July 3, 2008

G88: Red Sox 7, Yankees 0

Red Sox - 220 110 010 - 7 11  0
Yankees - 000 000 000 - 0 5 1
Lester: 9-5-0-2-8, 105.

And everyone in the lineup added a little bit:

Ellsbury: 2-run double in 2nd
Pedroia: single, run in 1st
Drew: single in 1st, double and run in 5th
Ramirez: single, walk, run
Lowell: RBI single in 1st, sac fly in 5th
Youkilis: double in 5th, single and run in 8th
Crisp: single and run in 2nd, single, SB and run in 4th, walk in 8th
Varitek: walk and run in 2nd, RBI single in 8th
Lugo: sac fly in 4th

Moss: stood in RF for 9th inning; did not make an error!

Also, Drew and Ococ made nice catches in the outfield. And the infield turned three double plays (543, 543, 643).

We are 3 GB.

They are 8 GB.

***

Jon Lester (3.48, 123 ERA+) / Andy Pettitte (3.98, 101 ERA+)

Jeff Goldberg, Courant:
The last time the Red Sox and Yankees played each other in the second half of the season with neither team in first place was 1997 and the Rays didn't even exist.
But the Red Sox (having lost five of their last six games) are now 3½ games out in second place, while the third-place Yankees are 7½ GB.

Lester makes his first career start at Yankee Stadium and only his second appearance ever against the Yankees. The first was on August 18, 2006: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R; New York won the game 14-11).

Tampa Bay, 14-4 in their last 18 games, is off tonight.

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nixon33 said...

so i sold my REALLY BAD seats i won from WFAN for twice their face value, bought BETTER seats for sunday night with the Cunt on the mound, and have extra scratch to play with at the toilet!
ive been to the toilet a couple of times, but have never gone to monument park. whats the deal with it? do you have to pay to get in? i'd like to go this time in case its my last chance.

L-girl said...

Nix, very cool!

You don't have to pay extra to get into Monument Park, but there is always a hugely long line, and it's got to be even huger this year.

It is completely underwhelming. And I say that as someone who loved Yankee Stadium and loved that team with all my heart.

I can't imagine that it would ever be worth it to fight the crowds to go to Monument Park, especially for someone who calls the place The Toilet.

Where are your new seats?

nixon33 said...

thanks l-girl.
yeah i figured as much, but i might give it a shot, as i do appreciate baseball history. i was thinking of going really early and see what happens.
my seats i won were Tier 21 row U....
my new seats aren't THAT much: Tier Box MVP Row F.
first base side. thats good enough for me...

L-girl said...

That's much better.

I love baseball history but I still thought Monument Park was pretty crappy. But since you've never been, and it's the last year, blah blah blah...

I'm so glad I said my goodbyes to that place. It will be REALLY strange that there will be two ballparks in NYC that we've never been to! I imagine that eventually we'll time a family visit with both teams being home. And I'll go to Yankee Stadium as a Red Sox fan.

Wow.

Amy said...

Enjoy the game tonight, everyone. We will be out with our kids (two Red Sox fans, one Mets fan, one Yankee fan, and one daughter who couldn't care less), but there is a TV in the restaurant bar, so hopefully Maddy (the Sox fan daughter) and I can give Harvey some razzing.

redsock said...

Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
J.D. Drew, RF
Manny Ramirez, DH
Mike Lowell, 3B
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Coco Crisp, CF
Jason Varitek, C
Julio Lugo, SS

Johnny Damon, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Jason Giambi, DH
Jorge Posada, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Wilson Betemit, 1B
Melky Cabrera, CF

...

Tek is still one spot too high in the order (some might say two). Can we get the 12-year-old Jason from Amy's avatar and have him bat instead? Pretty sure he would not do worse.

redsock said...

Coming off the Rays series, this doesn't feel as tense as it might have two years ago. I guess that's what happens when you are playing a .500 team fighting to stay out of fourth place.

But it'll still be sweet to pound the MFY in front of their fans and ruin Porgie's B-day tomorrow. (And remember: Hankee has vowed to not talk about the Sox for the rest of the season.)

Let Sid work his magic tonight -- we'll be 3 back and they will be 8.

redsock said...

And now ... off to grill some steaks!

Zenslinger said...

Someone came in the Bar the other day with some tickets for this weekend at Yankee Stadium. The face price on them was $180. He said they were up 20 rows on the first base line.

Amy said...

I think getting a 12 year old version of Tek sounds quite adorable, though perhaps we would be better off with the 22 year old version. Even the 32 year old version.

Poor Tek....

nixon33 said...

poor tek? at least for him he's not trot.
he's prolly gonna get cut from the mets soon

robert said...

Have fun Nixon. By any chance can you pitch an inning or two, play short or catch? We might be able to use you tonight lol. GO SOX!

redsock said...

Time to kick some ass.

Patrick said...

MMMMMMM, steaks! Are they high, by chance? Nevermind.

The weather is crazy this year in New England. It's almost tropical, in that we get a quick, strong thunder shower every 12-16 hours or so.

I was selling raw milk at the farmers market and it didn't start raining until we were all packed up and driving away. Very cool.

redsock said...

organic steaks, actually. green beans, salad and red wine, with pups outside and a nice warm evening.

quite nice. but now it's inside.

redsock said...

NESN!!!!

Thank you, non-existent cable baseball gods!

L-girl said...

organic steaks, actually

Even better than organic: grass-fed and farm raised. And dee-licious.

These YS games are always a little strange for me. But they get a bit less strange every year.

redsock said...

this afternoon!!

MIL: 021 002 000 - 5 12 1
ARZ: 000 000 006 - 6 11 0

Jere said...

I tried to go to Monument Park once, and like L said, the line was so long, it closed before we got in. Oh well... you can see the same shit from the left field bleachers. Kinda.

redsock said...

i still have the ny post from the mid-90s with the front page story showing that almost every single monument sign had at least one spelling or other typo on it.

L-girl said...

there goes the no hitter!

Jere said...

base hit FY.

i should also mention that time I tried to go to Mon. Park, it was probably the late 90s-ish. So yeah, prob. much worse now.

base hit Drew. Sweeeet.

Joe Grav said...

I'm in beautiful Keene, NH tonight so I will be turning to y'all for some Sox updates

redsock said...

soooooo glad to have nesn tonight. at work, i am usually on mute, so i don't care as much.

but a day without kay is a wonderful day.

redsock said...

NICE THROW JETES!!!!!!!

Jere said...

you NEVER see that. even then, it didn't happen, because it NEVER happens.

Patrick said...

Speaking of bullpen problems, the Brewers had three pitchers pitch in the bottom of the ninth, and none of them recorded an out.

I feel for them.

L-girl said...

Keene figures into some of Russell Banks' novels.

L-girl said...

Thanks Noodle!

Jere said...

thunder and lightning in Boston right now. As there is literally every day now.

Nice throw, Damon!!!!!! 2-0

L-girl said...

We're not having any problem with Pettitte tonight.

redsock said...

manny ran and i said uh-ohj but forgot it was duh noodle out there.

L-girl said...

We get a ton of lightning and thunder too.

Patrick said...

I've mentioned this before, but if you are young and in the Keene area, there is a lot of fun to be had, involving kegs and basements and music.

L-girl said...

The sad thing is you can't say that about every place on earth. There should always be kegs and music and young people having fun.

L-girl said...

2-0 - nice!

Jere said...

My one Red Sox fan friend growing up went to Franklin Pierce. When I would visit, he'd take me to Keene.

Patrick said...

I'm making hamburger helper with organic meat and milk. Kind of twisted.

L-girl said...

Jere, how old were you for your first game at Fenway? I'm sure I should know this, but I can't recall.

Joe Grav said...

I like Keene. My favorite stop in the NECBL express thus far however is Montpelier, VT

redsock said...

The Red Sox Foundation should do more for "Kegs N' Kids".

L-girl said...

I'm making hamburger helper with organic meat and milk. Kind of twisted.

An interesting combo! But it's got to be better for you than making it with all the antibiotic-laced milk and meat.

Patrick said...

I had miller highlife from a keg in Keene. I was amazed at how good it tasted. Tap makes the difference.

Patrick said...

Montpelier is up where my Dad lives. He's outside of St. Johnsbury.

L-girl said...

Montpelier, famous for being the only state capital without a McDonald's. Yay Vermont.

Jere said...

L: Remember, Yankee Stadium was much closer to us, so my first game was Sox-Yanks in The Bronx in '79, when I was 3. (upper deck, behind home plate) I got to Fenway a few years later--though I have a Yaz '79 pennant which it seems only could've come from Fenway, so there may have been an earlier trip whose details remain uncovered....

redsock said...

Fucking Dice.

Zenslinger said...

I use Yahoo's StatTracker to keep track of my fantasy team and for a bird's eye on games in general. Every time an inning ends, over the inning summary, you get an annoying image of Jeter doing a fist pump.

For a while it has been in the back of my mind to do a screenshot of Jeter over a message showing that he made a run-surrendering error. So today I got my wish before hitting the road for Lake Tahoe.

I hope the threads are juicy and the Sox victorious.

Best to all.

Patrick said...

Strikes please!

L-girl said...

Remember, Yankee Stadium was much closer to us

That's why I asked. :)

Joe Grav said...

The "driving to Vermont" part wasn't 'very fun, but once I got there... beautiful scenery, great ballpark

L-girl said...

How could driving to Vermont not be fun??

L-girl said...

Have fun Zen! Enjoy.

redsock said...

tp pls

redsock said...

dp pls

Jere said...

NECBL: You gotta get down to my lovely home area of Danbury! The "Danbury Westerners." The field is, like, some field I always used to play on, with no "stands."

Joe Grav said...

Because it was like a 4+ hour ride

nixon33 said...

didnt realize we had the yankee umpiring crew tonight

Jere said...

ok, pizza's here. Dungeon for Lester for walking the first two....

Joe Grav said...

I missed the Danbury game, Jere. I'm told I didn't miss much.

nixon33 said...

fucking lugo

andy said...

I see there will be some home field advantage calls today.

L-girl said...

Heh. I don't consider it a long drive until it passes 7 or 8 hours. We do 4 or 5 without blinking.

Joe Grav said...

I'm spending the 4th in Holyoke, which takes the grand prize for cruddy NECBL parks. Most of them have been really, really nice, though.

andy said...

So far there have been 2. The strike vs ball call was fine by itself but combined now with the bad call at first. It seems that umps usually call in favor of the defense on first base outs but that looked to be favored too much to the runner especially when he was out.

Patrick said...

89 though Vermont is one of the most beautiful interstate drives in the country. It almost feels like a country road (but not quite).

L-girl said...

Last year we did Rt 7 down the whole state, for the first time for either of us. It was absolutely gorgeous - like a postcard of New England.

redsock said...

slappy and hgh down by way of the sid K!!

nixon33 said...

LESTER!

Joe Grav said...

Atta boy Lester.

Patrick said...

I don't like Giambi, but I really dig the stache. It's so gross it's cool.

L-girl said...

16 days in Newfoundland, we put on 3,000 kilometers on the car. 1865 miles.

andy said...

Lester just made love to the home plate ump. so the rest of the game should go well. How can you deny the cute boy when he comes up and snuggles you?

andy said...

Not complaining but why the modding during the game?

L-girl said...

When Giambi came to the Yankees,

HEIDI SIGHTING OMG

and he had to cut his hair and shave, they told me he could still have a mustache. He said, "A mustache? What am I, 40 years old?" He offended a lot of people.

Now look at him!

Patrick said...

A semi driver told me the road through Newfoundland is the longest through any Canadian province. Makes sense.

andy said...

Coco is back with a vengeance.

L-girl said...

Modding b/c we have to.

andy said...

Giambi looks like a mario brother

andy said...

you have idiots today? Surely you can't mean me.

L-girl said...

A semi driver told me the road through Newfoundland is the longest through any Canadian province.

How can that be? Ontario is like 4 times as big as Nfld.

Ontario is huge - almost as big as Alaska.

L-girl said...

Andy, not you or anyone posting here. Let's not talk about it, ok? Thanks.

redsock said...

BBBB to Tek!!!

Patrick said...

But man, I love the way there is always an inlet of water near you in NFLD and the way the hills coming out of the water are so small and round and green.

andy said...

Tek CANNOT DH ever. I can't believe the yankees announcer said that.

andy said...

I will be back then if something exciting happens.

Patrick said...

He was talking about the trans Canada road, which only goes through horizontally (unless you look at the earth side ways, in that case vertically).

redsock said...

if your comments appear, you are not a problem. it's that simple.

L-girl said...

There is so much water! Everywhere you drive - bays, inlets, creeks, streams, ponds - and of course the coast.

Hey Patrick, I don't know if you had a chance to read any of my posts, but I blogged my travel journal from Nfld. You might be interested, since you know it so well.

Joe Grav said...

Have n't the Yankees been watching Varitek? Just throw it over the plate.

Hey I'm not complaining.

L-girl said...

4-0, we are cooking!!!!

Joe Grav said...

JACOBY! Yeahh

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, the Trans-Canada - very long in Nfld. And beautiful! We had incredibly beautiful drives.

redsock said...

andy's dad forgot to send him some hgh via fedex.

4-0

L-girl said...

crap!!!!

Joe Grav said...

Yahoo got really confusedo n the LBJ CS, wahat happened?

nixon33 said...

why the fuck is hea stealing 3rd?
pedro gets any sort of hit , he scores EASILY WITH HIS SPEED!
jesus christ...guys dont too much.

L-girl said...

No need to show off Lyndon, we love you already, just do your thing and don't do extra crazy things, ok??

redsock said...

lbj on second, semi-took off for third, and pettitte spun around and easily picked him off 1-5-4-1. lyndon = too anxious to go.

Patrick said...

I love when they open the inning with some laid back gangster rap tune on WRKO. Pretty funny.

redsock said...

lester is 4/27 on his way to a second career no-hitter!

Joe Grav said...

Ah, Poo, the Swamp Bats are all over us tonight... taking full advantage of the ~330 power alley in right center field. Wow

Joe Grav said...

Posada channeling Varitek apparently

redsock said...

5/27

redsock said...

6/27

Patrick said...

I didn't realize how much I like Coco until he was gone. I'm very glad to see him back. Screw his ego, we need him on our bench.

nixon33 said...

lester looking good in the second

redsock said...

mbm is going deep

L-girl said...

Remy reading those promos is just painful!

redsock said...

next AB.

Patrick said...

two more runs please.

Joe Grav said...

Here we go, 2 on

L-girl said...

let's go, two more runs here

L-girl said...

bah!

nixon33 said...

shit

nixon33 said...

im happy with the way things are going but i'd like a little more padding please. i dont want to let pettitte out of any other jams!

redsock said...

GIDP?

CIDP!

Joe Grav said...

way to go CI

nixon33 said...

CAPTAIN DP!

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
GIDP?

CIDP!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!
FUCK YOU CAPTAIN COLOGNE!

Joe Grav said...

Pic

Lookit, it's a barn. Right beyond right field. Awesome.

Joe Grav said...

And Ococ leads off with a single! He must be glad to be back.

redsock said...

wow

6 pitches to tek, 6 balls

L-girl said...

Great pic, Joe! It looks like a little piece of heaven.

L-girl said...

Poor Tek. So sad.

Joe Grav said...

It is really nice, although this game is getting very nauseating -- Keene has 10 runs, 14 hits here with one out in the fourth inning

redsock said...

it is a nice pic, but i fear there maybe bugs there.

...

is remy illiterate?
can he read? i don't think he can.

Joe Grav said...

ATTA WAY LUGO! He's been useful twice!

redsock said...

"productive out" is a horrible phrase, but tek made one. i have to admit it.

L-girl said...

Don: "Coco heading plateward..."

Classic Orsillo.

And it's 5-0!

Joe Grav said...

HAHAHAH "Plateward?" I'm going to use that in a game story

Patrick said...

Did you experience the intense flies of NFLD, L, A?

L-girl said...

Maybe Jere can use "plateward" in one of his old-tyme stories, but I don't know if you want to use that seriously!

L-girl said...

Patrick, no, we really didn't. We had one very short walk where black flies were going nuts - horrible - and a few mosquito problems, but that was about it. Nothing awful. I wonder why? Wrong season?

Patrick said...

As I recall there was nasty flies every single day from June until early October.

I'm referring to the nippers and stouts, of course.

L-girl said...

Anyone else know the answer to the Aflac question?

L-girl said...

I'm referring to the nippers and stouts, of course.

Newfunese?

redsock said...

Sid PC: 24-13-4 8 = 49

12 in the last 2 innings!

Patrick said...

That's right. They know mosquitoes as Nippers. Horse flies and Deer flies as Stouts. Black flies and no-see-ums go by the same name.

I even heard of an extremely rare fly called the 'Timber Fly', found only deep in the woods. It apparently is very big, makes a clicking sound, and it's bite kills.

Joe Grav said...

"Kent Graham sparked a glimmer of hope with a leadoff triple, but the Navigators could not bring him plateward, as Geason, Little, and Provencher all struck out."


,,,Okay, maybe I won't use it.

L-girl said...

I'll tell you, Joe, I think you pulled it off with that one. That's a good sentence you got there.

L-girl said...

A fiery double!

Joe Grav said...

On fire

redsock said...

yeah, this former sportswriter sees nothing wrong with it.

Patrick said...

A story of the Timber Fly

By the description I think I might've seen one while I was there. I'll tell my kids that, anyways (if I have any).

L-girl said...

We are just cruising!

redsock said...

lucky noodle.

6-0!!!

Joe Grav said...

Yay 6-0

L-girl said...

Patrick, I'll have to check that out when I'm not modding. Did you get up to Labrador?

L-girl said...

yooooooook

Joe Grav said...

Come on Crispy

redsock said...

note:
until you can (like jere) casually drop the phrase "from cleavage to coin slot" into a game story, you have not truly arrived.

Patrick said...

No, I spent a few weeks in Antigonish, NS, before I went to NFLD.

L-girl said...

I think Nova Scotia is our next Cdn trip (whenever that will be). I've never been there.

nixon33 said...

hey red sox,
i like the way you're playing tonight.
keep it up!

L-girl said...

it got quiet here. i guess everyone's bored with all this winning.

andy said...

Me mommy is coming to visit for the holiday. I have been cleaning.
The Lester machine is grinding the yankees up. Too bad the bullpen will most likely give up 19 runs.

redsock said...

it got quiet here. i guess everyone's bored with all this winning.

winning ... whining ... whatever!

Patrick said...

I love this movie

What's the score now? Yawn.

andy said...

lester is just good. not overpowering or very dramatic. He is actually boring to watch. But he is just good.

L-girl said...

Andy, please slap yourself upside the head for me. Thanks.

Joe Grav said...

Woo! winning!

andy said...

Lugo on the other hand

L-girl said...

I haven't seen that movie yet, so I won't click on the clip.

andy said...

who is this asshole pitcher?

andy said...

there will be blood was actually an entertaining movie

andy said...

Tek and lugo are automatic outs lately. it used to just be lugo.

Patrick said...

Move it to the front of your list, L.

Lester has edged out Pedroia as my favorite player. He's just so awesome.

L-girl said...

Varitek has been an auto out for a long time.

L-girl said...

It's definitely high on the list. But I won't see it until at least November - or later!

redsock said...

who is this asshole pitcher?

Dan Giese .... Male Prostitute.

andy said...

you know he looks like a gigolo

Patrick said...

New SI poll. Players voted 31% Ryan Howard has the most 'raw power' in the majors. Who got second? Banana picker Willy Mo Pena with a big 12%

L-girl said...

Nah, that's Giambi w/ the mustache. All he needs is a velvet jacket and a cigarette holder.

L-girl said...

banana picker?

Joe Grav said...

Haha Jeter

Joe Grav said...

Lester pitch count update?

Patrick said...

WMP credits his strength to working on his fathers banana farm.

redsock said...

Lester at 75.

24-13-4 8-13-13

Joe Grav said...

Awesome! thx

L-girl said...

Cool. He is strong, so I guess it worked.

9casey said...

Patrick said...
New SI poll. Players voted 31% Ryan Howard has the most 'raw power'


For some reason they wrote RAW POWER like that , what the fuck does raw power mean....

L-girl said...

9C, I thought the same thing. Let's ask a meaningless question and see what people say!

Joe Grav said...

power that hasn't been cooked

L-girl said...

of course! silly me.

Joe Grav said...

Power consumed raw may be hazardous to your health.

Patrick said...

Oh, duh, it's an Iggy Pop album. WMP must be a big fan.

redsock said...

STOOGES!

now we're talkin' ...

Jere said...

Which is cooler? The Stooges or the Three Stooges?

L-girl said...

Need you ask???

Stooges > 3 Stooges

I thought it was an SI question, not a WMP question.

redsock said...

Rock Stooges > 3 Stooges

But I'm biased. I own the 7-CD Fun House box -- with about 27 takes of every song!

Jere said...

I love both the Stooges and the 3 Stooges

Sarah Gates said...

Now this is a nice thing to come home from work to!

I'm jealous of your steaks, but I do have some delightful cheeses from a dairy in new jersey that keeps their cows on grass and makes all their own delicious cheeses, so not THAT jealous.

L-girl said...

Hi Sarah! Yum, cheese. I'm going through potato withdrawal and cheese sounds very good right now.

I hate the Three Stooges.

Jere said...

sweet catch by Drew

L-girl said...

ON FIRE WITH THE GLOVE!!!!!

redsock said...

HEY DUMBO:

YOU ARE OUT!!!!

Sarah Gates said...

I'd ship you some, Laura, but I don't think it would work out all that well...

Joe Grav said...

I enjoy both sets of Stooges as well.

L-girl said...

Probably not. I'll have to find some grass-powered Ontario cheese. But thanks.

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