said...

OK: nothing else.

Allan: you'd be surprised.

9casey said...

Joe Grav said...
I went to Hamonasset (sp?) state beach last summer... that was pretty cool

best beach in Ct is Jennings in Fairfield , was there today

Patrick said...

wherever you go, it's the same place

at least it's not "open for business" like West Virginia.

I don't remember driving around DC Ish, but I believe you.

Sarah Gates said...

I like your math, Allan. You wouldn't see that kind of math taught at the DJ Institute.

Jere said...

"How about 84 between Waterbury and Danbury"

That's the exact stretch I used to have to constantly deal with. Ridiculous.

Joe Grav said...

One of the really interesting byproducts of the disastrous Bush presidency is that even conservative republicans don't want to call themselves conservatives and/or republicans. A lot of them call themselves 'libertarians,' which to many conservatives seems to be a kinder, gentler brand name to peddle the same crap.

They aren't really libertarians, of course, but they are now in control of the Libertarian party.

The disaffected republican vote won't be gigantic in the fall, but it will be more than Nader.

ish said...

That's the exact stretch I used to have to constantly deal with. Ridiculous.

Then you get into New York on 84 and the road suddenly clears out, the land kinda opens up... and the speed limit goes DOWN to 55.

Sarah Gates said...

Ok, I'm taking my sick carcass off to bed. Good night gents - A, tell L I hope she's feeling better tomorrow.

ish said...

Robin Williams: "Compassionate Conservative. ...I'm not sure what that is, really. Kinda sounds like a Volvo with a gun rack."

Joe Grav said...

i am so glad I don't drive

redsock said...

time to change channels

DET: 000 000 000 000
LAA: 000 000 000 00

Patrick said...

Meanwhile LA and Detroit just want to go to bed...

Heres the update through 12:

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

redsock said...

shit ... LAA with 1st/3rd and 1 out

no - no runs

Joe Grav said...

I wish Detroit-LA was on the telly.

ish said...

I'd much rather drive than not drive. There are a lot of places that make you forget that these crazy, congested roads exist.

Patrick said...

I really hope Hunter GIDP just to keep them suffering.....

Patrick said...

MLB should just disqualify them for playing for so damned long.

redsock said...

One of the really interesting byproducts of the disastrous Bush presidency is that even conservative republicans don't want to call themselves conservatives and/or republicans.

Yet Bush Co is neither conservative nor republican.

Joe Grav said...

agh, my laptop is overheating like a son-of-a-gun.

Joe Grav said...

Right.

Well, it depends on how you define "Republican." Are we talking big-R or small-r?

redsock said...

The best I was ever at was a 21 inning 0-0 game that ended 1-0 in 22. I love these kinds of games. All them zeroes.

Mrs Garrett up -- DP PLS

redsock said...

big r small r -- they are nowhere near the ball park.

redsock said...

3-0 to garrett

fuck

Jere said...

Hazel just said, Can the Yanks climb out of the cellar? Referring to upcoming highlights from today's game. Uh, they weren't in the cellar. But they did climb IN there with their loss.

Joe Grav said...

well, I'd argue that big-R republicans have stood for general stupidity (in many forms) for a long time. at least since the arrival of the former dixie-crats.

redsock said...

ball4 -- wtf?

bah

... though it is beyond great that we can flip over to any game we want.

Joe Grav said...

In my day, we only got to watch one game.

Patrick said...

LOL!

walked in the final run.

boy that pitcher must really be feeling good now.

redsock said...

... and that is the end of MLB for tonight.

i will try to blog about something tomorrow. i seem to be in a "dead arm period".

Joe Grav said...

we all know you're just lazy.:p

Jere said...

I would like a game that has runs in every half-inning. And then goes 18 innings. Still with runs in the extras. Like:

312 411 612 111 213 114
116 121 216 111 213 115

redsock said...

In my day, we only got to watch one game.

And we had to walk 5 miles in the snow to see it.

Jere said...

I'm in a dead ball period...

redsock said...

we all know you're just lazy.:p

impossible. i'm white.

Jere said...

And now Hazel says "the Yankees remain in the cellar"! Look, I'm fine with all this Yankee cellar talk--but get your facts straight.

Joe Grav said...

all white people are lazy. racist.

Jere said...

Allan's too scrappy, industrious, and professional-looking to blog right now....

redsock said...

would like a game that has runs in every half-inning. And then goes 18 innings. Still with runs in the extras. Like:

312 411 612 111 213 114
116 121 216 111 213 115


that would be my greatest game!!!!

funny -- i was just looking at my "score in every inning" folder today and i have something that shows games with the most half-innings with runs in it.

maybe that's what i'll do -- type in wild linescores and say cool, huh?

"that's a post!"

redsock said...

hazel -- go adjust your plastic tits and go home. send tappen in here.

Jere said...

there's a show, that's a show.

I was also looking to see if the Sox had ever had a streak of games where the home team won longer than the 14 they just had. I couldn't find any.... feel free to continue that research.

Joe Grav said...

I was at a college game last month with runs scored in the top and bottom halves of innings 1-5, and the top of the 6th. i thought of you.

And I refuse to ever watch TV when HAzel Mae is on, out of principle

redsock said...

FYI: i always get the front of my shirt dirty when i blog.

redsock said...

there's a show, that's a show.

my thoughts exactly.

"why am i watching?"
"because it's on tv."
"not yet."

Jere said...

yeah the Not yet line was a great piece of writing

redsock said...

I was at a college game last month with runs scored in the top and bottom halves of innings 1-5, and the top of the 6th. i thought of you.

:>)

there a sabr member who has been researching long games (20+ innings) for years. he has shit on all sorts of games dating back 120+ years, pro, minors, college, semi-pro. i was fascinated by that 26-inning 1-1 tie in 1920. i should have done that research.

i do want to collect info on my score in every inning games, though. i have some.

no AL team has ever scored in all 9 innings of a game. ... maybe the sox can do that tomorrow.

redsock said...

the getting the germ of the idea for the show in the diner may be my favoirte scene in the whole series.

absolutely fucking brilliant -- writing, acting, camera work.

i'm dying to know how close that is to what really happened. maybe it's not close at all.

the best line may be from the 2nd or 3rd show:

"so ... do you date immature men?"
"almost exclusively."

ish said...

Allan also screams "Fuck yeah!" When he finishes a particularly good blog.

Joe Grav said...

it was something like
312 112
214 110
BC wound up winning I think 13-11?

I think I have a picture of the scoreboard kicking around somewhere

Joe Grav said...

I screamed 'FUCK YEAH!' and did the Papelbon fist pump when I got all the classes I wanted during course registration period.

ish said...

I just went through my AM radio dial looking for the chicago/LA game. Of course it ended right as I went out to the living room, probably. But I was able to pick up ESPN 1000 out of Chicago, and I found 750 AM WSB out of Atlanta, faintly into my radio here... in southern Maine. Southern accents. Heh.

Joe Grav said...

i used to love listening to WBZ radio late at night, just to hear all the callers call in from all over the country

i've gotten out of the radio habit in the last few years though, i don't know why. i still find radio fascinating though.

redsock said...

Allan also screams "Fuck yeah!" When he finishes a particularly good blog.

Very rare.

Actually, the opening scene of The Contest is probably the pinnacle of their writing and acting. The natural flow of the dialogue, the way the camera catches the other actors laughing or snickering (Kramer and Elaine especially) -- again, superb.

ish said...

Atlanta is now the furthest south I've been able to pick up. Chicago being the furthest west. Be great to spend a night and figure out where all of the stations I can pick up are from.

Joe Grav said...

For a while i would get ESPN 1000 like it was nothing. ditto baltimore. I had this cheap yet somehow really awesome radio. It broke - now I struggle to get boston stations 10 miles away. :p

Joe Grav said...

goodnight, ladies (?) and gents

redsock said...

Okay -- 5 minutes -- last call for posts before I put on mod for the night!

ish said...

Goodnight everyone!

Jere said...

Crap, I missed more Seinfeld and scoreboard oddity talk! I was blogging... I have also wondered about how close it was to reality--them coming up with the idea for a show. ("What writers, it's a sitcom...") It's so funny to watch the original scenes of the ones they had the "actors" rehearse for, like the original "touching and rubbing" routine. To me, that's seeing Jason Alexander try out for Seinfeld.

There was a cool scoreboard symmetry thing last year that I took a picture of. (I read that post and then was going to put up a disclaimer here about what I said about Manny--but I clicked the comments to see I already had put one on there at the time! Good to see last year me and current me on the same page.)

phil said...

No ER for Papelbon despite putting a man on base with his own throwing error and giving up two singles and a wild pitch that scored two runs combined. That's when you know the scoring rules make no sense.

(Timlin's made use of that error loophole in the past.)

L-girl said...

Catching up on the end of last night's game thread is fun this morning!

phil said...

Which is to say, this inning earns no ERs:

Reed Ks.
Cairo reaches on a Papelbon throwing error.
Johjima singles, Cairo to third.
Betancourt Ks. Would've been the third out, but the inning was extended by Papelbon.
Suzuki singles. Cairo scores. Not charged to Papelbon, because someone (Papelbon) extended the inning.
Wild pitch. Johjima scores. Again not charged to Papelbon.
Lopez 4-3.

Crazy.

L-girl said...

Allan just caught me up a little more. I hope that "Japelbon" nick is dead and buried. Clearly against JoS ground rules. (And common decency.)

L-girl said...

I came up with that nickname by joining the words ass and hole

LMAO!!!

9C, you just crack me up!

Jack Marshall said...

If I had to pick the ex-Sox player most likely to be struck by lightning, I'm pretty sure Geremi Gonzalez would have been near the bottom of the list. My top four:

4. Carl Everett
3. Jay Payton
2. Chad Cordero
1. Clemens

Jere said...

"4. Carl Everett
3. Jay Payton
2. Chad Cordero
1. Clemens"

I think you mean Wil Cordero. Though he's most likely to strike his wife with lightning.


(Payton's most likely to have lightning flash in his pan, Everett's most likely to think lightning is the heavens spiting him, Clemens the most likely to attempt to bottle lightning and then ingest it to become a super-being, etc....)

Sarah Gates said...

Nice - JoS referenced in projo Baseball Today, er, today.

ish said...

I'm gonna go ahead and make this a nice, round 500.

Jack Marshall said...

Yes, Jere---thanks I meant WIL Cordero, the mad phone reciever-wife-beater, not CHAD. (Sorry, Chad!) Very clever on the four Lighning Lads.

And sorry, Ish, for spoiling your nice 500...I can't do anything right today...

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