April 24, 2009

G16: Red Sox 5, Yankees 4 (11)

Yankees - 000 200 200 00 - 4 13  1
Red Sox - 100 001 002 01 - 5 14 0
After Jason Bay tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run bomb to center off Mariano Rivera, Kevin Youkilis won it with a dong to left off Damaso Marte.

The first half of the game was highly frustrating, as the Red Sox hit into four double plays in the first five innings. But things clicked in the sixth, as Mike Lowell doubled and Jason Varitek and Nick Green followed with singles, tying the game at 2-2.

Hideki Okajima relieved Lester (6-7-2-3-7, 114) in the seventh and faced four batters. They all reached safely, but only two of them scored, thanks to Manny Delcarmen's arm (3 outs on 8 pitches) and Bay's diving catch of Robinson Cano's liner to left center.

After Jonathan Albaladejo plunked Green with two down in the eighth and threw a called strike to Jacoby Ellsbury, Joe Girardi called on Rivera. Panic move? Maybe. Lyndon singled, but Dustin Pedroia was caught looking.

Javier Lopez loaded the bases in the top of the ninth with no outs on an HBP and two walks. But he toughened, getting Cano to hit into a 4-2-3 double play with the infield in and retiring Melky Cabrera on a foul pop to Tek.

Rivera struck out Ortiz to begin the bottom of the ninth. Youkilis lined a single right back through the box and took second on J.D. Drew's slow grounder to second. Then Bay came up, looked at a ball, and crushed a home run into the left-center end of the Monster seats. Tie game, 4-4. Lowell singled, but Varitek fanned. Rivera ended up throwing 30 pitches.

Mark Teixeira stranded runners at second and third in the tenth and Milk Dud GIDP'd to end the eleventh. After Ortiz struck out against Marte, Yook hit a no-doubt shot on a 2-1 pitch to left field and the first walk-off of 2009 was in the books.

***

Joba Chamberlain (5.06, 97 ERA+) / Jon Lester (5.50, 95 ERA+)

The Herald's Sean McAdam thinks "it might be too soon to expect the requisite high drama this weekend".

Over at the Post, Mike Vaccaro counters with: "Not to worry. There is Joba."
Referring to the four times Chamberlain has pitched up near the head of Kevin Youkilis in the last two seasons, Terry Francona notes that "he has great command until Youk gets in there". David Ortiz says "the next step for [Joba] will be to earn respect from everyone in the league so people don't get the wrong idea about him".

Over at SoSH, ToeKneeArmAss posted this:


Both teams come into the series on hot streaks. The Red Sox are led by Youkilis: .429/.522/.750; 14 runs scored, six doubles, four homers, 12 RBIs. ... Ortiz: "He gets up in the morning and he's already got a hit."

Roger Rubin, Daily News:
The Yankees have won six of their last eight games, while Boston has won seven in a row to go from the AL East basement to within striking distance of first-place Toronto. Both teams enter the weekend series at 9-6 [2 GB the 12-5 Blue Jays]. ...

On the current streak, their primary method has been beating foes into submission - Boston leads the AL in team batting average (.320), on-base percentage (.409), slugging (.580) and runs per game (7.86) over the last week. ...

Pedroia is hitting .458 over the last six games, while Ortiz has five hits in the last three games ...
Since a 12-inning loss to Oakland on April 14, the Red Sox have not lost. In their last four games, the Red Sox have outscored their opponents 31-6. Here are some numbers on the two halves of the young season:
REC    RS   AVG   OBP   SLG    RA   ERA
2-6 29 .237 .319 .388 43 5.40
7-0 55 .320 .409 .580 20 2.66
What, Ortiz Worry?
People panic too easy here. I've been here seven years, man, and the years that we struggle the most, we win the World Series. Sometimes, I guess, panicking, that's what makes the game interesting. Sometimes, that gets the game all (messed) up too. I don't know, I love it. It's good with me. I've been dealing with it for years, so I know how it goes.
***

When he was 13 years old, Arthur Giddon was a batboy for the Boston Braves. That was in 1922. For his 100th birthday, he'll be working at the city's other ball park, serving as the Red Sox's batboy during batting practice.

The Red Sox have sent Chris Carter back to Pawtucket and are expected to call up Jonathan Van Every before tonight's game. ... Boston has also reacquired Kason Gabbard from the Rangers. ... In his first start since injuring his hamstring, Clay Buchholz pitched five innings against Rochester, allowing three hits, two walks and two runs.

931 comments:

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Grant Salzano said...

I really can't believe that happened...

redsock said...

How the FUCK does he manage to ground into as many double plays as he does?

Good Q. A shit ton of grounders to second, for a start.

Kevin said...

Third GDP for him already this year.

Grant Salzano said...

I'm not even happy to be 201.

redsock said...

only his 3rd of the year.

doctor has 5
fy has 3

L-girl said...

shut up heidi and shut up texiera

L-girl said...

Come on, Grant, it's not THAT bad!

redsock said...

3/4 of a golden shower for dumbo

Amy said...

What is LCBO?

L-girl said...

lester > > > > posada

L-girl said...

lcbo = liquor stores in ontario

L-girl said...

i.e. where rally juice comes from

Kevin said...

"only his 3rd of the year.

doctor has 5
fy has 3"

Yes, but Lowell is slow as fuck, and FY...well, I can't explain that one as much.

Still, with his speed, he should have around one right now.

Grant Salzano said...

Come on, Grant, it's not THAT bad!

Well after the YankeeFail™ I got all pumped up and laughed maniacally at Joba, only to be silence pretty quick. Blech.

L-girl said...

But 201 is 201. Nothing can take that away from you.

Grant Salzano said...

silenced*, of course.

L-girl said...

swisher pointing to the sky for a double. you fucking idiot, the sky had nothing to do with it.

nixon33 said...

that would be gone at the new terlet!

Grant Salzano said...

But 201 is 201. Nothing can take that away from you.

:-P

redsock said...

frick

Kevin said...

I got my hopes up that he was going to have a clean inning for once.

Grant Salzano said...

swisher pointing to the sky for a double

Seriously?

L-girl said...

lbj isn't gidp'ing that much, he's just grounding out to 2nd constantly.

except for when he doesn't.

nixon33 said...

*get out of this inning without a run*

LETS SEE IF WE CAN SCORE AN EARNED RUN

Kevin said...

Alright, I'll take that.

SCORE SOME FUCKING RUNS NOW

Grant Salzano said...

I ask Joba to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come.

L-girl said...

OK, this is it. Big rally time.

nixon33 said...

Ellsworth(less)

redsock said...

3 GIDP in 4 innings. I wouldn't mind it if they were up 20-2, but they are not.

L-girl said...

Seriously Grant. I would never invent something so hideous. Makes it to 2nd and points upward with both hands.

L-girl said...

Worthless? Seriously? Geez.

L-girl said...

I don't give a shit if runs are earned or not, only if they're scored.

Amy said...

I am ready for some runs.

So LCBO is a liquor store. What does it stand for? I can't decode that except I assume the L is for liquor.

Come on, Joba, here come some bugs.

Benjamin said...

Runs, please.

nixon33 said...

its a joke, sweetness.

redsock said...

get guys on and let yook take the bugman to the cleaners

Benjamin said...

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Grant Salzano said...

Liquor Causes Black Outs.

Kevin said...

I think worthless is a bit much, but I really wish he hadn't hit .353 in 2007.

redsock said...

fy on for the 3rd time

L-girl said...

ok nix

Amy said...

Leadoff walk. If we don't capitalize this time, I will pull my hair out.

redsock said...

let's see ya whip out that big black dong!

L-girl said...

Here we go, big Papi breakout, right here

nixon33 said...

Time for Papi to drive it

L-girl said...

allan :)

redsock said...

tease. i'll take it.

Benjamin said...

Ichiro Papi.

Grant Salzano said...

'At'll do, pig. 'At'll do.

nixon33 said...

OK, NOW YOOK ITS YOUR TURN!

Amy said...

Papi! No K this time! Two on, none out....DO NOT BLOW THIS ONE.

L-girl said...

ok, so it's a little black dong, we'll take that too!

Kevin said...

Hm, we have the leadoff batter on base, again.

Can we maybe score some runs?

redsock said...

yook fu mojo at gdgd

Grant Salzano said...

Youk's OBP has to be something like 1.400 right now...

(/obvious hyperbole)

Amy said...

Heh, so liquor is sold in government owned stores in Ontario? Are there private stores also?

Don't hit Youk, you jerk.

redsock said...

was an MLB-best .522 coming in

and he's been on twice!

Amy said...

FINALLY we do not GIDP. Good wheels on Youk!

Grant Salzano said...

I swear to God I was about to need a new motherloving TV...

redsock said...

thanks for the shitty feed, ci

Kevin said...

HEY! WE AVOIDED THE DP!

Grant Salzano said...

I will bet anyone $5....

Grant Salzano said...

EPIC called it.

Amy said...

AGAIN! Holy shit.

L-girl said...

OMFG

redsock said...

That particular turn of events does not fill me with glee.

nixon33 said...

HAHAHAHA. This is getting fucking ridiculous.

Kevin said...

You've got to be fucking kidding me.

redsock said...

I think the Red Sox might hit into 2 double plays next inning.

Grant Salzano said...

Effing brittle bats... What's it going to take for MLB to do something about the wood for the bats? That one almost hit Joba. Come the **** on now...

Amy said...

Harv sitting quietly, doing a good job not expressing his glee with each DP.

Kevin said...

Anyone know the record for GDP in a game?

Grant Salzano said...

I think the Red Sox might hit into 2 double plays next inning.

Well it's possible... that would definitely be the icing on the cake wouldn't it?

L-girl said...

Amy: Let me Google that for you

Amy said...

Nix laughing, not cursing. Things must be so bad he can't even find the right words. :)

redsock said...

drew has ended 3 innings:

1st/2nd - GIDP (5th pitch)
loaded - F7 (1st pitch)
1st/3rd - GIDP (2nd pitch)

nixon33 said...

Drew with the OTHER kind of rally killer.

Edward Lee said...

Cano wasn't even close to the bag on the first attempted DP.

Kevin said...

Wow, Lester back out for the 6th.

Grant Salzano said...

Amy: Let me Google that for you

HAHAHAHAHA

Amy said...

Thanks, Laura. I could never have done that myself. :)

redsock said...

tito trying to squeeze another inning out of lester.

redsock said...

bottom third of lineup -- he SHOULD have no problem

Kevin said...

6 for the AL record, 7 for the ML record

Edward Lee said...

Lester looks fine, despite the pitch count. Just needs to stop walking Jose Molina.

Kevin said...

And Molina SHOULD be incapable of reaching base in three consecutive plate appearances...

Amy said...

Wow, we got a GIDP also. Isn't that our second (defensively)?

nixon33 said...

BAY DONG?

redsock said...

our 1st

L-girl said...

I hope you were laughing as you said that, Amy. :)

redsock said...

jays up 4-0 in 3rd, but cws have 'em loaded.

Grant Salzano said...

Here's a quiz for you epic smarties... What is the most possible double plays in a 9-inning game by one team?

Kevin said...

Holy crap: A double play that a Sox batter didn't hit into?

L-girl said...

RUNS PLEASE

L-girl said...

Grant with the math question.

Amy said...

Definitely, Laura. If I can't laugh at myself, then I am in deep trouble.

SCORE RUNS.

redsock said...

WPA will not be kind to Drew tonight. Unless ....

L-girl said...

Don got truped, but not me. A Bay ouout.

Grant Salzano said...

Grant with the math question.

It's not a math question at all, it's a baseball question lol

redsock said...

Dud misplay = Dr. Doubles

Amy said...

What am I missing, Grant? Is this like who is buried in Grant's Tomb? Can't you only have one DP an inning by the team at bat?

Harv says shit. First word out of him in a long while.

L-girl said...

It's a good quality, Amy. Something a few young yankee fans could have used last night...

DOCTOR DOUBLES!

Can we PLEEEEEEASE not waste this one???????

Grant Salzano said...

LIDP here?

Kevin said...

Hey, we CAN'T get a GDP here!

redsock said...

it's ted, so who knows about the "l" part?

Grant Salzano said...

Can't you only have one DP an inning by the team at bat?

Nope :D

L-girl said...

No, it's a math q, like one of those, what is the least number of cuts you can make in an apple to make 9 pieces

Amy said...

TEK!! Now can we SCORE???

Grant Salzano said...

Shit... that single just made me disheartened...

Edward Lee said...

Hey, we CAN'T get a GDP here!Well, now we can.

Kevin said...

Ellsbury, if you GDP here...

redsock said...

GIDP possibility for Green.

Kevin said...

Apparently I've forgotten the lineup, lol

L-girl said...

" it's ted, so who knows about the "l" part? "

What does this mean? Who is ted?

Grant Salzano said...

No, it's a math q, like one of those, what is the least number of cuts you can make in an apple to make 9 pieces

I guess if you want to be technical. I'll make it more simple: How many double plays can one team hit into in an inning?

L-girl said...

Oh maybe ted is tek. Or tied.

L-girl said...

FUCKING A WE SCORE A RUN!!!!!

Kevin said...

I'm so used to Tek hitting at the bottom of the order that I assume that Lyndon is the next up.

Grant Salzano said...

I'm still nervous, but glad we tied the game anyway.

nixon33 said...

YYEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Hmm, I am feeling a bit thick-headed here (must be the packing). But if you only get three outs an inning, how can you make more than one DP an inning?

SCORE! The bottom of the batting order comes through!

redsock said...

Green is Gold!

9 hits and 4 walks -- we got 2 runs

Edward Lee said...

Good thing it dropped in front of Swisher -- otherwise there's a real chance Lowell would have been thrown out at home.

L-girl said...

I'm just being silly Grant.

Bye bye Hut!

Kevin said...

A RUN!

A NON GDP!

L-girl said...

I'm still waiting to find out who ted is :)

redsock said...

ted is a sosh typo that stuck for tek

Benjamin said...

Let's Coke up Joba's ERA some more.

L-girl said...

We are going to win this game.

We are.

Going.

To win.

This game.

Grant Salzano said...

Hmm, I am feeling a bit thick-headed here (must be the packing). But if you only get three outs an inning, how can you make more than one DP an inning?

Haha don't worry you aren't thick-headed at all! This isn't really a trick question as much as it's how well do you know obscure baseball rules.

The answer to the question is similar to the answer to "How is it possible to hit into a quadruple play?" (which it is, and would be recognized as such)

It's my favorite baseball rule :D

Amy said...

Harv says Joba should not be a starter, can't last more than 5 innings.

We are being amazing civil during this game. Only April, not September or October though.

Kevin said...

I suggest that he attempt a bunt base hit.

L-girl said...

Oh right, I wasn't here for that, so it never sinks in. I'll try to keep up. But I can't promise anything.

Amy said...

LBJ, don't you dare....

L-girl said...

It's amazing you guys can even watch these games together.

And I used to say the same about us.

redsock said...

ted was after my game threads days over there, but i've seen it used

Grant Salzano said...

YES NO DP!

Amy said...

We are both so wiped out and preoccupied by the move that we don't have the energy to be testy during the game. And like I said, it is April. Much harder after the ASB.

redsock said...

LBJ leading off is starting to annoy me.

Grant Salzano said...

Actually I lied, it is still technically possible for us to hit into a DP this inning.

Kevin said...

Thank you for not GDPing

L-girl said...

I guess the all-drugs team would be kind of small, but we ought to start one for this loser

redsock said...

let's cut this coke with some fy powder

Amy said...

Grant, I gave up. Not sure anyone else is still pondering it, but I am ready for the answer.

L-girl said...

You made it through 2003 and 2004. You will obviously be together forever.

Kevin said...

"LBJ leading off is starting to annoy me."

I'm seriously starting to think we should bat FY leadoff and bat Green second.

L-girl said...

snort it right up, fuck yeah

redsock said...

Jays up 4-0!

Amy said...

We'd better be after enduring this move!

Well, at least we are tied.

Kevin said...

"I guess the all-drugs team would be kind of small, but we ought to start one for this loser"

Wasn't there a pitcher in the WBC with the last name of Bong?

redsock said...

Wanted to see Pedroia do a liner off Coke.

L-girl said...

Tito is not going to give up on his lineup that quickly. And you know it doesn't matter all that much.

L-girl said...

Bong? You don't mean Jeff Weaver, do you? The Bronx Bonger?

redsock said...

Jeemer in

Kevin said...

Although if we're limiting this to MLB then that wouldn't work.

redsock said...

Bong. Yeah!

redsock said...

Pill Plantier?

L-girl said...

Nah, no limits. Throw 'em all in.

Bong, that's great. I bet there was someone named Weed, but I'm not going over to BR to check, my computer is too slow.

Grant Salzano said...

Grant, I gave up. Not sure anyone else is still pondering it, but I am ready for the answer.

Basically there's a rule that says it's possible to have a 4th out in an inning.

There's a couple ways it could happen. The way that it would need to happen for a DOUBLE play would be as follows:

Say there are two outs, with runners on 1st and 2nd. There's a ground ball to... I don't know, somewhere. The runner on second misses the bag at 3rd but continues on to score. The runner on first is tagged out after the runner crosses the plate. If the other team appeals the play at 3rd, because it was a run scoring play, there is a rule that says that the out at third would retroactively become the 3rd out and the tag out would also be recognized, resulting in a double play (even though there were two outs) and 4 outs in the inning.

There's a slightly different scenario that could result in a quadruple play.

Benjamin said...

Bert Weeden (1911-1911)

Kevin said...

Jung-Keun Bong, team Korea

Benjamin said...

Probably wasn't even illegal back then.

L-girl said...

Thanks Benajmin. I know you're always good for a quick look-up.

L-girl said...

Then there was that pitcher Joint McCracksmack.

Amy said...

Grant, I need a visual aid for that one! But whatever...it sounds way too bizarre to be a serious possibility.

Benjamin said...

Fucking hold onto that, Drew.

Grant Salzano said...

Wow, he almost put that over the wall...

Amy said...

No one named Grass or Pot? Dope? Hash?

OH shit. I hate Jeter.

L-girl said...

Intangible double. Bah.

redsock said...

first i think dong
then CATCH
now double

Kevin said...

...

Why can't we have ONE clean inning in a game?

Benjamin said...

WTF

redsock said...

good fuckign lord

Amy said...

WTF?

L-girl said...

Jeemer, what was that?

redsock said...

A HIT? no error???????

L-girl said...

They gave Damon a hit for that?!

Benjamin said...

And even a GIDP would score the run. Meh.

Kevin said...

grr

L-girl said...

Johnny's mommy the official scorer today.

redsock said...

anyone else up out there?

L-girl said...

we are going to win this game
we are going to win this game
we are going to win this game

Benjamin said...

MDC's up.

redsock said...

K
DP
pls

Grant Salzano said...

it sounds way too bizarre to be a serious possibility.

Funny you should say that! I've known of this rule for a couple years, and then:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Rare-four-out-play-helps-Dodgers-down-Diamondb?urn=mlb,155380

Grant Salzano said...

Lame.

Benjamin said...

It's in rule 7.10, but it's really a misnomer. It's about picking which out is the third out of multiple possibilities.

Fuck you Okajima.

L-girl said...

ugh

still no outs

Amy said...

Oh FUCK. We tie it, they pull ahead. We need to get out of this inning with a DP now.

Kevin said...

FUCKER

Grant Salzano said...

Aw, hell...

Benjamin said...

I hate this shit.

Amy said...

Yeah, that's what I figured, Benjamin. No way there are four outs.

Loaded, no one out. My stomach is hurting.

Bye bye, Oki. Not your night.

redsock said...

All these bloops and flairs must be driving Jere ABSOLUTELY INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

I miss 2007 Okajima.

Ish said...

Frustrating game.

nixon33 said...

yanks about to blow it the fuck open here. Shit,

Benjamin said...

Appeal plays may require an umpire to recognize an apparent “fourth out.” If the
third out is made during a play in which an appeal play is sustained on another
runner, the appeal play decision takes precedence in determining the out. If there is
more than one appeal during a play that ends a half-inning, the defense may elect to
take the out that gives it the advantage. For the purpose of this rule, the defensive
team has “left the field” when the pitcher and all infielders have left fair territory on
their way to the bench or clubhouse.

Kevin said...

GET FUCKING OUTS YOU ASS!!!

Edward Lee said...

How many balls have the Yankees hit hard all game? Two?

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