June 4, 2008

G62: Red Sox 5, Rays 1

Rays    - 000 100 000 - 1  8  1
Red Sox - 003 100 10x - 5 11 0
And Boston is back in first place!

Beckett (6-7-1-0-5, 92) worked around some long counts and some difficulty with his curveball in the early innings. He was followed by Manny Delcarmen, Hideki Okajima Craig and Hansen, who combined to allow only one hit and one walk over the final three frames. MDC struck out all three of the Rays he faced.

Tonight's #3 hitter J.D. Drew singled, doubled, walked, scored twice, had one RBI, and stole a base. Kevin Youkilis singled twice, as did Coco Crisp. Coco also walked, brought in a run with a sac fly, and appeared to punch Akinori Iwamura in the groin while trying to steal second in the eighth inning.

Crisp was tagged out and roughly 10 minutes later, during a Rays pitching change, Tampa manager Joe Maddon was yelling some bad words into the Red Sox dugout at Coco.

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Edwin Jackson (3.70, 111 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.30, 101 ERA+)
Ellsbury, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Ramirez, DH
Lowell, 3B
Youkilis, 1B
Varitek, C
Crisp, CF
Lugo, SS
Justin Masterson, Dustin Pedroia and third base coach Demarlo Hale have shaved their heads. ... Carlos Pena broke his left index finger in the first inning last night and has been put on the disabled list.

Also: Litsch/Mussina at 7.

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L-girl said...

Hi all. Not sure how long I'll stay awake for this one, I'm exhausterated. But I'll give it a go.

L-girl said...

Argh. It's my favourite ESPN announcer, 'nt. Sutcliffe. I just can't stand being yelled at all night.

redsock said...

i'd rather have the rays announcers -- mr. migraine -- than espn.

they are the absolute worst.

redsock said...

Dear Mr. Sutcliffe:

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phil said...

Even with the couple hits, a fifteen pitch inning isn't too bad.

redsock said...

no, sut said it was a rough inning, so there.

Jere said...

did the non-NESN channel have a better replay on that?

redsock said...

espn showed one replay and the ball was barely in the shot, plus it was off to the side -- completely worthless.

Jere said...

no comments on a possible stolen dong? Where is everybody?

Jere said...

NESN had a view of it--the ball did seem to disappear behind the pole, meaning it was fair--but the pole is almost white, so it wasn't 100% definite.

phil said...

I'm still at work, so no replay for me.

Jere said...

If they're gonna allow replay, they need to get more cameras. (And try training the operators for a change.)

Jere said...

Tito passes the Gerbil on the Sox all-time list with one more win!

phil said...

You know what baseball stadiums really need? More ambiguously colored features. Put as many of them near the boundaries of home run territory as possible.

phil said...

Drew should show a little more patience at the plate. Hacker.

L-girl said...

Maybe if we ask him nicely.

Dear Rick Sutcliffe:

PLEASE SHUT UP!

Yours truly,
I Hate You

redsock said...

hinske steals third without a throw.
boooooooo

Joe Grav said...

good evening. congrats L!

redsock said...

Sutcliffe makes me think hearing is overrated and want to jam a screwdriver into each of my ears.

Joe Grav said...

cricket cricket cricket

Joe Grav said...

the north shore navigators' alligator mascot has a new name: Chomps. The kid who won the naming contest gets 4 season tickets for 'life,' aka as long as the Navs exist.

Joe Grav said...

!ocoC

Jere said...

middle in

redsock said...

coco: "no no-no"

redsock said...

julio: pls make only 1 out. thanks

Joe Grav said...

i'm calling a lugodong.

redsock said...

CI has passed Mantle in total MFY hits. ESPN put up an "ALERT" at the bottom of the screen. It went by at least 12 times.

I counted.

Joe Grav said...

'lugodong' = not a double play.

redsock said...

double no no in philly in the bot 4th

Jere said...

That's a run, there's a run

Joe Grav said...

lbj for a great society

phil said...

Jacoby!

Joe Grav said...

come on fy

phil said...

Steal denied.

phil said...

Good thing he can still steal third.

Joe Grav said...

eeeeeeeek that was a tad high

Joe Grav said...

and that was a tad swing and a miss

phil said...

FY: "Fuck that. Shit something FUCK."

Jere said...

With a man on second, one out, Matt "stares" at three straight strikes from the Moose. Come on.

redsock said...

FY has a whole monologue with himself going back to the bench. "Fucking A" and "unbelievable" were about all espn showed us.

phil said...

Nicely done.

Jere said...

and the E costs them a run

redsock said...

ON FIRE IS BACK AND HE'S BACK BIG!!!!!!

phil said...

Keep them coming.

Joe Grav said...

MBM

RBDR

phil said...

Only the first was earned, of course.

Jere said...

That is funny--Remy kept saying how Manny has problems picking up the ball against this guy, and always has had difficulty. Then he says, "now watch he'll probably hit a HR"-and he hits a solid RBI single to center.

phil said...

Robbed.

redsock said...

l is sort of dozing and i put mute on for the rest of the game -- peaceful.

Jere said...

I just meant since the E got Jacoby to second--the ground rule double scores him or else he would've had to hold at third even though he would've been able to score from first.

redsock said...

NY 2-0 (b4)

Jere said...

Betemit dong, 2-0 last placers

Jere said...

Beckett gunned the crap out of him there

phil said...

Beckett > Jackson.
Youk > Hinske.

Jere said...

A two-out rally that starts with a solo dong, and now it's 3-0 yanks

Joe Grav said...

Grant is at Yankee Stadium tonight.

Jere said...

That bat is toast

Patrick said...

Damn. I love me some Josh Beckett.

phil said...

Beard on Base.

phil said...

Was that a shift or just Bartlett's sidestep to second?

Joe Grav said...

HAHAHA

phil said...

Replay looks like the latter, though he was positioned close to second for the runner.

phil said...

"Two of the greatest combacks in postseason history."

No, one of the greatest comebacks in postseason history and THE GREATEST COMEBACK EVER.

Joe Grav said...

-SAFE-

Patrick said...

I don't like Upton. He reminds me of a bull.

phil said...

I'd say more squidlike than tauren.

phil said...

Lugo's walked in each of the last three games.

Patrick said...

I really don't mind Lugo taking walks. Much better than the alternative for him, being infield hits and double plays.

Joe Grav said...

still a no no for philly top 6
CIN 0 0 0
PHI 0 2 0

Joe Grav said...

CIN 0 0 1*

phil said...

Finally, anti-steroids commercials that say they shrink guys' balls.

redsock said...

sorry for no posts. suddenly very tired, just yawning non-stop with runny eyes and nose. trying to hold it together enough to keep marking down pitches.

phil said...

Nicely done.

Patrick said...

Balls are over rated

phil said...

Assistance is overrated.

Patrick said...

So true. Beards aren't.

Joe Grav said...

drew on base again

Patrick said...

Drew is soooo good at leaving that bat on his shoulder. Lesser men would get bored and take it off their shoulder, not Drew.

Joe Grav said...

remy is on drugs

Jere said...

Phil, I'm just sayin', the ball-shrinking ad is a few years old. They also emphasize the wrong word in that ad, if I'm thinking of the same one.

redsock said...

jays get a run, now down 3-1

Jere said...

not to bust your balls

Joe Grav said...

for those watching ESPN, remy just called two 'sox appeal' contestants 'metrosexuals' who 'probably love to shop' and 'carry man bags.'

Amy said...

Hi, all. I made it back from the most boring dinner ever to see at least the last four innings. Yay!

redsock said...

do ruralsexuals exist?

Patrick said...

I'm glad I don't have a tv, just so I don't have to deal with Remy and Don.

Patrick said...

My step dad just found a stick of butter that my dog had cached under his pillow.

Jere said...

you're not gonna find much better than Don and Rem around the league right now

Joe Grav said...

>!

Patrick said...

Terry is such a worried mother. I love him.

Joe Grav said...

agreed, jere. even if they are on drugs.

redsock said...

being forced to mute sut, i believe that remy hawking his wares and talking about sox appeal would be sweet sweet music to my ears.

Jere said...

it is shitty that the Appeal is back

redsock said...

mdc up

Patrick said...

It's similar with the radio guys. After giving a lot of teams radio announcers a listen with mlb audio, I've found a lot of those guys deplorable.

Joe Grav said...

excellent.

Amy said...

My secret is: don't listen to those guys in the booth. Of course, that doesn't work on the radio. But on TV, I watch, I type, I don't much listen.

Joe Grav said...

myers' no-no broken by solo dong. 1-0 cincy.

phil said...

Any idea which Sox players live in mortal fear of Tek according to these bozos?

Patrick said...

Hammel has bad splits against lefties, and on the road.

redsock said...

espn just cut to griffey ---
FUCK YOU SHITHEAD ASSEATERS!!!!!

no sox in a box -- NOTHING

phil said...

Crisp tells ESPN to suck on their Junior cutaway.

Joe Grav said...

lol sox-in-a-box

redsock said...

eson - if you are not going to show th egame, do not broadcast it at all.

and the screen says "Bonus Coverage"

not fucking bonus IT IS INSTEAD OF

phil said...

HE WALKED. GRIFFEY WALKED. I'M GLAD WE DIDN'T GET TO WATCH CRISP GET A HIT.

THAT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT!11!1!!!1

Patrick said...

Myers gave up a walk then a double, accounting for the run.

Joe Grav said...

oh, i mis-read the box score. oopsy

Patrick said...

Would it be so hard to have a picture in picture of the at bat?

phil said...

Couple more feet and that'd be off the wall for a triple.

redsock said...

man, do i hate espn.

HATE!

looks like it's time for a "call and complain" post!

Joe Grav said...

the worldwide leader

Patrick said...

I don't like Upton. That's worth repeating.

redsock said...

and i could start writing that post now -- but i would have to turn on the sound to follow the game and because it's espn, i can't do that.

Joe Grav said...

take your pitchout and shove it

Patrick said...

On a pitch out!!!

Joe Grav said...

fucking fuck bag

phil said...

Coco being Manny.

redsock said...

WTF coco?

phil said...

Bluebirds and MFYs each add one. 4-1.

Patrick said...

Wow, that was so anticlimatic. I am left angsty.

redsock said...

i hope griffey hurts himself before his next AB, so i can watch the rest of this game.

phil said...

Re: Schilling on the disabled list: "Isn't that the way it ought to end up."

Yes, that's what Schilling and the Sox both deserve.

phil said...

ESPN uses picture in picture on the Smoltz injury report. So it's not like they don't have it.

redsock said...

sutcliffe has also made at least 3 comments bringing the honesty and professionalism of every umpire into question.

first he said (after beckett got a call on the black): "it's fenway park. josh beckett on the mound. and this place can get loud." ... like the umps are swayed by that.

also after FY's no-dong, he checked his swing and the 1B ump (who said no dong) said no swing. Sut laughed and said it didn't matter, no way he was going to ring up pedroia after the foul ballcall.

then he suggested that minor league umps were in awe of michael jordan and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

can the umpires union lobby to get sut shitcanned? i would like that.

phil said...

DelKKKarmen

Patrick said...

MDC thinks you're still the Devil Rays, Tampa. Now take a seat!

phil said...

"Good day to be me, tomorrow."

Meek.

redsock said...

plus GDGD is not working for me tonight.

i assume that's because mlb are a bunch of brain-dead scat-munchers.

phil said...

On fire.

redsock said...

drewwwwwwwwwwwww

Joe Grav said...

put it out of reach son

Patrick said...

DREW IS A FUCKING FIREBALL!

Joe Grav said...

jesus. that was the pitch.

phil said...

GDGD's been really shitty the past few weeks. I have to keep reloading it to get it back.

Joe Grav said...

i still prefer yahoo game tracker

phil said...

5-1 MFYs.

phil said...

Is Paps drinking or gargling?

Joe Grav said...

the go-go sox.

Joe Grav said...

i could run on this guy.

Amy said...

Bases loaded!

phil said...

These throws by the catcher are all offline to the left.

redsock said...

he looked like a petulant 6-year-old with his throw.

Patrick said...

Dale had asked why doesn't Drew steal more before he just took second.

I am thinking, because he is a fragile nancy and would hurt his hammies or quads every time.

redsock said...

drew must be wearing a flame retardant uniform.

phil said...

Youk!

phil said...

When Youk puffs out his lip, his beard wiggles. That's adorable.

Amy said...

Yes! We have our mojo back.

phil said...

Fucking Upton.

Patrick said...

And the baserunners go round and round, and the belted singles fly past the mound.

We're captured on a carousel of time!

Joe Grav said...

why would you send manny on Upton? seriously?

THAT was a rally killer.

redsock said...

that play looked way closer on the replay.

Patrick said...

Fucking Upton.

This is what I've been saying!

redsock said...

stop

jeemer time!

Amy said...

Nice, Patrick! Very clever.

Joe Grav said...

ut oh. come on oka

Amy said...

The scary version of Jeemer.

I hope Francona pulls him faster this time...IF

heng brothers said...

On the play at the plate to cut down Manny, NESN cut to commericial, but with the feed continuing for MLB.tv, Don utters: "Coulda seen that one coming..."

redsock said...

demarlo didn't see it coming though.

why not let ococ bat with the sacks full and up 5-1 with 2 outs?

phil said...

Scary-to-face version of Oki.

redsock said...

even on the live shot, it looked like manny was running under water.

redsock said...

buh bye bj.

phil said...

Upton tossed. Maybe now we can tag up on throws.

Joe Grav said...

why didn't that h appen last inning?

Patrick said...

HAHAHAHA! Get you and your wicked arm out of here Upton.

Amy said...

The good Jeemer has reappeared.

phil said...

BBt - 000 001 000
MFY - 001 201 10X

redsock said...

yay - espn found a japanese guy in the stands to show while okajima pitches!!!

Amy said...

I hope I didn't speak too soon.

Joe Grav said...

HAHAH

redsock said...

Fuckin' Jays.

Joe Grav said...

Solid play there.

Patrick said...

Whoa this is a strange line from the Minnesota/Baltimore game:

J Mauer hit sacrifice fly to center, N Punto and C Gomez scores.

Did Gomez, Ellsbury's Twin, score from second on a sac fly? Is that even allowed?

phil said...

My gf's grandma thinks it's racist every time Benihana gets talked about when Hideki Matsui steps up to the plate. She doesn't realize it's a sponsorship.

redsock said...

that reminds me -- i had some delicious ruggiano for dinner tonight!

phil said...

Coco sets up outside and scratches his balls on ball four.

Patrick said...

They interviewed Neil Diamond on NPR the other day, and the lady had asked how Neil felt about his song becoming a RS tradition, but then she botched it when the subject abruptly changed. She went with the flow and so the question didn't get answered. I was sad.

Joe Grav said...

no gidps please, lugo

redsock said...

jeemer threw 22 pitches
not a save situation
who do we see in the 9th?

Joe Grav said...

holy crap

ish said...

Ohhhhh he punched Iwamura in the nuts!

Joe Grav said...

ish back just in time for the impending 201

phil said...

They just showed the 2-run sac fly on ESPN. He slipped and fell on his ass when he caught it.

redsock said...

lugo is happy - he can't gidp now

Patrick said...

Oh well, nice try Coco.

Joe Grav said...

works like a DP for lugo

Patrick said...

not a save situation
who do we see in the 9th?


Do you really need to ask? This situation says Timlin all over it. Let's make this one scary!

ish said...

Coco slid in hard, and I saw his fist come up and nail Iwamura in the groin. Oh man I wanna see that again.

redsock said...

maddon making a real larussa dick move here.

down by 4, 2 outs in the home team's last AB, no one on -- gotta change pitchers!

Joe Grav said...

i want hansen.

ish said...

My impeccible timing, Joe.

It was an elbow to the groin!

Joe Grav said...

any chance of a game 7 ish?

phil said...

GDGD has video of the sac fly.

Patrick said...

Man can our players bitch.

redsock said...

during the change maddon yelling at coco in sox dugout: "that's fucking bullshit!"

ish said...

Joe, I think so. Penguins are at home, 17 minutes left. Down by 1. Not even close to being over.

redsock said...

Maddon: "That's fucking bullshit! Fucking asshole!"

Crisp explaining his slide to Maddon!

phil said...

Madden's glasses are terrible.

Joe Grav said...

I think it's over. But I thought it was over the other day, too.

Joe Grav said...

do we know who is ptiching the 9th yet?

phil said...

Can't find a permalink for the Jones slip.

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