June 14, 2008

G71: Red Sox 6, Reds 4 (10)

Red Sox - 100 101 010 2 - 6 13  0
Reds - 010 000 111 0 - 4 8 1
Back-to-back home runs from Kevin Youkilis and Coco Crisp led the Sox to an extra-inning win -- after Jonathan Papelbon had surrendered a game-tying dong in the ninth.

Jacoby Ellsbury stole his 30th and 31st bases of the season, tying the team's rookie record. Amby McConnell stole 31 bases in 1908.

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Tim Wakefield (4.33, 101 ERA+) / Edinson Volquez (1.56, 283 ERA+)

Volquez's highly impressive game log (14 games, 13 starts).

He made 17 starts over three seasons with Texas (2005-07). The only current Red Sox player he has faced is Sean Casey (1-for-2).
Red Sox           Reds
Ellsbury, LF Bruce, CF
Pedroia, 2B Janish, SS
Drew, RF Griffey, RF
Lowell, 3B Phillips, 2B
Youkilis, 1B Dunn, LF
Crisp, CF Encarnacion, 3B
Cora, SS Votto, 1B
Cash, C Bako, C
Wakefield, P Volquez, P
Lineup change: Cora in for Lugo (stomach ailment).

Also: Marlins/Rays at 6 PM and Yankees/Astros at 7 PM. Can New York go three games over .500 for the first time this season?

386 comments:

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L-girl said...

Castig just mentioned Manny now. I am so far behind!

phil said...

Whee.

L-girl said...

But I am 201.

phil said...

Damn.

phil said...

So bring Wakefield back out?

redsock said...

remy said jeemer was up and assumes he'll be in, though he expected with the 2 run lead wake would stay. the ol' "they got him up so he'll pitch" deal.

Jere said...

"Castig just mentioned Manny now. I am so far behind!"

But couldn't Castig have been late mentioning it? Unless you heard the cheer and he said it right away....

phil said...

Flomax commercial followed up by a Thompson Water Seal ad. Make up your minds.

phil said...

Okajima in.

L-girl said...

The radio through MLB audio has a huge delay. If I refresh too soon, I know the outcome of the at-bat before the batter steps in.

Jere said...

And then a hair coloring ad for ex hippies called Touch of Gray.

L-girl said...

Flomax commercial followed up by a Thompson Water Seal ad. Make up your minds.

:>)

redsock said...

shitty brk bat flair.

Jere said...

I know but I'm just sayin' maybe the delay wasn't as much as you thought--if Castig didn't notice Manny was out there for a few seconds or whatever.

L-girl said...

i knew what you meant. it's possible, but i think not.

phil said...

Is that one of those regulation strikes they never call?

Jere said...

k

phil said...

Phillips still shitty.

redsock said...

phillips bringin' the MFY curse to the reds.

phil said...

So, umm, pitch this guy low in the zone.

Amy said...

Gotta go make dinner, but I am watching, but can't thread. Keeping my fingers crossed for Oki...

L-girl said...

"the power threat andy phillips"

really?

redsock said...

tito not effing around.

phil said...

MDC in.

redsock said...

i hope jack liked that hook.

L-girl said...

i hope jack liked that hook.

I was about to type "some call jack marshall and tell him tito pulled jeemer".

phil said...

Shit.

L-girl said...

shit

phil said...

That Lowell out's looming a little here.

phil said...

Clutch.

redsock said...

cash's block was STAGGERING!

Jere said...

He gets a DP on 3-0!!!!! Oh yeah!!

redsock said...

3-0 GIDP???????????????


me likey, me fucking likey.

L-girl said...

YEAH DP!!!!!!!

redsock said...

wow -- major idiot swing from griffey there.

and the sox unclog the bases.

phil said...

Griffey must be having a post-600 slump the way Manny had his pre-500 one.

Jere said...

I went to middle school with the guy in that shrunken head commercial. Not the guy with the shrunken head. The guy who delivers the line.

phil said...

Moss to pitch. (You never know.)

Jere said...

Pet peeve alert: Catcher throwing to first after K.

Jere said...

dirt kick--which was a totally out of control thing for Dom's brother to do, as the stories say...

redsock said...

My fave YS moment? 2004 ALCS 7.

Jack Marshall said...

Glad you're thinking of me---I'm all choked up---and YES, I am thrilled Tito's learning curve isn't flat.

Now explain to me why he pulled Wakefield with a low pitch count and Bruce coming up, when Bruce had looked like a Little Leaguer against the knuckleball. He wouldn't have pulled him with the same pitch count if it had been the 7th rather than the 8th, now would he? Sometimes Tito manages like a robot.

But he pulled Jeemer before he could blow the game. That's progress!

redsock said...

OF needs a single and dong for the cycle.

L-girl said...

ah, the dirt kick. "and he caught everything belt high".

so he never dived.

L-girl said...

That's progress!

Yes, the only manager to bring the Red Sox two WS wins in the past 85+ years is finally learning how to do something right. Thank goodness.

phil said...

It's hard to fault Tito for pulling Wake too early (rather than too late).

L-girl said...

My fave YS moment? 2004 ALCS 7.

What's this from? TV ad?

redsock said...

Some ASG bullshit.

Jere said...

The dirt kick was a "Yankee Stadium memory"--an idea that I believe was conceived by ME on one of my broadcasts early this year! (My memories wouldn't quite make Fox's cut.)

L-girl said...

The dirt kick was a "Yankee Stadium memory"--an idea that I believe was conceived by ME on one of my broadcasts early this year! (My memories wouldn't quite make Fox's cut.)

Conceived by you? You mean your idea to use it as your YS memory? Or...?

Jere said...

On my 'cast, I was doing "Yankee Stadium Memories" since it's the final season. Now Fox is doing it as part of their All-Star Game hype-machine. But mine were like, "guy guzzles beer in front of 13-year old me and spills it all over himself."

Jere said...

And the one they just showed was the dirt-kick.

Jere said...

Shifty!

L-girl said...

Now Fox is doing it as part of their All-Star Game hype-machine.

They never would have thought of it without you.

redsock said...

one sox-yanks game from the early- or mid-90s (?) or so had fans in two side by side upper decks tossing beer at each other. there was so much beer flying it looked like each side had hoses!

Jere said...

It's not "POP"-elbon, guy.

Unless you're in Maine, I guess. SO it's okay.

Jere said...

"They never would have thought of it without you."

Maybe MLB was going around the web, looking for copyright infringements, came across my game, and....

phil said...

Which particular dirt kick was this?

phil said...

Shit.

L-girl said...

I definitely won't volunteer my moment(s).

redsock said...

fuck.

Jere said...

god. damn.

L-girl said...

Which particular dirt kick was this?

Joe DiMaggio. There's some footage you always see.

L-girl said...

oh shit

redsock said...

damn it - shoulda gone with timlin

L-girl said...

shit shit shit

phil said...

Aardsma in 10?

Jere said...

Another rare "me standing and clapping, one strike away, and the game gets tied up"

L-girl said...

shoulda gone with timlin

always!

nixon33 said...

did he get beat with a fastball, or 2nd best pitch?

L-girl said...

Aardsma in 10?

sure, why not

redsock said...

flat split

nixon33 said...

fuck.

redsock said...

remy wondering if reds will steal

Jere said...

The dumb thing I was gonna say in the "pre-9/11" era of this game:

"I had a great view of a YS beer shower in the left field bleachers around that time. I've never seen anything like it. Despite having all my Sox gear on, I went completely unscathed, since we were in the back. So I just got to watch it out in front of me. There was beer in the air at a constant rate for several minutes."

Ofer said...

Fuck. I hate the fact that we now have to HOPE to get to the tenth

redsock said...

gift strike 2 for bot

Jere said...

Why are we talking about the calls Pap has had go his way, and not the equally shitty calls that have gone against him?

L-girl said...

Because calls go for and against all pitchers all the time, and people talk about whatever.

redsock said...

26 pitches for snuffer there

Ofer said...

OK... now let's talk about who goes out for the 10th...

Probably Hansen.

L-girl said...

Did the Aardvark pitch a lot yesterday?

Jere said...

Let's not talk about the bottom of the 10th til we see if we have a 10 run lead by then or not.

redsock said...

aaards - 1 inning 12 pit

phil said...

YOUK!

phil said...

Lots of Sox shirts in the rightfield stands.

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

showing off for the family.

Jere said...

YOOOOOOOOK I LOVE YOUUUUUUUU
He's livin on the Air in Boston, Boston WRKO

phil said...

SUCK IT!

L-girl said...

SWEATY DONG!!!!

WE LOVE YOU YOOOOOOOOOOOOK

Jere said...

Co to the Co to the DONGGGG

Ofer said...

HA! I love seeing the YOUK!s here before the in play, run on GDGD

redsock said...

I'M OCOC, MUTHERFUCKER!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

hell has frozen over, coco hit a dingerdong

phil said...

Youk's hilarious in the dugout, turning around and seeing Coco's go over the wall.

L-girl said...

OMG OCOC!!!!!!!

hot dong on dong action. me likee.

Jere said...

Youk jumps in the dugout. That was his first jump ever that didn't end up with him landing on a series clinching pile.

redsock said...

great shot of yook pogoing after ococ's dong.

thanks dusty for letting your closer rot in the pen!

L-girl said...

Radio guys describing Yook in the dugout watching the Coco dong. Sounds great.

phil said...

BB Cora. Lincoln's got nothing.

redsock said...

hi dusty! enjoy your nap?

Ofer said...

Chances of Einstein going back to back to back: 1/100000000000000

L-girl said...

I keep trying to come up with a Lincoln joke, but I got nothin.

Civil wars, slaves, Lincoln logs... Jere? Anyone?

redsock said...

sox chop a couple of lincoln logs!

Ofer said...

Especially if they give him absolutely nothing to hit

redsock said...

wow -- funny we both were typing logs at the same time

phil said...

Assuming this isn't a Cash DP, does Paps come out?

redsock said...

slaves

Leaving Lincoln in was the worst decision since Emancipation?

Ofer said...

Lincoln can't abolish the Sox? (wow, that's really bad)

phil said...

Lincoln Continental.

redsock said...

bot set up to vulture a win.

L-girl said...

Lincoln can't abolish the Sox? (wow, that's really bad)

Actually it was pretty good, considering the competition.

Phil: ouch.

Jere said...

Linkin' Youk and Coco via dongs?

Ofer said...

So... will it be the closer of the future?

redsock said...

Leaving Lincoln in was the worst decision since Emancipation?

****

Does anyone know the reference?

Jere said...

No, Linkin' Coco TO Youk via the dong.

redsock said...

Lincoln en-abe-lled us to win?

Ofer said...

bot set up to vulture a win.

Yeah, when I see a closer with wins I assume it means blown saves

L-girl said...

the worst decision since Emancipation

I sure don't.

redsock said...

blown saves ... or tie games, i guess.

Ofer said...

I like a pinch hitter with a 195 AVG

L-girl said...

en-abe-elled. oy.

redsock said...

L, I assumed you'd be the only one who knew the line.

L-girl said...

Drawing a blank!

Jere said...

Well this is off-topic, though it is presidential, but I was over at Laura's blog and thought of this: In the Bill Hicks skit about Reagan and Limbaugh peeing on each other, how did he not get the phrase "trickle down" in there?

L-girl said...

Gimme a hint.

redsock said...

wow - bruce swung over that slider by 3 feet!

L-girl said...

In the Bill Hicks skit about Reagan and Limbaugh peeing on each other, how did he not get the phrase "trickle down" in there?

Too bad you can't ask him.

phil said...

K.

redsock said...

why doesn't remy (of all people) mention hansen's sleep apnea problems (which are now gone)?

Jere said...

Hansen the boss of...you know

No, wait, Bruce covered by Hansen.

L-girl said...

Afraid he'll mispronounce it?

redsock said...

Hint: Hickory

phil said...

I love baseball players names. Jolbert? Seriously?

Ofer said...

What's up with weird first names for Cabreras who play ball?

redsock said...

can the corpse of griffey do anything?

Jere said...

I'm just hoping every day I don't need to use the Crap-nea nickname....

L-girl said...

Hickory? That's your hint?

Jere said...

I got 337! (The number Bill Lee wanted to wear because it spells LEE upside down.) Sweet.

Jere said...

that's a swing, there's a swing

phil said...

Fooled badly on that one.

Jere said...

Fox still said 2-0 for a while, even though the home plate ump called swing right away.

Ofer said...

I hate defensive indifference

L-girl said...

337, love it

redsock said...

In Hansen I trust.

Nail it down and we'll go out for ice cream!

Ofer said...

OK, Hansen, come the fuck ON

redsock said...

slap him, farrell.

Jere said...

Brennaman talkin' closers....

Bronson in the game!

redsock said...

ARROYO runs for griffey

nixon33 said...

rockettes-kick-hairdo in to pinch run

phil said...

Water.

nixon33 said...

WHEW!

redsock said...

1st MLB save for Hansen.

Jere said...

oh praise the lord and lordess of sports, it's over. No Crapnea necessary.

L-girl said...

WHEW

not clean water. thank something.

L-girl said...

rockettes-kick-hairdo

who that be?

Ofer said...

Was that one close? Or an easy play for Drew?

Anyway, it's Hansen's first career save (and it's not like he hasn't had chances...)

redsock said...

easy drift back for o.f.

phil said...

FLA - 000
FKR - 010

Jere said...

Freakin Damon. Leadoff man on in top of first for Yanks.

Ofer said...

And... I'm going out for ice cream too. They have great ice cream here in Buenos Aires

phil said...

FLA - 000 1
FKR - 010

Jere said...

ofer, there was a hint of scariness to the hit initially, which is probably owed to the situation, but as soon as you saw Drew you knew he had it, he was only slightly drifting back as A&W royal rooter beer said.

That was a spontaneous nickname. Ooh, and a good Seinfeld comes on Fox!!!

Jere said...

Double Play Jeter. Good start...

nixon33 said...

l-girl, it was arroyo. rocketees leg kick while pitching, hairdo all the time!

Jere said...

Leadoff double off Mussina!

nixon33 said...

FUCKING ASTROS

phil said...

Who knew Pence was an Oriole.

phil said...

GDGD's froze.

phil said...

Lee Dong.

phil said...

Lee looks happy. I'm happy for him.

nixon33 said...

ELL CABILLO!
YES! MOOSES STREAK ENDS TONIGHT!

phil said...

MFY - 0
ASS - 3

phil said...

GDGD's still on the Kaz Matsui atbat.

redsock said...

MFY - 0
ASS - 3


Now that's confusing!

phil said...

Fan interference much? Dumbasses.

redsock said...

slappy with a dong about 1 inch beyond the rf wall.

redsock said...

wow -- totally knocked away by that moran fan.

phil said...

Hermida yells at the fan in the Astros jersey who knocked the ball out of his glove. That fan'd be lynched in Boston.

phil said...

By Hermida, I of course mean Pence.

Amy said...

Great ending to the game. Sorry I missed all the thread excitement, but hard to cook and type.

So does that mean Pap gets the W even though he blew the save?

Wake robbed of a W again. Poor Wake.

redsock said...

FLA - 000 100 000 - 1 3 0
FKR - 010 200 10X - 4 5 0

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NYY - 023 000 0 - 6
HOU - 300 001 - 4

redsock said...

So does that mean Pap gets the W even though he blew the save?

Yep.

Wake robbed of a W again. Poor Wake.

Don't worry about his W/L record -- it's not important.

Just enjoy his 7-4-2-2-6 line.

ish said...

Evening, chaps. Spent the day wasting the petrol, since, ya know, gas is so cheap these days. But like Manny's planned day off, I had a planned day trip to wander around, and that's what we did. Started off here at home (southern Maine), went west to Concord, NH, then to Keene in the southwestern part of the state. Crossed the border to Brattleboro, Vermont and stopped there for a couple of hours. After that went south to Greenfield, MA and took Route 2 east along the northern part of the state, then headed up 495 and home.

Fantastic day for it, too. I listened to most of the game and thought about you guys and what you'd be saying about all of this. And DAMMIT. There's LIGHTNING near here, and I just got home from a 250 miles run about which means I really shouldn't go back out to try to capture some lightning with my camera. Ah well.

It is pretty dubious to see...

W: Papelbon
L: Lincoln
SV: Hansen



***By the way: Castig and O'Brien interviewed Craig Hansen after the game and Joe asked him if he felt nervous about being called into the game. Hansen said he didn't really think about it, but was kind of surprised because he was in the bathroom in the bullpen when someone knocked on the door and said "Hey, you're going in the game."

So, he gets a save, and a bounce in his step!

redsock said...

NYY - 023 000 012 - 8 12 1
HOU - 300 001 100 - 4 9 0

nick said...

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?

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