July 28, 2008

G107: Angels 7, Red Sox 5

Angels  - 010 006 000 - 7  9  0
Red Sox - 000 201 011 - 5 11 0
Not much to say about this one, except that the game did not feel as close as the final score.

A two-RBI single from Manny Ramirez gave the Sox their only lead of the game in the fourth. Then Dice-K, who had retired eight batters in a row, walked Figgins to start the top of the sixth. Ten pitches later, the Angels had a 6-2 lead. Kotchman hit a two-run homer, Izturis doubled, Guerrero singled and Hunter blasted a three-run dong.

In the bottom of the sixth, Lowrie's ground-rule double to right knocked in Ortiz (LAA 7-3) and chased Weaver. Arredondo walked Varitek on four pitches, loading the bases with two outs for Ellsbury. Lyndon was the potential tying run, but he struck out.

With one out in the seventh, Youkils and Ortiz singled, but Manny grounded into an inning-ending double play. Ellsbury singled in Drew in the eighth and Manny hit a home run into the Monster Seats with two out in the ninth.

After a shaking beginning in relief of Matsuzaka, Masterson set down the last five batters he faced with ease. Hansen threw nine pitches (eight strikes) in the eighth, retiring the Angels in order.

Toronto beat Tampa 3-1 and Baltimore clubbed New York 13-4, so the top three spots in the East standings remain the same. The fourth-place Blue Jays are now only 7.5 GB.

***

Jered Weaver (4.08, 102 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.63, 166 ERA+)

ALCS Preview!
Angels (64-40)     Red Sox (61-45)
Figgins, 3B Pedroia, 2B
Kotchman, 1B Youkilis, 1B
Izturis, SS Ortiz, DH
Guerrero, RF Ramirez, LF
Hunter, CF Lowell, 3B
Anderson, LF Drew, RF
Kendrick, 2B Lowrie, SS
Rivera, DH Varitek, C
Mathis, C Ellsbury, CF
Atta way, Tito! That lineup kicks copious amounts of ass!

Elsewhere, 7 PM: Rays/Blue Jays & Orioles/Yankees

554 comments:

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phil said...

Shitfuckingfuckshit.

nixon33 said...

FCUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

K with a 2 una-freakin-sisted with the glove tag of home plate

That is shitty

ish said...

orel: "dice-k has been on top of his game. look at that record: 11-1."

yeah, *work* with morons.


Heh. I retract my previous statement.

L-girl said...

This game is still winnable.

Please win.

ish said...

I love it when NESN shows the Dunkin' Dugout. Buncha kids standing around with the Dunkin' Donuts shirts around their necks or over their shoulders. I'm not wearin' this fuckin' shirt!

L-girl said...

Plus you get to see Remy scribble on the screen.

L-girl said...

Ok, that was nice. Now:

RUNS PLEASE

nixon33 said...

ok, cut the lead in half, thats all i'm asking for!

Jere said...

Top worst commercials of the '08 season:

4. "shoppin for a new car, which one's me..../so I maried my dream girl, I married my dream girl.../They say a man should always dress for the job he wants..."

3. "Da, da da da, da da da, da da da da da da Da...." (Amstel Light)

2. "It's gonna be a Subaru sum-mer..."

1. "I need yoooou, I need you every single day and I wantchooooo..."

phil said...

9-pitch inning.

L-girl said...

Doesn't your remote have a mute button?

nixon33 said...

jere what about, "ITS LOVE, ITS LOVE, ITS LOVE, ITS LALALALALALALALLAA"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Jere said...

yeah, that's the end of number 1....

nixon33 said...

oh, right.
i hate that shit.

ish said...

I hate when they say "Get ready for your life with the new Subaru Forester!"

Get ready for your life!

L-girl said...

yoooooooook

ish said...

jere what about, "ITS LOVE, ITS LOVE, ITS LOVE, ITS LALALALALALALALLAA"

Shoot me in the face.

With a gun.

Jere said...

i hate the fact that Subaru is an adjective. My summer has never once felt "Subaru"

nixon33 said...

come on papi!

ish said...

Did Youk top-off on his tank of sweat?

Jere said...

woohoo! I "drew" an avatar. I'm honored...

nixon33 said...

MUMMY!
PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ish said...

Papi keeping the line moving!

Time time time time for that damn Pike shot!

L-girl said...

now will you please NOT WASTE THIS ONE????

nixon33 said...

dude, its the best drawing of '08.
HILARIOUS

redsock said...

this is the time.

L-girl said...

MAN-NY
MAN-NY
MAN-NY
MAN-NY
MAN-NY
MAN-NY
MAN-NY
MAN-NY

phil said...

Manny. :(

ish said...

They wasted this one.

nixon33 said...

FUCK ME

Jere said...

and "it's love, it's love, lalalalall" adds insult to injury....

L-girl said...

these lobs

ugh

phil said...

FKR - 001 000 000
TOR - 000 020 01X

BAL - 040 025 0
MFY - 000 000 1

L-girl said...

so bad to waste a tampa loss!

ish said...

Bah. Hansen.

L-girl said...

nice catch

phil said...

Is this camera angle really just because NESN can't afford two camera crews for lefty/righty batters?

phil said...

Judas homer. 11-4 Baltimore.

L-girl said...

Can the Os hold a 7 run lead?

Jere said...

"Pitching change: Randor Bierd replaces Randor Bierd."

redsock said...

1-2-3 for hansen
9 pitches, 8 strikes

that's the way it's done.
hope he learned something.

Jere said...

I hope the Yanks cut it to one but still lose.

And don't worry, I'm careful what I wish for. I've fully thought this out.

L-girl said...

Fortunately or unfortunately it doesn't matter what any of us wish for.

Jere said...

2 in the 8th, 2 in the 9th, 2 in the 10th. Sox win 9-8. (Angels get one in top 10)

nixon33 said...

RUNS PLEASE!

L-girl said...

yes

RUNS

PLEASE

(not just get on base. score some runs!!!)

Joe Grav said...



3. "Da, da da da, da da da, da da da da da da Da...." (Amstel Light)


A commercial i enjoyed, b efore the 10000000 plays. Same for the "I need you..."

Joe Grav said...

@#$!@#!@#!

Patrick said...

Get ready Ish!! This is it!

Joe Grav said...

There's no way Tek can get on base again.. is there

L-girl said...

i think he's used his quota.

for the month.





of august.

Joe Grav said...

WTF are you Fing swinging at

nixon33 said...

i hate games like thsi, not quite a blowout, but not completely in it, and getting your hopes up only to be let down.
COME ON!

L-girl said...

sorry tek!

Joe Grav said...

COME ON ELLSBURY , I WILL MAKE YOU EAT 15,000 FREE TACOS IF YOU DONT GET A HIT HERE

Patrick said...

Aww, not magical mystery sailing

ish said...

He does reach base!

Once again, two on for Ellsbury. In theory the Red Sox should be in business now. Ellsbury, Pedroia, Youk, Ortiz. In theory.

Jere said...

And our little dog, too.

Get it, cuz TOTO equals two on two out. See? So.....

nixon33 said...

from SoSH:

coco ellsbury.


harsh...

Patrick said...

"Shields deals" - Castig

I like the sound of that.

ish said...

YES!

LYNDON COMES THROUGH!!!

nixon33 said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

that's my boy!

Sarah Gates said...

lyndon!!

phil said...

LBJ!

Jere said...

clap to the twentieth power

ish said...

He stayed right on that curve ball and whacked it to left. That was some aggressive call by Hale, but it worked.

Patrick said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh fak! Don't you dare tease me and not put out, Boston.

Joe Grav said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

ish said...

clap to the twentieth power

lmao. I don't know why but I thought you meant The Clap, at first.

Jere said...

clap to the twentieth power

redsock said...

laser show time!

L-girl said...

yay, sarah's back, did you bring good luck?

nixon33 said...

LET IT HIT YOU!!!! (kidding)

phil said...

That would've hit a taller batter in the nuts.

ish said...

Juuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit... Inside.

Sarah Gates said...

Woah! Watch it there, Shields...

nixon33 said...

fuck.

phil said...

:(

Joe Grav said...

THIS TEAM LEAVES SO MANY FUCKING PEOPLE ON FUCKING BASE. SERIOUSLY. MOTHER FUCKER.

Jere said...

didn't mean to post that twice, but funny that it came up right after its praise, as if I tried going for the laugh AGAIN

L-girl said...

apparently not

ish said...

That sucks.

Still have to get three in the 9th. Against K-Rod. :\

Patrick said...

ok guys, this is easy. Youk, single. Ortiz, walk. MBM vs. Francisco? Mummy.

Joe Grav said...

THIS GAME HAS BEEN SO GODDAMN FRUSTRATING.

*blows gasket*

OK, I'm better now

Sarah Gates said...

Apparently not much good luck for that inning.

I did bring back some rotini with vodka sauce though.

L-girl said...

LOBotomy

Patrick said...

We need to bring the Rant post back to the top tomorrow for a little more venting.

phil said...

Where was that sixth pitch?

Joe Grav said...

An occasional RANT is very healthy

redsock said...

you can still rant there.

and if people click the box, they can get future replies emailed to them so they don't have to check back.

L-girl said...

The rant and rave posts are great. Everything we feel about the game.

redsock said...

bunting for an extra run --

angels are scared!

Joe Grav said...

damn right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

my girlfriend on Scioscia: "Yeah he looks like Rush Limbaugh but it's not his FAULT."

L-girl said...

he looks like my ex-brother-in-law. hopefully he is not as big an asshole as that.

Sarah Gates said...

angels are scared!

As well they should be.

L-girl said...

fuck you frod. we're not scared of you.

Joe Grav said...

Frod

phil said...

13-4 Baltimore.

Patrick said...

I am. I'm scared of this team. I hate them and their fucking scrappy style.

Sarah Gates said...

I just spilled tomato sauce on my white shirt. I hate it when that happens.

Unless it turns out to be something like steaming spinach, then I'm all for it.

nixon33 said...

doc

redsock said...

looks like espn is in that outdated mindset of trying to find despairing red sox fans in the stands.

L-girl said...

dr glove

and now....????

phil said...

White men can jump.

L-girl said...

those white shirts - they never last, do they?

tomato sauce on white shirt. our new good luck charm??

L-girl said...

ad for the mummy. just what we need!

redsock said...

hey, orel, frod is not on his game. he's got an 0-2 record.

Joe Grav said...

heh.

Sarah Gates said...

Drat.

Joe Grav said...

ass

Jere said...

"tomato sauce on white shirt. our new good luck charm??

ad for the mummy. just what we need!"

"Fortunately or unfortunately it doesn't matter what any of us wish for."

Which L-girl to believe?!?

Patrick said...

I bled on my brand new b-day present red sox shirt yesterday on a nose bleeder. We should consult the sages.

Sarah Gates said...

Which L-girl to believe?!?

Those prophets, hard to interpret.

L-girl said...

No contradiction there! Believe whatever you want, use whatever you got. It won't make any difference, but do it anyway.

(And we do need a mummy!)

Sarah Gates said...

BEING!

Joe Grav said...

mummy! too bad those first two fuckas didn't get on

L-girl said...

And there it is - the mummy!!!!!

phil said...

Just need another couple of those....

ish said...

There's a Mummy! Too bad it came now, and not his previous AB. But whatever.

Lowell single, Drew dong?

Jere said...

7-5. we can still do this.

L-girl said...

Nix called it. One of those games where we come so close, but...

Sarah Gates said...

Who doesn't need a mummy, really?

Patrick said...

I kind of...sorta...called it?

redsock said...

manny could have hit a 3-run home run, but he only cares about scoring a run himself.

phil said...

Truped.

Sarah Gates said...

Bah.

ish said...

That one was close.

But, the water comes up clean.

L-girl said...

WHAT THE FUCK

I got so trooped on that one.

Jere said...

Thank you Orsillo for noting Anderson was there, since the cameraman opted to show the ball-in-sky shot.

Sarah Gates said...

manny could have hit a 3-run home run, but he only cares about scoring a run himself.

What a jerk.

Joe Grav said...

I wanna smack somethin' right now. grr.

I sent yo' music allan. i'm gonna go wallow in said music now.

boo :(

ish said...

Meanwhile, I'm reading about shopping malls enacting curfews for teenagers. Very interesting.

nixon33 said...

SERIOUSLY NESN TRUPED ME!

well at least we dont lose any ground, ugh.

ish said...

Oh my god. * According to the market research group Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU), 68 percent of teens ages 12-19 spend time at the mall in any given week. On average, teens spend 3.5 hours at the mall each week. TRU also reports that teens spent about $175 billion in 2003. The average teen spent about $103 per week.

Sarah Gates said...

I got so trooped on that one.

Me too.

L-girl said...

bright spot: we didn't lose any ground, despite this annoying loss.

ish said...

Oh my god. * According to the market research group Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU), 68 percent of teens ages 12-19 spend time at the mall in any given week. On average, teens spend 3.5 hours at the mall each week. TRU also reports that teens spent about $175 billion in 2003. The average teen spent about $103 per week.

Sarah Gates said...

I suppose I should go clean up the kitchen now. Let's do this again tomorrow, only without the part where the Angels score.

L-girl said...

that's a good idea.

ish said...
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Patrick said...

If this was an ALCS preview, it fucking sucked.....cunt

tim said...

bahhhh that was terrible. just caught up on the gamethread. at least the wings and rickards white were delish.

L-girl said...

Either Ish is obsessed with teen spending or Blogger is being weird.

redsock said...

If this was an ALCS preview, it fucking sucked.....cunt

It's the ALCS!
We always lose 3 of the games.

Jack Marshall said...

What a shame. But the team was one clutch hit away from coming back. The Angels don't impress me, but I wish the hell the Sox would start demostrating their obvious superiority.

L-girl said...

They impress me. If our superiority is so obvious, why don't we beat them more often?

nixon33 said...

i listen to WFAN while in the shower, and i just heard richard neer saying (he wasn't joking) that it'd be a good trade for the sox if they dealt manny and LBJ for BELTRAN! HAS HE EATEN THE BROWN BLOTTER???

fire this guy!

ish said...

Blogger is being annoying.

ish said...

That was 6 losses in a row against the Angels, by the way.

They're not just a nemesis. They're impressive. And they're the best team in the league at this point.

SoSock said...

Infamous morning after comment -
Bah, humbug!
At least 1 team I was rooting for won last night. Took the granddaughter to a Warthogs game, saw 3 home runs hit and a nice 8 - 2 win by the Hogs.
And speaking of junk food, she got Dippin' Dots. Now there's some weird shit!

andy said...

Seriously if I have to buy the guy at work another lunch because the fucking team can't beat the Angels I will be very upset with all my boyfriends.

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