August 30, 2008

G135: Red Sox 8, White Sox 2

White Sox - 011 000 000 - 2  9  0
Red Sox - 320 020 01x - 8 15 0
Bowden: 5-7-2-1-3, 89.

Pedroia went 4-for-4 with an intentional walk. Jacoby Ellsbury had a single, double and triple, and Mark Kotsay also had three hits.

Also: Tampa Bay beat Baltimore 10-9, Toronto beat New York 7-6, and Oakland beat Minnesota 3-2.

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Thread is here tonight!

Pedroia is batting cleanup!

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Note: please see wmtc for update on gamethread.

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Mark Buehrle (3.86, 116 ERA+) / Michael Bowden (Major League Debut)

OOT: Blue Jays/Yankees at 1 PM, Orioles/Rays at 3:45 PM, Twins/Athletics at 9 PM.

158 comments:

Amy said...

In case people miss Laura's update, Allan is in the hospital with what seems to be kidney stones. Check the link to WMTC in the main post. (I have been known to jump to comments if I don't get here until after the game has started, so maybe there are others like me who wouldn't have seen the link to wmtc.)

nixon33 said...

fucking blue jays and orioles arent helping us out!

nixon33 said...

THE BLUE JAYS!!!!!!!!
WOWOWOWOWOWO!
AROD! WOWOWOWOWOWO!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

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

Cabrera, SS
Pierzynski, C
Quentin, LF
Dye, RF
Thome, DH
Ramirez, 2B
Griffey, CF
Swisher, 1B
Crede, 3B

andy said...

Is that really you Allan?

9casey said...

Redsock: the game starts at 7 get me the fuck out of here

The Doc: But we have to run more tests

Redsock : Fuck your tests I'm in a pennant race, do you know who I am and what I mean to the blogger community........Later Doc....



My Hero......Seriously I hope all is allright.....

andy said...

Nail biter in TB.

andy said...

This ought to be interesting with this lineup and the pitcher.

andy said...

How the fuck are the Devils so good with their batting averages?

L-girl said...

Hi, we're here, resting, drinking herbal tea. Are people here or did everyone go to Ish's?

(And yes, that was Allan.)

L-girl said...

You know who that was, right??? Leadoff double for Lyndon.

L-girl said...

Oh well, looks like no one's threading here tonight, probly all assuming we're not here.

SoSock said...

Hi guys
Ooh, hospitals = not my favorite subject at the moment.
Hope all is well very soon.
Guess I'm stuck with GDGD.
I'll check out Ish's spot and pass along that you're here

nixon33 said...

IM HERE!

nixon33 said...

AND SO IS BAILEY!

L-girl said...

Gumball dong!

(Fuck it, I'll thread by myself!)

A Conformer said...

Hi, all. I'm here, at least for the moment. How are you feeling, Allan? Better?

L-girl said...

Hey, hi! (Should've refreshed before I posted.)

Doesn't look like Ish put a game thread up. Guess it's just a slow night.

A Conformer said...

There goes the no-donger!

L-girl said...

A's not threading, he can't open his eyes.

He says thanks to everyone for all the nice comments and concern.

From what I hear, the next few days will not be fun!

L-girl said...

9C's little script there is very funny. :)

SoSock said...

So, apparently it's just that slow tonight. No thread at Ish's.
Hey, looka there. A Dong, from a bonus spot, too.
Bowden's line looks OK, 1R, 2H, 1BB, not great. But hey, who could expect great 1st time out. And there's still time to get great, ya know.
Big question is - how does he LOOK?
Can't tell that on GDGD, just see numbers.

nixon33 said...

LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE ATE THEIR SPINACH TONIGHT!
YEAH!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

You cannot catch him!!!

3/4 dong for lyndon

A Conformer said...

Bowden looked pretty hittable. Two long outs, two doubles. Several meaty fastballs.

SoSock said...

Jedi scrotum.

L-girl said...

Why doesn't Captain SASAHE tell him to lay off the fastballs?

nixon33 said...

i cant believe the rays won. i mean i believe it, but i cant...

A Conformer said...

I think he threw Swisher 2-3 curveballs, so maybe he is. Anyway, he will have to throw the fastball a lot, like everybody else this side of Wakefield.

SoSock said...

BIG Papi -
We miss you. Please come back.
Although I'm well aware his lower production lately may well be due to someone ELSE who's missing.
Thank you not so much, FO.

With the lead padded a little, I'm off to the showers. My nursesock duties today consisted mainly of trying to cope with 3 + weeks of sheer neglect in Sockette's garden.
She loves her garden more than almost anything, and she has no strength to get out there herself, so I pointed to 1 growth after another and said "is this a flower or a weed?", then acted accordingly. I'm a mess,

A Conformer said...

Wow. That was 10cm too high.

nixon33 said...

don in regards to LBJs non-catch " a lot going on there"
ha

L-girl said...

Sosock, that's so good of you, good luck with the garden.

I've just been reading up on kidney stones.

ish said...

Where else would the thread have been?

ish said...

...Nevermind.

nixon33 said...

boy, bowden really isnt fooling many tonight.
i hope we score some more runs before those POP UP BOMB OUS turn into pop up dongs.

ish said...

I wasn't around this afternoon - had no idea anything was up.

L-girl said...

I know Jere is offline, so I figured... but I shouldn't have assumed.

Just in time for a Heidi sighting Ish!

L-girl said...

Masterson's words for Bowden were so sweet! "Relax, have fun, and hopefully this will be the start of a beautiful major league career."

ish said...

I love the use of the word "beautiful" to describe a major league career. Masterson's an interesting dude. Not in a bad way!

L-girl said...

Yeah, he is interesting. And apparently his wife bakes great cookies. :)

ish said...

As far as kidney stones go, my father certainly has had his share of experience with kidney stones. Woke up at 3 AM one morning in excruciating pain, about three years ago. The stones were actually a blessing in disguise. They ran blood and found out his blood sugar was 300, and he had type II diabetes.

In the next eight months he had changed his diet completely, started exercising, bought a bike, and lost over 50 pounds. But those damn kidney stones! They would sneak up every now and then. He had two lithotripsy procedures, etc. He still has some "gravel" still in there that bothers him from time to time.

ish said...

At least in Allan's case it sounds like this will be just a pass it and move on type of thing, right?

ish said...

I love that FY's batting clean-up. When I first heard, it didn't immediately occur to me. Had to think about it for a second - I couldn't believe it.

ish said...

WRKO misses the first pitch.

L-girl said...

Well, Allan doesn't have diabetes, if that's what you mean. Great news that your dad changed his lifestyle - very likely life-saving for him.

Some people are prone to kidney stones, but it usually has no other meaning than that, not connected to any other disease, from what they said at the hospital and what I'm reading online.

If they recur a lot, there are things you can try, like avoiding certain foods. But for now, we'll just wait for this 1st one to get the hell out of there...!

ish said...

No, I wasn't implying that. Having the kidney stones coincidentally led to him being diagnosed with diabetes. Good timing, I'd say.

A Conformer said...

It looks like Buehrle is settling down. Good thing that Bowden looks better too.

ish said...

It's like when you get into an accident, go to the hospital, have tests done, and they find out something else is going on completely unrelated.

L-girl said...

Buehrle has to do the kiss-and-point-to-the-sky thing after every good inning???

We should all try that on our jobs. Every time you do something decent at work, point to the ceiling.

L-girl said...

Oh Ish, I get it. Yes, that was extremely lucky for your dad. But all credit to him for how he dealt with it. The proverbial "wake up call", and it worked.

ish said...

Some good opportunities to point to the sky, or the ceiling, whichever comes first...

I un-jammed the copying machine!

I finally finished this two hour stint of cashiering! Break time! Thank you, Lord.

I finished delivering the mail.

I didn't kill anybody with the fork lift!

L-girl said...

I edited a PowerPoint!

I scanned a closing book!

I typed an agreement!

Whoo-hoo!

ish said...

So the Yankees did lose, huh? I listened to most of the game, having left in the 8th inning or so, when it was 6-5 Yankees. And they fucking lost! :D

L-girl said...

That was me at the law firm on weekends, btw.

ish said...

I removed a kidney stone!

L-girl said...

Yeah, NYY blew a 6-2 lead, too. I listened on the radio back and forth from the hospital.

L-girl said...

I removed a kidney stone!

Now, some of the people I saw today, docs and nurses, they could be forgiven for whoo-hoo'ing when their work goes well.

ish said...

I think so too.

ish said...

High camera shot by NESN... Truped! But I was listening to Castig and he sounded more calm.

A Conformer said...

Bowden has been living on the warning track all day long. Probably done for the day now.

ish said...

Bowden's done.

9casey said...

ish does your Dad still have problems with the sugar...is he on insulin....Kidney stones suck my sister just went through them while pregnant .not fun labor and kidney stones...

ish said...

Ortiz legs out an infield hit!

9casey said...

redsock said...
Ellsbury, CF
Lowrie, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Pedroia, 2B
Kotsay, RF
Bay, LF
Varitek, C
Bailey, 1B
Cora, SS

If we make the playoffs throwing this lineup out there for a month..kudos to Theo and the development squad....

A Conformer said...

Hahaha! Two infield hits for Papi in two games. Maybe he should bat leadoff?

ish said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!

ish said...

Francona thought he was called out, haha!

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!

There's that sound Ish loves.

And here's Tito to argue, inexplicably.

ish said...

WHAT A SLIDE!!! HE DEEKED HIM!!! He lifted his left hand, went around Ramirez's glove, and put it on the bag! WOW!

L-girl said...

Labor *and* kidney stones?! Yuck!

Man, is FY gonna give Tito shit for that one.

2 more! 7-2!!

L-girl said...

Yeah, we've seen FY do that a few times this year. The reacharound slide. :)

A Conformer said...

That play was ridiculous. Pedroia leisurely lifting his arm over the tag, Tito so sure he was out he came out to argue.

And Kotsay with another 2B! He's been good so far.

ish said...

Anyways, Casey, my dad's sugars have stayed down, between 90-120, in the healthy zone, since he lost the weight. Two years now he's stayed healthy and has ridden his bike a ton, and his blood sugars are still healthy. But he realizes he's still a diabetic, even though his blood sugars are routinely normal and he's so healthy. And that's how it goes.

ish said...

FY: "Who wants the first reacharound?!"

9casey said...

FY has 41 hits in August

9casey said...

ish said...
Anyways, Casey, my dad's sugars have stayed down, between 90-120, in the healthy zone, since he lost the weight. Two years now he's stayed healthy and has ridden his bike a ton, and his blood sugars are still healthy. But he realizes he's still a diabetic, even though his blood sugars are routinely normal and he's so healthy. And that's how it goes.



Good for him , how old is he

ish said...

Good for him , how old is he

49... He was 45 when he was diagnosed.

L-girl said...

FY: "Who wants the first reacharound?!"

Where's Andy?

L-girl said...

Ish's dad is only 2 years older than me.

I was thinking that was Joe was here - I'm probably around his mom's age. Funny, when you know someone in a different context.

SoSock said...

Jeez, Ish's dad is younger than me. I guess a few others here as well.

Nice hitting last inning. Saw your description of Pedroia's slide. Hate I missed it.
Keep piling on.

L-girl said...

We are a multi-generational crew here at JoS. It's cool.

ish said...

It goes to show just how long a year is, and how crazy time is. Time is long, but time is short.

SoSock said...

It IS cool. Very cool.

SoSock said...

Time is long, but time is short.


If Jere was here I'say - It is what it is - just to get him going :>

ish said...

Hard to believe the hurricane Gustov is a category 4 now. Although I'm not terribly surprised. Meteorologists usually tend to under-forecast the intensity of storms like that. Not necessarily their fault, though. They have tons of computer models to sort through and then to make their own judgements.

L-girl said...

I can't believe how fast years seem to go now. Such a cliche, but man is it true - the older you get, the faster time seems to go. Wooosh.

L-girl said...

I heard it was category 5. Was it downgraded?

I heard this afternoon.

L-girl said...

Don losing it!

ish said...

I used to say "it is what it is" all the time. My mother got so angry sometimes.

Did Remy say anything when he thought they weren't back from commercial?

Tonight's Twisted Tea promo: "When your manager comes out to argue, even though you're safe! Now that's twisted."

ish said...

I don't think it has weakened (although running over Cuba might knock 10 mph off of it shortly)... But right now winds are 150 mph (much much much much faster than you drove A to the hospital...241 km/h)... Hasn't been a 5 yet, but tomorrow it should be.

L-girl said...

CBC and BBC both have it as a Category 5. Canada has a traveler's warning out, and it says 5.

Remy did say something when he didn't know they were back, but I didn't hear it.

ish said...

One way or another... Amazing that in 24 hours, the storm went from a tropical storm to a Category 4/5.

ish said...

MVP!

LJCohen said...

Man, I love that Pedroia.

SoSock said...

I would love to see another good outing by MDC tonight.

LJCohen said...

Nice 7th inning MDC!

A Conformer said...

FY jumping 3/4 of his height.

ish said...

Replace your divot!

SoSock said...

Asked for - granted!
9 pitch OTT!

ish said...

MVP chants!

L-girl said...

MVP chants for Pede.

ish said...

FY asked Francona, when he saw himself in the clean-up spot... "What took you so long?"

L-girl said...

The boy is a wrecking crew! Amazing.

LJCohen said...

4 for 4 X 2. Nice!

A Conformer said...

Crazy. It's just insane.

L-girl said...

Kotsay again! They are hitting up a storm. Love it!!!

phil said...

Day #2 and my gf isn't going to be able to take this NESN stuff much longer.

phil said...

That IBB will likely end Tek's hitting streak (4!).

A Conformer said...

Oh. They're IBBing Varitek? Strange. Bailey, don't let this disrespect stand.

phil said...

He did.

ish said...

Bailey let this disrespect stand. :\

L-girl said...

And it's only day 2! Not a good sign.

How did the move go?

LJCohen said...

Hubby keeps channel flipping b/w the white sox and the red sox broadcasts and it's driving me NUTS! What is it about men and remote controls???

phil said...

Pain in the ass. Literally: every muscle aches, including my glutes.

Towing a car up I-95 behind a truck wasn't fun either.

SoSock said...

species fukyadicus smashverbalan
n.
a smaller than average inhabitant of the Northwest United States known for using wooden clubs to create dangerous laser beams and using oral assault techniques to intimidate would-be aggressors. Possibly a decendant of species davidicus eckstienum, but it is generally asumed there is only one in existence.

phil said...

I'm already getting the "How many times did I make you watch the [MFY] in New York?" chatter.

She hates Hank though and thinks they never should've gotten rid of Torre.

ish said...

Great baserunning there by A.J.

L-girl said...

Sosock, that's great. You could do those for all the players.

I mean, if you had nothing else to do. :)

L-girl said...

Phil, I don't envy you. When we had professional movers for the first time (when we moved to Canada, b/c we had to), I suddenly realized how great and easy the whole thing could be.

phil said...

What, Pierzynski didn't try to elbow Jed and take a dive?

L-girl said...

(And how expensive, of course.)

phil said...

UHaul is utter crap, too. They put my truck and my car trailer in different locations.

DP

ish said...

WOW!!! Did you see that play! How was that a double play>?!

L-girl said...

But is she a big baseball fan? Does it matter to her?

Nice DP!

L-girl said...

UHaul is a nightmare.

SoSock said...

Wow, the pitching is really on tonight. Or are the WS just that bad?
Doesn't seem like it. I'll go with the great pitching myself :)

LJCohen said...

Do you think Cora grew the beard because he couldn't find a chin?

LJCohen said...

Speed!

L-girl said...

Safe! Of course. :)

phil said...

Speed kills.

ish said...

"It's off the green!"

L-girl said...

LJC, I think that's it exactly.

I used to call his brother Joey "Weasel" because of the chin.

I used to call Alex Cora "Weasel Junior" - until he became a Red Sox. :)

phil said...

Nice cutoff.

L-girl said...

8-2!

LJCohen said...

ROFL on the Weasel.

phil said...
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L-girl said...

Joey Cora used to irritate me no end. You know how there are players you just can't stand? (Like maybe Eckstein?) The Weasel... I just couldn't stand him.

LJCohen said...

Boooooo. I wanted to see FY have a 5 hit game!

L-girl said...

Nice catch by OCab.

L-girl said...

I have to sign out of the thread for the night. See you all tomw! (Or I hope to.)

phil said...

Moderation still off?

LJCohen said...

nite!

phil said...

Yep.

phil said...

So this Bowden kid's pretty good. He definitely got lucky scattering all those hits, though.

LJCohen said...

AJ has wild hair!

ish said...

First round of dirty water is on me!

phil said...

Water.

A Conformer said...

Nice win tonight. Sweep tomorrow.

LJCohen said...

Go Sox!

nixon33 said...

i cant believe pedroia. awesome

SoSock said...

Agua -
The pen did great tonight.
1 inning each.
Javy - 12 pitch OTT,
MDC - 9 pitch OTT (helped by a DP)
Bat - 12 pitch OTT (helped by DP)
Jeemer - 11 pitch OTT
Hard to argue with that!

L-girl said...

Better late than never: water!

Modding going back on. See you all soon.

phil said...

Hopefully Allan will be up for some schadenfreude posting tomorrow.

NYPost:

DOUBLE TEAM
A-ROD, BULLPEN FAIL YANKEES
By MIKE PUMA

There are 11 games remaining in the current Yankee Stadium, but forget the nostalgia for a minute. How many of these Yankees actually will make it across the street to open the new building next season?

The list of sure bets to return is shrinking with each defeat.


Daily News:

Yankees squander late lead, rally falls short as Blue Jays win 7-6
BY ANTHONY MCCARRON
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Yankee fans, shocked an inning earlier when their team gave away a big lead, were on their feet and the Stadium had October energy once again. Alex Rodriguez was at the plate with two runners on and the Yanks down by one, and A-Rod was "as relaxed with an at-bat as I've been in a week."

Rodriguez did exactly what he wanted to do, too - he hit the ball hard, a solid grounder toward third. Problem was, Jose Bautista gloved it and started a double play that sucked the life out of the Yanks' rally. Moments later, Cody Ransom, who had entered the game as a defensive replacement for Jason Giambi in the eighth, flew out to abruptly end the game.

9casey said...

phil said...
Hopefully Allan will be up for some schadenfreude posting tomorrow.

NYPost:

DOUBLE TEAM
A-ROD, BULLPEN FAIL YANKEES
By MIKE PUMA

Mike Puma graduated from my high school a year before me and wrote for the local paper for awhile

Amy said...

Just got in. So glad to see Allan is home and doing ok. Also glad to see the Sox won, but frankly, happier that Allan is ok.

Off to bed!

phil said...

Oakland edges Minnesota on a Joe Nathan throwing error, 3-2.

s1c said...

Well had some time to watch replays of the Game last night at work (a weird day yesterday and I slept through the game). A couple of Houdini acts but the rookie looked good.

Off to the lake house on Sunday (today)and Monday where there is no internet. Enjoy today's game will see you Tuesday night!!!