May 28, 2008

G56: Mariners 1, Red Sox 0

Red Sox  - 000 000 000 - 0  2  1
Mariners - 001 000 00x - 1 5 0
Bedard (7-2-0-3-8, 109) bested Wakefield (8-5-1-0-8, 96) in a quick 2:11 duel.

Betancourt donged to left in the third for the only run of the night. Boston's two hits came in the fourth inning, as Manny and Lowell rapped consecutive one-out singles. Casey followed that outburst with a 1-4-6-3 GIDP.

Facing Putz in the ninth, Manny drew a four-pitch walk with one out. After Lowell hacked on a 1-0 offering and popped out to short, Casey walked. But Crisp looked at two strikes, then grounded weakly to second.

That devilish Tampa team beat the Rangers 5-3, so we drop to 1.5 GB. New York topped Baltimore (our next stop, Friday) 4-2, and remain 6 GB in the cellar.

***

Tim Wakefield (5.19, 83 ERA+) / Erik Bedard (4.70, 84 ERA+)

Tampa battles Kason Gabbard and the Rangers this afternoon (live box). Orioles host the Yankees at 7 PM.

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redsock said...

Mini schadenfreude!

Patrick said...

Did that matador lose his arm?!!?

phil said...

TEX - 000 200 001
FKR - 100 040 00X

Fucking Rays.

Zenslinger said...

Oh, I thought it was "Fakers".

Zenslinger said...

Pettite has a tough first inning but wiggles out without any runs scoring; throws 21 pitches.

nixon33 said...

just want to state for the record that i hate joba the c*nt.

andy said...

I am not gonna trash the Yankees SS because that would be like me having a horrendous zit on my nose and laughing at someone with an acne problem.

andy said...

Timlin sucks too. just to get that in there.

andy said...

My least favorite thing about today is the moderation. i come home and i have been thinking all day of what to post and i get slammed into a wall. A big F'ing Wood wall.

andy said...

I thought of some nicknames for ish today. After last night when he was digging up posts from long ago.

Thread Hunter
or
iGooglesh
or
google.ish
or
Search Engine or just The Engine

phil said...

This Celtics officiating is execrable.

L-girl said...

And we all get to hear you whine about it. What fun!

andy said...

I see Happy Times L is here today.
Why so down Laura? Why?

9casey said...

andy said...
i come home and i have been thinking all day of what to post and i get slammed into a wall. A big F'ing Wood wall.


You had all Day and all you came up with was that zit analogy......weak...

L-girl said...

I just don't like people complaining about moderation. Last time you whined about our not putting your comments through quickly enough, then you ended up deleting your own whine.

L-girl said...

By the way, I'm always here. I'm the one putting your comments through!

phil said...

My neighbor's apartment burned down. It hasn't been a good evening.

nixon33 said...

L-girl, you rule!

L-girl said...

Wow, was anyone hurt? Was it totally destroyed?

andy said...

I am just being annoying Laura, sorry. i am done now though.

sorry to hear that phil.

andy said...

Casey thanks for the love yet again, i posted in other threads as well and the night is not done.

phil said...

Apparently started from a kitchen fire. Completely gutted, but no apparent structural damage to the exterior. It's new construction, and they build it these days so it at least doesn't spread (absent arson).

L-girl said...

I am just being annoying Laura

Yes, I know.

Thank you Nix.

Maybe you meant that literally. :)

L-girl said...

Phil, wow, that's so scary. I assume no one was hurt or you would have said.

I'm terrified of there being a fire when we're not home - and the dogs being trapped.

andy said...

You are the moderator of my life L.

L-girl said...

I try, Andy. I try.

andy said...

i obsess over fire when i am not home. I unplug everything when i go on a trip and I leave water in all my bathtubs and sinks as if that will help anything. I am a nut. duh.

nixon33 said...

i mean it in the best way possible!
keep doing what you do!

phil said...

I don't know, but I don't think anyone was hurt. Lots of ambulances looked like they drove away empty, and kids were playing on the lawn after they extinguished it, so presumably there weren't corpse briquettes in the area.

9casey said...

andy said...
Casey thanks for the love yet again


Just tryin to keep you on your toes , brother..

redsock said...

Don't bitch about moderation. You don't want the alternative.

Globe: Kevin Youkilis (injured right hand) is out of the lineup for the third straight game.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. Sean Casey, 1B
7. Coco Crisp, CF
8. Kevin Cash, C
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. Ichiro Suzuki, CF
2. Miguel Cairo, 1B
3. Jose Vidro, DH
4. Raul Ibanez, LF
5. Jose Lopez, 2B
6. Adrian Beltre, 3B
7. Wladimir Balentien, RF
8. Jamie Burke, C
9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS

***

Amalie Benjamin:
"Justin Masterson has been moved up from Saturday to Thursday in the Pawtucket rotation. Masterson, who was scheduled to make his Triple A debut Saturday, was pushed up to Thursday night against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at McCoy Stadium. ... With the day off, there is the possibility that Tim Wakefield could be moved up to start on normal rest on Monday in Baltimore with Masterson throwing Tuesday for the Sox."

andy said...

I am gonna go wash my car and think of more clever things to say to casey.

L-girl said...

wow, thanks.

andy said...

Jeez i get all uppity once and i hear about it all night.

phil said...

I'd like to see more of Masterson and his freakish hat-to-head-size ratio.

L-girl said...

It's a tough crowd. But the night is young. Plenty of time to rag on you, me and any other takers.

andy said...

I would appreciate Masterson playing full time with the big boy team. We can lose timlin to the DL. I am sure he could use a hip replacement or something.

L-girl said...

that "wow, thanks" wasn't to you, andy. it was to nix.

andy said...

I guess this would be a poor time to say something like "relax"

L-girl said...

heidi heidi heidi heidi

just getting that out of the way

andy said...

I knew that wasnt for me L I do not deserve praise.

L-girl said...

what makes you think i'm not relaxed?

andy said...

Do you think that with Heidi they are real?

L-girl said...

very observant

andy said...

Old and bad joke about relax.

i am having some wine with the game tonight. i will be fun i think.

phil said...

Regarding that matador, his arms are obscured in that photo. What you might think is his arm is the banderillas sticking out of the bull.

Patrick said...

I personally endorse Andy's bad behavior. Nothing gives me a giggle like a grown man saying he'd love to 'do' Ellsbury.

Patrick said...

All I could see was red, half an arm, and a flying matador.

But I think I was wrong about that and am glad.

I can't imagine losing a limb.

L-girl said...

I'm sure there are a lot of grown men who would love to do Ellsbury. Many of my friends, for example.

redsock said...

Andy + wine = !

Could be epic ... long about the 8th or so.

phil said...

Feigned homosexuality is hilarious?

GIS for "banderillas" turns up some, umm, interesting stuff.

L-girl said...

I got the relaxed joke, but I thought it might be funnier if I pretended otherwise. Also a bad joke.

phil said...

I'd do Ellsbury if I weren't with someone. Also, I'm sure I couldn't catch him.

redsock said...

last call for the O's, down 4-2 to the basement dwellers.

Patrick said...

E5! A-wrong

Jere said...

Why in the name of fuck is the linescore optional on mlb.tv? Did people complain about it being there? "I don't want that pesky linescore off to the side when I'm trying to watch the baseball game it handily sums up! God!"

Yet another E by A-Rod, and the O's have the tying run up in the 9th

L-girl said...

Phil, it's just fantasy, you don't have to be loyal.

L-girl said...

Everyone assumes Andy's crush on Ellsbury is feigned?

Patrick said...

It's the same for MLB radio. and I have no idea, it makes no sense.

Jere said...

Another one-handed catch by Jeter. Hey, if people are gonna blindly say "that's the guy I want my kids to emulate," you have to bring up all the shit he does that you'd never want to teach your kids.

phil said...

Fucking Baltimore.

L-girl said...

Mike Blowers! We saw a game a long time ago where a heckler was riding him aaaaall day.

Patrick said...

Well, what can you expect from a Melvin? I would expect first place in the science fair, but not clutch hits.

redsock said...

mfy win but they are still in last place!

Ben said...

I assume the linescore is optional because it's probably closer to realtime than the audio/video feeds, and it could potentially spoil the results of the play before you see it. Not sure though, never actually experimented.

Patrick said...

Cats are so cute when they decide to curl up in a box. I don't know why.

L-girl said...

It's true. They are. Sleeping dogs are so cute too. I love watching my dogs sleep.

Patrick said...

Will you grace us with your blogging presence very long tonight, L?

L-girl said...

As long as I can stay awake, Patrick. Maybe 11, 11:30.

ish said...

I wonder if Andy would prefer Lyndon wearing one sleeve in the sack or not. He seems to perform better with one sleeve.

Patrick said...

I love Jacoby. Hurray!

Patrick said...

ooOO, Beddard is a French Canadian.

Patrick said...

ESPN gamecast is 2-3 pitches faster than the ridiculously lagged mlb audio.

Jere said...

One of my pet peeves: catchers who throw to first after a K

L-girl said...

I knew he's Cdn, didn't know he was francais.

Jere said...

Ellsbu-ray allen is wearing a sleeve tonight

ish said...

Ellsbu-ray allen is wearing a sleeve tonight

And one of them hasn't looked at a called strike three tonight.

Jere said...

MR going for D

redsock said...

there goes the perfect game.

500 dong?

Patrick said...

Wow, not many people in here right now. Especially compared to last night.

redsock said...

manny also in the exclusive 499 HR club.

ish said...

I'm quickly draining the batteries in my remote control. Switching between three different channels.

ish said...

Ray Allen should wear that sleeve for the rest of the playoffs.

ish said...

Manny ran around the clubhouse today saying the Devil Rays lost. And of course, they won...

Jere said...

Ellsbu-Ray has scored 6 points during this at bat alone

phil said...

Still an out, but Manny remains a pitch-count wrecking crew.

Jere said...

If Manny gets it tonight, "Dan Lowe" wins my contest which Allan was nice enough to link here. Does anyone know who that is? He's not a regular on my blog, and I don't remember seeing that name here, either.

L-girl said...

Doesn't sound familiar. There's a Dan here, tho. Maybe that's him.

Not here as in tonight, here as in JoS commenter.

phil said...

Isn't this Dan Lowe?

nick said...

I'm here. just settling in to being on the radio. I'm playing some Utah Phillips--one of my heroes who passed away last week (look at my avatar). Right now it's one of his shows on the amazingness of radio. right now it's a recording of a live broadcast of the Hindenberg. Chilling know what's coming.

L-girl said...

It would appear so!

L-girl said...

Much blogging in the Cdn blogosphere about Utah.

redsock said...

normal 2B catches that chest high.

Jere said...

Thanks Phil. Well it would be cool if that guy won, then. Though it would be cool if Manny waited till this weekend since I'm going to Baltimore.

Patrick said...

Utah Phillips is great

nick said...

Laura, good. I'm afraid I don't know the Cdn blogoval, save for yours.

The progressive blogworld that I've scanned stateside has been glaringly lacking.

He's been such an important part of my life since I was a little kid, even if he didn't know I existed.

L-girl said...

Then it would be much cooler if he waited and you could be there!

Patrick said...

His birthday is on the 30th. He should wait until then.

Until then he should hit triples...

Jere said...

He should hit the O'Neill-on-Seinfeld. Triple and score on an error.

nick said...

Geez. that Crispy out looked pretty close to a dong according to GDGD.

9casey said...

Isn't strange that Ellsbury can play all 3 outfield postions , but Crisp in his time with the Red Sox has only played CF.

L-girl said...

Nick, that's cool. I have many people in my life like that - activists and artists who are so important to me, although they don't know it.

If you do a blog search for Utah Phillips, there are lots of tributes, at Indymedia and a lot of labor-activist sites.

Patrick said...

Wow, the Celtics do well when Ray Allen contributes...

phil said...

Don't be selfish. Let Manny hit it now.

ish said...

Wake's got a good knuckle tonight, doesn't he? So far, anyways.

L-girl said...

OK, we won't prevent Manny from donging if he chooses. I'll call off my hex.

phil said...

So far it looks like we got Good Wake tonight. I love getting Good Wake.

ish said...

Wow, the Celtics do well when Ray Allen contributes...

Perk's got 16 points. That's more than he usually gets.

redsock said...

waKKKKefield.

Patrick said...

MMMM Wake is DEALING

phil said...

I'm surprised our gracious hosts tolerate NBA chat in here.

nick said...

I did a blog search as soon as I heard the news last thursday night, but not since. Thanks for the reminder to get on that.

The grassroots radio conference email list that I'm on has been quite active on the topic--people sharing interviews, thoughts, etc.

L-girl said...

I'd rather not tolerate it, but I don't make the rules.

Not that one, anyway.

Amy said...

Hi, all. Feeling tired tonight so not sure I can make it through much of the game. But here for now.

L-girl said...

Same here, Amy.

Thanks for your comment on wmtc, btw. I didn't reply because I would only have repeated myself.

Patrick said...

Hey Amy. We need your prescient dong vision!

Jere said...

Wow, a three pitch K in one at bat, a four pitch BB in his next. That's gotta be rare (unless the BB is I)

Amy said...

You're welcome, Laura. Just trying to add another perspective instead of just having you and Allan respond.

Jere said...

That was weird how the camera followed the ball there.

Amy said...

I think my dong vision is clouded tonight. But I think we will win. Especially after that error.

L-girl said...

Another reader (James) also replied, telling her that if she cares about Canada she damn well should care what happens in the US.

A few weeks ago she told me she was a huge fan of mine. Today I'm an wallowing in morbid obsessions. Whatever...

andy said...

okie dokie pokies i am done with my car and i am half way thru the bottle. turning on game now. lettttts play with balls!!!

i would have him wear only a sleeve and nothing else. i am serious i would kiss that man in the mouth. in it. he is making me feel funny on the inside. i am glad i live in california. now i gotta a chance to make him my spouse.

L-girl said...

I heard you called Manny's shot last night! Very cool.

I did that last year with Tek and I became famous for a few days. :)

Amy said...

Heh, who knows what makes people tick. Probably something unrelated to you ticked her off. Easy to vent in cyberspace especially with an anonymous type of screen name and against someone who doesn't see you.

Jere said...

Wait a minute, while I was sitting here ready to go to every single home game once he hit 499, Manny said he was waiting to hit 500 til he was on the west coast! He's the one being selfish.

Amy said...

Yes, I really "saw" that one coming. (No bad dong puns for that one there, Andy.) It was weird.

L-girl said...

Amy, very true.

Patrick said...

I'm glad Andy is here to witness Wake's dominance...

Jere said...

I didn't call Manny's 499th, but I did "call" it as an announcer. That was fun. Nice one to add to my resume!

andy said...

What i loved about oaklands stadium was the full bar i had right behind me. What i love more at home is the full bar and the empty bathroom. i hate those troughs.

Jere said...

Manny has new wristbands. Pretty new, anyway. Dark with red print.

Amy said...

Damn. I didn't see that dong coming.

L-girl said...

Patrick, what were you saying...?

phil said...

Shit.

andy said...

DOMINANCE!

Patrick said...

Ok Andy, you can leave now.

andy said...

amy i will have to catch up i missed all your words. so i will begin paying attention now

andy said...

i think that was my fault. i am sorry.

Amy said...

That's ok, Andy. I just fed you an Andy type line, but just as well that you missed it.

Patrick said...

...We are being no hit again. Beddard is throwing a no hitter!!!!!!

Patrick said...

What are the roman numerals for 500??

phil said...

I still want to know which Nazi came up with the slogan "├╝ber alles" for the U.S. Airforce.

Patrick said...

found it: D=500

phil said...

500 = D.

redsock said...

you could also go with CCCCC!

ish said...

No more no-hitter!

Jere said...

patrick, I've already said in this post, MR going for D. That's what I meant.

phil said...

Sounds like Manny's going to get a new middle initial.

L-girl said...

uber alles, they must be reclaiming the words

Amy said...

Nice, Manny!

Jere said...

Or 500 Is.

Patrick said...

WOOOO, a hit!

phil said...

GDGD totally truped that. "No out" my ass.

phil said...

Er, GDFGD.

L-girl said...

i missed it, too, jere.

phil said...

GDGD can't decide whether he singled or ground out.

Jere said...

I even put the D in the contest post title, ha. (March 3rd)

Patrick said...

waaaa!

L-girl said...

dominance again

Patrick said...

dominance again

where's Andy?

L-girl said...

love those 7 pitch innings! (when they're our pitchers)

redsock said...

Timmeh PC: 9-11-13 7 = 40

Patrick said...

I really feel for the Dodgers in their past couple games. They have lost the lead in the late innings twice. Sounds too familiar.

Patrick said...

I'm gonna lose my shit if the Celtics lose their lead, as they are threatening to do...

andy said...

we shall see. if the Wake can give up just 2 more hits and no more runs i will re-consider him. He did suck last week didn't he?

Amy said...

Cash swinging at stuff even Tek might not have.

andy said...

Anyone here ever installed a new bulb in their DLP TV?

ish said...

I'm gonna lose my shit if the Celtics lose their lead, as they are threatening to do...

Ebbs and flows, my friend.

Amy said...

I don't even know what a DLP TV is.

Ask Phil; he seems to be quite technologically savvy.

andy said...

The Seattle announcers arent that bad. not as bad as others.

Patrick said...

Yikes, Beddard is dealing

andy said...

Lugo looks funny when hes getting ready to bat or should i say getting ready to get out or to get an empty hit.

phil said...

Really, Sox? 7 SOs?

redsock said...

Did the FSN guy just say "How about Bedard!" or "How about the 'dard!"?

I fear it was the latter.

andy said...

Timlin sucks too

andy said...

Da Dard

redsock said...

L also thinks she heard "the dard".

andy said...

Jacoby just told me to keep watching. i love those new MLB.tv commercials.

andy said...

He did it again

andy said...

El Dominatorino

redsock said...

seattle guys were okay until the old fart left and big scary head sims took over. he's more than a tad obnoxious.

andy said...

Haha jeter is funny. didn't he just develop into just what his nickname is? intangible. i love it.

andy said...

wait, who did they just show that was on the show LOST?

andy said...

Cash Money is an Army better yet a Navy!

andy said...

that's right a rap reference from 7 years ago

andy said...

there he was again!!!!!

Patrick said...

I don't think there will be 800 posts tonight...

redsock said...

fox cockknockers missed the first pitch -- which beltre 6-3'd. so i fucked up my scorecard. had to break out the whiteout. shitheads.

andy said...

why don't you all just go home i will take care of the blog from here.

Amy said...

OK, my eyes are closing. I may make it through this half inning, but may fade first.

Go Sox.

andy said...

game's on fox?

nixon33 said...

WE NEED BASERUNNERS

andy said...

do you do your scorecard on paper or on a computer program with insta-stats?

andy said...

Ellsbury is nothing like Johnny Damon. I am not attracted to Damon at all.

andy said...

Wow a Matrix style catch.

Patrick said...

Wow, we've been unlucky with our line drives this whole series.

redsock said...

paper, with 3 different pens.

andy said...

can a pitcher pinch hit for a hitter and the hitter then move to pitcher?

andy said...

come on tiny legs. scurry faster.

andy said...

ok i will bite. why 3 pens?

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