April 22, 2009

G15: Red Sox 7, Twins 3

Twins   - 000 201 000 - 3  6  1
Red Sox - 032 200 00x - 7 5 1
Sweep! Seven straight wins -- and tied with the Yankees (9-6) for second place.

***

Start delayed 47 minutes.

2nd: Drew walk, Varitek HBP, Bailey three-run home run to left.

3rd: Ellsbury walk, Pedroia single, Ortiz two-run double off left field wall.

4th: Bailey walk, Green double, Ellsbury 4-3/RBI, Pedroia F7/RBI.

Liriano: 4-4-7-4-6, 74
Penny: 6-6-3-1-2, 89 (2 ER)

Red Sox Bullpen: Two earned runs in last 28.1 IP.

***

Francisco Liriano (5.09, 89 ERA+) / Brad Penny (11.00, 47 ERA+)

After a somewhat soggy 10-1 abbreviated victory in the afternoon, there is a second game this evening. ... Weather permitting.

129 comments:

Benjamin said...

Still OAK 7 - MFY - 7 in the top of the 11th.

tim said...

Soggy oatmeal:

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

Benjamin said...

Still 7-7 in the middle of the 12th.

Benjamin said...

Heading into the 13th.

tim said...

Onto 13!

tim said...

Bing Crosby proving his uselessness in the 9 spot today.

redsock said...

I want to use the phrase "Gumball Rally" tonight. Make it so.

Dear A's: If you win, we'll be in second place. We'd like that. Sincerely, RSN

tim said...

This game would be over now if they didn't take out Jack Cust.

tim said...

Aren't we tied for 2nd now?

Benjamin said...

We're tied for 2nd for the moment. The outcome of the MFYs' current game will change that one way or another.

tim said...

Makes sense.

tim said...

Dumbo to the plate.

tim said...

Yuck.

Looks like that system is just going to mingle there for awhile.

Ish said...

Worst-case scenario in my house tonight is watch the Bruins on the main television and the Rangers/Caps game on the little TV. Rather than the Red Sox.

That would be good news for those who don't have NESN Plus. Not to mention the poor picture quality on some carriers.

tim said...

Fucking exam at 6:30, I'm hoping it doesn't take the full time and I can get out in time to see the end of the game.

14 comments on here, to 14 innings go the As-MFYs

Ish said...

Listening to the Yankees radio... They have Mark Feinsand of the Daily News on each game in the fifth inning. They had him come back up for the 14th for the Daily News Fifth... Again.

tim said...

Definitely prefer the yahoo game tracker to that piece of shit they have on MLB.com, there's so much garbage in it I have no idea what's going on in the game.

Ish said...

Last night I checked out NHL.com's gameday live concoction and was pleasantly surprised by it. Interesting individual stats updated real time - and they even provide radio broadcasts for free.

Benjamin said...

I hate GDGD, but it's still better than the alternatives in my experience.

All that super bonus extra expensive crap on the left side of the screen can be minimized so it stays out of your way.

Benjamin said...

Still tied in the middle of the 14th.

Benjamin said...

Swisher's batting. What're the odds we see him pitching next inning?

Ish said...

Milk Dud ends it.

Ish said...

"That's the Melky Way!" Sterling's call on the dong.

Milk Dong.

Benjamin said...

Fucking Melky.

redsock said...

Any news on the weather/game? Extra Bases and SoSH are quiet.

Ish said...

NESN is showing Wakefield and Kottaras playing mini golf in Florida.

Benjamin said...

Nothing on the Globe's site since 4pm.

redsock said...

Nothing on the Globe's site since 4pm.

I know. That's why I was asking. :>/

Kevin said...

GDGD has it as delayed.

nick said...

Hi all. Had the game on at work today, but I was too busy to stop by here and say hi. Now I'm the radio until 8 and then again at 10. Hopefully there'll be some ball I can spot in between.

Benjamin said...

It's completely stopped raining in Providence. Clear skies.

Benjamin said...

"They just announced in the press box that this game will start at 7:55 p.m. The tarp is currently being removed from the field for the second time since the last game was called."

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2009/04/755_start.html

redsock said...

Still nothing on EI (besides the Jays radio feed).

redsock said...

Twins feed

tjd said...

GDGD now says "Warmup".

redsock said...

what the fuck are these fuckers wearing??????????

Benjamin said...

Nothing says Earth Day like a fucking shamrock.

DECEMBER said...

Uh, we're turning into the fucking Mets with how many uniforms we have now. Disgraceful.

nixon33 said...

Stupid Unis

redsock said...

twins start calling lf wall a baggy --then stopped!

nice lyndon liner, though it was an out

Benjamin said...

Nice catch, Morales.

redsock said...

"... hitting the ball off that bag--- umm, well, that's not really a baggy, is it? the left field wall."

Benjamin said...

If only that part of the ballpark had a name.

redsock said...

During Game 1, L and I were wondering if Pesky and his wife ever made jokes about Pesky's "pole"? She thought absolutely.

Benjamin said...

Drew looks so bored.

Benjamin said...

"Ever made", as in before she died?

redsock said...

chew him up, gumball.

redsock said...

CHEWY DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

forgot to look for jere

Kevin said...

GUMBALL!!!

Kevin said...

"Drew looks so bored."

The sky is blue.

Benjamin said...

Oh hey, look at that.

redsock said...

That was a "GUMBALL RALLY"!

WEEI Math:

fired up + outs > bored + .400 OBP

redsock said...

The fuck train is making multiple stops in Dongtown.

andy said...

The combo of these uni's and the red sox shows that the away uni's can be worn with red sox. I'm talking the regular away jerseys.

andy said...

A lot of offense this year. I smell some new type of steroids.

Benjamin said...

Love the DP. Wish Dave Roberts would keep talking, though.

redsock said...

LIDP

redsock said...

Shit, I'm missing that.

Maybe make a note to look at MLBTV archive?

nixon33 said...

what is that annoying dance song that they play now after home runs? They play this same song around the league, and I hate the fact that Fenway os doing it now too. Does anyone know what it is?

redsock said...

replay shows lyndon's foot getting in - twins say "head first slide"

redsock said...

HE'S BACK BIG!!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

opposite field for ortiz = good.

Kevin said...

Half-dong!

redsock said...

SPEED MUTHERFUCKER

redsock said...

dickey up in twins pen

nick said...

what is this hockey on my screen? I switched over to the MLB network and the sox were on! for 2 minutes!

apparently we're up. GDGD here I come.

redsock said...

doung for twins.

Kevin said...

Crap.

redsock said...

start pitching again, penny.

redsock said...

twins tv are obsessed with how hard twins are hitting the ball. OBSESSED. especially since they have only one run.

redsock said...

whew

redsock said...

twins are "ABSOLUTELY MASHING THE BALL AGAINST PENNY"

give it up boys.

Kevin said...

I like Green's bat and all, but DAMN he sucks at fielding. (5 errors now)

nixon33 said...

Circle my dong, burt/

redsock said...

was that a hard hit ball?

twins tv: (crickets)

redsock said...

got 'em back in a hurry!!!

fuck thw twins

Benjamin said...

It's so nice to get runs back after giving them up.

Hell, it's nice just to get runs. We're getting so many more this week.

Kevin said...

"Hell, it's nice just to get runs. We're getting so many more this week."

I think they've been more patient at the plate lately; that probably helps.

Benjamin said...

I think they've been more patient at the plate lately; that probably helps.

More just that our BABIP is regressing to the mean.

Benjamin said...

Also facing the Orioles' worst pitching in the league helps.

Benjamin said...

I bet Jere has a good shot of Bailey's dong.

Kevin said...

"More just that our BABIP is regressing to the mean."

Touché.

redsock said...

Somewhere in Florida, Julio Lugo curses his TV.

redsock said...

Or wherever the PawSox are at.

redsock said...

FEAR THE RAM!

redsock said...

young didnt even know he was "hit" - fuckin ump

Benjamin said...

Happy birthday, Terry.

redsock said...

TOSS HIM!

Amy said...

Just getting in, and no reception for NESNplus here. But I see we are ahead again!

Amy said...

Boy, sure is quiet here. I guess two games in one day is too much for some people!

Benjamin said...

Also Jere's at the game, and he's like 20% of our offense.

Ish said...

Hey everyone. Just finished watching the Bruins SWEEP the Canadiens. Life is good. Had the Red Sox on the little TV in the living room all evening so I kept a close eye on that, too. Life really is good! And how about Gumball dong, eh?

I'm having a great night.

One thing that's funny is my NESN Plus channel is about five seconds delayed. I was so confused at first because normally it's about a half-second delay.

redsock said...

L's out too.

And Bot's in.

Amy said...

Hey, Ish. No NESNplus here, as predicted. :( But I was out til almost ten anyway.

Amy said...

"Watching" Pap on the computer is just not the same.

Ish said...

Hopefully the schedule moving forward will mean no more Bruins Red Sox overlaps. Time Warner Cable here put NESN Plus on a channel with terrible, terrible picture and sound. It looks like I'm watching in a dream. I can't even continue watching it, so I'm listening to it on the radio.

At least on the little TV the picture was ok.

redsock said...

Twins PBP just called 2004 Boston's "first world championship".

So did Bert.

Ish said...

Amy, the game is now back on NESN.

Amy said...

Thanks, Ish, I was just going to ask about that.

Ish said...

They just switched it back. Well, it's on NESN Plus as well. So you can see a quick replay of the pitch, haha.

Ish said...

I LOVED that slow-motion replay of the ball hitting the umpire's mask.

redsock said...

With today's game, Wake is oldest starter ever to pitch B2B CG!

So sez Twins TV, but they are also dumb as shit.

Amy said...

What's with the green caps??

Amy said...

See what I missed not having a picture.

Two away.

redsock said...

So after a 2-6 start, Sox have gone 7-0!

Ish said...

I think Don just said 1913 was the last time... I don't know if a doubleheader in general or a Red Sox doubleheader was rain-shortened for Game 1 and played a full Game 2.

Or something.

Ish said...

So after a 2-6 start, Sox have gone 7-0!Twins feed must be 1 out ahead of NESN! Haha

Amy said...

Can someone explain the green caps and weird jerseys??

redsock said...

Watery Wednesday.

Ish said...

Boston is FLOODED with dirty water!

Benjamin said...

Water.

Ish said...

I have no idea about the green unis either. Earth day?

Kevin said...

Water!

redsock said...

Caps: Earth Day.

Amy said...

Yes! Nice day for baseball, despite all the rain.

Bring on the Yankees!

Amy said...

Wasn't Earth Day April 20?

Benjamin said...

Back in second again.

Benjamin said...

Wasn't Earth Day April 20?

No, 4/20 is a different green holiday.

redsock said...

Green Sox: Maybe they lost a bet.

Ish said...

Maybe Penny made a peculiar request.

Hey I'd like green jerseys tonight.

Benjamin said...

FKR take a quick 3-0 lead in the first.

Ish said...

I'm going to settle in for some more hockey. Blackhawks and Flames. Versus showing the TSN feed so I feel like I'm in Canada a little bit.

Amy said...

Had to look that one up, Benjamin.

Sometimes I am just so out of the loop it scares me.

Also, Hitler's birthday.

Jere said...

"Also Jere's at the game, and he's like 20% of our offense."

Haha!

One of these days I'll have the technology to post here from games--finally getting a cell phone might be the first step. But now I'm dead set to making it to 2010 without one.

I left around 4:30, and sure enough, the traffic at that time, plus rain, made me not arrive till 6:30--but I got a spot right away so it was perfect...until they delayed the game an hour. But I did get to sit in the front row of the Monsters ALL game--LOTS of empty seats.

9casey said...

Jere said...
-finally getting a cell phone might be the first step. But now I'm dead set to making it to 2010 without one.


Why? is there some cosmic earth shattering reason......


Red Sox and Twins getting a lot of flack on how yesterday was handled...

L-girl said...

"finally getting a cell phone might be the first step"

A shocking development!

L-girl said...

"But I did get to sit in the front row of the Monsters ALL game"

Wow! Cool.

James said...

Good games. I had to work during the first one. Luckily my job yesterday consisted solely of WATCHING THE SOX GAME!