September 13, 2008

G148: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 5

Blue Jays - 050 000 000 - 5  7  1
Red Sox - 200 001 13x - 7 11 2
The Red Sox rally to overcome Colon's unsteady second inning and split the twinbill.

Dustin Pedroia got three hits -- giving him 200 for the season. Jacoby Ellsbury singled, doubled, walked and scored three runs. His infield hit -- a play on which Scott Downs fell down on the grass -- gave the Red Sox the lead in the eighth inning.

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Jesse Litsch (3.70, 115 ERA+) / Bartolo Colon (4.09, 111 ERA+)

Game 2 of the day-nighter.

MLB:
Litsch pitched the nightcap of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the White Sox ... He scattered six hits over seven innings and allowed two runs ... He's been dominant since his return from a short Minor League stint, allowing just five earned runs over 35.2 innings. He has faced Boston twice this year with great success, going 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in those starts. ...

Colon last pitched on June 16 against the Phillies before heading to the disabled list with stiffness in his lower back. He's pitched admirably for Triple-A Pawtucket during his rehab starts, going 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA in seven starts -- including a postseason start against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. That particular start against the Yankees in the Governors' Cup semifinals was his finest -- a 7.2 inning performance, allowing no runs on just two hits.

76 comments:

redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. Mark Kotsay, RF
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Jed Lowrie, 3B
8. Alex Cora, SS
9. Kevin Cash, C

redsock said...

Game 1
FKR: 020 032 000 - 7 13 0
NYY: 000 000 001 - 1 8 1

Both DET/CWS games rained out.
MIN/BAL Game 1 starting now.

Red Sox:
3 GB East
5.5 GA WC

MIN 5.5 GB WC
TOR 6.5 GB WC

redsock said...

Colon: Don't get the shit knocked out of you.

A Conformer said...

When will Detroit and the White Sox make up 3 games? That's gonna be a tough one, especially since the White Sox-Twins is the closest playoff race in the Majors.

redsock said...

OMG -- 2 runs on a WP!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

wild pitch about 15 feet away from zaun.
lyndon races in
zaun tries to flip it back to litsch and it was wild
FY comes in too!!

redsock said...

Just surfing some sites before the game started, I found a blog post that reported one of my favourite (if not my fave) writers -- David Foster Wallace -- killed himself today.

It came from one of the blogger's literary sources in LA, I guess. It's not a jokey site, but it's also unconfirmed and not on the news wires yet.

I left a comment and the guy who runs the blog emailed me right back to say "sad to say, it's true".

I am stunned -- Wallace is/was 46 -- and am hoping something official comes out soon/tonight.

A Conformer said...

Fucking Colon. Get a grip (and a DP)

redsock said...

Colon Blow.

A Conformer said...

Hansack could've been useful in this game... we'll see how the next inning goes, I guess. Redsock, are you watching? Does he look as bad as the results?

redsock said...

dunno - in toronto - blacked out

redsock said...

friggin hacking dreamboat

nixon33 said...

ortiz sucks.

SoSock said...

Hi all, awful slow night.
Everyone else is probably like me - just getting in for the day.

Where the HELL is our offense, and just when exactly did we get such a suck-ass pitching staff?
I know, I'm overreacting, but it sure looks like a non-contending team so far today.

SoSock said...

mmmmm, Colon OTT scopy

SoSock said...

Dear Alex
Please do something to prove you deserve to take up space on a ML team's roster.
Anything!
Thank you
RSN

SoSock said...

Dear Alex
That was NOT what I had in mind.
Please go out to the bus and drive to the nearest American Legion Post and recruit someone to replace you.
Thank you,
RSN

A Conformer said...

Dear Alex
Please do something to prove you deserve to take up space on a ML team's roster.
Anything!
Thank you
RSN


Dear Sosock,

Does a groundout count?

Alex Einstein.

SoSock said...

Jeez, Orteez. Pleez!

Does a groundout count?

Only if there are less than 2 outs and a man on 3rd.

redsock said...

Son of a fucking bitch - rumour is true. I need a fucking drink.

SoSock said...

Shame about Wallace. I've been told I should read that book by several friends, and I believe my son has it upstairs, altho I'm not sure if he's actually read it or not.

SoSock said...

OK, time to get something cranked up here!

SoSock said...

I can't believe we've done this poorly against this young twit. What was it? 1.64 those 1st 2 games? And only Peddy"s 2 doubles tonight. OK, a single by the Bay, but....c'mon!

SoSock said...

COOL!!
Bases juiced - no outs!
Just wish FY was up.

SoSock said...

That's one back, and we don't ven have to have a hit here to pul within 1.

SoSock said...

Dear Alex
Please note most recent request and take appropriate action.
Thank you,
RSN

SoSock said...

FUCK YEAH, TITO!
NOW you're managing!
C'mon Doc D.

Note to Alex,
the bus should be warmed up and Am. Leg. post will be in GPS.

SoSock said...

Dear Mike,
Please do not take any further batting instruction from Alex.
Thank you,
RSN

SoSock said...

Tiz Walks - make it hurt Yook!

And this is looking like 1 HIGH scoring football game, too.

A Conformer said...

Inching closer...

L-girl said...

More than a shame about Wallace. For Allan, a kind of personal loss. His favourite writer, by far his favourite book, ever.

A Conformer said...

Three consecutive lead off doubles. The first two doublers ended up scoring. Will Bay?

L-girl said...

Plus, suicide. One year younger than me. Geez.

SoSock said...

We're Tied!
And so are NY-TB

redsock said...

LBJ dribbler - Downs falls down and it's 6-5!

A Conformer said...

Plus, suicide. One year younger than me. Geez.

Is there speculation about the reason for his decision?

SoSock said...

Lyndon gives us the lead!!
2nd straight hit for Laura's boy.

And the Yankees have gone up on TB by 1 also!

A Conformer said...

Sox and Yanks take the lead almost simultaneously!

SoSock said...

Is he gone?

redsock said...

First official news was only an hour ago, so no. From reading IJ, I think he had some strong addiction demons in his past. Depression? As far as I know he was still teaching in California.

SoSock said...

LBJ should have been at 2nd - rats!

nixon33 said...

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

BURY THESE FUCKING WANNABES!

Jere said...

I shoulda gone to THIS game!

SoSock said...

Non-steal a mute point as Papi comes to life!

redsock said...

BOT & TEK in

SoSock said...

Jere - I thought about you when I came in and saw the hi, no, lowlights after the game.

Not a pretty one to watch, eh?

A Conformer said...

As long as Paps and Mo do their thing (weird to root for both of them at the same time...) it will be status quo for DH-day.

Jere said...

sosock--it was even worse. If I'd brought a glove I'd have a ball right now. Instead, thanks to a Vernon Wells rocket into the Monster Seats in BP, I was in pain all game--hit me right in the palm. ANd the ball rolled to some asshole, so all I got was a bruise. And an 8-1 loss.

SoSock said...

Tito managing his ass off in this one. Lowell didn't come thru, but that was a good move, as was Crisp.
Only thing I'd have done differently was leave Lowell in at 3rd, Jed-I to short, bring Kottaras in for Kotsay, move Ellsbury to RF.
Of course, I could be tripping

Jere said...

Remy saying Ian Browne just missed an easy catch. Speaking of balls hit to people who write about the Red Sox.

SoSock said...

Wow - you tried the bare-handed catch, huh?

Pretty risky, especially on a line drive type!

A Conformer said...

DO repeating the myth of the BJs postseason chances.

SoSock said...

On 2nd thought, given that Lowell was looking a little gimpy last night, perhaps I was tripping.
All is taken back, Tito.
Carry on

A Conformer said...

Good, wholesome dirty water tonight. Now, let's go Yankees!

SoSock said...

On ISH? He's not here, so load him up!

SoSock said...

On ISH? He's not here, so load him up!

SoSock said...

mmmm, conflicting edits, then a double post.

A-Rot grounds out, stranding 2 baserunners - same old same old.

Jere said...

"Pretty risky, especially on a line drive type!"

The word is D-U-M-B, as it turns out. Had I just let it hit the wall behind me, it probably would've just bounced back and forth and I could've bent down and picked it up. I somehow thought I could nab it. Smacked my palm like it was hitting a brick wall.

SoSock said...

8-9-1 up against fruitbat.Can he help us out?

Jere said...

Come on, Mo, 55,000 empty seats are counting on you.

Jere said...

It always amazes me when ESPN or whoever has "no photo" of a player. It's like, "I took a picture of the guy yesterday! You want I should send it to ya?"

Jere said...

Rays must've been bunting for a hit there?

SoSock said...

Evil Rays get a L-O 1b against Mo.

Sheez, get SOMETHING right Yanks!

And the BJ's will have to give a lot of BJs and probably STILL can't get in the PS

Jere said...

two out in the ninth. tying run at plate.

SoSock said...

mmm Longoria v Rivera - 2 people I love to hate.

Jere said...

Deliver us from Eva pinch hitting

A Conformer said...

Fucking Rivera making it interesting. 1-run game.

Jere said...

uh oh, the NESN ticker tells me it's 6-5--which means my GameCast is behind and Fangoria doubles in the run. Or NESN was wrong.

Oh, no, guy DI'd to second, and RBI single. Tying run at 2nd, 2 out.

A Conformer said...

MFY win. No change in the standings today.

SoSock said...

Over - and no change for the day.

After looking at the recap of the early game, I'll take that and smile about it.

Jere said...

Raze Loze

Jere said...

So both teams played 2 games, each won 1, lost 1. Still 2 back.

1,2, or 3 back going into Tampa Monday for 3.

SoSock said...

Hope tomorrow is better, for RSN and for RS.

I'm sure it seems like a bummer of a day.
I remember being downtrodden all day when Arthur C Clarke died, and he was NOT a writer with a lot of good years ahead of him who took his own life. Sounds like Wallace should have been peaking.

SoSock said...

Outta here.
Loooong freakng week. Falling asleep at the screen.
Manana,

nick said...

wow. well under 200 posts for a pre-post-season double header. Last I saw at work it was 5-2. great to see that both the sox and the yanks managed to split their DHers, especially after two sucky first games.