September 13, 2008

G147: Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 1

Blue Jays - 100 133 000 - 8 13  1
Red Sox - 000 000 100 - 1 5 0
Byrd's mid-innings implosion turned this one ugly in a hurry.

Travis Snider -- the youngest player in the AL -- drove in five of the Jays' six runs in the fifth and sixth innings, with a three-run dong to right and a two-run rope to right-center that was a ground rule double.

Devern Hansack pitched three perfect innings (on only 27 pitches) to close it out.

George Kottaras made his major league debut when he went behind the plate in the top of the seventh. The Ontario-born catcher reached on a K-WP in his first at-bat and came around to score Boston's only run (FC-E4, FC4-6, Pedroia sac fly to right). He flew to right in the ninth.

By the ninth inning, the lineup card looked like what you might see in a spring training game:
Carter, LF
Cash, 3B
Bailey, DH
Cora, 2B
Casey, 1B
Van Every, RF
Lowrie, SS
Kottaras, C
Crisp, CF
Three Sox played more than one position: Lowrie started the game at SS, went to 3B in the 7th, then back to SS in the 8th. Cora took over at SS in the 7th and moved to 2B in the 8th. Van Every, after pinch-running, was in LF for the 7th, then in RF for the 8th and 9th.

***

A.J. Burnett (4.31, 99 ERA+) / Paul Byrd (4.39, 101 ERA+)

In his five starts for the Red Sox, Byrd is 3.82, 118 ERA+.

MLB:
Burnett will be pitching on short rest ... He was dominant Tuesday against the White Sox in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader, allowing just one hit and one unearned run over seven innings. He struck out seven ... In two starts against Boston this season Burnett is 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA. He walked eight batters in those two starts combined, a total that will likely have to come down this time around. ...

[Byrd is] a perfect 6-0 in his past six road starts going back to July 21. Since that July 21 start, Byrd is 8-1 with a 2.61 ERA. His last time out, in unforgiving Rangers Ballpark, Byrd mixed his pitches well and kept them down in the zone to shut out the Rangers over 6.2 innings.
J.D. Drew will not play in the Toronto series. He received another injection to relax his lower back and his grandmother passed away. The Red Sox called up Jonathan Van Every for the busy weekend.

***

Lots of baseball today, including 12 American League games!
Rays/Yankees at 1
Rays/Yankees at 7
Twins/Orioles at 5
Twins/Orioles at ?
Tigers/White Sox at 3:45
Tigers/White Sox at ?
East
Rays 87 57 --- Magic #
Red Sox 86 60 2.0 16
Blue Jays 79 68 9.5 8
Yankees 77 69 11.0 7
Orioles 65 80 22.5 E

Wild Card
Red Sox 86 60 --- Magic #
Twins 80 66 6.0 11
Blue Jays 79 68 7.5 9
Yankees 77 69 9.0 8
If the Red Sox and Yankees both sweep their doubleheaders, Boston and Tampa Bay will be tied for first place -- actually, the Rays (87-59, .59589) would be still slightly ahead of the Red Sox (88-60, .59459).

106 comments:

ish said...

I'm seeing 7:30 for the second DET/CHI game, and 8:40 for the second MIN/BAL game.

Go Red Sox and Yankees!

ish said...

Amazing how 15 of the 20 games played today have playoff implications. That's almost twice as many games with playoff implications, as there are teams who will go to the playoffs!

First time there will be 6 doubleheaders in one day since August 17, 1980.

ish said...

There will also be four baseball games played in the city of New York. First time that's happened since April 13, 1997, and just the third time the Yankees and Mets have had doubleheaders in one day in New York.

ish said...

DET/CHI, ATL/NYM, and MIN/BAL are all single-admission DHs. Mostly because they're being shown on FOX, so game 2 will follow shortly after game 1.

A Conformer said...

Is this the doubleheaderest day in recent history? That schedule looks mighty full...

redsock said...

BR still unupdated.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Mike Lowell, 3B
5. Sean Casey, 1B
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Jed Lowrie, SS
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Coco Crisp, CF

1. Joe Inglett, 2B
2. Marco Scutaro, SS
3. Alex Rios, RF
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. Lyle Overbay, 1B
6. Adam Lind, DH
7. Rod Barajas, C
8. Scott Rolen, 3B
9. Travis Snider, LF

redsock said...

AmBen:

The news here this is morning is that it's official that Hideki Okajima's option has vested for the 2009 season. Okajima was signed to a $2.5 million two-year contract with a team option for 2009. But if he pitched in at least 115 games in 2007 and 2008, his $1.75 million option vested for next season.
Okajima is now at 123 games, putting his option in the books.

***

Would this have become "official" on August 20, in Jeemer's 115th game?

redsock said...

Only 1 of Jeemer's last 7 inherited runners have scored.

For the year, 13 of 22 have scored.

phil said...

I can't understand why Ellsbury keeps leading off.

redsock said...

Cuz he's fast. That's what you need in a leadoff guy.

Sigh.

phil said...

Poop.

phil said...

Coco's speedy too and has been hot for a month. Bat him first.

A Conformer said...

Shit, it was 12:30, not 13:00. And not the best way to start things off...

ish said...

So, about that whole Ellsbury leading off thing...

phil said...

FUPHIL.

ish said...

Ofer, at least ya made it before 13.

redsock said...

Tito knows what he's doing!

ish said...

Fuphil. That's fun to say.

ish said...

I hear Ellsbury has nitrous naturally occurring in his legs.

redsock said...

According to GDGD, balls 2 and 3 to FY were obvious strikes.

redsock said...

as is ball 1 to ortiz.

ump must have a small zone?

L-girl said...

Hi.

Just saying hi. Am listening but can't thread.

Bye.

redsock said...

friggin' curve

nick said...

hi. I'm more out than in, but thought I'd say hi.

Went to a co-op meeting this morning, lots of housework today and then work tonight.

I want runs, lots and lots of runs. I want runs in my sox. not against my sox.

ish said...

Hibye, L

A Conformer said...

Byrd's delivery is not exactly a thing of beauty. Clumsy, pudgy... I don't know how to describe it.

And Casey's playing. That hasn't happened in a long time.

ish said...

Jesus, Dustin. Why don't you get a shovel?

redsock said...

Byrd - 7 in a row set down and 9 of 10.

PC: 14-11-7 = 32

ish said...

Evan Longoria is back in the lineup for the Rays.

ish said...

Frack. UNH football is encroaching upon my ability to listen to the Yankees-Rays game.

ish said...

"WTSN will carry every Yankee game this season." Really now?

Patrick said...

Hey everyone!

I haven't had enough time or bandwidth (slow 56k) to take part on the blog for awhile, but I do miss it when I check the scores.

Life has been grand out here in North East Oregon. I wear my Red Sox shirt proudly around town (whenever I go into the town of 1,500 which is rare).

It's almost October baseball time. So exciting.

redsock said...

time for a tiz bomb

redsock said...

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

redsock said...

FKR: 0
4PY:

Patrick said...

Those tickets I was trying to give away for a ride to the airport ended up being that loss to the rays in 14.

ish said...

Hey Patrick. Meet any chicks out there in northeast Oregon?

ish said...

Those tickets I was trying to give away for a ride to the airport ended up being that loss to the rays in 14.

How'd you end up getting to the airport?

I ended up getting some tickets for Sept. 22 against Cleveland

ish said...

Very good play!

Patrick said...

Hey Patrick. Meet any chicks out there in northeast Oregon?

Oh yeah. It's been a good trip for me.

My sister's boyfriend drove me to the airport and I gave him my other pair, the tickets to that Orioles game where we won on the walk-off error.

ish said...

My sister's boyfriend drove me to the airport and I gave him my other pair, the tickets to that Orioles game where we won on the walk-off error.

Funny. My sister's boyfriend gave me the tickets to the game I'll be going to.

Fantastic on the other front. Sounds like things are going well. Any interesting adventures?

Patrick said...

How did we get Byrd and Kotsay? I've been out of the loop.

ish said...

Rios had a thought of throwing to first to try to get Casey before he reached.

ish said...

How did we get Byrd and Kotsay? I've been out of the loop.

A couple of waiver deals for very very minor league players.

Patrick said...

No exciting stories. My highlights have been eating from our robust garden, driving draft horses, playing cards and drinking beer...

low key fun.

ish said...

But fun nonetheless.

nixon33 said...

ugh. looks like its one of those days, eh?

Patrick said...

Is this right? Barto is pitching tonight? Will this be his first appearance since facing the Phillies?

redsock said...

ugh. looks like its one of those days, eh?

A bit early for that, no?

ish said...

Damn and blast!

nixon33 said...

great. and the rays take the lead 2-0.
i hate this shit

nick said...

It's cool though, cuz the sox are gonna score 8 runs this game and the jays are only going to get one more in the 4 innings.

Patrick said...

Ouch. that hurts.

nixon33 said...

no, its not too early for that, according to paul byrd.

Patrick said...

Time for some runs. Lets plate three.

L-girl said...

must buy volvo... must buy volvo...

L-girl said...

Hi Patrick!

ish said...

Patrick, how long do you stay out there?

nixon33 said...

good at bat Tek!

Patrick said...

Hey L.

Good to see you like the car that tim wakefield uses. I mean the shampoo that Jacoby Ellsbury drives.

Patrick said...

I bought a one way ticket, so I'm not sure. I don't plan on spending the winter.

L-girl said...

Yeah, something like that.

See any bigfoots out there yet?

nixon33 said...

lets get a blast!

Patrick said...

I haven't seen any Sasquatch around, though there was rumor of a pride of Yeti roving the hills outside of town.

Just elk and deer and Belgians, and volvos, I mean Voles and people.

redsock said...

There is a new commercial that says it's the car Castig and Lyndon both drive.

Patrick said...

But they probably don't call him Lyndon?

nixon33 said...

thanks for nothing, byrd.

ish said...

Goodness. This batter is only a handful of days older than me.

redsock said...

christ on a cracker ....

redsock said...

Come on, Chokers!

nixon33 said...

*my attention shifts to the yankees game*

nick said...

fuck. my score prediction crystal ball is really a freaky funhouse mirror.

maybe I'm not actually as handsome as I thought.

redsock said...

The 'Sack is up.

nixon33 said...

is sack the longman at this point? or will tito use timlin.

redsock said...

Maybe Byrd can go to the pen tonight, not that it's a good option!

23 batters but only 59 pitches (47 strikes, 12 balls)

redsock said...

19 of the 23 batters Byrd faced saw 3 or fewer pitches, including 14 in a row!

nixon33 said...

jeez. the yanks are really infuriating to root for.

ish said...

Van Every LF
Cora SS
Lowrie 3B
Kottaras (maple leaf) C

Hansack P

redsock said...

KOTTARAS!

ish said...

I'm going to choose this time to duck on out, enjoy the rest of my afternoon, and show up tonight like nothing happened.

L-girl said...

KOTTARAS!

Our neighbour!

Not just Canadian, but from our area.

redsock said...

1st AB!

andy said...

Just tuned in. Very happy to see that we did not win this game. Why try too hard to win the East?

nixon33 said...

3-0 FKR

andy said...

Georgie was going for one of those multiple fielder outs.

andy said...

Not that any of these younger journeyman players give a shit but the Yankees should sweep their final homestand. Jeter may be the only guy who truly cares.

andy said...

Hey MLB.tv has the option for either team's home broadcast. how long will that last I wonder.

nixon33 said...

3.0

nixon33 said...

FUCKING YAKNEES SUCK.
MOOSE YOU'LL NEVER WIN 20 YOU ASSHOLEFACE

nixon33 said...

eh, whattayagonnado?
win tonight and FKR lose tonight and its all back to where it was beforehand.
hope colon has it innim.

andy said...

Double Header fantasy baseball. Kevin fucking Cash at third.

andy said...

Did Tito just come out of the clubhouse up the dugout stairs and say to the bench coach, what the holy fuck is Cash doing?

redsock said...

wow -- this has become a spring training game.

nixon33 said...

wow -- this has become a spring training game.


are you talking about the sox or the takns game. both are in the toilet at this point!

nixon33 said...

tito, can i play?

redsock said...

i meant all the sox subs. my scorecard looks like a feb 27 game!

i think the game 2 post will go up asap. gotta put this debacle behind us toot sweet.

andy said...

Good idea. This game and thread is dead.

redsock said...

i'm pretty sure i got a very cool factoid about g-kot. will have to do some research btw games.

redsock said...

!

Carter, LF
Cash, 3B
Bailey, DH
Cora, 2B
Casey, 1B
Van Every, RF
Lowrie, SS
Kottaras, C
Crisp, CF

redsock said...

Devern 'sacked up: 9 up, 9 down.

nixon33 said...

Devern 'sacked up: 9 up, 9 down.


SHOULDA BEEN USED INSTEAD OF TIMLIN ON WED! HE WAS AT FENWAY THAT NIGHT, NO?

andy said...

My fucking washing machine should have been used before timlin.

nixon33 said...

whats yr washing machine's ERA?

redsock said...

Put this guy on the All-Penis Team

SoSock said...

What a freaking joke.
This is no damn time to play one as if it just doesn't matter.
And the damn Skankees are of course lying down for the Satanic Rays just like we did here.
I spend all day so far at the LL complex working on fields, now I've gotta get out here and mow our yard since it's been raining for 2 solid weeks, and I can't even get a little excitement out of a good game report in between.
Freaking Sox,
mumble, mumble, growl, sputter,cough,get off my yard you damn kids, hmmph

A Conformer said...

Put this guy on the All-Penis Team

I don't have the google fu to find the comment, but he's already on the team. And Candy Cummings is the closer.