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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L-girl said...

oh that's all it is, a lookalike?

never mind :)

L-girl said...

801?!

redsock said...

ram ram in

Ish said...

Ram-Ram for the hold-hold.

Heh. 801 fail Allan.

Amy said...

This is one strange game you guys are playing. Always do wonder how men's minds work.

Kevin said...

Ram-Ram, do what you do best.

westcoastsox said...

Just came by to say w0000t!!!

redsock said...

jones the only one left in the pen.

we gotta win quick.

L-girl said...

There's lotsa lesbians on teevee. They're taking over, I hear.

Pepe Lepew said...

I know what Waking Up Canadian is, w/o YouTube.

Anyway, now that we're between innings, my citizenship status changed April 17th. I'm now technically a dual citizen, but I still have to go through the paperwork.

nixon33 said...

Come on Razor, throw Steeeerikes.

redsock said...

i planned on transcribing this tape after the game, but i think my shift may end before the game.

Amy said...

Hey, westcoastsox! Long time, no see!

Grant Salzano said...

conflicting edits

just hit refresh, it'll post


Ah, good to know, thanks.

L-girl said...

I play that game too.

Pepe Lepew said...

Ram Ram needs to throw dam dam strikes.

Benjamin said...

There's lotsa lesbians on teevee.

Not nearly enough.

nick said...

I keep getting quick audio dropouts on NESN. Happening to anyone else?

BB-bflergle.

Kevin said...

Not the best way to start.

redsock said...

not sure i knew she was gay. huh.

Amy said...

Rachel Maddow lives nearby...20 minutes up the road.

NICE! Get that lead runner!

Grant Salzano said...

<3 Fundamentals.

Benjamin said...

Sacrifice FAIL

redsock said...

There's lotsa lesbians on teevee.

Not nearly enough.

****

Now THERE'S the post of the night.

westcoastsox said...

Hi Amy, yeah, young kids, west coast, it's their bed time - hard to find time in front of the computer :-)

nixon33 said...

Kevin "the Real MVP of the Team" Youkilis

Grant Salzano said...

I keep getting quick audio dropouts on NESN. Happening to anyone else?

Not here.

L-girl said...

Pepe, congrats! So you were a Lost Canadian.

[Bye bye Georgie!]

And now you're found. You know, I thought you were Canadian, but I couldn't remember how I knew that.

We are waiting for our citizenship to come through.

redsock said...

tek better load his gun

Kevin said...

That works.

Two more.

Grant Salzano said...

Boy that play by Youk was big, eh? Though I don't think the run would have scored, it was hit hard. They probably would have sent him given the circumstances though.

L-girl said...

"Not nearly enough."

You're telling me.

Amy said...

But as I understand the game, they are choosing which man they would least repelled by if they had to have sex with one of them (or a lesbian?)

I can see choosing between two people you are MORE attracted to, but not less. Perhaps it is just me.

Kevin said...

Come on, don't screw this up.

nixon33 said...

DP PLEASE

Grant Salzano said...

We've been playing with fire here just about every inning, I don't like it.

Grant Salzano said...

GREAT pitch.

Ish said...

Just noticed NESN on the crawler now has an abbreviation for Closer. CL. Odd.

Grant Salzano said...

Beh's HR isn't up on GDGD up yet...

redsock said...

Jays up 14-0

redsock said...

the dud abides.

nick said...

screw 'em all... it FY-humpin' time!

L-girl said...

Nice dp!

Kevin said...

We're those pitches as high as they look on Gameday?

Amy said...

The time difference must make it hard to watch East Coast games, Westcoastsox. Almost as bad as us watching those west coast games here.

FY---I LOVE YOU!

nixon33 said...

YES>
NOW WIN THIS SHIT

Ish said...

I can see choosing between two people you are MORE attracted to, but not less. Perhaps it is just me.The premise of the game on the radio are choosing between two of the most undesirable people. The first one they did Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross.

Second one they did Linda Hogan and Octomom.

Kevin said...

Excellent

redsock said...

they were high (over throwing??)

Grant Salzano said...

HE IS SO FUCKING GOOD.

L-girl said...

Love that little guy! Plus he shaved today, so I like him even more.

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
the dud a
Nice One.

nixon33 said...

I just fucked that post up royally, anyway RS, it was funny.

Ish said...

And maybe they're not the most undesirable but you get the idea by the examples. They do bracket style matchups and come up with a final winner.

Kevin said...

I'd love to see Bay do it again.

nick said...

Amy, I don't think it has anything to do with Maddow being a lesbian...I think that's coincidental to a visual similarity.

I also don't think this is just a guy thing. Outside of this blog 'bout the only people I've ever heard instigate the game were female.

nixon33 said...

L, when did you change from l to L?

redsock said...

Man, radio shows sure are crazy these days!!!

westcoastsox said...

wish I got this on TV here. Tivo'ing tomorrow's game and Sunday's game.

Amy said...

Thanks, Ish, for the clarification. I guess I have a hard time imagining having sex with anyone I am not attracted to!

redsock said...

Time for some Good Times!

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe, congrats! So you were a Lost Canadian.

[Bye bye Georgie!]

And now you're found. You know, I thought you were Canadian, but I couldn't remember how I knew that.

We are waiting for our citizenship to come through.

DP!
Son of immigrants. I grew up in both countries.
Yup, If Sarah Palin ever becomes president, I want the option of just packing my bags and saying, "screw you guys, I'm going home..."
So, April 17 was a big day.

Grant Salzano said...

I like sportz and I don't CARE who knows, from shooting hoops to the Super Bowl.

L-girl said...

And Rachel Maddow was considered undesirable? They need glasses. Or to lose their homophobia, then look again.

Benjamin said...

The first one they did Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross.

Mr. Rogers would probably cook some mean pancakes the morning after.

Ish said...

Chocolate rain warming.

redsock said...

CHOCOLATE RAIN up

nick said...

seriously want Papi to have a walk-off of old--it'd do him some good (and us).

Ish said...

Mr. Rogers would probably cook some mean pancakes the morning after. • Let me show you what's behind the train set.

Kevin said...

"screw 'em all... it FY-humpin' time!"

Wow.

Just wow.

westcoastsox said...

The great thing about Patriot's day is that the game started at 8am. I got to listen all the way to work, in the morning. 7pm ET starts are tough, although I love listening on the way home.

L-girl said...

Sadly Pepe, even a citizen can't do that. You still need to apply and get status. But the citizenship will help a lot.

Grant Salzano said...

If Sarah Palin ever becomes president...

Come on, we Americans aren't THAT stupid...

Amy said...

And we hate those 10 pm starts. Especially on "school nights."

nixon33 said...

ortiz. yikes...

Ish said...

Come on, we Americans aren't THAT stupid... • I hope not.

She's not someone who you'd bother putting on Death is Not an Option.

Benjamin said...

Youk walkoffs would also work.

Grant Salzano said...

Cmon youkie

L-girl said...

Nix, a while back, blogger suddenly let you do mixed upper/lower case. So now I don't have to tell people I am not I-girl.

Ish said...

And we hate those 10 pm starts. Especially on "school nights." • Essackly. On any night, for me. I don't like staying up very late.

redsock said...

***
Come on, we Americans aren't THAT stupid...
***

Highly questionable. Anyway, the voting machines are that "stupid".

Kevin said...

We need to finish this up, we're running low on pitchers.

Amy said...

I need Youk to end this game. My eyes are starting to hurt.

L-girl said...

Women definitely play this silly game.

nick said...

I am unbelievably cool with a Sweaty Dong..just had some hopes for Papi for his own sake.

nixon33 said...

ah, got it. thanks!

SoSock said...

Holy Shit!
I'm at my sister's house (unfortunately we have had another death in our family) and the news comes on.
I saw the score scroll across the bottom of the screen and just had to see what was up.
My baby sister has her laptop with her so here I am.
Still tied?

Benjamin said...

YOUK!

Grant Salzano said...

Game.

Ish said...

THERE IT GOES!!!!!


SWEAT-POWERED DIRTY WATER!!!!

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nick said...

Sweaty Fucking Dong!@!@!!!!!

Iridescence said...

YOOOOOUK!!!!

nixon33 said...

THE REAL MVP OF THE TEAM!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

SUCK ON THAT DONG, JOBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

HA! He heard me! THANK YOU, KEVIN!!

Ish said...

Watch yourself. You'll get electrocuted!

Benjamin said...

I hope Youk touched the home plate there.

Kevin said...

SWEATY WATER!!!!!

L-girl said...

You had to wait a little longer, Allan, but you got it!!!

OUR FIRST WALK OFF OF 09!!!!!

Patrick said...

WHAT A FUCKING GAME!! SUCK IT, BITCHES!!!!!!

Grant Salzano said...

That was some kind of Sox game. That went down smooth.

Benjamin said...

Still tied?

Nope.

westcoastsox said...

Woohoo!!!!! Can't wait to see it on ESPN now!!!!

Grant Salzano said...

God, that was awesome.

L-girl said...

We are going to win this game.
We are going to win this game.
We are going to win this game.

We won this game.
We won this game.
WE WON THIS GAME!!!!

Patrick said...

If anyone asks me, I tell them Youkilis is the best player on the team. This is nothing new.

Iridescence said...

Was gonna say earlier for my money Youk is the best overall player in the AL right now. [sorry Dustin,it's close]

[I agree Pujols best in MLB]

Pepe Lepew said...

YOOOUUUUKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!
I dub thee an Honourary Canadian.

L-girl said...

"Still tied?

Nope."

LOL

redsock said...

The Sox don't care if we ain't feelin' it.

L-girl said...

Man, I'm exhausted, my eyes hurt from this computer and I have friggin work tomorrow.

Good night all you beautiful people! You make these games so much more fun.

Kevin said...

SO EFFING HAPPY!!!

Ish said...

Well earlier I mentioned Yook's Tom-Tom thought Lansdowne was in CF... Looks like between ABs he recalibrated it! Because onto Lansdowne it went.

Amy said...

HA! He heard me! THANK YOU, KEVIN!!

Iridescence said...

Yuck the Fankees!

Edward Lee said...

And to think I had brushed my teeth and was ready to go to bed with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th. Watching baseball in Ireland is painful.

Grant Salzano said...

Was gonna say earlier for my money Youk is the best overall player in the AL right now.

You kidding? It's not even close. Youk is on fire something crazy.


Buck Foston.

HAHA SUCK IT.

Ish said...

That's incredible, just how frustrating this game wasIt's only frustrating now for the road grays.

Iridescence said...

night all...great win!

Grant Salzano said...

God... seriously... that was some kind of fun ball game.

redsock said...

"Buck Foston"


HAHAHAHAHHAHA
Fuck you, troll!!!!!!!!!
Sweet dreams!!!!!!!!!

nick said...

awesome. time to go home.

have a good night, all!

Amy said...

Laura, you were right. We both had great foresight tonight!

And now bring it on tomorrow. Look for me---I will be the one with the Red Sox cap near two Yankee fans.

SoSock said...

nice :)

I posted my comment and when I refreshed - Voila! - there it was.

Fitting I guess.

Grant Salzano said...

It takes something special to make me wear something other than a BC hat on my head, but tomorrow will be one of those special exceptions methinks.

SoSock said...

Wow - one nice bit of news on an otherwise down day.

I love my Sox!

Benjamin said...

Fruitbat blows a save. Walkoff in extra innings. It's like old times.

nixon33 said...

WHAT A FUCKING GAME. THANKS FOR ALL THE POSITIVE THOUGHTS. I MUST ADMIT I WAS STARTING TO GET VERY NEGATIVE.

Jere said...

I love you all.

Great night in the Fenway bleachers.

What was it McAdam said about 'no drama' again?

Jere said...

Here's the video I shot of Bay tying it.

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