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).

955 comments:

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andy said...

i love the red sox

Patrick said...

IT"S MOTHER FUCKING ON!

andy said...

identical box scores as of now. lets dirty that up

ish said...

I'd put my head there if I were that kid...

Patrick said...

I love you, Andy, I love everyone! This is great!

phil said...

No matter what happens, that fangraphs graph is getting laid tonight.

Amy said...

Time for some runs. I cannot stay awake much longer (if indeed I am even awake now).

Tony said...

I know I'm not a neutral party, but imagine being neutral and watching this game? This has to be one of the best games I've seen since 2004.

andy said...

50 50 for the fan graph

Jake of All Trades said...

Now is the time, as I hear the "score before they have to go to Timlin" clock starting to tick. Let's go!

Tony said...

Pedey finally took a pitch he shouldn't have. Bad time to do it.

andy said...

if ORtiz is anything like the old ORtiz then he will end this game now. well they get to hit but he can make this happen

phil said...

Not a strike.

ish said...

If I was a neutral fan I'd have fallen asleep by now. That's mostly because I'm very tired STILL.

s1c said...

Dear Papi,

Now is your time, seize it, make it yours.

Thanx,
RSN

andy said...

Ortiz is jacoby useless

Tony said...

jake, I think they'll let Byrd go 9 innings before they go to Timlin.

Tizzle just isn't right at the moment.

Patrick said...

Neutral party? Like Kansas City fans?

Most baseball fans are probably rooting against the Sox.

redsock said...

yook doesn't give a damn about any trumpet playing band

Bryon Harris said...

Hot corner went down so am now sitting in car with laptop lisiting to radio.

andy said...

I am turning the tv off now

Tony said...

Blargh.

Hold the line, Paps!

s1c said...

fragging wheeler.

C'mon bot, give us a HOF inning.

Patrick said...

That ain't what we call, Rock and roll

Patrick said...

That ain't what we call, Rock and roll

andy said...

my tv is off

andy said...

i did this in game 4 of the alds

redsock said...

time of game: 4:42 and counting

andy said...

I am waiting for the apollo 13 to come back around the moon. out of contact. this will win the game.

Tony said...

That play made my heart leap into my throat.

Sarah Gates said...

I like your plan there, Andy, but I would have to BE behind the moon not to be watching!

redsock said...

5 IP from sox pen, 2 hits, 0 runs

Amy said...

Those drinks have come back to haunt me. Head pounding, eyes closing. Just not sure I can stay with this much longer. :(

redsock said...

3 hits - fu jon miller

Tony said...

Crawford, you are pissing me off now.

ish said...

Holy shit. Bot got DRILLED.

Tony said...

HOLY FUCK

Bryon Harris said...

Phew!

ish said...

Hit off his glove!! Awesome!~

s1c said...

will take the break there.

one more out here bot.

Amy said...

Pap one tough cookie.

redsock said...

liner hits bot, caroms to fy, and snuffer does a sexy lips move and points to first!!!

andy said...

sexual lips is missed. a tribute is much deserved.

Sarah Gates said...

I love Pap.

I hate that song they can't stop playing though. Please at least have some variety in your bad energy pop.

ish said...

Happy to see that splitter there...

Grant Salzano said...

Wow, he IS a bot =-O

Amy said...

This is it. Score now, or I pass out...

Tony said...

What an inning from Pap.

RUNS PLZ KTHXBAI

andy said...

Who closes this one out?

ish said...

Wheeler wants so mo'.

Tony said...

andy, God willing, Paps stays in to close it out in the 11th after we tag Wheeler for 3 runs.

Grant Salzano said...

Wheeler is STILL IN?!!?!

ish said...

Byrd and Timlin warming.

phil said...

We've got Timlin. They've got Price.

Jake of All Trades said...

TBS Hot Corner shows Cora grabbing bat and helmet in dugout.

andy said...

Timlin? why did i just load my gun?

Grant Salzano said...

Tito is planning on bringing in Timlin if we score............................
.............


No.

redsock said...

wheeler's 4th inning!

redsock said...

byrd and toast up .........

fuck RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony said...

Ugh, two check swing strikes. Wheeler's still throwing filth.

richard said...

I cannot believe this. At 10 pm pacific Sportsnet switched to the news. What's going on???

andy said...

lowrie i will blow you and swallow

redsock said...

bot: 18 pitches thru 1.1.
day off tomorrow
he better start the 11th.

ish said...

That's it for Wheeler... Time for David Price.

Tony said...

Big walk by Jedi.

Wheeler's night over.

s1c said...

make some magic here mr. ON FIRE!!!

Make some magic here.

Grant Salzano said...

This game is t3h awesome...

andy said...

Why does this pitcher use a little league glove?

ish said...

Weird. Showed Maddon without glasses on.

richard said...

i guess it's still on in the East, eh?

ish said...

Funny seeing people you ALWAYS see with glasses on without them, even if they're just cleaning them.

Tony said...

Another walk. I guess a PH wouldn't make much sense for Drew, but if he still has a wonky back...

Patrick said...

Sean Casey please

ish said...

Just a little liner to left would do, Kots.

s1c said...

Kotsay can be the man here.

ish said...

As my old art teacher would say... A little dab'll do ya.

Tony said...

I'm perfectly okay with Price continuing to throw low and outside.

Ugh, and just as I type that he zings one in.

richard said...

Now, believe it or not, they're showing Sarah Palin dropping the first puck at the Rangers - Flyers game. I pay cable for this???

ish said...

He had the right idea there.

phil said...

Not a strike.

ish said...

I seem to recall a pitch that far off the plate being called a ball earlier tonight.

Tony said...

Well, that was an awful strike call.

richard, I'd heard about that. Bodog had set 10/1 odds that Palin would slip on the ice as she went out to drop the puck.

redsock said...

nix ain't here, but funix.

ish said...

Time to deliever a big FU Nix.

phil said...

Let the robots ump.

andy said...

I may throw up here.

Tony said...

Thanks, Covelli.

Hold 'em down, damn it!

richard said...

But I don't want to see Gov. Palin. I WANT TO SEE THE GAME!!!

Grant Salzano said...

Phail.

andy said...

Timlin? wow. we suck

Tony said...

Oh good, Timlin.

We shouldn't see him unless it's the 20th inning.

s1c said...

Well the flag has been waved. Almost time to see remdawg.

frag you tito.

ish said...

Major ass-clinching time.

SoSock said...

oh God, the freaking white flag :(

Surprise me Timlin, please!

Tony said...

God, 2003 seems so long ago. Back then I was begging that moron Gump to bring Timlin in. Now I'd rather have Tito bring in anybody else, up to and including me.

redsock said...

See, batters, THIS is why you should have scored earlier.

He MAY be able to get thru 1 inning.

meuniermr said...

At least its the bottom of the order, I still don't get why no Byrd though.

ish said...

Yeah. At this point the blame will be put on the scoring. Timlin's so bad we can't really blame him anymore.

ish said...

Last inning that ball was called a strike.

Grant Salzano said...

THAT MOTHERFUCKING PITCH WAS BETTER THAN TO FUCKING KOTSAY MOTHERFUCK SHITASSCOCK DICKLICKING MOTHERFUCKER

Tony said...

You motherfucker, you called that a strike last half inning!

That's it...if the Sox win, it's in spite of the umpiring.

Grant Salzano said...

This is a fucking joke. Is this umpire serious?

ish said...

Where exactly is the strike zone?

His bat, I guess.

Tony said...

This is horrible. The zone's the size of a peanut right now.

redsock said...

THAT MOTHERFUCKING PITCH WAS BETTER THAN TO FUCKING KOTSAY MOTHERFUCK SHITASSCOCK DICKLICKING MOTHERFUCKER

What he said.

Fucking K becomes a BB.

ish said...

Farrell just got thrown out of the game!

Grant Salzano said...

Tito...

lol you brought in Timlin, you are not allowed to leave the dugout unless you take him out.

ish said...

You have to hang a slider for it to be a strike.

redsock said...

IS EVERYTHING A FUCKING BALL NOW?????????

FUCK

Grant Salzano said...

I'm pissed. We are handing the game away after fighting for 10 innings?

Tony said...

We are the fucking Red Sox.

ish said...

That pitch was a ball a couple of pitches ago.

ish said...

I think the umpire was accounting for Gross' height.

redsock said...

K + DP = good.

fuck this shit,

andy said...

This is fucked. i kicked myself out.

ish said...

Umpires are tired of standing around. They wanna go to sleep.

Grant Salzano said...

Ibbie and clench your ass time.

andy said...

2 k's. put in byrd

Tony said...

What a terrible, terrible bounce. A few more inches and it's foul. I don't blame Youk for picking it up, since if it stays fair you don't even get the out.

Ugh. Just ugh.

redsock said...

fuck timlin - be useful for goddam's sake.

K - alright you neo-con war-mongering asshole?

K

andy said...

tito just said timlin is the fucking man

andy said...

Timlin said motherfucka i'm ill

phil said...

Put in Byrd just to make Holbrook stand around for at least a few more minutes.

Iridescence said...

Why is Timlin and not Byrd in this game to start this inning? Terrible bullpen managment...Ugh

redsock said...

get out of this and i'll vote mccain

phil said...

Fuck.

andy said...

shoulda been an out nice running.

SoSock said...

aw fuck

Tony said...

Well, of course. Did we expect anything less?

Tito, take the day off and think about what you did. A lot of this loss is on your head, pal.

phil said...

Timlin was in because someone will have to pitch a bunch of relief innings for Wakefield, likely.

andy said...

try winning 3 in a row in boston fuckers

Sarah Gates said...

Oh man, Rays, this is going to hurt so much worse... On to Fenway!

Joe Grav said...

FUCK Timlin.

Grant Salzano said...

That was stunningly unstunning.

Fuck everybody. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

FUCK.

andy said...

my sunday and monday is ruined.

redsock said...

why have you not retired yet, old bow and arrow shitface?

...

heydrew -- wtf?

phil said...

But seriously, bring on the robot umps.

Grant Salzano said...

Dude FUCK TITO seriously. FUCK him. Is he fucking serious? I can't fucking believe this. FUCK. DAMN IT get your head out of your motherfucking ass.

I can't believe this shit. Fuck.

Sarah Gates said...

I ended up feeling sorry for Timlin, the strike zone being what it was, and you KNOW how crazy that makes me.

ish said...

Eh, whatevs.

I wish Drew would have stayed back before catching that one, though. Give yourself a running start.

But that's about it. Wheeler was the MVP of this game and the Red Sox could not put a man across the plate in the late innings.

redsock said...

alright 1-1 -- about what we expected, i'd say.

and we got lester v garza.


but shit --gotta go byrd over timlin -- except tito goes with his binky.

Grant Salzano said...

Or, Tito can suck a nut for being that hard-headed. And Timlin can go blow too.

FUCK.

SoSock said...

oh well, we sweep in Boston
manana - I can't keep my head up

ish said...

Upton was pointing upward anyways... A pitch lower in the zone would've been popped up.

With a properly called strike zone things could/would have been different. But the umpires get their wish and they can go to bed now.

Sarah Gates said...

Good night gang - I'm stuck at work for monday, so enjoy it for me!

redsock said...

An umpire calling an actual strike zone would have K'd Navarro and put WF ahead of Zobrist - both of whom walked.

Timpin threw strikes -- the umpire refused to call them.

Tony said...

Hey, it's hard for a man to change the way he thinks. Just ask anybody over 65. :p

The funny thing is that if the results had been flipped, we'd all be really happy with the split. Somehow, it feels like we just dropped two.

But fuck that. We're going to Boston now. This time, the fangraph's gonna be tilted to US.

Tony said...

Wow...I'd tried so hard all season to avoid saying "we" and "us", and here I am throwing those words around like Pacman Jones making it rain. Funny what postseason baseball will do to a man.

SoSock said...

Yeah. definitely not worried about losing 1 in Tampa, that's what I was hoping for Thursday!
Just wish Tito had gone ahead and brought in Byrd, at SOME point in that inning anyway.
It's almost as though he was waving the, well, you know.

ish said...

Had to win one on the road in order to go to the World Series and the Red Sox did that.

Sleep well, Sam Holbrook.

Tony said...

Okay, off to bed. Thanks for indulging my slow descent into madness. See you all Monday!

Zenslinger said...

Frustrating but fun game to watch. Good times. As many have said, can't really complain about a split here. I don't particularly fear them in Tampa -- just a matter of which team turns out to be the better.

I think it's us.

Lex said...

Dude, not sure if you'll see my comment amongst the other 952, but thanks for the pre--/pre idea for keeping numbers lined up in a table.

U Da Man!!!

http://lexnihilnovi.blogspot.com/

nick said...

I see why Tito stuck with Timlin. I see why the ump called the zone as he did. I see why Timlin was willing to saddle that loss upon his back (Tito's dear Judas). It was the kindness of their collective hearts. For they did see our own dear redsock cry:

"get out of this and i'll vote mccain"

What benevolent souls to carry forth to prevent such a moment. May God bless the Red Sox, The MLB Umpiring Crew, The Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays who willing went along, and all who care passionately that such an action not be passed into history.

I thank them all.

tim said...

TIMLIN WHY?

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