July 2, 2008

G87: Rays 7, Red Sox 6

Red Sox - 101 020 011 - 6 10  2
Rays - 100 000 60x - 7 9 2
Manny Delcarmen and Craig Hansen each faced three batters in the seventh -- and retired no one. All six runners scored -- Terry Francona used four pitchers in the 11-batter inning -- and Tampa completed the three-game sweep.

Dice (5-2-1-5-5) had a horrible 1.2 innings, but then settled down nicely, retiring 10 of his last 11 batters. Going back to the end of the first inning, he retired 13 of his last 16 batters. He threw 101 pitches in five innings (24-25-17 14-21).

Dustin Pedroia homered in the first, tripled in the third and doubled in the fifth. He needed only a single for Boston's first cycle since John Valentin (June 6, 1996), but he flew out to center in the sixth and doubled in the eighth.

Boston dropped to 3.5 GB. They move on to New York, where the Yankees routed Texas tonight, 18-7.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.21, 133 ERA+) / Scott Kazmir (2.28, 178 ERA+)

Game threads are back ... and they're back BIG!

(Thanks to Jere and Ish for hosting games for the past two weeks.)

411 comments:

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tim said...

201

Patrick said...

ISH?

Amy said...

The advantages of an academic calendar.

I was trying to remember the book you recommended to me that you said was a favorite of yours---I believe historical fiction? I couldn't find where we had discussed it. Any clue?? I was looking for books for my summer reading.

L-girl said...

Fucking Tim with the 201! And we're not supposed to do that anymore, ahem.

So Tim how the hell are you? Are you still working like a million hours a week?

Amy said...

Tim! Just in time for 201. That seems suspicious....were you just lurking out there?

tim said...

is there somewhere online i can watch FYs next AB? i'm sure i'll catch the highlights but i wanna watch live!

too cheap to get MLB.TV.

Patrick said...

Ever read, Snow Falling on Cedars? How about The Biography of Cod?

both very good, especially if you are interested in all things north east.

Amy said...

Maybe ESPN will break in and show it?

L-girl said...

Amy, I read a lot of historical fiction, I'm not sure what book that was. Do you remember anything else? When or where it takes place, or general themes, or...?

Jere said...

tim, you need to find a friend who has mlb.tv and use their password...

Joe Grav said...

come on oki

Jere said...

more catwalk crap

tim said...

With all due respect, I wasn't here for the banning of the -01 comments!

I'm in school now, and it's hell week. There's like 5 major things due between now and the 11th. That weekend job that prevented me from coming to the BBQ is done, so I'm muy pobre now.....And the lack of MLB.TV and EI make me a dull gamethreader.

Amy said...

This park is SO stupid. Dumb Florida. Can't vote, can't build a ballpark.

Joe Grav said...

Don't you just love the Orange Juice Container?

Jere said...

Amy, I've got a book for ya....historical fiction based on the history of the 2007 Red Sox!

tim said...

Amy - right place, at the right time. I clicked on the thread, saw 200 - hit refresh, nothing. Typed in 201 and hit refresh, nothing. So submitted it :-)

Amy said...

I wish I could remember the context, Laura. You said it was one of your favorites growing up---an old book, not by anyone I knew. Sorry I am so unhelpful.

L-girl said...

With all due respect, I wasn't here for the banning of the -01 comments!

I thought that might be the case. We're not supposed to purposely post shit to get the 201.

It was out of control. :)

tim said...

Could you imagine a Tampa vs. Houston World Series?

Juiced!

Jere said...

Cowbells, catwalks, and carpet. And yet the Boston media rips Fenway Park...

Nice job, Oki!

Joe Grav said...

eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!

Patrick said...

This book is amazing. It flows very well for a history book. It also has a ton on Newfoundland and how it was populated.

Joe Grav said...

Could you imagine a Tampa vs. Houston World Series?


..No.

Amy said...

Tim, you could never be a dull game threader.

L-girl said...

One of my favourites growing up? No way, I never read history when I was growing up.

Was it about NYC? Banished Children of Eve, by Peter Quinn? I recommend that book a lot. It's about the 1863 draft riots. Very good NYC historical fiction.

Jere said...

bingle. that's it for DJ Trever

L-girl said...

Patrick, I've read really good things about the cod book. And of course now it would interest me even more. I think I'll move it up on my (ridiculously long) to-read list.

Amy said...

That could be it, Laura. Now I just have to copy it down somewhere. I think we might have been talking about NYC history when Joe was talking about going to NYC.

nixon33 said...

junky by burroughs is one hell of a read.

Amy said...

I will eat a little crow now. Oki did okay.

L-girl said...

Why do I not see Amy reading Burroughs?

Joe Grav said...

More runs pls

L-girl said...

If anyone mentioned the LES Tenement Museum, then I mentioned Banished Children of Eve. A guide there turned me on to it.

Amy said...

Can't say I have read any Burroughs.

Jere, is that your book you were referring to above? Is it published?

Amy said...

There you go, Laura. I recommended the Tenement Museum to Joe, and you echoed that recommendation.

Joe Grav said...

Manny just doesn't have his swing right now.

Jere said...

funny you should ask. Yes, my book. Will be in stores late August. Dirty Water.

L-girl said...

You see, our memories do work - eventually!

Patrick said...

How did Drew get from first to second?

Joe Grav said...

There you go, Laura. I recommended the Tenement Museum to Joe, and you echoed that recommendation.



Thanks for the recommendation, that trip is coming soon :D

And following that, my long anticipated corneal transplant surgery.

Amy said...

Nice to know that my brain is still functioning at some level!

Joe Grav said...

FUCK#@$$

Joe Grav said...

come on Tek......

Amy said...

Ouch, Joe. Good luck with the surgery. I have a friend who had a corneal transplant many years ago.

Amy said...

Is Tek always up with MOB?

L-girl said...

Wow, Joe, good luck. That sounds scary. How long after the surgery until you know if it's successful?

Jere said...

yanks take lead. That game is like a Little League game.

Joe Grav said...

Thanks. i'm looking forward to it, the blur around everything i see is pretty awful. But I'm told it takes a few months for the effects to kick in, and theres always the chance of rejection.

But it's worth a shot.

Patrick said...

AHHHHH 8-7 Yanks. More mustache power.

Joe Grav said...

Varetiretek.

Amy said...

Yuck. Another K. I can't even watch any more.

L-girl said...

There's consistency for ya. Tek K.

Joe Grav said...

How long after the surgery until you know if it's successful?

I should know by about a month, but there's a risk of complications for up to a year, and I need to abstain from intense physical activity for at least 5 months (So no hockey for me this season =( )

Amy said...

FWIW, my friend's surgery was successful. She was probably about your age when she had it, maybe a bit older, so that was 30 years ago or so.

L-girl said...

Joe, let us know when your surgery is. We can send you an audio game thread to amuse you while you're recovering.

Joe Grav said...

The good news is that I should be fine to go to Toronto in August, which is still about 75% likely to happen.

Joe Grav said...

That would be awesome :D it's July 30, so I will need trade deadline updates.

Is it sad that the first thing I thought of was 'hey, that's the day before the trading deadline?'

L-girl said...

Toronto, oh right, you better let me know when that is too. :)

nixon33 said...

fucking texas giving the yanks this one with major league debut for reliever...

Joe Grav said...

Will do. I should know for sure within two weeks.

Joe Grav said...

Ah, mother of god. @!#

L-girl said...

Is it sad that the first thing I thought of was 'hey, that's the day before the trading deadline?'

I once scheduled surgery around the World Series. :)

Amy said...

Gee, Joe, maybe you will feel more comfortable driving after the surgery.

Oh, damn, a leadoff double.

redsock said...

walking bartlett would have pissed me off. throw it in there and let him earn it.

Jere said...

yeah, the yanks game is disgusting--the good news is Ponson shit the bed. Fans at the Toilet cheering like the yanks have actually accomplished something. A broken bat bloop double and a walk started this rally (against some Muppet-looking guy making his debut who the Rangers insist on throwing out there with no one warming up.)

Joe Grav said...

Gee, Joe, maybe you will feel more comfortable driving after the surgery.

That's the idea.

redsock said...

plus the chokers are 7.5 GB -- one game out of 4th place.

Jere said...

that's twice lately MDC was late covering. I beleieve.

Joe Grav said...

Does anyone else feel a looming feeling of doom

Patrick said...

Ugly, ugly, ugly.

L-girl said...

NO LOOMING SENSE OF DOOM!!!!!

Jere said...

oh my god! he was barely moving toward first! what the hell is that? Maybe he missed the first day of spring training....

Joe Grav said...

I'm glad you don't feel it.

Joe Grav said...

BTW, I'm at a bar in the North End watching the game, waiting for my girlfriend to get out of work... the crowd has gotten progressively more... interesting... as the nigth has gone on

redsock said...

yeah, i always feel shitty when the red sox have a two run lead.

it's the worst feeling in the world.

Jere said...

looming sense of doom....if I were a Yankee fan. We're the goddamn World Champions

Amy said...

So Oki does well, and MDC doesn't. Sheesh.

nixon33 said...

WHAT THE FUCK????
has our bullpen switched places with the rays' pen or what?

Patrick said...

No, MDC, why?

tim said...

Uh oh.

Joe Grav said...

I mean in regards to this game, not in regards to life as a Red Sox fan. Couldn't be happier, in the general sense.

In the specific sense? Not so much...

nixon33 said...

joe grav, what bar?

tim said...

Why not Pap with the game on the line?

Jere said...

"So Oki does well, and MDC doesn't. Sheesh."

Right. I hate to repeat what Jon Sterling says almost every inning for the last twenty years, but "you never know."

L-girl said...

I see no reason for gloom and doom in the short or long term.

redsock said...

Craig Hansen is a Bad Man™.

Joe Grav said...

I am very glad that you feel that way, 'cause I'm very worried at the moment. :/

Come on Hansen

Jere said...

The Scrabble board (and my real life companion) calls...we'll be playing and watching. Stay strong, people....

Joe Grav said...

THROW STRIKES

Joe Grav said...

fuck that guy and his stupid fucking wig

nixon33 said...

joe grav what bar in the north end are you at?

nixon33 said...

goddamn it bullpen.

L-girl said...

bah

tim said...

Pap yet?

Jere said...

Hansen's had sleep crapnea lately. Okay, later.

Dungeon!

redsock said...

too early for bot

we still have 2 innings to hit

hansen setting up the TP

it's july 2

L-girl said...

I hate to repeat what Jon Sterling says almost every inning for the last twenty years, but "you never know."

Baseball isn't like the other sports.

tim said...

too early for bot

what happened? i thought you were a believer in the 'game on the line bring in the best reliever' theory :(

redsock said...

WE
WANT
TIMLIN

:>)

tim said...

HANSEN WTF?

Patrick said...

It's ok. We got this. I foresee a squander.

tim said...

OMG

Joe Grav said...

No.

Joe Grav said...

Uuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Amy said...

Shit.

L-girl said...

Reminder: this is not the 9th inning.

tim said...

oh fer fucks sakes!

Patrick said...

I think I'd rather play with some stool than watch this inning unfold.

nixon33 said...

JOE GRAV WHAT BAR ARE YOU AT?

nixon33 said...

THROW STRIKES

redsock said...

i am, but it feels a tad early and we still have the lead (for now).

tim said...

this is a load of shit.

L-girl said...

That will give Patrick something to play with.

Joe Grav said...

The Pushcart

Amy said...

Ugh, I cannot believe it. Who do we go to now?

L-girl said...

fuckety fuck. and still no outs! WTF

WTF x 100

tim said...

In play, run(s)???? fuck!

Joe Grav said...

Fucking weak.

nixon33 said...

wow that REALLY sucked

Joe Grav said...

My laptop battery is crapping out... time to sign off... nice chatting with you all again...

redsock said...

HEY -- we have Moss and Lugo up first next inning. We're cool.

L-girl said...

Bye Joe! Keep the faith...

tim said...

And this is why I was heeding the call for Pap.

Joe Grav said...

Yup Lugo will win it for us. :D Ttyl

redsock said...

whatever happened to the devil rays heckler?

was he banned? did he die?

Patrick said...

I all in favor of building an army of Pappel-bots. Bot-Bot-Bot will be the bridge to Bot.

Patrick said...

Wow. I actually am looking forward to seeing Timlin again.

L-girl said...

I have often wondered about the Heckler.

Amy said...

Boy, it sure got quiet in here.

L-girl said...

holy crap

Amy said...

Oh, shit.

Patrick said...

I know people think it's idiotic to put Masterson in the pen, but before long we might get desperate. He could be a very good long man.

nixon33 said...

well, there you go.

Amy said...

Remember Tavarez? I miss him.

Amy said...

The inning ends. Finally.

redsock said...

only one team has more wins than we do. we are not yet desperate.

Patrick said...

WAAAA! I want my Papi!

nixon33 said...

wait as in heckler you mean the momo with the blonde spikey hair and looked like a wrestler?

maybe the rays (new name, new unis) new pro attitude?

L-girl said...

I will try to keep quiet and let everyone enjoy their misery in peace.

redsock said...

it's been a long wait for whoever tampa is pitching in the 8th!

Patrick said...

only one team has more wins than we do. we are not yet desperate.

Yeah. No reason to do anything crazy. Just a bump in the road.

redsock said...

don: "38 minute wait"

L-girl said...

Nix, this guy was a regular-looking, middle aged Joe. He used to sit behind the plate and scream his lungs out at the Red Sox. He'd pick one player per game and just ride him like crazy.

One of these annoying people who imagine the fans have come to see them, rather than the game.

heng brothers said...

Today's "oh shut up" irritating random statistic of the day: at the start of play today, the Red Sox were 2-12 indoors on turf (Toronto, Tampa Bay, Tokyo).

Patrick said...

Hey! We got a man on! Rally time!

L-girl said...

Yet another reason turf sucks!

Patrick said...

Yeah, it's weird that we are bad indoors and good during day games. I like it. It seems pagan to me.

nixon33 said...

but you remember who im talking about, right l-girl?
i think they used to hire this prick to liven up the crowd

L-girl said...

Here we go for the FYcicle!

L-girl said...

Geez, I totally don't remember that.

Patrick said...

They called him "Leather lungs" He had amazing pipes. You could hear him over EVERYTHING.

Patrick said...

BEtter than a cycle. I love it!

L-girl said...

It's rally time!!

(Better than the cycle)

L-girl said...

Leather Lungs was the Heckler!

Amy said...

That time I wanted the double or more; more important to score more runs than get the cycle.

L-girl said...

When this guy (Heckler) was going to Fenway for the 1st time, Don & Jerry made a really big deal over it, announcing his seat locations, giving him tons of attention.

Then they never mentioned it again! Like the FO told them to let it go or something.

Then we never heard from him again.

Amy said...

I remember the Heckler. I do NOT miss him.

Patrick said...

Drew .312 w/RISP

redsock said...

you just know that half the assholes in the trop tonight had no idea one week ago that tampa even had a baseball team.

L-girl said...

But who is this other guy Nix is talking about?

Heckler / Leather Lungs - same guy. A fan, not hired by Rays.

Damn, only that one run.

nixon33 said...

the guy im talking about, his name was "Nasty"
He's the prick on the right

L-girl said...

I'm still on Newfoundland time here, and I am TIRED. I may have to watch the rest of this one from bed.

L-girl said...

I never saw that guy Nasty. Yuck!

L-girl said...

I'm outta here. Enjoy our big 9th inning comeback!

See you all tomorrow night. Don't nobody jump off no bridges, it's only July 2.

Amy said...

Good night, Laura. Welcome home!

redsock said...

Here he is: Rob Szasz.

Patrick said...

Ugh. We've been in this situation way too much this past week.

Bring your magic, L-girl. We need a win here.

CentralMassDad said...

The leather lung guy is known as the Happy Heckler.

See here.

Amy said...

Gee, the Heckler was originally from Toronto.

We have a baserunner.

9casey said...

L and A welcome back by the 350+ comments..you were missed.....


Delcarmen and Hansen , wow that was ugly to watch MDC couldn't even cover first...

redsock said...

We need some Rx!

Patrick said...

O MAN! O MAN! O MAN! RUNS PLEASE!!!!!

Amy said...

OK, Doc, good medicine.

nixon33 said...

COME ON LETS GO!!!!!!

Jere said...

Scrabble intermission (Kim just cut a 149 point lead to 71).

We've got a real shot here....

Amy said...

Don had me going there. But at least we got the run.

Jere said...

god damn it! But at least it's down to 1.

Amy said...

And Tek up??? Oh, no.

Patrick said...

Redeem yourself, TEK!

Jere said...

KIm on Tek: "He's due."

redsock said...

get your hit for july, tek!

Jere said...

again they try the H&R w/Tek. Almost....

Patrick said...

POOO CAKES!

Amy said...

Oh, damn that was bad.

redsock said...

FUCK _ STUPID SHIT WITH THE WORST HITTER UP

Jere said...

my lord

Patrick said...

Oh Captain, my Captain.

Jere said...

sock--the same thing happened a few days ago. swing and miss, guy thrown out, with Tek up

Amy said...

Unbelievable. God, that just sucks.

redsock said...

fuck a duck.

well, soft schedule coming up: yankees.

Jere said...

every nite we have the tying run up or on in the ninth.

Okay, I used to not care about the shitty bullfuckers in Tampa but if you wanna play Sweet Caroline for a second you're gonna pay you shitty bullshit carpeted expansion motherfuckers. I hope they make October. I hope they have to go to Fenway in October and I hope DeWayne Staats gets hit by a car. Twice.

Patrick said...

Oh well. It's been fun.

One run losses can't go on, can they?

phil said...

I was hoping they'd stop sucking when you got back, but they haven't.

redsock said...

They must be waiting until the first full day.

Jere said...

You know somebody actually came to my blog talking about my "threats of violence" and how they're "illegal and taken seriously"?

Hoping someone gets hit by a car? If I use mind control to get someone injured, does that constitute a threat of violence? And come on, the word "twice" showed the comic side. I mean, if you REALLY wanted someone to get crippled, one car would suffice.

The best part was their scare tactic of "does your publisher know you go around spouting threats of violence?"

Ha! Anyway, I hope that guy dies. Twice.

Jack Marshall said...

Dear Tito: When they keep walking your #6 batter intentionally, it means your line-up is stupid.

Love, Jack

Dear Dustin, Brandon, J.D., and Tim: Thanks for coming up big in the first really important series of the year. Too bad your other teammates couldn't manage it.

More Love, Jack

Dear Theo: Please send Hansen to the minors, and tell him that no matter how good his damn slider is, if he can't throw strikes, he's useless. Let Masterson stay. And please note: your manager now has zero set-up men who can be trusted.
Fix it.

No Love, Jack

Sabrina said...

Ugly 7th inning, but fun game, otherwise.

Welcome back! I've missed your entries!

andy said...

I would agree not to worry but we have been swept in florida twice now and at 3.5 back we go into NY where we notoriously choke. Our pen cannot be any better than what went out there last night for Texas. Our bats had better wake the fuck up. Manny is being a real asshole now like he doesn't care or is trying to prove a point to someone. I know that's MBM but we don't have Papi to cover that right now. Jacoby needs to get back on fire so he can steal more bases, just need walks. Time to go catcher shopping in the High School ranks Theo, Tek can't swing anymore so it's only a matter of time til he's bench coaching.
Am I being too harsh? I dare the team to prove me wrong. Twice.

L-girl said...

we go into NY where we notoriously choke

Stats please!!!!

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