July 8, 2008

G93: Red Sox 6, Twins 5

Twins   - 000 300 110 - 5 11  0
Red Sox - 100 000 14x - 6 11 1
Another eighth-inning comeback!

Trailing 5-2, Ellsbury began the inning with an opposite field double off Reyes, a fly ball that landed close to the line and hopped into the corner. Guerrier came in to pitch and allowed a single to Pedroia (his 2nd hit, 16-game streak), a flair into shallow right field. Down by three, Lyndon wisely was held at third. Drew (who doubled home the team's first run back in the opening frame) grounded out to second, scoring Ellsbury and moving Pedroia to second.

Manny then whacked Guerrier's first pitch over the Wall and into the Monster Seats for a game-tying home run. 5-5! Lowell struck out on three pitches, but Youkilis cranked a double to left-center that Gomez dove for but could not snare. (Yook also singled in the fifth and tripled and scored in the seventh.) Yook took third on a wild pitch and scored the go-ahead run on Moss's single up the middle.

In the ninth, Punto doubled to lead off and was bunted to third, but Papelbon struck out pinch-hitter Kubel and got Casilla to ground to second.

The Yankees blanked the Rays 5-0 in the Bronx, so we are now 3 GB and the MFY are 7.5 GB.

***

Nick Blackburn (3.78, 104 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.21, 133 ERA+)

Varitek gets the night off.

Since May 17:
Varitek .174/.267/.280
Cash .114/.188/.227
Sigh.

Also: Rays at Yankees (Kazmir/Pettitte), 7 PM

369 comments:

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ish said...

I love my Volvo. Says Jacoby.

nixon33 said...

Shut them down ahhhdsmer!

ish said...

Actually, he says he loooooves his Volvo.

L-girl said...

That's one of the ways native peoples killed caribou, when they were swimming to different ground.

L-girl said...

ish and jacoby with the 201

ish said...

Heh, caribou. I spent the last week in the city of Caribou, which is not an area known for having caribou. More moose. I can't believe I didn't see one moose the whole week, though.

I saw moose tracks...

Patrick said...

If they are real, a good reason for their undiscovered nature is the fact that people think you are full of shit if you said you saw one.

ish said...

And that's also a prime place to have a Big Foot if there ever is one. Aroostook County, Maine.

L-girl said...

Animals that leave no other evidence - no droppings, no tracks, no dens, no fur, no skeletons. Just people's "sightings".

Patrick said...

Ish with the seemingly innocent 201 comment.

ish said...

.If they are real, a good reason for their undiscovered nature is the fact that people think you are full of shit if you said you saw one.

Well, let's analyze it: There are a lot of roads here. These are big creatures. I can't believe they would stay in one place forever. They'd need to hunt for food, etc., and they'd have to cross roads. And people drive on roads. For all the years they could have existed, there not being more than five or so sightings? Hard to believe.

L-girl said...

If they are real, a good reason for their undiscovered nature is the fact that people think you are full of shit if you said you saw one.

That's all the more reason for biologists and others to search for them.

There are people looking all over the world for birds, insects, fish, fossils. But there's an "ape creature" in North America that no one has discovered?

CRAP another run scores

Patrick said...

There supposedly have been a lot of tracks found, if you look for the articles...

But I digress.

redsock said...

Animals that leave no other evidence - no droppings, no tracks, no dens, no fur, no skeletons.

They are very tidy.

You should like that.

ish said...

If I were big foot, I'd make shoes that create tracks that look like bears or moose.

L-girl said...

Eyewitness accounts are not considered evidence of anything unless corroborated by other physical evidence.

If I say I saw a car crash, there has to be some mangled cars.

If someone says they saw an animal, there has to be some evidence of this animal. Or else it's just a story.

ish said...

How many bigfoots would there be. Or is it bigfeet?

phil said...

It could happen. It took me years to discover that someone sells peanut butter mixed with cocoa butter.

L-girl said...

But I digress

Actually you were right on topic.

No serious researcher has ever confirmed those "footprints". Remember crop circles? Imagine how easy footprints are to make.

ish said...

Meh. Three runs in two innings to get.

nixon33 said...

maybe we should get bigfoot in our bullpen, im willing to try anything at this point.

L-girl said...

A tidy Bigfoot! I bet he always takes his big shoes off before walking in his big house.

ish said...

maybe we should get bigfoot in our bullpen, im willing to try anything at this point.

I'd like him at home plate right about now.

phil said...

Our bullpen's ok at the moment. It's the run production we're lacking.

nixon33 said...

"now batting, the yeti"

ish said...

A tidy Bigfoot! I bet he always takes his big shoes off before walking in his big house.

They don't attract dirt.

ish said...

Maybe they spray their feet with Pam every morning.

L-girl said...

Patrick, you would have loved growing up in the 70s. There were tons of stuff like this - the Bermuda Triangle, Chariots of the Gods (space peope created the ancient wonders of the world), tons of UFO sightings.

ish said...

I'd love to visit bigfoot's home. Immaculate.

ish said...

Jacoby starts the comeback!

L-girl said...

Rally time!!!!

L-girl said...

Sprayed with Pam! Ha ha, very good.

ish said...

Actually, Big Foot could be a very good hit man. Untracebale.

Patrick said...

Yeah, I know all about that stuff. I met all those crazies going to old communes.

But it's not like I'm just into the theory. My friends said they were chased by giant apes. I'm inclined to believe they weren't THAT intoxicated.

ish said...

My friends said they were chased by giant apes. I'm inclined to believe they weren't THAT intoxicated.

I hear oxycontin can do that to people. Flashy lights, as well.

L-girl said...

Ish, you're on a roll!

Your friends were undoubtedly chased by something. But the chances that it was an undiscovered species of large mammal are... unlikely.

ish said...

Just make sure Big Foot isn't an undercover cop. I'll bet he even does background checks on all of his clients.

redsock said...

When I walk around my neighborhood at night, the next day I hear the neighbors talking about a mysterious creature they refer to as Bigpenis.

phil said...

So what's the bad resister news? news.google.com doesn't have anything since that court reversed the board's denial a few days ago.

ish said...

.When I walk around my neighborhood at night, the next day I hear the neighbors talking about a mysterious creature they refer to as Bigpenis.

Even when it's cold out?

nixon33 said...

bad read by 'oby?

phil said...

Hey look, a couple baserunners.

nixon33 said...

OK LETS GO MOTHERFUCKERS!

L-girl said...

A lot of people don't realize how much researchers would love to find evidence of any of this stuff - but it's just not there.

People used to ask Carl Sagan about alien abductions. He'd say it was his greatest wish in the world to know there were intelligent creatures from another solar system visiting Earth. But he had seen no evidence of it. If anyone had any evidence, they should bring it to him. But there was none.

ish said...

Tying run at the plate. Come on, fire!

nixon33 said...

and by the way, our bullpen is a munch bigger concern to me than our offense. we score runs just fine.

ish said...

I wonder how the alien currency compares to the US dollar.

L-girl said...

Phil, always check wmtc - that's where the scoops are.

We got another deportation order. That's two now.

redsock said...

lbj/hale wisely playing it safe.

L-girl said...

When I walk around my neighborhood at night, the next day I hear the neighbors talking about a mysterious creature they refer to as Bigpenis.

[huge eyerolling]

nixon33 said...

MANNY!

ish said...

That could've been a DP. Run scores, FY to second... Manny is the tying run.

BE MANNY!

L-girl said...

OK, one run and only one out. Rally still alive.

L-girl said...

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MANNY!!!!!!!

ish said...

HE IS MANNY!!!!!!!!

BACK BIG!

nixon33 said...

YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

The Twins anncrs could hardly be bothered to call it!

nixon33 said...

HUGE!!!!!!!!!

ish said...

I see Big Foot!

redsock said...

MUMMY!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!

We haven't seen anything like that in a LONG TIME!

phil said...

Does bigfoot have dreds?

redsock said...

Manny with the rally killer.

Zenslinger said...

And first pitch, no less!

ish said...

Does bigfoot have dreds?

Of course he does. It's the only way to keep his hair from shedding all over the place.

nixon33 said...

the kind of day im having, i needed that!

ish said...

Grass > Gomez

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOOK

He only needs the homer for the yookcycle!

nixon33 said...

come on moss, show em why yr up here.

ish said...

4-0 Yankees in the 8th

ish said...

Mauerballa!!!

Patrick said...

Wow, it's good to be back at Fenway!!!

phil said...

Manny didn't kill Youk's rally.

redsock said...

MAUERBALLA

nixon33 said...

YEAH!!!!!

L-girl said...

moss > twins!

phil said...

Fucking moss.

L-girl said...

feels like a friggin long time since we've had a comeback. not sure if it's true but it feels that way!

ish said...

Yes Sir!

redsock said...

Hey Bert, circle THAT!

phil said...

I'm assuming Gomez wouldn't have let Youk score if he'd still been on second.

ish said...

LMAO!!! Moss beats the pick-off!

L-girl said...

yeah, and tampa's losing too! we can pick up a whole game here.

nixon33 said...

WHAT AN INNING!

phil said...

Heh, first stolen base.

Zenslinger said...

The rookie comes through again! Yeah yeah yeah!

And then Mauer throws to the wrong base!

L-girl said...

twins anncrs blaming the crowd noise! they play in the METRODOME, you dolts!

L-girl said...

i wonder if jere is at the game tonight.

ish said...

Not only would we pick up a whole game, but the Yankees don't gain any ground either! That's why it's not bad at this point to root for the Yankees. Sort of. So confusing. But either way. Red Sox win, the Yankees can't gain ground. Win win WIN.

L-girl said...

yeah that was fun!!!

nixon33 said...

fucking a.
this is great.
bot time.

phil said...

It's certainly easier to be agnostic about who wins the FKR/MFY game if we manage to win this one.

redsock said...

WIN IT FOR ... Bigfoot!

L-girl said...

but it's not rooting FOR the yankees - it's rooting AGAINST tampa. the yankees are just a prop.

phil said...

I never realized Jere's surname was Smith. How anonymous.

L-girl said...

Bert Blyleven (sp?) makes Jerry Remy sound like Sir Laurence Olivier.

phil said...

You can't possibly be rooting for the MFYs, though. They're the MFYs.

Go Rays!

nixon33 said...

the yankees gain ground , one whole game on the first place team.

Patrick said...

Not that there's anything wrong with being in first, it's kind of more exciting chasing first than trying to defend it.

ish said...

Heh, one way or another, this can be a very, very good night.

L-girl said...

For a long time I didn't realize his real name was Jere. I thought that was a blog name.

ish said...

Unlike some of you, I think the Rays are here to stay this year. They're not going to come back to earth so much as people think. Doesn't mean the Sox won't catch them. I think you have to worry about Tampa much more than you have to worry about New York.

L-girl said...

There's nothing more exciting than being in first place, IMO.

phil said...

I still think Allan should take your surname and be Allan Girl.

ish said...

For a long time I didn't realize his real name was Jere. I thought that was a blog name.

Pssst. My real name's not Ish. Heh.

But yeah, me neither, until I saw his book online.

L-girl said...

Ish, I'm with you there, I have been saying it all along, too.

Of course they won't play at .800 - it's not possible. But they are not going to fall apart. I think that's just wishful thinking.

ish said...

would that make L L-Sock?

Patrick said...

M. Cabreras have 3 HRs tonight.

L-girl said...

Occasionally someone calls me L-Sock.

I found it was Jere's real name a while back. We were emailing and I was like, should I keep calling you "Jere"? He was like, uh, what else would you call me, that's my name.

ish said...

5-0 Yankees in the 9th.

redsock said...

ish, i totally agree about the rays.

L-girl said...

L-Sock sounds like some pseudo Spanish. El Socko.

ish said...

C.C. Sabathia has gotten into a bases loaded jam in the sixth, but so far he's thrown 5 innings, 1 run (0 earned) 5 hits, 4 BB, 4 K

phil said...

Fucking Punto.

nixon33 said...

i think we can catch the rays, as previously stated.

ish said...

L-Sock sounds like some pseudo Spanish. El Socko.

LMAO. El Socko.

nixon33 said...

what an at bat.
asshole.

L-girl said...

We like having our own last names. Even our dogs have their own last names!

Tala Bobala & Cody Brown

ish said...

Is Coco hurt? Or was he just dancing?

L-girl said...

You have to hear these Twins anncrs acting like Punto just hit a grand slam.

SoSock said...

OK, all this name talk is fine but what the hell is going on in the game. Am I goonna have to pull up GDGD or something?
And, uh, that's not my real name

nixon33 said...

i thought he was injured too the way ha was jumping up and down.
whats up with paps lately?

phil said...

Well, he did waste 12 pitches and hit a double. I'd be excited if I were rooting for him.

L-girl said...

I thought Ococ was just pissed off. I hope not hurt!

ish said...

I always thought it was interesting, the decision on whether to share last names. I guess make sense if you're starting a family.

L-girl said...

Phil, I know, they are just really over the top.

ish said...

Bot is making a big production out of things. 10+ pitch AB to Punto, the sac bunt, and not he's not putting away Kubel real quickly. Full count.

L-girl said...

sharing last names only makes sense to me if both partners hyphenate. we know couples who have done that.

Patrick said...

SUSPENSE!!!!!

ish said...

Little fist pump from Tek.

L-girl said...

YEAH! Big K.

nixon33 said...

nice.

SoSock said...

I don't like that little red square I see on 3rd base on the RS.com site.
But I like the fact that the batter just changed and the square did not move!

Patrick said...

O BOY O BOY O BOY O BOY.

phil said...

Hyphenation is ugly. Just keep your own name and let your kids (if any) pick theirs when they want to.

ish said...

I don't like that little red square I see on 3rd base on the RS.com site.
But I like the fact that the batter just changed and the square did not move!


Bot is trying to blank the page.

And there it is!

ish said...

Red Sox Win! Tampa loses!

Patrick said...

BWAHAHAH!!!!!

3GB!

L-girl said...

YEAH!!!

DIRTY COMEBACK WATER

ish said...

That makes the water DDDDDouble dirty!

phil said...

Water.

SoSock said...

Whew!
Thanks Ish, I needed that.
It'll be MINUTES before the Sox site catches up.

Zenslinger said...

Well fucking done!

And not too relaxing, either.

L-girl said...

hyphenation is better than one person losing her identity. but i agree, better that everyone can just be themselves.

i'm sure some married lurker is all offended by now.

L-girl said...

exciting win

nixon33 said...

fuck yeah!

L-girl said...

If anyone is in the mood for a little activism tomorrow, there will be vigils at Canadian consulates in 13 US cities. Including some you folks live in.

I'm just sayin'.

See couragetoresist.org for details.

nick said...

blogger ate my last comment.

I had to run out to the store before 10pm. Getting back in the car, I turn on the radio and beneath giant static bursts I hear moss with the go ahead. got home to see the last 2 outs.

Sasquatch would be proud! does he get nesn?

ish said...

i'm sure some married lurker is all offended by now.

They can certainly say something about it.

I don't know if I'd want to hyphenate my name or if I'd want my partner to hyphenate hers. But does it matter? It really shouldn't. I'm just so used to people around me sharing a last name.

phil said...

I hate my partner's last name, who in turn hates mine. We're even.

ish said...

Sasquatch would be proud! does he get nesn?

He would if he lives where Patrick thinks he does. And if he has cable. But he's Sasquash. He sprays his feet with Pam every morning, keeps his den immaculate - he should have NESN. He was probably so pissed off when Martha Stewart went to jail that he ate a postal worker. 45 points on the Weight Watchers for Sasquashes.

L-girl said...

They can certainly say something about it.

Good point.

I think I have to miss tomorrow's game. Booooo. I just started a big writing/editing project and I need to get to work. I love day games, hate to miss one.

To be responsible or not...??

nick said...

beautiful, ish. you're on a roll!

SoSock said...

To be responsible or not...??
Tough call.
I should be billing out last week's work right now.
At least the game ended early enough I can get a little done before I sack out.
I know people who have gone the hyphenation route. Whatever works for the individuals, I say. It is a lot easier with one name when kids get in the picture, and I wonder - If you hyphenate your kids' names, what happens when they marry? And if they choose one or the other, doesn't that become a lightning rod for antagonism?
Not really taking a stand, just things I wonder about.

nick said...

I'm not married, but if I did I wouldn't take someone elses last name and I wouldn't want them to take mine. I would consider choosing a common surname that we would agree on --probably some word that had meaning to both of us. nick solidarity? ur, no.

my kid has my last name, which wasn't exactly my choice, but I'm ok with it. I was also interested in giving her a different surname.

Joe Grav said...

WOW!!!!!!!!

9casey said...

ish..my mother will be in Fort Fairfiled for her HS reunion in two weeks and staying with my aunt in Caribou.....somehow or another we are probabbly related, everyone up there is....

nick said...

I imagine it must've happened somewhere, but I want to know what happens when two people with hyphenated last names marry. do they get: name-name-name-name? Their kids.

Oh god. a commercial with vocoder. I love almost anything vocoder.

phil said...

So is this the new one-run-game-winning-Sox we've been hoping for?

phil said...

Not sure yesterday's game counted as a "comeback", though, since that implies the score wasn't previously tied (0-0).

SoSock said...

Nick - That's exactly what I was referring to in my post. I mean, preserving everyone's identity is cool, but somewhere along the way you're gonna end up with a lot of names, and how do you choose which one you stick with.
Of course, we could go to the old Native American way of doing it and just give every new person their own unique name. mmm....not a bad idea.

Jere said...

What an awesome ending. I got to see it at a restaurant after my softball game.

I'm at Fenway tomorrow afternoon in the Monster Seats (Standing room), but hopefully somebody gets too hot and runs for cover and I can get a seat at some point. I'll be trying to catch a homer. Look for the guy with glasses, sideburns, one of those chin-only goatees, and, uh, a blue Red Sox hat. With the 2 Sox on it. Celebrating an amazing catch of a HR ball. By Manny. To win the game.

L-girl said...

I imagine it must've happened somewhere, but I want to know what happens when two people with hyphenated last names marry. do they get: name-name-name-name? Their kids.

It happens all the time. People choose for themselves which names to keep and which to discard. They create their own last names. It's not a big deal.

Why does everyone in a family need the same last name?

* * * *

I know several same-sex female couples who have hyphenated their last names, but no same-sex male couples. In all the gay male couples I know, each partner retains his own name, including when they have kids.

I find that telling. Women are so conditioned to change their names, and men almost never do.

L-girl said...

If you hyphenate your kids' names, what happens when they marry? And if they choose one or the other, doesn't that become a lightning rod for antagonism?

????

In a word, no.

Seriously, you folks don't know anyone with hyphenated last names who had children, who then married people with hyphenated last names? I've known many, many such families. Maybe it's a cultural or geographical thing, but in NYC this is very common.

It's not a big deal at all.

Jere said...

A friend of mine just swore off her last name since she says her father's side never really cared about her. She legally changed her name to her mom's parents' last names, hyphenated. Pretty cool. I say people should just do whatever the hell they want.

Jere said...

I can't believe someone mentioned "having bigfoot in our bullpen" and nobody pointed out that we did: Bob "Big Foot" Stanley--in fact, probably the man I most associate with that bullpen. Maybe people just mainly think of him as Steamer.

tim said...

Sick comeback. had to follow it on GDGD during a class meeting, but it was amazing.

in other news - i just ordered myself a shiny new laptop so i will be gamethreading to the max later in the year!

i really don't have the cash to shell out for EI right now, nor the time to watch...too much school work to keep up with, but i may do it in august since i'm done school on the 12th. but yes, i hope to get back into the gamethreads - i miss em and all of yous guys. just too dang busy with the schoolwork :( - much more involved than i thought it would be back in april.

but heck yes! my first new computer in >5 years and i am stoked!

L-girl said...

I say people should just do whatever the hell they want.

Yes, they should!

But very often what people think they want is heavily influenced by tradition, stigma and the need to conform. A lot of times people say something is their choice, when it's not really a choice at all.

Amy said...

Sorry I missed the game thread last night, though I caught some of the game (last three innings). Lots of strange conversation here---about apes??

On the topic at the end, re kids with hyphenated names---my two daughters have hyphenated names (my last name and Harvey's last name). My older daughter dropped BOTH when she got married two years ago and took her husband's name. (Loud sigh.) She claimed that she would have hyphenated if she didn't already have a hyphenated name. Yeah, right.

She did once date a guy with a hyphenated name, and many people teased them about having a four part last name. That one didn't last, though not because of the name issue.

The younger daughter says she, too, is not likely to keep a hyphenated last name.

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