July 11, 2008

G95: Orioles 7, Red Sox 3

Orioles - 200 020 021 - 7  7  1
Red Sox - 020 100 000 - 3 8 1
After two were out in the bottom of the ninth, Boston loaded the bases, bringing the tying run to the plate, but Youkilis fanned.

Buchholz (5-5-4-5-6, 107) had a rough first (single, double, three walks) and a rough fifth (single, triple, two walks), but looked great in the middle. He struck out the side in the third, then fanned two of the three batters he faced in a perfect fourth.

Pedroia went 0-for-3 with two walks, ending a 17-game hitting streak. Ramirez and Moss both had two hits. Lugo had two RBI, the third time this season he has driven in more than one run in as game.

Tampa lost 5-0 -- New York lost 5-0.

***

Brian Burres (5.07, 83 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (5.53, 78 ERA+)

With the Red Sox only 1.5 GB, Buchholz returns to the Red Sox rotation.

Double H was put on the disabled list in mid-May with a torn fingernail on his right hand and while in AAA, he worked on altering his delivery. In nine starts (log), he posted a 2.47 ERA.

Also: Justin Masterson threw a perfect inning of relief for the PawSox on Thursday night against Norfolk, retiring the side in the sixth inning on 16 pitches (F7, 5-3, K).

AL East: Tampa is in Cleveland, while the Yankees (3rd, 6.5 GB) visit the Blue Jays. The Rays, Cubs, Angels and Red Sox all have a MLB-best 55 wins.

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nixon33 said...

lets go spiders and jays, beat the MFY and the FKR.

L-girl said...

1.5 baby! This is fun!!

9casey said...

Joba and Halladay...That shouldbe fun.....with the way the redsox have hadled the staff this year its like every starter besides wake has had like 2 or more starts off...with either minor injuries or made up ones. I am still not sure what happend to HH in the first place....They all should be well rested for the stretch run.....and Lester will get like 8-10 days off here with the break....

Jack Marshall said...

The match-ups tonight really favor the Red Sox, don't they? Halladay and Lee, with the O's in a funk. 50-50 chance that the Rays will be in free-fall to the break...speaking as a critic, of course.

nixon33 said...

From PAGE SIX:
YANKEE commentator Michael Kay alone on his day off, watching the Bronx Bombers at the bar at the new Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett while downing a few Michelob Ultra Lights and fiddling with his cellphone.

redsock said...

Leadoff hitter for Joe Girardi's Yankees tonight?

Brett Gardner.

The guy with the -7 OPS+!
Negative!
OBP: .194

He's had only 33 PA, but good lord.

LEADOFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...

(Even Jeff Bailey, who is 0-for-5, has a positive OPS+: 10. (He's walked 3 times.))

nixon33 said...

garder: Mr. 17 hopper to beat us

redsock said...

nevertheless

redsock said...

Sorta cool linescrore from last night:

Reds: 013 411 101 - 12 18 2
Cubs: 120 202 000 - 7 9 0

Reds 1st: 2-out walk
Reds 8th: down in order

redsock said...

Following up on nix's Kay note:

YANKEES radio announcer John Sterling is being called out for foul behavior in the stadium's press dining room. "Sterling has made a habit of walking over to the dessert table and dipping his finger into the ice cream barrel," one stadium worker told us, adding that the play-by-play vet has also used the same tablespoon to repeatedly take samples. During the Boston series, "He wandered over to the cake and pie section, broke off a piece of a cake slice, ate it and wiped his grimy hands on the linen tablecloth, leaving the remainder of the slice for someone else to eat - which indeed happened," our spy continued. A rep for WCBS Radio declined to comment, and a team spokesman said the Yankees "know nothing about it."

***

TIMMY: What are you doing?

GEORGE: What?

TIMMY: Did ... did you just double-dip that chip?

GEORGE: Excuse me?

TIMMY: You double-dipped the chip!

GEORGE: "Double-dipped"? What are you talking about?

TIMMY: You dipped the chip. You took a bite. [points at the dip] And you dipped again.

GEORGE: So...?

TIMMY: That's like putting your whole mouth right in the dip! From now on, when you take a chip -- just take one dip and end it!

GEORGE: Well, I'm sorry, Timmy ... but I don't dip that way. [takes a chip]

TIMMY: Oh, you don't, huh?

GEORGE: No. [dips the chip] You dip the way you want to dip ... [bites the chip] I'll dip the way I want to dip. [dips the chip again]

TIMMY: Gimme the chip! [Grabs George and the chip goes flying] Gimme the chip! [They struggle in front of the snack table]

***

That episode also includes:

KRAMER: Jerry, are you blind? He's a writer. He said his name was Sal Bass. Bass, Jerry! Instead of salmon, he went with bass! He just substituted one fish for another!

JERRY: Look, you idiot, first of all, it's Salman, not salmon!

KRAMER: Jerry, Jerry, you're missing the big picture!

and

"If that's Sidra, she's talkin' to Salman."

"If that's Rushdie, they're real.

"If they're real, that's Rushdie."

and

"Whoa, doctor!"

redsock said...

"You know that Jayne Mansfield had some big breasts."

redsock said...

"You think I'm going to spend my life with somebody because he can get me a deal on a box of nails?"

redsock said...

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Manny Ramirez, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Sean Casey, DH
Jason Varitek, C
Brandon Moss, RF
Julio Lugo, SS

Brian Roberts, 2B
Adam Jones, CF
Nick Markakis, RF
Aubrey Huff, DH
Melvin Mora, 3B
Kevin Millar, 1B
Luke Scott, LF
Ramon Hernandez, C
Brandon Fahey, SS

ish said...

Oi, that brings me back. That was the first time I heard about the concept of double dipping.

nixon33 said...

"isn't it true that you always wanted to be.... a BANKER?!"

ish said...

Oh gosh. Millar's been moved out of the cleanup spot!

nixon33 said...

yeah they were killing sterling on wfan. pretty gross.

Joe Grav said...

Good evening :D I have the night off, so it's Sox time

redsock said...

"isn't it true that you always wanted to be.... a BANKER?!"

"You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect."

redsock said...

Hold onto your cellphones and wallets. It's time to play ball!

redsock said...

NESN on mlbtv!

Joe Grav said...

let's go HH!

redsock said...

HH v Orioles: 12 IP, 1 H

!

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
"isn't it true that you always wanted to be.... a BANKER?!"

"You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect."


"who am i again?"
"i can't do it!"
"let me be the architect, i can do it jerry"
"and you wanna be my latex salesman."
(all from different episodes, but all equally as funny)

redsock said...

33rd double for Roberts. Wow, that's a lot.

Joe Grav said...

dammit

redsock said...

fricking birds.

Patrick said...

I hope Oriole dominance becomes a regular thing for HH

Patrick said...

I hope this is the beginning of a Rays bullpen BREAKDOWN.

redsock said...

HH with 2 straight walks. He's around the plate -- just far enough outside to not get the call -- and he's leaving pitches (the changeup, esp.) up.

Joe Grav said...

jesus christ.

redsock said...

Mora clocked that one -- but he foolishly runs on MBM!

Zenslinger said...

Period of adjustment, I guess. Terry said they weren't going to look at the outcome of his first couple of games, just at his arm slot and stuff.

Let's hope this is a bad first inning, not a harbinger of several bad outings.

Patrick said...

Julio with the flashy glove...

Joe Grav said...

!@#!@#

Patrick said...

Oh no. Trade him for Ponson. Bring back Masterson. Put Julio on the mound.

nixon33 said...

come on, throw strikes.

redsock said...

whoa - check out cabin's laces.

Joe Grav said...

well, i mean, it could have been a lot worse

redsock said...

alright, 2 runs ain't shit to this team. still steamrollin'.

(did tek go out to the mound at all that inning? i know farrell did ...)

SoSock said...

Peeee-eeewww.
7 batters in the 1st inning, not good!
3 walks and 2 hits - yech.
Let's hope he's just getting out those return jitters.

Zenslinger said...

Only two runs across for Buchholz = lucky.

Still no JD, either, eh.

SoSock said...

I for one could care less about 2 runs. We can score that without ever leaving the dugout (OK,maybe that's stretching it).
I'm not crazy about the fact that we gave up 2 in the 1st inning though. We can't do that many more times, unless of course we decide to go on another 23 hit onslaught.

redsock said...

don't clap for manny - you'll only encourage him!

Patrick said...

Manny's probably wishing we weren't behind so he didn't have to try.

redsock said...

NYY: 0
TOR: 0

TBR: 0
CLE: 1 (still batting)

L-girl said...

"You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect."

One of my fave Seinfeld lines evah.

I have to watch without threading for a while. See you soon.

don't clap for manny - you'll only encourage him!

Good thing you said that and not me!

L-girl said...

Manny's probably wishing we weren't behind so he didn't have to try.

LOL

redsock said...

Manny's probably wishing we weren't behind so he didn't have to try.

Trust me, Manny has no idea what the score is ...or who we are playing.

SoSock said...

Shabbat Shalom, ya'll
Off to service.
Make sure I come home to a W

Patrick said...

well... I guess this Buchholz guy is ok.

Patrick said...

"with a full length dive Pedroia came up just a little bit short."

Joe taking a small snipe at the vertically challenged.

redsock said...

If HH stopped throwing his fastball earlier this year and relied too heavily on his curve and change, should Varitek get some flak for that?

Isn't he calling the pitches? HH isn't overruling him, is he?

redsock said...

horizontally challenged?

Patrick said...

Perhaps he was calling for the pitches based on what he could get over?

Joe Grav said...

Short

redsock said...

could be. that certainly happens. but start after start?

Joe Grav said...

I thought it was outta here

Patrick said...

yowzer. Casey was due, eh?

redsock said...

Casey is the shit!

Joe Grav said...

Nope. Double.

redsock said...

what is it with these fucking fans and grabbing balls in play?

phil said...

Hard not to love Casey.

redsock said...

Mayor: .376

redsock said...

remy says fan who grabbed the ball ejected.

good.

Patrick said...

New SI just reached my mitts. Lots of female tennis player pictures (swoon).

Joe Grav said...

YES!

redsock said...

MOSS-DEF!!!

Joe Grav said...

come on Julio, please just make one out

redsock said...

4 game hit streak, remy?

even for lugo, that is silly.

shut up.

L-girl said...

Let's all write comments that are parodies of ourselves.

I would start, but I have to wait til LBJ comes up, because HE'S MY BOY and if you don't like it FUCK YOU, DON'T READ IT.

Joe Grav said...

Wow, a self-parody? Sounds fun .. give me a few minutes

Patrick said...

Is Bill Buckner the name of a Yeti?

Joe Grav said...

Wow, did you hear about that really cool sporting occurrence unrelated to this game? super awesome. L-girl, you're halfway wrong!

L-girl said...

Joe, it's carried over from another thread. See the argument in the Mike Lowell Cell Phone Thief post. But this will not be an argument, it will be fun.

redsock said...

wow - shatner's got a great seat tonight ... wait, that the BAL manager.

Joe Grav said...

WHAT?!!!!!

redsock said...

OUT????????????

WTF???????????????????????

Joe Grav said...

Wow.

L-girl said...

Tied 2-2! But Lugo out?? NO WAY.

SAFE.

(I'm cracking up already.)

Patrick said...

ugly, but I like the run part.

Joe Grav said...

And the runner didn't even score. F!@#$!@#!

redsock said...

lugo on bag and ball is not even in the picture.

ump can't fuck one up worse than that

Joe Grav said...

Oh, okay, it did score.

REPLAY PLZ

Joe Grav said...

oh I know L. I already did a self-parody

L-girl said...

I heart LBJ.

Poor Lugo! He was robbed!!

L-girl said...

Joe, I know, I saw it. My computer is slow tonight.

The run did score.

Joe Grav said...

MFing ump

L-girl said...

Which you already knew.

redsock said...

remmber kids, the nyy fans are right, the sox get all the calls

redsock said...

Doug Eddings - Blind as a Fucking Bat

redsock said...

TOR 0, NYY 0 (bot 3)
CLE 1, TB 0 (bot 3)

L-girl said...

remmber kids, the nyy fans are right, the sox get all the calls

Self-parody, not announcer parody.

Joe Grav said...

Yay Cleveland

Patrick said...

remmber kids, the nyy fans are right, the sox get all the calls

It's amazing that true considering RSN is a LIE!

Grant Salzano said...

That call was so BAD that I was compelled to come on here and bitch about it...

Patrick said...

You're bitching is welcome here, Grant, as long as it's not bitching about Manny (or LBJ).

Joe Grav said...

HH says SIT

L-girl said...

Oh Grant is here, let's have a long, off-topic argument and all pretend to hate each other.

Joe Grav said...

Pretend? :D

Grant Salzano said...

I was already celebrating the base hit lol

L-girl said...

Patrick, you who calling a bitch?

phil said...

CLE 3 - FKR 0

Jays threatening with men on first and second and one out in the third.

L-girl said...

Uh, yeah, pretend. :)

Oo, "down by way of the K"! DRINK!

redsock said...

sweet curve

HHBHH!

Patrick said...

HH is pitching like an ace all of a sudden. This is unprecedented! Has this kid ever pitched this well ever before?

Patrick said...

Now now L, let's all be friends and admit that Yetis are among us.

Grant Salzano said...

This is the best blog ever :D

L-girl said...

Allan, you do one.

redsock said...

here is my parody of ish:


(ready?)





201.

Grant Salzano said...

Jays get another on, 2-0 over the MFY

Zenslinger said...

HH is pitching like an ace all of a sudden. This is unprecedented! Has this kid ever pitched this well ever before?

Hmmmm...let me try to think back...

L-girl said...

Grant has the right idea.

Patrick, who you calling yeti? :)

Zenslinger said...

2-0 Toronto!

phil said...

Jays 2 MFY 0.

Patrick said...

Did someone say Yeti? He's dreamy! <3

redsock said...

remy and don celebrating getting free shit.

L-girl said...

Look at Don & Jerry drooling over their swag. Jerry's favourite thing i the world: freebies. Of anything.

Grant Salzano said...

Spiders up 3-0 on the Rays btw

redsock said...

don: "we like gifts ... especially free ones"

...

can it be a gift if you pay for it???

L-girl said...

Allan, we're parodying ourselves. Scroll up.

Joe Grav said...

Wow, I just read the Lowell cellphone thread. Wow. LOL

redsock said...

i know, but i'm stumped. maybe jack is right?

L-girl said...

Remy said that. Don said some gifts come with strings attached, favours you have to do.

* * * *

Grant calls Cleveland "Spiders"! A true JOSer.

L-girl said...

Manny walks because he doesn't care enough to hit. Instead he clogs the basepaths.

Grant Salzano said...

:D

btw, what's the Lowell cell phone thread?

redsock said...

Grant calls Cleveland "Spiders"! A true JOSer.

Or an asskisser!

Joe Grav said...

redsock: PUNK ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excuse me, let me fix my pocket protector

Joe Grav said...

Or an asskisser!

The biggest asskisser you will ever meet

L-girl said...

Wow, I just read the Lowell cellphone thread. Wow. LOL

Jack and I go back a ways.

i know, but i'm stumped. maybe jack is right?

No, never! :)

Joe Grav said...

I refer to them as Club Deportivo de Cleveland

redsock said...

yep - manny just standing there, thinking he's got to renew his Juggs subscription! ... thank god burres was wild.

Joe Grav said...

I wonder what magazines Manny subscribes to.

Grant Salzano said...

While I am an asskisser of the highest degree... who's ass could I possibly be kissing by calling Cleveland the Spiders? lol

L-girl said...

Just hate on Clemens, love on Manny and Tizzle, throw a bunch of numbers around, and call someone a motherfucker.

Oh, and hate on Michael Kay and Joe Morgan.

redsock said...

I wonder what magazines Manny subscribes to.

"Highlights" -- he loves Goofus and Gallant.

Joe Grav said...

Speaking of self-parody, HEY, REMY IS ON TV!

Zenslinger said...

While I am an asskisser of the highest degree... who's ass could I possibly be kissing by calling Cleveland the Spiders? lol

The asses of the white liberal guilt machine that runs this and other hippie blogs!

Zenslinger said...

Yes, that was parody. Of...someone.

L-girl said...

I knew we could all parody each other, but that might lead to hurt feelings - and paranoia. So I thought it would be more fun for everyone to do themselves.

Patrick said...

Too bad Manny isn't more like gold glover Julio. That guy is a model teammate.

L-girl said...

Yes, that was parody. Of...someone.

Of so many people.

Grant Salzano said...


The asses of the white liberal guilt machine that runs this and other hippie blogs!


I blame the democrats for everything. Including the war in Iraq.

Joe Grav said...

self-parody #2: Wow, look at me, I am scholarly and cool at the same time.

Zenslinger said...

Yes, that was parody. Of...someone.

Of so many people.


Yes, but no one in particular.

L-girl said...

I blame the democrats for everything. Including the war in Iraq.

Now your parodying me and Allan.

Joe Grav said...

LETS COME UP WITH SOME TOTALLY WEIRD NICKNAMES FOR BALLPLAYERS!

redsock said...

I blame the democrats for everything. Including the war in Iraq.

They deserve *at least* 50% of the blame.

...

(Is that a parody of me or not? You make the call!)

Patrick said...

Scholarly is mundane. Why don't you make a real difference and milk cows, like me?

L-girl said...

Joe ha ha, you are very good at this!

OK, here's my next one.

Everyone say whatever they want! Free speech for all! You said something I don't like and I will not stop talking about it until you go away!

Joe Grav said...

blah blah blah Canada blah blah blah

redsock said...

I'm pretty sure Clay's curveball is my new favorite pitch!

Patrick said...

Everyone say whatever they want! Free speech for all! You said something I don't like and I will not stop talking about it until you go away!

so....back to normal?

L-girl said...

Patrick is very good at this too.

At least, I hope that was a self-parody!

Zenslinger said...

To parody myself, I suppose I could talk about what happened in the Bar.

Yesterday as I went in to make sure the Yankees lost, a hopelessly destructive meth-head right out of jail barged in. The Bar Dog backed away and barked at him -- she is an excellent judge of character. Minutes later, he had to be taken outside, and all the tough-guy regulars were bristling for violence. Fortunately, the owner has sense and was able to defuse it. For a long time afterwards, people barely half the ex-con's size were discussing how they were going to thrash him. I got tired of this (and just plain tired) and left.

I would like to say that I'm parodying myself, but it's the damn truth -- how sad is that?

L-girl said...

Ha, Patrick and I said the same things about each other, more or less.

Joe Grav said...

How on earth have we made it this far through a JoS self parody post and not have one person say the name "Heidi" !?!?!

L-girl said...

What kind of pup is Bar Dog? Sounds like a smart one.

Zenslinger said...

Everyone say whatever they want! Free speech for all! You said something I don't like and I will not stop talking about it until you go away!

Heh heh, don't be too hard on yourself.

Zenslinger said...

HH @ 76 pitches. Hopefully he'll finish the fifth, then we'll see Aardsma I suppose.

redsock said...

Did you know there is a small part of New England that the NEW ENGLAND Sports Network does not broadcats to? Well, there is. And I lived there. So you remember that. Or wait 10 minutes until I tell you again!

Joe Grav said...

I will not stop talking about it until you go away!

and a decent amount of time afterward! :-p

L-girl said...

I can only parody other people re Heidi.

Speaking of which, too bad Andy is not here. We could all try to guess if his posts were real or parody.

Joe Grav said...


Speaking of which, too bad Andy is not here. We could all try to guess if his posts were real or parody.


I can't decide if that would be fun or horrifying.

L-girl said...

Jere, stop using Allan's account.

Zenslinger said...

I am off the thread for now.

L-girl said...

and a decent amount of time afterward! :-p

nothing exceeds like excess

Joe Grav said...

That's the only way Varitek is gonna get a hit.

L-girl said...

holy shit, tek got a hit!

redsock said...

i would totally let tek hold my hand after that hit.

Patrick said...

Amy: Tek is like an undercover super hero. It's like he came from another planet, planet Krypton, and is here to protect the Red Sox.

Joe Grav said...

oHhhhhhhhh Jeeeeez I thought he was definitely scoring on that

Grant Salzano said...

God Varitek is slow...

Lord Lynch said...

A Jolly Good Day To You All!

L-girl said...

blah blah blah Canada blah blah blah

blah blah blah some new england baseball team no one has ever heard of blah blah blah

Joe Grav said...

that works

Joe Grav said...


blah blah blah some new england baseball team no one has ever heard of blah blah blah


FUCK YEAH!

Patrick said...

Julio only gets RBIs on outs. He's a lost cause.

L-girl said...

A, good Andy there.

I thought someone was parodying Lord Lynch, but it's the real thing! Hi Lord.

Lord Lynch said...

That umpire's call at 1st base earlier reminds me that I need an eye test...

redsock said...

Lugo's 3rd game this season with more than 1 RBI!

3rd!!!

Joe Grav said...

I am extremely enthusiastic about many things in life! /selfparody

L-girl said...

LBJ is up and no one is ragging on me? I'm hurt.

Lord Lynch said...

Hello l et al... it has been a while.

Grant Salzano said...

C'mon J. Kobe. L. Spur E... Booo.

redsock said...

jacoby could rub me down with warm butter while clay tossed raisins at me to see if they would stick .....

Joe Grav said...

EEEK! that was a close pitch, but it was a decent call

Patrick said...

Andy: It's ok Jacoby. I'll wash you down at the hotel later.

Joe Grav said...

jacoby could rub me down with warm butter while clay tossed raisins at me to see if they would stick .....

....LMAO

Lord Lynch said...

I know who you are, Victor Martinez.... You sound like you are auditioning for a remake of the Munsters.

L-girl said...

We have moved off self-parody and are squarely in other-parody territory.

L-girl said...

HELL YEAH I FUCKING HATE THE YANKEES

was that a passable nix?

redsock said...

mfy with 1 hit thru 5 against halladay. 2-0 jays!

Patrick said...

-very obvious comment mostly reinforcing someone else's point-

Joe Grav said...

Woo Toronto!

L-girl said...

i dont no why everybody hates lugo so much..... he's only being himself.... everyone desvres a brake.....

Joe Grav said...

-very obvious comment mostly reinforcing someone else's point-

Fri Jul 11, 08:34:00 PM


Sounds like Grant to me

L-girl said...

-very obvious comment mostly reinforcing someone else's point-

That could be anybody!

Joe Grav said...

By the way, has anyone purchased my motherfucking 1918 book?

Patrick said...

it was supposed to be me, but that works too.

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