August 29, 2008

G134: Red Sox 8, White Sox 0

White Sox - 000 000 000 - 0  2  1
Red Sox - 100 024 01x - 8 15 0
Dice was great (8-2-0-2-7, 104), with an excellent slider and a economical pitch count throughout the game, but Dustin Pedroia will get the headlines.

FY was on base five times, with a single in the first, a double in the third, a single, stolen base and run in the fifth, a walk, stolen base and run in the sixth, and a single and sun in the eighth. He also made a couple of diving stops on grounders to his left for outs.

Jason Bay added a three-run double in the sixth that put the game on ice (4-0 to 7-0). Since coming to Boston, he is 3-for-3 with seven RBI with the sacks full.

Other scores: Rays beating Orioles 14-3, Twins leading A's 2-0, and Yankees beat Blue Jays 2-1. ... RHP propsect Michael Bowden gets the start tomorrow. ... Sean Casey put on disabled list before the game.

***

Javier Vasquez (4.37, 103 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.98, 151 ERA+)

There is nothing but speculation regarding Josh Beckett's right elbow. And until the Red Sox make an announcement -- perhaps this weekend -- all we can do is wait.

Amalie Benjamin, Globe:
All along, Beckett had seemed more concerned about the injury than anyone else. While manager Terry Francona initially attributed the numbness and tingling to Beckett sleeping on his right arm awkwardly before his last start, Beckett said Wednesday, "I think scary is probably a good word for it. I've had some sleepless nights thinking about all kinds of stuff. You generally think the worst."
Tony Massarotti, Herald:
Though the Sox have not specified the nature of Beckett's ailment, recent indications suggest the right-hander has been dealing with irritation or inflammation of the ulnar nerve, which can cause numbness in the pinky and part of the ring finger. The problem can be treated in a non-invasive manner or through surgery, the latter of which requires the nerve to be moved or "transposed" from its existing place in the ulna.
Sean Casey had an MRI on his neck today. ... As this series begins, the Red Sox play 20 of their final 29 games at Fenway Park.

And: Orioles/Rays and Blue Jays/Yankees at 7 PM and Twins/Athletics at 10 PM.

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ish said...

Some concern that what Beckett would be feeling is a pre-cursor to needing Tommy John Surgery. But that's still way too early to tell.

I'm with you, Allan. Shut up and wait for an announcement.

ish said...

I'm hoping Theo's got some sort of contingency plan in place if this turns badly. There are still options on the waiver wire. Millwood, Padilla, for instance.

ish said...

The advantage to renting a guy like Millwood or Padilla is they're not going to the playoffs if they're not traded, so if they don't work out well in Boston there's still time to find another solution and they wouldn't automatically need to be placed on the postseason roster.

As it is, things would be very interesting in the post-season with Lester, Dice-K, Byrd, and Wakefield. It's doable, but the depth just won't be there, nor will there be room for error.

Haven't heard any news recently on Colon.

redsock said...

Post-Season Odds

Cool Standings
TB Rays - 97.6%
Red Sox - 86.1%
Yankees - 3.0%

BP
TB Rays - 98.8%
Red Sox - 92.4%
Yankees - 2.2%

DREAM ON ...

BOO-YAH!

redsock said...

1. Orlando Cabrera, SS
2. A.J. Pierzynski, C
3. Carlos Quentin, LF
4. Jermaine Dye, RF
5. Jim Thome, DH
6. Paul Konerko, 1B
7. Nick Swisher, CF
8. Alexei Ramirez, 2B
9. Joe Crede, 3B

1. Mark Kotsay, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. Jed Lowrie, 3B
7. Coco Crisp, CF
8. Alex Cora, SS
9. Jason Varitek, C

redsock said...

Jay Mariotti resigned at the Sun Times and everyone -- from Ozzie to Robert Ebert to the paper itself, which is actually selling subscriptions by saying he's finally gone! -- rips him a new one.

MAN O MAN!

nixon33 said...

i hope there are a lot of FUX NIX's tonight.
that motherfucking little bitch coco...

redsock said...

JoS Out-of-Town Scoreboard

BAL:
FKR:

TOR:
NYY:

MIN:
OAK:

nixon33 said...

i seem to remember another time we faced vazquez...

redsock said...

fucking LYNDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

that's a dirty shirt!

redsock said...

HELL of a CATCH!

Where is L?

(cute kay pix)

redsock said...

a dice inning with fewer than 10 pitches? that is rare.

nixon33 said...

WHAT A FUCKING CATCH! mouth full o ' durt.

redsock said...

Leadoff BB for LBJ.

***


FUCK
CASEY ON DL!

ish said...

Certainly glad I didn't miss the first pitch of this one!

Kotsay's been taking grounders at first base, just in case.

redsock said...

2 on for Tiz.

ish said...

Coco: "I'm so awesome, I let Jacoby play for me tonight because I was blowing chunks like no one else could. So... FU NIX!!!"

ish said...

Bases loaded for Youk! 0 out!!!

redsock said...

tiz smacks an absolute cookie.

loaded for the sweat machine!

ish said...

I am surprised Hale held Lyndon at third.

ish said...

Surprised Hale stopped Lyndon at third.

0 for 11, 6 K for Youk vs. Vazquez.

ish said...

Wow. Crede throws to second and NO DP!

ish said...

I think Crede could've gotten Ellsbury at home with the force play.

redsock said...

could we get more than one run on a fucking fielder's choice here? what do you say, kotsay?

nixon33 said...

kinda funny on tus at the stadium when they into'd the sox lineup as it got further down the line LOWRIE, BAILEY, CORA, CASH, it was more indifference and confusion than boos. i found it amusing anyway.

ish said...

Ouch. Only 1 there.

nixon33 said...

fuck.

redsock said...

weak.

it's a lead, but come on .......

redsock said...

Underway elsewhere:

BAL: 0
FKR:

TOR: 0
NYY:

redsock said...

don says 9 pitches for dice in 1st.

me and gdgd say 8.

redsock said...

cora's range is as bad as capt. molasses. christ almighty

redsock said...

i like how don always recaps and repeats heidi's info, like it was too confusing for us the first time.

nixon33 said...

swisher=dushbag

redsock said...

bit of a gift on that strike 2 call to swisher!

redsock said...

FKR with a run in the bot 1st.

nick said...

some folks to busy staring at her to pay attention. thank goodness for don or we wouldn't know what she said.

redsock said...

Dice - 24 pitches (18 strikes)

:>O

redsock said...

iwamura triped to start the 1st but was out on a FC at home. then a walk, SB and a double = 1-0.

redsock said...

damn - nice catch by the shithead

nixon33 said...

MOTHERFUCKING DYE

redsock said...

weasel sighting!

redsock said...

heidi talking about "a special box"

redsock said...

Looks like the replay guy has to rely on mlbtv to see the play! Goooooooooood luck!

nixon33 said...

she has a thick booty, in person, i was surprised!

nixon33 said...

apparently tak like a matching tutti grandi culo!

nixon33 said...

Looks like the replay guy has to rely on mlbtv to see the play! Goooooooooood luck!

HAHAHA

nixon33 said...

btw, burnett absolutely fucking dealing.

redsock said...

actually, if the replay guy tries to get mlbtv for the replay, he'll get a message saying he's blacked out!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

We got swift Daisuke today- 36 through 3.

redsock said...

FY -- ball was up around his eyebrows/inside 0 wtf

A Conformer said...

I thought Dustin decided to stop hitting doubles, and just do dongs for now. Guess I was wrong.

redsock said...

fugly k for the father.

nick said...

buggy curse!

redsock said...

yook chasing shit amid the jobaswarm.

nixon33 said...

GROSS

redsock said...

that looks like LOT of bugs in the lights.

redsock said...

hey remy - the bugs attacked everyone in that game - only joba choked.

redsock said...

free cookies in the booth from masterson's non-blogging wife. don says there's not enough for everyone, so he's saying "sorry" to some of the production people!

ish said...

Don and Remy come back from commercial laughing their asses off. Not sure why.

A Conformer said...

free cookies in the booth from masterson's non-blogging wife. don says there's not enough for everyone, so he's saying "sorry" to some of the production people!

Huh?

nixon33 said...

NESN YOU MOTEHRFCUKER DONT SPOON FEED ME THAT FUCKING CUNTY BULLSHIT YOU CALL COMEDY DURING THE GAME FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING CUNT

redsock said...

she was blogging -- but someone found it and posted about it -- then SG posted about it -- and she got a ton of traffic and took it down. there were pix of justin and other players.

i saw a couple of posts in a cache -- lots of jesus stuff,

nixon33 said...

KAY PULLED A STERLING
Damon hits one high, far, and GONE! SEEEE YA!
oh no, actually it was off the wall...
haha

redsock said...

JoS Out-of-Town Scoreboard

BAL: 00
FKR: 12

TOR: 000 0
NYY: 000

A Conformer said...

i saw a couple of posts in a cache -- lots of jesus stuff,

Masterson is part of the Jesus Squad? That's unexpected...

nixon33 said...

she was blogging -- but someone found it and posted about it -- then SG posted about it -- and she got a ton of traffic and took it down. there were pix of justin and other players.

Whos this, what??

redsock said...

i think someone should pay for me to go to the 2009 sox fantasy camp and blog about it. i wonder who would do that....

L-girl said...

Masterson's parents were missionaries.

nixon33 said...

goddamn MFY 2-0

nixon33 said...

fucking povano dealing, POVANO!

L-girl said...

hey remy - the bugs attacked everyone in that game - only joba choked.

he was def'y being sarcastic with "attacked joba".

i can't fucking believe they did a "comedy" commercial DURING the game. THEY SUCK.

redsock said...

SG on Meryl Masterson's blog -- looks like Red was the guy that first found it.

Gotta back that shit up before you post about it!!!!

ish said...

i think someone should pay for me to go to the 2009 sox fantasy camp and blog about it. i wonder who would do that....

Need any special correspondents? A photographer, perhaps?

redsock said...

Thanks for rehashing the 2005 ALDS there, Don.

L-girl said...

nix, thanks for changing yr avatar :)

redsock said...

Dice: "Josh who?"

redsock said...

I was out getting some food in the top of the 4th so I missed my chance to say, after Dye batted: "There goes the no-walker."

ish said...

I'd take a one-walker.

ish said...

Beachball interference! No? Good. Thx.

redsock said...

BAL: 000
FKR: 120

TOR: 000 00
NYY: 000 2

redsock said...

Unstoppable.

ish said...

19th 3-hit game of the season!

9casey said...

That Pedroia ,he's a firecracker..

A Conformer said...

Vladimir Pedroia.

ish said...

WOW. Can you say fuck yeah?

ish said...

If Pedroia and Sarah Palin had a little randevous like Tek and Heidi did... The world would explode.

ish said...

102nd run scored for FY!

redsock said...

SHIFT THIS!


...

ack, stay there!!!!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

Sophomore of the year.

L-girl said...

papi says shift this!

phil said...

Checking in -- I moved to Providence and am still unpacking.

L-girl said...

Oo Ish, don't make us think of such disgusting things!

L-girl said...

Everyone is moving to Providence.

And by everyone, I mean Phil and Jere, of course.

A Conformer said...

Thank you, God, for not running to third.

ish said...

Youk finally figures out Vazquez. He's not fooling anybody this inning.

s1c said...

Nothing I like more than getting up and seeing a 2-0 lead for the Sox. It would be nice to see add to it. How about it mr. J. Bay!!!

ish said...

Checking in -- I moved to Providence and am still unpacking.

You too, huh? Jere's there now.

I wonder what city is the center of JoS, population-wise. I'm thinking NYC.

s1c said...

Bay llooked over matched there.

ish said...

Kotsay enjoying his first Red Sox ribeye!

L-girl said...

Make that 3-0, s1c!

ish said...

Don: 18 minute wait for Matsuzaka so far...

redsock said...

jays got 1 so far in the 6th.
fkr threatening for more.

A Conformer said...

Orioles really rolling over to the FKR. Better win today.

s1c said...

Make that 3-0, s1c!

So I noticed!!! (am reading the most bizarre crap "WOW" while i watch listen to the game)

ish said...

s1c, you listen to the radio and watch the TV?

redsock said...

JoS Out-of-Town Scoreboard

BAL: 000 0
FKR: 120 2
still batting in bot 4

TOR: 000 001
NYY: 000 20

nixon33 said...

THE BALL-LESS BLUE JAYS HAVE PUT UP A RUN.
BUT ITS PRETTY PATHETIC CONSIDERING ITS VS POVANO.
MFY 2-1.

I HATE THE FUCKING RAYS

ish said...

Hearing a commercial on the radio for the camera I currently own...

s1c said...

s1c, you listen to the radio and watch the TV?

Doesn't everybody?

redsock said...

zobrist grand slam dong ;; 9-0 FKR

s1c said...

Just kidding ish, since there is a slight delay I will turn up the radio when I think Uncle Joe or Brother dave will have something insightful to say.

ish said...

HA HA HA.

nixon33 said...

arod, DP!
HAHAHAHAHA

ish said...

Just kidding ish, since there is a slight delay I will turn up the radio when I think Uncle Joe or Brother dave will have something insightful to say.

I do still. These days I don't mind listening to Don and Jerry either. And actually I have the radio on and the tv. My ears have gotten used to both audio.

HA HA HA AGAIN. Pierzynski drops the ball, Cora hits a double the next pitch.

L-girl said...

(am reading the most bizarre crap "WOW" while i watch listen to the game)

Crazy, innit???

redsock said...

BAL: 000 0
FKR: 120 7
still batting in bot 4?!

A Conformer said...

AJ shoulda bumped into a fan after he dropped that, make it fan interference.

nixon33 said...

AROD MOST DPs IN A MONTH SINCE 1973 (10)
YANKEE RECORD!
HAHAHA PINKLIPPEDCOCKSUCKER!

L-girl said...

s1c, I couldn't read half of their posts, I just skimmed them. It was their frantic emails to me *ordering* me to take my posts down that were so spooky.

A Conformer said...

arod, DP!
HAHAHAHAHA


The Copier strikes again!

L-girl said...

AROD MOST DPs IN A MONTH SINCE 1973 (10)
YANKEE RECORD!


Oh geez! Right after Jeter becomes #3 on the all-time Yankees hit list.

A Conformer said...

After Varitek Ks, Don saying: "Let's send him down to Heidi Watney". Hmmm...

s1c said...

Crazy, innit???

I AM ABSOLUTELY SPEECHLESS (something I am not known for)

L-girl said...

So we're about to have an election in Canada. Next week they'll call the election, parties will campaign, and the whole thing will be over 2 weeks before the US goes to the polls. 36 days! Still amazes me.

s1c said...

After Varitek Ks, Don saying: "Let's send him down to Heidi Watney". Hmmm...

I wonder if Heidi looks like Tek's soon to be former wife.

(l-girl I just finished reading the second WOW and am gobsnobbered)

nixon33 said...

i love the ladder discussion.

redsock said...

Heidi does not.

ish said...

Checking out that bizarre thing as well. Crazy, yes. Just when you think you've seen it all...

redsock said...

jere loves the ladder, period.

A Conformer said...

So we're about to have an election in Canada. Next week they'll call the election, parties will campaign, and the whole thing will be over 2 weeks before the US goes to the polls. 36 days! Still amazes me.

A lot less money wasted that way. And probably less media whoring and PR attacks. Wish it was like that back home...

L-girl said...

gobsnobbered

good word!

don't miss A's comments on that thread.

phil said...

If the FKR fans aren't going to show up, can we have their wins? It's not like they're using them.

redsock said...

Fucking Os finally get out of the 4th.

BAL: 000 0
FKR: 120 7

TOR: 000 001
NYY: 000 200

A Conformer said...

What's the whole WOW thing about? Musta missed it...

L-girl said...

A lot less money wasted that way. And probably less media whoring and PR attacks. Wish it was like that back home...

Very tight controls on how much money can be spent. There are still dirty ads, but the public hates them and it can end up backfiring.

Also - maybe it's like this in Israel? - it's not a big coronation type of thing. It's just a change of direction in Parliament, party leader is just a man who has this job. Much more human scale.

Takes some getting used to!

L-girl said...

Ofer, "wow" is some crazy shit going on on my blog.

Amy said...

Evening, all. I am liking the score.

Amy said...

Bases loaded!

redsock said...

Loaded for the SULTAN!

phil said...

World of Warcraft?

L-girl said...

If the FKR fans aren't going to show up, can we have their wins?

Amazing that they're not selling out.

L-girl said...

Hi Amy :)

redsock said...

forget selling out -- i don't think crowds topped 20K

L-girl said...

forget selling out -- i don't think crowds topped 20K

Nope. Not a baseball town, it seems!

ish said...

People don't seem to like to cross the bridge from Tampa to St. Pete.

World of Warcraft?

I laid off... but I thought about it.

ish said...

I love watching Ozzie being Ozzie.

ish said...

Take one for the team, my man.

L-girl said...

4-0!

s1c said...

from ishs mouth to youk's ears. Lets get some more here BAy!!!

Amy said...

You have to wonder why someone wanted to have a MLB team in Tampa. Did they do no marketing studies ahead of time?

ish said...

I LOVE THAT SOUND.

Amy said...

YES!

s1c said...

7-0 and its Bay mania!!!

phil said...

!!!

L-girl said...

That's our Canuck!

7-0!!

redsock said...

BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7-0

ish said...

Bay has 27 RBI for the Red Sox in August!

nixon33 said...

BAY

Amy said...

Whoa. We just lost power for a minute. Very dark. What happened? Out or pitching change?

redsock said...

DICE: 8-16-12 11-18-11 = 76

redsock said...

Kotsay 4-3.

Amy said...

OK, out.

L-girl said...

and don't forget the 24 min wait for DiceK

Amy said...

Thanks, Allan. Kotsay....I missed seeing him.

ish said...

Dice-K is on pace - he could go for a CG tonight.

redsock said...

top 8
jays down 2-1
have a guy at 2nd

redsock said...

v Veras

Barajas doubled
Eckstein PR
Rolen BB

OKAY BLUE JAYS!

redsock said...

Jays prospect Travis Snider up now.

L-girl said...

thanks A, now I am singing that song!!!

nixon33 said...

COME ON JAYS DONT FUCKING BLOW THIS YOU PUSSIES

redsock said...

Girardi:

6 out F-Bat save?
Nope - Chocolate Rain!

L-girl said...

Check this out, a 4y/o is going to sing Take Me Out!

ish said...

4 year old kid singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

nixon33 said...

i hate little kids

L-girl said...

Wearing an Ortiz jersey!

nixon33 said...

(KIDDING!)

ish said...

That was cool!

L-girl said...

Wow, he was great!!

L-girl said...

LOL Nix. I don't mind them in they're someone else's and stay far away from me.

nixon33 said...

CITO, WHY NO BUNT!?? WTF????

nixon33 said...

great at bat you fucking cunt.

L-girl said...

Seriously, that kid was great. Not many 4 y/o's could do that.

Damn, didn't think he was going to catch that.

Swisher on the all-homophobic-nickname team, of course.

redsock said...

Snider K looking - 1 out

nixon33 said...

CITO YOU ASSHOLE

Amy said...

Who WAS that little kid?

redsock said...

if jays can win, mfy will be 11.5 GB!

redsock said...

MO for 5 outs!

Girardi wearing him down in late August!

L-girl said...

Geez, you'd think the Yankees were our division rivals or something, not just another losing team.

L-girl said...

Amy, the kid won a contest. People auditioned to sing TMO for tonight's game.

redsock said...

heidipower!

saying tek has a 4-game hitting streak IS allowed. it's 10 games for all other players, though.

Amy said...

He was adorable.

redsock said...

long-ass time to get that FC -- and varitek is nowhere to be seen. did he just go back to the dugout on contact?

redsock said...

JoS Out-of-Town Scoreboard

BAL: 000 000
FKR: 120 70

TOR: 000 001 0
NYY: 000 200 0


looks like 1/3 for tor, 2 outs?

ish said...

**Michael Bowden has been named the starter for tomorrow's game**

L-girl said...

did he just go back to the dugout on contact?

habit?

redsock said...

**Michael Bowden has been named the starter for tomorrow's game**

WHOA!!

No Pauley, then.

Fuck - better be no work here.

redsock said...

on field delay at toilet? brawl?

redsock said...

FUCKIGN SCUTARO

nixon33 said...

WAY TO MANAGE CITO.
asshole

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