February 25, 2009

Baseball Today (And Tonight)!

Red Sox (ss) - 000 101 000 - 2  8  1
Twins - 030 000 02x - 5 11 0
A Wednesday split.

Wakefield struggled against the bottom of the Twins order, giving up four singles to the first five guys to bat in the second. Toss in an outfield throwing error from Brad Wilkerson and Minnesota led 3-0.

Gumball Bailey's single scored Yook in the fourth and Jed Lowrie's RBI triple brought Wilkerson home to close the gap to 3-2. But Billy Traber crapped the cot in the eighth, allowing four singles and two runs before recording an out.

Justin Masterson and Manny Delcarmen looked good out of the pen in relief of Wake. Ramon Ramirez pitched a strong seventh inning, striking out two of his three batters.

We have the Red Sox playing baseball again -- so all is well.

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BC Eagles     - 000 100 0 - 1  5  0
Red Sox (ss) - 000 061 x - 7 8 0
Water! Nick Green and Yamaico Navarro both went 2-for-2 (Navarro hit a dong). Chris Carter hit a three-run double. BP pitcher Ino Guerrero, 48, drew a walk in the fifth!

Josh Beckett threw two perfect innings (22 pitches, 15 strikes) with two strikeouts (one of them being CHB's son). Clay Buchholz retired the side in order on six pitches in his one inning of work.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed five hits and two runs over 1.2 innings for Japan in an exhibition game against Australia on Tuesday. He threw 38 pitches. The game was a tune-up before the WBC.

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There are baseball games today!

The Red Sox play their traditional spring opener against Boston College this afternoon, then they play the Twins tonight.

Scheduled pitchers:
BC: Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Kris Johnson, Junichi Tazawa, Felix Doubront, Daniel Bard

Twins: Tim Wakefield, Justin Masterson, Manny Delcarmen, Javier Lopez, Ramon Ramirez, Billy Traber, Dustin Richardson

The night game will be on MLB.tv (in addition to NESN and MLBN), so I'll be tuning in!

Lineups vs Boston College
1. Julio Lugo, SS
2. Rocco Baldelli, LF
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. J.D. Drew, RF
5. Chris Carter, 1B
6. George Kottaras, C
7. Jonathan Van Every, CF
8. Nick Green, 2B
9. Angel Chavez, 3B

154 comments:

Jere said...

1-0 BC Eagles after 4. Note: 7-inning game. Beckett pitched two strong, HH threw a 1-2-3. We apparently can't solve this BC staff!

Jere said...

Note to Tony Mazz: supposedly there's a large crowd for this February game vs. a college.

Tazawa in for Boston.

Benjamin said...

JES*- 000 1
BOS - 000

(*Jesuits).

Jere said...

Tazawa gets 'em OTT-style.

And some bozo commenter on X-Bases takes the four innings of the February BC split squad game and turns it into "the Red Sox will have problems scoring runs all year."

Jere said...

2-1 Red Sox. ANgel Chavez with our first two ribbies of '09

Jere said...

3-1 Sox. Pour it on!

redsock said...

And some bozo commenter on X-Bases takes the four innings of the February BC split squad game and turns it into "the Red Sox will have problems scoring runs all year."

my guesses:

1. mazz
2. chb
3. jim donaldson (dark horse pick)

Benjamin said...

How far behind is GDGD? It just showed the Bard DP.

redsock said...

3-1 Sox. Pour it on!

our bats are unstoppable. we're goin' all the way!!!!!!

Jere said...

whoever it was actually used the term "mark my words." By the way, speaking of CHB, they said he got pinch hit for after his one AB, in which Beckett K'd him. He was in the cleanup spot.

Jere said...

Ino Guerrero just walked! Yes, a coach is playing.

Benjamin said...

GDGD hasn't begun the bottom of the 5th yet.

Jere said...

Chris Carter, 3-run double. Doesn't look good for Jesus and Pals.

redsock said...

subject line of some spam i just deleted:

Make your boner so iron in could pierce a hole in ceiling

I like that: "so iron"

Let's see: "Dood, mark my words, the Red Sox offense is gonna be so iron this year."

Yep, it works.

redsock said...

the bozo has a point though.

if our starting lineup for all 162 games includes:

5. Chris Carter, 1B
6. George Kottaras, C
7. Jonathan Van Every, CF
8. Nick Green, 2B
9. Angel Chavez, 3B

we might have a slight decrease in runs scored.

Jere said...

"pierce a hole in ceiling"

*must be in top bunk

Jere said...

Thanks to my asking, they told us Corsaletti pinch ran for Ino Guerrero. So he didn't motor all the way around on Carter's double as I'd hoped.

redsock said...

Dice got rocked in a WBC tuneup exhibition today. Globe sez he "allowed five hits and two runs in 1.2 innings" though Japan beat Australia, 11-2.

Matsuzaka started out strong, striking out three of the five batters he faced in the first inning. But he allowed three hits, including a two-run double, in the second inning before he was relieved.

redsock said...

maybe "rocked" is too strong a word.

Jere said...

A-Rod hit a dong, Yanks up 4-1.

Benjamin said...

It's still 2-1 on GDGD. I wonder why they even bother.

Jere said...

Navarro dong. (For us.)

Jere said...

On this page, it's at least 3-1. Is that what you're using, or are they actually doing a GD?

Benjamin said...

I wonder if GDGD would get the updates faster if they were delivered in A-Rod's trainer's duffel.

(Okay, I'll stop whining. For now. About this one thing. Unless I don't.)

Benjamin said...

I linked to it up thread. They're about a half hour behind.

Joe Grav said...

The one time all year I root against the Red Sox ;) I expect the final to end up closer to the traditional 22-1, but it must have been a thrill for those guys to be beating half of the Red Sox for half of the game. :p

redsock said...

MFYs pissing off long-time fans.

Benjamin said...

BP ran a similar piece yesterday about MFY tickets.

Jere said...

DW/Tessie/JTTW

Benjamin said...

I just want to take this moment to observe that I missed baseball and am glad it's finally here, even if only sort of.

Jere said...

It was good to see all your smiling faces again for this first thread of '09. Okay, two commenters' faces. And one Webmaster/patriarch's face.

Hey Phil, I've only vaguely followed your name-changing ways--what's the story behind it again? Are you officially Benjamin for '09?

Benjamin said...

Yeah, "phil" was always a pseudonym. It was time to set aside childish things.

redsock said...

Was about to say MLB is in mid-season form: 7:00 and the link for a 7:05 game is not yet up at mlbtv. But now it is.

Ish said...

Remy's got an infection (!) and that means Don is doing this game Vin Scully style! Solo!


BASEBALL. Okay, I'm excited.

redsock said...

Oatmeal!

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Wilkerson, RF
Lowrie, SS
Bailey, DH
Bard, C
Velazquez, 3B

nick said...

FY!!! baseball!

redsock said...

FY stranded at 2B by Yook and Bay (both fly to RF).

Bard catching Wake.

andy said...

Oh my fucking god this is sexy.

nick said...

I saw Tazawa in the box score and for a second I thought it was Tavarez. ah...

andy said...

For someone who doesn't pitch with a lot of heat Wake sure does sweat a lot.

redsock said...

person running nesn's on-screen info bar missing more than a few pitches.

andy said...

Look at all the grandpa's in the stands with kids. Retirement is good for fans down there.

andy said...

Jedual Healing baby

redsock said...

let's see what ya got, jedi.

redsock said...

GUMBALL rally.

andy said...

Jed had wood.

andy said...

way to go varibard

redsock said...

Joe McDonald of ProJo in booth now.

Any chance we get Amalie in there later?

andy said...

Homewrecker

andy said...

That was MVP back up there DP

redsock said...

o'neil plays it on a hop.

andy said...

Drew had that catch. Drew also woulda had that throw

nick said...

what was the error on that throw? I didn't see it well enough.

redsock said...

mlbtv ain't so great, but i say shitty throw to the plate, up the 3b line.

andy said...

This casilla guy is funny to watch. it looks like he never saw a knuckleballer

Jere said...

As usual, I'm concerned people 50 years from now will think Orsillo did some or all of this game solo, so I will clarify that the plan is to divide the color role among several special guests.

I'm watching on MLBN, as I feel it gives me a better chance of seeing screw-ups, like when they leave the feed on too long and we hear cursing.

andy said...

First game jitters.

Jere said...

Youk just ran right past that ball.

redsock said...

DOOMED!!!!!!

andy said...

The McDonald announcer sounds like Casey Affleck

andy said...

Horrible throw Varibard. He will be that to me until he proves different. If we wanted that caliber of play we would be ok with Tek catching all 162 games.

redsock said...

hmmm, sounds like mcdonald like the booze.

nick said...

I'm giving up on the Red Sox. The season is over. Those runs never would have scored if we had Teixiera.

Jere said...

Josh Bard = 4 letters/4 letters

Babe Ruth = 4/4

Josh Bard's # = 3

Babe Ruth's # = 3

Both were sent out of Boston and eventually returned.

The curse is either back or gone! Or both!

andy said...

Hell Johan Santana would not have given up anything.

redsock said...

come on tito -- give him the hook!!! christ!!!!!

andy said...

Holy shit #3 isn't retired? HEY there is the sexy bitch Masterson. He is pedophile bait.

Jere said...

It should be retired. For Pokey Reese!

redsock said...

i am scoring this game, btw. gotta get my pens in shape.

andy said...

What are this guy's responsibilities? Manny trashing?

redsock said...

they should have retired it after 2003.

redsock said...

according to mlbtv's linescore, the twins just went ahead 1-0.

andy said...

Velazquez is slow or maybe he's not running it out, let's ask the COO.

Jere said...

Did you see Tito's '09 photo? It's like an Annie Liebovitz.

redsock said...

nesn running a red sox commercial with during the entire half inning.

andy said...

LBJ gets some wood too.

redsock said...

we need dennis leary and that lenny loudmouth in there.

redsock said...

oh fuck nascar.
fuck it in the tail pipe.

Jere said...

Wait wait wait....NASCAR is similar to baseball? Look, we're just not interested.

andy said...

Yeah the nascar thing is a distraction.

andy said...

The Japanese people in that hat commercial say Ortiz like that one idiot does.

redsock said...

BULLSHIT mr. dee - they DO drive in circles.

Jere said...

It just hit me that Masterson's my favorite player. I think. I think I'll be him as my avatar in '09.

redsock said...

so this guy quit the beastie boys to join the sox?

...

what did we call masterson? donkey something? it wasn't donkey balls....

andy said...

I will be at the April 11 and 12 Angels games in LA. Upper deck behind the plate. I am gonna buy more tickets now for other games.

andy said...

Donkey Puncher?

redsock said...

jed - smooth.

andy said...

I want to be the California Governor

nick said...

oh good god. Without Remy I'd rather have silence when DO isn't speaking.

redsock said...

jack bingo = drinking game.

does orsillo know he's probably even more ripe for that shit?

nick said...

I grew a beard last fall and thought I'd keep it through the winter. maybe I should shave it like Youk.

Jere said...

Mike Dee should change his name to Michael Diamond.

redsock said...

nick, if you do, we need a pic.

andy said...

Youk's mustache just makes sense.

andy said...

look at Jed's baby goat

andy said...

You want some Nathan?

nick said...

I dunno if I'm man enough for that. I also thought it'd be fun to do that one where you shave the chin, but it's still a beard around.

andy said...

Bailey just beat out papi for that job thats for sure.

redsock said...

gumball ribby.

andy said...

Come on Baby Babe

andy said...

Josh Babe

nick said...

Youk lookin a bit lumbering there. I'm so happy to be able to write disparaging comments during real live baseball.

andy said...

I want to see Bard pitch to Bard

redsock said...

jays getting in mid-season form of rolling over for the mfy 6-1 -- aroid roids a dong.

andy said...

Clemens 20k game can't win. He should be wiped off the Sox books.

andy said...

Not for roids but for all the other bullshit

redsock said...

poll

anything pedro > schilling

redsock said...

don fueling the "boring team" mantra.

he mentions it's hard for writers "to make something happen" -- interesting choice of words.

andy said...

I like the quiet camp. No distractions no problems.

andy said...

Tito is becoming Brad Mills. They are merging.

redsock said...

if a blind tito can win 2 titles, what will he do when he can SEE?

redsock said...

Trenni is no Heidi.

nick said...

I google imaged myself and found little amongst all the others with my name. Here's one from a couple years ago. I always looked stoned/drunk in pictures.

redsock said...

sit down, frenchy.

nick said...

off to put emma to bed. happy baseball everyone!

redsock said...

remy wishes emmer a good night.

redsock said...

i notice daubach doesn't mention he was a replacement player scab

Amy said...

BASEBALL??? WOW!!! Just got home from teaching the night shift. And I see baseball and a game thread!

OK, too tired to stick around, but wanted to make my appearance at the plate for the night.

redsock said...

hey amy!

tie it up, gumball.

redsock said...

Barditek GIDP.

Amy said...

Hey, Allan and Nick and Andy (and anyone else lurking)! Enjoy the game, and I will be back when I can keep my eyes open.

redsock said...

yook-fu!

andy said...

Barditek > Varibard?

redsock said...

don falling down on changes. chip ambres in right, but who the fuck knows it?

andy said...

Was Lars in the first game?

andy said...

Who the fuck is Chip?

redsock said...

No Lars this afternoon.

redsock said...

that bow flex commercial scares me

redsock said...

hahahah fuck the jays

redsock said...

ummmm, daubach, nomar was not on the red sox at the end of 2004 season in st. louis.

redsock said...

OTT for Ram-Ram.

redsock said...

LARS!

Jere said...

Who was the guy with the double flap helmet with no B on it? They said it but I immediately forgot.

Jere said...

The stands are so steep it looks like totem poles behind the plate.

redsock said...

hold the line, traber. dick.

Jere said...

Traber's a Yankee spy

redsock said...

fuck you, traber.

Jere said...

Do the American Defenders scare you as much as they scare me? Are they gonna have Dittohead night and Ann Coulter Bobblehead giveaways?

redsock said...

i hit the mute when that started.

redsock said...

Blackwater Bombers?


(though they have changed their name to Xe)

redsock said...

alright -- 9th inning rally time -- though thanks to don, we have no idea who is batting. 8-9-1.

redsock said...

reddick is 3rd, i guess.

Jere said...

Don now admitting he doesn't know who's on the field anyway...

redsock said...

sean henn? mfy reject?

yay!

dusty "pound for a" brown

Ish said...

Two minutes before the first pitch, our cable went out! But it is now back on. It was convenient that WRKO was broadcasting the game as well.

Jere said...

This is the guy! The two flaps, no B guy.

redsock said...

nesn doesn't even have the player's name/stats for these guys to show when they bat.

first game snuck up on ya, nesn?

Jere said...

DOes Andy have a Red dick for Reddick?

Jere said...

Tying run up! Nice bingle by The Ocho

redsock said...

we needs a big dong

redsock said...

BUM.

Jere said...

henn laid a goose egg on us. Twins magic number is 2 in the MC race.

Ish said...

Well the water is clean... well, as clean as it can be in Florida. But oh well. Glad to see some baseball again.

andy said...

holy fuck this is the best shit I have read by you Jere. Two Flaps No B Guy. If he makes it big that has to go into the glossary