August 24, 2008

G130: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5 (11)

Red Sox   - 004 000 100 01 - 6  9  0
Blue Jays - 200 102 000 00 - 5 9 0
Coco Crisp's home run tied the game in the eighth, Jed Lowrie's second career dong gave the Red Sox a lead in the 11th and Manny Declarmen got the save -- though he needed 26 nerve-wracking pitches -- striking out Jose Bautista with a man on first.

Vernon Wells -- a one-man wrecking crew this weekend (6-for-9, with 3 home runs) -- hit a two-run shot in the first; he also added an RBI double in the sixth.

Burnett had made quick work of the Sox in the first two innings, throwing only 19 pitches, but Boston forced him to throw 32 pitches in the third. With one out, Burnett walked Alex Cora and Crisp, the two guys at the bottom of the order. He got Jacoby Ellsbury on a pop-up for the second out, but Dustin Pedroia blasted AJ's first pitch -- a high and inside 96-mph fastball -- to deep left for a three-run home run.

David Ortiz doubled and Kevin Youkilis singled him in and Boston led 4-2.

***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.77, 163 ERA+) / A.J. Burnett (4.51, 94 ERA+)

Nick Cafardo, Globe:
Your starting shortstop, third baseman, right fielder, and No. 1 pitcher are out with injuries. One of your young starters was so bad he had to be demoted to Double A. You lost to a division rival, 11-0, yesterday as your other top hurler, Jon Lester, was pummeled and lasted 2.1 innings. Your wild-card lead is teetering.

How are you feeling right about now?
David Ortiz:
We'll be fine, bro. We go through this shit every year. At the end of the day, we'll take another ring with us.
***

Dice vs Toronto on April 30: 7-2-0-2-4

Burnett vs Boston on May 1: 7.2-3-0-5-5

Also: Yankees/Orioles at 1:30, Rays/White Sox at 2, Twins/Angels at 3:30.

We are 5.5 GB in the East, .5 GA of Chicago for the WC.

499 comments:

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ish said...

A.J. Pierzynski... ACTOR OF THE YEAR. That was awesome!

ish said...

I love how the umpires confer... ALL FOUR umpires, and they move him to THIRD!

redsock said...

god these tv guys are splooging over pierzynski

ish said...

Has Maddon Magic run its course?

redsock said...

his instincts are amazing. yeah OK.

meanwhile ozzie has a messahe for the FKR

ish said...

TBS guys see that as a terrible call.

A Conformer said...

Pierzynski with a soccer-like dive. He should get a yellow card.

phil said...

It's sad for baseball when umps blow a call like that, but it's also sad for the FKR.

redsock said...

oh god i cannot take these tv guys. i'll watch in silence, thanx

phil said...

Aybar gets the "error" too.

redsock said...

it is a terrible call ...

... heh heh heh ...

ish said...

Chip Caray and Buck Martinez on TBS.

Maddon going with 5 infielders...

A Conformer said...

Walking the bases loaded. A HBP wins it.

nixon33 said...

girardi i like some he-man version of ben stiller.

nixon33 said...

IS like, rather

ish said...

This reminds me of the Red Sox doing the five infielders thing.

phil said...

Line drive up the middle could be an inside-the-park grandslam.

redsock said...

this batter is skinny!

ish said...

GAME OVER!!!!!

redsock said...

tryin for the salami dong right away - come on asshole, just one.

phil said...

FKR LOSE

redsock said...

THE RAYS LOSE

THHEWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE RAYS LOSE

redsock said...

good work alexei --

now over to baltimore!

phil said...

Now if only Baltimore could eke out a win.

redsock said...

and a different ramirez gives us a mummy!!!

A Conformer said...

That YeeYes! thing they do when they win is really comical. But the FKR finally lose, and on a really weird 10th inning, too.

redsock said...

fruitbat in in the 8th, 2 outs, bird on first, 8-7 ny

redsock said...

this is mo's first batter. marte was in before

redsock said...

CI 0-for-5.

phil said...

Payton still sucks.

redsock said...

that was inside, ump giving f-bat extra inches

A Conformer said...

Aw, shit, I can't watch the MFY choking cause I'm in VA. Oh, well... they'll still choke without me.

nixon33 said...

the O's suck.

redsock said...

mlb sucks for many reason,s but damn, it is amazing having the ability to watch all these games via computer.

redsock said...

maybe they can get lucky with a one-swing dong in the bottom half.

off to make tea.

redsock said...

I think today's game might have been the first butterfly-inducing, must-win game of the summer.

Jere said...

The final sign off from TBS: The Rays over the White Sox, 6-5....

phil said...

Os remain fairly useless.

redsock said...

who's up? dave roberts?

A Conformer said...

The final sign off from TBS: The Rays over the White Sox, 6-5....

Shit, I was so confident in them losing, after I saw them lose. Guess we'll have to wait for another day. Fucking Rays.

redsock said...

ALIVE!

...

BB - that's how it starts!

Jere said...

4 pitch walk for Mo

Jere said...

steal second, Dave Roberts...

redsock said...

One swing = win.

Do it.

nixon33 said...

GET IT DONE!!!!!!

phil said...

Nicely done.

ish said...

I think today's game might have been the first butterfly-inducing, must-win game of the summer.

Me too. Seems like many others felt that way.

Roberts steals second, advances to third on the E2!

redsock said...

SB - E2

man on third.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Jere said...

And he DOES steal! And goes to third! Come on, wild pitch..

redsock said...

same pitc mo got last inning called a ball there. 1-2.

phil said...

Boo.

nixon33 said...

right down the fucking middle you cunt

redsock said...

fucknuts

nice pitch. fucking o's.

ish said...

Damn.

ish said...

Oh well.

Tuesday is going to be fun.

redsock said...

why do batters always deliberately stand there and let rivera strike them out? why?

Jere said...

right down the middle of the right gutter

A Conformer said...

Well, with the MFY sweeping the O's, I think my last place Yankees dream is shattered. Wait till next year, I guess.

redsock said...

Tuesday is going to be fun.

The Yankees are dead, now we need to properly dispose of the corpse.

A Conformer said...

Since I don't have anything better to do, I'll now watch the end of the Twins game

ish said...

Well, with the MFY sweeping the O's, I think my last place Yankees dream is shattered. Wait till next year, I guess.

It can still happen... right?

Of course, the other side is true. Can you believe people still think the Yankees still have a comeback in them?

nixon33 said...

TUES WED THURS IS YET ANOTHER CHANCE FOR US TO PUT THEM AWAY.
PLEASE GET IT DONE, I"LL BE THROWING UP THE WHOLE TIME.

A Conformer said...

Oh, fuck, bad timing.

redsock said...

LAAAAAAAAAAAAA now trailing only 3-2.

redsock said...

I think L heard the Jays announcers saying they needed to do well in the Sox series to keep their playoff hopes alive.

PLEASE! That is laughable. And the Yankees are only a 2-3 games better than Toronto.

A Conformer said...

OK, good timing. Reversed HR call, it was foul.

redsock said...

MIN: 101 001 0
LAA: 000 001 1

redsock said...

There has been no work here. What will I do when this Twins game is done?

redsock said...

MIN: 101 001 00
LAA: 000 001 1

nixon33 said...

CAN THE AC of AHH win today too?

A Conformer said...

I think L heard the Jays announcers saying they needed to do well in the Sox series to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Oh, yeah, they were talking about the game being a critical one for both teams' postseason hopes, and about how you have to give credit to Ricciardi for not trading Burnett, because that would've been throwing the towel, and they wouldn't be contending without his 6 straight wins. Talk about delusions.

ish said...

:D

A Conformer said...

There has been no work here. What will I do when this Twins game is done?

Wait 2 hours and watch Manny over in LA?

BTW, did you catch soft-spoken Gretchen Bliler (or however you spell that) in the Yahoo Sports ad yet?

redsock said...

Tying run for the LAA on 2nd with 0 outs.

redsock said...

BTW, did you catch soft-spoken Gretchen Bliler (or however you spell that) in the Yahoo Sports ad yet?

Forgot.

Better tune in.

redsock said...

I can't believe I'm putting my earphones on to hear a commercial.

Right now, I'm getting 2 rounds of a Sharp TV commercial.

redsock said...

Vlad up with tying run on 2nd. 0 outs.

Hacking away!

redsock said...

TRIPLE off CF Wall.

tied!

redsock said...

Gomez played that poorly, like LBJ at Fenway, leapt too soon and off line.

redsock said...

LA better take the lead here.
Guy on 3rd, 0 outs.

A Conformer said...

I can't believe I'm putting my earphones on to hear a commercial.

I hope I didn't build up any expectations... she just doesn't talk like an idiot, nothing more than that.

redsock said...

I'm scared I may have to listen to Michael Kay a couple of times this week.

redsock said...

Torii K.

redsock said...

mrs. garrett vs fraiser crain.

redsock said...

ANDERSON TRIPLE TO RIGHT!!!!!!!

4-3 LA

A Conformer said...

Two triples in an inning for LAAA. Looks like the Twins are going back to second place.

redsock said...

Someone just left a comment on that blown Eddings call post a while back ("Out"). She says Eddings was the main ump who blew the interference call in the FKR game?

redsock said...

Yep, Eddings was the 2B ump!

A Conformer said...

BTW, if KRod somehow wins the Cy Young, it will be a disgrace. Rivera and Papelbon are both having better years than Krod and his 2 K/BB ratio.

redsock said...

BOS looking at Mark Kotsay?

...

serious disgrace.

ish said...

MLBTR: Jed Lowrie's play since taking over for the injured Julio Lugo has convinced the Red Sox that he can be the everyday shortstop. They'll look to move Lugo (and his contract) this offseason."

ish said...

I know that seems like a no-brainer to us, but it's the first time I've really seen it mentioned.

redsock said...

gotta say - i want frod to blow it.

redsock said...

fuck -- jesus what a huge to the heavens gesture.

what a colossal a-hole

A Conformer said...

Twins lose. Good day.

L-girl said...

I think L heard the Jays announcers saying they needed to do well in the Sox series to keep their playoff hopes alive.

They said the Jays had "an outside chance" of still making the playoffs and needed to do really well against the Sox to keep that alive.

But they are obviously under orders to try to boost attendance.

James said...

Can anyone say why Kevin Millar is now in possession of a "Hitler moustache", for lack of a better term?
http://fauxster.tumblr.com/post/47246383/kevin-millar-folks

ish said...

Manny gets booed in PHI... Faces Joe Blanton, takes one good rip then gets plunked on the arm.

L-girl said...

Can anyone say why Kevin Millar is now in possession of a "Hitler moustache", for lack of a better term?

Cause he's not getting enough attention without weird facial hair?

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