July 13, 2008

G97: Red Sox 2, Orioles 1

Orioles - 000 000 001 - 1  7  1
Red Sox - 100 100 00x - 2 7 0
The Red Sox are back in first place (.5 GA)!

This was a long game (3:32) filled with plenty of baserunners, but very few runs. Boston stranded 11 runners in the first five innings. And until Aubrey Huff's single in tyhe ninth inning, Baltimore had six hits, seven walks, a hit batter and a stolen base -- and still had no runs.

Bot allowed three singles in the ninth, but slammed the door on the longest "first half" in team history (97 games) by retiring Melvin Mora (who stranded 11 runners all by himself).

Pedroia singled and took second on Freddie Bynum's throwing error in the second, then scored on Drew's double into the left field corner. Casey doubled to start the fourth and eventually scored on Pedroia's force out.

Cleveland beat Tampa Bay 5-2 and Toronto dispatched New York 4-1.

***

Daniel Cabrera (4.40, 95 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.84, 152 ERA+)

Terry Francona announced the rotation to start the second half, which begins Friday night in Anaheim:
0718 @ Angels   - Clay Buchholz (6 days rest)
0719 @ Angels - Josh Beckett (9 days)
0720 @ Angels - Tim Wakefield (7 days)

0721 @ Mariners - Jon Lester (12 days)
0722 @ Mariners - Daisuke Matsuzaka (8 days)
0723 @ Mariners - Clay Buchholz
This will give both Josh Beckett and Jon Lester some extra rest.

At 1 PM:
Rays/Spiders
Yankees/Blue Jays

383 comments:

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tim said...

Steak and Shake is one of the shittiest things I've ever eaten.

The toilet in that hotel room still hasn't forgiven me for that trip.

ish said...

I try to stay away from places like McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's.

Joe Grav said...

NOT ISH

Joe Grav said...

Well, it wasn't Ish

nixon33 said...

LOWRIE, IN!

ish said...

.The toilet in that hotel room still hasn't forgiven me for that trip.

Oi. Glad I got spared that sort of bodily response. I ate there twice.

Joe Grav said...

Heh. Steak and Shake. It reminds me of this place in Revere called - really - "Steak and Seafood."

It's located where a Burger King used to be, but it shut down after getting sued because some sort of assault happened there.

You can't make shit like this up

tim said...

first 201 for me i think. and what a quality comment it was.

ish said...

Nope. Wasn't me. I could've. I eyed that 200 and thought, you can quickly do it. DO IT. But no. I have better values than that these days. I am born again.

ish said...

I love the restaurant next to the Hilltop in Saugus that simply says, "EAT!"

Joe Grav said...

I can't wait until I am born again. Until then, I feel free to do whatever I want!

Joe Grav said...

I love the restaurant next to the Hilltop in Saugus that simply says, "EAT!"

for the longest time, I thought that's what it was called. It broke my heart when I found out it had a different name. I forget what it is, though.

tim said...

heh.

"Yo tony and i messed up this guy down at the steak and seafood - he thought his bisque was better than my bisque, so i shoved a lobster up his ass"

ish said...

I always kinda laugh about the whole born-again phenomenon. Boof. Born again.

nixon33 said...

boof bonseragain.

rays lose.

ish said...

for the longest time, I thought that's what it was called. It broke my heart when I found out it had a different name. I forget what it is, though.

Yeah, I always knew it had another name, but I don't know what it is, either.

Eh, not important.

Sarah Gates said...

If you ever happen to be driving on I-40 in Tennessee and you want the real damn deal, there's a place about halfway between Knoxville and Nashville, in Crossville, right off the highway, called The Bean Pot.

Just freaking great.

Joe Grav said...

It's so easy to do, too! The real genuises are the ones who manage to be born again right before they croak. Those are my idols.

ish said...

We're TIED.

Now, to seal the deal.

redsock said...

Tied for 1st!

TBR: 011 000 000 - 2 3 0
CLE: 002 021 00x - 5 9 0

NYY: 000 000 001 - 1 6 0
TOR: 040 000 00x - 4 9 0

ish said...

Nashville, in Crossville, right off the highway, called The Bean Pot.

Heh. I just saw on CNN a tanker truck that flipped and was leaking chemicals - in Crossville, TN!

tim said...

Be back in an inning or so. Gotta go collect some cash.

Sarah Gates said...

Just don't cut it too fine, Joe. What if you die right before you were planning on being born again?

Hmm... depending on your belief system, that could actually lead to being born. Again.

tim said...

Down at the Steak and Seafood.

Joe Grav said...

there's a place about halfway between Knoxville and Nashville, in Crossville, right off the highway, called The Bean Pot.

???

ish said...

That was more, Thank you Rays, rather than Thank you Red Sox. Still be 2 or 3 GB if they won a couple of those 7.

redsock said...

maybe don is not lurking. he thinks the fkr game is still in the 8th.

Sarah Gates said...

Heh. I just saw on CNN a tanker truck that flipped and was leaking chemicals - in Crossville, TN!

Seriously? That sucks. I have friends there, and it's some really pretty country there on the Cumberland Plateau. Hope they get it cleaned up soon.

ish said...

Seriously? That sucks. I have friends there, and it's some really pretty country there on the Cumberland Plateau. Hope they get it cleaned up soon.

Yeah. Crashed on I-40. But hey, those people are pros I'd think.

ish said...

Jeemer loosening in the Sox pen.

Joe Grav said...

Ever since I started referring to them exclusively as the Devil Rays, they be suckin' again. That's what I'm talkin' about.

Sarah Gates said...

I-40 from Crossville eastbound down the hill to Knoxville is pretty awesome to drive. But what's awesome in a civic, is probably treacherous in a semi.

redsock said...

No LOB that inning -- Yay!!!

redsock said...

Jeemer in.

Dice: 6-4-0-5-7, 115

nixon33 said...

i heard that the yakns are VERY interested in sexton... good luck!

ish said...

I-40 from Crossville eastbound down the hill to Knoxville is pretty awesome to drive. But what's awesome in a civic, is probably treacherous in a semi.

I was thinking about good driving roads earlier. New Brunswick has rather inflated speed limits - 50 mph roads there are usually 35-40 here. Hilly, windy. I'd love to take a well-cornering car up there.

As for interstates, I'd say I-81 from Harrisburg to Scranton is a very nice drive, also.

redsock said...

sexson sucks so bad ... he'd be a good fit.

redsock said...

Remy on Dice: "Houdini!"

?!?!?

ish said...

So, I'm thinking of going to see the Sea Dogs one of the three games Ortiz has during his rehab stint. Have to purchase those tickets early, though. I went up there to see Lester pitch last year, thinking I could walk up and purchase tickets.

Not so much.



Youk has a bruised triceps. X-Rays negatory.

nixon33 said...

hes def threading!

Sarah Gates said...

I-81, good choice. Part of the fun of the aforementioned stretch of 40 is that the limit there is 70.

Now I'm driving around the country in my head looking for other ones...

redsock said...

ish, feel free to file a report/pictures!

ish said...

Now I'm driving around the country in my head looking for other ones...

I-93 from Plymouth, NH up to St. Johnsbury, VT is pretty good, too. Windy and hilly, scenic views. 65 mph that feels faster than it is.

I-95 north of Bangor, Maine quite literally goes through the middle of nowhere, which is nice if you're fancying a little bit of speed.

Joe Grav said...

Last night, Grant went to the Rock Cats vs. Sea Dogs game in New Britain, and was relegated to standing-room-only after waiting in line for a long time.

And that was w/o Big Papi.

redsock said...

shit, jeemer.

fuck.

phil said...

I miss 2007 Okajima.

SoSock said...

My Bojangles comment was actually a tad facetious. They're NOT Chick-Fil-A. But they are good for a change of pace once in a while, and I have a real soft spot for the dirty rice.

Joe Grav said...

But you can always get tickets here

redsock said...

Tiz dates have been announced. I'm sure tix have been going all day.

ish said...

Last night, Grant went to the Rock Cats vs. Sea Dogs game in New Britain, and was relegated to standing-room-only after waiting in line for a long time.

Does New Britain fill up usually? The Sea Dogs seem to draw more and more fans in the past few years. They always drew well, selling up 15 or so games a year when they were a Marlins affiliate. Now, I'll bet they get pretty crowded.

nixon33 said...

im going to to see ortiz at the toilet on aug 27

ish said...

Actually, it'd be great to have a big league player play for one of those smaller teams to draw interest to the games, like the NECBU. Imagine if Ortiz had a rehab assignment with Sanford or North Shore.

ish said...

im going to to see ortiz at the toilet on aug 27

I laughed more than usual on that one.

redsock said...

Huff SASAHE!

Joe Grav said...

The Rock Cats are really popular, but last night was the biggest crowd in Rock Cat history.

(i.e., the Sea Dogs had a lot to do with it)

I'm not sure if Grant and I are going to get a chance to take our usual 3 day Connecticut baseball vacation, since I'm going to Toronto at the end of August... we'll see. The last two years we did North Shore Spirit @ New Haven Cutters + we got to New Britain and Norwich

phil said...

You want Ortiz rehabbing *below* AA?

redsock said...

im going to to see ortiz at the toilet on aug 27

keep your eyes looking straight ahead.

Joe Grav said...

Imagine if Ortiz had a rehab assignment with Sanford or North Shore.

I made a joke about that last night.

We have an open roster spot, bringin in a kid named Ortiz

ish said...

Woman holds a sign that reads, "Manny, I want to cut your hair."

My grandmother wouldn't mind seeing that. She always asks me why his hair is so long.

Joe Grav said...

Speaking of big leaguers and small town baseball, Brian Daubach is the new hitting coach of the Nashua Pride.

redsock said...

jeemer: 17 pitches, 5 strikes

nixon33 said...

hopefully i'll be seeing a LOT of ortiz dong at the toilet.

Joe Grav said...

...joining El Guapo, the Pride's closer

Joe Grav said...

OUT

nixon33 said...

not that theres anything wrong with that.

SoSock said...

Steak and Shake is one of the shittiest things I've ever eaten.

That's funny. I've never eaten at one, but when I read Ish's post about "southern" food joints, Bobby said Steak and Shake was terrible, not to bother.

ish said...

We've got pretty good baseball options around here, too. Sea Dogs, Mainers, N.H. Fishercats, Nashua Pride, Lowell Spinners, etc. And North Shore.

Joe Grav said...

hopefully i'll be seeing a LOT of ortiz dong at the toilet.

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit

redsock said...

clutch!

phil said...

Is the lady with the sign named Delilah?

redsock said...

Last 3 innings, Baltimore has left 6 on, but has only 1 hit.

nixon33 said...

joe grav said...
hopefully i'll be seeing a LOT of ortiz dong at the toilet.

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit


did it taste like Steak & Seafood?

Joe Grav said...

We've got pretty good baseball options around here, too. Sea Dogs, Mainers, N.H. Fishercats, Nashua Pride, Lowell Spinners, etc. And North Shore.

And those are all awesome ballparks, too.

How far are the Vermont Whatever-they-are-now-but-definitely-not-the-Expos?

ish said...

AVERT YOUR EYES. Girl with a crown.

Miss Vermont. I hate pageants.

ish said...

Google: Your search - Vermont Whatever-they-are-now-but-definitely-not-the-Expos - did not match any documents.

redsock said...

Tim's post:

"The toilet in that hotel room still hasn't forgiven me for that trip."

... may get Comment Of The Day.

redsock said...

Plus it was #201.

Winner!

Joe Grav said...

i just answered my own question - Near Burlington, so way the fuck up there

ish said...

Took three people to hold a "Just Married" sign. That can get rather confusing.

Joe Grav said...

the Vermont Lake Monsters

Joe Grav said...

Took three people to hold a "Just Married" sign. That can get rather confusing.

Hey now - this IS Mass.

redsock said...

They still play in Burlington.

I reemmber seeing the Reds farm team there in 85-86. Paul O'Neill was with the Reds then, and Something Oliver, a catcher.

ish said...

i just answered my own question - Near Burlington, so way the fuck up there

Yeah. I'd say Burlington is a 4 hour drive or so from here.

Joe Grav said...

When I went to Montpelier for the Navs game, they served Poutine at the concession stand and some of the road signs were in French.

I can't imagine what Burlington's like.

Joe Grav said...

I gotta run, y'all. Enjoy the rest of the game.

ish said...

LMAO.

Remy, on a guy dressed as a girl: "He's pretty hot."

tim said...

My casual university beer-league softball team could use Ortiz for a rehab appearance or two. Maybe then we wouldn't suck so bad.

SoSock said...

Good job, MDC.
I got to see Jim Abbott at W-S 3 times when he tried to make his comeback. Mid 90's I think, but I'm not sure.
That was amazing. He was so fun to watch. That's about as close as we've come to having an established star here, although we've seen a lot of people who went on to become stars later. In fact they've been doing a series lately in our paper about the future stars who played at Ernie Shore Field. Pretty good reading.

redsock said...

I can't imagine what Burlington's like.

Boring!!!!!!

Bye!

ish said...

When I went to Montpelier for the Navs game, they served Poutine at the concession stand and some of the road signs were in French.

Wow. My grandmother lives 15 miles from the ME/NB border and there are no french signs.

The only indication is a gas station says $1.13/litre.

ish said...

I want to see Ortiz hit a soft-ball like those guys who go to the big league stadiums and hit balls 500+ feet.

redsock said...

$1.13/litre

Cheap. I just paid 1.36 - the day after seeing 1.31. :<(

We saw 1.45-1.50 in Newfoundland.

redsock said...

Ernie Shore - Red Sox pitcher in the days of yore.

ish said...

I saw $1.44 in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.

ish said...

$1.13 at that gas station translates to $4.19/gallon

tim said...

Tim's post:

"The toilet in that hotel room still hasn't forgiven me for that trip."

... may get Comment Of The Day.


w00t! Welcome back.

Fuckin' Casey!

ish said...

Sean Casey is not real fast. Oi. Haha.

nixon33 said...

MAN OH MAN HE IS SLOW! I ACTUALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD !

ish said...

I kept saying Double, double double, oh no. He's gonna be out. Oi. Yeah. He's slow.

O'Brien: "Sean Casey is NOT swift."

Sarah Gates said...

Dear Mr. Mayor,

You do not have wheels. Please take note, and behave accordingly.

Love,
Sarah

redsock said...

Does Casey stop at first and chat before running on to second???

tim said...

Jeeze, $1.13 would be a steal. I think we're up to $1.36 here. I've basically stopped driving for the most part, so I don't keep up with it as much.

But I've heard out east, and even in Quebec, it's upwards of $1.45.

SoSock said...

Ernie - a great story, one of the reason's I'm a Red Sox fan. The guy here with me, Bobby, his grandfather was one of Ernie's best friends. They roomed together a while. Ernie returned to W-S and wound up being the county sherriff for years. Bob's grandfather was the local game warden amd I've heard a lot of great stories involving moonshine stills, etc.
I'm working on a story about Ernie that will be posted on my blog one day, including his infamous "almost" no-hitter, but it will probably not be finished till after my team's season ends.

ish said...

Ha! Just heard a commercial that Dave O'Brien did, and he kept calling a fastener (for a deck), a fastenator. It's supposed to be the Fastenator-hidden-fastener system. Nope. He said fastenator-hidden-fastenator system.

ish said...

Does Casey stop at first and chat before running on to second???

Yep. Spanish!

redsock said...

Cool stuff, SoSock!

Sarah Gates said...

Hey now - this IS Mass.

Yeah, MASS, not Utah...

redsock said...

WHEW!!!!

ish said...

Yeah, it's amazing to see just what the difference between US and Canada are for ze petrol. $1.44/1.13

Apparently in the last 60 hours, the most expensive price in NB is $1.41, but Grand Falls is not represented.

redsock said...

if a guy gets on, i'd like to see bot asap.

ish said...

Hilarious drawing of Don wearing a suit with no sleeve.

Don: "I've got my sleeves cut off, showing off my guns."

tim said...

Agreed. Definitely in Bot range.

tim said...

Good K MDC

ish said...

That's the Delcarmen I want to see MUCH more of.

Sarah Gates said...

Yeah, it's amazing to see just what the difference between US and Canada are for ze petrol. $1.44/1.13

One of the many reasons that people complaining about gas prices here annoy me.

ish said...

Payton didn't like his bat, so he gave it to a kid in the front row.

ish said...

Amazing to see so many people riding motor scooters around here now.

SoSock said...

Finally - Strike 8!
Does anyone else think this game is moving incredibly slow for a 2 - 0 score?

ish said...

Pitch #296 in the game coming up.

tim said...

MDC!

tim said...

"Hernandez...very tardy on the swing"

drink!

tim said...
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ish said...

We immediately think about what the prices used to be, rather than what they could be or what they are elsewhere.

Delcarmen acting like a bonified set-up man there.

ish said...

Getting ready for Sunday Night Baseball tonight, huh Tim?

tim said...

Does anyone else think this game is moving incredibly slow for a 2 - 0 score?

Lot of baserunnners, lot of Dice-K.

I expect all Matsuzaker starts to go at least 3.5 hours.

I've gotta head up to waterloo in about 10 min....hopefully will be able to see the end of this. Or see the red sox put it out of reach with another 7 run inning

tim said...

Getting ready for Sunday Night Baseball tonight, huh Tim?

You know it - I have to pay homage to the great wisdom exuded through the colour commentary during that game.

ish said...

I wish I lived near Waterloo so I can say that.

ish said...

I think Morgan and Chris Berman will be doing the Home Run Derby.

redsock said...

MDC!

You didn't know about that?

Now, if we could post pix, I'd have bored you to tears with this.

SoSock said...

RS - haven't I seen that pic on another post of yours somewhere?

ish said...

SNUFFER.

redsock said...

Probably.

It's a few years old.

SoSock said...

BTW - I love the fact (and Bob does too) that every time I refresh I see the line about the toilet bowl.Nothing like a constant reminder of a bad bathroom experience!

ish said...

So, I ended up taking an extra week of vacation from my blog - but I'm thinking of setting up an All-Star gamethread, just in case anyone wants to assemble and chat a little bit. I'm assuming there won't be one here.

ish said...

Cabin Mirror PHing

redsock said...

Yeah, I'll be talking the night off. I'll link to it if you want.

nixon33 said...

ish, i'll see you there.

ish said...

ish, i'll see you there.

Fantastic. I'll do it then. Haha.

ish said...

Einstein being einstein.

ish said...

98 from Bot.

SoSock said...

ONE!

Sarah Gates said...

Yeah, I might turn up ish. Haven't decided yet how much I care.

tim said...

You didn't know about that?

I did, just thought I would post the link to Wiki to really drive the point home.

And yes, that comment being 201 is just hilarious.

nixon33 said...

not sure how much i'll actually be threading, but i'll def be there off and on

tim said...

I wish I lived near Waterloo so I can say that.

No one wants to live near Waterloo!

SoSock said...

Dammit

redsock said...

don giving the rays final like it just ended ...

tim said...

DP pls!

nixon33 said...

come on paps!

redsock said...

GET TIMLIN UP -- NOW!!!!


...

or

dp pls

tim said...

I might be there for the ASG. We'll see how much work I'll have to do. Couple assignments due Wednesday.

ish said...

Papelbon's being given multiple reminders that even with a hard fastball, you still need to pitch. It's been interesting how he's been this season, with blown saves, etc. Seems like he feels like he can just heave it through there every time. Most of the time it works.

redsock said...

sit down, cheryl.

SoSock said...

wtf?
Who are you and what have you done with our 'Bot

phil said...

...

tim said...

hooray!

Sarah Gates said...

ByWayOfTheK indeed.

SoSock said...

Papelbon's being given multiple reminders that even with a hard fastball, you still need to pitch.
My BL team suffered their first loss last night due to the same thing. My pitcher has been overpowering so far every time he's started, no one can touch him. But last night they caught up and he just kept trying to throw harder instead of adjusting.
Should have pulled him sooner than I did, but my pen's pretty shakey. - Sound familiar?

ish said...

That was a good split.

SoSock said...

TWO!

phil said...

Nice to see Paps remembers he has a second pitch.

ish said...

Looks like Huff was looking for that high fastball.

nixon33 said...

FUCK

tim said...

Fuck sakes.

SoSock said...

I see "run(s).
Please tell me it was just one!

tim said...

WOW! YES!

FIRST!

WATERLOO!

redsock said...

we need one mora out

Sarah Gates said...

First place going into the ASB.

Bitches!!

phil said...

It was. Water.

ish said...

He also seems to just pound it through there instead of spotting the fastball. Take a couple mph off and hit a spot.

THE WATER IS DIRTY. THE SCOREBOARD STARTS WITH A B.

redsock said...

BACK ON TOP!

Not only is it Hammer Time, it's also Grover Time!

SoSock said...

Woo Woo!!

Sarah Gates said...

we need one mora out

Haha! Very nice.

redsock said...

Mora stranded 11 runners today!

nixon33 said...

.5 GA

Jack Marshall said...

Order is restored to the Universe; nature is back in balance; Koyanasqatsi is no more.

ish said...

Alright. That ends it on a high note. I'm sure I'll be talking to you, Allan, and L, through the break.

Tuesday night I'll put up a game thread for the ASG - Putting the lid on the Toilet.

SoSock said...

First place at the break, nice. Would've had a hard time believing that a week ago!
Now for 3 days with no baseball :(
I'll miss the A-S thread, my team has to go to Walkertown for a 6:00 make-up game. That's the team that just beat us last night. We owe them!

phil said...

Daisuke gets his 10th too.

Amy said...

We are back in first place! (Just got back in time to see the 9th---Papelbon had me holding my breath).

SoSock said...

Greetings Amy - from the #1 fan site of the #1 team in the AL East!
:)

SoSock said...

BTW - Next week I get to heckle Little Clemens!
The Avalanche are coming to town!
My team plays Tue & Wed., but I'll be there Thur. $1 beer and a chance to heckle Son of Fat Billy - it doesn't get any better!

Zenslinger said...

First place -- how nice.

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