April 17, 2009

G10: Red Sox 10, Orioles 8

Orioles - 070 100 000 -  8 11  1
Red Sox - 041 032 00x - 10 12 0
Penny wasn't worth a plugged nickel in the second, throwing 40 pitches, walking three Orioles (including two with the bases loaded) and giving up a grand slam to Nick Markakis.

But the Red Sox rallied. In the home half, they scored four times, two coming on Jason Bay's third dong of the young season. They actually had the tying run at the plate, but Kevin Youkilis grounded out to end the inning.

J.D. Drew hit a solo homer to start the third and Nick Green's two-run double off the wall in dead center brought in two more, tying the game in the fifth. A sac fly from Bay and a single from Mike Lowell gave the Sox their go-ahead runs.

Drew finished the night having reached base five times (three walks, home run, triple) and scoring thrice. Green and Jacoby Ellsbury each had two hits and Dustin Pedroia had three. David Ortiz continued to struggle, hitting a sac fly in the second, striking out three times and popping up to third.

Manny Delcarmen pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, though he did allow an inherited runner to score. Ramon Ramirez came on with two on and two outs in the sixth and retired Ty Wigginton, set down the side in order in the seventh, then wilted in the seventh, allowing two one-out singles. On came Hideki Okajima, who got Markakis to fly to the track in center, then struck out Aubrey Huff. Jonathan Papelbon surrendered a lead-off single in the ninth, but got two first-pitch fly balls to right and then fanned Felix Pie to save it.

***

Jeremy Guthrie (2.25, 227 ERA+) / Brad Penny (4.50, 116 ERA+)

The 3-6 Red Sox are happy to be back at Fenway Park. They begin nine-game home stand (against the Orioles, Twins and Yankees) tonight.

Penny allowed five hits and three runs over six innings against the Angels last Saturday. He has pitched in Fenway Park only once before: June 29, 2003. He allowed nine hits and nine runs in five innings and Boston beat Florida 11-7. That was two days after the infamous 25-8 rout of the Marlins. ... Guthrie threw six shutout innings against the Rays last Saturday.

Jason Bay has reached base in all nine games this year, and in 22 consecutive regular season starts dating back to September 12, 2008.

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Jere said...

Four walks and 3 hits (and 2 ER) for Joba through 4.

Jere said...

Make it 5 ER in 4.2, and his day is done. His WHIP today was over 2.

Jere said...

Yanks score on Cleveland blunder to tie it, 5-5 in the 8th.

Benjamin said...

So given the old Yankee Stadium was the Toilet, the new one is the Public Toilet?

Benjamin said...

Spiders squished 6-5.

Benjamin said...

Oatmeal:

Red Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Mike Lowell, 3B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS
-- Brad Penny, RHP

Orioles
1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Adam Jones, CF
3. Nick Markakis, RF
4. Aubrey Huff, 1B
5. Ty Wigginton, 3B
6. Luke Scott, DH
7. Gregg Zaun, C
8. Ryan Freel, LF
9. Cesar Izturis, SS
-- Jeremy Guthrie, RHP

Jere said...

Jeter short porch small package dong for the go ahead run, Mo bad call-ful strikeout to end it.

Pepe Lepew said...

Jeter hit a game-winning home run? DAng!
Now Joe Torre will write another book about him. He'll call it, "My Never-ending Bromance with Derek..."

redsock said...

Court case mentioned in a document I'm proofing for formatting/consistency:

Cocks v. Manners

L-girl said...

It often is cocks vs manners, isn't it? Cocks have been known to have very bad manners. :)

9casey said...

I'm not touching that cock comment........not that there is anything wrong with it...just not touchin it......

9casey said...

With Pap not signed long term , is Bard being groomed to be the next closer , already has 2 saves and 9k's through 6 ip..

redsock said...

Quite possible. Looks like Bot is a free agent after 2011.

Amy said...

Good evening, all. A fine night for baseball here in New England!

Cocks v Manners? I assume those were the last names of the parties--how does anyone keep a straight face?

L-girl said...

Aw come on, Casey, let it rip.

andy said...

You will like this, on my EI NESN in HD is silent, no sound. Picture is great.

L-girl said...

It's gorgeous weather here too. I've been outside all day, sitting on the patio, reading and playing with Tala. Cody was lounging in the shade all day. And now baseball! A lovely day, now all we need is a win. I keep missing them.

andy said...

Oh shit I just read the law suit thing. What sorts of naughty things do cocks do L?

L-girl said...

You tell me, Andy. What do I know about naughty things.

andy said...

I see they are wearing their marketing hats.

Benjamin said...

Here's an actual quote from Cocks v. Manners:

"A voluntary association of women for the purpose of working out their own salvation by religious
exercises and self-denial seems to me to have none of the requisites of a charitable institution, whether
the word 'charitable' is used in its popular sense or in its legal sense."

Jere said...

How rare is this? Neither a white nor gray jersey in a Red Sox game.

(Also, how dumb is this?)

L-girl said...

Self-denial! Now that's not cocks or manners, just stupid!

Thanks for that, Benjamin. Good old Lexus/Nexus, eh.

Benjamin said...

Also the shitty hanging sox hats.

L-girl said...

The Red Sox look like they're out for a softball game.

L-girl said...

Remind me, why is everyone so down on the hanging sox hats? I like them, I just don't like the red jerseys.

Jere said...

Right--the socks hat goes with the red jersey at home and the blue on the road.

nick said...

there goes the no-hitter.

L-girl said...

"elevate" - DRINK!

Jere said...

L: For me, I've worn a "hanging sox" hat for years--but I just don't feel like we need a hat besides the B on the field--and if they do have to wear those, give it an outline! It looks so weird to me without an outline. And the one I wear is a lighter blue. To me the field one is just too dark and non-outliney.

nick said...

andy said...
I see they are wearing their marketing hats.
the Cocks?

Jere said...

The dark hat with the white sock-tips, just doesn't appeal to me.

Amy said...

Ahh, it's an OLD case. I thought it was a pending case that Allan's firm was working on.

Laura, I had to laugh at your Lexus/Nexus. It is actually spelled LEXIS, unlike the Toyota car. There is a big trademark case where Mead Data, the then owners of Lexis, sued Toyota for trademark infringement, and the judges ruled (in part) that Lexus and Lexis sound different enough that there was no likelihood that consumers would be confused.

So much for that!

Benjamin said...

Thanks for that, Benjamin. Good old Lexus/Nexus, eh.

Nah, just Google. I don't have House of Lords stuff in my subscription.

Jere said...

L: I do hate how people talk about the "socks" as if it's some new concept, and not just the same socks we've had for decades, which happen to be on the hat now.

Amy said...

Why hanging sox on Fridays? Religious reasons? Are the red jerseys for Fridays now?

Benjamin said...

Weak.

Jere said...

The shot of Farrell showed the difference between outlined and non-outlined. The socks on his sleeve (on red background with white outline) looks great! Then look up at his hat, and me no likey.

L-girl said...

Non-outliney. Hm.

There's no need for more than two unis, home and away, except merchandising. I wish the team didn't do that. But on a design basis alone, I like the hats. And I have NO idea why everyone hated the different away unis. They were completely understated and Sox-y, I thought.

Jere said...

you mean the blue roads or the grays?

Amy said...

In my usual indifference to matters of fashion, I am totally agnostic on this uniform stuff. As long as they aren't wearing the double-knots of the 70s, they are fine with me.

Jere said...

Jacoby, why did you just ground out to second again?

Benjamin said...

FY!

Amy said...

FUCK YEAH!

Jere said...

ooh did that hit his face?

Amy said...

double knits, not double knots.

Jere said...

no, shoulder--but it almost hit his gum bubble.

Jere said...

I have yet to see Jeremy Kapstein behind the plate this season. What gives?

L-girl said...

"I don't have House of Lords stuff in my subscription."

House of Lords? It's not Canadian?

"L: I do hate how people talk about the "socks" as if it's some new concept, and not just the same socks we've had for decades, which happen to be on the hat now."

I would hate that, too, if I heard anyone talking. Luckily I don't.

Amy said...

Smokey (the cat) is atop the TV, leaning over and watching the action on the screen. I think he likes all the bright colors! (Or aren't cats color blind?)

Benjamin said...

Papi saddens me.

L-girl said...

I haven't seen any blue away unis.

Agnostic or indifferent?

Amy said...

Indifferent. I was trying to think of a good synonym, but I guess agnostic doesn't quite work.

Amy said...

Me, too, Benjamin, re Papi.

L-girl said...

Maybe you doubt the existence of the new uniforms, but aren't quite ready to deny their existence.

Benjamin said...

Fuck.

Jere said...

Yeah, the new alt setup (I still can't believe I'm saying this crap about my team) is a blue road with the socks hat and a red home with socks hat. They wore the blues once, and since they're saying the reds are Friday, I'd guess the blues are for road Fridays--can't remember which day it was they wore 'em.

But I thought a lot of people here liked the gray. I do, in the front and side, anyway.

Amy said...

Oh well. At least FY got on base.

Benjamin said...

House of Lords? It's not Canadian?

British decisions get cited a lot in other Commonwealth countries.

Amy said...

LOL, Laura, about your agnostic remark.

Is that revenge for my comment about your misspelling of Lexis? :)

Also, I need a refresher on the code for italicizing... Long winter without threading.

Benjamin said...

These uniforms look like spring training unis. They're just laundry, but I don't see the point.

Benjamin said...

Amy: <i>stuff</i>

L-girl said...

The whole "alt uni" concept is a travesty.

But the new road unis that I saw in Oakland seemed totally fine to me, very much in character w/the team, but so many people were moaning about them. I didn't get it.

L-girl said...

I didn't see any comment about my misspelling, must have missed it. I was just making a lame joke. :)

Amy said...

Isn't there some a href stuff in there also??

Amy said...

It's above---it tickled me because of a trademark case I teach about Lexis suing Lexus. Not important!

Amy said...

Oh, sigh, Let's not do this, guys.

andy said...

I love the new regular road unis. I would never buy a jersey to wear but I am considering it with the new look.

andy said...

Pull penny out put Wake in.

L-girl said...

Href is only for making links. Itals and bold are just letters.

Amy said...

Oh, yeah. I thought I was confused about the code. I don't need to link yet.

L-girl said...

I figured it was above. :)

Benjamin said...

But the new road unis that I saw in Oakland seemed totally fine to me, very much in character w/the team, but so many people were moaning about them. I didn't get it.

Because they look like the Yankees', and they make the Red Sox wear blue socks.

L-girl said...

"gets the bad news" - DRINK!

Jere said...

L: You did see the blue roads. It was the game after the Angel pitcher died. You said

"Oo, I like these unis. (Except for the names.)"

It was the first road game, and we've worn gray ever since.

andy said...

I'd be ok with red socks with the road unis. They have the hanging sox on the jersey in red. It would tie together.

Amy said...

Shit. This sucks. New uniforms, old uniforms, whatever. I just want the old team back.

Benjamin said...

Don't do this, Penny.

L-girl said...

I know that's what people say (Yankees, blue sox), I just don't get it. No idea why anyone thinks that looks like a Yankees uni.

Benjamin said...

Come the fuck on.

Benjamin said...

For fucks sake.

Jere said...

the 4-pitch bases loaded walk is anti-good

L-girl said...

Oh thanks Jere. I don't remember them, but if I liked them, then I'm glad.

andy said...

sounds like the home crowd wants him run out of town. Not cool to walk in a run in your first start for the Red Sox in Fenway. The crowd will not let that go.

Jere said...

Andy--I was about to say, "We Blue Sox fans don't stand for that crap."

L-girl said...

"framed by Varitek" - DRINK!

Don's on a roll

9casey said...

He seems nervous out there, constantly taken off his hat and rubbin his head , breathing heavy, takes forever to throw a pitch, just not comfortable........

Benjamin said...

Hunter Jones warming.

Jere said...

what a sweet DP that woulda been

L-girl said...

Hunter Jones who spent his whole day on a plane.

Benjamin said...

:(

Amy said...

WTF? GET HIM OUT OF THERE.

nick said...

urfle. gaflooks.

L-girl said...

oh boy, here come those great fans, booing their own player in his first start as a red sox in fenway

andy said...

kinda like last friday

Amy said...

Is he going to be the 2009 Gagne? Am I being to quick to judge?

Benjamin said...

50 pitches.

FUCK

L-girl said...

cause if they didn't boo him, he might think he was doing a good job.

omg. holy fuck that did not just happen.

Jere said...

That's the guy that should be our boy--Sox fan Nick Markakis.

Amy said...

This is awful. I cannot watch.

andy said...

And there's the cherry on top. Thank you Boston I'll be here all season, says Bradley

L-girl said...

i fucking hate baseball fans.

Amy said...

Perhaps I was not too quick to judge.

redsock said...

WTF?

Jere said...

why's this load still on the mound?

andy said...

Amy I teach a class on the misuse of too and to. Got your back L.

9casey said...

Jere said...
why's this load still on the mound?



I beleive they need him to go at least 4 innings

Benjamin said...

I can't say I expect much more from Penny. It's the Daisuke/Beckett struggles that kill me.

Amy said...

Don Orsillo: If you are looking for a silver lining, at least it's early.

Benjamin said...

Uh, yeah. So runs?

andy said...

You mean troubles for Dice and Lester not Beckett. Beckett is the fucking man.

L-girl said...

thanks Andy

Lord Lynch said...

Well. It is 10 to 1 in the morning and I'm probably not going to stay up much longer!

Amy said...

Funny, Andy. I caught it. It's my typing that sucks, not my spelling. :)

Benjamin said...

Lester more so than Beckett, but Beckett's last start was a bit disappointing too.

andy said...

This game is lost without massive run production from our offense. The difference between the yankees and us is tito does not burn his whole pen then make JD Drew pitch. 62 losses in a year is awesome.

Amy said...

Well, at least we have a baserunner.

Benjamin said...

HOMRE!

Amy said...

Lord, I would certainly go to sleep now if I were in your time zone.

Or...maybe not! we are only five runs behind!

L-girl said...

DOUNG!

nick said...

I was just going to say.... I see this tied by the 4th.

Benjamin said...

We're just another three, uh, Drew walk + Bay dong combos away from retaking the lead.

Lord Lynch said...

So we hit a home run? JD Drew has just walked on MLB TV! About three minutes behind!

andy said...

They have their own shiny new penny.

L-girl said...

massive run production, coming right up

Amy said...

Tek to hit a HR also?

Jere said...

Penny Lane meet Comeback Trail

Benjamin said...

Seems like Danley's squeezing everyone tonight.

andy said...

IS that Conan OBrien on 1B for the O's?

Lord Lynch said...

You could have hours of endless fun winding me up!

andy said...

Tek you suck at hitting. prove me wrong.

Amy said...

Several hours ahead, but three minutes behind.

Where is Ish? He was fascinated with the time zone thing the other night.

Benjamin said...

I have to say I hate the apostrophe on the Os' hat too.

BAG!

redsock said...

off the bag!!!!!!!

Jere said...

YES! Was I the only one actually ROOTING for it to hit the base?

andy said...

Buffalo Wild Wings paid Danley to lengthen the game. Tell me one of you has seen the commercials.

L-girl said...

Nick, I was going to say 6th, but the 4th sounds good too. Stick around, the doomsayers around here are driving me nuts.

Jere said...

I hate all backwards apostrophes

Grant Salzano said...

This is going to be a weird, weird game.

A ball is gonna get stuck on the scoreboard or the ladder or something. I'm calling it now.

Lord Lynch said...

I have an Orioles cap in the living room here. Bad karma. The Sea Dogs cap is by my side....

Benjamin said...

If anyone besides Lowell had been at third, that would've been a sac fly.

andy said...

I am calling a HR off the catwalks...oh this is a MAJOR League BASEBALL stadium not an arena for monster trucks. The rays are my 2009 Lugo/Timlin.

Zenslinger said...

Pena homers for the SIXTH TIME already this year...of the Colonoscopicator himself. 1-0 TB over CWS.

Benjamin said...

Nice.

Grant Salzano said...

GREAT job Tek!

redsock said...

I like luck.

L-girl said...

ha ha ha ha ha hahaha

!!!!!!!

Amy said...

We are getting some good breaks here. I will take them.

andy said...

So would a good shift for LBJ be to put all the fielders around the curve behind 2nd base?

Lord Lynch said...

Pena is in my fantasy baseball team! Hurrah!

redsock said...

How about a FY dong = 7-6?

Grant Salzano said...

Gametracker called J. Kobe's hit a "ground ball to the left fielder"

Benjamin said...

Guthrie should've thrown at Zaun's head for calling time there.

andy said...

Free naughty cock tricks for everyone if Penny gets this win.

Grant Salzano said...

YES!

WHAT is going on here??

Benjamin said...

So sliding works? WTF?

Amy said...

FY !!

redsock said...

HUSTLE by Tanner!!!!!

andy said...

2004?

andy said...

2007 ALCS actually.

Amy said...

A dong away from a tie. Can Papi be Papi please?

andy said...

Ortiz with the monumental failure.

Grant Salzano said...

Papi's going to bounce one off the Budweiser sign.

L-girl said...

now would be an excellent time for the papi of old to return...

Grant Salzano said...

Does anyone have the animated "f--- yeah!" gif handy?

Zenslinger said...

No shift on with the bases loaded, eh?

Grant Salzano said...

Lame.

Benjamin said...

Well it's a run.

Amy said...

OK, at least a sac fly.

andy said...

Still well below the papi bar.

L-girl said...

Not as much fun, but we're still batting, and the comeback is well underway.

Benjamin said...

L: fuck yeah.

redsock said...

It's in one of the posts around HH's no-no.

Benjamin said...

Er, Grant.

andy said...

Balk?

Grant Salzano said...

L: fuck yeah.Thank you sir; you are, as always, a gentleman and a scholar. :D

Grant Salzano said...

Lame.

andy said...

Wow almost another fuck up worth a run.

Benjamin said...

At least with these Orioles, no lead is safe.

Unfortunately, Penny's still pitching.

redsock said...

there was a great game a couple of years ago when both teams got 8 runs in the fifth inning (mfys were one, i think).

andy said...

Im gonna watch my fantasy players during Penny's pitches.

Amy said...

If we are no longer as far behind, how long do we wait to preserve the bullpen before taking Penny out?

andy said...

Outman has given up 3 runs for the A's. Ironic.

L-girl said...

Benjamin, by L I assume you mean Grant?

Benjamin said...

We need an inning like this one.

Benjamin said...

L: I corrected myself immediately.

L-girl said...

oh yes, just saw the retraction.

Lord Lynch said...

GDGD is implying this home plate umpire is doing an impersonation of Ray Charles calling strikes.

L-girl said...

What do we call the team with Hunter, Baker, Weaver, Brewer... the All-?? team. Not really jobs. All-Trades team?

nick said...

I remember that game, RS. good fun.

Not a doomsayer, but only partly here. Helping emma pack; she's off for a week in Arizona with her mom. and her bed time is soon.

Benjamin said...

Penny isn't being squeezed as hard as Guthrie, actually.

redsock said...

Penny should reach his PC next inning. At 80 or so now.

Benjamin said...

All-tradesmen team, yeah.

Benjamin said...

DREW!

L-girl said...

ON FIRE!!!!!

Benjamin said...

2-run game.

Amy said...

DREW!!!

andy said...

Blabbity blab blab

Zenslinger said...

Do it, DJ!

andy said...

oh damn

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