August 23, 2008

G129: Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 0

Red Sox   - 000 000 000 -  0  4  1
Blue Jays - 214 220 00x - 11 16 0
Lester (2.1-8-7-2-2, 78) turned in his shortest outing of the year. He had pitched at least seven innings in each of his last eight starts (dating back to the end of June) and in 11 of his last 12 starts.

Lester:
Nothing was really working. I was rushing through my delivery, not a good tempo. When I did get the ground balls that I needed, they weren't at people. It just wasn't my day. Basically everything you don't want to do, I did today.
***

Jon Lester (3.17, 142 ERA+) / Jesse Litsch (4.20, 101 ERA+)

Josh Beckett has inflammation in his right elbow. The Globe says Beckett's next start is now moved up to this Friday against the White Sox. Terry Francona says Tim Wakefield will come off the DL and pitch on Tuesday in New York.

Also: Rays/White Sox at 3;45, Yankees/Orioles at 7, and Twins/Angels at 9.

141 comments:

redsock said...

Ellsbury, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Lowrie, 3B
Varitek, C
Cora, SS
Crisp, CF

Scutaro, 2B
Bautista, 3B
Rios, RF
Wells, CF
Lind, LF
Barajas, C
Overbay, 1B
Mench, DH
McDonald, SS

redsock said...

Just noticed that blogger Red Sox Chick is now Toeing The Rubber.

A Conformer said...

So, the question marks keep mounting. But if Wake can come back, and Daisuke manages to go more than 6 tomorrow, I think we're still in good shape. As long as the Rays remember how to lose sometime soon.

redsock said...

Just put up a post about Bay playing Canada. The BJ game threader who ragged on Buffy last night did not know that those "at Montreal" games were actually played in Puerto Rico.

phil said...

I hear Joe Biden throws a mean knuckleball.

redsock said...

From SoSH:

Per Amelie on the pre-game show: The team still believes the tingling/numbness is coming from the way Beckett sleeps, so they have him sleeping in a protective sleeve to keep his arm straight (which Beckett says is more of a cast). Weird ... he's probably been sleeping the same way his whole life, I wonder why it would start affecting him now.

*********

I don't feel comfortable buying the sleep angle. I'd like to be wrong.

redsock said...

Looks like Wake, Byrd and Lester against the Chokers.

nixon33 said...

WHAT THE FUCK?! why is red sox baseball blacked out here in NYC on my direct-tv???

theres no other games on right now? and no NY team on the fox broadcast!
did you guys say mlb.tv is free this week?

redsock said...

joe and dave think lyndon was out. but no squawk from the jays.

Zenslinger said...

Safe! Go go LBJ.

It's on MLB.tv. Saturday can be brutal on seeing games. Often even with the DirectV package, they only get the Fox games in The Bar on Saturdays. Stupid.

nixon33 said...

I CANT SEE IT ON MLB.TV?!?!

i know the whoe deal with the sat. games. i'v lived out of market for years now. just trying to figure out why THERE ARE NO OTHER GAMES AND THE ARE BLACKING IT OUT?!?!!?

nixon33 said...

do i have to sign up like im actually buying an account, then cancel it after 5 days?

Zenslinger said...

why THERE ARE NO OTHER GAMES AND THE ARE BLACKING IT OUT?!?!!?

MLB.tv is regional as well. I'm in San Francisco. But often I find that Saturday is just a bad day for being blacked out, even on MLB.tv. I really don't understand the whys and wherefores of it.

nixon33 said...

zen,
ive caled d-tv complaining so many times about this. yeah im, "that guy".

they explained to me that they have to purchase rights to the games ahead of time, and sometimes they just dont purchase the rights. and thats when i go nuts.

phil said...

Squander.

redsock said...

sometimes they just dont purchase the rights

Ehhhh, we didn't feel like offering you that today.

...

Dave and Joe again broadcasting their staggering ignorance of Moneyball. ... I sense a blog post developing!

redsock said...

LOB-otomy.

A Conformer said...

do i have to sign up like im actually buying an account, then cancel it after 5 days?

Yep, that's the idea. There ain't such thing as a free lunch. And btw, mlbtv is working for me, so i don't think they're blacking everything out because of Fox.

nixon33 said...

am i the only asshole that cant figure out how to ge this "free trial"? fuck it im just gonna pay the 19 bucks...

redsock said...

Joe Grav spent the night in Chez L-Sock. He's at the game today with about 70-80 soccer buddies. If you see a huge sea of red in the 500 level with a big-ass banner, that's them (LF side of the park, I think). They are going to the Toronto FC/Revolution game later on.

redsock said...

mlbtv is blacking me the fuck out - though i am in toronto, less than a mile from the skydome, so ...

Amy said...

Enjoy the game, folks. Much too nice a day for me to be inside, even with Lester pitching.

Go Sox!

Zenslinger said...

Toronto announcers on about Lester's "bright future".

At what point do we realize that Lester's bright future is now?

kkh said...

The MLB A/V page shows which games are blacked out due to the Fox nat'l broadcast rights.

Of course, you're also subject to the regional blackouts based on the home market claimed by each team.

Zenslinger said...

Oooh, their graphics spell the word "Defence"!

A Conformer said...

mlbtv is blacking me the fuck out - though i am in toronto, less than a mile from the skydome, so ...

Isn't it supposed to be blacked you out if they're showing it on Rogers?

L-girl said...

Does everyone know JoS's own Joe Grav is at all three games this weekend? Staying at Casa L-Sock.

L-girl said...

Isn't it supposed to be blacked you out if they're showing it on Rogers?

Yes.

redsock said...

Does everyone know JoS's own Joe Grav is at all three games this weekend? Staying at Casa L-Sock.

I just said that, Don.

phil said...

Shite.

Zenslinger said...

Fuck fuck fuck.

L-girl said...

I just said that, Don.

I can't read most of the thread. Weird things going on with my computer. Hence my question, "Does everyone know..."

So the answer is yes.

redsock said...

merde

redsock said...

vernon drags a little cloud over lester's bright future!

phil said...

I'd be feeling better about this if we'd scored a couple runs in the top of the inning.

redsock said...

x-minute wait for litsch...

redsock said...

PC:
lester 26
litsch 25

A Conformer said...

I hope you enjoyed that inning, BJs, because that's all Lester gonna give you tonight.

nixon33 said...

"Records show that your account is currently logged in on multiple computers. Customers are not permitted concurrent use of a single subscription"


WTF?????

redsock said...

nix - delete cookies/history and start again?

redsock said...

tek - 7 of last 17, up to .222!

Lord Lynch said...

Loving this commentary....

Who are these goons?

phil said...

Ok, take two.

nick said...

...or somewhere else.

redsock said...

barajas get hit in the nutz?

nick said...

sure seemed that way. Don/Remi said it looked like it hit him in the thigh... then on the replay it was "...or somewhere else".

nixon33 said...

nix - delete cookies/history and start again?

TO NO AVAIL!

AGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!

phil said...

Feels like Ellsbury's taking lots more pitches per plate appearance these days.

redsock said...

sox strand a pair yet again.

redsock said...

check your email, nix

nick said...

so, I was thinking, I've never actually gone to nesn.com. I head on over and find this question:

What do Don, Jerry,and Heidi have in common? Think tropical islands.

I'm guessing they all boinked Varitek after drinking too many sex-on-the-beaches.

redsock said...

If anyone was trying to listen to that Lars Anderson podcast, they could not reach him, so they'll try some other show.

redsock said...

Maybe I never posted about that interview. ...

redsock said...

get it together, lester.
gotta hold 'em.

redsock said...

PC:

Lester: 26-29 = 55
Litsch: 25-25 = 50

Yeesh.

redsock said...

Red Sox on pace to have 18 LOB! Woo hoo!

nick said...

next inning they'll leave 'em loaded to keep on pace for 18 LOB.

nick said...

I'm going to go off and watch the game on tv w/ emma for a while.

later.

redsock said...

LOB
Record for a 9-inning game is 20!
New York vs Boston, September 21, 1956
Sox won 13-7

9 teams have left 18.

A Conformer said...

Fucking Cora. He's actually been serviceable on offense, but just horrible on defense.

redsock said...

NYY LOB in that game:
322 313 222 - 20!

Wow.

redsock said...

chris smith up in pen.

redsock said...

shit fuck piss

b2b doubles from overbay and mench = 6-0.

A Conformer said...

Record for a 9-inning game is 20!
New York vs Boston, September 21, 1956
Sox won 13-7


It looks like we'll need 13 runs today.

redsock said...

good thing joe grabbed a ticket off the street last night and saw the win. this is ugly. not saying we'll lose but ...

another single. fuckin a sid.

phil said...

Can't say I'm enjoying this.

A Conformer said...

Man, Lester just looked bad from pitch 1. You think he might've slept on his arm wrong?

redsock said...

worst/annoying thing about being there on a day like today is that the jays fans love giving it to sox fans -- while they act like their own team is 128-0.

i fuckin hate those fuckin ignorant assholes.

redsock said...

way to go, chris "not jere" smith.

a comeback would be amazingly sweet against these fucksticks.

ish said...

What the eff?

69 comments and it's over an hour before even the RAYS game starts?

ish said...

SHIT!

My calendar said 7:07!

ish said...

DOUBLE SHIT! It's 7-0!

I guess I haven't missed much, on the Red Sox side of things.

ish said...

I love inertia sometimes... Cora's body stops, but his helmet keeps going.

redsock said...

radio dolts wondering what "mopar" means
try google -- you'll have the answer in 1.2 seconds.

redsock said...

ococ injury delay?

nixon33 said...

this is looking pretty, grim, and i'm not just talking about this game in particular. maybe it's just everything piling on at once, manny, beckett, drew, etc. ugh.

ish said...

radio dolts wondering what "mopar" means
try google -- you'll have the answer in 1.2 seconds.


0.8

Coco had dirt and shit in his eyes.

redsock said...

o'brien and castig talking about people emailing them. what's the address?

ish said...

No idea. How do you e-mail someone when they don't tell you their e-mail address?

ish said...

I discovered, for the first time this summer, a humongous wasp nest attached to the garage here, that is literally as big as a basketball.

redsock said...

they gave the name of the corporation they work for, but i did not catch it.

i went to weei and their contact page has no email.

ish said...

Cock.

ish said...

entercom

ish said...

At this point, I really wish someone's playing a trick on me and the game really does start at 7:05.

phil said...

Still the fourth inning, eh? This'll be a long one.

nixon33 said...

who do we root for tonight? TB or CHI?
at this point im almost rooting more for the WC until we play tampa ourselves...

redsock said...

I think I hold my nose and root for Ozzie. 5.5 GB would not be good.

ish said...

Just turned off the radio. STOP TALKING ABOUT GODDAMN MOPAR.

nick said...

on to the 5th. oh fuckin' yay.

ish said...

You know what that means...

You're openly rooting for Hawk to actually talk.

redsock said...

dear sox: don't let the jays score in every inning. seriously. don't.

nixon33 said...

its scary to think that the yanks even have a tiny shot at being in the playoffs. or within striking distance when we play eachother.
what sucks even worse is that no matter what their chances are, they can always play spoilers. and if thats not motivation enough for them, knocking the sox out of the playoffs too.

ish said...

I think the day after Elimination Day for the Yankees, they're still going to say they're still in it.

ish said...

Little fist pump by Litsch. Big strikeout there in a 9-0 game.

redsock said...

Hawk can talk. As long as I can't hear him.

redsock said...

talent > motivation

...

so fuck 'em

ish said...

Timlin's warming in the bullpen... Appropriate spot in the game for him, but in the 5th inning you'd like to think you can come back. Well, 6th inning coming up.

Oh well. Rather see Timlin here now than Smith. 10-0.

nixon33 said...

and burnett pitches tomorrow.
ugh

redsock said...

oh fuck a shit ass piss

nixon33 said...

"Turn around. Touch your toes. cough"

ish said...

...only 123 days until Christmas.

redsock said...

Gotta turn off the audio.
With a blowout, these guys are as dull as watching the grass grow.

ish said...

Gotta turn off the audio.
With a blowout, these guys are as dull as watching the grass grow.


Heh. You were able to last an inning longer than me.

nixon33 said...

alter i'll see you guys tonight for the MFY game/TB game if you guys are around. i cant stand this shit anymore.

L-girl said...

Every time I tune in, Jays have gotten another 2 runs.

ish said...

I asked my sister where she's sitting...

Her answer: section 126, row 33, seat 110.

How am I supposed to know where the hell that is?

redsock said...

David Lee Roth - Vocal Track for Runnin' With The Devil

Interesting!

A Conformer said...

Is Cora pitching the 8th?

ish said...

Large family spat going on..

Makes losing 11-0 feel like winning.

redsock said...

Diamond Dave, baby!

...

I'll be here -- got nowhere to go until midnight.

redsock said...

Oh God!
Oh God!
I'm running!

kkh said...

Rogers Centre seating map :-)

redsock said...

The weirdest thing is I have no idea how I found that page.

IT WAS ONLY 13 FUCKING MINUTES AGO -- why am I blanking on where I saw the link?

ish said...

Feels a lot like 2005 doesn't it?

phil said...

At least they didn't score in every inning.

L-girl said...

*yawn*

A Conformer said...

(from behind a barricade:)

So, L-girl, what do you think of Joe Biden?

L-girl said...

So, L-girl, what do you think of Joe Biden?

Same as I think of all the Democrats.

No need to duck. :)

A Conformer said...

Yeah, I know. It was just a bad joke, seeing as the thread is (not surprisingly) dead

phil said...

Le sigh.

A Conformer said...

Oh, well. We'll get them tomorrow. And Daisuke better go 7-8 innings, cause our pen is spent.

L-girl said...

Yeah, I know. It was just a bad joke, seeing as the thread is (not surprisingly) dead

Maybe not a bad joke, seeing as many threaders want to see me lose it, for entertainment value.

***

I bet Joe Grav is glad he went to last night's game. His group didn't have tickets for it, he just bought a ticket on the street and went by himself.

Amy said...

Boy, am I glad I went out instead of watching the game. Even Lester sucked. I am depressed.

redsock said...

FKR - 000 001
CWS - 000 11

redsock said...

FKR - 000 001 04
CWS - 000 111 0

FUCKING RAYS!
FUCK!
FUCK!
FUCK!
FUCK!
FUCK!
FUCK!
FUCK!
FUCK!
FUCKING RAYS!

ish said...

my sentiments exactly.

redsock said...

Alright, Wheeler, time for you to choke it away.

redsock said...

FKR - 000 001 040 - 5 8 0
CWS - 000 111 000 - 3 4 0

5.5 GB in the East
&
0.5 GB in the WC

ish said...

5.5, but still leading the WC

redsock said...

Is it now the Twins in the WC and the CWS in 1st in the Central?

redsock said...

Is Pavano still expected to start? :>)

ish said...

Is it now the Twins in the WC and the CWS in 1st in the Central?

Nope. Twins leading Central at the moment. Chicago went into yesterday leading, lost - Twins won, took over Central.

ish said...

Pavano's getting ready to throw his first pitch.

Sterling: "Nobody in the world knows how Carl Pavano is going to pitch tonight. Nobody knows."

ish said...

High chop to Cano who throws wildly past first base, Roberts is safe.

ish said...

How's work going?

I'm bored. I'm listening to the Yankees game on the radio, and watching, gasp. nascar.

redsock said...

Very slow. I'm debating whether to watch the MFY or attempt to peel myself away from the computer screen.

redsock said...

NYY - 20
BAL - 03

Pavano so far: 2-6-3-1-1, 50

Shatner was ejected for something in the 3rd.

smwwjapan said...

Wow! What a disaster! Us Canadians have caused a lot of pain to our beloved Red Sox over the years.
I live in Japan but am coming to Boston in September for an event at Fenway Park.

Sports Management Worldwide Japan opening at Fenway Park
great site!

ish said...

Ended up going out for ice cream. A better way to spend an evening. Although I'm still not fond of riding in the car these days. I'd rather drive.

L-girl said...

"Us Canadians"??

nixon33 said...

the yanks are alive