July 9, 2008

G94: Red Sox 18, Twins 5

Twins   - 300 002 000 -  5 14  1
Red Sox - 004 021 73x - 18 23 2
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2 GB!

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Livan Hernandez (5.18, 76 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.70, 116 ERA+)

Beckett has pitched at least six innings in all but two of his 16 starts this season. In his last seven starts (53 IP), he has a 2.72 ERA; in his last four starts (28 IP), 2.12.

More day baseball: Rays/Yankees, 1 PM

167 comments:

redsock said...

Span, CF
Casilla, 2B
Mauer, C
Morneau, DH
Kubel, RF
Young, LF
Lamb, 1B
Punto, SS
Buscher, 3B

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

ish said...

Gotta love that mid-week day baseball.

redsock said...

beckett gets ahead of span 0-2, then gets squeezed and span walks.

ish said...

wednesday = church lady (aka dale arnold) day.

redsock said...

hey twins, keep trying to run. we like the outs.

ish said...

These Twins have been hailed as fundamentally sound with strong attention to detail. I haven't seen that too much this series.

ish said...

I don't understand Beckett today. He goes to 0-2 counts then throws around the plate, like he wants them to chase three straight pitches, when he has the stuff to get in there and put them away in less pitches.

redsock said...

looks like i'll be employing the mute when nesn talks to various military people. i wonder how many of the troops at the game today will soon be dead or maimed or otherwise scarred for life.

redsock said...

I don't understand Beckett today. He goes to 0-2 counts then throws around the plate, like he wants them to chase three straight pitches, when he has the stuff to get in there and put them away in less pitches.

Why do you doubt the mighty Varitek?

ish said...

I saw the seats for soldiers day and thought of you and L. Had a little chuckle to myself.

Seems like Beckett is having trouble with his control. Just a little off, but a little can be a lot in this game.

redsock said...

i'll try to keep it to a minimum!

redsock said...

fuckin canadian.

ish said...

Was that thunder? No, that was just the sound of a baseball getting a serious ass-kicking.

ish said...

Heh, no worries about keeping it to a minimum. How do you like the hats?

nixon33 said...

what the fuck?!

ish said...

STRIKEOUT!!!! YES!!!

ish said...

It almost seems like after this game you'll hear about a nagging injury Josh has and ends up on the DL.

But otherwise, he just can't keep the ball down.

redsock said...

34 pitches - jeez

ish said...

El Douqe's brother-from-another-mother... at least I'm assuming they have different mothers.

ish said...

Arnold randomly was talking about SID numbers. Apparently Pedroia's 5'9" which is an SID number. Livan is 245 pounds or so, which is an SID number.

Oh look! A baseball game!

nixon33 said...

any word on jd drew?

redsock said...

don said he left last night's game with back stiffness.

L-girl said...

Hi. I'm bummed to miss today's game. Part of the joys of my weekend schedule is getting to watch weekday day games, but this week I can't. Pfft.

L-girl said...

What's a SID number?

ish said...

.Part of the joys of my weekend schedule is getting to watch weekday day games, but this week I can't. Pfft.

Heh, well, the Red Sox won't pay for your vacation, no matter how nicely you ask them to. :P

ish said...

What's a SID number?

No idea. I feel like I should know.

ish said...

Jon Rish, who does score updates for the radio, said "Good news so far if you're a Yankees fan. They're up 1-0."

ish said...

Cardinal sin of baseball broadcasting: Two guys talking at once while a play is going on.

ish said...

Manny does not dive. But he can still catch the tough ones.

nixon33 said...

RAMIRWORTH!

redsock said...

MBM GG!

redsock said...

L is freaking out -- she got some great war resisters news, but can't share it quite yet!

nixon33 said...

you know timlin and the camo-crew is over the moon about the hats...

redsock said...

sure is nice to see how vets have to start their own organizations and have auctions and raise money for care for returning vets.

god forbid the pentagon spends some of the $12,000,000,000 it spends **every fucking week** in iraq supporting the troops.

nixon33 said...

FUCK.

redsock said...

shit, type a comment and miss tek's AB completely. i saw moss and thought they had changed the lineup order

ish said...

That damn camera. Too bad they couldn't keep it from bobbing around in the wind.

redsock said...

pitch count ......... rising ......

L-girl said...

What's a SID number?

No idea. I feel like I should know.


LOL

I AM HAPPY

More later! (For now, draw your own conclusions!)

nixon33 said...

hes got nothing today.

redsock said...

1 hour and only mid 3rd.

ish said...

Heh, Bruins GM in the NESN booth.

JCal76 said...

Yep, Livan and Sindey looking like a couple of aces. sonofabitch

nixon33 said...

LETS GET RUNS!

redsock said...

lugo ate his spinach.

redsock said...

sox "got something going" (tm)

nixon33 said...

come on laser show.

redsock said...

worst cliche: "strapped them on"

nixon33 said...

that was ball 3

redsock said...

a run would not displease me

nick said...

let allan be not displeased.

nixon33 said...

fuck.

ish said...

3 runs would be nice too.

redsock said...

is it mummy time?

ish said...

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE.

nixon33 said...

YEAH FUCK YOU LIVAN

nick said...

and thusly he was not.

ish said...

FOUR!

JCal76 said...

And he shall be levon
And he shall be a good manny

nixon33 said...

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

Jack Marshall said...

What a perfect back-up Casey is...

redsock said...

i like this inning.

redsock said...

3-0 to tek!!!

boof up

redsock said...

TB: 000 0
NY: 100 0

Amy said...

Just popping by to say hi. Too nice out to watch the game inside, but following along when I can. GO SOX!

redsock said...

Good trivia: Only player to score 4 runs in an All Star Game?

Jack Marshall said...

Meanwhile,up in the Bronx, Sidney Ponson is acting like Aaron Small, who lives in my nighmares. As long as today is his last effective outing, I'm Ok with it...beat the Rays, Sidney, you fat scumbag...

redsock said...

trivia answer could be a twin; killebrew?

ish said...

Beckett won't be in this game for too much longer. He'll be lucky to get through five.

redsock said...

Sidney Ponson is acting like Aaron Small

a rare sighting of "ponson" and "small" in the same sentence.

redsock said...

Beckett: 34-12-22 19 = 87

redsock said...

LUGO sparking the offense.

ish said...

Ted Williams, 1946.

ish said...

In 2003, the Red Sox had three players with double digit steals by the all-star break. Name those three.

redsock said...

damon, nomar, jackson?

redsock said...

maybe trot over jackson?

JCal76 said...

Pena Dong in NY 1-1
I'm confused who to root for in that series but a split and a win by us makes the most sense, yes?

redsock said...

FKR tie it up 1-1, top 6th

redsock said...

nah, if we can be 2 GB, i'm fine with ny being 6.5.

nixon33 said...

mummy, please.

ish said...

damon, nomar, jackson?

Yep.

nixon33 said...

JUST missed the yellow line.

ish said...

Jere's up that way.

nixon33 said...

on replay i am wring, wasnt even nnear the yellow line, BUT was near dong

redsock said...

fan did touch the ball. remy needs glasses.

redsock said...

mighty casey!!!!

redsock said...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF!!

redsock said...

livan came in with a .339 opp bat avg.
gives up 11 hits to 24 batters.


TEK MOG!!!1!!!!

nixon33 said...

TEK!!!!

redsock said...

2 more cold-blooded runs, pls

nixon33 said...

oh well. you knew lugo couldnt have 3 hits in one day.

redsock said...

that is stretching the bounds of possibility, i agree.

nixon33 said...

a fan touched that one, jerry.

redsock said...

anti-trupe on the camera there.

nixon33 said...

shit.

redsock said...

PEN JUST UP NOW -- AFTER 2 HITS???
WHY WAS THE PEN NOT UP TO START THE INNING?

fuck.

redsock said...

beckett out -- maybe they were up before. don implied they were not.

nixon33 said...

GOLD GLOVE!

redsock said...

MANNY -- gets the ball, spins and fires as cool as fuck ...

OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

6-5 game -- HUGE PLAY by Manny.

redsock said...

instead of 1/3 with 1 out
it's 1st with 2 outs!

lopez - boooooooooo!

redsock said...

instead of 1/3 with 1 out
it's 1st with 2 outs!

lopez - boooooooooo!

redsock said...

not sure if i wanna see any more of lopez

redsock said...

oh fuck

stop being fancy

nixon33 said...

GODDAMN IT! just get the fucking batter.

redsock said...

THANK YOU.

nixon33 said...

sigh.

nixon33 said...

welcome to boston, asshole.

nixon33 said...

hey we got a runner in from 3rd with less than two outs!

redsock said...

TB: 000 001 00
NY: 100 000 0

redsock said...

wow - i think i'd rather spend a 5-hour car ride alone with michael kay than watch that nesn comedy all-stars.

JCal76 said...

Extra's looking promising NY. Now all we need is a brawl, 2 rain delays, someone to jump onto the net behind homeplate and delay the game for 30 minutes and a fan with cat-like reflexes to run onto the field and avoid security for 11 minutes.

nixon33 said...

hansen time.

redsock said...

switched over to cbc for war resisters news -- see l's blog for news -- following on gdgd now.

Joe Grav said...

Uh oh.

nixon33 said...

just moss being kubel.

redsock said...

HANSEN - HEAD OUT OF ASS NOW!

redsock said...

MANNY!!! basket catch!

nixon33 said...

manny is crazy with that shit.

redsock said...

HANSEN = BALLS!

Joe Grav said...

huge

redsock said...

bot 9th at the toilet
1-1

nixon33 said...

finally get punto!

redsock said...

dumbo walks off howell.

nixon33 said...

yanks are going to win.

redsock said...

so are we.

mayor GR double. casey hitting over .370 now

Joe Grav said...

wow

redsock said...

sox always get the calls at home

:>)

nixon33 said...

nice hit tek, but it was kinda funny seeing him beg for it waving his hands, "NO CATCH!"

nixon33 said...

fucking yanks cant get the run in.

nixon33 said...

i cant believe its the 7th inning.

redsock said...

loaded for lyndon

redsock said...

that is the problem with the yanks.
they choke a lot.

redsock said...

4th hit for ellsworth!!!

redsock said...

fy with his 16 game hitting streak on the line

redsock said...

FUCK YEAGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

FY 17

redsock said...

3 run double!!!

11-5

redsock said...

YOOK off the wall also -- double.

bass = 2 pitches, 2 doubles

redsock said...

fy made it 12-5.
yook upps the score to 13-5.

fuck the twins.
circle that, bert!

redsock said...

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

nixon33 said...

talk about a crooked number.

redsock said...

god, do we suck

can't pitch
can't hit
can't field

we're doomed.

redsock said...

wow -- nice pick at 3B

casey: .374

Jack Marshall said...

Anyone have a theory why the team can't do this on the road? I mean, a line drive is a line drive. Makes no sense.

Take 8 of these runs and apply it to the stupid one-run road losses and you've got four more wins.

I know, I know....

nixon33 said...

yanks win.

ish said...

Yankees beat the Rays in 10... So, they're only 6.5 back of Tampa.

So, the Sox will be 2 GB.

Jack Marshall said...

Yankees just beat the Rays in the 10th...that's a 3 game pick-up in 3 days. Pretty good, given all th crap that went before...

JCal76 said...

7 runs scored to go up by 9 in the 7th and then Hansen walks the first batter. Not sure if it gets more frustrating than that, relatively speaking of course.

nixon33 said...

i dont know...i still dont like the yanks winning.

redsock said...

i think i'm going to have to pull the plug on the thread before the game is over.

laura has a war resisters meeting and she is dropping me off early for an overnight sleep study i am doing/having. plus the food we were going to grill was spoiled so we have to leave early and get something out.

nixon33 said...

no worries, have a good day/night.

redsock said...

not gone yet, though!

nixon33 said...

fucking cano dumped the gatorade jug on abreu after he hit the game winning double.....lets all calm down, oh team down 6.5

ish said...

klfhaerkljghgsdklhyasfdl.

Thank you Time Warner Cable for cutting into the Red Sox broadcast for the Emergency Alert System announcing thunderstorms 50 MILES AWAY FROM HERE that are NOT COMING THIS WAY. You're performing an important public service.

Pricks.

ish said...

I even missed the replay of that dong. Thanks to the radio or else I wouldn't have known it happened.

nixon33 said...

OUT OF HAND!

nixon33 said...

SAVE SOME FOR THE O'S!!!!!!!!!!

ish said...

That Sox Appeal commercial is hilarious. The addition of Don and Jerry into the commercial calling the date was fantastic.

ish said...

Timlin Proof!

phil said...

Hey, my work network decided to unblock blogger.com in the bottom of the ninth. Been watching this since the 3-0 start: what a journey.

ish said...

MUDDY water.

phil said...

Sweet.

Hopefully the FKRs forget how to win and the MFYs remember to lose, after today.

Pepe Lepew said...

I don't know why Gardenhire was going so monkeyshit. On the replays, it looked like the ball bounced at least a foot in front of the outfielder.

Jere said...

I was in the Monster Seats--but far from the controversial play. I sat in the very first seat in the front row, next to "Fisk Pole."

AND NOBODY CAME TO CLAIM THE SEAT. Got nine innings in the 140-dollar seat for my $30 standing room ticket. Too bad literally not one ball was hit down the left field line. Not even a long foul home run.

Jere said...

he went monkeyshit because they changed the call. it just happened to be the wrong call that changed to the right one--I could clearly see it wasn't a catch from 37 feet up. I don't know how the ump missed that one.

tim said...

MBM!

Awesome!