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

493 comments:

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redsock said...

great bit at the end of the manny drop and roll. lyndon's red sleeve appears from the right, ready to grab the ball from under manny, then it pulls back!!!

ish said...

Don't look now, but Manny's got a three-hit game!

redsock said...

sweet swinging mofo

SoSock said...

Ish - NONE? Seriously?
That's phe-phucking-nominal!

ish said...

I love how Lyndon stood there and, it looked like he shook his head behind Manny.

Jere said...

So every single caller to EEI that says Manny doesn't hit .300 anymore is WRONG? Amazing.

andy said...

Long red things and balls and manny's ass. I love it.

phil said...

Manny over .300
Drew's still heading south.

ish said...

None. When it comes to inherited runners, Snuffer SNUFFS.

andy said...

When haven't mouth breathers been wrong?

Jere said...

hence the sarc.

Patrick said...

Listening to EEI will make ones hairs fall out.

andy said...

Drew's fire will re-ignite. He had to get his propane tank refilled after blowing up the allstar game.

redsock said...

o'neill plays it on a hop

andy said...

Werd Jere. Werd.

SoSock said...

Yooooooooooooooooooooooook

Jere said...

uhhhhhhlllllll

(I've moved on to saying the second syllable in Youkilis.)

ish said...

Anybody listen to the should-the-sox-pick-up-manny's-option Lightning Round the other day with Bob Lobel and Steve Burton?

s1c said...

Actually it was a save situation for the Bot. Winning run in the on-deck circle.

andy said...

Who's dat drippin over there?

andy said...

Youk, its YOUKKKK

ish said...

Actually it was a save situation for the Bot. Winning run in the on-deck circle.

Yep, provided he finishes the game.

Jere said...

ish, I did hear that... I was laughing AT them...

s1c said...

Anybody listen to the should-the-sox-pick-up-manny's-option Lightning Round the other day with Bob Lobel and Steve Burton?

I did, was laughing my ass off.

ish said...

3 BB for Coco!

andy said...

I prefer to call Youk Hairy Vagina Face

redsock said...

Anybody listen to the should-the-sox-pick-up-manny's-option Lightning Round the other day with Bob Lobel and Steve Burton?

No, I decided to listen to a homeless man take a dump.

Jere said...

uhhhhlllll. It's high-level. You guys gotta get there.

tim said...

This Batista certainly lives up to his stats...

6 ribeye night for tek, please...

s1c said...

Yep, provided he finishes the game

He will finish the game.

Jere said...

oh man, Tek almost got his first grand slam again.

tim said...

bahhhhhh

where the fuck are my wings!

redsock said...

freakin hacker.

ish said...

ish, I did hear that... I was laughing AT them...

I happened to turn on EEI right at the beginning of it. I didn't even know what they were asking at first.

I didn't even know it was Lobel doing it.

SoSock said...

Anybody listen to the should-the-sox-pick-up-manny's-option Lightning Round the other day with Bob Lobel and Steve Burton?

Was this a serious conversation or toungue-im-cheek. Because if they think this is actually a topic that needs to be discussed.......

andy said...

I gotcha Jere. If you can get enough people to buy in and chant it after the youk chant. Awesome.

ish said...

No, I decided to listen to a homeless man take a dump.

There are homeless people in Canada? Taking dumps?

andy said...

Yeah this is interesting Allan. Canada is supposed to be all clean and not full of dumps.

Jere said...

sosock---topic aside, the funny thing was, they tried to get as many calls as they could in a certain time, so they figured the easiest way was a yes-no question. SO they'd say "yes or no?" Ad there'd be dead silence. ANd then again, and again.... hearing Lobel Eff up after he came out and lied about Manny was great.

tim said...

There are homeless people in Canada?

yes sir.

Not going to bother with the second half of that post...

s1c said...

SoSock - Hot topic on Friday and today was bash Manny Day on WEEI. Must have heard the Eck clip 50 times today.

SoSock said...

toungue-im-cheek.
mmmm....methinks the hour doth get late.
Being a freaking GRANDPA and all that, it's WAY past my bedtime.

Jere said...

Actually my girlfriend and I DO yell Lowwwwwwwell when Lowell does good since she feels he must be jealous. It never catches on....

Patrick said...

If zombies ever raid us again, they are chronically on the second syllable. Jere won't be alone.

tim said...

fuck! that wikipedia makes it look like a nice place! what a goddamn lie.

Jere said...

So is she your niece or granddaughter? I'm confused.

andy said...

Uhhhhllll

Patrick said...

I've heard a lot about the homeless cities in Vancouver...

Jere said...

"If zombies ever raid us again,"

I missed the first zombie raid??

andy said...

sosock has many progeny.

ish said...

Was this a serious conversation or toungue-im-cheek. Because if they think this is actually a topic that needs to be discussed.......

Well, it was right after Lobel claimed the Red Sox fined Manny six figures, and his three-called-strikes AB against Rivera in a big situation where he didn't swing the bat contributed to it.

It is something that'd be interesting to discuss, but I don't think the Red Sox are going to do anything until the end of the season.

andy said...

Yeah that was crazy. When were we raided before? were they communists?

tim said...

I've heard a lot about the homeless cities in Vancouver...

Vancouver is the city, and yeah there's a ton of them there...the hooplas over the city spending millions on the steroid games (sorry...'olympics') and neglecting it's own citizens without food/shelter.

Patrick said...

I don't really want to talk about, to be honest. They ate my pet snail.

andy said...

Who needs food and shelter when you have world class ping pong

Jere said...

uuhhhlllllllllll

ish said...

UUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHLLLLLLLLLLLLL

tim said...

KILLLLLLLLLLL

redsock said...

Yook with glove = BEAST!

ish said...

the hooplas over the city spending millions on the steroid games (sorry...'olympics') and neglecting it's own citizens without food/shelter.

Sounds like a certain Chinese city...

andy said...

Did UUHHLLLL just slide into first on a defensive play?

Jere said...

oh yeah, i guess Killll is cooler, if you count the K as -- Droyyyyyyy. It's ov'

ish said...

BOOF. BALLGAME. WATER = DIRTY!!! SOMEONE SNUCK SOME DIRT INTO THE FRICKEN WATER!!!

andy said...

Webgem for sure.

That was funny.

s1c said...

Ish, heard anything from the bruins lately?

Dirty Water!!!

phil said...

Water.

Patrick said...

well, hoorah.

ish said...

Did UUHHLLLL just slide into first on a defensive play?

Yep. If you were his uniform you'd be pissed.

andy said...

Droyyyyyyyy

ish said...

Ish, heard anything from the bruins lately?

The who? Seriously, it's been that quiet.

tim said...

Sounds like a certain Chinese city...

Yup, I have no interest in the upcoming debauchery either.

Well, good to see a win! Hell, good to see a game!

Even though I totally got shafted on the wings. Goddamn where the hell are the roomies?

Later all!

andy said...

That game was sex. Pure Sex.

phil said...

It feels good to beat up on a sub-40% team for a change.

redsock said...

SoSock: Don't change that avatar!

1-0 with the NAM!

nixon33 said...

everything stays the same in the standing, thank god.

ish said...

Let's do this again tomorrow night.

Time for some Zeds.

Jere said...

NAM short for NAMGLA?

nixon33 said...

she had that avatar when we got swept too!

SoSock said...

So, while Bot finishes things up -
(that's 1)
The Warthogs beat the Salem Avalanche tonight in 10 innings and Koby Clemens was involved in a big way in the 10th.
In the top of the inning, with 2 on and 2 out, he swung at a ball in the dirt for would-be-game-ending strike 3, but the ball got away and the runner from 3rd scored. Then Clemens went too far around 1st and the catcher tried to throw behind him but it was a bad throw and another runner scored. (that's 2)
Then in the bottom, down by 2 the Hogs get 1 back and have men at 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Guy hits a liner to RF - tie game. The runner from 2nd rounds 3rd, has to hold up when the R-fielder shoots a bullet into home. But Koby lets the ball bounce off his chest toward the dugout - runner comes in with no play - game over.
Ya gotta love it!
(and the water is clean!)

redsock said...

she had that avatar when we got swept too!

Not here.

nixon33 said...

i stand corrected!

nixon33 said...

could also be that you're back.

redsock said...

Linescore of the night!

LAD - 812 140 000 - 16 18 1
COL - 001 212 112 - 10 20 1

SoSock said...

Manana!

Jere said...

the water is not clean, it is dirty

phil said...

GDGD has video for the Pedroia lineout but not the Youk slide.

Amy said...

Wow, sorry I missed last night's game thread---sounds like a fun night. And appearances by some of the long missing like S1C and Tim and a whole game with SoSock! You guys are amazing to stay up that late and talk about chicken wings for like an hour...

And, of course, Tek hits a HR, and I miss it... And a single! TAKE THAT, JACK MARSHALL. :)

Of course, no one will read this, but what the hell. I like talking to myself.

L-girl said...

Some people will see it. :)

I don't have time to go over last night's thread, but I'm glad to wake up to a win!!

Amy said...

Always glad to have an audience of even just one!

James said...

Over the last two months, Lester has a K/BB ratio of 39/8, almost 5/1. ACE numbers.

tim said...

doubt many check here after the game but fuck it....LOL...ohhh MBM.

tim said...

I see it! Yeah, amy, missed you last night...what can i say, I'm a night hawk...

I don't get to watch many of the games, and threading with GDGD just isn't the same to me. Finally got the chance to actually watch a full game and thread for once!

Amy said...

Hi, Tim. I will be watching tonight---hope you will be there!

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