July 6, 2008

G91: Yankees 5, Red Sox 4 (10)

Red Sox - 000 030 100 0 - 4  7  1
Yankees - 010 001 200 1 - 5 8 1
This contest evolved from a game I thought the Red Sox had pretty well in hand to a toss-up to a loss. Boston is now 5 GB the white-hot Rays.

Wakefield was fantastic (again!) for 5.1 innings, allowing only two baserunners to the first 18 New York hitters: Kabbalah McBluelips's home run leading off the second and a walk to Giambi to begin the fifth.

Boston struck for three runs off Joba in the top of the fifth: Youkilis and Casey singled and Crisp walked. Ball four to Ococ was a wild pitch that scored Yook (who slid into JtC's right leg and then had a pitch thrown behind his ass his next time up). After Lugo and Cash struck out, Ellsbury walked and Pedroia singled in two more runs. 3-1 Sox.

With one out in the sixth, Wakefield allowed a single to Gardner, who stole second and scored on Jeter's RBI single. CI took second on an errant pick-off throw, but was doubled off when Lugo leapt skyward to haul in Abreu's line drive.

Lugo again got the best of Jetes a few minutes later when, in the top of the seventh, he got credit for an infield single up the middle and took second on an error by the Yankee captain, who (uncharacteristically) ranged far to his left to snare the grounder. Cash followed with a line drive double into the left field corner and Boston led 4-2.

A-Rod singled to open the seventh against Wakefield and after Timmeh retired HGH on a flyball, Tito went wisely to the pen. But Lopez was not sharp. After Posada singled, Cano tripled in both runners to tie the game. After a fielder's choice nailed Cano at the plate, Delcarmen came in to fan Molina.

In the top of the ninth, facing Rivera, Casey singled and went to second on Crisp's bunt. Varitek was sent up to hit for Lugo (why?) and he shattered his bat on the first pitch, tapping weakly back to the mound. Casey went to third, but he died there as Manny, hitting for Cash, stood stock still and looked at three straight strikes to end the inning.

MDC pitched a perfect eighth, Okajima matched him in the ninth, and Papelbon came on for the 10th. Cano grounded an 0-2 pitch into center field for a leadoff single. Milk Dud bunted him to second and Bot blew Betemit away with pure heat. Gardner fell behind 0-2 but fouled off two pitches, took two balls, then fouled off another heater. On the 8th pitch of the at-bat, he grounded a ball up the middle. Cora dove to his left, deflecting the ball into short center, but neither Pedroia nor Crisp could make a play as Cano scored the winning run.

Tampa topped the Royals 9-2 and lead the East (and Red Sox) by a whopping five games. New York remains 9 GB.

***

Tim Wakefield (3.72, 115 ERA+) / Joba Chamberlain (2.22, 182 ERA+)

Wakefield has pitched at least seven innings in each of his last seven starts (dating back to May 28). He has allowed a grand total of 11 runs (1.98 ERA).

***

David Ortiz may take BP on Monday and "might be able to begin a rehab stint in the minors after the All-Star break". ... Bartolo Colon long-tossed from 120 feet and may throw off a mound this week.

Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 13 games (with nine multi-hit games (log)). Tony Massarotti, Herald:
The author of a 13-game hitting streak, Pedroia has raised his average from .260 to .313. During that stretch, in 57 at-bats, Pedroia had an absurd 30 hits, a batting average of .526.

That isn't a streak. It's an avalanche. ...

Since May 1, 2007, among major leaguers with at least 700 plate appearances, Pedroia's .324 average ranks behind only Magglio Ordonez, Ichiro Suzuki and Placido Polanco in the AL.
Gordon Edes reports that Javier Lopez
has allowed just one earned run in his last 15 outings (15.2 innings). You can go back even further - in his last 28 appearances, he has allowed just three earned runs in 25 innings, an ERA of 1.08. His ERA of 2.10 ranks in the top five among AL relievers with 30 innings or more.

Lopez still has too many walks - 14 in 34.1 innings - but many of those came early. He's walked just three in his last 11 appearances.
Joe McDonald, Journal:
On this current three-city road trip, the Red Sox have produced 13 bases-loaded situations. However, Boston is 1-for-11 with only three runs scored, including a sacrifice fly. In fact, the Sox are 0-for-their-last-9 with the bases juiced.

Overall, they are 1-for-19 with one walk, four sacrifice flies, and eight strikeouts and have grounded into two double plays in their last 24 bases-loaded situations.
Also: Doing the Red Sox's laundry.

Never forget -- I love you all!

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redsock said...

KC: 020
TB: 01

redsock said...

Since June 12, Tampa has gone 16-4. They have won 10 of their last 11 games.

This must stop. You hear me, Royals?

redsock said...

Tek

March 25-May 21
39 games, 145 PA
.295/.372/.519

May 24-July 5
37 games, 127 PA
.133/.220/.177

He *can* hit. He was hitting up until late May. Please start hitting again.

nixon33 said...

FKR

nixon33 said...

tek, all star.

redsock said...

9-2.

Fuck duh Rays.

redsock said...

Wait ... Tito picked Tek as a reserve?

OMG!

That's worse than any MFY pick Torre ever made.

Jack Marshall said...

It sure is worse. That's disgraceful, and a gift to all the Sox bashers. Admittedly, with Posada not able to catch much, Martinez and Ivan Rodriguez hurt (and he's not really an All-Star either), the choices are thin. But still---if I were Tek, I'd decline politely. Tito's loyalty is touching, but in this case as in others, stupid.

nixon33 said...

the players picked tek.

L-girl said...

Come on, Nix, don't spoil the fun with facts.

redsock said...

the players picked tek.

Oh.

Then that's a good reason why players should not be analysing the game on TV.

nixon33 said...

yeah, buster olney described player voting as them forced to fill out the cards and calling out in the clubhouse "who should i vote for catcher?"
and someone randomly calling out in response "uh..varitek?"
"yeah...varitek."

nixon33 said...

any suggestions on what train is best to take?
4 vs. D?

redsock said...

Fin.

KC: 020 000 000 - 2 5 0
TB: 014 202 00x - 9 13 2

Fuck.

4.5 GB.

redsock said...

Okay, we win, move to 4 GB, and drop NY to 10 GB.

L-girl said...

Whichever you're closer to will work. The D used to be better, but it's been a while, so who knows.

Have fun!! Good job you're going today and not yesterday.

nixon33 said...

sounds good to me!

L-girl said...

WHY WON'T THE DEVIL RAYS LOSE??????

redsock said...

WHY WON'T THE DEVIL RAYS LOSE??????

Seriously.

11 of 12 / 17 of 21.

Regress to the fucking mean already!!!!

Jack Marshall said...

They won't lose because:

1) They are on a high right now and playing over their heads. The crash is coming, however. It always does.

2) They are playing KC, which is just coming down after playing over ITS head...

3) They are going through a bunch of games where mediocre players are getting key hits with two outs, as opposed to the Sox, who aren't.

4) They are a good team. But not .800 ball good. My guess is that they'll play .500 ball after the break---good enough for the play-offs, but not to beat the Sox. The bullpen will come back to earth, and the hitting is just so-so.

L-girl said...

I wasn't asking. I was just venting.

Jack Marshall said...

oh.

redsock said...

If you type "nicknames glossary" into Google, JoS comes up #1!

redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. J.D. Drew, RF
4. Mike Lowell, 3B
5. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
6. Sean Casey, DH
7. Coco Crisp, CF
8. Julio Lugo, SS
9. Kevin Cash, C

Wakefield = Day off for Manny! Though we do likely improve with Cash.

redsock said...

Wakefield has pitched at least seven innings in each of his last seven starts (dating back to May 28). He has allowed a grand total of 11 runs (1.98 ERA).

Timmeh!

9casey said...

If the Rays don't win the pennant and don't make the playoffs it will be the biggest collapse in Rays history........oh wait.

L-girl said...

Those of you w/o visible email addresses or blogs should be happy today. You've been spared some random insults from "i-girl" and "redsock." . That's redsock. with a dot at the end.

This may be the hardest working troll in North America.

Jack Marshall said...

And another sub-par line-up for a Wakefield game...

L-girl said...

Jack, have you ever been happy this season?

I mean no disrespect. I just wonder, do you ever say anything about this team that's not a complaint?

redsock said...

troll

i have identified 16 different posts under at least 5 different personas he left at 9 different blogs overnight last night -- this total does not count the ones that got removed by various blog owners -- and i mean all night:

8:17 PM to 4:59 AM

thanks the low traffic at many of these blogs in the middle of the night, i now know where his IP server is. i got him on the run and i will smoke him out of his cave.

L-girl said...

in afghanistan, is he?

redsock said...

I mean no disrespect. I just wonder, do you ever say anything about this team that's not a complaint?

I think he once said he liked that Fenway did not have a dome.

Jere said...

Morgan notes what a quick worker Jobber is. Will he say the same about Wake, or pull a Wallace Matthews?

Jere said...

The troll is probably wondering why I'm posting here, since he posed as redsock telling me I "wasn't welcome at Joy of Sox".

L-girl said...

He told wmtc readers to stop linking to wmtc because "we no longer share the same values", and told JoS readers to stay out of game threads.

I hear your post contained a little extra love. :)

L-girl said...

Walk! Nice.

redsock said...

I may be a grouch, but I could never turn you guys away (sniff)!

Jere said...

"extra love"

yeah, "redsock" called me a bitch!

It's funny how the person wouldn't realize that people have relationships besides what's made public.

L-girl said...

I know! He went to a blogger who's a good friend of mine IRL - and a regular reader - and said something like, "You should see what L-girl is saying about you at wmtc!!!"

L-girl said...

So Nix is there tonight, somewhere in the upper deck.

Jere said...

tier mvp...

ish said...

Tonight I get to try and deal with a damaged memory card that has 450 pictures of Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge near Belfast, Maine. Not a very happy camper on that front.

ish said...

Justin Lewis Chamberlain.

Jere said...

ish, I recently lost a LOT of pics thanks to my laptop dying. It stu-diddly-unk.

ish said...

These Yankees/Red Sox are losing their luster. O'Brien was asking Castig what he had for lunch today.

L-girl said...

I feel for you guys. That's a terrible feeling.

I still remember a roll of film I ruined on my first trip to Paris.

Jake of All Trades said...

Anyone else interested in Joe C's dinner?

ish said...

.ish, I recently lost a LOT of pics thanks to my laptop dying. It stu-diddly-unk.

Yep, had that happen three years ago. The computer knows there is a card in there, but it won't recognize it at the same time. Very confusing. My camera says the card is damaged. So, I'm not convinced the data is gone.

L-girl said...

Anyone else interested in Joe C's dinner?

I kind of was. It sounded tasty.

I'm just happy I'm not listening to Joe Morgan.

Jere said...

Casey, couldja foul that off or something?

Joe Grav said...

greetings from lynn
detroit & seattle into the 15th, 1-1

L-girl said...

O'Brien was asking Castig what he had for lunch today.

To be fair, it was in a semi-baseball context.

But yeah, the big ticket now is Red Sox / Rays!

Joe Grav said...

astros/braves 6-6 top 16
excuse me if this has already been mentioned

ish said...

I'm just hoping Joba's dinner doesn't sit well with him. chicken caesar salad and spaghetti with bolognese sauce.

L-girl said...

Oo, lotsa extras!

ish said...

Yeah, I don't mind the food talk very much. They're keeping the broadcast well-rounded.

Water with gas.

L-girl said...

shit

Jere said...

Least knowlegeable fans in baseball with a completely unsurprising curtain call.

redsock said...

SHIT DFUCK PISS WHORE

i HATE having to do the samwe work twice -- when there is a fuckign game on that i am missing.

fuck you word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Grav said...

yeah, but would "A FRAUD" have done it in OCTOBER???///////////////!!1111

ish said...

C.C. Sabathia has been traded to Milwaukee.

ish said...

59 mph Yankee Stadium speed on that pitch.

SoSock said...

OK, OK, enough of the replays.
A-rod hit a home run. Big deal

Patrick said...

I thought it was very lame how the Indians were letting Sabathia pitch 110+ pitches a game after they decided to trade him.

What happened to the Indians?

ish said...

It's still not Tribe Time.

L-girl said...

I thought it was very lame how the Indians were letting Sabathia pitch 110+ pitches a game after they decided to trade him.

It's awful. I hate when stuff like that happens. And there's nothing the player can do about it.

L-girl said...

DAVE O'BRIEN: STOP COMPARING THIS ASSHOLE TO BABE RUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Ish, is that link supposed to be just a blank, black page? Is that the joke, or the page didn't load?

nick said...

I see tito called for a strike-em-out-throw-em-out. I'm off putting emma to bed. I'll hang with you all in a while if you don't mind. I trust the score'll be 5-1 when I return (sox up, of course).

nick.

Jere said...

He could lob every pitch in until they take him out. I would:)

ish said...

Castig/O'Brien are making fun of John Sterling.

I like it.

Joe Grav said...

is Amy here? her Longmeadow boy Kent Graham just hit a 2 run homer for the Navs.

L-girl said...

Castig & O'B making fun of Jon Sterling. :)

redsock said...

okay i think i am back.
or back in a few minutes.

i may have to go buy a donut.

Joe Grav said...

detroit beats seattle 2-1 in 15

ish said...

Ish, is that link supposed to be just a blank, black page? Is that the joke, or the page didn't load?

Yep. Joke's the blank black page. itstribetime.com. Empty space.

L-girl said...

Nick. :)

How did Emma enjoy the game the other night? The Worms.

Jere said...

Pic I took of the guy next to me at ALCS game 7.

L-girl said...

Tough loss for Seattle! Ouch.

Patrick said...

OOOO, doughnuts. Sounds good.

I'm drinking kefir. Anyone ever had it? It's a fermented milk drink, similar to yogurt.

L-girl said...

I love yogurt, but I can't stand kefir. It seems like milk gone bad to me. What's the trick?

Joe Grav said...

hou/atl on to the 17th

nick said...

well, since she's still brushing her teeth. I've been meaning to report on that game. It was fun. I liked the park, inexpensive, small and a good environment. I plan on going back this summer.

the poor 2nd baseman for the dukes made 3 fielding errors and waved off on two fly balls only to have his ass covered by the outfielders.

They were down 5-1 and had a 5 run 7th to come back and win. exciting. Fireworks were decent and fun. We got free cotton candy, which emma had never had before. magical sugar, of course.

Emma got bored with the game somewhere around the bottom of the 1st, but politely feigned interest throughout.

Joe Grav said...

BTW L, the details for my Toronto trip are like 95% set, shoot me an email later

L-girl said...

In that Seattle game, a catcher was brought in to pitch. And there were still 3 pitchers left in the pen!

Jere said...

I'll say it for the millionth time: Getting 25,000 of your own fans to drown out the 20,000 fans rooting for the other team is NOT impressive. I can't believe that the visual portion of that Rays report actually needed to stay on the screen while the game was going on.

Patrick said...

That Seattle game sounded really weird. The manager sounds as bad if not worse than McLaren.

Brandon Morrow was available to pitch. Morrow is like a Pappelbon.

L-girl said...

Joe, when you know what you're doing, let me know, ok?

L-girl said...

nick, that sounds great. free cotton candy and fireworks might have made up for her boredom.

Joe Grav said...

K:)

Patrick said...

Kefir from the store is nasty (I don't know if that's what you're referring to). The trick is the culture which is in the form of 'grains', which are like boogery clumps. They look gross, but you separate them into your next batch.

Joe Grav said...

game seems to be moving quickly

L-girl said...

Yes, from the store, where else? I don't do things like make my own kefir. (Or anything else.)

Boogery clumps, sounds delicious...

Patrick said...

I predict a double from the doctor.

Joe Grav said...

BTW, for some odd reason I called in to WEEI this weekend.

The host was complaining that
1) baseball games were too long
2) baseball was, therefore, losing popularity
3) small market teams can't contend
4) in this economy (?!?!) people would rather devote their time to football because it's only 16 games

My replies were, basically, No, No, No, & No. To the host's credit, he didn't cut me off, but he continued to repeat his baseless opinion without actually fact-checking himself.

Patrick said...

I'm a terrible cook, but I always put together healthy concoctions, like bone stock or kefir.

Patrick said...

It's like I blinked and Pedroia's average changed from .260 to .310

Jack Marshall said...

Laura: I can't help it the Redsock took the Grouch icon. And yes, this season has generally pissed me off, because I think the team is a LOT better than its record.

L-girl said...

Have you guys seen Sarah Gates' blog? It's really good - great title.

L-girl said...

Jack, ok, just checking. :)

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, we talked about the bunnies here. Never mind.

Joe Grav said...

yes, ahahaha. Audacity of Hop. Love it.

My girlfriend and I are starting our own blog inspired by something we saw someone else do in (I think) Washington DC - we're gonna take a picture of ourselves at every stop on the "T," Boston's subway system

L-girl said...

That's cool. I always want to do the "picture of something everywhere" thing - but I usually think of it after I've passed some opportunities that I can't get back, and will be incomplete... so I don't.

L-girl said...

we're gonna take a picture of ourselves at every stop on the "T," Boston's subway system

Now if you did that in NYC, that would be something. Lotta stops.

Joe Grav said...

I thought the same thing, but I figured I'm young and I use the T all the time, so I have time to do this.

Joe Grav said...


Now if you did that in NYC, that would be something. Lotta stops.


We're not THAT young. ;)

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, it makes total sense. My ideas always involve places I'll never be again.

SoSock said...

6 Pitches
not bad

redsock said...

Okay, L, I'm back.

redsock said...

On my way across the street from getting my donut, I passed a guy who looked totally like Bob Mould.

I really hope it was not him, because I kept walking.

I think Mould is touring Europe right now.

L-girl said...

Oops, I replied to something on the wrong thread. OK A, you're on.

Patrick said...

BWAHAHAHA. All-Star Kevin, playing the part.

Patrick said...

RUNS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

Joe Grav said...

casey!

redsock said...

MAYOR!!!!

break out the bugs!

Patrick said...

THank you, Justin. Answered my prayers.

redsock said...

run thru him yook!!!

RED INK, BABY!

L-girl said...

Damn, some idiot starts to talk to me and I miss a run scoring! What happened? Last I heard, Yook was on 3rd.

SoSock said...

passedballa!

Patrick said...

hit and run, tito, ;)

redsock said...

fuck you, lugo. worthless

redsock said...

just make one out, mr. cash.

Sarah Gates said...

Just catching up on the thread here...

Trolls: Yeah, I labeled he/she/it's IP Address "Laura's Troll".

Toilet: These days I'd take the 4, the D's been weird. (Too late, I know.)

Film: My mother STILL hates the people (long since out of business) who lost all the film of my brother's first three months! Totally feel you there.

Blog shout out: Thanks!

nick said...

got back just in time for the run! not 5-1, but I'll take it.

redsock said...

this ump's zone is totally fucked.

Patrick said...

Tribal battle!

redsock said...

dont waste it, lyndon.

Joe Grav said...

MORE RUNS

redsock said...

man, when was the last time lbj really crushed a ball? april?

Patrick said...

Wholy crap this game is cruising!

SoSock said...

high drama :)

Patrick said...

Ellsbury HR, June 15th

Patrick said...

NICE! P DIDDY TIME!

redsock said...

this drama reminds of the great rays/sox battles!!!

redsock said...

LLyndon!!!

nick said...

LBJ did a great job controlling the head of the bat there. I love the way he jerked it back at the end of that check swing.

SoSock said...

bases juices - hottest hitter in the game up.
Me likey

Patrick said...

this drama reminds of the great rays/sox battles!!!

I must be too young to remember those.

redsock said...

LBJ did a great job controlling the head of the bat there. I love the way he jerked it back at the end of that check swing.

Andy could do so much with this.

Sarah Gates said...

ROY!!!

ish said...

FY!!!

nick said...

Fuck Yeah! 5-1 here we come!

Patrick said...

ALL STAR 2B, FTW!

"Silly hot" - O'Brien

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH BABY!!!!

SoSock said...

we'll take it!!!!

redsock said...

ARE WE BUGGIN' YA, JUSTIN?

Patrick said...

Oh! Welcome back, Ish.

redsock said...

can that pip squeak get any hotter?

andy said...

I just made a mess in my panties

redsock said...

i'll bet you did

andy said...

Why does it look like Pedroia is hurt somewhere in his legs?

redsock said...

What?
No big fist pump for the K?

Patrick said...

You wear panties?

andy said...

I love this team. And the Rays cannot keep this bullshit up. They are not that good. I am sorry L (you always attack when I say the rays suck ass) but this rays team is not this good. They are all just in a groove at the same time. watch them implode soon.

redsock said...

Timmy doing his thing tonight.
Again!

andy said...

Yes like He Man

redsock said...

now don't go getting jinxed.

Patrick said...

BWAHAHAHAHAH. Wakefield insults your indifference.

redsock said...

have a seat DUMBO

L-girl said...

I don't attack. I disagree.

Of course they can't keep playing the way they are - no team can. But I think it's pretty obvious they're a good team. It's July, for chrissakes.

They won't implode, but they'll slow down a bit.

redsock said...

they have taken all 12 pitches so far

redsock said...

everyone and his mother said the rays could be quite good if they just got some pitching.

they got some pitching.

they are good.

they will finish 2nd in the east.

nick said...

for a second I wanted the rays to trounce the MFY....but is that worth no advancement. urg.

redsock said...

and longoria is gonna kick our asses for years to come ...

redsock said...

MFY offer at 2 of 18 pitches that inning.

redsock said...

PC

JtC: 16-12-11 14-36 - 89
Tim: 13-15-12 6-18 - 64

Patrick said...

Pedroia will own Kazmir for years to come!!

nick said...

miraculously the ads are surprisingly quiet. wonderful.

I am chafing at the announcing on this game. I know I've heard 'em before, but for some reason it's more painful today. Of course Joba's pitches are strikes...whoah can you believe that Wakefield threw a strike? ug.

redsock said...

TB is a great story, to be honest. I just wish they were not in the East doing it in front of us.

And I wish Porgie was not senile so he could be down in Tampa hearing about the mighty Rays every day.

SoSock said...

Morgan making excuses for Jeter now.
Bleh

redsock said...

Morgan doing his job, in other words.

That and being incoherent.

redsock said...

oh boy - it's cunt time!

Sarah Gates said...

There's really something about the Hutt's face that bothers me. He's like the anti-Papelbot.

Patrick said...

So weird that Joba threw that pitch. I really wasn't expecting that.

Grow up Chamberlain.

L-girl said...

I think it's bizarre the way people won't acknowledge that the Rays are a really good team!

OK, I'm leaving soon. Score predictions for when I get home?

L-girl said...

oh boy - it's cunt time!

I just had to highlight that.

redsock said...

in those clips from last year, jtc is walking off the field like he's got a telephone pole stuck up his ass.

andy said...

Joba's losin control and I think I like it

nick said...

I'm sticking w/ 5-1.

redsock said...

that was a pretty dp, i must say.

we still rule 3-1

L-girl said...

5-1

Anyone else? It will be around 10:30.

Sarah Gates said...

5-2

L-girl said...

Joba's losin control and I think I like it

:>)

Patrick said...

5-3, us.

L-girl said...

I'll go with 6-2.

See you later!

redsock said...

16-6, us.

it could happen

andy said...

I wish Youk had slid Cobb style into JtC. I hope they fight soon.

redsock said...

sit down dumbo jr.!

Patrick said...

Oh boy, I want the benches to clear this game. Next inning.

andy said...

I also hope that youk goes in Cobb style to second as Lugo is playing the base for some reason.


oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

andy said...

I got all energized. I almost broke my glass top table.

redsock said...

a joba-inspired brawl seems inevitable at some point (soon), doesn't it?

andy said...

Yes Joe the strike zone is not in yankees mode tonight. sorry, you fuck.

redsock said...

fake anger from girardi -- nice try, toolbox

andy said...

Why does it seem that anytime the yankees get mad it seems a bit caused by their need to be favored.

redsock said...

CIDP pls

SoSock said...

Man, did you see the damn veins bulging on Joe's neck?

andy said...

That's out in kick ball

andy said...

I will sleep with wake after this game if he performs.

andy said...

Oh dear. As soon as I say that he screws up. I Hate Jeter. I hate how he bats.

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