July 29, 2008

G108: Angels 6, Red Sox 2

Angels  - 002 200 200 - 6  7  0
Red Sox - 000 000 002 - 2 2 1
Lackey was two outs away from a no-hitter -- it would have been the first no-no against the Red Sox at Fenway Park since July 20, 1958 -- but Dustin Pedroia singled cleanly through the shortstop hole into left and Kevin Youkilis followed with a home run off one of the signs above the Monster Seats.

Tampa (Garza: 9-5-0-1-5, 106) shutout Toronto 3-0 to drop us 2 GB. Baltimore held on to beat New York 7-6, so the Yankees are 4 GB.

***

John Lackey (3.02, 138 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (5.81, 75 ERA+)

In three starts (15 innings) since coming back from the disabled list, Buchholz has a 6.60 ERA and has allowed opponents to hit .328/.403/.557, yet he remains confident:
I'm feeling good and healthy and I feel like the mechanics side of my game has come around. ... The biggest thing for me, when I get in a little bit of trouble, is not going out there and letting it unfold. I've got to minimize the damage.
Lackey has also been struggling lately:
          GS   IP   H BB  K  ERA  AVG  OBP  SLG
0514-0629 9 68.2 48 13 54 1.44 .201 .247 .322
0705-0723 4 23.2 36 6 23 7.61 .346 .387 .577
A pitcher's record is of minimal value in judging his performance, but this is still neat: Jon Lester has begun his career with a 20-5 record and is the first Sox pitcher to be credited with 20 wins in his first 25 decisions -- Tex Hughson (1941-42) and Boo Ferriss (1945) each began 20-6.

Also: Rays/Blue Jays and Orioles/Yankees, both 7 PM

SoSH has threads dedicated to the team's possible interest in Mark Teixeira, Miguel Tejada, Doug Brocail, Jack Wilson, Geoff Geary, and Scott Eyre; news about shopping Manny is here.

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Amy said...

Tim, does your grandmother spell better in a different language?

ish said...

Sounds like a suave guy. Beer come with a back message?

I'd love a back massage right about now.

And five runs.

redsock said...

Rule Of Breaks:

Bathroom - between innings
Booze - anytime you need

Sarah Gates said...

OH MY GAWD!!!! DID YOU SEE JOHN LACKEY'S THROWING A NO HITTER????!!1!

Amy said...

Hey, I got 201. Not that it matters...

Patrick said...

WTF, where did this triple come from?

I'm worried my other nut might shatter.

tim said...

Hey now! (hey now!)
Hey now! (hey now!)
Aiko aiko all day

Jockamo feeno na na nay
Jockamo feena nay

Sarah Gates said...


I'd love a back massage right about now.

And five runs.


Right now I'd take five runs. Over the massage. And my back actually hurts.

Amy said...

Uh oh, Hansen coming in.

Patrick said...

Oh thank god Hansen's coming in. At least I know we are giving up.

ish said...

I'd like to stage a small vote:

At this point in HH's career, are you glad he threw a no-hitter?

How about Lester?

redsock said...

L was talking to Niece #1 -- and has an interview to do at 9. She is *not* happy with the no-hitter.

"I didn't hear much yelling down here. [see score on TV] Oh, that's why. Sigh."

"We don't have a hit yet."

"WE DON'T HAVE A HIT?!?!?!?!?"

ish said...

Oh thank god Hansen's coming in. At least I know we are giving up.

At least if your other nut shatters you won't have to worry about underage girl avatars anymore.

tim said...

Yeah, both sets of grandparents are from Poland. The one side is better with English than the other, though.

Considering I don't understand that language, I'm assuming that yes she probably does spell better in Polish.

Sarah Gates said...

Bathroom - between innings
Booze - anytime you need


I go by those rules when I'm in the living room, which is adjacent to the source of all booze, but when I've been relegated to the back room, I do all breaks between innings.

Unless the beer just shows up. That was seriously cool.

tim said...

Heh, I went to the doctor regarding back pain today and was prescribed to see an RMT.

I'm looking forward to it.

Patrick said...

Well, if HH didn't throw that no hitter maybe he would've gotten a lower profile girlfriend. More of a home townie type that would make him chicken soup and playfully make fun of him.

So I vote that I wish he hadn't, for the sake of the butterfly effect.

tim said...

I need dinner advice. After yesterday's thread I'm leaning toward getting a pita...but also thinking Thai.

redsock said...

lester got his head out of his ass as a pitcher -- i may be crazy, but i think hansen can too.

Patrick said...

At least if your other nut shatters you won't have to worry about underage girl avatars anymore.

True. I was worried Sosock wouldn't spare me and send me to the cops, but rather deal with me himself. Wouldn't have been pretty.

redsock said...

Hansen the Barber!!!

Amy said...

RMT = registered massage therapist??

Polish does seem like one hard language to learn. I wouldn't question their spelling of Polish. All those consonants.

Laura is lucky to be missing this game.

Remember how happy we all were on Saturday?

Sarah Gates said...

I wish I lived in a country where I could just go to doctors. Especially ones who prescribe massage.

Amy said...

I mean Sunday.

I hate the no editing on blogger. Boo.

Amy said...

A pita with what?

Sarah Gates said...

My vote is for thai.

Sarah Gates said...

I was hoping you meant Sunday, Amy, because I remember exactly how happy I was Saturday, and I'd just as soon not.

redsock said...

5-0. We're boned.

Patrick said...

I wish I lived in a country where I could just go to doctors. Especially ones who prescribe massage.

being chronically sick with Lyme disease I get indignant about that very very often.

tim said...

Correct on the RMT.

I'm gonna go with the thai/vietnamiese. Pitas more a lunchy type meal to me.

I think it would've been chicken something - souvlaki or ceasar...hmmm tomorrow maybe

tim said...

I wish I lived in a country where I could just go to doctors. Especially ones who prescribe massage.

They hand penicilin out like candy here.

Nice!

Patrick said...

Figgins feels bad for us. I don't blame him.

Amy said...

Another run we need to make up. Ugh.

redsock said...

oooooo, tappen time!

Patrick said...

I'm up for being teased by a few dongs. Long majestic ones...

ish said...

I'm playing some rally music.

Quiet Riot.

Amy said...

Ouch, Lyme disease. That's awful, Patrick. Lots of ticks down here on the Cape----though we have only seen dog ticks, not deer ticks.

ish said...

I'd like a dong tick right about now.

Patrick said...

All ticks can have lyme or other disease. Be warned.

redsock said...

"21 minute wait"

DRINK

and I shall............

ish said...

Well, that was definitely a tease...

Amy said...

I'd like 5 dongs. NOW.

Shit, almost.

Amy said...

Our dog gets a vaccine against Lyme---I don't know why they can't develop one for people if they have one for dogs....

ish said...

Quiet Riot is not helping.

redsock said...

serious boos for mbm.

Amy said...

Manny getting booed---looks like he could have beaten it out with more hustle.

ish said...

serious boos for mbm.

Wow. Had it on mute.

If you boo Manny tonight, you damn well better boo Lowell.

Amy said...

My mojo isn't working either. Damn, we have to get those hits in the 8th.

Patrick said...

Manny's getting booed because those booing fans are TOOLS. They should STFU and stop believing everything they read.

ish said...

Although Lowell hustled.

ish said...

In a sports town, you have to remember that it, whatever IT may be, doesn't mean anything unless you produce.

Manny hits like Manny can hit, on any given night, he won't get booed, no matter what the papers write.

Patrick said...

It's like Gammons is the Sith Lord and he's swaying more and more senators under his evil influence.

Where's the Jedi?!

redsock said...

Some players with tricky hammies, if they sprint like a mf-er, they'll blow it out. We've seen it before. If Manny blows it out and singles, great, but we will still likely lose. And then he's out of action.

ish said...

No Jedi, but there is a Jeemer.

ish said...

shit! I thought it was 5-0. I look at the score, dammit.

Joe Grav said...

This blows. Hit(s) please, sox

Amy said...

Me, too, Ish. Where the hell did the 6th run just come from? How did I miss that?

nixon33 said...

marte just gave up a bases loaded/bases clearing double to huff, hahahaha! LEFTY SPECIALIST

redsock said...

Drew can swing, but I wanna see Tek or Cora lay down a MOTHERFUCKING BUNT!!!!!!

Unwritten rules, my fucking ass!

Hits, then Runs.

tim said...

Alright, order is in!

BBQ Pork with rice noodle soup
Stir fried eggplant and tofu in thai sauce
and Spicy noodles (feat seafood/chicken)

FUCKIN HITS PLEASE!

nixon33 said...

YANKEE STADIUM BOOING MARTE HAS HE GIVES UP ANOTHER DOUBLE, 4 RUNS WITHOUT AN OUT!

Joe Grav said...

I love when Sweet Caroline stops just at the right moment, so that people sing the next few parts of it w/o musical accompaniment. It makes it sound like an EPL game @ Fenway

tim said...

Signing off here...for now....prob for the rest of this game.

redsock said...

Huff - Masturbators rule.

Joe Grav said...

DAMASO GAGNE!

ish said...

YANKEE STADIUM BOOING MARTE HAS HE GIVES UP ANOTHER DOUBLE, 4 RUNS WITHOUT AN OUT!

Well, he's no Josh Hamilton.

Joe Grav said...

It'll be ironic when Tek gets our first hit.

redsock said...

Swing RH, you cooked capt.

Amy said...

I am starting to question my ability to break up this no hitter. But I am hoping like hell Tek does it now.

Joe Grav said...

Captain Suck. why aren't you running down the line? BOOOOO BOOOOOOO

redsock said...

Irony is dead.

Joe Grav said...

I don't want to see anyone jumping up and down on our field . Come on Cora.

Amy said...

Happy eating, Tim. At least that part of your evening sounds good. This game sucks.

ish said...

I like to see about 10 fans run onto the field.

redsock said...

TB 3-0
BAL 6-1


BOT in!

tim said...

OK still here. just had to surrender the laptop.

tim said...

I should've held off on ordering the food. Fuck.

redsock said...

LBJ better fucking well lay one down to break this shit up.

Amy said...

So we are giving Pap some practice? Or we really think we will score 6 in the bottom of the 9th?

nixon33 said...

MOTHER.........FUCKER.

redsock said...

don said he had not worked in 6 days. 23rd.

ish said...

Robb.

redsock said...

bot should be able to go tomorrow, then thursday is an off day

Patrick said...

So I am going to Oregon, and have these tickets to get rid of.

Sept 10th, 7:05PM against the Rays which is a wednesday. Amy, you still interested?

tim said...

Wow, I can't believe the Red Sox are being no hit. Fuck, a no-hitter, seriously? John Lackey throwing a goddamn no-hitter. I thought no-hitters were reserved for the likes of Clay Buchholz, who threw a no-hitter, and Jon Lester, who also threw a no-hitter. And that no-hitter was this year! Lackey is gonna throw the third no-hitter in Fenway within the past year, wow. Three no-hitters in hitter-friendly-shouldn't-be-a-no-hitter Fenway. No-hitter, no-hitter, no-hitter.

ish said...

Read this on another chat...

"Giambi just hit a single into right field that due to the shift was almost caught by Brian Roberts. Giambi proceeded to give Roberts the finger while running to first base. Priceless!"

nixon33 said...

i cant believe this shit. this will be the low point of the season... besides not being able to score with the bases loaded, no outs at the stadium. at least we had a chance then. we were even using words like "inevitable", now were using words like "pathertic".

tim said...

Or we really think we will score 6 in the bottom of the 9th?

No...7

nixon33 said...

pathetic, rather. but you knew that.

ish said...

All it takes is one base knock to get things going...

Amy said...

I can't use them myself, Patrick, because I will be teaching on Wednesday nights. But maybe my daughter will want them. How much are they, and how many do you have? I could get them for her birthday, which is September 7.

redsock said...

Imagine if Manny flipped the bird during a game.

But the admitted (white) steroid abuser -- no problem.

tim said...

Fuck. I want to see this shit, but the damn food is gonna be ready for pickup soon. Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck. Oh well, if it happens I guess I can just youtube the pain later.

redsock said...

TBR: 001 000 02
TOR: 000 000 0

BAL: 100 100 4
NYY: 000 001

Patrick said...

I got a pair, and I'll sell them at face value. The tickets say 28$ on them.

tim said...

Imagine if Manny flipped the bird during a game.

The space-time-media continuum would collapse.

Sarah Gates said...

Wait, did I mention he's throwing a no hitter?

redsock said...

ehh, we lose this game, we got totally shut down. 3 hits or 0 hits -- whatever.

the other game feels lower.

nixon33 said...

hit a ball right to lackey's balls, so he will then... lack balls.

Patrick said...

Thus began the mid summer miracle...

Amy said...

Let me check and get back to you. Is there a way I can email you or contact you after the game (which hopefully will not be in ten minutes)?

SoSock said...

Watermelon break. Went out to the picnic table with the world's greatest granddaughter and ate about half of a basketball sized melon all by our lonesomes.
And the game has only gtten worse since we left.
crap

Sarah Gates said...

Patrick, if Amy can't use them, I'd be happy to have them as well. I'd love to take my brother to a game once he moves up there.

tim said...

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh. Epic fail on the food ordering. Gotta go pick it up now, I want it to be hot!

Hopefully I'll be back by the time Frod is coming in to try and protect the 6-3 lead, right before the grand slam gets crushed for a 7-6 win.

ish said...

NESN sensing ESPN will use their feed on their program break-in on this breaking news situation...

redsock said...

Dear Ellsbury:

BUNT!
BUNT!
BUNT!
BUNT!
BUNT!
BUNT!
BUNT!
BUNT!

ish said...

ESPN using FSN West feed.

Patrick said...

patkisme@gmail.com

redsock said...

fuck you remy

BUNT

Amy said...

Sarah, if you want them, they are yours. I think my daughter already has tickets to a game in September, so you and your brother should get these!

tim said...

ESPN using FSN West feed.

Makes sense.

tim said...

Fuckkkkkkkkkkkk.

Sarah Gates said...

I like the way you think, Tim. Enjoy your food. We'll see you in the 10th.

nixon33 said...

LASERSHOW

Amy said...

I am hating this. Really hating it.

tim said...

Laser show plz

ish said...

FUCK YEAH BREAKS UP THE NO-HITTER!!!!

Amy said...

YES!!!!
FUCK YES!

nixon33 said...

HAHAHAAHA! FUCK YOU

tim said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

AHHAHAH FUCK YOU LACKEY!!! FUCK YEAH, FUCK YEAH, FUCK YEAH.

ish said...

Not even close, Lackey. No jumping around in THIS ballpark.

Amy said...

Hope Tim saw that.

tim said...

We are still losing 6-0. Fuck.

ish said...

SWEATY DONG!!!!

redsock said...

6-2 TIM!!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

ITS ALL FALLING APART!

tim said...

Still here...the food can be reheated


OH SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

AHAHAHAHAHHAhAhAHAH FUCK YOU LACKEY!!!

Amy said...

HAHAHA!

No shut out either, you putz!

ish said...

Within 4 runs now!

Joe Grav said...

GOL!

ish said...

Heh. Hanging breaking ball.

Amy said...

HAHAHA!

No shut out either, you putz!

Sarah Gates said...

Take that no no and shove it, says Dustpan.

And Youk agrees.

tim said...

Lackey's pissed!

Amy said...

HAHAHA!

No shut out either, you putz!

Amy said...

HAHAHA!

No shut out either, you putz!

Joe Grav said...

that was a fucking laserbeam

redsock said...

in dugout, yook looks ready to chew nails

Patrick said...

UHHHHHHLLLLL!!!!

redsock said...

NO CG ----------

come on

force him off that hill

SoSock said...

Nice - no no-no and no S-O either

Joe Grav said...

FUCK

Amy said...

Whooa, that was close out there.

phil said...

I hate losing.

Amy said...

So Manny can make it 3-0. Will they boo him now? Idiots.

Patrick said...

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

redsock said...

multiple amy "putz" posts!!

i like it.

ish said...

Damn. That was close to falling.

Help me Manny Being Manny. You're my only hope.

ish said...

Conflicting edits.

Amy said...

I hate losing also, but at least we weren't no hit or shut out. I am grateful for small things.

Sarah Gates said...

If Manny really cared about this team, he'd score five runs here.

Amy said...

Yeah, I got those conflicting edits also. WTF is that?

Patrick said...

MANNY CHANT!!! I LOVE IT!

ish said...

They boo, then they chant his name.

Patrick said...

So I got teased by a dong. I like it.

Amy said...

Wow, that post came out THREE times. Weird.

A walk. Tying run somewhere in the dugout.

phil said...

C'mon, just seven more consecutive walks.

redsock said...

Doctor: "Lackey, this may hurt a little bit."

Patrick said...

Lowell strikeout coming up...

phil said...

Shitty.

nixon33 said...

WE NEED TO AVOID THE SWEEP.

Patrick said...

Efff

reverse jinx failed

ish said...

Cock burgers. The water is clean.

Amy said...

Ech, we lose.

redsock said...

SHIT.

Can the Jays get 3 in the bottom of the 9th?

On to BuffyVision!!!!!!!

phil said...

At least the MFYs are losing tonight. FKR aren't complying.

Joe Grav said...

Lame

SoSock said...

I hate clean water.
Those petro-chem companies have got the right idea.
Dirty the Damn Water, PLEASE!

phil said...

Nope, bluebirds lose.

Sarah Gates said...

Help me Manny Being Manny. You're my only hope.

This amused me so much that I am totally going to steal it for a blog post title, if you don't mind.

redsock said...

TBR: 001 000 020
TOR: 000 000 00

BAL: 100 100 40
NYY: 000 001 0

Patrick said...

Sarah, did you catch my e-mail??

ish said...

Lose first two to New York, win the third game... Lose first two to LA... and here we are just hoping to avoid the sweep. With Mark Texiera likely in the lineup tomorrow for them.

Not sure what it is about the Red Sox these days. They just don't seem to have that professional feel about them. Nor do they seem to have much energy.

And I'm wondering if Theo has any testicles. Whether they're necessary or not. Whether a move is needed or just wanted.

phil said...

Cabrera hits A-rod and gets ejected. Any backstory?

ish said...

This amused me so much that I am totally going to steal it for a blog post title, if you don't mind.

Heh. Have at it.

redsock said...

Jays Suck.

Patrick said...

I think we will start to crank out wins after the trade dead line is done and all the Manny crap has been squashed.

Sarah Gates said...

I did not, but I shall scroll back and find it. I'm simsarah at gmail dot com.

phil said...

And I'm wondering if Theo has any testicles.

He proved he did in 2004 with the Nomar trade. :/

ish said...

Cabrera hits A-rod and gets ejected. Any backstory?

Could it have had something to do with Giambi's bird flipping? Who knows.

ish said...

He proved he did in 2004 with the Nomar trade. :/

Any recent surgery?

redsock said...

D-Cab is simply a dick?

TBR: 001 000 020 - 3 6 0
TOR: 000 000 000 - 0 5 0

phil said...

MFYs load the bases with no outs, so even that five run deficit isn't safe.

redsock said...

BAL 6-1

Bot 8th - MFY loaded for Cano, 0 outs

redsock said...

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

cano ground ball to CF.
CF gets it, 1 run scores, CF farts around getting the ball in as arod stops at third -- and then slappy sprints home. no play.

WTF SHATNER???????????????????

redsock said...

chocolate rain up

phil said...

Betemit K. One out.

redsock said...

Line drive to CF -- nearly over Jones's head. He leaps abd gets it --6-3.

phil said...

Xavier Roberts K. End of inning.

Patrick said...

I love this song and maybe you will too?

SoSock said...

Nady - welcome to the REAL league.
Pretty sad - actually following the MFY on GDGD just to get a little swatch of something good happening in the world of baseball.

Joe Grav said...

My girlfriend really likes Animal Collective, i think

redsock said...

Huff jerks out out against F-Bat!!!

phil said...

Huff homer off fruitbat. 7-3.

Joe Grav said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

phil said...

I took the local half of the Rhode Island bar exam today. In a room with 208 takers, there were a dozen Papi shirts, one Papi shirt, one Rondo shirt, a smattering of generic Red Sox shirts, and one lone Fruitbat shirt.

L-girl said...

Looks like I picked a good game to miss. I had two phone calls, one with one of the brilliant and beautiful nieces, one for an interview.

I came downstairs for updates, but they were grim. Then in the middle of the interview I heard Allan shout, so I knew we broke up the no-no.

Ok, let's make *this* the low point of the season.

ish said...

400

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