July 12, 2008

G96: Red Sox 12, Orioles 1

Orioles - 001 000 000 -  1  3  0
Red Sox - 207 100 02x - 12 15 0
Wakefield (7-2-1-1-6, 98) was stupendous yet again and a grand slam from the Sultan of Sweat (Kevin Youkilis) in the third put the game out of reach.

Tampa's 8-4 loss in Cleveland means the Red Sox are only .5 GB in the East.

Only four Baltimore batters reached base: Kevin Millar's two-out single in the second, Ramon Hernandez's solo home run to begin the third, Adam Jones's two-out walk in the third, and Nick Markakis's double in the ninth. At one point, Red Sox pitchers retired 18 Orioles in a row.

Liz had nothing. After retiring the first two batters in the first, J.D. Drew and Manny Ramirez hit home runs on consecutive pitches. With one out in the third, Dustin Pedroia singled, Drew walked, Manny was HBP, Mike Lowell walked to force in a run, Yook went deep for a four-spot, Sean Casey walked, Lance Cormier relieved Liz, Jed Lowrie flew out to right, Kevin Cash singled, Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Pedroia doubled in two runs. 9-1.

Yook finished the night with six RBI. Drew reached base four times, and he and Manny both scored three times.

***

Radhames Liz (5.94, 71 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (3.75, 115 ERA+)

Liz has pitched against the Red Sox only once, a start on August 31, 2007 (3-4-2-3-3, 72). No Boston batter has faced Liz more than twice.

Here is how the current Orioles have done against Wakefield. Cabin likes him (26 PA, .458/.500/.958).

Also: Yankees/Blue Jays at 1 PM and Rays/Spiders at 7 PM

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redsock said...

Busy at Skydome:

NYY: 14
TOR: 4

nixon33 said...

jesse litsch, go back to being a bat boy, you motherfucker.

redsock said...

NYY: 143
TOR: 40

NY: Only 3 of the 8 runs earned.

nixon33 said...

yeah,m fucking scutero booted a jeter double play play, lead to RUNS.

redsock said...

MFY get (at least) one run in the 4th.

Could they be the first team in AL history to score in all 9 innings?

Other than that question, let the 3rd- and 5th-place teams sort their shit out. Whatever.

redsock said...

Only 3 MFY have RBI:
CI, Slappy and Gardner each have 3.

nixon33 said...

if you thought the yankees sucked, we give you the toronto blue jays!

ish said...

14-4 now? Jeez. That was quick. Must have happened from the time when I got out of the car here to when I got to the computer. It WAS 9-4.

ish said...

That Gardner kid again.

ish said...


Could they be the first team in AL history to score in all 9 innings?


Nope.

ish said...

Pssst. I'm stupid. Looking at the first comment

Busy at Skydome:

NYY: 14
TOR: 4


I thought you meant 14-4. lmao.

ish said...

Rich Harden's Cubs debut: 5.1, 5, 0, 3, 10, 96-66

ish said...

Pedro will be pitching on FOX at 3:55... I hope they'll show that game here instead of ARI/PHI

redsock said...

I thought you meant 14-4. lmao.

I was thinking someone might see it that way.

However, the score in the 3rd comment is not 143-40!

tim said...

Hello from my new computer. Hopefully will get to thread tonight!

nixon33 said...

DOUG EDDINGS?

redsock said...

Heh. Here it is with some commentary. He looks a bit like an extra in some Monty Python "funny walks" skit.

Eddings was the dushbag involved in the 2005 ALCS incident with A.J. Pierzynski and Josh Paul.

redsock said...

BEST ON-BASE PERCENTAGE FROM AN AMERICAN LEAGUE SHORTSTOP

Julio Lugo: .355

We're gonna miss him!

redsock said...

OnFire expected back tonight.

...

Get it? "Back"! See, Drew was out because of stiffness in his back (as in part of his body) and then I used the exact same work to mean he was returning ..... Oh, so clever!

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
BEST ON-BASE PERCENTAGE FROM AN AMERICAN LEAGUE SHORTSTOP

Julio Lugo: .355

We're gonna miss him!


wow! AL shortstops must be terrible this year!

ish said...

Heh. Audio problems at Shea for FOX. They've got the AM radio quality going and the picture is about a full second after the sound.

That's about par for the course for FOX.

redsock said...

wow! AL shortstops must be terrible this year!

Yeah, it could be that -- or maybe it's because Lugo is THE MAN!

ish said...

Yay! I get the Mets game.

redsock said...

Someone came to my blog today by clicking through this webpage. Look closely!

ish said...

Posednik led off against Pedro... CFC. Fastball, fastball, curve.

nixon33 said...

hahaha

ish said...

Fruitbat!?

ish said...

That's awesome.

9casey said...

Did they call up Lowrie?

redsock said...

Looking at the history, Captain Intangibles added the link on April 17. The sentence had been added two days earlier!

redsock said...

No word yet.

MLB sez: Wake "has not allowed more than three earned runs in any start since May 23 at Oakland".

redsock said...

We have no dogwalker today, so I have to leave work, drive home, take care of the furry beasts and come back. I'm leaving at 4:15 or so. L should be able to mod a bit, I think.

L-girl said...

*crickets*

Not much to mod!

Rhadames Liz = girls team

me = self-parody??

ish said...

I'm watching the Rox/Mets game.

ish said...

So, L... How are you? Haha. No, you're right. Chatter is down. But it'll be back up later.

ish said...

Bobby Murcer died today.

L-girl said...

I'm sorry to hear that. He couldn't have been very old. He was often very (intentionally) funny in the broadcast booth.

I'll check out the obit.

Not threading yet, just modding for now.

L-girl said...

Wow, only 62. Very young.

MLB obit here. There will surely be more interesting obits tomorrow.

phil said...

Has anyone done an epidemiological study of how long baseball players live compared to other athletes and the general population?

ish said...

Globe:

"Lugo tonight and Alex Cora will play shortstop for tomorrow's 1:35 game against Baltimore.

Lugo is on the 15-day DL after injuring his left quadriceps. He had an MRI today and said the doctor told him it was torn; the team said it was a "severe strain." He is expected to be out 4-to-6 weeks and was in the team clubhouse with a large brace on his left leg.

When asked if it was as bad as it looked, Lugo said 'Oh, it's bad.' Lugo is supposed to meet with his doctor soon so look for an update on the blog about that."

ish said...

So, Drew is in. Lowrie is in. Coco is out with sore forearms.

redsock said...

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

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

redsock said...

From SoSH Thread:

"Ortiz tentatively back in Boston on the 25th." (no link)

When we host the Chokers.

nixon33 said...

bobby murcer, dead at 62.
poor guy.

redsock said...

Final
NYY: 143 100 000 - 9 11 2
TOR: 400 000 000 - 4 7 2


Giants come back late, but Cubs win in 11:

SF: 000 000 025 00 - 7 13 0
CC: 012 400 000 01 - 8 14 1

9casey said...

Lugo being out has to have Theo spinning his wheels......I assume we could get Guzman cheap ....but I wonder if Michale Young could become available?

I can't see them having Cora and Lowrie sharing the duties for the next month or two.

redsock said...

Yeah, Lowrie should have a full-time job. Keep sittin', Einstein.

redsock said...

Lugo out 4-6 weeks. Time for Jed to make hay.

Cora is 11-for-27 with a .407/.429/.630 line against Sunday pitcher Cabrera.

Amy said...

Oooh, Lowrie in tonight.

And, to parody myself and to also be myself---off to dinner with Harv and Maddy, back to see the second half.

L-girl said...

Has anyone done an epidemiological study of how long baseball players live compared to other athletes and the general population?

Is this Phil or Phil-parody? And will you please provide a link?

redsock said...

Parody comments are so yesterday!

L-girl said...

This is the last complete game I'm going to listen to or watch for more than a week! And I'm not happy about it.

nixon33 said...

l-girl said...
This is the last complete game I'm going to listen to or watch for more than a week! And I'm not happy about it.


are you going somewhere?

redsock said...

Yay - NESN on mlbtv again

L-girl said...

are you going somewhere?

Nothing that fun.

Tomorrow I have (incredibly boring) training at work from 1-4.

Then the break.

Then they're on the west coast, which means I'm lucky if I can stay up til the 3rd inning.

Pfft. I'm annoyed about training tomw.

nixon33 said...

that sucks, sorry l-girl.

redsock said...

after training tomorrow, watch the archived game!

L-girl said...

thanks. clearly my employer should have consulted the sox schedule before putting me in training.

L-girl said...

after training tomorrow, watch the archived game!

i can't watch at work, i can only listen.

redsock said...

Will Blind Lemon Eddings be giving us some borderline calls tonight behind the dish?

nixon33 said...

ONE-TWO-THREE

L-girl said...

a mel OTT inning

redsock said...

listen to the archived game!

redsock said...

pretend the game starts at 6.

9casey said...

Are the archived games commercial free?

L-girl said...

i didn't know there were archived audio games! i feel much better now.

thanks :)

L-girl said...

Are the archived games commercial free?

please please please please please

redsock said...

Liz's last start:

3.2 IP
103 PIT

!

L-girl said...

3.2 IP
103 PIT


ouch!

redsock said...

... and so the Sox have swung at 8 of his first 10 pitches.

?

L-girl said...

ON FIRE!!!

redsock said...

ON FUCKING FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

he cannot be stopped.

phil said...

Drew!

L-girl said...

welcome back, mr on fire!

nixon33 said...

DREWS BACK< AND THEN ITS BACK TO BACK!

redsock said...

BEING!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

MANNY DONG!!!!!!!

hot back to back dong action

phil said...

Manny!

L-girl said...

Keep it up, Liz, we're loving it!

L-girl said...

Were those b2b pitches too?

redsock said...

back to back ... rally killers!

redsock said...

yep, 1st pitch for mummy

nixon33 said...

bad news bears out there!

L-girl said...

heh, love it. bad news birds.

redsock said...

FKR: 0
CLE:

phil said...

Radhammes is one of 11 children. At least his mom has 10 others she can still love.

nixon33 said...

phil said...
Radhammes is one of 11 children. At least his mom has 10 others she can still love.

ha!

L-girl said...

Eleven kids, damn. I hope they're all getting a piece of the pie.

L-girl said...

I guess Manny didn't catch that because he was thinking of breasts?

redsock said...

yes, but it was chicken breasts. he's hungry.

phil said...

The pie probably goes a little further back home in DR. Wikipedia says his fingers reach past his knees if he's standing with his arms at his sides.

Cabinmirror's still killing Wake.

redsock said...

if liz doesn't start pitching better, there will be very little pie to be had.

L-girl said...

The pie probably goes a little further back home in DR.

Way further, yes.

Of course, it would have gone further if his parents had, say, 5 children instead of 11. But hey.

L-girl said...

chicken, pie...

i have to get some food.

phil said...

Would the Padres ship us a PTBNL if we tell them Liz's middle name is Corey?

ish said...

HOME RUN MAYYYYYYORRRRRRRR

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

How the BUGGERNOZZLE did that happen!


Wow.

L-girl said...

what what what??? what'd i miss?

ish said...

Casey hit the ball waaaaay back into right field, and it hit the top of the bullpen wall and bounced back onto the field, and Casey, going for second... couldn't beat the throw. An INCH from being a home run, and instead, he's out at second.

ish said...

Is this really Fenway? Perhaps it could be Wrigley. Or Coors. Or Citizens Bank Park.

BANDBOX tonight.

L-girl said...

An INCH from being a home run, and instead, he's out at second.

damn. baseball.

now a bird dong.

ish said...

Where'd everyone go all of a sudden?

phil said...

Spiders on the board 2-0.

L-girl said...

i'm here. i can't refresh too often b/c of the delay. i hate to read MANNY DONG before he's even at the plate!

ish said...

That was interesting. Wake threw that pitch side-arm.

phil said...

So if Manny maintains his return from the grave, Lowrie plays above Lugo's expectations, and we grab another backup infielder, we aren't doing too badly.

phil said...

More runs, please.

phil said...

More spider action. 4-0. Regression to the mean's a bitch.

redsock said...

LBJ looked at a strike, then has swung at 7 straight pitches. Hacker.

phil said...

Hitting streak's back at 1.

L-girl said...

Regression to the mean's a bitch.

A little early for that, I think.

and

Please don't call my boy a hacker.

phil said...

Well, they've lost five in a row and are on their way to losing a sixth. That's regressing.

FKR - 00
SPD - 04

tim said...

here we goooo :)

glad to be back.

redsock said...

Time for a house call.

L-girl said...

Well, they've lost five in a row and are on their way to losing a sixth. That's regressing.

Not necessarily. It might be regressing, might just be a slump.

tim said...

A lot of baseball left at Jacobs Field...

L-girl said...

Help us, doctah!

(Hi Tim!)

redsock said...

After the Rays went 58-1 or whatever it was, some losses were expected.

phil said...

GDGD decided Manny hit another homer, over the monster and out to sea.

tim said...

Thanks, Liz.

ish said...

Let's see if Youk can NOT strike out with the bases loaded.

L-girl said...

Rx!

redsock said...

BB RBI!

Time for the ... Sultan of Sweat!

redsock said...

pitch count .... rising!!!!

nixon33 said...

gameplan: dont swing.

ish said...

If he would have swung at that 3-0, it'd be a DP.

AND THAT HAPPENED!!!!

L-girl said...

pitch count .... rising!!!!

And Shatner's in the dugout, too.

tim said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!

Grand sweaty dong!

nixon33 said...

OK SWING! YEAH YOOUK! HOLY SHIT!

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

SWEATY DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG OMG OMG OMG

L-girl said...

yoooooooooooooook

L-girl said...

1st ML GS!

L-girl said...

mom and dad yook at the fens tonight

Sarah Gates said...

I'm having a pretty shitty day, but clearly Youk is trying to cheer me up!

L-girl said...

hey Sarah, watch the game with us, it will improve your day!

L-girl said...

but since you weren't here yesterday, you have to post a self-parody comment.

redsock said...

Buh-Bye Birdie!

tim said...

Bout damn time they pull the guy. I love this team.

L-girl said...

i'll miss him. it was fun.

ish said...

I love his straight fastball.

redsock said...

They are pie-less in the DR tonight.

They are without pie.

tim said...

They'll have to keep it going with the next guy.

So laura and allan, hows summer going?

How'd you like your trip out to NF?

ish said...

I think Youk's sweating double tonight.

ish said...

Good swing on that one by Lowrie.

L-girl said...

Tim, trip was great, it's so beautiful out there. Super busy with resister campaign. Not enough baseball, but other than that, things are good.

Congrats on the new computer, we've missed you!

L-girl said...

$$!

tim said...

batted around!

time to go cook and eat, be back later

redsock said...

I guess Tim did not follow the travel blog.

L-girl said...

LBJ, try taking a pitch or two, eh?

L-girl said...

time to go cook and eat

spinach?!?!

L-girl said...

I guess Tim did not follow the travel blog.

it's not a requirement.

ish said...

Bases loaded again... This is fun!

L-girl said...

bases loaded again!

redsock said...

We need some serious FY action!

11th Sock to bat this inning!

L-girl said...

how bout a peewee dong?

ish said...

Castig, to O'Brien: "Have you ever seen two grand slams in one inning?"

Obie: "Nope. Have you?"

Castig: "Uh... Well, I've seen them in back-to-back innings - Bill Mueller, switch hitting..."

redsock said...

remember: we do this more often than we suck.

ish said...

That works!

Sarah Gates said...

Just catching up now - fruitbat link FANTASTIC! Love statcounter or similar.

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!

ish said...

Second seven-run inning of the week!

nixon33 said...

laugher

redsock said...

don't eff it up, drew!

ish said...

What's the black stripe around the Orioles' right sleeve for? Was that there last night?

L-girl said...

"and the red sox strand a pair"

we suck!

redsock said...

CLEV 7-0 (bot 3)

:>)

L-girl said...

I sometimes get semi-obsessed with my Statcounter and referring links.

redsock said...

Liz faced 16 batters - 8 of them scored!

redsock said...

Run Support for Timmeh!

Put it in cruise-control.

L-girl said...

Anyone know the answer to Ish's q re uni?

redsock said...

Man, Mora has had absolutely no clue in his 2 AB. None.

redsock said...

11 pitches for Wake in that inning -- all strikes.

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
Man, Mora has had absolutely no clue in his 2 AB. None.


seriously. did you see the frustration on his face? almost as if, "what am i supposed to do with that?!"

redsock said...

then nesn showed a clip of roberts fanning against wakefield in camden and tim walks off, roberts takes off his helmet, smirks at wake and says "i hate you"!

ish said...

Oooooh man. Just ate a FANTASTIC burger.

L-girl said...

smirks at wake and says "i hate you"!

Wow! I'd like to see that.

redsock said...

mbm with a first pitch single to right to start it off.

L-girl said...

Oooooh man. Just ate a FANTASTIC burger.

I can't remember the last time I could say that.

Probably in L.A. last summer.

ish said...

That ball was way in and tight, and he still turned on it and hit it OFF THE GREEN.

L-girl said...

The doctor is in!

redsock said...

doc almost got hit by that -- and he pounds it off the wall!

ish said...

It was a very simple burger. It was on a very soft wheat bulkie, a slice of cheddar cheese, and some picante salsa on it from a local mexican restaurant.

Sarah Gates said...

Could this be more fun? I'm really not sure how.

One year the Pan Mass Challenge had jerseys that looked like sox jerseys. I wished I could get one for my brother.

L-girl said...

So if this keeps up in Boston and Cleveland, we are .5 game out at the break. Me likee.

ish said...

Oi. That could have been another inside-the-park homer for Youk if Markakis misses that ball.

redsock said...

hell of a dive and catch.

10-1

L-girl said...

I only eat 1 or 2 burgers a year. This year I might have to grill it myself.

redsock said...

Manny has scored 3 runs ... 3 Orioles have batted only once so far.

ish said...

Sean Casey learned some Spanish so he could talk to the spanish-speaking players who reach first base when he's holding them on.

redsock said...

Lowrie the only guy without a hit.

ish said...

I have a burger about once every week or every other week.

L-girl said...

Castig just said that he was chatting w/ the Mayor's dad-in-law. DIL told Castig that Sean learned Spanish so he could chat w/ Spanish-speaking players when they were on 1B.

ish said...

But I must stress that the roll I had it on was very, very good.

Sarah Gates said...

Don't worry - Jedi will get there.

And that was the answer to my more fun question apparently. An inside the parker.

redsock said...

I guess Casey could not stand the thought of having someone beside him and not being able to chat.

Sarah Gates said...

All this talk of burgers is making me wonder what happened to the grass fed ground beef that my usual cheese producer was teasing about in the last mailing list email.

redsock said...

Clev with 11 hits and 7 runs off Garza thru 3.

L-girl said...

I guess Casey could not stand the thought of having someone beside him and not being able to chat.

Essackly.

nixon33 said...

REMY LOOKS LIKE HES IN LOVE!

L-girl said...

who's he in love with?

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