July 21, 2008

G101: Red Sox 4, Mariners 0

Red Sox  - 000 020 020 - 4 11  0
Mariners - 000 000 000 - 0 8 0
Lester, working on 12 days rest, was superb (7.1-8-0-0-6, 103), throwing only 60 pitches (and 48 strikes!) through the first six innings. His sinker was outstanding.

After allowing two singles to start the eighth, Lester got a line out before another single banged off his shin to load the bases. Jonathan Papelbon came in and threw two pitches, getting Raul Ibanez to ground into an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play. Bot then pitched a perfect ninth: 6-3, 3U, L4.

Boston got on the board in the fifth when Coco Crisp walked with one out and Jason Varitek lined a home run to left (not a typo!). Jed Lowrie's bases-loaded single brought home two insurance runs in the eighth.

In addition to his dong, Varitek singled and walked, Lowrie singled twice and walked, Crisp singled and walked three times, Manny Ramirez singled three times, and Kevin Youkilis singled, walked and was HBP.

The 6-7-8-9 spots in the Sox order reached base 13 times in 19 opportunities -- and scored and drove in all four runs.

The Rays two-hit the Athletics 2-0 and the Yankees routed the Twins 12-4. So the standings remain the same: Boston 1.5 GB, New York 4.5 GB.

***

Jon Lester (3.38, 128 ERA+) / Jarrod Washburn (4.83, 82 ERA+)

After a string of four superb starts, Lester has experienced problems in two of his last three outings:
                 IP  H  R ER BB  K  PIT
Jun 5 TBR W 6.1 8 1 1 0 5 109
Jun 12 BAL W 7 7 2 2 1 3 101
Jun 17 @PHI W 7 6 0 0 1 5 99
Jun 22 STL W 7.1 9 2 2 1 3 101
Jun 28 @HOU L 5 9 6 6 0 3 76
Jul 3 @NYY W 9 5 0 0 2 8 105
Jul 8 MIN W 7.1 9 5 5 3 6 117
We need a win.

Also: A's/Rays and Twins/Yankees (4.5 GB), both at 7 PM

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Jere said...

crazy bunt

Patrick said...

Lugo's not the SS you're looking for...

tim said...

as shitty as the sacrifice is, wit the way tacoby's been going, not the worst decision there i think. esp since he has the wheels to beat it out.

SoSock said...

i always thought of a foul tip as a ball you just barely get a piece of

Most people think the same thing. And in common terms it is. But in the rulebook it's a distintive thing from just a foul. The difference being the ball is not dead.

redsock said...

i wanna see the "mark lowe face"!

SoSock said...

that would be a "distinCtive" thing, as oppossed to the ever popular "distintive" thing

ish said...

That reminded me of a play the other night, I think in LA... A guy's bat broke in the back-swing and hit him in the back of the head.

Jere said...

right, so a ball tipped into the mitt is the same as a regular strike, with runners able to advance. Okay. Thanks. I never really thought that out, I guess.

ish said...

What the deuce is Yunker?

tim said...

Not boneless, I'm not a big fan of the boneless - they're too much like chicken fingers. (Not sure if that's a Canadian thing only or what)

I like the full wing experience, bone and all. This place is probably the best I've had, they've won awards and stuff. Today (and Thurs) is 59 cent night....they've got your basic flavors though. The degrees of hotness, BBQ, sweet and sour, and delicious honey garlic.

Some of the crazy wing flavors are aiight, but I like to stick with the basics.

Jere said...

I wanna see the This Guy face.

ish said...

I always go for a grilled chicken quesadilla at Wings Your Way with cajun sauce. Absolutely amazing. Even if they're not technically wings.

Honey garlic!!!?? Ohhh man.

tim said...

I always knew the foul tip differed from a regular foul - runners being able to advance makes sense...so the catcher has to tag the hitter if he strikes out on a foul tip then I guess?

redsock said...

we gotts cash in some of these BBs.

ish said...

I like the menu at Wings Your Way, though...

The Donald..........$7,798
10,000 piece wing platter
plated in gold.
Drink recommendation: Manhattan

tim said...

I always go for a grilled chicken quesadilla at Wings Your Way with cajun sauce.

Goddamn that sounds tasty.

phil said...

Squander.

Jere said...

no, because as soon as the catcher misses it, it becomes a regular foul and the ball's dead and the batter is still up.

SoSock said...

No the catcher doesn't have to tag him. It's treated exactly the same as a swing and miss.

tim said...

bahahaha Derrick Low.

Jere said...

but only if the catcher hangs on to it, right?

ish said...

Amazing thing about the quesadillas... For $8 or so, you get not four slices like you'd get with any normal quesadilla... you get 8! They take two huge tortillas instead of one. Ends up being about two meals.

SoSock said...

Dear Manny
We miss you.
Come home.
Now.
Sincerely,
Us

tim said...

Googled Wings Your Way. Looks good. So if I'm driving up to Maine via Boston, I can hit this up? (Assuming I know where you're at, ish)

Jere said...

what you're calling a "foul tip" I always just thought of as a ball that's "tipped into the mitt". Because you're saying it's only a foul tip if it's caught right?

ish said...

The Anna Nicole (Pre-TRIMSPA Baby!)..........$38.99
A Wings Your Way original, now in memory of Ms. Smith.
Hungry? This 50 piece Bone-in wing platter should do the job!
Although Anna could probably have downed this in one serving,
you may have to call on a few friends for help! Choose your
sauce.
Drink recommendation: Pitcher of Bud Lite!

SoSock said...

And yes Jere, only if he holds on.
Otherwise it's a foul ball, not a foul tip.

ish said...

Googled Wings Your Way. Looks good. So if I'm driving up to Maine via Boston, I can hit this up? (Assuming I know where you're at, ish)

Heh. They've got one on Route 1 in North Hampton, NH, and one right in the center of Durham, NH. Near UNH.

Patrick said...

I can't wait until I'm right and I can casually ask for two 'Donalds' to go.

Patrick said...

I mean, until I'm rich

tim said...

We have an NY-style Italian restaurant chain here (East Side Mario's), somewhat decent food, that offers unlimited salad and breadsticks with each meal...I usually end up taking 3/4 of the actual meal home.

Then there was the time we went with a group, and me and a friend split a pizza. The server "Are you sure that's all you want?"
Me: "Well don't they get unlimited salad and bread?"
Server: "Oh."

They know, so we tipped handsomely in lieu.

ish said...

The Big Lebowsky..........$12.99...Small Lebowski....$8.99
If you think you know nachos, think again. This massive platter comes loaded with cheese, scallions,
olives, jalapeƱos, onions & diced tomatoes. "A lotta cheese, a lotta chips, a lotta what-have-you's."
The Dude abides. Served with sides of sour cream, salsa & guacamole. Pick your wing sauce.
Add chicken, beef, pulled pork...$2.00 Add beans or chili...$1.00
Drink Recommendation: White Russian

Jere said...

And on that pitch, a foul tip...

Patrick said...

There's a wings your way in Durham?!?! it must be new, no?

ish said...

Oh no.

What is this now with Lester?

ish said...

Oh cock.

tim said...

Thats a crazy intense menu.

Too bad they spelled Lebowski wrong :(

ish said...

There's a wings your way in Durham?!?! it must be new, no?

Actually the North Hampton location is newer than Durham.

Jere said...

Little Roy Hobbs flinch by Wicked Lester there

tim said...

all this talk has got me jonesin for some Morty's!

(wings ill be devouring soon)

redsock said...

remy says a mere jock adjustment for sid

ish said...

One of the owners of Wings Your Way is also a budding DJ. She's pretty well set with WYW, but on the side she works at a classic rock station in Portsmouth.

ish said...

Damn. Such a good catch! Then the ball rolls away.

Jere said...

it was on the exchange Don

tim said...

Ehh, with Lugo in there the runner would've ended up on 3rd.

redsock said...

time for the original houdini

Jere said...

I just got a "Conflicting edits" page. Anyone seen this before?

SoSock said...

Shit - I hate seeing "in play - no out" At least it didn't say "run(s)"

nixon33 said...

please get him out.

tim said...

Dear Mr. Lester,

You have pitched incredibly well up to this point, and a double play (see: "twin killing") would be the ideal way to cap off this inning of excellence.

So please, oblige.

Sincerely,
Tim

redsock said...

jere - yes. i got it on my 1st attempt for a lowe face post.

first time i've ever seen it.

tim said...

no dice on the 'conflicting edits', jere :S

SoSock said...

Are you guys referring to Durham, CT. I've actually been there. Did the Durham Fair with our soap business acouple of times.

ish said...

Are you guys referring to Durham, CT. I've actually been there. Did the Durham Fair with our soap business acouple of times.

Nope. Durham, NH. Home of the University of New Hampshire.

redsock said...

Kairo!

tim said...

Jesus christ. FSN northwest just showed a shot of Lester with a flashing scoreboard in the background, thought I was going to have a seizure.

Thanks Jonny, that works as well. Sit down, Pharaoh!

Patrick said...

Wow, I'm so confused about this WyW in Durham. I know there is the Durham HoP, the gyro place, lily's bar and grill....

Do you know what side of the road it's on?

Jere said...

sosock, Lowrie dove to his left, had it behind the bag, then lying on his stomach tried to reach into the glove and flip to Dustin. The ball had just started slipping out the top of his glove when he reached for it, so it just kind of scooted away toward Dustin but not close enough so Dustin could stay on the bag and grab it.

tim said...

Did the Durham Fair with our soap business acouple of times.

soapsock?

redsock said...

Vidro PH
.223 AVG
.267 OBP

:>)

tim said...

another one of those maple bats?

tim said...

WyW

Durham, NH
13 Jenkins Court
Durham, NH 03824
603-868-2425

s1c said...

Escaped

NOW LETS GET SOME FRAGGING RUNS

tim said...

nice lester, i likey.

Jere said...

nice! the slightest bit scary off the bat, but Drew had it all the way. Not even close to track.

ish said...

Wow, I'm so confused about this WyW in Durham. I know there is the Durham HoP, the gyro place, lily's bar and grill....

Do you know what side of the road it's on?


You know how there are all of the one-way streets in sort of a traffic circle of sorts right through the center of town? WyW is in the center. It's on Jenkins court, apparently. Near Store 24.

Patrick said...

I know! I was just looking on map quest. It's in the middle of down town.

It's just crazy to me because I spent my first 17 years less than a mile from there.

Patrick said...

I'll have to go there sometime. Sounds delicious.

ish said...

It's just crazy to me because I spent my first 17 years less than a mile from there.

Hey wow. That makes explaining it a lot easier! Haha.

ish said...

I was thinking of going there on Friday.

SoSock said...

WooWoo!!
WTG Lester!

soapsock?
That's great :) Never thought about it! SoSock is just shorter than Southern Sox Fan

tim said...

Ahh dammit, tomorrows a dice-k start. Looks like we'll be in for the long haul.

ish said...

One thing is clear: SoSock is fun to say.

nixon33 said...

ken singleton always talks about a certain foul ball he hit off of his toes. says he still feels it once and a while.

ish said...

Ahh dammit, tomorrows a dice-k start. Looks like we'll be in for the long haul.

I'm not sure I'll be able to make it the entire game. I'm drifting right now as it is.

Patrick said...

SoSock is just shorter than Southern Sox Fan

You'd have known that if you clicked on the eye catching avatar. Took me 2 seconds.

tim said...

That's great :) Never thought about it! SoSock is just shorter than Southern Sox Fan

I don't think I've ever heard an explanation of it. Good to know...works better than, say... CanSock

tim said...

Electrical contractor - right on! Same thing my dad does.

tim said...

YookHBP

Jere said...

We've got another movie ad on the schedules. (See August of any team.) At least it's a baseball movie this time. But still...

ish said...

Ow.

redsock said...

Come on Psirc.

Patrick said...

mmmmmmm, salmon

ish said...

Whew! oCoC breaks the ofer streak!

tim said...

!t00w

ish said...

He was 0 for his last 21, NO MORE.

SoSock said...

One thing is clear: SoSock is fun to say.

Ha! Got 1 of those stupid space wasting e-mails today from a freind who sends them out EVERY day. There was one funny pic, though, probably photo-shopped, but still funny.
It was a bill board for a place called Sofa King and the slogan at the bottom said "You can't beat prices that are Sofa King low!"
I had to laugh, then delete.

ish said...

mmmmmmm, salmon

Salmon and coffee. There's lunch!

tim said...

argh. my days of checking those schedules are done...got the ol dashboard widget goin and i'll use my yahoo sports for more than 4 days in the future, thankyouverymuch.

Jere said...

"Salmon and coffee. There's lunch!"

To people who have the complete opposite taste buds as mine, ha.

Patrick said...

I got booted from SoSH for talking about sofa king...

Jere said...

tim, I'm constantly checking those skeds because it's how I buy tickets.

ish said...

To people who have the complete opposite taste buds as mine, ha.

MINE TOO.

redsock said...

SoSH
SoSock
SoFaKing
...

tim said...


To people who have the complete opposite taste buds as mine, ha.


That's me!

In terms of breakfasts, I think salmon lox on a bagel with cream cheese and red onion is up there with the best of em. With either coffee or tea...

ish said...

I got booted from SoSH for talking about sofa king...

Sam Horn sucked!

How long would that take?

tim said...

Jiminez Cricket in.

Hooray! Just got an email from ebay, the Bob Dylan tickets I had sold buy-it-now style!

Patrick said...

The salmon and coffee meals sounds as bad as getting a free coffee with purchase of mini dunkin donuts pizza.

pizza and coffee? Thanks Pappelbon...

tim said...

tim, I'm constantly checking those skeds because it's how I buy tickets.

Right on, that makes sense. Fuck ads anyhow.

Jere said...

Mallards on the Meer

ish said...

Pizza and coffee does sound bad. I tried their southwest chicken flatbread the other day... zomg. Tasty.

andy said...

If this keeps up it will be a Spectekular win.

tim said...

Remember that Lowrie dong I called back there? I think it's time.

tim said...

pizza and coffee? bleh.

ish said...

LOWRIE RIBBBBBBBBBIEEEEESSSS!!!

tim said...

that works, Lugo WHO?

tim said...

I did have a hankerin for some ribeyes

Patrick said...

sorry creepy joe morgan avatar, a quarter dong will do.

Jere said...

Tim's a quarter right! Still awesome!

s1c said...

Starting to feel a lot better about this game!!!

4-0 is better than 2-0.

SoSock said...

Juiced for the Jed-I - and he comes through!

ish said...

So, Dunkin' Donuts trying out lunch/dinner... How about Subway trying out breakfast?

It's worked for me... One Subway near here (in Portsmouth) has cinnamon buns... Quite possibly the best cinnamon rolls I've ever had. And that even counts Cinnabon!

Jere said...

i just got another "conflicting edits"...

tim said...

50% right in terms of runs!

andy said...

Andy's Boy Jed

redsock said...

jed is hot for sosock's likely underage niece.

tim said...

Subway breaky is OK

SoSock said...

Danielle's pose looks so appropriate for that hit.

tim said...

jed is hot for sosock's likely underage niece.

Why don't you have a seat over here for a minute?

ish said...

jed is hot for sosock's likely underage niece.

Or wouldn't that be the other way around?

ish said...

Sosock... Feeling bad for Danielle right now. She's in a Joe Morgan sandwich.

andy said...

Now that's straight talk Redsock

Patrick said...

jed is hot for sosock's likely underage niece.

yeah well, there's a queue...

andy said...

This Lester kid is pretty good I wish we could have a pitcher like that.

tim said...

there's a conflicting edits for me.

4-0 is good enough for a W? right? right bullpen? right?!?!? prove it!

Patrick said...

Oh no, it's Andy! Hide the women, and children!

andy said...

When did this niece become the it-girl?

Patrick said...

She's it until there is another Heidi sighting...

andy said...

I have to watch myself now there is a girl being discussed. If you thought I was dirty with men.

SoSock said...

6 outs to go gentleman.

sosock's likely underage niece.

yeah, somewhat.
12 to be exact.
And the apple of my eye, second only to my 9 yr-old softball-playing granddaughter Haley.

ish said...

Sosock... Didn't you say your niece was 12?

redsock said...

jeemer and bot up

ish said...

Impeccable timing...

andy said...

I have been dreaming of this moment when a Lowrie would come to the rescue from the evil Lugo. And Lester is a young god. He reminds me of one of those real good finesse pitchers from years past.

tim said...

I sea the fans have started filing out. Pussies.

Patrick said...

....oh....12? *COUGH*

andy said...

Yes he said she was 12 you dirty ass bastards.

tim said...

Bot could use an inning, even if its a non-saver. Just don't put jeemer in with runners on.

andy said...

Now focus on the men playing with balls out there.

SoSock said...

uh-oh.

ish said...

So that'd make you a very young grandfather, yeah? Haley's very, very lucky to have a young grandfather. Sticking around for a long, long time. My grandfather died way too young at 64, and I was only 8 when he passed.

tim said...

Feeling bad for Danielle right now. She's in a Joe Morgan sandwich.

Just noticed this now. *shudders*

ATTENTION NBC'S TO CATCH A PREDATOR:
please pay attention to the following buzz words

JOE MORGAN
UNDERAGE NIECE
SANDWICH

Jere said...

wouldn't that be uncle?

redsock said...

shit - i'd stay with sid here.

ish said...

Two HUGE runs in the top of the inning... Gotta bear down here, Jon. Hoping to not have to see Jeemer in this situation.

redsock said...

get a dp - i fear jeemer with men on base.

tim said...

Shit, might be time to hit up the pen....lets see a triple play houdini!

SoSock said...

uh-oh, uh-oh

Jere said...

I'm Craig Hansen from Bullpen NBC.

redsock said...

Just noticed this now. *shudders*

IT'S YOUR FAULT!!!!!

:>)

ish said...

....oh....12? *COUGH*

LMAO.

Heidi would be pissed.

tim said...

i think i hear the wings coming...

redsock said...

she's probably taller than joe - and so can kick his ass.

tim said...

I'm Craig Hansen from Bullpen NBC.

Very nice.

ish said...

Wow. This has been a hilarious past three minutes of posting. Can't stop laughing!

andy said...

Come on Jeemer come in and give Bot a chance to pitch on the road.

Jere said...

"Lester's missed with the last three." -- Don. (Except for that foul ball....)

ish said...

Craig Hansen from Bullpen NBC... Other interests: Jammin' with my band.

Zenslinger said...

Left him in to go lefty on lefty for Suzuki. But it's a little hairy.

Lord, you all still up? I'm getting in bed out here on the West Coast.

Jere said...

Almost got that triple play.

tim said...

that did have triple playability!

SoSock said...

Whew!
That 1st out is always SO huge

tim said...

Mariners guys wondering if they would've went to paps if that was a base hit...

no they won't!
you fucking morons!

Jere said...

goddamn that was a horrible sound....

s1c said...

Fragging kidding me.

Jere said...

that's one of those "let's see it again with sound"ers.

s1c said...

its Bot time lets go Tito!!!

ish said...

Dammit! That one hits Lester right off the shin - infield hit, bases loaded... He's not walking with a limp, though.

BOT.

redsock said...

BOT!

tim said...

I really, really, really hope that I'M the moron here.

Jeemer with the bases loaded, 1 out....I'm getting into the Heineken.

SoSock said...

dammit
Hate to see the "ball deflected off pitcher" thing.
Usually means it was a good pitch and a bad break.

Jere said...

well it was hit very hard so it may have saved a run. But it was a bad break since it rolled to no-person's land.

ish said...

well it was hit very hard so it may have saved a run. But it was a bad break since it rolled to no-person's land.

Not to mention ball on bone.

We'll let Andy run with that one.

tim said...

EHHH bringing in the best reliever with the game on the line even if it isn't in the 9th/save situation!

YOU'RE LEARNING TITO!!!!!

Patrick said...

Some fuckers just drove down my street smashing each mail box along the way. I called the cops, but I doubt there is much they could do at this point. I didn't get a good look at the car...

ish said...

Go for 2 K's, or pitch low and look for a ground ball?

redsock said...

okay, we don't need a shutout, but we need some serious snuffin'.

Jere said...

A deuce!!!!!!

ish said...

pitch low and look for a ground ball?

THAT ONE.

tim said...

O EFF YEAH!

Patrick said...

Bwahhahaha, Pap!!!

Jere said...

we go 9

nixon33 said...

i like the whole "sometimes the save comes in the 8th inning" philosophy. could've used it in the last couple of games. NICELY DONE!

redsock said...

ALL HAIL THE MOTHERFUCKIN BOT!

phil said...

Sweet.

Zenslinger said...

dp dp

andy said...

This is amazing. Keep it up and it will be a JedTekular win.

tim said...

ALL HAIL THE MOTHERFUCKIN BOT!

*hails*

SoSock said...

mmmm, it says injury delay.
Lester OK? I hope.

And yes guys, she's quite a stunner for a 12 yr-old. Actually, since I don't really see her that way, I just noticed how good she does look in that pic after the conversation started. Since her mom's been a single parent since she was about 4 (Danielle that is, not her mom), I'll probably be the one guarding the driveway with a baseball bat when she gets 15 or 16.

ish said...

Bot: 17 inherited baserunners this season... NONE have scored.

Jere said...

I like TekPapJedSter

ish said...

Interesting. The Poet gets a rare relief appearance.

A haiku outing, perhaps?

andy said...

I love how Jed looks like a little leaguer with his big uniform and hat. It took some time before they gave Lyndon a tight fitting outfit. He is like Robin to Manny's Batman.
I wish I could be either of their tight fitting outfits. Jed and Jacoby not Manny. He gets balls lost in his hind parts. Now thats going deep.

andy said...

whoa what just happened there.

redsock said...

Batista
78.2 IP
99 H
54 BB

!!!!

ish said...

I'll probably be the one guarding the driveway with a baseball bat when she gets 15 or 16.

...and Patrick.

tim said...

It took some time before they gave Lyndon a tight fitting outfit.

I still remember Cabrera's first game in Minnesota after the trade, looked like they gave him an Ortizian-sized uniform. Hilarious.

ish said...

Balls lost in his hind parts.

Sounds like a good name for a song by a rock band.

andy said...

Jere love the name of the game. Allan can we name the games. You pick the winner each night?

Patrick said...

See, I know enough to bring a steak to pacify the guards...

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