September 26, 2008

G160: Yankees 19, Red Sox 8

Yankees - 133 510 312 - 19  20  0
Red Sox - 300 110 003 - 8 13 1
Ouch. There were some bright spots in this one, though.

Jacoby Ellsbury and Kevin Youkilis both homered in the first inning. Ellsbury went 4-for-5 and stole his 50th base of the season -- only the third player in Red Sox history to do so.

Gil Velazquez and George Kottaras both got their first major league hit tonight. Velaquez hit an RBI single off the left field wall in the fourth and Kottaras smacked an opposite field double into the left field corner in the fifth.

And Chris Smith put a zero on the board in the top of the sixth, denying New York the chance at becoming the first team in American League history to score in all nine innings of a game.

***

Game back on at 11:05.

***

Another rain delay (tarp out at 10:26) in the top of the 5th, no outs for New York.

Tampa Bay lost (again!) to Detroit, 6-4, but if the Red Sox cannot come back in this one, the Rays will clinch the East tonight. Perhaps this debacle will be washed away.

***

After a rain delay of about 90 minutes, the game is on. David Pauley has replaced Dice as the Boston starter.

***

Alfredo Aceves (1.38, 311 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.80, 163 ERA+)

While the Red Sox are preparing for both scenarios, the general feeling in the front office is that the Angels will choose the ALDS schedule that begins on Wednesday rather than Thursday, allowing both clubs to use only three starting pitchers. As the Globe notes:
Such a scenario defies the popular theory that the Angels would opt to start Thursday, thereby preventing the Sox from using Josh Beckett and Jon Lester twice. ...

The Angels have their reasons for starting Wednesday. Los Angeles would be able to go with a three-man rotation of John Lackey, Ervin Santana, and Joe Saunders, bypassing Jon Garland and Jered Weaver.
Terry Francona plans to use Mike Lowell at DH tonight and have him play third base on Sunday.

In the case of a playoff emergency, the Sox purchased the contract of Gil Velazquez, 28. And he made his major league debut last night, after 11 years and nearly 1,000 minor league games.

With three games remaining, Dustin Pedroia has 211 hits, good for 5th place on Boston's all-time single-season list. He needs two more to tie Jim Rice's 1978 total of 213. Tops on the list? Wade Boggs, with 240 in 1985 (which included a team-record 187 singles). Pedroia is the first Red Sox player to get 200 hits in a season in ten years (Mo Vaughn: 205, in 1998).

Jacoby Ellsbury has a career-high 16-game hitting streak (25-for-72, .347).

***

For the Yankees, Aceves, a 25-year-old RHP, has made two relief appearances and three starts (log) since joining the Yankees at the end of August: 26 IP, 20 H, 6 BB, 15 K. Was Watching: "I've seen his height listed as low as 5′ 10″ and as high as 6′ 1″ - and his weight is between 150 and 176 pounds ..." And BR and MLB list him at 6-3, 220!

Other news from New York is that Mariano Rivera left the team and went back to New York for a precautionary MRI. However, Joe Girardi lied to the media about this before the game and then stubbornly stuck to his bogus story even after various writers said they had gotten the truth from Brian Cashman. ... Peter Abraham (LoHud) has audio: "It has gotten to the point where team officials now apologize to reporters for the manager's actions. Nobody is sure why he does it because he gets caught every time."

And the New York Times mentions Hank Steinbrenner's "mission of contributing imbecility to every publication that will have him". Perfect!

***
Rays/Tigers at 7
East                     Magic #
Rays 96 63 ---
Red Sox 94 65 2.0 1

341 comments:

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redsock said...

son of a fucking whore - ransom - 2 pitches - 2 swings - 2 dongs.

phil said...

Fucking Cody Ransom.

Jere said...

Perfect, Mike. DON'T end this inning.

Or Reggie Jackson will kill the queen!

And the bus will explode!

ish said...

They're covering the field!

Jere said...

nice!

redsock said...

wow - THAT'S rain!

Jere said...

(PS I know it's not official til we bat--but just purposely letting them get hits delays that...)

nick said...

I switched away from the debate cause it was making me sick and... I don't even get to watch miserable suffering baseball.

Alright, though. 40 days, 40 nights (ok, 1).

ish said...

What happens, just out of curiousity, if it just keeps raining and raining? The Yankees are CLEARLY winning, but it's not an official game.

ish said...

Everybody, do the rain dance!

ish said...

This is NOT situation where you can have a suspended game.

Jere said...

stretch time in the good land, 2-1 Brewers

Jere said...

If it doesn't go 5, it's not official

Jere said...

whether you're clearly winning or just regular winning doesn't factor in

ish said...

That media guide is safe... for now.

Jere said...

put the fork down for now, media guide eater

redsock said...

Kilgore, Globe:
"My knife, fork, and media guide have been put away for the moment."

phil said...

So this game gets completely replayed on Sunday as a doubleheader if this rain continues?

redsock said...

Globe again:
"Mike Scioscia said he knows which schedule the Angels will elect for the first round of the playoffs against the Red Sox and will announce it after the Angels clinch homefield advantage for the playoffs, which could come as early as tonight ..."

phil said...

3-1 Texas. Still two on and no outs.

Jere said...

Considering the Angels are forced by the rules to announce within an hour of clinching home field, I certainly hope he knew ahead of time. They have officially clinched it now.

Phil, yes, provided they choose Sunday as the makeup date--tomorrow's tough because of the 3:55 Fox start

Jere said...

Angels clinched when Tampa lost.

phil said...

4-1 Texas.

Jere said...

Looks like the Mets'll be 1 back in each race.

Jere said...

completely meaningless, the Texas-LAA game. is what I'm saying.

phil said...

6-1 Texas. Still no outs.

phil said...

8-1 Texas. Good thing it's meaningless.

nick said...

I finally saw that catwalk HR.

Jere said...

Mets lose. Brewers up 5-1.

Twins down big, WS down 4.

nick said...

awfully sunny where Heidi is. Then again, maybe she brings it with her (just don't let her near the field tonight).

ish said...

Interesting outfit she's got on. You could pull the tail of her shirt thing and the whole thing would probably fall away. Doesn't look very secure.

ish said...

Certainly feels like the game is over, doesn't it? Timing's about right... Amount of comments has reduced drastically...

phil said...

So you're saying if someone tugged on Heidi's shirt, no one would notice?

ish said...

Johan Santana will pitch tomorrow on 3 days rest.

nick said...

I don't think I properly acknowledged that not only has Jere heard of Bunny Brains, but he noted there's more than one!

I also see that I wrote Easthampton when I meant Florence (kinda spelled the same).

Yeah, the Flywheel closed, but they are slowly working on the new space. Working out with the town and others for funding for a sprinkler systems.

I'll also note that Joshua Burkett is one of the owners of the swell Mystery Train Records in Amherst. ( I once did an in-store performance in front of the great huge Michael Hurley mural).

phil said...

Hamilton dong. 9-1 Texas.

nick said...

Lester throws a no-hitter!!
Against the Royals....oh.

nick said...

fuck. they're re-starting the game.

ish said...

Game's back on.

ish said...

It's like a bad dream. You wake up for a few minutes, then fall back asleep and it's back.

phil said...

10-1 Texas.

phil said...

So get five outs and call the game.

redsock said...

fucking yankees.

ish said...

LMAO. Love the effects mic with barely anyone there.

"Cocksuckah!!!"

redsock said...

maybe timlin is trying to help the mfy not make outs so the rain will return and wash it out.

ish said...

"Your season's over anyway, Giambi!"

Jere said...

I must admit, I've only heard of the one Bunny Brains because of the other.

Jere said...

"hit a meaningless home run!"

redsock said...

man, i wish i could remix the audio, tune don/jerry down and the fans up!

redsock said...

WHEN'S YOUR TEE TIME?

clap clap
clap clap clap

ish said...

Twins lose

phil said...

This is a nearly meaningless game, but I'll be annoyed if the MFY score in every inning.

redsock said...

Let me note that no AL team has ever -- EVER -- scored in all 9 innings of a game.

Jere said...

Milly-waw-kay wins. Those people are psyched.

White Sox trying to come back.

ish said...

COKE.

phil said...

Phil Coke is getting the GDGD blue-screen treatment too.

phil said...

Get well soon, Lowrie. We miss you.

Jere said...

Jed hit one to the Coke sign off Coke.

ish said...

CANADA.

Jere said...

No energy crisis with Carter.

redsock said...

We need Kottaras to hit a doung.

ish said...

Not if he's swinging like that.

ish said...

Hey wow! Slapped one down the third base line!

ish said...

First MLB hit!

Two first MLB hits tonight for the Red Sox!

phil said...

Kottaras goes balls to the wall.

Jere said...

Kottaras attack Canada? Not if Carter was in charge. Every Van would be checked thoroughly.

Jere said...

13 effin 5

redsock said...

13-7 would not seem so bad right now.

ish said...

Carter, Kottaras, and Van Every combine to make Coke give up the first run of his career.

ish said...

Those three guys had the right idea - Go with the pitch.

Bay's just hacking.

ish said...

Fucking official game.

Jere said...

I said the Mets 1 back in each race. Of course I meant 2 in the division... 1 in the wc. my mistake

phil said...

So why are they still playing? And wtf is with GDGD's ticker at the top and putting everyone on base?

phil said...

11-1 Texas.

Jere said...

if the Red Sox win, we're alive.

Jere said...

2 runs per inning, and we're goin' extras!

Jere said...

I thought the Van was gonna get stuck in the mud.

ish said...

Lackey started that Rangers blowout. 2 2/3, 10 runs

nick said...

why don't I listen to the Kinks more often?

Jere said...

because the annual bombardment of "Father Christmas" every December ruined it for you?

Jere said...

Gap-shoppin' costs you Cash. And then, like, you won't have enough left to phil your coke bottle n stuff. afterwards.

Jere said...

WS cut it to 11-8!

nick said...

I do a fairly decent job of avoiding an awful lot of christmas music. Almost as good as the sox are at avoiding runs.

Jere said...

HBBB!

HBBB!

ish said...

Hit by batted ball!

Jere said...

8 scoring innings this game. All odd numbers.

redsock said...

somebody better be knocking ransom on his ass in this AB or else ...

nick said...

also prime numbers, but that's probably more common than odd numbers.

Jere said...

BB. Hitting him would've expedited.

redsock said...

guy hits 2 dongs on 2 pitches, then you get ahead 0-2? oh man is that time for some chin music.

no balls on this kid.

Jere said...

the red sox and yankees are only divisible by themselves.

*foul*

And one!

Jere said...

he did give him knee music on 2-2

phil said...

12-1 Texas. Imagine Texas's lineup with Toronto's pitching rotation.

Jere said...

you were right, they're getting some sack up in the pen.

redsock said...

can you think of a word that meanings "a bunch of random things" and begins with "n"?

nick said...

ok, fine. I'll concede the division, but can we end this fugliness?

Jere said...

nonsense

nebula

ish said...

The Yankees blew up our bus.

ish said...

Luckily none of us were in it at the time. We were just standing around deciding whether to board once again or not.

redsock said...

i thought of nonsense. i am trying to think of a N word for the blog's subtitle. not sure i like nonsense, though.

laura came up with nonsuch or nonesuch, but her meaning of the word is out of date, i think, like dickens era.

Jere said...

1985 called, wants stache back, heard from crowd. I bet that wowed 'em

Jere said...

a nook is full of random stuff

redsock said...

well, they did not score in the 6th, thank god.

i got this:

"news - numbers - ?"

... and i am stumped.

nick said...

natterings?

redsock said...

thought of that too. laura and i were emailing about it earlier tonight.

noumenon? the definition confuses me.

Jere said...

Cano keeps the prime/odd streak alive!

ish said...

The game is over for me. I'll talk to you guys tomorrow.

redsock said...

all 3 of tito's pitching changes have come after a cano AB.

Jere said...

how about Joy News Joy Numbers Joy Nation

redsock said...

not too crazy about joy nation, to be honest.

nick said...

2 is also a prime number.

right now I'm too tired to wrap my brain around "noumenon"; I'll make sense of it tomorrow.

I doubt I'll stay away for 2.2 more innings.

Jere said...

why not neurons?

Jere said...

news. numbers. neuroses.

nick said...

or neuroses.

redsock said...

why neurons???

news. numbers. neuroses.

has potential ....

Jere said...

nice, nick.

Jere said...

news. numbers. new pencils.

Jere said...

nepotism, ha

Jere said...

nads

Jere said...

'nfinite jest

Jere said...

bailey leaving a Lastings impression in left

Jere said...

this is the first time I'm seeing the playoff hoodies. don't like the bold font

Jere said...

10 scoring innings. All odd and prime numbers.

Jere said...

tying run on hendecuple deck

phil said...

We missed you, Jed.

phil said...

1 is not a prime number.

Jere said...

we're within 11!

phil said...

Hoping to make this score respectable, I guess.

Jere said...

there was a time when 1 was prime. I'm boycotting primes until they allow 1 back in.

Jere said...

great things happen after games that are 19-8 Yanks at Fenway.

phil said...

It'd be another choke for the ages.

Poor Casey needs to get his ABs above 200 and his average back above .330.

Jere said...

wild card ruins another great division race.

phil said...

Le sigh.

Jere said...

Time to set it up for the playoffs...

Jere said...

officially.

phil said...

TEX - 172 200 000 | 12 19 2
LAAAA 100 000 000 | 1 5 0

We weren't the only team that quit tonight.

Jake of All Trades said...

jere said...
great things happen after games that are 19-8 Yanks at Fenway.


Was logging on to post almost this exact comment, but Jere beat me to it...

Joe Grav said...

I was at that game. All of it.

ish said...

Last time the Red Sox lost a game to the Yankees by a score of 19-8, they went on to win 8 straight postseason games, and the World Series.

ish said...

Joe, although the game wasn't good at all, it must've been pretty awesome to have had Fenway all to yourself, basically.

ish said...

Also, the Rays did stay in their clubhouse for the entire Red Sox game and had themselves quite a celebration with their AL East division t-shirts and hats and lots and lots of champagne.

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