July 5, 2008

G90: Yankees 2, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 000 000 001 - 1  6  0
Yankees - 010 001 00x - 2 6 0
Boston had the bases loaded with no outs in the top of the ninth. With one run already in, all they needed was a routine fly ball to tie the game against a faltering Rivera.

But Crisp took a weak hack at an 0-2 pitch and whiffed. Varitek popped up an 2-0 pitch to first base. And Lugo went down swinging at a 2-2 pitch (Rivera got a gift call on strike two).

The teams tied a major league record with a combined seven HBP -- Manny was plunked three times -- but no warnings were given.

Masterson (6-6-2-2-2, 100) pitched well enough to win, but the Sox bats were AWOL. Timlin looked strong in a perfect, nine-pitch ninth inning. The Red Sox seemed to watch a lot of Mussina's (6-4-0-1-5, 89) pitches -- they swung at 24 of 89; four of Mussina's five strikeouts were looking.

New York scored in the second on a one-out walk to Giambi and two-out singles from both Cano and Cabrera. Two singles, a wild pitch, an HBP and a sac fly made it 2-0 in the sixth.

Facing Rivera in the ninth, Drew singled to left-center. Manny was hit and Moss ran for him. Lowell lined a single to right, scoring Drew. Youkilis was hit with an 0-2 pitch and the bases were loaded with one out. But Rivera then snapped out of his funk and dispatched the next three Boston batters.

***

Justin Masterson (3.75, 114 ERA+) / Mike Mussina (3.87, 104 ERA+)

There had been some speculation that the Red Sox would bring back Clay Buchholz for this start. But it'll be Masterson, who has had more trouble with LH batters (.231/.381/.484) than RH (.163/.239/.263).

In six June starts, Masterson pitched 35.2 innings, allowing 29 hits (including 7 home runs) and 20 walks, while striking out 28 and posting a 4.54 ERA.

180 comments:

redsock said...

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

Gardner, LF
Jeter, SS
Abreu, RF
Rodriguez, 3B
Giambi, DH
Betemit, 1B
Cano, 2B
Cabrera, CF
Molina, C

redsock said...

Wild game in Colorado yesterday:

FLA - 520 600 400 - 17 22 2
COL - 121 143 402 - 18 21 0

The Rockies (who scored in all 9 innings on May 5, 1999) went 1-2-3 in the 8th.

redsock said...

More Rockies stuff

redsock said...

SOTD: "The Rockies became the third team since 1956 to win a game in which they allowed 17 or more runs."

redsock said...

OBP
Lugo: .352
Jeter: .346

OPS+
Jeter: 98
Brandon Moss: 96

Jack Marshall said...

So why all the vitriol on this site (not so much from the proprietor) toward Lugo? He doesn't jog to first; he hustles. He steals some bases. He plays hard. He has made as many amazing plays as horrible ones, and I bet he gets to balls Jeter wouldn't touch. He's solid at turning the DP. His contract? Who cares what he's paid...I don't pay it. The hatred is way, way out of proportion to his perceived weaknesses, I think. Unfair.

nixon33 said...

ken rosenthal = the human penis.

nixon33 said...

also i dont want to speak too soon, but im coming around on coco a little bit. although i still hate lugo.

L-girl said...

The hatred is way, way out of proportion to his perceived weaknesses, I think. Unfair.

Of course it is. I suspect even the Lugo haters know they are using him as a punching bag.

I don't think it's more on this site than elsewhere, tho. Seems pretty system-wide to me.

nixon33 said...

"we acquired lugo becuase he used to 'kill the red sox'. well, he comes as advertised. he's still killing the red sox."

redsock said...

For whatever reasons (and some of them are good ones), he is punching bag.

He doesn't jog to first; he hustles.

No one hustles all the time. Watch enough games and you'll see everyone jog to first: Lugo, Manny, Varitek ... everyone.

L-girl said...

he's still killing the red sox

Nix, you know that's not really true, right? He's not my favourite player by any means, but he's not killing us the way (eg) Tek is.

I'm not suggesting Lugo has earned the loyalty that Tek has, but Lugo isn't really killing.

redsock said...

Amusing that L and I both use punching bag at the same time.

My point is that Lugo (while a disappointment) is not nearly as horrific on the field as many fans think.

nixon33 said...

yeah, i know its not true and most of my anger towards lugo is a liitle bit of joking.
but in all honesty, i just don't like the guy.
i also dont think he's that good.

redsock said...

OBP:
Pedroia - .355
Ortiz - .354
Lugo - .352

redsock said...

FY has 12 multi-hit games in his last 19 games!

redsock said...

Beat The Bigot!

NOW!

L-girl said...

Amusing that L and I both use punching bag at the same time.

I was also going to make the same comment about jogging vs. hustling. Those perceptions don't usually hold up.

I do agree that we shouldn't care how much Lugo (or any other player) makes. That should never figure into our judgements of their play, IMO.

nixon33 said...

is that 3 consecutive days 'oby has struck out to lead off the game?

L-girl said...

Oby! I like it.

Tahts ym oby!

nixon33 said...

should be 2nd and 3rd. lets go manny you own this guy. will they walk him in the 1st? hahaha

nixon33 said...

my dad would be cheering thinking the replay was live....

nixon33 said...

that wasnt on purpose, right? according to michael kay moose if afraid to hit guys after that time he hit someone, and the guy kicked his ass and he had togo on the DL.

redsock said...

i'd say no intent, but manny is dark-skinned.

nixon33 said...

i hope masterson has his stuff today.

redsock said...

i wonder

(a) if that story is true (kay loves fiction)

and

(b) if so, the asskicker was?

nixon33 said...

i dont know who the ass kicker was either, i believe it was in his O's days.

redsock said...

that long underhand lob was a tad lipsy!

redsock said...

did the ump call jeter safe on that one, too?

SoSock said...

Doc looking a little ugly on that strikeout.
Damn, I went to the complex early to get fields ready for the big games tonight just so I could come home and catch a couple or 3 innings before I have to report back. But now it's starting to rain here, so I'd better head back to handle the clean-up after it stops.
Next to last game in the loser bracket of the district 9-10 tournament on Field 1 and on Field 3 my Big League team looks to go to 5 - 0 tonight against East Surry. Woo! Woo!
Unless our doubleheader tomorrow afternoon turns into a nightmare, I WILL be able to watch the finale.
Go Sox, dammit!

nixon33 said...

yeah fuck you abreu. antoher guy i cant stand!

redsock said...

very nice start!

L-girl said...

I listened to pre-game today (very rare for me) and heard the interview w/ Masterson. He sounds like such a nice guy - very optimistic, happy outlook.

He said he's been shaving his head every day since the middle of high school. It started when he was Mr Clean for Halloween.

If he lets his hair grow, it grows out in an afro, and he looks 12 years old. When he was younger he felt he needed the more adult, slightly intimidating look.

SoSock said...

Nice work by Bat Masterson to start. Well, I made it thru one anyway.
Later

redsock said...

yeah fuck you abreu. antoher guy i cant stand!

i don't care about him one way or the other, but his pudgy picture on gdgd sure looks like it's begging for a slap.

L-girl said...

that long underhand lob was a tad lipsy!

I wondered about that. Radio guys described it in great detail!

Re Mussina, I think it was w/ the O's, b/c Kay has been telling that story forever.

redsock said...

Who the F dresses up as Mr. Clean?

L-girl said...

Who the F dresses up as Mr. Clean?

It's actually a popular costume! Great look - bald, earring, all white clothes. Easy to do if you don't mind shaving your head.

Maybe you can do that this year.

redsock said...

i feel a tek dong today

redsock said...

or i could shave my head and dress up like yook?

i'll get a dead squirrel to glue to my chin.

L-girl said...

Castig just said that yesterday Tek hit "a foul home run".

ARGH

L-girl said...

tala can help you with that.

nixon33 said...

i cant find ANY info on that moose fight.

L-girl said...

i'm not surprised

redsock said...

if you are ambitious, you could go to his game logs and look at the pbp for any game in which he hit someone. i assume someone got ejected for the fight?

redsock said...

"foul HR"

in tek's case, i think it okay to mention these. at this point, they are noteable accomplishments.

redsock said...

yay - yanks finally hit the ball past the pitcher!!!

nixon33 said...

beatthemeat

redsock said...

COCO TRAPPED IT!!!!

nixon33 said...

last time i checked it was July FIFTH! those hats are ugly.

L-girl said...

if you are ambitious

Or you could save your ambitions for something more important.

L-girl said...

So all the umps agreed Ococ caught that ball? What a surprise.

Too bad we can't subtract those extra pitches from Bot's arm. Not to mention the NYY run.

redsock said...

proving michael kay is wrong and full of shit = important.

and very easy.

nixon33 said...

FUCK!

nixon33 said...

i thought jd had a better arm than that WTF? giambi scoring from 2nd?

redsock said...

was that a weak throw or was tek too far in front of the plate?

L-girl said...

shit!

no, kay is not worth your time and trouble. proving he is full of shit would be a full-time job.

ODawg said...

i cant find ANY info on that moose fight.

June 7, 1993

nixon33 said...

HOE FUCKING SLOW IS CORA!

nixon33 said...

come n 'oby wan

redsock said...

13 multi-hit games in last 20 games!

nixon33 said...

lets go drew, put it on the porch!

nixon33 said...

ugh

nixon33 said...

ladies and gentlemen, your world series MVP.

redsock said...

Rx glove!

L-girl said...

How can it be true that Damon has never been on the DL? Dave O'B just said that. What about the horrible head-to-head collision? How did he escape the DL after that?

redsock said...

Collision happened in the playoffs. I think he just missed a couple of games + an off day.

nixon33 said...

fuck

nixon33 said...

not good. we're going to need our bullpen today, and THATS not good.

redsock said...

Collision happened in Game 5 of 2003 ALDS (last game) on October 6.

Damon returned for ALCS Game 3 on October 11.

redsock said...

dp pls

L-girl said...

Collision/DL - thanks. That's convenient!

nixon33 said...

HUGE K. now get this goggled motherfucker.

nixon33 said...

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

redsock said...

That's Justin "Sometimes I Like To Load The Bases Just For Fun And Then I Fucking Shut The Other Team Down Toot Suite Because I Have Huge Fucking Balls" Masterson!

nixon33 said...

THATS TWICE!

L-girl said...

Did Moose hit Being 2x?

phil said...

Two Manny HBPs so far? WTF.

L-girl said...

I guess so! Geez!!

nixon33 said...

come on lets get something going!

redsock said...

Up to the Ococinator!

nixon33 said...

flat.

redsock said...

4 HBP in less than 4 innings!

nixon33 said...

JESUS I THOUGHT THAT WAS GONE

nixon33 said...

effectively wild, or wildly effective?

redsock said...

Get the kid some effing runs!

nixon33 said...

at least tie the fucking game...jesus

redsock said...

Slugo doing his Chocolate Rain impression in the dugout?

nixon33 said...

this is a fucking joke.

redsock said...

My advice? SB!

nixon33 said...

molina can gun fuckers down...

redsock said...

shitonacracker

nixon33 said...

a-rod is going to steal.

redsock said...

tek can't gun fuckers down...

nixon33 said...

steal that a-rod, you fucking fuck!
LETS GET RUNS !!!!!!

redsock said...

Masterson: 10-12-25 16-20 = 83

I Want Some Bats for Bat!!!

redsock said...

Up:

FY
OF
MBM

redsock said...

I am getting grouchy >>>

nixon33 said...

this is frustrating.

redsock said...

sure feels like we're watching/taking a shitload of pitches.

nixon33 said...

sure feels like we suck today...

redsock said...

pitch is low
moose bitches
he throws it in the same spot
gets called a strike

fuck you blue.

nixon33 said...

i hope we are better against the cunt tomorrow

redsock said...

yes, but we're still winning this one.

nixon33 said...

i hope so!

redsock said...

these dushbags will not prevail!

nixon33 said...

haha

redsock said...

gotta get mo-leaner

redsock said...

3-2 with Yeller getting the win. How's that?

nixon33 said...

FUCK!!!!!!!

redsock said...

molina can't lay off those pitchouts!!

redsock said...

3-2 with Yeller getting the win. How's that?

This is from the "say enough crazy shit and one day you'll be right and everyone will think you're smart" school.

nixon33 said...

well.... we had enough trouble scoring one run, let alone TWO!

nixon33 said...

F_L_A_T>

L-girl said...

Dave O'B says, "If this was the Red Sox and Tampa Bay, we'd have seen two brawls by now."

Pretty funny considering this is the Red Sox and the Yankees!

nixon33 said...

funny indeed!

nixon33 said...

what happened to the sox that played the last two games, huh? this is the team that got swept by the (d) rays.

nixon33 said...

foghorn leghorn, then fruit bat.

redsock said...

Masterson did well (6-6-2-2-2); it's a shame the bats were awol.

nixon33 said...

it is important that cora get on somehow

redsock said...

we've given them the 2, now we got to get the 3.

L-girl said...

Forgot to tell you something I heard yesterday, a real whopper, before I gave up on YES and went inside to get NESN.

Michael Kay was going on (and on and on) about the new Stadium and said "which the Steinbrenner family is building with their own money".

I couldn't believe it. It takes only the tiniest bit of Googling to expose this lie!

L-girl said...

boy we suck today

redsock said...

took a lot of pitches and mussina had good control.

upside is the day is masterson. oh, and our 3-run 9th inning rally!

nixon33 said...

we HAVE to win tomorrow, i dont want a split.

redsock said...

Michael Kay was going on (and on and on) about the new Stadium and said "which the Steinbrenner family is building with their own money".

Weren't they just begging the city for more loot, on top of the $1,000,000,000+ they have already got towards the New Toilet?

redsock said...

Any idea when Kay said this? I'd like to get the quote (without hearing too much more of his voice)?

redsock said...

timlin in! my plan is close to complete.

mfy get 2
timlin pitches the 9th
we get 3
and yeller gets the W

nixon33 said...

YEAH!

L-girl said...

YES! Cmon Being!!!

nixon33 said...

THIRD TIME!!!!

redsock said...

I would not be dissatisfied with a dong right here.

L-girl said...

Any idea when Kay said this? I'd like to get the quote (without hearing too much more of his voice)?

Friday, towards the beginning of the game. If you can get the YES broadcast of Friday's game, you won't have to wait long to hear it.

MANNY HBP!!!!!

redsock said...

man -- but it's MORE baserunners for us!!!

Let's do it, Dock-tahhh!

nixon33 said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

DO YOU BUNT?

L-girl said...

YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

bunting is for suckers.

nixon33 said...

never mind i forgot youk was next.

nixon33 said...

COME ON YOUK!

nixon33 said...

oooooh!

redsock said...

"foul double"?

nixon33 said...

YEAH! HE DOESNT HAVE IT TODAY!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

come on sox, you know you wanna prove me right!

nixon33 said...

COME ON COCO!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

holy shit what is up with all the hbps!!!!

nixon33 said...

ITS....

redsock said...

HBP on 0-2!!!!!!!!!

loaded for ococ

L-girl said...

the red sox are so in mo's head

redsock said...

AND NO FUCKIN' OUTS!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

...INEVITABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

COME ON!!!!

redsock said...

shoulda dove into the crowd, jetes

L-girl said...

hahaha, that's our first ITS....

....

this season!

nixon33 said...

shit weak hack. ugh tek!

redsock said...

YA GOTTA BELIEVE!!!!!!!

redsock said...

a walk would be okay

fly ball --- at the least

nixon33 said...

GODDAMN IT! THEY ARE FUCKING TEASING US.

L-girl said...

i gotta remember not to refresh. you guys are many pitches ahead of me.

redsock said...

shit --

alright, lugo, you cold-blodded motherfucker, bring the hammer down

redsock said...

strike 2 was up and away.

fuck

redsock said...

see -- away, like that one for ball 2

L-girl said...

*sigh*

nixon33 said...

THEY DESERVE TO LOSE IF YOU HAVE BASES LOADED, NO OUTS AND CANT GET A FUCKING RUN.
what a bunch of pussies...

nixon33 said...

well, gotta win tomorrow.
get the the cunt early and often.

L-girl said...

they sucked today. sucked sucked sucked.

redsock said...

Fuckin' pathetic.

All they need is one lousy fucking fly ball -- Moss can run -- and they can't do it.

K
P3
K

L-girl said...

i gotta get back to work. hasta manana.

nixon33 said...

jesus christ, it was like watching the mets today.
thats a TOUGH way to lose.

redsock said...

Well, fuck it.
I wasn't expecting a sweep anyway.
3 of 4 will do.

Masterson was better than hoped for. Even Yeller looked good.

FY and Drew each had 2 hits.

nixon33 said...

UGH

nixon33 said...

i don't know, wake always makes me nervous with his wild pitches and everyone under the sun runs on him.
or it at least seems that way...
i hope the cunt doesnt have his stuff tomorrow, or else its gonna be a long night for me at the stadium.

redsock said...

Teams have forced JtC to run up high pitch counts early. I wanna see that tomorrow.

nixon33 said...

Sometimes the Sandbox at SoSH cheers me up after a brutal loss, those guys are nuts over there!

L-girl said...

jesus christ, it was like watching the mets today.

cold!

redsock said...

SoSH also thought strike 2 to Lugo was a ball:

WHAT??!

FUCK YOU UMP

WHAT!?!? THAT WAS A STRIKE?!?!?!?!??!

NOT EVEN FUCKING CLOSE.

fuck you, ump. that pitch has been a ball all inning until now.

Fucking ump has decided to expand his strike zone.

NO FUCKIN WAY!! AWFUL!!

Bullshit strike!

Bullshit call there.

What a bullshit strike call

Fuck you Kerwin. That's 6 inches off the plate.

Thats five inches outside you twat!!!!

Not close

That was a fucking ball

And the bullshit Yankee strike call

that was so far from a strike it's not even funny. jesus christ fuck this ump. he was decent up until now.

WHY IS THAT A STRIKE?! HOLY FUCK

Thanks you fucking blind retard ump

***

redsock said...

A comeback today would have crushed the MFY.

Coming back from the dead against FB, dropping them 10 GB (if the FKR win), and setting up the possibility of a sweep against a quite likely over-pumped JtC.

Girardi might have had to call 2 meetings!

nixon33 said...

it would have been so sweet, a demoralizing win, but to no avail.
win tomorrow

ish said...

I'm back! Listened to the game while tooling along the midcoast of Maine, then listened as the rally began then fizzled while blasting down I-95. HOME. Good vacation, though. Great to see the game threads again!

nixon33 said...

welcome back ish!