September 1, 2008

G137: Red Sox 7, Orioles 4

Orioles - 101 001 100 - 4  9  2
Red Sox - 020 004 01x - 7 8 0
Byrd was Byrdesque (7-7-4-1-4, 84) and the Red Sox (finally) broke through against Olson in the sixth for some breathing room.

Byrd allowed three home runs -- Adam Jones in the 1st, Juan Castro in the 2nd, and Kevin Millar in the 7th -- but they were all solo shots. Beyond those, he allowed only one Baltimore baserunner past second, when he got Luke Scott on a fly out with the bases loaded to end the sixth.

Olson walked the bases loaded in the first, but escaped trouble. Boston got two runs in the 2nd on back-to-back home runs from Jason Varitek and Jeff Bailey. Then the Red Sox, trailing 3-2 in the sixth, batted around against two Orioles pitchers.

After Kevin Youkilis lined to left, Jason Bay hit a ground-rule double to right-center. Jed Lowrie's double to left scored bay to tie the game. Varitek grounded to short, but Bailey walked and Coco Crisp knocked a single to center, scoring Lowrie. Jacoby Ellsbury's infield single behind second loaded the bases. Dustin Pedroia singled down the right field line and two more runs scored. After David Ortiz was walked intentionally, Yook hit into a fielder's choice.

The Red Sox got another run on a bases-loaded walk in the eighth. The run was scored by Pedroia, who had his AL-leading 54th multi-hit game of the season.

After two strikeouts in the ninth, Jonathan Papelbon allowed singles to Millar and Jay Payton -- and a Varitek passed ball moved the runners to second and third. Pinch-hitter Oscar Salazar battled Bot through an eight-pitch at-bat, but grounded to FY to end it.

Also: Cleveland beat the White Sox 5-0, dropping Chicago into a tie with Minnesota in the Central. Both teams are 77-60, 3 GB the Red Sox in the WC. ... And in a game with no playoff implications whatsoever, New York beat Detroit 13-9.

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Garrett Olson (6.38, 69 ERA+) / Paul Byrd (4.55, 97 ERA+)

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Out-of-Town: Yankees/Tigers at 1 and White Sox/Spiders at 7. Rays and Twins are off.

244 comments:

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SoSock said...

One

Jere said...

"Is there a reason she is referred to by her first name, and the male sportswriters by their last name? It doesn't seem like you."

I hadn't even thought of that. I will tell my mom and we will each put a nickel in the sexism jar. (She is a lot younger and therefore first-namier. Is that a good excuse?)

redsock said...

disgusting red sox fan up and being an idiot -- we all know the nyy version so well.

tim said...

Fucking dog has fucking papers-OVER THE LINE!

Jere said...

what's the fan doing? I'm on Gamecast here.....

L-girl said...

I gotta shut the computer off, my eyes hurt. See you... not sure when. Lots of meetings coming up. See you when I can. :)

redsock said...

hadn't even thought of that. I will tell my mom and we will each put a nickel in the sexism jar. (She is a lot younger and therefore first-namier. Is that a good excuse?)

No (though I have done it also).

tim said...

I'm gonna go ahead and say that it's cause Amalie > Benjamin, whereas Caron > Tom. (Haven't read the book, just giving my 0.02)

L-girl said...

(She is a lot younger and therefore first-namier. Is that a good excuse?)

Nope. :)

SoSock said...

Two.

tim said...

disgusting red sox fan up and being an idiot -- we all know the nyy version so well.

Didn't see it...But yeah, definitely assholes and drunks on both sides.

SoSock said...

damn

redsock said...

boston version of the "loud macho idiot from jersey"

...

more than a few nickels, actually, jere.

nick said...

g'night.

A Conformer said...

You see what happens, Larry? You see what happens when you FUCK a STRANGER in the ASS?

Jere said...

Wait, actually it should sound like me, because I always think of Amalie as "Amalie." And now I'm thinking about this--everyone seems to say "Tina," "Heidi," etc.

nick said...

I may be the only one here w/ an iphone, but just in case...

MLB updated their app today and it now includes gameday! so I can curse it on a whole new platform. whoo!

redsock said...

But it's never Dan, Nick and Gordon.

People do it with all kinds of athletes too, esp. tennis players.

tim said...

heh, redsock's avatar is batting.

redsock said...

fucking butterfingers tek. SHIT

nick said...

for what it's worth, do any of us say Orsillo?

A Conformer said...

OK, Snuffer, as you see, we're in garbage time here already. END IT.

Jere said...

But Papi we say "Papi," also "manny," "Pedro."

tim said...

goddamn fowls

SoSock said...

OMG - not TEK!

tim said...

I'll alternate between "Orsillo", "DO" and "Don"

tim said...

papsmear watah.

nick said...

24 cups of dirty water!

ish said...

It was interesting, but finally the first round of dirty water is on me!

phil said...

Water.

tim said...

Byrd tames the Orioles

ish said...

I usually say Don and Remy. Go figure that one.

SoSock said...

At last.
Dirt, wet dirt, mud even.

phil said...

goddamn fowls

Fowl?

nick said...

I'll alternate between "Orsillo", "DO" and "Don"

fine then.

I suppose we should all just throw what we've got in the sexism jar.

A Conformer said...

People do it with all kinds of athletes too, esp. tennis players.

Outside of Venus & Serena, who have an obvious reason, I can't think of any. Nobody says Maria, Justine, Lindsay, Martina...

OK, there it is. Sox win.

Jere said...

That's so funny-- I ad left the radio on inside, but I couldn't hear it out here so I put on gamecast. But out of nowhere I suddenly heard Castiglione from inside, right on the final out, which he told me about before gamecast updated of course. Sweet. So we're 3 up on Minny and Chi, 5 back of TB. If we cut that to 3 in a week, we'll have a chance to tie em with a sweep

SoSock said...

Night all.
More fun tomorrow!

redsock said...

Well, they USED to say it in tennis. :>)

L-girl said...

People do it with all kinds of athletes too, esp. tennis players.

This drives me crazy.

I think it's different when we say Manny or Papi, etc., that's our team. We don't refer to all baseball players by their first names, just the players we are very familiar with.

But if you watch sports broadcasts, you will hear female athletes referred to by their first names all the time, esp in tennis and golf, non-team sports.

There is NO excuse for that, it's only sexism.

L-girl said...

Well, they USED to say it in tennis.

They still do.

nixon33 said...

There was some consolation in the fact the Sox lost Game 3 and still won a three-game series against two good teams. But anyone in the Red Sox clubhouse who can find consolation in simply a series win against the Orioles is not someone who should feel comfortable in that clubhouse. Maybe Manny Ramirez [stats] would have said something about how there would be nothing to worry about in case a sweep didn’t happen with the Orioles, but Ramirez’ mentality was seldom worthy of emulating or exploring.

At any rate, Ramirez is not around to be the goofy, traveling secretary-pushover of a cleanup hitter anymore.

These are not goofy times for the Red Sox.

-MICHAEL SILVERMAN.

WHAT A COCKSUCKERMOTHERFUCKER!

ish said...

Sure, it's a pretty nerve wracking time of the year if you're a Red Sox fan, but as long as the Red Sox don't stumble this month, what is there to worry about?

Nothing. Except for the Angels.

redsock said...

There was some consolation in the fact the Sox lost Game 3 and still won a three-game series against two good teams. But anyone in the Red Sox clubhouse who can find consolation in simply a series win against the Orioles is not someone who should feel comfortable in that clubhouse. Maybe Manny Ramirez [stats] would have said something about how there would be nothing to worry about in case a sweep didn’t happen with the Orioles, but Ramirez’ mentality was seldom worthy of emulating or exploring.
MICHAEL SILVERMAN


Doesn't Silverman mean losing the third game of the recent series to, and not getting a sweep of, the White Sox and not the Orioles?

(Silverman often got exclusive interviews with Pedro because he believed in always giving Martinez a fair shake. Shame to see him mumming here.)

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