April 20, 2009

G13: Red Sox 12, Orioles 1

Orioles - 001 000 000 -  1  5  1
Red Sox - 210 003 60x - 12 16 2
Four-game sweep! We win a high-scoring game (10-8), a "normal" game (6-4), a tight game (2-1) and a rout (12-1)!

Masterson (5.1-4-1-2-3, 84) pitched into the sixth and the pen turned in 3.2 shutout innings.

Boston got on the board right away as Ellsbury got a pop-up double down the left field line, stole third and scored on Pedroia's single. Pedroia -- 4-for-6, with 3 runs, 3 RBI -- scored on a fielder's choice. Varitek's home run to left in the second made it 3-0.

The Red Sox broke it open in the sixth as Varitek singled with one out. Then, with two gone, Ellsbury and Pedroia singled and Ortiz tripled (he also doubled, back in the first).

Baldelli left the game after third innings with a mild left hamstring strain.

Boston sent 12 men to the plate in the seventh as Radhames Liz and Matt Albers were given the Wang treatment. Bay walk, Lowell double, Varitek 5-3, Green HBP, Ellsbury single, Pedroia single, Ortiz HBP, Youkilis single, Carter F8-SAC, Bay single, Lowell single, Varitek K.

Lefty Hunter Jones made his major league debut in the ninth. Luke Scott grounded out to second. Gregg Zaun grounded out to third (and Yook made a tremendous scoop of Velazquez's low throw). Velazquez made a wild throw on Robert Andino's grounder for an error. Felix Pie put the cherry on top of this game by popping out to left.

***

Mark Hendrickson (3.00, 172 ERA+) / Justin Masterson (4.50, 117 ERA+)

With Daisuke Matsuzaka on the disabled list, Masterson, who threw 60 pitches over four innings last Tuesday in Oakland, gets the ball on Patriots Day. He thinks he'll be good for 75 pitches or 5-6 innings.

Jason Bay:
I played a 10 o'clock game in 'A' ball about seven years ago or something. There were like 3,000 elementary students. They bussed in for it. It will be a lot like that, I guess.
Dustin Pedroia:
It's going to be early. I usually wake up around that time.
In two starts this season, Hendrickson has allowed 10 runs in nine innings, but seven of the runs have been unearned.

I remember Hendrickson best for his Fenway Park cameo back on July 20, 2005. Laura and I were there celebrating our 20th anniversary of meeting. The 6-9 lefty faced only six batters: single, walk, single, double, walk, double. Boston grabbed six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-4 victory.
Hendrickson Against the Red Sox

ERA IP H BB K

Career 8.56 62 95 26 24
@Fenway 8.42 31 49 14 15

Red Sox Batters vs Hendrickson

GMS AVG OBP SLG

Career 14 .351 .403 .539
@Fenway 8 .350 .409 .500
I guess what I'm trying to say is he ain't no good.

Yet the six players now on the Red Sox that have faced him -- David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Rocco Baldelli, Kevin Youkilis, Jason Bay and Mike Lowell -- have not done well, hitting a combined .216/.280/.311.

Also: Seven of Boston's first 13 games have been played during the day. ... Red Sox bullpen ERA for the last five games? 0.86 (two runs in 21 innings).

439 comments:

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James said...

Why would anyone ever eat at Taco Bell? Are there places in the desert where it's the only place for like 80 miles?

Jere said...

This is effed up--I saw someone at Yankee Stadium throw a foul ball on the field in that blowout game! People throwing FOUL balls back now? Ridiculous! And right at the pitcher as he's about to pitch.

James said...

hey, 401! Awl-Right!

Grant Salzano said...

Taco Bell is delicious. Don't hate.

L-girl said...

I was thinking the same thing re Taco Bell.

redsock said...

got to have at least 19 batters in an inning. that's fairly rare.

taco bell? why not just poop in a napkin?

L-girl said...

I was about to say I haven't eaten fast food in like 10 years... then I remembered the In N Out in California. Mmmmm...

James said...

I eat Dunkin Donuts breakfast sandwiches w/ some regularity. I think that's about all the fast food I eat. Takeout chinese, sometimes, but since those places aren't a chain I think I'm safe.

redsock said...

18 runs? i thought 17.

redsock said...

i think the '50 sox scored 17

L-girl said...

I do eat a Quiznos or a Subway now and again (rarely, but I will do that). Does that count as fast food? Not sure, because you can order stuff that pretty healthy, and it's fresh.

Jere said...

that's what they said the other day. 17.

L-girl said...

I used to love Egg McMuffins and other McD bkfst sandwiches. But I gave them up, glad to never step foot in a McD's again.

James said...

I think anything that's a chain where you can leave w/ your food in less than 10 minutes counts as fast food.

I guess I've been to Qdoba a few times in the last year.

L-girl said...

It occurs to me this is a perennial conversation at JoS.

Joe Grav said...

do we have any other kind of conversation other than perennial ones

Jere said...

I think there's a pic of the scoreboard with the 17 on it, right?

L-girl said...

So I can't make my fast food claim if I eat the occasional Subway sandwich? Might have to rethink.

redsock said...

jere: pic with tsw, i believe.

was against the browns.

Grant Salzano said...

It was 1883 so it probably didn't count haha

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_runs2.shtml

L-girl said...

"do we have any other kind of conversation other than perennial ones"

Good point, Joe. Does that mean we're boring?

L-girl said...

ML debut! Nice.

Plus our neighbour makes an appearance.

Jere said...

No-pressure debut for Davy Jones

Grant Salzano said...

Time for me to head out, my girlfriend is out of class.

Taco Belllllllllllllll!!!

Go Sox

L-girl said...

bye grant, don't forget your alka seltzer

Benjamin said...

Here's the 17-run inning game.

Jere said...

Dirty pie filling

Benjamin said...

Water!

L-girl said...

dirty dirty water

redsock said...

There's a sweep.

nick said...

I got to watch a whole game. and it was a winner. swell!

have a good day all -- I'm embarking on housecleaning.

Jere said...

Tied for second. Can take sole pazzesh if the Yanks lose tonight.

James said...

Good win. I wish I hadn't have got a phone call for the dirty water stage of the game, but I'm happy nonetheless.

PEACE!

redsock said...

I don't usually (ever?) write thread comments on my scorecard, but shat(the bed)ner is on this one.

Benjamin said...

Quick correction to your recap: Baldelli's three-bagger was scored as an E9.

redsock said...

Thanks. I was going thru GDGD filling in pitches I missed and I couldn't figure out where that error went. I marked it as a triple right away and must have tuned out.

Go A's!

seawolvesfan said...

"Thunder Bay is a town in Ontario, on Lake Superior."
Has produced some great talent for my Seawolves, hopefully we got that losing record up and out of our system

Jere said...

"but shat(the bed)ner is on this one"

Sweet!

andy said...

So this Ortiz news is good. At the start of the year Youk bent down and picked up the whole team and has been carrying them in his beard all year. Papi was a big load and the youk fu was getting strained.

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