April 22, 2009

G14: Red Sox 10, Twins 1 (7, rain)

Twins   - 000 010 0  -  1  5  0
Red Sox - 222 000 4 - 10 14 2
4:10 PM: It's a final!

2:45 PM: Rain Delay with Red Sox batting in bottom of the 7th.


***

1st: Ortiz two-out single, Youkilis two-run homer to right.

2nd: Kottaras one-out walk, Green two-run homer to left.

3rd: Drew one-out double, Lowell two-run homer to left.

6th: Reliever Morillo allowed a double high off the Wall to Ortiz, then walked Youkilis, Drew and Bay. Dickey came in and Lowell singled, Kottaras hit a sac fly and Nick Green doubled. Then out came the tarp.

Wakefield: 7-5-1-1-4, 101.

Drew has walked, singled, and doubled twice.

***

Scott Baker (13.50, 34 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (3.00, 172 ERA+)

Game 1 of a Day-Night Doubleheader!

Last Wednesday, in his only start so far this season (he missed his first start with right shoulder stiffness), Baker lasted a mere four innings against Toronto, giving up four dongs and six runs. Last July 7, Baker pitched seven shutout innings against the Red Sox, but the Twins lost that game 1-0.

***

Julio Lugo will rehab with Pawtucket at least until Sunday. Ian Browne speculates that Lugo could return to the lineup for Monday's game in Cleveland.

Daisuke Matsuzaka threw from 60 feet yesterday. Terry Francona said the issue "is not the strength on an exam, but the durability of the strength, which is kind of what can happen when you ramp up too soon". Dice will do the same routine today, then take Thursday off.

(The Washington Natinals?)

Dave Roberts had been scheduled to throw out the first pitch last night. He may be doing some studio work for NESN later this season.
Of all the places I went, this is the place where I spent the least amount of time, but, obviously, the magnitude of that stolen base and what was accomplished, the byproduct of that stolen base, obviously, has defined my career. That's a huge moment and a great honor. I get asked every day, "Do I get tired of hearing about the steal and reversing the curse?" Absolutely not.


365 comments:

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Amy said...

OK, I feel better knowing that you had some computer assistance!

Wakefield can stay another ten years if he keeps pitching like this.

Amy said...

Heh, I got 201. Wasn't even watching where we were.

L-girl said...

I remember doing a radical realignment thing, the year interleague started. The Expos were still around, so no Nationals, Expos and Orioles were in the NE. I think I was using NE, SE, Central North, Central South, etc.

Jere said...

193. That's all I ask of Wake.

Ish said...

Thinking about the divisions like this comes from talking to my dad about the DH and having the DH be used throughout baseball.

It doesn't make sense to me to have the same teams in the AL and NL like normal, with both leagues using the DH and there being absolutely no difference in the rules for each league, but two teams in the same city being in different leagues, etc.

Joe Grav said...

Wow, this is a good score to come home to.

Jere said...

Before realigning, let's disband like ten teams.

Ish said...

I think I was using NE, SE, Central North, Central South, etc. • Yeah. NE, SE, and... Central east? East central? West Central? SW and West.

tim said...

Boourns.

Double Boourns.

Joe Grav said...

Nice crowd at the new Toilet

L-girl said...

Definitely, contraction first, then realignment. I wouldn't get rid of 10 teams, but maybe 4. Or 6.

Jere said...

Man, even the bleachers are half empty at the New Loo.

L-girl said...

And obviously no DH!

Jere said...

Stretch time at 2:26

Amy said...

S-t-r-e-t-c-h.

Ish said...

What teams do you think would get the ax?

tim said...

We're golden, I'm gonna go outside and see if my brain will revive itself. There's no way I'm writing an intense thinking exam like this.

Back in a bit!

L-girl said...

central east and west? nah, north central and south central.

tim said...

And ditch whoever has the shittiest fan base.

Ish said...

Once thing that's amazing is the NBA plays 82 games a season and manages to have every team play every other team both at home and away at least once in the season. With the leftover games being reserved for divisional and conference matchups.

Ish said...

central east and west? nah, north central and south central. • Reason I say east and west central is because that's how they look geographically. The two central divisions are clustered in the north anyway.

L-girl said...

contract: marlins, rockies, d'bax, nationals.

Ish said...

Hits off the green!

Amy said...

Papi definitely finding his rhythm. Yay!

L-girl said...

Papi Papi!! Just missed that one. It's so good to see him hitting again!

redsock said...

in the rain -- almost became a true red sox.

Jere said...

Jeter dong makes it 5-4 NY

Joe Grav said...

Nationals aren't going anywhere with their new ballpark

Although to be fair, this is all quite hypothetical, since no teams will ever be contracted... ever.

redsock said...

jetes dong? damn, that IS a bandbox

Ish said...

To keep it all even you'd need to ax 6 teams. But I can't think of more than those four to get rid of.

Joe Grav said...

If the NHL went through that lockout and period of complete oblivion in the US without contracting a single team, the MLB, NFL and NBA will NEVER contract.

L-girl said...

No team is going anywhere! This is more than hypothetical, it's just thread talk. Daydreaming.

L-girl said...

So throw in the Astros and the Brewers. There, that's six.

Joe Grav said...

Oh okay. While we're daydreaming...

Contract the Yankees. :D

Ish said...

It does highlight different areas that do need to be changed, such as revenue sharing, etc. More regulations need to be in place for the how you can use money from revenue sharing. If I'm not mistaken, you don't have to use that money toward baseball operations.

Ish said...

Joe, NICE. I'm with ya!

Joe Grav said...

Move 6 teams to the Albany, NY, area so there are lots of teams close enough for me to go see without cutting into the Sox' New England market :D

Ish said...

This definitely is more than hypothetical. Because we all know that almost all of the time MLB is going to do what makes the least sense.

Amy said...

Bases loaded, no one out, and we are five runs up already! Nice.

Jere said...

Yeah, actually the first thing I'd do is say "every team has the same amount of money to use."

Joe Grav said...

Make it rain, thunder!

L-girl said...

Joe, A said the same thing, he just didn't type it. :)

Ish said...

Ow. Didn't quite ring the bell but it was inner-thigh bouncing up off the dirt. Remember last Wake start Kottaras caught one under the cup.

Amy said...

Joe, are you graduating this year?

L-girl said...

revenue sharing = bullshit

I think there's no conditions on it at all. Owners can just pocket the cash.

Joe Grav said...

Jere, I like it. And the more money MLB makes as a whole, the more the players can make. As revenues go down, salaries go down.

i.e., common sense

It'll never happen

Joe Grav said...

Joe, are you graduating this year?

No, thankfully. Haha. one more year

Joe Grav said...

OHH Yeah.

Amy said...

Uh oh, Jere, someone will accuse you of being a socialist for saying all teams should have the same money. :)

Jere said...

there's a run

L-girl said...

We'll take a walque!

Ish said...

2009 Red Sox looking more like the 2007 Red Sox! :>)

Ish said...

Walque. Cute.

Jere said...

I'd LOVE that accusation

Joe Grav said...

I want a grand dong

Joe Grav said...

HAHA Yes! Bring on "the Thing!"

Jere said...

I saw a shot of Wake talkin to this guy while he threw yesterday. And I thought, "Give him the wrong advice. The wrong advice!"

Jere said...

Nice job Lowell. 3 hits.

Amy said...

Our bats are smoking! Better late than never.

redsock said...

lowell needs a triple for the cycle!

L-girl said...

mikey!

Jere said...

"bases reloaded again" -Don

Jere said...

"lowell needs a triple for the cycle!"

I think that would also give him a career cycle.

Joe Grav said...

woo

Ish said...

First ribeye for Kottaras

Joe Grav said...

I AM ENTERTAINED

Amy said...

Too bad that went into the stands.

Joe Grav said...

Aw, boo, I want more runs first!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

Nick Green!

And that'll do it. Pretty sure they'll call this one now.

Ish said...

The grounds crew should think about giving their men cleats.

Jere said...

RAIN DELAY. I wonder how I should play this re: going to game 2.

Amy said...

Well, there's the tarp. I bet we won't see tonight's game or even the rest of this game. What do you weather types see on those maps? Should I just go ahead and take my pre-night class nap now?

Ish said...

How much would it hurt driving up to Boston and having a rain-out and driving back tomorrow?

Jere said...

But you can't call this one unless you call the other one. I mean, YOu can't say, Okay, we can't play any more, and then start another game. It's either play the end of this one or both, or call this off AND move tonight's to tomorrow, I think.

L-girl said...

damn, that's all the baseball i'll have today. but it was fun! see you all... whenever.

redsock said...

"okay all of morillo's runners have scored, bring out the tarp."

Jere said...

I am driving up Friday, Saturday, Sunday. If I go today, and that game goes to tomorrow, that'll be five days in a row.

redsock said...

Shave, TC. Jesus Christ/

Ish said...

There's a pocket of clearing between Quincy and Fall River moving north but there's a green blob over Providence that looks like it will rotate north over Boston. If they were smart they'd call the game now, clear the park and get ready for game 2. Although looking at the radar it's raining as far south as near Atlantic City and is rotating up toward Boston.

So we'll see.

Jere said...

TC can't shave, or charity loses.

L-girl said...

"Our bats are smoking! Better late than never."

April is late???

Ish said...

NESN showing a Bruins preview from Montreal and the little graphic at the bottom of the screen showed BAL 1, BOS 10.

redsock said...

Late? It's game 14. And we've been hitting for awhile now.

Ish said...

Shave, TC. Jesus Christ/Better root against the Bruins then.

Amy said...

Jere, how long does it take you?

I guess I couldn't see tonight's game anyway...I don't have a cable box to get NESNplus.

Ish said...

This would work out perfectly. Get to go to the gym without missing any baseball here before picking the Padre up from work. I mean, they have NESN at the gym but I'm not sure if I want to watch the Red Sox there.

redsock said...

Okay, as long as it is not a fashion choice.

Looks horrible. Like he just woke up from a three-day bender and staggered on set.

Amy said...

Well, it is late for April. Gee, guys, it's JUST an expression!

And Allan, I agree about TC's beard. And I generally like beards.

Jere said...

Oh, and Ish, I didn't mean, like, maybe I won't go, I just meant how long do I wait, considering traffic, rain, people leaving game 1, etc. But I would prefer they just tell me early enough where I wouldn't have to do a meaningless drive with four more drives in a row coming up.

Ish said...

I don't have a cable box to get NESNplus.Amy, I'm pretty sure if you can watch NESN you can see NESNPlus. They have a full lineup on NESN.com that shows the channels.

Ish said...

I agree, Jere. Especially if they don't open gates on time, etc. And not having BP. And then maybe a delay. Nothing like getting up there and having absolutely nothing to do for a few hours too.

Amy said...

Ish, the NESN website seems to suggest that you cannot get NESNplus without a cable box. We have cable, but no box (just directly into the TV).

Jere said...

" Jere, how long does it take you?"

That's the thing. With shitty 93, if you go at like 2:00, you make it in an hour or less. If you go at 4:00, it might take 2 hours, because they take a lane away from NB and move it to SB, and that's without there being another game going on.

tim said...

mmm, Phởyup, went out for a walk, ended up walking to the restaurant across the road and buying food.

tim said...

oh look, the silly blogger anti-paragraph shit strikes again.

Ish said...

Amy, we have basic cable here too. Just cable into the TV. NESN is on 27 for us and NESN Plus is on 22.

Amy said...

Good luck, Jere. I hope there is a game for your sake.

So long, all. Going to get some rest before teaching.

Ish said...

The cable box issue is if you have Comcast, I guess in the Boston area, and cannot see channel 81. But you're out in western MA right?

Jere said...

A's tied it in the 6th.

Amy said...

Ish, FYI: From the NESN page, and we do use Comcast:

*NESNplus may require a cable box
If you watch NESN on Comcast but can’t see NESNplus channel 81, it may be because you need a cable box on your television. A cable box is available for as low as $1.95 per month. Visit your local Comcast service center (click here to find store hours and nearest location) to pick one up. For answers to additional questions, please call 1-800-COMCAST or chat live online here with a representativ

Amy said...

Bottom line---I don't get anything on channel 81, but will check later if there is a game and if I get home in time. But it seems like this is a Comcast situation and we use Comcast.

Ish said...

Amy, gotcha. So you may or may not get NESN Plus. lol at Comcast.

Hopefully it'll work for you tonight.

redsock said...

Went out to have tea, but it started sprinkling.

redsock said...

Also saw Eck and Mrs. Eck in a charity sock promo thing and his hair was normal. Not poofy or with the '70s wings on the sides. Looked nice.

Ish said...

A tiny, short-lived sprinkle moving through the GTA.

Jere said...

7-5 Yanks

redsock said...

Anyone hear of a show called RBI Radio on NowLive.com?

I'm going to be on tomorrow night "debating" a Yankee blogger. You can sign up and chat/ask questions during the show (I think).

Ish said...

I'm off to the gym, then to pick up the padre. I'll be tuned into the Bruins game tonight with the Red Sox on the little TV in the living room. Enjoy the game if they get it in!

Jere said...

never heard of it

Ish said...

lol at the Yankees, by the way. Talking about who to use in the bullpen to get to "Bruney in the 8th."

tim said...

That was some goodass Pho.


How long is the drive, Jere?

redsock said...

I've been assured it'll be a "civil" debate. I've no patience for the usual sports radio shit.

The Yankee guy is from river Ave. Blues, which looks like an intelligent blog.

Jere said...

Tim, the non-traffic drive is right around an hour or a little less.

Jere said...

tying runs on, no out for Oakland

Jere said...

CC up to 110 pitches, second and third one out. 7-5 NY.

tim said...

Ahh, thats like my drive to T.O....definitely not something you want to do if you're unsure of the game...rain will amplify the traffic congestion too.

Jere said...

7-6 on an RBI groundout by Giambi. Yay Jason Giambi!

tim said...

TIE GAME!

Jere said...

Single ties it! I love it, Sabathia gives up 7 runs.

redsock said...

HGH, Baby!!!!

tim said...

Custy's goin deep tonight!

tim said...

Every NY starter has a hit, first 4 with 2 hits.

Benjamin said...

Hooray for three-hour Administrative Professionals Day luncheons.

Any word on whether they'll finish this game?

tim said...

See ya Birdbathia! Here comes the cokehead.

Jere said...

7-7, 7th inning stretch, Yanks with 7 more hits than A's. CC taking a 7 minute shower before his 7-course dinner.

redsock said...

And after this season, NYY fans another 7 years of CC.

tim said...

Radar looks terrible, green and yellow everywhere around Mass. I'd say they call this one shortly, especially given the score, and postpone tonights until tomorrow - not like MIN is going cross-country, they're only flying to Cleveland for a Friday night game. There's less rain drops on the icon for tomorrow on Yahoo anyway.

tim said...

Given his...erm, carriage...I speculate CC needs a little bit more than 7 minutes in the shower. Maybe 7 hours, to make sure he cleans under all the rolls and flops.

Jere said...

I feel like they can just hold out all night on this game. If you have even an hour window at any point tonight, use it to finish this one, and play tonight's tomorrow.

Benjamin said...

Is Russ Springer some sort of spaniel? Absence of opposable thumbs would explain his poor pitching.

Jere said...

What I'm saying is, imagine if it was only 2-1---the Twins would be pissed if you said, "let's just call this now," with 9 hours left in the day. And they'd be especially pissed if it was 2-1 and they said, we'll just end this now so we can get tonight's in. There's an integrity issue there. You can't treat a blow-out differently in these cases.

tim said...

Sucks balls for the fans though, Jere. I sure as shit wouldn't sit around for 4 hours, hell even 1 hour, waiting for them to play out the last inning and a half of a 10-1 game.

Jere said...

well you can't play till the rain stops, if those fans wanna see the end of the game they know that. I mean, I'm in a shaky spot here myself holding game 2 tix.

Jere said...

loaded, no out for NY

tim said...

The spaniel better demand a ransom payment in the form of a DP.

Jere said...

better be a 1-2-3 DP, too

Benjamin said...

Two down.

Jere said...

got a popup after the K. Can they get this last out?

tim said...

Nevermind. Updating that previous comment, the spaniel's gardener better plant a DP.

Benjamin said...

If they call the game, I suppose that means Wake has two straight complete games.

Jere said...

haha Jeter pops out. The empty seats must be PISSED

Benjamin said...

Attaboy, Jeter.

tim said...

Ol' calm eyes at it again!

Benjamin said...

Only one more year on Jeter's contract (2010). They haven't won a championship since they gave him it.

Jere said...

Blue skies in Providence

Jere said...

Rish saying the rain and wind have picked up in intensity in Boston, though.

Jere said...

TC with no new info just now. Beard still intact, though.

Benjamin said...

Bobby Crosby being Bubba Crosby.

tim said...

TC playoff beard? I must've missed something.

Oh well, back to prepping for this open book exam tonight...as much as I can...later JoS! Go As (for today)!

Jere said...

David Crosby B'ing Crosby

Jere said...

TC started a beard for some Bruins charity thing which I guess all the Bruins people are doing. However, it started coming in so horrible, he shaved it down to a goatee.

Benjamin said...

You can't even see the beard on his photos.

Benjamin said...

The gameday video for Jeter's double is literally titled "Jeter's clutch RBI double". In the bottom of the sixth.

Still tied going into the top of the 9th.

Jere said...

we go to the ninth at the NuLu

Benjamin said...

I prefer "Public Toilet".

Jere said...

My personal favorite, which I invented, is Eau de Toilette. But I'm trying out New Loo today.

Benjamin said...

If you look at the two Toilets side by side, it'd be Lulu.

Jere said...

Game one called. So.... I was wrong, you can just call game one and play game two--then again, it's supposed to rain more tonight.

Jere said...

So...I guess....I'll just head up there now....look for me on the Monster.

Benjamin said...

HiDP Matsui.

Benjamin said...

MelK. Oakland sends it into extra innings.

Ish said...

A momentous day. Got home from the gym, came inside and noticed our new cat on my bed for the first time ever. :>) Coconut has been here for close to three months and I've been looking forward to this day.

Benjamin said...

Still tied after ten.

Benjamin said...

I hope you didn't consummate the occasion.

Benjamin said...

Sweeney leadoff single.

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