October 11, 2008

ALCS 2: Rays 9, Red Sox 8 (11)

Red Sox - 201 031 010 00 - 8  12  0
Rays - 202 130 000 01 - 9 12 0
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Josh Beckett (Red Sox 13-14 in his starts)
Scott Kazmir (Rays 18-9 in his starts)
Red Sox                  Rays
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Akinroi Iwamura, 2B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B B.J. Upton, CF
David Ortiz, DH Carlos Pena, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B Evan Longoria, 3B
Jason Bay, LF Carl Crawford, LF
Jed Lowrie, SS Cliff Floyd, DH
Jason Varitek, C Dioner Navarro, C
Mark Kotsay, 1B Gabe Gross, RF
Coco Crisp, CF Jason Bartlett, SS
Terry Francona says there is nothing wrong with Drew. He merely likes how Ococ has hit against Red Dot.

The Globe has great quotes from the press conferences with Francona and Maddon this afternoon.

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Beckett vs Rays - 2008
     IP    H  R BB  K  BF  PIT
0427 7 4 2 1 13 26 107 Rays 3-0
0503 8 7 4 1 5 31 100 Red Sox 12-4
0604 6 7 1 0 5 24 92 Red Sox 5-1
0910 6 6 1 2 7 26 84 Rays 4-2
0916 8 3 1 1 7 28 95 Rays 2-1
35 27 9 5 37
Kazmir vs Red Sox - 2008
     IP    H  R BB  K  BF  PIT
0504 4 6 4 3 5 21 90 Red Sox 7-3
0702 5 7 4 4 3 25 107 Rays 7-6
0909 6 5 2 3 4 25 108 Rays 5-4
0915 3 6 9 4 2 19 72 Red Sox 13-5
18 24 19 14 14
SoSHer draven085 says that Kazmir is
allowing significantly more flyballs than in years past and his line drive rate has never been higher in the big leagues. His strikeout rate also dipped [from 2007 to 2008] by .6 K/9 while his BB/9 rose .25. A BABIP of .275 and a strand rate of 82.5% helped masked some of his disappointing season but there's little reason to think this is the same pitcher who has often dominated the Sox over the past couple of years. ... I don't think there's any reason to be nervous about facing him.
MLB:
In the Red Sox's last 12 post-season games (from 2007 ALCS 5 to last night), the starting pitchers have a 1.93 ERA (74.1 IP, 16 ER).
The Globe profiles Kazmir. ... Joe Maddon said he's cool with his decisions to give the green light on 3-0 to both Evan Longoria in the sixth and Carlos Pena in the eighth.

The NLCS is off today. Brett Myers of the Phillies is only the fourth pitcher since 1919 to get three hits in a post-season game (and the eighth overall).

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tim said...

Fucking rays.

Amy said...

Good one for 201, Tim.

ish said...

Stop fucking talking about college football, Castig and Dale.

s1c said...

I'm not worried. We're the fucking red sox

Well said.

Bright side to this outing by Beckett, his after game press comments will be colorful to say the least.

Sarah Gates said...

It's just taken a few minutes for Josh to get the message that A & L did their shots. He's on it now.

Amy said...

Inning over, SCORE RUNS.

ish said...

This 2-run lead for the Rays is not safe.

redsock said...

remember re the poll -- if the sox win in 6 or 7, the rays have to win 2 or 3 games!

but it's early, we are great (and getting drunk), and these fucks will feel our wrath shortly.

Sarah Gates said...

I need to get a beer. The wrath cometh.

(Remember earlier this year when Dave just brought me beers? That was so cool. He's grown bored and gone to watch tv in the other room.)

Amy said...

True, Allan, but we voted with our heads. Our hearts don't want them to win at all.

ish said...

FUCK YEAH LOVES THE DOUBLE STUFF.

Amy said...

FY does it TWICE!!

Tony said...

FY PART II!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love that man!

SoSock said...

The great commercial conspiracy strikes again -
Bob is a bit of a NASCAR fan so he asks me to flip channels once in a while during commercial breaks. It almost always seems to be a break on the other station too.

redsock said...

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

love that little dong!

phil said...

Whee.

ish said...

Pedroia OWNS Kazmir!

Sarah Gates said...

WRATH!!!

s1c said...

FY strikes again!!!

Time for some back to back action!!!

phil said...

Now tie it, Papi.

redsock said...

FY: fuh duh raz

Tony said...

Man, lots of cats getting drunk in here. Good thing I don't bow to peer pressure, else I'd be getting shitfaced too. :D

Maybe I could find some whippets or something...

Amy said...

Twice in the space of what...less than an hour! Quite a youngster.

tim said...

Fuck yes.

SoSock said...

And I flipped back just in time to see Pedroia trotting across the plate - Go Petey, go!

Amy said...

I want the Papi to do his thing.

Sarah Gates said...

Tony - whip it. whip it good.

Tony said...

Blargh. Got under it.

Amy said...

Papi pop up. So disappointing.

SoSock said...

Yook's turn

tim said...

My dad just turned on some Chris Rock thing in the other room, loud as fuck.

Or maybe I'm just hearing the audio and he's watching a replay of the CWS-RSNV series though.

Amy said...

OK---YOUK!! I LOVE YOU!

tim said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMOTHERFUCKINOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!

s1c said...

Youk!!!

Youk!!!

Youk!!!

Tony said...

Tony - whip it. whip it good.

Q: Are we not men?

A: WE ARE RED SOX!

YOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

SULTAN OF MOTHERFUCKING WRATHY SWEAT!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Gates said...

Bring the noise. And also the funk.

(I would like my funk to be the P funk, please.)

ish said...

SWEAT POWERED!!!

phil said...

We're not finished yet.

tim said...

I'm not worried. We're the fucking red sox

DI-FUCKING-TTO!!!!!

SoSock said...

I'm being scolded. Waking up Gage!
Soryy honey, but.........

SoSock said...

And we're into the pen :)

Tony said...

Playing some Steam for Kazmir now.

tim said...

Here comes mr. ball four.

redsock said...

score all you fucking want, tampa.

we'll always come back and fuck you up.

Tony said...

(I would like my funk to be the P funk, please.)

I'm interested in your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Amy said...

SoSock, who is Gage?

tim said...

Time to listen to a Ratdog tune, settle things down as we mercilessly pound the fuck out of this bullpen.

My itunes is FUCKED! What the hell happened, the colours are all warped. Yes i said colours.

redsock said...

MAPLE DOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

WOW! We are ahead!!!

Tony said...

Sarah, just saw your blog...what part of VA did you hail from? I used to be a Fairfax man myself.

BAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

OH MAH GAWD!!!!!!

DOUNG!!!!!!!!!!

phil said...

DOUNG!

s1c said...

Would love to see the Sox score like a ton of runs off of Balfour. Especially since I have to go to work soon and TBS is shitty at work (sound is always screwed up, have I mentioned how I hate direct tv lately?)

I love the fact that kazmir is sitting down.


Bay goodness!!!

Back to Back!!!

Yeah boy!!!

SoSock said...

Bay SHOT!!

tim said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!

Sarah Gates said...

Tampa = pwned

ish said...

TAMPA BAY

Pepe Lepew said...

Back to back bacon home runs!!!!

phil said...

I turn off the volume and start watching Daily Show clips on my computer, and they hit three dongs. Much more enjoyable.

ish said...

7 dongs in this game - ties postseason record

tim said...

I regret not posting my earlier comment when youk donged...

I had written "BAY DOUNG!" then quickly realized it was the sultan of sweat. Should've just posted that, would've looked like ishtradamus.

redsock said...

I'm interested in your ideas and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Hmmm, maybe some off-day P-Funk is in order.

Sarah Gates said...

I'm from Williamsburg myself, Tony.

Amy said...

Very cool prognosticating, Tim.

Tony said...

Hmmm, maybe some off-day P-Funk is in order.

Would you say anybody that gave up on this game after 5-3 has a Maggot Brain, or is just Super Stupid? :D

...I'll show myself out.

Tony said...

Sarah, I've been to Williamsburg. You never had to dress up like you were in the 17th century, did you? ;)

tim said...

If I wasn't digging this Ashes and Glass I would turn on TBS to hear those smug fucks now!

Come to think of it, if I wasn't digging not puking while my ears bleed with Alan Embree's tears, I would turn on TBS.

SoSock said...

How's your pen looking coach?

Well, let's see - a home run and a walk. Not too hot actually.

Sarah Gates said...

...I'll show myself out

...be here all week. Try the veal...

andy said...

Well played playoff Sox

redsock said...

... word of the flowing jack has reached the red sox bench.

and the sox hit some jacks.

tim said...

heh even John Madden is rocking the FKR mohawk

s1c said...

Would be nice to see the bottom third join in on the action and actually score some runs.

Yes, I am talking to you Tek!

tim said...

So would Bay's HRs be called Lumberjacks? (in honoUr of typical canadian stereotypes)

redsock said...

rays were excited about playoffs

well, playoffs ain't so great now, are they?

andy said...

Canadian Bacon

andy said...

Baycon

ish said...

I think Youk's home runs are Lumberjacks with that beard he has.

Tony said...

I wonder if the Sox have a picture of that shirt posted in their locker room. Or if a few of them are just wearing it so they won't forget.

Never forget.

SoSock said...

Amy, Gage is the gandson - 5 years old.
He was asleep but called for his "Dee" (Cathy) when Bob and I both yelled after Bay's dong :)
(did I just say we yelled after Bay's dong, mmmmmm)

andy said...

Navarro thought Lowrie was running.

s1c said...

TBS surprised that Lowrie not going, they do realize that Tek strikes out a lot don't they?

ish said...

BALL FOUR.

andy said...

BallFour

tim said...

Va-fuckin-ri-ght-tek

redsock said...

2 ball fours from balfour

Amy said...

Tek worked that one out

Tony said...

Man, when TEK gets on base...

s1c said...

Balfour lives up to his name. Time for some Kotsay goodness and time to set a new post season record!

phil said...

Bruce Willis as Kevin Youkilis.

Sarah Gates said...

Sarah, I've been to Williamsburg. You never had to dress up like you were in the 17th century, did you? ;)

I didn't, but my little brother was in the fife 7 drum corps.

andy said...

Whatya Say Kot?

Tony said...

Off-topic: that Axe Body Spray chocolate man commercial is pure nightmare fuel. Freaks me out every time I see it. I think it's the constant smile on the guy's face when he's getting bites taken out of him.

Amy said...

So have you started teaching Gage the rites and rituals of Joy Nation?

ish said...

It doesn't seem to sound too much like the ALCS to the Red Sox radio guys... They're talking about spaghetti. Apparently Joe Maddon's minor league teammates back in the day bid to be his roommate because Joe was such a good cook. Specialized in spaghetti.

Arnold: "Kinda hard to screw up spaghetti."

Castig: "Exactly. It's all in the sauce."

tim said...

I think Youk's home runs are Lumberjacks with that beard he has.

Like that lumberjack from the Youkon from the Frosty the Snowman TV special? That we saw last October when he had the Arctic-grade jacket on?

Sager continues the tradition of wearing the same coloured jacket as the walls.

That is pretty cool that they have actual rays there though.

andy said...

Yeah the ChocoCock makes me think.

Tony said...

I didn't, but my little brother was in the fife 7 drum corps.

That's kinda cool. I always wonder how many of the reenactors just think of it as a job and how many take it utterly seriously. I've read enough stories about Civil War reenactors to be a little worried.

ish said...

Off-topic: that Axe Body Spray chocolate man commercial is pure nightmare fuel. Freaks me out every time I see it. I think it's the constant smile on the guy's face when he's getting bites taken out of him.

That girl... in the hospital bed, was it? She's had me mesmerized with her smile.

And that shot by Kotsay had me truped.

Tony said...

Yeah the ChocoCock makes me think.

Thanks, even more nightmare fuel.

andy said...

Fake War Fighters make me laugh. I am against them.

Tony said...

And yeah, ish, that is one pretty lady.

redsock said...

yukon cornelius/

ish said...

Sarah, I've been to Williamsburg. You never had to dress up like you were in the 17th century, did you? ;)

I had to in 5th grade...

tim said...

Fake War Fighters make me laugh. I am against them.

Fake War Fighter Resister Campaign?

Tony said...

Do tell, ish.

andy said...

The Fake resisters are welcome in my house. I will hide them from the CALVARY!

andy said...

ish had to wear a poofy dress

Sarah Gates said...

I think it's the constant smile on the guy's face when he's getting bites taken out of him.

He reminds me of the Burger King guy. Also very creepy to me.

ish said...

I had to wear knickers and churn butter.

tim said...

how the hell did lowrie get on third? i think i missed something.

andy said...

Reverse pick pocketer.

Tony said...

He reminds me of the Burger King guy. Also very creepy to me.

The Burger King King at least has some sleazy charm. There is nothing charming about the chocolate man.

phil said...

Please, Coco.

tim said...

"sleazy charm" - oxymoron?

andy said...

Covelli Pitch Count Special coming up.

Tony said...

Damn it, Crisp.

Woohoo lead!

ish said...

HE STRUCK HIM OUT!!! J.P. HOWELL IS SO AWESOME!!!! I LOVE THE RAYS!!!! I'M CHIP CARAY!!! I HATE BOSTON!!!!

Sarah Gates said...

ish had to wear a poofy dress

Don't think about that too hard Andy, you'll hurt yourself.

tim said...

FKR fan that was ringing that cowbell right before OcOc K'ed looked like he was wanking it.

Amy said...

YUCK, I wanted more runs.

s1c said...

Frak. Oh well, will take the three dongs and it is time to close up the laptop and go to work.

See ya in a few!!!

tim said...

Later for now s1c!

andy said...

Let's hope playoff Beckett comes out of the dugout.

Tony said...

I think sleazy charm exists. How else do you explain Colin Farrell's career?

Pepe Lepew said...

What an inning!

andy said...

I would do Colin.

Amy said...

Second cosmo====>>> hard to keep eyes open at this hour. But I am fighting hard against that urge to shut the eyes.

tim said...

How else do you explain Colin Farrell's career?

Ah, touché.

andy said...

How is babby formed?

andy said...

Allan you here?

tim said...

heh amy getting into the booze too! a true jOs playoff game

Amy said...

Andy, who wouldn't you do? Chip Caray? Scott Kazmir?

tim said...

how girl get preganant?

andy said...

92 miles per hour

SoSock said...

Gage has not yet gotten caught up in Red Sox fever - he won't sit still long enough to watch baseball.
But he has heard enough of us to know that he can pick on me by saying "go hankees". He does so with very impish grin. And I'm not sure if he can't quite say Yankees or he's just imitating what he's heard me say. Either way - I won't correct him :)

andy said...

I laughed harder then ever in my life when I saw that babby thing.

Amy said...

Hard to believe I am still seeing Beckett pitching, but then again, score is tied.

Tony said...

Amy, perhaps you could do what the kids do and spike your next cosmo with Red Bull.

And, for the record, Red Bull is one of the 5 worst inventions of the last 20 years.

andy said...

I would spray my lowrie juice all over the TBS announcers.

tim said...

Yup, that was the most fucked up Yahoo Answers ever.

Did you see the one about Georgia? That one was also pretty funny, but seemed fake.

phil said...

So far so good.

tim said...

Beckett being Playoff Beckett.

Tony said...

Take a seat, Iwamura.

How frustrating is that? All those gopher balls and then Beckett just zings that one in there.

Amy said...

That's cute, SoSock---Don't let him be a Yankee fan!

andy said...

I want to see the Georgia yahho answer. please link me.

andy said...

Upton looks like a cartoon character.

tim said...

Amy, perhaps you could do what the kids do and spike your next cosmo with Red Bull.

I used to do the jager bombs and red bull and vodkas, always seemed like a bad idea. Then I read a study about how it fucks your heart up pretty bad, and decided to stop doing that...

andy said...

How does Redbull fuck you up?

andy said...

does coffee fuck you up?

Amy said...

Did I say tied score? I mean we are ahead. Too much vodka.

Tony said...

I can't think of Red Bull and vodka without thinking of popped collars, too much cologne, and hotchickswithdouchebags.com. Perhaps that's just me.

andy said...

I am in agreement with you Tony. but how does redbull kill your heart?

andy said...

Tim type faster.

Amy said...

Red Bull---never tried it. I avoid caffeine like the plague.

tim said...

here, andy

redsock said...

hi andy - jedi juice, eh?

andy said...

I cannot really do caffeine. I drink my Jack and Cokes during these games but that even makes me crazy. Caffeine really winds me up.

Tony said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull#Health_concerns

I mean, if you drink a ton of coffee that fucks up your heart as well. Caffeine really is not good for you.

andy said...

email Allan. email. My wife keeps stealing my jedi juice trying to make a clone.

tim said...

Had to find it, andy.

Tony, yeah I hear that about the red bull + vodka. I've only done that in desparation - i.e. when I've only had those two things in the house to drink/mix. Never at a bar though becuase, yeah, exactly what you said.

Anyhow, there was some study done with people that drank red bull + booze and it was bad, was the basic conclusion.

Tony said...

Once I took one of those diet pills, which is stupid to begin with, but even worse when I realized that they're just loaded with caffeine. I vowed never to take it again when my right eye wouldn't stop twitching for 30 minutes and I felt like I was going to stroke out.

Tony said...

Wow, that Georgia answer is hilarious. But at least the guy didn't say he could see Russia from his house.

Tony said...

Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck.

Beckett's night better be over right now.

andy said...

nice Tim. I can see some hillbilly in Georgia say that. Especially after the old white lady that tried to trash Obama to McCain. How fucking ridiculous. This is how the majority of our country thinks? That silent midwest ultra christian majority. No wonder we are all fucked up. And way to go Tito. Leaving Beckett in there too long.

ish said...

Beckett is straying into #4 territory.

tim said...

Caffeine is a drug. I enjoy my morning coffee, and afternoon coffee, but all these drinks/pills formulated in labs with super high concentrations of caffeine are too much for me.

I've become pretty insensitive to caffeine in coffee/pop (soda) though. I think it's just the obscene amount of sugar in the coke that wires me.

andy said...

PULL BECKETT NOW!!!

Amy said...

SHIT. Now we are tied. I should have shut my stupid mouth.

I gave up caffeine a few years back. Don't miss it at all. Though right now a little caffeine might help me stay awake. Caffeine makes my heart race and gives me reflux. The stuff is poison.

ish said...

Playoff assassin Tito is kind of bored by this game, too. Wants to make things interesting and keep Beckett in there to face the desperate housewife.

redsock said...

my last trip to VT, in july, i fixed my fall-asleep-at-the-wheel-while-driving problem with red bulls and a loud mix of husker du, ac-dc, etc.

tim said...

Fuck. Longoria better not go long. Or I'll be fucking pissed. We need the playoff assassin and we need it now.

Tony said...

What the fuck? Did Tito bring his Bad Idea Jeans with him to Tampa?

andy said...

I get red cheeks from all my jack and cokes. Something in the coke i am sure. my blood glucose is not high though so i am not overloaded with sugar. the pepsi rep that i used to know would trash coke and say that you should see what it does to pennies in a glass. i want to do that. in fact i am doing that now.

Tony said...

redsock, that's what I do when I'm driving at night. I crank the AC really high and blast the loudest music I have on my iPod. The indie nerd I am, that's usually like TV on the Radio or something.

redsock said...

only the 5th - we got another lifetime before this is over.

fucking evan

Patrick said...

I wonder how Byrd would've fared by comparison...

Tony said...

Well, great. Thanks for managing this game like it's mid-July, Tito.

andy said...

consider me slightly frightened.

Amy said...

OK, what the hell is wrong with Francona? GET BECKETT OUT OF THERE.

tim said...

"And whatever John Madden said to Longoria privately worked"


*cut to Madden/Mongolia meeting*

"Evan if you do well tonight you can teabag Caray while Martinez works your backside after the game"


FUCK SAKES FUCKIGOASD:LKJADLKAJDLKAJDLKAS

ish said...

"Good slide by Pena"

It didn't fucking matter!

Amy said...

Some might remember I asked why Beckett was still there a LONG time ago. And I am drunk. What is Francona's excuse?

redsock said...

well, being an old fart, i go for the older, more traditional shit

buh bye josh.

ish said...

So um...

Wild leading the Bruins 4-1 in the 3rd period...

andy said...

Did you read it Allan?

tim said...

Yeah what it does to pennies is crazy. Can't believe we drink that shit.

I get red cheeks from all my jack and cokes.

Asian?

Seriously, they have it in their genes or something. Few of my buddies who are asian ALWAYS, ALWAYS get tomato-red whenever they drink.

Sarah Gates said...

Do I need to remind you guys?

We're the fucking red sox.

redsock said...

2:30 so far - still bot 5th.

Amy said...

Uch.

ish said...

I drank an energy drink once - AMP, when driving to Florida on less than fumes a couple years ago.

tim said...

Wild leading the Bruins 4-1 in the 3rd period...

Well fuck. It WAS 1-0 B's last time I tuned in.

Also FUCK SAKES to Jav-another run Lopez.

Tony said...

I've never met an Asian in my life that didn't get the glow. And I think it can be safely said that it's not restricted to Asians, either.

andy said...

Can we just chalk this one up as a loss and end it here? I don't see this getting better. Lopez? what the fuck? That's who you go to? Is everyone else dead? Ok ok I see the sword is out for the assassin. He will stand for no more.

tim said...

Confucius say "I'm not worried. We're the fucking red sox"

Amy said...

Lopez being 2007 Lopez. Beckett being less than 2006 Beckett.

Patrick said...

Make the bleeding stop! make it stop! oh the horror!

tim said...

Yeah, I have seen the glow on some honkies. But mostly asians.

Tony said...

One of my dearest friends got the glow every time she drank. It was kind of endearing.

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