August 27, 2008

G132: Red Sox 11, Yankees 3

Red Sox - 200 020 070 - 11 13  0
Yankees - 100 100 001 - 3 8 0
Dustin Pedroia's grand slam capped a seven-run eighth inning, putting the second game of the series out of reach, and putting the toe tags on the Yankees' 2008 season.

Jason Bay drove in four of Boston's five runs, with a double, a triple and a sacrifice fly.

David Ortiz reached base four times for the second game in a row (in 10 PA, four walks, three doubles, and a single):
Tue: BB, 2B, F9, BB, 2B
Wed: 2B, BB, BB, 1-3, 1B
Byrd (6-5-2-2-5, 106) was superb, allowing only a couple of two-out RBI singles and staying out of any serious trouble. After the Yankees tied the score in the bottom of the fourth, the Red Sox stormed back to retake the lead -- and drive Ponson to the showers -- and Byrd retired seven of his last eight batters.

Manny Delcarmen pitched a beautiful seventh (K, K, P5) and Mike Timlin finished up the final two innings.

***

The Rays shutout the Blue Jays 1-0, the Twins edged the Mariners 6-5, and the Orioles routed the White Sox 11-3.

AL East: Boston 3.5 GB & New York 10.5 GB

***

Paul Byrd (4.61, 95 ERA+) / Sidney Ponson (4.67, 91 ERA+)

Ponson has made 10 starts for New York: 56 IP, 68 H, 22 BB, 21 K, 5.46 ERA, 1.607 WHIP. Opposing batters have an .862 OPS (.313/.383/.479).

Back on July 27, Ponson went 4-10-7-1-1 against the Red Sox. Grab your forks and knives, Red Sox batters, it's time to feast on the plump, drunk-drivin', judge-slappin' carcass of Sidney Alton Ponson!

With J.D. Drew on the disabled list (retroactive to August 18), the Red Sox are trying to swing a deal for Atlanta outfielder Mark Kotsay. Several media outlets reported the trade was completed last night, including Rogers Sportnet in Canada, but that appears to be incorrect. WAIT: Now it is done ... maybe.

And: Twins/Mariners at 4:30 and Blue Jays/Rays and White Sox/Orioles at 7.

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Jere said...

The "big move" to our new house in Providence is today. No internet for me (at home anyway, unless I can steal some) until NEXT Thursday. So I'll see you all then....enjoy the Ponson-pounding tonight!

(The TV listings for Providence show a channel called "New England Sport Net." I gotta assume that's NESN. There's that other channel, Comcast SportsNet, which is also listed, so I think I'm good...I better be.)

L-girl said...

Yay Jere, good luck on the move!! (And good luck being without internet for so long.)

I'm pretty sure New England Sport Net is NESN. I think they just shorten Network to Net. And drop the final s in Sports.

tim said...

Missed the gamethread last night (but caught the game - the important part!), thread looks like a doozy! I don't really wanna go through 800 comments, so I skimmed it.

Slingbox for me tonight, so no thread again.

Good luck with the move jere!

nixon33 said...

good luck jere.

KOTSAY

A Conformer said...

The picture in that article is pretty cool, and begs for some photoshop. An electric guitar hanging on his shoulder would fit in perfectly.

redsock said...

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

Damon, CF
Jeter, SS
Abreu, RF
Rodriguez, 3B
Giambi, 1B
Nady, LF
Matsui, DH
Cano, 2B
Rodriguez, C

redsock said...

OFER -
Thanks again for the new subtitle!!!

s1c said...

School has started!!! Yay!!!

Ok, what does that have to do with JOS and s1c, well, b-fly will be hip deep in studies and dad can hit the thread!!!

Now, its time to go mow the lawn!!!

Byrd vs Ponson - oh, yeah, feast on the turkey!!!

redsock said...

MIN & SEA 1-1 in the 3rd

Zenslinger said...

Yargh. MIN goes up 3-1 in the fourth.

I guess we can't expect Seattle to sweep them...can we?

A Conformer said...

OFER -
Thanks again for the new subtitle!!!


You're very welcome. There I was, in the midst of Grushenka's passionate retelling of her meeting with the Polish officer to Dmitri, and all I could think of was "dirty water... Red Sox win!".

Zenslinger said...

Ooh, Mariners tie it up already. Bizarre.

L-girl said...

Hooray for school starting. s1c rejoins the threads and I can swim again. (Damn pool full of damn camp kids!)

L-girl said...

I'll be watching the game on mute upstairs, while I attend a resisters meeting via speaker phone. See ya around 8:30ish.

redsock said...

Ibanez dong! SEA 4-3, bot 7th

redsock said...

twins start the 8th off against green with a double, single, single.

4-4, men on 2nd/3rd and 0 outs.

fucking twins.

redsock said...

MIN: 010 200 03
SEA: 001 200 1

redsock said...

so us losers outside new england have espn, i guess.

redsock said...

and will we get the angry orgasmer?

A Conformer said...

Fucking ESPN overhype. It's horrible.

redsock said...

dear espn: the place you call "old yankee stadium" was torn down in 1973.

redsock said...

O'B and Sut.

Pepe Lepew said...

I'm hosting a Red Sox barbecue tonight, but, sniff, right now, I'm really happy about Barack Obama. I'm having a hard time changing the channel.

redsock said...

sea gets a run, 6-5, still bot 8th

A Conformer said...

The tying run for Seattle out at the plate. But PR Tug Hulett has the best name ever.

ish said...

Let's play some fucking baseball, huh?

Nah. Let's watch some other dudes play instead.

redsock said...

jays play tomorrow night, so there's a good chance we get nesn on rogers tomorrow afternoon.

god i hate sut. with his bullshit about every player being the best the world at something in that smarmy voice i cannot quite describe. he is loathsome.

sink the pontoon.

ish said...

"Dustin Pedroia had a rare ofer last night..."

In this circle, that may sound strange.

ish said...

No ofer today for FY!

redsock said...

FY!!!!!!

redsock said...

FY now 6-6 against sidney

ish said...

Would you rather listen to Kay?

ish said...

Back when Ponson had facial hair, he looked a lot like John Kruk.

redsock said...

no, gotta go with the sutster.

redsock said...

as i type that, he says "and that started the curse of the bambino"

die sut die

A Conformer said...

No ofer today for FY!

For the record, my name is pronounced with a flat O (not oufer... O like in Ortiz) and with a throaty r, like in French.

But I'll never complain about being associated with FY.

Flat O-rtiz with the baltidong!!

redsock said...

Flo hits a BAL dong, 2nd/3rd for Yook

Zenslinger said...

Fatherly double.

redsock said...

get runs and shut these cocknuggets up right away.

redsock said...

OH BAY-BEEE!!!

A Conformer said...

Flo hits a BAL dong, 2nd/3rd for Yook

Ha! We had the exact same thought.

All the ex-Pirates performed perfectly there!! Let's make Sir Sidney explode

Pepe Lepew said...

Ooo! I sure thought Nady was going to catch that.
I finally got everyone to turn the game on. Every time I turn my back, they change the channel to the convention. Two words: "Headline News!"

Joe Grav said...

hey yankees, YOU SUCK

Zenslinger said...

Yes, Jason!

Can anyone describe the play? GDGD says "deflected by LF Nady".

s1c said...

Ah, I catch up in the thread and we are already up 2-0. You know that Bay guy, he might be alright.

redsock said...

sinking liner to left center. nady dove, but it hit in front of him and skipped over him. it would have been a trap anyway. ball goes by him, nady is confused, damon noodles it in. bay into 2B standing up.

redsock said...

0-2 to a walk for jedi

Joe Grav said...

I'm so sad that this series is our last chance to make Douchebag Stadium go silent. Thankfully, the new Douchebag Stadium will be just like the old one!

redsock said...

pls deliver tek, pls.

A Conformer said...

I can't believe I never thought of this before: since panza in Spanish is belly, Panzon is "bellied". Fits like a glove.

redsock said...

GOOD GOD FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYONE'S EARS, SHUT THE FUCKING FUCK UP, SUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ish said...

Girardi likes what he sees. Ball 3, they cut to him clapping in the dugout.

Different clapping, but ya know.

GREEN LIGHT FOR 'TEK!

redsock said...

TEK 3-0 single!

and fuck, out at the dish

s1c said...

What the double hockey sticks is demarlo doing???

ish said...

Shoulda been a red light for Bay, but whatcha gonna do.

Trade his ass.

Zenslinger said...

Harsh. Positive article in the Globe today about his baserunning...maybe it was just a good throw?

Zenslinger said...

And thanks for describing Bay's double, RS.

A Conformer said...

Nathan does his thing- Twins win.

redsock said...

alright, byrd, let's put it together with gum and chicken wire. get it done.

Zenslinger said...

MIN wins.

BAL up 1-0 over CWS.

TOR/TB no score after one.

nick said...

I'm tired of Bay's antics.

seriously, I'm surprised they didn't stop him at 3rd. it was pretty shallow in RF.

nick said...

Whatever, though. got in the house just in time to see bay's hit. whoop!

ish said...

Heh heh. Damon takes a couple of steps to first base before being rung up.

redsock said...

get the fuck out of here, damon.

ish said...

Castig doing his best Bob Shepherd impression...

ish said...

Jeter is 15 hits away from breaking the all-time hits record in this Yankee Stadium. 15 games left in Yankee Stadium... Like to see him get it.

LYNDON with the webgem!

s1c said...

Lbj!!!

nick said...

Take that Nady!

redsock said...

2 OUTS -- Let's rev up the BOO MACHINE!!

nick said...

fuckers act like he's always been their hero. boo who?

SoSock said...

Woo Woo!
Just got thru feeding Cathy and turned on the tube, thinking the game started at 8. Here we are up 2-0 already. LOVE IT!
Thought about scrolling thru GDGD to see how we scored, but no need. JoS got me up-to-date. :)
Damn, and now Abreau scores. Shit!

Zenslinger said...

Did A-Rod get booed on his RBI double?

A Conformer said...

1st inning alex strikes again. See you on the other side of the leverage index, fucker.

SoSock said...

Stay in, ball!
damn

Joe Grav said...

I don't notice any "Who's your daddy" chants when they play the organ music.

SoSock said...

2-1 after 1, 4 hits to 1, 19 pitches to 28.
I'll take it.

redsock said...

TOR: 00
FKR: 0

CWS: 01
BAL: 1

MIN: 010 200 030 - 6 14 0
SEA: 001 200 110 - 5 11 0

nick said...

Terry's green tea of choice: Bigelow.

A Conformer said...

Panzon with the bellyflop.

s1c said...

Well, that 1/2 inning sucked.

Lets have a OTT inning Paulie!!!

redsock said...

BAL up 3-1 on CWS

redsock said...

1
2
3

for boid.

efd said...

OTT it is!

SoSock said...

Well, that 1/2 inning sucked.
Well, this 1/2 inning was almost identical, and it was GREAT.

Zenslinger said...

Pitch counts:

Byrd 36-23

Ponson 38-23

Zenslinger said...

BAL up 3-1 on CWS

And versus Danks, too. Da-yum.

SoSock said...

I wonder if that pitch count is right. I thought Byrd only had 19 after 1 and it didn't SEEM like he threw 17 last inning.

redsock said...

old hickory is busy selling the greatness of the boone game. shaddap, gammo. you got any more dirt on manny to spew?

redsock said...

byrd threw 23 and 13 pitches

redsock said...

sut says tek is greatest red sox of all time. he brings "a fear factor every day"

says ted williams never won a world series, so .......... pffft

good god.

SoSock said...

Large Walk - Sweaty RBI to follow.

Most important player - Varitek?

Yeesh, I like the guy and all, a lot even, but.....

A Conformer said...

Sut just saying that Varitek is the most important player in Red Sox history. Man, we really need a word for Varitek Myth Shit, like MUMS. The scope of it is huge.

ish said...

They should probably change Fire Joe Morgan.com to Fire Rick Sutcliffe.com

redsock said...

sut and gammo both saying the sox cannot ever let tek go. huge mistake.

so i guess he'll be catching when he's 40, 55, 80 years old, i guess ........

s1c said...

Listening to you groan about Sut just reminds me why its great that ESPN is blacked out.

That sucked

ish said...

The Red Sox should activate Johnny Pesky, just to set a precedent.

SoSock said...

I hate Dp's.
Well, at the moment.

efd said...

Michael Kay making A-Rod sound like the second coming of Brooks Robinson on that play.

Can't win either way with TV coverage tonight.

Zenslinger said...

And with that DP...I am off to the Bar and its bevy of dispirited Yankee fans.

ish said...

ESPN blacked out here too. Although it'd have been nice to listen to ESPN rather than Dale Arnold, Don, Remy, John Sterling, or Suzyn Waldman.

Oh well. Don and Jerry it is.

ish said...

Heh. Zen walks in, "Hey everybody! Great day to be alive!"

And then he gets shit thrown at him.

A Conformer said...

They more or less attributed FY's and Youk's success to him. He not only handles the pitching stuff like no other, he handles the hitting stuff too. And he has time to bang Erin and Heidi back to back.

The Varitek Myth.

redsock said...

gotta go with the mute until L comes back at 8:30.

efd said...

YES showing Jack Nicholson in the crowd.
Wearing a Yankee cap.

redsock said...

that play would have been better if cora had leapt and turned in mid air and throw him out. like jetes does. but he just gloved, planted and threw like a normal shortstop making the play. big deal.

ish said...

Tek's the new mail man. Always delivers.

Joe Grav said...

Remy discussing whether or not replay is a good idear.

ish said...

Toronto, Don. Hockey calls the war room in Toronto for replay calls.

ish said...

I think each manager should be granted one non-home run replay challenge. He doesn't like the call, he uses his one challenge for the game, they replay it, the call is final. Back to the dugout or you get thrown out of the game.

Joe Grav said...

Speaking of Toronto and hockey, I was at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Sunday... absolutely amazing. Ish (and any other hockey fans out there), let me know if you wanna see the pics.

SoSock said...

Crap - wimpy intangible hit.

ish said...

But questionable home runs should be replayed.

Joe Grav said...

"Games are long enough!"
-DO

No way, man, I want six hour games. Maybe we should lengthen the commercials.

ish said...

Speaking of Toronto and hockey, I was at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Sunday... absolutely amazing. Ish (and any other hockey fans out there), let me know if you wanna see the pics.

My sister was up in Toronto for the same series and went to the hockey hall of fame as well! She got me a hockey puck. But I haven't seen any pics.

ish said...

Don: "Should the managers throw a red bean bag on the field or something and say 'I want that play reviewed!'"

Remy: "Or maybe he'd throw ten bats on the field!"

Don: "I really want that play reviewed!"

SoSock said...

hmph - pretty well hit.
No damage tho.
laeding off with Bay

Joe Grav said...

There is so much Bruins stuff. We used to be awesome!

redsock said...

TOR: 000
FKR: 000

CWS: 011
BAL: 12

A Conformer said...

Thank god, they've moved on to MUMS. If I had a remote control, I'd already be on mute

ish said...

Amazing how the trades go, isn't it?

Jason Bay and Xavier Nady start the season teammates in Pittsburgh.

Now they're playing against each other (both LF), one playing for Boston, the other playing for New York.

efd said...

Lowrie splitting the outfielders!

s1c said...

Use the force luke!!!

Jedi 2b

SoSock said...

JED-IIIIIIII
Hit the ball well he does

A Conformer said...

Let's see what the most amazing human being in the history of the world does here.

ish said...

I really want to see the Bruins get back to at least close to the way they were. Go deep into the playoffs. Win a cup. And do it soon.

That first round of the playoffs against Montreal last year was the most non-baseball fun I've ever had.

efd said...

Leiter: He (Varitek) can hit .226 on my team any day.

redsock said...

heidi is not impressed.

ish said...

Love to see the Bruins have a Celtics-type season from last year. Or the Rays this year.

s1c said...

Dave D'Onofrio had a good post comparing Julio and Lowrie. I sure hope Tito saw it.

efd said...

actually I think it was Flaherty, not Leiter.

Joe Grav said...

My dad's nickname for Giambi = Super Mario

SoSock said...

Talking about Lowrie, the anncr saying - "Mike Lowell and JD Drew both going down"

Andy's ears perk up.

nick said...

Off for emma's bedtime, then radio.

How come efd and I are never in the same thread?

later.

efd said...

How come efd and I are never in the same thread?

I'm right here! Hi Nick!

andy said...

Gammons does not think Manny gave up and purposely did not swing during his 3 pitch strike out to Rivera that one game this year.

Gammons also thinks that Manny forced the sox hand to trade him and Boras helped so that he could sign a new contract for the 4 yr $100 mil.

I agree with both.

andy said...

I see that Lowell and Drew are going down. I hope it's on Lowrie.

redsock said...

Gammons does not think Manny gave up and purposely did not swing during his 3 pitch strike out to Rivera that one game this year.

Pretty sure he wrote the opposite.

andy said...

Yeah I thought I read Gammons say he thought manny gave up for sure before. I was surprised to hear him say the opposite tonight.

redsock said...

Toiletfans: "yay Alex, we love you. we have always loved you."

efd said...

A-Rod doing his best to keep up with Lowrie.

redsock said...

shocked espn has not shown ci's mom and dad yet (have they?)

SoSock said...

Shit, L-O 2b for shithead

andy said...

Just started watching in the 3rd. I will keep a lookout for the couple. They are just sooo proud of their boy.

SoSock said...

Yankees fast approaching long-shot status?
I think they have arrived already.

s1c said...

Need a K here!!!

andy said...

Rays suck ass.

andy said...

Need a line drive to Lowrie standing on the bag

andy said...

K will do too.

SoSock said...

Grand old baseball cathedral?
How about typical 70's bullshit construction?

GOT HIM!!!
huge

s1c said...

Line drives are good, but so are K's!!!

efd said...

Need a K here!!!

done!

redsock said...

some near-sasahe for nady!

andy said...

Allan are you feverishly looking for the Gammons quote that he contradicted today?

redsock said...

Shemp, make an out here and I'll renew your subscription to Leg Show.

redsock said...

andy - no. i'll look later. i know i posted the column in full when it appeared. i'll have to go back to mlbtv too, i guess.

SoSock said...

BB - not as bad as it could be.
I'd say semi-intentional.

redsock said...

pitch around shemp, get the lazy cano. good idea.

SoSock said...

whew, 0-2

s1c said...

Have been trying to get on espn.com to look at Gammons blog from that time. the four letters is sucking wind tonight though.

Joe Grav said...

haha, fuck you cano!

Tony said...

Evening, everybody...I'm going to be in and out tonight (writing a review of the new GZA album), so I'll have one eye on the game, one eye here, and the other on Microsoft Word. Should work out great!

andy said...

Fuck.

Tony said...

Fuck you, Cano.

s1c said...

frack

nick said...

why, so you are, efd. Just popping in from my phone. Hi! WFMU is one of the greatest stations on earth. Later.

efd said...

fuck!

SoSock said...

Shit.
Oh well, you play the numbers and sometimes it doesn't work.
Still, it was the right thing.

Tony said...

Pudge, bless his heart, is worthless.

efd said...

thanks, Nick! I have to agree. (and that f-bomb was directed at Cano, of course)

redsock said...

TOR: 000 00
FKR: 000 1

CWS: 011 0
BAL: 120


ococ will get it going - i need wine

SoSock said...

WFMU - isn't that out of the DC area?
I know I hear some shows that originate there on a regular basis, but my memories aren't real firm.
Dianne Reems maybe?

SoSock said...

i need wine

good call

A Conformer said...

OK, let's fucking get to fucking Panzon. What the fuck?

Tony said...

That ump sure does like to leave batters in suspense, doesn't he?

redsock said...

nix - 800,004

ococ - 7

Tony said...

Jesus, Crisp, way to take Sir Sid off the hook.

efd said...

WFMU - isn't that out of the DC area?

Nope - straight outta Jersey City, NJ! Maybe you're thinking of WAMU?

s1c said...

It is time to put the Arubaian away. I would like to see some runs here boys, a lot of runs.

Tony said...

Bellsbury! Another hit for l-girl!

redsock said...

time for a laser

efd said...

L-girl upstairs silently mouthing "that's my boy!"

efd said...

80 coming in, 65 going out!

Tony said...

FY keeps the carousel going! Now it's Tizzle time.

SoSock said...

H & R !!!
I love it!

s1c said...

FY comes through and now it is time for a papi dong!!!

SoSock said...

wAmu - that's it.

redsock said...

Give us some Good Times, Flo

Joe Grav said...

SLAY THEM

Tony said...

Ducks on the pond for Youk!

SoSock said...

4 strt balls to Tiz -
c'mon Youk!

redsock said...

papi on base for what - 7 of 8 PA in this series.

loaded for the sultan of sweat

s1c said...

The pump is primed, lets get the sweat flowing and score some runs.

efd said...

Sidney being Sidney.

redsock said...

chocolate rain warming

Tony said...

RBIBB! Sit down, MFY fans.

efd said...

nice! BB RBI!

redsock said...

sit down you choking dushbags!!!!

go bay!!!!!

s1c said...

YYYooouuukkk!!!

The greek god of walks comes through and it is up to BAYYY!!!

Tony said...

Nice sac fly, and Papi with the wheels!

s1c said...

Atta boy!!!

4-2, and Bay comes through with the guy at third and less than two outs gets him home again.

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