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.

***

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.)

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Jere said...

"Game threads are back"

Woohoo!

nixon33 said...

glad yr back, IVE BEEN YELLING ABOUT THE SOX TO... MYSELF!

Sarah Gates said...

Hooray! Welcome back - your vacation sounded great...

Now if I could just get home in time to join the game thread.

Amy said...

Let's hope it changes the luck....

redsock said...

Settling in ....

redsock said...

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

Iwamura, 2B
Crawford, LF
Upton, CF
Pena, 1B
Longoria, 3B
Floyd, DH
Navarro, C
Hinske, RF
Bartlett, SS

redsock said...

Drew named AL Player of Month for June!

redsock said...

L says HI -- now trying to get her computer to connect.

redsock said...

NESN -- Yay!

Zenslinger said...

Welcome back.

We need a win.

Patrick said...

WOOOHOOO, GAME THReADS ARe BACK!

Welcome back!

Patrick said...

What's our record without Allen and Laura?


PEDE DONG!

redsock said...

FUCK YEAH - dong v Red Dot

Jere said...

dong

redsock said...

1st lead of the series for the sox

Jere said...

so nesn.com supposedly posts lineups daily at 3:03. don't know if you knew that.

redsock said...

did not know that

Patrick said...

It's so fascinating to watch the Matsuzaka saga unfold. What will Dice-K be bringing today?

Jere said...

why 3:03, I don't know. but it said it on the screen in pre-game. nesn discovering the things they can do with this new internet thing: chatting with TC, posting lineups, etc

Patrick said...

93MPH is just too many for Manny these days.

redsock said...

clubhouse probably opens then and they see it. and they need 3 minutes to phone it in?

it could change in the 4 hours until game time though. late scratches and all

redsock said...

What will Dice-K be bringing today?

The noise.

Jere said...

O POO! say the Rays... (One Pitch, One Out) (at least I think it was the first pitch)

Patrick said...

So what day did you leave, Redsock?

redsock said...

we left tuesday the 17th.

Patrick said...

I'm surprised Jon Rich is commenting instead of Dale.

Jere said...

nice recovery Dustin

Patrick said...

6-7 in your absence. Don't be doing that again.

Jere said...

Dale's on vacation. Hasn't been on his regular talk show either

Patrick said...

Damn you, Matsuzaka! Throw strikes!

Patrick said...

I've seen enough two out walks this series.

Jere said...

Ponson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R. A much better first 2 than Jobber last nite

redsock said...

come on, tek, work your "magic"

Jere said...

another BB comes around to score.

another 2-out run.

Jere said...

4 pitch BB. Okay, this is his "bad inning."

Patrick said...

wowzer...

noisy.

Jere said...

well that was a little scary

redsock said...

feels like we're already down 3-1, so it's nice to see the game tied 1-1.

redsock said...

that sounded and looked scary off the bat.

Patrick said...

I miss Coco.

Patrick said...

Sounds like we are hitting the ball hard.

RUNS PLEASE!!!!

Jere said...

wow, almost looked like Youk wasn't gonna stop there.

Gotta single in two here....

redsock said...

WE WANT SLUGO!!!!

Patrick said...

Texas ties it up 1-1

Zenslinger said...

I was rather surprised to compare Lugo's stats with LBJ's. This is including Ellsbury's slump, but as of yesterday, Lugo had a slightly better OBP. Ellsbury only really leads on power and SB.

Patrick said...

pitch count rising

redsock said...

pitch count rising

that is best said in a shatner voice: "pitch count ........ rising ......"

Jere said...

3-1 Texas. Nice

redsock said...

tex 3-1

Patrick said...


that is best said in a shatner voice: "pitch count ........ rising ......"


I actually did put a lot of space in between the words, but they disappeared when it posted.

Patrick said...

I would love a Dice-K with a 4.00 ERA that pitches 7 innings average.

Patrick said...

I <3 1 pitch outs.

Patrick said...

Crawford's at bat music is soooo bad.

redsock said...

what was it? sounded like some shitty beastie boys.

Jere said...

is that to imply you don't like the Beastie Boys in general or that it sounded like one of their shittier tunes?

Jere said...

dicks on the harlem river.

A-Rod w RISP: .239, RISP, 2 out: .200

Jere said...

tied after 2, i'll take it

Jere said...

mustachioed cheater, grand effing dong

Zenslinger said...

Freakin' Giambi grand slam. Goddam.

Jere said...

another curtain call from the least knowledgeable fans in baseball.

Dustin needs a 1B and a 2B for the C.

Patrick said...

Pedroia OWNS Kazmir.

Zenslinger said...

Dustin, JD, and Mike,

Thank you for all your fine offensive efforts lately.

Manny, Jacoby, Cap'n,

Fellas, your team needs you.

redsock said...

I think it is Mummy Time.

Jere said...

also, to keep their 100-year streak in tact, that yankee rally was set up by a botched double play ball that would've ended the inning.

Zenslinger said...

I am going to the Giants/Cubs game tonight. Kind of tired, so I doubt I'll make it through to the fireworks at the end of the game.

Patrick said...

This is like a Sox/Yanks game, but with a very different feeling.

redsock said...

Enjoy, Zen!

Jere said...

take THAT "botched double play ball that would've ended the inning"! bout time we caught a break in this series. I guess it was about time the yanks caught one in theirs...

Patrick said...

Another lead?!?!?! We're in the lead?!?! AWESOME!

Jere said...

Today I bought "Awesome!" brand paper towels. Don't tell Laura.

Zenslinger said...

Will do, thanks.

I said at the start of the season that there should be a parade if the Giants were to go .500. Now I feel like they'd still deserve the parade -- but might win the division along with it if they were able to pull it off.

It's fun when your ace pitcher looks like the president of a high school chess club. I root for the Giants...nothing like for the Sox, of course, but I like to see them win.

Jere said...

The Giants or Dodgers winning is always good--gets those older Yankee fans mad.

redsock said...

OMG
DICE HAS RETIRED 3 IN A ROW!!

Zenslinger said...

Do not panic at the possibility of a 1-2-3 inning.

Jere said...

I can think of worse ideas than this, but it's very difficult.

Jere said...

rare trip to Mel's Diner for Dice

redsock said...

since floyd's bb and farrell's visit back in the first, dice has retired 7 of 9.

and we lead 2-1!

Amy said...

Yay, a game thread, and we are ahead of the Rays for the first time this series.

Patrick said...

I wonder what Farrell said? Maybe something along the lines of, "Cut the shit"?

Amy said...

Welcome home, and I see we are back with moderating??

Life has just not been the same....

Zenslinger said...

There's some post-vacation optimism.

Amy said...

Tek....so sad to watch his swing. SO pathetic.

redsock said...

Amy: L says hello!

She's been trying to get her laptop to connect for the last 2 hours. :<(

Jere said...

Tek reaches base. nice.

Amy said...

Tek didn't strike out!!!

Patrick said...

STOP THE PRESSES! Tek is on base!

redsock said...

nice to see tek remembers to go to first and not third.

Amy said...

Hi, Laura. Ugh, I hate that connection stuff.

A HIT!

You guys really have brought back the good luck from Newfoundland.

How are the dogs, Allan?

redsock said...

L adds that she's surprised he didn't go back to the dugout. Force of habit after every AB!

Jere said...

bases more than tipsy

Amy said...

So what did everyone do without game threads? I was so frustrated once Ish went on vacation.

ANOTHER HIT!

Patrick said...

LBJ is ready to preform for L. I can feel it.

redsock said...

Puppies are great! Our sitter was fantastic!

Cody needs a brushing though -- she looks horrible, like a wild animal that is shedding in the summer -- there are big empty and furry off-color patches all over her!!!

LOADED FOR LYNDON!!!

Jere said...

let's get Georgie Peorgie to 90 pitches by the end of this inning

L-girl said...

Hi everyone! Whew, only took me two friggin hours to connect. But I'm glad to be back.

Oh shit, what just happened.

Patrick said...

Ugly, ugly, ugly.

L-girl said...

The run didn't score???? Crap.

OK, we still have the lead. Don't forget that folks, because we're back now! :)

Jere said...

I AM PISSED. AT LUGO. It's not gonna be a DP with Jacoby running, just slide right to the bag and don't fuck around!!!! Ass hole!!!

Patrick said...

We were 6-7 without you L.

nixon33 said...

but doesnt the run still count if tek crossed the plate before the play, as the decision for the interference came after?

Amy said...

That sucks. Arggh.

Glad the dogs are doing well. I bet they were happy to see you guys!

Jere said...

It was a ticky tack, even BAD call, but if Lugo just slides normally it's 3 to 1 and we're still batting

Amy said...

Hi, Laura! So glad you had a great trip AND that you are home!! I really enjoyed reading about your travels.

Amy said...

They called the double play because Lugo touched their SS? Is that a rule or just umpire discretion? Hard to tell from the way Remy is describing it.

Jere said...

even with the fake out call, it's still a force, so run can't count.

L-girl said...

We were 6-7 without you L.

Sorry about that. Things will pick up now.

Jere said...

Remy not bringing up that Lugo didn't even need to try to break it up because Ellsbury's running!

redsock said...

remy's convinced the bad feelings between the teams led the 2B umpire to call interference.

so the umpires are calling the game differently because of how the teams feel about each other lately?

that's fucking great.

(it did look like the right call though)

Jere said...

to answer Amy's Q, if you try to break up a DP and they feel you couldn't have reached the bag with any part of your body, you're out

Amy said...

DiceK getting the K back.

Patrick said...

Hell ya! That's how you do it, Dice!

Jere said...

another TYR* in the Bronx: walk, error, HBP, and they're loaded.

*typical yankee rally

Amy said...

Thanks, Jere. But that explains why Lugo was out---why would LBJ be out?

Patrick said...

Joe Castig and Jon think the ump made the right call.

redsock said...

Dice-KKK!

Jere said...

he maybe could've reached the bag with his hand, but I don't care. The guy shouldn't be sliding three feet away from the bag, risking fucking up the inning for everybody.

Amy said...

Three Ks! Dice looking good.

redsock said...

jere: you are right, bad time for lugo to try to upend the SS

Jere said...

oh, sorry--I meant that in that situation, they call it a double play because the first guy effects the play at first.

Jere said...

like if you were to tackle the shortstop, well, he WOULD've completed the DP but didn't get to, so both runners are out

redsock said...

good shot at the cycle for fy, who just millared that one

Amy said...

FUCK YEAH!

Patrick said...

WOOOHOO! he's just a single away!

Jere said...

FY's gonna get a cycle!!!! needs the 1B

redsock said...

FY:

HR
3B
2B

!!!

L-girl said...

FY's going for the cycle!!

(I just posted that on my own blog and had to delete.)

Jere said...

maybe Lugo will get caught stealing home with Dustin up and 2 outs in the 9th, needing just a single for the cycle...

redsock said...

i like guys who get the cycle and also walk.
i have no name for that feat.

redsock said...

FIRE IN THE GAP!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

oh yeah. triple. finally it's 3-1

Patrick said...

BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!!! JD DON

Amy said...

Drew! Finally we have some fire!

Jere said...

Yanks get a run walked in. no hits in the inning, and a run scores. They have 6 runs on 4 hits, Tex has 3 runs on 6 hits.

Amy said...

A reverse cycle---from HR down to a single. Cool.

Amy said...

Ugh, Manny, where ARE you?

redsock said...

damn - nice slider to mbm

Jere said...

i always hate it when two guys in a row can't hit a sac fly.

redsock said...

TITO: PH CASH!!!!

Patrick said...

MAKE THEM PAY, TEK!

Patrick said...

And I do love seeing Manny's sac fly.

Amy said...

Come on, Tek. Stop that awful swinging at SHIT.

Jere said...

Texas cuts it to 6-5 after the Yanks left 'em loaded.

Patrick said...

Good news: Kazmir over 100 pitches; Texas closing in 5-6

Jere said...

that is crazy. after all that we score on the WP.

Amy said...

All right!!

L-girl said...

Hey, maybe we *are* good luck!

(Pardon my egotism!)

Patrick said...

I mean 6-5, sorry Jere.

Jere said...

5 runs on 8 hits through 5+ for Ponson so far. I smell standing O...

Amy said...

Well, Laura, be careful. You don't want to be blamed whenever you go on vacation. :)

Jere said...

patrick, you'd be a great volleyball scorekeeper....

nixon33 said...

im gonna see if i can get tix for sunday nights game to see the cunt pitch in person (oh how i cant stand him).
i won tix for the 4th of july game by being caller number 4 on the mike and the maddog show, can you believe that shit???

HAHA PONSON! TIE GAME MOFO

Jere said...

7-6 Rangers, another dong for Texas!

redsock said...

chris davis dong! tex 7-6!

Jere said...

nix, I also thought tie game, until I remembered the hit off Ponson's leg

redsock said...

I promise you this:
Pontoon will NOT contract ASD (Aaron Small Disease).

nixon33 said...

think the yanks will try and get choke-on?

Amy said...

Casey Kelly---I know I will get him confused with Sean Casey.

Patrick said...

This is what I'm talking about, the Daisuke saga is fascinating. Man he sucks, woops, I mean he's an ace.

nixon33 said...

CHOCOLATE RAIN

Amy said...

I would prefer DiceK being consistent rather than interesting.

Jere said...

Casey may be retired by the time Casey's playing.

Patrick said...

two out walks cause me to pull out my hairs

Amy said...

Cute, Jere!

redsock said...

Jeemer starting to warm

Amy said...

Oh, no, not the new White Flag.

L-girl said...

You think Casey Kelly goes on my girls team? Normally I don't go for the could-be-either-gender names, but this guy has two of those. Maybe we should make an exception.

Amy said...

He can be a switch hitter on the girls' team.

L-girl said...

Amy, I can't believe you're calling Jeemer WF. He's had a bad time, for sure, but White Flag has been working on that name for years. It doesn't seem fair.

Jere said...

K. I'm getting psyched for the psycle!

Amy said...

I always like DiceK's strut as he leaves the field.

Jere said...

the FYcle

L-girl said...

He can be a switch hitter on the girls' team.

Sounds good to me!

The FYcicle?

Amy said...

I am calling him that because lately he has earned it---he seems to come in and blow the game.

He makes me nervous the way Timlin has. But I am willing to reconsider if he has at least a few good outings. I haven't seen any in a long, long time.

Patrick said...

With 201 coming up and Dice on the mound, I realize that we are missing Ish. He will be welcome back to New England.

L-girl said...

Ish is the undeniable king of the 201.

(Actually I don't know if the stats prove that out, but it sounds good.)

Jere said...

he's the king of purposely going for 201, I'll give him that. Besides, he's got so many other good qualities.

Jere said...

no criminal intent

L-girl said...

Hey, don't be hitting My Boy!

L-girl said...

Time for the single!

Joe Grav said...

We're winning! We're winning! Now how are we going to bridge it to the 9th ? Oki-Manny-Aardsma?

Amy said...

Time for that single! (Will we be happier with the single for the cycle or with a run-scoring double or more?)

Jere said...

FYcle TYme... here we go

Amy said...

Oh, poopy. Will he get another at bat....?

Jere said...

ah well, he'll get another AB at least

Patrick said...

PFFF! Send him back to AAA.

L-girl said...

I would have been happier w/ the single for the cycle than a fly out. :)

redsock said...

he's due up 3rd in the 9th, though if people get on base before that, it'll be earlier.

Jere said...

3 innings left on the road = guaranteed at bat for everyone in the lineup

L-girl said...

So FY may still be pedaling.

redsock said...

jeemer starting an inning (i.e., no one on base) is safer.

Joe Grav said...

Come on Oki

Amy said...

Yeah, my math is weak tonight. Too much sun and fresh air today.

L-girl said...

Come on Jeemer!

Jere said...

YEAH! Jeter DP and the Yanks have a squander. Still only four hits through 6, but trail only 7-6.

L-girl said...

Well, that's a good reason. Are you at the Cape?

Amy said...

Well, he didn't have any inherited runners this time...

Joe Grav said...

now he has to inherit his own baserunner

Amy said...

Yup, we are here til August! My brain should be real mush by then.

L-girl said...

Wow, how wonderful! Sounds great.

Jere said...

was a broken bat hit he gave up

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