September 12, 2008

G146: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 0

Blue Jays - 000 000 000 - 0  3  2
Red Sox - 010 100 23x - 7 8 0
Wakefield mixed in a lot of fastballs and curves and had a superb night in the Boston rain: 8-3-0-0-4, 94. (Toronto's only baserunners of the night in bold.)
1:   K   L9   P3
2: F8 K 2B F8
3: 2B F7 63 43
4: 53 F7 1B F7
5: 53 53 P3
6: F7 K K
7: F9 43 43
8: 53 53 63
9*: 43 F7 63
MDC pitched the 9th. ... It was the Red Sox's 15th shutout of the season -- tops in MLB.

Jed Lowrie had a great night: a sac fly in the second, an RBI double in the 4th, a double and a run scored in the seventh, and a 9-pitch walk and a run scored in the eighth.

David Ortiz doubled the Sox's lead from 2-0 to 4-0 with a two-run double in the seventh and Kevin Cash put the game on ice with a three-run dong in the eighth.

All other games involving East and wild card contenders were rained out. Boston is 2 GB in the East and 6 GA in the wild card.

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David Purcey (5.23, 81 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (4.11, 110 ERA+)

It will be four games in three days for the Red Sox against a team which has won 11 of its last 12 games.

LHP Purcey is a rookie who will be making his 11th start of the season. Check out his game log. Lately, he has been either superb (eight shutout innings over the FKR in his start) or terrible.

Alex Rios has hit in 12 straight games and has a .435/.458/.870 line in September. Lyle Overbay is also hot this month (.382/.400/.735). ... The Red Sox's September stats are here.

J.D. Drew's back stiffened up before Wednesday's game against the Rays and he is a question mark for tonight.

Terry Francona must stop penciling Jacoby Ellsbury in at leadoff spot. His OBP at the top of the lineup this season is a .311. His 1st inning OBP is a paltry .280.

All of Ellsbury's 21 starts since August 14 have been at the #1 spot: .221/.275/.305 -- no hits, no walks, no power. And he's batting only .172 this month (5-for-29).

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This annoys me:
            EXPWL    RS   RA    DIF    W-L   DIF
Red Sox 87-58 766 611 +155 85-60 -2
Blue Jays 84-62 653 556 + 97 79-67 -5
Rays 81-63 667 582 + 85 87-57 +6
Yankees 76-70 704 670 + 34 77-69 +1
Orioles 68-77 733 779 - 46 65-80 -3
***
Rays/Yankees at 7
Twins/Orioles at 7
Tigers/White Sox at 8

East
Rays 87 57 --- Magic #
Red Sox 85 60 2.5 16
Blue Jays 79 67 9.0 9
Yankees 77 69 11.0 7
Orioles 65 80 22.5 E

Wild Card
Red Sox 85 60 --- Magic #
Twins 80 66 5.5 12
Blue Jays 79 67 6.5 11
Yankees 77 69 8.5 9

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redsock said...

JASON WHO?

ish said...

Doug who?

L-girl said...

Just thought I'd check on the thread after the $$$ dong, and there's Sosock, still freaking out over watching NESN. Very cute.

Buffy is very sad. He's reminding us that this isn't what usually happened when these clubs met this year. "Results not typical."

L-girl said...

Buffy also talking about Kottaras. You know why.

redsock said...

FUCK BUFFY AND DOUBLE FUCK THE JAYS.

MAKE TITO APOLOGIZE!

ish said...

Something to do with maple leafs.

Jere said...

Buff, they got dominated by Wake. Just deal.

L-girl said...

He actually said Jason Bay will have some company if Kottaras gets some playing time! What a hoot. Poor Jason Bay, a cultural orphan in the USA.

redsock said...

GDGD says MDC in.

redsock said...

WAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
THEY WERE TIRED
WAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

L-girl said...

Buff, they got dominated by Wake. Just deal.

Freal.

Poor Buffy and his delusions of October.

G'night, take two.

Amy said...

No, SoSock, no service. I took the boat to the Cape this morning from Boston. My parents, brother and cousin are here. THen Harvey drove down after work. We just got back to our cottage and booted up the computers.

Jere said...

They're doing the "Marcooo" "Scutarooooo" chant, ala everyone's favorite swimming pool game.

Amy said...

SoSock, how are you getting NESN? I have it, but I live up here!

I was just reading through the 9/11 stuff on WMTC. Hard to believe it has been seven years... Seven years. Amazing.

Jere said...

I'm in the Monster Seats for Game 1 tomorrow, see* you all at some point.

*internet seeing

Jere said...

ESPN's showing the NESN feed to the rest of the nation since the Rays-Yanks was supposed to be on there.

phil said...

Water.

ish said...

I guess NESN is the only game ESPN was showing, because they blacked it out here.


First round of dirty water is on ME!

Amy said...

Ahh, thanks, Jere. Remy and Orsillo getting national coverage. Were they any less obviously Sox boosters during the broadcast?

Amy said...

Dirty water and 8 innings from Wake!

Jere said...

Yeah I checked that earlier, too--NESN area just gets no game on ESPN.

Hope Youk's hand is okay after that last play.
G'nite!!!!!

Win!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Amy, I was answering on behalf of Sosock, he's the only reason I knew ESPN was showing NESN....

Oh, but I guess I can answer your Q--you'd have never known they were also going nationwide. They didn't act different or mention it.

SoSock said...

Sounds like a nice day Amy. ESPN switched to the Red Sox game about the 4th inning after it became official that the NY game was postponed.

Amy said...

Maybe they didn't know?

Pepe Lepew said...

Not that I was getting *that* worried about it, but it's nice to see Toronto get cooled off a bit, too.

SoSock said...

After reading Jere's comment, that occured to me. Of course I wouldn't know if they acted differently because that was the 1st time I'd ever seen them, but I wonder if ESPN just hooked up with the NESN feed "thru the office", and they didn't even know.

Amy said...

OK, I am off to sleep. Can we sweep the Jays, please? Can the Yankees sweep the Rays?

SoSock said...

Can we sweep the Jays, please? Can the Yankees sweep the Rays?


Tune in tomorrow. Same bat-time, same bat-channel!
night all

Jere said...

"Same bat-time"

Much different bat-time! In both series!

Angels tied after 8. If they lose, we're 2.5 back for best record.

Jere said...

dong, bottom 9, angels win, we're 3.5 back of best wreck.

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