August 1, 2008

G110: Red Sox 2, Athletics 1 (12)

Athletics - 000 000 010 000 - 1  7  0
Red Sox - 010 000 000 001 - 2 11 2
Jason Bay (#44) scored both runs as the Red Sox win in extras!

Bay - who received a long standing ovation when he came to the plate in the second inning -- reached based in four of his six plate appearances.

He walked and scored in the second, was hit in the back by a pitch in the fourth, struck out in the sixth and eighth, walked in the tenth, and then tripled with two out in the twelfth.

After J.D. Drew was intentionally walked, Jed Lowrie chopped a grounder that Oakland shortstop Bobby Crosby could not make a clean play on and Bay scored the winning run.

Wakefield (6.1-4-0-3-4, 108) was superb and the bullpen was solid.

Tampa Bay beat Detroit 5-2 and Los Angeles shutout New York 1-0, so the Red Sox stay 3 GB and the Yankees fall to 5.5 GB.

***

This morning's "Thank You, Manny Ramirez!" post is the main link at the Guardian (UK)'s Comment/America webpage! (The photo is the link.)

***
Oakland            Boston
Sweeney, RF Pedroia 2B
Suzuki, C Youkilis, 1B
Cust, LF Ortiz, DH
Thomas, DH Lowell, 3B
Gonzalez, CF Bay, LF
Ellis, 2B Drew, RF
Hannahan, 3B Lowrie, SS
Crosby, SS Cash, C
Barton, 1B Ellsbury, CF
***

Justin Duchscherer (2.37, 165 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (3.94, 112 ERA+)

A wise man once said: "The players come, the players go, we stay."

... and so the Jason Bay era begins.

And it begins against perhaps the best pitcher in baseball. In 16 of his 18 starts, Duchscherer has allowed two or fewer earned runs (on May 24, he threw a 8-1-0-0-4 line at the Red Sox).

Duchscherer leads the major league in ERA, WHIP (0.94, one of only two starters under 1.00), fewest hits allowed per 9 IP (6.96), lowest opponents average (.199) and lowest opponents slugging percentage (.309). He is a close second among MLB starters in lowest opponents on-base percentage (.255, with Dan Haren at .253).

In the six games of this homestand, the Sox are 1-5 with a .240/.303/.375 batting line. In the 12 games since the All-Star Game, they are hitting .241/.330/.360 and have slipped from .5 GA to 3 GB.
          Tampa    Boston   New York
Last 10: 6- 4 4- 6 6- 4
Last 20: 8-12 9-11 13- 7
Last 30: 17-13 14-16 17-13
Also at 7 PM: Tigers/Rays and Angels/Yankees

847 comments:

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Patrick said...

I support an AL East rival.... and have done for 25 years...

You mean AFC? which team?

DANNDANN said...

efd - thanks, i'll check it out later.

lord - something isn't right, although if my beloved Derby County owned a TV station then perhaps Remy could come and bullshit me into thinking we were good...I could live with that.

tim said...

Aight, got something cooking here.

Lets go flo!

Patrick said...

hey hey look at me. Two oh me!

Lord Lynch said...

Fuck me - they don't half go on...

nixon33 said...

THATS RIGHT JERRY, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

redsock said...

igottshirtsandscorecardsand
wallydollsandlittlewoodench
airsjustgototheremyreportdo
tcomandwhatsthatdondavidort
izjusthitawalkoffgrandslama
againsttheyankeestoclinchth
edivisionohcaniseethereplay
ofthat@theremyreport.com?

Lord Lynch said...

The Dolphins.

Is that enough for me to be kicked off here....

DANNDANN said...

Yes Jerry enough is enough...shut up!!!

Patrick said...

Man Ram reflections on RKO

L-girl said...

You know what (else) I hate?

When the people who are responsible for the shit storm say they're glad it's all over, like it just happened on its own, came down from the sky, they had nothing to do with it.

That goes for you, JerryfuckingRemy.

I am never going to get my stuff done if this guy keeps pissing me off!

Patrick said...

LOL. no. no one cares about the dolphins. you're safe.

redsock said...

i guess i can't tune in yet.

tim said...

igottshirtsandscorecardsand
wallydollsandlittlewoodench
airsjustgototheremyreportdo
tcomandwhatsthatdondavidort
izjusthitawalkoffgrandslama
againsttheyankeestoclinchth
edivisionohcaniseethereplay
ofthat@theremyreport.com?


Emailed. Didn't get bounced back.

L-girl said...

Once again, glad to know everyone's on the same page re Remy.

efd said...

I'm fantasizing about Ortiz making a Milton Bradley-esque assault on the broadcast booth to stop Remy and Orsillo from talking trash about Manny...

DANNDANN said...

probably not for a couple of weeks redsock

Lord Lynch said...

At the end of the day it is sport. No-one died.

Remy treats it like affairs of state.

tim said...

Know what I hate?

The Dolphins.

Actually, it's more of a pity of the fans. Sorry, Lord.

L-girl said...

Maybe Lord thinks I'll attack him for mentioning that other sport.

But nah.

Patrick said...

LOL @ Milton Bradley assault.

L-girl said...

I'm fantasizing about Ortiz making a Milton Bradley-esque assault on the broadcast booth to stop Remy and Orsillo from talking trash about Manny...

Make sure you DVR it!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

I learned from laura, american (not proper) football talk gets scolded on here....

And my team is a laughing stock...

Move on, nothing to see here..

L-girl said...

Hey, that woman in the ad, w/ the personal ads? I know her, we used to work together in my theatre days. Yay.

Patrick said...

Whenever Sarah mentions taking my tickets she disappears. The audacity.

L-girl said...

Guilty as charged. I'm trying to be more tolerant, as many of our regulars like that stuff.

Anyway, I'm off again so get it out of your system now.

[joke]

[really]

Patrick said...

*nervously laughs*

L-girl said...

LOL @ probly not for couple of weeks

Lord Lynch said...

I've seen glaciers move quicker than Frank Thomas

DANNDANN said...

It may be safe to start listening again Redsock...although don't hold me to it!

Patrick said...

So has Al Gore

andy said...

Bay has not yet hurt me. We shall see if he will make it into my bedroom.

Patrick said...

WRKO is mostly safe now

Lord Lynch said...

How in the name of his criminal record is Sidney Ponson pitching a no-hitter through 11 outs....

Patrick said...

I'm glad Moss gets to play every day. He was cock blocked over here.

DANNDANN said...

For the same reason that Jason Johnson beat the Giants lord...

...a paradox in the space time continuum.

tim said...

And here come the political ads.

andy said...

Just like most of the past Red Sox players that leave when they are good Manny will most likely be hurt soon.

tim said...

Oh look, that wonderful embarrassment to the organization, Sox Appeal is back for a second year! Yay! Piece of shit, takes away one of those tables from people who actually want to see the game rather than get some tang.

Bay OBP of 1.000!

Lord Lynch said...

Oh great - pre-season proper football on my TV...

Is it that time again?

Have we signed Jason Bay?

nixon33 said...

DID ANYONE TIME JD DREW RUNNING TO 1ST?!!!!

DANNDANN said...

who do you support lord?

tim said...

Glad Jay Bay is sporting the oversized jersey, in tradition of the Red Sox.

L-girl said...

"better baserunner, of course. that isn't tough to do, ha ha"

MUUUUUUUTE

except i can't mute b/c i'm doing other things

Lord Lynch said...

One will be in the Hall of Fame, Remy and the other won't....

Argue that.

L-girl said...

Now they're fucking talking about Manny's fucking hair.

Please shut up. Please shut up.

Patrick said...

Bay won't be creating runs like Manny did running through Hale's desperate stop sign.

DANNDANN said...

l-girl...mlb.tv is slightly behind this chat so its nice to know what bullshit they're going to be talking next before it happens lol

nixon33 said...

conan is in NYC

Lord Lynch said...

Cash does his best Tek impression!

Patrick said...

Kind of hard to miss Dougie, even when Cash GIDP.

redsock said...

And Manny was already on Leno, you hack.

Remember the mighty Carrell fist bump?

Lord Lynch said...

I am somewhat relieved that Sox Appeal has not made it over the pond, and I fear I am not poorer for its omission from our schedules..

Patrick said...

How well did Bay handle that carom?

tim said...

OMG look at how Bay didn't even TRY to throw the runner out at 2nd! What a joke!

Lord Lynch said...

Garrett Anderson breaks up the ponson fledgling no-hitter....

tim said...

nice catch!

Lord Lynch said...

Manny would have caught that...

efd said...

Whoa, nice sliding catch by Bay!!

And it's *Craig* Hansen, Remy.

Patrick said...

LOL @ standing O. Fenway faithful are losing my respect quickly.

DANNDANN said...

Niceeee from Bay

A Conformer said...

So- this is going well so far for Bay

redsock said...

And it's *Craig* Hansen, Remy.

He's a little uncertain when it comes to the guys in the minor leagues.

tim said...

I want to eat lobster.

And steam spinach.

DANNDANN said...

Why Patrick? They're supporting the new guy...nothing wrong with that surely?

tim said...

Good bunt, even better defensive play.

Patrick said...

It seems a bit excessive, like it's in spite of Manny.

A Conformer said...

Remember the mighty Carrell fist bump?

Now, that was cool. Carrell looked outmatched.

tim said...

It seems a bit excessive, like it's in spite of Manny.

I didn't really think that. I just think they're excited to have Bay and are welcoming him into town for his first game.

Lord Lynch said...

Anyone else having problems with MLB TV?

redsock said...

mlbtv keeps shorting out, so i may not be able to hear nesn anyway

L-girl said...

Who is Chris Hansen?

DANNDANN said...

mine's fine lord...sup with yours?

L-girl said...

Ah, just scrolled up, got the answer.

tim said...

Very professional camera work there NESN...missed the pitch and hit because they were too busy showing the asshole in a Ray Allen jersey celebrating catching a foul ball.

redsock said...

i keep restarting mine, but it goes out for minutes at a time. gdgd to the rescue.

Lord Lynch said...

Keeps freezing,pixellating and buffering - and now I have no picture or sound...

L-girl said...

Remy forgets you don't go on Leno because you're in L.A. You go on because YOU WIN THE WORLD SERIES.

Which Manny helped us do TWICE.

DANNDANN said...

strange mlbtv usually plays up for me fingers crossed but at the moment it seems fine

L-girl said...

So leaving the TV off mute I finally know what ads you guys were singing the other day. I never would have guessed the "people around the world give each other Heinekins" was the lalalalala it's love commercial you were all doing.

L-girl said...

A, are you getting tons of traffic from the Guardian?

tim said...

2 on for M.....ike Lowell.

Lord Lynch said...

I'm giving up on MLB TV and retiring for the evening.

Don't go losing the lead for me.

Night Night all....

DANNDANN said...

night lord

efd said...

usually when I am running out for a few minutes to pick up some food (as I am about to do) I'll put the game on pause so I can catch up when I get back, plus fast-forward through some commercials.
But given this evening's on-air commentary, I think I'll just let it play through.

tim said...

Night lord...must be getting late for you over there!

redsock said...

DET: 101
TBR: 002

LAA: 000 00
NYY: 000 0

DANNDANN said...

Its half one tim, still early yet! lol

nixon33 said...

lowell has been struggling. why not jd in the 4 spot?

tim said...

assuming JD isnt hitting fourth cause they dont want 2 lefties in a row.

redsock said...

Actually, no big traffic. Was checking statcounter, but I think it's about 20-25. And total traffic today is a bit down from yesterday.

tim said...

Seems to be doing alright with the wall thus far.

Patrick said...

I'd like J.D. in a clean up spot but with Ortiz there, he'd be better of batting second or 5/6th.

2nd wouldn't be bad with Ortiz 4th.

L-girl said...

I agree that the crowd is going overboard for Bay.

L-girl said...

Bye Lord, altho I've probly missed him by now.

nixon33 said...

i cant believe ponsober hasnt given up any runs yet to the angels! WTF?

nixon33 said...

DFA TEK!

tim said...

I agree that the crowd is going overboard for Bay.

Yeah, I thought it was good at the beginning and for the catch, but that last play off the wall it was just like....ok, come on.

Why is MDC up? Wake seems to be doing OK....NICE!

Patrick said...

V-TEK!!!!! <3

Patrick said...

DOH!!! CASHIE!!! <3

DANNDANN said...

The high heater there from Wake...

I agree that cheering a simple throw to 2B is a bit over the top.

Jack Marshall said...

Hey, just read about the Guardian link! Nice going, and well deserved, redsock!
I'm sure Manny reads the Guardian, too.

Patrick said...

Bay's Dad cried when Jason told him he became a Sox. <3!!!

and I mean good cried.

redsock said...

Bay batting .000

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

DANNDANN said...

Right got things to do tommorow/today so I'm off to bed...night night peeps.

tim said...

night danndann

Patrick said...

Iwamura stranded two. 2-2 after 4

nixon33 said...

nighttnighttdanndann

tim said...

I just thought of another caveat to this whole Manny trade..........

What's the tiebreaker going to be for the W-L contest?

Patrick said...

I thought about that too. I figured it should just remain.

L-girl said...

Oh shit, the contest!!! Good call 9C.

tim said...

Average of Boston OPS + LAD OPS? Or weight them based on games?

Patrick said...

Number of Dustin hits would be awesome if we had to change it up.

L-girl said...

I was watching some commercials for dumb NESN shows, and they interrupted them with a baseball game!

tim said...

Good call 9C.

New nickname?

tim said...

Kinda shitty to have to predict something like that when we're like 2/3 through the season.

L-girl said...

New nickname?

Oh shit, I saw the ....... and thought it was 9Casey! I had to scroll back up, I was all confused.

Patrick said...

I just love Dustin.

tim said...

Ahh, L - makes sense.

And yes, we all love the laser show. Was my avatar for awhile actually back at the beginning of the season.

redsock said...

Contest:

Do we use only his Boston OPS -- which was/is .927?

Patrick said...

EM DEE SEE! EM DEE SEE!

efd said...

seriously, showing that comedy promo in the middle of an inning is unconscionable. Almost as bad as those in-inning car commercials you have to deal with on Rogers.

tim said...

Remember when starters went at least 7 or 8 nightly? Yeah...

Patrick said...

Boston OPS works for me, even though I lose.

tim said...

Yeah that comedy thing was horse shit. wtf...the amount of ads fuckin EVERYWHERE in fenway is shitty too. i was watching the 75 world series last night, and not one goddamn ad! it was beautiful!

L-girl said...

efd, you are cdn, or you pay close attention to game threads?

tim said...

Boston OPS is cool, but I also lose.

L-girl said...

There were ads all over the Green Monster all through the teens, 20s, 30s, 40s.

But you know I totally agree about the ads! Do I ever.

tim said...

slippity slidey mdc

andy said...

When did they install chin straps on the hats?

phil said...

It's good to see Wake on the giving end of one of these 1-run losses instead of the receiving end. Keep it up.

tim said...

Yeah, I've seen photos of it plastered in ads. It's getting there again.

tim said...

Andruw Jones making sense of investing?

L-girl said...

It is nice, but a few more runs wouldn't hurt.

efd said...

efd, you are cdn, or you pay close attention to game threads?

The latter, although sometimes more closely than others. Plus I have the Extra Innings package, so I see the Rogers feed from time to time.

Oh, and belated thanks for your welcome comment earlier - I appreciate it!

nixon33 said...

boo birds for roid-rod as hes like 1-1000 since he became a yankee.
love it

tim said...

Hey Remy, if you're gonna change your name why not make it Fucking Toolbox or something appropriate?

Shit salesman?

redsock said...

Contest says OPS, not Red Sox OPS.

I think I may have to use his entire season stats ... keeps the suspense going. ??

tim said...

Speaking of ads...heh, "Giant Ass" when a right handed hitters up

L-girl said...

The latter, although sometimes more closely than others. Plus I have the Extra Innings package, so I see the Rogers feed from time to time.

That's funny, I wonder if that ever happened to us in NYC and we didn't know it.

I see on your profile you are in my hometown.Even tho I was ready to leave, I still feel envious of everyone there!

andy said...

My personal take on the Manny deal is this, and it's not media inspired.

He is all about the money. He does good in 04 and then wants to be traded. 05 he was good and then wants to be traded. 06 he tanked it at the end after the deadline and then all of a sudden he is happy to be in Boston. He plays very well and they win the Series. He acts like a media darling and is definitely acting un-manny like. Then he plays good and 2 weeks before the deadline he blows a gasket. My opinion is that he wanted to be traded since maybe 2005 so that the new team would try to sign him to a new contract at that time for more money per year then he was making or would have made with the Sox. He was hoping the Sox would just extend his contract for more money this year. They would not play into that so he basically forced them to trade him. The FO would have been smart and dumb to give him a new contract. Smart because he is Manny and dumb because he is Manny. He did not honor the contract he was in with the Sox for at least the last 3 years so why would any team think he would honor theirs? I predict he takes it in the last 2 years of any 4 yr deal he gets. Sure you can attack this and say he has integrity but I say he is all about the money. His actions were perfect all along only if that was his goal.

L-girl said...

giant ass :)

tim said...

Isn't this the guy I was curious about acquiring before the deadline? Casilla? I think so. Would've been sweeeeeet!

tim said...

Kevin being Casey

L-girl said...

Andy, no offense, but I think you're too late or in the wrong thread.

andy said...

How come on MLBtv I can never hear Tom Caron?

phil said...

That's a pretty crappy third hit of the night.

andy said...

Laura I just had to get it out there and I never look where I am posting.

A Conformer said...

OK, this doesn't have anything to do with anything, but... have you noticed how J-centric the Sox are? 5 players from the lineup (2 Jasons, JD, Jed, Jacoby), 2 in the starting rotation (Jon & Josh) & three in the bullpen (Jonathan, Justin & Javier), And, of course, Julio on the DL... makes you think, who's available this offseason and has a first name that starts with a J?

andy said...

Still relevant since there was discussion here and this is game one without.

tim said...

How come on MLBtv I can never hear Tom Caron?

I've had that issue with MLB.TV too...

L-girl said...

Tom Caron only on local feed. They don't pay to be national.

andy said...

What does Tom say?

L-girl said...

Just my opinion. We haven't been discussing it here, we've been moving on. And yelling at Remy for not moving on.

But that was just my own opinion, I'm not speaking in any official capacity.

andy said...

Well yell if you will at me. I am over it now. Just wanted my thoughts to be out there. Sorry I was not here earlier to be on time. I deserve some heat for being on it still though I acknowledge that.

Patrick said...

Fireworks going off here sounds like artillery. Dog scared out of its wits. Reminds me of a song:

*I think I heard a bomb! There must be a celebration. If anything was wrong, they'd tell me on TV*

L-girl said...

TC says things like, "This is the big baseball story today, this happened with the Patriots or Celtics or Bruins, watch This Show brought to you by This Sponsor after the game."

Tony said...

Boy, do I goddamn hate MLB.com Gameday. And it's by far the best one of those!

andy said...

Tom sucks then and I am glad I don't hear him.

L-girl said...

Not heat, not yelling. Simply a calmly stated opinion. Surely you can see the difference.

efd said...

I see on your profile you are in my hometown.

I have to confess, I am actually in NJ about 20 miles outside the city - it's just easier to say NYC, plus I lived there (in the city itself) for about 20 years so I still feel like a New Yorker.

I guess it's like saying I'm from Boston, instead of the suburb I grew up in, when people ask where I'm from originally.

andy said...

I see it Laura. I see it. Hey this Okajima guy looks down when he pitches.

How is that for being late? Late or just being every single away announcer.

L-girl said...

"I have to confess, I am actually in NJ about 20 miles outside the city - it's just easier to say NYC,"

I get that.

"plus I lived there (in the city itself) for about 20 years so I still feel like a New Yorker."

Me too! And I'm not even in the country anymore, and we've gone suburban, and I still feel like a New Yorker.

ish said...

Some game, huh?

I wonder how Dave and Dale did. I've been having a lot of family time tonight. Sisters and sisters boyfriends came over for a post-crash dinner.

tim said...

Some runs would be sweeeeeeet.

L-girl said...

Yeah those of you who don't hear Tom Caron are missing nothing.

Hey, Okajima looks down when he pitches!

Did you know Nomar is Ramon spelled backwards?

L-girl said...

FUCK

andy said...

RAMON!!!!

Tony said...

BTW...Bay only has 1 official at-bat? What happened other than an out and a walk?

tim said...

Not that kind!

andy said...

Oh shit on a stick

tim said...

HBP, tony

L-girl said...

Walk is not an A/B, it's a plate appearance.

ish said...

Cock.

Patrick said...

AHHHHHHH tied game. Phoey.

phil said...

:(

Tony said...

thx, Tim.

Goddamn it, Okie. God. Damn. It.

andy said...

Homer?

andy said...

MLB 1.2k is behind by about 2 pitches

tim said...

Wasted a solid game by Wake. Another BS for Oki. Need runs now!

Patrick said...

Okaji's first run allowed in 8 appearances. Respect.

nixon33 said...

ugh.

andy said...

Way to Gokajima.

L-girl said...

Here's something weird: Allan can't get into JoS! He's locked out.

He asked me to post this for him.

Redsock said... (trying to look official)

"for some reason i cannot access jos at work all of a sudden. re
andy's manny comment, even if he had been traded in 04 or 05 or 06,
his contract would have been the same. money would not have changed,
so it could not have been an issue."

andy said...

is UGH the second syllable of a name?

L-girl said...

Oh sorry Tony, I misread your question.

tim said...

OKI...get your SHIT together.

andy said...

I'm taking that comment to email as to not appear to be hung up on it. My tongue is sticking out.

efd said...

2 outs, Oki can still get out of this with a tie.

L-girl said...

Backatcha Andy :)

tim said...

Third "foul tipped into the catcher's mitt" tonight from D.O. by my count.

L-girl said...

now

RUNS

PLEASE

!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

MANNY RAMIREZ IS NOT WALKING THRU THAT DOOR!

RUNS NOW MOTHERFUCKERS!

Tony said...

No prob, l-girl.

At least I get to watch the Angels/Yankees game. So, uh, hooray.

Get some runs, Halos! That goes double for you, Tigers!

Ah shit, it's Rivera.

nixon33 said...

for the record:
it's official. i hate jery remy.

Jack Marshall said...

That dick of a HP umpire called every ball just off the plate a strike a;; night until Okajima came on.

andy said...

Without Remy we would not know that a home run given to the other team was the right thing to do.

L-girl said...

I'll go on record with that, too. Tonight was just sickening.

Patrick said...

REACHING OUT! TOUCHING YOU, TOUCHING ME! SWEET CAROLINE!

andy said...

This game sucks because I needed a blowout so I can wash my car in daylight.

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