September 9, 2008

G144: Rays 5, Red Sox 4

Rays    - 002 100 002 - 5 12  1
Red Sox - 100 100 020 - 4 6 1
Jason Bay's two-run home run to left in the eighth gave the Red Sox a 4-3 lead and it looked like Boston would move into first place in the East once Jonathan Papelbon disposed of the Rays in the ninth.

But leadoff hitter (and pinch-hitter) Dan Johnson cranked a 3-2 pitch over the Red Sox bullpen in right-center for a game-tying home run. Then, with one out, Fernando Perez doubled high off the Monster and Dioner Navarro doubled into the left field corner to give Tampa Bay a 5-4 lead. (Where's Bot's splitter?)

In the home half of the ninth, Troy Percival walked Mark Kotsay. Jason Varitek tried in vain to bunt, and was then frozen on a nasty 1-2 curveball for the first out. Percival fell behind David Ortiz 3-1 -- was he pitching around him? -- before Flo flew out to right field. Terry Francona then sent Jacoby Ellsbury in to pinch-run for Kotsay at first. Why didn't Tito do this as soon as Kotsay walked? With no outs or two outs, Ellsbury was the potential tying run -- and giving him an opportunity to run with Varitek and Ortiz at the plate would have been wise.

With Coco Crisp at the plate and two outs, Lyndon did run -- stealing second easily and going to third when Navarro's throw short-hopped into center field. Alas, Crisp ended the game by popping out to second base.

The Twins beat the Royals 7-2 to move 6 GB the Red Sox in the wild card. The Blue Jays swept a day-night doubleheader from the White Sox 3-1 and 8-2.

With Toronto 7 GB Boston in the wild card race with 18 games to play, the Canadian sports media will insist that the Jays, with seven games remaining against the Red Sox, have a decent shot at the post-season. It's sad to see such rampant delusion go untreated -- in a country with universal health care, no less.

***

Scott Kazmir (2.99, 144 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.88, 157 ERA+)

The Red Sox have won 10 of their last 13 games and a win tonight could put them into first place for the first time since the All-Star Game. The three-day break was the only time Boston has been atop the AL East since June 28.

Coco Crisp has had six consecutive multi-hit games, during which time he has batted .682 (15-for-22), with a .720 OBP. In his last 13 starts, Crisp is hitting .531 (26-for-49).

At the same time, Jacoby Ellsbury continues to slump -- .232/.305/.305 since August 10, and a .327 OBP and .690 OPS for the season. Lyndon's OPS+ this season (79) is roughly the same as Jason Varitek's (78) and Julio Lugo's (80).

In his two starts against Boston this season (May 4 and July 2), Kazmir has pitched a total of nine innings: 13 hits, seven walks and eight runs.

***
Blue Jays/White Sox at 2
Blue Jays/White Sox at 8
Royals/Twins at 8
Yankees/Angels at 10
East
Rays 85 57 --- Magic #
Red Sox 85 58 0.5 20
Blue Jays 76 66 9.0 12
Yankees 76 68 10.0 10
Orioles 64 78 21.0 E

Wild Card
Red Sox 85 58 --- Magic #
Twins 78 65 7.0 13
Blue Jays 76 66 8.5 12
Yankees 76 68 9.5 10

475 comments:

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tim said...

Tizzle is available, motherfuckers!

nixon33 said...

LOWELL WHEELS????

Bryon Harris said...

I keep playing through pieces and then nervously checking the computer expecting them to have taken the lead. Nuthin doin yet...
Brtter go back at it...GO SOX!

A Conformer said...

Looks like the Sox caught a break there.

tim said...

Now would be a nice time to take the lead.

Navarro gets a shot in the face. Everyone getting shot in the face by the Sox' balls tonight

tim said...

Well finally after 2.5 fucking hours my chicken is cooked. Note to self, fully defrost before cooking next time.

Anyway food time, time to eat and watch in other room for a bit. Be back lator.

Bryon Harris said...

Come on Javier

nixon33 said...

fuck, too long with lopez? he's usually good for one inning.

A Conformer said...

MDC with 2 inherited runners. It's kinda scary.

A Conformer said...

NIX, I THINK YOU FUCKING JINXED THE COCKSUCKER!!!

redsock said...

staats thought that was 30 rows over the bullpens - dick.

A Conformer said...

I was just gonna ask the eternal question: Where are redsock and L-girl?

redsock said...

time for bartlett to strand another pear.

redsock said...

staats SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF on that foul --- good god man, calm down. it's a STRIKE!

A Conformer said...

Fucking close... long exhale...

nixon33 said...

HOLY FUCK THAT WAS STRESSFUL

A Conformer said...

Wow, Houdini all the way today. Way to go, Doctor!

Amy said...

WE NEED RUNS!

ish said...

I like Papi PH.

andy said...

Who is coming out of the dugout?

redsock said...

TIZ TIME!

Best #9 hitter in baseball.

redsock said...

fine - put him on - crips will deliver.

Amy said...

ARGGHH.

(I am doing a Nixon imitation, without all the cursing.)

A Conformer said...

ARGGHH.

(I am doing a Nixon imitation, without all the cursing.)


Then it's not a Nixon imitation.

Amy said...

LOL! It was the G rated Nixon.

nixon33 said...

FUCKBAGMOTHERFUCKERSONOFACUNTBITCHBASTARDSHIT

Amy said...

Now THAT'S the real Nixon! :)

nixon33 said...

that was pure co-inky-dink, i swear!
(NO PUN INTENDED)
IM ON A ROLL!!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

Jekyll bullpen today. NOW: RUNS

redsock said...

Dear Red Sox batters:

It's time to score a run or two.

SoSock said...

Been watching on GDGD and following the thread periodically. GOT to get a little paperwork done tonight.
WTF is up with the lack of O. We usually hit Kazmir pretty well.

Nice job by Oki.

RUNS PLEASE!!!!

Jere said...

ok, quit foolin around, gentlemen.

Amy said...

If we don't score a run this inning, at least one, I am going to cry.

SoSock said...

Oh and... is there really such a thing as a G-rated Nix :)

L-girl said...

Don't cry Amy. Hey you guys, don't make Amy cry!!!

ish said...

I like this guy Jeemer.

L-girl said...

I was just gonna ask the eternal question: Where are redsock and L-girl?

So far our internet is working tonight, but I was being lazy and lying on the couch w/o the thread.

Amy said...

ONE FUCKING RUN IS ALL I ASK.

(the R rated Nixon)

Joe Grav said...

fuck no

redsock said...

nah - that's PG-13.

Amy said...

Damn. Two out. Down to Youk to spare me some tears.

A Conformer said...

ONE FUCKING RUN IS ALL I ASK.

(the R rated Nixon)


Rally Amy Curse!

Amy said...

Youk sweating on this cool rainy night? What a bizarro.

Jere said...

put one in his wheelerhouse

Jere said...

ok we'll take a walk

Amy said...

Jewish God of Walks.

Joe Grav said...

yay

L-girl said...

Youk doesn't make Amy cry. Now it's up to our Canuck friend.

Amy said...

Time for Bay to put us ahead, no?

Jere said...

Hudson Bay > Tampa Bay

redsock said...

Bay:

Get it on
Bang a doung

ish said...

Bat and Bot warming.

ish said...

HE DID IT.

Amy said...

TOLD YOU!!!

L-girl said...

DOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Dong-on-Hudson!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

O FYCKASKDALKSD:A

ish said...

That guy who caught the ball just got PUMMELED by some other guy.

BAY AREA.

phil said...

!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

WE LOVE YOU YOU CRAZY CANADIAN!!!!

redsock said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

FUCK YOY STAATS AND MIGRAINE

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK
YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

HJAHHAHAHHAHAHA

nixon33 said...

OMG!!!!!!!

Amy said...

I AM CRYING TEARS...OF JOY!!

Jere said...

i call for curtain!

A Conformer said...

Amy, you should curse more often!!!

ish said...

Fans want a curtain call from Bay... Ortiz came out instead!

Amy said...

I feel First Place. (Even if only for tonight, Ish, you killjoy).

nixon33 said...

WOW.
GOOD FUCKING WORK AMY!!!!!

tim said...

I had just posted this saying "We need another one of these" and got conflicting edits.

OH FUCK YEAH! ONE MORE FOR MY MONEY NOW PLEASE!

tim said...

Fuck! This is going to be the one game where they win by 1 that I was talking about earlier!

L-girl said...

First place on the way...! I love being wrong. :)

papa sime said...

BAY!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Ofer, I curse plenty. Just not as much as Nix! But I will do it more if it gets us runs.

redsock said...

You smell that?

That's "eau du first place".

L-girl said...

(Try just refreshing thru conflicting edits, it works for me every time.)

ish said...

Bay ran around the bases so fast, looked like footage from a game in the 30s!

andy said...

I was going to never say this but here it goes, Manny who?

ish said...

Jeemer for the save?

ish said...

Nope. SNUFFIN' TIME!

L-girl said...

Bot is on the way.

Joe Grav said...

yessssssssssssssssss

ish said...

I'd hate to have been those people in the monster seats. Especially that woman who kept trying to get the ball. Real attractive.

L-girl said...

Manny fucking Ramirez, one of the greatest hitters Fenway has ever known. That's who.

Jere said...

Fake-ajima.

Pap.

Joe Grav said...

here we go papelbon here we go

Jere said...

wait, make that Faux-kajima.

tim said...

That box I posted (steamed spinach game) is pretty similar to this series.

Starters - Jackson/Lester from yesterday
TB had Wheeler come in and pitch the 8th, today.
Boston had Delcarmen, Oki and Pap today.
Yook hitting cleanup. The top of the lineup makes me puke in my mouth though.

Jere said...

shippin up
shippin off
shippin out

to first place

tim said...

Yea re: conflicting edits, I tried it earlier tonight, and it just gave me the same error msg, except without the 24 pt "CONFLICTING EDITS" shits

tim said...

Happy Bday again Jere! (probably didnt see it in yesterdays thread)

nixon33 said...

RIGHT ON l-girl.
i was gonna, but left it alone...

Jere said...

this is the guy Heidi Watney called "Don Johnson" earlier.

L-girl said...

Faux-kajima

ha ha, i like this

Amy said...

Feels like a playoff game. Almost.

Jere said...

i was wished a happy birthday in yesterday's thread? awww, thanks

L-girl said...

Nix, I try to leave things alone, but I am rarely successful!

SoSock said...

Holy SHIT!
I went to get Cat settled in the tub and lit some candles for her, came back and.....
THAT had happened!
Hoo Ray Bay!

Loving the "eau de 1st place" :)
Maybe "eau de une" ?

A Conformer said...

BTW, Bay vs. Wheeler: 2-19, with 2 dongs.

tim said...

Another All-Cock Teammate!

nixon33 said...

i love bay screaming "get up, get out" on the way to first after he ripped it.
almost as awesome as drews reaction when he hit the granny in game 7

ish said...

oh no!

phil said...

Shit.

tim said...

Defintely on the Cockmuncher team

Amy said...

FUCK

Jere said...

gonna have to be a walkoff I guess... dammit

L-girl said...

fuck
fuck
fuck
fuck

fuck



fuck


fox mediot going insane

redsock said...

bot behind 3-0

migraine says it's tough to come into a pressure situation like this and throw strikes.

yeah - this is the most pressure bot has ever faced. fooking tampa.

Amy said...

Pap...

ish said...

Papi should be due up next inning, right?

redsock said...

SO WE WALK OFF IN THE 9TH

B

F

D

tim said...

Thats fine, we'll make like the Blue Jays and have a Tek Grand Slam!

A Conformer said...

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-it

SoSock said...

oh fuck

redsock said...

kotsay
tek
tiz

nixon33 said...

PAP= HITTABLE

L-girl said...

scuse me, i'd rather not see our closer give up dongs to mr nobody

tim said...

Figures, that Dan Johnson character was born in a place called Coon Rapids, MN.

Racist motherfucker.

ish said...

Pressure situation. lolz.

Amy said...

Has Ortiz had any walkoffs this season?

tim said...

Fuck TB announcers.

On the bright side, this makes my lottery ticket possible again. I didn't give a shit about that 5 minutes ago though, when we were in first fucking place.

ish said...

Oh shit!

SoSock said...

As I moved my curser over the GDGD screen, a little box popped up that said "options".
I couldn't find "erase previous batter" dammit.

ish said...

If it's high, let it fly, huh?

L-girl said...

ugh

Jere said...

every ball hard hit.

tim said...

I guess I can say it now.

What we need is one of THESE!

wtf pap? i don't think he warmed up enough.

L-girl said...

that was really at the verrry top of the wall

nixon33 said...

FUCK COME ON PAP

redsock said...

wasn't drew's salami in game 6?

ish said...

0.5 GA or 1.5 GB? Up in the air now.

A Conformer said...

On the bright side, this makes my lottery ticket possible again. I didn't give a shit about that 5 minutes ago though, when we were in first fucking place.

The Brewers are looking pretty bad, so you can worry more about first place, for now.

Jere said...

1st inning, game 6

nixon33 said...

pap looking toasted.

L-girl said...

bot ain't got

it tonight

ish said...

Okay, so it's one thing to give up a tying dong. Another thing to give up two ringing doubles. COCK ROCKETS.

A Conformer said...

wasn't drew's salami in game 6?

Yep. Game 6, off Carmona. Game 7 was 3-2 until the 7th, I think...

Joe Grav said...

fuck.

Jere said...

we shouldn't have thrown Pap two nights ago for no reason....

nixon33 said...

yeah was it game 6, oops


either way FUCK right now

Amy said...

What the fuck is wrong with Bot? He really getting knocked around here.

L-girl said...

i had to mute the foxiot. he's beside himself.

nixon33 said...

FUCKING PAPS

tim said...

Didn't even check the Brewers score, fuck it. We'll do it live!

This is a fucking anal papsmearing right now. Ugh.

Jeff in PA said...

FUUUUUUUCCCKKK

tim said...

Pap Migraines again?

SoSock said...

2 doubles and a ball in the dirt.
Not his night Tito.
Yank him.

tim said...

On the bright side (again)...Conflicting Edits is back to its usual self. Last 3 have done that and F5 fixes er.

A Conformer said...

FUCK. Really bad outing for Snuffer, and now we're back were we started.

nixon33 said...

WHAT. THE . FUCK.

nixon33 said...

I JUST WENT FROM PSYCHED TO PSYCHO.

tim said...

this is brutal! i agree, yank him.

ok thats better

oh good, percival is coming in. we should have this.

Amy said...

Who do you bring in when your closer doesn't have it? Timlin?

tim said...

Bottom of the order is going to need to steam a field full of spinach! Fuck!

Jere said...

that dumbass shouldn't have swung 3-0. way to do us a huge favor. walkoff time.

tim said...

amy....Oki, MDC (but they've already been used) so...masterson?

nixon33 said...

fuck me this fucking sucks.
please change this. what a fucking let down that was.

tim said...

Paps ERA goes from 1.61 to 1.89.

Jere said...

Redsox.com main headline still showing: "Matsuzaka hands game over to bullpen in sixth"

redsock said...

i really do not want to see tek bat. if kotsay gets on, you know he'll gidp. maybe we'll see casey....

fuck, just get 1 on for flo .... then we'll party like it's 2004 ...

tim said...

Alright, time for some first hits of the game for these guys!

SoSock said...

Well shit, now we gotta score just to get to extras.
Of course a Papi dong after a Pinch-hit 1b does the job!

A Conformer said...

Well, there's a certain event that used to happen a lot, especially in the 04 playoffs and in 05, and I'm pretty sure we haven't seen it this season. Make it happen.

tim said...

Kotsay...make yourself!

L-girl said...

that event would be very good to see.

tim said...

Purseivil fucking sucks. Smash this fuck!

Jere said...

swung at ball 3

tim said...

TEK WTF?

(WITH EXPANDED ROSTERS AND 3 OTHER FUCKING CATCHERS IF NECESSARY. SUPER WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)

ish said...

HAHA BB.

L-girl said...

according to plan so far...

nixon33 said...

NOW GET JACOCO CRISPBERRY IN THERE TO STEAL!

Amy said...

Tying run on...

Tek going to bat? Even I hope not..

tim said...

why varitek?

1 on, 0 out will soon become 0 on, 2 out. fucking christ.

Joe Grav said...

here we go

PR lbj?

Jere said...

tying run on. TRO-ma film

ish said...

Tito thinking bunt?

redsock said...

migraine says the HR has "paralyzed these red sox fans" --- as a LOUD "LET'S GO RED SOX" chant is in the background

shitfuckmunch

L-girl said...

why??? why is he batting??????

ish said...

I'd PR lbj for Tek.

A Conformer said...

You know what McCarver always says...

tim said...

why bunt? waste an out?

i guess the event will happen anyway.

SoSock said...

If Tek is staying in, I hope he's bunting.

Amy said...

Boy, he'd better not GIDP or we will have many conflicting edits.

Joe Grav said...

this is dumb. they would walk ortiz.

Jere said...

AM I wrong in saying Varitek is a very good bunter?

redsock said...

fuck send cora to bunt.

tek is shit

ish said...

Dammit. I guess a good way of preventing the bunt is throwing the ball right at him.

Jere said...

god damn it, hit by the pitch but it's still a strike.

ish said...

Cock. Now he has to swing.

Joe Grav said...

swinging now

Jere said...

well he wasn't a good bunter this time

redsock said...

SUPER FRUCKING WRONG

nixon33 said...

jesus...

tim said...

Jason "19 sacrifices in 11 seasons" Varitek trying to bunt.

ish said...

BOOOOOOOOO.

Amy said...

OH SHIT

ish said...

At least he didn't GIDP.

Amy said...

Bright side...no DP

nixon33 said...

OK GHOST OF PAPI, APPEAR. APPEAR!

tim said...

Fuck you Francona.

L-girl said...

tek k. what a surprise. 'nt.

but it wasn't swinging, so maybe it was a surprise.

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