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?

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redsock said...

Lineup change: Cora in for Lugo (stomach ailment).

Other Globe stuff:

Manny: planned day off ... Varitek spent 7 hours in a Cleveland airport, stranded because of weather ... Trot Nixon is with the Mets ...

redsock said...

Trot to Stems

L-girl said...

Let's see if I can listen, work and thread at the same time.

redsock said...

Fox = Mute

redsock said...

Remy on Fox!

L-girl said...

Remy on Fox can be amusing.

On audio, ads are everywhere, so I'm going with the Boston feed.

Zenslinger said...

Oh, he'll be on his best behavior on Fox. He knows he can't get away with shit.

L-girl said...

I like when he says "we", then quickly corrects himself: "we, uh, the Red Sox".

redsock said...

With Fox, Remy leaves his bong at home.


No Buck or McCarver= rethinking mute!

L-girl said...

I have to remember not to refresh too often, b/c of the radio delay.

redsock said...

BAKOBALLA!

redsock said...

speed!@!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

HE DID IT!!!!

We've been waiting to see that all year. :)

redsock said...

he did what? not steal home.

L-girl said...

The bad thing about last night's argumentative game thread was missing so much of the game. I feel like I hardly saw the game.

L-girl said...

he did what? not steal home.

Yeah. I realized that after I posted.

Oh well. Still cool.

phil said...

Neither wild pitches nor throwing errors will deter Jacoby from stealing the rounds.

L-girl said...

It's tempting to give him a new nickname: the postman.

Zenslinger said...

That run was all LBJ, unless you count help from Bako and Volquez -- not a lick of help from Pedroia, whose groundout would have been a DP.

There was a brief shot of Pedroia being restrained by Varitek in the dugout, looking all pissed off perhaps at the other dugout.

L-girl said...

Pedroia being restrained by Varitek in the dugout

Why? I don't get it.

nixon33 said...

I CAN BELIEVE REMY IS DOING THE GAME! he sounds like hes shouting though!

I AM PSYCHED TROT IS ON THE METS!

L-girl said...

Radio guys giving Wakefield stats vs. Reds, from his Pirates days. That is always strange to me - irrelevant.

L-girl said...

I CAN BELIEVE REMY IS DOING THE GAME! he sounds like hes shouting though!

I AM PSYCHED TROT IS ON THE METS!


You are shouting too. :)

nixon33 said...

haha...i woke up to the trot news on wfan.
omar m. acquiring more broken down older players...

phil said...

Damn, I turn around and miss the bottom of the inning. Curse that efficient Tim.

nixon33 said...

wow mets tix are CHEAP. not used to it with the whole fenway thing.

L-girl said...

like how cheap?

redsock said...

HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHA

idiot!

Zenslinger said...

Ha ha, interesting play on the attempted steal x 2.

But then Dunn's HR...2008 future Sox member?

L-girl said...

Geez, I got interrupted (stupid lawyers). Can someone fill me in?

nixon33 said...

i went on stubhub and saw tix for $3, $4, $7 dollars.
even on mets.com the innerbox seats are $37 or so.. and available.
def not used to that!

redsock said...

i missed the end of the inning too.

phillips singled and took off for 2B on the first pitch. throw was high, shift was on, so 3B was open. phillips kept running -- but wakefield ran over, got the throw, spun around and easily tagged him out.

then the next pitch dunn donged.

L-girl said...

thanks

and that IS cheap

redsock said...

another red got on and he was out in a rundown of sorts btw 1st and 2nd, but i missed most of that.

2.5 innings in 30 minutes!

redsock said...

Thom Brennaman tells a story about Terry Francona playing on Opening Day for the Reds in 1987: Great game, 3 hits, 3 RBIs, Then only 1 more RBI the rest of the season.

Completely wrong on all counts.

Tito did play in G1, but he had 2 hits and 2 RBI. And he drove in 10 more runs the rest of the season.

Pitiful.

nixon33 said...

GOOD WORK REDSOCK!

redsock said...

TRIPLE _ ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

You'd think these days when it's so easy to check everything, people would be a bit more careful.

Jere said...

JUst got in. Sounds like I missed a great "baseball tale that's totally untrue."

Three-bagger!

And Remy on the national, ha.

nixon33 said...

anyone know anything behind this remy doing the ntl. broadcast?

Jere said...

Great camerawork, Fox

L-girl said...

MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL POST IN ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME

L-girl said...

j/k

redsock said...

BAKOBALLA II!

L-girl said...

bockoballa?

Jere said...

Sometimes they have the local color man do it

redsock said...

he does fox games sometimes -- a few times a season.

L-girl said...

i guess so!

Zenslinger said...

Volquez working hard not to fuck up his ERA!

L-girl said...

earlier, castig said the sox are without their big sluggers - manny, ortiz and varitek.

ok...

Jere said...

I think that's how they skimp on having to pay employees: You 've got the main Buck/McCarver team, then another team, then singletons that team up with one of the team's color men, since they're in the city anyway.

L-girl said...

Yeah, cause you know the budge must be really tight at Fox.

Jere said...

But it still amuses me to have "my" announcer heard by everyone. It's like your kid be in the school play. I think.

nixon33 said...

ahh, ok, you have to remember that being in NY i dont get to see most of the sox fox games...so this is definitely a first me hearing remy on ntl. tv

L-girl said...

that is budget

redsock said...

Just sent a email to Fox Sports telling them about Thom's gaffe and asking that they please stop trying to emulate the Fox News Dept. when it comes to easily-checked facts.

L-girl said...

please stop trying to emulate the Fox News Dept. when it comes to easily-checked facts

:>)

redsock said...

FOX Feedback Support 4:46 pm (2 minutes ago)

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Thank you for contacting us. Please be patient with us as will address your issue and/or forward it to its appropriate party.

Sincerely,
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********

"... as will address ..." is actually in the email.

Jere said...

Your next email should be about correcting the mistake in their automated response.

redsock said...

Einstein with the Oriole Special!

Jere said...

I'd hope every baseball fan knows who Oil Can Boyd is. Then again...

Nice doobler, Cora.

Jere said...

Oh right, a Balti-dong

Jere said...

Why would Cafardo post something to Extra Bases mid-game about the struggles of a minor leaguer?

redsock said...

Beats hitting a home run!

L-girl said...

Castig was talking a bit about Reds history, how they were called Red Legs. Kinda like Freedom Fries and Liberty Cabbage.

Amy said...

Remy on the Fox broadcast??

Come on, LBJ!

(Hi, all.)

Amy said...

Nixon on the Mets? I wonder what my son in law thinks.

L-girl said...

Amy, check out how the Sox scored their first run. You'll enjoy it.

Oh wait, you're not doing GDGD. Someone will have to fill you in.

Amy said...

What was Tek doing in Cleveland? Is he still sick, or is this just Cash's game anyway?

And, Laura, are you suggesting he isn't one of their power hitters?? :)

L-girl said...

I assumed Cash is in b/c it's Wakefield.

And yes, I am insinuating. :)

Jere said...

Wake on mound, Cash behind plate. But since Tek wasn't playing anyway, I guess he flew on his own to Cincy.

Amy said...

All I can get on the first run is that Drew scored on a wild pitch.

More info?

L-girl said...

You mean flew to Cleveland? Or I'm missing something.

Amy said...

Would you go to Cleveland if you were trying to get to Cincy??

L-girl said...

LBJ singled, went to 2nd on an error (wild pitch?), stole third, then scored on another throwing error.

That's from memory, plus I was working, so something might be off.

L-girl said...

Would you go to Cleveland if you were trying to get to Cincy??

Best to avoid Ohio altogether. :)

redsock said...

Remy says this is the first time he's ever been in Cincinnati. It comes out that he was at Game 6 of the 1975 WS.

Brennhan asks him: "So you grew up a Red Sox fan, but you broke in with the Angels. So you're at Fenway rooting for the Red Sox but you are a member of another team. Was that weird?"

Remy: "Not at all!"

redsock said...

yeah, second on a WP. and the catcher made a wild throw to 3B. lyndon is 6-6 at stealing third.

L-girl said...

Remy says this is the first time he's ever been in Cincinnati. It comes out that he was at Game 6 of the 1975 WS.

Good thing it was nothing memorable.

/eye rolling

L-girl said...

How's Timmy's hair colour? Is it keeping him in the game?

redsock said...

How's Timmy's hair colour? Is it keeping him in the game?

Hard to tell. He's wearing a cap.

Amy said...

Why wasn't Remy at the earlier games in 75? He was the regular 2B back then, as I recall. I sort of figured that's why he was doing the Fox thing since this is the Sox first return to Cincinnati since 75.

1975: My first Red Sox World Series. Memorable enough for me, why not Remy?

L-girl said...

Hard to tell. He's wearing a cap.

Oh right.

"The hair colour Tim Wakefield uses..."

Jere said...

L, I assumed a stopover in Cleveland. Or an emergency landing since he was held up by weather.

Amy--yes, Remy has done a bunch of Fox games over the years. They often use one of the team's announcers in the regional Fox games. I think they've even done three-man booths, one main guy, and one each from the two teams. Then again, Brennaman's the Reds announcer anyway, right? So they didn't have to fly in any announcers at all for this one. I also wonder if, since Remy used to "work" for Fox, meaning being on the old Fox 25 games, if he somehow kept a contract with them so he's able to do these when they need him.

L-girl said...

I sort of figured that's why he was doing the Fox thing since this is the Sox first return to Cincinnati since 75.

Could be, but he does do some national games, a few every season.

Amy said...

I am still trying to figure out the first run. I take it LBJ stole third? Not sure how Drew figures in.

L-girl said...

Memorable enough for me, why not Remy?

the bong

redsock said...

Remy was on the Angels in 1975. He said he got tickets from his manager, Dick Williams. Sat in RF.

L-girl said...

LBJ singled,

went to 2nd on a wild pitch,

stole third,

went home on a throwing error.

Amy said...

Fuck yeah! And YOUK!

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

Jere said...

3-1 us! Baby, if you ever wondered....... wondered, whatever became of Yooooooook

L-girl said...

Why wasn't Remy at the earlier games in 75? He was the regular 2B back then, as I recall.

You totally confused me with this. I never knew Remy was on the 75 Sox! (Because he wasn't.)

Amy said...

Hmmm. So when did Remy join the Sox?

God, I HATE my failing memory.

L-girl said...

Yooooook has tons of family and friends there today tooooooooo.

Jere said...

Yeah, Remy's near-miss as a Sock was '78, not '75. Freakin' Piniella.

Amy said...

Sounds like the first run was "all the way with LBJ."

redsock said...

1978 was his first Sox season

Jere said...

Amy, there are some awesome and TIME-CONSUMING sites which can tell you all you need to know about every single baseball player ever:)

Amy said...

Thanks, Jere.

Do you guys just KNOW this stuff, or do you have to look it up? (I hope the latter so I can not get neurotic about my memory!)

L-girl said...

Yeah, Remy's near-miss as a Sock was '78, not '75. Freakin' Piniella.

:D

L-girl said...

Do you guys just KNOW this stuff, or do you have to look it up?

Safe to assume it's a bit of both.

redsock said...

Amy, I knew it, but I gave you a link, too!

BR wants to be your friend!

Jere said...

I know a lotta shit, I look up a lotta shit. (But the more you look up, the more you remember.)

redsock said...

i think fox showed wake at 54 pitches thru 5!

redsock said...

(But the more you look up, the more you remember.)

Sometimes.

redsock said...

I think Remy was outside Fenway Park in 1975 selling t-shirts!

Jere said...

As far as remembering the span of a guy's career, the post-seasons help. I just think, Okay, Remy, was he in the '75 WS videos I've seen a million times? No. Was he in the '78 one-game playoff video I've seen a million times? Yes. Was he in the '86 WS videos I've seen a million times (and unfortunately remember all too well)? No. So, his tenure was late seventies to mid-eighties.

L-girl said...

(But the more you look up, the more you remember.)

Sometimes.


Never for me.

I know what I know, and nothing I look up sinks in. I don't retain any of it.

L-girl said...

Jere, I guess I use a similar process.

Jere said...

"(But the more you look up, the more you remember.)

Sometimes."

What I meant by that is the more you look up, the more stuff switches over to the "stuff you know" column...

"I think Remy was outside Fenway Park in 1975 selling t-shirts!"

Ha! I wish he'd give us a seat location so we could look for him on the DVD... did he actually say he was at game 6, or did he say all the games, or what? I kinda missed that story since I was typing...

Ofer said...

It looks like runs are hard to come by in this series... and Wake at less than 70 pitches through 5.2 is pretty impressive.

The bad thing about last night's argumentative game thread was missing so much of the game. I feel like I hardly saw the game.

Wasn't here yesterday- anything interesting? Was it the good or bad kind of argumentative?

Amy said...

Me, too, Laura. Jere, I wouldn't remember whether Remy was in those clips or not.

Yeah, I COULD look up a fact every time I post something like that, but I thought I remembered correctly. Plus if I had to look up everything before posting, I would never post.

Plus what would you guys have to pick on me for if I didn't make mis-statements?

And besides, I am not a journalist so I am not necessarily accountable for the truth of what I say. :)

Ofer said...

BTW- first time "watching" Wake on GDGD. He sure does throw a lot of knuckleballs...

L-girl said...

What I meant by that is the more you look up, the more stuff switches over to the "stuff you know" column...

Right, that's what I thought you meant. For me, that happens exactly never.

When it comes to sports, I either know stuff by my own experience, or because I read a book about a player or a season. If I don't know it either of those two ways, and have to look it up, I never retain it.

Jere said...

It's a good method to use for Red Sox, since we had that "one World Series per decade" policy going for a while there.

redsock said...

Ofer: I think GDGD lisst everything Wake throws as a knuckleball. I often follow along while watching NESN -- and they never put in fastball.

All Remy said that I heard was Game 6 and RF. He was probably at G7, but I'm not sure he said that.

L-girl said...

Was it the good or bad kind of argumentative?

Hm, good question. For me it was bad.

But it wasn't a troll or anything. It was a non-baseball argument among gamethreaders.

phil said...

Wake's fastballs aren't very fast, so they still get listed as knuckleballs.

Amy said...

Laura, I don't even remember what I once knew. Like all that math I learned in school or the plots of books I once read or who played on the Red Sox in any given year.

As for retaining new stuff, fuggedaboutit.

Jere said...

"If I don't know it either of those two ways, and have to look it up, I never retain it."

That's true to a degree for me if you're talking specific numbers. But these sites tell so much more, that I gain a lot of info that I hold onto. Like, if I look up Babe Ruth's OBP from 1932, I'm not gonna remember it tomorrow because I don't really need to. But if I learn a more interesting thing about a player through those sites, or like a record they set, I'm more likely to remember.

phil said...

I love how ESPN photoshopped the crazy hair off Volquez's GDGD photo.

L-girl said...

Laura, I don't even remember what I once knew. Like all that math I learned in school or the plots of books I once read or who played on the Red Sox in any given year.

That's the same for everyone as we age. Every single one of us.

None of us remembers what we don't use.

I used to know tons and tons of rock facts and trivia. I don't anymore, because I learned a whole bunch of other stuff that crowded that stuff out. And I'm sure I forgot half of that, too.

Luckily anything I want to know, I can look up.

Amy said...

I like when Wake pitches well. But can he hit?

Interleague play still sucks.

Ofer said...

Wow, that Hamilton-Volquez trade sure turned out to be a low-key blockbuster. At least so far.

L-girl said...

I used to know tons and tons of rock facts and trivia.

And I was just using that as one example. That is only one tiny example of things I used to know and no longer do.

Amy said...

Luckily anything I want to know, I can look up.

God bless the Internet.

Amy said...

I guess Ellsbury's wrist is feeling okay.

L-girl said...

Did I just hear right? Who is pitching for the Reds tomorrow?

Amy said...

Hahaha! Love to watch that boy run!

Jere said...

Jacoby almost fooled. Announcers don't mention it! COme on! Three replays!

L-girl said...

Love to watch that boy run!

Love to watch that boy.

redsock said...

31 SB!

lyndon ties red sox all-time rookie sb record - on june 14

L-girl said...

YOU CANNOT CATCH HIM!!!!

Jere said...

I have heard that every single thing you've ever learned is stored in your mind, we're just not able to tap into it all. I like to think that's true--it's encouraging. Like, maybe I'll up and remember some really cool stuff!

nixon33 said...

RS, why are the mets called the stems?

Jere said...

That really was a great deek by the shortstop, and it almost worked. How do they not mention it??

phil said...

Bailey's pitching tomorrow.

Amy said...

I looked away for a second (to catch a naughty kitten at something). Was he just picked off? Or did FY make an out?

Jere said...

ohw sllac meht eht Stems?

phil said...

Because it's METS backwards?

phil said...

FY check swung and grounded out 1-3.

L-girl said...

Jere, I've also read about that. The issue with memory is accessing it - unless you had a brain injury.

Sometimes I've been shocked at what I do remember. Like high-school Spanish coming back to me in Spanish-speaking countries.

nixon33 said...

duh me.

Amy said...

Jere, I believe that. The problem is accessing it all. Sometimes I am amazed at some stuff I do remember.

L-girl said...

And what's Bailey's first name?

redsock said...

It is Mets backwards. I think I got it from some Village Voice writer like 15 years ago.

Jere said...

Brenneman really fuckin up this military speech

L-girl said...

Amy, you owe me a coke.

But please make it a glass of wine.

Amy said...

OK, Laura, that was scary. Were we engaging in telepathy?

redsock said...

DONG BAILEY!

redsock said...

Brenneman really fuckin up this military speech

Got confused on various "lands".

Amy said...

Wine is fine. Red or white?

Amy said...

Shit.

We need insurance runs.

L-girl said...

Exactly. A pitcher's first name is HOMER!!

redsock said...

That's a very red dong.

L-girl said...

Red, unless it's really hot out, then some crisp white will do.

Telepathy, yes!

phil said...

What's with the haze in front of the centerfield cam?

L-girl said...

That's a very red dong.

Not a good image. Remember the alleyway next to the Algonquin?

redsock said...

all cloudy because of post-dong fireworks. jeez.

redsock said...

I never saw that red dong (whew)!

L-girl said...

I don't mean to be inside-joke-y here. But you do not want to know this.

Amy said...

Red it is then. (I was at first confused about whether you were referring to wine or dongs, since it followed the red dong post.)

phil said...

89 pitches through seven.

redsock said...

so ... read any good obits today?

redsock said...

just your standard new york scene of someone pleasuring himself in a midtown doorway. keep walkin', nothin' to see here ...

Jere said...

Another incredibly fast Wake game? Wallace Matthews is slooowly spinning in his grave.

Jere said...

Or Tim Russert's grave or something.

phil said...

Feels hard to justify putting Pedroia between Ellsbury and Drew, apart from the L/R/L thing.

Amy said...

Now, Alan, we are all getting along so nicely. Let's not get everyone stirred up.

Almost a Dong for On Fire!

L-girl said...

boy did i get truped on that one!

L-girl said...

oh it's corky!

Jere said...

The undercard death yesterday was announcer Charlie Jones....

redsock said...

corky weathers in.

L-girl said...

just your standard new york scene of someone pleasuring himself in a midtown doorway. keep walkin', nothin' to see here ...

Better - it was a trash-strewn alley. And I would say someone else had been there very recently.

Amy said...

That was foul? NOt on my TV.

Jere said...

goddamn i wish that'd been fair.

L-girl said...

so ... read any good obits today?

hee hee

redsock said...

looked obviously fair on my puter??? strange

Amy said...

Near the Algonquin? Those literary sorts must have been having too much fun inside.

phil said...

Who's on first? :)

Amy said...

Doc delivers the baby!

Jere said...

There's a run, that's a run.

Lowell wins the race to first! With a head start....

redsock said...

Doc performs an addaruntome.

phil said...

Lowell isn't very fast.

redsock said...

when thom says "staggering", drink!

Jere said...

The guy who cut it off should've run right at Lowell, woulda had him.

Amy, hate to say it, but the other ball was foul (on my TV).

DeMarlo Sveum there.

redsock said...

slowell very out.

L-girl said...

Near the Algonquin? Those literary sorts must have been having too much fun inside.

I'm not that old. :)

Those days are long gone. But we used to like to have a drink there now and again. I love hotel bars.

Amy said...

Damn, Lowell, you are not Jacoby. Stupid Hale call there.

L-girl said...

damn. who would send slowell?

redsock said...

FEAR CORA'S BAT!!!!!!!!!!!

phil said...

IBB Cora? Seriously?

phil said...

Now Cash walks and Wakefield gets a clutch single.

Amy said...

Cash it in!

redsock said...

being on deck!

L-girl said...

can we cash in? or will they ph for $$?

phil said...

Except Manny's going to pinch hit. Damn.

L-girl said...

MANNY?!?!

phil said...

Cash bats; Manny pinches for Wake.

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