June 3, 2008

G61: Red Sox 7, Rays 4

Rays    - 100 102 000 - 4  7  1
Red Sox - 020 104 00x - 7 7 0
Masterson was solid (6-6-4-2-5, 91), Manny Delcarmen and Craig Hansen looked great, Mike Lowell opened the scoring with a two-run dong in the second, and Coco Crisp put the game on ice with a two-run double in the sixth ... but the star of the night was J.D. Drew.

Drew doubled in the second, hit a solo home run in the fourth, walked and scored in the sixth, and made two outstanding catches in right field in the fourth and fifth innings.

In New York, Joba Chamberlain threw 37 pitches in his first inning of work -- almost a career-high number of pitches for an outing -- walking three Blue Jays and committing a balk. He lasted only 2.1 innings; Toronto used a six-run seventh to grab a 9-3 win. ... Baltimore beat Minnesota, so the Yankees (28-30) are back in the basement (7 GB).

***

Matt Garza (3.78, 108 ERA+) / Justin Masterson (1.46, 295 ERA+)

Through some minor miracle, the Red Sox will not see Scott Kazmir in this series.
            W   L   PCT   GB   RS   RA  X-W/L
Tampa Bay 35 22 .614 -- 257 228 32-25
Boston 35 25 .583 1.5 302 261 34-26
Toronto 31 28 .525 5.0 238 210 33-26
New York 28 29 .491 7.0 255 263 28-29
Baltimore 27 29 .482 7.5 233 251 26-30
And while the two top teams in the AL East begin their three-game series, down in New York ...


Joba Chamberlain will make the first start of his major league career -- after 39 relief appearances. He will face the Blue Jays and Roy Halladay.

Joba has never pitched more than two innings in a game. He has thrown more than 35 pitches in an outing only once (May 24, 40 pitches).

Later tonight, in San Francisco, Pedro Martinez makes his return to the Mets rotation.

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redsock said...

More importantly, there was some fantastic (and historic) news in Canada this afternoon!!!!

tim said...

More importantly, there was some fantastic (and historic) news in Canada this afternoon!!!!

Like I said over there, things like that are why I'm proud to be Canadian :-)

Damn Tuesday night class, can't watch this OR JtC's debut.

Hey Redsock - question about Rogers, maybe you can help...We've got basic cable (so no TSN), I was wondering if I could add on TSN or if I have to add on the expensive package that contains TSN?

redsock said...

All i know is this:

In New York, we simply ordered the Extra Innings package -- all by itself.

Here, we had to subscribe to the Rogers "sports pack" which has EI, and the EI equivalents of football, hockey and basketball. After the regular season, we cancel it.

tim said...

Yeah, thats for EI... I've decided not to get that.

I'm talking about just TSN.

tim said...

Flo-less Oatmeal:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
4. Manny Ramirez, DH
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Julio Lugo, SS

As expected.

redsock said...

Dunno about TSN.

That looks like a game-winning lienup.

Jere may offer good JtC updates.

Patrick said...

That oatmeal still looks damn good.

I'm hoping for some double steals tonight, with Crisp/Lugo/Ellsbury all together.

redsock said...

Rough times for dak at FJM: Jason Varitek has joined the "clogging the bases" club.

redsock said...

It turns out the Yankees had a furry mascot in the 1980s.

ish said...

So who will the Yankees have waiting in the bullpen when JtC's done throwing his 40 pitches? Or do they expect him to throw 7 innings on those 40?

redsock said...

Looks like he'll throw no more than 65-70. ... Girardi had some words of wisdom: "I don't want him to get in long innings."

nixon33 said...

im psyched for cunt tonight!

redsock said...

Alright, good ol' NESN.

Gotta remember to not get tanked tonight. Got to drive into the city and pick up L at like 12:30 or so.

nixon33 said...

are we threading here tonight?

redsock said...

fucking rays.

redsock said...

are we threading here tonight?

i am!

nixon33 said...

i missed it how'd they score, HR?

redsock said...

yeah, lcf, hit just over the wall, bounced down to the field, but ump said dong.

redsock said...

i like that masterson likes first pitch strikes.

redsock said...

jays leadoff man gets on vs. joba

no perfect game tonight!

redsock said...

16 pitches for Masterson (12 strikes). nice.

redsock said...

full count by joba to first 2 jays hitters.

K on the 2nd guy

redsock said...

garza threw the ball in to the catcher so the ump could look at it -- nearly beaned pedroia with it.

redsock said...

1-0 Jays!

redsock said...

checking in with buffyvision between innings -- jtc is throwing a lot of pitches in the 1st.

26 so far.

very quiet at the toilet.

redsock said...

walks stairs on pitch 28.

2 walks
1 hit
balk
passed ball

pitching coach out to chat

jays still hitting

redsock said...

yet another full count for the cunt

redsock said...

yet another walk -- job's 3rd

34 pitches and counting ...

hahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

dan giese up for the mfy in the pen!

redsock said...

joba fans barajas to end it -- 37-38 pitches?

he did not celebrate on the mound!

redsock said...

HUGE long loud ovation for MBM

ish said...

I turn on WCBS and the first thing I hear from John Sterling was this...

"You know the thing about sports... the other team wants to win, too."

Waldman: "Mmm hmmm..."

Sterling: "I mean, you draw up your game plan and, well, the other team wants to win, too. And hey, the Jays have a 1-0 lead."

redsock said...

big hat tip from manny too -- then a single.

ish said...

BOOM GOES THE DOCTOR!!!

Jere said...

DONG

redsock said...

DOCTOR DONG, i presume.

Lord Lynch said...

Thank you Doctor.

The perfect going to bed present!

redsock said...

having joba throw almost 40 pitches is great, but one measly run is not.

Jere said...

Rim Joba more than halfway to his pitch limit in one inning, I love it. Ish, I L'd out L on your Sterling line.

Jere said...

vertigo go go!

ish said...

ON FIRE!!!! "Hits off the green"

redsock said...

"You know the thing about sports... the other team wants to win, too."

Wow, Sterling, I never thought of it that way.

Idiot.

Drew = double!

Lord Lynch said...

I see the other Doc coughed up a first innings triple to Judas Iscariot Damon.

Jere said...

I love how Castig keeps track of Wall Balls....

ish said...

I love how Castig keeps track of Wall Balls....

"That was Drew's first wall ball of the season... He does have a swing that would be conducive for success here at Fenway Park."

Jere said...

So NESN had three days to plan this whole thing out. My plan would've been "Point camera at Manny when he comes up, keep it on him." Apparently theirs was, "Show Manny for two seconds, then some boob in the crowd for five, then Manny for two, then another lame sign for ten, and be sure to MISS his entire hat tip even though it lasted a full three seconds."

ish said...

I thought that same thing, Jere. I heard Castig call him tipping his hat to the crowd, then looked at the TV, and there's showing the crowd.

ish said...

Allan should be the "governor" of Ontario for RSN.

Jere said...

Yeah, we got to hear a big cheer and *assume* Manny was doing something.

Jere said...

Yeah, Allan has a real shot if they do a Canada prime minister or whatever. Should he choose to run.

redsock said...

we hear the cheers, plus we kinda have an idea of what a bunch of nobodies look like when clapping -- and we don't care to view them.

what we want to see is manny.

seems like broadcasting 101. yet nesn seems run like a real rinky dink operation sometimes.

then again, everyone wastes time showing fans cheering -- fox during the playoffs is brutal that way.

ish said...

Pedro Martinez starts tonight against San Francisco... Forgot about that. Had all of this excitement with the Red Sox back at Fenway, Manny's hat-tip, and female bits pitching in a toilet. Forgot that Pedro's making his comeback tonight.

Jere said...

Halladay gives 2 right back but they're out of the 1st

redsock said...

L says I am the PM. I don't like it really, don't want to give that silly shit any attention. I really hate how RSN has been appropriated too.

redsock said...

pedro -- i'll have to flip over for that before i go get laura.

redsock said...

masterson has retired 9 of 10 since the dong (and that was a HBP that pain-yer swung at).

36 pitches thru 3. that's fewer than joba threw in the 1st.

redsock said...

ugh -- more sox appeal shit.

ish said...

That woman on Sox Appeal is bringing it tonight. Look at that shirt.

phil said...

Just got back from the polls myself. (Primary elections in NJ.)

Obama clinches tonight, in case any CAian Hillary haters didn't realize.

And we have a lead. So far, so good.

Joe Grav said...

evening folks

Joe Grav said...

steal

ish said...

...and, she lost me with that crappy dance.

Joe Grav said...

obama clinches, but hillary's not conceding :roll eyes:

Joe Grav said...

yeahh,that was poor

ish said...

I don't care if she concedes or not. Wouldn't like her as VP anyway.

Ellsbury on first base reminds me of the game Red Light, Green Light.

ish said...

Green light!

redsock said...

catcher, please.

SB

phil said...

I REFUSE TO BELIEVE ELLSBURY STOLE SECOND BASE. THESE THINGS DON'T HAPPEN.

redsock said...

oh, is that 3-ring circus still going on down there? :>)

phil said...

Where'd he get hit?

ish said...

3 more steals and Ellsbury will tie for the most steals by a Red Sox record. And we're in early June.

ish said...

Where'd he get hit?

Underneath his forearm. Checked the swing, which exposed the underside of the arm and couldn't get away in time.

Joe Grav said...

sadly

redsock said...

sosh has had some crazy lbj steal stuff.

like he could be in the top 10 sox career SB leaders at the end of this season!

Jere said...

2-1 NY(A) after 2

Jere said...

play play

crap

phil said...

Manny. :(

redsock said...

scutaro nearly donged to rcf, but abreu drifted back and caught it at the wall. he jumped up and made it look really tough, though it wasn't.

Jere said...

near HR for Jays but caught near top of wall in RCF

ish said...

Waldman: "Let's listen to the applause here as Joba comes out of the game..."

Jere said...

Joba reaches his number--62--with one out in the 3rd. And he's DONE! Ha.

phil said...

Poo.

Joe Grav said...

fuck

ish said...

WOW. Not only does Drew make a nice running play, but he keeps Pena from tagging to third.

Jere said...

Not quite Dewey Game 6 '75, but very nice!

Joe Grav said...

haha, joba sucks

redsock said...

pena kept pena from tagging.

ish said...

pena kept pena from tagging.

Upon further review... Yeah.

phil said...

Bluebirds also tie it at 2.

ish said...

Go Bluebirds!

ish said...

Though, I guess as far as records and standings go, it'd be better for the Yankees to win.

But... I just... I can't. No.

Joe Grav said...

no.

Joe Grav said...

seeya

ish said...

BOOM!!!!

J.D. LETS THE DONGS ON FIRE!!!

redsock said...

joba: 2.1-1-2-4-3

62 pitches: 32 strikes, 30 balls

...

FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Someone's here looking at my apartment with the landlord....so weird, I'm talking about them behind their backs to you people... I wonder if he reads my blog. Or this blog. And is oblivious. And now I can cheer out loud for this JD Dong... shhhh

nixon33 said...

PAPI WHO? JD DREW!

phil said...

Drew's hacking.

Jere said...

I meant "can't cheer out loud."

redsock said...

drew kills another rally.

...

(gotta get quicker with that one)

Jere said...

ooh I think this guy wants the place....

ish said...

ooh I think this guy wants the place....

Where are you moving off to?

redsock said...

Heidi in red.

Joe Grav said...

uh oh is it another guy night at jos

Jere said...

We had planned to move out to Northampton, but that's on hold, since my girlfriend's mom is sick and lives down in New Bedford, so we're moving to our second choice: Providence area.

Jere said...

Drew again!

redsock said...

DREW!!!!!!!!!!!!

says fuck the haters!

Joe Grav said...

!

phil said...

Barajas double leads off the fourth for the bluebirds.

phil said...

Northampton is possibly the happiest place on earth.

If you end up in Providence, maybe we can meet for whiffleball.

redsock said...

drew should have high-fived that cop in the pen.

Joe Grav said...

i don't think i've ever been to northampton.

phil said...

I went to Amherst College, so Northampton is old stomping grounds.

Jere said...

Hughes, Kennedy, and Joba as starters in '08:

59 IP, 52 ER

phil said...

Bluebirds sac fly. 3-2.

phil said...

Jere: don't forget, just one win among the three (Joba's).

phil said...

(Which wasn't a start, of course.)

Jere said...

we looove Northampton, hope to end up there. (With luxury part-time homes in NYC, Boston, San Juan, etc etc....)

Jere said...

right--I was only adding their starting numbers. 0 wins, ha.

redsock said...

There were Woods in the Amherst area -- actually a bit east in Pelham -- who moved to north-western Vermont around 1795. ... And become VT menaces.

Jere said...

that girl's sign said "EMDAWG" and she had to write in the R.

ish said...

I'm so pissed off right now. I stood up, looked out my window, turned around to walk back to the computer and.. CRUNCH. I look down, and it was my new pair of sunglasses I bought about a week ago.

Jere said...

It's DanG iese to beat the Yanks this year.

ish said...

It's DanG iese to beat the Yanks this year.

He was drafted 34th round by the Red Sox, then got traded in 2002 to the Padres for Embree.

Jere said...

A Wood: A VT Menace

phil said...

Rios ends the inning.

TBB - 101 1
MFY - 200

Jere said...

It's DanG iese to get the history of Dan Giese at this board, just say the name and voila

ish said...

Oh cock.

Drew couldn't get that one.

Joe Grav said...

fucking dong.

phil said...

Crap.

Jere said...

speaking of dudes the Red Sox once had

redsock said...

yeah, i was going to explain.

jere discovered that the title of laura's blog
"we move to canada"

is an anagram for
"a. wood - vt menace"

brilliant!

Jere said...

I'm a CT menace. But then it would have to be We Moce To Canada. Wait--We Come to Canada. But it still doesn't work cuz my name isn't A Wood.

Joe Grav said...

fucking rays

phil said...

joyofsox.blogspot.com = fox jobs top cosmology.

And there you have it.

redsock said...

lopez/aardsma up

redsock said...

get that 3rd out. come on

Jere said...

Halladay finally retires Damon, to end the 4th, 3-2 Jays.

redsock said...

6 from masterson and we trail by one -- with 4 innings to hit.

i'll take it.

Joe Grav said...

John McCain's speech tonight: "I'm not george w. bush. Seriously, I swear to god, I'm not. Here's a few examples of Republicans saying bad things about me. See?"

redsock said...

jere - did you see bronx banter at toaster today? turns out the yankees had a fuzzy mascot during the early 80s that everyone has forgotten about.

Jere said...

Allan--I actually did see that. I check Yankee blogs maybe....once a year...but now that I go to Cardboard Gods so much, I can't help to see the headlines for the other blogs there, like Bronx Banter--and I definitely clicked that one. Hilarious. I don't remember that thing at all.

redsock said...

bad man wheels.

ish said...

These days all I can think of with McCain is that time he stood on a stage, looked at a camera, and said (with a little bit of a laugh, like that kind of a laugh that you hear when someone's saying "This is never gonna happen!")... "I will never surrender from Iraq. Never!"

Joe Grav said...

McCain-
"I hate war."


..but now I don't have to fight in it, so no big

phil said...

McCain really needs to stop referring to America as "her". It's really creepy.

Joe Grav said...

John McCain: More boring than The Tennis Channel

Joe Grav said...

enough of this. biesbol thyme

redsock said...

what's funny is that when wally debuted, L said that if the yanks ever did that, she'd stop going to games.

turns out they had already tried it!!!

and sox fans at first booed the shit out of wally. sadly, the sox did not listen and pull the plug on it.

Joe Grav said...

If mccain wins i might have to start 'i move to a small deserted island in the pacific'

Jere said...

McCain munches scat

Joe Grav said...

wally has become part of the deal now. he's not overly annoying, he doesn't go out into the stands during the game or anything.

Joe Grav said...

dammit doc

redsock said...

drew will safe us!

Jere said...

"L said that if the yanks ever did that, she'd stop going to games."

Haha--she has to un-go to a bunch of games now.

Joe Grav said...

McCain trying to tie Obama to Bush on energy... he's got some serious chutzpah to try to pull that one off.

Also, he breaks into a creepy laugh at the end of every paragraph.

Jere said...

How did Laura feel about that pinstriped Datsun?!

phil said...

Drew'll walk and leave the bases loaded for Tek.

Jere said...

bases blatzed

phil said...

Told you.

redsock said...

this is a job for ..... capt tangible!

ish said...

Single for the Cap. I'll take it!

Jere said...

Happiness has surrounded me! Tie game. Will Balfour come in to face Strikthree?

ish said...

first bases loaded hit for tek this year

Jere said...

On the old camera, that's a 6-4-3...

redsock said...

Also, he breaks into a creepy laugh at the end of every paragraph.

plus he thinks it's presidential to break into song in public, like when he launched into that wonderful ditty: "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb iran"

ish said...

!!!!!!!!!!!OCOC

Joe Grav said...

i love fenway.

Joe Grav said...

HAHA

Jere said...

and on the old camera, that's fouled out of play. New cam working tonite!!!! 6-4 us.

phil said...

And Obama clinches.

COCO!

Joe Grav said...

wee!

Joe Grav said...

Oh my god.

Oh my god.

Christ Matthews just said --- I swear to god --- "This is the first major party anywhere in the world to nominate an African-American..."

Jere said...

3-2 Canada after 5

Joe Grav said...

Wow. Chris**** Matthews. Definitely not Christ.

phil said...

Not true. Liberia's done it, I'm pretty sure.

Joe Grav said...

Liberia nominated an African-AMERICAN for president?

Joe Grav said...

haha

redsock said...

not sure of the circumstances, but frederick douglass ran for u.s. president.

Joe Grav said...

was he nominated by one of the major parties, though?

redsock said...

not a "major party", though i suppose.

redsock said...

mdc up

and ball four from balfour

Jere said...

Thanks for the free ball, Maddon. And the other three. From Balfour.

Joe Grav said...

Olbermann getting somewhat emotional here

"In one sense, we have hurdled another barrier.. it is an extraordinary moment... we are coming closer to our great promise that anyone can be president..."

Jere said...

I want room to breathe! I want room to breathe!

redsock said...

pour it on, lyndon.

phil said...

I realize the base is open, but how the fuck is Lugo managing to get a walk? He's gotten a few the past few days, and it's really weird.

Jere said...

I smell inside the park grand slam

Joe Grav said...

Grant Balfour. worst name ever.

andy said...

I am so excited here for Masterson. How many games has a rookie won without a loss before to start his career?

Joe Grav said...

brings home a run

andy said...

I got my ellsbury and youk shirts today.

Jere said...

stupid blue jay doubles, then gets caught stealing third. And the next guy singles.

7-4 SOX. Room d'breathe

andy said...

speed kills

Joe Grav said...

fuck yeah

andy said...

Ellsbury ROY

andy said...

We are showing these fucks what it takes to be number 1 in the East.

Jere said...

"I got my ellsbury and youk shirts today."

Game used undershirts, of course.

Jere said...

ooh it's almost ish time

andy said...

Look how cute that man is. Jacoby stole my heart and was never caught stealing.

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