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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Patrick said...

I don't know if someone posted this link yet. But if you love Josh Beckett, you should take a look.

nixon33 said...

passedballa on the DL, possible season ending surgery coming up...

redsock said...

Torn labrum in Dumbo's right shoulder. Needs surgery now so he's ready for 2009.

Are the Chokers really gonna stay with Jose Molina (.215/.255/.297, OPS+ 48), whose "hitting" makes Tek's bat look like Piazza's in his prime?

phil said...

Twins rollover in progress.

ish said...

Chad Moeller ftw!

ish said...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, Jorge Campillo, and Adam Jones

redsock said...

MIN - 020 01
NYY - 242 0

OAK - 000 00
TAM - 001 21

nixon33 said...

ha, i think i got permanently banned from SoSH.
i think they even blocked my IP address as i cant even register for a new account.
i said the most harmless shit, meanwhile people are saying jokes about mike lowell having one testicle, and wishing cancer upon people, and they don't get banned. i seriously dont even know what i could've said to get banned.
this place is king anyway, i just used to get a kick out of those miserable fucks...
tonight we must win, as the yanks and rays are putting a hurtin' on their opposing teams.

redsock said...

Edes: "[Francona] reiterated that he will not start hitting for Jason Varitek, who is in the worst slump of his life."

Ellsbury, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Ramirez, DH
Lowell, 3B
Youkilis, 1B
Crisp, CF
Varitek, C
Lowrie, SS

Suzuki, RF
Bloomquist, CF
Ibanez, LF
Beltre, 3B
Lopez, 2B
Cairo, DH
LaHair, 1B
Clement, C
Betancourt, SS

redsock said...

Ortiz in Portland:

1st AB: Walk
2nd AB: Single to left
3rd AB: Pop to 1B

redsock said...

Where were you posting?

L-girl said...

meanwhile people are saying jokes about mike lowell having one testicle, and wishing cancer upon people,

On Saturday on the bus from the hotel to the wedding, we chatted with a guy who is a lifelong Orioles fan. (And who may sweat more than Kevin Youkilis.)

This guy mentioned steroids, and Clemens's name came up. Allan expressed a little of his hatred for Fat Billy, said he is enjoying watching the spectacle "in a sadistic way".

I think Allan may heard himself from the outside and maybe realized the extent of his obsession. Maybe - just maybe - was a little embarrassed.

One of those "I say this on the internet but do I want to say this in person to a stranger" kind of things.

Redsock?

ish said...

Couple of Cubs fans at Busch Stadium for a Cards/Brewers game... Didn't even get booed.

ish said...

Steve Phillips says reliever Russ Springer is the Cardinals' answer to Mike Timlin. Veteran pitcher who signs one year contracts year to year, a leader in the bullpen and has that veteran presence...

So basically this guy sucks. I'm waiting for a couple of dongs.

nixon33 said...

i was posting in the non-nazi run "sandbox".

ish said...

Jays are playing the Orioles in Baltimore. I wonder what the attendance figure looks like there.

nixon33 said...

it could have been the inflammatory username i used after getting banned a couple of times for going back an forth harmlessly with a yankee fan. they are such pussies over there. can you see the forums?
i can even browse the forum, i get the old, you dont have permission to view this page routine.
had i known they would actually block my IP addy i wouldve been a square on that board.
fuck 'em.

Patrick said...

I go on my annual three day bender, and I come back to this?!?

I mean, sure I caught glimpses of games at the bars, but I couldn't hold down the fort during my exploits.

No problem. We can right this ship with Lester guiding the way.

nixon33 said...

twins pitching should start hitting batters.

Patrick said...

I wish every team thought they needed an answer to Mike Timlin.


New favorite web site: Pandora radio

If you type in David Grisman, you will be serenaded with a constant stream of bluegrass (as I am right now).

redsock said...

i figured it was the sandbox. i can see it. i wanted to check out the thread. email me if you like.

regret over saying that about clemens? that's strange. of course not!

Jack Marshall said...

"[Francona] reiterated that he will not start hitting for Jason Varitek, who is in the worst slump of his life."

Now, honestly: how stupid is THAT? This is a manager who puts in an inferior fielder as a late-inning defensive replacement for a shortstop with superior range and arm in a fielding slump, but he won't pinch-hit for an aging catcher who hasn't hit all that much for the past two years and is really stinking up the joint now?

I put this in the same category as last season's "Eric Gagne is going to be very important to this team down the stretch" mantra as he stunk game after game.

Oh: the category is: Francona At His Worst.

Patrick said...

Hurray! ten minutes until baseball.


o boy...another bout of Jack vs. the world?

redsock said...

NESN!

Rays about to win 4-0.

redsock said...

It is dumb, but I prefer to hear it as Francona not saying anything as shit-stirring as "Of COURSE I'll be PHing for the team captain every fooking night!"

Jack Marshall said...

So you like Tek batting in the late innings with the game on the line, Patrick? Fine. Be my guest.

Jeez, you'd think Francona is Barack Obama or something...heaven forbid he should be criticized..

redsock said...

FKR 4, A's 0

MFY up 11-3 on MIN

Jack Marshall said...

"I prefer to hear it as Francona not saying anything as shit-stirring as "Of COURSE I'll be PHing for the team captain every fooking night!"

Well, we'll know which it is pretty damn soon, won't we, you cock-eyed optimnist, you!

Patrick said...

Has anyone ever taken the tour at the red hook brewery in Portsmouth, NH?

It was possibly the best dollar I ever spent.

ish said...

Has anyone ever taken the tour at the red hook brewery in Portsmouth, NH?

Nope, but I've eaten lunch there once. It's been a long time. Maybe next year I'll check it out.

redsock said...

Jeez, you'd think Francona is Barack Obama or something...heaven forbid he should be criticized..

WTF? That doesn't happen here.

Obama is gung-ho to continue (and perhaps expand) the US's on-going war crimes in the Middle East.

I prefer Tito.

Jack Marshall said...

Patrick, that might be the best non-sequitur I've ever heard. Bravo.

Patrick said...

Jack, I just mentioned that because it feels like every time you write a paragraph in here, half the internet gets on to disagree with you.

Jack Marshall said...

I'll get on that bandwagon.
Tito for President.

Patrick said...

Ish, you get maybe 2-3 beers worth of samples at the end of the tour. It's a pretty festive occasion.

Jack Marshall said...

Ah, the story of my life, Patrick, the story of my life...Luckily, I have a flat learning curve.

redsock said...

i hear tito hates lahair!

Patrick said...

Half the internet might weigh in at 1 ounce by the by. But who really knows?

Jack Marshall said...

I'll bite: why does Tito hate Lahair? This better not be a joke...

s1c said...

Lets score some fragging runs and make this game a laugher. That way L-girl can hit the bed at normal time!!!

redsock said...

Jack: Cuz he's bald!

FY yet again!

Jere said...

nix: just so you know, I'm on your side about SoSH. Years ago I tried just to get an account (or whatever). I thought I asked nicely enough. No response. Ever. I've ignored it ever since.

Dustin now with one million hits in his last one million at bats.

Patrick said...

Who should lead off for us if Ellsbury gets a temporary break from that job?

Jere said...

there goes that inning.

Jack Marshall said...

Boy, am I stupid. AND bald. I hate Lahair too.

ish said...

I thought I asked nicely enough. No response. Ever. I've ignored it ever since.

I loved reading their terms and conditions about gaining membership. Having to contribute to the wiki, etc.

What a bunch of pussies. They probably have no control over their own lives so this is a place where they can have control.

redsock said...

SoSH: After Schilling joined in late 2003, the waiting list grew to about 10,000.

L's already heading upstairs!

Patrick said...

I have the same problem with SoSH. They won't let me post. I never have, but it seems like I never will.

s1c said...

L's already heading upstairs!

Yeah, but I wanted her to have the sleep of angels, somebody should get some sleep.

Jere said...

that whole '03 era, that was when I was starting to pay attention to it. I tried get in just to be able to post or whatever. I didn't understand why they couldn't just let anybody in, but still, I thought I was pretty qualified to talk about the Red Sox. But I guess not.

redsock said...

Thank God there is some control there. It would be a shitty yelling-fest like every other board without quality control.

ish said...

WOW. That was one of the worst swings I've seen in a long, long time.

redsock said...

K for Each-eee-row!

s1c said...

Kazmir won his 8th, Rays 4-0.

redsock said...

MFY win 12-4.

right now
Sox 2.0 GB
MFY 4.5 GB

nixon33 said...

SoSH. yeah they are a bunch of pussies.
the only poeple i liked on there were the funny fucks who all ended up getting banned too.
god forbid someone express their opinion!

ish said...

I thought I was pretty qualified to talk about the Red Sox. But I guess not.

I think they set the bar too high. So, I just don't bother with it. There's a difference between screening for stupid people and screening and weeding out only the special people. But, that's their thing. So I don't deal with it. Not worth my time, and I don't feel I need to impress anyone just to be given a membership.

ish said...

Lester. :)

Patrick said...

Lester is dreamy! <3

ish said...

Castig and O'Brien were talking about Ichiro's prodigious power, hitting balls into the upper decks during batting practice, and how he really wanted to participate in the home run derby. But during games he just chooses to hit for average.

Jere said...

So I guess we're discovering the JoS threads = the SoSH rejects board. Their loss....

9casey said...

ish said...
Castig and O'Brien were talking about Ichiro's prodigious power, hitting balls into the upper decks during batting practice, and how he really wanted to participate in the home run derby. But during games he just chooses to hit for average.



Boggs was the same way, know their role..

Jere said...

Manny continues to put the racists between rocks and hard places.

redsock said...

Ichiro knows HR are rally killers. Singles rule!!!

ish said...

Or the SOSH Haven't-Even-Bothered board.

9casey said...

Jere said...
Manny continues to put the racists between rocks and hard places.

I can honestly say I have no idea what that means??

nixon33 said...

washburn looks like showalter

Jere said...

The difference is Boggs was full of shit. He just happened to hit all those homers in the year of the jumpy ball.

(Note: I'm sure Boggs was right, but I just hate him so much, I like to SAY that he was full of shit, even when it might not be true.)

ish said...

Why does anybody care if Posada is on the DL? He was too much of a liability behind the plate with the piece of driftwood attached to his body. His hitting wasn't so good that he'll be truly missed from the lineup, either.

9casey said...

nixon33 said...
washburn looks like showalter


I see a little Doc Scurlock in Wasburn.....

Jere said...

On my comments about racists. I just mean that many of the people who want Manny off the team are just racist--so whenever he does something good, those people are stuck not knowing if they wanna keep him despite his "antics" or dump him despite the fact that he wins us World Series all the freakin time.

ish said...

Ha. Home plate umpire sporting a Giambino 'stache.

redsock said...

that was low.

is giambi's cousin the HP ump tonight?

s1c said...

That third strike was at his fragging ankles. Geez louise

Patrick said...

The thing that is discouraging about the NY catcher situation is that we are in a similar boat.

Jose Molina vs. Kevin Cash.

That will put you to sleep.

ish said...

My grandmother doesn't like Manny's hair.

phil said...

These DPs are killing us.

9casey said...

Jere said...
The difference is Boggs was full of shit. He just happened to hit all those homers in the year of the jumpy ball.

(Note: I'm sure Boggs was right, but I just hate him so much, I like to SAY that he was full of shit, even when it might not be true.)




My body runs a fishing boat in the Keys and had Boggs on board one day for some charity deal....said he was a booze bag drank a 30-pack and then some on the boat and made a total fool of himself at the dinner

ish said...

Jose Molina vs. Kevin Cash.

Cash seems to be out-hitting Molina, though.

Molina's had more playing time, though. You give Cash as many AB's as Molina and he'd come back down to earth.

Jere said...

9casey: Have you heard the tales of Boggs and his beers in his playing days?

ish said...

Boy, they started that inning quickly. TV and radio both barely got back in time for the first pitch. I hate that.

redsock said...

casey - there has been threads about boggs pounding 60-70 beers on a west coast plane trip.

people say no way, but there are a shitload of stories (like yours) about how much beer he drinks.

9casey said...

Somesone called WFAN today and said he heard Manny might get trade to the Mets.And Francessa said " what do you think the Red Sox are stupid ask JD Drew how it is to hit in front of Manny "

ish said...

people say no way, but there are a shitload of stories (like yours) about how much beer he drinks.

I wouldn't want to take him with me to that tour of the Red Hook brewery.

ish said...

Heh. Here's how you know your team is struggling: Miguel Cairo is the DH. Sometimes the starting first baseman.

redsock said...

WOBL?

ish said...

Lahair's from Worcester, and his high school basketball coach was J.P. Riccardi.

9casey said...

redsock said...
casey - there has been threads about boggs pounding 60-70 beers on a west coast plane trip.

people say no way, but there are a shitload of stories (like yours) about how much beer he drinks.




My friend didn't know wheter to be impressed or disgusted....

9casey said...

He said his hair looked fantastic , though

Jere said...

Here's that classic Boggs story.

ish said...

Washburn also looks a little like Halladay and a little like Brandon Moss.

Patrick said...

Lucky (or not) for me, my intolerance to gluten makes it hard for me to drink at all frequently.

redsock said...

I have a gluten insensitivity also, but it must be somewhat low. Bread is a problem, but I still do not avoid it 100%.

Jere said...

Remy says "no question about this call" then we see the pitch out of the zone on the Amica thing. At the very least he could acknowledge this.

s1c said...

Mark the date and time, TEK got a hit!!!

phil said...

WTF did Tek just do. What is this shit.

ish said...

I'm glad I can tolerate gluten.

nixon33 said...

TEK WITH A HIT!

redsock said...

yay - no chance for a dp this inning!

Jere said...

ish meant gluten, for pun?

ish said...

Thank you Washburn!

redsock said...

nice placement!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

hey a ball bouncing off a guy and NOT going right to another fielder.

phil said...

Tek and Ellsbury both got hits? I bet Lugo hit his wife this morning too.

ish said...

ish meant gluten, for pun?

Not really... I'm just glad I can tolerate it. Makes things easier, I guess.

ish said...

2 more LOB.

Jere said...

ish: I wasn't really asking. I was attempting a "gluten for punishment" joke.

phil said...

So no seitan? How sad.

Patrick said...

Bad joke, Phil. BOOOOOO


Still, I appreciate it.

Jere said...

So when Patrick goes to hell, he gets no seitan, but he gluten for punishment?

ish said...

ish: I wasn't really asking. I was attempting a "gluten for punishment" joke.

Gotcha.

Jere said...

i should just delete that one. or put in the word I left out. And then delete it.

Jere said...

my problem was not just saying "Gluten for pun, ish meant?" in the first place. Is this why SoSH doesn't like me?

ish said...

FY!!!

Jere said...

tough play. nice job Dustin

redsock said...

WOW - FY!!!

redsock said...

WOW - FY!!!

ish said...

CHB says he doesn't see many flashy plays by Pedroia.

...

redsock said...

CHB says he doesn't see many flashy plays by Pedroia.

That's like saying "I never noticed Youkilis sweats a lot."

Jere said...

CHB also thinks Nader is spelled "Nadar."

redsock said...

Or "I have never seen Varitek have a bad AB."

redsock said...

"Dice walks a lot of guys? Huh, never noticed that."

redsock said...

Cow tongue tacos!

Patrick said...

For too many reasons, I really hate these west coast trips.

Jere said...

Here's where CHB says "Ralph Nadar." I can't believe they still haven't fixed it. No, I can.

redsock said...

I was thinking maybe CHB was making a joke about the sweep being the low point of the season, but that would be "nadir".

So he's just an idiot.

Patrick said...

Detriot and the Dodgers have a combined 45 runs thus far tonight.

Patrick said...

and by 45 I really mean 35.

ish said...

Wow.

DET 19
KAN 0

8th inning

redsock said...

Lester PC: 13-8-16 8 - 45

ish said...

19 runs, 18 hits. That's terrible for KC pitching. Terrible! It's one thing to give up 5 runs on 4 hits, but 19 on just 18? Wow.

ish said...

Yay!!! KC gets 2 runs in the 8th! Starting their enormous comeback.

ish said...

RALLY KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROGER THAT. RALLY HAS BEEN KILLED.

redsock said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the end is nigh!

Jere said...

that's a dong. a tek dong. you could actually see him let out a deep breath on the basepaths.

s1c said...

Holy Shit!!!

TEK with a dong, a two run dong!!!

phil said...

Slump that.

Patrick said...

Tito must be smirking right now.

redsock said...

idiot remy - when they talk of PHing for tek, it's not in the 5th inning. it's the 8th or 9th.

redsock said...

GDGD has Lowrie with the 4 pitch walk.

phil said...

GDGD switches the fourth pitch to a strike after soiling itself.

ish said...

Royals get two more runs... 19-4 now.

Jere said...

come on now, double scores him

phil said...

It'd make for some Joe Posnanski post if KC came back.

Patrick said...

No monster to assist the dwarf.

SoSock said...

Hi everyone.
Just got in - and NOT from a LL game!
From Ernie Shore Field actually, where I watched a really great ballgame that had Son of Fat Billy featured in a VERY prominent way.
I'll fill in between innings or something, right now I'm trying to get GDGD up so I can catch up on the game.

ish said...

Funny. Boston-area guy playing for Seattle facing a Seattle-area guy playing for Boston.

redsock said...

i like this version of lester.

ish said...

How many pitches was that? Eight?

redsock said...

thru 5 innings

washburn - 97
lester - 50 (!)

phil said...

50 through 5.

Patrick said...

Nice inning.

redsock said...

only 5 that inning

SoSock said...

Gotta love 10 pitch innings! (avg. that is)

redsock said...

50 pitches -- and 40 strikes!

Patrick said...

OOO, I like your taste in books, SoSocks.

SoSock said...

Patrick - was catching up on the thread.
I didn't take you for someone old enough to know David Grisman - good stuff.

Patrick said...

and yes, I figured that out by clicking on the picture of the pretty girl...

SoSock said...

Oh yeah, I guess I should change that.
That's my niece. She was here last night when I finally figured out how to get to the pictures in my camera to pull out an avatar. I took the shot, posted it, and introduced her to the gang at Ish's blog. She was quite flattered by the attention she got.

Patrick said...

Glad I wasn't there. I probably would've needed my earmuffs.

redsock said...

patrick, were you the guy asking me about possible bluegrass mp3 blogs?

Patrick said...

nope, not me.

ish said...

Glad I wasn't there. I probably would've needed my earmuffs.

Ha. Not that kind of attention.

redsock said...

let's load 'em up for the rally killer (in so many ways!!)

SoSock said...

GDGD says "Pitcher change - Mark Lowe replaces Jarrod Washburn" then the next line says "Pitcher change - Mark Lowe replaces Mark Lowe"
huh?

ish said...

Only this time he's batting lefty.

phil said...

Let's go Ted (as SOSH would say).

ish said...

DET 19
KAN 4
Final.

The Blue fall short.

tim said...

HELLO WASHINGTON!!!!!

ish said...

Roger that. Rally has been killed.

Patrick said...

It would have been unfair to expect much else in that at bat.

tim said...

Just when I thought the space-time continuum was beginning to collapse...Tek assures me theres nothing to be afraid of.

SoSock said...

C'mon Tek.
huh? GDGD says "Foul Tip" Couldn't be or he would be out

SoSock said...

Oh shit - he IS out.
Oh well......

Jere said...

a catcher doesn't have to hang on to a foul tip

Patrick said...

Wow, the award for scariest avatar looks like it will be a run away.

ish said...

The avatar of Joe Morgan?

redsock said...

SoSock's Niece Avatar Mojo may lead us to victory!

tim said...

Wow, the award for scariest avatar looks like it will be a run away.

Thanks ;-)

tim said...

The avatar of Joe Morgan?

Heh, great minds do think alike...

tim said...

Lugo who?

ish said...

DOES LUGO MAKE THAT PLAY?!??

Fantastic play!

SoSock said...

Actually, a foul tip, by definition, is a tipped ball that goes directly into the glove and is caught. It is still a live ball. If it is not caught it's just a foul and it's a dead ball.
Not to nitpik or anything.

ish said...

He used the force to get that ball!

nixon33 said...

LOWRIE!

redsock said...

Maybe CI doesn't make that play!

tim said...

My roomates just went to the local wing joint...I'm waiting for my hot tasty wings to arrive, and I am pumped. Even though I went there for a free meal earlier today.

ish said...

13-8-16-8-5-11 - 61

WOW.

tim said...

wicked lester!

redsock said...

Lester - Fuckin' A(ce)

Patrick said...

OOOO wings sound good. I am longing for another chili dog like I had on Saturday. Was so very good and messy.

SoSock said...

Damn - I hate it when I miss shit. GDGD says "Betancourt pops out to SS Jed Lowrie"
Apparently NOT, based on the comments!

phil said...

Filthy.

nixon33 said...

my dsl went out.
I CANT BELIEVE TEK HIT A DING

nixon33 said...

DONG

Jere said...

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

tim said...

calling for a lowrie dong...you heard it here first.

tim said...

assuming the pitcher was going to throw strikes!

and i didnt say that AB!

Jere said...

Now he actually does get a 4-pitch walk.

ish said...

My roomates just went to the local wing joint...I'm waiting for my hot tasty wings to arrive, and I am pumped. Even though I went there for a free meal earlier today.

Boneless or no?

There's an amazing wings place in the area here called Wings Your Way. Boneless wings dipped in choice of sauce... Five levels of Buffalo... Then there's cajun, teriyaki, honey BBQ, BBQ, honey mustard BBQ, chipotle BBQ, sweet & sour, thai peanut, mango habanero, chili lime.

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