August 3, 2008

G112: Red Sox 5, Athletics 2

Athletics - 000 020 000 - 2  5  1
Red Sox - 100 301 00x - 5 8 0
Jed Lowrie tripled in two runs in the fourth, giving the Red Sox the lead for good, as Boston cruised to a win and a sweep of the A's.

Julio Lugo has had three games this season in which he has driven in more than one run. Lowrie also has three -- this month! (Please note today's date!)

Matsuzaka (6-4-2-2-8, 105) still had pitch count problems. He came into the game with an average of 17.6 pitches per inning, 2nd worst in the AL. And today he threw: 17-26-12 16-21-13.

But he worked out of a man-on-third-no-out jam in the second and at one point had retired 10 in a row, seven of those by strikeout. A one-out walk and a Barton homer gave Oakland a brief lead.

Jason Bay singled twice and scored twice. He also fielded a ball off the left field side wall and gunned down Mark Ellis -- the second batter of the game -- at second. So far, this guy has the Midas Touch.

Elsewhere, two wild games:
Tigers - 001 010 011 1 - 5 12  1
Rays - 000 000 130 2 - 6 8 0

Angels - 210 200 040 - 9 11 4
Yankees - 000 013 46x - 14 14 0
We stay 3 GB, New York remains 5.5 GB.

***

4:22 PM: Play ball!

3:44 PM: Rain delay with Sox batting in the bottom for the sixth.

***

Dallas Braden (4.39, 89 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (3.04, 145 ERA+)

Braden is a 24-year-old LHP who made his debut last April, totalling 14 starts and six relief appearances last year (72.1 IP, 6.72 ERA). However, he did strikeout 55 batters in those 72.1 innings, thanks to a superior changeup.

He began this season with 11 relief appearances before joining the rotation on July 22. On that day, he faced the Yankees (5-4-1-4-1; an 8-1 win) and on July 28 pitched against the Royals (6.2-6-4-2-7; lost 4-2).

Braden has never faced anyone on the Red Sox roster.

In his last outing, Matsuzaka gave up six runs in five innings against the Angels (though he walked only two batters). This is his third start of the season against the A's, but his first since April 1.

514 comments:

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redsock said...

so lowell is a cripple in a varitekian slump?

bat him cleanup!

A Conformer said...

It's like his one bunt single a season.

efd said...

yeah, Lowell needs a spotter these days. He's not looking good... maybe Lowrie plays a couple of games at 3rd to give him a rest?

phil said...

Jeter reaches on an error and goes to second. 1 out.

efd said...

anyone think that maybe Bay is ready to move into the cleanup spot after the last few days?

redsock said...

he's been bothered by it for 5 weeks.

note: sometimes playing hurt hurts your team.

nixon33 said...

and the fucking angelcunts of assholeheim blow the 5 run lead.

redsock said...

and like tek, he sasahe.

Patrick said...

Yeah, I'm not a fan of being tough and playing through injury. Doesn't seem like the best thing to do all the time.

redsock said...

Flo's first SB since September 2, 2007.

He was 3 out of 4 last year!

A Conformer said...

Why not give Lowell the KC series off, and let Casey play for a change. He's a suitable replacement for a couple of games.

redsock said...

the fucking angelcunts of assholeheim

!

A Conformer said...

Allan, did you know that Yahoo Sports keeps you up to date and in the know? In no time flat?

nixon33 said...

Why not give Lowell the KC series off, and let Casey play

thats what theyre gonna do.

nixon33 said...

xavier nady hr, makes it 8-5.
ugh

phil said...

Nady homer. 8-5 MFYs.

redsock said...

More importantly:

DET - 010 010
FKR - 000 000

redsock said...

don intros tappen, then i see clouds.

boooo mlbtv.

redsock said...

Allan, did you know that Yahoo Sports keeps you up to date and in the know? In no time flat?

Keep watching.

Keep watching.

Keep watching.

Keep watching.

Keep watching.

A little night musing said...

Now I just had to turn down the SBN and turn up the Yahoo! sports ad, so i could enjoy it along with you.

Oh, my, there's another one!


And another one!

Patrick said...

This man can do no wrong.

redsock said...

Forgot the OPS+ today:

Bay - 294
Manny - 248

Joe Grav said...

better than a bunt!

redsock said...

BOWENBALLA!

Joe Grav said...

It is absolutely downpouring in Revere.

I can hear the thunder on TV a few seconds after I hear it in real life.

efd said...

whoa, some loud thunder on NESN!

Joe Grav said...

boooooooo!

redsock said...

The sky was angry that day, my friends. Like CHB when Manny had a great game.

Joe Grav said...

OK, call the game now

redsock said...

TARP TIME!

Joe Grav said...

Angels have 2 on with 2 out

L-girl said...

Did anybody tell you Dale & Dave are ragging on Jon Sterling? Dave O'B does a dead-on impersonation. "I'll tell you, Susan, in life..."

They never mention him by name, of course.

Just popped in to let you know. Back to work.

redsock said...

rays got 1 in 7th, have 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

redsock said...

Did anybody tell you Dale & Dave are ragging on Jon Sterling? Dave O'B does a dead-on impersonation. "I'll tell you, Susan, in life..."

I would love to hear that.

ish said...

Finally when I get back from having my cable knocked out. Pretty feisty electrical storm here. Had one hit about 500 feet away from here.

efd said...

The sky was angry that day, my friends. Like CHB when Manny had a great game

heh.

Extra Innings is still showing the NESN feed, I would have expected the "rain delay" slide by now.

Joe Grav said...

mfy fans complain about not getting a call about 5 feet off the plate

ish said...

Can't believe it's 8-5 MFY.

But the bases are loaded with Tex coming to the plate against Chocolate Rain.

Joe Grav said...

loaded for Texiera

ish said...

Strange-sounding PA announcer at Yankee Stadium.

efd said...

so these yahoo ads are on the gameday audio feed? I've never listened to that...

ish said...

GRAND SLAM TEX!!!!

Joe Grav said...

SWEATY GRAND DONG!!!!!!!

efd said...

yeah!!! Teixeira slam!!!

s1c said...

Girardi can't bring in his new reliever because Tex is 5-6

Tex dong!!!!

Grand Angel Dong!!!

Joe Grav said...

TEIXERA IS AMAZING

phil said...

Grand slam Teix. 9-8 LAAAAAAAA

redsock said...

yahoo ads on mlbtv.

it's always that and various players telling me to watch mlbtv -- which i obviously am already watching.

still, it is better than actual commercials.

Joe Grav said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

efd said...

Kay: A *crushung* blow to the Yankees...

Joe Grav said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

efd said...

er, crushIng

redsock said...

SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

A little night musing said...

I don't know if they are on the audio feed. They are on the MLB.TV broadcasts, whenever there is a commercial break, alternating with the annoying (when the sound is on) MLB.TV ads that say "keep watching".

My goodness, that woman has an irritating voice.

redsock said...

and the tigers get out of it

end of 7, det 2-1.

phil said...

Detroit ends the 7th still up 2-1.

redsock said...

gotta switch over and see that salami dong when video goes up..

A Conformer said...

That Teix guy... I like him.

A little night musing said...

heh heh heh...

efd said...

ish, I noticed yesterday the PA announcer at Yankee Stadium sounded weird, almost like a fan who won a contest or something. Haven't caught enough of today's game to be able to tell if it's the same guy.

nixon33 said...

TEX, FINALLY doing something!
BWAAHAHAHAHHAAA

efd said...

ah, got it. I don't have mlb.tv

redsock said...

It's (chocolate) raining dongs! Hallelujah!

phil said...

Any ETA on the sox game?

L-girl said...

I would love to hear that.

Quite amusing.

nixon33 said...

obviously i hope the yankees lose, but i especially hope they lose by one run cause of the jeter/abreboo play

s1c said...

Will probably be awhile for the Sox game, NESN just went to ultimate Red Sox program.

redsock said...

SoSH Game Thread:

"Teixiera becomes a true Red Sock"

"And the Yanks fans boo the team off... hahaha"

phil said...

Fucking Aybar.

Joe Grav said...

God damnit Aybar.

nixon33 said...

SoSH:

How do you not use Rivera in that spot? Just awful managing

Girardi is waiting to bring him into a tie game in the ninth.

phil said...

Fucking throwing error. 9-9.

nixon33 said...

as i said before:

the fucking angelcunts of assholeheim

Joe Grav said...

That's some lame-ass shit, right there.

phil said...

Yeah, but it's still misogynistic when you say that.

efd said...

jesus christ, that was terrible in the MFY game.

phil said...

Sheff dong. 3-1 Detroit.

kkh said...

For those of you who haven't experienced the wonderful MLB.tv commercials, they're offering a free 5-day trial of the premium service now.

Joe Grav said...

Jeter intangibly grounds out and fails to bring home the runner from 3rd.

A little night musing said...

I've just realized... I can use Mosaic!

Downloading...

redsock said...

Come on, GDGD, put up the grand dong video!

nixon33 said...

DOUBLE PLAY FOR AROD, PLEASE!

Joe Grav said...

Suckbag.

redsock said...

Mosaic!

My computer crashed when I tried downloading it a couple of years ago. I would think you need a very fast computer to have it work correctly.

When they debuted that, they were still having serious troubles with GDGD. They were too busy bringing out new bells and whistles to fix the basic shit that was screwing up.

Maybe it's better now.

phil said...

Fucking Figgins.

nixon33 said...

FIGGING YOU MOTHERFUCKING CUNT FUCK ASS SHIT FUCKFACE MOTEHRFUCLER>

redsock said...

Way to go, Figgy

phil said...

Hinske homer. 3-2 Detroit.

redsock said...

Hinske dong - DET 3-2, bot 8th

A little night musing said...

I would think you need a very fast computer to have it work correctly.

So I've heard. I'm running it on a Mac Mini. We shall see.

Joe Grav said...

In case you were wondering, Sox Appeal sucks.

phil said...

Crapulence.

phil said...

I'm going to go back to staring at the frozen Sox/As GDGD screen. At least no one's shitting the bed there.

A little night musing said...

OK, it's working. Cool!

I am, of course, blacked out from the MFY game.

A little night musing said...

Dodgers game just started...

Joe Grav said...

Wow, fuck the Angels.

efd said...

Farnsworth just gave up a 2-run HR to Upton, TB now leads 4-3.

I think I'll just turn the TV off for a while.

redsock said...

I should stop with the updates, at least when I'm at work. You guys are faster on them.

phil said...

GDGD says the Sox game is about to resume.

efd said...

oooh, feed just came back on Extra Innings!

A little night musing said...

And, you know, fuck the Rays too.

phil said...

And we're back. And Tek Ks.

redsock said...

ALNM: Very nice addendum post on Manny. He's great, isn't he?

Joe Grav said...

Wow, Fuck Detroit, too

Joe Grav said...

I put it back and we scored a run. What happened?

phil said...

Detroit will drop back below .500 if they lose this.

phil said...

At least we know how to score some runs.

Joe Grav said...

MFY with 14 runs in 4 innings

phil said...

Tek K. Coco sac fly to center.

Patrick said...

WRKO IS FED UP!

efd said...

another sac fly from Coco scored Bay from 3rd

phil said...

Granderson dong. 4-4 Detroit.

A little night musing said...

Thanks, redsock.

The thing that made me kinda sad last night was that Manny never seemed to crack a smile, except, maybe a bit after the HR. The camera would catch him after he made a catch or whatever and he was just furrowing his brow.

OK, maybe I'm reading too much into it, but you know I love his smile.

Patrick said...

well, 96.7 is. 104.9 is fine.

Joe Grav said...

DETROIT TIES IT IN THE NINTH!

efd said...

ALNM, which thread is your Manny comment in?

Joe Grav said...

furrowing his brow.

Don't you mean...... RESPECTING THE GAME?

redsock said...

jeemer time

dice: 6-4-2-2-8, 105

A little night musing said...

Manny singles, drives in a run.

redsock said...

It's at her blog. Click her name.

Joe Grav said...

manny!

A little night musing said...

efd, we're referring to an entry on my blog.

And joe: My bad. Respecting the game, it is. He's very respectful today, too. :(

efd said...

It's at her blog

oh! thanks, I was thinking it was around here somewhere.

Joe Grav said...

Awesome blog ALNM. And I see "I Don't Like Mondays" in your favorite music...be still my heart

phil said...

Final 14-9 MFYs.

redsock said...

oh sure he takes off his mask for *that*.

Joe Grav said...

Fuckin' yanks.

redsock said...

remy: evacuated the airy-err.

Joe Grav said...

Come on Oki.

A little night musing said...

The thing about having several games open in Mosaic is that it increases the probability that, at any given moment, the Yahoo! sports ad is playing.

phil said...

I miss lights-out Okajima.

redsock said...

3rd out, jeems. 3rd out.

phil said...

That'll do.

redsock said...

thanks, man.

Patrick said...

I miss lights-out Okajima.

I like this effective Okaji. Not '07, but he's been good.

redsock said...

WTF? No video of Tex's GS at GDGD!

Patrick said...

Ughh, these fish n chips are a belly ache. I'm not so excited about them anymore.

redsock said...

10th in Tamper

phil said...

Detroit sends it to extras.

phil said...

Street in the 7th, eh.

redsock said...

I signed up for BR's game previews (the thing I linked to every game). I just got today's email. 4:40 PM.

All but 2 games have started and five are done. Not good, BR.

Patrick said...

Teixeira who?!?!?!

Joe Grav said...

As soon as that got up, I thought, please smash into the scoreboard to make that CLANG sound.

Joe Grav said...

Let's go, gimp

Joe Grav said...

Remy chooses now to bring up the topic of Manny

nixon33 said...

he's going to be seeing a lot of this since MBM is gone

efd said...

A's taking a chance trying to set up a DP with an IBB to the speedy Ortiz.

phil said...

Cab dong. 5-4 Detroit.

redsock said...

Bring on the BBIs!
More baserunners is always good.
Now bat Bay 4th.

Joe Grav said...

NICE. Go, you Tigers.

ish said...

Not having a good go of it today. We lost cable during a thunderstorm, then I get connected again, come back here, and then we lose power.

redsock said...

Hey Remy - Decent chance Manny does not do that.

ish said...

5-4 Detroit top 10th!

Joe Grav said...

ah, chit

A little night musing said...

joe, I heard the Rats perform that song for the first time ever, as a third or fourth encore. They had basically run out of things to play and they sang it a capella, not having worked out the instrumentation yet. Geldof explained that he'd just written it and gave us the background story.

It was a night to remember.

And, IIRC, cost me $5.

redsock said...

MDC

redsock said...

looks like 2 on for rays in the bot 10

A little night musing said...

Hey Remy - Decent chance Manny does not do that.

Whappen?

Joe Grav said...

Allan just sent me a bootleg of that very show (thank you, Allan!). That's so awesome.

A watered-down version of the Rats (no Geldof) is currently on tour in the UK, and they might be going to Canada next year... if they do I am there

redsock said...

joe, I heard the Rats perform that song for the first time ever, as a third or fourth encore.

I think i just sent joe a link to a recording of that show....

redsock said...

Lowell whiffed.

nixon33 said...

eh, today looked like it was gonna be a MFY loss, a FKR loss, and a sox win. at least we will win and the rays will lose. but it would have been nice if the chokers lost too.

redsock said...

See? I did send it to him!

A little night musing said...

ish, get all that bad luck out of the way early, then the rest of the month will be smooth sailing.

efd said...

Redsock, I think your update is off - it's two on for Detroit, new pitcher in for TB.

A little night musing said...

I think i just sent joe a link to a recording of that show....

Me too plz?

efd said...

(your update source, that is)

redsock said...

Hmmm GDGD has the arrow pointing down (home team) with men on. Not that they are gospel.

ish said...

Some fans were chanting Jack Cust's batting average.

ish said...

ish, get all that bad luck out of the way early, then the rest of the month will be smooth sailing.

I'm hoping for it. I am owed a lot of good luck after these last few days, heh.

redsock said...

B-Rats.

Joe Grav said...

Wow, tough call ump

redsock said...

Framed by Varitek.

Sounds like they are chanting what his BA would be if he makes an out. He's at .228 but they were chanting .226. Remy says they have been doing it all day.

efd said...

maybe GDGD was confused by the pitching change... Granderson up, 2 0n, 3-2 count and 2 outs

Amy said...

Hi, all.

Was there a rain delay? For a bit, I could no update on my cellphone.

Joe Grav said...

in Britain, they were mostly referred to as "The Rats," but in America, their promo team went with "The Boomers," to try to get radio stations to forget the fact that, as a PR gag, they sent dead rats preserved in formaldehyde to various stations to mark their arrival in America

efd said...

aaand Granderson struck out.

redsock said...

Amy asking about a rain delay. I guess she missed the main page of the blog. :>)

Joe Grav said...

nice!

Amy said...

Who bothers to read the main page? All I care about are the comments. ;)

Thanks. So odd that we have had absolutely nothing but sun all day and that Boston, just across the bay, had rain again.

Patrick said...

Eff you lightning! Finally i can use the internet again.

ish said...

Eff you lightning! Finally i can use the internet again.

Did you lose cable, or power?

We lost cable, got it back, then lost power and got that back.

Patrick said...

I still get confused when I see A. LaRoche in the Pittsburg scores. I think, isn't Adam on the DL?

Joe Grav said...

That 2003 Red Sox offense was ridiculous.

ish said...

Dave O'Brien doesn't know how to pronounce Woburn.

Patrick said...

I have no cable. The power stayed on, thankfully. All is ok here in Kingston.

Joe Grav said...

Let's go Tek.

Amy said...

WOO-burn. Like Wuster and PEEbidy.

Massachusetts is so weird.

Amy said...

Come on, Tek. You can do it.

Patrick said...

Or Haver Hill

A little night musing said...

Mosaic is not doing much for my ADHD.

Amy said...

Where is the Tek I saw last night? Still SASAHE today.

efd said...

WOO-burn. Like Wuster and PEEbidy.

not to mention GLOSSter and LESSter!

Joe Grav said...

Mosaic is not doing much for my ADHD.

That's why I'm afraid to get MLB.tv

redsock said...

Bot ready to snuff the A's.

Joe Grav said...

and Reveah!

Amy said...

Hummingbird on my geraniums! So teensy.

Joe Grav said...

Ra-VEEA!*

efd said...

ALNM, how many games have you got going?

Ben said...

Were they booing Tek there?

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